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Dec 17 07:10

WikiLeaks Bombshell: UN Agency FAKED Douma ‘Gas Attack’ Report

New documents released by WikiLeaks confirm that within the Organization for the Prevention of Chemical Weapons there was a massive push to alter the findings of the “Fact Finding Mission” sent to Douma, Syria to investigate an alleged gas attack last year. Now 20 inspectors have claimed that their conclusions were left out of the report, which was re-written with conclusions opposite to what they found. Who forced them to fake the report and why?

Dec 17 06:42

WHILE EVO’S MAS PARTY REGROUPS, BOLIVIA’S COUP LEADERS ARE EATING EACH OTHER ALIVE

SOURCE: THEGRAYZONE.COM
Humiliating scandals are destroying right-wing leader Luis Fernando Camacho and the right is fracturing as a more militant MAS party readies for an uphill election battle

BY WYATT REED
La Paz, Bolivia – Just one month after ruling elites and right-wing politicians seized power in Bolivia with a military coup, the fragile unity they briefly enjoyed has erupted into a bitter public feud.

Local analysts had predicted that coup leader Luis Fernando Camacho and Pumari could unite the right from the country’s east and west, both indigenous and white or mestizo. They were seen as an insurmountable dream team. That alliance now lies smoldering, with the two presidential frontrunners openly airing their dirty laundry amid a vicious power struggle.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

One has to wonder; if the right continues tearing itself apart, courtesy of its own hubris and stupidity, what, then, is waiting in the wings to take over, with those huge lithium deposits at stake?!?

One of the last things that happened, before Morales was forced to flee the country, was to look at signing a deal with China about lithium mining, and insuring that the of people of Bolivia got some of the money from this process.

The US Pentagon; State Department; and Congress are going to have to think, long and hard, about who it wants to replace the fracturing right-wing, just as China is most probably looking at who it might bring a new deal to Bolivia, who has the potential for staying power.

OR, under the circumstances, is the US going to invade?!?

Right now, with a "Foreign Policy by Dartboard" approach in South and Central America (where, unfortunately, none of the deciders on Team Trump, are actually looking at same dartboard), I would not bet against this, as hysterical a notion it might seem right now.

These lithium deposits may ultimately be worth billions; that ... has been enough for the US government to invade and attempt to "pacify" the indigenous populations, both in Central and South America, and in the Middle East.

Dec 17 06:12

SECRET DEEP STATE DEMANDS: THE FBI WANTS CONSUMERS’ CREDIT DATA

SOURCE: SHTFPLAN.COM
Secret Deep State Demands: The FBI Wants Consumers’ Credit Data
Authored by Mac Slavo via SHTFplan.com,

The Federal Bureau of Investigation has secretly demanded access to a whole bunch of consumer credit information and data. Recently revealed documents prove that the FBI wants access to troves of financial information from the nation’s largest credit agencies.

According to a report by Tech Crunch, this is a regular thing for the FBI. The government agency regularly uses these legal powers (known as national security letters) to compel credit giants to turn over non-content information, such as records of purchases and locations, that the agency deems necessary in national security investigations. But these letters have no judicial oversight and are typically filed with a gag order, preventing the recipient from disclosing the demand to anyone else; including the target of the letter.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The Forth Amendment to the Constitution of the United States, has been getting continually clobbered by these national security letters.

Now, I am a person who loves to look on line for things like clothing, etc., because the customer experience in this country has gone the way of the dodobird, and the dribble glass.

But that this would in any way, make me more interesting to all the alphabet soup agencies who continually monitor this site, I don't know.

And yes, yesterday, I was looking at clothing; I confess, I confess; but do any of you monitoring this site understand how difficult it is for a 70 year old woman to purchase a comfortable pair of slacks which really will look good on her?!?

Sorry for attempting to inject a little levity here ...However, that being said, this is the butt-ugly truth of the business; when one has so much data, it can become absolutely overwhelming, and it is difficult to ferret out what is important, and what is not.

My shopping browsing habits are not anything with which to be concerned; anything the watchers of this site need to be concerned with, is what I say here.

And yes, just to annoy all the people who have been "tasked" to monitor this blog, (probably for having done some incredible screw-up in their job),I am a Christian pacifist activist, who never, ever condones violence, but consistently encourages her country to find ways of achieving its geopolitical objectives through honest, reasoned, hard, good-will negotiations, rather than through wars.

And if someone in the deep state wishes to correct me in my attitude or logic, please feel free to call; you've got my number!! :-)

Dec 17 05:55

GOOGLE STEERS USERS TO PROPAGANDA ATTACKING SHEN YUN PERFORMING ARTS

Beijing has opened a new front on the internet for its more than a decade-old campaign to shut down a performing arts company whose shows challenge the Chinese regime’s human rights record and cultural identity.

Google search results for the Shen Yun Performing Arts company are steering users toward Chinese regime propaganda. Among the top results are several articles that align with the regime’s talking points or are directly produced by the regime. Other search engines don’t produce these results.

Whether Google is actively seeking to target Shen Yun with the Chinese Communist Party’s viewpoint is not clear. The search engine may itself be manipulated.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

IF in fact these charges are be true, it is simply yet another demonstration that Google doesn't mind taking anyone's money; let's say they are far less of an American corporation, at this point in their evolution, than a pan-world corporation.

And hey, if the money spends from a client like the Communist Party, they will take the job, no problem; no questions.

Dec 17 05:44

HARVEY WEINSTEIN MIRACULOUSLY CURED - ABANDONS WALKER AFTER COURT APPEARANCE

SOURCE: BOING BOING

It’s a Christmas miracle! Disgraced film producer Harvey Weinstein showed up at court last week wearing a comically baggy suit and shuffling unsteadily with a walker. The very next day he was spotted in a New York department store, casually ambling through the aisles without assistance, loving family in tow. Page Six has the photographic evidence.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Sometimes looking at the way many of the monied live their lives, one has to wonder if sleaze and hubris just might be components of human DNA for which we just don't quite have a name, or explanation at this point in scientific history.

And that he believed, with every fibre of his being, that none of the paparazzi were going to call him out on this travesty of bad acting, when he shuffled into court with a walker and the worst-fitting clothing he could conjure?!?

This... is both absoflippinglutely amazing; and absolutely true!!

Dec 17 05:15

New Evidence Shows Syria's Assad May Have Been Falsely Blamed for 2018 Chemical Attack

Dec 17 05:12

FISA Report Was So Bad That FBI’s Top Lawyer During Russia Probe Felt ‘Distressed’ After Reading It

Former FBI general counsel James Baker said Monday that he felt “distressed” after reading the Justice Department inspector general’s report laying out “significant” errors and omissions in the bureau’s applications to surveil former Trump campaign aide Carter Page.

In an interview on CNN, Baker went further in his critique of the bureau than did FBI Director James Comey, who said Sunday that he believed the FBI was “sloppy” in its efforts to obtain Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) warrants against Page.

Dec 17 05:11

FULL: PROJECT VERITAS GOOGLE INSIDER & HIDDEN CAM RE UPLOAD

James O'Keefe at Project Veritas has requested that everyone upload this documentary since Youtube removed it as it approached 1 million views in less than one day!

GOOGLE does not want you to see the stark reality: it is a social engineering, ...

Dec 16 18:08

Covert Chemical Warfare: 100,000 Deaths a Year from Prescription Drugs

By Jon Rappoport

Countries of the world are literally being assaulted by pharmaceutical companies and their foot-soldier doctors. It’s chemical warfare...

Not even the Nazis and their dearly beloved cartel, the monster IG Farben, dreamed of the day when the citizenry would line up and demand to ingest more and more life-destroying chemicals...

