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Jun 13 08:40

They Want to Cut the Main Vein of Yemen. US Supported Naval Blockade, Widespread Famine

The Saudi-led coalition is desperate to be able to occupy Hodiedah province, where the main port of Yemen is located, from which all the essentials of life enter Yemen. The blockade has been in force for more than three years, for weakening the Yemeni front.

Presently, 90 percent of food and medicines come to Yemen via Hodiedah, making the port vital lifeline to Sana’a with some other ports under control of occupying forces. Since Saudi Arabia waged a war against Yemen on 27 March 2017, Saudis have take actions to wrest the major port from Ansar Allah forces. Air raids on the area’s infrastructure and Ansarullah positions is common during the three years of war.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

It annoys me greatly to have to be a citizen of a country which enable s war crimes, as the US government and military are doing right now, in concert with Saudi Arabia in Yemen.

Jun 12 11:51

Mexican politician who vowed to crack down on crime shot dead while posing for selfie with fan

Fernando Purón had just finished an election debate on Friday night when he was approached by a woman holding a selfie stick who asked him to take a photo with her. Surveillance footage obtained by the Vanguardia showed the 43-year-old politician falling to the ground after being shot in the head by a man who snuck up behind him. Purón, who is survived by his wife and child, reportedly died en route to the hospital.

Note how the woman with the selfie stick just quickly and calmly walks away. I think she was part of the hit team.

Jun 12 11:44

Violence erupts in Nicaragua capital as police dismantle blockades

Armed anti-riot police and pro-government paramilitary attacked barricades manned by anti-government protesters in eastern Managua, plunging city neighborhoods in violence and chaos in an attempt to stamp out a two-month-old uprising against the government of President Daniel Ortega.

Cracks of gun fire resounded through the streets of the Nicaraguan capital as television footage showed turbulent scenes of armed security forces on foot and in trucks chasing young men away from street barricades.

Activists attempted to push them back by throwing rocks and setting off homemade mortars.

Silvio Jose Baez, an auxiliary bishop of Managua, urged residents to stay inside their homes.

"It is very dangerous because of the presence of violent gangs," he wrote on Twitter. "Don't risk life in vain."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I would like to hope (and pray) that the Catholic bishops can ratchet tensions down, and discourse in the country become more civilized, but in reality, I cannot expect for much here; and this is because this violence has the fingerprints of US foreign policy all over it.

Jun 12 11:39

Report: Netanyahu, White House Working to Drive Wedge Between Palestinians and Gulf States

The Trump administration is working with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to create a rift between the Gulf states and the Palestinians, according to a wide-ranging report on Trump's Middle East policy that was published on Monday in The New Yorker.

The report says that the Trump administration's peace plan, which will likely be much closer to the Israeli government's positions than previous U.S. peace plans, could be used by Netanyahu to divide the Gulf monarchies and the Palestinians.

Netanyahu, according to the report, expects the Palestinians to reject Trump's plan, thus creating an opening for the Gulf states to support it and distance themselves from the Palestinian leadership while inching closer towards Israel, with whom they share a common view of Iran as the main threat in the region.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Iran is absolutely not the problem in the region; it is Israel's belligerent, hubristic foreign and domestic policies which are the problem here.

Jun 12 11:28

US Airstrikes Kill 18 Civilians in NE Syria

As US and Kurdish forces carried out offensives against ISIS in the area, US warplanes carried out airstrikes against the town of Khoeberah, in the mostly Kurdish Hasakeh Province of northeast Syria, killing 18 civilians.

Details are still emerging on the incident, which the Syrian government has confirmed. The majority of the slain civilians are, by their accounts, Iraqi refugees who had fled into Syria during the fighting in western Iraq.

This is a common occurrence on both sides of the border, as ISIS controlled territory straddling the Iraq-Syria border, and offensives against each side tended to send civilians scattering to any place remotely safer than where they were at.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The US military is extraordinarily accomplished at creating bloodshed, barbaric living conditions, and chaos in those countries it has allegedly "liberated", like Iraq.

And we have a companion piece, also from antiwar.com, regarding Turkish strikes in Iraq as well:

Turkey Escalates its PKK Operations; 23 Killed in Iraq

Why in heaven's name is the US government siding with, and consistently using, Kurdish militias in Syria, while it allows Kurds to be slaughtered in Iraq?!?

Jun 12 10:39

Teachers reportedly fearful after MS-13 infiltrates Maryland school

The violent gang MS-13 has infiltrated a predominantly Hispanic school in Maryland, bringing terror and the campaign to recruit young students, with teachers calling the situation a “ticking time bomb.”

William Wirt Middle School in Riverdale has reportedly become a battleground after the gang established its presence at the school.

Fighting, drug dealing, pro-MS-13 graffiti and attempts to recruit immigrant children from Central America have become an everyday occurrence, The Washington Post reported.

“We now have two to three fights per day,” one school employee told the paper, who didn’t reveal his name over fears to lose the job or be targeted by the gang. “At this point, it’s completely out of control.”

School teachers claimed at least a dozen of members of the gang are in the school. The violent activities prompted the school to call the police over 70 times in the 2017-2018 school year.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

And public law agencies cannot deport these gang members because.....?!?!?!?!?

Jun 12 10:25

LIBYA "BEFORE AND AFTER" PHOTOS GO VIRAL

A Libyan man who took photos of himself posing at various spots across Beghazi in 2000 has revisited the same locations 18 years later to photograph life under the new "NATO liberated" Libya.

The "before and after" pics showing the utter devastation of post-Gaddafi Libya have gone viral , garnering 50,000 retweets after they were posted to an account that features historical images of Libya under Gaddafi’s rule between 1969 and 2011.

It appears people do still care about Libya even if the political elites in Paris, London, and Washington who destroyed the country have moved on. Though we should recall that British foreign secretary Boris Johnson was caught on tape in a private meeting last year saying Libya was ripe for UK investment, but only after Libyans "clear the dead bodies away."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Hillary Clinton loves the concept of assassinations, both character, and outright physical; she must have thought that this was her finest hour as Secretary of State, when Gadaffi was assassinated.

However, in her consistently and heubristically pathological inability to see the logical conclusion of any scenario she created, this decision ultimately sowed the seeds for complete chaos and destruction in this country by way of an ongoing civil war, which, in 2018, shows no signs of ending any time soon.

Way to Go, Hil, congratulations!!

Jun 11 18:53

WATCH: Israeli Authorities Demolish Graves at Historic Palestinian Cemetery

Israeli authorities were caught on video excavating portions of the historic Bab al-Rahma cemetery next to Al-Aqsa mosque in occupied East Jerusalem. The cemetery is believed to contain the final resting places of two companions of Islam’s Prophet Muhammad.

Video from June 5 shows about a dozen men, presumably members of Israel's Nature and Parks Authority, at a work site in the Bab al-Rahma cemetery, through which Israel is planning to build a national park trail.

The cemetery sits adjacent to Al-Aqsa mosque, the third holiest site in Islam. It is believed to hold the graves of Ubada ibn as-Samit and Shadad ibn Aus, two of the Prophet Muhammad's companions. The cemetery has remained in use for more than 1,000 years.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

So now, Israel is not only destroying the future for Palestinians; they are also destroying their past, culture, and history, under the pretext of that destruction being necessary to establish "a national park"; morally, however, this is lower than a snake's belly, and in light of the fact that the legal case here is not finished, is deliberately jumping the gun to prevent the possibility that the cemetery will be allowed to stand.

Jun 11 11:04

Anthony Bourdain’s Haunting Tweet Weeks Before His Suicide About What Hillary Clinton Goons Did To Him

It is no secret that those that cross swords with the Clintons have a nasty habit of winding up d**d…mostly by apparent s*****e and generally under what their friends and family would deem suspicious circumstances. Spade was believed to have been connected to the Clinton Foundation and their apparent fleecing of the Haitian people after a 7.0 magnitude earthquake hit the island leaving the world’s poorest country devastated and in ruin. According to the Clinton Foundation Website, Spade was part of the No Ceilings Initiative and led delegations down to Haiti as recently as 2015.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Been there. Done that. Didn't buy the t-shirt.

Jun 11 10:36

ANTHONY BOURDAIN - DOES IT MAKE SENSE?

Did he voice opinions that would anger and threaten the interests of people known to be and capable of committing violence?

He sure did. He supported the people of Iran and Palestine in defiance of a near total US news media blackout on any discussion of their humanity and directed pointed criticism at “ex”-Mossad operatives who are deeply involved in US politics.

Was he on a trajectory of become more outspoken and detailed in his criticisms regarding subjects these people find sensitive?

His tweet the month before he died making a link between a group of “ex”-Mossad agents working for both Hilary Clinton ally Harvey Weinstein and Donald Trump (he was one of the few people to pay attention) shows that tendency.

People in the US with this profile have a strange habit of hanging themselves…

Or shooting themselves in strange ways…

Or running their cars into trees.

Jun 09 09:41

Israel’s Attack on the USS Liberty: A Half Century Later, Still No Justice

Two F-4s left the carrier to come to the Liberty’s aid. Apparently, the jets were armed only with nuclear weapons. When word reached the Pentagon, Defense Secretary Robert McNamara became irate and ordered the jets to return. “Tell the Sixth Fleet to get those aircraft back immediately,” he barked. McNamara’s injunction was reiterated in saltier terms by Admiral David L. McDonald, the chief of Naval Operations: “You get those fucking airplanes back on deck, and you get them back down.” The planes turned around. And the attack on the Liberty continued.

After the Israeli fighter jets had emptied their arsenal of rockets, three Israeli attack boats approached the Liberty. Two torpedoes were launched at the crippled ship, one tore a 40-foot wide hole in the hull, flooding the lower compartments, and killing more than a dozen American sailors.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

AND THIS, FOLKS, IS HOW ISRAEL TREATED ITS "FRIEND", THE UNITED STATES, WHEN IT WAS ENGAGING IN A FALSE FLAG TO GET THE US TO FIGHT EGYPT, ON WHICH IT WANTED TO BLAME THE ATTACK.

