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Feb 19 07:31

Europe’s Nuclear Weapons and the Arms Reduction Treaty

© Photo: Flickr / EU2018BG
It is intriguing but almost inevitable that examination of so many European policies must begin with reference to the United States. The reason is that the US is majestically (and the word is used advisedly) important to Europe, and no matter what opinions may be held of Washington’s policies under the erratic Trump, these will always have influence in Europe’s capitals.

One major Europe-US consideration is the Trump administration’s decisions on nuclear strategy which have an enormous impact that will be likely to shape international relations indefinitely.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

As an American, I do not feel at all safter, in light of the Trump Administration's seeming to want to ignore this treaty completely, and Macron is absolutely correct to bring it up in this address.

Feb 19 07:24

737 MAX DELAY FEARS AS DEBRIS FOUND IN FUEL TANKS

Boeing moved quickly on Wednesday to reassure airlines that the discovery of potentially dangerous debris in 737 MAX fuel tanks would not delay vital maintenance work designed to return the stricken model to service.

The statement comes after an internal memo leaked to Reuters revealed how ‘foreign object debris’ – thought to include rags, tools and metal shavings – was found in “several” grounded 737 MAX aircraft in Seattle.

In the email, Boeing vice president Mark Jenks called the development “absolutely unacceptable” and added “one escape is too many”.

Australia is one of 40 countries to have banned the aircraft, alongside territories including China, Thailand, Malaysia, India, Oman, the European Union, Singapore and Canada.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

And yet...no one at Boeing goes to jail for understanding what was happening, and yet signing off on this massive set of problems with the craft anyway?!?

Forgive me, but where .... is the outrage on this?!?"

How in the name of all that's holy, can a "price" be put on this, as compensation for families who lost their family members on these planes, when corporate knew what the problems were, decided the problems presented an "acceptable risk", and allowed these planes to fly anyway?!?

Feb 19 07:01

China Expels 3 WSJ Reporters Over "Racist" Opinion Piece

Update (0720ET): CNBC's Eunice Yoon, who has also been a reliable source of information out of Beijing since the outbreak began, has published a statement from Beijing about the expulsions: "Chinese people do not welcome media that publish racially discriminatory and malicious slander on China. In light of this, China has decided to revoke the press cards of the three Wall Street Journal correspondents in Beijing starting today."

Eunice Yoon
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@onlyyoontv
#China revoked the press credentials of three @WSJ journalists based in Beijing. Foreign Ministry said move was punishment for a recent @WSJ opinion piece. @joshchin, @Chao_Deng, @PhilipWen11 ordered to leave in 5 days, said @JChengWSJ

Webmaster's Commentary: 

During this horrific time for the entire planet, given the lethality, and spread of this virus, it would have been exceptionally responsible, and the morally right thing to do, for the WSJ to call upon both Chinese, and world scientists to collaborate, as the brothers and sisters they are, united by their science, to find a way of stopping this virus, and developing a vaccine against it.

China's President Xi is now in a very tough position right now, and perhaps this is precisely where the US wants him to be, as he is being made to look weak to his own people, for he and his management team not having handled this outbreak better.

But I need to ask what is tantamount to an almost sympathetic question here, and that is; did the team originally responsible for this virus, immediately and truthfully communicate the true potential for the scope of its spread, and potential lethality, when it somehow got beyond the control of the lab working with it, or were they too afraid of the potential draconian Communist Party repercussions, once its management understood precisely what had happened here?!?''

After all, when China executes someone in the 21st century, they still charge the family of the executed the cost of the bullet.

My intuition tells me, "No."

Feb 19 06:00

How Americas Most Powerful News Media Worked Hand in Glove with the Central Intelligence Agency and Why the Church Committee Covered It Up

In 1953, Joseph Alsop, then one of America’s leading syndicated columnists, went to the Philippines to cover an election. He did not go because he was asked to do so by his syndicate. He did not go because he was asked to do so by the newspapers that printed his column. He went at the request of the CIA.

Feb 18 13:35

The United States Is in Syria Illegally as a Proxy for Israel and Saudi Arabia

The first week in February was memorable for the failed impeachment of President Donald Trump, the “re-elect me” State of the Union address and the marketing of a new line of underwear by Kim Kardashian. Given all of the excitement, it was easy to miss a special State Department press briefing by Ambassador James Jeffrey held on February 5th regarding the current situation in Syria.

Feb 18 12:05

White House effectively admits Iran did not pose an 'imminent threat'

By Steve Benen

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif sat down with NBC News' Richard Engel last week and reflected on the violence between the United States and Iran last month. Zarif argued in the interview that the Trump administration brought the region very close to the brink." He added, "We were very close to a war."

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(A) a Chief of State or the political equivalent, head of government, or Foreign Minister whenever such person is in a country other than his own and any member of his family accompanying him; or

Feb 18 11:51

DOJ Investigating Former CIA Director’s Role in Russiagate

The Justice Department is investigating the role of Obama-era CIA director John Brennan in the assessment that the Russian government interfered in the 2016 election. Attorney General William Barr appointed US Attorney John Durham to the case.

The New York Times reported on Thursday that Durham appears to be pursuing the theory that Brennan had a preconceived notion about Russian interference, manipulated evidence to get a particular result, and prevented other intelligence agencies from seeing all the evidence. There is evidence that shows Brennan played an integral role in the early days of Russiagate.

Feb 18 11:25

BREAKING NEWS: Roger Stone WILL be sentenced on Thursday after judge rejects his demand to call off hearing - but she will also consider his plea for a new trial after jury foreperson's anti-Trump tweets were revealed

This corrupt judge is up to her neck in jury tampering and obstruction of justice. She should be disbarred,impeached,indicted,convicted and imprisoned.Jurors can not discuss the case they are on with anyone,including other jurors before deliberations. They can only discuss the case with fellow jurors after closing arguments,during deliberations. This is a no-brainer and Stone will have his conviction over turned.

The federal judge overseeing Roger Stone's case has decided to go ahead with sentencing for Donald Trump's longtime political advisor – despite a personal intervention by the president who complained online the case was 'tainted.'

Feb 18 10:37

Mike Bloomberg: Trojan Horse For Clintonista Revival

It’s been obvious to me since he declared that Mike Bloomberg is not a serious candidate for the Democratic nomination. He is everything the Democratic base doesn’t want — white, billionaire, oligarch, Wall St. 0.000001%’er.

Oh, and until just a couple of years ago, he was a Republican. Billionaires like Bloomberg change parties to where ever they see their money will go the farthest.

Right now, that is the quickly fracturing Democrats, who are staring at a revolt to Bernie Sanders that doesn’t sit with Wall St. at all.

Feb 18 10:29

The Spin War Coronavirus: Media and Politicians Take Anti-China Fear Mongering to New Levels

By Alan Macleod

Starting in Wuhan in December, the coronavirus outbreak has spread across China, infecting around 64,000 people and worrying the rest of the world. Fueling the panic, media have been printing alarmist scare stories and politicians peddling false information.

Feb 18 10:04

Syrian tribal leader claims Russian military protected during confrontation with US forces in northeast Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (6:00 P.M.) – Sheikh Faisal al-Yousef, the tribal leader of the Arab “Ghanamah” clan in the Al-Qamishli countryside confirmed to Sputnik Arabic that his tribe participated in the confrontations with the U.S. forces in northeastern Syria last week.

Feb 18 09:57

Father Arrested for Drugs, Dying In Prison As State Denies Him Cancer Treatment

Talladega County, AL — Justin Faircloth is a loving father and husband who, like many people, has made some mistakes throughout his life. His most recent mistake involves being caught with a substance deemed illegal by the state which has landed him in prison. This mistake may very well be his last as he will likely succumb to his stage 4 colon cancer — because the state is refusing to treat him.

