Friday, July 21, 2017

Obama spoon-feeds yummy ObamaCare to obedient little Mitch McConnell-New Yorker Magazine cover, 4/14/2014

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4/14/14, New Yorker Magazine cover with Obama spoon-feeding an obedient Mitch McConnell his yummy ObamaCare, via TPM







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List of vicious, hateful House Republicans who know very well it's not about CO2 but they seek to tighten chains of global slavery around necks of Americans. Per UN official, the multi-trillion dollar CO2 danger industry isn't about climate, but redistributing world's weath. Such 'redistribution' only happens via deeply corrupt US political class. This decades long demonization and starvation of Americans is defined as genocide, per Lemkin. Bush #1 began it in 1990 with his USGCRP

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(List of Republicans below). UN climate official clearly states it's not about climate nor environmental policy, rather it's about redistributing the world's wealth: "It is a great mistake to discuss climate politics separately from the major themes of globalization. The climate summit in CancĂșn at the end of the month (Nov. 2010) is not a climate conference, but one of the largest economic conventions since the Second World War....One has to say clearly: We are de facto distributing world wealth through climate policy. This has almost nothing to do with environmental policy, with problems like forest extinction or ozone hole....Then we have to see that successful climate policy needs a different global trade and financial policy."...11/14/2010, "Climate policy redistributes world wealth," NZZamSontag, interview with Ottmar Edenhofer by Bernhard Potter
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Genocide as described by the term's creator, Raphael Lemkin: "Genocide does not necessarily mean the immediate destruction of a nation....It is intended rather to signify a coordinated plan of different actions aiming at the destruction of essential foundations of the life of national groups with the aim of annihilating the groups themselves. The objectives of such a plan would be the disintegration of the political and social institutions, of culture, language, national feelings, religion, and the economic existence of national groups, and the destruction of the personal security, liberty,  health, dignity, and even the lives of the individuals"...
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July 17, 2017, "Who are the GOP Warmists?" David Archibald, American Thinker

"Who are these people? Which Republican congressmen have broken faith and voted to subject their people to servitude, oppression, and contempt? The list can be broken into two. Firstly, there are the members of House Climate Solutions Caucus, the inner circle of self-selected misanthropes.

The Republican members of this group are:






















If this first list can be considered as those who have consciously made a choice for evil, this second group are the easily deluded fools:























If you see your congressman on either list, please point out to him the error of his ways....

The head of the EPA, Scott Pruitt, has proposed a blue team-red team dialogue to progress climate science, instead of simply appointing someone, such as Will Happer, to write the required report and get it over and done with. Perhaps Mr. Pruitt thinks such an approach will provide legitimacy for the outcome. The blue team won't play, though, because it means entertaining the thought that they could possibly be wrong. Besides, we don't have the luxury of time. There has yet to be even one official government report, from anywhere on the planet, saying global warming is nonsense. There are 33 Republican-controlled states in the Union currently. Any one of them could commission such a report on climate; all of them should.. This is a strategy that will capture the enemy's center of gravity – the scientific imprimatur for their belief system.... 

Foreign Policy, the propaganda arm of the Brookings Institution, reports that a number of Republican congressmen helped defeat an amendment to the 2018 defense funding bill proposed by Scott Perry of Pennsylvania.  Perry's amendment would have removed an amendment introduced by Jim Langevin of Rhode Island to require the Department of Defense to report on global warming.

Langevin's amendment has some amusing bits. In the supporting evidence for global warming, one piece of evidence listed to demonstrate that global warming is really, truly, unequivocally happening is on page four:

"(13) In the Yukon Training Area, units conducting artillery training accidentally started a wildfire despite observing the necessary practices during red flag warning conditions." 

So some artillery rounds set fire to some brush in Alaska.  And as a consequence, the Department of Defense is required to examine the effects of make-believe on its operations? On page five, the make-believers listed their demands with respect to the report the Department of Defense is required to compile, including reporting on the effects of increased flooding and drought at the same time.

The make-believers shouldn't be forced to choose. They can have both flood and drought if they want them, and if everyone believes. 

