Feb 16 19:07

FLASHBACK: The FBI Allowed the 1993 WTC Bombing to Happen


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Thursday October 28, 1993 Page A1

"Tapes Depict Proposal to Thwart
Bomb Used in Trade Center Blast"

By Ralph Blumenthal

Law-enforcement officials were told that terrorists were building a bomb that was eventually used to blow up the World Trade Center, and they planned to thwart the plotters by secretly substituting harmless powder for the explosives, an informer said after the blast.

Feb 16 19:02

Mass school shooting staged for SWAT training

East Bridgewater Police Sergeant Michael W. McLaughlin scripted a large scale active shooter training scenario last week at the old East Bridgewater High School for the South Eastern Massachusetts Law Enforcement Council’s SWAT team. The training exercise was staged to simulate realistic scenes in preparation for any real scenarios.

As the script reads, John Smith—a fictitious 18-year-old student created by Sgt. McLaughin— was still reeling from a break-up with his ex-girlfriend, a junior at East Bridgewater High School. So Smith decided to teach her a lesson. Shortly before 7 a.m., he detonated a home-made pipe bomb at the school’s entrance, seriously injuring a school bus driver and two students, then he shot and killed the school resource officer and another student.

Feb 16 18:54

FLASHBACK:Government agents 'directly involved' in most high-profile US terror plots

Nearly all of the highest-profile domestic terrorism plots in the United States since 9/11 featured the "direct involvement" of government agents or informants, a new report says.

Feb 16 18:52

FBI organizes almost all terror plots in the US

The Federal Bureau of Investigation employs upwards of 15,000 undercover agents today, ten times what they had on the roster back in 1975.

If you think that’s a few spies too many — spies earning as much as $100,000 per assignment — one doesn’t have to go too deep into their track record to see their accomplishments. Those agents are responsible for an overwhelming amount of terrorist stings that have stopped major domestic catastrophes in the vein of 9/11 from happening on American soil.

Another thing those agents are responsible for, however, is plotting those very schemes.

Feb 16 18:51

FLASHBACK:Terrorist Plots, Hatched by the F.B.I.

THE United States has been narrowly saved from lethal terrorist plots in recent years — or so it has seemed. A would-be suicide bomber was intercepted on his way to the Capitol; a scheme to bomb synagogues and shoot Stinger missiles at military aircraft was developed by men in Newburgh, N.Y.; and a fanciful idea to fly explosive-laden model planes into the Pentagon and the Capitol was hatched in Massachusetts.

But all these dramas were facilitated by the F.B.I., whose undercover agents and informers posed as terrorists offering a dummy missile, fake C-4 explosives, a disarmed suicide vest and rudimentary training. Suspects naïvely played their parts until they were arrested.

Feb 16 13:11

Florida governor calls for FBI Director's resignation over missed Parkland shooter tip

The FBI is staging these shootings as part of the coup against Trump!

Florida Governor Rick Scott has called for the FBI director to resign in the wake of the high school shooting that killed 17 students.
Florida school shooting

Scott is responding to the news that the FBI didn’t follow proper protocol in following up on a tip about the shooter, Nikolas Cruz.

"The FBI’s failure to take action against this killer is unacceptable....The FBI Director needs to resign," said Scott in a statement.

Feb 16 12:46

Congress must act now to block access to semiautomatic weapons: Ex-CIA chief

This is the guy behind the attempted coup against President Trump and the guy behind the mass shootings here in the USA.
Blatant isn't he! A traitor who is trying to overthrow the US Constitution and The Bill of Rights! Treason most foul!

A former director of the United States Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), John Brennan, has called on US lawmakers to pass legislation “to prevent access to semiautomatic weapons."

Brennan said on Thursday, a day after a bloody shooting incident at a South Florida high school, that it was imperative to address the “scourge of gun violence in the US.

Feb 16 12:21

Over 5,000 elementary school kids suspended in Toronto for out-of-date immunization records

A total of 5,063 public elementary students were suspended in Toronto this school year after getting caught in what one doctor called, a “1970s-style, cumbersome process” over immunization records.

The number of students suspended amounted to 7 per cent of the 73,262 elementary students in 586 Toronto public elementary schools assessed by Toronto Public Health from July to mid-December 2017. That’s a jump from 5.6 per cent last year.

“All of the students who were suspended either didn’t meet the immunization requirements as they were not up-to-date, their records were not filed on time, or they did not have a valid exemption,” said Dr. Vinita Dubey, associate medical officer at Toronto Public Health.

Feb 15 11:45

Syrian air defenses confront Israeli spy drones

Syrian anti-aircraft guns have confronted Israeli reconnaissance aircraft over the southwestern Quneitra province, forcing them to retreat.

"Syrian air defenses have repelled Israeli surveillance planes over Quneitra, forcing them to leave Syrian airspace," the official Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA) reported on Wednesday night.

The incident comes just a few days after the Syrian military downed an Israeli F-16 warplane over Syrian territory.

Feb 15 11:35

Corporate Giant Demands Crackdown on Independent and Alternative Internet Content, Call for Online Censorship

he drive to censor the Internet took another step this week with a public statement by Keith Weed, the chief marketing officer for the London-based multinational Unilever, threatening to withdraw advertising from social media platforms if they fail to suppress “toxic content.”

Weed reportedly told an annual leadership meeting of the Interactive Advertising Bureau in Palm Desert, California that the company “will not invest in platforms or environments” that “create divisions in society, and promote anger or hate.” He added,

“We will prioritize investing only in responsible platforms that are committed to creating a positive impact in society.”

Excerpts of Weed’s remarks—the most explicit of their kind from a major corporate executive—were leaked to several media outlets, including the Wall Street Journal and the Guardian. They were immediately featured on NBC News and other major American news outlets on Sunday. The Journal’s report was accompanied by an interview with Weed.

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Translation: corporations and governments hate the independent media for telling the truth!

Feb 15 10:59

Putting annexation row behind them, Netanyahu, Trump set March meet

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will meet with US President Donald Trump next month when he visits Washington for the annual AIPAC confab, a White House official said Wednesday.

The meeting will come after the White House shot down Netanyahu’s assertion Monday that the US and Israel were discussing proposals for Israel to annex West Bank settlements, marking an unprecedented rebuke of the prime minister by the Trump administration.

The AIPAC conference, an annual gathering of pro-Israel figures, is scheduled from March 4-6 in Washington.

An official told Israel’s Hadashot news that the annexation kerfuffle “is already water under the bridge and has no consequence to our relationship with Netanyahu.”

Netanyahu’s comment Monday was made at a faction meeting of his right-wing Likud party, whose top body unanimously passed a resolution in December urging its leaders to formally annex parts of the West Bank and allow unlimited construction in the settlements.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Every time an Israeli Prime Minister makes the pilgrimage to DC, I get somewhat nervous; but this particular meeting between President Trump and Prime Minister Netanyahu, has me literally close to an industrial-strength panic attack.

And why?!?

First, because Netanyahu may be charged with corruption charges, which makes him a politically wounded animal; and the "human animal" is at their most dangerous when they are politically wounded.

The same holds true for Netanyahu; and that will probably escalate the timetable for more attacks on Syria; Lebanon, and perhaps Iran.

Secondly, it is at these kinds of meetings where the President "signs off" on just how much mayhem he or she would "greenlight" for Israel in their next phase of grabbing more territory to itself.

This meeting comes in about 3 weeks; and these two have a very tight friendship.

But I very strongly caution the President about making any moves to greenlight any actions against Iran, or commiting to US troops to fighting in order to accomplish regime change in Tehran.

Tel Aviv wants to see this happen; however, primarily at the costs of American blood, and American money.

We'll know what transpired between the two probably the middle of next month, courtesy of movements both in the air, and on the ground in the Middle East, in terms of military activity we see by either Israel and/or the US.

Feb 15 10:14

Animosity Toward US Brings Turkey, Russia, and Iran Together for Summit on Syria

The leadership of Turkey, Iran, and Russia have all agreed to attend an upcoming summit in Istanbul on the topic of Syria, with the date for the meeting to be decided soon. Looming large over this is US relations.

Those three nations have met in the past on trying to get a peace process going in Syria, but right now the big issue on all their minds is increasing hostility from the US.

Turkey’s invasion of northern Syrian Kurdish territory has them facing potential conflict with US troops embedded in Manbij. The Pentagon has made clear their presence in Syria is at least in part intended now to fight Iran, and over the past week, US forces killed scores of Russians in the east.

These three nations weren’t seemingly all seeing eye-to-eye on Syria, but the acrimony with the US risks being a major unifier for them, with countering the US agenda in Syria likely a top priority for all.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The invasion of Syria by the US military demonstrates just how lousy US foreign policy, seemingly driven by wanting a "revenge death match" against both Al Assad and Putin, for kicking out US-backed jihadists in Syria, is now going from bad to unimaginably worse.

My sense is that the refusal of the US military to get its troops out of Manbij, where they are embedded with Kurdish fighting forces, is going to translate into a situation where these troops will become the US government's "sacrificial lambs" with which to justify further incursions into Syria, and direct military conflict with Russia, and potentially against Turkish troops in Syria as well.

NATO members met yesterday and today, in a series of meetings chaired by NATO Secretary-General, Jens Stoltenberg.

NATO meeting held 14-15 February, in Brussels.

I am sure that Turkey - and its invasion of Syria - is very much on their minds.

Will NATO ultimately vote to intervene in Syria militarily, should the US ask it to?!?

Stranger things have happened.

Feb 15 09:46

Top US Admiral: North Korea Plots to ‘Reunify’ Korean Peninsula

US Pacific Commander Admiral Harry Harris, testifying Wednesday before the House Armed Services Committee, accused North Korea of making its recent military advances exclusively with an eye toward forcibly unifying the Korean Peninsula “under a single communist system.”

Admiral Harris scorned the idea that North Korea had gotten nuclear arms to try to protect North Korea from a US-imposed regime change, saying he believes Kim’s ambitions are to “blackmail the South and other countries in the region, and us.”

He was led into this answer by Committee chair Rep. Mac Thornberry (R-TX), who said the only reason anyone believes Kim is getting the weapons for deterrence is because “alternatives are too terrible to contemplate.”

But Admiral Harris seemed fine echoing this view, despite North Korea being very public about deterrence being a top priority, and despite North Korea’s recent diplomatic overtures making no sense at all if Kim’s exclusive goal is to conquer South Korea.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

US Pacific Commander Admiral Harris, a word, please.

If Kim invited South Korea's President Moon to Pyongyang, do you think for one minute Kim's goal is to hold him as his prisoner, in order to extract some kind of geopolitical "price" from South Korea, knowing that it would goad the US into some kind of retaliatory measures?!?

Admiral, Kim is many things; but irrational and unreasonable are not among them.

Regurgitating the old, tired US Deep State's propaganda on North Korea, as a narrative to justify invading it, cannot possibly sway the US populace to embrace such a decision; we have all had our fill of US-generated wars, which appear to be going nowhere; Afghanistan; Libya; Iraq; and Somalia come very quickly to mind, sir.

And I would like to politely remind you; we have lived with nuclear-armed governments which the US just has had a hard time liking, in any way, like Pakistan.

It has nuclear weapons, and even though it has now been put on the US "funds terrorist groups" Watch List, I seriously doubt we are going to invade that country any time soon.

And why?!?

Because it has nuclear weapons as a deterrent, Admiral: it is just that simple.

Feb 15 09:19


Israel Police recommended indicting Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for bribery and breach of trust in two cases Tuesday night, Israel's Channel 2 and Channel 10 reported.

