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Saturday, April 29, 2017

Alt-White-House More Than Illegitimate It's Violating Our Constituti


Our “new” alt-white-house is more than illegitimate2 it's violating our Constitution, so says lawsuit, Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, Plaintiff v. Donald J. Trump in His Official Capacity as The President of the United States of America, filed by CREW.
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UPDATED 04/29/2017 WP, Trump Is Talking About Consolidating His Power and  Reuters, Trump Seeks to Shrink Federal Role in Education with New Order and  GregShapiro, Fake Trump 100 Days Press Conference | GSUSE 'United States of Europe' and Reuters, Trump: "Major, major" conflict with N.Korea possible, but seeks diplomacy

...more unintelligible rectum-ramblings from our "new" alt-white-house...orders based in prayer, federalism, and extreme libertarian dogma (i.e. neo-anarchism) are unlikely to educate our children for their global, competitive, and cosmopolitan futures?

Supporters point out that: repetitively crying that America has been treated "unfairly"12 for too longbuilding a wallCanadian soft lumber anti-dumping casebombing nations; deploying carrier strike groups; nuclear defensive capabilities; perpetual and "proved" financial shenanigans; and their uniquely unqualified "unconventional" candidate will make America great again notwithstanding its undereducated population!

When asked what "uniquely unconventional" means supporters jokingly said "the ability to pull anything out of one's ass", except one's head12.


...hey, Congress it's not going to get any easier to end our nation's developing nightmare...

 

...Straight from Our "New" Alt-White-House's Ass12...

 

...don't forget to laugh...


...or for the less arbitrary and humorous 100 day monitors...


...ok, just kidding...NewYorkerSatire, Betsy DeVos Says Media Shouldn’t Emphasize First Hundred Days Because “It’s So Hard to Count to a Hundred”

 Late Show Colbert (for the under 100 counters)

Supporters stressed that our "new" alt-white-house has had an "amazing-amazing 100 days" considering how "unfairly" it was treated by the press loving people who penned our Constitution and our "unfair" press (aka "Enemy of the People" or "Fourth Estate).

UPDATED 04/27/2017 Reuters, Former Trump Adviser Flynn Likely Broke Law with Russia Trip: Lawmakers and TheHill, White House Rejects Oversight Request for Flynn Documents and ABCNews, Former Trump adviser Mike Flynn under DOD investigation, had been warned not to take foreign payments and NYT, Michael Flynn Under Defense Dept. Investigation Over Foreign Payment




Our "new" alt-white-house begins constructing a wall...not to keep out immigrants, but nettlesome document requests from an ongoing congressional investigation of Russia's interference with our presidential election, 2016!

UPDATED 04/18/2017 WP, Trump as a ‘Conventional Republican’? That’s What Some in GOP Establishment Say They See

The GOP Establishment et al. may want to makeover their so-called "unconventional president" as "conventional" after a salvo of cruise missiles hit Iraq10 Syria,

but it remains our unfortunate11b, uncouth, unbalanced, untrustworthy, unacceptable, unAmerican11b, untruthful11d, unsavory, unsuitable, undemocratic11b, unethical11a, unprepared, unpresidential, unfit, uninformed, unbelievable, unhinged, unconstitutional, unintelligible11c, 11d, unpredictable, unpopular, unscrupulous, undignified, unimpeached, unpalatable, unviable, unsalvageable, and unreproved "new" alt-white-house!

Our "new" alt-white-house is an unmitigated global disgrace for America, which our citizenry and other coequal branches of government must contain and end asap. We need a do over not a makeover to rectify or end this continuing disgrace.

UPDATED 04/15/2017 WP, FBI obtained FISA warrant to monitor Trump adviser Carter Page


Our "new" alt-white-house is not headed for a train wreck, it is the train wreck! (LAT, Our Dishonest President)

UPDATED 04/08/2017 NYT, CIA Knew in Summer of Russian Effort to Back Trump
UPDATED 04/06/2017 Gallup, Gallup Daily: Trump Job Approval and CBS, Devin Nunes steps aside from Russia investigation and Bloomberg, Senate Republicans Force Historic Rule Change to Advance Gorsuch and NYT, Trump Removes Stephen Bannon From National Security Council Post and Vox, It’s official: Ivanka Trump will be a White House staffer and Reuters, Commentary [Tim Weiner]: Why the Trump-Russia investigation may continue for years and CSM, Briefing: Trump, Russia, Rice – and now Nunes

Amid historically low job approval numbers after just 75 days, removal of Chairman Nunes as House poser-in-chief of the Russia election interference investigation9, ousting of its "chief strategist" from the National Security Council inter-agency Principles Committee, and the Senate's invocation of a so-called "nuclear options" to force partisan confirmation of its usurper Supreme Court nominee our "new" alt-white-house has begun gathering close relatives and family members. It's too early to tell if the gathering is a nepotistic call cry for help or a wake?


