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Mar 26 12:23

Paul Craig Roberts: Washington Has Declared Hegemony Or War

I agree with Stephen Lendman (below) that the Russian government’s efforts to deal with the West on the basis of evidence and law are futile. There is only one Western foreign policy and it is Washington’s. Washington’s “diplomacy” consists only of lies and force. It was a reasonable decision for Russia to attempt diplomatic engagement with the West on the basis of facts, evidence, and law, but it has been to no avail. For Russia to continue on this failed course is risky, not only to Russia but to the entire world.

Mar 26 12:02

How The Military Controls America

Unlike corporations that sell to consumers, Lockheed Martin and the other top contractors to the U.S. Government are highly if not totally dependent upon sales to governments, for their profits, especially sales to their own government, which they control - they control their home market, which is the U.S. Government, and they use it to sell to its allied governments, all of which foreign governments constitute the export markets for their products and services.

Mar 26 11:05

They ‘Should Start Packing Their Sh*t’: John Bolton Set To Purge Obama Holdovers From White House

Mar 26 11:04

Bolton Comes in GUNS BLAZING! He Just Put DOZENS of Obama Loyalists on the Chopping Block

Mar 26 10:57

President Trump to Expel 60 Russian Intelligence Officers

Well, this will be a stab in the heart of the bogus narrative that the Trump campaign colluded with the Russian government to defeat Hillary Clinton in the presidential election.

The Trump Administration has reportedly ordered 60 Russian government officials to be expelled from the country’s consulate in Seattle. The move came after pressure from our partners in the United Kingdom, who suffered a [alleged] Russian assassination plot on their own soil.

Mar 26 09:36

As Trump Moves Toward War, 'The Resistance' Refuses to Resist

Trump’s push to install Mike Pompeo as U.S. Secretary of State is a crystal clear indication that he’s begun the process of building his war cabinet. >>>
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Switching gears a bit, today’s piece will zero in on Trump’s other desired appointment, Gina Haspel to head the CIA.>>>
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What’s most interesting and extremely disturbing about the Pompeo and Haspel appointments, is the lack of resistance from “the resistance.” If you’ve been paying attention, this won’t be surprising since the resistance has always been an unholy alliance of neocon/neoliberal war hawks, intelligence agencies and the mass media

They don't want to "resist" any of Trump's genuinely bad policies. >>>

Mar 26 09:29

Trump expels 60 Russian diplomats; closing of Seattle consulate

The U.S. is expelling 60 Russian diplomats and closing the Russian consulate in Seattle, Washington, after Russia is accused of deliberately trying to poison an ex-spy in the U.K.

Forty-eight diplomats are being told to leave the Russian embassy and 12 must leave the United Nations. The diplomats and their families have been given one week to leave the country.

Mar 26 09:25

30,000 Britons March for Donald Trump - Make Britain Great Again

Mar 26 07:39

Here’s John Bolton Promising Regime Change in Iran by the End of 2018

“The outcome of the president’s policy review should be to determine that the Ayatollah Khomeini’s 1979 revolution will not last until its 40th birthday,” Bolton said. (The 40th anniversary of the Iranian revolution will be on February 11, 2019.) “The declared policy of the United States should be the overthrow of the mullahs’ regime in Tehran,” Bolton added. “The behavior and the objectives of the regime are not going to change and, therefore, the only solution is to change the regime itself.”

Mar 26 04:56

The Man Too Militaristic for Fox News

His American exceptionalism and anti-Putinism have left him in an awkward position.

(*NO! They're not talking about John Bolton !

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There's 'Another' one !)
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Mar 26 03:40

IDF: IRON DOME ACTIVATED BY GUNFIRE IN GAZA, NO ROCKET THREAT TO ISRAEL

Several incoming rocket sirens were activated in southern Israeli communities with local residents uploading videos of "interceptions."

No rocket barrage was launched towards Israel Sunday night following reports of at least a dozen rockets launched from the Gaza Strip after incoming rocket sirens were heard in several communities.

“Everything is routine,” IDF Spokesman Brig.-Gen. Ronen Manelis said on a call with reporters. “All of the alarms were triggered by machine gun fire in Gaza. There were no rockets which fell inside Israeli territory.”

(*A Likely Story .
Get used to The Likely Stories , if you're not already . 58 more days till we meld right into this , because Mister Tough Bluster Trump isn't sure if Iron Domed Israel even wants peace .
So , the next Likely Story will probably come after Trump moves Israels capitol for them .
-He didn't know ,
-there was no choice
-somebody else .

Mar 26 03:13

The Coming War With Russia

The Coming War With Russia - David Icke Video

This is a recent compilation video from Icke, with clips of him speaking from 2008 through today of a definite pattern of a build up to a war between Europe / US and Russia / China.

Mar 25 11:40

Trump is staffing from Fox

President Donald Trump's favorite TV network is increasingly serving as a West Wing casting call, as the president reshapes his administration with camera-ready personalities.

Trump's new national security adviser, John Bolton, is a former U.N. ambassador, a White House veteran — and perhaps most importantly a Fox News channel talking head.>>>

(*in other words That he is a Media Darling should take precedence to his war mongering mentality )

Mar 25 09:37

Former IDF chief Mofaz: 'Bolton tried to convince me Israel should attack Iran'

Former IDF chief Shaul Mofaz said Sunday that US President Donald Trump's new National Security Adviser John Bolton "tried to convince me that Israel should attack in Iran," while he was serving as Washington's ambassador to the UN.

"I don't think it's a smart act—not for the Americans today, and not for anyone, until this threat is realized," Mofaz said at a conference organized by Ynet and Yedioth Ahronoth to celebrate 70 years of Israeli success.

Mofaz took part in a panel of former IDF chiefs at the conference, which also featured Moshe Ya'alon, Benny Gantz and Dan Halutz. All four said they were against canceling the Iranian nuclear deal.

Mar 25 09:36

Four Days to Declare a Cold War

The British government and certain of its allies, including US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, have attempted to launch a Cold War against Russia.

