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Jun 01 10:18

SOROS: THE EUROPEAN UNION IS NOW IN AN "EXISTENTIAL CRISIS" AND TRUMP'S AMERICA IS A "HOSTILE POWER"

Commenting on the current state of the European experiment, George Soros warned the European Union has plunged it into an existential crisis as a result of "dysfunctional" institutions and austerity mandates, and will require the bloc to reinvent itself to survive. Speaking at the Brussels Economic Forum, the billionaire investor said the EU had "lost its momentum" as he urged policymakers to abandon hopes of "ever closer union" driven by a top-down approach from Brussels, a statement which will likely displease Germany.

"The European Union is now in an existential crisis," Soros told a Brussels audience. "Most Europeans of my generation were supporters of further integration. Subsequent generations came to regard the EU as an enemy that deprives them of a secure and promising future."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Mr. Soros, a word, please; the concept of the European Union, and the reality of what it has become, are two completely different creatures.

The entire concept of a European Union was doomed from the start, and the uber-administrators in Brussels, writing the rules, have little or no understanding of what their dictates are doing to murder businesses (except for the too big to fail banks)

There is no democratic voting on EU regulations, which makes the EU a completely dictatorial in all but name.

Any "reinvention" of the EU will have to have complete accountability to the countries which choose to take part in it, period, end of discussion; unfortunately, however, it may be too late in the game for this to get accomplished.

Jun 01 10:09

NATO LAUNCHES ITS OWN OPERATION IN THE MIDDLE EAST

The recent NATO summit took a decision to formally become a member of the US-led coalition fighting the Islamic State (IS), in addition to its training mission in Iraq.

Despite all the speeches ringing alarm bells about the deadly threat coming from the IS – the mortal enemy of the West that vowed to fight it till it exists – the bloc’s combat ready forces are deploying…against Russia in the Eastern Europe! As a result, the alliance has seen no need to counter the IS plans to create a caliphate. It stubbornly turns a blind eye on the peril coming from the South.

Migrant flows are flooding the territories of European alliance members, terrorist acts are committed to kill citizens of the NATO member states, US and Turkish military are fighting the extremists on the ground but the bloc largely limits itself to words of condemnation while demonizing Russia – the country which says it does not want to provoke confrontation and calls for a dialogue!

Webmaster's Commentary: 

It has become painfully clear, that the obvious intent of this military intervention, is regime change in Syria.

And the question must be asked; how long before NATO and US forces are in direct conflict with Russia over Syria?!?

And the way I see it, the short answer is, not long.

Jun 01 10:01

Group Sues Mayor, Police, For Details Of Seth Rich Murder Investigation

An independent group investigating the July 2016 murder of Democratic National Committee staffer Seth Rich is suing the Washington, D.C., Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) and Democratic Mayor Muriel Bowser for information connected to the murder investigation.

The Profiling Project filed the lawsuit in D.C. Superior Court Wednesday morning, asserting that MPD has mismanaged the murder investigation. The group said that MPD’s stonewalling is unjustified.

“The release of this crucial material will help bring peace to the victim’s family, and it will help to either confirm or refute the various theories that swirl about this important murder case,” Washington, D.C. lobbyist and attorney Jack Burkman, who is leading The Profiling Project, asserted in court documents obtained by The Daily Caller News Foundation (TheDCNF).

Webmaster's Commentary: 

To the Clintonistas; the assassination of Seth Rich, who was leaking info to Wikileaks, and you wanted to get rid of, as a message to others not to do so, will not "go gentle into that good night", as you had planned.

The truth will out, one way or the other.

Jun 01 09:29

SECRETIVE BILDERBERG GROUP TO TALK RUSSIA, TRUMP & ‘WAR ON INFORMATION’

This year’s event marks the 65th meeting of the infamously-secretive group which has met every year since 1954. Denis Healey, Joseph Retinger, David Rockefeller and Prince Bernhard of the Netherlands were the group’s founders.

The group says the conference is “designed to foster dialogue between Europe and North America.” Each year it’s attended by people from the fields of politics, industry, finance, media and academia. About two thirds of the participants come from Europe and the rest from North America.

As well of some of Trump’s top brass, other attendees this year include Secretary General of NATO, Jens Stoltenberg, Republican senators Tom Cotton and Lindsey Graham, and Chinese Ambassador to the US Cui Tiankai.

Editors, and chief commentators, from several world famous publications including Bloomberg, The Economist, The Financial Times, The Wall Street Journal, Italian newspaper Corriere della Sera and the London Evening Standard will also be in attendance.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

These meetings are about three things; control (financial and informational); wealth building; and war.

And when Karl Marx made the observation that all wars are economic in origin, the man was not far from the truth at all.

Jun 01 08:53

Damning legislation would give corporations the power to forcibly vaccinate you and collect your DNA records

A new bill, H.R. 1313, moving through Congress would allow companies to require employees to undergo genetic testing and enroll in a mandatory vaccine program or risk losing their job. Today, laws including the 2008 Genetic Privacy and Nondiscrimination Act (known as GINA) prohibits giving employers such power over their employees.

If we let Republican Congresswoman Virginia Foxx, who introduced this new legislation, have her way, employees will be stripped of all their privacy rights. Furthermore, H.R. 1313, also called the “Preserving Employee Wellness Programs Act,” will give power to employers to hire or fire people based on the provided health information.

Jun 01 07:43

POLICE STATE: CHILDREN NOW FACE FINES & ARREST IF THEY DON’T GET A PERMIT TO MOW GRASS FOR MONEY

In the Land of the Free, it is now illegal to mow grass from extra money during the summer time, unless you pay the right state official for the privilege of working. These permit requirements are ultimately enforced through the power of police and fines.

Jun 01 07:26

CIA ASSET TURNED AMERICAN ENEMY, MANUEL NORIEGA, DEAD AT 83

News reports on the recent death of dictator Manuel Noriega have largely ignored the U.S.’ invasion of his country after he ceased to be “useful.” The 1989 invasion resulted in countless civilian deaths and helped cement the U.S.’ reputation as an oppressive force in Latin America.

Jun 01 07:17

Russia confirms commitment to Paris climate change agreement amid fears of US pullout

If Putin believes in so called climate change,then he is just another NWO hack!

Russia sees no alternative to the 2015 Paris agreement on climate change, the Kremlin said amid expectations that the US may withdraw from the key emission-reduction accord.

“President Vladimir Putin signed this convention when he was in Paris. Russia attaches great significance to it,” Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told the media on Thursday. “At the same time, it goes without saying that the effectiveness of this convention is likely to be reduced without its key participants.”

He added that at the moment “there is no alternative to” the Paris convention.

May 31 16:21

The only definition of ‘covfefe’ you need to know

COVFEFE- a condition which arises when members of the mainstream press have their heads so far up their own asses, they can’t differentiate between an actual controversy and a manufactured political scandal. Journalists suffering the condition may exhibit symptoms, such as: publishing stories based entirely on unverifiable sources, expressing shock over the results of elections they called prior to poll closure, increasingly rapid oscillation between screams of “racism” and “sexism” in reports that are often about nothing at all, and calling any information with which they disagree “fake.” Resulting complications include total loss of press credibility and the erosion of the 1st Amendment.

May 31 16:12

“I Was The Victim”: Hillary Blames The NYT, The DNC, “Russian Agents,” High Expectations, Comey And WikiLeaks

Of course, in all of her rambling, Hillary never offered up a viable conclusion on why “Russian hackers” were only able to sway voters in Wisconsin, Michigan, Ohio and Pennsylvania but not in places like Virginia, Nevada, New Mexico and Colorado, states where anti-Russian tinfoil must be impervious.

May 31 15:31

Democrat operative David Brock’s chat shows NSA surveillance used to identify and disable online Trump supporters

Panicking that Hillary had lost the debate (“we’re losing 100%”; “Trump made her look like a girl.”), and recognizing that Trump’s supporters are “enthusiastic” and “organized,” Brock et al. vowed they “have to stop the bleeding” and must “hit back hard” with new methods because “the usual means” of online trolling (“disruption scripts” and “down-voting”) “isn’t working” and because Trump supporters are sub-human “deplorables”.

May 31 14:25

Dillinger not killed by FBI! Fact: Hoover coverup!

My Answer Man received a question asking if crime expert Jay Robert Nash still holds the theory that John Dillinger was not killed by the FBI in front of the Biograph Theater on July 24, 1934. He does. Nash informs me he stands behind his two books on the subject, and may have met the real Dillinger many years later. RE

by Jay Robert Nash

Will there never be an end to this? Probably not, since the FBI (and no one else) has ever refuted the FACTS (far beyond my theory) I presented in several books about the shooting at the Biograph Theater on July 22, 1934.

May 31 12:50

Saudi Arabia to Behead 23-year-Old Deaf, Blind Man Who Took Part In A Protest

Saudi Arabia is to behead a deaf and visually impaired man to death for taking part in a protest, it has emerged.

Disabled Munir Adam, 23, was arrested in the wake of political demonstrations in the Shia dominated east of the Kingdom in 2012.

A court in Saudi Arabia has upheld his death sentence and Adam has just one appeal left before the King signs an execution warrant.

Adam was arrested for violent acts at a protest and accused of 'sending texts', according to Reprieve.

May 31 10:00

What Are the Best Cannabis Strains for Pain?

One of the most common applications for medical marijuana is pain, whether it’s inflammation, headaches, neuropathic pain, muscle soreness, spinal injury, fibromyalgia, or cramps. Patients have seen varying degrees of success with cannabis in treating various pain-related ailments, depending on the type of pain, the intensity, and the individual’s own physiology.

This guide is informed both by user-submitted strain reviews and chemical profile data, as certain cannabinoids and terpenes are known to have areas of specialization such as pain.

May 31 08:33

EGYPT BLOCKS FINANCIAL NEWSPAPER WEBSITE, WIDENING MEDIA BLACKOUT

Egypt has blocked the website of one of its most prominent financial newspapers, the paper's owner said on Sunday, expanding a media blackout initiated last week to curb what authorities called support for terrorism and fake news. Egypt blocked access to a number of news websites including Al-Jazeera and Huffington Post Arabic on Wednesday after similar actions by its Gulf allies Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.

May 31 08:05

Daesh and the West's Solid Stench of Death

Whenever the West's formidable military machine adds to its tragic litany of "collateral damage" – in Libya, Yemen, Somalia, the tribal areas in Pakistan – silence reigns. No Muslim full names on front pages.

Whenever NATO-GCC proxies add to their own tragic litany of premeditated massacres – across Syria, across Iraq – the perpetrators are excused because they're "our," "moderate" rebels and freedom fighters.

This inexorable, perverse, logic won't be altered. Now with a twist, because President Trump has explained to a startled world, via his Islamophobe speechwriter Stephen Miller, it's all Iran's fault.

Trump professed his faith while swearing over a glowing orb nestled in Riyadh, the alma mater of all forms of Wahhabi or Salafi-jihadi terror.

May 30 15:20

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May 30 12:50

CONFIRMED: Obama illegally spied on Americans… no one in the media calls for any investigation at all

The Fourth Amendment of the United States Constitution states that the people have a right to be “secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures.” It was originally included in the Bill of Rights because at the time of the amendment’s ratification, the Founding Fathers were extremely fearful of the rise of tyranny in the new world. Warrantless searches and seizures were common under the rule of the king, and the framers included language about privacy protection in the Constitution to ensure that the same practice didn’t continue. Sadly, over two centuries of progressivism and corruption within the federal government has made the Fourth Amendment all but irrelevant.

May 30 12:00

Thursday marks the first test of Donald Trump's ‘ultimate deal’

A decision by Donald Trump this Thursday could prove fateful for the immediate future of Jerusalem, the wider Israeli-Palestinian conflict and the region.

He must decide whether to renew a presidential waiver, signed by his predecessor, Barack Obama, that expires on June 1. The six-month waiver delays implementing a law passed by Congress in 1995 that requires the US to recognise occupied Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and relocate its embassy there from Tel Aviv.

It is a law every president for the past 22 years has baulked at. It would pre-empt the Oslo accords and negate Washington’s assumed role as "honest broker". Carrying out Congress’s wish would deny the Palestinians East Jerusalem, the only credible capital of a future Palestinian state.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Unfortunately, were I a betting person, I would bet that President Trump will sign off on this law, and not defer its passage.

And should this bill be signed by President Trump,it will be a miserable knife in the ribs to Palestinians' efforts to create a viable state, and will demonstrate the pathological inability of the US government to be an honest broker of peace in the region.

Within Israel, Gaza, and the West Bank, we may well see catastrophic violence ensue, from the signing of this bill.

I hope and pray that President Trump signs another 6 month waiver, but after his obvious bromance with Netanyahu on this first international trip, I frankly doubt it.

May 30 11:49

Is Trump Deliberately Having ISIS Relatives Killed?

Over the course of the past week, US warplanes have repeatedly targeted the town of Mayadeen, in the ISIS-held part of Syria. The casualties have been overwhelmingly civilian in nature, and many reports suggest those civilians were mostly relatives of ISIS fighters.

This would just be another round of US warplanes killing a hundred-plus civilians in their air war, except that during the presidential campaign, President Trump very publicly advocated adopting a US military strategy of deliberately killing civilian relatives of ISIS members, insisting that was the only way to deter ISIS.

Put these two facts together and you’ve got a recipe for a potentially explosive question: is President Trump implementing this policy within the Pentagon, and is that the reason the death toll among civilian family members of ISIS fighters has soared in recent days?

Webmaster's Commentary: 

If, in fact, this has been secretly implemented as policy, I would imagine that translates to the assassinations of infants, children, women, and the medically fragile elderly, right?!?

If so, this very much reminds me of a statement which came from the Vietnam war, which was, "We had to destroy the city to save it."

