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Oct 27 14:18

FLASHBACK: How many times has Isis leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi been declared dead or injured?

My Gosh! Al Bagdaddy has more lives than a cat! LOL!
Baghdadi, who rarely appears in public, often declared dead or injured since inception of Isis in 2014.

Russia is investigating whether one of its air strikes killed Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, leader of Isis. The ministry of defence said that an air strike hit a meeting of Isis leaders in Raqqa, Syria, on 28 May.
In the most recent instance, Syrian state TV said on 11 June that Baghdadi had been killed after being caught in a heavy artillery barrage in Raqqa, which Isis captured in 2014.

In October 2016, reports claimed Baghdadi was in critical condition after he and three other Isis senior leaders had been poisoned.

Oct 27 13:05

IG Horowitz has been writing letters in support of whistleblower complaint

rather than finishing the FISA abuse report and releasing it

Oct 27 11:51

Russian defense ministry says has no proof of Islamic State leader’s extermination

MOSCOW, October 27. /TASS/. Russia’s defense ministry has no reliable proof that Islamic State (a terrorist organization outlawed in Russia) leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi has been killed in a US raid and doubts that such a raid has ever taken place, the ministry’s spokesman, Igor Konashenkov, said on Sunday.

He said that the fact that the number of those who say about their participation in al-Baghdadi’s extermination and share contradictory details of the operation make one doubt that such an operation ever took place.

"We know nothing about any assistance to the flight of US aircraft to the Idlib de-escalation zone’s airspace in the course of this operation," Konashenkov said.

Oct 27 11:28

Watch "Chaffetz: Durham expanding Russia probe is bad news for Brennan, Clapper"

U.S. Attorney John Durham is expanding his investigation into the origin of the Russia probe amid new scrutiny over Robert Mueller's appointment

Oct 27 10:49

Stupid is as Stupid does? Or a stroke of genius?

Is the supposed killing of Al Baghdadi an operation designed to save Trump from impeachment and take a lot of bad news off the front page or is it what Trump needed to set up the complete withdrawal of US forces from Syria including the oilfields and bread basket of Syria.
On the one hand a rather cynical political scam designed to pull Trump's nuts out of the impeachment fire or......
A show of political genius. If it is a show of political genius it will save him from impeachment and get him re-elected while at the same time getting US troops out of Syria and handing the oil and farming areas of Syria back to the Syrian Nation. And the dems and neocons will have to keep their mouths shut!
WE shall see!
https://www.rt.com/usa/471962-trump-baghdadi-killed-syria/
https://www.rt.com/russia/471984-trump-russia-baghdadi-killed-syria/
https://sputniknews.com/world/201910271077161480-russian-mod-does-not-...

Oct 27 10:31

America Created Al-Qaeda and the ISIS Terror Group

Let's see if Trump uses the supposed killing of Al Bagdaddy, as the quid pro quo to withdraw all US troops from Syria. If so then this is a stroke of genius as it gives cover for the complete withdrawal of US forces. The dems and neocons will have to be real quiet. We wait with baited btreath.

https://www.rt.com/usa/471962-trump-baghdadi-killed-syria/
https://www.rt.com/russia/471984-trump-russia-baghdadi-killed-syria/

Oct 27 09:22

Russian MoD doubts Trump’s announcement of killing ISIS chief al-Baghdadi, rejects claims it assisted US forces in op

Trump's domestic troubles,the stories of the US stealing Syrian oil,a slumping economy are what led to this tremendous lie. He needed a victory and something to take the bad news off the front pages here in the US.
Overseas he is a laughing stock. And he has made our country the laughingstock of the entire Planet with this huge Whopper! The Trump syncophants have taken the hook!

There’s no credible data to prove a successful American raid took place against Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, Russia’s Defense Ministry said. The US coalition didn’t even carry out any airstrikes in Idlib recently.

But the Russian Defense Ministry insisted that “there were legitimate questions and doubts about the very fact [of the US operation] and, especially, its success.”Moscow pointed out that it recorded no US coalition airstrikes in the Idlib area in northwest Syria on Saturday when the raid was held.

Oct 27 08:55

US Tries to Reverse Syrian Fortunes with “Baghdadi Raid”

By Tony Cartalucci

The Western media is reporting that US military forces have killed the supposed leader of the so-called “Islamic State in Iraq and Syria” (ISIS) in Syria’s northern governorate of Idlib...

As with most every claim the Western media or the US military makes without any sort of evidence, this most recent story cannot or shouldn’t be trusted, especially when there’s little to nothing that can be verified about it...

Timing is everything...

Oct 27 08:51

Russian MoD Does Not Have Reliable Information on US Operation in Syria to Neutralize Baghdadi

Trump is in big trouble. The Russians have pointed out the US theft of Syrian oil in the last few days. Oil which the Russians are contractually supposed to be producing.They have no knowledge of any US raid,didn't give permission for one and have stated there have been no American air operations over or near Idlib in quite a while.
Russian radars can see a gnat flying over Syria. Trump has been caught in one huge whopper.

"Russia treated us great. They opened up - we had to fly over certain Russia-held areas. Russia was great," Trump said.

The Russian Defence Ministry, however, stated that they are unaware of providing cooperation to US air units entering the airspace over the Idlib deescalation zone during that mission.

"No airstrikes performed by US aircraft or aircraft belonging to the so called 'international coalition' were detected on Saturday or during the following days," a statement by Maj.Gen. Igor Konashenkov said.

Oct 27 08:18

Russian MoD Does Not Have Reliable Information on US Operation in Syria to Neutralize Baghdadi

Trump has been caught in a tremendous lie. He is finished!

"The Russian Defence Ministry has no reliable information about US servicemen conduction an operation to 'yet another' elimination of the former Daesh leader Abu Bark al-Baghdadi in the Turkish-controlled part of the Idlib deescalation zone", ministry spokesman Maj.Gen. Igor Konashenkov said.

Earlier, Trump declared that al-Badhgadi allegedly "died after running into a dead-end tunnel, whimpering and crying and screaming all the way", and boasted that the US personnel involved in the mission "were incredible".

He also thanked Russia, claiming that the US forces had to fly through certain Russian-controlled areas to reach their target.

"Russia treated us great. They opened up - we had to fly over certain Russia-held areas. Russia was great," Trump said.

Oct 27 06:00

Russian Military Releases Satellite Images Confirming US Smuggling of Syrian Oil

The Russian military described the US scheme as nothing less than "international state banditism."

MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The Russian Defense Ministry published satellite intelligence images proving that oil from Syria was sent abroad under the guard of US servicemen before and after the defeat of the Daesh terrorists, Russian Defense Ministry spokesman Maj. Gen. Igor Konashenkov said Saturday.

