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Oct 28 07:33

Judge resigns and youth court shut down after baby is taken from mother over unpaid court fees

The Youth Court of Pearl, Mississippi has been shut down and its judge, John Shirley (also a Republican Party activist) has been forced to resign after widespread disapproval of his

Oct 27 13:47

US Soldiers in Niger Were Left Behind in Evacuation

Officially, the US military never leaves troops behind. Secretary of State James Mattis even said literally this last week, in denying that a soldier might’ve been left behind in the October 4 Niger ambush, in which four US special forces were killed.

As details continue to emerge on the incident, however, it appears increasingly certain that Mattis hadn’t told the truth, with officials now saying that when French helicopters evacuated the US forces, they had lost contact with four US troops, and only evacuated seven out of 11 in the unit.

Hours later, they managed to return to recover the bodies of the three soldiers initially reported killed. The fourth soldier wasn’t found for another two days. That the troops left without contact with the four makes it uncertain if some might’ve been alive at the time, and died abandoned on the field.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Please show this article to any young person contemplating joining the US military.

Oct 27 13:07

Potential showdown in eastern Syria over IS-held territory

As U.S.-allied fighters hurtle down the eastern bank of the Euphrates River, a showdown could ensue between the U.S. and Russia, whose allies are racing to take over the same strategic oil-rich territory from the Islamic State group.

While the two sides will likely avoid a direct confrontation, the capture of Raqqa by the U.S.-backed forces, followed by their swift seizure of Syria's largest oil field from IS, has irked Damascus, which needs the oil to boost its flagging economy.

As the rival international coalitions compete to defeat the militants and snap up oil and gas fields, the Russian military has issued a stream of angry statements, accusing the U.S. of colluding with the Islamic State and other extremist groups in a bid to stymie the government's advances.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I think, at this point, it is only a matter of time before we see Russian/Syrian and US-backed jihadists tangling militarily.

The potential for a US strike has been escalated by Israeli threats (and the carrying out of those threats) to strike Syria as long as there is any Iranian military presence there.

Israel is going to war in Syria to fight Iran

The situation in Syria looks as though it is heading into a very volatile place, and I hope Russia can ratchet down the tensions.

Oct 27 12:18

CVS In Talks To Buy Aetna In What Would Be Year's Largest Deal

In a stunning scoop published minutes before the close, WSJ reports CVS Health is in talks to buy Aetna, a defensive acquisition that may help the company fend off Amazon should the e-commerce giant follow through on flirtations with the pharmacy business.

Shortly before WSJ published its report, CVS and other pharmacy stocks tumbled to their lows of the day on reports Amazon has been quietly obtaining wholesale pharmacy licenses.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The big question I would have, in terms of allowing this acquisition to take place is, what, precisely will be the effects on patient care?!?

Oct 27 12:15

US official: 3 Navy carriers plan exercise in Asia Pacific

A rare military exercise involving three of the U.S. Navy's aircraft carrier strike groups is being planned for next month in the Asia Pacific, a U.S. official said Thursday. The likely exercise would happen around the same time that President Donald Trump is traveling to the region, including visits to South Korea and China.

During a Pentagon briefing Lt. Gen. Kenneth McKenzie, director of the Joint Staff, raised the prospect of the three carriers operating together at some point, but he provided no details. A U.S. official confirmed the plans for an exercise, but wasn't able to discuss the matter publicly so spoke on condition of anonymity.

Three Navy aircraft carriers and the ships that accompany them are currently thousands of miles apart in the Indian Ocean and the Pacific. But they are moving through the region and could be closer together in weeks.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

My bet is that while President Trump is in Beijing for meetings with Xi Jinping, Kim Jung Un is going to "cool his jets", not test any missiles, and do absolutely nothing in response to the provocative military exercises surrounding the Korean peninsula.

Unfortunately, however, if there is no such a response to the Occupied, Unhinged Surveilled State of Amerika's move, such a response may well be accomplished for him, by way of a false flag; false flags are a routine tool of statescraft by this country, and the timing of the coming together of these carrier groups needs to have a substantive reason for doing it. Keeping operational preparedness at peak level takes a lot of time, discipline, and money.

Oct 27 10:55

TRUMP’S NEW PRESIDENTIAL MEMO WILL NORMALIZE DRONES IN AMERICAN LIFE

President Trump’s recent decisions on drone aircraft foreshadows the increase of the technology in civilian life and military strategy.

On Wednesday President Trump signed a Presidential Memorandum creating a new trial program for the commercial use of unmanned aerial aircraft, or drones. The memo, titled “Unmanned Aircraft Systems Integration Pilot Program,” allows certain communities to be exempt from current safety rules as they test drone operations. The Associated Press reports:

States, communities and tribes selected to participate would devise their own trial programs in partnership with government and industry drone users. The administration anticipates approving at least five applications, but there is no limit on the number of communities that can join.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Think that drone strikes will only happen against "the bad guys" in other countries?!? You'd better think again. Police departments around the country have already started stocking up on these weapons for their arsenals.

Connecticut set to gbecome the first state to allow deadly police drones.

Weaponized Drones now legal inside the US; lawmaker says crimefighting will become a video game.

Cops may quell the next Baltimore-like uprising with tear gas drones

Police Taser drones authorised in US state

The Coming Drone Attack on America

Are weaponised drones on their way in the US?!?

The problems, both moral and legal, with the use of these weaponised drones are complex.

First, how much collateral damage will they create among innocent civilians?!? If incidents like those in Afghanistan, Yemen, Iraq, Somalia, and Libya are any indication, the amount of collateral damage in the use of these weaponized drones may prove huge.

Secondly, it moves the drone operator from a position of helping cops on the ground apprehend a suspicious baddie to that of judge, jury, and executioner, something which is the polar opposite of American jurisprudence to date.

I am rather certain that laws will be put into place, at both the Federal and State level, to amend and allow such actions to happen, but folks... we are collectively goose-stepping right down the path to a thoroughly dystopian imoposition of martial law in the current, and coming, use of weaponized drones against American citizens, and need to fight like hell to prevent their further use by law enforcement in this country.

As a metaphor borrowed from the film series "The Matrix", think of the Independent media as the people with "the red pill", which offers you the intellectual and emotional salvation of being able to see beyond the lies of the State and its presstitute media, to the realities which exist in this world, and why they exist.

Oct 27 10:46

Ex-NSA Official: Nobody Knows What’s Going On at US Intelligence Agencies

Congressional intelligence committees, FISA (Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act) courts, "and even the administration have no real control of what happens inside these intelligence agencies. They don't have any way of verifying what they're doing, that's the real problem — even the managers of those agencies don't necessarily know what's going on in their agency," former NSA officer Bill Binney told Loud & Clear on Radio Sputnik Thursday.

Oct 27 09:44

USA: DON’T CALL THE POLICE IF YOU’RE AUTISTIC, DEAF, MENTALLY ILL, DISABLED OR OLD

Life in the American police state is an endless series of don’ts delivered at the end of a loaded gun: don’t talk back to police officers, don’t even think about defending yourself against a SWAT team raid (of which there are 80,000 every year), don’t run when a cop is nearby lest you be mistaken for a fleeing criminal, don’t carry a cane lest it be mistaken for a gun, don’t expect privacy in public, don’t let your kids walk to the playground alone, don’t engage in nonviolent protest near where a government official might pass, don’t try to grow vegetables in your front yard, don’t play music for tips in a metro station, don’t feed whales, and on and on.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

These statistics are horrific, but sadly,absolutely true.

Oct 27 09:40

24,000 HOMICIDES: MEXICO ON PACE FOR MOST VIOLENT YEAR IN HISTORY AS DRUG WARS SPIRAL OUT OF CONTROL

As our elected officials in Washington D.C. continue to debate whether or not Trump's proposed border wall would be an effective deterrent to those looking to come to the U.S. illegally, the one thing that is becoming increasingly clear is that Mexico's drug wars are spiraling out of control...a fact that the Trump administration will almost certainly leverage as it seeks additional funding for border security. As PanAmPost notes, Mexico has recorded a staggering 24,000 homicides in 2017 through September with 73% of those murders being tied to organized crime.

2017 might be the most violent year in Mexican history, one NGO claims. Semáforo Delictivo said that, due to the 24,000 homicides between January and September, the year is proving even worse than 2011, when President Felipe Calderón’s war on drugs led to 22,000 homicides.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Ever notice, that when any country declares a "war" on some social stigma or other, like the alleged "war on poverty" or "war on drugs", the problem simply gets worse, rather than getting better?!?

The world needs to focus on Portugal's answer to addiction, which has worked very wonderfully, and features a combination of decriminalisation, coupled with counseling; the results, although roundly criticised in the early phases, have been stellar:

Portugal: what happened after their decriminalisation of drugs, from weed to heroin

But, of course, what Portugal did was intelligent, compassionate, and logical, and it is still working, 16 years on, which is why we will never see such an approach tried in either the US or Mexico.

The gangs promoting and selling the drugs will loose revenue; cops on the take will lose revenue; politicians who are paid to "look the other way" will lose revenue; banks laundering drug money will lose revenue; and those private prisons, housing non-violent criminals who have been convicted of drug use will lose revenue.

Unless and until both the US and Mexican government are truly willing to learn from other countries' successes, the assassinations, gang wars, and the problems will continue, and escalate, unabated, for the forseeable future.

As a Californian, when I was a lot younger, I loved going to Ensenada, Mexico; it was beautiful; the people were very kind, and generally spoke enough English that if I got lost or turned around, they could help me get to where I needed to be.

At this point, were I looking for a tourist destination, I would avoid the country as though its residents collectively had the plague, because of this horrific drug and gang-generated violence.

Oct 27 08:25

FBI Informant Can Connect Barack Obama to Uranium One Scandal

Uranium One deal is not the only scandal to boomerang back at the Democrats, who foolishly pushed for a Trump-Russia investigation, only to be entangled in their own web of lies.

Oct 27 08:07

The FBI’s Forgotten Criminal Record

The FBI has always used its “good guy” image to keep a lid on its crimes. The controversy swirling about Comey’s firing should spur the American people, media, and Congress to take the FBI off its pedestal and place it where it belongs — under the law. It is time to cease venerating a federal agency whose abuses have perennially menaced Americans’ constitutional rights. Otherwise, the FBI’s vast power and pervasive secrecy guarantee that more FBI scandals are just around the bend.

Oct 27 06:19

Voice of reason : Pelosi face spasms; Utters gibberish, confuses ‘trillions’ and ‘billions’…

Is it any wonder more Democrats are calling for new leadership? (No wonder the federal government is spending so wildly when leaders can’t tell a number that has 9 zeros from one that has 12.)

Oct 27 06:07

The Deep State and Brits colluded on Trump dossier to make Russia toxic

The document and false claims of Trump-Russia collusion form the impetus of the appointment of Robert Mueller to investigate the baseless Trump-Russia collusion charges. As a result of the dossier, the Trump campaign was wiretapped before and after the election and Russia became too toxic for Trump to continue his friendly overtures. If Richard Nixon could go to China, and Ronald Reagan could go the Soviet Union at the height of the Cold War, why couldn’t Trump go to Russia and broker a peace. Isn’t peace a better alternative? Not for the Deep State.

Oct 27 05:37

Next time, just go with sharks with laser beams on their heads

Rest assured, none of the major players are going to see the inside of a jail cell for any of this. Not ex-MI6 rat Christopher Steele, who authored the infamous dossier. Not the faceless stooges at Fusion GPS, the spooky Washington firm that deliberately operates in the gray areas around the law. Not Mark Elias, the sleazy Hillary lawyer who blatantly lied about the source of the “dossier” for nearly a year. Not former FBI Director James Comey, who ran an agency which continued to shovel our tax dollars into Steele’s facehole well after his credibility fell into doubt. Not former President Bill Clinton, who pocketed $500,000 for a quick chat in Moscow while helping finesse the sale of 20 percent of America’s uranium to Rosatom, a front for the Russian government. Not former President Barack Obama, who was apprised of Russian efforts to insert themselves in the election, yet did nothing — rather conveniently — considering their intended beneficiary.

Oct 27 05:28

Accidental Felon: 5 Serious Gun Crimes Most Gun Owners Have Never Heard About (With Video)

In a Country filled with gun laws, it’s best to know what you’re up against before you wind up in any sort of trouble. Staying on top of the laws can be challenging, but it is important to make sure that you’re as educated as possible.

Oct 27 05:19

The Political Left’s True Colors When it Comes to Self Defense

Leftists in political power continue to insist that it is our civic duty to be weak, defenseless, and easy victims for violent criminals. Every anti-gun proposal ever put forth, is fully, indeed automatically, supported by Democrat politicians, without exception. Every expansion of gun-rights is vehemently opposed by every Democrat politician, without exception. Obliterating our Second Amendment has been the wet dream of Democrats for the last hundred years!

Oct 26 21:32

The JFK Assassination: A Forensic Look

On these three editions of DTRH Popeye talks to forensic investigator, and author Sherry Fiester about the assassination of JFK and what the evidence tells us, forensically speaking. Because there is so much to it they did three broadcasts to be able to cover it all.

Down The Rabbit Hole w/ Popeye (02-27-2013) The JFK Assassination: A Forensic Look – EP #1
http://www.federaljack.com/down-the-rabbit-hole-w-popeye-02-27-2013-th...

Down The Rabbit Hole w/ Popeye (03-20-2013) The JFK Assassination – A Forensic Look – EP #2
http://www.federaljack.com/down-the-rabbit-hole-w-popeye-03-20-2013-th...

Down The Rabbit Hole w/ Popeye (06-05-2013) The JFK Assassination: A Forensic Look – EP #3 http://www.federaljack.com/down-the-rabbit-hole-w-popeye-06-05-2013-th...

Oct 26 19:08

Government Warning 25 Years Ago - Sarah Westall


Published on Oct 26, 2017 - 25 years ago we were warned that our government was taken over by another power. This interview looks at what has happened in the U.S. government, why chaos in the United States is occurring, who is behind it, and what we should do about it.

PROFESSOR MISS CYNTHIA MCKINNEY!

Oct 26 17:25

Big Brother in Little China - #NewWorldNextWeek - corbettreport


Published on Oct 26, 2017Welcome to New World Next Week – the video series from Corbett Report and Media Monarchy that covers some of the most important developments in open source intelligence news.

Oct 26 11:52

Trump: ‘My Generals’ Authorized US Missions In Niger': I Gave Them Authority to Do What's Right'

In comments Wednesday regarding the recent revealed US military operation inside Niger, President Trump confirmed that he never personally authorized any of the mission, but rather that “my generals and my military” did that all on their own.

Trump insisted his generals “are great generals” and “I gave them authority to do what’s right” and he is confident that eventually “we’re going to win.” Trump added that he’s been finding out about the mission just like everyone else has.

