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Apr 18 09:35

AUTONOMOUS DRONES WILL SOON DECIDE WHO TO KILL

The United States Army wants to develop a system that can be quickly integrated and deployed into its weaponized drone fleet to automatically Detect, Recognize, Classify, Identify (DRCI) and target enemy combatants and vehicles using artificial intelligence (AI). This is an impressive leap forward, whereas humans still operate current military drones, this technology could foster a new era of autonomous drones conducting operations in hybrid wars — without human oversight.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Do not think, for one moment, that this technology will not be used domestically against peaceful dissidents in this country, who have the nerve to question this government's agendas or motives.

Apr 18 09:05

EVEN WESTERN MAINSTREAM MEDIA IS REPORTING THAT NO CHEMICAL ATTACK TOOK PLACE IN DOUMA

On April 7th, an attack was carried out in the town of Douma, just a few kilometers out of Syria’s capital, Damascus, which was occupied by radical terrorist forces. The attack was peddled as a chemical weapons attack using chlorine gas, and it was additionally reported to have included some unknown nerve agent (which apparently the White Helmet guys who were filming the incident were somehow immune to), which was then said to have killed at least 75 people, and, according to the UK Prime Minister Theresa May, also resulted in the deaths of 500 more, all based on social media postings, based on what is being revealed to the public anyway, by groups that have known links and coincidental interests with the very radical terrorists that Western governments are claiming to be fighting.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Translation: the US government and their lackeys in the UK and Europe are, yet again, lying through their teeth, and maintaining that something happened, which never, actually did, as justification for an attack against Syria.

And they have threatened more of the same, as UN Ambassador Nikki Haley, has stated.

This administration, goaded/blackmailed by Israel, will be satisfied with nothing less than a full-on confrontation military confrontation with Russia in Syria, which the US may well lose, because it doesn't have the money; the weaponry; the manufacturing; or the troop strength, to insure a positive outcome here.

Apr 18 08:13

NJ Sheriff and Former Chief Show Contempt for Oaths with 2nd Amendment Infringements

“I don’t say it very often, but I do believe in the Second Amendment,” Saudino protests. “However…”

Who didn’t see that huge, in-your-face “but” coming?

He doesn’t think the “average person” should have the very weaponry the Second Amendment is supposed to guarantee. To underscore his point, Saudino smears those who disagree as “the NRA and some gun nuts.” And here’s the kicker, a talking point getting moldy it’s growing so stale:

“Those weapons are designed to take out mass amounts of people, for the military to use, for the police to use, should they have to…”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The whole point of the Second Amendment is to prevent the government from "taking out mass amounts of people."

Apr 18 07:41

Crimes of a Monster: Your Tax Dollars at Work

Let us not mince words.

We are living in an age of war profiteers.

We are living in an age of scoundrels, liars, brutes and thugs. Many of them work for the U.S. government.

We are living in an age of monsters.

Ask Donald Trump. He knows all about monsters.

Any government that leaves “mothers and fathers, infants and children, thrashing in pain and gasping for air” is evil and despicable, said President Trump, justifying his blatantly unconstitutional decision (in the absence of congressional approval or a declaration of war) to launch airstrikes against Syria based on dubious allegations that it had carried out chemical weapons attacks on its own people. “They are crimes of a monster.”

Apr 17 11:58

Israelis Kill Unarmed Protesters, Barely Notice

Write down: I, Uri Avnery, soldier number 44410 of the Israel army, hereby dissociate myself from the army sharpshooters who murder unarmed demonstrators along the Gaza Strip, and from their commanders, who give them the orders, up to the commander in chief.

We don’t belong to the same army, or to the same state. We hardly belong to the same human race.

Is my government committing "war crimes" along the border of the Gaza Strip?

I don’t know. I am not a jurist.

It seems that officials of the International Criminal Court believe that the acts of our soldiers do constitute war crimes. They demand an international investigation.

To prevent that, our army command proposes an Israeli military investigation. That is manifestly ridiculous – an army investigating itself about acts committed on direct orders of the Chief of Staff.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

THIS... is why the BDS movement is so critically important right now.

The language of economy, is a language the Israelis understand; they do not understand any kind of compassion against Palestinians. The only feeling they have toward the Palestinians is simply one of contempt, and a desire to have their own "Final Solution" against them that the world will buy off on.

This simply cannot be allowed to happen, period, end of discussion.

Apr 17 11:51

Russia cannot limit Israel's actions in Syria: Lieberman

Israel will not accept limitations on its "actions" in Syria from Russia or any other country, Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman said Monday, a week after a deadly raid attributed to the Jewish state.

"We will maintain total freedom of action. We will not accept any limitation when it comes to the defence of our security interests," Lieberman said in a video interview with the Walla news site in response to a question on Russia's criticism of the recent strike.

"But we do not want to provoke the Russians. We have an open line of communication at the level of senior officers. The Russians understand us and the fact is that for years we have managed to avoid friction with them" in Syria.

Lieberman again accused Israel's main enemy Iran of seeking to entrench itself militarily in neighbouring Syria and threaten his country.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Lieberman has a PhD ( Sh*t Piled Higher and Deeper) when it comes to these brazenly hubristic threats against Russia and Iran.

I would politely suggest that he may want to rethink his public dissing of Russia at this point; Russia understands how to respond asymetrically, and there will, most probably, not be a thing Tel Aviv will be able to do to prevent this.

Apr 17 11:41

BROADBAND ADVISOR PICKED BY FCC CHAIRMAN AJIT PAI ARRESTED ON FRAUD CHARGES

A broadband advisor selected by Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai to run a federal advisory committee was arrested last week on claims she tricked investors into pouring money into a multi-million dollar investment fraud scheme, according to The Wall Street Journal.

The advisor, Elizabeth Pierce, is the former chief executive of Quintillion, an Alaska-based fiber optic cable provider operating out of Anchorage. In her capacity as CEO, Pierce allegedly raised more than $250 million from two New York-based investment companies using forged contracts with other companies guaranteeing hundreds of millions of dollars in future revenue. Pierce resigned from Quintillion in August of last year, and she stepped down from her role in Pai’s Broadband Deployment Advisory Committee (BDAC) the following month.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I am having a double Picard face-palm, at warp velocity, upon reading this.

I had, for some time, fallen out of love with the Daily Show and Trevor Noah, due to his unrelenting attacks on President Trump; last night, however, I watched him, and found myself both laughing at his jokes, and his political commentary.

I just wish his vitriol had smited both the Republicans and Democrats with equal fervor, because they are both equally guilty in this mess known as the American political process.

And Trevor, there is a lady you really need to get on your show; she is Hawaiian Representative Tulsi Gabbard; a Vet who is pro-peace, and a minority (Samoan/American). If the Democratic leadership has two braincells to rub together, they should be looking at a pro-peace presidential candidate in 2020; I would suggest that Gabbard be approached, and if she is willing, run for the Presidency.

I would absolutely work the phones for her, as I believe her to be a person of strong personal integrity, who would not take this country down a bad geopolitical path, just for money.

Our alleged democratic republic no longer represents its people; it only represents the monied, corporate interests which have purchased it.

Oh, yes: we have elections, and their Kabuki-styled grandeur; but by the time the American people get to "choose" their president, that person has already been chosen for us, as one of two choices who have been bought and paid for by those same corporations, and the military/industrial complex.

This is probably the reason that Gabbard will never, in my lifetime, hgve the opportunity to run for President, and that...is a damned shame.

Apr 17 11:25

CHINA SLAPS 179% TARIFF ON US SORGHUM HOURS AFTER US BANS EXPORTS TO CHINA'S ZTE

In response to reports that the US is ramping up the "third front" in its trade spat with China by authorizing another investigation under Section 301 of the Trade Act of 1974 - this time, aimed at obstacles that prevent US tech firms from competing in cloud computing and other high-tech industries - China has, as we anticipated, retaliated by slapping tariffs on US sorghum imports.

Yesterday, the US also revealed that it would stop US tech firms from selling components to Chinese telecom giant ZTE after accusing the company of lying during settlement negotiations - eliciting an angry response from Chinese officials, who urged US lawmakers to create a "fair, just and stable legal and policy environment" for Chinese companies, according to Xinhua.

Like Chinese tariffs on US pork products that were imposed earlier this month, the sorghum tariffs aren't merely a threat: Rather, China says they will take effect on Wednesday, per Bloomberg.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This... will not end well.

And a shooting war with China is the absolutely last thing this country needs right now.

Apr 17 11:23

WATCH: INSANE COP HOLDS INNOCENT MAN AT GUNPOINT, ILLEGALLY SEARCHES HIM AND IS NOT FIRED

Alex Randall was on his way to work last year on his motorcycle when he was assaulted with a deadly weapon by King County Sheriff’s Department detective Richard Rowe. The detective was in the midst of a power trip mixed with road rage when he held an innocent man at gunpoint. And, no one would’ve have known about it had Randall not been filming.

