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LET’S WAR SOME MORE!

Well thank the Gods that THAT’S OVER!

Another 9/11 has hit the history dust bin again and we are still in the dark over just which Saudi and Carlyle Group investment scheme helped to do it.

 

But hell that is water under the bridge so really who cares anyway. Everybody is dead and buried and what in the fuck do they want, they all got a gillion dollar memorial and tourist book store!

We’ve got bigger fish to fry!

And by golly we’ll poke somebody with a stick hard enough to have them attack say like a rowboat floating next to the USS BULLSHIT and we’ll have that UNIFYING WAR each president starts to rally the citizen behind the president. NO MATTER HOW FUCKING STUPID HE HAPPENS TO BE!

And before you anal retentive Trumpites get all pushed out of shape over the above sentence, well it refers to Baby Shrub and the gaggle of assholes that occupied his administration.

Not that Orange Tweet isn’t attempting to corner the market on “STUPID” but Shrub beat him to it on this subject.

And it is true that once the “General” took over as “Chief of Staff” Orange Tweet is learning to bend over for the neocons so ALL IS GOOD in dip-shit-land.

So will it be North Korea? Russia? China? Nope, everyone is tried of hearing about them already. Boring!

 

 

No we have to have another Grenada! You remember 1983 and the proposed THREAT TO THE UNITED STATES by the Caribbean Island of Grenada, right?

Parkinson-riddled-brain-dead-Ronald-Reagan sent in 10,000 American troops to protect the U.S. against several hundred lightly armed policemen and Cuban construction workers.

The U.S. military lost 19 and incurred 116 injuries during the eight day “war” but peace came at last and Paul Scoon was reinstated as the Governor-General of Grenada who represented the monarch, Queen Elizabeth II.

And of course the American public supported the invasion even though it was a flagrant violation of international law. Because the United States is a government of laws not of men. Or so the story is told. Go figure that out.

BUT WE WON! And this was our “brave?” military’s first operation conducted after our Grand War with Vietnam which we LOST at pretty much ever criteria one could list.
So you can see how important the War With Grenada (WWG) was then. We really are winners, no really we are, and our military will kill unarmed men, women and children in any number to prove it!

So presently we have an entire 5 sided building filled with dedicated workers finding just the “right” place to attack next in the name of freedom.

Hell we need a win!

 

 

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POPPY MADNESS?

Since 2002 the United States has spent $8.6 billion just for the “war” against Poppies in Afghanistan and this year (2017) poppy production is UP, UP, UP! Another great job accomplished by good ol’ America!

 

 

And the stated reason is that the Taliban, which banned poppy cultivation when it ruled Afghanistan, (you know BEFORE we attacked them and started this ENDLESS war) is now involved in running its own factories, refining the lucrative crop into morphine and heroin for exporting abroad. Mostly to Europe and Canada.

Most American heroin comes from those bad-hombres’ in Mexico!

And much like in Vietnam, the CIA is up to their chinny-chin-chins in running drugs as usual. Tubularsock might as well mention the big banks that launder the money too, so as not to leave anyone out.

Ok, just to be complete the picture, many members within the entire “democratic” Afghan government find a way to get a cut as well. Isn’t that what democracy is all about?

You see it is a Narco-state after all!

 

Afghan farmers are paid about $163 for a kilo (a little over 2 pounds) of the black sap from raw opium. Once refined the price is about $3500. But by the time it is shipped to Europe it wholesales for $45,000!

According to the United Nations in 2016, Afghanistan, which produces 80 percent of the world’s opium, made around 4,800 tonnes of the drug bringing in revenues of three billion dollars.

 

NOW DO NOT WORRY!

The U.S. has worked diligently to coerce local poppy farmers to shift their crop from poppy cultivation to “legal” alternatives such as wheat, barley, mustard and melons.

The result was that those “legal” crops are more difficult and expensive to successfully cultivate and yield much less at market than did their previous illicit poppy plants.

As one farmer put it, “If we plant two bags of wheat, then we’ll have just enough money to buy the seeds to plant another two bags of wheat. […] We’re going backwards. Of course we’re angry at the government.” (Common Sense For Drug Policy 9/6/17)

Of course, as would be predicted, those areas that were driven from poppy production in turn are the same areas where terrorism activity increased.

Surprised? Push people to the wall and you get a response.

All in all, the U.S., lost the Vietnam War, and has LOST the war in Afghanistan. And yet Orange Tweet Trump just like Step-en-fetch-it Obummer before him has entered deeper into the quagmire.

And all that leads to this future conversation: “Mommy why did daddy die in the war? Oh honey, like I’ve told you before, to protect the Opium Trade.”

So now you understand why the poppy is used as a symbol on “Memorial Day”!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OUTSOURCED ARMY

THEY HAVE TO BE KIDDING!

