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Nov 03 14:21

Iran Urges Russia To Ditch The Dollar, Isolate America

Iran has suggested isolating the US by ditching the dollar during a meeting yesterday with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Tehran.

Remonstrating against US threats to impose new sanctions and cancel the nuclear agreement, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei branded the US an enemy and urged Moscow to completely sever ties with the US currency:

"By ignoring the negative propaganda of the enemies, that seek to weaken relations between countries, we can nullify US sanctions, using methods such as eliminating the dollar and replacing it with national currencies in transactions between two or more parties; thus, isolate the Americans.”
As The Express reports, Putin met Iranian political leaders in an effort to nurture a warming relationship strengthened since Donald Trump recently threatened to abandon the international nuclear deal with Iran reached in 2015.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

By one-handedly decertifying the P5+1 deal, President Trump is pushing Iran into the arms of Russia, at every level possible.

Nov 03 14:16

Record 95.4 Million Americans Are No Longer In The Labor Force As 968,000 Exit In One Month

In what was otherwise a mediocre jobs report, in which the establishment survey reported that a lower than expected 261K jobs were added to the post-Hurricane economy, the biggest surprise was not in the Establishment survey, but the household, where the unemployment rate tumbled once more, sliding to a new cycle low of 4.1%, for all the wrong reasons, because a quick look at the participation rate metrics showed that in October there was a sharp decline, with the labor force part. rate sliding from 63.1% to 62.7%, back to 4 decade lows...

Nov 03 14:14

Obama Admin Lied; New Memos Reveal Uranium One Exports To "Europe And Asia" Via Canada

As the mainstream media continues to obsess over $100,000 worth Facebook ads allegedly purchased by Russian spies in 2016 seeking to throw the presidential election, behind the scenes, far removed from the sight of CNN and MSNBC, the Uranium One scandal, in which the Obama administration approved a deal that handed a Russian-controlled corporation 20% of America's uranium reserves despite the existence of an FBI investigation into ongoing illegal bribery, extortion and money laundering schemes, is slowly spiraling out of control...despite CNN's continued ignorance of the topic.

By now we're sure that most of our readers are well aware that Obama's approval of the Uranium One deal seemingly landed the Clinton Foundation some $145 million in donations and a $500,000 speaking gig for former President Bill Clinton from a very thankful Russian bank...if not, here are a couple of recent posts on the topic as a recap:

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Drip...Drip...Drip...

Nov 03 14:10

US Launches First Airstrike Against ISIS Fighters In Somalia

The Pentagon’s gradually escalating combat mission in Somalia reached another important milestone Friday - one of many that have occurred since the inauguration of President Donald Trump - when the military revealed that it had carried out the first airstrikes against Islamic State-linked fighters in Somalia.

The news comes as ISIS forces in Syria were driven out of their last remaining patch of territory as Syrian Army forces retook the eastern city of Deir Ezzor, inspiring even anti-Assad pundits to marvel at the Army’s advance against seemingly insurmountable odds.

A US official told the Associated Press the strikes were carried out in northeastern Somalia, with the first around midnight local time and the second later in the morning. The official was not authorized to discuss the mission publicly so spoke on condition of anonymity.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The US government is in Somalia for the same reasons it is occupying large swathes of real estate in so many other countries; to regime change the government toward a US/Western-centric stance; to expropriate natural resources to which the US government has absolutely no moral right; and to insure that those resources are sold only in US dollars, and to countries of which we approve.

No real surprise here.

Nov 03 13:38

Is Trump Planning Escalated US Aggression in Syria?

According to Major General James Jarrard, head of US special operations in Syria and Iraq, 4,000 Pentagon troops are in Syria. Trump claimed 500.

It’s an open secret that far more US military personnel are deployed in combat and other theaters, Pentagon commanders suppressing what’s vital to know.

Trump claimed around 5,300 US troops in Iraq. The actual force may be double or triple this number. Their regional presence has nothing to do with combating ISIS, a scourge Washington supports, along with al-Qaeda, its al-Nusra offshoot and other terrorist groups, used to advance America’s imperium.

Russia and Washington submitted separate Security Council resolutions on extending the OPCW/UN Joint Investigative Mechanism (JIM), investigating use of CWs in Syria, falsely blamed on Damascus despite no evidence proving it.

Russia wants the JIM extended until May 16, 2018. Washington proposed another 24 months.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

What confounds me about this Presidency, and the people President Trump has around him is an appalling lack of imagination regarding any way to resolve any geopolitical situation, other than war.

Nov 03 13:32

A Currency War Will Escalate as China’s ‘Petro-Yuan’ Is Set to Challenge the U.S. Military-Backed ‘Petro-Dollar’

One quote that always crosses my mind regarding the decline of the U.S. dollar and the state of geopolitics associated with it, is by Gerald Celente, founder of the Trends Research Institute who said that “When all else fails, they take you to war.”

As the U.S. dollar continues to lose its status as the world’s premiere reserve currency, the reality of a world war seems inevitable, especially when major countries such as China, Russia and Iran are making strategic moves to bypass the U.S. dollar in favor of other currencies such as China’s ‘Petro-Yuan’. China has made the decision to price oil in their own currency the “Yuan” by a new gold-backed futures contract which will change the dynamics of the world’s economy. China is preparing to launch the petro-Yuan later this year that will eventually threaten the U.S. dollar as the world’s reserve currency.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

What Karl Marx said about all wars being economic in origin seems to cast a profound shadow on this country 21st century, with so many countries on the US government's and military's "hit list", in terms of regime changing them, and forcing them back to using the US petrodollar.

Nov 03 13:02

Defense Department: The War On Terror Has Cost $250 Million A Day For 16 Years

American taxpayers have spent $1.46 trillion on wars abroad since September 11, 2001.

The Department of Defense periodically releases a “cost of war” report. The newly released version, obtained by the Federation of American Scientists Secrecy News blog, covers the time from the September 11th terrorist attacks through mid-2017.

The Afghanistan War from 2001 to 2014 and Iraq War from 2003 to 2011 account for the bulk of expenses: more than $1.3 trillion. The continuing presence in Afghanistan and aerial anti-ISIS operations in Iraq and Syria since 2014 have cost a combined $120 billion.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is an utterly insanely astronomical number!!!

Nov 03 12:58

25 Killed in Fighting Between Turkish Troops and Kurds Near Iraq Border: Turkey Says 12 Kurds Killed Trying to Flee Into Iraq

Fighting was reported in Turkey’s southeast Hakkari Province on Thursday, along the Iraqi border, with at least eight Turkish soldiers killed and 17 Kurdish fighters, who the Turkish government identified as members of the PKK.

Fighting began early in the day, when PKK members were crossing through the mountains near the border and got in a clash. Five Kurdish fighters were killed, along with the Turkish forces. Helicopters were deployed to the border to look for more.

In the course of that search, Turkey spotted another 12 Kurds trying to flee into Iraq. Warplanes quickly attacked and killed all of them, and identified all of the slain as PKK, though it doesn’t appear there was any fighting in this case.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

It was only a matter of time before something like this happened....