The United States pulled out of the Paris Climate Agreement, per Lincoln's assessment that the United States is "the last, best hope of earth." That pullout may have saved humanity from a form of servitude. As the Duke of Wellington said of Waterloo, it was "a damn close-run thing." But the forces of darkness still hold a lot of high ground, believe they can still prevail and mount counterattacks to gain ground, as per the Langevin amendment. The fact that the Department of Defense is producing a report on global warming will be used to say how serious a problem it is."...

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Added: 2015 paper: The explosion of global climate science spending was traced to the United States Executive branch in 1990 and Bush #1's USGCRP mandate ordering massive diversion of US tax dollars

3/6/2015, "Causes and consequences of the climate science boom," William Butos and Thomas McQuade (Butos, Prof. of Economics, Trinity College, Hartford, CT, McQuade, Independent Scholar, San Diego, CA. Forthcoming in The Independent Review)

"2. By any standards, what we have documented here is a massive funding drive, highlighting the patterns of climate science Rand D as funded and directed only by the Executive Branch."...1. The Government’s Role in Climate Science Funding...took a critical step with passage of the Global Change Research Act of 1990.  




Funding appears to be driving the science rather than the other way around....[32]" (item #11) 

The new phrase “global change”, if it means anything, is a more accommodating substitute for “global warming”....

The political attractiveness of a putative crisis apparently calling for a large expansion of state power [6]"...(From Introduction)... 

2....To put its magnitude into some context, the $9.3 billion funding requested for climate science R and D in 2013 is about one-third of the total amount appropriated for all 27 National Institutes of Health in the same year, [41] yet it is more than enough to sustain a science boom."

New World Order, says Bush

Referenced in above paper, Bush's 1990 Global Change Research Act: "Reference: Global Change Research Act (Public Law 101-606, 104 Stat. 3096-3104), signed on November 16, 1990," data.globalchange.gov

"To require the establishment of a United States Global Change Research Program, Nov 16, 1990, aimed at understanding and responding to global change, including the cumulative effects of human activities and natural processes on the environment, to promote discussions toward international protocols in global change research, and for other purposes.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the Global Change United States of America in Congress assembled, Research Act of 1990.... MEMBERSHIP.—The Committee shall consist of at least one representative from— 
 
(1) the National Science Foundation;
 (2) the National Aeronautics and Space Administration;
 (3) the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration of the Department of   Commerce;
 (4) the Environmental Protection Agency;
  (5) the Department of Energy;
  (6) the Department of State;
  (7) the Department of Defense;
 (8) the Department of the Interior;
  (9) the Department of Agriculture;
 (10) the Department of Transportation;
 (11) the Office of Management and Budget;
 (12) the Office of Science and Technology Policy;
(13) the Council on Environmental Quality;
  (14) the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
 of the National Institutes of Health; and p. 3, pdf:
     (15) such other agencies and departments of the United States
     as the President or the Chairman of the Council considers
      appropriate.

    Such representatives shall be high ranking officials of their agency or department....(e)"

 ....(Image above of Bush #1 via You Tube "New World Order quotes")  
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Added: "No amount of money you wouldn't pay:" GOP Energy lobbyist insider Mike McKenna, quoted in 2013 Politico article: 

"“If you really believe or accept that global warming is a legitimate, real, immediate threat, then there's no amount of money you wouldn't pay to avoid it," he said:"

6/27/2013, "GOP climate tack: Talk jobs, not science," Politico Pro, Darren Goode (near end of article)
 
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Added: Keep this quiet: African dust travels across the entire state of Florida each year, kills millions of Florida fish, kills manatees, poisons shellfish, can cause human respiratory problems. NASA tested 8,100 sq. mile region between Tampa Bay and Fort Myers, Florida-NASA, Aug. 2001 study 










Image caption: Satellites can track African dust clouds as they migrate across the Atlantic Ocean. This NASA TOMS aerosol movie, which spans the interval June 13 through 21, 2001, shows such a cloud raining bits of the Sahara Desert over the Caribbean and the Gulf of Mexico. [more information]

Aug. 2001 NASA article:
 
8/30/2001, "Desert Dust Kills Florida Fish," "New research links huge African dust clouds with the "red tides" that kill millions of fish along the Florida coast each year," science.nasa.gov
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Added: US taxpayers ordered "to assist the world" in a newly invented industry requiring constant jet setting to global meetings:.

