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Feb 16 12:46

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

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

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

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

Feb 16 12:14

US calls on Iran to withdraw from Syria

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson yesterday called on Iran to withdraw its troops and allied militia from Syria.

“We are quite concerned about the recent incident involving Israel and Iranian assets inside of Syria. And I think this again illustrates why Iran’s presence in Syria is only destabilising to the region,” Tillerson said during a press conference in Amman.

He added that the United States has a sophisticated plan for peace in the Middle East, which has been under development for several months and is now in advanced stages.

Remarking on the US official’s statement, Ali Akbar Velayati, chief adviser to Iran’s spiritual leader Ali Khamenei, said: “Iran’s presence in Syria is legitimate, and it is the United States that should leave.”

Feb 16 11:47

I've Reviewed Some Cruel Budgets

I wasn’t going to write about Trump’s budget, because it’s dead on arrival in Congress. But its unbridled cruelty is so alarming that I can't resist saying something

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Feb 16 11:28

White House Threatens ‘Consequences’ For 2017 Russian Cyberattack

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A White House statement on Thursday said: “In June 2017, the Russian military launched the most destructive and costly cyber-attack in history. The attack, dubbed ‘NotPetya,’ quickly spread worldwide, causing billions of dollars in damage across Europe, Asia, and the Americas. It was part of the Kremlin’s ongoing effort to destabilize Ukraine and demonstrates ever more clearly Russia’s involvement in the ongoing conflict. This was also a reckless and indiscriminate cyber-attack that will be met with international consequences.”

The announcement came hours after the UK government made a similar statement.

Those consequences could include a retaliatory attack or sanctions>>>

Feb 16 10:34

Venezuela to Seek 'Other Markets' if US Pursues Oil Embargo

President Nicolas Maduro's declaration follows comments by U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and his Argentine counterpart saying they were considering an embargo.

Venezuela will seek other buyers for its oil if the United States approves a fresh embargo against the Latin American nation, President Nicolas Maduro has vowed.

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Feb 16 09:37

Emboldened by Trump, Israel tightens grip on Jerusalem

Israel has started work on a major new settlement project in occupied East Jerusalem.

The construction of a center for Jewish religious studies began in Jerusalem’s Old City late Tuesday evening, according to the Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR).

The center is a short distance from the al-Aqsa mosque, one of Islam’s holiest sites.

PCHR stated that the project is in direct violation of Palestinians’ rights to Jerusalem, and that it “would seriously distort and change the city’s historical characteristics.”

It is part of plans to erase Palestinian culture, reinvent Jerusalem’s history according to a Zionist narrative and push Palestinians out of the city.

The project is taking place at the same time that Israeli authorities are installing a military checkpoint at Damascus Gate, an entrance to the Old City widely used by Palestinians.

Feb 16 08:54

REPORT: Porn Star Stormy Daniels Has 'Monica Lewinsky Dress' To Prove Alleged Trump Affair

Porn star Stormy Daniels apparently kept the dress she wore on the night of an alleged sexual encounter with Donald Trump in 2006 and plans on testing it for DNA to validate her claims of the affair, reports The Blast.
This would mean Daniels held onto the apparently stained sex-dress, which she never washed, for 12 years.

Feb 16 07:24

US, Kurdish Allies Virtually in Open Confrontation with Syrian Army in Southern Homs

The US and its Kurdish allies have come close to an open confrontation with the Syrian armed forces, Russian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said.
“The US military continues to occupy a 55 km-sq area near Al-Tanf, which has become a shelter zone for the remaining members of ISIL,” Zaljarpva said, the AMN reported.

“The Americans conducted defiant actions on the Eastern bank of the Euphrates River, where they came close to an open confrontation with the Syrian army seeking to support their Kurdish allies,” Zakharova added.
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">>>The fighting is fierce,” the Russian diplomat noted.

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Feb 16 06:36

Ann Coulter: Anatomy of a Coup

Contrary to every single person talking on MSNBC, the issue is not whether FBI agents are allowed to have political opinions. In a probe of the president, FBI agents shouldn't be dying to take him down for political reasons.

