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ASSASSINATION

Jul 03 09:28

White Nationalist plot to assassinate French President Emmanuel Macron foiled

French authorities say a man has been arrested for plotting a possible attack on President Emmanuel Macron or minority groups.

Paris prosecutor's office spokeswoman Agnes Thibault-Lecuivre said that the 23-year-old suspect's plans were vague and not yet finalised, and that he appeared to be acting alone.

Jul 02 07:55

QUANTIFYING THE ADDITIONAL KILLINGS COMMITED BY COPS WHEN THEY GET MILITARY WEAPONS

The US Department of Defense's 1033 program sends "surplus" military equipment to US police forces ("surplus" in quotes because military contractors lobby for the US military to buy more weapons than they need in order to feed materiel to the program), which has created a situation in which cops show up in their communities literally clad in the armor of an occupying army.

This is reflected in many ways, such as the use of "civilian" to denote someone who isn't a police officer. Police are also civilians, which is why the military police are called "Military Police" -- to contrast them with "civilian police." If your police force considers you a "civilian" then they, perforce, consider themselves to be military occupiers, not community peace officers.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

One thing not mentioned here is the number of American police on anti-depressants, which have been documented to create violent tendencies in people who are taking, or just getting off, such medications.

Jun 29 12:39

Why Congress Won’t Agree to Stop Arming Terrorists

he director of the National Security Agency under Ronald Reagan – Lt. General William Odom said in 2008:

By any measure the US has long used terrorism. In ‘78-79 the Senate was trying to pass a law against international terrorism – in every version they produced, the lawyers said the US would be in violation.

General Odom is absolutely right …

And because the U.S. itself uses terrorism, it’s very hesitant to get others in trouble for using terrorism.

And that’s why Congress is refusing to pass a bill agreeing to stop funding terrorists. Specifically, Senator Rand Paul and Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard introduced bills to whose simple name accurately describes what they want: The “Stop Arming Terrorists Act”.

But neither bill looks like it has any chance of being passed right now:
The House bill has only 14 co-sponsors, and was given a mere 6% chance of passing by Skopos Labs.

The Senate bill has NO co-sponsors, and was given a measly 3% chance of passing by.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

THAT ...is officially horrible!

Jun 29 08:56

BREAKING: FBI AGENT INDICTED FOR LYING ABOUT THE KILLING OF LAVOY FINICUM

ate Tuesday evening, it was announced that an unnamed FBI agent involved in the killing of Robert “LaVoy” Finicum has been indicted. The agent is accused of lying about shooting at Finicum in 2016 when officers arrested the leaders of an occupation of a federal wildlife refuge in rural Oregon.

In March of 2016, it was announced that multiple FBI agents were under investigation for their role in the death of Finicum. For over a year, Finicum’s family has waited for answers, and on Tuesday night, they received a glimpse into the corruption surrounding the death of their beloved father and husband.

An FBI agent now faces allegations of making false statements with the intent of obstructing justice. According to reports, he is to be named on Wednesday.

Jun 29 02:27

Three Chicago Cops Charged With Conspiracy to Cover Up Laquan McDonald Killing

That probe resulted in an indictment, unsealed Tuesday, that named Det. David March and officers Joseph Walsh and Thomas Gaffney as the leaders of a conspiracy to obstruct justice in the McDonald case. The conspiracy charge, as well as one of official misconduct, carry prison terms of up to five years. All three cops were expected to show up voluntarily for their July 10 arraignment. March and Walsh have resigned from the force. Gaffney will be suspended without pay, as is customary for officers under felony indictment, a department spokesman said.

Jun 28 12:34

Investigating Seth Rich murder: The Profiling Project announces launch of new website

The Profiling Project™, independently examining the mysterious murder of DNC staffer Seth Rich, announced today that it has launched a new website.

Unlike the Project’s physical address, which has remained undisclosed for security reasons, the internet home is public: www.theprofilingproject.org.

Earlier this month, the nonpartisan The Profiling Project released its preliminary 80-page report on the killing of Rich, who was shot to death a year ago next month, determining that the murder was not “random,” as the Metropolitan Police Department has publicly claimed. The group the produced that report, comprised of volunteer investigators, including nearly two dozen graduate students from George Washington University.

The Project, funded by lawyer and GOP lobbyist Jack Burkman, is currently awaiting a court hearing before the Washington, D.C. Superior Court to force the police department to publicly release critical evidence in the Seth Rich investigation.

Jun 27 07:56

Colonel for Ukraine's Military Intelligence Killed in Kiev Blast - MoD

A serviceman killed by a car bomb in the center of Kiev on Tuesday was a colonel for Ukrainian military intelligence, the Defense Ministry revealed.

Jun 26 10:42

“Regime Change” in the Philippines? The CIA’s Cloddish ISIS Attack on Duterte

The only word I find for it is cloddish. I refer to the latest CIA-instigated attempt to initiate regime change against outspoken Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte. The so-called ISIS terror attack in the minerals-rich southern Philippines island of Mindanao, a predominately Muslim part of the mostly Christian nation of 100 million people, took place literally in the midst of President Duterte’s talks in Moscow with Russian President Vladimir Putin. The Duterte Putin talks in turn followed Duterte’s attendance in Beijing on May 15 for the first New Silk Road or Belt Road Forum. America’s colonial asset since 1898 was clearly walking away from the Washington “reservation.”
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President Rodrigo Duterte (Source: GMA Network)

Webmaster's Commentary: 

To those in the bowels of power in DC, it is obvious that the Filipino people have utterly no right to vote in someone who is steering the course of his country out of the US sphere of influence, and into those of Russia and China.

Jun 25 06:06

Lily Allen: We Can’t Gaslight an Entire Community Like This… That’s What’s Happening

In the maelstrom that has followed the Grenfell Tower fire, it has fallen to a perhaps unlikely figure to speak up for the residents and ask searching questions of the authorities.

Lily Allen lives in the shadow of the tower block and witnessed the unfolding tragedy in the early hours of June 14. Since then, she has been a constant presence at the scene, helping the victims and attempting to understand their concerns, but also giving commentary on the relief efforts and exploring the reasons behind the disaster.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

To the people who managed Grenfell Tower, the people living there were simply ...expendable. Decisions could be made about building materials, like the very flammable cladding which were profoundly, amazingly stupid, and short sighted.

