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December 20, 2016

Dec 20 09:43

Fewer than one third of Americans agree that Russia is responsible for US election hacks

Twenty-nine percent of respondents agreed with the statement, “We know with near certainty that Russia is responsible for hacking and cyber-attacks that impacted the US election.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

That is a really bad number, especially considering Politico's liberal bias.

What it signals is the Corporate Media tried another lie and lost even more credibility for it.

Dec 20 09:41

As the Coup Against Trump Fails, the Threat Against His Life Rises - Paul Craig Roberts

The use of the presstitute media to deny Trump the Republican presidential nomination failed.

The use of the presstitute media to deny Trump victory in the presidential election failed.

The vote recount failed.

The effort to sway the Electoral College failed.

But the effort continues.

The CIA report on Russia’s alleged interference in the US presidential election ordered by Obama is in process. Faked evidence is a hallmark of CIA operations.

Dec 20 09:36

‘The People Of Aleppo Are Alive’: Breathing Life Back Into Ruined City

Two weeks since the liberation of the Alshaar neighborhood in eastern Aleppo by the Syrian army, life is gradually resuming its course.

Emigrate While You Still Can - Finca Bayano In Panama!

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Dec 20 09:35

Oi! Linux users! Want some really insecure closed-source software?

Back in August Adobe reversed its decision to stop offering an NPAPI Flash plugin for Linux and promised that version 23 would come Penguinistas' way real soon now.

At the time the decision was greeted with surprise, because Adobe had not thought to update Flash for Linux since 2012's version 11.2. But the company decided that Linux users deserved a security upgrade to the infamously hole-ridden product.

It turns out the company fibbed, because it's now delivered version 24 of the plugin to Linux users, making this a thirteen-version jump between releases*.

That's the same version number offered to Windows and Mac users, but the new Linux version lacks features found on those other platforms. Linux users willing to put up with almost-certainly-insecure** will therefore have to put up with missing 3D acceleration from GPUs.

Dec 20 09:28

Trump warns of worsening security situation across globe

French authorities have decided to boost security at Christmas markets in the wake of the Berlin truck incident.

Dec 20 09:26

Russia-Hack Story, Another Media Failure

President Obama admitted in his press conference on Friday that his government hasn’t released any evidence yet of Russian interference in the election, but he said some would be coming.

That’s proof that an uncritical press has already printed stories as if true without any evidence just on the say-so of the Central Intelligence Agency, an organization long dedicated to deception, disinformation and meddling in other countries’ elections, not to mention arranging coups to overthrow elected governments.

Dec 20 09:18

TurkStream agreement approved by Russia

In a press release issued on the cabinet's website, Russia announced that it has approved a draft legislation that will allow Russia to ratify its agreement with Turkey on the TurkStream natural gas pipeline project.

The news release, which was released by the official website of the Russian government, stated: "the government decided at a meeting on Thursday to approve the draft federal law on ratification of the agreement between Russia and Turkey on the Turkish Stream gas pipeline project and to send the document to the State Duma [the lower house of Russia's parliament]."

Russia’s TurkStream ratification follows Turkey’s ratification of a bill for the same project on 2 December, which was signed into law by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

According to the Daily Sabah, Turkish and Russian officials signed an intergovernmental agreement in October. Parliament and President Recep Tayyip Erdogan later approved the agreement in November.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is going to make the US government very angry, and for the following reasons:

Gazprom will be in control of this project, meaning that the natural gas flowing through the pipeline will be sold in rubles, and not in dollars; the route of the pipeline completely bypasses Ukraine, which will mean that there will be no revenue for it whatsoever; and the pipeline will be another source of gas for Southern Europe.

