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CURRENT EVENTS

Jun 11 19:09

ISIS leader Baghdadi killed in air strike in Syria: Reports

Islamic State of Syria and the Levant (ISIS) leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi has allegedly been killed in airstrikes, the Syrian state television reported on Sunday.
The reports claimed that Baghdadi was killed in the terrorist group`s stronghold in Raqqa.
It`s not, however, the first time the leader of ISIS has been reported dead

Jun 11 11:53

Al-Nusra’s Name has been Removed from Terror List after Rebranding:

The US State Department is hesitant to label Tahrir al-Sham a terror group, despite the group’s link to al-Qaeda, as the US government has directly funded and armed the Zenki Brigade, one of the constituents of Tahrir al-Sham, with sophisticated weaponry including the US-made antitank TOW missiles.

Jun 11 11:32

March Against Sharia Hits Cities from Coast to Coast, Journalist Faces 75 Years In Prison

Crowds have gathered in cities across America in what is being dubbed the #MarchAgainstSharia . There have been clashes between protesters, marchers and police in many different places.

Jun 11 10:06

UNREAL=> Crooked Hillary STILL HAS SECURITY CLEARANCE One Year After FBI Concluded She Was Reckless With Secrets

Why Trump hasn't pulled her security clearance is rather bizarre.

Crooked Hillary Clinton and her top aides STILL have security clearance as the State Department continues to investigate her email scandal.

It has been nearly a year since fired FBI Director James Comey said she had been reckless with secrets by using unsecured servers to transmit classified information.

Circa News reports:

Jun 11 09:53

Israeli academics barred from expressing political opinion in class

As part of new ethical code promoted by Education Minister Bennett, lecturers would not be allowed to discuss political issues in class or publicly support academic boycotts; many lecturers come out against move.

Lecturers at academic institutions in Israel will be barred from expressing political opinions during class as part of a new ethical code.

The ethical code on political activity in academia was written by Prof. Asa Kasher —who also wrote the ethical code for the IDF—at the request of Education Minister Naftali Bennett.

Bennett, who also chairs the Council for Higher Education, plans on bringing the new ethical code for approval at the council so it could be implemented in all universities and colleges in Israel.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"Israel, the only democracy in the Middle East"?!?

What an absolute,complete, and bad joke!!

Jun 11 09:47

F-35s Grounded at Luke AFB After Pilots Report Hypoxia-Like Symptoms

The Air Force has grounded all F-35 Joint Strike Fighters at Luke Air Force Base, Arizona, after pilots complained of hypoxia-related issues, officials said Friday.

"The 56th Fighter Wing at Luke Air Force Base, Arizona, canceled local flying operations today for F-35A Lightning II aircraft due to a series of five incidents in which pilots have experienced hypoxia-like symptoms," Air Force spokesman Capt. Mark Graff said in an email.

A total of 48 aircraft and 49 pilots are affected by the temporary stand-down, according to Maj. Rebecca Heyse, a spokeswoman for the base.

"Flying operations are planned to resume Monday, June 12," she said in an email.

The incident is "limited to Luke" at this time, meaning other bases aren't affected by the order, Graff said.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I am having a Jean-Luc Picard, double face palm moment, upon reading this;

Jean Luc Picard double facepalm

When, in heaven's name, is Lockheed Martin EVER going to get this aircraft to perform?!?

And President Trump (and/or whoever monitors this site for him), Lockheed Martin should be penalized millions of dollars every day this aircraft fails to perform.

As the current President of the company, Marillyn A. Hewson needs to be paying critical attention to these issues and get them sorted, right the heck now.

Jun 11 09:43

TRUMP PRESENTS VICTIMS TO ADDRESS SUPPORTERS OF DEADLY OBAMA PROGRAM

As part of his push to repeal and replace Obamacare, President Donald Trump appeared with “victims” of former President Barack Obama’s signature program in Cincinnati Wednesday.

Jun 11 09:36

CrowdStrike, The DNC’s Security Firm, Was Under Contract With The FBI

Claims of “Russian interference” have been ubiquitous in U.S. political discourse for almost a full year now; these often amount to a melange of allegations ranging from “hacking” to “influence campaigns” to “online trolls” sent by the Kremlin to harangue unsuspecting Midwestern voters. “Hacking,” however, remains the centerpiece of the narrative?—?the idea that Russian state actors “hacked” the Democratic National Committee and exfiltrated emails is routinely cited as the centerpiece of the overall “interference” thesis. After the alleged hacking, the DNC retained a private security firm?—?CrowdStrike?—?which made the determination that the Russian government was responsible, setting into motion a chain of Russia-related events that continue to unfold even now.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Why am I so singularly unsurprised by this revelation?!?

Jun 11 09:29

Qatar's Al Jazeera TV says it has come under cyber attack

DOHA: Pan-Arab satellite network Al Jazeera is combating a large-scale cyber attack on its media platform, but all its entities remain operational, a company source said on Thursday.

"There were attempts made on the cyber security of Al Jazeera but we are combating them and currently all our entities are operational," said a senior employee who declined to be named.

Al Jazeera is the flagship broadcaster for Qatar, which is in a stand-off with fellow Arab states which accuse it of ties to terrorism, in a row that is endangering stability in the region.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"In a time of universal deceit — telling the truth is a revolutionary act." - George Orwell, "1984".

I, for one, appreciate the English language edition of Al Jazeera, and respect the general integrity of its reporting.

So hang in there, IT people at Al Jazeera; as was said during World War II, if you're catching flack, you know you're over the target.

Jun 11 09:23

Qatar Will Pay John Ashcroft $2.5 Million To Defend Against Terrorism Accusations

As a reminder, Ashcroft was U.S. attorney general under President George W. Bush from February 2001 to February 2005, years in which US policies and laws were reshaped by the so-called war on terrorism that followed the 2001 al Qaeda attacks. Under Ashcroft the US spawned the "Patriot Act", trampling over civil rights everywhere, and made pervasive spying on virtually everyone the norm, courtesy of the NSA.

Perhaps relying on the assumption that Qatar can simply bribe its way again into America's good graces - recall Qatar give Bill Clinton a $1 million "present" for his Birthday, and was one of the biggest foreign "donors" of the Clinton Foundation even when Hillary was still at the State Department...

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I frankly do not believe, for a moment, that Saudi Arabia and the US will give Qatar the "grace period" for which it has asked; if, in fact, both countries are looking at war against Iran, things have to move swiftly, and without delay.

So look for some very terrible false flag to happen very soon to be blamed on the Qatari government, and then we are...off and running into a war against Iran, which will most probably mean a war with Russia.

Jun 11 09:16

‘We’ve Found Our Monster’: Arrest Made in Murder of 12-Year-Old Florida Girl Whose Body Was Found in Creek

A convicted sex offender from Alabama was arrested on Thursday on charges of kidnapping and killing Naomi Jones, the 12-year-old girl whose body was found in a creek near her home.
During a press conference Thursday, Escambia County Sheriff David Morgan named Robert Letroy Howard, 38, as the suspect. Sheriff Morgan said that Howard’s girlfriend lived in the same apartment complex as Jones’ family.

Jun 11 09:16

Fallen 9/11 firefighter’s son battling with aunts over inheritance

He lost his firefighter father on 9/11, and now a teenager could lose a $1.2 million inheritance, too — because his four greedy aunts are trying to keep the cash, according to a lawsuit.
Christopher Maffeo, 16, was supposed to get two Staten Island properties his grandfather intended to bequeath him, he and his mom claim in a suit filed against the aunts.

