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Jun 23 17:11

The Passing of the Pelosi Era

Prediction: Democrats will not go into the 2018 Congressional elections with San Fran Nan as the party's face and future. No way. As President Kennedy said, “Sometimes party loyalty asks too much.” -- Post-Trump, it is hard to see Republicans returning to NAFTA-GATT free-trade globalism, open borders, mass immigration or Bushite crusades for democracy. A cold realism about America's limited power and potential to change the world has settled in.

Jun 23 17:01

No One’s Slaves

Our British cousins are unhappily discovering that the glamorous socialist/Marxist “nanny state,” so piously promoted by all the “beautiful people,” that they foolishly thought would bring about a utopian society where no one had to do any work, has cunningly enslaved them (as it always does, everywhere it has been tried), suffocating every vestige of individual initiative and personal dignity. They have been deceived, gullible victims of their own vanity, vice, and cowardice, and they know it!

Jun 23 16:55

Americans are ready to move on from Clinton fantasy scandals

Failed Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and her powerful friends in government have worked overtime to keep media and Congress focused on investigations into whether Russia interfered in the 2016 presidential election. But America is ready to move on.

Jun 23 16:50

Russia-Gate Flops as Democrats’ Golden Ticket

Yet rather than rethink the recent policies, the Democrats prefer to fantasize about impeaching President Trump and continuing a blame-game about who – other than Hillary Clinton, her campaign and the Democratic National Committee – is responsible for Trump’s election. Of course, it’s the Russians, Russians, Russians!

Jun 23 16:37

Why Hasn’t the CIA Been Abolished?

If Ron Paul were president, he would get the ball rolling immediately to abolish the CIA. That’s because he strongly disapproves of most of what the CIA does and has done in the past. He’d expend the time, energy and political costs to see the process through. He’d fight this fight with his heart in it. He’d take the risk.

Jun 23 16:35

When Will the Mideast Blow Up? … And will it take the rest of us with it?

What a scary week in the Mideast. The epicenter of the world’s energy resources and the land-bridge between Asia and Africa is spinning out of control as the danger of a shooting war between the US and Russia grows daily.

Jun 23 15:51

Florida Man to be fined $1.25 per robocall... all 96 million of them

Record $120m penalty will be doled out by FCC for bonkers binge of junk dialing

Jun 23 15:31

Court Rules UK Government Acted Illegally In Blocking Israel Boycott

The judgment also declared that "anti-Israel and pro-Palestinian campaigning is not in itself anti-Semitic"

Jun 23 15:08

Pentagon weighs possible delay in new transgender recruits

The Pentagon ended its ban on openly transgender people serving in the U.S. military in 2016 under the Obama administration.

Jun 23 15:05

Fla. Sheriff: 'If You Need to Shoot Somebody, Shoot Them a Lot'

“The armed assailant doesn’t plan on you fighting back," said the sheriff. "He plans on having a gun, doing all the shooting, and you’re just the sitting duck."

"Well, the ducks need to shoot back," said the sheriff.

Jun 23 14:40

Palestine: another desperate cry for help

As Palestinian Christians warn that they are “on the verge of a catastrophic collapse”, Stuart Littlewood calls for a national campaign to visit all UK churches and shame them by asking what links they have with the Holy Land.>>

Jun 23 13:45

8 UAE princesses convicted of servant abuse in Belgium

given suspended jail terms and fined in a trafficking case

Jun 23 13:41

Racist Blacks attack a white man after his car breaks down in the hood

BLM would have us believe only whites can be racist

Jun 23 13:33

Supreme Court unanimously reaffirms: There is no ‘hate speech’ exception to the First Amendment

From today’s opinion by Justice Samuel Alito (for four justices) in Matal v. Tam, the “Slants” case:

[The idea that the government may restrict] speech expressing ideas that offend … strikes at the heart of the First Amendment. Speech that demeans on the basis of race, ethnicity, gender, religion, age, disability, or any other similar ground is hateful; but the proudest boast of our free speech jurisprudence is that we protect the freedom to express “the thought that we hate.”

Jun 23 13:28

Bernie Sanders And His Wife Are Under FBI Investigation

Sanders is worried, with the FBI and President Donald Trump’s Justice Department on his trail.

Jun 23 13:14

Whoa! 2 Million Gallons of Toxic Fluid Spilled On Ohio Wetlands, Feds Investigating

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), which is overseeing the development of a new interstate natural gas pipeline, has opened an investigation into the spill of 2 million gallons of toxic drilling fluid on Ohio’s wetlands.

Jun 23 12:59

The Coming Coup and a Nation Divided

America seems to be on the brink of something dramatic. Something significant. Perhaps revolutionary.

Jun 23 12:54

Canary In The Coal Mine: Unfunded Liabilities Have Turned Illinois Into A “Banana Republic” On The Brink Of Bankruptcy

Illinois is the perfect example of what happens when your state is run by fiscally irresponsible dunces for decades. The state is buried debt, and hasn’t passed a budget in over 700 days. 100% of their monthly revenue is being consumed by court ordered payments, and the Illinois Department of Transportation has revealed that they may not be able to pay contractors (who are working on over 700 infrastructure projects) after July 1st if the state doesn’t pass a budget. To top it all off, the state’s credit rating is one step away from junk status, the lowest of any state. Because of these factors, Illinois may become the first state to declare bankruptcy since the Great Depression.

Governor Bruce Rauner has gone so far as to call his state a “banana republic.”

The state’s comptroller has admitted that “We are in massive crisis mode.”

Jun 23 12:46

Some US Airlines Are Testing Mandatory Facial Recognition Scans On Americans Flying Abroad

Just when you thought air travel couldn’t get any more invasive, authoritarian and downright miserable, the Department of Homeland Security and two U.S. carriers are determined to prove you wrong.

