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Dec 08 09:27

The Tide Is Turning Against the Oligarchs — Paul Craig Roberts

The ruling oligarchy and their presstitute media have become desperate now that they are losing control over explanations and Americans’ minds. Thus, they charge independent Internet journalists such as myself with being Russian agents peddling fake news.

Recent legislation in the House of Representatives, the list of 200 alleged Russian agents, and the attacks on president-elect Trump from within the US intelligence community make it clear that pressures on truthtellers are increasing.

Dec 08 09:24

Is Peace Possible? A Dialogue With Johan Galtung On Ukraine; Trump, Putin, And…

I expect these two men to cooperate — Johan Galtung

JG: I think there is a big difference in the campaigner Donald Trump, with his horrible remarks, and all his prejudices, and the President-Elect—who announces himself as the President for all Americans! While we are focusing on Ukraine, I was particularly interested in a statement made by a member of the Trump team about the 200-year relationship between Russia and the United States: the point was made that Russia supported what became the United States, against the French and the English empires. And that was Tsar Alexander I!...

It helps to have a long time-perspective! This is the first time in my life that I have heard of a President-Elect, or a President, having an historical perspective!

Dec 08 09:10

President al-Assad: Failure of Western states and Turkey in the battle in Aleppo means failure of outside project and the transformation of the course of the war in Syria

President Bashar al-Assad asserted that all Western and regional states rely on Turkey in implementing their incendiary and destructive project in Syria and in supporting the terrorists, asserting that the failure of these states in the battle in Aleppo means a total transformation of the course of the war throughout Syria, and consequently the collapse of the outside project

Dec 08 07:27

Trump's DHS Chief "In my experience the further you get away from Washington the better things work."

66-year-old U.S. Marine General John Francis Kelly's last job in government was the Obama administration's Commander for U.S Southern Command, which he held until his retirement in January 2016. He ran Gitmo for 38 months and stressed that the detainees were treated very humanely. Kelly is the highest ranking military man to have lost a child in combat. Kelly's youngest son Robert was killed in Afghanistan in 2010. Kelly himself did 3 tours in Iraq and in his final press conference said "I was kinda tired of the war...This war stuff is hard."
Kelly also referred to "agenda driven people here in Washington." On the topic of Islamic extremists, he says "the vast majority of people who follow the Islamic faith are good, law abiding folks." Here are the highlights from his final 45-minute press conference on Jan 8, 2016. Frankly my assessment is that he seems like a plain spoken, honest, genuine and sincere person.

Dec 07 19:43

Jewish state plans to unplug the muezzins

Here's another dastardly twist in the religious hate war against Muslims in the Holy Land.

Dec 07 17:58

The Final Round: Does Obama Succumb to Zionist Power?

Eight years ago, from the day Obama entered the White House, he knew that since 1939 the Zionists have had only one intent regarding the Palestinians, cleanse all of Palestine of the Arabs that lived there. That intent continues to the present day.

Dec 07 12:43

Can Trump Leash His Pentagon ‘Mad Dog’ Mattis?

President-elect Donald Trump formally introduced his pick to lead the defense department Tuesday, as he brought his “thank you” tour to Fayetteville, North Carolina.

Will the mad dog be leashed? Ron Paul Liberty Report weighs in:

Dec 07 12:38

‘Mad Dog’ Mattis and the Spirit of Trumpism

When it comes to foreign policy, the incoming Trump administration displays a split personality.

Mattis exemplifies the dual nature of the new administration.
This was readily apparent during the campaign, when, on the one hand, Donald Trump told us we were lied into the Iraq war, that NATO is “obsolete,” and that we have no business supporting regime change in Syria – and, on the other hand, he declared that he would crush ISIS, that it was a mistake to leave Iraq, and that we have to “rebuild our military,” as if we don’t already spend as much as the top ten defense spenders.

Dec 07 12:19

Bahrain authorities block Al Jazeera from GCC summit

Al Jazeera journalist Jamal Elshayyal was refused entry at Bahrain International Airport on Tuesday even though AJMN had followed all necessary procedures and submitted all requested documents to the relevant authorities on time.

"We applied for accreditation well before the deadline, submitting the names and passports as requested," Elshayyal said in Qatar's capital, Doha, after his return.

"I flew out to Manama this morning and upon reaching the immigration counter, I filled out the required form specifying I was a journalist and I was there to cover the summit.

"I was asked to sit on the side by the immigration officer who later informed me the Ministry of Information said Al Jazeera was not allowed to cover the event and I was rejected entry."

Sherif Mansour, Middle East and North Africa coordinator for the Committee to Protect Journalists, said he did not have details on the incident but noted the Gulf kingdom's track record on press freedom.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This guy is lucky; the Bahraini government has a nasty reputation with regard to press access.

And not only have peaceful Bahraini protestors been jailed, tortured in order to confess to crimes they did not commit and have received extraordinarily long sentences; but also, the first responders who cared for them have been jailed, tortured to confess to crimes they did not commit, and received extraordinarily long prison sentences.

The Al-Khalifa monarchy is sitting on a power keg, when all that peaceful protesters have asked the government to do is establish a constitutional monarchy.

But there most likely be a point where the protests go from peaceful to violent, and even calling in the Saudi military, as the Bahraini government has done several years back, will not work.

Before that happens, I sure as heck hope that the US Navy is deliberating where in the Middle East, the 5th Fleet could call home, as any new Bahraini government would find itself very hostile to the US government, as the US government has enabled the sitting Bahraini government with what are called "dual use" weapons. As reported at theguardian.com in 2013:

Revealed: America's arms sales to Bahrain amid bloody crackdown

Dec 07 12:16

Russia Accuses The US Of Killing Its Medics In Aleppo

A Russian mobile hospital was hit by shelling on Monday, just days after it was set up to provide assistance to civilians in Aleppo.

Dec 07 11:47

Guess Who’s Bombing the Crap Out of Libya

Twice in November 2016, the Benghazi Revolutionaries Shura Council, or BRSC?—?a group with ties to Al Qaeda?—?published photos of United Arab Emirates Air Force AT-802 and Reaper-style drones in the sky over the Ganfouda area of Benghazi in eastern Libya.

On Nov. 2, 2016, an S-100 Camcopter drone performed a reconnaissance mission over this district two hours before a Reaper or similar unmanned aerial vehicle carried out an air strike on a residential area.

Ten days later, an Air Tractor belonging to the UAEAF struck the same area, killing at least four civilians including two children?—?and injuring another child.

Drones launched four others air strikes in Ganfouda later the same day.
Evidence is mounting that the UAE is indiscriminately bombing militant strongholds in Libya. And civilians are caught in the crossfire.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is going to stop abruptly, and for the following reason:

RUSSIA TO SUPPLY LIBYA’S HAFTAR WITH ARMS IN EXCHANGE OF MILITARY BASE

With a foothold military base in Libya, Russia will make short work of any country's bombing raids against Libya

Dec 07 08:21

WORLD ECONOMIES IN TROUBLE: Middle East Oil Exports Lower Than 40 Years Ago

Yes, it’s true. Middle East net oil exports are less than they were 40 years ago. How could this be?

Dec 07 05:33

Can Trump Leash His Pentagon ‘Mad Dog’ Mattis?

President-elect Donald Trump formally introduced his pick to lead the defense department Tuesday, as he brought his “thank you” tour to Fayetteville, North Carolina.

Will the mad dog be leashed? Ron Paul Liberty Report weighs in:

Dec 06 19:14

Terrorist Rebels Secretly Negotiating Withdraw from Aleppo Syria

The Syria rebel commander has informed an Arabic news source off the record the terrorists are in secret negotiations with the U.N. to withdraw from Syria.

HNN has just been informed that an Arabic news source in communication with the Syria rebels has reported the rebels in Syria have decided unanimously to leave Aleppo.

According to the source the terrorists are secretly negotiating terms and a process to withdraw their forces through their U.N. representatives in Turkey.

Dec 06 15:21

Are The Elite Planning Something Big In The Middle East?

US wants UN monitors out of Afghanistan. The UK says it sees no problem with Saudi Arabia bombing civilians and children.

Dec 06 13:01

Iranophobes on Parade – Philip Giraldi

Will Iran be the target of the Trump regime?

Hopefully someone will convince Donald Trump that the real answer to eliminating the “Iranian threat” is not war.

One of the most discouraging aspects of the filling out of the Donald Trump cabinet is the array of Iran haters that seem to be lining up in the foreign policy and national security areas.Trump has been personally advocating sensible policies relating to Russia and Syria but he appears to have gone off the rails regarding Iran, which just might be attributed to those who are giving him advice.

Dec 06 11:40

Mr. Trump: Use Your America-First Instincts to Pick a Secretary of State

These five men taken individually or together amount to a poisonous dog’s breakfast of intervention, war-mongering, deeper bankruptcy, and Israel First.

