“Soft despotism is a term coined by Alexis de Tocqueville describing the state into which a country overrun by "a network of small complicated rules" might degrade. Soft despotism is different from despotism (also called 'hard despotism') in the sense that it is not obvious to the people."

Saturday, August 13, 2016

The US Role Under Obama with Al Nusra in Syria

THE OUTCOME 13 Aug, 2016 :

Al-Nusra executes militants fleeing Aleppo, kills their family members

“In the Karyat al-Ansari quarter of Eastern Aleppo, Jabhat al-Nusra terrorists have executed two insurgents and members of their families,”reads the Bulletin of the Russian Center for Reconciliation in Syria. The militants sought to enter the area held by the Syrian Army through one of the humanitarian getaways established for this end by Moscow and Damascus. 

“In total, terrorists have executed 40 people,” the report says.
RT’s Paula Slier reported from Aleppo that “the humanitarian situation has worsened since the start of this month. There is intense fighting, particularly in eastern districts, where Syrian soldiers, assisted by local militia, have surrounded large groups of militants.”

Seven escape routes for civilians and militants who want to give in to the Syrian army, have been set up in the city “around the clock,” chief of the main operations department of the Russian General Staff, Sergey Rudskoy, said in a briefing Wednesday.

Moreover, a special corridor was opened for armed militants near the Castello Road in eastern Aleppo. “A number” of groups bearing arms have already fled the areas held by terrorists via this route, Rudskoy has confirmed. 

All insurgents who voluntary lay down their weapons and surrender are eligible to the amnesty, announced by Syrian President Bashar Assad at the start of the large-scale humanitarian operation in Aleppo on July 28.  Scores of militants, both with and without weapons, have turned themselves over since the start of the effort.
Al-Nusra and Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) fighters have been hampering the joint efforts by Russia and Syria to strip their units of the “human shield” with brutal punishments for civilians.

Last week, the Center reported that three civilians were murdered by militants in the Karm al-Qasr quarter of Aleppo as they were trying to reunite with their relatives living on government-controlled territory.
"Terrorists are obstructing the movement of people along humanitarian corridors. All approaches to these are being mined and are shelled with artillery,” it said in a statement.

Aleppo came under heavy fire on Friday, as jihadists shelled al-Asad Military Academy, the Kastello trade center, a cement plant, residential quarters of Hai al-Ansari and al-Khalidiyah, an airport and a market.
To facilitate the passage of civilians trapped in the city, three-hour ceasefires lasting from 10am to 1pm local time have been in effect since August 11. The pauses in fighting allow for the safe delivery of humanitarian aid to the most stricken parts of the city.

On Thursday, some 1,000 tons in food supplies, including fresh vegetables and fruit, carried by a 40-truck convoy arrived in Aleppo, Abdullah al-Gharbi, Syria’s minister of internal trade and consumer protection told Syrian news agency SANA. In total, the supplies delivered to the city will last two months, he noted. The products will be distributed at reduced prices.

Since the establishing of the corridors, over “5 tons of food, basic necessities, medicine as well as 93 tons of water” were delivered to the embattled city, Rudskoy said Wednesday.

The US-Russia brokered ceasefire regime in Syria has been in effect since February 27. It does not apply to terrorist groups including IS and Al-Nusra. So far 69 armed groups declared they will adhere to the truce while the number of reconciliation agreements signed have increased to 388.

BACKGROUND Aug 18, 2013 :



  1. Trump is more right than wrong about what he has to say about ISIS in Syria and how it has spread through the region.

    Obama and Clinton are wrong about what THEY DID in Syria and the region with the result being ISIS.

    Of course, the Deceitful and Propagandist US Media is siding with the big lie about the US Role in the destabilization in the ME and the creation of ISIS.

    Who is more dangerous?

  2. .

    Obama has been ineffectual in fighting ISIS but he surely didn't create it.


    1. .

      Hillary didn't create ISIS she merely added fuel to the fire.


  3. Love how you can ignore Iran and Syria's (with Hezbollah's help) the slaughter of the Sunni in Iraq and Syria, after the Obama vacuum was created.

    Trump is correct.

    Obama/Clinton created ISIS/ISIL.

    Not in the sense they created membership cards, but in the sense they set up the region for the sunni backlash against the shia.

    Regardless of accusations the old saying was/is "the buck stops here"

    Obama is POTUS, his 8 year reign is responsible as he is the "POTUS" of the moment...

    You can blame Bush, 1956, CIA, Israel, neocons whatever.

    All diversions.

    Obama is POTUS. Clinton was Sec of State. OWN it.

  4. I see where they've finally managed to kick ISIS out of Manbij. The headcutters fought like hell to keep it, because it was their last avenue for getting recruits, and supplies through Turkey, and into Syria.

    ISIS no longer controls a border crossing between Syria, and Turkey.

    1. Strikes in Syria

      Attack, bomber and fighter aircraft conducted six strikes in Syria:

      -- Near Raqqah, a strike destroyed an ISIL excavator.

      -- Near Dayr Az Zawr, two strikes destroyed eight ISIL oil tankers.

      -- Near Manbij, two strikes struck an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed an ISIL fighting position.

      -- Near Ayn Isa, one strike destroyed an ISIL mortar system.

      Strikes in Iraq

      Bomber and fighter aircraft and rocket artillery conducted 12 strikes in Iraq, coordinated with and in support of Iraq’s government:

      -- Near Hit, a strike struck an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed an ISIL fighting position.

      -- Near Mosul, four strikes struck two separate ISIL tactical units and an ISIL headquarters and destroyed two ISIL vehicles and an ISIL assembly area and suppressed an ISIL tactical unit and denied ISIL access to terrain.

      -- Near Qayyarah, four strikes struck an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed four ISIL-used solar panels, two ISIL-used roads, an ISIL headquarters, and an ISIL artillery system and damaged a separate ISIL headquarters.

      -- Near Ramadi, a strike struck an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed four ISIL vehicles and three ISIL rocket systems.

      -- Near Sultan Abdallah, two strikes struck an ISIL improvised weapons cache and destroyed an ISIL vehicle bomb storage facility.

    2. Aug. 13

      Strikes in Syria

      Attack and fighter aircraft conducted four strikes in Syria:

      -- Near Abu Kamal, a strike destroyed an ISIL pump jack.

      -- Near Dayr Az Zawr, two strikes destroyed 12 ISIL oil tankers and an ISIL oil storage tank.

      -- Near Manbij, a strike destroyed an ISIL tactical vehicle.

      Strikes in Iraq

      Fighter aircraft conducted 10 strikes in Iraq, coordinated with and in support of the Iraqi government:

      -- Near Baghdadi, a strike destroyed two ISIL communication towers.

