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May 09 19:07

Breaking: Syrian military launches new wave of missiles into occupied Golan Heights

BEIRUT, LEBANON (4:10 A.M.) – At approximately 4:05 A.M. (Damascus Time), the Syrian military launched a fresh wave of missiles towards the occupied Golan Heights.

May 09 15:52

Breaking: Massive confrontation breaks out between Israeli and Syrian forces near occupied Golan Heights

BEIRUT, LEBANON (1:30 A.M.) – At approximately 1:00 A.M. (Damascus Time), the Israeli military fired several artillery shells towards the Syrian Arab Army’s (SAA) positions in the Al-Quneitra Governorate city of Al-Ba’ath.

The Syrian Army responded by firing missiles towards an IDF base in the occupied Golan Heights – no confirmation on whether or not anything hit its target.

May 09 14:58

BREAKING: Video of projectiles being launched from Syria toward Israeli targets moments ago. Sirens have sounded in the Golan Heights. Explosions also heard in the Golan region in the past few minutes.

May 09 11:32

War Codes in Trump’s Iran Proclamation

Today President Trump announced that he was canceling US participation in the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JPCOA) otherwise known as the Iran nuclear deal. The president’s assertions were ludicrous and factually incorrect, but the neocons who were no doubt behind the speech have never been all that wedded to the truth. It became obvious fairly on that Trump’s rationale was not to be taken seriously, when he cited last week’s comical stage performance by Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu that “Iran Lied” about its nuclear program.

Netanyahu’s fairy tale required us to believe that the Iranians were storing their most sensitive national security (paper) documents and compact discs in an unguarded desert hut, which the crack Israeli team of intelligence operatives were able to discover and remove by the truckload right under the noses of what they claim is among the most totalitarian “regimes” on earth.

May 09 10:06

This Land is Mine

May 09 09:34

America's Only Choices: Jewish Communism or Jewish Zionism

The article below is a reminder that George Soros pushed through the Iran nuclear deal much to the consternation of Benjamin Netanyahu. Trump came to his rescue. Trump announced his candidacy in June 2015, just as Iran was being finalized. The only reason Americans got an alternative to Clinton was due to this schism in World Jewry between Communists and Zionists. The Communists, led by George Soros, and fronted by Obama and Clinton, represent the disintegration of the nation-state, including Israel. The nationalists led by Netanyahu and fronted by Trump represents a handful of powerful nation-states dominated by Israel. This is a disagreement between Masonic lodges. In Trump, Americans are getting the crumbs from Israel's table.

May 09 09:30

Risking World War For Israel:Series of articles.

Those who cry wolf over the deal and want to attack Iran are only following the diktats of the Israeli terrorist-in-chief Benjamin Netanyahu. After all, he’s their god and whatever he says goes – that’s the only explanation for their idiotic stand. Watch this video of Netanyahu lambasting Iran in the US Congress, or not – after all, who can stand to watch that demonic and arrogant cad ordering the US around.

Consequently, when the Middle East is set ablaze and millions of people lose their lives, the world will know who to haul at The Hague for crimes against humanity.

https://biblicisminstitute.files.wordpress.com/2014/07/trump-and-netan...

May 09 09:01

Judicial Watch Scores New Victory for 76-Year-Old Veteran Criminally Prosecuted for Allegedly Taking Photos of American Flags at Veterans Affairs Facility

Judicial Watch today announced that the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California has affirmed a U.S. Magistrate Judge’s April 11, 2017, dismissal of criminal charges against Judicial Watch client Robert L. Rosebrock, who was prosecuted for allegedly taking “unauthorized” photographs of American Flags at an entrance to a park on the Los Angeles VA campus (United States of America v. Robert L. Rosebrock (No. 2:17-cr-00262)).

The magistrate judge ruled in Rosebrock’s favor on First Amendment grounds. The District Court affirmed the magistrate judge’s dismissal of the charges, but held that the plain language of the regulation under which Rosebrock was prosecuted did not prohibit unauthorized “news” photography anywhere on VA property.

May 09 08:36

Highlights of the 2018 Victory Day Parade in Moscow

A massive military parade was held in Moscow to commemorate the 73rd anniversary of the Soviet victory in the Great Patriotic War (1941-1945) against Nazi Germany in the European theater of World War II; Russia showcased many of its advanced, recently-developed weapons and displayed the might of its armed forces to the world.

May 09 08:35

Once Upon A Time Long Ago Truth Was Important

I wonder how many people, not just Americans but those in other countries, have come to the conclusion that the United States today is a less free and less aware society than the societies in the dystopian novels of the 20th century or in movies such as The Matrix and V for Vendetta. Just as people in the dystopian novels had no idea of their real situation, few Americans do either.

What are we to make of the extraordinary war crimes committed by the United States in the 21st century that have destroyed in whole or part seven countries, resulting in millions of dead, maimed, orphaned, and displaced peoples? Consider, for example, the latest Washington war crime, the illegal attack on Syria. Instead of protesting this illegality, the American media egged it on, cheering impending death and destruction.

May 09 08:07

Syrian state media says Israel attacked just after U.S. quit Iran deal

JERUSALEM/BEIRUT (Reuters) - Syrian state media accused Israel of launching missiles at a target near Damascus on Tuesday, shortly after U.S. President Donald Trump announced he was quitting the Iranian nuclear deal, a move that had prompted Israel to go on high alert.

The Israeli military said that, upon identifying “irregular activity” by Iranian forces in Syria, it instructed civic authorities on the Golan Heights to ready bomb shelters, deployed new defenses and mobilized some reservist forces.

Israel’s top general, Gadi Eizenkott, canceled a scheduled appearance at an annual security conference and was conferring with Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman and other national security chiefs, officials said.

Trump’s hard tack against the nuclear deal, while welcomed by Israel, has stirred fears of a possible regional flare-up.

May 09 07:50

U.S. Navy’s Costliest Warship Suffers New Failure at Sea

The Gerald R. Ford, the U.S. Navy’s costliest warship, suffered a new failure at sea that forced it back to port and raised fresh questions about the new class of aircraft carriers.

The previously undisclosed problem with a propulsion system bearing, which occurred in January but has yet to be remedied, comes as the Navy is poised to request approval from a supportive Congress to expedite a contract for a fourth carrier in what was to have been a three-ship class. It’s part of a push to expand the Navy’s 284-ship fleet to 355 as soon as the mid-2030s.

It was the second failure in less than a year with a “main thrust bearing” that’s part of the $12.9 billion carrier’s propulsion system. The first occurred in April 2017, during sea trials a month before the vessel’s delivery.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

A thrust bearing is a bearing that transfers the forward thrust of the ship's propellers to the hull, rather than have that stress handled directly by the engines. It's theoretically a well-established piece of engineering used by all large ships. Repairing it requires dry-docking the ship.

May 09 07:46

With Older F-35s 'On Life Support,' Wing Struggles to Train Pilots

One of the busiest F-35 Joint Strike Fighter training units is hoping the U.S. Air Force can help relieve some of the pressures of training student pilots with ineffective resources.

The 33rd Fighter Wing, the leading training wing for F-35 student pilots, hopes it will receive additional F-35A aircraft, along with considerable upgrades to its existing fleet, to keep up with training demands, said Col. Paul Moga, commander of the 33rd Fighter Wing here.

"Right now, production is king. We've got to find ways to solve this aircrew crisis, and our contribution to that is getting our students through the training program as quickly as possible," Moga said, referring to the service's ongoing pilot shortage.

May 09 07:45

After string of fatal crashes, Air Force orders safety stand down

In the wake of a series of troubling aircraft mishaps and crashes ? several of which have been fatal ? Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Dave Goldfein has ordered a one-day safety stand down for all flying and maintenance wings.

“I am directing this operational safety review to allow our commanders to assess and discuss the safety of our operations and to gather feedback from our airmen who are doing the mission every day,” Goldfein said in the Tuesday news release.

The Air Force said the service “is taking swift action to ensure the safety of its force” following the recent crashes, including the May 2 crash of a WC-130 Hercules that killed nine airmen from the Puerto Rico Air National Guard.

May 09 07:44

Former US Air Force head details decision to cut maintenance budgets in 2013

With the U.S. military facing a rising tide of aviation mishaps, the decision to cut maintenance budgets in 2013 continues to loom large as a potentially historic moment for the Pentagon.

While it is not the sole culprit, voices both inside and outside the Pentagon concede the mandatory budget cuts imposed in 2013 by sequestration caused significant damage to the military’s ability to sustain and maintain its aircraft, contributing to year-over-year increases in aviation mishaps.