Yesterday, Harrison Rudolph, a law fellow at the Center on Privacy & Technology at Georgetown Law, wrote a very troubling article at Slate titled, DHS Is Starting to Scan Americans’ Faces Before They Get on International Flights. Here’s some of what we learned:

Decades ago, Congress mandated that federal authorities keep track of foreign nationals as they enter and leave the United States. If the government could record when every visitor stepped on and off of U.S. soil, so the thinking went, it could easily see whether a foreign national had overstayed a visa.

But in June of last year, without congressional authorization, and without consulting the public, the Department of Homeland Security started scanning the faces of Americans leaving the country, too.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

As the daughter of a very conscientious aircraft instrument mechanic (because I thought that everyone was just as diligent as was my late dad), I used to love to fly, when I was younger; now, being treated like livestock, poked, prodded and screamed at by the near-moronic maniacs at the TSA has made me absolutely hate flying.

Jun 23 12:32

The Passing Of The Pelosi Era

In the first round of the special election for the House seat in Georgia’s Sixth District, 30-year-old Jon Ossoff swept 48 percent. He more than doubled the vote of his closest GOP rival, Karen Handel.

A Peach State pickup for the Democrats and a huge humiliation for President Trump seemed at hand.

But in Tuesday’s final round, Ossoff, after the most costly House race in history, got 48 percent again, and lost. If Democratic donors are grabbing pitchforks, who can blame them?

And what was Karen Handel’s cutting issue?

Ossoff lived two miles outside the district and represented the values of the Democratic minority leader, whom he would vote to make the speaker of the house, Nancy Pelosi of San Francisco.

The Pelosi factor has been a drag on Democrats in all four of the special elections the party has lost since Trump’s November triumph.

Jun 23 12:29

Saudi Reshuffle Could Completely Shake Up Oil Markets

The new crown prince is known to be a bit unpredictable. In the early phase of the oil price meltdown, he said that prices did not matter. But the plunge below $30 per barrel in early 2016 seemed to have changed the calculus. Last year Saudi Arabia became the principle driver behind a return to “market management,” that is restraining output to stabilize prices.

The IPO is another signature initiative of the young prince. He hopes to sell off 5 percent of Aramco, which he argues could raise around $100 billion (some analysts dispute that figure) in order to finance his Vision 2030, which calls for a diversification of the Saudi economy. The elevation of Mohammed bin Salman is being interpreted in some corners as an effort to accelerate this economic transformation. With low oil prices, a sizable budget deficit, large but dwindling cash reserves, and a restive and young population, time is of the essence.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I hate the characterisation of war between Saudi Arabia and Iran as "inevitable", but in light of the fact that the US has now "thrown its hat in" with the House of Saud, courtesy of President Trump's recent visit to Riyadh, and his own virulently anti-Iran, pro-Israel stance, I am afraid that characterisation is absolutely correct.

Jun 23 12:26

City Council decides Seattle landlords must give voter-registration info to new renters

Apparently council members believe residents are too stupid to type “how to register to vote in Seattle” into a browser search. Maybe people who can’t figure out how to register to vote shouldn’t be voting. Just a thought…

Jun 23 12:17

Senate announces probe of Loretta Lynch behavior in 2016 election

The Senate Judiciary Committee has opened a probe into former Attorney General Loretta Lynch’s efforts to shape the FBI’s investigation into 2016 Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, the committee’s chairman announced Friday.
In a letter to Ms. Lynch, the committee asks her to detail the depths of her involvement in the FBI’s investigation, including whether she ever assured Clinton confidantes that the probe wouldn’t “push too deeply into the matter.”
Fired FBI Director James B. Comey has said publicly that Ms. Lynch tried to shape the way he talked about the investigation into Mrs. Clinton’s emails, and he also hinted at other behavior “which I cannot talk about yet” that made him worried about Ms. Lynch’s ability to make impartial decisions.
Mr. Comey said that was one reason why he took it upon himself to buck Justice Department tradition and reveal his findings about Mrs. Clinton last year.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Lynch will most probably have to be subpoenaed, and may well not respond to it even if she is subpoenaed.

IF I were Charles Grassley right now, I would be preventing her from leaving the country to go to a country with which the US does not have an extradition treaty; because, were I a betting woman, I would almost bet on her doing something like that, and right the heck now!!

Jun 23 12:14

Deportation fears drive down food assistance requests

Keeping it for the people who are Legally Entitled to AID

Kansas--- Applications are down 74 percent in the last four months compared with the same time a year ago.

Jun 23 11:42

Obama’s Photographer Posts Photo of Chums Obama, Mueller and Comey

Deep State Mocks Trump

Jun 23 11:16

CIA agent running massive national drug smuggling ring

In a major display of hypocrisy, a CIA agent was charged this week running a massive drug smuggling operation out of North Carolina. James Dennis “J.D.” Smith, 49, was arrested Saturday in Charlotte in connection with a massive and ongoing national federal marijuana smuggling investigation.

Jun 23 10:52

Saudi Arabia vs Qatar: Middle East Controlled-Demolition Plan?

There is trouble in oil paradise.

Prince bin Salman has assumed complete control of the Saudi kingdom’s government apparatus. This is a sign that the Saudi hardliners, vis-a-vis the crisis they created with Qatar, have won the prelude of the battle. As Saudi Arabia’s minister of defense, bin Salman was the architect of the nasty war in Yemen, which until the split between the two nations, included Qatar. What happened to the beautiful friendship between the Saudi and the Qatari rulers? Its apex was the sponsorship of jihadists, first to topple Gaddafi in Libya, and their ultimate collaborative proxy-terrorism accomplishment was the creation of ISIS to wreck Iraq, and to topple Bashar al-Assad in Syria.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Saudi Arabia has just given Qatar 10 days to accede to its demands, as of today's date:

Saudi Arabia gives Qatar 10 days to meet its demands to close down Al Jazeera, and cut ties with Iran.

Counting forward from today, this gives Qatar until the end of Sunday, 2 July to comply.

