Webster G. Tarpley, Ph.D.
INN World Report with Tom Kiely
November 20, 2014
Post-Election War Coup: GOP Chairman Ed Royce of House Foreign Affairs Committee Touts “Policy Review” on Syria, in Reality a Cover for the Latest Kerry-Allen-McCain Effort to Bomb Assad, Save ISIS and Al Qaeda; Bid Comes with Obama Overseas; Pentagon Chief Hagel, NSC’s Ben Rhodes Counter that “ISIS First” Is Still US Policy; Obama Must Poleax Republicans With Deportation Halt; Racist Michigan Sheriff Boasts “We Got Reverend Pinkney!” to GOP Applause as Life Sentence Looms
Webster G. Tarpley, Ph.D.
House Foreign Affairs Chair Ed Royce referred on Nov. 13 on CNN to a “policy review,” making clear that US aggression against the Assad government of Syria was the desired goal. Royce recounted happily that the US strategy might now include a bombing campaign against the Assad government (the main barrier to ISIS) to impose a no-fly zone over Syria designed to please the treacherous President Erdogan of Turkey — who has been a strong backer of the ISIS butchers — and “other regional actors” including “the Gulf states” — i.e. Qatar. Royce indicated that the US air campaign, including the overthrow of Assad, would be the price for a Turkish invasion of Syria with troops and tanks. All of this would add up to a general war in the Middle East — which may well be the goal of the more lucid of these plotters.
Royce also praised disgraced Marine General John R. Allen, once the deputy chief of the US Central Command for the Middle East, who was forced to resign after the revelation of his extensive and dubious email correspondence with the mysterious Lebanese society woman Gilberte “Jill” Khawam Kelley was revealed in November 2012. Allen, along with his colleague David Petraeus, was one of about two dozen generals and admirals forced out of the military after the Benghazi incident, which was a provocation to deliver the presidency to Romney, and has been compared to a warmonger putsch.
On September 13, 2014, Allen — although demonstrably a serious security risk — was appointed by Skull & Bones Secretary of State John Kerry as “Special Presidential Envoy for the Global Coalition to Counter ISIL” based in the State Department — in effect, as ISIS Czar. Despite Allen’s checkered past, there was little media hue and cry. Allen was malodorous enough to be denied his promised Supreme Command in NATO after his missives to Kelley were revealed, but he somehow was rehabilitated in time for ISIS. Allen’s job description is to “sustain the coalition so it can operate across multiple lines of effort in order to degrade and ultimately destroy ISIL.” Is Allen a focus of the defeatism and internal self-sabotage which has crippled the anti-ISIS effort? Has he been responsible for coddling Erdogan’s and Qatar’s pro-ISIS treachery? As part of the Petraeus faction, Allen must in any case be considered as a dangerous advocate of escalation and wider wars.
Allen’s sidekick is the randy Brett McGurk, a former National Security Council official who was denied confirmation as US Ambassador in Iraq in June 2012 when Cryptome published a series of his scabrous emails sent to Wall Street Journal reporter Gina Chon. Kerry soon rewarded McGurk the “Iraq expert” with the post of Deputy Assistant Secretary of State.
Allen and McGurk are thus both rejects, who should have been stripped long ago of the security clearances they need to hold these jobs. It appears they are both serving as advocates for Turkey, Qatar, and the Moslem Brotherhood. They should both be fired at once.
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Webster G. Tarpley, Ph.D.
In a monstrous frameup, overreaching Michigan prosecutor Mike Sepic is demanding an incredible and outrageous sentence of life in prison for Reverend Edward Pinkney of Benton Harbor. Pinkney is a veteran anti-austerity and civil rights community leader of international importance; his testimony was key to convincing United Nations human rights officials to condemn policies which deprive poor people in Michigan of their human right to water.
Reverend Pinkney was been fighting trumped-up charges that he tampered with petitions in the course of his efforts to organize a recall election aiming at the ouster of Benton Harbor Mayor Hightower, an austerity enforcer and privatizer imposed by Whirlpool Corp. and Wall Street. A handwriting expert testified during the trial that Pinkney was innocent, and prosecution witnesses were discredited, but a lily-white judge, jury, and district attorney combined to railroad a conviction on the basis of zero evidence.