Eric Fanning was acting secretary of the Air Force when sequestration became law of the land. He had a first-hand look at the process the service experienced. In a recent interview with Defense News, he acknowledged the operations and maintenance accounts were disproportionately impacted by the cuts ? but said there was no other realistic option.

May 09 07:15

FORMER DEFENSE MINISTERS: ISRAEL MUST PREPARE FOR ‘WAR BETWEEN WARS’

Former Israeli defense ministers Moshe Ya’alon and Moshe Arens emphasized on Tuesday the importance of conducting “war between wars,” in order to maintain Israel’s readiness for future military conflicts against its enemies.

Ya’alon, speaking alongside three-time defense minister Arens at the IDC Herzliya Conference, said that the Israeli security establishment had progressed from its “conceptual limitation of always preparing for the previous war” and is no longer resting on its laurels, and is instead looking towards evolving, future threats.

May 09 07:09

US Congress wants troops to learn Russian, mistakenly calls it ‘East Asian language’

The US Congress has directed the Pentagon to improve the military’s knowledge of Russian but mistakenly listed the language as “East Asian” – along with Chinese and Korean.

The House Armed Services committee demanded that the Pentagon chief James Mattis take charge of improving the troops’ command of Chinese, Korean and Russian, as it unveiled a proposal for a new National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for the Fiscal Year 2019.

May 08 19:07

Flashback: No Money for Education or Health, But US Defense Spending to Hit $700Bn Annually

The US Senate has approved a US$80 billion increase to the country's defense budget, dragging funds to US$700 billion annually.

May 08 14:32

US officials growing increasingly concerned Iran could attack Israel

There are increasing concerns Iran is on the cusp of an attack against Israel, several US military officials told CNN.

Intelligence is not clear on when an attack could come and what form it would take, they said, with one official noting that "if there is an attack it might not be immediately clear it's Iran."

The US is watching very closely to see if Iranian-backed actions could come from inside Syria or Lebanon, or even from inside Iran itself, though that would be considered a major military escalation.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Get ready for the false-flag to kick this all off!

May 08 14:29

ALL WARS ARE BANKERS' WARS!

I know many people have a great deal of difficulty comprehending just how many wars are started for no other purpose than to force private central banks onto nations, so let me share a few examples, so that you understand why the US Government is mired in so many wars against so many foreign nations. There is ample precedent for this.

The United States fought the American Revolution primarily over King George III's Currency act, which forced the colonists to conduct their business only using printed bank notes borrowed from the Bank of England at interest.

Benjamin Franklin, acting as the colonies' representative to Britain, argued against this move in 1763.

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May 08 12:48

On the subject of war - Hal Holbrook in "Mark Twain Tonight!" (1967)

May 08 12:45

WHY IS THE U.S. MILITARY OCCUPYING BASES ACROSS AFRICA?

In recent months, many Americans have been surprised to learn that the U.S. has an extensive military presence in Africa. An intelligence snafu over fitness tracker data produced by U.S. soldiers using Fitbits and other devices while running laps provided a clear snapshot of their deployments. In November 2017, fitness database Strava produced a Global Heatmap showing popular exercise routes as glowing yellow streaks. The streaks revealed loops around airstrips in remote areas across sub-Saharan Africa that are the undeniable traces of U.S. or European troops staying in shape.

May 08 12:16

Israel on Edge Over Possible Missile Attack by Iran After April Strike - Reports

Israeli security officials believe Iran may be preparing a missile attack in retaliation for the April 9 strike on Syria’s T-4 airbase, in which seven Iranians were killed.

Israeli media reported Sunday, citing defense officials, that Tel Aviv is bracing for possible missile strikes by Iran from sites inside Syria.

According to security personnel, Iran is likely to attempt a retaliatory missile attack against military targets in northern Israel following last month's strike on the T-4 base in Syria.

In Sept. 2012, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel shows an illustration as he describes his concerns over Iran's nuclear ambitions during his address to the 67th session of the United Nations General Assembly at U.N. headquarters.

Things to Know About Israel's Alleged Top-Secret Nuclear Program

Webmaster's Commentary: 

No, Iran is not going to haul off and attack Israel, either in Syria or Israel proper. It's government in Tehran is many things, but stupid is not one of them.

What Israel is attempting to do is create a false flag, to be blamed on Iran, as the justification for attacking it, and bringing it the US in on its side, militarily.

And unfortunately, Netanyahu's ventrilloquist dummy, here in the US, AKA President Trump, has just made it very painfully clear this morning, that the US's withdrawal from the P5+1, and the sanctions which will ensue, are the US government's prelude to a war against Iran.

Just because something isn't the most ham-fistedly, pig-headedly stupid thing the US government could do, is no guarantee that it will not do it, and President Trump's speech about the US withdrawing from the P5+1 deal, is no exception to this very dark reality. He is making claims about Iran's actions and capacities which bear absolutely no basis in reality.

The IAEA, which is staffed by amazinglingly bright people, has looked at the suspected facility, and said that there is no "there" there. And if that is what the IAEA is telling the world, I would very much tend to believe them. What Netanyahu and Trump are doing is tantamount to calling members of the IAEA, in their inspections of Iran's nuclear facilities, idiots and liers, and members of this organization is neither.

With a potential corruption indictment hanging over his head, Netanyahu is going to want to jump start this war as quickly as possible, which is most probably the reason President Trump made the decert announcement today, rather than wait until this coming Saturday, 12 May, which was the actual deadline.

Look for this war to generate the revival of the draft in this country, and this time, the US military will be coming after both our young women, as well as our young men. And here is how I see the forces lining up; China, Russia, and Iran on one side, with the US; NATO, Saudi Arabia, and Israel on the other. There is no way that this will be allowed to stay regional; my sense is, it will go global in a heartbeat.

May 08 12:08

IN TIMES OF WAR: A PRAYER FOR PEACE - CLAIRE K. RIVERO

Webmaster's Commentary: 

With yet another war looming, I figured it was time for a repost.

May 08 11:52

US forbids Ukraine from using Javelin missile systems in Donbas

The U.S. imposed restrictions on the use of Javelin anti-tank missile systems in the Donbas, which Washington supplied to Ukraine, as stated by Georgiy Tuka, the deputy minister for the temporarily occupied territories and internally displaced persons of Ukraine, on the Pryamoy channel.

According to him, one of the terms of the contract to supply the missile systems was “not to use these complexes directly on the contact line.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Forgive me, but in the language of my late Grandmother, with the delivery of these weapons, "the horse is already out of the barn", and I seriously doubt this prohibition is going to have any real effect on how, or where, these are used.

May 08 11:20

Trump will announce plans to pull out of Iran nuclear deal despite pleas from European leaders

President Trump will announce Tuesday that he is withdrawing from the international nuclear deal with Iran and reimposing U.S. sanctions against Tehran, according to people familiar with the matter.

Trump’s decision, to be announced at the White House at 2 p.m., follows the failure of last-ditch efforts by Britain, France and Germany to convince him that his concerns about “flaws” in the accord could be addressed without violating its terms or ending it altogether.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Trump is on TV now showering us all with propaganda about the "lunacy" of Iran.

Please keep in mind that Trump is President of the only nation to have ever USED nuclear weapons of mass destruction against the civilians of another country.

May 08 11:09

SAUDI AIRSTRIKES TARGET YEMEN’S PRESIDENTIAL COMPOUND IN BUSY RESIDENTIAL DISTRICT

The death toll following Saudi coalition airstrikes targeting the presidential in the densely populated neighborhood of Al-Tahrir in Yemen’s capital, Sana’a, has risen to more than 90 people, including schoolchildren, according to a statement to MintPress by an official from Yemen’s Ministry of Health. Local hospitals received 86 injuries, but rescuers are still struggling to retrieve bodies from the rubble, so the number of victims could rise.
The destruction in Tahrir, the second largest residential and commercial area in Sana`a, was extensive. Two airstrikes hit the building, located near a hotel, a bank and several shops, and not far from the central bank, which was bustling with employees at that time.

The principal of the Gamal Abdel Nasser School, close to the presidential compound, told MintPress that a number of students sustained injuries, adding that the huge blasts threw students into a sudden panic, prompting school authorities to suspend ongoing exams.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The genocidal maniac, The B.O.Y.(Butcher of Yemen, aka the Saudi Prince Bin Salman), loves big numbers; he must be particularly pleased with the number of children his military have killed or crippled for life with these stikes. After all, killing the children of a country means that you are also killing the future of that country.

As long as I am breathing, I must continue to peacefully witness to Saudi war crimes in Yemen, aided and abetted by the US tgovernment and its military.

I don't know about our readers and listeners, but I am very morally uncomfortable, being the citizen of a country which participates in war crimes. Unfortunately, Mike and I are too old, and too broke, to imigrate to a more civilised country which does not indulge in this behaviour.