Jun 11 09:15

Cecile Richards tweets ‘facts’ about Planned Parenthood — then Twitter reminds her of abortion facts

According to Richards, each day Planned Parenthood is open 8,118 people receive some sort of health care. The tweet came in an ongoing Twitter series Richards is doing where she tweets “facts” about Planned Parenthood.

Jun 11 09:14

A gay black Muslim activist wants your taxes to pay for this outrageous thing

Blair Imani, the executive of “Equality for Her,” says that certain groups need “safe spaces” and she thinks the government should pay for them. As you might imagine, Tucker Carlson disagrees. Their debate aired Friday on Fox News.

Jun 11 08:50

U.S. Weeks Away From A Recession According To Latest Loan Data

While many "conventional" indicators of US economic vibrancy and strength have lost their informational and predictive value over the past decade (GDP fluctuates erratically especially in Q1, employment is the lowest this century yet real wage growth is non-existent, inflation remains under the Fed's target despite its $4.5 trillion balance sheet and so on), one indicator has remained a stubbornly fail-safe marker of economic contraction: since the 1960, every time Commercial & Industrial loan balances have declined (or simply stopped growing), whether due to tighter loan supply or declining demand, a recession was already either in progress or would start soon.

This can be seen on both the linked chart, and the one zoomed in below, which shows the uncanny correlation between loan growth and economic recession.

Jun 11 08:48

Israel bans Heinz Ketchup because it’s linked to liver, pancreas, immune system, and brain issues

The food industry only allows it to be sold as “tomato seasoning”, not “tomato ketchup”. Triggered by a series of tests conducted by an Israeli food company also selling ketchup. The tests revealed that, although Heinz boasts over 60% tomato as an ingredient, there was only 21% tomato concentrate in each bottle.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Credit where credit is due; so this is one time in my life that I can thank the Israeli government for noticing the disconnect between the advertising... and the reality in a food product.

Staying away from unnecessary sugars is key for health and longevity.

Jun 11 08:40

Cool Qatar: Riyadh plan backfires after Trump flip-flop & Turkey ruse

Saudi Arabia’s standoff against Qatar was fraught with miscalculations and comically ill-conceived notions from the start. But now the crisis is becoming a threat to Riyadh’s own prominence and security in the Middle East.

Jun 11 08:33

Pakistan Hands Down First Death Sentence for Social Media Blasphemy

What happens when high technology meets harsh religious traditions? That’s right: death sentences for digital blasphemy.

The Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC) of Pakistan has sentenced a man to death for sharing "blasphemous content about Islam" on social media, according to a report by Dawn.
The 30-year-old convict, who reportedly belongs to the Shia community, was arrested by the Counter Terrorism Department (CTD), in Bahawalpur city in eastern Pakistan.

According to the court, the offender posted derogatory content about prominent Sunni religious figures and the Prophet Muhammad and his views on Facebook.

The man faced charges on two sections of the law, one of them covering the use of derogatory remarks towards the Prophet Mohammad, and the other involving inducing sectarian hatred.

The death penalty is the harshest of cyber-crime sentences in Pakistan so far. If it is implemented, it would be the first time Pakistan has officially executed anyone for blasphemy.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Pakistani President Mamnoon Hussain, a word, please.

As reported at Wikipedia.com:

At least 241 people were sentenced to death in Pakistan in 2005, and at least 31 were executed – the fifth highest number in the world. Pakistan ranked fifth (total cases – not per capita) after the People's Republic of China, Iran, Saudi Arabia and the United States.[7] The moratorium expired on 30 June 2013 and the government announced it had no plan to extend it. The government stated there will be no general amnesty for the convicts waiting for execution.[8] As of 4 July 2013, Amnesty International estimated there are more than 8,000 prisoners on death row.[9] The European Union (EU) has sharply reacted over lifting of the moratorium on the death penalty in Pakistan, and has demanded its immediate restoration, which had been in place since 2008.[10]

Execution for ...blasphemy?!?

President Hussain, would you like to remind me, please, in what century the world finds itself right now?!?

Sir, I believe, by all reasonable accounts, we are in the 21st century.

And if this man is, in fact, executed by hanging for his alleged 'blasphemy', this act is going to make the Pakistani government, even with its nuclear weapons capability, look mentally medieval, and thoroughly unhinged; is this, please, how you want Pakistan to be viewed at this portion of the 21st century?!?

There are many stories about the compassion of Mohammed:

Stories about the compassion of Mohammed

Perhaps some compassion, translated into a commutation of his sentence, coupled with religious dialogue, might be a better answer than execution here.

President Hussain, the world will be watching on this case.

Jun 11 08:15

This Is What Happens When a 3-Year-Old Steals a White House Official's Phone

In the early hours of Saturday morning, Twitter followers of Sarah Huckabee Sanders were greeted with a baffling message of an unknown political nature. Seemingly taking a page from Donald Trump’s infamous “covfefe” incident from last month, the official Twitter account of White House deputy press secretary and deputy assistant to the president lit up with a string of emojis amid the words “:/9//” followed by “lolaklkk”:

Jun 11 08:15

Texas mother jailed in deaths of 2 toddlers left in car 15 hours: police

A Texas mother is accused of intentionally leaving her two young daughters inside a car for more than 15 hours, leading to their deaths, authorities said.
Amanda Hawkins, 19, was arrested in San Antonio on Thursday and faces two counts of abandoning or endangering a child, according to the Kerr County Sheriff's Office. Bond has been set at $35,000 for each count. Hawkins is being held at the Bexar County Adult Detention Center in San Antonio while awaiting transfer to Kerr County, the sheriff's office said.

Jun 11 07:50

US Army Needs 74,000 More Soldiers Over Next Decade - Chief of Staff

US Army Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Milley has notified Congress that the service needs to boost its active forces by up to 74,000 more troops over the next 10 years to tackle the increasing demands on the operational force.

The National Guard should also be enhanced by up to 12,000 soldiers, and some 10,000 should be added to the Reserves, Milley said in a June 7 meeting with the Senate Appropriations Committee.

"For the regular Army, it's somewhere in and around the 540,000 to 550,000 range," he told South Carolinian Republican Senator Lindsey Graham when asked how big he believes the Army should be in the next decade.

"For the National Guard, I'd like to see them in the 350,000 to 355,000 range and for the Reserves somewhere around the 205,000 to 209,000 range."

The Army's $166 billion budget request for FY 2018 may seem overwhelming, but it's in fact only about 10 percent larger than the recently enacted FY 2017 spending plan.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Anyone feel a draft?!?!

Jun 11 07:47

Did James Comey's Document Leaks Violate The FBI Employment Agreement?

Former FBI director James Comey's decision to leak FBI documents to a friend may have violated the FBI's employment agreement regarding unauthorized leaks.

Jun 11 07:46

US State Department Reviewing Mishandling of Classified Info by Hillary Clinton

The US State Department in a letter to Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley said it is reviewing the mishandling of classified information that passed through former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's email server.

"The Department initiated a review of the handling of classified information in this matter," the letter, released by Grassley on Friday, said.

The letter said the investigation was ongoing and could result in the loss of security clearances if any violations took place.

