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Jun 03 09:03

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

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

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

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

Jun 02 15:06

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman missing?

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

Jun 02 10:02

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

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

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

Jun 02 08:43

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

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

Jun 02 06:12

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

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

May 30 11:14

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

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

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

May 30 10:50

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

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

May 30 08:51

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

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

May 29 11:02

RON PAUL: AMERICA’S INCREDIBLE SHRINKING INFLUENCE

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

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

May 29 10:27

RUSSIA ASKS APPLE TO HELP IT ENFORCE BAN ON TELEGRAM

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

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

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

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

Webmaster's Commentary: 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

May 28 13:21

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

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

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

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

According to The Guardian (March 5, 2017)

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

May 28 11:06

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

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

May 27 10:41

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

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

May 27 10:17

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

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

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

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

May 27 09:11

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

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

May 26 10:38

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

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

May 25 14:31

The Ludlow massacre, 1914 - Sam Lowry

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

May 25 14:29

The Sand Creek Massacre

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

May 25 14:26

The Haditha Massacre

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

–Lance Cpl. Roel Ryan Briones

May 25 14:20

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

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

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

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

May 25 13:59

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

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

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

May 24 11:34

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

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

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

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

Webmaster's Commentary: 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

May 23 11:10

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

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

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

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

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

May 23 09:25

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

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

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

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

Webmaster's Commentary: 

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

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

May 23 09:21

LANDMARK LAWSUIT CLAIMS MONSANTO HID CANCER DANGER OF WEEDKILLER FOR DECADES

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

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

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

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

Webmaster's Commentary: 

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

May 23 08:40

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

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

May 22 13:51

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

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

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

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

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

May 22 12:19

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

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

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

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

Webmaster's Commentary: 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The article goes on to state:

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

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

May 22 11:51

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

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

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

Webmaster's Commentary: 

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

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

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

May 21 22:07

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

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

May 21 11:32

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

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

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

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

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

May 21 10:54

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

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

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

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

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

Webmaster's Commentary: 

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

May 21 10:43

Israel, US Try to Block International Force for Gaza Strip

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

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

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

Webmaster's Commentary: 

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

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

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

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

May 21 10:21

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

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

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

Webmaster's Commentary: 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

May 21 10:01

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

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

The victim was found in a dumpster, nearly decapitated.

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

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

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

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

Webmaster's Commentary: 

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

May 20 07:48

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

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

May 19 12:22

IDF Snipers Ordered to Shoot Palestinian Children, Israeli General Confirms

Lets be clear as to implications.

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

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

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

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

Webmaster's Commentary: 

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

May 19 11:59

Israel Won’t Cooperate With UN Probe on Gaza Killings

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

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

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

Webmaster's Commentary: 

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

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

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

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

May 18 13:16

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

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

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

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

Webmaster's Commentary: 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

May 18 12:35

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

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

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

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

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

Webmaster's Commentary: 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

May 18 12:03

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

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

May 18 09:51

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

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

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Oh, really, Representative Pelosi?!?

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

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

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

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

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

Thought not!!

May 18 09:35

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

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

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

Webmaster's Commentary: 

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

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

May 18 09:26

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

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

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

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

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

Webmaster's Commentary: 

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

May 18 09:10

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

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

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

Webmaster's Commentary: 

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

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

May 18 08:49

Iranian Media Speculates About Possible Death of Saudi Crown Prince

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

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

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

May 17 22:57

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

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

May 17 19:40

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

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

May 17 18:38

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

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

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

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

May 17 12:30

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

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

May 17 11:18

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

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

May 17 11:08

Senate Panel Endorses Gina Haspel, Despite Her Facilitation of Torture

The Senate Intelligence Committee voted 10-5 to support Gina Haspel’s nomination today, despite the fact that her facilitation of torture should disqualify her from assuming the role of CIA director.

Next the full Senate will make a final decision on Haspel’s nomination in a vote that is expected to take place next week but could occur as early as tomorrow.

In her testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee on May 9, Haspel insisted that the CIA’s interrogation program during the Bush administration was legal. Haspel, a 33-year CIA veteran, argued that it could not be determined whether torture was effective to gain intelligence. She refused to state categorically that torture is immoral. And she never condemned the torture program in which she participated.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

If Haspel wins the nomination of the Senate on this appointment, consider the international rules of law having completely thrown out by the Trump Administration. We will then witness more continuous US-led wars for resources, to which this country has absolutely no moral right, and the return to the draft, both for our young men... and young women.