Jun 09 09:27

10,000 PALESTINIANS PARTICIPATE IN GAZA BORDER FENCE PROTEST, 6 WOUNDED

Ten-thousand Palestinians gathered and burned tires in five locations along the Israel-Gaza border fence Friday afternoon, according to the IDF spokesperson's unit.

IDF soldiers used crowd dispersal measures in accordance with IDF rules of engagement and "are keeping high-alert."

In addition to soldiers posted at the border, hundreds of troops were deployed there ahead of the event from the Nahal, Golani and Givati Brigades as well as special forces. Photographers and drone operators will document the riots for legal and media purposes.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The Israeli photographers will be there to bend coverage in order to shape the narrative to the Israeli government's liking.

Jun 09 09:24

Ukrainian neo-nazi mob mocks Roma women as they tear down Kiev camp with axes (VIDEO)

Members of a far-right group proudly filmed themselves destroying a Roma camp in Kiev– marking the second such attack by militant nationalists against Roma living in Ukraine’s capital in the past six weeks.
The National Druzhyna, a nationalist militia formed by veterans of the far-right Azov Battalion, used axes and hammers to dismantle a small Roma camp in Kiev’s Holosiyivskiy Park. The right-wing vigilantes had earlier issued an ultimatum on their Facebook page, instructing the Roma to vacate their camp within 24 hours or be forced out by a “mob.”

Hours later, around 20 Druzhyna members, many sporting balaclavas, descended on the camp, wielding axes, sledgehammers and cameras to document the destruction. Footage and photos of the pogrom were uploaded to the militants’ Facebook page, but they later vanished.

A 12-minute clip of the raid re-uploaded to YouTube shows the militia members mocking a woman and child fleeing with their belongings.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

And Poroshenko is utterly powerless to stop this attack.... against Roma women in Ukraine?!?

No being on this planet deserves to be hurt, their housing destroyed, and their lives ridiculed because of their ethnicity, period, end of discussion; we are all brothers and sisters in this pilgrimage on this planet, each with our unique perspective, and story to tell.

But I have to wonder if Poroshenko allows this, because these men are young, unemployed, and probably have no job skills whatsoever, so these kind of attacks are permitted as a "safety valve" - to prevent these men from coming after the Ukrainian government with the same kind of vengeance.

Jun 09 08:55

SHE WAS KIDNAPPED BY GUERRILLAS AND FORCED TO WORK. THAT QUALIFIES AS MATERIAL SUPPORT FOR TERRORISM, ACCORDING TO IMMIGRATION RULING

The case at issue before the immigration court involved an unnamed Salvadoran woman who was kidnapped by guerrillas in 1990 and forced to undergo weapons training and cook and clean. The woman also watched her husband, a sergeant in the Salvadoran army, dig his own grave before being executed by the guerrillas.

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security had argued for the woman’s removal from the United States in 2004, based on the duties she was forced to perform while held captive 14 years earlier. Under the material support provisions of the USA Patriot Act, the sweeping security legislation passed in the months after the 9/11 attacks, immigrants may be denied entry or removed from the country if they provided support to terrorists, which are broadly defined in immigration law as nonstate actors involved in armed force.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I am sorry; this ruling may have been technically correct, but is absolutely morally brain-dead, given the circumstances that this woman was used as slave labor by terrorists, who assassinated her husband, and made her watch.

Jun 09 06:14

‘We saw bodies on the floor in New York New York Zoomanity Theater,’ a witness told police on the night of 1 October

Several eyewitnesses spotted two bodies lying on the floor at New York New York’s Zoomanity theater just after 11 p.m. on the night of the 1 October shooting contradicting Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department Sheriff Joseph Lombardo’s official narrative and confirming Intellihub’s October 10, 2017 report titled Las Vegas shooting: An in-depth analysis.

Jun 08 10:27

Soon After Imran Awan’s Other Wife Called Police On Him, Gunmen Shot At Her

Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz’ indicted former IT aide, Imran Awan, was married to two Virginia women simultaneously, and 15 days after one of them told police that Imran kept her “like a slave,” gunmen shot into her family home, according to police reports filed in Pakistan.

The shooting at Sumaira Siddique allegedly occurred in Pakistan in August 2016 — days after the House Inspector General informed the Committee on House Administration that Imran allegedly committed cybersecurity violations. In a report filed with the local police, Siddique’s father, who owns the home, said he believed Siddique had been targeted.

The shooting was unsolved, though in a separate case, Imran’s stepmother, Samina Gilani, alleged in court papers filed in April 2017 that Imran said he would “do harm to me and my family members back in Pakistan and one of my cousins here in Baltimore.” He also “threatened that he has the power to kidnap my family members back in Pakistan.”

Jun 08 05:33

17 YEARS ON FROM THE INVASION, AFGHAN LEADER PLEADS FOR MORE BRITISH TROOPS TO TACKLE TALIBAN

An Afghan leader has issued a plea for Britain to deploy more troops to the country in a bid to quell the resurgent Taliban, Islamic State and Al-Qaeda.
Abdullah Abdullah, the Afghan government’s chief executive, who met with Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson on Thursday, called for a renewed long-term military commitment by the UK and its NATO allies.

His plea comes as UK Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson is reportedly considering increasing the number of troops in the country by 400 following an appeal by US President Donald Trump.

When NATO issued a similar appeal last year, the ministry of defence responded saying the “UK keeps its contribution in Afghanistan under regular review to ensure it remains suited for the needs of the mission.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The reality here, that no national leader can actually state, because even though the UK, NATO, and the US have been losing the warin Afghanistan, the three major military controllers of troops here stay, because they cannot admit to an actual loss, although things on the ground for the Afghan people have gotten substantially worse for them, year to year, since the occupation began.

The metrics of this 17 year occupation, cannot possibly be positioned to make it look like the occupiers have had any real success at keeping either the Taliban, or Al Qaeda, at bay.

IF NATO and US leadership had a braincell to rub between them, they would be evacuating all troops from Afghanistan just as quickly as safely possible, declare victory, and negotiate with whatever government that was left standing in Kabul for the pipeline rights, the rare earth minerals rights, and the opium field rights.

But of course, that... would be logical.

Jun 08 04:51

Five-hundred-and-eighteen 911 calls from the night the 1 October massacre: Audio files

The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department released on Thursday audio files containing a total of 518 actual 911 calls from the night the 1 October Las Vegas shooting in which 58 people lost their lives.

Jun 07 13:21

Robert F. Kennedy Jr.: CIA Link To JFK Assassination Has Not Been Disproven (Video)

Tucker Carlson does a very good job in his line of questioning with RFK Jr. here.

Jun 07 11:42

Arab report: Mossad killed Iranian military advisors in Libya

Al Arabiya network says Israel's intelligence and special operations agency is responsible for liquidation of two Revolutionary Guards members who arrived in Libya from Tunisia; Iran is trying to promote its interest of obtaining uranium by sending military advisors to chaotic Libya and distancing its conflict with Israel from its border.

Jun 07 11:22

THE SALVADOR OPTION: THE US IS ONCE AGAIN SUPPORTING DEATH SQUADS IN CENTRAL AMERICA

The United States has been quietly funding and equipping elite paramilitary police units in El Salvador accused of extrajudicially murdering suspected gang members, according to a forthcoming United Nations report reviewed in advance by CNN.

Beginning with George W. Bush in 2003, successive US administrations have provided tens of millions of dollars in aid for Salvadoran military and police in support of the government’s “Mano Dura” (“Firm Hand”) security program, an aggressive campaign to combat out-of-control gang violence in a country with one of the world’s highest homicide rates.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Such use of US-funded paramilitaries by the El Salvador government goes against the grain of everything which is American, including that apparently rather quaint, and no longer observed, concept of due process.

It rather reminds me of the attitude of the Papal Vicar, Dominique Guzman, when he heard, during the siege against the Cathars at Montsegur in France, that women and children were among the men holed up there, he remarked: "Kill them all; God will find his own."

Jun 07 11:14

Anonymous Snipers and a Lethal Verdict

We know her name: Razan al-Najjar. But what’s his? What’s the name of the soldier who killed her, with direct fire to the chest last Friday? We don’t know, and we probably won’t ever know.

In contrast to the Palestinians suspected of killing Israelis, the Israeli who killed Najjar is protected from exposure to the cameras and an in-depth breakdown of his family history, including his relatives’ participation in routine attacks on Palestinians as part of their military service or their political affiliation.

Demanding Israeli microphones will not be pushed into his face with probing questions: Didn’t you see she was wearing a paramedic’s white robe when you aimed at her chest?

Jun 07 11:13

SYRACUSE NATIONAL SECURITY PROGRAM DIRECTOR REGISTERS AS A SAUDI FOREIGN AGENT

The director of a national security program at Syracuse University’s Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs has registered with the U.S. Department of Justice as an agent of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, 28Pages.org is first to report.

In his registration statement, retired U.S. Army Colonel Bill Smullen, former chief of staff to Secretary of State Colin Powell, indicated he has agreed to provide “public relations support” to the Saudi embassy for compensation initially projected at $8,000.

Smullen’s National Security Studies program at Syracuse is billed as “a premier professional development program that offers executive education courses for senior civilian and military leaders who are responsible for the national security interests of their respective organizations.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Oh, trust me, Smullen and Keppler are going to have their work cut out for them.

Considering that Saudi Arabia is running a military genocide against the Yemeni people, and committing war crimes; considering that Saudi Arabia is a non-Constitutional monarchy, where people can have limbs amputated, and be flogged for various offenses; considering that women are considered a sub-class of human beings, and inferior to the men who literally "own" them; where female genital mutilation is still allowed, and considered "reasonable"; that there is zero freedom of religion, and one can get assassinated for being anything other than Wahabi Muslim in terms of faith, yes, these people are going to be very busy boys!!

Jun 07 11:02

Blast Marks on Kaczynski's Jet Hint at Sabotage by 'Someone in Poland' - Lawyer

The Polish commission investigating the 2010 plane crash in which then Polish President Lech Kaczynski died, said it found traces of explosives on the wreckage of the plane as well as on the body of at least one of the victims.