You want drug enforcement agents to be hungry to shut down drug cartels. You want organized crime prosecutors to be hungry to dismantle the mob. You want your maid to be hungry to clean your house. But the staff on a special counsel's open-ended investigation of the president aren't supposed to be hungry. They're supposed to be fair.

Feb 16 06:32

As Wall Street Sinks Global Markets, China’s Economic Policies Build Independence & Immunity

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Many Western economic analysts — such as those at the pillar of U.S. financial journalism, Bloomberg — have continued to predict future financial downturns would be caused by Chinese debt, or the country’s massive “shadow” economy (or, more specifically, low level loans that aren’t tightly regulated by the central government). This latest downturn, however, shows once again that Wall Street is still the primary factor in sinking global markets.

China has been faced with — and continued to grow throughout — a previous U.S.-triggered global recession just under a decade ago. While the current condition of the markets is nothing like the end of 2008, there is still the same fear in the West that China is somehow on the brink of catastrophe. Yet China pulled through the Great Recession, despite a huge decrease

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Feb 16 05:56

These are the victims of the Florida school shooting

A football coach. An athletic director. And young, fresh-faced students.

They are among the 17 people killed by a gunman at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, on Wednesday.

Feb 16 05:14

The Trump Peace Plan: As Gaza Dries Out, Israel Turns Off Fresh Water Spigot

Near the end of last month, Haaretz reported that, according to an expert hydrologist, 97 percent of Gaza’s drinking water has been contaminated by sewage and salt. The UN also confirmed that this was the case early last year, and clearly, the situation has remained unchanged even up until 2018. Robert Piper, the UN’s local coordinator for humanitarian and development activities, has called the situation “really very serious” and stated that “[w]e are falling far behind the demand for clean drinking water for Gazans.”

This kind of mistreatment is part and parcel of an overall package of deprivation that continues to plague the Palestinian people. There are some 2 million residents in Gaza affected by this egregious policy, famously one of the most densely populated areas on the planet. Gaza’s water resources are fully controlled by Israel and the division of groundwater is something that was provided for in the Oslo II Accord. However, despite the fact that under the Accord Israel is allocated four times the Palestinian portion of water resources

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Feb 16 03:25

Unknown interesting facts about Donald Trump

In this article we shared unknown facts about Donald Trump you would never know

Feb 16 01:07

US, Kurdish allies virtually in open confrontation with Syrian Army, says Russian diplomat

The US and its Kurdish allies have come close to an open confrontation with the Syrian armed forces, Russian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said on Thursday.

Feb 16 01:04

Iran tells US to get out of Syria as world powers turn against each other

Iran told the U.S. to withdraw its forces from Syria and cease operations there Wednesday because Washington’s presence was deemed illegal by the local government.

Feb 16 01:02

Israel & ISIS: More Israeli weapons discovered at captured ISIS positions in Syria

The Syrian Army discovered a large cache of Israeli-made arms and ammunition in mop-up operation in liberated regions in Deir Ezzor province.

Feb 15 09:30

The Mystery Russian Casualties In Syria

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What exactly happened a week ago in the village of Khusham in eastern Syria? Have hundreds of Russian mercenaries been killed in an operation by the US military, as has been speculated for days in Russia? Or are such reports just a fake news campaign, which is how it has been represented by Moscow? The answer to this question will determine whether the already strained relationship between the US and Russia will be put to the test again, with unpredictable consequences. The search for the truth is particularly difficult, because there are no reliable findings.

Russia informed about US deployment

According to the US military, the picture is as follows:>>>

Feb 15 08:50

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

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

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

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

Feb 15 07:42

Trump Privatizes America

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Well, many states and localities have blocks to prevent privatization giveaways. They want to prevent what happened in Indiana with its toll road. They say, “Wait a minute. Privatization is going to be a giveaway. It’s going to triple the costs of providing infrastructure services. It’s going to price our cities and states out of the market if we go along with this plan.” Trump’s plan says that in order to qualify for public funding, states have to abolish its regulatory framework, environmental laws and restrictions on private funding.

What Trump basically said is that states and cities have to let themselves be robbed blind by the hedge funds and Wall Street. Just as the hedge funds robbed Chicago blind on the parking meters – getting a huge rate of return that probably will force Mayor Rahm out of office at the next election – local governments have to let privatizers come in and vastly increase their cost of living for the infrastructure they need.