May 08 09:23

Bye-Bye America! You’re a Fail! - Israeli Expert on US Technological Backwardness

May 08 09:10

FLUORINATED CHEMICALS TAINT WATER AT SCORES OF MILITARY BASES, NEIGHBORING COMMUNITIES: DOD DISCLOSES LOCATIONS FOR FIRST TIME

The Defense Department has for the first time disclosed the locations of military installations where tap water or groundwater on or off base is contaminated with highly toxic fluorinated chemicals. But the list is incomplete, naming only locations where water is polluted above the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) "safe" level for tap water, which is well above levels found safe by independent scientists and regulations in a growing number of states.

May 08 00:04

Pimps in Our Midst -- (Promoting the military)

Uncle Sam is seeking young men and women who are willing to hire themselves out to perform illicit acts for him. Things like invade countries, occupy countries, make widows and orphans, fight foreign wars, kill civilians, launch preemptive strikes, fight unjust wars, change regimes, nation building, fight immoral wars, police the world, intervene in other countries, fight unnecessary wars, take sides in civil wars, fight undeclared wars, and destroy foreign industry, culture, and infrastructure. -- Military recruiters are the middlemen who help to facilitate this. They are the pimps in our midst. How else are you going to describe them? They pimp for Uncle Sam. That is their job. They try to convince recruits that military service is honorable. They extol the pay and benefits of military service. They do everything but tell the truth about war and the military.

May 07 23:55

Do Americans Want To Die For Israel? -- Paul Craig Roberts

That is what it all the lies told about Iran are about. By creating a bogyman out of Iran, Israel can build up the American public’s support for US military action against Iran. --- The Saker says that “Americans should ask themselves—Do I want to die for Israel?”

May 07 12:12

Rand Paul: Congress Moves to Give the President Unlimited War Powers

In the near future, Congress will debate a new Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUMF). I use the word “debate” lightly. So far, no hearings have been scheduled, and no testimony is likely to be heard unless something changes. That’s a shame, because this is a serious matter, and this is a deeply flawed AUMF.

For some time now, Congress has abdicated its responsibility to declare war. The status quo is that we are at war anywhere and anytime the president says so.

So Congress—in a very Congress way of doing things—has a “solution.” Instead of reclaiming its constitutional authority, it instead intends to codify the unacceptable, unconstitutional status quo.

It is clear upon reading the AUMF, put forward by Senators Tim Kaine and Bob Corker, that it gives nearly unlimited power to this or any other president to be at war whenever he or she wants, with minimal justification and no prior specific authority.

May 07 09:58

“FAR ALAMO”. Short Film.

Need a laugh this morning. John Wayne and The Magnificent Seven with Clint Eastwood save Planet Earth!

’The Alamo » is attacked by BUGS!
When John Wayne meets Paul Verhoeven…

May 07 09:34

FLASHBACK - New War in the Middle East? - Washington Is Dancing To the Tune Being Played by Israel

How many Americans are aware that every two years the United States military engages in large scale exercises with the Israeli Defense Forces that simulate wars against Israel’s neighbors? Three thousand American soldiers are in Israel right now involved in maneuvers that are focused on countering a missile attack from Lebanon. When the exercise, known as Juniper Cobra, was run in 2016 the U.S. commander Lt. Gen. Timothy Ray, who appeared to confuse American national security with that of a small Middle Eastern state, described it as the European Command’s “highest priority” drill that year. He then added that “this exercise increases our military readiness, but just as importantly it also signals our resolve to support Israel.”

May 07 09:25

Congressman wants answers on extremist activity in the military

A Minnesota congressman wants full details on what the military knows about extremist activity within its own ranks following news reports detailing at least three service members with ties to a white supremacist group.

Rep. Keith Ellison, a Democrat who was the first Muslim to be elected to Congress, set a letter to Defense Secretary Jim Mattis late last week asking for information on any investigations into troops’ extremist activities and “steps currently being taken to screen recruits for extremist ties” by the end of the month. He calls the problem an urgent threat to the armed forces.

“Although Department of Defense guidance clearly prohibits discrimination and extremist behavior, it appears that some service members are still able to join and actively participate in extremist organizations,” the letter stated, adding he sees evidence that “volunteers with seemingly credible ties to the white supremacist movement are being allowed to enter the military.”

May 07 09:16

The BIG lie that led us into WWI

Why did the US get involved with WWI? It was largely based on an emotional response to 128 American dying on the Lusitania.

The reason it outraged so many people was that it was full of civilians, and not thought to have been containing weapons.

The rules of war at the time were that ships containing weapons were free game.

When the shipwreck was discovered later on, tons of US-made weapons were found on the ship.

May 07 09:02

The US Navy’s new command puts Russia in the crosshairs

A sharp increase in Russian naval activity in the Arctic and north Atlantic in the years since its invasion of eastern Ukraine has prompted the U.S. Navy to resurrect a command it disestablished seven years ago.

At a ceremony marking Adm. Phil Davidson’s change of command with Adm. Chris Grady as the head of U.S. Fleet Forces Command, Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John Richardson announced the Navy was set to re-establish the 2nd Fleet.

May 07 09:01

Navy establishes aerial drone squadron

As the need and scope of the military’s unmanned systems continues to grow, the Navy plans to establish a command devoted to aviation drones this fall.

Air Test and Evaluation Squadron Two Four (UX24) will come into existence at Webster Outlying Field in Maryland in October, according to an OPNAV instruction issued in April.

UX24’s mission will involve providing research, development, testing and other support for Navy and Marine Corps drone systems.

May 07 09:00

Germany has a 'massive problem' that has reportedly knocked almost all of its Eurofighter Typhoon fighter jets out of commission

The German air force is dealing with a "massive problem" that has left all but four of its 128 Eurofighter Typhoon fighter jets unavailable for combat missions, according to a May 2 report by German news outlet Spiegel.

German engineers are worried about the jets' DASS defense system, which warns pilots of potential attack, because of cooling liquid seen leaking from the wingtip pod that contains sensors. The problem appeared about six months ago.

The problem centers on a specific component, called a "grease nipple," that is part of the system that cools the wingtip pods. Technicians were able to replace the malfunctioning pods, according to Spiegel, but supplies of the component are limited because the primary supplier needs to be recertified after a change in its ownership.

May 07 08:49

Pompeo Rocks the Middle East: Lessons from a Former CIA Officer for the Secretary of State

Former Central Intelligence Agency Director Mike Pompeo has recently completed his first trip to the Middle East as U.S. Secretary of State. Perhaps not surprisingly as President Donald Trump appears prepared to decertify the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) limiting Iran’s nuclear program creating a possible casus belli, much of what Pompeo said was focused on what was alleged to be the growing regional threat posed by Iran both in conventional terms and due to its claimed desire to develop a nuclear weapon.

The Secretary of State met with heads of state or government as well as foreign ministers in Saudi Arabia, Israel and Jordan during his trip. He did not meet with the Palestinians, who have cut off contact with the Trump Administration because they have “nothing to discuss” with it in the wake of the decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.

May 07 07:46

'Too tough on terrorists': Trump defends under-fire CIA Director nominee Haspel

Now the idiot comes out foursquare in favor of torture!
Try supporting The Constitution and The Bill of Rights!
Try loving America!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9kFUNZ_8dKA

US President Donald Trump took to Twitter Monday to defend his nominee for the CIA directorship, Gina Haspel. Trump argued that Haspel was “too tough on terrorists” for the Democrats.
"My highly respected nominee for CIA Director, Gina Haspel, has come under fire because she was too tough on Terrorists,” Trump tweeted. “Think of that, in these very dangerous times, we have the most qualified person, a woman, who Democrats want OUT because she is too tough on terror. Win Gina!"

May 06 19:17

Syrian soldier and social media personality @wassim_syrian has stepped on a land mine

Partisangirl ????????
@Partisangirl
Syrian soldier and social media personality @wassim_syrian has stepped on a land mine while fighting #ISIS in #Yarmouk and has lost both his legs. #Syria

May 06 10:13

As US Military Effectiveness And Diplomacy Fade, Many Countries Start Ignoring Washington

Diplomatic work continues in some of the areas with the highest geopolitical tensions in the world. In recent days there have been high-level meetings and contacts between Turkey, Iran and Russia over the situation in Syria; meetings between Modi and Xi Jinping to ease tensions between India and China; and finally, the historic meeting between Moon Jae-in and Kim Jong-un. The common component in all these meetings is the absence of the United States, which may explain the excellent progress that has been seen.

May 06 09:43

WWII Immortal Regiment Commemorative Marches Begin in US Cities

The Immortal Regiment Commemorative marches, marking the 73th anniversary of the end of the World War II, began in the United States.

