Guest author “No Passport” American Daniel Bruno reports from Buenos Aires. Daniel is from NYC, is an author, inventor, specialist in 9/11 studies, and the interview host at www.hpub.org
Obama to be first U.S. President to Visit Cuba since 1928
In my 2009 book Cuba at A Crossroads, the New American Strategy, I explained to Obama that there is no coincidence between the half century embargo and the legendary political longevity of the Castro brothers. U.S. policy ensures that the Cuban Revolution cannot make it without the autocracy of the Castros, and any disaffected Cuban will make it to Florida long before participating in Cuban politics where he might influence the outcome of events on the island. Now that the limits of human longevity are in play, Obama has taken my book to heart. He´s rolling dice for the Empire in Cuba and the wily Castros are betting they will continue to outfox U.S. administrations, even from their graves. My 7-minute interview with RT’s Venture Capital:
This week marks the third anniversary of Hugo Chavez´s untimely and suspicious demise. All across the continent, the pink tide is in retreat, overtaken by red ink. Commodity prices and currencies have collapsed while inflation soars, putting pressure on incumbents. Scandals hound Correa, Evo and Dilma; just yesterday, teflon Lula was interrogated by police in his own home. Maduro barely hangs on in Venezuela while Macri occupies the Pink House.
Uruguay´s legendary Leftist Jose Mujica summed it up best: Macri didn’t win the 2015 Argentina presidential elections… rather, Peronism lost and frankly, real progressives are not mourning the loss. Kirchner´s hyper protectionism and pursuit of autarky made a frivolous pursuit of production and trade in this country. Argentina is in perennial disputes with all its trading partners, not to mention the vulture (hedge) funds and of course, the U.K. over the Falklands.
Few Argentines can explain Peronism in words. It is inherently incoherent, fusing Che Guevara with Juan Domingo Peron into a catch-all nationalism and bombastic populism that promises all things to all people all the time.. But the Peronists, known as Kirchnerites, maintain control of the congress, just a block from where I sit, watching it all unfold.
Political deadlock is all but assured for the next two years and gridlock is planned for March 24 when Obama will be here to welcome Argentina back into the fold of Empire. The protest against Obama can not be dismissed as anti-Americanism nor is “the fold of Empire” me-lo-dramatic prose on my part. Obama chose as the date of his trip to Buenos Aires, none other than the 40th anniversary of Argentina’s last military coup. U.S. bagman/envoy Noah Mamet insists that this is just a coincidence but Argentines know March 24 as the date the military junta seized power in 1976, launching a reign of terror that killed tens of thousands in Argentina´s “dirty war.”
The Mothers of the Plaza de Mayo are not amused.
Macri is portrayed as the right wing apologist for the dictatorship, but the sad fact is that Kirchner´s economic policies frustrated most of the electorate and it´s not right wing to set things straight, it´s just common sense. Macri is however, an errand boy for the Empire; his pathetic, bug-eyed pose with Mick Jagger said it all.
Predictably, Macri´s scripted hostility to Iran is paying huge dividends with the mighty Jewish Lobby and the Jewish owned mass media here. Hedge fund honchos in New York, all of them associates of King Netanyahoo, are allowing Argentina a way out of default now that Kirchner is gone and a rapprochement with Iran is off the table. Washington has used Argentina´s 2001 bond default as a whip but cleverly, let the hedge funds do the cracking.
Obama is Coming, Obama is Coming. Grab the Eggs.
More Americans should learn about the 1994 AMIA bombing. A car bomb went off in front of the Jewish Center here in Buenos Aires, killing 85 and injuring hundreds in the worst terrorist attack in Argentine history. Since then, Israel and the U.S. have worked tirelessly to pin the blame on Iranian Mullahs, but there is insufficient evidence, and international tribunals will not hear the case anymore. In fact, evidence points to bombs going off inside the AMIA simultaneously with the car bomb detonation. How could Iran or other swarthy Muslims plant bombs inside the Jewish center undetected, and why would they want to since they allegedly hired the car bomb? The parallels to September 11 are striking, no pun intended. But the circumstances around the AMIA bombing resemble OK City even more.
