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Jan 06 16:24

PIERS MORGAN: Ricky Gervais delivered a glorious kick in the globes to Hollywood's woke virtue-signalling hypocrites - and exposed them as a bunch of shameless two-faced charlatans

Gervais's opening monologue at last night's Globes in Los Angeles only lasted seven minutes and 42 seconds.

But that was more than long enough for him to punch a gigantic crater in the absurdly two-faced PC-crazed balloon that infests modern Hollywood.

It was savage, brutal, vicious… and hilarious - exactly what that crowd needed, even if their shocked, frozen (and not just from all the Botox) faces suggested they'd just stumbled into hell on earth.

It was also what we all needed, which is why Gervais has been trending worldwide on Twitter ever since, to almost universal acclaim.

The reason his verbal assault resonated so powerfully is because it came just when many people, including me, feared the world had gone completely nuts – shamed, dragged and cancelled into supine submission by a staggeringly intolerant radical liberal mob intent on sucking every ounce of freedom and joy out of life.

Jan 06 16:19

Chaos over U.S. troops in Iraq as Pentagon insists they WON'T withdraw despite general leading anti-ISIS coalition saying they'll move 'out of Iraq' in draft letter released by mistake amid anger over attack that killed Qassem Soleimani

Reports Monday that the U.S. would soon withdraw all its forces from Iraq were turned on their heads minutes later when U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper told reporters there were no plans to pull up stakes.

'There's been no decision whatsoever to leave Iraq, period,' Esper said, adding that he and his staff were 'trying to figure out' the meaning of a letter signed by a brigadier general that suggested the opposite.

'There are no plans to leave,' he emphasized, suggesting discussion of a massive troop movement could be merely a signal that forces are being repositioned inside Iraq's borders.

Separately, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Mark Milley told reporters that the letter was 'a draft. It was a mistake. It was unsigned. It should not have been released.'

The draft was 'poorly worded' and 'implies withdrawal. That is not what’s happening,' Milley declared.

Jan 06 15:06

Mistakenly Sent Draft Letter Falsely Announces US Forces Preparing to Leave Iraq

Things are really getting interesting! Can you say mass confusion and failed State.

Milley said Monday the letter was "genuine," but had been sent by "mistake," noting it was an unsigned draft meant to underscore increased levels of troop movements.

US Secretary of Defense Mark Esper said Monday afternoon, "there's been no decision whatsoever to leave Iraq. Period."

Jan 06 14:35

‘No decision to leave Iraq’? Pentagon chief Esper contradicts subordinates on withdrawal plans

Looks like we have a fight between the military and the executive branch.

The US has no plans to pull out of Iraq, Defense Secretary Mark Esper told reporters after a letter to the government in Baghdad informing them of redeployment plans was published online.

"There's been no decision to leave Iraq. Period,” Esper told reporters at the Pentagon on Monday, in what appears to have been an off-camera briefing.

Jan 06 13:30

US-Led Coalition Tells Baghdad It Will 'Move Out' of Iraq - Official Letter

Following approval of a non-binding resolution by Iraq's parliament calling for US forces to leave the country, US military commanders announced they were drawing up preparatory plans for their departure.

Jan 06 13:17

US coalition to leave Iraq ‘in due deference to sovereignty’ – general

BREAKING!
The US Military appears to have turned on Trump.

Citing the vote in the Iraqi parliament, the head of US forces in Iraq has informed the government in Baghdad that the US-led coalition will indeed be leaving the country, contrary to public remarks by President Donald Trump.

“In due deference to the sovereignty” of Iraq, the Combined Joint Task Force Iraq will be “repositioning forces over the course of the coming days and weeks to prepare for onward movement,” Marine General William H. Seely III wrote in a letter to the Iraqi Defense Ministry on Monday.

Jan 06 12:52

Iraqi PM: Trump Asked Me to Mediate With Iran Then Assassinated My Guest

In the address, Abdul-Mahdi revealed that that Soleimani had traveled to Baghdad to deliver a message back from Iran to Saudi Arabia about a proposal to lower tensions in the region, that Soleimani was to meet with the Prime Minister the very morning he was assassinated, and — most crucially — that days prior Trump had asked the Iraqi Prime Minister to “play the mediator’s role” between the U.S. and Iran.

Oddly, this information is not yet a major headline in any mainstream publication and those that have mentioned it in passing do not explain its full implications.

Jan 06 12:40

Whitewashing War Crimes Has Become the American Way

The US Military has murdered 30 million+ civilians since the end of WW2.

Just after dawn on March 16, 1968, a company of U.S. Army infantrymen, led by Capt. Ernest Medina and spearheaded by Lt. William Calley, entered the small hamlet of My Lai in Quang Ngai province, South Vietnam. The villagers, mostly women and children, had no idea what was coming that day. If they had, they’d have fled.

Despite facing zero resistance and finding only a few weapons, Calley ordered his men to execute the entire population. In all, some 500 Vietnamese civilians were executed, including more than 350 women, children and babies. Other senior leaders in the chain of command had advised the soldiers of Charlie Company that all people in the village should be considered either Viet Cong or VC supporters. Medina and Calley were ordered to destroy the village. They did so with brutal precision and savagery.