UPDATED 04/04/2017 New Yorker, Susan Rice and the Latest Bogus Attempt to Justify Trump's Wiretapping Tweet and MSNBC, Susan Rice: 'I Leaked Nothing To Nobody' About Intelligence (Exclusive)


UPDATED 03/31/2017 Atlantic, ‘General Flynn Certainly Has a Story to Tell’  and WP, Trump’s White House Struggles to Get Out from Under Russia Controversy Well, .... a bona fide historic event for our "new" alt-white-house...a request for immunity from an axed acolyte before its 70th day of making America great again! Or as the Economist more poignantly pictures the 70 day historic milestone of our "new" alt-white-house:


Our "new alt-white-house and supporters have declared its scorecard at a "historic" 18 under par, calling the reports of its hundreds of mulligans, "fake news" generated by the "enemy of the people" (aka independent press) trying to "take down" our "new" alt-white-house!


...is the limit of irony's beauty unbounded?!

UPDATED 03/31/2017 Economist, Trump and Russia, the never-ending story and NewYorker, How the White House and Republicans Blew Up the House Russia Investigation and FP, Trump’s Russian Headaches Continue With Congressional Allies Under Fire and Hill, Top House Intel Dem: Nunes Should Recuse Himself and CBSNews, Rep. Nunes Won't Recuse Himself from Russia Investigation


Alt-white-house propagandist cum provocateur and possible co-conspirator Devan Nunes is Exhibit B for immediately appointing a Special Prosecutor to investigate Russia et al.'s interference and possible cover-up in the Presidential Election 2016, regardless of Nunes' recusal or resignation.

Congress must focus on running our nation, to the extent that is possible given current circumstances.

UPDATED 03/29/2017 Atlantic, Rewriting the Rules of Presidential Successionand Atlantic, The Ever-Deepening Mystery of Devin Nunes8 and The Final Report: Watergate (National Geographic) and NYT, Lies, Leaks and Consequences; Retro Report and NYT, Amid Leaks, Recalling an Epic Battle Over Press Freedom in Nixon Era

The current investigation of our "new" alt-white-house is more complex than the 1972 Watergate or Pentagon Papers caper . However, Watergate and Pentagon Papers capers can remind us of the roll patience persistence plays when investigating powerful politicians, particularly the professional paranoid, dishonest, and serial lying politicos.



...but don't forget to laugh...


UPDATED 03/24/2017 CSPAN2, Representative Schiff on Russian Election Interference

Mr. Schiff (D-CA) has called for an independent commission to investigate Russia interference in the Presidential Election 2016 after Chair Devin Nunes' (R-CA) shared data from an exclusive intelligence briefing with our "new" alt-white-house before other committee members.

Ranking member Schiff need not await the irregular behavior of Chairman Nunes before establishing an independent commission to thoroughly investigate Russia's interference in the Presidential Election 2016.


UPDATED 03/22/2017 AP, AP EXCLUSIVE: MANAFORT HAD PLAN TO BENEFIT PUTIN GOVERNMENT and PravdaReport, Tillerson goes to Moscow instead of NATO summit and Reuters, Exclusive: Tillerson plans to skip NATO meeting, visit Russia in April - sources (FUD or Fake News?) and FP, Here’s The Newest Batch of Russia Scandals Embroiling Trump’s Ex-Campaign Chair and NYT, Paul Manafort, Former Trump Campaign Chief, Faces New Allegations in Ukraine

How long before the counter-intelligence investigation morphs into a criminal investigation?; appointment of special prosecutor?; and the naming of "new" alt-white-house indicted and unindicted co-conspirators?



Befuddled supports of our "new" alt-white-house have tentatively interpreted its latest rectum-rambling as "who man a fort" while reminding everybody of all its accomplishments after just 60 days!

UPDATED 03/19/2017 LAT, Sen. Dianne Feinstein Holds Impromptu Q&A With Activists Gathered to Protest Outside Her L.A. Fundraiser

Congress (or Judiciary) is not required to save voters from our "new" alt-white-house or its shockingly persistent recklessness and proctodynia rectalgia ramblings.

The California senior senator's observations that our "new" alt-white-house "...is going to get himself out..." is likely prescient. Or as some might say, when your head is that far up your rectum, asphyxiation is likely!

Although, it will benefit our nation et al. if California's senior senator and others begin building a rhetorical wall around our "new" alt-white-house. When it "goes" the experience will unlikely be de rigueur or pleasant for our nation et al. and citizenry.

Former Speaker Pelosi begins construction of the rhetorical-wall around our "new" alt-white-house by demanding an apology to the American people for its persistent recklessness and outrageous rectum-ramblings.


Transcript, Meet The Press 03-19-17, "This Sunday, credibility crisis. President Trump's unapologetic defense of his unsubstantiated claims."--Chuck Todd--

UPDATED 03/09/2017 NYT, E.P.A. Head Stacks Agency With Climate Change Skeptics and NYT, E.P.A. Chief Doubts Consensus View of Climate Change and APArchives, EPA Chief Aims to 'Reign In' Regulatory State and Reuters, EPA chief says Congress should weigh whether carbon dioxide is a pollutant and NPR, EPA Chief Scott Pruitt Questions Basic Facts About Climate Change  

...more rectum-ramblings from our "new" alt-white-house...mindlessly chanting dogma will not maintain future environmental progress...



