Sean Hannity is a TERRORIST

Alex Christoforou and Alexander Mercouris discuss the on air meltdown of Fox News host Sean Hannity on Thursday night, where his viewers witnessed the host screaming about how Trump [the US Government] should “bomb the hell of out Iran” for downing an American drone. Hannity lashed out at Fox News contributor and long time friend Geraldo Rivera, who advocated for restraint and diplomacy. Rivera rightfully insisted that Iran’s side of the story must be heard and even mentioned [civilian] Iranian Air Flight 655, which was downed by the US military on July 1988. “A strong message needs to be sent that a huge price will be paid if you take on the United State of America,” Hannity shouted. “Simple peace through strength, and it works.” Hannity continued, “they shot an American drone out of the air, they are not getting away with it.” Fox News’ Tucker Carlson praised the US President for resisting calls for military action.

My Comment: A great thing about the Trump presidency is that the US audience, inherently indoctrinated and tribal, have the rare opportunity to see who the warmongers and war profiteers are. These people are infiltrated in all layers of society, from the entertainment industry, to artists, journalists, politicians, think tanks, and trans-national business conglomerates. Alex Christoforou brings up the episode in which the Turkish military took down a [manned] Russian military jet near the Syrian-Turkish border; and how both parties talked to each other and diplomatically resolved the regrettable event – no trade sanctions, no bellicose statements, no military posturing against each other – on the contrary, diplomatic and military cooperation. Presumably, in the minds of sub-humans like Hannity, who foam at the mouth with fake emotion and sophistry in their satanic desire to see the US involved in another war, dialog and peaceful solutions are a blasphemy. Also notice that Hannity [a fiscal conservative] has no problem with Keynesianism [Government deficit spending] so long as the money is spent on the means of death, but should Government deficit funds be spent on the means of life [hospitals, schools, railways], that type of Keynesianism is just wrong…

The Evangelical Christians [the Christian Zionists] who have brain orgasms over fulfilling their [heretical and genocidal] end times prophecy by having the US destroy any sovereign nation state that Israel deems a “threat,” need to look themselves in the mirror and see that they’re in fact worshiping Mammon, not Jesus Christ, for Mammon is the god of greed and unlawful gain, and I can’t think of a more serious crime than war profiteering, which translates into death and misery. War profiteering truly is the apex of all sin. The struggle against these [inhuman] preachers of war will never be powerful enough if it rests purely on utilitarian arguments and perspectives – the struggle MUST also be spiritual, otherwise, it will not succeed…

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Trump vs Iran, Reality vs PR

In this podcast from June 20th, Alexander Mercouris and Alex Christoforou of the Duran discuss the Iranian strike against the US automated spy plane [whom Teheran says it was violating the country’s sovereign air space, while Trump maintains it was in international waters], the involvement of foreign powers into the conflict [Russia and China], plus other implications, like Trump’s re-election campaign and the international price of crude. Tucker Carlson is invoked as a [lone] voice in the mainstream media, a voice of reason, which nails the neocons as the crazy, warmongers they are.

My Comment: Trump’s schizoid foreign policy will be his downfall. In a piece by Elijah Magnier, the following scenario is asserted – that Trump tried to get Teheran’s blessing to bomb two or three sites, so that the US could save same face after the spy plane’s knockdown. Elijah Magnier’s source says that the Iranian Government categorically rejected the offer, even an attack against an empty sandy beach in Iran would trigger a missile launch against US objectives in the Gulf.

I use the term schizoid to refer to Trump’s policy because that best describes it, in my opinion. The Donald is trying to serve more than one master and ancient wisdom tells us what comes about from such foolish attempts. Donald Trumps puts the most deranged mercenaries and war criminals in charge of key Government positions, ditto for all the corporate stooges he put in charge of economic policy, and then tries to comport himself as a rude, hard-ass, but ultimately sensible and even-handed guy. There’s nothing honorable in this strategy. In fact, this type of behavior is called political prostitution. Ironically enough, Trump’s not the best at it [political whoring]. Other US presidents have engaged in it, even with Iran, and had better outcomes than Trump – who pushed his usual strong-man approach and got tangled up in the nets instead.

Even if the automated US spy plane was approaching the end of its [functional] life, as a rumor goes, Iran has clearly shown its capabilities and – more importantly – the will to defend the sovereignty of its borders, land, water, and air. Lindsey Graham, the terrorist US senator, has made more bellicose statements against Iran, and Tucker Carlson rightly taxed him for it.

In the end, Trump will have no choice but to pick a master, and I’m convinced he will dump all the reasonable pledges made on foreign policy in order to save his hide and fortune, which ultimately rest in the hands of Wall-Street and the Deep State.

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The Duran: Trump snubs Corbyn, Johnson snubs Trump, but Farage & the Queen meet Trump

The Duran’s Alex Christoforou and Editor-in-Chief Alexander Mercouris discuss the US President’s trip to the UK. Trump sounded off on Brexit, he declined to meet with Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn who then spoke at an anti-Trump rally. Conservative leader front runner, Boris Johnson, snubbed a meeting with the US President, saying he was too busy. Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage did meet with Trump who is a “believer in Brexit.”

London’s SJW mayor Sadiq Khan had a public meltdown over Trump’s visit, for which Trump tweeted at Khan, ridiculing his track record and height. And then there was the ‘scandal’ that erupted because Donald Trump touched the Queen. Christoforou and Mercouris go on to discuss the UK’s dependency on the United States and its fate outside the EU with respect to the hegemon and its blacklisted companies like Huawei.