May 30 11:38

Sean Hannity In Crosshairs For Speaking Truth About Seth Rich

Fox News host Sean Hannity began losing advertisers amid heightened controversy surrounding his decision to draw attention to the death of DNC staffer Seth Rich. Hannity first raised concerns about Seth Rich and WikiLeaks back in August of 2016.

However, in recent weeks, Hannity has repeatedly pushed the claim that Rich was not the victim of a botched robbery, as authorities suspect, but rather that he was killed for providing WikiLeaks with internal DNC emails.

May 30 11:20

WHITE HOUSE SLAMS "FALSE & UNVERIFIABLE" CNN CLAIMS OF INTERCEPTED RUSSIAN TRUMP THREATS

Seemingly dredging up old 'fake' news as new bombshells, CNN reports that Russian government officials reportedly talked about having possibly "derogatory" information about President Trump and some of his top aides during the 2016 presidential race.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This appears to be desperation on the cusp of madness, courtesy of the Clinton Non-news Network.

May 30 11:08

DNC LAWSUIT EXPOSES CORRUPTION, DATA BREACHES, RAISES QUESTIONS ABOUT DEATH OF SHAWN LUCAS

In June of last year, attorneys Jared Beck and Elizabeth Beck of law firm Beck and Lee filed a class action law suit against the DNC and former chairwomen Debbie Wasserman Schultz. The suit claims that the DNC acted against its charter when it showed demonstrable favoritism towards Hillary Clinton in the Democratic primary, and failed to secure the data of DNC donors. The suit could have massive significance for the Democratic Party and could have an even wider impact if the origin of the DNC leaks are disclosed in the proceedings.

Attorney Elizabeth Beck described the lawsuit to US Uncut:“We think that the DNC has been running absolutely out of control and completely disregarding their responsibilities, rights, and duties to the public.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is a thoroughly stunning and hubristic statement indeed; it demonstrates, incontrovertibly, that DNC officials believed that they should absolutely have the power to create the candidate of their choice, rather than actually allow the people to vote for the candidate they felt would best address their needs and concerns.

So the bottom line here is, the DNC leadership thought it was completely OK to prevent Sanders from becoming their candidate in 2016, and by any means necessary.

May 30 11:00

Google, Facebook Are Super Upset They May No Longer Be Able To Sell Your Internet Data Without PermissionERIC LIEBERMAN

Google and Facebook are actively trying to stop a proposed law that would force them to acquire consent from users before collecting their personal information.

The “Browser Act,” introduced May 18 by Republican Rep. Marsha Blackburn of Tennessee, mandates that people must explicitly give permission to internet service providers (ISPs) and websites wanting to use their browsing history and other data for business purposes.

“I think it is necessary to get our consumers the strongest toolbox possible to allow them to control their virtual presence,” Blackburn told The Daily Caller News Foundation (TheDCNF) in an interview. “Individuals in the physical world have the opportunity to hold personal information private and they should have that same opportunity in the virtual space.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is a logical, common-sense approach to the issues of information sharing; I hope it becomes law.

May 30 10:58

TRUMP PLANS TO REVERSE OBAMA’S CUBA POLICIES

New reports out of the Daily Caller suggest that President Trump is planning to soon make an announcement that he is reversing all of President Obama’s moves to reopen US-Cuba relations, which saw a reestablishment of diplomatic ties, a slight loosening of business restrictions, and even talked about permission to allow Americans to visit the island nation.

President Trump has been of two minds on this issue, as in 2015 he said he saw nothing wrong with the US opening Cuba, but during last year’s campaign he repeatedly threatened to terminate all of Obama’s deals on the island, claiming he was as hostile to Cuba trade as Sen. Marco Rubio (R – FL).

And it appears Rubio, along with some other politicians who have made their career at least in part on being anti-Cuba, who have gotten Trump’s ear on the matter, and under heavy pressure from them Trump appear to be planning to knuckle under and close down contact with the island.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

President Trump, a word please; I would like to remind you that the US, which had once been at war with Vietnam, is now one of its trading partners.

The US government has never technically been at war with Cuba; it just could't forgive or forget that Cuba threw out its puppet, Batista, when Castro took power.

Perhaps, now might be the time to forgive and forget, and institute a policy of peace, trade, and travel?!? That...would be both logical, and very presidential, sir.

May 30 10:52

INTELLIGENCE COMMUNITY LEAKS ARE NORMALIZING DOMESTIC SURVEILLANCE ABUSES

It's the normal state of things, but familiarity makes it no less enjoyable to observe: power changes hands in the White House and suddenly everything the previous president authorized with the support of his followers becomes a dangerous weapon in the hands of the new guy. The only surprising thing is the cycle never ends.

As has been noted here, longtime fans of government surveillance under Obama were suddenly deeply concerned about Trump's command of the nation's spycraft. Then there were all those Republicans who helped assemble the surveillance machinery in the wake of the 9/11 attacks, expressing their displeasure with the FBI, NSA, and others using powers they'd granted them. Domestic surveillance is fine, they argued. Years later, it's NIMBY but for recently-elected presidents.

May 30 10:49

FRANCE PREPARES PRO-AL-QAEDA INTERVENTION IN SYRIA

AFP pushes a nice story about al-Qaeda ruled Idleb, Macron sets the stage for a fake "red line" chemical attack plot and then meets the Saudi financed opposition to implement it:

The unannounced meeting with Riad Hijab and a broader delegation from the Riyadh-based High Negotiations Committee (HNC), which includes political and armed groups, came as Macron seeks to review French policy on the six-year civil war.
"The president spoke of his personal commitment to the Syria dossier and of his support for the Syrian opposition in view of a political transition," his office said in a statement.

The HNC "armed groups" are allied with al-Qaeda.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The question is, how is Marcon's French military going to get away with a false flag chemical attack, as the "justification" for a bombing campaign to aid Al-Qaeda, when the Russian and Syrian troops know this is coming?!?

May 30 10:44

SHIFTING THE BLAME: HOW US MADE IRAN RESPONSIBLE FOR 9/11

The official U.S. government line is that Iran is the main country responsible for the 9/11 attacks in America. On 9 March 2016, a U.S. civil court ruled that Iran must pay to some victims of the 9/11 attacks $10.5 billion in fines, and the Obama Administration had no comment, so the U.S. press ignored the verdict almost totally. But this verdict was the only official U.S. court ruling thus far about state-sponsorship of the 9/11 attacks, 16 years after the event. It was therefore huge news on 9 March 2016 — it created a precedent, for the U.S. government to allege that Iran had caused the 9/11 attacks and is consequently ‘the number one terrorist state’ (as Israelis have long claimed). But it received very little coverage at the time.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The concept, of Iran being responsible for 9/11, is absolutely ludicrous, with utterly not a shred of evidence for this having happened.

Had such a thing really happened, and particularly during the Bush administration, and they truly believed Iran was the culprit, Tehran, and the rest of the country, would have been pulverized into a sea of molten glass in revenge.

I am profoundly upset and annoyed at what President Trump has done, by arming one of the most vicious nation-states in the Middle East, with a human rights track record making Attila the Hun look compassionate; which exports violent, Wahabi Islam; and is one of the most intense perpetrators of radicalised Islam in the region, and the world.

But he did this because Saudi Arabia and Israel both see Iran as an alleged "existential threat" to the region.

And why?!?

Because since the 1979 revolution, Iran has been able to cobble together both a Constitution, and a moderate Islamic theocracy, where ordinary people have a chance to better their lot in life through education; get to vote in elections; and create an economy which is growing, and has the 2nd largest economy in the Middle East.
Iran Economic Overview

Their banks do not charge compound interest, but only a simple percentage of the loan as the fees for doing business.

But the arming of Saudi Arabia to the teeth, which this deal has done, sets both Saudi Arabia and the US on an almost unstoppable road to war against Iran, which will most probably mean war with Russia.

Watch for massive demonisation of both Iran and Russia to follow, in the next weeks and months, to attempt to "groom" the American people for an attack against it.

Russian officials, both political and military, have stated, unequivocally, that should Iran be attacked, Russia will come to its aid militarily.

You know that archetypal dream of a slo-motion train wreck, which you can see building up, but are helpless to prevent it?!? That's kind of where this country is.

May 30 10:42

How Jeff Sessions’ Mandatory Minimums Benefit Private Prisons

Corrupt!

The $4.8 billion industry has spent millions of dollars lobbying for laws that call for harsher sentences for offenders and against legislation that would reduce them. USA Today found that two of the largest for-profit prison operators in the country, GEO Group and CoreCivic, each donated $250,000 to Trump’s inaugural fund, with the former also giving $225,000 to a Trump super PAC. As the American Civil Liberties Union noted in January, GEO Group hired two of Sessions’ former aides as federal lobbyists.

May 30 10:21

FBI KNEW SALMAN ABEDI WAS PLOTTING ATTACK & WARNED UK WHO TOOK NO ACTION TO STOP IT

The massive Western police state, that is seemingly expanding at an exponential rate, is there to protect us — or so we are told. However, all the spying, phone call intercepts, spied on emails, facial scanners, CCTV cameras, and loss of freedoms did not stop Salman Abedi from murdering innocent people by detonating a bomb inside the Manchester Arena. What’s more, as we are now finding out, British intelligence was warned ahead of time that Abedi was plotting a terror attack in the UK — and they did absolutely nothing to stop it.

Several months before this terrorist blew himself up at the Ariana Grande concert, FBI agents are said to have to have informed British officials that the 22-year-old was part of a North African Islamic State cell based in the north west of England that was plotting an attack in the UK, according to a report in the Daily Mail.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

It appears that the deep British state wanted something like this to happen, in order to enforce Prime Minister May's draconian desire to control the net; ban cryptography; and support British sympathies for further British military interventions in Africa and the Middle East.

May 29 09:43

Ron Paul: Are We Fighting Terror? Or Creating More Terrorists?

Do we really believe we are fighting terrorism by terrorizing innocent civilians overseas? How long until we accept that “collateral damage” is just another word for “murder”? -- They do not hate us because we are rich and free. They hate us because we are over there, bombing them.

May 29 09:26

Retirement Crisis: Experts say global retirement shortfall will top $400 TRILLION

No wonder politicians are now fine with getting rid of the estate tax. Not many people have an estate anymore. Today as Americans age, it’s not about planning who gets what and how much tax must be paid. Seniors are barely able to scrape together enough to simply live out their lives. In fact they’re short… about $400 trillion short.

May 29 08:40

Public Health Researchers Use Common Gun Control Tactic to Mislead on “Children” and Guns

Conflating firearms injuries among actual children with those suffered by juveniles and young adults for political gain or notoriety has been a staple of gun control politics for over a quarter-century. While some of the less dishonest gun control groups have been shamed into changing their messaging to more accurately reflect their use of the 0-19 demographic, brazenly dishonest characterizations of firearm injuries among “children” persist. Given this record of deceit, gun owners must view any attempt to leverage our natural concern for children against our rights with the utmost skepticism.

May 29 08:31

Pay close attention… and you’ll see a system in peril

If you thought the holiday weekend means you can look forward to a quiet week in Washington, think again. The rats are always stirring– and they become even more active when the rest of us aren’t paying attention. Here’s what you need to know.

May 29 06:54

We’re Dealing With a New Type of War Lie

When the U.S. public was told that Spain had blown up the Maine, or Vietnam had returned fire, or Iraq had stockpiled weapons, or Libya was planning a massacre, the claims were straightforward and disprovable. Before people began referring to the Gulf of Tonkin incident, somebody had to lie that it had happened, and there had to be an understanding of what had supposedly happened.

May 29 06:40

2-minute analogy: When humanity wins in an 'Emperor's New Clothes' moment over our .01% rogue state criminals, are you prepared for a whole new world?

*hyperlinks/videos live at source*

Stories, songs, movies that are popular resonate truths people want to feel and express; sometimes these truths are veiled. Consider in two minutes:

It’s just a limited analogy with none perfect even with Disneyfied wishing, of course.

And that said:

Earth’s humanity (Aladdin), in dire poverty, orphaned from connection to Life/One/God, threatened with death by a government scheming for endless sadistic power, develops unique creativity from challenging conditions nobody would choose.
Unbelievable riches (Princess Jasmin) but equally captured on Earth intersects with ordinary humanity for mutual benefit: teamwork to defeat the previously hidden evil that was the power manipulating government, and with victory the amazing possibility of unimaginable creativity in a “whole new world.”
Freedom for the first time to create as we wish in sufficient power and access to hidden truths of what was imagined as “magic” (Genie).

May 29 06:38

How can we best honor the dead veterans on Memorial Day?

The best way to honor our war heroes is to hunt down the Banksters that started these wars and profited from them, hunt them down and execute them, seize their fortunes and rewrite the history books. Rockefeller, Brzezinski have died and it is time the other Neocons like GHW Bush and Family, the Clintons and all the rest, the "Rotchilds", Warburgs, Kuhn Loeb, Goldman Sachs and all these parasites who have fed off of the blood of our men and women and children are shown their graves. Death to the War Merchants!!!

May 29 06:38

JFK @ 100: Two Cheers for John F. Kennedy on His Birthday

An excellent example of fake news IMHO. Breitbart just revealed who pulls their strings IMHO!
Memorial Day marks the 100th birthday of John F. Kennedy.

Cast as a liberal martyr, the 35th president actually left a legacy for conservatives to cheer.

Murdered by a communist, liberals spent the better part of the last 54 years blaming Dallas oil men, shadowy CIA operatives, and the John Birch Society for his death. Kennedy’s assassin perhaps understood him better than many of his mourners.

May 29 06:26

Bad News for Gun Grabbers — Concealed carry soars 214% while violent crime falls 21%.

In addition to being history’s greatest gun salesman, Barack Obama did the best job of convincing John Q. Public there really is a need for concealed carry. John Q. paid attention and turned out by the thousands. Also under Obama’s watch the last two concealed carry hold-out states – Wisconsin and Illinois – passed laws permitting residents to carry a concealed firearm.

