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CURRENT EVENTS

Nov 10 08:17

Podesta Group CEO Abruptly Quits Just Days After Tony Podesta Resigns

As the line from the Shakespeare play Hamlet goes, “something is rotten in the state of Denmark.” Just days after Podesta Group founder Tony Podesta resigned, its CEO Kimberley Fritts is leaving to launch her own firm.

Nov 10 07:46

Pot-smoking naked couple in Wisconsin tried to seduce teen babysitter, say cops

A Wisconsin couple who returned home drunk allegedly stripped down and tried to seduce one of their teen babysitters, officials said.

Nov 10 07:46

Jury awards $7.5M to man who says he was injured buying watermelons at Walmart

An Alabama jury on Wednesday awarded $7.5 million to a man who sued Walmart after he said he broke his hip buying watermelson at a store.

Nov 10 07:44

Podesta Group CEO unexpectedly quits just days after Tony’s departure

Less than two weeks after John Podesta’s brother, Tony, quit as head of the prominent Democratic lobbying group, the Podesta Group just days after it was revealed that Special Prosecutor Robert Mueller was investigating Podesta for potentially violating the Foreign Agents Registration Act for his work involving Ukraine clients, Politico reported overnight that Podesta Group longtime CEO, Kimberley Fritts, is leaving the firm to start her own lobbying shop, according to three Podesta Group staffers.

Nov 10 06:38

Woman who faked terminal cancer for donations gets 25 years in jail

An Alabama woman who duped family and friends into believing she had terminal cancer and collected hundreds of thousands of dollars through GoFundMe pages was sentenced to jail on Wednesday, after she pleaded guilty in August to two charges stemming from the case.

Nov 10 06:38

Toddler with dairy allergy dies after preschool allegedly fed him grilled cheese sandwich

New York City officials are investigating the death of a toddler whose family said had an allergic reaction to the grilled cheese sandwich a preschool employer allegedly fed him last week.

Nov 10 06:33

Restaurant Owner Allegedly Chokes Woman In Dispute Over Cold Fries

A restaurant owner in Memphis is accused of attacking and choking a customer who complained about her fries being cold.

Nov 10 06:33

Ex-Airman Sentenced to Life for Murdering the 4-Year-Old Son He Had Just Met

A former airman was sentenced on Monday in Colorado to life in prison for the murder of his 4-year-old son, whom he had only recently met, PEOPLE confirms.

Nov 10 06:22

‘Cold Day in Hell Before ICC Goes After US for Committing War Crimes’

The ICC prosecutor’s decision to pursue a probe into alleged war crimes in Afghanistan is “completely political” and won't amount to anything, law professor Francis Boyle believes. He said it will be a “cold day in hell” before any Americans are prosecuted.

The International Criminal Court's chief prosecutor, Fatou Bensouda, announced last week that her request to launch an investigation had been handed over to a pre-trial court. She said that if her request is granted, the probe will focus “upon those most responsible for the most serious crimes committed in connection with the situation in Afghanistan.”

However,>>>

Nov 10 06:12

Why Is The US Air Force Collecting Russian DNA? - #NewWorldNextWeek corbettreport

Published on Nov 9, 2017 Welcome to New World Next Week – the video series from Corbett Report and Media Monarchy that covers some of the most important developments in open source intelligence news. This.week:

Story #1: Saudi Purge Brings China Card In Play In Aramco Deal
http://s.nikkei.com/2ztWdo2

Saudi Prince, Seven Others Dead After Helicopter Crash
http://bit.ly/2zuHWpb

Crown Prince Says New Saudi Mega-City ‘NEOM’ Will Be Listed Publicly
http://reut.rs/2iDy5sM

Robot Granted Saudi Citizenship Has More Rights Than Saudi Women
http://bit.ly/2xIEEg9

‘Corbett Report: Extras’ On BitChute
http://bit.ly/2AvGZx4

NWNW Flashback: Saudi Arabia Plans $2 Trillion Megafund For Post-Oil Era (Apr. 7, 2016)
http://bit.ly/1XwyKp8

NWNW Flashback: Saudi King Names Son New Crown Prince, Upending Royal Succession Line (Jun. 22, 2107)
http://bit.ly/2u15wW5

Nov 10 05:45

Rep. Ro Khanna: Stop All Weapons Sales to Saudi Arabia Now

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Yes, I do,” Khanna said. “I don’t think the Saudis’ human rights record or their record in military conflicts are consistent with our values. I don’t think that we should be engaged in interventionism in the Middle East. … We have this record of interventionism that has not made us any safer. And I view our pragmatic, or expedient, alliance with Saudi Arabia in the same way.”

Earlier this year, Khanna introduced a resolution that condemned the war and would have used a provision of the War Powers Act to halt U.S. support for Saudi Arabia.>>>

(*Typical Democrat; only thinking of himself What about everybody elses stock portfolios in the mega=-rallying stock market , you knob ?)

Nov 10 05:25

Trump Exploits NY Attacks to Promote Gitmo and Perpetual War

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As is typical of governments, Trump is exploiting the impact of this horrific tragedy to further his administration's agenda of perpetual war and keeping Guantánamo open.

First off, sending Saipov to Guantánamo would likely be illegal, since he is a legal resident arrested on US soil. University of Texas law professor Stephen I. Vladeck points out, "Saipov was lawfully present in the United States at the time of his arrest and is therefore entitled to a full suite of constitutional protections -- especially those provided by the Fifth Amendment's due process clause." It'd be difficult for Trump to make the case, in court, for detaining a legal resident arrested on US soil at a military detention facility in Cuba.

The call to send Saipov to Guantánamo is especially curious when compared with Trump's reaction to another recent vehicular act of violence in the US: the racist attack in Charlottesville.>>>

Nov 10 05:13

Iranian Political Activist Shot Dead in Netherlands

Iranian Ahmad Mola Nissi, 52, established the Arab Struggle Movement for the Liberation of Ahwaz (ASMLA), which seeks a separate state in the country’s oil-rich southwestern Khuzestan province.

A Dutch police statement said a suspect was detained at the scene of the shooting on Wednesday night in The Hague after trying to flee.

“His involvement in the incident is being investigated,” it said. “Emergency services were at the scene quickly and reanimated the victim, but he died shortly later.”

Ahvazi Arabs are a minority in mainly ethnic Persian Iran, and some see themselves as under Persian occupation and want independence or autonomy.

