DO IRAQI LIVES MATTER? Are Those Voting For Biden Voting For The “Supreme International Crime”?


Bush-Biden Attack On Baghdad Iraq, 2003: Shock and Awe!

Charles Manson was an American criminal and cult leader. In mid-1967, he formed what became known as the “Manson Family”. His followers committed nine murders at four locations in July and August 1969. The Los Angeles County district attorney believed that Manson intended to start a “race war“. In 1971, Manson was convicted of first-degree murder and conspiracy to commit murder for the deaths of seven people. The prosecution conceded that Manson never literally ordered the murders, but they contended that his ideology constituted an OVERT ACT OF CONSPIRACY. Manson was sentenced to the death penalty for this conspiracy. So Manson’s influence killed nine, and he was condemned to capital punishment. If he had conspired to kill three millions, would he have been nominated to the presidency?

As chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee when the vote for a war of aggression against Iraq was cast, Biden was at the forefront of the effort to attack Iraq in 2002 and 2003. Biden had set-up a commission to invent reasons for invading Iraq.{“type”:”block”,”srcClientIds”:[“7cbd14bd-7bb3-494b-bbe7-69802f809141″],”srcRootClientId”:””} 

The US government called this sort of massacre, “Shock And Awe”. Plutocratic media has been removing pictures of the bombing of Baghdad by the US in 2003 recently. There is probably no desire to remember this tragedy where Biden was arguably the second most important perpetrator, in the drive towards war, only behind President W Bush himself… Of course Biden later tried to forget the whole thing, and the plutocratic media has helped him that way.

Please consider carefully what this establishment of a commission to invade Iraq means. Biden’s drive to war was not a silly off the cuff remark, or an out of context edited statement, or a silly tweet storm, or a joke. Justifying the invasion of Iraq by carefully invented, vicious lies was Biden’s purposeful main policy and activity for  at least ten months… The invasion of Iraq killed at least two million Iraqis. Upper estimates are up to 3.5 millions.  The war is in a quiet phase now, but it is still going on, and could flare up any time.

Around 10,000 US citizens died (nearly half of them soldiers; the US military used a lot of civilian contractors). And all this mayhem for what exactly? 

At first sight, the attack on Iraq was just to satisfy the inner urges of the three most crucial US leaders at that time (President W. Bush and his two “Democratic” accomplices, Biden and Pelosi.) I call this criminal. War criminal. As we will see, there is a much broader and deeper motivation. That motivation became clearer in the fullness of time. Actually the deep motivation for the Iraq invasion animated the most major US policy in the two decades following the US invasion and mayhem in Iraq. The mayhem and wholesale destruction was no happenstance, as it was made to appear. In truth, it was too well organized, not to have been a plan.

The day the war commenced, Biden told CNN: There’s a lot of us who voted for giving the president the authority to take down Saddam Hussein if he didn’t disarm. And there are those who believe, at the end of the day, even though it wasn’t handled all that well, we still have to take him down.” Who are these “us” Biden is talking about? The “us” from the US Deep State…

Stephen Johnson, a US citizen, and a friend, intervened, to re-establish what passes in the USA for sanity, the madness of the crowd. He wrote: “Calling Biden a war criminal is plainly nuts, so you’re losing credibility with me.”

Well, I am driven by facts, not by whether people have faith in me, as if I were Jesus Christ, who needed the comfort of the crowd to feel good about himself. I have written extensively about the US aggression against Iraq for more than a decade. The Guardian gave a nice synopsis of my position in:

Joe Biden championed the Iraq war. Will that come back to haunt him now?” By Mark Weisbrot”

“The Iraq war has been a prominent, even decisive issue, in recent US presidential elections. That will make Biden’s history a liability. Mon 17 Feb 2020

BIDEN DID VASTLY MORE THAN JUST VOTE FOR THE WAR. Yet his role in bringing about that war remains mostly unknown or misunderstood by the public.

When the war was debated and then authorized by the US Congress in 2002, Democrats controlled the Senate and Biden was chair of the Senate committee on foreign relations. Biden himself had enormous influence as chair and argued strongly in favor of the 2002 resolution granting President Bush the authority to invade Iraq.

