DICTATORSHIP | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED


DICTATORSHIP

Dec 12 06:11

YES, THE FBI IS AMERICA’S SECRET POLICE

Politifact delivered a “pants on fire” slam to Fox News on Friday because one of its commentators asserted that the Federal Bureau of Investigation “has become America’s secret police.” The FBI has legions of new champions nowadays among liberals and Democrats who hope that its probes will end Donald Trump’s presidency. This is a stunning reversal that may have J. Edgar Hoover spinning in his grave

Dec 11 20:28

(NZ) Spies 'unlawfully' accessed data then refused to talk about it properly - oversight body

Our spies have broken the law accessing Customs and Immigration data and have resisted explaining to the intelligence oversight body why they have done so.

That's the blunt statement spelled out in the latest annual report from the Inspector General of Intelligence and Security.

It suggests two of the country's most capable public service lawyers are at a standoff with former deputy Solicitor-General Cheryl Gwynn holding the role of Inspector General and former Cabinet secretary Rebecca Kitteridge as the head of the NZSIS.

The details are revealed in the latest annual report from Gwynn into the NZ Security Intelligence Service and the Government Communications Security Bureau.

In it, Gwynn said the NZSIS had "unlawfully obtained Customs data" until mid-2016 and it had not properly explained why.

Dec 11 12:55

VIDEO --- Discover the Truth about the Men Behind the Curtain ...

Revealed; The Men Who Own and Run the U S Government

...Who is in control of the United States?

This documentary shows a timeline of history in the United States and which elites have provoked and controlled the wars of our past and present for financial gain.

Dec 11 10:42

Amid “Full Employment,” No Recovery in US Wages

Trump claims his $1.5 trillion tax cut—including the slashing of the corporate tax rate from 35 percent to 20 percent—will create more jobs and increase wages. As in the Obama years, however, this massive windfall for big business and the rich will not be used to expand production, let alone increase the wages and living standards of workers. It will go for stock buybacks and dividend increases, which benefit the richest investors.

Dec 11 10:37

Trump Continues Obama’s Wars Against Democracy

The reality, not talked about in public (since America isn’t a democracy), is that the United States Government propagandizes against foreign governments and then perpetrates coups and/or military invasions against them, in order to impose the U.S. empire’s dictatorial stooges, and then to crush whatever democracy had existed there. This U.S. fascism didn’t happen only in Iran in 1953, Guatemala in 1954, and Chile in 1973, but it happens also today, long after the ‘anti-communist’ excuse for it had ended in 1991.

Dec 11 10:26

In Pushing Saudis on Yemen Aid, US Warns About Losing Congressional Support

Despite repeatedly White House expressions of confidence that the Saudis are definitely going to start letting aid into Yemen at some point, the Saudis have shown no sign of doing so. Privately, the US has been a bit more blunt with them about the potential consequences.

The Trump Administration is trying to sell easing humanitarian aid as a way to placate the US Congress, where mounting concerns about the war crimes being committed in Yemen are seeing votes on US arms sales to the Saudi kingdom increasingly difficult to squeeze through.

The public statements from the White House are getting more frequent, with two statements on Wednesday and Friday of the past week, and officials saying over the weekend they expect more in the coming weeks, suggesting they don’t believe the Saudis will so easily allow food into Yemen.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

In its two year enabling of the Saudi genocide in Yemen, the US government has been complicit in Saudi war crimes here; there is utterly no getting around this. Here are some very graphic images what the US government and military is assisting the Saudi government and military in "accomplishing" in Yemen:

Images:
Yemeni children being killed or maimed for life.

Images: Yemeni children starving to death, courtesyof the US and Saudi port blockade in Yemen.

Video demonstrating the use of DU by the Saudi Military

Images: severe birth defects in Yemeni infants

I will tell you right now, poisoning a child in the womb with depleted uranium weapons, is one of the most hideously cruel and insanely barbaric examples of outright, despicable child abuse I can imagine; and yet, obviously, the House of Saud; the Saudi Military, and the US military are perfectly comfortable doing this in Yemen.

I can understand the geopolitical potential for US/Saudi power projection by conquering Yemen; but gentlemen, please, at what moral cost to the soul of this nation will such a "victory" come, to the point where the US government is willingly "doubling down" in expanding on Saudi Arabia's war crimes in Yemen?!?

And for those you expect to fight, die, and get maimed for life (possibly from the US's use of DU in Yemen), I think they, and we, the American people, need one hell of an honest, completely factual explanation from you both as to whose “vital interests” are at stake here. Because from where I sit, it is NOT the "vital interests" of We the People, to be escalating the US military's involvement in this war, particularly when almost every expert on the issue has stated that the resolution to this issue has to be political, rather than military.

Dec 11 10:10

As US-Russia Tensions Rise, 1987 Nuke Treaty in Jeopardy

Over the weekend, Russia responded to the latest of what’s literally been some 4-5 years of US allegations over that test by again reiterating that they don’t see a violation, and that they are committed to the treaty.

But US-Russia tensions have gotten progressively worse through that 4-5 year span, which has turned “questions” about a possible technical violation into increasingly shrill US claims that Russia is “violating the treaty,” and threatening to withdraw from it.

In practice, the treaty is a relatively minor one among nuclear treaties, and one that officials likely believe they risk for the sake of picking more diplomatic fights with Russia. The risk, however, is that ditching this treaty will lead to the ditching of others, a partial concern given the recent US hostility toward anti-nuclear deals

Dec 11 10:00

US Pushes Diplomatic Isolation for North Korea, Despite Being ‘Open to Talks’

US officials, led by Ambassador Nikki Haley, have been making the rounds worldwide pushing for all nations to sever diplomatic ties with North Korea. This further undermines the US claims of being open to talks, but it’s also not clear what they expect to accomplish.

Since the US has no direct diplomatic ties with North Korea themselves, any diplomatic efforts require some intermediary. Yet if the US got its way, and everyone cuts off North Korea ties, there are no such intermediaries.

In practice, the US doesn’t expect this to be a successful push. Officials suggest that North Korea takes its international standing very seriously, and even a little bit of diplomatic harm would greatly embarrass them, however.

Plus it’s not like the US has a lot of “non-war” options left for things to do to North Korea. The nation doesn’t trade with much of anybody, except for China and Russia, and the US doesn’t have any real chance of cutting off either of those partners.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

There are very few diplomatic overtures the US can take, other than negotiating with them while they are still in the process of creating their nuclear deterrent.

And Trump, Tillerson, and Hailey have uniformly stated that will not happen, even if pigs discover they are aerodynamic.

So what are the odds of averting a war with North Korea, because the US government has boxed itself in by not allowing more room for diplomatic maneuvers?!?

Unfortunately, although I hope to hell I am wrong, not great, at this moment.

You have to understand: the Elites need a war, and soon, to attempt to "misdirect" the American public's anger away from the coming economic crash which will hit all sectors of the economy.

Dec 11 09:49

TRUMP'S JERUSALEM DECLARATION SPARKS TALK OF 3RD TEMPLE

While Muslims jeer, Israelis cheer President Trump’s Jerusalem declaration, prompting Jewish religious activists to suggest building the Third Temple is closer to reality than ever before.

“What he did … was an enormous step in bringing the Temple,” said Asaf Fried, official spokesman for the United Temple Movement, an association of organizations working towards making the Third Temple a reality.

He added, “This necessarily had to come from a non-Jew in order to bring them into the process, so they will be able to take their part in the Temple.”

Fried sees Trump’s role similar to the one played by Cyrus, the Persian king who ended the Babylonian exile and helped build the Second Jewish Temple.

“There have been amazing advances towards bringing the Temple this year. It was clear that Trump was part of that process, guided by Hashem (God),” Fried declared.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I was very fearful of this movement gaining ground, after President Trump's announcement that the US recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

What really concerns me, should this start to happen, is the fate of the Al Aqsa Mosque, which has existed on this site for centuries, as described in an article from Darmouth University:

The current Al-Aqsa Mosque is built upon the spot the Rashidun and Umayyads believed Muhammad ascended, whereas other scholars believe Muhammad ascended upon the Foundation Stone, now housed inside the Dome of the Rock. Regardless, the importance of the Night Journey in Islamic tradition and its setting within the Temple Mount compound has made Jerusalem the third holiest city in Islam, following Mecca and Medina.

Should any attempt be made to displace one stone in its construction, all hell will break loose in the region.

President Trump's announcement may well have emboldened Netanyahu toward such an act. He is hubristic enough to want to send the IDF to gain control of this shrine, and bring it down with a controlled demolition; whether he's insane enough to do this... may be another matter entirely.

Dec 11 09:18

CIA ‘Mistakenly’ Destroys Copy Of 6,700-Page US Torture Report

The CIA inspector general’s office has said it “mistakenly” destroyed its only copy of a comprehensive Senate torture report, despite lawyers for the Justice Department assuring a federal judge that copies of the documents were being preserved.

The erasure of the document by the spy agency’s internal watchdog was deemed an “inadvertent” foul-up by the inspector general, according to Yahoo News.

One intelligence community source told Yahoo News, which first reported the development, that last summer CIA inspector general officials deleted an uploaded computer file with the report and then accidentally destroyed a disk that also contained the document.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"Mistakenly destroyed", MY ASTROLABE!!!

Dec 11 09:14

A NEW STEALTH ATTACK IN EU’S “WAR ON CASH”

The EU’s Orwellian-dubbed Civil Liberties and Economic Affairs committee has approved tough new rules on cash that travelers might bring into or take out of the bloc. It’s also broadened the definition of cash to include precious stones and metals and prepaid credit cards.
For the moment the new definition does not include Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies, for one simple reason: “customs authorities lack the resources to monitor them.”

Most importantly, the draft law will enable authorities to impound “cash” below the traditional €10,000 threshold, if criminal activity is suspected. The new rules would repeal the First Cash Control Regulation (CCR) from 2005, which requires individuals to declare sums over €10,000 when leaving or entering the EU.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Again, the EU's plans to ban cash transactions have utterly zero relationship to justice, to the average person, who may be involved in a "cash and carry" business; it never touches those with armies of accountants and lawyers on speed dial, who can help them "disguise" their wealth by other means.

Dec 11 09:09

BITCOIN VS FIAT CURRENCY: WHICH FAILS FIRST?

I am struck by the mainstream confidence that bitcoin is a fraud/fad that will soon collapse, while central bank fiat currencies are presumed to be rock-solid and without risk. Those with supreme confidence in fiat currencies might want to look at a chart of Venezuela's fiat currency, which has declined from 10 to the US dollar in 2012 to 5,000 to the USD earlier this year to a current value in December 2017 of between 90,000 and 100,000 to $1:

On 1 December, the bolivar traded in the parallel market at 103,024 VED per USD, a stunning 59.9% depreciation from the same day last month.

Analysts participating in the LatinFocus Consensus Forecast expect the parallel dollar to remain under severe pressure next year. They project a non-official exchange rate of 2,069,486 VEF per USD by the end of 2018. In 2019, the panel sees the non-official exchange rate trading at 2,725,000 VEF per USD.

Dec 10 14:30

‘Emperor’s New Clothes’ endgame: Forbes stands, points, speaks of US .01% government ‘leaders’ looting $21 trillion in taxes (~$200,000 per household)

*hyperlinks live at source*

hat tip: wanttoknow.info

“No Money shall be drawn from the Treasury, but in Consequence of Appropriations made by Law; and a regular Statement and Account of the Receipts and Expenditures of all public Money shall be published from time to time.” ~ Article I, Section 9, Clause 7, The US Constitution

Some historical context from WANTtoKNOW.info:

CBS News in 2002 was the first to report on the much smaller amount of $2.3 trillion missing from the Pentagon, as acknowledged by then Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld in a report on the Dept. of Defense website. Rumsfeld's report was later strangely removed from the website, but is still available on the Internet archive.
I’ve written continuously of such looting, including in 2016 of the Department of Defense (DoD) admitting having “lost” $6.5 trillion of taxpayer money.

Dec 10 10:07

Florida rally cheers when Republican predicts Trump’s Jerusalem embassy decision may usher in Armageddon

A conservative politician at President Donald Trump’s campaign rally in Pensacola, Florida suggested that the president’s controversial decision to move the US Embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem may usher in the biblical end times.

Republican state Senator Doug Broxson represents the Florida Panhandle in the legislature and gave an introductory speech welcoming President Trump to Florida.

“Now, I don’t know about you, but when I heard about Jerusalem — where the King of Kings [applause] where our soon coming King is coming back to Jerusalem, it is because President Trump declared Jerusalem to be capital of Israel,” Sen. Broxson predicted.

That was the only jaw-dropping line of the speech.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I had a Jean-Luc Picard double facepalm, at velocity, upon reading this.

He certainly played to his base, on this; unfortunately, what he, and his brother and sister Republicans, are most likely to reap from this is World War III, created, in large part by Israel's hubristic treatment of all their Muslim neighbors, and the Palestinians in the occupied East Jerusalem, the West Bank, and Gaza.

Dec 10 10:01

Israeli police target ultra-Orthodox protesters with weapon developed against Palestinians, and it stinks

Last week, the roof of Ma’alot Hatorah Yeshiva, which is associated with the so-called Jerusalem Faction – a radical Ashkenazi Haredi, or ultra-Orthodox, group in Jerusalem – was full of clothing hung out there by the students. “The place smells like a carcass, you can’t go near it,” one of the students says, adding that he is still recovering from the aftermath of a demonstration against the draft of Haredim in central Jerusalem.

The stench was caused by a weapon called the “Skunk,” a liquid compound that has become one of the main means used in recent weeks by the police against the religious demonstrators, who are protesting the detention of draft-dodging members of their community. The smell of the spray can stick to the body for days.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

IF this chemical has been signed off on by the Israeli government for use against their own, God only knows what horrors await Palestinian protestors angry with President Trump's decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

Dec 10 09:54

Israeli soldiers filmed harassing schoolchildren in occupied Hebron (VIDEO)

Footage shot in Hebron in occupied Palestinian territory shows Israeli soldiers routinely harassing teachers and schoolchildren on a number of occasions. Rights activists say it is part of a state policy aimed at forcing Palestinians to leave the city.
The incidents shown in the video were recorded in October and November by activists attached to B’Tselem, an Israel-based human rights group, near the Ziad Hamuda Jaber Elementary School for Boys, where some 300 pupils are educated. The facility is located in the Wadi al-Nasarah neighborhood of Hebron. Around 50 meters from the neighborhood is a road leading to the Jewish settlement of Kiryat Arba – the first that was established in Hebron after the city was occupied by Israel.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is thoroughly predictable behavior from a wretchedly aparthied, self-proclaimed theocracy with nuclear weapons.

That thumpa-thumpa sound you are hearing from that part of the world, is from some of the early founders of Israel, turning over in their graves at this horrific IDF behavour against innocent Palestnian school children.

Dec 10 09:50

Egyptian Muslim leader rejects meeting with U.S. Pence over Jerusalem: statement

One of Egypt’s top Muslim leaders, the Imam of Al Azhar mosque, rejected a meeting requested by U.S. Vice President Mike Pence in protest against a U.S. decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, Al Azhar said in a statement on Friday.

Sheikh Ahmed al-Tayeb had rejected a request from the United States for Pence to meet him on Dec. 20 at Al Azhar saying President Donald Trump must reverse his decision on Jerusalem.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I frankly don't blame the guy for rejecting a meeting with Pence. Pence may wind up with a trip to the Middle East, and other than Israeli leaders, may well have no one who wants to meet with him.

And the true repercussions against the US for President Trump's announcement about Jerusalem being Israel's capital have not even started.

Dec 10 09:46

Tillerson: 'Status of J'lem not final'

United States Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Friday the "status of Jerusalem was not final" and that it will be some time before the US is able to move its embassy to from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, pursuant to President Donald Trump's speech earlier this week recognizing Jerusalem as Israel's capital and announcing the planned embassy move.

