Jul 09 15:40

How UAE's Yemen Exit Is Preparation To Confront Iran Closer To Home

Authored by James M. Dorsey via Lobe Log

A United Arab Emirates decision to withdraw the bulk of its forces from Yemen shines a spotlight on hard realities underlying Middle Eastern geopolitics.

The pullback suggests that the UAE is preparing for the possibility of a US military confrontation with Iran in which the UAE and Saudi Arabia could emerge as prime battlegrounds.

It also reflects long-standing subtle differences in the approaches of Saudi Arabia and the UAE towards Yemen. It further highlights the UAE’s long-standing concern for its international standing amid mounting criticism of the civilian toll of the war as well as a recognition that the Trump administration’s unquestioning support may not be enough to shield its allies from significant reputational damage.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I think that this is absolutely on, and The Butcher of Yemen,is getting ready to collaborate with the Us military for a huge strike against Iran.

As I mentioned before, the Ziohawkonoids need this to happen very quickly, as Netanyahu is facing a snap election mid-September, and has to appear to have "done something constructive" by that point in time.

And what would be much more lovely than to see the US, and Saudi troops, doing a decap strike against Iran?!?

Jul 09 14:57

Report: Alex Acosta Said He Was Told Jeffrey Epstein 'Belonged to Intelligence' And 'To Leave It Alone'

Best-selling author Vicky Ward reported Tuesday that Alexander Acosta told the Trump transition team when asked about his handling of Jeffrey Epstein's case that "I was told Epstein 'belonged to intelligence' and to leave it alone."

Jul 09 14:56

Bill Clinton Claims He Only Flew With Jeffrey Epstein 4 Times, Court Records Show At Least 26 Times

Bill Clinton claimed in a statement released by his spokesman on Monday evening that he "knows nothing" about Jeffrey Epstein's alleged crimes and only flew on his private jet four times, but court records of Epstein's flight logs show he traveled with him at least 26 times.

Jul 09 13:40

Egypt Seizes Tanker Carrying Iranian Crude

Tehran's threats of retaliation against the UK for seizing a tanker carrying Iranian crude oil for export have prompted a British vessel to shelter in the Gulf, but the rest of the world doesn't seem to be taking them too seriously.

Citing local press reports, Middle East Monitor said Tuesday that a Ukrainian tanker carrying Iranian oil as it passed through the Suez Canal ten days ago was seized by the Egyptian government, just as Egypt's State Security Criminal Court was sentencing six people to lengthy jail terms allegedly for spying for Iran.

Egypt is a staunch ally of the US, and as a Sunni-majority country, would naturally align with the UAE and Saudi Arabia in their efforts to contain Iran. Egypt also supports the Saudi-backed coalition in Yemen that is fighting to retain control in that country's brutal civil war. Cairo has condemned the Houthis for the recent spate of attacks on Saudi infrastructure that have inflamed tensions in the region.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

With tensions escalating between Iran and Iran, and the US government reeling, regarding numerous problems on the horizon which have nothing to do with the current US government, (but involve some INCREDIBLY salacious actions by former members of this government, "Epstein-gate"), I have a sense that the Ziohawkonoids are going to push forward on a US attack against Iran, in terms of getting it going at the earliest possible opportunity.

Because if ever Washington's elite needed a war as a distraction from these nasty situations, it is right the heck now.

There is only one minor problem here; we may well be looking at Russia jumping into the fray on Iran's side, and, in fact, here's the following statement from a Russian official who essentially said just that:
Russia Says Iran ‘Won’t Be Alone’ If US AttacksThe story goes on to state:

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

Now, I don't know about you, but if I were any members of President Trump's cabinet, or advisors, I would absolutely take this guy at his word.

Jul 09 13:17

Bill Clinton Lying About Epstein Relationship: Report

Bill Clinton is lying about his involvement with arrested pedophile Jeffrey Epstein, according to investigative journalist Conchita Sarnoff - who first revealed the former president's extensive flights on Epstein's "lolita express" in a 2010 Daily Beast exposé.

Clinton claimed in a Monday statement that he only took "a total of four trips on Jeffrey Epstein's airplane" in 2002 and 2003, and that Secret Service accompanied him at all times.

According to Sarnoff's research as well as flight logs obtained by Fox News in 2016, that's a complete lie.

Sarnoff, who heads up the Alliance to Rescue Victims of Trafficking and the author of "Trafficking," told Fox News Monday evening: "I know from the pilot logs and these are pilot logs that you know were written by different pilots and at different times that Clinton went, he was a guest of Epstein's 27 times," adding "many of those times Clinton had his Secret Service with him and many times he did not."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Oh, this is going to get interesting, folks; grab your popcorn and enjoy, as the monied eat their own!!