They say they are deprived of decent living standards and civil rights>>>

Nov 09 18:32

The Anatomy Of A National Psychosis

THIS COUNTRY HAS BEEN HAVING A NATIONWIDE NERVOUS BREAKDOWN SINCE 9/11. A NATION OF PEOPLE SUDDENLY BROKE, THE MARKET ECONOMY GOES TO SHIT, AND THEY’RE THREATENED ON EVERY SIDE BY AN UNKNOWN, SINISTER ENEMY. BUT I DON’T THINK FEAR IS A VERY EFFECTIVE WAY OF DEALING WITH THINGS—OF RESPONDING TO REALITY. FEAR IS JUST ANOTHER WORD FOR IGNORANCE.

—HUNTER S. THOMPSON, GONZO JOURNALIST

Another shooting, another day in America.

Or so it seems.

Nov 09 16:24

9/11 and the World Today.

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Book of today's radio guest.

Nov 09 16:20

Texas church, site of deadly massacre, to be demolished

The pastor of the Texas church where a gunman killed 25 people says he plans on demolishing the building, a spokesman for the Southern Baptist Convention said Thursday.

Frank Pomeroy told convention leaders that conducting services at the First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs would be too painful following Sunday's massacre, convention spokesman Roger Oldham told USA TODAY.

"The pastor expressed his desire that perhaps the best way forward is to have the church demolished and replaced with a prayer garden," Oldham said. "But the church hasn't really had a chance to fully deal with the grief and then come together to make a decision."

Nov 09 14:59

US Secret Service Agent Gets 2 More Years In Jail For Silk Road Bitcoin Theft

A former Secret Service agent has been sentenced to an additional two years in prison for stealing cryptocurrency during a probe into the dark web marketplace Silk Road, after he had already pleaded guilty to previous theft charges.

Nov 09 14:48

HILARIOUS VIDEO | Butthurt Snowflakes Gather In 25 Cities To Scream 'HELPLESSLY' At The Sky About Trump’s Election

I rounded up the best short clips from across the country from last night. This is some truly hilarious shite. Watching lying, Resistance snowflakes in pain never gets old.

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Nov 09 14:24

As Confederate Statues Come Down, DC Set to Erect 8ft Statue to Crack-Smoking Mayor

Confederate statues and others honoring our Founders are being taken down all over America, but that doesn't mean other statues will not be taking their place.

Nov 09 14:19

Tucker Carlson's FULL INTERVIEW With Donna Brazile On DNC Controversy

Tucker Carlson Spars With Donna Brazile Over CNN And Wikileaks

Nov 09 13:59

VIDEO | Tucker Questions Donna Brazile About Hillary’s Health, Replacing Her On Ticket With Joe Biden

This is one of the better clips from Tucker's interview last night with Donna Brazile.

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Nov 09 13:54

FORMER SMALLVILLE ACTRESS UNDER INVESTIGATION FOR RUNNING A SEX CULT.

actress is 'second in command of sex cult under investigation for extorting, beating and branding its members

Nov 09 13:46

Democratic-financed Trump dossier dominates how FBI agents question witnesses.

used by FBI decried by Carter Page in questioning

Nov 09 13:46

Saudi Arabia, Kuwait warn citizens to leave Lebanon immediately!

Bahrain issued a similar warning on Sunday

Nov 09 13:28

AWESOME CLIP | Congressman Takes To House Floor To Call For Removal Of Robert Mueller, Ending Deep State Coup D’Etat

Congressmen Gaetz, Biggs, and Gohmert introduce a resolution to remove Robert Mueller. Great little clip from House floor speech.

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Nov 09 13:09

NEW JUDICIAL WATCH UPDATE: ANTIFA Court Battle, New Lawsuit to Uncover Comey/Mueller Collusion, Comey's Illegal Leaks Confirmed

Tom Fitton, Judicial Watch president

Here's the link to my Judicial Watch Update

We are in court here in DC and across the land for the rule of law.

Nov 09 13:09

TSA Fails Around 80% Of Undercover Tests – Report

A report revealing “vulnerabilities” at Transportation Security Administration (TSA) airport checkpoints has disturbed lawmakers, who for the first time received a classified briefing from the new TSA chief.

TSA Administrator David Pekoske and members of the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Office of Inspector General (OIG) appeared before the House Committee on Homeland Security Wednesday to discuss efforts to keep US transportation systems secure.

Nov 09 12:56

Louis CK about to be outed as a Serial Sexual Predator

Louis CK, who called Donald Trump an insane bigot and compared him to Hitler

Forced to cancel NY premiere of his new movie (about a 68-year-old having a relationship with a 17-year-old)

and all future guest appearances!!!

Nov 09 12:19

Breaking News, Explosion & Cloud of Black Smoke at Nuclear Power Plant, Outside Charlotte

Transformer fire. No radiation leak.

Nov 09 12:02

DOJ To Russia Today: Register As A Foreign Agent Or Face Arrest

Congress is using a decades-old piece of legislation to force Russia Today to register as a foreign agent in the US, adding that if the site doesn’t comply with the order by Monday, the DOJ could move to shutter its operations and arrest its top executive, RT editor-in-chief Margarita Simonyan.

Russia Today revealed Thursday that the Department of Justice has given the site until next week to comply with its new interpretation of the Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA). RT has been operating in the US since 2005.

While undoubtedly disappointing in terms of its implications for first amendment freedoms in the US, the DOJ’s declaration is hardly a surprise. Under pressure from lawmakers, Twitter last month said it would prohibit RT from buying paid ads on its platform.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This threat against RT.com, to which I link frequently, and believe they have some of the most astute writers on both US and international affairs, like Pepi Escobar, is disapponting, but is thoroughly predictable, in the growing cycle of demonization of Russia as a prelude to war against it.

Nov 09 11:58

Kuwait Orders Citizens To Leave Lebanon Immediately "As Precaution Against Any Negative Impact That Might Take Place"

The drums of war are beating at a deafening pace: with Saudi Arabia ordering its citizens to immediately leave Lebanon on Thursday, just a few hours later Kuwait joined in.

According to the Kuwait News Agency, citing a foreign ministry statement, Kuwait citizens currently in Lebanon are urged to leave the country immediately.

The statement said the order is due to the "circumstances experienced by Lebanon at the moment, as well as a precautionary measure against any negative impact that might take place."

The ministry also urged citizens not to travel to Lebanon, "wishing at the same time security and stability for the Arab country."

At this point it is safe to assume that war between Lebanon and Saudi Arabia/Israel is just a matter of time.