The investigation here should be criminal in nature, not civil, and those people who willingly, and knowingly, made these decisions punished, severely, and the people of the UK should never have to live in unsafe housing again.

Lily Allen is a heroine to me, and I am sure, to many of those who had families, now lost, from this horrendous fire.

Jun 25 05:54

Trump’s Policy Is Clear: Civilian Casualties Don’t Matter in the War on Terror

? ecent news reports describe a massive increase in civilian casualties at the hands of the US military or US allies. In Mosul, Iraq, hundreds of residents have been killed as US forces join Iraqi troops in the last stage of their assault on the ISIS-held city. In Yemen, the United States is increasing its direct involvement in the Saudi-led air war being waged against the poorest country in the Arab world, as the UN and other aid workers struggle against mass famine and a looming cholera epidemic on top of the thousands already killed and millions displaced. And in Raqqa, Syria, US air strikes and white-phosphorus munitions have led to what the UN calls “a staggering loss of life,” as Washington provides backup to Kurdish and Arab forces now besieging the ISIS stronghold.

“Rarely a day goes by now when we don’t see three or four civilian casualty incidents…around Raqqa....” —AirWars

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This... is what "collateral damage" looks like in Yemen, courtesy of US military-enabled Saudi genocide against Yemeni children, killed outright, or maimed for life:

Images: Yemeni children killed or maimed from life, courtesy of Saudi bombings.

And the reason I keep posting images like this is, that in Yemen and Iraq, the US government and military are partners in war crimes.

As a Christian pacifist activist, it does not make me morally comfortable to be a citizen of a country which participates in war crimes.

Jun 25 05:42

US-Led Airstrikes Killed 472 Civilians in Syria in the Past Month

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights has issued a report today covering the civilian death toll of US-led coalition airstrikes in Syria over the past month, from May 23 to June 23, reporting at least 472 civilians, the largest in any 30-day period since the US started bombing Syria in 2014.

The attacks covered two provinces in Syria, with 222 civilians killed in Deir Ezzor, and the other 250 civilians killed in the Raqqa Province. Strikes against the area immediately surrounding Raqqa were nominally done in support of the Kurdish YPG’s advance on ISIS’ capital, the city of Raqqa.

In Deir Ezzor, much of the death toll was in airstrikes against buildings in the city of Mayadin, where huge numbers of civilian relatives of ISIS fighters were said to be killed, many of them young children. Over the two provinces, the Syrian Observatory counted 137 children killed in the US-led attacks.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights is a propaganda front, funded by the EU.

Document:The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights is a Propaganda Front funded by the EU

That being said, I would suspect that these numbers are very conservative, relative to the actual number of deaths created by US assaults in Syria.

Jun 23 12:52

Leaked Police Report: There Are 23 Muslim-Controlled “No Go Zones” In Sweden: Plagued With Violence, Sexual Assaults And Gun Crimes

Though European leaders and their US-based counterparts have vehemently denied their existence, a leaked report from the Swedish police confirms that there are at least 23 Muslim-controlled “No-Go Zones” and some 60 “vulnerable areas” where non-muslim citizens of the country can no longer visit safely.

As noted in the RT video below, the areas are plagued with violence, sexual assaults and gun crimes, and things have gotten so bad that police and emergency services personnel refuse to enter.

According to the Swedish National Police Commissioner:

We see developments in our country which are not always going in the right direction… We have more than 60 vulnerable areas in and around major cities in Sweden.. and we see criminality there and we need to turn around these developments in those areas… and we need the assistance of other parts of our society.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is the direct result of unvetted immigration, and why it cannot be allowed to continue further in this country.

Jun 23 09:06

The images Saudi Arabia doesn't want you to see

Batool Ali is six years old, though you would never guess that from her huge, haunted eyes and emaciated frame. Ribs jutting out over her distended belly, Batool weighs less than 16 kilograms (35 pounds). She is one of nearly half a million children in Yemen suffering from severe malnutrition.

In another hospital, Ali Annhari sits with his daughter Isra in his lap. Her eyes are glazed, an IV drip in her hand. She is suffering from cholera.
"I am scared of course," Annhari says, "three of my children had cholera. Your children are your world. I have been eight months without a salary, so we are struggling and borrowing money ... the treatment is so expensive."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Take a good, hard look at the images accompanying this article, and (something I rarely say), bravo to CNN for having had the "male attributes" to run it.

And please remember; the US government is enabling the Saudi genocide of children in Yemen. This genocide/assassination is taking many forms.

The Saudi military, under US military guidance, is bombing, killing, and maiming for life, Yemen's children:

Images: Yemeni children killed and maimed for life from Saudi bombings

Because, with US military aid, the Saudis are blockading Yemeni ports, so no food can get in, children are dying from complications of malnutrition:

Image: Yemeni child dying from malnutrition

Because malnutrition causes the body to shut down, and become prone to a host of diseases, cholera is sweeping through Yemen at this moment.

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Yemeni children dying from cholera

Oh, and did I mention that the Saudis are using banned depleted uranium weapons in Yemen?!?

Images: Saudis using depleted uranium in Yemen

These DU weapons are having precisely the same effect on Yemeni children as it had on the children in Fallujah, and still births, cancers, and massive deformities are now the "new normal" for Yemeni babies.

Image: Yemeni baby deformed from exposure to DU weapons

I frankly can thing of few more horrific child abuse...than poisoning a child in the womb, through exposure to DU weapons.

When you assassinate children, you assassinate the future of the country those kids come from; and this, precisely, is what the Saudi military, enabled by the Us military, is doing in Yemen. And remember; this is done with your tax dollars, and in your name as well.

Jun 23 09:01

Requiem for the Suicided: Gary Webb

Jun 23 08:38

'When was the last time an actor assassinated a President?' Johnny Depp makes tasteless joke about killing Donald Trump at UK's Glastonbury festival

Trump-hating actor Johnny Depp used an appearance at the UK music festival Glastonbury to take another stab at the president he loathes on Thursday.

Appearing on stage to introduce a screening of his film The Libertine, Depp asked a crowd of party-goers: 'When was the last time an actor assassinated a president?'

They cheered in response, their enthusiasm seeming to surprise the 54-year-old who shrugged as they applauded him.

