PUTIN AMASSES TROOPS NEAR TURKISH BORDER…

#hussein thinks of Turkey as an ally — Putin sees them as the enemy at large — As someone who taught my eldest grandson to say “Putin is evil” (never-mind that Jaykob liked saying it just because he thought he was saying POOT) Sometimes it can be hard to admit but this time Putin is CORRECT!

“Turkey, after all, is a critical ally in the global fight against ISIS and is among the only members of the U.S.-led coalition with bases near strategic ISIS strongholds. In July 2015, Turkey and the U.S. finalized an agreement to work cooperatively to combat Islamic State terrorists in Syria and Iraq, allowing the U.S. to launch air attacks from the Incirlik air base in southern Turkey against Islamic State terrorist networks in northern Syria.

Make no mistake: The Russian military presence in Armenia represents a dagger pointed at the heart of NATO as the Armenia-Russian alliance strengthens. But while Moscow is rattling its sabers, Washington remains silent.

Last August, The Moscow Times reported that President Putin told Turkey’s Ambassador to Moscow to “tell your dictator President he can go to hell along with his ISIS terrorists and I shall make Syria to nothing but a ‘Big Stalingrad.’” Histrionics aside, the intent is clear. Russia views Turkey as a hostile state and it will not back down.”

Bush Haunts the GOP, by Eric Margolis

The Dems are no less responsible!

STRAIGHT LINE LOGIC

From Eric Margolis at lewrockwell.com:

“The evil that men do lives after them,” wrote Shakespeare. A prime example, former US President George W. Bush who appeared last week campaigning in South Carolina for his amiable younger brother, Jeb.

George W. continues to haunt the Republican Party and damage its electoral chances. At home, Bush has been staying out of public gaze; abroad, he is widely hated and limits overseas travel due to fear of war crimes arrest for his 2003 invasions of Iraq.

Republican spin doctors and the rightwing US media has been trying to soft soap Bush and his mentor, Dick Cheney, for years and slowly expunge their disastrous Iraq and Afghanistan Wars that opened a Pandora’s Box of horrors across the Muslim world. Democrats who cheered the war have equally sought to dodge responsibility. However, Hillary Clinton can’t seem to escape her tawdry war record.

The US, claim…

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The Age of Authoritarianism: Government of the Politicians, by the Military, for the Corporations, by John Whitehead

“Essentially, there are four camps of thought among the citizenry when it comes to holding the government accountable. Which camp you fall into says a lot about your view of government—or, at least, your view of whichever administration happens to be in power at the time.

In the first camp are those who trust the government to do the right thing, despite the government’s repeated failures in this department. In the second camp are those who not only don’t trust the government but think the government is out to get them. In the third camp are those who see government neither as an angel nor a devil, but merely as an entity that needs to be controlled, or as Thomas Jefferson phrased it, bound “down from mischief with the chains of the Constitution.”

Then there’s the fourth camp, comprised of individuals who pay little to no attention to the workings of government, so much so that they barely vote, let alone know who’s in office. Easily entertained, easily distracted, easily led, these are the ones who make the government’s job far easier than it should be.”

STRAIGHT LINE LOGIC

From John W. Whitehead on a guest post at theburningplatform.com:

America is at a crossroads.

History may show that from this point forward, we will have left behind any semblance of constitutional government and entered into a militaristic state where all citizens are suspects and security trumps freedom.

As I make clear in my book Battlefield America: The War on the American People, we have moved beyond the era of representative government and entered a new age—the age of authoritarianism. Even with its constantly shifting terrain, this topsy-turvy travesty of law and government has become America’s new normal.

Let me take you on a brief guided tour, but prepare yourself. The landscape is particularly disheartening to anyone who remembers what America used to be.

The Executive Branch: President Obama, like many of his predecessors, has routinely disregarded the Constitution when it has suited his purposes, operating largely above…

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Three Strikes – Third Time This Campaign Season NBC/WSJ Caught Promoting “Agenda Polls”…

Notice the pollster says the objective is PUBLIC OPINION STRATEGIES

Is that how to sway public opinion? I laughed when I saw the poll on another blog.

Source: Three Strikes – Third Time This Campaign Season NBC/WSJ Caught Promoting “Agenda Polls”…

Cashless Crisis: “With Digital Payments, Civilization Comes To An End Until Power is Restored”

Some have suggested that the $100 (bill) be discontinued. That is about 78% of the cash flow at this time.

Source: Cashless Crisis: “With Digital Payments, Civilization Comes To An End Until Power is Restored”