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September 22, 2018

Sep 22 16:25

Christine Ford's 'Too Afraid to Fly to DC' But She Plotted Move to New Zealand After 2016 Election & Attended U. Of Hawaii

In a bid which further delayed a vote on Judge Kavanaugh, Christine Blasey Ford's associates claimed earlier this week that Ford's too afraid to fly to Washington DC from California and instead needs to drive.

Sep 22 14:33

New scientific breakthrough: Babies grown in labs?

The Japanese have now found a way to create human egg cells from blood using a new stem cell science.

Sep 22 14:16

Trump considers executive order allowing feds to investigate social media bias

A low-key White House document obtained by Bloomberg allegedly reveals that President Trump may be moving toward the signing of an executive order that will allow federal investigators to probe Alphabet Inc’s Google, Facebook, and other social media platforms for bias and antitrust violations.



Emigrate While You Still Can - Finca Bayano In Panama!

Finco Bayano
Sep 22 11:57

Feds probe threat against Kavanaugh family

Citing an unnamed, high-ranking Trump official, the Wall Street Journal and CNN report at least four vulgar messages were sent to Ashely Kavanaugh’s work email address. In one instance, Mrs. Kavanaugh was sent an email which reads, “May you, your husband and your kids burn in hell.” Another message states “Hi, Ashley,” you should tell her husband to “put a bullet in his … skull.”



Sep 22 11:40

It's the first snowfall, Saskatoon! Flurries predicted for weekend forecast

Pumpkin festival cancelled due to bad weather

Sep 22 11:39

87 Women Who Know Brett Kavanaugh: The Allegation is ‘False’

Eighty-seven women who personally know Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanugh stepped forward today to demonstrate their conviction that Christine Blasey Ford's allegation that Kavanaugh committeed a sexual assault against her 36 years ago is “false."

“Women from every phase of Judge Kavanaugh’s life, those who know him best, have stepped forward to say that the allegation being leveled against him is false, and we are proud to stand with Brett,” said Sara Fagen, a former senior aide in the Bush administration who worked closely with Kavanaugh and who spoke for all 87 women.

The women gathered at a press conference, #IStandWithBrett, at the J.W. Marriott Hotel in Washington, D.C. on Friday. They declared the sexual assault allegations brought forth by California psychology Prof. Christine Blasey Ford are false and they attested to the judge’s character.

Sep 22 11:38

CONGRESSMAN KEITH ELLISON – RABID MUSLIM MARXIST BEATS & ABUSES HIS CONCUBINE (A WOMAN) & THE LEFTIST DEMOCRATS IGNORE IT EVEN WHEN HARD EVIDENCE IS AVAILABLE!

Leftist Congressman Democrat gets pass on abusing women even when there’s hard evidence and while he is a sitting elected official. That’s o.k. as long as you’re a militant Marxist Muslim like Keith Ellison. Meanwhile the leftist Democrats believe without question another leftist who says she suffered an attempted rape by a “squeaky” clean conservative Judge Kavanaugh 36 years ago, and she can’t even remember a lot of the material details because she was either drunk more than likely, or she fabricated the story and/or its details – aw say it ain’t so, Democrats and leftists are as pure as the driven snow!



Sep 22 11:38

2018 Is The Year Of The Queer Woman Pop Star

The days of “fauxmosexual” singers playing gay for the male gaze are (mostly) gone. But as more out queer woman pop stars rise, what kinds of representation do we want from them?

Sep 22 11:29

James Corbett on Displacing the Media

Sep 22 11:24

Mother arrested after taking away child’s cell phone for disciplinary measure

A Michigan mom who was arrested for theft after taking away her teen daughter’s cellular phone as a means of punishment for her bad behavior at school has been vindicated.

Sep 22 11:22

A Path To War? China Cancels US Trade Talks As 'Skirmish' Escalates

After President Trump slapped a fresh round of tariffs on Chinese goods, targeting 10 percent duties on $200 billion of goods; the two camps were scheduled to meet in order to dial back tensions. As we noted earlier in the week, China had 'downgraded' the team with a mid-level delegation from China due to travel to the U.S. capital to pave the way for Vice Premier Liu’s visit.



Sep 22 11:21

"No You Can't" - Broad Coalition Rallying Against Obama Center

The community organizer has managed to inspire unusual unity:

Fiscal conservatives worried about our insolvent state object to how some $200 million was quietly appropriated in Illinois’ recently enacted budget for roadways around the center. Federal taxpayers will reimburse Illinois for 80% of that money, which was the subject of our recent Wall Street Journal article.

Local folks have long objected, claiming the Obama Foundation, which is building the center, isn’t directing enough jobs and benefits towards them. No surprise. When I visited the site a few weeks ago it looked like most of the work was being done by the usual Chicago union white guys. The Nation earlier criticized the absence of some form of community benefits agreement.

Many University of Chicago graduates, who serve as de facto guardians of the architectural and intellectual standards of the neighborhood, don’t want a scar on the area. Some are behind the federal lawsuit now pending to stop construction.

Sep 22 11:20

BREAKING: Grassley Gives Christine Blasey Ford 2:30 PM Deadline

As TGP’s Kristinn Taylor reported, Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-IA) announced late Friday night via Twitter that he has caved on his 10 p.m. EDT deadline for Christine Ford to decide on testifying before the committee about her uncorroborated charges accusing Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexually assaulting decades ago at a drunken high school pool party.

Grassley also said he felt he was “playing 2nd trombone in the judiciary orchestra and Schumer is the conductor”

Friday night’s extension was the fifth one given to Christine Ford.

The counteroffer given by the Senate Republicans to hold the hearing next Wednesday still stands–Ford must respond to the Judiciary Committee with her prepared testimony and biography Saturday at 2:30 PM.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

UPDATE: Ford got in just under the deadline to say she will testify.

Sep 22 11:19

Kavanaugh Accuser’s Lawyers Refuse to Meet Grassley’s Final Deadline

UPDATE: Approximately 90 minutes after the expiration of the 10:00 p.m. deadline, Chairman Grassley took to Twitter, where he made clear that, despite his repeated extensions, he is offering yet another extension to Christine Blasey Ford’s legal team, presumably until Saturday, for her to decide whether to testify, in line with attorney Deborah Katz’s demands:

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Sep 22 11:17

Ivy League Study: Illegal Population is 22 Million, Double Estb. Estimate

The population of illegal migrants is roughly 22 million, or twice the establishment estimate of 11 million, say three professors from Yale University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

The shocking estimate will force establishment politicians and pro-migration advocates to recalculate the estimated impact of the huge illegal population on wages and salaries, on crime rates, welfare consumption, rental and real-estate prices, productivity rates, and the distribution of job-creating investment funds to coastal vs. heartland states.

