“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."

Sunday, September 11, 2016

Trump Predicted Osama bin Laden Attack Two Years Before It Happened

The Unz Review: An Alternative Media Selection:

Truth About 9/11
“America’s strategic and economic interests in the Mideast and Muslim world are being threatened by the agony in Palestine, which inevitably invites terrorist attacks against US citizens and property.”

Eric Margolis Sun Media Sept 2 2001 (nine days before the Sept 11 attacks against New York and Washington DC.)

As Americans enter the 15th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks on their nation, they still have not understood the true cause of these dreadful attacks.

Who can blame them? Our politicians and media have totally obscured the truth behind these and subsequent attacks that we call ‘terrorism.’ While we mourn 9/11, US B-52 heavy bombers are raining bombs on what’s left of Afghanistan in a futile attempt to crush tribal forces (aka Taliban) fighting western occupation.

We did the same thing in Laos in the 1980’s, as President Barack Obama properly noted during his visit there last week. Laos has never recovered and Afghanistan won’t either.

Since 2015, the US has dropped at least 32,000 – 1,000-2,000 lb. bombs on Iraq, Syria, Libya, Yemen, Somalia, Pakistan and Afghanistan – all Muslim nations. US bomb inventories are running critically low as arms makers work overtime.

9/11 was a revenge attack conducted by mostly Saudi nationals who claimed they wanted to punish the United States for supporting Israeli oppression of Palestine, and for what they claimed was the US ‘occupation’ of Saudi Arabia.

That’s as much as we really know. We have never gotten the full story about 9/11. 

The best we can do is ask “qui bono,” who really benefitted from the attacks?

The 9/11 narrative was immediately twisted by President George Bush into a spurious claim that America had been attacked by Muslims because of its ‘freedoms’ and her ‘way of life.’ This deceit opened the Pandora’s box from which issued the rising wave of Islamophobia and Crusading fever sweeping over the US and Europe.

America was attacked for what it had been doing all over the Muslim world, not for what it was. Most Americans don’t know that the first CIA ‘regime change’ in the Mideast occurred in Syria, way back in 1948. We’re still at it today.

Ever since, the US, Britain and France – the imperial three musketeers – have been breaking and making regimes across the Mideast and Africa, and installing vicious dictators to do our bidding, earning enemies from West Africa to Tajikistan.

Hillary Clinton said this week that if elected president she would advance ‘American exceptionalism’ and assure the new world order. These are code terms for imperialism and hegemony. If Clinton wins, look forward to foreign and military policy directed by Goldman Sachs and the neoconservatives.

Donald Trump vows a major increase military spending at a time when America’s infrastructure is rusting or collapsing and its debt soaring. Both Trump and Clinton warn of growing security threats to America from ISIS and North Korea. In reality, the greatest internal threat is the type of Saturday night gang shoot-outs in Chicago that have killed 500 people so far this year.

ISIS is a military pipsqueak – a bunch of 20-something hooligans. North Korea only wants to be left alone to its misery. Washington, Paris, and London need the ISIS bogeyman today, just as they needed al-Qaida and the Soviet Union before, to justify budget-busting new arms spending and keeping the population whipped up with bogus war fever.

Internationally, the greatest threat to America’s security is, of course, nuclear armed Russia which has enough intercontinental and sea-launched missiles to wipe the United States off the map. Accordingly, Washington’s most important foreign and national security priority is maintaining calm, well-mannered relations with Russia and its leadership.

Instead, we have Hillary Clinton and her frantic war party neocons trying to provoke Russia at every turn and giving Moscow the impression that she will start a war with Russia. It was precisely such war talk and saber rattling that in 1983 during the Able Archer crisis brought the US and USSR to within minutes of a full-scale nuclear war.

For all Trump’s bluster and Islamophobia, he is absolutely right about seeking good relations with Moscow. The schoolyard demonization of Russian President Vladimir Putin by the Clinton camp and its tame US media is childish, shameful and unworthy of a great power.

