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FlatBaroque's Journal
FlatBaroque's Journal
November 22, 2015

Bernie's Georgetown Univ speech is replaying on C-SPAN right now.

Started at 2, about 4 minutes ago.

November 15, 2015

Is it now abundantly clear why DWS and Hillary want to limit exposure to voters?

Just the slightest poke by Bernie and O'Malley and Hillary was unable to handle herself. She was defensive and unconvincing. She also made what I believe to be a major gaffe, tying her support of Wall Street to 9/11. Maybe there's something in the water in NY that makes everyone tie 9/11 to all their thoughts and actions.

Her performance last night did nothing to change my view that she is unelectable. In fact, it proved that she would be a disaster for the progressive cause.

November 15, 2015

"I helped Wall Street to get back at the terrorists"

Just shoot me.

November 6, 2015

Leaked Emails From Pro-Clinton Group Reveal Censorship of Staff on Israel, AIPAC Pandering, Warped M

Leaked Emails From Pro-Clinton Group Reveal Censorship of Staff on Israel, AIPAC Pandering, Warped Militarism

From The Intercept

LEAKED INTERNAL EMAILS from the powerful Democratic think tank Center for American Progress (CAP) shed light on several public controversies involving the organization, particularly in regard to its positioning on Israel. They reveal the lengths to which the group has gone in order to placate AIPAC and long-time Clinton operative and Israel activist Ann Lewis — including censoring its own writers on the topic of Israel.

The emails also provide crucial context for understanding CAP’s controversial decision to host an event next week for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. That event, billed by CAP as “A Conversation with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu,” will feature CAP President Neera Tanden and Netanyahu together in a Q&A session as they explore “ways to strengthen the partnership between Israel and the United States.” That a group whose core mission is loyalty to the White House and the Democratic Party would roll out the red carpet for a hostile Obama nemesis is bizarre, for reasons the Huffington Post laid out when it reported on the controversy provoked by CAP’s invitation.

The emails, provided to The Intercept by a source authorized to receive them, are particularly illuminating about the actions of Tanden (right), a stalwart Clinton loyalist as well as a former Obama White House official. They show Tanden and key aides engaging in extensive efforts of accommodation in response to AIPAC’s and Lewis’ vehement complaints that CAP is allowing its writers to be “anti-Israel.” Other emails show Tanden arguing that Libyans should be forced to turn over large portions of their oil revenues to repay the U.S. for the costs incurred in bombing Libya, on the grounds that Americans will support future wars only if they see that the countries attacked by the U.S. pay for the invasions.

These people also run Think Progress.
November 4, 2015

Ahmed Chalabi is DEAD

Sometimes a person dies and the news of it makes me breathe a sigh of relief that a devil incarnate has exited the building.

I bring you news of the death of Ahmed Chalabi!

Ahmed Chalabi, Chief Peddler of False Iraq WMD Intelligence, Dies at 71

Iraqi politician Ahmed Chalabi, who played a key role in pushing for the 2003 U.S. invasion of Iraq, has died at the age of 71. Chalabi was the former head of the Iraqi National Congress, a CIA-funded Iraqi exile group that helped drum up pre-war claims that Saddam Hussein was developing weapons of mass destruction and had links to al-Qaeda. Chalabi provided bogus intelligence to the Bush administration, U.S. lawmakers and journalists.

Democracy Now! closely covered the rise and fall of Chalabi over the past 15 years.

Highlights from past coverage:


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