The higher illegal population estimate helps explain why Americans’ wages and salaries have risen so little amid apparently record-low unemployment rates, and it also undercuts companies’ loud demands for yet more immigration of foreign workers, consumers, and renters.



Sep 22 11:16

Twitter Approves Ads in Favor of Female Genital Mutilation After Blacklisting Pro-Lifers

Twitter promoted a post advocating for female genital mutilation (FGM) this week, after building a history of blacklisting promoted ads from pro-lifers, before claiming it was an “error.”

Sep 22 11:16

House to Vote on McCarthy Resolution Admonishing Cities for Allowing Illegal Aliens to Vote in Local Elections

The U.S. House of Representatives will vote next week on a resolution offered by House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy that admonishes U.S. cities for allowing illegal aliens to vote in local elections, as has been confirmed to Breitbart News exclusively.

The measure, which Democrats are expected to oppose, in two pages states that it is the position of the House of Representatives that allowing illegal aliens the right to vote disenfranchises American citizens.

Sep 22 11:15

It’s TREASON! Pelosi, Schumer, Schiff and Warner now engaged in open insurrection against the United States of America

It’s time to call for the arrest and prosecution of top Democrat lawmakers for treason. Nancy Pelosi, Chuck Schumer, Adam Schiff and Mark Warner have all signed a letter demanding the FBI and DOJ defy the declassification orders of the U.S. President. They are demanding this in order to hide their own criminality, of course. It’s a desperate move for deep state Democrats to prevent the truth from coming out about their complicity in the illegal spying on Trump campaign officials throughout 2016, 2017 and even 2018.

Sep 22 11:15

Ricki Seidman Plots Strategy To Defeat Judge Kavanaugh Back In July

In July, Ricki Seidman – a Democratic operative, former Clinton White House official and current advisor to Dr. Christine Blasey Ford – laid out a strategy to defeat the nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh.



Owl 1
Sep 22 11:14

Top US Diplomat Sustained Support for Yemen War to Protect $2B in Weapon Sales

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo decided to continue US funding and military support for the Saudi-led coalition devastating Yemen with its blockade of the vital port city of Hodeidah and relentless bombings of civilians and civil infrastructure.

On September 12, Secretary Pompeo certified to Congress that the Saudi-led coalition, which includes the United States and the United Arab Emirates are "undertaking demonstrable actions to reduce the risk of harm to civilians and civilian infrastructure." The statement came within hours of a coalition airstrike on a bus station that left 27 civilians dead.

Sep 22 11:14

Alleged Video of Idlib Chemical Attack Fabrication Circulated by Syrian Media

A video reportedly depicting a chemical attack fabrication in Syria's Idlib has been circulating Syrian media, the Syrian Arab News Agency reported. The agency said that the footage depicts "White Helmets" group staging an attack in order to accuse the government forces of chemical weapons use.

In the five-minute video posted by the agency, there are three versions of the same footage with slightly different "scenarios" and the arrangement of people. At the beginning of the video, the alleged "victims of a chemical attack" are lying on the ground, one man is being transferred on a stretcher to an ambulance, and a child is being hosed with water in a pickup van.
However, in the second and third versions of the video, the man no longer lies on a stretcher, but helps the others to hose the child with water.

Sep 22 11:13

Zarif: Trump administration is a threat to the world

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on Friday accused the administration of US President Donald Trump of being a threat to the Middle East and to the international community.

“It is true that there is a real threat to our region and to international peace and security: That threat is the Trump Administration’s sense of entitlement to destabilize the world along with rogue accomplices in our region,” Zarif wrote on Twitter.

Sep 22 11:09

Yemen’s Hodeida Offensive: Once Avoidable, Now Imminent

The coalition’s strategy seems to be to seal the Houthis into Hodeida and squeeze.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Pompeo knew he was signing off on a lie, to protect US weapons sales:

Pompeo Lied to Congress About Yemen To Protect Arms Sales ("Originally appeared on The American Conservative.)

The article goes on to state:

Mike Pompeo’s certification earlier this month that the Saudi coalition was working to reduce harm to civilians in Yemen was an obvious sham. According to a new report in The Wall Street Journal, Pompeo made the decision to lie for the Saudis and Emiratis because he feared it would hurt arms sales:

Mr. Pompeo overruled concerns from most of the State Department specialists involved in the debate who were worried about the rising civilian death toll in Yemen. Those who objected included specialists in the region and in military affairs. He sided with his legislative affairs team after they argued that suspending support could undercut plans to sell more than 120,000 precision-guided missiles to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, according to a classified State Department memo and people familiar with the debate."

Foreign policy in this country is never about protecting "We the People"; it is about protecting the wealth of "Those the Monied", as in defence contractors, who contribute so lavishly, overtly, and covertly, to national campaigns.

And if your national Presstitute Warrespondents has not covered the plight of Yemen, under the B.O.Y.'s watch, the following images will make clear why not: (Warning: very graphic)

Images: Yemeni kids slaughtered and maimed for life by Saudi bombing runs

Images: Yemeni kids starving through the US-enabled Saudi blockades of Yemen's ports

Images: Yemeni kids dying from cholera outbreak

If you nearly lost your breakfast in looking at this, there is still hope that you may be somewhat human. But what we need to do, on a national scale, is very peacefully, and logically, call this government out on what amounts to aiding and abetting war criminals in Saudi Arabia, in their genocide of Yemen.

In the Wikipedia article about him, I find it thoroughly astonishing that this man identifies himself as a Christian, while performing as the "Assistant Merchant of Death in Chief" for his military industrial complex buddies. Perhaps, he sees no conflict whatsoever; I have to wonder how he cannot.



Sep 22 10:58

Grassley Waffles on Ultimatum to Ford Over Testimony

Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley appears to have ended the halting talks with Dr. Christine Blasey Ford about testifying next week about her allegations of sexual assault against Brett Kavanaugh. After setting a sudden 10:00 PM deadline for agreement with his terms and rejecting further talks with Ford or her lawyers, Grassley has reportedly scheduled a Committee vote on the confirmation for Monday.