Their plan was to fabricate an attack against an ex-double agent in Salisbury and at the same time a chemical attack against the « moderate rebels » in the Ghouta. The conspirators’ intention was to profit from the efforts of Syria to liberate the suburbs of its capital city and the disorganisation of Russia on the occasion of its Presidential election. Had these manipulations worked, the United Kingdom would have pushed the USA to bomb Damascus, including the Presidential palace, and demand that the United Nations General Assembly exclude Russia from the Security Council.

However, the Syrian and Russian Intelligence Services got wind of what was being plotted. They realised that the US agents in the Ghouta who were preparing an attack against the Ghouta were not working for the Pentagon, but for another US agency.

Mar 25 09:13

Why we don’t respect the West anymore (MUST READ!)

Essentially, the West should be horrified not because 76% of Russians voted for Putin, but because this elections have demonstrated that 95% of Russia’s population supports conservative-patriotic, communist and nationalist ideas. That means that liberal ideas are barely surviving among measly 5% of population.

And that’s your fault, my Western friends. It was you who pushed us into “Russians never surrender” mode.

Mar 25 09:08

Let’s Call Bolton What He Is, A War Criminal With Terrorist Ties, Not Just “Hawkish”

John Bolton helped lie our country into an illegal war of aggression that killed several hundred thousand Iraqis, wounded over a million, and displaced 4 million from their homes, helped deliver Baghdad into the hands of Iran, and helped create ISIL, which blew up Paris. In a just world, Bolton would be on trial at the Hague for war crimes. Instead, he has been promoted into a position to do to Iran what he did to Iraq.

Mar 25 09:07

John Bolton Chairs an Actual “Fake News” Publisher Infamous for Spreading Anti-Muslim Hate

John Bolton, President Donald Trump’s pick to be his new national security adviser, has a long association with a group infamous for its role in publishing “fake news” and spreading hate about Muslims.

Bolton wears many hats. He serves as a fellow at the American Enterprise Institute and a contributor to Fox News, and controls a Super PAC that used money from the billionaire Mercer family to help elect congressional Republicans.

But one role that has received relatively little scrutiny is his work as chair of the Gatestone Institute, a nonprofit that focuses largely on publishing original commentary and news related to the supposed threat that Islam poses to Western society. He has served in that role since 2013. (Bolton did not respond to an email seeking comment.)

Mar 25 09:06

U.S Vs. Russia: Military Spending Difference, No Big Deal

Even just users of Internet forums are well aware that to compare budgets or salaries in different countries is simply meaningless without comparing the prices. The amount of money is not as important as quantity of goods and services that you can acquire with it!

We know that in the U.S. real estate prices in New York and medical and utility bills prices are high. But what about more global issues – prices in the defense sector?

Let’s look at some eloquent examples. For example, the cost of pride of the American aircraft builders- F-22 Raptor – is, according to various sources estimates from 350 to 411 million dollars per unit. And that’s not the most expensive aircraft. One B-2 Spirit bomber (taking R&D into account) costs U.S. taxpayers $ 2.1 billion dollars per unit, and without science – 1,157 billion dollars. Not cheap at all.

Mar 25 09:03

Group Think? US Will Expel Russian Diplomats – If The EU Does First

American President Donald Trump is ready to expel Russian diplomats from the United States because of the Skripal poisoning, reports Bloomerg.

According to sources, Trump agreed with the recommendations of his advisers. The expulsion of diplomats is likely to be announced on Monday, March 26. At the same time, the interlocutors of the agency fear that the president’s decision is not final.

According to sources, before sending diplomats home, Trump wants to make sure that the European allies of the United States will do the same.

Mar 25 07:48

Massive crowds rally across US to urge tighter gun controls

Hundreds of thousands of Americans galvanized by last month's Florida school massacre rallied on Saturday at nationwide March For Our Lives protests led by students demanding tighter gun laws.

Carrying signs with slogans including "If they choose guns over our kids, vote them out," protesters in Washington jammed Pennsylvania Avenue as students from the Parkland, Florida, high school where 17 people were killed called on lawmakers and President Donald Trump to confront the issue.

Mar 24 11:20

Why the UK, the EU and the US Gang-Up on Russia

For the greater part of a decade the US, the UK and the EU have been carrying out a campaign to undermine and overthrow the Russian government and in particular to oust President Putin. Fundamental issues are at stake including the real possibility of a nuclear war.

The most recent western propaganda campaign and one of the most virulent is the charge launched by the UK regime of Prime Minister Theresa May. The Brits have claimed that Russian secret agents conspired to poison a former Russian double-agent and his daughter in England , threatening the sovereignty and safety of the British people. No evidence has ever been presented. Instead the UK expelled Russian diplomats and demands harsher sanctions, to increase tensions. The UK and its US and EU patrons are moving toward a break in relations and a military build-up.

A number of fundamental questions arise regarding the origins and growing intensity of this anti-Russian animus.

Mar 24 11:16

It’s Time to Panic Now

John Bolton’s appointment as national security adviser puts us on a path to war.

Mar 24 11:15

Liberals Panic over John Bolton Appointment as National Security Advisor

The move was largely hailed by conservatives — even though some criticized his support for the Iraq War. Bolton is known to be a hawk on North Korea — he has even recommended a pre-emptive attack on the regime if it continues to threaten the U.S. — and his addition to Trump’s foreign policy team sends a strong message ahead of negotiations between the president and North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un.

Mar 24 11:15

Donald Trump Signs Bloated $1.3 Trillion Omnibus Bill, Cites Military Funding

President Donald Trump signed Congress’s $1.3 trillion omnibus spending bill on Friday afternoon, despite widespread criticism of the legislation from his supporters.

The president described the 2,232-page bill as “ridiculous” but said he felt the need to sign it because of his duty to protect the country.

“As a matter of national security, I’ve signed this omnibus budget bill,” Trump said. “There are a lot of things I’m unhappy about in this bill. I say to Congress: I will never sign another bill like this again.”

