Wednesday, October 25, 2017



Tired ass who should have ghosted away long, long ago.

He's still doing homophobic raps, still doing sexist raps and there are serious racial issues in his act as well.

By the way, why do White Boiz Who Want To Be Black -- like Eminem and Justin Timberlake -- always date White women?

Just wondering.

Back to Eminem.

He was wrongly praised for another idiotic rap.

He trashed Donald Trump and that's supposed to make him a hero.

He's not.

Danny Haiphong (BLACK AGENDA REPORT) notes:

What the Democrats and the media really enjoyed is how Eminem legitimized US imperialism while posing as an agent of resistance. He emphatically declared his support for the US military numerous times, whether through his reference to the military equipment he hopes to use on Trump (Got a plan and now I gotta hatch it, like a damn Apache with a tomahawk) or with his conclusion that "we" love the military and the country (The rest of America stand up. We love our military, and we love our country). So let's review. Eminem loves the military. He also loves the Democrats. Neither of these positions amount to anti-establishment resistance; rather, they signal a desperate attempt by one section of the ruling class to wrestle back control from an unwanted intruder.
That intruder, Donald Trump, is an embarrassment to the ruling circle. His crass racism, lack of knowledge on foreign affairs, and inability to hold his tongue all reflect negatively on the system as a whole. Add in his campaign opposition to war with Russia, all but forgotten since he took office, and Trump earned his position as the ruler's most unacceptable President in recent history, maybe in all of history. What the ruling class despises most is that Trump became President precisely because the system of imperialism is in a crisis that it cannot fix. Without anything to offer the masses but terror and poverty, the two political parties that govern the profits of the few have lost political legitimacy in the eyes of the majority of the population.
Corporate hip-hop is very much alive while independent music is kept on the margins.”
So the US ruling class has waged a fake resistance against Trump to turn attention away from the decline of US imperialism. Fake resistance has namely centered around a new war drive with Russia and the resurgence of "Cold War" ideology. WikiLeaks and Russia have been equated with the rise of Donald Trump. In fact, Hillary Clinton still blames the alleged collaboration between the two for her election loss. No verifiable proof has surfaced validating her claim. Two years have passed since the allegations against Russia reached mainstream political discourse. Even still, every sector of US intelligence remains busy investigating so-called Russian influence in US electoral affairs. The corporate media provides plenty of support for the sham investigations with a new, evidence-free story each day about Russia's "meddling" in the 2016 charade.

Hip-hop is rooted in real resistance, making Eminem's promotion of the Democratic Party's agenda that much more shameful. The art form sprouted from the ashes of the Black liberation movement of a generation ago but has since been swallowed by the corporate media. Hip-hop artists who choose an independent political and financial path struggle to be seen. Nas declared "Hip-Hop is dead" a decade ago but that obscures the class war inherent in the industry. Corporate hip-hop is very much alive while independent music is kept on the margins. As Jared Ball recently explained, it is easy for Eminem's sub-par freestyle to be dubbed "resistance" when real resistance music, such as Wise Intelligent's latest album , is ignored by the corporate media.

He's only remained around because his work is simplistic and supports our Corpratist War Hawk structure.

I used to like him.

He was candy.

"Stan" or any of his other hits tend to be sugary nonsense -- where the beat's usually the best thing but he sometimes has a comedic line in there like an imitation Jerry Lewis.

He's tired and needs to ghost away.

Going out with C.I.'s "Iraq snapshot:"

Wednesday, October 25, 2017.

This morning, Robert E. Lee High School in Tyler, Texas is holding a memorial for Spc Alex Missildine, their alumni who was killed in Iraq at the start of this month.

Specialist Alexander W. Missildine's journey home is complete. He was laid to final rest Monday in Tyler:

Tyler welcomes home fallen soldier, Spc. Alexander Missildine -

The body of 20-year-old Army Specialist Alex Missildine returned home to Tyler today. Video from KET

PHOTOS: Fallen soldier Alex Missildine returned home to Tyler:

The 20-year-old graduated from Robert E. Lee in 2015.

Meanwhile, a US State Dept spokesperson Tweets the following:

On the violence in region of : We want calm, we want dialogue, we don’t want any violent acts by anyone on any side.

An attack is launched by Baghdad and the State Dept looks the other way.  Now they step forward to call for 'both sides' to be reasonable.

They already took their stand -- they stood against the Kurds.

Michael Weiss (CNN) observes:

This is because in spite of its meek professions of neutrality, Washington did take a side in this conflict: that of Iraq's central government. But it did more than that by attempting to minimize the role its regional adversary, Iran, apparently played in the reconquest of Kirkuk. The commander of the Quds Force, the foreign expeditionary arm of Iran's Revolutionary Guards Corps, was reportedly instrumental in the Kirkuk operation.
Nothing better illustrates the incoherence of America's stance in the Middle East than the fact that it turned out to be on the same side as Major General Qasem Soleimani, who occupies a status within US intelligence circles somewhere between Professor Moriarty and Darth Vader. He and his proxies are believed by US officials to have caused hundreds of American fatalities and injuries on the battlefields of Iraq.
Yet it's hard to overstate what the Iranian operative has just pulled off. Not only did Soleimani out-marshal and humiliate Washington by brokering a cleverer and more cynical deal, which undercut its own vain attempts at conflict resolution, but he was then rewarded with US legitimization of his scheme. (Iran officially denied any involvement in the recapture of Kirkuk.)
All this occurred less than 72 hours after President Trump heralded a get-tough-on-Iran policy, which included the designation of Soleimani's parent body, the Revolutionary Guards Corps, as a terrorist organization. In his strategy statement, Trump said: "The Revolutionary Guard is the Iranian Supreme Leader's corrupt personal terror force and militia," and he promised, "We will work with our allies to counter the regime's destabilizing activity and support for terrorist proxies in the region." Except the US just did the opposite in Kirkuk and alienated its longest and most stalwart counter-terrorism ally in Iraq, who, as the Kurds like to remind us, have never burned American flags much less attacked American soldiers.

