CNN……These letters, so long venerated as the last word in news journalism and ethical standards has been taking more shots lately. The CIA has most recently slapped the News channel down for what it described as “Fake News” concerning an”asset” forced to be extracted from Russia because of Trumps careless handling of Top Secrete information. For the first time in the history of organization, since its days as the OSS (Office of Strategic Services), in world war two, the intelligence service has found it necessary to nail a News outlets hide to the barn door.
What was meant to be a simple hit peace on Trump, bent at describing him as a loose cannon who couldn’t be trusted with confidential information,. expanded to an interdepartmental conflict with American lives in jeopardy.
Wrong move. According to CIA sources, the information in the CNN report was false. FALSE! Ethics? Professionalism, Duty, Honor and personal/professional responsibility could crop up in a more expanded discussion of the press and the lives that are in jeopardy because of ginned-up tripe to bushwhack a sitting president.
The cherry on top is that when the shit hit the proverbial fan, a bunch of the press boys/girls rushed over to the spies house to get more information on all things Russian!
THEY WENT TO HIS HOME! The lead dog in Russia, a shirtless Demigod named Putin, kills those who betray or otherwise displease him. SO THE PRESS DRIVES OVER TO THE SPIES HOUSE! Who knows who was taking up the rear position in following them to their quarry! It could be Boris and Natasha ………….KLIKDAPIK for more……
Even Alexander Putin feels he needs to advise America against taking the Liberal lefts carping too seriously. Why our sworn nemesis is concerned with our cultural wellbeing and political conflict is a mystery. One would think he would be satisfied just letting the U.S. go metastatic with this little infection and eventually devour itself trying to work the “pennies from heaven” economics that are being pushed by the Legion of leftists crowding onto the debate stages of late.
For the first half of my life, (appx. 30 years) I lived under the “sword of Damocles” of nuclear annihilation. I felt the fragility of life and peace between the Soviet Union and the U.S. Some estimations tell us that between the antagonists, the surface of a the Earth could be scoured of life thirty-six times over. The inherent competition between the two nations, and their guiding principles could not have been farther apart nor any more antagonistic. There were moments when we waited breathlessly to know whether we would have to make our peace in about a half hour. The length of time it would take before the first warheads would be detonating over cities of the two countries.
Direct confrontations between the two nuclear powers was unthinkably treacherous so conflicts were fought out by proxy. Like a grim game of wack-a-mole each power struck out wherever the opposition was trying to influence countries to align with communism or conversely, with Democracy. When things got too hot and wars broke out, they would be fought “on behalf” of one or the other superpower.
Now Cubans are in Venezuela and a few Russians too.. This is the first significant intercession of Russians in this neck of the woods since the “Cuban Missile Crisis” circa ’61, that literally had the world minutes from a planet skinned of life.
If not for the intercession of Russian forces, the transition of power in Venezuela would be finished. Maduro was attempting to catch a flight out of town. He was kickin’ rocks, he was fading into the sunset….. BUTT! the Ruskies said no, and convinced Maduro to stay. Prolonging the agony of the Venezuelan people. For more KLIKDAPIK below
The “Monroe Doctrine” proclaims “keep your hands off the western hemisphere.”. Good pragmatic reasoning says it is ill advised to play in your neighbors back yard when he hates you and might shoot you if you do. But Mr. Putin in particular, is not the most delecute of blossoms. The old ex-KGB is as much a bully-boy as Trump, so when he comes around our back door we take note.
CLINTON REFUSES TO DENY SHE RECIEVED 400 MILLION DOLLARS FROM PUTIN WHILE SHE WAS THE SECRETARY OF STATE UNDER OBAMA
400 million dollars passing between Vladimir Putin and Hillary Clinton doesn’t seem an amount worthy of media attention.
IF AN ENEMY SPEAKS THE TRUTH the truth will be uncorrupted. It might be hard medicine to gag down, but the truth is what it is…..Even if Beelzebub is the messenger. KLIKDAPIK
The swabbie at the tiller has put us on the rocks. Although entertaining and life-threatening, corrections must be made. The of primary problems is filling the gaping hole left on the map of the middle east. An instant and there is some despot to fill the void.