The first marches of people holding the portraits of their relatives who had fought in the war were held on Saturday on the East Coast.

The marches will be held in more than 20 US cities this year. The largest event is in New York, where it has now been held for four years in a row.

May 06 09:38

It is 1938 Again: But It's the Neocons and Not Russia Who Are the Threat

'It's 1938 all over again'. 'X, Y, Z, (insert name of latest Official Bad Guy ) is the New Hitler' 'Appeasement won't work- we have to take action!'

Sounds familiar? These phrases have been Neocon mantras for nearly 20 years now. The great irony is that what they're saying is true. We are at a '1938 moment' Appeasement won't work. We do need to take action. Against the NeoCons themselves.

Back in 2003, I warned in the New Statesman that the illegal invasion of Iraq wouldn't be 'the war to end all wars' but would be followed by threats to Libya and Syria.

May 06 08:16

Karl Marx Was Rothschilds' Third Cousin

Karl Heinrich Marx (5 May 1818 - 14 March 1883), was a 19th century Jewish political ideologue who presented himself to the world as a journalist and economist. He is best known for subverting the nascent Socialist movement, likely as an agent of his cousin Rothschild; and on instructions from his mentor Moses Hess, creating a supposedly "scientific" theory known as Marxism.

Marx came from a long line of Jewish rabbis. He lived in Dean Street, London in squalor. He used to visit the Red Lion Pub at Great Windmill Street, Soho where he and Friedrich Engels were asked to write what became the Communist Manifesto. His best known work is the book Das Kapital, which fails to mention that money is printed out of thin air and by his cousins, the Rothschilds.

May 05 10:43

UK drones firing organ-destroying ‘vacuum bombs’ on the rise in Syria - FOI request reveals (VIDEO)

The UK is ‘indiscriminately’ using thermobaric missiles as part of its ongoing air war in Syria, a Freedom of Information (FoI) request has revealed.
The Ministry of Defence (MoD) admitted, for the first time, using thermobaric weapons during strikes carried out by Royal Air Force MQ-9 Reaper drones during missions in January and February, in response to the FoI request by anti-war campaign group Drone Wars UK.

Thermobaric weapons, known colloquially as “vacuum bombs,” differ from conventional munitions - which cause damage by spreading shrapnel - as they create a high-temperature explosion with an extremely powerful blast radius. The pressure created causes severe internal damage to the organs of people caught in the blast radius.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

So the British military and government haven't stopped using these bombs; they just redefined them.

More proof positive that the British Prime Minister May and MOD Gavin Williamson, have collectively had their conscience surgically removed.

May 05 10:38

IN DEPTH: Germany’s Anti-War Movement – Then And Now

On March 22, 1983 approximately 1.3 Million people were protesting across Germany in all major cities. People holding each others hands and thereby forming sometimes 100km-long chains between cities, were impressively making the point that the majority of the German people was rejecting the NATO policy of putting Germany at the forefront of their ‘Nuclear Game of Chicken’.

May 05 10:32

Kirov Class Battle Cruiser: The World's Largest Surface Combatant

The USA dominates the seas when it comes to its massive nuclear powered aircraft carriers and lumbering amphibious assault ships, but Russia takes the prize for the largest and most heavily armed surface combatant, the mighty Kirov Class Battle Cruiser.

May 05 10:31

Is Stealth Useless?

May 05 10:23

US AIR FORCE REVEALS LOCATIONS WHERE SECRETIVE B-21 STEALTH BOMBER WILL BE DEPLOYED

The B-21 Raider - the US Air Force's secretive, next-generation, long-range stealth bomber - will be deployed to three US air force bases for testing once it finally rolls off the production line some time during the middle of the next decade, according to Sputnik.

The bomber, which was once known as the Long Range Strike Bomber (or LRS-B), will be deployed at the Whiteman Air Force Base in Missouri, the Ellsworth Air Force Base in South Dakota and the Dyess Air Force Base in Texas.

US Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson explained that, since these bases have hosted older American bombers before, they would be well-suited to host the Raider.

Details about the B-21, including the cost of the program and how much the government has already been spent on R&D are shrouded in mystery. Indeed, the Pentagon has said that it could tip its hand to America's enemies just by revealing how much the bomber cost.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

If there ever was a country on the face of the planet (except for, perhaps, Israel) which desperately needs a department of peace, and right the hell now, it is the Unhinged, Surveilled State of Amerika.

May 05 10:18

PENTAGON SEEKS $300 MILLION IN WEAPONS FOR 65,000 US-BACKED FORCES IN SYRIA

While US “relief funds” are frozen in Syria, the Pentagon continues to seek massive amounts of funding for its military operations in the country. This includes a request for $300 million in weapons to give to “partner forces” in Syria.

This amounts to enough arms for 65,000 fighters. This is expected to center on the Syrian Democratic Forces, which is to say, almost entirely the Kurdish YPG. The US has been arming the YPG for years now as part of its Syria operations.

This is being sought in spite of repeated US assurances to Turkey that their arming of the YPG was temporary. With ISIS virtually wiped out in Syria, the YPG no longer has offensive goals fitting into US plans for Syria, and rather is focused chiefly on fighting a Turkish invasion of northern Syria.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The US is very obviously preparing to instigate more war in Syria.

Understanding this, one has to wonder; just how will Russia's President Putin respond, if this funding is approved, and when, and how will he act to counter this?!? The man is a master chess player, not only with the game itself, but also with international policy.

Because remember: Russia was invited, by Syria's Al Assad government, to work with its military in getting rid of the western-trained and funded jihadists; the United States ... was not.

May 05 10:10

YEMENI REBELS BEGIN ATTACKING SAUDI OIL INFRASTRUCTURE: YOU KNOW WHAT THAT MEANS

The Houthi rebels in Yemen, officially known as Ansurallah, have vowed to intensify rocket attacks on Saudi Arabia’s critical oil infrastructure, warning that they are now manufacturing their own ballistic missiles to achieve those aims, the Financial Times reports.

The threat comes at a time when Houthi attacks on Saudi Arabia have begun to increase. Just this Saturday, Saudi Arabia’s air defense system intercepted four ballistic missiles over the southwestern region of Jizan. The debris of those missiles reportedly killed one person. Just a week prior, two other missiles were launched at the Saudi Arabian Oil Company (Aramco) facilities on the Red Sea.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Translation: the US government and military is going to double down in this illegal and immoral war, and Yemen may soon be getting carpet bombed for its insistence that the Saudis get out.

And then, we had the following, ominous headline from zerohedge, dateline yesterday:

GREEN BERETS ARE NOW ON THE GROUND ASSISTING THE SAUDI WAR ON YEMEN IN "A MARKED ESCALATION"

May 05 09:26

HOISTING THE FALSE FLAG: REMARKABLE RECENT ARTICLE IN THE BOSTON GLOBE GIVES A BRIEF HISTORY OF FALSE FLAG OPERATIONS

Throughout history, false flag operations have been used to provide casus belli — a justification for war.

May 05 07:40

Selco: How to Defend Your Home and Yourself When the SHTF

How will you defend your home and yourself when the SHTF and there's no law except survival? Selco has advice based on his personal experience.

May 04 09:50

Pompeo is real hawk on Iran & will reinforce Trump’s worst tendencies – Peter Kuznick

Afghanistan was a distraction for George W. Bush and North Korea is the same for Donald Trump. While the former set his sights on Iraq, Trump is after Iran – so says Peter Kuznick, a history professor at American University.

Former CIA Director Mike Pompeo was officially made Washington's top diplomat for foreign policy Wednesday after he was sworn in as the new secretary of state. He's been given a strong endorsement by President Trump – in stark contrast to his predecessor Rex Tillerson who was often at odds with the commander in chief.

After a series of overseas trips, Pompeo will spend the next several weeks in Washington attempting to pick up where Tillerson left off. However, Kuznick fears US foreign policy might take on a more hostile approach under Pompeo.

May 04 08:33

10 SEALs Set to be Separated from the Service for failing Drug Tests; Investigation Underway

en enlisted Navy SEALs and a sailor who supported Navy special warfare are in the process of being administratively discharged from the service for testing positive for cocaine or methamphetamines, USNI News has learned.

The sailors, assigned to East Coast Naval Special Warfare units, failed a series of regular drug screenings over March and April, a spokesperson told USNI News on Thursday.

“During a number of command drug tests from March to April 2018, 11 service members from East Coast-based Naval Special Warfare units tested positive for controlled substances,” Cmdr. Tamara Lawrence said in a statement.