The head of the commission, Antoni Macierewicz, said that explosions onboard were to blame for the crash.

Sputnik discussed the new findings with Daniel Kovalik, lawyer and author of "The Plot to Scapegoat Russia" about the air disaster.

Jun 06 10:50

New Twist in Kennedy Mystery : Photo Negatives of Robert F. Kennedy's Assassination Disappear

The negatives of some photographs taken in the moments surrounding the assassination of Robert F. Kennedy are missing.

That is not a matter of debate.

But almost everything else about the pictures is.

Did they show the crucial seconds when bullets felled the presidential candidate in a pantry at the Ambassador Hotel on June 5, 1968, as claimed by the photographer, Jamie Scott Enyart? Or did they show nothing of the assassination, as alleged by the city attorney's office?

Could they have been destroyed, along with other evidence, after the official assassination investigation, as suggested by Enyart? Or were they simply misplaced, only to turn up in state archives more than 25 years later, as claimed by city and state officials?

Jun 06 10:31

Robert Kennedy Assassination: Intimidation of a witness

This is the official LAPD audio tape of the lie detector test given to witness Sandy Serrano who claimed she saw a woman in a polka dot dress running from the Robert Kennedy assassination exclaiming "We shot him". The interviewing officer, LAPD Detective Hank Hernandez, was rumored to have intelligence connections, which would explain his having administered a lie detector test to the dictator of Venzuela just prior to doing the same to Sandy Serrano. This audio tape excerpt of the interview was obtained by Serrano's lawyers when she sued the LAPD.

I include this audio sample here to prove an historical tendency for law enforcement officials with intelligence connections to harass and intimidate witnesses. There is no confusing whatsoever that Hernandez' intent is to convince Sandy Serrano to alter her story. Hernandez spent 50 minutes trying to get Sandy to alter her story. This tape covers only a small portion of what went on.

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Jun 06 10:30

The Bobby Kennedy assassination tape: Were 13 shots fired or only 8?

No other recording of the moment of the shooting had ever been discovered. No cameras were rolling as Kennedy shook hands with bus boys in the pantry, followed by gunfire described by many witnesses as two shots, a pause, and then a rapid-fire sequence of shots. Johnson turned the tape over to audio engineer Philip Van Praag. Using modern technology to limit ambient noise and slow down the tape, Van Praag counted 13 shot “impulses,” or wave forms resembling gunshots, and possibly more drowned out by screams.

It was the first new discovery in the RFK case in years. If true, it was monumental – Sirhan Sirhan’s .22-caliber Iver Johnson Cadet revolver held eight shots.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

As a side note, back when I was just starting out on Hollywood, I had a lawyer (who didn't) whose receptionist was married to an LAPD officer who was in the pantry in the immediate aftermath of the assassination, and according to her he counted more than 8 bullet holes.

Jun 06 08:50

“Abraham, Martin and John”… And Bobby. Political Assassinations in America

1968 is sometimes referred to as the “year when everything happened”.

The Vietnam War intensified in the Battle of Khe Sanh (starting on January 21), the Tet Offensive (January 31), the Battle for Hue City (January 31) and the My Lai Massacre (March 16);

The anti-Vietnam War protests intensified in the US, resulting in Reactionary Police Brutality;

The Abdication of Lyndon Johnson (March 30);

The assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr (April 4) with over 100 American cities burning in response;

The Columbia University student occupations of campus buildings (April 23);

The Broadway Play Hair (April 29) started the Age of Aquarius;

The Catonsville 9 draft card burnings (May 17);

Bobby Kennedy’s Assassination (June 5);

The Chicago Democratic Convention (August 28) with rampant police brutality;

Richard Nixon’s divisive Southern Strategy campaign;

Jun 06 06:59

Alive and well: Kim Jong-un’s uncle was never executed, nor was his girlfriend or military chief; you were lied to

As it turns out, North Korean leader Kim Jong-un’s cousin Jang Song-thaek who once served as Vice Chairman of North Korea’s National Defense Commission is alive and well despite the fact that 99 percent of all U.S.-based media outlets reported that he was savagely executed at the behest of the North’s fierce leader by being fed to a pack of extremely hungry hunting dogs.

Jun 05 17:49

US Ambassador Slams US, Israeli Media For Gaza Coverage

Massive death tolls from months of Israeli crackdowns in the Gaza Strip have been sparsely covered by the media, particularly in the US. But even where US media outlets have found fault with the killings, US Ambassador David Friedman is expressing anger, saying it’s “not reporting” to cover the killings critically.

Friedman says media coverage that wasn’t supportive of the deaths was “completely superficial,” and that Israeli military officials had assured him that they had to kill all of those Gazans to defend the nation of Israel.

A US Ambassador to Israel criticizing US media outlets is probably not going to amount to much, but Friedman also slammed Israeli newspaper Haaretz for its own coverage of the deaths, saying Haaretz never explored if there were “other alternatives” besides killing the Gazans.

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" Israeli military officials had assured him that they had to kill all of those Gazans to defend the nation of Israel."

Oh, really, Mr. Ambassador?!? Including the Palestinian medic, Razan al-Najjar who was only trying to get people to safety, and get them evacuated?!?

The IDF HAD to kill her, to defend the nation of Israel, right?!?

Sir, with the coverage of this IDF assassination having been very clear, and understanding that this woman was no threat, the optics of what you have said are completely horrific, and disingenuous in the extreme.

This statement you have made has absolutely broken the back of any vision of the US being able to be an "honest broker" in the Israeli/Palestinian hostilities, and will have severe, negative repercussions in the greater Middle East.

But then, in light of the reality that the US has outsourced its Middle Eastern foreign policy to Tel Aviv, this shouldn't really suprise us.

Jun 05 13:36

Philly Middle-School Students Given 'Bulletproof Backpack' As Graduation Gift

The graduating 8th grade class of St. Cornelius in Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania got an unusual gift as they prepared to join the ranks of American high-schoolers - bulletproof plates for their backpacks.

The graduating 8th graders at St. Cornelius seemed unsure just what to make of their "welcome to high school" gifts.

As Fox29 reports, the "ballistic shields" were donated by a local company - Unequal Technologies, who developed the ultra-thin 10-by-12-inch plate that can slip into a backpack.

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Can the alleged "adults in the room" in the Philidelphia Department of Education do no better than this, to protect their high school students?!?

This is a disastrous signal to send to kids on the way to high school; the district is pathologically unable to protect you from school shootings, so here's your bullet proof backpack.

Unbelievable!!

Jun 05 13:18

IDF on Murder of Razan al-Najjar: She Was Killed “in Accordance with Standard Operating Procedures.” (True Enough)

Thousands attend the funeral for Razan al-Najjar, the 21-year-old medic shot and killed near the Gaza border with Israel June 1. (Reuters)

Thousands of people gathered in Gaza on Saturday for the funeral of Razan al-Najjar, a 21-year-old Palestinian medic who witnesses say Israeli soldiers shot dead near the border fence on Friday.

Medical workers, dressed in white uniforms, marched in her funeral procession, holding Palestinian flags and photos of her face. Her father walked holding his daughter’s own medical vest, once white, now stained red with her blood.

More than 115 people have been killed since protests began on the border at the end of March, but Najjar is only the second woman to die. The first was a teenage protester.

Photos from the scene immediately after Najjar was shot show a group of men carrying the volunteer in her white uniform, her head tilted back and her gloved hand limp around their shoulders. Witnesses said she was shot in the chest.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

She was assassinated by the IDF, which is their standard operating procedure; killing innocent Gazans civilians, and killing the first responders who attempt to help them.

and again, at globalresearch.ca, we have a companion piece:

While Palestian medic Razan lost her life, the US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley, lost her humanity

Jun 05 13:14

“Abraham, Martin and John”… And Bobby. Political Assassinations in America

1968 is also the year that hastened the destruction of true representative democracy in America and the beginning of a quasi-police state/Deep State establishment in its place. The unwelcome truths about Bobby Kennedy’s shooting on June 5, 1968 (by an assassin or assassins other than Sirhan Sirhan (see the irrefutable evidence further below) and his death on June 6, 1968 has been annually over-shadowed by the commemoration of the World War II anniversary of D-day, June 6, 1944. And every year teachable moments are lost.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The events of 1968 laid the way for the completely Unhinged, Dystopian, Surveilled State of Amerika we see attempting to function today.

It has made war, income disparity, surveillance and the worsening of living conditions for the most fragile of its citizens, the basis of its power, no matter which political party is in power.

And in a society experiencing these kind of repressions, the center cannot hold; it is only a question of time before it falls apart.

Jun 05 12:27

Nicaraguan Protests Leave 15 People Dead, 199 Injured Over 24 Hours

A total of 15 people have been killed and 199 others have been injured during protests in Nicaragua over the past 24 hours, Health Minister Sonia Castro said on Thursday.

"[Doctors] provided 199 people across the country with medical assistance, 15 more people were killed," Castro said at a press conference, as quoted by the Nueva Radio Ya broadcaster.

The protests in Nicaragua erupted on April 18 after the country’s government proposed a reform increasing social insurance payments for employers. Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega cancelled the reform but the protests are still underway.

The Organization of American States condemned an outbreak of violence in Nicaragua.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

One has to wonder if the US government is planning "regime change" in Nicaragua, and the tone of this article from the Washington Compost, datelined 24 may, seems to confirm this:

Daniel Ortega’s familiar path of repression in Nicaragua

Jun 05 12:16

Maduro Confirms Venezuela Exiting From OAS

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said that the ongoing session of General Assembly of the Organization of American States (OAS) would become the last one for the country, as Caracas was withdrawing from the organization.

"This is the last OAS General Assembly where the Venezuelan foreign minister participates, we criticize the OAS and we withdraw," Maduro was quoted as saying by the Globovision channel.

Maduro noted that the US government launched a campaign against Venezuela within the OAS.