Any final decision on the status of Jerusalem will depend on negotiations between Israelis and Palestinians, Tillerson said, appearing to add nuance to President Trump's decision.

"With respect to the rest of Jerusalem the president ... did not indicate any final status for Jerusalem," Tillerson said, speaking at a news conference in Paris alongside French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This, Mr. Tillerson, is pure and utter grade-A bovine excrement; no words you can possibly utter can undo the lethal damage to any possibility of a two state solution your boss created with his recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel last week.

Look for a regional, if not a world war, to evolve from his statement Wednesday, and it will be a war in which the US government is bound, lock-step, in defense of Israel.

Dec 10 09:38

44,000 US Troops on ‘Unknown’ Deployments Worldwide

When the Pentagon wants to mislead the public about where US troops are, generally speaking, they just lie. Yet sometimes the number of troops is just too big to claim as a rounding error, and questions start happening.

This week, the focus is on over 44,000 US military personnel deployed to “unknown,” which immediately raises red flags, because that’s not a place. Pentagon officials, however, say there is “no good way” to describe where they are.

Pentagon spokesman Col. Rob Manning, on the one hand, presented this as an “operational security” and “denying the enemy any advantage,” including, it seems providing any specifics on who “the enemy” at this point even is.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I would strongly suggest that these troops are not "unknown" to the Pentagon; they are simply...undeclared.

Dec 10 09:29

The U.S. Media Yesterday Suffered its Most Humiliating Debacle in Ages: Now Refuses All Transparency Over What Happened

FRIDAY WAS ONE of the most embarrassing days for the U.S. media in quite a long time. The humiliation orgy was kicked off by CNN, with MSNBC and CBS close behind, with countless pundits, commentators and operatives joining the party throughout the day. By the end of the day, it was clear that several of the nation’s largest and most influential news outlets had spread an explosive but completely false news story to millions of people, while refusing to provide any explanation of how it happened.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This behaviour, on the part of CNN and the other corporate presstitutes, is nothing new; when a story does not follow the agenda of the deep state, it is falsified, or just not reported alltogher.

Expect no truth whatsoever from the corporate presstitutes or whorespondents; you have to find it out for yourself, online, and make the determinations about what is real, and what is fake news, on your own.

Dec 10 09:09

Thousands of people are hit by Asbos for feeding birds, letting their dogs bark and failing to recycle properly

More and more householders are being hit with tough new-style Asbos for feeding birds, failing to recycle properly or letting their dogs bark.
New research has found that town halls handed out more than 4,000 of the controversial orders, known as Community Protection Notices (CPNs), last year.

They can be issued to anyone deemed to be causing a nuisance to their neighbours, with the threat of a criminal record and a fine of up to £2,500 for those judged not to have improved their behaviour.

Dec 10 08:48

THOUSANDS MARCH IN TEL AVIV TO PROTEST AGAINST NETANYAHU, CORRUPTION, AGAIN

Thousands of Israelis protested in Tel Aviv on Saturday for the second consecutive week against government corruption and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who is under criminal investigation over allegations of abuse of office.

Police estimated the number of demonstrators at about 10,000 and they followed last Saturday’s demonstration, which was by far the largest of the recent weekly anti-corruption protests when an estimated 20,000 people participated.

The protests have been sparked by corruption allegations against Netanyahu, who denies any wrongdoing. The four-term leader is suspected of involvement in two cases.

The first involves receiving gifts from wealthy businessmen and the second involves negotiating a deal with a newspaper owner for better coverage in return for curbs on a rival daily.

If charged, he would come under heavy pressure to resign or could call an election to test whether he still had a mandate to govern.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Netanyahu does not care about his alleged "mandate to govern"; all he cares about is military power, and is obsessed with "legacy", whatever that means to him.

IF there is a "snap election" in Israel, expect it to be more crooked than is a dog's hind leg, in order to keep him in power.

Massive election-rigging is not a totally American process.

Dec 09 10:30

POLICE HOMICIDES IN THE UNITED STATES

The killings of Michael Brown, Eric Garner and Walter Scott have increased the world’s attention to US police violence, yet most Americans underestimate the threat posed by the people charged with keeping them safe.

Let’s turn to the facts.

There is no national registry of civilians killed by police and corrections officers in the United States. Several states, including Texas, Connecticut and California, maintain complete records, but in most parts of the United States, local law enforcement chooses whether to report officer-involved homicides to the federal government. The lack of systematic data poses a challenge both for those who wish to hold police accountable for their actions and for those who want to propose reform measures to reduce police violence. How many killings are committed by police?

Dec 09 10:24

BLACK WOMAN GETS PROBATION FOR KIDNAPPING WHITE MENTALLY ILL MAN TORTURED ON FACEBOOK LIVE

After nearly a year in Cook County Jail in Illinois, 19-year-old Brittany Covington was freed on four years of probation after a plea deal was reached Friday.

Covington, a black woman, had been charged with a hate crime and kidnapping in connection to the torture of a white mentally ill man. From December 31, 2016 to January 2, 2017, Covington and three other black defendants, including her older sister Tanishia Covington, Tesfaye Cooper and Jordan Hill, all held the mentally ill victim in the Covingtons’ apartment.

Brittany narrated multiple graphic Facebook Live videos showing the man being hit and kicked, having his clothes cut off with a knife, being forced to drink from a toilet, and being ordered to say, “I love black people.” He was also called a supporter of then-President-elect Donald Trump. Her probation bars her from contacting Cooper or Hill or using social media. The other three defendants’ plea deals are being negotiated.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Translation: this kind of horrific, morally inexcusable behaviour, has just been given a pass, and a blessing from the Illinois court.

In light of the reality that this kind of brutal behaviour has been "normalized" by this plea deal, were I a resident of that state right now , I would be moving out, just as fast as my car could (legally) take me; the Illinois judiciary has just added another component to the reality that living in this state can be very hazardous to one's health.

I would also be very clear in letting Governor Bruce Rauner understand as to why you were moving, and taking your tax base elsewhere.

Dec 09 10:09

PAUL CRAIG ROBERTS: AMERICA IS "WALKING INTO ARMAGEDDON"

The orchestrated hostility toward Russia, China, Iran, and North Korea protects the $1,000 billion annual budget of the military/security complex by convincing the American public that the US is threatened by enemies. It also keeps alive Democratic Party hopes that Trump can be removed from office, and it has prevented President Trump from normalizing relations with Russia. I have emphasized for some time that Washington’s gratuitous and aggressive actions against Russia and the constant barrage of false accusations against Russia and its government have convinced Russia that Washington is planning a military attack. There is nothing more reckless and irresponsible than to convince a nuclear superpower that you are preparing an attack on them.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

A major war is coming, based on the reality that the Elites of this country, who despise true justice, and want the financial favors to come to "Just Us" (meaning them) have rigged the financial system to the point of near-collapse, so need a major war to attempt to distract most Americans from the coming financial debacle.

A magician would use the term "misdirection", but this industrial strenth codswallop, getting force-fed to the American people, courtesy of the corporate prestitutes and whorespondents, about the ongoing "threats" this country faces are, most generally, narratives to push the war agenda.

And if, in fact, the Occupied, Unhinged, Surveilled States of America lose this next war, the US government, and its lacadaisical attitude toward its weapons manufacturers, will be be squarely to blame.

The world has seen the sterling success of Russia's weaponry and tactics in Syria, and are beating a path to its door to acquire those weapons.

Unfortunately, the culture of US weapons manufacturers has been coddled by the US government and military, to the point where their CEOS think it is perfectly fine to deliver weapons that do not work; are obsolete by the time they are delivered and field tested; and are horrifically overpriced.

This has to change, and immediately, before the US ever regains its tactical advantage with its weaponry again; unfortunately, that is not going to happen before the next major regional, or world war, happens, and our military are, once more, going to be left in the lurch because of what has become "acceptible and standard" practice by the US govenment and military.

Dec 08 08:02

New cars to be equipped with 'complimentary' TSA PreCheck biometric scanners

According to a Lincoln Motor Company media release, their 2018 Lincoln's will offer 'complimentary' CLEAR biometric memberships to new car owners.

"Working with CLEAR, Lincoln takes effortless travel to the next level, offering complimentary memberships for new Lincoln owners."

Lincoln owners and their passengers, wishing to travel to the airport or sports arenas will have the 'complimentary' pleasure of being spied on by DHS!

Dec 07 17:55

VIDEO - Sen. Grassley Lashes Out At FBI, DOJ In Fiery Senate Floor Speech - lambasted Nancy Pelosi

Grassley rips into Trump-obsessed Dems, corrupt deep state

Dec 07 16:02

Mueller Investigator Under Scrutiny For Links To Clinton Foundation...

Attorney on Russia probe is revealed to have previously represented the Clinton Foundation

Dec 07 15:26

Mueller Investigator Under Scrutiny For Links To Clinton Foundation...

Attorney on Russia probe is revealed to have previously represented the Clinton Foundation

Dec 07 14:58

CLYDE AND HIS GUNS

Clyde didn't mess around with Tommy guns firing the little ole.45 ACP, his favorite gun was his chopped down John Browning designed BAR in .30-06 caliber. His whippet gun.
Anybody who let Clyde get into action first was dead,which is why Hamer gave them no chance at all. Clyde more or less had a contract put on him by the governor of Texas for busting his buddies out of the state pen and killing 2 guards. Clyde was raped in prison.
Bonny and Clyde were penny ante crooks who robbed grocery stores and gas stations and maybe one bank.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ylhz_WgJzWI&t=2139s

Dec 07 09:53

One Of Bank of America's "Guaranteed Bear Market" Indicators Was Just Triggered

It is undisputed that the last 2 quarters have demonstrated an impressive jump in corporate earnings growth, if mostly due to a beneficial base effect from plunging 2016 earnings which pushed them below levels reached in 2014. And naturally, this rebound has been more than priced into a market which has seen substantial multiple expansion since the Trump election to boot. But what is much more important for the market is what corporate earnings look like in the future, and it is here that Bank of America has just raised a very troubling red flag.

According to BofA's Savita Subramanian, in November the S&P 500's three-month earnings estimate revision ratio (ERR) fell for the fourth consecutive month to 0.99 (from 1.03), indicating that for the first time in seven months, there were more negative than positive earnings revisions, needless to say a major negative inflection point in the recent surge in profits. The bank's more volatile one-month ERR also weakened to 0.94 (from 1.16).

Dec 07 09:49

State Department warns Americans they are in danger from terror attacks WORLDWIDE following Trump's Jerusalem decision

The State Department issued a new 'Worldwide Caution' to Americans traveling overseas on Wednesday, after President Donald Trump announced the U.S. has officially recognized Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

The update did not include specific warnings about Israel, the West Bank and Gaza; that region's travel advisory dates back to April.

But the State Department did advise Americans to avoid Jerusalem's Old City and the West Bank on Tuesday, anticipating strong reactions to Trump's speech once the subject matter became public.

The global warning advised American citizens to 'maintain a high level of vigilance and take appropriate steps to increase their security awareness when traveling.'

Webmaster's Commentary: 

IF you can manage to not travel out of the country, but can use Skype or some other form of visual peer-to-peer conferencing software, I would highly recommend it right now.

President Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital has just placed a target on the backs of every American, and every American asset, both at home and abroad.

Dec 07 09:48

US says it doesn't need secret court's approval to ask for encryption backdoors

The US government does not need the approval of its secret surveillance court to ask a tech company to build an encryption backdoor.

The government made its remarks in July in response to questions posed by Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR), but they were only made public this weekend.

The implication is that the government can use its legal authority to secretly ask a US-based company for technical assistance, such as building an encryption backdoor into a product, but can petition the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC) to compel the company if it refuses.

Dec 07 09:38

ISRAEL LAUNCHES MASSIVE SURPRISE MILITARY DRILL AHEAD OF TRUMP’S JERUSALEM SPEECH AND AFTER STRIKES IN SYRIA

Israel launched a large-scale surprise military drill late Tuesday along the country’s northern border with Lebanon, one of many regional countries to condemn President Donald Trump’s anticipated announcement recognizing the disputed city of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

The Israeli military reportedly mobilized its Galilee division, including hundreds of logistics corps soldiers and dozens of vehicles, without prior notice, in an effort to test its rapid-response capabilities in the event of a conflict breaking out in the tense northern region, near foes Lebanon and Syria. Both Arab nations have recognized Jerusalem solely as the capital of an independent Palestinian state, and have been hit by Israeli airstrikes targeting Iran-backed forces, such as Lebanon’s Shiite Muslim Hezbollah movement, which has focused on battling Syrian rebels and jihadis in recent years. It has also clashed with Israeli forces for decades.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Israel will be attacking Lebanon soon; it is just a question of time, and when they believe that, due to other world conflicts, they can actually get away with it.

Dec 07 09:34

Asia’s Other Nuclear Standoff

By roping India and Japan into its standoff with China, the U.S. is raising the nuclear stakes in Asia – including, dangerously, between India and Pakistan.

With the world focused on the scary possibility of war on the Korean Peninsula, not many people paid much attention to a series of naval exercises this past July in the Malacca Strait, a 550-mile long passage between Sumatra and Malaysia through which pass over 50,000 ships a year.

With President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un exchanging threats and insults, why would the media bother with something innocuously labeled “Malabar 17”?

They should have.

Malabar 17 brought together the US, Japanese, and Indian navies to practice shutting down a waterway through which 80 percent of China’s energy supplies travel and to war games closing off the Indian Ocean to Chinese submarines. If Korea keeps you up at night, try imagining the outcome of choking off fuel for the world’s second largest economy.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

War with China (or Russia, for that matter) right now, would be the most pig-headedly, ham-fistedly stupid thing the US government could do right now.

This, unfortunately, is absolutely no guarantee that the US government won't haul off and do it. Paul Craig Roberts has made this claim, that there are plans in the works to do just that, and he presented this in an article he wrote last Spring:

Washington plans to nuke Russia and China

Dec 07 09:28

Abbas: US Can No Longer Mediate Israel-Palestinian Talks

With the US so heavily committed to supporting Israel, and protecting them from any UN resolutions, it’s always been difficult for the Palestinian leadership to trust the US to be an impartial moderator for peace efforts. Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas says Wednesday’s move by President Trump to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital has effectively ended that entirely.

Abbas says there is no way at this point that the Palestinians can trust the US to be a mediator, saying Trump’s move encourages Israel to continue the occupation and expansion of settlements, undermining the two-state solution.

Trump has suggested that the recognition of the capital is going to help the peace process, though the Secretaries of State and Defense are both warning the move risks provoking regional violence, and White House officials say that the recognition threatens the peace process in the near-term

Webmaster's Commentary: 

What President Trump has done, effectively, in this act, is he has thoroughly destroyed the peace process; characterized American foreign policy, when it comes to the Palestenian people, as completely undeserving of any trust or credibility; destroyed any possibility of a two-state solution; and made new regional wars nearly inevitble.

These were precisely the outcomes Israel's Prime Minister Netanyahu wanted, because fear of such internal violence and wars against its neighbors, have always been Netanyahu's major way to "glue" the Israeli people together, and let him do, basically, whatever he wants with Israel's government and military.

Remember the animated movie "Wreck-It Ralph"?!? Well, it appears that, when it comes to any Israeli/Palestinian peace and rapprochement, we have a "Wreck-It Donald" in the White House, a turn of events over which I am both profoundly unhappy, and deeply concerned.

Dec 07 09:17

‘Not if, but when’: N. Korea claims US warmongering makes potential nuclear war inevitable

North Korea views the endless military drills on its borders and repeated “bellicose remarks” by top US officials as means to “provoke” a nuclear war in the region, in which the US itself will be “burnt to death by the fire.”
“The large-scale nuclear war exercises conducted by the US in succession are creating touch-and-go situation on the Korean peninsula and series of violent war remarks coming from the US high-level politicians amid such circumstances have made an outbreak of war on the Korean peninsula an established fact. The remaining question now is: when will the war break out,” a spokesperson for North Korea’s foreign ministry said Wednesday in commentary provided by state news agency KCNA.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Tomorrow is December 8th; I am hoping (and praying) that these exercises will end quietly, and the Kim Jong Un doesn't feel like uncorking another ICBM test any time soon, as a response to these exercises.

