Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Trump is the White House Harvey Weinstein

Trump boasts about his history of sexual assault
" You can do anything you want to them. I don't ask, I just kiss them. You can grab them by the P###y"
One of his victims is seeking proof of his sick behavior by supoenaing records around the time she was assaulted.
it's time for this disgraceful person to pay the piper.
Watch this video, a strong case that compares trump to his Democratic friend, Harvey Weinstein.

Sunday, October 15, 2017

The Nightmare of trump's Failed Administration

It feels strange sitting in Tel Aviv writing this article.

For so many years, Americans have looked towards Israel and Israelis and wondered how they manage. Americans commonly inquire — “How are you able to deal with the many threats that surround you?”

Now, as I sit here, I worry less about my friends and children locally, and more about my friends, children, and grandchild in the US.

I live in a city with an operational missile defense system in place. I live in a country in which an armed Nazi sympathizer could not march down the street.

While our country does have enemies who attempt to use vehicles as weapons, my prime minister, whatever I may think of his deficits, does personally visit the victims of any attack and ensures them that that the state will bring the “terrorist” to justice.

I have been writing about American history for most of my life. Never has there been a period when circumstances have gone wrong so quickly. I'm not referring to any unexpected acts, like a sudden crash of the stock market, but to self-inflicted wounds.

The decline started in the first minutes of the Trump administration, at his inaugural address. Instead of conveying a speech that tried to inspire, sought to bring the country together, President Donald J. Trump delivered a dark address, depicting an America I did not recognize.

It was a speech seemingly designed to spark the anger instead of extinguishing the ambers of division and bring the country together.

On his first full day in office, President Trump took the US out of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), the treaty created to balance the economic growth of China. This one action, taken without any consultation, began a rapid slide of American standing in the world. As an Israeli, that makes me worry.

Israel’s second biggest strategic asset — after its military — is its friendship with the United States. While that friendship remains strong, anything that diminishes America's standing in the world weakens Israel.

During his short tenure, the list of actions taken by President Trump that weaken the US is long. The soft power developed and harnessed by the United States over the course of many decades and administrations has swiftly and suddenly been eliminated, as the official policy of the US government abruptly moved away from supporting democracy and democratic values to supporting what are considered “American interests.”

People across the globe no longer have confidence in the United States. People no longer trust the word of an American President who has been proven, again and again, to make up his own facts. From a local perspective here in the Middle East, the US under Trump seemingly ignored Israel’s concerns as it negotiated a ceasefire with Russia on Syria.

For reasons no one has been able to explain, the Trump administration appears to believe American and Russian interests are aligned. And, while Israel and Russia have good relations, Russian actions in the Middle East these past five years have been antithetical to Israel's interests.

Israelis' biggest concern is that Trump has reversed the dictum of one of America’s most successful Presidents, Teddy Roosevelt — “Speak softly, but carry a big stick.”

Trump speaks loudly, without necessarily having a big stick prepared.

While there is a chance, albeit very small, that Trump's policy on North Korea will be successful, the two more likely outcomes are either a failure to deter North Korea's nuclear ambitions — in a scenario that will turn the US into a paper tiger — or a devastating war with unknown consequences.

Events this past weekend took America to an even darker place. The site of gun-toting Nazis chanting “Jews will not replace us” is enough to put a chill in the body of any Jew with a glimmer of historical memory.

No one thinks America is about to turn into Nazi Germany. But Jews always fear that anti-semitism lurks just below the surface — and recent events certainly increase that fear.

The “Trump effect” on American politics has led to a strengthening of the extremes, and a hollowing out of the middle. Jewish history has shown us that when the extremes get stronger the danger to Jews and minorities increase.

While the most overt anti-semitic statements and actions seem to be wielded by those on extreme Right. (Even with my low journalistic profile, I have been the subject of numerous anti-semitic attacks.)

That being said, we must not completely ignore the anti-semitism that appears to have developed in the extreme Left as well. Though we must be careful not to create a false equivalency, as the most dangerous anti-semitism emanates from the Right (and most cases of political violence have been executed by Right-sympathizing loyalists), it is important to note that extremists on either side are dangerous.

Jews (and the Jewish state) often end up as the target. And President Trump continues to fuel the flames of extremism. The fact that the current White House includes advisors such as Steve Bannon and Sebastian Gorka makes it near impossible for the White House to credibly claim its hands are clean, given their clear connections to the alt-Right.

