5 09 2017

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READ what I said to and about Anne-Marie Slaughter at Princeton:

WATCH what I said at Princeton to and about Anne-Marie Slaughter:

Years ago when she was Dean of the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton I took her down!     The students invited me to speak with her at a major University Forum about WHAT’S IN THE SERVICE OF THE NATION?     They were pissed at what Slaughter was doing, they had read an article of mine, and out of the blue came the paid speaking invitation.

Anne-Marie did all she could to get it cancelled and then at the last minute tried to get the prepared speeches canceled and turn the event into a discussion. The students refused. They had also invited the major “public intellectual” then at Princeton,  Cornell West, to sit and talk between us.

I went after Anne-Marie in a way I am quite proud of — read and watch with the above links.  I got the loudest applause of the evening from the large audience in one of Princeton’s major auditoriums.

Anne-Marie made the front page of the NYTimes last week for following the orders of one of her New America Foundation’s biggest funders — Google — and firing one of the long-time NAF scholars who had criticized Google by supporting the multi-billion dollar EU fine.

Slaughter is a Hillary-disciple Neocon-Liberal and her take-over of New America some years ago signaled it’s take down.   Her firing should, could, signify it’s rebirth as at least a quasi-independent progressive think-tank not fully controlled by either it’s funders or the Democratic Party.

So this simple pointed message:   FIRE ANNE-MARIE SLAUGHTER for selling out NAF — something she’s been doing behind the scenes for a long time — just as she did at Princeton.


Most Dangerous Moment in Lifetime!

4 09 2017

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“We’re at maybe the most dangerous moment in US-Russian relations in my lifetime, and maybe ever. And the reason is that we’re in a new cold war, by whatever name. We have three cold war fronts that are fraught with the possibility of hot war, in the Baltic region where NATO is carrying out an unprecedented military buildup on Russia’s border, in Ukraine where there is a civil and proxy war between Russia and the west, and of course in Syria, where Russian aircraft and American warplanes are flying in the same territory. Anything could happen.”

~ Leading US-Russian relations authority Stephen Cohen (and my former Professor at Princeton) 

TRUMP – How Much Longer?

2 09 2017

How Trump Pardons Everyone + Himself

1 09 2017

If Trump uses his Presidential pardon power with those being investigated by the Special Counsel it could back-fire on him.  Persons so pardoned would not be able to refuse to testify by using the “Fifth Amendment” against self-incrimination.  If subpoenaed they would have to answer questions honestly under oath before courts or Congress — under threat of perjury that the pardons would not apply to.   Also the pardon power does not apply to “state laws”.   Special Prosecutor Mueller is already acting in ways that indicate he’s well aware of the limits and possible pitfalls of  Trump pardoning friends, relatives, and should we say co-conspirators.  But as one astute columnist points out…there is one way the Presidential pardon power could be used to quite literally pardon everyone, including Trump himself:

“There is, however, one scenario in which Trump could save himself and others from potential prosecution. It’s what Susan Bloch, a law professor at Georgetown, calls the Nixon scenario: “Trump pardons them [Flynn, Kushner, Manafort, and Donald Trump Jr.] as he is exiting the White House and Trump exits early, allowing Pence to become president, and Pence then pardons Trump. Trump will then have successfully shielded himself and his colleagues from criminal liability.”          (full article at top of today)

CHINA Warns US of WAR over Korea

31 08 2017

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Sometimes major developments are largely overlooked by the MSM — too difficult and nuanced and dangerous to handle…so much else going on.  It helps when those making the news, in this case the Government of China, do so in thoughtful non-bombastic non-headline making ways.

What was tremendously significant earlier this month was the public warning from Beijing that if the US made a ‘preemptive’ attack on North Korea or attempts to take down the regime CHINA would INTERVENE!  That was nothing less than a threat of WAR between the USA and CHINA as happened back in the 1950s in Korea leading in fact to today’s dangerously perplexing quagmire.   It was clearly not only a response to Trump, but a major warning to the Generals who literally surround him and who really run the U.S.A. when it comes to strategic foreign policy issues.

See among others:

Gaza! Blame also US + Egypt + UN + PA

30 08 2017

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The Israelis have made Gaza into a wretched open-air increasingly unliveable prison complete with towering walls/fences/watchtowers and with a new never-before deep underground wall now being built.  They have violated every international norm and all international agreements they signed, including Oslo 1993.   But they could never have done what they have without the major assistance of the U.S. and Egypt, without the cowardice of the U.N., and without the complicity of the despicable Abbas P.A.

The U.N. Sec-Gen’s current visit to Gaza is a sham display of little but contempt for himself and his organization as he has totally failed to point fingers at who is responsible for the wretched conditions he has finally himself come to witness just a bit.   Plus Antonio Guterres has totally failed to do anything serious to alleviate what has been done to the nearly 2 million Gazans.

Crazy Uncontrollable TRUMP

28 08 2017

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Noting illustrates the craziness of Trump, and how no one in his family or entourage can control him on even simple basic things — not to mention what he might do in a fit of rage or revenge — than the recent eclipse episode.

Despite weeks of warnings throughout the media (that he watches with addiction)… Despite all his advisers around him, not to mention Melania and his son right next to him…  Despite all the cameras he knew were focused on him…  This malignant narcissist didn’t use the special glasses but starred up squinting at the sun until the shouts from those around him got him to put them on.

Imagine…despite all the warnings, advisers, and family….and all the time to prepare on something so simple and basic…Trump did exactly what no one was supposed to do as if he was proving he could defy anyone and everyone…even the sun!