Weekend Show Politics – Sat 4 Jan, 2020

Hour 2 – New Year’s Resolutions and Politics

Full Second Hour
  • Segment 1 – Dr. John Huber discusses resolutions for the New Year.
  • Segment 2 – Dr John Huber continues to discuss effective ways of changing bad behavior.
  • Segment 3 – Big Al and Jim McKinney opine on the very recent events in Iraq.
  • Segment 4 – We wrap up KER Politics continuing our discussion regarding Iran and touch on the Senate Impeachment and Investigation.

Segment 1
Segment 2
Segment 3
Segment 4

Comments:
  1. On January 4, 2020 at 3:58 am,
    CFS says:
    • On January 4, 2020 at 10:16 am,
      Big Al says:

      Tell me a little bit about your source here as it is a site that I am not familiar with. If, in fact, you feel that this is a credible site I am going to look into this idea with the help of Jim and even Frieda and possibly D. Horowitz and a couple of folks from his organization.

      Frieda indirectly made me stop and think about this yesterday after I recorded a brief opinion piece with her where she discussed her feelings about the killing of Soleimani. She was adamantly in agreement with Trump’s rationale for ordering the attack on the Iranian General.

      As of this morning, it would appear that your source, Summit News, is correct in its assessment of the possibility of future attacks on American citizens.

      I would have to say that it appears to me that Fireda”s emotional feelings are definitely warranted.

      Look for a more in depth editorial later today on this subject and thanks for the comment.

      • On January 4, 2020 at 4:01 pm,
        cfs says:

        Big Al, I just stopped back in to shower and change and to look at replies, but have to go out this evening.
        I will get back to you either late tonight or tomorrow morning.
        In the meantime, earlier today Iran-backed Hezbollah shot rockets into the Green zone in Baghdad. I don’t know what Hezbollah was “defending ! They are terrorists, pure and simple. As for Mr. Moriarty, there are none so blind as those that choose not to see.
        There is nothing I can say or do to enlighten such prejudicial hatred, so I won’t waste my time.
        https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-01-03/u-s-officials-brace-for-cyber-attack-retaliation-from-iran?sref=StzN0HjU

        • On January 4, 2020 at 9:45 pm,
          cfs says:

          Big Al,

          I don’t have a lot of history of using Summit news.
          When the Drudge Report went wobbly last year I looked for other news aggregators.
          And SummitNews was one I found.
          They do have an email free Newsletter that delivers headline news, which I signed up for.

          Contact information
          Owner and Data Controller
          Summit News, C/O 93Media Partners Global, LLC
          7301 RR 620 N, Ste 155-283
          Austin, TX 78726
          1-800-674-2866

          Owner contact email: help@summit.news

          • On January 4, 2020 at 9:49 pm,
            cfs says:

            website: https://summit.news

            I hope this is the info you need, but I’m ignorant of their actual news structure as to whether they merely aggregate (which I think is the case) or actually have some employed reporters (which I’m dubious about)
            I do note Paul Joseph Watson has written editorials for them.

          • On January 4, 2020 at 9:54 pm,
            cfs says:

            NOTE: the website is summit.news
            ( not summitnews.com, which gets you a Colorado news station.)

        • On January 4, 2020 at 11:54 pm,
          Robert Moriarty says:

          CFS:

          Wait a minute. Didn’t Trump say he approved the murder to stop a war?

          Why would Hezbollah attack US forces, I thought the war was going to end with that murder?

          Hezbollah was in Syria and Iraq to fight ISIS and with the help of Iran they succeeded. Hezbollah didn’t go to Syria and Iraq to attack Israel. Israel on the other hand. . .

      • On January 5, 2020 at 4:25 am,
        Robert Moriarty says:

        Al:

        The assassination of Soleimani was a tremendous success for Israel. They got their two biggest enemies to attack each other.

        This quote is called a FACT. It is not an opinion. You can think about what it means for yourself but it is a FACT. It’s from the FBI report on the five dancing Israelis.

