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Jul 04 10:26

CAMBRIDGE ANALYTICA'S PARENT COMPANY USED YEMEN AS PSYOP TEST SITE

Leaked documents show that Strategic Communication Laboratories (SCL), the parent company of the notorious Cambridge Analytica, carried out a surveillance operation embedded among local Yemeni populations in 2009. The research and psychological tactics of deception were likely later used against populations around the world including Libya, Syria, and Iran where SCL Group carried out various operations to influence social climates on behalf of their clients.

SLC Group has a dubious history of stirring up trouble with “psychological warfare” in places like Nigeria, Ukraine, Latvia and many Western countries.

The leaked documents, obtained by the Grayzone Project, detail a program called “Project Titania” carried out in Yemen which SCL Group appears to have used for honing their psychological manipulation skills. Grayzone spoke with a media professional who SCL attempted to recruit for an operation in Iran in 2009.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Do you like the fact that the US government is still torturing, or outsourcing torture, in Yemen?!? I sure as hell do not!!

I am having a Jean-Luc Picard, double palm moment, at warp speed, upon reading this.

Analytically, torture just does not produce actionable results; it only gets the tortured person to say what he or she thinks their torturers want them to say to get the torture to stop.

Torture, then, is more about creating confessions with which to justify various agendas the US government and military wish to implant on the minds of American citizens, rather than factual discovery, of what actually happened.

In World War II, a German interrogator by the name of Hanns Scharff, Hanns Scharff, who only used kindness on the American and British POWs he interrogated, and this brought him excellent results completely without the use of torture.

He was so respected by his American military counterparts that after the war, he was invited to teach his techniques to the American military.

But apparently, the CIA, American, and Emirati military leadership missed being able to torture, or outsource torture, and the intense pleasure they achieved, in the bringing of acute pain and death to their prisoners.

Sort of like "Westworld", but where real world consequences do come to bear, at least for these prisoners.

So Congress hired Haspel to head the CIA, where she gave her word that she would never allow torture to happen again, and it is happening right now in Yemen, under President Trump's watch: this absolutely disgusts and sickens me.

It has become painfully clear to me, after 9/11, that I can never believe anything any governmental agency has to tell me, because the Bush administration lied this country into two horrendous wars, against Afghanistan, and Iraq, from which we have never actually recovered, nor from which this government appears to be ready to totally disengage.

Jul 04 08:59

ICE GEARING UP FOR WAR? US IMMIGRATION AGENCY RUNS ASSAULT RIFLE TRAINING, DOUBLES M4 ARSENAL

The US Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency is training agents to use military-style weapons and tactical equipment and has more than doubled its arsenal of M4 assault rifles lately, according to public records.
The apparent effort by ICE to grow some extra muscle was spotted by The Young Turks YouTube channel, which reviewed ICE-related federal procurement records and reported their discoveries on Tuesday. One such contract shows that the officers of the agency’s Enforcement and Removal Operations will this year be trained in the use of assault weapons, chemical agents, stun grenades, and flash bangs at the Howell Shooting Range in Chicago area. The record says up to 160 agents may undergo the training quarterly.

A spokesperson for ICE told TYT that the training was meant to “sustain readiness as mandated by department training requirements.” A retired ICE agent said: “Sounds like they’re getting ready for war.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is deeply concerning to me; however, that being said, this country needs some tough, but compassionate, choices on immigration, and address how various US drug policies in other countries (like Honduras, El Salvador, and Honduras) are making things so bad for the decent people who live there, that they feel that they have no other choice but to attempt to immigrate, even if they ultimately wind up getting sent back home.

Central America's Violent Northern Triangle

Jul 02 10:12

American hunter guns down rare African black giraffe, poses with carcass

Reports say, a hunter by the name of Tess Thompson Talley is responsible for gunning down an extremely rare black giraffe during her visit to Africa which in return caused outrage among some on the innerweb after the woman was pictured with her kill.

Jul 01 12:06

The Supreme Court’s Deference to the Pentagon

Imagine a county sheriff that took a suspected drug-law violator into custody more than 10 years ago. Since then, the man has been held in jail without being accorded a trial. The district attorney and the sheriff promise to give the man a trial sometime in the future but they’re just not sure when. Meanwhile the man sits in jail indefinitely just waiting for his trial to begin.

Difficult to imagine, right? That’s because most everyone would assume that a judge would never permit such a thing to happen.

Jul 01 11:12

WHITE HOUSE: US, ECUADOR COORDINATING ABOUT FUTURE OF ASSANGE ASYLUM

The agenda of the United States government to extradite WikiLeaks editor-in-chief Julian Assange is kind of like Israel’s nuclear arsenal: everyone knows it exists, but government officials refuse to openly confirm it. US Attorney General Jeff Sessions has admitted that Assange’s arrest is a priority, President Trump has said he’d support Sessions in taking that action, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has labeled WikiLeaks a “hostile non-state intelligence service,” and the ranking Democrat in the US House Intelligence Committee Adam Schiff has stated that he plans on questioning Assange “when he is in US custody.” But so far none have come right out and admitted that there is an extradition request for Assange or what the legal basis for it might be.

Jul 01 11:06

MAXINE WATERS LASHES OUT: "IF YOU SHOOT ME, YOU BETTER SHOOT STRAIGHT"

Rep Maxine Waters (D-CA) is blaming a series of death threats on comments made by President Trump over Twitter, following her call last weekend for the public to form into mobs and physically confront members of the Trump administration.

"If you see anybody from that Cabinet in a restaurant, in a department store, at a gasoline station, you get out and you create a crowd and you push back on them, and you tell them they’re not welcome anymore, anywhere," said Waters.

Addressing a crowd in Los Angeles on Saturday, Waters, 79, packaged the entirety of her detractors into the same category as would-be KKK assassins in the same breath, and then insinuated that if they don't successfully take her out she would become "like a wounded animal."

“I know that there are those who are talking about censuring me, talking about kicking me out of Congress, talking about shooting me, talking about hanging me,” Waters told the crowd in Los Angeles.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

My Dear Representative Waters; as a 69 year old Methodist choral conductor, and Christian Pacifist Activist, I wish no one any physical harm.

But what you are advocating, which I can only characterise, as "mobocracy", is the most toxic energy I can imagine with which to poison the political process in this country.

Physical harm to anyone, from either party, for their political beliefs, is opening the door to complete dictatorship.; I would like to hope that inspite of our political divisions, neither one of us would want to be the agent responsible for bringing this about.

Your district, the 43rd, has been "engineered" (some would say, gerrymandered) to create a "safe seat" for Democrats in Congress. But if you are going to make it a "bully pulpit" for violence, you are not representing the people who put you there, or their needs and concerns.