Because should war break out, the casualties, on all sides, will be enormous, including, potentially, the dependents of the American military in South Korea. And although there are very few times I agree with the guy, I think Lindsey Graham was correct about pulling US dependents out of South Korea:

Lindsey Graham Calls on the Pentagon to Pull Families of Service Members out of South Korea due to War Worries

However, for the Pentagon, such a move would be a massive "tip of the hand", telegraphing an attack was coming, so no matter how much "collateral damage" may result for military families from a blitzkrieg-style, US attack against North Korea, I don't see an evacuation of military family personnel happening for just that reason.

Dec 07 09:01

Trump's Jerusalem Tit-For-Tat: Orders Saudis To ‘Immediately’ End Yemen Blockade

In a brief statement issued Wednesday afternoon, President Trump called on Saudi leadership to completely lift the years long Saudi military blockade on war-torn Yemen. The unexpected announcement came on the same day President Trump delivered an extremely controversial televised address wherein he gave official US recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

“I have directed officials in my administration to call the leadership of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to request that they completely allow food, fuel, water and medicine to reach the Yemeni people who desperately need it,” Trump said through a White House press release. “This must be done for humanitarian reasons immediately.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Mr. President, please let me get my head around this; you are requesting that the Butcher of Yemen, AKA Prince Salman, end the siege of Yemen, after you just publicly recognised Jerusalem as Israel's capital, keeping your promise to APIAC, and symbolically writing off your debt of $100 million dollars to Sheldon Adelson during the last campaign and yet, you are expecting all of this to make Prince Salman amenable to ending the seige of Yemen?!?

Sir, I am frantically looking for the logic in this request, and frankly seeing absolutely none.

What I would rather expect, particularly after your declaration yesterday regarding Jerusalem, is for Prince Salman to massively acellerate his bombing campaign in Yemen to the point of wiping out any Yemeni people still standing, in retalliation for your having recognized Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

Dec 07 08:50

WHY THE GLOBALISTS NEED A WAR, AND SOON

In recent years the concept of “world war” has given way to a more insidious trend of constant and sporadic regional wars. In most cases these regional wars have helped to contribute to the steady downfall of the U.S. through accumulating national debts as well as international distrust or hatred. In fact, one might conclude that if we were to look at the macro-picture of the vast array of regional wars being perpetrated by the globalists we would see that all of them combined are amounting to a kind of world war in a different form.

Dec 07 08:44

PULITZER PRIZE WINNER SEYMOUR HERSH, JOHN PILGER, AND NOAM CHOMSKY ARE CONSIDERED ‘FAR-RIGHT CONSPIRACISTS’ IN THE SYCOPHANTIC NEW SCHOOL OF JOURNALISM.

Manadel al-Jamadi hung from the rusty rungs of a barred window, his hands behind his back in a style known as a Palestinian hanging. American troops beat him and demanded the unconscious prisoner reveal the whereabouts of a non-existent weapons cache. His face was hidden under a green bag and hanging down over his droopy shoulders, displacing from their sockets from gravity’s force, pushing his limp body down to the cold ground of his cell.

Half an hour passed, and the exuberant Americans soldiers started to think that the sorry Iraqi man was cheating them by playing dead ‘like a possum’, and released him from his stress position. They then realised that the prisoner had no pulse.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

When telling the truth becomes criminal, the truth teller becomes, as have Hersch, Pilger, and Chompsky, anathemas to the Deep State, and are to be punished for having had the audacity to even look for the truth, particularly when that truth does not align with the official, consistently regurgitated, Deep State narrative, which has been created to further its agenda.

Gentlemen, welcome to our world.

Dec 07 08:35

FBI Agreed To Destroy Clinton Laptops To Save Her From Jail, Lawmakers Say

Lawmakers say the illegal arrangement with former Clinton chief of staff Cheryl Mills and staffer Heather Samuelson included providing them with immunity from prosecution and destroying any evidence that would incriminate Hillary. Pro-Hillary FBI agents also agreed to limit the search on any remaining emails to no later than Jan. 31, 2015.

Foxnews.com reports: This meant investigators could not review documents for the period after the email server became public — in turn preventing the bureau from discovering if there was any evidence of obstruction of justice, sources said.

The Republican chairman of the House Judiciary Committee fired off a letterMonday to Attorney General Loretta Lynch asking why the DOJ and FBI agreed to the restrictive terms, including that the FBI would destroy the laptops after finishing the search.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Can anyone tell me now, with a straight face, that this was not political corruption of the highest magnitude on the part of the FBI, to make Clinton come off as teflon, where none of her criminal behaviour was allowed to stick, in the form of an indictment, or multiple indictments?!?

Dec 07 08:29

How Many Wars Is the US Really Fighting?

This year, US Special Operations forces have already deployed to 135 nations, according to Ken McGraw, a spokesman for Special Operations Command (SOCOM). That’s roughly 70 percent of the countries on the planet. Every day, in fact, America’s most elite troops are carrying out missions in 80 to 90 nations, practicing night raids or sometimes conducting them for real, engaging in sniper training or sometimes actually gunning down enemies from afar. As part of a global engagement strategy of endless hush-hush operations conducted on every continent but Antarctica, they have now eclipsed the number and range of special ops missions undertaken at the height of the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

If there was ever a time this country needs a Department of Peace, to advocate for non-military resolutions to geopolitical conflicts, it is right the hell now.

Our troop strength is stretched way too thinly as it is.

Additionally, unlike what we have seen with Russian weaponry, which has performed brilliantly in Syria, the weaponry our soldiers get rarely works as advertised, and many times has to be scrapped just as it is coming on line. I submit, for your edification, the Navy's new rail gun, which may have to be scrapped.

U.S. Navy's Frighteningly Powerful Railgun May Be Scrapped In $500M Boondoggle
Read more at https://hothardware.com/news/navy-railgun-might-be-scrapped#xI27xlU8hyULVDWQ.99

I used to believe (perhaps, quixotically), that the US government had the skills and abilities to win in international conflicts through hard-won, moral negotiations; sadly, it seems that if such a capability ever truly existed on the part of the US government, it no longer does.

The Occupied, Unhinged, Surveilled States of America cannot seem to get what it wants, geopolitically, without clubbing other countries into submission with its military might, and that is precisely what we are seeing, in this deployment of American military around the world, both overtly... and covertly.

Dec 06 17:11

Israeli firm Cyberbit illegally spied on behalf of Ethiopia's despots, then stored all their stolen data on an unencrypted, world-readable website

Researchers from the University of Toronto's amazing Citizen Lab (previously) have published a new report detailing the latest tactics from the autocratic government of Ethiopia, "the world's first turnkey surveillance state" whose human rights abuses have been entirely enabled with software and expertise purchased on the open market, largely from companies in western countries like Finfisher and Hacking Team. In Champing at the Cyberbit, Citizen Lab researchers Bill Marczak, Geoffrey Alexander, Sarah McKune, John Scott-Railton, and Ron Deibert disclose how malware developed and sold by the Israeli company Cyberbit (a subsidiary of Elbit) was used to attack members of the Ethiopian opposition, including political exiles in the USA and elsewhere who were forced to leave Ethiopia in fear of their lives.

Dec 06 09:49

US ambassador sees no link between RT America’s FARA registration & loss of Congress credentials?

RT America’s registration as a ‘foreign agent’ in the US ultimately led to them losing accreditation on Capitol Hill, but US Ambassador to Russia Jon Huntsman does not see a link between the two events.

Last month, the US Department of Justice ordered RT America (officially registered as T&R Productions LLC) to register under the Foreign Agents Registration Act – a 1938 law initially targeting Nazi German propaganda in the US. Top Russian figures, including President Vladimir Putin, repeatedly condemned the step, saying that registering Russian news outlets under FARA would restrict freedom of speech in America

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Is the prerequisite for obtaining a job as a US ambassador to a foreign country complete, utter geopolitical blindness as to the realities on the ground in the country to which they are the ambassador?!?

Dec 06 09:40

Arizona Citizens Tracked In Facial Recognition Database In First Step For 'REAL ID' Implementation

Arizona citizens are now in a government database that uses facial recognition technology to track them simply for getting a driver’s license.

This allows federal and local law enforcement to use the “perpetual lineup” of suspects not accused of a crime to see if someone is wanted for a crime, Arizona Capitol Times reported.

The state says that the program is to prevent identity theft and fraud. Here’s how it works according to Arizona Capitol Times.

After someone at the Motor Vehicle Division takes your photo, your face is scanned by a system based on a proprietary algorithm that analyzes facial features.

The system compares your face against the 19 million photos in the state’s driver’s license database to look for similarities. If an image is similar enough, the system will flag it for further review.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

It is scary, how quicky science fiction, like the concept of "pre-crime", introduced in the film "Minority Report", released in 2002, becomes science fact, generally controlled by the worst elements of Federal and State government who most probably should not be in control of it at all.

Coupled with the reality that there is no disclosure to Arizonans that this is even happening, or top-down oversight, makes such a surveillance system prone to real abuse.

Dec 06 09:19

YEMEN’S WAR IS DESTROYING A GENERATION OF CHILDREN

Ahmed, 13, was picking guava fruit from trees in the Al-Jahmalia district of Taiz with four friends on Sept. 18 when the bombs fell.

After trying in vain to persuade his friends into a game of soccer, he’d wandered off. Minutes later a shell, fired by Houthi-Saleh forces, struck, shaking the earth beneath Ahmed’s feet. He ran back to check on his friends, only to arrive in time to watch the youngest, Rayan, 6, take his last breath on the street. The limbs of the others, ages 15, 14, and 12, were scattered across the narrow pathway between traditional stone houses.

“At the beginning of the war, we used to get scared. But now we are used to it,” said Ahmed, the crackle of gunfire and shelling echoing in the distance. He was standing in the same street where he’d watched his friends die two weeks earlier.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

You have to understand: this is precisely the outcome Saudi Arabia's Butcher of Yemen, AKA Prince Salman, wants to see happening in Yemen.

And, of course, in light of the reality that the US government is aiding and abetting Saudi war crimes in Yemen, these are precisely the outcomes Prince Salman is getting; the assassinations of children, women, and the medical fragile elderly; deaths through malnutrition, through cholera and now, diptheria.

I would imagine, with the assination of former President Saleh, that the Prince may well order a concerted carpet bombing of Yemen, and complete his grisly and gruesome genocide against this country.

Dec 06 09:05

Report: House Intelligence Committee to Begin Writing Contempt Resolution for FBI, DOJ Officials

The House intelligence committee will begin writing a resolution Tuesday to cite top FBI and Justice Department officials in contempt of Congress after they missed a Monday deadline to turn over documents the committee subpoenaed in late August, according to the Washington Examiner.
The tipping point came after information the committee had been seeking for months was leaked to the New York Times and the Washington Post during the weekend.

Those stories revealed that top FBI agent Peter Strzok was removed from the special counsel’s Russia probe after he exchanged critical text messages about President Trump with another FBI agent with whom he was having an extramarital affair.

The committee asked months ago why the FBI removed Strzok but were never told the reason.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

IF true, this is a good start.

Dec 06 09:03

"Astonishing And Disturbing" Email Exposes Mueller Deputy As Anti-Trumper

The rumblings that Special Counsel Mueller's Russia investigation is perilously compromised by political bias are about to grow a whole lot louder.

Just a couple of days after it was revealed that FBI veteran, Peter Strzok, was removed from Mueller's team due to the discovery of anti-Trump text messages exchanged with a colleague (whom he happened to be having an extra-marital affair with), and hours after the WSJ editorial board called for Mueller to step down for being "too conflicted", Judicial Watch has released emails obtained via FOIA that reveal another agent and a Mueller deputy, Andrew Weissmann, praising former Acting Attorney General Sally Yates' efforts to defy a direct order from President Trump on the enforcement of his travel ban executive order.

"I am so proud. And in awe. Thank you so much. All my deepest respects."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is proof positive that the FBI has become way too politicized, and all holdovers from the Obama Administration need to be fired, and immediately; period, end of discussion.

There are too many big issues at stake right now to allow those with extreme partisan politics to attempt to crucify a sitting President, just because they lost the election.

This punishes the nation as a whole, and that is singularly unfair and immoral.

Dec 06 08:56

Trump to declare Jerusalem capital of Israel: White House officials

The president is expected to officially announce the policy changes in remarks at the White House at 1pm on Wednesday.

A U.S. official and a source close to the White House told ABC News that official recognition of Jerusalem as the capital is expected to be intentionally broad and not meant to preclude the possibility that the Palestinians could claim part of the historic city as a capital of a future Palestinian state. The president does not want to "prejudice" the outcome of any future peace negotiations for a two-state solution, one source familiar with the plan told ABC News.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

President Trump, a word, please; if your desired outcome of this announcement was to light a match and throw it into pools of gasoline in order to ignite the entire Middle East on fire, you certainly have achieved your objective, bravo!! Well done!!

You had to understand that once this announcement was made, Israel will never allow the Palestinians to claim even a tiny portion of Jerusalem as their capital, and will continue to pursue brisk Jewish only settlements, coupled by brisk annexations and demolitions of homes in which Palestinians have lived for decades, which will engulf the West Bank and East Jerusalem into places of extreme violence, which will put both Israelis and Palestinians in great risk for violence.

By this action, you have incontrovertibly proven, and demonstrated fully, that the United states is pathologically incapable of being an honest broker for peace, and that the two state solution is, for all intents, and purposes, dead.

Congratulations on your monumental idiocy on this issue; your good buddy, Prime Minister Netanyahu got precisely what he wanted; but the price, in terms of potential violence for the entire region, is potentially going to be an horrific price to pay.

And one has to speculate; was this how he promised to pay back that hundred million dollar donation from Sheldon Adelson in 2016?!?

GOP Megadonor Sheldon Adelson to give Trump up to One Hundred Million Dollars in Campaign Donations

Dec 06 08:43

FIFTH OF UK POPULATION NOW IN POVERTY AMID WORST DECLINE FOR CHILDREN AND PENSIONERS IN DECADES, MAJOR REPORT REVEALS

Britain’s record on tackling poverty has reached a turning point and is at risk of unravelling, following the first sustained rises in child and pensioner poverty for two decades, a major report has warned.

Nearly 400,000 more children and 300,000 more pensioners are now living in poverty than five years ago, during which time there have been continued increases in poverty across both age groups – prompting experts to warn that hard-fought progress towards tackling destitution is “in peril”.

The report, by the independent Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF), shows that a total of 14 million people in the UK currently live in poverty – more than one in five of the population. While poverty levels fell in the years to 2011-12, changes to welfare policy – especially since the 2015 Budget – have seen the numbers creep up again.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

How a country will be judged, through the lens of history, is in large part through how it treats its most vulnerable of its citizens, both its children, and its medically fragile elderly.

The UK is failing its most vulnerable citizens, and catastrophically, right now.

Dec 06 08:39

Expert gives Congress solution to vote machine cyber-security fears: Keep a paper backup

Video With too many electronic voting systems buggy, insecure and vulnerable to attacks, US election officials would be well advised to keep paper trails handy.

This is according to Dr Matt Blaze, a University of Pennsylvania computer science professor and top cryptographer, who spoke to Congress this week about cyber-threats facing voting machines and election infrastructure.

Among Blaze's recommendations is that rather than rely on purely electronic voting machines to log votes, officials use optical scan machines that retain a paper copy of each voter's ballot that can be consulted if anyone grows concerned about counting errors or tampering. In other words, due to the fact that everything has bugs and flaws, truly paperless voting systems should be a no-no.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This man is entirely correct in his assessment.

