Fareed Zakaria, Trump Derrangement Syndrome and scurriloUS Reasoning

Still watching Fareed Zakaria cnn gps after he defended his defense of Trump's missile attack on scurriloUS reasoning.

At least David Frum and Antony Blinken are contributing some sound, non-terrorUSt reasoning to the terrorUSt-Korean peninsula branch of terrorUSt$' derangement syndrome insomuch as it's possible one can be in possession of non-terrorUSt$ reasoning without being of anti-terrorUSt persuasion.

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"Instead of building a wall, he's running into one ... it's called reality." Antony Blinken

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"You don't commit suicide because you fear dying." David Frum

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... Back to Fareed and media folks like Brian Williams in his income bracket and Democrat Russophobic regime-change warmongers like Howard Dean.  Truth, evidence for truth-seeking, cannot be an ingredient to their reasoning when terrorUSt propaganda subdues their their intellect, their logic, their patience and thereby their conscience.  

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Copied these \/ comments over from Safe Bet's Amy  Syria: Was It Really “A Chemical Weapons Attack”? --Guest Post by Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity since relevant :

Comment by moki ikom yesterday

Thanks for posting this Amy. Of course it was a false flag event. The u.s. mainstream media that sucked up to our terrorUSts' missile attack after the poison gas emissions was shamefully reminiscent of the lying on which feasted the same war-crime enabling u.s. mainstream media that devastated Iraq, drove Iraqi refugees to Syria, destabilizing Syria, the region and beyond.  Free press indeed: free from being responsible for the catastrophic consequences of false, malicious propaganda.

Cmment by moki ikom 8 hours ago

A Critique of ‘False and Misleading’ White House Claims About Syria’s Use of Lethal Gas

By Theodore A. Postol*

The press reported April 4 that a nerve agent attack had occurred in Khan Shaykhun, Syria, during the early morning hours locally on that day. On April 7, the United States carried out a cruise missile attack on Syria ordered by President Trump. It now appears that the president ordered this cruise missile attack without any valid intelligence to support it.

In order to cover up the lack of intelligence to support the president’s action, the National Security Council produced a fraudulent intelligence report on April 11, four days later. The individual responsible for this report was Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster, the national security adviser. ... ---

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professor emeritus of science, technology and national security policy at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a specialist in weapons issue.

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postscript: i've wanted to keep my comments setting to 'everyone',  but j. wolfman among a couple others has succeeded in dispelling that notion from my preferrences.

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Comment by moki ikom on April 16, 2017 at 12:36pm

Most, it seems like all at times, mainstream media folks continue to exhibit no fundamental ideological difference from the (by definition militarist) terrorUSt ideology upon which table is served everything when it comes to 'safeguarding' terrorUSt$ "national interests".

When militarUSt$ terrorism and economics is a factor in contributing to such a significant share of Humanity's ills,, when such terrorism, such ideology, is not otherwise the root factor in such ills and immorality in humanity,, when points of view not aligned with terrorUSt$ ideology are effectively muted into irrelevance: the only thing rising this Easter and Passover is the stench of death and destruction with increasingly diminishing basis for hope that this Christian century will be something better than more of the same culminating in irrevocable ruin and catastrophe.

Comment by JMac1949 Today on April 16, 2017 at 12:39pm

I'll believe it when it happens.

Comment by koshersalaami on April 16, 2017 at 3:17pm

What make$ you $ure that thi$ i$ about to be a Chri$tian century? That'$ certainly not a conclu$ion I'd reach. Frankly, the be$t hope about that i$ the current Pope, who i$ taking Chri$tianity in a good direction. However, a$ young a$ the century i$, are you placing bet$ that thi$ won't be a Mu$lim century? 

By the way, if the de$cription of the chemical $pill is accurate and it came about a$ a re$ult of a bomb hitting a chemical dump, technically that i$ not a fal$e flag operation. For it to be one, $omeone American or allied would have had to have triggered that chemical explo$ion. I don't think that wa$ alleged in Amy'$ po$t. 