Jan 06 12:35

There used to be salmon as big as golden retrievers in the Columbia River, but dams killed them off

If you cast a fishing line into the Columbia River in 1920, you’d better be ready for a fight. The Pacific Northwest was once home to an enormous strain of Chinook salmon, with specimens weighing 70 to 80 pounds — reaching as high as 125. These earned a hefty moniker: they were called “June hogs,” signifying both their size and the season to catch them.

Jan 06 12:30

Donald Trump’s belligerent threats to Iran’s cultural sites are grotesque

Donald Trump’s threat to destroy the sites of ancient Persia should send a shiver down the spine of any civilised person. How can anything justify American bombing of Persepolis or the mosques of Isfahan? Only the demented can see them as “threatening America”. It is on the same ethical plane as the Islamic State vandalism of Palmyra and Mosul.

The destruction of cultural artefacts in war is specifically outlawed under the Hague convention of 1954 and subsequent protocols. It ranks with genocide, chemical weapons and the “strategic” bombing of civilians as beyond the pale of human behaviour. The US does not recognise most of these treaties as it concedes extraterritorial sovereignty, but it normally obeys them.

Jan 06 12:25

Rothschild funded both sides of every war

Trump is their boy.
https://philosophyofmetrics.com/how-rothschild-inc-saved-donald-trump-...

The Rothschild Dynasty makes money off of both sides of every war.

Interview with Doctor Anthony C Sutton on his research about the funding of Nazi party and of Soviet communists by a group of American and European financiers.

The Rothschild Illuminati New World Order Agenda READ: 1666 Redemption Through Sin

Jan 06 11:56

9 Things Americans need to know about General Qasem Soleimani’s assassination and the US occupation of Iraq

After Washington’s illegal assassination of Iran’s decorated and beloved general, Qasem Soleimani, media outlets and pundits on both sides of the aisle wasted no time spewing falsehoods. These outlets and journalists rely on the ignorance of readers to peddle their lies and rewrite the narrative.

Indeed, most Americans had never heard the name “Qasem Soleimani” prior to January 2, 2020, but were suddenly instructed to hate him.

Jan 06 10:15

9+ Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Babe Ruth

He is George Herman Ruth, Jr., but you probably know him better as “The Bambino” or “The Sultan of Swat” or simply as “The Babe," Babe Ruth. He is one of the greatest sports figures in American culture and, even though decades have passed since Babe Ruth played baseball, he is still considered one of the best ball players of all time. Babe Ruth was just as colorful and charismatic off the field as he was on the field. Stories about him have become legendary. Let’s look at some facts, some trivia, and some stories that you (maybe) didn't know about Babe Ruth.

Jan 06 10:11

Border collie saves flock of sheep from wall of fire in Australia

A hero border collie has saved a flock of sheep as a wall of fire destroyed farmland in Australia.

Jan 06 10:06

The Most Isolated Lighthouse in the World

Precariously perched on a rock pillar in the Westman Islands in Iceland, the Þrídrangaviti lighthouse is arguably the most isolated lighthouse in the world. The structure, sitting some 120ft above the raging North Atlantic sea was built in 1939 (without the use of helicopters), which makes imagining how they ever built this place, even more impossible.

Jan 06 10:01

Joan Of Arc: 13 Insane Things You Didn't Know

If you remember your European history, you probably remember Joan of Arc as the determined teenage girl who led the French to victory over the English in a key battle of the Hundred Years' War before her capture and burning at the stake. While this simplistic summary of her life is accurate, there was also much more to the story. Let's look at some of the insane things you may not have known about Joan of Arc.

Jan 06 09:57

US Empire’s Passion For Iraqi Democracy Magically Disappears

Following a vote by the Iraqi parliament to remove foreign troops from the nation, the US president threatened to destroy Iraq’s economy in retaliation and to refuse to leave unless an expensive military base worth billions of dollars was paid for.

“If they do ask us to leave, if we don’t do it in a very friendly basis,” Trump told the press on Sunday. “We will charge them sanctions like they’ve never seen before ever. It’ll make Iranian sanctions look somewhat tame. If there’s any hostility, that they do anything we think is inappropriate, we are going to put sanctions on Iraq, very big sanctions on Iraq.”

Jan 06 09:55

Donald Trump says his media posts will serve as notification to US Congress on Iran

We are governed now by a Twit who Tweets!

US President Donald Trump has told Congress to follow his Twitter posts for any action against Iran if it retaliates against the death of Iranian Major General Qasem Soleimani, who was killed in an American drone strike last week.

Trump who ordered the killing of Soleimani without giving prior information to Congressional leaders, said in the dramatic tweet on Sunday that he was not legally required to notify Congress.

Jan 06 09:51

Iraqi PM reveals Soleimani was on peace mission when assassinated, exploding Trump’s lie of ‘imminent attacks’

The Trump administration claimed Iranian general Qasem Soleimani was planning “imminent attacks” on US interests when it assassinated him. That lie was just destroyed, but not before countless corporate media outlets transmitted it to the public.
By Max Blumenthal

Jan 06 09:41

The US is being run by a government that no longer represents the people

DUH!

There is a disconnect between Capitol Hill and Main Street. Trump, whose rise was fueled by his message of taking on a "rigged" political system that failed to reflect the views and values of everyday Americans, understood and exploited that reality.

