Just in case you forgot The Great Obama 2009 “Job Stimulus” Robbery Made Easy

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February 15, 2009 © Michael G. Leventhal

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“Never let a serious crisis go to waste. What I mean by that is it’s an opportunity to do things you couldn’t do before.”Thus spoketh White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel in November, as Barack Obama and Congressional Democrats made preparations for robbing the American people under the guise of a “job stimulus package.”

In point of fact, the 850 page, $825 billion House legislation is anything but a job stimulus.” 85%of it is a wish list of special interest paybacks and “politically correct” subsidies for pet projects. It was pushed through by Obama being virtually unread by Democrats in Congress.

Almost 40% of it is earmarked to large urban states such as California and New York so they can continue retaining their armies of pampered, highly paid marginally productive government employees. These millions of government workers will continue receiving salary increases,bloated pensions and life long medical benefits that private sector employees can only dream about.

Almost 60 Billion Dollars more is earmarked to reward states for increasing their Welfare Rolls. It negates the 1996 bill that has taken millions off welfare, transforming them into productive citizens. Welfare reform is now a dead issue.

To create the illusion of increasing employment (at a cost of billions to the private sector taxpayer), government payrolls are to be bloated by the hiring of an additional 600,000 federal state and local civil servants.

Among the “smaller ticket items,” totally unrelated to job creation:

BEGINNING OF LIST:

1. $1 billion for Amtrak

2. $2 billion for child-care subsidies

3. $50 million for the National Endowment for the Arts

4. $400 million for global-warming research

5. $2.4 billion for carbon-capture demonstration projects related to global warming research

An enthusiastic Barack Hussein Obama has said this bill will make “dramatic investments to revive our flagging economy,” but that’s far from true. Some $30 billion, or less than 5% of the spending in the bill, is for fixing bridges or other highway projects. There’s another $40 billion for broadband and electric grid development, airports and clean water projects. While inefficient forcreating permanent jobs, it does have intrinsic worth. Thanks to Republicans who dug in, about $20 billion for business tax cuts. This is a very worthwhile stimulus.

Remember, that throughout modern history, jobs programs NEVER provided more than a temporary job stimulus. Only tax cuts have ever provided long term job creation

Special project spending will go to such things as renewable energy funding ($8 billion) or mass transit ($6 billion). The latter is designed to ensure during a time of increasing layoffs in the tax paying private sector, mass transit civil servants (who are paid with private sector taxpayer funds)will continue to receive raises and increases to their bloated pensions and medical benefits.These are municipal Union members, a hard core constituency of Obama and other Democrats.In New York City, a transit worker assigned to nothing more than sweeping floors, has a starting salary of $49,000.00 per year. They retire a fat pension after 20 years.

BACK TO OUR LIST:

6. $600 million more for the federal government to buy new cars

7. $7 billion for modernizing federal buildings and facilities

8. $150 million for the Smithsonian Institute

9. $252 billion in cash benefits for those who pay income taxes or don’t pay income taxes.

It’s for those who work or don’t work. It is even available to Illegal Aliens.

10. $81 billion for Medicaid

11. $20 billion for food stamps

12. An additional $83 billion for the earned income credit for people who don’t pay income

tax, including Illegal Aliens.

13. $54 billion will go to federal programs that the Office of Management and Budget or the

Government Accountability Office have already criticized as “ineffective” or unable to

pass basic financial audits.

14. $66 billion will go for “Education,” as a payoff to teachers unions. In this way, the parents

of children in their classes might be unemployed, but teachers are insured that no matter

what level of competency, their jobs, salary increases, pensions and lifelong medical care

is secure. If you think the intention here is to help kids learn, the House declares on page

257 that “No recipient… shall use such funds to provide financial assistance to students to attend private elementary or secondary schools.” This is a way to keep money from going to non-union teachers.

As Speaker Nancy Pelosi put it, “We won the election. We wrote the bill.” And the Republicans

might want to stand back and let Barack Hussein Obama and his band of thieves take full credit for the theft and results.