The department, the letter added, waited to begin its review until after the Federal Bureau of Investigation concluded its own probe into the matter, "in order to avoid prejudicing the FBI's investigation."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This could, potentially, get interesting; that is, of course, unless one of the investigators finds a horse's head in their bed, or disappears, as has, apparently, Clinton's tech guru, Bryan Palmiero, to avoid testifying in response to a Congressional subpoena.

Clinton campaign operative defies subpoena to avoid testifying on emails

I would be reasonably certain that the Clinton Cartel have people who make others permanently "disappear" on speed dial.

Jun 11 07:43

Venezuela's mass anti-government demonstrations enter third month

There is a pattern to the protests that have rocked Venezuela for the past two months. Anti-government demonstrators set off on a march to the government buildings in Caracas’s city centre to protest against a government they consider illegitimate. Halfway to their destination national guards and riot police deter them with gas bombs and water cannons. Clashes ensue and dozens of people are injured. Some die.

Jun 11 07:43

Mom Who Allowed Snake to Bite Her Baby as a Parenting Lesson, Charged with Child Abuse

A mother who is being investigated for child abuse after allowing a snake to bite her baby as a learning lesson, says people should just stop being “sensitive” about the whole thing.
“They just think that I hurt my child intentionally,” the mom, whose name is unknown, told ABC Action News on Monday. “The people that know me know that I would never hurt my children.” Adding of the red rat snake, “His teeth are too small to actually puncture the skin. So he’s very harmless.”

Jun 11 06:16

DEMS CUT HILLARY DEEP WITH 1 SIMPLE DEMAND... SHE'LL BE FUMING MAD

Back in March, Hillary Clinton announced at a St. Patrick’s Day event in Scranton, Pennsylvania that she was finally ready to put her presidential loss behind her and re-enter the political fray.

Jun 11 03:45

CONFIRMED! Radioactive Plutonium Particles Were Airborne at Hanford

K5Investigators have confirmed Alpha contamination measured in spots at Hanford. That means radioactive plutonium particles were airborne.

Jun 10 22:24

Richard Hammond crash video shows Grand Tour presenter hurtle into corner moments before devastating supercar smash

The presenter is now being treated in hospital with serious injuries – the worst of which is a fractured knee.

Co-host Jeremy Clarkson tweeted out about the crash, writing: “It was the biggest crash I’ve ever seen and the most frightening but incredibly, and thankfully, Richard seems to be mostly OK.”

He was driving a Rimac Concept One at the time, an electronic vehicle which can reach speeds of nearly 200mph.

Jun 10 19:19

Fire board rules CA firefighter can’t wear ‘Black Lives Matter’ pin on uniform

The Humboldt Bay Fire Joint Powers Authority Board of Directors sided with Fire Chief Bill Gillespie Wednesday after a five-hour hearing over a Black Lives Matter lapel pin he ordered engineer Matt McFarland to remove from his uniform in March, the Lost Coast Outpost reports.

Jun 10 19:18

Indiana mom sues principal, teacher after son ‘forced’ to recite Pledge of Allegiance

An Indiana mom filed a lawsuit against an elementary school teacher and principal for allegedly forcing her son to recite the Pledge of Allegiance.

Jamie Porter said her son's first grade teacher removed the boy from class when he refused to stand for the Pledge of Allegiance back in March, according to Fox 59. The lawsuit, filed by the ACLU on behalf of the family, alleged that the boy refused to recite it because he was "protesting" the government.

Jun 10 17:33

I fought Ohm's Law and the law won: Drone crash takes out power to Silicon Valley homes

A wayward quadcopter is being blamed for a power outage in Google's back yard this week.

The city of Mountain View said that a large portion of the city, including city hall and the central library, were without power from 8:15 to 11:00 Thursday night, as part of an outage that knocked out service to around 1,600 customers.

The culprit for the attack was quickly identified as a semi-crispy hobby drone that had struck a power line. The quadcopter craft was almost completely destroyed from the collision, as the wreckage photos show.

Jun 10 16:32

There really was obstruction of justice and 10 other things we learned from Comey testimony

What it all boils down to is the fact that the propaganda media, the Democrats and the #NeverTrumpers way overplayed their hand. In claiming collusion with Russia, impeachable offenses and obstruction of justice, they set a high bar. It was not met; not even close. So Trump once again comes out a winner and his opponents look like losers.

Jun 10 16:31

Robert Fisk: This is the real story behind the economic crisis unfolding in Qatar

After promising to fight to the death against Shia Iranian “terror,” Saudi Arabia and its closest chums have now ganged up on one of the wealthiest of their neighbours, Qatar, for being a fountainhead of “terror”. Only Shakespeare’s plays could come close to describing such treachery. Shakespeare’s comedies, of course.

Jun 10 16:13

The Tyranny of Government Science

We have reached a dangerous state of scientific tyranny. People are ridiculed and even vilified for questioning the prevailing narratives about the nature of our world, but this counters the true meaning of science. At its core, science is about questioning what we think we know.

Jun 10 16:09

‘Soft Coup’ on Trump, Hiding in Plain Sight

So what were we watching in ex-FBI Director James Comey’s testimony on Thursday: an upright public servant punished for resisting a power-mad President or a participant in a political scheme to use the law as a way to overturn a U.S. presidential election?

Jun 10 16:08

How Bank "Bail-Outs" Become Bank "Bail-Ins" (Video)

The last global financial crisis didn’t just hit American banks hard; European banks suffered just as much, if not more. And while our banks have largely recovered from the crisis, the same is not true for some European banks particularly those in the ‘PIGS’ (Portugal, Italy, Greece, and Spain). And recent news shows how bad the banking situation in Spain has gotten.

In the following video, Right Wing News looks how Spanish bank Banco Santander had just bought troubled bank Banco Popular for the symbolic price of 1 Euro. While governments and financial media are crowing over this deal as some sort of victory, don’t they realize that Banco Santander had essentially bought up a toxic balance sheet of $150 billion on less than 24 hours due diligence? And this situation may soon repeat itself in Italy, with many smaller banks teetering on the brink of collapse.

Jun 10 15:27

WATCH: Antifa Mob Beats Man In Seattle; Then, Open Carrying Anarchist Learns How Stupid He Is

At the “March Against Sharia” protest in Seattle on Saturday, a mob of Antifa/Anarchists started beating a man. Unfortunately for one anarchist in particular, his decision to open-carry while participating in the beatdown could see him facing felony charges.

Jun 10 13:34

UK and terrorism: Jeremy Corbyn tries the truth

Lawrence Davidson examines the relationship between Britain’s misguided neoconservative foreign policy, the recent terrorist attacks in the country and the outcome of the parliamentary election, which resulted in the ruling Conservatives losing many of their parliamentary seats.>>

Jun 10 13:32

UK Prime Minister Theresa May's "disgusting, desperate attempt to stay in power"

Stuart Littlewood views Theresa May’s vanity, appalling leadership and poor judgement which led her to call a snap election, lose her party’s parliamentary majority and end up in alliance with “an unsavoury group of Protestant fundamentalist hardliners”.>>

Jun 10 11:00

RUN, HIDE AND DENY IN LONDON Islamic terrorism has no religion even when it’s shouting, “This is for Islam.”

As Muslim terrorists rampaged around London, Met police debuted the new “Run, Hide and Tell” program. But instead some Londoners chose to stand and fight. They fought with pint glasses and barstools as the Muslim killers shouting, “This is for Allah” stabbed women in trendy eateries.