"Legal Mandate," From Globalchange.gov

"The U.S. Global Change Research Program (USGCRP) was established by Presidential Initiative in 1989 and mandated by Congress in the Global Change Research Act (GCRA) of 1990 to “assist the Nation and the world to understand, assess, predict, and respond to human-induced and natural processes of global change.”"


  
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Thursday, July 20, 2017

Obama-era rule said waiters and waitresses in bars and restaurants didn't have to share their tips with untipped employees such as cooks and dishwashers

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July 20, 2017, "White House deregulation push clears out hundreds of proposed rules," Reuters, David Shepardson, Valerie Volcovici

"The regulatory agenda calls for the U.S. Labor Department to rescind an Obama-era rule that prohibits restaurants and bars from forcing servers to share their tips with untipped employees such as cooks and dishwashers. That 2011 tip-pooling regulation is also the subject of a legal challenge by the National Restaurant Association, which has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to review the rule....[last paragraph in article]

White House budget director Mick Mulvaney said the administration was addressing "that slow cancer that can come from regulatory burdens that we put on our people."... 

The White House said Thursday it had withdrawn or removed from active consideration more than 800 proposed regulations that were never finalized during the Obama administration as it works to shrink the federal government's regulatory footprint. 


In a report, the Trump administration said it had withdrawn 469 planned actions that had been part of the Obama administration's regulatory agenda published last fall. Officials also reconsidered 391 active regulatory proceedings by reclassifying them as long-term or inactive "allowing for further careful review," the White House said."...



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US supported weapons shipments to Syria sent via Saudi Arabia and Qatar go to hardcore Islamic terrorists. US says no way to vet groups getting weapons, groups temporarily modify behavior to appeal to weapons providers-NY Times, Oct. 14, 2012

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US provides intelligence and other support for weapons shipments to Syria from Qatar and Saudi Arabia that go to Islamic terrorists.

10/14/2012, Rebel Arms Flow Is Said to Benefit Jihadists in Syria, NY Times, David E. Sanger

Most of the arms shipped at the behest of Saudi Arabia and Qatar to supply Syrian rebel groups fighting the government of Bashar al-Assad are going to hard-line Islamic jihadists, and not the more secular opposition groups that the West wants to bolster, according to American officials and Middle Eastern diplomats.

That conclusion, of which President Obama and other senior officials are aware from classified assessments of the Syrian conflict that has now claimed more than 25,000 lives, casts into doubt whether the White House’s strategy of minimal and indirect intervention in the Syrian conflict is accomplishing its intended purpose of helping a democratic-minded opposition topple an oppressive government, or is instead sowing the seeds of future insurgencies hostile to the United States.

“The opposition groups that are receiving the most of the lethal aid are exactly the ones we don’t want to have it,” said one American official familiar with the outlines of those findings, commenting on an operation that in American eyes has increasingly gone awry.

The United States is not sending arms directly to the Syrian opposition. Instead, it is providing intelligence and other support for shipments of secondhand light weapons like rifles and grenades into Syria, mainly orchestrated from Saudi Arabia and Qatar. The reports indicate that the shipments organized from Qatar, in particular, are largely going to hard-line Islamists….

American officials have been trying to understand why hard-line Islamists have received the lion’s share of the arms shipped to the Syrian opposition through the shadowy pipeline with roots in Qatar, and, to a lesser degree, Saudi Arabia. The officials, voicing frustration, say there is no central clearinghouse for the shipments, and no effective way of vetting the groups that ultimately receive them….

“We haven’t seen anyone step up to take a leadership role for what happens after Assad,” the diplomat said. “There’s not much of anything that’s encouraging. We should have lowered our expectations.”

The disorganization is strengthening the hand of Islamic extremist groups in Syria, some with ties or affiliations with Al Qaeda, he said: “The longer this goes on, the more likely those groups will gain strength.”…

Moreover, the rebels often adapt their language and appearance in ways they hope will appeal to those distributing weapons. For instance, many rebels have grown the long, scraggly beards favored by hard-line Salafi Muslims after hearing that 

Qatar was more inclined to give weapons to Islamists.”…





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Leave Medicaid part of ObamaCare in place for now, just repeal and replace the part of ObamaCare that forces healthy people into plans they can't use because deductibles and premiums are so high-Betsy McCaughey, NY Post

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July 19, 2017, "Ronald Reagan has the answer to GOP’s ObamaCare riddle," Betsy McCaughey, NY Post

"Resistance to Medicaid reform is holding up the works. At least six GOP senators won’t budge on it.  

