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In Flurry of Senate Confirmation Hearings, State Department Nominee Tillerson Calls Obama Foreign Policy Weak, but Declines to Endorse Russophobic Rhetoric of Rubio

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ASNAmerican System Network|Wednesday, January 11, 2017

DHS Nominee Gen. Kelly Wants Cooperation with Moslems, Doubts the $20 Billion Wall Can Be Built Quickly; Sen. Booker and Rep. John Lewis Wrap Up the Case Against Sessions; Trump Conflict of Interest Avoidance Plan Falls Short on Emoluments Clause; Unsubstantiated Dossier Suggests Putin Badly Advised on Meddling in U.S. Elections as Competent Diplomats Allegedly Warned Against Dangers, While Propaganda Types In Kremlin Foolishly Pressed Ahead Despite August Firing of Chief of Staff Ivanov; Prime Minister Medvedev Reportedly Appalled

Case Study in the Instability of Cultural Populism and the Limits of Charisma

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ASNAmerican System Network|Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Ex-Comedian Beppe Grillo’s Five Star Movement, Third Largest in Italy, in Crisis After Chaotic Management of Rome City Government Followed by Current Monumental Fiasco at European Parliament; Grillo Jilted UKIP’s Farage and Incredibly Sought to Join the Pro-Austerity Neoliberal ALDE Faction, but Was Rebuffed and Is Returning to Farage; These Antics Are Now the Laughingstock of Europe; Grillo’s Movement Is Leading Model for “Anti-Politics” Practiced by Right-Wing “Anti-Establishment” and Anti-Immigrant Parties

Tax Wall Street Party in Dialogue with Our Revolution: Democratic Regroupment Efforts Are Welcome and Need to Stress Mass Traction Anti-Austerity Economic Demands Like Medicare for All and Free College, Not Ideology

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ASNAmerican System Network|Monday, January 9, 2017

Will Working People or Bankers Pay for Infrastructure and Other Needs?; U.S. Infrastructure Crisis Cannot Be Solved with User Fees, Privatization, the Gasoline Tax, or Tax Breaks for Wealthy Investors; Key Demand is Federal Reserve Purchase of $5 Trillion of Zero-Coupon Century Bonds Issued by States, Localities, and Authorities to Create 30 Million New Productive Jobs Under Davis-Bacon Act; Eisenhower’s Landmark Interstate Highway Program Did Not Include Tolls and Boosted Economy for Decades

304 Electoral Votes for Trump Are Certified by Joint Session of Congress

U.S. Intelligence Report on Russian Hacking Still Lacks Direct Proof in De-Classified Version, but Circumstantial Evidence Grows; House GOP’s “High Risk Pools” Are a Cruel Joke That Does Not Solve the Problem of Pre-Existing Conditions if Obamacare Is Demolished; GOP Proposes Subsidies for Insurance Companies, Not Sick People; Recalling the Forgotten Nixon-Kissinger Indo-Pakistani “Tilt” Crisis of December 1971, the Least-Known Nuclear Confrontation; Happy Orthodox Christmas, Twelfth Night, and Epiphany!

Webster G. Tarpley, Ph.D.
TARPLEY.net – World Crisis Radio
January 7, 2017

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Efforts Emerging to Build Grass-Roots Political Opposition, but Recipes Appear Incomplete

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ASNAmerican System Network|Thursday, January 5, 2017

Focus on Congressional Races is Good, but Total Lack of National Organization Would Leave Initiative to Unreliable Democratic Party Leaders Whose Recent Record Does Not Inspire Confidence; Failed Hillary Clinton Approach of Just Saying No Is Not Enough-Effective Organizing Must Advance Practical Solutions to Kitchen-Table Needs of Working Families with Mass Traction Economic Demands; TWSP Advocates “Make the Fed Pay!” Demand for $6.5 Trillion in Zero-Interest, Long-Term Federal Reserve Lending for 40 Million Jobs Through Education, Infrastructure and Economic Recovery; Fragmentation Inherent in Identity Politics is No Longer Viable