Sep 22 10:53

Army Misses Recruiting Goal for First Time Since 2005

For the first time since 2005, the U.S. Army missed its recruiting goal this year, falling short by about 6,500 soldiers, despite pouring an extra $200 million into bonuses and approving some additional waivers for bad conduct or health issues.

Army leaders said they signed up about 70,000 new active duty recruits in the fiscal year that ends Sept. 30 — well short of the 76,500 they needed. The Navy, Air Force and Marine Corps all met their recruiting goals for 2018.

The Army's shortfall, said Maj. Gen. Joe Calloway, was fueled by the strong American economy and increased competition from private sector employers who can pay more. But the failure has triggered an overhaul in Army recruiting, including an increase in recruiters, expanded marketing and a new effort to reach out to young, potential recruits through popular online gaming.

Sep 22 10:53

MAJOR: EU FURTHER CLAMPS-DOWN ON IMMIGRATION, ENDS POLICY OF FORCED RELOCATION

In a major development meant to stave off the socio-political collapse of the EU in the face of rising Euroscepticism in ‘Tier II and III’ EU countries, the Union has confirmed its abandonment of the policy of mandatory migrant relocation. Under the former program, Brussels made decisions about where ‘excess’ immigrants would be relocated within the EU. This placed an undue burden on countries in the EU which do not have the economic basis, employment figures, GDP growth, or social-framework to take on an inflow of migrants from ‘crisis zones’ in Africa and the Middle-east. It should also be noted that, politically and militarily, ‘Tier III’ EU countries such as Poland do not have an imperialist economic or military history with regions where migrant flows stem from. This fact turns the standard left-wing argument for open-borders on its head, within the now abandoned framework.



Sep 22 10:52

Poroshenko Sues BBC For The One Time It Did Its Job And Revealed His “Purchase” Of Trump Meeting

President of Ukraine, Poroshenko, has filed a lawsuit in the UK court against the BBC television and radio company in connection with the publication of material alleging that he paid about $ 400 thousand for a meeting with US President Donald Trump. This is reported by the newspaper Daily Telegraph with reference to the document received at the disposal.

In the statement of claim, Poroshenko’s lawyers reject these statements and state that the publication “seriously damaged” Poroshenko’s reputation and “caused concern and confusion”. As stated in the document, the British company “there is no evidence of carrying out payments or secret negotiations.”

Sep 22 10:52

“TOTAL INDIGNATION” China Responds To Fresh US Embargo For Russia Friendship

Beijing is extremely outraged by the actions of the United States, which imposed restrictive measures against China because of military-technical cooperation with Russia.

This was stated by the official representative of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the People’s Republic of China, Geng Shuang

According to the diplomat, China has already made a sharp introduction to Washington and demands immediate lifting of restrictions.

Sep 22 10:45

Winter is coming! And according to the Farmers’ Almanac’s famous long-range weather outlook, it’s going to be a “teeth-chattering” cold one

The 2019 Farmers’ Almanac, which provides 16 months’ of weather forecasts for 7 zones in one compact book, is predicting that winter 2019 will be “Colder-than-normal… from the Continental Divide east through the Appalachians.”

COLD WINTER AHEAD!
So just how cold will it be? The real teeth-chattering arrives mid-February especially in the following zones: Northeast/New England, Great Lakes, Ohio Valley, Midwest, and Southeast (yes, even the Southeast will be in the chill zone!).

Sep 22 10:44

'Is UKIP in danger of a first step to Muslim concentration camps?’: Party is blasted after putting forward Muslim-only prisons plan 'to stop extremists converting fellow inmates'

UKIP has called for Muslim-only jails to stop extremist prisoners converting fellow inmates to their ideology.



Lockerdome
Sep 22 10:44

High risk of excessive rainfall/flash flooding for parts of northern Texas and southern Oklahoma

Heavy rain and flooding are expected to make weather headlines for the end of the week across parts of Texas, Oklahoma, and Arkansas, NWS said. Meanwhile, significant river flooding continues across the Carolinas.

Pacific moisture associated with former Tropical Depression 19-E as well as moisture from the Gulf of Mexico combined to create an impressive moisture plume making its way into the Southern Plains.

At the surface, a low pressure system with a central pressure of 1 009 hPa was located about 144 km (90 miles) west of Abilene, Texas.

From this low, a slow-moving cold front stretched south and westward through West Texas, while a stationary front extended through Oklahoma and attached to a stronger cold front moving through the Midwest and Middle Mississippi Valley.

Sep 22 10:44

When will it end? Florence's floodwaters rising in Carolinas

GALIVANTS FERRY, S.C. (AP) — With muddy river water still washing over entire communities on Friday, eight days after Hurricane Florence slammed into land with nearly 3 feet of rain, new evacuation orders forced residents to flee to higher ground amid a sprawling disaster that's beginning to feel like it will never end.

Sep 22 10:44

British Spies Hacked Belgian Telecom Firm on UK Government Orders - Reports

Belgian prosecutors' report supported previous claims made by Edward Snowden that British GCHQ had been intercepting communications at NATO HQ and key European institutions for at least two years.

The operation had a codename “Operation Socialist” and was conducted by the British intelligence service GCHQ, the Guardian reported. Belgian Justice minister, Koen Geens, has confirmed that he received the report from the prosecutors and would discuss it with country’s national security council, led by Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel.

Sep 22 10:43

GOVERNMENT CAN SPY ON JOURNALISTS IN THE U.S. USING INVASIVE FOREIGN INTELLIGENCE PROCESS

THE U.S. GOVERNMENT can monitor journalists under a foreign intelligence law that allows invasive spying and operates outside the traditional court system, according to newly released documents.

Targeting members of the press under the law, known as the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, requires approval from the Justice Department’s highest-ranking officials, the documents show.

In two 2015 memos for the FBI, the attorney general spells out “procedures for processing Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act applications targeting known media entities or known members of the media.” The guidelines say the attorney general, the deputy attorney general, or their delegate must sign off before the bureau can bring an application to the secretive panel of judges that approves monitoring under the 1978 act, which governs intelligence-related wiretapping and other surveillance carried out domestically and against U.S. persons abroad.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

How completely typical for the 21st century's Unhinged, Surveilled State of Amerika!!

The Constitution and Bill of Rights has just been thrown under the proverbial bus by a succession of Amerikan governments, and are truly no longer any thing more than a couple of pieces of paper.