The rival pipeline, known as the Trans Adriatic Pipeline (or TAP, for short) is supposed to pipe in oil from Azerbaijan to the coast of Italy. However, this project is in trouble, due to the outcome of Italy's referendum. as reported at oilprice.com yesterday:

The TAP Consortium has awarded Italian companies a contract for engineering and construction work for the onshore/offshore sections of the pipeline in Italy and for the pipeline-receiving terminal to connect TAP to the Italian Snam-Rete-Gas’s pipeline network. The construction of the pipeline in Greece and Albania had been already launched (EDM, June 16). The process was going smoothly, until TAP faced strong defiance from the local authorities of Italy’s Puglia region on the basis of environmental concerns. The opposition to the project came despite the fact that the Italian minister of environment had already signed the necessary decree of environmental compatibility of the project—following an extensive environmental impact study—and Italy’s ministry of economy had granted the single authorisation permit for the pipeline in 2015 (Tap-ag.com). However, under Italy’s constitution, the regional governments have a veto power over land use and prospective energy infrastructure. The national government under Matteo Renzi has strongly supported TAP. However, Michele Emiliano, the governor of Puglia, voiced opposition to the planned pipeline path along Melendugno, by accusing the government of implementing the project without the region’s consent. Emiliano demanded moving the construction to Puglia’s port city of Brindisi, where there is an available connection to the Snam’s national gas grid.

Dec 20 09:15

Michael Moore bribes Republican electors to switch vote to Hillary. Michigan elector tells Moore to keep his money

Few things bring me more joy than watching Michael Moore desperately try to get Hillary Clinton into the office of US President.

The hypocrisy of Michael Moore (a filmmaker who has earned millions of dollars cultivating a persona of being a man of the working people) siding with the most corrupt, elitist, globalist snob to ever run for office, is telling of the real man Moore is behind the veil of his fake liberalism.

Dec 20 09:06

Donald Trump vows to ‘pick up Hotline’ on VA reform

The incoming president is “not inclined” to keep the department’s current secretary Bob McDonald in his administration. Instead, Trump is considering several potential successors who would align more with the sweeping VA overhaul Trump championed on the campaign trail as he railed against what he called the “most corrupt” and “most incompetently run agency in the United States.”

Jason Miller, communications director for the transition team, insisted that the delay is a result of an extra attention on the position, not disinterest.“This is an area that he cares deeply about, reforming VA and making sure the person who comes in has the appropriate skill set to address the many challenges,” said transition team spokesman Sean Spicer, communications director for the Republican National Committee. “This is an area near and dear to his heart.”

Dec 20 09:06

Bill Bonner: Funny money is getting funnier

Funny money is getting funnier and funnier.

Our challenge is to figure out who’s the butt of the joke.

Dec 20 08:59

Poll: Majority Not Buying CIA/Media's 'Leet Russian Haxors' Conspiracy Theory

Despite the lying media saying the CIA is "somewhat, pretty much, absolutely, totally convinced" Russia hacked the DNC and RNC, the American people are not buying it.

Dec 20 08:52

Italian government to request bank bailout funds from parliament

The Italian government is laying the groundwork for a potential €20bn rescue of the country’s most troubled banks, including Monte dei Paschi di Siena (MPS).

A government statement issued late on Monday night said that the prime minister, Paolo Gentiloni, had convened a cabinet meeting to request the funds from parliament.

The statement said: “[It] could be necessary to adopt measures with the aim of protecting savers if there were risks in the financial sector”. The vote in parliament could happen as soon as Wednesday, according to the Italian news agency Ansa.

The news signals that a multi-billion euro refinancing of MPS could occur within days. Seven other banks that are struggling under the weight of bad loans amounting to billions of euros may also require government recapitalisation.

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Translation: the Italian government is , ultimately, looking at doing a taxpayer bailout of several banks, including Monte dei Paschi di Siena.

And the hideous injustice here, just as has happened with their American counterparts, is that the executives of these financial institutions will walk away from this mess, scott free, with no repercussions whatsoever, for having created - and maintained- a wretchedly flawed, and failed financial system which, ultimately, was doomed to take down the taxpayers of that country.

Dec 20 08:45

GOP Congressman Of The House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, Peter King, Is Accusing CIA Director John Brennan Of Doing A Political "Hit Job" On Trump.

GOP Congressman Peter King is furious with CIA Director John Brennan for doing a political “hit job” on Donald Trump. I am assuming he means “political” hit job…not a “hit job” in the true meaning of the term.

Dec 20 08:44

Donald Trump Blasts Bill Clinton for Claiming He Only Appeals to ‘Angry White Men’

Clinton made his comments to the editor of the Bedford-Pound Ridge Record Review, a small paper in New York, and attacked the incoming president, saying he “didn’t know much” but “[o]ne thing he does know is how to get angry, white men to vote for him.”

