[yt_dropcap type=”square” font=”” size=”14″ color=”#000″ background=”#fff” ] O [/yt_dropcap]ne of President Donald Trump’s campaign promises was to clean up the judiciary, ie, one of the 3 main branch pools of fetid water known as the governmental “swamp” that he intends to “drain.”
But no other branch of the U.S. Government will ever more feverishly resist going quietly into the night, as this nation’s Judiciary.
This is because this 3rd branch of government is entirely made up of people who are literally, experts in the law, trials, evidence, discovery, and jurisprudence.
This means that these people have literal “black belts” in dispensing tyranny, all under the color of law and authority.
One of the greatest tragedies and hallmarks of modern American jurisprudence is that any judge, at any time, can rationalize or justify, under the color of law and authority, any and all tyrannical, unconstitutional, malicious, judicially activist, unjust, unfair, unethical, politically biased, racist, sexist, unethical, and even illegal court decisions with enough “legal mumbo jumbo,” and this one of the greatest weaknesses of the Common Law System (Judicial Based/Interpreted Legal Decisions) rather than a Civil Code-type law (Black and White right and wrong judicial decisions), such as can be found in Europe.
This immense power vested in Judges is the GREATEST reason that they need to be closely and deeply vetted for any and all ties to foreign powers, financial institutions and banks, fringe-groups, political groups, extremist protected class groups, activist groups, and other potential pollutants to a clean and pure judiciary that respects the U.S. Constitution – in fact judges should be vetted and scrutinized more than the standards used to determine whether or not a foreign visitor is a terrorist or not, as promulgated by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, because a bad judge can do far more harm to the United States and its Citizenry, than any terrorist ever could.
Where once the Common Law was a very useful and in fact helpful type of body of law choice in America, leading to universally acceptable progressive decisions such as giving women and minorities the right to vote, civil rights laws and amendments, questioning and then eradicating out of date concepts and value systems that did not comport with modern life, today it has literally been hijacked by the most extreme, activist, anti-American, unconstitutional, civil liberties hating gaggle of Deep State Oligarch/Plutocrat-controlled screeching Neo-Conservative/Neo-Liberal Communist hysterics that have, over the past few decades, reduced our body of law and U.S. Constitution to a shambles.
The Deep State Oligarchs/Plutocrats have learned that by funding and supporting the various and different “Protected Classes” and “tapping into their passions,” that they could then control them and direct them as “useful idiots” to attack and turn them on their enemies, ie, anyone who stands in the way of their total and complete, unbridled and unopposed power.
In other words, the most wealthy and powerful have learned to use these protected classes, the most repressed and beaten down of American society, to destroy or undermine anyone that interferes with their tyranny.
Donald Trump has come out in the open, lambasting this nation’s thoroughly corrupted judiciary, railing against those corrupted and beholden judges (both federal and state), who have now decided to take up their legal arms against him, to both destroy and undermine his vision and presidency, and these judges are retaliating and lashing out with the vim and vinegar of hellfire and scorn.
They repeatedly support the issuance of press statements or using their fellow like-minded and similarly controlled scoundrels in the legislature (US Senate and Congress) about how they, like the Federal Reserve, are “above politics” and should not be questioned in their unbridled authority, or that their comfy and cushy judicial positions (sometimes lifetime appointments) should not, and can not, ever be questioned or usurped, in the most unconstitutional displays of jealously holding on to their gilded power thrones.
Their sheer shamelessness and unabashed thirst for power, and refusal or “offended sensibilities” to be questioned by the American People that they serve, or the President of the United States who was elected by the People, is truly disgusting to watch, and often speakers like American Bar Association President Linda Klein come out and publicly attack and castigate the President of the United States, just because he has recently dared to exercise his First Amendment Rights to criticize what he perceives to be rampant judicial corruption in the federal and state judiciary, first as a regular U.S. Citizen, then as a Presidential Candidate, and now as this country’s full-fledged elected U.S. President.
The bad news for these jealous vampire-like corrupted and activist judges is that now, President Donald Trump can actually do something about this serious judicial corruption problem in the United States, while before, as a regular citizen, he also had to just sit there, shut up, and take their abuse.
President Donald Trump has proven his love for the U.S. Constitution when he hoisted and submitted Judge Neil Gorsuch to the U.S. Supreme Court, in a heroic and herculean effort to save the American Republic, and to rescue it from the evil Satanic cabal that has subverted and undermined its courts all throughout America, from the civil, to the criminal, to the family, from the federal bench all the way down to the state and local.
The character of the U.S. Supreme Court is ultimately what will shape and filter what goes on at the federal/state/local level, but this will take time, possibly many years.