There is not an America First-bone in any of them, and they would work against your often-stated goal of reforming U.S. foreign policy in the direction the Founders intended, and ending the influence of the passions of Neoconservatives and Israel Firsters for involving the republic in endless, unnecessary wars.

Dec 06 11:31

Failed EU – Means an Expanded Dictatorship

Mass movements frequently take on a life of their own.

As the people of the world awaken to the pernicious nature and destructive wreckage of European civilization, the EU technocrats and oligarchs respond with even greater measures of control, repression and intimidation. Yet the prospects that they will be able to maintain their autocratic rule lessons with each populist rebellion against the beasts from Brussels. Induced panic is a tool used to scare the peasants into additional submission. The most obvious method will be a major economic and monetary implosion designed to create fear so that their revered and lauded interdependency necessitates another surrender of national sovereignty.

Dec 06 10:44

Pentagon Chief: U.S. Must Stay In Iraq After ISIS Defeat

The US Secretary of Defense has said that the American military forces and its coalition allies need to stay in Iraq, even after the terrorist group ISIS has been defeated.

Dec 06 10:22

WHY TURKEY IS SEEKING CLOSE COOPERATION WITH RUSSIA IN SYRIA?

The sudden thaw in Turkey’s relations with Russia and latent hostility towards America is partly due to the fact that Erdogan holds the US-based preacher, Fethullah Gulen, responsible for the July coup plot and suspects that the latter had received tacit support from certain quarters in the US; but more importantly Turkey also feels betrayed by the duplicitous American policy in Syria and Iraq, and that’s why it is now seeking closer cooperation with Russia in the region. In order to elaborate American duplicity in Syria, let us settle on one issue first: there were two parties to the Syrian civil war initially, the Syrian regime and the Syrian opposition; which party did the US support since the beginning of the Syrian civil war in August 2011 to June 2014, when the Islamic State overran Mosul in Iraq?

Dec 06 09:45

Leaked Files Show U.S. Armed And Trained Both Sides of War in Yemen

Promptly after the release of more than 500 documents from the U.S. embassy in Sana’a, Yemen, WikiLeaks explained why this particular leak matters.

“The war in Yemen has produced 3.15 million internally displaced persons,” a statement said. “Although the United States government has provided most of the bombs and is deeply involved in the conduct of the war itself,” the organization argues, western news organizations are failing to do their job by seldom informing the public of America’s involvement.

The documents were produced and exchanged during Hillary Clinton’s term as Secretary of State, as well as during the first two years of John Kerry’s tenure, ending just as the Yemen war broke out.

Because Yemen controls an area of the Middle East “through which 11 percent of the world’s petroleum passes each day,” WikiLeaks reported in the Yemen files opening page, Saudi Arabia’s interest in the country revolves around the Arabian Sea.

Dec 05 18:49

THE PROFOUND DISAPPOINTMENT OF ANGELA MERKEL

Anyone who says she admires Hillary Clinton, as Angela Merkel has said, plainly invites revulsion if not contempt. The lack of judgment broadcast by such words strikes the mind like a grating noise. Clinton's record of behavior literally stinks to high heaven, much as a pile of corpses left to rot in the hot sun, and, as it happens, there are a great many rotting corpses in Clinton’s history.

Dec 05 18:13

Throwing a tantrum like this plays into the Israel lobby's hands

Who would pick a pointless fight with an ally like the New Statesman and hand the Israel lobby an open goal just when Tel Aviv's notorious propaganda chief, Mark Regev, is settling into his new role as Israel's ambassador in London? Answer: the Palestine Solidarity Camaign (PSC), which describes itself as "the biggest organisation in the UK dedicated to securing Palestinian human rights".

Dec 05 13:56

Zionism; Humanity’s Mortal Enemy

Zionism is a brutal ethnic-cleansing racist colonial ideology developed in 1896 by Theodore Herzl; an Austrian Jew. Its main goal is the establishment of the Greater Israel Project in the heart of the Arab World, extending from the Nile River in Egypt to the Euphrates River in Iraq, as a Jewish-only homeland for what is termed the “Jewish People”.

Dec 05 11:48

Foreign Secretary: UK Supports Saudi Bombing of Yemen

British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson sought to dismiss growing international criticism of British arms sales to Saudi Arabia amid a mounting number of civilians killed in Saudi airstrikes, insisting the UK remains “supportive” of Saudi Arabia and its bombing campaign.

Johnson goes on to insist that he doesn’t think Saudi Arabia has crossed “the threshold” for war crimes in the thousands of civilians killed i n Yemen airstrikes, though human rights groups appear more or less uniform in taking the opposite position, noting the Saudis appear to be deliberately attacking civilians across Yemen.

At the same time, Johnson sought to downplay the Britain’s direct involvement in the war, insisting that British forces are providing “general guidance” to the Saudis, but are not engaged in any involvement in picking specific targets for the Saudis to attack.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Oh, really, Foreign Secretary Johnson?!?

However much the UK's defense companies are paying you to vomit this codswallop, it cannot possibly be enough.

The US and UK are complicit in Saudi Arabia's war crimes, sir, by selling them the weapons with which civilians are assassinated; schools and hospitals are targeted; and children are slowly and painfully starving to death, courtesy of the Saudi blockade of all Yemeni port cities.

And you don't think think Saudi Arabia has crossed “the threshold” for war crimes in the thousands of civilians killed in Yemen airstrikes?!?!?

Allow me, sir, to disabuse you of that notion, and right the hell now:

Yemeni children killed and wounded in Saudi airstrikes, 2016

140 killed in a Saudi "double tap" strike at Yemeni funeral

Images: Yemeni children starving and dying, due to Saudi Arabia's bombings and naval blockade

If you are in any way a moral human being, you cannot, possibly, look at these images without a sense of disgust and disbelief; unfortunately, however, I have learned, over the years, that most politicians have their consciences surgically removed before holding office, so very possibly, you won't feel a thing, looking at these horrific images.

The numbers, in terms of civilian casualties, are right here:

As of September 2nd of this year, there have been 10,000 civilian casualties

There are also numbers on childhood malnutrition, via Voice of America:

320,000 children at risk of severe acute malnutrition.

How in the name of sanity can you possibly tell your brother and sister Brits, and the world, for that matter, with a straight face, that these numbers do not cross the "threshold" for war crimes?!?

So, congratulations are in order; you really "sold" this Saudi genocide of the Yemeni people to the British government, and I am sure that the British defense companies who fund you, overtly or covertly, are just delighted with you.

Because after all, in the UK, just as in the US, it's "profits uber alles", right?!? And we can't let a little thing like "war crimes" get in the way of profits, now, can we?!?

And by the way, how does it feel to be a war criminal, Foreign Secretary Johnson?!?

Dec 05 08:39

Trump: U.S. To Stop ‘Meddling’ In Middle East

Donald Trump has vowed stop the U.S. from meddling in the Middle East and end American policing of other countries.

Dec 05 06:15

Dr. Paul Craig Roberts Is A Former Treasury Secretary Who Actually Cares

Here’s an idea – how about appointing a US Treasury Secretary who actually cares for the ultimate welfare of the American People and the United States of America for a change, as opposed to using his position as a “revolving door” a la the cadre of treasonous “America-last” gaggle of premeditated criminals merely taking a leave of absence from their full-time jobs at Goldman Sachs and Covington & Burling LLP?

The American economy and its engineered 2008 crash wrought by such “financial luminaries” as Robert Rubin, Larry Summers, Gene Sperling, Hank Paulson, Tim Geithner, and others, has left a lasting effect, if not almost the total destruction of, the American Economy.

Dec 05 05:05

Donald Trump: Thank you Ohio!

Awesome after Election rally.

Keep it up, Trump supporters! NO to Lobbyists! No to Regime Change Wars! No to the Neocons! We want a foreign policy that puts #AmericaFirst

Thank you Ohio! Together, we made history – and now, the real work begins. America will start winning again! #AmericaFirst

Full Speech: President-Elect Donald Trump 'VICTORY' Rally in Cincinnati, OH 12/1/16

Dec 04 14:24

How Regulators are Helping the 'Keep It In the Ground' Movement

If fossil fuel opponents can’t “keep it in the ground” and stop oil, natural gas, and coal development, then the next best thing in their anti-energy march is ensuring that energy can't go to where it’s needed.

After President Barack Obama refused to permit the construction of the Keystone XL pipeline, fossil fuel opponents learned from their success by vigorously targeting other energy infrastructure projects and pressuring regulators to throw up roadblocks. The result, as The Wall Street Journal reports, is billions of dollars in missed opportunities that will hamper the economy:

Dec 04 09:13

General Flynn’s Proposals to Reform Intelligence

General Michael T. Flynn, the next US National Security adviser is in the process of organizing a radical overhaul of the Intelligence Services.

