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Alberta Politics: If Donald Trump won’t knuckle under, could he face an American ‘Colour Revolution’?

PHOTOS: One of many anti-Trump rallies in the United States in the past few days (from Facebook). Below: U.S. President Elect Donald Trump, Russian President Vladimir V. Putin, U.S. Senator John McCain and Julius Caesar. It would be an irony if the troubles the United States has visited on much of the earth were now . . . → Read More: Alberta Politics: If Donald Trump won’t knuckle under, could he face an American ‘Colour Revolution’?

daveberta.ca – Alberta Politics: Trump Never Had A Chance

Guest Post by Chris Henderson Seemingly every day, someone tells me that they’re worried Donald Trump will win the election. Aside from the natural anxiety that comes with a possibility potentially catastrophic (yet still remote), I really don’t believe Trump… Continue Reading →

Cowichan Conversations: Republican rebellion against Trump unprecedented in modern campaign history, experts say

By Alexander Panett-Canadian Press-

WASHINGTON — An internal rebellion has erupted against Donald Trump, knocking out support from longstanding pillars of the Republican party and threatening to turn his presidential campaign into ruins.

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A. Picazo: Colin Powell’s Lesson For Republicans

This column ran in The National Post on August 11, 2016. Sixteen days before the 2008 presidential election, George W. Bush’s former secretary of state, Gen. Colin Powell (Ret.), appeared on NBC’s Meet The Press to reveal his much-coveted endorseme… . . . → Read More: A. Picazo: Colin Powell’s Lesson For Republicans

Montreal Simon: Why Is Stephen Harper Secretly Funnelling Millions to a Republican Organization?

He likes to pose as a patriot. He likes to have his picture taken in front of a giant Canadian flag.He's always telling us that only he can save this country from the immigrant enemy within, and vulnerable refugees without. He's always reminding us that nobody loves Canada as much as he does, because . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: Why Is Stephen Harper Secretly Funnelling Millions to a Republican Organization?

Accidental Deliberations: Juxtaposition II: Humanitarian Boogaloo

From one stunt… The news of McCain’s suspension drew gales of derision from the press. No one was willing to give him the slightest benefit of the doubt…that his motivations were anything less than craven…

McCainworld had assumed that the suspension would be viewed as an authentic, characteristic act of putting country first. But…McCain was . . . → Read More: Accidental Deliberations: Juxtaposition II: Humanitarian Boogaloo

Accidental Deliberations: Juxtaposition

In 2008, a floundering candidate for public office made a fool of himself by turning serious economic danger into an opportunity to showboat, only to find that nobody was buying his self-proclaimed leadership (Heilemann & Halperin, Game Change at p. 384-385): McCain set off back to the Hilton. In the car he called Bush and . . . → Read More: Accidental Deliberations: Juxtaposition

A. Picazo: Of Torture And Tortured Logic

This op-ed appeared in The Ottawa Citizen on December 18, 2014 The executive summary of a nearly 7,000 page report into the C.I.A.’s Detention and Interrogation program under the Bush administration confirmed not only what has long been public knowledge – that America did, in fact, engage in torture – but also revealed that, despite . . . → Read More: A. Picazo: Of Torture And Tortured Logic

drive-by planet: Obama’s Estonia claim that ‘Russia trying to reclaim lands lost in the 19th century’ funny and wrong

Since the crisis in Ukraine made the headlines Russia has been cast as the villain with predictable stereotypes and misconceptions about things Russian showing up on MSM. From a Russian perspective a lot of it must seem clueless, tiresome or outright offensive but such “insights” add to a tabloid narrative that gets very little . . . → Read More: drive-by planet: Obama’s Estonia claim that ‘Russia trying to reclaim lands lost in the 19th century’ funny and wrong

drive-by planet: Fidel Castro compares NATO with Hitler’s SS: says US/Israel responsible for the creation of ISIS

 Below: Demo in Poland protesting this weeks NATO summit in Wales

In an article published in Cuban state media iconic revolutionary leader, Fidel Castro, calls out NATO and imperialist war mongering. He compares statements by NATO representatives with Nazi SS talk.

Castro: “Many people are astonished when they hear the statements made by some . . . → Read More: drive-by planet: Fidel Castro compares NATO with Hitler’s SS: says US/Israel responsible for the creation of ISIS

drive-by planet: Western hypocrisy on Ukraine

Pushed to the Left and Loving It: Prime Minister Said he Created a Million Jobs … Oh! You Thought I Meant Our Prime Minister

I try to keep up with politics everywhere so follow political junkies from several different countries.