      -- Near Mosul, four strikes struck an ISIL vehicle-borne-bomb factory and three separate ISIL tactical units and destroyed six ISIL assembly areas, an ISIL observation post, seven ISIL weapons caches, two ISIL command and control nodes and four ISIL vehicles.

      -- Near Qayyarah, two strikes destroyed two ISIL command-and-control nodes and an ISIL vehicle-borne-bomb factory.

      -- Near Ramadi, two strikes struck an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed three ISIL fighting positions, two ISIL weapons caches and an ISIL mortar system and denied ISIL access to terrain.

      -- Near Sinjar, a strike destroyed an ISIL fighting position and suppressed an ISIL mortar position.

  5. I often prepare a post and then events change my priorities. Sometimes I do a dump of several and sometimes I break them and put them in the comments. More on Psycho shitbird Mike Morell

    Mike Morell’s Kill-Russians Advice
    by Ray McGovern, August 13, 2016

    Perhaps former CIA acting director Michael Morell’s shamefully provocative rhetoric toward Russia and Iran will prove too unhinged even for Hillary Clinton. It appears equally likely that it will succeed in earning him a senior job in a possible Clinton administration, so it behooves us to have a closer look at Morell’s record.

    My initial reaction of disbelief and anger was the same as that of my VIPS colleague, Larry Johnson, and the points Larry made about Morell’s behavior in the Benghazi caper, Iran, Syria, needlessly baiting nuclear-armed Russia, and how to put a “scare” into Bashar al-Assad give ample support to Larry’s characterization of Morell’s comments as “reckless and vapid.” What follows is an attempt to round out the picture on the ambitious 57-year-old Morell.

    I suppose we need to start with Morell telling PBS/CBS interviewer Charlie Rose on Aug. 8 that he (Morell) wanted to “make the Iranians pay a price in Syria. … make the Russians pay a price in Syria.”

    “We make them pay the price by killing Russians?”

    Morell: “Yeah.”

    Rose: “And killing Iranians?”

    Morell: “Yes … You don’t tell the world about it. … But you make sure they know it in Moscow and Tehran.”

    You might ask what excellent adventure earned Morell his latest appearance with Charlie Rose? It was a highly unusual Aug. 5 New York Times op-ed titled “I ran the C.I.A. Now I’m Endorsing Hillary Clinton.”

    Peabody award winner Rose – having made no secret of how much he admires the glib, smooth-talking Morell – performed true to form. Indeed, he has interviewed him every other month, on average, over the past two years, while Morell has been a national security analyst for CBS.

    This interview, though, is a must for those interested in gauging the caliber of bureaucrats who have bubbled to the top of the CIA since the disastrous tenure of George Tenet (sorry, the interview goes on and on for 46 minutes).


    1. A Heavy Duty

      Such interviews are a burden for unreconstructed, fact-based analysts of the old school. In a word, they are required to watch them, just as they must plow through the turgid prose of “tell-it-all” memoirs. But due diligence can sometimes harvest an occasional grain of wheat among the chaff.

      For example, George W. Bush’s memoir, Decision Points, included a passage the former president seems to have written himself. Was Bush relieved to learn, just 15 months before he left office, the “high-confidence,” unanimous judgment of the U.S. intelligence community that Iran had stopped working on a nuclear weapon in 2003 and had not resumed work on such weapons? No way!

      In his memoir, he complains bitterly that this judgment in that key 2007 National Intelligence Estimate “tied my hands on the military side. … After the NIE, how could I possibly explain using the military to destroy the nuclear facilities of a country the intelligence community said had no active nuclear weapons program?” No, I am not making this up. He wrote that.

      In another sometimes inadvertently revealing memoir, At the Center of the Storm: My Years at the CIA, CIA Director George Tenet described Michael Morell, whom he picked to be CIA’s briefer of President George W. Bush, in these terms: “Wiry, youthful looking, and extremely bright, Mike speaks in staccato-like bursts that get to the bottom line very quickly. He and George Bush hit it off almost immediately. Mike was the perfect guy for us to have by the commander-in-chief’s side.”

      Wonder what Morell was telling Bush about those “weapons of mass destruction in Iraq” and the alleged ties between Saddam Hussein and Al Qaeda. Was Morell winking at Bush the same way Tenet winked at the head of British intelligence on July 20, 2002, telling him that “the intelligence and facts were being fixed around the policy” of invading Iraq?


    2. High on Morell

      Not surprisingly, Tenet speaks well of his protégé and former executive assistant Morell. But he also reveals that Morell “coordinated the CIA review” of Secretary of State Colin Powell’s infamous Feb. 5, 2003 speech to the United Nations – a dubious distinction if there ever was one.

      So Morell reviewed the “intelligence” that went into Powell’s thoroughly deceptive account of the Iraqi threat! Powell later called that dramatic speech, which wowed Washington’s media and foreign policy elites and was used to browbeat the few remaining dissenters into silence, a “blot” on his record.

      In Morell’s own memoir, The Great War of Our Time, Morell apologized to former Secretary of State Powell for the bogus CIA intelligence that found its way into Powell’s address. Morell told CBS: “I thought it important to do so because … he went out there and made this case, and we were wrong.”

      It is sad to have to remind folks almost 14 years later that the “intelligence” was not “mistaken;” it was fraudulent from the get-go. Announcing on June 5, 2008, the bipartisan conclusions from a five-year study by the Senate Intelligence Committee, Sen. Jay Rockefeller described the intelligence conjured up to “justify” war on Iraq as “uncorroborated, contradicted, or even non-existent.”

      It strains credulity beyond the breaking point to think that Michael Morell was unaware of the fraudulent nature of the WMD propaganda campaign. Yet, like all too many others, he kept quiet and got promoted.


    3. {...}

      Out of Harm’s Way

      For services rendered, Tenet rescued Morell from the center of the storm, so to speak, sending him to a plum posting in London, leaving the hapless Stu Cohen holding the bag. Cohen had been acting director of the National Intelligence Council and nominal manager of the infamous Oct. 1, 2002 National Intelligence Estimate warning about Iraq’s [nonexistent] WMD.

      Cohen made a valiant attempt to defend the indefensible in late November 2003, and was still holding out some hope that WMD would be found. He noted, however, “If we eventually are proved wrong – that is, that there were no weapons of mass destruction and the WMD programs were dormant or abandoned – the American people will be told the truth …” And then Stu disappeared into the woodwork.

      In October 2003, the 1,200-member “Iraq Survey Group” commissioned by Tenet to find those elusive WMD in Iraq had already reported that six months of intensive work had turned up no chemical, biological or nuclear weapons. By then, the U.S.-sponsored search for WMD had already cost $300 million, with the final bill expected to top $1 billion.

