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Jul 24 21:48

Cause of USA Meltdown and Collapse of Civil Rights

The USA meltdown has been decades in the making and is the collateral result of an elite predation that has degraded structural elements needed for a healthy and resilient nation.

The aftermath is “too much regulation at the bottom, not enough at the top”: a pathological legislative and institutional structure in which elite interests have too much freedom to challenge and exploit democratic nation states, whereas middle, working and professional class actors, including small and medium-size private business, are economically, ideologically and politically constrained and suppressed to an excessive degree.

Jul 24 19:20

The Deep State Is Real and Trump Is Its Latest Tool

The Deep State—a.k.a. the police state, a.k.a. the military industrial complex, a.k.a. the surveillance state complex—does indeed exist and Trump, far from being its sworn enemy, is its latest tool.

Jul 24 19:19

Sugar Coated – How the Sugar Industry Managed to Dupe the World for Decades

Thousands of studies spanning many decades show excess sugar damages your health,1 yet the sugar industry successfully buried the evidence and misdirected the public with manipulated science. According to the sugar industry, sugar is a harmless source of energy and may even be an important part of a healthy “balanced” diet.

Jul 24 16:25

The Next Phase In Bringing Down The Economy Has Just Been Launched

The EU Parliament released a new study on Central Banks and digital currencies. From this report it looks like the central banks are making a push into cryptocurrencies.

Jul 24 16:03

KKK Fliers Found In Tinley Park Yards

Dozens of bags, containing what many are calling “messages of hate,” were discovered over the weekend in Tinley Park.

CBS 2’s Jeremy Ross reports area residents are concerned after finding KKK fliers around their community.

Amber Stahl says her husband discovered a flyer on their lawn Saturday. The letter was in a plastic bag, weighed down by aquarium gravel.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

One has to wonder; is someone trying to incite riots in Chicago, which is already struggling with gun violence, and deep divisiveness among its citizens?!?

Cui Bono?!?

I feel very blessed to be in a "rainbow community" here on Oahu, where people just really work to get along with each other, no matter their ethnicity, which is many times, a beautifully blended heritage.

And folks, being born caucasian is simply an accident of genetics, and - hopefully - and outcome of love between the mom and the dad of the kid born from any racial heritage out there.

Jul 24 15:56

Nearly one million antidepressants were doled out to children in less than three years and prescriptions to under 12s have risen by 24%, figures show

Between April 2015 and March 2018, 950,000 prescriptions were issued to children under 18 in the UK, according to data obtained from Freedom of Information requests.

Prescriptions rose from 290,393 in 2015-to-2016 to 330,616 in 2017-to-2018, with the sharpest increase being in the under 12s, where prescription numbers increased by 24 per cent.

Jul 24 15:55

Mother says antidepressant drugs turned her son into a 'psychotic killer'

Shane Clancy a 22-year-old final year theology student at Trinity University, had “never harmed anyone” when he went on the deadly spree, 17 days after being prescribed the drugs.

He then killed himself.

Leonie Fennell, 52, researcher in healthcare ethics from Wicklow, spoke out following a Panorama documentary which linked antidepressants to violence.

Jul 24 15:54

Antidepressants can save lives but they made me want to kill. Now I wonder if some murderers may have suffered the same side-effects as me

After a difficult divorce, I was prescribed drugs to manage my mood. Instead, I became psychotic and dangerous – and terror attackers have taken similar medication

Jul 24 15:54

Denver Post Runs Letter to Editor Suggesting Trump Should Be Executed

The Denver Post published a letter to the editor suggesting President Donald Trump should be executed for treason.

The letter criticized the president and Sen. Cory Gardner (R., Colo.) following Trump's summit with Vladimir Putin in Helsinki, Finland, and said Soviet spies Julius and Ethel Rosenberg, who passed atomic bomb secrets to Moscow, were executed for "far less."

The letter, written by Suzanne Gagnon of Lakewood, was in response to the paper's editorial last week, which gave tepid praise of Gardner. The editorial argued the Republican senator "deserves credit" for taking a tough stance against Russia and sponsoring legislation to add Russia to the state sponsor of terror list.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I would strongly suggest that the woman who allegedly wrote this is an agent of the Deep State or Military Industrial Complex, or both, with a "sound-bite ready mentality", which makes her dangerous.

I would suggest that the police mechanism of Lakewood should immediately appear at this person's door, to safely and gently transport her to a mental hospital for an enforced psychiatric examination, to determine if she is a threat to herself or others.

But that the Denver Post actually ran this, understanding such a suggestion is illegal Threatening the president or other governmental officials is a crime- Yikes.

Denver Post Editorial Board; come on, what the hell were you thinking?!?

But this is what happens every time a sitting President tries to mend fences to some degree with Russia; the American Deep State, along with the military industrial complex will label that President as a "traitor" for wanting to do so (including Reagan and Kennedy), because peace derails massive amounts of money going to more military projects.

Jul 24 15:53

Antidepressants can raise the risk of suicide, biggest ever review finds

An analysis of 70 trials of the most common antidepressants - involving more than 18,000 people - found they doubled the risk of suicide and aggressive behaviour in under 18s.

Although a similarly stark link was not seen in adults, the authors said misreporting of trial data could have led to a ‘serious under-estimation of the harms.’

Jul 24 15:52

Rising antidepressant prescriptions could be contributing to increasing obesity levels, study finds

All 12 most commonly prescribed antidepressants were associated with increased weight gain but mirtazapine was particularly bad

Jul 24 15:51

Heart risk link to SSRI antidepressants confirmed

Some but not all antidepressant drugs known as SSRIs pose a very small but serious heart risk, say researchers.

Citalopram and escitalopram, which fall into this drug group, can trigger a heart rhythm disturbance, a new study in the British Medical Journal shows.

UK and US regulators have already warned doctors to be extra careful about which patients they prescribe these medicines to.

And they have lowered the maximum recommended dose.

Jul 24 15:45

California residents asked to ration power to spare grid integrity

California Independent Systems Operator (CASIO) warned residents and businesses Tuesday that rolling brownouts and loss of power may occur if the grid becomes overloaded.

Jul 24 14:39

Liberal Ninth Circuit Says Open-Carrying A Gun Is A Constitutional Right

The ultra-liberal and frequently overturned U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit just ruled that the Second Amendment protects one’s right to carry a gun openly outside of the home.

“We do not take lightly the problem of gun violence,” the majority opinion in Young v. Hawaii reads. Here’s more, emphasis added.

Jul 24 14:35

Britain’s Zionist Inquisition in full cry

Stuart Littlewood shows how, in their endavour to oust UK Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn and replace him with a compliant pro-Israel stooge, Israel’s pimps are trying to bully Labour into adopting an unlawful definition of ‘anti-Semitism’. >>

Jul 24 14:30

More Lies From The Corrupt Elite

The corrupt Federal Reserve under the incompetent Alan Greenspan ramped up consumer debt to take the place of the missing growth in consumer income. This works until consumers cannot carry any more debt. The subsequent Federal Reserve chairmen have kept the house of cards standing by pumping trillions of dollars into the prices of financial assets.

In my day such inappropriate Federal Reserve behavior would likely have been considered a felony. The Federal Reserve chairmen would possibly have been arrested and put on trial. In the least they would have been forced to resign for bailing out five banks at the expense of the US population.

As nothing was done, today we have financial asset prices based on money printing by the Federal Reserve and its accomplices—the Japanese central bank, the EU central bank, and the Bank of England. The financial criminality is worldwide.

Jul 24 14:12

Nikki Haley's Cringe Advice to Teens: Stop 'Owning The Libs'

Nimrata "Nikki" Randhawa told a group of young conservatives they need to stop "owning the libs" online because it doesn't "persuade anyone" and should instead start acting like some hack loser like George Will.

Jul 24 14:10

Google Hands Out 'Preferred Pronoun' Stickers at #GoogleNext18 Conference

We were told the future would be flying cars and cures for all diseases, instead we got stickers with people's preferred pronouns.

Jul 24 13:56

SHOCK VIDEO: Violent Mob Viciously Attacks 'Suspected Right-Winger' At Oakland Protest

Shocking video out of Oakland shows a violent mob of Black Lives Matter protesters viciously beat a random white man whom they thought might be a member of the right-wing Proud Boys group.

