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Jun 20 15:04

Lives in the Balance Jackson Browne + Lyrics

This is the song "Lives in the Balance" by Jackson Browne released in 1986, with Lyrics.

Jun 20 14:46

Weapons of Mass Migration

In Goodbye Europe? Hello, Chaos? – Merkel’s Migrant Bomb, Michael Springmann analyzes evidence suggesting that US intelligence may be organizing the mass migration of millions of refugees as a form of asymmetric warfare.

Springmann also quotes anonymous intelligence sources who claim the mass migration into Europe is being coordinated by the US National Intelligence Council (NIC), MI6 (Britain’s secret intelligence service) and Turkish secret services, with financing from Saudi Arabia and other Gulf states. He also alleges routine collaboration between CIA case officers and human rights and pro-migrant groups to pay off people smugglers.

I have often wondered how hundreds of thousands of unskilled workers from a broken Syrian economy could come up with the $5,000-10,000 smugglers charge to ferry migrants across the Mediterranean.

Jun 20 13:10

I Remember When America Was A Free Country

I remember when America was a free country. You could get on an airliner without an ID. Driving licenses didn’t even have photos. If a friend was coming through your city on a flight and had a few hours layover, you could meet them inside the airport for lunch or dinner. You could meet friends, children, and relatives at the gate or see them off at the gate. Parents could actually put children on the plane and grandparents could take them off.

Your flight ticket was good at any airline. If something happened to your flight or you missed it, you could use the ticket on another airline going to the same place. On international flights you were permitted two free stopovers prior to your destination. If you were going to Athens, Greece, for example, you could first visit Paris and then Rome. It worked both ways, over and back. So one air ticket, six cities.

Jun 20 12:43

WHITE HOUSE ACCUSES CHINA OF "PERSISTENT ECONOMIC ESPIONAGE AND AGGRESSION"

In what Bloomberg billed as the White House's "latest salvo in the trade war between the world's two largest economies", the Trump administration released a 35-page report late last night fleshing out its national security concerns emanating from China's theft of intellectual properties as well as economic policies that shield domestic Chinese companies from competition.

The report, titled "How China's Economic Aggression Threatens the Technologies and Intellectual Property of the United States and the World", accuses China of achieving its brisk economic growth through "aggressive acts, policies, and practices that fall outside of global norms and rules (collectively, 'economic aggression')" (surprisingly, not through nosebleed levels of debt issuance), before it lists two categories of said "economic aggression" that are the focus of the report; they are:

Acquire Key Technologies and Intellectual Property From Other Countries, Including the United States.

Jun 20 11:48

As Trump Concedes, Europe Prepares Crackdown On Illegal Immigrants

Just as Trump is set to concede in his crackdown on immigrant parents separated from children at the border by signing a "pre-emptive" executive order at any moment keeping illegal immigrant families together, Europe is about to crackdown on the migrant wave unleashed by Angela Merkel (and her various unknown progressive advisors, which some have speculated includes George Soros' Open Society) in 2015 with Germany's "Open Door" policy, and on Sunday countries including France, Germany, Italy, Austria and other EU states will meet to try to end a deadlock on migration policy which has brought to a head bitter political divisions in the bloc, and has resulted in Brexit in the UK, a wave of nationalist governments in Central and Eastern Europe, and the first openly populist government in Italy in decades.

Jun 20 11:47

How Trump and Three Other U.S. Presidents Protected Israel’s Worst-Kept Secret: Its Nuclear Arsenal

When a delegation of senior Israeli officials visited the Trump White House on February 13, 2017, they wanted to discuss several issues with their new American counterparts. Topping the list was a secret letter concerning a subject the Israelis had promised the Americans never to discuss publicly—Israel’s undeclared nuclear arsenal. In a recent piece for The New Yorker, I described a tense scene in the West Wing as the Israeli delegation—which included Israel’s Ambassador to the United States, Ron Dermer—tried to get the letter signed by President Donald Trump. By all accounts, the American Administration was eager to please the Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, whom Trump had promised to lavish with unprecedented support. But, at that chaotic moment, Trump’s aides felt blindsided by the Israeli request. They knew nothing about the existence of any letters and were confused by the sense of urgency coming from the Israelis.

Jun 20 10:28

OFFICE OF FIRST LADY CALLS SECRET SERVICE AFTER ACTOR PETER FONDA CALLS FOR BARRON TRUMP TO BE KIDNAPPED

Trump needs to order Sessions to have this nut arrested and sent to a Medical enter for Federal Prisoners like Springfield or Butner!

The Office of the First Lady has notified the Secret Service after actor Peter Fonda called for kidnapping Melania and Donald Trump’s son, Barron, The Daily Caller has learned exclusively.

In a tweet sent Wednesday, the actor called for Barron to be “ripped” from Melania’s arms and put in a cage “with pedophiles.”

Jun 20 10:18

ACTOR PETER FONDA ENCOURAGES TARGETING CHILDREN OF BORDER PATROL & ICE AGENTS

Looks like this nutcase has doubled down. Now he is threatening the children of federal agents!

Actor Peter Fonda was accused of encouraging people to target the children of Border Patrol agents and ICE employees after he tweeted, “we should find out what schools their children go to” and “scare the shit out of them.”

In an all caps rant, the younger brother of Jane Fonda tweeted, “WE SHOULD HACK THIS SYSTEM, GET THE ADDRESSES OF THE ICE AGENTS CBP AGENTS AND SURROUND THEIR HOMES IN PROTEST. WE SHOULD FIND OUT WHAT SCHOOLS THEIR CHILDREN GO TO AND SURROUND THE SCHOOLS IN PROTEST. THESE AGENTS ARE DOING THIS CUZ THEY WANT TO DO IT. THEY LIKE DOING THIS. FUCK.”

Jun 20 09:59

President Trump Hugs American Flag After Speech, Liberals Triggered

President Donald Trump hugged an American flag following a speech he gave marking the 75th anniversary of the National Federation of Independent Businesses at their conference in Washington, D.C. on Tuesday.

Jun 20 09:10

Brussels Rises in Revolt Against Washington: a Turning Point in the US-European Relationship

The May 16-17 EU-Western Balkans summit did address the problems of integration, but it was eclipsed by another issue. The meeting turned out to be a landmark event that will go down in history as the day Europe united to openly defy the US. The EU will neither review the Iran nuclear deal (JPCOA) nor join the sanctions against Tehran that have been reintroduced and even intensified by America. Washington’s unilateral withdrawal from the JPCOA was the last straw, forcing the collapse of Western unity. The Europeans found themselves up against a wall. There is no point in discussing further integration or any other matter if the EU cannot protect its own members. But now it can.

