The Bolton Threat to Trump’s Middle East Policy by Gareth Porter + Glenn Greenwald: Genuinely Terrifying Prospect

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by Gareth Porter
Writer, Dandelion Salad
crossposted at Middle East Eye
Washington
November 14, 2016

Disastrous consequences could ensue if President-elect Donald Trump picks John Bolton for Secretary of State

Post-election comments on Middle East policy last week by President-elect Donald Trump and one his campaign advisers have provoked speculation about whether Trump will upend two main foreign policy lines of the Obama administration in the Middle East.

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New Pledge of Allegiance: Rendezvous with Colonial “Join or Die” By Robert S. Becker

by Robert S. Becker
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rbecker@cal.net
July 13, 2010

Join or Die
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“We shall all hang together,” quipped the savviest of our founders, Benjamin Franklin, “or assuredly we shall all hang separately.”  Unlike us, Franklin found unity against a single, outside, mortal danger to Founders – British retaliation. We aren’t so fortunate, as a myriad of ill-defined threats loom.  That merits a new, updated Pledge of Allegiance that redefines a national commitment for a 21st Century super-power. Continue reading

Emperor Hickel: The Man Who Invented Alaska … and Sarah Palin by Greg Palast

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by Greg Palast
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10 May, 2010

Wally Hickel invented Alaska and told me he regretted it. He also invented Sarah Palin, and I was hoping, when I travel to Alaska next month, to ask him whether he also regretted that second creation.

Hickel wanted to be President; of what nation, well, that changed. First, he wanted to be President of the United States. That required that his home, Alaska, become united with the States, a task he accomplished in 1959 with the help of his buddy, and later enemy, Richard Nixon.

“That was a mistake,” he said, referring to US Statehood. “We should have been our own nation,” which, I pointed out, would have made him President instead of Governor.

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Devil’s Master Plan Triumphant: Disorder, Delusion, Distrust and Paranoia Abound

Passed on by Robert S. Becker
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rbecker@cal.net
May 3, 2010

Note: Who knew “d-mail” existed (“d” for demonic?), let alone actual demons wreaking havoc upon our species (like we need help).  Surfacing by chance in my e-mail, one Uncle Screwtape, with nothing less than gleeful abandon, discloses how Devilish chicanery favoring chaos and against authority is coming to fruition.  Apparently, there’s no point just blaming liberal elitists or Tea Party sputtering, not Goldman Sachs, manipulation by rightwing billionaires, not even residual Bush-Cheney machinations. There are foreigners among us without birth certificates.

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To Tea Or Not To Tea by Joel S. Hirschhorn

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by Joel S. Hirschhorn
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www.foavc.org
February 9, 2010

As a long term, proud political dissident and rebel I have had some admiration for the national tea party movement.  I welcome all that shakes up and reforms our dysfunctional political system.  But in the end I find far too much distasteful about what these people embrace to participate in or support it.

I have been especially disappointed with their lack of interest in reforming the American political system through a third political party.  Sometimes tea party people say they are fed up with both major parties, but they keep supporting Republicans.  As if this will put people in Congress who would actually act as independents and work courageously to enact true, deep reforms.  Continue reading

The World’s Least Powerful Man – The Obama Puppet By Paul Craig Roberts

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By Paul Craig Roberts
December 01, 2009 “Information Clearing House

It didn’t take the Israel Lobby very long to bring President Obama to heel regarding his prohibition against further illegal Israeli settlements on occupied Palestinian land. Obama discovered that a mere American president is powerless when confronted by the Israel Lobby and that the United States simply is not allowed a Middle East policy separate from Israel’s.

Obama also found out that he cannot change anything else either, if he ever intended to do so.

The military/security lobby has war and a domestic police state on its agenda, and a mere American president can’t do anything about it.

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Palinoscopy – Hitler in heels with a smiley face by Steven Jonas, MD, MPH

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by Steven Jonas, MD, MPH
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crossposted on Buzzflash.com
Nov. 18, 2009

So Going Rogue and its companion guide to the truth, Going Rouge (available right here on BuzzFlash), are both out. And so is Sarah Palin. She is like the cat that got out of the bag. Since leaving the Alaska governorship, she has been stoking the Palin Fires. In a state in severe economic and environmental difficulty, there was simply no future there, right; and especially Right: might even have to take stimulus money. Definitely no future even if you can see Russia from it, that is on a very clear day standing tippy-toes on its farthest western point, at the Bering Strait (a very long ways from either Anchorage or Wasilla). She has her book and it and she are getting a lot of attention. Palin runs on enemies, not problems or programs to solve them (especially if one problem is premarital sex and the only available solution is abstinence-only education in high school). Her two main enemies are “the media” and “big government.”

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Ugly Americans Stay Home, Soiling Our Nest – Why Does the Unhinged Fringe Hate America? by Robert S. Becker

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By Robert S. Becker
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rbecker@cal.net
Oct. 20, 2009

We’re growing strange species of anti-American reactionaries these days. Earlier, arrogant Ugly Americans strutting abroad were always brash cheerleaders for their Homeland. Today, scores of deluded, unpatriotic numbskulls equate good citizenship with debunking America, especially: (a) our legitimate elections (despite pushing remote “democracy” wars), (b) majority rule (taking over “their” government), (c) the President (subversive alien), (d) government programs (rank socialism), and (e) free-market media except FOX “News” and rabid talk radio. How do teabaggers with infantile hoaxes hope to get “their country back”?