Some drivers tried to ram the killers. An unarmed police officer attacked the terrorists with a baton. An off-duty police officer tackled one of the Muslim terrorists. Both men were severely wounded.

Other unarmed police officers ran away.

Met counter-terrorism chief Mark Rowley sympathetically noted that, "If someone acts on instinct and perhaps decides to fight because they have no choice, we would never criticise them for that.”

It was kind of him not to criticize those Londoners who reacted with their base instincts and tried to fight the Muslim killers instead of running, hiding and telling, then reemerging for a vigil or a concert.

Jun 10 10:41

Richard Hammond ‘airlifted to hospital’ after SHOCK CRASH filming The Grand Tour

RICHARD HAMMOND has been involved in a serious crash while filming for the new series of The Grand Tour, according to reports.

The 47-year-old TV star was driving a £2million Rimac supercar for the Amazon Prime series when it “lost control” before flipping and bursting into flames.

Jun 10 10:11

LAWMAKER BUSTED FOR DRUNK DRIVING WANTS TO RESTRICT MEDICAL MARIJUANA USE

A Florida lawmaker caught driving drunk just a few months ago voted today to keep smoked medical cannabis illegal in the state. Cary Pigman, a Republican congressman representing the 55th District in Florida came out strongly against allowing smokable marijuana in the bill that passed today in response to voters’ decision last year to allow for medical marijuana.

Amendment 2 was a restrictive medical marijuana proposition that “supported legalizing medical marijuana for individuals with specific debilitating diseases or comparable debilitating conditions as determined by a licensed state physician,” Ballotpedia notes.

The measure passed overwhelmingly in the election, and now lawmakers have hammered out the details. Among them is reportedly the prohibition on smoking marijuana, a form of treatment has been documented to help provide relief a wide range of illnesses and symptoms, including HIV-related complications, neuropathic pain, and chronic pain.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I would be reasonably certain that some of this legislator's campaign funds came from both corporations producing liquor, and pharmaceuticals, because unless they are able to get out in front, and quickly, and produce marijuana themselves, they are terrified of how the production of this plant will cut into their businesses.

Jun 10 10:05

New York Attorney General 'looking into' Eric Trump foundation practices

They can't get Trump for the BEX Russia Gate,so now they go after Trump's children.
Despicable these people are. Trump needs to get some Jack Dempsey killer instinct going and get some Federal Grand Juries going on these bums!

June 10 (UPI) -- The office of New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is "looking into" the Eric Trump Foundation.

Eric Soufer, a spokesman for Schneiderman's office, said it began examining the charitable foundation founded by President Donald Trump's son, Eric Trump, after a report in Forbes that raised questions about practices by the foundation which seemed to violate state laws.

Jun 10 09:27

The IRS Can Seize Your Money Based on a Hunch. This Bill Will Bring That to an End.

The IRS, not content with expropriating the wealth of its citizens on April 15 every year, has now taken up the practice of seizing funds that have been involved in perfectly legal transactions on the basis of a hunch.

Thankfully, legislation in the House and the Senate has been introduced to bring this practice to a halt. Both chambers should act on the bills swiftly.

urrent law circumvents ancient concepts like due process and innocence until guilt is proven. The federal government then places the burden of reclaiming the assets on the citizen it targeted.

This situation threatens the liberty of American citizens.

The Treasury’s inspector general for tax administration conducted a review of this practice and concluded in a March 30 report that the IRS “criminal investigators mainly pursued law-abiding citizens and businesses when seizing assets in civil forfeiture cases because they were easier to go after.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Were I a betting woman, I would not bet that this legislation will, in fact, come to pass, as attractive and reasonable as this legislation sounds.

The IRS has become a Frankenstinian, out of control monster, and the 16th Amendment to the Constitution, upon which this was founded, was never legally ratified.

16th Amendment Fraudulently Declared Ratified

Jun 10 09:19

Comey’s Columbia leaker pal goes into hiding after testimony

He took the right to remain silent!

A Columbia University professor from Brooklyn went into hiding Thursday after pal James Comey revealed during his Senate testimony that the man leaked memos detailing the former FBI chief’s conversations with President Trump to the press.

Daniel Richman confirmed by e-mail to several reporters that he was the “good friend” and law-school prof who Comey slipped the documents — then hightailed it out of his tony Brooklyn Heights home and refused to answer any more questions.

Jun 10 09:16

WHY IS ISIS ATTACKING THE PHILIPPINES?

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

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

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

Webmaster's Commentary: 

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

Jun 10 09:09

WHY HAS THE GCC AND EGYPT TURNED ON QATAR?

It is important to note which countries in the anti-Syria coalition are not part of the anti-Qatar coalition, specifically Turkey. The one thing Turkey and Qatar have in common besides funding and facilitating terrorists for the purpose of overthrowing the Syrian government, is support for the Muslim Brotherhood. After all, Turkey’s Erdogan has long supported the MB and has maintained close ties with them for years. Turkey is also currently debating the possibility of deploying Turkish troops to a base in Qatar.

So what we are seeing is, in part, an anti-Muslim Brotherhood coalition with the focus being placed on Qatar, the country which is seen as being perhaps the biggest patron of the organization.

The Iranian Element

Webmaster's Commentary: 

All of these elements, taken together, appear to be leading toward an ultimate Saudi proxy war against Iran, supported by the US and Israel, which will, almost inevitably, lead to a war against Russia, whose military and political class have, very publicly, stated that any attack on Iran will have Russia come to defend it, militarily.

And I very frankly think that we are looking at a question of "when", rather than "if".

The current regimes in DC, Tel Aviv, and Riyadh want to see the current regime in Tehran crushed, and by any means necessary, in order to install a western-centric puppet, as the US military and intelligence agencies did in 1953, and renew the curse of private central banking in this country.

President Rouhani, the Iranian Parliament, and the Iranian military, have every reason to be concerned about this demonisation of Qatar, and where it might be leading, geopolitically and militarily.

Jun 10 08:28

Russian fighter jet intercepts 2 US bombers over Baltic Sea

A Russian fighter jet has safely intercepted a small group of US warplanes over the Baltic Sea during an annual set of military drills, the US Department of Defense said in a tweet.

See pics...

Jun 10 08:16

NSA Leaker Reality Winner: I'll Play The 'Pretty, White And Cute' Card To Avoid Jail Time

The 25-year-old former government contractor charged with leaking classified information from the National Security Agency (NSA), Reality Leigh Winner, says she plans on playing up the "pretty, white and cute" card with the hope of avoiding jail time.

Jun 10 08:05

Judge in Bundy Ranch Case Wants Defendants In Chains For Trial

In the case of UNITED STATES OF AMERICA VS. Cliven Bundy et al, Judge Gloria Navarro has demanded the defendants all wear chains throughout their trials. The simple question is, why? These are men who have demonstrated they are not violent nor have they attempted to escape from the prison system they have been incarcerated in for almost a year and a half.

In a response to the order by Judge Navarro, attorney for Pete Santilli, Chris Rasmussen, cited the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruling in May 2017 to bolster the claim that his client's rights are being violated, as are all the other defendants in the case.

"Peter Santilli hereby asserts his Fifth Amendment right to be present in Court without shackles," reads the motion.