The ministry spokesman said that "the space intelligence images showed that oil was actively extracted and massively exported for processing outside Syria, under the reliable protection of US troops, before and after the defeat of the Daesh* terrorists."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I never used to believe that I lived in a country where war criminals ruled; now, it is impossible for me to believe otherwise.

Our Presidents have, through the on-going corruption of the military industrial complex, aligned with other influences (such as Tel Aviv, wanting the US to take down every government it doesn't like in the Middle East, which means all of them) US Presidents have become War Criminals of the highest order, including President Obama; he was just a little more shifty about it than an is "in your face" Trump Administration.

Obama Officials Incomplete Reconing on their Failure in Yemen.

President Obama Could End the Killing in Yemen in Hours

America should see Saudi Arabia's War on Yemen, and the real horror of it

Oct 27 05:45

With Little Fanfare, William Barr Formally Announces Orwellian Pre-Crime Program

Authored by Whitney Webb via MintPressNews.com,

A recent memorandum authored by Attorney General William Barr announced a new “pre-crime” program inspired by “War on Terror” tactics and is set to be implemented next year...

Perhaps the most jarring aspect of the memorandum is Barr’s frank admission that many of the “early engagement” tactics that the new program would utilize were “born of the posture we adopted with respect to terrorist threats.” In other words, the foundation for many of the policies utilized following the post-9/11 “war on terror” are also the foundation for the “early engagement” tactics that Barr seeks to use to identify potential criminals as part of this new policy.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

As a Christian Pacifist Activist, I will never advocate violence; that being said, I have grave concerns about just how Barr's programs intend to "work around" both the US Constitution and Bill of Rights, to accomplish the goals of Barr's programs.

Oct 27 05:34

Joe Biden intervened at least two times on matters his son Hunter's firms was being paid to lobby on, according to government records reviewed by the Washington Examiner.

Joe Biden intervened at least two times on matters his son Hunter's firms was being paid to lobby on, according to government records reviewed by the Washington Examiner.

The incidents took place when Biden was a senior and influential US senator, years before he infamously leveraged his position as Vice President to benefit a Ukrainian gas company whose board Hunter sat on.

On Feb 28, 2007, then-Senator Biden reached out to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to let them know that he was "concerned about the Department's proposed chemical security regulations authorized by Section 550 of DHS Appropriations Act of 2007."

The rule, passed in 2006 as part of the DHS appropriations bill, requires chemical plants considered to be high-risk submit site safety plans to DHS for approval - which are to include security credentialing and employee training efforts.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

And this.... is one of the "best options" the DNC believes it has with which to clobber President Trump in November of 2020?!?

Tom Perez, where the hell are you, when the facts of the matter speak for themselves?!?

Oct 27 05:29

"I'm Very Proud Of The Enemies I Have": Soros Predicts Victory For Globalists In 2020

Progressive billionaire George Soros believes that the global surge in nationalism - from Brexit to Trump - is an aberration, and that globalism will make a resurgence after the 2020 US election.

In a recent interview with the New York Times (in which he also endorsed Elizabeth Warren), the 89-year-old investor opined last week in a collection of essays called "In Defense of Open Society" that his brand of globalism - which he defines as an integrated, open society which abides by the law (which is easy to do when allied lawmakers are making them) - is out of favor. Instead, Trump's "America First" approach, debates over Brexit and trade wars have taken precedent.

Looking out a window with expansive views of Central Park, Mr. Soros spoke about China, Mr. Trump and who he thinks will face off against the president in next year’s election.

Oct 27 05:25

Generation X Faces A Bleak, Impoverished Old Age

Authored by Ted Rall via Unz.com,

In 1991, demographers Neil Howe and William Strauss published their awkwardly titled tome “13th Gen,” about Generation X — the Americans born between 1961 and 1981. If Xers had paid attention, they would have committed suicide.

“Child poverty, employment, wages, home ownership, arrest records — in every category, this generation, the 13th since the American Revolution, is doing worse than the generation that came before,” New York Times book critic Andrew Leonard wrote at the time.

“Indeed, for the first time since the Civil War, the authors of ’13th Gen’ keep reminding us, young people are unlikely to surpass the affluence of their parents.”

Oct 27 05:22

Who Has Spent The Most Dollars Lobbying Washington In 2019?

Authored by Karl Evers-Hillstrom via OpenSecrets.org

The pharmaceutical industry is holding on to its title as the top lobbying force in Washington amid pressure from lawmakers at all ends of the ideological spectrum.Drugmakers have spent more than $129 million through September, slightly down from nearly $133 million at this time last year, but still far more than any other industry.

The larger pharmaceutical/health products industry, which includes medical devices and dietary supplement companies along with drugmakers, spent $228 million through the third quarter of 2019, a record-breaking pace that is up $10 million from this time last year.

House Democrats recently advanced legislation that allows the federal government to negotiate the price of drugs that lack generic equivalents. The bill passed the House Ways and Means Committee this week without a number of amendments proposed by progressive Democrats who argued the bill isn’t strong enough.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Don't worry; in light of the fact of how owned Congress is by Big Pharma, the result will (almost always) be higher prices for drugs which come along with a staggering number of side effects, making taking that medication an almost death-defying experience for most patients.

Oct 27 05:16

Here's Why Trump's "Secure Syria's Oil" Plan Will Prove Practically Impossible

The below analysis is provided by "Ehsani" — a Middle East expert, Syrian-American banker and financial analyst who visits the region frequently and writes for the influential geopolitical analysis blog, Syria Comment.

Much has been debated since President Trump tweeted that “The U.S has secured the oil” in Syria. Is this feasible? Does it make any sense? The below will explain how and why the answer is a resounding NO.

Al-Omar and Conoco fields are already secured by Kurdish-led SDF and U.S forces. Some of the oil from these fields was being sold through third parties to Syria's government by giving it in crude form and taking back half the quantity as refined product (the government owns the refineries).

Webmaster's Commentary: 

One of the issues conveniently left out of this analysis is, how long will Russia wait to disabuse President Trump over the statement he has made about "controlling Syria's oil"?!?

I am not a betting person, but I would almost be willing to bet, not for long.

Oct 27 05:08

India, US Officially Suspend Defense Cooperation

Submitted by GreatGameIndia, a journal on Geopolitics and International Relations.

In a major development brewing for sometime now, India and US have officially suspended Defense Cooperation after Americans refused to give India high-end jet-engine technology. At the heart of the Indo-US Strategic Partnership is what is known as the Defense Technology and Trade Initiative or DTTI. Under the 2012 DTTI, India and the US set up joint working groups (JWGs) for cooperation on aircraft carriers and jet engine technology, all of the 4 pathfinder projects have now been shutdown. The move comes days after former US Secretary of State and National Security Adviser Henry Kissinger’s visit to India.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

(Sigh) Dear Trump Administration; your timing could have possibly been worse on this issue, but I do not know how.