Your party is behaving like a massively obstructionist element in Congress, and appears to be singularly, almost pathologically, incapable of agreeing with the Republicans on anything, including immigration, which is of great concern for many in the Greater LA area.

So, can you possibly abandon this platform of insult, confront, and hurt people who believe differently from you, and go back to the business of actually doing what you were hired by the people of the 43rd Congressional District, which is really represent their needs and concerns?!?

I and your constituents, are thanking you in advance on this.

Jul 01 06:40

How Israel’s leaders use targeted killings to try to ‘stop history’

Ronen Bergman's "Rise and Kill First: The Secret History of Israel's Targeted Assassinations" is a chronicle, he writes, "of a long string of impressive tactical successes, but also disastrous strategic failures." Tiny Israel, beset by Arab attempts at destruction and the "perpetual menace" of terrorism, developed a highly effective military, arguably the world's best intelligence agencies, and, in turn, "the most robust, streamlined assassination machine in history." ... But at the same time, Bergman said in an interview to coincide with the book's publication, the very success and potency of what are calculated as over 2,700 assassination operations in Israel's 70-year modern history has sometimes led Israeli politicians to eschew true leadership and diplomacy.

Jun 30 10:35

There is something 'fishy' about one of Trump's potential Supreme Court nominees

Judge Brett Kavanaugh sits on the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. Several news articles, including those here, here, and here, mention him as a leading contender to be nominated by President Donald Trump to replace retiring justice Anthony Kennedy on the United States Supreme Court.

Jun 29 10:34

Prosecute Blair govt officials at ICC after torture report – ex-diplomat Craig Murray (VIDEO)

Craig Murray, the only British civil servant to express written concerns over UK complicity in torture and rendition, has told RT that former Foreign Secretary Jack Straw should face the International Criminal Court.
Murray was the British ambassador to Uzbekistan when he noted that MI6 operatives were receiving intelligence from the "torture chambers of the Uzbek regime," later expressing written concerns back to the Foreign Office and "to Jack Straw personally," only to be told that "in the War on Terror, the decision was that we would accept intelligence from torture."

"I subsequently became aware that in fact the Americans were also shipping people into Uzbekistan specifically in order for them to be tortured under the extraordinary rendition system," said Murray.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Torture is not about getting actionable intelligence; it is about getting confessions to use, in order to justify the US's current occupation of... well, fill in the blank: Iraq; Afghanistan; Libya; or Niger, or whatever country is coming up next on the US government's "to invade' list.

One German interrogator from World War II stood out from the rest; his name was Hanns Scharff, Wikipedia: Hanns Scharff and he never used violence or torture. In fact, he did the absolute converse, and was very kind to the men he interrogated, and took them on day passes for cultural events in the community.

He was so respected by the Allies that after the war, he was invited to teach his techniques to the American military.

Torture is uselessly barbaric, and those countries still using it, should be prosecuted to the fullest possible extent of international law; unfortunately, that will only happen...when pigs discover that they are aerodynamic.

Jun 29 09:40

Accused Mass-Murderer Jarrod Ramos Had Several Twitter Accounts- They've Suspended Them All, But Missed This One.

The day that Ramos created the account, 10/23/14, was the same day that the judge ordered him to remove his other Twitter account, to stop threatening members of the Maryland judiciary, and that he is forbidden from posting information about several specific people. The judge also ordered that Ramos "Shall receive a mental health evaluation, involuntarily." That order expired on October 2, 2015, and that is the day that Ramos posted a copy of the 4-page order. The order appears to be a response to a legal filing in which Ramos was actually the plaintiff, in which he was seeking a restraining order against two people. The woman in this court document is presumably the one who Ramos had been stalking on Facebook, to which he had previously pled guilty to harassment of her.

Jun 29 09:36

Police Warned Multiple Times About Annapolis Shooting Suspect; Gazette Employee Took Out Restraining Order

The suspect in Thursday's deadly newsroom shooting had been reported to the police on at least two occasions by journalists at the paper, and that a restraining order had been taken out against him, according to a former Capital Gazette employee.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

IF, in fact, this information is true, why was abslolutely nothing done by the police here?!?

Jun 29 09:04

Saudi Arabia’s Misleading Email to Congress After Bombing of MSF Cholera Hospital

The Saudis must have been especially worried this time around. In the hours following the bombing of the MSF facility that Monday, June 11, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis acknowledged that the U.S. military advises the Coalition of “no-fire areas where there are civilians, where there’s mosques, hospitals.” When asked specifically about the cholera hospital, Mattis said emphatically, “We have to find out what happened there.” Mattis told the gaggle of reporters that he “just got off the phone” with Gen. Joseph Votel, the head of U.S. Central Command, and that Votel’s staff was “scrambling” to determine what the Coalition had done. It was another admission on Mattis’ part that, at least this time, the United States would independently assess the Coalition’s actions, a responsibility which the Pentagon has not always acknowledged.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The Saudis have deliberately bombed schools and hospitals in Yemen for the last 3 years; this is no different from their usual MO, methodically destroying what, for civilized people, should be sanctuaries of healing and respite.

It's presisely what the Butcher of Yemen, AKA Prince Mohammed bin Salman, wants to see happen.

Jun 29 08:57

Why Palestine Matters

Why does Palestine matter? It’s a question I ask myself nearly every day. Another way to put it is, “Is the devotion of major attention to the plight of the Palestinians an obsession worthy of suspicion or an appropriate response to a grave historic and continuing injustice?

No one will be surprised when I reply that major attention is an appropriate response. Palestine matters and should matter. I will try to explain why.

First, perhaps most basically, the sheer cruelty – the scope of the violation of human, i.e., natural individual, rights – of Israel’s treatment of the Palestinians warrants the concern of all who favor freedom and other (classical) liberal values: justice, social cooperation, free exchange, and peace.

Jun 29 06:15

Suspect charged after five killed in shotgun attack on newspaper newsroom

Jarrod Ramos, 38, from Laurel, about 25 miles (40 km) west of Annapolis, faces five counts of first degree murder in Anne Arundel County criminal court where a bail hearing is expected to be held for him on Friday morning, The Capital Gazette newspaper group reported on its website.Police had not released the name of the suspect, but online court records showed a man by the same name was charged with five counts of murder on Friday. Ramos had brought a defamation lawsuit in 2012 against Eric Hartley, formerly a staff writer and columnist with Capital Gazette, and Thomas Marquardt, then its editor and publisher, according to a court filing. According to a legal document, an article contended that Ramos had harassed a woman on Facebook and that he had pleaded guilty to criminal harassment.

