Sunday, January 25, 2015

America’s Descent Into Madness: Mop Up Ukraine and It’s On to Cuba

Man oh man, it’s like America is locked in a recurring nightmare of war after war with no end in sight; a nightmare that began December 12, 2000.  The 2000 Presidential election was the culmination of over 60 years of planning, plotting and executing the grand plan, “The New World Order.” America has descended into madness.

Just like Alice’s curiosity caused her to lose her footing and fall down the rabbit hole, America’s apathy and ignorance led her to lose her footing, only instead of a rabbit hole America has fallen down the Hell Hole.

Maybe it's time to put America on the “couch” to try and figure out how America got to be so fucked up.  I guess maybe the best place to start is to look at some of America’s most recent actions and figure out, “what in America’s past caused her to commit such a horrific acts”? 

The world is beginning to realize that there’s something really wrong with America’s psyche.  More and more the world is recoiling in disgust at America’s actions that border on criminally insane. Germany has been having misgiving for a long time and is growing tired of being the sanest lunatic in the asylum.  From Salon:  


Distortions, lies and omissions: The New York Times won’t tell you the real story behind Ukraine, Russian economic collapse

A note arrived a few days ago from one of my best informants in Europe. He had just met across a hotel dining table with a senior German executive, and the topic quickly turned to the crisis in Ukraine and the sanctions regime Washington has imposed on Russia.
I can do no better than give you the pertinent passage in the note:

“… I spoke … breakfast time in Europe… with the head of one of the largest companies in Germany. This declaration was one of the first items he mentioned. I took notes—because it is one of my clients—and here is what he said: ‘It is urgent for Europe to bring Obama and the people making the decisions behind him back to reality.

If not, this will spiral first into a financial collapse, which will slam into all of Europe, and then who knows where it goes after that? Everywhere, far-right nationalist forces are building. Look at the last U.S. Congressional elections, and think what is coming. Will America ever have had a more nationalist Congress?

Man, that sent a chill down my spine.  Germany is right to look at the November 4th election in the United States and freak out at what they see.  The November 4th U.S. election has brought a sober, somber realization to the world, America’s elections are sham elections much like the sham election Hitler won.  As a matter of fact, the last time there was an election with that low of turnout was when Hitler was in power.  From Time:


The last time voter turnout was this low, the U.S. was fighting WWII

The last time voter turnout for a national election was as low as it was on Nov.4, Hitler was still in power, and Mitch McConnell was only nine months old.

Only 36.4% of eligible voters voted in this year’s midterm elections, down from 40.9% who voted in 2010, according to preliminary analysis by Michael McDonald at the University of Florida. The last time voter turnout was that low was 1942, when only 33.9% of voters cast ballots, according to the United States Elections Project.


The people who cast the votes don't decide an election, the people who count the votes do.
Joseph Stalin

The Made in America sham elections are styled in the Adolph Hitler/Joseph Stalin model, it’s the same model that was used in Burkina Faso, Ukraine, Iraq and Afghanistan.  If you reject an American Made Sham Election as Syria did, you become the victim of a mass murderer.  

Its wash, rinse repeat but the results are always devastating for the world, but the people most devastated are American’s hostages, the American people.  America has been demonstrating mental illness since December 12, 2000.

I wish I could say the German exec’s question is a good one, but the grim answer is too obvious. They can see nothing in Washington. We witness the single most reckless, destructive foreign policy this administration has yet devised, comparable in magnitude to Bush II’s decision to invade Iraq in 2003.

Did you hear that?  The coup in Ukraine is the “single most reckless, destructive foreign policy of the Obama Administration equal to Bush’s invasion of Iraq.”  Wash, rinse repeat.

President Obama and Secretary of State Kerry wanted Middle East peace to stand as their legacy on the foreign side. Now they propose restored relations with Cuba as the bronze monument. Forget about it. The devastation of ties with a global power, the dissolution of Ukraine and very possibly the ruination of Europe’s barely beating economic recovery will be what we live with after this administration makes its exit.

Wash, rinse repeat.   Albert Einstein is quoted as saying, Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.  If that is the definition of insanity what would you call doing the same thing over and over again in order to achieve the same devastatingly horrific results? 

