Archive for February 2018

JOHN CHUCKMAN COMMENT: THE MATTER OF TRUMP’S SELF-DECLARED BRAVERY – A COMEDIAN’S BRILLIANT LINE ABOUT IT – A DETAILED RECORD OF TRUMP’S ACTUAL LIFELONG COWARDICE

John Chuckman

COMMENT POSTED TO AN ARTICLE IN THE INDEPENDENT

Donald Trump ridiculed by late night talk show hosts over claim he would have run into Florida school to tackle shooter

“What are you going to do, stab them with your bone spurs?’

Brilliant, absolutely brilliant.

Readers may enjoy this which also clarifies the comedian’s reference:

https://chuckmanwordsincomments.wordpress.com/2017/10/03/john-chuckman-comment-trump-as-the-most-american-of-presidents-a-claim-which-should-infuriate-both-his-supporters-and-opponents
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In discussing Trump’s “courage,” it’s important to note his already-established record while President.

None of Obama’s foreign affairs horrors have been overturned – from efforts to have mercenaries in Syria use poison gas (taken from the murdered Qaddafi’s supplies) as an excuse for American bombing to threatening a peaceful Russia.

The Pentagon has been given more money than it knows how to spend.

The tanks’ engines are still roaring at the Russian border.

The CIA, which runs America’s extrajudicial killing program, has been given a free hand in choosing whom it kills.

Afghanistan is still suffering under American occupation and increased bombing with no end in sight and absolutely nothing achieved.

American forces are illegally ensconced in Syria, busy helping terrorists.

The entire Mideast is in flames.

Israel is given whatever it likes and is allowed to threaten a peaceful Iran and continue its own atrocities and human rights horrors.

Trump’s UN Ambassador, Nikki Haley, pretty well speaks for Israeli interests.

And all this from a man who in his campaign said that we should get along with Russia and asked why the Middle East was in flames.

He was strong on those vital points. Then.

But when he first actually sat down around a big polished oak table with all that Pentagon brass and those big suits with the stern faces from the CIA, he shrank down into his chair like an 8-year old boy and peed his pants.

The man is beyond ridiculous.

George Bush was contemptible, but I’m not sure Trump hasn’t outdone him in a single year for contemptible behavior.

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Posted February 28, 2018 by JOHN CHUCKMAN in Uncategorized

JOHN CHUCKMAN COMMENT : NOTHING SPEAKS MORE PLAINLY TO TRUMP’S DANGEROUS INCOMPETENCE THAN THE TALE OF JARED KUSHNER’S HIGHEST-LEVEL SECURITY CLEARANCE (NOW REMOVED) – WHY WAS JONATHAN POLLARD EVER JAILED?

John Chuckman

COMMENT POSTED TO AN ARTICLE IN THE INDEPENDENT

Jared Kushner stripped of top-level security clearance
President’s son-in-law is one of several White House staff to have clearance downgraded

That Jared Kushner ever enjoyed the highest level of security clearance is astonishing.

He has no standing in government. No history. No record of expertise. Never elected to anything. He is under no formal oversight. He possesses no expert qualifications of any kind.

His father is a convicted felon.

Jared Kushner himself maintains the most intimate relationship with a foreign power, Israel, and its flagrantly-corrupt Prime Minister.

Kushner has already done some things for his family business which are extremely questionable, as his promoting a family development by telling Asians they would be able to obtain American residence if they bought into it.

All this, while half the government of the United States insanely busies itself looking under beds and rugs, tearing itself apart, for evidence of imagined Russian influence?

You worry about a few Russians buying advertising while at the same time a seriously questionable character like Jared Kushner enjoys the highest-possible access to secrets?

Even if the Russians had hacked into the DNC’s computer to obtain the dirt on Hillary we all saw from Wikileaks (and it is certain they did not, several top-level security experts have told us) the only accusation would be one of over-enthusiastic investigators hacking into someone’s personal incriminating information.

It all had nothing to do with government secrets, even in the most extreme claims by Democrats. And nothing to do with election interference, unless you call the release of embarrassing facts, things voters should actually know, a form of interference.