Nov 09 11:53

Saudi Arabia's foreign minister calls for sanctions on Iran for its 'support of terrorism’

"We would like to see sanctions on Iran for its support of terrorism and sanctions on Iran for violating the ballistic missile resolutions of the United Nations," Adel Al-Jubeir, Saudi minister of foreign affairs, told CNBC Thursday

The Kingdom's foreign minister went on to say the most effective way of dealing with Iran would be for the international community to hold Tehran accountable for "fixing" the nuclear agreement, supporting terrorism and for its ballistic missile program

Al-Jubeir described the situation in Lebanon as "unfortunate." He went on to accuse Hezbollah of "hijacking the system" and putting "roadblocks" in front of Hariri at every opportunity

Saudi Arabia later warned its citizens to leave Lebanon immediately

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I frankly would not be at all surprised at seeing Saudi military action against Lebanon commence this weekend.

Nov 09 11:46

Dubious Osama bin Laden Documents: A Pretext for a War on Iran

The CIA has given the Long War Journal exclusive access to the supposed Osama bin Laden files taken from his “compound” in Pakistan.

The Long War Journal is a project of the Foundation for Defense of Democracies (FDD) where its editors are senior fellows. The foundation is a refuge for neocons and a staunch supporters of Israel and its policies. It is also a vocal advocate of confronting Iran.

So it shouldn’t come as a surprise the CIA “shared” a carefully selected portion of the documents?—?some 500,000 files?—?with the Long War Journal.

The released documents focus on Iran and its supposed relationship with al-Qaeda.

On November 1, NBC News reported:

The trove also provides new insight into the often adversarial relationship between al Qaeda and Iran?—?the Sunni Muslim terror group and the Shiite republic?—?in the form of a 19-page report described by the Long War Journal as “a senior jihadist’s assessment of the group’s relationship with Iran.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The US goverrnment are using its presstitutes and whorespondents to create a climate of demonisation against Iran as a prelude to war against it.

I, for one, can no longer believe anything the US government says through its corporate outlets, and have had it up to HERE with even the possibility of one more American kid dying in a war for resources (with Iran, read: oil, and the sale of oil only in US dollars).

When Karl MArx made the observation that all wars are economic in nature, he was absolutely correct in his assessment.

Nov 09 11:41

The UN and Genocide by Starvation in Somalia

What is it going to take for the international media to catch on to this most insidious of crimes, for the world had the food to prevent all these deaths, something the UN is supposed to be on top of.

But then one of the top dogs at the UN is the Executive Director of UNICEF, supposedly the number one (N)o (G)ood (O)utfit with the responsibility to prevent this crime, headed by former National Security Advisor to Pres. Clinton and later failed nominee to head the CIA , Anthony Lake, whose appointment was a favor returned by Pres. Obama. Loyalty to empire can have its rewards in the form of being overlord of a multi billion dollar a year aid empire internationally, UNICEF, and the ability to carry out “long term solutions” as in genocide by starvation of the Somali people.

Nov 09 11:38

In Seoul, Trump Delivers War Ultimatum to North Korea. Complete, Unconditional Surrender to US Dictates, or Total War

Trump’s address was not, in any sense, intended to encourage or indicate a road to a peaceful solution to the stand-off over Pyongyang’s nuclear and missile programs. It was, instead, belligerent and provocative. North Korea was offered the choice of complete, unconditional surrender to American dictates, or total war.

Trump summed up Washington’s stance in the concluding section of his 32-minute speech, declaring:

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Looks like President Trump is plannning for a multi-front war, against Iran North Korea; Russia; and China, unfortunately.

I am not a betting woman, but were I one, I would bet that hostilities could begin well before the Thanksgiving weekend, and we will see the reimposition of the draft in this country by the first of next year.

In looking at history, FDR had a draft in place almost 9 months before the US declared war on Japan in World War II.

President Trump does not have that luxury, as there is no draft per se in place, only registration; I think Congress would sign off on it in a heartbeat, probably right after the Christmas recess.

Nov 09 11:24

Pentagon confirms rare, three aircraft carrier drill November 11-14

The Pentagon said on Wednesday it would soon carry out the first exercise in a decade involving three aircraft carrier strike groups in the Western Pacific, confirming a Reuters report published on Monday.

"It is a rare opportunity to train with two aircraft carriers together, and even rarer to be able to train with three," Admiral Scott Swift, U.S. Pacific Fleet commander, said in a statement, adding the drills would take place from Saturday to Tuesday. U.S. President Donald Trump will be traveling in Asia during the initial days of the drills.

"Multiple carrier strike force operations are very complex, and this exercise in the Western Pacific is a strong testament to the U.S. Pacific Fleet's unique ability and ironclad commitment to the continued security and stability of the region," Swift said.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Hopefully, this will keep Kim Jung Un from getting any ideas about shooting off a missile test, just as President Trump gets home on the 14th of this month.

However, there was another, quite surprisimg development of a deal between South Korea and China about which no one but 38north.org seems to have reported:

Moving On: China Resolves THAAD Dispute with South Korea

Nov 09 11:18

VIDEO | Dog Ejected From Stolen Vehicle During LA Car Chase

Funny clip. LA car chases are always entertaining.

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Nov 09 11:12

Exclusive: Rand Paul’s Neighbors Say Reports Blaming Savage Assault on ‘Landscaping Dispute’ Are Fake News

Rand Paul’s neighbors are calling into question reports suggesting the Kentucky senator’s character and libertarianism contributed to one member of their community allegedly attacking him at his home in Bowling Green, KY, last week.

Nov 09 11:09

US Will Have 16,000 Troops in Afghanistan by Early Next Year

Officials say that hundreds of additional US troops are to be deployed to Afghanistan early next year, and that when that deployment is finished, the US may have roughly 16,00 troops in the nation, a substantial escalation since President Trump announced a buildup in August.

Exact figures are tough to come by, of course. It is believed the US has since about 3,800 troops to Afghanistan since the announced buildup, but Trump’s interest in keeping troop levels secret has meant specifics are not released to the media, something that had always been the case in the war’s first 15 years.

Even then, though, the official figures were often lies, as President Trump announced the escalation at a time when the Pentagon said there were 8,448 troops in Afghanistan, but officials later admitted they thought the real figure was closer to 11,000 or 12,000. At this point it’s not wholly certain even the Pentagon keeps track of exact figures.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

And this surge will be unlike all the other surges, 16 years on, because.....?!?!?!?