The way forward is to set aside reforming Medicaid for another day, and pass a repeal bill immediately to undo the coercive individual mandate, the job-killing employer mandate and the ObamaCare regulations that are making private insurance unaffordable.

The Affordable Care Act is actually two laws glued together. First, there’s the vast expansion of Medicaid, the public program serving the poor and disabled. That’s where most of the previously uninsured gained coverage. 

Second, there’s a federal takeover of the private insurance market, previously regulated by each state.

Since several Republican senators are balking at changing Medicaid, GOP leaders should pass the other half of repeal and replace, to rescue consumers in the individual market. There’s no reason not to seize half a victory.

Republicans have enough votes in both the House and Senate to pass a bill that gives consumers choices, premium relief and generous protections for people with pre-existing conditions.

There’s a consensus that people with pre-existing conditions should be able to get insurance and not be stuck paying out of pocket more than anyone else. Republicans and Democrats agree on that. The issue is who pays the hefty price tag for their care.

ObamaCare forced healthy buyers in the individual market to foot the entire bill. It’s called community pricing. And it’s the single biggest reason premiums doubled since 2013, according to actuaries at the financial-consultant firm Milliman.

Healthy people would pay in, but never reach their sky-high deductibles. Instead, premiums extorted from them would be used to cover the huge medical bills for the chronically ill. Call it “extortion care.”

Republicans in both the House and Senate have devised a fairer way: a pot of federal money ($130 billion in the House plan and $182 billion in the Senate version) available to help pay premiums for people with pre-existing conditions. It’s fairer because the entire nation chips in, rather than forcing healthy people stuck in the individual market to overpay.

ObamaCare also forces people to overpay for benefits they don’t want — “10 essential benefits” such as contraceptives and drug-abuse counseling. Essential for whom? The law’s defenders call anything less “junk insurance.” As if Washington knows what you need.

Under both the House and Senate bills, states can allow insurers to offer policies with flexible coverage options and lower premiums. It’s a pro-choice approach to insurance.

The public is ready for these changes, and Republican lawmakers have the votes to pass them now....

The Senate’s failure this week to repeal ObamaCare is a bitter disappointment to the 18 million people in the individual market struggling with unaffordable premiums and deductibles. It’s also bad news for another 8 million who are opting to pay hefty penalties rather than buy those unaffordable plans.

And things are only getting worse. Health insurers are asking for giant rate increases this fall, even as high as 50 percent in Connecticut, Maryland and Virginia. Ouch.

If members of Congress were feeling the same pain, they’d be more focused on repealing and replacing the collapsing law. But they’ve got a sweetheart deal. Even though the Affordable Care Act requires them to purchase their coverage on ObamaCare exchanges and follow the same rules as the rest of us, former President Barack Obama set up a way for them to weasel out of it: They get to choose from 57 gold plans and have John Q. Public pick up most of the tab.

Meanwhile, in nearly half the counties in the nation, ordinary folks will have only one insurer available. Or none at all."...

"Betsy McCaughey is a senior fellow at the London Center for Policy Research and the author of “Beating ObamaCare.”"





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Wednesday, July 19, 2017

CIA weapons worth millions of dollars intended for Syrian 'rebels' were stolen, sold on black market, some used to kill two Americans in Jordan. Existence of failed CIA Syria weapons program is "classified" and separate from Pentagon's Syria program. CIA prisoners are kept in secret jail in Jordan- NY Times, 6/26/2016, joint investigation by NY Times and Al Jazeera

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Is the "CIA" an autonomous country? NY Times opening sentence: Weapons shipped "by the Central Intelligence Agency and Saudi Arabia."...
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6/26/2016, "C.I.A. Arms for Syrian Rebels Supplied Black Market, Officials Say," NY Times,

"Weapons shipped into Jordan by the Central Intelligence Agency and Saudi Arabia intended for Syrian rebels have been systematically stolen by Jordanian intelligence operatives and sold to arms merchants on the black market, according to American and Jordanian officials. 

Some of the stolen weapons were used in a shooting in November that killed two Americans and three others at a police training facility in Amman, F.B.I. officials believe after months of investigating the attack, according to people familiar with the investigation.