This means that this so-called infrastructure plan would have the effect of destroying America’s competitiveness instead of contributing to it.>>>

Feb 15 07:18

#1: US Remains the Main Agent of Chaos in Syria

The recent developments in Syria indicate that the US and its Middle East allies are trying to thwart the Syrian Arab Army's progress on the ground and maximize battlefield gains before upcoming peace negotiations in order to get the upper hand, geopolitical analyst Gilbert Mercier told Sputnik.
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According to the analyst, the recent downing of an Israeli F-16 by the Syrian Arab Army — "which was the first time an Israeli jet was shot down for breaching Syrian air space" — could prompt further incursions on the part of Israel and "tit-for-tat retaliations against Israel by Hezbollah," resulting in the opening of a new front in Lebanon.

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Feb 14 18:36

Scott Adams: The Charlottesville Fake News Was the Best Persuasion Play of the Past Year

I propose a test to see if anti-Trump news professionals and pundits who consider Charlottesville as proof of President Trump’s racism will commit to their positions in public. You can test this at home with your Trump-hating friends. Simply print out my blog post and ask them to read the two interpretations I listed and ask them to tell you which one seems most likely. If your subject tries to change the topic, you have your answer.

Feb 14 15:08

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

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

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

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

Feb 14 15:04

Southerner Sessions: 'Slavery' alone caused the Civil War

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

https://mises.org/library/lincolns-tariff-war

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

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

Feb 14 14:30

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

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

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

Feb 14 10:54

Shaun White wins 100th Winter Olympics gold for US

His gold-winning run on Wednesday was near perfect. Japan's Ayumu Hirano took silver with a score of 95.25, and Australia's Scotty James earned the bronze.

Feb 14 08:13

Biggest US Force in Years Joins Thai Military Exercise

The biggest U.S. force in years joined an annual military exercise in Thailand on Tuesday despite controversy over the Thai junta’s invitation to neighbouring Myanmar’s army, which has been accused of ethnic cleansing

The United States scaled back attendance at Cobra Gold, Asia’s largest multilateral military exercise, after a 2014 coup in Thailand. But relations between the junta and the United States have improved under President Donald Trump.

The presence of the 6,800 U.S. personnel - nearly double last year’s number - was a demonstration of America’s continuing muscle in a region where China is growing ever more powerful.

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Feb 14 05:55

Great Place To Drop This Pro Trump/Fake NEWS Piece

(*originally left as a comment:) http://www.whatreallyhappened.com/content/new-rivals-square-syria-war-...

ISIS is losing badly. Should Trump or Obama get the credit?
http://m.washingtonexaminer.com/isis-is-losing-badly-should-trump-or-o...

It is becoming increasingly clear that the Islamic State is on the ropes in Iraq and Syria, and its defeat is just a matter of time.

What is less clear is whose strategy produced the victory.
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The president himself declared Thursday that more progress in the campaign to defeat Islamic State had been made in the last eight months than in "many, many previous years, all combined."

But former Defense Secretary Ash Carter, in a lengthy essay published by Harvard's Kennedy School of Government, argued the Trump administration is crowing about the results of what is essentially Obama's strategy>>>
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But it is clear the military favored the Trump approach, as evidenced by the parting comments of Lt. Gen. Stephen Townsend as he prepared to relinquish command of the counter-ISIS operation in August.

"We don't get second-guessed a lot. Our judgment here on the battlefield in the forward areas is trusted. And we don't get 20 questions with every action that happens on the battlefield and every action that we take," Townsend said. "I don't know of a commander in our armed forces that doesn't appreciate that."

(*So , you see ? Fake NEWS doesn't just sprinkle The Democrats . And of course , Pat Buchanan is putting it out there that Trump is getting sucked into the Syrian thing , so I guess we get to chose the way it's going in Syria . The most optimistic is; Trump's policy has gotten us further into where we are in Syria today , then Obamas )

(*and don't miss>>>)
US Massacre Of Syrian Troops Threatens To Unleash Wider War
http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/48770.htm

U.S coalition kills as many as 100 pro-Assad forces
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-usa-syria/u-s-led-co...

