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LD and all TPWers: @Cant Stop the Macedonian Signal(c/o c99%) and I are in the beginning stages of putting together a Florida Progressive Social/Political Meetup. Will include further details as it develops. 🙂


Woo hoo, orlbucfan!!!!!


We are just beginning the planning. It never ceases to amaze me just how many hardcore political junkie activists live here. Between TOP, TPW, and c99%, it’s a boatload. LOL The one headache will be location. Floridumb is a skinny, long state. LD, TX will definitely be a tossup this election year. Not so sure about FL.


Intel Vets Tell Trump Iran Is Not Top Terror Sponsor

Love those VIPS.

The NIE concluded that Iran had stopped working on a nuclear weapon in 2003.

Recalling this moment in his memoir, Decision Points, President Bush noted that the NIE’s “eye-popping” intelligence findings stayed his hand. He added this rhetorical question: “How could I possibly explain using the military to destroy the nuclear facilities of a country the intelligence community said had no active nuclear weapons program?”

We believe that you are facing a similar situation today. But instead of an inaccurate claim that Iran has nuclear weapons, the new canard to justify war with Iran is the claim that Iran remains the “world’s leading state sponsor of terrorism.” This is incorrect, as we explain below.


US Empire Is Running The Same Script With Iran That It Ran With Libya, Syria

Trump is lying when he says Iran is “the Number One State of Sponsored Terror”. This is the same exact script they run over and over and over again, and people are falling for it again like Charlie Brown and the football. It is nonsensical to believe things asserted by the US intelligence and defense agencies on blind faith at this point, especially when they are clearly working to manufacture support for interventionism in a key strategic location. In a post-Iraq invasion world, nothing but the most intense skepticism of such behavior is acceptable.

Luckily, because a full scale invasion of Iran would be far more costly and deadly than the invasion of Iraq, support for this will need to be manufactured not just in America but within an entire coalition of its allies. This will be extremely difficult to do, but by God they are trying.

Please keep your skepticism cranked up to eleven on this Iran stuff, dear reader, and be very loudly vocal about it. My Trump-supporting readers especially, I implore you to think critically about all this and look closely at the similarities between the anti-Iran agenda and the other interventions I know you oppose. Together we can kill this narrative and spare ourselves another senseless middle eastern bloodbath.


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From Caitlin.

Apparently Fox, especially, is pushing the idea the we “help” the “protestors.” More MSM to follow, I’m sure. It’s a shame in another way that we do this. It makes me skeptical of who’s protesting. And apparently the protests are to get back to more govt. sponsored benefits, not to follow our system.


Could add Iraq, though it is apparently in better shape than LIbya or Syria right now. I’d argue, not by much, with all the depleted uranium and so many people gone forever and fighting still.

Was interested to read a post the other day that we have more contractors there than ever.

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