The mob can be heard screaming, "f**k that n*gga, f**k his ass up!"

Jul 24 13:31

Violent Coup Fails in Nicaragua, US Continues Regime Change Efforts

The people of Nicaragua showed their support for the democratically-elected government of Daniel Ortega with a massive outpouring in Managua in a celebration of the 39th anniversary of the Sandinista Revolution. In addition to the mass protest in Managua, various cities had their own, in some cases very sizeable ones.

Jul 24 13:17

China Caves: The Full Details Behind Beijing's Launch Of Fiscal Easing

Last week we documented several instances of China's most recent monetary easing, from the expanded usage of the Medium-Term Lending Facility to purchase China's equivalent ot junk bonds, to the barely noticed 103bps cut in China's 3-Month Treasury rate, even as the PBOC had cut the RRR three times already, most recently at the end of June.

However, judging by the ongoing slide in the Chinese stock market, it was not enough; meanwhile in a curious development, last week we also reported that in a very rare public "war of words" between the PBOC and the Ministry of Finance, the PBOC accused the MOF of not doing enough to stimulate the country and that the country's fiscal policy wasn't "proactive."

Jul 24 13:07

Carter Page Says Clinton Campaign Was Spreading Rumors of Russian Collusion Months Before Dossier Surfaced (VIDEO)

Carter Page went on with Tucker Carlson on Monday to discuss the release of the FISA court documents used to spy on the Trump campaign.

Carter Page was spied on by the Obama regime despite never even meeting the Russian officials he was accused of dealing with in the junk Steele dossier.

Carter Page: It’s funny in July of 2016, two months before the Yahoo news article came out I started getting these calls from various news reporters, the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Washington Post, CNN, all asking me about these same two names of people I’ve never even heard of, I’ve heard of Sachin, I never even heard of (Igor) Diveykin. So it was obvious. Some people told me from the media they heard it from the Clinton campaign, etc.

Carter Page denied this weekend that he ever discussed lifting Western sanctions with Igor Sachin, a high ranking Russian official. Page never even met the guy. But he was spied on anyway by the criminal Obama regime.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

At the end of the day, President Obama will go down in history as one of the most treacherous presidents in this country's history, and very much a practitioner of the "Politics of Personal Destruction", about which, I am sure he learned very much from Hillary Rodham Clinton.

Jul 24 13:00

The Expansion of U.S. Military Installations in Argentina and Their Implications for Argentine Sovereignty

A number of US military bases have been established throughout Argentina since the election of president Macri.

In early 2018, Macri’s government also approved the construction of another American military base in the province of Misiones. This is a highly strategic position because the province is situated in the tri-border area (TBA) of Argentina, Brazil and Paraguay, which contains the Guaraní Aquifer, the largest subterranean drinkable and renewable fresh water reserve in the world. Specifically, of the 1.2 million square kilometers of land containing the Guarani Aquifer, 850,000 square kilometers are in Brazil’s territory, 225,000 square kilometers are in Argentina, 70,000 square kilometers are in Paraguay, and 25,000 square kilometers are in Uruguay.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

So, let me get this straight: the President of Argentina is refusing to have legal protocol observed, and have the Argentinian Congress approve of these US bases?!?

Jul 24 12:54

Betraying the President. Trump Attacked by American Political and Academic Community over Helsinki Summit

The American press, who consider themselves to be the freest and most professional journalists in the world, continue their race to the bottom. First they humiliated their own president and country (there’s no other way to say it) during the Helsinki summit itself. Rather than asking about the most important issues on the global agenda, they were only interested in Russia’s interference in the American election. I guess that superpower has no other problems that are worth discussing with Russia (such as North Korea’s nuclear ambitions, Iran’s growing power in the Middle East, the failure to contain China, the collapse of the transatlantic alliance, or the inability to palm Ukraine off onto another financial sponsor), other than Moscow’s alleged influence on the US 2016 election.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Helsinki demonstrated, as if any demonstration was necessary, that the alleged "press" in this country is simply a megawarmonger, and thorougly owned by the deep state, and the military industrial complex.

As I mentioned in a previous article I posted today, "Was Reagan a Traitor?", this happens to every President, no matter the party, when they attempt something approximating raprochement with Russia.

I would like to hope that the American people are war-weary, and much more war-skeptical than when Bush went into Afghanistan and Iraq; however, sometimes, the "sound-bite ready" naivete of my brother and sister Americans can be... breathtaking.

Jul 24 12:46

Does Living Near a Nuclear Plant Give Children Cancer?

More than 60 studies have shown increases of childhood leukemia around nuclear facilities worldwide. Despite this finding, there has never been independent analysis in the US examining connections between childhood cancer and nuclear facilities. The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) had tasked the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) to conduct such a study, but then withdrew funding, claiming publicly that it would be too expensive.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The NRC withdrew the money for NAS study, because they probably already knew what a proper scientific study would reveal.

This means that the NRC is "cherry picking" its information, to make sure that nothing contradicts it's suspiciously "soft science" here.

Jul 24 12:42

The Might of Petro Dollar: Why Saudi Arabia Can Continue Its Atrocities in Yemen?

It is clear that there is a significant humanitarian disaster occurring in Yemen that is mostly being ignored internationally as the world keeps its eyes on Syria, Iran, Venezuela and North Korea. So why then is Yemen being ignored?

But with Yemen having a food shortage crisis with ports blockaded, a cholera crisis, and civilians targeted by double-tap airstrikes, including attacks against schools, hospitals, weddings, funerals and any other social event possibly imaginable, why is there little international condemnation against the main perpetrator, Saudi Arabia?

Turkish energy analyst and the Chairman of Ankara-based Institute for Energy Markets and Policies, Dr. Volkan Ozdemir, said in an interview with Sputnik Turkiye in 2017 that:

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The US-enabled Saudi war in Yemen is NOT forgotten at WRH.

As a Christian pacifist activist, I cannot look away from the genocide which is the Saudi war in Yemen; neither can Mike, although not a "faith guy".

President Trump's decision to further enable these Saudi atrocities in Yemen, by selling the Saudi Government more bombs, bullets, and offering more "guidance", will not be looked upon kindly by history.

Jul 24 12:38

Fox Raid Proves 2000 Election Steal! Heneghan

Tom Heneghan reports the raid back on April 10th of Rupert Murdoch’s 21st Century Fox News offices have netted proof Fox was involved along with rogue British intelligence operators in stealing the 2000 election for G.W. Bush! This election was stolen on live TV in front of the nation as you’ll see in the video below when Bush said his “Brody Technology” failed and they had to go to Plan B which was using a British Fox satellite to interface with the election system and steal the votes needed to flip enough states for Bush to steal the election with help from a corrupt Supreme Court!

During this raid many servers and documents were taken but it was not for the reason given in the articles on the fake news.

“The raids, during which documents and computer records were reportedly taken, had been prompted by concerns of the regulators in Brussels that Fox “may have violated EU antitrust rules that prohibit cartels and restrictive business practices”.”

Jul 24 12:32

UK Favours Extremism Over Democracy in Syria

By propping up Turkey's Afrin operation, the British government has once again supported Islamist-backed military conquest over more liberal forces.

How does a British government respond when an allied state invades another territory with the backing of jihadists, overthrows a democratic experiment and consolidates an occupation? Judging by what Turkey is doing in the Afrin district of northern Syria, the answer is: by supporting it.

Britain, far from helping to defeat terrorism in Syria, is once again aiding it.

As Britain arms Turkey, there is a real risk that such military equipment can end up in the hands of jihadists. Yet the British government defines Turkey as a priority market for promoting arms sales that have been worth more than £200 million ($265m) since 2016, including aircraft, helicopters, drones, grenades, small arms and ammunition.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Congratulations to Prime Minister May to have become the UK's own Merchant Death, this time with Turkey as the primary recipient of the UK's military weaponry.

That you even believed, for one second, that Erdogan, whose meglomania and paranoia is growing by the day, is a force with whom you could reason, for economic gain, I would politely suggest that you think again; you do not know where the weapons you have sold the man will actually wind up, and against whom they will be used.

Or maybe, you didn't give a damn when you sold him those weapons.

Jul 24 12:19

Businesses Tied to Claire McCaskill’s Husband Received $131 Million in Federal Funds

Well, no wonder she refuses to drive an RV and instead flies Air Claire.