Over the past four months, Faircloth’s dire condition has gone untreated. The jail wasn’t even allowing him to treat the extreme symptoms of his debilitating disease like pain and lack of appetite, nor have they allowed him to speak to his doctor.

“I haven’t received any treatment. They haven’t even let me speak to my doctor since the 17th of January,

Feb 18 09:51

Are Women Destroying Academia? Probably

Actually it is a certain group of men who are pushing feminism to destroy those they consider their enemies. Think International Banksters and their fellow travelers.

Feb 18 09:20

STILL No Non-East Asian Deaths From Corona—But CNN’s Sanjay Gupta Won’t Admit It

The story so far: There is still no confirmed case of the Coronavirus killing anyone other than ethnic East Asians. The Drudge Report today (February 15) features FRANCE REPORTS FIRST DEATH OUTSIDE ASIA... but the underlying story, from Bloomberg via Yahoo Finance, says the victim was an “80-year-old Chinese tourist.” Drudge, of course, is just scaring up clicks. But why does the rest of the Main Stream Media, and the medical Establishment, want to suppress a possibility that could relieve fears around the world: that the Coronavirus disproportionately impacts, and perhaps only kills, East Asians?

Now read on.

Feb 18 06:58

‘NY Times’ covers up annexation plan scheme to ‘denationalize’ 350,000 Palestinian citizens of Israel

The U.S. mainstream media, with the New York Times in the lead, is covering up a shocking feature of the Netanyahu/Trump annexation plan that would strip 350,000 to 400,000 Palestinian citizens of Israel of their citizenship. The “denationalization” proposal is a crime against humanity, but the American press is ignoring it.

Thabet Abu Rass lives in the affected area, a predominately Palestinian part of northeast Israel known as “The Triangle,” where he heads an organization devoted to promoting peace between Israel’s Jewish and Arab citizens. Here’s how he translated the denationalization proposal:

Feb 18 06:20

Pelosi's GOP challenger describes being threatened by alleged 'Antifa bully'

ohn Dennis, the chairman of the San Francisco Republican Party challenging House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., for her congressional seat, joined "The Ingraham Angle" Monday to talk about a confrontation with a liberal protester who he alleged was an "Antifa bully."

Dennis said he was working with the San Francisco Police Department and the man has been identified.

"[The police have] been very good about it and we'll just let them do their jobs," Dennis told host Laura Ingraham.

JOURNALIST ATTACKED BY ANTIFA DESCRIBES HALLOWEEN INCIDENT AT HIS HOME: ‘IT LOOKED LIKE SOMETHING OUT OF THE PURGE’

Dennis, who released the video earlier this month, was taking part in a clean-up event in San Francisco where the confrontation took place.

"Why are you angry, man? You probably disagree with me but I disagree with you," Dennis said, approaching the bearded man in a yellow shirt.

"No, I actually want you dead," the man told Dennis.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Why has it become politically acceptable, on the part of the Dementocrats, to threaten physical violence against those who think differently?

One has to wonder who, at the forefront of the Democratic machine has signed off on this threat of violence, which has, on occasion, become violence against conservatives.

I will leave such conjecture to your imagination, but I believe we all know the small group of Dems for whom such behaviour is perfectly acceptible.

Feb 18 06:18

Dan Erber, A DISMAL RESPONSE – A Critical Look at the Sandy Hook Elementary School Shooting, Part I: Law Enforcement

[Editor’s note: During our (sensational) interview on Valentine’s Day, Rebecca Carnes made reference to something discovered by Dan Erber in this searching review of the inadequate response of local and state law enforcement agencies to the alleged mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School (14 December 2012), which reinforces the conclusion of serious scholars of this event that it was a FEMA “mass casualty exercise involving children” promoted as mass murder to promote the Obama administration’s gun control agenda. Here’s our latest interview:

Feb 18 06:13

US Boy Scouts files for bankruptcy after abuse scandal

The Boy Scouts of America filed for bankruptcy Tuesday in what it said was an effort to safeguard compensation payouts for sexual abuse victims.

The organization has been accused of covering up generations of abuse inflicted on thousands of its young members and failing to do enough to root out pedophiles using the youth movement to prey on minors over its 110-year history.

Bankruptcy proceedings will help the Boy Scouts to “equitably compensate” victims through the establishment of a victims’ compensation trust and allow the organization to continue at a local level, a statement from the group said.

“The BSA cares deeply about all victims of abuse and sincerely apologizes to anyone who was harmed during their time in Scouting,” chief executive Roger Mosby said in the statement.

The organization estimates liabilities of up to $1 billion, according to court filings lodged Tuesday.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I think I am about to be a little sick, upon reading this; that people in leadership in the BSA, like their sexually carnivorous, predatory brothers in various areas of the clergy, believe that it is completely normal to misuse the power of their office, and hurt kids, is deviant, immoral, and unacceptable.

NO kid should have to put up with this, period, end of discussion.

And unless the Catholic church addresses this issue head on, just like the Boy Scouts, they are going to wind up bankrupt, and selling cathedrals to pay damages for these horrific actions against kids.

Feb 18 06:04

Bolton Says White House Is Attempting to Censor His Book

According to the New York Post, the book is under review by the federal government -- a process he likened to "censorship."

Feb 18 06:02

Saudi Arabia dismisses criticism over Khashoggi murder

In an exclusive interview on Conflict Zone, senior Saudi foreign affairs official Adel al-Jubeir says Riyadh is paying 'a great price' over the murder of Jamal Khashoggi but dismisses criticism from human rights groups over its treatment of activists.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

OF course, you cannot criticize Saudi Human rights, because they have none.

Clever, those Saudis!

This is why, as a Christian, I could never visit Riyadh, because in walking off the plane, I would be accused or apostasy, and be subsequently tortured and or killed.

Feb 18 05:54

Libyan Rivals Readying for Long Fight - Weapons flood into the country as war looks set to escalate

With more weapons flooding into the country and no real peace talks, the various combatant factions in Libya are all gearing up for a protracted civil war. This is true both of the large groups, like Khalifa Hafter’s Libyan National Army (LNA) and the UN-backed unity government, and smaller tribal groups.

With fighting looking to get worse, not better, the oil ports of Libya are under a state of blockade, with LNA forces and allies controlling the area, and everyone demanding a bigger cut of revenue to let the unity government restore shipments.

UN efforts to keep arms out of the country are failing miserably, and now every group sees new fighting as inevitable and is snatching up as many weapons for themselves as possible before that new round of violence.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is about to get infinitely more ugly, courtesy of the absolute power vacuum left after the assassination of Ghadaffi, courtesy of the ACUS war criminal, Hillary Rodham ClintonAC

Feb 18 02:35

Doctors raise alarm over Britain’s treatment of ailing Julian Assange

More than 100 medical professionals have accused Britain of denying proper health care to jailed WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange and continuing to allow treatment that a U.N. envoy said amounted to torture.

The doctors urged Britain to end the “psychological torture and medical neglect of Julian Assange … before it’s too late.”

“Should Assange die in a UK prison, as the U.N. special rapporteur on torture has warned, he will have effectively been tortured to death,” the Doctors for Assange group said in a letter to medical journal The Lancet.

“Much of that torture will have taken place in a prison medical ward, on doctors’ watch,” they said.

“The medical profession cannot afford to stand silently by, on the wrong side of torture and the wrong side of history, while such a travesty unfolds.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I would politely suggest to British prosecutors, that making Assange a martyr will definitely inspire others to take up where he left off, and let's please remember one critical fact about this case; in any of the info appearing at Wikileaks, none of it was ever proven wrong.