Dec 20 08:43

Hillary Clinton Gets More Faithless Electors Than Trump

Whether it’s Donald Trump crushing the entire Republican establishment and bringing it to heel, destroying the Clinton political machine and ending Hillary’s ridiculous failure of a career, utterly embarrassing the entire liberal media complex, already bringing jobs back to America, and now defeating the insane “Russia hacking” conspiracy theory, I can’t remember the last time the average Joe won so much in a political sense.

This latest victory is the cherry on top of a well-deserved sundae for Americans who have been forgotten and abused by the political system: Hillary Clinton ended up with more faithless electors than Donald Trump.

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Those "Vote Your Conscience" signs backfired.

Dec 20 08:40

Turkish Pro-Government Media Blames US, CIA For Assassination Of Russian Ambassador

Following yesterday's Ankara tragedy in which a 22-year-old Turkish off-duty police officers assassinated the Russian ambassador, Turkey found itself in a scapegoat vacuum, having nobody to blame: after all, following this summer's failed "coup", Erdogan allegedly purged all forces who were hostile to his administration, which would suggest the police officer was one of "Erdogan's people." That however quickly changed when this morning Turkey's pro-government media outlets and journalists promptly cast the blame for the cold-blooded murder on the US, and the faith-based Gulen movement whose cleric Fetullah Gulen has been granted refuge in rural Pennsylvania, for the murder of the Russian ambassador to Turkey by a police officer on Monday evening.

Dec 20 08:39

Podesta Suggests Trump Allies Colluded With Russia On Hacking

Hillary Clinton’s former campaign chairman John Podesta suggests that President-elect Donald Trump’s campaign might have worked with Russian hackers to win the presidential election.

In his first TV interview since the Democratic candidate’s loss on November 8, Podesta said he did not believe Trump was personally involved in the hacking offensive targeting Democrats, but did not rule out the possibility of collusion by his associates.

Dec 20 08:38

Russia, Turkey & Iran ready to be guarantors in resolving Syrian crisis – Russian defense minister

A text of the Moscow declaration on immediate steps in resolving the Syrian crisis is being prepared. Moscow, Ankara and Tehran are ready to be guarantors of its implementation, Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu said.

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Dec 20 08:37

Hawaii 'faithless elector' breaks law to cast dissenting vote

Hawaii's four electors cast their votes for president Monday at the state Capitol building, and one broke the law.

Elector David Mulinix cast his vote for U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders rather than Hillary Clinton, who won the presidential election in Hawaii.

Hawaii law requires electors to vote for the winner of the popular vote in the presidential election.

Dec 20 08:36


President Obama’s latest analysis of what went wrong - as to date all the other analyses from the Democrats have been debunked, Russian hacks and all - is that Hillary failed to campaign in swing states, leaving them easy pickings for Donald Trump to pick these states up. Seriously speaking, in spite of that every source on this planet said Donald would lose Big Time?

The Obama Coalition was in Clinton’s pockets;

The Clinton Machine was in Clinton’s pockets;

The Media, Hollywood and academe was in Clinton’s pockets;

The Demographics, Minorities and Hispanics, Gays and Women and millenials were in Clinton’s pockets,

Five times and more money from Big Business, Wall Street and the Arab world were in Clinton’s pockets; as well as millions of illegals voting in California which explains her “popular vote win.”

Lastly, and most importantly,
Barry Soetoro, THE ONE, and his Justice Dept, FBI and CIA were in Clinton’s pockets.

Dec 20 08:31

6 YEARS AGO TODAY Cops Admitted Wrongdoing To Me In Writing: Both TX Troopers Were Punished & Retrained On 4th Amendment

Six years ago, two Texas Troopers threatened to arrest me and impound my vehicle if I did not show them my ID, even though they had no legal basis to ask for it. When I asked him why, he replied "I have the badge and the gun." That same week, I flied state and federal civil rights complaints, and to my shock, the cop's employer actually admitted wrongdoing, in writing no less! The admission letter, dated December 20, 2010, stated that "corrective action was needed" against both officers and that "additional training has been taken." Even better, the agency was then forced to admit in federal court that "The passenger is under no obligation to comply with request" for ID. I actually recorded both these idiots with my cellphone at the very moment they illegally demanded my ID. They were very dumb. :-)