And with that will come more waterboarding, and more torture, and more abuses both at home and abroad.

May 17 10:47

'He was my whole world': Palestinians mourn killing of loved ones

Gaza Strip - Nisma Abdelqader still can't believe her 18-year-old son is dead.

Israeli soldiers shot Bilal al-Ashram, who was completing his last year of high school, in the head while he was participating in protests in the Gaza Strip on Tuesday.

With tears streaming from her swollen eyes, Nisma described her first-born as her "whole world".

"He was my support system," she said. Bilal was the eldest of her eight children and held the family together in the absence of her husband, who has been working in Jordan for the past six years.

Nisma said she tried to stop Bilal from participating in the mass protests on Gaza's eastern border along the highly militarised fence with Israel.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

These assassinations, done by IDF snipers, sometimes from 100 yards away, have had the result of general villification of, and disgust with, Tel Aviv from around the world.

And since Israel simply ignores international outrage at this anger, the only thing which may cause an end to this behaviour, is international support of the BDS movement. The language of economics... is a language the Israeli government understands well, which is why they are so terrified of this movement, because it can well undermine the current Israeli government.

May 17 10:17

IDF Spox: Israel Failed to Minimize Gaza Casualties

Speaking to the Jewish Federations of North America, Israeli Army spokesman Lt. Col. Jonathan Conricus conceded that the military had failed in efforts to minimize Gaza casualties earlier this week, and had effectively handed Hamas a PR ‘knockout’ victory.

Opening fire on protesters during Nakba Day on the Gaza border, Israeli forces killed 61 Palestinians and wounded thousands. Though Israeli political officials have defended the killings, Lt. Col. Conricus admitted that some of the Palestinians were hit “by mistake.”

Conricus said that all the screaming and smoke made it a chaotic environment, and while the Israeli troops are disciplined and professional, While he generally defended the idea of shooting at the protesters near the border, he said mistakes were made.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The optics of these assassinations .... were absolutely horrific.

And although Israel is shielded by the US government geopolitically and militarily, from this massacre, those optics are going to make suppport for the BDS movement against Israel, grow by leaps and bounds.

May 17 10:17

Two women concert goers made threats minutes before the 1 October massacre took place, says security guard working venue

A female security guard who was working the Route 91 venue on the night of the 1 October massacre told police that she had overheard several women making hate-filled threats around 9:20 p.m., a police report obtained by Intellihub confirms.

May 17 10:14

North Korea Livid as Trump Administration Suggests ‘Libya Model’ for Denuclearization

There aren’t really examples of nations with substantial nuclear arsenals giving them up as part of a broad negotiated settlement and it working out. North Korea’s denuclearization, then, is very much uncharted territory. The Trump Administration, however, insists on drawing parallels to Libya.

National Security Adviser John Bolton in particular is trying to draw this comparison, even though there are obvious, dramatic differences between the two situations. North Korea is also furious about the Trump Administration’s talk of Libya, and it’s not hard to see why.

Libya never had functional nuclear weapons, and gave up its equipment in 2003 in hopes of ending its international isolation and reforming its image. North Korea’s interest in diplomatic engagement is one commonality, but makes it a particularly poor example, as Libya never really enjoyed much of a reward.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

What the article failed to mention was Ghadaffi's assassination which resulted in it's regime change!!

May 17 06:00

Nervous man with missing teeth approached man at bus stop 5 minutes before 1 October massacre, had foreknowledge

Several minutes before the 1 October massacre commenced, a man sitting at a bus stop near Mandalay Bay was approached by a nervous red-haired man wearing black clothing who appeared to have foreknowledge of what was about to go down at the Route 91 Harvest Music Festival where 58 people lost their lives, an police report filed several days after the shooting suggests.

May 17 05:05

Route 91 massacre survivor watched as a ‘guy dressed in black holding a giant black rifle’ surrendered to police

A survivor of the 1 October massacre told police two days after the shooting in a tape recorded interview that he witnessed a man dressed all in black who was carrying a large black rifle surrender to police near East Reno Avenue and Giles Street as he exited the Route 91 venue during the attack.