Now, after the department “investigated” themselves, the officer responsible for assaulting an innocent motorist with a deadly weapon will not be fired. Instead, Rowe will get a five day vacation.

What’s more, the “punishment” of five days suspension is not for pulling the gun, according to Sheriff Mitzi Johanknecht. It is for the detective’s lack of courtesy and unbecoming conduct. Apparently, holding innocent motorists at gunpoint during a fit of rage is entirely acceptable but you just can’t swear while doing it.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Mike and I are very fortunate to be living in a state where police are generally cool, and understand that their job is "to protect and serve"; one of our neighbors is HPD, and she is just a wonderful human being, with a great kid.

Unfortunately, not all people on the mainland have the kind of experience we have had with our local police; the Israeli training, to which many mainland cops are subjected, means that they treat their citizens just the way Israelis treat the Palestinians. And that... is "with extreme prejudice".

Apr 17 11:06

55 INFOSEC PROFESSIONALS SIGN LETTER OPPOSING GEORGIA’S COMPUTER CRIME BILL

In a letter to Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal, 55 cybersecurity professionals from around the country are calling for a veto for S.B. 315, a state bill that would give prosecutors new power to target independent security researchers.

This isn’t just a matter of solidarity among those in the profession. Georgia represents our nation’s third largest information security sector. The signers have clients, partners, and offices in Georgia. They attend conferences in Georgia. They teach and study in Georgia or recruit students from Georgia. And they all agree that S.B. 315, which would create a new crime of "unauthorized access," would do more harm than good.

Read the letter from the 55 information security specialists in opposition to S.B. 315.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is really horrifically written legislation, which means that the Georgia legislature will, most probably, pass it anyway.

Apr 17 11:03

THE NEXT OIL BOOM IS ABOUT TO HAPPEN HERE

It’s one of the most unbelievable energy stories of the year.

A Chinese oil company was sitting on what might be a major oil discovery - a 182-million-barrel probable reserve, with great potential to grow.

They spent hundreds of millions of dollars and sunk 13 wells, shot or acquired 6,700 km of 2D seismic, and shot over 1,000 km of 3D seismic. Then - thanks to a weird quirk of Sudanese geology - they gave away the entire African mother lode for free.

They literally abandoned their whole investment in the Al-Rawat Basin.

Now, a tiny Canadian explorer - Stamper Oil & Gas (TSX.V: STMP; OTC: STMGF) - stands to reap a petroleum opportunity unlike anything we’ve seen in years.

And, they’re doing it with an energy industry legend - the one man with a nearly perfect 40-year record of striking oil in the tricky rock of Sudan.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

It's not just the oil here which is important; it is the geopolitical implications of this find, and how Sudan will be able to grow from the profits of this find.

Apr 17 11:01

Tenacious Sandy Hook Researcher Wins One in Court

Pozner withdrew the lawsuit after refusing to provide discovery concerning whether Mr. Pozner was Mr. Pozner. AJ 's attorneys should make short work of this man whomever he may be. Bizarre!

As questions continue to surround the official story of the devastating 2012 shooting of schoolchildren and staff in Newtown, Conn., one researcher has prevailed in a lawsuit brought against him by the father of one of the slain children. Dave Gahary interviewed former state trooper Wolfgang Halbig to learn more about the situation.

Apr 17 08:51

IDF Chief Says Israel Is Becoming Like Nazi Germany, Refuses to Back Down

Last year, a top Israeli general’s comments during the country’s annual Holocaust Remembrance Day address sparked controversy when he likened the atmosphere in modern day Israel to 1930’s Nazi Germany.

“If there is anything that frightens me in the remembrance of the Holocaust, it is discerning nauseating processes that took place in Europe in general, and in Germany specifically back then, 70, 80 and 90 years ago, and seeing evidence of them here among us in the year 2016,” Maj. Gen. Yair Golan, the Israeli army’s deputy chief of staff said.

Now, the outgoing IDF Deputy Chief has doubled down on his remarks and in an interview this week, defended his controversial speech.

As the Times of Israel reports, Golan, speaking in a new video interview produced by the military, said he “didn’t realize it would go to the very political place that it went,” but added that he “doesn’t take back the remarks.”

Apr 17 08:42

Some Thoughts for Tax Day: Peace Revolution episode 086: Common Sense for the 21st Century by Lisa Arbercheski

Reference Map to Episode 086:

(1m-8m) Former SAS soldier Ben Griffin at Oxford Union
(8m-11m) Sample From: Thomas Paine – Christopher Hitchens Lecture (Full)
(11m-14m) Sample from (Wikipedia) Professor Andrew Galambos
(14m-17m) Thomas Paine: The Most Valuable Englishman Ever
(17m-29m) Samples from Andrew Galambos
(29m-40m) Attorney General Eric Holder and the Divine Right of Criminals
(40m-1h20m) Samples from Andrwew Galambos
(1h20m-1h31m) Statism: The Most Dangerous Religion (feat. Larken Rose)
(1h31m-1h37m) Samples from Andrew Galambos
(1h37m-1h50m) Richard’s introductory monologue
(1h50m-2h55m) Lecture 1
(2h55m-4h52m) Lecture 2
(4h52m-8h) Lecture 3
(8h-9h27m) Thomas Paine: The Most Valuable Englishman Ever
(9h27m-11h40m) Common Sense Audiobook by Thomas Paine (February 4, 1776)
(11h40m- 12h40m) Thomas Paine – Christopher Hitchens Lecture (Full)
(12h40m-15h45m) FREEDOM by Adam Kokesh

Apr 17 07:52

Western Military Debacle in Eastern Ghouta

You won’t be hearing any of this in the western news media because the U.S./UK definitely want to keep the lid on this report. Compiled by Chinese intelligence analysts and explained below by Evgeniy Satanovskiy, one of Russia’s leading Middle East experts, it throws a new light on the situation in Syria and, indirectly, the Skripals poisoning too.
According to the Chinese analysts hundreds of U.S. Special Forces and advisors were killed or wounded in East Ghouta during the recent Syrian Arab Army assault. On March 17 alone Chinese analysts estimate that as many as 200 U.S. Special Forces personnel were “eliminated”.

Apr 17 07:30

AN EMPIRE BUILT ON FEAR AT HOME AND ABROAD

Political leaders and the mass media deluge the public with a constant stream of frightening incidents caused by the enemy-of-the-week: nerve gas killing dozens of little babies in Syria, Russian-directed poison assassination attempts in England and terror incidents throughout Europe, requiring an increase in domestic police state surveillance and spying. Extensively monitored bank records, intrusive workplace controls, and all personal and, especially, political communications, are in the hands of state security officials or corporate security contractors.

Apr 17 06:54

The Neocons’ Real Plan for Syria Emerges from the Lack of Rubble

I told you over the weekend that Trump’s presidency was over. As a practical matter it is. His yielding to his ‘advisors’ on every foreign policy issue makes it clear that he can’t or won’t stand up to the relentless pressure to do what his instincts tell him.

This morning’s article at the Deep State Washington Post paints a very clear picture of what the situation is. The advisors whose loyalties are dubious run the show. Their thinking has not evolved one whit from previous administrations.

Remember what Russian President Vladimir Putin always says, “Presidents change. Policies do not.”

Apr 17 01:18

The End of the Debt-As-Currency Era

We’re now living in the era of the greatest level of debt mankind has ever created. In fact, we’ve come to regard it as “normal.” Most governments are far beyond broke. And they won’t be saved by confiscation or taxation, as their people and corporations are just as heavily in debt. For this reason, a collapse is inevitable. And, since the severity of a collapse is invariably directly proportional to the severity of the debt, when it arrives, it will be a collapse that eclipses all previous collapses.

Apr 17 01:10

Once Upon A Time Long Ago Truth Was Important

I wonder how many people, not just Americans but those in other countries, have come to the conclusion that the United States today is a less free and less aware society than the societies in the dystopian novels of the 20th century or in movies such as The Matrix and V for Vendetta. Just as people in the dystopian novels had no idea of their real situation, few Americans do either.

Apr 17 01:01

DC Is Terrifying

Behind President Donald Trump’s bluster and threats over Syria, powerful forces are pushing the US towards war with Russia and Syria: the neocons and the military industrial complex.

Apr 16 12:16

Cohen attorneys say feds seized devices that have 'nothing to do' with warrant, rip 'unprecedented' search

Gorilla Dust! Diversion and blackmail. Using a stripper for a cover up!
Two evil factions slugging it out over a prostrate and wounded America!
Is there a false flag coming?