        “A search of Urban Moving Systems, Weehawken, NJ, revealed more oddities which caused the search team leader to characterize the company as a possible “fraudulent operation.” Little evidence of a legitimate business operation was found. Evidence recovery agents did seize, however, sixteen (16) separate computer units used by Urban Moving Systems.

        The FBI presence at the Urban Moving Systems search site drew the attention of the local media and was later reported on both television and in the local press. A former Urban Moving Systems employee later contacted the Newark Division with information indicating that he had quit his employment with Urban Moving Systems due to high amount of anti-American sentiment present among Urban’s employees. The former employee stated that an Israeli employee of Urban had even once remarked, “Give us twenty (20) years and we’ll take over your media and destroy your country.”

        http://www.takeourworldback.com/dancingisraelisfbireport.htm

    • On January 4, 2020 at 10:33 am,
      Robert Moriarty says:

      Guys:

      Anyone not stupid or too lazy to do any background knows that Iran has not threatened to wipe Israel off the map. It never happened and you can parrot all the propaganda you want. It never happened.

      Iran has, however, said they will defend themselves against the dozens of acts of war conducted against them by Israel and the US.

      To suggest that Iran lacks military capability to hurt the US is even dumber and reflects the utter lack of critical thinking on either Al or JM’s part. OK, yes, Iran can’t defend itself against US air attacks, can’t attack New York, can’t kill hundreds of thousands of US troops in the way US troops have killed hundreds of thousands if not millions of Arabs and Muslims.

      So what can they do?

      What asymmetric weapons do they have? Just because they don’t have hundreds of nukes such as those poor victims in Israel have, they can shut down the Straits of Hormuz with no more than a dozen or so rockets in a day. Israel could kill 20 million Iranians and they could still shut it down.

      If you think Iran is powerless, drop me a line when you are paying $30 a gallon for gas and unemployment is 35% and the US economy just ground to a halt.

      The Yinon paper in 1982 called for this attack to take place, Wesley Clark talked about being briefed on this attack in 2002. It has nothing at all to do with Iran and any actions on their part. It is taking place perhaps starting WW III because of a small group of criminals who own and operate Trump like their own personal sock puppet.

      If you idiots think that this attack is going to be good for the United States, write me after Iran/China/Russia have convinced the US that being the world’s leading terrorist state is a really bad idea.

      Those three countries just finished war games together. Anyone who thinks China and Russia are going to stand by and watch Iran turned into a heap of ashes on behalf of Israel is going to be in for a real surprise. It ain’t gonna happen. WW III is going to be shorter than you imagine and a whole lot worse than you think.

      https://lobelog.com/trump-has-a-259-million-reason-to-bomb-iran/

      • On January 4, 2020 at 11:27 am,
        Dick Tracy says:

        Aircraft Carriers are World War II weapons, they won’t last more than thirty minutes when the missiles start flying. I can’t imagine the carnage. DT

        • On January 4, 2020 at 2:39 pm,
          Big Al says:

          Good point, Mr. Tracy

      • On January 4, 2020 at 12:12 pm,
        Jim M says:

        From Left, Right and Center – I can use hundreds of examples, below are just a few. The history of Iranian leader’s and it’s proxies threats to Israel since the Islamic Revolution in 1979 is long and well documented. This is not to say that the Iranian people all support the religious zealots, most probably do not. You appear to be the biased, uneducated one…

        https://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/9750/iran-threats-israel-us

        https://americanmilitarynews.com/2019/05/iran-threatens-attack-on-israel/

        https://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2015/03/Iranian-View-of-Israel/387085/

        Robert, take a step back, question your assumptions.

      • On January 4, 2020 at 3:05 pm,
        Big Al says:

        I believe that you are incorrect regarding your comment about Iran not threatening Israel. Will discuss that in a later Daily Editorial.

        • On January 4, 2020 at 11:14 pm,
          Robert Moriarty says:

          Al and Jim M:

          You really do need to learn to think for yourself. There is a world of difference between a country threatening to defend itself and threatening to “wipe Israel off the map.” Since Iran has been under constant attack by Israel and the US, they can and will defend themselves as any sovereign nation has the right.