Caracas Slams New US Anti-Venezuela Sanctions as 'Crime Against Humanity'
On Monday, US Secretary of State Michael Pompeo urged the OAS members to increase pressure on the government of Venezuela and to impose additional sanctions. He added that suspending Venezuela from the organization would send a powerful message to Venezuelan leader.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I frankly don't blame Maduro for doing this, looking at the way the US government has manipulated the actions of the OAS against Venzuela.

Jun 05 11:18

U.S. AIRSTRIKES VIOLATED INTERNATIONAL LAW IN “WAR OF ANNIHILATION” IN RAQQA, SYRIA, SAYS AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL

AS THE BATTLE for Raqqa, Syria, raged last October, a family in the Harat al-Badu neighborhood bunkered down in their home in an attempt to survive the fighting between the U.S.-led coalition and Islamic State militants. Mohammed Fayad, a man in his 80s, had lived in the same home in Harat al-Badu for the past 50 years. When the fighting began, Fayad refused to flee the property that he had put a lifetime of labor into, remaining in the home with his daughters and other relatives. As coalition airstrikes began pounding the city, Fayad’s home also became a refuge for other terrified neighbors and their families seeking safety from the attacks.

Their safe haven would not last. On the night of October 11, a coalition airstrike hit Fayad’s home. As Ali Habib, a local man who had been sheltering his family with Fayad, later told researchers from Amnesty International:

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The US war against Syria, in its attempt to effect regime change in Damascus, is both immoral, and insane; unfortunately, the US government does not care what destruction its war crimes leave in the wake of attacks like this.

In the mindset of the the US government, "The end justifies the means".

Now, let me see; from where have we heard that before?!?!

And here is a companion piece, this one from theindependent.co.uk:

US, Britain and France inflicted worst destruction 'in decades' killing civilians in Isis-held city of Raqqa, report says There is a very difficult video to watch here, but I encourage all thinking Americans and Brits to see this; this is what has been done to Syria, with your tax dollars, and in your name.

Jun 05 10:33

The Salvador Option: the US is Once Again Supporting Death Squads in Central America

The United States has been quietly funding and equipping elite paramilitary police units in El Salvador accused of extrajudicially murdering suspected gang members, according to a forthcoming United Nations report reviewed in advance by CNN.

Beginning with George W. Bush in 2003, successive US administrations have provided tens of millions of dollars in aid for Salvadoran military and police in support of the government’s “Mano Dura” (“Firm Hand”) security program, an aggressive campaign to combat out-of-control gang violence in a country with one of the world’s highest homicide rates.

Jun 05 10:08

9/11 VICTIMS BATTLING OVER 70 FORMS OF CANCER - THEIR FATE IS IN CONGRESS’ HANDS : EIGHT DAYS AFTER 9/11, FORMER EPA ADMINISTRATOR CHRISTINE WHITMAN TOLD NEW YORKERS THAT THE DUST-FILLED AIR THAT FILLED NEW YORK CITY’S SKIES WAS SAFE TO BREATHE

Eight days after 9/11, former EPA administrator Christine Whitman told New Yorkers that the dust-filled air that filled New York City’s skies was safe to breathe. We now know how shockingly false this declaration of safety was.
In fact, more people may have died from healthcare complications resulting from breathing in toxic debris than people who died in the 9/11 attacks nearly 17 years ago. According to the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), more than 500,000 people are battling cancer and other diseases linked to the toxins that poured into the air following the attacks. Of the 500,000 exposed, NIOSH estimates 35,000 will develop cancer at a rate 21 percent higher than the general population.

And unless Congress acts, these victims won’t get compensation for years of injury and irreparable damage endured from prolonged exposure to these toxins.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

What Whitman did was criminal; but then, of course, she was working for that unholy, criminal trinity of Bush, Cheney, and Rumsfeld, so felt any statement to get first respondeers to immediately respond, even though it was an horrendous, outright lie, was perfectly legimimate. Now, people are suffering and dying because of this.

Congress, thinking Americans are watching what you do here; these people are NOT expendable; their courageous work should be honored with the best medical care this country can provide. Unlike former Vice-President Cheney, who, mysteriously, wound up at the top of the charts for a heart translplant (which was amazing, because, come on, now, who new he even had one?!?) they have earned it.

Jun 04 13:52

The Faked Assassination of Arkady Babchenko

The faked assassination of Arkady Babchenko is a bizarre affair which has intriguing features similar to the murder of another journalist in Ukraine 18 years ago. The difference is that this previous killing was all too real, but in both cases the Ukrainian government and its security services showed the same weird capacity to discredit themselves by engaging in ill-conceived plots always likely to do them more harm than good.

Jun 04 10:20

The Blatant Conspiracy Behind Senator Robert F. Kennedy’s Assassination

When he was assassinated by a bullet to the back of his head on June 5, 1968, not by the accused patsy Sirhan Sirhan, who was standing in front of RFK, but by a conspiracy that clearly implicates U.S. law enforcement and intelligence agencies, not only did a precious and good man die, but so too did any chance for significant political change through the official political system, short of a miracle. We are still waiting for such a miracle.

Jun 03 09:03

The Truth Behind the Murder of Robert F. Kennedy: Conspiracy and Cover-up

On June 6th 1968, one more flame illuminating a social landscape darkened by war, poverty, and civil unrest was snuffed out, and along with it, any optimism of a peaceful transition to a brighter future.

The shooting death of Senator and Presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy at the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles, apparently at the hands of a lone assassin marked the third such murder of high profile political leader in the United States in a five year period, and the second in a little over two months.

As with the killings of his brother President John F. Kennedy, and of civil rights leader Martin Luther King, suspicions have emerged that Bobby’s murder following a resounding victory during the Democratic Primaries for President of the United States may have been the result of a conspiracy involving elements of government and law enforcement.

Jun 02 15:06

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman missing?

The Internet has been abuzz with rumors and speculation in regards to the Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s whereabouts after his public footprint went dark over a month and a half ago.

Jun 02 10:02

Bobby Kennedy's children at war with each other over new death probe: Kathleen and Robert Jr call for a new investigation and claim Sirhan Sirhan may be INNOCENT - but Joseph and Kerry urge them to let it go and focus on their father's 'legacy'

Robert F. Kennedy's daughter, Kathleen Kennedy Townsend has joined her brother Robert F Kennedy, Jr, in calling for a new investigation into their father's 1968 assassination.

After personally reviewing evidence and visiting the convicted killer Sirhan Sirhan in prison in California, Kennedy, Jr has argued that the wrong man was put behind bars for killing Robert F. Kennedy who died on June 6, 1958.

Jun 02 08:43

HIGH-PROFILE FORENSIC PSYCHIATRIST, WHO RAISED SUSPICIONS ABOUT JONBENET RAMSEY'S FAMILY DURING HER MURDER INVESTIGATION, IS SHOT DEAD OUTSIDE HIS OFFICE

The forensic psychiatrist who assisted in the investigations into the death of American child beauty queen JonBenet Ramsey has been shot dead outside his office.

Jun 02 06:12

GOOGLE TO SCRAP CONTROVERSIAL AI PROJECT WITH PENTAGON AFTER EMPLOYEES REVOLT – REPORTS

Google decided not to renew a controversial AI contract with the Pentagon after receiving backlash from its employees, reports say. The company’s staff earlier said they didn’t want the product to be used for war. Diane Greene, the CEO of Google Cloud, said the tech giant won’t renew its contract with the Pentagon, Gizmodo and the New York Times report citing sources.

May 30 11:14

Moscow: Staged journo murder in Kiev 'obvious anti-Russian provocation'

The staged assassination of a Russian journalist in Kiev by the Ukrainian law enforcement was an obvious anti-Russian provocation, the latest in a long string, the Russian foreign ministry said.

The remarks on Wednesday came in response to the news that the shooting death of Arkady Babchenko on Tuesday had been staged by Ukraine’s national security service, SBU. The Russian ministry said that Ukraine “deceived the entire international community” with the ruse, which was now clearly exposed as a publicity stunt meant to smear Russia.

May 30 10:50

BREAKING: Israeli Media Exposes Identity of IDF Commander Whose Unit Kidnaps, Assassinates Palestinians

Last week, the hated IDF unit, Duvdevan, performed yet another of its nightly raids in the Palestinian refugee camp al-Am’ari outside Ramallah. It was searching for a Palestinian suspect. It’s not known whether it apprehended the suspect, who he was, or what he was suspected of. Palestinian villagers hate these nighttime raids in which their fellow residents are kidnapped, dragged for questioning, and often imprisoned for months or years either without charges or on trumped-up charges. Duvdevan personnel in particular often disguise themselves as mistarvim (dress as local Palestinians) to arrest and even assassinate targets. That’s why local residents engage in acts of resistance, including rock throwing, at the unwelcome Israeli troops.

May 30 08:51

SHOCKING new details surface exposing LVMPD’s 1 October helicopter sniper mission

Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Officer/Helicopter Pilot Bryan Woolard and Henderson (Acting Tactical Flight) Officer J. Oberding were reportedly at the hanger facility on the night of 1 October and were operating LVMPD’s MD-500 helicopter under the call sign “Air 5” (#N911WY) when they received a call from a Lieutenant K. Delzer who ordered the two eager officers to respond to an active shooter incident at the “Route 91 venue,” according to an Officer’s Report (See page 81 and 82) filed with the department four days after the massacre.

May 29 11:02

RON PAUL: AMERICA’S INCREDIBLE SHRINKING INFLUENCE

It seems the world has grown tired of neocon threats from Washington. Ironically the “communist” Chinese seem to understand better than the US that in capitalism you do not threaten your customers. While the US is threatening and sanctioning and forbidding economic relations, its adversaries overseas are busy reaping the benefits of America’s real isolationism.

I’ve often spoken of the unintended consequences of our aggressive foreign policy. For example, President Bush’s invasion of Iraq only helped Iran – our “enemy” – become more dominant in the Middle East. But it seems new consequences are emerging, and for the neocons they must be very unintended: for all of its bellicosity, threats, demands, sanctions, and even bombs, the rest of the world is increasingly simply ignoring the demands of Washington and getting on with its own business.