Jun 28 14:27

Active shooter storms plaza Maryland business, people dead: Developing

According to Capitol Gazette crime reporter Phil Davis and reports from police, a lone gunman stormed the Gazette offices a little before 2:40 in the afternoon on Thursday, taking several lives.

Jun 28 11:18

UN Report: Saudi Coalition Behind Most Yemen Child Casualties

The annual “Children and Armed Conflict” report from the United Nations details the deaths of Yemeni children in the Saudi-led invasion. Unsurprisingly, the overwhelming majority of the slain were killed by the Saudi-led coalition.

The UN report verified 552 children killed in 2017 in Yemen. 67% of those children, 370, were directly attributable to the Saudi coalition, predominantly the result of Saudi airstrikes. Saudi airstrikes killing civilians have been an ongoing problem since the invasion.

The report said 83 children were killed in actions by the Houthi rebels, with another 41 killed by fighters loyal to the Saudi-backed government. The others were killed by that government, international allies, and a handful by al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP).

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The US government is deeply enmeshed in enabling these Saudi war crimes in Yemen; and as an American who does care, very much, about the future of American foreign policy, I am absolutely outraged at this, and also at the lack of outrage I see in the attitudes of my brother and sister Americans; of course, they can be forgiven, to some degree, for their willful ignorance, but not completely.

After all, when was the last time you saw US military involvement in Yemen covered by the corporate US presstitutes, whose business it is to deflect American awareness from the evil which this country inflicts in so many parts of this planet?!? The short answer is, nearly never.

But I am calling on everyone who doesn't know or understand what is going on here, to take a good hard look at the following compilation of images, and ask themselves: do I really want this being done in my name, and with my tax dollars?!?

Images: Yemeni children getting killed by Saudi airstrikes

If these images don't tear your hearts apart, particularly in understanding that the US government and military are enabling these Saudi war crimes in Yemen, you cannot possibly be human.

Jun 28 10:33

CITIBANK, ARAB BANK STOP MONEY TRANSFERS TO PALESTINE NGO AFTER PRESSURE FROM ISRAEL LOBBY

UK Lawyers for Israel (UKLFI) announced on Tuesday that their group had succeeded in stopping Citibank and the Arab Bank from allowing donations to be transferred to the NGO Defence for Children International Palestine (DCI-P).

UKLFI hailed the move, claiming that DCI-P had some members who were also connected with the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP), a leading member of the Palestinian Liberation Organisation, considered a terror organisation by Israel.

“UKLFI wrote to Citibank and to Arab Bank in May 2018, highlighting DCI-P’s links to the terrorist groups, and requested that Citibank and Arab Bank withdraw their banking services to DCI-P. Now these banks no longer provide banking services to the terror linked NGO,” UKLFI said in a statement.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The UKLFI is obviously willing to do ANYTHING to destroy the future of Palestinian kids, and through charges which are, at present, unsubstantiated.

One has to wonder if these solicitors fantasize, collectively, about marching into Israeli jails, and just assassinating Palestinian children outright; but they know that the optics would be horrific.

So, they have decided to destroy these kids economically rather than physically. And the following behaviour, on the part of Israeli authorities, is what they want to insure continues:

Video: Palestinian children speak of abuse under Israeli Custody

353 Palestinian children inside Israeli Jails on Palestine Children's Day

Palestinian Children still jailed in violation of International Law

Palestinian Children live life of Hardship in Israeli lockup

240 Palestinian children sexually abused in Jerusalem Dentention Centres, Group Claims

Israel and Palestine

Youngest Palestinian children held in Israel are jailed for months

Palestinian teen loses eyesight due to Israeli prison neglect

These articles must bring tears of joy and relief to UKLFI members; the abuse, neglect, and torture of these children must continue, in their collective mindset.

But then, what is to be expected from a group which extols the "virtues" of a wretchedly apartheid, self-proclaimed theocracy with nuclear weapons?

Jun 28 09:18

Inside Look Into the Death Squads Used by Ukrainian Counterintelligence

In an exclusive, in-depth interview with Sputnik, Sergei Sanovsky, a former training instructor for one of Ukraine's most notorious far-right volunteer militias, shared his story about how he went from being hailed a "hero of Maidan" to getting kidnapped and tortured by Ukraine's Security Service for refusing to run an extrajudicial death squad.

Jun 27 18:37

The Entire Western World Lives In Cognitive Dissonance- by Paul Craig Roberts

How is it that Americans can see and reject the inhumane border control policy and not see the inhumanity of family destruction that has been the over-riding result of Washington’s destruction in whole or part of seven or eight countries in the 21st century? Millions of people have been separated from families by death inflicted by Washington, and for almost two decades protests have been almost nonexistent. No public outcry stopped George W. Bush, Obama, and Trump from clear and indisputable illegal acts defined in international law established by the US itself as war crimes against the inhabitants of Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, Pakistan, Syria, Yemen, and Somalia.

Jun 27 09:24

Hillary Murdered JFK Jr, Almost Got Gore! Heneghan

Tom Heneghan blew out more truth in 20 minutes than 20 years of Faux News! He ties up the loose ends regarding the spy sent into the Trump campaign – Stefan Halper who the Fake News is desperate to cover up’! Halper was the bag man for a major money laundering operation regarding the Clinton foundation and teh Bush Family Argo trust where Bush stashed the stolen Wanta funds!

Rosenstein and Sessions are now claiming national security regarding a huge money laundering operation by the deep state! This is more treason by the Senior Executive Service scumbags who Alex Jones is still covering up for even though thousands of patriots emailed him at showtips@infowars.com and begged him to quit playing for the side of the deep state!

Jun 26 09:18

Suppressing US War Crimes: The Cold War Denial Machine Lives On

George Burchett’s review of “Wormwood” gives the back story not often heard of the larger Korean War germ warfare story. The American use of bioweapons in Korea is known and accepted as fact by most Cold War scholars outside the US, but domestically, biological warfare remains one of the deepest kept secrets of the Cold War. That secret, even today 66 years after the fact, still has professional gatekeepers. No sooner had Ignatieff’s review of “Wormwood” appeared in that flagship of American liberal letters than the chief US point man on germ war denial, Milton Leitenberg, issued a response letter titled, “No They Didn’t.” In this letter, Leitenberg claims, “Dulles, Helms, et al. absolutely did not order Frank Olson killed because ‘he knew too much about US biological warfare during the Korean War’ because there was no biological warfare carried out by any agency of the US government during the Korean War, or for that matter by anyone else.”

Jun 25 07:34

Extraordinary moment Mexico arrests town's ENTIRE police force of 28 officers 'over murder of a mayoral candidate' amid country's bloodiest election campaign

An entire police force of 28 officers has been arrested over the murder of a mayoral candidate in western Mexico.