          Israel has threatened in writing to destroy all of the countries around them on the basis of they will be the only country left standing since 1982 and its all out in the open for those who actually prefer to use facts instead of propaganda.

          And the “wipe Israel off the map” comment never happened but why do any research into an issue before you start running your mouth spouting opinions with no logical or factual basis?

          https://original.antiwar.com/arash-norouzi/2007/05/26/wiped-off-the-map-the-rumor-of-the-century/

    • On January 5, 2020 at 5:18 am,
      Robert Moriarty says:

      What could possibly go wrong?

      China might take Iran’s side in a war with US

      https://www.asiatimes.com/2020/01/article/could-china-take-irans-side-in-a-war-with-us/

  2. On January 4, 2020 at 4:04 am,
    CFS says:

    For Educational purposes…..The US Constitution facts you were never taught:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ti-b5fnya0
    What really makes America Great.

    • On January 4, 2020 at 2:39 pm,
      Big Al says:

      As you are all aware, I posted this video earlier today.

  3. On January 4, 2020 at 4:15 am,
    CFS says:

    Segment 2:
    I thought for a moment you were really going to go deep….the make up of the human mind.
    I have been pondering for years, without a conclusion, …..
    What creates Human Consciousness ?
    Is it just firing of neurons or is it something more ?

  4. On January 4, 2020 at 4:27 am,
    CFS says:

    Segment 3:
    What do you think Soleimani was entering Baghdad for ?
    I can GUARANTEE it was not to create peace.
    For crying out loud! It was obvious he was up to mischief!
    My guess; it was to attack the U.S. Embassy further and organize a Benghazi-type destruction.

  5. On January 4, 2020 at 4:41 am,
    cfs says:

    Don’t forget that Iran has been trying to obtain Nukes for 30 years !
    https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/middleeast/iran/7449806/Iran-tried-to-buy-nuclear-weapons-from-Pakistan.html

    My belief is that Iran has a limited number of small nukes already. However, the leadership of Iran knows full well it needs more than simply a few, because the U.S. may well attempt a preemptive strike to take out any small stockpile. (If not the U.S., then Israel might.)
    As fanatical as many may perceive Iran to be, I do not believe them to be stupid.
    I believe they will always use deception and indirect techniques to fight their ongoing war against infidels.

    • On January 4, 2020 at 11:09 am,
      Robert Moriarty says:

      You make a perfect water carrier for the Mossad “By way of deception.” You are either the dumbest professor in history or a stone cold liar.

      Seventeen US intelligence agencies have reported twice to highly biased presidents that Iran has no nuclear weapons program.

      So either all seventeen agencies are fools and have been deceived or you think everyone on this board is too stupid to think for themselves.

      Repeat after me, “Iran has no nuclear weapons program” one hundred times.

      And given than you were the first eleven out of twelve posts on this board, and you refuse to get a clue, maybe you could try getting a life.

      Iran has no nuclear weapons program and it would be stupid of them to try. But you knew that you just wanted to see how dumb everyone else was.

      • On January 4, 2020 at 12:16 pm,
        Jim M says:

        Why does Iran have a nuclear program? Who’s carrying water for whom?

        And your case is weak when you call people names – shutting down disagreeing facts and discussion is a fool’s quest.

        • On January 4, 2020 at 12:41 pm,
          b says:

          Middle East atemporal

          noiembrie 7, 2012

          Netanyahu: “Once we squeeze all we can out of the United States, it can dry up and blow away”

          Part 1 – America as an Israeli Colony

          Dr. Lasha Darkmoon
          “I don’t care if Americans think we’re running the news media, Hollywood, Wall Street or the government,” Jewish columnist Joel Stein wrote in the Los Angeles Times in December 2008. “I just care that we get to keep running them.”

          Mr Stein’s reckless candor in admitting that the Jews ran America was to cost him his job at the LA Times.