After a 14-month-long investigation, police announced on Tuesday that it found enough evidence to recommend the state’s prosecution to indict Netanyahu for bribery and breach of trust in Case 1000, the “gifts affair" and Case 2000, the "Yediot Aharanot Affair."

The prime minister, in the past, rejected both allegations claiming that "it is not illegal to accept gifts from friends" and that "Nothing will happen because nothing happened."

At this stage, the prosecution and Attorney-General Avichai Mandelblit will examine the evidence that police collected throughout the investigations, and will later decide whether to actually indict the prime minister or not.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

With these corruption charges against him, Prime Minister Netanyahu is about to become as geopolitcally dangerous as is a wounded animal.

Watch for these charges accelerate everything Netanyahu may be thinking about doing militarily in Syria; Iran; and Lebanon.

President Trump, just please be aware that this might be happening, and soon.

Feb 15 09:03


As details continue to emerge of last week’s US attacks on pro-Syrian forces, it appears that dozens, or by some accounts scores, of the slain were actually Russian military contractors working for the Syrian government. The raises the stakes about US attacks in Syria fueling a direct conflict with Russia.

Over the weekend, the US struck again, with officials now confirmed that a US MQ-9 Reaper drone attacked and destroyed a Russian T-72 tank in Eastern Syria, in what US officials are claiming was an act of “self-defense.”

Lt. Gen. Jeffrey Harrigian says the drone saw the tank “that took a shot at us,” and that he believes the US rules of engagement allowed for the tank to be destroyed in self-defense to protect the drone. Three people within were killed.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The US government and military appear to be inching toward a direct conflict with Russia in Syria; this appears to be by design.

And I would like to remind our readers that Russia was invited by the Syrian government to work with their military to remove the jihadists from Syria.

What the US government has done, and there is no way to put lipstick on this particular geopolitical pig, is invaded a soverign country which has NOT invited the US military for assistance.

Despite whatever name the military and government give to its military action in Syria, this is about partitioning the country, period, end of discussion.

Even Sergei Lavrov, that usually mild mannered Russian minister of Foreign Affairs, said it out loud, and exasperatedly, this last Tuesday:

The US is Trying to create a quasi-state in Syria

The article, from RT, written on 13 Feb 2018, goes on to state:

"The US has likely taken a “course to create a quasi-state” in the Kurdish SDF militia-held regions of Syria, despite the proclaimed adherence to the territorial integrity of the country, Russia’s FM Sergey Lavrov said.

The US activities in Syria are driven by undertaking “dangerous, unilateral steps” instead of trying to “achieve a common understanding” between all the parties, Lavrov told reporters on Tuesday.

He warned that Washington’s true goal might be the partitioning of Syria. The recent steps of Washington, including the creation of the so-called Border Security Force (BSF), operating under the Kurdish Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), have prompted even more questions in Moscow."

Folks, we are being "frog boiled" into a major confrontation with Russia over Syrian territory.

This US invasion of Syria was completely illegal; but then again, what should we expect from a US foreign policy has devolved into "Invasions R Us", from the Bush regime to the present.

We had better start asking our (alleged) Representatives in Congress some rather pointed questions, including why we are really in Syria in the first place, and what the hell are we doing, colluding with Saudi Arabia in war crimes in Yemen.

If we do not, I expect a relatively quick return to the draft in this country, coupled with even more repressions of American civil liberties, up to, and including, the invocation of martial law here, so that the American Deep State can go on conducting its endless wars with absolute impunity, dealing with no protests against them whatsoever.

Feb 15 08:40


The family and friends of Gemmel Moore, 26, are fighting an uphill battle to bring the man they say is responsible for his death to justice. Not surprisingly, the fact that Moore, who worked as a male escort, was found dead at the home of 63-year-old Ed Buck—who’s donated hundreds of thousands to Hillary Clinton—has received very little media coverage.

While it is entirely possible that Moore was simply staying at Buck’s house as a ‘friend’ and accidentally overdosed while there, the following information paints a far more ominous picture.

One of the witnesses interviewed by police said Moore told her that someone whose name is conveniently redacted tied him up “over a year ago” and “held him against his will at the residence in West Hollywood.”

But that’s not all. Moore also kept a journal in which he described in graphic detail how Buck forced him to do meth and got him addicted.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Clintonistas have this unwavering faith that they are "above the law"...until it comes back to bite them, as I hope will be happening to Hillary Clinton with the Uranium One deal, and relatively soon.

Feb 15 08:32

Tractor-Hacking Farmers Are Leading a Revolt Against Big Tech's Repair Monopolies

Kyle Schwarting is a farmer by trade, and a hacker by necessity. His farm, about 20 minutes outside the city limits of Lincoln, Nebraska, is full of tractors and agricultural equipment, which he picks up in various states of repair from fellow farmers, fixes up, and resells.

“I would say what I’m doing is hacking,” Schwarting tells me, gesturing to a Windows laptop and a USB-to-tractor cable he Frankensteined himself.

The plan is to hook the laptop up to a gigantic John Deere combine, which, like all farm equipment, has become increasingly difficult to repair as companies have introduced new sensors and software into nearly every component. Schwarting has found a hacked version of John Deere’s Service Advisor software on a torrent site, which he can use to diagnose problems with the equipment and ultimately repair it. Without this software, even minor repairs will cost him thousands of dollars from a licensed John Deere repair person and more importantly, time.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I can't say that I blame the guy; the "right to repair" should be fundamental, and not place a farmer into unpayable debt everytime something goes wrong with his equipment.

Also, with agriculture, particularly around harvesting season, time is money.

Feb 15 08:28


The Sackler family is best known for the buildings adorned with their names thanks to their acts of philanthropy, which is either motivated by a public spirit, or by the desperate need for some reputation washing as the public becomes increasingly aware that the family fortune was built on the perfection of shady techniques for marketing addictive drugs, which reached its zenith when Perdue, the family pharma business, created the Oxy epidemic, by falsifying addictiveness research and aggressively recruiting doctors to hook their patients on their lethal products.

The Sacklers are your basic Koch-style family of evil billionaires, handing out charitable grants with one hand, and using the other hand to secretly fund initiatives to kill public education.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Absoflippinglutely unbelievable.

I hope they get sued out of business, and that these class action attorneys will bring them, collectively and financially, to their knees.

Feb 15 08:00

Soros & Vestager Versus The Free Internet

With his investments, Soros has become a billionaire. Unfortunately for many years he interferes in the political and demographic developments in Europe and financially supports the ethnic exchange. Now he turns against CSU, Facebook and Twitter because they endanger his leftist revolution.

Feb 14 15:08

The Causes of the “Civil War” in the Words of Abraham Lincoln and Jefferson Davis

“When [the states] entered into the Union of 1789, it was with the undeniable recognition of the power of the people to resume the authority delegated for the purposes of that government, whenever in their opinion, its functions were perverted and its ends defeated . . . the sovereign States here represented have seceded from that Union, and it is a gross abuse of language to denominate the act rebellion or revolution.”

–Jefferson Davis, First Inaugural Address, Montgomery, Alabama, February 1861.

Lincoln asserted that it was not voluntary, and was more like what future generations would come to know as the Soviet Union – held together by force and bloodshed.

Feb 14 15:04

Southerner Sessions: 'Slavery' alone caused the Civil War

Doesn't know anything about Cannabis or American History it would seem. PC for sure though.


Jeff Sessions, a son of the South and President Trump’s attorney general, celebrated former President Abraham Lincoln’s 209th birthday with a blunt and bold statement that clashes with some of his fellow Alabamians and White House Chief of Staff John Kelly.

Speaking Monday at the Union League of Philadelphia’s Annual Lincoln Day celebration, he said slavery alone was the cause of the Civil War.

Feb 14 14:30

“US Foreign Policy Is the Greatest Crime Since WWII,” Former US Attorney General Ramsey Clark

The US Secretary of State’s criminally insane back handed remarks favoring a civil war, with all the probable loss of lives a civil war would bring, seems to fit as appropriate within a US foreign policy of world domination. Human suffering has never been of any consequence to the financial interests of that 1/10 of 1 per cent of Americans who, to one degree or another, rule us all.

That is the way it has been since the end of the Second World War, a war made possible by US investments and joint ventures in the rearming of Nazi Germany,[ 2] a war that made the USA rich and the first all powerful single superpower.

Feb 14 11:16

Why Russian Chief Rabbi Stands by Vladimir Putin

Lazar’s work, his Russia boosterism and his ties to the Kremlin — he is sometimes called “Putin’s rabbi” — has helped Chabad’s Russian branch eclipse all the Jewish groups vying to reshape the country’s community of 250,000 Jews. Now Lazar heads a vast network that comprises dozens of employees and plentiful volunteers working in hundreds of Jewish institutions: schools, synagogues, community centers and kosher shops.

But Lazar and Putin’s relationship seems to go deeper than political expediency. In 2012, Lazar led the Russian leader on a tour of Jerusalem’s Western Wall. And last year Putin made Lazar a member of Russia’s prestigious Merit to the Fatherland order, the country’s highest civilian decoration and one that is rarely conferred on people who were not born in Russia. (Lazar became a Russian citizen in 2000.)

Feb 14 10:52

2018– Year of the Slave

You are a slave. You probably do not realize it, but you are.
Movies and public school like to portray slaves as bound by chains and beaten with whips, creating a polarized image of slavery that can be pointed to with the comment, “You are not like that, therefore you are not a slave.” But history shows that slaves have been treated in all manner of ways, some more cruel than others, yet even with the most kind treatment, a slave remains a slave.

Setting aside the stereotyped image of a slave as a bleeding chain-bound wretch, slaves throughout history are often hard to recognize. In some cases, such as the Medieval Serfs, they were held slaves to the rulers by religious belief, and did not see themselves as slaves even though they were treated as such.The favored slaves of Asian potentates wore jewels to make a movie star gasp, yet were still slaves for all their finery and comfort.

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Feb 14 10:39

American decline: Open pools of raw sewage in the richest country in the world

As the wealthy continue sucking the country dry, the question now isn’t if the US will cease to provide a decent standard of living for its people. Rather it is how many people will be sacrificed on the way down.
In America, the richest nation in the world when measured by raw GDP, children are getting sick from living by open pools of raw sewage. This was one of many shocking findings by the United Nations late last year, following a two-week investigation into extreme poverty in the US.

The UN report was issued last December by a team of investigators who visited California, Alabama, Georgia, Puerto Rico, West Virginia and Washington DC.

Feb 14 08:17

France sticks by plan for new compulsory 'national service' for young people

Two decades after it scrapped its compulsory military service France will introduce a mandatory "national service" for all young people, the government said Tuesday, confirming a campaign pledge by President Emmanuel Macron.
Macron took the country by surprise a year ago when he announced that, if elected, he would make all young people spend a month getting "a direct experience of military life with its know-how and demands".

He billed it as a way to build social cohesion and patriotism in a country battling deep divisions, by bringing young people from different backgrounds together in a barracks.

But the proposal raised hackles in the army, which is already stretched thin by anti-terrorism operations in the Middle East and West Africa as well as patrols against jihadists at home.

Feb 13 22:07

Milwaukee Jail Staffers Charged in ‘Appalling’ Death of Inmate Denied Water

Three Milwaukee County Jail staffers were given felony charges Monday for their involvement in the 2016 death of a mentally ill inmate, Terrill Thomas, who was denied water for a week as punishment for bad behavior.

