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Killary's 'hacking fits' are out of control: Questions about her health status are legitimate

© The American Mirror
At last.....the real culprit behind 'cough a lot' Clinton is finally revealed....

Comment: The Duran's Alex Christoforou summed it up nicely:
Maybe Hillary Clinton's terrible cough is not a sickness or lingering symptom from her stroke and blood clot in the brain. Maybe Hillary's cough is psychosomatic. Maybe Hillary's cough is a physical symptoms occurring for psychological reasons. Maybe Hilary's cough is her "tell"...a physical reaction to the ridiculous, dangerous lies that come out of her mouth. Maybe her body begins to cough uncontrollably as a warning signal to her (and to us) that lies have consequences. Maybe Hillary is human, does have a conscience...and the cough is the last remnants of that conscience remaining in what has become a rotting and corrupt shell of a body.

Yesterday Hillary lasted for all but 7 questions from the press (on board her shiny new plane), until her coughing surfaced again...forcing Hillary to abruptly excuse herself. The cause of her coughing...more lies about Russian hacking, Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump. Hillary's cough will go away for good when she does these four things:
  1. Admits that the Russian hacking story was a made up thing, created by her marketing team to divert attention away from her cheating during the Democratic primaries
  2. Admits that Vladimir Putin is a democratically elected statesman, and one of the few leaders trying to enforce international law and geo-political stability
  3. Admits that the Clinton Foundation is a pay-to-play slush fund that took in billions in exchange for political favors
  4. Admits that she murdered Gaddafi, destroyed Libya, funded ISIS terrorists, invaded Syria with jihadist radicals, and instigated a coup in Honduras.
Once Hillary Clinton comes clean and admits to her crimes, then her cough will finally go away. No lozenges or cough syrup will help Hillary. Only the truth can cure this psychosomatic disorder. Until then, every time Hillary spews out dangerous lies, this will happen...

When questions were raised about Barack Obama's birth, and whether he was actually eligible to be president of the United States, he brushed the questions aside as if answering them was beneath the dignity of a prince of the crown. He let the questions fester for years before putting them to rest.

It's still not clear why he did that. He preferred to accuse inquiring minds that wanted to know of racism and bigotry, as if the peasants had no right to ask questions about the crown prince. The presidency is the most precious honor Americans can bestow on one of their own, but Mr. Obama treated the gift as nothing more than a trinket he was entitled to, and who were these uppity people to question him?

Only racists, bigots, mean-spirited zealots, right-wing fanatics and white Christians who couldn't appreciate the heavenly music of the call to evening prayer at the mosque would do that. Even the mildest criticism, of the sort that every president before him had to endure, was dismissed as disrespect, even racism.

Comment: Killary has a long history of health issues, including a fall in June 2009, in which she broke her elbow, requiring surgery. She is known as a hard drinker, which might explain some of the balance issues she exhibits. (According to Patti Solis Doyle, a close confidante, she likes wine and that Russian-communist favorite: vodka.) She has also been on a variety of blood-thinning medications since 1998 to combat deep vein thrombosis (first Lovenox, then Coumadin, side-effects of which include blurred vision and confusion, not to mention increased risk from minor injuries due to excessive bleeding). This became especially serious after developing a clot in her neck after a fall and a concussion she suffered in December 2012.

The most recent speculations are over Killary's recent string of coughing fits (follow the link to see a chronological list of 8 hacking fits from this year, with videos, if you have the tolerance for that much Killary). After the latest, yesterday, Clinton jokingly blamed Trump: "Every time I think about Trump I get allergic." (Too kind - it was probably Putin-weaponized Russian flower pollen...) The media has been strangely protective of these episodes, cutting away when they go on.

Those who raise questions in the mainstream media such as Dr. Drew Pinsky who had a show on CNN and David Seaman who wrote for Huffington Post have been censored. David Seamean's articles have been scrubbed from the web and his articles are not longer being accepted at HuffPo. Dr. Pinsky's show was canceled one week after raising concerns about Hillary's dodgy health.

If in her supposed "right mind", Killary is a warmongering harpy at the service of the elite, poised to plunge the world into total war, imagine the horror of a brain-damaged, drugged-up Killary in the Oval Office.

Eye 1

Pathology, incorporated: The facade of American democracy

With the rigged Democratic presidential nomination behind us, the US election reality show continues. The mass media is creating sensations around what has become a national embarrassment with this contest of the lesser of the two crazies. On the one hand we have Donald Trump, depicted as a quintessential narcissist and on the other, Hillary Clinton who is often portrayed as a sociopath. Hype is created by putting these labels on the candidates, pitting one personality disorder against the other.

