US Lawmakers Face War Crime Charges for Their Role in Yemen

09/20/202081 Comments

Remember that whole Yemen thing? You know, that little genocide that Saudi Arabia has been perpetrating out in the Arabian peninsula? If you're like most people in the Western world, the answer is probably "no." After all, you've got racist pancake syrup characters and other pressing political matters to attend to.

But it turns out that there are prosecutors out there who do remember the Yemen thing. These prosecutors are armed with a raft of documents showing that US lawmakers ignored their own government's legal warnings about arming the Saudis during their siege of Yemen. And, if the latest reports are anything to go by, a number of congress critters are lawyering up in the fear that they may soon face war crimes charges for their role in the affair.

No idea what this whole Yemen thing is about? Don't worry, you're not alone! Join James for this week's important edition of The Corbett Report Subscriber where he gets you up to speed on the genocide taking place in the Gulf and what it may mean for the US government officials who supported it.

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  1. Nivek S says:

    “Come, Armageddon, come.” – Stephen Patrick Morrissey. Has anyone else just had it? I am near giving up hope.

    • TimmyTaes says:

      Don’t give up hope. We only lose if we give up. Remember how the VC and NVA defeated the US Empire in Vietnam. Remember how my generation stopped that stupid war and our draft resistors even got pardoned by Jimmy Carter.
      Eventually the younger kids are going to wake up. Debt, College loans, no jobs, no homes, no families… after awhile the video games and drugs just aren’t enough. And the kids will get angry.

      Don’t give up.

      • Duck says:

        “…Don’t give up hope. We only lose if we give up. Remember how the VC and NVA defeated the US Empire in Vietnam…”

        The US could have won that war had that been the aim… the true aim was to burn money, make defense contractors richer and aid in the destabilization of American culture so that the oligarch’s foundations could destroy the social fabric and allow easy rule over a divided demoralized people.
        Its like the war in 1984…. the aim was not to win but to shape society.

        • TimmyTaes says:

          Well then, if you are right, we won. The defense contractors were out of money when the Vietnam war ended for over a decade. It wasn’t until 1990 when GHW Bush invaded Kuwait that the Pentagon made a comeback. So we can win, at least for a generation or so.

    • beaconterraone says:

      If you are with Jesus Christ, you can always have hope.

      Yes, we are in the End Times, and it looks very, very bleak for humanity. But in the end, Justice will be restored.

      We should “occupy until [He] comes.” – Luke 19:13

      Stand fast for Christ and the Truth, even if you feel alone. But you are never alone, in Spirit.

      • weilunion says:

        With despair comes the descent into supernaturalism.

        We are in this epoch of history due to human choices.

        And if we are to get out, it will be by human choices as well.

        • beaconterraone says:

          “The fool has said in his heart, ‘There is no God’.”

          The corrupt heart of man has caused all of the suffering of the ages. Yet you believe the corrupt heart of man will bring forth goodness and a bright new world.

          The prophecies of Revelation are true…they’re our reality.

          • eat my cake says:

            “The prophecies of Revelation are true”

            if any prophesy is “true” (and we’re on the edge of our seats about how you’re gonna back up your “revelations” claim), then it has failed.

            The point of telling the future in advance is to make room for the yet to be imagined. Therefore, When a prophesy fails to manifest, then it has done its job.

            “man has caused all of the suffering of the ages.”

            Man caused it all, really?

            firstly, anyone who says they’ve got the last word on the cause of suffering is highly suspect.

            & then,

            maybe its root is human desire (so says buddha’s noble truths)?
            maybe its just a bad cosmic ray our solar system is transiting at 1/2 a million mph?
            maybe its a lock or filter engineered by the beings farming the 3d humans (as do we farm and subjugate other animals which includes untold suffering)?
            are we bearing the need to carry negative emotions in order to feed parasitic forces, suffero the latin: to carry)?
            Maybe its the vibratory tension required to deliver a psyche beyond mortality? or the wobble of the spinning juga that will balance just as soon as we reach the other side of the equinox procession?
            Maybe its bad habits (chosen karma), or baddies muckin’ around with goodies?, or bad luck (entanglement with other’s karma),
            or simply not enough chi?

            (funny how simple answers are often the “truest”)

            Causes of suffering are likely not absolute. and chocking it all up to metaphysics is a cop out. so there.

            How are the dominators suffering? Are they in such a drunken stupor from the inane position of causing millions to do their individual bidding’s, that they have become agents of sufferance, that feel no empathy while brutally leading millions to suffer.

            we so dont know. but its fun, or can at least lend hope to the day by day for at least the chance to have the ability to not be interested but care a whole lot..

            • TimmyTaes says:

              The Greeks say that our own natures lead to our destinies and demises.
              I’m talking about our individual destinies and demises. But of course individuals make up families and societies and before you know it armies are clashing and flags are flying and gods are being worshipped and those religious/military….oh,I’ve lost my train of thought….
              My theory: Flawed demi gods came to earth. Gave us beer and just enough civilization to build pyramids, etc.. and then they left or died or lost interest in their little experiment.
              There is beauty in the human soul. But the beast is in there, too.
              Caring is what matters. You are right there. Keep the faith.

    • weilunion says:

      Isolation and despair paint the loss of hope. My suggestion to you is to work with other people to promote the change you feel is necessary.

      Stay skeptical and cynical, but pessimism is a health trap.

      Many people now, especially the young who have not had many opportunities for working for social change WITH other people find them selves glued to the death machine of the computer.

      This is what the rulers want.

      Your only hope is struggle with others for the building of a new society

    • wylie1 says:

      Isolation, divide and conquer, that is what all this CoronaCon has been about; to destroy hope. Just shake it off and move on to the solutions and skip all the other non productive mental BS.

