Friday, February 15, 2019


Remember when Nancy Pelosi and others made idiots out of themselves over Felipe Calderon?

They postured and posed but did nothing as was noted in real time:

On the other hand, Luis Vera, national counsel for the League of United Latin American Citizens, said the words spoken by Calderon and by U.S. President Barack Obama during the visit were just empty speechifying. The real impact of the visit, he said, came from a second-grader who put Michelle Obama on the spot when the U.S. first lady and Mexican first lady Margarita Zavala visited a Maryland elementary school.
In an incident that grabbed national media attention, the girl told Michelle Obama that "my mom doesn't have any papers."
Vera said he doesn't expect to see immigration reform before November but he expects the second-grader's story to have a lasting impact.
"What Calderon said and what Obama said, that's rhetoric. We hear it all the time," he said. "The most powerful statement came from that little girl."

We have the issues we have now because of 8 years of inaction.  Thanks, Barack.  But I was curious about what happened to Calderon?  He's no longer president. 

I checked to see what he was up to.  At CRAPAPEDIA, I found this:

U.S. espionage scandal[edit]

On July 10, 2013, Mexican newspaper Excélsior ran an article on its website revealing that the Calderón administration authorized on February 2007 the installation of an interception system by the United States Department of State to analyse, process and store phone calls, e-mails and other internet services with the purpose of helping Calderón administration to fight organized crime and narcotraffic, in the context of the Mérida Initiative.[116] The scandal remained largely ignored by the Peña administration even though several newspapers and news websites revealed in September 2013 that the president himself, Enrique Peña Nieto, was spied by the National Security Agency while he was presidential candidate.[117] On 21 October 2013, it was revealed[118][119][120] by Der Spiegel that the NSA had spied Calderón and other cabinet member e-mails. That same day Mr. Calderón tweeted that he had personally spoken with the actual Secretary of Foreign Affairs, José Antonio Meade Kuribeña, to "help him" transmit his most energic protest to the espionage he was subject, and later that day, Calderón tweeted that far more of a personal damage, it was a grievance to the Mexican institutions and that he would not make further statements on the theme.[121]
Mexican journalist Raymundo Riva-Palacio criticized (on his columns of October 21 and October 23) the privileges given by the Calderón administration to American intelligences agencies and billateral cooperation in general, and wrote: "...It can be argued that Washington mocked him and betrayed him..." Mr. Riva-Palacio wrote that American intelligence agencies coordinated field operations and even interrogated the detainees before Mexican authorities could do their own. According to Mr. Riva, this privileges led to the illegal spying which enabled American intelligence agencies to make a map of the Mexican political world, which (according to him) is demonstrated in many documents where the main concern is the political stability and future of Mexico, and the subsequent spying carried on Mr. Peña while he was running for office. He then criticized Mr. Calderón request to Mr. Peña to investigate the spying carried on his e-mail and his cabinet members e-mails and declared that Calderón should have done that when the first allegations of illegal spying came out in 2009-2010.[122][123] On October 22, 2013, CNNMéxico published on its website that Calderón avoided sending sensitive information through his e-mail, to outsmart spies, and when realized phone calls with other cabinet members, spoke in code.[124] On October 23, 2013, the Secretary of the Interior, Miguel Ángel Osorio Chong, announced that, by presidential mandate, a profund investigation would be carried on the illegal spying done towards Calderón.[125]

Yeah, he wasn't worth applauding. I didn't think so. 

What an idiot, he helped the State Dept. spy on others so how karmic that the NSA was spying on him.  And I think he shares part of the blame for the increase in murders as a result of the 'drug war.'  There is a sensible way to take on cartels and there's a way that just creates non-stop violence and yet that's all Calderon did -- and that war continues to this day.

Here's C.I.'s "Iraq snapshot:"

Thursday, February 14, 2019.  Nearly 16 years of corporate media promoting war in Iraq.

What might seem like a passing moment of poor taste becomes an eternity of proof as a result of filming your stupidity and then deciding to post your stupidity to social media.
US soldier in mocking the call to prayer...


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He doesn't realize he is in someone else's country occupying it,if the adhan irritates him he should go back to his own country

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"So they have indeed denied, then the news of what they mocked at, will come to them." 26:6 "And the evil of what they did will appear to them, and they will be completely encircled by that which they used to mock at!" 45:33 May these Filthy USA terrorists burn in Hell!

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Jokes on him...he'll probably end up killing himself when he's back home cos of PTSD, like most Iraq vets. We'll see who mocks who then.

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He doesn't know that ignorance leads to hell fire.

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Poor guy doesn't know. He is under pressure being in a place that he shouldn't be but to be with his family and nation.

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his need hidayah insaallah doa

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One day you will regret for this

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The dogs of hell!!

  • that is wahhabi khawarij haha

    1. End of conversation

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    Idiot just idiot

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    IS this what you call democrazy and you are expecting to happen in Iraq ??

    Those are actually some of the kinder reactions to that video.

