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Iran again offers to halt uranium enrichment for fuel swap; why won’t US and Obama declare peace?

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Will Nobel Peace Prize winner President Obama declare peace with Iran upon their second acceptance of a nuclear fuel exchange program? Will the US corporate media headline this resolution? Will “leadership” of both US political parties announce peaceful victory?

The answer to all three is no. What will happen over the next few days and weeks is government pronouncement that this offer is unacceptable; that Iran must surrender nuclear material in exchange for a promise to receive fuel a year or so in the future from France, in direct violation of Iran’s right to an international-inspected nuclear energy program. What corporate media will not mention is France already owes Iran 50 tons of nuclear fuel, and has for 30 years. Iran’s offer to exchange unprocessed nuclear material for processed fuel they are already owed by France is more than fair. So far, an anonymous US official has rejected Iran’s offer.

Goldman Sachs: Record of $23 billion in bonuses for 2009; explaining their economic parasitism

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Goldman Sachs is among the most visible financial parasites. Their executives have a revolving door through the US Treasury Department. They profit through “trading,” much like Enron did; including selling investments represented as AAA while simultaneously betting the value of those investments tank. Their CEO says they’re “doing God’s work,” as Enron’s CEO said, “We are on the side of angels.” A US Senate report puts the parasitic cost to Americans at $2 to $4 trillion every year. To put that figure into perspective, that’s an almost unbelievable $20,000 to $40,000 added cost per US household every year. Goldman Sachs is so happy with their “trading,” they’ll pay out a record of $23 billion in bonuses to their top employees for their 2009 work.

There are professionals in economics and finance using the term “parasitism” in its literal sense to describe our US economy.

HR 4173: Congress promises banksters $4 trillion without hearings next time they cry, "Bailout!"

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Prominent financial futurist Gerald Celente calls what the oligarchic collusion of government and banksters are doing to the American public as economic rape. Bailout overseer and Harvard law professor Elizabeth Warren calls it reckless gambling. After the year of the world’s largest transfer of wealth from US taxpayers to banksters, Congress is telling the US taxpayers, “TARP off,” by guaranteeing the banksters another $4 TRILLION next time they claim they’re holding the US economy hostage. The bill also limits debate to 10 hours, which could be eagerly construed to mean no hearings.

$4 trillion is ~$40,000 per average US household. The last so-called bailout also didn’t have any hearings; that is, expert testimony of how the public interest could best be served through public policy. Are we being financially raped? Are we feeding gambling addicts in a tragic-comic Ponzi scheme? And most importantly, is there an answer that ends the crisis and moves America forward?

Marjorie Cohn: Obama's Af-Pak War is not just deadly and counterproductive: it's illegal

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Attorney and law professor Marjorie Cohn is at the forefront of legal argument that current US wars are unlawful. Below is her latest article as another voice to mine explaining how these wars are not even close to the legal qualification of self-defense.

Two analogies:

Obama bombs Yemen: no report of attempt for peaceful resolution; US needs Department of Peace

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Orwellian Peace-prize winner President Obama approved US cruise missile use in Yemen with no report he attempted peaceful resolution against alleged “terrorists.” The attacks killed 63, including 28 children. Below is a 2-minute news video.

Despite the obvious need, the US has no “Department of Peace.”

US policy does include obvious torture and Supreme Court refusal for prosecution against the US for torture. Despite the declassified evidence showing the US government lied to wage unlawful Wars of Aggression in Afghanistan and Iraq, American government-sponsored mass-murder continues.

Policy response: Gandhi and Martin Luther King advocated public understanding of the facts and non-cooperation with evil. I’m among hundreds who advocate:

Real liberals support progressive policies; fakes, fascists wage war, deny help for Americans

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Let’s define “political liberal,” view current US wars and economic policies through that lens, and determine appropriate policy response if progressivism is to be honored.

Progressivism defined: There is variance in understanding, but let’s work with these
Egalitarian economic policy meeting the minimal needs of education, health care, housing, food, and a sustainable environment.
Investment in research and openness to new ideas for social improvement.
Sufficient government programs to achieve the above goals while maximizing individual freedom.

Real conservatives honor US war laws; fakes and fascists lie to break them

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Let’s define “political conservative,” view current US wars through that lens, and determine appropriate war policy if conservatism is to be honored.

Conservatism defined: There is variance in understanding, but let’s work with these
Respecting law and order, the US Constitution, and inalienable rights for equal opportunity.
Self-reliance and personal responsibility.
Minimal government intervention for maximum freedom and minimal tax cost.

Law and order is the foundation of society; not much can be accomplished or enjoyed without it. Being American is a political distinction; it literally means citizenry under US and Constitutional law. Conservatives look to teamwork in complex projects and are adamant about personal responsibility for individual performance and cooperation within the law. Government provides law and order, but in a minimal way to maximize our freedom and personal income.

How can the US be fascist if we have elections and the US Constitution? Ok, I'll explain…

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US policy is fascist in unlawful Wars of Aggression, obvious torture, paper-thin propaganda to expand US war to Iran, blatant violation of international treaties with WMD, transfer of TRILLIONS of our tax dollars to financial elites, and corporate media prostitution service to propagandize the above facts to an awakening American public.