To create the illusion of increasing employment (at a cost of billions to the private sector taxpayer), government payrolls are to be bloated by the hiring of an additional 600,000 federal,state and local civil servants.

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The Bad Neighbor Policy: Playing Americans for Fools

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By: Newt Gingrich

Guatemala and Mexico agreed this week to make it even easier for people to show up at the American border.

That’s right: EASIER.  what 2

After all the public outcry against thousands of foreigners crossing our border, you might have thought the Mexican government would help stop the wave of people traversing Mexico to get to Texas. That would be a good neighbor policy.

On Monday, however, the Presidents of Guatemala and Mexico met to announce a new policy of making it easier and more orderly for citizens of Belize, Guatemala and Honduras to travel through Mexico to the United States. This “Safe Passage” program will create a 72 hour window for Central Americans to transit Mexico to try to get into the United States. This is clearly a bad neighbor policy.

It is hard for most Americans to understand how the president of a country can openly encourage people to flee his country and try to move into another country. For most nations that would be a sign of enormous failure. The president of Guatemala, however, seems eager to facilitate the thousands of people fleeing his country.

On June 20, Vice President Biden visited Guatemala and warned the Guatemalan president that the U.S. would enforce deportation of Guatemalans who sought to enter this country.????????????????

Biden was apparently as believable in Guatemala as Obama has been in Syria, Iraq, Crimea, Ukraine and a dozen other foreign policy failures.

The contempt foreign governments display toward the Obama administration (and therefore toward the United States) is breathtaking.

This week, of course, President Obama was busy shooting pool, ordering pizza, and shaking hands with a man in a horse mask. How could we ask him to pay attention to the alliance of Guatemala and Mexico against the United States?

The flood of foreigners is going to accelerate. The costs are going to rise dramatically.

The contempt for the Obama administration is going to continue to grow.

This is a recipe for disaster.

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Obama Seizes Control Over All Food Production Under Executive Order:

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Mike Adams Reports

Published on Mar 20, 2012

NaturalNews “We told ya so” just doesn’t quite cut it anymore. As the American sheeple slept, selfishly refusing to take a stand against tyranny, the Obama administration has been plotting what can only be called a total government takeover of America.

On March 16, 2012, President Obama issued an executive order entitled, “NATIONAL DEFENSE RESOURCES PREPAREDNESS.” (http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-o……)

This executive order states that the President alone has the authority to take over all resources in the nation (labor, food, industry, etc.) as long as it is done “to promote the national defense” — a phrase so vague that it could mean practically anything.

The power to seize control and take over these resources is delegated to the following government authorities:

(1) the Secretary of Agriculture with respect to food resources, food resource facilities, livestock resources, veterinary resources, plant health resources, and the domestic distribution of farm equipment and commercial fertilizer;

(2) the Secretary of Energy with respect to all forms of energy;

(3) the Secretary of Health and Human Services with respect to health resources;

(4) the Secretary of Transportation with respect to all forms of civil transportation;

(5) the Secretary of Defense with respect to water resources; and

(6) the Secretary of Commerce with respect to all other materials, services, and facilities, including construction materials.

This takeover is designed, in part, to “stockpile supplies” for the U.S. military. Authority for this total takeover of all national resources is granted with nothing more than the writing of a single statement that claims these actions are necessary to “promote the national defense.” As stated in the order:

the authority delegated by section 201 of this order may be used only to support programs that have been determined in writing as necessary or appropriate to promote the national defense:

(a) by the Secretary of Defense with respect to military production and construction, military assistance to foreign nations, military use of civil transportation, stockpiles managed by the Department of Defense, space, and directly related activities;

What all this means is that the U.S. government now claims the power to simply march onto your farm with guns drawn and demand all your crops, seeds, livestock and farm equipment.

Think I’m exaggerating? Read it yourself!

And for those living in denial who refuse to accept the reality of what’s happening in America, remember the following:

• When NaturalNews reported on the existence of the NDAA, we were told our reporting was misleading because Obama opposed it and wouldn’t sign it.

• When Obama betrayed America and signed the bill, we were told our reporting was misleading because “it didn’t apply to Americans.”