Of course, Trump still has his supporters in Israel, who, like many on the Right in America, have managed to ignore his failings and continue to believe in their leader. While the Trump administration's promise to move the US embassy to Jerusalem has been proven to be just talk, his faithful still seem to prefer a president who continues to demonstrate his incompetence and indirectly stokes the fires of anti-semitism to a President who might show any sympathy to the Palestinians.

For many, the election of Trump felt like a nightmare. A little over six months into his presidency, that nightmare just seems to be getting worse. The Trump Presidency may be at an inflection point from which it may never be able to recover. If there is any hope for change, the administration must take clear and decisive action.

In the wake of the recent violence in Charlottesville, Jonathan Greenblatt, CEO of the Anti-Defamation League, stated on Sunday:

We call on the White House to terminate all staff with any ties to these extremists. There is no rationale for employing people who excuse hateful rhetoric and ugly incitement. They do not serve the values embodied in our Constitution nor the interests of the American people.

Listening to Greenblatt would be a first step towards a new direction.

Marc Schulman is a multimedia historian.

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Donald Trump Doesn’t Know Basic Things About Our Government or The Economy

He doesn't know that HE is the President of the U.S. Virgin Islands.
He announced yesterday that he had a phone conversation with the President of the Virgin Islands..which is Trump himself.
With the help of Russia and his "uneducated voters" trump was able to get enough votes to have the electoral college appoint him President, even though Clinton received several million more votes.
In this video trump exposes his lack of knowledge of how our country works and his complete lack of comprehension about economics.

Zamir Etzioni with MFBSR

Saturday, October 7, 2017

Is trump a Moron, or Just Stupid?

The law allowed, in the past,  authorities to detain the mentally impaired and to intern them in homes, camps or so-called colonies: over 65,000 were interned in Britain and a similar number in the United States, although America also instituted mass sterilization of the mentally impaired, which the British did not. The United States had a similar, though not identical, classification of the mentally impaired, which was heavily influenced by the advent of IQ tests. “Idiots” were those with IQs lower than 25, “imbeciles” had IQs lower than 50, but the term “feeble-minded,” which was used in Britain, was replaced by another term coined in 1910 by psychologist Henry Goddard. Those with IQs from 51 to 70 would henceforth be known as “morons.”

All of these terms were eventually deemed to be derogatory and were removed from professional lexicons by the early 1970s, along with the general change in society’s attitude toward the intellectually disabled, as they are called today. The term “moron,” along with “idiot” and “imbecile,” joined the ever-growing stock of insults that include “stupid,” “dumb,” “cretin,” “ignoramus,” “nitwit,” “simpleton,” “numbskull” and the like. But the word “moron” is still pejorative enough that if forced U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to humiliate himself in front of the country on Wednesday after NBC reported that he had used it over the summer to depict U.S. President Donald Trump. In a rare appearance before television cameras, Tillerson praised Trump’s diplomatic wisdom with superlatives worthy of Bismarck, Metternich and Kissinger put together, though he noticeably refrained from denying that he had called Trump a “moron.” That task was left to U.S. State Department Spokesperson Heather Nauert, who asserted that Tillerson wouldn’t use such language. Stephanie Ruhl, one of the NBC reporters with the scoop, admitted that Nauert was right: According to her sources, Tillerson hadn’t called Trump a “moron” but a “fucking moron.” True to the principle that one can always find an embarrassing Trump tweet for just about everything, New York Magazine promptly located the 2014 tweet in which Trump showcased a caricature of a Founding Father telling colleagues: “I keep thinking we should include something in the constitution in case the people elect a fucking moron.” Trump probably meant it as a dig at former U.S. President Barack Obama.

Ruhl maintained that not only had Tillerson used the offensive term to describe Trump, but that U.S. Vice President Pence, U.S. Secretary of Defense Mattis and then-Homeland Security chief John Kelly had to dissuade the secretary of state from resigning. Ruhl, whose report was published as Trump was making his way to a Las Vegas still reeling from the horrific shoot-out last Sunday night, said that Tillerson’s tirade came after Trump’s monumentally offensive speech in July to thousands of boy scouts, in which he dissed Obama, praised himself and seemed to be using sexual innuendo to describe the lives of wealthy people with yachts. Tillerson, who devoted many years of his life to the scouts movement as he was climbing to the top of Exxon’s corporate ladder, blew his top and called Trump a “moron” – and probably nastier things as well.