(Reprinted from by permission of author or representative)



    Hillary is “Shovel” ready.

    1. :)

      Maybe, not just yet.

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      Jennifer EpsteinVerified account

      Friday, day Clinton diagnosed w pneumonia, she appeared at 2 fundraisers, ran a 2-hour natl security mtg, did a presser, sat for CNN intvu

      How was your Friday? :)




      I laugh along with the gods....

    3. Friday, day Clinton diagnosed w pneumonia, she appeared at 2 fundraisers, ran a 2-hour natl security mtg, did a presser, sat for CNN intvu...

      And two days later was loaded into her Van in an incoherent state headed to her private intensive care facility....

    4. .

      What's with all this 'gods' shit?

      From the previous stream...

      The Faux Farmer: I'm with the gods.

      And in the background, sighs and faint whispers of If only.



    5. Quirk:

      'The gods are with me'

      The gods:

      Intense echoing laughter

  2. The Islamic world attacked America in 1783.

    There was no nation called syria then.

    There was the Ottoman occupation of Arab lands.

    And of course, the Palestinians were Bin Laden's biggest fans.. Celebrating in the streets when the towers fell..

    1. And on the tops of some buildings in NYC, and Jersey too....The Donald was right about that.....

  3. .

    From the last stream and the question on punctuation...

    Idaho BobSun Sep 11, 07:17:00 PM EDT

    Yes on Deuce's question because I have done it too.

    Well, Deuce, that should answer your question.



  4. People are starting to call Hillary 'a basket case' on the Web....

  5. What would you do if you were in Hillary's single shoe ?

    Beg off a debate, or risk being carried from the debate stage on a stretcher after collapsing ?


    A British sniper took out a feared ISIS executioner as he prepared to murder several hostages by shooting a fuel tank on his back and incinerating him.

    The SAS marksman fired a single round from his Barrett .50 calibre sniper rifle at the terrorist, who was about to use a flame thrower to kill 12, from 1,500m.

    The bullet hit the flame thrower’s fuel tank and caused a huge fireball, also killing three other ISIS members who were ready to film the execution.

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  7. .

    I agree with Eric Margolis' article except where he kind of implies Trump might be any different. Trump's positions are constantly twisting, He has already gone back on his pledge to cut military spending and is now calling for the end of sequestration and an increase in spending. And face it, you can't be expected to keep on building newer, more powerful weapons and not use them.

    Trump will be the MIC's poodle in no time (were he to win).



  8. A bag would be preferred to a loosely woven basket.

    1. Are you talking casket ?

      If so, in that case, she being a basket case, I'd prefer her in a basket.

    2. A bag makes her not visible.

    3. That's a legitimate consideration.

  9. In March, US Vice President Joe Biden reportedly warned Netanyahu that the aid package will be less than what Jerusalem seeks, but offered reassurances the amount would reflect the security needs of the country.


    In November, Israel was said to have completed its “shopping list” of desired American military materiel, which reportedly included a request for V-22 Ospreys, planes believed capable of reaching Iran.

    Israel also reportedly sought the V-22s from the US in 2012 when contemplating a strike on Iran’s Fordo enrichment facility, but budgetary restraints took the Ospreys off the negotiating table.

  10. Chris Cillizza has chilled, and now admits, doing a 180, in the face of the undeniable, that Hillary's health has become a campaign issue.

    1. Hillary's Health Just Became a Real Campaign Issue

      Chris Cillizza, Washington Post

      How very very perceptive of you, Chris.

    2. But she's only 69, Chris!

    3. Annoy Mouse
      That's just swell. The moguls in Hollywood, silicon valley, and the rest of the glitterati and especially the press corps are going to get a flatulent corpse elected for president. I mean, what difference does it make at this point anyhow?