You’ll find the following statements on the FDA’s own site: “Over 2 MILLION serious ADRs [Adverse Drug Events] yearly; 100,000 DEATHS yearly.”

The only thing missing is: “And we, the FDA, said the drugs were safe.”

Dec 16 17:12

Is SEC Enforcer Steven Peikin A Goldman Sachs Crony Protecting Corruption?

By Aaron Kesel

Ever since the 2016 election, when the DNC super Democrats (delegates) and the Clintons rigged the Democratic Primary against Bernie Sanders, this reporter has spent a lot of time researching the corruption of the Washington, D.C. swamp (that obviously wasn’t drained when Trump was elected).

In fact, as this author has reported, the swamp was filled with Goldman Sachs swamp monsters and alleged fraudsters. Here is yet another example...

Dec 16 14:47

Black Antisemitic Terror Blamed on Whites

There are Chabad connections in many of these shootings. Remember Broward?

On December 10, a spectacular hrs-long gun battle took place, most of it at the Jewish JC Kosher market in Jersey City, New Jersey USA. A witness said the shooters came "ready to kill."

Palestinian-American USA Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib, at first tweeted the Kosher Market shooting attack was another case where "white supremacy kills", even though the attackers were quickly identified as black ... the theory being that it is whites who have created the 'killing culture', and can always be blamed even if no whites are involved.

Chabad New Jersey Chief Rabbi Moshe Shapiro, was reported as being in the kosher store when the shooting there began.

Dec 16 14:38

Inside Santa Rosa's mile-long tent city amid plans to shelter its residents in FAIRGROUNDS as California struggles under the weight of 130,000 people living on the streets

Officials in Santa Rosa are set to unveil emergency proposals to shelter people in fairgrounds as the city - and the state - struggles with a homeless emergency where more than 130,000 people are living on the streets across California.

In Santa Rosa, around 185 people have set up a mile-long camp along the Joe Rodota Trail, next to Highway 12.

The proposed plan, set to be unveiled on Tuesday, will allow some of those living in the camp and the rest of the 3,000 homeless people in Sonoma County to move into the fairgrounds, The Press Democrat reports.

Leaders in the city, struggling with the biggest homeless camp in its history, are said to have been inspired by how the fairgrounds were used during wildfires and flooding.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

(Sigh) I know that there are many areas where the economy is working brilliantly (for the already monied); but for these homeless numbers to be so astoundingly high, translates into the very hard reality, that the current business model is NOT working all the way up and down the "food chain" of the American economy.

Dec 16 13:15

Gigantic Craters at Long Last Pinpointed Decades After US Nuclear Tests in Pacific

Scientists have for the first time registered and mapped the aftermath of underwater nuclear tests from the 1940s and 1950s, as they combed the so-called Bikini Atoll in the Marshall Islands, Popular Mechanics reported citing the research revealed at a 2019 meeting of the American Geophysical Union in San Francisco.

Using advanced sonar, the team of researchers scanned the sea floor for evidence of the first two tests on the atoll, which were conducted as part of Operation Crossroads.
The first test, Able, was a 23 kiloton atomic bomb dropped from a B-29 bomber and set to explode at 1,500 to 2,000 feet.

The explosion was 50 percent more powerful than the bomb dropped on Hiroshima. Able sank five warships but according to scientists there is no distinct sign of the test on the seabed.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I wish that countries on this planet did a lot better with honorable, hard-won negotiations, as away of resolving geopolitical tensions, rather than even contemplating the use of WMDs.

Unfortunately, the possibility of this happening during our lifetimes has just had a deafening, upward thrust, courtesy of the US, by leaving the Test Ban Treaty with Russia in August of this year.U.S. Withdraws From Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty with Russia

Dec 16 12:56

Graphic Video: US Resource Officer Fired for Bodyslamming Middle School Boy

An investigation has been launched into a school resource officer following the emergence of surveillance footage which showed the man dragging and slamming a child under the age of 12 to the ground multiple times.

A Vance County Sheriff’s deputy has been fired and an investigation has been launched by the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation after the officer appeared to literally take a student’s disciplinary matters into his own hands earlier this month.

The footage, which was released publicly on Friday, showed the unidentified resource officer leisurely strolling down the hallway at Vance County Middle School with the student by his side. Seemingly unprovoked, the deputy then picks the boy up and slams him to the ground twice before dragging him down the hallway.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I think that the larger question here which must be answered, is why do such events keep happening in US public schools?!?

Is there a collective "screw loose" in the brains of Resource Officers, that it causes them to snap, and sometimes create extensive injuries for the kids in these schools?!?

Because we are not talking about an "isolated incident"; we are talking about way too many of these events, happening in our public schools, and this violent behaviour on the part of these officers has to stop, and right now.

Dec 16 12:48

Bashar Assad Reveals How US Forces Can Be Driven From Syria's Oil Fields

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has explained in an interview with Chinese broadcaster Phoenix Television that two goals must be achieved in order to make American military forces finally withdraw from the country, where they have been stationed without the government's authorisation or a UN mandate.

Firstly, all terrorist groups on Syrian territory must be eradicated, as the fight against them is being used by the US government as a pretext to keep its forces present in the Arab Republic, Assad stated. The Syrian president said that the second step would involve convincing Washington's allies among the local population, presumably referring to Kurds, to unite their forces with the Syrian government instead of the foreign forces.

"These groups must be persuaded, one way or another and particularly through dialogue, that it is in all our interests in Syria that they embrace the homeland and join the Syrian state’s efforts to liberate all its territories", Assad said.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I am betting that this guy plays chess, and rather well.

He appears to be not in any hurry to "beat the clock", but has, along with his advisors, come to a very clear realization of what has to happen, in order to get the rest of his country back.

It is almost as though he realizes... that Afghanistan may well prove to be the US's 21st century Vietnam war.

Dec 16 12:24

"As part of your rehabilitation, it's crucial that you admit you have a problem - you are hijacking the Intelligence Committee for political purposes while excusing and covering up intelligence agency abuses." -Devin Nunes to Adam Schiff

Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) has written perhaps the most brutal 'I told ya so' letter in recent memory to Adam Schiff, his Democratic rival and chairman of the House Intelligence Committee.

After last week's Inspector General report on FBI FISA abuse revealed Schiff was peddling lies to the American public in a February, 2018 'counter-memo' to Nunes's now-proven claims, Schiff passed the buck - telling Fox News host Chris Wallace on Sunday that he was 'unaware' of certain things uncovered by the IG - while failing to admit he's been dead wrong on an ongoing basis about a number of things.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Unless Schiff lives in a bullet-proof "safe place" bubble, he may well be surprised by other Democrats, stepping up against him in the next election, after this vile business is concluded.

Even though the 28th Congressional District is very clearly Democratic Party Centric in their voting, and with Schiff coming up for re-election in 2020, some of these people -with, let's say, a little of their consciences left in tact- may well want someone on the ticket who might just be a tiny bit more honest than Schiff has shown himself to be, or at least have the gift of appearing more so.

And one has to wonder; to what degree has this district been gerrymandered, to make it look as though little "nibbles" have been quietly eaten away, to cause the demographic to be so overwhelmingly "Blue-centric?!?

Well, a quick glance at a map of Schiff's district certainly tells the story:

the 28th Congressional District

Is it just me, or does that map look like "nibbles" have been taken out, to insure that the District will vote nearly 100% Democratic?!?

Dec 16 09:50

Australian commando Kevin Frost, who raised Afghanistan war crime allegations, found dead

A "fearless" Australian commando who went public three years ago about his involvement in an alleged war crime in Afghanistan has died.

