Yesterday, as the fallout from the latest Turkish incursion into Northern Syria was being digested and the US realized that far from an expansion in Ankara’s campaign on ISIS, Erdogan was merely using the Islamic State as a pretext to expand his war against the Kurdish militia, known as YPG – which also happens to be a part of the broader US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) coalition – the DoD said that “we want to make clear that we find these clashes — in areas where [ISIS] is not located — unacceptable and a source of deep concern.” Continue reading »
Jon Corzine, former Governor of New Jersey and CEO of Goldman Sachs, took over the helm of MF Global in March 2010. When revenue at the bank failed to live up to expectations, Corzine developed a scheme to place a massive $6BN bet on the sovereign debt of the aptly named PIIGS (Portugal, Italy, Ireland, Greece, Spain) through a financial structure known as a “Repo to Maturity”. To summarize the strategy for all you aspiring CEO’s, when you find it difficult to generate organic revenue growth sometimes the better option is to just bet your entire firm on a single, massively-levered trade on the sovereign debt of countries on the verge of insolvency. Continue reading »
The best President …
– Joe Biden on Shalom TV: ‘I am a ZIONIST’ (Video)
In what was a veiled reminder that in a “worst case scenario” for Hillary Clinton, namely an affirmative outcome in the FBI’s criminal inquiry into her email server which would surely terminate her presidential run, Obama may simply pivot to what many have speculated was always the democrats’ Plan B, earlier today Vice President Joe Biden told “Good Morning America” that he “would have been the best president” if he had run, but that he made the right decision to sit out the race following his son’s death last year. Continue reading »
It has been a strange two days for US foreign policy.
Earlier today we reported that in what amounts to a significant blow to the official US position over Syria, namely the multi-year demands to replace president Assad with a western puppet ruler, John Kerry on Tuesday accepted Russia’s long-standing demand that President Bashar Assad’s future be determined by his own people, as Washington and Moscow edged toward putting aside years of disagreement over how to end Syria’s civil war.” Continue reading »
US Vice President Joe Biden says Russia should stick to a peace agreement on Ukraine and return the Black Sea Crimea peninsula to its western neighbor.
Biden made the comment during his latest trip to Ukraine where he told Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko that “the US stands firmly with the people of Ukraine in the face of continued, I emphasize, continued aggression from Russia and Russian-backed separatists.”
Crimea declared independence from Ukraine on March 17, 2014 and formally applied to become part of Russia following a referendum a day earlier, in which 96.8 percent of participants voted in favor of the secession. The voter turnout in the referendum stood at 83.1 percent. Continue reading »
From the video:
“Why not Joe Biden?”
Yes, why not?
At least Americans will be able to choose between a Zionist, a Zionist and a Zionist.
– Joe Biden on Shalom TV: ‘I am a ZIONIST’ (Video)
– Joe “Ridin’ With” Biden Gears Up For White House Run (ZeroHedge, Aug 24, 2015):
At a certain point, we suppose Joe Biden took a look at the state of the 2016 race for The White House and thought: “why not me?“
Reports now suggest that the Vice President may be considering a run for the Democratic nomination after a meeting in Washington with Elizabeth Warren seemed to indicate that Biden was seriously considering declaring his candidacy.
Here’s WSJ with more:
– Beau Biden, son of vice president, dies of brain cancer (USA Today, May 31, 2015):
BETHESDA, Md. — Former Delaware attorney general Beau Biden, the oldest son of Vice President Joe Biden, died Saturday of brain cancer, the vice president’s office said. He was 46.
Biden had been hospitalized at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center May 19 for treatment of a then-undisclosed illness. The vice president’s office said Saturday he had a relapse of a brain cancer first diagnosed and thought cured in 2013.
The vice president and the rest of his extended family were at his side when he died, the vice president’s office said. Continue reading »
Just as the existing ‘truce’ in Ukraine has been made a total farce as 1000s of military and civilians have been killed, so any ‘hope’ that this weekend’s “peace efforts” will result in anything but more talk is rapidly diminishing… Germany’s Merkel exclaimed honestly that it’s “uncertain whether this will be successful,” seemingly resigned to the fact as she added, “but it’s at least worth making an attempt.” French President Hollande admitted that Ukraine’s eastern regions likely need “strong autonomy.” Ukraine’s Poroshenko blustered that he “trusts” Merkel, that the economy is collapsing (more money please), that the country does not need peacekeepers and a lack of arms is fueling conflict (so send us weapons) while pushing for a Russian withdrawal and quick cease-fire. Finally Vladimir Putin blasted that Russia is unwilling to tolerate a post-Cold War global system dominated by one absolute leader, to which US VP Joe Biden remarked simply “get out of Ukraine.”But apart from that, talks are going great…
Stocks rallied after hours on Friday on a spurious headline that peace talks were progressing…
That appears to be entirely false… Continue reading »
– Humbled Biden apologizes to UAE after accusing it of terrorism funding (RT, Oct 6, 2014):
US Vice President Joe Biden has made the latest in a series of chastening apologies, after the United Arab Emirates expressed “astonishment” at his Thursday remarks. Biden called US allies “the biggest problem” in fighting terrorism in the Middle East. Continue reading »
– Traitor Joe Biden on Shalom TV: ‘I am a ZIONIST’
– Biden: “Unions Built The Middle Class In America” (ZeroHedge, Sep 1, 2014):
You didn’t build that… Unions did. Vice President Joe Biden gave a ‘rousing’ Labor Day speech this morning explaining that “Unions did, in fact, build the middle-class… and that built The United States of America as we know it.”
