10/16/20 Andrew Cockburn on the Dangerous and Unconstitutional Powers of Modern Presidents

10/16/20 Andrew Cockburn on the Dangerous and Unconstitutional Powers of Modern Presidents

Scott interviews Andrew Cockburn about the steady growth of unconstitutional powers that the federal government—and the president in particular—can summon during “emergencies.” Some of these powers are well-known, like extraordinary law enforcement and surveillance techniques that have been justified by the war on terror and the war on drugs. Others are more secretive, and the American public has basically no way of finding out about such powers until the government decides to use them. Cockburn points out the ways that unprecedented powers have already been summoned during the covid pandemic, and fears the situation could get even worse if there is a disputed election.

Discussed on the show:

Andrew Cockburn is the Washington editor of Harper’s Magazine and the author of Kill Chain: The Rise of the High-Tech AssassinsFollow him on Twitter @andrewmcockburn.

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10/16/20 Andrew Cockburn on the Dangerous and Unconstitutional Powers of Modern Presidents

10/15/20 Matt Agorist on Breonna Taylor and American Police Abuse

Scott talks to Matt Agorist about some recent cases of unlawful police killings and police abuse in this country, both the high-profile incidents and the ones that escape mainstream notice. Agorist reminds us of the details of the Breonna Taylor case, in which police officers who were actually looking for Taylor’s ex-boyfriend fatally shot her in the middle of the night while executing a no-knock warrant. The ex-boyfriend, it turns out, had already been arrested by that point. One officer has been charged for recklessly shooting into neighboring apartments, but the rest of the officers have thus far escaped any consequences. Sadly, this is just one case among many, most of which never receive the kind of attention that Breonna Taylor’s case has. Agorist discusses many other such incidents, along with some of the obstacles to reform.

Discussed on the show:

  • “WATCH: ‘We Don’t Have a Crime’, Cops Stop Man Without Probable Cause, Hog Tie, Kneel On Him Until He Dies” (The Free Thought Project)
  • “City Sends Mental Health Experts to 911 Calls Instead of Cops and It’s Worked 100% of the Time” (The Free Thought Project)
  • “‘Please Don’t Let Me Die’: Woman Hog-Tied, Tortured by Sadistic Cop for Over 20 Minutes” (The Free Thought Project)
  • “Cop Sexually Assaults Child During Traffic Stop, Gets Only 14 Days in Jail, Won’t Register as Sex Offender” (The Free Thought Project)
  • “Cop Admits to Sexual Abusing 2 Young Girls, Instead of 30 Years, He Got Just 60 Days in Jail” (The Free Thought Project)

Matt Agorist is an independent journalist and Editor at Large at the Free Thought Project. He is also a former marine and NSA intelligence operator. Follow him on Twitter @MattAgorist.

This episode of the Scott Horton Show is sponsored by: NoDev NoOps NoIT, by Hussein Badakhchani; The War State, by Mike Swanson; WallStreetWindow.com; Tom Woods’ Liberty Classroom; ExpandDesigns.com/Scott; Listen and Think Audio; TheBumperSticker.com; and LibertyStickers.com.

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10/16/20 Andrew Cockburn on the Dangerous and Unconstitutional Powers of Modern Presidents

Police Officers Are Horrible People

Even the ones that aren’t child-rapists or unarmed-black guy-killers are still rat-bastard scumbags not worth their fathers’ spilled seed.

Like these guys. And this one.

Cops love to pretend that good people support them, and that the only people who don’t are criminals. Well that’s simply not true. They are lawless jack-booted thugs, despised by all good men and women. Anyone who doesn’t hate them is either a damned fool or the lowest sort of boot-licking fascist themselves.

 

10/16/20 Andrew Cockburn on the Dangerous and Unconstitutional Powers of Modern Presidents

Subhuman Monster Michael Fattaleh Is Guilty of Torturing a 7 Year Old Boy

WATCH: ‘He’s Mine Now’: Cop Handcuffs ‘Tortures’ Autistic 7yo Boy for 40 Minutes for Misbehaving

“If you, my friend, are not acquainted with the juvenile justice system, you will be very shortly,” Fattaleh said. “You ever been charged with a crime before? Well you’re fixing to be.”

While holding him down, the officer said, “You ever heard the term babysitter? I take that term literally, my friend.”