But the problem predates Trump. With gerrymandering as the standard and open primaries out of favor, politicians have tacked more to the base of their parties and away from the middle.

Jan 06 09:38

FLASHBACK: Trump has properties all over the world, and they’re now major terrorism targets

Well if they weren't targets then,they sure as hell are now. What a dum@$$!

Trump, though, “creates another whole range of potential targets,” said Victor Asal, a professor and co-director of the Project on Violent Conflict at the State University of New York at Albany. Attacking a US embassy or military base is challenging, “but we can attack a Trump hotel.”

Jan 06 09:32

Axis of Resistance.The West and its Allies Support al Qaeda and ISIS Globally

The West and its allies support al Qaeda and ISIS globally. They are the proxies, the “boots on the ground” that destroy sovereign, independent countries for their Western permanent-state masters. They are the essence of barbarism and evil, shrouded in torn veils of “plausible deniability” that deceive only those who willfully choose to be deceived.

Jan 06 09:28

Trump Doubles Down On Threat to Destroy Iranian Cultural Sites (a.k.a. War Crimes)

By Chris Menahan

President Donald Trump on Sunday doubled down on his threat to destroy sites “important to Iran and Iranian culture” if Iran retaliates over the assassination of General Qassem Soleimani.

Trump, who in the past has said he wants to leave the Middle East entirely but is only staying there for Israel, said Sunday that the US will not leave Iraq unless they “pay us back” for an expensive air base we built up to permanently occupy the region.

Jan 06 09:25

IRAN - 'We are on the brink of war'. - FULL MONOLOGUE

Where will Iran strike back? And will Trump drag us into battle. Hear this week's full monologue right here.

Jan 06 09:24

Thanks, Obama – Iran Can Pay $80 Million Bounty on Trump with Their Obama Cash

On Friday morning the United States killed General Qassim Soleimani, a top commander of Iran’s al-Quds Force, in an airstrike at Baghdad’s International Airport.

Jan 06 09:24

Rep. John Ratcliffe: John Durham Interviewed US Embassy Official Dudley Who Reached Out to Papadopoulos Months Before Crossfire Hurricane (VIDEO)

Rep. John Ratcliffe, a former US Attorney from Texas, joined Maria Bartiromo on Sunday Morning Futures earlier today to discuss the Pelosi slapdash impeachment scandal.

Jan 06 09:23

Ilhan Omar's Anti-Americanism Brutally Summed Up by Two Cartoons

We all know that Minnesota Rep Ilhan Omar is an anti-Semitic, anti-American pro-terrorist nutcase and along with Ocasio-Cortez, Ayanna Pressley and Rashid Tlaib the new face of the Democratic Party.

Jan 06 09:23

Family Members Shouldn’t Appear to Profit From Political Relatives, Says… Rep. Joe Kennedy III

Rep. Joe Kennedy III of Massachusetts recently appeared on CNN and said that it doesn’t look good that Hunter Biden profited from his family’s political connections.

Jan 06 09:23

Putin’s Hour Is At Hand

Washington’s murder of Qasem Soleimani, a great Iranian leader, indeed, one of the rare leaders in world history, has dimmed Trump’s leadership and placed the limelight on Putin. The stage is set for Putin and Russia to assume the leadership of the world.

Washington’s murder of Soleimani is a criminal act that could start World War 3 just as the Serbian murder of the Austrian Archduke set World War 1 in motion. Only Putin and Russia with China’s help can stop this war that Washington has set in motion.

Jan 06 09:13

2001 uprising in Herat

Soleimani and the Quds force were comrades in arms with US Forces in 2001 and fought the Taliban together in Afghanistan!

The 2001 uprising in Herat was a coordinated insurrection and uprising in the Afghan city of Herat as part of the United States war in Afghanistan. The city was captured on November 12 by Northern Alliance forces as well as Special Forces of the United States, the United Kingdom[1] and the Islamic Republic of Iran.[2][3]

The U.S. Special Operations teams consisted of U.S. Army Rangers and Delta Force under the command of CENTCOM General Tommy Franks. Iranian forces consisted of agents of the Quds Force under the command of Major General Yahya Rahim Safavi, commander of the IRGC, and Major General Qassem Soleimani, the commander of Iran's Quds Force.[3]

Jan 06 08:50

There Will Be Blood by Larry C Johnson

America's naive belief in the miracle of the assassination fantasy, especially when applied in the Middle East, reminds me of an Alzheimer's patient who believes in magic beans but fails to remember that the beans never sprout. We keep on planting the same seed and look anxiously for a beanstalk that never sprouts.

Killing Qassem Soleimani is the latest meaningless chapter in this blood soaked narrative of revenge and retribution against a "bad" guy. Killing a "bad" guy makes us feel proud and provides the emotional equivalent of a sugar rush. But there is no compelling evidence that these killings actually advance the cause of peace or coerce the other bad guys into hiding in a cave and praying that we go away.

Let me take you for a walk down memory lane. Let's start in Beirut in 1982--that's 38 years ago. In other words, if you are younger than 45 this is likely to be new to you.

Jan 06 08:42

Has Trump set a Precedent for Killing US Personnel?