May 28 22:56

Trump: Dancing with Wolves on the Titanic

Robert Fisk put it best: “Trump Is About To Really Mess Up In The Middle East”. Following his fantastically stupid decision to attack the Syrian military with cruise missiles, Trump or, should I say, the people who make decisions for him, probably realized that it was “game over” for any US policy in the Middle-East so they did the only thing that they could do: they ran towards those few who were actually happy with this aggression against Syria: the Saudis and the Israelis. Needless to say, with these two “allies,” what currently passes for some type of “US foreign policy” in the Middle-East will only go from bad to worse.

May 28 17:50

Drone Democracy – UK Parliament in the Dark over Airstrikes

Parliament’s Intelligence and Security Committee (ISC) has criticised the Government for refusing to disclose information about the intelligence behind a 2015 UK drone strike in Syria, calling the lack of Parliamentary scrutiny “profoundly disappointing.” In a report released this morning, the chair of the Committee – Conservative MP and former Attorney-General Dominic Grieve – said that ISC’s attempts to scrutinise the decision to take strikes had been hampered by the Government’s refusal to provide key information.

May 28 09:25

"Obama administration politicized and weaponized intelligence against Americans."

Obama intel agency secretly conducted illegal searches on Americans for years

May 28 08:54

MANCHESTER BOMBER MAY HAVE BEEN GROOMED BY UK INTELLIGENCEWS

As the worst terrorist attack to hit the United Kingdom since 2005, last week’s bombing of a concert in Manchester has since been a constant fixture of the news cycle both in the UK and abroad. bsent from mainstream media accounts of the event – and the man allegedly behind it – are several key coincidences that have raised concerns, particularly regarding links between British intelligence and the alleged suicide bomber, British-born Salman Abedi.

Absent from mainstream media accounts of the event, however – and the man allegedly behind it – are several key coincidences that have raised concerns, particularly regarding links between British intelligence and the alleged suicide bomber, British-born Salman Abedi.

Media reports have already established that Abedi, a Libyan national, was radicalized in the hotbed of radical extremism that Libya has become since the U.S.-NATO backed invasion that ousted Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This horrific event is beginning to have all the tell-tale signs of a false flag all over it, created to get Brits to go along with Prime Minister May's war on both the internet and cryptography,


Theresa May wants sweeping new powers to control the internet

UK Tories say they'll exploit Manchester's dead to ban working crypto in the UK

as well as encourage more sympathy for more NATO military intervention in the Middle East.

'Nato needs to do MORE' May to call on Britain's allies to step up fight against terrorism

May 28 08:12

HuffPost has DELETED this Article about Seth Rich and Kim Dotcom, but luckily, I have it Archived

Why Is It Blasphemous for Kim Dotcom to Testify Under Oath in Congress?

Kim promoted this article, it was then deleted later at the Huffington Post

May 28 08:11

Violent clashes, tear gas at G7 protest in Taormina, Italy as summit ends

A G7 protest in Taormina, Italy resulted in violent clashes with the police, who were seen deploying tear gas at protesters.
The violence erupted as the protesters reportedly veered off the approved route and approached a police checkpoint.

A small group of protesters broke from the main column and tried to flank the riot police checkpoint by running along the beach. The police then charged the protesters and deployed tear gas.

May 28 06:43

Warning: We’re Overdue (For another war)

Ah, well, at least we now know what to expect: Another war. I guess we’re about overdue for one. You know, the sticker on the windshield of the car says we’re already 2,000 miles past our regime-change and lube mileage reminder. We have to be careful going over that. The warranty on the government might be voided.

May 28 06:42

Another Ron Paul Victory : Arizona legalizes gold and silver as currency

There is a subtle ongoing realization that no matter what the pundits and politicians claim, there is no easy way out of this mess. The public’s confidence in central banking is clearly eroding, and hopefully, it will be enough to allow a new kind of financial freedom that hasn’t been seen in the United States’ economic system for over 100 years.

May 28 03:55

SUIT AGAINST HILLARY CLINTON OVER BENGHAZI DEATHS & EMAILS DISMISSED

A federal judge in Washington has dismissed a lawsuit alleging that Hillary Clinton's lax security surrounding her emails led to the deaths of two of the Americans killed in the 2012 attack on the U.S. diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya.

In a ruling Friday, U.S. District Court Judge Amy Berman Jackson tossed out the wrongful death claims as well as allegations that Clinton essentially slandered the parents of the deceased by contradicting accounts the parents gave of events related to their children's deaths.

>>>

SUIT AGAINST HILLARY CLINTON OVER BENGHAZI DEATHS & EMAILS DISMISSED
(*While America Was Distracted http://us.pressfrom.com/news/us/-52713-818-hot-dogs-eaten-every-second... ?)

May 27 14:38

Germany to require nursery schools to report anti-vaxxer parents

Health Minister Hermann Gröhe has proposed a law obligating Kitas (nursery schools) to report parents to health officials if they cannot prove that they sought vaccination advice for their children, the ministry announced on Friday. Parents who do not show proof of such medical consultation face fines of up to €2,500.

May 27 14:37

LEAKED DOCUMENTS REVEAL COUNTERTERRORISM TACTICS USED AT STANDING ROCK TO “DEFEAT PIPELINE INSURGENCIES”

A SHADOWY INTERNATIONAL mercenary and security firm known as TigerSwan targeted the movement opposed to the Dakota Access Pipeline with military-style counterterrorism measures, collaborating closely with police in at least five states, according to internal documents obtained by The Intercept. The documents provide the first detailed picture of how TigerSwan, which originated as a U.S. military and State Department contractor helping to execute the global war on terror, worked at the behest of its client Energy Transfer Partners, the company building the Dakota Access Pipeline, to respond to the indigenous-led movement that sought to stop the project.

May 27 10:54

Aide: Trump Won’t Roll Back US Sanctions Against Russia

Top White House adviser Gary Cohn today insisted that President Trump no longer intends to make any efforts to roll back US sanctions against Russia, and that “if anything, we would probably look to get tougher on Russia” in the future.

The Trump Administration has struggled with consistency on its Russia policy, as Trump campaigned very openly on diplomatic rapprochement in 2016, with expectations of rolling back the excesses of Obama’s sanctions. After the election he started talking about wanting some sort of concessions, though these too were eventually abandoned.

Facing political opposition to any improved relationship with Russia, Cohn’s comments are in keeping with other recent reports out of the administration, which vowed to keep the sanctions in place unless Russia gave up Crimea, and made other major moves they clearly would not have any intention of making.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Apparently, that well-enshrined tenant of the UN Charter , called "peaceful self-determination" (which is what Crimea did, post-Ukrainian putsch) does not apply to Crimea, which left the Ukraine, peacefully, and held a second referendum to determine if the Crimean people wanted to join the Russian Federation, which they did, and then petitioned to join the Russian Federation, which they wanted to do.

Russia in no way "annexed" Crimea; the Crimean government understood, post-Putsch, that there was no legitimate representation in Kiev whatsoever, when it made these moves.

May 27 09:55

The death of a Navy SEAL reveals US mission creep in Somalia

It hasn't happened since the infamous Black Hawk Down battle in 1993.

Last month, a US soldier was shot and killed fighting in Somalia. Reports indicate the Navy SEAL was serving alongside his Somali counterparts — not advising from the operating base — as they battled al-Shabab militants.

New York Times correspondent Jeffrey Gettleman has covered Somalia for more than a decade, and writes about it in his new book, “Love, Africa: A Memoir of Romance, War, and Survival.”

Gettleman is skeptical of Washington's official explanation that dozens, perhaps hundreds of US soldiers are in Somalia simply to offer advice.

"Many of us suspect this is not simply advise and assist, that American troops are fighting toe-to-toe with al-Shabab militants," he explains. "The fact that a Navy SEAL was just killed in combat in a spray of bullets fired at a vehicle pretty much confirms what we had always suspected."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Our military are obviously not in Somalia as "advisors"; they are there as soldiers, fighting Al-Shabab militants.

And why is the US military in Somalia?!?

Here...is the answer.
Somali natural resources

The tired cycle repeats; regime change the government to one which is western-centric; expropriate that country's resources to which the US government and its corporate minions have absolutely no moral right; and insure that those resources are only sold in US dollars.

This is why the US military is in Somalia, period, end of discussion.

May 27 09:44

Bipartisan War Authorization Bill Would Make Trump '21st Century Version of King George III'

The 2001 Authorization for Use of Military Force has been used to justify military strikes around the world – dubiously, in the opinion of many legal scholars.

In their place, the new legislation would allow military action against the Taliban, al-Qaida and the Islamic State group, commonly known as ISIS, along with “associated groups,” specifically including Jabhat Fateh al-Sham (formerly the al-Qaida-affiliated Nusra Front), the so-called Khorasan Group, al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula and al-Shabab.

Military action would be allowed in Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria, Somalia, Libya and Yemen.

If the president wanted to take military action against additional associated groups or inside countries not specifically named, he would have to notify Congress, which would then have the option of passing a motion of disapproval.

The new war authorization would expire in five years unless it's renewed.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The problem with the way this bill is worded is that it is extra-Constitutional and a rubber stamp for more undeclared wars, because, according to the Constitution, only Congress has the power to declare war.

May 27 09:35

US Is Killing More Civilians in Syria Air War Than Assad Is

Exemplified by the hundred and some odd people they’ve killed in the last 48 hours, the US is struggling mightily with the narrative that they are taking extraordinary care to limit the number of civilian casualties in the air war in Syria, and are rapidly losing any pretense of a moral high ground.

Indeed, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights is noting that the soaring death toll from US airstrikes has now surpassed the civilian toll of the Assad government’s own airstrikes, which the US and other Western nations have condemned as indiscriminate and irresponsible.

Oftentimes, US officials have been so outraged at Syria’s “indiscriminate” air strikes that they’ve demanded regime change, and has railed at Russia and Iran for tolerating their tactics in bombing civilian targets. Obviously, the US never sees the same problem with its own massive killings.

May 27 09:15

Declassified memos show FBI illegally shared spy data on Americans with private parties

The FBI has illegally shared raw intelligence about Americans with unauthorized third parties and violated other constitutional privacy protections, according to newly declassified government documents that undercut the bureau’s public assurances about how carefully it handles warrantless spy data to avoid abuses or leaks.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Absoflippinglutely unbelievable!!

May 27 09:01

JOHN PILGER: THE WHITE HELMETS ARE A “COMPLETE PROPAGANDA CONSTRUCT”

This was my email to John Pilger on the 27/9/2016. I have no idea if it had any influence upon the comments that Pilger made during his interview but the fact that such a respected and admired analyst has finally, publically exposed the White Helmets – as a primarily British-funded, propaganda, shadow state construct, engineered to facilitate intervention in Syria, should be a powerful ally for independent media in their efforts to reveal the pivotal aspects of the dirty war being waged against Syria.

“I am writing to you as a journalist who believes in all the values you have represented to them for the years they have followed you.

I have, for some time, been working to expose, alongside many others, the “Dirty War on Syria“. I have recently returned from a 4-week journey around Syria, visiting Aleppo and meeting with President Assad, as part of the US Peace Council Delegation. Three weeks of my trip were, however, as an independent journalist.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The Nobel Peace Prize lost any and all legitimacy when it got awarded to the completely morally vile Henry Kissinger.

May 27 09:00

Gary Cohn Relaunches War on Coal: Fuel from America’s Heartland ‘Doesn’t Make Much Sense Anymore’

Cohn’s comments against the coal industry come as he has attempted to steer President Trump in a direction against his campaign promise to remove the United States from the Paris Climate Accords

May 26 15:46

Recently redpilled PewDiePie, along with Tim Pool, JonTron, and Sargon, have been placed on Sweden's hate list

Sweden recently published a database of twitter account they thought as harmful or hateful.

May 26 13:42

Bahrainis hold more anti-regime rallies nationwide

People in Bahrain hold more rallies nationwide in protest at the Manama regime’s recent bloodshed in the besieged village of Diraz, which is home to the spiritual leader of the country’s Shia majority, Sheikh Isa Qassim.

On May 23, Bahraini forces raided Diraz, which has been under a military siege for almost a year, and stormed into the home of Sheikh Qassim.

During the raid, regime forces killed at least five demonstrators, wounded dozens and arrested over 280 people during the crackdown on Diraz, which took place shortly after a meeting between US President Donald Trump and Bahraini King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifah in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The question of why President Trump is so excellent at making such horrifically bad choices in foreign policy in the Middle East just gives me nightmares.

He's cosied up to one of the worst suppressors of human rights in the region,AKA Saudi Arabia; selling them bombs with which to continue their genocide in Yemen, and ultimately start a war against Iran, which has done absolutely nothing wrong, except develop a truly moderate, Constitutional Muslim democracy, and be the alleged "existential threat" claimed by both Israel and Saudi Arabia.

And the Al Khalifa monarchy in Bahrain?!? Please, don't get me started!!

The Sunni monarchy has been mercilessly persecuting peaceful Shiia protestors who are advocating for a Constitutional Monarchy; they have been jailed, tortured into confessions for crimes they have not committed; convicted by kangaroo courts and given long prison sentences.

Even the first responders who treated these protestors from their injuries and wounds by the Bahraini police have been jailed, tortured, convicted of crimes they did not commit, and committing them to long prison sentences as well.

I have warned the Bahraini government over the years on this blog, that if there was no attempt to achieve a political compromise with their Shiite citizens, there would be a tipping point, and we may well be looking at that tipping point right now.

And it may come at such a price that there will be a violent revolution against the monarchy, and whoever will be in control will be virulently anti-American, because of this country's wholehearted support of this wretched, tone-deaf monarchy, and its government.

At that point, the US 5th Fleet, which is hosted by Bahrain, may well have to find a new home.