Mar 23 17:17

HOW MANY MILLIONS OF PEOPLE HAVE BEEN KILLED IN AMERICA’S POST-9/11 WARS? – PART ONE: IRAQ

The numbers of casualties of U.S. wars since Sept. 11, 2001 have largely gone uncounted, but coming to terms with the true scale of the crimes committed remains an urgent moral, political and legal imperative, argues Nicolas J.S. Davies.

Mar 23 14:31

After Passing Disastrous $1.3 Trillion Omnibus, Trump Pushes DOJ To Ban Bump Stocks

Earlier today, President Trump signed the disastrous $1.3 Trillion omnibus spending bill. In a second move set to infuriate the base, Trump has just declared on Twitter he is slated to push the DOJ to issue a rule banning bump stocks today.

Mar 23 11:27

“USA HISTORY IN MAKING –GUN’S DOWN “ON MARCH 24

MORE THAN 1 MILLION PEOPLE ATTENDING – MARCH FOR OUR LIVES IN WASHINGTON D.C. hoping for changes to gun regulations and school safety.

Mar 23 10:56

Summons issued to Trump in case alleging he is violating emoluments clause

A summons has been issued to President Trump in a lawsuit alleging he is violating the emoluments clause of the Constitution.

The lawsuit — filed by the attorneys general in Washington, D.C., and Maryland — alleges that Trump is violating the clause, which prevents elected officials from receiving gifts or benefits from foreign governments without Congress’s approval, WAMU reported.

The lawsuit is filed against Trump in his "official capacity and in his individual capacity," according to the Washington, D.C., radio station.

The lawsuit also argues that businesses in Maryland and D.C. have been hurt because groups instead choose to stay at Trump's properties in attempts to get in his good favor.
Last year, a federal judge dismissed a lawsuit from a liberal watchdog organization arguing that Trump was violating the emoluments clause of the Constitution.

Mar 23 10:52

Trump assailed for phoning Putin, but feting blood-soaked Saudi dictator is OK

Donald Trump sparked outrage this week in the US over his congratulatory phone call to Russian leader Vladimir Putin on his re-election. But his obscene indulgence of a Saudi despot in the White House hardly ruffled any concern.
How disconnected from reality can you get?

Mar 23 09:24

Trump Suspends Tariffs On Multiple Nations (Not China Or Japan) Until May

After unleashing the first shots in the global trade war, and facing some retaliation from China tonight, President Trump has decided to exclude multiple nations (and The EU) from steel and aluminum tariffs through May 1st.

This action confirms what Ambassador Lighthizer suggested earlier in the evening, which perhaps explains the negligible response to this modest retreat in the trade war.

Mar 23 09:23

White House Soap Operas Distract From Real Global Dangers

In the liberty movement, we often refer to the historical tactic of the Roman “bread and circuses” when describing the deliberate mass distraction of the public of today. In the era when Roman emperors supplanted the senate and dominated political and social life, it was deemed advantageous to create various forms of “entertainment,” often violent, in order to keep the citizenry preoccupied and thus less likely to physically act against the power structure as the empire suffered economic decline.

Mar 23 09:22

Donald Trump's national security adviser pick John Bolton on North Korea, Russia and Iran

John Bolton, who has been named by US President Donald Trump as his new national security adviser, has a history of taking hardline positions on foreign policy.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Okay John, here's your rifle...

Mar 23 09:18

Can the trans-Atlantic relationship survive Donald Trump?

From nationalism to NATO spending, the trans-Atlantic relationship under US President Donald Trump is worse than it has been in decades. But, note practitioners and scholars, it doesn't have to stay that way.

Mar 23 09:17

Asian market CRASHES over 500 POINTS amid US-China superpower trade WAR

THE Asian market crashed by over 500 points as it opened this morning amid fears of a superpower trade war emerging following Donald Trump’s newly announced $60billion tariff on China, it has emerged.

Mar 23 09:02

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis Warns Trump Over Veto

The government is only funded until midnight tonight. It’s highly unlikely that Congress will pass another spending bill, ceding to Trump’s demands.

This means Trump faces a choice: Either veto the spending bill and shut the government down, or miss his opportunity to extract demands from a must-pass law.

And now the pressure has increased on Trump ten-fold, as it’s being reported that Defense Secretary Jim Mattis is warning him not to issue a veto:

Mar 23 09:01

REPORT: Kellyanne Conway Rumored To Be Next W.H. Communications Director

President Donald Trump has yet to reveal who will replace Hope Hicks as his White House Communications Director, but all signs seem to indicate that Kellyanne Conway is moving toward taking over the role.

Mar 23 08:39

McMaster Is Out, an Even Bigger North Korea Hawk Is In

Trump is replacing his national-security adviser with John Bolton, a persistent advocate of military intervention.

Mar 23 08:23

Trade deficit with China costs 2 million jobs to US: White House

America's massive trade deficit with China is estimated to have resulted in about two million job losses in the US, the White House has said, defending President Donald Trump's decision to initiate strong actions against China's "unfair" trade practices.

Trump imposed tariffs on about USD 60 billion worth of Chinese imports to punish the country for its "unfair" seizure of American intellectual property, a move that could escalate the already tense trade relations between the world's two biggest economies.

Mar 22 19:43

Trump Dossier 2018: Double Agent

In light of Trump's continuing betrayal of US patriots who voted for him, stuck with through thick and thing during the contested election, the Russian collusion lie ... we now have a growing list of Trump double-crosses: the retirement of dozens of Republicans in the Senate, Congress; the CIA infiltration in the electorate; Jerusalem to be capital of Israel; US troops in Syria, WWIII against Russia; Pompeo to the State Department, Bolton to the NSC; 2nd Amendment rights eviscerated in the new budget (#omnibus2018); I now think that he was a ringer all along, the Russian collusion story just a distraction from a darker agenda for honest US citizens and Christians.