However it is worth the wait, and the smart and intelligent judges will know that the writing is on the wall – either they love and respect the U.S. Constitution, and abstain from activism and monetary/political corruption, or they will be handily and quickly swept out of power (at best) or jailed (at worst) by the very document and People that they loath, abuse, and hate.
Hardened US and Iranian positions question efficacy of parties’ negotiating tactics
The United States and Iran seem to be hardening their positions in advance of a resumption of negotiations to revive a 2015 international nuclear agreement once Iranian President-elect Ebrahim Raisi takes office in early August.
Concern among supporters of the agreement to curb Iran’s nuclear program which former US President Donald J. Trump abandoned in 2018 may be premature but do raise questions about the efficacy of the negotiating tactics of both parties.
These tactics include the Biden administration’s framing of the negotiations exclusively in terms of the concerns of the West and its Middle Eastern allies rather than also as they relate to Iranian fears, a failure by both the United States and Iran to acknowledge that lifting sanctions is a complex process that needs to be taken into account in negotiations, and an Iranian refusal to clarify on what terms the Islamic republic may be willing to discuss non-nuclear issues once the nuclear agreement has been revived.
The differences in the negotiations between the United States and Iran are likely to be accentuated if and when the talks resume, particularly concerning the mechanics of lifting sanctions.
“The challenges facing the JCPOA negotiations are a really important example of how a failed experience of sanctions relief, as we had in Iran between the Obama and Trump admins, can cast a shadow over diplomacy for years to come, making it harder to secure US interests,” said Iran analyst Esfandyar Batmanghelidj referring to the nuclear accord, the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, by its initials.
The Biden administration may be heeding Mr. Batmangheldij’s notion that crafting sanctions needs to take into account the fact that lifting them can be as difficult as imposing them as it considers more targeted additional punitive measures against Iran. Those measures would aim to hamper Iran’s evolving capabilities for precision strikes using drones and guided missiles by focusing on the providers of parts for those weapon systems, particularly engines and microelectronics.
To be sure, there is no discernable appetite in either Washington or Tehran to adjust negotiation tactics and amend their underlying assumptions. It would constitute a gargantuan, if not impossible challenge given the political environment in both capitals. That was reflected in recent days in Iranian and US statements.
Iranian Spiritual Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei suggested that agreement on the revival of the nuclear accord was stumbling over a US demand that it goes beyond the terms of the original accord by linking it to an Iranian willingness to discuss its ballistic missiles program and support for Arab proxies.
In a speech to the cabinet of outgoing President Hassan Rouhani, he asserted that the West “will try to hit us everywhere they can and if they don’t hit us in some place, it’s because they can’t… On paper and in their promises, they say they’ll remove sanctions. But they haven’t lifted them and won’t lift them. They impose conditions…to say in future Iran violated the agreement and there is no agreement” if Iran refuses to discuss regional issues or ballistic missiles.
Iranian officials insist that nothing can be discussed at this stage but a return by both countries to the nuclear accord as is. Officials, distrustful of US intentions, have hinted that an unconditional and verified return to the status quo ante may help open the door to talks on missiles and proxies provided this would involve not only Iranian actions and programs but also those of America’s allies.
Mr. Khamenei’s remarks seemed to bolster suggestions that once in office Mr. Raisi would seek to turn the table on the Biden administration by insisting on stricter verification and US implementation of its part of a revived agreement.
To achieve this, Iran is expected to demand the lifting of all rather than some sanctions imposed or extended by the Trump administration; verification of the lifting; guarantees that the lifting of sanctions is irreversible, possibly by making any future American withdrawal from the deal contingent on approval by the United Nations Security Council; and iron-clad provisions to ensure that obstacles to Iranian trade are removed, including the country’s unfettered access to the international financial system and the country’s overseas accounts.
Mr. Khamenei’s remarks and Mr. Raisi’s anticipated harder line was echoed in warnings by US officials that the ascendancy of the new president would not get Iran a better deal. The officials cautioned further that there could be a point soon at which it would no longer be worth returning to because Iran’s nuclear program would have advanced to the point where the limitations imposed by the agreement wouldn’t produce the intended minimum one year ‘breakout time’ to produce enough enriched uranium for a bomb.
“We are committed to diplomacy, but this process cannot go on indefinitely. At some point, the gains achieved by the JCPOA (Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action) cannot be fully recovered by a return to the JCPOA if Iran continues the activities that it’s undertaken with regard to its nuclear program…The ball remains in Iran’s court, and we will see if they’re prepared to make the decisions necessary to come back into compliance,” US Secretary Antony Blinken said this week on a visit to Kuwait.