The biggest surprise came this evening. A VT source in Baghdad reported that the killing may have been a staged ambush. Soleimani was lured to Baghdad with news that Prime Minister Mahdi, who been acting as in emissary between Washington and Tehran, had received an important message for him.

As news flowed in about Iran’s response, expected to be measured as it always is, word came from one of its top generals that Iran would only consider attacking US military targets, no civilians. Then came the report that the US had passed along through the Swiss asking that Iran’s retaliation be on a similar level to what the US had done. We know this was true, as Zarif mentioned during the day that he had gotten a “silly” message from the Americans.

Jan 06 08:34

Millions pack Tehran streets to pay homage to Gen. Soleimani

Millions of Iranians have packed the streets of Tehran to pay homage to the Middle East's most prominent anti-terror commander General Qassem Soleimani who was assassinated on US President Donald Trump's order Friday.

Jan 06 08:32

Iranian Parliament Chants “Death to America!” During Sunday Session After Top Al-Quds Terrorist Soleimani Is Killed by Drone

The Iranian parliament met on Sunday.
During their session the members chanted “Death to America!”

Jan 06 08:32

BREAKING: Iraqi Parliament Votes to End US Military Presence in Country to Shouts of “Allahu Akbar!” — VIDEO

The Iraqi Parliament held an emergency session on Sunday to discuss the US airstrike in Baghdad that killed Iranian terror leader Qassem Soleimani and Iraqi militia commander Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis.

Jan 06 08:32

DHS Issues National Terrorism System Advisory Amid Iran Tension

The Department of Homeland Security has posted a bulletin warning of an increased terrorism risk from January 4 until the 18th over the US killing of Iranian military leader Qassem Soleimani.

Jan 06 08:31

Iran holds all the cards in coming Middle East conflict with US - unless Trump is ready to drop a tactical NUKE

Iran has promised retaliation for the assassination of Qassem Suleimani. Donald Trump said this will lead to a disproportionate response from the US. One side can deliver on its threats, the other can’t, unless it goes nuclear.
Iran means business

“Our reaction,” Iranian general Hossein Dehghan said at the weekend, “will be wise, well considered and, in time, with decisive deterrent effect.”

Dehghan also noted that Iran was not seeking a wider confrontation with the US.

“It was America that has started the war. Therefore, they should accept appropriate reactions to their actions. The only thing that can end this period of war is for the Americans to receive a blow that is equal to the blow they have inflicted.”

Jan 06 08:31

Current and Past Iraqi Prime Ministers Attend Funeral Service for Iranian Terrorist Soleimani Held in Baghdad

A service was held in Baghdad for the two terrorists who died earlier this week when the cars they were in exploded after being targeted and bombed by President Trump. Not unexpectedly, the funeral service was attended by many high ranking individuals in the Iraqi government, including the current and former Prime Ministers.

Jan 06 08:29

US-Led Western Contempt for the Rule of Law

The US and Western partners are contemptuous of peace, stability, equity, justice, and the rule of law — waging war on humanity by hot and other means.

US Supreme Court Justice/Chief Nuremberg Prosector Robert Jackson called aggression “the supreme international crime against peace…the greatest menace of our times.”

Time and again, I called the preemptive attack by one nation on another the highest of high crimes. All other wrongdoing pales in comparison.

Is greater Middle East war coming after Trump regime assassinations? Is this what its hardliners want?

Jan 06 08:25

Targeting Iran cultural sites will be war crime: People react to Trump

US President Donald Trump’s new threat to strike 52 important targets in Iran, including the cultural ones, has provoked a strong backlash, with many calling it a “war crime.”

Jan 06 08:22

Trump's threatened attack on Iranian cultural sites could be a war crime if carried out

Trump has given his enemies real ammunition to impeach him.

In a tweet Saturday night, Trump said that if Iran strikes any Americans or American assets, the United States has targeted 52 Iranian sites -- a reference to the number of Americans taken hostage in the 1979 revolution -- "some at a very high level & important to Iran & the Iranian culture," he wrote.
Iraqi Parliament votes for government to work on plan to end US troop presence in Iraq after Soleimani killing
Iraqi Parliament votes for government to work on plan to end US troop presence in Iraq after Soleimani killing
"They attacked us, & we hit back. If they attack again, which I would strongly advise them not to do, we will hit them harder than they have ever been hit before!" Trump wrote.
Sunday, he reiterated that threat in a conversation with reporters aboard Air Force One.

Jan 06 08:18

Brazil fines Facebook $1.6 million for improper sharing of user data

Brazil’s Ministry of Justice said on Monday it fined U.S. tech giant Facebook Inc 6.6 million reais ($1.6 million) for improperly sharing user data.

Jan 06 08:18

Reports: US Detaining Iranians and Iranian-Americans at Border and Ports of Entry for Extra Screening

Reports are coming Sunday that the U.S. is detaining Iranians and Iranian-Americans at border crossings and ports of entry for extra screening as tensions increase between Iran and United States. On Saturday the Department of Homeland Security issued a warning that Iran and Hezbollah are capable of attacks inside the U.S., indicating sleeper cells are in place waiting to be activated.

Jan 06 08:18

Wikileaks Papers Offered Proof That Iran was Providing Weapons and Training to Iraqi Insurgency that Killed Hundreds of US Soldiers

In February 2007 the United States military released photographic evidence supporting Administration claims that Iran was providing material assistance and training to the insurgents in Iraq.

