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Senator Bob Menendez has been in hot water for over two years, and now the water is coming to a boil.
All of the reasons given for this are camouflage. Menendez is a criminal and a Jew-worshipping slime-ball, but so are most other politicians.
The reason why Obama and his Wall Street handlers are preparing to take Menendez down is that Menendez refuses to get onboard with the Iran Project and the Cuba Project.
Keep one thing in mind as you proceed: all politicians are owned by billionaires, and if one politician (like Menendez) opposes the billionaires, then he will be expelled, and perhaps even imprisoned. It has happened many times before
The global money-powers want to have more normalized relations with Iran and Cuba, so that Iran and Cuba can be reduced to miserable sweat-shops, and both can join the global financial community. (Iran’s nuclear program is trivial and irrelevant.)
International oligarchs and Iranian oligarchs (including President Rouhani) want this very badly. There are billions in profits at stake. (Obama tried to launch a coup to put the Iranian oligarchs in power in 2009, but the coup failed. The media outlets called this the “Green Revolution.”) The Iranian oligarchs have managed to imposed a great deal of neo-liberalism on the Iranian masses, but so far the Revolutionary Guard has denied the oligarchs a total victory. The Iran Project is intended to change that.
Meanwhile US oligarchs want to get into Cuba.
The Iran Project will be worth billions in profits for the oligarchs inside and outside Iran. And since the Iranian oligarchs are loyal only to profits, the Iran Project will also pull Iran away from Russia, Syria, and Hezbollah.
Meanwhile US oligarchs, if they get control of Cuba, will pull Cuba away from the leftist governments of South America.
Obama explained all this to key congressmen who actually have power. All are onboard except Sen. Menendez, who opposes both projects. Therefore Obama has been gradually turning up the heat on Menendez. I suspect that Obama quietly gave support to the attempt by New Jersey voters to have Menendez recalled in 2010. (Menendez was saved by the New Jersey Supreme Court.)
Menendez has always been a problem for Obama. He has blocked Obama’s nominees to federal judgeships. And Obama has retaliated. In November 2012, Menendez was accused of soliciting underage prostitutes in the Dominican Republic. This was supposedly a Republican effort, but I suspect that Obama supported it. A month later Menendez was accused of using an interns who was an illegal alien and a registered sex offender.
Still Menendez opposed Obama. Menendez wants more sanctions against Iran and Cuba. Many Congressmen want this, but only Menendez has the power to actually checkmate both projects. Menendez heads the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, which is one of the oldest and most powerful in the Senate. It is in charge of approving treaties and international agreements. It also holds confirmation hearings for Obama’s ambassadors, Obama’s judges, and Obama’s appointments to and high-level positions in the State department. Menendez has sponsored legislation that will let Congress checkmate the Iran Project if it includes any reduction in congressionally issued sanctions.
(Republican Senator Marco Rubio of Florida also sits on the senate foreign Relations Committee, and he too opposes the Iran Project, and especially the Cuba Project – but Rubio has no power. As for clowns like McCain, Graham, and Ted Cruz, they are nobodies. Netanyahu is screaming about Iran so he can be re-elected next week. His own billionaire sponsors allow this, since the “Iranian threat” is useful for controlling the Israeli peasants. But at this stage, if Netanyahu does something to complicate the Iran Project, such as bomb Gaza again, then his own billionaire sponsors will remove him. The Iran Project is too important, and it is only weeks from being sealed.)
Even though Menendez heads the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Obama has shut him out of almost all foreign policy negotiations, especially those connected with Iran and Cuba.
Obama also said he would veto any new sanctions on Iran or Cuba brought by Menendez or anyone else.
Obama and his billionaire handlers wanted to seal the Iran deal by the end of March, but on 2 March 2015 Menendez told the cheering crowd at the AIPAC meeting that he would never give an inch regarding Iran.
That did it.
Four days later, Obama’s attorney general (Eric Holder) announced that he was preparing criminal corruption charges against Menendez for his role in advocating for the business interests of Florida ophthalmologist Salomon Melgen.
If that sounds strange to you (as in: how is that different from what all politicians do?) you are correct.
Still Menendez refused to get on board. He immediately gave a press conference in which he said the White House is smearing him for his “patriotism.” Ted Cruz agrees, and is trying to defend Menendez — but it is useless. The billionaires want the Iran Deal and the Cuba Deal, since this will bring new billions in profits to the billionaires.
Therefore, within the next two or three weeks at most, one of two things will happen.
 Menendez will suddenly do an about-face, and will support the Iran Project and the Cuba Project. His reasons for this will be total bullshit, but the public will believe it, since the public craves bullshit. Eric Holder’s threats of indictments will vanish, and no one will ask why. The Menendez affair will be forgotten by everyone in the USA.
 Menendez will continue to put his foot down, in which case he will be quickly destroyed. After he is removed from office, his arch enemy Chris Christie (governor of New Jersey) will take Menendez’s seat in the Senate until a special election can be arranged.
We will know the outcome by the end of this month.
Tagged: Bob Menendez, Cuba Project, Iran Project, obama
Since the turn of the millennium, participation in the food stamp program, known officially as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, has more than doubled to 15 percent of all U.S. residents in January. In some parts of the country, as few as 1 in 20 people receive food stamps. In others, the figure is more than 1 in 3. Low-income households that meet SNAP eligibility requirements receive a payment card that can only be used to buy government-approved essential foods.
Under President Obama’s watch, the value of the benefits distributed by the program each year has more than doubled as more people have fallen below the poverty line and more households have joined the program. Due to the high unemployment rate, the Obama administration has also waived a 1996 job requirement—a rule that made finding a job or enrolling in job training a prerequisite for receiving SNAP benefits—for 46 states.