by William Skink
What’s worse, using the Orlando shooting to try and exclude refugees from Montana or using the Orlando shooting to justify escalating air strikes in Syria, creating even more refugees and possibly a direct military confrontation with Russia?
The latter link is to a Consortium piece about the collective insanity that has taken hold at the State Department, former lair of the despicable warmonger, Hillary Clinton. These warmongering bastards from a department once tasked with diplomacy abroad have used something called “the dissent channel” to bash Obama for not using enough death and destruction to oust Assad and create another chaotic breeding ground for Islamic jihadists:
Some 51 State Department “diplomats” signed a memo distributed through the official “dissent channel,” seeking military strikes against the Syrian government of Bashar al-Assad whose forces have been leading the pushback against Islamist extremists who are seeking control of this important Mideast nation.
The fact that such a large contingent of State Department officials would openly advocate for an expanded aggressive war in line with the neoconservative agenda, which put Syria on a hit list some two decades ago, reveals how crazy the State Department has become.
The State Department now seems to be a combination of true-believing neocons along with their liberal-interventionist followers and some careerists who realize that the smart play is to behave toward the world as global proconsuls dictating solutions or seeking “regime change” rather than as diplomats engaging foreigners respectfully and seeking genuine compromise.
Even some State Department officials, whom I personally know and who are not neocons/liberal-hawks per se, act as if they have fully swallowed the Kool-Aid. They talk tough and behave arrogantly toward inhabitants of countries under their supervision. Foreigners are treated as mindless objects to be coerced or bribed.
These people are clearly not diplomats and should be fired immediately. But I suspect all they are doing is laying the groundwork for Hillary once she obtains residency at the White House.
When it comes to exploiting Orlando, Democrats and Republicans are both doing it. One policy area that finds political overlap is the push to expand the police state in the wake of the Orlando shooting. To this end, while Hillary isn’t doing the xenophobic two-step like Trump, she is nonetheless more than ready to further shred the constitution and bestow even more power to the security state that can’t seem to stop even the unstable people they are surveilling for 10 months. Here is part of a speech Hillary delivered less than 48 hours after the Orlando tragedy:
We already know we need more resources for this fight. The professionals who keep us safe would be the first to say we need better intelligence to discover and disrupt terrorist plots before they can be carried out. That’s why I’ve proposed an ‘intelligence surge’ to bolster our capabilities across the board, with appropriate safeguards here at home.
While partisans are either incapable of interpreting this, or unwilling to acknowledge how dangerous Hillary wielding her war cock will be, we luckily have other, less complicit stooges to help us understand what Hillary is really saying:
As with all things Hillary, one must carefully deconstruct the statement to unravel the distortions and empty rhetoric, and distill her actual proposal. The first part of her statement is instantly suspect as the US has already grossly inflated its intelligence budget. According to the Federation of American Scientists, the 2017 intelligence budget will reach nearly $70 billion, with $50 billion being spent on the National Intelligence Program (NIP). One would have to seriously question the logic in Clinton’s statement, namely the implied consensus about the need for more resources. How much more exactly will prevent incidents like the one in Orlando? Perhaps another $50 billion would do the trick?
The second fallacy embedded in the torrent of misinformation that is a Hillary Clinton speech excerpt is the specious argument that “better intelligence” would “discover and disrupt terrorist plots before they can be carried out.” This vacuous statement must be dismissed out of hand after one considers the fact that the alleged Orlando killer, Omar Mateen, was investigated, followed, and interviewed by the FBI multiple times (he was also introduced to FBI informants whose responsibility was likely to keep tabs on him).
So, according to Clinton the US should spend tens of billions more dollars to fund the agencies and programs that already have the ability to single out a potential terrorist, do all the leg work to establish contact with him, invest human resources into his case, and yet still be unable to stop his alleged actions. To put it in terms Hillary’s Wall Street patrons would understand: sounds like a bad investment strategy.
The third unmistakably wrongheaded statement (I only selected three sentences, so she’s 3 for 3) is the absolutely odious suggestion of an “intelligence surge” to improve the capabilities of the intelligence community. In fact, what Clinton is actually suggesting is a massive increase in contracts awarded to private intelligence firms and military contractors, though veiling it as a boost to the intelligence community. This fact is made clear by the renowned investigative journalist Tim Shorrock in his 2008 book Spies for Hire: The Secret World of Intelligence Outsourcing.
Over the weekend, the woman who should be indicting Hillary Clinton for multiple felonies relating to her email server was on tv to explain why the American public will be fed only the portions of the 911 calls in Orlando they want us to hear:
In the ongoing war of words between president Obama on one hand, who has repeatedly said that Orlando shooter Omar Mateen was “self-radicalized” and was not influenced by Islamic elements, and Donald Trump prominently on the other, where the Republican presidential candidate has repeatedly alleged that Mateen’s actions were provoked by “radicalized Islam” which has prompted Trump to renew his calls for a temporary ban on Muslim immigrants as well as profiling Muslims already in the US, it appears that the president is about to get some much needed help from none other than the Department of Justice, which will step into the debate, by releasing Mateen’s 911 transcripts however only after heavy edits which censor and remove all references to Islamic terrorism.
As RealClearPolitics writes, in an interview conducted earlier today with NBC’s Chuck Todd, Attorney General Loretta Lynch said that on Monday the FBI will release edited transcripts of the 911 calls made by the Orlando nightclub shooter to the police during his rampage. One minor matter: the transcripts will be heavily edited.
“What we’re not going to do is further proclaim this man’s pledges of allegiance to terrorist groups, and further his propaganda,” Lynch said.
“We are not going to hear him make his assertions of allegiance [to the Islamic State].”
What utter bullshit. So what’s really going on here? Could it be that what Mateen actually said about wanting the government to stop bombing his country (his dad was born in Afghanistan) is more an indication that this massacre is actually blowback from US foreign policy in Afghanistan? That’s what this piece asserts:
The FBI’s motivation to portray events in a way that supports U.S. foreign policy, and its history of portraying its actions in a way that has served to hype an ISIS threat should make journalists cautious about taking officials’ words at face value. Especially in the case of a 911 call, which is a public record in Florida, proper journalistic due diligence would be to consult the actual source of the claims being disseminated.
Instead, not a single journalist appears to have done this with Orlando killer Omar Mateen’s 911 call.
On Tuesday, CNN aired interviews of eyewitnesses to the shooting spree who described their harrowing encounters with the gunman inside the club. Patience Carter, who was inside a bathroom stall feet from the gunman when he called 911, said he told the dispatcher that “the reason why he was doing this is because he wants America to stop bombing his country.” (Mateen is a native of the United States, but he was presumably referring to Afghanistan, where both of his parents are from.) She said he then declared that “from now on he pledges his loyalty to ISIS.”
This demonstrates that his primary motive for his terror attack was retaliation for the U.S. aggression in Afghanistan, where nearly 100,000 people have been killed since the illegal U.S. invasion in 2001. His mention of ISIS seems merely adjunct to what he admits was his justification for the attack. His motivation precedes his ideological alignment with ISIS, not the other way around.
Here is the uncomfortable reality that most Americans will be reluctant to acknowledge. The enemies of this country and its founding principles—the people who most threaten our families and our community’s safety—are the Democrats and Republicans exploiting this tragedy to fulfill their political agendas, which really only differ in terms of rhetorical window dressing.
Some day in the not-distant-future it might be up to our military to intervene, but not abroad in some country ripped apart by America’s jihadist/Zionist pals. No, what might finally put a stop to the insanity is a military coup in these here United States of America to stop these psychopaths and their minions from perpetrating any more madness and destruction before it’s too late.