Nov 03 12:55

White House Says World ‘Running Out of Time’ on North Korea

White House officials are again talking about the idea that the soaring tensions with North Korea have a time limit attached to them, and at some point time will “run out” and the US will do something particularly rash, presumably starting a war.

H.R. McMaster says that President Trump will be touring the Pacific next week to inform the world that time is running out, and in particular to pressure China to “do more” against North Korea to try to force them to make concessions.

This appears to be built on the long-standing assumption within the administration that China could readily “solve” North Korea, and the fact that they aren’t doing so is an insult to the US. At other times, US officials have conceded that China doesn’t have near as much influence as they initially thought.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

There are moments with President Trump, particularly in the arena of foreign policy, in which he does appear to take on the characteristics of a very blunt instrument; and as someone who describes himself as a great negotiator, he frequently disappoints me, and causes me great concern for the future of this planet.

Not everything can be "resolved" by waging or declaring war, and the current impasse with North Korea is one of of those areas which most probably cannot be resolved through the waging of war. And of course, the personal insults against Kim Jung Un have not helped in the diplomatic gulf between Kim and President Trump.

What this country desperately needs right now, is a "Department of Peace", which demonstrates positive ways of resolving geopolitical issues which don't require hittng people about the head and shoulders with bombs or bullets. And I am talking realistic, meticulously crafted well thought-out scenarios which can make a difference in resolving problems.

Nov 03 12:38

THE DHS IS BUYING A NEW DATABASE TO STORE BIOMETRICS FOR 500 MILLION PEOPLE

The DHS's old "IDENT" database is full, with 240,000,000 records in a system designed to hold 200,000,000; so they're paying arms-dealers and erstwhile comic-book superheroes Northrop Grumman $93,000,000 to develop a new system called Homeland Advanced Recognition Technology (HART), which will grow to encompass biometrics for 500,000,000 people, including hundreds of millions of Americans.

Many of those half a billion identities are likely to belong to US citizens. An earlier post on Privacy News Online explained how the proposed Building America’s Trust Act would require facial recognition to be deployed at US airports “to the greatest extent practicable”, while a “biometric exit system” would be established at the busiest airports, seaports and land crossings. The bill would also allocate $125 million to upgrade the automatic license plate readers used by US Customs and Border Protection. These systems will inevitably capture information about millions of Americans.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I still have to ask; is this new technology really going to keep us safe?!?

I'm a Christian pacifist activist and composer, and conduct two English-speaking choirs at my local Methodist Church; I am hardly the person who could ever, intelligently, be mistaken for a violent radical of any kind. How could I ever be construed as a threat?!?

My late dad was an aircraft instrument mechanic, and a very careful, meticulous one, and I used to love to fly; now, with the nightmare it is gettng through TSA at the airport, I detest flying, and will do it just as little as I possibly can.

After 9/11, this country's legal processes seemed to stumble backwards into Code Napoleon Law, the premise of which is that one was considered guilty, before you could be found innocent, which absolute goes completely against the essence and spirit of American due process.

We are highly unlikely to find that place again, unless we, as a country and a people, are ready, and willing to peacefully demand a return to the rights and priveleges which used to be afforded to us through the Constitution and Bill of Rights.

Nov 03 10:33

AG SESSIONS CALLS FOR PERMANENT RENEWAL OF ‘DOMESTIC SPYING PROGRAM’

US Attorney General Jeff Sessions is pushing to permanently renew the controversial section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) following Tuesday’s terrorist attack that killed eight people in Manhattan.

Speaking to law enforcement officials and attorneys at the Southern District US Attorney's office in lower Manhattan on Thursday, Sessions outlined a three-pronged security strategy, including President Donald Trump’s embattled travel ban, securing government access to electronic devices, and surveillance of non US citizens overseas, calling it “not a political matter, but a safety matter.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

But could the enforcement of such draconian laws have actually prevented the horrific tragedy which happened this last week in New York?!?

That would mean an Orwellian, Big Brother, surveillance of every electronic device every single man, woman, and child had on this planet.

Nov 03 10:21

CALIFORNIANS TAINTED BY ‘ROUNDUP’ HERBICIDE CHEMICAL

Levels of the herbicide Roundup in human urine have increased dramatically among California residents in the past two decades, a new study reports.

Roundup (glyphosate) is used to protect genetically modified corn and soy crops from weeds and also is used on wheat and oats, said the study’s lead author, Paul Mills. He is a professor of family medicine and public health at the University of California, San Diego.

Urine collected from 100 Californians between 1993 and 2016 show that glyphosate levels have gone up with the advent of genetically modified crops, Mills said.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I loved the follow-on statement by one of their contributors:

"Roundup (glyphosate) is used to protect genetically modified corn and soy crops from weeds"

It seems Roundup is also used to protect GMO corn and soy from humans. To be fair they consider most humans to be pests.

Nov 03 09:35

DEMOCRATS IN DENIAL OVER BRAZILE ALLEGATIONS THAT FURTHER CONFIRM PRIMARY WAS RIGGED

Evidence that the Democratic National Committee rigged the 2016 presidential primary in favor of Hillary Clinton has been known for well over a year. But the leadership of the Democratic Party has refused to address evidence, preferring to “move forward” by coercing Democrats who supported Bernie Sanders into uniting with the very elements of the party responsible for losing to President Donald Trump.

Now, former interim DNC chair Donna Brazile has given credence to claims that the DNC rigged the primary, which is what members of the Sanders campaign and supporters have repeatedly asserted—even though most DNC officials or Clinton supporters treat such claims as the product of sexism or downright foolishness.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Brazile, and this book, are indicative that Clinton is about to be thrown under the proverbial bus, and relegated to the dustbin of history.

And to the current DNC leadership, Tom Perez, and beyond: you had better sever all relations with Ambassador Clinton, as she has just become Kryptonite to any American voter she ever managed to hoodwink before.

Celebrate, or uplift her, at your party's peril; all of that dirty laundry surrounding her and Bill and their corrupt rise power, is about to come tumbling down, in a gigantic, toxic cascade.

Nov 03 08:20

How the DPRK riddle is freaking out the US establishment

China and Russia to provide US option to resolve DPRK.

Asia-Pacific is where the real action is – geopolitically and geoeconomically.

The 19th Party Congress has made it very clear that “socialism with Chinese characteristics” – as codified by President Xi Jinping – is China’s road map ahead.

Nov 03 04:13

How Pharma Sabotaged the Drug Enforcement Agency and Caused Hundreds of Thousands of Deaths

The three largest drug distributors — Cardinal Health, McKesson and AmerisourceBergen — control as much as 90 percent of the opioid distribution in the U.S., and according to Rannazzisi, they were most certainly aware of the fact that the suspiciously large orders they filled were killing tens of thousands of people each year. The drug makers facilitated these killings as well, by falsely testifying to their safety and low risk of addiction when used for pain. This lie allowed hundreds of thousands of Americans to become addicted and tens of thousands die over the past two decades. As addiction rose, so did “pill mills” — so-called pain clinics that did little more than distribute narcotics. In Rannazzisi’s words, the rapid rise in opioid abuse “made the whole crack epidemic look like nothing.” The main difference was that opioids were distributed by medical professionals rather than street gangs.

