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Apr 10 09:34

‘$64 question: Where is US evidence Assad behind Idlib chemical attack?’

The US says its missile strike on the Syrian airbase was in retaliation for the chemical attack in Idlib province which killed scores of civilians on Tuesday. However, Damascus firmly rejects any involvement.

America's UN envoy Nikki Haley held up images, purporting to show child victims of the chemical incident. She said it bears all the hallmarks of the Assad regime's use of chemicals.

The Russian Foreign Ministry stressed that no probe into Syrian government involvement in the Idlib attack had been conducted yet. Spokesperson Maria Zakharova pointed out that, despite the US calling for an investigation, the country then went on to destroy the planes they wanted to investigate, adding that it has nothing to do with establishing the truth.

Apr 10 09:19

TRUMP DEMANDS RUSSIA STOP SUPPORTING SYRIA

(*UNMITIGATED GAUL !)

Apr 10 09:10

Bomb the Usual Arabs

It seems that every new US president has to prove his machismo…or make his bones, as wiseguys say…by bombing the usual Arabs. By now, it’s almost a rite of passage. The American public loves it.

Apr 10 09:01

AN UNHINGED MCCAIN CALLS FOR MORE WAR IN SYRIA, SAYS RUSSIA IS GUILTY OF WAR CRIMES

John McCain was on Face the Nation today, getting his neocon on, discussing the next steps that needed to be taken in Syria -- dealing with Assad.

He approved of the President's strikes -- calling it a good 'first step.' But, he wants MOAR -- accusing both Syria and Russia of war crimes, in addition to blaming Assad for the rise of ISIS. You cannot make this stuff up.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Senator Mc Cain is a complete embarrassment to the people of Arizona, and I would suspect that his consistency in getting re-elected has much to do with both his value to the American Deep State, and some really intensive vote-rigging.

Mc Cain's personal fortune is well-documented.

Senator John Mc Cain's net worth is 21 million dollars

Now, that's an investment that needs to be tended to.

So I have to wonder; how much of this is invested in the military/industrial complex?!?

We will never really know,because, unfortunately, Congressional representatives do not have to put their financial affairs into a blind trust as does the President.

But frankly, Senator Mc Cain has NEVER met a potential war he didn't absolutely love!!

Apr 10 08:49

Chemical warfare in America

International pharmaceutical cartels and monopolies are not just marketing chemicals as medicine. They are deeply involved or, better stated, they are in business with government. They plan and carry out wars, human experiments, and population control. Their interests and the interests of big government are identical. It’s not just all about money. It’s about power and the New World Order. The controlled press wouldn’t dare touch this subject.

Apr 10 08:47

YEMEN HUMANITARIAN CRISIS WORSE THAN SYRIA; WITH US ASSISTANCE, SAUDI STARVING YEMEN: PORTER

By February 2016, the humanitarian crisis in Yemen as a result of the Saudi blockade was already worse than Syria’s. The UN Security Council had a series of meetings about humanitarian access in both Syria and Yemen, and the members of the Council agreed that resolutions should guarantee humanitarian access — the ability to get food and other humanitarian assistance — to those in need in both countries. But once again, after the Saudis intervened with the United States and its European allies to oppose such a resolution on Yemen, the idea was dropped.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is what the US enabled Saudi blockade of Yemeni ports is creating:

Images: Yemeni children starving to death from malnutrition due to Saudi blockade of Yemeni ports

I would like to politely remind President Trump, who has just signed off on more weapons for Saudi Arabia President Trump signs off on more weapons for Saudi Arabia and Bahrainthat death by malnutrition is one of the cruelest forms of child abuse imaginable, right up there with being poisoned in the womb through the use of depleted uranium weapons (as the Saudis are using in Yemen).

But hey; American weapons manufactures are making a KILLING (literally and figuratively) with the weapons they are selling to Saudi Arabia, so who cares, right, Mr. President?!?

Profits, profits uber alles, right, President Trump?!?

Apr 10 08:35

CHENEY, ROTHSCHILD, AND FOX NEWS’ MURDOCH VIOLATE INTERNATIONAL LAW BY DRILLING FOR OIL IN SYRIA

After concluding the flow testing phase, Afek Oil and Gas will now begin analyzing samples drawn from the Ness-2 drilling site, euphemistically dubbed “Deborah’s Well,” in the Israeli-occupied region of Syria known as the Golan Heights. New Jersey-based Genie Energy, Ltd., Afek’s parent company, claims a dubious cadre of investors cum war profiteers, including Rupert Murdoch, Dick Cheney, Lord Jacob Rothschild, James Woolsey — as well as a number of current and former U.S. politicians.

Prior testing at a separate Afek site did not meet expectations, so the company sought other “sweet spots” in the area. Analysis of samples from additional wells will be performed by Afek scientists in conjunction with “external international experts.”

To understand U.S. involvement in the quagmire in Syria, Afek’s oil exploration is of critical import.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

If the real reason for the US governmental blood lust for "regime change" in Syria has not been made clear for you before, it should be clear to you now.

Apr 10 08:32

Is Tillerson Being Sidelined By President Kushner ?

Is Tillerson Being Sidelined By Jared Kushner ?

(*Steve Bannon Shure Is !)

Apr 10 08:24

THE DEBT CRISIS OF 2017: ONCE THEIR VACATION ENDS, CONGRESS WILL HAVE 4 DAYS TO AVOID A GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN ON APRIL 29

April 2017 could turn out to be one of the most important months in U.S. history that we have seen in a very long time. On April 6th, Donald Trump attacked Syria on the 100th anniversary of the day that the U.S. officially entered World War I, and now at the end of this month we could be facing an unprecedented political crisis in Washington. On Friday, members of Congress left town for their two week “Easter vacation”, and they won’t resume work until April 25th. What this means is that Congress will have precisely four days when they get back to pass a bill to fund government operations or there will be a government shutdown starting on April 29th.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

A two-week Easter vacation, when President Trump has just ordered, and executed, a military strike against Syria; the US economy is in utter meltdown; and we have warships on the way to North Korean territory?!?

Must be nice not to give a rat's anus about the people Congress is allegedly representing!!

Apr 10 08:19

RAND PAUL DEMANDS EVIDENCE OF CHEMICAL ATTACK, SAYS WASHINGTON IS “EXCITED” ABOUT WAR WITH SYRIA

Senator Rand Paul is calling on the Senate Intelligence Committee to review the evidence linking Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to a chemical weapons attack that lead to Trump’s illegal missile strike on Syria.

Paul went on the “The Laura Ingraham Show” and noted that Assad is“either the dumbest dictator in the world, or it may be more confusing.”

“I would like to see the evidence…In all this rush, why don’t we at least look at the intelligence instead of getting somebody’s conclusion on TV second-hand from the president.”

“I don’t dispute the evidence, I just haven’t seen it.”
Paul told Laura Ingraham that ‘it makes no sense for Assad to use chemical weapons. He was winning the six-year-old civil war, had the support of Russian troops on the ground, and, just days earlier, received a public statement from U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson that regime change was not America’s goal.’

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This reeks of false flag to me.

And BTW, while we are talking about children dying; what is President Trump going to do to prevent his BFF, Saudi Arabia, from killing children in Yemen from outright airstrikes; the slow and painful death from malnutrition; and death from depleted uranium poisoning?!?

My dear Ivanka Trump, when, please, was the last time you saw these images, all of which are real, and none of which have been photoshopped?!?

Images: Yemeni children maimed and killed from Saudi airstrikes

Images: Yemeni children starving to death from malnutrition

Saudis use depleted uranium weapons in Yemen

Apr 10 08:00

Into the Abyss… Again…

In the wake of this week’s attack on Syria, we’ve been forced to endure the same old neocons spouting the same lies on the same news outlets. This is, of course, yet more evidence that in contemporary America, the ruling class is never held accountable for anything. In 2008, the banking elite looted the financial system and nearly collapsed the world economy, and no one of any prominence was punished in any significant way. In 2003, our political leaders spewed waves of deliberately falsified propaganda in the run-up to the invasion of Iraq. Thousands of our soldiers died, a million Iraqis perished, and trillions of dollars were wasted. Yet no one was ever held liable for what they had done.

Apr 10 06:58

President Trump to Host Passover Seder Monday Night

The Times of Israel reports: WASHINGTON — US President Donald Trump will host a White House Passover seder Monday night, an administration official told The Times of Israel on Sunday, confirming that the new administration will continue a tradition started by former president Barack Obama.

Apr 10 06:39

9-minute video: excellent James Corbett brief on what we know so far about US armed attack on Syria

*hyperlinks/videos live at source*

Documented factual summary in nine minutes:

My most recent contributions on Syria:

12-minute video: We Are Change Luke Rudkowski walks us through all President Trump’s lies to unlawfully attack Syria. Trump’s choice is to join War Criminals rather than ‘drain the swamp.’ ‘We the People’s’ choice is to demand .01% arrests rather than serve Orwellian rogue state empire
US President (fill in name) bombed (fill in country) because (fill in lie). Had enough lie-started illegal Wars of Aggression to demand .01% arrests, or need even more destruction, death, looting?
Alternative media writers: invitation to demand lawful arrests of .01% rogue state ‘leaders’ annually killing millions, harming billions, looting trillions. How is ongoing lie-started illegal Wars of Aggression REQUIRING arrests not part of your narrative?
History placing the present into context:

Apr 09 19:22

Donald Trump’s Pick For Top Economic Adviser Is Pro-Immigration, Pro-Outsourcing

Had enough?

President Donald Trump has picked an economic advisor who believes in growing the nation’s economy by importing workers and consumers, and by expanding free-trade outsourcing, despite Trump’s “buy American, hire American” campaign promises.

Kevin Hassett is slated to become chairman of the Council of Economic Advisors if he is approved by the Senate’s banking committee. If Hassett is confirmed, that will be a win for the corporatist, business-first faction in Trump’s White House, which fights for influence in the Oval Office against the populist, America-first faction that helped Trump win the election in November.

Apr 09 09:05

Trump considering sanctions against Russia & Iran over Syria – US envoy to UN

US President Donald Trump is considering implementing new sanctions against Russia and Iran, the US ambassador to UN, Nikki Haley has said in an interview with CNN.

Speaking to Jake Tapper, the host of the State of the Union show, on Sunday, the US official said that the issue of the new sanctions is already being discussed.

“I think that’s conversations that he [Trump] will be having and have started to have, going forward. But I think he will have to look at the situation,” Haley told the CNN host when asked whether Trump “wants tougher sanctions on Russia and Iran.”

Nothing “is off the table at this point,” she added.

The discussions are linked to the situation in Syria, she said.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The existing sanctions against Russia and Iran have only proven to make them more self reliant, and their economies more resilient; so is President Trump going to double down on a policy which is not working?!?

Russian economy seen recovering in 2017

Iranian financial overview

Apr 09 09:03

Kremlin tells U.S. it's 'one step from war' as Trump warns he will hit Syria AGAIN after his attack on Russia's ally Assad triggers fears of World War Three

The Kremlin has warned the US it is ‘one step from war' over Syria - but the Trump administration hit back by saying it would be prepared to carry out airstrikes again.

In the first direct American raid on Bashar al Assad’s forces, President Trump authorised the firing of 59 cruise missiles at a military airfield.

Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev denounced the US for attacking ‘the legitimate government of Syria’ and for allegedly breaking international law without the approval of the UN.

Mr Medvedev said: ‘This military action is a clear indication of the US president’s extreme dependency on the views of the Washington establishment, the one that the new president strongly criticised in his inauguration speech.'

‘Soon after his victory, I noted that everything would depend on how soon Trump’s election promises would be broken by the existing power machine. It took only two and a half months.

Apr 09 08:38

Shadow Brokers hackers release NSA hacking tools to punish Trump for ‘abandoning’ his base

Trump has no friends and very few supporters left.This is awesome.

Hacking group Shadow Brokers has released the password to a trove of NSA exploits in what they say is a form of protest against President Donald Trump for going back on his campaign promises, and warning the president, “Don’t forget your base.”

NSA just lost control of its Top Secret arsenal of digital weapons; hackers leaked it.
1) https://t.co/zleVbyBtE3
2) https://t.co/aKwdiNbrJA
— Edward Snowden (@Snowden) April 8, 2017

Apr 09 08:38

ISRAEL SEEKS BUFFER ZONE ON BORDERS WITH SYRIA

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is seeking a buffer zone against Syria, Iran and Hezbollah on the borders with Syria to be part of any future deal to end the Syrian crisis, Israeli newspaper Haaretz reported on Friday.

According to the Israeli newspaper, Netanyahu proposed this issue during meetings with American and other coalition countries.

Netanyahu wants to prevent Iran and Hezbollah from establishing a foothold and he intends to undermine future attacks against Israel, noting that he had suggested international forces to supervise his proposed buffer zone.

Last Friday, the Israeli Maariv revealed that Netanyahu sent messages to the international parties involved in the talks about Syria’s future.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Translation: Israel wants the Golan all to itself, and the reason is pretty straightforward, from the Israeli government's perspective:

Israel stakes claim to Golan after oil find

Apr 09 08:29

FORMER CIA OFFICER: "THE INTELLIGENCE CONFIRMS THE RUSSIAN ACCOUNT ON SYRIA"

President Trump earned neocon applause for his hasty decision to attack Syria and kill about a dozen Syrians, but his rash act has all the earmarks of a “wag the dog” moment.