A democracy without "managed liberty" is a prequel to an authoritarian dictatorship, which will always profess it's remaking the nation great again!

UPDATED 03/06/2017 Atlantic, The White House Declines to Substantiate Trump's Wiretapping Claims and WSJ, Trump, Without Evidence, Accuses Obama of Wiretapping Him and WP, The Daily 202: Wiretapping allegations accomplished what Trump wanted – but may backfire bigly and Reuters, No evidence of Trump's Obama wiretap claim, Republican lawmaker says and ABCNews, Trump Wiretapping Claims: White House Reacts and WP, Why does Trump think his phones were tapped? An investigation. and 'This Week' Transcript 3-5-17: Sarah Huckabee Sanders, Josh Earnest, and Sen. Al Franken and MSNBC, 'No Impulse Control': President Donald Trump's Focus On The Short Game

On day 45 our "new" alt-white-house's figurative anal sphincter has further constricted the oxygen supply flowing to its "so-called" brains. Professionals have inserted oxygen tubing while they work to lessen the anal sphincter's increasing constriction. Life support equipment is on standby while supporters of our "new" alt-white-house continue to interpret all its rectum-ramblings...



... and an increasingly outraged media trying to understand the implications for America and our citizenry of our "new" alt-white-house's rectum-ramblings...



...but, don't forget to laugh; John Oliver Blasts Donald Trump's Wiretap Claim As “Stupid Watergate” !! ... The official slogan should be "He's the President of the United States, Laugh Now!"6...



UPDATED 03/04/2017 NewYorker Satire, Borowitz, Trump Orders All White House Phones Covered in Tin Foil and BBC, Trump Accuses Obama of Tapping his Phone and NYT, Trump, Offering No Evidence, Says Obama Tapped His Phones and Wired (couldn't resist), If the Feds Did Wiretap Trump Tower, It’s Not Obama Who Should Worry

Our "new" alt-white-house asks the United States Attorney General if "separation of powers" is "legal" and pleads with Russian hackers to step up search of archives for any relevant FISA Court wiretapping warrants7.

On its 43rd day our "new" alt-white-house issues a proclamation blaming former President Obama for everything, which is not the fault of Hillary Clinton and declares America great, once again! Reminding supporters of all its accomplishment after just 43 days!

It seems so unfair that our "new" alt-white-house can so effortlessly and beautifully satirize itself!

UPDATED 03/03/2017 NYT, Sticking With Trump, Republicans Resist Calls for Wider Russia Inquiry and WP, Top Republican says special prosecutor should investigate Russian meddling in Trump’s election

It's not clear whether the majority members on our congressional intelligence committees are more interested in limiting any inquiry and damage control or conducting an in-depth investigation into Russia's 2016 Presidential Election meddling?



NYT, Jeff Sessions Needs to Go and NYT, Key G.O.P. Lawmakers Say Jeff Sessions Should Recuse Himself From Russia Inquiry and WP, Attorney General Jeff Sessions will recuse himself from any probe related to 2016 presidential campaign

In the alt-reality of our "new" alt-white-house Sessions' possible participation in a criminal conspiracy to influence our 2016 Presidential Election, uniquely qualifies him to investigate it.

...and misleading Congress or worse during his confirmation hearing for United States attorney general about his contacts with the Russian government during the 2016 Presidential Election makes him especially "well qualified" to serve as attorney general in our "new" alt-white-house government.

It seems unfair that our "new" alt-white-house can so effortlessly and beautifully satirize itself!

...and...and...Sessions has just recuse himself. Sessions is already half way out the door of the office of the United States attorney general and our "new" alt-white-house has expressed "full confidence" in Sessions.

UPDATED 02/23/2017 Vox, A Timeline of the 3 Trump-Russia Scandals


UPDATED 04/03/2017 02/22/2017 Ted, Nationalism vs. Globalism: the New Political Divide | Yuval Noah Harari and Hoover, Trump’s Nationalism Is Nothing New by Katherine A. Becker

"...fake news have [sic] been with us for thousands of years, just think of the Bible..."

It's not necessary or even desirable to comprehensively understand and define a problem(s) before acting to mitigate or end it.
UPDATED 02/21/2017 NYT, A Back-Channel Plan for Ukraine and Russia, Courtesy of Trump Associates and BloombergView, WHITE HOUSE Trump Can't Seem to Shake Those Russia Problems One suspects we ain't seen nothing yet!?


UPDATED 02/18/2017 AP, AP Exclusive: DHS weighed Nat Guard for immigration roundups and DocCloud, Trump National Guard Draft Memo and BBC, 'Enemies of the people': Trump remark echoes history's worst tyrants

Hey Congress et al., how we doing on the inquires, processes, and procedures required to "repeal and replace"... our "new" alt-white-house?