      Hillary Clintón
      Time is my greatest enemy
      My biggest fear in life is to be forgotten.
      When the rich think about the poor, they have poor ideas.
      Keeping books on social aid is capitalistic nonsense. I just use the money for the poor. I can't stop to count it.
      I demanded more rights for women because I know what women had to put up with.
      Charity separates the rich from the poor; aid raises the needy and sets him on the same level with the rich.
      I know that, like every woman of the people, I have more strength than I appear to have.
      One cannot accomplish anything without fanaticism.
      Hillary's Second Term after sweeping the election with 110% of the vote =

    4. I know that, like every woman of the people, I have more strength than I appear to have.


    5. That is truly comforting.



  11. “The important thing was the huge majority of mainstream Muslims who danced in the streets when it happened. Those wonderful adherents of the religion of peace ’n’ love who still celebrate in public whenever their co-religionists succeed in a mass-slaughter of infidels. They cheer and fire their guns into the air and hand out candy to kids in honor of the victorious shahids.”

    On the morning of September 11th I got into work at 5am to be told by my coffee shop proprietor that the World Trade Center was “gone”. I went home at 4pm and watched the news of it on all 5 TV channels – surfing from one to the other and back – and on one commerical channel, and one channel only, footage was shown of raucous celebrations in the West Bank, candy being handed out to children, women ululating with joy, etc, the works.

    When my wife got home I returned to channel surfing to show her the West Bank footage and it was never repeated on that channel. Not on the 6pm news, the 7pm, the 9pm, etc.

    I was gobsmacked. The clear inference was that one TV news editor had deemed it appropriate to broadcast that footage at 4pm, but by 6pm his superiors had deemed it inappropriate, presumably to prevent Australians from getting the “wrong” idea about the lovely Palestinians – it upset the long-cultivated media narrative that they are civilized victims of Israel. I have never seen that West Bank footage on Australian TV since. It has been put down the memory hole. Deeply disturbing.

    Susan the Warrior
    on September 11, 2016 at 8:03 pm said:

    Hurrah, hurrah. Send the name of the station, etc. to the Trump Campaign. Ditto to anyone who knows of anything like this. Trump may be able to get hold of the original tape. I would never, ever trusts the government to do anything but cover this up.

  12. In this video, she's hired a 5 year old as a prop:


    Look at the SS Agents haircut at 53 seconds in this video!

  13. I'd love to see Hillary in one of Quirk's cycling outfits!

    1. I think I'd faint dead away, like Hillary often does.....

  14. Let's face it, folks, being twenty trillion in debt, it's time to turn Hillary over to the ObamaCareDeathPanels, and save a few bucks.

    Put her on a cot, give her a little drip morphine, and let her go.

    That's what happened to my friend Dale.

    If it's good enough for Dale it's good enough for Hillary.

    1. Will we still get some Dale missives from your archives?

    2. I don't have them any longer.

      His last attempt, though, was sad.

      He tried on the e-mail but I couldn't understand a word of it.

      He was with his son and family.

      Good guy. I miss Dale.

    3. He had a tumor in his chest as big as my fist.

      The VA though, didn't catch the cancer.

      Said it was 'lurking' in the back, and the biopsy missed it.

      My ass....

      This would not have happed if he had been in private care....

  15. Jessica Sisak @jaylsisak

    Pneumonia is treatable. Borderline personality disorder and total narcissism take much longer to cure.

    4:51 PM - 11 Sep 2016

    1. Never Give Up.

      Never Give Up the Whale.

    2. I read Ruf's post to mean that even if the pneumonia is cured Hillary has those other problems that are so ingrained by now as to make her incurable.....

  16. Let's recap the day so far -


    (video of Hillary stumbling, losing shoe, and being packed into her waiting black car)

    Knees buckle, loses shoe...
    Medical History Under Microscope...
    Press left in dark...
    The Roughest Week....DRUDGE

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  19. September 11th, 2016

    80 Years On, F. Scott Fitzgerald’s Final Stories to Be Published

    1925: A studio portrait of American writer F. Scott Fitzgerald (1896 - 1940) wearing a suit and tie and holding a lighted cigarette. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
    1925: A studio portrait of American writer F. Scott Fitzgerald (1896 – 1940) (Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

    The final unpublished short stories of F. Scott Fitzgerald, whose book The Great Gatsby depicted the excesses of America’s Jazz Age, will see the light in April 2017, 80 years after they were written.