Another US official suggested that the United States and Iran could descend into a tug-of-war on who has the longer breath and who blinks first. It’s a war that so far has not produced expected results for the United States and in which Iran has paid a heavy price for standing its ground.
The official said that a breakdown in talks could “look a lot like the dual-track strategy of the past—sanctions pressure, other forms of pressure, and a persistent offer of negotiations. It will be a question of how long it takes the Iranians to come to the idea they will not wait us out.”
Wendy Sherman’s China visit takes a terrible for the US turn
US Deputy Secretary of State, Wendy Sherman, had high hopes for the meeting in China. At first, the Chinese side did not agree to hold the meeting at all. The reaction had obvious reasons: Antony Blinken’s fiasco in Alaska left the Chinese disrespected and visibly irritated. This is not why they travelled all the way.
So then the State Department had the idea of sending Wendy Sherman instead. The US government actually needs China more than China needs the US. Sherman was in China to actually prepare the ground for Biden and a meeting between the two presidents, expecting a red carpet roll for Biden as if it’s still the 2000s — the time when it didn’t matter how the US behaved. Things did not go as expected.
Instead of red carpet talk, Sherman heard Dua Lipa’s “I got new rules”.
That’s right — the Chinese side outlined three bottom lines warning the US to respect its system, development and sovereignty and territorial integrity. In other words, China wants to be left alone.
The bottom lines were not phrased as red lines. This was not a military conflict warning. This was China’s message that if any future dialogue was to take place, China needs to be left alone. China accused the US of creating an “imaginary enemy”. I have written about it before — the US is looking for a new Cold War but it doesn’t know how to start and the problem is that the other side actually holds all the cards.
That’s why the US relies on good old militarism with an expansion into the Indo-Pacific, while aligning everyone against China but expecting the red carpet and wanting all else in the financial and economic domains to stay the same. The problem is that the US can no longer sell this because there are no buyers. Europeans also don’t want to play along.
The headlines on the meeting in the US press are less flattering than usual. If the US is serious about China policy it has to be prepared to listen to much more of that in the future. And perhaps to, yes, sit down and be humble.
Why Jen Psaki is a well-masked Sean Spicer
When Sarah Huckabee Sanders showed up on the scene as White House Press Secretary, the reaction was that of relief. Finally — someone civil, normal, friendly. Jen Psaki’s entry this year was something similar. People were ready for someone well-spoken, well-mannered, even friendly as a much welcome change from the string of liars, brutes or simply disoriented people that the Trump Administration seemed to be lining up the press and communications team with on a rolling basis. After all, if the face of the White House couldn’t keep it together for at least five minutes in public, what did that say about the overall state of the White House behind the scenes?
But Psaki’s style is not what the American media and public perceive it to be. Her style is almost undetectable to the general American public to the point that it could look friendly and honest to the untrained eye or ear. Diplomatic or international organization circles are perhaps better suited to catch what’s behind the general mannerism. Jen Psaki is a well-masked Sean Spicer, but a Sean Spicer nevertheless. I actually think she will do much better than him in Dancing With The Stars. No, in fact, she will be fabulous at Dancing With The Stars once she gets replaced as White House Press Secretary.
So let’s take a closer look. I think what remains undetected by the general American media is veiled aggression and can easily pass as friendliness. Psaki recently asked a reporter who was inquiring about the Covid statistics at the White House why the reporter needed that information because Psaki simply didn’t have that. Behind the brisk tone was another undertone: the White House can’t be questioned, we are off limits. But it is not and that’s the point.
Earlier, right at the beginning in January, Psaki initially gave a pass to a member of her team when the Politico stunner reporter story broke out. The reporter was questioning conflict of interest matters, while the White House “stud” was convinced it was because he just didn’t chose her, cursing her and threatening her. Psaki sent him on holidays. Nothing to see here folks, move along.
Psaki has a level of aggression that’s above average, yet she comes across as one of the most measured and reasonable White House Press Secretaries of the decade. And that’s under pressure. But being able to mask that level of deflection is actually not good for the media because the media wants answers. Style shouldn’t (excuse the pun) trump answers. And being able to get away smoothly with it doesn’t actually serve the public well. Like that time she just walked away like it’s not a big deal. It’s the style of “as long as I say thank you or excuse me politely anything goes”. But it doesn’t. And the American public will need answers to some questions very soon. Psaki won’t be able to deliver that and it would be a shame to give her a pass just because of style.
I think it’s time that we start seeing Psaki as a veiled Sean Spicer. And that Dancing with the Stars show — I hope that will still run despite Covid.
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