Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Non Compos Mentis

Man in Straight Jacket

You have to admire the common law.  Evolving, along with mankind, over hundreds of thousands of years, there is not a single condition known to man that it doesn't provide a sane solution for.  Take the condition of insanity, as an example.  The solution for that is that the person is declared "non compos mentis" or "incapable of looking after their own affairs."  The person is thus protected from their own condition and society is protected from them.

non com·pos men·tis
ˌnän ˌkämpəs ˈmen(t)əs/
  1. not sane or in one's right mind.

This is perhaps the first time in history when a country (or empire) has gone insane...or perhaps not.  Regardless, it looks like this is what has happened to the United States of America, or USrael as I like to call it. Last night, I read The Saker's excellent analysis of the recent world crisis arising from the Trump administrations "sucker punch attack" on Syria based on the false flag pretext of chemical weapons.

The Saker has arrived at the same conclusion that I have:
"....This [Trump's stunning flip flop by bombing Syria] just goes to show that just like the Obama Administration, the Trump people are “недоговороспособны” or “not agreement capable...."

Conclusion: what happens next?

Simply reply: I don’t know. But let me explain why I don’t know. In all my years of training and work as a military analyst I have always had to assume that everybody involved was what we called a “rational actor”. The Soviets sure where. As where the Americans. Then, starting with Obama more and more often I had to question that assumption as the US engaged in what appeared to be crazy and self-defeating actions. You tell me – how does deterrence work on a person with no self-preservation instinct (whether as a result of infinite imperial hubris garden variety petty arrogance, crass ignorance or plain stupidity)? I don’t know. To answer that question a what is needed is not a military analyst, but some kind of shrink specializing in delusional and suicidal types.

Some readers might think that this is hyperbole. I assure you that this is not. I am dead serious. Not only do I find the Trump administration “not agreement capable”, I find it completely detached from reality. Delusional in other words. You think Kim Jong-un with nukes is bad? What about Obama or Trump with nukes? Ain’t they much, much scarier?..."

American Everyman reports this morning that newbie Administration Spokesman Sean Spicer yesterday inadvertently blurted out the truth....in spite of years lying to the contrary...the first goal of US's foreign policy is to "destabilize Syria". Russian Federation President  Putin today predicted outright that there would be MORE dangerous false flags, attacks and provocations related to this covert foreign policy.

We Are Change warns that the madness is not just restricted to Syria and lists "5 huge news stories" that indicate the "madness" that afflicts the US government.  Stephen Lendman warns that the Trump Administration is "preparing options" to attack North Korea...thus riling and provoking the Chinese.

Clearly, this is a classic case of non compos mentisThe US is a danger to itself and others.  It must be internationally declared "not capable".  The Russians have already done so and now it is time for Americans themselves to take formal steps.  Sadly, there is no international laws or protocols to act as precedents for this.  Normally, there is an option for when someone has been declared "Non Compos Mentis"

pow·er of at·tor·ney


the authority to act for another person in specified or all legal or financial matters.
  • a legal document giving power of attorney to someone
I have said many times over the years...but not recently...that the United States should temporarily abolish the position of "President" under emergency measures to save the country.  I said it when GWB was the president and then later when Obama was the president.  Now, astonishingly given the brief time Trump has been in power...I am saying it again.  The Congress should vote to suspend the presidency and put the care and control of the United States into a caretaker panel of legislators.  On that panel I would suggest Dennis Kucinich, Ron Paul, Rand Paul. Paul Craig Roberts and Tulsi Gabbard, amongst many others from both sides of the aisle.

From this morning's  Government Slaves


Rep. Tulsi GabbardTulsi GabbardGabbard: ‘We need to learn from Iraq’Gabbard takes heat from Dems for skepticism of Syria chemical attackSunday shows preview: White House officials talk Syria strikeMORE (D-Hawaii) has a message for the liberals attacking her criticism of President Trump’s missile strike on Syria, warning that a rush to aggression risks repeating the same mistakes that led the United States into the Iraq War.

“We need to learn from Iraq and Libya — wars that were propagated as necessary to relieve human suffering, but actually increased human suffering many times over,” she said in an email to The Hill.