Nov 09 11:05

Saudi-Led Coalition Removes Blockade on Major Yemeni Port of Aden - Source

The port has been closed in the wake of a missile launched by Houthi rebels targeting Saudi Arabia.

A local source has told Sputnik that the Saudi-led coalition had removed the blockade of the major Yemeni port of Aden, which will now be able to resume receiving humanitarian aid.

"The leadership of the port has received the consent of the Arab coalition to resume work after three days since the announcement by the coalition on the closure of all sea, air and land harbors in Yemen," the source said.

According to the Saudi Foreign Ministry’s Twitter account, the coalition "took care of continuing the passage of aid and humanitarian goods" in Yemen.

Nov 09 11:01

Trump expected to demand China cut financial ties with North Korea

President Trump is expected to urge China to cut its financial links to Pyongyang and expel North Korean workers from the country during his two-day stop.

Trump arrived in Beijing on Wednesday after spending two days in South Korea, where he urged “responsible nations” to unite and stop supporting North Korea.

"You cannot support, you cannot supply, you cannot accept," he said, calling on "every nation, including China and Russia," to fully implement recent U.N. Security Council resolutions on North Korea.

Trump has praised President Xi Jinping for taking some steps against the hermit kingdom but urged him to do more, as White House officials believe the border between China and North Korea remains a trade corridor.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

China has been very clear that it is has done all that it can do regarding North Korea, particularly in light of the following statement by the Chinese government on how it has observed the UN Security Council Resolutions regarding this:

China Says it Fully Implements its Commitments on DPRK After Trump's Demand

IF China says they have done all they can do, President Trump is left with three choices regarding North Korea's nuclear program; a decap strike against Pyongyang, which will have the US and China at war with each other; find a way to depose Kim Jung Un from within; or simply view North Korea as an extant nuclear power, and deal with it on that level.

Nov 09 10:51

Democrats working on independent Russia probe

Democrats on the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee have been undertaking their own investigation, without Republicans, on what they term “Russia’s malign influence around the world,” a spokesman for the Democratic side of the committee said on Wednesday.

Sean Bartlett, a spokesman for Senator Ben Cardin, who has been leading the effort, said the Democrats are preparing a “major report” on how Russia seeks to sow distrust and confusion, promote radical voices on divisive issues and gain leverage, while eroding support for democracy and institutions.

The investigation was first reported by The Daily Beast.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Pot...kettle...black.

More demonisation...more sanctions for stuff Russia absolutely didn't do, and whammo, slammo, the US and NATO are off to a war against Russia.

Oh, and BTW, there was a NATO meetin in Brussels this last week, to which peace lovers around the world should have been paying attention; globalresearch.ca characterised it as follows: NATO ministerial meeting: preparing for war against Russia?!?

Nov 09 10:44

House panel drops effort to force testimony on Trump 'dossier'

A congressional panel on Wednesday dropped attempts to force the founder of a firm that hired a former British spy to compile a dossier of links between the 2016 Trump election campaign and Russia to testify under oath, a lawyer for the firm said.

Fusion GPS lawyer Joshua Levy said in a statement that Republican Representative Mike Conaway and Democrat Adam Schiff, leaders of the U.S. House Intelligence Committee’s investigation of Trump campaign contacts with Russia, had “agreed to withdraw a subpoena” served on Glenn Simpson, a founder of the firm.

“Mr. Simpson will instead sit for a voluntary interview next week, and nothing will be said at that interview – per the agreement of Mr. Conaway and Mr. Schiff – shall interfere with Mr. Simpson’s ability to assert privileges in this investigation,” Levy said.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

OK, someone either got blackmailed - or threatened - to make this testimony which was going to be under oath, go away...

Nov 09 10:41

BRITISH ARMS SALES TO SAUDI ARABIA JUMP 500% AS COALITION SEALS OFF YEMEN BORDERS

The sale of UK-made bombs and missiles to Saudi Arabia has leapt by almost 500 percent, according to new data from Campaign Against Arms Trade (CAAT). British munitions have been used in the Saudi-led coalition war in Yemen, contributing to the humanitarian catastrophe there.

Data collated by CAAT shows the UK government had made £4.7 billion from exporting arms and other controlled goods to Saudi since the start of the Yemen war in March 2015, compared to £6 billion worth in the period from January 2008 to April 2015 – a 457 percent increase.

The news comes as Saudi-led coalition forces made the decision on Monday to close temporarily all entry points to Yemen, effectively sealing the country off from the rest of the world.

The UK Government had been widely criticized for its continued assistance in the war on Yemen while simultaneously spending millions on humanitarian aid. In 2017, it sent £155 million to the war-torn country.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

These Merchants of Death and the British Parliament have one huge thing in common; before accepting their positions as captains of the assassination club, or as members of the British House of Commons, or House of Lords, they have all had their conscience surgically removed.

It's Profits Uber Alles, baby, and who gives a damn about women, children, infants, and the medically fragile eldely getting blown to smithereens!! It's...commerce! That's the way the world is supposed to work, right?!?

Nov 09 10:34

BIG DATA MEETS BIG BROTHER AS CHINA MOVES TO RATE ITS CITIZENS

Imagine a world where many of your daily activities were constantly monitored and evaluated: what you buy at the shops and online; where you are at any given time; who your friends are and how you interact with them; how many hours you spend watching content or playing video games; and what bills and taxes you pay (or not). It’s not hard to picture, because most of that already happens, thanks to all those data-collecting behemoths like Google, Facebook and Instagram or health-tracking apps such as Fitbit. But now imagine a system where all these behaviours are rated as either positive or negative and distilled into a single number, according to rules set by the government. That would create your Citizen Score and it would tell everyone whether or not you were trustworthy.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Such a system will be coming to this country over time; and to those who scoff at such a system being introduced in this country; just wait.

Nov 09 10:33

Jeff Zucker Personally Gave The Order To Destroy Donna Brazile

Tucker Carlson interviews Glenn Greenwald on the Donna Brazile DNC scandal and how CNN is protecting Hillary Clinton at any cost.

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Nov 09 10:30

US SPENT $5.6 TRILLION ON WARS SINCE 9/11 – STUDY

Washington has expended a whopping $5.6 trillion on wars in Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria and Pakistan since 2001, according to a new study. That figure is more than three times what the Pentagon has claimed in official estimates.

Research from the Watson Institute of International and Public Affairs at Brown University found that as of late September, the US wars combined with “additional spending on Homeland Security and the Departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs” had totaled more than $4.3 trillion since the 9/11 attacks in 2001. That number surged to $5.6 trillion once likely costs were added for fiscal year 2018, along with estimated future spending on veterans.