May 04 08:30

Kent State/Jackson State murders

Obama’s super-progressive administration refused to re-open the investigation in the government murders of students carried out on the campuses of Kent State and Jackson State.

The evidence is crystal clear that the shooting were not “accidental.” The order to shoot was given on the scene and given that the commanders were never investigated or charged, the only possible assumption is their orders came from higher up.

A terror campaign waged against civilians by a criminal government.

May 04 08:15

‘You’re only supposed to buy NATO-compatible weapons’ – State Dept to Turkey over Russian S-400 deal

Being a NATO member apparently means you can only buy arms and military hardware that the US-led bloc approves. At least, that’s what the State Department said in its latest warning to Ankara over an S-400 air-defense system deal.

The new warning came on Thursday from US State Department spokesperson Heather Nauert, who said that Washington has “serious concerns about Turkey’s potential acquisition” of the S-400 anti-aircraft systems.

May 04 04:56

YEMEN - MASSACRES AND ASSASSINATIONS TRIGGER A NEW PHASE OF WAR

In mid April some 20+ of Sudanese soldiers were killed in an ambush in northern Yemen. Sudan, which sent up to 10,000 soldiers to Yemen in hope of Saudi money, is reconsidering its engagement. The Gulf states had promised investments in Sudan and the lifting of U.S. sanction in exchange for sending cannon fodder. Neither happened.

May 04 04:02

US troops in Afghanistan ‘are the real Mujahideen’ – US Marines chief

American troops in Afghanistan are apparently fighting for holy jihad. At least that’s the logical conclusion from what the top US Marines general said. He claimed that the Americans rather than the Taliban were the real Mujahid.

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May 03 12:34

Army Green Berets have been helping Saudi Arabian-led coalition fight Iranian-backed rebels in Yemen

U.S. military involvement in Yemen's civil war appears to be larger than originally thought.

A team of about a dozen Army Green Berets was sent to the country's border with Saudi Arabia in December, to aid the Saudi-led forces in their fight against Iranian-backed Houthi rebels, according to the New York Times.

Yemen has been in political disarray since 2015, when the Iranian-backed Houthis overthrew the president and took control of most of the western part of the country, including the capital, Sana'a.

Since then, a Saudi-led coalition has been locked in conflict with the rebels, as they work to reinstate President Abdu Rabbu Mansour Hadi.

According to U.S. officials and European diplomats interviewed by the Times, Army Green Berets have been aiding the Saudis in locating and destroying caches of ballistic missiles and launch sites that the Houthis have been using to attack Riyadh and other Saudi cities.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Translation: the US government and military are neck deep in the war crimes Saudi Arabia is perpetuating in Yemen.

This is a genocide, complete with the wanton killing of infants, children, women, and the elderly medically fragile, and it gets worse; now cholera (possibly weaponised) is spreading in Yemen, and the medical infrastructure desperately needed has, of course, been destroyed by the Saudis and their American counterparts.

The Saudis, again with American military assistance, have also blocked major Yemeni ports, meaning no food can get in, meaning horrendous deaths through starvation/ malnutrition are occuring in Yemen.

I frankly am profoundly uncomfortable being a citizen of a country whose leadership has absolutely zero moral issues with assisting other countries in the commmission of war crimes; unfortunately, Mike and I are too old, and too broke, to become citizens of more civilized countries which do not engage in these practices.

May 03 12:24

ISRAEL COMPLAINS SYRIA IS DEFENDING ITSELF

Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman is concerned Syria may finally be able to defend itself against Israel’s attacks.

May 03 12:06

"Unaccountable" Pentagon Officials Have "Weaponized" Vetting Of Trump Appointees: WSJ

Nothing ends a Washington career like being branded an unacceptable national-security risk. That’s why officials adjudicating personnel-security cases must act in a mature, objective and nonpartisan fashion. But when it comes to vetting Trump appointees, they often aren’t.

Instead, security clearances are being weaponized against the White House by hostile career bureaucrats, thwarting the president’s agenda by holding up or blocking appointees.

Consider the case of Adam Lovinger. Mr. Lovinger is a highly regarded and politically conservative Defense Department official. In January 2017, the Trump administration made a “by name” request for him to serve as a senior director on the White House National Security Council.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Absolutely unflipping believable, but perfectly predictable; the Pentagon is now practicing the politics of personal destruction, and this just stinks to high heaven!!

May 03 11:47

Iran Envoy: If US Pulls Out, There Is No Nuclear Deal Left

With just over a week until President Trump’s May 12 ultimatum on Iran’s nuclear deal, there is growing speculation about what will happen. If President Trump does withdraw the US from the deal, however, Iran is being very clear what will happen.

“The consequence would be that Iran would in fact be ready to go back to the previous situation,” said Iranian Ambassador Hamid Baeidinejad, who said that without the US “there is no deal left.” European nations had previously suggested the deal might stay intact with or without the US.

The three European parties to the P5+1, Britain, France, and Germany, have been trying to come up with a sideline deal to placate President Trump and avoid the pullout. Whether this is going to be successful or not is still uncertain.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Iranian Ambassador Hamid Baeidinejad is entirely correct in his assessment; the question is, with a corruption indictment hovering over his head, will Netanyahu order massive strikes against either Iran, or Iranian bases in Syria well before the 12th, to attempt to misdirect the Israeli public, and the world, from what is going on with him personally (not to mention what Israeli is doing to Gaza)?!?

At this moment in time, understanding he has been caught lying again about Iran's military and nuclear capabilities, he may think he has nothing to lose here, and may to get into this war as quickly as possible, before the American people have the chance to think that their country is again being tricked into a war against a foreign nation by Israeli leadership, as happened with Iraq.

I would like to hope that President Trump is smarter than to fall for this, in a circumstance where Netanyahu is planning to have the costs for such wars to be borne primarily in American blood and American money; but right now, given some of the bone-headed choices his admnistration has made over the course of his presidency, I am really unsure.

And Trump's problem here, is that he has no one around him to advise him on what is really going on in Iran, other than Netanyahu, who is selectively spoon-feeding him every vicious, hubristic lie about the country he can turn his tongue to, in order to encourage an American attack against either Iranian forces in Syria, or against Iran proper itself.

So I would offer a polite caveat I feel compelled to share with both Prime Minister Netanyahu and President Trump here; there is a 6,000 LB gorilla, currently snoozing on the baby grand Bosendorfer in the living room on this issue.

It's name... is Russia.

And Russia been effectively combatting the jihadists in Syria,at Syria's behest, and its leadership, both military and civilian, have both consistently pledged its support to Iran, should Iran get attacked militarily.

War against Russia over Iran and/or Syria ... would be a form of suicide for the US military. And I say this, as someone who cares very greatly about the future of her country, because at this point it its existence, the US government does not have the weaponry; the troop strength; the manufacturing, or the money to insure a positive outcome against Russia.

Mr. President, the IAEA is comprised of highly bright, educated, and competent people; and when a bunch of people like those employed by the IAEA tell me that Iran is in full compliance with the P5+1 deal, my first tendency would be to believe them, rather than the lies of a foreign official who is trying to trick America's leadership to get onboard a war bandwagon against Iran.

Please, sir, don't fall for this. The potential repercussions for the US's future, could be both horrific.... and irrecoverable.

May 03 11:22

IAEA refuses to assess Netanyahu’s statement on Iran’s nuclear programMore:http://tass.com/world/1002610

The United Nations’ nuclear watchdog, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), refused to assess the statement of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Tehran’s alleged nuclear developments bypassing the agency’s control.

"In line with standard IAEA practice, the IAEA evaluates all safeguards-relevant information available to it. However, it is not the practice of the IAEA to publicly discuss issues related to any such information," the agency said in a statement on its website.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is the IAEA's very polite way, of saying that Netanyahu had "hoisted with his own petard" by making these accusations against Iran!!

May 03 11:13

DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE TRAINING EXERCISE TERRIFIES UNPREPARED TOTOWA, N.J. RESIDENTS

It started off as a well-kept secret, but the explosions and helicopters ended up giving it away.

Members of the U.S. Department of Defense were conducting training recently in a New Jersey neighborhood, and the result was plenty of residents with frayed nerves, CBS2’s Dick Brennan reported Wednesday.

Cellphone video captured the moment a helicopter flew above Totowa. There was excitement in the photographer’s voice, but that’s because the video was taken on the second night of action.

“I have never seen anything like this before,” resident Michael Melograno said.

Most of the residents on the block came running outside in panic. John Emmolo said his daughter called 9-1-1 to find out what was happening, but got a short answer.

“They said, ‘Well, you have to talk to state police about it,’” Emmolo said.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

You see, to the Federal way of thinking, American citizens have devolved to simply herd stock, to pay taxes and produce soldiers for these never-ending wars in which the US government finds itself continually embroiled; nothing more.