Jan 06 08:18

Nancy Pelosi: House Will Vote On Resolution To Curb Trump's War Powers This Week

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) announced on Sunday that the chamber will vote this week on a new war powers resolution meant to limit President Donald Trump’s military actions against Iran following an escalation in tensions with the country.

Jan 06 08:17

Police chief in Fort Worth, Texas, tells officers to wear uniforms in church after recent attacks

Following a rise in anti-Semitic attacks, a shooting at a Texas church and a mass stabbing at Hanukkah party, the Fort Worth Police Department is advising its officers to wear their uniforms when they attend religious services to make congregations feel safer.

Jan 06 08:17

Trump Ordered Drone Hit on Soleimani Despite Intel That General Had No Plans to Target US – Report

I don't think the military is too happy with Trump. They committed a war crime for this Israeli puppet. Reportedly Trump offered up the life of a US 4 star general in a letter delivered to Khameini by the Swiss envoy,if Iran would not massively retaliate against US Forces. They just may hang Trump out to dry. They have a real high crime now to impeach him for.

Jan 06 08:17

Iranian Hackers Take Over US Govt Website with Bloody Trump Picture, Warn ‘This is Only Small Part of Iran’s Cyber Ability’

A group claiming to represent Iran hacked and defaced an obscure US government website on Saturday.

Jan 06 08:17

Clueless Idiot Spouts Off: Former Quarterback Colin Kaepernick Suggests Racism Is Behind Drone Strike on al-Quds Leader Qassam Soleimani

Following the drone strike that took out top Iranian General Qassem Soleimani and Iraq’s Popular Mobilization Forces boss Mahdi al Muhandis in Baghdad on Thursday former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick attacked the airstrike as a racist maneuver.

Jan 06 08:09

Joe Walsh: Trump is absolutely incompetent and unfit

Former congressman and Republican presidential candidate Joe Walsh slams President Trump for deciding to use Twitter to notify Congress of possible further actions taken against Iran

Jan 06 08:05

Top Pentagon Brass 'Stunned' By Trump Decision to Assassinate IRGC Commander Soleimani - Report

Days before Soleimani was targeted, US senior military officials reportedly offered to Trump the option of killing him. The Washington Post broke the news on Saturday, citing sources, that top Pentagon officials were "stunned" when the US president picked the most extreme option as a response to recent Iranian-led violence in Iraq.

Jan 06 08:04

New, Potentially “Catastrophic” Wiring Issues Found In Boeing 737 Max

As if Boeing needed any more bad news.

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) conducted an internal audit in December of the Boeing 737 Max and found wiring issues could potentially cause a "catastrophic" short circuit at the rear of the plane and lead to a crash, a senior engineer at Boeing and three people familiar with the matter told The New York Times.

Boeing is examining if two wiring harnesses at the rear of the plane are too close together that would result in an electric short that would cause the plane's tail to malfunction in flight, said one of the sources.

If Boeing decides to fix the wiring problem, it would mean that more than 800 Max jets would have to see wiring reconfiguration.

Jan 06 08:02

Nearly 200 People Arrested Across Australia For Deliberately Starting Bushfires

A total of 183 people have been arrested by police in Queensland, NSW, Victoria, South Australia and Tasmania for lighting bushfires over the last few months, figures obtained by news agency AAP show.

In New South Wales, 24 people were arrested for arson, risking prison sentences of up to 25 years.

In Queensland, police concluded that 103 of the fires had been deliberately lit, with 98 people, 67 of them juveniles, having been identified as the culprits.

Jan 06 08:00

The Middle East Strategic “Balance” Shredded

Soleimani was officially visiting Iraq. He arrived openly as a VIP guest from Syria, and was met on the tarmac by an equally senior Iraqi official, Al-Muhandis, who was assassinated also, (together with seven others). It was all open. General Soleimani regularly used his mobile phone as he argued that as a senior state official, if he were to be assassinated by another state, it would only be as an act of war.

This act, performed at the international airport of Baghdad, constitutes not just the sundering of red lines, but a humiliation inflicted on Iraq – its government and people. It will upend Iraq’s strategic positioning. The erstwhile Iraqi attempt at balancing between Washington and Iran will be swept away by Trump’s hubristic trampling on the country’s sovereignty. It may well mark the beginning of the end of the US presence in Iraq (and therefore Syria, too), and ultimately, of America’s footprint in the Middle East.

Jan 06 07:59

Al-Shabab Terrorists Kill US Service Member and Two American Contractors in Attack on Kenyan Airfield

Al-Shabab Islamic terrorists killed a US serviceman and two American contractors in an attack at a Kenya Defense Force Military Base in Manda Bay, Kenya.

Jan 06 07:59

Pro-Iran Rally outside Trump White House was Organized by Communists

On Saturday hundreds of leftists and pro-Khamenei protesters held a march and rally outside the Trump White House.

Jan 06 07:58

SICK. After Soleimani and His Goons Murder Over 600 US Soldiers Pelosi Calls His Death “Disproportionate” – An Outraged Lee Zeldin Sets Her Straight

On Friday morning the United States killed General Qassim Soleimani, a top commander of Iran’s al-Quds Force, in an airstrike at Baghdad’s International Airport. The strike also killed Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, the deputy commander of Iran-backed militias known as the Popular Mobilization Forces. Seven people were reportedly killed in the airstrike.