The festering relationship between India and Pakistan, over the status of Kashmir, appears to be coming to a head; both are nuclear armed countries.

We see this, published just a couple of weeks ago from the asiaforum.com:

China remains Pakistan’s key partner
12 October 2019
The article goes on to state:

'While meeting with a visiting Chinese military delegation led by General Xu Qiliang, Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan termed ties with China an ‘anchor for regional stability’. The visit of the military delegation came amidst rising India–Pakistan tensions over India’s unilateral revocation of Article 370 of the Indian Constitution, stripping Indian-controlled Kashmir of its autonomy. The action led to a series of measures by China and Pakistan, again proving China to be Pakistan’s irreplaceable ally.'

IF in fact, the above is true, where do you think that India will go for their nuclear control switches?!? Russia, perhaps?!?

And are you thoroughly unable to fathom the fact that when the US pulls away on something like these controls, nature abhors a vacuum, and there will be another country more than willing to help india achieve its goal, legally, or illegally?

I am having a palm to forehead moment right now, at velocity, upon reading this.

Oct 27 04:37

The Plundering Of Ukraine By Corrupt American Democrats

Authored by Israel Shamir via The Unz Review,m

Top Dems are involved in the plundering of the Ukraine: new names, mind-boggling accounts. The mysterious ‘whistleblower’ whose report had unleashed the impeachment is named in the exclusive interview given to the Unz Review by a prominent Ukrainian politician, an ex-Member of Parliament of four terms, a candidate for Ukraine’s presidency, Oleg Tsarev.

Oleg, you followed Biden story from its very inception. Biden is not the only Dem politician involved in the Ukrainian corruption schemes, is he?
Indeed, John Kerry, the Secretary of State in Obama’s administration, was his partner-in-crime. But Joe Biden was number one. During the Obama presidency, Biden was the US proconsul for Ukraine, and he was involved in many corruption schemes. He authorised transfer of three billion dollars of the US taxpayers’ money to the post-coup government of the Ukraine; the money was stolen, and Biden took a big share of the spoils.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Absoflippinglutely unbelievable, but yet it happened... under Obama's watch.

Oct 27 04:30

A bombshell court filing from Michael Flynn's new legal team alleges that FBI agents altered a '302' form - the official record of the former national security adviser's interview - that resulted in the DOJ charging him with lying to investigators.

A bombshell court filing from Michael Flynn's new legal team alleges that FBI agents altered a '302' form - the official record of the former national security adviser's interview - that resulted in the DOJ charging him with lying to investigators.

Early last week Flynn attorney Sidney Powell filed a sealed reply to federal prosecutors' claims that they have satisfied their requirements for turning over evidence in the case. A minimally redacted copy of the reply brief was made public late last week, revealing the plot to destroy Flynn, as reported by The Federalist's Margot Cleveland.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

As long as these institutional jackals, who are supposed to be political- party neutral, continue to play with the lives of people in power in DC, in order to perpetuate their little games of "GOTYA!! politics, We the People have utterly zero representation whatsoever.

This absolutely sickens me, the way in which Democratic "Apparatchiks" care so little about the people of this country, that they find their game so all-consuming (and consuming of our alleged representatives' time ) that it is given the highest priority within their agency.

Henceforward, the acronym FBI will be the abbreviation for Federal Bureau of Incompetence; they have just utterly tarred the reputation of the agency, in a way from which it may never really recover.

When you were a kid, did you ever imagine that the FBI would simply make something up, and lie to Congress and/or the American people, in order to throw a couple of individuals under the proverbial bus, as the old phrase goes?!?

Funny; neither did I.

Oct 26 21:37

Former FBI official James Baker flipped, cooperating with Barr investigation

All of Washington is now talking about the developments in the Barr investigation and the Sidney Powell filing. One America's Jack Posobiec was joined by the leader of a top conservative group for this exclusive interview

Oct 26 21:31

Oklahoma: Taxpayers on the Hook for $12.5 Million After Drunk Man Left in a Restraint Chair for Days Until He Died

Enid, OK — The family of a man who spent his last days alive strapped in a restraint chair suffering a horrifying fate found out this week that they will be receiving $12.5 million as part of a settlement in the death of Anthony Huff.

Oct 26 21:02

FLASHBACK:Newly-Declassified U.S. Government Documents: The West Supported the Creation of ISIS

Judicial Watch has – for many years – obtained sensitive U.S. government documents through freedom of information requests and lawsuits.

The government just produced documents to Judicial Watch in response to a freedom of information suit which show that the West has long supported ISIS. The documents were written by the U.S. Defense Intelligence Agency on August 12, 2012 … years before ISIS burst onto the world stage.

Here are screenshots from the documents. We have highlighted the relevant parts in yellow:

Oct 26 14:26

Former FBI official James Baker flipped, cooperating with Barr investigation - VIDEO

All of Washington is now talking about the developments in the Barr investigation

Oct 26 14:24

Fitton to Trump: Pardon everyone caught up in Mueller's web

FBI agents allegedly manipulated Flynn file; reaction from Judicial Watch president Tom Fitton

Oct 26 14:23

Michael Flynn's attorney makes bombshell claim about FBI -VIDEO

Sidney Powell, Michael Flynn's attorney, on new court filings

Oct 26 12:05

Bullshitting Russia

A new government media report says half of Western reporting about Russia is ‘negative.’ It turns out that a single tabloid journalist writes a lot of it.

Oct 26 10:27

Satellite images prove US smuggling of Syrian oil: Russia?

Russia, citing satellite imagery, says the United States has been smuggling Syrian oil to other countries under the protection of its troops before and after the defeat of the Daesh Takfiri terrorist group in the region.

Oct 26 10:24

Russian MoD says US protects oil smugglers in Syria, offers aerial images as proof

Moscow released photos it claims show the real reason the US wants to keep troops in eastern Syria: to protect the illegal oil trade and reap large profits.

On Saturday, the Russian Defense Ministry published aerial images of what it said is clear proof of Syrian crude oil being massively smuggled outside of the country “under the strong protection of the US.”

Oct 26 09:02

Hundreds of Kentucky miners who have blocked a $1million coal train for TWO MONTHS after being sacked without pay finally win their battle with mine owner and are handed $5.1million deal

Former Blackjewel coal miners end months of protests and a layoff with a $5 million deal for back pay after company's sudden bankruptcy.