    Scribner, a Simon & Schuster imprint, said it will publish I’d Die for You, a collection of Fitzgerald’s stories that were considered too controversial for print when he penned them in the 1930s.

    Fitzgerald had a short and tragic life, dying in 1940 at the age of 44 after struggling for years with his own alcoholism and his wife Zelda’s mental illness.

    Family album snapshot of American novelist Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald (1896-1940) and wife Zelda sitting outside on lawn at her mother's home. (Photo by Time Life Pictures/Mansell/The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)
    Family album snapshot of American novelist Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald (1896-1940) and wife Zelda sitting outside on lawn at her mother’s home. (Time Life Pictures/Mansell/The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)

    In his final years, he wrote several stories and submitted them to major publications, but was repeatedly turned down by editors who said his work was too provocative.

    “Rather than permit changes and sanitizing by his contemporary editors,” Scribner said on its website, “Fitzgerald preferred to let his work remain unpublished, even at a time when he was in great need of money.”

    Gatsby, published in 1925, had captured the loosening mores and economic extremes of a time the author himself dubbed “the Jazz Age.”

    “It was an age of miracles…” he wrote. “[I]t was an age of excess.”

    The book was praised by contemporaries like T.S. Eliot and Willa Cather, but its sales fell short of his earlier novels This Side of Paradise and The Beautiful and the Damned, leaving Fitzgerald in what he called “great depression.”

    Portrait of Scott Fitzgerald,, 1933,, United States,, Paris. Centre Benjamin Franklin. (Photo by: Photo12/UIG via Getty Images)
    Portrait of Scott Fitzgerald,, 1933,, United States,, Paris. Centre Benjamin Franklin. (Photo12/UIG via Getty Images)

    The 1929 stock market collapse, and the public’s increasing turn to radio and movies instead of books, further deepened his depression. He and Zelda constantly fought, and her mental health deteriorated.

    Fitzgerald died in 1940 after his third heart attack, and the New York Times cited Gatsby as evidence of potential never fully reached. Only after his death did the book enjoy revived popularity; more of his books are sold each month now than during his entire lifetime, and they are standard fare in high school and university literature classes.

    As Fitzgerald himself once wrote, “An author ought to write for the youth of his own generation, the critics of the next, and the schoolmasters of ever afterward.”

  20. Mrs Clinton’s ill health has made her look weak. That is an impression that could prove especially damaging for a woman: sexism is plainly behind some of the titanic hatred of Mrs Clinton.

    Her campaign’s repeated, and patently untrue, denial that there was anything seriously wrong with her—even, for several hours, after her painful exit from the 9/11 service—has probably also reinforced its reputation for shiftiness. Perhaps most seriously, for Mrs Clinton and the world, her affliction might seem to have vindicated Mr Trump and his fellow conspirators.

    The truth, of course, is that pneumonia is not dysphasia. Yet millions of Americans, livid with Mrs Clinton and the establishment politics she represents, might just consider that to be splitting hairs.

    1. Dysarthria is a speech disorder caused by disturbance of muscular control. Dysphasia (also called aphasia) is an impairment of language. They often co-exist.

      Strictly speaking, the words anarthria and aphasia mean a total absence of ability to form speech or language but they are often used when dysarthria and dysphasia would be more correct. In particular, dysphasia and aphasia are used interchangeably, with aphasia in more common use.

      Dysphasia can be receptive or expressive. Receptive dysphasia is difficulty in comprehension, whilst expressive dysphasia is difficulty in putting words together to make meaning. In reality there is usually considerable overlap of these conditions but a person who has pure dysarthria without dysphasia would be able to read and write as normal and to make meaningful gestures, provided that the necessary motor pathways are intact.

    2. What difference, at this point, does it make?


    3. What's it called when one is like Quirk and can sometimes make meaningful 'jestures' but can't read or write ?

      Does that make any difference ?


