Spygate

03.08.2017

https://wikileaks.org/ciav7p1/

Spygate: America’s Political Police vs. Donald J. Trump
Deep State’s dirty tricks revealed
by Justin Raimondo, March 08, 2017

The Left’s great Russian conspiracy theory

The Bloated Military
Donald Trump promises massive military spending increases, but he used to say military cuts didn’t go far enough.
John Stossel | March 1, 2017

America’s going broke. But the president will not touch entitlements, the biggest threat to our solvency. The $608 billion military is the next biggest.

Trump was right when he said he wanted cuts, not increases. He was right to point out that just five NATO countries meet the minimum spending they promised—two percent of GDP. Germany spends just 1.19 percent.

The American suburbs as we know them are dying

Experts told Business Insider’s Madeline Stone that the youngest generations of homebuyers tend to value efficiency more than ever before and feel that McMansions are impractical and wasteful.

IEA Doubles Forecast for New OPEC Oil by 2022 as Iraq Ramps Up

Uber’s ‘hustle-oriented’ culture becomes a black mark on employees’ resumes

“The correct answer (and what they did) was: develop an incomplete solution and beat the competitor to market,” David said. This was in keeping with one of the company’s 14 core values: “always be hustlin.'” Those who proposed taking more time to come up with a product rather than rushing to beat the competition to market were told, “that’s not the ‘Uber way.'”

A Public-Health Crisis That We Can Fix
Modern society is impossible to imagine without the automobile, yet it’s also one of the biggest destroyers of life.

10 Replicants in Search of Fame
JAMES THOMPSON • MARCH 5, 2017 • 2,700 WORDS

Guantanamo’s Last 100 Days
The Story That Never Was
KAREN GREENBERG • MARCH 2, 2017 • 2,500 WORDS

 

Israel Is a Problem

Cheerleading for Israel
Everyone’s doing it
PHILIP GIRALDI • MARCH 7, 2017 • 1,800 WORDS

I for one am tired of the perpetual whining of Alan Dershowitz and international professional Jews like Bernard-Henri Levy, who is frequently in the U.S. doing richly rewarded speaking tours on the so-called “Synagogue circuit.” And someone should wake U.N Ambassador Nikki Haley up to the fact that her job is to take care of the American people, not Israel. Quite frankly, if these folks are so much in love with Israel they should go live there and leave the rest of us as well as the U.S. Treasury alone.

If we are heading into yet another round of Israel-centric foreign policy we will be inevitably involved in new wars, starting with Iran which has always been Netanyahu’s enemy of choice. And then there is Syria, where the Israelis would prefer a continuation of chaos, presumably carried out by Washington which can pay the bills and take the casualties. As Bernard-Henri Levy has made clear and the Talmud asserts, Jewish lives are more important than those of gentiles, so it is fit and proper that Americans should fight and die to make sure that Israel might prosper.

Into the Syrian Quagmire
Trump meets complexity
by Justin Raimondo, March 06, 2017

As I’ve warned previously on several occasions, the unleashing of Kurdish nationalism by one or another foreign sponsor – in this case, the US – is bad news for the entire region. For Kurdish nationalism is a virulent phenomenon: ambitious, aggressive, and not likely to be appeased by grants of autonomy. And that ambition knows few geographical limits: Kurdish claims extend as far north as Armenia, as far east as Iran, and well into Turkey. And the Kurdish “autonomous region” in Iraq is straining at the bit to break loose from the Iraqi central government, seize control of the plentiful oil around Kirkuk, and declare independence. Who will prevent them from hooking up with the Syrian YPG and forming a unitary state that extends from the Turkish border to the suburbs of Baghdad?

If the Trump administration persists in its course, it is headed for a disaster of such proportions that will make the “ISIS crisis” look like a Sunday school picnic. Despite Trump’s campaign rhetoric, they will have failed to learn the chief lesson of the past: that US intervention leads to unintended consequences. The great tragedy of all this that there is an alternative, albeit one that is being blocked by the anti-Russian hysteria the President has to contend with on the home front.