Archiv: little reminders


18.02.2020 - 13:21 [ Vox.com ]

Jeff Bezos asked Michael Bloomberg months ago if he’d consider running for president

(09.11.2019)

A spokesperson for Bloomberg confirmed the conversation. An Amazon spokesperson did not respond to requests for comment.

14.02.2020 - 12:10 [ New York Times ]

Centrists Are the Most Hostile to Democracy, Not Extremists

(23.05.2018)

Respondents who put themselves at the center of the political spectrum are the least supportive of democracy, according to several survey measures. These include views of democracy as the “best political system,” and a more general rating of democratic politics. In both, those in the center have the most critical views of democracy.

Some of the most striking data reflect respondents’ views of elections. Support for “free and fair” elections drops at the center for every single country in the sample. The size of the centrist gap is striking. In the case of the United States, fewer than half of people in the political center view elections as essential.

13.02.2020 - 17:51 [ Wired.com ]

U.S. Military Taught Officers: Use ‚Hiroshima‘ Tactics for ‚Total War‘ on Islam

(18.05.2012)

International laws protecting civilians in wartime are „no longer relevant,“ Dooley continues. And that opens the possibility of applying „the historical precedents of Dresden, Tokyo, Hiroshima, Nagasaki“ to Islam’s holiest cities, and bringing about „Mecca and Medina[’s] destruction.“

Dooley’s ideological allies have repeatedly stated that „mainstream“ Muslims are dangerous, because they’re „violent“ by nature.

13.02.2020 - 17:37 [ Radio Utopie ]

DER TERRORKRIEG: Lehre vom „Totalen Krieg“

(18.04.205)

Inhalte des Lehrmaterials:

Ein 5-Phasen-Plan (Papier „So what can we do? Counter-Jihad Op Design Model“, Juli 2011, hier gespiegelt). Zitat:

„Dieses Modell behauptet, dass der Islam dem Westen, und den Vereinigten Staaten im Besonderen, bereits den Krieg erklärt hat, wie es demonstrierbar ist über 30 Jahre gewalttätiger Geschichte. Es ist daher unlogisch weiter nach unseren gegenwärtigen strategischen Modellen zu verfahren, die annehmen, es gäbe mögliche Optionen für Gemeinsamkeiten („common ground“) und eine Sperre gegenüber der muslimischen Ummah ohne annähernd ´totalen Krieg´ zu führen“.

Der 5-Phasen-Plan nimmt an, dass Phase 1 (eine Abschreckung des Islam) bereits vorbei und gescheitert sei. Zitat:

„Manche hier als Vorschlag offerierte Aktionen werden in den Augen vieler, sowohl innerhalb als auch außerhalb der Vereinigten Staaten nicht als ´politisch korrekt´ angesehen werden (Beispiele: in Phase 3 vorgeschlagene Entscheidungspunkte..: Saudi Arabien mit Hungertod bedroht, Mekka und Medina zerstört. Islam reduziert zu Kultstatus).

Dieses Modell nimmt an, dass die Standards für bewaffnete Konflikte der Genfer Konvention IV von 1949 und ihre entsprechenden U.N.-Zusätze, wegen der gegenwärtigen allgemeinen Praktiken von islamischen Terroristen, nun global nicht länger relevant oder respektiert sind. Das würde die Option offenlassen, noch einmal wo immer notwendig den Krieg gegen eine Zivilbevölkerung zu führen (die historischen Präzedenzfälle von Dresden, Tokio, Hiroshima, Nagasaki sind anwendbar zur Zerstörung von Mekka und Medina DP in Phase III)“

03.02.2020 - 15:51 [ ABC News ]

Bernie’s big gamble: Sanders hopes new voters surprise at Iowa caucuses: ANALYSIS

His philosophy is that boosting turnout in a significant and meaningful way comes not only by exciting existing Democrats, but organizing and rallying nonvoters into Democrats.

His mission and ability to do that has been central to his argument about why he is the best candidate for Democrats in a general election.