Nov 03 03:13

Prepare for a new age of American propaganda

Official state-sponsored American propaganda police enlisted to monitor the internet, shut down “disinformation” and peddle the American government’s approved version of any given story with the help of tech billionaires don’t exactly sound like the kind of correction needed to best insulate democracy in the U.S. from outside influence. But that’s the correction we’re going to get.

Nov 03 02:58

Washington Corruption — It’s unparalleled, says Paul Craig Roberts.

In US federal courts today, charges no longer have to be proven, just asserted. If Trump’s surrender to the military/security complex and abandonment of his intention to normalize relations with Russia do not suffice to make Trump acceptable to the military/security complex, Mueller can squeeze Manafort until Manafort agrees to whatever story Mueller hands him. The last thing Manafort or Trump can count on is justice. There has been no justice in the US “Justice” system for decades.

Nov 03 02:56

Orwell: History Stopped in 1936 — Everything since is propaganda.

If true, Orwell’s reflections lead to some frightening conclusions, namely, that the propaganda of the past is now our “history”, that the propaganda we see in the news today will one day be studied by future generations as “truth”, and that reality stretches ever further beyond our grasp in an age of relativism and mass media.

Nov 02 11:25

Damascus Calls Israel 'Agent of Terrorism' After Airstrike on Syrian Factory

Tel Aviv and Damascus that have been in the state of war since the establishment of the State of Israel in 1948, have repeatedly exchanged tit-for-tat attacks.
BEIRUT (Sputnik) — The Syrian Foreign Ministry has sent a letter to the UN Security Council over an Israeli airstrike on a copper factory in Hassia area in Syria's Homs province, according to the ministry's documents published on Thursday.

"Yet another aggression of Israel… shows that Israeli authorities are not satisfied with the state terrorism against the Arab population in occupied Palestine, Syria and Lebanon. They want to play the role of the official agent of terrorism," the ministry's document read, as quoted by the SANA news agency.

Damascus' statement comes a day after a Lebanese security service source told Sputnik that Israeli aircraft had carried out an attack on targets in Syria from Lebanon's airspace.

READ MORE: Israel Carries Out Airstrike Against Syrian Targets From Lebanon's Airspace

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Israel has best be careful not to annoy Russia too much with these kinds of activities, because the pilots flying these missions may get a very unpleasant surprise from Russian military activity in Syria.

Nov 02 11:20

DOJ Considers Charging 6 Russians In DNC Hack: WSJ

n a bombshell early morning report, the Wall Street Journal - the same news organization that published claims about Kaspersky Labs’ international espionage efforts that were swiftly refuted by the German government - said the US Department of Justice is preparing to bring criminal charges against more than six members of the Russian government who it believes are responsible for the hacking of the DNC.

If the DOJ follows through, the charges are expected to be announced early next year.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I am having a Picard double-face palm upon reading this.

Does ANYONE in the US DOJ have the capabilty to read English?!?

Because if they did, they might have seen the following article, by Julian Assage at DemocracyNow, last year Assange: Why I Created WikiLeaks’ Searchable Database of 30,000 Emails from Clinton’s Private Server

He goes on to state the following:

"In March, WikiLeaks launched a searchable archive for over 30,000 emails & email attachments sent to and from Hillary Clinton’s private email server while she was secretary of state. The 50,000 pages of documents span from June 2010 to August 2014; 7,500 of the documents were sent by Hillary Clinton. The State Department released the emails as a result of a Freedom of Information Act request."

This Russia bashing, when it appeared that Russia had absolutely no part in this, is the equivalent of the following "tortured logic":

Your coffee tastes bad?!? Blame Russia

Can't find your shoe?!? Blame Russia

Lost your email?!? Blame Russia.

But the familiar combination of demonization for things a country did't do (like Russia's alleged "annexation" of Crimea, which never happened), coupled with sanctions, are usually preludes to trade wars, if not shooting wars.

What the DOJ has done, with these potential charges, is to telegraph about when we can see a trade war, or worse, against Russia; potentially late spring, if the DOJ goes through with this.

Nov 02 10:13

What's Driving Social Discord: Russian Social Media Meddling Or Soaring Wealth/Power Inequality?

Core to this narrative is the view that the elites and technocrats have engaged in a massive, coordinated official/media propaganda campaign of fake news aimed at persuading the bottom 95% that their prosperity and financial security are expanding when the reality is they have lost ground they will never be able to recover.

This propaganda campaign includes official (i.e. gamed/distorted) statistics such as unemployment and inflation, a reliance on the manipulated stock market to "signal widespread prosperity" and a steady drumbeat of corporate media coverage promoting the Boris and Natasha Narrative as the primary source of all our troubles.

The reality the elites must mask is that the few (the elites) have benefited at the expense of the many. The rising tide of financialization, globalization and neofeudal-neocolonial neoliberalism has not raised all boats; the yachts have floated higher while the rowboats have either sunk or are leaking badly.

Nov 02 10:08

Moms of Vaccine-Damaged Kids, Update Nov. 2017

A Few Concerning Examples:

1) The grandchild of a friend has a potentially fatal peanut allergy. How? From peanut oil in vaccines.

2) Children not blest with adequate nutrition in utero, and then fed GMO-junk, by poor or unaware parents, seem to be more vulnerable to vaccine-harm.

To what exactly?

To allergies, auto-immune diseases, "failure to thrive", to Learning Disabilities, to Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).

3) US children are the most vaccinated in the world, and the least healthy.

4) The Amish, however, do not vaccinate their children. They produce robust farm kids, un-afflicted by Autism. The Amish, who don’t get vaccinated, rarely get autism, cancer, or heart disease - coincidence?

Nov 02 09:59

Nunes: Dems Suddenly Very Interested in Viewing DOJ Dossier Docs They Didn't Want Subpoenaed

Investigators from the House Intelligence Committee were finally able to get a peek at classified documents related to the controversial anti-Trump dossier behind closed doors at the Justice Department this week, Fox News reported. The committee's chairman, Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA), subpoenaed the FBI and the Justice Department over two months ago for documents relating to the Russia dossier.

Nunes told Fox News that in a bizarre turn of events, Democrats from the committee, who had argued all year that there was no need for a subpoena, were the first ones to show up at the DOJ on Tuesday to view the documents.

Republican investigators have been trying to find out how much, if at all, federal law enforcement officers relied on the "dodgy dossier" that was compiled by the opposition research firm Fusion GPS and funded by the Clinton campaign, the Democratic National Committee, and possibly Obama for America in 2016.

Nov 02 09:56

WOW! Hannity Reveals Mueller’s Right Hand Man Signed Plea Deal In Clinton-Uranium One Case (VIDEO)

Fox News host Sean Hannity isn’t letting Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s indictment of former Trump campaign chair Paul Manafort distract from the real scandal– The Clinton-Uranium One deal.