Blackjewel's bankruptcy came without the mandatory 60-day advance warning
Before the settlement, miners camped out for two months, blocking a train with a $1million worth of coal from getting to its destination
.
While the miners receive owed salary, vacation pay, retirement and health savings account contributions were not covered in the settlement.

Senator Bernie Sanders reportedly delivered 18 pizzas to the protesting miners.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Good; this appeared to have been peaceful; but ripping off former workers in this way is unconscionable in the extreme.

Oct 26 08:56

One MILLION march in Chile! Furious activists snub military night-time curfew and occupy streets - after 18 were killed and hundreds wounded in on-going protest against government

Almost one million protesters took to the streets of Chile yesterday and stayed through the night in the biggest demonstrations since violence broke out in the capital a week ago.

So far at least 18 people have been killed, hundreds wounded, and millions of dollars worth of damage has been caused.

Demonstrators waving national flags, blowing whistles and horns, wafting incense and bearing placards urging political and social change streamed through the streets, walking for miles from around Santiago to converge on Plaza Italia.

The scenes were replicated in cities around the country.

Protests that started over a hike in public transport fares boiled into riots, arson and looting that have killed at least 18 people, injured hundreds, brought more than 7,000 arrests and caused more than $1.4billion of losses to Chilean businesses.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The effects of these demonstrations remind me of the US government's push to confiscate all US fire-arms, to make the coming "pacification" of Americans more "easy" for government officials; looking at the anger and frustration so many Americans are experiencing right now, I somehow wouldn't hold my breath, that such actions are ultimately going to have the desired effects.

Oct 26 08:41

Charles Hugh Smith: "This Is What Worries Me"

Authored by Charles Hugh Smith via OfTwoMinds blog,

In this disintegrative phase, people are increasingly indignant if their magical-thinking "solution" is challenged.

The turmoil over "facts" and "fake news" is another manifestation. As financial commentator Ben Hunt recently put it, the "tells" are all being manipulated to support a dominant narrative. So the unemployment rate, consumer inflation and the stock market are all manipulated to support the illusion that all is going swimmingly.

As the distance between these fantasy "facts" and experiential reality widen, trust in these "tells" (i.e. trustworthy indicators) declines.

As trust in these "facts" and the "experts" who gin them up declines, the corporate media and authorities double-down in support of their fictitious "facts": any doubters are "conspiracy theorists," purveyors of "fake news," or dastardly Russian stooges repeating "Kremlin talking points."

Oct 26 08:35

"We Want To Keep The Oil"

Authored by Caitlin Johnstone via Medium.com,

“Well you may throw your rock and hide your hand,
workin’ in the dark against your fellow man.
But as sure as God made black and white
what’s down in the dark will be brought to the light.”

~ Johnny Cash/traditional, ‘God’s Gonna Cut You Down’

The Grayzone has an excellent new article out titled “US troops are staying in Syria to ‘keep the oil’ — and have already killed hundreds over it” detailing the many ways the Trump administration has openly admitted that it is keeping US troops in Syria to control the nation’s oil fields so that the Syrian government can’t use it to fund reconstruction efforts.

“We’ve secured the oil, and therefore a small number of US troops will remain in the area where they have the oil,” Trump said in a recent press conference.

“And we’re going to be protecting it. And we’ll be deciding what we’re going to do with it in the future.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Mr. President, a word, please; neither the United States, nor Israel, has the right to invade a sovereign country, and profit from its natural resources, to keep its government from using its natural resources for reconstruction.

And whoever gave you any cock-eyed notion that this was either legal, or moral, should be crate-trained, like a little puppy, so as not to let its foulness further pollute the already criminal opinion so many, both around the world, and within this country, have of the US government right now.

When I was a kid, and easily impressed by public school propaganda, I used to believe that this country would, or could, do no wrong; then came the VietNam War, and I have never been able to trust this government ever since.

And it has not been helping that ever since your inauguration in 2017, you have added a new, and truly ignoble title, to that of the Office of the President of the United States: The United States' Merchant of Death in Chief, a role you obviously relish, particularly with regard to the Saudi monarchy and government, with which the US military and government are deeply "in bed", through the continuation, and aiding and abetting, of Saudi war crimes in Yemen.

When I was a kid, I could never have imagined that I would be living in a country run by war criminals; unfortunately, that has absolutely become the case with the Unhinged, Surveilled State of Amerika, and one can vote, and vote, and vote, hoping and praying something will change, yet nothing ever does; it is simply a case of which war criminals are in power at any given time.

I had so hoped, during the last election cycle, that your administration would, somehow, be different, given your campaign rhetoric, and that those promises about being less war-centric, as a method for the US government to achieve what it wanted, both geopolitically, and financially, might possibly be honored.

They have not been honored, no will they be in the future; simply put, you are just another frightful, massively disappointing caricature of a politician, driven by your obscene obeisance to Tel Aviv, and the financial desires of the people in the military/industrial complex, who surround you. and advise you.

But a question which should be keeping both you, and your advisors, up nights is the following; what is Putin's Russia going to do to keep this oil theft from becoming permanent?!? Mr. President, are you and your advisors ready to bring this country to war against Russia, for defending Syria's sovereignty?!?

Oct 26 08:00

40 Killed, 1,000 Wounded In One Day As Violent Protests Sweep Across Iraq

A surge in violent clashes with police marked another deadly week of protests in Iraq, after two weeks ago over 150 were killed and over 6,000 wounded nationwide when the large-scale demonstrations began.

On Friday over 40 protesters were killed in clashes with police, and according to security sources cited in Reuters, an "Iranian-backed militia opened fire to try to quell renewed demonstrations."

Baghdad's central diplomatic compound area which hosts the heavily fortified American Embassy among others has remained on security lock-down throughout much of the month.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

How in the world would Reuters know that the killings were done by "an Iranian-backed militia"?!?

The short answer is, they don't; Iran was simply a convenient country to blame for this escalation in violence.

Were I a betting woman, I would almost be willing to bet that those militia members doing the shooting and killing, were either American or Israeli military; this would be "the justification" for stopping the American withdrawal from the country, as its leadership is currently demanding.

Could it have been some of Muktada Al Sadr's people, former members of his Mahdi Army, which gave the US and Debathified Sunni militias such grief after the fall of Saddam Hussein?!? Possibly.

But again, why would Al Sadr's people give the US its excuse for staying in-country?!?

The guy may be many things, but stupid is absolutely not one of them; the fact that he is still breathing air, readily testifies to his mental acuity.

Oct 25 11:59

Escobar: Vladimir Putin, Syria's Pacifier-In-Chief

Authored by Pepe Escobar via The Saker blog,

Russia-Turkey deal establishes ‘safe zone’ along Turkish border and there will be joint Russia-Turkey military patrols.