May 16 16:44

Man charged in Northland shootings says ‘voices’ told him who to shoot

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The man who admitted to investigators that he shot at a man in a "luxurious" car, a man on a motorcycle and a man in his driveway Friday night now faces charges for two of the three shootings.

Arnoldo Pompa-Rascon, 41, faces one count of first-degree assault, two counts of armed criminal action and one count of discharging a firearm from a vehicle for both of the shootings that happened in Clay County.

May 16 10:13

A DOZEN GOOGLERS QUIT OVER GOOGLE'S MILITARY DRONE CONTRACT

Google's "Project Maven" is supplying machine-learning tools to the Pentagon to support drone strikes; the project has been hugely divisive within Google, with employees pointing out that the company is wildly profitable and doesn't need to compromise on its ethics to keep its doors open; that the drone program is a system of extrajudicial killing far from the battlefield; and that the firm's long-term health depends on its ability to win and retain the trust of users around the world, which will be harder if Google becomes a de facto wing of the US military.

A dozen googlers have put their money where their mouths are, publicly resigning over the contract; 4,000 more googlers have signed an open letter to the company's CEO asking him to cancel the contract.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Google's reputation is already in tatters; looking at what it has done with its data, and the algorithms it uses to suppress certain ways of looking at issues, it is obvious that its leadership has the morals of a dead tree stump (and trust me, I WILL get letters from dead tree stumps on this!!)

May 15 11:25

TRUMP'S FAMILY APPLAUDS ZIONIST MASSACRE OF PALESTINIANS IN GAZA

At some settler event in the capital of Palestine Jared Kushner, Trump's son-in-law, mentioned today's Gaza massacre in which Israeli soldiers murdered at least 52 and maimed 1,200 unarmed Palestinians. He accused them of being the guilty ones because they protest against the Zionist theft and occupation of their land:

"As we have seen from the protests of the last month and even today, those provoking violence are part of the problem and not part of the solution."
The White House omitted that sentence in its official transcript. In its daily press briefing the White House called the murder committed by the Zionist army "a propaganda attempt" by Hamas and Palestinians.

In response to today's massacre South Africa recalled its ambassador from Israel. It is so far the only country which did so. South Africa knows apartheid and colonial violence. It no longer condones it.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Kushner is yet another wretched Israeli apologist, condemning the Palestinians for Israeli occupation, and who deeply wishes that Tel Aviv would be allowed to move forward with its own "Final Solution" against all Palestinians, which would be the elimination of every one of them from the face of this earth.

He does, however, appear to have the horse sense to understand, that the optics of such a move would make Israel even more of a pariah state on the international stage than it is already, if that is conceivably possible.

May 15 10:41

Erdan calls to resume targeted killings of Hamas leaders

The targeted killing of Hamas leaders is part of the solution for the situation in the Gaza Strip, Public Security Minister Gilad Erdan asserted on Tuesday morning in an interview with Ynet.

"It's time for the heads of Hamas to pay a personal price for organizing these terror attacks," Erdan said. "The heads of Hamas, Yahya Sinwar and others, have been talking about being willing to be killed near the border fence—let them."

"We need to go back to targeted killings, and they need to go back to hiding underground and fearing for their lives, not organizing the masses to carry out terror attacks," the minister added.

May 15 08:39

Human corpse-eating robots now in developmental stages

Robots that can consume human corpses and other organic matter to give them much needed energy to operate are now in the developmental stages and may even be used on the battlefield sometime in the future.

May 14 07:48

The remarkable disappearing act of Israel’s car-bombing campaign in Lebanon or: What we (do not) talk about when we talk about ‘terrorism’

“With Sharon’s backing, terrible things were done. I am no vegetarian, and I supported and even participated in some of the assassination operations Israel carried out. But we are speaking here about mass killing for killing’s sake, to sow chaos and alarm, among civilians, too. Since when do we send donkeys carrying bombs to blow up in marketplaces?”

– Mossad officer, quoted in Ronen Bergman’s Rise and Kill First: The Secret History of Israel’s Targeted Assassinations

May 13 08:55

Haspel Nomination: Torture? Let’s Also Not Forget the CIA’s Core Program of Assassination

Proponents of assassination assert that since the CIA and the Pentagon are assassinating foreigners, that particular restriction doesn’t apply. They say that the Constitution applies only here in the continental United States.