According to Hannity, Fox News Legal Contributor Gregg Jarrett discovered both Deputy Attorney General Ron Rosenstein and Mueller’s right hand man, Andrew Weissmann, former head of the fraud unit at Obama/Holder’s Justice Department, signed the plea agreement of the Russian businessman embroiled in the Clinton-Uranium One case.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Drip...drip...drip.....

Nov 02 09:43

As Senators Debate Endless War, Activists Call for Resurgence of Antiwar Movement

Mattis and Tillerson pushed back against proposals for limitations, arguing that a renewed AUMF should not include restrictions on where US forces can operate geographically, what resources they can use and how long they can be there. The Trump administration asserts -- as the Bush and Obama administrations did before it -- that the president and Pentagon have broad authority to wage war against Islamic extremists around the world.

"We cannot afford to have any gap in terms of our authorities," Tillerson said.

Nov 02 09:37

Barack Obama: Breitbart News Shifted Entire Media Narrative During 2016 Election

Obama has frequently expressed his frustration with the freedom of the internet, calling for it to be regulated.

Nov 02 09:37

Walls and Militarized Police: How Israel Is Exporting Its Occupation to the US

Israeli footprints are becoming more apparent in the US security apparatus. Such a fact does not bode well for ordinary Americans.

US Senate Bill S.720 should have been a wake-up call. The Bill, drafted by the Israel lobby group, American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC), as part of its “2017 Lobbying Agenda” is set to punish any individual or company that boycotts Israel for its violation of Palestinian human rights.

The severe punishment could reach a million dollars in fines, and up to 20 years in jail. Although political boycott has been sanctioned by the US Supreme Court, the Congress wants to make a boycott of Israel the exception, even it means the subversion of US democracy.

Still, protests are largely muted. The mainstream US media is yet to take US lawmakers to task, as hundreds of those elected representatives have already endorsed the unacceptable initiative.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I will continue to logically, intelligently criticize Israel with regard to its treatment of the Palestinians until free speech is no longer allowed in this country.

Nov 02 09:29

WALLS AND MILITARIZED POLICE: HOW ISRAEL IS EXPORTING ITS OCCUPATION TO US

U.S. Senate Bill S.720 is set to punish any individual or company that boycotts Israel for its violation of Palestinian human rights. Israeli footprints are becoming more apparent in the U.S. security apparatus. Such a fact does not bode well for ordinary people from the United States. U.S. Senate Bill S.720 should have been a wake-up call. The bill, drafted by the Israel lobby group, U.S. Israel Public Affairs Committee, as part of its “2017 Lobbying Agenda” is set to punish any individual or company that boycotts Israel for its violation of Palestinian human rights.

Nov 02 09:25

THE DHS IS BUYING A NEW DATABASE TO STORE BIOMETRICS FOR 500 MILLION PEOPLE

The DHS's old "IDENT" database is full, with 240,000,000 records in a system designed to hold 200,000,000; so they're paying arms-dealers and erstwhile comic-book superheroes Northrop Grumman $93,000,000 to develop a new system called Homeland Advanced Recognition Technology (HART), which will grow to encompass biometrics for 500,000,000 people, including hundreds of millions of Americans.

Nov 02 08:37

Israel Attacks Syria’s Homs Province, Syria Fires Anti-Aircraft Missiles

The latest in a growing number of Israeli airstrikes against Syrian territory appears to have been one of the most ambitious yet, striking deep into the Homs Province, near the Lebanese border and destroying what was said to be a weapons depot for the Syrian military.

The attack destroyed the site, and provoked retaliatory fire from Syrian air defense, who fired a number of surface-to-air missiles at the Israeli warplanes. Israeli officials say none of their planes were hit in the incident.

Where this is all leading is another matter, however. Israel has been very public about being upset that the Assad government is winning the Syrian War, and with ISIS and al-Qaeda both on the ropes, Syria may not feel so overwhelmed by existing fights that they feel incapable of retaliating. Likewise, Russia’s patience with Israeli attacks has always been tentative, at best, and could quickly dry up.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

That the Israeli government believes that it can continue to bomb Syria with impunity (due to the alleged "growing Iranian influence" there)will not be taken lightly by either the Syrian government, or the Russian government, which has been invited to get rid of all jihadists in the country.

Israel is probably more in danger if Russian patience snaps, because at that point, their military initiating these attacks could run into some very unpleasant surprises.

Nov 02 08:37

Canada Pays Hush Money To Silence MKULTRA Victim's Daughter - #NewWorldNextWeek - corbettreport

Published on Nov 2, 2017Welcome to New World Next Week – the video series from Corbett Report and Media Monarchy that covers some of the most important developments in open source intelligence news. This week:

Nov 02 08:30

Iraq Threatens to Resume Invasion of Kurdish Territory

The Iraqi military offensive against Iraqi Kurdistan has been on pause since Friday, but may soon be resuming, according to Iraqi Joint Operations Command, who are accusing the Kurds of using the ceasefire talks to “buy time.”

Iraqi officials say the Kurds are in particular delaying the transfer of control of border crossings between Iraqi Kurdistan and Iran, Syria, and Turkey. Iraq ordered all crossings closed and all flights banned out of Kurdish airports.

They believe the Kurds are trying to hold off on any more concessions while keeping the talks going, to give the Peshmerga time to set up new defenses, and some Iraqi officials seem keen to just resume the offensive and take more territory.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

We may well be looking at a new civil war in Iraq, between the Kurds and the Iraqi military here.

Nov 02 07:45

Gitmo judge sends Marine general lawyer to 21 days confinement for disobeying orders

The USS Cole case judge Wednesday found the Marine general in charge of war court defense teams guilty of contempt for refusing to follow the judge’s orders and sentenced him to 21 days confinement and to pay a $1,000 fine.

Air Force Col. Vance Spath also declared “null and void” a decision by Marine Brig. Gen. John Baker, 50, to release three civilian defense attorneys from the capital terror case. The lawyers resigned last month over a covert breach of attorney-client privilege involving something so secretive at the terror prison that the public cannot know.

Wednesday evening, with Baker confined to his quarters in a trailer park behind the courthouse, Judge Spath issued another order: Directing the three lawyers — Rick Kammen, Rosa Eliades and Mary Spears — to litigate Friday in the death-penalty case against Abd al Rahim al Nashiri remotely from the Washington D.C., area by video feed to Guantánamo.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

All of which leads me to the speculation; was this guy, perchance, a patsy, to be crucified legally, then executed for something he absolutely did not do?!?

This very brazen show of force by Judge Spath against Baker does not speak very highly of the judicial process going on here, and that Spath wants to see his "orders" followed through to a lightning-quick death penalty conviction of al Nashiri, before some new evidence might be presented, which could possibly unravel the case to the point of no return, just makes me wonder.

Nov 02 07:37

Why Medieval Cats Approved of the Plague

From the 12th century onward there were two distinct attitudes to cats. For many people the cat population operated as important rodent-controllers, and every so often a cat would go beyond being a mere working animal and become a welcome pet inside the house. Working cats and house cats were always popular, but now a negative attitude began to run alongside the friendly one. For some people, the cat was now seen as an evil animal, in league with the Devil. For them, the cat needed to be persecuted if Satan and his followers were to be defeated.