According to our sources, he is getting ready to challenge the big reforms that took place during the Bush and Obama years:

Dec 03 17:05

Jerusalem’s Greek Orthodox Church sacks Palestinian archbishop

Patriarch Theophilos III of the Greek Orthodox Church in Jerusalem has sacked Archbishop of Sebastia Attalla Hanna, a statement issued by the office of the Archbishop said yesterday.
“Patriarch Theophilos and his Holy Gathering decided today to stop the salary of Archbishop Attalla Hanna,” the statement said, noting that Hanna is the only Palestinian archbishop in the Greek Orthodox Church.

Dec 02 14:46

More Truth About World War III - Stefan Molyneux

Worried about nuclear weapons falling into Muslim hands? NATO did that decades ago!

Dec 01 14:06

What is behind the conflicts in the Arab world?

James Dorsey examines some of the key fundamental issues behind the conflicts and disintegration that have been wracking the Middle East and North Africa especially since the onset of the Arab Nightmare in 2011.

Dec 01 12:41

FBI Expanded Its Hacking Powers, Unprecedented Authority To Hack Into Any Device

Trump says he will let go of businesses to concentrate on the country. Trump hires a Goldman Sachs banker and a Rothschild Central Banker to be on his team.Senate fails to block efforts of the FBI having the ability to hack into any device.

Dec 01 10:59

Trump Ponders Petraeus for Senior Job

The news that President-elect Donald Trump called in disgraced retired Gen. David Petraeus for a job interview as possible Secretary of State tests whether Trump’s experience in hosting “The Celebrity Apprentice” honed his skills for spotting an incompetent phony or not.

Does Trump need more data than the continuing bedlam in Iraq and Afghanistan to understand that one can earn a Princeton PhD by writing erudite-sounding drivel about “counterinsurgency” and still flunk war?

In 2007, Adm. William Fallon, commander of CENTCOM with four decades of active-duty experience behind him, quickly took the measure of Petraeus, who was one of his subordinates while implementing a “surge” of over 30,000 U.S. troops into Iraq.

Nov 30 12:45

Trump and the Jews - An Analysis by Lawrence Davidson

As problematic as it is, the ascendency of Donald Trump gives the American Jews a second chance to make the right choice, to join with their natural allies and fight for the equal rights of all groups. U.S. Jews should think long and hard about this, for it may well be that their second chance will also be their last chance.

Nov 30 11:55

New U.S. Troops Arrive in Yemen while Saudis Kill 13 more Civilians

A report says more American military forces have arrived in Yemen’s port city of Aden to join the contingent of U.S. troops allegedly fighting al-Qaeda militants in the country’s south.

Nov 30 03:33

Turkey Has Declared War On Syria – Does This Mean That World War 3 Is About To Erupt In The Middle East?

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has just announced that the only reason Turkish military forces have entered northern Syria is to “end the rule of the tyrant al-Assad”.

Nov 29 15:18

The real link between Israel’s forest fires and muezzin bill

Jonathan Cook argues that Israel's “muezzin bill” aims to eradicate the aural remnants of Palestine as completely as Israel’s forests obliterated its visible parts – and reassure Israelis that they live in Europe rather than the Middle East.

Nov 28 19:01

Israel and the Flames of the Supernatural

Vents for the supernatural permeate the American politic.  God had shown me right before Trump lost the Wisconsin primary that he was going to win the Republican primary. Afterwards the torrent of media lies, fabrication and demonic utterance employed by supporters of the Hillary Clinton Camp served to anesthetize the minds of those who would think clearly and make informed voting decisions.

Nov 28 18:22

Jackie Walker vs The Zionist Inquisition

And how self-appointed 'thought police' made Methodists cancel a Palestinian fund-raising supper.

Nov 28 15:31

UK Momentum’s Jackie Walker vs the Zionist inquisition

Stuart Littlewood highlights the bullying tactics of Britain’s Zionist lobby and the duplicity of its Jewish “leaders”, and the cowardice and servility of institutions such as the Methodist Church which purport to stand up for justice.

Nov 28 00:16

The Hidden Communist History of the Neo-Conservatives (“Neo Cons”)

Neo-conservatism fully began to rear its ugly head in the 1990’s when they thoroughly infiltrated the once patriotic and pro-America Republican party.

It is therefore incumbent upon each and every single patriotic American who cares about the future of their country (especially federal, state, and local law enforcement and prosecutor offices) to immediately begin to identify, isolate, marginalize, investigate, indict, arrest, prosecute, and incarcerate all Neo-Conservatives as an internal and national security threat to the welfare of the United States of America.

Nov 28 00:11

Foibles, Fables and Failures – The Financial Press and its Keepers

The Presidential elections made millions of American voters starkly aware of the mendacity of the mass media and the corruption of the Clinton political elite.

The world’s largest billionaire bankers had bankrolled Secretary Hillary Clinton, the ‘million-dollar-a-speech’ War Goddess. They had bet heavily against the populist-nationalist Donald Trump and they lost. Their pre-paid political manifestos, addressed to the readers of the NY Times, flopped and sputtered: Most readers and investors in domestic markets had placed their bets on ‘The Donald’. Their domestic celebrations pumped up the market after the election.

The unimaginable had happened: George Soros had bet and lost! The ‘deplorable’ electorate preferred the obnoxious nationalist to the obnoxious speculator. ‘Who’d a thunk it?’

Nov 27 23:53

Trump the Great — Paul Craig Roberts

If Trump can defeat the oligarchy and save America, he can go down in history as Trump the Great.

What we don’t know is why groups that allegedly are liberal-progressive-leftwing are such fervent supporters of Hillary.

To the extent any of the Trump protesters are sincere and not merely paid tools of oligarchs, such as George Soros, military and financial interests, and global capitalists, they should consider that false claims and unjustified criticism can cause Trump and his supporters to close their ears to all criticism and make it easier for neoconservatives to influence Trump by offering support.

Nov 27 13:40

Israeli Airstrike Kills Four ISIS Fighters Along Syria Frontier

Interesting.

Israeli and ISIS forces exchanged gunfire today in the Golan Heights, leading to an Israeli military airstrike against what they described as an ISIS vehicle, killing four people within. This is the first time the two sides have exchanged fire during the course of ISIS’ expansion across the region.

Nov 26 18:00

The Iran-Russia-China Strategic Triangle

21 November 2016
By F. William Engdahl

The developing economic, political and military links binding Iran, China and Russia in what I see as an emerging Golden Triangle in Eurasia, are continuing to deepen insignificant areas. This, while it seems to be US geopolitical strategy in a prospective Trump Administration to distance Washington from both Iran and from China, while dangling the carrot of lessened confrontation between Washington and Moscow–classic Halford Mackinder or Kissinger geopolitics of avoiding a two-front war that was colossally backfiring on Washington by trying to shift the power balance. At present, the dynamic of the past several years of closer cooperation by the three pivotal states of the Eurasian Heartland is gaining strategic momentum. The latest is the visit of China’s Minister of Defense and of Russian senior officials to Teheran

Nov 26 14:15

The Hidden Communist History of the Neo-Conservatives (“Neo Cons”)

Neo-conservatism fully began to rear its ugly head in the 1990’s when they thoroughly infiltrated the once patriotic and pro-America Republican party.

At the helm of this nightmarish and Frankenstein-like transformation of the USA into something more akin to the former USSR and/or NAZI Germany, is the “National Security State/Military Industrial Complex,” spearheaded by the Deep State Plutocrat/Oligarch Elite, using their most effective “useful idiot” agents, the Neo-Conservative (“Neo-Con”) movement.

Nov 26 11:24

Asylum in Kiev for Islamic State Terrorists? “ISIS is Our Ally in the Struggle Against Russia”. Ukrainian Nationalist Leader

A Ukrainian nationalist, leader of the “Brotherhood,” Dmitry Korchinsky proposed to offer asylum to ISIS terrorists in Kiev, the former head of UNA-UNSO [Ukrainian National Assembly – Ukrainian People’s Self-defense] wrote on his social network page. According to Korchinsky, SSU (Security Service of Ukraine) must see ISIS as “allies in the struggle with Russia.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Mr. Korchinsky, a word, please: just because ISIS members may be granted asylum in Ukraine is absolutely no guarantee that they, as individuals, will not treat Ukrainian women just the way they have treated European women, when they have been granted sanctuary in various European countries.

But even making this suggestion - in public - demonstrates that you consider war with Russia, including ISIS attacks against targets in Russian-held territories like Chechnya and Dagestan, as the only way forward for Ukraine when, in hard truth, it is not.

By offering asylum to ISIS members, as a "safe space" from which to attack Russia, these attacks may push Russia to extinguish ISIS, both in Ukraine, and the Middle East, to the point where not even one member of the organisation is left alive.