The existence of the weapons theft, which ended only months ago after complaints by the American and Saudi governments, is being  reported for the first time after a joint investigation by The New York Times and Al Jazeera. The theft, involving millions of dollars of weapons, highlights the messy, unplanned consequences of programs to arm and train rebels — the kind of program the C.I.A. and Pentagon have conducted for decades — even after the Obama administration had hoped to keep the training program in Jordan under tight control.... 

The theft and resale of the arms — including Kalashnikov assault rifles, mortars and rocket-propelled grenades — have led to a flood of new weapons available on the black arms market. 

Investigators do not know what became of most of them, but a disparate collection of groups, including criminal networks and rural Jordanian tribes, use the arms bazaars to build their arsenals. Weapons smugglers also buy weapons in the arms bazaars to ship outside the country.... 

The training program, which in 2013 began directly arming the rebels under the code name Timber Sycamore, is run by the C.I.A. and several Arab intelligence services and aimed at building up forces opposing President Bashar al-Assad of Syria. The United States and Saudi Arabia are the biggest contributors, with the Saudis contributing both weapons and large sums of money, and with C.I.A. paramilitary operatives taking the lead in training the rebels to use Kalashnikovs, mortars, antitank guided missiles and other weapons. 

The existence of the program is classified, as are all details about its budget....The training program is based in Jordan because of the country’s proximity to the Syrian battlefields. From the beginning, the C.I.A. and the Arab intelligence agencies relied on Jordanian security services to transport the weapons, many bought in bulk in the Balkans and elsewhere around Eastern Europe.

The program is separate from one that the Pentagon set up to train rebels to combat Islamic State fighters, rather than the Syrian military. That program was shut down after it managed to train only a handful of Syrian rebels. 

Jordanian and American officials described the weapons theft and subsequent investigation on the condition of anonymity because the Syrian rebel training is classified in the United States and is a government secret in Jordan. 

News of the weapons theft and eventual crackdown has been circulating inside Jordan’s government for several months....

Word that the weapons intended for the rebels were being bought and sold on the black market leaked into Jordan government circles last year, when arms dealers began bragging to their customers that they had large stocks of American- and Saudi-provided weapons. 

Jordanian intelligence operatives monitoring the arms market — operatives not involved in the weapons-diversion scheme — began sending reports to headquarters about a proliferation of weapons in the market and of the boasts of the arms dealers.... 

Since the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, the United States has flooded Jordan with money for various counterterrorism programs. American and Jordanian spies have run a joint counterterrorism center outside Amman, and a secret prison in Jordan housed prisoners the C.I.A. captured in the region....

In 2009, a Jordanian doctor brought to the C.I.A. by a G.I.D. [Jordanian intelligence] officer after the doctor said he had penetrated Al Qaeda’s leadership — turned out to be a double agent and blew himself up at a remote base in Afghanistan. Seven C.I.A. employees, as well as the G.I.D. officer, were killed in the attack....

President Obama authorized the covert arming program in April 2013....The decision was made in part to try to gain control of a chaotic situation in which Arab countries were funneling arms into Syria for various rebel groups with little coordination. The Qataris had paid to smuggle shipments of Chinese-made FN-6 shoulder-fired weapons over the border from Turkey, and Saudi Arabia sent thousands of Kalashnikovs and millions of rounds of ammunition it had bought, sometimes with the C.I.A.’s help. 

By late 2013, the C.I.A. was working directly with Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and other nations to arm and train small groups of rebels and send them across the border into Syria. The specific motives behind the November shooting at the Amman police training facility remain uncertain, and it is unclear when the F.B.I. will officially conclude its investigation. 

This year, the widows of the Americans killed in the attack sued Twitter, alleging that it knowingly permitted the Islamic State to use its social media platform to spread the militant group’s violent message, recruiting and raising funds. [paragraph #37 in NY Times article] 

Captain Abu Zaid, the gunman, was killed almost immediately. His brother, Fadi Abu Zaid, said in an interview that he still believed his brother was innocent and that he had given no indications he was planning to carry out the shooting."...
  