Dec 20 08:20

NYPD Updates Number Of Dead From 9/11 Enviro Toxins- DOUBLED In The Past Two Years, To 99 And Counting

The number of NYPD officers who died as a result of 9/11 toxins increased by only 5 from 2013 to 2014, but the number of dead has now doubled, from 50 in 2014 to 99 listed today. In the immediate aftermath of the 9/11 attacks, the U.S. government falsely assured police and rescue workers that the environment was completely safe.

Dec 20 08:14

What Have the "Experts" Gotten Right? In the Real Economy, They're 0 for 5. If The "Experts" Were Assessed On Results, They'd All Be Fired.

The mainstream media continually hypes the authority of "experts," i.e. people with a stack of credentials from top institutions.

But does the mainstream media ever check on whether the "experts" got anything right? Let's compare the "experts" (conventional PhD economists) diagnoses and fixes with the results of their policies.

Dec 20 08:14

Texas City Residents Told Not To Use Tap Water After Chemical Leak

Officials in Corpus Christi, Texas have identified the chemical that possibly contaminated the city’s water supply. Residents were advised 12 hours before not to use tap water over a chemical leak, prompting a rush on bottled water.

City officials said at a news conference on Thursday the chemical leaked is an asphalt emulsifier, Indulin AA-86, which can burn skin if a person comes in contact with concentrated amounts. Upward of 24 gallons may have entered the water supply.

Dec 20 08:11

‘Fake news’? Time to choose: Corporate media fakes us into NOT ending poverty for less than 1% of ‘developed’ nations’ income, poverty-murdering ~1 million children every month, since 1997 killing more human beings than all wars & violence in all human hi

*hyperlinks/videos live at source*

“First they ignore you. Then they laugh at you. Then they fight you. And then you win.” ~ unsourced, and attributed to Gandhi’s analysis of British empire response to having their hypocrisy exposed: claiming to bring Christian love and progress while looting resources with forced local labor.

“When we now know that all claims for war with Iraq were known lies as they were told (and verbally explained here), and CNN provides similar innuendo for war by an unsourced alleged report with concerns of what might occur in the future allegedly stated by an unnamed US source reporting on an unnamed foreign source, this is propaganda and not news.” ~ My 2010 analysis of “fake news” reporting from CBS, ABC, CNN to lie Americans into illegal war on Iran.

Dec 20 08:10

BEX ALERT - NY TIMES - Will Trump Play Spy vs. Spy?

In recent days, President-elect Donald J. Trump has rejected the C.I.A.’s conclusions that Russian hackers attempted to sway the American elections, and has accused unnamed officials within the agency of trying to undermine him. And he has rejected the tradition of receiving the intelligence community’s daily briefing, implying that he would rather rely on information and analysis from his inner circle of advisers.

It’s a disturbing set of developments, if only because we’ve been here before. Presidents face a great temptation to go “in-house” for intelligence that fits with their plans; some have even set up formal or informal operations to circumvent the C.I.A. and other agencies. In almost every case, the result has been a disaster — for the president and for the country.

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Here is where it gets eerie. While not in the online version, the paper New York Times version of this article includes what appears to be a subtle threat to Trump!

Dec 20 08:08

Trump Stock Rally Leaving Big Media-Entertainment Behind

The most-biased, left-leaning companies are not thriving? Gee, I wonder why…

Dec 20 08:08

Obama Setting Up SHADOW GOVT to Undermine TRUMP

Ed Klein warns of Obamas plans to undermine the presidency of Donald Trump. 3 minute video.

Dec 20 07:55

Greenwald: 'We Should be Extremely Skeptical' Of CIA Report, 'They're Wrong All The Time'

Speaking on Tucker Carlson's show Monday, Glenn Greenwald said the public should be "extremely skeptical" of the CIA's Russia report as "they're wrong all the time."

Dec 20 07:52

Freeze warning issued for Bay Area as temps fall to 20s

Temperatures fell to below freezing overnight, prompting the National Weather Service to issue a freeze warning for most of the Bay Area on Monday morning.