Jun 10 07:59

Army-bound high school student prohibited from wearing military sash at graduation. This is why.

Elias Velazquez, an Army-bound California high school senior, revealed that his Redlands High School is not allowing him to wear his Army sash with his commencement robes when he graduates on Friday.

Jun 10 07:57

Subway employee loses it during a store robbery. It doesn’t end well … for the robber.

An employee at a Subway restaurant employee in Warren, OH deterred a robbery with just three words: “Get a job.”
In the video, a man can be seen arguing with Cathy Stafford, the Subway employee, over her refusal to open the cash register drawer and give her cash.

Jun 10 07:54

Texas sheriff actively promoting visas for illegal immigrants

A Texas sheriff is actively promoting visas to the illegal immigrant community. The sheriff is preparing pamphlets advising certain illegal immigrants how they might qualify for special visas.

Travis County Sheriff “Sanctuary Sally” Hernandez came up with the idea of instructing crime victims who happen to be in the country illegally on how they can apply for a “U visa,” Fox 7 in Austin reported. Merely filing out the application for the visa, intended to help true crime victims, is enough to at least temporarily block immigration officials from deporting an applicant.

Jun 10 07:33

Retiring superintendent who said ‘blessing’ at high school graduation gets harsh going-away present

A Missouri school district superintendent found himself in hot water last month after he after invited the crowd at a high school commencement to stand as he recited a “blessing” — a move that angered some graduates.

Jun 10 07:20

SUPER CREEP! WHAT MARK ZUCKERBERG IS ABOUT TO DO TO YOUR SMARTPHONE WILL MAKE YOU CRINGE

Facebook wants to spy on YOU through your smartphone camera and analyse the emotions on your face. The social network just patented technology that monitors users' reactions to posts, messages and adverts you see on its app.

Jun 10 07:04

The Real Obstruction of Justice We Heard From Comey

We heard quite a lot during Mr. Comey’s testimony to Congress on Thursday. But in what was yet another bombshell being downplayed by the mainstream media, we learned that President Obama’s Attorney General Loretta Lynch asked him to downplay the Hillary Clinton email investigation.

Jun 10 06:46

Accused NSA leaker Reality Winner wrote, ‘I want to burn the White House down’: Prosecutors

The accusation came during a U.S. district court hearing Thursday in which a Georgia judge denied bail to Winner, CBS News said. Winner pleaded not guilty to charges that she illegally retained and transmitted national defense information, the outlet reported, adding that the federal crime carries a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison.

Jun 10 06:44

After distress call, Fort Worth cops chip in to buy life-saving device for struggling WWII vet

When 95-year-old World War II veteran Julius Hatley of Fort Worth, Texas, woke up Thursday morning soaked in sweat due to a broken air conditioning unit, he wasn’t sure what to do. Hatley ended up calling 911, and two Fort Worth police officers were dispatched to what was considered a low priority call.

Jun 10 06:38

Putin warns of “hot war” and nuclear holocaust

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With tensions among the world’s super powers mounting in places like Ukraine, Syria, North Korea and most recently Qatar and Iran, it may only be a matter of time before someone pushes the red button.

When they do, all bets are off, and as we’ve learned from the assassination of Archduke Ferdinand in June of 1914, once the trigger is pulled there’s no going back and hundreds of millions of lives, perhaps billions, will hang in the balance.

Jun 09 16:22

Seoul Will Honor THAAD Agreement with US - South Korean Security Chief

South Korea’s national security adviser has said that Seoul will abide by its agreement with the US on deploying the controversial Terminal High Altitude Area Defense system (THAAD), as North Korea continues to pose “very serious and urgent threat.”

This statement follows North Korea’s claim that it has tested a new type of missile that could strike South Korean and US warships "at will" if attacked.

Four missiles were fired Thursday that traveled 125 miles before landing in the sea off North Korea’s east coast, according to South Korea national security head Chung Eui-yong.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Wow, that was a huge, and amazing turnaround, on the part of the South Korean Government...

Jun 09 16:19

President Trump Demands Qatar Stop Funding Terrorists

"Stop funding, stop teaching hate, and stop the killing," US President Donald Trump said Friday during a news conference with the Romanian president after alleging that Doha has propped up Islamist extremists.

"No more funding," Trump emphasized. His comments come following the diplomatic row that erupted last week between Qatar and major Middle East powers like Saudi Arabia and Egypt.

Mattis Aware of Steps Planned to Isolate Qatar - Pentagon
The "high level" of support — whether it be financial, logistical or moral — for terror groups originating in Doha must stop, the president said.

"I want to call on all of the nations to stop immediately supporting terrorism," Trump reiterated.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

It is painfully obvious that Tillerson's remarks earlier today were simply for American public consumption, as though the US government had absolutely nothing to do with greenlighting this coming war.

We are in a place now, where there can be no speculation about "if" a war against Qatar, and ultimately Iran, is going to happen; we are in a place of "when" such a war will happen.

My gut is telling me, sooner rather than later.

I have to wonder what the orders are for those 11,000 US service members in Qatar are going to be, once the fertilizer hits the ventilation shaft.

Jun 09 15:56

Twitter “Verifies” Man Who Claims to Be Bill Clinton’s Illegitimate Son (Video)

In a saga that will probably soon appear on tabloids next to supermarket checkout counters, Twitter has just given a ‘verified’ badge to Danney Williams, an Arkansas resident who claims to be Bill Clinton’s illegitimate son. Knowing the proclivities of ‘Slick Willy’, we wouldn’t put it past him to have one or several illegitimate children.

In the following video, Right Wing News muses as to whether or not Williams could really be Clinton’s son, and the implications if so. Williams has been openly campaigning for Clinton to provide a DNA sample, even telling Hillary “I heard Hillary say she spent her life helping children … If black lives truly matter to her, why not mine?” Of course, considering that Hillary has turned a blind eye to her husband’s many indiscretions for the sake of power, why should this be any different?

Jun 09 14:48

Thousands attend funeral for victims of Tehran terror attacks

(*No Big Deal! Has anybody else cracked the hidden significance of The Comey Testimony ?)

Jun 09 13:55

Tillerson Tells Arab States To Lift Qatar Blockade: "It's Hindering The Campaign Against ISIS"

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson called on the Saudi Arabia-led coalition, which includes UAE, Bahrain and Egypt and others, to lift its blockade of Qatar, saying that the cutoff is hindering the fight against the (Qatar-funded) Islamic State. Tillerson also said the blockade had led to food shortages and forced families to uproot themselves and pull their children from school.

“We believe there are unintended consequences, especially during this holy month of Ramadan but they can be addressed immediately,” Tillerson said.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I applaud President Trump's Tillerson's approach to attempting to resolve this issue; and yes, it is horrifically awkward, because the US government has alliances on both sides of the issue, and Qatar hosts about 11,000 US service members.

But that being said, I am concerned that Tillerson doesn't know with whom he is dealing, between the Royal House of Saud, the Saudi government, and Saudi military. The concept of "face" is critically important in the Middle East, and unless he and President Trump can figure out a way to get the Saudis to back down without appearing to have "lost face" on this issue.

And after his visit to Saudi Arabia, Trump may have just given the Saudis the indication that they had a "green light" to go ahead with this blockade; if so, that has got to be undone, and quickly.