Americans now live under the illusion of being citizens in a democratic republic; but that no longer exists.

The very wealthy and monied buy the government policies they want, like Sheldon Adelson, having outsourced US Middle East policy to Israel, by funding President Trump to the hilt.



Sep 22 10:43

Unlocked and Unloaded: The Top Crises Facing Britain's Crumbling Military Today

The British Ministry of Defence (MOD) may soon be unable to run its nuclear deterrent, Trident, due to massive budget cuts and a lack of sufficient personnel skilled in engineering, according to a report by the country’s parliament. This is however, only the latest in a litany of issues to torment the UK’s military establishment.

Past decisions by the British government to delay maintenance of its Trident nuclear submarines have rendered the program "not fit for purpose," according to a new report by the Public Accounts Committee.

The report's authors also make the argument that Trident could be negatively impacted upon by Brexit, due to the system's reliance on imported materials from other EU countries, as well as possible difficulties in bringing in much-needed skilled engineers from the continent to work across the 13 sites that house the nuclear submarines.

Sep 22 10:43

Severe thunderstorm, large hail and destructive tornado hit Ottawa, 85 000 homes without power, Canada

Severe thunderstorms accompanied by large hail and a destructive tornado swept through eastern Ontario and into Quebec during the afternoon hours of September 21, 2018. The storm left widespread power outages, three seriously injured people of which one is in critical condition and more than 60 damaged homes. Several homes were completely destroyed.

Sep 22 10:43

'I find this an insult': Loose Women star India Willoughby slams 'gender-fluid' Credit Suisse boss who sometimes wears a wig and dress to work after he was named in the top 100 WOMEN in business

A transgender Loose Women star has lashed out at a male bank director who occasionally dresses as a woman for accepting a place on a list of the Top 100 Women in Business.

Sep 22 10:41

Top food researcher resigns after his work gets retracted

A prominent Cornell University food researcher resigned after an investigation found he committed academic misconduct, including misreporting data, the school announced Thursday.

Brian Wansink has been removed from all teaching and research positions and will retire at the end of the school year next June, Cornell said in a statement.

Wansink had previously helped update the US dietary guidelines and is known for his research on consumer behavior, which has been widely cited including in articles by The Associated Press.

Cornell says Wansink’s academic misconduct also included “problematic statistical techniques, failure to properly document and preserve research results and inappropriate authorship.”

Sep 22 10:40

Gaza protests: All the latest updates

For more than five months, Palestinians in the Gaza Strip have protested along the fence with Israel demanding their right to return to the homes and land their families were expelled from 70 years ago.

The Great March of Return rallies culminated on May 15 to mark what Palestinians refer to as the Nakba, or Catastrophe - a reference to the forced removal of 750,000 Palestinians from their homes and villages to clear the way for Israel's establishment in 1948.

The mass Friday demonstrations have continued since.

Since the protests began on March 30, Israeli forces have killed at least 174 Palestinians in the besieged coastal enclave and wounded more than 18,000 people, according to health officials in Gaza.

Sep 22 10:39

Spain to Push for European Recognition of Palestine: We May Go It Alone if That Fails

The Spanish government will promote a European move to recognize Palestine as an independent state, Spain’s foreign minister said Thursday, adding that if the move fails the government will consider a Spain-only recognition.

If “the EU is not able to reach unanimous decision – each to their own,” Spain’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Josep Borrell said at a conference of European Union leaders in Austria Tuesday. He added the last option of individual recognition of Palestine is “on the table.”

Borrell also said that he will launch an “intensive” consultation process with his counterparts to set a timetable for achieving a common position on the subject.

According to the Palestinian Authority, there are now 139 countries that recognize Palestine.

Sep 22 10:39

The Myth Of The Beneficial Influence Of Immigration

Demography is destiny. Precisely. Jamie Drummond is talking about importing “youthful energetic” Africans to “do stuff” for us because we are senescent. And he probably believes everything will work out fine. Humph.

The nonsense of mixing different races is too self-evident to even discuss it so much so that historical record proves that such mixtures unavoidably end up in one of the following or a mixture of them:

stratification of the society into a caste system (India, United States, Brazil) with ubiquitous ghettos and no-go zones;

miscegenation that changes the host nation beyond recognition (present-day Egypt as opposed to ancient Egypt; the Ottoman in place of the Byzantine Empire; present-day Mexico and pre-Columbian Mexico);

civil unrest and civil war with mass butchering (Polish-Ukrainian or Armenian–Turkish borderlands; Tutsi and Hutu in Africa).



Sep 22 10:38

Israel Asserts it can Bomb Syria at Will despite Downing of Russian Plane

Israel’s coordination with Russia on its attacks in Syria remains unchanged despite the deadly downing of a Russian plane, and the Jewish state retains its right to decide on military actions, an Israeli official said Friday.

Sep 22 10:36

Pompeo: US Preparing a ‘Series of Actions’ Against Venezuela

Citing the US desire to increase pressure “against the Venezuelan leadership folks,” Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says that in the days to come, the administration will announce a series of actions against Venezuela.

Pompeo declined to offer any specifics, which is probably going to lead to speculation of something major coming, since recent reports of US policy toward Venezuela has been uniformly hostile.

President Trump threatened to attack Venezuela back in August of 2017, and this summer reports are that he’d repeatedly had to be talked out of such attacks. Early this month, the administration was confirmed to be engaging in secret coup talks with Venezuelan rebels.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I would think that, with all the wars, present and coming, in which and with which the US military is embroiled, the plan may well be destabilization and regime change in Caracas, courtesy of hired rebels and mercs.

"Erik Prince, white courtesy telephone, please; Erik Prince, white courtesy telephone."

Sep 22 10:34

Attack on military parade in Iran caught on cam (DISTURBING)

Sep 22 10:33

Iran blames ‘regional terror sponsors & their US masters’ after military parade attack

Following a deadly attack on a military parade in southern Iran, the country’s foreign minister said that regional sponsors of terrorism and their “US masters” are to be held accountable for such assaults.

Top Iranian diplomat Mohammad Javad Zarif vowed to respond “swiftly and decisively” after gunmen opened fire in Ahvaz on Saturday leading to multiple casualties. The minister claimed that the terrorists were sponsored and trained by “a foreign regime.”