Sergeant Kevin Frost is among hundreds of former and serving Defence Force personnel who have taken their own lives in the past two decades.

Last week the 45-year-old went missing near his Busselton home, and over the weekend his family confirmed he had been found but had "tragically passed away".

Friends have paid tribute online to their mate "Frosty", who they say was a "fearless", "proud" and "witty" man.

His death comes as Prime Minister Scott Morrison says his Government will consider calling a royal commission next year into veterans' suicides.

Dec 15 09:29

Sabra and Chatila taught me all massacres become 'alleged massacres' if we don't pay attention

Not that long ago, I spotted a report in an American newspaper which referred to the “alleged Sabra and Chatila massacre”. Up to 1,700 civilians, most of them Palestinians, were slaughtered in the two refugee camps in Beirut in just three days in 1982.

They were killed by Israel’s Lebanese Christian Phalangist allies. The Israelis watched – and did nothing. Even Israel’s own commission of enquiry admitted this. With two colleagues, I entered the camps before the murderers had finished committing their war crimes. I hid with an American reporter in the back yard of a hut beside a newly executed young woman. I climbed over heaps of corpses. That evening, I burned my clothes because they smelled of decomposition. Photographs and film of the dead were later broadcast around the world.

Dec 15 08:23

New WikiLeaks Bombshell: 20 Inspectors Dissent From Syria Chemical Attack Narrative

Late Saturday WikiLeaks released more documents which contradict the US narrative on Assad's use of chemical weapons, specifically related to the April 7, 2018 Douma incident, which resulted in a major US and allied tomahawk missile and air strike campaign on dozens of targets in Damascus.

The leaked documents, including internal emails of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) — which investigated the Douma site — reveal mass dissent within the UN-authorized chemical weapons watchdog organization's ranks over conclusions previously reached by the international body which pointed to Syrian government culpability. It's part of a growing avalanche of dissent memos and documents casting the West's push for war in Syria in doubt (which had resulted in two major US and allied attacks on Syria).

Dec 14 06:46

Scot free? FBI declares it has no records of discipline against lawyers in Russia FISA case

Just days after it was sharply rebuked for its conduct in the Russia collusion investigation, the FBI is declaring it possesses no records of any disciplinary action taken against lawyers who pursued a deeply flawed Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act warrant targeting the Trump campaign.

The declaration was made Thursday in a U.S. District Court motion seeking to dismiss an open records lawsuit brought by the Southeastern Legal Foundation, a public interest law firm that frequently argues cases before the Supreme Court.

The foundation’s Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit sought any records from the FBI of actions taken with or communicated to the FISA judges or other disciplinary bodies against lawyers involved in the surveillance warrant that was obtained against Trump adviser Carter Page in October 2016 and renewed three times in 2017.

Dec 14 05:50

Teacher Unions Destroy School Accountability

Authored by Robert Fellner via The Mises Institute,

Just months after successfully threatening an illegal strike to obtain a modest salary raise, members of the Clark County, Nevada, teachers union, the Clark County Education Association (CCEA), are going to have to give a big chunk of that back, thanks to a pair of recent rate hikes that will cost the average teacher nearly $1,000 a year.

The union claims that higher taxes and increased spending are the only way to improve Nevada’s public schools but neglects to explain why the near tripling in spending that has already occurred since 1960 has failed to improve student performance.

Dec 14 05:45

Greece To Help Tripoli 'Block Turkish Ships' As Libyan War Spills Into Mediterranean

The years-long war for post-Gaddafi Libya now threatens to spill over into the Mediterranean as Turkey and Greece line up on either side of the conflict. Each side is now threatening the others' allied ships in southern waters after a controversial maritime deal expanded Turkish claims off Libya's coast.

On Thursday Benghazi-based General Kalifa Haftar declared his Libyan National Army has begun its "final decisive battle" to wrest control of the capital of Tripoli from the UN-backed Government of National Accord (GNA).

"Zero hour has come for the broad and total assault expected by every free and honest Libyan," Haftar said in a televised address, reports Al Jazeera. "Today, we announce the decisive battle and the advancement towards the heart of the capital to set it free... advance now our heroes." Beginning eight months ago Haftar launched a siege of Tripoli, which has been stalled in recent months.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This could spin out of control horrifically rapidly; prayers for all the innocent Libyans impacted, or who will be impacted.

Dec 14 05:36

Glyphosate and Roundup Proven to Disrupt Gut Microbiome by Inhibiting Shikimate Pathway

Fatty liver disease and death of liver tissue were also confirmed in rats fed regulatory permitted and thus presumed safe doses of the weedkiller

The primary mechanism of how glyphosate herbicides kill plants is by inhibiting an enzyme called EPSPS, which is part of a biochemical pathway known as the shikimate pathway. The shikimate pathway is responsible for the synthesis of certain aromatic amino acids that are vital for the production of proteins, the building blocks of life. Thus when the synthesis of the aromatic amino acids is blocked by glyphosate inhibition of EPSPS, the plant dies.

Dec 14 05:33

Trump Wants Criticism of Israel Equated with Anti-Semitism

Trump wants anti-Semitism redefined. An executive order perhaps already signed is all about stifling legitimate criticism of Israel.

It’s about wanting the Jewish state absolved of occupation, colonialism, and apartheid crimes against humanity.

Trump wants anti-Semitism redefined. An executive order perhaps already signed is all about stifling legitimate criticism of Israel.

It’s about wanting the Jewish state absolved of occupation, colonialism, and apartheid crimes against humanity.

“Officials say the order will broaden the federal government’s definition of anti-Semitism and instruct it to be used in enforcing laws against discrimination on college campuses.”

Henceforth, will advocacy for Palestinian rights and wanting Israel held accountable for denying them be criminalized — and not just on college campuses.

According to the NYT, Trump’s order “will effectively interpret Judaism as a race or nationality, not just a religion.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is engineered to have the most chilling effect possible on free speech, when it comes to criticizing Israel, and must be brought to the Supreme Court as case they will actually hear; additionally, it will cement home the fact to the Palestinian and Arab communities, that the US government cannot possibly be relied upon a an honest broker of peace treaties in the region.

Dec 14 05:20

Pentagon chiefs say US troops to stay in Syria for years

Barely two months after US President Donald Trump’s demagogic announcement that he was pulling US troops out of northeastern Syria to fulfill his campaign promise to bring a halt to Washington’s “endless wars,” the senior civilian and uniformed Pentagon chiefs told a House panel Wednesday that there is no foreseeable end to the American presence there.

Defense Secretary Mark Esper and Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Gen. Mark Milley maintained in their testimony to the House Armed Services Committee that the US military was staying in Syria to assure the “enduring defeat” of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), and that the fulfillment of that goal is likely years away.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Forgive me, Defense Secretary Esper and Joint Chiefs Staff Milley: But has Russia's President Putin received the memo, that this is continued, endless occupation of Syria, is coming?!?

Just asking, gentlemen; just asking.

Dec 14 05:06

Clashes erupt in Delhi over citizenship law; Japan PM cancels visit

Violent clashes erupted in Delhi between police and hundreds of university students on Friday over the enactment of a new citizenship law that critics say undermines India’s secular foundations.

Police fired tear gas and used baton charges to disperse scores of students demonstrating at Jamia Millia Islamia university in the heart of Delhi over the law.

Protesters attacked cars in the capital, and several people were injured and taken to hospital.

Zakir Riyaz, a PhD student in social work, said the new law made a mockery of India’s religious openness.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

So, now it's "open season" on India's Muslims, in terms of denying citizenship to them?!?