Jan 06 07:58

College students panic over FAFSA and the draft

After a U.S. airstrike killed Qassem Soleimani, the head of Iran's Quds military force, in Baghdad on Thursday, Iran vowed "crushing revenge" against all responsible. Now, with #NoWarinIran, #TrumpsWar and #WorldWarIII trending on Twitter, users are looking into the draft — and how the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) could play into their potential future military service.

Jan 06 07:58

10,000 march across Brooklyn Bridge to protest spike in anti-Semitic attacks

In a massive display of solidarity against anti-Semitism, more than 10,000 people, including New York's governor, marched across the Brooklyn Bridge on Sunday to protest a recent string of hate attacks in the New York-New Jersey region, including a machete rampage at a rabbi's home during a Hanukkah celebration.

Jan 06 07:58

Governor Huckabee on Soleimani Strike: Can You Imagine Telling Adam Schiff in Advance? He would have held a Press Conference! (VIDEO)

Former Governor Mike Huckabee joined FOX and Friends on Sunday morning to discuss the death of Iranian al-Quds leader Qassam Soleimani in Baghdad.

Jan 06 07:57

*MIC DROP* Secretary Pompeo Gives Perfect Answer When Asked if Impeachment Makes Trump Appear Weak to Our Enemies (VIDEO)

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo appeared on “Fox News Sunday” to discuss Iran and Trump’s plan moving forward after a drone strike killed top Iran commander Soleimani.

Jan 06 07:56

A Terrorist Attack Against Eurasian Integration

The murder of Iranian general Qasem Soleimani in Baghdad, in the early hours of January 3 by US forces, only highlights the extent to which US strategy in the Middle East has failed. It is likely to provoke reactions that do not benefit US interests in the region.

In the early hours of January 3, 2020, another tangle was added to the Gordian Knot that is the Middle East. Qasem Soleimani was assassinated when his convoy was attacked by a drone near Baghdad International Airport. The most effective opponents of ISIS and Wahabi jihadism in general was thus eliminated by the US in a terrorist act carried out in foreign country in a civilian area (near Baghdad International Airport). The champagne would have no doubt been flowing immediately upon receiving this news in the US Congress, the Israeli Knesset, Riyadh royal palace and in Idlib among al Nusra and al Qaeda militants.

Jan 06 07:51

Thousands march in grand funeral procession for Iranian General Soleimani

Funeral processions began in Iran on Sunday for dead Iranian General Qassim Soleimani, the head of Iran's elite Quds force.

The first procession started in Ahvaz, after which Soleimani's body will be taken to the Imam Reza shrine in Mashhad.

The Islamic Republic has vowed revenge for the airstrike, ordered by US President Donald Trump, that killed Soleimani and several senior Iraqi militants on Friday in Baghdad.

Jan 06 07:49

Iran vows ‘severe revenge’ on the US for unprovoked act of war

I mention Israel, the more so as its name is mysteriously missing from most of these reports on the current crisis in the Middle East. Yet it is no secret that this wanton act of war has been perpetrated on behalf of Israel, much to the satisfaction of Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu to whom it comes as a gift from heaven. When the body bags return to the West in due course, assuming this dogfight escalates beyond control, we can be sure they will contain the mangled bodies of American and British soldiers, with not a single Israeli Jew cadaver among them.

Trump’s supporters will undoubtedly come up with some cock-and-bull story to justify their hero’s intransigent behavior. We are not concerned with these wishful thinkers. They are best left to their own devices and allowed the pleasures of idolatry.

Jan 06 07:43

The USA is now at war, de-facto and de-jure, with BOTH Iraq and Iran (UPDATED 6X)

The blowback has begun

First, let’s begin by a quick summary of what has taken place (note: this info is still coming in, so there might be corrections once the official sources make their official statements).

Iraqi Prime Minister Adil Abdl Mahdi has now officially revealed that the US had asked him to mediate between the US and Iran and that General Qassem Soleimani to come and talk to him and give him the answer to his mediation efforts. Thus, Soleimani was on an OFFICIAL DIPLOMATIC MISSION as part of a diplomatic initiative INITIATED BY THE USA.For one thing, the US will now become an official and totally illegal military presence in Iraq. This means that whatever SOFA (Status Of Forces Agreement) the US and Iraq had until now is void.

Second, the US now has two options:

Fight and sink deep into a catastrophic quagmire or
Withdraw from Iraq and lose any possibility to keep forces in Syria

Jan 06 07:39

Trump Starts Endless War On Iran Interview With Joe Cortina - Ex Green Beret

Joe Cortina: US military officials did not “kill” these Generals, they murdered them.

We use the word “kill” only in actual war time scenarios.

This strike however was made without Congressional approval or notification, had nothing to do with “security,” and was executed in a civilian scenario.

The US military MURDERED these men, NOT “killed” them.Joe Cortina: If I wasn’t so pissed off I’d be throwing up.

Trump is too stupid, or willfully ignorant to know that Soleimani was at the forefront of the US led coalition to eradicate ISIS from Northern Iraq in March 2015.