Seems like the policies since the crash have not been helping… Continue reading »
– Quote Of The Day: John Kerry Hypocrisy Edition (ZeroHedge, Aug, 4, 2014):
John Kerry is at it again… Speaking at the US-Africa Summit, the US Secretary of State explained:
- *KERRY STRESSES NEED FOR COUNTRIES TO OBSERVE HUMAN RIGHTS
Which is odd, given that: a) Obama admitted we tortured some “folk”; and b) when countries refuse to observe human rights – the US drones them?
* * *
But not be outdone, Joe Biden came a close second for QOTD with:
- *BIDEN SAYS AFRICANS MUST DEMAND AN END TO CORRUPTION
– Company In Which Joe Biden’s Son Is Director Prepares To Drill Shale Gas In East Ukraine (ZeroHedge, July 25, 2014):
Recall what we said earlier today: the proxy Ukraine war just like that in Syria preceding it, “is all about energy.”
Recall also the following chart showing Ukraine’s shale gas deposits, keeping in mind that the Dnieper-Donets basin which lies in the hotly contested eastern part of the nation and where as everyone knows by now a bloody civil war is raging, is the major oil and gas producing region of Ukraine accounting for approximately 90 per cent of Ukrainian production and according to EIA may have 42 tcf of shale gas resources technically recoverable from 197 tcf of risked shale gas in place.
In case you want to see more of Jen Psaki:
Reader squodgy commented:
“Awesome. Lovely to see slimeball wriggle and dodge and duck and dive.
Glad you kept it at the top, the irony after the Snowden NSA revelations is heartwarming.”
Couldn’t have said it better.
And now …
– White House On Biden’s Son Joining Ukraine Gas Giant – No Ethical Issues Here (ZeroHedge, May 14, 2014):
Yesterday we were the first to report that none other than Vice President Joe Biden’s son was joining the board of Ukraine’s largest gas producer. It appears to have signaled peak crony capitalist as the new went viral with almost complete disdain. There was one defender though… as The Washington Examiner reports, The White House brushed off questions about any ethical issues as Jay Carney snapped “Hunter Biden and other members of the Biden family are obviously private citizens, and where they work does not reflect an endorsement by the administration or by the vice-president or president.”
Asked about the hiring by a reporter Tuesday, presidential spokesperson Jay Carney referred questions about it to the vice president’s office and noted that it did not indicate that Obama was involved or approved of it.
“Hunter Biden and other members of the family are obviously private citizens and where they work is not an endorsement by the president or vice president,” he said.
Continue reading »
– The Farce Is Complete: Joe Biden’s Son Joins Board Of Largest Ukraine Gas Producer (ZeroHedge, May 13, 2014):
The farce is complete…
R. Hunter Biden will be in charge of the Holdings’ legal unit and will provide support for the Company among international organizations. On his new appointment, he commented: “Burisma’s track record of innovations and industry leadership in the field of natural gas means that it can be a strong driver of a strong economy in Ukraine. As a new member of the Board, I believe that my assistance in consulting the Company on matters of transparency, corporate governance and responsibility, international expansion and other priorities will contribute to the economy and benefit the people of Ukraine.” Continue reading »
– Fighting income inequality: Obama-Biden vacation tab reaches $40 mn (RT, May 1, 2014):
A vacation tab racked up by President Obama and Vice President Biden has gotten pretty hefty – reaching $40 million, according to a taxpayer watchdog group.
In a statement released by Judicial Watch, the group stated it had gotten its hands on documentation from the US Air Force, via Freedom of Information Act requests, that reveals the cost of flying Obama and Biden alone routinely exceeds hundreds of thousands of dollars per hour in the air.
– Biden offers Kiev US help in organizing presidential elections on May 25 (Voice of Russia, April 22, 2014):
US Vice President Joe Biden told Ukrainian members of parliament in Kiev, including presidential candidates, that the United States was ready to help Ukraine’s economy but warned that they must fight the “cancer” of endemic corruption. He said the presidential election on May 25 would be the most important in the country’s history and Washington was ready to help in holding it. Biden added that the US is ready to assist Ukrainian leaders in seizing a chance to create national unity.