Jun 20 08:40

Actor Peter Fonda: ‘Rip Barron Trump From His Mother… Put Him in Cage With Pedophiles’

This POS should be arrested for threatening President Trump's children!
By the by Ole Henry was an intelligence officer with the US Navy. Can you say Deep State Family!
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WE SHOULD RIP BARRON TRUMP FROM HIS MOTHER’S ARMS AND PUT HIM IN A CAGE WITH PEDOPHILES AND SEE IF MOTHER WILL WILL STAND UP AGAINST THE GIANT ASSHOLE SHE IS MARRIED TO. 90 MILLION PEOPLE IN THE STREETS ON THE SAME WEEKEND IN THE COUNTRY. FUCK

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Jun 20 08:35

Why Do US Media Only Worry About One Authoritarian’s Nukes?

The world waits with bated breath as a “mad king” descends on Singapore, his finger itching to press the launch button and totally destroy his adversaries. Few disagree that a “radical and absolutist” dictator who can “use the power of the state to suppress the opposition while shielding itself from all potential sanction or limitation” should not have access to a possibly world-ending arsenal of nuclear weapons.

“Surrounded by a clique of sycophants who are willing to justify any course he might take,” there is little stopping this impulsive ruler from making a sudden, cataclysmic decision that could forever alter the course of human history. Indeed, “a party organized around a single extreme personality seems like a brittle proposition.” With this “cult of personality” in place, his people will be dragged unwittingly and hopelessly into the nuclear abyss along with him.

Jun 20 08:08

Former Swedish PM: Trump "Worse Than Putin" for Destabilizing EU

With a series of tweets, US President Donald Trump has launched a verbal attack against Europe, slamming the generous European immigration policy as disastrous. This provoked a sharp reply from former Swedish Prime Minister Carl Bildt.

US President Donald Trump has come under fire from former Swedish Prime Minister Carl Bildt, who ventured that the US leader was "far worse" for destabilizing Europe than Vladimir Putin himself, a perennial target for the Swedish political establishment.

In his tweet, Trump argued that migration was "rocking" the "already tenuous Berlin coalition." He also suggested that crime in Germany was on its way up and that "allowing in millions of people who have strongly and violently changed Europe's culture" was a mistake.

Jun 20 07:31

"Mr. President Fu*k You!"; The Hunt Is On For Congressional Intern Who Heckled Trump

President Trump as he arrived at the Capitol Tuesday to meet with House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI), when a woman thought to be a Congressional intern shouted "Mr. President, Fuck You!" as he walked down the hall.

Jun 20 07:26

Woman Yells At Trump in the Capitol: ‘Mr. President, F*** You!’

Thorp said that their intern, who was standing there, said that the woman was a congressional intern. It is not known whose office the intern works.

Kasie Hunt reported that Capitol Police are concerned about the incident because only staffers and accredited reports are allowed along the routes after a protester threw several small Russian flags at the president in October.

Jun 20 03:03

Israel quiet on US claims it hit Iraq militia in Syria

>The Sunday evening strike against the Al-Hari base on the Syrian side of the border with Iraq came less than 24 hours after Prime Minster Benjamin Netanyahu said Israel would strike Iran’s “proxies” anywhere in Syria
>Syrian authorities and the Iraqi paramilitaries both blamed Washington for the strike, which killed at least 52 fighters, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights

Jun 20 02:40

The West Really Hates China!

It appears that the Western public, both relatively ‘educated’ and thoroughly ignorant, could, after some persuasion, agree on certain very basic facts - for instance that Russia has historically been a victim of countless European aggressions, or that countries like Venezuela, Cuba, Iran or North Korea (DPRK) have never in modern history crossed the borders of foreign nations in order to attack, plunder or to overthrow governments.

OK, certainly, it would take some ‘persuasion’, but at least in specific circles of the otherwise hopelessly indoctrinated Western society, certain limited dialogue is still occasionally possible.

China is different. There is no ‘mercy’ for China, in the West. >>>

Jun 20 02:36

Xi to Counter Trump Blow for Blow

Jun 20 02:34

Trump Escalates US-China Trade War

Jun 20 02:25

The pro-Israel lobby exploits anti-Semitism, with more than a little help from Trump

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Both America and Europe seem reluctant to tackle this nationalist brand of anti-Semitism head-on. Instead, various countries have passed or are considering passing legislation which conflates criticism of Israel with anti-Semitism, specifically to silence those who advocate for Palestinian human rights. This not only serves as a green light to bigots and racists to carry on hating but also exposes rather than protects ordinary Jews.

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Jun 20 02:17

U.S. Quits UN Human Rights Council, Saying It’s Anti-Israel

Defending Israeli abuses from criticism takes precedence above all else,” Human Rights Watch Executive Director Kenneth Roth said in a statement

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Jun 19 11:03

Trump To Withdraw From UN Human Rights Council Today

Two years after Russia was kicked out of the UN Human Rights Council, while that paragon of humanitarian virtue Saudi Arabia was reelected, the WaPo reports that the Trump administration is set to withdrawal from the United Nations Human Rights Council as soon as today, making good on a pledge to leave a body that Trump has repeatedly accused of hypocrisy and criticized as biased against Israel.

Per The Washington Post, the decision to leave the 47-nation body, as most observers anticipate, would be more definitive than the lesser option of staying on as a nonvoting observer.

It would represent another retreat by the Trump administration from international groups and agreements whose policies it deems out of sync with American interests on trade, defense, climate change and now, human rights.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

It is a very sad day when the US government pulls out of a UN sponsored organization when it should be at its head, championing basic human rights for all people... one might say, even those of the Palestinians.

But no, Trump cannot have that, because any attempt to identify Israel as the culprit/creator of the catastrophic situation of Gazan Palestinians, goes against the grain of his bromance with Netanyahu, and he is willing to put everything, and everyone else, under the proveribal bus, to defend that relationship; even potentially going to war against Iran.

And speaking of BFFs in the Middle East, what does it say about President Trump, that his two "fave" guys from the region, are Israel's Prime Minister Netanyahu, who is having every Palestinian he can assassinated, and their lands expropriated, and Saudi Arabia's Prince Salman, the Butcher of Yemen, who, as I type this, is on the way to having as many Yemeni infants, children, women, and medically fragile elderly, assassinated at the seige of the Yemen port of Hodeidah as humanly possible?!?

This reality gives me pause for thought here.

Jun 19 10:37

Whose Wars?

The US has surrendered its sovereignty to a tiny client state, and now our foreign policy is not even remotely connected to actual U.S. interests. This refleects Jewish power in the US and powerful Israel-centric lobbies and media outlets. Israel is not just getting the US to do its bidding in Syria, but also using Syria as a stepping stone to Iran itself. Whatever is best for Israel.

Jun 19 08:51

Nato chief warns over future of transatlantic relationship

The head of Nato has warned that the deep divisions between the US under Donald Trump and its European allies are not going away and there is no certainty that the transatlantic relationship and its military alliance will survive.

Against a backdrop of Trump’s open baiting of the German chancellor, Angela Merkel, over immigration and her domestic difficulties, Jens Stoltenberg has called for all Nato members to work to avoid a disastrous breakdown in western unity.