The Kansas City Star published an investigative report on Claire McCaskill’s (D-MO) husband’s personal income and found that businesses tied to him “have been awarded more than $131 million in federal subsidies” since she took office in 2007.

“Joseph Shepard’s personal income from his investments in those businesses has grown exponentially during his wife’s two terms in the Senate,” the report alleges.

The Star cross-referenced the Senator’s financial disclosure forms against federal awards data for businesses listed under the same name and ID numbers.

What they found was stunning.

Most of the federal money went towards operating costs for government-subsidized housing projects McCaskill’s husband is invested in.

Jul 24 12:18

Israel Evacuated Alleged Mossad-Linked Rebel Commanders During “Humanitarian” White Helmet Rescue

Given that Israel had spent over $60,000 a year supporting Syrian rebel group Fursan al-Golan financially, it would make sense for Tel Aviv not only to develop and maintain ties with their commanders, but to rescue those commanders as the Syrian government continues its advance.

Over the weekend, and as MintPress predicted last Tuesday, the controversial Western government-funded “humanitarian” group, the Syrian Civil Defense — popularly known as the White Helmets — were evacuated from southern Syria as the Syrian government continues to gain ground in its offensive throughout the country’s southwest. However, sources from within the Syrian opposition have revealed that the White Helmets were not the only ones evacuated from Syrian territory, as four top “rebel” commanders were also among the evacuees, undermining the heavily promoted narrative that the evacuation was purely “humanitarian” in nature.

Jul 24 12:17

Trump prepares $12 BILLION bailout fund for farmers hurt by tariffs imposed by China and the EU in tit-for-tat trade war which he started

The Trump administration was set to announce billions of dollars in aid for U.S. farmers on Tuesday to help protect them from the repercussions of trade spats between the United States and China, the European Union and others, a source familiar with the plan told Reuters.

The Washington Post earlier reported that the White House was readying $12 billion in assistance, citing two people familiar with the plan.

Politico, citing two sources familiar with the plan, also reported the administration will pay for billions in trade-related aid through the U.S. Department of Agriculture's broad authority and two commodity support programs in a farm bill under consideration in Congress.

The plan comes as Trump speaks at the Veterans of Foreign Wars national convention in Kansas City in the heart of the nation's farm country.

Jul 24 12:16

Washington Post Columnist: “God Bless the ‘Deep State’”

“God bless the ‘deep state’” is the title of an op-ed written by Pulitzer Prize-winning Washington Post columnist Eugene Robinson praising the efforts of the “Deep State” to frustrate the actions of President Donald Trump.

“God bless them,” Robinson (shown) wrote in his column for Friday. “With a supine Congress unwilling to play the role it is assigned by the Constitution, the deep state stands between us and the abyss.”

“The abyss”? Just how bad does Robinson think Trump is? The title of another of his recent columns is “Trump can’t make America white again,” wherein he claims that that “racism is a feature of the Trump administration, not a bug.”

Jul 24 12:15

Nicaragua’s Ortega denies responsibility for deaths

Nicaragua President Daniel Ortega said he will not move up elections despite street protests that have seen more than 300 deaths in the past three months, but is open to continuing a dialogue mediated by the Roman Catholic Church.

In a recorded interview broadcast Monday by Fox News, Ortega denied that he controls paramilitary groups blamed for most of the killings. They are supported by his political opponents and foreign interests, he said.

That is counter to what international organizations and Nicaraguan human rights groups have documented. Last week, the Organization of American States adopted a resolution condemning human rights abuses committed by Nicaraguan police and armed pro-government civilians.

“We were elected by the voters,” Ortega said. The next election is not scheduled until 2021. “And then we’ll have to see who will be voted in for the new administration.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Regardless of who is instigating the violence, if things continue to turn south for the Nicaraguan people, Ortega may well not HAVE until 2021.

Jul 24 11:48

NYTimes Iran Affiliate: Israeli Air Defense Fails to Intercept Syrian Army Missiles

(*Is The Fake NEWS Giant's Iranian outpost Fars News Agency giving it out at 180 degrees from what Trumps friends in Tel Aviv & Moscow are reporting ? )

Jul 24 11:41

Clapper: Obama Was Behind The Whole Thing

Former Director of National Intelligence (DNI) James Clapper admitted in a CNN interview Saturday that former President Obama instigated the ongoing investigations into Donald Trump and those in his orbit.

Speaking with CNN's Anderson Cooper, Clapper let slip:

If it weren’t for President Obama we might not have done the intelligence community assessment that we did that set up a whole sequence of events which are still unfolding today including Special Counsel Mueller’s investigation. President Obama is responsible for that. It was he who tasked us to do that intelligence community assessment in the first place.

Jul 24 11:40

Rare secular candidate in Pakistan hounded by angry mobs

It began with a audience members asking Pakistani parliamentary candidate Jibran Nasir to declare his religion at a public forum, a request he politely refused on the grounds it is irrelevant.

Later, the mobs started showed up. In the past week, three of Nasir’s public meetings in Karachi, Pakistan’s largest city, have been disrupted by religious hardliners - shouting out and shoving his supporters.

Nasir, a human rights lawyer, is a rare breed in Pakistan: an avowedly secular, progressive candidate in the overwhelmingly Muslim country of 208 million, where most parties appeal to an Islamic vote bank.

His independent candidacy is in stark contrast to the prevailing mood of Pakistan’s campaign, which has seen the rise of new ultra-right Islamist parties campaigning on protecting draconian blasphemy laws and denouncing the persecuted Ahmadi sect.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I hope this gentleman has his Kevlar undies on, 24/7: political assassinations are very commonplace in this country.

He appears to be a man who should have the chance to change the narrative in Pakistani politics; I fear, however, that he will not be allowed to do so, due to religious intolerance as political discorse, which is commonly what appears to be accepted in Pakistan today.

Jul 24 11:34

Trump Administration 'Threatens to Pull Plug' on Gaza Reconstruction Plan

The Trump administration is considering abandoning its focus on economic development in the Gaza Strip, as a result of what it describes as a lack of any goodwill on the part of Hamas, the Palestinian terrorist organization controlling the coastal enclave. According to a report published Monday in the New York Times, the administration's peace team is frustrated by the lack of progress in Gaza, and is threatening to "pull the plug" on an international plan to rehabilitate Gaza from the damage wrought by previous wars between Hamas and Israel.

Jared Kushner, Trump's son-in-law and senior adviser, told the paper that Hamas "has driven Gaza to a state of despair" and that it is to blame for the current stalemate. Last month, Kushner and Trump's special envoy for the peace process, Jason Greenblatt, made a five-country visit to the Middle East which was focused on raising funds for economic and humanitarian projects that would benefit Gaza, mainly from the oil-rich Gulf States.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Unfortunately, under their dual tutelage by Israel's Prime Minister Netanyahu and Sheldon Adelson, one of the President's prime contributors, both President Trump and Jered Kuschner are missing the mark by miles in their misunderstanding of the Palestinian position here.

The Palestinian position here isn't about financial upliftment and opportunity; it is about the homeland from which they were evicted, upon the founding of the State of Israel.

Jul 24 11:31

China builds a wall of BRICS to help counter US trade war barrier

Only the Chinese could turn an acronym into a trading bloc. On Wednesday, the BRICS summit will get underway in Johannesburg and top of the agenda for Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa will be rising worldwide trade tensions.

While this is a gathering of equals, the economic muscle of Beijing will be behind most of the crucial decisions, which will filter through from the three-day talkfest.

Major players such as China’s President Xi Jinping, India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Russia’s President Vladimir Putin will probably take center stage. So, it appears, will United States President Donald Trump, who will be more than 13,000 kilometers, or 8,077 miles, away in Washington.

Jul 24 11:28

Final defense bill would limit US support to Saudi campaign in Yemen

The compromise National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) unveiled by House and Senate Armed Services Committee staffers Monday retained and modified a provision from the Senate-passed version that would require the Saudi-led coalition to meet certain criteria before the U.S. military can refuel its planes.

“Yemen remains an area of intense interest and concern for our members, and we have aggressive oversight in the conference report,” a senior staffer told reporters at a background briefing.

A Saudi-led coalition has been fighting Iran-backed Houthi rebels in Yemen since 2015. The United States has been supporting the Saudi campaign with billions of dollars in arms sales, intelligence sharing and logistics like air refueling.