In the course of decades of struggle against racism and exploitation, Pinkney had been found guilty of “crimes” like buying votes (despite his meager means) and making threats (Pinkney had dared to quote the Christian Bible). Sepic is now arguing that Pinkney is a repeat offender who must be jailed for life. This must be stopped.
The Pinkney frameup is one of the greatest human rights violations in present-day America. Persons of good will all over the world must join in the effort to denounce this colossal injustice, while also helping to recruit a qualified pro bono civil rights lawyer to defend Rev. Pinkney. (Photo courtesy of Black Agenda Report)
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Webster G. Tarpley, Ph.D.
The Wall Street media line for the recent elections can be summed up as “Don’t vote-Dump the Democrats-All power to mad warmonger McCain and the austerity ghoul and Koch tool Mitch McConnell!” These are the politics of despondency celebrated by the mercenary Washington mindbenders. Right on cue, the cynical nihilist Jon Stewart chimed in with the news that he personally did not think that voting was worth the effort. This message of defeatism and resignation in the face of a brutal reactionary offensive represent a form of voter suppression not qualitatively different from the GOP’s notorious voter ID measures.
Webster G. Tarpley, Ph.D.
Washington, Nov. 3, 2014 — The stakes in tomorrow’s election for Congress and state governors are far greater than most people imagine. On the agenda is in fact a giant step towards the Republican strategy of setting up a permanent dictatorship of endless war and genocidal austerity against the American people, all done while respecting and legal formalities to con voters into passivity, apathy, and resignation. In particular, Republican control of the United States Senate will almost certainly mean an immediate shift towards wider war in the Middle East, combined with draconian cuts in social programs, causing many Americans to lose their lives.
Most voters are unaware of these high-stakes, partly because of the determination of the Wall Street media to prop up the Republicans as a force for austerity, and partly because of the impotence of the Democratic Party in calling attention to these outrageous and scandalous statements. Where, one might ask, is the Democratic War Room? Where is the coordinated messaging from the White House and the cabinet? Where is the withering barrage from Democratic members of Congress? The Democrats, it would seem, are suffering from the long hangover from the broken promises of Obama’s 2008 messianic campaign, which have long since been supplanted by the daily reality of weakness, recklessness, and relentless capitulation to the demands of Wall Street. Even so, Obama still represents less war and less austerity than his Republican challengers. It makes no sense to attack Obama when politicians like McCain and Graham are issuing lunatic demands for bigger debacles.
Democrats Have No Job Creation Program
The main responsibility for the low ebb of Democratic fortunes belongs to Obama. The only way to defeat Republicans is by fighting them on the basis of a strong populist economic program designed to help struggling working families at the expense of Wall Street interests. But the position of the Obama administration in the second term has been the foolish assertion that the depression is over, the recovery is in full swing, and that therefore a job program or credit stimulus program is no longer necessary. Instead, Obama has given great attention to the Republican War on Women, and to Republican hostility towards immigrants and immigration. Because of this misplaced emphasis, Obama’s occasional attempts to gain traction on the minimum wage and the related issue of income inequality have not been successful. Notwithstanding this, the Democratic campaigners who have done best in the current environment are those who have built their own efforts around anti-Wall Street economic populism.
