[ Editor’s Note: Dear readers, this is an extremely important article by Gordon, as it is visiting once again some of the systemic problems that never get discussed publicly. We are proud to do so here on VT, but we wish we had a bit more company.
What are all of you people out there in positions who have known about aspects of this for years doing? What the hell are you waiting for? You can’t all be “rapture” people waiting for the big bang and your ride on the big space ship.
Your country could use some help here to help counter the double barrel problem we face from our political class of cowardice and then those who have gone over to the dark side.
We are hostage to, or in bondage to these gangsters, and we are not going to be able to complain and whine our way of out this. It is going to take a much bigger effort than that.
We are going to be heading into a blood and guts 2016 political battle to put the Bush regime program back on track to finish off the job, although Obama has been on board parts of it with Syria, Ukraine and the New Cold War. But “they” prefer 100% followers versus the 75% kind, and the Republican grovel fest had a myriad of approved contenders, with one Democrat as a strawman in her own right.
One would be justified in seeking trauma help for being depressed over having to face such a field of “has beens”, sold outs and a few lunatics. We need to turn over the apple cart somehow to take their game off track… think out of the box, like flash mobs. So we need everybody to get out of their anger ruts and get their creative thinking game hat on. The bad guys are winning, despite a few tactical victories we have had… Jim W. Dean ]
– First published … August 14, 2015 –
This week, President Obama addressed the nation and world, making his case against attempts to block the 5+1 nuclear agreement with Iran. As an American political analyst with over 40 years’ experience, I was asked by several overseas and foreign language networks to comment on the president’s speech.
Normally I never listen to a presidential address, they are almost always derivative, predictable and pander to special interests in humiliating ways. To some degree, this speech was no different.
We are going to take a minute here to address the most glaring oddities of this address, at least based on my own background and experience. I grew up in Detroit during the 1950s and 60s, son of an automobile worker who was a longtime member of the Communist Party and a political activist.
My father’s friends, many dating from the turn of the century, yes we are talking the one prior to the First World War, were first generation Americans of German, Polish, Hungarian and Russian background.
All had been involved in the nearly open warfare in Detroit over unionization of the automobiles plants where the UAW and other groups fought gangs hired by the factory owners which included the Italian and Jewish Mafia (the Purple Gang), the fascist “Black Legion” made up of veterans aligned with the extremist Republican Party and paid thugs and killers from Jackson Prison, the world’s largest walled institution, a hellish and depraved place to this day.
This is where the America of today really comes from — total class warfare where workers and their families lived in utter poverty bordering on serfdom at the hands of the Rothschild-owned Federal Reserve Bank and industries that almost unanimously aligned themselves on the side of Adolf Hitler against President Franklin Roosevelt, a man who for decades was recognized by the vast majority of Americans as the savior of democracy.
Groups that organized to protect worker’s rights or support racial equality were infiltrated by the FBI, with their leaders “disappeared,” imprisoned or assassinated.
Few Americans are taught that without unions there would be no Social Security or Medicare, no public schools, no enforcement of the Bill of Rights or other constitutional guarantees, no regulations on the quality of food or medicine, no banking regulations, no highway system or public parks, no such thing as health insurance, no right to fair elections.
This is from an email I received today from Congressman John Lewis, a Democrat, an African American, from Atlanta, Georgia:
“As a young man, I shed blood on a bridge in Selma, Alabama for the right to vote. Brave Americans have died for this right, gone to jail for this right, and made untold sacrifices so that all Americans are free to vote. Yet 50 years after Selma, our march is not over.
Republican governors and legislatures across this country are quietly making it harder for Americans to cast their ballots. They’re dismantling the Voting Rights Act piece by piece.
With voter ID laws, restrictions on early voting, and obstacles to registration, they are taking us backwards to a darker time in our history. Gordon — on the 50th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act — we need to stop the Republicans.”
Without unions, were the Republican Party to have prevailed, America would be far more like North Korea than the nation it is today, albeit a nation where everything earned by a century of struggle of workers against monopoly capitalism and oligarchical rule is now being systematically overturned.
Through the Kennedy and Johnson presidencies of the 1960s, the struggle continued for voting rights, civil rights and worker’s rights. Whatever conspiracy theorists postulate, John Kennedy was killed for his challenge to dictatorial control of America’s economic and political processes.
But it wasn’t until 1980 and the election of Ronald Reagan, a vacuous Hollywood actor, that 150 years of class struggle could be challenged and overturned — America deindustrialized, institutions broken down, looted, a return to sectarian hatreds, class envy, poverty and oppression.
Thus we now return to our discussion of President Obama’s speech. In this context, we see where President Obama describes the disasters of 2002-3: America’s exceptionalism and unilateralism, where military force became the solution to every problem and where every problem could be defined – both domestically and geopolitically – as individuals or nations resisting enslavement.
Barack Obama thus reminded the audience that he stood alone against the Bush administration in the United States Senate, opposing the invasion of Afghanistan and Iraq on behalf of the international criminal conspiracy that has long controlled the American “Republican” Party.