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Owl 2
Sep 22 10:32

As Afghan Military Deaths Soar, Officials Struggle to Keep Toll Secret

The last official figures on Afghan military deaths came out in 2016. 22 soldiers were killed on an average day, and this was so bad that Afghan and US officials decided that death tolls would subsequently be kept secret

Things have just gotten worse, and 22 deaths would be a comparatively mild day compared to media reports on the death tolls in recent days. In the past week, the average day has seen roughly 57 deaths among Afghan security forces.

The Pentagon’s recent decision to more heavily publicize Taliban body counts, to try to sell the war to the administration, likely comes from the same place as the decision to keep Afghan military deaths secret, as this will just reveal the extent of the conflict’s failure.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

So let's call this one as what it is: a 17-year, unmitigated disaster.

IF US and NATO officials had one brain cell to share on this issue, they would immediately withdraw all Coalition troops as quickly as it would be safe to do this, then negotiate with whatever government was left standing in Kabul for the pipeline, rare earth, and opium poppy rights.

Ah, but of course, they won't, because such actions... would actually be logical.

Sep 22 10:31

Trump’s new cyber strategy seeks global dominion over internet

Setting the global standard for online behavior, preserving American dominance, political and economic interests, punishing ‘malicious actors’ like Russia and China: these are the ambitious goals of the new US cyber-strategy.
The White House published the 40-page document on Thursday afternoon, the first comprehensive cyber strategy in 15 years. The strategy’s core assumption is that the US created the internet and that Washington must maintain the dominant role in defining, shaping and policing cyberspace in much the same way as it does the globe.

Sep 22 10:30

Gaza children killed by Israeli snipers, air attack

Israeli forces killed a Palestinian man during protests along the eastern boundary of the occupied Gaza Strip on Friday.

The slain protester, killed east of Gaza City, was identified by Gaza’s health ministry as Karim Muhammad Kullab, 25.

The ministry reported 300 injuries during Friday’s protests, 100 of them requiring hospital treatment. More than 50 people were injured by live fire, four of them seriously and one critically.

Sep 22 10:29

Palestinians were never at the table

This month marks the 25th anniversary of the beginning of the Oslo accords and the signing of the Declaration of Principles in Washington in 1993.

The accords were touted as the only way to reach a permanent peace between Palestinians and Israelis based on the “principles” of mutual recognition and “land for peace.”

An agreement was presented as one where Palestinians would end up enjoying freedom and self-determination on their own territory. What that territory would be in law, as well as the status of Jerusalem and a resolution to the plight of Palestinian refugees, would be addressed over five years of negotiations that were to culminate in 1998.

It was hoped that during this time, mutual trust and confidence-building measures would generate enough momentum to ensure that a final settlement would be unstoppable.

Not only did it not happen, it all turned out to be unworkable subterfuge.



Sep 22 10:29

9 11 First Hand Accounts of Explosions

Sep 22 10:28

TERRORIST ATTACK IN IRAN – MEK RESPONSIBLE?

Is the US-Israel backed MEK terrorist group responsible for this act?

Sep 22 10:27

Univ. of Michigan Professor Cheney-Lippold Receives Death Threats Over Boycott

University of Michigan professor John Cheney-Lippold, an expert in the field of big data and surveillance, received death threats this week after he told a student he would be unable to write her a recommendation letter for a study abroad program in Israel because he supports the academic boycott for Palestinian rights.

“I wouldn’t cross a union picket line and I can’t cross this one,” said Cheney-Lippold. “I support the Palestinian boycott call because I am appalled at Israel’s continuing violation of Palestinian rights, and our government’s support for those violations. If a student had wanted to do a study abroad at an institution in Apartheid South Africa, I would have declined to write a letter for her as well.”

Sep 22 10:26

China cancels its top navy officer's visit to US over anti-Russia sanctions

China has canceled the planned visit of its Navy commander to the US in response to the sanctions imposed by Washington against Beijing over its military cooperation with Russia, the Chinese Defense Ministry said.
On Thursday, the US State Department imposed sanctions against Beijing’s defense procurement agency, the Equipment Development Department (EED), for its “significant transactions” with Russian arms exporter, Rosoboronexport. The restrictions were triggered by two major arms deals agreed between Beijing and Moscow – a 2017 agreement for 10 Su-35 fighter aircraft, and a 2018 deal to supply the S-400 air defense systems.



Sep 22 10:26

Army misses 2018 recruiting goal, which hasn't happened since 2005

The Army fell short of its recruiting goal for 2018, missing its mark for the first time since 2005 as it looks to grow its force strength in the face of growing threats from competing world powers such as Russia and China.

The Army has launched a large-scale review of its recruiting practices, senior service officials said Friday. The service will pour millions of dollars into revamping recruiting facilities and bolster its recruiting force after falling about 6,500 recruits short of its goal for fiscal year 2018, which will end Sept. 30. The Army had hoped to enlist 76,500 recruits in 2018, a goal that was lowered from 80,000 in April after more soldiers than expected elected to remain in the service.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Please do not be surprised, right after the mid-terms, to see the draft reinstituted in the Unhinged, Surveilled, State of Amerika.

Sep 22 10:23

LEAKED MEMO SHOWS US OVERLOOKED MASS CIVILIAN DEATHS IN YEMEN TO PRESERVE ARMS SALES

On rare occasion a story is unearthed in the mainstream media which demonstrates in stunning clarity how major foreign policy decisions are really made in Washington, especially when it comes to waging perpetual war in the Middle East often under the official rhetorical guise of “protecting civilians”.

A bombshell Wall Street Journal report details a leaked classified memo which shows Secretary of State Mike Pompeo decided to continue US military involvement in the Saudi war on Yemen in order to preserve a massive $2 billion weapons deal with Riyadh.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

These days, the governance in this country, is never about really, honestly taking care of the needs and concerns of We the People; it is about how financially morbidly obese defense corporations can squeeze more money out of wars to which the US government should have never committed our military in the bloody first place.

Sep 22 10:19

In Viral Video, Medea Benjamin Confronts Trump Official on Iran

At a public event in Washington, DC, CodePink's Medea Benjamin confronted Brian Hook, the head of Trump's Iran Action Group, over the US withdrawal from the JCPOA and re-imposing crippling sanctions on the Iranian people. Benjamin joins us to discuss her action, which went viral online.