Dec 06 08:21

Google to appoint staff of 10,000 to weed out extremist content on YouTube

Google plans to increase to 10,000 the number of its staffers tasked with tracking down extremist content on YouTube.

"We will continue the growth of our teams, with the goal of bringing the total number of people across Google working to address content that might violate our policies to over 10,000 in 2018," YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki told Britain's Daily Telegraph in an interview.

Wojcicki said that "bad actors" had used the video-sharing site to "mislead, manipulate, harass or even harm" others.

The announcement comes after British Prime Minister Theresa May put heavy pressure on social media companies to remove radical content after a series of deadly terror-related attacks this year in the United Kingdom.

"The tech companies have made significant progress on this issue, but we need to go further and faster to reduce the time it takes to reduce terrorist content online," May said in a speech to the United Nations in October, according to reports.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

But what happens when a documented narrative doesn't meet with the "Deep State's" liking, as it doesn't follow the official narrative?!?

Will such content be "weeded out" as well?!?

Dec 06 08:17

INTELLIGENCE DIRECTOR SAYS GOV'T CAN DEMAND ENCRYPTION BACKDOORS WITHOUT HAVING TO RUN IT BY THE FISA COURT

A set of questions from Senator Ron Wyden -- directed at the Office of the Director of National Intelligence -- have finally received answers. The answers [PDF] were actually given to the Senate oversight committee in July but have just now been made public.

Zack Whittaker of ZDNet has taken a look at the answers the ODNI provided and found something that indicates the government can not only compel the creation of backdoors, but can do so without explicit approval from the FISA court.

The government made its remarks in July in response to questions posed by Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR), but they were only made public this weekend.

The implication is that the government can use its legal authority to secretly ask a US-based company for technical assistance, such as building an encryption backdoor into a product, but can petition the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC) to compel the company if it refuses.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

One has to wonder if this is why the following article came out late last month:

Microsoft May have helped HP Install Spyware on their computers

Dec 06 08:11

US bombers to fly over Korean peninsula: report

The U.S. Air Force will send a number of B-1B Lancer bombers to South Korea on Wednesday to take part in a week-long joint military exercise following Pyongyang's latest missile test, according to Yonhap News Agency.

An unspecified number of the long-range bombers will join more than 230 aircraft taking part in the two countries' largest-ever joint exercise, called "Vigilant Ace," a defense source told the South Korean news agency.

The move comes shortly after North Korea launched its first missile test in two months.

The supersonic bombers have previously flown to the peninsula in pairs as a show of force after past missile launches by the isolated nation's military.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I am hoping (and, as a Christian, praying) that nothing goes haywire between now and the end of this week, when these exercises are supposed to end, and that Kim Jong Un will not believe it to be strategically in his best interest to launch another ICBM at the conclusion of these exercises.

Dec 06 08:05

MEET THE ISRAELI CYBER-WEAPONS DEALER PAID MILLIONS BY GOVERNMENTS TO HACK OUR PHONES

A seven-year-old Israeli firm founded by three veterans of Israel's military intelligence unit is raking in millions selling CIA-tier hacking software to governments around the world. With over 200 employees, a sales arm in Bethesda, Maryland, and a long list of clients identified by watchdogs which have dubious civil rights records, the NSO Group - owned by U.S.-based Francisco Partners, charges $500,000 plus $65K per phone to completely hack and infiltrate a device with their flagship "Pegasus" software suite.

Housed in an office complex in the northern Tel Aviv district of Herzelia, the NSO Group has created the world's most invasive mobile spy kit responsible for some of the most aggressive attacks in the world of espionage. From Mexico's misuse of NSO's software, to the UAE targeting dissidents, to the ex-President of Panama using Pegasus to spy on his enemies, researchers at Canada's Citizen Lab have uncovered dozens of instances of inappropriate hacking.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Inside or outside your home, Americans now have utterly no right of privacy.

It is singularly unpleasant to watch the Constitution and Bill of Rights get vivisected right under your nose, by those shadowy institutions, outsourcing their work, which alledgedly exist to protect We the People, but are only there to protect the elite and monied.

Dec 06 07:59

RETIRED CIA AGENT WORKING WITH BLACKWATER FOUNDER CLAIMS H.R. MCMASTER APPROVED NSA SPY JOB ON TRUMP FAMILY

A retired CIA officer reportedly working with Blackwater founder Erik Prince to pitch the White House on a global, private spy network which as we reported yesterday would allow the White House to circumvent and counter "deep state enemies" within U.S. intelligence agencies, is said to have made the stunning claim that National Security Advisor H.R. McMaster worked with the NSA to perform surveillance on Donald Trump Jr, Eric Trump, Steve Bannon and others, according to a report in The Intercept.

The former CIA agent, John R. Maguire - a Trump transition team member who works for intelligence contractor Amyntor Group, spent over two decades as a paramilitary officer - including tours in Central America working with the Contras. After retiring, Maguire hooked up with Blackwater founder Erik Prince in what has been a long and fruitful professional relationship.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

IF these revelations are, in fact, true, they are stunning in their breadth and scope.

And on top of that, the following, stunning bombshell:
NSA’S MCMASTER “AUTHORIZED SURVEILLANCE OF BANNON AND TRUMP FAMILY.” INTEL SENT TO GEORGE SOROS

Again, IF, in fact, these reports are true, President Trump needs to sack McMasters as quickly as humanly possible, and not even allow another 24 hours of this betrayal of his presidency to continue.

Dec 06 07:35

The Dog That Didn’t Bark – Israel Shamir

The media dog keeps silent...

Now the glorious if a tad too long name of the Saudi Crown Prince Muhammad bin Salman (or MBS) should join the list of the great solution-makers. He faced the problem of having a broke country, an empty treasury, and a lot of very rich citizens with full coffers.

Trump faces a similar problem; in the US, the top dogs have the whole hog, while the state is in multi-trillion debt.

Dec 05 15:40

US Trade Deficit Surges Near Five Year High Despite Sliding Dollar

The US trade balance surprisingly blew out in October, increasing from $44.9 billion to $48.7 billion, as unexpectedly exports decreased and imports increased despite the ongoing dollar weakness, missing estimates of $47.5 billion. October's number was tied for the widest deficit going back to early 2012...

... and marks a stark divergence with the recent dollar weakness which would suggest an improvement in US trade data.

Broken down by components, the goods deficit increased $3.8 billion in October to $69.1 billion. The services surplus decreased less than $0.1 billion in October to $20.3 billion.

Exports of goods and services decreased less than $0.1 billion, or less than 0.1 percent, in October to $195.9 billion. Exports of goods decreased $0.3 billion and exports of services increased $0.3 billion.

Dec 05 15:36

Russia Warns Korean Peninsula "On Brink Of War"

Following the launch of the "largest ever" US-South Korean aerial military drills, and Pyongyang's latest, most impressive, missile test, the Russian foreign ministry issued a warning that "the situation on the Korean Peninsula is on the brink of war," adding that "Kim seeks to raise the stakes before any talks."

The US and South Korea launched their largest aerial drills yet on Monday, less than a week after North Korea tested its new Hwasong-15 missile which military observers said has the capacity to strike Washington DC, or nearly any other location in the continental US. The launched shattered nearly two months of calm as many suspected the North’s benefactors in China were making good on their promises to rein in the restive state’s belligerent behavior.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I am hoping (and, as a Christian, praying) that nothing goes haywire before the end of these exercises, and that Kim Jung Un doesn't throw another ICBM into the air right after them.

IF Russia is going to offer itself as an intermediary to ratchet down the tensions here, the US government should graciously accept any assistance in doing so.

But of course, that... would be logical, so it will be immediately rejected out of hand.

Dec 05 15:22

Trump and Netanyahu Conspire to Make Jerusalem Israel’s Capital as They Make Preparations to Attack Iran

Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, who is apparently now close to being indicted for corruption, is becoming increasingly desperate to cover up his alleged financial criminality. His strategy to deflect attention is to conspire with the Trump family for the US to collaborate in changing the status of Jerusalem from an ‘international city affording access to all faiths’, to being the political capital of Israel.

It is also alleged that he is colluding with the White House in making preparations for Israeli forces to attack Iran, presumably together with US troops and American F-35 strike aircraft. That would be a catastrophic political and military error that would have dire consequences for both the Middle East and Europe.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Although the Knesset has just approved a bill protecting Netanyahu from police being able to recommend charges against senior Israeli leadership

Israel Advances Law barring Police from Making Recommendations on Indictments

Netanyahu faces a country politically turning against him.

Thousands protest against Netanyahu's corruption

As reported in mondoweiss.net, the following article appeared:

The veteran journalist Larry Derfner reports from Israel that “everybody here feels war is coming.” He adds, “There’s so much tough talk from Israel, and the Saudis would love Israel to fight a war for their interests, and the tension is very high — all this is in the news all the time.” Derfner does not believe Hezbollah or Iran would start the conflict, “because they know they’d get crushed.” He explains, “The only one I see starting it is Israel, because Israel is both strong and paranoid.” Bradley Burston, a respected columnist in the Israeli newspaper Haaretz, also could not have been more clear the other day. His opinion piece was entitled, “Netanyahu Needs a War. He Needs It to Be With Iran. And He Needs It Soon.” Burston argues that Netanyahu has several selfish reasons for wanting a conflict: 1) The Israeli political reality is turning against him. “He’s desperate now because he’s losing ground fast in the latest opinion polls.” 2) He sees he may be out of power soon, and he’s “obsessed by his place in history.” Burston writes, “Netanyahu still has no legacy beyond the number of all those many years in power.” 3) Netanyahu may also provoke war to distract from the ongoing probes into his corruption: “He’s desperate because police detectives and investigative journalists are closing in on him.”

Dec 05 15:09

CIA Chief: Saudi, Israel May Set Up ‘Joint Military Headquarters’

CIA Director Mike Pompeo says Saudi Arabia is working directly with Israel on confronting “challenges” in the Middle East, suggesting that the two sides could go as far as setting up “a joint military headquarters.”

Speaking at the Reagan National Defense Forum in California, Pompeo cited Daesh, Iran and “failed states” as posing a challenge to both Saudi Arabia and Israel, advising the two sides to develop their relationship.

“We’ve seen them [Saudis] work with the Israelis to push back against terrorism throughout the Middle East, to the extent we can continue to develop those relationships and work alongside them – the [Persian] Gulf states and broader Middle East will likely be more secure,” he said.

“It is incredibly important that in the Middle East, where we have failed states, where you have ISIS, where you have Iran, that we have got to develop a stronger coalition of countries that are willing to work together to confront these challenges,” he added.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

CIA Director Pompeo, forgive me please sir, but this is an officially horrible idea, and concretely telegraphs that the US, Saudi Arabia, and Israel, are all gung ho on attacking Iran, creating "regime change" in Tehran.

So Director Pompeo,I, need to ask a question of you here; should the US, Israel, and Saudi Arabia do this, how will Russia respond, in light of the fact that Russian military and political leaders have vowed to protect Iran militarily, should it be attacked?!?

Director Pompeo, I truly believe that you owe all Americans, particularly those whose kids will be killed or mamed for life in such a war, a brutally honest assessment here of what the potential involvement of Russia's military would mean in a war against Iran.

Dec 05 14:53

Kiev Plans to Throw Deniers of “Russian Aggression” in Jail for 5 Years

The People’s Deputy Anton Gerashchenko is ready to register a bill to supplement the Criminal Code that suggests to impose criminal liability up to 5 years for the denial of “Russian aggression”.

“In order to protect the information space of Ukraine from Murayev’s activity and to use the force of law, today I signed a bill to supplement the Criminal Code of Ukraine with Article 442-1, which I suggest to impose criminal liability (up to 5 years of imprisonment) for public denial of the fact of the Russian Federation’s military aggression against Ukraine. Tomorrow I will register this bill in the Verkhovna Rada and I suggest to put it on the agenda,” wrote Gerashchenko on his page on Facebook.

Gerashchenko noted that currently statements denying the fact of “Russian aggression” aren’t punishable under law.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

People’s Deputy Anton Gerashchenko, a word, please: how, precisely, are you going to define this "alleged Russian aggression", and do you have any comprehension how lousy the optics will be, around the world, should this legislation move forward?!?

Sir, this is "thought crime" writ large, and I would, very politely, suggest that you walk away from this, and right the heck now.

The only possible reasonable resolution to the tensions between Moscow and Kiev, will be have to be negotiated, in good faith, between both countries.

You certainly understand the concept of the "olive branch"; a way of intelligently reaching out to a geopolitical antagonist and recreating a sense of trustworthiness by your gesture.

Surely Kiev and Moscow, after their long histories, must have a way of accomplishing this; because if it is not achieved, the only solution left will be war. I am certain that you have seen, as the rest of the world has seen, Russia's rousing success in Syria, with both their military strategies, and weaponry.

Is Ukraine in a place, sir, where they can compete with that, militarily, in their military history?!?

Sir, I am just saying....

Dec 05 14:38

Warnings of Financial Crash as Stock Markets Continue to Surge

As stock markets continue to rise—Wall Street’s Dow Jones index hit a new record high yesterday following the US Senate’s passage of a massive tax cut bill—there are growing warnings that a new financial crisis is in the making.

In its quarterly review of financial conditions, issued on Sunday, the Bank for International Settlements (BIS), sometimes known as the central bankers’ bank, said the situation bore similarities to that which prevailed in the lead-up to the 2008 crash.

Increases in interest rates by the US Federal Reserve and the Bank of England had failed to choke off risky investments, and financial bubbles were growing, it warned. Financial investors were basking in the “light and warmth” of improving global economic growth, subdued inflation and soaring stock markets, while underlying risks were increasing.

Introducing the BIS review, Claudio Borio, the head of its monetary and economic department, said:

Dec 05 13:44

Yemen: 'Now there will be a new level of civil war'

The death of Yemen's former president Ali Abdullah Saleh raises doubts about the future of the war-torn country, as a Saudi-led coalition's fight against Houthi rebels will likely intensify, analysts say.

Saleh was killed on Monday by Houthi fighters - his former allies - and his death is considered a "very big blow" to his forces, said Hakim al-Masmari, editor-in-chief of the Yemen Post.

"His house has been under siege for the last two days and today they attacked the house. He escaped … he was found in a vehicle that had clashed with Houthi checkpoint forces," he told Al Jazeera from Yemen's capital, Sanaa.

"This is where he was killed along with a number of his senior aides."

Saleh, who ruled Yemen for more than three decades and played a pivotal role in the country's ongoing civil war, had called on the Saudi-led coalition to lift the siege it imposed on Yemen in a televised speech on Saturday.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I am fully expecting the Butcher of Yemen, Saudi Arabia's Prince Salman, to order as full and thorough carpet bombing of Yemen as he can conjur, leaving no Yemenis still breathing, and completely destroying what is already hideously destroyed infrastructure behind.

And let's call it by its proper name: genocide, in which the US government and military are blissfully complicit.

Dec 05 13:39

The FBI’s Perjury Trap of the Century

Accordingly, the disinterested Martian would undoubtedly insist: Declassify the NSA intercepts and publish them on Facebook (and, for old timers, on the front page of the New York Times) so that the truth would be known to all.

Of course, that would punch a deep hole in the entire RussiaGate witchhunt because NSA, in fact, did record Flynn’s late December conversations with Russian Ambassador Kislyak. And there was not a single word in them that related to alleged campaign collusion or otherwise inappropriate communications by the incoming national security adviser to a newly-elected President who was three-weeks from inauguration.

Indeed, as explained below, Mueller has effectively told us that Flynn’s communications with Kislyak were clean as a whistle.

Dec 05 10:58

The Power of Hierarchy and the Psuedo-Truth Monopoly

They hide behind Secret Societies, a worldwide network of satanic pedophiles, and use the various and law enforcement and Intel agencies they have created such as the FBI, the CIA to protect and serve their selfish interests.

For example, the FBI is a major RICO organization which specializes in covering up the Ruling Hierarchy’s crimes and fomenting fake and staged terror to create the need for bigger central government and more and more Ruling Hierarchy power.