US attacks pro-Syria forces fighting ISIS and Al Qawda
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-usa-syria/u-s-led-co...

Feb 14 04:14

Bill & Melinda Gates: Why We Give Our Money Away

"Is it fair that you have so much influence?"

Webmaster addition: I could use a few bucks for a newer car! :)

Feb 13 23:01

FBI director: White House had 4 warnings about Rob Porter

FBI hangs Kelly out to dry: Director contradicts White House as he says they had FOUR warnings about Rob Porter going back to last March – and his background check was completed

Feb 13 22:07

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

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

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

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

Feb 13 21:32

Jeff Sessions Is Steamed Over Senator’s Cannabis Blockade

After Jeff Sessions stepped up his attack on state-legal cannabis, Colorado Sen. Cory Gardner decided to retaliate by freezing the Trump administration’s Justice Department nominees. It’s now a month into the blockade, and Sessions is steaming.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3uSTOHa4Im4

Feb 13 14:17

Kremlin Says U.S. Diplomatic Help on Syria Insufficient

U.S. support for the process of stabilizing Syria has been inadequate, the Kremlin spokesman Dmtiry Peskov said on Monday.

"There is a shortage of this help," he told a conference call with reporters, adding that the Kremlin would continue its diplomatic efforts in Syria.

Feb 13 13:12

US launches full-scale confrontation with China: Scholar

The United States has “launched a full-scale confrontation with China,” because Washington is unable to compete with Beijing economically, an American writer and retired professor says.

James Petras, who has written dozens of books on international issues, made the comments in an interview with Press TV on Tuesday, after the US Defense Department called on Congress to approve a major budget increase in order to counter “threats” from Russia, China, and North Korea.

The Pentagon on Monday asked for a budget of $686 billion to be allocated to military spending in 2019. The requested amount is one of the largest in US history, and is also focused on beefing up the country's nuclear arsenal. The budget sees an increase of $80 billion from 2017.

Feb 13 11:29

If Europe arms Ukraine - Lavrov hints at Russia's help to Donbass

The United States is trying to "connect" European countries who share Russophobic tendencies, in order to arm the Ukraine further.

This was stated in an interview with Russia 1 television channel, by Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, answering the question on why Europe is silent given the United States is supplying arms to Ukraine.

"Europe is not silent, it objects, but is quiet and unpublic. According to our information, they, in our conversation with the United States, express disagreement in response to Washington's urgent demands that Europe should join these initiatives of arming the Ukraine.

But the US is trying to lure the countries marked by their Russophobic tendencies into these projects. These are our Baltic neighbors. . .">>>
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At the same time, he added that Russia can not prohibit Americans from supplying anything to anyone.

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Feb 13 11:10

Encircling: US Intends To Deploy 37 More Missile Defense Systems Around Russia

The US administration has asked to allocate funds for the construction of 37 Aegis missile defense systems in Romania and Poland, the operations director of the Missile Defense Agency, Gary Pannett, said on Monday.

"Within the framework of the draft budget for the 2019 financial year, we have requested 1.8 billion dollars for the systems. The missile defense agency will provide 37 Aegis SM-3 systems to facilities in Romania and Poland, as well as on ships along the respective coasts," Pennett said at a special briefing in the Pentagon.

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Feb 13 11:04

Record Amount Of US Spy Planes Recorded Near Russia's Borders

A US Air Force plane has conducted reconnaissance at the western border of Russia. This is reported by the monitoring resource Mil Radar .
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Since early 2018, American reconnaissance planes have been spotted 14 times from Russia's western borders, >>>

Feb 13 10:51

US airstrike in Syria kills former defender of Donbass

An activist of the "Other Russia" political organisation, Kirill Ananyev was killed in Syria during the air strike of the international coalition led by the United States. This was stated by the coordinator of the political organization, Alexander Averin.

He added that earlier, Ananiev fought as a volunteer defending the Donbass, after which he left for Syria. He was not an official soldier in the Russian military.

Ananiev leaves behind a wife and children.

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Feb 13 10:49

Sarah Sanders TORCHES Liberal Press Pool ‘Look Around This Room, You’re the Ones Who Publish Classified Information’

Fearless warrior Sarah Huckabee Sanders torched the liberal press pool on Monday after they showed faux outrage over which White House aides have security clearance.