The persistent cold snap will continue through the day following bitter temperatures that dropped into the 20s in most areas overnight, forecasters said.

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Dec 20 07:52

Obama Says It's 'Inevitable' U.S. Will Become 'Browner' [VIDEO]

President Obama said "it's inevitable" that the US is going to be "browner" during an interview with NPR on Monday.

"With respect to how we deal with each other, the demographics of the country are going to change," he said. "It's inevitable."

"The Latino community in America is going to grow," Obama said. "If you stopped all immigration today, just by virtue of birth rates, this is going to be a browner country."

Dec 20 07:51

'These Are Merkel's Deaths!': German MEP Blames Chancellor For Refugee Terror Attack

One brave German patriot is speaking the truth.

Dec 20 07:46

Israel threatens to expel reporter who asked apartheid question

Israel is threatening to expel an Australian journalist in Jerusalem, accusing him of being a supporter of the boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) movement.

The threat against Antony Loewenstein comes after the freelance journalist asked a question about Israeli apartheid at a press conference given by former government minister Yair Lapid, and after a campaign against him by the anti-Palestinian group HonestReporting.

Dec 20 07:45

In West Bank, Israel “replacing one land theft by another”

Christmas Day is the court-ordered deadline to evacuate around 330 settlers from the Amona outpost. The colony is built on the farmland of Palestinian families who still live nearby, north of Ramallah in the occupied West Bank.

Eighty-year-old Maryam Hamad, who lives in the neighboring Palestinian village of Silwad, owns six acres there, where she once cultivated wheat.

She has not been able to visit her land for 20 years, since Amona was established in the mid-1990s. She expects to return to the land when the settlers leave.

If the evacuation is implemented, Palestinian are at risk of revenge attacks by settlers.

Dec 20 07:41

Italy Seeks Authorization To Raise National Debt To Fund Bank Bailouts, As BMPS Rescue Plan In Jeopardy

Sources told Reuters last week that the government was ready to pump €15 billion euros - just under one percentage point of gross domestic product - into Monte dei Paschi and other ailing banks. Before it can do that, it needs authorisation to lift national debt levels, which it will do tonight at 7:30pm CET when the cabinet will meet with the Italian parliament to discuss increasing Italy's public debt to fund bank bailouts.

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Basically, Italy is paying off an overdue credit card bill ... by putting it on another credit card! Not a real solution.

Dec 20 07:40

Illegal Immigrant Families, Children Flooding US-Mexico Border

More than 15,000 illegal immigrants traveling as families and 7,400 unaccompanied alien children were stopped in November along the nation’s southwest border, the U.S. Border Patrol announced Thursday.

Overall, 47,214 Border Patrol apprehensions were reported in November, 44 percent more than in November 2015.

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Dec 20 07:39

Ukrainian officials hail the killer of Russian ambassador, call him hero

Unaffiliated deputy of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine Vladimir Parasyuk believes that the killer of Russian Ambassador Andrei Karlov in Ankara committed a heroic act. "When a person is ready to sacrifice his life, go to extremes for an idea, for truth, then one can say with confidence that this person is a HERO!" Parasyuk wrote on Facebook, posting the photo of the armed gunman, who killed the Russian ambassador by shooting him in the back.

Dec 20 07:39

LIVE: Mourning ceremony as Russian ambassador’s body taken to Moscow

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If the assassination was intended to stop the Russia/Turkey/Iran meeting on Syria (and the Turkish pivot towards Russia) it has failed. Worse than that, it has backflashed, handing Putin full justification to pound the US-backed forces inside Syria into the dust.

Dec 20 07:24

Protests grow in Poland as political crisis deepens

A bitter political crisis in Poland worsened over the weekend with heated protests both in and outside the nation's parliament and a swirl of allegations of attempted coups and threats to democracy.

In Poland's lower house of parliament, opposition lawmakers formed a phalanx around the podium, effectively halting proceedings in the chamber in protest over an alleged government attack on press freedoms.

Outside, in freezing temperatures, angry anti-government demonstrators besieged the parliament, preventing politicians from the ruling Law and Justice party from leaving, before police dragged them off the roads.