Financial support for it will be withdrawn from such countries as Saudi Arabia, and Qatar, as it will have outlived its usefulness.

Then, sir, what happens to Ukraine, a country which has provided a safe haven for ISIS jihadists?!?

Your military is in total disarray, and new conscripts are deserting like flies; corruption at every level of government abounds; and it is thoroughly unlikely that either NATO or the new Trump administration are going to be very enthusiastic about lending military support to your country, should Russia attack it in any way, either financially, or militarily.

My guess will be that the Russian response will be asymmetric in nature; they are rather accomplished at that.

This suggestion, sir, if accepted by the Ukrainian government, could lead to the absolute destruction of your country; I therefore strongly urge you to reconsider your stance here.

Nov 26 10:01

WikiLeaks’ ‘Yemen Files’ Reveal Scope of US Involvement in Yemen War

WikiLeaks has released a new collection of 500 internal documents today from the US Embassy in Sanaa, the latest in a long series of leaks the group has obtained over the years. The documents detail US involvement in Yemen in the lead up to and during the Saudi invasion.

Dubbed the “Yemen Files,” it covers emails from 2009-2015, covering Secretary of States Hillary Clinton and John Kerry’s terms. The files include considerable details of US arming and training of Yemeni military forces in the build up to the Saudi invasion.

Of course, the US also backed Saudi Arabia in their invasion, leading WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to note that most of the bombs that have fallen on Yemen over the course of the war were American made.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The US militarily-enabled Saudi military has bombed schools, hospitals, and open air markets.

They have murdered children.Images of Yemeni children killed or maimed for life from Saudi air strikes
and many of those left standing are starving to death, courtesy of the Saudi naval blockade of Yemen.Images of dead and starving children, courtesy of Saudi military bombing and blockade

The US and UK, through their selling of bombs and missiles to Saudi Arabia for this assault on Yemen, coupled with the US military "providing guidance" for Saudi air strikes, makes the US, and the UK, complicit is Saudi war crimes against the people of Yemen.

This serial genocide of the Yemeni people began, 19 months ago, for them having had the temerity to overthrow their sitting President, Al-Hadi. And does anyone else remember how many names were actually on the ballot when al-Hadi was elected?!? Only one; his.

Yemen holds presidential election with one candidate

It was an experiment doomed to ultimate failure.

What the Trump administration needs to do, just as soon as it has practically assumed power, is to very publicly announce that it will no longer support this immoral and illegal war against the Yemeni people, but will only support an immediate cease-fire from all sides, and a peaceful dialogue between the Houthi rebels and the Al-Hadi loyalists so that they can work out a positive future for this country.

The Saudi blockade of Yemeni harbors needs to cease immediately, so that food, and medical aid can be brought in quickly, to prevent more famine, and resulting deaths.

I don't know how the rest of our readers feel about this, but I am not particularly happy about being a citizen of a country which enables and abets war crimes, and I am pretty sure that a good number of my English cousins in the UK feel precisely the same way about the UK government also being complicit in these war crimes in Yemen.

Nov 25 15:07

Syrian Air Force denies bombing Turkish Army in east Aleppo

DAMASCUS, SYRIA (5:45 A.M.) - A high-ranking official from the Syrian Arab Air Force (SAAYF) told Al-Masdar on Thursday night that their fighter jets did not bomb the Turkish Army in east Aleppo.

"No Syrian or Russian aircraft bombed the Turkish Army near Al-Bab on November 23rd - all reports claiming otherwise are lies," the official confirmed to Al-Masdar on Thursday.

Nov 24 14:23

Human Rights Watch and FIFA test Middle East fallout of Trump’s election

James Dorsey assesses the political significance of a request by Human Rights Watch for the UN Commissioner for Human Rights to include world football body FIFA in a registry of enterprises that do business with Israeli settlements on the West Bank.

Nov 24 10:13

Bahrain’s Rajab hospitalized due to heart condition

Prominent Bahraini human rights campaigner Nabeel Rajab has been taken to hospital from prison due to heart problems after being held in solitary confinement for three months.

In a post on his Twitter account, his son, Adam, said that his father was transferred for the third time to a police hospital after suffering from chest pain.

The 52-year-old president of the Bahrain Center for Human Rights has been repeatedly detained for organizing pro-democracy demonstrations and publishing Twitter posts deemed “insulting” to the Bahraini authorities.

He was pardoned for health reasons last year, but was re-arrested on June 13 following an intensive search of his house in the northwest of the country. Reports suggest he has been subjected to harassment in jail.

Thousands of anti-regime protesters have held numerous demonstrations in Bahrain on an almost daily basis ever since a popular uprising began in the kingdom on February 14, 2011.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I would like to politely suggest to the Al-Khalifa monarchy and the tyrannical regime in Manama not to make a martyr out of this guy.

His death at your hands could create a populist tsunami which even additional Saudi troops would be unable to put down.

Oh, and just a side note to the Al-Khalifa monarchy; the concept of "divine right" has just sort of disappeared, as a leadership model, along with the whoopie cushion and the dribble glass!!!

Nov 24 09:03

End the war in Yemen, Mr. Trump

If Trump does want to bring some positive change to U.S. foreign policy, he should seek to end the war in Yemen.

Saudi Arabia announced on Monday that it would not extend a 48-hour cease-fire in its war there. The war doesn't make many headlines in the United States, even though the U.S. is directly involved in helping the Saudi military fire at targets in Yemen and blockade that country.

The humanitarian effect of the war has been disastrous. Over three million Yemeni people have been displaced from their homes. Another 14 million are threatened with what the U.N. calls "food insecurity," because blockading efforts and the war itself have a devastating effect on the import-dependent food supply of the nation.

But the United States does not have to continue exacerbating the situation. It's an immoral and unjust war on a population that does not threaten the United States.

Nov 24 09:00

Trump loses half his transition team in purge of lobbyists

Donald Trump has repeatedly promised to ‘drain the swamp’ of Washington ...
The Trump transition team has lost nearly half its staff and volunteers in a matter of days since instituting a ban on registered lobbyists at the end of last week, the Daily Mail has learned.

‘All the lobbyists are gone,’ said one source familiar with the transition. ‘Lobbyists were the vast majority. Now, today you go in and you could count [them] maybe on one hand.’

The source estimated that the number of staffers and volunteers working on the transition plummeted from around 250 late last week to less than 125 on Tuesday.

Nov 24 08:57

West Already Weaponizing Fake News

Maybe the internet will not succumb to the latest Western crusade against “fake news”.
You really know that masses of people are living within a mind-control matrix when the greatest, most pervasive purveyors of fake news denounce others for the practice.

And yet they do so without the slightest hint of awareness about their own monstrous hypocrisy.

“Fake news” has become a hot issue following the surprise US election victory of maverick business tycoon Donald Trump. Supposedly serious Western media outlets have highlighted the spread of hoax stories purporting to be news reports as having swayed the presidential race in Trump’s favor against his rival, Democrat career politician Hillary Clinton.

Nov 24 08:55

Saudi Airstrike Kills 12 Civilians in North Yemen

Adding to the growing list of civilians slain in Saudi airstrikes across Yemen since last year’s invasion, 12 more civilians were killed when a Saudi warplane destroyed the truck they were traveling in in the northern Hajjah Province.

The civilians were traveling to a nearby marketplace from a village when they were attacked. There is no hint as to why the vehicle was targeted, and Saudi forces have so far not commented publicly on this latest incident.

It is not unusual, however, for vehicles in general in rural Yemen to be targeted, as the fuel shortage caused by the Saudi naval blockade since last year. The assumption seems to be anyone who still has a functioning vehicle and fuel this far into the war must be up to no good.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"Hey, serial genocide against Yemeni civilians; it's the Saudi way!!" - Official spokes slug for the House of Saud.

Nov 24 08:55

The Upcoming War On The Alternative Media By The Deep State Mainstream Media

This declaration of war was typified by Google and FaceBook
The Mainstream Media (“MSM”), fully owned and co-opted by the Deep State Plutocrat/ Oligarch Elite, are extremely unhappy that Donald Trump won the 2016 Election.

They did not bank on this, and were completely and totally confident that their trillions of dollars of money issued by the Federal Reserve and international central banks, control of the National Security State as represented by the Military Industrial Complex, and bought and paid for representatives in the United States Legislature (Congress and Senate), Executive Branch, and Judiciary would have ensured their victory.

So what turned this election around, to upset the proverbial apple cart and deliver the Presidency to Donald J. Trump?

Nov 24 08:52

‘We are at war with Russia’: EU Parliament resolution to counter Russian media

The resolution is a sign of the “political degradation” of the western “idea of democracy” - Putin

For decades the EU has been lecturing Russia and touting freedom of speech as one of its core principles, but hypocritically dismissed it as an unnecessary luxury once their narrative was challenged, RT’s editor-in-chief Margarita Simonyan said.