Feb 18 02:25

Yemeni Survivor Calls for Probe Into U.S. Mercenary Attack

A Yemeni who survived an assassination operation ordered by the United Arab Emirates and led by American mercenaries has spoken out a

Abdullah Suliman Abdullah Daulah, a former journalist, was caught up in the 2015 attempted assassination of Yemeni politician Ansaf Ali Mayo in the southern city of Aden, which was then under the control of the UAE-backed Southern Transitional Council.bout his campaign on the U.S. government to hold those responsible to account.

American mercenaries working for the Spear Operations Group carried out the mission, in which no one was killed. A 2018 Buzzfeed report detailed how the UAE contracted the Americans in their campaign against "terrorist" targets in Yemen, many of whom were linked to the Islamist Al-Islah political party—a Yemeni affiliate of the Muslim Brotherhood organization that is banned in the UAE.

Feb 18 02:21

'It wasn't a mistake': Palestinian boy may lose eye after being shot by Israeli police

An eight-year-old Palestinian boy is likely to lose one of his eyes after being shot by Israeli police with a rubber-coated steel bullet after he stepped out from a restaurant.

According to the boy's family and eyewitnesses, Malek Issa was deliberately shot between the eyes on Saturday after he bought a sandwich in the East Jerusalem village of Issawiya.

Medics said the impact of the shooting was so severe that Issa may have suffered brain damage.

"Malek is awake but his condition is difficult. The shot has caused fractures to the skull and face, and brain haemorrhage," Issa's father, Wael, told Middle East Eye.

Eyewitnesses said there were no violent protests or stones being thrown when Israeli forces started firing.

Wael said Israeli forces had come to the area to detain a man, and when they saw a crowd begin to gather, they started firing at random.

Israeli police, meanwhile, said its officers had employed "riot control measures" during an operation in Issawiya.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Welcome to the "new normal" for innocent, Palestinian kids; going outside their home, can lead to blindness and brain damage, courtesy of the Israeli police.

Feb 18 02:17

Satellite Images Show Heavy Damage From Israeli Attack on Damascus AirportSeveral warehouses destroyed

On February 13, Israel attacked the Damascus Airport with a series of missile strikes. Israeli media were quick to label the attack as targeting “Iranians,” which is what Israel always says it is attacking in nearby nations.

Israel’s reports were non-specific, and Syria’s reports were on some missiles being intercepted. Specific details on the damage are only now starting to emerge with commercial satellite images showing a number of warehouses destroyed.

Israeli media, dutifully, reported those as Iranian warehouses, and further suggested that the airport site must’ve been the headquarters of the Iranian Quds Force, despite no evidence supporting such a claim.

Feb 18 02:12

European Union rejects Mark Zuckerberg's offer on regulating online content

The European Union (EU) has rejected Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg's offer on online content regulation, saying the social networking platform must take responsibility for harmful, fake and illegal content.

On Monday, Zuckerberg had proposed reforms regarding the regulation of Facebook's online content with the slogan "charting a way forward: online content regulation".

After meeting the Facebook CEO in Brussels, EU industry commissioner Thierry Breton said the proposed Internet rules are insufficient and it was for Facebook to adapt and adherer to Europe's standards, not the other way round.

Also read: Facebook CEO Zuckerberg meets top EU officials ahead of proposals regulating AI

Breton who is tasked with overseeing the bloc's data strategy, said Facebook "was being slow in coming forward with ideas on how to remove illegal content and warning that the EU was preparing to act."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

What concerns me deeply here, is the rush to censor allegedly "illegal content", without first actually defining it; this is a very slippery slope when it comes to outlawing certain language, which may anger us, or make us feel bad relative to what is being said.

But don't most humans have the "horse sense" to differentiate between what is merely offensive, and that which is just plain bad information on line?!?

Apparently, Neither Zuckerberg nor Breton believe that people do; now, I find that very offensive, myself!! :-)

Feb 18 02:01

In Munich, Zelensky calls for repair of European security, starting with Ukraine

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky called on world leaders to repair the system of regional security in Europe by ending Russia’s war in the east of Ukraine and returning the Crimean peninsula from Russian occupation at the Munich Security Conference on Feb. 15.

“It’s not entirely correct to say ‘the war in Ukraine.’ This is the war in Europe. And along with the annexation of Crimea, it has lasted as long as World War II. Imagine that,” Zelensky said in a speech at the “Townhall on Ukraine” panel at the conference.

Emphasizing that a new security architecture should be based solely on the norms and principles of international law, Zelensky said that the current international treaties do not protect any nation from the rule of the strongest.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Looks as though Ukrainian President Zelensky, instead of "sipping the Koolaid" on Crimea, has decided "chug it", somewhat akin to what a drunken, pledging University frat member would do, in order to join a powerful fraternity.

Right now, tht "powerful fraternity" consists of the United States of America, which pathologically refuses to recognise that the Crimean people had a right to peaceful self-determination, as stated in the UN Charter of the Rights of Man, to which the United States is, ironically, a signatory.

So President Zelensky, since you seem to be suffering from a profoundly intense case of SMD (Selective Memory Disorder), let me disabuse you of the collective fantasies and utter untruths to which you have been clinging on this issue, and replace those fantasies with facts.

FACT: Washington Was Behind Ukraine Coup: Obama admits that US “Brokered a Deal” in Support of “Regime Change”;
US Sticks to Tried and True Policy of Supporting Coups

What happened was that the duly elected Ukrainian President, Yanukovich, was thrown under the proverbial bus, because he was considered "not pro-Western enough, and way too Russia-Centric" to fit the US's and Europe's "new World Order Profile; so exit Yanukovich, and in an election more crooked than is a dog's hind leg, Poroshenko was "anointed" as Ukraine's next President.

When this happened, the people of Crimea understood that there would be no rule of law in Kiev; so what did they do?!?

President Zelensky, you know this coming bit, but are terrified to actually acknowledge it, as it would compromise your utterly false position, that Russia "annexed" Crimea.

The Crimeans held a full and fair referendum, asking their people if they wanted to remain with Ukraine, post-putsch, or petition Russia to become a part of the Russian Federation.

And the result, President Selensky?!? You know that also.

In the Crimean Status Refgerndum, Crimeans voted overwhelmingly - at a total of nearly 97%, to petition the Russian Federation to become a member.

The Russian Federation responded, by accepting Crimea as a member.

Sir, I would like to strongly caution you, that a foreign policy based on lies and attempted deceit, is like attempting to build a house on sand; the foundation will not stand.

I would therefore politely suggest to your American handlers, that you and the US come up with a Ukrainian position on Crimean's Referendum which reflects the truth, and starts righting US/Russian relations over Crimea, and starts righting Ukrainian/Russian relations over Crimea; it is well past time, sir, that such reconciliation began.

Peace here can only begin... when responsibility for dealing the truth of history is accepted, rather than attempting to embrace a narrative which is horrifically false, and flies in the face of all known facts.

Sir, I sense that you are a very bright man, who truly, sincerely, wants the best for his country; so let's dispense with falsehoods which can only lead to more bitter conflict between Russia and Ukraine, which could result in a protracted, armed confrontation between these two countries.

I do not believe, for one moment, that this is where you want to go with the Crimea issue, even though the US government is most probably applying the maximum amount of pressure it dares, to get you to go along with their narrative on this issue, as another way to say "Gotcha!!" to Russia.

Feb 18 01:29

GOP lawmaker slams California pension fund defense of Chinese ties as 'oblivious'

A Republican lawmaker slammed the response of California's state pension fund as "deeply oblivious," two days after he called for the firing of its chief investment officer over accusations that the fund invested in Chinese companies blacklisted by the U.S. government.

"This is a deeply oblivious and ignorant response," Rep. Jim Banks told "Mornings with Maria" Friday. "What we know is that CalPERS, the largest state pension fund in America, invests in almost 300 Chinese companies."