America doesn’t expect different results, America is so insane that they want the same results.  America’s hostages are kept hungry, sick and dying chained in a dank, cold Hell Hole of poverty, war, homelessness, illness, with poisoned water, soil and air.

I am awestruck as news of recent events unfolds. Ukraine is more than an economic, political and military mess: It is a major humanitarian tragedy now. As the German CEO wants to know, how can we possibly arm neo-Nazis in Ukraine while right-wing extremists and anti-immigration atavists rise all over Europe?

The body blows the State Department and Treasury are dealing Russia in response to the Ukraine crisis—as precipitated by State, of course—would be irresponsible under any circumstances for the risks they carry. In the current global environment, this starts to shape up as monomania….

Yes, Europe is beginning to feel a kind of helpless terror, their teenage child is a murderer, just like the Sandy Hook shooter, insane, indulged, armed and ready to kill again.  Europe is feeling the kind of terror where your scalp feels too small for your head.

And on the E.U.-Ukraine pact: It was recognized only at the last moment that it was a real ordeal for Ukraine to choose between the E.U. offer and the [comprehensive bailout] offer from Vladimir Putin, which was better suited to the realities faced by Ukraine in the fall of 2013. Ukraine needs to be free to build its own relationships with both Europe and Russia……”

Here is what Roland Hinterkoerner, a thoughtful analyst at RBS Asia-Pacific, the Royal Bank of Scotland’s Hong Kong outpost, had to say about Ukraine in a recent economic report:

The country is clinically dead…. There is nothing government or the central bank can do to stop the decline. The population is being pushed further and further into poverty. Food prices are up 25 percent and rent, electricity, gas and water by 34 percent…. This is the picture of a Ukraine that is looking an economic collapse in the eye.

That sounded familiar, it’s like Deja vu all over again just like America after December 12, 2000.  America’s mental illness seems to include eating disorders and food is viewed as an enemy or a weapon.  This is from a 2007 article in Rense.Com:

That bowl of Kellogg's Cornflakes on the breakfast table, or the portion of pasta or corn tortillas, cheese or meat on the table is going to rise in price over the coming months as sure as the sun rises in the East. Welcome ladies and gentlemen to the new world food price shock, conveniently timed to accompany our current world oil price shock….

Today we can say almost the same about corn or all grains worldwide. The world is in the early months of the greatest sustained rise in grain prices, for all major grains including maize, wheat, rice that we have seen in three decades. Those three crops constitute almost 90% of all grains cultivated in the world….

In 2006 more than 50% of Iowa and South Dakota corn went to ethanol refineries. Farmers across the Midwest, desperate for more income after years of depressed corn prices, are abandoning traditional crop rotation to grow exclusively soybeans or corn with dramatic added impact on soil erosion and needs for added chemical pesticides.

In the US some 41% of all herbicides used are already applied to corn. Monsanto and other makers of glyphosate herbicides like Roundup are clearly smiling on the way to the bank.

Man, oh man.  America is really fucked up. So let’s go back to the article in Salon on Ukraine:

But its government is still attempting to channel money into the military to fend off the big bear’s aggression…. The danger for Ukraine is not Russia. It is its own demise….”

Yes, America the psychopath is holding Ukraine hostage in an American made Hell Hole, and it can only get worse.

Bloomberg published an interesting report earlier this month on Ukraine’s external position…. The news in it is that Ukraine’s 2017 bond is now selling at 58 cents, down from par ($1) a year ago.

Translation: The markets are now pricing in an across-the-board default. Kiev currently pays a yield of 35 percent on its debt.

Connect a few dots in the Bloomberg piece. Further tranches of the IMF’s $17 billion bailout, launched last April, are now blocked until Kiev makes more and very deep cuts in public spending…

Hey, is anyone thinking what I’m thinking, Argentina?  Calling Paul Singer, carcass in aisle four.  Now Singer can buy up Ukraine’s debt for 35% of value and then turn around and demand a 200% return, go to the United Supreme Court who will order Ukraine to default on all other creditors to pay Paul Singer.  