• When Obama admitted it did apply to Americans, he announced that he would choose “not to use it on Americans” but only by the grace of his restraint. Nobody who previously accused us of misleading the public had the integrity to offer us an apology and say, “Gee, you were right, it DOES apply to Americans!”

• Now Obama has seized control over all food, farms, livestock, water and transportation across America. How many brain-dead Americans will continue to live in denial and try to convince themselves this is not happening? Sticking your head in the sand does not make this go away…

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The most extremist power any political leader can assert is the power to target his own citizens for execution

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Glenn Greenwald the guardian.com,

Chilling Legal Memo From Obama DOJ Justifies Assassination Of US Citizens:

“. When the existence of Obama’s hit list was first reported by the Washington Post’s Dana Priest, she wrote that the “list includes three Americans”.

What has made these actions all the more radical is the absolute secrecy with which Obama has draped all of this. Not only is the entire process carried out solely within the Executive branch – with no checks or oversight of any kind – but there is zero transparency and zero accountability. The president’s underlings compile their proposed lists of who should be executed, and the president – at a charming weekly event dubbed by White House aides as “Terror Tuesday” – then chooses from “baseball cards” and decrees in total secrecy who should die. The power of accuser, prosecutor, judge, jury, and executioner are all consolidated in this one man, and those powers are exercised in the dark.

In fact, The Most Transparent Administration Ever™ has been so fixated on secrecy that they have refused even to disclose the legal memoranda prepared by Obama lawyers setting forth their legal rationale for why the president has this power.

According to report, the top law enforcement officer in Virginia, Attorney General Kenneth Cuccinelli , believes he has sufficient evidence to charge Obama with murder over the US Presidents killing of former State resident, and US citizen, Anwar al-Aulaqi.
Under Virginia law, this report continues, “the willful, deliberate, and premeditated killing of more than one person within a three-year period” constitutes the charging of Obama with capital murder, which carries the death sentence, due to the President’s killing of al-Aulaqi’s 16 year old son, Abdulrahman Anwar al-Aulaqi, who, like his father, was also a US citizen.

Attorney General Cuccinelli, this report says, has long been critical of Obama and during a 2010 appearance, when an audience member asked, “what can we do about Obama and the birth certificate thing”, responded that if Virginia challenged a law, he could seek to invalidate it because “someone qualified to be President didn’t sign it”, and the possibility that Obama was born in Kenya did not “seem beyond the realm of possibility”.

Virginia appears to one of the most anti-Obama regime States as evidenced by when the White House called drone strikes against Americans on US soil ‘legal,’ ‘ethical’ and ‘wise’ – even without evidence of a pending attack – they responded by starting the process of enacting a law banning the use of police and/or Federal government drones, and their city of Charlottesville becomingthe first in the United States to outlaw these pilotless assassins from being in their skies.

Al-Aulaqi, this report says, served as imam at the Dar al-Hijrah mosque near Falls Church, Virginia, serving Muslims in Northern Virginia. He also led academic discussions frequented by FBI Director of Counter-Intelligence for the Middle East Gordon M. Snow. Al-Aulaqi also served as the Muslim chaplain at George Washington University and in 2002 he became the first imam to conduct a prayer service for the Congressional Muslim Staffer Association at the US Capitol.

In 2010, however, Obama signed an “assassination order” against al-Aulaqi and on 30 September 2011 he was killed after being targeted by a CIA drone strike in Yemen.

Two weeks later, on 14 October 2011, al-Aulaqi’s son Abdulrahman was likewise killed in Yemen by Obama’s order leading human rights groups to ask questions as to why this child, an American teenager, was killed by the US in a country with which the United States is not at war. Jameel Jaffer, deputy legal director of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), further stated after this childs assassination, “If the government is going to be firing Predator missiles at American citizens, surely the American public has a right to know who’s being targeted, and why.”