In a Wednesday letter addressed to California Gov. Gavin Newsom, Banks alleged California Public Employees' Retirement System (CalPERS) invested in numerous blacklisted Chinese companies that manufacture military products and urged the state to investigate its CIO, Yu Ben Meng.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The only reasonable answer I can think of, is that when Calpers originally invested in these companies, they were not blacklisted, and were actually making money for the California State Pension fund.

But SOMEONE in their business units, should have had the horse-sense, once these companies were blacklisted, to pull Calpers money out of these deals and invest elsewhere; that this did not happen, appears to be very concerning indeed/\.

Feb 18 01:23

MIKE BLOOMBERG: I WILL CHARGE AMERICANS WITH 'DOMESTIC TERRORISM' FOR 'HATE CRIMES' IF ELECTED

SOURCE: CHRIS MENAHAN, INFORMATION LIBERATION
Billionaire presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg said he will charge Americans with "domestic terrorism" for "hate crimes" if elected and bashed "nativists" in America before affirming his commitment to Israel remaining a "Jewish state" in a recent interview with the Jewish Telegraph Agency.

From JTA.org, "Mike Bloomberg: Anti-Semitism is a problem on the right and the left. Here’s how I’d combat it from day one.":

[BLOOMBERG:] Anti-Semitic violence is on the rise. We've seen it in the New York area -- including the recent horrific attacks in Jersey City -- and across the country. As a Jew, as an American and as a human being, I am deeply disturbed every time I hear about these hate crimes.

[...] When the president calls his supporters "real Americans" -- an echo of the language that nativists, anti-Semites and the KKK used for many decades -- he undermines our fundamental national values.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Mayor Bloomberg, a word, please.

I am the absolute antithesis of a person who could ever be described as "hateful"; I am a Christian pacifist activist, who absolutely never advocates violence, and is constantly encouraging my government to achieve what it wants geopolitically and economically, through hard won, moral negotiations, rather than through these endless, out-of-control wars.

But sir, should you get nominated and elected, will all logical, calm, reasoned, and documentable concerns Americans may have about Israel's treatment of the Palestinians, and its relationship with its neighbors in the Middle East, then be labeled as "hate speech"?!?

How far are your ready to eviscerate the First Amendment to the Constitution, in order to protect Tel Aviv from logical, reasonable, and potentially well-deserved criticism for some of their policies?!?

Will you become "that President" who conflates any responsible, moral, and logical criticism of Israel with anti-Semitism, and "hate speech"?!?

Because if so, you are already skidding down a very slippery slope, and telegraphing to both this country, and the world, that you will never hold Israel accountable for what it may do to not only throw the entire Middle East into grave geopolitical distress, but also the rest of the world as well, and I must, as someone who cares about all human life on this planet, ask if this will be the best possible US foreign policy under your watch as President?

And sir, forgive me, but the short answer is, "Absolutely not!!"

And sir, when you state that it is a "solemn obligation of the United States to ensure Israel remains a "Jewish State", what happens in a "one state" Israel, in which Palestinians are going to demand the right to vote?!?

And looking at the demographics and birth rates among Palestinians, sir, what happens when the Palestinian demographic takes over that of Jewish Israelis in Israel?!?

What should be the US geopolitical response if, and when, such a phenomenon should happen?!?

Feb 18 01:01

US MILITARY PREPPING FOR CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC

SOURCE: MILITARY TIMES

U.S. Northern Command is executing plans to prepare for a potential pandemic of the novel coronavirus, now called COVID19, according to Navy and Marine Corps service-wide messages issued this week.

An executive order issued by the Joint Staff and approved by Defense Secretary Mark Esper this month directed Northern Command and geographic combatant commanders to initiate pandemic plans, which include ordering commanders to prepare for widespread outbreaks and confining service members with a history of travel to China.

The Navy and Marine Corps messages, issued Tuesday and Wednesday, respectively, reference an executive order directing U.S. Northern Command to implement the Department of Defense Global Campaign plan for Pandemic Influenza and Infectious Diseases 3551-13.

The document serves as the Pentagon’s blueprint for planning and preparing for widespread dispersion of influenza and previously unknown diseases.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

That bit about "previously unknown diseases", is causing the hair on the back of my neck to start break-dancing, a usually double-plus ungood sign.

I would like to suggest that if you have not been to your health care professional in some, time, now might be a reasonble time to check in, and make sure that your immune system is doing as well as it can.

Please have the horse-sense to be eating intelligently and well, and follow some common-sense rules about supplementation.

But I am having to wonder; is this military preparation a rehearsal for the invocation of martial law in this country, in order to prevent the outbreak of this virus from becoming just as virulent as it has become in China, and just how draconian is civilian and military leadership thinking about getting here?!?

Feb 17 22:29

Corona Virus Part II

A little over two weeks ago, I wrote to you about the corona virus (COVID-19) epidemic in a blog post titled, ‘Corona Virus: What to Do.’ In that post, I suggested that corona virus, like most flu-like viruses, can be effectively managed with a holistic approach of eating a diet free of refined sugar, taking vitamins and minerals—particularly vitamins A, C, and D as well as iodine, and avoiding the flu shot.

Feb 17 16:49

CIA scientist who was privy to the agency's darkest Cold War secrets was 'murdered by agents when he got cold feet', says family in new book

The family of a CIA scientist who was privy to some of the agency's darkest secrets during the Cold War believes he did not kill himself, as they have been told for decades, and was instead murdered because he posed a risk to them.

Feb 17 13:52

China’s New Coronavirus: An Examination of the Facts

The Western mass media have discussed the new corona virus that began in the city of Wuhan in Central China but, apart from repetitive small details and the inevitable China-bashing, not much light has been shed on the circumstances. My initial commentary here is composed from a medley of nearly 100 Western news reports, primarily ABC, CBS, CNN, AFP, and from some Chinese media. Officially called the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV), the contagion is a respiratory illness, a new type of viral pneumonia, in the same family of infections as SARS and MERS.

Feb 17 09:52

West Point Prof Pens Blistering Takedown of U.S. Military Academies

What do you call a civilian law professor who, after successfully filing for federal whistleblower status to keep his job teaching at West Point Military Academy, proceeds to write a bombshell book about the systematic corruption, violence, fraud, and anti-intellectualism he says has been rampant at the historic institution for over a hundred years?

Well, if you are part of the military leadership or an alumnus of the storied military academy, you may call him a traitor.

But if you are anyone searching for reasons why the most powerful military in the world has not won a war in 75 years, you might call him a truth-teller. And a pretty brave one at that.

Feb 17 09:47

MORE PROOF TRUMP IS THE "CONTROLLED OPPOSITION" AFTER ALL

During the election it was unclear if Donald Trump was a puppet of the elites. He could have simply been a convenient scapegoat. Today, it is obvious that he is indeed controlled opposition.

As I've noted in numerous articles, Trump's associations with the globalists go way back. He was saved from crippling debts in multiple properties in Atlantic City during the 1990s by the Rothschilds. The Rothschild banking agent that handled Trump's bailout was none other than Wilber Ross, the senior managing director of Rothschild New York. Ross is now Trump's Commerce Secretary, which indicates that this relationship continues to this day.

Feb 17 06:41

WITH SANDERS SURGING IN THE POLLS, ISRAEL LOBBY SPENDS BIG BUCKS TO SINK HIS CHANCES IN NEVADA

SOURCE: RT
After emerging as the Democratic frontrunner in wake of Iowa and New Hampshire primaries, Bernie Sanders heads to Nevada leading in polls but facing new opposition: the Israel lobby and its vast cash reserves.
Despite being pipped at the post in Iowa by Pete Buttigieg (with the help of a malfunctioning voting app, his supporters claim), Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders came out victorious in last week’s New Hampshire primary. With the Nevada primary just a week away, a Morning Consult poll published this week put the progressive senator ten points ahead of Joe Biden, the former vice president and until now, the supposed frontrunner for the 2020 nomination.