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Sep 22 10:19

US-led aircraft evacuate Daesh commanders from eastern Syria: Report

The US-led coalition purportedly fighting the Daesh Takfiri terrorist group has airlifted to a safe sanctuary several commanders of the foreign-sponsored terror outfit from a region in Syria’s eastern province of Dayr al-Zawr, where government forces and fighters from popular defense groups are tightening the noose around the extremists.

Local sources, requesting anonymity, told Syria’s official news agency SANA that two US-led military aircraft conducted the operation on the outskirts of al-Marashida village, and transported the Takfiris to an unknown location.

SANA, citing information received from local residents, reported on December 29 last year that American helicopters had evacuated Daesh commanders from several districts of Dayr al-Zawr province two days earlier.

Sep 22 10:18

WINNING THE WAR ON DRUGS? COLOMBIAN COCAINE OUTPUT SOARS TO RECORD LEVELS

Colombia is producing more cocaine now than it ever has, according to a new report by Bloomberg. The amount of land planted with coca shrubs is up 17% last year, rising to 171,000 hectares, which surpasses levels prior to US president Bill Clinton’s "Plan Colombia" counter-narcotics program.

Almost all of the world's cocaine comes from Colombia, Bolivia and Peru. Colombia produces more than half of the total cocaine in the world. Under Clinton’s plan, the aid provided to Colombia over the course of the last six decades was "stepped up dramatically". Colombia has repaid the world by cranking out record levels of cocaine - probably not the solution Clinton, or other advocates for aid-giving, were seeking.

Colombia's 171,000 hectares is enough raw material to produce 1,379 tons of cocaine, according to the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime. It’s also more than triple the output of five years ago.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The alleged "War on Drugs" is, and always has been, a complete sham.

There are too many people, and institutions, making obscene amounts of money from the drug trade, for those in power to ever want it to end.

Sep 22 10:18

Russia rejects Israeli findings on downed plane

Russia has rejected the findings of an Israeli investigation into the deadly crash of a Russian military aircraft in the Syrian province of Latakia, and called on Tel Aviv to launch a new probe into the matter.

The Israeli Haaretz newspaper said on Friday that the Russians had not accepted Israel's findings, which considered Russia and Syria responsible for the downing of a Russian Ilyushin 20 reconnaissance aircraft some 35 kilometers off the coast of ?Latakia as it was returning to a nearby Russian base earlier in the week. 15 Russian servicemen were killed in the incident.

Haaretz’ report came after an Israeli delegation led by Amikam Norkin, the regime’s air force commander, visited Moscow to brief Russian officials on Tel Aviv’s initial investigation of the incident.

The paper said the visit failed to defuse the crisis and the Kremlin rejected the Israeli conclusion that Syrian forces were to blame for the incident.

Sep 22 10:17

‘Most famous Buddhist teacher after the Dalai Lama’ is accused of sexually abusing female followers and keeping a harem

A Buddhist teacher who is considered the most famous after the Dalai Lama has been accused of sexually abusing his female followers and keeping a harem.

Sogyal Rinpoche, 71, was for years adored and looked up to by many and his book The Tibetan Book Of Living And Dying sold more than three million copies.

But behind his fame and influence lay a dark secret.

The Tibetan is said to have surrounded himself with a ‘harem’ of beautiful young women upon whom he would inflict ‘sexual and emotional abuse’.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Posted for those who claim I only pick on the Catholics.



Taboola
Sep 22 10:15

Russia Closes Down Huge Swathes of Eastern Mediterranean Airspace for Military Drills

Russian forces in Syria will conduct drills in the international waters off the coast of Israel and Syria between September 19 and 26 following the Israeli provocation few days ago which led to the downing of a Russian Il-20 intelligence plane by the Syrian Arab Air Defense Forces (SyAADF).

A released navigational warning map shows that Russian forces will impose a no-fly zone covering most of the area around Israel waters during the drills.

Sep 22 10:15

THE GAMIFICATION OF TYRANNY

It looks like we’re headed for a brave new world where all citizens are rated on their loyalty to the state and are punished for wandering from its narrative.
Call it the gamification of repression.

In China, the supposedly communist state—in fact, it is an advanced form of crony capitalist authoritarianism that Marx would have disapproved—is busy setting up a rating system for all citizens. According to a paper written by an academic at the Lebanese American University in Beirut, Lebanon, scores are based on professional conduct, corruption, type of products bought, peers’ own scores, and tax evasion.

The author left something out, however. This social credit system will also be used to marginalize and stigmatize those who criticize the state.

China’s nominally communist government says the system and its massive database will allow the trustworthy to roam freely under heaven while making it hard for the discredited to take a single step.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

AND... such a "social credit scoring system" is already happening here in the US, courtesy of Apple.

Sep 22 10:15

Why has NO ONE in the Mainstream Media ever mentioned THIS??? Here’s SOME Russian Collusion!!!

At a news conference in Helsinki, Finland on July 16, 2018, Russian President Vladimir Putin claimed that investors who failed to pay taxes in Russia donated $400 million to Hillary Clinton.

Sep 22 10:14

Disney CEO Bob Iger says ESPN has become too political: ‘The pendulum may have swung a little bit too far’

Disney CEO Bob Iger admitted that ESPN has become overly political.

When asked by The Hollywood Reporter in a new interview published Thursday how the sports network has changed over the past year, Iger said that the network is working on reeling in its politics and focusing on sports.

“There’s been a big debate about whether ESPN should be focused more on what happens on the field of sport than what happens in terms of where sports is societally or politically,” Iger said.

Sep 22 10:13

Breaking: Professor Ford now says she can’t make it Monday because she’s afraid of flying.

…..Perhaps George Soros could piggy back her halfway and Diane Feinstein could piggy back her for the second half. THE SCAM CONTINUES

Sep 22 10:13

'Another nail in Labour's coffin': Fury as Corbyn ally praises hard-Left 1980s Militant council in Liverpool that passed illegal budgets condemned as 'grotesque' by Kinnock

A close ally of Jeremy Corbyn caused fury among fellow Labour MPs today by heaping praise on the hard-Left council that ran Liverpool in the 1980s.

Sep 22 10:13

Democrats have abandoned the presumption of innocence

The problem is that Ford’s accusation doesn’t seem particularly provable — an alleged incident 36 years ago, with few details to check against — and the Democratic media isn’t very interested in proving it. It wants to take Ford’s truthfulness as a given, as matter of cosmic and gender equity.