The job of the CIA is to provide Intel for the Ruling Hierarchy leaders to be used to compromise politicians all over the world, and to start wars which will provide large profits to the Bankers who finance them and to the large stockholders of the defense contractors.

Dec 05 10:13

Shock Video: Police Shoot Dog, Force Owner to Cut Off Its Head

Goodwin says police showed up and shot his dog after it bit his neighbor.

Police then ordered Goodwin to cut the dog’s head off for it be submitted for rabies testing.

“I’ll tell you what,” one officer says, “I will take you to jail and charge you and we’ll see how much the law…”

“Charge me with what?” Goodwin asks. “With what? You’ll make up the charges?”

“When I get there I’ll give you the charges,” the officer responds.

In one horrific video, Goodwin proceeds to cut the dog’s head as ordered by police.

Dec 05 10:09

CBO: Trump military buildup would cost taxpayers an extra $683 billion

The military buildup President Donald Trump has called for would cost $683 billion more than current spending plans over the next decade, according to a new analysis by the Congressional Budget Office.

To achieve the buildup, the base budget would have to reach $688 billion by 2027, more than 20 percent larger than peak defense spending during the 1980s, CBO said in a report released Monday.

The CBO score comes as Trump closes out his first year in office without substantially advancing his promise to “rebuild the military” and — with statutory budget caps in place — no clear political path to the massive defense increase required to achieve it.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Mr. President, a word, please; can we look at spending more intelligently, rather than just spending more money?!?

Because this government has been busily throwing an inordinant amount of money on weapons systems which just don't work at all as advertised.

Please consider this; are political victories, in the name of party and personal power, bought by huge corporate donations, many times from the military industrial complex, worth the ultimate price of their weapons not functioning when our military desperately needs them to work, in order to win military conflicts?!?

There is something fundamentally wrong with the culture of our weapons systems developers, if that is the way they are being allowed to think by this government, and the elements in the government which assign weapons contracts.

That, President Trump... has to change, and change immediately, if our military is to regain its competitive edge.

Dec 05 09:56

US Officials Claim Assad ‘Not Capable of Winning’ in Syria War

With ISIS all but defeated and other rebel forces mostly boiled down to just the Idlib Province and a few smaller enclaves, most people have been saying for months at this point that the Assad government has effectively “won” the Syrian War and will survive the conflict, albeit with some reforms needed at the end.

US officials, however, are insisting that Assad is wholly “not capable of winning” this war, citing massive damage to the national infrastructure, huge casualties the military has suffered, and his growing dependence on his allies.

This prediction of “not winning” is likely to be the centerpiece of future US justifications for keeping large numbers of ground troops in Syria over the express objections of the Syrian government.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

It is the US and its proxies who have actually lost in Syria.

And one has to wonder just how long the Russians are going to put up with this concocted "nonsense" as the justification for US troops remaining on the ground here.

Were I a betting person, I would bet: not very long.

Dec 05 09:47

Victim's Testimony Reveals Establishment-Connected East Coast Trafficking Network

Despite Bucceroni's previous press interviews regarding his claims of abuse, a large portion of what Disobedient Media learned from him has never before been made public. Bucceroni's story is particularly significant because his allegations reveal the intersection of political clout, organized crime and a systematic abuse of children that transcends political affiliation.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The question has to be asked; why do power, personal wealth, and pedophilia seem to consistently converge in this way?!?

In my world, anyone who would do this to a child needs to be tried, convicted, and locked up for life, without any possibility of parole.

Dec 05 09:38

Daphne Caruana Galizia murder: Malta police arrest ten suspects in connection with car bombing

Home minister Michael Farrugia confirmed the nationalities of the latter two arrests but said he would not go into any more detail because, he said, “I have been already threatened by legal action by the Caruana Galizia family.”

53-year-old Caruana Galizia was murdered on 16 October. Her popular blog had relentlessly highlighted cases of alleged high-level corruption targeting politicians from across party lines, including around the Panama Papers tax scandal.

Her killing has sparked protests on the island, with thousands marching against what some called the “Mafia state”.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

There is a marvellous episode of the TV series, Elementary, where the Sherlock Homes characterises his dad to Joan Watson as an industrial strength "baddy", by charging that his dad "has assassins on speed dial." The way the actor Miller delivers it is hysterically funny, but this is a chilling reality, universally, for those who are members of the "Deep State", in almost any country around the world.

And that is how the Deep State, universally, gets rid of its truth tellers, pointing out extreme corruption in their regimes: assassinations.

Were I a betting person, I would bet that some patsy will be framed and convicted for this murder, because it was most likely done by an assassin for hire by the government of Malta; almost all governments have them, of course.

Look, here in the US, at what happened to Gary Webb, the guy who wrote the series "Dark Alliance" for the San Jose Mercury News, and was subsequently blacklisted for telling the truth, then killed for it.

Gary Webb: murdered for exposing the truth

Dec 05 09:22

Obama DOJ Didn't Bother To Interview FBI Informant Before Filing Charges In Uranium One Scandal

Do you ever get the sense that with certain investigations, primarily those targeting conservatives, the FBI has a tendency to dot every 'i', cross every 't' and pursue charges at all costs, no matter how minor, but with others (think Hillary's email scandal) even the most glaring violations of federal law seem to go unpunished?

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Why am I thoroughly unsurprised by this?!?

Dec 05 09:19

Top Russian General: U.S. and NATO ‘Preparing to Start a War’ with Russia in Europe

“It indicates that they, the Americans in the first place, are preparing to start a war in Europe, and you can wage a war in Europe against Russia only.”

In a piece published by RT on November 8, Colonel General Leonid Ivashov, a former top Russian defense ministry official, pointed to the growing NATO military potential in eastern Europe and claimed that the alliance and Washington were preparing to start a war with Russia.

Referring to NATO’s deployment of tactical groups to the area and their potential expansion into divisions, Ivashov said: “It indicates that they, the Americans in the first place, are preparing to start a war in Europe, and you can wage a war in Europe against Russia only.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Is Ivashod being excessively paranoid, looking at the current NATO deployments, encircling Russia?!?

I would say, perhaps not, and NATO's dismissal of his fears are not at all grounded in reality.

Paul Craig Roberts, a genetleman of enormous professional integrity in my world, presented the following article in the spring of this year, and it is a rather shocking, yet credible, eye-opener: Roberts has both the connections and smarts to be correct in his assessment.

Washington Plans to Nuke Russia and China

Here is a short intro from this same article, and I strongly encourage you to read the whole thing.

"Not everyone likes to hear about the threat of nuclear war. Some find refuge in denial and say that nuclear war is impossible because it makes no sense. Unfortunately, humankind has a long record of doing things that make no sense.

In previous posts in recent years I have pointed out both written documents and changes in US war doctrine that indicate that Washington is preparing a preemptive nuclear attack on Russia and China. More recently, I have shown that Washington’s demonization of Russia and President Putin, the incessant lies about Russian deeds and intentions, and the refusal of Washington to cooperate with Russia on any issue have convinced the Russian government that Washington is preparing the Western populations for an attack on Russia. It is obvious that China has come to the same conclusion.

It is extremely dangerous to all of mankind for Washington to convince two nuclear powers that Washington is preparing a preemptive nuclear strike against them. It is impossible to imagine a more reckless and irresponsible act. Yet this is precisely what Washington has done."

Reading the entire article will cause you to think differently about all the demonization we are seeing, against both Russia and China; demonization, coupled with sanctions, are almost always the duel preludes to war.

Dec 05 09:05

TRUMP WHITE HOUSE WEIGHING PLANS FOR PRIVATE SPIES TO COUNTER “DEEP STATE” ENEMIES

THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION is considering a set of proposals developed by Blackwater founder Erik Prince and a retired CIA officer — with assistance from Oliver North, a key figure in the Iran-Contra scandal — to provide CIA Director Mike Pompeo and the White House with a global, private spy network that would circumvent official U.S. intelligence agencies, according to several current and former U.S. intelligence officials and others familiar with the proposals.

The sources say the plans have been pitched to the White House as a means of countering “deep state” enemies in the intelligence community seeking to undermine Donald Trump’s presidency.

The creation of such a program raises the possibility that the effort would be used to create an intelligence apparatus to justify the Trump administration’s political agenda.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

As tantalizing as something like this might sound to someone seeing President Trump get blocked at every leverl of trying to govern, the question has to be asked: just where, please, would the accountability be, in such a system?!?

Unfortunately, in this scheme of things, nowhere.

Dec 05 08:59

Apple CEO Tim Cook says he 'shares China's cyberspace vision' at an event promoting the country's internet censorship

Tim Cook, CEO of Apple, has revealed that he shares China's cyberspace vision of 'developing a digital economy for openness and shared benefits.'
Speaking at a conference in China this week, Cook said that Apple was 'proud to have worked alongside many of our partners in China to help build a community that will join a common future in cyberspace.'
The news comes as Apple faces criticism from rights groups for bowing to pressure from cyber regulators after it removed hundreds of apps from its Chinese store this year.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

After this revelation, it appears that Tim Cook would sell his own mother for medical experiments to positively enhance Apple's bottom line in China.

But of course, an independent internet, bringing the truth to ordinary citizens, no matter where they reside, has always been an anathema to Big Government; the military industrial complex; the medical industrial complex; and the food industrial complex.

Dec 05 08:49

CUSTOMS AND BORDER PROTECTION SEEKS BIOMETRIC ID FOR ALL MAJOR U.S. AIRPORTS WITHIN 4 YEARS

Despite Customs and Border Protection admitting to ongoing privacy concerns over data retention (currently planned for a 2-week maximum), an article in The Business of Federal Technology highlights that a rapid expansion of biometric airport security is imminent.

Until now, biometric ID has been used or tested at 5 international airports. Although there was a clear assumption of a wider roll-out, it was unclear what the timetable was for implementation and how pervasive the program would become. Apparently, if all goes well for CBP, it will be in ALL U.S. airports within just 4 years, according to statements given to senators by Commissioner Kevin McAleenan:

McAleenan, who is facing confirmation to hold the top CBP job on a permanent basis, told members of the Senate Finance Committee that the agency planned to expand current trials at five international airports to all major airports in the U.S. in four years.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

For national travel, this is simply going to push people back into their cars on to already overloaded, packed, and in many cases, crumbling US highways.

IF this is the outcome CBP wants this technology to have, then bravo, well done!!

And BTW, CBP: the fastest way to eliminate terror in this country, is to stop mucking about with other countries' resources, expropriating them to the corporations which own this country, and to which they have utterly no moral right, and insuring that those resources are only sold for the US dollar.

You're welcome!! :-)

Dec 05 08:38

US military agency invests $100m in genetic extinction technologies

Technology could be used to wipe out malaria carrying mosquitos or other pests but UN experts say fears over possible military uses and unintended consequences strengthen case for a ban.

A US military agency is investing $100m in genetic extinction technologies that could wipe out malarial mosquitoes, invasive rodents or other species, emails released under freedom of information rules show.

The documents suggest that the US’s secretive Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (Darpa) has become the world’s largest funder of “gene drive” research and will raise tensions ahead of a UN expert committee meeting in Montreal beginning on Tuesday.

The UN Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) is debating whether to impose a moratorium on the gene research next year and several southern countries fear a possible military application.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Guardian, I am absolutely calling you out on this, because that last statement is fundamentally, stupidly incorrect, and you know it.

As reported in presstv.ca on 7 November of this year:

US military says collecting Russian DNA for ‘research purposes’ The article goes on to say:

"US, Israel worked on biogenetic weapons

Biogenetic weapons are defined as biological agents designed to inflict debilitating diseases or other internal bodily afflictions on a specific group of people who share a genetic code.

While it remains unclear if such weapons have ever been successfully developed, the US and Israel are known to have given it a try.

In 1998, the popular US-based technology magazine Wired reported that Israel was working on a biological agent “that would harm Arabs while leaving Jews unaffected.”

Reuters later reported that, according to British scientists, it was possible to develop such weapons given the advances in genetic mapping".

Are you so collectively naive that you don't understand that these genetic extinction technologies are about killing off far more than mosquitos?!?!

Dec 05 08:27

MUELLER GOES AFTER TRUMP'S BANK ACCOUNTS, SUBPOENAS DEUTSCHE BANK

Special Counsel Robert Mueller has subpoenaed Deutsche Bank, demanding that it disclose details of transactions and documents on accounts help by President Trump and members of his family as the "Russian collusion" probe now turns its attention to Trump's bank accounts. According to Handelsblatt, which first reported the news, the bank received the subpoena several weeks ago. Trump has had a banking relationship with Deutsche Bank dating back nearly two decades and the German lender's $300 million loan accounts for nearly half of his outstanding debt (based on a July 2016 analysis by Bloomberg). Trump's debt to Deutsche includes $170m relating to a Washington hotel.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Having found nothing actionable regarding the "Russian Election Collusion", Meuller's alleged "investigation" has simply morphed into a classic "fishing expedition."

I would, therefore, like to politely suggest that Trey Gowdy, who sits on the Committee on Ethics; Committee on the Judiciary. Subcommittee on Constitution and Civil Justice; the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform (Chairman) Subcommittee on Health Care, Benefits and Administrative Rules;
and Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, launch a broad-based investigation of Meuller's financial affairs for at least the last 20 years, to see just how financially "squeaky clean" he has been.

There would be absolute "poetic justice" in such a move, as it would be at least as distracting for Meuller as it is for President Trump, in navigating the leadership of this country.

Dec 05 08:06

RON PAUL: GOOD NEWS, YOUNG AMERICANS WANT A NEW POLITICAL PARTY

I often joke that I’d be happy if we actually had a second party, as when it comes to the big issues – war, monetary policy, civil liberties – the Republicans and Democrats are more alike than different.

Perhaps that’s why a recent NBC News poll has found that nearly two-thirds of young people surveyed do not believe either the Republicans or Democrats are doing a good job and that a third major political party is needed.

I think this is an encouraging sign. I suspect the NBC News poll result reflects the fact that young people are not as easily hoodwinked by the mainstream media and by the two-party duopoly charade in Washington. This generation has grown up with the Internet and the abundance of alternative media that challenges what really is a one-party system in the United States.They have been exposed to many new ideas, including good ones like libertarianism and non-interventionism.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Right now, being in Congress is only about money and power, and doing the bidding of the large corporations which own our "alleged" Congressional representatives.

Dec 04 12:21

"Wreaking Havoc" - HP Installs System-Slowing Spyware On Its PCs Without Consent

On the heels of Lenovo’s massive $3.5 million fine for preinstalling adware on laptops without users‘ consent, Hewlett-Packard is jumping in with both feet when it comes to installing spyware on its PCs without the consumer’s permission.

According to numerous reports gathered by Computer World, the brand is deploying a telemetry client (a system data that is uploaded by the Connected User Experience and Telemetry component), on customer computers without asking permission.

The software, which was first identified on November 15 of this year, is called “HP Touchpoint Analytics Service” and appears to replace the self-managed HP Touchpoint Manager solution. According to the official productivity description, it features “the tools you need to ensure all your managed devices’ security — and brings you greater peace of mind”. The problem is, it’s installing itself without permission and is wreaking havoc on customers’ systems.

And the consumers are noticing:

Webmaster's Commentary: 

As we move further into the 21st century, the companies which create our computers, and this government, will be more and more in control of them, and the data on them, than we will be allowed to be.

Dec 04 11:49

The Philippines: when the police kill children

After school, Kulot would earn less than a cent and a free meal for hauling buckets of fish for sale around the neighbourhood.

On the weekends, he mixed cement or loaded sand and gravel at nearby building sites, handing over almost all his earnings to his mother.

Neighbours remember him as everyone's favourite errand boy.

Then, in mid-August, Kulot went missing. He was 14 years old.

WATCH: Another child dies in Duterte's war on drugs
Eighteen days later, his body was found 100km from his home, in a creek called Kinamatayang Kabayo (A Horse's Deathplace).