Mar 22 18:21

Tucker Drops A WMD On John Bolton’s Ego

Fox News host Tucker Carlson dealt a serious blow to John Bolton’s ego at the end of his Wednesday night interview with the former United Nations ambassador.

Mar 22 18:15

THEY GOT HIM: TRUMP REPLACES MCMASTER WITH NEOCON SCUM JOHN BOLTON

Any support I’ve shown for Trump has gone out the window this evening. And no, I am not being melodramatic. I am a simple man with modest needs. One of them is for my country to stop fighting unnecessary wars. When you wake up and realize that we’re the bad guys and that the media propaganda is there to make you docile, you will see that nothing else matters but human life. Forget about healthcare, transgender bathrooms, abortion, tax cuts — everything is secondary to the life expectancy of the men and women who serve in our military — our sons and daughters, or neighbors.

In an unbelievable move, Trump has replaced Gen. McMaster with the very worst person living in America, John Neocon Scum Bolton.

Bolton was part of a neocon cabal, spearheaded by the Project for the New American Century (PNAC), founded by Bill Kristol, whose lineage is Trotskyite through and through.

Mar 22 18:09

John Bolton File

John Bolton is a long time leader of the War Party, was a major promoter of the lies about Iraq which fostered our war, was former Vice President of the neocon nesting American Enterprise Institute and advisor to JINSA (Likud Think Tank in Washington which long urged Israel to violate Oslo accords). Bolton never gained congressional approval, the is legitimacy for his "Ambassadorship" to the UN and is despised by most of the outside world's nations.

America is not safer being hated and represented to the world by one of the main architects of the policies which led to such hatred. Every time he speaks he is a symbol of go-it-alone America and a lightening rod for hate against America.

Mar 22 16:30

The Second Amendment rights of more than 4 million Americans are at risk thanks to Republicans in Congress

Congressional Republicans are jeopardizing the Second Amendment rights of 4.2 million senior citizens. At the same time, they have voted to funnel tens of millions of dollars to gun control organizations and support other actions that Democrats will love.

Mar 22 15:23

Paul Ryan And Mitch McConnell Just Betrayed Trump In This Awful Way

This legislation is a complete betrayal of President Trump’s agenda and the voters who sent Republicans to Washington.

Republicans won nothing in the deal.

Democrats got 100% of their priorities funded and it looks like they will be able to sneak a provision into the legislation that helps push America closer to a national gun registration database.

McConnell and Ryan are effectively Democrat leaders in Congress.

Mar 22 12:02

THE WAR ON DRUGS IS FAR DEADLIER THAN MOST PEOPLE REALIZE

The death toll from the drug war is much less than the actual warfare throughout the world. However, his sentiment is quite appropriate because a significant percentage of the world’s violence could be prevented with a flick of a pen by ending the war on drugs. Imagine if we could essentially eliminate the black market for drug trafficking in Chicago, which has the highest number of gang members and homicides. It’s estimated that up to 80% of the city’s murders are gang-related and one of the main causes of this violence is connected to controlling turf for drug sales.

Mar 22 11:47

RUSSIA ISSUES ULTIMATUM: IF U.S. ATTACKS DAMASCUS "IT WILL BE THE LAST THING YOU DO"

With these words, Colonel-General Rudskoy, the head of the Main Headquarters of the General Staff of the Russian Federation (the Main Operations Directorate of the General Staff) turned to all beloved and deeply respected America.

Today, a meeting of the Ministry of Defense of Russia was held, at which Rudskoy made the following speech:

"Even earlier, a few days ago, Valery Gerasimov, the chief of the Russian General Staff, made an open statement to all the world's media.

In his address, Comrade Gerasimov said that Russia is aware of the impending sabotage in the Eastern Guta region. The opposition, controlled by a coalition led by the United States, is preparing to use the world's banned chemical weapons.

Mar 22 11:40

The Nuclear Option: Limitless Investigation of Trump Was Always the Plan

Through a combination of representative democracy and a balancing of state power against federal power, we the people pick our president.

And damn the innocent host! The more devastating the cancer is to the very body politic that gives it life, the better!

It is the truest form of injustice. Singular evil. Blind hatred.

So they changed the rules. We can pick our president. But then the powerful established bureaucracy must conduct a massive, sprawling, limitless investigation into any and all aspects of the president we pick.

The basis of this “investigation” is an increasingly debunked frame-up designed and drafted by the Kremlin and paid for by President Trump’s political opponent in the presidential election. And then spread to all four corners of the globe by the oldest creatures of the powerful establishment in Washington.

Mar 22 11:39

Dershowitz: Mueller performing 'legal colonoscopy,' never should have been appointed

Lawyer Alan Dershowitz on Tuesday said Democrats are "fueling the speculation" around President Trump possibly firing special counsel Robert Mueller, adding that "there never should have been an appointment of special counsel."

"That would create a real problem on the Republican side of the aisle. I don’t think he’ll fire him or should fire him," he added.

"America's Newsroom" anchor Sandra Smith pressed Dershowitz on Trump's weekend tweets.

"The president with his tweets over the weekend and Monday morning saying 'this is the ultimate witch hunt' adds fuel to the fire saying this investigation never should have began in the first place. So what is the strategy there? Why put those things out there?" asked Smith.

Dershowitz responded by saying there had been "no probable cause" of crimes committed by Trump and that meant a special counsel was not necessary.

Mar 22 10:46

US Can't Stop Hypersonic Weapons, Air Force General Says

March 21, 2018 "Information Clearing House" - Missiles that spit out warheads traveling up to 20 times the speed of sound and with the ability to perform elusive acrobatics may be too much for U.S. defenses to block.

That's according to the head of the U.S. Strategic Command, Air Force Gen. John Hyten, who testified before the Senate Armed Services Committee yesterday (March 20).

