It’s time once again for the Watcher’s Council’s ‘Weasel Of The Week’ nominations, where we pick our choices to compete for the award of the famed Golden Weasel to a public figure who particularly deserves to be slimed and mocked for his or her dastardly deeds during the week. Every Tuesday morning, tune in for the Weasel of the Week nominations!
Here are this weeks’ nominees…
President Obama’s EPA!
The Noisy Room: My weasel of the week nomination is the EPA once again. Five months ago at an old Georgia cotton mill, the EPA had another backhoe oopsie, just as they did recently concerning a Colorado gold mine. But the press didn’t pick it up at all. The EPA, while grading the site, struck a water main that contained sediment flows that carry dangerous mercury, lead, arsenic and chromium downstream to Lake Oconee and then to the Oconee River — home to many federally and state protected species. Lead in the soil at the project site is 20,000 times higher than federal levels established for drinking water. The EPA at first lied about having anything to do with the site and then five months later admitted involvement. They claimed they were conducting environmental justice and intended to build low income housing. The EPA issued a grant in 2005 to turn the mill and surrounding grounds into a housing complex for the mentally ill, homeless and indigent. Contractors working with the Georgia Environmental Protection Division (GEPD) have started digging and tearing down the buildings — despite objections by the city of Greensboro and the absence of a plan to deal with the hazardous waste. They just don’t give a crap if those they move in there get sick and die. Progressive justice in play.
The EPA has not responded to questions concerning this project. The agency has offered conflicting statements about its involvement in the project, alternating between knowing nothing, providing only data and guidance, and acknowledging that it funded cleanup and development at the site through a grant to the state. In other words, they have been lying and covering their butts on this one. Wonder how much they paid the media to stay away? The EPA pointed to a bogus study in 2010 that showed low contamination. However, microbiologist Dave Lewis took his own samples and said he was staggered by them. Per Watchdog.org: “The EPA’s website says Brownfield’s projects are part of the agency’s mandate “to make environmental justice an integral part of every program, policy and activity by…. Applying EPA’s regulatory tools to protect vulnerable communities.”” What a horrific joke. They are just barely cleaning up the site and then slapping a development on it. Wonder if they will stick refugees or illegal aliens there? They obviously don’t give a rip about the mentally ill – I guess they figure no one will notice as they get sicker and die. Somewhere in all this the EPA is making money… getting funds from the government for doing this evil deed. Calling Erin Brockovich… she can deliver the golden weasel award to the EPA.
NFL Hall Of Famer And Criminal Behavior Adviser Cris Carter!
Puma By Design : My WOTW nomination this week goes to NFL Hall of Famer Cris Carter for remarks made during a 2014 speech t the NFL Rookie Symposium. Carter along with Warren Sapp imparted a little friendly advice to rookies on how “to get around” getting in trouble.
“Y’all not gonna all do the right stuff. I gotta teach yall how to get around all this stuff too. If you gonna have a crew, one of them fools got to know he going to jail…I let my own boys know … y’all want to keep rolling like this, Then I need to know who’s going to be the fall guy, who’s going to be driving. Y’all not going to do all the right stuff now. I got to teach y’all how to get around all this stuff.”
Beating the message like a drum, Carter repeats “find a fall guy” “fool” Translation: Sucker.
One year later, the cat is out of the bag and the NFL in a statement is distancing itself from Carter’s remarks:
“This was an unfortunate and inappropriate comment made by Cris Carter during the 2014 NFC rookie symposium,” the NFL said. “The comment was not representative of the message of the symposium or any other league program. The league’s player engagement staff immediately expressed concern about the comment to Cris. The comment was not repeated in the 2014 AFC session or this year’s symposium.”
“Unfortunate” “inappropriate” “not representative of the message or the symposium.” Whom are they kidding? At a time when NFL players are getting into trouble for everything from drugs to rape to domestic violence to murder, Carter’s advice speaks volume as to the mentality of the NFL, from the top down to the players.
NFL players are a commodity and their brand must be protected at all costs so instead of demanding that the players straighten up and fly right, they tell them not to get caught and if it gets too hot in the kitchen, to find a fall guy amongst their leeches.
On Sunday, Carter walked his advice back to rookies on twitter (@criscarter80):
“Seeing that video has made me realize how wrong I was. I was brought there to educate young people and instead I gave them very bad advice. Every person should take responsibility for his own actions. I’m sorry and I truly regret what I said that day.”
Getting caught out there dead to right tends to have that effect.
Well, there it is. What despicable Weasels… EITHER OF THEM COULD WIN! Check back Thursday to see which Weasel walks off with the statuette of shame!