Each officer from the town of Ocampo was cuffed, disarmed, and interrogated by internal affairs officials of the Mexican Secretariat of Public Security.

They are being investigated for possible involvement in the assassination of local mayoral candidate Fernando Angeles Juarez on Thursday.

Jun 23 11:49

Devastating Humanitarian Crisis: Update on the Situation in Hodeidah, Yemen

Quote from NRC’s Hodeidah Office Coordinator, Saleem Al-Shamiri, in Sana’a:

“Many people fled their homes in Hodeidah already. Sana’a and other cities are receiving many displaced. Water supplies have been cut off in some areas. Even families who refused to leave their house behind, have now been forced to flee because the fighting is closing in. Some of my friends arrived yesterday and today early morning. They are concerned for their future and worried they have lost their homes and income. How will they manage to rebuild their lives again?”

“I have friends who can’t leave their homes because they don’t have the means to travel. They are scared for their safety. They might be left in the crossfire without any water, food or way to escape. I am hoping the warring parties will allow safe routes out of the city as the fighting gets closer. People must be given a chance to save their own lives.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

As a Christian Pacifist Activist, I decry the actions of the US government in enabling Saudi war crimes in Yemen.

But I seriously doubt that the Saudi, or US governments, will allow safe passage for innocent civilians, and this is why.

Do you remember the scene in the film "Avatar", and I am paraphasing here, where the General decides to "create a crater so deep in the memories of the Navi people", that they will never dare to fight against the mining coalition which is destroying their planet,, ever again?

This is precisely what the US and Saudi Government have, essentially, vowed to do in Yemen.

They will create hundreds of killing fields, so that the people of Yemen, will never again fight their rule, and will be "pacified" into accepting whatever puppet government the Saudis and the US slide into Saana.

There will be no "humanitarian aid" with which to comfort those left standing; all we will see here, is a slaughter, courtesy of the genocidal Butcher of Yemen, Saudi Arabia's Prince Salman, aided and abetted by his BFF in the White House, President Trump.

As I type this, UAE military, overseen by American soldiers, are torturing Yemen prisoners, and unfortunately, again this time, our CIA's Gina Haspel is up to her elbows in more torture, and more blood.

US-Backed forces claime to "liberate" Yemenis, but instead rape detainees in secret.

Why are there no indignant outcries from the corporate Presstitute Media on this?!? Why, in the name of God, are there no requests for US reporters, to embed with these "interrogators" from the UAE?!?

Very simply, they are not allowed. No questions are allowed to be asked, in the runup to this slaughter.

But I will tell you, as long as there is breath in my body, I will continue to witness, peacefully, and never advocating violence, as a Christian, to the evils being done in my name, and in the names of all Americans, here in Yemen.

Jun 23 11:49

Devastating Humanitarian Crisis: Update on the Situation in Hodeidah, Yemen

Quote from NRC’s Hodeidah Office Coordinator, Saleem Al-Shamiri, in Sana’a:

“Many people fled their homes in Hodeidah already. Sana’a and other cities are receiving many displaced. Water supplies have been cut off in some areas. Even families who refused to leave their house behind, have now been forced to flee because the fighting is closing in. Some of my friends arrived yesterday and today early morning. They are concerned for their future and worried they have lost their homes and income. How will they manage to rebuild their lives again?”

“I have friends who can’t leave their homes because they don’t have the means to travel. They are scared for their safety. They might be left in the crossfire without any water, food or way to escape. I am hoping the warring parties will allow safe routes out of the city as the fighting gets closer. People must be given a chance to save their own lives.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

As a Christian Pacifist Activist, I decry the actions of the US government in enabling Saudi war crimes in Yemen.

But I seriously doubt that the Saudi, or US governments, will allow safe passage for innocent civilians, and this is why.

Do you remember the scene in the film "Avatar", and I am paraphasing here, where the General decides to "create a crater so deep in the memories of the Navi people", that they will never dare to fight against the mining coalition which is destroying their planet,, ever again?

This is precisely what the US and Saudi Government have, essentially, vowed to do in Yemen.

They will create hundreds of killing fields, so that the people of Yemen, will never again fight their rule, and will be "pacified" into accepting whatever puppet government the Saudis and the US slide into Saana.

There will be no "humanitarian aid" with which to comfort those left standing; all we will see here, is a slaughter, courtesy of the genocidal Butcher of Yemen, Saudi Arabia's Prince Salman, aided and abetted by his BFF in the White House, President Trump.

As I type this, UAE military, overseen by American soldiers, are torturing Yemen prisoners, and unfortunately, again this time, our CIA's Gina Haspel is up to her elbows in more torture, and more blood.

US-Backed forces claime to "liberate" Yemenis, but instead rape detainees in secret.

Why are there no indignant outcries from the corporate Presstitute Media on this?!? Why, in the name of God, are there no requests for US reporters, to embed with these "interrogators" from the UAE?!?

Very simply, they are not allowed. No questions are allowed to be asked, in the runup to this slaughter.

But I will tell you, as long as there is breath in my body, I will continue to witness, peacefully, and never advocating violence, as a Christian, to the evils being done in my name, and in the names of all Americans, here in Yemen.

Jun 23 11:15

U.S. Double Standards in the Middle East. Washington Backs Terrorists and Extremists

of the USA.

This statement hasn’t appeared recently. In 2002, the Joint Resolution to authorize U.S. military actions against Iraq cited:

“Iraq continuing to possess and develop a significant chemical and biological weapons capability posed a threat to the national security of the United States.”

Before carrying out air strikes on Syria, 14 April, 2018, the White House used the same justifications. The American president acted within his legal authority as commander-in-chief “to protect vital national interests – stopping the spread of chemical weapons and preventing a humanitarian catastrophe.” However, if in 2002, the Iraq Resolution was passed by the U.S. Congress as public law No: 107-243, this time President Trump didn’t seek any authorization from other government institutions.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The ultimate goal here, by the US government, is quite simple, no matter how much carnage it creates to reach the following goals; control all oil, and other resources in the Middle East, and insure that these resources, are only sold in US dollars.

Jun 23 11:08

Militarization of the African Continent: The U.S. Is Building a Massive $110 Million Drone Base in the Sahara

The Drone Base Will Provide a Stronger US Presence in a Region

[Combating Extremism is the stated objective. Terrorism is the Justification for the Militarization of Africa, GR Editor]

Back in 2013, President Obama had ordered a drone base to be built in the capital of Niger, Niamey, but even than military officials already indicated that ideally, they wanted the drone operation to be based outside of Agadez. The NY Times reported moving the drone base to Agadez had two main advantages. First, it is better positioned to launch drone operation throughout the southern regions of the Sahara that are turning into an alleged “terrorist hotbed”. Second, the drone operations are better shielded from prying eyes in isolated Agadez than in Niamey. A third reason, not mentioned by the NYT might well be that with the fall of Libyan leader Gaddafi, Agadez has turned into the smuggling capital of Africa, according to Politico Europe.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Translation: this is about expropriating more of Africa's resources, to which the US government has absolutely zero moral right, while insuring that those living over said resources get scarce, or zero, compensation for those resources, and they will only be sold in American dollars.