Just two days after news broke of an alleged poison-gas attack in northern Syria, President Trump brushed aside advice from some U.S. intelligence analysts doubting the Syrian regime’s guilt and launched a lethal retaliatory missile strike against a Syrian airfield.

But a number of intelligence sources have made contradictory assessments, saying the preponderance of evidence suggests that Al Qaeda-affiliated rebels were at fault, either by orchestrating an intentional release of a chemical agent as a provocation or by possessing containers of poison gas that ruptured during a conventional bombing raid.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This has all the earmarks of a deliberate "false flag" to me.

Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad is many things; but crazy, he isn't.

This was a week when things were going his way; his military, coupled with that of Russia, was beating the jihadists into a pulp, and Rex Tillerson publicly stated that Assad could stay in power (at least for the immediate future).

So why, in the name of heaven, would he gas his own people?!? Cui Bono?!? Who benefits?!?

He would not benefit; ISIS, however, would benefit greatly, if there was a false flag it engineered to make it appear that this had been the work of the Syrian government.

And of course, Israel indirectly benefits, because regime changing Damascus is a "step on the road" to regime changing Tehran, which is a big, huge Israeli geopolitical objective.

Apr 09 07:56

The Spoils of War: Trump Lavished With Media and Bipartisan Praise For Bombing Syria

In every type of government, nothing unites people behind the leader more quickly, reflexively or reliably than war.

Apr 09 07:29

They Always Wanted Trump -

(*Sooner Or Later This Conversation Had To Come Around )

Apr 09 07:22

Watch: Police Clash With Anti-War Protesters, Viciously Assault Peaceful Vet

As evidenced by video, Crooms was taken down forcefully by police and apparently knocked unconscious. A senior citizen attempted to pull off the officer who was beating Crooms, but the lawman turned an punched the elderly man six times in the face before choking him.

Apr 08 20:51

.01% rogue state empire war and poverty-murders 20,000 to 30,000 every day in OBVIOUS Crimes Against Humanity. 2-minute video to see 20,000 human deaths; total since 1997 of more than all wars/violence in human history: are you demanding .01% arrests?

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“Crimes against humanity” include any of the following acts committed as part of a widespread or systematic attack directed against any civilian population, with knowledge of the attack:

murder;
extermination;
enslavement;…
the crime of apartheid;
other inhumane acts of a similar character intentionally causing great suffering or serious bodily or mental injury.
– International Criminal Court (ICC)

The more understood .01% “Big Lie” crime is lie-started and illegal Wars of Aggression, while the more deadly is ongoing and intentional crushing poverty orchestrated by “former” colonial and so-called “developed” nations. With greater detail here:

Apr 08 18:20

FLASHBACK: George Soros Backed Jared Kushner Venture Cadre With $250 Million

It turns out that George Soros is the money behind a new real estate venture called Cadre which was founded by Donald Trump’s son in law Jared Kushner and his brother Joshua Kushner.

The Real Deal has uncovered the fact that George Soros was the man who provided Cadre with a $259 million line of credit. A source told the publication, “Soros has had a long and productive relationship with the Kushner family.”

Apr 08 17:40

Alternative media writers: invitation to demand lawful arrests of .01% rogue state ‘leaders’ annually killing millions, harming billions, looting trillions. How is ongoing lie-started illegal Wars of Aggression REQUIRING arrests not part of your narrative

*hyperlinks/videos live at source*

Intellectual integrity and moral courage we ask of high school graduates require US .01% arrests for ongoing lie-started Orwellian-illegal Wars of Aggression. Alternative media writers on politics, economics, and corporate media reporting are relatively free to state Emperor’s New Clothes OBVIOUS facts of “official” lies of omission and commission that annually kill millions, harm billions, and loot trillions.

With President Trump joining US War Criminals with armed attacks (here, here), will those writers “hoping for change” from a “kinder, gentler” .01% parasitic and psychopathic oligarch now state the most important facts?

Look into the future. If humanity is to win on behalf of all Earth’s dominated inhabitants, this is the most likely outline:

Unleashed technology and Truth solve all technical problems, but only after:

Apr 08 17:10

12-minute video: We Are Change Luke Rudkowski walks us through all President Trump’s lies to unlawfully attack Syria. Trump’s choice is to join War Criminals rather than ‘drain the swamp.’ ‘We the People’s’ choice is to demand .01% arrests

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We Are Change Luke Rudkowski investing time and expertise to walk us through President Trump’s statement of why the US bombed Syria (12 minutes):

Trump joins War Criminals

Rather than “drain the swamp” and focus US resources on US upgrades, Trump violates war law from two US treaties that armed attack is only lawful if, and only if, the US is under attack by another nation’s government. Context and content:

The US is a literal rogue state empire led by neocolonial looting liars. The history is uncontested and taught to anyone taking comprehensive courses. If anyone has any refutations of this professional academic factual claim for any of this easy-to-read and documented content, please provide it. Rogue state empire is the most accurate term to describe the US for the following reasons:

Apr 08 12:08

Intercepted Podcast: Could Trump Start World War III?

Donald Trump has not started any new wars — yet. But his administration is pouring gasoline on several initiated by his predecessors. This week on Intercepted: There are U.S. boots on the ground in Syria — now including conventional military forces — and more are reportedly on the way. Trump has eased restrictions on the killing of civilians and is pummeling Yemen with drone strikes. Combined with the presence of radical ideologues in the White House and the involvement of the powerful militaries of Iran and Russia in the same battlespaces as the U.S., Trump could take the world to the brink of the unthinkable.

Exactly what the Satanic oligarchy, hoping to conceal their massive crimes against humanity want: a New World Order (Israel/bankers/China) from the irradiated ashes that destroys not only Russia, but the United states as well.

Apr 08 10:34

British Foreign Secretary Cancels Moscow Trip; Russia Responds "No Big Loss"

Johnson had planned to travel to Russia Monday on a trip intended to start fresh dialogue with the Russian government (which would have been the first visit by a UK foreign secretary in more than five years), but following this week's actions he said in a statement.

"Developments in Syria have changed the situation fundamentally,"

"We deplore Russia's continued defence of the Assad regime even after the chemical weapons attack on innocent civilians,"

"We call on Russia to do everything possible to bring about a political settlement in Syria and work with the rest of the international community to ensure that the shocking events of the last week are never repeated."

"My priority is now to continue contact with the U.S. and others in the run-up to the G7 meeting on 10-11 April - to build coordinated international support for a ceasefire on the ground and an intensified political process."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

These moves do NOT augur well for peace in Syria.

Apr 08 09:52

North Korea Condemns America's "Unforgivable Acts Of Aggression"

In an ironic twist given that many consider Trump's actions a symbolic show of strength to China's Xi, Reuters reports that North Korea said on Saturday U.S. missile strikes against a Syrian airfield on Friday were "an unforgivable act of aggression" that showed its decision to develop nuclear weapons was "the right choice a million times over."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

For all those who said that the US strike in Syria would send the "right message" to North Korea: WRONG!!!!

Apr 08 09:49

Is This The Beginning Of The End For U.S. Empire?

Before I get into the meat of this post, I want to revisit something I wrote back in January.

From the post, Very Powerful People in the U.S. Government Want War – This is Their Sales Pitch:

We need to understand that those who want this war will be absolutely relentless. The sales pitch will not end until they get exactly what they want. This is where all of us critical thinkers need to play a key role. We must be prepared to diligently analyze all unsubstantiated official claims, and push back against the war-mongers, because we know for certain the oligarch-owned corporate media won’t. We must be prepared to inform our fellow citizens about what’s happening so that we don’t fall victim to a cheap sales pitch with devastating consequences. Unfortunately, we must also be prepared for a possible deep state false flag if the current sales tactic falls on deaf ears.

Apr 08 09:47

It was an Aircraft Salvage yard,not an active combat airbase!

The US bombed a Syrian Airforce salvage yard.Most of the planes they hit were decommissioned hulks being stripped for parts and then the airframes are chopped up for aluminum scrap.
This was a farce that is in the process of destroying Trump. They got some old Mig-23's that are 40+years old and that was about it.

Apr 08 09:46

Venezuelans called to flood streets in anti-Maduro protest

Opponents of President Nicolas Maduro are calling on demonstrators to flood the streets of Caracas on Saturday as part of a weeklong protest movement that shows little sign of losing steam.

Past demonstrations were sometimes planned weeks in advance to guarantee high turnout. But now the almost-daily churn of events in what's being called the "ongoing coup" — the government's alleged moves to accumulate more power — has energized and united the normally fractious opposition leading up to Saturday's march.

Authorities on Friday barred former presidential candidate Henrique Capriles from seeking office for 15 years for administrative irregularities as governor of Miranda state, a move decried by his supporters and foreign governments as another step toward dictatorship. It followed last week's decision by the Supreme Court to gut the opposition-controlled legislature of its last vestiges of power.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The real question is, how much longer will the Venezuelan military continue to stand with the current government?!?

Because if there is a shift by the military against it, Maduro is gone.

Apr 08 09:40

A Strike in Syria Restores Our Credibility in the World

After President Bashar al-Assad of Syria once again attacked his own citizens with poison gas, the civilized world recoiled in horror at images of children writhing in pain and suffocating to death. President Trump voiced this justified outrage at a news conference on Wednesday, and the next day he took swift, decisive action against the outlaw Assad regime. But these strikes did more than simply punish Mr. Assad and deter future attacks; they have gone a long way to restoring our badly damaged credibility in the world.

It’s hard to overstate just how low the standing of the United States had fallen because of President Barack Obama’s failure to enforce his own “red line” against Mr. Assad’s use of chemical weapons in 2013. I was one of the few Republican members of Congress who supported strikes against Syria then. Because of that, I’ve heard from dozens of world leaders expressing their doubts about the security commitments of the United States.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Senator Cotton, a word please.

Americans, and the world, understand that this was a false flag operation, engineered to evoke horror and rage, so that the bombs could be immediately dropped, before there was a thorough investigation.

And sir, have you had a rather "convenient" episode of SMD (selective memory disorder), which caused you to forget that in 2013, the US gave Syrian rebels poison gas, in order to create an attack against the Syrian people to be blamed on Al-Assad's government, as the excuse for regime change?!?

2013: U.S. 'BACKED PLAN TO LAUNCH CHEMICAL WEAPON ATTACK ON SYRIA AND BLAME IT ON ASSAD'S REGIME'

These strikes have not "...gone a long way to restoring our badly damaged credibility in the world."

In fact, these strikes have telegraphed to the world the absolute lack of restraint which characterises this administration, and shown that in the most foaming at the mouth, mad-dog, logic-free manner, the US government will strike anyone, anywhere, just because it can, even when it is punishing the absolutely wrong people.

The tensions with Russia are escalating by the millisecond over this, and may lead to US/Russian military conflict, and most probably sooner rather than later. How, in the name of heaven does this "restore our credibility in the world." ?!? The short answer is, it cannot.

And to all countries which are/have been thinking about developing nuclear weapons; this strike will instill the sure and certain knowledge that unless they have these weapons as a deterrent, the US will attack them as well.

Look for countries like Saudi Arabia to be looking to buy/build a bomb, and the government of Pakistan, a nuclear-armed nation will oblige.

​S. Arabia calls in off-the-shelf nuke option with Pakistan – report

Can you say "destabilisation", Senator Cotton?!?

I knew you could!!

Apr 08 09:14

Syria: New U.S. Airstrike Support “Request Scheme” For Al-Qaeda

Al-Qaeda and its sidekick Ahra al-Sham welcomed the U.S. strikes and Abu Ivanka al Amriki on their side. The theocratic dictatorship of Saudi Arabia offered its full support as did its British creators.

The U.S. airstrike delivers a message to al-Qaeda. Whenever under military pressure al-Qaeda can now stage or fake a “chemical attack” and the U.S. will act to destroy its enemy, the Syrian government. Acts as the one last night are then direct military support by the U.S. on al-Qaeda’s request.

Trump is the third U.S. president in a row who promised less belligerence during his campaign only to deliver more after the election. The “democratic” veil of the U.S. oligarchic rule thus rips further apart.

Apr 08 09:08

False Flags and the Trump Administration: Expect an Erratic Flip-Flop Foreign Policy, a Return to Gunboat Diplomacy and More Illegal Wars of Aggression

International law is being more and more discarded in favor of international anarchy

It is a sad fact that in totalitarian states, but also in our so-called democracies, it seems that wars of aggression are now based and sold with official lies and fraudulent fabrications in order to fool the people. Warmongers in government know that people do not like wars, especially illegal wars of aggression, against countries that have not attacked them. That is why their first choice is to attempt to drag the people along with lies and false pretexts for war, and by dehumanizing any potential enemy through crude propaganda.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

What we have in the United States is an illusion of living in a democratic republic.

Oh yes, we have elections; but these Kabuki-like processes only give us candidates which the American Deep State has vetted, and are very certain to do its will, once elected.

So ultimately, the American people have utterly no choice over their own destiny; and if the deep state is annoyed with a President, or Presidential Candidate, that person can be assassinated, sometimes very publicly, as was the case with the Kennedy brothers, and no one dares point a finger at the real culprits.

Apr 08 09:00

Syria: Trump May Just have Started World War III

People stand up and become disabler of the empire!