      In Morell’s The Great War of Our Time, he writes, “In the summer of 2003 I became CIA’s senior focal point for liaison with the analytic community in the United Kingdom.” He notes that one of the “dominant” issues, until he left the U.K. in early 2006, was “Iraq, namely our failure to find weapons of mass destruction.” (It was a PR problem; Prime Minister Tony Blair and Morell’s opposite numbers in British intelligence were fully complicit in the “dodgy-dossier” type of intelligence.)

      When the storm subsided, Morell came back from London to bigger and better things. He was appointed the CIA’s first associate deputy director from 2006 to 2008, and then director for intelligence until moving up to become CIA’s deputy director (and twice acting director) from 2010 until 2013.

      Reading his book and watching him respond to those softball pitches from Charlie Rose on Monday, it is hard to avoid the conclusion that glibness, vacuousness and ambition can get you to the very top of US intelligence in the Twenty-first Century – and can also make you a devoted fan of whoever is likely to be the next President.


    4. {...}

      ’Wisdom’ on China

      For those who did not make it to the very end in watching the most recent Michael-and-Charlie show, here is an example of what Morell and Rose both seem to consider trenchant analysis. Addressing the issue of US relations with China, Morell described the following as a main “negative:”

      “We both have large militaries in the same place on the planet, the Pacific. What does that mean? It means you have to plan for war against each other, and we both do; it means you have to equip yourself with weapons systems for war against each other, which both of us do; and it means you have to exercise those forces for war against each other, and both of us do. And both sides see all of three of those things. That leads to a natural tension and pulls you apart. …”

      Those who got to the end of Morell’s book had already been able to assimilate that wisdom on page 325:

      “The negative side [regarding relations with China] includes the fact that … each country needs to prepare for war against each other (because our militaries are in close proximity to each other). Each plans for such a war, each trains for it, and each must equip its forces with the modern weaponry to fight it [leading] to tension in the relationship. …”

      Well, Morell is at least consistent. More telling, this gibberish is music to the ears of those whom Pope Francis, speaking to Congress last September, referred to as the “blood-drenched” arms traders. Morell seems to be counting on his deep insights being music to the ears of Hillary Clinton, as well.

      As for Morell’s claim that Russian President Vladimir Putin is somehow controlling Donald Trump, well, even Charlie Rose had stomach problems with that and with Morell’s “explanation.” In the Times op-ed, Morell wrote: “In the intelligence business, we would say that Mr. Putin had recruited Mr. Trump as an unwitting agent of the Russian Federation.”

      Let the bizarre-ness of that claim sink in, since it is professionally impossible to recruit an agent who is unwitting of being an agent, since an agent is someone who follows instructions from a control officer.

      However, since Morell apparently has no evidence that Trump was “recruited,” which would make the Republican presidential nominee essentially a traitor, he throws in the caveat “unwitting.” Such an ugly charge is on par with Trump’s recent hyperbolic claim that President Obama was the “founder” of ISIS.

      Looking back at Morell’s record, it was not hard to see all this coming, as Morell rose higher and higher in a system that rewards deserving sycophants. I addressed this five years ago in an article titled “Rise of Another CIA Yes Man.” That piece elicited many interesting comments from senior intelligence officers who knew Morell personally; some of those comments are tucked into the end of the article.

    5. Ray McGovern works with Tell the Word, a publishing arm of the ecumenical Church of the Saviour in inner-city Washington. He is a 30-year veteran of the CIA and Army intelligence and co-founder of Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity (VIPS). McGovern served for considerable periods in all four of CIA’s main directorates.

      Reprinted with permission from Consortium News.

    6. This glib smug shitbird kissass belongs on a waterboard and nowhere near any US president’s ear.

  6. This is how Psycho Mike self promotes himself in the press, unchallenged:

    A former acting director of the CIA has endorsed Hillary Clinton and said Donald Trump may not only be unqualified for the presidency but also a “threat to national security”.

    In a scathing attack on the Republican candidate, Michael Morell, who spent 33 years at the agency and twice served as its acting director, suggested that he had been co-opted by Russian President Vladimir Putin.

    “I am neither a registered Democrat nor a registered Republican. In my 40 years of voting, I have pulled the lever for candidates of both parties. As a government official, I have always been silent about my preference for president,” he wrote in an article for the New York Times.

    “No longer. On November 8, I will vote for Hillary Clinton. Between now and then, I will do everything I can to ensure that she is elected as our 45th president.”


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  8. Now sports fans, why do you think Psycho Mike is at full OOrah GungHoMuthafucka for Hillary. Well look here:

    Mike Morell was Deputy Director of the CIA at the time of the Benghazi attack and became acting CIA Director shortly after, when Petraeus was fired.

  9. Morell is doing his best silver-tongued cunninglingus for Hillary to give both of them cover so that a vindictive President Trump cannot pull out the long knives to give Psycho Mikes his just desserts.

  10. Go check out another shitbird, Ed Mezvinsky, and his worthless son and daughter in law and in laws. This circle of perversion and corruption must be broken at ALL costs.

  11. Did you know?

    30 survivors from the CIA annex held incommunicado on a German airbase and subjected to monthly polygraph tests to ensure they didn’t leak to the press or to Congress?

    As reported by Jake Tapper on CNN


    Lots more articles about the Benghazi attack and the CIA gun running black op are in here:-
    Arms smuggling to terrorists in Syria and the attack on Benghazi (for dummies)

    N.B. the CIA gun running to terrorists had bipartisan approval, which is why strenuous efforts have been made by both parties to cover it up.

    The leading pushers of the arming of terrorists in both Libya and Syria were Hillary Clinton, John McCain and Lindsey Graham. Other people like Obama had to have approved it. Other people probably knew, e.g. at least the other senior members of the intelligence services committee and the armed forces committee, plus people like Susan Rice.

    What a wonderful job they all did with Sharia supporting Wahhabi head chopping nutjob terrorists now rampaging across Libya, Syria and Iraq. /Sarc off

    Psycho Mike Morell now works for Beacon Global Strategies which has close ties to Hillary Clinton and lobbies for more war, more weapon sales and for China:-

    A Former CIA Director Just Endorsed Hillary: What You’re Not Being Told

  13. Is Mike Morell a member of Clinton's advisory staff, or a campaign functionary?

    1. Isn't this analogous to making a big deal out of David Duke's endorsement of Donald Trump?

    2. Morell is a creep, a suckass creep. If Clinton wins, this effluent will be a part of it.

  14. Quack:

    Bush didn't create Paul Bremer, he merely sent him there.


    1. Obama let ISIS rape and torture Mosul.

      Hillary gave guns and Libya to ISIS.

  15. Looks like Deuce is sending him your way for some sun surfing, Doug -

    Deuce ☂Sat Aug 13, 12:41:00 PM EDT

    This glib smug shitbird kissass belongs on a waterboard and nowhere near any US president’s ear.

    What's a little water up someone's nose, anyway.

    I took hell from SMIRK'n'QUIRK for saying, yes, I'd torture that jihadi over there that knows where ISIS took the young school girls for life a rape if he refused to say where they can be found....