Which seems like a huge problem, despite no one treating it like one. President Trump was apparently “informed” of Niger after the October 4 ambush when they realized one of the soldiers was missing, and Senate Armed Services

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The stock answer as to why the US military is in Niger is "ISIS"; the real answer as to why the US military is in Niger has to do with its abundance of natural resources; expropriating them; and not letting Russia or China exploit them.

The Natural Resources of Niger

And that President Trump was not informed of the Niger operation until after the ambush had taken place, smacks of an absolutely cavalier lack of communications between his generals and President Trump.

To an ordinary person like myself, this is extraordinarily frightening, and could, potentially, put us into a would war which the President would be unable to stop, because he couldn't see it coming, due to the actions of these generals.

And beneath it, comes the following headline:

US Prepares Armed Drones for Lethal Strikes in Niger: Soldiers' Deaths Used to Pressure Niger Govt to Accept Strikes

The drone strikes will do precisely what they have done in places like Afghanistan; Pakistan; Somalia; Iraq; Yemen; and Syria; they will kill far more innocent civilians than the bad guys, then radicalize those who are left behind to become jihadists, and our troops' worst enemies, literally.

I am watching the feed on Fox News right now, seeing President selling his proposal to conquer the opioid addiction in this country; I have to wish that this country was not, collectively, so addicted to other countries' natural resources.

Oct 26 11:12

Kaspersky Software Caught Classified NSA Malware

Russian anti-virus company Kaspersky Lab has been increasingly vilified in the US for acquiring classified US government programs. This hs led to a full ban on Kaspersky software on federal PCs, and several retails dropping the wildly popular program.

Kaspersky Lab’s own internal investigation into the matter revealed that was indeed the case, in as much as its antivirus software “accidentally” swept up NSA malware and its adjoining source code during a 2014 malware scan, even though that malware was itself classified.

This means, however, that the antivirus software was doing exactly what it was supposed to do, sweeping up computer malware, and collecting data for analysis to improve their ability to fight off such attacks in the future.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The bigger question is, what the heck was the NSA malware and its source code doing, out in the world, please?!?!? And which country's software was it intended to infect, Russia's?!?

Oct 26 11:06

US House Passes ‘Harshest Ever’ North Korea Sanctions

In a 415-2 vote, the House of Representatives has passed the “Otto Warmbier Act,” a new round of sanctions against North Korea described as the “harshest ever” in US history. If it passes, it would ban anyone who does any business or cooperates in any way with North Korea from having US business ties.

In addition to the sanctions, the bill also “honors” all Americans who have died while in North Korean custody. It is named after Otto Warmbier, who died in June after being in North Korean custody.

Reps. Justin Amash (R-MI) and Thomas Massie (R-KY) voted against the bill, with Massie warning he believed the bill moves the US closer to war, and creates tensions with natural allies.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This bil is primarily symbolic in nature, as it cannot really damage North Korea's economy in any practical way.

But it does bear witness to the increasingly unhinged attitude those in Congress bear toward North Korea, and further ratchets off any attempt at meaningful dialogue toward an de-escalation of tentions. Of course, President Trump's and Kim Jung Un's "war of words", consisting primarily of ad hominem attacks on each other, have not helped in that regard whatsoever.

Lack of communication, at diplomatic levels, may well translate into a shooting war, which would be an absolutely lousy outcome for both countries, China, and the region as a whole.

China's advice of adding moderation to communication seems more than reasonable here.

Oct 26 10:45

GOOGLE, FACEBOOK & COMCAST JOINTLY LIED TO CALIFORNIA LAWMAKERS TO SCUTTLE BROADBAND PRIVACY BILL

Earlier this year the GOP and Trump administration rushed to kill consumer broadband privacy rules. While the broadband industry cried like a colicky toddler when the rules were originally proposed, they were relatively modest -- simply requiring that ISPs clearly disclose what they're selling, who they're selling it to, and provide working opt out tools. The rules were proposed after ISPs repeatedly showed they were incapable of self-regulating on this front (see Verizon's zombie cookies, AT&T's attempts to charge you more for privacy, and CableOne's declaration it wanted to use credit scores to provide even worse customer support).

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This kind of behaviour is perfectly predictable from Facebook and Google!!

Oct 26 10:39

US LAWMAKERS URGE ATTORNEY GENERAL TO LOOK INTO PROSECUTING ENVIRONMENTALISTS AS TERRORISTS

Several members of Congress signed on to a letter recommending Attorney General Jeff Sessions look into whether the Justice Department has the laws it needs to prosecute environmental activists challenging pipelines as if they are terrorists.

The letter asks Sessions if the USA PATRIOT Act and Pipeline Safety Act contain enough provisions to criminalize actions against “energy infrastructure at the federal level.” It also asks if the Justice Department plans to prosecute any of the individuals involved in the alleged “attempted sabotage of four major crude oil pipelines in multiple states” on October 11, 2016.

“Do the attacks against the nation’s energy infrastructure, which pose a threat to human life, and appear to be intended to intimidate and coerce policy changes, fall within the DOJ’s understanding of [domestic terrorism]?” representatives add.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

We are on a very slippery slope here, with this request for redfininition of what the word "terrorist" means with regard to ecosabateurs.

Did these alleged incidents actually happen, and can be documented to have happened?!?

I find myself uncomfortable with saying this, but physical damage/sabotage to energy infrastructure cannot be tolerated, because the risks are very great of causing worse damage than a pipeline would. But does such activity rise to the bar of being labeled an "act of terrorism"?!? Perhaps yes, because it could damage more than profits; people could physically get injured, or worse. in the aftermath of such an action.

But I hope that Sessions has the horse-sense to differentiate between physical harm to a pipeline from peaceful protest about the coming into existence of a pipeline, due to ecological concerns. That right to peacefully protest actions one does not like is enshrined in the Bill of Rights.

Those who peacefully protested at the site of the Dakota Access pipeline were concerned about leaks, and were very prescient to do so. Leaks were found in the pipeline this year. Leaks discovered along the Dakota Access Pipeline.

But that being said, the oil infrastructure companies need to clean up their act, and invest in smarter, more earth-friendly ways to prevent oil leaks and spills, and also be working on the next great phase of energy development for this planet which has absolutely nothing to do with fossil fuel.

Oct 26 10:11

AMERICA'S DRUG WAR IS DEVASTATING MEXICO

Even if the drug war were to end today, there would still be street crime and gangs in the far-distant future. However, these issues would be on a dramatically smaller scale. Mexico’s street gangs could never ascend to the level of an organized crime outfit without the massive profits from illegal drugs to pay for the necessary weaponry, hitmen, political protection, etc.

By the same token, drug money evokes a vicious cycle of rampant criminality that goes far beyond drug trafficking. In other words, Mexico’s cartels are diversified criminal organizations that don’t limit themselves to drug smuggling.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

There are two things which need to happen here. First, decriminalize the use of drugs completely in the US, knocking out the profit motive for creating and selling them.

Secondly, making it impossible for illegal drug gangs to get into the States.

Of course, that is likely to happen when pigs become aware that they are aerodynamic, because of all the money legitimate financial institutions make in laundering drug money, and the huge profits made by for-profit prisons in incarcerating convicted drug felons.

Yes, I know I am cynical; but some days, I just cannot keep up!!

Oct 26 09:50

Former FDA Commissioner Charged in RICO Lawsuit

A Federal Lawsuit charges Dr. Margaret Hamburg, former Commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) with conspiracy, racketeering & colluding to conceal deadly drug dangers – under the federal Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations law (RICO) law. The amended RICO lawsuit was filed on April 11, 2016 in the U.S. District Court in Washington DC on behalf of eight plaintiffs who claim they have suffered severe harm by ingesting the drug, Levaquin whose deadly risks were concealed to protect financial interests.

The drug is one of the controversial group of antibiotics, including Levaquin, Cipro, Avelox and other fluoroquinolones. Public Citizen petitioned the FDA in 1996 and again in 2006, to issue Black Box warnings for tendon rupture and tendinitis. Had warnings been issued, the death toll from Levaquin– reputedly more than 5,000 — and the tens of thousands who were debilitated with life-threatening diseases would likely have been averted. (Read risks at RxList)

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Good; hard prison time for both of them, if they get convicted, shortened if they turn on Bill and Hillary Clinton, and Obama, in a court of law.

Oct 26 09:42

U.S. WIDENS SURVEILLANCE TO INCLUDE ‘HOMEGROWN VIOLENT EXTREMISTS’

The U.S. government has broadened an interpretation of which citizens can be subject to physical or digital surveillance to include “homegrown violent extremists,” according to official documents seen by Reuters.

The change last year to a Department of Defense manual on procedures governing its intelligence activities was made possible by a decades-old presidential executive order, bypassing congressional and court review.

The new manual, released in August 2016, now permits the collection of information about Americans for counterintelligence purposes “when no specific connection to foreign terrorist(s) has been established,” according to training slides created last year by the Air Force Office of Special Investigations (AFOSI).

The slides were obtained by Human Rights Watch through a Freedom of Information Act request about the use of federal surveillance laws for counter-drug or immigration purposes and shared exclusively with Reuters.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

We are coming to the point where Christian pacifist activists, like me, who constantly exhort their governments to resolve their geopolitical issues through hard-won, moral negotiations, rather than through wars, are going to be on this same sort of watch list, even though they are no threats through drug activities or immigration.

Oct 26 09:15

'Downright Orwellian': journalists decry Facebook experiment's impact on democracy

Facebook has been criticised for the worrying impact on democracy of its “downright Orwellian” decision to run an experiment seeing professional media removed from the main news feed in six countries.

The experiment, which began 19 October and is still ongoing, involves limiting the core element of Facebook’s social network to only personal posts and paid adverts.

So-called public posts, such as those from media organisation Facebook pages, are being moved to a separate “explore” feed timeline. As a result, media organisations in the six countries containing 1% of the world’s population – Sri Lanka, Guatemala, Bolivia, Cambodia, Serbia and Slovakia – have had one of their most important publishing platforms removed overnight.

Oct 26 07:22

AMERICA’S BIGGEST PRIVATE PRISON COMPANY JUST HOSTED ITS ANNUAL CONFERENCE AT A TRUMP GOLF RESORT

The country’s biggest private prison company last week held its annual leadership conference at a golf resort owned by President Donald Trump, underscoring an increasingly cozy relationship between the ever-expanding industry and the White House. GEO Group executives met for several days at the Trump National Doral near Miami, the Washington Post reports, as the company continues to hold multiple lucrative prison contracts with the federal government.

Oct 26 02:30

Clintons, Obama officials are about to get the scrutiny they deserve

Questions about Uranium One were supposed to die with Clinton’s inevitable presidential victory. But her loss proved that the Clinton ship is sinking much faster than the Washington establishment expected. Those who gambled on her victory (Holder, Lynch, Mueller, Comey, Rosenstein and, most importantly, Obama) can either go down with the ship as an investigation unfolds or give up any loyalty to the Clinton machine.

Oct 26 02:23

Armed 84-Year-Old Stops Two Thugs Who Were Getting Too Close To Grandson During Break-in

An armed grandfather took matters into his own hands when he saw two men on his property, and then making their way to a building that his grandson was in. He wasn’t waiting for police to arrive to take action.

Oct 26 02:18

Fake News Alert: “Unsecured Guns” Kill Kids

If people are sincerely interested in reducing the number of children that are killed with guns in the United States, it ill serves them to lie about the numbers. It creates distrust in everything that they say. It creates suspicion about their real motives.

Oct 26 02:08

Why doesn’t Hillary’s ‘dossier’ trick count as treason?

What’s the difference between the infamous Russian dossier on Donald Trump and that random fake-news story you saw on Facebook last year? The latter was never used by America’s intelligence community to bolster its case for spying on American citizens nor was it the foundation for a year’s worth of media coverage.

Oct 25 14:23

Assange: Intercept held Snowden NSA documents that could have saved lives back in 2013.

That Saudi Arabia and US were planning attacks on Damascus.

Media outlets concealed over 90% of the NSA docs for 4 years

Oct 25 12:57

This is America? Government-appointed guardians can sell assets of elderly without their consent

Did you know that there are government-appointed “court guardians” who can deem senior Americans “incompetent,” and on that basis, are authorized to manage their assets — including selling their homes and valuables — and to choose where they live, whom they associate with, and what medical treatment they receive?

As recounted by Rachel Aviv for The New Yorker, that’s what happened to Rudy and Rennie North on September 1, 2013. Rudy, 68, a retired broadcasting consultant, lived with his 66-year-old wife Rennie in Sun City Aliante — an “active adult” community in Las Vegas, NV.

Oct 25 12:28

Government Officials Warn: Breakdown In Diplomacy With North Korea Is A Fast Track To War - Mac Slavo

Government officials are worried that a new breakdown in talks with North Korea could trigger a war. With heated rhetoric taking the stage instead of diplomacy, it could only be a matter of time before the anger hits a boiling point.

Joseph Yun, a top American diplomat to North Korea, has been warning of the breakdown in meetings on Capitol Hill and seeking help to persuade the administration to prioritize diplomacy over the heated rhetoric that appears to be pushing the two nuclear powers closer toward conflict, sources familiar with the discussions told NBC News. Diplomatic efforts between the United States and North Korea are in peril with Pyongyang shunning talks in response to President Donald Trump’s increased public attacks on Kim Jong Un, according to multiple U.S. government and congressional officials. Yun claims the White House has “handicapped” the chances of diplomacy.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

On this issue, I find myself agreeing with Corker; and btw, looking at 38north.org today, a very sober-sided analytical organisation under the auspices of John Hopkins University, which evaluates what is going on in North Korea through analyzing satellite images, there is utterly nothing to indicate that the North Koreans are moving missiles to their launch site.

Oct 25 12:17

The FBI’s Political Meddling

But now we come to the Rosatom disclosures last week in The Hill, a newspaper that covers Congress.

Here’s another story as plausible as we can make it based on credible reporting. After the Cold War, in its own interest, the U.S. wanted to build bridges to the Russian nuclear establishment. The Putin government, for national or commercial purposes, agreed and sought to expand its nuclear business in the U.S.

The purchase and consolidation of certain assets were facilitated by Canadian entrepreneurs who gave large sums to the Clinton Foundation, and perhaps arranged a Bill Clinton speech in Moscow for $500,000. A key transaction had to be approved by Hillary Clinton’s State Department.

Now we learn that, before and during these transactions, the FBI had uncovered a bribery and kickback scheme involving Russia’s U.S. nuclear business, and also received reports of Russian officials seeking to curry favor through donations to the Clinton Foundation.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

the statement that "Its significance was missed until The Hill reported on the FBI investigation last week.", is a blatant lie.

The Independent media,, (at least WRH) has been running with this since 2015; Was the gentleman whose name appears as author of this article perhaps living on another planet when the independent press, and others, broke the story in 2015?!?