          If Americans have lost their country to organized Jewry, they lost it slowly and imperceptibly. Indeed, most Americans remain unaware that their country no longer belongs to them. They fervently believe they still live in a democracy. This was a takeover not without precedent, however. It had happened to Germany. It had happened to Russia. It has now happened to America.

          https://middleeastatemporal.wordpress.com/2012/11/07/netanyahu-once-we-squeeze-all-we-can-out-of-the-united-states-it-can-dry-up-and-blow-away/

          • On January 4, 2020 at 12:44 pm,
            b says:

            War Again on the Front Burner

            Paul Craig Roberts

            The nonsensical statement below from the Pentagon announcing that the US government has committed an act of war against Iran should frighten everyone:

            “At the direction of the president, the US military has taken decisive defensive action to protect US personnel abroad by killing Qasem Soleimani, the head of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps-Quds Force, a US-designated Foreign Terrorist Organization.”

            “This strike was aimed at deterring future Iranian attack plans.”

            “The United States will continue to take all necessary action to protect our people and our interests wherever they are around the world.”

            Murdering a high-ranking official of a government is an act of war. It is impossible for an act of war to protect US personnel abroad.

            It is impossible for an act of war against Iran to deter future Iranian attack plans. Where there was no Iranian attack plan, there now is in response to the murder of Soleimani.

            Committing an act of war does not “protect our people and our interests.” It jeopardizes them.

            How is it possible for the Pentagon to issue such a nonsensical laughable justification for murdering a top official of another country? If murdering Soleimani was a “decisive defensive action to protect US personnel abroad,” why were US citizens and embassy personnel told to depart the Middle East for their safety?

            Where was Trump’s mind? Just as he is emerging from the impeachment hoax, why did he commit an impeachable act? Trump attacked another country without Congressional authorization. He thumbed his nose at Congress and the law. It is the duty of the President to enforce the laws of the United States, not break them. The Democrats now have a real impeachable offense to hang around Trump’s neck.

            But they will not make us of it. Trump struck down Soleimani, because that is what Netanyahu wanted. The main leaders of the impeachment hoax are Jews, and they are not going to line up against Israel. Adam Schiff, for example, the Chairman of the House Intelligence Committee who is leading the impeachment, gave his approval to Soleimani’s murder when he tweeted that Suleimani “was responsible for unthinkable violence and world is better off without him.”

            Israel is the main culprit in this crime. Trump is a secondary culprit. Soleimani himself bears responsibility. He should have known that he was a target and not exposed himself so carelessly. The Russian government also bears responsibility. Russia, China and Iran should long ago have formed a highly visible alliance. Such an alliance would have prevented the crazy and irresponsible act that Israel manuevered Trump into committing. But Putin doesn’t want war, and apparently historians have convinced Putin that alliances are the cause of war. Thus Putin avoids alliances, taking his que instead from American libertarians who say that free trade is the basis of peace. Strength is the guarantor of peace, and strength rests in a powerful alliance against US/Israeli aggression.

            Iran’s response was predictable and unfortunate. Iran declared it will take revenge, and most likely will. Iran’s revenge will give Israel the war it wants between the US and Iran.

            Iran would have done better to take its revenge and deny responsibility.

            Idiot American politicians, one of whom could end up as President, are furthering the cause of war by working up American patriotism with claims, false of course, that Iran is a “terrorist state” determined to harm America, that Iran is responsible for thousands of deaths, including hundreds of Americans, and so forth.

            We have heard all of this before. It is the US that is the terrorist state, having destroyed in whole or part seven Muslim countries in the 21st century, producing millions of deaths, injuries, and dispossessed and displaced peoples. I knew it was going to get worse when the Russian government permitted Israel to continue attacking Syrian targets after Russia had rescued Syria from Washington’s proxy army.

            As long as Israel runs US foreign policy in Israel’s interest, and as long as “non-compliant” countries are content for Washington to knock them off one by one, war will continue to be our future.

            Update: Washington decided to further inflame the situation with another strike: https://www.zerohedge.com/geopolitical/round-two-us-drone-airstrikes-kill-six-pro-iran-militia-commanders

          • On January 4, 2020 at 4:40 pm,
            cfs says:

            The quoted Netanyahu (false) Statement supposedly was actually Russian disinformation originating about 2004

            The first reference to it on the internet,as far as I know, dates to:
            http://web.archive.org/web/20060512234448/http://www.onlinejournal.org/Special_Reports/092105Madsen/092105madsen.html

            I would be curious to see the statement reported by any newspaper at the time Netanyahu supposedly said it. Netanyahu is not that stupid, but grateful for U.S. backing he would not wish to lose by making such a statement.