      Giving up hope is exactly what the weasel powers want you to do. Makes their mission so much easier. I can only guess you are of the younger lot indoctrinated into EMOTIONALIZING by the weasel powers’ govt schools and media far too long.

      They use your emotions to override logic and reason.
      If needed, turn off ALL negative inputs, including this one.

      Go out and see the sun still rising and setting, creeks and rivers still flowing, birds chirping …I even saw a little butterfly the other day. Somehow it survived all the things that could destroy it, man made and otherwise.

      The solution is NOT feeling despair but gathering (online or where ever) to work towards real solutions for the area where you live. Or move to an area where that is possible.

      Simply pull your head out of where ever it is stuck and change gears and steer in another direction. Like replacing the weasel powers in your area with those who will dismantle govt and its ill gotten power.

      Typical response follows, be original and do something productive.
      “Oh no that would involve ME doing something… instead of someone else doing everything for me; not only no but hell no!” …with a litany of BS excuses.

  2. Steve Smith says:

    “ This is keeping American congress critters up at night because there is ample evidence that the US government actively and knowingly skirted their own laws and their own legal advisors’ opinions in order to arm the Saudis.”

    James had me going for a minute but then he wrote this;

    “ . . or it would be, if we lived in a just universe. Unfortunately we still live in Pax Americana, where it is highly unlikely that these crimes will ever be investigated let alone brought to court.”

    Reassuring me that James is still grounded in reality.

  3. raymondkitchen says:

    This has been angering me for so many years now that my theft dollars are aiding in killing innocent people and these criminal governments are knowingly doing it. So disgusting and I feel so helpless. Mr. Corbett I’ll be copy and pasting this into my social media page. Lately I’ve been a bit more vocal and probably losing friends but the time to sit idly by is over.

    • weilunion says:

      The US, for one, is the greatest imperialist in the world, starting with the Monroe Doctrine and up to and including and past, 1896.

      All empires end. This one is no different and one of the causes will be military overreach.

      The fight against imperialism, capitalism and racism and sexism still have a long way to go,

      • Duck says:

        “…The fight against imperialism, capitalism and racism and sexism still have a long way to go…”

        Especially since the oligarchs are the main driving force in the fight against those things…. being their own opposition is how they win.

  4. HomeRemedySupply says:

    I always enjoy Corbett’s style of writing. It is easy to follow and the subtle wit flows throughout.

    This is an important line, because it has been so observably true these past 6 months…

    “One of the hallmarks of the arrival of that New World Order will be the occurrence of events that were long thought impossible.”

    Mr. Corbett,
    A couple temporary typos.
    “Occurence” and “were long though”
    And thank you again for being a real human, and making occasional mistakes.

  5. taxSlave says:

    Since I became “woke” to US foreign policy back in the 1980’s, I became aware that regardless of which team, red or blue, was in power, the policies inflicted upon the world never changed.

    “Confessions of an Economic Hitman” by Perkins is a good start in understanding the US footprint on the lesser nations.

    • weilunion says:

      Yes, and Perkins has done an new Youtube.

      What Perkins found is that capitalism needs imperialism and people like him to bully and overthrow nations.

      He repented. He was CIA but cannot say it.

    • Duck says:

      Not the US footprint…. the bankers footprint.

      The majority of people in the US rightly dont give a fig what happens anywhere else in the world and while they are happy to benefit from the good things Empire gave them were mostly ambivalent or hostile to messing with other nations.The majority of British people also enjoyed the crumbs the Empire dropped on them, but few had any real desire to go mess with the “Hindoo and fuzzie wuzzies”.
      In a few years the bankers will be using some other nation, maybe China , as their host

  6. robert.t says:

    A few decades back, it would never have occurred to the most ambitious manipulators that large wars could be fought yet kept obscure. Saturation bombings, famines and real epidemics in Vietnam or Nigeria were reported, well or badly, simply because they were happening. Details might be omitted…but not the whole enchilada.

    Most are still unaware of the scale of the Korean War and how complete the destruction (even according to Curtis Lemay). But they knew there was a big war going on. The tragedy of Indian Partition was played down, but it was known as it was happening. (An exception might be the enormous genocide of ethnic Germans after WW2.)

    Now it’s the whole enchilada. If they don’t want us knowing or talking about a full-scale war…look, Miley Markle is twerking!

  7. Jed says:

    Murder, theft, it’s all business as usual, ‘cept for the zap-fast info and the little tv-telecameras everyone carries, that’s all new. If it’s not waking people up outright it’s at least making the lies harder to hold up, exhaustion to insanity. Now everyone can wake up and just kill themselves. That’s what those Georgia Guidestones creators are hoping anyway.

  8. flyinga says:

    I have been warning my Member of Parliament for a number of years in a series of letters (one of which included graphic photos of civilian deaths just to drive the point home) that he is complicit in the commission of war crimes by supporting sales to Saudi Arabia. Now the UK Government is ignoring its own High Court Judgment banning such sales on the basis that the Government has failed to properly assess how the weapons are being used and is in contravention of EU Law.

  9. WAYNED says:

    “Canada, France, the Islamic Republic of Iran, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, and the United States of America,…”

    I am always struck by the fact that Iran always appears to be on our side while we are ostensibly “battling” them. Sabre rattling, but nothing more. It’s a tool they use. Like Trump hating the clintons (all video evidence to be ignored) while ensuring no consequences or ultimate actions.

    We overthrew Iran and set up our own proxy and wonder when people thought Iran got their own country back.

    Interesting omission from the list of allies is Israel, but remember that when you hear about the hatred. We are made to believe Iran too powerful to attack, but we treat China and Russia as existential threats (while creating deadly pathogens with them in Wuhan.)

    Relationships are evolving, but this story will be silenced not least of all because it defines the continuity of democrat to republican to democrat to republican… Shared corporate interests.

    So we have reality tv elections, even pandemics.