When asked by Sen. Jim Inhofe, R-Okla., what kind of defenses the U.S. has against hypersonic weapons, Hyten replied: "We have a very difficult — well, our defense is our deterrent capability. We don't have any defense that could deny the employment of such a weapon against us, so our response would be our deterrent force, which would be the triad and the nuclear capabilities that we have to respond to such a threat,"

Mar 22 10:45

US Empire: Global Imperialism and Internal Colonialism

The dynamic of contemporary US imperialism is built around two structural features: the drive toward global military expansion, conquest and occupation backed by the intensification of exploitation of domestic labor and pillage of the domestic economy.

Mar 22 10:17

Jake Tapper Hits Back At Trump: He’s Nastier To Me And Don Lemon Than He Is To Putin

CNN’s Jake Tapper wants to know why President Donald Trump keeps giving Russian President Vladimir Putin a free pass.

“President Trump to this day has said nastier things publicly about me, Don Lemon, Chuck Todd, Meryl Streep and the cast of ‘Hamilton’ than he has of former KGB operative and current human rights repressor Vladimir Putin,” Tapper said.

Trump earlier this week was reportedly given an all-caps note saying “DO NOT CONGRATULATE” before a phone call with Putin after the Russian leader won a re-election many dismissed as a sham.

He congratulated him anyway.

Trump is reportedly angry over that detail leaking out of the West Wing.

Mar 22 10:14

Trump Responds to Joe Biden’s Threat With His Own Macho Tweet

Yesterday, we reported on former Vice President Joe Biden’s tough-guy comments about the President. During a speech at the University of Miami, Biden said the following: “They asked me would I like to debate this gentleman, and I said no. I said, ‘If we were in high school, I’d take him behind the gym and beat the hell out of him.'”

We certainly knew Trump wasn’t about to take that lying down. He just gave Biden a dose of his own medicine over Twitter. This is how a New Yorker talks to someone just a tad too lippy:

Mar 22 09:29

Trump, King Salman To “Make Russia Pay”

President of the United States Donald Trump intends to propose the crown prince of Saudi Arabia, Mohammed bin Salman, to offer “joint ways to make Russia pay.”

This was stated in regard to Russia’s policy in Syria.

Mar 22 09:15

Trump tariffs could backfire on Mass. cranberry growers

When President Trump imposed stiff tariffs on steel and aluminum imports earlier this month, he invited metal workers in hard hats to the White House signing ceremony, saying the move would protect their jobs.

But a few weeks later, the ripple effects of that decision are being felt in other industries across the country as the European Union prepares to retaliate. One potential victim: the humble cranberry industry in Massachusetts.

The Bay State’s top agricultural food crop — valued at close to $70 million in 2016, according to the most recent government data — could now face a 25 percent tariff on exports to Europe. Exacerbating the challenge is the booming cranberry industry in Quebec, which outproduced Massachusetts for the first time in 2014 and could see further growth if US cranberries are suddenly more expensive for European consumers.

Mar 22 09:05

JUST IN: Leaker Suspected From Within White House

It’s particularly concerning that this information was leaked because it means there’s a leaker close to Trump. Only a small circle of staff members would have had access to such sensitive briefing documents, meaning the leak may have come from somebody close to the president.

While it’s unclear whether the White House has launched a formal investigation into the incident yet, according to the Washington Examiner, Rep. Mark Meadows, R-N.C., a conservative leader and foreign policy expert, expressed outrage at the leak and suggested that it and others thought to come from the national security council are crimes.

“Here’s the big deal. If you’ve got the national security council team leaking to the press, that’s a big deal,” he told reporters at a Heritage Foundation-sponsored “Conversations with Conservatives” on Capitol Hill Wednesday.

“Quite frankly, some of the other stuff they’ve leaked is actually a crime,” he added.

Mar 22 08:41

Dowd resigns as Trump's lawyer

President Donald Trump's lead lawyer, John Dowd, has resigned from the President's personal legal team handling the response to the Russia investigation, according to The New York Times and The Washington Post.

Dowd's resignation comes as Trump has stepped up his attacks on special counsel Robert Mueller and days after Dowd said in a statement the investigation should end, initially claiming he was speaking for the President before saying he was only speaking for himself.

Mar 22 08:18

US to file WTO suit against China for trade law violations

Yesterday, a flurry of media reports pertaining to the size of anti-China tariffs, and the timing of their announcement, suggested that the Trump team was still working to iron out the details. But with less than five hours to go until Trump’s 12:30 ET announcement, the Wall Street Journal quietly reported Thursday morning that the US is also expected to announce a lawsuit against China at the World Trade Organization for trade law violations. The tariffs would be assessed separately without going to the WTO.

Mar 22 07:46

Arsenal SAM 7 SF Chapter 2

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Nobody enjoys an AK more than I do!
By the way, if the Bill of Rights, the NRA, and we law-abiding American gun owners enjoying our rights turn you into an emotionally-wrecked snowflake, study the real crime statistics and some world history and try to get over it. Meanwhile, the rest of us will live normal lives and ignore you, at least until you threaten the good sense of our Founding Fathers, otherwise known as the Bill of Rights.

Mar 22 05:56

The Debate – US-Saudi ties

In this edition of The Debate, Press TV has conducted an interview with Jim W. Dean, the managing editor of Veterans Today from Atlanta, and Brent Budowsky, a columnist of The Hill from Washington, to discuss the consequences of Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince’s recent visit to the US.

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Mar 21 23:33

Federal judge scolds Kobach for violating her trust at contempt hearing

This judge ordered Kobach to register voters without proof of citizenship. He refused to follow her UnConstitutional order and she is going to hold him in contempt for following Kansas law and refusing to register illegal aliens as voters.
I have seen it all.

Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach could be facing a contempt order from a federal court after a judge on Tuesday tore into the Kansas Republican about repeatedly skirting her orders.

Robinson in 2016 ordered Kobach to fully register thousands of Kansas voters who had registered at the DMV but had failed to provide proof of citizenship, such as a birth certificate or passport, as required by a Kansas law that Kobach crafted.