Jun 23 08:15

THEY WERE ‘GRILLED ALIVE’: US GOVT EXPOSED RUNNING NAZI-LIKE TORTURE PROGRAM

An unprecedented report from the corporate press claims U.S. forces have participated in extreme torture and abuse of detainees accused of affiliation with Al Qaeda in Yemen — including “the ‘grill,’ in which the victim is tied to a spit like a roast and spun in a circle of fire,” the Associated Press finds.

A network of secretive prisons in southern Yemen provide the backdrop for the alleged barbaric acts allegedly carried out by forces from the U.S. and United Arab Emirates — many of those detention facilities remain hidden in plain sight.

That some of the covert prisons sit inside military bases might not be much of a shock, but others are located in ports, an airport, private villas, and even a nightclub — and all, according to the AP, remain untouchable by the embattled Yemeni government.

Here's the AP story:

Inside Yemeni Prisons: we could hear their screams

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This makes me physically ill, on a number of levels.

First, torture does not produce actionable intelligence, and simply gets the tortured person to say whatever the torturers want to hear in order to get the torture to stop.

Second, it demonstrates that for all the palaver American politicians drivel on about in terms of the Unhinged Surveilled State of America caring about human rights, human decency, and humane treatment of prisoners of war, the deep American state doesn't give a damn about any of this, at any level of this government.

Third, using, or outsourcing, torture gives carte blanche for any government around the world to torture American civilians or military members at will; please pay attention to this aspect of the American use of torture very carefully.

One of the most valuable German intelligence officers in World War II was Hans Scharff, who never used brutality; only kindness. This man was so respected by the American military that he was invited to lecture about humane interrogation after the war.

SOCIAL JUSTICE:
THE NAZI INTERROGATOR WHO REVEALED THE VALUE OF KINDNESS

The US government needs, desperately, to re-acquaint itself with this form of interrogation again. Because if, in fact, these reports are true (and the reporter here, Claire Bernish, rarely gets it wrong), the US military is - again - guilty either of committing war crimes, or allowing them to happen under its watch.

Jun 22 09:55

The Left Has One More Argument: Kill Them!

Prominent liberals repeatedly tell us, with deadly seriousness, that Trump and his supporters are: "Hitler," "fascists," "bigots," "haters," "racists," "terrorists," "criminals" and "white supremacists," which is then followed by liberals physically attacking conservatives.

What we’re seeing is the following: Prominent liberals repeatedly tell us, with deadly seriousness, that Trump and his supporters are: “Hitler,” “fascists,” “bigots,” “haters,” “racists,” “terrorists,” “criminals” and “white supremacists,” which is then followed by liberals physically attacking conservatives.

To talk about “both sides” being guilty of provocative rhetoric is like talking about “both genders” being guilty of rape.

Nearly every op-ed writer at The New York Times has compared Trump to Hitler. (The conservative on the op-ed page merely called him a “proto-fascist.”) If Trump is Hitler and his supporters Nazis, then the rational course of action for any civilized person is to kill them.

Jun 22 08:26

FLASHBACK - Webb 'Suicide' Looking More Like Murder

Mr. Lyons pronouncement about a distinct possibility of suicide, not even PROBABILITY, should be enough of a RED FLAG to convince even the true believers that something is rotten in Sacramento. If Gary Webb committed suicide with 2 shots to the head via a .38 caliber pistol, then I've got a nice condo to sell you in Fallujah! But wait, there's more compelling evidence to refute the lie that what we have here is a suicide. And it looks a lot like cotton candy all spin and mostly hot air evidence. Once you bite into it you realize it's a bundle of perception control, mostly innuendo, or black magic designed to conjure a pre-determined picture in your mind, in order to reinforce the BIG lie. Then there's the issue of 2 shots to the head with a .38 caliber pistol.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Both "America's War on Drugs" and the review in Rolling Stone (below) refer to Gary Webb as having died of suicide, but the reality is that Webb was shot TWICE in the head with a .38.

Jun 22 07:44

A Long History of Leftist Hatred

James T. Hodgkinson of Belleville, Illinois, who aspired to end his life as a mass murderer of Republican Congressmen, was a Donald Trump hater and a Bernie Sanders backer.

Like many before him, Hodgkinson was a malevolent man of the hating and hard left.

His planned atrocity failed because two Capitol Hill cops were at that Alexandria baseball field, providing security for House Whip Steve Scalise. Had those cops not been there, a massacre would have ensued with many more dead than the gunman.

Jun 21 11:36

Israel’s Dirty Little Secret

At a recent panel discussion in Washington, screenwriter, film director and producer Oliver Stone briefly addressed the issue of alleged Russian interference in the recent national election, observing that “Israel interfered in the U.S. election far more than Russia and nobody is investigating them.” A few days later, in an interview with Stephen Colbert on the Late Show, Stone returned to the theme, responding to an aggressive claim that Russia had interfered in the election by challenging Colbert with “Israel had far more involvement in the U.S. election than Russia. Why don’t you ask me about that?”

Jun 21 09:21

READ: Independent group releases new report on Seth Rich murder investigation

DNC worker Seth Rich was murdered in the Bloomingdale neighborhood of D.C. 11 months ago and his killer is still on the loose.

Now, a group of George Washington University graduate students calling themselves the Profiling Project are releasing a report on their own investigation into Rich's murder.

D.C. Police tell the 7 ON YOUR SIDE I-Team that Seth Rich's murder is still being investigated as a botched robbery.

The Profiling Project doesn't buy it. A report just issued by the Profiling Project says the murder was more likely committed by a hired killer.
Kevin Doherty, the Chief Investigator of Profiling Project says, "It's a possibility. A proficient killer is what we think, the fact that the killer has gotten away with it for this period of time and that it appears to be a very sanitized crime scene certainly shows some level of proficiency in killing."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This was a professional hit, after elements in the corrupt DNC realised that Rich had been the leaker to Wikileaks, as confirmed recently by Kim Dotcom.

The Clintonistas most probably have people like this on speed dial.

Jun 21 09:02

Report: Evidence Shows Seth Rich Killed by Professional Killer, Not Robbers

A bombshell report from The Profiling Project, an “independent, nonpartisan group of forensic psychology graduate students at George Washington University,” suspects that former DNC staffer Seth Rich was likely killed by a professional killer. The study looked at the unusual details behind the death of Rich on July 10, 2016… a murder which there are no suspects for yet. The report is based on security footage from the city, as well as public records and “informal, limited interviews.”