What else will be denied them, beside the right to vote, under this law; will they not be able to attend the finest schools in India because of this?!? Will they have to present a pass, every time they work?!? Are there going to now be some jobs forbidden to them?!? And will housing become completely segregated by faith, driving Muslim families out of the marketplace?!?

I would politely suggest to the Indian government, that going the way of Israel's apartheid, is not going to help empower India in a positive, and moral direction.

That huge Thumpa-thumpa we are all hearing right now... is the sound of Mahatma Gandhi, whirling in his grave, at warp-drive speed.

Dec 14 04:55

Pompeo warns Iran of 'decisive response' if harm in Iraq

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Friday warned Iran of a "decisive" response if US interests are harmed in Iraq, after a series of rocket attacks on bases.

"We must... use this opportunity to remind Iran's leaders that any attacks by them, or their proxies of any identity, that harm Americans, our allies or our interests will be answered with a decisive US response," Pompeo said in a statement.

"Iran must respect the sovereignty of its neighbors and immediately cease its provision of lethal aid and support to third parties in Iraq and throughout the region," he said.

The United States has expressed mounting concern about the flurry of attacks on Iraqi bases used by US troops, several of which it has blamed on Iranian-backed Shiite paramilitary groups.

Two rocket attacks this week targeted a compound near Baghdad International Airport, which houses US troops, with an incident Monday wounding Iraqi troops.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

There are so many possibilities for a false flag before the end of the year, that one hardly knows were to start; that being said, however, Iraq is certainly one of those places where a false flag against an American entity could be done, blamed on Iran, and off we would be going.

However, as someone who doesn't walk in the halls of power in DC, I must shudder at what appears a huge "gap of awareness" which makes itself known, when Secretary State Pompeo, hauls off with threats like these.

Has he not been made privy to the following article ( and the article was written in English; you didn't even have to read Russian to read i)t, and here is what it said:

Iran won't be alone, if the US attacks it. The statement was made by Zamir Kabulov, the Foreign Ministry’s special envoy for Asian countries including Iran, said at a Russian-Iranian policy forum in Moscow.

And I am stunned here; if I know about it as just a plain-Jane citizen of this country, why do you, Secretary Pompeo, apparently not know that this was said publicly by a Russian official?!?

And sir, were I you, I would take Kabulov at his word; and at the moment he made this declaration he was channeling Putin.

It has been said, that some people this close to Putin don't even FART without asking his permission.

Mr. Secretary, I am imploring you as politely as I can, please do not go to war with Iran, because it will, most likely mean war with Russia.

Please do not "get drunk on the cork" of any "victory is ours" scenarios,
being "curated" for you by any of our governmental agencies at the moment; the track record of the US government's having signed off on these concepts,
for at least the past 20 years, stinks with the wretched, fetid odor of a badly conjured, dart-board foreign policy, where the people who created these scenarios were pathologically incapable of seeing them through to their logical conclusion.

Dec 14 04:14

Israel bars Gaza’s Christians from visiting Bethlehem, Jerusalem at Christmas

Christians in the Gaza Strip will not be allowed to visit holy cities such as Bethlehem and Jerusalem to celebrate Christmas this year, Israeli authorities said on Thursday.

Gazan Christians will be granted permits to travel abroad but none will be allowed to go to Israel and the occupied West Bank, home to many sites holy to Christians, a spokeswoman for Israel’s military liaison to the Palestinians said.

Israel tightly restricts movements out of the Gaza Strip, territory controlled by militant group Hamas.

The spokeswoman said that following “security orders,” Gazans would be allowed to travel abroad via Israel’s Allenby Bridge border crossing with Jordan but not to visit cities in Israel or the West Bank.

Gaza has only around 1,000 Christians - most of them Greek Orthodox - among a population of 2 million in the narrow coastal strip.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

One has to speculate if this is telegraphing that the IDF is planning some sort of "special mission" against these three key cities which are so important to the Christian faith and narrative, in order to create false flags in them, saying that it was the Palestinians who did such a thing, to get Christians generally annoyed with Palestinians as the IDF goes into Gaza with an alleged "countermeasure", to justify killing more innocent Palestinians.

Dec 14 04:07

Cheney warns US against Middle East pullout as even Washington Post digs up proof his War on Terror was ‘UNWINNABLE’

Ultra-hawk former vice president Dick Cheney has reprised his role as head cheerleader for the never-ending war he kicked off nearly 20 years ago. But has the prodigious conflict dragged on too long even for the war-happy MSM?

Cheney warned a rapt Dubai audience that “American disengagement” from the Middle East would play right into the hands of Iran and Russia, serving up “power voids” on a silver platter to any US rival willing to take the initiative. “Russia is always on standby to fill power voids,” he insisted on Monday, framing the Trump administration's move to wind down its military presence in northeastern Syria as a national embarrassment sure to set the stage for a resurgence of the Evil Empire coupled with a nuclear Iran.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Can this war criminal, with a name so vile it can barely be spoken in the homes of decent people, not possibly, please, shut up, and go home?!?

Continuing to lie to the world, about what "has been accomplished" in places like Iraq and Afghanistan, only makes the excrement of those lies flow higher and deeper, until, sir it has taken over the entirety of the ventilation system with a vengeance, and starts squirting it, gleefully, back out over those designer clothing you love to wear.

The cold, hard, and butt-ugly fact of the matter, sir, is that history will not treat you, or President Bush, or your and his minions, with much kindness.

History's mirror will see you, and the people who surrounded you professionally, precisely for what you are; soulless monsters, hell-bent on war, to drive the military industrial complex's revenues to incredibly high profits, in the process of destroying those countries, the natural resources of which, you and your team coveted greatly.

Dec 14 03:50

Poland's Ruling Elite Want to Hand Over 30% of Residential Property to 'Holocaust' Survivors

For the 1.2 million Polish-Jews and their descendants living in Israel alone, there is a growing elite consensus that they are entitled to parts of Poland that they claim their ancestors used to own. Before WW2, Jews owned the most valuable real estate in the centers of major cities and towns, while Poles were concentrated in rural parts. Warsaw was 30% Jewish ... Today, international Jewry has abandoned communism for world capitalism, and is using Donald Trump's America to "strangle" us. The weapon of choice is S447 (Justice for Uncompensated Survivors Today ... If this law is put into practice, approximately 30% of Warsaw homeowners will be forced to pay "rent" to random Jews claiming to be Holocaust survivors or their descendants in New York City and Tel Aviv.
Note: Be sure and read the comments!

Dec 14 02:59

Wikileaks Document Shows John Podesta’s Emails Were Hacked in 2016 By the Ukraine, Not Russia – Creepy Podesta Brothers and Hillary Connected to Largest Russian Bank

Evidence shows that the Podesta emails were hacked by someone in the Ukraine, not Russia. This could be because the creepy Podesta Brothers represented and lobbied for Russia’s largest bank.

An email has been uncovered that was part of the Podesta email dump that was released by WikiLeaks shortly before the 2016 election.

The email shows that John Podesta, Hillary Clinton’s Campaign Chairman, was hacked by someone in the Ukraine — according to the location stamp.

Interesting that this is the case with the Ukraine now so much in the news. This effort to obtain Podesta’s emails by someone in the Ukraine may be because the creepy Podesta brothers were representing and lobbying for Russia’s largest bank, Sberbank.

Hillary was closely tied to the Russians through this bank:

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Color me thoroughly unsurprised at these revelations.

Dec 13 14:21

Attorneys For Boston Marathon Bomber To Appeals Judges: Trial Was Not Fair

On Thursday, lawyers representing convicted 26-year-old Boston Marathon bomber, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, will go before a three-judge federal appellate panel to argue that their client did not receive a fair trial in 2015. They will also ask that the death penalty in this case be rescinded.