Flashback, 2015: Clinton Foundation gets millions in Exchange for Uranium Deal

IF other press media outlets did know about this, they sat on it; and why?!? For fear that the spiritual spawn of Valdemorte, AKA the Clintons, would add them to their "Dead Bodies List."
Clinton Dead Bodies List

Oct 25 12:01

Trey Gowdy targeting James Comey in new Clinton probe

Rep. Trey Gowdy plans to grill former FBI Director James Comey about his decision-making as part of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee's decision to re-examine the investigation into Hillary Clinton's private email server.

"Have to, won't we?" the South Carolina Republican told the Washington Examiner when asked about interviewing Comey.

Gowdy chairs the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, which has opened a joint investigation with the Judiciary Committee in order to review the Justice Department's handling of the politically charged investigation. Gowdy is particularly concerned that "the decision to charge or not charge [Clinton] was made before all the witnesses were interviewed," but he emphasized that the investigation topics are structured in a nonpartisan way.

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Drip... drip...drip...

Oct 25 11:56

China’s Belt and Road: Geopolitical Analysis of Regional Impediments. Afghanistan, Pakistan, Myanmar, India, Bangladesh

China’s colossal industrial overcapacity needs global markets and it drives the country to explore wide-scale and costly corridors for overland access to the east and west.

China’s vision to establish a brand new international currency in lieu of the US dollar under powerful bloc of BRICS nation;

China and Russia’s shared efforts to shatter petrodollars and of the highest concern, China’s mega “Belt and Road” project is cautioning the US about its future economic hegemony in the region. Remember, the entire global violence of any sort, anywhere has its ultimate roots in economic interests.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Another confirmation of Tony Cartalucci's article regarding Myanmar at globalresearch.ca today!

Oct 25 11:43

Our Ever-Deadlier Police State

None of the reforms, increased training, diversity programs, community outreach and gimmicks such as body cameras have blunted America’s deadly police assault, especially against poor people of color. Police forces in the United States—which, according to The Washington Post, have fatally shot 782 people this year—are unaccountable, militarized monstrosities that spread fear and terror in poor communities. By comparison, police in England and Wales killed 62 people in the 27 years between the start of 1990 and the end of 2016.

Police officers have become rogue predators in impoverished communities. Under U.S. forfeiture laws, police indiscriminately seize money, real estate, automobiles and other assets. In many cities, traffic, parking and other fines are little more than legalized extortion that funds local government and turns jails into debtor prisons.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I have absolutely no idea what feels like for a mom to have your teenager out with friends...then find they have been arrested, or worse, courtesy of a really bad decision by a police officer, even if the kid was totally innocent of doing anything wrong.

But we have to understand that this still happens in this country, particularly to poor people of color: this has to stop.

Oct 25 10:20

Judge Orders 3 USS Cole Defense Lawyers to Guantanamo After They Quit

Attorneys Rick Kammen, Rosa Eliades and Mary Spears quit their jobs Oct. 11 as lawyers for the man accused of orchestrating al-Qaida's warship attack. They obtained permission to do so from the chief defense counsel, Marine Brig. Gen. John Baker, who found "good cause" for their resignations. They cited a cascading ethical conflict over a lack of confidence in the confidentiality of their privileged conversations with Abd al Rahim al-Nashiri at Guantanamo, but the details are classified.

But the case judge, Air Force Col. Vance Spath, wrote in an Oct. 16 order that, while Baker "purported to find good cause" to approve their leaving the case, Spath, as judge, has not. "Accordingly, Mr. Kammen, Ms. Eliades, and Ms. Spears remain counsel of record in this case, and are ordered to appear at the next scheduled hearing," Spath wrote.

Oct 25 10:16

US lawmakers seek vote to abandon Saudi-led war in Yemen

A bipartisan quartet of House lawmakers is wrangling with the chamber’s leadership for a floor vote to withdraw U.S. military support for Saudi involvement in Yemen’s civil war.

California Democratic Rep. Ro Khanna, who is pressing for the vote, said Tuesday that he is in negotiations with Democratic and Republican leadership about whether the resolution is privileged under the War Powers Act and would therefore get an automatic, fast-tracked floor vote.

Such a vote, Khanna said, is likely to unite progressive Democrats and non-interventionist Republicans — though the outcome is unclear. “You may get many Democrats and Freedom Caucus members,” Khanna said, referring to the conservative wing of the House GOP caucus.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I hope that the House does overturn the AUMF; unfortunately, such a vote will most likely be vetoed by President Trump, because he believes (without a shred of evidence, other than that conjured up by Saudi Arabia and Israel) that Iran is gaining a strong foothold in Yemen.

My bet is that this slaughter in Yemen will continue unabated, to the point of nearly assassinating every last Yemeni child, woman, and medically fragile elderly person, if they haven't already dropped dead from malnutrition and cholera.

Of course, to Saudi Arabia's Prince Salmon, AKA the Butcher of Yemen, the ends, done through the commission of US government-enabled war crimes against the Yemeni people, justifies the means.

Oct 25 09:44

Air Force: Pilots recalled under Trump order will serve as instructors, staff

The Air Force expects fewer than 200 retired pilots will return to active duty and serve as instructor pilots and in rated staff positions under an executive order issued by President Trump.

The Pentagon originally said after the order was signed Friday that as many as 1,000 retired pilots could be brought back for up to three years. But in a gaggle with reporters Monday at the Pentagon, Brig. Gen. Mike Koscheski, the head of a task force dedicated to fixing the Air Force’s pilot shortfall, said it likely won’t be that many.

Koscheski also said there are no plans now to have those recalled pilots fly other aircraft, such as fighters, bombers, tankers or mobility aircraft, though he could not rule out that changing at some point if the pilot shortfall continues and worsens.

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I have to wonder at that last bit; what if pilots recalled do not wish to instruct or fly again; will they be involuntarily recalled?!?

Brig. Gen. Mike Koscheski, one cannot have this program both ways; and why is the crisis hitting now?!? Could it not have been forseen, and corrected for earlier, before we were at risk of a potential major war in Asia (North Korea) and another war in the Middle East (Iran)?!?

Oct 25 09:38

Gearing up for nuclear war is not a way to prevent nuclear war

During the Cold War, the United States kept nuclear-armed bombers on 24-hour ready alert in case our conflict with the Soviet Union ever turned hot. Thankfully, that readiness was never put to use, and after the Cold War ended in 1991, the bombers were no longer kept on standby, ready to strike.

Until, perhaps, now. As Defense One reported Sunday evening, the Air Force is preparing to revive that alert status in anticipation of an order to do so from President Trump in connection to North Korea.

RELATED: Air Force prepares for possible order to put nuclear-armed bombers back on alert

Webmaster's Commentary: 

A US-government generated war against North Korea would immediately put China in the position of having to defend it, as its client state.

Just because something is the most ham-fistedly, pig-headedly stupid thing that the US government could possibly do, unfortunately, is utterly no guarantee that the US government won't do it.

Right now, North Korea's Kim Jung Un is keeping to himself rather quietly, in terms of missile testing, so is giving the US government and military utterly no reason to fly off the handle at it. And in a statement by the North Korean government, about one week ago, the following has been announced:

A North Korean official reaffirmed Pyongyang's commitment to developing a long-range intercontinental ballistic missile capable of reaching "all the way to the East coast of the mainland US," on Monday, telling CNN that the rogue nation is currently not interested in diplomacy with the US until it achieves that goal. North Korea is not ruling out diplomacy, but "before we can engage in diplomacy with the Trump administration, we want to send a clear message that the DPRK has a reliable defensive and offensive capability to counter any aggression from the United States," the official said.

In spite of being called "Reckless" and "Crazy" by US and other Western media, Kim Jung Un appears to be to be quite sane and pragmatic. The development of these nuclear weapons are to act as a deterrent only to any Western attempt at regime change in North Korea. Kim understands that should he first-strike any American asset, or geopolitical friend in the region, that attack would leave North Korea a puddle of molten glass, courtesy of a US-led coalition, consisting of South Korea and Japan.

My concern here is that, failing to give the US government the "justification" which it craves in labeling North Korea as the "baddie" to be attacked mercilessly, that the US will simply create one for North Korea, by way of a false flag incident; false flags have long been a tool of US statescraft.

What the Occupied, Unhinged, Surveilled States of America need, and right the heck now, is a legitimate "Department of Peace", tasked with identifying, and implementing, peaceful means of meeting geopolitical objectives, which do not involve regime changes, or wars.

Of course, that... would be logical.

Oct 25 09:21

Israel Sold Advanced Weapons to Myanmar During anti-Rohingya Ethnic Cleansing Campaign

Israel refuses to stop arms sales to Myanmar, despite its campaign of rape, torture and massacres against the Rohingya

Top Secret Israel's top court just ruled about arms sales to Myanmar. But we're not allowed to tell you the verdict

Opinion Israel, partner in genocides.

“Welcome to the Myanmar Navy,” said the caption on the Myanmar Navy’s Facebook page, in honor of the arrival of an Israeli patrol boat to Myanmar’s shore. “The Super-Dvora MK III is moving forward at 45 knots on Myanmar waters,” the post continued. The post is from April, only half a year ago, when the Myanmar (Burmese) army was already being accused of war crimes.

Although the persecution of the Muslim minority in Myanmar, the Rohingya people, has become more intense in recent months, back in November 2016 the army was already being accused of brutality against them and of torching their villages. During that period tens of thousands of Rohingyans were expelled

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Israeli weapons manufacturers made their millions in these sales; the genocide created by the use of these weapons against a religious minority, getting thoroughly persecuted as "the other" by hypernationalist Buddhists is something to which they absolulely cannot relate.

Understanding the history of Israel, and the horrific experiences of many of its founding fathers and mothers, one cannot but help but find this mindset... painfully ironic.

Oct 25 09:08

Air Force F-35s coming to Japan in November

The Air Force’s F-35 is making its operational debut in the Asia-Pacific region, with 12 A-models set to arrive at Kadena Air Base, Japan, early this November for a six-month deployment.

More than 300 airmen from the 34th Fighter Squadron at Hill Air Force Base, Utah — including pilots, maintainers and other personnel — will deploy to Kadena to support the aircraft, Pacific Air Forces announced.

“The F-35A gives the joint warfighter unprecedented global precision attack capability against current and emerging threats while complementing our air superiority fleet,” said Gen. Terrence O’Shaughnessy, Pacific Air Forces commander. “The airframe is ideally suited to meet our command’s obligations, and we look forward to integrating it into our training and operations.”

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My question is, will the deployment be before - or after - President Trump's upcoming visit to Beijing next month?!?

Oct 25 09:04

Pentagon advocates requiring women to sign up for military draft

The Pentagon says the country should stick with mandatory registration for a military draft, and it advocates a requirement for women to sign up for the first time in the nation’s history.

The recommendations are contained in a Defense Department report to Congress that serves as a starting point for a commission examining military, national and public service.

Congress ordered the Pentagon report, and the office of the undersecretary of defense for personnel and readiness completed it in the early months of the Trump administration.

Currently, only male citizens and residents age 18-25 are required to register, for a pace of about 2 million each year.

Women, whom the government has never ordered to sign up, would add 11 million to the Selective Service System database “in short order,” the report says.
President Carter restarted draft registration in 1980 as a message to Soviet leaders. Congress exempted women because they did not perform combat.

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This recommendation is definitely a sign that more, and bigger wars are being planned by the US government, as are the very cute commercials, featuring actors playing military personnel, and receiving benefits and perks from various financial or other institutions.

I don't know what the Vegas odds on the reinstitution of the draft proper are right now, but I would imagine that given the current state of global instability (much of it US-government generated), I would not be surprised to see a draft reinstated in the coming 12 month period.

Oct 25 08:56

Gearing up for nuclear war is not a way to prevent nuclear war

During the Cold War, the United States kept nuclear-armed bombers on 24-hour ready alert in case our conflict with the Soviet Union ever turned hot. Thankfully, that readiness was never put to use, and after the Cold War ended in 1991, the bombers were no longer kept on standby, ready to strike.

Until, perhaps, now. As Defense One reported Sunday evening, the Air Force is preparing to revive that alert status in anticipation of an order to do so from President Trump in connection to North Korea.

RELATED: Air Force prepares for possible order to put nuclear-armed bombers back on alert

Webmaster's Commentary: 

A US government-generated war between the US and North Korea, would instantly put China in the position of having to defend North Korea militarily,and that would be profoundly stupid, on the part of the US government and military.

Unfortunately, just because something is the most ham-fistedly, pig-headedly stupid thing that the US government could possibly do, is utterly no guarantee that it won't do it.

Kim Jung Un, for the moment, is playing it cool, and not waving any missile testing about. Although he may be described by Western outlets as "crazy", his, and his country's drive for a nuclear weapon is completely rational, when viewed purely as a deterrent, so that the US military cannot affect regime change in North Korea.

Kim Jung Un has the horse sense, I believe, to not attempt a first strike on any US targets, because he understands that should he do so, his country will be turned into a sea of molten glass by a US-led Coalition including South Korea, and Japan. North Korean Officials have stated that they will not be ready to negotiate with the US until his missiles have the capabilities to reach the US's east coast.

A North Korean official reaffirmed Pyongyang's commitment to developing a long-range intercontinental ballistic missile capable of reaching "all the way to the East coast of the mainland US," on Monday, telling CNN that the rogue nation is currently not interested in diplomacy with the US until it achieves that goal.
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What concerns me here is that if Kim doesn't give the US government the excuse or justification for going in, guns blazing, one will be created for him. False flags have long been a tool of US statescraft, and that may be the tool chosen here by the US government.

Oct 25 08:53

Gearing up for nuclear war is not a way to prevent nuclear war

During the Cold War, the United States kept nuclear-armed bombers on 24-hour ready alert in case our conflict with the Soviet Union ever turned hot. Thankfully, that readiness was never put to use, and after the Cold War ended in 1991, the bombers were no longer kept on standby, ready to strike.

Until, perhaps, now. As Defense One reported Sunday evening, the Air Force is preparing to revive that alert status in anticipation of an order to do so from President Trump in connection to North Korea.

RELATED: Air Force prepares for possible order to put nuclear-armed bombers back on alert

Webmaster's Commentary: 

A US government-generated war between the US and North Korea, would instantly put China in the position of having to defend North Korea militarily,and that would be profoundly stupid, on the part of the US government and military.

Unfortunately, just because something is the most ham-fistedly, pig-headedly stupid thing that the US government could possibly do, is utterly no guarantee that it won't do it.

Kim Jung Un, for the moment, is playing it cool, and not waving any missile testing about. Although he may be described by Western outlets as "crazy", his, and his country's drive for a nuclear weapon is completely rational, when viewed purely as a deterrent, so that the US military cannot affect regime change in North Korea.

Kim Jung Un has the horse sense, I believe, to not attempt a first strike on any US targets, because he understands that should he do so, his country will be turned into a sea of molten glass by a US-led Coalition including South Korea, and Japan. North Korean Officials have stated that they will not be ready to negotiate with the US until his missiles have the capabilities to reach the US's east coast.