Insolvencies in Italian and German Banks Could Trigger Severe Financial Crisis in Europe in 2017

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ASNAmerican System Network|Wednesday, January 4, 2017

World Economy Slowed by Chinese Downturn, European Unemployment Stuck at 10%, Disruptions in EU Supply Chains Caused by Brexit; U.S. Treasury Bonds Selling Off, but Stocks are Overvalued with Dow Close to 20,000; Wall Street Bubble No Longer Stoked by Fed’s Quantitative Easing, 0% Interest, or Keynesian Stimulus; “Lehman Moments” Cannot Be Excluded; Answer to a New Systemic Crisis Is Not More Austerity and Bank Bailouts but 1% Wall Street Sales Tax to Hinder Speculation Plus $6.5 Trillion of 0% Long-Term Federal Reserve Credit for Infrastructure and Education

House Vote to Dismantle Ethics Office Represents Tea Party Rebellion Against Ryan; In Awkward Reversal, Measure Is Quickly Taken Back After Deluge of Phone Calls from Irate Voters and Critical Tweets from Trump

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ASNAmerican System Network|Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Ryan Elected as Speaker 239-189 Over Pelosi as Democrats Decry Threats to Speech and Debate Clause and Warn of Assault on Obamacare; Ford Cancels New Plant in Mexico Due To Low Demand for Cars; Electoral Votes to Be Counted on Friday; Schumer Wants Full Hearings and Critical Witnesses for Eight Key Cabinet Nominees Including Tillerson, Sessions, Price, and Puzder; Newly Discovered Notes from White House Aide H.R. Haldeman Show Richard Nixon Deliberately Sabotaged President Johnson’s Pre-Election Peace Negotiations with North Vietnam in October 1968; Additional Years of War Cost U.S. Over 20,000 Additional War Dead

Will Incoming GOP Congress Deprive Up to 30 Million Americans of Health Insurance with Their “Repeal and Delay” Tactic Against Obamacare?

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ASNAmerican System Network|Monday, January 2, 2017

House Republicans Still Unable to Agree on Anything to Replace Affordable Care Act; Divergences Between White House and Capitol Hill Still Possible; Democrats Announce Nationwide Rallies on Jan. 15 to Call Attention to Threats to Social Security and Medicare; Turkish-Russian Ceasefire for Syria Wins Support of UN Security Council, But Deal is Partly Directed Against U.S.-Backed YPG Kurds

Syrian Truce Fraying as Some Terror Rebels Reject It and Nusra/al Qaeda Disrupts Damascus Water Supply

State Department Calls Ceasefire Positive, and UN Security Council Should Endorse It; Beware Erdogan’s Targeting of YPG Kurds Under Cover of Truce; Homeland Security-FBI “Grizzly Steppe” Hacking Report Lacks Proof, but Circumstantial Case Persists; Putin Declines to Retaliate; Tuesday is Obama’s Last Chance for Recess Appointments; Strange Contortions by Britain’s Theresa May; Remembering Robert Burns of Scotland, the Author of “Auld Lang Syne,” as We Wish Happy New Year 2017 to All!

Webster G. Tarpley, Ph.D.
TARPLEY.net – World Crisis Radio
December 31, 2016

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Russia and Turkey Sponsor “Fragile” New Attempt at Syrian Ceasefire Starting Midnight Thursday Local Time

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ASNAmerican System Network|Thursday, December 29, 2016

Damascus Government Plus Seven Largest Rebel Groups Claimed to Be On Board; Turkey Wants Valiant YPG Kurds Excluded as “Terrorists”; Kremlin Announces Goal of Peace Conference in Astana, Kazakhstan to Which Trump, Not Obama, Would Be Invited; Citing Murky Cyber-Attacks on Democratic Party Groups, Obama Expels 35 Russian Diplomats and Closes Compounds; Retaliation from Moscow Is Sure to Follow; House GOP Readies Sneak Attack on Medicaid and Medicare for Early 2017; School Vouchers Siphon Taxpayer Money Out of Public Schools and into the Pockets of the Rich