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What a Paul Craig Roberts Administration Would Look Like
by Paul Craig Roberts
Unless I am being spoofed, several hundred readers wrote me in as their selection for President. I am honored. Some asked if I were elected by write-ins and not instantly assassinated, who would I appoint?
An easy question to answer.
Nomi Prins would be Secretary of the Treasury, and Pam Martens would be Deputy Secretary of the Treasury.
Lew Rockwell would be the chairman of the Federal Reserve.
Michael Hudson would be chairman of the Council of Economic Advisors.
Harvey Silverglate would be Attorney General.
Glenn Greenwald would be Deputy Attorney General.
Dean Booth and Larry Stratton would be White House legal counsels.
Willie Nelson would be Secretary of Agriculture.
Jeffrey St. Clair would be head of the Environmental Protection Agency.
Elizabeth Warren would have whatever post she wants.
Cynthia McKinney would be Secretary of State.
The CIA would be headed by Ray McGovern and Philip Giraldi.
The FBI would be headed by Sibel Edmonds.
Homeland Security would be abolished.
David Ray Griffin and Richard Gage would head the 9/11 investigation.
Bradley Manning would be in charge of closing down the torture prisons.
Julian Assange and John Pilger would be heads of the Public Broadcasting Corporation.
Gerald Celente would be White House Press Secretary.
John Williams (shadowstats.com) would be in charge of federal statistics.
Key members of the Bush and Obama regimes from the president down, and every neoconservative would be handed over to the war crimes tribunal for trial.
The Republicans on the Supreme Court would be impeached and removed from office.
Brooksley Born would be in charge of all federal financial regulatory agencies.
Major General Antonio Mario Taguba would be Secretary of Defense.
Col. Lawrence Wilkerson would be Deputy Secretary of State.
Ron Unz would be chief of staff of the White House.
Norman Finkelstein would be US Ambassador to Israel.
Noam Chomsky would be US Ambassador to the UN.
David M. Walker would be Director of the Office of Management and Budget.
The Israel Lobby would have to register as a foreign agent.
I could go on. There are two or three hundred appointments to fill, but I think the picture is clear. It would be an administration that represented Americans, not special interests and foreigners, and an administration that put the country back in order.
But, of course, it is all a dream. No one who actually cares about our country is permitted to serve in public office.
Paul Craig Roberts was Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for Economic Policy and associate editor of the Wall Street Journal. He was columnist for Business Week, Scripps Howard News Service, and Creators Syndicate. He has had many university appointments. His internet columns have attracted a worldwide following.
Good God Almighty! Did Obama And CIA Arm
Terrorists Who Murdered Our Ambassador?
BenghaziGate is a story which is growing legs despite every effort by the CIA, the White House and the U.S. State Department to cover it up. Just as the CIA failed to provide President Kennedy with plausible deniability in the Bay of Pigs fiasco/scandal, and just as CIA could not provide plausible deniability for President Reagan in the Iran-Contra scandal, my bet says CIA is not going to be able to provide President Obama with plausible deniability in the explosive gushing onslaught of revelations now pouring out of the Benghazi attacks of 9/11_2012.
David Petraeus has resigned as director of the CIA after admitting he had an extramarital affair. According to his letter of resignation, Petraeus asked President Barack Obama on Thursday to allow him to resign. T he president accepted on Friday.
Monsanto wins California: GMO labeling law defeated
President Obama wasn’t the only big winner on Tuesday: the Monsanto Co. and the billion-dollar business behind genetically modified foods were victorious in California, where a measure that would've required the labeling of GMOs lost at the polls.
Proposition 37, a state-wide initiative that aimed to increase consumer awareness about the food industry’s growing use of genetically modified organisms (GMOs), was defeated by a margin of 53 to 47 percent, with nearly all of the polls accounted for Wednesday morning.
Had Prop 37 been approved, foods containing GMOs would have been mandated to make the fact clear on the product’s label. If passed, the law would’ve meant most processed foods would be forced to include notes to consumers that they were "partially produced with genetic engineering" or "may be partially produced with genetic engineering" by 2014. Additionally, the words "genetically engineered" would be required to appear on packaging as well.
The Missouri-based Monsanto Company, an international leader in agricultural biotechnology and a proponent of GMO use, dumped millions of dollars into a campaign that opposed the ballot measure — a maneuver that many are saying was singlehandedly responsible for swinging the vote.
Pentagon: Iranian warplanes fired on U.S. drone over Persian Gulf
U.S. says unmanned, unarmed craft was flying routine surveillance mission off the Iranian coast, when Iranian jets tried, unsuccessfully, to intercept it.
Iranian warplanes fired multiple rounds at an unmanned, unarmed U.S. surveillance aircraft in international airspace over the Persian Gulf last week, but the craft was undamaged and returned safely to its base, Pentagon spokesman George Little said on Thursday.
President Barack Obama and Defense Secretary Leon Panetta were both advised early on about the unprecedented incident, which occurred at about 4:50 A.M. Eastern Time on November 1.
Roadmap to Redressing Economic Terrorism in America
(archival by demand)
We Weren’t Going to Stay Stupid Forever
When the Cold War ended, a secret fund planned for by President Ronald Reagan had been set aside to rebuild America, pay off the national debt and reward Americans for decades of sacrifice.
This was the real accomplishment of his presidency, one few knew of.
As the funds finally came together, during the first years of the Clinton administration, instead of going to America, the man chosen to secure this legacy for America was put in a Swiss dungeon, then a mental hospital and eventually railroaded into prison on charges now admitted to have been “manufactured.”
'Super-Earth' Alien Planet May Be Habitable for Life
Astronomers have detected an alien planet that may be capable of supporting life as we know it — and it's just a stone's throw from Earth in the cosmic scheme of things.
The newfound exoplanet, a so-called "super-Earth" called HD 40307g, is located inside its host star's habitable zone, a just-right range of distances where liquid water may exist on a world's surface. And the planet lies a mere 42 light-years away from Earth, meaning that future telescopes might be able to image it directly, researchers said.