While the news has energized Sanders’ supporters, it’s also motivated mainstream Democrats and establishment talking heads, who’ve taken to slamming Sanders as a “communist,” and a “left-wing version of Trump.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This was a perfectly predictable ploy on the part of Tel Aviv, particularly with Bloomberg and Hillary jumping into the race, as the US Democratic Party's "Gruesome Twosome"; these candidates are believed by Tel Aviv to be far more bullish on Israeli hegemony in the Middle East than anyone else the Democratic Party can produce, even if such a presidency must necessarily result in a US return to the draft, and more endless wars of aggression against Iran; Lebanon; Syria; and ultimately, Russia.

Remember; it will never be Bloomberg's or Clinton's kids or grandkids who will be drafted, killed, or maimed for life, to support US financial global hegemony, or Israel's self-proclaimed hegemony over the entire Middle East.

Feb 17 06:28

WHAT HAPPENS TO PRIVACY WHEN CHINA HAS PERSONAL DATA AND THE SOCIAL GRAPH OF NEARLY EVERYONE IN THE US?

The speech by US Attorney General William P. Barr hardly seems earth-shattering. But buried within its business-like announcement of the indictment of four Chinese military hackers, there is the following statement, which has huge implications for privacy:

For years, we have witnessed China’s voracious appetite for the personal data of Americans, including the theft of personnel records from the U.S. Office of Personnel Management, the intrusion into Marriott hotels, and Anthem health insurance company, and now the wholesale theft of credit and other information from Equifax.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

YIKES!! Double plus ungood!!

Feb 17 06:16

YEMEN'S HOUTHIS SHOOT DOWN SAUDI JET WITH ADVANCED SURFACE-TO-AIR MISSILE

The Saudi News Agency quoted the Arab Coalition spokesperson Turki Al-Malki as saying on Saturday that one of their Tornado fighter jets was shot down over northern Yemen on Friday night.

“At 23:45 P.M. on Friday, February 14, 2020, a Tornado fighter plane of the Royal Saudi Air Force crashed while on a mission of close air support to units of the National Army,” Malki said.

Houthi forces announced on Friday evening that their air defense troops shot down the fighter jet over the Al-Jawf Governorate after it carried out airstrikes on several sites in northern Yemen.

“The air defenses shot down the coalition war plane with an advanced surface-to-air missile supported by modern technology. The sky of Yemen is not for a walk and the enemy must count a thousand time for that,” the Ansarallah-affiliated Yemeni Army (Houthi) spokesperson, Brigadier General Yahya Sare’a, said on Friday evening.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The question I would have to ask is, are these SAMS being produced domestically in Yemen by the rebels, and if not, who is selling them to the rebels?!?

And apparently, neither the US, nor Saudi governments have a clue, because if they did, these deliveries would have already been stopped, one way or another.

Feb 17 06:09

RADIOACTIVE WASTE FROM OIL AND GAS WELLS USED TO DE-ICE STREETS IN 13 STATES. OHIO BILL AIMS TO PROTECT THIS

BY B.N. FRANK
If spreading radioactive waste on American roads was no big deal, environmentalists and scientists probably wouldn’t be freaking out; and, of course, people and animals wouldn’t be getting sick and dying. So how did this practice become legal and even celebrated by elected officials?

According to a recent article published in Rolling Stone magazine:

There is no one federal agency that specifically regulates the radioactivity brought to the surface by oil-and-gas development,” an EPA representative says. In fact, thanks to a single exemption the industry received from the EPA in 1980, the streams of waste generated at oil-and-gas wells — all of which could be radioactive and hazardous to humans — are not required to be handled as hazardous waste.”

OMG.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

That this practice is still allowed by the EPA, is nothing short of pathologically insane, on its part; and where the hell was the outrage at this practice in 1980, when it originally got signed off on?!?

Feb 17 06:04

JUDGE TAKES RARE STEP TO HELP SERVE ELUSIVE GHISLAINE MAXWELL WITH LAWSUIT

Jeffrey Epstein crony Ghislaine Maxwell is so impossible to find that a Manhattan judge has taken the rare step of allowing her to be served with a new lawsuit — by email, according to a federal court filing Friday.

Lawyers for Epstein sex-assault-accuser Annie Farmer had griped to federal Judge Debra Freeman that they’ve been trying to find the disgraced British socialite to serve her with the complaint, filed in November, but that she’s done such a good job of hiding that they haven’t been able to get to her, court documents show.

“Plaintiff has attempted to locate and personally serve Maxwell to no avail. Her counsel has conducted extensive public records searches and located various addresses for Maxwell,” Farmer’s lawyers wrote in a Jan. 27 motion imploring Freeman to allow them to serve Maxwell using “alternate” means.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Good on the part of Judge Freeman for trying.

But somewhere, in her heart of hearts, she has to know that Maxwell will be "neutralized", most probably by the same very powerful individuals who may be appearing to protect her now, so that she will have no clue, when someone someone silently glides through her door, and slips some kind of odorless, tasteless substance in her morning coffee, which will kill her immediately, and leave no forensic trace for a tox lab to discover; that is the way these people do business.

Feb 17 05:56

POWER-DRUNK YOUTUBE CENSORS FLOOR SPEECH OF SEN RAND PAUL FOR NAMING ALLEGED 'WHISTLEBLOWER'

The decision appears to have come just two days after President Trump praised the Big Tech giants as "MAGA."

A chilling and disturbing day in America when giant web companies such as @YouTube decide to censor speech. Protected speech, such as that of a senator on the Sen floor, can be blocked from getting to the people. This is dangerous & politically biased. https://t.co/LnbkZJOYgS

— Senator Rand Paul (@RandPaul) February 13, 2020

Nowhere in my speech did I accuse anyone of being a whistleblower, nor do I know the whistleblower’s identity. YouTube has taken it upon itself to decide what questions can even be asked in the public debate, including on the Senate floor. This is wrong! https://t.co/Czm8XobiLI

— Senator Rand Paul (@RandPaul) February 15, 2020

From The Hill:

Webmaster's Commentary: 

At the moment, You-Tube needs to be "deplatfomed" by its users, with other platforms being "migrated to", so the concept of expression still exists, but without the censorship, which the leadership of YouTube believes it has its Divine Right (or Government-approved) ability to censure speech.

Congrats, YouTube, for having become the 4th tentacle of this government; you have now become the US Government arm of surveillance and censure, great job, you!!

Feb 17 05:27

WAR CRIMINAL HILLARY, BLOOMBERG’S CHOICE FOR RUNNING MATE

Teamed up with Hillary Clinton, a war in the Middle East and an authoritarian police state at home will be on track.

I figured as much. The moment Mike Bloomberg announced his intention to spend part of his billions—like Trump before him—to gain the presidency, I thought: this is the perfect opening for Hillary Clinton.

Clinton will be Bloomberg’s running mate, according to Drudge, citing sources within team Bloomberg.

Sources close to Bloomberg campaign tell DRUDGE REPORT that candidate is considering Hillary Clinton as running mate, after their polling found the Bloomberg-Clinton combination would be formidable force… MORE

DRUDGE has learned that Bloomberg himself would go as far as to change his official residence from New York to homes he owns in Colorado or Florida, since the electoral college makes it hard for a POTUS and VPOTUS from the same state… Developing...

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Oh, just great for the Democratic party; a documented serial misogynist, with visions of imperial grandeur, coupled with a VP candidate with more baggage than has Kim Kardashian on a photo shoot; what could possibly go wrong for what is left of the American Republic, should they be nominated, and steal/win the 2020 election?!?

EVERYTHING, FOLKS; everything.