  10. highwaytoserfdom says:

    OCTOBER 1, 2011 | PART OF WASHINGTON JOURNAL Open Phones(video available C-span video Library)
    Telephone lines were open for comments on the killing of American-born and al-Qaeda preacher Anwar Al-Awlaki by a U.S. drone strike in Yemen. Had my say 18 min in.. Remember this is when Mitt took the 17 of the 24 Ron Paul delegates from the Massachusetts Republican primary in court… All we wanted was for him to speak… A MONTH BEFORE 2012 SELECTION.. The Library of Alexandria is on Fire.. going to do some data mining.. History miss spelling of high story because you have to be stoned out of your mind to believe anything from these war-profiteer thieves.. So glad Pedro cleared it up with Fort hood and underwear bombers.. going to data dig up show after shoe bomber 22 December 2001.. FUNNY THE OCTOBER 2001 ENRON NOT MUCH COVERAGE… Remember the story Nixon and petro dollar never never FDR or Churchill on Anglo Iran, SWIFT. It’s the Zionist and one of the 17 burning bush religions..

  11. NorthernBean says:

    James, on this one, my opinion diverges from yours. It is not in the facts of what Yemen is suffering. And–by the way–thank you for bringing this to our attention. These are realities that I just do not have time to research myself and I am simply not capable of the quality and depth of research that characterizes your journalism. The United States and Europe are in the grips of a civilizational war. I certainly eschew any sort of trite, Trumpian boosterism. When he is wrong, I identify it in my small sphere of influence (if that is what it is). But, I do think that applying your no-doubt accurate, but gloomy, assessment of current Trump administration foreign policy (especially vis-à-vis Saudi Arabia and Israel as dubious allies) to the current presidential election would be ill-timed. It is not that you did this explicitly, but some readers could convert your excellent theory into atrocious voting practice. And this abuse of other peoples via U.S. policy–horrible to be sure–was not abated with eight years of Barack Obama. Unfortunately America has a political infection that we are frantically fighting. We know that a Harris (“Biden”) administration would continue the NeoCon evils. Thus we gain nothing by a Biden victory. You have cut into this rotten melon of NeoCon-captured U.S. foreign policy when you tackle this topic of Yemen. Many aroused Right-wingers are actually anti-interventionist and are sympathetic to such arguments and awareness. And yes, Trump is not likely to be reliable in this, as well as many, foreign policy issues because he is controlled. The problem needs to be tackled in strategic sectioning of that “rotten melon.” But the U.S. and other European or Anglophonic nations are fighting for their lives. And it is not their true life that is the problem for such suffering people that you exemplify in the case of Yemen. Indeed, my heart is anguished by your report of what they are suffering. But the U.S. and many nations of European heritage have been captured. We want to cure the disease at the intellectual level and at the level of exercised power without killing the patient. As for looking for some glimmer of hope in the New World Order, I did not really read that did I? From James Corbett? Admittedly, I think out team can take advantage of some of the opportunities created by this mess of a year—though recognizing that the means that the oligarchs chose were utterly evil. Perhaps that is the lemonade-from-lemons sense in which you meant you seemingly sanguine hope for the NWO courts to prosecute American officials. And who else could foreign, non-local courts prosecute by dragging them to a jail in Belgium or some other hell hole? Certainly you and I become possible targets of this trend going wrong. I think I will pass on hoping for Perry Masons of the World Court to save me should things devolve to this.

    • weilunion says:

      Trump, like all of them, is a malignant disease that must be removed or the body will die from cancer.

      I detect a bit of ethnic positioning in your use of Anglophone etc.

      Protecting European heritage and calls for saving the European culture fit neatly within the Trump fascist/ racist trope.

      And yes, we want the World Court to hold liable those who commit war crimes.

      As for saving the ‘Christian West’ from the barbarians at the gate: you can forget it. The game is over, it is now the descent thatis dangerous

      • Steve Smith says:

        In this one thing I believe that I understand how James Corbett would feel. Who cares?
        I know how callous and naive that sounds to anyone who believes that it is reasonable to come to terms with the cancer that is killing them and is happy to negotiate for a respite from the suffering.
        I don’t think that it really makes much of a difference in the long run whether pepsi or coke wins. Except for the unfortunate collateral damage people that accompany just about every single decision that a coercive government makes.
        James said something recently in a video along the lines of not really being able to state what victory would be. For me the extent that I am willing to “work within the system” for real change that I would call a victory would be when the governments of the world, from small to large were forced into publicly pledging their strict vow to adherence to the non aggression principle. And by forced I mean forced by civil disobedience, by being starved. I have a feeling that James might agree with some of that.

        • weilunion says:

          Apathy is a symptom of a world in crisis. In the US it is the symptom of a culture that dummies down.

          Working within the system means that one believes the system can change this way for the better.

          I do not. I believe that the system is rotten to the core and must be replaced.

          The problem is history; it just take so, so much time

  12. Simon says:

    So I will strangley perhsps in this text piece give a shout out to Broc.

    You see I followed a link to

    and it has an old subscriber video with guest appearence by Broc.