Syria is a mere square on this murderous chess board, as was Yugoslavia, Libya, Iraq, Somalia, Afghanistan, and many more to come. The purpose is not ‘winning a war’ – that would be too simple. The purpose is creating and leaving behind chaos, eternal chaos. In the case of Syria a balkanization of the country, what Clinton did to Yugoslavia. The old ‘divide to conquer’ – it still works after hundreds of years. People are still blinded to these oldest and most rudimentary of war strategies. They still fall for it; don’t notice; swallow the lies.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I frankly don't think the worst is over here; if President Trump does order another strike against Syria, Russia may very well counter militarily.

Their "line in the sand" here is that Al-Assad must be allowed to stay; anything that counters that scenario will be most likely me with extreme prejudice.

Apr 08 08:50

It's WMD all over again. Why don't you see it?

The pressures on anyone communicating with western media from such places can only be imagined.

And then there is this simple point. Why would the Syrian government use gas at this stage in a war it has recently begun to win with conventional munitions? You don’t have to believe that the Assad state is saintly to ask this question, and I don’t believe that. Please see http://dailym.ai/2h1XZAv Carla del Ponte, for the UN, has in the past accused the *rebels* of gas use http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/middleeast/syria/10039672/UN...

Wicked and brutal they may well be, but they would have to be stupid and possibly mad to do such a thing, just as an important conference convenes in Brussels https://ec.europa.eu/neighbourhood-enlargement/news_corner/news/brusse... to discuss the future of Syria.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Welcome to our world, Peter Hitchens!!

Apr 08 08:44

US Insists Russia Responsible for Syria Gas Attack

With Russia complaining that the US launched an illegal attack against Syria on Thursday night, based on unproven allegations of them launching a gas attack against northwestern Idlib Province earlier in the week, US officials have shifted to trying to blame Russia for the incident.

The Pentagon has announced that they are carrying out an investigation into the putative gas attack, saying that they want to see if Russian warplanes “took part” in the attack. Russia has insisted that no such gas attack took place to begin with, and that a Syrian conventional strike hit a rebel warehouse full of chemicals.

US officials don’t seem to be too worried about anyone proving anything, however, with Secretary of State Rex Tillerson insisting in comments today that Russia “bears responsibility” for the attack because they played such a major role in the 2013 chemical disarmament on Syria.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

OK, folks, it's official; in even making this accusation that Russia was somehow complicit in this gas attack, the US government has just jumped the shark, indulging in this desperation on the cusp of madness through which to "justify" this rash, unjustified, stupid attack against Syria.

Apr 08 08:40

Lacking Clear Syria Plan, US Threatens More Strikes

Last night, the United States attacked Syria, launching 59 Tomahawk missiles against a Syrian air base in a move that marked a dramatic reverse in Trump Administration policy toward Syria. What that policy actually is, however, is totally unclear.

Reporters unsurprisingly had a lot of questions, and the White House, also unsurprisingly, had no answers, dodging all questions about the goals of the new US intervention in Syria, and what the overall strategy or even next steps either militarily or diplomatically is.

All the White House would say is that the US attacks were “very decisive,” even if they aren’t all that clear what decision they even made. Beyond that, administration officials were talking up the idea that the US might launch more attacks in the near future.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

It is painfully apparent to me, that this administration has no clue, and no cohesive plan, about moving their Syria policy forward.

And the question which would keep me awake at night is, if there are more attacks, just what, precisely, will Russia do to counter them?!?

Russia's Putin is the master of geopolitical restraint, but I am afraid that there will be a point of no return for him, and that we will be looking at war with Russia over Syria.

Just because a tactic is the most ham-fistedly, pig-headedly wrong and stupid thing the US government could do, unfortunately, is no guarantee that it will not do it.

Apr 08 08:32

Russian Defense Ministry to suspend communications hotline with Pentagon as of April 8More:http://tass.com/defense/940208

Russian Defense Ministry suspends as of April 8 the operations of a communications hotline with the Pentagon, which the two sides established in line with a memorandum of understanding on prevention of incidents and ensuring of flight safety in Syrian airspace, Maj. Gen. Igor Konashenkov, the Defense Ministry's official spokesman told reporters on Friday.
"About an hour ago, the US military attache in Moscow was summoned to the Defense Ministry to get an official note, which said the Russian side was suspending as of 00:00 hours on April 8 the observance of its obligations under the memorandum of understanding on prevention of incidents and ensuring of flight safety in the course of operation in the Syrian Arab Republic," he said.

Gen. Konashenkov refuted US media reports claiming Russia had decided to keep the hotline open.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This cessation of the communications hot line is going to nearly guarantee military confrontation between the US and Russia over Syria.

When I saw/heard the US bombing raids over the Syrian airbase, it was almost as though I was hearing the opening salvos to World War 3.

Apr 08 08:27

Trump’s Options for North Korea Include Placing Nukes in South Korea

The National Security Council has presented President Donald Trump with options to respond to North Korea's nuclear program — including putting American nukes in South Korea or killing dictator Kim Jong-un, multiple top-ranking intelligence and military officials told NBC News.

Both scenarios are part of an accelerated review of North Korea policy prepared in advance of Trump's meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping this week.

The White House hopes the Chinese will do more to influence Pyongyang through diplomacy and enhanced sanctions. But if that fails, and North Korea continues its development of nuclear weapons, there are other options on the table that would significantly alter U.S. policy.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

PLEASE, someone out there, tell me that this is a belated, and very bad, April Fool's joke; this is the bloody best the NSC can come up with, American nukes in South Korea, or a decap strike against Kim Jung Un?!?

Would someone please remind these people that China and North Korea have a mutual defense pact

The Sino-North Korean Mutual and and Cooperation Friendship Treaty

and any attack against North Korea will be construed by China as an attack against it?!?

What should be going on here, is a massive attempt to get China, North and South Korea and the US back to the negotiating table, and creating a legitimate peace treaty with which to replace the existing armistice, with the quid pro quo being North Korea's stopping of all of its nuclear weapons programs, and submitting their sites to international inspections, as Iran does with the IAEA.

Of course, such a suggestion is .....completely logical, and therefore has most probably already been thrown out of the pile of possibilities the NSC is presenting President Trump on North Korea.

Apr 08 08:14

Cable News Praises Trump On Syria, Because Bombing Stuff Is ‘Presidential’

President Donald Trump announced the first serious military intervention of his young presidency on Thursday evening, a strike on a Syrian air base launched in retaliation for a horrific chemical weapons attack on civilians earlier in the week.

The strike was largely symbolic, and some critics of the move saw it as little more than a slap on the wrist for Syrian President Bashar Assad, whom the U.S. has accused of orchestrating the chemical attack. And while it raised a number of questions about a possible retaliation, civilian casualties, legality, and just how comprehensive the military strategy was, there was one constituency that, by and large, approved.

On cable news, Trump’s decision to take action was nothing short of heroic.

CNN’s Fareed Zakaria said Friday morning that “Donald Trump became President of the United States” the moment the bombs started dropping.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

One of the greatest qualities in a true, national leader is restraint; what President Trump demonstrated, with this bombing run against a Syrian air base on Thursday, is that he is pathologically incapable of exercising this trait, and is now perceived by the world as an orange-haired orangutan, ordering the flinging the destructive, high-tech equivalent of poo.

And that statement by CNN's Zakaria demonstrates, in a profoundly painful way, how deeply the corporate presstitutes are faithfully in bed American Deep State.

This bombing, when there was absolutely no logical reason for Al-Assad to have ordered this chemical attack, was massively ill-advised, and has greatly complicated the relationship between Russia and the United States, and may lead to a military confrontation past the point of no return.

The reality is that the CIA gave the jihadists poison gas, and showed them how to use it in 2013, wanting to frame the Al-Assad government for the attack in order to justify an invasion of Syria>
2013: U.S. 'BACKED PLAN TO LAUNCH CHEMICAL WEAPON ATTACK ON SYRIA AND BLAME IT ON ASSAD'S REGIME'

The bottom line, historically, is that the American government lies to create an agenda to justify it doing whatever it wants, whenever it wants to it, and such agenda frequently has absolutely no basis in reality.

Apr 08 07:55

MICHAEL SAVAGE TURNS ON TRUMP, SAYS SYRIAN GAS ATTACK WAS FALSE FLAG OPERATION

Conservative talk show host, Michael Savage, who fervently supported Trump during the Presidential campaign, soured on him today. Savage, referencing his background in science, having a PhD in epidemiology, said the alleged gas attack in the ISIS controlled city of Idlib was most likely phosgene and not sarin.

Backing up his claim that the attack did not contain sarin, Savage made reference to photos showing first responders attending to bodies without gloves or protective gear. Had sarin been used in the attack, all of those men in white helmets would be dead.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Welcome to our world, Michael Savage, and the deep sense of betrayal Michael and I feel by this rash, unwarranted, knee-jerk act by President Trump; the world has become a far more dangerous place because of this action, and I shudder to think what will happen if there is a direct confrontation between the US and Russian military over Syria.

Apr 08 07:51

US CREDIT CARD DEBT RISES ABOVE $1 TRILLION FOR THE FIRST TIME IN A DECADE

Unlike last month's unexpectedly week consumer credit report, which saw a plunge in revolving, or credit card, debt moments ago the Fed, in its latest G.19 release, announced that there were few surprises in the February report: Total revolving credit rose by $2.9 billion, undoing last month's $2.6 billion drop - the biggest since 2012 - while non-revolving credit increased by $12.3 billion, for a total increase in February consumer credit of $15.2 billion, roughly in line with the $15 billion expected.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

If there was ever a time to get your credit card debt under control, that time is now.

Yellen has announced that she is looking at more increases in the Fed's lending rates, which will absolutely affect your interest on your credit card.

Apr 08 07:18

US President (fill in name) bombed (fill in country) because (fill in lie). Had enough lie-started illegal Wars of Aggression to demand .01% arrests, or need even more destruction, death, looting?

*hyperlinks/videos live at source*

The context of US armed attack on Syria is the latest crime du jour of a .01% rogue state empire annually killing millions, harming billions, and looting trillions. This article will focus on that context, with an obvious conclusion that all of us with Oaths to support and defend the US Constitution against all enemies, foreign and domestic, must take two actions:

1. Refuse all orders of armed attacks because there are no lawful orders for unlawful war.
2. Demand US .01% arrests for ongoing lie-started and Orwellian-unlawful Wars of Aggression.
US .01% illegal War of Aggression on Syria

Apr 07 23:50

Government Killing of Civilians by Gas

One point that needs to be made, but rarely if ever mentioned, is that in the supposed rationale for US attack on Syria to avenge/prevent claimed civilian deaths by government gas attacks, the US government itself has used similar weapons openly as recently as the FBI/ATF attack on the Branch Davidian compound near Waco Texas in the spring of 1993.

76 men, women and children died in this senseless military style assault which used highly lethal military CS gas as a primary weapon. CS is not a nerve agent and it doesn’t in normal concentrations cause immediate death. But it is highly flammable, persistent and designed to incapacitate targets by causing massive biological reactions including inability to breathe, massive tearing in the eyes, nose bleeds, etc.

Apr 07 22:42

45 times Trump said attacking Syria was a bad idea and might start World War III

President Donald Trump's administration ordered a missile attack on the Syrian government's al-Shayrat airbase near Homs on Thursday evening, taking a rapid about-face on Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to a military conclusion in the wake of a chemical attack which killed scores and left hundreds injured.

But Trump has repeatedly spoken out against attacking the Syrian government, suggesting U.S. involvement in the conflict could make a bad problem worse and possibly lead to a global war.

In October, Trump blasted then-Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton's position on Syria — that the U.S. military should take out al-Assad's airfields, the exact type of strike Trumphe ordered Thursday — by saying attacking a Russian-backed government could start World War III.

Apr 07 19:41

Only 23 out of 59 US missiles hit target, damage is "laughable" - Syrian officer

This is a joke. The USN hit a salvage and repair yard. Maybe the US Military isn't behind Trump!

A military source from the Syrian Arab Republic has disclosed the details of the consequences of the US’ missile strike on Syria’s Sharat airfield:

"The Shayrat airfield has for six months already been used by the Syrian Army as a ‘dump’ where the Syrian Arab Republic’s armed forces' old and already decommissioned military equipment waits before being sent to scrap or dismantling for old parts.
According to experts, the total damage of the missile strike was no more than 3-5 million US dollars. At the same time, by using not so tricky math, it is clear that for recycling such old Syrian equipment the US Army lost around 90 million US dollars.

Apr 07 17:26

Regime Change In The White House?

Apr 07 15:07

No UK single market access WITHOUT accepting EU court, MEP says ahead of Brexit talks

IF THE UK wants to have access to the single market after Brexit it will have to accept the jurisdiction of the European Court of Justice, a Polish MEP has claimed.

Apr 07 13:32

Peter Thiel Is Now the Bilderberg Group's Most Prominent Member

The long-standing relationship between President-elect Donald Trump and Silicon Valley billionaire Peter Thiel was solidified during a meeting of Silicon Valley brass and right-wing political insurgents with an awkward, finger-clutching handshake. Thiel, who had stumped for and donated to Trump’s campaign, was seated at Trump’s left hand during a summit designed to cut through some of the tensions between the leaders of America’s most powerful technology businesses and the future head of the federal government. Thiel, who’s public support of Trump got him namechecked in a number of Palo Alto shoegaze thinkpieces during the campaign, is considered by his political opponents to be the very model of a modern techno-fascist. The fact that he is openly a member of the Bilderberg Group, which is commonly conflated with the supposed “New World Order,” may amplify concerns as he become a critical part of President Trump’s inner circle.

