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U.S. Fighting All Sides of the War in Syria

The Intercept

By Glenn Greenwald

August 26, 2014

It was not even a year ago when we were bombarded with messaging that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad is a Supreme Evil and Grave Threat, and that military action against his regime was both a moral and strategic imperative. The standard cast of “liberal interventionists” –  Tony BlairAnne-Marie SlaughterNicholas Kristof and Samantha Power - issued stirring sermons on the duties of war against Assad. Secretary of State John Kerry actually compared Assad to (guess who?) Hitler, instructing the nation that “this is our Munich moment.” Striking Assad, he argued, “is a matter of national security. It’s a matter of the credibility of the United States of America. It’s a matter of upholding the interests of our allies and friends in the region.”

U.S. military action against the Assad regime was thwarted only by overwhelming American public opinion which opposed it and by a resounding rejection by the UK Parliament of Prime Minister David Cameron’s desire to assume the usual subservient British role in support of American wars.

Now the Obama administration and American political class is celebrating the one-year anniversary of the failed “Bomb Assad!” campaign by starting a new campaign to bomb those fighting against Assad – the very same side the U.S. has been arming over the last two years.

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CDC Whistleblower Confesses to MMR Vaccine and Autism Cover-Up

Natural News

August 27, 2014

By Mike Adams

BREAKING: CDC whistleblower William Thompson has now gone public with a statement posted on the website of the law firm representing him, Morgan Verkamp LLC. (See the full statement reprinted below.)

The statement opens with a blatant admission of scientific fraud at the CDC:

My name is William Thompson. I am a Senior Scientist with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, where I have worked since 1998. I regret that my coauthors and I omitted statistically significant information in our 2004 article published in the journal Pediatrics. The omitted data suggested that African American males who received the MMR vaccine before age 36 months were at increased risk for autism. Decisions were made regarding which findings to report after the data were collected, and I believe that the final study protocol was not followed.

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A Kamaaina Analyzes the Fall of Governor Abercrombie

Honolulu Civil Beat

The Hawaii governor's blunt talk may have been the straight truth but his bedside manner left much to be desired.

By Denby Fawcett

August 12, 2014

Now that dust has settled, it might be helpful to turn to the Hawaiian pidgin English dictionary to get a better grip on why Hawaii Gov. Neil Abercrombie was so handily blasted out of office by his underfunded and relatively unknown challenger, state Sen. David Ige.

On Primary Election Day, Ige was still so unfamiliar to some voters, I heard a fellow refer to him as “the Japanese guy running against Abercrombie.”

A key reason Abercrombie became Hawaii’s first incumbent governor to lose a primary election is what I call the “Wot, Boddah You? “ factor.

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Pat Saiki: Fighting to Reverse the Hawaii GOP Downward Spiral

Honolulu Civil Beat

By Denby Fawcett

August 19, 2014

Hawaii GOP Chairwoman Pat Saiki’s Great Challenge

At age 84, Hawaii GOP chairwoman Pat Saiki has left behind a comfortable life, playing golf twice a week, hand-stitching Hawaiian quilts, and hanging out with family and friends to take on an enormous challenge: getting more Republicans elected to public office in a diehard Democrat state.

With just seven Republicans in the state House and only one Republican in the state Senate, she has her hands full.

Political analyst Neal Milner says any candidate running as a Republican in Hawaii, no matter how worthy, is at a great disadvantage from the beginning.

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Interview with Cam Cavasso, Candidate for U.S. Senate

Cam Cavasso (R) is running for U.S. Senate against incumbent Brian Schatz (D), a Jew. Brian was appointed, not elected, to the position. Governor Neil Abercrombie (D) appointed him to the office when Senator Daniel Inouye (D) passed away in December 2012.

Kelii Akina, who is himself running for an at-large position at the Office of Hawaiian Affairs (OHA), a nonpartisan office, interviews Cam.

Fed's Fischer: Your Cash Used for Bail-Ins

Hawaii Political Info introduction: Stanley Fischer, dual citizen of Israel and the U.S., who was the head of Israel's central bank, stepped directly from that into the Vice Chair position of our Federal Reserve Bank. That should have given any American the shivers, but if there was an outcry, America's Jewish-controlled mainstream news said little to nothing about it. Probably most Americans are too unaware to have noticed that not only is our central bank run by a succession of Jews, but that its second-in-command just got through heading Israel's central bank! Now, to which nation does Fischer owe his primary allegiance? It's one or the other.

Here Brother Nathaniel's message is about bank bail-ins. It's new, creative way for the banking system to relieve people of a significant chunk of their money. Notice how Fischer sugar-coats it.

August 25, 2014


Four Gubernatorial Candidates Gather for First time in West Oahu


By Kirk Matthews and Web Staff

August 26, 2014

The general election is two months away, but the fight for votes has begun.