He said there was no reason Ukraine could not achieve energy security, but it would take time. He asked the legislators to imagine the stronger position Kiev would be in now if it was not dependent on Russia for gas supplies. Continue reading »
– ‘Pals’: Biden, Obama make selfie time (ZeroHedge, April 17, 2014):
For an administration run by a “straight to TV” teleprompter, it is only fitting that the inspiration for reaching out to the unemployed masses should come straight from the Oscars. No Samsung’s media stunt this time, just America’s figurehead leaders kindly requesting everyone to please wave to the NSA-controlled webcam: after all they are on the other end, and smiling.
— The White House (@WhiteHouse) April 17, 2014
– White House Plans Biden Visit to Kiev Amid Eastern Ukraine Tension (The Moscow Times, April 13, 2014):
The White House said on Saturday that Vice President Joe Biden would travel to Kiev this month to show support for the Ukrainian government as U.S. officials expressed new concern over “violence and sabotage” by militants it said were apparently supported by Russia in eastern Ukraine.
Biden, set to travel to Kiev on April 22, will become the most senior U.S. official to visit the country since the crisis began there.
Joe Biden Struggles To Read From A Teleprompter (March 21, 2014)
– Biden to the Person Holding His Teleprompter: “Stop moving that…” (The Daily Sheeple, March 23, 2014):
Well, for all of his faults, at least the increasingly ditzy Vice President Joe Biden doesn’t try to act as though he is naturally eloquent. He recently stopped a speech to tell the person holding his teleprompter:
“Stop moving that, that, that … you know — what’s this thing called? You know, a teleprompter.”
Challenging the status quo is rewarded in America, right?
Yes, ask Michael Hastings.
“Now that the government has reopened and this threat to our economy is removed, all of us need to stop focusing on the lobbyists, and the bloggers, and the talking heads on radio and the professional activists who profit from conflict, and focus on what the majority of Americans sent us here to do, and that’s grow this economy, create good jobs, strengthen the middle class, educate our kids, lay the foundation for broad-based prosperity and get our fiscal house in order for the long haul.”
Hand that hypocrite, goddamn liar and ZIONIST Biden a Guantanamo jumpsuit & a parachute and let him challenge China all by himself …
… and let him serve all the prison time of Chinese students who will follow his advice.
Joe Biden told Chinese students to challenge their nation’s authority
He urged them to follow American youths and reject ‘orthodoxy’
US Vice President spoke to visa applicants at US Embassy in Beijing Biden has landed in the Chinese capital for a two-day visit to country
Chinese youths should challenge authority and reject conformity, US Vice President Joe Biden said today.
Mr Biden took a stand for the American mindset shortly after arriving in China for a two-day visit, as he addressed a group of visa applicants at the US Embassy in Beijing.
The Vice President urged Chinese exchange students to challenge their government, teachers and religious leaders, and take inspiration from the attitude of young Americans.
‘Children in America are rewarded – not punished – for challenging the status quo,’ Mr Biden told a group of Chinese citizens waiting to get visitor visas at the US Embassy.
… because he can!
– After Syria statement, Obama golfs (Politico, Aug 31, 2013):
Right after shipping responsibility for authorizing an attack on Syria, President Barack Obama returned to his comfort zone: The golf course.
Obama’s motorcade left the White House at 2:30 p.m., about 30 minutes after completing his statement.
Obama and Vice President Joe Biden are playing at Fort Belvoir, Va., along with White House trip director Marvin Nicholson and Walter Nicholson, according to the White House.
– 25 Quotes About The Coming War With Syria That Every American Should See (Economic Collapse, Aug 29, 2013):
If Barack Obama is going to attack Syria, he is going to do it without the support of the American people, without the approval of Congress, without the approval of the United Nations, and without the help of the British. Now that the British Parliament has voted against a military strike, the Obama administration is saying that it may take “unilateral action” against Syria. But what good would “a shot across Syria’s bow” actually do? A “limited strike” is not going to bring down the Assad regime and it is certainly not going to end the bloody civil war that has been raging inside Syria. Even if the U.S. eventually removed Assad, the al-Qaeda affiliated rebels that would take power would almost certainly be even worse than Assad. Even in the midst of this bloody civil war, the rebels have taken the time and the effort to massacre entire Christian villages. Why is Barack Obama so obsessed with helping such monsters? There is no good outcome in Syria. The Assad regime is absolutely horrible and the rebels are even worse. Why would we want the U.S. military to get involved in such a mess?
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YouTube Added: 14.06.2013
Watch then-Senator Joe Biden from 2006 as he directly refutes each point made by his boss, President Obama, about the NSA surveillance program at his news conference last week.
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