Jun 09 13:41

Top Miami Civil Lawyer Ervin Gonzalez Found Dead At His Home

The 57-year-old attorney was the past president of the Dade County Bar Association. His death is being investigated as a suicide.

Jun 09 13:40

AMAZON SCRAMBLES TO KNOCK CONSERVATIVE BOOK OFF #1 SPOT... SUNK TO NEW LEVEL

In what looks like could be a new low for Amazon, a book on Amazon’s best sellers, “Dangerous” by Milo Yiannopoulos, was knocked out of its place by a Dr. Seuss. What’s fishy isn’t that it simply switched places, but the circumstance around its drop.

Jun 09 13:32

OH CRAP! WHAT TRUMPS TOP BRASS JUST REVEALED ABOUT CHINA MAY PUSH US TO THE EDGE OF ETERNITY

With its reef expansion apparently finishing up, China is working to extend the reach of its military power. China is outfitting its manmade island outposts in the South China Sea with warplane hangars and weapons, the Pentagon said Tuesday in its annual assessment of Beijing’s military.

Jun 09 13:18

ISIS Ramps Up Attacks on Civilians; 477 Killed in Iraq

The United Nations said the organization is investigating airstrikes that took place on May 31 in Mosul. At the time, it was unclear whether they occurred or which forces were behind what was described as a “carpet bombing.” About 50-80 people were killed; 47 deaths were previously recorded. The U.N. also reported hundreds more Islamic State killings in recent weeks.

Conditions at the Khazir displacement camp near Mosul are deteriorating with summer coming on. Uncomfortable heat, increasing numbers of insects and reptiles, and an outbreak of scabies are making residents miserable and ill.

The United States criticized the upcoming Kurdish independence referendum as a distraction from more important issues such as the war against the Islamic State militants. Germany expressed concern that the referendum could worsen sectarian tension. Meanwhile, the Iraqi Turkoman Front (ITF), an umbrella group of political parties, rejected the referendum.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is officially horrible, and the numbers are probably far worse than these estimates.

And as to the Kurdish Referendum coming in September, we will most likely see yet more civil war in Iraq, because the Kurdish referendum is completely against the will of what is left of the Iraqi government.

And we may see regime change in Baghdad, coming from within.

Anyone out there remember the fiery cleric, Muqtada Al Sadr?!? The guy who ultimately told the US that they had to get out of town in Iraq, at precisely the date and time stated by the SOFA agreement, or else he was going to send his Mahdi army after every American in Iraq?!?

Yeah, that guy!!

Well, he is looking - and sounding - as though he wants to make a run for the
next Iraqi election. Here is what he said regarding Macron's election, this last May:

Iraqi prominent cleric Sayyid Muqtada al-Sadr said on Sunday he was looking forward to an "interfaith and inter-civilization dialogue" with France under newly-elected president Emmanuel Macron. The leader of Sadrist Movement described Macron's presidential win as a victory for the moderate politicians in Europe. In a statement, al-Sadr said, "Despite the recent ascend of evil powers in Europe, we find the extremist ideology recessed with the victory of Macron in France, and it is a very important European country". He also expressed hopes the latest developments would lead to expelling all extremist figures from Europe.

Call me silly, but I find this outreach for dialogue, very intelligent; reasonable; and he can hardly do worse than the current President of Iraq, Fuad Masum.

Of course, the US would be horrifically upset if Al-Sadr actually won the election, because there would be no guarantee that Iraq's oil would be US controlled and sold only in the US dollar, as it is now.

Jun 09 12:47

It's All Coming Apart, This Is Where It Gets Scary

Comey testifies in front of congress and it did not go as planned. The deep state is in trouble and it is falling apart. There was not Russian investigation, Trump did not obstruct justice, but Comey turns out to be a leaker.

Jun 09 12:41

Water supplies cut to Kiev-controlled settlements due to government’s troops shellingMore:http://tass.com/world/950640

Water supplies to Kiev-controlled settlements in the eastern Ukrainian region of Donbass were cut after the government troops shelled a water supply facility near the village of Yasinovataya, a negotiator of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) said.
"The vast majority of citizens, who were affected by the water supply cuts, reside on the territory controlled by the Ukrainian government," said Denis Pushilin, the head of the DPR delegation to the reconciliation talks in Minsk.
"Although our citizens faced no major disruptions due to a timely effort by our utility services, residents of about 40 settlements on the opposite side of the contact line will be a lot less lucky," the Donetsk News Agency quoted him as saying.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

WHY were these soldiers ordered to shoot up their own water resources?!? Who would have made such a bone-headed decision, and why?!?

Jun 09 12:32

AFTER LAYING OFF THOUSANDS, BOEING CEO SAYS OFFSHORING WORK TO CHINA WON’T “DIRECTLY HARM” US JOBS

Boeing, the largest US exporter by dollar value, faces a tough environment for commercial jetliners. In 2016, net orders dropped 13% from 2015 and 53% from 2014, to just 668 planes, the lowest level since 2010! Through June 6, 2017, Boeing has just 208 net orders.

The company is under pressure to cut costs. So there has been wave after wave of job cuts through voluntary buyouts and involuntary layoffs last year and this year. Its payroll has shriveled by about 30,000 workers over the past five years. At the end of May it was down to 145,000.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Forgive me, but has Boeing's President, Dennis Muilenburg, gone absolutely barking dog, foaming at the mouth mad, to make such a statement?!?

Jun 09 12:27

US-BACKED FORCES ENTER RAQQA AS COALITION DROPS WHITE PHOSPHORUS BOMBS

In what some speculate may be the beginning of the end for Daesh (ISIS), the U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) entered Raqqa – Daesh’s Syrian stronghold – for the first time on Tuesday. SDF commander Rojda Felat told the AFP news agency that the group is “fighting street battles inside Raqqa now, and we have experience in urban warfare.” The advance came after heavy airstrikes by the U.S.-led coalition, which killed more than 20 civilians trying to flee the offensive by boat.

The push for the U.S.-backed SDF to claim Raqqa from Daesh has been in the works for over seven months, having only been made possible by U.S.-led coalition air support, thousands of military advisers and deliveries of heavy weapons. While the U.S.-led coalition, particularly the U.S. itself, claims that this support is all for the common cause of eradicating Daesh, their plans for Raqqa following a Daesh defeat could make the future goal of a united Syria all but impossible to achieve.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Forgive me, but if these reports about the purported US use of white phosphorous and cluster bomb weapons are true, isn't the use of both white phosphorus and cluster bomb weapons banned, internationally, for use against civilians?!?

It appears that the US military is rapidly going rogue, with an "ends justify the means" attitude (now, where have we heard THAT before?!?), and a completely cavalier "Assassinations R Us" level of insensitivity to civilian deaths.

Jun 09 12:18

JOHN MCCAIN’S INCOHERENT QUESTIONING OF JAMES COMEY SHOWS WHY WE NEED TERM LIMITS

Does America really need a permanent ruling class of career politicians? According to Real Clear Politics, right now Congress has an average approval rating of just 18.8 percent. It is an institution that is dominated by politicians that are able to keep winning elections over and over again because they are extremely good at raising money. And our permanent ruling class of politicians has learned that it greatly pays to pander to the special interests and the wealthy donors that are able to inject large amounts of cash into their campaigns. This incestuous system produces many incumbents that are almost unbeatable, and the result is that some of these Congress critters end up staying in Washington much, much longer than they should.