UPDATED 02/17/2017 AP, Trump says White House 'fine-tuned machine,' Despite Turmoil and NYT, President Donald Trump Holds Press Conference | The New York Times and Bloomberg, Varoufakis Finds Trump's Economic Policy 'Incoherent'

Volkswagen must have written the software that reports our "new" alt-white-house "is running like a fine tuned machine"! Unfortunately, the damage inflicted by our "new" alt-white-house will likely exceed $18-20 billion by a large margin.


"Fine Tuned Machine" Comment Starts @ ~ 11:29
Written Transcript Courtesy BBC

It's not just the economic policies of our "new alt-white-house, which are incoherent. The entire administration is demonstrating a disjointed incapacity to formulate any coherent policy!

UPDATED 02/16/2017 Reuters, U.S. lawmakers Push for Answers on Trump Team's Russia Ties and  UPDATED 02/15/2017 NYT, Trump Campaign Aides Had Repeated Contacts With Russian Intelligence

A legal inquiry into annulling the 2016 Presidential Election should go ahead in parallel with all senate and special inquiries into illegal Presidential 2016 election electioneering.

Does a presidential candidate winning the popular vote obviate the need to rerun the 2016 Presidential Election? Or invoke the 12th Amendment? Or involve the House and Senate? (i.e. a presidential candidate winning the popular vote is the 45th president of the United States of America)?

UPDATED 02/16/2017 Time, Inside Donald Trump's White House Chaos and UPDATED 02/11/2017 Time, Legal Scholars: Why Congress Should Impeach Donald Trump


After just 23 days5 our "new" alt-white-house's figurative anal sphincter is cutting off the oxygen supply to its "so-called" brains. The crash cart is rolling in response to a code blue and life support equipment is on standby if required to keep the corpse alive while supporters decide whether to pull the plug.


 

UPDATED 02/02/2017 Mirror, Donald Trump threatens to "straighten out" the world in chilling speech to religious leaders

Our “new” alt-white-house tells our citizenry not to worry about "tough phone calls with foreign leader, as global tensions escalate.


“When you hear about the tough phone conversations I’m having, don’t worry about it. Just don’t worry about it. They’re tough. We have to be tough. It’s time we’re gonna be a little tough, folks.” --FT, 02/02/2017--

The “new” alt-white-house's Jim Jonesesque speech at this morning's National Prayer Breakfast is truly disquieting:


Huh..., can we begin impeachment proceedings now (a nascent effort) or must we await the shame, embarrassment, and damage to accumulate beyond repair?

Even the billionaire's are beginning to feel a chill:


UPDATED 02/02/2017 Atlantic, Scientists Open Their Labs to Colleagues Stranded by Trump’s Immigration Ban

UPDATED 01/30/2017 HooverInstitute, Trump’s Immigration Insanity and Brookings, Why Trump’s policies will increase terrorism—and why Trump might benefit as a result

UPDATED 01/29/2017 UPDATED 02/04/2017 ACLU, Darweesh v. Trump, Decision and Order (granting injunction) Hill, ACLU Sues White House Over Immigration Ban and ACLU, ACLU and Other Groups Challenge Trump Immigration Ban After Refugees Detained at Airports Following Executive Order and United States District Court for The Eastern District Of New York and Petition for Writ of Habeas Corpus and Complaint for Declaratory and Injunctive Relief and Reuters, Trump Immigrant Curbs Cause Chaos, Panic, Anger Worldwide and Reuters, Iran Says to Ban U.S. Visitors in Retaliation to Trump Move and BBC, Trump Executive Order Prompts Google to Recall Staff1

Is our "new" alt-white-house already portending or pretending a clownish authoritarianism and admixture of delusional totalitarianism?


Huh..., can we begin impeachment proceedings now (a nascent effort) or must we await the shame, embarrassment, and damage to accumulate beyond repair?

NYT, Borders Reopen to Banned Visa Holders; Trump Attacks Judge and Hill, Bush-appointed Judge Halts Trump Travel Ban Nationwide and MoJo, Donald Trump Just Attacked Another Judge and Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, State of Washington & State of Minnesota v. Trump C17-0141JLR and Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals Judges in Order of Seniority and UPDATED 02/07/2017 Ninth Circuit, Order Regarding Live Streaming of the Oral Argument and UPDATED 02/09/2017 Ninth Circuit, Published Order Denying Stay


Teleconference Oral Arguments schedule @ 3PM Feb 07, 2017 and Hilarious SNL Skit

Who would have predicted that our "new" alt-white-house could and would both belittle or praise our federal judges depending on their implementation of its pogrom program?

UPDATED 01/24/2017 WSJ, Trump and the New Era of Trade Policy
How will practices, which:
  • isolate; or 
  • withdraw; or 
  • bully businesses3
  • or strong-arm allies; 
  • or distort comparative advantages; or 
  • reverse technological frontiers; or 
  • threaten "gunboat diplomacy"
enhance America's leadership1?


UPDATED 01/23/2017 Reuters, PRESS DIGEST - Wall Street Journal - Jan 23 and NYT, Intercepted Russian Communications Part of Inquiry Into Trump Associates

"Counter-intelligence agents have investigated communications that President Trump's national security adviser Michael Flynn had with Russian officials."