In the following century Pope Gregory IX added his voice to the campaign against the evil cat. He was intent on stamping out a sect of Devil-worshippers in Germany who involved black cats in their rituals.
Webmaster addition: This is what allowed the rats whose fleas carryied the Black Plague to run rampant across Europe.

Nov 02 07:31

3 WAYS THE NYC TERRORIST ATTACK PROVES THE ‘WAR ON TERROR’ IS A FAILURE AND SIMPLY PROPAGANDA

A truck attack in New York City that killed eight people on Tuesday is now being hailed the “Deadliest Terrorist Attack in New York Since 9/11,” after the suspect reportedly pledged allegiance to ISIS and left a note at the scene. But there are a few glaring reminders that the War on Terror should have prevented the latest “lone-wolf” attack to be sensationalized by the mainstream media.

Saipov was not a Syrian refugee, and he was not an illegal immigrant. If he did have connections to ISIS, then the elaborate billion-dollar mass surveillance industry used by the U.S. government to spy on innocent citizens should have picked up on the red flags.

Although the U.S. has restricted travel and attempted to place even stricter bans on countries such as Iraq, Syria, Libya, Somalia and Yemen—all nations where the U.S. has conducted illegal drone strikes and killed innocent civilians—it seems to have completely missed Uzbekistan.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

It is absolutely no secret, to those who are paying attention, that the US has been funding and training ISIS members in Syria, as an attempt to destabiliize the country.

America created al Qaeda and the Isis Terror Group

Nov 02 07:22

TWITTER ADMITS IT BURIED "PODESTA EMAIL", DNC TWEETS AHEAD OF THE PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION

It was approximately one year ago, when angry tweeters alleged that Jack Dorsey et al., were purposefully censoring and "suppressing" certain content on Twitter, namely anything to do with the leaked DNC and John Podesta emails, as well as hashtags critical of Hillary Clinton while "shadow-banning" pro-Donald Trump content. We can now confirm that at least one part of the above was true, because during today's Senate hearing, Twitter admitted it "buried", which is another word for censored, significant portions of tweets related to hacked emails from the Democratic National Committee and Clinton campaign chair John Podesta in the months heading into the 2016 presidential campaign.

As Daily Caller's Peter Hasson reports, Twitter’s systems hid 48 percent of tweets using the #DNCLeak hashtag and 25 percent of tweets using #PodestaEmails, Twitter general counsel Sean Edgett said in his written testimony to the Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Suppressing the truth?!?

Now, why would Twitter ever do a thing like that?!?!?

Nov 02 07:17

VIDEO OF NYC TERRORIST INSTANTLY RELEASED—STILL NO VIDEO OF VEGAS SHOOTER DESPITE 1000S OF CAMERAS

Tuesday afternoon, a suspect, identified as Sayfullo Habibullaevic Saipov, according to two law enforcement sources, rented a pickup truck, drove it onto a busy bicycle path and mowed down innocent people before getting out and brandishing toy guns. Almost immediately after the horrific attack that left 8 dead and a dozen more injured, video of Saipov, an Uzbekistan native, was released.

There were multiple videos, taken from multiple angles showing the attacker flee the truck and run through traffic.

From @marygeorgant on scene: Tawhid Kabir, 20, took this video on Snapchat of possible suspect in NYC existing truckhttps://t.co/B1n6dyqemf pic.twitter.com/GOW3EAFr0w

— Tom Namako (@TomNamako) October 31, 2017

Police eventually caught Saipov, who they say is a “lone wolf” attacker. Nearly as fast as the video was released, so were the declarations that this attack was “an act of terrorism.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

And now, we have the following "gem", courtesy of Matt Agorist at blalcklisted news, which is interestingly telling in that the FBI interviewed this guy two years ago:

The FBI interviewed this man two years before the terror attack in New York

So, what do we have here?!? A coverup?!? An attempt to get the independent media misdirected and distracted from Uranium One and Dossiergate?!?

That would be my suspicion.

Nov 02 07:06

ISRAELI COMPANIES IN TALKS TO INVEST IN SAUDI ARABIA’S “SMART CITY”

Several Israeli companies are in talks with the Public Investment Fund of Saudi Arabia about business opportunities in the Kingdom’s new “smart city”, according to documents obtained by the Jerusalem Post.

The Israeli daily claims to have seen correspondence confirming economic cooperation between Arab diplomats and businessmen in Tel Aviv; Israeli firms will reportedly be competing under the table for billion-dollar contracts from the Saudi government.

“The Saudis are not so willing to cooperate with the Israelis formally, but … it’s much easier to create all kinds of cooperation on water, energy, ag-tech, food tech. This is the stuff that the prince of Saudi Arabia [Mohammed Bin Salman] wants to promote in the smart city,” said a source in Israeli venture capital who is familiar with the project.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Looks as though there will be a lot of money to be made in this Smart City concept.

Nov 01 13:13

THE MEN WHO KILLED KENNEDY

The Men Who Killed Kennedy is a 9-part video documentary series about the John F. Kennedy assassination that has been sent to the memory hole. In particular because of the last 3 episodes, and the information that came to light from them. In light of the JFK Files being released and discussed in more public forums, I decided to blow the dust off of this series and republish all nine parts. Some of the information that has come to light publicly in the release of the JFK Files was exposed and discussed in this series.

Nov 01 11:22

Cost of US Nuclear Arsenal Rehaul Continues to Surge, Now Estimated at $1.2 Trillion

For years, US officials have been talking up the importance of a massive rehaul of the American nuclear weapons arsenal, insisting it is necessary despite the substantial expense. Analysts have long warned the estimated costs were underrated.

Every time the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) looks into the matter, they come up with an even higher estimated cost than the last time. The latest report to Congress has put the overall cost at in excess of $1.2 trillion over 30 years.

The CBO was unusually frank about this cost, saying it is “unlikely to be affordable” without military cuts elsewhere. Since the US is fighting multiple wars constantly, cuts in military spending tend not to happen.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

As long as we have one homeless Vet, sleeping rough in our streets; our infrastructure crumbling; and our alleged education system producing consistently sub-standard results, this program is way to expensive at any cost!!

Nov 01 10:57

HOUSE DEMOCRATIC WHIP RESISTS EFFORT TO END U.S. INVOLVEMENT IN YEMEN WAR

THE BIPARTISAN PUSH to end U.S. support for the Saudi-led war in Yemen has gained political momentum but faces resistance from the No. 2 Democratic lawmaker in the House, Rep. Steny Hoyer, D-Md.

H.Con.Res.81, the resolution sponsored by Reps. Ro Khanna, D-Calif.; Walter Jones, R-N.C.; Mark Pocan, D-Wisc.; Tom Massie, R-Ky.; and 34 other lawmakers, utilizes a provision of the War Powers Act to swiftly terminate U.S. military assistance for the Saudi-led war effort.