May 26 13:24

US nuclear fuel fire may lead to much larger disaster than Fukushima: Study

A new US study has found that government agencies have undermined the risks to the country’s nuclear safety, warning that a single nuclear fuel fire may lead to a disaster “much greater than [Japan’s] Fukushima.”

If spent fuel at one of America’s dozens of nuclear sites is set on fire, it “could dwarf the horrific consequences of the Fukushima accident,” researchers from Princeton University and the Union of Concerned Scientists cautioned in a study published in the Friday issue of Science Magazine, censuring the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) for ignoring the potential danger.

Such a disaster, it said, would lead to “trillion-dollar consequences,” as the hypothetical fire would lead to the contamination of a region larger than the northeast state of New Jersey and compel mass relocations.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

With a serious deterioration of facilities like Hanford in Washington State, Congress needs to start taking care of the people they allegedly represent, by making sure that critical infrastructure, like the country's nuclear facilities are upgraded and cared for.

Unfortunately, with such a huge portion of Trump's 2018 budget dedicated to the military, I don't think this will happen before it is too late to address the problem.

May 26 13:10

Nancy Pelosi complains Trump not visiting countries in alphabetical order

Has Nancy Pelosi completely lost her mind? Or does she just have to complain about everything President Trump does?

During a press briefing on Thursday, the House Minority Leader criticized the president’s choice of visiting Saudi Arabia first during his inaugural foreign trip.

“I thought it was unusual for the President of the United States to go to Saudi Arabia first. Saudi Arabia!” Pelosi said.

“It wasn’t even alphabetical. I mean, Saudi Arabia.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

To those who Congresswoman Pelosi allegedly represents in the 12th District; this woman is getting progressively more confused, irritable, and ever more illogical.

And if she doesn't get why President Trump went first to Saudi Arabia, I would be very happy to explain to her why; it was the huge weapons deal he pulled off there.

She has become a complete embarrassment to Congress and to those she allegedly represents.

The California DNC should be talking about replacing her for the next election cycle, and quickly.

May 26 12:54

US PLANS FIRST TEST OF ICBM INTERCEPT, WITH NKOREA ON MIND

Preparing for North Korea's growing threat, the Pentagon will try to shoot down an intercontinental-range missile for the first time in a test next week. The goal is to more closely simulate a North Korean ICBM aimed at the U.S. homeland, officials said Friday

The American interceptor has a spotty track record, succeeding in nine of 17 attempts since 1999. The most recent test, in June 2014, was a success, but that followed three straight failures. The system has evolved from the multibillion-dollar effort triggered by President Ronald Reagan's 1983 push for a "Star Wars" solution to ballistic missile threats during the Cold War - when the Soviet Union was the only major worry.

North Korea is now the focus of U.S. efforts because its leader, Kim Jong Un, has vowed to field a nuclear-armed missile capable of reaching American territory. He has yet to test an intercontinental ballistic missile, or ICBM, but Pentagon officials believe he is speeding in that direction.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

But what is the US military actually able to do about the interceptor's miserable failure rate?!?

This will do absolutely nothing unless it is completely accurate in its interception process, and it looks to me as though it is going to need far more intense engineering, and time, to get these units fully operational.

May 26 12:40

UN alarm over conditions for Palestinian prisoners

The United Nations has called Israel to improve conditions for Palestinians in custody, expressing alarm over reports of "punitive measures by Israeli authorities" against hundreds of prisoners who are on hunger strike for nearly 40 days.

More than 1,500 prisoners launched the action on April 17 to press for an end to administrative detention and solitary confinement, as well as longer and more regular family visits, landlines installed in prisons and better healthcare.

The protest has continued without resolution and the health of hundreds of participating prisoners has began to "deteriorate significantly," Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, the UN high commissioner for human rights, said in a statement on Wednesday.

"I am especially alarmed by reports of punitive measures by the Israeli authorities against the hunger strikers, including restricted access to lawyers and the denial of family visits," Zeid said.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

When these men start to die (and some of them will, even with NG feeding), the Palestinian blowback against Israel may take a very dark, violent turn here.

The bottom line here, when it comes to Palestinian prisoners, there are no standard rules of law, to which truly civilized countries adhere.

"Secret evidence" and indefinite detention is unacceptable, in most judicial practices around the world; it should be unacceptable against Palestinian prisoners as well.

May 26 12:38

The Problem Is Deep: Media Rots Your Brain

Don’t Believe Anything You See In The Media

May 26 12:19

Arms Deal Stories Omit War Crimes Arms Will Be Used For

The Trump administration wrapped up a weapons deal with the Saudi Arabian government this week that will be worth up to $350 billion over the next ten years. News of the deal came as Trump visited Riyadh and paid fealty to one of the United States’ most enduring allies in the Middle East.

The vast majority of the reports on the topic, however, omitted a rather key piece of context—namely, whom the weapons will be used to kill.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

These weapons will be used to complete the Saudi genocide in Yemen, and ultimately, the US and Israel are planning to use Saudi Arabia as a proxy force for a war against the Iranians.

Of course, the gorilla, napping, splayed out all over the Bosendorfer Grand Piano, is Russia; Russian civilian and military leadership has consistently promised Iran that it will come to its aid if it is attacked militarily.

A war against Russia over Iran?!?!?

Folks, this potential scenario is just about as serious as is a heart attack, and my assessment is that it is coming, sooner, rather than later.

That President Trump has thrown the US's lot in with a country with so vile a human rights record, that it makes Attila the Hun look downright compassionate in comparison, just boggles the mind.

But of course, both Israel and the Saudi government want regime change in Tehran, so, that is precisely what President Trump is going to attempt to get them, even though a war against Iran will most likely mean war with Russia.

And such a war is a war that the US military might not be able to win, because at this time in its history, the US military doesn't have the weaponry, the money, the troop strength, or the manufacturing to insure a positive outcome to a conventional war against Russia.

May 26 11:42

Masked gunmen kill 28 in attack on Christians in Egypt

Gunmen attacked a group of Coptic Christians travelling to a monastery in central Egypt on Friday, killing 28 people and wounding 24, with many children among the victims, Health Ministry officials said.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack, which came on the eve of the holy month of Ramadan. It followed a series of church bombings claimed by Islamic State in a campaign of violence against the Copts.

Islamic State supporters reposted videos from earlier this year urging violence against the Copts in Egypt.

Eyewitnesses said masked men opened fire after stopping the Christians, who were in a bus and other vehicles. Local TV channels showed a bus apparently raked by gunfire and smeared with blood.

Clothes and shoes could be seen lying in and around the bus, while the bodies of some of the victims lay in the sand nearby, covered with black sheets.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

In the US, being a Christian is generally not hazardous to one's health; unfortunately in other countries, like Egypt, it can mean a death sentence for you and your family.

May 26 11:34

Iraqi troops torture and execute civilians in secret videos

Officers of an elite Iraqi special forces unit, praised by U.S. military commanders earlier this year for its role in fighting ISIS, directed the torture and execution of civilians in Mosul in at least six distinct incidents caught on tape.

“That's a murder,” retired Green Beret Lt. Col. Scott Mann told ABC News after reviewing the graphic footage. “There should be punishment for anyone doing it. It's reprehensible and it shouldn't be allowed on any modern battlefield."

The alarming footage was smuggled out of Iraq by a prize-winning Iraqi photojournalist, Ali Arkady, who spent months embedded in combat with the elite Iraqi troops leading the fight against ISIS late last year. Since turning over his cache of photos and videos to ABC News, he says he has received death threats from the soldiers he once considered friends and has now fled Iraq to seek asylum in Europe.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Apparently, these Iraqi military personnel learned,and absorbed, the lessons of Abu Ghraib extraordinary well.

US Torture of Iraqi prisoners of war at Abu Ghraib

Of course, the Iraqi government is vehemently denying this:Iraq's Interior Minister issues a video to prove that torture claims are "incorrect".

Unfortunately, there are way too many eye-witness accounts of such events happening for it not to be true.

May 26 11:23

US Bombs East Syria Village Second Day in a Row, Over 115 Civilians Killed

The US has been killing a soaring number of civilians in airstrikes in recent months, occasionally admitting to incidents, but generally keeping up the pretense of “enormous care” taken to not kill even more. While the Pentagon insists targeting rules have not been relaxed, the soaring death toll is clearly raising doubts about US policy.

That today’s attack killed a lot of ISIS family members is likely to add to questions, particularly as President Trump openly advocated killing family members of terrorists as part of the war, complaining that the lack of family killing amounted to a “very politically correct war.” That’s one thing President Trump won’t be accused of, given the number of civilians he’s having killed.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

President Trump's advocacy of the assassination of family members of ISIS (including, I would imagine, women, children, and the medically fragile elderly) very much reminds me of the statement made by the Papal Legate, overseeing the Papal war against the Cathars at the siege of Montsegur in France.

Upon being informed that women and children were also holed up with the men being besieged, his response was, "Kill them all: God will find his own."

May 26 11:13

MICROSOFT WARNS OF ‘ORWELLIAN FUTURE’ AS WIKILEAKS EXPOSES PARTICIPATION WITH SURVEILLANCE

Recently, an installment of WikiLeaks’ Vault7 documents came to light that exposed two CIA malware programs that specifically infect Microsoft computers with the purpose of carrying out tasks on infected computers, checking for scheduled events, and collecting data.

The revelation put Microsoft in the hot seat, with people speculating that the tech giant may have been aware that the CIA works with features specifically built into Microsoft computers to collect data and perform tasks.

Microsoft’s history would suggest the worst, from Edward Snowden’s 2013 leaks that revealed Microsoft had “collaborated closely with US intelligence services to allow users’ communications to be intercepted, including helping the National Security Agency to circumvent the company’s own encryption,” to the NSA bragging about their newly acquired ability to triple the amount of Skype video calls being collected through Prism just nine months after Microsoft bought Skype.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Why am I not surprised?!?!

May 26 11:10

BOSTON BOMBING: FATHER OF CHECHEN KILLED BY FBI SUES OVER 2013 DEATH

The family of Ibragim Todashev, who was shot at least six times by an FBI agent in his Orlando apartment during a routine interrogation in May 2013, is suing federal and state parties they believe to be responsible for the man’s death.

Todashev, who is believed to be an acquaintance of alleged Boston Marathon bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev, was shot dead during an FBI interrogation in which he was questioned about the terror attack and possible involvement in a 2011 triple murder.

After examining autopsy photos of his son’s body forwarded to him by one of Todashev’s friends, the man’s father claimed his son was shot “execution style,” including six times in the torso and once in the back of the head.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

IF, in fact, Todashev hurled a coffee table at these people, and tried to whack them with a metal broom, as police and FBI claim, where is the photographic evidence of this which should be producible by the police and the FBI?!?

Did it "conveniently disappear", or did it never actually happen?!?

We will never really know, but the bottom line here is that this death reeks of coverup; most likely, Todashev knew something that would be damaging to the government's narrative on the Tsarnaev brothers, shared it, and was extrajudicially assassinated for it, before the information could get out.

May 26 10:58

Security services missed five opportunities to stop the Manchester bomber

The Manchester suicide bomber was repeatedly flagged to the authorities over his extremist views, but was not stopped by officers, it emerged Wednesday night.

Counter Terrorism agencies were facing questions after it emerged Salman Abedi told friends that “being a suicide bomber was okay”, prompting them to call the Government’s anti-terrorism hotline.

Sources suggest that authorities were informed of the danger posed by Abedi on at least five separate occasions in the five years prior to the attack on Monday night.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

As I said in a post yesterday, there are only three possible reasons for this man not getting stopped stopped before carrying out this horrific bombing.

The first is that MI 5 is a bunch of incompetent, professionally impotent imbeciles; but I think the second is perhaps closer to the truth, and that is because the British Deep State wanted something like this to happen, to "numb" their citizens to more of these events taking place, and use the crisis to justify even more draconian surveillance, and a death-grip on the internet in the UK.

Theresa May wants sweeping new powers to control the internet

And post-Manchester, she also wants to ban cryptography outright in the UK.UK Tories say they'll exploit Manchester's dead to ban working crypto in the UK

The third reason would be to to create support for further British military intervention in the Middle East.

Attacks like this, across Europe, have become very unacceptable "cost of doing business" for the financial empires involved in many Middle Eastern countries, like the UK and the US governments.

And the cycle goes like this; publicly accuse a country of something it did not do (Like Hussein's allegedly having "weapons of mass destruction" in Iraq); invading; assassinating and regime-changing its government, making sure it is as western-centric as possible; occupy; expropriate resources to which the invaders have utterly no moral right; and sell those resources only in appropriate currencies, to appropriate countries.

Repeat.

I would never condone this horrific act; as a Christian witness, and Christian pacifist activist, I condemn all violence,and my thoughts and prayers are with all the victims of this attack, their families, and their friends.

But that being said, those in the bowels of power in both the US and UK magically believe that ultimately, their wars of occupation and plunder will not create a reaction in those people whose families have been maimed and displaced; disowned; thrown in to abject poverty through regime change and war; and no longer in control of their countries any more.

Also, at the end of the day, those in the bowels of power in the West, believe, as an absolute article of faith, that these people have absolutely no right to the rage and emotional misery at these actions, which have been taken against them, and their brother and sister citizens, has caused.

Until, that is, we get a terrible incident like Manchester.

And let's call this by its proper name: blowback, in the face of empires which are too busy counting and acquiring the spoils of war to care what it has done to the people of the countries where those spoils of war come from.

May 26 10:24

EU NIGHTMARE: Brussels could face another Dutch election as coalition talks crumble again

BRUSSELS could face the nightmare prospect of another Dutch general election after a second round of talks on forming a coalition government ended without agreement today.

Four of the country’s main parties, including prime minister Mark Rutte’s conservatives (VVD), agreed to break off the negotiations after no progress was made on key issues.