At the time of Thomas' death, the jail was overseen by conservative activist Sheriff David Clarke, who retired in August 2017 to join a committee supporting US President Donald Trump.

Sheriff's Maj. Nancy Evans, the jail's former commander, was charged with felony misconduct in office and misdemeanor obstruction after lying to investigators about how long Thomas was denied water and withholding surveillance video that showed water being cut off to Thomas' cell and not being turned on again.

Feb 13 21:32

Jeff Sessions Is Steamed Over Senator’s Cannabis Blockade

After Jeff Sessions stepped up his attack on state-legal cannabis, Colorado Sen. Cory Gardner decided to retaliate by freezing the Trump administration’s Justice Department nominees. It’s now a month into the blockade, and Sessions is steaming.

Feb 13 18:00


When News2Share’s Ford Fischer was arrested in Baltimore, it sent shockwaves through the indie news community. Even though Ford’s footage winds up all over the major networks, he’s one of us. Always has been. Fischer was arrested in Baltimore by Daniel Hersl for simply filming and doing his job during the riots. The indie media community cried foul, tried to apply pressure to get Ford out of trouble, and bring Hersl down for an egregious violation of civil rights. While Ford was released, it seemed no justice would be served. Journalists at TFC network affiliate, The Pontiac Tribune, pulled no punches running the headline: “Baltimore cops abduct journalist, falsify charges”.

Feb 13 11:19

What Does Ukraine Need? Dictatorship For The Sake Of Democracy

"I understand that my provocative thesis will not be fully accepted by all, but with regarding democracy: what we have now in the state, I can not call a democracy, even a weak one. And the only way that I see possible is, on the contrary, a dictatorship for the sake of a future democracy. Unfortunately, the swamp that now exists in Ukraine is the weak state, that many people spoke about today, but without calling things by their right names," Tuka said.

Speaking about the situation around Donbass, Tuka noted that Moscow constantly and persistently urges Ukraine to have direct dialogue with the Donbass, but the Ukrainian authorities do not intend to even discuss "dialogue with militants".


Feb 13 11:03


eirton, WV — As TFTP reported last year, former Weirton police officer Stephen Mader sued the city after he was fired for not killing a suicidal man who needed help.

It was reported this week that Mader will be receiving $175,000 in a settlement as a result of his unnecessary firing.

“At the end of the day, I’m happy to put this chapter of my life to bed,” Mader said. “The events leading to my termination were unjustified and I’m pleased a joint resolution has been met

“My hope is that no other person on either end of a police call has to go through this again,” said Mader, who still lives in Weirton with his family but now drives trucks for a living, according to WPXI.

As we reported at the time, on May 6, 2016, Mader responded to a domestic call about a suicidal person. When he arrived on the scene, Mader confronted 23-year-old Ronald D. Williams who was armed and mentally distraught.

Madar said that he began talking to the young man in his “calm voice.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This cop did absolutely the right thing here, and HE GETS PUNISHED BY LOSING HIS JOB FOR IT?!?

In my world, this former officer deserves a medal, and a position with any local police department whose superviser wants their peace officers to "do the right thing", and learn to "talk people down" when it is humanly possible.

I have (retired) police in my own family, and know them to be loving, devoted family people, who would never want to hurt or kill somebody if there was a fraction of hope that there another possible way out of a bad situation, but would never allow themselves or their partners get hurt.

I frankly think this country could do well to have more police officers who have been trained in the concept of "talking people down", when they are agitated, and can tell the difference between someone who is a real threat in their agitation...and who is not.

Feb 13 10:45

Duterte slammed over threat to shoot rebels in the genitals

Human rights groups condemned the Philippine president on Tuesday for saying that troops should shoot female communist rebels in the genitals to render them "useless," which they said could encourage sexual violence and war crimes.

The left-wing group Karapatan said President Rodrigo Duterte "has distinguished himself as a frothing-in-the-mouth fascist who incites the worst violations of international humanitarian law."

Duterte's remarks "are but the latest of the series of this madman's display of tyranny, lunacy and machismo," Karapatan Secretary General Cristina Palabay said.

The U.S.-based group Human Rights Watch said the remark last week was the latest in a "series of misogynist, derogatory and demeaning statements he has made about women" that encourage state forces to commit sexual violence during armed conflicts.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

It appears that the Philippine people have elected their own Caligula, one who delights in visualising bloodshed, horrifically brutal physical incapacitation, and destruction, but orders other people do the actual dirty work.

The Madness of Caligula

Whatever happened to the concept of peaceful, moral, hard-one negotiations to give more people a "seat at the table" in the Philippine government, without violence?!?

Apparently, these concepts have completely vanished from the workings and desires of the Philippine government, and particularly with Duterte, a man who obviously loves, and most probably lives, on fantasies of bloodlust, and female mutilation.

I am sorry, but the Philippine people deserve far better than this guy; there's GOT to be someone out there on the political scene with some shred of sanity, dignity, and morality who could do one heck of a lot better for them then this guy.

Feb 13 10:25

Venezuela fears ‘invasion’ after U.S. military chief visits Colombia

Venezuela on Monday accused neighboring Colombia of planning a bombing campaign or a “military invasion” amid heightened tensions in the region and a mass exodus fueled by Venezuela’s collapsing economy.

“In Colombia, they are planning to revive eras that had ended in human history, like military bombing, a military invasion or the occupation, through blood and gunfire, of a peaceful country like Venezuela,” said Venezuela’s chief prosecutor, Tarek William Saab, according to the state-run AVN news agency. “We will not allow it.”

Saab didn’t provide proof of his allegations, but other regional allies pointed to the weekend visit to Colombia by Admiral Kurt Tidd, head of U.S. Southern Command.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is not the first time Tidd has been in Columbia, or made an assessment , of, what is likely going on -or may be going on - in Columbia's neighbor, Venezuela.

Southcom commander warns Congress of growing humanitarian crisis in Venezuela, 2017

And take a look at his twitter feeds, from 3 days ago:

Admiral Tidd's Twitter feeds

What do these tell us?? that Admiral Tidd was in the Columbian city of Turnaco, meeting with Columbia's Vice-President there, Oscar Naranjo, to discuss "security measures", and also met greeted Columbian security forces there.

But the significance is the meeting with Naranjo. It appeared that he had discussions with Columbia's Vice-President, but not with Tidd's military counterparts.

And of course, the situation in Venezuela has become very intense, and the standard of living of ordinary Venezuelans has devolved into near back-breaking, horrific poverty., due to US Sanctions, and lousy planning and economic decisions taken by the current government.

But the timing of this meeting?!?

Venezuela is due to have its national election on 22 April of this year.

Maduro will be running again, and will be facing scant opposition, looking for another 6 year term.

Few Challengers in Sight, Venezuela Sets April 22 for Presidential Vote

The talks between Tidd and Naranjo probably centered on the aftermath of this election, and what happens if and when Maduro, probably by stealing it, wins this next election.

IF the US cannot get Maduro out of power through elections, the question is, what can they do to foment and galvanize the opposition to do something "dramatic", and who could be tapped to lead such an effort?!?

It is clear that the US doesn't want to be accused as the country leading the charge here, so expect it to make it look like a "nation popular movement" to dethrone Maduro, just as they did in Ukraine in 2014 with the "dumping" of the duly elected Yanukovych, and replacing him with Poroshenko.

Unfortunately, such a move will have US government fingerprints all over it, because of all the "regime changes" the US government has created in the past, particularly in Central and South America.

Expect a number of people to die here, in this "psuedo-revolution", but to the US government and military it will simply be written off as "collateral damage".

Remember; what the US wants here, beside "regime change" is a US-Centric government, which only sells its vast reserves of oil in US dollars, and will accept no other currency for it.

Feb 13 09:02


Today, we delivered a petition to the U.S. Copyright Office to keep copyright’s safe harbors safe. We asked the Copyright Office to remove a bureaucratic requirement that could cause websites and Internet services to lose protection under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA). And we asked them to help keep Congress from replacing the DMCA safe harbor with a mandatory filtering law. Internet users from all over the U.S. and beyond added their voices to our petition.

Under current law, the owners of websites and online services can be protected from monetary liability when their users are accused of infringing copyright through the DMCA “safe harbors.” In order to take advantage of these safe harbors, owners must meet many requirements, including participating in the notorious notice-and-takedown procedure for allegedly infringing content. They also must register an agent—someone who can respond to takedown requests—with the Copyright Office.

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To other independent blogs out there, please; keep aware of the ever-changing nature of these laws on the net, engineered to destroy the independent media, and keep us from telling the truth as we see it.

Feb 13 08:58

Pentagon Requesting $66 Million For Laser Drones to Shoot Down North Korean Missiles

The Missile Defense Agency is rushing to put more solutions in the field and trying to put past failures behind them.

One of the smaller line items in the Missile Defense Agency’s $9.9 billion budget request for 2019 is also one of the most interesting: $66 million to keep developing a laser that can be mounted on a drone and used to destroy enemy missiles on the launch pad — or shortly after takeoff.

That amount includes $61 million to continue the laser-on-a-drone program, called the Low Power Laser Demonstrator, or LPLD, and $5 million to scale up its laser to sufficient destructive power.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

In light of the fact that Kim Jong Un's Sister just handed a letter to South Korea's President Moon, inviting him to Pyongyang, is it just possible that such a weapon will not be needed, because it looks to me as though there is a distinct possibility of peace, and possibly, reunification, breaking out between the two Koreas?

Were I the chairperson of the committee with the power to approve this line item or not, I would certainly want to delay its implementation, to see what dimplomatic process evolves here, after the Winter Olympic Games, which are still in progress, and will not end until the 25th of this month.

Feb 13 08:56

Russia In the Crosshairs

How many times did Putin announce victory in Syria, pull out, and then have to go back after Washington’s forces had recuperated? Why does Putin refuse the reincorporation of the breakaway Russian provinces in Ukraine? He allowed Crimea back in because of the Russian naval base, but he has refused the Russian provinces of Donetsk and Luhansk. Consequently, the Russian people in these provinces continue to be subject to attack, and Washington has now armed its Ukrainian nazi state with weapons to reconquer the breakaway republics.

Whether or not Russia wants to acknowledge it, Russia is in a fight for her life. There is evidence that top Russian leaders are unaware of this.

Feb 13 08:50


The USA has moved up in the Tax Justice Network's Financial Secrecy Index to number two, behind Switzerland; in reality, though, the UK is the world's worst money-laundry, but because its laundering activities are spread out over its overseas territories -- taken as a whole, the UK leads the world in helping criminals and looters hide their fortunes.

America's role in money-laundering is well-documented; the ease of incorporating anonymous shell companies has been key to making fortunes disappear -- and they also constitute the wide end of the funnel for dark money in US politics.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Why am I not surprised here?!?

Feb 13 08:48

Kushner Foundation Gives $342K to Chabad — Still Surprised About Jared and Ivanka’s Synagogue?

A Haaretz examination has revealed that Charles and Seryl Kushner have been major benefactors of Chabad over the years. Between 2003 and 2013, their family foundation donated a total of $342,500 to various institutions and projects associated with the movement, their tax records show.

Chabad has benefited not only from Kushner’s side of the family. It turns out that President-elect Donald Trump has also contributed to the movement – even before his daughter, who converted to Judaism, was married. Altogether, the Donald J. Trump Foundation has donated $11,550 to three Chabad institutions.