“I do not believe this is a rush to war,” Biden said a few days before the vote. “I believe it is a march to peace and security. I believe that failure to overwhelmingly support this resolution is likely to enhance the prospects that war will occur …”

BUT HE HAD A POWER MUCH GREATER THAN HIS OWN WORDS. He was able to choose all 18 witnesses in the main Senate hearings on Iraq. And he mainly chose people who supported a pro-war position. They argued in favor of “regime change as the stated US policy” and warned of “a nuclear-armed Saddam sometime in this decade”. That Iraqis would “welcome the United States as liberators” And that Iraq “permits known al-Qaida members to live and move freely about in Iraq” and that “they are being supported”.

The lies about al-Qaida were perhaps the most transparently obvious of the falsehoods created to justify the Iraq war. As anyone familiar with the subject matter could testify, Saddam Hussein ran a secular government and had a hatred, which was mutual, for religious extremists like al-Qaida. But Biden did not choose from among the many expert witnesses who would have explained that to the Senate, and to the media.

Biden’s selling points as a candidate often lead with his reputation for foreign policy experience and knowledge. But Iraq in 2002 was devastated by economic sanctions, had no weapons of mass destruction, and was known by even the most pro-war experts to have no missiles that could come close to the United States. The idea that this country on the other side of the world posed a security threat to America was more than far-fetched. The idea that the US could simply invade, topple the government, and take over the country without provoking enormous violence was also implausible. It’s not clear how anyone with foreign policy experience and expertise could have believed these ideas.

The Guardian adds: “Senator Dick Durbin, a Democrat, and still a Senator in 2020, was on the Senate intelligence committee at the time. Durbin was astounded by the difference between what he was hearing there and what was being fed to the public. “The American people were deceived into this war,” he said…

The resolution granting President Bush the authority to start the invasion of Iraq, which Biden pushed through the Senate, was a major part of that deception. So, too, was the restricted testimony that Biden allowed. The resolution itself contained deceptive language about a number of pretexts for the war, including al-Qaida and weapons of mass destruction that Iraq did not have.

Weisbrot finishes his article this way, re-hashing essays of mine written since 2003… But the truth is worth re-hashing, always, when it is most significant:

“The Iraq war has generally been seen as one of the worst US foreign policy blunders in decades. It fueled the spread of terrorism and destabilized the Middle East and parts of north Africa. “Isil is a direct outgrowth of al-Qaida in Iraq, that grew out of our invasion,” noted President Obama.

More than 4,500 US soldiers, and nearly as many US military contractors, lost their lives; tens of thousands were wounded, with hundreds of thousands more suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder. Estimates of Iraqi deaths run as high as 1 million.

At the very least, Biden should explain why he played such a major role in winning the authorization from Congress for President Bush to wage this disastrous war.”

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Was Biden’s Attack On Iraq Criminal?

When considering if a criminal act happened during a violent action, one has to look at the motivation of the suspect. That’s called Mens Rea in Roman, and contemporary law. It is the intention or knowledge of wrongdoing that constitutes part of a crime, as opposed to the action or conduct of the accused. In the case of the legal person known as the USA, there was a blatant criminal motivation: fracking. Revealingly, the Obama-Biden administration made that motivation blatant.

The US attack on Iraq occurred without a clear UN mandate… because of the frantic efforts of the French Republic… which has the longest historical view: France was a driver of history against extravagant savagery, for 15 centuries.

Biden’s criminal act is not that of a simple vote and arguments in favor of invading Iraq, as Senator Hillary Clinton did. No, Biden invented the entire big lie which Bush used, and made the US media run with it

What are those who claim they intend to vote for Biden, and are exposed to the preceding say? It’s hard for Trump haters to accuse Trump this time (Trump opposed the Iraq invasion, so did I. I got insulted, lost all my friends, got banned from the New York Times… This is when my attitude to Trump started to change, because, to oppose the invasion of Iraq in 2003 from inside the USA, one needed to have more than guts, but also lots of brains and self-confidence)

They can’t accuse Trump, but they can blame the victim. Stephen Jones: “For the record, it was Saddam Hussein that first claimed he had WMDs. Unfortunately, few in the Cheney-Bush administration wanted peace over profits.

Unwittingly, Mr. Jones proved my point. Which profits? Invading a country to exploit its resources is a very well defined war crime. Even for the brutal US Deep State, such a gross violation would have been too much, so it was never the real plan. So, if there couldn’t be any profit made in Iraq itself, the profits could only be made in the USA itself where Cheney, ex-CEO of oil fracking giant Halliburton was massively invested.