Writing in the Guardian, Nato’s secretary general admits that “political storm clouds” are putting a strain on the ties that bind the Nato allies. But, in an appeal to leaders before the military alliance’s summit in July, the former prime minister of Norway says that “where differences persist, we must limit any negative impact on our security cooperation”.

Jun 19 08:34

13 Facts the Media ‘Pros’ Don’t Want You to Know About ‘Family Border Separation’

Trump’s Only Choice Is to Separate Illegal Alien Families
When an illegal alien crosses the border into the U.S., he is a lawbreaker, and, like any lawbreaker (including American citizens), he is put into the criminal justice system.

This is the law.

Obviously, when an illegal alien is in custody, he is housed in an adult detention center. For obvious reasons, it would be illegal for Trump to “reunite” this family by allowing children to live in adult detention centers.

Keep in mind that when we are this early in the process, we do not even know if this is a real family unit. It is not uncommon for illegal aliens (including criminals) to pretend the children they are traveling with are their own. They do so in the hope this special family status will result in them being released (this madness is known as “catch and release”) into America with nothing more than a court date — a date many never show for, most especially those with criminal intent.

Jun 19 07:58

‘We don’t want European-style immigration here’: Trump slams Merkel’s policy

Amid a national furor over his immigration policy, US President Donald Trump took to Twitter to call for stronger border laws, citing Germany’s ‘open-door’ migration policy as a “big mistake.”

“Why don’t the Democrats give us the votes to fix the world’s worst immigration laws?,” Trump tweeted Monday. “Where is the outcry for the killings and crime being caused by gangs and thugs, including MS-13, coming into our country illegally?”

Trump has regularly called for Democrats to support his proposed tough immigration laws, including funding a 2,000-mile long wall on the US’ southern border with Mexico. The president is currently planning on meeting House Republicans on Tuesday to weigh up two proposed pieces of immigration legislation, one ‘moderate’ and one more hard-right.

Jun 19 07:49

PRESIDENT TRUMP SIGNS MCCAUL’S BILL TO COMBAT HUMAN TRAFFICKING INTO LAW

Earlier this week, House Homeland Security Chairman Michael McCaul’s (R-TX) bill to combat human trafficking was signed into law (P.L. 115-125) by President Trump. This bipartisan bill helps protect victims of human trafficking by providing the right tools to federal, state, and local law enforcement, as well as private sector organizations to increase awareness and to help stop this heinous threat.

Jun 19 07:49

FINALLY! PRESIDENT TRUMP FREEZES ASSETS OF HUMAN TRAFFICKERS

President Donald Trump signed an executive order on December 21, 2017 which blocks the property and assets of persons involved in serious human rights abuses and corruption. To date, the president’s order is the most consequential and far reaching legislation to help prevent and hopefully put an end to human trafficking in the United States.

Since the signing of the 2000 Trafficking Victims Protection Act (TVPA), a federal legislation passed during President Bill Clinton’s administration that aims to prosecute human traffickers and protect victims, no other president has put into place such a significant piece of legislation protecting children’s rights and imposing financial damages on human rights abusers.

When President Trump first entered the White House, he vowed to help end human trafficking.

Jun 19 07:35

50 Media Mistakes in the Trump Era: The Definitive List

We the media have “fact-checked” President Trump like we have fact-checked no other human being on the planet—and he’s certainly given us plenty to write about. That’s probably why it’s so easy to find lists enumerating and examining his mistakes, missteps and “lies.”

But as self-appointed arbiters of truth, we’ve largely excused our own unprecedented string of fact-challenged reporting. The truth is, formerly well-respected, top news organizations are making repeat, unforced errors in numbers that were unheard of just a couple of years ago.

Our repeat mistakes involve declaring that Trump’s claims are “lies” when they are matters of opinion, or when the truth between conflicting sources is unknowable; taking Trump’s statements and events out of context; reporting secondhand accounts against Trump without attribution as if they’re established fact; relying on untruthful, conflicted sources; and presenting reporter opinions in news stories—without labeling them as opinions.

Jun 18 08:19

Trump to meet with Putin in Europe in July — media

US President Donald Trump is expected to hold a meeting with Russian leader Vladimir Putin in Europe in July, The Washington Post said, citing "a senior administration official and two diplomats familiar with his schedule."

"President Trump is expected to meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin next month while he is in Europe for a NATO summit," the newspaper wrote. "In a nod to those plans, Trump told reporters on Friday that ‘it’s possible’ he would meet with Putin this summer," The Washington Post added. NATO is expected to hold a summit in Brussels on July 11-12.

Jun 18 07:55

Trump attacks Schumer over North Korea remarks, defends summit

President Donald Trump attacked Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer in a tweet Sunday morning over the New York Democrat's criticisms of the North Korea summit.

"Thank you Chuck, but are you sure you got that right? No more nuclear testing or rockets flying all over the place, blew up launch sites," Trump wrote. "Hostages already back, hero remains coming home & much more!"

Jun 18 07:15

The Death of Independence

The inevitability of a decent into despotism, built into the structure of Article VI, Paragraph 2 of the U.S. Constitution, commonly referred to as the Supremacy Clause, has proven true. It establishes that the federal constitution and federal law generally, take precedence over state laws, and even state constitutions.

Insatiable appetites and lust for power marks the ascendency of legislative, bureaucratic and judicial careers throughout the three branches of central government. Incrementalism and deception has evolved into open defiance and unfettered arrogance. The political class pretends that partisan parties actually offer loyal opposition, when both are camouflaged versions of the same vermin. As likely that cockroaches will inherit the earth, it is more certain that parasitic politicians steal the hopes and dreams of citizens, while destroying any chance for the common-man to have a future worth living.

Jun 17 21:14

Trump to Europoodles: “Roll Over. Bark. Beg…Crawl.: With a Korean Preface

I don’t get it. I know, I know, I’m just some mutt in Mexico with a computer, and easily puzzled. But…huh? Trump, we are told, pulled off a master stroke in Singapore. All the world reels at this astonishment. We see Talleyrand and Metternich rolled into one gorgeous taco. But…but….

Who did the doing, and who got done?

Jun 16 11:19

French special forces on the ground in Yemen: Le Figaro

French special forces are present on the ground in Yemen with forces from the United Arab Emirates, French newspaper Le Figaro reported on Saturday, citing two military sources.

The newspaper gave no further information about their activities. The Defence Ministry was not immediately available for comment, but its usual policy is not to comment on special forces’ operations.

A French parliamentary source recently told Reuters French special forces were in Yemen.

Forces from an Arab alliance entered the airport in Yemen’s main port city on Saturday, in the biggest battle of the coalition’s war against the Iran-aligned Houthi movement.

The French Defence Ministry said on Friday that France was studying the possibility of carrying out a mine-sweeping operation to provide access to the port of Hodeidah once the coalition had wrapped up its military operations.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

How convenient for the Saudis, that France is about to participate in the genocide of the Yemeni people!!