Attorneys for Trump lawyer Michael Cohen, in their latest court filing, blasted the FBI for its “unprecedented” raid on his properties last week and claimed the feds seized items that “have nothing to do with the probable cause” on which the warrant was granted.

Apr 16 12:07

Sean Hannity Named as Trump Lawyer Michael Cohen's Mystery Third Client

'Love Judge' revealed the Fox News host to be Cohen's mysterious third client

Apr 16 12:01

Obama admin spent $36M on lawsuits to keep info secret

in its final year in office spent a record $36.2 million on legal costs defending its refusal to turn over federal records under the Freedom of Information Act

Apr 16 11:58

Paul Craig Roberts Has One Awkward Question For Washington Warmongers

US officials and the presstitutes tell us that the illegal US missile attack on Syria destroyed chemical weapons sites where chlorine and sarin are stored/manufactured.

If this were true, would not a lethal cloud have been released that would have taken the lives of far more people than claimed in the alleged Syrian chemical attack on Douma?

Would not the US missile attack be identical to a chemical weapons attack and thus place the US and its vassals in the same category as Washington is attempting to place Assad and Putin?

What about it, you chemical weapons experts?

Do chemical weapons only release their elements when they explode from intended use but not when they explode from being militarily attacked?

There is no evidence in Syria of chemical residue from the chemical weapons facilities allegedly destroyed by US missiles.

No dead victims.

No reports of hospitals treating Syrian casualties of the American chemical attack.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Always the logician, this man!! Great questions.

Apr 16 11:51

Russia Reveals Who "Staged" Syria Gas Attack, As US Claims Moscow "May Have Tampered" With Site

The Russian envoy to the chemical weapons watchdog group, OPCW, said that non-governmental organizations (NGOs) funded by the UK and US carried out the April 7 chemical attack in the Damascus, Syria suburb of Douma.

Russia's permanent representative to the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), Alexander Shulgin, said Russia has irrefutable evidence that there was no chemical weapons incident in Douma.

"Therefore, we have not just a "high degree of confidence," as our Western partners claim, but we have incontrovertible evidence that there was no incident on April 7 in Douma and that all this was a planned provocation by the British intelligence services, probably, with the participation of their senior allies from Washington with the aim of misleading the international community and justifying aggression against Syria," he stated. -Sputnik

Webmaster's Commentary: 

In the midst of this mess, there is one piece of good news this morning:

Trump on hold for plans of more Russian sanctions; Russian Stocks, Ruble jump

Apr 16 11:47

Russian reinforcements head for Syria: Warships laden with tanks, military trucks and armoured patrol boats sail towards the Middle East as the world awaits Putin's response to airstrikes

Two Russian warships laden with military vehicles have been spotted en route to Syria after Friday's US-led airstrikes obliterated three suspected chemical weapons sites.

An Alligator-landing ship was pictured cruising down The Bosphorus on Sunday as the world awaits Vladimir Putin's response to this week's co-ordinated military action against Syria.

The vessel was spotted on its way to the Russian naval base at Tartus on the north Syrian coast.

On its fourth deployment of Russian military equipment to the war-torn country the ship was seen laden with tanks, trucks, ambulances and an IED radar.

A yellow RoRo Alexandr Tkachenko was also pictured heading for Tartus carrying high-speed patrol boats, a temporary bridge structure and several trucks. The images were posted on social media by Bosphorus-based naval observer Yörük I??k.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The Russian government is making it crystal clear with these deployments; any more attacks against Syria by the US, the UK, and France, will most probably translate as a war with Russia.

Apr 16 11:42

NEW US HISTORY SCHOOL TEXTBOOK SLAMS TRUMP SUPPORTERS AS SCARED RACISTS

American schools are the battlefield for our children’s minds and progressives are in charge of it all, from writing the textbooks, to those reading them aloud in class.

Indianapolis talk radio host Alex On-Air posted several examples on Twitter from the Advanced Placement edition of “By The People: A History of the United States,” published by textbook giant Pearson which has a copyright of 2019.

Reading like an Op-Ed from the New York Times, the book says of the 2016 election:

“Trump’s supporters saw the vote as a victory for the people who, like themselves, had been forgotten in a fast-changing America–a mostly older, often rural or suburban, and overwhelmingly white group.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Pearson is international giant of social propaganda, and a purveyor of miseducation from which some of America's kids will never fully recover.

It is collectively imbued with a Soros-like dogma, and a desire to foment even more divisions in the American people; so let's call a spade a spade, shall we?!?

Our options in 2016 were officially horrible; you had the upstart Trump, who recognized that even though, due to offshoring/outsourcing, there were areas characterized by the Democrats as "flyover country", there is no such thing as a flyover human being. He was able to exploit that to his benefit in the election. His supporters really hoped he would "drain the swamp" in DC; unfortunately, the swamp turned him, and he has been fully absorbed by the warkawks, particularly within the start of this last year.

Then you had Hillary Clinton, a woman with more baggage than does Kim Kardashian on a photoshoot, not to mention a duel "dead bodies" list she shares with her husband, Bill. this was a woman so ambitious that she would accept anyone's money; why else would she have posed with a known, convicted drug felon, Jorge Cabreras, in front of the White House Christmas tree?!?

Images: Hillary Clinton posing with Jeorge Cabrera in front of the White House Christmas Tree

You can't change your heritage; I am boringly European in mine, but I do see a beautiful "goldening" of America in the current era of relationships, marriges, and their kids. And to me, this is a good thing.

But to essentially call me a "white racist", when I am blissfully married to a pan-Asian husband, and conduct two choirs in a beautifully rainbow community, filled with every ethnicity you could possibly imagine?

Pearson, you jumped the shark on this one.

I would like to hope that this alleged "history book" is recycled for its paper value, as it has no real historical value whatsoever.

Apr 16 11:22

Scientist Debunks US Claims—Releases Video Evidence US Bombed Syrian Cancer Research Facility

The attacked launched by the United States, the United Kingdom and France, has reduced the Pharmaceutical and Chemical Industries Research Institute in Barzeh to rubble, according to a report from the Syrian Arab News Agency, which noted that the facility’s use “centered on preparing the chemical compositions for cancer drugs, and conducting chemical analyses of the materials entering Syria, which are used in pharmaceutical and food industries.”

Scientist Saeed Saeed, head of the Institution for the Development of Pharmaceutical and Chemical Industries, told CCTV+ that while the facility was used by the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons in 2013, it is now used as a research center for pharmaceutical products because sanctions from the Western countries that are bombing Syria have resulted in a shortage of medication.

Apr 16 11:19

US IS ‘LOCKED AND LOADED,’ TRUMP WARNS OF MORE STRIKES ON SYRIA

The warning came via US ambassador Nikki Haley at an emergency UN Security Council meeting Saturday, a day after the US, UK and France struck three Syrian sites in response to an alleged chemical attack in the Damascus suburb of Douma last week.

The UN meeting came with some heated exchanges between the American, Russian and Syrian envoys.

Russia’s UN ambassador, Vasily Nebenzia, read out a quote from Russian President Vladimir Putin accusing the US, UK and France of “cynical disdain” in acting without waiting for the OPCW’s findings.

Nebenzia accused the West of “hooliganism” and demanded that it “immediately end its actions against Syria and refrain from them in the future.” “You are not only placing yourselves above international law, but you are trying to rewrite international law,” Nebenzia said.

Nikki Haley claimed the strikes were “justified, legitimate and proportionate.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I don't know how the US government's UN Ambassador Haley could have telegraphed more loudly, and in a more bellicose manner, that the US, the UK, and France are, at this moment, planning more false flags against the Syrian government, as the justification for more strikes against this country.

I would, at this moment in time, like to politely suggest that a war against Russia in Syria is a really, really bad idea; the US military doesn't have the weaponry; the money; the manufacturing; or the troop strength to guarantee a positive outcome to a conventional war against Russia in Syria, because that is precisely one very ugly scenario which could, very quickly, come to fruition.

Apr 16 11:09

STATEMENT BY VLADIMIR PUTIN ON SYRIA

On April 14, the United States, supported by its allies, launched an airstrike against military and civilian targets in the Syrian Arab Republic. An act of aggression against a sovereign state that is on the frontline in the fight against terrorism was committed without a mandate from the UN Security Council and in violation of the UN Charter and norms and principles of international law.

Just as one year ago, when the Shayrat Airbase in Syria came under attack, the US used as a pretext a staged chemical attack against civilians, this time in Douma, a Damascus suburb. Having visited the site of the would-be chemical attack, Russian military experts did not find any traces of chlorine or any other toxic agent. Not a single local resident was able to confirm that a chemical attack had actually taken place.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Putin has called this correctly; the US government hasn't been "the good guy" in geopolitics and wars for far too many years of my life; and after the hysterical, and completely false, charge that "Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction" as the pretext for the Iraq War, I can never believe anything our government says, ever again, period, end of discussion.

