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CURRENT EVENTS

Sep 26 10:49

Roy Moore: Just Another Kosher Zionist

From Moore's own website: "We must remember that Israel is the United States' most important ally and partner in the Middle East and should reject agreements or policies that undermine Israel's security. We should pass the Taylor Force Act and move the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem."

Sep 26 10:47

'ISRAELI FLAGS WON’T SAVE YOU': ERDOGAN THREATENS IRAQI KURDS WITH FAMINE OVER REFERENDUM

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has warned that Iraqi Kurds will “not be able to find food” if Ankara decides to halt the flow of trucks and oil into the region, adding that all military and economic sanctions are on the table.

“[They] will be left in the lurch when we start imposing our sanctions,” Erdogan said in a speech broadcast live on television on Tuesday, as quoted by Reuters.

“It will be over when we close the oil taps, all [their] revenues will vanish, and they will not be able to find food when our trucks stop going to northern Iraq.”

Erdogan also warned that “flying Israeli flags” would not save the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) from regional isolation.

“If the only support for the KRG’s referendum is given by Israel and if the [outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party] PKK starts celebrating [the results] even before the polls close then there can be neither innocence nor legitimacy,” Erdo?an said, as quoted by Hurriyet.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

IF the response to the referendum was positive (and we still don't know precisely how the vote went, because results have yet to be revealed) I am very concerned about massive further violence as a result in this part of Iraq.

The Kurds have been formidable US allies in terms of stomping on ISIS in Syria; but even if the US has stopped short of endorsing this referendum, where does this referendum put the US position vis a vis Turkey, Iraq, and a (soon) nearly created Kurdish state, rich with oil?!?

And don't the Kurdish people believe that such service to the US should have translated into their having their own country?!?

The US government has placed itself, Iraq, and Turkey, into a very sticky wicket, as our British cousins would say, by supporting the Kurds in fighting ISIS in Syria, but not supporting a potentially soon-coming independent Kurdistan, simultaneously potentially carving bits out of Iraq to create this new nation.

What were those in the bowels of the Occupied, Unhinged, Surveilled States of America thinking?!?!? The bottom line is here, they just weren't.

Apparently, not being able to think a scenario through to its logical conclusiion, has to be a prerequisite for working for the Federal government these days.

Sep 26 10:32

Monsanto Caught Ghostwriting Stanford University Hoover Institution Fellow’s Published Work

Newly-released documents, dubbed the Monsanto Papers, give the public a behind the scenes look into how far Monsanto will go to control public perception, news media and scientific research into the key ingredient in its Roundup product, glyphosate.

The documents, which include internal emails and memos, reveals among other things, how Henry I. Miller, a Robert Wesson Fellow in Scientific Philosophy and Public Policy at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University, allowed Monsanto to ghostwrite an editorial he published in Forbes.com and claimed as his own in 2015.

The 2015 editorial attacked the decision by the International Agency for Research on Cancer, a branch of the World Health Organization, to classify glyphosate as a probable carcinogen.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Monsanto, in the 21st century,has become the personification of utterly despicable corporate evil.

Sep 26 10:21

Ben Garrison Cartoon | NFL Has A New Name…

Nice work from Ben Garrison.

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Sep 26 10:19

Tucker: Trump Vindicated By Samantha Power Unmasking

More than 260 unmasking requests and Obama knew all about it.

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Sep 26 10:01

Texas Rep. kneels on House floor to show solidarity with NFL players

Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX) kneeled on the House floor Monday night to show her solidarity with spoiled overpaid NFL players who have disrespected our country by sitting out the National Anthem at games.

The outspoken Texas representative said that you “cannot deny” that when President Trump said ‘get that son of a bitch off the field’ he made a racist remark.

Sep 26 09:48

Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee Takes a Knee on the Floor of Congress

We watched in horror last night as the entire Dallas Cowboys team, along with their management, took a symbolic knee to support failed quarterback Colin Kaepernick and other un-American activists who protest the Star-Spangled Banner. Players who had no problem saluting the flag during President Barack Obama’s eight years in office suddenly take great offense towards America now that Donald Trump is in the White House.

Sep 26 09:48

Revoke the NFL's Antitrust Exemption

Indeed, were the NFL not subject to an antitrust exemption granted to it by our compromised Congress, thanks to the sport’s lobbyists having spread “beaucoup” money all over Capitol Hill, the club of uber rich owners who make their own rules with impunity could be charged under RICO, the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act, for price fixing, market division and other illegal anti-competitive acts. As a former Justice Department Antitrust Division prosecutor who was on the trial team that broke up AT&T during the Reagan administration for price fixing and market division, take it from me!