Orange Tweet is really an inspiration for the advancement of stupidity. No not because of his tweet attention-span, nor his small limp hands and bigly butt. No those are just side line embarrassing.

When President Orange Tweet says he wants to make America Great Again he doesn’t mean 1940’s or 1950’s GREAT! No he means British Empire Great like 17 and 18 hundreds GREAT! Viceroy Great. And who says you can’t go backward!

And you all know how the “free market system” works right? You know competition brings the price down, right? And because of that, government needs to “privatize” many of its agencies because the private sector can do it cheaper than the government can do it.

Take for example, WAR. If the United States privatizes its military then what money we can all save ……… such a deal.

Now this isn’t a Trump idea. He doesn’t have the ability to think let alone creatively. No this goes way back as far as war itself. Some people fight and some people supply the fighters. And just for fun, stop and guess who gets rich and who gets dead.

And the capitalistic system has improved upon this basic idea a thousand fold by adding the investing class to the mix. Now there are those who fight the war, those who supply the fighters, AND those who INVEST in the suppliers who supply the fighter who fight the war. See, that is called capitalism because the investing class are even further away from being dead from war but profit the most from it. Clever yes?

Now check this out. The military-industrial-complex has come up with this really fun idea and that is to privatize armies so the U.S. Government can save money.

We have already been doing this over there is that hostile Middle East and in Africa as well. But this savings is really a deal!

Funny that. Presently a “private soldier” (once called a mercenary) makes in salary about three times more than an American soldier. So the salary cost of the mercenary army would be THREE TIME HIGHER than it is now.

Would you care to venture a guess how this cost alone is cheaper?

And then you have the “standard” corporate operational costs for maintaining a mercenary army with the small problem of loyalty to MONEY rather than any insane patriotic reasoning so as to have the added burden of losing your “army” to the highest bidder.

Damn tricky, eh?

Now the U.S. has already had this continuous problem in the mercenary terrorists we have hired, trained and supplied just to have them jump sides and end up fighting us rather than doing as we paid them to do. Some of this has been based on deceit and some of this is due to a better deal going down.

When money is the bases of the commitment the playing field changes and your terrorists buddy today is your terrorist enemy tomorrow based on a couple of bucks.

 

And just who is pushing this insane idea?

Well the Bowery Boys, Steve Bannon and Jared Kushner, formally known as the Dead End Kids for you movie buffs.

Erik Prince the founder of the murdering thugs Blackwater Worldwide and Stephen Feinberg, a billionaire financier who owns the giant military contractor DynCorp International and Tubularsock believes sucks out babies brains for lunch (warning: this latter thought may be an alterNUT fact, be advised!) have offered up their proposals at Bannon’s and Kushner’s request.

Wow, Tubularsock just wonders with these four minds coming together, “What Could Possibly Go Wrong?”

Now Tubularsock, in case you haven’t noticed, wants to remind you that after 16 years WE ARE STILL MAKING WAR ON AFGHANISTAN.

You remember Afghanistan, right? The country right after 9/11 we started a war with.
And just to remind you how we did that it went down like this:

Bush and the boys and the bitch told the Taliban that they would have to hand over Osama bin Laden to the U.S. for the 9/11 crime or we would BOMB THEM!

The Taliban agreed to hand over Osama bin Laden to the U.S. for the 9/11 crime if and when the United States provided PROOF that Osama bin Laden was guilty of this crime. You remember that silly notion, a man is innocent until PROVEN guilty don’t you?

That is a fundamental legal principle of the United States not Afghanistan!

Well, the United States didn’t have any proof that he was directly involved.  He said he wasn’t involved in 9/11 directly. And to this day there has been no real proof that he was directly involved EXCEPT for the forged CIA tape prominently promoted on YouTube! But it was well known that bin Laden was a CIA asset so Tubularsock figures that it depends on which side of the fence he was working at any given time.

So we bomb them! And then we bomb them. And then we bomb them ……………  And even the old cliche that we were going to bomb them back into the Stone Age was used by some but they hadn’t left the Stone Age so they didn’t seem to noticed except all their wedding parties we annihilated. Oh, and their women and children were slaughtered but hey, THAT’S WAR don’t ya know!

Just reminds one of the callousness of war. Those who were murdered on 9/11 are precious souls but those we blow apart in Afghanistan are just collateral damage and how dare they run under our bombs! They act like they live there!

So now, 16 years of quagmire and Trump is thinking to “fix” Afghanistan by spending billions and billions of more dollars for a cheap fix: MERCENARY ARMIES provided by private enterprise corporations.

And they are even thinking of picking an American Viceroy who would directly report to Trump and run the Afghanistan mission with an outsourced army and a mission of “do whatever it takes to pacify Afghanistan”!