Wow, does this mean our “new” alt-white-house will have to borrow Chancellor Merkel's mobile if it wants any privacy?


UPDATED 01/23/2017 Vox, Donald Trump's conflicts of interest span the globe


CREW, Crew Sues Trump Over Emoluments


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1. Our “new” alt-white-house uses the phrase "make America great again" whatever that means? Nevertheless, one wonders how its practices are going to reverse its dystopian perception of America (Inaugural Address) and "make America great again"?

2. All current confirmation hearings should begin with a warning that our “new” alt-white-house is under active investigation by U.S. intelligence and law enforcement agencies, which may result in the Presidential Election of 2016 being annulled for improper and illegal conduct!

3. UPDATED 02/01/2017  Those seeking to launch our nation on McCarthy-like hunts for chimera "terrorists" must understand the harm such hysterically fueled witch hunts can inflict (e.g. Google key employees leave for Baidu (百度)).

Our “new” alt-white-house must account with real data (as opposed to alt-data, invented-data, imaginary-data, false-data, or fictive-data etc.) for its current immigrant intercept program (i.e. how many terrorists versus doctors, engineers, scholars, mathematicians, biologists, physicists etc. it intercepts).



Our A “new” alt-white-house newspeak-spokesperson has indicated that of 325,000 persons arriving 109 were "inconvenienced" (CSPAN, White House Daily Briefing January 30, 2017 @~52Min). He did not say how many "terrorists" were among those 325,000 arrivals? But see AP FACT CHECK: Trump claims on travel ban misleading, wrong by Alicia A. Caldwell and UPDATED 02/07/2017 NYT, Fact Check: President Donald Trump’s Immigration Order | The New York Times


Our “new” alt-white-house and its newspeak-spokespersons so routinely publish misleading, fictive, false, invented, incorrect, or inaccurate information that one wonders whether it's running an intentional misinformation-disinformation campaign against our citizenry4, admittedly tiny and tyro when compared and contrasted with comrade Putin's or is it nemets Adamov's campaigns?!

Vox, How Should the Media Cover a [alt-white-house] White House That Isn't Afraid to Lie?

An alt-explanation is equally alarming; our “new” alt-white-house is just incompetent?! BostonGlobe, Disturbing Truths About Trump and His Team and EuroNews, Meet Steve Bannon, Trump's Front Man to Fight All Wars and Reuters, Highlights: The Trump Presidency on January 31 at 3:40 P.M. EST/2040 GMT and Reuters, Covering Trump the Reuters Way.

America didn't just send in the clowns we sent in the clowns' understudies, at least slightly less than half of America (see Reuters, Exclusive: Trump's Travel Ban Polarizes America - Reuters/Ipsos Poll)

4. UPDATED 02/22/2017 Democratic governments must counterbalance the periodic soft-power misinformation-disinformation campaigns of other mostly authoritarian nations (e.g. CarnegieEndowment, Vladimir Putin’s Political Meddling Revives Old KGB Tactics and WP, Russia’s Radical New Strategy for Information Warfare and EU Observer, British Spies to Help EU stop Russian Meddling and Telegraph, Russia has Made Fake News into a Weapon That Threatens Democracy in Europe and CNN, Tim Kaine: We're in the New Age of Information Warfare ... and We're Losing and YaleGlobalOnline, Empire by Other Means: Russia’s Strategy for the 21st Century) , but our government must never target our citizenry with misinformation-disinformation campaigns!

Listen to the shocking interview" recently (February 05, 2017) given by our “new” alt-white-house and aired just before Super Bowl Fifty-one, which uses a propagandist's favorite technique, the "false equivalency". When told by the interviewer that "Putin's a killer..." the interviewee responds by pointing out that ...a lot of killers...we've got a lot of killers, what do you think our country's [America] so innocent..."


The interview is full of misinformation and disinformation targeting a large audience. Some of the interviewee's responses are fact checked by PolitiFact, Fact-checking Donald Trump’s Super Bowl Interview.

How long before our "new" alt-white-house begins to inform us that "even if it's a lie it's true" or even if it's true it's a lie"?

5. An online clock showing the number of days our "new" alt-white house has existed without impeachment.

6. It's no laughing matter that our "new" alt-white-house is not just abusing the Executive Office of the President of the United States but the overwhelming majority of our citizenry.

7. UPDATED 03/07/2019 WSJ, The Government's Wiretapping Powers Explained


8. A "SCIF" (Sensitive Compartmented Information Facility) is an accredited (expensive) Faraday cage usually disguised below the modern architecture of a building, which is intended to shield electromagnetic signals.


9. Our "new" alt-white-house has blamed former Obama administration National Security Advisor Susan Rice for the Russia election interference investigation, NYT, Partial Transcript of President Trump’s Interview with The New York Times.

10. Our "new" alt-white-house reports it told President Xi during his enjoyment of the most beautiful piece of chocolate cake you've ever seen (newspeak) that it had just launch 59 [cruise] missiles heading to Iraq...the reporter seeks clarification on which country the missiles were heading to...


... neither launching missiles at another country nor extravagant defense spending, or constant conflict a "conventional president" does not make...or does it?