Sep 26 09:47

WW3, Political Theatre 2.0, Voter Fraud, and Dead Doctors. Michael Rivero - September 25, 2017

Sep 26 09:39

Labour faces new anti-Semitism row after speaker at conference fringe calls for freedom of speech to cover Holocaust denial

Labour faced a fresh anti-Semitism row last night after a speaker at a party conference fringe event called for free speech to extend to holocaust denial.

At the same meeting, activists cheered as a speaker called for Jewish and pro-Israel groups to be expelled from the party.

Israeli-American author Miko Peled told a conference fringe meeting Labour members should support the freedom to “discuss every issue, whether it’s the holocaust, yes or no, whether it’s Palestine liberation - the entire spectrum.

“There should be no limits on the discussion.”

Sep 26 09:36

Man Removes Nazi Swastika Tattoos After Unlikely Friendship

Colorado resident Michael Kent recently sat down at a tattoo parlor in Colorado Springs to have his swastikas covered up.
Kent, a former neo-Nazi, credits an African-American parole officer named Tiffany Whittier with helping him to see beyond skin color and changing his views about white supremacy.
“If it wasn’t for her I would have seeped back into it,” said Kent. “I look at her as family.”
Whittier, 45, even inspired Kent, 38, to take down the Nazi flags he had hanging in his living room and replace them with smiley faces.

Sep 26 09:30

SPANISH SUPPRESSION OF CATALAN INDEPENDENCE MOVEMENT CONTINUES TO ESCALATE

Disobedient Media previously reported on the suppression of the Catalan independence movement in Spain. Since our first coverage of the issue, repressive tactics in Spain have continued to escalate. Disobedient Media’s report on the issue was also disingenuously smeared by Spanish media outlet El País. The press outlet also heavily criticized Edward Snowden and Julian Assange for having expressed concern on the matter.

Sep 26 09:26

Lingerie-clad Miami high school cheerleaders cause controversy by dressing in stockings and suspenders as they perform hip gyrating routines

Stunning video has been released of high school cheerleaders performing in, what appears to be, lingerie.
The teen cheerleaders, who are reportedly from a Miami high school, are seen clad in lingerie-like outfits, boots and garters as they do their sexy dance routine.
The girls use a fan to fan their faces, and hold travel bags, as part of the routine.

Sep 26 09:24

Steelers’ black coach unhappy Army vet Villanueva stood for the anthem, but look at his T-shirt sales soar!

“This We’ll Defend.” That’s the U.S. Army motto that Pittsburgh Steelers offensive tackle Alejandro Villanueva honored when he stood for the national anthem before an NFL game.
And by “this,” the Army motto refers to the United States of America — not the National Football League.

Sep 26 08:46

British Airways stewardess behind racist Snapchat rant against Nigerian passengers demanding 'f***ing upgrades' hunted for 'male company' on Plenty of Fish dating site

British Airways are reportedly investigating after footage emerged appearing to show an air stewardess in a shocking racist rant .
The Snapchat video shows a woman, dressed in a BA uniform, making derogatory comments about passengers on a flight to Nigeria.

Sep 26 07:35

Let’s stop playing the national anthem before sporting events

There’s an irony here, I know. What I’m wondering in this essay is whether hearing less of our national anthem will make us Americans more patriotic—in a way that improves the state of our union. There’s no question in my mind that most Americans respect the flag and the freedoms of our country when the anthem is played. But if we don’t play the anthem at movies, on television, on social media, in parks, on mass transit, before concerts, or before other public gatherings, what is so special about sporting events? Is it possible that sports leagues, run by billionaire owners, are draping themselves in patriotism that is unearned, perhaps unwarranted, for a mere game among highly paid adults? Perhaps they are even disguising the flaws of their game with giant flags, draped in violation of the US Code, while their players struggle with mental illness and brain damage?
Note: And just as important, how much money does it cost the taxpayers to have military jets do their flyover. Much.

Sep 26 07:11

Maxweave Waters Demands President Trump Be Impeached For NFL Comments ...Calls Trump The Most Deplorable Person She Has Ever Seen

I'm convinced, she is absolutely insane! Every time I see her I think she can't get any more bizarre than this and then she proves me wrong and slips even further down the rabbit hole. How far will she go???

Sep 26 07:02

NYPD sued by black detectives who say less-qualified white officers promoted ahead of them

Three black detectives in the New York Police Department‘s intelligence division filed a federal lawsuit against the department on Monday, saying they were denied promotions because of their race and that lesser-qualified white officers were promoted instead.

Sep 26 07:02

Teen who allegedly killed mom’s abusive ex-boyfriend won’t be indicted

A grand jury declined to indict the teen accused in the choking death of his mother’s abusive ex-boyfriend, court officials said Monday.
Luis Moux, 18, was charged with manslaughter in August after he allegedly choked his mother’s ex-boyfriend to death, police said. The teen spotted Stanley Washington beating his mother inside their Bronx apartment.