He wasn’t the first and won’t be the last, of course. Stupidity is one of the more easily accessible and widespread explanations for Trump’s behavior. It’s no coincidence, of course, that his election resurrected the futuristic cult classic “Idiocracy’ about a dumbed down America that chooses a loutish porn actor as president. It’s true that Trump has claimed in the past that his IQ is much higher than that of Obama or of comedian John Stewart, but in that case, he’s doing an excellent job of concealing his intelligence, as his visit this week to Puerto Rico showed.
Trump came to the island under a cloud of criticism over the federal government’s allegedly slow response to the destruction wrought by Hurricane Maria as well his own dismissive attitude toward Puerto Ricans and their leaders, which stood in stark contrast to the tone of his message in the hurricane-hit states of Florida and Texas. But rather than trying to cheer up Puerto Ricans, as he did in Texas, or console them, as he would later do in Las Vegas, Trump insulted the island’s residents on their own home turf. He told them they should be grateful they weren’t hit with a “real catastrophe” like Hurricane Katrina, which devastated New Orleans in 2005. He didn’t stop complaining about the drain of Puerto Rican recovery on the federal budget, which he didn’t even mention in Texas or Florida. And to cap it all off, Trump was filmed tossing out paper towels to his audience in a scene deemed by one broadcaster as “the least presidential ever.”

Some people ascribe Trump’s behavior in such events to obnoxious racism rather than stupidity. Prejudice and racial stereotypes are such a prominent feature of his personality, they maintain, that he just can’t keep them under lock. He has described himself as ‘the least racist person ever,” but since he launched his presidential run by describing Mexican immigrants as rapists and murderers, Trump has described Puerto Ricans as lazy, Muslims as wannabe terrorists, African-Americans as thugs, Jews as proficient with money and women as inferior sexual objects. It’s only among neo-Nazis, apparently, that Trump has found “some fine people.”
Others cite Trump’s sensational victory in the elections – which was the result of a Russian sting operation – as proof of his political smarts. According to this view, all of Trump’s scandals, controversies, insults and inanities are but a ploy aimed at rallying his base, first to win the elections and then as leverage against the unruly Republican Party. Like a wolf in sheep’s clothing, Trump is a smart guy pretending to be a dunce. If that’s true, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu should be worried by Barak Ravid’s report on Wednesday that Trump told the United Nations' secretary general that the prime minister is more problematic that Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas. If Trump is a “moron,” on the other hand, as Tillerson testified, then his words  should be taken as seriously as his assertions about Obama’s birth certificate, his support for Marine Le Pen in the French elections and his praise for the homicidal Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte, who will have the privilege of hosting Trump next month.

The problem with the Trump-is-actually-clever theory is that his outlandish statements and unfounded assertions don’t just harm America’s international image or divide its own population – they often do the most damage to Trump himself. The U.S. president has shot himself in the foot so regularly that it is only natural to assume he may not be the sharpest pencil in the box. He fired FBI Director James Comey, a move which Steve Bannon described as the worst presidential mistake ever, but then made things much worse for himself by admitting, contrary to the official line, that he did so because of the investigation of his ties to Russia. Trump made sure that even if Special Counsel Robert Mueller didn’t collect enough evidence on the alleged collusion, he would always be able to nail Trump on obstruction of justice. The same is true of Trump’s ham-handed effort to concoct a cover story for his son Donald’s hitherto unreported meeting with a Russian lawyer with close ties to the Kremlin, which fell apart within hours.

In short,Trump is indeed a moron, a racist and a loser.

Sunday, September 24, 2017

Achinoam Nini (Noa) Eye in the Sky

Israel's most popular singer, and one of the world's most beloved treasures.
Listen and you will love her too😉

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

₩arren Zevon, OBM, My Shit's Fucked Up

This song was written 3 weeks before Warren Zevon,
OBM, Passed

Tuesday, September 5, 2017


You are never dedicated to something you have complete confidence in. No one is fanatically shouting that the sun is going to rise tomorrow. They know it's going to rise tomorrow.
 When people are fanatically dedicated to political or religious faiths or any other kinds of dogmas or goals, it's always because these dogmas or goals are in doubt.