The study noted that its figure is drastically different from the $1.52 trillion which the Pentagon claims the wars have cost US taxpayers between fiscal years 2001 and 2018. That number was given in an earlier Pentagon report titled ‘Estimated Cost to Each Taxpayer for the Wars in Afghanistan, Iraq and Syria.’

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Wars, unless very short and very successful, will bankrupt a country over time; this is precisely what is happening to the Occupied, Unhinged, Surveilled States of Amerika.

Nov 09 10:26

THE SAUDI PURGE: THE MIDDLE-EAST IS ON THE VERGE OF A NEW WAR

Other high-ranking members of the establishment and the royal family - the two tend to be one and the same in Saudi Arabia - get arrested on charges of corruption, with their bank accounts frozen.

Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri unexpectedly resigns after he was summoned to Riyadh by his Saudi-backers.

Meanwhile, Saudi Arabia accused Iran of conducting acts of “direct military aggression” and accused Lebanon of “declaring war” on Riyadh by allowing Hezbollah “aggression” against the kingdom.

All this happened in a span of just a few days.

With ever-growing security challenges and problems at the regional level, the crisis that took hold of Saudi Arabia does not seem to be slowing down.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This "attack against corruption", with which these imprisoned princes are accused, was simply a way for the Crown Prince to consolidate his power; seize about 88 billion dollars' worth of assets; and leave him a free hand to finish the job in Yemen according to his will (which will probably mean carpet bombing the country very soon), and tricking the Iranian military into invading Lebanon to defend Hizbullah as an excuse to declare war against Iran.

We have just seen the Saudi decree that all Saudi nationals need to leave Lebanon immediately; they could not be telegraphing any more loudly that something wicked this way comes for Lebanon.

But Prince Salman had better get his geopolitical ducks in somewhat of a row before he attacks Iran.

Russia's military and civilian leadership has pledged, consistently, that should Iran be attacked, Russia will come to its aid militarily.

Does Prince Salman really believe, seriously, that he could win a military confrontation with Russia over Iran, even with the US's and Israel's military assistance?!? Were I he, and his advisors, I would rethink that scenario through, very, very carefully before he starts World War III.

Nov 09 10:17

Flight Makes Emergency Landing After Woman Discovers Husband’s Affair - Used His ‘Sleeping Finger’ To Unlock Phone

What a bizarre story. The Iranian wife started beating him up in front of their child, so the pilot made an emergency landing to dump off the whole family.

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Nov 09 10:11

NEVER FORGET: THE US GOV’T CARRIED OUT THE LARGEST CHURCH MASSACRE—24 YEARS AGO, IN TEXAS

Now, some of those in the mainstream media are calling Sutherland Springs the deadly massacre in a church in US history. However, the actual largest church massacre in history had a far greater death toll.

The US government carried out the deadliest church massacre in history and it led to the deaths of 82 men, women, and children. It all came to a violent end 24 years ago in Texas.

Our source material comes from the FBI’s own vault, which contains two files on the case against Vernon Howell, also known as David Koresh. Koresh was the leader of the “Branch Davidians Seventh Day Adventists.” According to the FBI case file, Koresh was believed to have been holding people against their will at his compound in Waco, Texas, potentially guilty of “involuntary servitude and slavery” charges.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

As reported at the NYT in 1999:

Internal F.B.I. documents disclosed today by a Democratic lawmaker show that information about the use of combustible tear-gas canisters at the 1993 Branch Davidian siege near Waco, Tex., has sat in the Justice Department's files for years and was even sent to Congress no later than 1995.

The documents cast new light on when different parts of the Government first had information about the use of the tear gas cannisters and may alter the dynamics of the renewed outcry over events surrounding the Federal Bureau of Investigation tear-gas attack at the Branch Davidian compound, which burned to the ground on April 19, 1993.

The documents show that even though the Justice Department sent United States marshals to the F.B.I.'s headquarters two weeks ago to seize infrared videotapes that contained references to the use of the tear gas rounds, the department had for years possessed F.B.I. records in its own files that showed such devices were used at the cult's compound. The seizure was ordered by Attorney General Janet Reno, who was angry because she had maintained for six years that the F.B.I. had done nothing that could have caused the fire.

In addition, the documents provide evidence that the Federal Bureau of Investigation, which has been accused by some in Congress, the Clinton Administration and the public of misleading the Justice Department about the issue, did provide information about the use of the rounds to Ms. Reno's subordinates on several occasions. Ms. Reno has said she did not see any documents on the subject until two weeks ago.

The Clinton's dear Attorney General, "Bloody" Janet Reno, was precisely the person both of them wanted to have in that position; a mass murderer, slavishly and fanatically devoted to the State, Uber Alles, and a sociopathic liar to boot.

Nov 09 10:06

Funniest Before And After Clips Of Trump’s Landslide Victory

One Year Later Sit Back And Enjoy The Establishment Pain. This is hilarious.

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Nov 09 09:53

Ignorance Versus Stupidity

One of the most challenging and important jobs for an economics professor is to teach students how little we know and can possibly know. My longtime friend and colleague Dr. Thomas Sowell says, “It takes considerable knowledge just to realize the extent of your own ignorance.” Nobel laureate Friedrich August von Hayek admonished, “The curious task of economics is to demonstrate to men how little they really know about what they imagine they can design.” The fact that we have gross ignorance about how the world operates is ignored by the know-it-all elites who seek to control our lives.

Nov 09 09:46

Colorado Springs woman spent 27 days in jail because she couldn’t pay $55 fee

A Colorado Springs woman who has a newborn child was jailed for 27 days because she couldn’t pay an unrelated pretrial court processing fee of $55 despite a judge’s order that she be released on her own recognizance, a civil lawsuit says.

Nov 09 09:46

TSA fails most tests in latest undercover operation at US airports

In recent undercover tests of multiple airport security checkpoints by the Department of Homeland Security, inspectors said screeners, their equipment or their procedures failed more than half of the time, according to a source familiar with the classified report.

Nov 09 09:33

The USA is Cracking Up Just Like the USSR Did - In Fact, They Are Related

"You see, ideology is a product of intellectuals, and intellectuals tend to be idiots, ... We are born equipped with MonkeyBrain 2.0 that can handle abstraction only too well but always fails when attempting to reconcile it with messy physical reality."

"And so it would be a grave error to think that, just because communist ideology is idiotic, capitalist ideology is any less so."