The negotiations in Sochi were long – over six hours – tense and tough. Two leaders in a room with their interpreters and several senior Turkish ministers close by if advice was needed. The stakes were immense: a road map to pacify northeast Syria, finally.

The press conference afterwards was somewhat awkward – riffing on generalities. But there’s no question that in the end Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan managed the near impossible.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

That last paragraph, regarding "Syrian territorial integrity", is nothing less than a miracle here.

But I am very concerned that President Trump has decided to leave US military to guard the oil fields from ISIS; one has to wonder just how soon we may see one, or many, shooting incidents against both Turkish and Russian military.

I am not holding my breath right now, that the US government and military do not want a confrontation here; but again, if that is not the case, why are they not bringing our troops in Syria home?!?

Military action from one NATO member against another, cannot be good for the organization's image, or that of the US for that matter.

And it appears that the President has absolutely no "plan B", if the situation of unwanted troops on Syrian soil brings the shooting war to a head.

Oct 25 11:46

Should Erdogan's Summit With Putin Be Ringing Alarm Bells For NATO?

Authored by Con Coughlin via The Gatestone Institute,

With Turkey seemingly intent on forging an ever-closer relationship with Russian President Vladimir Putin, the time has come to give serious consideration to Ankara's continued membership of the NATO alliance.

When the Turks first became members of NATO back in 1952, it was because their country was seen as a vital bulwark against the Soviet Union. Having Turkey in NATO meant it was easier to monitor the activities of the Soviet Black Sea fleet, and limited Moscow's ability to spread its tentacles into eastern Europe and the Middle East.

Now, thanks to the increasingly anti-Western conduct of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, none of these considerations remains relevant.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Mr. Coughlin, a word, please.

We know who you are and what you represent; The Gatestone Institute The Wikipedia article goes on to state:

'Gatestone Institute is a conservative think tank with a focus on Islam and the Middle East. It was founded in 2008 by Nina Rosenwald, who serves as its president. Former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations and former national security advisor, John R. Bolton, was its chairman from 2013 to March 2018.'

First, I would like to politely ask just what NATO should do with Turkey at this time?!? Invade, perhaps, with Russia coming in to assist the Turks, as they did so remarkably well with Bashar Al Assad's Syria?!?

And what, sir, about the US nuclear missiles, still held at Incirkik?!? Would you suggest some kind of decap strike through which to secure them, then take a beeline out of Turkey, to store them "somewhere safe"?

It looks like the nearest NATO country, and relatively new to NATO participation, is Bulgaria Map: Turkey and Surrounding Countries

We are looking at a nearly 2 hours in, and two hours out; this is way too long to insure safely getting in, and getting out, of Turkey, without affecting a successful decap strike on Istanbul first; at what cost to NATO and Turkish military personnel, Mr. Coughlin?!?

Apparently, Mr. Coughlin has a difficult time getting how NATO has really been ignoring Turkey, as it continues surrounding Russia with NATO troops and equipment in both Europe, and particularly in former Communist entities:

US boosts number of high-precision weapons in sea waters surrounding Russia – Navy chief

Amid rising tensions, NATO chief pitches confrontation with Russia to US Congress

Preperations for War: NATO/US Intelligence Activities Increase around Russian Border

Folks, just because something would be the most ham-fistedly, pig-headedly stupid thing for NATO and the US to do, regarding Russia, is utterly zero guarantee that they won't do it.

And I would like to also politely remind Mr. Coughlin, that the US was attempting to sell Erdogan, his Military, and all of Turkey on a still-flawed, horribly dysfunctional defense system in the F-35 fighter.

F35 Flaws are being hidden, so LOCKHEED-MARTIN can declare that the development phase is done.

Pentagon is battling the clock to fix serious, hither-to, unreported F-35 problems

F-35 Fighter Jets Face Serious Flaws, Report Finds

F-35 faces most critical test

And forgive me, Mr. Coughlin, but why in the name of Heaven, is the US President Trump attempting to "sell" our NATO ally, Edrogan's Turkey, on the concept of buying these still very flawed fighters, when the world has seen precisely how wonderful the Russian S-400 defensive system has worked in Syria?

The point is, sir, when the US and NATO push Turkey away from them, Turkey is going to behave as the one which has been slighted here; that no one in the State Department, Pentagon, or White House saw this coming, was absolutely a catastrophic failure of imagination on their part.

Oct 25 11:03

Watch what you say: Israel controls the narrative

It is interesting to note how the Israel Lobby is able to manage and contain the commentary of groups in America that might normally be critical of Israeli policies vis-à-vis the United States. A recent article by Professor Andrew Bacevich entitled “President Trump, Please End the American Era in the Middle East” is a good example of how self-censorship by authors works. The piece appeared as one of Bacevich’s regular weekly contributions to The American Conservative website under the rubric “Realism and Restraint.”

The article particularly focused on the foreign policy pronouncements of Bret Stephens, the resident neocon who writes for The New York Times. Stephens, per Bacevich, has been urging constant war in the Middle East and worrying lest “we may be witnessing the beginning of the end of the American era in the Middle East.”

Oct 25 10:49

Central Bank Hints At A "Big Reset" And Reveals A Possible Solution

Via Birch Gold Group,

It’s not every day you hear a major financial institution hint at the possibility of the entire economic system collapsing.

The reason major financial institutions (and the mainstream financial media) shy away from a negative outlook on the economy is out of fear of triggering a kind of “self-fulfilling prophecy.” People stampeding to sell stocks and pull money out of banks could cause a vicious cycle of declines and losses.

And so these institutions tend to be positive, no matter what is really happening. But if a hungry bear is standing behind you in the woods, do you want to be “optimistic” and hope it isn’t there?

Maybe reality has finally started to sink in. Zero Hedge captured the stark state of the “system” by quoting an article from the Dutch Central Bank:

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When you hear or see a major bank write, or utter, words like this, it is time to get truly serious about making certain you have only enough cash in the bank to pay the bills, and find ways to invest, other than the US dollar.

But if the Dutch Central Bank is moving their gold reserves to a secured military facility, it appears that they are just about as serious about this as is a heart attack.

Oct 25 10:43

"Apocalypse Near" - Pentagon Warns Climate Change Could Cause US Military Collapse Within 20 Years

Authored by Yves Smith via NakedCapitalism.com,

The Pentagon has long been concerned about the threats climate change pose to stability and how it will lead to conflicts due to mass migration and even more intense competition for scarce resources. In the early 2000s, the military warned that climate change could induce large-scale deaths and migrations out of low-lying areas such as Bangladesh due to storms and flooding.

