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Does Christiane Amanpour have a painting of the Twin Towers burning on 9/11?

Apparently this is some old news yet I had never heard of this before.

Amanpour and Rubin

Amanpour and Rubin

Christiane Amanpour is a British-Iranian “journalist” who works for the Clinton News Network. Her husband is James Rubin, who served as US Assistant Secretary of State for Public Affairs in the Clinton Administration from 1997—2000.

The other night I was reading Newsbusters and they had a post on Amanpour. She was whining about the “exceptionally high bar” the media set for Hillary Clinton. Excerpts from the Newsbusters post:

“First, like many people watching where I was overseas, I admit I was shocked by the exceptionally high bar put before one candidate and the exceptionally low bar put before the other candidate.

I learned long ago, covering the ethnic cleansing and genocide in Bosnia, never to equate victim with aggressor, never to create a false moral or factual equivalence, because then you are an accomplice to the most unspeakable crimes and consequences.

I believe in being truthful, not neutral. And I believe we must stop banalizing the truth.”

Blah, blah, blah. This Clinton propagandist wouldn’t know truth if it slapped her in the face.

Anyhow, “vendome” left a comment on this Newsbusters post. Vendome stated the following:

“I watched an interview of Amanpour about a year ago. She was in her dining room at her home – and showed the viewer her favorite painting. This painting was of the Twin Towers burning on 911. Amanpour exposed herself. She hates America. Picture of the Twin Towers painting in her dining room:”

christiane-amanpour-apartment

From a New York Times article on February 11, 2010 in which they interviewed Amanpour and had her standing in front of this picture in her dining room:

Favorite Item in the Apartment: A massive painting that I got in Iran, a few years ago, by Farideh Lashai, a friend who is also Iran’s pre-eminent abstract-expressionist painter. It gives me joy every time I walk in my door.

The artist, Farideh Lashai, was an Iranian painter who died in 2013. From Wikipedia: She was born in Rasht, Iran. She was also a writer and translator. She is renowned for her abstract contemporary paintings, which are a combination of traditional and contemporary views of nature.

Some of Lashai’s other works:

lashai-painting lashai-painting2 lashai-painting3

Do you think any of these paintings are of the Twin Towers burning on 9/11? Sure looks like it could be interpreted that way.

DCG

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A-List Invitees to Obama-Hu State Dinner

Are you curious about who are the glitterati who were invited by Obama for his recent state dinner honoring Hu Jintao? Hu is the president of China — a country that, despite its market reforms that quickly have catapulted it to near superpower status, is still ruled by the Communist Party that regularly arrests, tortures, and imprisons political dissidents and followers of unapproved religions, especially the neoBuddhist Falun Gong.

A recent Wayne Madsen Report, exclusive to subscribers, gives the A-list of guests — which Madsen (gotta love the guy) calls “mostly an A-hole list”: 

“President Obama’s invitation list for the state dinner for visiting Chinese President Hu Jintao may be an ‘A-list’ to some, but, for the most part, those invited to the dinner represent the worst kinds of Americans, the ‘A-hole’ cream of the crop in the United States.”

Here’s the list of “American rogues” invited to dine on roast beef and lobster with an American president who’s a fraud, and a Chinese President who’s the head of a criminal regime. The list gives us a glimpse into some of the denizens of our political ruling class:

  1. “America’s most infamous war criminal, Henry Kissinger, a fan of gulags, Cambodian genocide, South African and Israeli apartheid, and the gassing of Soviet Jews.”
  2. Wendi Deng Murdoch, the Chinese “dragon lady” wife of neocon media mogul Rupert Murdoch.
  3. A lovely incestuous group comprised of:
    • Secretary of State Madeleine Albright;
    • Albright’s god-daughter Susan Rice, Obama’s UN ambassador;
    • Rice’s husband, ABC News producer Ian Cameron;
    • The host of the show Cameron produces, Christian Amanpour;
    • Amanpour’s husband James Rubin, Albright’s one-time spokesman.
  4. The “old philanderer-in-chief ‘Slick Willie’ Clinton.”
  5. The “old Bechtel criminal from the Reagan administration” George Shultz.
  6. “Weird Howard” Berman, the former chairman of the House Foreign Relations Committee.
  7. Maryland Representative Steny Hoyer.
  8. Arch-neocon Robert Kagan.
  9. Former vice chairman of Goldman Sachs and now Under Secretary of State for Economic, Business, and Agricultural Affairs Robert Hormats.
  10. David Rubenstein, the founder of The Carlyle Group.
  11. Obama’s “Chicago Mafia”: Mayor Richard Daley; his brother, incoming Obama chief of staff William Daley; Tom Pritzker of the Pritzker real estate conglomerate of Chicago; David Axelrod; Education Secretary Arne Duncan, and Valerie Jarrett.
  12. “Pseudo-journalists of the corporate media”: David Ignatius of The Washington Post, Thomas Friedman and Nicholas Kristof of The New York Times, and The Atlantic’s James Fallows.
  13. The UAW’s Robert King.
  14. “Leading financial shysters of Wall Street”: Lloyd Blankfein of Goldman Sachs and Jamie Dimon of JP Morgan Chase.
  15. Luis Ubinas of The Ford Foundation in New York, the same Ford Foundation for which Obama’s mom, Stanley Ann Dunham, had worked for decades.
  16. CEOs from Dow Chemical (of “Agent Orange” infamy), Microsoft, Motorola, General Electric, Intel, and Boeing.
  17. Barbra Streisand (“there is no telling what she said or did to her old White House boyfriend, Slick Willie Clinton”).