    What does Hillary deserve ?

    My lady lawyer, yesterday, surprised me, not by saying she ought to be in prison, but by saying she ought to be hung for treason.

    Now there's a hangin' I'd like to attend.....with my new IPhone video/audio device.....

  16. Most famous by now is the Trump interview with conservative broadcaster Hugh Hewitt, who tried his best to get Trump to say the responsible thing and explain that he spoke incorrectly and was only trying to argue that Obama’s policies lay the groundwork for a group like ISIS to spread. Trump could have easily said that Obama’s failure to understand the nature of the ISIS threat and his decision to treat it as a “JV team” allowed the organization to grow in strength without a tough U.S. response to it; or, as Graeme Wood wrote in his now famous Atlantic article, that ISIS cannot be contained as was the Soviet Union during the Cold War, and that it looks forward to the very end of the world after the creation of a world-wide caliphate.

    No matter how hard Hewitt tried to get Trump to admit that he really meant what Hewitt said, Trump did not take the bait. Instead, he doubled down by saying he meant that Obama literally was the “founder of ISIS":

    HH: I’ve got two more questions. Last night, you said the President was the founder of ISIS. I know what you meant. You meant that he created the vacuum, he lost the peace.
    DT: No, I meant he’s the founder of ISIS. I do. He was the most valuable player. I give him the most valuable player award. I give her, too, by the way, Hillary Clinton.

    HH: But he’s not sympathetic to them. He hates them. He’s trying to kill them.

    DT: I don’t care. He was the founder. His, the way he got out of Iraq was that that was the founding of ISIS, okay?

    HH: Well, that, you know, I have a saying, Donald Trump, the mnemonic device I use is Every Liberal Really Seems So, So Sad. E is for Egypt, L is for Libya, S is for Syria, R is for Russia reset. They screwed everything up. You don’t get any argument from me. But by using the term founder, they’re hitting with you on this again. Mistake?

    DT: No, it’s no mistake. Everyone’s liking it. I think they’re liking it. I give him the most valuable player award. And I give it to him, and I give it to, I gave the co-founder to Hillary. I don’t know if you heard that.

    HH: I did. I did. I played it.

    DT: I gave her the co-founder.

    HH: I know what you’re arguing…

    DT: You’re not, and let me ask you, do you not like that?

    HH: I don’t. I think I would say they created, they lost the peace. They created the Libyan vacuum, they created the vacuum into which ISIS came, but they didn’t create ISIS. That’s what I would say.

    DT: Well, I disagree.

    Hewitt tried again, saying: “I don’t think I would say they created, they lost the peace. They created the Libyan vacuum…into which ISIS came, but they didn’t create ISIS.” But Trump again did not agree. He said: “Therefore, he was the founder of ISIS.” Hewitt noted he would use different language than Trump, to which Trump replied, “But they wouldn’t talk about your language, and they do talk about my language, right?”

    1. ...and with that, Trump gave us Hillary, barring unforeseen miracles.

    2. I don’t often agree with Hewitt but on this one he is right. Trump is not a card counter. It is all instinct with him. I could suggest he may know something that is coming out next but I think that Trump has come to a win-win situation for himself.

      Trump will do it his way or the highway back to Trumpistan, He can finish losing, saying he did it his way, knowing that with Clinton in office he can double down on the “I told you so’s”

    3. He's, also, probably going to have a Hundred Million, or so, of donors' money in the bank.

    4. In rushes Rufus, who doesn't pay his gambling debts, with a low blow.


    5. Robert "Draft Dodger" Peterson, the man who does not pay back money he borrowed ....

      Bob Thu May 27, 12:52:00 AM EDT

      But I did rip off the bank for $7500 hundred dollars, when I was on my knees, and fighting for my economic life, on my aunt's credit card. But that wasn't really stealing, just payback.

      No, Robert, it REALLY was stealing.

  17. How To Faceplant While Reporting On The Clinton Tax Returns

    Seeking Scandal, Conservative Outlet Mixes Up Clinton Foundations -- Will Others Follow Suit?

    An embarrassing misreading of Hillary and Bill Clinton’s 2015 tax returns led The Daily Caller to publish an entire article based on the false premise that the couple had given almost all their charitable donations to the Clinton Foundation.

    The August 12 article, inaccurately headlined “96 Percent Of Hillary’s Charitable Donations In 2015 Went To Clinton Foundation,” claimed that while the Clintons’ tax returns indicate they gave more than $1 million to charity in 2015, “the contributions can hardly be seen as altruistic, since the money flowed back to an entity they control.” The article went on to claim that the donations went to the “Clinton Foundation," which has purportedly "been at the center of several controversies that have hobbled Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign by eroding trust in the former secretary of state,” and highlighted several trumped-up scandals related to that organization.

    Unfortunately for The Daily Caller, the Clintons’ tax returns indicate that they gave that money not to the well-known Clinton Foundation but to the Clinton Family Foundation, an entirely separate entity, which in fact distributes its funds to a variety of other charitable and nonprofit organizations.

    As we noted when conservative outlets mixed up the two entities last year:

    1. As Nonprofit Quarterly explained, the Clinton Family Foundation acts "a clearinghouse for the family's personal philanthropy." According to the Family Foundation's 2014 tax filing, Hillary and Bill Clinton are the only donors, and the Family Foundation distributes their money to various charities and nonprofits, including New York Public Radio, the American Nurses Foundation, the American Heart Association -- and the separate William J. Clinton Foundation.

      The William J. Clinton Foundation -- which was recently renamed the Bill, Hillary & Chelsea Clinton Foundation -- is the highly-respected international charity that has garnered significant media attention since Clinton announced her run for president. It is the foundation that helps AIDS/HIV sufferers around the world get better medicine, and battles global health crises, economic inequality, childhood obesity, and climate change.

      While there would be nothing suspicious about the Clintons donating to Clinton Foundation given their obvious commitment to its good works, the fact remains that the $1 million donation in question wasn’t directed there.

      Ho Hum - Another "Clinton Scandal" shot all to hell

    2. In a previous thread I posted The Daily Caller's correction.

    3. "While there would be nothing suspicious about the Clintons donating to Clinton Foundation given their obvious commitment to its good works"

      Clinton Foundation Pass Through Percentage:

  18. One of the mantras one must invoke when discussing the Clinton Cash controversy is to say that whatever one might think of the pay-to-play aspects of the former first family’s charitable endeavors, the Clinton Foundation does a lot of good work around the world.

    But now that more of the press is finally asking tough questions about the Clintons’ activities, it appears that their charity may not pass the basic question donors ask of any philanthropy: how much of the money raised is actually spent on the causes you are supposed to be aiding? Though the foundation has claimed that 88 percent of its expenditures are spent on good deeds, their own tax filings reveal that the real number is about ten percent.