My comment: I agree with Alexander Mercouris that Trump isn’t interested in a neoliberal world order, but I disagree that Trump is interested in a world of sovereign states that negotiate hard with each other. If a country negotiates hard, instead of caving in to the US, the war hawks in power [less concerned with euphemistic language] go on to blacklist foreign companies [Huawei, Gazprom, the National Iranian Oil Company, Petróleos de Venezuela S.A. and others], government institutions [the IRGC] and heads of state [Nicolas Maduro].

Trump is interested in a world of client states obedient first and foremost to Washington, and not anyone else. To contrast it to Obama’s stance of – hey, UK, stick in the EU, because we negotiate with the EU, and if you exit, you’ll be pushed down the list of priorities… Trump says, if the EU as a political organization won’t bend to Washington’s demands [demands, not requests, because requests don’t have threats associated with them], then we’ll negotiate directly with the EU member states [and their parties] to oppose the EU from within.

There’s nothing wrong with bilateralism, but we can clearly see that Washington is trying to keep the European states economically and militarily dependent on the US – while demanding they take a belligerent stance against Russia, China, Iran, Venezuela, and to a lesser extent Turkey, at least for now. Should Britain get a more independent PM, his or her foreign policy will have to be that of bringing the influence of other great powers in the region, in order to shrink the USA’s grip over it.

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The Duran: Rise of the Euroskeptics, Rise of the Greens

European Parliament elections have concluded across the EU, with results showing a surging rise of conservative right Euroskeptic parties, Green and Liberal parties. The pro-EU center left and center right have lost their combined majority. Alex Christoforou and Alexander Mercouris discuss the implications of these surprise results.

My Comment: In a stunning result, Nigel Farage’s Brexit party won the most seats in the EU parliament, 29 vs Labour’s 10 and the Tories’ four. Everyone saw how the elites [left, right, and center] tried to sabotage the exit procedure. Everyone saw the lack of backbone. Everyone saw the lies, the doublespeak, and the tergiversations.

I welcome the harsh punishment the Conservative party received. May those crooks receive the same in national elections. As for the so-called party of Labour, it has already become a minor faction in UK political life. If Corbyn doesn’t want to go down in history as the Judas he has proven himself to be thus far, beginning with his 180 degree turn from his convictions as a Bennite [aka. pro national sovereignty] in his youth, he should negotiate with Farage’s party for a hard Brexit, and in exchange, Farage should back a dirigist economic policy, designed not to impede, but enhance labour, commerce, and enterprise.

I can already hear the critics? What? Are you nuts? Farage will never go for that! He’s a tory! He doesn’t want state intervention! I remember Enoch Powell, a staunch capitalist and free marketeer, defending on national television the [Government owned and Government managed] NHS. I can also invoke the philosophy of Carl Menger, the founder of the Austrian School of Economics, in defence of my suggestion, that capitalists and socialists can find common ground. Here is Carl Menger’s absolutely respectable and sensible view on the State’s role in the economy, alongside my suggestions for a set of Non-Marxist Socialist and Georgist policies. Note: the first link deals more with local government reforms, while the second link contains suggestions for a radical, post-EU & post-NATO Bulgaria, proposals which can be extrapolated to the UK.

I realize that such a scenario is highly implausible, but for the sake of argument, let me finish my logic. There is no middle ground on Brexit, not even in the eyes of voters. You’re either for hard Brexit or against Brexit. If Labour would dump its soft Brexit stance and harden it ahead of recall elections, I believe he and Farage would bag a lot of votes, but not necessarily enough to form a majority on their own; they would have to get the support of some Liberal Democrats and Greens. I know that some individuals in these two camps are in favor of land-value taxation and could be persuaded to place Britain first, instead of the neoliberal EU.

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The Duran: Bolton on the way out?

Alex Christoforou and Alexander Mercouris discuss President Trump’s relationship with his national security adviser John Bolton. After the embarrassing failure of the recent US-backed coup in Venezuela, rumor has it that Trump grows frustrated with Bolton’s work. His uber-hawkish worldview and lust for US-led military interventions is at odds with Trump’s core campaign pledge to keep the United States out of costly foreign entanglements. Before becoming POTUS, Trump consistently called for an end to the wars in Afghanistan and Syria.

My comment: Previous US presidents have criticized hawkish foreign policy, especially during political campaigns, and once they got into office, they all did 180 degree turns on that subject. Donald Trump is by no means different from the likes of Obama, Bush Jr, Kennedy, Nixon, Eisenhower and others.

Trump is a genius political whore. He is one of the best salesmen out there, at least for the American political market. Even if Bolton gets fired, or steps down at Trump’s request, another war hawk is going to take his place. During the electoral campaign [in the Trump vs Hillary confines], I actually believed Trump might be the lesser evil, but since then, I’ve come to the conclusion that the lesser evil is a myth… Just like his predecessors, Trump faithfully serves the interests of usurers, rent-seekers, and war profiteers. He is the anti-PC version of Globalism.

I’m certain the White House will soon give the green light in Venezuela for professional mercenaries to go in and attempt a better coup d’etat. Such a move ensures no guarantees of success, but it will certainly be a prolonged and bloody operation – on top of the West’s economic bleeding of Venezuela.

In the geopolitics of empire, if you can’t have it [the treasure], no one can. So if the Russian and Chinese military aid to Maduro won’t suffice, Venezuela may very well face a civil war. As long as European political elites dance to Washington’s tune [making the US hawks and the Deep State bolder], things will only get worse for those countries blacklisted by the West.

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