  13. Flameyo_Hotman says:

    Hey guys i just turned 18 this year and i wanted to know which do you guys prefer Joe Biden or Trump. i choose Trump because he has his brain cells working… but i already know your answer neither. is it okay to focus on my local elections only instead of the puppet “president”. LISTEN I DON’T WANT MY CITY TO BE CALIFORNIA. 🙁

    • debra.b says:

      Hi Flameyo_Hotman,
      I don’t vote. As far as I’m concerned, Politicians, especially for the office of the presidency are selected by the powers that shouldn’t be. Not “elected“ by the people. And, they’re all corrupt and compromised. I think there can be value in the local elections for your town, but I don’t know enough to say for certain. You can check out Rosa Koire on Twitter. She talks a lot about voting in local elections. You’re very much ahead of the curve to ask these questions at your age which is really great! I say keep asking questions always, keep researching and always make up your own mind. Whatever you choose to do, even if it’s a mistake it will be your choice and that’s really important. 🙂

    • NorthernBean says:

      Local elections are vitally important, as is building local communities. As you accumulate age and–hopefully–wisdom, please consider how you might become active civically or politically. Unlike Mr. Corbett, for whom I have tremendous respect, I recommend doing your best in the national elections. Donald Trump digresses from my desires–in fact, he digresses from his 2016 promises–in a number of important ways. For me, there is no contest however. Trump is currently strategically best for our cause. He is a man with both hands tied behind his back. Perhaps he is even corrupted to the point of being participant with the NWO. But he, in my opinion provides the best avenue for us to do our work—and it we who really must do the work without relying upon politician “saviors.” I worked in academia when Clinton took power. Bush, of course was not great—but better. And I worked in government when Obama took over the regime. In the case of Clinton and Obama–both Democrats–I can tell you that we were rapidly accelerated towards our current state of woe. I am speaking as a one-time insider to, and observer of, the machinations under which we are suffering greatly. Trump is doing some very important things that are foundational for the cause of recovering White-European civilization from its captured status. Yes, he is also doing some bad things that merely on the surface sound good. But if the Democrats achieve total power, they will accelerate in all of the bad directions that Trump is locked into (the Controllers pull the strings of both parties) as well as accelerating a raft of additionally onerous things that will further obstruct our power to resist. Yes, VOTE in the national election. Vote Trump, I would urge you. But by all means—study those judges and city council members, and especially your county sheriffs (they could be the critical wall against utter tyranny). Make good associates and friends in your local area while staying tuned to the big picture. We have to do both. This is more important than obsessively watching people through an oddly shaped ball as many narcotize themselves doing. Learn history and biology and at least good layman’s science. Philosophy of the ancients and medievals is good too, e.g., Aristotle and Aquinas. WE are going to have to revive the noble practice of self-education (autodydacticism). Have at it. Don’t give in to cynicism—then our enemies win. It is not about you feeling good. It is about your duty to the your countrymen and humanity.

      • NorthernBean says:

        Also, Flameyo_Hotman, Although I admire the intellectual acuity of a Heather MacDonald, Michelle Malkin or–for saucy humor and analysis–Ann Coulter, generally speaking women are not the best givers of political advice. It is not a thing co-natural to most of them. The ones I cite by name are unique in apprehending a rather appreciative understanding of male modes of thought. Most other women, especially the vapid professors of gender studies and femityrants will try to ensnare you into co-dependent positions of leashed weakness with lots of “do what you feel like” and “express your inner being” baloney. Recognize that this is the path to Hell for all of us—here and later. Be masculine. Be disciplined, orient toward–not away from–the unpleasant, the difficult and the threatening. Study hard and examine even your own convictions. This is how men build civilizations. Men defend their nations. The nation is the seed of the man. This is why we call it patriotism (“Patros’ = “father.”) Women, eh, if the barbarians are winning–why not–open the gates and let them in. Women despite their protestations to the contrary, go for the immediately-apparent strongman for cultural supremacy. They do not really “get” the whole male thing about principles, law, rationality, borders, enterprise and virtue. They like the goodies and a so-called “peace,” but are not so much for preserving the role of men in acquiring these things—or doing the things that enable a city state or a civilization to supply these goodies and security. So what, too many women think, the next barbarian that [copulates] the daylights out of me can replace the former barbarian who killed my husband as long as whoever it is brings home more bacon and trinkets for me to look pretty. Vote and vote masculine. (‘Throw’ not “Through” in earlier comment.)

        • weilunion says:

          Although I admire the intellectual acuity of a Heather MacDonald, Michelle Malkin or–for saucy humor and analysis–Ann Coulter, generally speaking women are not the best givers of political advice.

          First off they are not intellectuals. They are fascists, white supremacists and racists.

          But that should not deter you as your opinion of women is about that of Peter Thiel from Palentier.

          The amount of fascism and segregationism,misogeny and racism in these posts should tell you something, James.

          The hoi poloi love hierarchy,discrimination and racism and sexism

      • Duck says:

        “…Trump is doing some very important things that are foundational for the cause of recovering White-European civilization from its captured status. …”

        Unlikely to happen thru the work of a man who supports policy that hurts the USA’s national interests in favor of Israeli ones.

        He is the best of a bad lot but thats not saying much

        • NorthernBean says:

          Not “through him,” and in some sense despite his dubious connections and influences on this point—but, again, Biden offers no better. I wish that national politics in the the externally-controlled American arena were different. But we must rebuild out Western, Christian, European political infrastructure and political will if we are to throw off this infection. I am making my political calculation based upon the whole constellation of things that make up the options for either “Trump” or “Biden.” But this does not make me a “Trumpian.” Trump is merely the candidate who, based on my hard-studied reasons and (I hope) disciplined reason–in comparison to the alternative–better satisfies MY aspirations for the nation that I love.

          • weilunion says:

            But we must rebuild out Western, Christian, European political infrastructure and

            Sorry. Most of the world does not believe in your Western-Christian, European structures and ideas.

            You write as if you are part of some identity politics such as Evropa.

            Identity Evropa is at the forefront of the racist “alt-right’s” effort to recruit white, college-aged men and transform them into the fashionable new face of white nationalism.

            Rather than denigrating people of color, the organization focuses on raising white racial consciousness, building community based on shared racial identity and intellectualizing white supremacist ideology.


            • NorthernBean says:

              This is defamation, Mr. Corbett. This poster is not engaged in genuine discussion of ideas. He is making preposterous associations and inferences. I suggest that this type of activity should not be tolerated. He is using your site to take wild swipes at another commenter. If he had an unemotional, reasoned position opposing mine, we could recognize that and potentially find what we agree upon. He is not acting as a positive, good faith agent.