A North Korean official reaffirmed Pyongyang's commitment to developing a long-range intercontinental ballistic missile capable of reaching "all the way to the East coast of the mainland US," on Monday, telling CNN that the rogue nation is currently not interested in diplomacy with the US until it achieves that goal.
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What concerns me here is that if Kim doesn't give the US government the excuse or justification for going in, guns blazing, one will be created for him. False flags have long been a tool of US statescraft, and that may be the tool chosen here by the US government.

Oct 25 08:48

War, Flowers, Silver, Gold and The “Plan”

Fifty years ago the U.S. bombed North Vietnam. That worked out well for the military contractors but not for people or global economies.

Twenty six years ago the U.S. fought Iraq and Saddam Hussein. That worked out well for the military contractors but not for people or global economies.

Ten years ago the U.S. fought in Iraq. That worked out well for the military contractors but not for people or global economies.

Today the U.S. is bombing several countries and threatening others. How will this benefit people and global economies?

When will they ever learn?

Oct 25 08:37

US Officials: Niger Is ‘Hub’ for US Operations in Western Africa

US officials describing the military operation in Niger, which only became public knowledge earlier this month after four US special forces were killed in an ambush, have not only revealed that nearly 1,000 US troops are on the ground in Niger, a massive force for the tiny country, but that this is the “hub” for US military operations in Western Africa.

Details on what exactly that means are scant, since the Niger military operation was basically a secret, and by extension so are all the other regional operations that we’re not being told about. Officials did assure reporters Niger has the most troops in the region.

Niger has hosted a US drone base for years, and about 100 troops were reported deployed in 2012. Somewhere between then and now, this increased ten-fold, and those troops started engaging in patrols. African Command says there are no armed US warplanes in West Africa at present, but that they rely on French warplanes.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

We are in Niger for the same reasons US troops are garrisoned all over the world; to insure its government is western-centric; to expropriate resources to which those companies supporting both political parties have utterly no moral right; and to insure that those resources are only sold to countries of which the US government approves, and only in the US dollar.

This is also, by the way, an insurance against Russia and China getting hold of those resources before US companies do.

List: Niger's natural resources

Oct 25 08:27

Will Dissident Voices be Trampled by a Full Frontal Assault

In the U.S. Senate lawmakers have come up with a scheme to tear up the Bill of Rights so that only one message gets through to the public. The RussiaGate fabrication is now in the final phase of Orwellian desperation as Senator Mark Warner has announced a bill co-sponsored by Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) and Senator John McCain (R-AZ) called the Honest Ads Act. The bill being parlayed as a transparency move against Facebook, is in fact another kind of hit list straight out of the McCarthy era. In order to get a better feeling for what is really going on in this RussiaGate mess, a short history lesson is in order.

Oct 25 08:25

A Well-Kept Open Secret: Washington Is Behind India’s Brutal Demonetization Project

In early November 2016, without warning, the Indian government declared the two largest denomination bills invalid, abolishing over 80 percent of circulating cash by value. Amidst all the commotion and outrage this caused, nobody seems to have taken note of the decisive role that Washington played in this. That is surprising, as Washington’s role has been disguised only very superficially.

Oct 25 08:19

Timeline: Uranium Exec. Gave $31.3 Million to Clinton Foundation, Russian Bank Paid $500K to Bill Clinton

Presented below is a timeline of events involving former President Bill Clinton, uranium mining deals in Kazakhstan, multi-million dollar donations to the Clinton Foundation, and the U.S.-government approved sale of Uranium One to the Russian state-owned Rosatom, a purchase now under investigation by Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Charles Grassley (R-Iowa).

Information for this timeline is taken from two articles in The New York Times that were respectively published on Jan. 31, 2008 and April 23, 2015 – After Mining Deal, Financier Donated to Clinton and Cash Flowed to Clinton Foundation Amid Russian Uranium Deal. (They are designated in the timeline as NYT 1/31/08 and NYT 4/23/15.)

Webmaster's Commentary: 

It's the same old "pay for play" model the Clintons have used, very successfully, all their professional lives; but this time, it may come at a price of some kind of endictment, although I doubt that either will ever see any hard jail time.

IF they believe, for one second, that an indictment may be forthcoming, they will simply transfer what is left of their money in the US to a foreign private banking concern (as they have already done with much of the money collected by the Clinton Foundation), hop on board a private jet, and live in luxury in a country with no extradition treaty with the United States.

Oct 25 08:12

FBI Informant Has Emails and Video Evidence of Russian Efforts to Win Favor of Clintons in Uranium One Deal (Video)

In 2009 the FBI had substantial evidence that Russian nuclear industry officials were engaged in bribery, kickbacks, extortion and money laundering designed to grow Vladimir Putin’s atomic energy business inside the United States.

According to Senator Charles Grassley (R-IA) an FBI confidential informant holds information about the handling of a criminal probe linked to a controversial deal that ceded ownership of U.S. uranium assets to the Russian government.

Despite an ongoing criminal investigation into officials working for subsidiaries of Rosatom, the Russian government entity seeking to acquire ownership of U.S. uranium, the Obama Administration approved the deal. The Justice Department has reportedly threatened to prosecute the informant if he discloses details of his involvement in the investigation.

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The alleged "Justice Department", under Chief Justice Sessions, appears to have morphed into the "Just Us" department, constantly protecting those elite criminal members of society who make morally, if not legally, questionable deals and profit from those deals financially.

Oct 25 08:03

REAL-ID ALLOWS POLICE TO CONTROL 'FUNDAMENTAL ASPECTS OF OUR DAILY LIVES'

Thanks to Real-ID, DHS has created a national ID system right under everyone's noses.

According to the above video, Tennessee is 'Spreading the Good Word' that DHS now has the power to suspend and revoke anyone's drivers license or identification card.

A recent article in the Lebanon Democrat, reveals how DHS and the Tennessee DMV suspended more than a quarter of a million driver’s licenses (DL) for failure to pay traffic tickets.

"On Oct. 5, Judge Altea Trauger ordered the Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security to reinstate Fred Robinson and Ashley Sprague’s licenses by Oct. 11 or as soon after as possible."

"According to the complaint, Tennessee suspended more than a quarter of a million driver’s licenses for failure to pay traffic tickets, and in most cases, the drivers were too poor to pay."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

We have been seeing this coming for a long time. And chances are the the DHS will not threaten; it will just nullify or confiscate any and all ID you have.

Those of you with kids and skills, get the hell out of this country, while you still can.

Oct 25 04:59

Democrats Distance Themselves From Hillary: “New” DNC Denies Knowledge Of Trump Dossier Funding

Following the shocking (to some) revelations from WaPo with regard Hillary Clinton and the 'old' Democratic National Committee's financing of the infamous "Trump Dossier," the 'new' DNC has rushed out a press release denying any involvement as Democrats begin rapidly distancing themselves from this un-fake news. (...which must mean "it's a vast right wing conspiracy....")

Oct 25 04:51

Elites Move to Sacrifice Clintons

Because the Clintons are guilty of the crimes the elites are accusing Trump of committing, it’s likely the criminal couple will soon suffer the same fate as Harvey Weinstein to make the persecution of Trump not seem “political.” Already the mainstream media, which one year ago promoted Hillary Clinton as a “glowing goddess,” is slowly but surely publishing headlines linking the Clintons to the Russian Uranium One scandal.

Oct 25 04:15

FBI Director Wray is wrong about Section 702 surveillance

Newly-minted FBI Director Christopher Wray threw out several justifications for the continued, warrantless government search of American communications. He’s wrong on all accounts.

Oct 25 04:11

Sham science: Following the global warming model, leftists embrace quackery to attack conservative positions

So when the leftist political and MSM establishments attempt to explain to you that gun murders are a national health problem or the president is unhinged because “doctors said so,” remember what Big Tobacco used to tell Americans: “More doctors smoke camels than any other cigarette.”

Oct 25 04:03

Imagine My Shock! Bush Lies (Again)

G.W. Bush hasn’t an ounce of moral capital to criticize anyone, least of all Donald Trump, a President who, thus far, hasn’t acted remotely as reckless or immoral as he behaved for eight long years. The world, particularly the Middle East, is still suffering from his legacy.

Oct 25 03:43

Don’t Call the Cops If You’re Autistic, Deaf, Mentally Ill, Disabled or Old

Life in the American police state is an endless series of don’ts delivered at the end of a loaded gun: don’t talk back to police officers, don’t even think about defending yourself against a SWAT team raid (of which there are 80,000 every year), don’t run when a cop is nearby lest you be mistaken for a fleeing criminal, don’t carry a cane lest it be mistaken for a gun, don’t expect privacy in public, don’t let your kids walk to the playground alone, don’t engage in nonviolent protest near where a government official might pass, don’t try to grow vegetables in your front yard, don’t play music for tips in a metro station, don’t feed whales, and on and on.

Oct 25 03:39

The week’s news that wasn’t

A new law will take effect on January 1 that allows family or household members and law enforcement officials to seek an order from a judge to temporarily remove the gun rights of someone they believe poses an extreme risk of violence. Under one of these orders, police can remove guns from someone who refuses to surrender his arms. This is a blatant violation of the 4th and 5th Amendment rights of gun owners. The law was approved by the legislature over the summer and signed by Governor Kate Brown on August 15. Gun rights groups tried but failed by the deadline to gather enough signatures for a petition to put the law on the November 2018 ballot, meaning the law will take effect as scheduled. Such a law makes a mockery of due process and shows that yes, there are those who want to take our guns and they will stop at nothing to do so.

Oct 25 03:34

Undermining America — Walter Williams on the criminal left

What goes unappreciated is just why America’s leftists’ movement attacks the Founders. If they can delegitimize the Founders themselves, it goes a long way toward their agenda of delegitimizing the founding principles of our nation. If the leftists can convince the nation that men such as George Washington, Thomas Jefferson and James Madison were good-for-nothing slave-owning racists, then their ideas can be more easily trashed. We find the greatest assaults on our founding documents on the nation’s college campuses.

Oct 25 03:24

US Mideast Wars — Are they forever?

Trump is being led to the Rubicon. If he crosses, he joins Bush II in the history books.

Oct 24 15:37

Olympus Forcing Users to Agree to Third-Party Cookie Ad Tracker

If I didn’t have the screenshots to prove it, you’d think I was making this story up. Olympus, the camera manufacturer, is blocking their own content unless you allow third-party ad tracking from a company called Criteo.

Oct 24 12:30

Missing Las Vegas Shooting Witness Shot Dead Outside Church

A key witness in the Las Vegas shooting massacre, who mysteriously vanished shortly after giving a statement that conflicted with the "official" narrative, has been shot dead outside a central Las Vegas Valley church.Chad Nishimura was a valet worker from the Mandalay Bay hotel, who parked the suspected Las Vegas shooting gunman's car, and gave an interview saying Stephen Paddock was a "normal guy" who "didn't have many bags".

Unable to confirm this.

Oct 24 10:18

Pressure' on US Needed to Solve N Korea Crisis Diplomatically – Peace Activist

Amid the ongoing tensions over North Korea, the US is reportedly preparing to put its nuclear-armed B-52 bombers back on 24-hour alert, a measure unseen since 1991. Arthur West, Chairman of the Scottish Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament, explained why this decision is rather dangerous and what should be done instead to resolve the crisis.
Sputnik: Despite North Korea making significant progress with their nuclear weapons program… is this necessarily the right response from the US? What affect will this move have on the already delicate situation?

Arthur West (AW): The response by the United States is deeply depressing. I’m afraid it’s a very worrying development and I think it could escalate tensions. The response should be concentrated on a diplomatic solution to the issues.

Sputnik: From your perspective, instead of this constant ‘one upping’ of each other from the US and North Korea, what should be done to alleviate tensions between North Korea and the West?

Webmaster's Commentary: 

West is entirely correct in his assessment here; unfortunately, just because something is the most pig-headedly, hamn-fistedly stupid thing the US government could do, is absolutely no guarantee that it won't do it.

North Korea is developing its nuclear arsenal as a deterrent to any possible first strike from the US, and have no illusions about precisely what President Trump meant, during his tirade at the UN, screaming death and destruction for North Korea as well as Iran.

But would Kim Jung Un use such missiles in a first strike scenario?!? The answer would be "HELL no!", because they understand that such a move would cause their country to be turned into molten glass by a US military counterstrike.

Oct 24 10:01

US House Intel Committee Announces Inquiry Into Obama-Era Russian Uranium Deal

S House Intelligence Committee Chair Devin Nunes told reporters on Tuesday that they are launching a probe of the Russian uranium deal, dating back to the presidency of Barack Obama.

"What we are going to announce today is [an] inquiry of Russia into the Uranium deal that was several years ago," Nunes stated, adding that "this is just the beginning of this probe."

Nunes has explained that the lawmakers were concerned why the Congress was not informed the 2010 Russian deal involving US uranium. The strategic uranium deal was approved by a committee made up of representatives of US government agencies, including the State Department, then headed by Hillary Clinton.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Drip...Drip...Drip...

Oct 24 09:50

Professor Claims Math, Algebra And Geometry Promote ‘White Privilege’

A University of Illinois math professor believes that algebra and geometry perpetuate “white privilege” because Greek terms give Caucasians unearned credit for the subject.

But that isn’t the professor’s only complaint. She also believes that evaluations for math proficiency perpetuates discrimination against minority students, if they do worse than their white counterparts.

Rochelle Gutierrez argues in a newly published math education book for teachers that they must be aware of the identity politics surrounding the subject of mathematics.

“On many levels, mathematics itself operates as Whiteness,” she argues with complete sincerity, according to Campus Reform. “Who gets credit for doing and developing mathematics, who is capable in mathematics, and who is seen as part of the mathematical community is generally viewed as White.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

ARE YOU FLIPPING KIDDING ME?!?

AND SOMEONE GAVE THIS WOMAN A LICENSE TO TEACH COLLEGE LEVEL MATH?!?

The very last thing any minority kid needs to contend with is "identity politics" coupled with mathematics.

And yes, all peoples, societies, and cultures should be looked upon positively for their contribution to the development of mathematics and science.

Kids learn differently; and if minority kids are having a hard time with math, they need subject enrichment, and positive reinforcement when they solve problems correctly. Nothing succeeds like success, and nothing fails like failure, particularly for a kid; therefore, creating a successful environment which engenders real "cognitive wins" for a child who is struggling with math is key.

Oct 24 09:39

Fusion GPS Says Subpoena For Its Bank Records Will ‘Ruin’ Its Business, Endanger Its Clients

The opposition research firm behind the Trump dossier says that a House Intelligence Committee subpoena seeking its bank records has a good chance of “ruining” its business, as well as of putting its clients’ safety at risk.

The firm, Fusion GPS, also argued in a late-night court filing that the subpoena, issued earlier this month for TD Bank, will have a “chilling” effect on the First Amendment and privacy rights of it and its clients.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

It is reasonable for this committee to see these documents; I believe that thinking Americans will want to understand who paid this company to come up with this tripe.

