All posts by Rich Winkel

Primary Obama Now

Obama’s election was  a total cultural breakthrough for the united states.  But that says nothing about the man himself.  Who is he?  Why was goldman sachs his biggest campaign donor?  Why have so many of his policies been a seamless continuation of bush’s, or even worse?   How did a democratic president wind up putting wall street’s bad bets on the back of the US taxpayer?

Some people aren’t waiting for an answer, they’re moving on to known quantities, people who have demonstrated years of service to the public good.  They’re mounting a campaign to run real progressives against obama in the primaries.  Maybe they have it right.

US, Russia In Deadlock Over ABM’s in Europe

Russia has good reason to be concerned.   The US has repeatedly rebuffed offers of cooperation based on shared management of the ABM bases.  Why?  And really, what threat are Iranian missiles to europe.   ABM bases would be far more effective as part of a first strike nuclear strategy against russia.  To all appearances, the cold war never ended in washington.  But now they’re really playing with fire.

(Reuters) – A top Russian diplomat said on Wednesday that talks with the United States on missile defense had hit a “dead end,” and Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov responded coolly to a gesture designed to allay the Kremlin’s concerns about U.S. plans.

The below article explains how ABM bases would be an essential part of a first strike strategy.  The stakes couldn’t be higher.

For almost half a century, the world’s most powerful nuclear states have been locked in a military stalemate known as mutual assured destruction (MAD). By the early 1960s, the nuclear arsenals of the United States and the Soviet Union had grown so large and sophisticated that neither country could entirely destroy the other’s retaliatory force by launching first, even with a surprise attack. Starting a nuclear war was therefore tantamount to committing suicide. … [but] the age of MAD is nearing an end. Today, for the first time in almost 50 years, the United States stands on the verge of attaining nuclear primacy. It will probably soon be possible for the United States to destroy the long-range nuclear arsenals of Russia or China with a first strike. This dramatic shift in the nuclear balance of power stems from a series of improvements in the United States’ nuclear systems, the precipitous decline of Russia’s arsenal, and the glacial pace of modernization of China’s nuclear forces. Unless Washington’s policies change or Moscow and Beijing take steps to increase the size and readiness of their forces, Russia and China — and the rest of the world — will live in the shadow of U.S. nuclear primacy for many years to come.


Occupy Wall Street Major Target of Infiltration

“Historically, progressive social movements have been infiltrated, their leaders co-opted and manipulated, through the corporate funding of non-governmental organizations, trade unions and political parties. The ultimate purpose of “funding dissent” is to prevent the protest movement from challenging the legitimacy of the economic elites”

Feds Trafficked Guns To Suspected Criminals Under Bush Too

During an appearance on CBS News’ Face the Nation on Sunday, House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Rep. Darrell Issa acknowledged that an almost identical program to Fast and Furious, in which the federal government trafficked guns directly to suspected criminals, existed under the Bush administration.

Hopefully it’s not necessary to point out the agenda here.  The people who are in control of the federal government want to disarm us by creating a crisis that they can blame on the second amendment.  Why?  Who really IS in control of washington?  One can begin to glean an answer to that question by seeing who has impunity when they break the law.  For instance, when Prescott Bush was caught trying to mount a military coup against the US government in the 30’s, he didn’t spend a day in jail, in fact he wasn’t even prosecuted.  (see “the white house coup” in the reference section)   Bush and other wall-street powerbrokers were also discovered to have financed and profited from the rise of hitler (ref section), apparently intending to join the axis powers upon a successful coup (  After the war nazi scientists and intelligence operatives were imported to this country under operation paperclip and integrated into US military and intelligence programs with barely a hiccup.

The CIA is wall street’s private corporate army, incorporated in delaware (see elsewhere in this blog and see Mike Ruppert video in ref section) and they’ve been caught repeatedly running drugs into this country, torturing people and installing dictatorships, creating massive genocides all around the world long before the so-called “war on terror”.  Again, no one has spent a day in jail.