May 29 10:27

RUSSIA ASKS APPLE TO HELP IT ENFORCE BAN ON TELEGRAM

Russia's communications regulator says it has asked U.S. technology giant Apple to help it block the popular messaging service Telegram in Russia.

Roskomnadzor's press service on May 28 said the regulator sent a letter to Apple asking it to block push notifications for Telegram users in Russia, ensuring that Apple phone and tablet users do not receive alerts about new messages and rendering the application less useful.

The regulator, which started enforcing a court ban on Telegram on April 16 after the company refused to give Russia's Federal Security Service access to private conversations, also asked Apple to no longer make the free Telegram app available for download in the country.

Also on May 28, Russian state news agency TASS reported that Roskomnadzor was working with U.S. technology giant Google to implement the ban against Telegram.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Yes, but that last bit, about "the service has been used used in the planning of terror attacks around the world" is probably true of every internet communications service in the world.

So the question which should be asked instead is, can governments around the world manage to go about their business without doing things which instigate the rage that leads to terrorist reprisals, like expropriating resources, to which they have no moral right, and deterimining who controls those resources, and in what currencies they will be sold?!?

This mindset is, primarily, the source for all reprisal terrorism, folks; it is a combination of a baroquely colonial mindset, primarily in the Western world, which believes that might makes right, and that "some countries", by some kind of 21st century "royal decree" (or, in the case of the US government, alleged "American exceptionalism") gives them the right to do this kind of thing.

The Iraq war was about controling the oil, and in what demonination it was sold; and we all know who the "winner" of that conflict was: British Petroleum, which earlier this year, won the rights for exploration and development. The Ministry of Oil has announced that BP has signed a contract to develop the Kirkuk oil fields. According to Reuters, the deal with the North Oil Company (NOC) will see BP will boost output capacity from the six fields in the Kirkuk region to more than 1 million barrels of oil

The same is true for the war in Afghanistan, to control the oil pipelines, the currency in which it is sold, and the opium; the same is true for the horrific war in Libya; the same will be true for the coming war against Iran.

The quickest way to insure that terrorism stops, is to stop mucking about in other people's countries to control their resources; it is just that simple.

But, of course, it is also logical, which is why the US government will reject it out of hand, and trumpet loudly, that it has done NOTHING to incur the wrath of local populations while it steals resources, and prices them in US dollars.

But that being said, the day of the hegemonic US dollar may well be in decline; Russia and China are dumping the dollar in their trade; Russia and Venezuela are going to Venezuela's cryptocurrency as a medium of exchange; and Iran is set to dump the dollar very soon in all of its international business transactions.

So what is the US government going to do, declare war on the entire world, because they refuse to use the US dollar?!? Sadly, the answer may well be a resounding "Yes!" on the part of US politicians who have not yet figured out that the endgame is nearly over.

May 28 13:21

“PEACE NEGOTIATOR” MIKE POMPEO: THERE IS A CIA PLOT TO ASSASSINATE KIM JONG-UN?

In May of last year, the DPRK accused both the CIA (headed by Mike Pompeo) and the ROK’s National Intelligence Service (NIS) of “a failed plot to assassinate its leader Kim Jong-un with a biochemical bomb at a military parade in Pyongyang.”

Neither the CIA nor the White House responded to these accusations.

While press reports acknowledged the CIA’s “long history” of political assassinations, the DPRK’s accusations were casually dismissed.

According to The Guardian (March 5, 2017)

“The CIA has a long history of helping to kill leaders around the world. US intelligence agency has since 1945 succeeded in deposing or killing a string of leaders, but was forced to cut back after a Senate investigation in the 1970s”

May 28 11:06

The CIA’s Plan to Assassinate Kim Jong-un, History of CIA Sponsored Assassinations

The history of the US Central Intelligence Agency is replete with numerous examples of political assassinations, not only in the US, but also of leaders of countries Washington disagrees with. So today, the CIA has actively begun developing various methods for the deliberate elimination of the US’s newest political opponent, North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, involving not only special forces in this task, but also the special services of countries that cooperate closely with the CIA.

May 27 10:41

Carlsbad Police Captain: Las Vegas shooter’s weaponry ‘was not an AR or an AK […] its cadence sounded similar to a 50 cal. machine gun’

Carlsbad Police Captain G. White was seated on top of the roof deck of the Losers bar with his wife and their four friends when he heard fully-automatic gunfire emanating from the direction of the Mandalay Bay around 10:05 pm.

May 27 10:17

Who killed Bobby Kennedy? His son RFK Jr. doesn't believe it was Sirhan Sirhan.

While his wife, actress Cheryl Hines, waited in the car, Robert Kennedy Jr. met with Sirhan for three hours, he revealed to The Washington Post last week. It was the culmination of months of research by Kennedy into the assassination, including speaking with witnesses and reading the autopsy and police reports.

"I got to a place where I had to see Sirhan," Kennedy said. He would not discuss the specifics of their conversation. But when it was over, Kennedy had joined those who believe there was a second gunman, and that it was not Sirhan who killed his father.

"I went there because I was curious and disturbed by what I had seen in the evidence," said Kennedy, an environmental lawyer and the third oldest of his father's 11 children. "I was disturbed that the wrong person might have been convicted of killing my father. My father was the chief law enforcement officer in this country. I think it would have disturbed him if somebody was put in jail for a crime they didn't commit."

May 27 09:11

Witness reported hearing gunshots and voices outside his 32nd-floor Mandalay Bay room as Route 91 massacre ensued

A man who was staying in Mandalay Bay room 32-132 told police on the night of the 1 October massacre that he could hear gunshots emanating from a room down the hall to the left and said he heard voices in the hall before police arrived.

May 26 10:38

Three women found in Stephen Paddock’s hotel room on night of 1 October: Report reveals

Investigative reporter Laura Loomer released information on Saturday revealing that Metropolitan Police had linked three women to Stephen Paddock’s 32nd-floor Mandalay Bay suite as being ‘checked in’ on the night of the 1 October shooting.

May 25 14:31

The Ludlow massacre, 1914 - Sam Lowry

The history of the Ludlow Massacre of striking coal miners, which was one of the most brutal attacks on organised labour in North American history. It was the pinnacle of efforts by the National Guard and local strike-breakers under the command of the Rockefeller family to suppress a strike of twelve thousand workers.

May 25 14:29

The Sand Creek Massacre

Colorado Territory during the 1850's and 1860's was a place of phenomenal growth in Colorado homes spurred by gold and silver rushes. Miners by the tens of thousands had elbowed theirway into mineral fields, dislocating and angering the Cheyennes and Arapahos. The Pike's Peak Gold Rush in 1858 brought the the tension to a boiling point. Tribesmen attacked wagon trains, mining camps, and stagecoach lines during the Civil War, when the military garrisons out west were reduced by the war. One white family died within 20 miles of Denver. This outbreak of violence is sometimes referred to as the Cheyenne-Arapaho War or the Colorado War of 1864-65.

May 25 14:26

The Haditha Massacre

They ranged from little babies to adult males and females.
I’ll never be able to get that out of my head. I can still smell the blood.
This left something in my head and heart.

–Lance Cpl. Roel Ryan Briones

May 25 14:20

Was My Lai just one of many massacres in Vietnam War?

In a war in which lip service was often paid to winning "hearts and minds", the US military had an almost singular focus on one defining measure of success in Vietnam: the body count - the number of enemy killed in action.Very quickly the phrase - "If it's dead and Vietnamese, it's VC" - became a defining dictum of the war and civilian corpses were regularly tallied as slain enemies or Viet Cong.

Civilians, including women and children, were killed for running from soldiers or helicopter gunships that had fired warning shots, or being in a village suspected of sheltering Viet Cong.

At the time, much of this activity went unreported - but not unnoticed.

May 25 13:59

Obama Admin Attorneys Team with Seth Rich’s Brother – Sue Private Eye Team Investigating Seth Rich

In an interview with The Gateway Pundit, Matt Couch questioned how Rich, whose family couldn’t afford a private investigator, is able to afford the high powered legal team comprised of Obama’s White House counsel.

“This is who Aaron Rich gets to represent against our team – can you imagine what it would charge to hire Harvey Weinstein’s defense lawyer? I don’t know how Rich hired these attorneys – the Rich family couldn’t even afford a private investigator, that’s why Ed Butowski offered to pay for Rod Wheeler,” he said. “But now they can afford the most expensive and powerful Democratic law firms in the country – how does that happen?”

May 24 11:34

THE ATTORNEY GENERAL THINKS POLICE HAVING TO FOLLOW THE CONSTITUTION LEADS TO VIOLENT CRIME INCREASES

Attorney General Jeff Sessions is an old-school law and order man. He wants asset forfeiture returned to its former glory -- no longer questioned by all and sundry for its ability to enrich law enforcement agencies without making much of a dent in criminal activity. He wants drug sellers jailed for as long as possible, suggesting the last time he read a policy paper was sometime during the mid-1980s. And he thinks people questioning law enforcement efforts should be ashamed of themselves, what with the dangers faced occasionally by officers whose workplace can't even crack the Top 10 Deadliest Jobs in America list.

Sessions goes where he's wanted when he speaks, ensuring he'll receive applause and accolades, rather than a bunch of "wtfs?" when he delivers bullshit like this:

I believe one of my highest duties is to call attention to your successes, and to encourage our fellow citizens to support you in your difficult and dangerous work.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

There are many good, fine cops in this country; I know, because my brother was one of them.

But that being said, things in police work need to be done by the book, honestly and legally.

And this country needs to very honestly, and realistically, have a conversation about why crime has expanded in this country, and to me, there are several reasons.

Unskilled, and even skilled labor, is becomming a thing of the past, with jobs offshored and outsourced to the lowest pricepoint of manufacturing. Poverty is a driver of both desperation and crime.

If this country decriminalized drugs, as has Portugal, the profit margin would become cripplingly bad, and we would see far less crime, and far less profits for drug cartels.

Education needs to become education again, not political indoctrination, with teachers both in control, and rewarded for their work, and kids made excited to come back, and learn more the in the next days and months of the school year ahead. Does anyone remember the Edward James Olmos film, "Stand and Deliver"?!? You should find it, and watch it again, to see what excellence in education can really do.