His face was wrapped in plastic and bound with tape.

Police say his body bore signs of torture and at least 26 stab wounds, many inflicted after he died, some so deep they pierced his heart and lungs.

At the time of his death, the Philippines was already reeling from the murders of several teenagers suspected to have been killed as part of the government's war on drugs.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

My prediction that all the tortures and murders, particularly of children, are going to turn the Philippine people against Duterte, and his anti-drug war is going to simply leave the drug situation worse than it was before.

There is one European country which has had a successful anti-drug program, and that is Portugal.

What happened after Portugal decriminalized drugs, from weed to heroin

The results were stellar, in the general wratcheting down of drug use by Portugal's citizens.

Of course, because it actually worked, other countries, like the US government, are loathe to try it, because too much money, filtering into too many pockets, makes it too lucrative a trade to decriminalize.

Dec 04 11:35

Jared Kushner at Saban Forum: Israel needs peace with Palestinians before it can form alliance with Arab states – U.S. News – Haaretz.com

Jared Kushner, U.S. President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser on Middle East peace, said Sunday that Israel needs to reach a peace deal with the Palestinians before it can form an alliance with the greater Arab world.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Mr. Kutchner may be well-intentioned, but it is inexplicable to me that this gentleman is pathologically incapable of reading the facts on the ground, as Israel has manipulated them, to make it impossible for a contiguous, whole, state of Palestine, to exist.

And he needs to start by fully comprehending the realisation that Israel does not want peace but territory, and territory by any means necessary.

Has no one ever shown him, or does he not have the intellectual curiosity, to understand what the very notion of "Eretz Israel means, in terms of territorial expansion, and this is what the Zionists have been pushing for ever since the founding of Israel?

Let's take a look at what that territorial expansion, if realized, would mean for other countries around it, shall we?!?

Map: Eretz Israel, or greater Israel

Notice how many bits and pieces of surrounding territory get "gobbled up" by such an expansion?!?

Israeli Settlements Make 2-State Solution Impossible

Israel: 50 Years of Occupation abuse

The Israelis also make critically needed medical care for most ill Palstinians impossible:

Israel's Deadly Restrictions on Palestinian Patients

Israel routinely imprisons and tortures children, in order to "extract" confessions from them on what their older relatives may be doing or thinking, and have them sign those confessions in a language they cannot speak, Hebrew.

Military detention and torture routine for Palestinian children

Israel tortures Palestinian children and keeps them in outdoor cages in winter

It is threatening war against Lebanon, because of the presence of Hezbollah there:

A new ware could erupt as tensions rise between Israel and Lebanon

IF Mr. Kuchner cannot see that all of the above is not the behaviour of a civilized country, truly wanting peace with the Palestinians and its neighbors around them, but the behaviour of a country only wanting territorial expansion, at the cost of robust displacement and genocide of the Palestinian people, President Trump is getting some very lousy advice from him, and Kutchner should be sacked, and as immediately as possible.

Dec 04 11:10

Israel law allows prosecution of those revealing army violations against Palestinians

Israeli media sources revealed that the Israeli Ministerial Committee for Legislation was due to discuss a draft bill yesterday that allows the army to sue anyone who “offends” its soldiers.

The bill, which is aimed at organisations including Breaking the Silence which works to expose the occupation’s violations against Palestinian citizens, has the backing of Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked and Minister Yariv Levin, Israeli newspaper Israel Hayom reported.

According to the bill’s details, the draft law would allow soldiers to file defamation suits against anyone who tried to harm their reputation or spread information harmful to their image.

The newspaper quoted Likud MK Yoav Kish, who presented the draft bill, saying: “After the Ministerial Committee approves the draft bill, it will be presented next Wednesday for approval during a preliminary reading in the Knesset.”

Dec 04 09:42

McMaster: Potential for war with North Korea 'increasing every day

White House national security adviser HR McMaster said Saturday that North Korea represents "the greatest immediate threat to the United States" and that the potential for war with the communist nation is growing each day.

"I think it's increasing every day, which means that we are in a race, really, we are in a race to be able to solve this problem," McMaster told an audience at the Reagan National Defense Forum in Simi Valley, California when asked if North Korea's launch of an intercontinental ballistic missile Tuesday had increased the chance of war.

President Donald Trump remains committed to the complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula, McMaster said, adding that there are nonmilitary ways to deal with the issue, such as calling on China to impose greater economic sanctions against Pyongyang. McMaster noted that Beijing's "tremendous coercive economic power" over North Korea.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

HR, a word, please; what, precisely, please, does China get from the US for exerting its "tremendous coercive economic power" over North Korea to get it to denuclearize?!?

And just in case, sir, you are dealing with a really stubborn case of SMD (Selective Memory Disorder), are you having difficulty remembering that a couple of weeks ago, when China sent one of its top level diplomats/Negotiators to North Korea, Kim Jong Un refused to see him?!?

Kim Jong Un Refuses to see top Chinese Amgassador

I would also like to politely remind you that the US has, historically, begrudgingly acknowledged, and lived with, nuclear nations for whose leadership our leadership didn't hold much of a positive thought; Pakistan comes to mind here. The bottom line here, is we have learned to live with nuclear armed countries we don't like, and whose leadership doesn't particularly like that of the US.

That the potential for war war between the US and North Korea getting uglier, and from your perspective, more close, on a daily basis, is not solely the fault of North Korea, but also the faults of the choices the US government has made, over the last 60- plus years of the Armistice, to not negotiate a true peace treaty with North Korea, unlimiting and unsanctioning trade, and working with North Korea to enter into dialogue about their weapons program.

It originally worked with Iran, although Israel's Netanyahu is cheerleading for a US-led war against it; there is no logical reason that it cannot work with North Korea, except that the US government is hell-bent against really giving it a logical try.

This week, as you well know, there is a huge war game, with South Korean and US troops doing what can only be interpreted as a "dry run" for a bombing campaign against North Korea. This campaign ends this Friday.

During this time-frame, I would not bet against some kind of a "false flag" happpening, to be engineered to appear that North Korea did it, as the "justification" for mounting a full-scale military campaign against it.

But you are going to have to ask yourself, Mr. McMaster, in the most bluntly honest way you can conjur, if this false flag can be done in such a way that it appears credible to the Chinese government; because if it does not, this most probably means war with China over North Korea.

Just a few thoughts, sir.

Dec 04 09:20

Donald Trump pulls US out of UN global compact on migration

The Trump administration has pulled out of the United Nations’ ambitious plans to create a more humane global strategy on migration, saying involvement in the process interferes with American sovereignty, and runs counter to US immigration policies.

The US ambassador to the UN, Nikki Haley, informed the UN secretary general, Antonio Guterres, at the weekend that Donald Trump was not willing to continue with an American commitment to the UN global compact on migration.

The announcement of the US withdrawal from the pact came hours before the opening of a UN global conference on migration scheduled to begin on Monday in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

What has got to stop are these perpetual wars, courtesy of the US government, which are causing these mass displacements to the point where accepting countries are dealing with a massive rise in rapes, murders, and suppression of the local cultures, faith expressions, traditions, and language.

Dec 04 09:12

COPS BEAT MAN — UNTIL HE DEFECATES HIMSELF — FOR PAYING $10 FINE IN PENNIES [VIDEO]

A Michigan man is seeking damages after court officers physically assaulted and choked him to the point of defecation for trying to pay a $10 traffic fine with pennies.

Sevy had gone to Royal Oak’s 44th District Court in February to pay his parking fine with his credit card, but the $10 fine would have cost him a $1.75 transaction fee.

So, he got a bag of $10 worth of pennies and submitted them to the clerk. But the clerk turned down the money. When he asked why they refused to allow him to pay in pennies, the clerk verbally abused Sevy. An officer then intervened, instructing him to leave the premises.

According to U.S. Law Code 31.5103, “United States coins and currency (including Federal reserve notes and circulating notes of Federal reserve banks and national banks) are legal tender for all debts, public charges, taxes, and dues.” Those in government who refuse to take legal tender such as these pennies are not acting lawfully.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

IF this is how Michigan cops interpret the phrase "to protect and serve", the citizens of this state have only one alternative; move yourselves, your families, and your businesses, and your tax base, OUT of that state, and immediately.

And do inform Governor Rick Snyder that you are now completely awakened to the dark reality that living in the State of Michigan can be extremely hazardous to your health.

Literally.

Dec 04 09:03

"ACCUSING SOMEONE YOU DISAGREE WITH OF BEING A RUSSIAN TROLL IS ADMITTING YOU HAVE NO ARGUMENT"

I shouldn’t have to write this article. And yet, here we are...

I don’t care who you are or how much Palmer Report you read: accusing someone who disagrees with you of conducting psyops for a foreign government is never, ever a normal or acceptable way of conducting political discourse.

I tweeted the above yesterday after noticing another uptick in the bizarre habit establishment loyalists have of labeling anyone who disagrees with them as Russian trolls. And, though I didn’t address it to her and made no mention of her, Louise Mensch took it personally.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

These non-logic arguments demonstrate desperation on the cusp of madness.

Dec 04 08:57

ELECTORAL COUP ATTEMPT IN HONDURAS

The current National Party government derives from the 2009 military coup which overthrew President Manual Zelaya. When Zelaya was kidnapped in the coup, he was flown directly from Tegucigalpa to the US Palmerola Air Base just 40 miles from the capital. After time on the ground there, with the coup leaders presumably consulting with Washington, the kidnapped President was taken to Costa Rica. In the face of massive resistance to the coup government, five months later there was a sham election which, according to Secy of State Hillary Clinton, made the coup a “moot point”. The election was widely boycotted within Honduras but given the seal of approval by Washington.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Stealing, or "nudging" foreign elections has been a CIA-stock-in trade for years; I would imagine that if the election has not gone to the liking of the current administration, it will be manipulated in another direction.

Dec 04 08:06

NSA SECRETLY HELPED CONVICT DEFENDANTS IN U.S. COURTS, CLASSIFIED DOCUMENTS REVEAL

During Kurbanov’s trial, the government notified him that his conversations with an alleged Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan associate based in Pakistan had been intercepted. The spying, federal prosecutors said, had been authorized under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act of 1978, which regulates the monitoring of agents of foreign governments and terrorist organizations. Kurbanov was convicted at trial and sentenced to 25 years in prison, after which he’ll be deported to Uzbekistan. He is an apparent success story for U.S. counterterrorism officials. If there was any doubt about Kurbanov’s propensity for violence, he eliminated it by stabbing a prison warden in California, an act for which he is now facing additional charges.

Dec 04 07:59

Could a Single Copyright Complaint Kill Your Domain?

Earlier this week we reported how a Canada-based mashup site had its domain suspended following a copyright complaint filed by music group IFPI. Today we can put some meat on the bones, revealing how a single unproven allegation disabled an entire site, without its operators even having a chance to respond.

Dec 04 05:52

NSA, DOJ STILL AREN'T LETTING DEFENDANTS KNOW THEY'RE USING SECTION 702 EVIDENCE AGAINST THEM

The NSA has never taken its evidentiary obligations seriously. The agency is supposed to inform the court and defendants if surveillance-derived evidence is being used against them. (And it's actually supposed to hand over the evidence as well.) This just doesn't happen. The NSA encourages parallel construction to obscure the true source of evidence used in court cases. The FBI's access to Section 702 collections makes this much easier. It allows the FBI to present NSA evidence as its own, heading off any scrutiny of the NSA's programs and collection methods.

Dec 03 09:41

Progress report on the US-Russian war

I am often asked if the US and Russia will go to war with each other. I always reply that they are already at war. Not a war like WWII, but a war nonetheless. This war is, at least for the time being, roughly 80% informational, 15% economic and 5% kinetic. But in political terms the outcome for the loser of this war will be no less dramatic than the outcome of WWII was for Germany: the losing country will not survive it, at least not in its present shape: either Russia will become a US colony again or the AngloZionist Empire will collapse.

At the end of the day, political regimes can only survive by the consent of those it rules. In the United States this consent is clearly in the process of being withdrawn. In Russia it has never been stronger.

Dec 03 09:20

Netanyahu and CIA Director Pompeo Threaten Iran

Washington, Israel and Saudi Arabia comprise a sinister alliance against Iran, risking greater regional war than already.

Last month, Netanyahu vowed to prevent Iran from using Syria “as a base from which to destroy Israel” – invoking the long ago discredited canard.

Iran threatens no one, not Israel or any other countries. The Big Lie persists to justify unjustifiable US/Israeli/Saudi hostility toward the Islamic Republic.

Following Israeli warplane terror-bombing of a Syrian military target overnight Friday, naked aggression by any standard, Netanyahu released a disinformation statement, roaring:

“Let me reiterate Israel’s policy: We will not allow a regime hell-bent on the annihilation of the Jewish state to acquire nuclear weapons.”

“We will not allow that regime to entrench itself militarily in Syria, as it seeks to do, for the express purpose of eradicating our state.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

US citizens have been lied into two wars in recent memory, the Iraq war, and the Afghanistan war; we will not sit still for being lied into a third against Iran, for which Saudi Arabia and Israel are cheerleading, but fuly expect that the costs of "victory" (if there is one) will be exclusively borne by American blood and American money.

And I hope, if President Trump, signs off on such a military misadventure, as has been Afghanistan, Lybia, and Iraq, that he will seriously consider the following hard reality; Russia has vowed to come to Iran's aid, if attacked militarily.

Dec 03 09:07

US and South Korea Begging for War with North Korea. Preparation for Military Onslaught under Operation “Vigilant Ace”

On November 23, the U.S. and South Korea confirmed that they will be deploying yet another menacing military demonstration against North Korea, with 230 aircraft, including F-22 Raptor stealth fighters and F-35 aircraft, 12,000 U.S. personnel, with the participation of the U.S. marines and navy. This preparation for military onslaught against the DPRK, called “Vigilant Ace,” will begin on December 4, and this “Sword of Damocles,” which the U.S. and South Korea hold over North Korea is a perpetual form of terrorism. Confronted with these constant and deadly military threats and intolerable provocations, the DPRK had no alternative but to increase its defense, and on November 28 tested another ballistic missile.

Dec 03 08:59

US recognition of Jerusalem as Israeli capital will destroy peace process – Palestine & Arab League

The Palestinian Authority and the Arab League have warned the US against recognizing Jerusalem as Israeli capital, saying it would increase instability and put an end to the peace process. Armed group Hamas threatened more violence in the city.

“The world will pay the price” for any change in the status of Jerusalem, Mahmoud Habash, one of the top advisors to Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, said Saturday. Habash, who was speaking in the presence of Abbas, added that the recognition of the city as the Israeli capital will lead to “complete destruction of the peace process,” as cited by Ynet News.

Also Saturday, Abbas spoke on the phone with Jordan's King Abdullah II, Egyptian President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi, French President Emmanuel Macron and Qatar's Emir Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, asking the leaders to put pressure on US President Donald Trump to give up on his plans.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Abbas really doesn't understand the agenda here at all; I am perplexed that he doesn't realize by now that Netanyahu is one of President Trump's most trusted "President Whisperers".

The purpose of this coming recognition, is to create a situation where massive Palestinian violence ensues, giving Netanyahu the "justification" for creating mass genocide against Palestinians, men, women, and children.

That is precisely the outcome Netanyahu, and President Trump, want to achieve through this recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

Dec 03 08:47

IN MAJOR VICTORY FOR TRUMP, SENATE PASSES TAX-CUT BILL WHICH NOBODY READ: HERE'S WHAT'S IN IT

Shortly before 2am on Saturday, the Senate passed "the most sweeping rewrite of the U.S. tax code in three decades, slashing the corporate tax rate and providing temporary tax-rate cuts for most Americans" handing Republicans a badly needed legislative and political victory. Senators voted across party lines in a 51-49 vote, ending days of debate and "hand wringing" as leadership worked frantically behind the scenes to win over holdouts and get the proposal in line with the chamber’s rules.