Tsarnaev's new legal team contends that jury selection was tainted by anti-Tsarnaev bias that was hidden from the U.S. District judge. They will further argue to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 1st Circuit that Judge George O'Toole should not have allowed the trial to be held in Boston, since the city was widely viewed as a "victim" in the attack.

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Dec 13 09:56

The Most Significant Afghanistan Papers Revelation Is How Difficult They Were to Make Public

The Washington Post has published clear, undeniable evidence that US government officials have been lying to the public about the war in Afghanistan, a shocking revelation for anyone who has done no research whatsoever into the history of US interventionism.

In all seriousness it was a very good and newsworthy publication, and those who did the heavy lifting bringing the Afghanistan Papers into public awareness deserve full credit. The frank comments of US military officials plainly stating that from the very beginning this was an unwinnable conflict, initiated in a region nobody understood, without anyone being able to so much as articulate what victory would even look like, make up an extremely important piece of information that is in conflict with everything the public has been told about this war by their government.

Dec 13 08:04

MÉXICO HAS DISCOVERED THE LARGEST LITHIUM RESERVE IN THE WORLD

TRANSLATED FROM FORBES MÉXICO
Mexico tops the list of the largest lithium deposit in the world , according to the report ranking made by Mining Technology.

The report indicates that the mine of this element located in Sonora is the largest element deposit with proven and probable reserves of 243.8 million tons.

In recent days, members of the Sonora government have met with the Chinese capital mining company Ganfeng Lithium, who are looking to settle and invest in the region.

"They have more than seven thousand employees and are very interested in coming in January, they will come on a commercial mission to Sonora, because they are interested in being here, seeing the possibility of installing and setting up a battery factory," said Jorge Vidal, secretary Sonoran economy.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I would completely dismayed, if the scientific elements in this government didn't know about this huge deposit in Sonora, and that the Mexican government is now negotiating with China.

But what if the American government knew full well that this was about to happen, and had a plan to make such a Mexican/Chinese deal....a moot point?!?

Let's look at a map, in terms of the border of Mexico (Sonora, to be exact)
Border; Arizona, United States; Sonora, Mexico

Notice the flurry of headlines we have seen in the past couple of months, about cartel gang violence in Mexico, "spilling over" into the the US?!?
The Sinaloa
Cartel

Mexico: Organized Crime and Drug
Trafficking Organizations

Mexico ambush: How a US Mormon family ended up deadThe article goes on to state that "In time, the Mormon community south of the border grew in number and wealth.

They purchased land in the states of Sonora and Chihuahua and set up ranches and other colonias. They thrived as pecan farmers, grew wheat, planted apple and pomegranate orchards and produced honey to sell at farmers' markets. Although many returned to the southern United States after the Mexican Revolution, by the 1950s the Mormon enclaves had populations in the high hundreds or low thousands."

And notice, right after that, how President Trump was attempting to get Mexican drug cartels designated as "terrorists" ?!?

President Trump wants to label Mexican cartesl as "terrorist organizations"

Even though the Mexican government is bitterly opposed to such a measure, what happens if the US military goes in and "Controls" Sinaloa?!? Would this not mean that the US government also controlled the flow of lithium, in terms of practical production, and insuring that this mineral, would only be sold in the US dollar?!?

The previous moves by the US government remind us of the reality, that President Trump has US soldiers "guarding Syria's oil, and is at least considering having the refining by a US-trusted company"?!?!?

Trump OKs wider Syria oil mission, raising legal questions.

So what about Bolivia's "coup coup ka CHOO!" last month, when President Evo was overthrown, and found sanctuary in Mexico, for at least a while?!? What was his "crime" leading up to the ultra-right Putsch which took power here?

Bolivian Coup Comes Less Than a Week After Morales Stopped Multinational Firm's Lithium Deal

And another salient comment on bolivia's coup:

After Morales Ousted in Coup, the Lithium Question Looms Large in BoliviaThe story goes on to state:

"Last year, Germany’s ACI Systems agreed to a deal with Bolivia. After protests from residents in the Salar de Uyuni region, Morales canceled that deal on November 4, 2019.

Chinese firms—such as TBEA Group and China Machinery Engineering—made a deal with YLB. It was being said that China’s Tianqi Lithium Group, which operates in Argentina, was going to make a deal with YLB. Both Chinese investment and the Bolivian lithium company were experimenting with new ways to both mine the lithium and to share the profits of the lithium. The idea that there might be a new social compact for the lithium was unacceptable to the main transnational mining companies.

Tesla (United States) and Pure Energy Minerals (Canada) both showed great interest in having a direct stake in Bolivian lithium. But they could not make a deal that would take into consideration the parameters set by the Morales government. Morales himself was a direct impediment to the takeover of the lithium fields by the non-Chinese transnational firms. He had to go.

After the coup, Tesla’s stock rose astronomically.

I do not know when President Trump is likely to characterize Mexican cartels (particularly in Sinaloa) in Sinaloa and beyond, as "terrorists; that gives President Trump gets a great more leeway in terms of how he uses our military; but I would suggest that an executive order, putting the wheels in motion for such an action, will not be long in coming.

And in terms of Mexico's "sovereignty"?!?

President Trump will give Mexico's President Andrés Manuel López Obrador, precisely the same consideration as he did with Syria's President, Bashar Al Assad, when he both trained, funded, and provided weapons to Jihadis, whose task it was, to regime-change Syria, and take a great deal of their oil.

Oh, and if this isn't disturbing enough, we find this little "crumpet" of news in blacklistednews.com: US Army will fund rare earths-processing

So I have to wonder; will the first "funding" go soon-to-be US-controlled lithium mines in Mexico?!?

I will nearly bet you one thing; the "timing" of this announcement, is not accidental.

Dec 13 07:41

Almost 300,000 people in Moscow evacuated in past two weeks over bomb scare wave

Gee! Wonder who is behind this?

MOSCOW, December 12. /TASS/. Almost 3,000 facilities in Moscow have received anonymous bomb threat reports, and almost 300,000 people have been evacuated, an emergency source told TASS on Thursday.

Dec 13 07:35

The Criminalization of Masculinity

For half a century, conservatives have been putting their readers to sleep with denunciations of the sexual revolution as a kind of anarchic free-for-all where men’s sexual impulses are gratified at the expense of women’s long-term well-being. But, as I have explained at length elsewhere, the current hook-up scene is no chaos of random coupling; it is a Darwinian competition between women for the attentions of a relatively small number of men. This mating system’s predictable output—possibly its intended output—is a large number of disappointed young women ripe for a message of resentment and revenge upon the opposite sex.

Dec 13 07:33

Soros-Linked Group Gets Six GOP Governors to Resettle More Refugees

A pro-mass immigration organization with links to billionaire George Soros has successfully lobbied six Republican governors to resettle more refugees in their states.

Dec 13 07:29

Conservative Media Blackout on Amnesty Bill Keeps GOP Voters in the Dark

More than 99% of Americans have no idea that Congress voted to pass an unpopular Amnesty bill yesterday (HR 5038: The Farm Workforce Modernization Act), which would grant Amnesty, jobs, and voting rights to more illegal immigrants than Reagan's 1986 Amnesty, because conservative and alternative media sources joined with the mainstream press to keep Americans in the dark about the bill.

Pro-Amnesty and open-borders elites are making massive gains in Washington while Americans are being distracted and neutralized by censorship, media blackouts, the impeachment spectacle, and the haze of the holidays.