Nov 09 09:02

13-Yo Allegedly Raped By Inmate At Louisiana Prison

The Louisiana State Penitentiary is investigating allegations that a 13-year-old girl was raped by an Angola Prison inmate during a prison rodeo in Louisiana in October.

The girl was raped in a bathroom by Laderrick Davis, who is serving a life sentence for murder, according to sources cited by WBRZ. Sources told the network’s investigative unit that Davis was seen leaving the bathroom with the girl.

Nov 09 09:01

The Terrorism Statistics Every American Needs to Hear

– You are 35,079 times more likely to die from heart disease than from a terrorist attack

– You are 33,842 times more likely to die from cancer than from a terrorist attack

Nov 09 08:58

LAPD Confirms They Are Investigating Hollywood Pedophile Ring After Corey Feldman Files Formal Report

The Los Angeles Police Department is investigating a rumored Hollywood pedophile ring after Corey Feldman filed a formal police report identifying the men he claims sexually abused him as a child.

Nov 09 08:54

How Mueller & President Trump are Pulling the Biggest Sting in History

Very interesting!

That night on stage Trump made a shocking promise to Clinton in the event he got elected. “If I win, I’m going to instruct my attorney general to get a special prosecutor to look into your situation…we’re going to have a special prosecutor,” Trump said. Clinton responded, “It’s just awfully good that someone with the temperament of Donald Trump is not in charge of the law in our country.” Trump then interrupted and said: “Because you’d be in jail.” Trump’s statement was met with cheers and thunderous applause.

Nov 09 08:50

NEW documentary on ANTIFA - Goes behind the scenes of this domestic terrorist organization

Featuring interviews from Milo , Jack Posobiec, Lauren Southern , Gavin McInnes. MUST WATCH !!!!!!

Nov 09 08:50

Reddit is just now learning that climate change conspiracy-theorist Bill Nye is a totally clueless loser.

SAD!

Bill Nye had an AMA today...or I should say his farewell AMA today.

Gets shredded on AMA today and doesn't answer any questions!

Nov 09 08:45

Sex slave cult run by a Hollywood actress - women beaten, blackmailed, and branded

... with hot irons. It was all just a fun LARP for them until they couldn't get out anymore.

Nov 09 08:04

U.S. spending on post-9/11 wars to reach $5.6 trillion by 2018

The costs to the United States of post-9/11 wars will total more than $5.6 trillion by the end of fiscal year 2018, a new Costs of War report finds, and the average American taxpayer has spent $23,386 on these wars since 2001.

Nov 09 08:03

Woman accused of swapping barcodes at Walmart paid only $3.70 for $1,800 worth of electronics

A Florida woman was arrested on Monday after attempting to carry out one of the most interesting robberies we've ever seen.

Nov 09 07:09

ISIS group issues threat, vows to kill kids

A pro-ISIS group that threatened “more bitter and greater” Manhattan attacks after last week’s deadly ramming on the West Side bike path urged more attacks on the West today with a propaganda poster showing the Eiffel Tower extending upward as a rifle.

Nov 09 06:24

Nation That Says It Can't Afford Medicare for All Has Spent $5.6 Trillion on War Since 9/11

A new analysis offers a damning assessment of the United States' so-called global war on terror, and it includes a "staggering" estimated price tag for wars waged since 9/11—over $5.6 trillion.

Nov 09 06:24

Fox News overlooks alleged Nazi ties, hires former White House staffer Seb Gorka

In a predictable twist, Sebastian Gorka, a former deputy assistant to President Donald Trump and reportedly a sworn member of a Nazi-allied party in Hungary, is joining Fox News. Fox News host Sean Hannity announced the hire on his radio show Wednesday afternoon.

Nov 09 02:22

Trump at Talks With China's Xi on North Korea: 'Things Will Happen'

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US President Donald Trump has predictably touched upon the escalation of tensions on the Korean peninsula. The president believes "things will happen" in the ongoing North Korea crisis, as the US leader claimed.
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According to Trump, China can easily and quickly solve the problem on the Korean peninsula if the Chinese president works hard on the issue.

In turn, President Xi stressed that US-Chinese partnership "is not only in the interest of our two nations but also the world, global stability and development."

Nov 09 02:03

A Year on, Foreign Policy Restrainers Assess the Trump Administration

The American Conservative’s conference in Washington last week was a more somber affair than the heady gathering after Trump’s shock victory last year.

The atmosphere in George Washington University’s Jack Morton Auditorium was anything but ebullient: nearly a year after much of the leadership of The American Conservative proclaimed its hope for Donald Trump’s presidency, it was clear that a number of leading realist thinkers gathered Friday viewed the past year as a decided setback. TAC editor Robert Merry, a staunch realist and prolific author, went further than many: “There is no realism and restraint in American foreign policy in the Trump era.”>>>

Nov 09 01:36

Dick Cheney Once Warned Against Military Action on North Korea

Newly declassified documents show that a quarter-century ago as worries were emerging over North Korea's nuclear ambitions, then-Defense Secretary Dick Cheney told allies the U.S. should not consider military action as it could jeopardize diplomatic efforts.
Cheney would later serve as vice president to George W. Bush. He was a leading advocate of the 2003 U.S. invasion of Iraq that toppled Saddam Hussein over fears he had weapons of mass destruction, which turned out not to be the case.
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In 1991, when Cheney served as Pentagon chief for President George H. Bush, his outlook on how to deal with North Korea was very different from his later approach to Iraq.

Nov 08 18:27

LAPD Confirms They Are Investigating Hollywood Pedophile Ring After Corey Feldman Files Formal Report

The Los Angeles Police Department is investigating a rumored Hollywood pedophile ring after Corey Feldman filed a formal police report identifying the men he claims sexually abused him as a child.

Nov 08 16:51

Trump Administration Marks National Day for Victims of Communism

The Trump administration recognizes November 7, the 100th anniversary of the 1917 Russian Revolution, as the National Day for the Victims of Communism.

https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2017/11/07/national-day-vi...

Nov 08 16:32

The FBI Discovered Bombshell Evidence Of Collusion And It Changes Everything

The FBI issued a report finding that left-wing members of Antifa traveled to Germany to collude with ISIS.

Antifa is the violent left-wing terrorist organization whose members have beaten Trump supporters with bats, clubs and bike locks at protests across America.

They also clashed with white supremacists in Charlottesville to start a riot that led to one young woman’s death.

Now the FBI has evidence they are taking their campaign of violence to the next level by colluding with Islamic terrorists.