“We of course are extremely disappointed, this is really outrageous,” Simonyan said on the subject of the EU’s so-called anti-Russia propaganda resolution.

Nov 23 12:21

The Liberation of the Slaves

Donald Trump can find better Jewish allies than Zionists or liberal NWO Jews.

Donald Trump’s electoral victory unleashed pent-up tectonic energies on an unprecedented scale.

The world has been changed, much more than could be expected from any election of a US president. Just a short time has passed since election day, but it appears that the New World Order has received a shattering blow. There is a great feeling of freedom in the air, as if the vote broke the chains of a generation, and we suddenly found ourselves free.

Nov 23 10:53

Fact Check: Trump Never Said He Will Not Investigate Hillary Clinton - NY Times Lied & MSM Echoed it

Audio Transcripts reveal the New York Times Lied, Donald Trump said he is not taking Hillary Clinton email and foundation investigations off the table.

Claim: Donald Trump will not investigate Hillary Clinton for crimes involving the Benghazi emails and foundation scandals.

Citing The New York Times reporting on their exclusive interview with Donald Trump, the corporate media widely reported yesterday that Donald Trump will not investigate Hillary Clinton regarding her email and foundation scandals.

Further perpetuating the false reports, Trump transitions team members defended Trump's position not knowing Trump never stated he was dropping the investigations.

Nov 22 14:50

Islamist terrorists target children in Benghazi while the West and UN look on

In the wake of the latest terrorist outrage in Benghazi – a car bomb targeting schoolchildren – Nureddin Sabir notes the West’s duplicitous policy of supporting Islamist terrorists in Libya while maintaining an arms embargo against the army fighting the terrorists.

Nov 22 13:31

Fall and Rise of the Forgotten ‘Deplorables’

We’re in for a few surprises, for better or worse...

As might be anticipated, in the wake of Trump’s historic victory — a win that for all sorts of reasons has shaken the Beltway establishment and beyond to its core, and one that political junkies will be fixating on for years — there’s been much handwringing about how so many folks got the outcome so wrong. All of this has been accompanied by the obligatory hyperventilating and existential angst about what Trump’s election portends for the future.

Nov 22 10:57

Amnesty: UK 'utterly disingenuous' about human rights in Bahrain

British ministers have acted like overexcited cheerleaders for Bahrain’s woefully inadequate human rights reforms, Amnesty International has said, ahead of an expected visit next month by Theresa May on the sidelines of the annual Gulf Cooperation Council summit.

Ministers ought to be confronting the awkward reality that the institutions set up in Bahrain with UK support “are seriously flawed and widely seen as a PR exercises”, Amnesty said.

The bodies, the ombudsman of the ministry of interior and the special investigations unit within the public prosecution, were established in 2012 following a fierce crackdown by the Bahraini government on protests the previous year.

The then foreign secretary Philip Hammond said Bahrain had been making significant reform, telling the House of Commons it was “a country which is travelling in the right direction”.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Hey, the British government has been historically willing to "look the other way" on torture, when there's money to be made, right, House of Commons and House of Lords?!?

As reported at rt.com in September of 2015, regarding the British Arms Fair:

Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Israel, Bahrain and the UAE will be among the countries participating in London's 2015 Defence Security and Equipment International (DSEI) exhibition next week. RT takes a look at this year’s potential biggest buyers, whose record has often stirred controversy. Customers at this year’s arms fair may not always see eye-to-eye on geopolitics, but one thing they do hold in common is a desire to keep their armories well stocked. Countries such as Bahrain and Israel need guns to put down the meddlesome elements within their borders, while nations like Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates need arms to fight Houthi rebels in Yemen. Over the course of next week, military buyers from around the world will rub shoulders at the world’s biggest arms fair in London’s EXCEL exhibition center to shop around for the deadliest deals. This year’s DSEI will welcome some of the world’s most repressive regimes. Among the guests are Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Bahrain, Israel and the United Arab Emirates, all of which have been condemned for human rights abuses and violating international law.

And if the British and American governments were happy with what your weapons makers sold to these regimes, let me acquaint you with precisely what Saudi Arabia has been doing with these weapons against the people of Yemen: I am sure you are going to be just as happy with the following images:

Images of children killed by Saudi bombings in Yemen

Oh, and of course, there's that Saudi Naval blockade of Yemen, causing the slow, painful deaths of Yemeni children: if you liked the preceding image, you're gonna LOVE this one:

Images of dead and starving Yemeni children, 2016

Oh, and here's an image relating to current "human rights" in Bahrain:

Torture the norm in Bahrain to elicit confessions

So, to the UK and US government: these arms sales to despotic countries which attack schools, hospitals, open air markets, and kill kids, and torture political prisoners has made both governments complicit in war crimes.

I used to be very proud to be an American; but these days, being a citizen of a country addicted to pre-emptive wars; which tortures prisoners of war to obtain false confessions; which abets and enables countries which maim, murder, and torture civilians...this is not who I am, and not what I signed up for, as a citizen of the United States of America.

I think many of our readers will resonate with this thought.

What I have reported, in terms of the British government's glossing over Bahrain's atrocious human rights records, and the US/UK sales of weapons to Saudi Arabia, is no "conspiracy theory"; it is hard evidence and fact, documented by the images and information I have chosen to share with our readers today.

And to my American brothers and sisters, and my English cousins, let me say this; we have to work together, in the most peaceful ways possible, to end this enabling of despots around the world by our respective governments.

Nov 21 12:13

Dear President Trump: Just Say No to the Neocons

President-elect Donald Trump in his April 27 foreign policy speech, in which he said:

“My goal is to establish a foreign policy that will endure for several generations. That’s why I also look and have to look for talented experts with approaches and practical ideas, rather than surrounding myself with those who have perfect résumés but very little to brag about except responsibility for a long history of failed policies and continued losses at war. We have to look to new people.

“We have to look to new people because many of the old people frankly don’t know what they’re doing, even though they may look awfully good writing in The New York Times or being watched on television.”

Nov 21 12:10

The Upcoming War On The Alternative Media By The Deep State Mainstream Media

This declaration of war was typified by Google and FaceBook

The Mainstream Media (“MSM”), fully owned and co-opted by the Deep State Plutocrat/ Oligarch Elite, are extremely unhappy that Donald Trump won the 2016 Election.

They did not bank on this, and were completely and totally confident that their trillions of dollars of money issued by the Federal Reserve and international central banks, control of the National Security State as represented by the Military Industrial Complex, and bought and paid for representatives in the United States Legislature (Congress and Senate), Executive Branch, and Judiciary would have ensured their victory.

So what turned this election around, to upset the proverbial apple cart and deliver the Presidency to Donald J. Trump?

Nov 21 11:58

Trump Prepares to Take Over the Fed

Now their little party is coming to an end.

In Donald Trump’s first four years as president, he will not only choose three judges for the Supreme Court, he’ll also pick five of the seven members on the Fed Board of Governors. It would be impossible to overstate the effect this is going to have on the nation’s economic future. With both houses of Congress firmly in the GOP’s grip, we could see the most powerful central bank in the world transformed into a purely political institution that follows the diktats of one man.

Nov 20 20:25

Report: Israel Welcomes Trump’s Security Picks

The Times of Israel reports: Israel welcomed US President-elect Donald Trump’s new round of appointments to top administration positions, a source in Jerusalem said Saturday, as a former general known for his anti-Islam rhetoric and a strident opponent of the Iran nuclear deal were tapped for top defense positions.

www.timesofisrael.com/jerusalem-said-to-welcome-trumps-pro-israel-secu...

Nov 20 15:01

Qatari soft power efforts: two steps forward, one step backwards

James Dorsey explains why changes to workers’ conditions introduced by Qatar as part of its 2022 World Cup hosting rights have yet to convince many that they are only the beginning of a process that will ultimately lead to true reform.

Nov 20 13:05

Netanyahu to Tell Trump Not to Cancel Iran Nuclear Deal

Listen to this guy Donald. Those guys you appointed,not so much!

Israeli officials have told reporters that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is talking with his national security team on making plans for exactly what they’re going to demand President-elect Donald Trump do to Iran. Surprisingly, it’s not going to include killing the P5+1 nuclear deal.

Nov 20 12:19

Russian government spokesperson says 'the Jews' knew Donald Trump would win US election

Nope! Putin and Lavrov have not been fooled.

Russia’s foreign ministry spokeswoman has claimed “the Jews” knew Donald Trump would win the US election.

Maria Zakharova told a TV chat show in Russia that to gauge such political outcomes in the future, “don’t read the mainstream newspapers”.

“Our people in Brighton [Beach] will tell you everything,” she said, referring to a district of New York which is home to a large number of Jewish emigres from the former Soviet Union.

Putting on a mock-Jewish accent, the 40-year-old said Jewish people had told her: “‘Understand this – we'll donate to Clinton, of course. But we'll give the Republicans twice that amount.’