Apr 07 13:30

Who Towers Behind Trump?

An inquiry into the background of flamboyant American entrepreneur Donald J. Trump provides some surprising insights into Trump’s path to power and influence, for the fact is that Trump’s rise to stardom came as a direct consequence of his having functioned as hardly more than a colorful front man for some very wealthy behind-the-scenes sponsors.

Everyone knows, of course, about Trump’s gambling operations and of the wide-ranging links of the gambling industry to organized crime. But the story is much bigger than that. In his own memoir, The Art of the Deal, Trump proudly described how in 1987 he bought his first casino interests when he purchased 93% of the voting stock in the Resorts International gambling concern.

Apr 07 13:11

US cyber attack shuts down Al-Masdar News for five hours

DAMASCUS, SYRIA (8:45 P.M.) – On Friday afternoon, Al-Masdar News experienced its biggest hacker attack ever, leaving the website inaccessible to its readers for five hours.

Incidentally, the DDOS attack took place hours after it was revealed that ISIS launched an offensive shortly after US missiles struck Shayrat Airbase, grounding its airplanes at the Homs airfield.

The IT department said the massive DDOS attack could be traced exclusively back to the United States although it could not determine who was responsible for the hacking.

Apr 07 12:32

US Missile Strikes in Syria Cross Russian 'Red Lines'. How Will Putin Respond?

Putin has a cool mind and we may anticipate that the Russian response will come at a time of his choosing and in a manner that is appropriate to the seriousness of the U.S. offense

My days as apologist for Donald Trump’s backsliding on his electoral campaign promise of a new direction in foreign policy are over.

From being the solution, he has become an integral part of the problem. And with his bigger than life ego, petulance and stubbornness, Commander-in-Chief Trump is potentially a greater threat to world peace than the weak-willed Barack Obama whom he replaced.

Apr 07 09:59

Russia suspends flight safety memorandum over Syria after US missile strike – Foreign Ministry

Russia has suspended the memorandum of understanding on flight safety in Syria with the United States amid the US missile strike on Syria’s Shayrat military airfield, according to the Russian Foreign Ministry’s statement.

“Without bothering to investigate anything, the US went forward with a demonstration of force, a military confrontation with a country that is fighting international terrorism,” the Foreign Ministry’s statement reads.

Apr 07 09:18

Pentagon Trained Syria’s Al Qaeda “Rebels” in the Use of Chemical Weapons

The Western media refutes their own lies.
By Prof Michel Chossudovsky
Global Research, April 07, 2017
N
ot only do they confirm that the Pentagon has been training the terrorists in the use of chemical weapons, they also acknowledge the existence of a not so secret “US-backed plan to launch a chemical weapon attack on Syria and blame it on Assad’s regime”

London’s Daily Mail in a 2013 article confirmed the existence of an Anglo-American project endorsed by the White House (with the assistance of Qatar) to wage a chemical weapons attack on Syria and place the blame of Bashar Al Assad.

Apr 07 08:35

BEXALERT!: Initial reports indicate Syrian airbase 'almost completely destroyed' after US strike

37 Missiles missed entirely. The 23 that did hit took out 6 old Mig-23's.From the drone footage it looks like at leats half of those landed in the grass at the edge of the runway. The US military as usual lies.

The Syrian airfield targeted by United States airstrikes early Friday was “almost completely destroyed,” a human rights group in the country said.

The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the missile attack damaged over a dozen hangars, a fuel depot and an air defense base. About 60 U.S. Tomahawk missiles hit the Shayrat air base, southeast of Homs, a small installation with two runways.

Apr 07 08:31

Ben Carson just audited Obama's HUD and found $520 billion in accounting errors and fraud.

Dr. Carson dug into the agencies records in a sweeping audit wherein he found substantial bookkeeping “errors”, which only prove either the incompetence or the corrupt nature of the previous administration

Apr 07 08:17

Exclusive–Sen. Ron Johnson: ‘What We Do Know About Susan Rice Is You Can’t Believe What She Says’

The chairman of the Senate Homeland Security Committee told Breitbart News that he is very concerned about allegations that Susan Rice, President Barack Obama’s national security adviser, abused her access to intelligence reports that included incidental collection of information about associates of President Donald Trump.

Apr 07 08:15

Unhinged intel

It’s being called bigger than Watergate – much bigger. While Democrats and the corporate media chase Russian phantoms, there is mounting evidence the Obama administration did spy on Donald Trump and his team. Is the intelligence community unhinged and out of control?

Apr 06 18:02

“Beyond A Red Line”: Trump May Be Fighting Several Disastrous Wars Simultaneously

Rumors of war are percolating in Washington D.C., and if the Trump administration is not extremely careful it may find itself fighting several disastrous wars simultaneously. Just one day after threatening North Korea with war, Donald Trump has committed to taking military action against the Assad regime in Syria. Trump is blaming the chemical attack in Syria’s Idlib province on Tuesday on the Syrian government, and he is pledging that the United States will not just sit by and do nothing in response. Unfortunately for all of us, military contingents from Russia, Iran and Hezbollah are mixed in among the Syrian forces, and so any strike on the Syrian military could potentially spark World War 3.

In this article, I am going to share with you several quotes from President Trump and members of his team over the past couple of days, and if you read them carefully you will see that Trump has clearly painted himself into a corner.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

A war against China over North Korea, coupled with a war with Russia over Syria, are two fatal military mistakes I am concerned President Trump is about to make.

And I would strongly, honestly advise him to NOT drink the Koolaid on either issue. Rash decisions in either case could well leave millions of Americans killed or wounded.

At this moment, President Trump appears to be signing checks our military cannot cash, because they don't have the weaponry; the money; the troop strength, or the manufacturing to insure a positive outcome to a war with either country, let alone both countries.

Apr 06 17:37

Trump Weighs Military "Saturation Strike" In Syria, Resulting In Russian Deaths

The Pentagon has briefed President Trump on various military options the US can conduct in response to the poison gas attack in Syria that killed scores of civilians, and which Washington has blamed on the Syrian government, a U.S. official told Reuters.

Options include things like implementing a "no fly zone" or grounding aircraft used by Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's forces, an official quoted by Reuters said.

Another option also includes the use of Tomahawk cruise missiles to overwhelm Russian air defense systems used by the Syrian military. The official did not comment on how likely military action might be which, if any, options might be recommended by the Pentagon. According to the Intercept, this would be a “saturation strike” using dozens of cruise missiles designed to hit Syrian military targets —including military air fields — in an effort to limit future Syrian Air Force attacks on rebel positions, according to the two U.S. military officials.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Will someone please tell me that this a very bad, belated April Food's joke, and that President Trump is not seriously considering doing this?!?

This kind of bombing of Syria, creating Russian casualties, will most likely get the Russians to declare war on the US, and we're off and running toward a military conflict the US government most likely cannot win, given the state of the US military's weapons; its troop strength; its money; and its manufacturing.

and also at zerohedge.com, we have the following, deeply disturbing headline:

There is chatter of US airstrikes as soon as tonight, and Pentagon journalists are being told to stay at the Pentagon for further information tonight

Apr 06 16:51

Evidence Calls Western Narrative About Syrian Chemical Attack Into Question

On April 3rd, 2017, an anti-Assad journalist tweeted that the next day he would be launching a media campaign to cover airstrikes on the Hama countryside, including the use of chemical weapons. It is not clear how the reporter was able to know that chemical weapons would be used an entire day before the attacks occurred.

Observers further noted that on April 1st, 2017, a doctor on the ground in Khan Sheikhoun, Dr. Shajul Islam, had received several shipments of gas masks in the days running up to the chemical incident. The revelations on Twitter fueled speculation that opposition figures were aware of the chemical attack days before it actually happened, contesting the narrative that the Syrian government was responsible.

Apr 06 15:59

Stupid is as Stupid Does

If you prefer fake news, fake data, and a fake narrative about an improving economy and stock market headed to 30,000 don’t read this fact based, reality check article. The level of stupidity engulfing the country has reached epic proportions, as the mainstream fake news networks flog bullshit Russian conspiracy stories, knowing at least 50% of the non-thinking iGadget distracted public believes anything they hear on the boob tube.

Apr 06 15:55

Chickenhawks on Parade

I fancy a phalanx of hoplites with Warner, Cardin, Schiff, Wolfowitz, Cheney and Libby arrayed on the front line in their fine armor manufactured by Halliburton. That way they could have all the war they want and experience it first-hand. I doubt they would last very long as they are both moral and physical cowards, but given that reality, they just might think a bit harder about promoting the type of fearmongering that will only end by sending the children of other Americans off to war.I fancy a phalanx of hoplites with Warner, Cardin, Schiff, Wolfowitz, Cheney and Libby arrayed on the front line in their fine armor manufactured by Halliburton. That way they could have all the war they want and experience it first-hand. I doubt they would last very long as they are both moral and physical cowards, but given that reality, they just might think a bit harder about promoting the type of fearmongering that will only end by sending the children of other Americans off to war.

Apr 06 15:54

Musings By America’s Graveside

Brother Nathanael seems a little testy these days. But who isn't!

By Brother Nathanael
* Haley is an imbecile.
* Trump cannot be trusted, his word is full of worms.
* Trump is a tinderbox, a dangerous demagogue.
* There is not an ounce of integrity running through Trump’s veins.
* Jared Kushner has his day in the sun with Trump. But every dog has his day and pisses on the hydrant. America is that hydrant.
* Bannon wrote many of Trump’s campaign ‘anti-NWO’ speeches. Trump never believed a word of it.
* Tillerson is a weakling. He caved to big business to allow homos to wreck the last remaining wholesome institution in America, the Boy Scouts of America.
* Mattis and McMasters are both war criminals yet run the Jew-enabled war machine wreaking havoc all over the world.
* Mattis has the eyes of a zombie. He’s a metaphor of the hollowing out of Jewmerica, a country with one foot and three toes in the grave.
* Jewmerica is the most hated country across the board.

Apr 06 15:29

The Obama Spyathon — A Hole in the Constitution

How much longer will Americans permit the government to pull the wool over our eyes? Whatever happened to the constitutional right to privacy? Does the Constitution — which requires a showing of some evidence of wrongdoing to a judge before the government may intercept any communications — still mean what it says?

Apr 06 15:20

The Hunger Games - "Hope" Clip

Apr 06 15:12

Delta Airlines Goes Dumbass on Passengers’ Guns

Delta says that under the new protocols, luggage containing firearms will be identified with a special tag indicating that it should not be placed on the regular baggage carousel for passenger pickup, but rather be hand-delivered to the airline's baggage office, where it will be zip-tied shut and only released to its owner after an ID check. In theory, this doesn't seem unreasonable, but practical application often fails to track with theory.

Apr 06 14:52

Are autistic individuals the best workers around?

By Ronald Alsop
7 January 2016

Frustrated by young employees who spend more time texting than doing their jobs? Want to find an employee who gets immersed in their work and pays close attention to details?

Then you might want to follow the lead of other businesses that have begun to actively recruit autistic employees. "They're loyal and diligent and are a lower turnover risk," said Tim Weiler, director, Eastern division, sales effectiveness and rewards, at Towers Watson, a human-resources consulting firm.

(Vaccines, the gift that keeps on giving!)

Apr 06 14:32

Canada-EU "Trade Deal" Contains a Gift for the Rothschilds

Ostensibly a trade deal, Bill C-30 will forever prevents the Bank of Canada from creating debt free currency.

Apr 06 12:45

Syria: The Toxic Meltdown

“These heinous acts by the Assad regime cannot be tolerated.” Thus spoke the President of the United States.

Instant translation; Donald Trump – and/or the alphabet soup of US intelligence agencies, with no detailed investigation – are convinced that the Russian Ministry of Defense is simply lying.

Apr 06 12:01

Michelle Obama 2020?

Michelle Obama 2020? Rumours swirl as former FLOTUS plots comeback

Apr 06 11:17

Google, YouTube waging “demonetization” WAR on alternative media to bankrupt independent journalism

SGT Report, along with many other independent media outlets, is now asking for Patreon donations as Google / YouTube demonetizes their videos, forcing them to look for alternative sources of operating revenue. But here’s the thing: SGT Report isn’t a Jiahid recruitment hub. They don’t promote terrorism. They simply have an independent point of view on politics and current events. For this reason alone, Google has demonetized them by labeling their videos “extreme.”

Google labels independent media “extremist” by conflating critical thinking with Jihadi terror

Webmaster's Commentary: 

PLEASE DONATE.




Apr 06 10:49

Judge Openly LAUGHS At Bundy Ranch Defendants Rights

Judge Gloria Navarro made a mockery of the judicial system today.

The first Bunkerville trial is underway in Las Vegas, Nevada. The prosecution has had over five weeks to present their case. Now that the defense is ready to put on their case, Judge Gloria Navarro has shut them down.

Out of the entire witness list, there is one witness, other than the defendants, that she will allow to testify. Garrett Frenner was a witness to the slaughter of the Bundy cattle. However, Judge Navarro will not allow him to testify to those events. The prosecutors and the FBI spent a couple of hours harassing this man, threatening him with prosecution if he dared to testify. She has made it clear that he can ONLY testify to which of the defendants he saw with guns.