But here is a man of no standing in Washington, other than being the President’s son-in-law, an intimate of a foreign power including of its corrupt Prime Minister, a man whose father is a felon active in business, and a man whose business practices are already seen as questionable, and this man is given the highest secret clearance?

It’s appalling. Why did Jonathan Pollard go to prison for 30 years if a guy like Kushner can just prance in and see everything, then go over to Israel to discuss top-level secrets with a crook like Netanyahu and a crook like his own father?

Trump has brought the practices of the American government to the lowest level ever imagined.

Posted February 28, 2018 by JOHN CHUCKMAN in Uncategorized

JOHN CHUCKMAN COMMENT: ALL THE TALK OF HORROR IN EAST GHOUTA AND NOT A WORD OF BLAME WHERE IT REALLY BELONGS – WHAT WOULD BRITAIN DO WITH GANGS OF HEAVILY-ARMED MERCENARIES DROPPED INTO A BRITISH CITY?

John Chuckman

COMMENT POSTED TO AN ARTICLE BY PATRICK COCKBURN IN THE INDEPENDENT

‘People are being killed every day’: Life trapped inside ‘Hell on Earth’

Put the blame squarely where it belongs.

And that is on the United States, Israel, and Saudi Arabia – paymasters and service providers for terror.

And by the way, for a long period, Britain and France were willing helpers. Cameron used to pretend to bomb ISIS while bombing Syrian infrastructure to, in effect, help them. France did the same.

It is absurd for any newspapers to charge Syria’s national government in this horror of East Ghouta.

It is still a fairly popular government, supported by a majority, and it is a government which defends religious minorities.

They are fighting well-equipped, bloodthirsty foreign-paid mercenaries.

Just what would Westminster do with huge gangs of well-armed foreign thugs holding a British city captive?

Good God, we hear a huge amount of noise over just a few returning ISIS volunteers.

And I recall the bloody efforts against the IRA.

Further, what does Israel do when some poor frustrated people held in Gaza send some over-sized fireworks in protest into Israel, something involving no genuine threat to the state and certainly no threat from outside?

They kill them, by the thousands with jets and bombs and tanks, and then hold them without any access to repairs or services, leaving them to suffer interminably.

Posted February 27, 2018 by JOHN CHUCKMAN in Uncategorized

JOHN CHUCKMAN COMMENT: BRITAIN’S FOREIGN MINISTER JOINS THE STREAM OF LIES ABOUT SYRIA WITH EVENTS IN EAST GHOUTA – LYING FOR THE AMERICAN-ISRAELI-SAUDI ARABIAN AXIS OF TERROR IN THE MIDEAST

COMMENT POSTED TO AN ARTICLE IN THE INDEPENDENT

Boris Johnson ‘backs air strikes’ against Assad regime if has used chemical weapons in Eastern Ghouta
Foreign Secretary agrees there is case for ‘limited strikes’ if there is ‘incontrovertible evidence of further use of chemical weapons’

You are a liar, Boris.

And a particularly filthy one – in the best Tony Blair tradition.

The same game has been played by America-Israel-Saudi Arabia a number of times.

Find an excuse. Do air raids. Destroy a legitimate government.

Why?

Because the United States, under immense pressure from the Israel Lobby, wants it that way.

It’s an effort to repeat the same filthy business as we saw in Libya.

That was a peaceful place whose people received a lot of benefits from their government.

Now, thanks to America and its friends, it’s a hopeless violent chaos.

Just what Israel wants in all its Arab neighbors who don’t closely toe the American line.
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Response to a comment which asked who supports them:

Caches of Israeli-made weapons have been discovered several times in Syria. American-made weapons too.

Al-Nusra’s paid terrorists are treated in hospitals in Northern Israel.

US helicopters have been photographed moving some of the scum around in other locations.

By the way, the original ploy with chemical weapons was created by Obama/Clinton after they destroyed Libya.

Stocks from Qaddafi’s armed forces were shipped to Turkey for insertion into Syria.

At least once, an innocent, honest Turkish border guard caught some of it being shipped into Syria under cover of Turkish intelligence and it made the press.

It doesn’t get any lower than the game America has been playing here.

And British governments support it.

Why?

They are afraid of offending the Israel Lobby.