All of a sudden the liberal media is concerned about White House leaks?

Feb 13 10:43

Trump wants to overhaul America’s safety net with giant cuts to housing, food stamps and health care

The budget that President Trump proposed Monday takes a hard whack at the poorest Americans, slashing billions of dollars from food stamps, public health insurance and federal housing vouchers, while trying to tilt the programs in more conservative directions.

The spending plan reaches beyond the White House’s own power over the government social safety net and presumes lawmakers will overhaul long-standing entitlement programs for the poor in ways beyond what Congress so far has been willing to do.

Feb 13 10:11

John Yoo: President Can Wage War Without Congressional Declaration

There’s a lot of talk today about the feebleness of Congress, whether on its inability to pass real spending budgets or confront knotty but inevitably crucial issues like immigration. But there’s nothing that gets constitutionalists more agitated than lawmakers’ seeming abdication of their war powers.

“They are the invertebrate branch,” charged Bruce Fein, a constitutional scholar who moonlights as James Madison in rotating theater performances inside and outside the Beltway. “Pure cowardice,” he adds, once or twice for good measure.

Feb 13 10:03

Pentagon to NATO-Member Turkey: ‘You Hit Us – We Will Respond Aggressively’

urkey demands US military pulls out of northern Syria to the west of Euphrates around Manbij. US refuses to do so. Turkey threatens it will launch an offensive on Manbij whether US is still present there or not. Turkey adds it may not be able to distinguish between Kurdish militiamen and US troops in battle and could target both. US sends a hi-ranking Pentagon delegation to Manbij to deliver the message the US “will respond aggressively if attacked”. — This has all happened. Welcome to 2018 where the nations with two largest militaries in NATO are issuing threats, warnings and ultimatums…to each other.

Feb 13 09:37

Pleasing the Pentagon & building the wall: What’s in Trump’s 2019 budget?

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Unveiling the proposal on Monday morning, President Donald Trump said the Pentagon was pleasantly surprised, with Defense Secretary James Mattis telling him “we got everything we wanted.”

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Feb 13 08:56

Russia In the Crosshairs

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

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

Feb 13 08:48

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

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

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

Feb 13 08:46

Buchanan: Is US Being Sucked Into Syria's War?

(*Does a bear let himself through the front gate , whistling a pleasant melody while walking up the front steps , to push the doorbell button , wearing an irresistible smile when the door is answered by the lady of the house , and does he hold his hat in his hand as he asks if he can use the rest room and upon allowance to the abode, does he use the welcome mat to thoroughly wipe his paws , to not dirty up the floors as he lets himself into the lavatory , latches the door behind him , squats on the latrine , squashes out a loaf , wipes himself , pull the chain , sprays a fragrant antibacterial mist , washes his paws , dries them with a towel , thanks all the members of the household , before exiting and hurrying back to the woods ?)

Feb 13 08:45

U.S Olympians are Highly troubled by Donald Trump as never expected.

onald Trump used this infamous speech for his presidential campaign saying, ” When Mexico sends its people, they are not at all sending their best.”

Feb 13 08:44

Putin’s Chosen People

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

Feb 13 08:19

Netanyahu in First Real Crisis With Trump

Netanyahu’s Annexation Claim Sparks First Real Crisis With Trump

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, in trying to placate his far-right coalition on delaying an effort to annex the West Bank, made what analysts are calling a “gaffe,” saying the process needs to be coordinated with President Trump, and that he’s been talking to Trump and other US officials about it for some time.

The problem is, he wasn’t. The White House quickly called out Netanyahu for falsely claiming this, and Israeli officials too said the discussions never took place. Such talks would obviously be a huge deal, and would also do massive harm to the peace process.

This has all proved a massive public embarrassment for Netanyahu>>>

Feb 13 07:18

Donald Trump's NASA budget includes a Mars mission and a return trip to the moon

The Donald Trump administration on Monday announced the 2019 budget estimate for NASA and as it appears, the US is all set to return to the moon and will also be aiming to send humans to Mars.

