America’s transition to fascism
Firstly,the Democrats' headlong move to war with Russia and China.
Straight from the Washington Post
military situation in Syria has turned against the U.S.-supported
opposition over the past year, due mainly to Russian intervention.
Now, the failed coup in Turkey and subsequent crackdown there stand
to reduce the capabilities of a key U.S. ally. Without some
rebalancing now in favor of the opposition to Syrian dictator Bashar
al-Assad, the prospects for a satisfactory negotiated political
transition are dim.
a dissenting internal memo last month, 51 State Department diplomats
advocated attacks on Syrian government forces to end their aggression
against the country’s civilian population, alter the military
balance and bring about a negotiated political solution. President
Obama has focused instead on fighting terrorism in Syria, but U.S.
targets are limited to Sunni extremists such as the Islamic State and
is also a Shiite terrorist organization in Syria: Lebanon-based
Hezbollah. It should not be immune.
was founded to resist the Israeli occupation of Lebanon in the early
1980s and takes credit for the eventual Israeli withdrawal from that
country. Tightly allied with and supported by Iran, it has become the
dominant political force among Shiites in Lebanon, where it not only
participates in national politics but also runs its own security
forces and provides social services to Shiite populations.
since 2012, and overtly since 2013, Hezbollah has deployed forces
inside Syria, where its thousands of fighters are aligned with
Assad’s army and mainly Shiite and Alawite militias against mainly
Sunni forces that Assad regards as terrorists. The Iranian
Revolutionary Guard Corps pays Hezbollah’s bills and provides its
command-and-control operations. Hezbollah forces have been
particularly effective along the border with Lebanon, which provides
it with strategic depth and supply lines.
is a major factor in the military balance in Syria. Along with the
Russian air intervention begun last September and the Iranian
Revolutionary Guard, Hezbollah’s fighters have enabled Assad to
make progress against his opponents, especially those associated with
the Free Syrian Army fighters backed by the United States. That
progress has hardened Assad’s negotiating stance and blocked the
U.N. search for a political solution. Assad is winning, and he sees
no reason to accept a transition away from his rule.
shift in the military balance is essential to ending the war, which
is what Washington says it wants. But Obama has steadfastly refused
to go to war against the Syrian, Iranian or Russian government. Even
if he wants to, it is doubtful he has authorization from Congress to
Hezbollah is a non-state actor. It is also a U.S.-designated
terrorist group that has murdered Americans, among many others. Most
Republicans and Democrats would applaud an attack on Hezbollah, even
if some in both parties would bemoan a move that suggested widening
could inform Tehran, Moscow and Beirut that Hezbollah should withdraw
from Syria by a certain date or the United States would target any of
its troops attacking non-extremist opposition forces in and around
Aleppo and elsewhere. If Hezbollah failed to withdraw, the United
States would then need to be ready to attack as soon as the ultimatum
withdrawal or U.S. targeting of Hezbollah would send a strong but
still limited message to the Syrian opposition and its allies in
Turkey and the Persian Gulf: We are prepared to attack Shiite as well
as Sunni terrorists, but it’s up to you to take advantage of the
opportunity and come to the negotiating table ready to reach a
serious political settlement. It would also send a strong but
likewise limited message to Iran and Russia: We will not continue to
tolerate your intervention in Syria without responding. The time for
a political settlement is now.
would the players in Syria react? Hezbollah would likely try to
strike at accessible U.S. assets or citizens in neighboring
countries, most likely in Lebanon or Iraq. It might also launch
rockets into Israel. The Islamic State, which uses Hezbollah’s
involvement in Syria as a recruiting tool, would be undermined.
Russia and Iran could in theory up the ante, escalating their
involvement in Syria, but in practice they both appear to be close to
the limit of lives and treasure they are willing or able to expend
there. Assad would be outraged and promise revenge, but the Syrian
government is even more clearly at the limit of its capabilities.
the non-extremist Syrian opposition would applaud and press hard
against the territory where Hezbollah is deployed. Gulf states would
likewise welcome the U.S. action and redouble their efforts to
support the opposition. Israel knows all too well how to react to
Hezbollah attacks in order to reestablish deterrence. Turkey might
complain that the United States was not also acting against the
U.S.-allied Kurdish fighters whom Ankara regards as terrorists, but
the Turks would still benefit from any consequent military progress
against Assad by non-Kurdish forces.
short, U.S. targeting of Hezbollah would mostly please and embolden
Washington’s friends and discomfit its antagonists. It would also
reassert U.S. commitment to fighting terrorism of all sorts, renew
Washington’s commitment to holding Hezbollah accountable, hasten an
end to the Syrian civil war and make a political settlement more
likely. That is not a bad balance of risks and benefits
And at home ....
This is chilling. It reminds me, if anything, of the 1930's nazi Nuremberg rallies.
The fraud at the DNC was open - bringing in paid people to fill the empty seats for the speeches.Meanwhile the media refuses to show the crowds at the Donald Trump rallies
But in the meantime resistance continues -
Breaking: Motion to take Hillary into custody under citizens arrest passes
Motion to take Hillary into custody under citizens arrest passes. Crowd chants, "Lock her up!" #HillarysTongue
This is a very good report from RT and Gayane Chichikyan.
Straight from nazism
The Democratic Party is once again in hot water with Bernie Sanders supporters in an outrage over a depiction of the Jewish progressive as a rat in the sole piece of Bernie memorabilia at the DNC Convention harkening back to Nazi anti-Semitic propaganda.
"This is somebody’s sick sense of humor. It’s a cruel joke. They obviously want to make him look like some kind of ogre," said Karen Bernal, a Bernie Sanders delegate from California.
The sole piece of Bernie Sanders memorabilia for sale at the Democratic National Convention presents the insurgent progressive candidate’s face distorted to look like a rat harkening back to anti-Semitic imagery employed during the reign of Nazi Germany