Timothy McVeigh was fingered by the mass media and later sentenced to death as a lone wolf wack job: a decorated Iraq War vet sick with hate for our federal government in the wake of Waco.
Evidence easily available today shows that bombs exploded deep within the Murrah Federal building. Are we to believe that McVeigh did that too?
It just so happens that documents related to the Billary Clinton, Mena, Arkansas cocaine trafficking investigation were destroyed in the blasts.
Kinda like when the Enron files went up in smoke at World Trade Center 7. But tons of gold escaped unscathed before the three towers fell and Kurt Sonnenfeld blew the whistle. He now lives here in Argentina in exile at an undisclosed location after years of U.S. government insistence that he be extradited to the United States for a crime he was already acquitted of. Cristina Kirchner gave him political asylum, yet another reason to get rid of her.
Enter Noah Mamet
Noah Mamet is the U.S. envoy to Argentina. His only qualification is the money he raised for Obama 2012, which is arguably a social function of his race as well.
According to Buzzfeed, in 2014 Democratic Party insiders complained privately that Noah Mamet, founder and president of Noah Mamet Associates, abused his clients and cashed in on his ties to Jim Messina to snag the Buenos Aires ambassadorship, a job he is woefully unqualified for.
The Huffington Post Club alleges that Mamet leveraged his connections to the Hollywood billionaire Wasserman family and made questionable campaign contributions using family members and pseudonyms of other people during the Obama 2012 campaign.
Mamet had also consulted at least one client specifically on how best to pursue an ambassadorship before ending up with one himself.
A list of clients at www.nmapartners.com, a link to which was removed, includes businessman Stephen Cloobeck, philanthropist Jay Snyder and City National Bank head Russell Goldsmith.
Visitor logs show that Mamet visited the White House 28 times between 2009 and 2015. On at least four of those occasions, Cloobeck, Snyder, and philanthropist Lynda Thomas accompanied him to meetings with White House officials.
The Association of American Foreign Service Officers sued to block Noah Mamet from gaining the ambassadorship.
This writer speculates what role Mamet and his staff had in the recent Argentine presidential elections.
The Argentine Foreign Ministry list of diplomats includes those who may have carried out subversive activities in other countries. Political and economic bureaus may be providing cover to CIA operatives such as Timothy Murdoch Stater, who is not only a practitioner but a theoretician of subversive activities. Kenneth Roy, Yordanka Roy, Brendan O´Brien, Michael Lance Eckel and others may also be working to influence events in Argentina. Anaida K. Haas, O´Brien´s wife, worked with him in Afghanistan and was then transferred to the State Department Office of Russian Affairs. She is also here. Unlike Noah Mamet, she speaks Spanish. It is plausible that Haas´s work in Argentina focuses on trade between Argentina, Iran and Russia. Washington was furious that ex-president Cristina Fernández was on good terms with Vladimir Putin and pledged to supply Argentine goods to the Russian market in defiance of Western sanctions.
Bad Boy, No Passport
Speaking of Brendan O´Brien, he wrote a letter to my lawyer that questions my entitlement to a U.S. passport. I have been unable to leave Argentina for 2 years and counting. I’m not wanted for back taxes or child support. I’m not a kiddie diddler or a drug dealer. I’m being told to report to the U.S. embassy to clarify my name, Daniel Bruno, and any other names I may have used as if they don´t keep a dossier on me and don´t know. And they want emergency contacts, so I´m reaching out to you, dear reader, to be one for me and inquire about my welfare at the U.S. embassy, Buenos Aires. I am currently schooling O´Brien and his Israeli citizen (?) boss Noah Mamet about the 1st, 5th and 14th Amendments to our American Constitution.
Wish me luck and keep in touch.