Jul 09 13:17

Scott Adams: Let’s Talk About the UK Ambassador, Tom Steyer

Comments at:

UK Ambassador, Kim Darroch’s private message got leaked?
President Trump tweets about the “whacky Ambassador”
Poll says people LIKE President’s performance, not his behavior
Tom Steyer JUST entered the Presidential race…what’s that mean?
Epstein story, mysterious way he made an enormous fortune
Iran’s supreme leader is key to preventing middle east peace
“Micro-steps” and other productivity hacks for motivation
“Meaning in your life” seeking and finding it
Ben Garrison altered comics and controversy
The future of education is virtual reality
Bad teachers need to be removed from the process

Jul 09 10:58

Before SHTF, Let’s Revisit Jeffrey Epstein’s Little Black Book

By Tyler Durden

With the Saturday arrest of Jeffrey Epstein – who is reportedly offering to name elite pedophiles in exchange for leniency, a leaked copy of the billionaire sex predator’s “little black book” may provide some insight into some very rich individuals who should be nervous right about now...

Jul 09 10:55

Swedish Prosecutors: ‘It’s Not on the Cards’ to Interview Assange – After Hanging Arrest Warrant Over Him for Seven Years

Swedish prosecutors have this week announced that for the time being they will not be issuing a European Investigation Order (EIO) to interview Julian Assange, founder of Wikileaks. According to Sweden’s Deputy Director of Public Prosecutions, Eva-Marie Persson,”…it is currently not on the cards to issue a European investigation order…” For now, they will be analysing evidence before making a decision regarding procedure. So, how is it possible she is now not in a position to interview him – yet two months ago she requested his detention so that she could issue a European Arrest Warrant (EAW) against him and start an extradition process?

Jul 09 10:53

ABC News’ Martha Raddatz Grills Rashida Tlaib Over Fake Border Outrage

ABC News' Martha Raddatz grilled far-left Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) on Sunday over Tlaib's claim that she cares about what is going on at the border when Tlaib voted against both Democrat and Republican bills to send aid to the border facilities.

Jul 09 10:53

Teachers Union Teams With Black Lives Matter To End Random Searches In L.A. Public Schools

An activist coalition in Los Angeles recently claimed victory after education officials voted to end mandatory, random student searches in the city’s public schools, a policy that has been in place for nearly 26 years.

Jul 09 10:47

FIGHT! Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez And Nancy Pelosi Throw Down Over Border Spending Bill

Over the weekend, the notoriously frosty relationship between Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and newcomer progressive Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez turned heated after Pelosi lobbed a thinly-veiled insult at Ocasio-Cortez's Twitter politicking.

Jul 09 10:39

US approves major arms sale to Taiwan amid trade tensions with Beijing

The Trump administration has approved selling Abrams tanks and Stinger missiles to Taiwan, a major potential arms sale that is bound to irk Beijing and comes as the administration seeks to negotiate a major trade agreement with China.
Congress was notified Monday that the State Department had approved both potential sales, which include 108 M1A2T Abrams tanks, plus related equipment, and some 250 Stinger missiles.

Jul 09 10:33

Seattle Has Been Quietly Dismantling Homeless Encampments In Order To Clean Up The City

Seattle's mayor recently authorized a crackdown on homeless encampments within the city but seems to be keeping the actual execution of the pilot program quiet, so that the city's social justice warriors don't catch on.

Jul 09 10:16

PEAK INSANITY: Democratic candidate Julian Castro says biological men who PRETEND to be women should receive free abortions… huh?

In a hilarious attempt at differentiating himself from the rest of the clown pack during the recent Democratic debates, leftist politician Julian Castro stated that he fully supports the government providing free abortions for transgender “women,” meaning biological men with natural-born penises who, because of mental derangement, think that they’re actually real women.

Even though it’s a biological impossibility for transgender “women” to ever even get pregnant in the first place, Castro is of the persuasion that all members of the LGBTQ+ community, no matter their reproductive ability, have a “right” to government-funded abortion on demand, a position he presumably believes will win him the nomination.

Jul 09 09:56

The Epstein Case Explodes.... The Dan Bongino Show

Ep. 1017 7/8/2019.

Jul 09 09:46

Is 'Epstein's madam' cooperating with FBI? Victim's lawyer says Ghislaine Maxwell – who arranged meetings with Prince Andrew, Trump, Clinton and Sergey Brin - could turn on the billionaire

Ghislaine Maxwell, 57, was the disgraced billionaire's right-hand woman and introduced him to Prince Andrew and arranged dinners with billionaire Google founder Sergey Brin and both President Donald Trump and Bill Clinton.