And perhaps, the leadership of the company should have though about the potential for ruin BEFORE getting this document penned; of course, to some of the elite in DC, they believe that there will never be consequences for their actions.... until there are.

Oct 24 09:24

What’s Going on in Niger? America’s Unspoken War against sub-Saharan Africa

Few Americans know anything about the country. They’re minimally knowledgeable geographically about nations only when Washington goes to war – testimony to public ignorance, a national disgrace in a nation where it’s simple to stay informed by following reliable independent online sources.

Niger is landlocked in central northwest Africa, nearly twice the size of France territorially. It’s the world’s fifth largest source of uranium, its fourth largest producer, reason enough for America’s presence.

Its other valued resources include coal, iron ore, tin, phosphates, gold, molybdenum, gypsum, salt and oil – with at least 40 billion barrels of proved reserves, perhaps multiples this amount, it’s believed, along with plentiful natural gas.

Niger became newsworthy with reports of militants killing four US special forces, the Pentagon saying little about what happened.

Oct 24 09:21

George W. Bush Receives a Character Award at West Point: Duty, Honor, Atrocity

In George W. Bush’s home state of Texas, if you are an ordinary citizen found guilty of capital murder, the mandatory sentence is either life in prison or the death penalty. If, however, you are a former president of the United States responsible for initiating two illegal wars of aggression, which killed 7,000 U.S. servicemen and at least 210,000 civilians, displaced more than 10 million people from their homes, condoned torture, initiated a global drone assassination campaign, and imprisoned people for years without substantive evidence or trial in Guantanamo Bay, the punishment evidently is to be given the Thayer Award at West Point.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Lord, please, NO! This is absoflippinglutely unbelievable, and a terrible dishonor to the award, and what it stands for, to have been awarded to the American war criminal, President Bush.

Oct 24 09:12

Trump’s Iran Obsession and the War on Yemen

The Trump administration is reportedly preparing to make our government’s already indefensible Yemen policy worse, and they want to do it for this lousy reason:

Coupled with Iran’s proximity to the Strait of Hormuz in the Persian Gulf, the Houthi missile transfers have raised concerns that Tehran may be positioning itself to control two crucial energy chokepoints in the region.

This is why Yemen is now “front and center” in the administration’s new Iran strategy, according to a senior advisor who helped draft it.

Whatever the U.S. does next in Yemen, it won’t “roll back Iran” because Iran isn’t there to be rolled back. If the Trump administration falls for this, they will be dragging the U.S. deeper into an unnecessary war that will do nothing to Iran. Instead, it will continue our shameful policy of helping to inflict death and destruction on Yemenis that have done nothing to us.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Folks, the government and military of your country are colluding with Saudi Arabian troops in warcrimes, and genocide in Yemen; it is just that simple, period, end of discussion.

I don't know about you, but I really,morally despise being a citizen of a country committing war crimes. Mike and I are too old, and too broke, to immigrate, but if we could, we certainly would; there are other, morally civilised countries in this world which absolutely do not engage in this behaviour.

Oct 24 09:02

Are Our Mideast Wars Forever?

As their U.S. allies watched, the Kurdish peshmerga fighters were run out of Kirkuk and all the territory they had captured fighting ISIS alongside the Americans. The Iraqi army that ran them out was trained and armed by the United States.

The U.S. had warned the Kurds against holding the referendum on independence on Sept. 25, which carried with 92 percent. Iran and Turkey had warned against an independent Kurdistan that could be a magnet for Kurdish minorities in their own countries.

But the Iraqi Kurds went ahead. Now they have lost Kirkuk and its oil, and their dream of independence is all but dead.

More troubling for America is the new reality revealed by the rout of the peshmerga. Iraq, which George W. Bush and the neocons were going to fashion into a pro-Western democracy and American ally, appears to be as close to Iran as it is to the United States.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The American people have grown infinitely more war-weary and more war-sceptical than at any other time I have observed them, since the Vietnam War era.

I seriously doubt that they will support more wars, when our existing ones in places like Iraq; Niger; Somalia; Afghanistan; Syria; and Yemen are going so generally horribly badly.

That Iran should become politically dominant in Baghdad, Beiruit, or Damascus, is one of the unintended consequences of a number of poorly thought out and ill conceived war scenarios, dating back to the Bush era, which did not account for for the potential hazards of getting involved militarily in the region the first place. And despite all the cheerleading from Israel's Netanyahu and Saudi Arabia's Prince Salman regarding regime change in Tehran, such a move would most likely box the US government into another no-win situation, as is the current US/NATO occupation of Afghanistan.

The primary charactarization of US foreign policy over the last 16 years has to be that of magical thinking, which had absolutely zero basis in reality, but the horrific costs, in American blood and money, have been all too real.

In looking at the corporate US-presstitute demonization I am seeing of both Russia and Iran, it looks as though President Trump is ultimately looking to wage wars against both these countries; I just hope he understands that our military cannot fight both at the same time, although that is what will happen if he attacks Iran, because Russia's mllitary and civilian leadership have long pledged to defend it if it is attacked militarily.

I would like to politely point out that as a result of assisting Syria against its jihadis, Russia has earned the envy of the world in terms of its weaponry, and how well it has functioned in real-world combat conditions; the US has the Lockheed-Martin F-35 to offer, which is still incapable of working as advertised, no matter how many billions of dollars the DOD has thrown at it.

The Occupied, Unhinged Surveilled State of Amerika, at this moment the 21st century, has become a true rogue nation, and one that no nation in its collective right mind could possibly trust to keep its word; look at what President Trump has just done with the P5+1 agreement, as an example. The only way it seems to get its way, is through hubristic bellicosity, lies, and war, rather than hard-won, moral negotiations.

I would like to hope that the White House, Congress, State Department and Pentagon have the capability to think through their next moves in the in the Middle East through very thoroughly, and carefully; The next moves here, if not done with extreme care and caution, could well spark a Third World.

Oct 24 08:29

US Airstrike Kills 14 Civilians in Eastern Syria

US warplanes attacked the Qusur District of Syria’s city of Deir Ezzor, a government-held area in the nation’s far east, killing at least 14 civilians and wounding 32 others, according to reports.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported that 22 civilians had been killed in the attack. The US has not commented on the incident yet, but spokesman Col. Dillon promised to “check the reports.”

He said there would be “no reason” for the US to attack the city, as neither the US nor its Kurdish allies are operating in the area. That, of course, is not exactly a denial, and it’s unclear if we’ll hear about it again soon.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I do not know what the Vegas odds are of the US and Russian engaging in direct military conflict in Syria; but my guess is, we are right on the keening edge of this happening, if the US keeps attacking this sovererign nation, against which the US government has not declared war, and which has not invited this country to assist them in getting rid of their jihadist rebels.

Oct 24 08:21

US MERCENARIES, IRAQI HIGHWAYS AND THE MYSTERY OF THE NEVER-ENDING ISIS HORDES

Maps of the conflict stretching over the last several years show clear corridors used to reinforce IS positions, leading primarily from Turkey’s southern border and to a lesser extent, from Jordan’s borders.

However, another possible vector may be desert highways in Iraq’s western Anbar province where US military contractors are allegedly to “provide security” as well as build gas stations and rest areas. These highways contributed to the current conflict and still serve as a hotbed for state–sponsored terrorism. Whether these US-controlled and -improved highways pose a significant threat for a reorganized effort by the US and its regional allies to divide and destroy Iraq and Syria seems all but inevitable.

The Islamic State’s de facto invasion of Syria and Iraq was a more massive and dramatic replay of an earlier surge of foreign militants into the region, following the 2003 US invasion of Iraq.

Oct 24 08:08

Senators ‘Stunned’ to Learn US Has 1,000 Troops in Niger

With Pentagon officials offering the first details on the Niger ambush incident, they also revealed details about the ongoing US war in Niger, including the revelation that there is an ongoing US war in Niger. Nobody seems to have known about it.

Especially not those whose job it is to know. Senate Armed Services Committee members confirmed they were “stunned” by the revelation, and had no idea that the US had upwards of 1,000 ground troops operating inside Niger.

Gen. Joe Dunford presented this military operation as being targeted at an ISIS affiliate inside Niger, and the suggestion is that the 2001 Authorization for the Use of Military Force (AUMF) in Afghanistan is serving as the legal justification.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

And, while Congress is in its "stunned" mode, barking its innocence of this military confrontation, one might well ask them why the US government and military are enabling Saudi War Crimes in Yemen, which is an unfolding human catastrophe, featuring the assassination of innocents, including women and children; the starvation of the Yemeni people, courtesy of a joint US/Saudi blockade of Yemeni ports; and the increasingly horrific spread of (potentially weaponized) cholera in Yemen, about which no one can seem to do anything, because the country is so unstable.

Oct 24 07:57

BOOM: THE CLINTONS, US URANIUM, PUTIN, AND THE FBI

Consider this plot line. Follow the bouncing ball.

Putin wants 20% of uranium on US soil. That 20% is already owned by a Canadian mining company.

The Canadian executives want to sell it to Putin.

But because uranium is a US “national security” product, various US federal agencies have to OK the deal. One of those agencies is the US State Department.

The State Department is headed up by Hillary Clinton. Her Department says yes to the uranium deal.

The kicker? Those Canadian mining executives, who wanted the sale to Putin to go through, donated millions to the Clinton Foundation.

Getting the picture?

On April 23, 2015, the NY Times ran a story under the headline: Cash Flowed to Clinton Foundation Amid Russian Uranium Deal.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The real "Russian collusion" happened under President Obama's and Secretary of State Clinton's watch, and fattened the coffers of the Clinton Foundation (translation: the Clinton's personal fortune) immesurably.

For all the evil and destruction for this country in which both Clintons have been so intimately involved, there seems to be very little outrage,almost zero coverage by the corporate presstitues, and absolutely no consequences....until perhaps at this moment.

But the independent media needs to focus on this story like a lazer, to absolutely discredit anything coming out of the mouths of both Bill and Hillary Clinton for the rest of their miserable lives, and enabling the Democratic Party to come to the collective realisation that they are both live liabilities, to be shunned as though they had the plague.

Not getting heard, or not getting any air time from any outlet, ever again, because their credibility was completely smashed into smithereens, would be the most just form of punishment possible for these two; they will wither without the public spotlight in their faces, and a microphone in front of them.

Oct 24 07:33

PENTAGON USES NIGER AMBUSH TO BOLSTER AFRICOM MILITARY BUDGET

The October 4 ambush in Niger that killed four US Special Forces members forced the Pentagon to admit that they had been routinely carrying out ground patrols inside Niger, but African command (AFRICOM) may be cashing in on the incident.

With the revelation that there are US military operations ongoing in Niger and countless other countries, AFRICOM is noting that they’d requested a lot more military equipment than they got, and some of that might conceivably have come in handy during the ambush.

The US special forces were, after all, sent out in unarmored vehicles, with no air surveillance, and no way of evacuating if a problem happened. Instead of questioning why they sent troops into such dangerous circumstances in the first place, officials just say it proves they should’ve been given way more equipment.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The US military is in Niger for the same reasons the Occupied, Unhinged, Surveilled States of Amerika have military installations placed all over the world: to control iNiger's natural resources, and insure those resources are only sold for US dollars.

Natural resources of Niger: uranium, coal, iron ore, tin, phosphates, gold, molybdenum, gypsum, salt, petroleum

Oct 24 07:25

IF YOU WANT TO UNDERSTAND THE NEXT 10 YEARS, STUDY SPAIN

Some of you may be confused as to why a U.S. citizen living in Colorado has become so completely obsessed with what’s going on in Spain. Bear with me, there’s a method to my madness.

I believe what’s currently happening in Spain represents a crucial microcosm for what we’ll see sweep across the entire planet over the next ten years. Some of you will want to have a discussion about who’s right and who’s wrong in this particular affair, but that’s besides the point. It doesn’t matter which side you favor, what matters is that Madrid/Catalonia is an example of the forces of centralization duking it out with forces of decentralization.

Oct 24 07:15

WHY ARE MERCENARIES FIGHTING AMERICA'S WARS?

Conflict has become big business, and nations are paying mercenaries millions to be their boots on the ground.

Watch more AJ+ In-Depth: http://ajplus.co/ajindepth

Recent wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have made private military contracting a multi-billion-dollar industry. Mercenaries have been around for centuries, but they have emerged from the shadows thanks to increased demand for contractors from countries like the U.S. and Russia. Now, the Trump administration has reached out to individuals with a stake in the industry – like Erik Prince and Stephen Feinberg – for advice with their Afghanistan strategy. This Sunday on AJ+, we explore the dangers of a world with more professional soldiers.

Learn more here:

New York Times. “Trump Aides Recruited Businessmen to Devise Options for Afghanistan.” https://www.nytimes.com/2017/07/10/world/asia/trump-afghanistan-policy...

Webmaster's Commentary: 

There will be a point past which mercs cannot take the present and future wars the Occupied, Unhinged Surveilled States of America are fighting.

The return of the draft (for both our young men and young women) is coming ; it is only a question of when, augmented, of course, with robosoldiers who feel neither pain, nor conscience

Robots in War: the next weapons of mass destruction.

US Army Future Most Advanced Robots DARPA Real Terminator Battle US Military Robots Full Documentary

Oct 23 15:23

Catalonia crisis to BREAK UP EU? Bloc 'could FALL APART if Spain installs puppet regime'

Catalan Minister for Foreign Affairs, Institutional Relations and Transparency, Raul Romeva, speaking on BBC Radio 4’s news and current affairs programme, said: “How can the European Union democracies be credible if they allow the Spanish government to take control of Catalonia?”

Mr Romeva added: “How can the European Union live with that situation? How can EU democracy survive? And how can they be credible if they allow this to happen?

“We cannot simply keep blind and deaf to that. It is an [attack] on democracy. We are defending in Catalonia the principles, the values, that we supposedly are defending in the European Union.”

Oct 23 14:16

Why Are Mercenaries Fighting America's Wars?

Recent wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have made private military contracting a multi-billion-dollar industry. Mercenaries have been around for centuries, but they have emerged from the shadows thanks to increased demand for contractors from countries like the U.S. and Russia. Now, the Trump administration has reached out to individuals with a stake in the industry – like Erik Prince and Stephen Feinberg – for advice with their Afghanistan strategy. This Sunday on AJ+, we explore the dangers of a world with more professional soldiers.

Oct 23 12:20

FACEBOOK TESTS ‘PAY TO PLAY’ NEWS

Watch out, publishers: a nightmare scenario for Facebook may soon be a reality.