And informing citizens before a night-time, live fire exercize is conducted, guaranteed to stoke fear in the hearts of those who don't know what is going on?!?

In the immortal words of the character in the TV series The Suppranos, "Fuggetaboutit!!"

May 03 10:22

Boom Beta: US Testing Newest B61 Nuclear Gravity Bomb

The US Air Force has conducted more than two dozen engineering, development and guided flight tests of the new B61-12 guided nuclear gravity bomb, a US Air Force general said May 1.

The service has "already conducted 26 engineering, development and guided flight tests," Lt. Gen. Jack Weinstein told Military.com, adding that the program was "doing extremely well." The new version of the B61 gravity bomb is said to be more than three times more accurate than its predecessors, according to the news outlet.

The 12th version of the B61 bomb, originally designed in 1963, will have a new capability that its cousins don't: underground penetration so it can strike fortified command and control centers. Its explosive yield is estimated at 50 kilotons, or roughly four times the power of the bomb the US used to destroy the Japanese city of Nagasaki in August 1945.

May 03 09:55

Is the US Being Pushed Into a War With Iran: Tucker Carlson interviews Douglas Macgregor

A great segment on Tucker Carlson’s show on Israel pushing the US into supporting war on Iran.

May 03 09:08

The Truth about Oil and the Iraq War, 15 Years Later

April 24 marks the 15th anniversary of my initial entry into Baghdad as the senior oil advisor to retired Lieutenant General Jay Garner, our US government civilian leader in Iraq. It was the beginning of my six plus years in Iraq working on the oil sector and denying the allegation that the Iraq war had an oil agenda. I can no longer refute such an allegation.

Was there an oil agenda for the Iraq war? If you had asked me that question four years ago, I would have said no, absolutely not. And, I said no on national television in 2014.

Ambassador L. Paul (Jerry) Bremer and I went on the Rachel Maddow Show to refute Maddow’s position that the Iraq war was largely about oil. Specifically, I said that I had not witnessed any serious oil agenda during my time at the Pentagon and in Iraq. I cannot honestly say that today. So what has changed my mind?

May 03 08:28

Dramatic pictures show elite Royal Marines storming Scottish beach alongside thousands of troops for Exercise Joint Warrior

ELITE Royal Marines stormed a Scottish beach along with thousands of troops yesterday – but there is no need to panic.

The Green Berets were among 11,600 military personnel to take part in the huge training exercise off Dundrennan in Dumfries and Galloway.

May 02 12:12

Why Can’t the World’s Best Military Win Its Wars?

“Full spectrum dominance” was the watchword in a 2000 document, “Joint Vision 2020” (updated from a 1996 version), which the authors described as a “conceptual template” for the U.S. military’s evolution over the two decades to come. Its language was even more hubristic than that slogan suggests: “a force that is dominant across the full spectrum of military operations – persuasive in peace, decisive in war, preeminent in any form of conflict… prepared to win across the full range of military operations in any part of the world… [with the ability] to defeat any adversary and control any situation across the full range of military operations.”

Defeat any adversary? Control any situation?

Webmaster's Commentary: 

As a Christian pacifist activist, I would very much appreciate it if this country tried to achieve its geopolitical goals with hard-won, intelligent, and morally honorable negotiations rather than through wars.

Unfortunately, the leadership of this country has gotten drunk on the smell of its own propaganda, and is both morally, and intellectually, slack, when it comes to finding other solutions to its perceived geopolitical challenges than war; I am very sorry to have to say this, but it is the God's truth right now.

The US government is riding herd over an empire in decline, and doing just what every empire, at this point in its devolution, does; fighting back with every bit of fire power at its descretion to prevent the inevitable. It may be able to postpone its demise, somewhat, but not prevent it.

Like everything else on this planet, empires have a life cycle; a beginning, a middle, and an end; we are very close to that end, at this moment in history.

May 02 11:51

Did John Bolton Leak Intelligence To Sabotage a Trump-Kim Deal?

The still-unscheduled Donald Trump-Kim Jong Un summit offers the opportunity for a denuclearization deal that would avoid a possible nuclear war, but that potential deal remains vulnerable to a hostile corporate media sector and political elites in the United States. At the center of this hostility is national security adviser John Bolton, who’s not just uninterested in selling a denuclearization deal to the public. He’s working actively to undermine it.

Strong circumstantial evidence indicates that he leaked intelligence to a Washington think tank sympathetic to his views in order to generate media questioning about the president’s announced plan to reach an agreement with North Korea’s leader.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

John (never met a war in which he wouldn't love to get the US military involved) Bolton is vehemently anti-peace, no matter how that peace may positively affect the daily lives of We the People.

And yes, President Trump seems to be moving in the right direction here, but Bolton will do his level best to scuttle the deal, no matter what it takes.

May 02 11:46

US plan of last push against ISIS raises specter of Syria partition

Announcing the start of military operations against the remaining strongholds of Islamic State, the US State Department included some pointed language, hinting at de facto partition of Syria, analysts tell RT.
“The days of ISIS controlling territory and terrorizing the people of Syria are coming to an end,” State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert said on Tuesday.The operations will be conducted by the US-led coalition and local partners, including the Kurdish-majority Syrian Democratic Forces.

The US will also work with Turkey, Israel, Jordan, Iraq and Lebanon to “secure their borders” from Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL), Nauert said. This is intriguing, because the only remaining IS presence is near the Iraqi border, with a pocket south of Damascus currently being cleared out by Syrian government forces.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Neither the US nor Israel, are finished in Syria yet; not by a long shot.

May 02 11:45

FLASHBACK - US investigates illegal military equipment shipments from Israel to Iran

Israeli arms dealers twice tried to send spare parts for fighter planes to Iran, The Telegraph has established, flouting an international arms embargo and openly contradicting the bitter enmity between the Jewish state and the Islamic regime.

The illegal shipments are now being investigated by the US Homeland Security Department after they were intercepted by authorities in Greece.

The potentially explosive revelation came as six world powers resumed negotiations with Iran in Vienna aimed at reaching a long-term agreement over Tehran’s nuclear programme.

May 02 11:42

Putin Tries Adding Weight To Iran Conflict With U.S.

Emmanuel Macron and Angela Merkel have an ally in Russia. When it comes to Washington (and Tel Aviv's) penchant for calling foul on the Iranian nuclear deal, the two largest economies in the eurozone can count on Vladimir Putin to stand in their corner.

Putin reiterated Russia's position that the Iranian nuclear deal made by former president Barack Obama is "of paramount importance for ensuring international stability and security" and must be "strictly observed by all parties," the Kommersant business daily reported on Tuesday.

Putin reportedly discussed the Iranian nuclear power deal with Israeli leader Benjamin Netanyahu, who just hours before had come out with his own intelligence agency's report alleging evidence that the Islamic Republic was indeed enriching uranium for military use and not just for energy use. The report said that Israel initiated the call.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

IF Israel goes to war against Iran, for allegedly "lying" about its nuclear weapons program, the entire world will most likely be sucked into this war, with Iran, Russia, and China on one side, and the US, Saudi Arabia, Israel, and NATO on the other.

There are times when the interests of Israel and the US government align; this is not one of those times, and President Trump is a consummate fool, if he decides to pull out of the P5+1 deal, as a prelude to this war.

I hope Russia's President Putin did mention to Israel's Prime Minister Netantahu, that should such a war happen, based upon Israel's lies about Iran's alleged nuclear weapons, there will be costs incurred by Israel, which may well be devastating to the country's potential for further existence.

Such a war, again, based on lies to control Iran's oil, and the currency in which it is sold, just as happened with Iraq, will break the Unhinged, Surveilled state of Amerika, morally, economically, and politically.

The US military, at this time in its history, doesn't have the money; the manufacturing; the weaponry; or the troop strength to insure a positive outcome against the forces which will be martialled against it.

Yes, the US government spends a lot of money for its weaponry; what it gets, is, generally, late, with horrific cost overruns, and many times obsolete upon delivery, or doesn't work as advertised.

I give you the Lockhee-Martin F-35 as an example here.

Should such a war happen, look for a return of the draft in the US, but this time, the process will be going after both our young men and our young women. There may well be massive riots against it, which the US government will put down with extreme prejudice. It is possible that the Constitution and Bill of Rights will be suspended, and martial law will be invoked.

May 02 11:33

More American, French Military Convoys Arrive in Northern Syria

The US and France have dispatched new military convoys to the town of Manbij, North-East of Aleppo province as tensions go high in the region, a media outlet reported on Tuesday.

Orient news website reported that the American and French forces have deployed near Sajour River Northwest of the town of Manbij in Northeastern Aleppo.