And we have a little companion piece to that, courtesy of antiwar.com:

UAE says that the US government rejected repeated requests to help attack Yemeni port

How true this is, remains to be seen; but it appears that the US government has suddenly understood that the optics of the US military participating in this slaughter of the Yemeni people, is not going particularly well for them, as more and more Americans realize that their country's military has been participating in Saudi war crimes for years.

Jun 16 09:26

Payback Time? Trump Reportedly Urging UK to Contribute More to NATO Budget

US President Donald Trump has long called on other NATO members to contribute their fair share of the military bloc’s budget to end overreliance on Washington for funding.

Trump is pressuring the UK to financially contribute more to NATO despite it already meeting the specified military spending target of two percent of GDP, The Times reported, citing a “senior source.”

The move is part of the Trump administration’s plan to get European NATO members to increase their defense spending, and senior officials in Washington are hoping that Britain – as the US’ closest ally – will set a good example for the rest of the continent.

Jun 16 08:59

U.S. PROSECUTORS PULL ENCRYPTED MESSAGES FROM PHONES SEIZED IN COHEN RAIDS

With regard to any application that claims to provide privacy: “The simple fact is that the platforms on which it runs are compromised from the operating systems down to the silicon.”

Jun 15 10:39

Trump approves disaster aid for Hawaii's volcano-stricken Big Island

U.S. President Donald Trump approved federal emergency housing aid and other relief for victims of the six-week-old Kilauea Volcano eruption on Hawaii's Big Island

Hundreds of homes have been destroyed, state officials said.

Governor David Ige formally requested assistance for an estimated 2,800 residents who have lost their homes to lava flows or were forced from their dwellings under evacuation orders.

Jun 15 08:18

Klayman Tells Trump to Take Control Now!

Jun 15 08:15

Trump Appointee Compiles Loyalty List of U.S. Employees at U.N., State

A senior advisor to the State Department appointed just two months ago has been quietly vetting career diplomats and American employees of international institutions to determine whether they are loyal to President Donald Trump and his political agenda, according to nearly a dozen current and former U.S. officials.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Better late than never.

Jun 15 08:00

BREAKING NEWS: Trump insists Comey's conduct was 'criminal' and he was 'den of thieves' ringleader following bombshell IG report's release – but won't say fired FBI chief should be 'locked up'

President Donald Trump said Friday that James Comey's actions prior to his firing were 'criminal' and called the agency's past leadership 'scum'

'They just seem like criminal acts to me. What he did was criminal,' Trump said of the fired FBI chief, during an impromptu half-hour appearance on 'Fox & Friends.'

'What he did was a terrible thing to the people,' the president added of the law enforcement nemesis whom he canned in May 2017.

'What he did was so bad in terms of our Constitution, in terms of the well-being of our country. What he did was horrible.'

Jun 15 07:02

Gaza man's face badly damaged by Israeli tear gas canister

(*gas used on civilians carries a tweet storm reply , a cussing out of the Israeli S.O.B./P.M. , and the promise to Bomb The S**t out of the provocateurs .

Oh , that's right , it's the weekend !)

Jun 14 09:37

Sarah Huckabee Sanders Pushes Back Against Report That She's Leaving the White House: 'I Love My Job'

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders is strongly pushing back against a new report that claims she is planning to leave her position before the end of the year.

According to a story posted Wednesday night by CBS News, White House sources told the outlet that both Sanders and principal deputy press secretary Raj Shah are expected to depart the administration. CBS News reported that Sanders told friends she would step down by year’s end.

In response, Sanders wrote on Twitter, “Does @CBSNews know something I don’t about my plans and my future? I was at my daughter’s year-end Kindergarten event and they ran a story about my ‘plans to leave the WH’ without even talking to me.”

Jun 14 08:48

Russia should be back in G7 as ‘we spend 25% of time’ talking about it anyway – Trump

The leaders of the G7 group spent a lot of their time during last week’s summit discussing Moscow, and so having Russia itself at the negotiation table would have been an extremely logical move, US President Donald Trump has said.

“You know, we spend probably 25 percent of our time talking about Russia, and I said wouldn’t it be better if they were here,” Trump said, in an interview with Fox News' Bret Baier, adding that “I'm not for Russia. I’m for the United States.”

President Trump made headlines last week after stating that Russia should be invited back to the gatherings of the Group of Seven industrialized nations. “They should let Russia come back in because we should have Russia at the negotiating table,” he suggested, ahead of the 2018 G7 summit, held in La Malbaie, Quebec, Canada.

Jun 14 08:26

Migration Causes Cognitive Dissonance

Masonic government and media traitors have conflated "immigrant" with "migrant." Any migrant can claim to be an "asylum seeker" and gain entry, merely by crossing some undefended stretch of the border.

Many economic migrants are steaming across the Canadian border from the US where they are anything but refugees.

We pay police and army to stop intruders. But instead of doing their jobs, they are aiding and abetting them.

Jun 14 08:22

US hopes for 'major' North Korea disarmament by 2020, says Secretary of State Mike Pompeo

The US hopes to see "major disarmament" of nuclear-armed North Korea by the end of President Donald Trump's first term in 2020, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Wednesday in Seoul.

Speaking the day after an unprecedented summit between Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, Pompeo told reporters negotiations on Pyongyang's atomic arsenal could move forward quickly and would take place "most certainly in the president's first term."

Jun 13 08:39

UN will vote whether to condemn Israel for Gaza violence, as US fumes that it should be Hamas

The United Nations General Assembly will vote Wednesday on whether to condemn Israel for Palestinian deaths in Gaza, in a resolution fiercely opposed by the United States, which instead wants Hamas to face condemnation.

Jun 13 08:35

Jared Kushner Swore At Israel’s Ambassador For Acting Like He Owned The Place

On February 13, 2017, the day that Michael Flynn was forced out as national-security adviser, Dermer reportedly went to the White House to try to arrange for Trump to sign secret documents, as other presidents had done, which the Israelis saw as an American commitment not to ask them to give up their undeclared nuclear arsenal. Dermer asked to meet privately with Flynn, prompting aides to explain that he could not dictate whom he wanted to meet with. Advisers felt like they were being taken advantage of.

At one point, in front of witnesses, Kushner swore at Dermer in his West Wing office, saying he wasn’t going to do his bidding just because of his Jewish background. “You’re not going to tell us how to run these things,” he told Dermer. “Don’t try to push us around. Don’t try to jam us.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"Dermer reportedly went to the White House to try to arrange for Trump to sign secret documents, as other presidents had done, which the Israelis saw as an American commitment not to ask them to give up their undeclared nuclear arsenal."

Jun 13 08:28

Trump’s envoys enable Israel’s worst extremists

When US ambassador to Israel David Friedman received a framed photograph of the Old City of Jerusalem last month it confirmed something obvious: Donald Trump’s envoys don’t just support the positions of Israel’s far-right government but stand even further to the right of it.