Sep 26 06:43

It's Trump Vs. The NFL And We're All Losers

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Conservatives have a blind spot for the police for reasons that are mystifying. Conservatives, after all, are hugely distrustful of government authority. Someone from the IRS or the EPA bosses citizens around and deprives them of their property and conservatives freak out.

But call that agent of the government a cop, give him a gun, the authority to kill, and a public sector union devoted to ensuring he faces zero accountability? Suddenly only racial agitators and liberal namby-pambies question his actions.

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(*and that's The Weekly Standard weighing in on this weeks Distraction For Trump)

Sep 26 06:32

Holocaust denier ordered to visit concentration camp

A court in Brussels has ordered a former Belgian lawmaker to visit five Nazi concentration camps and write about his experiences as punishment for publicly denying the Holocaust, a crime in Belgium. Laurent Louis, a far-right politician and self-proclaimed “anti-Zionist,” was convicted of Holocaust denial in 2015 after he wrote blog posts publicly doubting whether Jews were killed en masse in Nazi gas chambers during the Second World War. He received a roughly $20,000 fine and a six-month suspended prison sentence. But recently, the Brussels Court of Appeal put the prison sentence on hold and instead ordered him to take one trip per year for the next five years to Nazi death camps
Note: Our weekly dose of holocau$t lies disbelief is punishable by law!

Sep 26 06:23

UN envoy says Israel ignoring UN demand to halt settlements

Israel is not complying with a U.N. Security Council resolution demanding a halt to all settlement activity and instead is continuing to expand settlements, making a two-state solution "increasingly unattainable," the U.N. envoy for the Mideast said Monday. Nickolay Mladenov told the council that in the three months since June 20 Israel's settlement activity "continued at a high rate, a consistent pattern over the course of this year." He said activity was concentrated primarily in east Jerusalem where plans were advanced for over 2,300 housing units in July, "30 percent more than for the whole of 2016." Mladenov stressed that the United Nations considers settlement activities illegal under international ...
Note: From the very beginning right through today Israel has never obeyed international law or any other law. They are chosen by GOD!

Sep 26 05:53

The Conservative Mammoth THE NATIONAL REVIEW: I Understand Why They Knelt

Americans do not and should not worship idols. We do not and should not worship the flag.

(RELAX; it's The National Review . It morphs into yet another explanation how the first ammendment doesn't mention taking a knee as proper protesting etiquette .
And it doesn't even go near how Trump's UN Bomb Threat needed a distraction , and fast !)

Sep 26 05:12

Trump Is Playing With Fire

This week’s headlines have been dominated by reaction to US President Donald Trump’s bluster against North Korea during his address to the UN General Assembly on Tuesday. This has overshadowed the equally threatening and ominous references he made in the same speech to Iran.

Anyone listening to will have been left with two impressions: Trump’s speech faithfully echoed the utterances Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, and it brazenly beat the drums of war against Iran.

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Sep 26 04:51

Dozens of Civilians Killed When U.S. Bombed a School And a Market in Syria

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The attacks documented in the report include a March 20 airstrike that targeted a school housing displaced people in the suburban town of Mansourah, outside of Tabqa, as well as another strike that hit a packed marketplace in Tabqa City two days later. Investigators from Human Rights Watch visited the sites of both attacks this July and collected the names of at least 84 civilians who had died in the bombings, including 30 children. While witnesses who spoke to investigators acknowledged that ISIS members, along with their families, had been around the areas of the bombings, they also said many civilians were nearby who had no connection to the group.

In the case of the March 22 marketplace bombing, huge numbers of people who had been lining up to buy bread at a local bakery were killed by an airstrike>>>

Sep 26 04:38

Trump Is Trying to Hoodwink Us Into War With Iran

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The president claimed that “the Iran deal was one of the worst and most one-sided transactions the United States has ever entered into,” ominously concluding, “I don’t think you’ve heard the last of it. Believe me.” Such bombastic statements fly in the face of hard evidence that the 2015 accord has been successful at preventing a nuclear-armed Iran and yet another U.S. war in the Middle East.

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Sep 26 04:21

Trump Is Able to Ramp Up the Drone War Because of Obama

(*But if Trump decides to ramp up the drone strikes , despite the 'seven year old boy' image the media is trying to apply for him in liu of a strong leadership persona , he's still an adult , and can decide for himself to drone strike or not drone strike . Bear in mind if it was bad for Obama , obviously , it's just as bad for Trump . By the same token , if Trump's independent media spins Trumps use of drones to somehow be good under Trump , then Trump would not be able to do all that good killing if not for his predecessor )

Sep 25 23:29

Survey: Just A Quarter Of Americans Can Name All 3 Branches Of Government

A sizable portion of the American public seems to show little interest in the fabric of the country’s government and history, a new survey finds. Researchers at the Annenberg Public Policy Center (APPC) surveyed over 1,000 American adults, finding a shocking lack of knowledge as it pertains to U.S. politics among the general populace.