For the record too: Saddam lied for internal reasons, but he knew that the Americans knew he had NO Weapons of Mass Destruction whatsoever… And that was confirmed by the UN inspectors going all around Iraq and finding none. So the Bush administration claimed that the weapons, and the laboratories, were on trucks and were moving around. No doubt Biden and Pelosi smiled and clang champagne glasses together about that grotesque fairy tale lie, fostered by their errant boy, General Powell at the UN.

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Nuremberg Jurisprudence: WAR OF AGGRESSION IS THE SUPREME INTERNATIONAL CRIME:

In the judgment of the International Military Tribunal at Nuremberg, which followed World War II, “War is essentially an evil thing. Its consequences are not confined to the belligerent states alone, but affect the whole world. TO INITIATE A WAR OF AGGRESSION, THEREFORE, IS NOT ONLY AN INTERNATIONAL CRIME; IT IS THE SUPREME INTERNATIONAL CRIME differing only from other war crimes in that it CONTAINS WITHIN ITSELF THE ACCUMULATED EVIL OF THE WHOLE.[1][2] .

The United States of America is then asked to vote for an accomplice and perpetrator of the “Supreme International Crime”. 

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Manson’s ideology led to the murder of nine people, from a criminal conspiracy. He was sentenced to death, but he didn’t plan or order the murders. 

How many people died in Iraq because of the US attack? Deliberately, the US military refused to count the bodies. Says even the plutocratic Washington Post, a Trump hating newspaper owned by global monopolist plutocrat Bezos: 

15 years after the Iraq War began, the death toll is still murky

By Philip Bump, March 20, 2018:

Tens of thousands of people died fighting in the Iraq War, which began 15 years ago Tuesday. Nearly 5,000 of them were U.S. service members. Tens of thousands were insurgents battling the transitional Iraqi government put in place after the ouster of Saddam Hussein.

But that figure obscures the actual number of deaths attributable to the conflict. During the war and during the Islamic State militant group’s occupation of as much as a third of the country in recent years, the number of deaths runs into the hundreds of thousands, including civilians killed as a result of violence and, more broadly, those who died because of the collapse of infrastructure and services in Iraq resulting from the ongoing conflict

The Washington Post, and top US universities are owned, directly or not, figuratively, or literally, by US plutocracy. US plutocracy wanted to attack Iraq, to become wealthier and more powerful, so it had interest to underestimate the number of people killed by the US attack. Iraq Body Count, for example, counts only the death appearing in English speaking papers (that’s around 300,000). Studies in The Lancet and New England Journal of Medicine, also infeodate to US and global plutocracy recognized around 700,000 killed by 2006 from the invasion. A general overview by (plutocratic) MIT explains why the numbers published are just a fraction of the real number of deaths (they stop there, lest they displease their wealthy sponsors). Even (plutocratic) Brown University agrees that when the large city of Mosul was retaken, dozens of thousands died. But they have not been counted, observes Brown: most civilian victims were pulverized or returned to the atmosphere after combustion, and their ashes dispersed. 

An Iraqi Kurdish intelligence report estimated that at least 40,000 civilians were killed in the bombardment of Mosul alone, with many more bodies still buried in the rubble.  A recent project to remove rubble and recover bodies in just one neighborhood found 3,353 more bodies, of whom only 20% were identified as ISIS fighters and 80% as civilians. Another 11,000 people in Mosul are still reported missing by their families.

All in all, the Iraq invasion led by Bush, Biden, and authorized by their accomplice Pelosi, killed at least 2.5 million people. Because Pelosi, as Ranking Member of the US Congress Intelligence Committee knew explicitly that the pretext for invading Iraq was a complete lie. Pelosi admitted her her lie on CNN in 2019.

Pelosi said Bush had a right to invade Iraq “because they won the election”. Pelosi justification? She said:”…I knew there were no nuclear weapons in Iraq. It just wasn’t there…. So, I knew it was a – a misrepresentation to the public…in my view, not a ground for impeachment. That was – they won the election. They made a representation. And to this day, people think – people think that that it was the right thing to do.”