A recent look at the dangers climate change poses to US military operations, released over the summer by the Army War College, went virtually unnoticed despite offering “Apocalypse Near” scenarios a mere 20 years out. And it isn’t just that very bad things are in the offing; the report finds that “the Department of Defense (DoD) is precariously unprepared for the national security implications of climate change-induced global security challenges.”

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Forgive me, but have the writers of this "report" been channeling Al Gore's and Greta Thunberg's writings, using a dart board to determine what to include, and what to exclude?!?

Because what this feels like, from our Military, is another pitiful bid for yet more money for their already-bloated, unaccountable programs, trying to drum up sympathy by using the "climate change ruse", when they cannot prove just precisely what was done for the last budget round by Congress.

Oct 25 10:34

China Has Quietly Built A New “Great Wall” Cutting Across The Heart Of Europe

"The original Great Wall is a long brick structure that was built to keep northern barbarians out of China during ancient times," a new alarming report in Nikkei Asian Review detailing China's 'new Great Wall' rising in the heart of Europe recalls, but "The modern-day Great Wall in Europe is economic."

Beijing is waging an impressive influence campaign, complete with English-speaking news channels beamed across the Balkans, to "reach out to ex-Communist countries on the periphery of the EU," the report finds, as well as playing host to major China-East European economic summits in places like Dubrovnik, Croatia — site of a major annual conference last April, attended by no less than 17 European countries, including 12 members of the European Union.

And in other Balkan countries like Serbia, still reeling from the 1999 US-NATO bombing of Belgrade and later US-recognition of Kosovo independence, state-owned Chinese companies are active and on the rise.

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I would like to politely mention that, to get what it wants, geopolitically and economically, China makes trade deals and agreements; to get what it wants, geopolitically and economically, the US government rains down war and death.

What is wrong with this picture?!? BLOODY EVERYTHING, FOLKS!!

Oct 25 10:31

PG&E Crashes To All Time Low Over Fears It Will Be Blamed For Latest California Inferno

Shares of California's largest, insolvent utility, PG&E, plunged 26% to a new all time low on Friday...

... amid speculation that the company - which filed for bankruptcy at the start of the year as it was faced with soaring legal liabilities over its involvement in the most destructive California fire in history - would be held liable for the Kincade Fire which is burning in northern California, and has already affected 16,000 acres.

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Prayers for all affected here, and also that the professional and volunteer fire fighters involved can get this blaze out.

But if, in fact, PG & E can be proven culpable, they should be sued out of existence, broken up, and become a true utility company, dedicated to service for all California.

There is a sister article posted, also at zerohedge.com, which deserves some attention as well, and that is:

"My House Could Be Burning Right Now; Los Angeles-menaced by wildfires, burning across California

Oct 25 07:51

State of Injustice — Expert Testifies that Washington State is a “National Model” of Corruption

Part One of an Ongoing Investigative Series: The Titus Case

Seattle, WA. October 24, 2019. A national expert and investigative journalist are alleging that a Washington State case is a “national model” of guardianship and probate fraud. This article principally examines the role of a Seattle law firm in that ongoing case and others.

The larger implication of the case, however, is how that case has exposed a complex and systematic fraud that is allegedly being committed by private law firms, public officials, and guardianship firms who are misappropriating hundreds of millions of dollars – usually from the estates of vulnerable people...

Oct 25 07:05

Tucker Speaks With Ex-NBC Producer On How Mossad Allegedly Tapped His Phones to Cover For Weinstein

Fox News host Tucker Carlson on Tuesday spoke with ex-NBC producer Rich McHugh on how NBC News chairman Andy Lack and NBC News president Noah Oppenheim allegedly shut down Ronan Farrow's story exposing Harvey Weinstein.

Oct 25 07:01

Beijing Slams "Slandering, Arrogant" Pence Speech: "Look In The Mirror" And "Get Your Racist House In Order"

Vice President Mike Pence was called on once again to play the 'bad cop' in Washington's negotiations with China yesterday when he delivered an aggressive speech blasting Beijing's record on human rights. As noted yesterday, in a twice-delayed hawkish speech, Pence defended the pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong, while slamming both Nike and the NBA for kowtowing to Beijing.

Predictably, Beijing struck back on Friday, blasting the US's endemic racism and other problems that have "cast aside its morality and credibility." Hua Chunying, a spokeswoman for China’s foreign ministry, slammed Pence's "arrogance", and insisted that nothing could halt China's development. She also accused Pence of trying to disrupt China’s "unity or internal stability" and said Hong Kong, Taiwan and the far west region of Xinjiang are "internal affairs" that are none of Washington's business, according to Bloomberg.

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(Sigh) Vice-President Pence, a word, sir, please; I seem to have read a Biblical injunction about "taking the moat out of one own's eye, before removing it from someone else's" (this can actually be found as follows: Matthew 7:5)

The US record on human rights, both at home and abroad, has not been stellar, and I hate it when someone who's political system I despise, does hit the nail on the head, as has this person, Ms. Hua Chunying, done.

Ethnic tensions, particularly in our inner cities, still run horrifically high; a gold standard for education, which educates all of our kids to be numerate, literate, good with money, and brilliantly capable of critical thinking, is just not there.

The only thing our kids seem to be groomed for, is how to be content consumers, of both the political codswallop they are force-fed, and wanting "stuff" which will inevitably put them into an horrific debt situation, which their leadership extols as the "new normal."

And please do not have the inimitable gall and hubris, Mr. Vice President, of calling China "racist", when our inner city kids bear the brunt of some really bad decisions made in the Bowels of Power in DC, which include wars for economic gain, in which many of them have fought, and will be fighting, due to the "economic draft" they face, because they never got the skills in school to get out of that trap.

And the hell of this is, sir, that you know that you and your cronies are completely satisfied that it will never be YOUR kids who will have to go through this "economic draft" because of the huge power of sheer nepotism nearly all of you can wave at the world, and have them do your bidding.

Just ask Hunter and Joe Biden about that, if you do not believe me, sir.

Oct 25 06:52

DEAD MEN DON’T NEED IMPEACHMENT. Swamp in Panic: Trump In Danger.

In the Deep State’s current state of mania, an assassination attempt is not only likely but perhaps inevitable. I predict they will have one of their insiders still in the White House do it, or a foreign team (CIA trained) do the hit on his helicopter. Not a single CIA, DOJ, NSA, DNI or Secret Service leftover from Barack Hussein Obama should be allowed near him and then all 17 illegal spy agencies that have so disgraced my nation should be shaken up or even better, shut down.

No other leader in my nation’s history would have the audacity to take on these evil forces—or have a chance of winning other than Donald Trump—and they will do everything possible to take him out before he gets them.