Sep 25 22:16

Scale of rebuilding Puerto Rico grows as teams discover extent of damage

With rescue teams only just reaching many interior parts of Puerto Rico the island faces years of work to repair the damage done by Hurricane Maria.

Sep 25 20:26

Steelers' Alejandro Villanueva on standing for anthem: 'I made my teammates look bad'

It was a mistake he says. Looks like Villanueva just woosed out.

Alejandro Villanueva, a former Army Ranger and the only Pittsburgh Steeler seen standing during the national anthem on Sunday against the Chicago Bears, told reporters he “unintentionally” threw his teammates under the bus.

In a news conference on Monday, Villanueva said it was never part of the plan to be out on the field alone and that he accidentally ran too far, according to CBS Pittsburgh.

Sep 25 19:20

NFL Fallen Idols

Sep 25 19:03

How to end the North Korea problem

Here’s how to solve the seven-decade old crisis: pull all U.S. troops out of North Korea; end all military exercises on the North Korean border; encourage direct talks between the North and South and offer to host or observe them with an international delegation including the Russians and Chinese, which are after all Korea’s neighbors. The schoolyard insults back and forth between Donald Trump and Kim Jong-Un are not funny. They are in fact an insult to all of the rest of us!

Sep 25 18:57

MSM: Trump and the National Anthem are both relics of white supremacy

So perhaps the most important conversation the nation ought to have isn’t about whether the nation has a racist past (it does), but about how we can reverse a bloody present and future for the disadvantaged people living in its poorest (and most heavily Democrat controlled) neighborhoods. None of those 508 dead people in Chicago would have been saved if the nation scrapped the National Anthem altogether. Though, some of them may have been saved if we’d scrapped the predatory political machines running their neighborhoods into the ground for so long.

Sep 25 18:50

Deplorable Women — Hillary freaks over female Trump supporters, especially those who shout “lock her up.”

Hillary Clinton said that women who support President Donald Trump are ‘publicly disrespecting themselves’ and that he is doing ‘worse than I thought’.

Sep 25 17:58

Landfills In Puerto Rico And The Virgin Islands Are Already An Environmental Mess. Hurricanes Just Made These Failing Piles Of Garbage Worse.

Now environmental experts are worried about a lesser-known casualty of the storm: more than 30 overflowing landfills on these islands that were posing environmental hazards even before the catastrophe hit.

The successive storms, they say, could cause trash landslides and increase the possibility that toxic liquids are leaching into the soil.

“Everything you can imagine is in these landfills — old cars, asbestos brake liners, petroleum, bottles, cans, yard waste,” Judith Enck, the former EPA administrator who oversaw the agency’s work in Puerto Rico and US Virgin Islands, told BuzzFeed News.

Sep 25 17:53

British Virgin Islands brave two storms in two weeks: 'Maria destroyed most of what was left'

“Irma did a lot of damage but, for me, Maria finished the job,” said Karon Brown, 29, a resident of Great Mountain on the island of Tortola.

“We already had flooding inside the house and lost most of our possessions in Irma. Before Maria came, we boarded the house up and tried to secure what remained. But Maria just ripped it all off – damaged the building more and destroyed most of what was left.”

Sep 25 17:51

Mitt Romney calls on Congress to ‘put differences aside,’ prioritize Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands ‘rescue’

In a tweet Monday afternoon, the former Massachusetts governor called on political leaders in Washington, D.C., to set aside political difference to “rescue” Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The two U.S. territories — home to a combined 3.5 million American citizens — have been devastated this month by Hurricanes Maria and Irma.

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Puerto Rico’s nonvoting representative in Congress, Jenniffer Gonzalez, said Sunday that the Caribbean island has been set back “nearly 20-30 years” by Maria, which made landfall on the territory last week as a Category 4 storm. Puerto Rico suffered unprecedented damage to its power grid and is expected to go weeks or months before it regains electricity. The New York Times reports that Maria destroyed 80 percent of the island’s crop value. Water and food is reportedly limited.

“There will be no food in Puerto Rico,” one farmer told the Times. “There is no more agriculture in Puerto Rico. And there won’t be any for a year or longer.”

Sep 25 16:19

Sarah Sanders Battles WH Press Corps

Good clip from today's White House presser.

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Sep 25 16:11

Spurs Coach Gregg Popovich Goes Full ‘Social Justice Warrior’…

Popovich goes off the Black Lives Matter deep end in presser today...

