A Holiday Tradition: Fresh Jackass


With all of the madness of the impending hostilities in Syria, what a perfect time to connect once again with The Golden Jackass himself, Jim Willie.

As you might expect, Jim has his own theories as to the rationale for these recent events and they differ somewhat from the mainstream script. So, rather than poke and prod, today I just gave Jim the microphone so he can explain in his own words what he thinks is behind this seeming rush to war in Syria.

Here is a link to the article that accompanies this interview: https://news.goldseek.com/GoldenJackass/1377892800.php

So, sit back, relax and open your mind. Consider what Jim has to say, form your own conclusions and prepare accordingly. TF


Aug 30, 2013 - 8:39pm


When she does a "Goatse" (don't ask) I'll be impressed.

Aug 30, 2013 - 8:36pm


Did no one else hear his little joke when he referred to the Shiite pipeline ( hint say that fast )

Urban Roman¤
Aug 30, 2013 - 8:32pm

RE: deep sea minerals

These deep sea minerals have been known for some decades. Back in the '70s, when "Plate Tectonics" was a relatively new term, they had these nuggets of transition metal oxides, with a lot of Manganese as I recall, that turned up in deep sea dredge experiments. Bucky Fuller was giving lectures back then, saying "It's like burning the Mona Lisa to heat the Louvre." -- about the way we employ coal, oil, and gas as combustion fuels to run cars and power plants.

By the way, all these minerals from the hydrothermal vents are nice to have, but they will not be a drop-in substitute for hydrocarbons. Just listening to JW now. Remember Matt Simmons and Twilight in the Desert? It's almost certainly true, Ghawar is playing out just now, and the House of Saud is beginning to exhibit a sense of desperation. JW's take is interesting, that there was a phone call from Moscow to London "Hey do you guys want any gas from Gazprom this winter? ... Yeah, that's what we thought, too." ... Also by the way, I agree with JW. Nothing is going to happen this weekend. The pentagram does not want its precious navy, the one so enthusiastically designed to refight WWII, at the bottom of the Mediterranean and Persian Gulf.

Hydrocarbons. We are going to miss them when they are gone.

Response to: The Deep Sea Resources Rush

Urban Roman
Aug 30, 2013 - 8:29pm

Dyna mo hum,

I have no idea. My TV has been off. Being such a curmudgeon, I canceled cable several years ago. My logic is that they have to decide on a business model before I subscribe -- either they are supported by ads, or they are supported by subscriptions. Since they want both, and I had to watch them run ads for themselves, they are not supported by me.

Aug 30, 2013 - 8:28pm

Nothing on TV tonight?

Here ya' go...

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Aug 30, 2013 - 8:17pm


what were you doing then? I was just coming into "i got it figured out" mode..nope. and so we travel. this song/tune sounds so prophetic to me...banksters and such. i remain. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R8M8R835Ck4

Dyna mo hum
Aug 30, 2013 - 8:13pm
Aug 30, 2013 - 8:11pm

✯Lucy in the Sky w/Diamonds✯

Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds (The Beatles)

Spartacus Rex
Aug 30, 2013 - 8:06pm

America Totally Discredited

Paul Craig Roberts

A foolish President Obama and moronic Secretary of State Kerry have handed the United States government its worst diplomatic defeat in history and destroyed the credibility of the Office of the President, the Department of State, and the entire executive branch. All are exposed as a collection of third-rate liars.

Intoxicated with hubris from past successful lies and deceptions used to destroy Iraq and Libya, Obama thought the US “superpower,” the “exceptional” and “indispensable” country, could pull it off again, this time in Syria.

But the rest of the world has learned to avoid Washington’s rush to war when there is no evidence. A foolish Obama was pushed far out on the limb by an incompetent and untrustworthy National Security Advisor, Susan Rice, and the pack of neoconservatives that support her, and the British Parliament cut the limb off.

What kind of fool would put himself in that vulnerable position?