Oct 23 11:55

Tillerson Demands Iran "Militias" Leave Iraq As Fighting Against ISIS "Comes To A Close"

One week after we reported that the head of Iran's elite Revolutionary Guard (which two weeks ago was designated by the US as a terrorist organization), Qassem Soleimani, was observed in Erbil last Sunday where he met with Kurdistan regional president Barzani to "discuss" the growing crisis - the latest indication of Iran's surging influence in the region - and just days before Iraq sent in troops assisted by Iranian militia into Iraq's Kurdish region, which promptly regained control over the oil-rich Kirkuk region, on Sunday Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said that Iranian "militias" need to leave Iraq as the fight against Islamic State militants was coming to an end.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Let's take a look at a map of Iran:

Iran and surrounding countries

IF the US military is planning a strike against Iran, they will need all Iranian militia out of Iraq, if they are looking to base some military actions against Iran from Iraq, with which it shares a border.

Additionally, the SDF, which recently captured the Syrian city of Raqqah, are refusing to turn it over to the Syrian government; SDF refuses to hand Raqqah over to the Syrian government

It is conceivably possible that the US military is thinking about using Raqqah a "base" for both operations against the Syrian government and Iran.

But I would politely suggest that the US government and military think twice about an attempted decap against Tehran; Russia has long stated that should Iran be attacked militarily, Russia will come to its aid.

And BTW, what specific charges does Secretary of State Tillerson hold against Iran's Revolutionary Guard?!? Sir, if you expect young Americans to die to neutralize Israel's "existential enemy du jour", I believe American mothers and fathers need a reason for this to happen, not just unspeicified accusations.

Oct 23 11:32

The Pentagon Wants Drone 'Swarms' to Support Infantry

In the near future, US Army and Marine Corps infantry squads could march into battle behind swarms of hundreds of flying and crawling drones.

At least, that's the plan. On October 12, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency—the Pentagon's fringe-science wing—asked robot-developers to submit ideas for tactics and technologies that could allow small infantry units to deploy swarms of 250 or more robots.

The swarms must function "in built-up areas up to eight city blocks in size over mission durations of up to six hours," according to Dr. Timothy Chung, the program manager.

Chung's Offensive Swarm-Enabled Tactics initiative—a.k.a, OFFSET—overlaps conceptually with a separate military effort to deploy large formations of small drones from fighter jets. OFFSET also dovetails with DARPA's Squad-X program, which is trying to outfit infantry squads with better communications, sensors, and weapons.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Why do I get the sickening feeling in the pit of my stomach that these weapons will be deployed domestically, before they are deployed internationally?!?

The American Military has plans for this country's future, if protests erumpt anywhere, and they are not pretty.

Pentagon plans for mass civil breakdown

Army Manual Outlines Plan to Kill Rioters

US military planning to put down domestic disturbances

The Police State is Here, If You Cannot See it, You are Asleep

US Has been preparing to turn
America into a military dictatorship

Pentagon Admits it has been planning for massive civil unrest

And please remember; the domestic terrorist organisation, ANTIFA, has promised brutal and violent riots around the country to (in their extreme lunatic fantasy) remove President Trump and Vice President Pence from office.

If you live in a densely populated urban area, you might want to think about getting out of town on the 4th of November, their dates for their riots, for the weekend. IF you do not, shelter in place, with lots of food, water, meds for yourselves, and your pets, and just not go out, because the risk may be too great to going out and get surrounded by this madness.

Oct 23 11:30

Pentagon Uses Niger Ambush To Bolster AFRICOM Military Budget

The October 4 ambush in Niger that killed four US Special Forces members forced the Pentagon to admit that they had been routinely carrying out ground patrols inside Niger, but African command (AFRICOM) may be cashing in on the incident.

Oct 23 11:21

Former Presidents Come Together for Photo-Op As Internet Forgets They’re ALL War Criminals

Five former presidents of the United States came together for a hurricane relief benefit, and their photo-op with musician Lady Gaga led to a surprising reaction—the Internet loved it! Not only did the public put politics aside, it also seems to have forgotten about all of the things these men have done to give them a very different title: War Criminal.

Oct 23 10:30

Trump’s Fed picks? More of the same!

This week President Trump revealed his final five candidates for Federal Reserve chair. Disappointingly, but not surprisingly, all five have strong ties to the financial and political establishment. The leading candidates are former Federal Reserve governor and Morgan Stanley banker Kevin Warsh and current Fed governor, former investment banker, Carlyle Group partner, and George H.W. Bush administration official Jerome Powell. Gary Cohn, current director of the president’s National Economic Council and former president of Goldman Sachs, is also on Trump’s list.

Oct 23 10:28

US NOW ADMITS SYRIAN "REBELS" HAVE USED CHEMICAL WEAPONS

rom the first moment chemical weapons were used on the Syrian battlefield, the American public was led to believe that only one side could possibly be responsible. The constant refrain in the echo chamber of US government officials and the mainstream media was that only the Assad government possessed chemical stockpiles and the technological capability of deploying such heinous weapons, therefore blame for each and every chemical attack from Ghouta to Khan Sheikhoun was laid at the feet of Assad and the Syrian military.

And yet last Wednesday, for the first time, the US State Department casually dropped an important admission into its official Syria travel warning for American citizens: that the core rebel group currently operating in northwest Syria not only possesses but has used chemical weapons - to the point that the State Department considers it a major enough threat to publicly warn citizens about.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

It appears to me that the only thing at which the Occupied Unhinged Surveilled States of Amerika excel is lying to the American public; or attempting to lie, as demonstrated by this article.

Narratives are always driven by agendas, and this issue of rebels using poison gas, was utter kryptonite to this government; so it lied, saying it was Bashar Al Assad's military which did this, when in fact, it was not.

Oct 23 10:19

The Pentagon Wants Drone 'Swarms' to Support Infantry: DARPA asked robot-developers for a way to let small infantry units deploy swarms of 250 or more robots in urban areas.

In the near future, US Army and Marine Corps infantry squads could march into battle behind swarms of hundreds of flying and crawling drones.

At least, that's the plan. On October 12, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency—the Pentagon's fringe-science wing—asked robot-developers to submit ideas for tactics and technologies that could allow small infantry units to deploy swarms of 250 or more robots.

The swarms must function "in built-up areas up to eight city blocks in size over mission durations of up to six hours," according to Dr. Timothy Chung, the program manager.

Chung's Offensive Swarm-Enabled Tactics initiative—a.k.a, OFFSET—overlaps conceptually with a separate military effort to deploy large formations of small drones from fighter jets. OFFSET also dovetails with DARPA's Squad-X program, which is trying to outfit infantry squads with better communications, sensors, and weapons.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Why am I getting that very queasy feeling that before these drones are deployed domestically, before they are deployed internationally?!?

US Military's Plan to Take Over America


Trump to undo Obama-era limits on military-style gear for US police

Army manual outlines plan to kill rioters

US military prepares for economic collapse

Images: US Militry plans for domestic rioting

And please, remember: on 4 November (one week from this coming Saturday) the domestic terrorist group, ANTIFA, has threatened to riot, violently, across the USA as a way (in their fantasy) of removing President Trump and Vice President Pence from office.

IF you and your family live in a dense urban neighborhood on or before that Saturday, you may want to head to the most remote area you know; failing that, shelter in place, to avoid the violence that ANTIFA has promised its alleged "betrayers" who voted for President Trump, rather than Clinton,

Oct 23 10:01

CATALAN SEPARATISTS PLAN HUMAN SHIELD, "CIVIL DISOBEDIENCE" TO BLOCK SPANISH TAKEOVER

If Spain hoped that Catalonia would willingly and cheerfully hand over control over the separatist region to Madrid after Rajoy announced on Saturday that the Spanish government will fire Catalan leaders and force new elections in 6 months, he may be disappointed. According to Bloomberg, Catalan separatists are "mobilizing a human shield" to block efforts by Spanish authorities to take control of the breakaway region as both sides prepare to escalate the political conflict beyond what may soon be a point of no return.

The dramatic Catalan action is in response to Rajoy's shocing announcement on Saturday, when he disclosed plans to clear out the entire separatist administration in Barcelona and take control of key institutions including public media and the regional police force, the Mossos d’Esquadra. Spain’s chief prosecutor said that if Puigdemont declares independence he would face as much as 30 years in jail and signaled that he could be arrested immediately.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This could get very nasty very quickly.

Spanish Prime Minister Rajoy has proven himself to be no friend of peaceful, quiet, and forthright negotiations with the Catalonians, and will introduce as much brute force in this process as he thinks he can get away with, in order to coerce Catalonian leadership away from their declared independence.

But I would like to politely suggest to his advisors in the Spanish government, that it should be prepared for this brutality against the Catalonian people to be seen around the world, 24/7, and the optics of such tactics are going to reek to high heaven, particularly when the first fatality happens, and I am almost willing to bet you that there will be fatalities, to break up this human sheild.

Oct 23 09:53

Bill Clinton sought State’s permission to meet with Russian nuclear official during Obama uranium decision

As he prepared to collect a $500,000 payday in Moscow in 2010, Bill Clinton sought clearance from the State Department to meet with a key board director of the Russian nuclear energy firm Rosatom — which at the time needed the Obama administration’s approval for a controversial uranium deal, government records show.

Arkady Dvorkovich, a top aide to then-Russian President Dmitri Medvedev and one of the highest-ranking government officials to serve on Rosatom’s board of supervisors, was listed on a May 14, 2010, email as one of 15 Russians the former president wanted to meet during a late June 2010 trip, the documents show.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Uranium One was all about the Russian money, and about selling their brother and sister Americans out of control of this uranium for a given period of time.

And the Clintons are certainly adept at taking money - any country's money -as was well proven with Chinagate.

Chinagate and the Clintons

Oct 23 09:46

ABC, NBC Maintain Clinton-Uranium Blackout, CBS Finds It 5 Days Late

Dickerson brought up the Clinton-Uranium scandal during an interview with Oklahoma Republican Senator James Lankford. After prefacing that the Senate Intelligence Committee, which Lankford sits on, could choose to review the FBI’s findings or investigate the accusations themselves, he asked the Senator:

You're looking into the Russian influence in the election, there have been reports this week about Russian efforts to try to influence the Obama administration and try to influence perhaps Hillary Clinton through donations to the Clinton Foundation with respect to the purchase of uranium. Is that something that the intelligence committee should look at, that you're interested in looking at?

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I think that this will be a start of a trend, because the independent media (such as WRH) came out to it as quickly as the information was common knowledge (for anyone who cared to look at it), and the presstitute media, for the sake of its own financial survival, cannot be seen as either sugar coating it or ignoring it in the long run.

Oct 23 09:36

MUELLER INVESTIGATING PODESTA GROUP IN CONNECTION WITH RUSSIA PROBE

Tony Podesta and his firm, the Podesta Group, are now under federal investigation by FBI Special Counsel Robert Mueller in connection with the Russia investigation, three sources told NBC News.

The Podesta Group was subpoenaed in late August along with four other public relations firms who worked with former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort during a 2012-2014 lobbying effort for a pro-Ukraine think tank – the European Centre for a Modern Ukraine (ECMU) – tied to former Ukrainian president Viktor Yanukovych.

Yanukovych fled from Ukraine to Russia after he was unseated in a 2014 coup.

Two of the subpoenaed firms include Paul Manafort’s Mercury, LLC and the Podesta Group, founded by John and Tony Podesta and operated by the latter.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

IF these allegations prove true, the investigation has no where to go, except going to point back to Hillary Clinton's Russian collusion over the Uranium One deal, struck when whe was President Obama's Secretary of State.

And those loud banging and crunching you hear from the offices of The Podesta Group are massive amounts of data shredding and attempted hard drive demolitions!! :-)

Oct 23 08:52

HOW THE ISRAELI LOBBY IS ASSAULTING OUR FREEDOM OF SPEECH

The First Amendment squarely protects the right to boycott. Lately, though, a legislative assault on that right has been spreading through the United States – designed to stamp out constitutionally protected boycotts of Israel…

Oct 23 08:50

The First Amendment is Under Serious Assault in Order to Stifle Anti-Israel Boycotts

Assaults on freedom speech can be found in many aspects of American life these days, but one specific area that isn’t getting the attention it deserves relates to boycotts against Israel. Increasingly, we’re seeing various regional governments requiring citizens to agree to what essentially amounts to a loyalty pledge to a foreign government in order to participate in or receive government services.

I’m going to highlight two troubling examples of this, both covered by Israeli paper Haaretz.

Oct 22 08:43

The Real Danger of Refusing to Certify the Iran Deal

President Trump’s decision not to certify the Iran nuclear deal is reckless and dangerous. By all accounts—including that of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), America’s European allies, the U.S. intelligence community and Trump’s national security team—Iran has complied with the restrictive terms of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) and significantly rolled back its nuclear program, while subjecting itself to the most intrusive inspections regime in the world.
Undermining a successful nonproliferation agreement in this way isolates America, sows doubt about its credibility and trustworthiness, signals to other rogue regimes, like North Korea, the imperative of a nuclear deterrent, and worst of all, needlessly puts the United States and Iran back on the road to confrontation.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Unfortunately, the hubristic rantings of one of Trump's "President Whisperers", Israel's Bibi Nentanyahu, have driven President Trump over the edge of reason, and into a closed mindset that only a successful, regime-changing war against Iran will stop it from developing nuclear weapons past the point of no return.

There are three major factors absent President Trump's calculus on this; first, that Russia will, most certainly, come to Iran's aid if militarily attacked.

Secondly, the people of this country have become war weary and war sceptical about yet another potential military misadventure in the Middle East or other places, when the wars in Afghanistan; Iraq; Yemen; Libya; and Niger, continue to go horribly badly for this country.

And third, and perhaps most importantly, although President Trump has been getting much cheerleading for a potential attack against Iran by Israel and Saudi Arabia, the horrific costs of such an invasion will be borne only in American blood and American money.

As a businessman, President Trump needs, right now, to be thinking cost/benefit ratio for such a war; if he does not, the potential harm to this country, from such an attempted invasion and occupation if the US doesn't win it, will be extraordinary bad.

Oct 22 08:22

FORGET ISIS, "GOVERNMENT CORRUPTION" TOPS AMERICANS' BIGGEST FEARS

Webmaster's Commentary: 

With government corruption being American's number 1 fear, it appears that our brother and sister Americans are waking up to a very real, concrete problem for this country.

At this moment in time, after having posted so long to WRH, I fully expect governmental officials to consistently lie to me, and rake off as much profits as they can possibly can by gaming the system in their direction.

Oct 22 08:16

"IT COULD OPEN A PANDORA'S BOX": ITALY'S 2 RICHEST REGIONS ARE VOTING IN HISTORIC AUTONOMY REFERENDUMS

Voters in Italy's two wealthiest northern regions of Lombardy and Veneto are voting on Sunday in referendums for greater autonomy from Rome, in which a positive outcome could fan regional tensions in Europe at a time when neighboring Spain is cracking down to prevent Catalonia from breaking away.