The picture showed the Dome of the Rock and the al-Aqsa mosque photoshopped out and replaced with a Jewish temple.

In the photo, first published by the Israeli news site Kikar HaShabbat, Friedman is seen grinning from ear to ear while being presented with the framed image, just days after he presided over the US moving its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

Jun 13 08:23

How Trump is killing America’s alliances

The story of the past few days in news has become clear: It was America versus its allies.

After President Trump’s meeting with Kim Jong Un, Trump announced that he would be suspending joint military exercises — “the war games,” as he put it — with South Korea, as a gesture of goodwill toward the North. This seems to have come as a shock to America’s allies in Seoul: South Korean President Moon Jae-in’s office released a statement saying “we need to find out the precise meaning or intentions of President Trump’s remarks,” implying they had no idea this was coming.

Jun 13 08:14

Slavoj Žižek: EU must create a new world order to stop Donald Trump

While most other western leaders fiddle and seethe, Donald Trump powers ahead as bully-in-chief. A genuine new world order is the only way to stop him.
Trump’s impulsive decisions, such as his refusal to endorse the G7 declaration agreed upon in Quebec, are not just expressions of his personal quirks.

Instead, they are reactions to the end of an era in the global economic system, reactions which are sustained by an incorrect understanding of what is happening. However, Trump’s misguided vision is nonetheless based on the correct insight that the existing global system no longer works.

Jun 12 23:14

G-6? 7? 8? How About the Gang That Can’t Shoot Straight?

I have to say that as much as I don’t like the direction Trump’s foreign policy has gone, there are still plenty of moments of unbridled joy in watching the man work a crowd.

His suggestion of allowing Russia back into the G-7 is one of those moments. Trump has a nearly preternatural way of getting under the skin of his opponents. And this stink bomb was one of them.

It highlighted the divide between the G-7, one of the most important tools of control by the globalists, and Trump.

Jun 12 09:51

Roosevelt's Revenge?

Because it reveals so well the corruption of American institutions, and because it shows so much of the Soviet-style dark underside of the unprecedented four-term administration of Franklin Roosevelt, the story of the life, destruction, and death of renowned cartoonist Percy Crosby ought to be known to every American. The corruption is of particular interest to this commentator because it so much involves the debasement of the same institutions that he has found in the "suicides" of two other important public figures, former Secretary of Defense, James Forrestal, in 1949 and Deputy White House Counsel, Vincent Foster in 1993.

Jun 12 08:43

Seymour Hersh Advises Anti-Trump Media: Hits on Pruitt Model for Targeting Cabinet

Hersh said he thinks the media’s constant attacks on Trump are not working.

“My worry about what’s going on is I watch the polls — he’s gone up maybe seven, eight points — that’s 20 percent since the beating up [by the media] got more intense,” Hersh said.

“[Trump is] controlling the agenda totally — totally,” Hersh said.

Hersh went on to criticize the media’s reporting on Trump.

“I look at the cable news and think ‘Have we really come to this?’” Hersh told On the Media.

“I can’t relate to what’s going on,” said Hersh, whose reporting over the years included Watergate and the Vietnam war.

Jun 12 08:29

America: A Prisoner of Our ‘Allies’

All the Very Serious People are tweeting and retweeting this “iconic” photo of Trump surrounded by the Euro-weenies, with Angela Merkel seeming to lecture the President while the rest of our faithless “allies” look on. It’s “America Alone” – the visual representation of the internationalist worldview: Trump’s policy of “America First” is “isolating” us, and, according to clueless leftists like Michael Moore, Merkel is now the “leader” of the “free world.”

This last is good news indeed, for if Merkel is the new leader of the “free world” then the stationing of 35,000 US troops in Germany – at a cost of billions annually – is no longer required and we can bring them home. This also means Germany, rather than the US, will be sending troops all over the world to fight “terrorism” – a move that is sure to cause consternation in certain regions with a history of German intervention, but hey, somebody has to do it!

Jun 12 08:25

Poll shows deep divisions between Israelis and American Jews

An opinion poll published Sunday shows deep divisions between Israelis and American Jews, particularly in relation to President Donald Trump, highlighting the growing rift between the world’s two largest Jewish communities.

The survey of the American Jewish Committee showed 77 percent of Israelis approved of the president’s handling of U.S.-Israel relations, while only 34 percent of American Jews did. Fifty-seven percent of U.S. Jews disapproved, while only 10 percent of Israelis did.

The polarizing Trump recently recognized Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and relocated the American Embassy there, upending decades of U.S. foreign policy and an international consensus that the city’s fate should be decided through peace negotiations. The Palestinians, who claim east Jerusalem as their future capital, were outraged by the move and cut all contacts with the U.S. in response.

Eighty-five percent of Israelis supported the embassy move, while only 46 percent of American Jews did.

Jun 12 08:05

Trump's chief economic advisor Larry Kudlow, 70, suffers heart attack amid trade row with Canada

President Trump's chief economic advisor Larry Kudlow has been hospitalized following a heart attack, President Trump revealed, as the nation contends with an escalating trade war with key allies.

Trump tweeted out news of Kudlow's heart attack Monday night Eastern Daylight Time as he made his way to his Singapore summit with North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un.

He said Kudlow, 70, has been 'working so hard' on trade and the economy.

Jun 11 12:45

Melania Turning Heads After Left Pushes Conspiracies About Absence

Some kooks went as far as to tweet out an article that speculated Melania was being physically abused by President Trump, hence her disappearance from the public sphere.

Jun 11 12:02

Watch: Trump Gives CNN and The European Union A Major Smack Down: “You Can Tell That To Your Fake Friends At CNN”

As President Trump met with European leaders at the G7 Summit, many news organizations reported that the relationship between he and leaders of Germany, Canada and Japan are strained. So much so that as President Trump was speaking to reporters a journalist from CNN asked him about the globally viral reports, to which the President amusingly responded:

Reporter: There was a sense that the America’s closest allies are frustrated with you and angry with you… and you were angry with them…

President Trump: Who are you with out of curiousity?

Reporter: CNN

Trump: I figured… fake news CNN… The worst…

Jun 11 10:46

Paul Ryan Sold Out Trump To The Deep State With One Awful Betrayal

Ryan appeared before the press and was asked about Trey Gowdy’s outrageous claim that the FBI had acted appropriately in running a covert spy operation against the Trump campaign.

Gowdy had declared, “I am even more convinced that the FBI did exactly what my fellow citizens would want them to do.”

The Speaker sided with Gowdy and betrayed the President by providing cover for the FBI’s active measures against Trump.

Ryan stated, “I think Chairman Gowdy’s initial assessment’s accurate, I think, but we have some more digging to do. We’re waiting for some more document requests,” Ryan then continued “It would have been helpful if we got this information earlier.”

President Trump’s allies were furious.