Oct 25 06:39

Third-Party Run? Tulsi Gabbard Says She Won't Seek Re-election To Congress 

Clearly frustrated by her treatment at the hands of the Democratic Party, presidential candidate and Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard announced Friday morning that she will "not be seeking re-election to Congress in 2020," the latest sign that Gabbard, who hails from Hawaii, might be planning a third-party run during the 2020 presidential election.

In recent days, a flurry of stories highlighting Wall Street's fears of an Elizabeth Warren presidency hinted that Democratic power brokers in the industry are looking for a viable third-party candidate to ensure that Warren, who has threatened to hike taxes and break up the biggest banks, never becomes president.

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My late Father was a Democrat; to see the twists, turns, and machinations of a party which got thieving, lying Bill Clinton elected as President for two terms, and attempted to run his wife, Hellary, all over any other possible candidate in 2016, were he alive to see this, would surely have broken his heart.

I wish Gabbard well; she is nearly the only Congressional Representative for whom I have a modicum of respect.

Oct 25 06:35

The DOJ's Russiagate Probe Just Turned Into A Criminal Investigation

What began as an administrative review by the Justice Department into the origins of Russiagate has "shifted" to a criminal inquiry, according to the New York Times, citing two people familiar with the matter.

The move will allow prosecutor John H Durham the power to subpoena documents and witnesses, to impanel a grand jury, and to file criminal charges. Durham's progress has been closely monitored by Attorney General William Barr, who appointed the veteran investigator in May, tasking him with looking into FBI and CIA intelligence gathering operations surrounding the 2016 US election.

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This... is about to get interesting :-)

Oct 24 20:42

How Feminism Destroyed the Family

For in all this discussion hardly any mention was made of the almost universally accepted ideology, feminism, whose central and explicit aim has been to dismantle the supportive role of the male in the family and the family with it. And this is important because our understanding of the impact of both state intervention and the free market on the family is significantly flawed if we leave feminism and the consequences of feminism out of the equation.

This is because state intervention and its destructive effects have been enormously amplified by having to accommodate what is essentially feminist policy. And while the free market should be treated as a tool rather than a religion as Carlson wisely suggests, it is the same source, feminism, which has disastrously exacerbated the free market’s most harmful effects.

Oct 24 20:36

Feminism Was Women’s Great Enemy — Until Transgenderism Came Along

In 1969, 12 high priestesses of radical feminism gathered around a large table to celebrate the Last Supper in Greenwich Village. They enacted a Marxist liturgy beginning with a litany of feminism.

"Why are we here today?" the chairwoman asked. "To make revolution," the sisters chorused in reply.
"What kind of revolution?" she asked. "The Cultural Revolution," they chanted.
"And how do we make Cultural Revolution?" she demanded.
"By destroying the American family!" they answered.
"How do we destroy the family?" she came back.
"By destroying the American Patriarch," they cried exuberantly.
"And how do we destroy the American Patriarch?" she probed.
"By taking away his power!" "How do we do that?"
"By destroying monogamy!" they shouted. "How can we destroy monogamy?"

"By promoting promiscuity, eroticism, prostitution, abortion and homosexuality!" they resoundingly replied.

Oct 24 20:10

BREAKING: Judge Overrules Jury That Blocked Texas Father From Stopping Son's Transgender Transition

Half a victory. This procedure needs to be a Federal Felony. This Judge needs to be impeached and disbarred. The Mother needs to have her parental rights terminated and she needs to be committed to a mental institution for life.

On Thursday, a Texas Judge overruled a jury that decided on Monday that Jefferey Younger, father of seven-year-old boy James Younger, had no conservatorship of his children in terms of medical decisions. This meant that James' mother and Younger's ex-wife, Dr. Anne Georgulas, would have been allowed to continue chemical castration and other gender-changing medical procedures such as puberty blockers, despite the father's wishes. However, the court's ruling today grants conservatorship back Mr. Younger as well as Dr. Georgulas.

Oct 24 19:42

Reports: DOJ Review of Russia Probe Origins Is Now Criminal Investigation

The Department of Justice’s sweeping review into the origins of its Trump-Russia probe is now a criminal investigation, according to the New York Times.

The launch of a criminal probe allows U.S. Attorney John Durham, the prosecutor tapped by Attorney General William Barr to lead the review, to subpoena witnesses for testimony and documents. The move also authorizes Durham to impanel a grand jury and file charges.

“If true, this shows Bill Barr is doing EXACTLY his job: following the facts Those who damaged America and broke the law to spread this hoax are about to face accountability,” Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC) tweeted in response to the Times’ report.

Oct 24 19:38

Of Course President Trump Is Being Lynched

The Constitution and The Bill of Rights are being lynched,first and foremost.

Impeachment is being pushed without authorization from the full House, as in, "The House of Representatives ... shall have the sole Power of Impeachment." The Constitution gives this power not to the speaker or the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, but to "The House," meaning the entire House.

How is the House pushing impeachment? Through a "secret" process rather than through a "due" process. Hearings are conveniently being held clandestinely, since, if the oxymoronic "House Intelligence" Committee holds hearings, everything can be covered under a blanket of "national security." The accusers call witnesses while the defense can only watch, unable to take notes or call their own witnesses, subpoena documents, receive transcripts of the proceedings, or anything else normally afforded the defense under the due process of American jurisprudence.

Oct 24 14:47

The Far Reaching Tentacles Of Barbara Lerner Spectre

Who is the King of Sweden working for?
Barbara Spectre, the founding director of Paideia – the European Institute for Jewish Studies in Sweden, was recently awarded the King’s medal by King Carl Gustav XVI. Spectre received her medal at the Royal Palace for “outstanding contributions to Jewish culture in Sweden and internationally.”

A resident of Jerusalem, Spectre founded Paideia in 2000 in Stockholm.

Oct 24 12:00

Israel's Racism: The Persecution of African Migrants in the Holy Land

About 60,000 African migrants have arrived in Israel since 2006,

Oct 24 11:59

Congressman Confronts Zuckerberg About Censoring Information on Vaccine Safety

By Arjun Walia

The Facts: Senator Bill Posey from Florida recently questioned Mark Zuckerberg during a hearing on Capitol Hill about Facebook’s censorship on information that paints vaccines in a negative light.

Reflect On: Why do proponents of vaccines always use terms like . “anti-vax conspiracy theories” and ridicule instead of simply addressing the points and facts that are made by vaccine safety advocates like Bill Posey?...

Oct 24 11:15

Assange extradition: What happened to British justice and fair play?

