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27.10.2018 - 20:10 [ Radio Utopie ]

Prognose: Obama-Abziehbild Deval Patrick wird neuer Präsidentschaftskandidat der „Demokratischen Partei“

(15.7.2018)

Auf erneute Erklärungen verzichten wir, da wir nicht nur von einem moralisch-politischen, sondern auch von einem mentalen Zusammenbruch fast aller progressiven / linken Individuen und ergo Organisationen und Strömungen in der U.S.-Hegemonie ausgehen müssen.

27.10.2018 - 20:08 [ Buzzfeednews.com ]

Top Obama Allies Are Ready To Support A Deval Patrick Presidential Campaign

(23.10.2018) Standing in a church hall this month, Deval Patrick scanned the faces at the get-out-the-vote rally and took them back to his childhood in Chicago’s South Side and the private school experience that changed him.

What he had in Chicago was a real community, he said. When you had a stake in your neighbors’ dreams and struggles, and they had one in yours. When each adult was responsible for each child, and people were wholly devoted to common interests. When you were intent on leaving things better for the next generation …

27.10.2018 - 19:44 [ Sequoyah ‏/ Twitter ]

Despite arming genocidal groups in Syria, turning Libya into a sectarian hell with an active slave trade, facilitating fascists into power in Ukraine, arming the Saudi & Israeli regimes, & supporting a coup in Honduras, Obama & Clinton are apparently still „decent people“. Yikes

27.10.2018 - 19:40 [ Sueddeutsche.de ]

Briefbomben in den USA: Hillary Clinton greift Trump an

Die ehemalige Präsidentschaftskandidatin Hillary Clinton hat US-Präsident Trump scharf kritisiert und gibt ihm indirekt eine Mitschuld an den Briefbomben.
Der US-Präsident praktiziere eine rücksichtlose Rhetorik, sagte Clinton. Die Atmosphäre sei unberechenbar und hasserfüllt.
Auch Ex-Präsident Obama äußert sich und wirft Trump und anderen Republikanern Lügen vor.

27.10.2018 - 12:20 [ thisisInsider.com ]

Whoever sent pipe bombs to a series of Trump critics appears to have spelled John Brennan and Debbie Wasserman Schultz’s names wrong

The package addressed to former CIA Director John Brennan — which Business Insider has seen pictures of — misspelled his name as „Brenan“ and misidentified the TV network he contributes to.
It listed Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz of Florida as the sender but spelled her name as „Shultz“ and her home state as „Florids.“

27.10.2018 - 12:10 [ WSWS.org ]

Briefbomben-Wirrwarr zeigt Zustand der US-Politik

Die zehn Pakete waren fast identisch, und als Absender war auf allen die Kongressabgeordnete Debbie Wasserman Schultz aus Florida angegeben, die ehemalige Vorsitzende des Nationalkomitees der Demokraten. Nicht bestätigten Medienberichten vom Donnerstag zufolge könnten die Pakete von Südflorida aus verschickt worden sein, wo Schultz die bekannteste politische Figur der Demokraten ist.

Jedes Paket enthielt eine Rohrbombe der gleichen plumpen Bauart, zum Teil nebst einer Hülle aus weißem Pulver, das offenbar harmlos war. Das FBI hat keine Details über den Auslösemechanismus veröffentlicht. Es bestätigte lediglich, dass kein Draht vorhanden war, um die Bombe zu zünden – was ohnehin offensichtlich war, da mehrere Pakete geöffnet worden waren, ohne dass es eine Explosion gegeben hätte.

27.10.2018 - 09:01 [ Sarah Abdallah / Twitter ]

The man who maintained a Kill List, expanded drone strikes, oversaw the destruction of Libya, Syria and Yemen, created ISIS, propped up dictatorships like Saudi Arabia and dropped 26,171 bombs on 7 countries in a single year alone, wants to lecture us about “civility”.

25.10.2018 - 06:39 [ New York Times ]

The Danger of Running an Election on Fear

At a fund-raiser in Coral Gables this afternoon, Mrs. Clinton addressed the news of the bombs.

“It’s a time of deep divisions, and we have to do everything we can to bring our country together,” she told a crowd of 200 donors.

But it’s worth noting how she talked about this election just 15 days ago.

“You cannot be civil with a political party that wants to destroy what you stand for, what you care about,” she told CNN.

25.10.2018 - 05:59 [ Spiegel.de ]

Clinton über mutmaßliche Paketbomben: „Es ist eine Zeit tiefer Spaltung“

Die Sendung an CNN bestand nach Polizeiangaben aus einer Metallröhre mit Drähten. Zum genauen Inhalt der Sendungen an Obama und Clinton gaben die Behörden hingegen zunächst nichts Genaueres bekannt, die „New York Times“ berichtete von Sprengsätzen.