Lawmakers on Capitol Hill have grown increasingly frustrated at the Saudi campaign as the civilian death toll rises, most of which has been blamed on Saudi airstrikes.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This language will make US enabling Saudi Arabia in their genocide of Yemen more "palatable' to Congress, while civilians continue to get slaughtered indiscrimminately.

Funny: you don't hear a word about this conflict from the mainstream presstitutes.

But as a Christian pacifist activist, I will continue to witness to the US enabling of Saudi war crimes, in Yemen.

Oh, and if you are wandering just what this war is looking like for those Yemenis being killed or maimed for life, here is what your government is doing in your name, and with your tax dollars in Yemen (warning; very graphic visuals):

Images: Yemeni children assassinated by Saudi bombing raids

Now, don't those images just make you prouder than hell to be an American?!?

Don't they?!? Don't they?!?

And trust me, this nicely weasel-worded NDAA will have utterly no effect on the situation on the ground here in Yemen.

Jul 24 11:18

WAS REAGAN A TRAITOR TOO?

If anyone thinks that Donald Trump is the only U.S. president ever targeted for befriending Russia, think again.

As I indicated in a recent article, the deep state went after President Kennedy for doing the same thing. And yes, like Trump, they called Kennedy a traitor, an appeaser, and a coward for refusing to stand up to Russia, which was then part of the Soviet Union.

Yesterday the Texas Tribune published an article entitled “It’s Time to Impeach the President” by Republican state representative Jason Villalba. Comparing Trump to conservative/Republican icon Ronald Reagan, Villalba wrote:

I am a Republican today because of Ronald Reagan. He instilled in me the principles that have guided my life … Today, our own president of the United States mocks these basic tenets.

Well, except for this, which Villalba failed to mention: Reagan was another president the deep state and the conservative movement targeted for befriending Russia.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Sound familiar, folks?!?

Because it should. Every time a US President starts to ratchet down the tension with Russia, the Deep State has apoplexy and labels that President a "traitor."

Because in a very Orwellian sense, the Deep State in this country desperately needs a villian to demonize, and with which to scare Americans out of their tax dollars, buying military equipment and weaponry, which in this part of the 21st century, does not even begin to compare with that of Russia or China.

So if you hear someone demonizing President Trump about his Helsinki Summit, please remember all the American Presidents before him, trying to do the same thing, and how they were treated.

In terms of attempting to create a better relationship with Russia, these men are not the villians here; it is the members of the American Deep State, who should be named and shamed, as perpetrators of a violently confrontational foreign policy against... darn near everyone, except, of course...Israel.

Jul 24 11:09

Will Trump Revert to Gunboat Diplomacy in Latin America?

Venezuela is the most visible problem. Under the disastrous Marxist economics that President Hugo Chavez and his successor, Nicolas Maduro, have pursued for nearly two decades, Venezuela has become a catastrophe of economic and political chaos. Once the wealthiest country in South America, Venezuela’s gross domestic product is plunging at double-digit rates, and inflation is now soaring at a mind-boggling 46,000 percent. Maduro’s increasingly beleaguered regime has responded with ever more severe authoritarian measures, virtually eradicating the country’s free press and imprisoning scores of opposition leaders.

Jul 24 10:53

Venezuela Surpasses Weimar As Hyperinflation Expected To Hit 1,000,000% By Year End

Some readers may recall this headline from January 2018 "IMF Projects Venezuela Inflation Will Soar to 13,000 Percent in 2018."

This, it turns out was just a little bit off, because as we reported only two weeks ago, Venezuela's annualized inflation hit an annualized rate of 482,153%, with food prices soaring 183% in just one month.

Fast forward to today, when it's time for another "slight revision" because according to the latest IMF forecast released today, Venezuela’s hyperinflation by the end of the year will hit, drumroll, 1,000,000% as the government continues to simply print money to in hopes of filling the void of what was once the country's economy. Putting that number in perspective, the IMF believes that Venezuela inflation hit only 2,400% in 2017, according to a report published Thursday by Alejandro Werner, head of the IMF’s Western Hemisphere department.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Venezuela has been on the US government's "regime change" to-do list for a lot of years, due to its (formerly) successful socialist government, its vast oil reserves, and its consistent refusal to sell its oil only for US dollars.

In February, Venezuela introduced the "petro", a crypto currency, to try to evade US and EU sanctions.

Venezuela introduces its petro-cryptocurrency in February, 2018

But there is only so long that a situation like this can be endured.

I would be certain that the US has its "internal assets" in place, or close to being in place, for when the Maduro government finally fails and falls, and may, in fact, become complicit in that failure.

And I am quite sure, when this happens, that the US government will have its "Saviour Candidate" in place, just as it did with Poroshenko in Ukraine, who will insist on private central banking, and that all of Venezuela's oil only be sold...for US dollars.

And from Sputnik.com, almost two weeks ago, we have a companion piece:

Maduro Accuses Columbia of Inflitration at the Border

The article goes on to state: "Speaking before a military gathering in Caracas, Maduro blamed Colombian tycoons and the US government for ordering the incursions, and urged the armed forces to remain vigilant".

Looking at the US governments's cost/benefit of destabilizing Maduro's government, I would tend to think the guy might be correct on this accusation.

Jul 24 10:47

Self Defense Stories In Your Home & In Your Car

Here is some news you won’t find in the mainstream media. Again this week, responsible gun owners defend themselves and the people they love. (All three victims survived lethal attacks because they had a gun.)

Jul 24 10:36

IN 1974 CALL TO ABOLISH CIA, SANDERS FOLLOWED IN FOOTSTEPS OF JFK, TRUMAN

According to an article in Politico, Bernie Sanders, during his 1974 campaign for the Senate on Vermont’s Liberty Union Party ticket, called the Central Intelligence Agency “a dangerous institution that has got to go.” Sanders complained that the CIA was only accountable to “right-wing lunatics who use it to prop up fascist dictatorships.”

Jeremy Bash, a former CIA chief of staff who is now an adviser to Hillary Clinton’s campaign, told reporter Michael Crowley that Sanders’ comment “reinforces the conclusion that he’s not qualified to be commander in chief.” Bash explained: “Abolishing the CIA in the 1970s would have unilaterally disarmed America during the height of the Cold War and at a time when terrorist networks across the Middle East were gaining strength.” Bash was chief of staff for Leon Panetta at both the CIA and Defense Department, and now runs a consulting firm called Beacon Global Strategies.

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Those agencies allegedly created to keep Americans safe, have become so deeply corrupted and poliicised, that any possibility that they can continue to function as advertised, has been completely destroyed.

And what Bash fails to address, in his criticism of Sanders' position is why there were terrorist groups starting to to form in the 70s in the Middle East?!?!

There is a very interesting treatment of US policy in the Middle East in Wikipedia.org which serves us well, in answering that question:

US Foreign Policy in the Middle East.

It states:

"United States foreign policy in the Middle East has its roots as early as the Barbary Wars in the first years of the U.S.'s existence, but became much more expansive after World War II. American policy during the Cold War tried to prevent Soviet Union influence by supporting anti-communist regimes and backing Israel against Soviet-sponsored Arab countries. The U.S. also came to replace the United Kingdom as the main security patron of the Persian Gulf states in the 1960s and 1970s, working to ensure a stable flow of Gulf oil.[1] Since the 9/11 attacks of 2001, U.S. policy has included an emphasis on counter-terrorism. The U.S. has diplomatic relations with all countries in the Middle East except for Iran, whose 1979 revolution brought to power a staunchly anti-American regime."

And speaking of regimes, and regime changes, one of the hallmarks of American foreign policy in this region, has been precisely that; we did it in Iran in 53, overthrowing the duly elected President, and replacing him with the Shah of Iran; that is why Iranian rhetoric, since the 79 revolution, has been so staunchly anti-American.

More recently, it has been done to Afghanistan in 2002; Iraq in 2003, and Libya in 2011.

One could tell that those countries were about to be invaded from the uptick of demonization in the US corporate presstitute media against them; but the real reasons this was happening were never honestly put forward.

I would like to believe that the US govenment is going to have a very hard time lying us into the next war, which will most probably be against Iran; but perhaps the American public may astonish me yet again on this with their sound-bite ready naivete.