Dec 13 07:27

Trump Folds: Will Cancel New China Tariffs, Offers To Cut Existing Tariffs By 50% In Exchange For Pledges: Report

And just like that, confirming weeks of media speculation, Trump has folded with the Dow Jones/WSJ reporting that not only will Trump not impose the new tariffs set to come into effect on Dec 15, but will cut existing tariffs by up to 50%.

U.S. Negotiators Offer to Cut Existing Tariff Rates by up to 50% on $360 Billion of Chinese Imports - Sources
U.S. Negotiators Also Offer to Cancel New China Tariffs Set to Take Effect on Dec. 15 - sources
President Trump will Hold Meeting Thursday to Discuss China Trade - Sources

Moments before the WSJ report, Trump wrote in a Tweet: “Getting VERY close to a BIG DEAL with China. They want it and so do we!”

Getting VERY close to a BIG DEAL with China. They want it, and so do we!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 12, 2019

China's Global Times twitter troll was delighted:

Dec 13 07:23

Wikileaks Confirms- Israel Did 9-11

WikiLeaks document details Mossad orchestration of 9/11 including a flight from NY to Israel on 9/11 after all flights had been grounded. Israel is the enemy of the US. Any politician that is talking about Saudi Arabia and 9/11 is promoting a limited hangout meant to divert attention from Israel. By banning criticism of Israel, Donald Trump is officially complicit in the 9-11 murder of more than 3000 Americans.

Dec 13 07:15

Don’t Expect Any Truth From Washington

On November 25 I predicted that the DOJ would never rat on itself.

Inspector General Michael Horowitz, who is part of the problem, has proven me correct with his whitewash of the politically orchestrated “investigation” of President Trump for collusion with Russia to steal the US presidential election. No one in his right mind could believe such a ridiculous accusation was worthy of investigation, especially when there was not a nano-gram of evidence, as the Mueller report confirmed.

Dec 13 05:59

The Russians Did Try to Steal US Democracy. If by ‘Russians’ You Mean the FBI and the MI6

The release of Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz’s report, which shows that the Democrats, media, and FBI lied about not interfering in an election, will be a historian’s marker for how a decent nation fooled itself into self-harm. Forget about foreigners influencing our elections; it was us.

Dec 12 21:03

Q’s ‘Biblical’ endgame of Deep State’s treason in 3 steps? IG FISA report documents 51 LIES to obtain illegal surveillance violations; FISA applications declassification next, then .01% arrests?

Appendix 1 on page 418 of the long-anticipated IG Report documents 51 areas of lies in the four FISA applications to spy on Carter Page/Trump campaign:
“No supporting documentation”: 33 of these factless claims (otherwise known as lies, or among ordinary Americans as making shit up).
“Supporting documentation does not state this fact”: 9 of these lies.
“Supporting documentation shows that the factual assertion is inaccurate”: 9 of these lies of commission.

Bill Still’s 12 minute video of the most glaring FBI lies:

https://youtu.be/QoZCZa_NeKw
Comedian Jimmy Dore’s excellent 24 minute walkthrough of lies:

https://youtu.be/6FOzRVoPE94

There are also areas of lies of omission worthy of an Appendix to document evidence exculpatory to President Trump that was omitted from FISA court consideration.

Dec 12 14:16

Nationals backbencher joins Assange's father in fight to save Wikileaks founder

It’s heartening to see that two Australian Federal politicians are prepared to lead and show courage, principle and ethics regarding the barbaric and illegal torture and incarceration of Australian citizen Julian Assange. Assange is guilty of one thing, and that thing is “ publishing the crimes of various governments “ . The Americans of course, object to having their criminal behaviour exposed and are going to all lengths to punish Assange and lock him up in barbaric solitary confinement for the rest of his life. And here you were thinking the USA is the standard bearer and bastion of free speech and freedom in general for the world to follow . Believing that the USA is the epitome and home and perfect example of freedom in all it’s fundamental forms is being gullible in a most childish fashion.

Keith

Dec 12 13:40

Why "This Sucker Is Going Down"

Once the contagion starts spreading, loose money won't put the fires out.

As the nation's political and economic leaders struggled to contain the 2008 financial meltdown, President George W. Bush famously summed the situation up: "If money doesn't loosen up, this sucker will go down."

Eleven years into the loose money recovery, this sucker is finally going down for reasons that have little to do with tight money and everything to do with the inconvenient fact that none of the structural problems have been addressed, much less actually fixed.

Dec 12 13:15

By pretending the world is uniquely cruel to women, smug feminists only enrage men who risk & sacrifice their lives each day

OPED by a Woman.

The activist behind the campaign to make Jane Austen the face of the £10 note has published a 432-page encyclopaedia of feminist grievances. But do women really get a bad deal in what is still a man’s world?

Dec 12 12:46

Stop the Deep State’s “Free Trade” Agenda for Global Government

Stop the USMCA!
So you might be saying to yourself, how does the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) fit into this picture?

The short answer is that the 1994 North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and its proposed successor, the 2018 USMCA, were both designed to provide steppingstones to regional (North American Union), then world (United Nations) government, exactly in accordance with the Deep State globalists’ strategy for establishing a global government as explained above by Newman.

Dec 12 12:44

Fool Me Once, Fool Me Twice: What’s Wrong With The USMCA?

President Trump said he was going to get out of NAFTA; then, he said he was going to renegotiate it. More recently he said that “we need to rebrand NAFTA”. He signed the rebranded, repainted and refurbished agreement, called the USMCA, at the G20 Summit in Argentina on Sunday, December 2, 2018. This new agreement actually expands the globalist NAFTA agreement and installs the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development as a core – the same agenda that Trump claims to pulling the U.S. out of. It’s called regionalism: Globalists want this 1800 page, sovereignty killing, unconstitutional document for a governance ruled by unelected commissions forming a European style union in this hemisphere. Each country must ratify the document before it can take effect. Now is the time to contact your Congressman and tell them to say no to the USMCA and to tell them to get us out of NAFTA.

Dec 12 12:42

What’s Really in the USMCA?

This is treason and Trump supports it.

The new United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) is intended to replace the 1994 North American Free Trade Agreement, known as NAFTA. As The New American has previously covered (here, here, and here), there are many problems with the USMCA that outweigh any potential economic benefits — mainly how it would erode America’s national sovereignty in favor of regional integration.Economic Integration

Dec 12 12:33

House Dems Impeach Trump

As expected, the Dems impeached Trump for winning an election he was supposed to lose, for wanting improved relations with Russia, and other issues unrelated to phony charges against him.

His real high crimes of war and against humanity were ignored. The same goes for betraying the public trust by serving monied interests exclusively at the expense of ordinary people.

Why? Because the vast majority in Congress share guilt, so Dems invented phony politicized reasons to charge him.

Dec 12 09:47

Predictive Programming --- US Civil War?

(henrymakow.com)

There are too many articles predicting America is in for another Civil War. Since the beginning of 2019, there's a new one every week.

I've come to see these stories as PREDICTIVE PROGRAMMING which is psychological conditioning provided by the media to acquaint the public with planned societal changes.

When these changes are put through, the public is already be familiar with them and will accept them as natural progressions, thus lessening public resistance and commotion. For example, March 2, 2019, The Washington Post:

"At a moment when the country has never seemed angrier, two political commentators from opposite sides of the divide concurred recently on one point that was once nearly unthinkable: The country is on the verge of "civil war."

Dec 12 08:09

Tom Friedman condemns Iran for shooting protesters, but finds it ‘easy’ to defend Israel for doing same

demonstrators since it began cracking down November 15.