Biden, though, maneuvered to invade Iraq before the election. Why did Biden want so much to invade Iraq? Official history doesn’t know. W Bush pretended he hated Saddam because Saddam had tried to kill his dad. But Biden never presented a motivation for his hatred. OK, OK, some will claim I do not know that Biden hated Iraq. They would say Biden just helped to kill ten percent of a country, because he could.

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US FRACKING WAS THE MOTIVATION TO INVADE IRAQ:

When wars happen, it is often not clear why, in the heat of the moment. However, in the fullness of times, the real culprits are easier to reveal. However, sometimes, they stay hidden, because the mood in power is adverse to the truth. This needs a full essay: for example why Rome annihilated Carthage is still a hot potato: the plutocracy presently in power would prefer you not to know why, so it promotes in its plutocratic universities historians uninterested by a real explanation.

So why did the US invade Iraq? At the time US leaders claim that Iraqi oil would pay for the invasion (can’t do this, it’s a war crime!) That still did not explain how the US was supposed to profit from the invasion. 

{“type”:”block”,”srcClientIds”:[“a58ed73d-b0c8-45c4-9cbc-a26c5a2d70c1″],”srcRootClientId”:””}The truth is simple: Iraq, with the second oil reserves in the world, saw its oil production killed. In consequence, the price of oil shot up to heights never seen before (above $140 a barril). Capital investment in US FRACKING was profitable at or above $60 a barril. Wall Street was all for it. 

Shortly after the paroxysm of the Iraq war, the ingenue, Barack Obama arrived on the scene, talked of saving the climate, big time, and then proceeded to push US FRACKING as much as possible. Obama called fracking the “bridge fuel” to the “clean-energy future” (even the Washington Post in 2014 found this bridge fuel to the future “not so simple”). Soon the US was the greatest oil producer the world had ever seen, and soon the US was the world’s greatest gas producer the world had ever seen. Biden could only smile that the plot had worked as intended, and Trump haters could only conclude that Trump destroyed the climate.

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Hatred in the service of greed is a common motivation:.

So what about these “Black Lives Matter” signs on the lawns? Do Iraq Lives Matter, too? So why are they not on the lawns, too? Two and a half million killed, does that speak loud enough? It does not? Never had math, never had history? Don’t know about Iraq? Why is that not SYSTEMIC RACISM AGAINST IRAQIS?

Patrice Ayme

Biden’s work. US Bombing Kirkuk, Iraq 2003

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39 Responses to “DO IRAQI LIVES MATTER? Are Those Voting For Biden Voting For The “Supreme International Crime”?”

  1. brodix Says:

    Patrice,
    You’re being a pin, but the bubble has pretty thick walls.
    That said, it is in the process of destroying itself. Fortunately billionaires can’t even share with each other.

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  2. SDM Says:

    War crimes have become the norm for US foreign policy. All for the sake of profit.

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  3. D'Ambiallet Says:

    Excellent. Even fabulous. The enormity of having chosen that guy as candidate for president brings a lot of questions on American democracy. I hope Trump wins

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  4. MargfromTassie Says:

    Anyone intending to vote for President Trump should keep in mind that you are also voting for the GOP, ie the very same Party that occupied the White House in the early 2000’s and decided to invade Iraq.
    Major companies, closely allied with the Republicans, like Halliburton and Blackwater made immense profits from that war. And Trump has appointed leaders of those companies to Govt positions.
    The Trump administration has greatly increased the already bloated Defence Department budget and has increased the immense wealth of private contractors which form part of the military industrial complex. He has withdrawn from 3 arms control agreements, including just recently, the Open Skies Treaty.
    Last year his Administration withdrew the US from the 1987 Intermediate-Range Forces (NF) treaty, which had been signed off by Reagan and Gorbachev.
    Even John Bolton at the time warned that withdrawal would be a “serious blow” to the non-proliferation regime.
    Journalist Bob Woodward has Trump on tape earlier this year bragging about a new secret nuclear weapons system, which Woodward subsequently confirmed with sources within the Pentagon.
    According to several former Trump administration officials, Trump repeatedly raised the idea of withdrawing from NATO and withdrawing US troops from South Korea. ON NUMEROUS OCCASIONS TRUMP SPOKE TO AIDES AND SENIOR MILITARY OFFICIALS ABOUT THE POSSIBILITY OF INVADING (OIL RICH) VENEZUELA. HE HAS ALSO THREATENED TO TAKE SYRIAN OIL.
    Patrice has described President Obama as the “terrorist in chief” for his Administration’s successful operation in hunting down Osama Bin Ladin. I wonder if she is prepared to label Trump in a similar fashion for the drone assassination of Iranian major general Qasem Soleimani ? That event sharply escalated tensions between the US and Iran and stoked fears of a military conflict.
    And intending Trump voters should be aware that numerous psychiatrists have stated the Trump has severe narcissistic personality disorder, has psychopathic tendencies and is erratic in his thinking. It is well known within the Administration that Trump is disdainful of expertise and established process and has a short attention span. This is a man who has his finger on a nuclear button so powerful that it could destroy life on Earth.
    https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2019/11/military-officers-trump/598360/