Sunday, September 3, 2017

Trump's Dementia Worsening

Trump is suffering From Dementia 

Monday, August 28, 2017

Snowflake rethuglicons: Americans Reject Your Racist trump

donald trump was awarded the Presidency after the worst shellacking of any loser of the popular vote that was given the office against the will of the people.

Listen to Keith Olbermann's spanking of the most unpopular President in history.

Sunday, August 20, 2017

Don Lemon Calls out trump Surrogate Congressman Jack Kingsley for Lying

Trump's spokesmen and women are shameless liars,
Every educated American knows this.
We support free speech, that being said, trump's corrupt administration should not be allowed on ANY program to dissemble and repeat fabrications to further con those too unsophisticated to untangle the outright lying perpetrated by these immoral con-men and women.
Recently, in a long segment of non-stop lying, Don Lemon finally stopped Kingsley and informed him, "It's fine to disagree, but I won't allow you here to repeat lies, which you have been doing. I won't allow you to repeat propaganda which most people know is untrue."
Don Lemon did a real service, and hopefully this will continue.

Friday, August 18, 2017

Brietbart, Bannon and other losers

After trump fired another one of his friends, Stevey Bannon, one remembers trump saying "Judge me by the people I hire."
He has fired most of the sycophants and dysfunctional creeps that he has hired.
Bannon was fired because trump doesn't like people who outshine him. Period.
He still shares Bannon's racist views and may still be largely
a puppet with the bloated Bannon running the show.
Any American with any intelligence at all can see that the trump clown show is completely discredited.
The Breitbart web site, widely known as a site for stupid and uneducated viewers, will continue to be a rag for bums, idiots and losers.
Bannon is a nutcase.
Good riddance.

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Trump Embraces Nazis

"There were many fine people on both sides.." said trump today at an impromptu press conference.
Really, trump?
Fine Nazis and white supremacists?
This president is proving to be the most unAmerican president in our history.
He has defended Putin while reviling the leaders of our democratic allies.
Now he is embracing Nazis "They were peacefully protesting. The people on the left came for violence."
David Duke, the former head of the KKK tweeted today, "Thank you Mr. President for speaking truthfully."
Its bad enough that trump is unfit for any public office, now we know that he despises Americans.
He is a disgrace.
He must go.

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Neo-Nazi Site Daily Stormer Praises Trump’s Charlottesville Reaction: ‘He Loves Us All’

“When asked to condemn, he just walked out of the room. Really, really good. God bless him,” wrote a Nazi website’s founder.

President Donald Trump is coming under fire from both sides of the aisle for his unwillingness to explicitly condemn the role of white supremacists at the deadly protests in Virginia on Saturday. “We must call evil by its name,” Sen. Cory Gardner (R-Colo.) urged Trump, who had earlier told reporters that “many sides” were to blame for the violence in Charlottesville.

“It is not too much to ask to have a president who explicitly condemns Nazis,” said Sen. Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii) in a pointed Saturday tweet.

But at least one group appears happy with Trump’s muted comments: White supremacists themselves.

Reacting to Trump’s words on Saturday, the neo-Nazi website The Daily Stormer praised the president’s comments as “good.”

“He didn’t attack us. He just said the nation should come together. Nothing specific against us,” wrote Andrew Anglin, the website’s founder.

“No condemnation at all,” Anglin continued. “When asked to condemn, he just walked out of the room. Really, really good. God bless him.”

The Southern Poverty Law Center describes The Daily Stormer as a site dedicated to “spreading anti-Semitism, neo-Nazism, and white nationalism.” “Jewish Problem” and “Race War” are among the editorial sections that can be found on the site.

Former Ku Klux Klan Grand Wizard David Duke said on Saturday that the white supremacist demonstration in Charlottesville ― called “Unite the Right” ― was in line with “promises” made by Trump.

“We are determined to take our country back. We are going to fulfill the promises of Donald Trump,” said Duke, speaking at the rally. “That’s what we believed in, that’s why we voted for Donald Trump. Because he said he’s going to take our country back. That’s what we gotta do.”

Hundreds of neo-Nazis, Ku Klux Klan members and other white supremacists descended upon Charlottesville this weekend to protest the proposed removal of a Confederate statue from a city park. Many counter-demonstrators also took to the streets, and heated clashes were reported between the two groups.