11.




  • 11d. UPDATED 04/25/2017 AP, AP Fact Check: Misfires In Trump's AP Interview The press use euphemisms for our "new" alt-white-house's continuous, casual, and gratuitous (i.e. pathological) lying like a mother responding to her child's question, "what's a vagina or penis". (Also AP Fact Check for other "misfires" from our "new" alt-white-house ... don't forget to laugh)


12. If our nation has been so "unfairly" treated by the rest of the world as our "new" alt-white-house continually and incorrectly proclaims one wonders how it has accumulated $18,036,648M of the $74,292,303M global 2015 (latest available) GDP?

Yes, more nations are competing for a "fair" proportion of the global GDP to raise or keep up their living standards. Yes, current economic theory, environmental expectations, and technology possibility curves (and other miscellaneous constraints) will likely temporarily slow the growth rate of our global GDP, which justifiably frightens many nations' leaders.

Fortunately, most of nations' leaders are not misbehaving as badly and stupidly as those with the largest proportions of existing global GDP (i.e. greatest perceived loss)! Certainly, those nations behaving badly and stupidly (e.g. nationalism, bombing, warring, bullying, isolationism, accusations of "unfairness" etc.) will not increase the growth rate of our global GDP by such misbehavior!

The good news is that independently of some nations' bad and stupid behavior very smart people across nations are working hard to alter these perceived major constraints on our global GDP, which is no mean feat!

Our "new" alt-white-house severely harms our nation and impedes solutions to these difficult global constraints with it bellicose, belligerent, bullying, and bigoted behavior. Instead of working to lessen these global constraints our "new" alt-white-house is using them to cynically appeal to a small segment of our electorate, which it incorrectly perceives as necessary to it political power.




Originally Published January 23, 2017; Last Updated April 29, 2017; Last Republished April 29, 2017:

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Security Council Veto Aids Brutal Syrian Regime

Originally Published February 04, 2012; Last Updated April 27 2017; Last Republished April 27, 2017:

If regime change does not occur by debate and direction in the United Nations Security Council how will citizens living under a violent repressive regime seek and gain representative government?

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UPDATED 07/03/2012 HRW, Syria: Torture Centers Revealed Russia, China, United States, et al. must uniformly decide every government of every nation will rule without coercion in any form or not rule at all.

UPDATED 02/25/2012 SoS, Secretary Clinton comment after the Friends of Syrian People meeting in Tunisia (text of comments):


Kudos to the Secretary of State for her candid words on the government's slaughter of Syrian citizens. Hopefully, our talented secretary of state will directly articulate a nascent principle that the era of rule by force is ending.

As a condition precedent for joining the community of nations all governments must rule by citizen consent obtained in peaceful, routine, periodic, and transparent elections—authoritarian rule is no longer an alternative form of government.

In any event the Bashar al-Assad government must be totally disconnected from the community of nations and those responsible for slaughtering Syrians (and others) must stand trial for crime against humanity.

UPDATED 02/05/2012 WH, Statement by the President on Syria

Kudos to the president for vociferously condemning the brutality and inhumanity of Syria's Bashar al-Assad—his brutality and inhumanity exceeds by orders of magnitude all minimum civil society and governance standards.


UPDATED 02/06/2012 Also, Explanation of Vote by Ambassador Susan E. Rice, U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations, At a Security Council Session on Syria, February 4, 2012


Secretary of State Clinton speaking from Sofia, Bulgaria on the unfortunate China/Russia veto of the security council Syria resolution. 

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UPDATED 04/27/2017 NYT, How Syria And Russia Spun A Chemical Strike | The New York Times




UPDATED 04/24/2017 ABCNews, US sanctions 271 Syrian government workers after chemical attack


UPDATED 04/11/2017 AP, Official: Russia Knew Syrian Chemical Attack Was Coming
UPDATED 04/07/2017 NavyMil, Trump Orders Missile Attack in Retaliation for Syrian Chemical Strikes and ISI, Image Sat International First to Analyze Shayrat Airfield Missile Attack

U.S. Navy Mediterranean assets are reporting 58/59 TLAM missiles destroyed Shayrat Air Base. Likely variants launched include BGM(RGM)-109C (hardened targets), BGM(RGM)-109D (runway-aircraft targets) and RGM/UGM-109E (improved BGM-109C)?


UPDATED 04/06/2017 Reuters, Merkel calls lack of Syria U.N. resolution 'scandal' and Reuters, World anger at suspected Syria gas attack and WP, Trump condemns chemical attack as his U.N. ambassador assails Russia’s role


UPDATED 01/13/2017 Reuters, Exclusive: Assad linked to Syrian chemical attacks for first time

Investigating the war crimes of thug governments is not very meaningful if the thugs do not appear before routinely convened international tribunals to explain their war crimes or such appearances are measured in decades instead of months or years.

UPDATED 01/06/2017 CGTN, Russia begins to withdraw armed forces in Syria


UPDATED 12/09/2016 CCTV, Relations between Russia and NATO reach a new low

 

All nations have an implicit responsibility to sanction and isolate any peer nation engaged in menacing behavior.