Feb 13 08:44

Putin’s Chosen People

Putin’s has also generally been supportive of Jewish institutions—one Jewish institution in particular. One of the more intriguing aspects of contemporary Russian Jewish life is the close relationship between the Kremlin and Chabad, also known as Lubavitch, the Hasidic sect known in the United States for its street-corner proselytizing to fellow Jews and reverence for the late Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson. Founded in Western Russia in the 18th century, the Lubavitchers decamped to the United States in 1940, setting up their new headquarters in Brooklyn’s Crown Heights neighborhood. The Orthodox Jewish movement has dispatched hundreds of emissaries throughout the world to promote the faith. Just after the fall of Communism and just prior to his own death, Schneerson sent Rabbi Berel Lazar to represent Chabad in Russia.

Feb 12 11:56

Russia in the Crosshairs

Eric Zuesse notes that only Syria and Russia complain about Washington’s illegal occupation of Syrian territory, an occupation that has no UN authorization and is a complete and total violation of international law, and Israel’s continual attacks on Syria.

Washington’s continuing support for war against the legitimate government of Syria and support for Israeli and terrorist attacks on Syrian and Russian forces are undermining Russia’s efforts to bring peace to the region. Zuesse also notes that Washington and its UK puppet block all UN action against Washington’s illegality.

Zuesse is correct. But is the continuation of Washington’s campaign against Syria and Russia largely the fault of Russia? Stephen Lendman makes a case that it is Russia’s fault.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I would argue that Russia doesn't wish to get into direct military conflict with the US in Syria, because it understands that this could well generate more wars with the US, which for reasons I will articulate later, which the US and NATO appear to be gung-ho to fight, putting Russia in the position of being forced to fight both in Syria, and in Ukraine.

Putin is moving heaven and earth to avoid that happening, understanding full well that the current anti-Russian hysteria in Congress and beyond, may well be a prelude to the larger war he is trying to prevent.

Putin has a very real world understanding of just what a world war does to the people who fight it; the civilian populations enduring it and the bitter physical results to places which have been utterly destroyed by wars; and because he has a very clear understanding of what World War II did to his country, he does not want to see it repeated, not in Ukraine, Syria, or Iran.

Steve Lendman, whose work I greatly respect, and frequently link to, needs to understand the following; like a giant ant, the US government is "trapped in the amber" of an absolutely unrepayable debt load, toward which the current spending legislation is adding, big-time.

The US government desperately needs a war with which to attempt to "misdirect" the American people about the reasons why their standards of living have slipped horrendously, as US government debt grows, unchecked,and there are many in the "bowels of power" in DC, who believe that a good war will be just the ticket to get the US government out of its debtload, and back on its feet.

Israel, with its recent attacks on Syria, against Syrian and the (alleged) Iranian presence will hardly stop now. They will continue these attacks until someone strikes back, or, allegedly has struck back, courtesy of an Israeli/US generated false flag.

Sooner or later, the US military will be called upon by Israel for a general invasion of Syria, "to defend Israel's right to exist", and to affect regime change in Damascus; The optics here mean that Iran most probably will not let this stand, so we will see Iran join the fray as well, on Syria's side.

For Russia, it painfully clear that the breakaway former areas of Ukraine, and Ukraine itself, are preparing for another round of military conflict.
Monitors warn of Preparations for a Fresh Surge in Fighting in Ukraine

This is where NATO will most likely be assisting the Ukrainians militarily, to attempt to gain back some of their purpose and credibility, and the US has already sided with Ukraine should the conflict escalate. After all, President Trump has signed off on supplying Ukraine with anti-tank weapons.
US to send anti-tank missiles to Ukraine By now, those weapons should have been delivered to the Ukrainian military.

So we will, I believe, have Russia - and the US - fighting on several different fronts, with NATO fighting against Russia in Ukraine, assisted by the US; Syrian, Iran, and Russia, fighting the US and Israel in Syria (and possibly against Iran) in a major war there.

I would like to hope to hell that I am absolutely wrong on this assessment; however, current events, particularly the major strike by the Israel's IDF against Syria last week, compels me to conclude, at the moment, that this is how the geopolitics of the next great war are going to play out.

Feb 12 11:12

HomeWorld NewsSeoul won’t rush to renew joint military drills with US as new intra-Korean summit solidifies

South Korean President Moon Jae-in reportedly rejected a call from Japan to quickly resume joint US-Korean military drills. Moon has been invited to visit Pyongyang for what may become the first top-level summit in over a decade.
At a bilateral summit on Friday, Moon called on the Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to wait before resuming the drills, Yonhap reported, citing a government official. The drills have been paused for the duration of the Winter Olympics, as part of Seoul’s attempt to mend relations with Pyongyang. North Korea considers the drills a major threat to its national security, saying they may be used to conceal a build-up for an invasion.

According to the report, Abe argued that the time to delay exercises scheduled for spring was not right and that Pyongyang had to change its behavior before receiving concessions.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Call me cautiously optimistic here...

Feb 12 11:04

Trump Unsure If Israel Genuinely Wants Peace With Palestinians

Speaking to the Israel Hayom newspaper, President Trump has made comments all but unheard of among top US officials, openly questioning whether Israel “is genuinely seeking to reach a peace agreement with the Palestinians.”

While Trump took his usual “we’ll have to see what happens” attitude of offering few details, he did caution that Israel’s continued expansion of settlements in the occupied territories are seriously complicating peace efforts.

Criticizing settlements is a pretty normal position for US officials to take, but question Israel’s willingness to make peace, despite many in Israel’s government openly opposed to making peace, is nearly unheard of, and likely to provoke a backlash, even though Trump did qualify it by saying he’s sure the Palestinians don’t want peace either.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Mr. President, forgive my surprise at this but, can it be humanly possible you have just stumbled upon the realization that the Israelis don't really want peace with the Palestinians?!?

Well, sir, better late than never.

So now that you have come to this "Buddha on the Road moment", how are you going to approach your BFF in the Middle East, Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu, and change his mind about how to make this happen; or are you even going to mention it to him at all?!?

Feb 12 10:56

City Fines Landlord $2 Million Because They Offered Homeless & Disabled Veterans Cheap Rent

In the land of the free, government and law enforcement not only wage war on the poor and homeless through various unscrupulous means designed to extract revenue and attack the right to exist but those who try to help the homeless—by feeding, clothing, or sheltering them—also face the wrath of the state. As the following case illustrates, even those who’ve laid down their lives for the state—veterans—and the ones who help them are now being targeted.

Judy Wu, a landlord in San Francisco has converted 12 properties she owns into 49 housing units over the last decade which she and her husband, Trent Zhu, rent to homeless, low-income and disabled veterans.

Because they’ve split the units into much smaller ones, the couple is able to provide these veterans with very cheap housing. The contribution to society hasn’t gone unnoticed by the city, however, who couldn’t care less about the dozens of previously homeless veterans now off the streets thanks to the couple.

Feb 12 10:45

Koreas Defy Naysayers on Winter Olympics Diplomacy

Diplomacy at the Winter Olympics has been an event covered like no other, and while some media outlets are in awe at the amount of progress that, by most accounts, has been made, there are also a lot of naysayers casting doubt on whether it amounts to anything.

The official US position has been to simultaneously downplay the talks, and to make some fairly high-profile efforts to undermine them. That seems to have been picked up by a lot of analysts as gospel truth.

The historic visit by a North Korean delegation that included both the parliamentary president and the sister of Kim Jong Un, handshakes, talks, and an invitation to South Korean President Moon to visit North Korea, have all been shrugged off by many as some sort of combination of a North Korean trick to undermine US interests, and one officials insist will fail.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Both North and South Korean leadership want peace, even if the two Koreas cannot agree on a reunification process; the only International actor in the region which DOESN't appear to want want such peace to happen... is the United States.

And - at antiwar.com this morning, right underneath this breathless headline, come the following headlines:

North Korea invites South Korea's President tio Pyongyang

and...wait for it...

Secretary of Defense Mattis: North Korea cannot divide the US from South Korea

Forgive me, Sec Def Mattis; it appears, as my late grandmother would say, "The Horse is Already Out of the Barn." on this issue.

And sir, the optics of any attempt to squelch this newfound ratcheting down of tensions between North and South Korea, are going to be perceived by the rest of the world, as a barbarically martial and repugnant on the part of the US government.

I mean, can you seriously be thinking in this direction?!?

One would hope to heck, NOT!!

Feb 12 10:17


Lawmakers in Florida have called for New Zealand singer Lorde’s upcoming concert to be cancelled in protest of her support of the boycott against Israel, according to the New Zealand Herald.

On Thursday, State Representative Randy Fine cited a Florida law that says no state or local government can conduct business exceeding $1 million with any organisation engaged in a boycott of Israel.

Lorde cancelled her Tel Aviv show last year after an open letter called on her to support the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement and show solidarity with the Palestinian people. The New Zealand singer-songwriter replied to the letter in a tweet: “Noted! Been speaking [with] many people about this and considering all options. Thank u for educating me I am learning all the time too.” She cancelled her show two days later.

In a statement on Thursday, Fine said that Lorde’s decision meant she could be refused under the state’s anti-BDS legislation.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

That a state in the Unhinged, Surveilled States of Amerika, can refuse an artist a venue because of her support of BDS is an absolute travesty.

Are we not supposed to be the "Land of the Free and the Home of the Brave", where expressing a minority opinion about human rights for Palestinians should at least be tolerated?!?!?

Apparently, in the state of Florida, not so much.

That Israel has so much control over state and Federal regulations, to regulate public opinion to the degree where expressing one's opinion about Palestinian human rights is a crime, is an intolerable legislative imposition, and the law needs to be struck down by the Florida Supreme Court, as absolutely antithetical to the First Amendment; if not the Federal Supreme Court ultimately coming to that conclusion.

Criticizing the government of Israel's policies is NOT anti-Semitism, although Tel Aviv has, in its own Orwellian way, has managed to twist the English language in order to conflate the two.

And Representative Fine, a word, please: the BDS cannot destroy Israel; it might, however, "pinch" financially enough, that the Israeli government might come to the table honestly, and begin negotiations which will enable a Palestinian state to exist.

It is a form of peaceful protest; nobody gets hurt, but it does draw attention to the constant trampling over Palestinians' rights, both legislatively in the Knesset, and courtesy of the IDF.

And sir, I am talking about incidents like those documented in the following articles:

The Israeli military detention of Palestinian Children

IDF Security forces abuse Palestinian Children

Palestinian minors arrested, suffer abuse

400 Palestinian Children held in Israeli Prisons prisons

Representative Fine, I am asking you, honestly, for one moment, to imagine how you would feel if such horrific treatment was meted out to your kids, and had done nothing wrong.

But you won't, or you can't, because you will always see Palestinians as "the other", not even worthy of breath.

Odd and, historically ironic, that response; there was a guy in Germany, back in the 20th century, who hated all he defined as "The Others" with such a passion, that he had them carted off to slave labor camps, where many of them died under horrific conditions.

Feb 12 07:45


San Francisco, CA — In the land of the free, government and law enforcement not only wage war on the poor and homeless through various unscrupulous means designed to extract revenue and attack the right to exist but those who try to help the homeless—by feeding, clothing, or sheltering them—also face the wrath of the state. As the following case illustrates, even those who’ve laid down their lives for the state—veterans—and the ones who help them are now being targeted.

Judy Wu, a landlord in San Francisco has converted 12 properties she owns into 49 housing units over the last decade which she and her husband, Trent Zhu, rent to homeless, low-income and disabled veterans.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Herrera comes off as a moral monster here, no matter what the law says, just wanting another conviction to provide yet another "notch in his belt" to insure future promotions.