Jun 11 10:19

Assad Remark on White Helmets Being UK PR Stunt 'Consistent With Evidence' –Prof

Bashar Assad has accused London of openly supporting the White Helmets, whom he described as a branch of al-Qaeda. In the Syrian president's words, the White Helmets are little more than a "PR stunt by the UK." Speaking to Sputnik, Dr. Tim Anderson, professor and author of two books on the Syrian war, shared his perspective on Assad's remarks.

Sputnik: What are your thoughts on the statement made by the Syrian president about the White Helmets?

Tim Anderson: Well at first the British, the Americans and the White Helmets themselves denied that there was any financial link. Fairly soon after that it emerged that the US and Britain in particular were giving a very large amount of money to them. At the same time, as independent evidence shows, both Britain and the US were also funding groups associated with al-Qaeda.

Jun 11 10:17

Trump Continues Tweet Tirade Against Canadian PM: 'Acts Hurt When Called Out'

US President Donald Trump - currently in Singapore - continued his personal tweeting attack against Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, with the assertion that "Justin acts hurt when called out!"

Donald Trump, who is in Singapore for the historic meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, tweeted Monday that "Fair Trade is now to be called Fool Trade if it is not Reciprocal".

Jun 11 10:10

'No f***ing crazy talk from anybody in the administration': Trump's words of warning to Mike Pence and aides ahead of historic North Korean summit

President Donald Trump told Vice President Mike Pence and other administration officials to tone down the rhetoric in the weeks before his historic summit with North Korean President Kim Jong-Un, it was revealed on Sunday.

Trump had led the tough talk against Kim earlier in his administration, calling him a 'rocket man' in his September speech to the United Nations.

But as then-CIA director Mike Pompeo prepared to go to North Korea over Easter weekend, the president changed his tune, according to The Wall Street Journal.

The president surprised top advisers by urging restraint, officials told the newspaper.

National Security Adviser John Bolton and Vice President Mike Pence were told to tone down their comments.

'Mike, you got it?' Trump told the vice president, a person in the room told the Journal. 'No f***ing crazy talk from anybody in the administration.'

Jun 11 10:10

White House slams Trudeau: 'Special place in hell' for PM who 'stabbed us in the back' to try and make Trump look weak ahead of North Korea summit

The White House escalated the war of words against Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Sunday as top advisers to President Donald Trump said there was a 'special place in hell' for the traitor who 'stabbed us in the back' with a 'cheap' and 'sophomoric' stunt designed to make Trump look weak ahead of his meeting with North Korean President Kim Jung-Un.

'He really kind of stabbed us in the back. He really, actually, you know: he did a great disservice to the whole G-7. He betrayed,' White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow said on CNN's 'State of the Union' Sunday morning.

'He went rogue.'

The White House economic adviser used the interview to take shot after shot at Trudeau, calling him 'polarizing,' sophomoric,' and performing a 'political stunt.'

Jun 11 10:05

Poland Wants An American Garrison: Let Germany Do It!

For years American officials have variously demanded, urged, and begged European governments to increase military outlays. For years the Europeans have instead reduced their spending, manpower, and procurement. There has been a slight uptick in their defense efforts under President Donald Trump, but most NATO members, including large and important nations such as Germany, Italy, and Spain, aren’t coming close to meeting the official standard of spending 2 percent of their GDPs on defense.

Now Poland, which fell just short of that level last year, is requesting that Washington establish a permanent base and garrison. Warsaw says it will kick in a couple billion dollars, while Washington can pick up the change on its way to confronting nuclear-armed Russia in a crisis.

Jun 11 09:54

Fox News Host Abby Huntsman Apologizes for Calling Trump a ‘Dictator”

Has Fox News host Abby Huntsman been infected by Trump Derangement Syndrome or a Freudian variation of the illness? Because I never expected to hear something like this on Fox News. Maybe CNN. Maybe MSNBC. Maybe even MTV. But not on Fox News.

The host of “Fox & Friends” on the weekend actually referred to Trump as a “dictator” during a news segment on the President’s Singapore meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un.

Here is her quote, via The Hill:

“There we have him. There is the president of the United States, Donald Trump, about to walk down those stairs, stepping foot in Singapore as we await this historic summit with the North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un,” Huntsman said.

“This is history we are living, regardless of what happens in that meeting between the two dictators. What we are seeing right now, this is history,” she said.

Jun 11 09:18

LAURA INGRAHAM RESPONDS TO DE NIRO’S ANTI-TRUMP OUTBURST AT TONY AWARDS: A ‘GIFT’ TO TRUMP

Robert De Niro rocked Radio City Music Hall in New York City on Sunday night, declaring “Fuck Trump” (twice) on stage, bringing the audience to its feet for a standing ovation.

The comment wasn’t out of the ordinary for De Niro, who has made his disdain for President Donald Trump known, often with the use of expletives, many times before.

Making the declaration so brazenly at the Tony Awards is sure to provide fodder for the culture war between the dastardly Hollywood elites and Trump supporters.

Laura Ingraham was the first to signal the upcoming onslaught, taking to Twitter shortly after the end of the Tony’s to point out the ooutburst is, “Another ‘celebutainment’ gift to the GOP & [Trump].”

Jun 10 09:03

Summit's Final Communique: G7 or G6 and Trump?

The G7 summit in the Canadian province of Quebec ended on Saturday with the release of the final communique, but US President Donald Trump, who left the meeting ahead of schedule, had already put its results under doubt.

The G7 countries faced the lack of unity on the most important economic and political international problem. It almost never happened before. The summit was even dubbed "G6+Trump," referring to a separate position of the United States on a number of key issues.

G7 or G6+1?

Jun 10 09:03

Trump BACKS OUT of G7 agreement: President stuns leaders by leaving summit and then announcing on Twitter that America WILL NOT 'endorse the Communique' - before slamming 'dishonest and weak' Trudeau

President Donald Trump has stunned world leaders by rejecting a joint statement that traditionally follows the G7, and has escalated his feud with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau by calling him 'dishonest and weak'.

Trump said in a Twitter tirade on Saturday night that he has 'instructed our U.S. Reps not to endorse the Communique', just hours after all the members came to a consensus in Quebec and signed the summit's 'joint communique'.

The joint communique is a statement of broad goals and principles endorsed by the G7 leaders, and Trump's refusal means that this will be the first year that the annual summit fails to issue one.

Instead, Canada will likely issue a chair's summary of the meeting listing the major topics of discussion.

Trump also slammed Trudeau for 'making false statements' and accused him of being 'meek and mild' in their one-on-one meeting on Friday before the Canadian leader came out swinging against the US in a press conference on Saturday.

Jun 10 09:01

US Representatives Told by Trump to Not Endorse G7 'False Statements' Communique

As tweeted by Trump: “based on Justin Trudeau's false statements at his news conference and the fact that Canada is charging massive Tariffs to the US farmers, workers and companies," the US president has instructed representatives, officials and lawmakers in the US to not endorse the final G7 communique.