Of course, increased sanctions and isolation must parallel political discussions in pursuit of a peaceful solution.

UPDATED 12/01/2016 Telegraph, Vladimir Putin says Russia wants to normalise relations with US

A Security Council vote is not required to steadfastly support or increase and extend the sanctions imposed on an infandous (odious beyond expression) government.

Sending field hospitals (after destroying local hospitals!) and other aid to ease some of the war inflicted misery is helpful but not a substitute for ensuring the Syrian people live under representative government. Additionally, the international community must pursue and prosecute all those committing or directing war crimes in Syria (e.g. Bashar al-Assad et al.).

Normalized relationship with the United States must require Russia's compliance with the Minsk II protocol. Changing or maintaining national borders by use of force or an infinite variety of thuggery is a twenty-first century anathema and affront to all peaceful nations.

 

UPDATED 11/22/2016 Reuters, Exclusive: Russian tankers defy EU ban to smuggle jet fuel to Syria - sources
UPDATED 10/31/2016 UN, Security Council Unanimous Adopts Resolution 2314 (2016), Extends Mandate of Joint Investigative Mechanism Identifying Perpetrators Using Chemical Weapons in Syria

Now what?!

UPDATED 10/07/2016 WP, US accuses Russia, Syria of war crimes; France seeks UN vote

A Security Council vote is not required to steadfastly maintain or increase and extend the sanctions imposed on an infandous (odious beyond expression) government.

UPDATED 09/26/2016 NYT, Syria and Russia Appear Ready to Scorch Aleppo and UN, At Security Council, UN envoy appeals for Russia and US cooperation to pull Syria 'away from the brink'

The United Nations Security Council is unable to halt the carnage in Syria, even for brief periods for safe aid delivery.

It's unfortunate that a twenty-first century citizenry of any nation must choose between nonrepresentational government and scorched earth attacks.

Assad and his ilk are unfit to govern anything.

UPDATED 09/20/2016 CCTV, UN Secretary-General calls for end to Syria crisis


UPDATED 09/10/2016 RT, US-Russian Syria deal: Nationwide ceasefire to begin at sundown on Monday When you lose track of whom the hell you're fighting it's time to stop (send the pizza and vodka to the innocent Syrian noncombatants).

 


If the global community persists with warring as its chosen solution to our global problems it must accept responsibility for and fund the life cycle needs (i.e. shelter, nutrition, healthcare, education, and security) of the displaced populations.

...many orders of magnitude more expensive than delivering pizza and vodka!

UPDATED 09/07/2016 NYT, Ash Carter: Russia Sowing Seeds of Global Instability
UPDATED 08/20/2016 BBC, Syrian war: US scrambles jets to Hassakeh and  Reuters, Russia says ready for Aleppo truce but U.N. should set terms: diplomat

It's difficult to imagine backing a more incompetent, incapable, intolerable, and infandous regime than the Assad regime!

The global community must do orders of magnitude better!

UPDATED 03/16/2015 BBC, Syria conflict: Russia 'to continue air strikes' after withdrawal

Nations are now trying to fight wars on the cheap. Eventually nations will figure out that the cheapest method of fighting wars is not to begin warring. Stated differently, the war not fought is the cheapest.

But, by what logic will nations not begin warring? Warring nations are still guided by a primitive "God", the unparalleled, ultimate, and ubiquitous definition of thug.

UPDATED 02/05/2016 AP, Saudi official says kingdom ready to send troops to Syria

At some point the community of nations must agree and decide that it's no longer acceptable for any government to be changed or maintained by force and simultaneously participate in our global community.

UPDATED 11/25/2015 WH, President Obama and President Hollande Hold a Joint Press Conference


Hopefully, our news organizations will provide some historical context in their reporting on Syria, which will assist our citizenry understand the incredible complexities of reconfiguring Syria; Assad's departure is just one simple milestone in a long series of difficult milestones needed to reconfigure a stable Syria.

Bombs and shirts optional; skirts mandatory!

UPDATED 11/18/2015 AP, Narrowing rift, US and Russia entertain cooperation in Syria Kudos to our President; pursuing cooperation counter to our "bomb now, aim later" religious zealots in Congress is not an intuitive or easy diplomatic configuration.

You might think our President wouldn't be alone in pursuit of cooperative diplomacy considering our congressional religious zealots are still scooping up the shit after their last "bomb now, aim later" parade, 14+ years later!


UPDATED 10/02/2015 NYT, Obama Holds Press Conference (Syria response begins about 42 minutes into press conference)
 
UPDATED 09/28/2015 Atlantic, Bashar al-Assad and the Devil’s Endgame


The "devil you know..." logic is so twentieth century (or in the case of the religious whack-jobs running ISIS, tenth century)--let's try "devil free government and governance..." in the twenty-first century.

UPDATED 08/30/2013 UPI, President Obama's remarks on response to Syrian chemical weapons

Mr. President, you are no doubt sincere when stating that the world's thugs indiscriminately kill others because of a failure to send the thugs a signal of force. If this premise were true then the world would not currently be debating when and how to send the latest thug in Syria a signal of force.