Nov 08 15:20

Wife Of NFL Player Confirms Oakland Raiders Let Derek Carr Get Hurt Over Anthem Protest

There’s more to this story than previously known.

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Nov 08 14:09

"Explosive" Leaked Secret Israeli Cable Confirms Israeli-Saudi Coordination To Provoke War

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The explosive classified Israeli cable reveals the following:

On Sunday, just after Lebanese PM Hariri's shocking resignation, Israel sent a cable to all of its embassies with the request that its diplomats do everything possible to ramp up diplomatic pressure against Hezbollah and Iran.
The cable urged support for Saudi Arabia's war against Iran-backed Houthis in Yemen.
The cable stressed that Iran was engaged in "regional subversion".
Israeli diplomats were urged to appeal to the "highest officials" within their host countries to attempt to expel Hezbollah from Lebanese government and politics.
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Nov 08 14:07

Donna Brazile: Clinton campaign was a 'cult'

she said on MSNBC

Nov 08 13:29

GUT-WRENCHING VIDEO | Boston TV Anchor Says Kevin Spacey Sexually Assaulted Her 18 Year-Old Son…

Fighting back tears, Heather Unruh told reporters that actor Kevin Spacey sexually assaulted her teenage son just last year.

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Nov 08 13:27

DOJ demands CNN or DirecTV be sold

as condition for AT&T, Time Warner deal approval

Nov 08 12:59

TEXAS DMV IS REVOKING TITLES FOR DUNE BUGGIES AND OTHER KIT CARS

The Texas DMV has launched an unexpected campaign against dune buggies and sand rails in the state, Hemmings Daily reports, revoking titles and registrations against both types of vehicles that have already been registered in the state and (predictably) sparking dismay among vehicle owners.

Nov 08 12:24

NATO Agrees on New Command Structure to Move Forces Across Europe - Stoltenberg

The move comes amid the unprecedented NATO military buildup in eastern Europe, which has been further boosted since 2014 in the wake of the crisis in Ukraine.
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — NATO members have agreed on instituting a new adaptive command structure to improve the alliance’s ability "to improve the movement of military forces across Europe," NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said in press conference after the North Atlantic Council Defense Ministers Meeting on Wednesday.

"Today, we agreed on the outland design for an adaptive NATO command structure which will be the basis for further work."

According to Stoltenberg, it is vital for the alliance to improve the movement of forces across Europe.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Translation: NATO is preparing for a war against Russia, as completely stupid and pig-ignorant as that would be.

Nov 08 12:15

Nothing screams “hip” (or is it “hip replacement”?) like Hillary Clinton.

Clinton helps Teen Vogue beclown themselves in EPIC fashion

Nov 08 12:15

Saudi Arabia’s King to 'stand down and hand power to son after purging' rivals

KING Salman is reportedly preparing to make his son Prince Mohammed bin Salman the ruler of Saudi Arabia in a shock move following a corruption purge, reports claim.

Saudi expert James Dorsey, a senior fellow at Singapore's S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies, said: "The most recent crackdown breaks with the tradition of consensus within the ruling family whose secretive inner workings are equivalent to those of the Kremlin at the time of the Soviet Union.

"Prince Mohammed, rather than forging alliances, is extending his iron grip to the ruling family, the military, and the National Guard to counter what appears to be more widespread opposition within the family as well as the military to his reforms and the Yemen war.”

The news comes after the US promised to aid Saudi Arabia in neutralising “Iran’s destabilising influence” and battle extremism in the Middle East, the Pentagon has announced.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

These events are moving a breakneck speed.

The Saudi-led, US-government enabled genocide in Yemen will continue unabated now, and will soon spread into both Lebanon, and Iran.

Nov 08 11:59

SAUDIS, IRAN ON PATH TO 'VERY, VERY BLOODY' WAR

While the world tries to interpret Saudi Arabia’s moves to clamp down on corruption and watches the kingdom accuse Iran of an “act of war,” a former Reagan administration Pentagon official says Saudi Arabia is gearing up for the very real possibility of a “very, very bloody” war with Iran.

Within the past several days, Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, who is next in line to the Saudi throne, has ordered the arrests of many government officials, including 11 princes, on allegations of corruption. More recently, the crown prince accused Iran of an “act of war” after Iranian-backed Houthi rebels in Yemen launched an Iranian missile toward the Saudi capital of Riyadh.

The Houthis admit firing the missile, and Saudi investigators say the fragments prove the missile is from Iran. Furthermore, the Saudi-friendly prime minister of Lebanon abruptly resigned, and many other elements of the Lebanese government are loyal to the Shiite regime in Iran.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

No, the fragment was adjudged by both Saudi and Yemeni military officials to be Yemeni-manufactured, and Yemeni fired; it was absolutely NOT Iranian in origin.

Saudi Arabia intercepts ballistic missile over capital

The article goes on to say that the missile was Yemen's Defense Ministry said the missile attack "shook the Saudi capital" and the operation was successful. The attack was conducted using a Yemeni-made, long-range missile called the Burqan 2H, it said.

So if, in fact, it was a Yemeni made and launched missile, how could it, please, have been Iranian in origin?!? What is the Saudi "proof" that this is the truth?!?

No: this is an absolute lie.

And the reason for this lie is that this article is setting forth a narrative, one of "Good little Saudi Arabia (with a known "human rights record" just to the right of that of Attila the Hun) getting "beat up" by a nasty, horrible Iran, and therefore, the US has to get dragged into this fight on the side of Saudi Arabia, cheerled by Israel which, like Saudi Arabia, labels Iran as its "existential threat" in the region.

And also, like Saudi Arabia, Israel is expecting that regime change in Tehran will primarily be purchased at the costs of only American blood, and American money.

I frankly do not want to see one more American kid killed or maimed for life in a war over resources in the Middle East, yet I see this war coming, and frightully soon.

Mike and I have been speculating about precisely when such a war would start. The Israeli military and its coalition (which probably includes Saudi Arabia, but un-named for geopolitical reasopns) are doing a massive military exercise, over the period of the next two weeks.

Israel begins largest military drill as Saudis consider Missle Strike by Iran as an Act of War

the only, slightly, minor problem with this headline is that it wasn't the Iranian military which launched this missile; it was the Yemeni Houthis who did this.

People, we are being "groomed" for a war against Iran, taking Saudi Arabia's and Israel's side in it, there is no mistake about it; Iran is getting villified, and Saudi Arabia is getting held up high as a shining example of "moderate Muslim behaviour".