“I believe the survivor,” Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) says of Ford. It would be accurate for him to say, “I believe she is a survivor,” since we don’t know the truth of her allegation. But the point here is to take rhetorical and political advantage of her alleged victimhood before it’s been established — indeed to use her assumed victimhood to foreclose any serious questioning of whether she is a victim.

What we’re seeing, in effect, is the importation of the infamous kangaroo-court apparatus for adjudicating sexual-harassment and assault cases from college campuses — which often denies the accused basic protections of due process — to the US Senate.

Sep 22 10:12

SAUDI ARABIA FEARS US SANCTIONS FOR BUYING RUSSIAN MISSILE DEFENCE SYSTEM

Saudi Arabia’s ambassador to Russia has revealed his hope that the US will not impose sanctions on his country for its plans to buy the S-400 missile defence system from Moscow, AlKhaleejonline.com reported on Friday.

Raed Ben Khalid Qarmali made his comment when asked if Saudi Arabia is going ahead with its plan to purchase the system, just one day after America imposed sanctions on China for a similar deal with the Russians.

“I hope that no one imposes sanctions on us,” said Qarmali. He noted that 14 memorandums were signed during the visit of Saudi King Salman to Moscow, including four military deals. “The implementation of three has just started,” the ambassador added.

The Trump administration imposed sanctions on China after Beijing bought aircraft and other military equipment from Russia. The Chinese government described the American move as a “flagrant violation of the rules of international relations.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Because Saudi Arabia's Royal leader, the B.O.Y. (AKA, the Butcher of Yemen) is so idolized by President Trump as "a guy who can get things done in the Middle East (like the genocide of the Yemeni people), I would doubt seriously that President Trump will have a problem with this; but he may well surprise me.

Sep 22 10:11

Tom Fitton: Redacted Info in ‘Dirty Spy Warrants’ Targeting Trump Team WORSE than Dossier Scandal [VIDEO]

Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton appeared on The Joe Pags Show to discuss the latest news about Brett Kavanaugh, Benghazi, the controversial FISA applications used to spy on the Trump Team, the Clinton email scandal, & more!

Sep 22 10:11

AMAZING! TWO MILE LONG LINE for Trump Rally in Springfield, Missouri!

The line of Trump supporters attending the President’s rally in Springfield, Missouri, is two miles long according to a report from police and a local reporter. President Trump is scheduled to speak around 6:30 p.m. CDT at the JQH Arena located on the campus of Missouri State University. Reports state supporters started lining up early in the morning with one claiming to have been in line since Thursday night. Other reports state upwards of 20,000 people were in line for the 11,000 capacity venue.

Local Fox reporter John Brown, “Police tell me the JQH Arena May get to capacity. 11,000-plus expected at Trump/Hawley event in Springfield. First people in line at 5:30am. Line is 2 miles long. @FOX2now @fox4kc”

Sep 22 10:10

Gregg Jarrett: Rod Rosenstein’s coup attempt to depose Trump should not go unpunished

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein’s actions, as recounted by the New York Times Friday, are the equivalent of an attempted coup — a plot to overthrow the president.

As the Times reveals, Rosenstein was furious that Democrats blamed him for the firing of FBI Director James Comey.

Rosenstein, who had volunteered to write the firing memorandum, was “regretful and emotional.” His behavior was described as “erratic.”

He blamed Trump.

So, in an apparent act of vengeance, he proposed secretly recording the president to try to gain damaging information about him.

He solicited others to wear wires, including Andrew McCabe, who was later fired as Assistant FBI Director. Rosenstein is said to have discussed recruiting cabinet members to depose Trump under the 25th Amendment.

Sep 22 10:09

China to become world’s largest country of organ transplants in 2020

Huang Jiefu, Director of China National Organ Donation and Transplantation Committee said that in 2020 china is expected to have the most organ transplant surgeries in the world.

Sep 22 10:07

DOZENS DEAD IN IRAN AFTER GUNMEN ATTACK MILITARY PARADE, SAUDI ARABIA BLAMED

At least 25 people are dead and 53 wounded after an army parade in the southwestern Iranian city of Ahvaz came under attack by militants on Saturday, according to state media.

Nearly half of the dead are members of the Revolutionary Guards, according to state news agencies, making this one of the worst attacks ever on the elite force.

While the Islamic State has claimed responsibility for the attack, there are conflicting reports over who is behind it. A spokesman for Iran's Revolutionary Guards, Ramezan Sharif, said the attackers were funded by Sunni arch rival Saudi Arabia.

"Those who opened fire on civilians and the armed forces have links to the Ahvazi movement," Guards spokesman Ramezan Sharif told ISNA.

"They are funded by Saudi Arabia and attempted to cast a shadow over the Iranian armed forces."

Zarif vowed Iran would "respond swiftly and decisively in defence of Iranian lives". -France24

Webmaster's Commentary: 

It appears that the "Usual Suspects" (read: the US, Israel, and Saudi Arabia) appear to be hell-bent on starting a war against Iran, and I am deeply concerned that this attack against the Revolutionary Guards being one of the opening salvos, other than economic, in that war.

I would like to strongly caution those who believe it would be such a "good idea" to do this, to remember the degree of Russia's assistance to Bashar Al Assad in Syria, where Russian intervention was successful in turning the tide against the rebels there.

So not believe for one moment, should Iran be attacked, that Russia (and ultimately, China) will fail to come to its aid, as evidenced by the following:

2015: Russia and Iran sign a military cooperation pact

And we need, also, to look at Russia's strengthening of ties to Iran this year, during the following meetings:

Russia and Iran deepen ties to challenge Trump and the United States

July, 2018: Russia and China have Tehran's Back

So, a global war against Iran, featuring the US, NATO, Israel, and Saudi Arabia on the one hand, and China, Russia, and Iran on the other?!?

The kind of devastation such a war would bring to this planet, is both unimaginable, and most probably irrevocable.

Sep 22 10:03

JUANITA BROADDRICK OFFERS TO TESTIFY IN KAVANAUGH ACCUSER’S ABSENCE

Juanita Broaddrick, who accused Bill Clinton of raping her in 1978 while he was running for governor of Arkansas, says she will testify before the U.S. Senate if Brett Kavanaugh’s accuser will not.

“Just a thought……If Christine Ford declines to be interviewed Monday…. I’m available to answer questions about my Rape by Bill Clinton,” Broaddrick tweeted this week in the midst of the sexual misconduct allegations which have plagued the nomination of Judge Kavanaugh.