          • On January 4, 2020 at 11:32 pm,
            Robert Moriarty says:

            Jim M:

            No Jim, I do not have all of the answers. On the other hand, I do have all of the facts.

            And there is a world of difference between threatening to attack another country and threatening to defend your own country against attacks from other countries.

        • On January 4, 2020 at 1:46 pm,
          Robert Moriarty says:

          Jim M:

          Would “a fool’s quest” be a good example of saying you made a weak argument?

          CFS keeps repeating either lies or deliberate disinformation. It is not my opinion that 17 US intelligence agencies all agree that Iran does not have a nuclear weapons program it is a fact.

          You can have all the silly opinions you want in the world and like Al can believe in both the tooth fairy and Santa Claus but you do not have a right to your own facts. It is a fact that Iran did not threaten to wipe Israel off the map. Do some research before you open your mouth.

          You are not in the military any longer so drop the picture of you in uniform unless you think all that you are is an ex-serviceman.

        • On January 5, 2020 at 4:06 am,
          Robert Moriarty says:

          JM:

          You are deliberately confusing a nuclear weapons program with a nuclear program. That is because you either intend to confuse your listener or you are confused as to the difference.

          Let me explain the difference. Your wife is equipped with all the equipment of a hooker. That does not mean she intends to be a hooker.

          There is a world of difference and if you had ever passed a logic course you would understand that all too subtle difference.

      • On January 4, 2020 at 1:31 pm,
        BDC says:

        @Bob Moriarty
        Views of the NWO from a higher, though apparently irreligious, perspective: http://redefininggod.com/

  6. On January 4, 2020 at 4:46 am,
    CFS says:

    For the time being, I expect most attacks from Iran to come in cyberspace.

  7. On January 4, 2020 at 4:53 am,
    AJ says:

    FWIW some interesting discussion on the fallout on the podcasts below

    The Soleimani Strike and Its Fallout
    https://www.lawfareblog.com/lawfare-podcast-special-edition-soleimani-strike-and-its-fallout

    Tom Nichols on Qassem Suleimani
    https://podcast.thebulwark.com/tom-nichols-on-qassem-suleimani

    After 40 years of strife the first assassination of an Iranian top government official is a new phase so escalation seems very likely alas

  8. On January 4, 2020 at 4:54 am,
    CFS says:

    With regard to impeachment: Nancy Pelosi is fully aware she cannot win anything in the Senate for now.
    She has succeeded in currently silencing her extreme left-wing of her party for now.
    Pelosi is content to leave the articles hanging as a Sword of Damocles for now.
    It is up to McConnell to force the issue. The question is whether he will wimp out and do nothing (as usual) or have the Cojones to tackle the issue and dismiss the Articles for lack of action from the House.

  9. On January 4, 2020 at 6:37 am,
    cfs says:

    The US just got the opportunity to improve infrastructure, without dollar dropping excessively….
    https://www.scmp.com/economy/china-economy/article/3044201/chinas-central-bank-frees-us115-billion-support-growth
    I expect both the UK and the EU to print more money soon to “stimulate” their economies.
    This will boost the UK stock market to regain losses sustained over the long Brexit problem.

  10. On January 4, 2020 at 6:41 am,
    cfs says:

    Meanwhile the streets of Paris have more yellow jackets than ever…

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Df3aBwYGGBg

  11. On January 4, 2020 at 6:52 am,
    cfs says:

    However in California the education is sick and getting sicker by the day….
    Catherine Austin Fitts:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hecKeQXZeUQ

  12. On January 4, 2020 at 8:32 am,
    larry says:

    Great discussions..I always learn alot…..I took a new year resolution to stay off the medical monopoly/cartel discussions…If a person wants to do allopathic conventional medicine it is their total right..
    Happy New Year

  13. On January 4, 2020 at 10:58 am,
    russell hamilton says:

    Very exciting times . I think NANCY will wait till IOWA is over too release the articles to senate. Early if Moscow Mitch agrees to have a few witnesses. Bolton is key Trump did him dirt when he fired him. Great excitement in nov election best of health and wealth to you all .rsh

  14. On January 4, 2020 at 1:30 pm,
    cfs says:

    You think there was Russian collusion ?