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By: JEROME R. CORSI
NEW YORK – Amid debate over President Obama’s nuclear deal with Iran, two retired military officers contend their accumulation of evidence from open and intelligence sources shows Tehran already has a nuclear-weapons capability.
Retired U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Paul Vallely and U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Dennis B. Haney assert that since 1979, a cabal of nations has aided and abetted Iran in its efforts to develop a robust nuclear program under the guise of generating a nuclear-energy system.
And they believe the White House is fully aware.
In an interview, Vallely told WND that President Obama, Secretary of State John Kerry and chief White House adviser Valerie Jarrett “are treading on treason under the U.S. Constitution for aiding and abetting Iran, a known enemy of the United States, while throwing Israel, a longtime U.S. ally, to the wolves.”
They charge the cabal is mainly comprised of Russia, China and North Korea, which have worked behind the scenes in collaboration with Iran to put all the parts in place.
The assistance includes providing the material needed to make a bomb. Vallely and Haney believe Iran can make a bomb now, and a “breakout” nuclear test detonation is imminent.
‘Treading on treason’
Vallely told WND that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu “knows that Israel has little option but to launch a pre-emptive military strike on Iran, and I suspect Saudi Arabia will assist Israel militarily when the attack occurs.”
“Signing a nuclear agreement legitimizes Iran’s nuclear weapons future, while removing sanctions that gives Iran access to billions of dollars that can be diverted to advancing Iran’s terrorist goals against the United States and Israel,” Vallely said.
“President Obama has given the green light to the potential destruction of Israel by signing this agreement while Iran swears ‘death to Israel,’” Haney told WND.
“President Obama knows Iran has the bomb, and he knows Iran plans a nuclear attack on Israel. Obama has never liked Israel; he does not see Israel in the future of the Middle East that he sees dominated by radical Islam.”
Haney said Obama “is simply covering his tracks with this nuclear agreement with Iran.”
“The point is that Obama already knows Iran has the bomb and the entire negotiation has been nothing more than a charade, a smoke screen to cover up that Iran already has the bomb,” he said.
“The White House and Secretary of State Kerry know that Iran already has nuclear weapons capability and, to protect Obama’s legacy, the White House does not want it known Iran was allowed to develop nuclear weapons on Obama’s watch,” he explained.
“This way, a pathway for Iran to get the bomb has been created and put in place, so when Iran finally announces it has a nuclear weapon, Obama can argue that Iran simply got the bomb quicker than anybody anticipated, but not in violation of the agreement.”
He declared: “Iran is a nuclear weapons power now!”
In a joint statement, Vallely and Haney say an accumulation of available evidence shows a coalition of Russia, China and North Korea have assisted Iran since 1979 in achieving a nuclear weapon, despite sanctions, under the guise of a domestic nuclear energy program.
Vallely explained to WND that he and Haney have taken a systematic approach to evaluating each component needed to deliver a nuclear weapon, from the development and testing of a ballistic missile system, to the design of a nuclear weapons warhead, to the development of the weapons-grade uranium needed to produce a bomb.
“To come to our conclusion that Iran is a nuclear weapons power right now, we supplemented publicly available research, plus information from intelligence sources, including Iranian resistance groups such as the National Council of Resistance of IRAN, NCRI,” Vallely explained. “With the assistance of Russia, China and North Korea, Iran has developed and tested every component needed to develop and deliver a nuclear weapon against Israel.”
WND reported in February that the NCRI, in a Washington, D.C., press conference, added to a series of disclosures it made regarding Iran’s secret nuclear weapons program more than a decade ago. NCRI has claimed Tehran is operating a secret uranium-enrichment site northeast of the capital city that was not disclosed during the recent negotiations to the United States or to the United Nations International Atomic Energy Agency, IAEA.
Vallely and Haney made clear in their statement their conclusion that Iran will soon detonate its first nuclear device.
“Iranian government observers, research scientists and senior military officials have been on-site in North Korea for all their tests of nuclear component systems,” they said. “In essence, Iran has had the benefit of North Korea doing their development and testing for them.”
They said Russia, China and North Korea “always had the latitude and time to develop and test warhead design, fissionable material and detonation testing.”
“Iran participated in most all of the scheduled testing onsite.”
Vallely and Haney said the “release of up to $150 billion in Iranian assets, as a part of the sanctions against Iran, guarantees Iran further funding their nuclear weapons program and their terrorist proxies, Hezbollah and Hamas and others to include Assad of Syria.”
‘Ties to Iran’
Vallely and Haney combine their analysis of Iran’s nuclear weapons capabilities with an argument that Obama, Kerry and Jarrett have close ties to Iran that influence their political judgment.
