Nurses once again topped the Gallup Poll’s annual ranking of how Americans view 22 major professions with 84% of the public rating their honesty and ethical standards as “high” or “very high.” Nurses have ranked first for 15 consecutive years and every year except for one in the 18 years that Gallup has surveyed public opinion on what profession is most trusted.
A former CIA analyst who personally interrogated Saddam Hussein said the U.S. “got it so wrong” on the invasion of Iraq and should have left the now-deceased leader in power.
During his last press conference on Friday, December 16th, President Obama said there was “no proof” Russia interfered in the election. This explains why the CIA, FBI & some other Intelligence officers (not all agree within these agencies) will not “disclose” their findings. They don’t have any! What a “sham”! One of the worst lies promoted during the presidential campaign by Hillary, her campaign staff, her supporters and, MSM. Obama finally admitted there was “no proof”. However, Hillary, Podesta, the entire Democratic establishment and, MSM are still “promoting the false news”.
This not only undermines our democracy. It is also very dangerous! Obama has always been “cool” to Russia. Yes, Putin has done nothing to “warm” our relations with Russia. Nevertheless, it is dangerous to accuse another country of such an act. This is not the diplomacy Obama likes to be noted for.
Russia is another country we have no business interfering in. Haven’t we started enough wars getting involved in other countries internal strife (Middle East)? Is it worth starting another war using a lie about Russia to try to win an election? It is appalling to me to see a candidate with no evidence promote these lies. I know Trump has promoted lies as well. However, we are talking about this unprecedented accusation against another country during a U.S. presidential campaign.
For those who believe anything the CIA says, I suggest they do some research into the CIA’s actions both at home and abroad. Covert unethical or worse actions Americans had no idea were going on at the time and, are still going on. One of those actions was interfering in other countries elections! The intelligence agencies are an extension of the sitting president and need his approval for any action taken. Remember, these are the same intelligence agencies that G.W. Bush used to promote the Iraq invasion.
It’s a sad day when we Americans can no longer trust anyone in either political party, government or MSM to “do the right thing”. To put the American people’s needs above their own ambition and greed.
God Bless America and “Happy Holidays” to all.
Daily Kos publisher and Vox Media co-founder Markos “Kos” Moulitsas, an influential voice in liberal politics, published a blog post (Daily Kos, 12/12/16) that captures just how terribly leading Democratic pundits are taking Hillary Clinton’s unexpected defeat.
The leaked allegations supposedly from the CIA that Russian President Vladimir Putin “personally” directed how hacked emails from the Clinton campaign should be used should be treated with a good deal of skepticism.
It is, of course, worth knowing what involvement any other country might have had in the US election, but elite media’s consumption with the Russia-did-it storyline so far is discouraging to say the least.
The heroic work of the Standing Rock water protectors represents a defining moment in the long struggle against the institutions of empire and colonial rule. It is fitting that the leaders are indigenous peoples who have come together in an ever-widening circle.