Posted by Martin C. Fox on September 1, 2014
One could say the latest round of Middle East discontent began with Bush I giving a green light to Hussein invading Kuwait, then pulling the rug out as it were. Clinton, Bush II and Obama have each made the situation exponentially worse.
Pat Buchanan has recently expanded on Ran Paul’s question: What did Hillary accomplish as secretary of state? Wrecking havoc is about all.
The CIA, National Endowment for Democracy and Hillary’s coercion in the overthrow of Libya, Eqypt and Ukraine have unleashed tribal and ethnic chaos. ISIS and Boko Haram being a direct result. Read the rest of this entry »
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Posted by Martin C. Fox on August 21, 2014
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Posted by Martin C. Fox on August 13, 2014
Remember the anthrax mailings to some Senators in 2001? After much prodding the government finally admitted the bugs came from the Army’s Ames Research Center.
Researcher Bruce Ivins was accused but no one really believes it was him. Ivins couldn’t take the pressure and pulled his own plug. The FBI pulled out and declared victory.
Then there is Plum Island. This facility near Lyme CT was started to help combat contagious animal disease such as hoof and mouth. It is now a restricted access biological disaster area. There have been past reports of disfigured animals washing up on nearby shores. Read the rest of this entry »
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Posted by Martin C. Fox on July 27, 2014
I have trouble making it passed number 2.
Somewhat out of the ordinary!
And then there is Felix Baumgartner
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Posted by Martin C. Fox on July 20, 2014
It would in the pharmacists’ best interest to start tending their own store before the government screws them up more than they already have.
Deb Beck, president of the Drug and Alcohol Service Providers Organization of Pennsylvania and State Rep Joe Hackett plead the case for a prescription drug monitoring in PA in an Erie Times-News editorial.
They make the point that overdose deaths by controlled substances such as OxyContin, Vicodin and Benzodiazepines are a leading cause of death. We need to monitor drug dispensation more closely to watch who gets what and to prevent doctor shopping.
They may be onto something but wait! Is not the drug industry one of the most government regulated, dare I say strangled, industries in the world?
Could there be a connection between government drug control and the rampant misuse thereof? Read the rest of this entry »
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Posted by Martin C. Fox on July 9, 2014
The only thing surprising about this story was that it was on lamestream media. Police vulgarities are an old story. To serve and protect is ancient history. Now it is Enforce and Arrest.
Internet sites such as:
Police State USA
are loaded with police brutality horror stories. Read the rest of this entry »
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Posted by Martin C. Fox on July 6, 2014
Do you, like I, wonder why with all this DHS/CIA/NSA spying does ISIS pop up from nowhere? These efforts don’t seem to be diminishing the terror threat.
How much of this spying is meant to curb international terrorism and how much is actually directed inward? Read the rest of this entry »
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Posted by Martin C. Fox on July 6, 2014
He blames Obama’s supposed reluctance to jump into the Syrian civil war as the reason for the current Iraqi mess. See here.
Obama effectively canceled air strikes against the Syrian regime, which had used chemical weapons on civilians in defiance of an American “red line.”
Gerson chooses to ignore Seymour Hersch’s London Review of Books expose of how Turkey’s president enabled the gas attacks to spur more US intervention in Syria.
We already know the US is already heavily involved in Syria by way of funneling arms left over from the Libyan war to Syria. That project resulted in getting four state department employees killed. Then there are the CIA and special ops boots on the ground that are not counted as “boots on the ground”.
On this foreign policy theory, challenges can be managed by narrowing them. Pick the solvable problem that relates most directly to U.S. interests — in this case, chemical weapons — without becoming embroiled in broader conflicts. And a message was duly sent to friends in the region (the Gulf states, Jordan, the Free Syrian Army): Apart from U.S. humanitarian assistance, they were on their own.
As it should be. Let the Middle East settle its own problems. Then again why should they bother? Saudi Arabia wants a hard-line Sunni ruled Islamic state and the US is unwittingly doing their heavy lifting. Read the rest of this entry »
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Posted by Martin C. Fox on June 25, 2014
Darrel Issa is putting the screws to new IRS Commish Koskinen.
Why anyone with any integrity would work for the IRS is a mystery. We will have an IRS integrity level dipstick check very soon. The results should not be a surprise. There will be no effective change. The IRS has the guns and badges to get the goods from the 50% of the population that is relieved of their hard-earned pay. Money talks everywhere but especially in government.
Now we find out that the IRS’ email backup system keeps so much data the IRS can’t find anything. Try telling them that next April.
One thing you can say about this administration and their media lapdogs is that no lie is too big. Read the rest of this entry »
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Posted by Martin C. Fox on June 21, 2014
Figuring out our Middle East policy makes explaining how WW I started look simple.
The modern era of Middle East destabilization began with the CIA’s overthrow of the Iranian government. It has been downhill ever since.
Ten years of Iraqi nation building, unwanted democratizing and the sacrifice thousands of US lives and a million innocent Iraqi citizens is instantly down the drain. A total waste.
Now Obama, McCain, Graham, Hagel and their war party want to start all over. Just like all the other government spawned programs that make things worse their answer is throw more money at it, not to mention the lives. It is easy when war is just something on a capital office TV screen.
Remember when the government says “no boots on the ground” that does not include special ops nor CIA. There will be more than the promised 300 advisors. I recollect we started with just 50 advisors in Vietnam. A year from now remember “300”. Read the rest of this entry »
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