Soleimani also, as a commander of the Iranian Quds Force, was part of the American-led coalition under US General Tommy Franks fighting the Taliban in Afghanistan in the October 2001 Battle of Herat.

Moreover, Soleimani worked to protect Eastern Christians against ISIS in both Syria and Iraq, and empowered them to defend themselves as best they could.

Jan 06 07:09

Iranian Official: Retaliation For Killing of Soleimani Will Include Strikes on Haifa and Defense Bases in Israel

On Friday morning the United States killed General Qassim Soleimani, a top commander of Iran’s al-Quds Force, in an airstrike at Baghdad’s International Airport. The strike also killed Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, the deputy commander of Iran-backed militias known as the Popular Mobilization Forces. Seven people were reportedly killed in the airstrike.

Jan 06 07:09

Obama DHS Sec. Jeh Johnson: Trump Had Constitutional and Domestic Legal Authority to Take Out Soleimani

Former Obama Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson spoke approvingly on NBC’s Meet the Press on Sunday about President Trump’s authorization of a deadly U.S. drone-fired missile attack against Iran Quds Force leader Major General Qassem Soleimani as he arrived at the Baghdad airport early Friday morning. Johnson, who also served as former general counsel for the Pentagon, was interviewed by Chuck Todd.

Jan 06 07:09

Islamic Center of England Offers Condolences on “Martyrdom” of Terrorist Qassam Soleimani

On Friday morning the United States killed General Qassim Soleimani, a top commander of Iran’s al-Quds Force, in an airstrike at Baghdad’s International Airport. The strike also killed Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, the deputy commander of Iran-backed militias known as the Popular Mobilization Forces. Seven people were reportedly killed in the airstrike.

Jan 06 07:08

Pelosi to Introduce War Powers Resolution to “Limit the President’s Military Actions Regarding Iran”

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) sent a ‘Dear Democratic Colleague” letter Sunday night stating she would be introducing a War Powers resolution this week to “limit” President Trump’s “military actions regarding Iran”. Pelosi said the resolution would set a thirty day deadline for Trump to cease hostilities unless authorized by Congress.

Jan 06 07:08

Biden In 1996: “ACT OF WAR” If Iran Attacks U.S. Facility (VIDEO)

As unhinged liberals are quick to criticize Trump’s airstrike against Iranian targets in response to the attack against the United State embassy in Baghdad, Joe Biden attempted to kowtow to his base by releasing an ad calling Trump erratic and unstable.

Jan 06 07:08

Comedian Ricky Gervais Eviscerates Hollywood At The Globes: ‘You Don’t Know Anything… F*ck Off’ (VIDEO)

Ricky Gervais lives to shred the Hollywood elite. He’s done it for years, and he did it again on Sunday night at the Golden Globes in Beverly Hills.

Jan 06 07:07

Secretary of State Pompeo: President Trump is Correcting for Obama’s “Appeasement of Iran” (VIDEO)

Secretary of Sate Mike Pompeo joined George Stephanopolous on Sunday on ABC’s “This Week” to discuss the current situation with Iran.

Jan 06 04:19

Dallas shooting kills 1-year-old boy, wounds college student; police chief says 'this s--- has to stop'

A one-year-old boy was killed and a 20-year-old college student injured after a gunman opened fire through a bedroom window early Sunday morning in South Dallas, police said.

Jan 06 04:18

Iranian-backed Militia Leader Calls for ‘Lovers of Martyrdom’ to Register to Carry Out Suicide Attacks Against Crusader Forces

The leader of Iraq’s Kataib Hezbollah, an Iranian proxy group in northern Iraq, called out for a registration for “lovers of martyrdom” to carry out suicide missions against “Crusader” forces in the region.

Jan 06 04:18

Trump Jabs Pelosi, Notifies Congress by Tweet That Should Iran Attack ANY US Person or Target, the US Will Strike Back

President Trump put Congress on notice, by tweet, that should Iran attack any US person or target, the US will strike back.

Jan 06 04:18

Actress Patricia Arquette Lectures America, Bashes Trump at Golden Globes – Encourages Everyone to Vote …(We Will!)

Comedian Ricky Gervais opened the Golden Globes Awards on Sunday night by absolutely obliterating the Hollywood left.
It was the speech we have been waiting for

Jan 06 04:18

REVEALING: Iranian Ayatollah at Friday Prayers Warns Americans to Reject Donald Trump in 2020 – Iran Wants More Obama Cash! (VIDEO)

On Friday Ayatollah Mohammad Emami Kashani delivered the sermon in Tehran following the death of al-Quds leader Qassim Soleimani.

Jan 06 04:17

PHOTOS of Jeffrey Epstein Released Following His Death and Autopsy – It Sure Looks Like He was Strangled by Wire!

In November famed pathologist Dr. Michael Baden went on FOX and Friends where he claimed evidence points to homicide over suicide in Jeffrey Epstein’s prison death.

Jan 06 04:17

HUGE — BREAKING NEWS: Iranian Regime Offers $80 MILLION for President Trump’s Head! —VIDEO

On Friday morning the United States killed General Qassim Soleimani, a top commander of Iran’s al-Quds Force, in an airstrike at Baghdad’s International Airport. The strike also killed Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, the deputy commander of Iran-backed militias known as the Popular Mobilization Forces. Seven people were reportedly killed in the airstrike.