This is a corporate sponsored election charade doing business as usual and distracting people from the real power behind the veil. In The Corporation: The Pathological Pursuit of Profits and Power, filmmaker and law professor Joel Bakan (2004) examined the consistent character attributes of corporations and concludes that if they were a human, they are a textbook example of a psychopath.


Hillary Clinton: Political psychopath, career criminal, root of all corruption (VIDEOS)

Throughout her entire private and public career, Hillary Clinton has proven herself to be a perfect politician. In other words, she has shown herself to have no moral scruples, to be duplicitous, corrupt, arrogant, greedy, aggressive, self-serving. She is a pathological liar, an inveterate cheat, a war-loving political murderer, and an opportunistic shill who makes herself available to the highest bidder. These two videos from Anonymous's YouTube channel are devastating.

Comment: Further reading:


Putin Derangement Syndrome: The August 2016 propaganda roundup

In which I collect all the examples of this strange mental defect that have caught my attention in the month of August in the seventeenth year of The New American Century.

© National Review
Vladimir Nosferatuvich Putin
A new meme?

Vladimir Nosferatuvich Putin

Putin is winning the U.S. election

Hillary Clinton says "We know that Russian intelligence services, which is part of the Russian government which is under the firm control of Vladimir Putin, hacked into the DNC. And we know that he arranged for a lot of those e-mails to be released." (Director of National Intelligence James Clapper would call this "hyperventilating" but what's he know?).

Anne Applebaum informs us : "This time the goal is to disrupt the American election, discredit the process and, if possible, elect Donald Trump as President of the United States.All available evidence now points to Russian involvement in a thorough hack of the Democratic National Committee."

Speaking of "all available evidence", the WaPo tells us the lack of "fingerprints" is the evidence; CBS says the presence of "fingerprints" is the evidence. One or the other, I guess: but it's all "evidence", isn't it?

A "scholar of Russian espionage and political subversion" informs us" "For the first time since the 1950s, Russian subversion of the American political process has become a presidential campaign issue.

Jill Stein of the Green Party has been contaminated by Putin.

They're everywhere: "Putin's Pawns: Beware the Hillary Clinton-Loathing, Donald Trump-Loving Useful Idiots of the Left ."

Comment: When collected together, the orchestrated smearing of Russia and its leader in the media is pretty obvious.


Flores interview: Turkey's Syria gambit is fourth-generation warfare at its finest

Comment: Flores offers a great analysis of the situation in Syria re: Turkey. Not only that, he makes clear the major challenges inherent in any analysis of geopolitical events. We are always dealing with incomplete information. That doesn't make analysis impossible, but it definitely inspires humility.

Turkey's seizure of multiple villages from the so-called "Syrian Democratic Forces," i.e., US-backed Kurds has put into question the fate of Kurdish forces in and around Aleppo. What's more, discussion has opened as to whether or not Damascus and Ankara have reached a deal trading "Kurds and terrorists for Aleppo," thus heightening cooperation between the two countries in attaining strategic objectives which were diametrically opposed just several months ago.

Analysts have been split in their assessments of Euphrates Shield operation and its implications for Turkish-Russian rapprochement and the dynamics on the ground in Syria. While some appraised Turkey's adventure, its involvement of "FSA" forces, and its supposed backing by the US coalition represented by Joe Biden as signs of post-coup Turkish treachery, others suggested that the campaign could not have begun, much less advanced so far, without coordination and at least tacit agreement with Damascus, Moscow, and Tehran.

Comment: Further reading:

Bad Guys

Who's behind the campaign to blame Putin for everything?

Hardly a day goes by without some "news" about the Russian "threat," and in the past twenty-four hours the hate-on-Russia campaign seems to have picked up speed. After learning from Hillary Clinton that Vladimir Putin is not only responsible for the Trump campaign, but also for the "global nationalist movement" that yanked the British out of the European Union, mainstream media are telling us that Russian interlopers are supposedly invading our electoral process by hacking into voter databases. The Washington Post "reports":

"Hackers targeted voter registration systems in Illinois and Arizona, and the FBI alerted Arizona officials in June that Russian hackers were behind the assault on the election system in that state.

"The bureau told Arizona officials that the threat was 'credible' and severe, ranking as 'an 8 on a scale of 1 to 10,' said Matt Roberts, a spokesman for the secretary of state's office.