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    • Gmax Says:

      Iraqi lives don’t matter! When did you see Soros care about them? And why is it surprising the most evil politician in the US was selected for president! Same old same old

      The entire idea of BLM is racism, so of course they chose a systemic racist killer of Iraqis. All they want is charge their electric SUV with electricity made fom coal and oil. That’s why fracking Obama is their hero

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    • Gmax Says:

      You repeat all the democratic party talking points, you sound like a plant.

      Fact is Biden is a WAR CRIMINAL. It is not a theory that you have a talking point about, I am sure.

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      • MargfromTassie Says:

        I am not a US citizen and live as far away as you can get from the US and the Northern hemisphere. But I do have a degree in political science, history and legal studies and spend hours a day researching world politics, social and economic trends etc,
        I suggest you do some research – start by googling the Trump administration’s labor, consumer protection and environmental record and you will see just how many protective regulations he has rescinded – including things like Nixon’s Clean Air Act! ( Wikipedia is a good start ).
        These regulatory windbacks are all at the behest of corporations who care about absolutely nothing except for making ever increasing profits.

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        • Gmax Says:

          Political scientist, hey? You seem to be confusing Trump and Obama. Right. Obamacare is a disaster except for wealthiest. Right Obama did fracking, destroying environment. Right Obama engaged in war crimes with his drone strikes on civilians in countries at peace. Most of Trump rollbacks are BS, just for the gullible like you, if you don’t mind me saying it as it is. All what’s happening is coal shutting down

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        • Patrice Ayme Says:

          The major attack on the environment right now in California comes from forest mismanagement, in light of the burning climate catastrophe.
          https://patriceayme.wordpress.com/2020/09/21/degradation-of-civilization-biden-calls-trump-an-arsonist-while-forests-burn-from-mismanagement/

          This problem was picked up by Trump, and he is so right on this, it will be picked up by states in the future.
          Actually the New York Times parroted what I long said, what everybody knowing the subject would say:

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        • Gmax Says:

          If you are not a US citizen you cannot know the obvious. OBAMA CARE caused the high death toll of COVID. It’s impossible to go to doctor or hospitals without being hit by high charges, facilties charges, copays, giant deductibles.

          So people got turned away from care. In New York Como refused to use the hospital ship MERCY sent by Trump and sent back seniors to nursing homes, MURDERING more than 10,000 that way. But brainless Dems admire him very much

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          • MargfromTassie Says:

            Obama, Clinton etc tried to bring in universal health care – like any other civilised nation. The GOP and conservatives in your country have consistently refused to consider the idea over the years. For years they have conned far too many in the US to believe the ‘socialist’ ‘commie’ hype. I follow Reddit comments on US health care and the prices people have to pay for simple procedures etc are absolutely outrageous. My country has state of the art doctors and hospitals. Three weeks back my friend had a minor heart attack and had to have a stent put in to increase blood flow. It cost him $zero. We have never heard of people going bankrupt or being forced to sell their houses to pay medical bills.
            The US elite and top dollar earners have ripped off ordinary Americans big time, over so many years. They minimise their taxes to virtually nothing. Even your billionaire President! Disgraceful!