The Obama regime, however, disagrees with the ACLU and in a memo obtained by NBC News this past week refers to a broader definition of imminence and specifically says their government is not required to have “clear evidence that a specific attack on US persons and interests will take place in the immediate future in order to assassinate anyone the President chooses without either charges or trial.
The highly respected US Constitutional lawyer and political journalist Glen Greenwald, writing in London Guardian newspaper, further stated, in his article titled Chilling Legal Memo From Obama DOJ Justifies Assassination Of US Citizens:

“The most extremist power any political leader can assert is the power to target his own citizens for execution without any charges or due process, far from any battlefield. The Obama administration has not only asserted exactly that power in theory, but has exercised it in practice. In September 2011, it killed US citizen Anwar Awlaki in a drone strike in Yemen, along with US citizen Samir Khan, and then, in circumstances that are still unexplained, two weeks later killed Awlaki’s 16-year-old American son Abdulrahman with a separate drone strike in Yemen.

Since then, senior Obama officials including Attorney General Eric Holder and John Brennan, Obama’s top terrorism adviser and his current nominee to lead the CIA, have explicitly argued that the president is and should be vested with this power. Meanwhile, a Washington Post article from October reported that the administration is formally institutionalizing this president’s power to decide who dies under the Orwellian title “disposition matrix”.   ***

Wyden Letter to CIA Director-nominee Brennan Seeks Legal Opinions on Killing of Americans

Ron Wyden (D-Ore.), a member of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence   January 14, 2013

“For the executive branch to claim that intelligence agencies have the authority to knowingly kill American citizens but refuse to provide Congress with any and all legal opinions that explain the executive branch’s understanding of this authority represents an alarming and indefensible assertion of executive prerogative,” Wyden wrote in the letter.

For more than two years, Wyden has been seeking these legal opinions and others but has either received insufficient responses to his inquiries or no response at all.

I have an obligation from my oath of office to review any classified legal opinions that lay out the federal government’s official views on this issue, and I will not be satisfied until I have received them,” Wyden continued in the letter.

So truly Orwellian has the United States become under the Obama regime, their President claims the right to kill or imprison any American citizen we wants, for any reason he wants, and to keep those reasons secret,

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Veterans Scandal is parallel to Adm. treatment of the aged by rationing health care.

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The Veterans Scandal is parallel to this Administrations treatment of the aged by rationing in the healthcare bill. The reason they’re being denied treatment boils down to one thing – money.

There is a distinct possibility that the President of the United States was raised within a household where mass murder of civilians was not considered a crime against humanity. . Dunham Soetoro moved with her seven-year old son to Jakarta to be with her husband , Indonesian Army Colonel Lolo Soetoro – a hit man for the CIA-installed Suharto regime President Obama’s step-father, Lolo Soetoro, was a colonel in the Indonesian armed forces. Lolo Soetoro took part, in a coup with the net total of Indonesians killed ranging from 250,000 to 1 million. President Obama’s mother arrived in Indonesia to join Soetoro with young Barack Obama, Jr. (This is the environment that Obama’s mother chose to raise her son )

The Land of the Free is now governed by an out-of-control egomaniac, neither bolstered by managerial competence nor hindered by the legislature’s institutional prerogatives. In the Home of the Brave, half of Congress cheers Obama’s unconstitutional behavior, while the other half grumbles and then meekly carpet-bombs his path with white flags.

The American people have been betrayed — both by Obama and the Democrats, whose lust for control intensifies daily, and by Republican leaders in Washington, whose cowardice and defeatism have turned their guts and spines into tapioca.

Obama tyrannyHe raises his chin in that arrogant stance, his message is, “Stop me if you think you can.

 

 

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Let’s Arm The Mexican Drug Cartels With Thousands Of Guns And Continue To Leave The Border Completely Wide Open and Many MORE

Obama’s collection of the phone records of Associated Press reporters and the monitoring of Fox News reporter James Rosen.

Obama already has been given the power to spy on the internet or to shut it down on his word alone. Now he has our telephone records as well. He has already made toll roads with spy cameras on our Hyways. And wants to install box’s in our car to charge us for the miles we drive. And now he has put new exec orders on His ability to order marshal law with new powers added onto old bills without input from congress. Making Obama, “the naked emperor” close to a dictator

Sen. Ted Cruz speaking on the Senate Floor blasted President Obama’s plan to arm Syrian rebels, many of whom are aligned with Al-Qaeda. “Number one, don’t arm al Qaeda. Don’t arm those who hate us. Don’t arm those who want to kill us. As many as “seven of nine” primary rebel groups in Syria are tied to Al-Qaeda

 

 

 

This is what the whole world was talking about, and there was a total news blackout here.