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Added: The Hill cites NY Times, above:

6/26/16, "CIA weapons for Syrian rebels funneled onto black markets: report," The Hill, Evelyn Rupert

"Weapons shipped to the Middle East by the CIA [is the CIA part of the US government?] to arm Syrian rebels have systematically landed on the black market in Jordan, a new report finds.

An investigation by The New York Times and Al Jazeera found that millions of dollars worth of arms sent to Jordan intended for U.S.-backed Syrian groups were routinely stolen in a scheme by Jordanian operatives. Some of the stolen weapons were reportedly used in an attack in Amman, Jordan, that killed five, including two Americans.

The training program for Syrian rebels trying to oust President Bashar al-Assad is largely armed and funded by the U.S. and Saudi Arabia. It was launched in neighboring Jordan in 2013 and relies heavily on Jordanian forces to transport weapons. The initiative, the report clarified, is separate from the Pentagon’s now-defunct effort to train Syrian rebels to take on the Islamic State in Syria and Iraq (ISIS). 

Jordanian officials told the news organizations that a group of [alleged US "friends"] Jordanian intelligence operatives siphoned off truckloads of weapons before delivering them to their intended destinations.

After complaints from the U.S. and Saudi Arabia, several dozen Jordanian intelligence officers were reportedly arrested and fired from their posts but were able to keep pensions and money they made from the scheme."


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Comment: No wonder US taxpayers are the world's laughing stock.



 


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US pays for both 'sides' in Syria: Separate CIA and Pentagon backed 'forces' shoot each other. Adam Schiff knows US taxpayers are forced to fund both 'sides' in Syria. Instead of calling a halt, Schiff says it's a 'challenge.' 'Experts' say it's 'inevitable' in Syria that CIA and Pentagon backed 'sides' attack each other. CIA 'side' was run out of town by Pentagon 'side' in Feb.-LA Times, 3/27/2016

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One of US 'sides' gave weapons to Al Qaeda group. US taxpayers are a global laughing stock for a reason.

3/27/2016, "In Syria, militias armed by the Pentagon fight those armed by the CIA," LA Times, , W.J. Hennigan and Brian Bennett

"Syrian militias armed by different parts of the U.S. war machine have begun to fight each other on the plains between the besieged city of Aleppo and the Turkish border, highlighting how little control U.S. intelligence officers and military planners have over the groups they have financed and trained in the bitter five-year-old civil war.

The fighting has intensified over the last two months, as CIA-armed units and Pentagon-armed ones have repeatedly shot at each other while maneuvering through contested territory on the northern outskirts of Aleppo, U.S. officials and rebel leaders have confirmed.

In mid-February, a CIA-armed militia called Fursan al Haq, or Knights of Righteousness, was run out of the town of Marea, about 20 miles north of Aleppo, by Pentagon-backed Syrian Democratic Forces moving in from Kurdish-controlled areas to the east....

The attacks by one U.S.-backed group against another come amid continued heavy fighting in Syria and illustrate the difficulty facing U.S. efforts to coordinate among dozens of armed groups that are trying to overthrow the government of President Bashar Assad, fight the Islamic State militant group and battle one another all at the same time.

“It is an enormous challenge,” said Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank), the top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, who described the clashes between U.S.-supported groups as “a fairly new phenomenon.”

“It is part of the three-dimensional chess that is the Syrian battlefield,” he said....

President Obama this month authorized a new Pentagon plan to train and arm Syrian rebel fighters, relaunching a program that was suspended in the fall after a string of embarrassing setbacks which included recruits being ambushed and handing over much of their U.S.-issued ammunition and trucks to an Al Qaeda affiliate....

The CIA, meanwhile, has its own operations center inside Turkey from which it has been directing aid to rebel groups in Syria, providing them with TOW antitank missiles from Saudi Arabian weapons stockpiles.

While the Pentagon's actions are part of an overt effort by the U.S. and its allies against Islamic State, the CIA's backing of militias is part of a separate covert U.S. effort aimed at keeping pressure on the Assad government in hopes of prodding the Syrian leader to the negotiating table....

“Fighting over territory in Aleppo demonstrates how difficult it is for the U.S. to manage these really localized and in some cases entrenched conflicts,” said Nicholas A. Heras, an expert on the Syrian civil war at the Center for a New American Security, a think tank in Washington. “Preventing clashes is one of the constant topics in the joint operations room with Turkey.”...