“That was it. The matter was settled for me, personally.”

Nov 20 09:59

TURKISH CLIENT PAID TRUMP ADVISER MICHAEL FLYNN’S COMPANY “TENS OF THOUSANDS” OF DOLLARS FOR LOBBYING

DONALD TRUMP HAS repeatedly promised to “drain the swamp” of Washington corruption. The new ethics pledge he announced Wednesday would prohibit registered lobbyists from working for his transition team or administration.

But Trump’s supposed aversion to lobbyists has not harmed the fortunes of Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, one of Trump’s earliest and most visible supporters, now a vice chair of the transition team and a rumored frontrunner for the influential post of national security adviser.

On election day, Flynn published an opinion piece for The Hill urging U.S. support for Turkey’s controversial strongman president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, and pushing for the extradition of Erdogan’s political rival, Fethullah Gülen, who now resides in Pennsylvania.

Nov 20 09:44

The U.S. Remains Deeply Complicit in the War on Yemen

The atrocious U.S.-backed war on Yemen hasn’t ended. The New York Times reports on the use of U.S. weapons sold to the Saudi-led coalition to attack critical infrastructure and purely civilian targets:

But instead of defeating the rebels, the campaign has sunk into a grinding stalemate, systematically obliterating Yemen’s already bare-bones economy. The coalition has destroyed a wide variety of civilian targets that critics say have no clear link to the rebels.

It has hit hospitals and schools. It has destroyed bridges, power stations, poultry farms, a key seaport and factories that produce yogurt, tea, tissues, ceramics, Coca-Cola and potato chips. It has bombed weddings and a funeral.

The bombing campaign has exacerbated a humanitarian crisis in the Arab world’s poorest country, where cholera is spreading, millions of people are struggling to get enough food, and malnourished babies are overwhelming hospitals, according to the United Nations.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Here, folks, is what your US government has enabled, and endorses in Yemen: massive starvation of Yemeni kids:

Horrifying images of starving children reveal the ongoing toll of Yemen’s forgotten war

No, folks, these images have not been photoshopped; this is the outcome President Obama, a father himself, thinks is a perfectly fine outcome for Yemeni children, death by starvation.

Are you angry yet?!? If not, you should be; enough to call your senators and congressional representatives-elect, and tell them, STOP THIS GENOCIDE!!

Nov 19 15:08

FLASHBACK:Who's Advising Mitt Romney on Foreign Policy?

With Mitt Romney's comments on Libya drawing attention today-specifically, his criticism of Obama-it's worth examining whom Romney listens to on such matters.

Dan Senor is one of Romney's closest advisers on foreign policy.

Romney keeps a large group of foreign-policy advisers, eight of whom participated in the early neoconservative group Project for a New American Century think tank, founded in 1997 and headed by William Kristol, the Nation's Ari Berman reported in May. In the same month, The New York Times' Magazine's David Sanger reported on discontent within that big team, with some complaining that Romney only listens to Bolton.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SHhrZgojY1Q

Nov 18 18:02

Trump the Anti-Semite? Or is it just that liberal Jews hate Trump?

One of the more curious bits of invective hurled at presidential candidate Donald Trump was the claim that he is an anti-Semite. The allegation is particularly odd as Trump worked comfortably for decades in the heavily Jewish New York real estate world, his daughter Ivanka, whom he is very close to, has converted to Judaism and is married to a Jew who was prominent in Donald’s campaign while Trump’s grandson from that marriage is being raised as Jewish. Trump was Grand Marshallof New York City’s 2004 Salute to Israel Parade and has contributed to predominantly Jewish charities.

Nov 18 17:07

PALESTINE NATIONAL DAY: Samah Sabawi’s powerful speech in Melbourne [VIDEO]

Samah Sabawi’s speech delivered in Melbourne on Palestine National Day 15 November 2016 just before the raising of the Palestinian flag over the city’s Federation Square.  
There were 8 flags flying that day for all to see.  Yet, Samah’s speech eschewed any nationalistic jingoism or illusions of statehood; rather she honoured it as “the people’s flag”, the one that has been, and continues to be, raised and draped over the suffering of her people, time and time again.

Nov 18 14:43

Palestinian Children: Proposals to combat Drug dealers targeting Lebanon's camps - Part 2


As cases of Palestinian camp children being targeted by drug dealers are further revealed, proposals are being put forward by the Palestinian Community, Local, Regional and International NGOs, and Civil Society organizations on how to end this scourge. Taking into account the still prevailing Lebanese stigmas toward Palestinians and the outlawing of their elementary civil rights including the right to work and home ownership,

Nov 18 11:34

Dear President Trump: Just Say No to the Neocons

Tell Eliot Cohen to get lost.

For the central canon of the neocon creed has been and always will be a militant internationalism.

The kudzu vine is one of the most invasive plants in existence: you cut it back, but that just emboldens it! You dig it up, but it keeps returning, stronger than ever. It is, in short, the horticultural equivalent of the neoconservatives, who have survived in spite of leading us over a cliff in Iraq, being roundly repudiated by the voters in the last three presidential elections.

Nov 17 19:19

Killing Arafat: Does Abbas have any evidence?

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has revived long-standing suspicions that his predecessor, Yasser Arafat, was murdered. Abbas announced last week that he knew the killer’s identity, adding that the world would be “amazed when you know who did it”.

Nov 17 11:34

Iran Deal Opponents to Trump: Enforce, Don’t Tear Up Nuclear Deal

This is good.

Long-Time Critics Says Scrapping Deal Would Do More Harm Than Good
by Jason Ditz, November 16, 2016

Large numbers of influential hawks in both parties were outspoken opponents of the P5+1 nuclear deal with Iran, and went on to try to destroy the deal in Congress, though President Obama ultimately vetoed the bills, keeping the deal intact.

Nov 17 10:51

President: Russia's Iskander missile systems in Armenia to maintain balance in region

Vladimir Putin earlier issued a directive to sign an agreement on the establishment of the Russian-Armenian Combined Force. The deployment of Russia’s Iskander missile systems in Armenia was a necessary step designed to maintain balance in the region, Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan told the Rossiya 24 TV channel on Thursday. "It’s no secret that Azerbaijan has regularly bought state-of-the-art weaponry over the past several years. We don’t have such financial possibilities as Azerbaijan. We have been constantly trying to balance the situation by acquiring an antidote. Iskander is this antidote," the president said. Iskander missile systems were first shown at a military parade in Armenia’s capital Yerevan on September 21.

Nov 17 01:31

President says Armenia supports Russian campaign in Syria

"We fully support Russia’s actions to render assistance [to Damascus - TASS] at the request of the Syrian government. Asking for assistance is the legitimate right of the Syrian government, and providing this assistance is Russia’s legitimate right," he stressed. According to Sargsyan, Armenia favors a resolution of the Syrian crisis. He noted though that " the Syrian issue can hardly be resolved at an early date." The Armenian president added that at the present time about 20,000 ethnic Armenians live in Syria.

Nov 17 00:53

Can Trump find enough fresh thinkers to do the job?

Trump’s Slim Chance for Greatness. Donald Trump must decide – and decide quickly – whether he wants to be a great U.S. President or a robo-signature machine affixing his name to whatever legislation comes from congressional Republicans and a nodding figurehead acquiescing to more neoconservative foreign policy adventures.

Or, to put it in a vernacular that Trump might use, does he want to be “Paul Ryan’s bitch” on domestic policies? And does he want to surrender his foreign policy to the “wise guys” of Washington’s neocon establishment.

Nov 17 00:50

The Donald Trump Cabinet: He Is Not A Masochist

He may temporarily forgive, but he does not forget. This rule of thumb has served him well in transforming his father’s multimillion dollar but fledgling real estate company into the multi-billion dollar international real estate powerhouse that it currently is.

So what gives in regards to the names of his Cabinet that are being floated around?

Mind you, some of the list below was gleaned from the New York Times, so a huge grain of salt should be taken before one delves into this analysis.

Nov 15 14:34

Trump may kill Netanyahu with kindness

Although Trump – for now at least – seems like a dream come true for Israel’s Netanyahu, Jonathan Cook says he could ultimately “turn Israel into a pariah state in Western capitals and leave it exposed strategically”.

Nov 15 10:51

The Shadow Government Might Be Planning Something Bigger Than Protests

Trump has his first interview and says that he is going to keep his promises, but the people should watch his actions not his words. Protests are happening all around the country, but we now have found out that these protests are professionals employed by Soros a friend of Clinton. Video of buses bringing in the professional protestors. The shadow government is continually trying to divide America, the people, they want chaos, they want martial law.

