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1. No, it’s not “clearly we all want a positive relationship with Russia.

Sorry, Bernie, that seems like a Trumpian level LIE. To say such a thing with a straight face is troubling, to say the least. Obama brought us to the brink of Armageddon last year. And Democrats said absolutely nothing about it. Further, Obama destabilized Ukraine, Victoria Nuland bragging about $5Bn spent subverting Ukrainian democracy. A violent foreign-sponsored coup tore Ukraine in half, under Obama, and where were you?

We remain at a hair-trigger alert for nuclear annihilation, Bernie. And this Russiagate shit directly increases hostilities between the two nations. Directly. And you just lied about it.

2. And then you lie about Syria, as if Assad is the sole perpetrator of violence! He is defending his country from armies–LARGE WELL-ARMED ARMIES–of the most despicable, psychotic terrorists on the planet! They are foreign-sponsored, armed, funded, trained. And the US CIA has been instrumental since 2011, despite being on the same side as AL QAEDA!

Bernie Sanders is a menace.

3. “No longer a debate about that issue?” (Russiagate)

Yet we’ve seen zero credible evidence to date. And even Clapper said there was no collusion. Feinstein too!

Sanders is the sandman. He’s here to impeach Trump, even if he has to lie at the same egregious levels as his target.

4. So Sanders will also investigate ISRAEL, SAUDI ARABIA, TURKEY, QATAR and other foreign powers who influence US elections?

Or it’s just Russia that makes it a “serious crime.”

Funny, we never heard about the extensive election shenanigans from those nations. This is figuratively and literally “Trumped up.”

5. Then Sanders continues with the demonization: “revealing sensitive information” about a “nation with policies that are at odds with our own…”

What does that mean, Bernie, in English, without the spin?

The Russians are ACTUALLY fighting AGAINST ISIS. The US, not so much. The US only fights ISIS in Iraq, but not inside Syria. In fact we bombed Syrian army units and helped ISIS, at least twice. Once in October of 2016 and then Trump’s big Tomahawk stunt helped ISIS.

6. Sanders tells the Pollyanna bullshit about “intelligence sharing” as if these intelligence agencies weren’t in-fact HELPING ISIS and AL QAEDA in the shadows because they can get away with it. Hey Bernie, why do they have all those weapons? You’re disingenuous.

Even your Vice President spilled the beans and was quickly told to shut up. The shutting up part is as important as what Biden revealed:

“[Erdogan…the Saudis, the Emiratis, etc.]…poured hundreds of millions of dollars and tens of thousands of tons of weapons into anyone who would fight against Assad, except that the people who were being supplied were al-Nusra, and al Qaeda, and the extremist elements of jihadis coming from other parts of the world.”

7. Talking out of both sides of his ass, Sanders tells us how information sharing about terrorists is a good thing, and yet information sharing about terrorists with the Russians–who are actually killing terrorists in Syria–is by default a bad thing. Russia is not allowed to be an ally or to help in any way, according to Bernie Sanders, the CIA, and the foreign policy establishment. That’s what’s really going on here.

8. Except where was that Special Prosecutor for Obama’s support to Al Qaeda? Bush’s Treasonous cover-up of 9/11? CIA drug running, since forever? Obama’s destruction of Libya, Ukraine and Syria?

You’re very selective Bernie, in which crimes you decide to go after and which you do not. Very, very selective. It’s blatant hypocrisy.

PS

A little reality check for Bernie Sanders:

Why Not a Probe of ‘Israel-gate’?

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Democrats, the party that tells you it wants to save you from Trump, just approved all his hideous cabinet appointees.

If they’re going to campaign as an opposition party, don’t they actually have to oppose?

‘Resistance Means Resisting’: Democratic Opposition Folding Under Trump

We live in the age of fraud. There is probably nothing genuine about anyone who makes it onto your television screen.

Republicans: Party of belligerent assholes; what you see is mostly what you get.

Democrats: Party of deceitful assholes; what they say is probably the opposite of what they are doing behind the scenes.