The Netherlands has now gone 70 days without a government since March’s crunch election, which provided the EU with temporary relief when the eurosceptic Geert Wilders failed to make significant gains.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The problem with the way the EU is structured is that it was never engineered to be fully sustainable.

May 26 10:10

Declassified memos show FBI illegally shared spy data on Americans with private parties

The FBI has illegally shared raw intelligence about Americans with unauthorized third parties and violated other constitutional privacy protections, according to newly declassified government documents that undercut the bureau’s public assurances about how carefully it handles warrantless spy data to avoid abuses or leaks.

May 26 10:07

Over 100 Million Americans Are Dependent On The Federal Government: “We Are Going To Get To The Point Where It Is Going To Break”

Margaret Thatcher once said that the problem with socialism “is that eventually you run out of other people’s money”. As you will see below, the combined enrollment in America’s four largest safety net programs has reached a staggering 236 million. Of course that doesn’t mean that 236 million people are getting benefits from the government each month because there is overlap between the various programs. For example, many Americans that are on Medicaid are also on food stamps, and many Americans that are on Medicare are also on Social Security. But even accounting for that, most experts estimate that the number of Americans that are dependent on the federal government month after month is well over 100 million. And now that so many people are addicted to government handouts, can we ever return to a culture of independence and self-sufficiency?

May 26 09:52

Farmer faces $2.8 million fine after plowing field

A farmer faces trial in federal court this summer and a $2.8 million fine for failing to get a permit to plow his field and plant wheat in Tehama County.

A lawyer for Duarte Nursery said the case is important because it could set a precedent requiring other farmers to obtain costly, time-consuming permits just to plow their fields.

“The case is the first time that we’re aware of that says you need to get a (U.S. Army Corps of Engineers) permit to plow to grow crops,” said Anthony Francois, an attorney for the Pacific Legal Foundation.

“We’re not going to produce much food under those kinds of regulations,” he said.

May 26 09:51

Has The Drug War Incentivized Police To Treat Citizens Like Terrorists?

A video of a Florida Sheriff making a promo video to scare has been making the rounds recently. Casey Research recently covered the affair, noting the following quote from Sheriff Grinnell:

“Enjoy looking over your shoulder, constantly wondering if today’s the day we come for you. Enjoy trying to sleep tonight, wondering if tonight’s the night our SWAT team blows your front door off the hinges. We are coming for you.”

May 26 09:41

SYRIA - TRUTH SLIPS THROUGH IN THE NEW YORK TIMES - NATO PREPS TO FIGHT IRAN AND RUSSIA

The Islamic proxy forces of the "west", al-Qaeda under its various disguises, Ahar al-Sham and even ISIS are mostly done. The latest especially is no longer a capable military force but is reverting to guerilla levels of operation. Its final defeat will take a long time but it must and will be achieved by local forces.

Despite that the U.S. pressed on NATO members to let the NATO organization join its "fight against ISIS". The single NATO members were already part of the U.S. coalition. But NATO as an organization brings large scale command and control capabilities as well as additional resources. (All under U.S. control.)

Webmaster's Commentary: 

A larger, regional, if not world war, is coming; we have been in the opening phases of that war for some time now, even though few will acknowledge it.

I am reminded of the second Sherlock Holmes movie, "A Game of Shadows", where the evil Moriarty makes the observation that war is coming, and he has the "lock" on both the bullets and the bandages: so it is with the West's military/industrial complex, which has metaphorically punctured President Trump's throat; swallowed whatever morality President Donald Trump ever had before he took his Oath of Office, and replaced it with the pure, immoral venom of war.

That President Trump has thrown America's lot in with Saudi Arabia, coupled with the huge arms deal he just signed off on, is appalling to me, on every possible level.

This, for a country where its human rights record makes Attila the Hun look downright compassionate in comparison?!?

There is utterly no doubt in my mind that some of those arms will be used to finish the Saudi's on-going genocide in Yemen, then be used against Iran, which is both Saudi Arabia's and Israel's "alleged existential threat" in the region.

And why?!? Because, since the revolution in 79, it has become a moderate, flourishing constitutional Islamic republic, where the rights of religious minorities are protected, and its people are succeeding.

Oh, and don't forget; Israel's government got a little "antsy" over the Saudi deal, so President Trump has just OK'd another $75 million dollars more for "Israeli defense", over and above the $38 billion dollar, 10 year deal deal, signed in December of last year.

PM says US agreed to boost Israel military aid amid concern over Saudi deal

So I give you President Donald "Moriarty" Trump, who firmly believes war is good for business, because our weapons are the only things people from other countries want to buy; and so, war is what he shall have.

Never mind that the US and its allies may well not win this war, particularly against Russia, because this country doesn't have the weaponry; the money, the troop strength; or the manufacturing to insure a victory in a conventional war against Russia.

May 26 09:05

WALL AROUND OBAMA’S DC HOME COMPLETE

As Barack Obama waxes eloquent about the supposed negative impact of walls on humanity, crews have completed the wall surrounding his Washington, DC home.

Grabien reports:

Sitting alongside German Chancellor Angela Merkel, former President Obama lectured the current administration about its immigration policy Thursday.

While not mentioning President Trump by name, Obama made clear to whom he was leveling his criticism.

“In this new world that we live in we can’t isolate ourselves,” Obama said. “We can’t hide behind a wall.”

But that’s exactly what Obama is doing in his Washington, DC and Chicago homes.

Crews have completed the brick and metal wall surrounding his home in the tony Kalorama neighborhood in DC.

May 26 07:56

Secretary of Defense James Mattis’s Iraq “War Crimes”

March 1, 2017

Retired Marine General James Mattis, a man who has served over forty years in the Marine Corps, was sworn in as the US Secretary of Defense in January 2017. Before his confirmation, he was under public scrutiny—for instance, for his controversial comments on “political Islam” at the Heritage Foundation in 2015—but, Dahr Jamail reports, the bigger concern is that Mattis “is clearly responsible for carrying out and/or aiding and abetting in several war crimes.”

The November 2005 Haditha massacre was well documented and received international attention, even if Mattis’s role in it has been largely forgotten. After a roadside bomb attack on a Marine convoy, a group of American soldiers rounded up 24 unarmed Iraqi civilians—including women, children, and elderly people—and shot them numerous times at close range. When the Marines were brought to trial, Mattis was the authority that dismissed the charges against them.

May 25 12:55

The Donald Meets Sun Tzu and is Found Wanting

Some two thousand and five hundred years ago one of my favorite strategic analysts, a Chinese general and Imperial Adviser, Sun Tzu, wrote his tiny but historic text, The Art of War. It’s used today as essential reading all over the world, including by students at the US West Point military academy, the incubator for America’s future generals. In his treatise Sun Tzu describes five essential qualities needed in a successful leader, in his case, a successful general.

The qualities apply to anyone in a position of leadership responsibility. The problem is not Donald Trump. The problem is that we, American citizens, blinded ourselves by wishful thinking that finally someone would stand up and 2make America great again.”

May 25 11:56

‘ISRAEL DOESN’T NEED GREEN LIGHT FROM WASHINGTON FOR SETTLEMENT BUILDING’

A day after Trump left the Jewish state, Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman confidently stated that Israel doesn't need White House approval if it wants to continue building.

Israel doesn’t need permission from Washington to build homes in West Bank settlements, Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman said on Wednesday, adding that plans for several thousand units could be advanced in two weeks.

“We didn’t ask for a green light, and we won’t ask for a green light [from the US].

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is Minister Lieberman, verbally "relieving himself", and claiming it's raining, and he does so because previous US Presidents have allowed the politicians in Tel Aviv to do this with impunity.

May 25 11:46

US ‘Non-Combat’ Troops in Firing Range of ISIS Fighters in Iraq

The ever-growing number of US special forces engaging in direct combat notwithstanding, the Pentagon is ever determined to portray their thousands of normal troops that are deployed in Iraq, are purely “non-combat” in nature, and that they are engaged in advisory and training operations.

Which has never really been true, and is getting increasing less true all the time, as ground troops continue to get closer and closer to direct combat operations, and are now is Mosul, firing mortars at ISIS fighters who can be no more than a mile and a half away.

It’s difficult to reckon exactly what “in combat” means anymore, since the Pentagon is forever trying to define combat-seeming exercises as something short of that. Still, firing mortars certainly isn’t a “training exercise,” and if they are within firing range of ISIS, ISIS is within firing range of them

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Prediction; no matter how the Pentagon characterises this, and other, deployments to Iraq, the US military is most probably never leaving completely.

May 25 11:42

Brazil's Temer Deploys Army as Protesters Battle Police

- Protesters demanding the resignation of Brazilian President Michel Temer staged running battles with police and set fire to a ministry building in Brasilia on Wednesday, prompting the scandal-hit leader to order the army onto the streets.

Police unleashed volleys of tear gas, stun grenades and rubber bullets to halt tens of thousands of protesters as they marched towards Congress to call for Temer's ouster and an end to his austerity program.

Masked protesters fired powerful fireworks at police, set ablaze furniture in the Agriculture Ministry, and sprayed anti-Temer graffiti on government buildings.

It was the most violent protest in Brasilia since anti-government demonstrations in 2013 and fueled a political crisis sparked by allegations Temer condoned paying off a potential witness in a massive corruption probe.

The scandal has raised chances Brazil could see a second president fall in less than a year.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I don't see this ending well for President Temer, particularly if he has called out the Brazilian Army against the demonstrators.

I hope and pray that there can be a peaceful resolution of these issues, with Temer making the choice to step down, but I don't see this coming.

The big question here is, how long is the Army going to stay loyal to the existing government?!?

May 25 11:38

Iranian Drones Circling Above US Aircraft Carrier 'Getting on Pentagon's Nerves'

Iranian unmanned aerial vehicles are said to have become a fixture in the skies above the USS George H.W. Bush deployed to the Persian Gulf to take part in Washington's anti-Daesh efforts in the Middle East, political analyst Ilya Plekhanov wrote for Sputnik, adding that these surveillance missions have gotten on the Pentagon's nerves.

"Americans use this aircraft carrier to carry out airstrikes against Daesh targets in Iraq and Syria. Iranians use their drones to observe these operations, irritating US troops who are unable to do anything about it since they are in international waters," the analyst said.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I certainly hope that no Naval commander in the Persian Gulf is going to go "all cowboy" on these Iranian drone deployments, and decide he's going to shoot them out of the sky "to teach those danged Iranians a lesson", despite the reality that the ships are sailing in international waters.

That huge weapons deal which President Trump has just inked with Saudi Arabia, coupled with the increase in funds for US defensive (and in their case, offensive) weapons capabilities to Israel, should be giving giving the Iranian government pause right now, in terms of defending itself from a proxy US/Saudi/Israeli attack against it, and just what Russia is prepared to do to prevent this from being successful, if such a thing actually happens.

If I were Iranian President Rouhani right now, I would be picking up a hot line to Russia's President Putin, and having a serious conversation about this possibility.

May 25 11:06

US grants Israel extra defence aid: Netanyahu

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Washington has added tens of millions of dollars in extra defence aid for Israel, a day after US President Donald Trump wound up a visit.

He did not say over what timeframe the money would be disbursed. The addition comes on the heels of a weekend announcement of a massive US-Saudi arms deal.

Under a 2016 agreement, Washington already bankrolls Israel's military spending to the tune of $3.8 billion dollars annually over 10 years, making the Jewish state the top recipient of US assistance.

"Three days ago, the US added another $75 million to the aid package for the missile defence programme," Netanyahu said at a memorial ceremony for Israel's dead in the 1967 Six-Day War.

He did not elaborate.

Israel relies heavily on US military aid. Its total defence budget amounts to some $16 billion, excluding US assistance.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

While homeless Vets still sleep rough in our streets; while the US infrastructure rots; while kids are dodging bullets on their way home from school because the gangs in this country are out of control; Mr. President, please: what the hell are you thinking, in doling out taxpayer dollars to fund an horrifically apartheid, self-proclaimed theocracy, with nuclear weapons?!?

May 25 10:58

Hannity says liberal fascists after sponsors; 1 is leaving

Sean Hannity says a media watchdog is guilty of “liberal fascism” for targeting advertisers on his Fox News Channel show, as one company announced Wednesday that it would no longer hawk its wares there.

The Chicago-based Cars.com said that it had been “watching closely” and recently decided to suspend its backing of Hannity.

Hannity, the sole survivor from Fox’s once stable and powerful prime-time lineup, has been a strong backer of President Donald Trump and believes the president is under attack from media and opponents who want to destroy him. On Wednesday, Hannity said he would no longer talk about a discredited story involving a murdered Democratic National Committee chairman after speaking to the man’s family, and after Fox had earlier retracted an online story it had written about the case.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Welcome to our world, Mr. Hannity.

Right after the alleged suicide of Vincent Foster, my husband, Mike, asked a very logical question about the appearance of the body, in the image released by the White House to the press.

He was working at a visual effects house, in the same building in which CNN's office in LA was located. At lunch, he shared a screen cap of the image with some friends, and noticed that the CNN people were listening to what he had to say very intently.

The bottom line was, if Foster had killed himself the way the Clinton White House said it happened, with a gunshot to the mouth, there would have been blood everywhere; but there was no blood whatsoever. The image was staged and faked.

Within 24 hours after that, Mike not only lost his job for absolutely no good reason; then, the death threats started, as Mike had a publicly listed phone number, because he wanted potential employers to know how to find him.

And not only was he fired, but also, every computer animation company in the greater LA area was told to NOT hire him, and that all of his demo reel was work stolen from other people.

I am one of the most logical, pragmatic Americans, Mr. Hannity, you could ever meet. Had you told me that this could have happened in 20th century America, before we lived through this, I would have laughed out loud, and dismissed it out of hand.

