What if Obama had an Iran-Contra?

What if President Obama had presided over a scandal half as scandalous as Iran-Contra?

As with Saddam Hussein, Noriega enjoyed American support until he turned into a wayward ally who had to be overthrown. Noriega made himself valuable to the US during the Contra wars when he allowed the US to set up listening posts in Panama and by helping the US campaign against the leftist Sandinista regime in Nicaragua. Noriega allowed Panama to be used as a conduit for US money and weapons for the Contras as then US president Ronald Reagan sought to undermine the Sandinistas.

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    • In 1989, Guillermo Endara was elected Panama’s president, but current leader Manuel Noriega refused to acknowledge Endara’s victory or relinquish power. In addition to this dictatorial behavior, Noriega had been accused of spying on the U.S., as well as using Panama to traffic drugs into the U.S.

Only the small army of federal agents watching them knew that it was all a lie.

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How many so-called ‘tribal wars’ wars have been fought with USA weapons, over resources that end up in the USA?

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Bush invaded Panama just to get one man.

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 “Some are born to greatness. Others achieve greatness. Still others have greatness thrust upon them. Saddam Hussein is one of those people,” said Bush prior to presenting Saddam Hussein with the medal.


“Some are born to greatness. Others achieve greatness. Still others have greatness thrust upon them. Saddam Hussein is one of those people,” said Bush prior to presenting Saddam Hussein with the medal.

On January 29, 2003, prior to the 2003 invasion of Iraq, Mandela said,

“It’s a tragedy what is happening, what Bush is doing. All Bush wants is Iraqi oil. There is no doubt that the US is behaving badly. Why are they not seeking to confiscate weapons of mass destruction from their ally,

“It’s a tragedy what is happening, what Bush is doing. All Bush wants is Iraqi oil. There is no doubt that the US is behaving badly. Why are they not seeking to confiscate weapons of mass destruction from their ally, Israel? This is just an excuse to get Iraq’s oil.”

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In an interview with Newsweek in 2002, in the run-up to the Iraq war, Mandela also singled out Israel and the hypocrisy surrounding the west’s stance on the Jewish state and its nuclear weapons stockpile: “Neither Bush nor Tony Blair has provided any evidence that such weapons exist [in Iraq]. But what we know is that Israel has weapons of mass destruction. Nobody talks about that. Why should there be one standard for one country, especially because it is black, and another one for another country, Israel, that is white.”

Speaking at the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People event in Pretoria in 1997, Mandela declaimed: “We know too well that our freedom is incomplete without the freedom of the Palestinians.. Yes, all of us need to do more in supporting the struggle of the people of Palestine for self-determination.”

Let’s be clear: Mandela was far from perfect in his foreign policy stances. He lauded Colonel Gaddafi as “Brother Leader” and a “friend” and admired the late despot so much that he named his grandson ‘Gaddafi’; he lavished praise on Fidel Castro and called Cuba “a source of inspiration to all freedom-loving people”. (Then again, to be fair to Madiba, Gaddafi-led Libya and Castro-led Cuba backed the ANC’s struggle against apartheid in the 1980s while the US and UK governments, under Ronald Reagan and Margaret Thatcher, dismissed the ANC as “terrorists” and Israel, as Chris McGreal has revealed, “provided expertise and technology that was central to [apartheid] South Africa’s development of its nuclear bombs”.)

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ISIS Santa Barbara, CA oil spill company is named: Plains All American.

Big Oil Spill Along Refugio Coast – The Santa Barbara …

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May 19, 2015 – An estimated 21,000 gallon oil spill just North of Refugio State Beach … is one of the most important ecosystems in all of California, Bailey went on, and … Founded in 1998, Plains All American Pipeline is in the business of …… get the world = ( all humans beings ) to stop lusting after the $in of the Flesh