Nov 14 18:01

US, British ‘Clean House’ to Delete Syria Terror Links

US President Barack Obama has just given the Pentagon orders to assassinate commanders of the Al Nusra terror network in Syria. American media reports over the weekend say the new urgency arises from US intelligence fears that al Qaeda-affiliated groups are preparing to mount terror attacks against Western targets from strongholds in Syria.

Nov 14 17:25

Life before the Nakba: a Personal Tale of a Life Lived, Loved, and Lost

It is undeniable that the Palestinian people – Muslims and Christians – have suffered in pursuit of a homeland. For more than sixty years they have endured the pain of dislocation. Many wait in refugee camps in the West Bank, Gaza, and neighboring lands for a life of peace and security that they have never been able to lead. They endure the daily humiliations – large and small – that come with occupation.

Nov 14 10:07

Saudis Deliberately Targeting Civilian Infrastructure in Yemen War

Since the March 2015 Saudi invasion of Yemen, Saudi-coalition airstrikes have killed a preposterous number of civilian bystanders, and repeatedly hit places like schools and hospitals across the country. While the Saudis are forever downplaying such incidents, the reality of the Saudi air war is becoming increasingly apparent. It is a war not against the Shi’ite Houthi movement, but against Yemen’s population and economy.

Even sources like the New York Times are starting to take notice that this is less an anti-rebel campaign and instead a war of systematically obliterating Yemen’s already bare-bones economy, targeting anything and everything and claiming “suspicion” if asked about it.

Indeed, as much attention as blowing up a hospital gets, in many cases the more harmful strikes are against places like food processors and basic industries, whose destruction exacerbates chronic food shortages in the nation and ensures that any post-war reconstruction will be arduously slow.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I would like to politely point out that what the NYT is just beginning to wrap its collective editorial head around, WRH has been covering, in terms of these war crimes, almost from the inception of this US government enabled Saudi attack against Yemen.

And what has been the ultimate result of the Saudi naval blockade of Yemen?!?

I will show you now, and this stuff has not been photoshopped or altered in any way: Yemen's kids are starving to death, due to this blockade.

Images of Yemeni children, starving due to the Saudi naval blockade

Don't you DARE turn your eyes away from this horrific, US-government enabled war crime of starving children!

And apparently, our President, Barack Obama, a father himself, thinks that this horrific suffering, on the part of Yemen's kids, is a perfectly logical outcome of the Saudi attack against Yemen.

Would someone from the Nobel Prize Nominating Committee in Oslo, who has the "gonadal tissue" to do so, please rescind Obama's Nobel Peace Prize for allowing this to have happened?!?

Thank you very much.

Nov 14 09:18

GINGRICH WANTS NEW HOUSE COMMITTEE ON UN-AMERICAN ACTIVITIES

Trump’s probable secretary of state wants to form a committee to rival the infamous House Committee on Un-American Activities.

"We originally created the House Un-American Activities Committee to go after Nazis," New Gingrich said this week. "We passed several laws in 1938 and 1939 to go after Nazis and we made it illegal to help the Nazis. We're going to presently have to go take the similar steps here” in regard to Muslims.

Trump said during his campaign he wants to ban Muslims from unspecified countries from entering the United States.

There is no evidence the Islamic State is coordinating attacks in the United States. San Bernardino and Miami were the work of deranged individuals espousing Saudi Wahhabi ideology. Islamic State terrorists are not flooding over the border, there is no evidence of sleeper cells.

Sending Wahhabi terrorists from Saudi Arabia to America is a CIA speciality.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

To get the CIA or any other American "alphabet soup" agency to actually cop to what they have done in this area will only happen...when pigs fly.

Nov 14 08:07

Palestinian Social Fabric Frays in Lebanon's camps as Drug Dealers target Children - Part 1

The past few years have witnessed an alarming increase in drug distribution in several of Lebanon’s 12 Palestinian camps, as dealers reportedly target children and teenagers, becoming increasingly brazen in pushing their narcotics.

Nov 14 08:02

The Eagle of Palestine

Since 1967, at least 198 Palestinian prisoners were murdered by the Israeli occupation forces while in Israeli detention; 70 as a result of torture, 71 were extra-judicially executed while in detention, 50 as a result of medical negligence and 7 being shot dead inside prisons by the Israeli prison authorities.

Nov 13 15:13

Trump should resist neocon & shadow gov’t influence to justify people’s hopes – Ron Paul

Trump’s ability to honor his campaign rhetoric will depend on the role of the so-called “shadow government.”

“Unfortunately, there has been several neoconservatives that are getting closer to Trump. And if he gets his advice from them then I do not think that is a good sign,” Paul told the host of RT’s Crosstalk show Peter Lavelle.

Nov 13 12:36

Russia Puts Strategic Bombers On Combat Alert For Imminent Strikes On Syrian Targets

While America is busy pointing fingers at who exactly failed to predict the Trump presidency, Putin is taking advantage of the chaos and the immediate political power vacuum left in the aftermath of the stunning transition from the Democratic president to a Republican sweep.

First, as we reported last night, NATO promptly freaked out after Putin spokesman Dmitry Peskov urged President-elect Donald Trump to begin rebuilding the U.S.-Kremlin relationship "by urging NATO to withdraw forces from the Russian border." Peskov told the Associated Press that such a move "would lead to a kind of detente in Europe."

Nov 13 10:48

Age of Fools by William A. Cook - Book Review by Prof. David Werner

Ultimately Cook asks and asks continually whether a “small religious group” whose “God dispensed real estate to their forbears centuries ago” has the “right to confiscate that land from people who have lived on it and worked it for over two thousand years.”   Cook claims, rightly, that this is at the core of the continuing crisis in the Middle East and that until the world can figure out how to resolve  it, it is condemned to failure.   The magnificence of Age of Fools is its ability to elucidate this problem; the tragedy of the book is that those who most need enlightenment will never read it.

Nov 12 15:40

Qatar calls into question its sincerity in pushing World Cup-driven reform

James Dorsey shows how super-rich Qatar has been backtracking on lofty promises of labour reform and some degree of greater liberalism, which it made in order to win hosting rights of the 2022 FIFA World Cup.

Nov 12 11:07

Will the Deep State undermine Trump’s agenda ?

Can President Trump maintain his independence?

Can President Trump stay clear of neocons in his Cabinet picks?

RT’S Peter Lavelle Interviews Dr. Ron Paul :

With the surprise election of Donald Trump, can we expect an equally surprising foreign policy from him? During the campaign he provided us with a glimpse of his thinking. Will there be a Trump Doctrine?!

Nov 12 11:04

What Donald Trump Needs To Do

There has never been a better-suited and more experienced President when it comes to these issues...

Now that Donald Trump has been elected President of the United States of America, there are a lot of things he needs to do.

He has seen firsthand the unseemly underbelly of the various Deep State actors that have fought tooth and nail to both undermine and character assassinate him, as well as destroy him personally and professionally.

But Donald Trump is made of legendary stuff, and not only endured these constant and underhanded attacks, but also exposed and destroyed them all, one by one.

Nov 12 09:03

Trump & Woolsey: Was There a Bait-and-Switch?

The day after Trump’s election, Woolsey was interviewed by the CBC and asked about U.S. national security priorities. Woolsey responded that it was necessary “to get straight who our friends and adversaries are.” He asserted that “Israel is our friend,” while he called Iran “the world’s leading terrorist state” and insisted that the nuclear agreement with Iran “is so bad it needs to go.” Tehran reached a deal with world powers (including the U.S.) on its nuclear program in July 2015. The Israel lobby has reportedly been trying to undermine the agreement ever since by linking Iran with ISIS terrorism.

Woolsey also called Russia and North Korea “problem states,” and when asked if a new relationship with Russia could be possible under Trump as president, he answered that it “has to be based on Russian performances, not Russian promises,” adding that “Russia’s got to stop conquering its neighbours, like Ukraine.”

Nov 11 17:05

BLOOD MONEY

Germany buried Anti- Fascism and celebrated an Israel weaponized by the very same factories that served Hitler, who was the decisive force behind the emigration of European Jews to Palestine. The fact that the Germans are just as responsible for the Nakba as they are for the Holocaust is something they refuse to recognize to this very day.

Nov 11 14:35

Bahrainis support senior Shia cleric Sheikh Qassim

Bahrainis have taken to the streets in several villages and towns in support of senior Shia cleric Sheikh Isa Qassim.

On Friday, a mass protest was held near Imam Sadiq mosque in the village of Diraz, the hometown of the cleric.

The demonstrators condemned Manama’s continued ban on holding Friday prayers in the village.

On June 20, Bahraini authorities stripped the 79-year-old cleric of his citizenship, less than a week after suspending the al-Wefaq National Islamic Society, the country’s main opposition bloc, and dissolving the Islamic Enlightenment Institution, founded by Qassim, and the opposition al-Risala Islamic Association.