Several activists working to build support for the measure have told The Intercept that Republican caucus leaders and Hoyer, the minority whip, are pressuring lawmakers to avoid sponsoring the legislation.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

One has to wonder; just how much is Democratic Minority Whip Hoyer invested in the US military industrial complex, which is making beacoup bucks on this carnage in Yemen?!?

Is he morally comfortable with the US government military and government colluding in Saudi war crimes in Yemen, where children are assassinated and maimed for life; starving and dying from malnutrition and now dying of (most probably weaponised) cholera?!?

The short answer has to be, hell yes!! Burnt, dead babies, he's for 'em!! (to paraphrase Bob Newhart)

But to be perfectly serious, this position on the part of Representative Hoyer cannot really be a surprise to anyone.

After all, the mandatory procedure required of all Congressional Representatives, before taking their Oath of Office, is a surgical excision ...of their conscience.

Nov 01 10:47

Senate Bill Aims to Stop Trump Nuking North Korea

A new bill making its way through the Senate, co-sponsored by seven Democrats and independent Sen. Bernie Sanders (I – VT), aims to prevent President Trump following through on his threat to “totally destroy” North Korea by explicitly forbidding a US attack.

The bill would forbid any preemptive nuclear strikes on North Korea, or spending any money on any military strike against North Korea, without prior Congressional authorization. It would not apply if North Korea attacks first.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Given the current make up of Congress, one would imagine the odds of this actaually passing are that of a snowball surviving in hell.

Nov 01 10:32

"Anti-Terror" Presence Preceded NYC Attack by Hours

Did the NYPD Counter-Terrorism Unit have advance warning
of the NYC Halloween terrorist attack which killed eight?

Nov 01 10:24

“Conspiracies don’t happen….here.”

These are all, by definition, conspiracy theories – but they are also all things done by the other. Conspiracies happen over there. They are done by the bad guys. We don’t do them.

….except of course, when we do.

Two years ago, the idea that the US, Saudi Arabia, Israel and others had created ISIS as front for a proxy war on Syria was dismissed as a “conspiracy theory”. It has since been proven, many times over, to be completely true. That ISIS are US proxies is not a “conspiracy theory”, but a conspiracy fact.

Nov 01 10:10

Trick or Treat: One Year Later, Is Trump a Blessing or a Curse to the Deep State?

Here’s the question I pose to you: has Donald Trump been a blessing or a curse to the architects of the American police state?

One thing is for sure: a year into his presidency, Trump hasn’t done much to improve the lot of the American people.

In other words, the American police state is still alive and well and flourishing.

Nothing has changed.

Rather than draining the corrupt swamps of Washington, as he repeatedly promised, Trump and his brand of reality TV politics have merely redirected our attention.

Trust me, the swamps are still stagnant with corruption.

Nov 01 10:09

Mattis: White House Could Order Nuclear Strike if North Korean Attack ‘Imminent

During his testimony before Congress, US Defense Secretary James Mattis said that the White House has “rehearsed” their response to a North Korean nuclear attack. He added that Washington would fire a nuclear weapon at North Korea for two reasons: a North Korean attack, or a “direct imminent... attack.”

Mattis told Congress that he, the president and other key players had rehearsed their response to a nuclear strike — and the threshold of provocation that would lead the US to fire their own nuclear device. That, according to Mattis, would be "a direct imminent or actual attack."

Sen. Jim Risch (R-ID) asked Mattis what would happen if the US detected a nuclear launch. Matties replied that "the first step, of course, would be that our ballistic missile defense forces at sea and in Alaska, California — the various radars would be feeding in and they would do — they would do what they're designed to do as we make every effort to take [the missile] out."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Were I a member of Congress, I would want a lot more detail on what constitutes, both for President Trump, and Sec Def Mattis, evidence of "...a direct imminent attack." What would the measure of proof have to be that such a thing is happening?!?

And when Mattis makes that statement '"the first step, of course, would be that our ballistic missile defense forces at sea and in Alaska, California — the various radars would be feeding in and they would do — they would do what they're designed to do as we make every effort to take it [the missile] out.", does not broadcast a real sence of certainty that our ballistic missile system actually works as advertised to the American people.

Nov 01 10:02

THIS IS MUCH MORE SINISTER THAN JUST GENERATION SNOWFLAKE

"The society was told that Mr Etheridge’s talk about Libertarianism and free speech had been deemed “medium/high risk” and so was only allowed to go ahead if it complies with a series of measures “to ensure the safety of the speaker and of students”. These included submitting a list of topics that will be discussed, as well as an advance copy of the speech so it can be checked to see if it complies with the students’ union’s “zero tolerance” and “safe space” policies."

Nov 01 10:02

WikiLeaks Legally Obtained Clinton Emails From US State Dept.

The emails of former US presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, published by the WikiLeaks whistleblowing platform in 2016, were not hacked but legally obtained from the US State Department, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange said.

"The 'thousands of Clinton emails' WikiLeaks published were not hacked but obtained from the U.S. State Department via the Freedom of Information Act ion 3 March 2016," Assange wrote on Twitter.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

So... there you have it!!

Nov 01 09:59

Trump Administration Will Defend Cuba Embargo In Symbolic UN Vote

A series of mysterious sonic attacks on US diplomatic personnel (and more than a few spies) working at Washington’s Havana embassy have provided ample justification for the White House to reverse the US-Cuba detente negotiated by the Obama administration. And in a gesture that - though it has no implications for policy - is considered symbolically important, the State Department said Thursday the US will defend America’s decades-old economic embargo on Cuba by voting against a UN resolution condemning it, the Associated Press reported.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This action is so petulantly stupid on the part of the American government, that I can barely believe that President Trump is signing off on this.

Does he even know this is happening?!? After all, he didn't know that we had troops in Niger, until the ambush happened there; but... I digress.

The US is now trading with Vietnam, a communist country at which the US government was at war in the 60s. Why not Cuba?!? Why not let an exchange of ideas happen?!? What is the problem here?!?

Nov 01 09:51

3 LAS VEGAS SURVIVORS HAVE MYSTERIOUSLY DIED LESS THAN A MONTH SINCE THE ATTACK

Nearly one month after the Las Vegas shooting, three of the individuals who attended the Route 91 Harvest music festival have lost their lives—but the circumstances that led up their deaths had nothing to do with injuries they sustained during the shooting.

There is still an endless number of questions surrounding how the Las Vegas Shooting unfolded, the history of the suspected shooter, the response from law enforcement, and why evidence such as the hotel’s surveillance footage has yet to be released.

Now, as the families of hundreds of victims search for answers, the families of Dennis and Lorraine Carver and Kymberley Suchomel are left searching for answers about why their loved ones died, and if their deaths had any connections to the horrific massacre they witnessed.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

What did these people have in common, that they knew/intuited/witnessed that led to their assassination, post-shooting massacre?!?

These are very uncomfortable question; but now, the Los Vegas Police Department refuses to disclose any more information on the shootings:

Authorities Putting the Brakes on Information Flow in Las Vegas Shootings

Why?!? Because the official narrative, such as it was, is falling apart at the seams?!?