Three people died in connection with the violence on Saturday: A 32-year-old woman who was struck by a car that plowed into a group of counter-protesters, and two Virginia state troopers who, while responding to the riots, died in a helicopter crash.

Dominique Mosbergen
Reporter, HuffPost

Donald Trump  U.S. News  Hate Speech  Racism  White Supremacy

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

A Settler's View of Israel

HEBRON, West Bank — Last week, Israel’s Parliament passed a controversial bill that allows the government to retroactively authorize contested West Bank Jewish communities by compensating previous Palestinian land claimants. Opposition parties warn that this law could open Israel to prosecution at The Hague, and the chief Palestinian negotiator, Saeb Erekat, said, “Israel’s Parliament has just approved a law to legalize theft of Palestinian land.” This theme has been echoed recently at the Paris peace conference, in a United Nations Security Council resolution and by a major policy speech by then Secretary of State John Kerry, which all condemned settlements.
Israel never seems to have a good answer to accusations against the settlement enterprise. Whenever the claim that Israel stole Palestinian lands is heard, Israel’s answers inevitably are: “We invented the cellphone,” “We have gay rights,” “We fly to help Haiti after an earthquake.” Obvious obfuscation. And when pushed to explain why the much-promised two-state solution is perennially stuck, the response is always to blame Arab obstructionism.
This inability to give a straight answer is a result of 30 years of bad policy that has pressed Israel to create a Palestinian state in the historic Jewish heartland of Judea and Samaria, which the world calls the West Bank. This policy has worked to legitimize the idea that the territory of Judea and Samaria is Arab land and that Israel is an intractable occupier. Today, as Israel is beginning to walk back the two-state solution, it is not easy to admit we were wrong; and many people’s careers are on the line. This is why Israel mouths the old party line, yet takes no steps toward making a Palestinian state a reality.
But for us settlers, the truth is clear: The two-state solution was misconceived, and will never come to pass, because Judea and Samaria belong to the Jewish people. Our right to this land is derived from our history, religion, international decisions and defensive wars. Jews have lived here for 3,700 years, despite repeated massacres, expulsions and occupations — by the Romans, Arabs, Crusaders and Ottomans. And the world recognized the Jewish people’s indigenous existence in this land in the Balfour Declaration of 1917 and the San Remo Accords of 1920.
When Israel declared independence in 1948, Jordan, along with five other Arab states, attacked Israel, occupied Judea, Samaria and eastern Jerusalem, and drove out Jewish residents. Again, in 1967, Jordan attempted to wipe out the Jewish State, but this time, Israel forced the Jordanian army back across the Jordan River. While the government of Israel was ambivalent about whether to retain the newly emancipated areas, the settler movement was not. We set about holding and developing the land, just like the pioneers of the Kibbutz movement.
Today, the estimated number of Arabs living in Judea and Samaria is 2.7 million, though some researchers dispute the data and argue that the figure is far lower. Yet the presence of these Arab residents alone does not warrant a new country. Arabs can live in Israel, as other minorities do, with personal rights, not national rights. But many Arabs reject that option because they do not recognize the legitimacy of a Jewish State, with or without settlements.
This pervasive intolerance was laid bare in the aftermath of Israel’s 2005 withdrawal from the Gaza Strip, when Hamas seized control in 2007 and turned the territory into a forward base for jihad, starting three wars in seven years. As a result, most Israelis, however pragmatic, no longer believe in a policy of forfeiting land in hopes of getting peace in return. While a Hamas-controlled Gaza is now a reality, no Israeli wants an Islamic State of Palestine looking down at them from the strategic heights of Judea and Samaria.