The group is funded by Republican lobbyist Jack Burkman who offered a $105,000 reward for solving the murder case. Rich was only 27-years-old when he was killed.

The report claims the death was likely not “random” like originally claimed. In addition, “the fact that this person has gotten away with it shows a level of proficiency.”:

Jun 21 09:00

US Gov’t Proves Loyalty To ISIS As Bill To ‘Stop Arming Terrorists’ Gets Only 13 Supporters

ONE OF THE MOST RATIONAL BILLS EVER PROPOSED, BARRING THE FEDS FROM GIVING MONEY AND WEAPONS TO CHILD MURDERING TERRORISTS, HAS ALMOST ZERO SUPPORT.

For the last several decades, the US government has openly funded, supported, and armed various terrorist networks throughout the world to forward an agenda of destabilization and proxy war. It is not a secret, nor a conspiracy theory, America arms bad guys.

Given the insidious history of the American empire and its creation and fostering of terrorist regimes across the globe, it should come as no surprise that the overwhelming majority of politicians would refuse to sign on to a law that requires them to ‘Stop Arming Terrorists.’ And, that is exactly what’s happened.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Terror has been a tool for destabilisation by the American Empire for decades; why would the Deep American state want to get rid of it now, when it has proven so useful over such a long stretch of time?!?

Jun 21 08:22

Was DNC staffer Seth Rich murdered by a hitman? Washington D.C. forensic students claim evidence points to a 'hired killer' and NOT a robbery gone wrong

The Profiling Project, an independent group funded by GOP lobbyist Jack Burkman who has also offered a reward for information leading to the conviction of Rich's killer, claim that the 27-year-old was not the victim of a random homicide or robbery, as police suggest, but that is death was the work of a professional.

'The person folks [should be] looking for, and considering, isn't a robber who kills, but really is a killer, and maybe a killer that doesn't rob,' says Kevin Doherty, one of the volunteers with the project.

'The fact that this person has gotten away with it shows a level of proficiency.'

Jun 21 06:59

Feds could be investigating NJ Democrat over ‘Hunt Republicans,’ ex-prosecutor says

While we all have very strong constitutional protections for free speech, it is not limitless, and a Democratic consultant out of Union County crossed the line when he called for the “hunt” of Republicans on social media last week, according to a former New Jersey prosecutor.

Jun 20 16:15

Why The Seth Rich "Investigation" Should Scare The Hell Out Of All Of Us

Jun 20 08:34

Does the Seth Rich “Investigation” scare the hell out of you?

This isn’t about the collapse of social order in some far-away banana republic. — THIS TIME IT’S WHERE YOU LIVE! — Things are far worse than you know.

Jun 19 11:16

Syrian "Rebels" In Turmoil After Qatar Crisis

The ongoing Qatar crisis has had an unexpectedly adverse outcome among the Syrian "rebels", in many cases formerly known as al-Qaeda, who expect the crisis between two of their biggest state backers - Saudi Arabia and Qatar - to deepen divisions in the opposition to President Bashar al-Assad. Together with Turkey and the United States, Qatar and Saudi Arabia have been major sponsors of the insurgency, arming an array of groups that have been fighting to topple Syria's Iran-backed president. However, in recent weeks the Gulf support has been far from harmonious, fuelling splits that have set back the revolt.

Quoted by Reuters, Mustafa Sejari of the Liwa al Mutasem rebel group in northern Syria said "god forbid if this crisis is not contained I predict ... the situation in Syria will become tragic because the factions that are supported by (different) countries will be forced to take hostile positions towards each other."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I think the proverbial "other shoe" fell yesterday, when the US military downed a Syrian fighter jet. Now, Russia has declared US fighter jets as "fair game" in the war in Syria.

Jun 19 10:03

Paris attack on police vehicle on Champs-Elysees

A man rammed his car into a police vehicle in Paris' Champs-Elysees shopping district Monday, prompting a fiery explosion, and was killed in the incident, authorities said. France's anti-terrorism prosecutor opened an investigation.

Interior Minister Gerard Collomb told reporters near the scene that the driver died after the "attempted attack" on security forces. He said the car was carrying explosives.

No police officers or passers-by were hurt, the Paris police department said. It is unclear why the attacker drove into police, though the Interior Ministry spokesman said the incident was apparently deliberate.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

More blowback for these endless wars for resources in the Middle East and Africa.

Jun 19 09:54

How Democrats Incite Political Assassinations

Political assassinations have proven to be of great benefit to the party that calls for them. In the American scenario not only do the Democrats have a chance to replace any slain Republicans in special elections they also delay any votes and derail the agenda of the opposition. Rand Paul was already confirmed to be in the practice area when the attempted assassination happened.

Jun 19 09:53

BREAKING: The DNC Was Just Sued In A Class Action For Seth Rich!! This Has To Go Viral

The attorney in a class action lawsuit against the DNC and Debbie Wasserman Schultz has just held a press conference that is being completely ignored by the mainstream media.
Please share this video

Jun 19 08:56

HOW THE U.S. TRIGGERED A MASSACRE IN MEXICO

We have testimony from people who say they participated in the crime. They described some 50 trucks arriving in Allende, carrying people connected to the cartel. They broke into houses, they looted them and burned them. Afterward, they kidnapped the people who lived in those houses and took them to a ranch just outside of Allende.

First they killed them. They put them inside a storage shed filled with hay. They doused them with fuel and lit them on fire, feeding the flames for hours and hours.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Great; now, the DEA can cause "collateral damage" in other countries, just by taking a gamble with intel.

Jun 19 08:44

Theresa May condemns 'sickening' attack on Finsbury Park Muslims

A man died and 10 people were injured after a van was rammed into a crowd of worshippers near a mosque in north London, in the latest terror attack to hit the UK this year.

Eyewitnesses reported chaotic scenes as the incident unfolded just after midnight, when evening Ramadan prayers had finished.
A 48-year-old white man was wrestled to the ground by members of the public and then arrested at the scene on suspicion of attempted murder, authorities said.
British Prime Minister Theresa May said the attack was directed at Muslims and condemned it as "every bit as sickening" as deadly Islamist attacks that hit the country in recent months.
Latest developments:

-- Police say they believe there was only one man in the van.
-- An imam stopped the crowd from hitting and kicking the attacker.
-- Witnesses saw a man underneath the van.
-- Eight people were hospitalized, all Muslim.
-- Van appears to be a hire vehicle from a company in Wales.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is as sick and senseless as are the wars for resource domination which drive them.