The numbers are not much better from Israel’s violent response to the Gaza protests over the last 20 months. Human rights agencies have characterized Israel’s live-fire policy as a violation of humanitarian law. The United Nations found last March that Israel killed 183 civilians who posed no threat to Israel and wounded another 6000 people. Amnesty International said Israel was pursuing a deliberate policy of maiming civilians, causing untold physical and psychological damage, and called for a world-wide arms embargo on Israel. The casualties have included journalists and paramedics.

Those protests are aimed at breaking Israel’s 12 year siege of Gaza, which has rendered the strip unlivable, and granting Palestinians equal rights to Israeli Jews.

Dec 12 08:04

Vatican Caught Using Charity Donations To Cover Budget Shortfalls

While Pope Francis has long preached about the ills of economic inequality and sins of capitalism, the Catholic church has been robbing Peter's Pence to the tune of over $50 million annually to plug holes in their out-of-control budget - after paying over $3 billion in pedophile priest settlements around the world over several decades.

According to the Wall Street Journal, most of the roughly $55 million the church takes in annually goes towards "plugging the hole in the Vatican’s own administrative budget, while as little as 10% is spent on charitable works."

The little-publicized breakdown of how the Holy See spends Peter’s Pence, known only among senior Vatican officials, is raising concern among some Catholic Church leaders that the faithful are being misled about the use of their donations, which could further hurt the credibility of the Vatican’s financial management under Pope Francis. -Wall Street Journal

Webmaster's Commentary: 

WOW!! I knew the numbers were awful, but this is horrific.

So Pope Francis, a thought; it doesn't come from the mountain, but it is something you might want to at least consider.

Rather than celibate men, to become priests, why not reach out to married men and women with healthy, flourishing families?!? The greatest advert ever, for being both a happy Christian, is having a morally responsible, loving Christian family, which is flourishing.

You are welcome, Your Holiness!! :-)

Dec 12 07:40

Pelosi-Approved USMCA Trade Deal Enshrines Big Tech's 'Right to Censor'

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) said during a press conference Tuesday that she "lost" her fight to remove a provision granting big tech companies expanded immunity in the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA). Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) and Rep. Paul Gosar (R-AZ) told Breitbart News that they still have significant reservations over the immunity's inclusion in the trade deal.

Breitbart News reported last week that Pelosi expressed concern over the USMCA inclusion of language that is even broader than Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act. The provision, Article 19.17, would grant greater legal immunity for big tech companies to censor, or moderate, any content compared to Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act.

Dec 12 07:39

SoCal Church Displays Holy Family As "Caged Refugees" At The Border

A Nativity scene in the southern California city of Claremont depicting the Holy Family as a separated family held in cages at the U.S. border is sparking controversy and conversations over President Donald Trump’s immigration policies.

“If this isn’t your church’s politics, you’ve got the wrong faith,” tweeted music journalist Zel McCarthy.

Vanity Fair writer Anthony Breznican said that the Claremont United Methodist Church tableau, depicting Joseph and Mary in cages on either side of a caged baby Jesus Christ, was an accurate representation of the meaning of the Bible story.

“I love the Nativity story,” said Breznican.

“I love it not because it is warm and fuzzy, but because it is about perseverance against cruelty.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

There are great problems, both theologically and geopolitically, with conflating the Nativity with Illegal Immigration.

If my memory of the Nativity story is correct, Mary and Joseph were going back to Bethlehem, due to a tax census by the Roman Government; they were following the law of the land, when Mary went into labor, and delivered Jesus in Bethlehem.

Illegal immigrants are not a race, or a "shade" of humankind; they start out having broken the law, by crossing the US border illegally.

States are becoming economically swamped, by trying to fill unfunded mandates for housing and education; and even religious entities cannot keep up, due to their increasing numbers, and demands for services.

Unvetted immigration translates to squalor in our streets, a huge rise in homelessness.

Is there something this country could do to forestall this?!? The short answer is, yes, if they place all the money going to these endless wars without end, to immigration support, legal, or otherwise, education, and housing, this could happen.

But I frankly wouldn't hold my breath; this will only occur... when pigs discover that they are aerodynamic.

Dec 12 06:57

North Korea Says US Has Nothing To Offer If Nuke Talks Resumed

A week after North Korea resumed its "dotard" insults at President Trump and their ambassador to the United Nations said further denuclearization talks are no longer needed, Reuters reported Thursday via Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) that, even if denuclearization talks resumed between both countries, the Trump administration has nothing to offer:

North Korea's foreign ministry criticized the Trump administration for meeting with officials at the UN Security Council and suggested that it would be ready to respond to any corresponding measures that Washington imposes.

"The United States said about corresponding measure at the meeting, as we have said we have nothing to lose and we are ready to respond to any corresponding measure that the US chooses," said KCNA citing a North Korean Foreign Ministry spokesperson.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The real problem, to which President Trump appears to be utterly tone-deaf, is that issue of "quid pro quo", meaning, "If YOU do something, I will reciprocate by doing something."

But the American posture appears to be, to both Kim Jung Un, and North Korea; the following; "You ... do everything we have asked; then we will consider doing something for you."

This is the absolute antithesis of true negotiations ; and what President Trump may reap from this, is more nuclear North Korean tests, greater North Korean Nuclear capabilities, and more protection from China.

Dec 12 06:45

Russia's Only Aircraft Carrier Has Erupted In Flames

According to TASS News and social media footage, a fire has erupted onboard Russia's only aircraft carrier, Admiral Kuznetsov, at a naval dock in Murmansk, northwest Russia. The aircraft carrier was undergoing repairs and maintenance when fuel tanks caught fire.

RT News reports a "blaze was sparked by welding in the first power section on the ship's deck, after which the fire spread to a space of 600 square meters."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Interesting timing of this incident; China, Russia, and the US are starting to scramble, to protect their interests in the region..

Arctic Ambitions of China, Russia, and US, need not spark a cold war.

This article comes from the South China Morning Post, on 5 December; about one week and a half ago.

Dec 11 17:57

Hillary Clinton Releases DNA Test Results Proving She's Only Half Lizard Person

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Shortly after Elizabeth Warren released a DNA test that may or may not show that she is 1/1024th Native American, failed presidential candidate and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton showed the results of a recent DNA test that conclusively proved she is only 50% Reptilian.

Dec 11 06:49

Turkey May Close Incirlik Air Base for US Over Sanctions Against S-400 Purchase - Foreign Minister

Earlier, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that Ankara will not abandon the Russian S-400 air defence systems in order to buy American Patriot anti-aircraft missile systems.

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said in a statement that Ankara may insist that the US leave Incirlik air base if Washington goes ahead with the sanctions it has threatened in response to Turkey's purchase of S-400 missiles.

"We will assess the worst-case scenario and make a decision. If the US imposes sanctions against Turkey, then the issue of the Incirlik and Kurecik bases may be on the agenda," Cavusoglu said.
The missile attack early warning radar, which is part of the NATO missile defence system in Europe, deployed in the Kurecik region of Malatya province in southeastern Turkey, was put into operation in early 2012. Its functioning is provided for by the US military.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

What happens if the 50 US nuclear missiles cannot be retrieved which are held at Incirlik?!?

I seriously think that President Trump has to consider ALL his options on removing them, before things either get so frozen with Turkey that they will not move, or ..... another regional conflict heats up here?!?

Dec 11 06:26

White Helmets Boost Presence in Idlib, Potentially Preparing a Provocation - Russian Special Envoy

Syria Civil Defence, better known as the White Helmets, is a non-governmental organisation registered in the United Kingdom. The group and its activities are widely endorsed by Western governments. Damascus, however, accuses the organisation of extremism and propaganda dissemination.