On Thursday, we witnessed a perfect example of this. Senator John McCain’s incoherent questioning of James Comey got so much attention on social media that USA Today did a whole story about it…

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Mc Cain has become an absolute embarrassment to both the voters of his state Arizona) and the entire country as well.

And yes, term limits in Congress would be a very good way to go, as well as insuring that all financial issues be put in a blind trust, the moment they take the oath of office.

And raising money is a part of staying in power; the other factor, which the author of this article, apparently, does not want to address is vote manipulation by electronic means. And if you want to educate yourself as to the depth and breath of this problem, here's a website you really need to visit.

www.blackboxvoting.org

Jun 09 12:16

RUSSIA’S FOOD SHIPMENTS TO QATAR ARE A SOFT POWER MASTERSTROKE

The Qatari-Saudi Cold War is a geopolitical scheme cooked up by the US and the UAE, as I explained in my 21st Century Wire article about “The Machiavellian Plot to Provoke Saudi Arabia and Qatar into a “Blood Border” War”, but it’s not exactly a surprise that it happened. My September 2016 forward-looking analysis about “The GCC: The Tripartite’s Big Barter In The ‘Eurasian Balkans’” presciently forecast that a second round of Gulf tensions was bound to occur, and that the Great Power Tripartite of Russia, Iran, and Turkey could cooperate with Qatar in helping to break Riyadh’s stranglehold on the GCC. Moreover, my Geopolitica.Ru analysis from earlier this week about “Russia’s Energy Diplomacy In The Mideast: Boom Or Bust?” accurately predicted that Russia will play a role in mediating tensions between the two feuding GCC countries, which has now officially come to pass with the Qatari Foreign Minister’s visit to Moscow this weekend.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

As always, Putin is a million chess moves ahead of everyone else in this geopolitical "realignment" in the Middle East.

Jun 09 12:15

Pay Attention: The Police State Is Here

There’s a storm coming, folks. The police state has already been with us awhile now. The two attacks in the UK could be a preview of things to come, even across the pond, here in the US.

Jun 09 12:09

JOHN MCCAIN’S INCOHERENT QUESTIONING OF JAMES COMEY SHOWS WHY WE NEED TERM LIMITS

Does America really need a permanent ruling class of career politicians? According to Real Clear Politics, right now Congress has an average approval rating of just 18.8 percent. It is an institution that is dominated by politicians that are able to keep winning elections over and over again because they are extremely good at raising money. And our permanent ruling class of politicians has learned that it greatly pays to pander to the special interests and the wealthy donors that are able to inject large amounts of cash into their campaigns. This incestuous system produces many incumbents that are almost unbeatable, and the result is that some of these Congress critters end up staying in Washington much, much longer than they should.

On Thursday, we witnessed a perfect example of this. Senator John McCain’s incoherent questioning of James Comey got so much attention on social media that USA Today did a whole story about it…

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Mc Cain has become an absolute embarrassment to both the voters of his state Arizona) and the entire country as well.

And yes, term limits in Congress would be a very good way to go, as well as insuring that all financial issues be put in a blind trust, the moment they take the oath of office.

And raising money is a part of staying in power; the other factor, which the author of this article, apparently, does not want to address is vote manipulation by electronic means. And if you want to educate yourself as to the depth and breath of this problem, here's a website you really need to visit.

www.blackboxvoting.org

Jun 09 11:57

U.S. TWITTER ERUPTS OVER NEWS THAT HILLARY CLINTON USED BLACK PRISON LABOR WHILE FIRST LADY OF ARKANSAS

Twitter users have reacted with surprise and fury over excerpts from Hillary Clinton’s 1996 book It Takes A Village. On June 6,Jeanette Jing, an activist with over 33,000 followers on Twitter who supports Clinton’s Democratic opponent Sen. Bernie Sanders, shared two pages of the work in which Clinton reminisces about the black prisoners who worked in the Arkansas governor’s mansion she shared with her husband, Bill Clinton, who led the state from 1979 to 1981 and 1983 to 1992.

“When we moved in, I was told that using prison labor at the governor’s mansion was a longstanding tradition, which kept down costs,” Clinton writes. She adds that most of the workers were convicted murderers and she became friendly with “a few of them, African-American men in their thirties who had already served 12 to 18 years of their sentences.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

If, in fact, these allegations are true, welcome...to the Real Hillary Clinton!!

And talking about moral illiterates, didn't she understand that the use of prison labor in this manner is completely, morally wrong?!?

Jun 09 11:49

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

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

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

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

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

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

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Absoflippinglutely unbelievable!!

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

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

Jun 09 11:47

Scoop: McCain Furious at Staff for Exposing His Senility at Comey Hearing

John McCain’s staff yesterday prepared for him a series of questions that had all been asked by the time it was the Arizona Senator’s time to speak to former FBI Director James Comey at a hearing on June 8th.

As such, McCain was forced to “freestyle” questions to Comey. His staffers were panicking when McCain began his comments.

Jun 09 11:41

NY insurers want double-digit hikes for ObamaCare policies

Surprise, surprise!

Jun 09 11:41

Russian lawmaker scoffs at Comey testimony

A senior Russian lawmaker has dismissed the testimony of former FBI Director James Comey as insignificant.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

So have we.

Jun 09 10:39

The Evil of Killing Children

What type of person could ever knowingly kill innocent children? If a private individual were to intentionally kill innocent children, my hunch is that most everyone would recognize that as the epitome of evil. Yet, strangely, I hardly ever come across an U.S. op-ed or an editorial commenting on the evil of killing Iraqi children with the sanctions that the U.S. government enforced for more than 10 years.

Jun 09 10:35

Trump faces growing Senate resistance on Saudi arms deal

As President Donald Trump aligns with Saudi Arabia amid a fresh dispute among Gulf nations, senators in both parties as soon as Thursday will try to block him from selling more than $500 million in offensive weapons to Riyadh.

The Senate bid to stop the Saudi arms sales — a small portion of what the White House claims will be a $110 billion package — is likely to fail. But the push to tie Trump's hands will probably find more support than a similar brushback pitch directed at President Barack Obama last year, as Democrats are far more united behind the proposal. Not only do Democrats have little reason to give Trump a win on any front, they're also stepping up their outcry over Saudi involvement in Yemen’s worsening civil war.

Jun 09 10:20

Ex-FBI Director James Comey Proved One Thing In His Testimony On Capitol Hill: His Leadership Of The FBI Has Permanently Damaged The Integrity Of The United States!

I intend to use research from my past reports to prove James Comey has permanently damaged the integrity of the United States. Further, he cannot be taken seriously, and not only should he have been fired; but after his testimony from June 8, 2016 on Capitol Hill, a special prosecutor should be appointed to investigate Comey’s crimes. He is plainly guilty of treason against the United States!

Jun 09 09:01

Comey hailed as ‘intelligence porn star’ by Assange, as Snowden defends ‘leak’

Assange seized the opportunity to play on the former FBI Director’s own words, when he coined the term "intelligence porn" in his criticism of WikiLeaks' activities.

Jun 09 08:50

Trump slams “liar, leaker” Comey, claims “total and complete vindication”

After an uncharacteristic two-day social media silence, in which some wondered if White House lawyers had finally taken control of Trump’s iPhone, President Trump broke a nearly two-day silence on Twitter Friday morning to slam James Comey as a “liar” and a “leaker” the day after the fired FBI director’s testimony before Congress.