As much as President Trump has been a profound disappointment on so many levels, the possibility of him being replaced by this geopolitical "Gruesome Twosome", absolutely sends shivers down my spine.

And this is not about Mike and me; this is about grand-nieces and grand nephews, who will suffer the consequences of such a regime, big-time, from a mandated return to "Common Core", the "used, and infected-tissue gold standard" of the Democratic educational "vision" for destroying literacy, numeracy, and the ability to do critical thinking in this country; to mandatory vaccinations, no matter what; and to a return to the draft, to fight the inevitable endless wars these people, and their minions will be conjuring to insure US hegemony, and a forced-march return to the petro-dollar.

Please remember; those Americans who will be maimed for life, and killed, as a consequence of these unending wars, will simply be characterised as "collateral damage" by these megalomaniacs, who hold it as an article of faith, that wealth... is the only thing which makes people significant.

Feb 17 05:20

TV EXECUTIVES CELEBRATE UNPRECEDENTED FLOOD OF BLOOMBERG CAMPAIGN SPENDING

FOX NEWS HOSTS regularly bash former New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg as a globalist demagogue intent on seizing Americans’ firearms and big gulp sodas. High-level executives at the company, however, are much more enthusiastic about the billionaire politician and Democratic presidential candidate.

Lachlan Murdoch, the chief executive of Fox Corp., the parent company of Fox News, is one of several media executives to welcome Bloomberg’s unprecedented spending spree on television advertisements. In a February 5 briefing for investors, Murdoch noted that he had heard “the Bloomberg campaign has expected to sort of double its advertising spend earlier this week.” The billionaire’s campaign, Murdoch noted, makes purchases on a week-to-week basis, making it difficult to project the ultimate benefit for his company.

Feb 17 05:09

OUTRAGE AS DOWNING STREET ADVISER BACKS EUGENICS, MANDATORY BIRTH CONTROL AND GIVING KIDS MIND-ALTERING DRUGS

SOURCE: RT
Barely over a government-rocking reshuffle, UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s office has moved onto a fresh scandal, hiring an adviser who advocates eugenics, mandatory contraception, and giving children mind-altering drugs.
Andrew Sabisky was one of the hires made by 10 Downing Street after Johnson’s chief adviser Dominic Cummings made a high-profile call to stock the office with “misfits and weirdos”.

The revelations began when the Times uncovered an interview Sabisky gave to Schools Weekly, in which he spoke in favor of giving children a dose of the cognitive-enhancement drug modafinil.Even the controversial Cummings might have got more than he bargained for, as it has emerged that 27-year-old Sabisky once called for a “universal contraception” program to stop the creation of a “permanent underclass,” and also said that the benefits of brain-boosting drugs were “probably worth a dead kid”.

Wrexham Labour Party
@WRX_Labour

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I don't know about you, but I sure as hell would not like to be a part of this "brave new world" this guy would like to see created.

And would that "one dead kid" from exposure to "brain-boosting drugs",ever be his own?!?

Folks, I seriously doubt that this would ever happen.

Feb 17 04:42

The Thin Internal Walls of Krematorium 1 at Auschwitz A Small Detail with Far-reaching Consequences

The room inside the old crematorium of the Auschwitz Main Camp that was a morgue according to original war-time plans is said to have been used as a homicidal gas chamber between late 1941/early 1942 and the first half of 1943. It would seem that operating a homicidal gas chamber requires the installation of gas-tight, panic-proof doors to keep both the poisonous fumes and the victims safely inside. While there is no evidence in the extant documentation pointing to the existence of any such doors, orthodox historiography points to witness testimony indicating that such doors were in fact in place. A closer scrutiny of war-time blueprints reveals that the walls of this morgue which must have supported these doors were extremely thin, hence unable to support the installation of massive steel doors.

Feb 16 12:07

9/11 - THE FOOTAGE THEY DIDN'T LET YOU SEE TWICE (9/11 2001 Documentary)

Show this short mini-documentary to anyone who has not seen at least 5 9/11 documentaries.

The events of 9/11, 2001. Rare Video footage that was not repeated on the news, or used by CNN ever wondered why?

Feb 16 11:40

Gen. Soleimani assassinated to sabotage Iran's talks with Saudis, UAE following Israeli briefing: NYT

Washington ordered the assassination of top Iranian General Qassem Soleimani to sabotage de-escalation talks between Iran, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates following a report by Israel's Mossad spy agency, according to the New York Times.

The paper reported on Thursday that General Soleimani had been arranging talks in Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates in order to de-escalate tensions with Tehran.

The Times wrote that the talks happened after Saudi Arabia and the UAE, which are central to the Trump administration's so-called regional alliance seeking to pressure Iran, began to question the efficiency of Washington's anti-Iran campaign.

Feb 16 10:39

Outrage as Saudi Arabia executes Indonesian maid for killing boss while he was raping her

And our tax dollars and Trump support this scum!

Mum-of-one, Tuti Tursilawati was executed after she killed her boss who was raping her, and this sparked outrage in Jakarta.

Tuti Tursilawati was killed on Monday in the city of Ta’if, a city in Saudi Arabia’s Mecca Province. The Saudi government failed to warn the maid’s family or consular staff before she was killed, said officials. Her execution has prompted protests from Indonesia.

Indonesian President Joko Widodo called Saudi Arabia’s foreign minister, Adel al-Jubeir, demanding to know why Jakarta had not been informed about Monday’s execution of Tuti Tursilawati.

Feb 15 12:04

But would anyone notice? CNN breaks ‘report’ of Syrian airstrikes… from 2018

CNN readers anxious to get updates on the Syrian war have been treated with a fresh report on the “regime’s atrocities” citing the usual suspects… or it would only seem so, as the network reran a two-year-old story instead.

Citing the UK-based and rebel-linked Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, the story claims that forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar Assad killed at least 71 people and injured 325 others in a series of airstrikes on rebel-held Eastern Ghouta. Published this week, the report is featured on CNN website’s ‘World’ and ‘Middle East’ sections.

The only problem is that Ghouta has been under the control of Assad’s government for nearly two years. Homes in the region are being rebuilt, not leveled by bombs.

In fact, CNN ran the same story, word for word, back in February 2018. The same paragraphs detailing the horrendous bombing appeared, along with a handy get-out-clause: “CNN could not independently verify the claim.”

Feb 15 10:35

American Citizens Killed and Tortured by Israel?

One of the principal functions of a United States Embassy overseas is to provide citizen services, which includes coming to the assistance of Americans who are treated badly by the local government. It is a responsibility that most embassies take seriously, with the exception of the facility currently located in Jerusalem.

America’s current ambassador, former Trump bankruptcy lawyer David Friedman, has funded Israel’s illegal settlements, which did not in any way complicate his confirmation as nearly everyone in Congress and the White House does not believe that the Palestinians actually are human beings.

What the U.S. Embassy under Friedman will not do is put any real pressure on the Israeli government if its security forces or rampaging settlers kill, beat, maim or torture an American citizen, especially if said citizen happens to be of Palestinian descent.

Feb 15 08:28

White House Justifies Killing Soleimani for Past Actions, not Imminent Threats

Trump can't get his reasons straight for murdering the General. He can't tell the truth about the casualties. He violated US law and International law by murdering Soleimani after luring him to Baghdad. Trump is nothing but a zionist/neocon minion! Here is the law if anyone cares to read it.

https://corpuslegalis.com/us/code/title18/murder-or-manslaughter-of-fo...

The White House released a memo on Friday to Congress justifying the assassination of top Iranian general Qassem Soleimani. Despite earlier claims from the administration of Soleimani and his Quds Force planning imminent attacks on US personnel in the region, the memo uses past actions as the justification for the killing.