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          • Patrice Ayme Says:

            No, Obama and Clinton were not AUTHORIZED to bring universal healthcare. Obama proposed Medicare For All (my idea and terminology), but all his cabinet opposed it (led by half billionaire Pelosi)… OK, this comment may be too nestled (being answer to Gmax) I will post it independently…,

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    • Gmax Says:

      You repeat all the democratic party talking point, so you do not sound genuine, but rather like a plant

      Patrice explained above why BIDEN IS A WAR CRIMINAL. You have no answer to this, I notice. This is an extremely grave accusation, and you just said it does not matter bcs you hate Trump. Trump was a Democrat for the longest time

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      • MargfromTassie Says:

        Believe me , I am not about defending Biden or Obama or anyone else. Unfortunately there are very few politicians in our world today who are without sin. Bernie Sanders is as good as you get, ( and he opposed the invasion of Iraq) .
        What I am saying is that Trump constitutes a far greater threat to the well-being of ordinary American people, to American democracy and to international stability.
        Please read my posts above.
        Also, do your own research on how the Trump administration has already rescinded so many protective labor, consumer and environmental regulations, which were brought in by previous Administrations, both Democratic and Republican. Start with Wikipedia or just google .
        (All these windbacks are a matter of public record and can be found on the Federal Register in Washington. )

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    • Patrice Ayme Says:

      You say: “Patrice has described President Obama as the “terrorist in chief” for his Administration’s successful operation in hunting down Osama Bin Ladin. I wonder if she is prepared to label Trump in a similar fashion for the drone assassination of Iranian major general Qasem Soleimani ? That event sharply escalated tensions between the US and Iran and stoked fears of a military conflict.”

      This is not correct. What I disapprove of is that Ben Laden was eliminated without trial. This was a mafia style killing. Obama gave the order to kill, because the US Deep State didn’t want Bin Laden to reveal all he knew…. About his orders from the USA.

      Also Obama ordered personally countless “signature strikes” (destroying weddings in Yemen, for example, and the elimination of at least one child who was a US citizen (!) This is the truth… and you know what, Obama is a personal friend, and I don’t hate him. He is just a weaker sort. What I really don’t like is this plutocratic system (which on a personal level had tried its best to destroy me, for quite a while now…)

      I of course agree with the elimination of Suleimani. Differently from Obama, I have a fatwa against me from an Islamist Republic… So I am not really favorable to them. Amusingly, I got that fatwa for writing… Islamist republics don’t mind terror, and that’s why they didn’t mind Obama’s carefully inept terror, carefully inept terror was their friend… And so Obama has no fatwa directed at him, but I do… That shows I am more worthy, and I like that.

      By the way, just as Biden is the tool of global plutocrats, Trump is also for me a sort of tool to demolish said global plutocrats, who constitute the ultimate evil… Just like WAR OF AGGRESSION IS THE SUPREME INTERNATIONAL CRIME. May I please suggest that you study this obviously unfamiliar concept, supreme international crime, more carefully?

      Once again, Obama ordered to kill Bin Laden, instead of making him prisoner (they had him, he was unarmed) because Bin Laden knew that “Islamist” terror was organized by the US DEEP STATE… The same which made a deal with Ibn Saud in 1945…
      https://patriceayme.wordpress.com/2015/01/29/great-bitter-lake/
      … After giving half of Europe to Stalin… while IBM computers were still organizing the Nazis, day in, day out.
      The Harriman Brothers, who were plutocratic heirs, organized the entire democratic party, They got the highest decorations from both Stalin… and Hitler. The US DEEP STATE at its best

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  5. Gmax Says:

    Iraqi lives don’t matter! When did you see Soros care about them? And why is it surprising the most evil politician in the US was selected for president! Same old same old

    The entire idea of BLM is racism, so of course they chose a systemic racist killer of Iraqis. All they want is charge their electric SUV with electricity made fom coal and oil. That’s why fracking Obama is their hero

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    • MargfromTassie Says:

      I suggest you read my post above. ( if you can be bothered) . The “‘most evil politician in America” currently occupies the White House. He is a rude, overbearing braggart who can’t tolerate anything but fawning praise. He has no compassion for anyone or anything (including wildlife) and is a liar of the highest order. He is also a threat to America’s democracy, indicating as he has done recently, that he would not accept a peaceful transfer of power to the Democrats if they won – as well as speculating on more than one occasion that there might be a way whereby he could have more than 2 terms as President.
      And don’t forget, he has raised the possibility of privatising Social Security, Medicare and the Post Office should he be re-elected ie transferring what should be in the hands of the American people, to private Interests.
      Biden is problematic but does not compare to Trump on the “evil” scale. And there are some good Democrats with integrity who are likely to form part of a Biden Administration.
      Make no mistake – if Trump is re-elected, Americans who voted for him, will find out the hard way. And come to regret it.