Mr. Bash is disingenuous in the extreme when he refuses to go to the root cause of Middle Eastern terrorism; the US invades and regime changes countries, expropirating resouces to which it has no moral right, and insures that those resources are only sold in US dollars.

When Karl Marx made the observation that all wars are economic in their origins, he was entirely correct.

But that is not how you "sell" a war to your people, at least not in the Unhinged, Surveilled State of Amerika; you sell it with lies, and deceptions, and the very sure and certain knowledge that your kids will not be coming back in pieces from that war, in a cheap aluminium coffin, decorated with a cheap, Chinese-fabricated American flag.

Jul 24 10:34

Greedy Lawmakers Now Pushing Tax on Most Basic Human Necessity—Tap Water

California will soon be scrutinizing their daily water use as a new law states that residents will be limited to 55 gallons of water per person, per day. Citizens who do not comply could face fines of up to $10,000 a day by 2027. To put the allotted daily amount of water into perspective, a report from CBS Sacramento noted that “an 8-minute shower uses about 17 gallons of water, a load of laundry up to 40, and a bathtub can hold 80 to 100 gallons of water,” meaning that residents would have to give up showers on the days they wanted to wash one load of laundry, and taking a bath would be nearly impossible.

Jul 24 10:32

Orlando approves Trust Act policy to cheers of immigration activists

Orlando officials unanimously approved a policy Monday prohibiting city employees — including police officers — from asking a law-abiding person’s immigration status.

Throngs flooded a City Council meeting, with many choosing to testify to the council, and dozens more spilling into the lobby of City Hall. After the vote, a roaring applause echoed throughout the building.

The vote solidified a city policy and pertains to anyone reporting a crime or who witnesses criminal activity as well as persons pulled over for non-criminal traffic violations.

“This is an emotional day because it’s a powerful day,” said Rasha Mubarak, a facilitator of the Trust Orlando Coalition, who pushed for the policy. “When we say that we’re making history, we’re not just making history, we’re on the right side of history.”

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If the person is an illegal immigrant, then by default they are not law-abiding.

Jul 24 10:31

Geologists say the Hawaii volcano eruption could last for months, or even years

Geologists monitoring the eruption of the Kilauea volcano say it could continue to spout lava for a long time.

The volcano has been erupting since early May in the Leilani Estates neighborhood on Hawaii’s big island, forcing evacuations and destroying more than 700 homes. The US Geological Survey’s Hawaii Volcano Observatory said the eruption has covered more than 12 square miles (23 square kilometers) with black lava and has added 700 acres of new land to the island.

A report from the Hawaii Volcano Observatory found that this eruption, in what geologists call Kilauea’s lower East Rift Zone, has produced a greater volume of lava than past eruptions in the area.

Jul 24 10:27

'BE CAUTIOUS': Iran's foreign minister mimics Trump's all-caps tweet and gives his own warning to the U.S. after saying he is 'unimpressed' by the president's threat

Mimicking Trump's bellicose Twitter threat directed at Iran's leaders the previous day, Zarif wrote: 'COLOR US UNIMPRESSED ... We've been around for millennia & seen fall of empires, incl our own, which lasted more than the life of some countries. BE CAUTIOUS!'

Jul 24 10:25

The Good Guys Are Not Coming To Save Us

Some think that certain groups of politicians will pull it together and fix things, or that one magnificent politician will ride in to fix things. Others think that certain members of the military will step in and slap the politicians back into line. And, I’m sure there are other variations.

There are several problems with this. I’ll start with the small issues:

It doesn’t happen. A lot of good people have latched on to one grand possibility after another, waiting for a good guy to save the day, and it just doesn’t happen. Thousands of hours of reading, writing and waiting are burned with each new “great light” who comes along with a promise to run the system in the “right” way, and give us liberty and truth. (Or whatever.) Lots of decent folks grab on to one pleasant dream after another, only to end up right back where they started… but poorer in time, energy and finances.

Jul 24 10:25

Israel Rejects Russian Plan To Keep Iranian Forces 100km From Golan Border

Israel has rejected a Russian proposal to keep Iranian forces in Syria at least 100 kilometers from the Syrian-Israeli recognized ceasefire line along the Golan Heights, Reuters reports, while Israeli leadership has further threatened to hold Assad responsible "for any Iranian aggression".

According to the breaking report, which cites an unnamed Israeli official, the issue came up during a meeting between Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and a visiting Russian delegation led by Russia’s foreign minister, Sergei Lavrov:

The official said that Netanyahu told Lavrov "we will not allow the Iranians to establish themselves even 100 kilometres from the border."

Jul 24 10:23

Escobar: Here's The Real Reason The US Must Talk To Russia

The United States’ industrial-military-intel-security complex profits from a compounded annual budget of roughly US$1 trillion. The only justification for such whopping expenditure is to manufacture a lethal external threat: Russia. That’s the key reason the complex will not allow US President Donald Trump even to try to normalize relations with Russia.

Yet now this is a whole new ball game as the US faces a formidable adversary that, as Martyanov carefully details, deploys five crucial capabilities.

Command, control, communications, computers, intel, surveillance and reconnaissance capabilities equal to or better than the US.

Electronic warfare capabilities equal to or better than the US.

New weapons systems equal to or better than the US.

Air defense systems that are more than a match for US airpower.

Long-range subsonic, supersonic and hypersonic cruise missiles that threaten the US Empire of Bases and even the entire US mainland.

So how did we get here?

Jul 24 10:21

UK terror laws watchdog who said ISIS jihadis who fought in Syria should NOT always be jailed is appointed England's top prosecutor

The UK's terror watchdog was today announced as the next Director of Public Prosecutions despite his controversial claims about ISIS terrorists.

Max Hill last year said British jihadis returning from Syria should not be automatically prosecuted.

And he was branded 'naive' after meeting a campaign group that praised Jihadi John as a 'beautiful young man'

Mr Hill's appointment to the £204,000 a year post, replacing Alison Saunders, was confirmed by Attorney General Geoffrey Cox today.

Jul 24 10:14

David's Sling misses Syrian SS-21 missiles in first interception

Inquiry team examining Monday morning's incident, in which two David's Sling interceptors were fired for the first time at enemy projectiles, believe the interception failed due to technological reason; will be able to pinpoint cause in next 2-3 days.

Jul 24 10:13

Israel shoots down Syrian fighter jet over Golan Heights

Syrian state media said the fighter jet was targeted in Syrian airspace while conducting raids against Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) and other fighters in southern Syria.

"The Israeli enemy confirms its support for the armed terrorist groups and targets one of our warplanes, which was striking their groups in the area of Saida, on the edge of the Yarmouk Valley in Syrian airspace," Syrian news agency SANA quoted a military source as saying.

The incident comes during a Russia-backed Syrian offensive to retake parts of southern Syria the Bashar al-Assad government lost to rebels during the civil war that started in 2011.

Jul 24 10:12

Sri Lanka to pay Iran oil debt in tea as trade partners look for creative ways to avoid Trump sanctions

Sri Lanka is drawing up proposals to get around international sanctions on Iran by paying its oil debt with the Middle East country in tea, according to a report.

Ceylon Petroleum Corporation (CPC), the national oil and gas company of Sri Lanka, owes Iran $250m (£190m) for oil purchases made recent months.

But new regulations designed to make Sri Lanka compliant with UN Security Council sanctions on Iran mean a straight financial transaction with Iranian government bodies could fall foul of the rules.

Jul 24 10:11

GCHQ boss left in 2017, after Obama ordered Project Fulsome spy ring against Trump

Looks like we are starting to discover the true connections to Obama's illegal FISA spy ring against President Trump, where a document from GCHQ was leaked today where Obama ordered the Trump spy ring at GCHQ called Project Fulsome. Now the former boss of GCHQ Robert Hannigan stepped down from the company after Obama ordered Project Fulsome the illegal spy ring against Trump after Obama ordered it.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

UPDATE: This looks like someone trying to poison the well. There are numerous problems with the letter, including the name "Michael Steele" when the actual agent was Christopher Steele.

This is a hoax.

Jul 24 10:11

Most Germans think Europe can defend itself without U.S. help - poll

More than half of Germans think Europe can defend itself without military backing from the United States, a poll showed on Monday, less than two weeks after U.S. President Donald Trump said he could withdraw support.