After being forced down to the ground in handcuffs for 25 minutes, the boy begins to cry and begs the officer to leave him alone. But the officer does no such thing. Instead, the boy remains face down on the ground as the abusive cop places his knee in the child’s back, according to the lawsuit.

For another 13 minutes, despite school staff telling Fattaleh that the boy was “over stimulated,” the cop, who knew the child had a disability, held him down until the boy’s mother showed up.

The government of course will never hold Michael Fattaleh accountable for his crimes because he is a government employee. Simple as that.

By the way, lady, you put your helpless handicapped child in a government school? What are you, stupid? Do you think this is a free country? Do you think the local sheriffs’ deputy is not an inhuman monster? Do you think he thinks for a minute that he could be held accountable for torturing your son? Then why did you turn your boy over to your enemy in the first place, you dummy?

10/16/20 Andrew Cockburn on the Dangerous and Unconstitutional Powers of Modern Presidents

Oops! Crackhead Hunter Biden Forgot Where He Dropped Off His Laptop For Repairs

hunter-biden-4Update II: For now at least my questions about the chain of custody have been satisfied by the reporter lady’s interview on Tucker Carlson’s show Wednesday night. They are for real his emails she said and seemed to be not lying or stupid.

Update: Some doubt has been cast on this story, but I’m leaving it up since the social media companies are working so hard to censor it.

Oh no! Maybe you should smoke less crack, Hunter!

Because look: The NY Post:

“Dear Hunter, thank you for inviting me to DC and giving an opportunity to meet your father and spent [sic] some time together. It’s realty [sic] an honor and pleasure,” the email reads.

An earlier email from May 2014 also shows Pozharskyi, reportedly Burisma’s No. 3 exec, asking Hunter for “advice on how you could use your influence” on the company’s behalf.

The blockbuster correspondence — which flies in the face of Joe Biden’s claim that he’s “never spoken to my son about his overseas business dealings” — is contained in a massive trove of data recovered from a laptop computer. …

Joe Biden has insisted that the US wanted Shokin removed over corruption concerns, which were shared by the European Union.

Meanwhile, an email dated May 12, 2014 — shortly after Hunter Biden joined the Burisma board — shows Pozharskyi attempting to get him to use his political leverage to help the company.

The message had the subject line “urgent issue” and was also sent to Hunter Biden’s business partner, Devon Archer, who also sat on the Burisma board at the time. …

Pozharskyi said that “the representatives of new authorities in power tend to quite aggressively approach N. Z. unofficially with the aim to obtain cash from him.”

N.Z. isn’t identified in the email but appears to be a reference to Burisma founder Mykola Zlochevsky, whose first name is a Ukrainian version of “Nicholas.”

When the alleged shakedown failed, “they proceeded with concrete actions” in the form of “one or more pretrial proceedings,” Pozharskyi wrote.

“We urgently need your advice on how you could use your influence to convey a message / signal, etc .to stop what we consider to be politically motivated actions,” he added.

Hunter Biden responded by saying he was with Archer in Doha, Qatar, and asked for more information about “the formal (if any) accusations being made against Burisma.”

“Who is ultimately behind these attacks on the company? Who in the current interim government could put an end to such attacks?” he added.

The exchange came the same day that Burisma announced it had expanded its board of directors by adding Hunter Biden, who was put in charge of its “legal unit and will provide support for the Company among international organizations,” according to a news release that’s since been scrubbed from Burisma’s website.

Read the rest here.

Ironclad proof that Shokin was going after Burisma at the time Biden went after him and that the company’s leadership had specifically asked for Biden/US intervention to prevent it? Something tells me that the NY Times and CNN won’t find this newsworthy at all.

I wonder if Biden regrets killing his good son, Beau, by lying the country into Iraq War II where he was stationed next to a burn pit which was the obvious cause of his lethal brain cancer. Now all he has left is Hunter, the scumbag, who blew his entire corrupt Burisma million on coke and whores and made a comedy out of Joe’s tragic Nazi-backed Ukrainian coup and war in the Obama years.

10/16/20 Andrew Cockburn on the Dangerous and Unconstitutional Powers of Modern Presidents

Not All Cops Are Child Rapists

But lots of them are. And they always get away with it, like Joshua Skaggs.

Cop Admits to Sexual Abusing 2 Young Girls, Instead of 30 Years, He Got Just 60 Days in Jail

“The youngest daughter told us she was terrified he would hurt her or our family, and because he was a cop he wouldn’t get in trouble.”