  21. In the two videos I've seen, in particular Doug Saxum's Facebook link, I'm struck by how the people around her are reacting. You have the secret service guys scanning the surround but the people in direct contact with HRC seem to be simply propping her up and trying to hussle her into the vehicle. They don't seem surprised or concerned about her health...

    ...some of the images remind me of those blown away rock stars of the days of yore.

    1. They aren't surprised: She's known for falling on her fat ass FREQUENTLY.

      I'm surprised they didn't take more care to be there to catch her.

      Like this image?

    2. My wife often saw Stevie bouncing off the walls down Wailea way:

    3. Mick's Place:

  22. David Scheiner, an assistant professor at the University of Illinois Medical School who was Obama's personal physician for 22 years, argued in a recent Washington Post op-ed that neither Clinton nor Trump had disclosed enough information given their advanced ages.


    And neither candidate has agreed to a protective pool, an intensive form of media coverage that allows the press to monitor the candidate’s whereabouts at all times -- as the White House press corps does for the president.
    “I'm surprised it's mid-September, just a little more than 8 weeks before Election Day, and neither candidate has a protective pool,” Obama’s first White House secretary, Robert Gibbs, tweeted Sunday. “Protective pool isn't always easy for either candidate or press but there comes a point for each nominee when it must be part of daily life.”

    1. Trump should say fuck the protective pool.

  23. Who we are, according to Hillary:

    1. Judge Jeanine !

      She's MY Heroine !!

    2. Heh heh


      That was a couple days ago.

      Chris Hahn, the Hillary shill, the one with the shifty eyes, says "She's perfectly healthy"....

      Judge Jeanine needs to have him back and bring the health subject up once again.

    3. (I don't think Judge Jeanine is deplorable, I think she is delectable, delightful, delicious, nearly divine.....)


      I LOVE how she can drip sarcasm....

  24. I wonder if Hillary has an underlying Hashimoto's Thyroiditis, where her immune system is beginning to turn against her own body ?

    This would truly be the Justice of the Gods.

    Let her consume herself, as she has consumed so many others.

  25. I've watched more damn video today than ever, thanks to Hillary.

    At 3 minutes into this one there's proof that if Rufus's landslide comes true, it will be because of a nationwide Lesbian Lovefest.

    (Previously aired video, but at much slower motion, revealing the loving interaction.)

    Huma should be armed outside the Oval Office, protecting HER Orifice.

    1. oops:

  26. Muslim Group Wants ‘Islamic Terrorists’ Scrubbed from 9/11 Memorial

    The memorial in question stands in honor of those who died in the terror attacks and those who came to their aid in the aftermath. It begins:

    “On September 11, 2001 nineteen Islamic terrorists unsuspectedly boarded four airliners departing east coast airports to hijack the planes and carry out a series of coordinated attacks on the United States.”

  27. And thank you, Doug.

    Now I know what to properly call what I've been terming her 'black hearse'.....

    It's The Scooby Van....

    1. As in -

      Hillary was hauled into The Scooby Van yet again today after another collapse and taken to an undisclosed location

    2. Perhaps she will be taken in The Scooby Van to The Scooby Clinic, given another Pickle Jar Health Test, successfully open the pre-opened pickle jar, and be declared 'fit to be President' one more time.

      The woman has some real problems.

      The woman's own best interests would indicate she should give it up at this point, go home, and take care of her health concerns.

  28. I have already "fact-checked" Trump's claim that Clinton and Obama were "founders of ISIS" and found it to be true not just because the precipitous U.S. withdrawal created a security vacuum for ISIS to exploit, but because it was the policy of the U.S. government at the time to reinforce and arm the groups that morphed into ISIS, as a now-declassified Defense Intelligence Agency report from August 2012 shows.