Mar 21 20:07

TRUMP Rips Into “Crazed” Media, Says “Getting Along With Russia Is A Good Thing”

Wednesday afternoon, President Trump attacked the “crazed” media for their continued attacks over his phone call with Putin. Trump called attention to the fact that Obama, too, congratulated Putin back in 2012. The Gateway Pundit reported on the media ignoring not only the fact that Obama congratulated Putin in 2012, but went above and beyond that, promising the the Russian president he would show him “flexibility” after he won his own election.

President Trump stood confident in his diplomatic call, taking to twitter he declared, “The Fake News Media is crazed because they wanted me to excoriate him. They are wrong! Getting along with Russia (and others) is a good thing, not a bad thing…….”

Mar 21 10:42

Retired FBI agent guilty of sex abuse Was bureau's chief of internal affairs

The alleged bomber Mark Anthony Conditt makes remarks on social media in 2012 about how a sex offender should not have to register after he has done his time.
Is this person related to former FBI official John H. Conditt?

By Associated Press | February 18, 2004

WASHINGTON -- The former chief internal watchdog at the FBI has pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting a 6-year-old girl and has admitted he had a history of molesting other children before he joined the bureau for what became a two-decade career.

John H. Conditt Jr., 53, who retired in 2001, was sentenced last week in Tarrant County Court in Fort Worth to 12 years in prison after he admitted he molested the daughter of two FBI agents after he retired. He acknowledged molesting at least two other girls before he began his law enforcement career, his lawyer said.

Conditt sought treatment for sex offenders after his arrest last year, said his attorney, Toby Goldsmith.

Mar 21 09:36

Israel needs to kick out 450 elderly people to make room for new US embassy

Israeli authorities would need to relocate some 450 USSR immigrants, many of whom are in their 80s, from a plot of land to facilitate the construction of a new US embassy. And there is no solution in sight.

The plot in Jerusalem’s predominantly Jewish Arnona neighborhood is owned by the United States and currently accommodates an American consulate, which will soon be promoted to embassy status. This is scheduled to happen on May 14, coinciding with the 70th anniversary of Israel’s declaration of independence, although red tape may force a postponement, according to local media.

Mar 21 09:22

Erdogan tells US to end ‘deception’ on Syria

TURKISH President Recep Tayyip Erdogan today told the US to stop "deceiving" Turkey and start cooperation after Washington said it was concerned by the Turkish-led offensive on the Syrian city of Afrin.

Erdogan's typically abrasive comments came after the US State Department reacted to the capture by Turkish forces of Afrin from Kurdish militia by sounding alarm over the fate of civilians and looting.

"If we are strategic partners, you must respect us and you must work with us," Erdogan told Turkey's NATO ally during a speech to ruling party lawmakers in parliament.

Mar 21 09:02

Senate Votes to Kill Bill Challenging Legality of Yemen War

SJ Res 54, the Senate’s War Powers Act challenge to the US military involvement in the Yemen War, was killed Tuesday by the Senate, meaning it will not get a direct floor vote. The bill noted that Congress never authorized the Yemen War, and would’ve compelled the US to withdraw its participation. The vote was 55-44.

Mar 21 09:00

Exclusive: Trump to boost exports of lethal drones to more U.S. allies - sources

President Donald Trump will soon make it easier to export some types of lethal U.S.-made drones to potentially dozens more allies and partners, according to people familiar with the plan.

Mar 21 08:58

Pompeo and Haspel are Symptoms of a Deeper Problem

President Trump’s recent cabinet shakeup looks to be a real boost to hard-line militarism and neo-conservatism. If his nominees to head the State Department and CIA are confirmed, we may well have moved closer to war.

Before being chosen by Trump to head up the CIA, Secretary of State nominee Mike Pompeo was one of the most pro-war Members of Congress. He has been militantly hostile toward Iran, and many times has erroneously claimed that Iran is the world’s number one state sponsor of terror. The truth is, Iran neither attacks nor threatens the United States.

At a time when President Trump appears set to make history by meeting North Korean leader Kim Jong-un face-to-face, Pompeo remains dedicated to a “regime change” policy that leads to war, not diplomacy and peace. He blames Iran – rather than the 2003 US invasion – for the ongoing disaster in Iraq. He enthusiastically embraced the Bush policy of “enhanced interrogation,” which the rest of us call “torture.”

Mar 21 08:50

Trump's New Lawyer: The Man Who Sent Jonathan Pollard to Jail

Joseph diGenova has promoted conspiracy theories about a ‘deep state’ attempt to ‘frame’ Trump and his campaign for criminal activities

Mar 21 08:44

US Planning a Terrorist False Flag Chemical Attack in Syria: Russia Says It Will Respond

Events in Syria increasingly resemble a direct confrontation between major powers rather than a proxy war. Lavrov’s words, delivered a few days ago, reveal the critical phase of international relations the world is going through, with a potentially devastating conflict ready to ignite in the Middle East region.

Mar 21 08:34

Trump launches WAR on WTO - Brussels panic as EU admits ‘we need a plan B’

DONALD Trump’s controversial new tariffs could be the start of an all-out war on the World Trade Organisation (WTO), a prospect causing officials in Brussels to lose sleep and scramble for a response.

Mar 21 08:23

White House claims it doesn’t dictate how other countries operate

The White House is refusing to comment on the legitimacy of the recent Russian elections because it doesn’t dictate how other countries operate, press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders claimed during Tuesday’s White House press briefing.

“We’re focused on our elections,” Sanders said. “We don’t get to dictate how other countries operate.

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Mar 21 08:19

Reminder: Liberal hero Robert Mueller lied about Iraq’s non-existent WMDs

The 15th anniversary of the US invasion of Iraq has evoked many inconvenient memories for America – including the fact that Russiagate heartthrob Robert Mueller lied about Iraq’s WMDs, paving the way for war.

Currently serving as the head of an “independent” investigation into alleged Russian interference in the 2016 election, Mueller wasn’t always hailed by liberals as a brave crusader for democracy and truth. Actually, the liberal love affair with Mueller is a rather recent phenomenon.