              • weilunion says:

                It is always the same. When one cannot reason they run to the apron strings of authoritarianism.

                Defamation is:the action of damaging the good reputation of someone; slander or libel.

                So no slander or liable here.

                Your problem is that you do not like ideas that do not agree with yours.

                Get used to it. Learn to reason

    • Ahmed Al Zamily says:

      Happy Birthday Flameyo_Hotman! I’ll soon to be 20 myself. Ultimately it’s your choice. Politicians are inherently corrupt though as human beings are flawed. It’s not going to really change much as they’re controlled by the system which dictates what they can and can’t do. Wars won’t come to a halt, nuclear weapons won’t be given up, and the rich will remain powerful. No politicians are perfect; it’s just that some are more flawed than others.

      • NorthernBean says:

        Another immature attitude, in my humble opinion. Twenty-something know-nothingism. Flameyo_Hotman, learn to recognize and gravitate towards the guidance of mature MEN. This wishy-washy, “I don’t know, everything and everyone is bad” is an utterly vapid consolation that will only keep you useless in the political world. Politics, especially the politics in the real government, that is The Bureaucracy, is nastier than any teeny bopper can imagine—and yet stuff still must get done, people have to be selected to do it and, yes again, both sides are controlled. But the question remains, “How are you going to be a force for good in such a mess?” What price will you be willing to pay not to be corrupt? I paid that price. And believe me, it hurt. Now get your dupa (excuse my Slovak) into the fray and don’t let sappy advice sway you. Be a man. Study. Vote, but do not rely on politicians to fix your world. You and and the local (primarily) associates that you make will have to make a new and better place. And let me tell you, it was once a much better place. Not perfect, but much more just, fair, honorable, full of great opportunity, rational, family-oriented (i.e., vital) and prosperous. I am not talking about “going back.” But there are principles that govern healthy societies and those are worth learning from. These principles are timeless, like gravity and blood pressure. Learn them. Seek advice from high-IQ people realizing that they are not always correct either. Learn to recognize real “meat.”

        • Ahmed Al Zamily says:

          I would appreciate it if you didn’t misrepresent my position. I didn’t say “everything and everyone” is bad. I merely said that some politicians are more corrupt than others and voting won’t change the system. I agree with you that it’s up to us to be the change we want to be in society. After all, society won’t change itself, it starts with the people. That being said, I don’t agree with your stance that people should be voted in. This will only result in them using and abusing the power that the people give them. It’s been done time and time again and it’s not within the interest of the people. If you wish to continue this game of musical chairs, then power to you. If I were in the US, I wouldn’t bother though.

          • NorthernBean says:

            Dear Mr. Al Zamily, POINT 1. Regarding: “If you wish to continue this game of musical chairs, then power to you. If I were in the US, I wouldn’t bother though,” as I indicated in in an earlier comment, I know first hand from inside academia and inside government that elections very much DO matter. Yes, Bush was a terrible mess with his NeoCon wars. But Obama, the great Black savior continued them and doubled down on them! But in other important areas which I do not expect you to know about, again, I assure you, national elections very much matter. This is where James Corbett, an excellent intellect, goes terribly off course. I am very familiar with Rosa Koire’s work (also excellent, b.t.w.). Like James Corbett and like Rosa Koire, I agree that we must get young people–in what ever country they live in–to fix things locally. Believe me, this will seem just as difficult as changing things internationally once you put your shoulder to the plow. Mr. Trump and Mr. Harris (Biden stand-in) have radically different policy views on very important matters. These matters may not “matter” to you—you think of U.S. politics, it seems to me, in terms of U.S. foreign policy. And that is okay. I understand. But the problems that we are trying to fix in the U.S. eventually percolate to the international level. So to fix the tendency of crazy actors bombing the hell out of other nations to satisfy the Uniparty Controllers, we have to get things healthy locally and nationally. If you do not understand this, think about it for the next forty plus years and then you might see things more like I do. POINT 2. Regarding “I would appreciate it if you didn’t misrepresent my position. I didn’t say “everything and everyone” is bad,” tell me how you earlier statement, “Politicians are inherently corrupt though as human beings are flawed,” is not accurately and logically-enough paraphrased by my summarizing statement: ” This wishy-washy, “I don’t know, everything and everyone is bad…” “To refer to a class as inherently corrupt, without qualifiers, limiting adjectives like a simple ‘some’, or softeners like, “generally speaking, corruption is a perpetual threat or reality in most political systems…” seems to be to making an unqualified statement that “everyone and everything is bad” (assuming that the reader knows the discussion is about politicians). Okay, no big deal. So you think that there are some politicians that are good? Well, no, you make a couple other statements, specifically: “human beings are flawed,” and “No politicians are perfect; it’s just that some are more flawed than others.” Then there is this term ‘flawed’ that you introduce. How does this relate to your earlier category of “corrupt?” Is there development here in your thinking as you are writing? That is okay. Admit it if it is. Are we backing off of the idea of corruption as being existent in politics and replacing is with mere degrees of flawedness? (Is that a word? I don’t know.)

            [SNIP – Please keep comments to 500 words or less. Longer comments can be split into multiple posts. -JC]

            • NorthernBean says:

              Sorry, James. I am just noticing your instructions here now after having posted another comment. So I tried to copy and paste my last comment into my ever-updated Microsoft editor and either in the omniscient wisdom of MS, MS has either eliminated or made obscure the tool for doing a word count. I will have to work on that. Though I am not quibbling with the rules you have for your site, and for my edification, maybe you could help me understand the word restriction. If a piece is coherent, I do not mind reading a comment if it addresses the question posed by the author or the other commenters. If people have made it through an article of yours, I assume they have some intellectual capacity for reading material that is ample. Some load a comment with scatter shot and blast away. Perhaps what I need to do, at most, pick one item from such comments and respond in detail to that alone. My apologies. (B.T.W., perhaps WP has a word counter feature for these comment boxes that you might add? I will check on mine.)