In the wake of 9/11, several of those responsible for blocking FBI investigations into AQ and the breakdown of NORAD were actually promoted.

Heck, a conspiracy of high-level federal officials knocked off the president of the united states in 1963 and managed to cover it up in the mainstream media.  (see JFK: an unsolved murder in the ref section)

How much money is required to buy, blackmail and murder your way through such operations and get away with it?  There’s only one group capable of such media, judicial and legislative manipulation, the same group which profits from endless unwinnable wars and the resultant federal debt, who manipulate markets and have created a string of traumatic economic cycles including the great depression of the 30’s.  We don’t know all their names of course, but we don’t need to.  All we need to do is eliminate the legal foundations of their funding operations.  Nationalize the fed, impose a 1% tobin tax, repeal the drug laws, re-outlaw derivatives, reinstitute glass-steagall and other roosevelt era laws, decentralize the media, maintain an open internet, open the national archives older than 10 years to public scrutiny.  I’m sure you can think of others.

There’s a widespread misconception out there that just because we live (or used to live) at the geographic heart of the global power structure, that we’re safe from the most brutal forms of repression that have been imposed elsewhere.  But the carefully orchestrated economic collapse which is upon us should dispel the notion that the controllers have any special fondness for this country or its people.  It appears they no longer even consider most of us to be very useful to them.   And we know what they’re capable of.  Millions of people around the world have been murdered under similar circumstances.  Can it happen here?  What do you think?

Obviously the stakes involved in OWS are far more serious than most people realize.

US Govt Operative “Advising” OWS

A US government-backed pioneer of the so-called “Arab Spring” in Egypt that eventually resulted in a military dictatorship is now “advising” the Occupy Wall Street protesters in both Washington DC and New York, in another sign that the movement has been subverted by the establishment.

US State Department-funded activist Ahmed Maher “is now giving advice to a new group of protesters: the Occupy Wall Street movement,” reports Wired News.

Maher has been “corresponding for weeks” with OWS activists, offering them “practical advice from a successful Egyptian revolutionary,” according to the report.

As Egyptian activist Kareem Amer writes, “Egypt’s Arab Spring has led not to democracy—but to another cruel dictatorship,” under which “The military is killing minorities and imprisoning dissidents.”

Several months ago this blog pointed out how the “arab spring” was manipulated by the US government from beginning to end, redirecting and co-opting the inevitable revolution to preserve the existing order, not unlike the democrats vs republicans scam here in the USA.  If you go digging you’ll find it.

Remembering the Swine Flu Hoax

With a new flu season upon us, it’s worth remembering the scandalous behavior of the CDC and the WHO in 2009 and how they functioned as salesmen for the pharmaceutical industry during the swine flu “pandemic” of 2009.

“(CBS)  If you’ve been diagnosed “probable” or “presumed” 2009 H1N1 or “swine flu” in recent months, you may be surprised to know this: odds are you didn’t have H1N1 flu.
In fact, you probably didn’t have flu at all. That’s according to state-by-state test results obtained in a three-month-long CBS News investigation. ”

“Flu Vaccine Fraud: WHO’s ‘Mr Flu’ Under Investigation For Gross Conflicts of Interest  One after another of the recently proclaimed Flu “pandemics” has turned out to be a fraudulent marketing hoax to promote flu vaccines. Each hoax was cooked up by Big Pharma and their paid, highly placed scientists who have penetrated both national and international health organizations.   Nationally and internationally, healthcare policies are being shaped by those who have gross conflicts of interest. Vaccines are being promoted (even mandated) in the absence of scientific evidence to support mass vaccinations.”

“In June 2009, the WHO declared the swine flu a class 6 pandemic–despite evidence that it did not fulfill the required conditions of a pandemic”

Also see the vaccine-related links in the reference section.  This stuff is not without significant risks.