Nearly half of the proposed $19.9 billion budget – $10.5 billion – is earmarked for "an innovative and sustainable campaign of exploration and lead the return of humans to the Moon for long-term exploration and utilization followed by human missions to Mars and other destinations," according to a NASA overview.

Feb 13 04:04

Israeli Army Court Closes Doors on Palestinian Teen's Trial

The closely watched trial of a Palestinian girl for slapping and punching two Israeli soldiers opened before an Israeli military court in the West Bank on Tuesday, but the judge ordered all proceedings to be held behind closed doors in a case that has drawn wide criticism of Israel for prosecuting the teenager.

Feb 12 16:33

ASSANGE COMPARES LETTER SENT TO DONALD TRUMP JR.’S WIFE TO SIMILAR PACKAGE DELIVERED TO EMBASSY

Less than a day before a UK Court will decide whether to uphold a warrant for his arrest, Wikileaks Editor-In-Chief Julian Assange compared white powder sent in an envelope to Donald Trump Jr.’s wife with a similar envelope delivered to the Ecuadorian embassy in London last week.

Feb 12 10:59

New York Magazine Confirms GotNews Scoop From July: White House Staffer Raj Shah Is Anti-Trump Saboteur

New York Magazine has confirmed two GotNews scoops from July 21st and July 25th of last year and identified White House Deputy Press Secretary Raj Shah as an anti-Trump saboteur who somehow landed a prestigious job in the administration through former Chief of Staff and RNC Chair Reince Priebus.

According to an exclusive report from New York Magazine’s Olivia Nuzzi, Shah called then-candidate Trump “a deplorable” in the wake of the “Access Hollywood” hit job. While working at the RNC, Shah also sent a private message that described the release of the tape as “some justice.” It is unclear why a top RNC staffer would celebrate a bad news cycle for Republican presidential nominee.

Feb 12 10:58

Turkey could JOIN FORCES with Assad's Syria regime in MASSIVE SNUB to US after talks

Serkan Topal, a deputy in the Turkish parliament, has suggested Turkey and Syria restore diplomatic communication.

He said: “Ankara and Damascus have to put dialogue back on track.

“I brought the issue to the agenda at a parliamentary session, pointing out that it has to be discussed in the ministerial council.

“So far, we haven't received a response with regard to the initiative.

Feb 12 10:17

A Slight Bump to Israeli Arrogance

Israeli arrogance might not have ended Saturday, but it surely cracked. Suddenly it became clear that Israel is not alone in the Middle Eastern, that even its immense military power has its limits. There could be a silver lining, if Israel accepts that it cannot forever live by the sword, nor even by advanced airplanes. Perhaps the F-16 that was downed took down with it the doctrine according to which everything can and should be resolved by force; first of all force, always force, only force.

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(*who knows ? It could be peace , albeit through deception , Israel is interested in ?
Still; Better The Devil You Know
whitehorse souce )

Feb 12 09:56

Israeli Airstrikes Were Complete Failure, Retaliation Against Russia Expected

Yesterday, Gordon and I reported what the world’s media knows but will not say – that the Israeli airstrikes on Syria were a complete failure where no targets were hit and the Israeli planes failed to breach the Syrian air defences, rather, they flew straight into a hail of fire, shit themselves and dropped their bombs so they could make a run for the safety of Israeli airspace – they could run much faster without the encumbrance of heavy weapons loads.

The official line has the Israelis hitting a dozen targets and destroying Iranian and Syrian assets, all a lie; a desperate and pathetic attempt to prop up the ailing Netanyahu regime as it teeters on the brink of collapse due to the criminal investigations into Netanyahu and his wife which are drawing ever closer to the point of arresting and impeaching the Israeli leader.

Netanyahu launched these airstrikes in a pitiful attempt to draw attention away from the investigations that look set to destroy him.

Bibi tried to please his hardcore supporters who are those who believe Israeli foreign policy, especially towards the Arabs, is best carried out by high explosives>>>

(*hard telling/not knowing Israel may , or may not be interested in peace !)

Feb 12 08:13

Making America Great Through Exploitation, Servitude and Abuse

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Billionaires and mega-millionaires are themselves the products of intense exploitation of tens of millions of isolated and unorganized wage and salaried workers. Capitalist exploitation is based on a rigid hierarchy with its private prerogatives, which enables the oligarchs to demand their feudal privileges, their seigniorial sexual predations.