Comment by moki ikom on April 16, 2017 at 5:05pm

well ko$h, doe$ the u$e of the dollar $ign only work for you thi$ way? If so, apparently you still have a good chance of using the symbol appropriately just by having good odds of doing so when addressing certain topics: A Chri$tian century? In America for sure.  The Pope might agree that "Chri$tian" is applicable to America generally, but not to Christianity generally. What would you call this point in time if not in the 21st Century Christian Era?  You'd prefer this century be called the 58th century Hebrew Era, 15th Century Islamic era, or what exactly?  

You don't get my use of the dollar sign and you don't want to, fine... turn it into an "s" behind your eyes and you will not lose much of the meaning of the term where the sign is substituted for an "s".  I wouldn't call it facetious so much as just waste of effort to use the dollar sign as you just did to render it meaningless except as a substitute for "s" .

Do you have similar difficulty distinguishing between the way I use US and U.S.; i.e,  not conflating the two even though in conventional usage they are usually conflated?

I wouldn't characterize the event as a chemical spill. Those whose weapons stockpile the chemical cache was, had and have no intention of using such chemicals in any way except false flag killing.  You think otherwise? 

Aside from our human calendar year designations for the century we're in, and taking your word for it that whatever century it is, the century is still young (therefore, not Hebrew, because its year 5777 there), I'd be placing my bet that this is the last century for millennia to come that Earth is to not be a remnant of nuclear warfare.

Comment by nanatehay on April 17, 2017 at 11:22pm

Wow. Why are Hebrew years so much shorter than Christian years?

Comment by moki ikom on April 19, 2017 at 12:59am

From what I gathered from reading about Hebrew years after you asked the question, I'd say the measurement of Hebrew years averages out over a score or so of years to account for same amount of time as Christian years average out to.  One explanantion of the Hebrew year Zero is that it was estimated from using presumed lifespans of biblical, that is mythological, characters beginning with Adam who came into being as an adult, allegedly a horny one at that, at the end a god's week of creating the Universe.  There is no Christian year Zero. There's the year 1BC followed by the year 1AD.

There's a lot on the web about this, here's what i browsed over for this comment:


Why Is This Year 5775 on the Jewish Calendar?

http://www.cgg.org/index.cfm/fuseaction/Library.sr/CT/BQA/k/59/Why-...

Jewish Calendar 

http://www.jewfaq.org/calendar.htm

https://jewishhistorylectures.org/2013/08/07/two-jews-three-opinion...

And then of course wikipedia:

Year zero does not exist in the Anno Domini system usually used to number years in the Gregorian calendar and in its predecessor, the Julian calendar. In this system, the year 1 BC is followed by AD 1. However, there is a year zero in astronomical year numbering (where it coincides with the Julian year 1 BC) and in ISO 8601:2004 (where it coincides with the Gregorian year 1 BC) as well as in all Buddhist and Hindu calendars. … The "basic" format for year 0 is the four-digit form 0000, which equals the historical year 1 BC.

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It's /\ all better than a sleeping pill

 

Comment by koshersalaami on April 19, 2017 at 6:17am

Hebrew years: The Hebrew calendar is a lunar one with a leap month that puts it back into alignment with solar years. That's why most years are short. (The Muslim calendar is strictly lunar so Muslim holidays migrate through the solar year and don't stay on their seasons.)

Regarding Christian century: That would not differentiate this century from most others. When we say "American century" we mean the 20th but not the 19th, and we didn't know the 20th would be the American Century seventeen years in. The idea of there being a Jewish century is ludicrous. There aren't remotely enough Jews. There is maybe one Jew in the world for every hundred Muslims, and Christians outnumber Muslims. There is fewer than one Jew for every sixty Catholics. There are Chinese minorities you've never heard of that are far larger than the worldwide Jewish population. There is one country with a Jewish majority, a country roughly the size of New Jersey and with a smaller population. I can't think of a single major city outside that country with a Jewish majority. On the other hand, there is one hemisphere with a Christian majority - I believe in every country in the entire hemisphere. 

Regarding the purpose of the chemicals:

If the chemicals were in possession of an Al Qaida group and if we can assume the chemicals were for the purpose of being used as weapons, we have no reason to assume that they were for the purpose of a false flag operation. Terrorist organizations do not sign treaties and are considered powerful in proportion to the magnitude of their threat. What is Al Qaida afraid of if they use chemical weapons: making more enemies? 