Sep 22 10:03

Philadelphia’s Forfeiture Landmark

Law enforcement has confiscated the homes, cars, cash and belongings of some 23,000 Philadelphians since August 2012, but we’re happy to report that the city’s abusive civil-asset forfeiture practices end today.

Sep 22 10:02

WITH HANNITY'S ADVICE, PRESIDENT DOES NOT NEED ENEMIES!

Hannity, while boosting his ego, ratings and advertising dollars on Fox News by over-promising justice through the government every night in his repetitive monologues, along with his parade of the same guests who also hype the day's events while also pandering to him, has shown his true colors.

Yesterday, despite the apparent sedition and treason by Deputy Attorney General Rosenstein — the modern day Brutus — Hannity incredibly advised President Trump not to even fire Rosenstein! ("Hannity Urges Trump Not to Fire 'Anybody' after Rosenstein Report," by Tal Axelrod, The Hill, September 21, 2018)

Sep 22 09:58

Russia Asks Iran to Use an Airbase on Its Soil

Russia yesterday asked Iran to provide access to the military base Noyeh (Noyeh Military Air Base) in northwestern Iran.

It is assumed that the air base will be used as a transit airfield on the way to Syria, where Russian military and military transport planes will be refueled. Syrian sources say that we are talking about several fighters and 4 air tankers IL-78.

Sep 22 09:58

A Container Ship Is Sailing Through Russia's Arctic Passage for the First Time

Explorers and navigators have long searched for a way to move ships through the Arctic Circle as find a faster way to move goods between the Atlantic and the Pacific without having to go around either Asia or South America. Groups of people hunted for the fabled Northwest passage through North America for decades. The problem, of course, is that the Arctic contains too much ice.

Over the past few years, however, ice levels in the Arctic have been hitting record lowsthanks to climate change, and while its effects are almost universally negative, one benefit is opened northern sea routes. Over the past month, a container ship sailing from Eastern Russia is pioneering a new Arctic route by being the first such ship to cross the Arctic Ocean.

Sep 22 09:57

Why These Five States Would Be Better Independent Countries

States would sink or swim on their own merits. No help from DC. And no interference either…

Plus, not a single US state would even be close to the smallest country on earth, by population or land area. Much tinier countries do just fine on their own.

California has plenty of reason to become its own country. It is the most progressive state without much in common with DC or many other states.

Californians are still being prosecuted by the feds for owning state-legal marijuana dispensaries. California wants liberal immigration policy, while the US government thinks otherwise.

It’s also the most populous state. It would be the 36th largest country on earth by population. Larger than Canada, Saudi Arabia, and Poland. Slightly smaller than Spain, Argentina, and Ukraine.

California has the 5th largest economy in the world. That’s ahead of Great Britain despite having less than 2/3 the population.

Sep 22 09:46

GOOGLE SUPPRESSES MEMO REVEALING PLANS TO CLOSELY TRACK SEARCH USERS IN CHINA

GOOGLE BOSSES HAVE forced employees to delete a confidential memo circulating inside the company that revealed explosive details about a plan to launch a censored search engine in China, The Intercept has learned.
The memo, authored by a Google engineer who was asked to work on the project, disclosed that the search system, codenamed Dragonfly, would require users to log in to perform searches, track their location — and share the resulting history with a Chinese partner who would have “unilateral access” to the data.

The memo was shared earlier this month among a group of Google employees who have been organizing internal protests over the censored search system, which has been designed to remove content that China’s authoritarian Communist Party regime views as sensitive, such as information about democracy, human rights, and peaceful protest.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

How Google does this here in the US is, for the moment, far more subtle, by using a combination of algorithms which can get a blog pushed so far down in search results, that it becomes deplatformed.

Couple that with a monetary service which used to take contributions for various blogs, like Pay Pal, but suddenly refuses to do so, and you have a website devoid of both viewers and operational cash.

Sep 22 09:44

'Code for no black people': New York bar's 'racist' dress code sparks online debate

Rochester, N.Y., resident Herbert Smith wasn’t aware of the controversy he was about to create when he was moved to post a photo of a local bar’s dress code to his Facebook page. But since he took to social media to share the long list of items that can’t be worn inside the Murphy’s Law Irish Pub in his neighborhood, some people are calling out the bar for enforcing a “racist” dress code.

Sep 22 09:43

Overconfident? Dem optimism surges as midterms approach

WASHINGTON (AP) — The fight for the House majority is over.
At least that's the sense from a growing number of Democrats who are increasingly confident in their quest to seize control of at least one chamber of Congress six weeks before Election Day.

Sep 22 09:36

CHINA THREATENS US WITH "CONSEQUENCES" IF IT DOES NOT "IMMEDIATELY" REVOKE SANCTIONS OVER RUSSIAN WEAPONS DEAL

Just hours after Beijing called off trade talks with the US in the biggest escalation of the trade feud between the two nations, the war of words between China and the US ratcheted up on Saturday, when Beijing lashed out again at Washington, saying that China’s decision to buy fighter jets and missile systems from Russia is "a normal act of cooperation between sovereign countries" and the United States has "no right to interfere", defense ministry spokesman Wu Qian said on Saturday.

"The U.S. approach is a blatant violation of the basic norms of international relations, a full manifestation of hegemony, and a serious breach of the relations between the two countries and their two militaries," Wu said in a notice posted on the Chinese defense ministry’s official Wechat account according to Reuters.

He also warned that the US would face "consequences" if it did not immediately revoke the sanctions.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

President Trump, a word, please; I understand that even the most elemental study of history bores you to tears, but I would like you to consider the following dark, brutal reality: those individuals who do not understand history, are doomed to repeat it.

I would like to suggest that you take a look at the economic realities in both Germany and Japan before the advent of World War II, where ultimately trade wars became shooting wars.

Even the cabal of warhawks with which you have managed to surround yourself, to the utter and complete detriment and contempt of any efforts toward peaceful resolutions of geopolitical issues, cannot possibly be so ham-fistedly, pig-headedly stupid as to desire war with China and Russia at this moment in our military's history.

And I say this, because at this point in its history, our Military does not have the weaponry; the troop strength; the manufacturing, or the money to ensure a positive outcome to a conventional war with either, or both countries.

Which means mushroom clouds, Mr. President.

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