Every witness that the defense tried to proffer today was questioned by the Judge. She stressed to each one of them that she was ready to have them removed from the courtroom in handcuffs, if she thinks they are committing perjury.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Apr 06 10:38

5 POSSIBLE EXPLANATIONS FOR TRUMP’S REMARKS ON SYRIA

Speaking next to Jordan’s King Abdullah, Donald Trump said that the chemical weapons attack changed his position on Syria. He seemed to believe the fake news story that it was the Syrian government that dropped chemical weapons, rather than the forensically realistic explanation provided by Russia which explained that an illegal chemical weapons depot, where terrorists hoarded their explosives, was hit during an airstrike.

When asked about his sudden about face, Trump relied,

“I do change, and I am flexible. I am proud of that flexibility”.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Ivanka Trump, a word, please, and I am begging you on this: do not allow your dad, our President to "swallow the Koolaid" on this issue.

In a Russian brokered deal in 2013, all of Syria's chemical weapons were destroyed.

Syria's chemical weapons were destroyed

And the big, logical question is, qui bono?!? Who benefits?!?

And it surely as heck is not Bashar Al Assad, when Rex Tillerson said a couple of days ago, that Assad could remain, and our major headache in Syria was ISIS.

So who benefits?!?

1. The jihadists who were armed by the previous administration, who did this as a "false flag" to get your Dad angry enough against the Al-Assad government to start talking regime change.

2. The war hawks in this administration who want to see the US military do a decap strike against Damascus, which will almost inevitably lead to war with Russia.

And Ms. Trump, this would be a very lousy idea, and for the following reasons; in its current state, the US military does not have the troop strength; the weaponry; the manufacturing; or the money to insure a positive outcome to a war against Russia over Syria.

The weapons manufacturing culture in this country has to change; it should not longer be acceptable to deliver weapons so behind the curve that by the time they are field deployed, they are obsolete, and have incredible cost over-runs attached.

Russia and China are getting far better value for their weaponry dollars than does the US military, and I have one big, fat example to share with you on this; the F-35.

The Pentagon's New List of F-35 Bugs Is Predictably Awful

Our American military should no longer have to put up with flying turkeys like this, and if corporate heads need to roll to cure this, so be it!!

Apr 06 10:19

BREAKING: CIA Director John Brennan Targeted General Flynn and Sean Hannity For Surveillance

Yesterday, we reported on a breaking story by GotNews that Sean Hannity and Blackwater founder, Erik Prince were also spied on and unmasked by the Obama administration.

GotNews has just revealed that it was Obama’s CIA Director, John Brennan who was targeting them and other Trump supporters for surveillance.

Apr 06 10:18

IS YOUR "DEMOCRACY" ACTUALLY A TOTALITARIAN STATE? TAKE THIS QUICK QUIZ

The USA is already a Totalitarian State with a Ministry of Propaganda that works overtime to generate a flimsy illusion of "democracy."

Is your "democracy" (or republic) actually a Totalitarian State? That is, is it a "democracy" or "republic" in name only? To find out, take this quick quiz.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Time after time, Americans vote against the wars; against the insane way in which the proverbial deck is stacked against the average working person, from vaccines which may kill you or create autism in your child; to income inequality, and the offshoring/outsourcing of jobs; yet ultimately, very little changes.

We are lied to intensely by the American Deep State, to forward its agenda, which generally focuses on the creation of wars to enrich the military/industrial complex; to expropriate resources from other countries to which we have no moral right; regime changing governments which we do not like; and insure that those resources are only sold in American dollars.

There are many moments, when I wake up, and do not at all recognise the country in which I was born.

Apr 06 10:02

PAKISTAN’S MILITARY-INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX AND THE GULF STATES

Recently, Pakistan’s former army chief, General Raheel Sharif, has been appointed to lead a 40 member military alliance of Muslim nations dubbed as “the Muslim NATO.” Although the ostensible purpose of the alliance is to combat terrorism but in fact, the alliance of Sunni Muslim nations has been cobbled together by Saudi Arabia as a counterweight to Iran’s meddling in the Arab World.

Moreover, it should be kept in mind that Pakistan’s military and Saudi Arabia have very deep and institutionalized ties: thousands of Pakistani retired and serving army officers work on deputations in the Gulf Arab States. Furthermore, during the ‘80s, when Saudi Arabia lacked an efficient intelligence set-up, Pakistan’s Inter-services Intelligence (ISI) virtually played the role of Saudi Arabia’s foreign intelligence service.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The US government was instrumental in creating a "deal" to keep Iran from developing their nuclear weapons capabilities; why not a similar deal with Pakistan?!?

This is particularly alarming, in light of the reality that Saudi Arabia has been discovered to have been using depleted uranium weapons in Yemen; if this in fact is true, what is stopping them from using micro-nukes in Yemen?!?

The short answer is, absolutely nothing!!

Video showing Saudi coalition using depleted uranium weapons in Yemen

Apr 06 09:53

WHAT EVERYONE SHOULD KNOW ABOUT THE NEW QUARANTINE REGULATION

Imagine men in bleach white bio suits with medical masks show up at your door. You are suspected of carrying a communicable disease. You will now be arrested and held without due process, indefinitely.

The government could do this any day.

They have the “authority”. They have the personnel. They have the funding. Now all they need is the excuse.

The federal government claims the right to quarantine anyone who they suspect has or has come into contact with a communicable disease.

On January 19th of this year, a regulation was passed by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).

The regulation is meant to allow the HHS and other departments of the federal government to stop the spread of contagious diseases, like Ebola or bird flu. But the regulation is obscure enough to be a serious threat to liberty.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

What a marvelous tool for political repression!!

If someone has troublesomely stated facts which do not support the US government narrative, they can now be hauled off, incommunicado, with no due process whatsoever, on the pretext that they have been "exposed" to some life-threatening disease, and must be quarantined.

Apr 06 09:46

IRS Seized Millions of Dollars from Innocent Citizens Because It Was Easier Than Going After Crooks

The IRS seized millions dollars from innocent individuals and businesses because it was easier than targeting terrorists and drug dealers, a new report from the Treasury Department’s internal watchdog has revealed.
A report from Treasury’s Inspector General found that the IRS misused a law aimed at cracking down on organized crime and terrorism to target innocent individuals and businesses. Agents adopted a policy of seizing cash before investigating for other wrongdoing because it was just easier to seize the money of innocent people than hardened criminals and terrorists.

“One of the reasons why legal source cases were pursued was that the Department of Justice had encouraged task forces to engage in ‘quick hits,’ where property was more quickly seized and more quickly resolved through negotiation, rather than pursuing cases with other criminal activity (such as drug trafficking and money laundering), which are more time-consuming,” according to the report .

Apr 06 09:38

BARCLAYS TRADERS ACQUITTED IN LIBOR MANIPULATION TRIAL

Two former Barclays traders have been cleared by a London jury of manipulating the key interest rate benchmark in a retrial which started six weeks ago.

Ryan Reich, a 35-year-old American, and Greek national Stylianos Contogoulas, 45, were both freed on unanimous verdicts at Southwark Crown Court.

It was their second trial on a charge of conspiracy to defraud after a jury last year could not reach a verdict. Four co-defendants have been jailed.

Both men had denied any wrongdoing when charged three years ago, reacted emotionally to the verdicts Thursday.

"For the last eight years I have consistently explained that I acted appropriately, honestly, and in accordance with the rules at the time," Reich said. "I am relieved and delighted to have been acquitted."

The Serious Fraud Office (SFO) has accused Reich and Contogoulas of plotting with other Barclays staff between June 2005 and September 2007 to skew the London interbank offered rate (Libor).

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I am hardly surprised; the rich rarely eat their own.

Apr 06 08:44

World View: President Trump Plans Military Action on Syria After Nerve Gas Attack on Civilians

In my book,any support for Trump is treason!

This morning’s key headlines from GenerationalDynamics.com

President Trump plans military action on Syria after horrific nerve gas attack on civilians
President Trump declares that he’s changed his mind about military action
Marco Rubio says Trump’s policy emboldened Bashar al-Assad
John McCain and Lindsey Graham advocate cruise missiles and safe areas

Apr 06 08:05

TURKEY BLOCKED MY BLOG: A Turkish authority has issued an order to block your WordPress.com site: matrixbob.wordpress.com

Apr 05 19:12

Alternative media Internet traffic in steep decline according to ‘statistics’: evidence of counterattack to keep .01% illegal rogue state empire from public recognition? Please look, and comment

*hyperlinks/videos live at source*

Two paragraphs of context: CIA Director William Colby admitted to the US Senate in 1975 that they manipulate American corporate media for apparent purpose to “cover” obvious crimes centered in war, looting, and lying of US rogue state empire. 3-minutes of this history:

In November 2016, The Washington Post, President Obama, and corporate media launched the talking point of “fake news,” accusing a list of whistle-blowing websites that placed us as their 7th example. In 2017, leaked and declassified documents reveal more CIA psyops to conceal Emperor’s New Clothes facts from public recognition (and here).

Since the “fake news” psyops, SimilarWeb reports of Internet traffic show steep declines in alternative news page views. Data from some of my favorite sites from December 2016 to the latest data available of February 2017:

Want to Know: 400K to 189K (- 53%)

Washington’s Blog: 620K to 397K (- 36%)

Apr 05 14:14

George Soros is the secret financier behind Kushner-backed startup Cadre

George Soros’ Soros Fund Management has quietly been financing the Kushner-backed real estate finance startup Cadre with a substantial credit line, according to sources familiar with the matter.
A source familiar with the financing arrangement told The Real Deal that “Soros has had a long and productive relationship with the Kushner family.” Another source told TRD that Kushner Companies TRData LogoTINY president Laurent Morali played a key role arranging the financing, but a Kushner Companies spokesperson disputed that account, claiming that “Kushner Cos. has never been involved in Cadre in any capacity
Business Insider first reported the existence of $250 million credit line in June, but didn’t mention its source.

Apr 05 13:02

Trump: Syria's Assad ‘crossed a lot of lines’ with gas attack

PATHETIC! Trump is a total phony. He is breaking Obama's records for lies!
WW3 here we come.

President Trump is signaling a more aggressive approach toward Syria, saying on Wednesday reports of a deadly gas attack by forces loyal to Bashar Assad had “crossed a lot of lines” and moved him to rethink his strategy.

At a joint press conference on Wednesday at the White House with Jordan’s King Abdullah II, Trump indicated that the Syrian leader had gone too far with an attack this week that killed dozens of his own people and injured scores more, including women and children.

“It crossed a lot of lines for me,” Trump said. “When you kill innocent children, innocent babies, little babies with a chemical gas that is so lethal that people were shocked to hear what gas it was, that crosses many lines beyond the red line. Many, many lines.”

Apr 05 10:31

Bahraini Media: Al Khalifah Regime Trying to Buy US Silence by Paying $8 Billion Deals in Just 2 Weeks

In just two weeks, over $8 billion military and industrial deals have been announced, amid a financial crisis that the country has been suffering due to its security and political situations and falling oil prices.

A US congressional source revealed last Wednesday that Donald Trump's administration informed the Congress of its plan to pursue the $5 billion sale to Bahrain of 19 Lockheed Martin F-16 aircraft and related equipment.

This deal was pulled back last year because of concerns that Bahrain had not made promised improvements to its human rights record. However, Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Bob Corker sees that "there are more effective ways to seek changes in partner policies than publicly conditioning weapons transfers in this manner."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The late President John Kennedy said it best: "When peaceful revolution is impossible, violent revolution is inevitable."

Bahrain, lead by the tone-deaf, and cruelly autocratic Sunni Al-Khalifa monarchy, is unable to understand that suppression only works to a point.

And yes, I understand that Bahrain is home to the US Navy's 5th Fleet, but just as a matter of moral principal, it should be moved, to show the US government's displeasure with the consistent human rights abuses of its government and monarchy.

So far, the protests here have been relatively peaceful; but there will be a time when even calling in Saudi troops, as the Bahraini government did several years ago, to put down demonstrations, will have no effect, and we will find the people of Bahrain as adamantly anti-American as were the Iranian people after the over throw of the American Puppet, the Shah, in 79.

With their enabling of the Bahraini government, the US government and military are taking a calculated risk, which I am concerned, may ultimately blow up in their collective faces like a bad trick cigar.

Apr 05 10:16

Obama’s NSA Intel Gathering on Trump, Aides ‘Tremendous Abuse of the System’

Did former President Obama’s National Security Advisor Susan Rice demand details of the “unmasked” identities of those with whom then-presidential candidate Donald Trump and his aides spoke by phone? A former U.S. attorney claims she ordered intel agencies to reveal extensive information, an action one former deputy director for intelligence at the U.S. Central Command calls a “potential constitutional crisis.” Could this be the smoking gun that proves Trump was correct when he said the Obama administration spied on him?

Apr 05 09:56

Reviving the ‘Chemical Weapons’ Lie: New US-UK Calls for Regime Change, Military Attack Against Syria

Here it comes again. As the enemies of peace continue to pressure a new US President into deeper war commitments overseas, and as Washington’s Deep State works relentlessly opposing Russian moves in Syria at every turn, the war drums have started again – beating harder than ever now, clamouring for a new US-led attack on Syria. This morning we saw the familiar theme emerge, and just in time to provide a convenient backdrop to this week’s Brussels’ ‘Peace Talks’ and conference on “Syria’s Future”.