After departing from the Quebec summit, bound for Singapore, US President Donald Trump slammed remarks by the Canadian Prime Minister at the G7 news conference, in which the latter noted that Canada would not be pushed around, as "very dishonest and weak."

Jun 10 08:59

Trump snubs May for SECOND time by saying he gets on well with Macron and Trudeau but failing to mention her - as photo of the President in stand-off with G7 leaders goes viral

Donald Trump was accused of snubbing Theresa May for the second time in 48 hours yesterday, as he charged other nations, including Britain, with ‘robbing’ the US.

The US President’s latest rebuff to the Prime Minister came when he failed to mention her name as he left the G7 summit after a blazing trade row with fellow world leaders.

Denying claims of a rift, Mr Trump said he got on well with Angela Merkel, Emmanuel Macron and Justin Trudeau – but omitted to mention Mrs May.

It came a day after he refused to grant her a one-to-one meeting during the two-day event in Canada, and after Mrs May had arrived at the summit to reports that Mr Trump was tired of her ‘schoolmistress’ tone.

Meanwhile, a photo of the US President in a stand-off with Mrs Merkel and other G7 leaders - including Mrs May - at the summit has gone viral.

Jun 09 09:17

After Atlanticism, What’s Next?

The accelerating feud between the EU and Washington over the Iran nuclear deal has been correctly identified as a pivotal crisis of Atlanticism. With the threat of a full-blown trade war between the Continent and its Island offspring-cum-hegemon and the exchange of a number of antagonistic signals, the question increasingly begs itself: if Atlanticism is on its way out, then what’s next?

In order to answer this question and forecast the future of Washington-Brussels relations and the European Union as a whole, it is necessary to first clarify what Atlanticism is and what it has entailed for Europe up to this critical point.

Jun 09 09:04

Putin: I Told Europe in 2007, They Didn't Listen, Now “Enjoy Your Meal”!

Jun 08 13:01

Picking Up Where Obama Left Off: Trump’s Justice Department Seizes Reporters’ Records

(*No Reason To Stop The Squabbling over which one is better , or worse , out of the two .)

Jun 08 11:13

President Trump Commutes Prison Sentence of Kim Kardashian’s Drug Dealer Mascot

President Trump announced that he will be commuting the sentence of drug trafficker, Alice Johnson, shortly after he had a meeting with Kim Kardashian.
Alice Johnson, 63, is a grandmother who writes plays. At least, that’s the friendly way she is described in the media. Recently, she was the subject of a video that portrayed her in a sympathetic light as a non-violent drug offender who spent 21 years in prison for a victimless crime. Sounds rather unfair, doesn’t it?

Jun 08 09:18

Has the Western World Started Shunning America?

The dispute over trade—specifically over tariffs the U.S. imposed on steel and aluminum imports from Europe and Canada—is symptomatic of the divisions between the U.S. and its allies since Trump’s election. Some of these frustrations were evident during the Obama years, as well, when allies grumbled about the absence of U.S. leadership internationally. Still, there were few doubts then about the administration’s commitment to the U.S.-led global trading system. The frustration of the G7—which besides the U.S., includes Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, and the U.K.—runs deeper with the Trump administration. Together, as well as individually, those countries have bristled at Trump’s withdrawal from the Paris climate accord, his criticism of NATO, his attacks on free trade, and his withdrawal from the multilateral nuclear deal with Iran. But it might be Trump’s challenge—and commitment—to the global trading system that has most angered America’s allies.

Jun 08 08:51

Trump Fires Back at France, Canada as Macron Speaks of 'G6' Confronting US

President Donald Trump criticized Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau for being so angry about the new US tariffs and accused Canada of hurting American dairy farmers.

"Trudeau is being so indignant, bringing up the relationship that the US and Canada had over the many years and all sorts of other things … but he doesn’t bring up the fact that they charge us up to 300% on dairy — hurting our Farmers, killing our Agriculture!" Trump wrote in a Twitter message on Thursday.

Earlier in the day, French President Emmanuel Macron said in a press briefing that French and Canadian delegations would try to persuade Trump at the G7 summit to take a more conventional path on trade amid his imposition of tariffs on the European Union and Canada.

Jun 08 08:46

I know which country the US will invade next

Who will be next on the list of US illegal invasions cloaked in bullshit justifications? Well, last week, Iran finally did it: It switched from the dollar to the euro. And sure enough, this week, the US military-industrial complex, the corporate media and Israel all got together to claim that Iran is lying about its nuclear weapons development. What are the odds that this news would break within days of Iran dropping the dollar? What. Are. The. Odds?

Jun 07 11:50

"We Cannot Defy The US": European Refiners Fold To Trump, Will Stop Buying Iran Crude

For all of Europe's bluster, and increasingly vocal "resistance" to Trump unique approach to international politics, especially when it comes to Iran when Brussels swore it would defy the US president and continue business as usual with Tehran, it took Europe about a month to fold, and as Reuters reports European refiners are now unofficially winding down oil purchases from Iran, closing the door on a fifth of the OPEC member’s crude exports.

And since the only true leverage that Iran had vis-a-vis Europe was its deeply discounted crude oil, the shuttering of crude purchases from the Islamic republic will suddenly make European governments especially ambivalent whether to continue fighting Trump in hopes of salvaging the Iranian nuclear, when there is only downside left.

Jun 07 11:42

Netanyahu used ‘leadership of American Jewish community’ to block Obama policy — Ben Rhodes

Ben Rhodes’s book about being President Obama’s trusted aide is out: “The World as It Is: A Memoir of the Obama White House.” And it’s got some juice on Israel and the lobby.

Yesterday on Fresh Air Rhodes said that “certain advisers” made Obama water down “A New Beginning,” his famous speech to the Muslim world in Cairo in 2009– when it came to the settlements.

Obama wanted to talk in pretty stark and honest terms about the fact that, you know, this is an intolerable situation. And he wanted to use language

that American presidents didn’t always use, like calling the Israeli occupation an occupation. And, you know, that made certain advisers nervous, and we ended up, you know, kind of watering down language in different parts and how we talk about Israeli settlements.

Jun 07 10:09

Roberts: The Absence of Diplomacy Is Isolating Washington

The dissolution of the Soviet Union removed the constraint on Washington’s unilateralism. The neoconservatives, who had just risen to power, seized the opportunity and replaced diplomacy with threat and coercion. One infamous example is from the George W. Bush regime when the Deputy Secretary of State, Richard Armitage, told Pakistan to do as you are told or you will be bombed into the stone age. We have this on the authority of the president of Pakistan himself, who did as he was told.

In the case of Russia during the Putin era, this level of threat is excessive as Russia can bomb back. So the threat has been reduced to: do as you are told or we will impose sanctions.

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Jun 07 09:19

UN Calls On US To “Immediately Halt” Policy Of Detaining Migrant Children

(*But They're Savages !