It is just that simple.

Does the US government really want to stop terrorism in its tracks?!? All it has to do, is stop mucking about in other people's countries.

You're welcome! :-)

Jun 23 10:30

US-BACKED FORCES CLAIM TO “LIBERATE” YEMENIS, INSTEAD RAPE DETAINEES IN SECRET PRISONS

The so-called “liberators” in Yemen are sexually and physically torturing detainees at secret prisons. Survivors recall disturbing stories laden with gruesome interrogation tactics for extracting false confessions. Meanwhile, the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen attempts to portray themselves as the bearers of freedom and reason.

As an ally of the United States’ “counter-terrorism” operation in Yemen, the United Arab Emirates established 18 prisons throughout territory under their control. An ongoing investigation from the Associated Press has so far identified instances of deranged sexual torture at five of these facilities. The Emirati headquarters in Yemen houses one of such facilities where witnesses have seen American soldiers.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

So, even with assuring the American people that the CIA will not longer torture, or outsource it, Gina Haspel has lied to the American people, yet again.

Ms. Haspel, understanding what you have done, or allowed to be done by the UAE, is an abomination; a profound disappointment;and an irrefutable demonstration, that you are a traitor to the citizens of this country.

You said anything to get confirmed; you lied. We understand that

And President Trump, you, by your inaction, and not firing Haspel on the spot, now that you understand that this is going on under your watch, as President, is horrific in the extreme.

Where are the Hanns Schraffs of the world, when you need them?!?

Hanns Scharff, Nazi Interrogator who revealed the value of kindness

This man was so revered after World War II, that he was invited to teach these techniques of interrigation in American military academies.

Jun 23 09:33

Israel’s secret assassinations

“Since World War II, Israel has assassinated more people than any other country in the Western world,” Bergman writes. In many cases, these so-called targeted killings over the last two decades also involved the deaths of nearly a thousand bystanders, according to Bergman’s calculations – those numbers, however, fail to include the tens of thousands killed in overt acts of war and collective punishment that mostly go unmentioned in this book.

That Israeli officials were willing to be quoted and identify others by name implies a certainty of never being held accountable in a court of law. Consider, for example, the instruction given by former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon to Avi Dichter, at that time Shin Bet’s director, in reference to Hamas. Sharon, in an open admission of intent to commit genocide, stated: “Go for it. Kill them all.”

Jun 23 08:41

British-educated Malaysian tech boss is killed 'when his mobile phone explodes while charging next to his bed'

The British educated CEO of a venture capital firm was killed last week when his mobile phone exploded while charging next to his bed.

Nazrin Hassan, chief of Malasia-based Cradle Fund was charging his BlackBerry and Huawei smartphones in his bedroom, according to reports online.

It is believed his mattress caught fire after one of his smartphones exploded.

Cradle Fund said in a statement that a post mortem found that Mr Hassan was killed due to 'blast injuries' caused by a mobile phone charging next to him.

Jun 22 07:07

Fmr. Secret Service agent files “RICO Complaint” against the Clintons, Soros, and others after receiving “death threats”

Former Secret Service Agent and law enforcement veteran Gary J. Byrne filed a Rico Complaint in a Pennsylvania court last Friday in which at least seven prominent left-wing political figures were named as defendants under the Racketeer Influenced and Corruption Organizations Act of 1970.

Jun 21 10:45

Did Israel assassinate JFK?

Former Congressman Paul Findley who has authored several books exposing the Zionist and Israeli influence over American society, wrote in the March 1992 issue of the Washington Review on Middle East Affairs: “It is interesting – but not surprising – that in all the words written and uttered about the Kennedy assassination, Israel’s intelligence agency, the Mossad has never been mentioned.” Journalist Andrew Cockburn has stated: “There has been since almost the earliest days of the Israeli state and the earliest days of the CIA a secret bond, basically by which Israeli intelligence did jobs for the CIA and the rest of the American intelligence. You can’t understand what’s been going on with American covert operations and the Israeli covert operations unless you understand this.”

Jun 21 09:58

The Massacre of Haditha - The Revenge Killing of 24 Iraqi Civilians Images of the Killings - A Photo Series

Mad Dog Mattis covered this up! Take a good look!

The photos show the aftermath of the killings 19 other Iraqi civilians, including 6 children and an elderly couple, inside one of three houses in the vicinity of the roadside bomb attack. The photos a stills from a video that was shot on November 20th by a journalism student from the Haditha area. The photos were later distributed by the Associated Press.

Jun 19 11:38

Saudi-backed Yemeni forces capture Hodeidah airport

Saudi-backed Yemeni government forces have captured the airport at Hodeidah and have started preparations for the more complex task of capturing the city and its port nine miles (15km) to the north. The port is critical to the supply of aid to the rest of the famine-struck country.

Confirmation that the airport on the southern outskirts of the city had been seized after three days of fighting came from both TV pictures and eyewitness accounts. At least 40 Houthi fighters who had held the airport were killed, but most retreated into the city, preparing to fight a potentially intense street-by-street campaign that could endanger tens of thousands of civilians.

Jun 19 10:33

Almost 1,000 People Injured, Killed in Terrorist Attacks By Refugees

Nearly 1,000 people were injured or killed in terrorist attacks involving refugees over a four-year span, with Germany facing the highest number of terror plots, according to a new Heritage Foundation report published Monday.

Data collected from the 194 terrorist plots detected across Europe between January 2014 and December 2017 point to a more than one-in-three chance that Germany will be the country targeted in future terror schemes, with civilians being the primary bullseye.

Though only 32, or 16 percent, of those terrorist plots involved refugees or asylum seekers, 41 percent of all plots occurred in Germany. France was the second most targeted country, with Belgium and the United Kingdom trailing closely behind.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

IF, in fact, these numbers are correct.... YIKES!!

I can absolutely see why there is a crisis in leadership, which may well have Angela Merkel out of office, and soon.

Jun 19 09:50

Saudi-led Coalition Enters Main Airport Compound of Yemen's Hodeidah

Saudi-led coalition forces stormed the airport after fierce battles broke out between coalition forces and Houthi militants who hold the main port city of Hodeidah, a local resident said.

"They have stormed the airport," said one Yemeni military source.