          • weilunion says:

            I agree with you that it’s up to us to be the change we want to be in society. After all, society won’t change itself, it starts with the people.

            You are right. The revolution begins at home, in the mind

        • weilunion says:

          Mature men? Geez his post deserves better than this

          • NorthernBean says:

            Your comment is obnoxious.

            • weilunion says:

              Yes,it would be to those who look to justify their own self justifying belief system and believe in ‘strong men’.

              Fallacies emerge. They call you names, make fun of you, red herring you, change the subject, straw man you and do anything to avoid the arduous chore of reasoning.

              Faith and reason not only have nothing in common, they are mutually exclusive.

              Reason requires evidence, the ability to reason within various points of view, an ability to see points of view of others, the ability to question (something faith hates).

              What the world needs is good critical thinking and reasoning, something James seeks to provide even if his viewers seek to undermine the venture with fallacies.

    • weilunion says:

      You choose Trump because you are lied to. Trump is a global money launderer and organized crime figure that has laundered so much drug money, so much russian mob money it is incredible.

      He is a thief, plain and simple and if he is able to douse you with fakery and have you belive it then we can only think of Voltaire:

      “People who have the power sto make you believe absurdities has the power to make you commit atrocities.”

      The selecton is not about two individuals: it is about ethnoc-fascism versus noe liberalism and look the terms up.

      There are no good choices, but Trump?

      Go to other media, especially the media that does not agree with you, reason from their assumptions to their conclusions and ask yourself: What do I believe in light of what others believe and how do I know I am right and they are wrong?”

      If you cannot justify a vote for either do not vote.

      • NorthernBean says:

        Mr. Weilunion. Your comments reflect a great degree of presumption. The other media? Oh, you mean the CIA-controlled media that–if I am correct–I believe we both proclaim to despise? Regarding your comment below, “It is veritably facile to dismiss this outright. There is simply no evidence for the thought. Augustine was trying to rectify faith with reason and failed.” I am not sure in what sense you believe Augustine “failed” in his effort to integrate faith and reason, though I think of Augustine’s work as being more important regarding personal conversation and the relationship of Christianity and the state. I will point out that Aquinas would be my first for the topic of faith and reason. To say that it is “veritably facile” that Augustine’s conception of how sin causes war can be dismissed (of course, pending argument I will assume—since you claim to be a rationalist) is a profound absurdity. It suggests to me that you have extinguished any cognitive pattern detector that you may have had for the concept of sin. As far as “You choose Trump because you are lied to,” you are revealing yourself here. The Left-CIA-media always presents their opponents as though their opponents were putty waiting to receive the noxious–but very powerful–false messages to be pressed into their soft receptiveness. I suppose there may be simpler people, may God bless their dignity, who try to make their decisions based on the lowest resolution details. If you assume this about me, Sir, or have fantasies about how I make decisions, then I assure you that you are quite incorrect. I am playing a much different game than you seem to be equipped to recognize. It is just that the tools you use, appropriate for an oil drilling site, do not seem to match what is necessary for dismantling a timepiece. I chose Trump after years of getting my news and opinion from alternative media and by well informed about the the CIA-controlled Leftist MSM that you recommend to me as a “dietary” supplement. I am well aware (and displeased) with what I am sure are some of Trump’s controlling forces. You know, I just cannot convince myself that the Democrat crowd, Bill Clinton, Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, were–or that the would-be item, Kamala Harris-Biden, would be be any freer of these pernicious effects. I did not turn an earlier comment of mine into a screed for Trump. My whole thread has revolved around addressing Flameyo_Hotman’s question as to whether he should vote at all, though he did ask if people here were voting for Trump. (And, a word to Flameyo_Hotman, you have not responded to any of us subsequent commenters. As you wish, but I hope that we see some interaction for the work we are doing for you—otherwise you appear to be an unserious fellow.) Mr. Weilman, you appear to me to be an anti-religious, Leftist crank. Your proclamations for rationality are fine, but I do not see that you would be the one selected to be sitting in for the discussion.

        [SNIP – Please keep comments to 500 words or less. Longer comments can be split into multiple posts. -JC]

  14. james.w says:

    Franklin D Roosevelt, Harry Truman, Dwight Eisenhower, Curtis LeMay, Robert McNamara, et. al., plus all of the airmen and officers who did the firebombing of Germany, Japan and North Korea are war criminals. They got medals, not prison.

    • NorthernBean says:

      I agree in fact.

      Now, let’s do what it takes to build the intellectual foundations to lessen the likelihood of that happening again—perhaps preventing it altogether. The consequences of personal sins accumulate and eventually lead to inevitably to war, according to St. Augustine. As antiquated as that terminology may seem to many, it is difficult to dismiss the idea outright. But perhaps we can find a way to stop the utterly wicked bombing of innocent people according to this NeoCon game plan and to end the subversion of numerous governments (including it seems the U.S. government) and their societies with these hideous “color revolutions.” I do not know of a particular promise that I can offer, but to Flameyo and Ahmed, I can assure them of the inherent good of doing the right thing to the extreme, whatever sacrifice is involved. ALERT: Yes, it may get very bad.

      • weilunion says:

        ” The consequences of personal sins accumulate and eventually lead to inevitably to war, according to St. Augustine. As antiquated as that terminology may seem to many, it is difficult to dismiss the idea outright.”

        It is veritably facile to dismiss this outright. There is simply no evidence for the thought. Augustine was trying to rectify faith with reason and failed.

        America is all about individualism and individual choices, of which both are soggy terms and ideas if not grounded within history.