Gabbard, a major in the Hawaii Army National Guard who served two tours in Iraq, has been highly critical of Trump’s decision last Thursday to launch 59 missiles at a Syrian airfield in response to a deadly chemical attack that killed scores of civilians, including children, in a western Syrian town days before.

The Trump administration says the chemical attacks were carried out by Syrian President Bashar Assad — a charge Damascus denies — and congressional leaders from both parties have endorsed the president’s response.

Gabbard’s position — particularly her skepticism that the Syrian government was behind the chemical attacks — has led to an outcry from some establishment Democrats, including former Democratic National Committee Chairman Howard Dean, who want her out of Congress.

A meeting between Gabbard and Assad in January has only heightened the critics’ belief that she’s acting as an apologist for a tyrannical leader known to employ brutal tactics, even against his own people, to keep a grip on power in the country's yearslong civil war.

But Gabbard, who sits on both the Armed Services and Foreign Affairs committees, maintains those critics are ignoring the lessons of recent history that have left the United States mired in costly Middle Eastern conflicts for more than a decade.

"I and thousands of my brothers- and sisters-in-arms went to war in Iraq based on false intelligence and lies from our leaders — our president, military and political leaders. We should have been skeptical then, and we weren’t,” she said. “The cost was thousands of American lives and trillions of dollars down the drain. What to speak of millions of non-American lives.”

Echoing the position of other liberal Democrats, Gabbard says the administration is conducting an unconstitutional war because Trump didn’t come to Congress before launching the strike. Going a step further, she’s also questioning the veracity of Trump’s claim that Assad is responsible for the chemical attacks.

"There is a reason our Constitution gives Congress the power to declare war: we should be shown the evidence and given the opportunity to debate the strategy and sacrifice expected,” she said.

“No leader — of either party, pro or against military intervention — should let our President take us down the path to another regime change war without that debate...."

It is indeed shocking to realize that a country's government [in this case its covert "Deep State" government"] has gone insane/incapable and is a danger to its own people and others...the entire planet, to be precise.  It is also depressing to conclude that the mitigations and legal solutions available in the law for this condition only apply to the person and not to the government.  They should.  The US Congress and Senate need to rise up and take emergency measures...supported by Americans.  Americans are the only ones who can save themselves and the planet at this stage.  As the Saker says, don't depend on Russia to do what you can't...or won't.

The age old solution to incapacity is there for the taking..."Power of Attorney".  All that needs to happen is that it be molded to apply in this case.  The Saker refers to a fictitious 2015 novel written by John Michael Greer "The Twilight's Last Gleaming" [caution: spoiler alert in the previous link] This novel poses a scenario eerily similar to what is currently transpiring in Washington... where, through incompetence and crass avarice, the US's Empire domino's start falling...leading ultimately to the destruction of the country itself.  Will what's going on in Washington as we type prove to be "truer than fiction"?  IMO, only a declaration of a "power of attorney" can protect the USA from being a danger to itself and others--and thus avoid such a catastrophic scenario.


Ed(itor) said...

GC, we are well down that road. The book "Wetikio" by Levy is old, as are the numerous efforts by Derrick Jensen. It is difficult to assemble a small but necessary squad with the right signed papers, that white jacket with the backward sleeves, and perhaps a syringe filled with a fast-acting pharmaceutical to properly detain an entire governmental system. If the former governor of Vermont Mr. Dean and his fellow idiots can suggest that Tulsi be voted out of office by the 86% of the people who voted her in, if we are engaged in open private assassination by condottieri, if the inner offices of the EOB/White House are peopled with folk whose allegiance is to something un-American and they are backed up by the armed might of them who sent them, then the inmates are in charge.

greencrow said...

And the Turks are in the midst of a referendum that will change their system of government from Parliamentary (as we have in Canada) to Presidential as in the US. IMO the Presidential system is now past it's best before date. It is too easy to subvert and too hard to fix. In Canada if a President did what Trump did, he and his administration could (theoretically) be kicked out the next day by way of a Parliamentary "vote of non confidence". Of course, here in Canada the non confidence vote has not been taken in years. Again, it's because Canada, like the US...is under an occupation by the "usual suspects". My next post is going to be (again) about how deeply out of touch with Canadians our "le Dauphin" prime minister Trudeau is.