Now Obama stands alone, isolated, trying to back away from his threat to attack without authorization from anyone--not from the UN, not from NATO, not from Congress who he ignored--a sovereign country. Under the Nuremberg Standard military aggression is a war crime. Washington has until now got away with its war crimes by cloaking them in UN or NATO approval. Despite these “approvals,” they remain war crimes.

But his National Security Advisor and the neocon warmongers are telling him that he must prove that he is a Real Man who can stand alone and commit war crimes all by himself without orchestrated cover from the UN or NATO or a cowardly US Congress. It is up to Obama, they insist, to establish for all time that the President of the United States is above all law. He, and he alone is the “decider,” the Caesar, who determines what is permissible. The Caesar of the “sole superpower” must now assert his authority over all law or Washington’s hegemony over the world is lost.

As I noted in an earlier column today, if Obama goes it alone, he will be harassed for the rest of his life as a war criminal who dares not leave the US. Indeed, a looming economic collapse could so alter the power and attitude of the United States that Obama could find himself brought to justice for his war crimes.

Regardless, the United States government has lost its credibility throughout the world and will never regain it, unless the Bush and Obama regimes are arrested and put on trial for their war crimes.

Obama’s destruction of US credibility goes far beyond diplomacy. It is likely that this autumn or winter, and almost certainly in 2014, the US will face severe economic crisis.

The long-term abuse of the US dollar’s reserve currency role by the Federal Reserve and US Treasury, the never-ending issuance of new debt and printing of dollars to finance it, the focus of US economic policy on bailing out the “banks too big to fail” regardless of the adverse impact on domestic and world economies and holders of US Treasury debt, the awaiting political crisis of the unresolved deficit and debt ceiling limit that will greet Congress’ return to Washington in September, collapsing job opportunities and a sinking economy all together present the government in Washington with a crisis that is too large for the available intelligence, knowledge, and courage to master.

When the proverbial hits the fan, the incompetent and corrupt Federal Reserve and the incompetent and corrupt US Treasury will have no more credibility than Obama and John Kerry.

The rest of the world--especially Washington’s bullied NATO puppet states--will take great delight in the discomfort of “the world’s sole superpower” that has been running on hubris ever since the Soviet collapse.

The world is not going to bail out Washington, now universally hated, with currency swaps, more loans, and foreign aid. Americans are going to pay heavily for their negligence, their inattention, their unconcern, and their ignorant belief that nothing can go wrong for them and that anything that does is temporary.

Two decades of jobs offshoring has left the US with a third world labor force employed in lowly paid domestic nontradable services, a workforce comparable to India’s of 40 years ago. Already the “world’s sole superpower” is afflicted with a large percentage of its population dependent on government welfare for survival. As the economy closes down, the government’s ability to meet the rising demands of survival diminishes. The rich will demand that the poor be sacrificed in the interest of the rich. And the political parties will comply.

Is this the reason that Homeland Security, a Nazi Gestapo institution, now has a large and growing para-military force equipped with tanks, drones, and billions of rounds of ammunition?

How long will it be before American citizens are shot down in their streets by “their” government as occurs frequently in Washington’s close allies in Egypt, Turkey, Bahrain?

Americans have neglected the requirements of liberty. Americans are so patriotic and so gullible that all the government has to do is to wrap itself in the flag, and the people, or too many of them, believe whatever lie the government tells. And the gullible people will defend the government’s lie to their death, indeed, to the death of the entire world.

If Americans keep believing the government’s lies, they have no future. If truth be known, Americans have already lost a livable future. The neocons’ “American Century” is over before it begun.

Update: I have heard from educated and aware friends that the presstitute media on the evening news are beating the drums for war. This shows what paid whores the US media is and their total disconnect from reality. Anyone who wastes their time on the US media is a brainwashed idiot, a danger to humanity.

View Article Link https://www.paulcraigroberts.org/
Dyna mo hum
Aug 30, 2013 - 8:06pm


Both cheeks or halfass?

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