    Sure was:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wolhKcEdRFE

  15. On January 4, 2020 at 2:06 pm,
    cfs says:
  16. On January 4, 2020 at 2:19 pm,
    russell hamilton says:

    Yes to cfs . Putin is a moderately nasty dictator . China , venezuala , saudi worst. REPUBS are crtain to want to replace TRUMP , with PENCE , but do they have the courage ?? joyto you all rsh

  17. On January 4, 2020 at 4:54 pm,
    markedtofuture says:

    “No More Threats” – Trump Warns Iran “52 Targets Will Be Hit Very Fast & Hard”

    In three short tweets, Trump explained he is done being threatened…

    “Iran is talking very boldly about targeting certain USA assets as revenge for our ridding the world of their terrorist leader”

    Then reminded his followers just exactly what Soleimani had done…

    “[Soleimani] had just killed an American, & badly wounded many others, not to mention all of the people he had killed over his lifetime, including recently hundreds of Iranian protesters.

    He was already attacking our Embassy, and preparing for additional hits in other locations. Iran has been nothing but problems for many years.”

    Then came the warning:

    https://www.zerohedge.com/geopolitical/no-more-threats-trump-warns-iran-52-targets-will-be-hit-very-fast-hard

    • On January 4, 2020 at 11:29 pm,
      Robert Moriarty says:

      MTF:

      So the same people who lied us into Vietnam, lied us into Afghanistan, lied us into Iraq, lied us into Libya are now telling the truth about Iran? How refreshing and what a change of pace.

      So if Israel threatened to destroy Iran in the Yinon paper in 1982 and continued their threats in 1996 in the “Clean Break” and in the Project for a New American (Israeli) Century and in 2001 Wesley Clark was briefed on US plans to attack seven different counties in five years those threats were meaningless and ever acted on. And all of the hate from Israel and the US is based on the actions of Iran and not part of a long term plan on the part of the Neocons?

      Really?

      And he said, “This is a memo that describes how we’re going to take out seven countries in five years, starting with Iraq, and then Syria, Lebanon, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and, finishing off, Iran.”

      https://www.globalresearch.ca/we-re-going-to-take-out-7-countries-in-5-years-iraq-syria-lebanon-libya-somalia-sudan-iran/5166

      Iran has 81 million people. They know they have been under constant attack for many years, in the case of the US since 1953 and they are both capable and willing to defend themselves.

      • On January 5, 2020 at 11:00 am,
        markedtofuture says:

        Bob.. that is a warning to Iran. He doesn’t want the troops there. Religious brainwashed followers in Iran need to be given the heads up. Trump laid off Iran for all kinds of things this past year and one half. They took out a citizen, so the other shoe had to drop.

        • On January 5, 2020 at 11:27 am,
          Robert Moriarty says:

          MTF:

          You mean the Iran that supposedly took out half of Saudi oil production with one strike and then stopped and supposedly put mines on a couple of tankers just to show they could and then stopped? Is that the Iran you mean?

          You are going to love the heads up Iran is about to smack you with. We have no idea if Iran took out a US citizen. They and Russia have been blamed for everything from global warming to the Patriots losing at football.

          You mean the Iran that just conducted war games with Russia and China? No doubt they will just sit this one out and watch Israel and the US create another desert in the middle east and call it an oasis.

          You are going to be in for a hell of a shock when the butchers bill arrives.

  18. On January 5, 2020 at 11:01 am,
    markedtofuture says:

    AWK News 1.5.20: Evil lost control / leverage of #Iran. @realDonaldTrump took control of Iran. Q

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A__REfa0fjE

  19. On January 5, 2020 at 5:22 pm,
    markedtofuture says:

    OPUS 203 Update on Iran Situ

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hhaWGLAW2Hs