McCain Promises US Divisions in Iraq and Syria, Eyes Ukraine
The best kept secrets of the 2014 election come, first of all, from the lunatic warmonger Senator John McCain of Arizona, who has formally pledged to use GOP control of the Senate to embroil our nation in more catastrophic foreign adventures. Speaking of Obama’s Middle East policy to a mid-October gathering of the Pacific Council on International Policy, McCain declared: “Frankly, I know of no military expert who believes we are going to defeat ISIS with this present strategy…. We may be able to ‘contain,’ but to actually defeat ISIS is going to require more boots on the ground, more vigorous strikes, more special forces, further arming the Kurdish peshmerga forces and creating a no-fly zone and buffer zone in Syria.” Here is an open demand for infantry and tank divisions to be committed once again to this graveyard of empires, coming from the politician who will chair the Senate Armed Services Committee in case the Republicans win. This is a voting issue, and would already doom the Republicans to decisive defeat, but the American people, sick of war as they are, have not been informed of what is in store for them. Nor is the warmonger McCain the only voice calling for a new land war in Southwest Asia. As Huffington Post has pointed out, similar calls for the extensive deployment of land forces against ISIS have already been issued by such top GOP figures as House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio), Intelligence Committee Chairman Rep. Mike Rogers (R-Mich.), House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.), Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), Rep. John Fleming (R-La.), Rep. Tom Cole (R-Okla.), Rep. Jack Kingston (R-Ga.), Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R-N.H.), Sen. Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) and Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.). (Huffington Post, October 20, 2014) “Vote Yourself a War” would be an honest election slogan for the GOP.
McCain Cavorted with Cannibal, Kidnapper, and Caliph
Not only has McCain committed to wars far wider than those of Bush and Obama, he has been caught red-handed fraternizing and collaborating with the deadly enemies of the United States. Authoritative photographic evidence, readily found on the internet (try TARPLEY.net for starters), shows McCain, meeting under the auspices of suspect Hill staffer Mouaz Mustafa in April, 2013 in Idlib, Syria with Ibrahim al-Badri, who was at that time already operating as boss of the ISIS terrorist movement under the name of al-Baghdadi, and who would shortly begin masquerading as Caliph Ibrahim of the self-styled “Islamic State” — the person who will answer at Nuremberg for the repeated and public massacres he has ordered. Also on hand for the festivities with McCain was none other than Abu Sakker, the cannibal whose face is all over the Internet as he greedily devours the heart and lungs of a slain victim. Among those present was also the brigand guilty of kidnapping and extortion in the case of 12 Shiite religious pilgrims held by the terrorist “Northern Storm Brigade” under the accusation of working for Hezbollah. (see LiveLeak) In a sane society, the question would be when McCain’s treason trial would begin, or when he would be dragged off to the Leavenworth stockade. Instead, in the current madhouse, McCain is in line to become even more influential over US foreign policy and military actions abroad. Widespread rage against “Walnuts” McCain has been expressed on twitter in the #ArrestMcCainForISIS campaign. We must also remember that McCain is every bit as big a warmonger in Ukraine against Russia as he is in the Middle East. McCain’s mania for confrontation with Russia makes him a direct threat to the lives and the future of every man, woman, and child in the United States and around the world. If McCain is not jailed for treason, he should at least be committed to the nearest insane asylum. Continue reading November 4: Beware the GOP’s Permanent Dictatorship of Endless War and Killer Austerity »
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“Conspiracy Theory!!!” cried the New York Times in its recent attempt to defend John McCain against revelations that show the Senator from Arizona providing material support to terrorism. The NY Times was called into action to “debunk” the evidence that McCain had met with terrorists, cannibals, and ISIS militants in Syria after the photographs of those meetings began circulating in the alternative media and more mainstream figures began to pick up on and run with them over the last few months.
From the New York Times, Rick Gladstone writes,
While the NY Times denies the photographs showing John McCain and Baghdadi together, it freely admits that McCain met with the Free Syrian Army, itself a terrorist organization responsible for indiscriminate killings, imposition of sharia law, murders, rapes, cannibalism and more.
Although Gladstone and the NY Times attempt to portray the FSA as moderate rebels, the writer and the publication should remember one of its own articles from as far back as April, 2013, written by Ben Hubbard. Hubbard wrote,
Even one of the FSA commanders, Bassel Idriss, recently admitted to openly collaborating with ISIS and al-Nusra, revealing yet another example of the fact that the “moderate rebels” are not moderate at all. Continue reading New York Times Tries and Fails to Cover Up Extensive Links to ISIS by Senator McCain, Chairman of the International Republican Institute, National Endowment For Democracy »
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