The Saudi-led coalition's aircraft carried out airstrikes, targeting Houthi fighters at the airport in Yemen's main port city of Hodeidah on June 18 in response to a missile targeting the southwestern Saudi city of Jizan.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Expect a Saudi-generated bloodbath here, with utterly no quarter given, and no chance for infants, children, women, or the medically fragile elderly to survive.

And please remember; the US government is complicit in Saudi war crimes in Yemen, done in your name, and with your tax dollars.

And from antiwar.com, datelined yesterday, we have the following story:

UAE demands unconditional rebel pullout from rebel portThe article goes on to state:

"There are also an estimated 250,000 civilians left in Hodeidah. With airstrikes against the city on the rise, officials for the attacking forces say that only withdrawing from the city can “save the population.”

The massacre of citizens in Hodeidah... is coming; these conditions placed on the rebels by the UAE just telegraphed it with these demands.

Jun 19 09:45

Unprecedented Israeli Strikes Target Iraqi Shia Militias In Syria

A day after a mysterious airstrike close to the Iraq-Syria border reportedly killed over 30 Syrian government soldiers and Iraqi paramilitary forces backed by Iran, a US official has told CNN the attack was carried out by Israel and not by the US coalition.

Syrian state media blamed the strike on the US-led coalition — though in the immediate aftermath any level of confirmation or evidence was hard to come by. The claims prompted the US coalition spokesman to issue a formal denial, calling Syria's accusation "misinformation" as US-backed SDF forces are only operating east of the Euphrates, and not near Abu Kamal, which lies west, according to the statement.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

It appears that Israel is, once again, playing picador with Al Assad and Putin, in essence, daring them to go after an Israeli strike plane, to "justify" a massive attack against Syrian, Iraqi, and Iranian forces there, as their way of accomplishing regime change in Damascus.

Fortunately, Al Assad and Putin have had the horse-sense not to respond to these attacks.

Jun 19 08:34

MILLIONS LACK FOOD, HOUSING, AND HEALTHCARE, BUT 38 DEMOCRATS JUST JOINED GOP TO SPEND $716 BILLION ON ENDLESS WAR AND EMPIRE

In a vote that further "entrenches endless war and bloated Pentagon spending" and places greater nuclear capacity in the hands of President Donald Trump, 38 Democrats and Sen. Angus King (I-Maine) joined nearly every Senate Republican on Monday to pass a $716 billion defense bill that boosts military spending by over $80 billion and authorizes another $21.6 billion for nuclear weapons programs.

"We cannot spend more on our military than the next 10 nations combined while millions of Americans do not have food and housing and healthcare...That is why I voted against spending $716 billion on the military today."
—Sen. Bernie SandersHad the Pentagon's budget simply remained the same as it was in 2017, Congress "could have funded public college for every student in the U.S. and had $12 billion left over," noted media analyst Adam Johnson.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Sickening, but perfectly predictable from the current crop of alleged Congressional representatives.

One has to wonder just who is taking money from what entity in the military industrial complex, to insure that this bill carried the day.

Upon entering Congress, representatives should turn their financial affairs over to to a blind trust, as does the President; unfortunately, that will only happen...when pigs discover that they are aerodynamic.

Jun 18 19:01

Ammon Bundy Introduces & Narrates "The Bundy Story" (Video)

"I post the official Bundy Story again just in case some have not watched it or for others who have forgotten why we made a stand. Our desire as the Bundy family is for you to get informed and then judge us for how we have stood and what we have done. Thank you to so many- we are eternally grateful and will never forget your love for us."

Jun 18 15:47

Israeli use of live fire in Gaza Strip creates unprecedented crisis: Red Cross

International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) says Israeli troops’ unrestricted use of live ammunition against unarmed Palestinian protesters in the besieged Gaza Strip has left the enclave’s health workers struggling to cope with an unprecedented crisis.

More than 130 Palestinians, including 14 children, have so far been killed by Israeli troops since the Great March of Return rallies commenced in the blockaded sliver on March 30. Some 13,300 Palestinians also sustained wounds, of them 300 are currently in a critical condition.

Robert Mardini, the regional director for the Middle East at the ICRC, further said at a press conference on Monday that the “vast majority” of more than 13,000 hospitalized demonstrators had suffered severe injuries, including multiple gunshot wounds.

“This is I think a crisis of unprecedented magnitude in the Gaza Strip,” Mardini said, adding that he was in talks with the Israeli military in a bid to minimize civilian harm.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Oh, you mean So now, the IDF will allow aid workers to evacuate the wounded to safety, the same kinds of activities which got Gazan First Responder Razan al-Najjar assassinated?!?

Razan al-Najjar: 21-year-old Palestinian medic who became a symbol in Gaza

Jun 18 08:34

THE MURDER OF JOURNALIST MICHAEL HASTINGS

News reports said he was traveling at 100 miles per hour and his car exploded when he hit a tree.

Wrong and wrong.

Video analysis by a physics professor says he was traveling less than 40 mph and his car exploded before he hit a tree and the engine and drive train were found over 100 feet away – behind where the car hit the tree, a physical impossibility from a collision. Multiple explosions were reported.

Hastings body was cremated after the official autopsy – against the wishes of the family.

Hours before he died, Hastings told friends he was under investigation by the FBI for a story he was doing about Obama’s then terrorism czar, who later became the head of the CIA: John Brennan, architect of the black ops assassination program.

Jun 16 12:16

The "Hitler Of South Africa" Tells White People, He Won't Kill Them...Yet!

Earlier this week while most of the world was transfixed on the World Cup, the Trump/Kim handshake, or a multitude of other sundry events, Julius Malema, aka the Hitler of South Africa, was busy telling white people in his country that he’s not going wage genocide against them. Yet.

In an interview with TRT World News published this week, Malema said, “We have not called for the killing of white people. At least for now. I can’t guarantee the future.”

When the reporter mentioned that some people might view these remarks as a call to genocide, Malema responded, “Crybabies. Crybabies,” but later warned white South Africans that “the masses are on board” for “an un-led revolution and anarchy”.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

If I were a Caucasian person living in South Africa right now, I would be selling everything I could, and getting on a plane to somewhere else; the Zimbabwification of South Africa is coming, and it is coming quickly.

Jun 16 11:43

Funding for the US Military: Public Barred from National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) Senate Committee Markup

On May 24th, the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC) met behind closed doors and approved the massive 1140 page National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA S 2987 ) of 2019 by a 25-2 vote which authorizes ‘funding and provides activities for the US military.’ At the same time, the Committee‘s l0 page Executive Summary and its 654 page Committee report were released explaining ‘details’ of the $716 billion legislative package.