    Aziz Ahmad (NEW YORK REVIEW OF BOOKS) offers an essay this morning about how ISIS is increasing violent attacks in Iraq.  He notes:

    For the next two hours, Abu Samya laid bare his transformation from a laborer in a mixed, well-to-do suburb to an inmate in Camp Bucca, the US-run prison that came to define an era of the American occupation of Iraq. The journey took him from political disillusion to ideological commitment, and back again, shaping his values, then shattering them within a decade.
    During our discussion, he reflected on a prewar era when sect or ethnicity barely mattered. “We lived in peace,” he said. He pulled back a sleeve to reveal a scar that he claimed was caused by an electric drill used in torture by Shia militiamen after sectarian tensions exploded during the civil war unleashed by the US invasion. That scar has since been both a constant reminder and a visceral incentive for revenge. 
    “I started to hate them and the government,” he said.

    Abu Samya proceeded to tell me his story in unabashedly sectarian terms. Though just one man’s account, it could easily have been a collective statement about a society blighted by fifteen years of war and deprivation, often on a family-by-family basis. His sense of disenfranchisement led him to the Islamic State, or ISIS, the terrorist group whose claim to address the grievances of Iraq’s Sunnis acted as a rallying call for many who were not attracted purely by ideology.

    In the article, Ahmad offers a list of three things that need to be done.  It seems an honest attempt at coverage.  There's no honesty to be found in Chloe Cornish and Aime Williams' piece for THE FINANCIAL TIMES OF LONDON which offers 'historical insight' like the following:

    In Baghdad, Mr Shanahan sought to mend fences. Mr Trump had initially riled Iraqi leaders by making a Christmas visit to American troops in the country without paying any courtesy calls on senior officials in Baghdad. Then the president caused more upset this month by saying he might want to maintain the US’s “unbelievable and expensive” military bases in Iraq beyond their anti-Isis mission in order to monitor Iran. “I want to be looking a little bit at Iran, because Iran is a real problem,” he said. The comment enraged many Iraqi lawmakers, who had already accused Mr Trump of violating Iraqi sovereignty, and fuelled demands from some that American troops be withdrawn.

    The Iraq War did not start with Donald Trump becoming president.  Nor did calls for US troops to leave Iraq start with his presidency.  An ongoing illegal war is reduced to five minutes to misdirect and flat out lie.  The war is illegal and should not have ever started.  It did start but it continues thanks to outlets like THE FINANCIAL TIMES OF LONDON.

    16 years of coverage and 16 years of poaching journalists from other outlets and what great report has THE FINANCIAL TIMES OF LONDON ever assembled on Iraq?

    How sad and how telling.

    What Donald Trump did?

    It angered the pampered puppet government.  The Iraqi people have long called for US troops to leave their country.  The leaders need them to stay in power because they are not popular with the Iraqi people.  The US installed Iraq's current president as well as the current prime minister.  And they're the ones offended.

    Because of death and destruction?

    No because Donald didn't visit with them on his visit to Iraq.

    Oh, what a horrible snub to their image!!!!

    And the nonsense about watching Iran?  Turkey gets so much from the US government because Turkey gave up land for a CIA outpost in southern Turkey for the US to spy on Iraq (specifically to spy on northern Iraq).  That's not a new development.  We covered it back when it was, over 13 years ago.

    This is about wounded egos.

    And if wounded egos get US troops out of Iraq, great.  But let's not pretend like this is a real issue or something that won't be paved over with money at some point.  Puppets have collapsable spines.

    They are nothing more than private dancers.

    You keep your mind on the money
    Keeping your eye on the wall.

    THE FINANCIAL TIMES piece, like so much of what passes for coverage these days, has a subtext that argues for the war to continue.  In this case, these leaders, these poor leaders (elected by whom?), are victims of Donald Trump!  We must overcome Donald!  We must stay in Iraq!

    That's the subtext to this b.s.  Crap like this is why the Iraq War will hit the 16 year mark next month.

    Iraq remains one of the most corrupt countries in the world.  And this detail somehow always disappears when corporate media wants to sell continued war.  They play as though it didn't happen or, if they admit it happened, they play as though no one's sure how it happened.

    The non-responsive, Baghdad-based government is a creation created by the US government.  The same US government created the process by which there is no direct vote of Iraq's top leaders.

    And when you don't answer to the people, when the US picks you and installs you, you grow ever more corrupt.

    ISIS is a problem, yes.

    The answer to that is not troops on the ground.  That's never the answer to terrorism.  The only way to stop terrorism is to take away any legitimate gripes terrorists may have.

    The government of Iraq does not take care of the people and allows huge numbers to be persecuted.  That is what breeds terrorism.  As one puppet after another installed as prime minister has failed to address that, the situation in Iraq has grown worse.  If that shocks you or surprises you, you're the perfect audience and foil for corporate media which has a highly pronounced estrangement from the truth.

    The corporate press spends forever and a day justifying continued war.  They do not call out the corruption in the Iraqi government, they do not call out the refusal of the Iraqi leaders to meet the demands of the people.  But then again, the Iraqi people have always demanded an end to US occupation so the corporate press has long been against them.

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