From Tubularsock’s point of view it is refreshing to have the lunatic fringe right out there in the open for a change unlike Killary’s style or Obomba’s style of putting up the false-bull-shit-front but still fucking you up the ass! But which of these elite assholes are more dangerous is a toss up!

HAY! COMEY OVER HERE!

Have you ever wondered if the CIA ever hacked Russian elections? Well yes, they have. And about every other nation in the world.

So one could figure that the SVR RF would return the favor. After all, Russians are nice people too.

And has it ever crossed your mind that Orange Tweet and his family ever used Russian money in their world-wide business dealings.

Well, does the Pope shit in the woods? (Trust Tubularsock here, that is what makes “Holy-Shit”!)

So here we are spending a huge amount of public air equal to any major environmental disaster expounding on what EVERYONE already knows. But the new EPA isn’t interested any longer with the protection of the environment because Orange Tweet doesn’t believe in protecting air and water quality because there may be a slight possibility of A coal miner getting A job.

Now when Orange Tweet was asked recently have, “. . . you, your family, your businesses, your surrogates have accepted any investments, any loans from Russian individuals or institutions . . .”, his answer was, “I have nothing to do with Russia. I have no investments in Russia. None whatsoever.”

So there! THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA has said NO!

So is he lying again? YES and NO.

The question that was asked was do “. . . you, your family, your businesses, your surrogates have accepted any investments, any loans from Russian individuals or institutions . . .”

The answer is, “I have nothing to do with Russia. I have no investments in Russia. None whatsoever.” IT ALL CENTERS AROUND THE “I” and “the investments IN” but like always the maimed-stream-media never pushes the follow up question, “How about your family, your businesses, your surrogates . . .?” And no follow up that would expose that Tweet has wealthy Russians and oligarchs investing in his New York and Dubai properties!

It is similar to the old bait and switch technique, “I never had sex with that woman” or “I am not a crook” or “But we don’t want the smoking gun to be a mushroom cloud.”

We have heard them all lie and even deny that they have even said what they said. And yet 98% of the time no one has to take any responsibility for their actions.

In there lies the problem!

 

Which brings us to James Comey being fired by Orange Tweet.

According to Tweet, “he dismissed the head of the FBI because he “was not doing a good job.”’

Sure seems straight forward, right?

Well, James wouldn’t go along with Tweet on the “Obama wiretapped me” story because as he testified in March, “the Justice Department had ‘“no information”’ to support Trump’s wiretapping allegation”.

And at the same time the FBI was also investigating possible coordination between Trump campaign officials and Russia which they DO HAVE information.

 The recommendation to fire Comey didn’t come from Tweet or from the White House. It was an initiative of US Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein. They prepared the three page memorandum, which  criticized James Comey and pushed for Comey’s firing. So what is up with that.
It is clear that James Comey thinks on his own and isn’t a “team” player which has been and would have been a problem for whichever Trump team taking the lead at any given moment. That boy has to go!

 

But hold EVERYTHING. Haven’t we seen this before? Massive “news” activity and loud noise draws attention away from the actual devastation and havoc Donald Trump and his minions are heaping on this country. So why the diversion?

So stop watching the monkey and start watching the show! There are bigger issues in this mix and we’ll have to figure them out for ourselves because the “free press” is just too busy with the soap opera. And the first season hasn’t even ended yet!

……….. THE BEAT DOES GOES ON! WE SHALL SEE.

 

Just what is it about this constant “forever war” syndrome that we find ourselves in as a country?

Are YOU really that afraid of OTHER?

And just what is it that we don’t understand about people in another country risking their lives to protect their country from aggression?

Wouldn’t YOU protect our country from aggression from a foreign country if they were attacking us?

So just who is this fabled AGGRESSOR?

Well, that’s simple ………… THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. None other!

Now recently we have gone through two Presidential election cycles where the WAR ISSUE was a major factor. And in both cases the winners were Obummer and Orange Tweet both of whom indicated that they wanted to alter the country’s direction away from “foreign wars”.

Oh sure, the American public bought it …….. they always do.

Historically you’ll find that the American public has ALWAYS been against going to war. In fact, in most cases you’ll find that it is true of most populations world wide.

So why is there so much war?


In the first three months of 2017 U.S.-led bombing reached 10,918 bombs and missiles dropped on Syria alone. A country that never, ever posed a threat to the United States.

After 16 years we are still fighting in Afghanistan. A country that never, ever posed a threat to the United States.

We have totally destroyed Iraq but are still fighting there. Another country that never, ever posed a threat to the United States.

Have you noticed a trend here?