Lombardy, which includes Milan, and Veneto, which houses the tourist powerhouse Venice, are home to around a quarter of Italy's population and account for 30% of Italy's economy, the Eurozone's third largest. Unlike Catalonia, the consultative votes are only the beginning of a process which could over time lead to powers being devolved from Rome. Also unlike Catalonia, which held an independence referendum on Oct. 1 despite it being ruled unconstitutional, the Italian referendums are within the law. Like Catalonia, however, Lombardy and Veneto complain they pay far more in taxes than they receive.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I have a sense that the referendum will be overwhelmingly positive, and be a step toward more autonomy from Rome.

Oct 21 14:11

Texas goes GAFI, hurricane relief stipulates swearing loyalty to Israel

GAFI = Grabs ankles for Israel

Oct 21 10:41

Sane Progressive Shows How Las Vegas Shooting Was Staged Right Before Our Eyes

Very credible analysis explaining the fake Las Vegas shooting, using crisis actors. The only victims were the patsy Paddock and a few truth tellers.

Oct 21 10:13

"The Police Just F**ked My Life" - Alabamians Outraged As Civil Asset Forfeitures Soar

The morning of June 29, 2010, began much like any other day for Frank Ranelli, the owner of FAR Computers in Ensley, Alabama. Ranelli, who had owned his computer repair business just outside of Birmingham for more than two decades, was doing some paperwork in his windowless office when he heard loud banging on the front door. Within a matter of moments Ranelli was placed under arrest and all of the computer equipment in his store, much of which belonged to customers, had been confiscated by Alabama police never to be returned. Per AL.com:

Within moments, a Homewood police sergeant had declared a room full of customers' computers, merchandise and other items "stolen goods," Ranelli recalled. He ordered his officers to "arrest them all," according to Ranelli, who was cuffed and taken to the Homewood jail along with two of his shop employees.

Oct 21 09:34

Facespook! Social media giant becomes arm of US intel

Facebook, the world’s top social media platform, is reportedly seeking to hire hundreds of employees with US national security clearance licenses. Purportedly with the aim of weeding out “fake news” and “foreign meddling” in elections.

If that plan, reported by Bloomberg, sounds sinister, that’s because it is. For what it means is that people who share the same worldview as US intelligence agencies, the agencies who formulate classified information, will have a direct bearing on what millions of consumers on Facebook are permitted to access.

Oct 21 09:21

FLASHBACK - The Death of Vincent Foster

This is the story that nobody dares touch. This is the story that ended my career in Hollywood back in 1994.

Despite having reported the discovery of Dr. Haut's signed report confirming the existence of a second wound to Vincent Foster's neck, radio host Rush Limbaugh to this very day refers to Vincent Foster's death as a suicide.

Even Matt Drudge, when presented with the FBI records proving that the FBI fraudulently manufactured Lisa Foster's recognition of the gun found at Fort Marcy Park, refused to get involved, opting instead for a story accusing Sidney Blumenthal of domestic violence (for which Drudge was then sued and made famous).

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I figure with the Uranium One deal finally breaking into corporate media (at least FOX) it is time to look back at all the crimes of the Clintons.

Oct 21 09:11

3 Stories That Show Big Brother is Alive and Well

Practically anybody could be indicted for a crime if enough investigation went into their lives. There are so many laws, that we can’t go a day without breaking some statute.

Of course, most of us are not popular enough to draw the attention of U.S. prosecutors. But that is how they keep “the little guy” in line, by making examples out of the government’s enemies.

Reports indicate that Robert Mueller is on a fishing expedition to indict members of Trump’s team. If he can’t find any crimes, he will twist the law until something fits. Mueller and his team have done this in the past.

That’s the state of “justice” in America.

Oct 21 08:26

China to ‘Compel’ Saudi Arabia to Trade Oil in Yuan – Ending Petrodollar as World Reserve Currency

The jig is up for the NWO gang that murdered JFK back in 1963 and has run America into the ground ever since.Their day is ending!

This week, a leading economist predicted a major paradigm shift, as Carl Weinberg, chief economist and managing director at High Frequency Economics told CNBC that China will “compel” Saudi Arabia to abandon the petrodollar, and instead, begin trading oil in yuan—a move he says is likely to precipitate the rest of the oil market following suit and abandoning the U.S. dollar as the global reserve currency.

Weinberg noted that China is poised to clearly dominate the global landscape in terms of oil demand since surpassing the U.S. as the “biggest oil importer on the planet,” adding that Saudi Arabia will “pay attention to this because even as much as one or two years from now, Chinese demand will dwarf U.S. demand.”

Oct 20 13:30

Neocon Nikki Haley’s Anti-Iran Rage: Prelude to War?

Neocon Nikki Haley is Trump’s leading administration antagonist, notably on North Korea and Iran. Her hostile early September address on the Islamic Republic before the hawkish American Enterprise Institute preceded Trump’s decertification of the JCPOA nuclear deal – an international treaty the president defied by his action.

Haley’s address was a deplorable litany of beginning-to-end Big Lies. On Wednesday during a Security Council open debate on the Middle East, she was at it again.

Her remarks included a long laundry list of long ago discredited canards.

Washington, Israel, and its sinister AIPAC lobby resent Iranian sovereign independence, its military strength solely for defense – an obstacle to Israeli regional dominance, along with America’s presence.

Were Haley’s hostile Wednesday remarks prelude for initiating diabolical Trump administration plans ahead, including naked aggression against the country – nuclear deal decertification a starter for what’s to come?

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I am sure that Haley's strongest qualifications for the job as Bimbobassador to the UN, was her unswavering, slavish affection for Israel, allowing her to believe that this country can do no wrong, and an absolute, nearly pathological inability to look at facts, and make intelligent conclusions from a review of the facts.

A thinking Ambassador to the UN would be loathe to be condemn both North Korea and Iran for trying to defend their countries, and would be condemning Israel's flagrant collective punishment of the Palestinians; unfortunately, that is not what we have in Ambassador Haley, and the world may suffer terribly from this.

Oct 20 13:20

Israeli Forces Ransack, Shut Down Palestinian Media Companies

The Israeli occupation forces at predawn time Wednesday shut down and ransacked the headquarters of Palestinian media production companies, citing incitement reasons, during raids in Ramallah, Nablus, al-Khalil, and Bethlehem, in the West Bank.

The Israeli army stormed the headquarters of TransMedia, PalMedia, and Ramsat news agencies in al-Khalil, Ramallah, Nablus, and Bethlehem, before they seized their equipment. The army shut down the offices of TransMedia and PalMedia for six months under a military order.

The occupation soldiers had rolled into Nablus at the crack of dawn in over 30 military vehicles and ransacked the offices of PalMedia and TransMedia before they sealed them off with red wax and metal plates.

At the same time, violent clashes burst out in al-Shuhadaa Square, where the Israeli forces attacked Palestinian protesters with heavy spates of bullet fire and teargas canisters. A Palestinian youth sustained bullet injuries and dozens more choked on teargas.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Wow, you don't think, possibly, the Israeli Army shut down the Palestinian free press because it was speaking the truth about the occupation, always translated is "incitement"?!?

That's how the Israeli government rolls.

Oct 20 13:08

CIA Chief: North Korea on Cusp of Ability to Hit US With Nukes

Pompeo warned that North Korea’s progress is so quick now that there’s no way to predict when they’ll succeed, adding “you’re now talking about months” and that a “detailed level” of precision is irrelevant.

North Korea has been very public about wanting this capacity for a nuclear retaliation against the US as a way to deter constant US threats for attacks. Officials have even suggested North Korea is loathe to talk with the US until they have this capacity, to blunt the threat of a US attack as a negotiating tactic.

Despite North Korea being on the verge of having a capacity that should make US strikes unthinkable, Pompeo said the US should continue to keep the possibility of attacking on the table.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The huge war exercises between South Korea and the US has, theoretically ended as of today.

So what happens when these military resources are out of the North Korean Peninsula?!?

38north.org, a highly respected organisation under the auspices of John Hopkins University, has nothing, recently, about the North Korean having moved any of their missiles to their launch site for a test.

I frankly think that Kim Jung Un will not do anything with his missiles, until he and his nuclear scientists are absolutely sure that they have a missile which can actually hit the US East Coast; at that point, he may be ready to negotiate with the United States, from a position of strength.

Oct 20 13:00

More than 1,800 civilians killed overall in defeat of ISIS at Raqqa, say monitors

US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces have announced the capture of Raqqa from so called Islamic State (ISIS) fighters — and while Coalition officials say small pockets of resistance remain, it is now possible to assess the significant civilian toll of the four month battle.

Some 200,000 civilians by some estimates were in the city when operations to dislodge ISIS began on June 6th. Though the SDF and Coalition appeared at times to give conflicting instructions to civilians, most were able to flee – including several thousand during the last week of fighting, following an agreement that also saw the surrender and evacuation of around 275 ISIS fighters.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

President Trump campaigned on not only killing ISIS, but their families as well; we can see that demonstrated these huge numbers of casualties in Racca, where the US was absolutely not invited by the Syrian government to fight ISIS, but became, instead, an enabler for proxy jihadists.

Oct 20 12:42

Taliban Destroys Afghan Army Base in Kandahar

A major Taliban attack in Afghanistan’s Kandahar Province has resulted in the destruction of an entire Afghan Army base, and the deaths of at least 58 Afghan soldiers. The toll is expected to rise with others wounded and six still missing.

The attacks began with the Taliban detonating two armored vehicles full of explosives, causing massive damage. Other Taliban swooped into the base and destroyed everything that was left.

“Unfortunately there is nothing left inside the camp,” the Afghan Defense Ministry confirmed. “They have burned down everything they found inside. This is the latest of several major attacks on Afghan security forces in the past few days

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Sec Def Mattis, a word please: if the current US/NATO "Surge" is working, why, please, are these Taliban attacks escalating by the day?!?

You have to know that the US government is paralyzed by a fear of appearing as having failed in Afghanistan.

Wise Presidential leadership with any small grasp of the history of this part of the world would never make the mistake of engaging Afghanistan militarily in a heartbeat.

But what we had, in 2001, was the horrifically polar opposite from wisdom, feebly illuminated in the person of one George W. Bush, scion of a wealthy Texas oil family which believed, as a matter of personal dogma, that it had a "divine right" to rule the White House, via the second most criminal and skewed election in America's history.

Adept speech writers, and highly scripted photo ops, could only barely mask the innate lack of intelligence Bush possessed, so he could be easily railroaded into military misadventures which had abosolutely zero chance to be successful in either the short run or long run.

Bush and his unholy enablers, Cheney and Rumsfeld, cheerled the idea, when the money the Taliban wanted for use of their oil pipelines was far more than US oil companies were willing to pay, plus you had the instability issue in the country here.

The result of the invasion and occupation of Afghanistan has been a collosal strategic failure, bought at catastrophic cost in blood and money. You, as a military professional who is highly respected, and in fact, some say, revered by your troops, understand this.

You and President Trump's team have been very "agitated" about what the international community may think about the US and NATO leaving Afghanistan; but it is high time you paid just a little attention, please, to the folks who worked, against all odds, to put Trump into the White House: I, sir, count myself as one of those people.

What is logical, sir, after 16 years on, is to have US and NATO troops leave this country as quickly as safely possible, then negotiate with whatever government is left standing in Kabul for the pipeline and mineral rights.

This could not possibly cost anywhere near as much as the current, and coming, complement of troops, on a daily basis, that the US and NATO are forking out right now for military operations.

I would like you to share your military wisdom with President Trump, about picking this country's battles more wisely than it has in the past; the current American sabre rattling against North Korea and Iran do not bode well in regard to an intelligently rational relationship with either country.

What the American people want is peace; the right and opportunity to work, and support their families; and to end these wars of conquest which are, generally, going so badly for this country.

Sec Def Mattis, you know what the right, moral thing to do here in Afghanistan should be; I am asking you, to have the moral courage to tell your Commander in Chief that this war is not winnable, without a hugely major, and quick, uptick in troop strength, which the American military, at this point in its history, cannot fulfill.

Oct 20 12:09

Eric Holder: I Am Part of the Trump Resistance

| Wow, the guy who okayed the Uranium One deal is suddenly part of the resistance. What a coincidence!

Oct 20 12:04

FORMER FEC CHAIR DEMANDS INTERNET "DISINFORMATION" CRACKDOWN IN MAJOR THREAT TO FREE SPEECH

In one of the most reckless and chilling attacks on free speech, the former chair of the Federal Election Commission (FEC) and Berkeley lecturer Ann Ravel is pushing for a federal crackdown on “disinformation” on the Internet - a term that she conspicuously fails to concretely define.

Ravel is pushing a proposal that she laid out in a a paper co-author with Abby K. Wood, an associate professor at the University of Southern California, and Irina Dykhne, a student at USC Gould School of Law. To combat “fake news,” Ravel and her co-authors would undermine the use of the Internet as a forum for free speech.

The regulation would include the targeting of people who share stories deemed fake or disinformation by government regulators. The irony is that such figures are decrying Russian interference with our system and responding by curtailing free speech - something Vladimir Putin would certainly applaud.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

When telling the truth becomes a criminal act, and most government officials behave as criminals, to protect their wealth and station, what happens to the country as a whole?!?

The outcome is pretty grim for that country at every level of its being and collective consciousness. And we are nearly at that tipping point here in the US right now.

Ravel is frightened, and justifiably so, at so much coming out at this point that the elites are unable to control; like the fact that Hillary Clinton took bribes to get the Uranium One deal done with Russia; the fact that Hillary's Clintonistas stole the Democratic primary from Bernie Sanders; the facts that the US-enabled Saudi military is guily of war crimes in the slaughter of innocents in Yemen; and that President Bush lied the American people into two wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, not because the American people were in any danger, but to control oil, pipeline, and mineral resources in those countries.

These alleged "government regulators" in which she is willing to put so much trust, will always lie to the American people to further the deep state's agenda. And that agenda generally goes something like this; create a false narrative, demonize the country the US wants to regime change, and from which it wants to expropirate resources to which it has no moral right, regime change; make the government more Western-centric; then insure that those resources expropriated are only sold with American permission, and for American dollars.

We have seen the pattern with Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya, and Somalia. We do not want to hear the lies one more time, Dr. Ravel, thank you very much.

In looking at Dr. Ravel's proposal on this, I have to wonder just how much stock she has represented in the military/industrial complex.

Fake news is actually the job of the Occupied, Unhinged, Surveilled States of Amerika's government in the 21st century, creating narratives to forward their agenda, which right now looks like conquering the entire world, one bit at a time, and controling all of its resources, sort of in a slo-mo Packman style, but using real bombs and bullets to accomplish its ends.

Oct 20 11:33

Catalonia crisis: Spain moves to suspend autonomy

Spain is to start suspending Catalonia's autonomy from Saturday, as the region's leader threatens to declare independence.
The government said ministers would meet to activate Article 155 of the constitution, allowing it to take over running of the region.
Catalonia's leader said the region's parliament would vote on independence if Spain continued "repression".

