Dean Henderson is a friend, fellow blogger and author of interesting books still available on Amazon. Without warning, Dean had his blog removed by WordPress on Tuesday. I called him last night to verify that he didn’t take it down voluntarily. The message said: “This blog has been archived or suspended in accordance with our Terms of Service. For more information and to contact us please read this support document.”
I, for one, will miss reading Dean’s blog entries. Funny, yesterday just after I called him the UPS truck stopped to deliver two of his books to me. Hang in there, Dean.
I’ve been struggling to find a way to make sense of the increasingly frequent opinions/comments here at POM that propose, with little or no evidence, that America’s foreign wars are staged; essentially fake.
I offer one piece of evidence to refute this notion. The eyewitness account in the above link seems genuine enough to me. The author has a lifetime of first-hand knowledge and a consistent anti-war message offered to all who will listen.
So, I offer this as a challenge to the proponents of “wars are not real” to post some evidence of their own. I am open to changing my mind, but not based solely on the opinion of anyone that can’t bring a few tidbits of reality that we may all examine.
What have you got to share?
In the meantime, I will repeat my pathetically ineffective call for “No More Endless War.”
Global Warfare: “We’re Going to Take out 7 Countries in 5 Years: Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, Libya, Somalia, Sudan & Iran..” – Global ResearchGlobal Research – Centre for Research on Globalization
US Defense Secretary Mark T. Esper described the assassination of GeneralSoleimani as a “decisive defensive action” while confirming that the operation ordered by Donald Trump had been carried out by the Pentagon. “The game has changed” said Defense Secretary Esper. – Michel Chossudovsky, January 4, 2019
OK, it is time to fess up here. I have a Facebook account and check it daily. I watch TV, though not news. I like intrigue and good acting, and there is not much to be had. I am currently watching Season Three of Bosch, the detective created by Michael Connelly, and played sort of okay by Titus Welliver. (I think the lead character should be taller and have more muscular legs. This guy is supposedly a former Green Beret but looks more like a Lt. Detective Fife. [Now that I published that I realized it is false. Welliver is a very muscular man.]
This has nothing to do with Bosch. It’s not like Game of Thrones, where they routinely kill off lead actors. Bosch always wins. Boring. What I notice, and I know we all do, is that every time Bosch ends up in court, the judge is either going to be a woman, or a black, usually both. Why do they do that? It is so predictable. If I ever see a white male judge on TV, as we have in real life, I think it will signal end times.
While most Americans were following the fake impeachment
hearings Congress was quietly reauthorizing the 2001 Patriot Act. Without action it would have expired in
December. Yes, enough House Democrats
joined Republicans to keep it in play at least until March, 2020.
There was no appetite to eliminate Section 215 of the 2001 Patriot Act, probably one of the most controversial elements of the Act. Section 215 authorizes mass phone – including text messages – records collection by the NSA.
Mark and others have demonstrated how the climate
change narrative has been doctored and promoted by a multi-disciplinary team of
liars that serve the collection of oligarchs presently anxious to begin their
turn partying in the driver’s seat. But will the new, green economy do the
trick? Will climate change create the hysteria needed to inflate the next
global economic bubble and transition us into a new world order – much like the
old-world order — that is less dependent on perpetual war and violence against
the non-compliant? Can the ruling class reach consensus?
Privatization, deregulation and austerity
(neoliberal principles) have served the uber-rich since the 1970s at the
expense of everyone else. Countries rich in oil and other natural treasures
have suffered most. Wealth has
accumulated at the top, stolen in the usual manner, at gunpoint, by the proxy
armies of NATO and private mercenaries and international NGOs, funded by the
U.S. defense budget and laundered money from gun-running, drugs, trafficking
and gambling, all channeled through global banks like the BIS, IMF and World
As we approach another yet another fake ceremony pretending
that 9/11 was not an inside job, I’ve been thinking of the coincidence of that
date and the other significant events that happened on that date. September 11 is not just a date to remember
because of the 2001 razing of the Twin Towers and Building #7 in New York
City. It also commemorates the
anniversary of 1) the birth of neoliberalism and 2) the military coup in Chile
ordered by Sec. of State Henry Kissinger and executed by the CIA.
Duly elected president of Chile, Salvador Allende,
was forced out, replaced by General Augusto Pinochet, and later
assassinated. The primary objective of
the September 11, 1973 coup was the neoliberal economic transformation, which led
to rapid price increases for basic goods and looting of the nation’s most
valuable natural resource, copper. But even
more important, perhaps, was the denigration of national sovereignty – creating
a vassal state ruled by a puppet dictator.