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Exposing the Libyan Agenda: a Closer Look at Hillary’s Emails

I don't give a rat's ass where Hillary kept her emails.

The infinitely more important question is what they reveal about our foreign policy, so we can see how much we have been lied to and whether we want to approve of the real motives and goals for what we are doing to other countries.

Has any war in history been for purely or even primarily humanitarian reasons? Generally, the aggressor wants land, resources, cheap labor, or access to markets. Sidney Blumenthal's emails to Hillary about Libya certainly fit that model.

Blumenthal also mentions a currency issue that is usually treated as a far out conspiracy theory, which it no longer seems to be.

NOTE: I've gone over the four paragraph limit, but most of it is quotes from the emails. Only three paragraphs are from the author of the article about the emails.

Of the 3,000 emails released from Hillary Clinton’s private email server in late December 2015, about a third were from her close confidante Sidney Blumenthal, the attorney who defended her husband in the Monica Lewinsky case. One of these emails, dated April 2, 2011, reads in part:

Qaddafi’s government holds 143 tons of gold, and a similar amount in silver . . . . This gold was accumulated prior to the current rebellion and was intended to be used to establish a pan-African currency based on the Libyan golden Dinar. This plan was designed to provide the Francophone African Countries with an alternative to the French franc (CFA).

In a “source comment,” the original declassified email adds:

According to knowledgeable individuals this quantity of gold and silver is valued at more than $7 billion. French intelligence officers discovered this plan shortly after the current rebellion began, and this was one of the factors that influenced President Nicolas Sarkozy’s decision to commit France to the attack on Libya. According to these individuals Sarkozy’s plans are driven by the following issues:

1 A desire to gain a greater share of Libya oil production,

2 Increase French influence in North Africa,

3 Improve his internal political situation in France,

4 Provide the French military with an opportunity to reassert its position in the world,

5 Address the concern of his advisors over Qaddafi’s long term plans to supplant France as the dominant power in Francophone Africa

Conspicuously absent is any mention of humanitarian concerns. The objectives are money, power and oil.


One candidate would have been acceptable to progressives AND corporate Dems

Al Gore.

I wonder why he didn't run again, either in 2008 or now.

TOON: GOP Kool Aid in Flint, Mcihigan

If Obama picked Bernie for Supreme Court, he could put GOP in no win situation

If they block Bernie and he wins the presidency, they look like idiots.

If they let him get on the court, they would look impotent, and decades of their work to establish an oligarchy could be undone in a few years.

GIF sums up Bernie's relationship with MSM:

Also, can somebody tell me if this is real and provide context?


That would be the ultimate karma for eight years of obstructing Obama and for that matter, ten years of talking about Bill Clinton's penis.

BONUS KARMA: Hillary or Bernie appointed first gay, transgendered, Muslim, atheist, Socialist Mexican to Supreme Court (who looks sort of like Scalia).

DNC Chair: Superdelegates Make Sure Party Leaders Don’t Have to Run Against Grassroots Activists

“Unpledged delegates exist, really, to make sure that party leaders and elected officials don’t have to be in a position where they are running against grassroots activists,” Wasserman-Schultz explained.

“We are, as a Democratic Party, really highlight and emphasize inclusiveness and diversity at our convention, so we want to give every opportunity to grassroots activists and diverse committed Democrats to be able to participate, attend, and be a delegate at the convention. So we separate out those unpledged delegates to make sure that there isn’t competition between them,” she added.

“I’m not sure that answer would satisfy an anxious young voter, but let’s move on,” Tapper replied.

After the Iowa caucus (which Clinton won by 0.3%), and the New Hampshire primary (which Sanders won by 22.4%), Clinton currently has 394 delegates, compared to Sanders’ 44, according to Bloomberg. It takes a total of 2,382 delegates to win the Democratic nomination.


What will DLC/centrists/New Democrats in House & Senate do if Bernie is elected president?

Will they follow his lead or side with Republicans in obstructing his agenda?

Quite frankly, that branch of the party is all for party loyalty when they are the beneficiaries.

But if they have to choose between progressive Democratic colleagues or even progressive constituents on the one hand and big donors on the other, they usually go with the money.

What do you think they will do?

If you were born after the end of the Cold War, do you have a visceral reaction to "Socialist"?

or even Communist?

or does it have as much impact as whig, federalist, or the silly walk party?

I am old enough to remember the Cold War, and for all of the Cold War propaganda, I never had the visceral reaction to socialist or even communist the way I do to Nazi, Ku Klux Klan, or to a lesser extent, fascist.

I'm guessing that's even more true for those who grew up after the threat of Mutually Assured Destruction dialed down.

But I could be wrong.

Let me know in the poll and in your comments.

TOM TOMORROW: Crisis management in Flint

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