The four candidates vying for the state’s top job — Republican Duke Aiona, Democrat David Ige, Independent Mufi Hannemann and Libertarian Jeff Davis — all faced-off against each other for the first time.

The candidates kept their cards close to the vest at the forum sponsored by the West Oahu Economic Development Association. Political analysts say that’s not unusual until the run-up to the general election.

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Gubernatorial Candidate David Ige Cancels Forum Appearance at Last Minute [Hawaii Political Info] Aug 23, 2014

David Ige's Excuses for His Last-Minute Cancellation of Forum Appearance

David Ige/photo:HPI


With my reactions



FYI to Ige Supporters

August 21, 2014

Dear Supporters,

We wanted to share with you our decision to withdraw from an Oahu forum tomorrow, Friday, August 22, featuring all of the gubernatorial candidates. David contacted the other candidates this morning to explain his decision. The organization is holding the forum for its members and guests of members. We apologize to any member of that organization that had planned to attend, and for any inconvenience our withdrawal may create.

As we read the guidelines, we saw that the hosting organization stated that our participation gave them the approval to videotape the event and “distribute as it sees fit.” [Jason: This is standard. No videographer worth his salt recording for the public is going to let a candidate tell him what to do with the recorded video.] David felt that any candidate — or individual for that matter – should be concerned with this type of agreement, as we all know how statements can be taken out of context, and especially during campaign season! [Jason: Ridiculous! Grassroot Institute of Hawaii is hardly the type of organization that's going to risk its reputation by misleading the public with quotes "taken out of context." Especially when it's playing the host. If it does, good luck with putting together another forum.] When we initially agreed to the event, we were not aware we would also be consenting to use of any recording until yesterday. [What!!?? He's running for office! Isn't the object of the forum to inform the public?!]

Since then, leaders from the hosting organization have clarified their intent with all of the gubernatorial candidates. [Any candidate wishing to be considered qualified for the responsible office of governor should have had a talk with Grassroot before canceling a gubernatorial forum he had confirmed a week before, upon which a public announcement was made throughout the islands that all four gubernatorial candidates would be there, prompting a large group of people to make lunch reservations to attend the forum and news reporters from various outlets to be at the highly important event.] However, David had already accepted another off-island invitation and therefore, will not be able to participate in tomorrow’s forum. [And just what was this off-island invitation confirmed by Ige within hours or perhaps minutes of canceling his appearance at the forum?]

There will be many more public and televised opportunities open to the general public. David looks forward to allowing voters these opportunities to listen to each candidate’s views and responses to questions.

We appreciate your support and understanding. [Certainly. I understand that if David doesn't know that his actions in this case are unacceptable and irresponsible, then he is not qualified to be governor — or any other elected office holder.]

Lynn Kenton
Campaign Spokesperson

Top Hamas Leader Pleads with Obama to Stop 'Holocaust' in Gaza

Hawaii Political Info introduction: This is a tad dated, since a "long-term" truce has been called between Israel and Gaza since this story was posted yesterday. The interviewer is Michael Isikoff, a Jew, who, as is almost always the case, doesn't say so for the edification of the audience so that they know what the nature of the bias is in the interview. As with many Jews, Isikoff gets upset over the Protocols of Zion, making the usual Jewish claim that it's a "forgery."

Yahoo News

Hamas leader Meshaal compares Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to Hitler

By Michael Isikoff

August 25, 2014

The political chief of Hamas has called on President Barack Obama to intervene with the Israeli government to "lift the siege" of Gaza and push for a cease-fire in the conflict to stop a "holocaust" against the Palestinians.

"You as the leader of the most powerful state in the world, I ask you to call [on] Israel to stop its aggression on Gaza — and to lift the siege and open the cross borders and to rebuild Gaza," said Hamas political leader Khaled Meshaal, in an exclusive interview with Yahoo News. "This is our demands."

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Hamas official admits group murdered 3 Israeli teens [Russia Today] Aug 21, 2014

Syrian Government Says James Foley Killed a Year Ago


Fresh doubt thrown on veracity of beheading video

By Paul Joseph Watson

August 26, 2014

Fresh doubt has been thrown on the narrative behind the James Foley beheading video after a Syrian government spokesperson claimed that the American journalist was killed by ISIS militants a year ago.

Following the release of a video last week which purported to show the murder of Foley, top forensic experts concluded that the footage was staged using “camera trickery and slick post-production techniques,” concurring with Infowars’ analysis that the video was highly dubious given that it was immediately used as justification for military strikes on Syria.

Official Syrian government spokesperson Bouthaina Shaaban has now complicated matters further by asserting that Foley was in fact murdered by Islamic State militants a year ago.

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James Foley parents attend mass [Daily Mail] Aug 24, 2014

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