The criminalisation of homelessness, particularly if they are our Vets, continues apace.

As a native San Franciscan, I can say unequivocably, that the city has lost both its mind... and its soul, if this conviction is allowed to stand.

Feb 11 10:00

Israeli warplane downed by Russian-made anti-aircraft missiles

IAF chief Tomer Bar reveals F-16 intercepted following strike in Syria was likely shot down by barrage of surface-to-air missiles, shot by Syrian armed forces and made, supplied by Russia; mission 'a complete operational success' despite downing, Bar stresses; stray missiles from the barrage may have reached Israel's Central District—missile trails spotted in region.

The Israeli Air Force's leading conjecture on the F-16 plane that was shot down by anti-aircraft fire on Saturday morning is that Syrian forces used a Russian made SA-5 Gammon medium-to-high altitude surface-to-air missile to intercept the Israeli aircraft.

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Translation: the Israeli military doesn't know if it was a Russian SAM which shot down the Israeli F-16, but they will tar Russia for it anyway.

I would almost be willing to bet real money that this coming week, , the link between alleged "Syrian/ Iranian Agression" and Russia will be the mantra of the presstitutes in the corporate news.

Feb 11 09:50


(Please be aware: this op-ed is how the Jpost is covering the events of yesterday. It takes outright lies and shapes them into propaganda, somewhat akin to what a magician does to create balloon animals, to advance their agenda of an open war against both Syria and Iran. ckr).

"This was long in the making. Years ago, the Iranians came to the rescue of Bashar Assad in Syria and, together with Russia, ensured his survival. The problem is that they haven’t left. On the contrary – even though Assad is today in control of the majority of Syria, Iran is staying put and trying to establish an even greater presence within the country. On Saturday, we saw how determined it is to do just that.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Yesterday, Russia's President Putin warned Israel's Netanyahu that there needed to be "restraint" on the part of all parties here, and that the Israeli bombings should not be permitted to endanger Russia Troops on the Ground.

Putin urges Netanyahu to avoid escalation in Syria.

Yesterday, Netanyahu made the following statements:

Netanyahu Vows To Defend Israel Against Iran

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says he has spoken with Russian President Vladimir Putin about the latest developments in the region.

Netanyahu says Saturday that he informed Putin of Israel's intention to continue defending itself against any aggression and to prevent Iran from establishing a presence "in Syria or anywhere else."

The questions come to mind: What precisely is Iran doing in Syria which causes Netanyahu to play the "self-defense" card, when it is essentially Israel which is the aggressor here?!?

When you invade a sovereign country, like Syria, and shoot bombs to destroy targets on the ground, is that not an act of war, rather than alleged "self-defence"?!?

By weasel-wording his language, (how Orwellian of Netanuahu, but he is sooo damned clever at this, as we have observed over the years), he is defining Israel aggression as acts of "defense"; and that, by international standards, should be indefensible.

Where is the incontrovertible proof, please?!?

But of course, neither Netnayahu, or the author of this codswallop, wants proof and truth; they want to escalate this into a full-blown regional war, until there is regime change in Damascus, and Tehran.

And of course, when it comes to actual blood and money to be spent on achieving those objectives, Tel Aviv thoroughly wants it to be American blood and American money spent; not Israeli.

Feb 11 09:15


In the coming months, the United States Army is sending its first robotic Humvee to a field training exercise to see if the autonomous combat vehicle can accurately destroy targets, as part of a new experimental program to weaponize robots.

The killer Humvee, which is called the ‘Wingman,’ is part of the Joint Capability Technology Demonstration, or JCTD program, where engineers have developed autonomously piloted weaponized vehicles in hopes it will provide direct and indirect fire support for ground troops trapped in dangerous situations on the battlefield.

According to the Army Tank Automotive Research Development and Engineering Center, or TARDEC program, the goal behind the “Wingman” is to train soldiers and weaponized robotic vehicles to work together on the battlefield to confront America’s enemies. Army engineers say it will be Soldiers, not computers, which decide when the robotic Humvee fires a round.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I rather wish that the 20 million spent on this would have been invested in training government employees in the kind of logical, scenario-embracing moral thinking which leads to great, hard-won negotiations with other countries.

This would mean far less of our money going to the Merchants of Death for these kinds of weapons, and fewer wars would be fought by this country, because people hired by the government could think intelligently enough to prevent them!!!

Feb 11 09:04


A plane operated by Russia’s Saratov Airlines crashed in the countryside near Moscow on Sunday, killing all 71 people on board, Russian Interfax news agency reported. 65 passengers and six crew members were onboard the plane which disappeared from radars less than 10 minutes after taking off from Moscow’s Domodedovo airport, TASS reported.

The plane - a 7 year old, short-haul regional Antonov AN-148 - was bound for the Russian city of Orsk in the Orenburg region that borders Kazakhstan, according to Reuters. The plane was first operated by Rossiya Airlines, including on international routes, and then was leased to Saratov Airlines.

Flightradar tracking of the plane ended at 11:27AM UTC when the plane suddenly tumbled from a height of 6000 feet at an airspeed of 332 knots.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I frankly would really want to look at the manifest for passengers' names.

The plane wasn't very old; I have to wonder if this was just a tragic accident...or an assassination made to appear as a tragic accident.

Time, and a thorough forensic examination of the wreckage, may tell.

Feb 11 09:00


The only thing the bureaucratic resistance hates more than President Trump is the disclosure of their own salaries. It’s a classic case of the bureaucracy protecting the bureaucracy, underscoring the resistance faced by the new administration.

Recently, Open the Books filed a Freedom of Information Act request with the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (pictured) for all federal employee names, titles, agencies, salaries, and bonus information. We’ve captured and posted online this data for the past 11 years. For the first time, we found missing information throughout the federal payroll disclosures. Here’s a sample of what we discovered from the FY2017 records:

254,839 federal salaries were redacted in the federal civil service payroll (just 3,416 salaries were redacted in FY2016).

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Absoflippinglutely unbelievable, yet totally predictable from this government.

Transparency, MY ASTROLABE!!!!

Feb 11 08:33

George W. Bush Says Russia Meddled in 2016 US Election

(*From The Corruption Free Half Of The Bush/Clinton Duopoly)

Feb 11 08:04

42-minute video: Jacque Fresco (Venus Project) explains humanity’s history of technological abundance subverted by lying ‘leaders’ choosing ongoing rogue state empire

*hyperlinks/videos live at source*

Jacque Fresco (1916-2017) founded The Venus Project to document technological solutions available here and now for a world that works for everyone with no-one left out. I was a friend of near-contemporary Bucky Fuller (1895-1983) with similar public communications.

Jacque’s brilliant 2010 42-minute public talk:

For complete documentation of technical solutions, his 2016 97-minute documentary, The Choice is Ours:

My documentation that our current condition is psychopathic, lying, illegal, rogue state empire annually killing millions, harming billions, and looting trillions.


Feb 11 07:21

17-minute UFO/ET video: same ‘leader-liars’ of US empire annually killing millions, harming billions, looting trillions tell us ‘be afraid’ of aliens coming for empire killing millions, harming billions, costing trillions

*hyperlinks/videos live at source*

As a National Board Certified Teacher of History, Economics, Government, also credentialed in Mathematics and honored by two Los Angeles Mayors as among the best teachers in Central Los Angeles (~20,000 teachers in that area), who has also spent over 10,000 hours in research for analysis of our most important facts in the challenge of being humans on Earth, please consider three factual claims:

1. Megalithic architecture is literal rock-solid evidence of prehistoric Earth civilizations with technologies greater than so-called “modern” humans. This is just one area of objective evidence that Earth’s history is very different from what is published in our texts and told to us by corporate media. Here is a start with several helpful links.
2. The US is an illegal neocolonial/rogue state empire lying to annually kill millions, harm billions, and loot trillions.

Feb 10 12:47

Shock: News Corp CEO Wants The Alternative Media Censored So Mainstream Media Companies Can Control The Flow Of Information, Make More Money

In a shocking admission by a high-level mainstream media operative, the CEO of News Corp. has revealed that major media corporations are pushing the likes of Google and Facebook to censor the alternative media despite the fact that the vast majority of Americans have little to no trust in the establishment press.

The comments, made by the CEO of Rupert Murdoch’s publishing arm, Robert Thompson, were revealed in an AFP article about the so-called “dysfunctional” online environment which in reality actually refers to a free internet where independent reporters can reach the masses themselves.

Feb 10 12:11


To authorize dedicated domestic terrorism offices within the Department of Homeland Security, the Department of Justice, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation to analyze and monitor domestic terrorist activity and require the Federal Government to take steps to prevent domestic terrorism.

Feb 10 08:12

Stock market collapse? Great! Wall Street’s .01%’s rigged-casino parasitizing real American’s work and offering zero usable goods/services must end before monetary reform & public banking allow ~$1,000,000 per US household in near-instant benefits

*hyperlinks/videos live at source*

Secondary market: securities sold by and transferred to one speculator to another.

Speculator: purchase of an asset with hope that it will become more valuable. Many speculators pay little attention to the fundamental value of a security and instead focus purely on price movements (my note: 99% of Americans, yes?)

The most important context to consider the US stock market:
Americans are neo-slaves to lying sacks-of-spin asset holes psychopathically crushing life from all Earth’s inhabitants. The best description of these .01%’s “leadership” is rogue state empire, with those of us pointing to the uncontested and comprehensive history unaware of any attempts to refute this label of OBVIOUS crimes that annually kill millions, harm billions, and loot trillions.

The most important conclusion to draw from this context:

Feb 10 08:01

Report Finds Widespread Human Rights Violations in Nursing Homes

In its first-ever nursing home report, Human Rights Watch slams the "massive" nonconsensual drugging of residents, enabled by a government enforcement system that coddles violators. The report is a comprehensive overview of the reasons for, and outcomes of, the terrible overuse of psychotropic drugs as chemical restraints to sedate and subdue residents.

Feb 09 14:16

Turkey bombs US-backed militants in northern Syria

Turkey has bombed US-backed Kurdish fighters in Afrin with impunity, just after Washington cited an alleged attack on the militants to target pro-government forces in Syria.

The Turkish army said in a statement on Friday that the overnight strikes destroyed 19 targets, including ammunition depots, shelters and gun positions, state-run Anadolu news agency said.

The so-called Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said seven US-backed militants with the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) as well as two civilians were killed in the attacks.

Turkey began the attacks on January 20, but halted them after terrorists downed a Russian jet in the northwestern Syria province of Idlib, in order to allow Moscow to reinforce its air defense system.

The offensive is aimed at the YPG, which Turkey says bears ties with anti-Ankara militants.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This feels to me to be getting more dangerous by the moment.

The US has stated that it will NOT move its troops embedded with the Kurds at Manbij, which he Turks have stated they will invade next.

I really think that the US, by having a physical presence in Syria, is setting our military up at Manbij to become "sacrificial lambs" for a bloody display of a false flag to be blamed on Syria, so that the US has another "justification" for a full-on invasion of Syria.

Feb 09 14:03

Moody's Threatens US Downgrade Due To Soaring Debt, "Fiscal Deterioration"

Back in 2011, Standard & Poors' shocked the world, and the Obama administration, when it dared to downgrade the US from its vaunted AAA rating, something that had never happened before (and led to the resignation of S&P's CEO and a dramatic crackdown on the rating agency led by Tim Geithner).