Michael Hudson: A German TV investigation disproves the West’s claim that Yanukovych was responsible for killing of dozens of Ukrainian protestors, making this President Obama’s WMD moment -

Bio:Michael Hudson is a Distinguished Research Professor of Economics at the University of Missouri, Kansas City. His two newest books are “The Bubble and Beyond” and “Finance Capitalism and its Discontents,” available on Amazon.

Transcript The Real News Network

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JESSICA DESVARIEUX, TRNN PRODUCER: Welcome to The Real News Network. I’m Jessica Desvarieux in Baltimore. And welcome to this edition of The Hudson Report.

Now joining us is Michael Hudson. He is a distinguished research professor of economics at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. His two newest books are The Bubble and Beyond and Finance Capitalism and Its Discontents.

Thanks for joining us, Michael.

MICHAEL HUDSON, PROF. ECONOMICS, UMKC: Thank you, Jessica.

DESVARIEUX: So, Micheal, what are you tracking this week?

HUDSON: The big news is all about the Ukraine. And it’s about the events that happened in the shootings on February 20./ Late last week, the German television program ARD Monitor, which is sort of their version of 60 Minutes here, had an investigative report of the shootings in Maidan, and, what they found out is that contrary to what President Obama is saying, contrary to what the U.S. authorities are saying, that the shooting was done by the U.S.-backed Svoboda Party and the protesters themselves, the snipers and the bullets all came from the Hotel Ukrayina, which was the center of where the protests were going, and the snipers on the hotel were shooting not only at the demonstrators, but also were shooting at their own–at the police and the demonstrators to try to create chaos.

They’ve spoken to the doctors, who said that all of the bullets and all of the wounded people came from the same set of guns. They’ve talked to reporters who were embedded with the demonstrators, the anti-Russian forces, and they all say yes. All the witnesses are in agreement: the shots came from the Hotel Ukrayina. The hotel was completely under the control of the protesters, and it was the government that did it.

So what happened was that after the coup d’état, what they call the new provisional government put a member of the Svoboda Party, the terrorist party, in charge of the investigation. And the relatives of the victims who were shot are saying that the government is refusing to show them the autopsies, they’re refusing to share the information with their doctors, they’re cold-shouldering them, and that what is happening is a coverup.

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It’s very much like the film Z about the Greek colonels trying to blame the murder of the leader on the protesters, rather than on themselves.

Now, the real question that the German data has is: why, if all of this is front-page news in Germany, front-page news in Russia–the Russian TV have been showing their footage, showing the sniping–why would President Obama directly lie to the American people? This is the equivalent of Bush’s weapons of mass destruction.

Why would Obama say the Russians are doing the shooting in the Ukraine. That’s justified all of this anti-Russian furor? And why wouldn’t he say the people that we have been backing with $5 billion for the last five or ten years, our own people, are doing the shooting, we are telling them to doing the shooting, we are behind them, and we’re the ones who are the separatists?

What has happened is that the Western Ukraine, the U.S. part, are the separatists trying to break up the Ukraine, in keeping, pretty much, with what Brzezinski advised in his book some years ago when he said breaking Ukraine off from Russia would be the equivalent of blocking any Russian potential military power.

Now, the only American who’s spoken up against this was, President Carter. And Jimmy Carter said in an interview with Salon he’s very worried. He says, quote, “The rest of the world, almost unanimously, looks at America as the No. 1 warmonger. That we revert to armed conflict almost at the drop of a hat–and quite often it’s not only desired by the leaders of our country, but it’s also supported by the people of America.”