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This is starting to feel like another covert regime change by the US. Poland's new government is right-wing, opposed by a left wing faction just as corrupt and eager to sell off the nation to corporations as we have here in the US. With Trump headed for the White House with his pledge to end covert regime changes, someone may be trying to get things done in the month that remains until Obama leaves office.

Dec 20 07:20


WILL KIRBY for the Express reports, RUSSIA has devastating missiles of “enormous destructive power” as it gets set to deploy yet more rocket launchers to its European borders, a senior military commander has bragged.

Dec 20 07:17

Why are banks still being bailed out in 2016?

One of the features of the early stages of the credit crunch was the various bank bailouts around the world. We then got another wave as the Euro area crisis hit home. However we were then told we would be advancing into a new era except they have never really gone away.

Dec 20 07:17

Situation with human rights in Ukraine close to catastrophic

"The situation with human rights in this country (Ukraine) remains catastrophic. Many problems persist, in particular, the economic blockade of Donbass, hundreds of thousands of internally displaced persons, media censorship, xenophobia and neo-Nazism, bullying and persecution of unfavorable politicians, aggressive actions against the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Moscow Patriarchate... international organizations state the absence of lawfulness in Ukraine, systematic use of tortures, illegal arrests and reprisals against unfavorable persons by security and law enforcement agencies. If Kiev does not fulfil its multiple international obligations in the sphere of human rights and restoring the supremacy of law, normal and decent life of people in this country will be impossible".

Dec 20 07:15

Turkey, Russia vow cooperation after ambassador's killing

Russian investigators worked Tuesday to determine whether the assassination of their ambassador to Turkey was the work of a lone gunman or part of a wider conspiracy as the two countries, which have backed opposing sides in the Syrian war, said they would not let the killing disrupt efforts to repair their relationship.

Dec 20 07:14

Ukrainian forces prepare for launching offensive in Debaltsevo

Ukrainian forces shell the positions of the self-proclaimed Lugansk People’s Republic (LPR) and prepare for an active offensive in the Debaltsevo direction, official spokesman for LPR people’s militia Andrey Marochko said. "Ukrainian Armed Forces continue regrouping and move weapons to the contact line along the disengagement line near Debaltsevo, thuse preparing for an active offensive," Lugansk Inform Center quoted Marochko as saying. Ukrainian forces have been shelling the positions of self-defense militia since 8pm on Monday. They use weapons of 152mm caliber, mortars, firearms, he added. On Sunday, Ukrainian forces attempted to enter the settlement of Kalinovka with the use of artillery from the village of Luganskoye. According to LPR people’s militia, 10 Ukrainian servicemen were killed and around 20 more were injured. Two LPR militiamen were injured, and two others are missing...

Dec 20 07:13

Hillary Supporter GOES CRAZY After Trump Wins Wisconsin Electoral Votes

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Dec 20 07:09

Kremlin confirms team of Russian investigators flies to Turkey

An investigative team of representatives of Russia’s special agencies, the Investigative Committee and the Foreign Ministry has departed for Turkey, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told TASS on Tuesday. "A total of 18 people will work as part of the group," Peskov said...
Kyrgyz ambassador to Turkey witnesses Russian diplomat’s assassination, ready to testify http://tass.com/world/920778

Dec 20 07:06

Russia’s aerospace group wipes out 62,000 terrorist targets since Syria campaign's start

Since the beginning of the operation in Syria in September 2015 Russia’s aerospace group has flown 30,000 sorties to have wiped out 62,000 terrorist targets in Syria, the deputy chief of Russia’s General Staff, first deputy chief of the Aerospace Force Pavel Kurachenko said.

Dec 20 07:00

Truck driver shot dead before Berlin terror attack, terrorist was at wheel

The driver of the truck, which plowed into the crowd at a Christmas market in Berlin was shot dead before carrying out the attack, the Die Welt newspaper reported on Tuesday citing Karl-Heinz Schroeter, the Interior Minister of the state of Brandenburg. The regional Interior Minister noted that one of the victims had died of a gunshot wound. According to preliminary data, that was a citizen of Poland, an employee of a logistics company, which owns the truck. According to the German official, the Polish driver was a victim rather than a criminal...

