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Capt. America v. the New World Order: The good, the bad and the ugly sides of Captain America, The Winter Soldier.

It’s big. It’s dumb. Its explosions are one louder. It feels a bit like The Avengers, which is not such a bad thing. The thing about Cap is that he’s an overgrown, science-enhanced Boy Scout. He always wants to do the right thing, no matter the cost. He’s got an innocence that’s sort of dischordant considering all the violence.

The Good

The Winter Soldier film is an allegory about the shadow government, the US deep state, the bowels of intelligence where Nazis were imported after WW2 to go to work supposedly in the service of America and its values. What’s good about this is that it’s true. It happened. Operation Paperclip gets a mention, although not much detail makes it into the final cut of these things.

In the Marvel World we have S.H.I.E.L.D. rather than the intelligence establishment, those alphabet soup agencies. It’s all a bit more super than that.

But the traitors are in our midst. They’re entrenched in power, inside the deep state. They are ruthless Nazis wearing our uniforms, flying our drones, inciting wars in our name. This is the main metaphor that provides Captain America with a foundation to its story. Our real values are not the values of those people, including those real people who appear on our very real televisions. The metaphor works, even if the film heads off the rails into silliness.

Spoilers

The Winter Soldier character himself, the assassin, is an interesting twist. He’s shooting Russian-made weapons, but he’s no Russian. He’s one of our own, actually Captain America’s boyhood pal, remade, reforged into the evil version of American power projection. He’s the covert assassin beyond the law, unstoppable and responsible for a slew of international crimes. This ties into the theme of the deep state, the Nazi state within the intelligence community that many people would recognize as a reality.

The Bad

Well, physics is of no concern here. Fall off a skyscraper. Whatever. At that point, it doesn’t matter what happens anymore. Nothing is going to alter the trajectory the screenwriters and producers have preordained, because physics is out the window. It sucks the tension and suspense right out of the thing.

The ending, reconciling with Winter Soldier, also fell flat. Cap just gives up, and it’s a blah anti-climax that felt cheap.

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He had a chance to go further with Black Widow as well, but nothing materialized. We had a kiss, a tactical kiss, and nothing more. It was broken wide open to explore Black Widow and Cap more, but the need to blow some more shit up pressured the thing.

The Ugly

Cap, the boy scout, and yet he’s a party to torturing a suspect. He lets Black Widow do it — gutting my view of her. And yet, it’s played for a laugh. Torture is a laughing matter in a movie about a spandex clad guy in red white and blue. Does anyone on the project have any sense? He’s supposed to be the good guy, but more than the good guy, the ultimate expression of lost American values. The torture question is no joke. It’s a felony war crime. Are these people taking their cues from principle, law and American history or from whatever sludge is selling on the other networks?

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The actual plot was a bit of an ugly pretzel, too. Not sure everything added up.

In the end, it’s worth about 3.5 stars for the positive messages concerning deep state covert abominations. We don’t tolerate Nazis and policies of murder. I just wish it would have been a bit more grown up about it.

3.5/5

 

 

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Wow, CNN has gotten pathetic with its glaring propaganda in place of news. This mook attempts to make much out of the debris field, in the war zone under government attack, and blame that on Putin too.

 

Well the evidence, that the RT voice never gets to elaborate on, being shouted down the whole time (duh), is that it all points to the Kiev Nazi thug government deliberately shooting down the plane.CNN clown phrases this as an either or, with the rebels making a mistake, or the rebels making a deliberate “act of terrorism.” But in CNN universe it’s not possible the Nazi coup regime could have shot it down, despite them having more than two dozen of the BUK missile systems, and them being reported in the east on the day in question.

Chris Cuomo, like most corporate shill fucktards, is no journalist at all.

That entire block of time was wasted on gibberish rather than addressing known evidence of the incident, the lies exposed by Russia all week, and the hiding of air traffic control communications and US spy satellite data. Using blatant, repeated, calls for emotionalism over the victims, this Goebbels light moron exposes himself as unworthy of anyone’s attention, if they actually care to know what happened.

 

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How the NSA hacks PCs, phones, routers, hard disks

 

Satellite and optic-fiber communications stored

Windows crash reports boon for spies

The website you are visiting is really not the website you want

NSA buys up security exploits to attack vulnerabilities

The cellphone network you are connected to is not the network you want

Your hard disk is not the device you thought it was

The parcels from Amazon are not the parcels you want

 

…On the subject of operating systems, Appelbaum said the documents revealed subversion techniques against Windows, Linux, and Solaris. In the case of Microsoft, the NSA is monitoring Windows software crash reports to gain insight into vulnerabilities on a target system and exploit them for its own ends.

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Leaked World Bank lending policies ‘environmentally disastrous’

Radical plans by the World Bank to relax the conditions on which it lends up to $50bn (£29bn) a year to developing countries have been condemned as potentially disastrous for the environment and likely to weaken protection of indigenous peoples and the poor.

 

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How to power California with wind, water and sun

New research outlines the path to a possible future for California in which renewable energy creates a healthier environment, generates jobs and stabilizes energy prices.

 

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Refugees Fleeing ISIS Offensive Pour Into Kurdistan

 

US proxy wars, financed and armed by extremist Persian Gulf regimes and “friends” have taken Iraq from the 20th century back to the 8th century. Heckuva job, Barry and Shrub.