My best bet would be, that Saudi Arabia will move against Qatar on or about 4 July, when Americans are sedated with food, from the Independence Day holiday, and won't be paying attention.

But the question I have to ask is, what standing orders have the US commanders over those 10,000 troops stationed in Qatar been given in if that happens?!?

Turkish troops are already on the ground in Qatar, and doing exercises.

Turkish troops hold exercises in Qatar in show of support

As of the end of this 10 day period, all hell could break loose here, if in fact Saudi Prince Mohammed has green lit a Saudi invasion of Qatar.

Jun 23 10:34

US Recklessly Provoking Russia. The Unthinkable Could Happen by Accident or Design

Instead of fulfilling a campaign promise to improve bilateral relations, Trump so far continues acting provocatively.

He’s pursuing the same reckless agenda as Obama, pushing the envelope toward possible direct confrontation with Russia.

Despite neither country wanting war, unfolding events may cause the unthinkable to happen by accident or design.

Among major powers, Russia is the world’s leading peace and stability champion – America just the opposite.

It’s recklessly waging wars in multiple theaters, threatening conflicts against North Korea, Iran, and perhaps Russia the way things are going.
Madness defines US policy, state terror on a global scale, naked aggression its main expression, controlling planet earth, its resources and people its objective – risking potentially life-destroying nuclear war.
Last week, Senate members near unanimously imposed new illegal sanctions on Russia, including on its energy sector. House action awaits.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Looking at the geopolitical situation unfolding, many times, Mike and I are reminded of that archetypal dream of watching two trains, slowly heading for each other on the same track moving toward mutual destruction, but absolutely unable to stop it.

It is painfully clear to me, at this juncture in history, the the American Deep State is provoking Russia in every possible way, as a prelude toward war against it. The provocations are coming in our treatment of Russia itself; North Korea; Syria; and Iran.

As a Christian pacifist activist, who never advocates military action through which to resolve geopolitical conflicts, I am utterly appalled at how intensely President Trump has embraced war over true diplomacy in so many of the situations I am seeing developing which could very well spiral out of control.

I just see so many flash points coming up, that it feels as though war with Russia (and perhaps, also China) is imminent; it feels like less a question of if, but when, such a war will start.

The only thing I can do is to continue to bear witness, and counsel our readers/listeners to start prepping now, if they have not already started. A very good place to start is the subscription to Daisy Luther's "The Organic Prepper" newsletter. Yes, you will get some ads for goods and services here, but she is brilliantly and brutally astute, when it comes to the difference between surviving upheaval...or not.

Jun 23 10:11

Those In Government Just Revealed Their True Agenda

The Senate releases their new health bill. Rand Paul says it still does not benefit the people, this is another rewrite of the original bill. Trump says he never made tapes of his conversation with Comey.

Jun 23 10:09

US Foreign Policy, Global Hegemony, “Soft Power” and the Geopolitics of Eurasia

Henry Kissinger, one of the fundamental figures in creating and maintaining the US policy of global hegemonism during the Cold War[1], was quite clear and precise in his overviewing the issue of the American geopolitical position, national goals and foreign policy. His remarks can be summarized in the following points:
The US is an island off the shores of the large landmass of Eurasia.
The resources and population of Eurasia far exceed the resources and population of the US.
Any domination by any single state from Eurasia (either from the European or the Asian part) is a critical danger for the American geopolitical and geoeconomic aims as well as national interest regardless during or after the time of the Cold War.
A mortal danger for the US is formation of any political-military coalitions between the Euroasian great powers (primarily between the USSR/Russia and China) as such coalition would have a real capacity to outstrip both the US economy and military.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

But it looks as though the political/economic developments between members of BRIC and the SCO are changing this game, and quite concretely.

The economic reforms in China and Russia, coupled with their moving to embrace Europe, with trade and infrastructure, (like Xi Jinping's Silk Road project China pledges $124 billion for new Silk Road as champion of globalization) are leaving the USSA in the dust; this is why I am hearing so much demonisation of both countries, as though to prepare American citizens for wars against them, to stop the ascent of both the yuan, and the ruble.

Jun 23 10:05

George Orwell’s son says his father’s ‘1984’ was ‘prescient’

The audience at the opening night on Broadway of a new stage adaptation of George Orwell’s dystopian fantasy “1984” will include a special guest — the author’s son.

Richard Blair, whose father finished the book in 1949 when he was a young boy, was in New York on Thursday to cheer on the cast amid a huge jump in interest of his father’s nightmarish vison of the future.

“His novel ‘1984’ was his take on what could possibly happen — not necessarily will happen — but, as it turned out, it was really quite prescient,” said Blair. “Crickey, it’s still fresh today as it was then.”

Jun 23 10:05

America Divided: "Summer Of Rage" Accelerates

Earlier this year, we broke the story of 4 Chicago Teens In Custody After Broadcasting Kidnap Of Trump-Supporter Live On Social Media . It was a gruesome news event displayed for the world to see on Facebook Live. The victim was repeatedly kicked and hit, partially scalped, all while he was tied up with his mouth taped shut. The suspects in the video could be heard yelling, “F*** Donald Trump! F*** white people!”.

Jun 23 09:56

238 Arrested in Major Hollywood Pedophile Ring Bust

The Department of Justice has just conducted a series of raids across Los Angeles and arrested 238 people in connection with a Hollywood pedophilia network.According to police, the arrests included some "major Hollywood players" as well as politicians, white-collar professionals, a monk, and other high-ranking clergy members.The raids were conducted by the Los Angeles Regional Internet Crimes against Children task force, working directly with the Justice Department.

Jun 23 09:51

Mexico Now Second Most Violent Country in the World

A recent survey by Mexico’s National System for Public Security indicates that May was the country’s deadliest month on record, with the country seeing 2,186 murders in 31 days.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Mexico has strict gun control, often cited as a model for the United States. Although the Mexican constitution grants a right to arms, the right is considered valid only in ones home, and even then in practice it is still largely ignored by the police.