And I know I am not alone on this.

The US warhawks didn't get what they wanted in the "restrained" (yet deadly) strike against Syria on Friday evening; so look for a number of continually escalating "false flags" in their rush, ultimately, for a war which will have absolutely zero benefit, but great peril, for the American people.

But as always, Israel gets what Israel wants; and Israel wants regime change in Damascus as a prelude to regime change in Tehran.

This government, in funding these wars, is taking money away from American taxpayer, and putting it right into the hands of the military/industrial complex, which continually betrays us us by creating shoddy products which never work as advertised; and offering horrifically late deliveries of their products, coupled immoral and insane cost overruns.

Apr 16 10:52

GOOGLE IS PURSUING THE PENTAGON’S GIANT CLOUD CONTRACT QUIETLY, FEARING AN EMPLOYEE REVOLT

Last August, U.S. Defense Secretary James Mattis made a journey to the West Coast and met with Google founder Sergey Brin and CEO Sundar Pichai. Over a half day of meetings, Google leaders described the company’s multi-year transition to cloud computing and how it was helping them develop into a powerhouse for research and development into artificial intelligence. Brin in particular was eager to showcase how much Google was learning every day about AI and cloud implementation, according to one current and one former senior Defense Department official who spoke on condition of anonymity.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Cloud computing is neither, at this moment in its infancy, inherently sound nor secure; I would like to hope that US military leadership understands this, and that, at this moment, data can disappear from the cloud, never to be recovered again.

What happens when data gets lost in the cloud?!?

8 reasons to fear cloud computing

The Cons of Cloud Computing

Data breaches in the cloud; who's responsible?!?

A Wake-up call for the cloud

Apr 16 10:52

Trump a Geopolitical Know-Nothing Endangering Humanity

by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman)
He’s a real estate businessman/television personality, America’s first Reality TV president.

A geopolitical know-thing, he largely knows rubbish fed him in daily briefings, along with what extremist neocons infesting his administration tell him and Fox News disinformation, his favorite channel – all of the above manipulating his thinking.

He’s not intellectually gifted like Jefferson, John Adams and John Quincy Adams, Teddy and Franklin Roosevelt, Madison, Lincoln, Wilson and Jack Kennedy.

Unlike TR and JFK, he disdains reading, preferring oral communications in simple language. He can’t be bothered with policy papers, nothing more than a brief paragraph or two, if that.

“I don’t need…200-page reports on something that can be handled on a page. That I can tell you.”

Apr 16 10:26

SKRIPALS POISONING AND SYRIA STRIKES

On April 11, one of the “smartest” US presidents ever tweeted: “Russia vows to shoot down any and all missiles fired at Syria. Get ready Russia, because they will be coming, nice and new and ‘smart!’ You shouldn’t be partners with a Gas Killing Animal who kills his people and enjoys it!”

When Donald Trump’s advisers drew his attention to the fact that he might have telegraphed his intentions of bombing Syria to Moscow, the imbecile came up with an even more childish tweet the next day, saying: “Never said when an attack on Syria would take place. Could be very soon or not so soon at all! In any event, the United States, under my Administration, has done a great job of ridding the region of ISIS. Where is our Thank you America?”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Post 9/11, Congress has been shirking its duty, horrifically, in never voting for, or against, US military action all over the world, and deserve to be prompltly voted out of office during the next elections because of this.

Apr 16 10:20

Russian reporter Borodin dead after mystery fall

A Russian investigative journalist who wrote about the deaths of mercenaries in Syria has died in hospital after falling from his fifth-floor flat.

What did Borodin write?

In recent weeks, the journalist had written about Russian mercenaries known as the "Wagner Group" who were reportedly killed in Syria on 7 February in a confrontation with US forces.

Last week, the outgoing head of the CIA, Mike Pompeo, said that "a couple hundred" Russian mercenaries died in the clash in Deir al-Zour province. The mercenaries were apparently taking part in an attack by pro-Syrian government fighters on the headquarters of a US ally, the Syrian Democratic Forces.

Russia admits heavy casualties in Syria clash
Who are Russia's shadowy mercenaries fighting in Syria?
Russian guns for hire dying in Syria

Weeks later Russia admitted that several dozen Russian citizens had been either killed or wounded, but stressed they were not regular soldiers.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

IF in fact he was assassinated by elements of the Russian government, it simply proves that attempting really honest journalism in both the Unhinged Survielled States of Amerika, or in Putin's Russia, can be fatally hazardous to one's health.

How the CIA watched over the destruction of Gary Webb

Apr 16 10:12

US NAVY ACCUSED OF TECH PIRACY

The US Navy is under fire for allegedly stealing hundreds of millions of dollars worth of intellectual property, including software and a high-speed ship design, but the sailing branch insisted that it respects intellectual property rights.

The Navy is entangled in two long-running federal court cases involving IP theft. In March, German software company Bitmanagement asked a federal court for a summary judgement after accusing the Navy of illegally installing $600 million in software on more than 500,000 computers.

In 2011, the company agreed to license to the Navy 38 copies of its virtual-reality software. The Navy was reportedly happy with the software and Bitmanagement began negotiating to sell additional copies. But then the company said it made a startling discovery.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

IP theft is no laughing matter, and should be taken very seriously.

Whoever signed off on this... should be doing jail time.

Apr 16 08:21

From Skripal To Syria: The Empire's "New Realities" Are Reaching The End Of The Road

That’s not the way the world really works anymore. We’re an empire now, and when we act, we create our own reality.

And while you’re studying that reality - judiciously, as you will - we’ll act again, creating other new realities, which you can study too, and that’s how things will sort out.

We’re history’s actors … and you, all of you, will be left to just study what we do.”

- Karl Rove, Deputy Chief of Staff in the Government of George W. Bush.

Apr 15 09:04

UN Chief Warns of ‘Full-Blown Military Escalation' Over Syria Attacks

Sure hope this is fake news.

As US President Donald Trump is said to be considering a full scale ground assault against the Syrian administration of President Bashar al-Assad, the top UN official has decried the onset of a new global Cold War and warned against “full-blown military escalation” in the war-torn region.

Apr 15 07:54

FLASHBACK: FEC: Trump Owns Stock In Missile Company Used To Bomb Syria

The report reveals that Donald Trump has stock with U.S. defense contractor Raytheon. Trump stands to personally profit from the purchase of 59 Tomahawk missiles used by the US Navy – which has cost the taxpayer between $60 million and $82 million dollars.

Apr 15 07:49

Trump Lied to Americans Again; Syrian Drug Treatment Centers Reduced to Rubble (+Video)

DAMASCUS (Tasnim) – US President Donald Trump lied to the American people after the US military in conjunction with British and French forces, instead of striking alleged “targets associated with chemical weapons” capabilities in Syria, hit a center for producing anti-cancer drugs near Damascus.

Apr 15 07:46

Bill Clinton Bombs an Aspirin Factory

Same bunch of lies used to bomb,terrorize and murder,just a different country and a different Deep State Puppet!
Donald Trump is a Neocon,lover of Israel,War Criminal and Mentally ill liar.
The opposition to him is a Psyop! Same as the old Boss!

Apr 15 07:00

‘Animal America’: ‘Tyrant Trump’ tweets terror then Tomahawks to topple target, trick troops, take taxpayer trillions! TV talking tops treasonous, too!

*hyperlinks/videos live at source*

Totally teed? Toss trepidation, talk .01% termination ‘till triumph!

Alternative media has exploded with reports that US war on Syria is
just another target in ongoing illegal rogue state empire.

The best videos I found to discern fact from spin:

Redacted Tonight’s sharp 4 minutes of a “gas attack” immediately after Trump promised withdrawal from Syria:

Carey Wedler asking when Americans will wake up from these constant paper-thin lies for more illegal war. 3 minutes:

Representative Tulsi Gabbard wearily reciting war law to Defense Secretary Mattis, but despite her accuracy having little punch to this game-changing fact that should have all US military refusing all orders for illegal armed attacks. 5 minutes:

The Truth Factory’s powerful and more comprehensive 17 minutes. Note at 14:06 showing actors faking a chemical weapons attack, then training small children to fake being such victims:

Apr 14 08:20

DONALD TRUMP ORDERED SYRIA STRIKE BASED ON A SECRET LEGAL JUSTIFICATION EVEN CONGRESS CAN’T SEE

Trump used media reports as his justification.

ON FRIDAY NIGHT, President Trump ordered the U.S. military to conduct a bombing attack against the government of Syria without congressional authorization. How can this be constitutional, given the fact that Article I, Section 8 of America’s founding document declares that “The Congress shall have Power … To declare War”?