My first cousin is an exceptionally bright person, a professor emeritus of Constitutional Law at a prestigious university.

We frequently talk about countries like the US and UK investing in their universities to create usable, workable alternative energy, then patenting it, as a a revenue stream.

I cannot fathom that the "deep state" in both countries does not recognise how critical this is to preventing further wars for resources, and will not move forward with this, with all the blood and money spent on battlefields - and beyond - as in this case of terror - which, ultimately, would not have to happen.

Jun 17 15:16

Visas for al-Qaeda: CIA Handouts That Rocked the World

Thousands of American soldiers and civil servants have lost their lives in the War on Terror. Innocent citizens of many nations, including Americans killed on 9/11, have also paid the ultimate price. While the US government claims to stand against terror, this same government refuses to acknowledge its role in creating what has become a deadly international quagmire. Visas for al-Qaeda: CIA Handouts That Rocked the World sets the record straight by laying the blame on high-ranking US government officials.

Jun 17 09:57

BOOM!! Protesters INTERRUPT Trump Assassination Play – RUSH STAGE — Screaming “Goebbels Would Be Proud!

PROTESTER INTERRUPTS TRUMP ASSASSINATION PLAY IN CENTRAL PARK!
SCREAMING “STOP LIBERAL VIOLENCE! — GOEBBELS WOULD BE PROUD! — YOU’RE A NAZI CROWD!!!”

The Shakespeare in the Park rendition of Julius Caesar is still scheduled to play this weekend in Central Park after the shooting of GOP Rep. Scalise by a devout Bernie Sanders supporter.

This year’s play “Julius Caesar” depicts President Donald Trump’s assassination.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I am a big First Amendment supporter.

That having been said, when art crosses the line into open advocacy of the assassination of a sitting president, that is not only wrong; it is also illegal.

Threatening a sitting President of the United States is Illegal.

Jun 16 19:11

Jack Posobiec: Patriots Shut Down Julius Ceasar Yelling "You Are Goebbels" (POV, Jack's Camera)

Jack Posobiec's coverage of Laura Loomer protesting Julius Caesar performance, then being arrested.

Jun 16 19:07

ALERT: Julius Caesar Meets Laura Loomer (Laura POV)

Laura Loomer was just arrested for attempting to shut-down a performance for attempting to normalize political assassination.

Jun 16 09:45

GEORGIA GOP CONGRESSIONAL CANDIDATE IS SENT WHITE POWDER WITH A NOTE SAYING 'RESIST THE FASCIST TAKEOVER' VIA MAIL

A suspicious note with white powder was delivered to the home of Republican congressional candidate Karen Handel.

Georgia police confirm they are now investigating a total of five calls after Handel and her neighbors received envelopes containing a powdery substance and a note labeling her a 'dirty fascist' on Thursday.

According to Roswell Police spokesperson Lisa Holland, police received a call around 1.30 pm that someone had received an envelope in a mailbox that contained an unidentified powdery substance in the suburban neighborhood of Roswell.

Currently, it is unknown if anymore envelopes have been delivered, but the US Postal truck that was involved has been notified.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Is THIS the level to which political discourse has sunk in the Unhinged Surveilled States of America?!?

I swear; I do not recognise this country any more!!

Jun 16 09:14

CBS ANCHOR BLAMES TRUMP'S TWEETS FOR CONGRESSIONAL BASEBALL FIELD SHOOTING

Now this is the sort of journalism that gets the blood pumping. Scott Pelley from SHEE-BEE-ESH News asked the question last night, 'Was the congressional shootings self inflicted?' To prove his case, Pelley didn't cite the endless barrage of violent protest by leftists in the streets or Democratic politicians calling for 'resistance.' Instead, Pelley called into question President Trump's tweets, especially one that said the enemy of America was the media -- as the millstone from which killers like Hodgkinson drew energy from to activate into seditious violence.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

When corporate media does not tell the truth, it becomes the enemy of the American people.

And the American media has been utterly devious at not telling the truth, although that is becoming harder to do with the rising of the independent media.

You can always count on the corporate presstitutes to do their job, and regurgitate precisely what the government tells them to.

Remember when they told us that "Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction", as the lie to kick off the war against Iraq?!?

Remember when they told us that Afghanistan had to be invaded "because of 9/11 and Osama bin Laden"?!?

These were simply lies spun on a then-innocent, and somewhat gullible country, to kick off two horrific wars, in which, by the way, we are still participating. Sec General Mattis has just ordered another 4,000 troops for Afghanistan, and God only knows what is really happening on the ground in Iraq.

The blood and money spent on these wars have been unconscionable and immoral in the extreme.

I have to wonder how many lies Pelley told the American people in his reporting on the first decade of the Afghanistan war.

Pelley: A decade of reporting from Afghanistan

Please remember: CBS is a CIA asset.

By far the most valuable of these associations, according to CIA officials, have been with the New York Times, CBS and Time Inc.

So right now, anything Mr. Pelley chooses to say about the horrific assassination attempts in Virginia is immediately both tainted, and extremely questionable, for having been a willing operative for CBS, a CIA asset, issuing reports engineered to "sell" the war in Afghanistan to Americans as "a good war", no matter the horrific cost in blood, and money.

Jun 15 12:31

Shot congressman Rep Steve Scalise was actively seeking to stop pedophilia

(Might this be the REAL REASON for the shooting AND the Seth Rich like hospital events?)

http://www.hangthebankers.com/shot-congressman-rep-steve-scalise-stop-...
click on above link for
Video of Steve Scalise vowing to fight pedophilia
“One of our greatest American values is our strong belief in the inherent worth of every human life. Human trafficking is a direct assault on this core value, and it affects millions of victims who need our help,” Rep. Scalise said.

Jun 15 11:06

US Airstrikes in Raqqa Causing ‘Staggering’ Loss of Civilian Life

An independent commission of UN war crimes investigators have denounced a “staggering loss of civilian life” that has resulted from the escalation of US airstrikes against the ISIS-held city of Raqqa since the beginning of the Kurdish invasion of the city last week.