    But far from being an unrelated, albeit embarrassing, sidebar to the allegations about influence peddling, this data is a reminder that the main point of the Bill, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton Foundation is to support its namesakes in a lavish fashion and to allow wealthy donors access to them.

    The two largest items on its list of charitable expenditures are support for the Clinton Presidential Library and paying for the Clinton Global Initiative.

    The Library is, like those edifices built to house the papers and glorify the memory of other presidents, a not-altogether-worthless endeavor. But it is a monument to the vanity and the legacy of the Clintons, not the sort of “good work” helping the impoverished of the Third World, as well as the women and the girls, Hillary Clinton is always telling us she’s out to save. It may be a non-profit institution but it is not a charity.

    The Clinton Global Initiative is also not a charity. According to the New York Times, it’s a “glitzy annual gathering of chief executives, heads of state and celebrities.” Those who attend it may do charitable work. But their main purpose in attending is to see and be seen talking about being charitable. The same can be said of the event itself.

    The foundation’s “business model” is that rather than raise money to give to those helping the poor on the ground, its alleged charitable acts are done by those on its payroll. Fair enough. But the controversy here is that the foundation and its liberal apologists want us to think that when the Clintons and their staff scurry around the world talking about helping the poor that amounts to charity.

    This is not a made-up argument about how to characterize expenditures. The Clintons don’t feed the hungry or clothe the poor. They are conveners of famous and smart people who supposedly brainstorm about how to do those things. They call this “life-changing” work and no doubt it does some good. But the only ones whose lives we can be certain have been “changed” are the Clintons, their cronies, and their staff. Most of the hundreds of millions of dollars raised by the foundation yearly is spent on salaries, travel, offices, and other perks. The Clinton Foundation is the ultimate “Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous” reality show cloaked in a veneer of good intentions and charitable rhetoric. But it is not much of a charity.

  19. Another philanthropy watchdog, CharityWatch, a project of the American Institute of Philanthropy, gave the Clinton Foundation an “A” rating.

    Daniel Borochoff, president and founder of CharityWatch, told us by phone that its analysis of the finances of the Clinton Foundation and its affiliates found that about 89 percent of the foundation budget is spent on programming (or “charity”), higher than the 75 percent considered the industry standard.

    By only looking at the amount the Clinton Foundation doled out in grants, Fiorina “is showing her lack of understanding of charitable organizations,” Borochoff said. “She’s thinking of the Clinton Foundation as a private foundation.” Those kinds of foundations are typically supported by money from a few people, and the money is then distributed to various charities. The Clinton Foundation, however, is a public charity, he said.

    It mostly does its own charitable work. It has over 2,000 employees worldwide.

    “What she’s doing is looking at how many grants they write to other groups,” Borochoff said. “If you are going to look at it that way, you may as well criticize every other operating charity on the planet.”

    In order to get a fuller picture of the Clinton Foundation’s operations, he said, people need to look at the foundation’s consolidated audit, which includes the financial data on separate affiliates like the Clinton Health Access Initiative.

    “Otherwise,” he said, “you are looking at just a piece of the pie.”

    Considering all of the organizations affiliated with the Clinton Foundation, he said, CharityWatch concluded about 89 percent of its budget is spent on programs. That’s the amount it spent on charity in 2013, he said.


    1. There is no record of the Clinton Family Foundation ever stiffing an employee, or a contractor.

    2. There isn't ?

      What about all the allegations that the women slaving away there are paid about 80 cents on the dollar compared to the mem?

  20. In March 2015, Reuters reported that the Clinton Foundation had broken its promise to publish all of its donors, as well as its promise to let the State Department review all of its donations from foreign governments.[68] In April 2015, the New York Times reported that when Hillary Clinton was Secretary of State, the State Department had approved a deal to sell American uranium to a Russian state-owned enterprise Uranium One whose chairman had donated to the Clinton Foundation, and that Clinton had broken her promise to publicly identify such donations.[69] The State Department "was one of nine government agencies, not to mention independent federal and state nuclear regulators, that had to sign off on the deal."[70] notes that there "no evidence" that that the donations influenced Clinton’s official actions or that she was involved in the State Department's decision to approve the deal,[71] and

    PolitiFact concluded that any "suggestion of a quid pro quo is unsubstantiated."[70]

    Well, that proves it for me!

  21. Cash Flowed to Clinton Foundation Amid Russian Uranium Deal

    As the Russians gradually assumed control of Uranium One in three separate transactions from 2009 to 2013, Canadian records show, a flow of cash made its way to the Clinton Foundation. Uranium One’s chairman used his family foundation to make four donations totaling $2.35 million. Those contributions were not publicly disclosed by the Clintons, despite an agreement Mrs. Clinton had struck with the Obama White House to publicly identify all donors. Other people with ties to the company made donations as well.

    And shortly after the Russians announced their intention to acquire a majority stake in Uranium One, Mr. Clinton received $500,000 for a Moscow speech from a Russian investment bank with links to the Kremlin that was promoting Uranium One stock.

    Frank Giustra, right, a mining financier, has donated $31.3 million to the foundation run by former President Bill Clinton, left.

    Donations to the Clinton Foundation, and a Russian Uranium Takeover

  22. Rufus is beginning to defend the 'honesty and integrity' of The Clinton Foundation !

    hoot Hooot HOOOOT HOOOOT Hooot hoot

    Man is he goin' pay for this stupidity.

    Ruf sure knows how to pick 'em.

    1. galopn2Sat Aug 13, 06:07:00 PM EDT

      There is no record of the Clinton Family Foundation ever stiffing an employee, or a contractor.

      Wow, man, like, far out dude...


    2. Hillary Clinton Foundation Reportedly Pays Women Less Than Men

      Hillary Clinton Foundation Reportedly Pays Women Less ... Pays Women Less Than Men ... highly compensated employees at the Clinton Foundation has ...

      Report: Men Paid Better Than Women at the Clinton Foundation

      ... less than male employees, but her family charitable foundation also regularly pays men more than women despite Clinton's ... Report: Men Paid Better Than ...

      etc etc etc etc

    3. stiffing an employee

      Let's face it.....BillyGoat can't help himself.....he always 'stiffs' his female employees anyway he can.....

    4. Rufus will now turn the conversation to the imminent fall of wonderful things are going in Iraq.....overlooking the new revelations about how the 'books' from the field were 'cooked'....'The New Pentagon Papers' this is being called.....

  23. Media in frenzy over Trump claim that Obama and Hillary founded ISIS, ignores DIA document showing how they did

    August 12, 2016 4:53 pm By Robert Spencer 81 Comments

    Strictly speaking, Abu Musab al-Zarqawi founded the Islamic State (ISIS) as al-Qaeda in Iraq. But it was Obama and Hillary who empowered it and made the decisions that led to it occupying and holding an expanse of territory larger than Great Britain. The media is acting full-on as the Democratic Party’s press agency now, firing at Trump in every possible way, and thereby showing how deeply threatened the political and media elites are by his candidacy. This attack is particularly egregious: trumpeting as a “gaffe” a statement that, while manifesting some rhetorical overstatement, has a great deal of truth to it.