Sending yet another thug, yet another signal of force is a fundamentally flawed premise, which only guarantees we'll be sending thugs signals of force for the foreseeable future.

Perhaps it's time to rethink the fundamentally flawed premise of sending signals of force to thugs—or sending any signals to thugs for that matter? All too often the international community's focus shifts to who is sending the signals (especially if we're the sender) instead of focusing on why the community of nations permits thugs to govern nations in the first place.

Moreover, after a signal of force is sent a subset of the community of nations stands akimbo, enabling them and others to pretend like they've solved something—at least until the next incident of killing by some thug masquerading as a national leader!

UPDATED 08/22/2013 UPI, McCain says U.S. credibility in Middle East 'has never been lower'

A decreasing American credibility in the Middle East may represent a refreshing reluctance to solve problems using American coercive force and violence. If so, then our decreasing credibility may be an equally refreshing predicate to deriving and depending on future peaceful solutions to our problems.

Perhaps Senator McCain will articulate how his personal preference for coercive force and violence solves the problem of two-bit thugs killing citizens with abandon because they differ in sectarian beliefs based on fantastically foolish fairy-tales?

Why would any nation associate with those that coerce others because they profess a different, but equally fantastically foolish fairy-tale, much less choose between fantastically foolish fairy-tales?

UPDATED 11/29/2012 Google, All Google Services and Traffic Go Black in Syria (11:59GMT)

Select "Syria" and "All Products" from drop-down menu if not already selected or refer to table for November 29, 2012.

UPDATED 11/26/2012 Reuters, Russia's Medvedev criticizes France for backing Syrian rebels

On the contrary France's recognition of the inchoate rebel government seems the most civilized method of changing an authoritarian regime, under circumstances in Syria.

It's unfortunate that such a civilized process has not been generalized and standardized within the United Nations Security Council for authoritarian regime that refuse to implement representative governance on demand by a nation's citizenry.

UPDATED 08/11/2012 Australian, Clinton in Turkey for key Syria talks

If travel is a proxy for nascent miltilateral collaboration then we might just be getting the hang of the massive global paradigm shift that is afoot—could it be our cowboys and neocons have been lassoed and corralled?—kudos to our Secretary of State.
UPDATED 06/19/2012 NYT, Syria-Bound Russian Ship Is Turned Back
UPDATED 05/26/2012 Al Jazeera, UN confirms 'massacre' of children in Houla and Al Jazeera, Syria Live Blog The condemnations and carnage continue; but no relief from authoritarian rule.

UPDATED 03/20/2012 Guardian, Syria: leaked documents reveal Bashar al-Assad's role in crushing protests and Al Jazeera, The Damascus Documents


Other reports indicate that the portion of the Guardian article referring to a Russian anti-terrorist team deployed to Syria may be inaccurate.

UPDATED 03/21/2012 USA Today Photos, Unrest in Syria and Yahoo Photos, Slaughter in Syria


The International Criminal Court (ICC) must issue arrest warrants1 for Bashar al-Assad et al. while the authoritarian nations of Russia and China plead their obsolete frame of reference to the global community, which is fast evolving to less authoritarian methods of governance.

UPDATED 02/25/2012 Reuters, Syrians trapped in Homs say world is failing them

UPDATED 02/17/2012 UPI, General Assembly passes Syria resolution

UPPDATED 02/16/2012 WP, UN chief sees possible crimes against humanity in Syria as activists report new raids, arrests

The leadership of every nation's must know with certainty that regime change will immediately follow any use of excessive or lethal force against its peacefully protesting citizens.

UPDATED 02/16/2012 BBC, Syria crisis: China sends senior envoy

UPDATED 02/09/2012 Reuters, Syria's Homs bombarded again, Turks push for solution and Reuters, U.N. rights chief says action on Syria urgent and Reuters, China says may send envoy to discuss Syria crisis


UPDATED 02/08/2012 ChinaElections, Libya, Syria, and China’s Role in the International Community

China must abandon its historical preference for non-intervention/non-interference (may have been applicable circa 1000 BCE; not applicable circa 2012 CE).  China must jointly participate with the international community to economically isolate, replace and hold accountable any government slaughtering its citizens.

Any government slaughtering its citizens has initiated its own regime change. It then becomes the responsibility of the international community to jointly implement all processes necessary and sufficient to economically isolate, replace, and hold accountable that government.

Kudos to those nations from the international community that have jointly begun this process with respect to Syria's Bashar al-Assad.

NYT, Russia and China Block U.N. Action on Syrian Crisis
USA Today, Russia, China veto U.N. resolution on Syria


-----notes-----

1. The community of nations must stop using the ineffective strategy or rationale of withholding ICC arrest warrants on the chance hope that a criminal accused of committing crimes against humanity will see it as an incentive to voluntarily surrender power or more absurdly transition to less authoritarian governance methods.

A Security Council referral may lessen some of the criticism over Russia and China's intransigence on intervening to stop al-Assad's brutality and consequent humanitarian catastrophe.