Therefore, most settlers say without ambivalence that the two-state solution is dead, and the time has come for a discussion of new options by which Israel would hold onto the West Bank and eventually assert Israel sovereignty there, just as we did with the Golan Heights and eastern Jerusalem. Yes, Israel will have to grapple with questions of the Arab population’s rights, and the issues of the country’s security and Jewish character, but we believe those questions can be worked out through the democratic process. At least five credible plans are on the table already.
The first option, proposed by former members of Israel’s Parliament Aryeh Eldad and Benny Alon, is known as “Jordan is Palestine,” a fair name given that Jordan’s population is generally reckoned to be majority Palestinian. Under their plan, Israel would assert Israeli law in Judea and Samaria while Arabs living there would have Israeli residency and Jordanian citizenship. Those Arabs would exercise their democratic rights in Jordan, but live as expats with civil rights in Israel.
A second alternative, suggested by Israel’s education minister, Naftali Bennett, proposes annexation of only Area C — the territory in the West Bank as defined by the Oslo Accords (about 60 percent by area), where a majority of the 400,000 settlers live — while offering Israeli citizenship to the relatively few Arabs there. But Arabs living in Areas A and B — the main Palestinian population centers — would have self-rule.
A third option, which dovetails with Mr. Bennett’s, is promoted by Prof. Mordechai Kedar of Bar-Ilan University, near Tel Aviv. His premise is that the most stable Arab entity in the Middle East is the Gulf Emirates, which are based on a consolidated traditional group or tribe. The Palestinian Arabs are not a cohesive nation, he argues, but are comprised of separate city-based clans. So he proposes Palestinian autonomy for seven non-contiguous emirates in major Arab cities, as well as Gaza, which he considers already an emirate. Israel would annex the rest of the West Bank and offer Israeli citizenship to Arab villagers outside those cities.
The fourth proposal is the most straightforward. Caroline Glick, a Jerusalem Post journalist, wrote in her 2014 book, “The Israeli Solution: A One State Plan for Peace in the Middle East,” that, contrary to prevailing opinion, Jews are not in danger of losing a demographic majority in an Israel that includes Judea and Samaria. New demographic research shows that thanks to falling Palestinian birth rates and emigration, combined with opposite trends among Jews, a stable Jewish majority of above 60 percent exists between the Jordan River and the Mediterranean (excluding Gaza); and this is projected to grow to about 70 percent by 2059.
Ms. Glick thus concludes that the Jewish State is secure: Israel should assert Israeli law in the West Bank and offer Israeli citizenship to its entire Arab population without fear of being outvoted. This very week, Israel’s president, Reuven Rivlin, announced his backing for the idea in principle. “If we extend sovereignty,” he said, “the law must apply equally to all.”
Israel’s deputy foreign minister, Tzipi Hotovely, similarly advocates for annexation and giving the Palestinians residency rights — with a pathway to citizenship for those who pledge allegiance to the Jewish State. Others prefer an arrangement more like that of Puerto Rico, a United States territory whose residents cannot vote in federal elections. Some Palestinians, like the Jabari clan in Hebron, want Israeli residency and oppose the Palestinian Authority, which they view as illegitimate and corrupt.
Finally, there is a fifth alternative, which comes from the head of the new Zehut party, Moshe Feiglin, and Martin Sherman of the Israel Institute for Strategic Studies. They do not see a resolution of conflicting national aspirations in one land and instead propose an exchange of populations with Arab countries, which effectively expelled about 800,000 Jews around the time of Israeli independence. In contrast, however, Palestinians in Judea and Samaria would be offered generous compensation to emigrate voluntarily.
None of these options is a panacea. Every formula has some potentially repugnant element or tricky trade-off. But Israeli policy is at last on the move, as the passing of the bill on settlements indicates.
Mr. Kerry’s mantra that “there really is no viable alternative” to the two-state solution is contradicted by its manifest failure. With a new American administration in power, there is a historic opportunity to have an open discussion of real alternatives, unhampered by the shibboleths of the past.

