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“Moderator” From Hell

September 29, 2016

Lester Holt, the moderator of the so-called presidential “debate”, earns a base salary of 4 to 10 million dollars from NBC News. His net worth is at least 12 million dollars. NBC is in turn owned by Comcast (51%) and General Electric (49%). 

GE received giant subsidies ($60 billion) from Obama, which were repaid, thanks to Quantitative Easing (QE) and other US government financial and fiscal maneuvers. In turn, GE was able to buy its competitor, the French Alstom, thus extending the US empire. A wealthy professional propagandist sycophant like Lester Holt can only be grateful to the system which made him into one of the world’s richest persons.

Bush: 'I think I killed even more Iraqi than Bill. And now I am getting richer everyday with the oil price shooting up.' Clinton:'Stop bragging, we got things rolling with our blockade of Iraq. Bill and me killed hundreds of thousands from our blockade of drugs going into Iraq.'

Bush: ‘I think I killed even more Iraqi than Bill. And now I am getting richer everyday with the oil price shooting up.’ Clinton: ‘Stop bragging, we got things rolling with our blockade of Iraq. Bill and me killed hundreds of thousands from our blockade of drugs going into Iraq.’

Obama, a follower of Ronald Reagan, and thus Ayn Rand, has quietly supported giant US corporations as weapons of world domination for the USA. Now Europe has seven (7) large companies out of the fifty (50) largest ones by market capitalization, and the USA, thirty-one (31). As Europe is nearly twice as big as the USA in population, and roughly of the same socio-economic and educational level, it should be the case that there are, and there used to be that there were, more large European companies than US ones. Obama, using fiscal policy, and other tricks (QE, fiscal evasion) while claiming the opposite, has insured the domination of large US corporations.

For example, Apple Inc., the world’s largest company, pays only 1% tax (whereas US law says it should be 35%, and European law says it should be a minimum of 12.5% in Ireland, and up to 33% in France). The Obama administration just went hysterical when the European Commission asked Apple to pay a minimum rate of 12.5% (the minimum tax in Ireland, where Apple claims to be based). Mr. Holt is a full card-carrying member, a towering profiteer of this vast conspiracy, of domination of the world by giant US corporations. Mr. Holt is a specialist in charge of hypnotizing We The People with the conspiracy’s poisonous ideology, and he naturally fears that president Trump would collapse both the conspiracy and its ideology (as Trump claimed he would do so, with various tricks and threats against Obama’s corporate champions, from taxation, to tariffs, to applying anti-trust, to imposing a fiscal amnesty, etc.).

Lester Holt A Plutocrat? Here Is The Proof:

The USA committed a serious war crime by attacking, invading, abusing, devastating and torturing Iraq. That war crime under the Geneva Convention was left not just unpunished, but even unexamined.

As we will see below, Lester Holt is not a bystander in this war crime, but a participant in its cover-up. (I confessed that I have lost the habit of watching US “news” for decades: there is nothing new about that propaganda. The Trump=Clinton “debate” was the first time I listened to Mr. Holt.)

Plutocrats are people who exert power (kratos) through evil (Pluto= Hades = Satan = Shaitan). As we see below, Mr. Holt made a carefully disingenuous preemptive attack against Trump on Iraq, thereupon sheltering Hillary Clinton from the assault she deserved on the same subject, that of instigating a massive war crime. In 2002, a year before the attack by Bush on Iraq, Trump was interviewed on the radio, and, that being the first time he was asked, Trump said: “I’m no warmonger. But the fact is, if we decide a strike against Iraq is necessary, it is madness not to carry the mission to its conclusion.”

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The moderator was obviously biased against Trump. Lester Holt, the so-called moderator asserted, then insisted and re-asserted that Trump has been for the Iraq war, grounding his pontificating, calm hysteria on a vague statement Trump made on the Stern talk show in 2002, which I just quoted. Now here is what transpired in the presidential so-called debate, this week:

Trump: “I was against the war in Iraq.”

Lester Holt, moderator from hell then lied. Or, as pro-Clinton sycophants say, fact-checked Trump (with invented facts):

Lester Holt halting Trump: “The record does not show that.”

“The record shows that I’m right,” Trump responded. “When I did an interview with Howard Stern, very lightly, first time anyone’s asked me that, I said, very lightly, ‘I don’t know, maybe, who knows?’ essentially. I then did an interview with Neil Cavuto. We talked about, the economy is more important [than the war].”

That 2003 interview with Neil Cavuto on Fox News shows that Trump was not “in favor” of going to war in Iraq. As released by Fox News:

“Well, I’m starting to think that people are much more focused now on the economy,” Trump said. “They’re getting a little bit tired of hearing ‘We’re going in, we’re not going in.’ Whatever happened to the days of Douglas MacArthur? Either do it or don’t do it. Perhaps he shouldn’t be doing it yet. And perhaps we should be waiting for the United Nations.”

Trump more vocally opposed the invasion in a 2004 Esquire interview, as Fox News points out, and proved prescient on the aftermath:

Trump: “Look at the war in Iraq and the mess that we’re in,” he said in an August 2004 issue of Esquire. “I would never have handled it that way…Two minutes after we leave, there’s going to be a revolution, and the meanest, toughest, smartest, most vicious guy will take over. And he’ll have weapons of mass destruction, which Saddam [Hussein] didn’t have.

Nonetheless, the self-glorifying “fact checkers” are going to continue to equate Trump’s hedged reluctance to invade Iraq, and his subsequent more vocal, precise and prescient opposition, with Hillary Clinton’s actual vote to authorize the invasion in Iraq. Clinton did vote as a Senator from a most important state and while privy to top secret information. She is a close friend of Bush, as she was (and is) of Trump, and her determined opposition to the Iraq invasion and demolition would have stopped it. 

Lester Holt’s crafty lie on Iraq attacked Trump in such a way that Trump could not attack Hillary Clinton on Iraq (as Trump did devastatingly with Jeb Bush). If Hillary Clinton had opposed the Iraq attack forcefully in 2003 (as the French did), the war, and its tremendous mayhem, would not have happened. Clinton is responsible. Those covering her up now are behaving like holocaust deniers. Which, well, they are. They are responsible too.

Patrice Ayme 


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