Jul 24 10:09

At least eleven babies die after their mothers took Viagra while pregnant during a medical trial in the Netherlands

At least 11 babies have died after their mothers were given Viagra as part of a medical trial in the Netherlands.

In total 93 women were prescribed the drug at 10 hospitals across the country in an attempt to fix growth defects in their unborn children.

But 17 children developed high blood pressure in the lungs meaning they did not get enough oxygen, and 11 subsequently died.

Jul 24 09:58

FACIAL RECOGNITION TOLL BOOTHS IDENTIFY DRIVERS AND PASSENGERS, NOTIFY POLICE WITHIN SECONDS

The state of New York is using facial recognition cameras to identify drivers and passengers at toll booths.

A recent article in the New York Post revealed that toll booths use facial recognition to identify everyone.

“We are now moving to facial-recognition technology, which takes it to a whole new level, where it can see the face of the person in the car and run that technology against databases," Gov. Andrew Cuomo said. (Click here & here to learn more.)

Roughly one in every two American adults—117 million people—are in the facial recognition networks used by law enforcement, according to a 2016 report.

DHS and law enforcement have created an Orwellian nightmare in NYC.

Imagine a future where police install facial recognition cameras at two thousand bridges and tunnels throughout NYC.

Now imagine that happening in your city or town.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Folks, "1984" is a cautionary tale; not a "how-to" book!!

Jul 24 09:57

As Russia dumps US Treasuries who's left holding on to America's debt?

Despite the escalating threat of a trade war, China is still the number one foreign holder of US Treasury bonds. The latest data shows that the country’s holdings grew by $1.2 billion in May to $1.183 trillion, remaining within the same range since last August.

Despite systematic reductions, Japan remains the second largest investor in US securities. In April, Tokyo reduced holdings to $1.031 trillion, the lowest since October 2011, but increased them by $17.6 billion to $1.049 trillion in May. Apart China and Japan, the list of the largest holders of US Treasuries is made up of countries and offshores.

These include Ireland with $301 billion, Brazil - $299 billion, UK - $265 billion, Switzerland - $243 billion, Luxembourg - $209 billion, and Hong Kong with $192 billion.

Jul 24 09:54

Indicted Senate Staffer James Wolfe Leaked a 2017 Copy of Full FISA Warrant Against Carter Page to Reporter Ali Watkins…

Connecting the Wolfe indictment to the recently released Carter Page FISA application it becomes obvious in March 2017 Senate Staffer James Wolfe sent reporter Ali Watkins a copy of the 82-page FISA Title-1 origination application. Here’s how we know:

On/around March 16th, 2017, the Senate Intelligence Committee requested a copy of the FISA application used against Carter Page. How do we know this? Because a part of the indictment against James Wolfe tells us what took place.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

So there is an unredacted version of that FISA application floating around out there!

Jul 24 09:53

ESCOBAR: HERE'S THE REAL REASON THE US MUST TALK TO RUSSIA

Future historians may well identify Russian President Vladimir Putin’s landmark March 1 speech as the ultimate game-changer in the 21st-century New Great Game in Eurasia. The reason is minutely detailed in Losing Military Supremacy: The Myopia of American Strategic Planning, a new book by Russian military/naval analyst Andrei Martyanov.

Martyanov is uniquely equipped for the task. Born in Baku in the early 1960s, he was a naval officer in the USSR era up to 1990. He moved to the US in the mid-1990s and is now a lab director in an aerospace firm. He belongs to an extremely rarified group: top military/naval analysts specializing in US-Russia.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

How, indeed?!?

First, the alleged US "experts" didn't see these developments coming.

Secondly, there is a tremendous corruption of the procurement process for the American military.

The heads of those companies comprising the American military industrial complex, are allowed to continue to believe that because they throw so much money at both parties to keep the contracts flowing, that they can deliver obsolete products which do not work at all as advertised, and charge Americans huge cost overruns to boot.

This corporate culture must change, and rapidly. And there are two things which must be done and immediately (this will probably happen when pigs fly, but I feel compelled, as someone who absolutely respects our military, to throw this out there.)

First, there must be legislation preventing any covert or overt money from the military industrial complex being contributed to any political party.

Second, in each and every contract for military products, it must be spelled out that should equipment not be delivered on time, not work as advertised, and cost far more than the original estimate, the heads of those companies creating such flawed equipment will find themselves tried for treason, judged and convicted by a jury their peers in a court of law, and serve hard time in a NON Club Fed.

I think that this would only have to happen a couple of times, before the leadership in these companies clearly realize that they can no longer do this to our military.

I know this sounds draconian in the extreme, and it is; but if someone has a better idea about cleaning out the brokenness and corruption in the military procurement process, I sure as heck would love to hear it.

Jul 24 09:52

'Unstable Iran good for peace': Former Bush press secretary backs 'regime change'

Ari Fleischer, who promoted the Iraq War while serving as press secretary under President George W. Bush, is back with more sweeping ideas on how to reach peace. This time in Iran. His suggestion: to destabilize the nation.

Jul 24 09:50

The plot thins: How gel became a liquid and the whole Novichok affair began to smell to high heaven

'Novichok' survivor Charlie Rowley is in a "safe house" but has been denied access to television and newspapers, according to his brother. The ever-stranger case of the Salisbury-Amesbury poisonings gets curiouser and curiouser.

Whoever said 'Novichok' was a "military-grade lethal nerve agent" doesn't know their tables.

For a program which Boris Johnson told us had been 10 years in the making, had cost (presumably) millions of dollars to develop (and "train" agents to put poison on a doorknob), a 20-percent success rate must have been a bitter disappointment.

Four out of five of those affected by 'Novichok' – Sergei and Yulia Skripal, Detective Sergeant Bailey, and Charlie Rowley – have survived the contact, with only poor Dawn Sturgess, a homeless alcoholic, succumbing to its "deadly" effects.

Jul 24 09:48

FBI, CIA Sound Alarm Over China Cold War, Warn "Most Significant" Threat Facing US

Forget the Russian hysteria: according to Michael Collins, the CIA’s deputy assistant director for the East Asia Mission Center, it is China that is waging a "quiet cold war" against the United States, using all its resources to try to replace America as the leading power in the world.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Actually, the US is in decline, but they need a scapegoat to blame it on.

Jul 24 09:48

China Launches Live-Fire Exercise Designed For Taiwan Invasion

China’s People’s Liberation Army (PLA) has launched a six-day, live-fire military exercise in the East China Sea in a region that simulates an invasion of Taiwan, a move military strategist believe will send a powerful message to the United States over relations with Taipei.

Jul 24 09:48

Putin receives Trump invite, US visit could take place at end of 2018 - Kremlin

The Kremlin says it has received an invitation for Russian President Vladimir Putin to meet with President Trump in Washington at the end of the year, as suggested by US security adviser John Bolton.

Jul 24 09:47

Yale University professor tells Leftists to hide illegal aliens from ICE, all while publishing the home addresses of ICE employees

As humans, our moral, cultural, and religious beliefs inform us that no one can ‘own’ someone else; such a condition is offensive to our collective conscience. But nations do have a right (and an obligation) to defend their borders and expect them to be honored.

Jul 24 09:47

Putin orders construction of world’s longest bridge

Russian President Vladimir Putin has instructed the government to work out a plan to construct a bridge connecting Sakhalin Island in the country’s Far East with mainland Russia.

Jul 24 09:47

Venezuela Surpasses Weimar As Hyperinflation Expected To Hit 1,000,000% By Year End

Some readers may recall this headline from January 2018 "IMF Projects Venezuela Inflation Will Soar to 13,000 Percent in 2018."

This, it turns out was just a little bit off, because as we reported only two weeks ago, Venezuela's annualized inflation hit an annualized rate of 482,153%, with food prices soaring 183% in just one month.

Fast forward to today, when it's time for another "slight revision" because according to the latest IMF forecast released today, Venezuela’s hyperinflation by the end of the year will hit, drumroll, 1,000,000% as the government continues to simply print money to in hopes of filling the void of what was once the country's economy. Putting that number in perspective, the IMF believes that Venezuela inflation hit only 2,400% in 2017, according to a report published Thursday by Alejandro Werner, head of the IMF’s Western Hemisphere department.

