President Trump’s Corporate Generals
Source: Caitlin Johnstone
Mattis: Putin Is Trying To “Undermine America’s Moral Authority”
June 17, 2018
At a graduation ceremony for the US Naval War College (barf), US Secretary of Defense James Mattis asserted that Russian President Vladimir Putin “aims to diminish the appeal of the western democratic model and attempts to undermine America’s moral authority,” and that “his actions are designed not to challenge our arms at this point but to undercut and compromise our belief in our ideals.”
This would be the same James Mattis who’s been overseeing the war crimes committed by America’s armed forces during their illegal occupation of Syria. This would be the same United States of America that was born of the genocide of indigenous tribes and the labor of African slaves, which slaughtered millions in Korea, Vietnam, Cambodia, Iraq, Libya and Syria for no legitimate reason, which is partnered with Ukrainian Nazis, jihadist factions in Syria and Iranian terror cultists, which supports 73 percent of the world’s dictators, which interferes constantly in the electoral processes of other countries as a matter of policy, which stages coups around the world, which has encircled the globe with military bases, whose FBI still targets black civil rights activists for persecution to this very day, which routinely enters into undeclared wars of aggression against noncompliant governments to advance plutocratic interests, which remains the only country ever to use nuclear weapons on human beings after doing so completely needlessly in Japan, and which is functionally a corporatist oligarchy with no meaningful “democratic model” in place at all.
HRW confirms war crime James Mattis & U.S. use of White Phosphorus in Raqqa (June 2017)
A casual glance at facts and history makes it instantly clear that the United States has no “moral authority” of any kind whatsoever, and is arguably the hub of the most pernicious and dangerous force ever assembled in human history. But the establishment Russia narrative really is that cartoonishly ridiculous: you really do have to believe that the US government is 100 percent pure good and the Russian government is 100 percent pure evil to prevent the whole narrative from falling to pieces. If you accept the idea that the exchange is anything close to 50/50, with Russia giving back more or less what it’s getting and simply protecting its own interests from the interests of geopolitical rivals, it no longer makes any sense to view Putin as a leader who poses a unique threat to the world. If you accept the idea that the west is actually being far more aggressive and antagonistic toward Russia than Russia is being toward the west, it gets even more laughable.
Please go to Caitlin Johnstone to read the entire article.
James Mattis is linked to a massive corporate fraud and nobody wants to talk about it
Better let a scandal slide than risk a nuclear war.
You might be wondering how I got here. Michael Reynolds-Pool/Getty Images
By Matthew [email protected]firstname.lastname@example.org March 16, 2018
Secretary of Defense James Mattis is implicated in one of the largest business scandals of the past decades, described by the Securities and Exchange Commission as an “elaborate, years-long fraud” through which Theranos, led by CEO Elizabeth Holmes and president Ramesh “Sunny” Balwani, “exaggerated or made false statements about the company’s technology, business, and financial performance.”
Basically, their biotech startup was founded on the promise of faster, cheaper, painless blood tests. But their technology was fake.
Mattis not only served on Theranos’s board during some of the years it was perpetrating the fraud after he retired from US military service, but he earlier served as a key advocate of putting the company’s technology (technology that was, to be clear, fake) to use inside the military while he was still serving as a general. Holmes is settling the case, paying a $500,000 fee and accepting various other penalties, while Balwani is fighting it out in court.
Nobody on the board is being directly charged with doing anything. But accepting six-figure checks to serve as a frontman for a con operation is the kind of thing that would normally count as a liability in American politics.
But nobody wants to talk about it. Not just Trump and his co-partisans in Congress; the Democratic Party opposition is also inclined to give Mattis a pass. Everyone in Washington is more or less convinced that his presence in the Pentagon is the only thing standing between us and possible nuclear Armageddon.
It’s an absurd, intolerable situation, but that’s life in America in 2018 — and a perfect illustration of how Trump’s unfitness for office exerts a corrosive influence throughout American life.
James Mattis profited off helping Theranos perpetrate a fraud
Theranos was the kind of story that a lot of people wanted to believe in. A technology startup led by a bright, young Stanford dropout that, unlike so many essentially frivolous apps, was actually going to solve the urgent problem of making health care cheaper and easier to access. The basic problem, as revealed by the Wall Street Journal’s John Carreyrou in an October 2015 exposé, was that the whole thing was a sham.
Please go to VOX to read the entire article.
“She avoided venture funds with experience in medical technology and in healthcare, like the plague. She really stayed away from them, and she targeted these rich individuals and very wealthy families who were sort of, you know, you could crassly call them the dumb money. They’re certainly not the smart money, in that they’re not investors that do sophisticated due diligence and have teams of people to do that due diligence for them.” -John Carreyrou
What’s Next for Theranos and Its Founder Elizabeth Holmes
How Theranos Pulled Off Its $9 Billion Scandal
Theranos, Elizabeth Holmes, and the Cult of Silicon Valley
General James Mattis, this is for you just in case you are confused about ethics and “moral authority”:
For Our Flag Officers
By Anna Von Reitz • Wednesday, May 30, 2018
As noted on April 24, 1863, Abraham Lincoln issued the Lieber Code. It made the Grand Army of the Republic responsible for our money and the welfare of our civilian population among other things. The very next day, he bankrupted the original federal United States commercial company.