Now, the next day in The Financial Times they did an interview with Singapore’s prime minister, Lee. And the prime minister, Lee, said, I think you–to the Financial Times interviewer, “I think you should have thought of that before encouraging the demonstrators on the Maidan.” I think some people–meaning the U.S.–didn’t think through all the consequences. Can you take responsibility for the consequences? And when it comes to grief, will you be there? You can’t be there, since you have so many other interests to protect.

So what foreign leaders are saying: look what American’s doing. This is what it did in the Hungarian Revolution in 1956, and again with the Czechs in 1968. It encourages foreign groups to fight against the Russians, promises support, and then it just leaves them hanging.

The Ukrainians in the East are–the Russian-speakers, are very worried, because the separatists in the West, the American-backed separatists, have already begun to cut off water to Crimea, saying, well, you’re not going to get the water, we’re going to starve you out.

They’ve already come and gone into Eastern Ukraine. They’ve closed down the Russian-speaking TV stations, saying, if you’re trying to defend against the IMF and the eurozone austerity plan that we have, if you’re disagreeing with austerity, if you’re disagreeing for our removing the gas subsidy and making you–razing your rights, we’re accusing you of separatism. They’ve begun to arrest protesters against austerity. They’ve sent in assassination squads to begin killing the people who are protesting the Western-backed austerity plans for the Ukrainians.

Now, already in today’s news you have Ukrainians in Western Ukraine saying, wait a minute, our jobs, to the extent that we’re working for factories and industry–we make real cars for Russia, we make inputs to Russian armaments for the airplanes, for the other things–our market is in Russia. We’ve tried to sell to Germany. We’re not able to sell to Germany. Andrew Jack in today’s Financial Times has an article on that, that there’s already very low living standards in the Eastern Ukraine. Their only hope is to keep employment. Their only means of employment is to sell to Russia. And now they’re being forced into a condition to say, look, either you separate, or we’ll separate and leave you.

Putin has continually said he has no desire at all for Russia to take part of the Eastern Ukraine. And the reason is quite simple. It’s been simple for the last 20 years. Ukraine is not really very self-supporting. It’s a burden to whoever takes it. Russia doesn’t want the burden of supporting the Ukraine.

Putin has asked for a meeting with the Europeans and the Americans to talk about a federal Ukraine, sort of a loose federation where each region will have its own autonomy and all the three regions will agree not to have atom bombs right on their border. What President Obama said over the weekend was, we will only have a meeting if you agree not to charge Ukraine for gas, if you agree to give them gas for nothing at all, without getting paid for gas month after month. You have to promise to keep giving all of Ukraine gas.

And the president has just–Obama, has just sent naval vessels with atomic weapons into the Black Sea, threatening Putin to wipe out Russia in 20 minutes. He’s threatening World War III. Europeans are scared stiff about this because they know that they’ll be the first recipients of a Russian retaliation.

Why is America rattling this? Why is he not telling the American people, look, we’ve backed opponents to Russia and I’m afraid they’ve got out of hand, we’re really very sorry that they’ve been shooting innocent civilians, we’re sorry they’re acting illegally, we’re sorry they’re kleptocrats, we’re sorry they have closed all other Russian-speaking TV stations, we’re sorry that they’re–you know, this is bad behavior, this is not democracy, what we want to back is democracy?

But Obama’s not saying that. He’s saying, not only are we backing the Svoboda Party, but we told Putin that no–don’t even bother coming to a meeting with us unless you give Ukraine gas for nothing. Well, Putin gave a speech in Russia saying that Russia is the only country that actually gives to the Ukraine, that is actually giving them gas. He says that the West has been encouraging him, egging them on, but hasn’t been giving given them any money at all.

Now Germany’s worried–and that’s why it was the German television station that did this investigative report–Germany’s worried because it gets its gas over a pipeline that runs through the Ukraine. And the Ukrainians’ Svoboda Party, the party in charge of investigating the Maidan massacre, is saying, we’re going to blow up the pipelines to Russia, because what we want to do is prevent Russia from getting the foreign exchange by selling its gas that it would use to build up its military power.