Nearly seven years later, with the US on the verge of another government shutdown and debt ceiling breach (with the agreement reached only after the midnight hour, literally) this time it is Warren Buffett's own rating agency, Moody's, which on Friday morning warned Trump that he too should prepare for a downgrade form the one rater that kept quiet in 2011. The reason: Trump's - and the Republicans and Democrats - aggressive fiscal policies which will sink the US even deeper into debt insolvency, while widening the budget deficit, resulting in "meaningful fiscal deterioration."

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Feb 09 13:53

News Corp CEO rails at 'dysfunctional' online environment

News Corp's chief executive on Thursday took a swipe at Google and Facebook for fostering a "dysfunctional" and "debased" online environment which harms the news media and responsible journalism.

Robert Thompson, CEO of the publishing arm of Rupert Murdoch's media empire, stepped up his criticism of the online giants as the company released its quarterly earnings.

Thompson said the steps announced by Google and Facebook to stem misinformation and improve the quality of online news were "modest steps toward changing a digital environment that is dysfunctional at its core."

"The bot-infested badlands are hardly a safe space for advertisers, whose brands are being tainted by association with the extreme, the violent and the repulsive."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

MR. Thompson, a word please: a lot of the independent media completely distanced from Google and Facebook, do a very creditable job of reporting the truth, and this is why you are losing viewership, and we ( at sites like WRH) are gaining.

Our reporting is neither debased nor chaotic; it is as factual as humanly possible, and not supportive of either US government narratives, leading usually to wars, or US government agendas, the primary purpose of which to achieve US world hegemony and domination.

Feb 09 13:12

US, South Korea Openly Disagree on North Korea Diplomacy

Weeks of diplomatic efforts with North Korea have the South Korean government upbeat, and presenting the Winter Olympics as the next step toward even better bilateral ties, and new opportunities to come.

While the US had previously been loathe to publicly clash with South Korea about the matter, the fact that the diplomacy is ongoing is clearly irking the administration, and has them now openly taking an opposite position to the South.

Where South Korea sees opportunities to improve ties, Vice President Mike Pence is very clear that he sees an opportunity to worsen them. South Korea seeks sports diplomacy at the Winter Olympics, and Pence wants to use it as a pretext for more sanctions and acrimony.

This public split is casting a long shadow over the Olympic games, where South Korea will have to manage Pence’s visit while also trying to keep him from doing too much damage to their diplomatic efforts.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I am hopeful that the South Korean government does a successful job in "managing Pence's visit"; anyone with two braincells to rub together will see that it is obvious that officials from North and South Korea are having a reflective time, to see what can be done to mend relations, not further exacerbate them.

Feb 09 13:05

Japan ruling party body pushing for Article 9 revision draft within month

The Mainichi Shimbun reports that a body of Japan’s ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) will try to draft a proposed revision of Article 9 of Japan’s pacifist constitution as early as this month.

The effort is in line with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s desire to define legally the existence of the country’s Self-Defense Forces (SDF) as part of the document.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

If the Japanese Prime Minister is looking to get this passed before the end of this month (and folks, the end of February is only 19 days away), it does not augur well for peace between North Korea and her neighbors, particularly South Korea and Japan.

Timing, for getting this bill pushed through Japan's legislature before the end of the month is not accidental, and may well be telegraphing that the plans for an assault on North Korea in the early spring, perhaps March or April of this year, are close to getting greenlit.

I am hoping and praying that President Trump is listening to Sec Def Mattis on this one, and choses to avoid an outright military confrontation against North Korea; the aftermath could be more horrific than anyone can realise, and most likely, should the US govenment do a pre-emptive strike against North Korea, China will most likely side with North Korea militarily.

Feb 09 12:47


This week, Senators Hatch, Graham, Coons, and Whitehouse introduced a bill that diminishes the data privacy of people around the world.

The Clarifying Overseas Use of Data (CLOUD) Act expands American and foreign law enforcement’s ability to target and access people’s data across international borders in two ways. First, the bill creates an explicit provision for U.S. law enforcement (from a local police department to federal agents in Immigration and Customs Enforcement) to access “the contents of a wire or electronic communication and any record or other information” about a person regardless of where they live or where that information is located on the globe. In other words, U.S. police could compel a service provider—like Google, Facebook, or Snapchat—to hand over a user’s content and metadata, even if it is stored in a foreign country, without following that foreign country’s privacy laws.[1]

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Senators, Hatch, Graham, and Coons, I would like to politely suggest that you collectively re-read the opening statements to the the Bill or Rights, particularly the 4th Amendment:

"The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things ..."

This law absolutely does not conform to the protections afforded American citizens under the Constitution and Bill of Rights, which constitute the real, and only, "Contract with America" and the hearings on this legislation should be abandoned.

But sadly, in this portion of the 21st century, this is precisely the kind of thinking one must expect from those in the Bowels of Power in DC; this is
the kind of legislation which can only come from a government deeply fearful of its own people.

Because of all the ugly Federal Government revelations moving now at breakneck speed, Americans are going to start get angry at what has been done by a broken and corrupt system.

I would like to hope that they will use that anger in the most peaceful, calm, calculated way possible, which gets the b*astards who have put the US in its current state, voted out of office, never to return to a position of public trust or power, which they no longer deserve.

Feb 09 12:33


Teachers' groups, parents, and students were barred from entering the Department of Education on Thursday, the anniversary of Betsy DeVos's confirmation as Education Secretary, to present her with a "Failing" report card alongside tens of thousands of comments from teachers who disapprove of her performance leading the nation's public education system.

"This is a remarkable moment...this is the first time that I have ever been to this building where we were not let in."—Randi Weingarten, AFT President

In categories including protection of civil rights and equality in schools and ensuring funding for low-income students and children of color DeVos received "F" grades across the board.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I found this blocking teachers from the building in which DeVos works more than a little heavy handed.

But let's back up, and think this one through, shall we?!?

What have popped up , dotting the US landscape in the last 20 years, are private schools, used by caring parents to "fill in the gaps" in their kid's education, or get their kids learning better, when the public schools have failed their children miserably.

And so what if these schools are franchised, when their approach seems to be doing the job of educating kids, and well?!? I have no problem with this.

Kumon Schools and Mathanasium come to mind, but there are many others.

Why not create one private school in a city like Baltimore, or Detroit, where public education has gone horribly awry:

In public Detroit schools, 93% are not proficient at math; 96% not proficient in Reading

In Baltimore School, Grade Rigging Scandal Escalates, School's CEO issues a memo to Respond

IF programs like those offered by private schools can actually work in cities like this, THEY CAN WORK ANYWHERE IN THIS COUNTRY.

And remember; these very unionized teachers are utterly terrified of losing their jobs if the privatization go forward.

And do you have any idea of how hard it is get a non-performing union-member teacher to be fired from a public school?!?

The short answer is, painfully hard.

Feb 09 12:10


Glyphosate poisoning of the L.A. river has become so bad and such a contentious issue that a congressman from the area has urged the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to stop using the weedkiller.

Over the last few years, the use of glyphosate to control weeds and other vegetation around the L.A. river has become controversial, with many concerned over the links to cancer, birth defects and reproductive issues.

The EPA claims that glyphosate is not carcinogenic but pretty much everyone else disagrees and it is likely that the EPA would approve agent orange for use as a fertilizer if Monsanto ramped up its lobbying efforts just a little more.

Representative Adam Schiff of Burbank wrote a letter to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers urging the agency to stop using glyphosate and look toward using safer alternatives.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

You have to wonder with what Monsanto bribed or threatened the decision-makers at the FDA with, to claim that "glyphosate is not carcinogenic."

I would like to invite everyone who believes that everything the FDA tells us is absolutely true, to look at the following article:

Scientist Attacked for Proving GMO Dangers Wins Defamation Suit in French Court

The article goes on to state:

"Remember Professor Giles-Eric Seralini and his research team at the University of Caan in France? They provided pictures of rats fed Monsanto GMO corn saturated with Roundup weed killer. That’s why the corn is genetically modified, to survive the most dangerous herbicide on the planet.

Their study discovered that rats fed GMOs developed tumors and died prematurely. But that wasn’t the purpose of their study. It was set up to examine the long term toxicity potential of eating Monsanto’s GMO corn along with the inherent exposure to Roundup."

Seralini and his team are among my pantheon of heroes from the Scientific Community, for having had the "male attributes" to continue with this study, and take it to its logical conclusion.

Of course, Monsanto attempted a "hit job" on Seralini's reseach and credibility
( read: character assassination by pressuring a respected medical journal to redact Seralini's research), he and his team came out vindicated.

And House Representative Schiff, even though I deplore your Trump-bashing in Congress, and the utter nonsense you have spewed with which to attempt to verbally assassinate this President, you are welcome to use this information in your dialogue with the Army Corps of Engineers.

I remember Burbank very fondly, and in THIS instance, believe you are doing the absolute right thing.

Feb 09 11:39


Iraq is looking to attract US$100 billion worth of foreign investment that would help it rebuild its oil refining and petrochemicals sectors and reconstruct crucial infrastructure after it repelled Islamic State out of its territory following a three-year war against the militants.

In December last year, Iraq declared the war with ISIS over and is now seeking foreign investments in major projects that would help it to revive its economy, which has also been hurt by low oil prices.

Ahead of a conference on Iraq’s reconstruction that will be held in Kuwait next week, Iraq’s National Investment Commission published a list of major strategic projects available for investment, with 157 different opportunities up for grabs.

A total of 18 investment opportunities are up on offer in the chemicals, petrochemicals, fertilizers, and refinery sectors.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I just have to wonder how the US government will react when Russia, China,, and Iran reach out to Iraq to offer deals for these investment projects; and right now, the US government is impotent to prevent these from going through! :-)

Can we say, potential ultimate economic irony for the US, folks?!?!?

I knew you could!!

Feb 09 11:22

Chinese police are using facial-recognition glasses to scan travelers

Chinese railway police are using facial-recognition sunglasses to catch suspects at train stations in Zhengzhou, the capital of central Henan province.

The eyewear, which looks similar to the original Google Glass, was unveiled earlier this year and has already helped identify seven alleged criminals, according to the Communist Party's official newspaper People's Daily.

The glasses are linked to a database that can match travelers with criminal suspects. It is unclear how long it takes for a match to be made in the real world, butWu Fei, the CEO of LLVision Technology which developed the glasses, told The Wall Street Journal that, during testing, the system could identify faces from a database of 10,000 in 100 milliseconds.

So far the glasses have identified people suspected of misdeeds ranging from traffic infringements to crimes like human trafficking.

A further 26 people using fake identity documents were also prevented from traveling.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Don't worry; this technology is either coming to US cities, or perhaps is closer to being there than we think.

OH, and BTW: The Chinese may have taken a page from American law on the preventing people with high debts leaving the country.

As reported in July 20 at reason.com: there is now, enshrined in US law, a prohibition of people with back taxes being forbidden from leaving the country:

House Passes a Law enabling the Federal Government to revoke Passports for several reasons.

In the last statement in this article, we find the following, nearly mind-boggling information:

"UPDATE: Freedom fighter Norm Singleton alerts me to the gobsmacking fact that the latest iteration of the godawful transportation bill includes a provision to cover the perpetual Highway Trust Fund shortfall by allowing the IRS to revoke your passport if you owe more than $50,000 in unpaid taxes. Better travel while you still can, Al Sharpton!"

Feb 09 10:06

God complex of the world's 29th richest man who can't stop meddling with other countries' affairs...GUY ADAMS on the American financier who 'broke the Bank of England'

George Soros, in a rare moment of candour, once confessed to being driven by what armchair psychiatrists would call a Messiah complex.