Thus frustrated fringes get fringier every week, like crazed chickens bloodying their own. South Carolina whiners blasted hardcore Lindsey Graham for not being hardcore enough, crying out “fake Republican,” “traitor” and “war criminal.” Unhinged mass hysteria likewise turned senators into mulish fools. Simultaneously scorning fair play or common decency, 30 very ugly GOP senators condemned Sen. Al Franken’s successful amendment denying government contractors the right to block remedies by duped, abused employees. One case involved a woman gang-raped – and held captive by Halliburton staff on its premises – whose contract forbade legal recourse.

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The Daily Show: Healther Skelter – Obama Death Panel Debate

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August 10, 2009

Enraged Americans use town hall meetings to voice their anger over the health care process, and Sarah Palin speaks out against Obama’s plan to kill her baby.

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Olbermann’s Special Comment: This Terrible Moment In American History & Those Who Have Brought Us To It!

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The Daily Show: Bill Kristol admits the government can provide first-class health care + Dems may drop public option

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The Daily Show
July 27, 2009

Bill Kristol Extended Interview

Bill Kristol bets that Sarah Palin will come on The Daily Show and admits the government can provide first-class health care.

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Palin Hackers May Dodge Feds via DOJ Loophole

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by Chloe Albanesius
PC Magazine
09.19.08

Could the hackers who infiltrated Republican vice presidential hopeful Sarah Palin’s personal Yahoo account avoid prosecution thanks to a Department of Justice policy statement?

Though federal law prohibits the unauthorized access of someone’s e-mail account, the DOJ’s interpretation of one particular case might only hold the Palin hackers accountable for accessing unopened messages, according to the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF).

Hackers obtained access to the Alaska governor’s personal gov.palin@yahoo.com e-mail address this week after successfully navigating through Yahoo’s password reset process. They changed the governor’s password, took screen shots of the account’s contents, accessed personal photographs, and sent all the data to the Wikileaks Web site.

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Palin Hackers May Dodge Feds via DOJ Loophole – News and Analysis by PC Magazine.

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Wikileaks Palin hack independently confirmed, expanded

Palin-Sarah

Death Becomes Her: Let’s Make Her Our President By Jason Miller

Pitbulls And Colonialist Ghosts By John Steppling

FISA

Domestic Spying

Wikileaks Palin hack independently confirmed, expanded

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Note: there is more important news for today, check the other posts here on Dandelion Salad.  Economy is collapsing and possible war with Pakistan come to mind.  ~ Lo

Updated: here’s a mirrored site and Wired article

The site is either too busy or it’s been taken down.  Not surprising.   I’ll add a couple of screenshots that I made earlier today.  ~ Lo

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From: Wikileaks Press Office <press@wikileaks.org>

Date: 17 September 2008 21:13:36 BDT

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Subject: Wikileaks Palin hack independently confirmed, expanded

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More information from Wikileaks on the Palin hack:

http://wikileaks.org/wiki/VP_contender_Sarah_Palin_hacked [Note: link doesn’t work any longer]

The internet activist group ‘anonymous’, famed for its exposure of unethical behavior by the Scientology cult, has now gone after the Alaskan governor and republican Vice-Presidential candidate Sarah Palin.

At around midnight last night some members affiliated with the group gained access to governor Palin’s email account “gov.palin@yahoo.com” and handed over the contents to the government sunshine site Wikileaks.org.

Governor Palin has come under media criticism in the past week for using private email accounts to avoid Alaskan freedom of information laws. The contents of the mailbox show this to be true and also hold clues of at least one other Yahoo based mail account held by Palin, “gov.sarah@yahoo.com“.

The zip archive made available by Wikileaks contains screen shots of Palin’s inbox, two example emails, address book and a couple of family photos. The list of correspondence, together with the account name tends to re-enforce the earlier criticism of Palin’s email use.

The list of emails include an exchange with Alaskan Lieutenant Governor Sean Parnell about his campaign for Congress. Another screenshot shows Palin’s inbox and an e-mail from Amy McCorkell, whom Palin appointed to the Governor’s Advisory Board on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse in 2007.

The e-mail, a message of support to Palin, tells her not to let negative press get to her and asks Palin to pray for McCorkell, who writes that “I need strength to 1. keep employment, 2. not have to choose.”

According to Kim Zetter of Wired Magazine, McCorkell confirmed that she did send the e-mail to Palin.

Subsequently tests by Wikileaks reveal that both Palin’s “gov.palin@yahoo.com” and her unrelated “gov.sarah@yahoo.com” account have now been deleted, almost certainly by Palin herself.

According to the Guardian, who has looked at the Wikileaks data, among the emails in Palin’s account were several from addresses belonging to her aides, including a draft letter to California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, a discussion of nominations to the state court of appeals, and several bearing “DPS”, the acronym for the Alaska Department of Public Safety.

DPS supervises the Alaska state troopers. Could the e-mails in question be relevant to the brewing ethics storm over Palin’s push to sack her former brother-in-law from the force?

The contact list included also holds accounts for other official representative’s private email accounts, including those of Alaska’s Kris Perry and Sharon Leighow.

Screenshots and other details follow:

http://wikileaks.org/wiki/VP_contender_Sarah_Palin_hacked

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Wikileaks posts a hack of Palin’s e-mail account

by  Elana Schor

In addition to family photos, the group appears to have found corroboration that the governor conducted Alaska business via yahoo.com

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http://www.guardian.co.uk

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Palin Hackers May Dodge Feds via DOJ Loophole

Palin-Sarah

Death Becomes Her: Let’s Make Her Our President By Jason Miller

Pitbulls And Colonialist Ghosts By John Steppling

FISA

Domestic Spying

One Day in Wasilla by David Brickner + Entire message delivered to Wasilla Church

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My suggestion is to listen to his entire message that he gave to this church.  ~ Lo

by David Brickner
Jews for Jesus
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