The US-led ‘Coalition’ prepares to make its end-run into Syria to ‘Retake Raqqa,’ and impose its Safe Zones in order to partition Syria, more media demonization of the Syrian government appears to be needed by the West.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Have all these presstitute outlets "conveniently forgotten" that the Syrian government had all of its chemical weapons destroyed in 2013, in a deal brokered by Russia?!?

Destruction of Syria's chemical weapons

What this is feeling like to me is "Assad has gassed his own people AGAIN, 2.0", to make the way clear, and "justify" US-military engineered no-fly zones and air strikes, through which to attempt regime change in Damascus.

Of course, the Russians may have other ideas on this.....

And if President Trump believes that the US military could, in fact, win a military conflict against Russia over Syria, I would implore him to please think again, and very carefully.

Because at this time in its history, the US military does not have the weaponry; the money; the troop strength; or the manufacturing to insure a positive outcome to a conventional war against Russia over Syria; it's just not there.

Apr 05 09:42

US Army Investigator Accuses National Security Adviser McMaster of War Crimes in Iraq

Former commander in charge of US Army Military Police in Iraq says President Trump’s new National Security Adviser, Gen. H.R. McMaster, ‘ordered’ criminal abuse of hundreds of Iraqi detainees in 2005

“Detainees were abused at Tal Afar under orders and command and control of H.R. McMaster,” said Col. Arnaldo Claudio, a retired senior U.S. Military Police officer who served as 18th Airborne Corps Provost Marshal and Chief of Police of the Multinational Coalition Forces in Iraq in 2005.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

President Trump, a word here please: If you are going to talk about "extreme vetting", can we begin with your Cabinet and Appointees?!?!?

This choice is not making you look good in the eyes of either the American public or the world, and the only two choices I can go with here, are that you didn't know, when you made the appointment, or did know, and didn't give a damn about these accusations.

Apr 05 09:36

US Launched More Airstrikes in Yemen Last Month Than in All of 2016

The US never really stopped launching airstrikes in Yemen, but during the early part of the Saudi invasion, they certain reduced the number of direct US strikes. They seem to be picking up the pace substantially, with the Pentagon saying more than 70 strikes were launched just in March.

The Pentagon described this as nearly double the number of US strikes in Yemen in all of the previous year, saying they will “continue to target al-Qaeda in Yemen,” claiming the group poses a “significant threat to the United States” and needed to be disrupted.

Details on what the US actually targeted in most of those strikes was unclear, with a handful of individual strikes reportedly aimed at targets in the mountains. Two children were reported killed in one of the strikes, and several other civilians were wounded in other strikes

Webmaster's Commentary: 

In enabling Saudi Arabia to commit war crimes in its genocide against the Yemeni people, the US government is complicit in those war crimes.

I am talking about the killing and maiming of Yemeni children.

Images: Yemeni children killed and maimed for life from Saudi air strikes

I am talking about the slow, horrendous deaths from child malnutrition, because Yemeni ports have been closed to any humanitarian aid shipments, which are desperately needed.

Images: Yemeni children starving to death from malnutrition, due to Saudi port blockades

And I am talking about the massive, skyrocketing rate of birth defects, still births, and cancers, due to Saudi use of depleted uranium weapons.

Images: Yemeni children with severe birth defects, due to exposure to depleted uranium weapons.

And what amazes me is, the Trump administration; the House of Saud; and the Saudi government are all morally comfortable with all of this, including the poisoning of children in the womb through exposure to DU.

What monsters have these people become?!?

And what strikes me as painfully obvious is, every scholarly article on Yemen I have ever read on Yemen's current state, indicates that the solution has to be political, rather than military.

And things are about to go from worse... to thoroughly awful in Yemen.

Saudi-Backed Forces to Attack Key Yemen Aid Port

This is the only place through which a very meagre amount of aid can get into the country.

This US-enabled, Saudi "scorched earth" policy in Yemen reminds me of the remarks of the Papal Legate, at the siege of Montsegur, France, to exterminate the Cathars. Upon being informed that women and children were with the besieged men, he made the comment: "Kill them all; God will find his own."

Apr 05 09:34

Is the CIA plotting against President Donald Trump?

A handful of observers think so?—?and some of them are even cheering it on

Apr 05 09:26

Brandon Darby: Border Patrol Agents Feel Betrayed by the Trump Administration

Trump is going South,faster than an Alberta Clipper in January!

The Trump Administration rewarded Border Patrol agents for their support of Trump as president by picking an Obama holdover whom they despise to be their boss. Trump chose the Obama-hired Customs and Border deputy who was tasked with enacting Obama’s open border vision to lead the parent agency of Border Patrol, Customs and Border Protection (CBP). All of the Border Patrol agents who spoke with Breitbart Texas Managing Director Brandon Darby from all nine Southwest border sectors expressed feeling betrayed or otherwise hurt by Trump choosing a man who did so much damage to them to be their new boss.

Apr 05 09:21

McConnell Supports Senate Intelligence Committee Investigation of Susan Rice

Tuesday on Fox News Channel’s “The First 100 Days,” Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) told fill-in host Dana Perino that he backed the Senate Intelligence Committee conducting a query headed by Sens. Richard Burr (R-NC) and Mark Warner (D-VA) into former National Security Adviser Susan Rice’s handling of raw intelligence.

Rice in recent days has been in the spotlight amid reports she ordered the unmasking of American citizens’ identities in surveillance collected while she was the NSA. McConnell said it was his hope the Senate Intelligence Committee could make findings and offer a report created on a bipartisan basis.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

No chance. The Democrats will fight this every step of the way.

Apr 05 09:20

Exclusive–Rep. Thomas Massie: Susan Rice? ‘There Is Even More Than Is Being Revealed Right Now’

“You know? I think there is even more to this story than is being revealed right now,” said Massie, who is the only Republican to have voted against Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) at the beginning of this session of Congress. “For over three years, I have been offering legislation to fix this problem.”

Massie said he agrees with Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY), who told reporters Monday that Rice needs to be brought before Congress and asked questions under oath.

“Oh, I think we should, but if we express all this righteous indignation about these programs? We are obligated to fix these programs,” he said.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Or at least that is the theory!

Apr 05 09:12

US Envoy: Syrians Don’t Want Assad as Leader

Last week, US officials suggested what was seemingly a major policy change, insisting that the future of Syrian President Bashar Assad was up to the Syrian people, and that the US was accepting “reality” in moving away from demands for Assad’s ouster.

Today, US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley dialed that change back quite a bit, insisting that “Assad is always a priority,” and that the US wants to see him changed as a war criminal. She also dismissed the idea of Assad participating in future elections, insisting that the Syrians “don’t want” Assad anymore.

This may result in the US policy change being a distinction without a difference, as Secretary of State Rex Tillerson’s call to respect the will of the Syrian people doesn’t count for much if it is the Trump Administration themselves who get to decide what the Syrian people’s will is.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Another "fact-free assessment" of what the Syrian people want, paving the way to more war, and ultimate regime change.

I have to wonder just how quickly the Trump Administration will institute "no fly zones" in Syria, which will put the US and Russian military into a definite, physical clash.

Apr 05 09:02

The Latest: Russian says rebel-held town in Syria exposed

This photo provided Tuesday, April 4, 2017 by the Syrian anti-government activist group Edlib Media Center, which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, shows victims of a suspected chemical attack, in the town of Khan Sheikhoun, northern Idlib province, Syria. The suspected chemical attack killed dozens of people on Tuesday, Syrian opposition activists said, describing the attack as among the worst in the country's six-year civil war. Edlib Media Center, via AP)

The Latest on the suspected chemical attack in Syria (all times local):

4 a.m.

The Russian Defense Ministry says a rebel-held town in northern Syria has been exposed to toxic agents from a rebel arsenal hit by a Syrian air strike.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Rex, Rex, Rex Rex, Rex, REX!! A word here, please!!!

Are you having a very bad case of SMD on this issue (selective memory disorder)?!?

Do you not recall that at the end of 2013, Syria, under a deal brokered by Russia, Syria destroyed all of its chemical weapons?!?

Syria Destroys Chemical Sites, Inspectors Say

So sir, if Syria has no more chemical weapons, as they were destroyed toward the end of 2013, where did these chemical weapons come from, please?!?

All I am asking for here is a little logic, thank you very much!!

And how in the name of heaven can you be blaming Iran for this, as neither Russia nor Iran nor Syria bear any responsibility for this horrific act?!?

Apr 05 08:52

The Surveillance State Behind Russia-gate

Although many details are still hazy because of secrecy – and further befogged by politics – it appears House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes was informed last week about invasive electronic surveillance of senior U.S. government officials and, in turn, passed that information onto President Trump.

This news presents Trump with an unwelcome but unavoidable choice: confront those who have kept him in the dark about such rogue activities or live fearfully in their shadow. (The latter was the path chosen by President Obama. Will Trump choose the road less traveled?)

Apr 05 08:41

THE REAL RUSSIAGATE: OBAMA’S STASI STATE

Mike Whitney has written an excellent expose of the “Russiagate” cover story for Obama’s political use of national security to help his party oppose Republicans. http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/46775.htm

Covert surveillance of politicians on Obama’s Nixon-like “Enemies List” has been going on for many years, but is only now being unmasked as a result of the failure of Obama’s cover story–“We weren’t spying on political opponents; only on Russians to protect America.”

The presstitute media has passed on the cover story authored by former Obama-administration officials led by CIA director John Brennan, FBI director James Comey, the DNC, and Democratic Rep. Adam Schiff. The loose ends in this cover-up have now been so widely exposed as hearsay and political that only 13% of Republicans believe the fact-free story – but 67% of Democrats cling to it.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Now, the whole thing is unraveling, as Susan Rice has been named the "Unmasker in Chief" of this entire operation.

It will be interesting to see how she responds to a Congressional investigation to provide testimony under oath; I have to speculate if she will be off to an "undisclosed location", far ahead of any hearings, to a country with which the US does not have an extradition treaty.

Apr 05 08:16

Bribery: New Documents Show IRS Targeting Scandal Was More Expansive

New documents obtained by government watchdog group Judicial Watch show the IRS targeting scandal was more expansive than previously known and show IRS officials admitting the tactics used to hinder conservative groups were inappropriate. The documents, which total 695 pages, were previously withheld by the Obama administration from Congress and were not included in the Congressional investigation into IRS abuse.

Apr 05 07:53

GUNFIRE BREAKS OUT AS VENEZUELA NATIONAL GUARD CLASH WITH ANTI-MADURO PROTESTERS

Venezuela security forces on Tuesday clashed with anti-government protesters seeking, in part, to remove justices from the Supreme Court accused of unconstitutionally favoring the ruling party, while supporting lawmakers locked in a bitter dispute with the administration of President Nicolas Maduro and the Supreme Court.

Previously, the opposition-controlled National Assembly had called for the march ahead of a vote by lawmakers to remove members of the country’s top court, less than a week after judges attempted to seize the power of Congress. The protest was the most violent since hundreds of thousands flooded the capital last year demanding the embattled president’s ouster.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Unfortunately, this appears to be the beginning of close to a civil war, erupting in Venezuela, and I am concerned that we will not see the end of these demonstrations for some time to come, until the political direction of the country gets sorted.

Maduro's position as President becomes more untenable by the day, and it appears that declaring national elections, and quickly, is the only way to diffuse the situation here, but that does not appear to be happening.

Apr 05 07:48

As White Men Flee, Trump's Approval Rating Dips Again

This ole white boy wont vote for Trump again. He is a bigger liar than Obama if that is possible.

Some key supporters have begun to migrate away from Trump, notably Republicans, independents and white men. Trump's approval among Republicans dropped to just 74 percent, a 14-percentage-point tumble from last month, according to IBD/TIPP. His approval among independents fell 11 percentage points to 29 percent. Among white men, one of Trump's strongest demographic bases, his approval rating fell from 58 percent to 49 percent.

Apr 05 07:43

Most Americans unwilling to give up privacy to thwart attacks: Reuters/Ipsos poll

A majority of Americans are unwilling to share their personal emails, text messages, phone calls and records of online activity with U.S. counter-terrorism investigators - even to help foil terror plots, according to a Reuters/Ipsos opinion poll released on Tuesday.

The poll showed Americans were more reluctant to share personal information than when the poll last asked the question four years ago.

For instance, 75 percent of adults said they would not let investigators tap into their Internet activity to help the U.S. combat domestic terrorism. That's up from 67 percent who answered the same way in June 2013.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

OK, here's the deal for me; I am a church choir director for a Methodist faith community, deeply in love with her husband, and a Christian pacifist activist, who exhorts her government to resolve its geopolitical differences through hard-won moral negotiations with other countries rather than waging wars against them to achieve its geopolitical objectives.

What in the name of Sam Hill would surveilling me provide the US government, in terms of quelling terrorism?!? The short answer is, absolutely nothing!

But I do have a reasonable proposal regarding stopping terrorism against the US or any of its overseas assets.

First, have the US government fund programs which will give us alternative forms of energy which will fuel a tank, or an airplane.

Then, have the US military stop mucking about with other peoples' countries, expropriating resources to which this country has no moral right, insuring that the leadership of those countries is regime-changed to western-centric, and insuring that those resources are only sold in US dollars.

There, it's sorted!!