Jun 09 08:42

THE FAKELECTION: nobody won, but Brexit lost bigtime.

Irony was ladled upon mendacity last night, as the Brexit Coronation of Theresa May turned into a chaos of coalition. It could, in turn, lead to the State funeral of Brexit. As a democrat, I’m delighted. As a Leaver, I’m bitterly disappointed.

Jun 09 08:40

What is the Future for Brexit Now That the Election is Done?

Prime Minster Theresa May took a gamble and she lost. The majority that her party held has been lost and it is now almost certain that she will only be able to form a government with the backing of the DUP.

Jun 09 08:20

WATCH: AL SHARPTON JUST DROPPED THE HAMMER ON BILL MAHER OVER N-WORD USE

Al Sharpton says he considers comedian and political commentator Bill Maher a friend. But friend or not, Sharpton says Maher must be “held accountable” for his use of the N-word on Friday’s broadcast of Real Time with Bill Maher.

Jun 09 08:19

Teen shot dead in front of Detroit high school — over pair of Air Jordans

A Detroit 17-year-old was shot dead and his 21-year-old friend injured after the two met up with someone to sell a pair of Air Jordan shoes in front of Loyola High School.

Police believe the two met the suspect online and arranged to sell the shoes near the school around 2 p.m. on Tuesday, when the buyer got into the back seat of a silver SUV driven by the 17-year-old, Fox 2 reports.

Jun 09 08:15

Large numbers of humpback whales have returned to NYC for the first time in a century

The sight of a humpback whale fluke set against the New York City skyline is an anomaly no longer.
For the first time in 100 years, sizable numbers of humpback whales are being spotted in the waters off NYC, and it's thanks to years of environmental clean-up efforts, Popular Science reports.

Jun 09 08:15

900 High School students in Georgia groped by officers during warrantless drug sweep, lawsuit says

About 900 students at a Georgia high school were groped by law enforcement officers during a drug sweep that was conducted without a warrant and didn’t yield any drugs, a federal lawsuit claims.
The suit was filed by a human rights group on behalf of students at Worth County High after an April 14 incident when about 40 officers showed up at the school without advance notice.

Jun 09 08:13

Web giant won't remove vile rants: One million see videos which inspired killer but Google says it doesn't break their rules

Google has refused to remove vile YouTube rants by the hate preachers who inspired the London Bridge killers.

The Mail yesterday found a series of tirades by Ahmad Musa Jibril and Abu Haleema that were easily accessible on the video sharing site.

They used the Google-owned video platform to spread the warped messages which helped turn 27-year-old Khuram Butt into a fanatic bent on mass slaughter.

Jun 09 07:58

Twitter ‘verifies’ Bill Clinton ‘son’ — before Bubba does

Danney Williams is who he says he is — at least according to Twitter.
Twitter user Jack Posobiec notes the man who claims to be Bill Clinton’s son by a black prostitute was just “verified” by the social network, something the former president has yet to do.

Jun 09 07:56

Reality Winner Wanted to 'Burn Down The White House,' Pledge Allegiance to Taliban

According to federal prosecutors, NSA contractor and accused leaker Reality Winner had plans to burn down the White House, travel to Afghanistan, and pledge her allegiance to the Taliban.

Jun 09 07:47

Ex-intelligence contractor sues Comey

The former contractor is alleging the FBI covered up mass civil liberties violations against Americans; John Solomon and Sara Carter explain on 'Hannity'

Jun 09 07:29

London: Man Preyed On Lone Women Riding Buses, Sexually Assaulted 5 Of Them. His Sentence Is INSANE.

On Tuesday, Muhammad Mohsan, 18, was arrested and jailed in London after preying on lone women riding public buses and sexually assaulting them. Convicted on nine counts of sexual assault, which involved five different women ranging in age from 15 to 55, Mohsan was sentenced to serve only 16 months behind bars.

Jun 09 06:24

John McCain’s Incoherent Questioning Of James Comey Shows Why We Need Term Limits

Does America really need a permanent ruling class of career politicians? According to Real Clear Politics, right now Congress has an average approval rating of just 18.8 percent.

Jun 09 06:13

Trump Faces Mounting Senate Resistance on Saudi Deal

(*We Want Our Money Back!
anonymous senate source)

Jun 08 23:12

Former Gov. Jesse Ventura Has a New Gig — on Russian Television

“I am working for the enemy of mainstream media now,” Jesse Ventura said of “The World According to Jesse,” a commentary show airing Fridays beginning this month on RT America, the Washington, D.C., arm of the international network RT.

Jun 08 15:59

In "Clear Escalation", Arab Countries Release List Of Terrorists Supported By Qatar

In what commentators have dubbed a "clear escalation", moments ago Arab states including Saudi Arabia, UAE, Egypt and Bahrain, have released a list that designates 59 individuals and 12 entities in Qatar as terrorist. The complete list of those named includes Qataris, Jordanians, Egyptians, Kuwaitis, Libyans.

The four countries released the names in “light of their commitment to fighting terrorism, drying up their sources of funding, combating extremist ideology and its dissemination and working together to eradicate it and immunize communities,” according to a statement made available to Al Arabiya.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Folks, I am very concerned that, seeing how these countries are lining up to demonize Qatar (this includes the UAE; Saudi Arabia; Egypt, and Bahrain), will probably be working in concert (along with the US military) to attack it.

Right now, it doesn't feel that we are in an "if" moment, that it can, with negotiations, be remedied; it feels like we are in a "when" moment, and that moment could happen at any time.

On the Qatari side, we see Turkey and Iran siding with Qatar.

And while some of the people enumerated on this list may well be terrorists, Qatar is really getting punished for its dominance in natural gas, where it shares underground reservoirs with Iran in the North Field; the Saudis want this for themselves, as their oil reserves are beginning to tap out, which means that their economy may ultimately tank, unless they can control Qatar's natural gas.

So ultimately, this is about regime change in Doha, which will most probably mean at least an attempted regime change in Tehran.

Backing up to really see the "big picture" here, I am very much reminded of the Moriarty speech at the end of the 2nd Sherlock Homes movie, "A Game of Shadows". He makes the observation that a war is coming, and he wants a lock on both the bullets and the bandages.

We are seeing an escalating situation in Syria; a war approaching against Qatar,and potentially, against Iran (which most probably means, war with Russia).

Jun 08 15:25

Democrats Are Hoping This Is Watergate – But In Reality Comey’s Testimony Turned Out To Be A Huge ‘Nothing Burger’

Many were anticipating that #ComeyDay would be the most monumental congressional hearing in decades, but the truth is that it turned out to be quite a dud. During two and a half hours of testimony in front of the Senate Intelligence Committee, former FBI Director James Comey didn’t tell us anything that we don’t already know.

Jun 08 14:58

Obama’s Bombshell Plot to Steal the 2020 Election Just Exposed (Video)

It is an open secret that gerrymandering has been used by both parties to redraw district lines in favor of their own party candidates. So far, it has been a balance with both sides doing it, effectively cancelling each other out. But now, reports have emerged of a much larger plot, one that could steal the 2020 election for the Democrats. With Barack Obama and Eric Holder reuniting once again for their roles within the National Democratic Redistricting Committee (NRDC), at the very LEAST, you can count on some shady and unethical behavior, and that’s at the very LEAST!

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