Liberal fascists are brilliantly adept at character assassination, when physical assassination is...impractical. But we both know that we are lucky to be alive, given the Clinton Cartel's penchant for the later:
The Clinton Dead Body List

May 25 10:43

What is Operation Temperer: Theresa May becomes first PM to deploy up to 5,000 soldiers on streets

Theresa May’s unprecedented decision to deploy up to 5,000 armed troops at key strategic sites makes her the first Prime Minister to use a new plan for a show of force in the face of major terrorist threats.

It puts her at odds with her predecessor David Cameron who was reluctant to use the controversial power.

Operation Temperer - the government plan to put thousands of soldiers on the streets in response to a major terrorist threat, was devised in 2015 and had been a secret until it was accidentally leaked to a newspaper.

Whitehall officials had been keen to keep it under wraps because it was considered so sensitive.

David Cameron was fearful that implementing the plan would provoke comparisons to the Troubles in Northern Ireland, when British soldiers patrolled the streets for decades.

He also worried that it might give the impression that the government had lost control and was imposing martial law.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

But the question one has to ask here, is will this program actually keep Brits more safe?!?

And please remember: the Manchester bomber was known to MI 5 long before he bombed the arena.
MI5 FAILED TO STOP MANCHESTER BOMBER DESPITE ‘WARNINGS FROM FRIENDS’ – REPORT

May 25 10:20

TRANSIT POLICE ARE SECRETLY SPYING ON COMMUTERS TRAVEL PLANS, TEXTS AND EMAILS.

A class action lawsuit in California, reveals that Transit Police are using a free 'Bart Watch' app and Stingray surveillance to secretly spy on commuters texts and emails. (For more info. read pages 5-15 of the suit.)

Transit Police take their cues from other police departments, claiming they're only interested in the public's safety and security,

Safety and security is our top priority.. BART Watch allows you to quickly and discreetly report criminal or suspicious activity directly to BART Police.

Unfortunately, these 'See Something, Say Something' apps allow police to spy on everyone.

According to ABC7 News at least 10,000-50,000 people have downloaded the Elerts spying app. The lawsuit reveals that Transit Police are using Elerts to secretly collect everyone's cellphone identification number, otherwise known as International Mobile Equipment Identity number (IMEI).

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I hope this lawsuit is successful; whose business is it, anyway, to know the fact that I am looking for an easy zucchini bread recipe to take to a church social in a couple of weeks?!?

Mike and I have long felt that any electronic surveillance against us, by any "alphabet soup" US agency is simply punishment duty; everything we have to say, either in an email, or cell phone, is pretty vanilla!

May 25 09:55

A New GOP Bill Would Make It Virtually Impossible to Sue the Police

Keeping with the Trump administration’s law-and-order rhetoric, Republicans in the House and Senate recently introduced a bill they’re calling the Back the Blue Act of 2017. The Senate bill was introduced by John Cornyn (R-Tex.), and is co-sponsored by 15 senators, all Republicans. The identical House bill was introduced by Ted Poe (R-Tex.), and includes five co-sponsors, also all Republicans. The bill would create new federal crimes, impose federal police over the will of local officials and voters and shield police officers from virtually any civil liability, even in cases of egregious misconduct.

May 25 09:46

HOW THE BRITISH DEEP STATE TURNED MANCHESTER INTO AL-QAEDA TOWN UK

Anti-Gaddafi Libyans living in Manchester had been trained, armed and aided by Britain to wage jihad against the leadership of Muammar Gaddafi.

More and more information is emerging on how the savage terrorist atrocity recently committed in Manchester was a classic case of terrorist blow-back, a phenomenon describing how when western governments fund, arm and aid terrorists, they often come back to commit horrific crimes against the citizens of the countries which funded and aided them.
It has been confirmed that the father of the Manchester ISIS bomber was a member of the al-Qaeda affiliated Libyan Islamic Fighting Group. The Libyan Islamic Fighting Group was initially comprised of battle hardened fighters who traveled to Afghanistan in the 1980s to fight the Soviet Union and the secular government in Kabul.

May 25 09:43

YET ANOTHER VIDEO SHOWS U.S.-FUNDED WHITE HELMETS ASSISTING PUBLIC EXECUTIONS IN REBEL-HELD SYRIA

Syria Civil Defense, popularly known as the White Helmets, can be seen in a new video assisting in a public execution in a rebel-held town in Syria. It is at least the second such execution video featuring members of the Nobel Prize-nominated group.

The White Helmets have received at least $23 million in funding from the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), a wing of the State Department. The British Foreign Office and other European governments have pitched in as well.

Frequently cited as an invaluable source of information by major Western media outlets, the group was the subject of an Academy Award-winning 2016 Netflix documentary, The White Helmets.

Endorsements from A-list Hollywood celebrities like George Clooney and Justin Timberlake, as well as Hillary Clinton and British Foreign Minister Boris Johnson, have followed.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Warning: very disturbing and graphic video.

But this is the US-enabled "business as usual" in Syria.

And the Nobel Prize has become a complete and despicable joke, ever since it was awarded to Henry Kissinger.

May 25 09:37

UK TORIES SAY THEY'LL EXPLOIT MANCHESTER'S DEAD TO BAN WORKING CRYPTO IN THE UK

One of UK Prime Minister Theresa May's government ministers told a reporter from The Sun that the government is planning on invoking the "Technical Capabilities Orders" section of the Snoopers Charter, a 2016 domestic spying bill; the "orders" allow the government to demand that companies cease using working cryptography in their products and services, substituting it with deliberately defective code that can be broken.

The source told The Sun that the government would cite the Manchester bombing as pretense for invoking the orders, though there's no indication that the security services' failure to prevent the bombing was caused by their inability to pierce cryptographically protected communications.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The way Prime Minister May's government is taking advantage of this tragedy makes me absolutely sick, and reminds me of the saying attributed to Rahm Emanuel, when he was advisor to President Clinton: "Never let a good crisis go to waste!"

The Manchester incident is simply an "excuse/justification" to ram this law through.

There is no proof, whatsoever, at this point that cryptography was involved, or played a part, in any way, in this horrific bombing; and the real problem here, is that the "bad guys" already have unbreakable cryptography, which neither the US nor UK intelligence agencies can crack.

And to any corporations in the UK using cryptography to keep corporate information safe, move the hell out of this country while you still can, and make sure the reasons for your departure are very publicly known.

May 25 09:22

‘TRUCKLOADS’ OF US ARMS AND AMMO REACH KURDISH MILITIA IN SYRIA – REPORTS

Over 100 trucks loaded with US armaments and ammunition, including heavy mortars and anti-tank missiles, have reached the Kurdish controlled northern Syrian city of Hasakah over the past weeks, Turkish and Kurdish media report.
The US arms shipment was reserved for the multi-ethnic Syrian militia known as the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) dominated by Kurdish YPG units, according to the media reports.

The SDF is fighting Islamic State (IS, former ISIS/ISIL) and is preparing to launch an offensive on the city of Raqqa, considered to be the self-proclaimed capital of IS in Syria.

The trucks carrying the arsenal crossed into Syria from northern Iraq through the Simelka border crossing on two separate occasions on May 15 and May 20, Turkey's Daily Sabah reports.

The convoys reportedly moved to Hasakah and later headed to the Raqqa region where the SDF are currently battling Islamic State militants.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The question I would have to ask right now is, how long will Syria, Russia and Turkey allow this destabilisation to move forward in Syria?!?

Because the establishment of an independent Kurdistan will be seen as an existential threat by Turkey, who consider the Kurds an existential threat, and the Syrians and Russians, who don't dont want Syria having to yield one inch of its sovereign territory?!?

I don't know what the Vegas odds are on this, but I have to wonder; just when will American troops, fighting with the Kurds, be meeting up with Russian ground troops here?!?

Because my concern is, this is only a matter of when, not if, this happens, at this point.

May 25 09:14

MI5 FAILED TO STOP MANCHESTER BOMBER DESPITE ‘WARNINGS FROM FRIENDS’ – REPORT

A relative of the Manchester bomber warned British authorities he was “dangerous” and that he thought being a suicide bomber was “OK,” it has emerged, amid concerns that chances to stop him were missed.

On Monday night, Salman Abedi detonated a “highly sophisticated” nail bomb at Manchester Arena, killing 22 people including young children. Twenty people are in a critical condition in hospital. It was Britain’s worst terrorist attack since the 7/7 atrocity 12 years ago.

Abedi’s support for terrorism was reported this year to MI5, and five years ago friends had called Britain’s anti-terrorist hotline with concerns about his views, the Times reports.

It is unclear whether Abedi had been under any form of surveillance.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

There are only two possible conclusions one can take away from this information.

Either that MI5 is a gang of bumbling, professionally impotent, inept, idiots; or they knew this might go down, but decided not to stop it in order to "numb" the British people to more of these attacks happening, as "the price of the British financial empire doing business" , and allowed it to happen, as a "justification" to surveille the British people more intensely, and create more draconian control of the internet.

There is no middle ground here, whatsoever.

And the bottom line here is, the people of the UK are being left completely unprotected from the blowback of the carnage their government has created in its actions against other countries, notably those in the Middle East and Africa.

To think that there will be utterly no consequences from invasions, and the accompanying murders, to expropriate resources to which the invading government, and its toady corporations, have no moral right; to regime change that government, making sure it is western-centric; and to insure that those resources will only be sold in specific currencies to specific countries, and not others, is absolute, utter, and complete madness.

And yet, this is the madness to which those in the bowels of power in the US, and UK cling, and use to "justify" their future military misadventures, ultimately causing the people of both countries to suffer.

So welcome to the "new normal" in the UK and Europe.

And unfortunately, I am very concerned that this kind of incident will continue, until someone in the governments of the US and UK has the horse-sense to start funding alternative energy that actually works, and can drive a tank, or power an airplane, making fossil fuel irrelevant.

Of course, that...would be logical.

May 25 08:48

CIVILIANS KILLED BY US LARGELY IGNORED AS ENDLESS GLOBAL WAR CONTINUES FROM

Contradicting a version of events presented by the U.S. military and reported widely by the corporate press, a human rights group and a journalist in Yemen are citing witnesses who said a raid by U.S. Navy SEALs on Monday night killed multiple innocent civilians and not just "Al Qaeda militants" as the Pentagon claimed.

"This new flawed raid by President Trump shows the US is not capable of distinguishing a terrorist from an innocent civilian."
—Kate Higham, Reprieve. Reprieve, a UK-based human rights group, cited witnesses from the village of Al-Jubah in Marib province, where the raid took place, and offered the names of five civilians killed as Nasser Ali Mahdi Al-Adhal; Al-Ghader Saleh Salem Al-Adhal; Saleh Al-Taffaf; Yasser Al-Taffaf Al-Adhel; and Shebreen Saeed Salem Al-Adhal.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"The medically fragile elderly, and infants, are ALWAYS Al Qaeda militants!" - Official US government souse.

But seriously, assassinating medically fragile elderly people, who are someone's grandpa, uncle, or dad, can be a wonderful recruiting tool to get more young men radicalised to the point of wanting to become jihadists in their own right.

It is a tool for creating perpetual war, and our military understand that; and yet, they keep doing it. And the most horrific thing about the US-enabled Saudi war against Yemen is, that the only possible answers have to be political rather than more warfare.

May 25 08:36

France’s Macron seeks to extend state of emergency to November

President Emmanuel Macron will ask France’s parliament to extend a state of emergency, in place since the 2015 attacks by Islamic State (IS) group militants, following this Monday’s suicide bombing in Manchester.

France’s new president said in a statement that he will ask lawmakers to prolong the measure from July 15, its current expiration date, until November 1. It would be the sixth extension of the state of emergency, which gives police exceptional powers.

He made the decision after a security meeting Wednesday in which top officials "studied the implications of this new terrorist attack on measures of protection to ensure the security of our compatriots".

The statement from the Elysée presidential palace once again noted “the bonds that unite France and the United Kingdom in the fight against terrorism”.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Translation: France's state of emergency will never be lifted!!

May 25 08:35

Disturbing Manchester Blast Aftermath. Draconian Security Measures

Perhaps tougher legislation is coming. Following an emergency meeting, Prime Minister Theresa May acted as expected – elevating Britain’s threat level from severe to critical.

Claiming another attack “may be imminent” is part of her fear-mongering strategy, an effort to convince Brits they’ll be safer by sacrificing fundamental freedoms.

The opposite is true.

Thousands of UK armed forces personnel are being deployed in key public areas, Britain turned into an armed camp – perhaps permanently.

May 24 18:38

Trump sheds crocodile tears for 22 claimed concert deaths of ‘young, beautiful innocent people’ by ‘evil losers'; lies in omission of ~6 million horrific deaths from preventable poverty since his election that make 1.5 Trump Towers of corpses

*hyperlinks/videos live at source*

President Trump remarked yesterday of his prayers and condolences for 22 claimed deaths of “young, beautiful innocent people” by “evil losers.”

Trump lies in omission of the ~6 million deaths since his election of other young, beautiful innocent people in gruesome slow-motion from preventable poverty. We can calculate the physical volume of 6 million bodies. If we assume an average human dimension of 5 feet tall, width of 1 foot, and depth of .5 foot, this average of 2.5 cubic feet times 6 million total 15 million cubic feet. The dimensions of Trump Tower are a base 76 by 144 feet, and a height of 861 feet for volume of ~9.5 million square feet if we calculate as a rectangular prism.

This means the pile of human bodies killed by ongoing preventable poverty just since Trump's election is equal in size to over 1.5 Trump Towers.

This is also roughly equal to three new Trump Towers of dead bodies every year.

May 24 18:18

ANCESTRY.COM TAKES DNA OWNERSHIP RIGHTS FROM CUSTOMERS AND THEIR RELATIVES

[5/24/17] Don’t use the AncestryDNA testing service without actually reading the Ancestry.com Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. According to these legal contracts, you still own your DNA, but so does Ancestry.com.