A germ of a story is coalescing around doubts a senior EU diplomats belief has that Barack Obama is mentally unstable. The mental condition of any individual is nuanced with more facets than a dodecahedron. Many different kinds of mental discomfort from mere neurosis to blown out psychosis (total abandonment of reality). I do not believe our fearless leader is diagnosably mentally ill.
As a therapist (retired) I can submit that you can be mentally unstable and not be mentally ill. The diagnosis that most readily applies to president Obama is Narcissistic Personality Disorder. Virtually every presidential candidate now and in the past has shown signs of narcissism. Every human being has some aspects of narcissim. For a lack of any concern for self baits tragedy.
What kind of person tries to be the most powerful man on the planet? A narcissist of course! I doubt that you could win a presidential election without a good dollop of self consumption to fuel the fervor.
Such narcisstic types are very often attractive and charismatic Charisma that tends to wear thin as soon as it’s gets him what he wants. In general such a personality is interpersonally exploitive and real shallow in empathy for others. They will “feel your pain” if it gets them what they want. They will lie if it gets them what they want, and tell the truth if it gets them what they want. There is no distinction between truth and untruth in the mind of the narcissist There is only the question; “does it get me what I want?” Every criminal to a greater or lesser degree,has narcissistic aspects in his/her personality. All things are on a continuum in the emotional landscape of people. Nothing is cut and dried. This self consumption can be quite dysfunctional when the internal picture blocks out real-world.
Greatness often come to the man with the narcissistic bent, or a jail cell. The sense that they don’t have to follow the same strictures as the rest of us, their lack of empathy with others, their love of power and control all serve to compel the personality toward what ever object is their desire. An aside at this juncture submits that many career criminals are caught during periods of ‘super confidence’ when they feel they have gotten one over on the “the man”. These periods of feeling invulnerable reveal that they are blind to the reality of their situation.
The POTUS is, as are most who attain that post, narcisstic. Sometimes he seems utterly disconnected from reality. But he sees that he is a night on shining armor, possessing of special insight and knowledge that others do not have. This thinking constitutes a “blind spot” where what he believes has obscured what is real. A Russian general swaggered into an American Headquarters and announced that in an hour the Russians were going to begin air activities in Syria and that we are to “get out of the way” a week prior to this interview. It is obvious, Putin just slapped Obama in the face.
When asked about his consideration of Obama’s critical opinion of his recent Ukraine moments, Putin cracked not so wise with a smart-ass comment. It was not funny, witty or intelligent. He did not care enough to craft a witticism. He did not take a moment to consider his statement. He was not worried about Obama’s wrath. The leader of the Not-so-free world was more than disrespectful of our president, he was DISMMISSIVE!
I think it is a bad case of the millennium generations compulsive fixation on being insulted by this or that thing, person or event. You say “Good morning” and the petulant one will reply “What you mean by that?” Prince Charles has been taken to task for talking nasty to his/our supposed enemy. Hey! There is a path that Putin and Hitler shared. Hitler’s annexation of Austria. When he moved into Austria there was a strong base of people who considered themselves to be German. Needless to say resistance was spotty when the Sour Kraut moved in. Same thing with Putin and the Ukraine/Crimea moves he has made of late. A lot of those occupied wouldn’t mind the benefits of being under the wing of the Russians. Since they consider themselves Russian. So everybody pick a side and start sounding BIASED please. You know, like you got a pair! My issue is that I want uncle Pooty to take me camping. And I feel a little guilty that I hate those trips to the Library with Auntee Obama!
Upon the query, “Why is Putin doing this?” In response to the imminent invasion of the Ukraine, it should be stated, because he can. Putin ex-KGB hard-line cold warrior has always pined for the glory days of a Soviet empire. Much of the area is already aligned with Russia, as Austria was partial to annexation when occupied by Germany prior to WWII. So it won’t be particularly heavy lifting militarily. The most accommodating factor in this balled-up mess of a foreign intrigue is none other than Barack Obama himself. His gradual build-up (it was so successful in Viet Nam