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Sep 25 16:09

Watch President Trump | The National Anthem Controversy Has ‘Nothing To Do With Race’…

Statement from the President this afternoon...

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Sep 25 15:52

California officials prepare for nuclear strike deriving from North Korea

On Aug. 16 the Joint Regional Intelligence Center released an unclassified 16-page bulletin to officials in the State of California titled “Nuclear Attack Response Considerations” which details key points to review “radiation protection basics” regarding “nuclear explosions.”

Sep 25 14:36

Forget the anti-Semitism fallacy, let’s focus on the Palestinians

Blake Alcott says the usurpation of Palestine, against the will of the Palestinians, has nothing to do with Israel’s Jewishness, only with its colonialism and racism – a question of justice for the dispossessed, from which the illegitimacy of Israel simply follows.

Sep 25 14:17

Trump’s First Airstrikes On Libya Kill 17

(*Aufmerksamkeit auf deine Füße Die Nationalhymne ist zu spielen
Stehen Sie auf, das Versagen, sich zu stürzen Der Führer)

Sep 25 14:04

RAW VIDEO | Protesters Interrupt Senate Healthcare Hearing - Orrin Hatch Yells ‘Shut Up' - Multiple Arrests Made

The snowflakes are out in force on Capitol Hill this afternoon...

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Sep 25 13:52

Puerto Rico’s Guajataca Dam Still a Danger After Hurricane Maria

A Puerto Rico dam damaged by Hurricane Maria's heavy rains remained in danger of failing early Monday, amid fears it might trigger a potentially life-threatening deluge.

The National Weather Service said a flash flooding warning in western Quebradillas and eastern Isabela municipalities, where the Guajataca Dam is located, would continue until 2 p.m. ET on Monday.

Sep 25 13:17

Patriots fans rain boos on own players for anthem protest ...

Before Sunday’s Texans-Patriots matchup in Foxborough, Mass., about 20 Patriots players, according to ESPN, took a knee during the national anthem, the first time anyone on the team had joined the growing protest.

In return, a loud chorus of boos was heard sandwiching the singing of “The Star-Spangled Banner.”

(*for the "Experts": So Which Is Worse Taking The Knee or Booing during The Anthem ?)

Sep 25 12:48

REPORT | Jeff Sessions Appoints Former Judge As New Chief Of Staff To Gain Control Over Mueller...

Very interesting new development regarding Sessions/Mueller as well as news on the Senate investigation into the phony Trump dossier.

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Sep 25 11:38

Reporter Asks Anthony Weiner About Imran Awan...

Great question for Weiner as he leaves the courtroom. Also I found the courtroom artist's drawing/depiction of Weiner crying before the judge, and it's fantastic.

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Sep 25 11:30

Shepard Ambellas & Alex Jones talk about the elites quest for God-like power

Intellihub Editor-In-Chief Shepard Ambellas joined radio talk show host Alex Jones on the Alex Jones Show Sunday where the two discussed race-specific bioweapons, 3G and 5G towers, and God-like power.

Ambellas told Jones that we are at a “turning point” and said that “it’s do or die” when it comes to making a push for our individual freedom.

Sep 25 11:05

Why Trump's Foreign Policy May Result in 25 'Chernobyls' in Asia-Pacific

The US' foreign policy may lead to a nuclear nightmare in Asia Pacific, compared to which the Fukushima disaster is a "firecracker," an expert told Sputnik, adding that in his UN speech Donald Trump had repeatedly contradicted himself by calling upon nations to maintain their sovereignty while at the same time threatening to destroy North Korea.

US President Donald Trump's threat to "totally destroy" North Korea in case the US is "forced to defend itself or its allies" means a potential atomic Armageddon for the Korean Peninsula, Konstantin Sivkov, a Russian military analyst and president of the Academy for Geopolitical Problems, told Sputnik China.

Sep 25 10:58

NATO's Dragon-17 Drills: 'Dangerous Dreamers Dreaming of Real War With Russia'

Some 17,500 troops and 3,500 vehicles kicked off five days of drilling in Poland on Monday, the exercise coming on the heels of the Russian-Belarusian Zapad-2017 drills, which Polish officials and media described as preparations for an invasion of Europe. Speaking to Sputnik, political analyst Konrad Rekas said the hypocrisy was delicious.
The NATO drills, whose active phase runs until Friday, involve troops from Poland and NATO allies the US, Lithuania, Latvia, the UK, Germany, Slovakia, Italy, Bulgaria, Romania, as well as NATO hopefuls Georgia and Ukraine. Ahead of the exercises, Polish Defense Minister Antoni Macierewicz said the drills would carry a "very aggressive" character, and involve 122,000 troops, rather than the aforementioned 17,500.

