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Department of Peace for Our Time

November 16th, 2013 - 11:27 pm
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Neville again.

American healthcare aside (“If you like your plan…”), there are some promises that President Obama has kept. Notably, his promise last year to Russia’s Vladimir Putin — accidentally overheard by the entire world, via an open microphone — that once he’d won the 2012 presidential election, he’d have more “flexibility.” He was true to his word. With this September’s Russia-brokered deal over Syria’s chemical weapons, the Obama administration showed flexibility enough to compete with Cirque du Soleil.

Now, just when it seemed that U.S. policy toward Russia could hardly become more flexible without requiring all Americans to dine daily on borscht (or does the Affordable Care Act already include a provision for that?), here comes a story in the New York Times, headlined “A Russian GPS Using U.S. Soil Stirs Spy Fears.” The gist is that the State Department is gung-ho to allow the Russian Space Agency, Roscosmos (which coordinates with Russian military launches), to install on U.S. turf some half a dozen electronic monitor stations for a Russian Global Positioning System. The Times reports that not everyone in the administration thinks this is a great idea. The Pentagon and the Central Intelligence Agency see this plan as a threat to U.S. security: “They fear that these structures could help Russia spy on the United States and improve the precision of Russian weaponry.”

But does that worry the State Department? Not according to the Times, which goes on to provide the following account of the State Department’s rationale:

For the State Department, permitting Russia to build the stations would help mend the Obama administration’s relationship with the government of President Vladimir V. Putin, now at a nadir because of Moscow’s granting asylum to Mr. Snowden and its backing of President Bashar al-Assad of Syria.

Come again? I have read that paragraph over, at least half a dozen times, and it still doesn’t make sense. If the Obama administration’s ties to Putin’s regime are at a low, the reason is not that the U.S. has snubbed or damaged Russia, but that Russia’s Putin has mocked and undermined the U.S. First came Russia’s dalliance with American fugitive Edward Snowden. Then came the aborted showdown over Syria, in which Russia, one of Assad’s chief weapons suppliers, walked away with the jackpot, sending warships into the Mediterranean and wielding diplomacy to translate Assad’s use of chemical weapons into a ticket for the Russian-backed survival of his regime and alarming expansion at U.S. expense of Russian influence in the Middle East. Surely, if the U.S.-Russia relationship is to be improved, it is Russia that owes the U.S. some conciliatory moves. Not the other way round.

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A Marxist making all the moves to expand Marxism.

"Time for our piece"

Sometimes conspiracy isn't just a theory...it's treason.
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Well, at least give the Clown Prince credit for consistency.

Domestic affairs, foreign affairs, social issues, economic issues, political issues...without fail, everything that he does undermines the United States of America.
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Veteran Timelapse Transformation

Jim Wolf is a United States Army Veteran who is homeless and agreed to participate in this Veteran Timelapse Transformation as a first step in changing his life for the better. The video’s message isn’t that a simple makeover is going to solve Jim’s years of addiction and poverty but is just a first step towards recovery. In our society people are judged by how they look, rightly or wrongly, so even though I know highly successful Veterans who’s hair looks worse than Jim’s I hope this helps him. Music is “Take Me To A Place” and I hope the place that Jim ends up in is better than where he’s been.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6a6VVncgHcY
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Lawsuit Challenging Targeted Drone Killings of American Citizens By Global Research, November 16, 2013

http://www.globalresearch.ca/lawsuit-challenging-targeted-drone-killings-of-american-citizens/5358352
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Of course, Obama needs flexibility. That's how he puts his head up his as$ --
so he can lead from behind.
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The MSM is even more 'flexible' than Obama. After all, it has to bend over backwards to cover his ass.
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As Putin said to me the other day:
"Every time I see this bama bimbo, I laugh. He thinks he knows what Communism is. Ha. Ha. Ha. I laugh at him."
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Thank you for writing. I am seriously doubting more all the time that this administration's intent is to protect US interests and national security. How can they do it wrong nearly every step of the way? Even a fool would have to do the right thing a lot more often. I am very, very sorry for my children and their generation.
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Kerry's hero is Hanoy Jane, what could go wrong?
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Obama is suffering from "Battered Leader Of The Free World Syndrome".
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If the Soros Junta were agents of a hostile power, what would they do differently?
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If we hanged every traitor at Foggy Bottom, we would need a domestic hemp industry to supply enough rope.

In the modern age of instant global communications, we should cut State by 90% and stop sending Ambassadors to wine and dine every tinpot dictator in the world.
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For the State Department, permitting Russia to build the stations would help mend the Obama administration’s relationship with the government of President Vladimir V. Putin…

State has a long, tawdry history of trading American interests for easy political wins. They behave as if American business, law, and even security is a Department resource reserved for their goals and convenience.

It’s time to consider whether State should be shut down altogether, the consulate network replaced by no nonsense military officers in the field. All the Staties from Princeton, Columbia and Harvard could find jobs as rocket scientists, the job they originally passed up in their desire to “serve” the nation. Serve up, that is.
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