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

My Handsome Grandson

The baby looks around him,
Such a sight to see,
He shares a simple secret with the wise man,
He's a stranger in a strange land

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

My grandson

With arms wide open
Under the sunlight
Welcome to this place
I'll show you everything
With arms wide open
Now everything has changed
I'll show you love
I'll show you everything

Sunday, July 30, 2017

Putin Pulls Rank on Trump

Russian President Vladimir Putin has announced that Russia is expelling 755 U.S. diplomats and technical personnel in retaliation against new U.S. sanctions proposed against Moscow.

On Friday, Russia's Foreign Ministry had signaled that the U.S. would need to downsize its staff to 455, to exactly match the number of Russian diplomatic and technical staff in the U.S. Now, Putin has announced the exact number of staff he's ordered the U.S. Embassy in Moscow to cut.

In an interview Sunday on Russian TV, Putin said he is opposed to any additional retaliatory actions against the U.S., at least "as of today," Reuters reports.

The new U.S. sanctions against Russia were overwhelmingly approved by Congress earlier this week, with a veto-proof majority. President Trump was initially opposed to the sanctions, but the White House says he is preparing to sign them into law.

"The legislation slaps Moscow with new financial restrictions on doing business with American entities while also restricting Trump's ability to waive those penalties. Often, a president has a freer hand in dealing with foreign governments, but the bill deliberately takes away that discretion.
"To waive sanctions on Russia, Trump would have to send Congress a report explaining and justifying his decision, and lawmakers would then get 30 days to decide whether to allow it.
"The vote puts Trump in an awkward position. He raised eyebrows from his first days on the campaign trail by expressing a desire to improve the U.S.- Russia relationship. He and his staff have specifically expressed an openness to easing sanctions.
" 'I believe an easing of tensions, and improved relations with Russia from a position of strength only, is possible, absolutely possible,' Trump said last year at a campaign speech in Washington."
Speaking in Estonia on Sunday, Vice President Pence criticized Russia's "destabilizing activities." But, he said, "if Russia will change its behavior, our relationship will change for the good."

Sunday, July 23, 2017

After terrorist murder lawrence Wilkerson Blames Israel

After the terrorist murder that left three Jews dead,
Lawrence Wilkerson,
hard left former advisor to one term President Carter led the attack  against the Jewish state this morning on CNN.
"The Zionists’ ultimate goal,” said Wilkerson, was an expansion of Israeli control into “greater Israel,” including Gaza, Jerusalem, the “West Bank,” the Sinai Peninsula, parts of Lebanon and Syria, and all of Jordan. He described this vision as “untenable” and contributing to “apartheid” between Jews and Arabs.

The former adviser of antiJew Bernie Sanders stated earlier this month that Israel “would be eliminated by the international community” or surrounding Muslim Arabs if the status quo of the Jewish state continues.

Col. Lawrence Wilkerson (Ret.) was tapped as a quasi-adviser by Sanders’s campaign, reported left-wing Politico in February. He formerly served as Chief of Staff for former Secretary of State Colin Powell, illustrating that former President George W. Bush was not particularly diligent in staffing the executive with right-wing persons.
Speaking with socialist outlet The Real News, where he has a regular eponymous segment, Wilkerson described Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as “ultra-right-wing.” Attributing Netanyahu’s political party with dismantling the “peace process,” the former colonel stated that Likud had fomented the discord which led to the assassination of left-wing former Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin.
Rabin’s death, according to Wilkerson, led to the demise of the “peace process,” and is attributable to Netanyahu’s politics.
Casting America as “one-sided” in its approach to the conflict between Israel and the “Palestinians,” Wilkerson regularly describes the American-Israeli relationship as a liability for U.S. interests. Adopting the narrative of left-wing academics John Mearsheimer and Stephen Walt - authors of The Israel Lobby - Wilkerson claims that American foreign policy has essentially been hijacked by a minority ethnic interest group to benefit Israel at America’s expense.
Casting AIPAC - a left-wing Democrat-run organization that provides cover to anti-Zionist politicians like President Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton - as right-wing, Wilkerson warned against what he described was America's subservience to Israel. Speaking at a left-wing anti-Zionist conference entitled, "Israel's Influence: Good Or Bad For America?", he stated that Islamic terrorism resulted from widespread perceptions among Muslims of desperation. He recommended that Islamic terrorism be combated with international aid and development, not-so-subtly invoking the neo-Marxist view of Jihadism as a function of global income inequality. Ceasing military aid to Israel, he added, was another essential ingredient to pacify Islamic terrorism targeting America.
“The ultra-right-wing of Israel has captured AIPAC, and AIPAC has captured the United States Congress, and to a certain extent, the Oval Office,” said Wilkerson, aligning himself with neo-Nazi and Islamic viewpoints of malevolent Jewish conspiratorial political control.
Wilkerson also claimed that Israeli policy towards the “Palestinians” amounted to an ethnic cleansing, stating that the American-Indian Wars of the 19th century amounted to a meaningful parallel.

So, CNN was able to bash Israel via proxy Wilkerson.

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Breaking News: trump to pardon himself?

The spokesman for trump's legal team has just resigned and NYT Has just reported that trump is questioning his aides about pardoning his family, his co-conspirators  and himself.

The Chomsky Hoax

The Chomsky Hoax
Exposing the Dishonesty of Noam Chomsky