Sep 25 10:41

After the ISIS Caliphate, Rojava

While the Syrian Arab Army, the Russian aviation and Hezbollah are preparing to finish off Daesh, the Pentagon is planning a new war against Syria, this time with Kurdish troops. Just as the mission of the Caliphate was to create a Sunnistan straddling Iraq and Syria, so the mission of “Rojava” is to create a Kurdistan straddling the two states, as the Pentagon has been publicly stating for the last four years.

According to US grand strategy, as defined by Admiral Cebrowski in 2001, and published in 2004 by his assistant Thomas Barnett, all of the Greater Middle East must be destroyed except for Israël, Jordan and Lebanon.

Consequently, the imminent victory against Daesh will change nothing of the Pentagon’s intentions.

Donald Trump has composed his administration of ex-senior civil servants from the Obama administration, a number of opportunistic politicians, many improvised representatives, and very very few trustworthy personalities.

Sep 25 10:40

Watch | Anthony Weiner Perp Walk Before Sentencing

Weiner looks scared out of his mind...

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Sep 25 10:32

Florida Governor Rick Scott DELETED voicemail cries for help from the nursing home where 11 people died in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma after the air conditioning failed

Four voicemail messages left on Governor Rick Scott's personal cellphone by a nursing home where 11 people have died in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma were deleted.

Sep 25 10:30

Trump at War with Dissent

Trump continues finding ways to disgrace himself, the latest episode Friday evening, criticizing legitimate dissent.

It’s the highest form of patriotism, the comment attributed to Thomas Jefferson, whether or not he actually said it.

In 1961, The Use of Force in International Affairs publication used the phrase, asking

“(i)f what your country is doing seems to you practically and morally wrong, is dissent the highest form of patriotism?”

During the height of the Vietnam war in 1969, New York Mayor John Lindsey said

“(w)e cannot rest content with the charge from Washington that…peaceful protest(s) (are) unpatriotic…The fact is that this dissent is the highest form of patriotism.”

The late Howard Zinn and other distinguished figures said the same thing in similar or identical language.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

As a Christian pacivist activist, I dissent from the OUSSA's official narrative, engineered to continue to legitimize the wars it fights; to continue the outsourcing of American jobs; and continue its general attitude of bullying, both at home and around the world.

I do it peacefully, never advocate violence, and always do my best to speak the truth.

While I would probably not kneel during the playing of the national anthem (at 68, I'd probably need a tractor to pull me up to vertical again!), I sincerely believe that individual professional athletes do have the right to dissent peacefully in this manner.

President Trump should not have invested at all in this argument, as he has bigger fish to fry, both domestically, and internationally right now; this is a major distraction from the real issues he is confronting.

In fact, it almost reminds me of the "missing Chandra Levey" case, featuring Congressman Gary Condit as the alleged bad guy, in the summer of 2001, right before 9/11.

So I have to wonder; from just what, please, is the OUSSA trying to distract us at this moment?!?

Sep 25 10:24

U.S.-BACKED ALLIANCE SAYS RUSSIAN JETS STRUCK ITS FIGHTERS IN EAST SYRIA

U.S.-backed Syrian militias said Russian warplanes struck their positions in Deir al-Zor province on Monday near a natural gas field they seized from Islamic State last week, but Russia denied it.

Sep 25 10:24

When Loving Thy Neighbor Means Saving Them from Deportation

For the white people who make up 80 percent of the population of the small New Hampshire city of Manchester, life since Donald Trump took office has gone on mostly as normal. Despite the constant rumble of weird news from CNN, white residents get out of bed, put their kids on the bus to school, and drive in to work, just like always.

Sep 25 10:23

Saudi Arabia accidentally prints textbook showing Yoda sitting next to the king

The founding of the United Nations was a historic moment that saw leaders from across the planet join together to commit to a more peaceful world.

But most historians don’t remember the Jedi master Yoda being among them.
The Saudi government is scrambling to withdraw a history textbook that accidentally included a doctored photograph of King Faisal sitting next to the little green Star Wars character.

Sep 25 10:23

FRANCE’S COUNTERTERRORISM BILL NORMALIZES POLICE STATE

France’s draft counterterrorism bill is now in its final stretch before becoming law. The fast-tracked bill is widely expected to pass a vote in an extraordinary session of the National Assembly on October 3 – despite concerns that it encroaches on people’s rights. The bill doesn’t prolong France’s two-year-long state of emergency, which will formally be over when it becomes law.

Sep 25 10:16

New Research Links Flint Water Crisis to ‘Horrifyingly Large’ Spike in Fetal Death Rates

Shedding new light on the human costs of the ongoing Flint water crisis—as well as underscoring the need for regulatory oversight—a new working paper links the city’s now infamous switch from the Detroit system to the Flint River as a water source with a decrease in fertility rates and a spike in fetal death rates.