Let’s not let Obama off the hook this easily, however. Few Americans noted that there was never a mention of Israel’s nuclear program. Fewer still, other than those of the nuclear non-proliferation community, noted also that nuclear weapons have been used many times in the US, by America in Iraq and Afghanistan, a dozen times according to IAEA sources, by Israel at least once in May 2013, and by Saudi Arabia this year in Yemen.
When America talks about securing nuclear material, President Obama failed to mention that hundreds of American nuclear “pits” decommissioned during the 1990s are missing, according to a highly classified (but available) report by the Department of Energy, stolen by Israeli arms dealer, the “Lord of War” Victor Bout.
They were transported through Texas – Amarillo, Midland, Houston – to the Canary Islands, then to storage in an iron mine in Mali and on to the world markets after sorting and re-machining at the Dimona facility in Israel’s Negev desert. Every detail of this operation is known, but none dare admit it. All involved are named, some still serving at the highest levels of state in the US, Israel and elsewhere.
Obama went further off base still. In both 2007 and 2011, the CIA produced National Intelligence Estimates that stated categorically that Iran had no nuclear weapons program whatsoever. Thus, at least one third of Obama’s speech was pure fantasy, a bizarre conspiratorial narrative reflecting the bizarre and utterly false propaganda promulgated by America’s mainstream media.
Someone should tell President Obama that enriched weapons grade uranium and plutonium is 95% or greater, not the 20%-enriched uranium gas that the president continually misconstrues as dangerous and threatening. Any qualified chemical engineer would and perhaps one should have informed President Obama that centrifuges that produce low-level enrichment can never be altered to enrich to a higher level.
Then again, any IAEA official could and perhaps should have told President Obama that the materials that can be used to assemble nuclear weapons can be purchased with ease, and that literally tons of highly-enriched plutonium in metal form is and has been available, particularly since 2003 when Israeli Johan Meyer was discovered running a large covert nuclear weapons production facility outside Johannesburg, South Africa.
Meyer was arrested, his German-owned ultra-high speed centrifuges, which produced enough 95%-plus enriched uranium for dozens of weapons, were seized, but the nuclear pits that were manufactured were never recovered. Most are inside nuclear weapons in Saudi Arabia and Taiwan. Johan Meyer, who escaped custody in South Africa, was at last check living in Haifa. This is information available to President Obama. Is he lying because he wants to, or because he feels “we can’t handle the truth?”
The last 12 minutes of the Obama address were there to placate Americans of Jewish faith or ethnicity, a humiliating 12 minutes couched in infantile circular logic, intended or so it seems, to address an audience subset he believes to be paranoid, delusional and of infantile discernment.
I have, of course, just described the American congress.
Moving on, though hardly forward, context requires a perfunctory explanation of the election process going forward in America. For those who have never visited America, please do not visit during a presidential election cycle.
America seems to forget its manners during elections, with fist fights erupting with the regularity of mass shootings. Ignorance breeds incivility.
Perhaps a simple analogy will suffice. The majority of Republican presidential candidates oppose mandatory vaccinations based on phony concocted studies, internet rumors and public hysteria. However, each of these candidates had been fully vaccinated themselves, as have their families.
It is worse, much worse. Some actively and more passively espouse vaccinations as dangerous because pharmaceutical companies are in league with the population reduction plots of, and if only I were kidding, alien races. As American humorist Jim W. Dean so often says, “You just can’t make this stuff up.”
Republican politicians contend that “big pharma” poisons vaccines, not only causing autism but in many cases, “Zombification,” a half alive, have dead state where victims suffer from an inexorable need to feast on human brains.
If you think this part if either funny or fanciful, you haven’t heard the best part. Suffice it to say that “big pharma” is the biggest source of campaign funds for each of these candidates.
Furthermore, every Republican candidate, as part of their political “platform,” supports legislation to limit investigations of wrongdoing by pharmaceutical companies that produce vaccines and to protect those companies from both civil and criminal penalties for their misdeeds. Then again, the “anti-vacc” voters have failed to figure any of this out, though that in itself may well seem impossible even for an imbecile.
This week Republican candidates for President of the United States were subjected to a selection process, where only the top 10 were allowed to move forward for election. One person, Rupert Murdoch, the Israeli-Likudist press magnate who owns Fox News made the decisions without consultation or accountability.
And we wonder why Obama spent twelve minutes humiliating himself.
Gordon Duff is a Marine combat veteran of the Vietnam War that has worked on veterans and POW issues for decades and consulted with governments challenged by security issues. He’s a senior editor and chairman of the board of VT, especially for the online magazine “New Eastern Outlook”.
Allow me to present Dr. Jim Walsh of MIT …”Mini-nukes are a conspiracy theory.”
This was an incredible event to show the Grand Canyon divide between reality and the world some of these academic (and well-paid) experts live. I cannot work the mini-nuke issue into any show I am on if it does not fit the theme, as that is known as hijacking a show, something that the hosts remember.