02.02.2020 - 12:59 [ Justice Democrats / Twitter ]

„Each one of them [@AOC , @AyannaPressley , @RashidaTlaib , @IlhanMN ] has more people in their district than the entire state of Wyoming, Vermont, Alaska, North Dakota…they represent a whole lot of people.“ -@JoyAnnReid „Pressley’s mantra was ‚Change Cannot Wait.'“ -@drjlastword

(14.07.2019)

15.01.2020 - 09:51 [ Evan Weber / Twitter ]

“In my view a woman could be elected president of the United States. The real issue is: whose side are you on? Are you on the side of workers and poor people or are you on the side of Big Money and corporations.” —@BernieSanders, 1988

15.01.2020 - 09:37 [ Huffington Post ]

Sanders Campaign Co-Chair After Debate: 30 Years Ago, Warren Was A Republican

Warren was indeed a registered Republican until the mid-1990s. She said her research as a legal scholar into the root causes of household bankruptcy reshaped her worldview. As a Democrat, she defeated Republican Sen. Scott Brown in 2012 in her first run for office.

05.01.2020 - 13:33 [ theHill.com ]

The Memo: Iran crisis reverberates for Trump, Democrats

Clinton’s vote became a major vulnerability when she ran against then-Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2008. Biden’s backing for the war remains a sore point for some on the left even now.

“The elites and the establishment are going to try to say that because Joe Biden sat next to Barack Obama he has the most ‘foreign policy credentials,’ but that is insane,” said progressive strategist Jonathan Tasini, who supports Sanders. “Joe Biden made one of the worst foreign policy blunders ever by voting for the Iraq War, which shows he is completely without judgment.”

04.01.2020 - 12:12 [ Radio Utopie ]

Der Staat verlängert seine Teilnahme an der Internationalen Kriegskoalition

(25.10.2019)

Parlament ermächtigt Militär und Geheimdienst u.a. erneut zu Einsätzen im Krieg in Syrien und Irak, sowie zur Teilnahme an N.A.T.O.-Einsätzen zwecks „See- und Luftraumüberwachung“ auch im Persischen Golf.

04.01.2020 - 12:09 [ Radio Utopie ]

Deutschland zieht nicht, es kriecht in den nächsten Angriffskrieg

(25.06.2019)

Zusammenfassung zur Situation um den drohenden neuen Krieg im achtzehnjährigen Terrorkrieg, diesmal gegen den Iran.

30.12.2019 - 19:58 [ Omid Shokri Ph.D. ‏/ Twitter ]

2-it should be noted that after the US withdrawal from JCPOA, both China and Russia energy firms’ left Iran energy sector and other industries.

23.12.2019 - 14:54 [ Almasdarnews.com ]

Jihadists suffer heavy losses as Syrian troops keep advancing in southeast Idlib

The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) is rolling through the southeastern countryside of the Idlib Governorate this evening after launching a big attack at two axes.

According to a military source near the front-lines, the Syrian Arab Army has captured the town of Al-Rafah after a short battle with the jihadist rebels of Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham (HTS) and their militant allies.

03.11.2019 - 12:12 [ mediagrrl9 / Youtube ]

Peace Activist and Ex-CIA Analyst Ray McGovern Beaten, Arrested for Silent Protest at Clinton Speech

(18. Februar 2011)

DemocracyNow.org –
This week, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton gave a major address calling for Internet freedom around the world. As Clinton condemned the Egyptian and Iranian governments for arresting and beating protesters, former U.S. Army and CIA officer Ray McGovern was violently ejected from the audience and arrested after he stood up and turned his back in a silent protest of America’s foreign policy. Ray McGovern joins us from Washington, D.C.

03.11.2019 - 12:09 [ Consortium News ]

More Holes in Russia-gate Narrative

(20.09.2017)

How can we be so confident? Because NSA alumni now active in Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity (VIPS) are intimately familiar with NSA’s capabilities and practice with respect to bulk capture and storage of fiber-optic communications. Two of us actually devised the systems still in use, and Edward Snowden’s revelations filled in remaining gaps. Today’s NSA is in position to clear up any and all questions about intrusions into the DNC.

(…)

The FBI could still redeem itself by doing what it should have done as soon as the DNC claimed to have been “hacked.” For reasons best known to former FBI Director James Comey, the Bureau failed to get whatever warrant was needed to confiscate the DNC servers and computers to properly examine them.

03.11.2019 - 11:25 [ Ray McGovern / Consortium News ]

RAY McGOVERN: A Non-Hack That Raised Hillary’s Hackles

(22.07.2019)

Independent forensic investigations demonstrated two years ago that the DNC emails were not hacked over the Internet, but had been copied onto an external storage device — probably a thumb drive. Additional work over recent months has yielded more evidence that the intrusion into the DNC computers was a copy, not a hack, and that it took place on May 23 and 25, 2016.