The deeply bizarre and alarming answer is that Trump almost certainly does have some purported legal justification provided to him by the Justice Department’s Office of Legal Counsel — but no one else, including Congress, can read it.

Apr 14 07:25

Are We Over the US/UK Fomented Crisis In Syria?

Paul Craig Roberts

It appears from the very limited US missile attack, most of which were intercepted and destroyed by Syrian air defenses, that the US military prevailed over the crazed John Bolton and carefully avoided a strike that would have resulted in a Russian response. No significant Syrian site appears to have been targeted, and no Russians were endangered.

Apr 14 05:43

Force homeless people into institutions, Republican candidate for California governor says

Republican gubernatorial candidate Travis Allen says he'd build state-run institutions and force homeless people to live in them against their will, if necessary. "If you cannot provide a roof over your head in California, and you're a California citizen, a roof will be provided for you," Allen told The Sacramento Bee Editorial Board last week. "You will no longer be allowed to sleep out on our sidewalks, under our bridges or on the side of our freeways in California." He said public spaces shouldn't be "littered" with homeless people. He said he'd require law enforcement to aggressively enforce anti-camping and loitering laws characterized by social justice groups as criminalization of homelessness.

Apr 14 03:12

As War Drums Beat for Syria, Remember, Lies And Propaganda Started Nearly Every War In US History

War is one of the most primitive and senseless manifestations of the human experience, so naturally, most sane people with families, ambitions and kind hearts want nothing to do with such things. Unfortunately, as we are seeing with the Syrian escalation, governments thrive on war, as it gives them a pressing excuse to grab more power and take extrajudicial measures—both at home and abroad.

Apr 14 03:04

VIDEO: Anti-Gunners Can’t Discern “Star Wars” Guns From Real Ones

I’m serious. Some snit-nosed kids want to see those evil “Star Wars” guns illegal in the United States, which they were unable to distinguish from real ones on a poster.

Apr 14 03:02

New California Bill Would Eliminate Free Speech, Require ‘Online Fact Checkers’

California Senator Richard Pan, the infamous fascist who forced a mandatory vaccination law through in order to rake in money from big pharma, has decided there should no longer be free speech for anyone other than the government. Pan’s new bill proposes to require “online fact checkers” to verify content before anything can be posted on the internet.

Apr 13 10:28

Civil and Criminal Asset Forfeiture Attacked on Grounds of “Excessive Fines”

The Eighth Amendment to the Constitution is quite clear: “Excessive bail shall not be required, nor excessive fines imposed, nor cruel and unusual punishments inflicted.”

While we have witnessed much discussion over the years about the meaning of “cruel and unusual punishments,” relatively little has been said about “excessive fines.” Yet governments at all levels appear to give little regard to the relationship between some of the outlandish fines imposed and the significance of the crimes.

A case in Indiana is expected to land in the lap of the U.S. Supreme Court soon: the issue of civil or criminal asset forfeiture (CAF) and “excessive fines.”

Apr 13 09:59

Video of the Day – General Wesley Clark Suggests Putting “Disloyal Americans” in Internment Camps

If these people are radicalized and don’t support the United States, and they’re disloyal to the United States, as a matter of principal that’s fine, that’s their right. It’s our right and our obligation to segregate them from the normal community for the duration of the conflict.

– General Wesley Clark in a MSNBC interview

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Loyalty stops when your government walks off a cliff into shark-infested waters and expects you to follow along.

Apr 13 06:52

'Time for warnings has passed': EU committee demands sanctions against Viktor Orban's Hungary

The European Parliament's Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs committee will ask MEPs to vote for Hungary to be sanctioned over alleged violations of the rule of law, just days after Viktor Orban's decisive re-election.

"Time and time again, Viktor Orbán's government has undermined the independence of the judiciary, freedom of the press and the fundamental rights of its citizens," said the motion, authored by Dutch Green Party MEP Judith Sargentini, who has led an investigation on whether Budapest is in breach of "EU values."

With Orban set for a third consecutive term, after the Eurosceptic, anti-immigrant Fidesz party took the vast majority of parliament seats on April 8, the EU committee proposed invoking Article 7 of the Treaty on European Union. The statute would force Hungarian officials to defend their country before the European Council, and could eventually see Budapest's voting rights in the EU suspended.

Apr 13 06:46

Delusions of Empire

Anyone who believes that governments create reality is living in a fantasy world, and is surely no conservative, neo- or otherwise, either politically or temperamentally. As the conservative philosopher Claes Ryn has pointed out,

“Only great conceit could inspire a dream of armed world hegemony. The ideology of benevolent American empire and global democracy dresses up a voracious appetite for power. It signifies the ascent to power of a new kind of American, one profoundly at odds with that older type who aspired to modesty and self-restraint.”

Apr 12 10:51

HIGHLANDS FORUM: THE DOD FOUNDED THE FORUM TO BE ITS OWN INVESTMENT FIRM

The DOD founded the Forum to be its own investment firm. It invests in everything from technology, training, and ideas. It's most successful venture has been being an initial investor in Google. It was so successful that the CIA created their own investment firm called In-Q-Tel

Apr 12 10:42

Growing disdain for America’s false democratic ideals

In 2017, the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) downgraded the US democratic system. The EIU has an annual Democracy index that provides a snapshot of global democracy by rating countries on five categories: electoral process and pluralism; civil liberties; functioning of government; political participation; and political culture. They are then classified into four types of governments: full democracy, flawed democracy, hybrid regime, and authoritarian regime.

The US is rated as a flawed democracy – one having free elections but weighed down by weak governance, an underdeveloped political culture and low levels of political participation. According to Pew, Gallup and other polling agencies, there is a trust deficit between the American people and the government, which has a corrosive effect on the functioning of democracy.

Apr 12 09:51

Rand Paul Asks FBI If Trump Hating Peter Strzok Still Has Top Secret Clearance, Guess What They Said

haters still have Top Secret security clearances which allows them to access sensitive private information!

Rand Paul:

FOX NEWS VIDEO

Apr 12 06:58

Joe DiGenova: Mueller Needs to be fired - Jeff Sessions' Actions Are Disgraceful

Former US Attorney for the District of Columbia Joe DiGenova joined Sean Hannity on Wednesday to discuss the latest predawn raid by the FBI and Mueller

Apr 12 05:45

US rogue state empire LYING for WW3 in Syria: learn three facts to demand .01% arrests, or witness millions more war-murders

*hyperlinks/videos live at source*

“Progress, far from consisting in change, depends on retentiveness. When change is absolute there remains no being to improve and no direction is set for possible improvement: and when experience is not retained, as among savages, infancy is perpetual. Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.”
~ George Santayana, The Life of Reason: The Phases of Human Progress, 1905-’06, Vol. 1

“It is no use trying to escape their arrogance by submission or good behavior. Robbers of the world, having by universal plunder exhausted the land, their drive is greed. If the enemy be rich, they are rapacious; if poor, they lust for domination. Neither rule of the East nor West can satisfy them. Alone among men, they crave with equal eagerness poverty and riches. To plunder, slaughter, seize with false pretenses, they give the lying name ‘empire.’ And where nothing remains but a desert, they call that ‘peace.’ ”

Apr 12 05:18

Liberals are losing their minds over a picture of a fit, young and beautiful Trump supporter exercising her second amendment rights

ABC News Calls Police on Pro-Trump Female College Student Who Posed with Handgun

Apr 11 23:10

The Harder the Winds of War Blow, the More they Suck

When I wrote a few weeks ago that I thought the Neocons were making the full-court press for war I thought President Trump was a reluctant player in the game.

Part of me still believes that.

Part of me also believes that Trump, like everyone else, is a slave to his passions and is easily manipulated into terrible decisions. Case in point was last year’s bombing of the Al Shairat airbase in Syria after a similar false flag chemical weapons attack at Khan Sheikoun.

Will he fall victim to them again this year? According to him, we’ll know soon. Meanwhile a carrier group has been dispatched to the Eastern Mediterranean. Chinese missile frigates are there supporting Russian vessels and the destroyer U.S.S. Donald Cook is now just off the coats of the Russian base at Tartus.

Apr 11 16:20

Los Angeles painting city streets white in bid to combat climate change

California officials are hoping their latest attempt to stem the rising tides of climate change leads to a more socially conscious -- and cooler -- summer...While each coasting could can last up to seven years, they are also pricey, with the estimated cost of $40,000 per mile, the L.A. Daily News reported.

Apr 11 15:34

US P-8 Poseidon "Submarine Killer" Flying Off Syria Coast

A recent flight path history shows the Poseidon engaged in heavy shore "sniffing" designed to uncover whether any Russian subs are hiding near Syria.