All three allowed the United States to sign a nuclear weapons agreement with Iran knowing Tehran could develop a nuclear weapon today and realizing that an atomic Iran would be an existential threat to Israel, the retired officers said.
“Barack Hussein Obama, raised and schooled in Islam, mentored by American Communist Party member Frank Marshall Davis, with his primary adviser being Iranian-born Valerie Jarrett, has crafted a plan that guarantees Iran will have a nuclear weapon,” they said.
“The copy of the agreement handed out in English for the American delegation did not replicate the copy handed out in Farsi for the Iranians. The American delegation did not bring this up,” Vallely and Haney said.
“The Iranian delegation read both the English and Farsi-worded agreements, and declared that while they agreed with the one in Farsi, the one in English was not the same and was in no way acceptable to them.
“Prime negotiator John Forbes Kerry, himself a communist sympathizer during the Vietnam War, came out this past May with the admission that he has a daughter who married an Iranian-American who has extensive family ties to Iran,” they noted.
In 2009, Kerry’s daughter, Vanessa Bradford Kerry, married a Los Angeles-based Iranian-American physician, Dr. Brian (Behrooz) ValaNahad, who was born in New York, educated at UCLA, attended medical school at Yale and completed his internship and neurosurgery residence at the Massachusetts General Hospital.
The Nemazee connection
WND has reported the ties between American–Iranian Hassan Nemazee and John Kerry and Hillary Clinton.
Nemazee, prominent in Democratic Party fundraising since Bill Clinton’s second term in the White House, is an American-Iranian now serving time in federal prison for criminal bank fraud. Nemazee’s family fortune in Iran traces back to the Iranian opium shipping trade with China that began in the mid-1800s.
Nemazee’s credentials in raising money for Democratic Party presidential hopefuls is impressive. In 2004, he served as Kerry’s presidential campaign fundraising chairman in New York, and in 2008, he served prominently as one of Hillary Clinton’s most successful national presidential campaign fundraising chairmen.
Coincidentally, Jarrett was born in Shiraz, Fars Province, Iran, in Nemazee Hospital, named after Hassan Nemazee’s father, who had the distinction of transitioning the Nemazee family opium trade with the Far East into the 20th century.
‘Let’s provide Iran nuclear fuel’
WND reported that during his first presidential debate with President George W. Bush in 2004, Kerry, then the Democratic Party’s presidential nominee, argued that the U.S. should provide nuclear fuel to Iran. Kerry said the U.S. should trust Tehran, as had President Clinton with North Korea, that the Iranians would not use the fuel to make a bomb.
In the early 1970s, Pyongyang had begun to acquire nuclear fuel and plutonium processing technology from the Soviet Union to expand North Korea’s IRT-2000 research reactor that was gradually diverted to nuclear weapons development.
Then, in October 1994, former President Jimmy Carter announced from Pyongyang that Kim Il-sung had accepted the broad deal later formalized as the “Agreed Framework.” Within less than a decade, North Korea withdrew from the Nonproliferation Treaty and prohibited IAEA inspectors to actively monitor Pyongyang for nuclear weapons activities.
Vallely and Haney, both members of the independent Citizens’ Commission on Benghazi, made clear they are speaking for themselves regarding Iran and not on behalf of the commission.
By: Dave Gibson
The Obama administration is discharging Sgt. 1st Class Charles Martland, an 11-year veteran of the U.S. Army’s Green Berets. The highly-decorated soldier who spent two tours of duty in Afghanistan, will be “involuntary discharged” from the Army by Nov. 1, 2015.
So, just how did Sgt. Martland, a Bronze Star recipient, get on the bad side of Obama’s Defense Department?
Fox News reported:
One day in early September 2011 at their remote outpost, a young Afghan boy and his Afghan-Uzbek mother showed up at camp. The 12-year-old showed the Green Berets where his hands had been tied. A medic took him to a back room for an examination with an interpreter, who told them the boy had been raped by another commander by the name of Abdul Rahman.
After learning of the meeting, Rahman allegedly beat the boy’s mother for reporting the crime. It was at this point, the Green Berets had had enough. [Lt. Daniel] Quinn and Martland went to confront Rahman.
“He confessed to the crime and laughed about it, and said it wasn’t a big deal. Even when we patiently explained how serious the charge was, he kept laughing,” Quinn said.
The outraged soldiers reportedly physically attacked the Afghani child molester, and the commander walked away with only a few bruises after the incident.
Martland and Quinn were actually taken off of their original mission at this point and sent to another region of Afghanistan. Both men were eventually sent home before their deployment was scheduled to end.
Quinn has since left the Army.
In February 2015, the Army conducted a “Qualitative Management Program” review board, and ordered that Martland be “involuntary discharged” from the Army by Nov. 1, 2015.