'I have always harboured an exaggerated view of my self-importance.'

He wrote: 'To put it bluntly, I fancied myself as some kind of god...as I made my way in the world, reality came close enough to my fantasy to allow me to admit my secret. Needless to say, I feel much happier as a result.'

The remark, in a 1987 memoir called The Alchemy Of Finance, may at least partly explain why the self-made billionaire has chosen to spend the final years of his life meddling in day-to-day politics in almost every corner of the globe.

Feb 08 12:27

Russiagate Should be Called Hillarygate

As president, Trump has much to answer for. Alleging his team may have colluded with Russia to defeat Hillary is a bald-faced lie. Not a shred of evidence suggests it, nothing that would hold up in a fair and impartial tribunal.

No Russiagate investigation was warranted. No special counsel should have been appointed. The whole ugly business should be terminated with bipartisan consent.

Not a chance with undemocratic Dems wanting the witch hunt continued, disgraceful Adam Schiff one of their lead instigators. Maybe a Schiffgate investigation is warranted.

What’s ongoing is more evidence of the hugely corrupted Washington swamp. Deep state long knives killed Jack Kennedy for transforming himself into a peacemaker, threatening dirty business as usual.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

It is crystal clear to me that Lendman has analyzed this carefully, and has come to the same conclusion as Mike and I; that the corrupt American Deep State and DNC want Trump eliminated as president, and "with extreme prejudice", if necessary.

As we know, this has happened at least twice in the political history of this country; once with John Kennedy, and the other with Robert Kennedy, as he was running for President.

So Mr. President, please continue to wear your kevlar, and may your Protective Team be aware of possible security problems, and avert them before they can become serious.

Feb 08 12:05

US and Israel Escalate War on Syria

Both countries pursue regime change, wanting pro-Western puppet governance replacing Assad.

Endless war rages despite all-out Russian efforts for diplomatic conflict resolution.

It’s nowhere in sight, war likely to continue as long as Assad remains Syrian president – even if he’s reelected in an internationally monitored open, free and fair election like in June 2014, Washington, Israel and their rogue allies not likely to accept results as valid.

For the second time since last November, the third time since 2013, Israel reportedly terror-bombed Syria’s Jamraya Research and Information Center north of Damascus – its warplanes operating from Lebanese airspace.

An unnamed Trump administration official said all options are on the table.

“Using military force is something that is still considered.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I would politely like to remind President Trump and Israeli Prime Minister that Russia was invited to take care of Syria's jihadists; neither the US nor Israwl were invited.

And gentlemen, should Russia's Putin decide not to let this military malarkey by the US and Israel continue in Syria, do you think for a minute hw will not suddenly, and very forcefully, cause it to stop?

Feb 08 11:36

Big Pharma Prescribed Drugs’ or Vaccine-Induced Dementia Is Not Alzheimer’s

Is the So-called Alzheimer’s Epidemic (of “Unknown Cause”) Actually an Iatrogenic, Drug-and Vaccine-Induced Epidemic That the Medical Profession and Big Pharma are Desperately Trying to Cover Up?

The likely answer to that question is yes, and you could say the same thing about the twin epidemics of autistic spectrum disorders and chronic autoimmune disorders among fully vaccinated children in the First World.

Synchronous with the fast-paced over-vaccination agendas over the past several decades that the Big Pharma-, Big Medicine- and Big Business-dominated “first world”, careful, un-blinded, non-conflicted observers are witnessing and documenting the following inconvenient realities:

1) There are huge increases in childhood and adult vaccinations that have intramuscularly-injected neurotoxic, blood-brain barrier-destroying ingredients such as aluminum, mercury, formaldehyde, glutamate and live viruses;

Feb 08 11:11

Pentagon Readies the ‘Father of All Bombs’ for Use Against North Korea

It is no secret that the Defense Department is preparing for possible preventive attacks on North Korean nuclear and missile facilities, supposedly intended to prevent the Kim Jong-un regime in Pyongyang from developing an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) capable of delivering nuclear warheads to the continental United States. National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster has openly called for strikes of this sort, sometimes described as the “bloody nose” option. But any such scenario faces two major hurdles: First, a US strike could provoke massive retaliation by the North against South Korea and Japan, producing vast numbers of civilian casualties; and second, it could fail to destroy all of the North’s nuclear and missile facilities, most of which are thought to be hidden in deep underground shelters.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

President Trump, please listen to Sec Def Mattis on this issue.

I would like to politely remind you that this country has managed to get along with nuclear armed countries it doesn't particularly like, as is the case with Pakistan.

These missiles Kim Jung Un is developing are simply for reasons of deterrence, in order to prevent a military strike by the US.

Kim Jung Un is many things, but stupid is just not one of them.

He would never, in a million years, do a first strike against any US asset, because he understands, full well, that should he do that, the US would turn North Korea into a sea of molten glass with its counterstrike.

Also, a pre-emptive strike against North Korea would most probably drag China and Russia into the fray, no North Korea's side.

Is the US military really ready for such a battle?!? Sir, you had really better think this one through, and consult with people who won't lie to you just to make you happy, before you give the order to do this.

Feb 08 11:02

Trump to Speed Up U.S. Arms Sales by Reducing Oversight, Sources Say

The White House is pushing to implement as early as March a plan that would make it easier to sell some weapons to foreign partners through a process some say eliminates key regulatory and congressional oversight, government officials and staffers tell U.S. News.

The proposal, first reported by Reuters in September, would affect the sale of small weapons and ammunition, delighting proponents who say the current process is too cumbersome while raising concerns among some experts about the risk of deadly arms falling into the wrong hands.

The new rules would transfer the oversight for the U.S. to sell some weapons like rifles and shotguns, as well as the ammunition for them, from the State Department to the Commerce Department, which some experts and officials say is far less prepared than its internationally oriented counterpart to vet potential foreign buyers.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Mr. President, please: do not go forward with this.

And President Trump, can this country please focus on selling something else besides its weaponry, like whole, non-GMO food, and excellently manufactured products which people around the world are actually going to want to buy?!?

Just asking, sir......

Feb 08 10:56

Munich Report: EU, NATO Face Growing Risk of Inadvertent Russia War

The annual Munich Security Report, this year entitled “To the Brink – and Back?” warns that the European Union and NATO are facing a massively increased risk of an inadvertent war with Russia.

The report, due to be published later this week, cites mounting security concerns in Eastern Europe, fueled by weakening of nuclear treaties, mounting tensions, and mutual military buildups along the frontier.

Each of these increases the possibility of a miscalculation or other misunderstanding that would lead to a military conflict, which could quickly escalate out of control into a massive nuclear war.

This report echoes what many other reports have already warned about, that NATO-Russia relations are at their worst since the height of the Cold War, and that there aren’t enough safeguards to prevent a disastrous conflict.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

What this looks like to me is more propaganda in an attempt to "sell" a NATO war against Russia, using some kind of a false flag to kick it off.

And if NATO is truly looking for some kind of repair in the relationship, and a ratcheting down of tensions, why are they not having some kind of delegation immediately negotiating with their counterparts in the Kremlin to prevent an horrific "accidental war" from happening?!?

Of course, THAT... would be logical.

The fact that no one in NATO's high command seems to want to negotiate with the Russians, to fix these problems, does not augur well for peace.

Feb 08 10:46

EU Threatens Force Against Countries Refusing Migrants

European globalists are preparing to "force" Central European nations to accept mandated migrant quotas and open borders, according to Hungarian prime minister Viktor Orban.

Following a meeting with fellow Fidesz party officials, PM Orban posted a short video on Facebook summarizing the threat leveled by Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel at Hungary and allied governments, vowing to stand firm in defense of European civilization and Christian identity.

"The presidency of Fidesz has discussed yesterday the announcement of the Belgian prime minister, that they will - if necessary with force - obligate Central European countries, including Hungary, to accept migrants," Orban said. "According to their plan, this will happen in June at the summit of the prime ministers in Brussels."

"Our presidency has taken a stand: we cannot give in to extortion. We will fight those who want to change the Christian identity of Hungary and Europe."

Webmaster's Commentary: 


Are you flipping kidding me?!?

Feb 08 10:43

Eric Holder Won't Rule Out 2020 Presidential Run, Says Comey "Made Mistake" Criticizing Clinton

Whether they want it or not, American audiences might soon have a front-row seat to "Fast and Furious: Presidential Drift."

When asked by reporters during a breakfast Wednesday organized by the Christian Science Monitor, former Obama-era Attorney General Eric Holder refused to rule out a 2020 presidential run, saying only "we'll see."

Webmaster's Commentary: 


Holder is as crooked as they come, and we absolutely do not need another Clintonista in office, thank you very much.

BUT, DNC, you have a treasure in your own ranks, and yet you continue to choose to ignore her, or slam her, because she's not war-centric: that person is none other than Hawaii's own Tulsi Gabbard, now a Representative in the House.

Female, a Military Vet, so far squeaky-clean, geopolitically, and an Ethnic Minority (of Samoan and European Descent), with a Catholic dad and a practicing Hindu Mom?!?


And I will make a prediction here; by the 2020 election, Americans will be so completely fed up with the wars and destruction around this planet, primarily created courtesy of the US government, that are going to want something completely different in a President this time around; Tulsi Gabbard may well be just the ticket here.

Feb 08 10:29


(ANTIWAR.COM) Speaking to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Assistant Secretary of Defense Randall Schriver on Tuesday revealed that the Pentagon expects the cost of the Afghan War in 2018 to come to $45 billion.
This obviously is subject to change, in the face of more probable escalations. The cost includes $13 billion in direct cost for US troops already committed, $5 billion to prop up Afghanistan’s own struggling military, and other funding for logistics, aid projects, and other assorted expenses.

That’s a lot of money to throw at the war in its 16th year, and there is a lot of questioning of the merits among senators of both parties, concerned that yet another doubling down on a war long since lost may not be the most prudent of courses.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This horrific waste of money, 16 years on, with a war which cannot be won, is just thoroughly immoral, when there are so many real needs back here at home which are desperately in need of attention.

There can be no military metric by which the US government and NATO can say that they are "winning" this war; and with all the cost of blood and money spent, it has been a real catastrophe for both the Afghani people, and for an American government with the hubris and idiocy to start it in the first place.

It was, morally, and militarily, unjustafiable, and will remain an horrendous stain on the character of US governmental leadership in Washington.

And President Trump, and NATO high command, I will tell you precisely how to end this war; evacuate all troops as safely as is possible, and negotiate with whatever government which is left standing in Kabul for the oil pipeline rights; that is what this was all about in the first place, as Bush's operatives in DC thought the Taliban's price was "too high", so decided to "win" the rights to those pipelines through a quick war.

This continued occupation of Afghanistan does not make Americans more safe; on the contrary, these mass extrajudicial assassinations, a favorite tactic of both President Obama and President Trump, both here and other places when the US military has been deployed, has "inspired" younger wanta-be jihadis to do damage to Amercian soldiers, and American assets around the world.

Feb 08 10:10


Judge rules that all documents from Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department's investigation of 1 October must be released within 30 days.

The documents include all video evidence and body camera footage.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

There is a "there" here, but it is unclear what the real purpose or agenda was for the attack.

Add to that the reality that some people who were either witnesses, or saw something they should not have seen, from the perspective of the perpetrators, have been found very mysteriously dead after the incident.

Perhaps the submission of this evidence will make things more clear.