A referendum outlawed by Spain was held earlier this month.
Of the 43% who voted, 90% were in favour of independence.
Some fear the latest moves could spark further unrest after mass demonstrations before and since the ballot on 1 October.

Spain's supreme court declared the vote illegal and said it violated the constitution, which describes the country as indivisible.
Article 155 of the constitution, which cemented democratic rule three years after the death of dictator General Francisco Franco in 1975, allows Madrid to impose direct rule in a crisis but it has never been invoked

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Prime Minister Rajoy seems hell-bent on creating a 2nd civil war in Spain; one has to wonder if NATO troops will be sent to Calalonia as "peace keepers.", under these conditions.

The other thing Prime Minister Rajoy seems to utterly ignore are the optics of such a move.

Spain is a signatory to the UN Charter, and in the UN Charter is enshrined the right to peaceful self-determination. Rajoy needs to remember this, in crushing the Catalonian movement.

And if Prime Minister Rajoy is determined to suppress the heretofore peaceful Catalonian independence movement, does that not compel Spain to do a "Sprexit" from the UN on this issue?!?

Think it through, Prime Minister, think it through!!

Oct 20 11:29

6 YEARS AGO TODAY, THE US HELPED MURDER GADDAFI TO STOP THE CREATION OF GOLD-BACKED CURRENCY

Six years ago today, the West took it upon itself to use NATO to overthrow Libyan leader Muammar al-Gaddafi — not for any humanitarian threat to civilians as had been repeatedly claimed — but because his planned roll-out of a new currency to be used across Africa posed a palpable existential threat to central banks at the heart of the Western financial and political system.

Long theorized to be the actual vehicle for Gaddafi’s downfall, the gold dinar-based, pan-African currency motive came to light in nascent 2016 in one of more than 3,000 of Hillary Clinton’s emails released by the State Department — conveniently timed with the New Year’s holiday to abate outrage or repercussions.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"We Came, We Saw, He Died!!" Thus cackled Clinton upon hearing of Ghadaffi's execution.

And we can see just how stabizing THAT was for Lybia, now factionalized in a bloody civil war, which is tearing the country apart, 6 years on.

Oct 20 11:22

TRUMP HAS KILLED MORE CIVILIANS WITH ILLEGAL DRONE STRIKES IN 9 MONTHS THAN OBAMA DID IN 8 YEARS

While the mainstream media focuses on anything but the current state of U.S. intervention in the Middle East, the Trump Administration is breaking records by accumulating a horrific number of civilian deaths.

Former President Obama earned the nickname of “Drone King” when he dramatically escalated the use of drone strikes, while also downplaying the number of innocent civilians who became “collateral damage.” In the two years that his administration devoted to publicly spending millions of taxpayer dollars to fight the Islamic State group, the estimated civilian death toll ranged from 2,300 to 3,400, according to Airwars, an organization tracking deaths in the war against ISIS.

President Trump has been in office for just 9 months, and he has already surpassed Obama’s murderous record with estimated numbers as high as 4,500 civilian deaths.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

It appears to me that this alleged "War on Terror" is simply an excuse to commit genocide wherever American troops are stationed, which cause those who survive to become radicalized, and repeat the cycle all over again, to insure the US's perpetual waging of war on societies who have the extremely bad taste to be living over resources those in the Bowels of power in DC have decided the Occupied, Unhinged, Surveilled States of Amerika, need, and to expropriate them in such a way that their value never trickles down to indigenous peoples.

No 16 year old American kid has ever seen this country not at a permanent state of war.

And the US military has assured us, very publicly, that these wars are going to get worse, and soon

US Military is Preparing for Decades of Hybrid Wars

Note the plural.

I would predict that at some point, during the Trump Administration, the draft will be introduced, and this time, the military will be coming for both your sons, and your daughters.

Oct 20 10:52

ADL - Zionist Terror & Supremacism

The Anti-Defamation League was created in 1913 by the racist society known as B'nai B'rith which means "Blood of the Chosen". The

Oct 20 09:48

HARTFORD COULD DEFAULT ON ITS DEBT AS SOON AS NEXT MONTH, MOODY'S SAYS

Moody’s latest warning about Hartford Connecticut is its most dire yet.

In a report issued Thursday, the ratings agency’s analysts said Hartford, Connecticut’s once-proud capital city, could default on its debt as soon as next month, forcing the capital of the country’s wealthiest state (on a per capita basis) into bankruptcy.

If the city doesn’t change course (and given its shrinking tax base and the departure last year of Aetna, a major insurance company that was founded in Hartford and had located its headquarters in the city for more than 150 years, reforms appear unlikely), receive a state bailout or strike some kind of deal with its creditors, Moody’s says lenders can expect it to run up annual deficits in excess of $60 million through the next 20 years.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Hartford may well represent the first wave of an economic "domino effect" for cities, and states, across this country, where the financial stewardship has been reckless and unbalanced to the degree where they may well find themselves in default, and very soon.

Oct 20 09:44

31 Hanford workers test positive for radioactive contamination

Thirty-one Hanford nuclear reservation workers inhaled very small amounts of radioactive material after a take-cover order for a contamination spread June 8.

An alarm sounded that morning at the Plutonium Finishing Plant when airborne radioactive contamination was detected as open-air demolition using heavy equipment was being done. Work was underway at the most contaminated part of the plant.

Initially, workers were not believed to be at risk because no contamination was found on the skin or protective clothing of workers, but employees were offered testing for internal contamination as a precaution.

But concerns increased when some of the initial tests showed contamination. Then Washington Department of Health air sampling results came back in August showing radioactive plutonium and americium particles in very low levels at the Rattlesnake security barricade three miles from the plant.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

It appears to me that Washngton's nuclear industry is not at all taking care of the people who work for it, or have been doing it in a very haphazard, cavalier kind of way, pushing back on costs by not giving them the basic protection to prevent exposure, plus protection for the people who live around the areas where such plants exist.

Cancers and other diseases this exposure may generate later in life for these people indicates that they have a very solid class action lawsuit against the State for allowing this exposure in the first place.

Oct 20 08:17

What Is Sustainable Development? - corbettreport


Published on Oct 20, 2017SHOW NOTES AND MP3: https://www.corbettreport.com/?p=24543

We've all heard of "sustainable development," but what does it actually mean? Is it really about protecting the earth, or is it just another tool for foisting an agenda of carbon eugenics and technocracy? Join us this week on The Corbett Report as we rip off the green mask of the oiligarchs and expose the 2030 Agenda for what it really is.

Oct 20 07:48

(No one saw this coming)

A Wyoming man who identifies as a transgender woman is on trial for allegedly sexually assaulting a 10-year-old girl in a bathroom.

Oct 20 06:28

‘I now hate my ship’: Surveys reveal disastrous morale on cruiser Shiloh

“It’s only a matter of time before something horrible happens,” one shipmate warned.

“Our sailors do not trust the CO,” another noted.

It’s a “floating prison,” one said.

“I just pray we never have to shoot down a missile from North Korea,” a distraught sailor lamented, “because then our ineffectiveness will really show.”

Frequently in focus is the commanding officer’s micromanagement and a neutered chiefs mess. Aycock was widely feared among sailors who said minor on-the-job mistakes often led to time in the brig, where they would be fed only bread and water.

Oct 20 04:52

You Won't Believe Why They Could Withhold Relief Funds from Harvey Victims - Truthstream Media

Israel strikes again! The conceit and arrogance of the Israeli lobby knows no bounds! Either way, it won't end well.

Oct 19 14:04

FBI busted by Judicial Watch hiding Clinton-Lynch tarmac records..... Here is how it happened.

Tom Fitton on Twitter: "Big @JudicialWatch Update on Clinton/Lynch tarmac docs -- how we found them and what next!

Oct 19 10:07

IDF attacks Syrian army post in retaliation for errant rocket

The IDF attacked a Syrian army post on the outskirts of Quneitra on Thursday afternoon in retaliation for an errant rocket that landed in Israel.

According to reports in Sham FM radio, which is affiliated with the Syrian regime, and the Lebanese news site Elnashra, no one was hurt in the IDF attack.

The rocket, which is believed to be "spillover" from the fighting raging across the border, landed in an open area in the northern Golan Heights. No one was hurt and no damage was reported.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Translation: Israel will do anything in its power to generate a reaction from Bashar Al Assad's military; President Al Assad, please do not give Israel the satisfaction of doing this, and creating a justification for war.

And Russia's President Putin; please try to talk some horse sense into Netanyahu, and remind him that Russia is in Syria at the behest of the Syrian government.

Oct 19 09:58

Maung Zarni: Military-Controlled Ethnocracy in Myanmar Causing Exodus of 100,000 Rohingyas Every Week

The Burmese scholar in an exclusive interview with FNA said that Aung San SuuKyi’s leadership has been the direct product of the icon manufacturing by Western media and activists which was intended to give acceptability to what, he believes, is a “military-controlled ethnocracy, wrapped in Buddhism”.

According to the rights activist, Rohingyas in Myanmar live under restrictive measures of movement, marriage and child control in either open prisons or internally displaced persons camps (IDP camps). He also added that the Muslim minority’s access to food supplies and medical care is awfully limited.

Maung Zarni is a democracy advocate, Rohingya campaigner, and an adviser to European Centre for the Study of Extremism. He is also a research fellow at Genocide Documentation Centre and has been frequently interviewed by international media outlets such as BBC, Al Jazeera, Press TV and TRT World.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I am very bitterly dissapointed in Aung San Suu Kyi’s leadership; I expected much better behaviour from her,as a Nobel Peace Prize winner toward Myanmar's deliberately kept-stateless Rohingya minority.

But then again, one of her brother Nobel Peace Prize recipients was Henry Kissinger, a still-wanted war criminal who has President Trump's ear these days.

Oct 19 09:48

IRGC vows enhanced Iranian missile power in face of threats

Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) has sharply denounced the US president’s hostile policies and insults against the Iranian nation, vowing that the country will speed up its conventional missile program and regional role in response to enemy threats.

In a Thursday statement, the IRGC stressed the Guards’ resolve to defend the Iranian nation’s security and emphasized that it will not waver in its resolve to stand against the global “hegemonic system” and “the vicious network of international Zionism.”

The elite Iranian force further stressed that the Islamic Republic’s regional influence and missile program, which came to fruition under tough sanctions, will incessantly continue to expand.

The IRGC statement slammed the “rogue” and “lightheaded” president of the US, Donald Trump, for insulting the Iranian nation and paving the way for cruel sanctions against Iran’s Guards in his mid-October speech.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Look, if you had a powerful foreign leader PUBLICLY threaten your country at the UN with the possibility of a war and national extinction against your people, wouldn't you take the precise same steps as Iran and North Korea are doing?!?

Logic says, HELL YES!!

Unfortunately, these statements from the IRGC are going to play right into Trump's and Netanyahu's plans to further demonize Iran, as a prelude to a war against it.

But Americans had better wake up to the stark reality that the costs of this war, which may well include war with Russia, whose leadership have long pledged military support of Iran should it be attacked, will only be paid in American blood and American money.

Oct 19 09:33

Barzani's Failed Kurdistan Project: A Deathblow To The Partition Of Iraq And Syria

The project to divide Iraq was dealt a deathblow by a decision of the Iraqi Prime Minister Haider Abadi to send the Army and the security forces to recover all Iraqi territories controlled by the Kurds of Massoud Barzani. The Kurdish leader was riding the horse of Iraqi partition (in fact, a lame horse) to establish a Kurdish state in the northern part of the country. Following the failure of Barzani’s project in taking advantage of the fight against ISIS and therefore declaring his “state”, every country in the Middle East is abandoning him because no one likes to be associated with failure.

Barzani sent envoys (I personally met some) around the globe who returned with apparently promising results: “over 80 countries promised to recognise the new State of Kurdistan”. These promises turned out to be false (“no friends but the mountains”), other (existing) political alliances turned out to be stronger and Barzani was left alone with his empty promises and unreliable advisers.

Oct 19 09:27

Trump: Russian Uranium Deal "Is The Biggest Story That Fake Media Doesn't Want To Follow"

Recall that on Wednesday it was reported that the Senate Judiciary Committee launched a full-scale probe into a Russian nuclear bribery case, demanding several federal agencies disclose whether they knew the FBI had uncovered the corruption before the Obama administration in 2010 approved a controversial uranium deal with Moscow. Sen. Chuck Grassley, the committee chairman, gets his first chance to raise the issue in public on Wednesday when he questions Attorney General Jeff Sessions during an oversight hearing.

"It has recently come to the Committee’s attention that employees of Rosatom were involved in a criminal enterprise involving a conspiracy to commit extortion and money laundering during the time of the CFIUS transaction," Grassley wrote in one such letter addressed to Sessions.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

the independent Media was way out in front on this story that now the presstitute corpoprate media is, reluctantly, forced to cover.

Yes, there has been collusion with the Russians; then-Secretary Clinton made it happen, courtesy of a nice Russian financial greasing of her palm!!

Oct 19 09:21

BofA Lists 10 Triggers For The Next Crash: "It's Coming Between Thanksgiving And Valentine's Day"

Back in mid-July, BofA's chief investment strategist Michael Hartnett predicted that the "most dangerous moment for market will come in 3 or 4 months." Well, we are now "between 3 and 4" months since that particular forecast was made, and the "most dangerous moment" we have experienced since, ironically, has been today's modest selloff on the 30 year anniversary of Black Monday. So looking back at his forecast, has Hartnett thrown in the towel on calls for a correction, and joined all the other BTFDers? Not quite: instead, Hartnett's thesis has merely shifted, and he now contends that having entered the market's melt up somewhat late, a bubble which as shown before has unleashed raging purchases of tech stocks and credit, especially junk bonds.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

IF Harknett's analysis proves true... watch for the next major wars to be generated by the United States government to begin in approximately this same time frame also.

We're just about 6 weeks away from Thanksgiving right now........

Oct 19 09:11

Putin on North Korea Crisis: Don’t Back Kim Jong Un Into a Corner

Russian President Vladimir Putin warned Thursday that North Korea must not be "backed into a corner" and urged dialogue to end its nuclear standoff with the U.S.

Tensions have increased between Pyongyang and Washington in recent weeks, with President Donald Trump promising in August that North Korea would be met with "fire and fury" if it threatens the U.S. and calling Kim Jong Un, the North's leader, "rocket man" in a speech at the U.N. last month.

Putin did not mention the U.S. specifically on Thursday, but warned of the growing possibility of conflict and pointed out that North Korea is a "sovereign country."

"Problems should be solved in dialogue, and North Korea should not be backed into a corner," Putin said in a speech to the elite of Russia’s foreign policy establishment and foreign guests at a meeting organized by the Valdai Discussion Club near the Black Sea resort of Sochi.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Putin is thoroughy correct on this, which means President Trump will not listen to a word he has said, and will continue to provoke until North Korea either does something rash, or has it done for them, courtesy of a US-invoked false flag.

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