Mar 21 08:17

Paul Craig Roberts: War Is On The Horizon

How else do we interpret the announcement by General Sergey Rudskoy, chief of the Operational Directorate of the Russian General Staff, that

“we have reliable information at our disposal that US instructors have trained a number of militant groups in the vicinity of the town of At-Tanf, to stage provocations involving chemical warfare agents in southern Syria. They are preparing a series of chemical munitions explosions. This fact will be used to blame the government forces. The components to produce chemical munitions have been already delivered to the southern de-escalation zone under the guise of humanitarian convoys of a number of NGOs.

The provocations will be used as a pretext by the United States and its allies to launch strikes on military and government infrastructure in Syria.”

Don’t expect to hear anything about this in the totally discredited Western presstitute media, which is a propaganda ministry for war.

Mar 21 08:17

China Is Days Away From Killing the Petrodollar

China is rapidly displacing the US as the dominant global power. This shift is inevitable. China’s economy will be twice as large as the US economy by 2030.

This leaves the US with limited options…

It could kick back and let China displace it as the most powerful country in the world.

It could start a military war with China.

And it could push the current trade battle into an all-out economic war against China.

I think a full-blown economic war is the most likely. Under President Trump, it’s all but certain.

Mar 21 08:16

Trump voices concerns to Putin over new Russian armaments - report

US President Donald Trump expressed concerns over new Russian armaments in a phone conversation with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday, The New York Times reported citing sources in the US administration.

During their call, "a senior official said, Mr. Trump told Mr. Putin he had been concerned by a recent speech in which Mr. Putin talked about Russia developing an "invincible" intercontinental cruise missile and a nuclear torpedo that could outsmart all American defenses," the report said.

The US leader also "raised the nuclear threat" in phone conversations with UK Prime Minister Theresa May, French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel, according to the paper.

Mar 21 08:06

US Raises White Flag, Wants Talks With Russia Over Arms Race

When you are 10 years behind behind the competition, making a deal is probably your best move ...

One can say with certainty that Vladimir Putin’s presentation of Russia’s new weapons systems during his Address to the Federal Assembly on 1 March has finally elicited the desired response from its target audience in Washington, D.C. In that presentation, Putin spoke about strategic weapons systems employing cutting-edge technology that, he claimed, is more than a decade ahead of US and other competition.

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Mar 21 07:51

Trump, Saudi leader discuss Houthi "threat" in Yemen

US President Donald Trump and Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman discussed the situation in war-torn Yemen during a meeting on Tuesday, including Houthi rebel and Iranian activity and the humanitarian crisis, the White House said.

Mar 21 06:33

“It Was a Crime”: 15 Years After U.S. Invasion, Iraqis Still Face Trauma, Destruction & Violence

It was 15 years ago today when the U.S. invaded Iraq on the false pretense that Iraqi President Saddam Hussein was hiding weapons of mass destruction. The attack came despite worldwide protest and a lack of authorization from the United Nations Security Council. At around 5:30 a.m. in Baghdad on March 20, 2003, air raid sirens were heard as the U.S. invasion began. The fighting has yet to end, and the death toll may never be known.>>>

Mar 20 09:32

Fooling American masses with false-flag terror no longer easy

We now know for certain that the Ruling Cabal has been using USG and its secret factions in various agencies like DHS, FEMA, the FBI, the CIA, and foreign groups like the Mossad, DVD and other subcontractors, to repeatedly engineer and stage Gladio-style False-flag attacks.

More and more these Cabal ordered, USG run false-flag attacks are now being exposed for what they actually are, inside-job attacks on We The People. And they are being deployed in order to convince We The People to give up more Constitutional rights (especially the right to bear arms) in exchange for promises of increased safety from terror.

Mar 20 09:30

Rep. Ted Lieu: ‘Widespread Civil Unrest’ If Trump Fires Mueller

California Democratic Rep. Ted Lieu predicted Monday there will be “widespread civil unrest” if President Donald Trump fires special counsel Robert Mueller.

“If the president does go ahead and fire Robert Mueller, we would have people take to the streets,” Lieu told MSNBC’s Chris Hayes. “I believe there would be widespread civil unrest because Americans believe the rule of law is paramount.”

“You think there would be widespread civil unrest?” Hayes asked.

“I do. I think you’re going have protests and marches and rallies and sit-ins. I believe Americans would not stand for the firing of Robert Mueller,” Lieu replied.

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Is Lieu threatening a Democrat v Republican civil war?!?

Mar 20 09:29

Trump’s Last-Minute Play To Defund Sanctuary Cities

President Donald Trump is hosting a roundtable at the White House Tuesday for federal officials, members of Congress and state attorneys general to ramp up pressure on cities that don’t comply with federal immigration laws.

Conservatives in Congress, along with the president and administration officials, spent the entirety of last week lobbying leadership to stop funding sanctuary cities in the upcoming must-pass spending bill. Despite their efforts, Republican leadership is including funding for sanctuary cities in the bill, as The Daily Caller News Foundation previously exclusively reported, dealing a huge blow to both the administration and conservatives.

The president is looking to use Tuesday’s White House meeting to highlight the problems he has with funding these cities and pressure cities to conform with federal immigration laws.

Mar 20 09:03

The FBI's Blood Feud: "This Is Going To Get A Lot Uglier Before It's Over"

For a microcosm of the current madness of American politics, look no further than the weekend meltdown after Attorney General Jeff Sessions fired former FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe late Friday.

Mr. Sessions acted on a recommendation by the FBI’s own Office of Professional Responsibility, but Democrats and the media ignored that and called the firing part of Donald Trump’s plot to undermine the FBI and steal American democracy.

Mr. Trump then seemingly tried to confirm the accusations with a Twitter fusillade hailing Mr. McCabe’s firing and escalating without cause to attack special counsel Robert Mueller. Which triggered another round of claims that Mr. Trump’s days in office are numbered, or should be.