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      • Gmax Says:

        Biden KILLED TWO MILLION IRAQIS. HE SHOULD BE TRIED.

        Bragging is not a crime.

        You just repeat what the wealthiest people in the world say, bcs they fear that Trump is stopping their kleptocracy, and helping common folks and US workers

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        • MargfromTassie Says:

          “…. helping ….US workers “

          Boy, has he got you conned!
          Suggest you read the links below if you care about reality.
          And btw, Trump has consistently refused to increase the federal minimum wage – unlike Clinton, Sanders and now Biden.

          Trump Administration – policies on the workplace and labor

          https://www.americanprogressaction.org/issues/economy/reports/2019/08/28/174893/president-trumps-anti-worker-agenda/

          https://www.epi.org/publication/50-reasons/

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        • MargfromTassie Says:

          “Bragging is not a crime”
          Maybe it should be on this scale? Especially when it reveals the person’s ignorance but extreme overconfidence.(Dunning Kruger syndrome)
          Especially when the person is the POTUS, a position previously looked up to with a degree of respect by the world.
          This man is a nasty, mean spirited narcissist and an international joke.
          He disdains expert advice, can’t read more than a page at a time, lacks basic knowledge of history. and completely lacks awareness of what he doesn’t know….
          Here is the man himself.
          WTF!

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        • Andrej Dekleva Says:

          coming from a stripper lol

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          • Patrice Ayme Says:

            Well she is quite something. I met her once by total happenstance high in an old growth forest in California, she was on a break from Vegas. I had never seen her, but she somehow guessed it was me. It was pretty incredible to see such an absolutely stunning young lady running alone in the woods. She was in fantastic shape, and came regularly to that mountainous area to make extremely long runs… There used to be a serial killer killing couples on that very mountain (certainly before she was born…) Once on a trail I ran regularly at the time, two runners got killed in falls, within three weeks (mountain running can be very dangerous; actually an experienced male runner nearly died on a trail I also frequent… In a fall…)

            Anyway, ever since my respect for Gmax is deep (she was at least five miles, maybe more, from the closest road, in full steep redwood forest…) Memories… Amusingly, sort of, I nearly got killed by wasps very close to where I met Gmax, another time. It was literally a thousand feet away (but i was cross country, he he he…)
            https://patriceayme.wordpress.com/2015/06/01/sting-operations/

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          • Gmax Says:

            Nothing to hide
            Naked truth
            Visual arts
            Me too
            My soul
            My bode
            I can afford them all
            Relish them
            As others do
            Public service
            Nothing like it

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  6. Patrice Ayme Says:

    To Marg: No, Obama and Clinton were not AUTHORIZED to bring universal healthcare. Obama proposed Medicare For All (my idea and terminology), but all his cabinet opposed it (led by half billionaire Pelosi)…

    I have written hundreds of pages on the subject. So you write my name, Patrice Ayme X… where X is whatever issue interests you.

    It’s pretty obvious that universal healthcare was NOT passed by Obama when he had a SUPERMAJORITY because Democrats did not want it. Obama could have done like Trump did, pass an EXECUTIVE ORDER to MANDATE the lowering of price of drugs. Under Obama my medical drugs prescribed by doctors coming from France were confiscated, and destroyed…. so that rotten plutocrats could make money.

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    • MargfromTassie Says:

      So glad to see that you at least acknowledge that President Obama wanted universal health care (“Medicare for All”)! It is very much needed in your country – something which ALL Republicans have consistently opposed. As we know, President Bill Clinton ( and First Lady Hillary Clinton) were also keen to have it.
      Unfortunately the brainwashing about ‘socialism’ and ‘big government’ is too strong in the USA.
      What do you think about the often mooted plans by the GOP to eventually privatise Social Security, Medicare and the Post Office? This was something that GW Bush tried to do, but fortunately failed.