But that’s not what the restriction itself states. The restriction states “No person.” The framers of the Fifth Amendment obviously had a mastery over the English language. If they had wanted the restriction on murder to apply only to American citizens, they would have written, “No person except foreign citizens shall be deprived of life without due process of law.” Their intent clearly was to prohibit the federal government from murdering anyone.

May 13 08:31

Brutal Murder Spree Of Ukrainian Millionaires Continues

Kiev media have confirmed reports about the death of Ukrainian citizens in Montenegro, who lived and had business in the Balkan country. Vasyl Kirilich, the head of the department of the consular service of the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry, confirmed the Ukrainian citizenship of the deceased.

The body of Ukrainian citizen Anastasia Lashmanova was found in the evening of May 11 in her apartment in the Montenegrin city of Kotor, with severe stab wounds. The assessment showed that she died almost immediately after receiving them. The assets in Montenegro, which belonged to the deceased, are estimated at about 105 million euros (more than three billion hryvnia).

May 13 08:31

Natalie Portman Boycotts Israeli Prize; Right Wing Goes Ballistic

Actress Natalie Portman, a strong supporter of Israel, has come under vicious attack for criticizing that country’s leadership. She now joins the club of scholars, journalists, and political leaders who are vilified by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu or his right-wing cohorts.

Portman was born in Jerusalem, and although her family left Israel when she was only three, she became fluent in Hebrew. She is a dual citizen of Israel and the United States.

While studying at Harvard, she became a research assistant for right-wing Zionist Alan Dershowitz. She directed and starred in a feature film presenting the Jewish side of the 1948 war that established the Israeli state.

So Portman is an unlikely candidate for vilification by conservative Jews. Here’s what happened.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Natalie Portman has just rocketed in my respect level for her, both as an artist, and as a Jewish woman who wants to see peace in Israel. I support her in this, completely.

But I can guarantee her this: there will be a price to pay.

She can now expect that roles will become more difficult to come by, as the Israeli right wing attempts to crucify her, and hang her out to dry, artistically and economically. I can only hope that she, and her husband, have been careful guardians of the money she has earned in previous films, to get them through what may be a difficult economic period for them.

May 13 05:36

Man with large weapons cache, body armor, found posted up in Waikiki hotel, claimed to be federal agent on a mission

Police and FBI are investigating a 38-year-old man after finding a large cache of weapons during a raid of a Waikiki hotel room after authorities were alerted of several disturbing social media posts in which the man claimed to be a federal agent who’s hunting terrorists.

May 12 10:10

MAPPING ERIK PRINCE'S PRIVATE MERCENARY EMPIRE

(Authored by Ty Joplin via Albawaba.com)

Erik Prince is the modern architect of private military firms

His latest venture is in training security personnel in China

But he's been all over the world, outsourcing militaries to cheap labor markets

Al Bawaba has provided a partial map to track Erik Prince's activities over the years.

Erik Prince, the brain behind the infamous private military firm Blackwater, is now in China training security forces.

Prince is partially responsible for modernizing the private army for the post 9/11 world, outsourcing militaries to cheap, specialized labor pools and skirting traditional regulations meant to ensure accountability for armed forces.

His journey from hiring mercenaries to help bolster the U.S. occupation in Iraq to China is long, dizzying and includes stops around the world to train Colombian mercenaries to help make a private army for the U.A.E. and outfitting crop duster planes with missiles to be fired at Armenians.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

From a business standpoint, what Prince has done is to have seen a need, and filled it.

But what deeply concerns me here is a lack of standards, where the ends always justify the means; a lack of true morality; and a lack of accountability in the actions of Prince's mercs.

May 12 08:03

MEXICO: 91 POLITICIANS MURDERED LEADING UP TO GENERAL ELECTIONS

The mayor of the municipality of Coyuca de Catalan was killed making him the 10th politician in Guerrero to be murdered during this year’s political campaign. As another politician was killed in Mexico Tuesday, the country registers 91 politicians murdered during the electoral campaign leading to the national elections scheduled for July 1, 2018.

May 12 04:46

Man attending Route 91: ‘There is multiple active shooters here at the concert’

A man who attended the 1 October Route 91 Harvest Music Festival was live-streaming on Facebook from inside the venue during the shooting where he candidly admits that there was more than one shooter outside of the venue near the Mandalay Bay which coincidentally matches other eyewitness accounts reported by Intellihub.