23.10.2018 - 18:03 [ St. Louis Post-Dispatch ]

Obama hasn’t endorsed McCaskill. Why not?

In his unprecedented engagement in political campaigns so close to his presidency, Barack Obama has officially endorsed hundreds of local and statewide Democratic candidates around the country.

Conspicuously off the list so far: Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., who was one of Obama’s most important early endorsers …

15.09.2018 - 09:10 [ Raw Story ]

Here are 5 shady ways Trump, Israel and Russia are colluding on the world stage

That’s not the first time the government of Israel has surprisingly popped up during the Russia probe, investigations into President Donald Trump and his associates and White House policy on a number of issues. It should be noted that whatever Israel’s role has been in propping up Donald Trump, it’s fairly shocking, given that the Trump campaign was arguably propelled by white nationalists and avowed anti-Semites.

15.09.2018 - 08:56 [ businessinsider.nl ]

Court documents: Paul Manafort wanted to galvanize ‘Obama jews’ against Ukrainian politician as part of his lobbying work

Prosecutors say he collaborated with an Israeli official to spread the story that Tymoshenko was allied with anti-Semitic causes to make the administration believe “the Jewish community will take this out on Obama on electionday if he does nothing.”

“I have someone pushing it on the NY Post. Bada bing bada boom,” Manafort wrote in an email to one his employees in his consulting firm, identified as Person D1 in the court documents.

13.09.2018 - 13:07 [ John Wight / Medium..com ]

Who will save us from America? A short discourse on the nightmare of US exceptionalism

When it comes to the state of the nation at home, anyone who believes America is a classless society need only spend half an hour walking around Hollywood, acknowledged epicentre of the American Dream, to realise how wrong they are. For not only will they be assured that there is no society more defined by class than US society, they will be left in little doubt that every minute of a every day a fierce class war is raging with up to now only one side taking all the punches and doing all the bleeding.

Not only in Hollywood but all across America the abandonment of the poor, downtrodden and sick to their fate has and continues to be so brutal that its human consequences given new meaning to the words ‘wretched of the earth’. And this wretched constituency of millions — lacking healthcare, decent housing, jobs, and hope — hardly saw their fortunes improve under Obama, despite the soaring rhetoric about hope and change, etc.

23.08.2018 - 09:49 [ Consortium News ]

US Intel Vets Dispute Russia Hacking Claims

(12.12.2016) we draw on decades of senior-level experience – with emphasis on cyber-intelligence and security – to cut through uninformed, largely partisan fog. Far from hiding behind anonymity, we are proud to speak out with the hope of gaining an audience appropriate to what we merit – given our long labors in government and other areas of technology. And corny though it may sound these days, our ethos as intelligence professionals remains, simply, to tell it like it is – without fear or favor.

We have gone through the various claims about hacking. For us, it is child’s play to dismiss them. The email disclosures in question are the result of a leak, not a hack.

23.08.2018 - 09:46 [ CBS News ]

FBI, DNI back CIA judgment that Russia meddled in election and favored Trump

(16.12.2016) “Earlier this week, I met separately with (Director) FBI James Comey and DNI Jim Clapper, and there is strong consensus among us on the scope, nature, and intent of Russian interference in our presidential election,” Brennan wrote, U.S. intelligence sources confirmed. “The three of us also agree that our organizations, along with others, need to focus on completing the thorough review of this issue that has been directed by President Obama and which is being led by the DNI.”

23.08.2018 - 09:42 [ CBS News ]

Obama, GOP senators call for probe to examine Russia’s meddling in U.S. election

(9.12.2016) “See, the problem with hacking is that if they’re able to disrupt elections, then it’s a national security issue, obviously,” McCain told the Post.

Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-South Carolina, who’s close with McCain, told CNN earlier this week that he thinks Russia “did interfere with our elections.”

“It’s pretty clear to me that Wikileaks was designed to hurt [Democratic presidential nominee Hillary] Clinton and it could be us tomorrow,” Graham said. “I’m going after Russia in every way you can go after Russia.”

23.08.2018 - 09:16 [ thinkprogress.org ]

Debbie Wasserman Schultz Resigns From DNC In Wake Of WikiLeaks Email Dump

(24.7.2016) The DNC’s vice chair, longtime party official Donna Brazile, would serve as interim chair, the DNC said. CNN’s Jeff Zelany said that it took a call from President Obama for Wasserman Schultz to agree to resign. Obama’s statement, released after Wasserman Schultz’, was supportive of her work for the party.

01.08.2018 - 22:15 [ Washington Post ]

Assad must go, Obama says

(18.8.2011) As Obama issued his statement, the leaders of France, Germany and Britain joined him in calling on Assad “to face the reality of the complete rejection of his regime by the Syrian people and to step aside.”