And lastly, the penal system in our country is engineered to fail, and I say this because the recidivism rate in the US is disgraceful. That has to be fixed in such a way, that when criminals have served their time, they have had some education which gives some hope of finding meaningful employment when they leave prison, and will rejoin society in a meaningful way.

We are very fortunate with the police officers on Oahu; they are, generally, very nice, polite people who do their job with strong professionalism.

Unfortunately, you have stories like the following unfolding all over the country, and this is what Attorney General Sessions critically needs to address, if he wants the American public to have more respect for this country's police:

Swat team raids wrong house, nearly kills dad, and injures 6 year old with flash-bang grenades

May 23 11:10

US Allegedly Gives Israel Green Light to Kill Top Iranian General – Report

Three years after the US allegedly helped botch an Israeli plot to kill an Iranian general, Washington now wishes it hadn’t tipped off the Iranians about the plan, a Kuwaiti newspaper has purported.

The US has allegedly given Israel the go-ahead to assassinate General Qassem Soleimani, the commander of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard’s overseas arm, the Quds Force, the Kuwaiti newspaper Al-Jarida reported.

The paper, seen in the Arab world as being instrumental in getting Israel’s message across to other Mideast countries, quoted an unnamed source in Jerusalem as saying that "there is an American-Israeli agreement" that Soleimani is a "threat to the two countries' interests in the region."

According to the report, Washington’s purported nod to kill the Iranian general comes three years after the US thwarted an Israeli attempt to assassinate him near Damascus.

May 23 09:25

NETANYAHU ORDERS CABINET MEET IN SECRET UNDERGROUND BUNKER, FEARS LEAKS ON SYRIA AND IRAN

In yet another sign that broader war between Israel, Syria, and Iran may be on the horizon Israel’s Channel 10 has revealed in an exclusive broadcast that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu recently ordered all national security cabinet meetings to be held in a secure underground bunker in Jerusalem.

The National Security Cabinet (NSC), also known as the “inner cabinet,” is akin to the US National Security Council and convenes regularly under the authority of the prime minister in the Prime Minister’s building in Jerusalem. However, according to Channel 10’s Barak Ravid, who broke the story, Netanyahu made the decision out of fear of leaks related to “sensitive discussions on Syria and Iran.”

The underground secure Jerusalem bunker normally hosts the National Crisis Management Center, responsible for emergency planning and response during times of war or national crises.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

One has to wonder if the location of these meetings have been moved due to Netanyahu's determination to wage war against all three of these countries, with US military assistance, and quickly.

Public opinion in the US does not augur well for Israel doing this, so Netanyahu may well feel that Israel must move swiftly, to avoid a groundswell of US popular resistance to such actions.

May 23 09:21

LANDMARK LAWSUIT CLAIMS MONSANTO HID CANCER DANGER OF WEEDKILLER FOR DECADES

At the age of 46, DeWayne Johnson is not ready to die. But with cancer spread through most of his body, doctors say he probably has just months to live. Now Johnson, a husband and father of three in California, hopes to survive long enough to make Monsanto take the blame for his fate.

On 18 June, Johnson will become the first person to take to trial on allegations that it has spent decades hiding the cancer-causing dangers of its popular Roundup herbicide products – and his case has just received a major boost.

Last week Judge Curtis Karnow issued an order clearing the way for jurors to consider not just scientific evidence related to what caused Johnson’s cancer, but allegations that Monsanto suppressed evidence of the risks of its weed killing products. Karnow ruled that the trial will proceed and a jury would be allowed to consider possible punitive damages.

Monsanto says its pesticides are safe. Now, a court wants to see the proof

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This lawsuit could well be the beginning of the end for this company, and if any company on the planet deserves to be sued out of existence, it is Monsanto.

May 23 08:40

Smoking gun: Metro police records reveal 1 October massacre was an air assault via helicopter

A woman who suffered a minor gunshot wound to the head and one of her family members who are both key witnesses to the 1 October shooting told Las Vegas Metropolitan Police that the attack was actually conducted from the air by shooters in helicopters as others have also reported.

May 22 13:51

FEC Records Show DNC Issued Checks to CrowdStrike Day After Murder of Seth Rich, Shawn Lucas

Federal Election Commission records show that CrowdStrike, an FBI contractor and private cyber security firm, received a $98,849.84 check from the Democratic National Committee the day after slain DNC staffer Seth Rich was murdered.

Rich, 27, worked as the voter expansion data director at the DNC for two years. Rich had been working for the DNC at a time when emails from the organization were provided to WikiLeaks for publication.

The series of emails revealed that high-ranking DNC officials and the Clinton team sabotaged Sanders’ candidacy, used racist, anti-gay and sexist slurs when referring to constituents. The emails, indicating the party was manipulating the primary race in favor of Clinton, led to Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz’s resignation as DNC chair.

Seth Rich had just accepted a job with Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign before he was killed near his apartment in an affluent Washington, D.C. neighborhood.

May 22 12:19

 BlogviewPatrick Cockburn Archive Uncritical Support from the US Will Do Israel More Damage Than Good

The Palestinian issue is back on the international agenda more than at any time over the last 15 years. If the move of the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem was intended to demonstrate that the Palestinians were powerless and there was nothing they could do about it, then it has failed.

The embassy move, signalling that the US has abandoned even its previous modest restraint on Israeli actions, had exactly the opposite effect to the one intended. The protesting Palestinians and not the celebrating Israelis and Americans became the central feature of the event. Television split screens showed what looked like a Trump campaign rally in Jerusalem side by side with Israeli soldiers shooting dead 62 Palestinians and wounding a further 1,360 in Gaza.

Israeli claims that they were defending the fence that surrounds Gaza from an attack by Hamas activists armed with stones and kites were contradicted both by the television pictures and the lack of any Israeli casualties.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Patrick Cockburn, whose work I greatly respect, misses one critical point in his equation; the Trump Presidency has absolutely outsourced his Middle East policy to Israel's Prime Minister Netanyahu, and that creates an horrific danger for this country, the Middle East in general, and the world.

Please understand; Israel wants to see Lebanon, Syria, and Iran "neutralized, and to see regime change in all countries to create governments which are more Israel-centric. He also wants to see Hamas fail spectacularly in Gaza, and is doing everything within his power to accomplish that goal.

However, the caveat I would share here, is that he only wants this done at the costs of American blood and American money.

And then, there is the 6,000 lb gorilla, snoozing on the Bosendorfer grand, in the living room in the situations in Syria and Iran; that is the presence of Russia, which has pledged to prevent both the regimes in both countries from falling, if they are attacked militarily.

Tel Aviv would love nothing better than creating the climate for "Let Russia and the US fight it out in Syria and Iran." And what happens if such a war is a Pyrrhic victory for both sides?!?

Israel is then in position to control all the region's oil, and in what currency that oil will be sold.

Do not be deceived here; in terms of nation-to-nation "friendship", Israel is a true "frenemy", ready to instantly turn away, when the dead host, WarMerica, can no longer support its hubristic warmongering in the region.

And this is followed by a companion article, also from antiwar.com, which is more than a little eye-opening on the topic of the US government "never being able to do enough for Israel":

Israeli MPs Push Trump to Let Them Use Military Aid on Non-US Equipment

The article goes on to state:

"The $38 billion aid package is to be spent on US-made equipment. This has been a common way to make foreign aid politically safe, as it means that money is ultimately going to US arms makers who have a lot of influence.

Israeli officials, however, see this US armament as a problem for their economy. The Israeli Knesset Finance Committee is estimating that 22,000 Israeli jobs would be lost if the US doesn’t just send Israel the money straightaway and let them spending on Israeli-made arms."

May 22 11:51

Haspel Is Not the Problem. The CIA Is the Problem.

As a general rule, when Dick Cheney favors a foreign policy position it’s best to be on the opposite side if you value liberty over war and authoritarianism. The former vice president’s enthusiastic endorsement of not only Gina Haspel as CIA director but of the torture program she oversaw should tell us all we need to know about Haspel.

Saying that Haspel would make a great CIA director, Cheney dismissed concerns over the CIA’s torture program. Asked in a television interview last week about the program, Cheney said, “if it were my call, I’d do it again.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Unfortunately, Dr. Paul, this is precisely what we have become as a country; a country with no concern for human rights, either domestic or foreign; where the quietly corrupt, as is former President Barak Obama, who has been unmasked as having ordered spying on the Trump campaign, gets brilliantly financially rewarded; and where the agendas of the military/industrial complex and the medical/industrial complex must be obeyed, and anyone with peaceful, alternative views will get either literally, or, professionally, assassinated.

I understand this very completely, as that last criminal act, is what happened to my sweetheart Michael, when he asked a very logical question concerning the very strange death of Vincent Foster, during the Clinton years.

You might remember: the image the Clinton White House put out of Foster's body, was as far as humanly possible from what the real damage by this kind of alleged "suicide" would have caused.
The Death Of Vincent Foster: Vincent Foster's wounds were not as reported!

May 21 22:07

School shootings have decreased since the 90’s but Democrats would like you to believe the opposite

In an early 2018 piece, Mises Wire editor Ryan McMaken pointedly articulates the fact that official U.S. government documents indicate a decline nationally in homicides and school shooting since the 90’s which means that schools are actually far safer today than they were over two decades ago.

May 21 11:32

New details revealed in shooting of lobbyist investigating murder of DNC staffer

After Democratic National Committee staffer Seth Rich was murdered in 2016, conservative lobbyist Jack Burkman baffled some people when he paid for a private investigation to find the killer.

Then in March, Burkman himself became the victim of a mysterious shooting and was hit by an SUV in a parking garage when he was picking up documents from someone he thought was an FBI whistleblower.

Using fingerprints, detectives tracked down the suspect and it turned out to be Kevin Doherty, a man who had worked for Burkman on the Seth Rich case.

ABC7 obtained a new search warrant which shows Doherty bought a rifle, then rented a black Lincoln Navigator on the morning of the shooting, and returned it in Boston the next day.