Jun 23 09:49

Empty Book on Palestinian History Becomes Instant Best-seller on Amazon

The author's argument that the Palestinians are not a people because they are void of history isn't new - it's a mainstay of the Israeli right.

A book called "A History of the Palestinian People: From Ancient Times to the Modern Era" that went on sale on Amazon last week was the most sold book in the site's "Israel & Palestine History" category and the 543rd most sold book on the site.

The page for the book, which contains 132 blank pages, has since been removed from the site. It was not immediately clear if the page was removed by Amazon or the publisher.

Assaf Voll, the "author" of the book explained the motivations behind writing it to the religious radio station "Kol Hai": "The Palestinian people believe they are a people, and someone needs to tell them the truth even if it hurts. Look what happens when they were given the feeling that they are a real people."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Vol understands, in a very Orwellian manner, that to control the future, one must be in control of the past, which in his case, means to completely erase Palestinian history in what is now contemporary Israel.

Palestinian historians, past and future, will not allow him that "luxury" of this lie, however.

Jun 23 09:40

OpinionWhy Is One Pro-Israel Group Desperate To Keep You From Watching This Video?

When it comes to Palestinians, the American Jewish establishment is in the ignorance business. The average American synagogue has never hosted a Palestinian speaker. The average “pro-Israel” activist has never read a book by a Palestinian author. The American Jewish philanthropists who fund Birthright send thousands of young American Jews to Israel each year, on a program that systematically excludes the voices of 50% of the people who live under Israeli control.

But that’s not the worst part. The worst part is that for major American Jewish organizations, ignorance is an export. It is not enough that American Jewish leaders never hear from Palestinians themselves — they do their best to ensure that American politicians don’t, either.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Please watch this video, and decide for yourselves.

There is one, carefully crafted image Israelis want you to see of their country; the other is the brutal reality with which Palestinians have to live every day, 24/7.

Jun 23 09:31

USS Reagan crew can sue Japanese company over Fukushima nuclear disaster – court

A federal appeals court has ruled that members of the US Navy can now, in a US court, pursue their lawsuit which alleges that they were exposed to radiation while providing aid after the nuclear crisis in Fukushima, Japan.

On Thursday, the US Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco ruled in favor of the sailors who were exposed to dangerous levels of radiation while providing humanitarian aid after an earthquake destroyed the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant in Japan.

The ruling allows sailors, who were aboard the ship at the time, to pursue their lawsuit against the state-owned Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) for misrepresented radiation levels in the surrounding air and water.

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.

images:
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 09:05

JOHN MCCAIN THREATENS MAJOR ACTION AGAINST TRUMP NOMINEE

The confirmation hearing for President Donald Trump’s nominee for deputy secretary of defense got off to a rocky start Tuesday when Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman John McCain, R-Ariz., threatened to block his nomination after being unsatisfied with his answers to policy questions.

Jun 23 08:51

Today is Brext Britain’s Independence Day – A Year on Since the Vote

On June 23rd, 2016, Britain voted to leave the European Union. In one of the most startling political upsets to the British and European Establishment, the highest ever voter turnout rejected the Globalist EU and opted to be a self-governing, sovereign nation state

Jun 23 08:47

BREAKING: MASSIVE FINDING IN SETH RICH MURDER... HILLARY CAMP WILL PANIC

The mysterious murder of DNC staffer Seth Rich just got a lot more mysterious with the release of a new report that utterly debunks the official version of how the man died last summer.

Jun 23 08:45

IN PHOTOS ~~ INTERNATIONAL REFUGEE DAY IN NEW YORK

Jun 23 08:40

Lavrov tells Tillerson attempts to exert pressure on Russia through sanctions pointlessMore:http://tass.com/politics/952926

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said in a telephone conversation with US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson that attempts to exert pressure on Moscow through sanctions were pointless, the Russian Foreign Minister said in a statement on Thursday.

Russia considers no counter-demands to US in response to Tillerson's plan
"While assessing the prospects for bilateral dialogue, Sergey Lavrov pointed out that attempts to exert pressure on Russia through sanctions were pointless, though Washington once again used this tool on June 20," the statement reads. "Such steps put Russian-US ties at serious risk, while bilateral relations are already going through a tough period," the Russian Foreign Ministry added.

The Russian top diplomat also stressed that Moscow expected Washington to respond to its proposals aimed at normalizing bilateral relations.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

What is even worse about these sanctions, is that the US has raised sanctions against Russia for something it never did, i.e., allegedly annexing Crimea.

And please, let's not forget here; the US was complicit in the overthrow of Yanukovich in Ukraine in 2014; Washington Was Behind Ukraine Coup: Obama admits that US “Brokered a Deal” in Support of “Regime Change”; Victoria Nuland publicly bragged about how much money the US government spent to destabilise Ukraine; The United States spent $5 billion on Ukraine anti-government riots; and when Crimean officials realised that there was no more legitimate government in Kiev, post putsch, it held a referendum to ask its people whether they wanted to stay with Ukraine, or join the Russian Federation. Crimea votes to join Russian Federation, 2014

At no time did Russia ever annex Crimea; Crimea, through the referendum process, petitioned the Russian Federation to become a member,and the Russian Federation accepted its membership request.

Jun 23 08:30

Washington, Beijing Put the Screws to Pyongyang with Renewed Sanctions

As part of an ever-intensifying effort to lean on North Korea’s nuclear program, China and the United States have agreed to further tighten sanctions on the Hermit Kingdom. Specifically, they are banning American and Chinese companies from doing business with North Korean industries.

For years, and particularly since the beginning of the most recent crisis, Washington has urged Beijing to put more pressure on Pyongyang, which heavily relies on China for imports and exports. Eighty-five percent of North Korea's imports in 2015 came from China, according to the Observatory of Economic Complexity.