You're welcome!! :-)

Apr 05 07:43

Trump Reneges On Making Trade Deals Worker Friendly

By Stephen Lendman
4-4-17

In his first 10 weeks in office, he reneged on one promise after another.

Instead of draining the swamp, he filled it with neocon generals and billionaires.

He escalated ongoing wars, perhaps intends news ones, instead of curbing US interventionism as promised, along with prioritizing more US resources for long-neglected vital homeland needs.

His war on terror is phony like his predecessors, supporting what he claims to oppose, committing horrendous war crimes in multiple theaters.

He’s pro-war, pro-Wall Street, pro-Big Oil, pro-other corporate favorites, anti-beneficial social change, anti-protection of constitutional rights.

Apr 05 07:34

THE PENTAGON HAS NEVER BEEN AUDITED & TRILLIONS OF DOLLARS ARE UNACCOUNTED FOR. WHERE HAS IT GONE?

An audit refers to an official financial examination, to which every person, corporation, and government organization in the United States is subject. To be exempt from an audit or to not be audited on an annual basis is practically unheard of, even if a business makes a small amount of money. So, why doesn’t the Pentagon, the headquarters for the United States Department of Defense — which accounts for 54% of the U.S. government discretionary spending — get audited?

To be clear, this is illegal. Legislation that was passed in the early 90s states that all government agencies must be audited on an annual basis. The Pentagon has not been audited for the past 20 years, yet there have been no legal consequences. Instead, the U.S. government awards the Department of Defense with billions of dollars annually. Why does the Pentagon get special treatment from the U.S. government and what exactly is it hiding?

WHY THE PENTAGON IS LONG OVERDUE FOR AN AUDIT

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Upping the budget for a military institution which believes itself to be unaccountable for its spending, is really a very, very bad precedent, and must be stopped.

Apr 05 07:30

US SENATE BILL TARGETS RT & SPUTNIK AS ‘PROPAGANDA’

US Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-New Hampshire) claims RT and Sputnik are “designed to undermine our democracy” and even compared them to Nazi propaganda while promoting her bill, a reaction to alleged Russian hacking of the 2016 election.

Shaheen took to the Senate floor on Tuesday to promote her bill, entitled “Foreign Agents Registration Modernization and Enforcement Act,” which she says would provide the Justice Department with “new and necessary authority to investigate potential violations of the Foreign Agents Registration Act by RT America.”

Shaheen says her bill was written in response to Russia’s alleged meddling in the 2016 election and deliberately spreading false news stories that she related to Nazi propaganda.

The Senator claims RT has violated the Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA), which was passed “in response to concerns about Nazi propaganda being disseminated in the United States without people knowing what it was.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Senator Shaheen, a word, please.

How can thoughtful, insightful, fact-centric articles about what is going on in this country be "designed to undermine our democracy" (or rather, the vague illusion thereof, given the continuous, lead-booted autocracy of the American deep state)?!?

This bill is an insult to thinking Americans (and yes, there are still a few of us around, believe it or not!!)

We understand, completely, the degree to which the corporate presstitutes lie to the American people, to support various narratives the deep state wants us to believe.

We also understand that we can no longer believe anything the government tells us, because it, too, lies to further its agenda, usually having to do with fomenting more wars for corporate financial gain.

So until you make it illegal to read and/or link to either rt.com, or sputniknews.com, I will, thank you, continue to link to those articles I feel are relevant to our readers, and you cannot stop me.

But remember that little caveat that "politics is perception"?!?

Well, my dear Senator, this bill appears to be, and will be perceived by the American people, as desperation on the cusp of madness.

If you want to be perceived as becoming totally unhinged, and barking dog, foaming-at-the-mouth mad, please continue pursuing this bill, and making yourself look absolutely pathetic in the process.

Rather than blaming either rt.com or sputniknews.com for the institutional problems in this country which are tearing it apart, you and your colleagues need to work together to fix them.

Of course, that...would be logical.

Apr 05 07:12

TRUMP ADMINISTRATION PLANS ECONOMIC AND MILITARY OFFENSIVE AGAINST AFRICA

Trump has chosen retired US Air Force Colonel Rudolph Atallah to serve as Africa director on the National Security Council (NSC). Attalah was previously director of the US Special Operations Command Sub-Saharan Africa Orientation Course, which prepares US soldiers and government officials for deployment to the region. Trump’s leading choices to head the State Department’s Africa Bureau include Jeff Krill, the former vice president of Kosmos Energy, a company with substantial financial interests throughout West Africa, and retired US Army intelligence officer Charles Snyder.

During his first three months in office, Trump approved major expansions of the US Africa Command’s (AFRICOM) interventions in Somalia, Libya, Nigeria, and several other unnamed Central and West African countries.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Looks as though President Trump's "plan" for Africa is to keep the continent as subservient to Western economic needs as humanly possible.

Apr 05 07:05

CONNECTICUT LAWMAKERS VOTE TO GIVE POLICE DRONES WITH GUNS

Connecticut's legislature has managed to back into legalizing law enforcement use of weaponized drones. In writing a new drone law, lawmakers banned the use of weaponized drones, but made an exception for police. It's not a case of "Hey, let's give the cops weaponized drones!" as much as it is a case of not wanting law enforcement to be unable to have that option.

As for how police will or won't be able to deploy weaponized drones, that's still up in the air (I am so sorry):

Details on how law enforcement could use drones with weapons would be spelled out in new rules to be developed by the state Police Officer Standards and Training Council. Officers also would have to receive training before being allowed to use drones with weapons.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Remember, years ago, when I mentioned that extrajudicial assassinations, such as we were seeing in Afghanistan and Iraq, would be coming to a town near you?!?

That reality is here now, folks, with the authorization of the use of drones by police in many states in the US.

Apr 05 05:16

Massachusetts Marijuana Prohibition Continues

Medical marijuana in disarray amid recreational pot uncertainty

(*on 11/20/2016 legalized marijuana was voted into acceptance , in the commonwealth . The state's govorner , upon learning about the result of the vote , voiced his disdain for the bill .
What Massachusetts is expieriencing is a block to the will of the voters)

Apr 04 18:37

Donald Trump Russia probe: Congressman investigating alleged links says 'someone will end up in jail'

A Democratic Congressman whose committee is investigating alleged links between Donald Trump’s campaign and Russia has predicted that someone will “end up in jail” once the probe is completed.

Joaquin Castro, a member of the House Intelligence Committee, which is looking into Moscow’s alleged cyber-meddling in the 2016 election, declined to say which individuals may have been guilty of crimes.

However, speaking on CNN, he predicted that “when all is said and done some people will end up in jail”.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

SOMEONE, but not any of the people Congressman Joaquin Castro might have originally envisioned; as in, perhaps, Susan Rice, for her collusion in Obamagate?!?

My gut is telling me that if ANYONE winds up thrown under the proverbial bus, it will be Ms. Rice.

And I do have to wonder how she is going to handle the Congressional "invitation" to say what she knows about it under oath.

Apr 04 18:28

Intelligence Insider Who Simulated Financial War Games For Government: “What They’re Going To Do Is Lock Down The System… Close The Banks, Money Market Funds, Stock Exchanges”

There is only one reason the U.S. economy has thus far avoided a completely devastating collapse that threatens to end life in America as we have come to know it. According to former intelligence operative and author of Jim Rickards, it has everything to do with confidence. Slow but surely, however, that confidence is eroding and it is only a matter of time before the machinations and manipulations of central banks, governments and financial institutions lead to a total destabilization of the system.

And when that day finally comes – when credit markets lock up, stock markets crash, or the U.S. dollar collapses – Rickards, the author of The Road To Ruin: The Global Elites Secret Plan For The Next Financial Crisis, warns in a recent interview with Greg Hunter’s USA Watchdog that access to your assets will be heavily restricted.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is why you have to plan, NOW, to start working outside the financial grid, and not get stuck as an "unintended investor" whose assets are going to be used to fix the banks' collective woes.

Do not have a cent more in the bank than you need to pay your bills; if you need to, find a check cashing entity which will charge you for the transaction, and keep your assets as liquid as possible.

Apr 04 18:23

European Union Tells Hungary and Poland To Accept Mass Migration Or Leave

France and Germany, along with a host of up to 21 other countries, are set to demand Hungary and Poland either accept migrants under the quota system or leave the European Union (EU).

The two nations have ignored Brussels’ insistence that they take migrants presently residing in great numbers in Italy and Greece. Public opinion in Hungary and Poland is also strongly against being forced to accept thousands of migrants from non-European cultures.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I am not a betting woman, but I would almost be willing to bet what Hungary's and Poland's answer to the EU will be on this issue, and that would be,in Hungarian and Polish, somewhat of the equivalent of "You can stick your EU membership where the sun cannot shine!"

Apr 04 15:39

European Union Tells Hungary and Poland To Accept Mass Migration Or Leave

France and Germany, along with a host of up to 21 other countries, are set to demand Hungary and Poland either accept migrants under the quota system or leave the European Union (EU).

The two nations have ignored Brussels’ insistence that they take migrants presently residing in great numbers in Italy and Greece. Public opinion in Hungary and Poland is also strongly against being forced to accept thousands of migrants from non-European cultures.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I am not a betting woman, but I would almost be willing to bet what Hungary's and Poland's answer to the EU will be on this issue, and that would be,in Hungarian and Polish, somewhat of the equivalent of "You can stick your EU membership where the sun cannot shine!"

Apr 04 15:29

Julian Assange : Are parts of the CIA turning their coup plotting abilities on the White House?

Is the CIA plotting against President Donald Trump?

A handful of observers think so?

— and some of them are even cheering it on.

Apr 04 15:07

The Pouting and Shouting Left Is Just Being Itself

The glaring irony with all this is that it is liberals who are hateful and intolerant, authoritarian and lawless. They are the ones who represent a threat to our liberties — not Trump, Republicans or conservatives.

Apr 04 15:03

Fake News: CNN refuses to acknowledge Susan Rice controversy

Reports this week that Obama administration National Security Advisor Susan Rice may have had a hand in “unmasking” members of President Donald Trump’s campaign team in classified documents exploded this week. Despite the reports being taken seriously by members of Congress, multiple news outlets and the president, CNN says there’s nothing to report.

Apr 04 14:31

When Government Evil Triumphs, Freedom Falls

For too long now, the American people have been persuaded to barter their freedoms for phantom promises of security and, in the process, have rationalized turning a blind eye to all manner of government wrongdoing—asset forfeiture schemes, corruption, surveillance, endless wars, SWAT team raids, militarized police, profit-driven private prisons, and so on—because they were the so-called lesser of two evils. -- No matter how you rationalize it, the lesser of two evils is still evil.

Apr 04 12:18

Record Number Of Americans Are Renouncing Their Citizenship, And It’s Not Because Of Trump

These men and women aren’t running away in droves because of our new commander in chief. Instead, they are fleeing thanks to America’s bizarre tax laws.

Apr 04 12:11

Fresh evidence the Russia ‘scandal’ is a Team Obama operation

Rice certainly wasn’t politically naive about the political uses of intelligence information. She was, after all, the Obama official who famously made the rounds spouting the false “Our intel says it was about the video” line on the Benghazi attack back during the 2012 campaign.

Apr 04 12:07

College Is a Waste of Money

So I applaud the fact that all these colleges and universities are dead men walking, that they’re all going to go bankrupt. They are totally overrun and infested with cultural Marxists and progressives, militant leftists that are propagandizing kids with absolutely the wrong kind of values. It’s astonishing that parents are willing to pay even today’s prices to subject their kids to four years of indoctrination. So I’m glad that they’re all going bankrupt.

Apr 04 12:03

True or False: The 2016 Election Was an Undemocratic Process

The new process is an attempt to discredit Trump or to weaken his power, or to get him to resign, or to impeach him, or to thwart his program. This is a slow-motion coup d’état without military force. The model for this coup is Watergate, which used existing law, institutions, and pressures to achieve its result of getting Nixon to resign. The most important instigators of the anti-Trump coup are within the government, within intelligence agencies, but with important support arising in Congress. The launching of the coup had important help from Obama.

Apr 04 11:26

Pentagon - and Daesh - Target Iran

CENTCOM commander Army Gen. Joseph Votel channeled his full Dr. Strangelove in front of the US House Armed Services Committee this past Wednesday.

Iran 'Precedent' for Middle East Countries 'Imposing Sanctions Against US'
"We need to look at opportunities where we can disrupt [Iran] through military means or other means."

As Orwellian as our times may be, this still ranks as a declaration of war. With the inbuilt consequence of smashing to bits the UN nuclear deal struck with Iran in the summer of 2015.

The easy way out would be to characterize this juvenile mobster-style outburst as brought to you by the House of Saud petrodollar fund.

Or to be reminded that Joseph Strangelove was addressing the very same crowd who despite acronym-laden 17 multibillion dollar intel agencies telling them over and over, via National Intelligence assessments, that Iran did not have, and was not planning to have, nuclear weapons, still mightily denounced Iran's "nuclear threat."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Absoflippinglutely unbelievable!!!

According to the IAEA, which has been inspecting Iran's nuclear facilities, as of March of this year, they have been abiding by the terms of the P5+1 deal.

Iran abiding by the P5 +1 deal, one year on.

And in terms of Putin meeting Rouhani, Putin chose the venue for his meeting with Rouhani very carefully; the place of this meeting, one of the most beautiful palaces in Moscow, was to send a very public message.