May 09 11:31

Israel Will Assassinate Syria’s Assad if He Allows Iran to Operate in Syria? Israeli Minister of Energy

Israel will assassinate Syrian President Bashar al-Assad if he continues to allow close ally Iran to operate in Syria, the Israeli energy minister has warned.

Yuval Steinitz made the warning to Israeli news website Ynet on Monday, amid a war of words between Tehran and Tel Aviv over suspected Israeli air raids in Syria targeting Iranian fighters.

“If Assad allows Iran to turn Syria into a military base against us and attack us on Syrian soil, he must know that will mean his end,” Steinitz said.

“He will not remain ruler of Syria. It’s unacceptable that Assad sits quietly in his palace, rebuilding his regime while allowing Syria to be turned into a base for attacks on Israel,”

“Assad should realise his actions will bear a price,” he added.

May 08 20:26

Man with CDC ties, DoD clearance, and a large weapons cache says he was on a ‘secret mission dealing with a virus’ when he was apprehended

A man named Francho Bradley, 59, and his wife Adrianne Dershunit Jennings, 40, were apprehended by Tewksbury Police on 25 March following a police search of their Residence Inn hotel room which yielded a large weapons and equipment cache which included a number of long guns, silencers, ammunition, smoke grenades, flash bangs, a rocket launcher, cellular phones and a satellite phone — virtually everything needed to conduct a full scale black op similar to the 1 October Las Vegas shooting.

May 07 11:02

Journalists in Syria on the US Drone ‘Kill List’

Two journalists have today filed federal court cases in the United States to challenge their inclusion on a classified US “Kill List”, Reprieve said in a statement.

Bilal Abdul Kareem, an American citizen and journalist working in Syria, escaped being killed by drone strike on five occasions, including two strikes on cars he was travelling in. Two additional strikes were executed on his independent news agency, On the Ground News, while he was working in the studio.

Ahmad Zaidan (image on the right), a senior reporter with Al Jazeera has appeared in a top secret SKYNET document, a US computer programme which has classified him as an Al-Qaeda courier based on “metadata”. Zaidan was the first person to interview Osama Bin Laden, Al-Qaeda’s former leader in the 1990s.

May 06 07:21

helicopter sniper Elite FBI hostage rescue team and Las Vegas police trained for high-rise active shooter incident using helicopter sniper prior to massacre

An elite FBI hostage rescue team and the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department trained back in 2011 for a high-rise active shooter scenario much like the 1 October massacre in which a highly-trained FBI sniper made the proverbial kill shot by striking a rubber dummy that was placed inside a broken hotel window from a tactical helicopter that was hovering over the strip, according to a new report published by the Baltimore Sun.

May 05 10:26

1 HOUR VIDEO – THE FACTS BEHIND VINCE FOSTER’S DEATH! IF YOU BELIEVE THE OFFICIAL STORY, HOW ABOUT BUYING SOME SWAMP LAND IN FLORIDA? BEING FRIENDS WITH THE CLINTONS IS HAZARDOUS TO YOUR HEALTH!

May 05 10:01

CA SCHOOL MURAL FEATURES TRUMP’S BLOODY, DECAPITATED HEAD ON A SPEAR

Parents and other community members in Chula Vista are fuming over a mural at the MAAC Community Charter School that depicts an Aztec warrior putting a spear through President Donald Trump’s decapitated, bloody head.
KFMB reports:

MAAC Charter, chartered by Sweetwater Union High School District, touts itself as a community school that offers students a unique curriculum in which students learn traditional subjects in relation to real-world issues.

Director Tommy Ramirez says this mural was a part of Battlegroundz, an annual event which highlights the urban art form of street murals to raise money to provide scholarships for seniors.

The mural was among many colorful, spray-painted works on a wall along the back of the school. It depicts an Aztek warrior with a purple skull and tiger helmet adorned with feathers, clutching a spear in his right hand with the severed head of Donald Trump.

“It’s art, but I don’t think it should be there,” parent Marisol Alvarado told KUSI.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Apparently, the alleged "educators" at this school believe that perception ...has to equal reality.