Feb 15 07:30

Attorney General William Barr’s Personal Ties to Jeffrey Epstein

There is concern over William Barr’s involvement in Epstein’s case, not only for the way he handled Robert Mueller’s testimony over the Russian probe, but because of his personal ties with Epstein himself.
Barr Worked at the Law Firm which Represented Epstein in 2008

Feb 15 07:26

As Black Violence Rises in Philadelphia, New Black Female Police Commissioner First Act Allows for More Stylish Finger Nails... An Act to Defeat White Supremacy Within Police Force

Homicides are up 26 percent in 2020 Philadelphia.

But this is of little concern to the new black female police commissioner of Philadelphia.

As the grotesquely corpulent black singer would sing, ” do my hair toss / Check my nails / Baby how you feelin’? / Feeling good as hell”… [New Philly Police Commissioner Danielle Outlaw is already making changes — starting with her fingernails, Philadelphia Inquirer, February 1, 2020]:

Feb 15 06:08

PJW: Woketopia ?

Feb 14 13:53

Understanding why they lie and why they get away with it

Is there really anybody out there who will deny that the US government lies pretty much about everything and anything?. And it’s not just the Executive Branch, Congress lies possibly even more (both parties, of course). In fact, I would argue that lying is both necessary AND expected from any US politician. When somebody like Tulsi Gabbard or Ron Paul don’t abide by this rule, the media immediately dismisses them as “Putin agents” or something equally insipid.

The truth is that lies have become the norm of the western political discourse.

That is bad enough by itself. But there is worse.

The worst is not that western politicians lie, the worst is that almost nobody cares.

That is really scary.

Why?

Feb 14 11:44

DOJ won't pursue criminal charges against McCabe

The Justice Department said Friday it will not pursue criminal charges against former FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe, after a nearly two-year-long investigation into accusations brought by the agency's independent watchdog who found that he lacked "candor" when questioned about leaking to the media.

Feb 14 07:13

Settlers to Netanyahu: If you want our votes, apply sovereignty now

Settlers and right-wing activists warned Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that he would lose votes for the March 2 election unless he applied sovereignty to the West Bank settlements now.
"If you want the support of the Right – act like you are the leader of the Right,” Samaria Regional Council head Yossi Dagan said as he addressed a rally of several thousand that was held on the street outside Netanyahu’s Jerusalem residence.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

There is a companion piece on this issue, at rt.com, with the following headline; US envoy warns Washington could pull support as Israel unilaterally starts drawing map for West Bank annexations

The story goes on to state: "Unilateral action by Israel to annex land in the West Bank would endanger US support for a proposed blueprint for the region, US Ambassador to Israel David Friedman has said.
“Israel is subject to the completion [of] a mapping process by a joint Israeli-American committee. Any unilateral action in advance of the completion of the committee process endangers the Plan & American recognition,” Friedman said, in a message posted on Twitter."

I would strongly suggest, that this article is only for the consumption of Middle Eastern countries' leadership, to make it appear that the US will pull support, if Tel Aviv goes ahead with this prior to the 2 March elections.

I would also politely suggest, that the US really has no intention of going ahead with pulling support from Israel on this issue, if Netanyahu feels that his hand is forced, and he does this to appease these settlers, pre-election.

Feb 14 07:06

Young man killed in US-Syrian skirmish, further escalation stopped ‘only’ due to Russian mediation – Russian MOD

A 22-year-old Syrian was killed while another man was injured during an altercation between US troops and locals in northern Syria, the Russian military said. The showdown happened after a US convoy diverged from its patrol route.

Editor’s note: This article has been corrected to reflect the young man killed was 22, not 14 as initially reported.

The incident took place near the village of Khirbet Amo, east of the town of Qamishli on Wednesday. Clashes broke out after the American patrol veered off its expected route and was stopped at a Syrian Army checkpoint, the Russian Center for Syrian Reconciliation reported.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Prayers for this young man's family and friends; and that being said, can anyone, please, actually logically explain to me what the hell we are doing, militarily, in Syria, other than potentially annoying Russia so much with this military misadventure, that Moscow will see no other way of dealing with it, than to conduct a savage military campaign against American military resources here>?!?

Didn't think so.

Feb 14 07:02

Obama Intervened, Repeatedly, in Ongoing Trials and Investigations

Few of the critics who are treating President Donald Trump’s comments on Roger Stone’s sentencing — widely viewed as unduly harsh — as an attack on the rule of law showed such strong concerns when then-President Barack Obama weighed in, repeatedly, on ongoing trials or investigations.

In 2015, President Obama told CBS news that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s use of an unsecured private email server for her official communications may have been a “mistake,” but added: “I don’t think it posed a national security problem.”

The New York Times reported that FBI officials: “saw an instance of the president trying to influence the outcome of a continuing investigation — and not for the first time.” The officials recalled Obama’s comments in 2012 defending then-CIA director David Petraeus, who was under investigation for sharing classified information with a journalist with whom he was having an affair.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

But of course, President Obama was supposed to have been "the cool" President, so all these interventions were pretty well buried; when President Trump makes observations in these directions, because he has been labeled "the King of the Deplorables by the Clintonistas, (including yours Truly, a dean's scholar college graduate), you can bet your sweet bippy that every move he makes in this direction, no matter however moderated, is going to catch the excrement.

Feb 14 06:48

CITIES CREATE NEW WAYS TO EXPAND NEIGHBORHOOD SURVEILLANCE PROGRAMS

SOURCE: MASS PRIVATE I
City and towns are creating new ways to expand neighborhood surveillance programs known as police cam-share programs.

An article in The Baltimore Sun revealed that the Baltimore County Council wants more businesses and homeowners to purchase CCTV surveillance equipment.

"The bill would create a voluntary private security camera registry for property owners with devices pointed toward a public right-of-way, according to the proposal. The program would map where cameras are located to help detectives identify possible security footage in areas where crimes happened."

How do cities and towns expand police cam-share programs? By offering to waive permitting fees, that’s how.

That is what makes the Baltimore County Council’s Bill unique from other police cam-share programs.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

One has to wonder; does this actually make cities really safer; or provide more ways for police to spy on the lives of everyday, normal people, just going about their business?!?

My gut says, this is the latter, rather than the former.

Feb 14 06:44

Will Google’s Social Credit System Determine Your Future?

Via: Mercola:

Google is the largest monopoly the world has ever seen, and its data-siphoning tentacles reach deep into our everyday lives, collecting data on every move you make and conversation you have, whether online or in the real world.

According to Fast Company, China’s social credit system is not entirely unique. “A parallel system is developing in the United States, in part as the result of Silicon Valley and technology-industry user policies, and in part by surveillance of social media activity by private companies,” Fast Company writes.

Feb 14 06:36

DATA LEAKS IN THE MEDICAL INDUSTRY: THE PROBLEM CONTINUES

SOURCE: WIZCASE.COM
After our previous report on database leaks from medical websites around the world, WizCase’s security team diligently continued their research. They discovered 3 additional unsecured medical databases with confidential information, including full names, passport numbers, birth dates, addresses, and phone numbers.

These databases were found in the context of performing research to help companies secure their data. They were left unencrypted and required no password to access the sensitive information within.

Every company and their hosting provider has been contacted with the security team’s findings. Our goal is to inform them of the leaks so they can secure the exposed servers, protecting their patients’ private information.

LATEST BREACHES FOUND (JANUARY 2020)
HX Wellness Private Limited (Aermed Online Pharmacy App) — India — Approx. 230,000 records exposed, leaking both patient and doctor information.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

YIKES! And just because this report doesn't contain the names of any health related corporations here in the US, is utterly no guarantee, that it is not happening here.

Feb 14 06:33

JUDICIAL WATCH SUES FBI FOR SETH RICH DOCUMENTS

SOURCE: JUDICIAL WATCH

Judicial Watch announced today it filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit against the FBI for all records related to murdered Democratic National Committee (DNC) Voter Expansion Data Director Seth Rich.