Also, other sources reported that the Kurdish militias have been put on alert in the town of Manbij and have started to set up more checkpoints in and outside the town.

In the meantime, local sources in the town of al-Bab reported that the US and French forces have deployed in a region between the Kurdish positions and the regions held by the Turkey-led Euphrates Shield forces.

In a similar development last week, several units of France's Special Forces arrived in the Kurdish-controlled areas in Hasaka province in Northeastern Syria as foreign military troops are intensifying their movements in the region.

May 02 11:20

LIBERMAN WARNS TEHRAN: DON’T TRY TO MESS WITH US

Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman warned Iran not to tangle with Israel, one day after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday unveiled a secret Mossad operation that lifted half a ton of documents out of Tehran.

“Iran is trying to hurt us and we will respond appropriately,” Liberman said. “The State of Israel cannot afford to ignore the threats of Iran, whose senior officials routinely threaten the State of Israel, promise to wipe it out and continue to support terror, and therefore we will do everything we need to do.”

May 02 10:49

NETANYAHU SLAMS IRAN FOR 'SECRET NUKE PROGRAM,' WON'T SAY WHETHER ISRAEL DEVELOPED NUKES IN SECRET

On CNN Tuesday, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu criticized Iran for allegedly working to develop nuclear bombs in secret, but refused to say whether Israel did the same (in violation of US non-proliferation law).

From The Daily Caller:

“A ‘yes-no’ question for you,” [CNN’s Chris Cuomo] said. “You know where I’m going with this. Does Israel have nuclear capabilities and nuclear weapons, yes or no?”

“We’ve always said that we won’t be the first to introduce it, so we haven’t introduced it,” Netanyahu replied.

“That’s not an answer to the question. Do you have them or do you not?” Cuomo asked.

“It’s as good an answer as you’re going to get,” Netanyahu said. “Iran said they don’t have this nuclear weapons program and Iran calls daily for the annihilation of my country. We don’t do that.”
Cuomo admitted Iran has a reputation for being dishonest but continued to press the prime minister about his country’s nuclear program.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Prime Minister Netanyahu, a word, please; on that last statement of yours, " “One thing is clear, Israel is not threatening the annihilation of any country.”, our BED (Bovine Excrement Detector) re-kitted, completely, and will have to be immediately replaced.

The next time this happens, sir, we will be left with no option, other than billing the Israeli government for its replacement, because the world knows ...you, and your government in Tel Aviv, are full of it!!

And I would like to add, sir, that every dollar, and every weapon, the US government gives to Israel is illegal, under the Syminton Amendment, and the Glenn Amendment

The Symington Amendment, and the Glenn Amendement

These amendments state quite clearly:

"The Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 was amended by the Symington Amendment (Section 669 of the FAA) in 1976. It banned U.S. economic, and military assistance, and export credits to countries that deliver or receive, acquire or transfer nuclear enrichment technology when they do not comply with IAEA regulations and inspections. This provision, as amended, is now contained in Section 101 of the Arms Export Control Act (AECA).

The Glenn Amendment (Section 670) was later adopted in 1977, and provided the same sanctions against countries that acquire or transfer nuclear reprocessing technology or explode or transfer a nuclear device. This provision, as amended, is now contained in Section 102 of the Arms Export Control Act (AECA)."

Please note that legally, Israel has no exemption from these laws, except for the reality that the Unhinged, Surveilled State of Amerika is not a country ruled by law, but a country ruled by corrupt individuals.

May 02 10:34

Israel cancels US-based test of its Arrow-3 missile defense system until ‘maximum readiness’ ensured

A planned test of the Israeli Arrow-3 long-range ballistic missile interceptor has been postponed indefinitely, to ensure that the system is indeed fully ready for the test, the Israeli Defense Ministry has announced.

“Following consultation between the American Missile Defense Agency and the Israeli Defense Ministry, it was decided to postpone the test of the Arrow-3 system in Alaska — this is in order to reach maximum preparedness ahead of the test in the American [airfield],” the ministry said in a statement. The ministry then said that it was working with its US partners to set another date for the test but did not reveal any details about a future schedule.

May 02 10:33

US JUDGE ORDERS IRAN TO PAY BILLIONS TO FAMILIES OF 9/11 VICTIMS

Tehran has been ordered by a US court to pay more than $6 billion to victims of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, despite the fact that most of the plane hijackers were Saudi nationals, and no direct link was ever found to Iran.
On Tuesday, a federal judge in New York found Iran, the country’s central bank, and the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps liable for the deaths of more than 1,000 people in the September 11 attacks. As a consequence, District Judge George Daniels ordered Iran and its entities to pay over $6 billion in compensation to the victims’ families.

The default judgment seeks compensation of $12.5 million per spouse, $8.5 million per parent, $8.5 million per child, and $4.25 million per sibling. The US could potentially retrieve the sum from billions of dollars in Iranian assets that were frozen in the US and Europe over the years. This is unlikely, however, as the ruling is seen as symbolic and unenforceable.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

More sound and fury, signifying absolutely nothing, other than heaping more scorn and demonisation against Iran ahead of 12 May, when President Trump makes the go/no go decision about decertifying Iran's compliance with the P5+1 accord.

And please remember; as of this moment, the IAEA team which has been certifying Iran's full compliance with the deal, says that they are still in complete compliance with it.

The last thing these people are...are idiots.

IF the US withdraws from the agreement, to placate Israel's Prime Minister Netanyahu, it will be a breathtakingly lousy moment in the history of the world, because Israel will probably haul off, and attack Iran directly, or attack its assets in Syria.

In fact, with Israeli police stating that they have enough info with which to indict Netanyahu on corruption charges, Israeli PM faces toughest political challenge, but is unlikely to go quietly,,he may in fact feel that a war with Iran, in Syria, or against Iran proper, may be his only options for deflecting a trial on corruption charges.

And if he thinks and feels that such a trial is imminent, he may well haul off far before the 12 May date, at which President Trump is to make the decision as to whether the US believes Iran in compliance with the P5+1 deal.

Of course, given that the world knows he may be going on trial for corruption, the optics will be horrible; but in order to save his own political skin from ruin, he may decide that a war, where hundreds of thousands of people may well die, is far preferable than having to defend himself in court.

This is simply the way the man thinks.

I would like to hope that he understands that the 6,000 lb gorilla, snoozing on the Bosendorfer grand in this situation... is Russia.

Russia has historically stated, and this comes from both civilian and military leadership, that should Iran be attacked, Russia will come to its aid militarily.

However, unfortunately, looking at Netanyahu's characteristic hubristic behaviour, I doubt that this will factor into his decision to attack either Iran, or Iran's assets in Syria, if he feels the coming trial is "too close for comfort."

May 02 10:08

HOW WESTERN MEDDLING AND A DUST BOWL DROUGHT IGNITED SYRIA’S CIVIL WAR

The reported “chemical attack” at Douma, Russia has claimed, was fake news. One U.S. news agency has now confirmed from the location of the reported attack that April 7, 2018 was an uneventful day in this Syrian city and not one single person in Douma corroborated the story of a chemical attack taking place.
It is the latest in a long series of false-flag reports generated about Syria by the United States and forces that oppose the government of President Bashar al Assad. This trickery dates back to at least 2006, when a WikiLeaks cable exposed U.S. political treachery at its very worst; calculated meddling designed to harm the government and population of Syria.

In this article we will review false revelations and calculated moves undertaken by politicians to undermine Syria’s government, which is designed to provide protection to religious minorities and freedom for people of all faiths, who lived securely in Syria until civil war broke out in 2011.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Unfortunately, I fear that the dark spectre of US intervention in Syria is far from over, as indicated by the following report:


23 CIVILIANS KILLED IN SYRIA IN SUSPECTED US COALITION AIR STRIKES

As happened in Iraq, and most probably soon to happen against Iran, this is all about the control of Middle Eastern oil, and in what currencies it will be allowed to be sold.

And the other question which has to be asked is the following; how long will Russia allow this nonsense to continue, without lashing out, militarily?!?

May 02 10:03

What Can be Done? Europe’s Acceptance of Washington’s Vassalage

It is up to Europe whether or not the Earth dies in nuclear Armageddon.

European governments do not realize their potential to save the world from Washington’s aggression, because the western Europeans are accustomed to being Washington’s vassal states since the end of World War 2, and the eastern and central Europeans have accepted Washington’s vassalage since the collapse of the Soviet Union. Vassalage pays well if all the costs are not counted.

May 02 08:00

23 CIVILIANS KILLED IN SYRIA IN SUSPECTED US COALITION AIR STRIKES

At least 23 civilians, including some ten children, have been killed in suspected US-led airstrikes in the eastern Syrian province of Hasakah yesterday, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights. The victims of the strike on the village of Al-Qasr are believed to have belonged to two families, with several people still in critical condition.