        Religion is the last thing we need. Human reasoning is what either will get us up on our feet as humans, or its mal-use will destroy us

        • Duck says:

          You are wrong-
          There never has and never will be a society that has no religion. The removal of religion leaves an empty space in the human heart that will be filled by something less satisfying , usually something like the state.

          • weilunion says:

            I am wrong for you. For me and so many others, we feel the relief when the heavy burden of supernaturalism is taken off of our shoulders.

            We want to see the world as it is, not as it is ordained to be.

            And as you say, “there will be no society without religion”, then you will accept that all religions are acceptable.

            Thus, I can believe in the cookie monster or as the people in parts of Africa believe in the Fang.

            Religion is the source of most wars and most excuses for hierarchy and power.

            Leo Strauss knew this as do the rulers, who are atheists, and thus they want the masses to think pie in the sky when they die.

            And if this is true then there can be no truth found within super-naturalism for which flavor do we believe in?

            It is us who must change the world, not a leader, Lord, politician or the state.

            Give up your sovereignty, you mental acumen, and you have nothing to fight for.

            No knowledge comes from faith. The source of all knowledge is human reason and we have a far way to go to accomplish this task.

            • Duck says:

              “..I am wrong for you. For me and so many others, we feel the relief when the heavy burden of supernaturalism is taken off of our shoulders…”

              It is true that some INDIVIDUALS do fine without religion, however no SOCIETY has ever or will ever do without it.
              If you know of a society in the past that succeeded in being areligious you may correct me.

              Even the disgusting Richard Dawkins has allowed for the fact that religious feeling likely has some evolutionary reason for existence… the existence of God being beside the point I am making that society can and will not function without it even if a minority of people can


              • weilunion says:

                “Even the disgusting Richard Dawkins has allowed for the fact that religious feeling likely has some evolutionary reason for existence”

                He is only disgusting for he does not agree with you.

                Yes, religion is or must bepart of an evolutionary cycle.

                Time to evolve out of it.

                What is needed is critical thinking. And this comes from reasoning.

                As to societies that have not functioned due to no religion: you live in a world today that is more religious than ever and you know what: it doesn’t function.

                Religion is the biggest conspiracy theory of all.

                No one can end religion. It must be an evolutionary by-product.

                There is not one society that has operated WITH it.

                If not, religion will continue to destroy the world,leaving the reasoning mind for the gallows.

                We are entering a new digital dark ages where religion probably will become even more dominant as feudalism becomes our economic system.

                And with claims to over 5,000 religions and Gods in the world, just who or which God should we believe in?

                This is a rhetorical question for faith and reason are like vinegar and oil.

              • Duck says:

                You do not list any society that has succeeded without a religious bond….
                God’s reality or not is not something worth debating at this time, but the social impact of religious changes are an easily seen historical phenomena

                As for Dawkins being disgusting… well, anyone who thinks cannibalism is just a silly taboo is gross and disgusting- or do you think its just another superstition to overcome?

  15. Octium says:

    Why do we have this preconceived idea that justice can only be decided by a pedophile Freemason wearing a wig?

    Surely when its clear that they are guilty, justice could be delivered using an open source system. People contribute to a fund, the money goes to the first assassin that can carry out the sentence and the highest bidder gets a silver platter with the head of the criminal delivered to them.

    • weilunion says:

      How does it become clear someone is ‘guilty’?

      • Octium says:

        For example in cases like Cheney and Bush where regardless of their involvement in the lead up to 9/11, demonstrated their continued contempt of the public (which they were being paid to protect) by blocking investigation of 9/11 after the event.

        • weilunion says:

          Agreed, the question is HOW? And the answer is a Court of law of some sort. Without a body to pass verdicts no one is held acountable.

          and with the rule of law out the window, we see nothing but grifters and thieves.

  16. truthseeker9 says:

    Was anyone charged, who was involved in the mass murder, inside job, false flag, of 9/11? Anyone at all? Ignoring the sheep herders abducted from Afghanistan.

    Was anyone charged for any of the big scams? Watergate I suppose.

    • weilunion says:

      As long as the economy and the means of production is in the hands of the elite, there will never be justice.

  17. NorthernBean says:

    It is clear that I have attracted the attention of a commenter who accuses and defames his targets. I do not have the sense that he will allow me to communicate with him—if it is a “him.” This commenter claims to believe in reason, but merely smears and projects onto his target that which he or she is guilty of, precisely. I fully understand and enjoy conversations with those I disagree with. We can identify those differences and, as I indicated earlier, move on to areas where we can work together more productively. For instance, everyone here clearly is (or should be unless you are a troll) a general fan of James Corbett’s work. That does not mean that I would expect complete agreement with anyone. I am not sure that could or should be done. I would certainly oppose anyone being in complete agreement with the “me” of ten years ago. I probably still have flaws in my thinking based on the evidence I have today. One thing that I am confident of is that the crises of our world are crises of that integral thing which is faith and reason. Okay, state your preference otherwise, if you will. Faith and reason possess different aspects when considered separately, but much of the intellectual and spiritual life involves such reconciliations. It is what makes us able to adroitly match the challenges facing us with a coherent and substantial set of responses. Let’s work for the preservation of evidence, the ability to access it randomly and without bias in the efficacy of searches and for the protection of truth-tellers. Just one of many pressing topics of anti-NWO concern surrounds the profound forensic, scientific and engineering issues involved in 9/11—and Building 7 as the crowbar topic.

  18. scpat says:

    To be honest, I haven’t heard enough reported on Yemen anywhere. Not much even in the alternative media. I know Scott Horton covers it, but still he only has a couple sources in the country and they speak broken english and are hard to understand. I have also not seen much of the destruction going on. I think that would be key to waking people up to this. Show the carnage, show the starving children, show the dead bodies, bombed buildings, etc. More reporters need to get into that country, although it is highly dangerous.