The facts on the ground in Yemen speak a very different and horrific narrative, with the US government colluding in Saudi war crimes, such as the assassination of Yemeni children; deaths from complications of malnutrition in Yemeni children, courtesy of the duel US-Saudi blockading of Yemeni harbors; and now, a massive outbreak of cholera, most probably weaponised.

IF the US government does go to war against Iran, to mollify Saudi Arabia and Israel, we may very well looking at miilitary confrontation with Russia as well, as historically, their political and miilitary leaders have vowed to protect it, should it become militarily threatened.

And lastly, should the US government go to war against Iran, it will absolutely not be on the right side of either history, nor any kind of true regional "justice".

Nov 08 11:52

Charlie Sheen sodomized Corey Haim at 13 on set of Lucas!!!!

New allegations have emerged about a 13-year-old Corey Haim being raped by Charlie Sheen while filming the 1986 movie 'Lucas'

Nov 08 11:46

Top Dem, NYTimes lawyer helped suppress NYTimes story on Weinstein, drafted Mossad spy firm contract

A top Democratic lawyer represented the NYT

--- while simultaneously trying to crush their Harvey Weinstein story

Nov 08 11:21

VIDEO | Tucker Carlson Exposes CNN Plot To Protect Hillary And Silence Donna Brazile

Interesting details. Apparently the order to destroy Brazile came from CEO Jeff Zucker.

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Nov 08 11:14

NATO Ministerial Meeting: Preparing for War on Russia?

America’s diabolical agenda involves endless wars of aggression, wanting all sovereign independent nations replaced by US vassal states, creating ruler/serf societies globally, an open-air prison for ordinary people disposed of if resist – a world unsafe and unfit to live in.

On November 8 and 9, NATO ministers are meeting in Brussels. Like his predecessors, Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg was appointed to serve US interests, taking orders from Washington.

Issues to be discussed Wednesday and Thursday include revising NATO’s command structure, including “a new command to help protect sea lines of communication between North America and Europe, and another command to improve the movement of troops and equipment within Europe,” said Stoltenberg – stressing “our ability to move forces,” he added.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Lest you think this just the silly rantings of a paranoic, delusional Russian defense minister, please do feel free to read the following:

Not everyone likes to hear about the threat of nuclear war. Some find refuge in denial and say that nuclear war is impossible because it makes no sense. Unfortunately, humankind has a long record of doing things that make no sense. In previous posts in recent years I have pointed out both written documents and changes in US war doctrine that indicate that Washington is preparing a preemptive nuclear attack on Russia and China. More recently, I have shown that Washington’s demonization of Russia and President Putin, the incessant lies about Russian deeds and intentions, and the refusal of Washington to cooperate with Russia on any issue have convinced the Russian government that Washington is preparing the Western populations for an attack on Russia. It is obvious that China has come to the same conclusion. It is extremely dangerous to all of mankind for Washington to convince two nuclear powers that Washington is preparing a preemptive nuclear strike against them. It is impossible to imagine a more reckless and irresponsible act. Yet this is precisely what Washington has done. Lt. Gen. Viktor Poznikhir, Deputy Head of Operations of the Russian General Staff has concluded that Washington in pursuit of global hegemony is implementing an anti-ballistic missile system that Washington believes can prevent a Russian nuclear response to a US pre-emptive attack. http://www.fort-russ.com/2017/04/us-forces-preparing-sudden-nuclear.html Careful studies have convinced the Russians that Washington is investing in and arranging components that have no other function than to devastate Russia and cripple the country’s retaliatory capability. In short, Washington is preparing to launch a nuclear war. https://www.rt.com/news/386276-us-missile-shield-russia-strike/

Nov 08 10:58

US Strikes Soaring in Afghanistan, Along With Civilian Deaths: UN Expresses Concern Over Mounting Casualties, But Does Nothing.

With the US once again escalating the war in Afghanistan, the number of US warplanes dropping munitions on the central Asian country are on the rise, and with it, the number of civilians being killed in those strikes.

Seemingly every month the US announces that coalition munitions dropped are up dramatically from the month prior, and while a lot of the civilian casualties are officially still just “under investigation,” the UN is openly expressing concern about the rising toll.

The UN has reported 466 civilian casualties, including 205 deaths, just in the first nine months of 2017, which is already a 52% increase from the number killed in 2016. With strikes continuing to escalate, the final figure will only be higher.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Sec Def Mattis' latest "strategy" was supposed to make a difference; apparently, the only "difference" it has made, so far, is this massive rise in civilian casualties.

I am frankly amazed that he has not, to date, ordered a complete carpet bombing of the entire country, killing every Afghani left breathing, so that the expropriation of opium poppies, rare earth minerals, and the pipeline routes can continue, unabated.

With the politics and culture of Western corporatism, no military official can "double down" on "magical thinking" which does not deliver the goods to those who supported the party they purchased with their contributions for very long.

I have to wonder how long Mattis is going to last, if he cannot deliver in Afghanistan.

Nov 08 10:45

US Demands UN Action Against Iran Over Yemen Missile

Though Saudi Arabia accused Iran (and Lebanon for that matter) of being behind a Yemen missile strike over the weekend, they offered no evidence that this was the case. Indeed, while they claimed Iran provided the missile, they also confirmed the missile was a Burqan 2H, which is a Yemen-made design, and which Yemen’s Defense Ministry confirmed firing themselves.

Still, one allegation from the Saudis was enough for US Ambassador Nikki Haley to come to the UN Tuesday to demand international action against Iran, claiming the missile “may be of Iranian origin” and that would be a violation of UN Security Council resolutions.

Saudi Arabia has been frustrated by how poorly the war in Yemen is going, and has been keen to pick fights with Iran. The Trump Administration has very much been supportive of that idea, and subsequently is backing the Saudi allegations against Iran, even though they are transparently untrue.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Ambassador Haley, a word, please: the "big lie" went out with the whoopie cushion and the dribble glass, and this seems to be understood by every UN member country's Ambassador....except for yourself, the Ambassador from Saudi Arabia, and the Ambassador from Israel.

Unfortuntely, it appears that you are violently allergic to the truth, and in a massive depth of geopolitical denial which is going to ultimately get the US sleepwalking into a war against Iran, using Saudi Arabia, as a proxy, which will most likely ultimately involve Russia on Iran's side.

And although Saudi Arabia and Israel's political leadership have been cheerleading for a war against Iran, regime change in Tehran is most apt to be borne at the costs primarily of American blood, and American money.

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