Nov 01 09:43

PENTAGON TO KEEP AFGHAN WAR ‘PROGRESS’ METRICS SECRET

For the last 16 years, the Pentagon’s “progress” in the occupation of Afghanistan has been measured by officials through multiple different statistics, and one most often cited has been the size of the Afghan military. Those numbers have struggled recently, with Afghanistan not recruiting well nor retaining its recruits. So that’s not a metric anymore.

At least not as far as the public narrative is concerned. The Pentagon has announced that they have decided to make the size of the Afghan military, previously a very public part of their quarterly report, classified information.

The Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR) John Sopko, regularly critical of secrecy in Afghanistan, noted that “The Afghans know what’s going on, the Taliban knows what’s going on, the US military knows what’s going on. The only people who don’t know what’s going on are the people paying for it.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Could this secrecy possibly be.... because there is no discernible "progress" in Afghanistan, 16 years on?!?

"But at least, we are not losing!" - Official Pentagon Souce.

Nov 01 08:48

Maryland’s Governor Larry Hogan Accused of “McCarthyism”

On October 23, 2017, surrounded in the State House by members of the Israel Lobby, he signed an Executive Order blocking the state of Maryland from awarding contracts to businesses that support boycotts of Israel.

According to Michael Brown, writing for “Popular Resistance,” on October 26: “Activists in Maryland have twice beaten back efforts to pass such an anti-BDS measure through the state legislature.”[1]

So, is Governor Hogan trying to do an end run around the Legislature by using the powers of his office? Keep in mind, he is acting on behalf of the interest of a foreign power – Israel – which he didn’t mention in his remarks.

Nov 01 08:22

Let’s Help Our Media Friends

By no means do I recommend that liberals go cold turkey on the mainstream media. They should start out by listening to conservative media for only about five minutes per day to avoid shock. I am normally against any kind of insurance for a pre-existing medical condition, but I’d make an exception for TDS.

Nov 01 08:08

Trump Appoints Zionist Zealot to Top Civil Rights Post

Kenneth Marcus will head the Education Department’s Office of Civil Rights.

Formerly, he was staff director at the US Commission on Civil Rights under GW Bush.

He founded and heads the Louis D. Brandeis Center for Human Rights Under Law, a Washington-based NGO, seeking “to advance the civil and human rights of the Jewish people and to promote justice for all,” it claims.

It shamefully calls anti-Semitism and “anti-Israelism” on university campuses the “leading civil and human rights challenge facing North American Jewry.”

It’s silent about longstanding Israeli high crimes of war and against humanity, its ruthless persecution of illegally occupied Palestinians, and its own Arab citizens.

Nov 01 07:35

Tillerson: US Troops Will Stay in Iraq Even If Asked to Leave

Testifying to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson revealed that the US presence in Iraq is so permanent at this point that even if Iraq specifically requests the US withdraw and removes permission for them to be there, the US will remain.

It does bring up the question of US troops’ legal immunity from war crimes in places like Syria, where they’ve been deployed without permission or any assurances that they won’t be held liable for killings.

Oct 31 17:33

Silenced by the PC police: Majority of Americans think discussion has been destroyed by political correctness and 58 per cent are too afraid to share their political views, especially Republicans

A new survey by the Cato Institute shows that most Americans no longer feel comfortable talking about their political beliefs.

According to the survey, 71 per cent of Americans 'believe that political correctness has silenced important discussions our society needs to have.'

Meanwhile, 58 per cent of Americans believe the 'political climate prevents them from sharing their political beliefs'.

The survey found that Democrats are more open with their political views than Republicans.

A slim majority, 53 per cent, said they do not feel the need to self-censor. The majority of Republicans and Independents on the other hand (73 per cent and 58 per cent respectively) said 'they keep some of their political beliefs to themselves'.

Cato's 2017 Free Speech and Tolerance Survey posed their questions to 2,300 adults across the country.

Oct 31 09:24

Informants – High paid work

“Freeway” Rick Ross says there are informants who make as much as $5 million a year. That’s an extreme of course, but incomes of $50,000 to $200,000 a year are not unusual. And it’s all tax free.

There’s another side to it.

In a town near me, the Chief of Detectives was arrested for flat out stealing money from the informant budget. No one was auditing him. He claimed to paying informants and just pocketed the money. He got three well deserved years in prison for that.

Oct 31 09:21

SECRET 1984 SURVEILLANCE MEMO TO REMAIN SECRET

A federal judge backed the government on its withholding of a 1984 memo that purportedly details the constitutionality of a National Security Agency surveillance program.

Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times correspondent Charlie Savage brought the underlying complaint in Washington after filing a Freedom of Information Act request with the Office of Legal Counsel in October 2016.

The request, which the office did not answer within statutory deadlines, sought a memo by former Assistant Attorney General Theodore Olson on the constitutionality of conducting surveillance not mentioned in the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act.

Oct 31 09:19

Paul Craig Roberts - The Kennedy Assassination

Dear Readers, some of you are pushing me to continue with the Las Vegas shooting story while others are asking to know what to make of the release of files pertaining to President Kennedy’s assassination. I appreciate that you are interested and are unsatisfied with official explanations.

My answer is that we already know, thanks to exhaustively researched books such as James W. Douglass’ JFK and the Unspeakable (Simon & Schuster, 2008), far more than is in the released files.

My answer is also that it doesn’t matter what we know or what the facts are, the official story will never be changed.

Oct 31 08:44

SPANISH POLICE BRUTALITY CAUGHT ON VIDEO

Spanish Police Brutality 1st October 2017 Catalonia Full Compilation

Oct 31 08:11

JFK Jr. Told The World Who Murdered His Father – But Nobody Was Paying Attention

“As President, John F. Kennedy understood the predatory nature of private central banking. He understood why Andrew fought so hard to end the Second Bank of the United States. So Kennedy wrote and signed Executive Order 11110 which ordered the US Treasury to issue a new public currency, the United States Note.

Kennedy was working with President Soekarno of Indonesia who was at that time the signatory for the Global Collateral Accounts which were intended to be used for humanitarian purposes but which were subverted at the time of the Bretton-Woods agreement at the end of WWII.

The intention of Kennedy and Soekarno was to end the reign of the globalist privately owned central banking system – which is the main reason that Kennedy was killed, and for his part Soekarno remained under house arrest for the rest of his life.” From: All Wars Are Bankers’ Wars

Oct 31 07:33

Rose McGowan facing arrest warrant for alleged drug possession

An arrest warrant was issued Monday for actress Rose McGowan for alleged felony possession of a controlled substance on a flight earlier this year, police said.

McGowan, who has been one of the leading voices against sexual harassment in Hollywood, faces a felony charge after police said an investigation revealed that her personal belongings left behind on a United flight back in January tested positive for narcotics.

McGowan claimed Monday in a tweet that the warrant was an attempt to “silence” her.