Apr 11 14:51

Idiocy Is Bringing The End Of The World

Americans, for the most part a clueless people, have no awareness of the risk that the criminally insane government in Washington is taking with their lives. What if the Russians mean what they say and do not again turn the other cheek and back down? What happens if Russia replies to force with force?

Why is it that only a few Internet sites are asking this question?

Apr 11 14:39

E-6B

They are going to hit Syria with nukes! MADNESS!

Characteristics
Primary Function: Communications relay for fleet ballistic missile submarines (A and B models) and airborne command post for U.S. Strategic forces (B model).

Apr 11 13:59

Russia Insider Website Under DDoS Attack Since Tuesday Evening

Apparently we have been doing our job too well recently, and somebody REALLY doesn’t appreciate it!

Traffic on the site has exploded over the past few days, and is about 3X its usual level - until about an hour ago.

Our site was down for about 2.5 hours yesterday evening EST, and has been intermittent this afternoon, due to a sustained and relatively sophisticated DDoS (denial of service) attack.

It took me about an hour of trying to publish this article, and I still can't load an image with it. I've sent out this same message via our email newsletter list. If you haven't signed up for that yet, please do, it may be the only reliable way to stay in touch with you if they keep disrupting the site.
I've heard that other sites, Fort Russ, and Southfront have also been under attack.

Apr 11 11:57

Israel Vows To "Wipe Assad Off The Map" If Iran Launches An Attack From Syrian Territory

After they launched a lethal strike (from Lebanese airspace, no less) against the T-4 airforce base in Syria in retaliation for the a chemical weapons attack on a rebel-held Syrian village - killing several Iranians in the process - senior Israeli officials have finally confirmed what many have long assumed since the country started escalating its military operations within the borders of its crumbling Levantine neighbor.

That is, if Israel even so much as suspects that Iranian agents are planning an attack against Israel from Syrian territory, it will be Syrian President Bashar al-Assad who ends up on the receiving end of a preemptive strike from the IDF, per the Jerusalem Post.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

What is that line attributed to the now-mayor of Chicago, Rahm Emanuel, never let a good crisis go to waste?!?

But I am very curious as to whether Russia's Vlad Putin has received this message, and just what they indend to do, should Israel haul off on Damascus?!?

Apr 11 11:53

Syrian Pro-Government Forces Evacuate Airports, Military Bases Ahead Of Airstrikes

In light of this morning's jawboning by Trump, who vowed that an attack with US missiles "nice and new and “smart!" is imminent, and following overnight unconfirmed reports that US warplanes are massing over the Syria-Iraq border, it will hardly come as a surprise that Syrian soldiers and pro-government forces are getting the hell out of dodge.

According to Reuters, which cites the (highly conflicted) Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, Syrian pro-government forces are evacuating main airports and military air bases ahead of possible U.S. strikes.

While the report has yet to be confirmed, amusingly Reuters clarified that "the Syrian army could not be immediately reached for comment." It's also not immediately clear what they would say: "yes, we are retreating, have a good day."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

President Trump has telegraphed his intentions, very loudly, to the world, and there will be utterly zero surprise in these attacks.

Apr 11 11:49

Former UK Ambassador to Syria: Syrian Chemical Weapons Attack Was STAGED By Islamic Jihadi Propagandists, No One Actually Died

The former UK Ambassador to Syria, Peter Ford, told BBC Radio Scotland regarding the alleged Douma chemical weapons attack:

The Syrian government is probably not guilty

The sources claiming there was a chemical weapons attack are pro-Islamist jihadi propaganda outlets

The incident was probably staged, and it is likely that no one actually died

Webmaster's Commentary: 

IF there is a guy who can most probably ferret out the truth about this incident, it would be Peter Ford.

Apr 11 11:43

11 Russian Warships Leave Syrian Port To Conduct Exercises

Update: The Russian warships leaving port has been reported as a drill, as InterFax reports:

Russian Navy ships, starting from April 11, will conduct exercises near the coast of Syria, follow from the international notification for aviation personnel (NOTAM) and navigational warning for seafarers.

The reports contain the coordinates of the closed area, as well as the conduct of training shooting there.

The training area, located in the international waters of the Mediterranean, is adjacent to the sea border of Syria. It will be closed on 11-12, 17-19 and 25-26 April from 10 to 18 Moscow time.

Currently, as part of the permanent operational connection of the Russian Navy in the Mediterranean Sea, there are about 15 warships and vessels providing the Black Sea Fleet, including the carriers of the Caliber cruise missiles Frigates Admiral Grigorovich and Admiral Essen, as well as submarines that repeatedly struck at the targets of terrorists in Syria.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Translation: the Russians know what is coming, and are preparing for it, off the coast of Syria.

Apr 11 11:38

Facebook Has DOZENS Of Former Obama And Hillary Staffers In Senior Positions - Mac Slavo

Mark Zuckerberg notably failed to mention the recent revelations about the Obama 2012 campaign’s exploitation of the platform’s weak pre-2014 data protections toharvest masses of data from non-consenting users. But when looking deeper at the number of former Obama staffers and former Hillary staffers in senior positions at the social media giant, it becomes a lot easier to see the “why” behind the obvious and glaring question.

It isn’t a secret that Facebook has been censoring anyone with a non-left political ideology. Even Diamond and Silk have had a run-in with censorship.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I am hardly surprised by this.

Apr 11 11:21

On the Brink of a Full Blown War? Reports of Nuclear Submarines on the Way to Syria

Star and Stripes reports an additional Navy battlegroup are departing the US this morning (11th April) to join the other US destroyers:

“The aircraft carrier will be accompanied by the guided-missile cruiser USS Normandy and the guided-missile destroyers USS Arleigh Burke, USS Bulkeley, USS Forrest Sherman and USS Farragut. The destroyers USS Jason Dunham and USS The Sullivans will join the strike group later, a Navy statement said. The strike group, carrying 6,500 sailors and Carrier Air Wing One, will cruise alongside the German frigate FGS Hessen. It remains unclear what the upcoming strike group deployment might entail.”

The Russian naval facility in Tartus is a leased military installation of the Russian Navy located on the northern edge of the seaport of the Syrian city of Tartus. According to CNN Turk, US destroyers were at a distance of 100 km from the port of Tartus, as of Monday.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Were I a betting woman, I would almost be willing to bet that US/UK military action against Syria will begin close to this weekend, when citizens of both countries are distracted with sports and other activities.

If the attack is delayed, until all the US assets are in place, we well be looking at a decap strike against Damascus itself.

At almost 69 years old, I have never, this lifetime, felt myself so completely distressed at being so thoroughly ignored by a government which, allegedly, is supposed to represent my interests and needs, and those of my brother and sister Americans; not those of Israel, and not those of the country's military/industrial complex.

The costs of such a war will have horrific repercussions internationally and ecomomically, and make the United States even more of a target for those international leaders who would like to see this country balkanize and collapse.

It appears to me that there are only two things left to do right now, because Oahu is definitely a first-strike target for either Russia or China, to take out, because of all the military communications flowing east from this rock; pray, and prepare, the best we can.

Apr 11 11:00

As Trump considers military action on Syria, Pentagon worries it could put Russian soldiers in the crosshairs

As Pentagon planners ready a possible military response to a suspected poison gas attack in Syria, one danger has sparked special concern — whether U.S. airstrikes may inadvertently kill Russian soldiers in Syria and escalate the regional war into a confrontation between Washington and Moscow.

The chances of a potential clash would increase if President Trump opts for a heavy bombardment, employing not only Tomahawk cruise missiles fired from Navy ships offshore — as he did last year after a previous chemical attack — but also manned bombers and other warplanes to strike multiple targets in Syria, current and former officials say.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Those international chemical inspectors better get on the ground in Syria, and double time quickly, as in, yesterday!!!! We need a time machine here, or at least Dr. Who's tardis.

And if Pentagon officials are worried that the US may inadvertently kill or maim members of the Russian military, they need to talk President Trump out of this madness, and right the hell now, because there will almost be no way to avoid this, as embedded as the Russians are with their Syrian military counterparts.

Of course, we have Israel's military leadership cheerleading for a US war against SyriaIsraeli commanders push for an offensive against Syria. but President Trump needs to understand, fully, and consequentially, that these Israeli military officials fully expect that the costs of such a war will only be borne in American blood, and with American money.

We also have Saudi Arabia's B.O.Y. (the Butcher of Yemen),Crown Prince bin Salman, suggesting that Saudi Arabia could conceivably join the fray Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman mentions that Saudis could take part on a US-led attack on Syria. Considering just how non-brilliantly their military campaign is going in Yemen, even with US military assistance, which can only be characterized as a wanton genocide against the Yemeni people, President Trump should refuse their help; the US should NOT be colluding with the Saudis in any more war crimes, this time against the Syrian people, thank you very much!!