Posted February 27, 2018 by JOHN CHUCKMAN in Uncategorized

JOHN CHUCKMAN COMMENT: MASS MURDER TALKED ABOUT AS “A DIVERSION” – THE PATHETIC STATE OF AMERICAN POLITICAL DISCUSSION – PERHAPS ALL THE CRAZINESS REFLECTS GENUINE FEELINGS OF POWERLESSNESS

John Chuckman

COMMENT POSTED TO AN ARTICLE IN INFOWARS

Pieczenik thinks the shootings in Florida are diversions from what is going on in the Middle East and Korea as in WW3 about to break out

You are free to say what you like, but this is utter intellectual slop.

Mass murder as a diversion?

Good God, next you’ll be saying the Prophet Mohammed was in on the plot.

You know, every human population produces a certain percentage of mentally ill individuals, just as it produces a certain percentage of geniuses and idiots, a certain percentage of men and women.

Create a society where powerful weapons are available to the seriously mentally ill, and this is what you get, regularly.

And you have created such a society. It is called America.

Posted February 27, 2018 by JOHN CHUCKMAN in Uncategorized

JOHN CHUCKMAN COMMENT: WHY THE OFTEN-HEARD EXPRESSION “WE’RE BURNING THROUGH OUR RESOURCES” MAKES VERY LITTLE SENSE

John Chuckman

COMMENT POSTED TO AN ARTICLE IN GOV’T SLAVES

“We are burning through the planet’s resources, living an unsustainable way of life”

I’m sorry, but this claim is inaccurate, and it is getting tiresome with countless repetitions. It is a kind of secular religious mantra.

It resembles the words both of those crazed Old Testament prophets who lived in caves and bellowed about everyone’s transgressions and of Chicken Little warning about the sky.

The fact is that what is defined as a resource changes through time.

Things become resources or cease being resources with changing technology over time. Resources are not a fixed thing like a pile of stones.

8,000 years ago, iron deposits were not a resource, just an impediment for someone trying to clear or use some land.

150 years ago, crude was an undesirable mess in some plots of earth, not a resource.

This is true of every resource you can name.

Even farmland may cease being a resource for growing food in a century or so. Our food will all come to be manufactured in a manner we find perfectly acceptable.

Nothing stays the same, except some people’s minds.

Posted February 27, 2018 by JOHN CHUCKMAN in Uncategorized

JOHN CHUCKMAN COMMENT: U.S. ARMY’S ILLEGAL MANUFACTURE OF BIO-WEAPONS – AMERICA IS A QUASI-FASCIST STATE – PRESIDENTS HAVE LITTLE MORE ABILITY TO CHANGE THINGS THAN THE QUEEN OF ENGLAND DOES IN BRITAIN

John Chuckman

COMMENT POSTED TO AN ARTICLE ON GOV’T SLAVES

Bio Warfare: US Army makes lethal viruses, bacteria, and toxins in blatant violation of the United Nations Convention

I don’t know why this would surprise anyone, and I have little doubt of its truth.

You live in a quasi-fascist country run by the military and security services on behalf of the wealthy establishment.

You have the trappings of democracy, but they are only the trappings.

The big-mouthed bully now in the White house has proved incapable of changing any of the operations or plans of the military-security forces.

The Pentagon now gets more resources than it knows what to do with.

Ditto CIA and NSA, etc. Now, there’s a real blow struck for freedom and rights.

Every stupid and destructive initiative from Obama’s time has continued. Indeed, some have accelerated.

The big coward in the White House hasn’t offered the slightest resistance to the stupidities in Syria, the stupidities in Afghanistan, the stupidities in Ukraine, the stupidities on the Russian border, etc.

Indeed, in some matters, he’s simply washed his hands of the whole thing, as when he handed complete control over the national program of extrajudicial killings by drone over to the very CIA that does the killing!

You are hopeless, America, because most of you still believe in fairy tales.

Fairy tales like the one that the elected president is commander-in-chief.

No, he’s a figure head, a glorified servant, his role is not all that different from the role of Queen Elizabeth in Britain. She, too, is kept abreast of confidential matters, she too must sign off on new laws, but she has no power at all for stopping or altering any of the things which the real government does.

Posted February 27, 2018 by JOHN CHUCKMAN in Uncategorized