The clashes brought the U.S. and Turkish officials to “loggerheads,” he added. After diplomatic pressure from the U.S., the militia withdrew to the outskirts of the town as a sign of good faith, he said.

But continued fighting among different U.S.-backed groups may be inevitable, experts on the region said.

“Once they cross the border into Syria, you lose a substantial amount of control or ability to control their actions,” Jeffrey White, a former Defense Intelligence Agency official, said in a telephone interview. You certainly have the potential for it becoming a larger problem as people fight for territory and control of the northern border area in Aleppo.”" map, LA Times Graphics





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At Paris climate meeting 12/9/2015, John Kerry admitted utter futility of further costly US CO2 cuts: 'If all industrial nations went to zero emissions, it wouldn't be enough, not when more than 65% of world's CO2 comes from developing world.' Why didn't he promise to refund to US taxpayers the billions of their hard earned dollars they've been starved of by the US political class yearly since 1990 to allegedly assist global CO2 terror programs but which have obviously been misspent?

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12/9/2015, John Kerry at Paris Climate Meeting: @ :26, "If all the industrial nations went down to zero emissions...Remember what I said, ALL the industrial nations went down to zero emissions, it wouldn't be enough. Not when more than 65% of the world's carbon pollution comes from the developing world."



"This is the first time such a senior government official has admitted the utter futility of American carbon dioxide emissions cuts."

12/9/2015, "Why Bother? John Kerry Admits American CO2 Cuts Would Be Pointless," Breitbart, Steve Milloy

"Secretary of State John Kerry made an astounding confession today at the COP-21 climate conference in Paris: Emissions cuts by the U.S. and other industrialized nations will make no difference to global climate, he said.

Here are Kerry’s exact words:

"The fact is that even if every American citizen biked to work, carpooled to school, used only solar panels to power their homes, if we each planted a dozen trees, if we somehow eliminated all of our domestic greenhouse gas emissions, guess what – that still wouldn’t be enough to offset the carbon pollution coming from the rest of the world.

If all the industrial nations went down to zero emissions –- remember what I just said, all the industrial emissions went down to zero emissions -– it wouldn’t be enough, not when more than 65% of the world’s carbon pollution comes from the developing world."

This is the first time such a senior government official has admitted the utter futility of American carbon dioxide emissions cuts. That’s a consequential admission even if you believe the claims of climate alarmists about the danger of emissions....

Kerry’s clear, frank and even emphasized admission is simply astounding. The admission should have legal as well as political consequences."...

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George Bush #1 in 1990 via his USGCRP converted US taxpayers into global slaves of the new global climate science industry. Naturally, a key part of this new industry has been decades of jet setting to global climate fests.  

The "global climate danger industry" was established in 1990 by George Bush #1 (
Public law 101-606) and mandated that precious US taxpayer dollars that might otherwise go to the poor and needy or to infrastructure would flow to "climate" cronies. George Bush #1 never gets credit he deserves for forcing Americans to starve themselves to death by financing this imaginary industry. His 1990 Executive mandate, Global Change Research Act (also known as USGCRP) declared general global environmental crises, ordered 13 federal agencies to attend to them, and bound US taxpayers to finance them in perpetuity. The industry had been built on and thrives to this day via constant demonization of and incitement of hatred against innocent Americans.


"Abstract:  Scientific disciplines, like economies, can experience booms and busts. We document a boom in climate science, sustained by massive levels of funding by government entities, whose scientific direction is set by an extra-scientific organization, the IPCC, which has emerged as a “big player” in the scientific arena, championing the hypothesis of anthropogenic global warming.  We note the difficulties in obtaining definitive empirical clarity due to the complex nature of climate, the feedback between the effects of the IPCC’s advocacy and the government’s willingness to fund the science, the ideological and political agendas at play, the dangers to the integrity of scientific procedure in the context of ideological bias, and the poor performance of the "crony capitalist” enterprises that have grown on the back of politicized science."

"4....We claim that government policies and funding, and the emergence of a scientific “big player” in the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (the IPCC) aggressively championing the hypothesis of anthropogenic global warming (AGW), [1] have together fomented a boom in climate science which began in the early 1990s and has grown markedly over the past decade."...

3/6/2015, "Causes and consequences of the climate science boom," William Butos and Thomas McQuade
 











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