May 01 12:16

US Officials: Israel Preparing For War With Iran, Seeking US Support

Not that there was much doubt who was behind it, but two days after "enemy" warplanes attacked a Syrian military base near Hama on Sunday, killing at least 11 Iranians and dozens of others, and nobody had yet "claimed responsibility" the attack, US officials told NBC that it was indeed Israeli F-15 fighter jets that struck the base, NBC News reported.

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May 01 12:09

Netanyahoo To Again Cry Wolf - But Something Bigger Is Up (Updated)

U.S. President Trump wants to end the nuclear agreement (pdf) with Iran and wants to eliminate Iranian forces in Syria which support the Syrian government. Something is being prepared to make that happen.

Last week General Joseph Votel, commander of CENTCOM - the U.S. military command for the Middle East, was in Israel. It was the first ever visit of a CENTCOM commander to Israel which usually works with the European command EUCOM.

Yesterday former CIA director and now Secretary of State Pompeo visited Israel. A few hours later Israel bombed two ammunition depots in Syria which are supposedly related to Iran. This was a clear attempt to provoke Iran into some reaction.

The Israeli defense minister Lieberman just visited Washington DC and only today came back to Israel.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

When leadership from both the US and Israel are wracking up the frequent flyer miles to each others' capitals, I get ..... very nervous; and the current flurry of activity is no exception.

May 01 11:47

UN nuclear agency: ‘No credible indications’ of Iran nuclear activity after 2009

The United Nations's nuclear agency on Tuesday rejected claims from Israel's Benjamin Netanyahu that Iran's government is conducting nuclear weapons research in secret.

In an assessment released Tuesday, the International Atomic Energy Agency wrote that there is "no credible indications" to support claims that Iran was continuing its "coordinated" nuclear weapons program after 2009, The Associated Press reports.

Netanyahu made the claims Monday in a speech in Tel Aviv as part of his effort to urge President Trump to scrap the Iran nuclear deal, signed in 2015 under the Obama administration, which was meant to ensure Iran does not complete development of a nuclear weapon.

Critics say the deal is too weak and has led to Iran pursuing the weapons in secrecy.

On Monday, Netanyahu called the deal "terrible" and urged Trump to do the "right thing" and exit the agreement with Iran.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

A memo to Israel's Prime Minister Netanyahu; you may be able to lie the President of the United States into contributing to a war against Iran, but this time, you cannot lie the American people into wanting such a war.

The US government and military going to war against Iran on a fabrication, just as it did against Iraq, which it declared to have "weapons of mass destruction", which it did not, was simply about controlling Iraq's oil, and in what internationally currency it would be sold; ultimately, the same will be true of Iran.

But to Netanyahu and Trump, I offer the following caveat from Sun Suu, from "The Art of War", paraphrased: soldiers must believe that they have the moral high ground on their side. The Iranians do, should such a war happen, because they are defending their country; the US, and Israel, will not.

And then, there is the 6,000 lb gorilla, snoozing on top of the Bosendorfer Grand; that 6,000 lb gorilla, right now, is Russia, whose military and political leadership have collectively vowed to protect Iran, should it be attacked militarily.

Were I Netanyahu and/or President Trump, I would be thinking about this very, very carefully right now, before either leader does something potentially catastrophic against Iran.

May 01 11:35

Israel ready to bomb Iran if necessary: Report

Israeli defense officials have told their American and Russian counterparts that if Iranian-backed forces attack Israel from inside Syria, Jerusalem will not hold back from retaliating with direct strikes against Tehran or other targets in Iran.

The officials delivered the message ahead of a national security statement expected Monday from Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in response to Iranian threats to hit Israel after recent strikes on Tehran-backed assets in Syria, according to a report by Haaretz, an Israeli newspaper.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Translation: look for a massive Israeli "false flag", to appear to have be created by the Iranian military against Israeli from Syria, and this war is off and running.

I would like to hope that Russian President Putin, in a conference call with Netanyahu, has completely disabused Netanyahu about pulling a stunt like this; however, one can never account for the ways in which Israeli hubris can lead to a catastrophe, as it well might under these circumstances.

And please note: such Israeli raids against Syria are against a soverign nation, which has invited Russian and Iranians there to help clamp down on Western-funded jihadists, are illegal under international law.

May 01 11:29

The Military Doesn't Advertise It, But U.S. Troops Are All Over Africa

When U.S. troops were ambushed in Niger last October, the widespread reaction was surprise: The U.S. has military forces in Niger? What are they doing there?

Pentagon Cites Multiple Missteps That Led To Ambush Of U.S. Troops In Niger
Yet in many ways, the Niger operation typifies U.S. military missions underway in roughly 20 African countries, mostly in the northern half of the continent. The missions tend to be small, they are carried out largely below the radar, and most are focused on a specific aim: rolling back Islamist extremism.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Allegedly "rolling back Islamist extremists is the "good reason" for the US military's being in Africa; the real reason, however, is for the US and its allies to control the continent's resources, to which they have no moral right, and exploit them, without any thought of profiting/compensating the people who live there.

May 01 11:17

U.S. CONFIRMS DELIVERY OF JAVELIN ANTITANK MISSILES TO UKRAINE

The United States has confirmed to RFE/RL its delivery of American-made, Javelin antitank missile systems to Ukraine in a move that is welcome in Kyiv but will almost certainly enrage Moscow amid a four-year conflict that pits Russia-backed separatists against Ukrainian national troops.

"They have already been delivered," a U.S. State Department official confirmed on April 30 in response to an RFE/RL query on the handover of Javelins.

A shipment of lethal aid would appear to deepen U.S. involvement in the simmering conflict and mark at least a symbolic victory for Ukraine in its effort to maintain Western backing in the ongoing conflict.

After months of heated debate in Washington and, reportedly, much reluctance on the part of U.S. President Donald Trump, the White House was said to have approved the Javelin sale in December.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

And to add insult to injury, we see the following headline in whatdoesitmean.com:

As ATO Ends, joint forces operations are launched against Donbas

Both stories, taken together, do not augur well for peace in the region, and make the possibility of a Russian war against the US and NATO in Ukraine that much more potentially palpable.

May 01 10:53

WHY IS ISRAEL DESPERATE TO ESCALATE SYRIAN CONFLICT?

After seven years of utter devastation and bloodletting, a consensus has emerged among all the belligerents of the Syrian war to de-escalate the conflict, except Israel which wants to further escalate the conflict because it has been the only beneficiary of the carnage in Syria.

Over the years, Israel has not only provided medical aid and material support to the militant groups battling the Syrian government – particularly to various factions of the Free Syria Army (FSA) and al-Qaeda’s Syrian affiliate al-Nusra Front in Daraa and Quneitra bordering the Israel-occupied Golan Heights – but Israel’s air force has virtually played the role of the air force of the Syrian jihadists and has conducted more than 100 airstrikes in Syria and Lebanon during the seven-year conflict.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

In the view of Tel Aviv, Syria must be neutralized before there can be a meaningful attack against Iran, primarily with American troops, and the costs borne in American blood and American money, which the US government does not have.

But the one question President Trump needs to ask himself, if he goes full-tilt buggie on Syria and Iran, by way of an invasion, and a greater war, is just what Russia's President Putin will do to respond to such acts.

And President Trump had better think long and hard about this, because today, the US military doesn't have the money; the weaponry; the manufacturing; or the troop strength to insure a positive outcome to a war against either Syria or Iran, or possibly both.

May 01 10:48

Can the Navy protect this ship from hackers?

The Navy’s Expeditionary Fast Transport, or EFP, class of ships may be vulnerable to hackers and isn’t achieving key performance milestones, including some related to the cybersecurity of the ship’s systems, according to a new inspector general’s report.

The aluminum catamaran-style ships, which are designed to quickly move troops and supplies, “lacks capability,” an April 2018 report from the Department of Defense Inspector General found. One of those capabilities is securing control systems aboard the vessels.

May 01 10:47

‘Push button’ captains in the Navy now one step closer to reality

The Navy is one step closer to recruiting officers with much-needed skills into the service and immediately promoting them to a pay grade up to captain ? O-6 ? without any prior military experience.

It’s a move the Navy has been asking Congress to allow for the past couple years, specifically in the hope of adding high-powered cyber experts to expand the service’s uniformed information warfare capabilities.

Though it’s not a done deal, the move has passed its first hurdle in the approval process and was announced by the House Armed Services Subcommittee as one of its personnel proposals included in the latest mark-up of the FY19 National Defense Authorization Act.

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