That Congress is, colletively, sitting idly by, and allowing such insantity to move forward, when only Congress has the power to declare war, derrived from the American Constitution, suggests that they are all completely worse than useless, and should be completely sacked sacked at the next round of elections to which they are subject.

Apr 11 10:47

A Wedding That Became a Funeral

On December 12, 2013, a United States aerial drone launched four Hellfire missiles on a convoy of 11 cars and pickup trucks during a counterterrorism operation in rural Yemen. The strike killed at least 12 men and wounded at least 15 others, 6 of them seriously.

Yemen authorities initially described all those killed in the attack outside the city of Rad`a as “terrorists.” The US government never officially acknowledged any role in the attack, but unofficially told media that the dead were militants, and that the operation targeted a “most-wanted” member of Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) who was wounded and escaped.

Witnesses and relatives of the dead and wounded interviewed by Human Rights Watch in Yemen said the convoy was a wedding procession. They said everyone in the procession was a civilian, including all of the dead and injured, and that the bride received a superficial face wound.

Apr 11 10:44

Google's File On You Is 10 Times Bigger Than Facebook's - Here's How To View It

With all the attention paid to Facebook in recent weeks over ‘data breaches’ and privacy violations, even though what happened with Cambridge Analytica is part of their standard business model, it’s easy to forget that there are four other Big Tech corporations collecting just as much - if not more - of our personal info.

Google, Amazon, Apple, and Microsoft are all central players in “surveillance capitalism” and prey on our data. New reports actually suggest that Google may actually harvest ten times as much as Facebook.

Apr 11 10:44

The US Has Bombed at Least Eight Wedding Parties Since 2001

The headline—“Bride and Boom!”—was spectacular, if you think killing people in distant lands is a blast and a half. Of course, you have to imagine that smirk line in giant black letters with a monstrous exclamation point covering most of the bottom third of the front page of the Murdoch-owned New York Post. The reference was to a caravan of vehicles on its way to or from a wedding in Yemen that was eviscerated, evidently by a US drone via one of those “surgical” strikes of which Washington is so proud. As one report put it, “Scorched vehicles and body parts were left scattered on the road.”

Apr 11 10:41

US Military Admits: We Deliberately Bombed a Hospital in Iraq

The U.S. military said Thursday that it intentionally bombed a hospital in Mosul, Iraq as part of its efforts to "eradicate" Islamic State (ISIS) fighters.

The attack on the Al Salam hospital complex took place Wednesday at the request of Iraqi forces, with coalition aircraft using "precision-guided munitions," Air Force Col. John Dorrian, spokesperson for the U.S.-led coalition against ISIS, told reporters.

He said "it's very difficult to ascertain with full and total fidelity" that there were no civilian casualties, whether in the building targeted or elsewhere within the hospital complex.

Apr 11 10:40

'We categorically want to avoid confrontation with Russia' – NATO deputy chief

Deputy Secretary General of NATO Rose Gottemoeller says that the Alliance does not wish to face military conflict with Russia, but still blames it for a "troubling pattern of behavior," from Ukraine to Salisbury.

"We would categorically want to avoid a situation where confrontation with Russia is inevitable. And that's exactly what our decision-making is governed by," Gottemoeller told Russian daily Kommersant in an interview published in Russian on Tuesday. However, her message was far from reconciliatory as she went on: "But we can't leave without reply Russia's illegal acts: from the annexation of Crimea, to destabilization in Donbass, to election meddling, or the latest events in the UK."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Nato Deputy Secretary Gottemoeller, you are lying about the Skribal poisoning; alleged election tampering in the US; destabilization in Donbass; and the alleged annexation of Crimea.

And what is worse, the world knows you are lying with a straight face.

But I can promise you one thing; should President Trump move forward with this insane rush to war in Syria, there will most likely no way for NATO to escape a military confrontation with Russia, and you know it.

So what will NATO and the EU do in that case, institute a European draft?!?

Oh, I would so like to see you try that!! :-)

Apr 11 10:38

Baghdad hospital bombed

US aircraft hit a Red Crescent maternity hospital in Baghdad, the city's trade fair, and other civilian buildings today, killing several people and wounding at least 25, hospital sources and a Reuters witness said.
The attacks occurred at 9.30am (0630 BST) and caught motorists by surprise as they ventured out during a lull in the bombing. At least five cars were crushed and their drivers burned to death inside, Reuters correspondent Samia Nakhoul said.

Patients and at least three doctors and nurses working at the hospital were among those wounded.

The missiles obliterated wings of Baghdad's trade fair building, which lies next to a government security office that was apparently missed in the bombings.

Iraq's information minister, Mohammed Saeed al-Sahaf, told a news conference that overnight bombings by US-led forces killed 24 civilians and injured 186 across the country. In Baghdad, he said, 10 civilians had been killed and 90 wounded.

Apr 11 10:36

One Day After Warning Russia of Civilian Casualties, the U.S. Bombs a Hospital in Afghanistan

Yesterday afternoon, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power marched to Twitter to proclaim: “We call on Russia to immediately cease attacks on Syrian oppo[sition and] civilians.” Along with that decree, she posted a statement from the U.S. and several of its closest authoritarian allies — including Saudi Arabia, Qatar and the U.K. — warning Russia that civilian casualties “will only fuel more extremism and radicalization.”

Early this morning, in the Afghan city of Kunduz, the U.S. dropped bombs on a hospital run by Doctors Without Borders (Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF)). The airstrike killed at least nine of the hospital’s medical staff, and seriously injured dozens of patients. “Among the dead was the Afghan head of the hospital, Abdul Sattar,” reported the New York Times.

Apr 11 10:35

Airstrike Hits Doctors Without Borders Hospital in Afghanistan

KABUL, Afghanistan — A crowded hospital in the embattled city of Kunduz that treats war wounded came under attack on Saturday and the American military acknowledged that it may have killed 19 patients, staff members and others at the facility while firing on insurgents nearby.

The attack, which the military said in a statement might have been “collateral damage” that occurred while engaging militants, drew a fierce international outcry. The head of the United Nations, Ban Ki-moon, condemned it and called for a “thorough and impartial investigation.” It also renewed scrutiny of the United States military’s record of causing civilian casualties, which has alienated the Afghan public and often undermined relations with the government here.

Apr 11 10:32

Trump Builds Coalition for War Against Syrian Government: UN Security Council rejects motion to investigate before striking

President Trump is in the process of building a new coalition of allies to participate in a multi-nation “strike force” attack on the Syrian government. This talk of coalition action reflects the rapid escalation of plans since US officials embraced Saturday’s allegations of a chemical weapons strike.

French President Emmanuel Macron, Donald Trump, and British PM Theresa May
Officials said as early as Sunday that the claimed Saturday attack would lead to a US military strike, and President Trump indicated this would happen “very soon.” Instead of a one-off strike, as with last April’s tomahawk missile bombardment of Syria, the US seems to be envisioning starting a whole new war over it.

This new US-led war in Syria doubtless suits much of the administration just fine. After all, this time last week US officials were trying to talk President Trump out of ending US military involvement in Syria. Now, they seem to have a pretext for an open-ended conflict.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This rush-to-war madness, just at the moment President Trump desperately needs a distraction from the Meuller investigations, which has led Meuller right into the gutter of the Stormy Daniels allegations, coupled with a crippled US economy (except for the one percenters) must not be allowed to go forward.

We have had sexual predators in the Oval Office before; that... is nothing new to the power-mad creeps in the bowels of power in DC, who fervently believe that their power and authority gives them carte blanche to abuse people with impunity.

So, to all the Riveros Rangers out there, please call your Congressional Representatives, POLITELY, and tell them that if they support this move, you would rather vote a dog,cat, or monkey into their seat, come the next election cycle, than have them continue allegedly "representing" you, because this war is NOT what the American people want at all.

Apr 11 10:28

Trump: Get ready Russia, missiles will be coming at Syria, nice and new and ‘smart’!

Trump is nuts! What else can you say!

Donald Trump warned Russia to "get ready" after Moscow vowed to shoot any missiles fired at Syria down. "They will be coming, nice and new and smart," Trump tweeted.

Donald J. Trump
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@realDonaldTrump
Russia vows to shoot down any and all missiles fired at Syria. Get ready Russia, because they will be coming, nice and new and “smart!” You shouldn’t be partners with a Gas Killing Animal who kills his people and enjoys it!

3:57 AM - Apr 11, 2018
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Apr 11 10:20

CBO UPDATE: TRILLION-DOLLAR DEFICITS TO ARRIVE TWO YEARS SOONER

According to the latest report from the Congressional Budget Office (CBO), released on Monday, the U.S. economy is going great guns. But that growth, no matter how robust, will never catch up with government spending. Hence, despite that growth, annual deficits of a trillion dollars will arrive two years sooner than originally projected.