Stuart Littlewood views the denial of justice shown to WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange at a London court this week where Judge Vanessa Baraitser has been criticised for lack of impartiality and for appearing to take instructions from US government personnel in the courtroom.>>

Oct 24 11:12

Chemicals used in plastic, soap, cosmetic and cleaning products are linked to lower IQs babies and children

There are 26 chemicals that disrupt hormones in first three months of pregnancy; Children whose mothers had higher exposure had lower IQ scores at age seven.

Blood and urine samples were taken from 718 mothers for the study in Sweden.

The chemicals tested for included bisphenol A (BPA), which is found in plastic food and drink containers, plus pesticides and phthalates, which is used to make plastics more flexible and harder to break.

BPA has long been linked to low sperm counts and infertility in men, as well as breast and prostate cancer, and is banned in Europe from use in baby’s bottles but not other products.

However, the new study found bisphenol F (BPF) – with which many manufacturers have voluntarily replaced BPA – appears to make the highest potential contribution to lowering children’s IQ and so may not be safer.

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PLEASE,to all those out there who read WRH, who are thinking about becoming pregnant, and all the men who love them, go with the science here, and make sure before conception, to do your own " chemicalectomy" of what kinds of products you are bringing home, to insure that your child will develop all of its potentials well.

Oct 24 11:02

Car Bombs Rock Northern Syria After "Hundreds" Of ISIS Prisoners Escape

On Thursday a car bomb detonated in the town of Tal Abyad, wounding several Turkish-backed Syrian fighters outside their militia headquarters, following at least three other similar blasts this week, which targeted various groups fighting in northeast Syria.

The AP reports "There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the bombing" and confirmed that "Similar bombings have taken place in the past in another enclave held for several years by Turkey and its Syrian allies on the northwest part of the border." Multiple civilian casualties have been reported in each case.

This sudden spate of mystery bomb attacks in heavily trafficked civilian areas suggests a resurgent ISIS could already be at work, after this month's Turkish invasion of Syrian Kurdish areas has resulted in mass ISIS prison breaks in the region.

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Oh, you mean that SAME Isis which has been trained, funded, and provided weaponry by the US and Israel?!?

Color me unsurprised here.

Oct 24 10:58

The Harrowing Facts Of Chicago Homicide

Gang violence, drugs, poverty, and a poor educational system are endemic in certain areas, and the city’s Democratic leadership does not seem interested in addressing these issues. Of course, the primary issue in Chicago is arguably the outrageous homicide rate.

Most of the violence is related to gang activity. But Chicago is unique among similarly afflicted cities in that its gang violence problem is not just the result of poverty or cultural issues. One of the worst aspects of these homicides is that very few cases are solved, meaning most of the criminals responsible do not face justice.

Making it easier for people to be wary of communicating with the police is corruption. Many residents in Chicago, Baltimore, and other cities don’t trust law enforcement — and for good reasons. The Chicago Police Department (CPD) has had its share of corruption scandals, many of which don’t get much news coverage.

Oct 24 10:52

Ecuador moves government out of capital as violent protests rage

Ecuador’s president, Lenín Moreno, has said he has moved his government from the capital in Quito to the coastal city of Guayaquil amid violent protests over the end of fuel subsidies.

Images from Quito showed protesters hurling petrol bombs and stones, ransacking and vandalising public buildings as well as clashing with the police in running battles late into the night.

“[This] is not a protest of social dissatisfaction faced with a government decision but the looting, vandalism and violence show there is an organised political motive to destabilise the government,” Moreno said in televised address on Monday, flanked by the vice-president, defence minister and military top brass.

Moreno, 66, who has moved away from the leftwing policies of his predecessor and one-time mentor Rafael Correa, has said he will neither tolerate disorder nor overturn the scrapping of fuel subsidies as part of a package of austerity measures.

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In this current round of Ecuadorian violence, I am very strongly reminded of an incredible quote by President Kennedy; "if peaceful revolution is impossible, violent revolution is inevitable."

I would like to hope that current Ecuadorian President, Lenín Moreno, and his colleagues really understand what that statement means... for both them, and the future of their country.

Oct 24 10:44

‘PRIME EDITING’: SCIENTISTS UNVEIL NEW TOOL TO DESTROY GENETIC DISEASES

SOURCE: RT
It was once limited to the realm of mad scientists in scary movies, but the potential to alter a living human’s genes to eradicate disease is almost within our grasp, thanks to a new cutting-edge gene-editing tool.
The current state-of-the-art gene-editing tool, known as CRISPR-Cas9, is extremely powerful. But its lack of precision, high error rate and limited scope hamper its ability to treat human genetic diseases.

Now, a new tool developed by researchers at MIT and Harvard has the potential to correct 89 percent of the more than 75,000 human genetic mutations known to cause diseases.

Dubbed “prime editing”, the tool is capable of extremely precise editing, and could herald a new era of improved genetic manipulation, according to the team.

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Color me a little troubled here; yes, we could see the end of many, horrific, heart and body breaking diseases here; what a blessing!

But in the back of this rather skeptical mind runs the possibility; could this be weaponized, potentially by one of the major economic powerhouses on this planet, and used as a weapon of mass destruction against people whose government structure they don't like?!?

Please, don't think for one moment, that there aren't some people, somewhere adjacent to the world's military/industrial complexes, who are not salivating to make this concept a weapon, and destroy whole populations around the world; think of Turkey and the Kurds; think of Israel and the Palestinians; think of China and the Uighurs; think of Myanmar and the Rhakines.

Given this possible scenario, the technology looks a little less "pretty" in terms of actual implementation, than it did before.

Oct 24 10:33

NYT EDITS STORY TO HIDE HILLARY’S ACCUSATION RUSSIA IS GROOMING TULSI GABBARD

SOURCE: SUMMIT.NEWS

The New York Times stealth edited a story to hide Hillary Clinton’s claim that Tulsi Gabbard was being groomed by Russia, instead making it appear as though Clinton had said Republicans were grooming Gabbard.

The New York Times initially reported Clinton’s comments accurately, writing that Hillary said “Russia was “grooming” Representative Tulsi Gabbard of Hawaii as a third-party candidate for president.”

NYT just stealth edited the original story about Hillary Clinton to claim that she didnt say the Russians were grooming Tulsi But that Republicans were

There is no correction, no notice, this was done quietly

original story - https://t.co/DV3bGJ2oot pic.twitter.com/2GIx1cKoBW

— Tim Pool (@Timcast) October 23, 2019
However, this line was subsequently changed with no notice that the edit had been made to say that Clinton said “Republicans were “grooming her as a third-party candidate for president.”

AFTER

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Typical abominable Clintonista behaviour, courtesy, of course, of the NY Slimes.

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