May 21 10:54

3 die of wounds in Gaza, rallies death toll up to 114: medics

Three Palestinians died Saturday of their wounds sustained during May 14 clashes with Israeli soldiers near the border, medics said, making the rallies' death toll increase to 114.

Ashraf al-Qedra, spokesman of Gaza health ministry, said around 12,000 were injured and some 50 are still in critical conditions.

The Palestinian side accused Israel army in an official press statement of using ammunitions that are internationally forbidden.

The rallies, which started on March 30 in the Gaza Strip, are demanding the world's recognition of Palestinians' right of return and the lifting of a 11-year blockade on the Gaza Strip by Israel.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The Israeli war against Gazan Palestinians continues, unabated and with utter impunity.

May 21 10:43

Israel, US Try to Block International Force for Gaza Strip

A draft resolution backed by Kuwait and by the Palestinian Authority is headed to the UN Security Council this week, seeking the creation of an international force in the Gaza Strip to prevent further Israeli attacks on the area.

The Security Council resolution likely will have a majority of votes, but the US has signaled that they will veto it. Both the US and Israel are feverishly working to try to kill any support for the resolution. Israeli envoy Danny Danon claims the resolution would be a violation of Israel’s sovereignty, and amounts to a support of war crimes.

The draft is unlikely to die in the Security Council, however, with Palestinian officials saying they intend to advance the matter to the UN General Assembly after a US veto. A General Assembly vote would be non-binding, but still significant.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Unfortunately, for all practical intents and purposes, the fate of the Palestinian people may well be sealed; to remain 2nd class citizens, even if they do hold Israeli citizenship and passports, and continue to get gradually marginalized and relegated to the worst areas of Gaza and the West Bank.

Very few of Israel's neighbors will take them in as refugees, and the living conditions at those camps are utterly appalling.

Taking in refugees gives Israel more control of the lands in the West Bank and East Jerusalem, so host countries understand that even though it would be life-saving for many of these potential refugees, not taking them in puts greater focus on how Israel treats Palestinians.

The the Israeli government and its IDF will never allow an international force to protect Gazan Palestinians, and will continue to do everything in their power to prevent it.

May 21 10:21

US approves $45mn sale of 3,200 bombs & bunker busters to Bahrain

The US has cleared the sale of 3,200 bombs valued at about $45 million, including powerful bunker busters, to Bahrain. The Persian Gulf monarchy is hosting the US 5th Fleet and has been involved in the Saudi-led bombing of Yemen.
The order would consist of 1,500 Mark-82 general purpose bombs; 600 Mark-83 bombs; 600 Mark-84 bombs; and 500 BLU-109 “bunker busters,” bombs armed with special warheads designed to penetrate hardened targets, the Defense Security Cooperation Agency announced on Friday.

The ordnance is intended for Bahrain’s US-made F-16 combat jets, and would come directly from US government stocks. Bahrain “will use these munitions as a deterrent to regional threats, strengthen its homeland defense, and execute counter-terrorism operations,” the agency said, as well as “operate with US-led and US-supported coalition operations.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I am having a double Picard face-palm, at warp speed, upon reading this article.

These bombs will be most likely used both against peaceful Shiite protestors in Bahrain, who are simply asking for a constitutional monarchy, and against the Yemeni people, like the young Yemeni child in the image below, holding on desperately to his dead father, and refusing to let him go.(warning: very graphic)

The Boy who should be the face of the horrors of the Saudi-led, Bahraini and US-enabled war in Yemen, courtesy of Ruptly

Doesn't this just make you SO proud to be... a WarMerican?!?

The RT article, by Alexandre Antonov, goes on to state:

"Photos and footage were taken after the bombing, which happened in a remote village in the northwestern province of Hajjah. Appearing to be aged seven or eight, the boy tightly grasps the body of a man, grabbing his shirt and repeating “no, no, no” as rescuers try to take him away. People on the ground told Ruptly the boy insisted his killed father was just sleeping, and would soon wake up and take him to their home village not far from the one that was bombed.

Here is a little prediction. This boy will not feature at prime time in the mainstream media, regardless of how heart-wrenching are his little figure and fruitless defiance. No well-paid anchor with perfect make-up will say in a tearful voice how she cannot look at him. No correspondent will confront the Saudi foreign minister, showing him the pictures, saying: “This is a war crime, sir.” At the UN Security Council, his tragedy will not be used to denounce a criminal regime, killing civilians with impunity."

It is for this reason, that I am asking all of our friends in the independent media who have blogs both nationally and internationally, to credit both the story, written by Mr. Antonov of RT, and this image, by Ruptly, copy this story, and this image, and bump it to the top of their websites; America is colluding in these horrific war crimes in Yemen with both Saudi Arabia, and Bahrain, and it is high time that a very peaceful,and very public public conversation about this, happens in this country.

And to both Mr. Antonov and Ruptly, thank you for pulling the curtain back and revealing the horrendous consequences of this Saudi-generated, and US and Bahraini-enabled war against the Yemeni people.

May 21 10:01

AUSTRIA: Migrant In ‘Bad Mood’ Murders Girl, Dumps Body In Trash

A 16-year-old Chechen Muslim has admitted to murdering a 7-year-old girl in Vienna, telling police he was in a “bad mood” at the time.

The victim was found in a dumpster, nearly decapitated.

The teen told police he was “having a bad day,” which contributed to his “bad mood” and “general rage” at the time of the vicious stabbing.

The girl, Hadishat, and her killer, Robert K., were familiar to each other as neighbors, family friends and fellow Chechens.

According to reports, he lured her into his vacant apartment, leading her into the bathroom, where he attacked her with a serrated bread knife, stabbing her so savagely in the neck that her head was nearly dismembered.

He eventually wrapped her body in plastic and threw it in a nearby dumpster, which police discovered after seeing her protruding feet.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"Model students" do not assassinate young women, because they are in a bad mood!

May 20 07:48

SCIENTISTS REVISE THEIR UNDERSTANDING OF NOVICHOK AFTER IT FAILS TO PRODUCE THE LETHAL EFFECTS THEY EXPECTED

SCIENTISTS REVISE THEIR UNDERSTANDING OF NOVICHOK AFTER IT FAILS TO PRODUCE THE LETHAL EFFECTS THEY EXPECTED
In the aftermath of the poisoning of Sergei and Yulia Skripal in Salisbury on 4th March, scientists are currently re-evaluating their understanding of A-234 — or Novichok as it is more commonly known. Prior to the poisoning, it had been thought that the substance was around 5-8 times more toxic than VX nerve agent, and therefore that just a tiny drop would be likely to kill a person within minutes or possibly even seconds of them coming into contact with it. In the unlikely event of a person surviving, it was believed that their central nervous system would be completely destroyed, and that they would suffer numerous chronic health issues, including cirrhosis, toxic hepatitis, and epilepsy before dying a premature and miserable death, probably within a year or so.

May 19 12:22

IDF Snipers Ordered to Shoot Palestinian Children, Israeli General Confirms

Lets be clear as to implications.

When they ” shoot at children, they are doing so deliberately, under clear and specific orders.”

What this means is that the Netanyahu government ordered the killing of children. The guidelines adopted by the IDF were approved at the highest levels of the Israeli government.

We are dealing with crimes against humanity and the self-proclaimed “international community” applauds. Western leaders, not to mention the media, are complicit: the consensus is that “Israel has the right to defend itself” …. by killing children.

Through omission, the Western media does not mention the words “Gaza Massacre”. You won’t see it. The Palestinians are described as “terrorists”. The lie become the truth!

Webmaster's Commentary: 

When you mame and kill children, you mame and kill the future of that society of which those children were a part; this is one of the many-faceted elements of Israel's "Final Solution" to the "Palestinian Problem".

May 19 11:59

Israel Won’t Cooperate With UN Probe on Gaza Killings

Israeli officials announced Friday that they will completely refuse all cooperation with the new UN probe into the Nakba Day killings of 61 Palestinian protesters at the Gaza border. The protesters were killed by Israeli troops.

UN Human Rights Council
A UN Security Council resolution failed to agree on the probe, when it was vetoed by the United States. The UN Human Rights Council, where no veto power exists, held a special session agreeing to send international investigators into the probe.

It was the deadliest single day in the Gaza Strip since the 2014 Israeli invasion. The incident lead to substantial international outcry. Israeli officials argued that the number of deaths were themselves of no consequence, likening it to killing Nazis.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Netanyahu now has a full-blown PR crisis of immesurable proportions.

So he is now characterizing reporters covering these protests, and little infants slaughtered in their monthers' arms, "Nazis" ?!?!?

Sorry, Mr. Prime Minister; you jumped the shark with this characterization, and will firmly impress upon the world, that the only way to deal with this genocide, is with a brisk embracing of BDS.

Economics is a language Israelis thoroughly understand, and if this the only peaceful, logical way in which to attempt to prevent further slaughter of the Palestinian people, so be it!!

May 18 13:16

Gina Haspel Said Only One Detainee’s Torture Was Taped. She’s Wrong.

Donald Trump’s chosen CIA chief claimed the torture tapes she helped destroy showed one detainee’s torture. But she oversaw the torture of a second taped detainee.

It seemed like a small misstatement, the sort anyone makes from time to time, but it might augur much for Gina Haspel’s relationship with the truth as Donald Trump’s potential next CIA director.

All the available evidence, to include declassified CIA documents, indicates that two detainees had their torture at the hands of the CIA recorded on 92 agency videotapes in 2002 at a black site Haspel eventually ran. The vast majority of the tapes showed Abu Zubaydah’s torture. A few showed the torture of Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri, whose waterboarding and other torture occurred under Haspel’s command as chief of base at the Thailand secret prison she ran between October and December 2002.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The choice of Haspel was perfectly logical, on Trump's part.

He is telegraphing perpetual wars, "seasoned" with torture, will be the rule of the day, and the rule of law, and the Geneva Conventions, be damned.

And I would like you to think about this, particularly if you have family in the military.

