Posts Tagged ‘Dennis Kucinich’

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Pentagon Denies Bombing Syrian Mosque, But Its Own Photo May Prove That It Did

Kucinich:

Congress continues to sleep while the new Administration escalates an illegal war in #Syria with an attack on a mosque in Jinah, killing at least 46 innocent civilians.

A Pentagon spokesman said the attack was directed at a community hall in Aleppo province, where Al-Queda was supposed to be meeting. The Syrian government reclaimed control of Aleppo from ISIS/Al Queda months ago.

This is an illegal war. The Administration has no legal nor Constitutional authority to attack Syria. Syria has not declared war on the US. It has neither the intention nor the capability of attacking the US. There is no imminent threat from Syria. Congress, according to the Constitution, Article I, Section 8, has the sole authority to take this country into a war, yet congressional leaders are silent. Yet the US is preparing to put more “boots on the ground” in Syria, and, apparently escalate the war from the air, no matter the costs borne by innocents. #USConstitution #StopArmingTerrorists

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Dear Friend,

US – Russia relations have deteriorated severely in the past decade and they are about to get worse, if the House passes H. Res. 758.
NATO encirclement, the US-backed coup in Ukraine, an attempt to use an agreement with the European Union to bring NATO into Ukraine at the Russian border, a US nuclear first-strike policy, are all policies which attempt to substitute force for diplomacy.
Russia’s response to the terror unleashed by western-backed neo-nazis in Crimea and Odessa came after the local population appealed to Russia to protect them from the violence. Russia then agreed to Crimea joining the Russian Federation, a reaffirmation of an historic relationship.
The Western press begins its narrative on the Crimea situation with the annexation, but completely ignores the provocations by the West and other causal factors which resulted in the annexation. This distortion of reality is artificially creating an hysteria about Russian aggressiveness, another distortion which could pose an exceptionally dangerous situation for the world, if acted upon by other nations. The US Congress is responding to the distortions, not to the reality.
Similar distortions are developing now in the coverage of events in the eastern part of Ukraine, in Donetsk and Luhansk.
Tensions between Russia and the US are being fueled every day by players who would benefit financially from a resumption of the Cold War which, from 1948 to 1991 cost US taxpayers $20 TRILLION dollars (in 2014 dollars), an amount exceeding our $18 trillion National Debt.
With wars re-igniting in Afghanistan and Iraq, and Syria being a staging ground for an ongoing proxy war between the great powers, the US treasury is being drained for military adventures, our national debt is piling up, and we are demonstrably less safe.
Tomorrow the US House will debate and vote on H. Res. 758 which is tantamount to a ‘Declaration of Cold War’ against Russia, reciting a host of grievances, old and new, against Russia which represent complaints that Russia could well make against the US, given our nation’s most recent military actions: Violating territorial integrity, violations of international law, violations of nuclear arms agreements.
Congress’ solution? Restart the Cold War!
The resolution demands Russia to be isolated and for “the President, in consultation with Congress, to conduct a review of the force posture, readiness and responsibilities of United States Armed Forces and the forces of other members of NATO to determine if the contributions and actions of each aresufficient to meet the obligations of collective self-defense [my emphasis] under Article 5 of the North Atlantic Treaty, and to specify the measures needed to remedy any deficiencies…” In other words, ‘let’s get ready for war with Russia.’
This is exactly the type of sabre rattling which led to the initiation and escalation of the Cold War. It is time we demanded that the US employ diplomacy, not more military expenditures, in the quest for international order.
It is time the US stepped out of this expensive dialectic of conflict and seek to rebuild diplomatic relations with Russia and set aside the risky adventurism in the name of NATO.
If you agree, please contact your congressperson today, 202-224-3121, and ask them to vote against H. Res. 758.
Sincerely,

Dennis

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Dennis Kucinich has a new piece:

Militarized Police and the Threat to Democracy

It discusses Ferguson and Posse Comitatus.

 

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Half infuriating and half welcome this talking head documentary humors a lot of the perpetrators as they seek to atone for their sins.  While it features people like Kucinich, Al Sharpton and Ralph Nader talking about the rigged two-party crime syndicate, it also includes far too much weaseling and apologetics from people like Dan Rather, Jack Abramhoff and even lower rung specimens.

Dan Rather’s crocodile tears for the dead republic seem at odds with his actions, when it actually mattered:

“George Bush is the President, he makes the decisions and you know, as just one American wherever he wants me to line up, just tell me where.” 9-17-2001

After a decades long career of pushing American exceptionalism and empire, we hear nothing about the personal damage these creatures have inflicted on the world.  Like their politico buddies, it’s always the system, never the individuals.  Other insiders tell us how Obama and Romney are “good” people.  Of course they are.  How could they not be?  No other narrative is permitted.  If we could only talk civilly then the rape and plunder of the world would magically disappear.  The real problem is negativity or polarization.  Yeah sure.  Would someone cut these idiots?

Nader and Kucinich get in some good points on the blatant corruption.  Neither calls for arrests.  No criminal cases are made.  No finger pointing accuses the monsters directly.

Would that the film would have focused on those who weren’t a part of the problem, and were part of the solution instead, but we have a very mixed bag here.  At least there’s a possibility that third parties can benefit from this exposure, although the systemic, criminal rigging of the system against them seems insurmountable.  Of course polite political commentators never accuse anyone of a crime.  That’s simply not done.  It’s a criminal system, but there are no criminals.  There’s no one to arrest; it’s all lost in abstractions.  Nothing new there.

From Hollywood Reporter we learn that the filmmakers are Republicans, and this accounts for the prominent inclusion of such people as the former head of the RNC.  All in all a nauseating time for all.

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“What is going on in America?  …It’s time for America to get its story and its priorities straight about what we stand for as a nation.”

 

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Dennis Kucinich: Truth & Accountability, Forgotten Veterans, Selling Syria & Iran Wars
 
Revolution of Values, Life in Post War Iraq, Depleted Uranium Radioactive Destruction
 

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“Through 16 years in Congress and two presidential campaigns, Fox News has always provided me with an opportunity to share my perspective with its enormous viewership. I look forward to a continuation of our relationship this time as a Fox News contributor.” (more)

You’re going to want to watch this:

OUTFOXED: Rupert Murdoch’s War on Journalism

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