The White Helmets are ramping up their presence in Syria's Idlib, potentially readying a provocation, Russian President's Special Envoy Aleksandr Lavrentyev, said on Wednesday at a press conference following talks in Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan.

Lavrentyev added that Moscow is calling on all its partners to carefully assess the information about the potential provocation.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

We are barely two weeks away from the Christmas holiday in this country; we may well see a false flag (most possibly concocted by the IDF or Shin Beit) to be blamed against Syria, and ... off we go.

I would like to politely, and strongly, caution President Trump; Secretary of State Pompeo, and Defense Secretary Ester, that fighting against Russia in Syria, would be one of the most ham-fistedly, pig-headedly dumb things this government and military could possibly do right now.

Gentlemen, we do not have the weaponry; the troop strength; or the money; or the manufacturing to prevail in a conventional war against Russia in Syria.

And I am issuing a very urgent plea to all three of you; please, really listen to the people you trust to tell you the pure, unvarnished, butt-ugly truth, rather than the people who will tell you "Yes; it can be done", when something cannot be done.

Dec 11 06:07

Stage-Managing the Pensacola Naval Base Shooting: Mollycoddling the Face of Evil

As should be expected, the government is attempting to stage-manage the shooting at the Pensacola Naval Base. The Pentagon said sailors killed by a Saudi student reportedly angry over the serial murder of Muslims by the US government “showed exceptional heroism and bravery in the face of evil.”

The alleged shooter, Mohammed Alshamrani, shot dead by police, was a Saudi national said to be enrolled in pilot training the Florida naval base. It is the same naval base linked to the supposed 9/11 hijackers.

Sources told ABC News that investigators are working to determine if the shooter was acting out because of religious or ideological reasons or if there was some sort of problem or hostility that developed in the course of the training at Pensacola.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I have a great appreciation for Nimmo's work, and link to it frequently.

But I think Nimmo may have missed the mark in this article, and let me explain why, and I may tread on more than a few toes, but here it goes;

As long as many innocent Middle Eastern citizens get gunned down on a daily basis, to support US hegemony and the US government continues to give Israel an incredible pass in its pathological inability to "work well with others" in the region, it creates, in and of itself, the potential for this kind instability within this country, allowing violent reactions to these behaviours, to happen.

And please, don't get me started on the US enabling Saudi war crimes in Yemen; I will never finish this post if I go there.

It is exceedingly difficult to "grow up", geopolitically, and discover, surprise, surprise, that the country in which you hold citizenship, has been perpetrating war crimes for resources, for a very, very long time.

I can never, ever condone this type of behaviour from the shooter, but understand how it came about.

I want all who are so inclined, to offer prayers for all who died, and the family and friends of those people, no matter the name of their faith, be they be my Christian, Jewish, Buddhist, or Muslim brothers and sisters who want peace.

And please, as the winter festivals of Christmas and Passover approach, let us, collectively, watch out for each others' backs.

As everyone knows who reads this blog,I am a Christian pacifist activist, and I abhor violence, and never advocate it, at all.

But that being said, that being said, I am very concerned at the US's actions in the Middle East, and beyond, which can be characterized by:

1. Destabilizing what are perceived as "anti US governments", so that US-centric governments can replace them.

2. Expropriating resources to which the US has no moral right, making sure that our "friendly companies" are making the profits from these resources, which rarely - if ever - go back to the people of the country of their origin.

3. Insuring that these resources are only sold in US dollars.

We, in this country, need to have a reasoned, honest, and difficult, conversation, about how we behave toward the rest of the world, and how that behaviour might very well affect our collective safety in the future.

Do people randomly shoot at people from Lichtenstein?!? No.

Do people randomly shoot at people from Andorra?!? No.

Do people randomly shoot at people from Monaco?!? No.

And why?!? Yes, these are small countries, with minor economic clout; but they make deals, rather than wage wars, to get what they want; and that, my friends, is the difference.

Dec 11 05:10

Gabbard knocks Trump over handling of Pensacola air station shooting

Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-Hawaii) ripped the Trump administration on Tuesday over its handling of last week's deadly shooting by a member of the Saudi military at a naval air station in Pensacola, Fla.

The Democratic presidential hopeful, who has been a vocal critic of the Saudi kingdom, knocked President Trump in an interview on Hill.TV, saying that his administration needs to call the shooting "for what it is."

”This was a terrorist attack that took the lives of three American service members and injured eight others,” Gabbard said during an appearance on Hill.TV's “Rising.”

“We need to call it for what it is instead of what President Trump has done with his own remarks, with Secretary [of State Mike] Pompeo basically putting out messages as though they are the spokespersons for the Saudi Kingdom rather than standing up for our country’s national security and what’s in the best interest of our country.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The only thing she, apparently, blinks and misses here, is that both Al Qaeda and ISIS.... were themselves created, funded, and trained by US-sponsored entities.

Dec 11 05:07

Money, Power, and Turf: Winning the Middle East Media War at Any Cost

Of the 180 countries classified by Reporters Without Borders’ annual report on press freedom, seven Middle Eastern countries are listed at the bottom 10% category of the world’s worst violators.

In 2018, Israel, which often prides itself on being "the only democracy in the Middle East", ranked 88th, a hardly shocking realization, considering its constant targeting, killing, wounding and arresting of Palestinian journalists. The Palestinian Authority achieved an even worse rank, at 137th place. It is telling that not a single Middle Eastern country has made it to the top 30% rank.

In countries like Egypt, Libya, Syria, and Yemen, where independent monitoring of government behavior is almost entirely absent, hundreds of journalists simply disappear in the black hole of brutal prison systems – malnourished, medically neglected, and routinely tortured.

Dec 11 05:03

Oklahoma Bill Would Block Unconstitutional National Guard Deployments

OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. (Dec. 10, 2019) – A bill prefiled in the Oklahoma Senate would prohibit unconstitutional foreign deployments of the state’s National Guard troops. Passage into law would effectively restore the founders’ framework for a state-federal balance regarding the state militia.

Sen. Nathan Dahm (R-Broken Arrow) prefiled Senate Bill 1101 (SB1101) last week. The legislation would require a congressional declaration of war before Oklahoma National Guard units could be deployed into combat in a foreign country. The legislation reads in part:

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Good on Oklahoma!!

Dec 11 05:01

US No Longer Considers Yemen’s Houthis an Iranian Proxy

The Trump Administration has announced a policy change that looks like it could be a major turning point in US policy toward Yemen, announcing that they no longer consider the Shi’ite Houthi movement in Yemen to be a proxy of the Iranian government.

That stance is one initially pushed by the Saudi government to justify the Yemen War, and the US was only too willing to mirror it. This was in spite of the Houthis having substantial ideological differences with Iran, little direct contact, and not being the same type of Shi’ites.

The US did not explain their change in stance, but it may reflect Saudi Arabia’s ongoing peace talks with the Houthis, as the US couldn’t possibly support a peace deal that involved an actual Iranian-linked faction.

Dec 11 04:44

Leadership Strips Approved Antiwar Measures From NDAAHouse limitations stripped away in final bill

he House version of the 2020 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) set aside an irresponsibly large amount of money for military spending, but it also added some antiwar amendments and other very basic limitations. The House and Senate versions have now been reconciled into a final bill, and materially all of the limitations that the House voted on and approved have been stripped away, in favor of a $738 billion bill that continues spending, but makes no attempt to rein in the military in any serious way.

The House bill had included the latest attempt to use the power of the purse to end US military involvement in Yemen, something that both houses had attempted to do in a War Powers Act resolution that was previously vetoed by President Trump. That language will not be in the final bill.

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