President Obama, and his wife, Michelle, were perceived as the consummate embodiment of "cool"; yet, his authorization of war crimes against the Yemeni people in collusion with the Saudi monarchic dictatorship, coupled with increased US military activities in Iraq and Afghanistan,including extrajudicial assassinations, did not fit that "cool" personna.

Therefore, was he, in essence, given a blank check, both by the alleged media in this country, plus Congress, to do pretty much whatever it was he wanted, including the assassination of Libya's President, for his "crime" of being ready to introduce a gold-backed dinar as the country's national currency?!?

The short answer is, absolutely, yes.

Now, I will grant you, that President Trump on many an occasions, does come off as rather a "blunt instrument", who has become thoroughly absorbed by this country's warmongering military/industrial complex, and truly resembles a ventrilloquist's dummy for Israel's Prime Minister Netnayahu, when it comes to Middle Eastern foreign policy.

And then, there is his upcoming meeting with Kim Jung Il, to discuss denuclearization of the Korean peninsula.

Color me hopeful here.

But I have to ask myself; do Tommy Ramirez' students understand, at all, what President Trump's predecessor did, and what the ultimate ramifications of President Obama's actions have been, globally?!?

Or was he given a pass by this school district, just for having been "so cool:"?!?

I think that the answer here, is self-explanatory.

May 03 06:52

Attorney: Man at home with family was shot to death through window by deputy

(Meredith/WHNS) -- The family of a man who was shot to death by a deputy in North Carolina is now disputing the sheriff's explanation of what happened before the shooting.

https://www.facebook.com/Macon-County-Sheriffs-Office-178160228920378/

May 02 10:08

HOW WESTERN MEDDLING AND A DUST BOWL DROUGHT IGNITED SYRIA’S CIVIL WAR

The reported “chemical attack” at Douma, Russia has claimed, was fake news. One U.S. news agency has now confirmed from the location of the reported attack that April 7, 2018 was an uneventful day in this Syrian city and not one single person in Douma corroborated the story of a chemical attack taking place.
It is the latest in a long series of false-flag reports generated about Syria by the United States and forces that oppose the government of President Bashar al Assad. This trickery dates back to at least 2006, when a WikiLeaks cable exposed U.S. political treachery at its very worst; calculated meddling designed to harm the government and population of Syria.

In this article we will review false revelations and calculated moves undertaken by politicians to undermine Syria’s government, which is designed to provide protection to religious minorities and freedom for people of all faiths, who lived securely in Syria until civil war broke out in 2011.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Unfortunately, I fear that the dark spectre of US intervention in Syria is far from over, as indicated by the following report:


23 CIVILIANS KILLED IN SYRIA IN SUSPECTED US COALITION AIR STRIKES

As happened in Iraq, and most probably soon to happen against Iran, this is all about the control of Middle Eastern oil, and in what currencies it will be allowed to be sold.

And the other question which has to be asked is the following; how long will Russia allow this nonsense to continue, without lashing out, militarily?!?

May 02 09:24

Cause for Libyan C-130 cargo plane crash not yet found

C-130s are falling from the sky. 2 in one week.

May 01 10:50

Neocon Bret Stephens Wants Syria’s Assad Assassinated

Bret Stephens is a political commentator who works for The New York Times and NBC News. Stephens was editor-in-chief of The Jerusalem Post between 2002 and 2004.

His Jewish identity is mentioned hand-in-hand with his political orientation by The Times of Israel: “In criticizing Trump even after his electoral victory, Stephens joins other leading Jewish conservative voices, including Brooks, Jennifer Rubin and William Kristol.” His Jewish identity is pertinent because he is known as a neocon and a strong supporter of Israel. The one seems to reinforce the other. Furthermore, his position on Iraq was criminal and disastrous and now he’s advocating a position on Syria that would also be criminal and disastrous. We should be extremely skeptical of the objectivity of someone like him who comes across as a shill for Israel and the Empire all-in-one.

May 01 09:56

Conclusive proof of multiple shooters firing simultaneously at Route 91 Harvest Music Festival

Editor’s note: This article must be sent to every major elected official in the government all the way up to the President, as the American people demand answers.

As you may already know, according to the FBI’s official narrative regarding the 1 October shooting, the massacre was carried out by a lone wolf shooter named Stephen Paddock from his 32nd-floor Mandalay Bay suite. However, the official narrative fed to the American people by the government couldn’t be further from the truth as irrefutable proof of two shooters has now surfaced, blowing the lid off the FBI, Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, and mainstream media’s can of lies which they force fed to the public.