The Kurdish YPG has been advancing on Raqqa for months, and the US airstrikes in the course of that operation have killed a lot of civilians too, but its grown precipitously in the past week, and the UN inquiry said US airstrikes in Raqqa had killed at least 300 civilians.

Human Rights Watch also chimed in, faulting the US for the use of toxic incendiary white phosphorus inside the city, saying it was unacceptable to use the chemical in populated areas, and that the US should show more care with such attacks.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Being a citizen of a country which believes it can regime change any government, anywhere in the world, and by every and any means necessary, including using banned weapons (like white phosphorus in a heavily populated area) is not making me very happy right now.

This dovetails with another very disturbing article, also found at antiwar.com:

US Deploys Rocket Artillery to Southern Syria in Latest Buildup

And I have to wonder; at what point is Putin going to need to decide that either Russian, and/or Syrian troops, will have to fight back?!?

Because from where I sit, it is looking as though the US is planning a decap strike against Al-Assad, and it's looking like it will happen sooner rather than later.

Jun 14 12:08

EMAIL: One down, 216 to go…

Jun 14 11:12

Scott Adams: The Corporate Media Radicalized the GOP Baseball Practice Shooter

This is blowback from the election (the Bully Party) and present-day Corporate Media.

How much of this does Kathy Griffin own?

See also: http://www.cyberdurden.com/coffee-with-scott-adams-10-25-2016/

Jun 13 11:32

SYRIAN TROOPS MOVE CLOSER TO RAQQA AS THE US DROPS CHEMICAL WEAPONS ON THE CITY

RECENT VIDEO HAS EMERGED OF THE US DROPPING WHAT APPEARS TO BE TOXIC WHITE PHOSPHORUS MUNITIONS ON THE CITY.

The Syrian Arab Army has captured villages in Al-Raqqa Governorate for the first time since ISIS forced Syrian troops to abandon the region to terrorists in 2013.

Syria’s elite Tiger Forces have been making remarkable progress in the race to Raqqa while the United States is also trying to get a piece of the largely symbolic self-proclaimed capital of the so-called Islamic State.

Just as they had done in their Iraqi stronghold of Mosul, ISIS fighters in Raqqa have been fleeing the city with Deir ez-Zor being their primary destination.

This comes as the US planes have been filmed dropping what appears to be the illegal chemical weapon white phosphorus on the city.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Apparently, according to the current regime in DC, the infliction of hot, flaming death, by bombing with white phosphorous, which eats and devours flesh to the bone, is only a war crime when other countries do it.

I don't know about you, but I am very emotionally and morally tired of being a citizen of a country so thoroughly comfortable with committing war crimes around the planet.

I can assure you that the next set of images are horrifically, stomach-churningly graphic, but I think you really need to see some real-world examples of what is being done in your name, and with your tax dollars, in Syria.

Images: injuries from white phosphorous bombing

Jun 13 10:47

FOUR MEMBERS OF SPECIAL COUNSEL MUELLER’S TEAM INVESTIGATING RUSSIA-TRUMP COLLUSION EXPOSED AS HILLARY CLINTON DONORS

It’s hard to believe how long an wide Hillary Clinton’s tentacles stretch across Washington, but the former Presidential candidate who hatched the Russia election meddling story in order to deflect away from her pathetic loss to Donald Trump, has her fangs firmly dug into Robert Mueller’s Special Counsel team.

The Hill reports that four members of Mueller’s independent team investigating Trump-Russia collusion (whatever that even means) have all been contributors to Hillary Clinton’s and/or Barack Obama’s previous campaigns.

Michael Dreeben, who serves as the Justice Department’s deputy solicitor general, is working on a part-time basis for Mueller, The Washington Post reported Friday.

Dreeben donated $1,000 dollars to Hillary Clinton’s Senate political action committee (PAC), Friends of Hillary, while she ran for public office in New York. Dreeben did so while he served as the deputy solicitor general at the Justice Department.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The vengeful, hateful, despicable Clinton is nearly spitting blood to achieve a geopolitical assassination of Trump by the hands of others; but all that will do is put Mike Pence in the White House as President.

Call me silly, but I think that this attempted robo-recall of a duly elected President is going to bite her in a very tender part of the human anatomy, and soon.

Jun 13 10:37

VIDEO SURFACES OF SETH RICH NEIGHBOR’S TESTIMONY AS TO WHAT HE SAW THE NIGHT OF THE MURDER

Scott Roberts claimed to be Seth Rich’s neighbor…a neighbor who also identified Seth Rich moments after he was shot.

The Gateway Pundit reports…

Mueller says police walked Seth Rich past him after he was shot to identify him and said that Rich ‘didn’t even know he was shot’. He tried to comfort others at the vigil saying Seth Rich didn’t feel physical pain.

A vigil was held for slain DNC staffer, Seth Rich where Debbie Wasserman Schultz was also in attendance.

An eyewitness came forward saying, “I was there when he (Seth Rich) got shot and they walked him past me so that I could see him and identify him because I knew him in the neighborhood, and the police officer said, ‘he didn’t even know he was shot’.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This was a political assassination, pure and simple, in retaliation for the DNC understanding that Rich was the leaker to Wikileaks, and make others in the party realise that the penalty for "snitching" was sure and certain murder.

Jun 13 08:14

Holistic doctor gunned down outside organic restaurant in Colorado as war on natural health continues

The pharmaceutical world will do everything in its power to protect its cash cow. Anything that stands in its way will be eliminated. In just over one year, more than 60 holistic doctors and researchers have been found dead, most of them in suspicious circumstances.

Christopher Bayley King, 49, is the latest holistic doctor to be murdered in cold blood. He was eating at the Farm to Table Restaurant, Bramble & Hare, when he was approached by a man named Louis Joseph Sebastian, 32, and shot dead on Memorial Day, reported Your News Wire. Just before he got murdered, Dr. King was arguing with his killer. Then they went outside and Dr. King got shot.

According to the police, more shots were fired when they went back into the restaurant. Though the investigators have not said what the killer’s motive was, it is more than obvious in which direction we should look.

Jun 12 12:10

Bratton thinks Europe-like terror attacks are headed for the US

Recent acts of terror in Europe are the “new normal” — and surely coming soon to the United States, former NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton ominously warned Sunday.