If anyone thinks the ghouls in Washington DC give a slightest fuck about the lives of any foreign civilians, anywhere, ever, they are completely deluded.

ISIS was aided and abetted by US allies — for years — in order to attack Syria. Now they are aided and abetted.

Genital mutilation of 4 million Iraq women ordered by militants, UN says

 

 UPDATE:

Some reporters are calling it a hoax, but a UN spokesperson says there are “current reports.”

 

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Obama orders Pentagon advisers to Ukraine to fend off Putin-backed rebels

 

Fucking Nazis.  To help fucking Nazis.

Nazis.

Hey America – just on principle this has got to be a low point, historically speaking?

A team of Pentagon officials is heading to Ukraine to help the country rebuild its fractured military, a mission that lawmakers and analysts expect will result in recommendations for greater military assistance…

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Apparently Yatsenyuk threw a hissy fit in the parliament and resigned! Were they not Hitlerian enough for this motherfucker’s taste?  Or perhaps he stole enough US tax money and IMF loan cash so that it’s not worth the risk anymore?

 

Alexander Khodakovsky

Alexander Khodakovsky in Donetsk. ‘That Buk I know about … They probably sent it back in order to remove proof of its presence,’ he said. Photograph: Maxim Zmeyev/Reuters

The Guardian has interviewed a confused “commander” in the east who has no direct knowledge whatsoever of what went on, and tries to turn it into an admission of guilt.

“That Buk I know about. I heard about it. I think they sent it back. Because I found out about it at exactly the moment that I found out that this tragedy had taken place. They probably sent it back in order to remove proof of its presence,” Khodakovsky told Reuters.

He heard the same news story put out by the Ukrainian government, the fraudulent audio “intercept” that was sent everywhere. He’s relaying the news story without any first hand knowledge that a rebel-controlled BUK ever existed, or was “sent back,” to Russia which was the Kiev government fraud, exposed by its sloppy video evidence.

So this interview subject, Alexander Khodakovsky, a “commander” has no first hand knowledge that any BUK system even existed prior to the Malaysian incident. Odd?  No?

Nor any knowledge that it was ever sent “back” anywhere. He’s clearly speculating. He has no knowledge that it ever existed at all, and is only relaying stories he’s heard, though where he heard them from is of no concern to the Guardian.

The Guardian then goes one better–

” This week the Guardian also spoke to witnesses who said they saw a missile-launching system that looked like a Buk drive through Torez, near the crash site, last Thursday, a few hours before the plane was downed.”

Really?  No Names. Nothing to corroborate this story. No idea of the sympathies of those who are allegedly making these claims, but since it fits in with the ‘blame Russia’ bias of the rag, let’s throw that in too.

This is the standard of evidence for deciding matters of war and peace?

PS: The Spy Satellite that Didn’t Bark

There’s an easy rebuttal to the Guardian’s Torez claims from unnamed so-called witnesses: the spy satellite photos.  Where are they? Why is the US hiding them?

If the US had pictures of these large lumbering vehicles, as claimed, they would be on the front page of every newspaper in the west. The propaganda is shown by what they won’t show as well as what they do claim.

 

 

 

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The Obama administration has quietly approved a substantial expansion of the terrorist watchlist system, authorizing a secret process that requires neither “concrete facts” nor “irrefutable evidence” to designate an American or foreigner as a terrorist, according to a key government document obtained by The Intercept.

The Secret Government Rulebook For Labeling You a Terrorist

Those who trade their liberty for secret black site totalitarian surveillance and monkeying are real douchebags.

 

 

Israeli Facebook warriors…

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Hasbara,” literally “explaining,” is the term used in Israel for government propaganda aimed at overseas audiences.

A video accompanying the Ynet report shows rows of students beavering away at computers in a hall with a sign on its door saying “Advocacy Room” in English. In Hebrew, it says “Hasbara war room.”

Last year a “covert” Israeli government initiative came to light which planned to pay students for spreading propaganda online.

“The whole point of such efforts is to look like they are unofficial, just every day people chatting online,” Israel expert Dena Shunra told The Electronic Intifada.

“But in fact, these are campaigns of organized lying, orchestrated with government-approved talking points and crowdsourced volunteers and stipend recipients,” Shunra added.

“War Room” to Sell Gaza Massacre on Facebook

Unlike those shills, no one pays me to say anything about these immoral land grabs and massacres. It’s only my conscience and ability to rationally analyze the evidence that drives this blog.

 

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The preponderance of evidence to date shows that the Kiev Nazi regime ordered the Malaysian plane to head north over the hot war zone so that it could shoot down the plane, sacrifice the passengers and crew, and then blame their opponents for the atrocity.

The Kiev regime is hiding the air traffic control recordings. They have been caught lying on multiple occasions and fabricating false flag terrorism on other occasions. The White House has aided and abetted these fascist murderers in Kiev, and there is all the reason to believe that the CIA is involved with these actions in order to demonize Putin and Russia. They have been demonizing Russia for about a century, if you haven’t noticed. This is a continuum, an ongoing policy of imperial aggression against rivals like Russia and China. Dead civilians are a quick and easy way to sell the policies they wish to enact.

Malaysian Airlines MH17 Was Ordered to Fly over the East Ukraine Warzone