This is how the Taliban got their start, you know, lynching child-rapist cops. “Want to be our new government now?” the people of Kandahar said.

10/16/20 Andrew Cockburn on the Dangerous and Unconstitutional Powers of Modern Presidents

10/9/20 Daniel Davis on the Failures of American Foreign Policy Since the Gulf War

Scott interviews Daniel Davis about his new book, Eleventh Hour in 2020 America, which explores the unhealthy expansion of the U.S. military over the last few decades, to the point that America’s very future as a democratic republic is at risk. Davis begins the interview by detailing how America built up its military into the world’s most efficient and advanced fighting force, epitomized by his experiences in the first Iraq War—a war that Davis calls a “success” by the military’s standards. But the cost of an easy, quick and overwhelming victory, he says, was that America became imprudent, believing that it could act as the world’s police without any repercussion. The wars in Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya and Syria, of course, have proven that that was untrue. Not to mention, adds Davis, that the constitution gives the government no right to engage in this kind of foreign adventurism. Davis also reminds us that the world doesn’t really need a police force: for the most part, every country only wants to ensure that its own borders are secure from external threats, and is otherwise happy to get along peacefully with everyone else. A true defense force and a passive nuclear deterrent, he says, would be more than enough to ensure this.

Discussed on the show:

Daniel Davis did multiple tours in Iraq and Afghanistan during his time in the army. He writes a weekly column for National Interest and is the author of the reports “Dereliction of Duty II: Senior Military Leaders’ Loss of Integrity Wounds Afghan War Effort” and “Go Big or Go Deep: An Analysis of Strategy Options on Afghanistan.” Find him on Twitter @DanielLDavis1.

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10/16/20 Andrew Cockburn on the Dangerous and Unconstitutional Powers of Modern Presidents

10/9/20 Charles Glass on the Illegal Campaign to Eliminate Julian Assange

Scott interviews Charles Glass about Julian Assange’s extradition hearing. Glass has focused on Assange’s treatment at the hands of the U.S. and British governments and their allies, including his subjection to solitary confinement, the denial of medical treatment going back to Assange’s time in the Ecuadorian embassy and the illegal monitoring of communications with both his lawyers and his doctors. On these grounds alone, says Glass, Assange’s prosecution should be thrown out. But more importantly, Glass reminds us how heroic Assange’s work has been, as it has enabled literally thousands of news stories that exposed crimes by governments around the world. Instead of contributing to his demonization, mainstream news outlets should be flocking to Assange’s side.

Discussed on the show:

Charles Glass was Chief Middle East Correspondent for ABC News from 1983 to 1993. He is a regular contributor to TIME magazine, the Guardian, Rolling Stone, the Intercept, and many others. His most recent book is called They Fought Alone: The True Story of the Starr Brothers, British Secret Agents in Nazi-Occupied France.

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10/16/20 Andrew Cockburn on the Dangerous and Unconstitutional Powers of Modern Presidents

10/9/20 Ray McGovern on the Tireless Truthers Still Pushing ‘Russiagate’

Ray McGovern discusses the lasting impact of the “Russiagate” conspiracy, which Democrats have continued to push throughout President Trump’s entire first term. McGovern reminds us that according to recorded testimony released only this year, CrowdStrike (the technology tasked with investigating the DNC email leak) admitted all the way back in 2017 that they had no evidence for the allegation that Russian agents had perpetrated any sort of hack. That means that a narrative that has continued to dominate the mainstream media and Democratic political discourse for three years was known to have absolutely no basis in fact. McGovern fears that the very same tactics used to rein in Trump could be turned around and used on Biden, were he to defeat Trump later this year. Although McGovern strongly opposes the Trump presidency, he regrets the fact that a Biden victory would most likely mean that this whole scandal gets swept under the rug.

Discussed on the show:

Ray McGovern is the co-creator of Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity and the former chief of the CIA’s Soviet analysts division. Read all of his work at his website: raymcgovern.com.

This episode of the Scott Horton Show is sponsored by: NoDev NoOps NoIT, by Hussein Badakhchani; The War State, by Mike Swanson; WallStreetWindow.com; Tom Woods’ Liberty Classroom; ExpandDesigns.com/Scott; Listen and Think Audio; TheBumperSticker.com; and LibertyStickers.com.

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