This assessment is objectively factual as political theory defines fascism. Res ipsa loquitur translates roughly into “the facts speak for themselves;” with the above list of documented facts as independently verifiable evidence proving beyond reasonable doubt American fascism in those defining areas of US government.

Let’s compare how a constitutional republic would respond in these crucial policies, then address the strongest arguments against the assertion of American fascism: popular elections and the presence of the US Constitution.

American fascism: Obama, "Justice" Dept., Supreme Court prevent prosecution of US torture

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Orwellian Peace Prize winner President Obama is instructing his Department of Justice (DOJ) to block prosecution of torture. The Supreme Court is upholding this "defense."

Impeachment is the constitutional recourse against President Obama and civil officers for their criminal complicity after the fact in torture. Covering-up a crime is a crime. The fact that Congress has not impeached to enforce US law, Constitutional law, and international law is gradually overcoming Americans' blindness to the obvious admission of fact that the US government is a de facto fascist state; a constitutional republic in empty rhetoric only.

Americans should be outraged that their government openly tortures, won't prosecute, and rules in court there is no legal recourse when they torture. I recommend this summary from one of my favorite political and economic analysts, Washington's Blog.

American fascism: by political definition the US is now fascist, not a constitutional republic

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Look in any textbook or encyclopedia and compare US policy (not rhetoric) to the definitions of fascism and constitutional republic. I’ll explain it here, but check my work. If at the end of your consideration, you agree that the United States of America is now a fascist state, please speak-up about it. Also, consider the policy requests at the end of the article.

Please read this article like a prima facie legal argument; that means unless you can refute the facts, they stand as our best understanding of the issue. Here, if you can’t refute the evidence that the US is now a fascist state, then accept this as your best understanding. As time passes, if evidence is brought forward to further the case for fascism or refute it, your comprehensive understanding improves. Here we go:

Definitions:

Obama lies: "America has never fought a war against a democracy." Iran 1953, Guatemala 1954, Vietnam

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A lie of omission is a lie; it intentionally leaves out crucial information to create a false representation of reality. Obama lied in omission in his Orwellian Peace Prize acceptance speech by claiming, “America has never fought a war against a democracy.” Technically, a war is reciprocated armed conflict. However, the etymology of the word, “war” is “confusion,” which is part of the CIA role in wars against democracy in Iran in 1953, Guatemala in 1954, and Vietnam beginning with US support of French colonialism against Vietnamese independence and extending beyond US approval of election cancelation that began the Vietnam War.

I could go on with a history of US intervention in other countries’ governments, but that would be a book, not an article. Three examples that Obama lied is enough for clear and convincing evidence to consider my analysis and policy request that follow.

Iran 1953

Change blindness: research and history how Americans are as blind to US fascism as Nazi-era Germans

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Psychological research demonstrates that large-scale dramatic change can escape attention when the change is unsuspected, unannounced, and agents causing the change act as if nothing is different. Two areas of this cognitive study are “change blindness” and “inattentional blindness.” When we include consideration of “cognitive dissonance,” the rejection of facts when they conflict with important beliefs, we can approach an explanation of how educated citizens could accept fascism when it was unsuspected, unannounced, and the responsible agents fraudulently represented the new government as no different from the old. Cognitive dissonance would deter many people to accept the new reality, even when the facts were clear.

US expands unlawful drone war in Pakistan; violates letter, spirit of all US, UN war laws

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The US is at unlawful war with Pakistan, having bombed over 50 sites and killing over 400. the Pakistan government rejects this violation of their nation, but just as the US has no respect for the laws limiting war to a narrow definition of self-defense in Afghanistan, Iraq, rhetoric for more war with Iran, and torture, they have no respect for peace in Pakistan.

Americans receive propaganda in support of US government murder and Crimes Against Peace, such as in this piece from the NY Times that say whatever BS seems most palatable without mentioning US and international law. Other propaganda encourage escalation of this unlawful war. President Obama’s escalation of the unlawful war in Afghanistan will concentrate troops on Pakistan’s border.

US war laws explained, why Afghanistan and Iraq wars are unlawful, how to end them

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The laws of war are essential for citizens and legislators to master if humanity is to evolve beyond our violent history of war to enjoy civil communities. To bring these basic laws to life, we’ll touch on war’s history, explain the letter of US war laws, explain the philosophy/spirit of US war laws, and make the obvious conclusion once the laws are clearly understood that current US wars in Afghanistan and Iraq are unlawful orders that our military must refuse and stop as demanded in their oath to the protect and defend the US Constitution.

IAEA rejects own reports, purpose, Non-Proliferation Treaty: Orwellian vote condemns compliant Iran

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Obvious lies for an illegal War of Aggression against Iran are moving forward just as they did for war against Iraq. Lie is the proper word because this article will demonstrate the KNOWN FALSEHOODS foisted upon us by Orwellian politicians and their prostitute media. Topics of this article:

IAEA report content from November 16, 2009 and history of reporting regarding Iran.
IAEA resolution against Iran.
Purpose of IAEA.
Explanation of the Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT).
“Mainstream” media and political spin.
Analysis and what the US public should do