"As a result, Secretary of State Michele Reagan shut down the state voter registration system for almost a week."

So the Russkies are invading the American polity, launching a cybernetic assault on the very basis of our democracy? Really? Well, no, as becomes apparent when the reader gets down in the weeds and exercises his critical faculties, if such exist. Because by the time we arrive at paragraph five of this "news" story, we learn that:

"It turned out that the hackers did not succeed in compromising the state system or even any county system, but rather had managed to steal the user name and password for one Gila County elections official."

Oh, but never mind that nothing much happened and no data was altered, because:

"Nonetheless, the revelation comes amid news that the FBI is investigating suspected foreign hacks of state election computer systems, and earlier this month warned states to be on the alert for intrusions."

"Russian" hackers have now been magically transformed into "suspected foreign hacks": we aren't supposed to notice this shift in attribution because, after all, the FBI is supposedly putting its imprimatur on this conspiracy theory. Except they aren't: nowhere in the story does the FBI confirm that the Russians or any foreign actors are behind this.

Comment: There will be no all-out nuclear conflict with Russia. US suggestions to that effect are merely a continuation of 'the nuclear threat' which the US has used to keep vassals in line since 1945.

However, another reason for this rise in the "Russian hacker" meme (which is actually just an extension of the "Chinese hacker" meme) is to provide a plausible lie that can be used to 'excuse' the coming, inevitable economic winter.

Red Flag

Is Putin the new Stalin?

© Unknown
Last week, an optician from my home town, let's call him 'Bernard,' posted a link on Facebook to a radio show I participated in from Moscow. There was nothing unusual about that, but some of the comments below the line were startling.

Particularly from a man I admire in other walks of life, who will be known as 'Tom' for the purposes of this op-ed. Tom is as bright as a button, well read, and is a high achiever but his prejudices when it comes to Russia are badly misinformed.

"Russia (is) probably the most corrupt nation on the planet. Putin is in the same league as Stalin. Sorry, I have no time for their leadership. A tiny number of oligarchs have usurped the wealth of a huge country. All are friends of Putin," Tom wrote on Bernard's page.

My initial reaction was that his statement essentially regurgitated talking points from numerous BBC 'exposes' on Putin's Russia. Which does go to show the influence of the British state broadcaster.

Bad Guys

The absurdity of Hillary Clinton blaming Putin for vast 'far-right conspiracy' in the U.S.

© ABC / Jimmy Kimmel Live
It is now obvious that the Clinton Foundation's primary function was always as a shell organization to facilitate the exchange of money for favors.

It seems that among the few certainties in life, along with death and taxes, is the inevitability of a political scandal involving at least one member of the Clinton family. Just as certain as the scandals themselves are the inevitable denials, obfuscations and absurdist attempts to change the subject which follow in their wake. So it comes as no surprise that, after easily the worst week of her campaign thus far, Clinton is attempting to throw a giant red herring into the news cycle by floating the specter of an insidious and vast, "Alt-Right" conspiracy within the Trump campaign.

Indeed, as things presently stand she desperately needs to have the media pivot off of its recent focus on the transparently corrupt dealings of the Clinton Foundation. Even traditionally die hard liberals are now openly calling for her to end her association with the Foundation. This may have to do with the fact that it is now obvious that the foundation's primary function was always as a shell organization to facilitate the exchange of money for favors, quite literally the selling of influence. These revelations are extremely damaging to a candidate that is already profoundly mistrusted by the majority of the American electorate.

Comment: Clinton blames Trump supporters for 'dark conspiracies' but then follows with her own 'paranoid fever dream' about Putin controlling America's nationalist movement,
The godfather of this global brand of extreme nationalism is Russian President Vladimir Putin.... Trump himself heaps praise on Putin and embrace pro-Russian policies. He talks casually of abandoning our NATO allies, recognizing Russia's annexation of Crimea, and of giving the Kremlin a free hand in Eastern Europe more generally.