Jul 24 09:45

Laws broken by illegals

Recently the U.S. Congress was issued an update on many of our laws broken by illegal aliens from 2017 on. There were more then 80,000 DUIs, 48,000 assaults, 11,000 weapons violations, 15,000 sexual assaults, 2,000 kidnappings, 1,800 homicides, 4,818 arrests for gang activity, 8067 pounds of heroin, 98,000 narcotics violations.

For all you never-Trumpers who hate America, law enforcement and the military: Don't forget your prayers at night that your children, grandchildren or great-grandchildren are not one of these casualties.

Jul 24 09:45

Russia tests new nuclear weapons that can strike ANYWHERE on the planet and wipe out an area ‘the size of France’ in military video footage

The RS-28 Sarmat missiles are capable of striking targets via both the North and South poles and can carry more nuclear warheads than any other missile on the planet, Russia claims.

What's more, the RS-28 Sarmat missiles are able to deliver up to 24 of Russia's new Avangard hypersonic gliders, each of which can carry its own nuclear payload.

There is currently no method of defence against the Avangard cruise missiles, which can allegedly travel at 20 times the speed of sound.

Putin has said both Sarmat and Avangard will be combat-ready by 2020.

Jul 24 09:45

Gallup survey: 36 issues mentioned, not one of them is climate change

According to a survey published by Gallup, there are 36 economic and non-economic issues on the minds of Americans.

No one mentioned climate change.

Jul 24 09:44

WHAT THE MEDIA WON'T TELL YOU ABOUT ILLEGAL IMMIGRANT CRIMES

While mainstream media outlets continue to focus upon the couple thousand immigrant families separated at the border, who are indeed a concern for me too, what they’re not telling you about are the tens of thousands of increased and heinous crimes committed by those who illegally cross our borders every year.

Case in point. As a Lone Star state resident and honorary Texas Ranger, I was deeply concerned when I read the recent Judicial Watch Report titled, “Busy Month for Illegal Immigrants Committing Heinous Crimes.”

JWR reported, “In the last few days alone, an illegal immigrant who had been deported eleven times attacked his wife with a chainsaw in front of their children, another got charged with a series of violent rapes and dozens were arrested for operating a major human and drug smuggling enterprise in a major U.S. city.”

Jul 24 09:42

Tucker: Left doesn't believe in borders, citizenship

Tucker: It's surreal to watch Democratic politicians in California encourage foreign nationals to vote in our elections. Our offices won't be far behind, and the trend is growing. The Left rejects the notion that America is even a country. It’s an idea, they often tell us.

Jul 24 09:42

Watch–Soros-Funded Illegal Alien Activists Shut Down Florida Intersection: ‘We Want ICE Abolished!’

A group of illegal alien activists with the open borders organization “United We Dream” — partially funded by globalist billionaire George Soros — shut down an intersection in Miramar, Florida last week, demanding an end to all immigration enforcement.

More than a dozen of the illegal alien activists were arrested after shutting down the Florida intersection for hours, sitting around in human chains wearing orange shirts that read “abolish ICE.”

The protesters chose the intersection to shut down because it is nearby the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency’s Miramar office, where criminal illegal aliens, human traffickers, and drug smugglers are arrested and detained.

Jul 24 09:41

University of Minnesota To Punish Students And Teachers For Incorrect Usage of Gender Pronouns

The University of Minnesota is potentially going to punish students and teachers for improper use of gender pronouns. The policy is still under consideration and includes a punishment up to expulsion or firing.

The outlandish policy is titled; “Equity and Access: Gender Identity, Gender Expression, Names and Pronouns”—members of the academic institution “are expected to use the names, gender identities, and pronouns specified to them by University members.”

Also, the policy not only outlines punishments for improper use of gender pronouns; but also includes verbiage that would allow students to use school facilities such as dormitories and restrooms that they see fit, rather than what aligns with their biological identity.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is nuts!

Jul 24 09:39

Twitter ‘Quality Filter’ Excludes Top Conservatives from Searches

A large number of right-wing and conservative Twitter accounts, including Breitbart News journalists, have been tagged with a mysterious Twitter filter that appears to block their tweets from some searches. It is unclear what else the filter does.

Over the past few days, conservative and right-wing Twitter users have been using the website shadowban.eu to test if the reach of their content is being artificially limited or hidden by Twitter, a process known as “shadowbanning.”

By adding the html tag “&qf=on” and “&qf=off” to the end of search result URLs, the site claims to test whether an account’s tweets are being hidden behind Twitter’s “quality filter,” which hides tweets from what Twitter calls “low quality accounts.” The technology how-to website ghacks also recommends this method to enable or disable the quality filter. “&qf=on” switches on the filter, while “&qf=off” turns it off.

Jul 24 09:38

TED talks promote pedophilia, but ban any discussion critical of GMOs

Perhaps not surprisingly, Heine’s statements drew intense criticism – so much so that TEDX ultimately decided to pull her video from its official YouTube account. Heine herself had asked that the video be pulled as well, on the grounds that it would lead to “serious misinterpretation,” as well as put her own personal safety at risk.

Meanwhile, TEDx has long disallowed any talks about the dangers of GMOs, having published a letter back in 2012 explaining that any discussion of GMOs (genetically-modified organisms) in a negative light represents “pseudoscience,” and won’t be tolerated.

Jul 24 09:36

Votes From Sanctuary Cities And State That Tolerate Them Must Be Disqualified

On top of this, we have entire states permitting people here illegally to vote in elections, both on a local, state, and Federal level. The state of California is a prime example of this when they issue drivers licenses to millions of illegals under their Motor Voter law which automatically registers those who obtain a DL to vote as well. Some local jurisdictions also are registering illegal aliens to vote, and a large number of these sanctuary cities and counties are not in states who are officially sanctuary states.

Since it is against Federal law for someone who is not a US citizen to vote in any national election, all states who either consider themselves sanctuary states, or have jurisdictions who are areas offering sanctuary to illegal aliens within their state must have their votes disqualified from all elections involving candidates and policies who make laws for all of us, on a Federal level.

Jul 24 09:35

Trump's approval rating reaches record high in poll, powered by Republican support

President Trump’s approval rating reached an all-time high this month buoyed by strong support from Republicans.

His approval mark rose to 45 percent in a Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll published Sunday, up 1 percent above what he got in June.

Jul 24 09:34

Trump Judges Make Moves to Rescue Second Amendment in Appeals Court

President Trump’s impact on the federal courts was on display Friday when the Fifth Circuit appeals court fell shy of rehearing a case to strike down a federal gun control law, with a unanimous bloc of Trump judges calling the Second Amendment a “fundamental civil right” and suggesting that supporters of this gun-control law were plagued by “hoplophobia” – the medical term for the irrational fear of guns. The president is on the verge of making America’s first pro-MAGA court – but only if he fills its final open seat with another reliable conservative.

Jul 24 09:33

THE GLOVES ARE OFF=> President Trump Calls For Mueller’s “Discredited” Witch Hunt to End After Carter Page FISA Docs Released

On Monday morning, President Trump renewed his calls for the Mueller witch hunt to end after the Carter Page FISA docs confirmed what we knew to be true — the entire Russian collusion hoax was made up and funded by Hillary Clinton and executed by Obama’s corrupt DOJ and FBI.

President Trump did not hold back. He went after Crooked Hillary, Obama’s gang, the corrupt FBI/DOJ and Mueller.

Jul 24 09:33

Trump Seen As More Faithful to the U.S. Constitution Than Obama

Voters still have a strong attachment to the U.S. Constitution and think President Trump has been more faithful to it than his predecessor in the White House.

One-in-three Likely U.S. Voters (33%) think, when it comes to the executive actions he has taken in the White House, Trump has been more faithful to the U.S. Constitution than most other presidents. A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that a plurality (49%), however, thinks he has been less faithful, while 12% say Trump has followed the Constitution about the same as other presidents have.

Jul 24 09:32

Donald Trump: FISA Warrant to Spy on Campaign ‘a Disgrace to America’

President Donald Trump highlighted Monday the revelation of the FISA warrant used to spy on one of his foreign policy advisers Carter Page.

The heavily redacted set of documents were released to the public on Saturday, revealing that the unverified dossier created by Christopher Steele and paid for by the DNC was used to spy on the Trump campaign.

“So we now find out that it was indeed the unverified and Fake Dirty Dossier, that was paid for by Crooked Hillary Clinton and the DNC, that was knowingly & falsely submitted to FISA and which was responsible for starting the totally conflicted and discredited Mueller Witch Hunt!” Trump marveled on Twitter.