When this country tortures, or outsources it , there are two results. First, the rest of the world understands that the humanitarian values, this country claims it practices, are practiced in the breach, not in their observance.
Second, when this country tortures, or outsources torture, it gives a country's leadership carte blanche to do precisely the same to American citizens, or our military.

Back in World War II, there was a German interrogator, Hans Scharff, who never, ever used torture:
Wikipedia: Hans Scharff

He was lauded for his humanitarian treatment of American and British POWS, and would take them out on day passes for cultural events, and feed them decently. At the end of the war, he was so highly respected by the US government and military, that he was invited to teach his methods at military bases all over the country.

Torture doesn't work, and will only get the tortured person to say what he or she thinks the torturer wants to hear to get the torture to stop, and very rarely produces actionable results. People who torture like to hurt people, because they can, and psychologically "get off" on the process, and know that they will be able to get away with it with impunity.

The fact that he and his advisors chose a Torquemada archetype, as the Director of the CIA, rather than a Scharff archetype, does not bode well for American foreign policy any time soon.

May 18 12:35

Ecuador to remove Julian Assange's extra security from London embassy

President Lenin Moreno makes order after revelations of multimillion dollar spy and security operation set up for WikiLeaks founder.

The president of Ecuador, Lenin Moreno, has ordered the withdrawal of additional security assigned to the Ecuadorian embassy in London, where WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has remained for almost six years.

Revealed: Ecuador spent millions on spy operation for Julian Assange
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The move was announced a day after an investigation by the Guardian and Focus Ecuador revealed the country had bankrolled a multimillion-dollar spy operation to protect and support Assange, employing an international security company and undercover agents to monitor his visitors, embassy staff and even the British police.

Over more than five years, Ecuador put at least $5m (£3.7m) into a secret intelligence budget that protected him while he had visits from Nigel Farage, members of European nationalist groups and individuals linked to the Kremlin.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Ecuador's President Moreno has just put a knife to the throad of Julian Assange, by removing this extra level of security.

The US and UK both want an example made of him, to demonstrate to the world as to what happens to truth tellers who are honest in their information, which in any way, negates their governmental narratives/propaganda.

So extradition to either country for a kangaroo court trial, where he is tried, convicted, and jailed, may not be enough to sate the hunger of these two Deep State countries for blood, and this time, potentially, literally.

I am hoping and praying that this doesn't happen, but if he is executed, look for the method chosen to be as slow, grizzly, and as horrific as either the executioner can conjure, or what they have been ordered to do.

He will most probably be made to die from his injuries, which may have been non life-threatening, with proper medical care. Perhaps it will be staged to look like a robbery. These images will be plastered all over the media, as an example of what happens when you when you cross the line by actually telling the truth.

I would, however, like to politely point out to the governments of both the US and UK that such an act will make him a martyr, in the eyes of many in the independent media, who admired his courage, and his honesty.

Additionally, such an execution will cause his reputation to grow exponentially, and become an even more meaningful inspiration to the Independent Media.

May 18 12:03

U.S. Catholic Bishops: "Violence is Not the Answer to Conflict between Israelis and Palestinians"

Unlike protestant Arch-Zionist senator Lindsey Graham, who declared "If You Got a Problem with US Embassy in Jerusalem "Take it Up with God", the Catholic Bishops stated, "The protests by Palestinians are fueled by desperation due to the dire humanitarian situation in Gaza...Moving the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem was a provocative and unhelpful step in the pursuit of peace."

May 18 09:51

Nancy Pelosi Defends Violent MS-13 Gang Members In Response To Trump, Says They’re Not Animals

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi defended violent MS-13 gang members in a press conference Thursday, saying they are not “animals,” a term President Trump dubbed MS-13 members earlier this week.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Oh, really, Representative Pelosi?!?

I invite you to read from the following article, out of vox.com:

MS 13 Explained,and I would very much like for you to pay some attention (if your intellectually able, that is) to the following passage:

"MS-13 makes its money through relatively small-time drug dealing and old-fashioned extortion. That extortion can be brutal, and sometimes wide-scale: In 2015, they extorted the bus drivers of San Salvador into going on strike for higher wages, so that more of those wages could be turned over to the gang. But it’s not as sophisticated as the multitude of revenue streams that other transnational criminal organizations have.

Nonetheless, MS-13 occupies a lot of real estate in the imagination of many Americans — and politicians. What really distinguishes MS-13 is the spectacle of its executions. As anthropologist Jorja Leap told the Atlantic, “They don’t just kill people, they cut off body parts.” In 2003, MS-13 members in Northern Virginia retaliated against 17-year-old Brenda Paz for informing on the gang to the FBI by stabbing the pregnant Paz so violently in the neck that “her head was almost completely severed” when her body was dredged out of the Shenandoah River. In spring 2017, as many as 10 gang members in Wheaton, Maryland, stabbed a victim 100 times and cut out his heart and buried it separately."

So, in understanding this, Representative Pelosi, would you be inclined to invite a couple of members of this group over for an afternoon tea in your offices in DC, on the bet that they are NOT "monsters"?!?

Thought not!!

May 18 09:35

VIDEO SHOWS HORRORS OF DRUG WAR AS COPS CORNER UNARMED MAN FOR HAVING A PLANT, EXECUTE HIM

Thomasville police officers have been cleared by a grand jury in the shooting death of 37-year-old Herbert Gilbert Jr. Following the grand jury’s ruling that the officer-involved-shooting was justified, Thomasville Police released body camera footage of the deadly encounter. The graphic footage shows Gilbert’s attempt to flee in his SUV, only to be gunned down by officers who presumably feared for their lives. Gilbert did not have a gun, was not attempting to run-over any officers, and was actually backing up his vehicle when officer Josh Smith shot him 8 times through the windshield. His original crime? He had an illegal plant.

When the body camera footage begins, officers can be heard saying they have a search warrant and announced their presence inside a house. Gilbert wasted no time attempting to flee, but the chase was made exponentially more dangerous when a Thomasville officer attempted to stop Gilbert with the maneuver known as the “pit maneuver.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Assassination of this kind should never be a stock in trade for any US police department, period, end of discussion.

What the hell ever happened to "talking someone down" with negotiating skills?!?

May 18 09:26

ISRAEL USES DRONES TO DROP TEAR GAS ON GAZANS FOR FIRST TIME

Israeli occupying forces used unmanned drones to drop tear gas on Palestinians in Gaza for the first time last Friday, according to the Times of Israel.

Some 200 Gazans had gathered at the border fence with Israel as part of a weekly protest against the ten-year blockade when an unmanned aerial vehicle approached the scene. Footage from the Lebanese Al-Mayadeen news agency shows the drone dropping canisters of tear gas on the protesters who can then be seen running blindly from the scene.

The Gazan Health Ministry said that at least two people were wounded in the clashes, with at least eight other Gazans injured by Israeli fire during protests elsewhere in the coastal enclave.

According to military sources, the usage of drones to fire tear gas is still experimental and has not yet been made operational.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Josef Mengele would have been so damned proud of this IDF "experiment"!!!

May 18 09:10

SPECIAL OPS GETTING 1000S OF SMALL GLIDE MUNITIONS THAT PACK A BIGGER PUNCH THAN HELLFIRES

As global counterterrorism operations show no signs of slowing down, U.S. Special Operations Forces (SOF) are receivingthousands of light, gliding missiles that are smaller and more powerful than an AGM-114 Hellfire and fired from a Lockheed C-130 Hercules above the modern battlefield.

In recent years, insurgent groups have outsmarted American precision-guided weapons launched from an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) with fast traveling vehicles. However, a new powerful gliding munition can chase down and destroy these fast-moving targets.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This shift in weapons used by Special Ops, simply manifests the grim reality that the US government and military is going to be at war against those countries whose resources they want to expropriate, to which the US government has utterly no moral right, and define in what currencies they will be sold, perpetually.

"WarMerika: IT'S FANTASTIC!!" (A take on dialogue from Hotshots Part Deux, but nonetheless, very painfully real right now.)

May 18 08:49

Iranian Media Speculates About Possible Death of Saudi Crown Prince

The apparent disappearance of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman from the public eye has led several Iranian media outlets to wonder if one of the most powerful men in the kingdom might’ve been killed during an attempted coup last month.

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman was allegedly hit by two bullets during the April 21 attack on the royal palace in Riyadh and may actually be dead as he has not appeared in public since the incident, Kayhan newspaper reports citing "a secret service report sent to the senior officials of an unnamed Arab state."

As Press TV points out, no new photo or video of bin Salman has been released by Saudi authorities since that day, and the prince "was not even seen on camera when new US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo made his maiden visit to Riyadh in late April."

May 17 22:57

“Mission Creep” or “CREEPS On A Mission”?

It has become apparent that we are dealing with not only ‘mission creep’ by Robert Mueller, but with ‘a case of creeps on a mission — to destabilize and destroy this President.

May 17 19:40

Mandalay Bay surveillance and security expert tells 1 Oct. investigators a rooftop video camera was disabled on night of shooting

A surveillance and security expert who has worked at Mandalay Bay for 14-years told investigators of the 1 October shooting that a rooftop security video camera an a camera in the mall area were disabled at the time of the shooting and that the timestamps may be up to 30-minutes off.

May 17 18:38

Suspect in Northland shootings, now facing more charges, could also face deportation

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The man who told police he was the suspect in three Northland shootings and who is in the country illegally could soon be deported once again.

But that could change if Pompa-Rascon is charged in the murder of a well-known KC tattoo artist that happened May 11.

The 41-year-old suspect is in the country illegally from Mexico having crossed the border four times.

May 17 12:30

Uber driver confirms she picked up Steven Paddock and a woman and dropped them off at Mandalay Bay, said Paddock commented about a ‘terrorist attack’

An Uber driver told police she got a request to pick up Paddock who was with a woman, he had a heavy old blue suitcase, and made a comment about a terror attack in the area of Mandalay Bay where he requested to be dropped off

May 17 11:18

Las Vegas shooting survivor tells police she heard a “helicopter” as the shooting commenced

A survivor of the 1 October massacre filed a report with the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department on the day after the shooting in which he describes hearing a helicopter as the shooting started.

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