Dec 03 08:24

Amnesty seeks criminal inquiry into Shell over alleged complicity in murder and torture in Nigeria

A review of thousands of internal company documents and witness statements published on Tuesday points to the Anglo-Dutch organisation’s alleged involvement in the brutal campaign to silence protesters in the oil-producing Ogoniland region in the 1990s.

Amnesty is urging the UK, Nigeria and the Netherlands to consider a criminal case against Shell in light of evidence it claims amounts to “complicity in murder, rape and torture” – allegations Shell strongly denies.

Shell stopped operations in Ogoniland in early 1993 citing security concerns but “subsequently sought ways to re-enter the region and end the protests by the Movement for the Survival of the Ogoni People, Mosop”, claims Amnesty.

On 30 April the same year troops guarding Shell’s contractors opened fire on protesters injuring 11 people, and a man was fatally shot at Nonwa village in a separate incident several days later.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"Hey, outsourced murder, rape, and torture are all in a day's work for any major corporation,in the process expropriating resources to which it has no moral right, and for which the local population gets no recompense whatsoever!" - Official Shell Souse.

Dec 03 08:16

HOW A DUBIOUS BBC REPORT GAVE ISRAEL THE "GREEN LIGHT" FOR LAST NIGHT'S ATTACK ON SYRIA

Syrian state television has confirmed that Israel attacked a military base outside of Damascus overnight on Friday, which Israeli media reports involved both surface-to-surface missiles and airstrikes, while Syria says its air defense systems were engaged and intercepted two missiles. Like other recent strikes inside Syria, the Israeli jets reportedly fired from over Lebanese airspace, in order to avoid both Syrian anti-aircraft missile systems and provoking a Russian response. Though the extent of the damage or casualties is not yet known, Syrian media has confirmed material damage to the base, and other reports indicate mass power outages in some of parts of Damascus occurred immediately after the attack, which SANA says happened at 12:30am local time.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

There is going to be a point past which Russia is going to need to stop Israel from these unprovoked attacks against Syria; the only questions are, when, and how dramatically this will happen.

Dec 03 08:11

Trump administration allegedly considering plan to privatize CIA operations

The United States Central Intelligence Agency and the White House are considering several proposals to hire private companies to carry out covert operations abroad, according to a report.

BuzzFeed News said on Thursday that the proposals were communicated to the White House in the summer. The news site, which described the proposed plans as “highly unusual”, quoted “three sources who have been briefed on or have direct knowledge of the proposals”. The sources told BuzzFeed that, if approved, the plans would include the establishment of large intelligence networks in so-called “denied areas” —namely foreign environments deemed hostile. The networks would recruit and handle local agents, carry out psychological operations, capture terrorism suspects and rendition them to the US or third countries. “Islamic extremism” is mentioned as the primary target of the proposals.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I am more than a little concerned over Mike Pompeo's desire to make the the CIA "much more vicious". What, precisely, please, did he mean by that?!?

Is the US about to outsource torture, so that the CIA can collectively say with a straight face, "we didn't torture the guy, honest!!"?!?

Torture rarely produces actionable intelligence; it gets the tortured person to say what he thinks his torturers want to hear in order to get the torture to stop.

And when agents of the US torture, or outsource the torture, two things happen; people around the world understand, fully, that this country lies through its teeth about respecting the rights of prisoners of war, even as a signatory to the Geneva Conventions, and such torture gives carte blanche of leaders of other countries to torture Americans and our American military.

One of the people who used kindness, and never violence, in his interrogations was Germany's Hans Scharff, during World War II.
Hans Scharff,Nazi Germany's Master Interrogator, used kindness, not brutality.

He was so well respected by the American military that he was hired to teach classes in his process in this country after the war.

What an apparently very misguided Mike Pompeo needs to do is to make interrogations more effective and actional-evidence proucing, which is completely, utterly incompatible with making interrogations more brutal and sadistic.

Dec 03 07:54

NSA leak exposes Red Disk, the Army's failed intelligence system. The leak marks at least the fifth exposure of NSA-related data in as many years.

The contents of a highly sensitive hard drive belonging to a division of the National Security Agency have been left online.

The virtual disk image contains over 100 gigabytes of data from an Army intelligence project, codenamed "Red Disk." The disk image belongs to the US Army's Intelligence and Security Command, known as INSCOM, a division of both the Army and the NSA.

The disk image was left on an unlisted but public Amazon Web Services storage server, without a password, open for anyone to download. Unprotected storage buckets have become a recurring theme in recent data leaks and exposures. In the past year alone, Accenture, Verizon, and Viacom, and several government departments, were all dinged by unsecured data.

Chris Vickery, director of cyber risk research at security firm UpGuard, found the data and informed the government of the breach in October. The storage server was subsequently secured, though its owner remains unknown.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Looking at this new breach, it appears that both the US military and NSA are pathologically incapable of creating any degree of "security" for their data.

Dec 02 11:33

Russian FM Reveals First Victims in Case of War on Korean Peninsula

Russia condemns the provocative actions of the United States with regard to North Korea, as well as Washington's attempts to involve Tokyo and Seoul in provocations, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has stated, adding that Japan and South Korea "will become the first victims in case of the outbreak of a war on the Korean peninsula."

According to the minister, Pyongyang has refrained from launching missiles for over two months prior to the latest launch on Wednesday.

Lavrov explained that the US officials made it clear to Russia that next US drills close to the North Korean borders were not scheduled to take place until spring 2018.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The level at which the US is playing "picador" with North Korea, Russia, and China on the issue of North Korea's missile tests, is nothing less than terrifying.

And to assure Lavrov that there would be be no massive US/South Korean war games until 2018, then do a 180 degree turn on that commitment, is thoroughly geopolitically reckless on the part of this Administration, and demonstrates that it cannot possibly be trusted by the world's leadership.

Dec 02 11:22

Paul Craig Roberts: "Can't You See War On The Horizon?"

According to news reports in the British press, Russian President Vladimir Putin has instructed Russia’s industries to prepare themselves to be able to make a quick switch to war production.

Clearly, the Russian government would not make such an announcement unless it was convinced that the prospect of war with the West was real.

For some time I have emphasized in my columns that the consequence of years of hostile actions taken by Washington and its European vassals against Russia was leading to war.

It is easy to understand that the massive US military/security complex needs a convincing enemy in order to justify its enormous budget, that the crazed neoconservatives put their fantasy ideology of US world hegemony above the life of the planet, and that Hillary and the Democratic National Committee will do anything to overturn Trump’s presidential victory.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The short answer to the question posited by Paul Craig Roberts in this article is, HELL, yes!!

And I know I sound like a chipped CD on this but please, now is the time to prepare, if you haven't done so already. Storable food, potable water, and extra meds for yourselves and your pets. Have a way of protecting what you have stored with which you feel comfortable.

Dec 02 10:53

You're Just Not Prepared For What's Coming

I hate to break it to you, but chances are you're just not prepared for what’s coming. Not even close.

Don't take it personally. I'm simply playing the odds.

After spending more than a decade warning people all over the world about the futility of pursuing infinite exponential economic growth on a finite planet, I can tell you this: very few are even aware of the nature of our predicament.

An even smaller subset is either physically or financially ready for the sort of future barreling down on us. Even fewer are mentally prepared for it.

And make no mistake: it's the mental and emotional preparation that matters the most. If you can't cope with adversity and uncertainty, you're going to be toast in the coming years.

Dec 02 10:42

The Coming War on Lebanon: Israel, Saudi Arabia and the U.S. Prepare for a Long-Planned Middle East War

Israel, Saudi Arabia and the U.S. have one main objective at the moment and that is to destabilize Lebanon and attempt to defeat Hezbollah before they prepare for another offensive in Syria to remove Assad from power. Before they declare an all-out war on Iran, they must neutralize their allies, Hezbollah and Syria which is by far an extremely difficult task to accomplish.

The Curse: Lebanon’s Natural Resources and the Greater Israel Project

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Apparently, with regard to the thoroughly morally depraved Butcher of Yemen, Prince Salman, Mr. Friedman wrongly conflates the term "reformist policies" with utter genocide.

And I hope that President Trump clearly understands that should the US invade Iran, Russia will most probably come to its aid militarily, as it has promised to do for decades.

And as we have seen from its triumphs in Syria, Russia does have military equipment which actually works, and well.

Dec 02 10:13

Sergey Lavrov Blasts Washington’s North Korea Policy

Everyone everywhere wanting peace, not war, should blast it, imperial madness threatening life on earth.

The Trump administration wants North Korea isolated, all countries urged to sever ties with its government.

China and Russia reject bellicosity toward the country, neither willing to sever ties, fundamentally against Washington’s imperial agenda, calling for stepping back from the brink, engaging in responsible diplomacy to resolve contentious issues - what the Trump administration refuses to do.

On Thursday, Putin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said “sever(ing) ties with (the DPRK) would be the easiest thing to do. The question is what we will do to resolve the issue. We believe that we should pool our efforts to…reach a settlement.”

Sergey Lavrov was uncharacteristically blunt, saying “(t)he latest US action seemed to be directed towards provoking Pyongyang into taking some rash action.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Lavrov is entirely correct in his assessment; he is someone I would characterize as "a true adult in the room" of geopolitics, and would be delighted to meet him one day.

But if EVER there was a moment in world history, when this country needed a department of peace, it is right the hell now.

And I am, unfortunately, thoroughly convinced that war is coming, because the US government has lost its ability to achieve its geopolitical objectives in any other way.

And Lendman is very precient when he talks about wars against Iran Russia and China; Paul Craig Roberts reported last Spring that the US government has plans to attack China and Russia, and this guy does have the contacts and knowledge of the inner workings of DC to have gotten this story correctly:

Washington plans to nuke Russia and China

Dec 02 10:02

Lebanon will only survive if Hezbollah disarms: Saudi minister

Saudi Arabia’s foreign minister said on Friday that Lebanon had been “hijacked” by Hezbollah and could only flourish if the Iranian-backed group disarmed.

The Shi‘ite Muslim militia was set up by the powerful Iranian Revolutionary Guards (IRGC) in the 1980s and has grown steadily in influence, sharing power in the Beirut government and giving crucial support to President Bashar al-Assad in Syria’s civil war.

Its growing strength has alarmed Saudi Arabia, a Sunni Muslim monarchy that is Shi‘ite Iran’s arch-rival for regional influence.

“Lebanon will only survive or prosper if you disarm Hezbollah,” Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir told a conference in Italy. “As long as you have an armed militia, you will not have peace in Lebanon.”

Jubeir said the situation in Lebanon was “tragic” and accused Iran of fomenting unrest across the Middle East.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Saudi Prime Minister Jubeir, a word please; how is your country's genocide against Yemen NOT "fomenting unrest across the Middle East"?!?

You have what we Americans colloquially describe " the Horse Sense" to understand that should Hezbullah disarm, it makes Lebanon suseptible to a hostile takeover by either your country, or Israel.

The Lebanese people understand this, and see Hezbollah as a force for good; I doubt that they will disarm any time soon.

Dec 02 09:54

Heartwarming or heartless? Israeli propaganda vs. reality

The Facebook propaganda pages touting the activities of the bureaucratic arm of Israel’s occupation might be funny if the policies they attempt to whitewash weren’t so cruel.

Dedicated to showing the softer side of military occupation, the posts made by COGAT – which stands for “Coordination of Government Activities in the Territories” – paint a fantastical picture of Israel’s rule over millions of Palestinians which bears little resemblance to the brutal reality on the ground.

The word “coordination” is euphemistically used to describe Israel’s control over Palestinians’ access to health services, ability to trade, or even visit family. It was recently featured as “word of the day” on COGAT’S page.

As the occupying power, Israel is fully responsible for the welfare of the population of the West Bank and Gaza Strip, according to international law.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The prevention of Palestinians getting desperately needed health care is one of the more vicious and vile elements of Israeli occupation; it is one of Israel's many-facted aspects to its "Final Solution" for Palestinians living under its occupation.

Dec 02 09:47

Ravaged by Cholera, Yemen Faces 2nd Preventable Scourge: Diphtheria

Diphtheria, a deadly infectious disease once thought to have been largely eradicated, has now joined cholera as a public-health scourge threatening war-torn Yemen, where a blockade by Saudi Arabia has impeded emergency aid.

Officials at the World Health Organization said Friday that at least 22 people in Yemen had died of diphtheria and nearly 200 had been sickened since it was detected three months ago.

The disease, which the medical charity Doctors Without Borders said had not been seen in Yemen for 25 years, has now spread to 13 of Yemen’s 22 governorates.

Officials warned that young children were especially vulnerable to the disease, which spreads through the air and could escalate quickly into an epidemic in Yemen if health workers there lack the antitoxins and vaccine to control it. Currently they have little of either.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Apparently, from the perspective of the thoroughly, morally depraved Saudi Butcher of Yemen, Prince Salman, the Yemenis, and particularly their children haven't suffered enough, and not enough of them have died from Saudi bombings; death by malnutrition; death by cholera, and death by diptheria.

And the US government is blissfully happy in enabling this genocide.

Of course, I fully understand that people in the highest levels of government in this country have had their conscience surgically removed before taking office.

I don't think that I am alone here in feeling very morally uncomfortable in being a citizen of a country which colludes in war crimes, which is precisely what the US government is doing with Saudi Arabia right now.

Dec 02 09:35

A MORALLY RUDDERLESS AMERICA

A U.S. Navy pilot flying over far north Okanogan County, Washington, is in hot water for leaving contrails in the sky in the shape of a penis. According to a report from CBS News affiliate KREM, people on the ground saw the image and complained. One mother was “upset because she might have to explain the drawings to her kids.” The reporter assured listeners that “we’re deliberately not showing you those drawings because they’re offensive.”

For over half a century the U.S. government has sent our military (and plenty of military aid) to foreign countries, to kill and maim and torture, to overthrow democratic governments and shore up corporate dominance, to prop up brutal dictators, and ultimately to protect America’s global hegemony.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I feel a moment coming on in which I feel compelled to honor America's painfully funny (and prophetic) comedian George Carlin, in his discussion about US foreign policy: and a warning here; this monologue is heavily laced with profanity. If you don't like it, please don't watch/listen.

George Carlin on US foreign policy

Dec 02 09:26

Is the Honduran Election Being Stolen Eight Years After U.S.-Backed Coup?

Eight years after a U.S.-backed coup overthrew the democratically elected President Manuel Zelaya in Honduras, a new election, held Sunday, offered hope for a fresh political chapter. According to early results released by the Honduran electoral tribunal on Monday, former sportscaster and television reporter Salvador Nasralla had, surprisingly, taken the lead in the presidential vote. With about 60 percent of the votes counted at the time, Nasralla hovered five points above incumbent Juan Orlando Hernández of the right-wing National Party. This lead has disappeared, according to the latest results, but Nasralla’s stunning showing nonetheless demonstrates that Hondurans are ready to rise up against an era marked by corruption, violence and dictatorship in the post-coup years.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"Hey, rigging foreign elections?!? We've got it covered!!" - Official CIA souse.

Dec 02 09:20

Pakistani Taliban Attacks Peshawar School; 14 Killed

At least 14 people were killed Friday, and 25 wounded, in the hostel of the Peshawar Agricultural Training Institute in northern Pakistan, when attackers from the Tehreek-e Taliban Pakistan (TTP) faction attacked the site.

Three explosions were reported in the early morning, after which five gunmen, disguised in burqas, snuck into the facility and opened fire on students within. Officials say the casualty toll is likely to rise.

Peshawar police said the death toll included eight students, one guard, and five attackers. Students and police were among the injured. The TTP was quick to claim the attack, and Pakistani officials say they believe the attackers had connections to the Taliban forces in Afghanistan.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

What sleazy monsters assassinate... innocent kids, just trying to get an education?!?

Dec 02 09:19

Robert Mueller Has a Plan

We are headed for civil war folks. Here is Muellers strategy.