For the most part, China has not done this. Until mid-April, they were importing far more coal from North Korea than allowed by the UN. According to the Japanese Nikkei Asian Review, China reduced coal imports in April but has also quadrupled iron imports since 2016 to make up for the loss.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Fingers crossed here, that the pressure will yield dividends leading to a moratorium on North Korea's nuclear weapons program.

Jun 23 08:12

CONNECTICUT CAMPUS SHUT AS PROFESSOR FLEES FOLLOWING “LET THEM F**KING DIE” TWEET

A professor at a Connecticut college said he was forced to flee the state after he received death threats for appearing to endorse the idea that first responders to last week’s congressional shooting should have let the victims “f**king die” instead of treating them, according to the Hartford Courant.

Jun 23 06:23

BREAKING: Russian Navy Warships Fire Six Kalibr Missiles at ISIS Targets in Hama - Russian MoD

The Russian Ministry of Defence reported, on Friday, that six Kalibr cruise missiles have been fired from two Russian navy frigates and a submarine, on Islamic States (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) targets in Syria's Hama region.

Jun 23 04:23

Lessons From Georgia

The most important, earth-shattering, stupendous special election of all time (at least according to media) is over. The result is that the Republican beat the Democrat by 3.8%. The media have billed this as a referendum on Trump.

Jun 23 04:04

John Lennon and the Politics of Deportation (*Nixon [R-CA] Hated Him For His Freedom)

http://m.truthdig.com/report/item/20060912_john_lennon_politics_deport...

(*A flipping Brit who emigrated to this country with the liberal intention of infuriating Republicans by singing songs about Peace , which is , of course 180 Degrees from "The Agenda" . The worst thing about Lennon was his records , by himself , and with his earlier musical venture The Beatles , were outselling American bands , which weren't engaged in crossing the line , and keeping it within the bounds of Republican acceptibility ,and singing songs about surfing , hot rods , and blue suede shoes .
Nixon's attempt at Extradition Failed , so , Lennon got whacked
No great loss though , playing a guitar , making hideous racket about "Peace" , Poisoning the youth of America's Minds Lennon had to have been a liberal , and that could explain the detrimental world view of people from that age bracket)

Jun 22 20:21

Certain U.S. Airlines Are Testing Mandatory Facial Recognition Scans on Americans Flying Abroad

Just when you thought air travel couldn’t get any more invasive, authoritarian and downright miserable, the Department of Homeland Security and two U.S. carriers are determined to prove you wrong.

Jun 22 15:54

“Operation Broken Heart III” --- 238 arrested in sweep of suspected child sex predators

an Australian man looking to buy a 6-year-old boy were among 238 people arrested

Jun 22 15:48

CIA agent running massive national drug smuggling ring

In a major display of hypocrisy, a CIA agent was charged this week running a massive drug smuggling operation out of North Carolina. James Dennis “J.D.” Smith, 49, was arrested Saturday in Charlotte in connection with a massive and ongoing national federal marijuana smuggling investigation.

Jun 22 15:46

‘Pizzagate’ Shooter Edgar Welch Sentenced To Four Years In Prison

“Pizzagate” shooter Edgar Maddison Welch was sentenced to four years in prison at the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia on Thursday.

Welch plead guilty to transporting firearms across state lines and assault with a deadly weapon in March.

Jun 22 15:17

Americans could be subjected to mandatory facial recognition scans

Just when you thought air travel couldn’t get any more invasive, authoritarian and downright miserable, the Department of Homeland Security and two U.S. carriers are determined to prove you wrong.

Yesterday, Harrison Rudolph, a law fellow at the Center on Privacy & Technology at Georgetown Law, wrote a very troubling article at Slate titled, DHS Is Starting to Scan Americans’ Faces Before They Get on International Flights. Here’s some of what we learned:

Jun 22 15:00

Illinois Man Arrested For Threatening to Kidnap and Kill President Trump on Facebook

Another radicalized liberal, obsessed with the Trump-Russia conspiracy

THANKS CNN!

Jun 22 14:51

George Carlin - It's a big club and you ain't in it

You see, the owners of this country know the truth. It's called the American dream. Cause ya have to be asleep to believe it.

TRANSCRIPT + VIDEO

Jun 22 14:23

Gunman Didn’t Plan Alexandria Baseball Shooting, Visited Sanders’ Senate Office – FBI

Hodgkinson was “known to have an anger management problem,” Slater said, describing the gunman as a desperate man “struggling in all kinds of different ways.” Hodgkinson was unemployed, his 30-year marriage was not “going so well,” he “suffered from taking some prescription medication” and was running out of money, the FBI agent said.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Just WHICH prescription medications?

Jun 22 14:13

Gunman Didn’t Plan Alexandria Baseball Shooting, Visited Sanders’ Senate Office – FBI

Hodgkinson, 66, fired on House Majority Leader Steve Scalise (R-Louisiana) and other GOP lawmakers last Wednesday morning, during the final practice for the annual charity congressional baseball game. He fired 60 shots as he stalked the Alexandria, Virginia field, injuring Scalise and three others, from a modified 7.62mm caliber SKS rifle and a 9mm handgun before he was killed, likely by Capitol Police officers on Scalise’s protective detail.

Jun 22 14:09

Fifteen Lawyers in Search of a Crime

Comey, Mueller and other ...

Jim Comey has made his own famous contribution to the pantheon: He got Martha Stewart banged up in the Big House for lying to the FBI in a matter for which there was no underlying crime.

Incidentally, why is it a crime for Americans to lie to the FBI but not for the FBI to lie to Americans? As when Comey testified - just a month ago - that Huma Abedin had forwarded hundreds of thousands of emails to the laptop of her sex-fiend husband. Like so much Comey grandstanding, it was a great story - but it wasn't true:

The problem: Much of what Comey said about this was inaccurate. Now the FBI is trying to figure out what to do about it.

If Martha Stewart or Scooter Libby had done that, "what to do about it" would be easy: They'd be headed to the slammer. But, when the FBI Director makes false statements under oath in a matter for which he is giving expert, prepared testimony, he gets to skate.