The paper (pdf) from researchers from the University of Kansas and West Virginia University is the first to look at lead-poisoned water’s impact on fertility and birth outcomes. It compares birth and fetal death rates, which refers to miscarriages after 20 weeks of gestation, in Flint with those in other Michigan cities from 2008 to 2015—before and after the 2014 water switch.

Following the change in the water source, women in Flint aged 15-49 had a general fertility rate (GFR) decease of 12 percent. Fetal death rates for the group increased by 58 percent—a magnitude the researchers describe as “horrifyingly large.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Every single city, county, and state official who signed off on this switch in water resources, should be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law, tried, and convicted , and thrown into jail.

People should not be allowed to do this to any community in this country, period, end of discussion!!!!

Sep 25 10:10

"People Are Going To Start Dying" - Puerto Rico's Battered Hospitals On Verge Of Failure

"...across the island are struggling to continue providing medical services to patients after the storm left many of them flooded, strewn with rubble or relying on diesel-powered generators that will soon run out of fuel..."

Sep 25 10:08

Angry NFL Fans Lash Out, Burn Jerseys Over Protests: "You Can Take Your NFL And Shove It"

"It's a disgrace. It's disgusting. They're getting paid to do a job...to play ball and do whatever the fans want them to do."

Sep 25 10:08

US Provides Military Assistance to 73 Percent of World's Dictatorships

Today, of course, we are told that we should support insurgents in Syria because Bashar al-Assad is an evil dictator, and we must repeatedly rattle our sabers at North Korea's Kim Jong-un and Russia's Vladimir Putin because they, too, are evil dictators.

This is part of the larger, usually unquestioned mainstream corporate media narrative that the US leads the "Western democracies" in a global struggle to combat terrorism and totalitarianism and promote democracy.

I set out to answer a simple question: Is it true? Does the US government actually oppose dictatorships and champion democracy around the world, as we are repeatedly told?

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Not only is the Occupied Unhinged Surveilled States of America supporting the world's dictators; they are also committing war crimes, for example, with the OUSSA aiding and abetting Saudi genocide in Yemen.

I don't know about the rest of you; however, I am very morally uncomfortable being a citizen of a country which routinely indulges in war crimes with impunity, because the OUSSA can get away with these kinds of actions.

I would love for Mike and I to become citizens of a country which does not participate in these immoral and unethincal acts; somewhere picturesque, perhaps, like the Municipality of Andorra; unfortunately we are both too broke, and too old, to make this happen.

Sep 25 10:07

Watch | Steelers Fan Since 1966 Burns Team Jacket…

This fan is NOT happy...

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Sep 25 10:06

KNEE JERK REACTIONS ON THE FOOTBALL FIELD

To display unity in light of President Donald Trump’s recent comments, the Pittsburgh Steelers stayed in their locker room when the national anthem was played Sunday at Soldier Field in Chicago. The Bears locked arms on their sideline.

Sep 25 09:58

What the Kurdish Referendum Means for the Future of Iraq

The referendum on independence for the Kurdish controlled territory, due to take place on 25 September, is the latest event billed as threatening the stability of Iraq and a good chunk of the Middle East. Seldom has a democratic poll in such a small place been so universally denounced by so many international powers, including the US, UK, Germany and France.

A White House statement emphasises “to the leaders of the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) that the referendum is distracting from efforts to defeat Isis and stabilise the liberated areas. Holding the referendum in disputed areas is particularly provocative and destabilising.”

Regional powers like Turkey and Iran have likewise demanded that the referendum be cancelled and threatened retaliation if it is not. In Baghdad, the Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has denounced it and the Supreme Court ruled that it was “unconstitutional”. But for all the sound and fury, it looks as if the vote is going ahead.

Sep 25 09:52

French Tourist Prevents A Bus With 21 Passengers From Plunging Over A 100m (328ft) Cliff In The Austrian Alps After The Driver, 76, Passed Out. The Passenger Leapt From His Seat As The Vehicle Crashed Through The Wooden Roadside Guardrail And Applied The

A quick-thinking French tourist has been praised for preventing a bus from plunging over a cliff in the Austrian Alps after the driver passed out.
The vehicle was travelling through the mountains in the Tyrolean Alps with 21 passengers on board when the driver, 76, collapsed, police say.
As the bus continued towards a steep cliff, the Frenchman was able to brake.

Sep 25 09:51

Hurricane Irma: Pets go feral and run wild in aftermath of terrible storm

FRONTLINE animal emergency workers are fighting shocking fallout from the Hurricane Irma disaster – abandoned dogs turning into savage beasts.

Pets left behind when terrified owners were evacuated off the beautiful Caribbean island of Barbuda are reverting to pack behaviour and attacking other animals struggling to survive amid the devastation.