But David Boies, who represents Virginia Roberts Giuffre - one of Epstein's most vocal accusers, has said that she may now have turned on the disgraced billionaire financier.

Giuffre, 35, alleges she was recruited by Maxwell to have sex with rich and powerful men in 2000 while, aged 16, she was working as a towel girl at President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort.

'The one person most likely in jeopardy is Maxwell because the records that are going to be unsealed have so much evidence against her,' Lawyer David Boies, who represents Giuffre, told the Miami Herald.

Jul 09 09:37

Report: The Reasons Trump Should Be Worried About The Epstein Case

The case against billionaire financier and registered sex offender Jeffrey Epstein, who was arrested Saturday night on charges of sex trafficking underage girls, could potentially involve several big names, among them two presidents. The connections between Epstein and Donald Trump, opinion writer and Trump biographer Timothy L. O'Brien writes, should be "a worry" for the president.

Jul 09 09:36

Ocasio-Cortez Gets Smacked By Meteorologist Over ‘Climate Crisis’ Claims

A prominent meteorologist once again threw water on wild claims being made by democratic socialist Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), who claimed without evidence that a flood in Washington, D.C., was the result of "the climate crisis."

Jul 09 09:29

Trump-Hater Actress Ellen Barkin Targets Him Regarding Jeffrey Epstein. Then She Admits Something.

On Sunday, Hollywood actress and inveterate Donald Trump-hater Ellen Barkin, eager to see President Trump go down in fIames, gleefully retweeted an attorney-activist’s desire to revisit allegations that Trump had raped a 13-year old girl at Jeffrey Epstein’s home in 1994. Barkin chortled, “It’s time to take another look...”

Jul 09 09:29

Denial is America’s national pastime, but real patriotism requires honesty

Anti-patriotism is trendy thanks to the popular depiction of Trump as Antichrist, but the US’ decline has been a long time coming. Truly Making America Great Again requires dismantling the Potemkin village erected to hide the rot.

Trump seems convinced that the job of restoring America’s Greatness is mostly done, and even his detractors don’t seem aware of the very serious problems the country faces, instead shrieking about social issues and self-flagellating over assumed privilege. Historical or economic understanding is largely absent from the current “woke” critiques of America.

Jul 09 09:20

Here's What Happened To Nike's Stock After American Flag Shoe Controversy

After taking an initial tumble, Nike stocks spiked days after the athletic gear giant's decision to drop an American flag-style shoe at the behest of anthem-kneeling former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick, a major sponsor of the company.

Jul 09 09:19

Ross Perot dies at 89

Two-time presidential candidate and billionaire businessman Ross Perot died Tuesday, the Dallas Morning News reported.

Perot, 89, had been being diagnosed with leukemia in February.

The Texas businessman ran for president in 1992 and in 1996 as a third-party candidate, amassing 19 percent of the popular vote in his first White House bid. Although he did not win any electoral votes, many credit him with helping seal the victory for former President Clinton.

In 2000, Perot endorsed George W. Bush's candidacy for president.

Bush praised Perot as a “strong patriot” on Tuesday following the news of his death.

Jul 09 08:45

Women's Soccer Players Say They Deserve ‘Equal Pay.’ But The Stats Show That They Are Actually Overpaid.

I'm not much of a soccer fan because I prefer watching sports, personally, but I was still happy to hear that the U.S. women's team won the World Cup over the weekend. I am far less enthused by the "gender pay gap" discussion that their victory inevitably generated, however.

Jul 09 08:45

Trump wants to 'Make America White Again' with census citizenship question, says Pelosi

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) criticized President Donald Trump's efforts to include a citizenship question on the 2020 census by implying that he has racist motivations, according to The Hill.

Jul 09 08:30

British Gov’t Issuing Apology to Ivanka Trump in Person

This is one diplomat who needs a lesson in diplomacy.
During a tough year for politicians in the U.K. – with the Brexit disaster costing Prime Minister Theresa May her job – Sunday’s publication of memos from British Ambassador Kim Darroch criticizing the inner workings of the Trump White House has made another mess for the government in London to clean up.

Jul 09 08:29

Fellow 2020 Dem Gabbard Blasts Harris’s ‘Political Ploy’ to ‘Smear’ Joe Biden

One of the standout moments from the first Democratic primary debates in June was the unexpected attack by California Sen. Kamala Harris against former Vice President Joe Biden’s remarks about busing policy and working with segregationists in Congress.

Jul 09 08:15

Boeing again reports no new orders for 737 Max as planes remain grounded

Boeing on Tuesday again reported no new orders for the Boeing 737 Max, as the worldwide grounding of its best-selling plane is about to enter its fifth month.