May 01 09:34

JOURNALISTS CHALLENGE THEIR INCLUSION ON A US DRONE ‘KILL LIST’

Two journalists have today filed federal court cases in the United States to challenge their inclusion on a classified US “Kill List”, Reprieve said in a statement. Bilal Abdul Kareem, an American citizen and journalist working in Syria, escaped being killed by drone strike on five occasions, including two strikes on cars he was travelling in. Two additional strikes were executed on his independent news agency, On the Ground News, while he was working in the studio.

Apr 30 12:02

Speaking the Unspeakable: The Assassination and Martyrdom of Thomas Merton

Fifty years have elapsed since Thomas Merton died under mysterious circumstances in a cottage at a Red Cross Conference Center outside Bangkok, Thailand where he was attending an international inter-faith monastic conference. The truth behind his death has been concealed until now through the lies and deceptions of a cast of characters, religious, secular, and U.S. governmental, whose actions chill one to the bone. But he has finally found his voice through Hugh Turley and David Martin, who tell the suppressed truth of Merton’s last minutes on earth on December 10, 1968.

Apr 30 11:01

'Oswald's KGB handler': New JFK docs fill in some blanks on events around assassination

Just months before President John F. Kennedy was gunned down in Texas almost 55 years ago, an FBI field agent sent word back to headquarters on the activities of a Soviet sympathizer named Lee Harvey Oswald.

FBI agent James P. Hosty Jr. wrote to Washington that Oswald “reportedly drank to excess and beat his wife on numerous occasions.”

The memo, dated Sept. 30, 1963, is one of the 19,045 documents released Thursday in what was supposed to be the end of a declassification process that began the year after the Kennedy killing. A law signed in 1992 put it on a 25-year schedule to completion.

But after boasting on Twitter last year that he would release all the JFK assassination documents, President Donald Trump backpedaled last October, giving the CIA and FBI six months to work through the lifting of information still shrouded in secrecy.

Apr 29 09:56

Are Palestinian Journalists Being Censored by Murder?

On April 25, Ahmad Abu Hussein became the second Palestinian journalist Israeli snipers shot to death while covering the Great March of Return demonstrations, a series of weekly, massive Palestinian demonstrations demanding the right to return to their lands. Abu Hussein was 24 years old. Just days before, Israeli live ammunition killed 30-year-old Yasser Mourtaja. Like Abu Hussein, he was wearing a large, bright “Press” jacket that made clear he was a reporter.

The organization Reporters Sans Frontieres asserts that the Israeli Occupying Forces’ targeting of journalists is deliberate and systemic. This would be in direct violation of United Nations Security Council Resolution 2222 (2015), which states: “impunity for crimes committed against journalists, media professionals and associated personnel in armed conflict remains a significant challenge to their protection and that ensuring accountability for crimes committed against them is a key element in preventing future attacks.”

Apr 29 08:02

SWAT active shooter drill held at Fairplex mimics Las Vegas shooting

Pomona Police Department SWAT and Los Angeles County fire fighters held an active shooter drill imitating a similar scenario to last year’s 1 October shooting at the Route 91 Harvest Music Festival in Las Vegas in an effort to save lives if a future attack were to occur.

Apr 28 13:37

Trump Walks Back Promises To Declassify Remaining JFK Files Despite Remaining Questions

U.S. President Donald Trump has walked back his previous promises to declassify the remaining classified JFK Files out of the CIA until at the latest October 26, 2021.

Apr 27 12:35

Scott Adams Tells You how Kanye Showed the Way to The Golden Age. With Coffee

This is the Scott Adams video that Kanye West Tweeted. Since then, the media has attacked them both, viciously, without ever showing the video.

See also: https://www.pscp.tv/w/1nAKERyNrgvGL

Apr 26 13:31

520 Secret JFK Files to Remain Fully Sealed

The can has been kicked a little farther down the road. When President Trump in October approved the release of previously classified or redacted documents on the JFK assassination, he blocked the release of others over national security concerns and gave federal agencies 180 days to re-review the withheld documents. The review in some cases turned up "identifiable national security, law enforcement, and foreign affairs concerns," per a memo written by Trump, who on Thursday said some files would now be kept under wraps until Oct. 26, 2021.

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