Evildoers have stepped up attacks on soft targets — such as London Bridge, Manchester Arena and Bastille Day in Nice — in the past 12 months, making a similar terrorist strike on American soil inevitable, Bratton told “The Cats Roundtable.”

“(European-style terror attacks are) going to be the new normal in our world,” Bratton told interviewer John Catsimatidis on AM 970. “The pace of terrorist attacks, certainly in Europe, has been increasing.” Bratton warned: “That type of attack is quite likely to occur in the United States at some point in time.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Bill Bratton, a word, please; Heaven forbid, should such attacks happen in the US, they will demonstrate, incontrovertibly, and conclusively, that all the surveillance which has been put into place; all the gropedowns by TSA goons at the airports; and all the alleged "security" which has been put into place, has been impotently useless, and a complete, utter waste of taxpayer time and money.

Jun 12 11:57

Trump Just Dropped Chemical Weapons in a Major City, 100,000 Civilians Trapped

President Trump is now doing the unthinkable – in his war on terror, he has resorted to the use of chemical weapons.

Multiple reports are confirming that a US-led Coalition used white phosphorus-loaded ammunition in heavily populated cities of Iraq and Syria. Thousands of civilians are known to be in the areas where the weapons were used according to The Washington Post.

Use of such weapons violates international humanitarian law due to the types of injuries it can cause when other weapons are available to do the job. While white phosphorus isn’t exactly outlawed by the Geneva Convention, it is still illegal to use in densely populated areas. And, here’s why:

“When a white phosphorus shell explodes, the chemical inside reacts with the air, creating a thick white cloud. When it comes in contact with flesh, it can maim and kill by burning to the bone.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Mr. President, has anyone happened to mention to you that the use of such weapons, particularly against heavy concentrations of civilians, is a war crime?!?

Well, Mr. President, I JUST DID!!!

And I must tell you also; I am profoundly unhappy about being a citizen of a country whose leadership is very comfortable committing war crimes!!

Jun 12 11:51

Israeli soldiers shoot from towers across fence into Gaza protest, killing Palestinian

Israeli soldiers kill one Palestinian, injure ten others, in Gaza

Webmaster's Commentary: 

WOW, those IDF members are SUCH "manly men"; they love assassinating unarmed Palestinians, peacefully protesting, who live literally caged in Gaza.

Must be like shooting fish in a barrel!

And they know that there will be absolutely no negative outcomes from their government from these assassinations and wounding of Palestinians.

This is just one component of Tel Aviv's multi-faceted "Final Solution" to the "Palestinian Problem."

Jun 12 11:24

"Burn Them And Their Families": As ISIS Crumbles, Vigilantes Run Amok in Iraq

Authored by Daniel Lang via SHTFplan.com

It’s hard to appreciate the effect ISIS has had on ordinary Iraqis and Syrians who wanted nothing to do with the terror group.

There are cities in these countries that have been ruled by these monsters for several years. Monsters whose cruelty and depravity knows no bounds. Most people in the West can’t imagine what that must be like, because the vast majority of us have never lived under those conditions.

So what does happens to people who have been living under ISIS for so long?

Well, try to imagine what you would do if a bunch of lunatics had been running your community for several years. Imagine if they had cut you off from the outside world, tortured and killed family members and neighbors, sold female relatives into sexual slavery, and indoctrinated your children.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is a direct result, and consequence, of the both US military's invasions of Iraq and the current strikes against the Syrian army, loyal to Al-Assad.

Jun 12 11:18

Angry Over Killing Of Two Chinese Teachers In Pakistan, Jinping Says No To Meeting With Nawaz Shareef

After two Chinese teachers were murdered in Balochistan by terrorists, Chinese President Xi Jinping snubbed Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif by skipping the customary meeting at the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) in Asthana.
Though Sharif met the president of Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Afghanistan and Russia, Jinping didn’t give time to Sharif. Xi's unprecedented snub followed deep disappointment and grief among Chinese public over the slaying of the two Chinese citizens who were kidnapped last month from Quetta in Balochistan.

Hundreds of Chinese are working in Pakistan on CPEC and now China has asked Pakistan to pay great attention to the protection of Chinese in Pakistan.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I fully understand this, and China has every right to ask for protection for its workers here.

Right now, under NO conditions, would I ever consider Pakistan a safe place to either visit, or to work.

Jun 12 10:46

IRAN CLAIMS PROOF OF 'DIRECT US SUPPORT" FOR ISIS DAYS AFTER CONGRESSMAN DANA ROHRABACHER FLOATS THE IDEA

Last Thursday, Congressman Dana Rohrabacher praised ISIS for coordinated terrorist attacks in Tehran which left 17 civilians dead - then suggested that the United States should support the terrorist organization in their endeavors to bring regime change to Iran, comparing the situation to working with Stalin's Russia to get Hitler.

Rohrabacher: Isn't it a good thing for us to have Untied States finally backing up Sunnis who will attack Hezbollah and the Shiite threat to us? Isn't that a good thing? And if so, maybe this is a Trump strategy of actually supporting one group against another considering that you have terrorist organizations.

Maybe it's a good idea to have radical Muslim terrorists fighting each other?

Dr. Asher: Having coordinated the economic warfare plan against the Islamic State, I would not condone an attack by the Islamic State. I would be determined to destroy them.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

General Izadi is absolutely correct in his assessment here.

And it is a damned shame that there is no Congressional equivalent to the 25th Amendment, when congress critters can no longer perform their jobs for their alleged constituents.

Because when Congressman Rohrabacher lauds an assassination attack against innocent Iranians, he is not doing his job for his constituents; all violence, as a way to resolve geopolitical issues, must be universally condemned, period, end of discussion.

And I really want to know; what is this alleged "Shiite threat" to which he alludes in these statements?!?

To the best of my knowledge, Iranians just want to be left alone, compete for business, fairly, in the world marketplace, and raise their children to be intellectually capable, and land decent, well-paying jobs.

When in the name of heaven did these desires become a "threat", except to Israel and Saudi Arabi, which consider Iran an alleged "existential threat", and wants regime change to happen here in the worst way, but insists that this only be brought about with American blood and American money, but not their own?!?

And does Congressman Rohrabacher remember which Middle Eastern country had an election recently?!? (Hint: it was NOT Saudi Arabia, sir!!)