    Obama Hillary

    “Trump Claims Obama and Hillary Are ‘Founder’ and ‘Co-Founder’ of ISIS, Media Feign Amnesia,” by Jim Jatras, Chronicles, August 12, 2016:

    “No one paying attention with even one eye and half an ear can be ignorant of the fact that when it comes to this year’s election the MSM are lying shills for Hillary. But now it seems they’re all suffering from amnesia too.

    The latest “OMG, Trump said that!” moment is The Donald’s claim that Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton are, correspondingly, the “founder” and “cofounder” of ISIS. True to form, the media reaction has been to shriek in outrage that he would cast aspersions on such august personages.

    As of this writing, not one American media source of which this writer is aware has brought up in relation to Trump’s claims the August 2012 report (declassified and released in 2015 under a FOIA request from Judicial Watch) from the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) stating that “there is the possibility of establishing a declared or undeclared Salafist principality in Eastern Syria, and this is exactly what the supporting powers to the opposition want, in order to isolate the Syrian regime.” The “supporting powers” are identified as “western countries” (no doubt including and led by the United States), “the Gulf States” (presumably including and led by Saudi Arabia), and “Turkey” (just Turkey).

    In August 2012 the Secretary of State at the time was one Hillary Rodham Clinton. The President was and still is one Barack Hussein Obama.

    1. The DIA report said, in essence, that if we (the U.S. and our local cronies) keep aiding al-Qaeda, the Muslim Brotherhood, and other such sterling democrats, something really nasty would arise in eastern Syria. Several months later, it did, when ISIS declared itself a state straddling the Syria-Iraq border.

      At some point, even a three-year-old picks up on the concept of causation. “Johnny, if you keep doing that, you’ll [break it, hurt yourself, whatever].” The MSM would have us think that Obama and Hillary are less intelligent than a three-year-old. By dumping funds and arms into the hands of terrorists—only the supposedly “moderate” head-choppers, of course—they had no idea, poor dears, what might happen.

      Except they did. Aside from the cautionary example of the chaos Libya was thrown into by “regime change” in 2011, not to mention the appearance of al-Qaeda in the first place as a precipitate from the Afghan war against the Soviets, they had every reason to heed what amounted to a forewarning from DIA. Instead, they decided to press on, aware of the likely result. This was intended: “ . . . this is exactly what the supporting powers to the opposition want.”

      General Michael Flynn, currently a Trump adviser, took over as head of DIA a month before the issuance of the report in question. Whether it was his personal effort to caution the administration or simply the professional analysts in the DIA apparatus laying out the facts as they saw them, the 2012 report made no difference. As Flynn confirmed last year, this was not a matter of the administration’s turning a “blind eye” but of their “willful decision” that led to ISIS:

      Hasan: You are basically saying that even in government at the time you knew these groups were around, you saw this analysis, and you were arguing against it, but who wasn’t listening?

      Flynn: I think the administration.

      Hasan: So the administration turned a blind eye to your analysis?

      Flynn: I don’t know that they turned a blind eye, I think it was a decision. I think it was a willful decision.

      Hasan: A willful decision to support an insurgency that had Salafists, Al Qaeda and the Muslim Brotherhood?

      Flynn: It was a willful decision to do what they’re doing.

      Let’s put into broader context the Fourth Estate’s malfeasance in not connecting the 2012 DIA report to Trump’s accusation. In the last couple of weeks we’ve seen a steady parade of Republican poobahs and mandarins coming out against Trump (some overtly for Hillary though most pretending there’s some other alternative), plus a veritable Who’s Who of the Deep State responsible for every God-awful mess abroad, in both a GOP lineup and a bipartisan one. (If Trump does win, he’ll at least save time not having to draw up his own Enemies’ List.) And let’s not forget the former Acting CIA Director who’s calling for assassinations of Russian personnel (and Iranians) in Syria. Sure! It’s all in good fun! What could possibly go wrong?…..

    2. General Michael Flynn, currently a Trump adviser, took over as head of DIA a month before the issuance of the report in question. Whether it was his personal effort to caution the administration or simply the professional analysts in the DIA apparatus laying out the facts as they saw them, the 2012 report made no difference. As Flynn confirmed last year, this was not a matter of the administration’s turning a “blind eye” but of their “willful decision” that led to ISIS:

      Hasan: You are basically saying that even in government at the time you knew these groups were around, you saw this analysis, and you were arguing against it, but who wasn’t listening?

      Flynn: I think the administration.

      Hasan: So the administration turned a blind eye to your analysis?

      Flynn: I don’t know that they turned a blind eye, I think it was a decision. I think it was a willful decision.

      Hasan: A willful decision to support an insurgency that had Salafists, Al Qaeda and the Muslim Brotherhood?

      Flynn: It was a willful decision to do what they’re doing.

  24. Fried Circuit shorts out again, admits she's low energy, doesn't know what to do -

    August 13, 2016

    Hillary admits to extreme exhaustion following Democratic Convention

    By Thomas Lifson

    With serious concern being raised about her health and consequent fitness for office, Hillary attempted to reassure voters and stumbled, ending up with her foot in her mouth. In the first edition of a campaign podcast, Hillary spoke about her health and (presumably) jokingly stated about the aftermath of the DNC:

    “Oh my gosh, I don’t know that I can get up, let alone what I will do if I am vertical.”

    The problem is that people often use humor to psychologically soften the blow of the truth, or to speak the truth while maintaining deniability.

    For a woman with a traumatic brain injury and a history of what look like petit mal seizures and difficulty functioning normally to admit to difficulty standing up is an awkward joke at best.

    Could it possibly be that deep inside Lyin' Hillary, the "congenital liar," as William Safire labeled her, is a small voice that insists on telling the truth and sabotaging her campaign?

    There are a number of follow-up questions for Hillary about how long her inability to function normally lasted. But that is Forbidden Territory and will remain unexplored.

  25. If we could elect Fried Circuit with the stipulation that she do nothing at all for eight years but lounge horizontal on her back and gaze at the ceiling we might come out of this political pickle OK.

    It's when she goes vertical we need worry.

    1. .

      Or she could do the equivalent, sit at the casino all day.

      I'm sure the Treasury could keep her supplied in nickels for the slots.


    2. Safest would be to prop her up in some old barber chair in The Mafia Barber Shop in Detroit somewhere and let her listen to the Mafia Hit Tales......she'd enjoy that, and do no harm.

      It has worked for other reprobates I know.