The family history website Ancestry.com is selling a new DNA testing service called AncestryDNA. But the DNA and genetic data that Ancestry.com collects may be used against “you or a genetic relative.” According to its privacy policies, Ancestry.com takes ownership of your DNA forever. Your ownership of your DNA, on the other hand, is limited in years.

It seems obvious that customers agree to this arrangement, since all of them must “click here to agree” to these terms. But, how many people really read those contacts before clicking to agree? And how many relatives of Ancestry.com customers are also reading?

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is utterly insane, and represents the most completely subverted testing, and subsequent use, of DNA out there.

May 24 17:34

Another terrorist attack means another deep state power grab

UK Home Secretary Amber Rudd confirmed that the suicide bomber who killed over twenty people in Manchester by exploding a nail bomb on Monday recently returned from Libya, where he learned how to make sophisticated explosives. GCHQ have significant ongoing operations in Libya alongside US counterparts, which include monitoring all communications across the nation in a bid to assist troops fighting against Da’esh. There is a shortage of human sources on the ground in Libya, so agencies that collect signals intelligence are given greater prominence in the region.

May 24 15:44

Do We Need a Special Prosecutor For criminal leaks?

Why do these officials become criminals, and why do the mainstream media protect them? -- Because this seedy bargain is the best way to advance their common interests. The media get the stolen goods to damage Trump. Anti-Trump officials get their egos massaged, their agendas advanced and their identities protected. This is the corrupt bargain the Beltway press has on offer. For the media, bringing down Trump is also good for business. TV ratings of anti-Trump media are soaring. The “failing New York Times” has seen a surge in circulation. The Pulitzers are beckoning. -- And bringing down a president is exhilarating. As Ben Bradlee reportedly said during the Iran-Contra scandal that was wounding President Reagan, “We haven’t had this much fun since Watergate.”

May 24 15:28

Manchester attack could lead Theresa May's government to launch huge internet crackdown

The government may use the deadly attack in Manchester to launch a crackdown on internet securities.

Government officials appear to have briefed newspapers that they will put many of the most invasive parts of the relatively new Investigatory Powers Act into effect after the bombing at Manchester Arena.

The specific powers being discussed – named Technical Capability Orders – require big technology and internet companies to break their own security so that messages can be read by intelligence agencies. Government will ask parliament to allow the use of those powers if Theresa May is re-elected, senior ministers told The Sun.

May 24 14:08

Truth Has Become Un-American — Paul Craig Roberts

Truth is the most rare element in the Western world, and we will not be permitted to have much of it much longer. Increasingly, truth is difficult to find. Soak it up while it is still available.

May 24 13:56

Only in Portland! White women forced to close burrito shop after hounded by “cultural appropriation” charges…

For those who want to travel the whole nine yards of social justice, a document showed up online calling out “white-owned appropriative restaurants in Portland” along with alternative eateries owned by “POC” (i.e., people of color). -- Anybody hungry now?

May 24 12:49

Insanity : USMC Veteran Facing Life In Prison Over 1 Oz. Of Cannabis To Treat His PTSD

Unfortunately indicative of the government’s misplaced, draconian priorities, the continued federal prohibition of cannabis has created tragic and heartbreaking consequences for vets using the plant to treat PTSD — and Lewandowski is a living example of the State’s tyranny.

May 24 12:42

Obama seriously violated the 4th Amendment

A new report reveals that the government routinely violated American 4th Amendment protections under the Obama administration while snooping through overseas intercepts and only revealed its illegal actions as the previous president headed out the door.

May 24 12:38

Whistleblower: Obama knowingly let in MS-13 gang members…

The Obama administration knowingly let in at least 16 admitted MS-13 gang members who arrived at the U.S. as illegal immigrant teenagers in 2014, a top senator said Wednesday, citing internal documents that showed the teens were shipped to juvenile homes throughout the country.

May 24 12:34

While Donald Trump boogied with Saudi princes, Iran was voting for openness and peace

What is there to say about Donald Trump’s maiden voyage to our great and glorious ally Saudi Arabia? The awkward white-guy shuffle was danced. Steve Bannon was bodily engulfed by Saudi royals. One of those orbs from “Where in Time is Carmen Sandiego?” was fondled. And…oh yeah, also an arms deal worth $110 billion was signed, as America reasserted its default blind eye towards Saudi empowerment of terrorism in Yemen, Syria, and beyond.

The Saudis are obsessed above all with their endless cold war versus Iran, and their main goal with Trump was to renew America as an accomplice to their side. While Trump was acquiescing to their cajolery, Iran was doing something the Saudis never have: holding a presidential election. And the message that emerged once the counting was done is clear: Iranians are ready for moderation, for openness, for their country’s relations with the West—locked in deep freeze since the Islamic Revolution in 1979—to at last begin to thaw.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Iran is moving forward,politically, socially and economically; Saudi Arabia is locked into the suffocating, sclerotic death-grip of a monarchy to whom the entire notion of free elections is a "terrorist" thought.

And yet with whom did President Trump throw the US's lot in with, in the Middle East?!?

Why, with Saudi Arabia, of course, the human rights record of which makes Attila the Hun look downright compassionate by comparison.

And now, the US government has armed it it to the teeth with weapons which will ultimately be used to both complete its genocide in Yemen, and ultimately, conduct a proxy war against Iran, which may well lead to war with Russia, as Russia has promised to defend it militarily, should it be attacked.

And Saudi King Salmon, a word please; the US government can turn from friend to frenemy to enemy on a dime.

Do you remember to what happened to the US's "former friend" in the region, Iraq's Saddam Hussein, when he was going to start accepting money other than the US dollar in payment for Iraq's oil?!?

He was accused of harboring "weapons of mass destruction", when he had none, his country got invaded and occupied, and he got assassinated.

I'm just saying.....

May 24 11:59

Drug Cop Who Spent 14 Years Undercover Tells Truth About the Drug War

Yet another police officer is speaking out against the drug war, this time in the United Kingdom. Former officer Neil Woods worked as an undercover drug cop for 14 years, infiltrating some of the most violent gangs in Britain only to learn his tactics were worsening the drug epidemic. Now, he advocates ending the drug war and decriminalizing drugs as he admits his own role in fueling violence and the proliferation of narcotics.

May 24 11:57

LONDON POLICE LAUNCH FREE SPEECH CRACKDOWN AMID MANCHESTER ATTACK

Metropolitan Police are investigating Twitter users who spoke out against the Manchester attack.

May 24 11:21

US Killed Record Number of Civilians in Past Month of ISIS Strikes: At Least 225 Civilians in the Past Month

The US is eager to brag about their record number of airstrikes in the ISIS war, with the rate of growth in the number of strikes launched limited only by their ability to get enough weapons to drop on people. Officially, the death toll has remained trivial, albeit increasingly non-credible.

NGOs keeping track of the number of civilians the US is killing show a different story, however, with the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights putting the death toll at 225 over the last month, which by their reckoning is the most civilians the US has killed in any one month span of the ISIS war.

That’s a conservative estimate too, even though it’s likely more than 10 times what the Pentagon will admit to. Indeed, Air Wars themselves counted 230 civilians killed in a single US strike in Mosul, and they too recognize that the civilian toll is continuing to rise precipitously

Webmaster's Commentary: 

To the Pentagon and the money junkies, the civilian death toll in these countries is absolutely meaningless; it's just "collateral damage" in the process of regime changing Damascus, and insuring that Iraq's oil is only sold to parties the US wants it sold to, and is sold for US dollars.

May 24 10:52

US Intelligence: Kurdish Independence Is Inevitable

“Kurdish independence is on a trajectory,” wherein it’s not a question of whether the Kurds will form an independent state, but a question of how soon, Defense Intelligence Agency Director Gen. Vincent Stewart told lawmakers on Tuesday.

"Once ISIS is defeated in Mosul, the greatest challenge to the Iraqi government is to reconcile the differences between the Shia-dominated government, the Sunnis out west, and the Kurds up north," he said.

The Kurdish ethnic group, with populations spanning Iraq, Iran, Turkey, Armenia and Syria, includes adherents to Islam, Christianity, Yarsanism, Yazidism, Alevism and Judaism, but a majority of Kurds are Sunni Muslim. There are an estimated 30 million Kurds, considered to be one of the largest stateless groups in the world.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

No, a Kurdish state is not an "inevitability"; it is to be their "reward" for their fighting in Syria against the Syrian troops, and will involve the balkanising of areas in both Syria, and Iraq, i.e., the US government carving up the Middle East to suit their own purposes.

And I have to wonder; did Syria's Bashar al Assad and Iraq's Fuad Masum get the memo yet, that their countries are going to be carved up to accommodate an independent Kurdistan?!?

And with regard to Syria, what is Russia prepared to do to prevent this?!?

May 24 10:43

Donald of Arabia: A Disgusting Spectacle

by Justin Raimondo, May 22, 2017

Has there been a more disgusting spectacle during the four months of this presidency than the sight of Donald Trump slobbering all over the barbarous Saudi monarch and his murderous family of petty princelings? It’s enough to make any normal American retch, especially when one remembers what Trump said about them during the election:

“Saudi Arabia and many of the countries that gave vast amounts of money to the Clinton Foundation want women as slaves and to kill gays. Hillary must return all money from such countries!”

And then there was this tweet:

“Tell Saudi Arabia and others that we want (demand!) free oil for the next ten years or we will not protect their private Boeing 747s. Pay up!”

Now Trump’s son in law, Jared Kushner, is calling up Lockheed-Martin to get a discount for the Saudis, personally brokering the biggest arms deal in US history. What a difference a presidency makes!

May 24 10:29

RUSSIAN JOURNALIST: WHY DOESN'T ISIS EVER ATTACK OR THREATEN ISRAEL? ASSAD: ISRAEL SUPPORTS ALL TERRORISTS IN THE REGION.

President Assad: Not only ISIS, of course, or Daesh, not only al-Nusra; anyone, any terrorist who holds a machine gun and started killing and destroying in Syria was supported by Israel, either indirectly through the logistical support on the frontier, or sometimes by direct intervention by Israel against Syria in different areas in Syria. Why? Because Israel is our enemy, because they occupy our lands, and they look at Syria as enemy of course, and for them they think if they undermine the position of Syria and make it weaker as a whole, as society, as army, as state, that will prevent Israel from moving toward the peace, and the price of the peace is to give back the Golan Heights to Syria. So, for them, Syria will be busy with another issue now, it would be busy to talk about the Golan or the peace process, or even to do anything to get back its land.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Why am I not at all surprised at Al-Assad's assessment here?!?

May 24 10:25

DID SEVERAL DEMOCRATIC IT STAFFERS UNDER INVESTIGATION JUST FLEE TO PAKISTAN?

First a little background. Politico reported the following back in March.

Two House Democrats this week fired technology staffers linked to an ongoing criminal investigation, more than a month after the couple in question was barred from House computer networks.

Rep. Gregory Meeks (D-N.Y.) confirmed to Politico that Hina Alvi’s last day as an IT support staffer in his office was Tuesday. Her husband, Imran Awan, was working for Rep. Marcia Fudge (D-Ohio) as of Tuesday evening, but a spokeswoman for Fudge said midday Wednesday that Awan was no longer an employee.

As of Wednesday, Awan was still working as a technology adviser for Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.), although he’s been blocked from accessing the House computer system since early February.

Alvi, Awan and three other House aides, including Abid Awan and Jamal Awan, relatives of Imran Awan, and Rao Abbas, are all linked to the criminal investigation being conducted by the U.S. Capitol Police.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This...could get interesting! :-)

Apparently, Democrats, as a class, have difficulty in vetting their IT professionals.

And BTW, DNC and Secretary Clinton, where in the world is Brian Pagliano, your IT guy who has "disappeared" (either been murdered, or fled to a country with which the US has no extradition treaty), and is contempt of Congress for refusing to testify?!?

Republicans Hold Hillary’s IT Guy in Contempt of Congress for Refusing to Testify

May 24 10:20

UN Chief: Climate-Aware Businesses Will Dominate Tomorrow’s Economy

(don't be fooled - The REAL definition of Global Warming:
Vladimir Lenin said, “A lie told often enough becomes the truth.” Hitler followed suit: “If you tell a big enough lie and tell it frequently enough, it will be believed.” The world has believed the UN’s lies now accepts them as truth. This is the grand Technocrat delusion. ? TN Editor
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Antonio Guterres, who took over the reins from Ban Ki-Moon at the start of the year, described climate change as the “defining element of our time”. In an interview with Channel 4 news this week, the former Portuguese Prime Minister warned the world could ill-afford to waste any more time on reversing the impacts of global warming.

“Climate change is, to an extent, the defining element of our time,” he said. “These are critical moments. We know that either we act now or we will create irreversible damage to our planet that will make our grandchildren suffer a lot.”

May 24 10:13

Key Democratic Officials Now Warning Base Not to Expect Evidence of Trump/Russia Collusion

FROM MSNBC POLITICS shows to town hall meetings across the country, the overarching issue for the Democratic Party’s base since Trump’s victory has been Russia, often suffocating attention for other issues. This fixation has persisted even though it has no chance to sink the Trump presidency unless it is proven that high levels of the Trump campaign actively colluded with the Kremlin to manipulate the outcome of the U.S. election — a claim for which absolutely no evidence has thus far been presented.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Rachel Maddow has has not only shot herself in the foot for buying into this Russophobia; she has also permanently destroyed any shred of credibility she once had with her viewers and listeners, which is the ultimate cost of spinning lies because your party lost the election.

And Ms. Maddow, a word, please.

Your favorite candidate in this last election, Hillary Clinton, has more personal and financial "baggage" than does Kim Kardashian on a photo shoot; she stole the nomination from Bernie Sanders, courtesy of the machinations of Debbie Wasserman Shultz; as a millionaire, was thoroughly and pathologically incapable of relating to her base; absolutely did not have the temperament to be President; and always reeked with the noxious odor of the "inevitability" of her candidacy leading to the White House.