Dec 20 06:57

No Way Now for Hillary to Claim US Election. Michael Rivero - December 19, 2016

Dec 20 06:55

Peter King Accuses CIA Director John Brennan Of ‘Hit Job’ On Trump

In an interview Sunday on ABC’s “This Week,” King, a member of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, said while he agrees there should be an investigation into Russian involvement in the election, there should also be an investigation into Brennan for the “hit job he seems to be orchestrating against the president-elect,” Politico reports.

This hit job, according to King, has taken the form of Brennan allegedly leaking intelligence assessments to the press and circumventing Congress, in order to take shots at Trump.

Dec 20 06:54

Newspaper: Gee, Our Subscriptions Are Down Ever Since We Endorsed Hillary

"[S]ome people have cancelled their subscriptions, so we lost some customers at a time when it's tough to lose customers," editor Mike Wilson told the Washington Examiner Tuesday evening.

Earlier, in an interview with Poynter, Wilson said the Dallas Morning News experienced some unpleasant pushback after it announced its support for Clinton, breaking its more than 75-year-old tradition of endorsing GOP candidates for president.

Dec 20 06:54

Suspect in Berlin Christmas market attack came to Germany as refugee, reports say

If confirmed, the revelations are likely to heap more pressure onto German Chancellor Angela Merkel, whose decision to accept waves of migrants from Africa and the Middle East has stoked controversy and unsettled Germany and Europe.

Owl 3
Dec 20 06:53

Russian official found dead from gunshot wounds in Moscow

THE head of a Russian foreign ministry department has been shot dead in Moscow, according to local media.

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Trying to provoke Putin?

Dec 20 06:49

This The Season For Credit Card Debt: This Christmas Americans Will Spend An Average Of 422 Dollars Per Child

For many Americans, the quality of Christmas is determined by the quality of the presents. This is especially true for our children, and some of them literally spend months anticipating their haul on Christmas morning.

Webmaster addition: No, $422 is what the retailers want to trick you into spending per child, relying on the instinct to "Keep up with the Joneses" to lure you along!

Dec 20 06:48

Investigation: US-Backed Afghan Police Kidnap Boys for Pedophilic Exploitation

An investigation conducted by AFP has revealed an epidemic of young boys being kidnapped by US-backed police in Afghanistan, to be kept as sex slaves.

Dec 20 06:46

Perpetrator of terrorist attack in Berlin armed and still at large

The suspected perpetrator of the terrorist attack at a Christmas market in Berlin on Monday is still at large and can be armed, German Die Welt newspaper reports on Tuesday referring to a German law enforcement source. According to media, Berlin police officers also assume that the Pakistani detained on Monday is not the person that could have been involved in the terrorist attack...

Dec 20 06:45

Saad Hariri assumes office of prime minister

Lebanon's Saad Hariri officially assumed the office of prime minister Tuesday and was welcomed to the Grand Serail by an honor guard.

Dec 20 06:44

Dont Israel my Juice!

Dec 20 06:43

Paul Craig Roberts Warns "Only A Counter-Coup Can Save American Democracy"

Note also that Hillary says that Putin interfered against her because he has a grudge against her for her interference in his reelection by fomenting protests against him with the Western-financed Russian NGOs. If what Hillary claims is correct, then any Russian interference, for which proof remains absent, was directed against Hillary in order to settle a score and has nothing to do with any Russian influence over Trump or 200 Internet sites as falsely and maliciously reported by the Washington Post.

All the CIA officials making claims of Russian interference, according to the Washington Post, continue to speak “on the condition of anonymity.”

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Sadly, Paul Craig Roberts is correct. We have won this battle against the entrenched establishment, but not the war.

Dec 20 06:39

Russian investigators in Ankara seeking answers on ambassador's killing

An unprecedented three-way meeting on Syria between the foreign ministers of Turkey, Russia and Iran in Moscow was going ahead Tuesday despite the assassination.

Dec 20 06:38

Iraqis demand barring dual nationals from top official posts

Dual nationality was banned in Iraq until the 2003 American-led invasion, when the US Occupation Authority issued a decree allowing it. Three years later, an Iraqi law replaced it, affirming the principle of multiplicity of nationalities while preventing Iraqis holding dual citi­zenship from attaining positions of “sovereign or high security”.