US capitalism thrives on and requires unlimited power and the capacity to have the public treasury pay for its untrammeled pillage of land, labor, transport systems and technological development. Capitalist power, in the United States, has no counterpart; there are few if any countervailing forces to provide any balance.

Today, 93% of US private sector workers have no organized representation>>>

Feb 12 07:56

The Trump Peace Plan: A Cauldron Of Deficit, Despair And Desperation

Life in the Gaza Strip — a cauldron of deficit, despair and desperation

Deficit and desperation define life these days in the Gaza Strip. Residents make do with four hours of electricity a day. Most people don't have access to clean water because the supply system is contaminated with sewage. Breakfast for some schoolchildren is a cup of hot water flavored with a dash of salt.

"Despair isn't even the right word to describe what's going on here because things are getting worse and worse">>>

(*But The American President knows for sure that they prefer it that way , and would rather not entertain the idea of having peace , one day . As for their oppressors , whom The President incorporated into The State of The Union , he's really not sure if they're motivated towards peace in the region .)

Feb 12 07:21

US 'Strongly Supports' Israel's Right to Defend Itself

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States "strongly supports" Israel's right to defend itself, the State Department spokeswoman said on Saturday, after Israel said it struck 12 Iranian and Syrian targets in Syria, including Syrian air defense systems.

"The United States is deeply concerned about today's escalation of violence over Israel's border and strongly supports Israel's sovereign right to defend itself">>>

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(*A pyromaniac's attorney could argue "my cliant wasn't sure about storing a dozen 5 gallon cans of gasoline right next to the woodstove , your honor" .)

Feb 12 07:01

Mattis: North Korea Can't Divide US, South Korea

Defense Secretary James Mattis today joined US efforts to downplay the diplomatic progress being made at the Winter Olympics, accusing North Korea of trying to “drive a wedge” between the US and South Korea, and insisting they would fail.

Mattis said he doubted the diplomatic efforts would have any traction “once the Olympics are over,” while scoffing at the idea North Korea would even want better ties to South Korea, insisting Kim Jong Un has called them “an American puppet.”

Feb 12 06:53

Donald Trump plan to overhaul US infrastructure faces steep hurdles

U.S. President Donald Trump will roll out an infrastructure plan on Monday that already faces significant hurdles in Congress because it does not offer as much new federal funding as Democrats want or directly address how to pay for the effort.

The plan to use $200 billion in federal funds to try to stimulate $1.5 trillion in infrastructure improvements over 10 years could reshape how the federal government funds roads, bridges, highways and other infrastructure.

Feb 12 02:29

No Mothers, No Muslims: the New US Immigration System

the Trump White House released its legislative framework for immigration reform. Its sticking points are familiar ones.

Feb 11 15:32

Trump: Israeli settlements complicate the task of making peace

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Trump said this in an interview with the Israeli daily, Israel Hayom, where he said “Palestinians are not committed to making peace, but Im not sure about the Israelis."

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Feb 11 09:23

US Nuclear Doctrine Threatens War Against 'Any Rival Challenging US World Order'

A few days ago, the US Department of Defense published the US's new nuclear doctrine. Together with the National Security Strategy and the National Defense Strategy, adopted earlier, the new nuclear doctrine represents the official system of thought of America's leadership under President Donald Trump.

The document sets forth a course for achieving all-round US superiority over any enemy, in line with Trump's 'America First' and 'Peace Through Strength' slogans, and as demonstrated by Washington's actions. The US is prepared to unleash a war against any rival who encroaches on America's monopoly position, or who violates the 'world order' established by the USA, in which they dominate over others.

Feb 11 08:33

George W. Bush Says Russia Meddled in 2016 US Election

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

Feb 11 07:35

US is Arming Neo-Nazis in Ukraine

Last November, an American military inspection team visited the Azov Battalion on the front lines of the Ukrainian civil war to discuss logistics and deepening cooperation. Images of the encounter showed American army officers poring over maps with their Ukrainian counterparts, palling around and ignoring the Nazi-inspired Wolfangel patches emblazoned on their sleeves.