So someone in the administration here in America has said, look, if we can just stop Russia from getting export payments for its gas, it won’t have enough money for militarization and we’ll win the Cold War. This is the coup de grace, as Brzezinski wrote in his book before. And this is crazy. The Russians say, well, it’s true that Ukraine is making a lot of our arms, that we’re importing it from them, but we can replicate the factories here. It’ll cost us a little more money, but we have unemployment in Russia. We’re going to have to actually build up our own industry. And we’re obviously thinking very quickly of how much we can export to China, Iran.

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Russia is immediately making a rapprochement with Iran. They’re now questioning whether they’re going to let the Americans withdraw from Afghanistan through Russia by saying, wait a minute, if you just moved naval vessels with atomic weapons right into the Black Sea, threatening, you know, to bomb us?  We’re not going to let your army come into Russia from Afghanistan, because you may just keep on coming. This is crazy.(Obama steps in it again)

Now, normally there’s only a news blackout like that if there’s something very serious going on. I can see Obama is worried about how is he going to go down in history coming off like George Bush with his weapons of mass destruction line, but we may not have more, in a couple of days, of history left if he continues along this path. It’s like the Tom Lehrer song, so long, mommy, I’m off to drop the bomby, I’ll be home when the war is over, a couple of hours from now. That’s the kind of danger that we’re in. And it’s as if the Americans said, well, it’s all about freedom fighters trying to defend themselves against the Russian bear, where it’s really a case of America trying to goad Russia into acting intemperately. So the question is: where are we going to go from here?

DESVARIEUX: Alright. Michael Hudson, thank you so much for joining us.HUDSON: Thank you, Jessica.DESVARIEUX: And thank you for joining us on The Real News Network.End

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Evidence for Russian Involvement in East Ukraine Based on Shoddy Journalism

Robert Parry: The Obama administration and Kiev government claimed that Russian soldiers were present at the building occupations, yet it turns out that this assertion was based on photos the U.S. government provided to NYTimes and that the newspaper since has had to retract - April 24, 14

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When former President Zelaya of Hondorus was removed from office in July of 2009, the Obama administration joined with leftist dictators Fidel Castro of Cuba, Hugo Chavez of Venezuela, and Daniel Ortega of Nicaragua in calling for his reinstatement. The Obama White House seemed oblivious to the Honduran constitution, as well as the threat Zelaya posed to the stability of the country and the region. When the courageous Honduran people held firm to their democratic constitution and refused to yield to the pressure exerted by the U.S., the Obama administration found no way of saving face other than reversing course

After their amateurish and myopic miscalculation, which exposed the Obama State Department’s lack of experience and incompetence, one could imagine the White House would want to avoid the subject of Honduras and Zelaya altogether.

That, however, does not seem to be the case, as we learn from the new chairwoman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL).

According to Ros-Lehtinen, she has received reports that the State Department is applying considerable pressure on members of the Honduran government to absolve Zelaya of his crimes. In a letter earlier this month to Arturo Valenzuela, the assistant secretary of state for western hemisphere affairs, Ros-Lehtinen calls for an end to the coercion of Honduran officials by the U.S. government that is allegedly taking place:

“I am gravely concerned by reports I have received regarding efforts by U.S. officials to pressure the Government of Honduras to absolve former President Manuel Zelaya of the criminal charges he faces in that country and ask, within all applicable rules and guidelines, that if these reports are accurate, the State Department immediately cease exerting such undue influence over duly elected Honduran government officials acting in accordance with Honduran law.”

With Honduras’ economy still in shambles in the aftermath of Zelaya’s attempt to install himself as dictator, the U.S. has announced it will not renew a $215-million aid program that ended in December 2010, which provided farming technology to Honduran farmers and helped improve the country’s infrastructure.

Whether this decision by the Obama administration is a result of their efforts to pressure Honduran officials to grant amnesty to Zelaya is uncertain. Nevertheless, the news does not come at a good time for the administration, and it harkens back to those treacherous days in 2009 when the White House was threatening Honduras with holding back financial aid if it did not comply with its demands. Honduras government officials acted wisely in rescuing Honduras from a president intent on remaining in power indefinitely and dismantling the country’s democratic institutions?   And then their was Egypt and Libya.

And then there was the release of 5 Terrorists

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