GLOBAL RESEARCH offers a look at Baghdad's reaction to the US.

The issue came up in yesterday's State Dept press briefing with spokesperson Heather Nauert:

QUESTION: What’s your response to the statements of Iranian-backed militia figures, like Qais al-Khazali that – and they’re responding to Secretary Tillerson – that it’s the United States who should leave Iraq and not them? And are you concerned now about increased terrorism – Iranian terrorism against U.S. troops, as we saw during Operation Iraqi Freedom?

MS NAUERT: Yeah. So the United States operates in Iraq at the request of the Iraqi Government. We are there, a part of working in concert with the Iraqi Government and the many members of the D-ISIS coalition. Our aim is to take out ISIS and to assist with that. So when the Iraqi Government tells us they’re done with us, I guess that that would be the case.

QUESTION: Okay. Well, despite Secretary Tillerson’s warnings to Baghdad against further aggression against the Kurds, there were another three attacks today. He said in Baghdad – he said to the prime minister that’s it, don’t attack the Kurds anymore. They’ve attacked again. What is your response to those attacks?

MS NAUERT: Yeah. I would say we’re certainly aware of those reports, Laurie. We’re monitoring the situation very carefully, very closely in Iraq. We have maintained, from this podium and throughout the building, in addition to our people who are on the ground working with Iraqi Government officials every single day, also our friends in the north, that we want dialogue. We want calm; we want dialogue. We don’t want any violent acts being taken by anyone on any side.

QUESTION: But do you consider punitive measures if the Iraqis don’t listen?

MS NAUERT: I’m not going to forecast what we may or may not do. I can just tell you that we’ve had a lot of conversations with the Government of Iraq and others as well in the region.

QUESTION: Follow-up?

QUESTION: Follow-up?

MS NAUERT: Okay. Yeah. Let’s stay on Iraq for now, if we have additional questions on Iraq.

QUESTION: Follow-up?


QUESTION: Thank you. So Amnesty International has collected what it calls evidence from satellite images, videos, and witness interviews and victims that tens of thousands of Kurds, mostly Kurds, have been displaced from Tuz Khurmatu in Diyala by Iran-backed – because of the attack from the Iran-backed militias and Iraqi Government. Have you seen that report that came out today from Amnesty?

MS NAUERT: I have not seen the report and I’ve not seen any pictures. So I’m sorry, I’m not going to comment on something that I haven’t seen myself.

QUESTION: And just on Secretary Tillerson’s warning that the Iran-supported militias have to leave the country, do you have a timeframe during which they must leave, or just a warning?

MS NAUERT: I think the Secretary was – was really speaking to what a lot of people are concerned about, and that is Iranian influence in the region but also in Iraq. So that is a concern of the Secretary’s. I think we’ve made that clear in the past and that’s as far as I’m going to go on that.
Okay. Hey, Michelle.

QUESTION: On that same subject, Iraq is one that didn’t seem to be concerned in response to the words that the Secretary used. So what do you think of the way that they framed it, that there are no foreign troops here, that people who are here are just advising and assisting? Does that just add to the State Department’s concern?

MS NAUERT: Well, I think we recognize that there are various groups, that there are Iraqi forces that are – the PMF, for example, that are a part of the Iraqi Government forces, but where there is also an Iranian influence, so that’s something that we fully recognize.

QUESTION: But the fact that – I mean, the Secretary uses such strong words saying that these militias and these Iranian-backed groups need to get out. Iraq doesn’t seem concerned about it in the least. Is that going to be a problem?

MS NAUERT: I don’t know, Michele. I don’t know the answer to that. If – for any additional questions on that, I’d just refer you to the Secretary.

QUESTION: Iran’s chief of staff today said that Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei and Qasem Soleimani had spoiled an American-Israeli plot to create a second Israel in the Kurdistan region.

MS NAUERT: What? (Laughter.)

QUESTION: They said that --

MS NAUERT: I’m not aware of that, Laurie.

QUESTION: Well, that --

MS NAUERT: I’m not. Really, I mean --

QUESTION: But don’t you think that stopping the fighting would be an effective – a good counter to Iranian efforts to extend its influence into – into Kurdistan?

MS NAUERT: We would certainly call for calm on all sides. We talk about that a lot. We expressed a lot of concern about the pending referendum prior to the referendum, the concern that this would back Iraq away from a unified government. That remains a concern of ours and that is being borne out in some of the actions we’re seeing taken in Iraq right now. 

And the violence continues.

KRG statement: Iraq should halt military moves. KRG freezes referendum. Start talks based on Constitution...Putting ball in PM Abadi's court

BREAKING: Kurdistan Region decided to "freeze" referendum results, asked Iraq & Iran-allied groups to stop attacks, & turn to dialogue.

Blame it on Hayder al-Abadi, prime minister of Iraq.

He really is a little man.

President received Prime Minister of

And we're not just talking about his height.

Abadi few months ago:No meeting until all Turkish troops leave Iraq Erdogan: Abadi should know his limit, he is not at my level And today:

Turkish troops remain in Iraq.  Guess Hayder learned his limit?

The absurd in two sentences: "Trump is a threat.  Therefore, I am retiring."  Jeff Flake, no one knew he was even in the Senate because he never accomplished anything.  Now he's running -- amidst whispers of a sex scandal -- as a means of fighting?

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