The DNC almost certainly knew what had happened — not only that someone with physical access to DNC computers had copied thousands of emails, but also which ones they had copied, and thus how prejudicial to the Clinton campaign they would be when they saw the light of day.

And so, candidate Clinton, the DNC, and the mainstream media (forever quoting anonymous “current and former intelligence officials”) appear to have colluded, deciding the best defense would be a good offense.

24.10.2019 - 05:54 [ i24NEWS English / Twitter ]

‚The prime minister is not above the law, but neither is he below it,‘ senior #Netanyahu lawyer says as he enters the closed-door corruption hearing

(02.10.2019)

20.10.2019 - 14:02 [ New York Times ]

U.S. and Allies Say Syria Leader Must Step Down

(18. August 2011)

“We have consistently said that President Assad must lead a democratic transition or get out of the way,” Mr. Obama said in a written statement released Thursday morning after coordination with allies in Europe. “He has not led. For the sake of the Syrian people, the time has come for President Assad to step aside.”

Almost simultaneously, Prime Minister David Cameron of Britain, President Nicolas Sarkozy of France and Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany issued a joint statement urging Mr. Assad “to face the reality of the complete rejection of his regime by the Syrian people and to step aside in the best interests of Syria and the unity of its people.” Canada made a similar appeal, as did the European Union.

19.10.2019 - 10:25 [ Daily Mail ]

Pentagon DELETES files about Osama bin Laden raid after transferring them to CIA where they can’t be made public

(08.07.2013)

– Military files about the Navy SEAL raid on Osama bin Laden’s hideout have been purged from Pentagon computers
– Associated Press requested information on the raid some 20 times in 2011 but requests were rejected
– A line in an inspector general’s draft report states the files were purged from the defense department to another government department to prevent certain information about the raid being made public
– The sentence was removed from the final report released weeks ago

19.10.2019 - 10:00 [ Radio Utopie ]

Admiral William McRaven: der Letzte der Viererbande

(17.11.2013)

Auf dem U.S.-Luftwaffenstützpunkt McDill Air Force Base in Tampa in Florida residiert noch unangefochten der Herrscher über die grösste geheime internationale Schattenarmee – mächtiger als der U.S.-Präsident als Oberkommandierender der U.S.-Streitkräfte mitsamt seinem Verteidigungsminister – wo er seine Befugnisse unkontrollierbar immer weiter ausbaut.

19.09.2019 - 09:49 [ Daniel Neun / Twitter ]

Mein Lieblingssatz: „Gebt uns 20 Jahre und wir übernehmen eure Medien und zerstören euer Land.“ Dok 1, Seite 37/38

(3.3.2015)

17.09.2019 - 20:17 [ Haaretz ]

Mendelblit, Don’t Delay

(14.02.2018)

The police announcement Tuesday – that the investigations into two cases involving Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu had been completed – came 13 months after Attorney General Avichai Mendelblit decided that a “preliminary examination” of the allegations, which itself took six months, should become full-fledged criminal investigations.

22.06.2019 - 17:15 [ Tulsi Gabbard, Abgeordnete des US Repräsentantenhauses ]

Reps. Gabbard and Jones Introduce Bipartisan Resolution Requiring Congressional Approval Before Trump Takes U.S. to War

September 15, 2018
Press Release

Washington, DC—In recent days, the Trump Administration has threatened military force against Syria, Russia, and Iran if they attack al-Qaeda and other terrorist groups that currently control the city of Idlib, Syria. Reps. Tulsi Gabbard (HI-02) and Walter Jones (NC-03) introduced a bipartisan resolution, requiring the President to comply with the U.S. Constitution, War Powers Resolution and U.S. law, and obtain congressional authorization prior to the use of U.S. military force.

21.06.2019 - 15:47 [ Haaretz ]

Former Mossad Chief Calls Netanyahu Voters ‚Mindless‘

A former chief of the Israeli espionage agency Mossad, Shabtai Shavit, called Israeli voters who support Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu „mindless people who understand nothing.“

Shavit made the remark in an interview with Israeli daily Maariv, which was published Thursday. He also said that the premier’s political base is made up of people „whose threshold for normality is at the level of grass.“