Mar 20 08:13

Russia: Obama was most evil President

Mar 20 08:09

Outrageous! Paul Ryan’s $1.3 Trillion Spending Bill Funds Planned Parenthood, Sanctuary Cities – Won’t Fund Trump Wall

Speaker Paul Ryan is set to pass the largest spending bill in US history next to Barack Obama’s trillion dollar failed stimulus.

President Trump spoke on Monday about the importance of the border wall with Mexico to enhance national security and battle the opioid crisis in America.

But once again it is unlikely that funding for the border wall will be included in the spending bill.

Democrats don’t want it.

So it is unlikely Ryan will include it in the bill.

Mar 20 08:02

Swamp Psychopath Brennan Is Running Scared

What prompted former CIA Director John Brennan on Saturday to accuse President Donald Trump of “moral turpitude” and to predict, with an alliterative flourish, that Trump will end up “as a disgraced demagogue in the dustbin of history”? The answer shines through the next sentence in Brennan’s threatening tweet: “You may scapegoat Andy McCabe [former FBI Deputy Director fired Friday night] but you will not destroy America…America will triumph over you.”

Mar 20 06:43

Schumer says he opposed the Iran deal because of ‘threat to Israel’

(*for those who insist there's some sort of Partisan Divide in the upper management offices of The US Government )

Mar 20 05:35

Al Jazeera Did a Hard-hitting Investigation into US and Israeli Lobbying – So Why Won't They Air It?

According to Swisher, if his documentary on the American lobby doesn’t air soon, 'it might prove to be ammunition sought by a group of zealous US politicians who wish to declare Al Jazeera a foreign entity, and label us journalists as ‘spies’'

By Robert Fisk

March 19, 2018 "Information Clearing House" - So when am I going to be able to watch Al Jazeera’s hard-hitting investigation into Israel’s powerful lobby in the United States?
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Mar 20 05:15

MISSION ACCOMPLISHED: US Sets Up New Base in Syria's Largest Oil Field in Deir Ezzur

The US has established a new base in Southeastern Deir Ezzur and dispatched weapons and military equipment to the region, field sources said as Russia warned of American forces' possible attack on Syrian army positions.

The sources said on Tuesday that the US forces have built a new and advanced military base in al-Omar oilfield in Southeastern Deir Ezzur, adding that they have also transferred a large volume of arms and equipment, including missiles, military vehicles and bridge equipment to the regions of their deployment in Koniko oilfield, al-Omar oilfield and al-Jafreh.

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Mar 20 04:31

US & South Korea To Start Massive Joint Military Drills On April 1

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Furthermore, the US military noted that the North Koreans were notified about the drills by the United Nations Command. The Pentagon spokesman further added that the maneuvers have been long planned and are not a response to any specific North Korean action.

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Mar 19 12:55

US smooths Israel’s path to annexing West Bank

Jonathan Cook argues that thanks to Trump’s unconditional support, Israel has accelerated its annexation of the occupied West Bank, with the settler-minister Naftali Bennet bragging that after a couple of months world opposition would fade away.>>

Mar 19 12:23

Samantha Power delivers ominous message to Trump: 'Not a good idea to piss off John Brennan'

Samantha Power, who was U.S. ambassador to the United Nations under former President Barack Obama, warned President Trump on Saturday that it was "not a good idea to piss off John Brennan" after the former CIA director told him in a tweet that America would "triumph over you."

Brennan was responding to news that Attorney General Jeff Sessions had fired FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, a move praised by the president amid investigations that found McCabe "had made an unauthorized disclosure to the news media and lacked candor ? including under oath ? on multiple occasions."

Brennan, who served as CIA director under Obama, warned Trump on Twitter that when his "venality, moral turpitude, and political corruption becomes known, you will take your rightful place as a disgraced demagogue in the dustbin of history."

Mar 19 12:18

Parkland Survivor To Trump: 'Show Us That You Aren't Owned By The NRA'

Two student survivors of last month’s deadly shooting at a Parkland, Florida, high school are urging President Donald Trump to break his ties with the National Rifle Association and live up to his pledge to push for stricter U.S. gun laws.

In a Monday interview with CNN, David Hogg and Alfonso Calderon expressed disappointment over the White House’s new gun and school safety proposals, which include arming teachers to help prevent future on-campus shootings. But dropped from the plan was Trump’s call to raise the legal age for buying certain firearms ? including semi-automatic rifles ? from 18 to 21 years old.

Trump endorsed changing the age requirement last month during a bipartisan meeting with lawmakers at the White House in the wake of the Florida shooting in which the suspected gunman used a semi-automatic rifle. The NRA, however, quickly came out against the age proposal.

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I would rather that Trump show us he is not owned by Israel!

Mar 19 12:01

Assessing Russia's Military Strength

There is a popular point of view in some of Russia’s political circles, especially among those who profess monarchist views and cling to a famous meme of 1913 Tsarist Russia development statistics, that WW I was started by Germany to forestall Russia’s industrial development which would inevitably challenge Germany’s plans on domination of Europe. A somewhat similar argument could be made for the WW II, but, in general, preventive wars are nothing new in human history. While “preventive” argument may or may not be a valid one regarding WW I, there is no doubt that it could be used, among others, when explaining the origins of a war.

Mar 19 11:55

“Deep State” Electronic Gulag Joins Obama-Clinton “Knife Fight” Against Trump

Mar 19 09:45

Sen. Corker Predicts Trump Will Withdraw From Iran Deal in May

While European nations are still trying to placate the Trump Administration about the P5+1 nuclear deal with Iran, US officials aren’t optimistic. Senate Foreign Relations Committee chairman Sen. Bob Corker (R-TN) says he believes Trump will withdraw from the pact in May anyhow.

Corker told reporters that, barring any surprise moves by the Europeans, Trump will not extend the sanctions waiver beyond the May 12 deadline. This will effectively put he US in violation of the treaty, with Trump clear he intends to withdraw.

Whether the deal survives beyond that is anyone’s guess. Russia and China had both been courting Iran about keeping the deal going without the US. Recently, however, Iran has suggested that they don’t see the pact surviving a US withdrawal.

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