    3. They could put her in a glass box above the one armed bandits to cackle and wobble her head at the players each time they lose.

  26. Always Correct Election Forecast Model Predicts Trump Wins 51% to 48%

    Cheers !


    Even having predicted that the media's attacks on Trump would be unprecedented, I'm still amazed. Every single news outlet is dedicated to hysterically denouncing Trump, every minute of every day, while cooing at Hillary.

    Everything Hillary has ever touched has failed, been engulfed in scandal, resulted in massive investigations, litigation, financial ruin, prison or death. The final stage of any Hillary enterprise is a grand announcement that Hillary did not technically break the law. Or no one can prove she did. Or, even if she did, no one ever gets prosecuted for it.

    She's prone to coughing fits and lapses of memory in the middle of speeches, and falls down all the time. But that's not nearly as important as the media's manufactured story about Trump throwing a baby out of a rally!

    Trump is supposed to be joined at the hip to David Duke based on not "disavowing" him with sufficient ferocity the 17th time he was asked about this person he's never met, never mentioned and didn't invite to speak at his convention.

    Hillary invited the mother of violent cop-hating criminal Mike Brown to speak at her convention, and the Democratic platform expressly endorses the anti-police Black Lives Matter -- even as these celebrated cop haters inspire the mass slaughter of police officers across the country, in New York City, Dallas and Baton Rouge.

    Now we find out that another honored guest at Hillary events is the father of Omar Mateen, the Muslim jihadist who murdered 49 people at a gay nightclub in Orlando a few months ago. On Monday night, he attended a Hillary rally where he sat cheering, right behind her on the stage.

    Is David Duke's father given VIP seating at Trump events? (As long as you mention it, did David Duke gun down 49 people in June? Or ever? Or anyone?)

    It took the national media 24 hours to mention the fact that the jihadist's father is a big Hillary supporter, sitting in the camera's line of sight at her Florida rally. A Google search of Trump and David Duke produces more than 11 million hits. A Google search of Hillary and Omar Mateen gets a few hundred thousand hits.

    Hillary's being supported by the father of a jihadist is treated like back-page stuff, presented amid florid excuses and rationalizations. It was a staffer's mistake, an "unforced error," and Hillary's opponents are "leaping on it."

    The main story this week: The media's psychotic claim that Trump called for Hillary's assassination.

    Trump said: "Hillary wants to abolish, essentially abolish, the Second Amendment. If she gets to pick her judges, nothing you can do, folks. Although the Second Amendment people, maybe there is, I don't know."

    Hmmm. What could Second Amendment people "do"? One thing they could do is what they did do -- in 1994. That was the year gun rights supporters voted out dozens of Democrats who voted wrong on guns, ushering in the first Republican Congress in 40 years.

    It's been nearly a quarter century, and the Democrats are still so traumatized by their sweeping losses in 1994, that, even after Gabby Giffords was shot in Arizona, even after the Aurora movie theater shooting, even after the Sandy Hook massacre, Democrats refused to take up a gun bill in the U.S. Senate.

    Apparently, the only news you'll be getting from now until the election is the media's own insane interpretation of every little thing Trump says or does. Anyone remember the week-long scandal about a star on a Trump retweet?

    1. No one, not even Joe McCarthy, has ever faced this level of obsessive hatred from our constitutionally protected guardians of liberty in the press. Anyone else would be chewed up and spit out after one minute of such relentless attacks.

      But sissy conservatives who have never faced one minute of press hostility blame the victim, saying it's Trump's fault for giving the media openings to twist his words.

      The sissies have no idea what they're talking about. There's no way to phrase something so that it can't be lied about. Here are the first three lines from an affectionate article on Hillary Clinton in Wednesday's New York Times:

      -- "Hillary Clinton Hopes to Capitalize on Republican Defectors"

      Hillary to accept bribes from Goldman Sachs, Halliburton and the Koch brothers.

      -- "Hillary Clinton's campaign would like to turn the drip-drip-drip of Republican defectors abandoning Donald J. Trump into a deluge."

      Hillary supports the use of Chinese water torture.

      -- "On Wednesday, after days in which several high-profile Republicans said they could not support Mr. Trump or were endorsing Mrs. Clinton, her campaign introduced an official outreach effort to target Republicans ..."

      Hillary campaign to "target" Republicans for murder.

      There's no strategy for overcoming this level of media hostility. Trump has made some mistakes during this campaign, but he hasn't done anything wrong for months now. He could say "yes," and the media would change the question to, "Are you a child molester?"

      Craven Republicans who blame Trump for the media's lies may as well blame a rape victim for wearing a short skirt. Except with Trump, it's the Muslim standard: They're blaming a woman's rape on being a woman.


    2. A raped girl is bad for the family: it shows that they can’t protect their women;
      that they have little social standing; and that they’re not respectable.

      It’s worse for the victim because once a woman, or a girl—or a boy—is known as the target of a rape she becomes so despised, so shamed, so worthless that she turns into public property.

      No one is raped only once.

      ― Louise Brown,
      The Dancing Girls of Lahore:
      Selling Love and Saving Dreams in Pakistan's Pleasure District

    3. Ohhhhh, poor Trump is getting beat up in the press, poor baby. The idiot is the archetect of his own destruction!

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  29. Milwaukee Police Officer in Deadly Shooting Was Black, Suspect Had Criminal Record

    He had just turned his life around. He was an aspiring rapper. He was going to become an electrical engineer, or perhaps an astronaut. His mother said he was unarmed and didn't do anything. He was a good father to all of his children. He did not have a relationship with his own father. Local black politicians said he was assassinated by police for being a black man. Blah, blah, blah......

    He was going back to church. He din du nuffin.

    Any chance you are old friend from N T A ?

    He was a good father to all of his children. LMFAO!

    And all 7 baby mamas.

  30. Ex-Charmed Actress Rose McGowan Pens Open Letter:

    Trump Causing ‘Sick Feelings in Our Vaginas’


  31. Last night’s chaos will do nothing to change the view that ‘Black Lives Matter’
    is a violent, domestic hate group, but despite this recurring theme,
    the movement has received positive coverage from the mainstream media

    and has been supported by President Obama himself on numerous occasions.

    1. Rufus cites this as proof of how much they both love this country and want to unify it.


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  33. Well now, it seems that our little "Draft Dodger", Robert Peterson is going to be upset ...

    It seems that the Islamic State is losing its grip on Mosul ...

    IRBIL, Iraq – Iraqi Kurdish forces say they have retaken five villages east of the Islamic State-held city of Mosul in an operation launched early Sunday.

    U.S.-backed Kurdish forces known as peshmerga aim to "clear several more villages" in "one of many shaping operations" that will increase pressure on the extremist group, the Kurdish region's Security Council said in a statement.

    With few, very few indeed, US casualties.
    So even while Robert "Draft Dodger" Peterson rends his garments, US soldiers are not dying.