Jun 22 13:54

‘Pizzagate’ Gunman (+ Actor) Edgar Maddison Welch Sentenced to Four Years in Prison

Federal Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson said Thursday that even though Welch didn't harm anyone, his unsound actions "literally left psychological wreckage,"

Jun 22 13:21

Stay Strong London Firefighters, Al-Qaeda Supports You

By Brandon Turbeville

As the Grenfell tower fire began to die down, propaganda began ramping up in England. Channel 4, long known to support terrorist organizations and the war in Syria, aired a shockingly insulting video directed at London firefighters that scarcely anyone in the firefighting community or general public even noticed. The Channel 4 program aired what was supposed to be another round of tribute for London firefighters and their bravery at Grenfell, but what it actually showed was terrorist support group White Helmets “expressing solidarity” for the London firefighters and holding up banners expressing the same sentiment.

“Long distance prevent us from coming to help but we felt London’s pain through last night’s events. Our hearts are with you. #WhiteHelmets #Idlib,” the banners read, with pictures of terrorists holding these banners flashing throughout the video...

Jun 22 13:15

Wasserman Schultz: Jeh Johnson 'wrong in every respect' in testimony on DNC hack.... VIDEO

‘DNC Was Never Contacted’ By FBI About Computer Hack

SURE DEBBIE, RUN WITH THAT...,

Jun 22 13:12

Buzzfeed Was Just SHUT DOWN!

Jun 22 13:07

Protesters Blow Whistles As Trump Sends 'Thoughts And Prayers' to Rep Steve Scalise

Leftist protesters blowing whistles interrupted President Trump as he was sending "thoughts and prayers" to Representative Steve Scalise during a rally on Wednesday.

Jun 22 11:40

Confronting the Unspeakable

They house people in deathtraps. They poison the drinking water. They financialize and corrupt almost every otherwise beneficial social institution from public education to healthcare. They foment endless wars for the pursuit of their own power and profits.

They have the courts pronounce their soulless corporations as ‘people,’ while people themselves are judged to be of little consequence in comparison, to be thrown aside as if they were trash.

They catch the unsuspecting within the jaws of stagnant wages and corporate monopolies, and squeeze until there is nothing left.

This is the return of the anti-human madness. This is the Unspeakable.

Jun 22 11:16

Say hello to the "Gender Unicorn"

tool being pushed by pro gay rights groups.

Jun 22 11:01

The Media are Lying about the Details of Poland, Hungary and the Czech republic Refusing Migrants – The Truth is Much, Much Worse

The European Union is taking Poland, Hungary and the Czech Republic to court for refusing to take 160,000 migrants in under an agreement made in 2015. They are looking at a fine of 250,000 Euros per migrant. But what is not being reported is the fact that these three countries ARE taking migrants, but only those that do not Fail basic vetting.

Jun 22 10:56

U.S. TORTURE, A SAUDI COUP AND ISIS CRIMES - "BY, WITH AND THROUGH ALLIES"

Hundreds of men swept up in the hunt for al-Qaida militants have disappeared into a secret network of prisons in southern Yemen where abuse is routine and torture extreme — including the “grill,” in which the victim is tied to a spit like a roast and spun in a circle of fire, an Associated Press investigation has found. Senior American defense officials acknowledged Wednesday that U.S. forces have been involved in interrogations of detainees in Yemen but denied any participation in or knowledge of human rights abuses. ...

Jun 22 10:30

President Trump just clarified the "Comey Tapes" situation

NO TAPES!! Well played

Jun 22 10:24

Police Can Now Say These 2 Words To Enter Your Home Without A Warrant, Judge Rules

A federal judge has ruled that police have the right to enter homes without a warrant

Jun 22 10:16

Sicilian Mafia killed the dying to generate business for funeral homes

Magistrates in Sicily are investigating allegations that local mafia syndicate Cosa Nostra encouraged the murder of terminally ill people to drive business to funeral homes that they owned.

Eyewitnesses alleged ambulance workers were instructed to kill terminally ill patients by injecting air in their veins and were paid a €300 (£264) fee for each corpse.

Jun 22 10:16

'Pizzagate' suspect to be sentenced in DC Thursday

Welch, a North Carolina resident, entered Comet Ping Pong on Dec. 4, 2016 with an AR-15 assault weapon and revolver. He told diners he was there to determine if a story he had seen online about kids being held by Democratic leaders in the basement was true.

The story was later found to be untrue.

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 09:13

US fails to intercept missile in test over Hawaii

the U.S. is "not there yet" on reliability when it comes to intercepting missiles out of the sky.

Jun 22 09:10

City considers renaming Rodeo Road in southwest L.A. after President Obama

In California alone, several schools have been named after Obama.

Jun 22 09:07

Hackers Are Now Infecting Windows Computers with Mining Software

Reports have surfaced detailing a malware trojan that uses an NSA hacking tool to infect Windows computers with a cryptocurrency mining bug. The virus identifies available resources on a victim’s PC that can be used to initiate the mining of XMR (Monero).

Jun 22 09:00

Killer Drones and the Militarization of U.S. Foreign Policy

To many around the world, U.S. foreign policy has been dominated for the past 16 years by military actions in the Middle East and South Asia, and large land and sea military exercises in Northeast Asia. On the world stage, American efforts in the areas of economics, trade, cultural issues and human rights appear to have taken a back seat to the waging of continuous wars.

Continuing the use of drone warfare to carry out assassinations will only exacerbate foreign distrust of American intentions and trustworthiness. It thereby plays into the hands of the very opponents we are trying to defeat.

During his campaign, Donald Trump pledged he would always put “America First,” and said he wanted to get out of the business of regime change. It is not too late for him to keep that promise by learning from his predecessors’ mistakes and reversing the continued militarization of U.S. foreign policy.