Since then the GAR has morphed into the United States Army, the U.S. Army and the US ARMY. The Lieber Code has morphed into The Hague Conventions.
It’s all still in effect.
Just like the Reconstruction Acts have for the most part never been repealed.
[Read any AR 27-10 issued in your lifetimes. Read DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY PAMPHLET 27-161-1, the:Law of Peace, which we are owed in this country, but which we are routinely denied. Read 41-10, Civil Affairs OPs. If you need “documentation” in support of all that I am saying, God knows you don’t have to go any further than to read Army manuals.]
Fast forward past the evils of the Federal Reserve and the trademarked Federal Reserve System to the Big Short of 2008.
Forget all the funny business on Wall Street and the Big Banks and Derivatives markets.
Obummer is in the White House. What does he do? Well, we all know about the TARP fiasco, but something a lot more insidious went on as prep work for bankrupting the Federal Reserve System in 2009.
It’s called State Sponsored Counterfeiting. Between 2008 and 2015 hundreds of trillions of “dollars” worth of Federal Reserve Notes were printed in Singapore, Thailand, Mexico and Afghanistan using official “government” printing presses, engraving plates, paper and ink.
As a result it is literally impossible to tell the difference between the fakes and the “real” notes. The same thing was done with Treasury Bonds.
And then, in 2009, the Federal Reserve System TM was bankrupted.
All those notes and all those Treasuries were rendered worthless overnight.
People and governments all over the world were panic stricken, stuck with worthless paper. And the source of it all was conveniently bankrupt.
Obummer purposefully set this all up to bankrupt both the Municipal United States and the Territorial United States. He fully intended to “vacate” what was left of the constitutional system and leave the States and the People of this country on the hook to pay for it all.
And all this and more has occured on the watch of our military leaders.
Our actual Silver Dollars we were forced to trade on a “dollar for dollar” basis for paper notes –IOU’s from “the Federal Reserve” which was and is as “federal” as Federal Express. See the 1934 Emergency Banking Act.
And this came after the vermin confiscated all our privately held gold– $387 billion worth in today’s market, which they used as surety for their own private corporate bankruptcy in 1933.
And while we were being fleeced and impoverished and reduced to soup kitchens on this side of the Atlantic and vast amounts of land were being acquired by banks and corporations for pennies on the dollar, the bastards responsible were investing heavily in Germany and Adolph Hitler.
All this crap has gone on right under the noses of our vaunted “Flag Generals” who were supposed to be minding the store and taking care of our money and protecting the welfare of the civilian population of this country.
And what was happening instead?
Well, they ran out of our money during the Second World War, as Ms. Hudes somewhat incorrectly and disingenuously explained in her letter from the World Bank, so the vermin proposed to kidnap us and press gang us in the foreign international jurisdiction of the sea, and after trafficking us, to sell us into bondage and seize upon all our property public and private back home as more collateral for their debts.
All without our knowledge or consent of course.
This is how you Flag Generals have discharged your duty owed under the Lieber Code and Hague Conventions to safeguard our money and the welfare of our civilian population.
In a sane world you should all be court-martialed and shot. Your ONLY saving grace is that this information was kept highly compartmentalized so that one hand did not know what the other was doing, and a degree of plausible deniability was maintained throughout this long debacle of endless betrayal of the American States and People.
Otherwise your combined performance at all these junctures would have been worth five cents for a lead slug,
And we are all still standing here waiting to see if your performance of your perceived duty is any better today than it has been for the last 150 years.
Let’s go over this again and see if you get the right answers this time?
Who do we work for?
A) The American People
B) Wall Street
C) the Federal Reserve
Whose money are we supposed to protect?
A) The American People’s
B) the Federal Reserve’s
C) Government Pension Funds
D) Members of Congress’s
Who actually pays our paychecks and retirement benefits?
A) The American People
C) the Federal Reserve
Who do we owe our allegiance to?
A) The American People
C) The United States
D) USA, Inc.
Whose peace and welfare are we supposed to safeguard?
A) The American People
B) The European Elite
C) International Bankers
D) Defense Contractors
Now here’s a tough essay question, gentlemen— is trafficking clueless Americans into foreign jurisdiction and selling them into slavery and seizing upon their assets as chattel backing your debts compatible with the mandate to protect them and safeguard their money? Why or why not?
If you think that I am just a wee little bit fed up with your lack of performance in behalf of your actual employers you would be right.
If you think that it is easy for a little old lady– who is actually shy and kindly— to get steamed up enough to take on the Pope, the Queen, the Joint Chiefs, and all you fellows, too– think again. I am not doing this for fun or profit. I am doing this because otherwise Phil the Pill gets to keep @$750 T of our money and all his Bill Collectors will be sitting on American doorsteps and evicting millions more innocent people from their homes.
I am doing all this and it plainly, obviously is NOT my job. It’s a job I have been paying all these high and mighty Flag Generals to do and we can all see the results.
So my suggestion that you all remove the corks may not be respectful and it may not be becoming a lady, but on the other hand the history and the present circumstance calls for neither respect nor decorum.
I and millions of other Americans have loyally supported you and your predecessors through thick and through thin, and now you can begin to understand why we are banging our dishes on the floor like angry dogs and swearing at you to your faces.
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Fairly easy thing to say with all that firepower behind you.
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