Azov is a militia that has been incorporated into the Ukrainian National Guard, and is considered one of the most effective units in the field against pro-Russian separatists. But it also widely known as a bastion of neo-Nazism within the ranks of the Ukrainian military that has been criticized by international human rights groups, tied to an international fascist network and even a major terror plot.

Feb 11 07:15

How “America First” Became the Presidency of the Pentagon

The Pentagon’s new National Defense Strategy is the perverse embodiment of the Trump administration’s “America First” policy, putting American military and corporate empire above all else, even if it leads the country into financial ruin and a dangerous global war.
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During the 2016 presidential campaign, Donald Trump won over many American voters by his promise to put “America First.” Though this catchphrase was thought – at the time — to imply a populist message of putting the American people first, Trump has largely failed to deliver on his promises to roll back the corporate welfare state and instead invest in everyday Americans — as evidenced by his tax reform bill, the only legislative “victory” of his young presidency

Only weeks later, it emerged that Iraq War architect and former Deputy Secretary of Defense under George W. Bush, Paul Wolfowitz was guiding two of the three most powerful military figures in the Trump administration – James Mattis and H.R. McMaster – via private email

(*SORRY! That last about Wolfowitz running Mattis and McMaster via private email was more then I meant to share)

Feb 11 06:51

Operation Pacific Eagle in the Philippines

Operation Pacific Eagle in the Philippines: Washington’s New Colonial War
Critics contend that Operation Pacific Eagle Philippines is aimed at strengthening Washington’s grip on the long-subjugated people of the Philippines, defeating a half-century leftist insurgency, and securing the country for the interests of U.S. multinational corporations.

In the first part of this MPN exclusive, we speak to Ka Oris of the New People’s Army and Professors William I. Robinson and Roland Simbulan about the new U.S. intervention in Asia, which raises the Philippines to the same level as Syria and Iraq for the Pentagon’s war plans.

In the second part, we will look at the 1999-2015 counterinsurgency initiative “Plan Colombia” as a template for Operation Pacific Eagle, as well as the use of the operation to continue the encirclement of China by U.S. bases.

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Feb 11 06:28

America’s Drug Wars in Africa: Missing Money, and a Phantom $500 Million

2017 was a year of investigations for U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM). There was the investigation of the two-star commander of U.S. Army Africa who allegedly sent racy texts to an enlisted man’s wife. There was the investigation into the alleged killing of a Special Forces soldier by Navy SEALs in Mali. There was the inquiry into reports of torture and killings on a remote base in Cameroon that was also used by American forces. There was the investigation of an alleged massacre of civilians by American special operators in Somalia. And don’t forget the inquiry into the killing of four Special Forces soldiers by Islamic State militants in Niger.

And then there was the investigation that hardly anyone heard about, that didn’t spark a single headline. And still, the question remains: Whatever became of that $500 million?

To be fair, this particular scandal isn’t AFRICOM’s alone, nor did that sizeable sum belong only to that one command. And unlike the possibly tens of thousands of dollars in cash that reportedly went missing in connection with the strangulation of the Green Beret in Mali, that $500 million didn’t simply vanish. Still, a report by the Defense Department’s Inspector General (IG), released into the news wasteland of the day after Christmas 2017, does raise questions about a combatant command with a history of scandals, including significant failures in planning, executing, tracking, and documenting projects across the African continent, as well as the effectiveness of U.S. assistance efforts there.

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Feb 10 13:17

Navy SEAL Jason Redman To Host Los Angeles Fundraiser for Warfare Disability

Though there are many programs that help warriors find educational opportunities and employment opportunities, one of the key problems is many warriors do not know who they are in the civilian world yet.

Navy SEAL Jason Redman To Host Los Angeles Fundraiser to Benefit the Combat Wounded Coalition and The Overcome Academy

Feb 10 13:06

Grassley Memo Shocker! Did The UK Meddle In Our Elections? With Guest Phil Giraldi.

Grassley Memo adds several fascinating layers to the story of who was meddling in the 2016 US Presidential election.

For some reason the Sen. Grassley Memo released earlier this week is being largely ignored by the media.

Former CIA officer Phil Giraldi joins today’s show to discuss the operatives behind the scenes…

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