While the Committee dutifully heard public testimony on the NDAA including Department of Defense Secretary James Mattis and Gen. Joseph Dunford, Chair of the Joint Chiefs of Staff on April 26th , once the SASC subcommittees began their mark up on May 21 and May 22 and the Full SASC met to begin its two day mark-up on May 23 and May 24th, all SASC consideration of the NDAA was declared “SECRET” as committee doors were sealed shut preventing all public and press attendance

Webmaster's Commentary: 

So, in the opinion of this Administration, the people who ultimately pay for these wars, have utterly no right to know what funding is actually going to be spent to enable those wars?!?

Jun 16 11:37

War of Aggression: The Saudi & UAE Slaughter in Yemen isn’t a Proxy Conflict with Iran

Alongside their throttlehold over which reporters can visit what parts of Yemen, and thus what story they can tell, Saudi and Emirati investments in public relations, lobbying, think-tanks, and political consultants are shaping the narrative about their war there. Headline writers, pundits, Wikipedia, news correspondents, and even some so-called experts frame the asymmetric conflict as a “proxy war.” Sunnis nations led by Saudi Arabia are battling Shi`a Iran and its regional proxies, the story goes; the world’s worst man-made humanitarian disaster thus appears as un-named collateral damage.

Jun 16 11:28

US Threatens ‘Measures’ Against Syria for Offensive in Southwest

With the Syrian government saying that any more failures to take back the country’s southwest diplomatically would lead them to launch an offensive, the US State Department is threatening “firm and appropriate measures” to punish Syria for any such attempt.

Syria has been expected to launch such an offensive for awhile. Russia negotiated with Israel to get them to agree to keep out of the fighting, in return for Russia urging Iran and Hezbollah to remain out of the border region. The assumption has been for some time this cleared room for the push.

US officials, however, say that Syria would be violating the previous de-escalation deal made between the US, Russia, and Turkey, as some of the offensive would take place in that area. Other de-escalation zones have effectively been erased by government gains, or the wiping out of certain rebels by others.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Notice that this alleged "de-escalation deal", for some bizzare reason, does not seem to involve the sovereign state of Syria; only Russia, Turkey, and the US appear to be named.

But we all understand the simple translation of these Washingtonese statements; the US government is looking for any excuse with which to justify a full-scale invasion of Syria, and to affect regime change in Damascus.

However, there is a 600 lb gorilla, draped across the Bosendorfer grand in the living room here, and that is is Russia; the possibility of a misunderstanding, leading to a "hot confrontation" between Russia and the US military in Syria, excalates exponentially, every day the US forces stay on Syrian soil.

Jun 16 11:00

US to Leave ‘Foolish, Unworthy’ UN Human Rights Council Over Anti-Israel Bias

The United States’ demands regarding reforming the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) have failed to be met, and as such Washington is reportedly ready to pull out over what it calls anti-Israel bias and the inclusion of alleged rights abusers.

Diplomats told Reuters that it's merely a matter of time before the US exits the council, which will convene Monday for a three week convention that will last until July 6. One US source who spoke anonymously said that an announcement looks "imminent."

Another US official in Geneva, where the UNHRC will meet June 18, said, "we are still moving ahead with our engagement for the coming session."

U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations NIkki Haley speaks to the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) policy conference in Washington, U.S., March 27, 2017
© REUTERS / JOSHUA ROBERTS
"Blood Is on Your Hands": Nikki Haley Heckled During University Speech (VIDEOS)

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The US and UK have lost any credibility at the UN in general, and the Human Rights Council in particular, by preventing the vote on an immediate cease-fire in Yemen.

UN Rehects Plan for an Immediate Cease-fire in Yemen.

Madam Ambassador, you may as well pack it up, and resign; the UN has just proven itself impotent to stop the bloodshed here, and it is primarily because of grandstanding by the US and UK here, that this has happened.

It appears, in this move, that both you and the UK's Ambassador to the UN, Karen Pierce, have both had your consciences surgically removed, so that arms sales to Saudi Arabia by both countries can continue at warp speed, and the Saudi genocide against the Yemenis can continue, unabated.

Oh, and by "human rights abusers", are you talking about the US's new BFF, Saudi Arabia, which is conducting this genocide against the people of Yemen, enabled through US military participation in their war crimes?!?

Ambassador Haley, let's be clear about for whom you are working at the UN; you are not working for the needs and concerns of We the People; you are working for the needs and concerns of the US military/industrial complex, the Saudi government, and its new-found ally, Israel.

There is blood on your, and on the President's hands, because of this; and those with any shred of moral decency still left in them, will not soon forget this.

Jun 16 10:24

FORMER BANK OF CANADA HEAD: PIPELINE PROTESTERS MAY BE KILLED. SO BE IT.

As Canada's controversial Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project faces ongoing opposition, the former governor of the Bank of Canada said that protesters may die but that the government should push the project through anyway.

Speaking at an event Wednesday, David Dodge said, "We're going to have some very unpleasant circumstances," the Edmonton Journal reported. "There are some people that are going to die in protesting construction of this pipeline. We have to understand that."

"Nevertheless, we have to be willing to enforce the law once it's there," Dodge said. "It's going to take some fortitude to stand up."

In an interview with the Journal, he elaborated by saying, "We have seen it other places, that equivalent of religious zeal leading to flouting of the law in a way that could lead to death."

Dodge's comments prompted outrage from climate activists.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Governments kill for money and corporate profits; it is just that mentally diseased, and just that simple.

Jun 16 10:19

MINNESOTA COPS ORDERED PARAMEDICS TO INJECT SUSPECTS WITH POWERFUL TRANQUILIZER – REPORT

Police in Minneapolis, Minnesota, have been ordered to “never suggest or demand” that paramedics use powerful horse tranquilizers on suspects, following a report that the practice had spiked in recent years.

The new policy order comes after a report by the city’s Office of Police Conduct Review found that paramedics had used ketamine on suspects during police calls 62 times in 2017, up from just three times in 2012. In some cases, emergency personnel injected the tranquilizer into suspects who were already restrained, causing heart and breathing failure and requiring the suspects to be medically revived, reported the Minneapolis Star-Tribune.

“Our policy should be clear,” said Mayor Jacob Frey. “Cops shouldn’t direct medical professionals on health-related issues, and medical professionals shouldn’t listen to them.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Wipe Minneapolis off my list of places to visit, ever.

I am neither a violent person nor a criminal; but the very notion that Minneapolis police have been able to successfully demand that ketamine be used by a medic to chemically restrain a person who is already in physical restraints, and that this chemical is so potent as to cause heart or respiratory failure?!?

Thank you, no.