Rich, 27, was murdered on July 10, 2016, according to the Metropolitan Police Department of the District of Columbia. The DC police reports that Rich was killed at approximately 4:19 a.m. in the 2100 block of Flagler Place NW, Washington, DC.

No one has been charged in connection with Rich’s death. The case has not been closed, and the DC police are offering a $25,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Folks, the members, and leadership of Judicial Watch, are some of Mike and my greatest heros, and heroines.

Please watch for further developments; this issue of Rich's death... may be about to get interesting.

Feb 14 06:29

SENATE PASSES WAR POWERS ACT LIMITING TRUMP’S AUTHORITY TO LAUNCH MILITARY OPERATIONS AGAINST IRAN

SOURCE: NBC NEWS

The Senate backed legislation Thursday to limit President Donald Trump’s ability to wage war against Iran, rebuking him after a strike against an Iranian military commander and Tehran’s retaliation last month raised fears of broader regional conflict.

Eight of Trump’s fellow Republicans joined Democrats to pass the war powers resolution by 55-45. The measure would require Trump to remove U.S. troops engaged in hostilities against Iran unless Congress declares war or passes a specific authorization for the use of military force.

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Trump has promised a veto and there is not expected to be enough support in the Senate to muster the two-thirds majority to override. Republicans in the chamber hold 53 of the 100 seats and rarely vote against the president.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The Senate was absolutely correct in doing this, because the Constitution very unambiguously states that only Congress can declare war.

That being said, it is very unfortunate that President Trump's veto will be allowed to stand; because, sooner or later, in light of the reality that the President is pathologically incapable of seeing the country of Iran other than through the jaundiced eyes of one of his BFFs in the Middle East, Israel's Prime Minister Netanyahu, we are looking at a US war against Iran.

I would politely like to remind the President, Congress, the State Department, and the Pentagon, of a promise made last summer, by a Russian Diplomat, at a Symposium attended by Iranian delegates. This headline, from the Moscow Times, English language edition, and was published on 26 June, 2019: Iran ‘Won’t Be Alone’ If U.S. Attacks, Russian Official Says

The article goes on to state: "“Iran will withstand this type of fight and Iran is not alone,” Zamir Kabulov, the Foreign Ministry’s special envoy for Asian countries including Iran, said at a Russian-Iranian policy forum in Moscow."

Kabulov went on to say: "“But it’s not just Russia, many other countries sympathize and empathize with Iran,” the Kommersant business daily quoted him as saying. “Tehran won’t be alone if the U.S., God forbid, takes wild and irresponsible actions against it.”

So there you have it, folks; if the US invades Iran, Russia, and probably a number of yet-unspecified countries, will be willing to come to its aid against the US, and its consortium.

Zabulov, and other high Russian officials, when making statements like this, are making them because they are coming from both President Putin and the Russian Duma; I would like, please, for the officials in the US to remember this, as they are evolving a US Iran policy, which most likely will force the US to fight to "defend Israel", if the deal between Pompeo and Netanyahu, begun last December, comes to fruition this year: Netanyahu, Pompeo push forward with US-Israel defense pact

The JPost article goes on to state: "Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo made progress on a defense pact between their countries in their meeting in Lisbon this week, Netanyahu said on Thursday.

“The meeting with Pompeo was critical for Israeli security,” Netanyahu said of the discussion that took an hour and 45 minutes on Wednesday. “We agreed to promote a defense pact.”

Translation: this means that the US military would be forced to defend Israel in the region and beyond, even if Israel (as is so frequently the case) perpetrated some major mischief against its neighbors from which it cannot extricate itself, without US military assistance/aggression.

And BTW, if this gets passed after the annual AIPAC meeting in DC in March, does anyone in this country beside me, feel a draft?!?

Folks, particularly the parents, families, and friends, of American teenages; be afraid, be very afraid, should this legislation get passed.

Feb 14 05:58

FEDERAL PROSECUTORS RECOMMEND 5-YEAR JAIL TERM FOR CORRUPT FORMER BALTIMORE MAYOR

SOURCE: ZERO HEDGE
Former Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh could receive upwards of 5-years in jail for her criminal acts of conspiracy and tax evasion, according to The Baltimore Sun.

"The facts establish that Pugh deliberately engaged in a broad range of criminal acts while serving as Maryland state senator and mayor of Baltimore City," federal persecutors wrote in a sentencing memorandum filed Thursday in U.S. District Court in Baltimore.

In Nov., we noted that Pugh pleaded guilty to four of the 11 charges, including wire fraud, conspiracy to defraud the U.S., and two counts of tax evasion.

The statement from prosecutors includes allegations that Pugh used her position of power to defraud the customers of "Healthy Holly" children’s book series for personal use and also to fund her mayoral campaign.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Good; compared with what the lady actually did, the 5 year sentence is almost a "slap on the wrist", and most certainly will be served in the cushiest Club Fed that her "Prison Advisor" can find for her.

Oh, and BTW, the Baltimore Public Schools were places where this was allowed to happen:

Can you skip 47 days of class and still graduate? In Maryland's largest school system, the answer is yes

Baltimore public school changing grades so students can graduate, just like Democrats alter votes so Leftists can win elections

These, taken together, are a form of child abuse of the highest order; the point of education, is that the teenager being educated, will graduate nummerate; literate; and imminently capable of true critical thinking.

Unfortunately, in the public schools of Baltimore, none of this was actually happening under Mayor Pugh's watch.

Feb 14 05:46

OUR "COME TO MAO" RECKONING AND THE NEXT CULTURAL REVOLUTION

SOURCE: CHARLES HUGH SMITH
Only fools are blind to the potential for this uprising to extend to Apple and the rest of Corporate America’s greedy exploiters who’ve been delighted to profit from the protection of the CCP.

Let’s start our "Come to Mao" reckoning with the obvious:

To the U.S. stock market:

The coronavirus ravaging China doesn’t matter.

China doesn’t matter.

1,500 deaths don’t matter, 5,000 deaths don’t matter, 50,000 deaths don’t matter, 500,000 deaths don’t matter.

10,000 coronavirus cases don’t matter,100,000 cases don’t matter, 1,000,000 cases don’t matter.

All that matters is that exploited Chinese workers get back to assembling iPhones for Apple and all the landfill economy stuff that generates billions in profits for Amazon and the rest of Corporate America.

Feb 14 05:15

Skripal in Prison — The First Book to Report the Truth

It is exactly two years since the case of two Russians, Sergei and Yulia Skripal, began with their collapse on a park bench in the middle of England on the afternoon of March 4, 2018.

On their anniversary it is necessary to tell this story. But it isn’t the story of what happened. This is because the only people who can tell that one, the Skripals, are locked away in isolation, guarded by determined men under secret government orders.

Instead, this is the story of what didn’t happen – provably didn’t happen because it was quite impossible circumstantially; and because the legal papers warranting that it did have not been signed by a judge, tested in a court of law, or released in public.

Feb 13 12:27

BREAKING EXCLUSIVE: Deep State Brings In Big Gun US ATTORNEY to Defy Request for Evidentiary Hearing on Previously Hidden Peter Strzok and Lisa Page Emails on Seth Rich

After getting caught lying to the Courts and claiming there were no documents related to Seth Rich, emails between FBI Deep State lovers Peter Strzok and Lisa Page were uncovered with the title “Seth Rich”.

Next the FBI claimed the Strzok-Page emails were redacted to protect the investigation they claim never happened.

Now the Deep State DOJ is bringing in the US Attorney for the Eastern District of New York to argue against an evidentiary hearing on the matter.

Feb 13 10:28

Poll: Labour members say anti-Semitism crisis “invented”

A new opinion poll found that 73 percent of Labour members think anti-Semitism in the party is exaggerated.

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