  34. The US is driving a stake into the heart of ISIS in Libya, but Robert "Draft Dodger" Peterson has yet to endorse the President's actions, while he showed no hesitation in telling us that the US should be bombing in Libya, until it does.

    Then his silence is deafening.


  35. Libyan Forces And U.S. Airstrikes Fight To Push ISIS Out Of Libyan City

    Our timing was off, but I must say, Rufus and I called it, years ago.

    1. The most intelligent military operation of my lifetime. :)

    2. 45,000 Enemy KIA



      I'm sorry about the 3, but we really couldn't let ISIS metastasize further.

    3. General "4th of July" Rufus is sputtering again....

    4. .

      The are no intelligent wars.

      There are only those that are necessary (that is where vital or existential national interests are involved) and those that are not.


    5. I think Westy and Abrams have been put in charge of the KIA reporting again. many Toyota pick ups does that equal to? Let's say you can get 6 to 8 in a Tacoma? Wow that's about 8000 pick ups max? Outstanding.

    6. We hav elections, Q.
      Those that garner the votes, the get to decide what, exactly, are the vital or existential national interests of the US.

      The President was empowered by the GOP Congress, back in 2001, to wage an unending war, based upon the President's determinations.

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    8. .

      The question was about intelligent wars, rat.

      Our timing was off, but I must say, Rufus and I called it, years ago.

      Called what?


  36. General Jack (ass) "Memorial Day" Dead Beat Bad Hawkins is back, smelling up the joint.

    The stench of decay is nauseating.

    Heading back to Fox News here.....

    Cheers !

    (jack must have gotten some time off from that super-secret CIA, NSA, Defense project off the coasts of Panama that he used to bull shit us about...)


    1. What are the Panama Papers? A guide to history's biggest data leak


  37. And what do I find ?

    National Guard is being sent into Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

    Gov. Scott Walker calls in National Guard after night of rioting

    posted at 6:31 pm on August 14, 2016 by John Sexton

    After a night of rioting, things were calm Sunday morning but Gov. Scott Walker is not taking any chances. He has called out the National Guard. From the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel:

    Gov. Scott Walker activated the National Guard on Sunday to assist the Milwaukee Police Department upon request in the aftermath of violence in Milwaukee’s Sherman Park neighborhood after a fatal police shooting.

    Walker said he activated the guard after a request from Sheriff David A. Clarke Jr. and conferring with Mayor Tom Barrett and Ma. Gen. Donald Dunbar.

    Saturday night chaos erupted after dark in response to an officer involved shooting of 23-year-old Sylville Smith. CNN reports on the incident that led to the shooting:

    It all started Saturday afternoon, when a pair of police officers stopped two people driving through the north-side neighborhood, police said. That led to a foot chase between the people in the car and police, which ended when an officer shot one of the two — a 23-year-old man who was armed with a handgun, authorities said.

    The police officer “ordered that individual to drop his gun, the individual did not drop his gun,” Barrett said during a news conference later in the day. “He had the gun with him and the officer fired several times.”

    Smith was hit twice, once in the arm and once in the chest. He died from his injuries. Later in the evening, several local businesses, including a gas station, were set on fire around 10pm. Firefighters responded but were not able to fight the fire because of gunshots.

    Today the Journal-Sentinel reports Sylville Smith, the man killed by police Saturday, had been charged in a shooting incident last year, though he was not convicted:

    The man shot and killed by a Milwaukee police officer Saturday was charged last year in a shooting and then charged again, with trying to intimidate a witness in that same shooting, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel has learned…

    Smith was charged with first-degree recklessly endangering safety, a felony, on Feb. 3, 2015. Details of the shooting were not immediately clear from the documents.

    While that case was pending, Smith was charged with felony witness intimidation after prosecutors said he was intimidating the victim in the first case.

    The police had recordings of Smith encouraging his girlfriend to threaten the witness in the case. The witness eventually did recant and the victim also became uncooperative:

    The victim ultimately did file a statement recanting his identification of Smith as the shooter. Prosecutors moved to dismiss the witness intimidation charge in September 2015.

    The shooting case moved forward to a jury trial in November 2015, but it ultimately was dismissed when the victim did not show up and was uncooperative, according to online court records.

    Five people were shot and killed in Milwaukee in the 24-hours before the officer involved shooting. From an earlier Journal-Sentinel story:

    “We had a horrible night last night,” Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett said Saturday afternoon.

    The men, all between the ages of 21 and 36, were killed in three separate shootings that stretched from 6 p.m. Friday to 3 a.m. Saturday. No suspects are in custody and no motives were disclosed in any of the homicides. The names of the victims haven’t been released.

    Several other people were injured and hospitalized in the incidents.

  38. Racial relations have vastly improved with O'bozo as President.

    And Trump is behind this rioting someway or other.

    (he might be trying to run BP out of the USA)


      Whack Whitey Night

      Will O'bozo rush in to calm tensions ?

      If not, why not ?

      (he never has before, that I can recall)

    2. Whites Targeted

      Want a free bus ticket to Milwaukee, SMIRK ?

    3. Looks to be another of those Rufus white racist cop shoots innocent black incidents.....except that it isn't....

      .S. | Sun Aug 14, 2016 6:48pm EDT

      Officer's shooting of suspect that sparked Milwaukee riot appears lawful: police

      Flynn, appearing at a news conference with Barrett, said the officer who fired the fatal shot was black and media reports also identified Smith as black.

      He said a silent video of the incident appeared to show the officer acting within lawful bounds in shooting Smith. Flynn said the video from the officer's body camera showed Smith turning toward the officer with a gun in his hand.

      Milwaukee, Wisconsin, is Sheriff Clarke country....good sense will prevail....

    4. Drudge the only one giving it proper coverage, many papers don't even have it on front page.


    5. Only you two cretins believe it is about "race".

      It's not.

    6. Robert "Draft dodger" Peterson has told us that the Federal government of the US is corrupt. That no normal citizen can get an even break, while the rich and powerful have a "Power Advantage", according to Robert "Draft dodger" Peterson..

      He has told us that local government is corrupt, here in the US, that if you have an ex-judge as an attorney, you can defraud banks with impunity.

      The people that do not have corrupt attorneys on retainer, they're takin' it to the streets, all across the land.


    7. Most of 'em, Robert "Draft Dodger" Peterson are on their knees, financially.
      There are no banks that will give their 'Auntie' a $7,500 credit line.

      What those folks get, are "Red Lines".

  39. It's about culture.

    It's also true the Democrat party seems to think it gains a bit by keeping the pot boiling.

    They say Trump's a racist, the Republicans are all racists, whites are racist and don't know it, these days....

    And Dr. Ben Carson, one of the best doctors in the world, is an uncle tom....and Sheriff Clarke is a black enforcer of the status quo.....