That previous projection, made by the CBO last June, showed a deficit of $563 billion for 2018, rising to $689 billion next year. Now, with the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act behind them, the CBO projects this year’s deficit to be $804 billion and next year’s to be just a touch below a trillion dollars, at $981 billion.

The CBO is considered by many to be less partisan than most government entities and as likely to create more accurate projections than those coming from the White House’s Office of Management and Budget (OMB). It covered itself with this disclaimer:

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Please remember: most of Trump's budget goes to the military, and military/industrial complex, which has absolutely not fixed the problems with its reckless, unaccountable spending, or fixing a mentality, in the minds of the corporate masters of our weapons industries, that it is perfectly fine to deliver products late; with huge cost-over-runs, that will never work as advertised.

And a huge, glaring example of this problem is the Lockheed-Martin's weapons equivalent of the failed "Edsel", the F-35, which, after all the taxpayer money thrown at it to fix it, may never, ever function as promised.

Apr 11 10:09

THE CAUSE OF LONDON’S SURGE IN VIOLENCE IS OBVIOUS — BUT NOBODY’S TALKING ABOUT IT

As the United States continues to experience sensational mass shootings and many Americans call for gun control, the London is dealing with its own rash of violent crime, mostly in the form of knife attacks.

Countless memes circulating on the internet have pointed out that despite the British government’s harsh gun laws, criminals have still found ways to commit violence and murder. Despite this, the government is clamping down further, attempting to restrict knife possession even more than it already has in its fruitless attempts to stop the wave of crime (in 2014, for example, a teenager was restricted from buying spoons, a measure that has apparently failed to reduce crime).

But there is more to the story, and what’s missing from the mainstream conversation further discredits the actions of the British government.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The allowance of small amounts of recreational drugs, coupled with an enlightened drug policy, which would decriminalise drugs, would just pull the rug out from under drug crime, as Portugal has done:

Portugal’s Example: What Happened After It Decriminalized All Drugs, From Weed to Heroin

Of course, this is a completely logical move, which is why the UK will dismiss it out of hand.

And besides that, there are too many people, including politicians, the owners, and investors in, private prisons, and bankers, who are very happy with the current status quo, because they are raking in the money from the results of current drug policies in both the US and UK.

So do not expect to see utterly failed drug policies change in the near future in either country.

Apr 11 10:02

TOO BIG TO LET OTHERS FAIL US: HOW MARK ZUCKERBERG BLAMED FACEBOOK'S PROBLEMS ON OPENNESS

Facebook’s first reactions to the Cambridge Analytical headlines looked very different from the now contrite promises Mark Zuckerberg made to the U.S. Congress this week. Look closer, though, and you'll see a theme running through it all. The message coming from Facebook’s leadership is not about how it has failed its users. Instead it's about how users —and especially developers —have failed Facebook, and how Facebook needs to step in to take exclusive control over your data.

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How Clintonesque of Zuckerberg!!

Apr 11 09:59

NESTLÉ'S PLASTIC INITIATIVE CALLED 'GREENWASHING' BY GREENPEACE

The environmental impact of the world's plastic consumption is profound. Plastic trash and the tiny pieces that chip off it can be found everywhere—oceans, marine life, land and our bodies, too.

To help solve this planetary crisis, Nestlé pledged Tuesday to make all its plastic packaging 100 percent recyclable or reusable by 2025. The Swiss food giant envisions a world where "none of its packaging, including plastics, ends up in landfill or as litter," it said.

"Plastic waste is one of the biggest sustainability issues the world is facing today. Tackling it requires a collective approach," Nestlé CEO Mark Schneider said in a statement.

Nestlé joins a number of major international corporations, such as rival Unilever, making similar commitments.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

As long as Nestle believes it can get away with this, it will continue to do this..

It will It will only be when laws are strengthened in these areas, and someone like Nestle's CEO, currently Mark Schneider, could acetually be looking at hard jail time for failing to comply, that you will see a real change.

Of course, that will most likely happen when pigs discover that they are aerodynamic, as Nestle's purchasing power stretches to the highest level of international politicians, including our own in the US.

Apr 11 09:52

IRAN LIMITS FOREIGN CURRENCY HOLDINGS OUTSIDE BANKS

Iran has limited the amount of foreign currency citizens can hold outside of banks to €10,000 ($12,350) in an effort to control the falling rial and control the country’s severe dollar shortage.

In a statement, the central bank said Iranians have until the end of April to sell excess foreign currency or deposit it in banks.

The decision comes as part of the Iranian government’s measures to overcome losses to the local currency. The rial has lost almost half of its value since September. Iranians have been purchasing foreign currency and gold coins in anticipation of the US pulling out of a 2015 nuclear deal which promised an end to sanctions on the oil rich state.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Just because an action is the most ham-fistedly, pig-headedly stupid thing the US government could do, is, unfortunately, no guarantee that the US government will not do it.

And to the Iranian people, should it come to this, I must apologise to you for what the US government appears to be getting ready to do, which is to, first, withdraw from the P5+1 agreement, then figure out some way to institute regime change in Tehran, because the Israeli government has decreed Iran to be its "existential threat".

The American people are not in control of their government in any way shape, or form, and that is a very dangerous place for a country which is, allegedly, a democratic republic, to be, because its "leadership" believes it can do anything it wants with impunity.

Oh yes, we have the Kabuki-like drama of campaigns, and a national election; but at the end of the day, we only have the choice between one corporately purchased candidate, or the other; there is no other real choice for American citizens but this.

The American people are very sick and tired of getting lied into war, as it appears ready to bomb both Syria, and Russian assets within Syria, and beyond, on a trumped up charge that the al Assad government used chemical weapons on its own people, when it has almostcompletely obliterated the US-backed jihadists, with Russian help.

Apr 11 08:12

Trump: Get ready Russia, missiles will be coming at Syria, nice and new and ‘smart’!

Trump is insane and anybody who still supports this NUT!

Donald Trump warned Russia to "get ready" after Moscow vowed to shoot any missiles fired at Syria down. "They will be coming, nice and new and smart," Trump tweeted.

Donald J. Trump
?
@realDonaldTrump
Russia vows to shoot down any and all missiles fired at Syria. Get ready Russia, because they will be coming, nice and new and “smart!” You shouldn’t be partners with a Gas Killing Animal who kills his people and enjoys it!

3:57 AM - Apr 11, 2018
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Apr 11 07:56

The US Has Lost Global Power, and Is Now Just Faking It

It’s a hard job being a global hegemon and the world’s sole superpower.

You have to keep the entire planet in line. Every country needs to be taught its place, and kept there, by force if need be. Now and again a country or two has to be conquered or destroyed, just to teach others a lesson. Plus you have to relentlessly meddle in other countries’ politics, rigging elections so that only US-friendly candidates can win, run regime change operations and organize colored revolutions. Stop doing this, and some countries will start ignoring you. And then the rest will quickly realize that you are losing control and go their separate ways while ignoring you.

Apr 11 07:41

Something Stinks with the Facebook Fallout

Watching Facebook CEO, Mark Zuckerberg answer questions yesterday by a congressional inquiry and saying he is open to regulations on his company is like watching my long-time suspicions play out in real-time, on live T.V.

Facebook may just become the de facto Real I.D. of a Satanic Beast System. No Joke. How you may ask, well let’s look at that.

Google, Youtube, Facebook, Amazon, etc. have not only become the online gateways to accessing the internet, they have actually become the internet itself.

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But a baker who refuses to make a wedding cake for gays gets driven out of business!

Apr 10 21:52

THE FULL LIST OF U.S. MILITARY – WARS AND INTERVENTIONS FROM WOUNDED KNEE TO SYRIA: A CENTURY OF U.S. MILITARY INTERVENTIONS

by Dr. Zoltan Grossman

The following is a partial list of U.S. military interventions from 1890 to 2014.

Below the list is a Briefing on the History of U.S. Military Interventions.

The list and briefing are also available as a powerpoint presentation.

COUNTRY OR STATE Dates of intervention Forces Comments
SOUTH DAKOTA 1890 (-?) Troops 300 Lakota Indians massacred at Wounded Knee.
ARGENTINA 1890 Troops Buenos Aires interests protected.
CHILE 1891 Troops Marines clash with nationalist rebels.
HAITI 1891 Troops Black revolt on Navassa defeated.
IDAHO 1892 Troops Army suppresses silver miners’ strike.
HAWAII 1893 (-?) Naval, troops Independent kingdom overthrown, annexed.
CHICAGO 1894 Troops Breaking of rail strike, 34 killed.

Apr 10 21:48

All Wars Are Bankers' Wars


Written and spoken by Michael Rivero. A video by Zane Henry Productions I've made a new version of ‘All Wars Are Bankers’ Wars’ that contains a lot of new animations.

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