Jun 22 08:56

An Old Nightmare Returns: The Balkans Simmer Again

The latest worrisome development is the victory of the most hardline factions in Kosovo’s just-completed national elections. An alliance that Kosovo’s media have dubbed the “war wing,” emerged as the largest bloc in parliament, garnering 34 percent of the vote. The principal leaders of that faction, headed by the Democratic Party of Kosovo, are President Hashim Thaci, and another former leader of the infamous Kosovo Liberation Army, Ramush Haradinaj, who is likely to become prime minister. European Union and UN investigators have accused both men of numerous war crimes during Kosovo’s war of secession from Serbia in the late 1990s.

Jun 22 08:52

FLASHBACK - Stanford prison experiment

The Stanford prison experiment (SPE) was an attempt to investigate the psychological effects of perceived power, focusing on the struggle between prisoners and prison guards. It was conducted at Stanford University on August 14–20, 1971, by a research group led by psychology professor Philip Zimbardo using college students.[1] It was funded by the U.S. Office of Naval Research[2] as an investigation into the causes of difficulties between guards and prisoners in the United States Navy and United States Marine Corps. The experiment is a topic covered in most introductory psychology textbooks.[3]

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is a famous psychology experiment, conducted in the context of a prison with guards and prisoners. In the experiment, who was a guard and who was a prisoner was decided totally by chance. But as the experiment progressed, the guards became abusive while the prisoners became submissive. As mentioned above, the experiment was canceled early because the abuse got out of hand.

Following yesterday's interview with Miriamme Azizi, it occurred to me that the dynamics of guard and prisoner apply to other situations than just prisons.

Any group, whether it be government, bankers, or clergy, that "imprisons" another group, either politically, economically, or religiously, will abuse the captive population, and over time, the abuse inevitably increases. From this simply reality, one gets dictatorship, impoverishment, sexual abuse of children, and other evils.

Following yesterday's interview with Miriamme Azizi, it is clear that this is going on in Israel, where Israel's government is increasingly abusing, not just the Palestinians, but Jewish Israelis and even Americans "imprisoned" inside Israel. And, of course, the same is happening here in the United States with an increasingly tyrannical government disrespective of our rights, and bankers, who commit fraud upon their clients with seeming impunity. And of course, the continuing problem of clergy sex abuse of children.

This is the science behind the old saying that power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely. And it was awareness of this that led the Founding Fathers of the United States to design a weak central government with three separate branches to keep an eye on each other, and as a last resort, the Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms to hold an abusive government in check.

But clearly, in the face of the inevitable escalation of such abuse by our "guards", this nation is on the inevitable path to revolt. I don't like it, but I must accept it.

Jun 22 08:52

Ehud Barak Warns: Israel Faces 'Slippery Slope' Toward Apartheid

While Israel's current situation is "not yet apartheid," the country is on a "slippery slope" heading in that direction – thus says former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak in an interview airing Wednesday night on German television.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Former Prime Minister Barak, a word please; do you not recognise that your country is already there, as a fully developed, wretchedly apartheid, self-proclaimed theocracy, with nuclear weapons?!?

Jun 22 08:48

Australia says to resume air strikes in Syria after Russia threat

Russia said on Monday it would treat U.S.-led coalition aircraft flying west of the River Euphrates in Syria as potential targets and track them with missile systems and military aircraft, but stopped short of saying it would shoot them down.

As a result of the threat, Australia said on Tuesday it would suspend its military campaign.

On Thursday, a decision was made to resume the air strikes in Syria after an assessment of the Russian statement, although it did not say when they would begin again.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

WOW, that was a quick turnaround on Governmental Policy in Canberra!

Jun 22 08:44

Israel vs. the United Nations: The Nikki Haley Doctrine

The United States Ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, seems to be championing a single cause: Israel.

When Haley speaks about Israel, her language is not merely emotive nor tailored to fit the need of a specific occasion. Rather, her words are resolute, consistent and are matched by a clear plan of action.

Along with Haley, the rightwing Israeli government of Benjamin Netanyahu is moving fast to cultivate the unique opportunity of dismissing the United Nations, thus, any attempt at criticizing the Israeli Occupation.

Unlike previous UN ambassadors who strongly backed Israel, Haley refrains from any coded language or any attempt, however poor, to appear balanced. Last March, she told a crowd of 18,000 supporters at the Israel lobby, AIPAC’s annual policy conference, that this is a new era for US-Israel relations.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Haley plays the "Israel Whisperer" to the absolute detriment of other relationships in the Middle East, which are equally critical to the possibility of peace being achieved here.

To downplay Israel's egregious human rights abuses against the Palestinians is rather akin to a doctor's touching up an x-ray, so the patient doesn't believe their cancer is really that severe.

Jun 22 08:38

As ISIS Loses Ground, US Is on a Collision Course With Syria and Iran

As ISIS loses ground in Syria, the US continues to deploy additional forces in the area. There is no expectation of the war so much ending as the US transitioning to a war against Syria and Iran for control over Syria, something some members of the National Security Council are openly advocating.

America’s long-stated goal of regime change in Syria makes this transition something of an easy sell as part of the narrative, and hawks have been salivating at a shot at fighting Iran so long they’ll likely embrace anything Iran is involved in, much as they have wars like the Saudi War in Yemen, where Iran’s connection is largely a myth.

Jun 22 08:35

US, Russia Continue to Inch Toward Confrontation in Syria

In backing the rebels in the early part of the Syrian Civil War, the US was rather cynically engaging in a proxy war against Russia, angling for regime change in Russia’s main Mediterranean ally, and the host of their lone Mediterranean base.

Syria’s been a source of tension ever since between the two countries, but as America’s direct ground involvement in Syria increasingly involves attacking government targets, the risk of direct military conflict between the US and Russia, with Syria as the backdrop, is growing precipitously.

US military involvement in Syria long was limited to attacks against ISIS targets, with the occasional attack against al-Qaeda forces in the Syrian northwest. Despite US assurances that strikes a few months ago against a Shi’ite militia in the country’s southeast were a one-time deal, those strikes have grown increasingly common.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

It appears to me to be only a matter of time before the US and Russia are in direct military confrontation in Syria.