More Police Murder in Florida

She  made a mistake calling the police. Moments after sheriff’s deputies armed with assault rifles arrived, Justin Way was shot to death becuase he did not  drop the knife as ordered.  A detective told Justin’s mom, “That’s what we do.”  He also helpfully imparted information about a new ‘trend’ in law enforcement–suicide by cop.  As far as the allegation that Justin threatened the deputies with the knife is concerned, the evidence at the scene is not consistent with a knife attack by a 6’4″ alcohol-razed man.  All of Justin’s blood was confined to his mattress and a bullet allegedly dug out of it, indicating he was shot were he laid in a state of mental crisis.  One of the deputies involved posted on Facebook the following: “Most people respect the badge. Everyone respects the gun.”  The other deputy involved fatally shot a knife-wielding man five months ago. Yes Hannah, that is what the cleaners do in a police state, mop up the useless debris and let the system back their action regardless of how outrageous the official conduct.  So US Person advises: next time you have a crisis in your home, try handling it yourself unless you want your loved one dead from ‘suicide by cop’.

An entomologist at Penn State University said neonicotinoids are being overused as a crop ‘insurance policy’ rather than in response to an identified infestation.

Once numbering the billions, only 56.5 million Monarchs were counted in January at their Mexican refuge, the second lowest total ever.  NRDC filed suit in February to force the EPA to act on a petition to limit the use of another herbicide, glyphosate, that is destroying Monarch habitat.  As if these threats to the Monarch migration were not enough, another giant chemical company, Dow, is ready to release new pesticide, Enlist Duo, that will also destroy milkweed.

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The water in Seattle’s Elliot Bay is already heavily polluted. One paddler said the water felt greasy to the touch.  Imagine the damage an oil spill in the Chukchi Sea would do to Arctic wildlife.   On Monday, about 700 demonstrators took a land route to Terminal 5 where the massive rig is moored.  No protestors were arrested by the dozen police on watch.  A Shell Oil company spokesperson said the protests will not alter its preparations for drilling this summer.  Previously the company used Seattle’s private shipyards to refurbish and maintain drilling rigs.  They have the attention of the city’s activists now.

May 20, 2015 – Although the pipeline was shut off on Tuesday, it created an oil spill that … The pipeline belongs to Plains All American Pipeline and the company … the company said in a statement, according to the Santa Barbara Independent. …. Van Damme and Charlie Sheen at ‘Pound Of Flesh‘ Premiere (WATCH).

California senators call oil-spill response ‘insufficient’ – New …

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California’s U.S. senators say the response to last week’s oil spill that blackened … more details on the activities and decisions by operator Plains All American Pipeline. They say it apparently took Plains about 90 minutes after the oil spill near Santa Barbara was …. You’ve partied to his music and now here he is in the flesh.

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Aug 5, 2013 – In October of 2012, ALEC organized an “Oil Sands Academy” where nine ALEC …. Koch Industries has long funded ALEC, sponsored its meetings, and had a … spread of mad cow disease — being pushed towards slaughter with forklifts … Plains All American, Surfrider Foundation, oil spill, Santa Barbara,.

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Apr 23, 2015 – A pelican leaves its nest as oil hits the shore of an island in Barataria … expeditions studying the affect of the resulting oil spill on the Gulf. … by bacteria, some of them simply underwent subtle chemical … David Valentine is professor of Earth Science and Biology at the University of California Santa Barbara.

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But, if not, as former Mobil Oil Corporation Executive Vice President Louis W. ….. BP Oil Spill giving tuna heart disease; Arctic on track to warm 23 degrees F .. … bag of useless flesh“, tipped his hand last Friday by announcing excitedly via …. ‘microbeads’ in cosmetics; FEMA won’t reimburse WV for chemical spill costs .

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Wackydoodle sez: It’s just a flesh wound!

What do you expect the Current Occupant to say? His “tactical setback” is in reality a strategic defeat. Not only does the capture of Ramadi unequivocally demonstrate the inadequacies of the the Iraqi army, supposedly trained and equipped by the United States, but it exposes the fundamental problem in Iraq since the dictator Saddam Hussein was deposed by a meddling foreign power: the absence of national cohesion. Iraq is an unnatural creation of European imperialism after World War I. Originally the region was composed of three provinces of the Ottomans. Now, the ‘trend’ is to return to a tripartite division along sectarian and ethnic divisions. Who are we to argue with history?

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