The bottom line here, is that the DNC was very proud of itself for picking such a truly flawed candidate, expected that they could cram her down the throats of American voters, and cannot at all understand why she lost the election. I sincerely hope it does better next time.

And BTW, DNC, you have such a candidate for 2020 right in your site-lines, if she is not politically disposed of first for her pro-peace leanings; that lady is none other than Hawaiian Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard, for whom I have a great deal of respect.

But of course, the DNC considers her a "traitor" for having backed Bernie Sanders in the last election, and going on a privately funded trip to Syria to see what was really going on there, and her findings were absolutely NOT to the liking of those in the bowels of power in the Unhinged, Surveilled States of America.

The great American comedian Ron White has a wonderful phrase: "You can't fix stupid." And unfortunately, the DNC has been acting stupidly ever since the election, with these charges that Russia "fixed" the American election in Trump's favor, and this is going to come home to bite them, unless they take a very sang-foid look at what happened in last November, and choose to learn from their mistakes.

May 24 09:47

FISA Court Finds "Serious Fourth Amendment Issue" In Obama's "Widespread" Illegal Searches Of American Citizens

A newly released court order from the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISA) found that the National Security Agency, under former President Obama, routinely violated American privacy protections while scouring through overseas intercepts and failed to disclose the extent of the problems until the final days before Donald Trump was elected president last fall. In describing the violations, the FISA court said the illegal searches conducted by the NSA under Obama were "widespread" and created a "very serious Fourth Amendment issue."

These new discoveries come from a recently unsealed FISA court document dated April 26, 2017 and center around a hearing dated October 26, 2017, just days before the 2016 election, in which the FISA court apparently learned for the first time of "widespread" and illegal spying on American citizens by the NSA under the Obama administration.

May 24 09:42

RON PAUL ON THE DRUG WAR: WILL THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION OD ON AUTHORITARIANISM?

Last week Attorney General Jeff Sessions ordered federal prosecutors in drug cases to seek the maximum penalty authorized by federal mandatory minimum sentencing laws. Sessions’ order represents a setback to the progress made toward restoring compassion and common sense to the sentencing process over the past few years. Sessions’ action also guarantees that many nonviolent drug law offenders will continue spending more time in prison than murderers.

Sessions’ support for mandatory minimums is no surprise, as he has a history of fanatical devotion to the drug war. Sessions’ pro-drug war stance is at odds with the reality of the drug war’s failure. Over forty years after President Nixon declared war on drugs, the government cannot even keep drugs out of prisons!

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Part of the problem with the sclerotic, slug-like US governmental system, is that it is pathologically incapable of learning, and incorporating, the successes of other countries in dealing with issues like drugs.

The country of Portugal has been exemplary in how they handled the issue of drugs. What they did was decriminalise a small amount of drugs for personal use, but pushed counseling. And the results of this policy have been extraordinary.

Portugal: what happened after their decriminalisation of drugs, from weed to heroin

But of course, the US government cannot learn from Portugal's success.

And why?!?

Drug money moves in mysterious ways, and I am absolutely certain, cartels have had their influence to keep drugs illegal, to keep the industry's profitability high.

High conviction rates for drug users increase the money that public, and private prisons get for housing them, with generally no rehabilitation, insuring that when they get back on the street, they will re-offend.

And banks love laundering drug money, because they know no one will go to jail for it.

UBS Rap Sheet

Gangster Bankers Too Big to Fail

Awash in cash,
drug cartels rely on big banks to launder profits

So Jeff Sessions has thrown his hat in with the drug cartels, the for profit prisons, and the big banks, by embracing this position, which was utterly predictable, given the man's history.

But the war on drugs has been an utter, brutal, failure in this country; Sessions hypocritically refuses to acknowledge this, and I have to wonder just how much of his personal, financial portfolio is invested in financial institutions which do this kind of money laundering, and in private prisons.

May 24 09:15

Classified Documents Show Obama Spied on Americans for Years

Describing them as “serious constitutional abuses,” a Circa report has revealed that previously top secret documents show that President Barack Obama spied on Americans for years.

The National Security Agency (NSA), according to the report, “routinely violated American privacy protections” and “failed to disclose the extent of the problems until the final days before Donald Trump was elected president.”

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) claim these newly disclosed violations rank as some of the most serious to ever be documented.

May 24 09:14

THE MANCHESTER ATTACK - A BLOWBACK FROM BRITAIN'S TERROR SUPPORT IN LIBYA, SYRIA AND BEYOND

It was eastern Libya from where in March 2011 a tribal insurrection to overthrow the Libyan government was initiated. Weapons were flown in from Qatar and handed out to Jihadists. British special forces were on the ground to help the takfiris of the Libyan Islamic Fighting Group (LIFG) in their attacks towards the Libyan capital in western Libya. The leader of the eastern front was Abdelhakim Belhadj, a long time al-Qaeda member, After Ghaddafi was overthrown with British help al-Qaeda's flag went up over the court house of the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi.

The Islamic State, a splinter part of al-Qaeda, has claimed responsibility for the attack in Manchester. The LIFG was aligned with al-Qaeda.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

That the governments of the US and UK believe, as a general article of geopolitical faith, that the invasions; occupations; and expropriations of the resources of other countries, to which they, and their corporate minions, have utterly no moral right, will not ultimately result in horrific actions like this bombing, demonstrates that they are indulging in "magical thinking".

This form of "magical thinking", in the minds of those in the bowels of power in the "deep state" of both the US and UK governments, means that they believe there will be utterly no consequences for these horrific wars for resources upon which both countries have staked their economic futures.

And you have to understand that, because of the way those in power think, when these barbaric acts happen, against totally innocent civilians, it is simply the cost of doing business; people...are irrelevant, and the US/UK Deep States control what is going on in these countries, and what their people want, peace and prosperity, doesn't matter at all.

The "price" of acts like these, is perfectly acceptable to the leadership in both countries, if the acts are not, in fact, false flags, engineered to persuade citizens to give up what little liberties they have left, and surrender them to the surveillance state to make sure they are "safe".

But I would like to politely point out that all the surveillance in the UK did not prevent this horrific bombing; food for thought for my British cousins.

Money...is the only thing that matters to them.

May 24 07:53

Nothing Runs You Like a Deere. . . (Psst — You don’t own your tractor)

We are allowed to use the land as the sovereign sees fit – and not otherwise. If we use it in ways forbidden, the king – whoops, Uncle – will punish us. He can also just take it from us via another noxious doctrine – that of eminent domain. -- But until recently, we at least owned our incidentals – the small-potatoes stuff, like the clothes on our backs. Our cars. Our tractors, certainly. -- Not anymore.

May 24 07:37

Trump Backs Sunni Radical Islam over Moderate Shi’ism

President Donald Trump signaled to the nations of the Middle East and Muslim world that he strongly backs radical Sunni Islam, mostly embodied by Saudi Arabia’s brand of Wahhabism, over the emerging moderate Shi’ism on display in Iran. Trump’s first visit to another country as president was Saudi Arabia. Trump was also the only president to make Saudi Arabia his first stop after taking office. The decision to honor Saudi Arabia with such U.S. presidential protocol was a calculated one.

May 24 07:36

The conspiracy to kill Trump

The above headline is a metaphor. I am writing to you today about what I see as the political assassination of President Donald J. Trump. Trump’s rallying cry — “America first” — was anathema to the globalists who want the world in sync with their metronome. The New World Order is a global orchestra where every instrument has a precise pitch. If just one piece is not playing in tune for the conductor, the concert is ruined. Former President Barack Obama was never off key. America under Trump’s presidency has shown a propensity to play to a separate beat.

May 24 07:33

The Republic Has Fallen: The Deep State’s Plot to Take Over America Has Succeeded

No doubt about it.The coup d’etat has been successful.
The Deep State—a.k.a. the police state a.k.a. the military industrial complex—has taken over.
The American system of representative government has been overthrown by a profit-driven, militaristic corporate state bent on total control and global domination through the imposition of martial law here at home and by fomenting wars abroad.

When in doubt, follow the money trail.

Enter Donald Trump, the candidate who swore to drain the swamp in Washington DC.

Instead of putting an end to the corruption, however, Trump has paved the way for lobbyists, corporations, the military industrial complex, and the Deep State to feast on the carcass of the dying American republic.

May 23 19:23

Classified documents show Obama illegally spied on Americans for years… Developing…

The National Security Agency under former President Barack Obama routinely violated American privacy protections while scouring through overseas intercepts and failed to disclose the extent of the problems until the final days before Donald Trump was elected president last fall, according to once top-secret documents that chronicle some of the most serious constitutional abuses to date by the U.S. intelligence community.

May 23 15:56

Snooper’s Charter: Majority of public unaware of government online surveillance

Civil liberties group Liberty described the introduction of the measures as a “beacon for despots everywhere”.

Theresa May is also planning to regulate the internet, allowing the government to decide what web users can post, share and publish online.

“The Snooper’s Charter recently passed without fuss from the public,” said Douglas Crawford, digital privacy expert at BestVPN.com.

“Now British intelligence agencies and law enforcement organisations have the power to survey data and digital communications, and online security experts have determined the government now has the ability to spy on us at any time.

“It’s clear the British public has a long way to go in order to become fully informed about the realities of online monitoring. Taking steps to ensure personal privacy is censored should be the first port of call.”

May 23 14:59

The Republic Has Fallen: The Deep State’s Plot to Take Over America Has Succeeded

Start now—in your own communities, in your schools, at your city council meetings, in newspaper editorials, at protests—by pushing back against laws that are unjust, police departments that overreach, politicians that don’t listen to their constituents, and a system of government that grows more tyrannical by the day. -- If you wait until 2020 to rescue our republic from the clutches of the Deep State, it will be too late.

May 23 14:47

It Is Time To Put The ‘Limited’ Back In Limited Government – And Abolishing The EPA Is A Good Place To Start

The constitutional republic that our founders intended to create has become a monster, and it is time to tame that monster and restore the federal government to its proper size and scope. The left loves big government, because it allows them to impose their progressive vision of how the world should work on all the rest of us. This is why so many control freaks are drawn to liberal politics like moths to a flame. Power and control are very addicting drugs, and those that crave these things on the left are never satisfied. That is one of the reasons why the federal government just keeps getting bigger and bigger and bigger. If our constitutional republic is going to survive, we have got to start putting the “limited” back in limited government.

May 23 13:44

Why I Am Still Thanking Mr. Trump!

If it all changes tomorrow, the bits of truth that Donald Trump has already revealed about American society, politics, and the deep state, and his small explosions of personal authority over Washington authoritarianism will always be inspiring. He is serving the nation better than any – any – predecessor before him. Unlike Kennedy, Trump is not quietly and legally wrangling with the deep state from within. He is driving it to madness, into accidental tactical exposure, into revealing its logistics, strategies and generals, and its desperation. This is all we ever asked for, and all we need.

May 23 13:38

Not Remembering the USS Liberty

It is safe to assume that when President Donald Trump lands in Israel Monday, he will not have been briefed on the irrefutable evidence that, nearly 50 years ago – on June 8, 1967 – Israel deliberately attacked the USS Liberty in international waters, killing 34 U.S. sailors and wounding more than 170 other crew. All of Trump’s predecessors – Lyndon Johnson, Richard Nixon, Gerald Ford, Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan, George H.W. Bush, Bill Clinton, George W. Bush and Barack Obama – have refused to address the ugly reality and/or covered up the attack on the Liberty.

May 23 12:26

The Trump collapse scapegoat narrative has now been launched

Ben Bernanke finished his astonishingly honest assessment with a lie. They are indeed doing it again… but this time they have made sure they have a president and an entire political ideal to blame it on.

May 23 10:39

THE PRICE OF HELLFIRE MISSILES: EVERYTHING AMERICANS COULD BUY AT THE COST OF A DRONE STRIKE

As Donald Trump’s plan to Make America Great Again unfolds, there is at least one thing he will not need to worry about because the United States is already greatest at it — spending the most money to kill people. With US defense spending being more than the next 7 countries combined, none of our competitors will be catching up to us anytime soon. In this case, the greatness of the US is beyond question and it comes at a cost — but that is the price we pay for our freedom. And no one can put a price on freedom. But have any of you wondered — if you could put a price on freedom — what its cost would be? Or, in other words — how great exactly is the price of things like Hellfire missiles?

THE COSTS OF FREEDOM:
WHAT ELSE CAN WE BUY AT THE PRICE OF A HELLFIRE MISSILE?

Webmaster's Commentary: 

It is amazing to me that Americans vote, and continue to vote, but absolutely nothing changes; the American Deep State's war agenda continues apace, with more military interventions through which foreign resources are expropriated, to which this country and its corporate minions have utterly no moral right; regimes are toppled and changed to insure that they are Western-centric (at least, nominally); those resources are only sold in US dollars; and countries get balkanized, and left in chaos and ruins, in order to insure that they will never again be an "existential threat" to the United States, militarily or economically.

If you want want an example of this, writ large, just please remember what happened to Libya's Qaddafi, when he was about to announce that his country's oil was going to be sold in a national Libyan currency, the gold dinar, rather than US dollars; his country got invaded, and he got assassinated.

No one wants to talk about this, but at this point in this country's history, it appears that citizens of this country are absolutely not in any degree of control over it, whatsoever.

Yes, we have these elaborate, Kabuki-drama style national, and state, elections; but at the end of the day, it is the corporations which buy candidates to craft legislation to their liking, and the Deep American State, which are in control.

The country I thought I knew, no longer exists, outside of a complete fantasy construct; and I feel like an alien in my own land.

My eyes wide open to the brutal reality I see, where the most fragile in our society are simply abandoned, and am anticipating a very terrifying, martial future in the days and years to come.

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