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ain't that right , boys ?
whitehorse souce )

Jun 07 09:08

The U.S. at War with Itself

The United States is at war with itself. It is actually a function of the nation’s heritage—the past contesting specific aspects of a modern present. This results in traditions in flux. Some examples of this are the racism, the pseudo-frontier mentality, and the religious fundamentalism that persist into the present moment. These are traditions that characterized the first half of the nation’s history, and while some of these may have retreated into latency over the past fifty years, they are back with us now. As a result, Americans are in the midst of an ongoing culture war that in many ways is as old as the nation itself.

(*but for our purposes, it's just easier to say The Democrats have started the New Civil War , and not read the rest of the text of this thesis .)

Jun 07 08:35

The Latest Attack on Free Speech in the Israel-Palestine Debate:

Members of Congress last month introduced the “Anti-Semitism Awareness Act.” The bill purports to address a real problem: According to the FBI, incidents of hate crimes motivated by anti-Jewish bias have significantly increased in recent years.

But anti-Semitic harassment is already illegal under federal law. The new bill does not change that fact, but its overbreadth makes it likely that it will instead silence criticism of Israel that is protected by the First Amendment.

The proposed legislation, for example, defines speech that applies a “double standard for Israel,” or denies “the Jewish people their right to self-determination,” as evidence of anti-Semitism.>>>

Jun 07 08:09

US bill calls for Pentagon to send troops to take part in Taiwan military drills

Move comes as island’s annual Han Kuang war games are under way

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Jun 07 08:05

Taiwanese think tank floats South China Sea base plan for US troops

Unnamed researchers call on Taipei to lease Taiping Island to the Pentagon as tensions rise in contested waters
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The bold proposal by some experts of an unnamed pro-independence think tank calls for the Pentagon to set up a base on Taiping Island for humanitarian and rescue operations, according to local news media.

Taiping, the biggest islet in the Spratly chain, is technically controlled by Taiwan, though an international arbitration tribunal has ruled that it is merely a land formation over which no claimants are entitled to claim sovereignty.

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(*what are they thinking ?
None the less; A Win For Trump !)

Jun 07 07:53

China May Send Fighter Jet Escort For Kim When He Travels To Meet Trump

Source with the South Korean Air Force says Beijing could be sending a message to Washington and Seoul that it’s got North Korean leader’s back

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Jun 06 14:22

Donald Trump Asked The One Question That Left James Comey Speechless

FBI apologists such as former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper claim the FBI running active measures against the Trump campaign was done for Trump’s own good.

The FBI’s defenders in the media claim the use of national security letters, wiretaps, and covert spies was done to root out Russian infiltration in the campaign and to protect the President.

But this cover up fell apart when Trump asked one simple question: If the FBI was worried about the Russians infiltrating my campaign through Paul Manafort or others, why not just tell me?

Jun 06 11:30

US Treasury Dept Warns Allies Against Accidentally Trading With Iran

The US Treasury Department on Tuesday issued a statement directed at allied governments, and private companies operating out of allied countries, warning them against any trade with Iran, warning they “face substantial risks” if they are caught.

Undersecretary of the Treasury Sigal Mandelker says that the world must “harden your financial networks,” and make sure they have “airtight” procedures in place to prevent even accidental business ties to Iran. He added that nations must make sure “Iran and its proxies are not exploiting your companies to support their nefarious activities.”

Jun 06 10:23

$1.25 Trillion - That's The Cost Of Trump's Trade Wars So Far: Kolanovic

Fast forward to today when Kolanovic is out with a new note, in which he takes another look at the impact of Trump's trade wars, now that they have had a chance to develop and mature, and his latest assessment appears far less optimistic than it was before, to wit:

In 2016, we argued that the probability of Trump winning the presidency was higher than the consensus and that it would likely be positive for equities. This double out-of-consensus view materialized as the new administration enacted pro-market policies such as tax reform. However, since this March, the impact of trade and protectionist policies became a significant market headwind. It is a broad consensus across academia, business leaders and market practitioners that trade wars and protectionism are a lose-lose economic proposition.

Jun 06 10:13

The Absence of Diplomacy Is Isolating Washington

The dissolution of the Soviet Union removed the constraint on Washington’s unilateralism. The neoconservatives, who had just risen to power, seized the opportunity and replaced diplomacy with threat and coercion. One infamous example is from the George W. Bush regime when the Deputy Secretary of State, Richard Armitage, told Pakistan to do as you are told or you will be bombed into the stone age. We have this on the authority of the president of Pakistan himself, who did as he was told.

In the case of Russia during the Putin era, this level of threat is excessive as Russia can bomb back. So the threat has been reduced to: do as you are told or we will impose sanctions.

Jun 06 10:10

Putin Praises "Courageous And Mature" Trump For Agreeing To Meet With North Korea

Russian President Vladimir Putin praised US President Donald Trump for agreeing to meet with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un about the possibility of denuclearization on the Korean Peninsula. After calling Trump "courageous and mature", Putin added that he's expecting a "positive outcome" from the June 12 summit, which is set to take place in Singapore.

"I still hope that this meeting – a very courageous and mature decision U.S. President Donald Trump has made, to have direct contacts with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un – will take place, and we all expect a positive outcome," Putin said in an interview with China Media Group ahead of a planned summit in Shanghai later this week.

Putin and Trump are said to be planning a summit, and the two leaders have met twice in person since Trump took office.

Jun 06 08:33

John McAfee Announces 2020 Presidential Bid "To Serve Crypto Community"

In spite of past refusals, I have decided to again run for POTUS in 2020. If asked again by the Libertarian party, I will run with them. If not, I will create my own party. I believe this will best serve the crypto community by providing the ultimate campaign platform for us.

Jun 06 08:26

Report: Pompeo Froze Bolton Out Of Oval Office Meeting With North Korean Official

Bolton’s also the guy who infuriated the NorKs by talking about the “Libyan model” of denuclearization a few weeks ago on American television. That led to a series of belligerent statements from Pyongyang, which in turn led to Trump pulling out of the summit. Remember who encouraged him to do that, per NBC?

Jun 06 08:20

Kelly Sadler, The White House Press Aide Who Mocked John McCain’s Illness, Has Been Fired

Kelly Sadler, who once made a joke about Senator John McCain’s (R-AZ) health in private, which was subsequently leaked to the media, was quietly let go yesterday. The dismissal comes more than a month after the remark was made.

At the time, the leaker inside the White House told CNN that “White House aide Kelly Sadler responded to Sen. John McCain’s opposition to President Donald Trump’s pick for CIA director by saying Thursday morning that ‘he’s dying anyway.'”

Her comments were inappropriate. However, even in private moments with staff, White House officials must be on guard at all times about what they say.

Media reports note the White House had been planning an exit for Sadler for the last two weeks, according to a senior administration official. There was talk about relocating her to another agency or department outside of the White House. At this point, it remains unclear if she is going somewhere else or leaving the administration entirely.

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