Obama had spoken to French President Nicolas Sarkozy, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and British Prime Minister David Cameron over the past two weeks to discuss calling for Assad’s resignation and to coordinate steps on sanctions.

01.08.2018 - 22:10 [ Al Jazeera ]

Obama: Gaddafi must leave Libya now

(27.2.2011) Obama’s remarks came in a call on Saturday to Angela Merkel, the German chancellor, sharpening US rhetoric after days of deadly violence – and criticism that Washington was slow to respond.

„When a leader’s only means of staying in power is to use mass violence against his own people, he has lost the legitimacy to rule and needs to do what is right for his country by leaving now,“ the White House said in a statement, summarising their telephone conversation.

01.08.2018 - 21:53 [ ORF.at ]

Obama schaltet sich in Wahlkampf für Midterms ein

Drei Monate vor den wichtigen Zwischenwahlen (midterm elections) in den USA hat sich Ex-Präsident Barack Obama in den Wahlkampf eingeschaltet. Der Demokrat erklärte heute seine Unterstützung für zahlreiche Kandidatinnen und Kandidaten seiner Partei. Er sei zuversichtlich, dass sie die USA stärken und dazu beitragen könnten, das Ansehen des Landes in der Welt zu reparieren, hieß es in einer Mitteilung.

29.07.2018 - 12:29 [ Telegraph.co.uk ]

CIA ‚had source close to Putin‘ and told Donald Trump that Russian leader ordered election hacking

(19.7.2018) The CIA had a top secret informant close to Vladimir Putin who confirmed the Russian president’s personal involvement in hacking the 2016 US election, it has been claimed.

According to the New York Times the source was giving information to the CIA during the Obama administration.

The information, and the source, were reportedly considered so sensitive that John Brennan, the CIA director at the time, gave details to Mr Obama in an envelope, separate from the daily presidential intelligence briefing that is delivered in the Oval Office, the New York Times reported.

28.07.2018 - 23:21 [ Bloomberg.com ]

Three Reasons Why Trump May End the ‘Forever War’

(11.7.2018) Third, Trump could simply decide to call it quits. Where Trump differs from Bush and Obama is that he never had any real enthusiasm for the Afghan campaign. He is also somewhat less vulnerable to the political costs of withdrawal because he made an opposition to prolonged nation-building missions a central plank of his campaign.

27.07.2018 - 08:29 [ Sam Westrop / Middle East Forum ]

Exclusive: Obama Administration Knowingly Funded a Designated Al-Qaeda Affiliate

The Middle East Forum has discovered that the Obama administration approved a grant of $200,000 of taxpayer money to an al-Qaeda affiliate in Sudan — a decade after the U.S. Treasury designated it as a terrorist-financing organization. More stunningly, government officials specifically authorized the release of at least $115,000 of this grant even after learning that it was a designated terror organization.

27.07.2018 - 05:32 [ Eylon Levy / i24News ]

EXCLUSIVE: Obama administration gave US aid money to Al Qaeda affiliate in Sudan

(25. Juli) The US Agency for International Development (USAID) gave $200,000 to the Khartoum-based Islamic Relief Agency (ISRA), a designated global terror entity placed on the US sanctions list over its financial support for Osama Bin Laden and other terrorist groups including Hamas.

15.07.2018 - 11:26 [ Radio Utopie ]

Prognose: Trump wird 2020 wieder U.S.-Präsident

(13.6.2018) Donald Trump wird am 3. November 2020 wieder zum Präsidenten der Vereinigten Staaten von Amerika gewählt werden. Dem folgt die Erosion der „Demokratischen Partei“ und die Gründung einer neuen Partei.

Die Prognose im Einzelnen, mit verschiedenen Szenarien bei immer gleichem Ergebnis:

15.06.2018 - 14:53 [ Burlington Free Press ]

What it means that Bernie Sanders met with Barack Obama about 2020 run

Axios, which boils down news and analysis into concise takes, explains why this matters: “A meeting with Obama is an easy way for 2020 contenders to gain legitimacy and presidential wisdom — and, most importantly, a foothold with the man still largely considered to be the Democratic Party’s figurehead.”

29.03.2018 - 07:54 [ Sueddeutsche.de ]

Obama soll mit Netflix über eigene Show verhandeln

(9.3.2018) Der ehemalige US-Präsident Barack Obama befindet sich laut einem Bericht der New York Times in fortgeschrittenen Verhandlungen mit Netflix über eine eigene Show. Eine solche Serie könnte ihm über den weltgrößten Streamingdienst und dessen 118 Millionen Abonnenten eine globale Plattform verschaffen, berichtete die Zeitung in der Nacht zum Freitag.