What I’ve discovered, in this mostly conservative sphere, is that the top news stories, no matter where they originate, are eerily similar. In fact, I often have to rely on the media source to assign it to a . . . → Read More: Pushed to the Left and Loving It: Prime Minister Said he Created a Million Jobs … Oh! You Thought I Meant Our Prime Minister

Montreal Simon: The Ukraine Crisis, the Con Klowns, and the Cold War Warriors

It's hard to imagine a scarier situation than the threat of a superpower confrontation in the Crimean peninsula.The Obama administration said Monday that any Russian threat to Ukraine's navy would be a "dangerous escalation" of an extremely tense situation. The State Department said that Washington would hold Moscow directly accountable for such an escalation . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: The Ukraine Crisis, the Con Klowns, and the Cold War Warriors

drive-by planet: Ultra-nationalists and fascist thugs – tools of imperialist designs in Ukraine

The protests in the Ukraine that began last November in Kiev’s Independence Square – the Maidan – were staged to protest president Viktor Yanukovych’s decision to back out of a plan to join a trade agreement with the EU, in preference for joining the Eurasian Customs Union.

As with most political protests on . . . → Read More: drive-by planet: Ultra-nationalists and fascist thugs – tools of imperialist designs in Ukraine

drive-by planet: McCain in Ukraine

LeDaro: John McCain takes beating at a town hall meeting re: Syrian intervention

McCain’s constituents gave it to him at a town hall meeting in Arizona. Syrian intervention is going to be a hard sell to Americans. I understand 80% Americans are opposed to such an intervention. Americans have not forgotten Iraq war, argument and justifications by Obama and his officials sounds like a page from George W. . . . → Read More: LeDaro: John McCain takes beating at a town hall meeting re: Syrian intervention

Montreal Simon: John McCain and the Coming War on Iran

It really is the stuff of nightmares. Obama caught in a trap of his own making, and John McCain helping him to dig himself into an even bigger hole. By getting a U.S. Senate committee to back Obama's punitive missile strike. In return for an even bigger war: Read more »

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LeDaro: For John McCain and John Kerry Syrian conflict is a laughing matter

Senator John McCain and Secretary of State John Kerry were having fun during Senate hearings on Syrian conflict and U.S. intervention. Also John McCain was caught on camera playing poker on his cell phone during the hearings. So much for the concern about the use of nerve gas in Syria and death of many civilians. . . . → Read More: LeDaro: For John McCain and John Kerry Syrian conflict is a laughing matter

Montreal Simon: Obama’s War, the Divided Left, and the Syrian Apocalypse

It will be about a week before we know whether Obama will get to fire his missiles at Syria. But what already painfully obvious is that just his threat to launch them is causing havoc in the ranks of his own supporters. Because by now I think I've heard all of these arguments for . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: Obama’s War, the Divided Left, and the Syrian Apocalypse

drive-by planet: Turks arrest al-Nusra rebels – seize chemical weapons: the west’s Syrian delusions

There has been very little coverage in western media of a current story in Turkish dailies that places chemical weapons in the hands – not of forces connected with Assad – but of the opposition al-Qaeda-affiliated al-Nusra Front.

The Turkish paper Zaman reports that members of al-Nusra planned to bomb Adana, a Turkish . . . → Read More: drive-by planet: Turks arrest al-Nusra rebels – seize chemical weapons: the west’s Syrian delusions

The Sir Robert Bond Papers: On the value of legislative hearings #nlpoli

United States senator John McCain (Republican – Arizona) thinks that Parliament should hold hearings into the prospective purchase by the Chinese national oil company of Alberta-based Nexen. “I think it’s also a role for the legislative body … . . . → Read More: The Sir Robert Bond Papers: On the value of legislative hearings #nlpoli

Trashy's World: John McCain…

… and Republicans like him? They are unquestionable, prime, grade A assholes. Yup. These morons are even more partisan than the Harperites. Democracy sucks, eh Tea Brains? (5) Trashy, Ottawa, Ontario . . . → Read More: Trashy’s World: John McCain…

LeDaro: Netanyahu and McCain sing together “Bomb, bomb Iran”

Benjamin Netanyahu is currently visiting America. He is very angry that Obama is not joining him to bomb Iran. He got together with John McCain and sang “bomb, bomb, Iran”.:) Maybe Obama will now listen to Netanyahu.

Left Over: WTF McCain?

Years ago, I had a certain grudging respect for John McCain…after all, he had fought his way through debilitating torture as a POW, seemed to be a bit of what, in Canada, we used to call a Red Tory, and until the last several years, was probably the least offensive of Republicans in the news…

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Must see TV: "Game Change" on HBO

I was a little resistant going into this. I’ve grown weary of Sarah Palin and the inordinate amount of coverage she receives just because she’s an idiot. The director of this movie is the same guy who puts out silly comedies not known for their technical expertise. So the entire package looked like a check-it-out . . . → Read More: Must see TV: "Game Change" on HBO