Of course, child rape is as much a part of Muslim culture, as is baseball to Americans.
“We had been hearing for months about raping in our province, not just in Afghanistan,” Lt. Quinn told Fox News.
In fact, in 2012, Pentagon lawyers, at the request of the Obama administration drafted an Army manual which forbade any criticism of child molestation by troops serving in Muslim countries.
The 75-page handbook stated troops should avoid “making derogatory comments about the Taliban, advocating women’s rights, any criticism of pedophilia, directing any criticism towards Afghans, mentioning homosexuality and homosexual conduct” or “anything related to Islam,” Judicial Watch reported.
SFC Martland acknowledged he was wrong to strike the ALP (Afhgan Local Police) commander, but according to SFC Martland, he and others felt they could no longer stand by and allow the ALP to commit atrocities. To intervene was a moral decision, and SFC Martland and his Special Forces team felt they had no choice but to respond.
Thus far, the Obama administration has yet to respond to Rep. Hunter’s request that Sgt. Martland be allowed to stay in the Army, and the Green Beret is facing a discharge which could come at any time now.
Meanwhile, our tax dollars are paying the salaries of child rapists in Afghanistan.
As Obama stated in his book, “Dreams From My Father,” he “will stand with Muslims!”
Have you noticed that the only people attacking Donald Trump are the media and professional politicians, mostly in the GOP?
In contrast, do you notice how popular he is with the American people, who are suffering under a bi-partisan tyranny?
No Opposition to Obama & Co.
Since taking over the Democrat Party, Barack Obama, Valerie Jarrett, and their Chicago gang have corrupted Washington D.C. to the core. They’ve done this with the help of two powerful accomplices.
The first accomplice, which they had well before they took the White House in 2008, is the media. All mainstream media are Obama lapdogs. To begin with, they failed to properly vet Obama in 2007-08. They backed him in all major legislative fights, starting with Obamacare and everything subsequent. They dutifully covered up the Benghazi mega-scandal, and have failed totally to report on the Muslim Brotherhood in the administration. All major scandals (IRS, Fast & Furious, rise of ISIS, the V.A. debacle) have neatly been ignored by so-called respectable journalists.
Not even once has Obama been presented as culpable for the destruction and lawlessness that defines modern day Washington.
U.S.A. is a One-Party State
The second accomplice, which has gotten “progressively” more rotten since 2008, is the Republican Party. Going back to candidate John McCain, who practically surrendered when he “suspended” his Presidential campaign, the GOP has rolled over and played dead. Since then, despite historic gains in the Congress and on the State level, the GOP has gleefully capitulated to Obama on every major decision.
John Boehner and Mitch McConnell are no more than stuffed puppets of the White House. With each new fight, they inevitably give reasons why they must agree to Obama’s terms. Often this comes at the expense of not only the nation, but the Constitution as well. This disgraceful pattern will likely repeat itself regarding the Iranian nuclear deal.
As a result of their cowardly silence, the United States has retreated across the globe, empowering our terrorist enemies and enraging our civilized (former) allies. Moreover, the American economy remains cadaver-like, and our borders are open to violent drug cartels who work in tandem with ISIS. (Yes, you read that right.)
Behind the twin political marionettes of Boehner and McConnell are the GOP’s party henchmen – Fox News’ Karl Rove and RNC Chair Reince Priebus. The honest observer readily concludes that Rove and Priebus exist to for only one reason: to attack conservative Republicans and keep them out of power, lest they actually do something good for the country.
To put it bluntly, Rove, Priebus, and the RNC will attack anyone who threatens to get in the way of the Washington D.C.-bound Gravy Train.
Trump is his own Third Party, with or without the GOP
The above explains why Donald Trump, who even the New York Times admits has built a broad and diverse coalition, cannot get the support of the GOP although he dominates the polls. Indeed, the GOPcontinues to attack him because he isn’t a D.C. insider and they know he won’t play by their corrupt and even treasonous rules. While politicians in Washington are dependent on their dirty politics to make money, he already has a fortune.
Despite the backlash against billionaires and the media’s obsession with the “wealth gap,” the articulate, politically incorrect, and unscripted billionaire attracts the biggest crowds of any candidate in either party.
For all his so-called “gaffes,” Trump’s popularity grows because people want the truth and sensible solutions to our grave national problems.
Simple leverage is the reason that the master negotiator refuses to renounce a possible third party run. If Trump emerges as the GOP nominee, his candidacy will be in effect a third party. He will have defeated the one-party ruling class of Democrat-allied Republicans and their sycophants in the media.
Alternatively, if the GOP succeeds in vanquishing Trump, be sure that every other true conservative politician in the GOP will soon have their day on the chopping block.