Images: Grand Kremlin Palace

Any attack against Iran will be construed as an attack against Russia.

And any jihadis attempting to destabilize Iran will meet the same fate as did those in Syria, who got killed and clobbered by a combination of Syrian/Russian military might.

Apr 04 10:52

New Cold War Lines Are Being Fortified: There Are Interests Behind The Throne That Are Not Controlled By The Trump Administration

For those of you who have completely fallen in line with the thought that President Trump is the panacea to all our problems, it’s advisable that you rethink that stance. Firstly, there are interests behind the throne that are neither controlled by nor parallel to the interests of the administration. Secondly, the “transition period” is not over. It is far from over, and the lines that are developing…both of intra and inter-party dissension domestically…and the “Second Cold War” lines throughout the world…have materialized. They are beginning to solidify, and they are becoming fortified.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

What I am seeing, looking at the world situation, is very much like that archetypal dream of witnessing a slow-motion train wreck which one is incapable of stopping, despite one's best efforts.

So the best advice I can give our readers and radio listeners is, please don't panic: plan.

This means having long-term, storable food and water with you; extra medications for yourselves and your pets; and having a bug-out kit, and plans about how to get yourself away from mass areas of panic or hurt, should it come to that.

You also need to find a way of protecting yourself and your family with which you are comfortable, because if people even suspect that you are prepping, they will want to tear down your door, and loot your supplies from you in a heartbeat.

Find like-minded friends in your community with whom you can work, and barter.

A really excellent prepper newsletter comes from a very sage lady by the name of Daisy Luther, and you will get tips for prepping, and yes, a little advertising as well. But if you are new to the concept, what she has to say can be invaluable.

Mike sees only two possible, ultimate outcomes from all that is going on; either a world war, or a complete collapse of the US economy, and a collapse of the Federal government, none of which would be pleasant scenarios through which to have to survive.

But looking at the magnitude of what is going on, survival will be the name of the game, and most probably in relatively short order.

Apr 04 09:58

US War Strategy: Destroy, Partition, Occupy and Control

Since the 1990s rape of Yugoslavia, US wars were waged to replace independent governments with pro-Western puppet ones.

Strategy involves destroying, partitioning, occupying and controlling one country after another.

Camp Bondsteel in Kosovo is America’s largest European military base since the Vietnam War era – established for regional control, US bases in other war theaters for the same purpose.

Washington intends a permanent military presence in all its war theaters. The Brookings Institution’s policy paper laid out a strategy for Syria, applicable for other nations America attacked, titled “Deconstructing Syria: Towards a regionalized strategy for a confederated country.”

It’s a diabolical destroy, divide, partly occupy and control scheme – unknown to the public, unexplained by media.

Other countries America attacked face the same possible diabolical fate, part of a grand plan to redraw the Middle East, North Africa and Central Asia maps.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

And BTW, have you heard that the US military has annexed a couple of islands which used to be part of Yemen and Oman, before the "Coalition" war against Yemen?!?

As reported on 28 January, 2012 from abovetopsecret.com (originally from Debka.com):

While quietly casting lines to draw Tehran into talks on their nuclear dispute, President Barack Obama is reported exclusively by DEBKA-Net-Weekly’s military and Washington sources to have secretly ordered US air, naval and marine forces to build up heavy concentrations on two strategic islands – Socotra, which is part of a Yemeni archipelago in the Indian Ocean, and the Omani island of Masirah at the southern exit of the Strait of Hormuz.

And as elaborated upon in beforeitsnews.com, on 31 January, 2012:

While quietly casting lines to draw Tehran into talks on their nuclear dispute, President Barack Obama is reported exclusively by DEBKA-Net-Weekly’s military and Washington sources to have secretly ordered US air, naval and marine forces to build up heavy concentrations on two strategic islands – Socotra, which is part of a Yemeni archipelago in the Indian Ocean, and the Omani island of Masirah at the southern exit of the Strait of Hormuz. Socotra is situated 80 kilometers east of the Horn of Africa and 380 kilometers southeast of the Yemeni coastline. It lies athwart the Red Sea and the Gulf of Aden. A military base there is in a position to oversee the shipping moving in and out of those strategic naval waterways. Lushly verdant, Socotra is approximately 120 kilometers long by 40 kilometers wide. Its population of 55,000 has its own distinct language and culture. Since 2010, the US has been quietly building giant air force and naval bases on Socotra with facilities for submarines, intelligence command centers and take-off pads for flying stealth drones, as part of a linked chain of strategic US military facilities in the Indian Ocean and Persian Gulf. The Socotra facilities are so secret that they are never mentioned in any catalogue listing US military facilities in this part of the world, which include Jebel Ali and Al Dahfra in the United Arab Emirates; Arifjan in Kuwait; and Al Udeid in Qatar – all within short flying distances from Iran….

Apr 04 09:35

Iceland's Jailed Bankers Are Back, Demanding They Were Crisis Scapegoats

In the aftermath of the 2008 financial crisis, one country stood out: Iceland was the one nation in the world which not only let its banks fail, but convicted the bankers responsible for the collapse of the country's financial system (incidentally, since then Iceland has been one of the world's economic success stories, with the economy growing over 7% last year). Now, nearly a decade later, Iceland’s ex-bankers, once reviled as symbols of crony and rogue capitalism, say they were scapegoats: and having been "improperly" jailed for their roles in the 2008 financial crisis, they’re now taking their cases to the European Court of Human Rights.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"You are not ALLOWED to jail a banker!!!!" -- Das FED

Apr 04 09:33

Bahraini king grants military courts right to try civilians

Bahrain’s King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifah has granted the country’s military tribunals the right to try civilians, initiating yet another wave of crackdown against the opposition in the island country.

Apr 04 09:32

Computer Logs Left Behind Show Rice’s Interest in Gathering Intelligence on Trump --- Accelerated AFTER Election

The Democrats were in shock after Trump won the election. It appears that they were scrambling to get as much information on Trump’s transition team as possible

Apr 04 08:46

White House Meeting With Egypt’s Tyrant Highlights Key Trump Effect: Unmasking U.S. Policy

Krugman believes — or at least wants his Democratic followers to believe — that supporting and praising savage despotism in Egypt is a new development that only happens in “Trump’s America.” The Washington Post’s neoconservative columnist Jackson Diehl this morning encouraged Post readers to believe in the same fairy tale, complaining in his column about the “ugly scene” of a “love-in” between Trump and “the most repressive dictator in Egypt’s modern history.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I thoroughly detest the American Deep State's policy, when it comes to supporting dictators, of "Yeah, he's a thug; but he's OUR thug", when it comes to human rights abuses around the world.

And the late President John Kennedy said it best: "When peaceful revolution is impossible, violent revolution is inevitable."

It is the kind of foreign policy which ultimately winds up with the people of a country, ultimately, getting fed up with a government which doesn't represent them, represses them, and then there is a revolution, as there was against the Shah in Iran, and Batista in Cuba, and may well be coming to places like Bahrain, (for which President Trump just signed off on a significant US weapons delivery) where the brutal Sunni Al-Khalifa monarchy consistently tortures peaceful Shiite protestors into false confessions, and has a kangaroo court convicting them of crimes they did not commit.

Oh, and by the way; civilians in Bahrain can now be tried by military courts for "threatening the security of the state".

Bahrain approves of military trials for civilians

Such a foreign policy is ham-fistedly, pig headedly counter-productive, and needs to stop!!

Apr 04 08:31

How Netanyahu’s dirty tricks squad targets boycotts

Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu addressed cohorts of Israel loyalists in the United States by video link last week at the annual conference of Aipac, the American-Israel Public Affairs Committee. They should, he said, follow his government’s example and defend Israel on the "moral battlefield" against the growing threat of the international boycott divestment and sanctions (BDS) movement. In Mr Netanyahu’s simple-minded language, support for Palestinian rights, and opposition to the settlements, is equivalent to "delegitimisation" of Israel.

The current obsession with BDS reflects a changing political environment for Israel.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Unfortunately, BDS is the only language Tel Aviv understands, in terms of its stopping of the continued persecution/punishment of the Palestinian people, just because they are still breathing.

Other approaches have been tried, but none of them have been successful.

Netanyahu, despite his bellicose, hubristic belligerence, fully comprehends that a really bad economic situation in Israel, created through BDS, may be the ticket to get him out of office, and permanently.

And I would like to politely suggest that at this point in his premiership, he has absolutely outlived his usefulness to the Israeli people, both domestically and internationally.

Apr 04 08:17

Former US Attorney: Susan Rice Ordered Spy Agencies To Produce ‘Detailed Spreadsheets’ Involving Trump

Former President Barack Obama’s national security adviser Susan Rice ordered U.S. spy agencies to produce “detailed spreadsheets” of legal phone calls involving Donald Trump and his aides when he was running for president, according to former U.S. Attorney Joseph diGenova.

“What was produced by the intelligence community at the request of Ms. Rice were detailed spreadsheets of intercepted phone calls with unmasked Trump associates in perfectly legal conversations with individuals,” diGenova told The Daily Caller News Foundation Investigative Group Monday.

“The overheard conversations involved no illegal activity by anybody of the Trump associates, or anyone they were speaking with,” diGenova said. “In short, the only apparent illegal activity was the unmasking of the people in the calls.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

And what should happen now?!?

Rice should be subpoenaed; and provide testimony under oath to the Congressional Intelligence Committee, in open session, available for public consumption.

Apr 04 08:14

11 Weeks in Prison, 20 Years to Go for Peaceful Amish Father of 12 — Sam Girod Update…

Sam Girod is a peaceful Amish farmer from Kentucky who made and sold homemade salves, the type that anyone could make in their kitchen. These salves have never hurt anyone (did I mention, NO ONE?), and his “crime”? Rape? Murder? Drug dealing? Nope, not even close. His crime was mislabeling his homemade “product”, according to the FDA. So he changed the label. They said it wasn't good enough. He changed it again. Years later they came after him again. Then he missed a court hearing that he didn't even realize he was supposed to attend. It went from bad to worse from there…

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"How DARE you compete with major corporations by making your own products!!!!!"

Apr 04 08:09

REPORT: TRUMP WAS SPIED ON FOR UP TO A YEAR BEFORE INAUGURATION, SUSAN RICE IMPLICATED IN UNMASKING

Ok, it was a crazy weekend with lots of things sensitive to national security taking place. Let's get you up to speed.

The fake news main stream media is ignoring the real scandal, which is the unmasking of Trump during 'incidental' surveillance by our intelliegence agencies. When Chairman Nunes came out and told you that some very troubling surveillance had been taking place against Trump, which was not related to national security, the DNC controlled media tied themselves into little pretzels of rage because it validated what Trump was saying all along -- that he'd been 'wiretapped.'

What happened next is lunacy prevailed inside the democratic party, amplified by the media. Instead of investigating who ordered the unmasking of Trump and who leaked this information, the media wanted to know who told Nunes. You can't make this stuff up. Ignore the crime, go after the whistleblower.

But now the pieces are beginning to fall into place.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Susan Rice must be compelled to say what she knows about this through a subpoena, and under oath, to a Congressional Investigating Committee.

Apr 04 08:02

HOW A PRIVATE PRISON COMPANY USED DETAINED IMMIGRANTS FOR FREE LABOR

GEO incarcerates more immigrants (and receives more public money to do so) than any other detention center operator, according to an analysis by the anti-detention group CIVIC. And its business detaining immigrants for ICE is only expected to grow "with this increased and expanded approach to border security," CEO George Zoley said in a February earnings call.

According to the lawsuit, there were two ways GEO cashed in on cheap labor from detainees. There was the facility's sanitation policy, under which detainees like Ortiz were required to work as janitors without pay. If they didn't, they risked being punished with solitary confinement, according to GEO's local detainee handbook. Detainees could also apply for a job in Aurora's voluntary work program, which paid them exactly $1 a day to keep the facility running.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Any way you look at this, it is slave labor.

These people should have been repatriated, and the country of origin charged for their housing and services, while they were illegally in the US.

Apr 04 07:57

US to train kids to handle fake news

A story which promising you something “the media” does not want you to know is almost certainly fake.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

You know, like the fact that Saddam didn't really have nukes!

Apr 03 17:32

New Cold War Lines Are Being Fortified: There Are Interests Behind The Throne That Are Not Controlled By The Trump Administration

As time passes, the fickle populace begins to turn their back on the President. Their attention spans are less than the gnat’s, and the clock is ticking. It is hard to determine who is doing more damage to the President’s standing: The Democrats or the Republicans.

Apr 03 16:42

College Students Penalized for Offensive Words (Such as “he.”)

Many universities are already advising students and staff not to use ‘gender-offensive’ terms such as ‘he’ or ‘she’ to describe people that could be either male or female. And terms such as ‘mankind’, ‘manpower’ and ‘man-made’ are frowned upon by academics if used in essays. But now the school of social science at the University of Hull has gone one step further by threatening to deduct marks from students for using such phrases.

Apr 03 16:19

Economists: All the bubbles are ready to bust

Whether Trump is a willing participant or an unwitting scapegoat doesn’t much matter. It’s simply important to remember that before he became president, Trump was known as one of the world’s greatest salesmen. If you think about it, it was a whole bunch of other really convincing salesmen who got us into this mess. So it stands to reason that only those of us who learn to read between the lines of a tremendous pitch are going to make it out with our skin.

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