Jun 12 07:29

Delta, Bank Of America Drop Sponsorship Of NY Public Theater Over Trump Assassination Play

Delta Airlines and Bank of America ended their sponsorship of New York's Public Theater over a sickening play portraying the assassination of President Donald Trump.

Jun 11 05:53

Eyewitness: ‘I was there when Seth Rich was shot, they walked him past me, he didn’t even know he was shot, no pain’

An eyewitness who was at the scene when Seth Rich was shot on July 10, 2016, made a few shocking statements at a vigil for the late Democratic National Committee staffer.

Jun 10 14:27

Video Emerges of Seth Rich Questioning Ballot Integrity

A video has surfaced of murdered Democratic National Committee staffer Seth Rich questioning ballot integrity during the Election Data Summit in 2015.

Jun 10 09:16

WHY IS ISIS ATTACKING THE PHILIPPINES?

As ISIS moves across the world, conveniently popping up wherever America wants to touch down, the fact that the terrorist organization is an American creation is becoming more and more obvious to many people. Regardless, the news that ISIS recently managed not only to conduct terror attacks in the Philippines but was able to seize and occupy an entire city caught many people by surprise. Indeed, for those who are unaware of the nature and history of the terrorist organization and what role American imperialism plays in regards to its activity, the recent events in the Philippines no doubt have many Americans absolutely befuddled.

As the Independent article “ISIS-Linked Militants Behead Police Chief And Take Priest And Churchgoers Hostage In Philippines City,” reported on May 24,

A Catholic priest and churchgoers have been taken hostage by Isis-linked militants attempting to seize control of a city in the Philippines, while the local police chief has been beheaded.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Duterte could not be "controlled" by the US and the West; therefore, he is being "made to pay the price" for his independence.

Jun 09 11:49

A LONDON ATTACKER’S LINKS TO UK COVERT OPERATIONS IN SYRIA AND LIBYA

Evidence suggests that one of the London attackers, Rachid Redouane, was part of the broad UK-backed covert strategy to oust Syria’s Assad, following his similar role in Libya in 2011.

It is distinctly possible that Redouane was trained by Qatar special forces in Libya in 2011, as part of a broad UK-approved covert operation. Indeed, it is possible that this training was presided over by UK and US ‘liaison’ officers.

The analysis below is based on mainstream media sources, all in the public domain.

Evidence suggests that one London attacker, Rachid Redouane, was part of the broad UK-backed covert strategy to oust Syria’s Assad, following his similar role in Libya in 2011.

The Telegraph reports that London attacker Rachid Redouane fought in the 2011 British/NATO war against Qaddafi – as did Salman Abedi, the Manchester bomber – and joined a militia which went on to send jihadist fighters to Syria. In Libya, he is believed to have fought with the Liwa al Ummah unit.[1]

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Absoflippinglutely unbelievable!!

And the British government didn't expect there to be blowback, when all was said and done?!?

Apparently, the pathological inability to think a scenario all the way through to its logical conclusion, is not only a disease of American government, but also also infects the British government intensely as well.

Jun 09 08:03

Unresolved Murder: Why Seth Rich's Case is Key to #TrumpRussia Investigation

The unresolved murder of Democratic National Committee (DNC) staffer Seth Rich has again been brought into the spotlight.

About a year ago Rich, who reportedly worked as the voter expansion data director at the DNC, was shot in the back in the Bloomingdale neighborhood of Washington D.C.

The Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) surmises that the DNC staffer was a victim of a robbery. However, his wallet, credit cards and cellphone were found on his body, intact.

Jun 08 11:24

QUESTIONS LINGER ABOUT SETH RICH MURDER DETAILS

The murder of Seth Rich has brought a fresh round of condemnation from establishment figures of so called “fake news.” Mainstream press outlets have claimed without justification that there is no evidence to suspect political involvement in Rich’s death despite strong indications from multiple sources, including Wikileaks, that this may have in fact been the case. Extreme censorship in the media of the story fails to account for a botched and corruption tinted investigation by the D.C. Police Department. Additionally, close connections between the DNC, White House and individuals at the center of the incident do nothing but continue give rise to accusations of a cover up.

On May 15th, FOX 5 DC carried claims from private investigator Rod Wheeler that Rich was in contact with Wikileaks prior to his death. American media figures and political groups have subsequently engaged in an unprecedented frenzy of attacks against media outlets who even mention the story.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Welcome to the world of political assassinations; I am reasonably certain that people close to that Gruesome Twosome of American Realpolitik, Bill and Hillary Clinton, have people who can do this kind of thing on speed-dial.

And the most critical question here, is why did Rich die, when physicians treating him were certain his wounds were not fatal, and why did law enforcement officials prevent Rich from being seen and treated by the medical professionals at Washington Hospital Center?!?

So far, all we have is anonymous testimony (and appreciating just how the Clinton cartel works, I can understand why he stayed anonymous) from the surgeon who treated him, as stated here:

Surgeon who treated Seth Rich says his wounds were not fatal

This has all the earmarks of a botched assassination; when his killers blinked and missed the first time, they had to do it inside his hospital room, to assure that he became dead, and stayed dead.

I am quite certain his family has been threatened that a post-mortem autopsy on Rich's body will cost them their lives.

Jun 08 10:58

DECLASSIFIED DOCS PROVE US GOV’T KNOWINGLY ARMED ISIS, CLAIMED WEAPONS WERE ‘LOST’

After an audit from the Department of Defense revealed that the Pentagon couldn’t account for over $1 billion in weapons and equipment that was meant for fighters in Iraq, the question remains: Did ISIS gain $1 BILLION in weapons and equipment as a result?

The September 2016 audit was declassified after the human rights organization Amnesty International filed a Freedom of Information Act request. It revealed that the Pentagon “did not have accurate, up-to-date records on the quantity and location” of the majority of the equipment that was meant for the Iraqi Train & Equip Program.

The missing equipment came from the $1.6 billion budget Congress allocated for the program in 2015. The budget was approved in the name of fighting the Islamic State of Iraq & Syria—a group of militants that didn’t exist until nearly a decade after the United States invaded Iraq in 2003.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

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

Jean-Luc Picard double face-palm moment

Since when, please, did American military in Iraq become simply "collateral damage" to the DOD?!?

As much as I hate the economic reasons for this war, and all the other wars in which the US military has become enmeshed, those in government who signed off on this should be charged with, and tried, for treason.

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