    • NorthernBean says:

      Here, here. This is a long term problem to be addresses in many ways. James Corbett has made an important suggestion about re-invigorating paper and hard-media libraries. I think he must also be talking about hardcopy newspapers. These just add an additional hurdle for those who would control information. It is by no means perfect, but it helps dissolve concentrations of power. Perhaps Yemeni journalists, for example, in such a situation would have better access to the eyes of the world. Electronic media, in such a world, might then be able to rise to its potential role. Good, genuine journalism and communication also have a prophylactic effect that restrains the world’s madmen.

    • HomeRemedySupply says:

      Excellent point scpat!

      • NorthernBean says:

        Indeed. scpat’s comment was a good point and it returned us to the main thread of Mr. Corbett’s article. Please do elaborate with your thoughts. I am curious. We ae always faced with the duty (and rightly so) of being concerned with local, national and international affairs. When the selected-elected do not offer good policy items on the menu, we must at least create awareness by whatever means available in our particular circumstance. How do you try to balance all of these serious matters in terms of both concern and action? What are the goods, and what are the possible ways that we can go off kilter?

        • HomeRemedySupply says:

          You don’t see Yemen and their dead bodies of children in any of the major western media.
          If Corbett had not brought me up to date, I would had been in the dark.

      • NorthernBean says:

        Indeed. scpat’s comment was a good point and it returned us to the main thread of Mr. Corbett’s article. Please do elaborate with your thoughts. I am curious. We ae always faced with the duty (and rightly so) of being concerned with local, national and international affairs. When the selected-elected do not offer good policy items on the menu, we must at least create awareness by whatever means available in our particular circumstance. How do you try to balance all of these serious matters in terms of both concern and action? What are the goods, and what are the possible the ways that we can go off kilter?

    • mkey says:

      I don’t think people in the west care sufficiently about “those” people in the middle east for that to matter. People are so accepting of excuses that one really doesn’t have to try too hard to cover up atrocities.

  19. wylie1 says:

    Americans have a serious problem. The reason they don’t want to know the details and truth about much of anything… because it would make them guilty for not reigning in those they elect.

    They would prefer not to know. They prefer to be mushrooms (kept in the dark and fed full of manure) in order to not feel any guilt nor be required to lift a finger to correct anything. Since that would involve activity that isn’t 100% all about their own personal benefit.

    Depending on the individual it could be defined as time greed or any other kind of greed; makes no difference, the result is the same, they don’t want to know so they won’t feel guilty about not doing anything about it.

    Even in the articles mentioned regarding culpable US lawmakers… There is NO mention of prosecuting the weasel powers behind those US lawmakers. The military contractors/suppliers and those behind them.

    In reality, just not Americans, the whole world doesn’t want to know… so they don’t have to do the real work of cutting off the hand that is continually filching from their pockets to put in theirs, gaining power by taking yours away. They would prefer to believe the lie that their money is going to good causes.

    What WOULD wake people up, transform them from Ostriches to lions and tigers and bears (oh my)? Cause them to want to know? To want to deal with things properly?

    As with most things not being 100%, some never will wake up so trying to make them is futile. However, there [should] be a more effective way to speed up that awakening.

    Pushing yet more news upon the masses already too filled with fake news doesn’t seem to be the answer, even though they do need sources of actual, non fake info.

    Like always, it is up to YOU the individual to wake those you can. How? If piling on actual info on top of fake info, isn’t getting the job done?

    By asking THEM Questions. See Larken and Amanda Rose’s insightful video [The Wedge] at
    See CorbettReport interview about same:

    • NorthernBean says:

      wylie1, you have pointed out some very good starting points. (1) “they don’t want to know the details and truth about much of anything…” I am getting a late education about this in a painful vary. Really, I always knew it, but I continually being taken to higher levels of anguished awareness of how avoidant most people are. I used these last two weeks to put “Building 7” on the table. Even engineers do not know about it—and I am receiving surprising hostility from friends, neighbors and associates or dismissal and isolation. (2) “…because it would make them guilty for not reigning in those they elect.” I am not so sure if this is it. I was guilty of some of that electing. I repent. I regret it. I am trying to make corrective choices. But, it is not like a voter is provided with sufficient information and choice for incurring high levels of culpability. The not-voting option has a problem in practice. We, who are aware of the controlled corruption of the major parties and the bureaucracy–as well as their window dressing politicians–would suffer a long, profound period as we built the non-voting movement where the vicious players would seize and execute total power as we watched first from the sidelines, but then soon through the cracks in the dungeons. Worse, those for whom we are charged to care for would suffer more, in our nation and in other nations. Though I am an advocate of one’s nation first, I still believe we have on important scales an responsibility for humans of all races in the community of nations. What I might be talked into would be a planned end date three decades hence of our participatory voting in the current first government—the one we all suffer from. In that critical 30 years, we would need to transition our participation into a mock society, a society made pseudo-functional in many ways, held waiting in the wings without any threat of forced succession. With the demise of the old regime—the second society project could take over in a ready fullness. This is the strategy of those insects that must metamorphose from one form to a completely other form. There is no direct route from the old to the new as long as the old form walks and flies about carrying on insect business. No, it must become hidden in a cocoon and must dissolve its old structures and rebuild without dying: it is still metabolizing, breathing and using energy. Then, it can have the good principles of non-aggression and anti-theft.

  20. TimmyTaes says:

    A very good article by James Corbett. I agree with his conclusion. No one is going to trial for war crimes in Yemen. We do need to win in the court of public opinion, but most people have no idea where Yemen is located or care.

  21. highwaytoserfdom says:

    18 min in John from Providence…. Hope Ron Paul is alright.. The cross drilling in Kuwait and working on Vax 3000 chips put in guns to mow down troupes heading back to Baghdad.. Why do I have nightmares and fly boys don’t

    Ron we Love you.. People forget this droning was done in Yemen..

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