    September 09, 2016, 04:40 pm
    The media elites feel that shiver up the spine — and it's not victory

    By Kenneth R. Timmerman, contributor

  29. Hillary Didn’t Stumble -- She Could Not Stand
    September 12, 2016

    A closer look at That Video. More

    De Plorable Unum
    September 12, 2016

    The candidate has become a nonstop apologist for her own blunders. More

    The Clinton campaign made it worse
    September 12, 2016

    This is the beginning of the end of her campaign. More

    American Thinker articles up now

    I think she's finished.

    I can't believe she will risk that first debate.

    She ought to simply bow out as gracefully as possible.

  30. In this video, she's hired a 5 year old as a prop:

    The 5 year old is now being treated for pneumonia.

    1. The little girl is being treated for pneumonia ?

      Good Grief.

    2. It had a better video before, I can't find it now.

      ...not sure about the treatment: Dr. Doug was suggesting it.

    3. Hillary Embraces Child Despite Contagious Pneumonia

      After Hillary Clinton’s “medical episode” today, it was suddenly announced she was diagnosed with pneumonia on Friday.

      But that didn’t stop her from recklessly embracing a child on a New York City street on Sunday, despite the fact that the illness is contagious.

      I see.

      The child is probably being treated as a precaution ?

      Pneumonia patients are generally isolated from people who had it least at first.....

      Hillary, who knew she had it at that time, simply doesn't seem to give a damn about anything other than the photo op.

      We all hope Dear Huma has had her pneumonia shots, available now at our nation's Wal-Green's now.


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    4. Good suggestion, Doctor Doug.

    5. Diagnosed with Pneumonia on Friday, Dr. Rufus suggested she claim she is "Feeling Fine."

      ...til Hillary's "9-11 Incident" got in the way.

    6. Much better video, Bob. least she didn't have a hacking fit all over the poor little girl.

      Why should she?

      She says she's feeling "GREAT"

      What a comeback!

  31. Wal-Green's is a good place to get your shots.

    I go in every year and get the whole Smörgåsbord.

    1. Wal Green's Shots

    2. You should ask Chris Cillizza if he approves.

    3. Dr. Chris Cillizza, that is.

    4. I've given up on Dr. Chris.

      He said just the other day that she was fine, it was all a bunch of conspiracy mongering to question her heath.

      I'm sticking with Quirk's Quality Qwik Cure, an internet clinic, as I have all my long healthy life.

      With QQQC one can get diagnosed right from the comfort of one's computer by answering a few simple nasty needles, x-rays, or blood tests needed....

      Easy credit too.

  32. This afternoon the Hillary Clinton campaign cancelled her trip to California this week, her Hollywood fundraisers and her appearance on the Ellen DeGeneres show.

    The AP reported:

    1. For the record…

      The lamestream reporters were NOT ALLOWED to follow Sick Hillary to her van.
      They were penned in a cage and not allowed to leave.

      After Clinton left the ceremony, the reporters following her on the campaign trail were prevented from leaving the media area for a period of time.

      After Clinton left the ceremony, the reporters following her on the campaign trail were prevented from leaving the media area for a period of time.

    2. In other words, the media suffered internment, like the Japs in WWII.

      I fear what may be in store for Republicans if Hillary wins, and gets her National Police Force.

      And, I'm not joking.

    3. Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.

      1st Amendment

      First the Press, then everybody else.

    4. Possible future headline if Hillary is elected:

      The Roundup of the Deplorables Continues

      Armed resistance continues in Montana, Idaho, Wyoming....

    5. Scattered holdouts remain in Hawaiian lava tubes.....


  34. At an hour and a half it's too long for me tonight, Doug.

    I'll check it out tomorrow.

    Take care over there in Maui....

    Cheers !

    1. Not really bedtime viewing material.
      I'd better stop.


  35. In the two videos I've seen, in particular Doug Saxum's Facebook link, I'm struck by how the people around her are reacting. You have the secret service guys scanning the surround but the people in direct contact with HRC seem to be simply propping her up and trying to hussle her into the vehicle. They don't seem surprised or concerned about her health...

    ...some of the images remind me of those blown away rock stars of the days of yore.