#GREENPARTY

 

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America, you are officially fucked in the ass…

 

State: 75-year estimate for Clinton aides’ emails is ‘not outlandish’

 

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My Lunch With an FBI Whistleblower, Not Yet Out

By John Kiriakou, Reader Supported News

11 April 16

 

had lunch with an FBI agent last week. If you don’t know me, that’s a highly unusual event. I hate the FBI. I hate what they’ve done to civil liberties in the United States. I hate that they spy on peace activists, civil libertarians, and people of color, all under the guise of “national security.” I hate the FBI’s dirty history of COINTELPRO, of sending poison pen letters to Martin Luther King Jr. to try to get him to commit suicide. I hate that they tried to set me up on an espionage charge because they knew that the case against me for blowing the whistle on the CIA’s torture program was weak. But I was intrigued.

The FBI agent in question told me that he had uncovered evidence of waste, fraud, abuse, and illegality at the Bureau. He said that he had reported this untoward behavior up his chain of command and was told to mind his own business. He went to the FBI Inspector General and the FBI General Counsel, and was told both times that he should walk away, that he should mind his own business. He wanted to know what I thought he should do, based on my own experience.

I told him that he could do one of several things. He could continue up the chain of command and go to the Senate or House Judiciary Committees. If he did that, there would certainly be an internal investigation, he would be ostracized at the FBI, and he would likely face spurious charges that could include espionage. That’s what the CIA and the FBI did to me, to NSA’s Tom Drake, to the CIA’s Jeffrey Sterling, to the State Department’s Stephen Kim, and others.

I told him that he could go to the press, in which case there would also be an investigation, his security clearance would be suspended, and he would likely be fired, at least, for insubordination. He also could be charged with espionage or any number of national security charges related to leaking.

I told him that he could talk to an attorney who specializes in national security whistleblowing cases, like Jesselyn Radack of ExposeFacts. Radack is a fearless advocate for national security professionals who take their oaths to uphold and defend the Constitution seriously. She is also a whistleblower. She lost her job as a Justice Department ethics officer after insisting that John Walker Lindh, known in the press as the “American Taliban,” be allowed access to an attorney, a basic constitutional right that the FBI denied him.

And finally, I told him that he could do nothing. Just keep quiet. He would keep his job, his pay grade, and his clearances. But he wouldn’t be able to sleep at night.

The FBI agent, deep down, knew all these things. He recalled the recent case of another FBI whistleblower, Darin Jones, who was fired after he blew the whistle on waste, fraud, and abuse at the Bureau. Jones said that FBI bigwigs had blown $234,000 of the taxpayers’ money on an awards ceremony for themselves, they had improperly spent taxpayer money without going through proper channels, and that a former FBI assistant director had had a conflict of interest related to a computer help-desk contract.

What did Jones do? He went through the chain of command. He complained to his superiors about the waste, fraud, and abuse he saw. In response, he was fired on the last day of his probationary period. That was three and a half years ago. His appeal still hasn’t been heard. And as with other whistleblowers, especially those in the national security arena, it has been virtually impossible for Jones to find work, and former friends and colleagues avoid him. He has described himself as “radioactive,” a non-person.

Congress, over the years, has toyed with the idea of enhanced protections for FBI whistleblowers. The chairman and ranking Democrat of the Senate Judiciary Committee, Senators Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) and Pat Leahy (D-Vermont), have introduced the FBI Whistleblower Protection Enhancement Act, which would expand the number of people at the FBI eligible for whistleblower protection and would allow them to appeal dismissal in the court system. The problem is that the bill has languished in the Senate and has not come up for a vote. It likely won’t this year. Meanwhile, the House has ignored it.

The bottom line is this: Jones, the FBI agent with whom I met, and others who report on FBI malfeasance internally are screwed. There really are no protections. It’s the same in national security. A potential whistleblower can go through the chain of command and likely be charged with crimes, he can go to the press and likely be charged with crimes, or he can keep his mouth shut. There are no alternatives. And until Congress recognizes the patent unfairness of the current system, other good and patriotic men and women will be ruined for doing the right thing.

 


John Kiriakou is an associate fellow with the Institute for Policy Studies. He is a former CIA counterterrorism officer and a former senior investigator with the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.

Reader Supported News is the Publication of Origin for this work. Permission to republish is freely granted with credit and a link back to Reader Supported News.

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Link Between Fracking and Toxic Water

“This is a wake-up call,” said Dominic DiGiulio, lead author of the Stanford University study, published in Environmental Science and Technology. “It’s perfectly legal to inject stimulation fluids into underground drinking water resources. This may be causing widespread impacts on drinking water resources.”

 

I have several “F” words lined up. Beyond fracking, it’s fascism that sticks out the most.