Posts Tagged ‘Oliver Stone’

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They already did it. It’s in the Snowden film.

 

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Here is further evidence that our country has gone off its rocker — into the hell of militarism. No one since Reagan, Bush, and the Neocons has so embraced war and ‘regime change’ as the departed Senator John McCain. The MSM praise for him has churned up my mind and heart into ignoring the principle of ‘de mortuis nil nisi bonum.’ The tragic results of his recent warmongering in Libya, Syria, and Ukraine, as detailed by Max Blumenthal below, has brought chaos to both the Middle East and all of Europe in the form of mass refugees and the empowerment of the far-right.

In Vietnam as an infantryman, I saw the horror at ground level. Apparently McCain, dropping his bombs, learned nothing of the suffering he imposed on others, and when he finally tasted his own medicine, the damage only resulted in the crackpot that rose to such power in our benighted political circles. I regret the economic downfall of 2008 coming when it did, as it entirely took over the national debate. It would have been a resounding defeat for the Bush program had Obama trounced McCain on the merits of our ‘national security’ phobia.

See below for what an honest journalist can accomplish with truth and perspective.

“The Other Side of John McCain” by Max Blumenthal — https://bit.ly/2MzqOs2

The Other Side of John McCain

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Oliver Stone makes a plea for sanity.

– America Is Not Listening –

Judging by the US MSM response to Putin’s speech on Thursday (attached below at 12 minutes), it seems we have a massive breakdown in understanding nuclear issues in this country. For us it’s a matter of boasting, I guess — Trump’s “fire and fury” and the end of Earth. But those paying attention should know that last Thursday, in a low-key but monumental response to American threats, and without much fanfare, Mr. Putin stated what Russia has been doing to protect itself from what they view as a dangerous bully. It surprised many of us, I believe most likely, our over-budgeted Pentagon and over-rated CIA with a pretty stark statement, if not proof, that the Russians can defend themselves quite well for about 12% of the defense budget we waste.

I may be wrong, but it seems that it blows to smithereens all the billions of dollars we’ve spent on ABMs. Big cutbacks are due, but already it seems the Pentagon is asking for more money to keep up with the Russians’ “threat.” The madness will grow.

But what the US doesn’t understand is what Putin is saying. And in that sense, it was a very hopeful speech to me. What he’s saying in the plainest English is: ‘Stop — before it’s too late. We don’t want to fight you! Just leave us alone! Call us names, kick us out of the Olympics, have your sanctions, but don’t keep pushing for “regime change,” aka the overthrow of the Russian State. Don’t keep pressing with your NATO threats on our borders. Don’t keep thinking that you have the upper hand. You don’t. We’re quite capable of meeting all your threats — and frankly more. We don’t have to boast.’

The whole thing smacks to me of a veteran gunfighter in a predictable Western, telling the hot-headed kid bent on proving he’s better, ‘Don’t, kid. Don’t go for that gun. Go home… to your Mama, to your wife, a glass of milk, or maybe a peaceful life… whatever. Just go.’

Maybe it’s not such a bad idea.

Gilbert Doctorow, “Missile-gate: US Intel Misses Russia’s Big Advances in Nuclear Parity,” Consortiumnews, http://bit.ly/2FgUy9H.

“Putin’s Message Couldn’t Be Clearer,” Off Guardian, http://bit.ly/2tklwaE.

Tyler Durden, “Putin: ‘Russia’s New Hypersonic Missile Can Rip US Defenses Apart,” Zero Hedge, http://bit.ly/2F4jZuJ.

Paul Craig Roberts, “Putin’s State of the Union Reveals Russian Superiority in Nuclear Weapons Technology,” http://bit.ly/2D1R8Bv.

Americans are equally misguided by the MSM on Syria. Here Jeffrey Sachs, who’ve I come to admire, presents a wise analysis of American policy in Syria and the lies floated by Hillary Clinton. This of course ties into Russia and Iran on another front. It’s all part of one big mess and we keep moving towards the dogpile. Please let us turn in another direction before it’s too late.

Jeffrey Sachs, “Ending America’s Disastrous Role in Syria,” Common Dreams, http://bit.ly/2Fgf9KW.

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James Corbett brings us up to speed on the JFK cover up and imminent release of more documents.

3063 documents withheld.

VIDEO:

The CIA Preps Their Next JFK Psyop

 

We all know that the last of the JFK assassination records are due to be declassified in October. And we even know what the government says it’s hiding from us. But do you know the story that the CIA is trying to plant in the public consciousness about what is going to be “revealed” in these documents?

SHOW NOTES:
JFK

JFK Assassination Files: Oliver Stone Testifies Before Congress on Government Records (1992)

JFK Records Act

Assassination Records Review Board

Bamford’s 2001 report on Operation Northwoods

25 year disclosure mandate

National Archives reveals JFK declassification plans

Countdown to 2017

What the government is still hiding about the JFK assassination

How the CIA Came to Doubt the Official Story of JFK’s Murder

The assassination of President John F Kennedy: the finger points to the KGB

Formation of the Warren Commission

Episode 287 – Meet Lee Harvey Oswald, Sheep-Dipped Patsy

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“Any talk about our influencing the outcome of the US election is all lies. They are doing it due to a number of reasons. First, they are trying to undermine the legitimacy of President Trump, create conditions that must preclude us from normalizing our relations, and they want to create additional instruments to wage an internal political war. And Russia-US relations in this context are just a mere instrument in the internal political fight in the US.”

 

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