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      • Patrice Ayme Says:

        Post office has been privatized in socialist France. There is no “GOP” “plan” to privatize Medicare. Just the opposite: Trump wants Medicare to be able to do what national health plans do in Europe, that is negotiate prices with providers (something all true progressives always wanted). US Congress has forbidden that. So did Pelosi: if she had passed such a law, Trump would have signed it right away. So now he is trying to use executive orders…

        Trump spent most of his life being a Democrat screaming about the adversity of “climate change”. Now he is in control of the GOP, over the rage of the real old GOP of Reagan (which was more similar to Obama’s following; Obama was a strident Reagan admirer: Google that away, if it has not been scrubbed…)

        As far as Obama “wanting” something, it does not really apply. All he cares about is his own navigation, he writes it explicitly in his pseudo-memoirs… I say pseudo memoirs, because it’s not what happened: I know very well three of Obama’s middle/high school closest friends…

        To come back to Trump this is the strange case of a Democrat having conquered the GOP (hence his problems with, say Att. Gen. Sessions…)

        People outside of the USA have little idea how the USA works. It’s both much more socialist and democratic than people outside believe… But also much more money obsessed. Obamacare has augmented the importance of money in healthcare… as intended.

        One thing is clear, though, it’s that Biden, who became as Senator 48 years ago, was at the core of the dirtiest part of the system.

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        • MargfromTassie Says:

          I don’t like Biden much. But as bad as he may have been, or still is, he is nowhere near as bad as the various Departmental Secretaries whom Trump has appointed. People like Scott Pruitt for the Environment?! Betsy DeVos for Education?! ETC. The worst of the worst. People who have blatantly worked against the interests of their portfolios. And in the Interests of private capital.
          As for various GOP Congressmen like McConnell, Graham etc? . Again, much worse than Pelosi, (and I am aware of her faults.)

          And the man himself? The would-be dictator who has indicated that he may not accept the result of the election ??

          Patrice, I gather from some of your blog comments, that your disappointment with your perceived Ill treatment from the Obama team, has embittered you. So that now you are firmly ensconced in the cult of Trump, which has resulted in your very obvious binary thinking and confirmation bias in these matters….
          I see no reason to continue wasting my time on this blog.
          Farewell.

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          • Patrice Ayme Says:

            Obama appointed outright billionaires.
            https://patriceayme.wordpress.com/2016/04/17/leader-corruption-corrupts-society/
            Prizker, a heir and multi billionaire, appointed at the head of commerce by Obama, supports Biden. Her cousin, also heir and billionaire, and “Democrat”, is governor of Illinois.
            I am not part of the cult of Trump. Whatsoever. Simply, Biden took part in a war crime. A big one. The fact that people like you don’t know about war crimes, or why they matter, is a much greater problem than anything attributed to Trump.

            Since you insulted me, I will communicate this observation of mine: you are a Manichean and intellectual fascist. Confronted to war crimes, or the fact you repeat unknowingly Chinese government! (“Singapore”) propaganda (“USA Today”), you have nothing to say, except for insults, because you did not know and you are not interested to learn. As I said, that’s exactly the problem. This is how the “Democratic” Party (I am a registered Dem) has been increasingly led, for decades, by plutocrats (including the 200+ billion dollars Gates and their foundation…)

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          • Patrice Ayme Says:

            Since 2003, Pelosi artfully blocked progress in the US. She played a crucial role in the Iraq attack, then as Speaker refused to impeach Bush in 2006…. for attacking Iraq under false pretense which she herself installed. She blocked Medicare For All under Obama in 2009, setting instead Obamacare, a Reagan inspired program. Under Trump she allowed only USMCA, but blocked all other progress. Plutocrat, 100%!

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  7. Gmax Says:

    Funny how some people don’t MIND that perhaps up to 3.4 MILLION people were KILLED BY BIDEN in Iraq

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  8. El Bebe Says:

    What nobody dares to say, you say! Somebody needs to. Congrats!

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  9. Patrice Ayme Says:

    Since I published “Do Iraqi Lives Matter”, forces of the Deep State have tried to shut down my site. I keep on publishing using methods I read work in China. So far, so good…
    https://patriceayme.wordpress.com/2020/09/28/do-iraqi-lives-matter-are-we-voting-for-the-supreme-international-crime/

    My essay, which was coming on top of search engines as recently as yesterday, from searching “Do Iraqi Lives Matter”, has now been scrubbed from search engines…
    P

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  10. Patrice Ayme Says:

    All those who say that Iraqi lives don’t matter are systematically racist… and they and their grandchildren will hear about it, when they are asked to justify why they voted for a collaborator of a crime against humanity:
    https://patriceayme.wordpress.com/2020/09/28/do-iraqi-lives-matter-are-we-voting-for-the-supreme-international-crime/

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