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We need that here!

Dec 20 06:35

China to Return Seized US Underwater Drone

The Defense Ministry said a Chinese naval vessel discovered a piece of "unidentified equipment," and checked it to prevent any navigational safety issues before discovering it was a U.S. drone.

Dec 20 06:34

Trump wins Electoral College vote; a few electors break ranks

In the end, however, more Democrats than Republicans went rogue, underscoring deep divisions within their party. At least four Democratic electors voted for someone other than Clinton, while two Republicans turned their backs on Trump.

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It wasn't " deep divisions within their party" that caused Democrat Electors to decide not to vote for Clinton. In a way, those "Vote Your Conscience" signs backfired, because Democratic Electors didn't want to be seen as accessories after-the-fact to the Clinton crimes.

Dec 20 06:32

Former Republican Senator Scott Brown: We Are At War - Make No Mistake About It!

Former Republican Senator Scott Brown says, "make no mistake about it, we are at war". A truck attack on a crowded Christmas market in Berlin killed 9 and injured 50. This was a happy crowd doing their Christmas shopping, and suddenly life turned on a thin dime.

Dec 20 06:30


On December 19, Syrian ambassador to the UN, Bashar Jaafari, made a statement that 14 foreign intelligence officers were remaining inside the eastern part of Aleppo city and disclosed their alleged names and nationalities.

Dec 20 06:25

Lawsuit Seeks to Find Evidence Trump Influenced Comey in Email Investigation

He further explained the purpose behind the lawsuit as follows:

“I think we need to see what ‘probable cause’ was shown for obtaining the search warrant, because whoever thought there was going to be evidence of a crime was obviously mistaken. And that mistake probably changed the outcome of the election.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Desperation on the cusp of madness!

The probable cause for the FBI warrant was information sent to them by the NYPD, which seized the laptop in an investigation of Anthony Weiner's continued practice of sexual communications with underage girls.

This lawsuit is a pathetic attempt to discredit the FBI investigation (and Trump), but we should always remember that if Hillary had been playing by the rules, there would not have been an FBI investigation in the first place!

Dec 20 06:14

252 Ways President Obama Has Systematically Destroyed America

Every President, every politician, and every human being tells lies and engages in acts of hypocrisy. But Barack Obama does these things to a far greater degree than anyone else that I have ever known of. His campaign promises were so much better sounding than anyone else’s – no lobbyists in his administration, waiting five days before signing all non-emergency bills so people would have time to read them, putting health care negotiations on C-SPAN, reading every bill line by line to make sure money isn’t being wasted, prosecution of Wall St. criminals, ending raids against medical marijuana in states where it’s legal, high levels of transparency. Obama’s promises of these wonderful things sounded inspiring and sincere. They sounded so much better than the promises of any other President. So when Obama broke these promises, it felt so much worse than when other Presidents broke their promises.

Dec 20 06:08

Obama Commutes 153 Sentences, Pardons 78, In Clemency Push

The president has now granted commutations to nearly 1,200 federal prisoners.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Mostly drug criminals, while Leonard Peltier and Mumia Al Jamal, arguably framed for the crimes of others, remain in prison.

Dec 20 03:48

How Hackers Really Crack Your Passwords

How do computer hackers figure out our passwords? Learn about the techniques they use to crack the codes, and what systems protect us.

Dec 20 02:09

Prelude to War? Ambassador Assassinated Monday; Terrorist Strikes Germany! (Video)

The Russian ambassador to Turkey was last night shot dead by an off-duty Turkish police officer at an art gallery in Ankara in 'revenge' for the conflict in Syria.

Ambassador Andrei Karlov, 62, was shot several times from behind by a gunman shouting: 'Allahu Akbar (God is Great). We die in Aleppo, you die here!' He also screamed: 'Only death will take me out of here.'

The shooter, who was wearing a suit and tie, has been identified as Mevlüt Mert Altintas, 22, a member of Ankara's police riot squad. He reportedly fired into the air before taking aim at the ambassador.

He then turned weapon on others in the gallery - injuring three - before he was shot dead in a 15-minute stand-off with police. There has been some suggestion that Altintas was linked to Turkey's failed coup in July.