Wash, rinse repeat.  Man oh, man. 

Do you see what is going on here? The IMF’s bailout is not marked for Ukrainian social services or any other benefit to the citizenry. All that is about to be taken away, in the neoliberal style. The bailout money goes to Kiev and back out again to the Western financial institutions holding Ukrainian debt.

In effect, debt held by private-sector creditors is transferred to the IMF, which uses it to leverage Ukraine into a free-market model via its standard conditionality: No austerity, no dough.

It’s funny how “bailout” can be used interchangeably with “ransom”.  Either way, you’re fucked.  Do you hear that Cuba?  You are officially in the serial killer’s crosshairs.  

First comes the seduction, “I know I abused you, I know I hit you, starved you, laughed at you, humiliated you, but I’ve changed honey, I’ve really changed."  I’m different now, trust me. 

America is stalking its next victim.  From Washington Post:


U.S., Cuba find ‘profound differences’ in first round of talks

HAVANA — The Cuban and American delegations sat at parallel tables, eight wary diplomats on each side, facing each other across a distance of about six feet and a gulf filled with more than a half-century of grievances….

…“What you have to recognize,” U.S. Assistant Secretary of State Roberta Jacobson (Cuba’s Victoria Nuland) said after the initial session, “is that we have ... to overcome more than 50 years of a relationship that was not based on confidence or trust.”

Hey, trust me, what do you have to lose?  Come on baby, I told you I changed.

Josefina Vidal, Jacobson’s counterpart at Cuba’s Foreign Ministry….

Even that will require further negotiation. For example, Vidal said, “it would be very difficult to explain that there has been a resumption of diplomatic relations ... while our country unjustly continues to be included on the [U.S.] list of state sponsors of terrorism.”

Come on honey, I’m different.  Drop the restraining order and I promise you are going to love it. 

If body language and ease of public presentation was any guide, Vidal, clearly on her own turf, seemed far more forthcoming than Jacobson in addressing the dozens of U.S. journalists who have traveled to Cuba to cover the talks along with other international news media. She took more questions than Jacobson and translated her own Spanish into fluent English.

Ha ha, maybe America’s mental illness is of a masochistic nature.  Maybe Cuba will warm up to the overture, give into to the candlelit dinners, the silky soft allure of the romantic music, after all America’s changed, she said so.

But, what the hell??????   Just moments after leaving Cuba’s bed chambers, America was spotted out prowling for kinky sex, a little whip and chain activity.  You know America likes it rough.  From Reuters:


Senior U.S. diplomat ruffles Cuba by meeting dissidents

(Reuters) - A senior U.S. diplomat in Cuba for negotiations on restoring long-frozen diplomatic relations met a group of dissidents on Friday, seeking to underline Washington's concern over human rights but irritating the island's communist government.

U.S. Assistant Secretary of State Roberta Jacobson, the highest-ranking U.S. government official to visit the island in nearly 40 years, held a breakfast meeting with the dissidents a day after talks with Cuban government officials. The State Department said it was an opportunity for Jacobson to exchange views and hear their perspectives.

So Cuba, being suspicious about America’s true intentions decided to use the new “Google” to see what America’s been up to since they split in the 1960’s.   Bingo, welcome to Google. 


In exhaustive detail, the report gives a macabre accounting of some of the grisliest techniques that the C.I.A. used to torture and imprison terrorism suspects…

With the approval of the C.I.A.'s medical staff, some prisoners were subjected to medically unnecessary “rectal feeding” or “rectal hydration” — a technique that the C.I.A.'s chief of interrogations described as a way to exert “total control over the detainee.” C.I.A. medical staff members described the waterboarding of Khalid Shaikh Mohammed, the chief planner of the Sept. 11 attacks, as a “series of near drownings.”

Oh, my God, that psycho has been keeping, and torturing hostages in my back yard for years. 

I’m no Psycho-Analyst, but my best judgment says America’s descent into madness began December 12, 2000.   America is in the “mop up” stage of RAND Corporation’s action plan for Poroshenko in Ukraine.  Next stop is Cuba.

By Patricia Baeten

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