Regarding dollar sign$:

It's a verbal affectation that interrupts the flow of your writing and makes readers wish you weren't insisting on being cute. It's also heavy handed, sloganistic, and propagandistic. If I read a communist and come across phrases like "paper tiger running dog imperialist lackey" or any part thereof, I assume that at least some of what I'm reading consists of regurgitation and I become dismissive. Given that the purpose of writing is presumably effective communication, do you have evidence that that has proven to be an effective tool? Do your readers compliment you on the ingenuity of its use? Do you have reason to believe that your readers take you more seriously as a result of its use? What does it accomplish?

Comment by moki ikom on April 19, 2017 at 12:44pm

Kosh, trust me, I am not trying to make a case that our moment is one of being in "The Christian Century" in the sense of the most recognized most recently past century which Americans* -especially US *Americans- hubrUSly call "The American Century",  conventionally defined by the Gregorian Calendar wherein non-Christians increasingly prefer 1BC to be 1BCE, and 1AD (Anno Domini) is instead 1CE (Current Era)

 * not to necessarily mean U.S. Americans or citizens of either of the Americas, and, not to exclude US Britains, US Israeli, US Christians, US Jews, US Zionists, US Saudi, US Qatari, US Lithuanians, US Ukainians and even some dissidents/rebels/terrorUSt oppressedf under anti-terrorUSts regimes who are US Syrians, US Russians, US Koreans, US Cubans.

 

 ** a Catholic Church regime sponsored refinement of the Julian Calendar of the time.

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N.S. Gill's Ancient/Classical History Glossary

Updated February 09, 2017

Definition: A.D. is a Latin abbreviation for Anno Domini 'in the year of our Lord,' or, more fully, anno domini nostri Jesu Christi 'the year of our Lord Jesus Christ.'

A.D. is used with dates in the current era, which is considered the era since the birth of Christ.

The counterpart to Anno Domini is B.C. for "Before Christ."

Because of A.D.'s obvious Christian overtones, many prefer to use more secular abbreviations like C.E.

for "Common Era." Many lay publications, like this one, still use A.D.

Although unlike English, Latin is not a word-order language, it is conventional in English writing for A.D. to precede the year (A.D. 2010) so that the translation, read in word order, would mean "in the year of our lord 2010". (In Latin, it wouldn't matter whether it was written A.D. 2010 or 2010 A.D.)

Note: The abbreviation a.d. may also stand for "ante diem" meaning the number of days before the kalends, nones, or ides of a Roman month. The date a.d.XIX.Kal.Feb. means 19 days before the kalends of February. Don't count on the a.d. for ante diem to be lower case. Inscriptions in Latin often appear only in capital letters.

Also Known As: Anno Domini

Alternate Spellings: AD

Examples: In A.D. 61 Boudicca led a rebellion against the Romans in Britain.

If the terms A.D. and B.C. confuse you, think of a number line with A.D. on the plus (+) side and B.C.

on minus (-) side. Unlike the number line, there is no year zero.

Christianity Glossary

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I’d settle for 58th Century on Hebrew Calendar and call it the The Zionist Era.

Comment by moki ikom on April 19, 2017 at 7:12pm

Or our Zionist Century,  which for convenience sake we can say began in earnest in the Hebrew year 5701, seventy-six years ago on the Hebrew calendar, around 1941AD, 1941CE.  Were i Palestinian, Iraqi, Iranian, Syrian, Lebanese, or Jordanian I call it our Zionazi Century and if zionaUSea continues into our Hebrew Calendar's 59th Century on new year 5801 sometime around 2041AD/CE, i'd start getting used to calling it Earth's Zionazi Era, perhaps ZE... second century ZE.

Comment by nanatehay on April 19, 2017 at 9:31pm

I do gotta wonder sometimes why we shackle our foreign policy to an unwavering support of Israel no matter what idiotically self- destructive and blatantly racist stuff that nation happens to be doubling down on. Of course, I only wonder that briefly, because looking at the idiotically self-destructive and blatantly racist stuff we are doubling down on makes me instantly realize, "Doh, Nana, don't be such a moroon!  Israel and the U$ are, obviously, fellow-travelling peas in the same blatantly racist, self-destructive pod." 

 

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