Jan 05 23:38

How Long Will It Take For The US To Collapse?

There are a multitude of false assumptions out there on what the collapse of a nation or “empire” looks like. Modern day Americans have never experienced this type of event, only peripheral crises and crashes. Thanks to Hollywood, many in the public are under the delusion that a collapse is an overnight affair. They think that such a thing is impossible in their lifetimes, and if it did happen, it would happen as it does in the movies – They would simply wake up one morning and find the world on fire. Historically speaking, this is not how it works. The collapse of an empire is a process, not an event.

Jan 05 22:53

America’s New War: Let’s Not Pretend That Iraqi Paramilitaries Drew First Blood

Because “Iranian proxies” (as Americans would have it) injured a pair of Iraqi servicemen it does not follow that Americans are now entitled to kill or wound seventy-seven Kataib paramilitaries who are also Iraqi servicemen.

Thirdly, unlike the Trump gang would have it, history did not begin on December 27th. Between July 19 and September 22 Iraqi paramilitaries were hit in their Iraqi bases on at least eight different occasions. In August the Israeli PM Netanyahu confirmed that Israel was carrying out these strikes “against Iranian consolidation”. (That was also just the latest escalation on top of Israeli strikes on Iraqi paramilitaries positioned against ISIS in eastern Syria.)

Jan 05 22:05

Ricky Gervais eviscerates 'woke' Hollywood hypocrites in scorching opening monologue at the Golden Globes, saying Jeffrey Epstein didn't kill himself, and telling stars: 'If ISIS started a streaming service, you'd call your agent'

He said: '[Netflix series Afterlife] is a show about a man who wants to kill himself .... Spoiler alert, season two is on the way so he didn't kill himself...just like Jeffrey Epstein.'

As the audience gasped, he doubled down on the remarks, saying: 'Shut up. I know he's your friend, but I don't care.'

Jan 05 21:48

Flashback: So how did Epstein succeed in hanging himself in a bare cell with paper-like sheets, no light fixture, no bars and no other items transformable into an 'instrument of death': Mystery of billionaire's suicide puzzles experts and former inmates

A second source told the Post: 'There’s no way that man could have killed himself. I’ve done too much time in those units. It’s an impossibility.

'You have sheets, but they’re paper level, not strong enough.

'Could he have done it from the bed? No sir. There’s a steel frame, but you can’t move it. There’s no light fixture. There’s no bars.

'They don’t give you enough in there that could successfully create an instrument of death.'

Jan 05 20:41

Ricky Gervais Slams "Woke" Virtue-Signaling, Drops "Epstein Didn't Kill Himself" Joke At Golden Globes

“If you do win an award tonight, don’t use it as a platform to make a political speech. You’re in no position to lecture the public about anything. You know nothing about the real world. Most of you spent less time in school than Greta Thunberg. So if you win, come up, accept your little award, thank your agent and your God and fuck off,” he added.

Jan 05 20:01

Commentary by Vanessa Beeley

Meeting the legendary Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis in Iraq November 2017 – murdered yesterday by the US/Israeli settler states :

When in #Iraq, Abu Mehdi Al-Mohandes gave us two hours of his time in between battles. Two days later his men from Hashed al Shaabi were in Al Qaim to liberate it from ISIS.

“The US did not supply a single bullet to fight ISIS” Mohandes told us.
“The US tanks had no ammunition."

When the Sinjar Mountain massacre and abduction of thousands of Yazidi men took place in August 2014, the US planes did nothing against ISIS. Only Iran, according to Al Mohandes, stepped up and prevented an even greater bloodbath, allowing Hashed forces to liberate 300,000 Yazidis.

Jan 05 19:39

Iran and Qassem Soleimani defeated ISIS, while US allies helped it

Ben Norton explains how Iran and its top General Qassem Soleimani, who was just killed in a US drone strike (a criminal act of war), were leading forces who militarily defeating ISIS. Meanwhile, Washington's allies like Saudi Arabia, Qatar, and Turkey supported ISIS and al-Qaeda.

Jan 05 19:18

Trump threatens Iraq with ‘very big sanctions’ unless it pays BILLIONS back for an air base if US troops forced to withdraw

This guy is about ready to pop a cork!

As he was unleashing his fiery tirade, Trump doubled down on his threat to wipe out Iranian cultural sites in a retaliation for potential future attacks from Tehran, which vowed to avenge the assassination of its top general, Qassem Soleimani, by the US.

Trump’s statement on Saturday that the US might fire upon 52 Iranian sites, important to the Islamic Republic’s people and its culture, has courted controversy in the US with many of the Trump administration’s critics noting that Washington would mimic the methods of its declared adversary – Islamic State terrorists – notorious for damaging and destroying globally-significant cultural sites in Syria and Iraq.

Jan 05 17:53

Former intelligence officials: US drone attack on Iran motivated by Israel

January 3, 2020

MEMORANDUM FOR: The President

FROM: Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity (VIPS)

SUBJECT: Doubling Down Into Another “March of Folly”?

The drone assassination in Iraq of Iranian Quds Force commander General Qassem Soleimani evokes memory of the assassination of Austrian Archduke Ferdinand in June 1914, which led to World War I.

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