Feb 08 10:06

Speculation Swirls Around Clinton Confidant Sidney Blumenthal as Source for Second Trump Dossier

Clinton confidant Sidney Blumenthal’s name is cropping up again, but this time, as a potential key figure involved with the Trump dossier and the FBI’s investigation of the Trump campaign.
Republican congressional investigators appear to be zeroing in on Blumenthal, and the role he may have played in feeding information that Trump dossier author Christopher Steele later presented to the FBI in its investigation of the Trump campaign.

The prospect of Blumenthal — a long-time Clinton operative — feeding information for an FBI investigation on the Trump campaign has caused alarm among Republican lawmakers in charge of oversight of the FBI and the Justice Department.

The Washington Post on Tuesday reported that Steele gave the FBI a report in October 2016 that he received from a State Department employee about Trump and Russia.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

It appears that the whole, glamourous, treacherous, deadly, financial and ego-fed chimera known as The Clinton Effect, is being slowly torn apart, lie by lie.

And the "Big Reveal" of who these people really are, and evils they have done to protect themselves, and that world, at all costs, will be extraordinarily ugly.

Feb 08 09:55

'Germany will lead Europe AGAIN!' Schulz hails coalition and vows 'FUNDAMENTAL EU change'

MARTIN Schulz has promised Germany will lead "fundamental EU change" after forcing his way into Angela Merkel's cabinet as part of the controversial coalition agreement.

Feb 08 07:39

Anyone not demanding .01% arrests is under mind-control: normalizing OBVIOUS rogue state empire crimes annually killing millions, harming billions, looting trillions. Nunes memo reveals multiple felonies, AND is .01% ‘business as usual’

*hyperlinks/videos live at source*

“Even when pressed by the demands of inner truth, men do not easily assume the task of opposing their government’s policy, especially in time of war. Nor does the human spirit move without great difficulty against all the apathy of conformist thought within one’s own bosom and in the surrounding world. Moreover, when the issues at hand seem as perplexing as they often do in the case of this dreadful conflict, we are always on the verge of being mesmerized by uncertainty. But we must move on.” ~ Martin King, Beyond Vietnam, April 4, 1967

Martin King’s two-minutes to you (full 1967 speech to end their version of our forever wars on so-called communism terrorism):

If you’re not up-to-speed on the Nunes memo, I document here.

If you’d like an hour in-depth analysis, I recommend Dr. Jerome Corsi’s discussion with Lionel:

Feb 07 11:33

Mattis: Sea-Based Nukes Needed as ‘Leverage’ Over Russians

Speaking at the House Armed Services Committee on Tuesday, Secretary of Defense James Mattis was in a foul mood, again lashing the committee and Congress in general for not offering a more stable assurance of the Pentagon’s record budgets.

The comments were mostly focused on the Nuclear Posture Report, and in particular the establishment of a whole series of different types of nuclear arms that might be more useful to the administration, and certainly much more expensive.

Mattis in particular was keen on the establishment of new sea-launched nuclear cruise missiles in his comments, insisting those in particular would give the US great leverage over the Russians, and that the US could force the Russians to make all sorts of concessions in return for not developing such weapons.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Sec-Def Mattis, a quiet, polite word here.

I would imagine that someone, at least a minor official, in your office knows who and what I am; a Christian pacifist activist, who is constantly advocating her government to use any and all moral, hard-won negotiations as a a method of resolving this country's geopolitical differences, rather than resorting to war.

I never advocate violence of any kind, and definitely not here home, because I understand this this government has both the means and the will to destroy any such violence with extreme prejudice.

With that being said, sir, you need to cast a wider net of understanding of what is going on here. This country is broken; its government is broke and corrupt belief. The wars with which the US military are already entangled appear to be without end, and perhaps, you and those involved with our military want to keep it that way. After all, war is said to be "good for business."

We have kids in this country who are living in extreme poverty, and who barely have enough to eat; We have have Vets sleeping rough in the streets, and those who need the best of medical care, are, many times, denied the care they are due.

We have schools that propagandize rather than teach, and many students, when they finish high school (IF they finish) are unable to read, write, or reason. This is a form of criminal neglect of the future of this country, sir.

The GMO additives to our food, coupled with medications which are touted as "safe' by the big pharmaceutical companies, but are not really safe, and have intense nasty side-effects, are making people ill, to the point of dying. We have some of the most intensely costly medical service in the world, but rank miserably, in terms of international outcomes from that medical service.

These sea-launched nukes will only "keep the party going" for the elites, in terms of threatening Russia or China, but only for a very limited period of time; but there will come a point where, if the issues I have mentioned, are not resolved, intelligently, and morally, when this country will be in grave danger of literally falling apart, and balkanizing.

This is not what I want for this country; but it will the result of the logical progression of decay I am seeing here.

Feb 07 11:23

Twitter Refuses To Verify Bill Clinton Rape Victim Juanita Broaddrick

Despite having almost 100,000 Twitter folliwers, Juanita Broaddrick can't get Twitter to verify her identity after 6 months of trying.

Feb 07 11:07

Grassley-Graham Memo: Dossier Author Christopher Steele Lied to FBI, FBI Didn’t Tell FISA Court

Trump dossier author Christopher Steele lied to the FBI about his contact with Yahoo News, and the FBI misled a court to obtain a surveillance warrant on a former Trump campaign adviser, according to a less-redacted version of a memo by Sens. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) and Lindsey Graham (R-SC).
Their memo, which was released Tuesday evening after the FBI withdrew some of its previous redactions, also reveals a number of other bombshells, and backs up assertions made in the House Intelligence Committee memo.

A newly-unredacted portion of the memo says that Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Grassley, ranking member Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), and Crime and Terrorism Subcommittee Chairman Graham all saw the FISA warrant application and renewals for a surveillance warrant on Carter Page.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Why am I not surprised here?!?

This government's inner workings have become corrupted past the point of any "banana republic" you can name.

I am thouroughly disgusted with the US government, in its current state. And if there was a civilized foreign country which DIDN't believe in supporting other country's war crimes (as the US is doing with the Saudis in Yemen), that would take Mike and me, we most probably would be gone in a heartbeat.

Unfortunately, we are both too old, and too poor, to make that happen.

Feb 07 11:01

US Has ‘No Plans’ to Meet With North Korean Officials at Olympics

"[There are] no plans to meet with North Korean officials during or after the Olympics," Nauert said. "There is no shift in US policy regarding this."

Earlier, however, US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson did not rule out a possible meeting between Vice President Mike Pence and North Korean representatives during his upcoming trip to South Korea.

In this Aug. 10, 2017, file photo, a man watches a television screen showing U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un during a news program at the Seoul Train Station in Seoul, South Korea.
Lack of US Ambassador to South Korea Could Signal Fear of Imminent Attack - Expert
"With respect to Vice President’s trip to the Olympics and whether or not there would be an opportunity for him to have a meeting with North Korea, I think we’ll just see, we’ll see what happens," Tillerson said in a joint press conference with Peruvian Foreign Minister Cayetana Aljovin in Lima, Peru on Monday.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Then why the hell is Pence going here?!? What is he doing, except potentially attempting to "shake down" other countries which might still be trading with North Korea?!?

That there is no intention of speaking with North Korean officials by the US officials traveling here, means that this is another wasted opportuntiy; and the US cannot afford many more wasted opportunities here with which it could potentially avert the military confrontation it has been threatening to use, most likely drawing Russia and China into the fray as well.

This country's leadership has managed, to work with nuclear armed countries it sometimes loves, like Israel, and sometimes, grudgingly, has a "frenemy" relationship with those countries it doesn't particularly like; Pakistan comes to mind here.

But a military option, which will potentially leave thousands upon thousands of both North and South Koreans dead, or maimed for life, is absolutely not the road of moral high ground here, simply because it is something the US government can do.

Someone needs to politely remind the President of this reality, and soon; because I don't believe that his unholy Triumverate of "President Whisperers", consisting of Mattis, Kelly, and McMaster is making this side of the military equation clear to him at all.

Feb 07 10:49

IG poised to reignite war over FBI’s Clinton case

Few people have heard of Michael Horowitz, but that’s about to change.

Horowitz, the Department of Justice (DOJ) inspector general, is an increasingly critical player in the controversy surrounding the FBI, President Trump and the Russia investigation.

With little fanfare, he has been conducting a sprawling probe of the FBI’s handling of the 2016 investigation into Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server. His full report, which could set off shockwaves, is expected by the early spring.

A political appointee in both the Bush and Obama administrations, Horowitz’s yearlong investigation already reportedly contributed to the early resignation of Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe. And his work has been felt in other ways.

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IF this happens... it couldn't happen to a more deserving woman than Hillary Clinton.

Feb 07 10:45

Beijing's 'island fortresses': China's aggressive militarization of diusputed South China Sea is revealed in new photos showing the communist nation's 'unrestrained' show of power

Beijing's militarisation of the South China Sea has been revealed in new aerial photos obtained by a newspaper in the Philippines.

In what the news organisation described as an 'unrestrained' show of power China has apparently transformed seven reefs in the Spratly islands into military island fortresses featuring runways and observation towers.

The dramatic military build-up is shown in pictures taken from a height of 1,500m (4,920 feet) in the last six months of 2017, according to the Philippine Daily Inquirer.

One of the fortresses is situated on Panganiban, a reef which a United Nations-backed court has previously ruled belongs to the Philippines, it is reported.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The Chinese government would not be so keen to arm these islands to the teeth, if they didn't believe that a potential US attack against it, at some point, is a dead moral certainty.

And Paul Craig Roberts, in whose credibility I have more than a little faith, has already warned those who can handle the truth of the following:

Washington planning a preemptive strike against Russia and China

The article then goes on to state:

"Not everyone likes to hear about the threat of nuclear war. Some find refuge in denial and say that nuclear war is impossible because it makes no sense. Unfortunately, humankind has a long record of doing things that make no sense.

In previous posts in recent years I have pointed out both written documents and changes in US war doctrine that indicate that Washington is preparing a preemptive nuclear attack on Russia and China. More recently, I have shown that Washington’s demonization of Russia and President Putin, the incessant lies about Russian deeds and intentions, and the refusal of Washington to cooperate with Russia on any issue have convinced the Russian government that Washington is preparing the Western populations for an attack on Russia. It is obvious that China has come to the same conclusion."

Many Chinese speak very excellent English. If I have read this, it is obvious that many Chinese officials, both government and military have read this as well.

What we are seeing here is an "early response" if you will, to any potential harm or threat they see coming from this country.

Feb 07 10:23


The Royal Bank of Scotland, the UK mega-lender that has already cost British taxpayers over £90 billion in bailouts, losses, fines and legal fees, could be about to face its biggest scandal yet following allegations staff were routinely “trained” to forge customer signatures.

First, managers were taught how to fake the names on key customer documents, according to whistle-blowers at the bank, cited by the Scottish Mail on Sunday. Staff were then allegedly shown how to download authentic signatures from the bank’s online system, trace them on to new documents by holding them against a window and to photocopy the paperwork a number of times, to “obscure the image somewhat” and thus avoid detection — a blatantly criminal practice that allegedly became commonplace throughout the bank to speed up processing.

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Forgive me, but now that these revelations have come into broad daylight, why is this bank allowed to continue to operate, and why are the executives who signed off on these practices not in jail?!?

The only logical answer is, the rich rarely eat their own.

I cannot imagine, for the life of me, why people keep banking with this establishment, and do not take their money and financial transactions elsewhere.