Let’s, for the fun of it, jump back to Vietnam for a second. The number of people we killed in Vietnam and the numbers of American that were stupid enough to go to “protect American interests” and die in a complete an utter failure is just shameful.
The arch enemy that was Vietnam “won” that war and remained “communist” and THEN in 2016:  “HANOI — The Obama administration announced Monday that the United States would fully lift a longstanding U.S. embargo on lethal arms sales to Vietnam . . .” (Washington Post 5/23/16)

So all it took was an arms deal to be friends? Think on this. All those people dead and now we are selling arms to Vietnam that will kill more people?

OMG ——The Russians! We have to protect ourselves from those aggressive Russians so we threaten them with economic sanctions, nuclear first strike, we place missiles in Europe pointed at them, we build up American military forces at their boarders AND WE CALL THEM AGGRESSIVE?

Yet, the U.S. makes exceptions to sanctions against Russia by lifting bans on Russia’s sales to us of Russia’s RD-180 rocket engines. “It is worth mentioning that Russia’s RD-180 rocket engines, possessing unparalleled performance US firms have yet to match, will be used to launch payloads into Earth orbit for the US Department of Defense.” (Activist Post 1/7/16)

And, “The U.S. Treasury Department on Thursday eased economic sanctions on Russia, allowing some cyber-security transactions with the Russian Federal Security Service . . .” (USATODAY Feb. 2, 2017)

So the U.S. can agree to trade contracts and cooperation with Russia, BUT WE CAN’T AGREE ON PEACE WITH EACH OTHER?

And what do we agree with the Russians on?

Rockets??? So, where is all this “fear” we are supposed to believe in that Russia is so dangerous?

Cyber-security transactions??? After all that fear of Russians hacking the last election?

 

 

And just check out American oil interests in partnership with Russian firms!

But hell, that’s not all!

Look into JUST the Trump Family contractual agreements with CHINA alone. It will make even your eyes become slanted!

Finally, Tubularsock will save your reading time and just bottom line this for you.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OVER THE TRUMPAZOO EDGE?

 

 

 

 

SAVE THE SYRIAN CHILDREN!

For Fuck Sake, Tubularsock left the front door open in his top floor corner office in his underground bunker overlooking Washington, D.C. from Oakland, CA (see Bunker Tour) and all the sarin gas news drifted in.

So really, without Tubularsock having to go searching for WHAT HAPPENED in Syria the information fell right on Tubularsock’s top floor corner office underground bunker desk!

Which only goes to show you that the ancient sage’s comment, “if you stand in the same place long enough the truth will come to YOU!” is so true.

So lets begin:

First the Russians have reported that there is a chance that an arms warehouse may have been bombed by the Syrian Air Force and exposed chemicals that the “rebel” forces use to make bombs.

Now before your doubting mind takes off remember that it was the Russians that got the Assad Government to destroy their chemical weapons back in 2013 and Syria has been monitored by the U.N. ever since.

So the Assad Government doesn’t possess chemical weapons.

BUT the rebel terrorists (our guys) do have stock piles of chemicals to make chemical weapons that WE (GOOD OL’ AMERICA) sold to them. AND the CIA also trained these mercenaries on how to handle and use them.

The chemicals came by way of Turkey (our ally) and according to Seymour Hersh, it was Killary that approved sending Libya’s sarin gas to the Syrian Rebels! And that is in part what the entire Benghazi mess was all about. Stevens, the ambassador that got himself killed, was a gun runner for the U.S. and the American Embassy was a CIA front.

And when you get down into all this, Killery approved a plan to use the sarin gas and blame Assad as a pretext for the West going in and bombing the fuck out of Syria to SAVE THE CHILDREN!

Truly, Tubularsock couldn’t make this shit up if he wanted to!

So with that information, just why did Trump bomb Syria?

And more than you’d like to think, hand size has a lot to do with it!

And also before we bombed Syria the U.S. warned the Russians that we were bombing the airfield so as not to create an “incident” with the Russians. Of course, the Russians warned the Syrian forces and all is good!

Interesting that a reconnaissance photo that Tubularsock was viewing from the Tubularsock Spy O’Camera shows the bombed out base BUT TWO THING are clear.

ONE: There are no airplanes on the field.

And TWO: The buildings were bombed BUT the air field is fully operational.

So, roll in a couple portable trailers and the air base is functional again.

And THAT, cost the American taxpayer 59 Tomahawk cruise missiles ……. $1.59 million (2014 price) each, for a total of $93,810,000.00 for the missiles ONLY. Care to add up the rest like the ships at sea and the support teams and the cost of the dinner at Mar-a-Lago, Trump’s private gulf club, which between bites of New York steak Trump called for the bombing escapade.

Pretty cheap if you ask Tubularsock! And you can see that the cost to the American taxpayer of $60 million on Mar-a-Lago trips for Trump in just his first year in office is really a savings in comparison.

But we can’t, as a nation, spare a dime for preschool education from the free loading public!

Hey, it all has to go to SAVE THE SYRIAN CHILDREN!