People in the villages of Shakhoura and Abu Saiba also demonstrated in solidarity with Sheikh Qassem and the political detainees despite tightened security measures.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

So far, these protests have been relatively peaceful; but if it gets out-of-control violent, with the US and UK not making any concerted efforts to blunt the anger of Shiite Bahrainis by negotiating even some minor concessions here, this may blow up in the Al-Khalifa monarchy's face like a bad trick cigar, and they may well be sent packing.

And of course, a revolution may well generate a complete evacuation of the US and UK Naval Base (just dedicated by Prince Phillip).

Nov 11 07:09

Prince Charles opens new military base in Bahrain despite human rights abuses

Prince Charles has opened the first section of the controversial Mina Salman naval base in the Kingdom of Bahrain despite criticism of the regime’s human rights record.

The base represents the first permanent military presence in the kingdom since 1971, and was built using mostly Bahraini cash. It will be used by Britain’s Royal Navy alongside the US’ own large naval base.

Nov 11 07:05

The Fiction of “Fighting the Islamic State”, An Entity Created and Financed by the U.S. and Saudi Arabia

The German government and other governments in the West in conjunction with their mass media are giving the strong impression that arms transfers to the Iraqi Kurds is the only possibility to prevent the impending catastrophe. All the other short- and long-term alternatives have not even been taken into consideration. All indications put forward by experts regarding the dramatic consequences of military support of the Iraqi Kurds are being systematically ignored. Therefore, Western governments raise the suspicion that humanitarian motives to protect the Yazidis merely constitute a fabricated pretext to enforce their own interests.

Nov 10 15:25

Reformist Saudi prince bounces up against flawed education system and ingrained social mores

James Dorsey says social changes envisaged in Saudi Prince Muhammad bin Salman's masterplan for the future will most likely flounder on ultra-conservative tribal mores and the lack of critical thinking and analytical skills among youths.

Nov 08 08:04

Ron Paul On Raqqa/Mosul: Politicians Fiddle As Middle East Burns

While Americans were obsessing about tomorrow’s election, the Obama Administration launched a serious military escalation in Syria.

Nov 08 07:59

Donald Trump’s Final Rally: Grand Rapids, MI 11/7/16

“Do you want America to be ruled by the corrupt political class or do you want America to be ruled again by the people?” Trump asked.

“I want the entire corrupt Washington establishment to hear the words we are about to say. When we win on November 8, we are going to drain the swamp” Trump said.

“Tomorrow the American working class will strike back.” Trump said.

Nov 07 19:22

Balfour Declaration vs Hussein-McMahon Correspondence

 Ninety nine years ago, on November 2nd 1917, a letter came to be known as “Balfour Declaration” was sent from the British Foreign Secretary; Arthur James Balfour, to the most senior Zionist Jew in Britain; Walter Rothschild, pledging assistance to the Zionist cause of establishing a Jewish national home (a state) in Palestine disregarding the rights and the aspirations of the indigenous Christian and Muslim Palestinian inhabitants.

Nov 07 16:16

Israel’s ban on the Muslim call to prayer in Jerusalem is the tip of the iceberg

Something is in the air in Jerusalem and if Israel has its way it soon won’t be; the Muslim call to prayer — the adhaan — is under threat. The state which is built upon the ethnic cleansing of the majority of the indigenous Palestinian people is inching its way towards banning the call for prayer, which was probably first heard in Jerusalem in 637 AD.

Nov 07 15:05

Creating a legal precedent: Palestine considers suing Israel in international sports court

James Dorsey examines the wider implications of plans by the Palestinians to take Israel to the world’s top sports court to force it to ban clubs based in Jewish colonies in the West Bank from playing in Israeli divisions.

Nov 06 13:33

A Digital 9/11 If Trump Wins

Brace yourselves folks. The Globalists are trembling in their boots.

It is a green light for a coup d’état by the Deep State forces who found that they could not win through the “normal” rigging methods.

There are disturbing signs that a digital 9/11 terror attack is being readied for election day in the US to ensure that Donald Trump does not win.

Such an attack – involving widespread internet and power outage – would have nothing to do with Russia or any other foreign state. It would be furnished by agencies of the US Deep State in a classic “false flag” covert manner. But the resulting chaos and “assault on American democracy” will be conveniently blamed on Russia.

Nov 06 12:16

Exclusive VIDEO Iraqi Senior Commander Says Negative Role of US, Saudi in Mosul Operation

Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis commander of Iraqi Al Hashd Al Shaabi Forces or Iraqi Mobilization Units (PMU) in an exclusive interview with Al-Alam Channel said: US and Saudi Arabia intelligence organizations supports to ISIS make the Mosul liberation operation long and heavy.

Nov 04 19:32

Jewish voices from the past make mincemeat of Zionism and anti-Semitism

 The latest anti-Semitism witch-hunt being conducted by the Zio-Inquisition in the UK is all hogwash if the statements of two leading Jews are to be believed.

Nov 04 18:21

I envy you, American citizens

I envy you, American citizens. I do not care about your military might, nor for your supreme currency, the US dollar. I envy your chance to deal on 11/8 a decisive blow to the rule of the Masters of Discourse.

Yes, the onslaught of the media upon Trump has been exceedingly unfair, but he survived it.

What is even more important, you survived it, it does not matter what the polls say: they say what the newspapers tell them to say. Even people answer the polls according to the media prognoses: they are shy of saying they would vote for a man who … But at the moment of actual vote, they do what they know is right for them. You have a very good chance to win, and to defeat the witch and her supporters.

Nov 04 16:45

Russian drones observe every move Islamist rebels make in Aleppo

I think it already has.

All hell is expected to break loose in Aleppo city shortly after local rebel factions refused to evacuate or let any civilians leave besieged rebel-held districts today. A Russian humanitarian pause ended moments ago which effectively would grant the Russian Air Force the green light by the Kremlin to bomb insurgents hiding in the city again.

Pamphlets distributed in eastern Aleppo reveal militant groups would only allow residents to exit into government-held Aleppo if they paid 60,000 Syrian pounds (roughly 300 dollars) to "support the Mujahideen". With unemployment rampant due to war, hardly any civilians are able to afford the payment, effectively reducing them to human shields.

Nov 04 16:32

04 November 2016 19:49 FRONTLINE VIDEO Shows Syrian Army Heavy Clashes with Militants in Western Aleppo

Very heavy fighting. Small arms,tanks,artillery and rockets. Looks like it's Go for Broke for the Syrians and Russians on the video.

The Syrian Central Military Media (SCMM) released footage on Thursday showing heavy fighting allegedly in the area of Minian, in western Aleppo.
Tanks, howitzers, and aircraft missiles bombarded parts of the city, and numerous explosions and plumes of smoke and dust could be seen on the skyline.

Nov 04 16:11

Aleppo VID: Terrorists Break Truce, Syrian Forces, Russian Jet Responded

Back to Work!

Terrorist in Aleppo responded to the Syrian request to allow civilians to leave the besieged eastern neighborhoods of the Aleppo by launching a massive offensive to lift the siege on the eastern neighborhoods, while also preventing civilians from leaving the area.
Syrian Forces in the ground, responded to terrorist attacks and Russian Air Force launched their first airstrikes over western Aleppo today after declaring Russian-syrian one sided declared truce to encourage rebels to allow civilians to leave the besieged eastern neighborhoods of the city.

Nov 04 13:51

Yemen: Thousands protest UN envoy's peace plan

Thousands of Yemenis protested against a new peace proposal to end the conflict submitted by the UN envoy to the war-torn country, saying the plan would legitimise the rebels' power grab.

The demonstrations in the southern city of Aden and other locations took place on Thursday shortly before UN envoy Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed arrived in the capital Sanaa for peace talks with Houthi rebels.

"We reject the plan of Ould Cheikh," read one of the banners carried by protesters in Aden - the government's temporary base - who responded to a call by authorities in the city to rally.

"No to an initiative that legitimises the coup," said another.

President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi on Saturday rejected the envoy's peace plan, saying it would reward the Houthis for seizing the capital and "opens a door towards more suffering and war".

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The Saudis are praying, at this point, that a way be found to create peace, after a 19 month military fiasco in Yemen, with which to support Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi, because this has nearly bankrupted the Saudi.

Stopping the Saudi-led, US enabled bombardments, the killings of women and children, the bombing of hospitals and schools, might do well to nurture the possibility of a peaceful settlement here. But there has to be some accommodation between the Houthis and Al Hadi supporters for peace to have a chance to take hold.

Nov 04 12:55

Jordan shooting: Three US military trainers killed at al-Jafr air base

Three US military trainers have been shot dead in an exchange of fire at an air base in Jordan, a US official says.
One was killed at the base and two others died later in hospital.
They were in vehicles approaching the gate of a military training centre at al-Jafr air base when they came under small-arms fire, the official added.
An earlier statement from the Jordanian military said the car they were in failed to stop at the gate and was fired upon by security forces.

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