American presidents from Truman to Reagan have rejected the kind of approach Trump is taking on Russia. We should, too.
So while Clinton tries to position herself as the 'protector of the vulnerable' we know what to expect from her: more war and more victims. Also see: Funnily enough, Hillary's supporters aren't even sure what the alt-right is:


Washington's Sunni myth and the Middle East undone

Comment: Malik offers a detailed and fairly insightful analysis of what's going on in Syria and Iraq. However, he hasn't quite escaped from the lies of the Western propaganda machine. Even then, his analysis shows that even if you accept much of the West's propaganda narrative, it is not enough to rationally justify any of the U.S.'s policy choices when it comes to Syria. The narrative is self-defeating. Of course, it's that way on purpose, because their real goals are diametrically opposed to their professed goals. But if enough people saw this, it would at least be a bit more of a challenge for the U.S. to destroy Syria like it did to Libya and countless other countries over the past couple generations. See part 1 here: The Syrian and Iraqi wars: Washington's myth of Sunni/Shia sectarianism

A Westerner with extensive on-the-ground experience in Syria and Iraq tackles conventional Western views of the civil wars in Iraq and Syria and proposes a dramatic rethinking of the region.

Editor's Note: This is the second of two articles on this topic, the
first of which was published last week. There has been some controversy over my decision to allow this author to write under a pen name. I know the author's identity and while his arguments are surely controversial, I am confident in his sourcing and subject matter expertise. I carefully considered his request to use a pen name. I decided that this case reasonably meets the standards for such protection published on our site. The author, in my view, can reasonably and seriously fear for his professional employment and safety publishing under his real name. -RE

I was not surprised to see my first article greeted with so much outrage by those who adhere to the conventional Western narrative of the civil wars in Iraq and Syria as well as the larger tumult of the Middle East. In truth, these conflicts are not so easily defined by the easy sectarian narrative offered in the Western press. I argued that Western elites were surrendering to and even embracing the Saudi definition of what Sunni identity should mean. And I provided accounts of the conflicts in Syria and Iraq that do not comport with what you likely have been reading in the newspapers.


The Ankara-Tehran-Moscow (ATM) coalition

© Umit Bektas/Reuters
Turkish soldiers on an armoured vehicle are seen in Karkamis on the Turkish-Syrian border in the southeastern Gaziantep province, Turkey, August 25, 2016.
So Turkish President, a.k.a. Sultan Recep Tayyip Erdogan is about to make a high-profile visit to Tehran - the date has not yet been set - to essentially kick start the ATM (Ankara-Tehran-Moscow) coalition in Syria.

Anyone as much as hinting at such a massive geopolitical tectonic shift a few weeks ago would be branded a madman. So how did the impossible happen?

A major strategic game-changer- Russia using an airfield in Iran to send bombers against jihadis in Syria - had already taken place, with its aftermath spectacularly misreported by the usual, clueless US corporate media suspects.

Then, there's what Turkey's Prime Minister, Binali Yildirim, said last Saturday in Istanbul: "The most important priority for us is to stop the bloodshed [in Syria] as soon as possible." The rest are irrelevant "details."

Yildirim added Ankara now agrees with Moscow that Bashar al-Assad "could" - and that's the operative word - stay in power during a political transition (although that's still highly debatable). Ankara's drive to normalize relations with Moscow had an 'important share' in this 'policy shift'.

The 'policy shift' is a direct consequence of the failed military coup in Turkey. Russian cyber-surveillance aces - in action 24/7 after the downing of the Su-24 last November - reportedly informed Turkish intelligence a few hours before the fact. NATO, as the record shows, was mum.

Even minimalist optics suggests 'Sultan' Erdogan was extremely upset that Washington was not exactly displeased with the coup. He knows how vast swathes of the Beltway despise him - blaming him for not being serious in the fight against ISIS and for bombing the YPG Kurds - Pentagon allies - in Syria. The record does show Erdogan has mostly ignored ISIS - allowing non-stop free border crossing for ISIS goons as well as letting Turkish business interests (if not his own family) profit from ISIS' stolen Syrian oil.

Compared to Washington's attitude Moscow, on the other hand, warning Erdogan about serious, concrete facts on the ground in the nick of time. And for Erdogan, that was highly personal; the putschists reportedly sent a commando to kill him when he was still in Marmaris.

Fast forward to Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Zarif's surprise visit two weeks ago to Ankara. Zarif and his counterpart Mevlut Cavusoglu did discuss serious options by which the budding ATM coalition could come up with a viable exit strategy in Syria. One week later Cavusoglu went to Tehran and talked again to Zarif for five hours.

It's an uphill battle - but doable. Tehran knows very well IRGC officers as well as Hezbollah, Iraqi and Afghan fighters were killed in the Syrian war theater, and that shall not be in vain. Ankara for its part knows it cannot afford to remain forever trapped in an ideological dead end.