Sep 25 09:51

The Streets Are ‘Not Safe’—San Juan Is Forgotten By The U.S. - The Island Is Not Just Trying To Recover, It’s Trying To Reconnect With The Rest Of The World. The Situation Is Disastrous & They Are Begging For More Help

On this American island still suffering terribly from mighty Hurricane Maria’s devastating impact, the feeling of despair and anxiety is now mixed with fear at night, when looters rule the streets.
Hector Velez owns one of the seven gas station near San German, a municipality on the southwest part of the island. Half of the rooftop of his gas station was stripped away by Hurricane Maria but the storm didn’t cause most of damage he now has to deal with.

Sep 25 09:49

Watch | Bills LeSean McCoy Completely Disrespects the Anthem

McCoy has a $41 million contract...

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Sep 25 09:48

Death of Russian general in Syria is result of US hypocrisy – Moscow

The death of Russian Lieutenant-General Valery Asapov in Syria is the price Russia was forced to pay for hypocritical US policy, according to Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov.

“The death of the Russian commander is the price paid with blood for the hypocrisy of American policy in Syria," Ryabkov said on Monday.

General Asapov was serving as one of Russia’s military advisers in Syria. On Sunday, the Russian Defense Ministry said he was fatally wounded by an exploding shell in a sudden mortar attack by IS terrorists.

The deputy minister said Moscow wants Washington’s statements on fighting terrorism not to be at odds with its actions on the ground.

Meanwhile, the Russian and US militaries maintain “intensive” contacts at different levels, Ryabkov said.

On Sunday, the Russian Ministry of Defense published aerial images which they say show US Army special forces equipment located north of the Syrian town of Deir ez-Zor, where IS militants are deployed.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I am sensing that, in spite of all the intensive contacts between Russian and US military reps, those in the Bowels of Power in the Occupied, Unhinged, Surveilled States of Amerika may well find an "excuse" for engaging with the Russians directly in Syria, in order not to appear to be losing yet another military misadventure in the Middle East.

I hope to heck I am absolutely wrong on this; but looking at the messes the US has made of Afghanistan; Somalia; Iraq; and Libya, one can understand why the US government doesn't want the optics of the US attempt at "regime change" in Damascus to appear as another epic fail to the world.

Sep 25 09:37

Trump Accuses Iran of Cooperation with North Korea After Missile Test Launch

US President Donald Trump said on Sunday that Iran was cooperating with Pyongyang following the latest Tehran's ballistic missile test.

"Iran just test-fired a Ballistic Missile capable of reaching Israel. They are also working with North Korea. Not much of an agreement we have!" Trump posted on Twitter.

On Saturday, Iranian media reported that the country had successfully carried out the test launch of a new ballistic missile, dubbed Khorramshahr, with a range of 2,000 kilometers (1,242 miles).

The new Iranian long range missile Khoramshahr (front) is displayed during the annual military parade marking the anniversary of the outbreak of its devastating 1980-1988 war with Saddam Hussein's Iraq, on September 22,2017 in

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Mr. President, please think for a moment; if you were Iran's President Rouhani, and listening to American, Israeli, and Saudi authorities all screaming in unison about regime change in Tehran, would you not be wanting to be creating, and manufacturing, the best, and longest-range missiles your scientists could create?!?

Of course you would!!

And sir, where is your proof that North Korea is assisting Iran in its missile program?!? Wouldn't the situation actually be the converse, with Iran assisting North Korea, because North Korea's guidance and staging of their missiles needs much to be desired before they can actually target something successfully?!?

And please remember: As of October 17th, 2014, irandaily.com carried the following comment:

Iran argues that it has rejected nuclear weapons as incompatible with Islam and cites a fatwa of Leader Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei as proof. American and European officials remain skeptical, however, that the issue is really governed by Shia Islamic principles. They have relied instead on murky intelligence that has never been confirmed about an alleged covert Iranian nuclear weapons program.

But the key to understanding Iran's policy toward nuclear weapons lies in a historical episode during its eight-year war with Iraq. The story, told in full for the first time here, explains why Iran never retaliated against Iraq's chemical weapons attacks on Iranian troops and civilians, which killed 20,000 Iranians and severely injured 100,000 more. And it strongly suggests that the Iranian leadership's aversion to developing chemical and nuclear weapons is deep-rooted and sincere.

Sep 25 09:34

Michelin-starred restaurant shames 'brazen' vegan blogger on Twitter - after they demand a luxury meal for two for FREE 'in exchange for a review' (8 Pics)

A Michelin-starred restaurant has hit out at a blogger’s “cheeky” request for a free meal in exchange for “online exposure”.
Garrett Byrne, owner of the Campagne restaurant? in Kilkenny, Ireland, says he gets around ten similar requests from bloggers a year and has “had enough”.

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