But this The Debate show was an historic one on the Nagasaki bombing anniversary, a retrospective with a tie in to contemporary nuclear proliferation issues. So I had definitely planned to mention mini-nukes toward the end of the show, where you are usually looking forward.
I got the mini-nuke threat in, with the framing that no one will talk about it even though the designer nukes are already being used, and to my astonishment Walsh thought he could take me down with a one knock out blow denunciation of mini-nukes. He said:
“I think this idea that there has been testing of mini-nukes around the world is crazy conspiracy talk. No serious person believes this… there is a test ban treaty that has monitoring testing posts all around the world designed to detect nuclear explosions associated with testing, they have never turned up any of this. I know of no serious person who believes that.”
There is a semantics issue here. I was not talking about testing in the formal traditional sense. These have been tested by using them in military and terror attacks where the explosion has cover. One example was a huge bombing of a Russian apartment building by a “truck bomb”, where the local seismic center measured the blast at 5000 tons of TNT. Missed by everyone at the time other that those who watch for these this, as that truck must have had one hell of a suspension system to carry 5000 tons. Dimitri Khazlezov brought this to our attention as he had served in the Russian monitoring unit that “accidental nuclear testing”.
We had the same scam with the Breivik bombing in his tiny car with an alleged fertilizer slurry. You would have needed a railroad car of two to carry what did that damage there. This glaring anomaly got zero coverage.
No academic is going to throw his career away by mentioning illegal mini-nuke usage by people in the mass-murder business, where no one has laid a glove on them. They prefer to remain attached to their rear ends than to academic freedom. Now, let me show you this guy’s resume. This is who we have watching over us, and why nothing is being done. They are, in a way, like bulls with rings in their noses, easy to lead around with a little tug on the rope.
Dr. Jim Walsh is an expert in international security and a Research Associate at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Security Studies Program (SSP).
Dr. Walsh’s research and writings focus on international security, and in particular, topics involving nuclear weapons and terrorism. Dr. Walsh has testified before the United States Senate on the issue of nuclear terrorism and on Iran’s nuclear program. He is one of a handful of Americans who has traveled to both Iran and North Korea for talks with officials about nuclear issues. The British newspaper, The Independent, named Dr. Walsh and his co-authors as having offered one of the 10 best and original ideas of 2008.
He is the international security contributor to NPR’s “Hear and Now,” and a contributor for WGBH (PBS, Boston), the NBC affiliate in Boston (WHDH), Al Jazeera America, and recently CNN. He also contributes a regular column for WBUR (NPR-Boston). His comments and analysis have appeared in the New York Times, the New York Review of Books, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, the Atlantic, the Economist, ABC, CBS, NBC, Fox, and numerous other national and international media outlets (over 1000 TV appearances since 2001). His film credits include Testament (Paramount Pictures, 2004), Meltdown (FX channel, 2004), and Fortress Australia (Australia Broadcast Corporation, 2002).
His recent and upcoming writings include “Rivals, Adversaries, and Partners: Iran and Iraq in the Middle East” in Iran and Its Neighbors, Palgrave Macmillan (2015); “50 Years After Gilpatrick: Reflections on Nuclear Age,” in Reassessing the Global Nuclear Order – Past, Present, and Future (2015); [Contributor], Iran and Its Neighbors: Regional Implications for U.S. Policy of a Nuclear Agreement, The Iran Project (2014); “The Additional Protocol in the Middle East and North Africa: Explaining Lag in Adoption, in State Behavior and the Nuclear Nonproliferation Regime, University of Georgia Press (2014); “Brutality Is Not Capability: A Guide To Understanding ISIS,” Cognescenti, WBUR.com. WBUR/National Public Radio (2014); “Opportunities for a Resolution of the Iranian Nuclear Dispute,” with Thomas Pickering and William Luers, New York Review of Books, (August 15. 2013); [Contributor], “Weighing the Costs and Benefits of Military Action Against Iran,” The Iran Project (2012); and “Re-conceptualizing Security Assurances,” in Security Assurances and Nuclear Nonproliferation, Stanford University Press (2012).
Before coming to MIT, Dr. Walsh was Executive Director of the Managing the Atom project at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government and a visiting scholar at the Center for Global Security Research at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. He has taught at both Harvard University and MIT. Dr. Walsh received his Ph.D from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Google: “Davy Crockett nuclear weapons” to see what hiding in plain site is. And ask yourself how far do you think they have come since the 1950s, how advanced and how much smaller the triggering mechanisms can be.
Gordon Duff posted articles on VT from 2008 to 2022. He is a Marine combat veteran of the Vietnam War. A disabled veteran, he worked on veterans and POW issues for decades.
Gordon is an accredited diplomat and is generally accepted as one of the top global intelligence specialists. He manages the world’s largest private intelligence organization and regularly consults with governments challenged by security issues.
Duff has traveled extensively, is published around the world, and is a regular guest on TV and radio in more than “several” countries. He is also a trained chef, wine enthusiast, avid motorcyclist, and gunsmith specializing in historical weapons and restoration. Business experience and interests are in energy and defense technology.