I don't know what the Vegas odds are on this, but I would suggest, with the ratcheting up of tensions here, we will see this happening sooner rather than later.

Jun 22 08:31

Saudis, Allies Have ‘List of Demands’ for Qatar

Though the details are not yet a matter of public record, US officials are confirming that Saudi Arabia and its allies have prepared a “list of demands” for Qatar related to ending the blockade of the tiny Persian Gulf nation. It is not clear if the Qataris have been given the demands yet, with Secretary of State Rex Tillerson saying he hopes they will be presented with them “soon.”

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and the Foreign Minister of Qatar
While we don’t know the content of this list of demands, we do still have the huge list of demands given to Qatar by Saudi Arabia two weeks ago, which may well form the basis for this latest list. This included severing all diplomatic ties with Iran, the permanent shut down of al-Jazeera, and a pledge never publicly contradict any GCC member nations, among other things.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

We will see how this plays out; but if Saudi Arabia ultimately invades Qatar, because Qatar refuses to yield to Saudi Arabia's demands, and with Turkish troops on the ground here, and Iran pledging support, what will the orders be to US military commanders in the country if this happens?!?

Jun 22 08:26

In a NY Play they Stab Trump 100 Times for Entertainment

Many people have written in about my observation that the left is always violent and where revolution typically emerges. The hatred of the leftist community for anyone who disagrees with them is astonishing to say the least.

Jun 22 08:23

Democrats Block Witnesses from Testifying in House Intel Probe

House Democrats are continuing to block testimony from about a dozen witnesses who sought to appear before the intelligence oversight panel investigating Russian interference in the 2016 election.

Congressional officials said one of the key witnesses, former informal adviser to the Trump campaign Carter Page, was scheduled to testify at a closed hearing of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence.

But Democrats on the committee blocked the testimony, asserting they needed more time to prepare.

"He's the guy that many Democrats have been pointing to as the supposed mastermind and you would think they were interested hearing his story," said one Capitol Hill official.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The Democrats don't want Page testifying, because the truth he will tell will simply cement the reality that there's no "there" there to the charges of Russian tampering with the 2016 elections.

Jun 22 08:22

Mental Health Issues are at the Forefront of Politics, But the Fact that No One is Looking into the Causes Should Concern Us All

Both in the US and the UK, the issues of mental health care, treatment and support are areas that almost all of the main political parties are in agreement on: more must be done.

Jun 22 08:21

PROMISE DELIVERED: IN ONE MOMENT, TRUMP AND SESSIONS DESTROY ANOTHER CROOKED OBAMA LEGACY

Attorney General Jeff Sessions has been on the war path this week against violence in American cities. On Tuesday the Attorney General released his plan to help 12 cities fight against violent crime during the National Summit on Crime Reduction and Public Safety.

Jun 22 08:19

Trump’s Preferred Candidate Wins Again, This Time in Saudi Arabia

President Trump wasted no time on Wednesday calling the newly named crown prince of Saudi Arabia, Mohammed bin Salman. Less than 24 hours after King Salman elevated Prince Mohammed, his 31-year-old son, Mr. Trump offered congratulations and celebrated the monarchy’s cooperation in rooting out terrorist financing and other issues.

Even more than Karen Handel, the Republican who won a hotly contested House seat in a special election in Georgia this week, Prince Mohammed was Mr. Trump’s anointed candidate — in this case, for the byzantine struggle to control the House of Saud.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The "itch", for Prince Mohammed, includes the continued genocide in Yemen, where Yemeni children are being massacred and maimed for life by Saudi bombings on a daily basis; with US military help, Saudi Arabia has closed the ports, so food cannot get in, and children are dying from malnutrition; and now, cholera has taken firm hold in Yemen, and there is no treatment for it.

Oh, and did I mention the use of depleted uranium weapons in Yemen, which is causing massive birth defects, and still births, in Yemeni children?!?

The "itch" also includes finding any which way to conjure up, and "sell" a war with Iran, Saudi Arabia's alleged "existential threat" in the region, which will most probably include war with Russia.

With "friends" like Prince Mohammed....the US government is looking at one hell of a lot more wars in the Middle East, much blood and money spent, and most likely, the reinstitution of the draft, both for our young men, and young women.

Jun 22 08:13

ROGER STONE: END THE WAR ON DRUGS - LET TRUMP/CONGRESS KNOW!

THE UNITED STATES CANNABIS COALITION (USCC) IS A PRO-CANNABIS NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION DEDICATED TO INFLUENCING FEDERAL LEVEL DECISION MAKERS

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Jun 22 08:10

Christian college employees fired over ‘racially insensitive’ parody

The photo in question features five white Grace College and Seminary employees posing for a parody rap album cover. The mock photo — which was posted to Facebook — was taken as part of “wrap day,” a themed day for the school’s marketing team that also included lettuce wraps for lunch, the Indianapolis Star reported.

Jun 22 08:02

AFGHAN OPIUM PRODUCTION 40 TIMES HIGHER SINCE US-NATO INVASION

Since the U.S.-led NATO invasion of Afghanistan in 2001, the production of opium in the country has increased by 40 times according to Russia’s Federal Drug Control Service, or FSKN, fueling organized crime and widespread death.

The head of the FSKN, Viktor Ivanov, explained the staggering trend at a March U.N. conference on drugs in Afghanistan. Opium growth in Afghanistan increased 18 percent from 131, 000 hectares to 154, 000, according to Ivanov’s estimates.

“Afghan heroin has killed more than one million people worldwide since the ‘Operation Enduring Freedom’ began and over a trillion dollars has been invested into transnational organized crime from drug sales,” said Ivanov according to Counter Current News.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"Accidental", this massive boom in opium poppy production in Afghanistan?!?

I think not.

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