Jun 16 09:53

HOW PURDUE PHARMA HOOKED AMERICA ON A DEADLY DRUG

Yves here. This isn’t the first telling of Purdue Pharma’s orchestrated campaign to ramp up sales of OxyContin, including misrepresenting the risks of addiction and identifying doctors who could be persuaded to prescribe the medication heavily, but it is a story that cannot be told too often.

By Fred Schulte, a four time Pulitzer Prize finalist who has worked at the Baltimore Sun, the South Florida Sun Sentinel and the Center for Public Integrity. Originally published at Kaiser Health News

Purdue Pharma left almost nothing to chance in its whirlwind marketing of its new painkiller OxyContin.

From 1996 to 2002, Purdue pursued nearly every avenue in the drug supply and prescription sales chain — a strategy now cast as reckless and illegal in more than 1,500 federal civil lawsuits from communities in Florida to Wisconsin to California that allege the drug has fueled a national epidemic of addiction.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Hey, if it makes money, even to the point of causing massive addictions and deaths, no problem for the medical/industrial complex!!

Jun 15 15:26

Ryan Dawson on the Robert F Kennedy Assassination


This film goes over more of RFK's death https://vimeo.com/ondemand/149889

Jun 14 11:56

TOMMY ROBINSON FEARS FOR HIS LIFE AFTER BEING MOVED TO HEAVILY MUSLIM-POPULATED PRISON

Fears for the safety of Tommy Robinson are mounting after it was revealed that he has been moved to a heavily Muslim-populated prison in the United Kingdom and has already been on the receiving end of death threats.

Robinson was jailed last month for a “breach of the peace” while live streaming a trial involving a Muslim rape gang outside Leeds Crown Court.

He was initially held in a low security prison with a low Muslim population.

However, today it was revealed by Robinson’s manager Caolan Robertson that the activist has now been moved to another prison that has a large Muslim prison population.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Prime Minister May, and England's MI5 and MI6, a word, please.

Placing Robinson in an a prison environment, where he is likely to be assassinated, is a really, staggeringly idiotic move, because the last thing sensible, rational people in the British government want to have happen, is for him to become a martyr to a racist movement, which does have some valid cases in point which never should have happened, like the activities of the Muslim "grooming gangs", grooming children for sex, where the people accused of this did get convicted.

As a woman very happily married to a pan-racial man, and who conducts two English speaking choirs at a truly rainbow Christian faith community, filled with people of every ethnicity you could imagine, I believe that racism, for the sake, or racism, is just plain stupid.

That having been said, however, when immigrants come to this country (legally), I want to welcome them, and understand that they are allowed to engagage in whatever faith practices they hold dear; but the moment they tell me what I CANNOT do, in the name of THEIR faith and tradition, I will get hot under the collar, and get angry.

In my world, faith, any faith, should never be about coersion; it should be about how my understanding of God's love, causes me to respond in the real world.

I would never eat a bacon sandwich in front of either a devout Muslim, or a devout Orthodox Jew; that would simply be insensitive in the extreme; but the minute someone tells me that I cannot eat bacon in my own home, that is where I would dive for a copy of the Constitution and Bill of Rights, and politely ask that person to read them, right there in front of me, to understand that they are not legally allowed to force me to not eat bacon in private.

Jun 14 11:16

UN RESOLUTION SLAMS ISRAELI MURDER OF PALESTINIANS IN GAZA

A resolution has passed in the UN General Assembly slamming Israel’s use of ‘excessive force’ against Palestinian protesters during their Great March of Return in Gaza, with more than 130 killed and thousands injured.

Many of the protesters were unarmed but encountered live ammunition from Israeli snipers. Victims included journalists and first aid responders, who were well marked but were targeted and slaughtered anyway.

Nikki Haley, the American UN envoy, was adamantly opposed to the resolution and submitted an amendment of her own in which Hamas was to be condemned as the aggressor, with no attention being paid to the death toll racked up by the Israelis who were not being attacked by civilian protesters, which failed to obtain the necessary support in the Assembly.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Although the resolution is non-binding, it is a stunning expression of solidarity with the Palestinians, particularly the non-violent, first responders, and press members who got killed or maimed for life by IDF snipers.

Jun 14 08:00

RFK assassination

Jun 13 09:42

US to Deepen Military Role in Yemen War, Joining Hodeidah Attack: Officials claim US involvement will reduce civilian deaths

After a handful of statements last week suggesting the US was opposing the planned attack on the vital Yemeni aid port of Hodeidah, officials are now indicating that the US has reversed again, and will actually be participating in the attack.

Pentagon officials say they intend to provide growing amounts of military intelligence, including target lists, for the Saudi-led invasion force in Yemen. They argue that this is going to ultimately reduce the civilian death toll of the attack on the port.

Yet US targeting aid in the past has done little to keep the Saudi strikes on Yemen from regularly killing large numbers of civilians. Even beyond this, the fall of Hodeidah threatens to spark a famine that would kill hundreds of thousands if not millions of others.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This uptick in US military involvement in Yemen is not for reducing, or minimizing civilian casualties; it is about making those civilian casualty numbers so staggeringly large, and the resultant carnage from disease, coupled with further starvation, so intense, to paraphrase the general in the movie "Avatar", that it will burn a hole in their collective memories so deep, that the Houthis will never, ever even think about rebelling against their soon to be Saudi masters, ever again.

With active US military support on the ground, the Saudi Military are now in their final throes of their genocide against the Yemeni people, and the carnage will be horrifically intense for just the reasons I have outlined above.

When the hell did the US government and military become "War Crimes R Us"?!?!? This is an awful betrayal of the trust of the American people, and reminds us, at this time as a country, that we are absolutely on the wrong side of history here, and geopolitcally, there are always consequences down the road for these kinds of actions.

Jun 13 08:44

US-Backed Coalition Bombs Yemen’s New Cholera Treatment Center, After Unleashing World’s Largest Outbreak

A military coalition formally led by Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, and supported by the United States and Britain, bombed a newly constructed cholera treatment in Yemen on Monday, June 11.

This attack comes after Yemen, the poorest country in the Middle East, suffered through the worst cholera outbreak in recorded history, with more than 1 million cases reported in 2017 alone.

The cholera treatment center was operated by the humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders (known in French as Médecins Sans Frontières, or MSF). It was located in Yemen’s northwestern Hajjah Governorate, an area that has been heavily bombarded by Saudi Arabia for more than 3 years.

MSF said in a statement that the cholera treatment center had markings on the roof that clearly identified it as a healthcare facility. It added that the center has been destroyed and is now completely non-functional.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Doesn't this just make you feel prouder than heck to be an American right now, with this bombing of a cholera treatment center in Yemen, in which the US military has participated?!? Remember; these bombings are done in your names, and with your tax dollars.

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.”

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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:

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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.

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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.

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