New McCarthy Hearings To Weed Out Neocons?

by Jerry Alatalo

aaa-40Alphabet Investigative journalist Wayne Madsen thinks the U.S. Congress should hold Joseph McCarthy-style hearings to find all neoconservatives in government positions, then remove them all along with banning of holding any position of responsibility – ever again. Mr. Madsen, could you just say what’s on your mind!? But, when one gives his original idea some consideration, looking at neocon-initiated wars in Iraq, Afghanistan and “their phony war on terror” he might just be on to something. Clearly Wayne Madsen was being ironic and his other suggestion of attaching electronic ankle bracelets on neoconservatives to trip alarms each time they attempt entering a government building was surely meant as sarcasm.

One could forgive him for becoming sarcastic after decades of investigating and researching world events. Wayne Madsen probably shares with Americans a growing sense of frustration related to neoconservative politicians and appointees’ actions through the years – costing the nation dearly in many ways – so they can understand that humor sometimes comes in handy for blowing off steam.  In response to the host of “Top 5” on Press TV’s question on American/western pettiness in not attending Victory Day celebrations in Moscow recently, Mr. Madsen pointed out that the Obama administration is packed with neoconservatives carried over from the George W. Bush years.

He named Assistant U.S. Secretary of State Victoria Nuland as one of the former Bush officials remaining in the Obama administration, and another State Department appointee Amos Hochstein. Mr. Hochstein is State Department Special Envoy and Coordinator for International Energy Affairs, and according to Wayne Madsen recently traveled to Athens, Greece to warn the new Syriza government of Alexis Tsipras against  signing a deal with Russia’s Gazprom for a pipeline transporting energy to the European market. It’s interesting to note that while the interview talks about “petty” actions of western leaders not attending Victory Day events in Moscow, Greece’s Alexis Tsipras was there, and now apparently Greece has received an invitation to join the new BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa) development bank – the first global investment institution to compete against the World Bank and International Monetary Fund.

Related to the 2016 race for president in America, Wayne Madsen shared his view that presumptive Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton “is surrounded by neocons”, but the short segment didn’t allow any discussion on her competitor for the nomination Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont. The world’s people might want to keep in mind that presidential elections (such as the one in Greece a few months ago), actions of large segments of societies, and relations between countries move and develop in sometimes surprising, unexpected ways.

Some analysts speculate a “Grexit” or Greece leaving the European Union, the euro, and returning to their sovereign currency the drachma would rock the international financial world. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry met recently with both Russian President Vladimir Putin and Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov in Sochi, Russia for multi-hour talks. It is uncertain whether new, “clean-house-of-neocons”, McCarthy-like hearings in the United States was one of the topics discussed.

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(Thank you to PressTV News Videos at YouTube)

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For those interested in an hour-long interview by Sean Stone of Wayne Madsen:

https://onenessofhumanity.wordpress.com/2015/04/13/wayne-madsen-interview-challenges-corporate-media-narratives/ 

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Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank Sign Of Major Global Change.

by Jerry Alatalo

cropped-suits-333.jpgAlphabet Like a small city which has had only one bank for decades then a new banking competitor comes to town and sets up operations, the global mega-banking institutions World Bank, International Monetary Fund (IMF) and others now have the newly created BRICS Development Bank and Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) to compete against.

According to John Perkins, author of the best-selling book “Confessions of an Economic Hitman”, this is a good thing for humanity.

Despite critical opposition by the United States, 27 countries have officially signed on to AIIB, including the United Kingdom, Germany, France, Italy and others, while Australia and South Korea are seen by analysts as close to joining. Most observers believe the U.S. is not likely to sign on.

Mr. Perkins, who worked as an economist arranging billion dollar World Bank, IMF, and similar large international institutions’ loans to developing nations in his self-described role as a “hit man”, feels that these institutions “blew it” after the fall of the former Soviet Union by taking advantage of their monopolistic, “take it or leave it”, and sometimes deadly business tactics (assassination) when dealing with elected leaders of nations.

The U.S. Congress has avoided approving a package of reforms to the IMF agreed upon in 2010 which would have given China and other emerging economies a greater say in decision-making. AIIB, along with Latin America focused BRICS Development Bank, allow the world’s elected leaders another option when financial resources are necessary for improving their economies.

In other words, because the World Bank, IMF and similar giant international financial institutions ignored the business world’s main maxim “the customer is always right”, top bank management opened the path for AIIB and BRICS to form and compete in the now-transformed market of multi-billion dollar development financing.

Just as the formerly competition-free small city bank’s managers now have to actually earn their potential customers’ business, trust and confidence after the competition set up operations, so, too, will the top management at World Bank, IMF, etc. Given the extreme “service” the world’s leaders and their citizens have endured for decades; that much harm has come to those nations’ populations when leaders signed the debt-crippling, austerity-generating loan contracts arranged by John Perkins and fellow economic hit men, people can find some reason for optimism with these new, world-consequence events.

And God knows the world’s people, after reading or watching their daily disheartening news reports, really wanted to hear some good, optimistic news for a change.

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(Thank you to CCTV America at YouTube)