What do you see in this lady’s deep blue eyes? I see just hypocrisy poorly disguised as “humanity”.
— Mike Nova (@mikenov) July 24, 2017
What do you see in this lady’s deep blue eyes? In this middle of the bold and crude, tabloid, poster-like, placard-like strokes of colors and facial expressions, without many shades and quarter-tones, ironically, bacchanallically and warhol-lically spiritually impoverished, almost empty, and intriguing in their near-emptiness? I see just hypocrisy poorly disguised as “humanity”. Her stare is beautiful, charming, engaging, pulling to like and love her, but it is empty, in all its alluring attacking charm.
I suspect, that the artist, whose style was described as “the idealization and stylization of known celebrities”, was well paid for her artistic mastery of disguise, which cannot really hide the crude, artificially over-sweetened, commercial, superficial, cheap, lying, showy sentimentality. It looks like the famed German propaganda machine is in a full up-swing mode. “If you repeat a lie often enough, people will believe it, and you will even come to believe it yourself”, Goebbels said. If you exaggerate the lie ad absurdum and artfully, they and you might eventually believe it too.
“However, as the documents show, the BND had in the past no inhibitions to tap government facilities in Washington. The US Treasury Department, the US Department of State, and even the White House, were on the nick list.
The German foreign secret service also pegged telephone, facsimile and e-mail addresses of American companies such as Lockheed Martin, the Nasa space agency, the human rights organization Human Rights Watch and universities in several federal states. Similarly, the BND’s connections with military installations such as the US Air Force, the Marine Corps, or the Defense Intelligence Agency , the military secret service of the American armed forces,
The BND spies also received follow-up data from well over one hundred foreign embassies in Washington, from institutions such as the International Monetary Fund or the Washington office of the Arab League.”
Would you trust the person in this portrait? I wouldn’t. Is she really a person or a well tuned, calculating political mechanism, painted over, for her own political reasons, with these absurdly deep, incredible, helpless, domineering, loving, so feminine, and so mysterious German-Russian blue eyes?
Some other interpretations of the same subject, just in case if you did not notice them, are here.
“Chancellor Angela Merkel, who took office in 2005, recently denied she had any knowledge of BND’s foreign spying operations.
“I assumed that the BND does not engage in such activities,” Merkel told a parliamentary enquiry Feb. 17. “It’s a waste of effort and energy.””
Apparently, some of her colleagues in the German Government and power structures have a directly opposite opinion on this subject.
To be warmed at his fire. A mistake!
For the ungrateful thing
Wife & children would sting.
I’have known some as bad as the Snake.”
— Mike Nova (@mikenov) July 25, 2017
With regard to the future developments and some attempts at the sound prognostications, “The Independent Florida Alligator” asks a salient question: “Do progressives really want a President Pence?”
— Mike Nova (@mikenov) July 25, 2017
“Putin: I like you, tovarich. But listen to me. You are new to this political business. I have been in the trenches for a long time, and I have learned things. We have an old saying in Russia. It goes: Little thieves are hanged, but the great ones escape. Your mistake was that you appointed your hangman, gave him the rope, and now he is going to hang you.
Trump: What do I do?
Putin: Hang him first.”
Newsweek–Jun 22, 2017
German intelligence systematically spied on the White House and US government departments over a number of years, it has been claimed.
The damaging allegations could prove highly embarrassing for Angela Merkel and expose her to charges of hypocrisy.
The German chancellor demanded an explanation when it emerged in 2013 that the US had spied on her mobile phone, and famously said: “Spying among friends is not on”.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel was famously outraged in 2013 when she heard that the U.S. had allegedly bugged her phone, telling then-President Barack Obama: “Spying between friends, that’s just not done.”
But Germany’s foreign intelligence service spent years spying on American public and private sector targets, a report in the German news magazine Der Spiegel claimed Thursday.
The magazine said that it had seen evidence suggesting German security agency the BND had used almost 4,000 keywords in internal surveillance databases that related to American targets from 1998 to 2006. These included White House email addresses as well as phone and fax numbers, as well as the U.S. Department of State and Treasury.
Other targets included the US Air Force, the Marine Corps, the engineering company Lockheed Martin, space agency NASA, several universities and the NGO Human Rights Watch, Spiegel reported.
German spies also accessed data from more than 100 foreign embassies in Washington, according toDie Zeit.
The findings are likely to prove embarrassing for the German government at a time when U.S.-German relations are already strained following forceful remarks by President Donald Trump about trade and tariffs on German industries, and an awkward meeting between the president and German Chancellor Angela Merkel in March.
The BND declined to comment on the reports, but its president, Bruno Kahl, did address the organization’s future oversight, according to Deutsche Welle.
“The question concerning who can scout the BND and who cannot does not just depend on increasing authorization for lawmakers, but also implementing an ambitious series of controls,” he said.
Merkel earlier this year said to a parliamentary committee looking into the actions of America’s National Security Agency (NSA) that she did not know about any BND spying in the U.S.
Another report in Spiegel this April said that the BND also spied on Interpol, the international crimefighting agency, and in February the magazine said it had seen evidence that the agency had accessed phones, faxes and emails of several news organizations, including the New York Times and Reuters.
The fall of Trump might mean the eventual fall of Putin after the loss of his “last straw” and the non-delivery of the relief of sanctions and other goodies, which might be viewed as the “breach of contract” by the Russian ruling elites. That is why Putin might feel strongly committed to help Trump and to do everything he can to enhance Trump’s chances for political survival. They are the Siamese twins now, joined at the hip. The recent events only confirm this monstrosity, despite all their “pragmatic values”.
“So a pressing question arises: Why would the Trump administration embrace a Syria policy that serves Russian and Iranian interests and harms American interests? In time, we will learn the answer.”
The antagonistic – competitive aspect is the part of their fledgling symbiotic relationship. Unless Putin decides to ditch Trump completely for his “non-delivery” and his own “breach of contract”, and to throw him to the wolves, which is not very likely for this late stage Putin, with his characteristic and demonstrative “Papa Theresa” caring paternalistic streak.
With the fall of Putin, the whole system of Putinism might collapse, despite its illusory stability, exposing all its ugly criminal Mafiosi underpinnings. This might lead to the major political repercussions inside Russia and on the global geopolitical scene.
All eyes are now on Mr. Mueller and his team.
As to Mr. Putin: Володя, никогда душа моя, и многих других тоже, не примет криминальную, преступную, уродливую, больную Россию, которую ты со товарищи построил.
Resign now and open the way for the new era. And, as I see it, it will be much better for your personal survival. Remember the fate of Ceaușescu.