I write here to make three points. 1) The plea deal continues Robert Mueller’s strategy of neutralizing Trump’s pardon power. 2) The obstruction of justice charge against Trump just got a whole lot stronger. 3) Everyone is rightly focusing on Trump, but Vice President Mike Pence and White House Counsel Don McGahn are in bigger trouble than ever.

Dec 02 09:16

Israeli Attacks Reported Near Damascus, Israeli Media Removes Story

Reports out of metro Damascus indicate that Israeli warplanes have carried out airstrikes in the area. Details of the attack are still unclear, as the first reports were in the Israeli media, and within a matter of hours were removed.

The Israeli reports claimed the strikes targeted the “Iranian base” south of Damascus. This military facility has never been confirmed by anybody as actually belonging to Iran, but Israeli outlets played that narrative up as part of the “Iranian threat.” Ironically, one Haaretz analysis piece which makes tangential reference to the incident, but the news article it was clearly meant to accompany is gone.

This isn’t entirely unusual within Israel, as the military censors often compel the media not to report stories. It is unusual, however, for them to let the story out and then recall it after the fact.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

One has to wonder just how long the Russians are going to put up with these brazen, hubristic Israeli attacks against Syria without giving them some of their own medicine.

Dec 02 09:13

Judge Nap: How Flynn Plea Deal Could Lead to 'Constitutional Crisis'

Judge Andrew Napolitano said that former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn pleading guilty to making false statements to the FBI could lead to a "constitutional crisis."

As part of the plea deal, Flynn agreed to cooperate with Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation, which is looking into alleged Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election.

Court documents show Flynn acknowledged to investigators that at least two Trump transition members were involved in his outreach to Russian officials.

On "Shepard Smith Reporting," Napolitano explained that investigators will use Flynn to get information and possibly bring indictments against other Trump officials, including the president himself.

Dec 02 09:10

EU resolution calls for arms embargo against Saudi Arabia, accuses it of war crimes

The European Parliament has adopted a resolution, which calls for an EU-wide embargo on arms sales to Saudi Arabia over the alleged war crimes it has committed in Yemen. The resolution also criticizes EU members selling arms to the Gulf kingdom.
The EU parliament “condemns in the strongest terms the ongoing violence in Yemen and all attacks against civilians and civilian infrastructure, which constitute war crimes,” the resolution passed on Thursday says. It goes on to say that “dozens of Saudi-led airstrikes have been blamed for indiscriminately killing and wounding civilians in violation of the laws of war, including through the use of internationally banned cluster munitions.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Bravo to the EU on this one; however, unfortunately is most likely to be thoroughly ignored by the two major weapons-sellers to Saudi Arabia, and those countries would be the UK and the US.

Their Merchants of Death are simply making too much money, and all profits - no matter where they come from - are deemed "good for the economy", right?!?

Dec 02 09:06

Flynn guilty plea brings Mueller investigation directly into the White House

U.S. District Judge Rudolph Contreras said the retired three-star Army general had agreed to provide "substantial assistance for prosecution of another person," giving special counsel Robert S. Mueller III a critical leg up as he pursues the case.

Dec 02 09:01

US Military Reverses Course, Won’t Ban Use of Cluster Bombs

The US had planned to end its use of cluster bombs, a type of explosive that ejects smaller submunitions to kill personnel and obliterate vehicles, by 2019, but on Thursday, the Pentagon approved a new policy reversing this promise.

US President George W. Bush declared in 2008 that US would stop using cluster bombs by 2019. On Thursday, though, the Pentagon declared that the weapons have a legitimate use in military operations.

When deployed, cluster bombs scatter hundreds or thousands of bomblets across swaths of territory than can encompass several football fields. The bombs are notorious for failing to explode during the initial weapon deployment — leaving mine-like explosives that can blow up decades later. Anywhere from two to 20 percent of the bomblets released in modern cluster bombs fail to detonate on first use, according to Legacies of War, a Washington-based non-profit.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Oh, yes, Deputy Defense Secretary Shanahan, truly sensible people must agree with you on this; these bombs are marvellously useful for assassinating children and toddlers,or maiming them for life, which means far fewer numbers of able-bodied, future generations of the "designated bad guys":

Images: children and toddlers torn apart by cluster bombs

Child maimed for life from thev US use of cluster bombs in Afghanistan

More images: children and toddlers gettting blown to bits or maimed for life, courtesy of the use of US cluster bombs.

Dec 02 08:41

NSA EMPLOYEE PLEADS GUILTY OF TAKING CLASSIFIED INFO THAT WAS LATER STOLEN BY HACKERS

Nghia H. Pho, 67, of Ellicott City, Md., pleaded guilty to one count of removal and retention of national defense information, an offense that carries a possible 10-year sentence. Prosecutors agreed not to seek more than eight years, however, and Mr. Pho’s attorney, Robert Bonsib, will be free to ask for a more lenient sentence. He remains free while awaiting sentencing.

Mr. Pho had been charged in secret, though some news reports had given a limited description of the case. Officials unsealed the charges on Friday, resolving the long-running mystery of the defendant’s identity.

Mr. Pho, who worked as a software developer for N.S.A., was born in Vietnam but is a naturalized United States citizen. Prosecutors withheld from the public many details of his government work and of the criminal case against him, which is linked to a continuing investigation of Russian hacking.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

And yet... there is no indictment against Hillary Rodham Clinton for routinely having classified information on her weak, private server?!?!?

Dec 02 08:36

EXPECT DESPERATE, INSANE BEHAVIOR FROM GOVERNMENT IN 2018 – PART 1

As we head into 2018, I believe governments around the world will become increasingly insecure about their positions of power and control, which will result in increased paranoia about whether or not they have the consent of the governed.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

There are indications of internecine madness coming from those in the Bowels of Power in DC, and I expect them to get worse, until one of two possible outcomes happens; either a complete economic collapse in this country, or a world war, out of which this this country will most likely not emerge victorious.

Dec 02 08:31

Treasury fund paid for Rep. Farenthold’s $84,000 sexual harassment settlement

Rep. Blake Farenthold (R-Tex.) used $84,000 in taxpayer dollars to settle with a former aide who sued him for sexual harassment in 2014, The Washington Post confirmed Friday.

The revelation sheds new light on the secretive process that lawmakers use to settle workplace complaints against them and their aides using public funds. In total, the Treasury fund has paid for settlements related to six claims against House members’ offices since 2013, the OOC wrote in a letter Friday to the Committee on House Administration. The five complaints not pertaining to sexual harassment alleged one or more forms of employment discrimination and in some cases, retaliation, the letter stated.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

That these pussballs believe, as a matter of course, that they are entitled to public money with which to pay off these lawsuits, is an indication of just how much they hold American voters in absolute contempt, and demonstrate, unequivocably, that they no longer represent their alleged constitutients, but just their own financial interests, and those of the corporations which own them.

Dec 02 08:24

CONNECTICUT’S NEW DRONE AND SURVEILLANCE PROGRAM IS AN ORWELLIAN NIGHTMARE

Here are the supposedly outrageous threats and concerns that are being used to justify a completely Orwellian matrix of total surveillance and control.

New software will be used to analyze crime and traffic patterns and capture suspects.
Police will use the technology to crack down on quality-of-life issues, such as illegal dumping, ATVs and dirt bikes, motor vehicle violations, narcotics markets, car break-ins and larcenies.
“If a camera is watching a neighborhood and sees constant traffic going in and out of a doorway, it can tell that that’s where the drugs are being purchased.” — Hartford Deputy Police Chief Brian Foley
“It’ll help tell us where people are crossing the streets, where the most dangerous areas for pedestrians are. There’s so much they can build into it.”
Instead of engaging in high speed chases, police will now send drones to follow cars or ATVs.

The drones will monitor festivals, concerts, marathons and other public events in Hartford.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I hope that the people of Connecticut collectively vote with their feet, and leave the state, if not the country, particularly those large corporations upon which the State of Connecticut relies for its tax base.

Dec 02 08:19

JUDGE DELAYS JEFFEREY EPSTEIN TRIAL - WON'T ALLOW X-RATED EVIDENCE

What promised to be a salacious trial probing billionaire Jeffrey Epstein’s sexual relationships with underage girls won’t get underway next week as planned.

Citing the many unanswered legal questions that still swirl around the 8-year-old civil lawsuit pitting attorney Bradley Edwards against the 64-year-old Palm Beach convicted sex offender, Palm Beach County Circuit Judge Donald Hafele agreed to delay the trial until March.

During a hearing Wednesday, Hafele made it clear that he doesn’t want the trial to become X-rated. When it comes to “graphic, sexual questions, the likelihood is that I will not allow them into evidence,” Hafele said.

But he acknowledged that his efforts to sanitize the trial will be difficult given that the allegations against Epstein involve lawsuits Edwards filed on behalf of three of dozens of teenage girls who claim they were paid to give the billionaire money manager sexually-charged massages at his Palm Beach mansion.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I have to wonder just how much Epstein paid the judge for this delay.

But it proves, as if Americans needed any proof, that there are two standards of alleged "justice" in this country; the one that middle class and poor Americans face, and the "Just Us" variety, which Epstein has most probably purchased, in this case.

Dec 01 20:26

WAR DOGS ON DEATH ROW

WAR DOGS ON DEATH ROW Veteran dogs which saved thousands of lives while on duty in Afghanistan both face being put down — because Top Brass claim they can’t be re-homed
Sign the change.org/saveveterandogs petition to save hero Belgian shepherds Kevin and Dazz from lethal injections in the coming days

Dec 01 19:59

3 videos: ~5,000 sealed Federal indictments = .01% arrests? Sexual harassment stories leading to pedophilia, then illegal Wars of Aggression, bankster looting, constant lying annually killing millions, harming billions, looting trillions

*hyperlinks/videos live at source*

hat tip: Kauilapele’s Blog

Lisa Haven’s concise 5-minute summary of approaching 5,000 sealed Federal indictments:

Destroying the Illusion’s 30-minute interview of David Steele as to the likely crimes within the sealed indictments for .01% US psychopaths:

An Arkansas local commenting on that state’s total, and wondering what it means. The total list of all 50 states as of Nov. 22 of 4,289.

Project Camelot’s 105-minute interview with insider Joachim Hagopian explaining the depth of .01% pedophilia and Satanism:

UK Prime Minister Ted Heath pedophile-raped at least one boy among 42 similar criminal complaints

Dec 01 19:46

Poop Map of San Francisco

This map outlines poop danger areas in San Francisco.

Why Is There So Much Human Shit on the Streets?
By Noah Sanders

There are more than 10,000 people living on the streets at any given time in our fair City by the Bay. San Francisco must be scrambling hand over foot to provide at least some semblance of a plan for their very apparent human needs. Right? Wrong. I reached out to Jennifer Friedenbach, the executive director of San Francisco’s Coalition on Homelessness over the phone, and she laid out the overarching cause of our defecation dilemma.

https://thebolditalic.com/why-is-there-so-much-human-shit-on-the-stree...

www.sfchronicle.com/archive/item/A-decade-of-homelessness-Thousands-in...

Dec 01 11:06

"Statement Of The Offense": Here Is Mueller's Full Case Against Flynn And Plea Agreement

As the public scrambles to uncover more information on just what Flynn knows, or doesn't know, and how exactly he is cooperating with Mueller, moments ago the Special Counsel has released the following "statement of the offense", i.e., Michael Flynn's plea agreement, summarizing the government's case against Flynn, and the basis for the cooperation between Flynn and Mueller which seeks to impeach Trump.

Here is the key section:

Dec 01 10:38

IDF-linked Think Tank Admits Israel, ISIS Are Allies in Confronting Iran in Syria

A new Meir Amit Intelligence and Terrorism Information Center report says that ISIS and Israel are temporary allies against Iran.

A new report suggests that in the area of countering Iran’s presence in Syria, ISIS and Israel’s interests may converge, which in a way makes them allies. Despite suggesting no formal alliance between ISIS and Israel, an IDF affiliated think tank Meir Amit Intelligence and Terrorism Information Center reports that interests of both ISIS and Israel align, making them allies against Iran.

Regarding ISIS, the report says it,

“will likely change its combat patterns and revert to guerrilla tactics and terrorism following the end of the campaign against it in Iraq, and may carry out hit-and-run attacks against Iranian vehicles moving along the land corridor (Iranian vehicles may be perceived as attractive targets for ISIS in its new incarnation).”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Why am I singularly unsurprised here?!?

Dec 01 10:28

Misusing Intelligence to Sell Conflict with Iran

Although nobody knows exactly where Donald Trump intends to go with his campaign of seeking confrontation with Iran, his administration already has provided disconcerting parallels with the techniques an earlier U.S. administration used in selling its launching of a war against Iraq. Among these techniques is the cherry-picking of intelligence not to inform policy-making or to enlighten the public but instead to inculcate false perceptions among the public and thereby to muster support for a policy already chosen.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

All the Israeli Firsters around President Trump are cheerleading for regime change in Tehran, but please understand: they only want this to happen at the cost of American blood and American money, and they don't give a damn about what the costs of such a war will be.

So I sincerely hope that President Trump realizes that should the US and/or Saudi Arabia attack Iran, Russia will most probably jump into the fray on Iran's side, as their military and political leadership have long vowed that should Iran be attacked, Russia willcome to its aid militarily.

Dec 01 10:20

How Hillary Clinton Screwed Honduran Democracy

Hillary Clinton’s legacy at the State Department lives on – and it isn’t pretty. Take a gander at the spectacle of slave auctions in Libya – a nation “liberated” by NATO at Hillary’s instigation: remember “We came, we saw, he died”? Behold the blood-soaked ruins of Syria, where her regime-change plans caused the US to fund the very jihadists we’re supposed to be fighting. Add to this the not-so-bright idea of Washington jumping on board the abortive “Arab Spring” bandwagon, and it all this adds up to the worst record of any Secretary of State in modern history.

Less well-known than the above-mentioned disasters, however, is the key role she played in turning Honduras over to a murderous dictator who is now provoking yet another crisis in that long-suffering country – and sending thousands of refugees, including many unaccompanied minors, into Mexico and over our southern border.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Worst... Secretary of State, EVER!!

Dec 01 10:17

Michael Flynn to testify that Trump asked him to make contact with Russians: Report

Former national security adviser Michael Flynn is reportedly planning to testify against President Trump and members of his family and intends to say then-candidate Trump told him to make contact with Russians, according to a report.

ABC News reported that Flynn, who was charged with one count of lying to the FBI about his contacts with the Russian ambassador, promised to cooperate fully with special counsel Robert Mueller, who is overseeing the probe into Russian meddling in the 2016 election.

The former national security adviser is reportedly “distraught” about his decision to cooperate with Mueller, a decision he made within the last 24 hours, but feels he is acting in the best interest of the country. Flynn is facing legal bills topping $1 million stemming from the investigation, according to ABC News.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

But were these contacts actually illegal, in the letter of the law, or were the optics, then lying about the meetings, the real problems?!?

IF President Trump does not get himself moving and initiate several major, high profile investigations into Hillary Clinton, the Clinton Foundation, and Uranium One going, and quickly, the narcoracy will have won, and he may be impeached/indicted, with Pence serving out the rest of his one term.

Dec 01 10:11

Coalition: Over 400 US Marines to Leave Syria

According to the US-led coalition fighting ISIS, some 400 US Marines and accompanying artillery have been ordered back to the United States, with their involvement in the capture of the Syrian city of Raqqa over.

Coalition director Brig. Gen. Jonathan Braga says that the remaining forces will continue to stay in Syria to fight against ISIS or the emergence of future ISIS groups, and to assist “international governments and NGOs.”

The presence of US troops in Syria at all is a controversial one, since Syria never authorized such a deployment. US officials, however, have indicated that they don’t intend to leave,and that the deployment as such is open-ended.

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IF the US is unable to regime change Damascus, then why is even one US service person left in Syria?!?

There is absolutely zero logical reason for this to be happening!!

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