Oct 31 01:24

Dishonest Columnist, Do Us All a Favor & STFU on Guns

You see it in columns, editorials, and letters to the editor, TV commentary, etc. The claim supposedly giving the writer or speaker some moral authority over the rest of America’s 100 MILLION plus, gun owners by the fact he/she supposedly “grew up around guns.” -- Big f#@&ing deal. Yay for you and the white horse you rode in on Tonto. (Oh, I hope I didn’t offend any Indians…oops, I meant to say Native Americans…Oh wait, I was born here, I’m a Native American. You get the idea!) If in fact you did “grow up around guns,” then you’re well aware of how they are used safely, proficiently and lawfully by millions of other Americans every single day, for all those things you did with them while you were growing up. That would also include hundreds, if not thousands of cases of self-defense. I’m not here to give you a pass anymore, whacko.

Oct 31 01:13

Lee Harvey Oswald and Jack Ruby Met in Weeks Before JFK Assassination

EXPLOSIVE JFK files have revealed that Lee Harvey Oswald and his killer Jack Ruby met in the weeks before Kennedy was assassinated.

Oct 31 01:06

37 Percent Rate Increase In 2018??? Obamacare Is Imploding And It Must Be Repealed Now!

Are you ready to pay 37 percent more for health insurance in 2018? Obamacare is imploding faster than most of us imagined, and these rate increases are absolutely killing hard working middle class families all across the country. I wrote about the steady erosion of the middle class yesterday, and health insurance is one of the main reasons why the cost of living is increasing at a much faster rate than our paychecks are. It greatly frustrates me that we have given the Republicans control of the White House, the Senate and the House of Representatives and Obamacare still has not been repealed. The truth is that should have happened on day one of the Trump presidency.

Oct 31 01:02

What Could Pop The Everything Bubble?

The policy of creating trillions in new currency and buying trillions in assets has inflated an everything bubble, a bubble in all the asset classes being supported or purchased by central banks and their proxies. Many observers wonder what, if anything, could pop the everything bubble.

Oct 31 00:57

Paul Craig Roberts Goes There: “One Day, Tomorrow Won’t Arrive”

Before the idiots in Washington get us blown off of the face of the earth, the morons had better come to terms with the fact that the US military is now second class compared to the Russian military.

Oct 31 00:30

What U.S. Soldiers Actually Sign up For (You’ll love the list!)

Joining the U.S. military is not patriotic. It is a bad decision. It is a foolish choice. It is, in fact, downright idiotic.

Oct 30 23:45

Neocon Killers – They hijack Trump’s Syria policy, says Ron Paul

Haven’t we done enough damage in Syria? Do we really need to go back to 2011 and destroy the country all over again? The neocons never admit a mistake and never change course, but I do not believe that the majority of Americans support their hijacking of President Trump’s Syria policy. It is long past time for the US to leave Syria alone. No bases, no special forces, no CIA assassination teams, no manipulating their electoral system. We need to just come home.

Oct 30 14:40

Saudi Crown Prince Muhammad’s vow to moderate Saudi Islam: Easier said than done

James Dorsey argues that while the Saudi heir apparent's “proposed reforms have largely been welcomed by Saudi youth… they are likely to stir mixed responses as a result of deep-seated attitudes that have been cultivated for decades”. >>

Oct 30 13:27

DECLASSIFIED DOCS SHOW NSA TRYING TO PROSECUTE A JOURNALIST FOR HIS SUCCESSFUL FOIA REQUESTS

MuckRock has been digging into a large pile of declassified CIA documents for the past several months and has come up with some surprising finds. It recently liberated nearly 13 million pages of CIA documents -- known as the CREST archive-- via a FOIA lawsuit. Since this monumental release, MuckRock has covered everything from a CIA report on an Italian pasta shortage to deeper, darker topics like a CIA asset in Mexico being linked to a long list of atrocities.

Digging through the CIA's archives has dug up dirt on other agencies as well. Emma Best details another MuckRock/CIA gem -- one that shows the NSA attempting to prosecute a journalist for obtaining documents via FOIA requests.

Oct 30 10:47

Trump Dossier: Democrats Rocked by Another Clinton Scandal

Former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and the Democratic National Committee allegedly funded political research into President Donald Trump that led to the production of a dossier alleging ties to Russia among other stories, in what appears to be a calculated smear campaign.

Mrs. Clinton has yet to comment however, suggesting her legitimacy as a politician has finally come to an end.

Sputnik's Dan Rowell spoke to investigative journalists 'Lionel' and Dave Lindorff about what they think the Clinton camp's and President Trump's reaction to the scandal will be.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

It's very simple; Secretary of State Clinton sold out her country; she and Bill pocketed millions from the deal; and she, and all who surrounded, and approved the deal, should be tried for treason.

Oct 30 10:42

North Korea Prepares For World War 3 With Mass Evacuation And Blackout Drills Conducted Across The Country: Mac Slavo

The rogue nation of North Korea is bracing itself for World War 3. The country has now undergone mass evacuation and blackout drills designed to ready the public for a war.

Although the drills were not conducted in the capital city of Pyongyang, the North Korean government had many other cities practice evacuations and “blackout” drills. Blackout drills are designed to disguise the people from enemy aircraft in the event of a war by minimizing the lighting. With tensions sky-high between the United States and North Korea, the ultra-secretive country reportedly staged the training in towns and cities throughout the nation last week.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I think that the better question is, what does the US government and military have planned against North Korea, via some kind of false flag, to be blamed against it?!?

Let's look at the timing here; President Trump is headed for a 12 day visit to Asia, beginning Saturday, 4 November, with a reasonable hunk of time as the guest of China's Xi Jinping. He returns to the US about 16 November, right before the Thanksgiving day holiday here in the US.

Although some talk will be devoted to North Korea, I think that the biggest topic of conversation will be China's entrance into the Petroyuan program, through which it will price oil in the yuan, potentially knocking off the edge the petrodollar has held for years against foreign currencies. IF President Trump is unable to convince Xi Jinping to at least delay this, we might, at the end of this calendar year, see a trade war morphing ultimately into a shooting war with China.

Meanwhile, the US has 3 carrier groups off the North Korean Peninsula, and this activity which has Kim Jung Un upset to the point where he is characterising their presence there as "criminal". There is no specific end date to their exercizes.

North Korea accuses US of criminal moves as carriers operate nearby"

Meanwhile, Chinese scientists have urged Korean nuclear experts, not to test at the site of their previous tests, because previous nuclear tests have made the ground unstable.

Chinese scientis warn their North Korean counterparts that their test site is unstable

Understanding this problem, we do not know if the North Koreans have dug out another launch site or not; if this has not happened, one would have to imagine that construction on such a site must be running 24/7, to enable North Korea to resume its missile testing.

I would suggest that once President Trump is confirmed as being back in US airspace, after his visits in China and Asia, the US might create some kind of missile launch to be blamed on North Korea, as the "justification" as an attack against it; false flags are a very common tool of US statescraft in the 20th and 21st century.

But the trick will be insuring that China does not enter the war on the side of North Korea, as they claim they will do, IF the US fires the first shot here. China warns Trump:
we will back North Korea of US Strikes First

None of the options here are great; but a major war would be a catastrophe here, and for everyone.

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