Jul 24 09:31

Blasting Iran's regime as 'not normal,' Pompeo calls on Iranian Americans for support in California visit

The Trump administration on Sunday blasted the Iranian government as a kleptocracy that has amassed wealth at the cost of its people, the latest in a series of jabs at Iran’s leadership following the United States’ withdrawal from the nuclear deal.

In a speech titled “Supporting Iranian Voices,” Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo told members of the Iranian American community that the leadership in Tehran “resembles the Mafia more than a government.” The event, held at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, marked a rare outreach by the Trump administration to the Iranian diaspora — part of a nascent campaign by the U.S. government to discredit and undermine support for Iran’s leaders.

Jul 24 09:30

UK Government Office Knew About Mass Rape Gangs Decade Before Investigating

Britain’s Home Office had received information about Pakistani grooming gangs raping vulnerable white girls more than a decade before it finally commissioned an investigation, a review has found.

A review had found that documents relating to an unpublished report which detailed “men who are believed to be responsible for pimping and grooming young people into prostitution” in Rotherham, north east England, was sent to the Home Office in 2002, but the department failed to act on it.

Jul 24 09:29

Russia Dumps Massive Amount of U.S. Treasury Holdings—Becomes World’s Largest Holder of Gold

A gradual Russian sell-off of U.S. sovereign debt began in 2011 and has intensified over the years as Washington has continued to impose sanctions against Russia. To put the massive sell-off into perspective, in 2010, Russia was among the top 10 holders of US Treasuries at $176.3 billion.

The Treasury released a list of 33 countries on Tuesday, which included the biggest holder, China, which held $1.2 trillion of US debt in May. Russia was not on the list, as there is a $30 billion threshold for inclusion on the Treasury Department’s monthly report of major sovereign debt holders.

A U.S. Treasury bond is a fixed-interest government debt security with a maturity of more than 10 years. Treasury bonds make interest payments twice a year.

Jul 24 09:23

Smartphones are killing teenagers' memories, study says

New research suggests that radiation from smartphones is negatively impacting teenagers' memories, leaving them with short-term memory loss. The concern is that a year's worth of radiation could be enough to damage the part of the brain that interprets images and shapes.

According to the study, which was published Monday, researchers found that there is a negative impact on memory performance after exposure to radiofrequency electromagnetic fields (RF-EMF) radiation.

"This may suggest that indeed RF-EMF absorbed by the brain is responsible for the observed associations." said Martin Röösli, Head of Environmental Exposures and Health at the Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute (Swiss TPH) in a statement, announcing the findings.

ALARMING STUDY SHOWS LINK BETWEEN DIGITAL MEDIA USE AND AND ADHD

The research was conducted by scientists at the Swiss TPH and studied the habits of 700 adolescents in Switzerland between the ages of 12 and 17.

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Something to keep in mind, before parents get their kids their first smart phones.

Jul 24 09:18

RESEARCHERS WARN INCOME INEQUALITY IN US GETTING WORSE, IT WAS “INTENTIONAL”

According to researchers at the Economic Policy Institute (EPI), a Washington, D.C.-based liberal think tank, the top 1 percent of American families took home approximately 26.3 times as much income as the bottom 99 percent in 2015— a 4 percent increase from 2013.

The report titled “The New Gilded Age: Income inequality in the U.S. by state, metropolitan area, and county,” is authored by Estelle Sommeiller, socio-economist at the Institute for Research in Economic and Social Sciences in France and Mark Price, an economist at the Keystone Research Center in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, who warned about the alarming trends in income inequality spreading across the country.

Researchers used the latest government data to analyze how the top 1 percent and the bottom 99 percent in each state have fared from 1970 to 2015 by county and metropolitan area. This analysis reveals vast and widespread growth in income inequality in “every corner of the country,” said the report.

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WOW! If, in fact, these numbers are correct, the situation is pretty grim out there.

Jul 24 09:16

Deep State In Uproar Over Security Clearance Review of Obama Officials

The bureaucratic Deep State is fuming over President Trump’s announcement that he’s considering revoking the security clearance access of several Obama administration officials.

The individuals in question include former CIA Director John Brennan, ex-FBI Director James Comey, former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, former NSA Director Michael Hayden, former National Security Advisor Susan Rice, and former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe.

“It’s kind of a sad commentary for political reasons,” Clapper told CNN on Monday. “This is kind of a petty way of retribution, I suppose, for speaking out against the president.”

Jul 24 09:15

$52,000/SECOND: RON PAUL WARNS WASHINGTON'S SPENDING ITS WAY TO A FISCAL CRISIS

According to financial writer Simon Black, the federal government is spending approximately 52,000 dollars per second. This, not last year’s tax cuts, is the reason why the national debt has reached a record 21 trillion dollars, which is more than America’s gross domestic product (GDP).

Another ominous sign is that this year both Social Security and Medicare will have to draw down on their reserve funds to be able to pay benefits. The Social Security and Medicare trust funds will both soon be bankrupt, putting additional strains on the federal budget and American taxpayers.

The excessive debt caused by excessive spending will inevitably cause a major economic crisis. Yet, with a few notable exceptions, there is little to no desire in Washington to cut spending. Instead, both parties are committed to increasing spending on warfare and welfare while ignoring the looming entitlements crisis.

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It appears that the idiots in DC do not understand the relationship between spending on steroids, and that leading to financial oblivion, which is where this country is apparently headed.

And no, the Russians did not do this; the Chinese did not do this; the US government did it, in a series of self-inflicted economic wounds, from which the US government might never recover.

Jul 24 09:15

Physical Gold Is The “Best Defence” Against “Escalating Currency Wars”

As governments around the world debase their currencies, you need an asset that can ride out the hard times. And nothing fits the bill like gold

Jul 24 09:08

FCC CONFIRMS SINCLAIR MISLED AGENCY TO TRY AND GET ITS MEGAMERGER APPROVED

Last week, the FCC shocked many by sending the Sinclair Tribune merger to merger review purgatory. It was shocking, in part, because the FCC had spent the better part of the last year comically neutering decades-old media consolidation rules specifically at Sinclair's behest, only to suddenly turn around and find fault with Sinclair's logic, relegating the merger review to an administrative law judge (historically the death knell for similar deals). Many of these rules have traditionally had bipartisan support, since they prevent any one company from dominating local media and distorting public discourse.

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It is rare that I have anything even remotely kind to say about the FCC, but in this instance, I find I must give them at least a miocroscopic "attaperson".

Jul 24 09:08

'Like 2 different people': Friend of Faisal Hussain struggles to understand what sparked Danforth rampage

When Aamir Sukhera learned that a young man he saw as a little brother was behind the deadly mass shooting on Toronto's bustling Danforth strip, he couldn't bring himself to believe the news.

"It's like two different people, it doesn't make sense," Sukhera told CBC News one day after the rampage that left two people dead — including a 10-year-old girl and 18-year-old woman — and injured 13 others.

Eight years before Faisal Hussain opened fire in the city's vibrant Greektown neighbourhood, he disclosed to Sukhera that he was suffering from psychosis and depression, and was getting professional help.

Jul 24 09:01

‘LIBERAL’ ZIONISM IN DEFENSE OF APARTHEID

I have always maintained that there is no such thing as a ‘liberal zionist’ …. Here’s proof of that.

But the truth is, the Nation State bill is not overturning the applecart. In fact, it’s reaffirming some of the key ideas that always lay at the heart of the Zionist project, bringing about the correct balance of “Jewish” and “democratic” that has always been the secret sauce that makes Israel work.

Jul 24 09:00

Greek fires kill 74: Ten tourists drown when boat capsizes trying to rescue them from gale-driven flames, 26 die huddled near a cliff and more burn to death in traffic jams - as officials fear arsonists simultaneously started 15 blazes

Ten tourists drowned when a boat capsized trying to rescue them from gale-driven forest fires which have killed at least 74 in Greece and which may have been started deliberately.

A mother and son from Poland were among the dead when the vessel flipped in the water amid rough seas after picking up guests from a hotel in Mati as forest fires tore through the resort, 25 miles from Athens.

In the same village, a number of holidaymakers and locals were burned alive, some of them trapped in their cars in traffic jams, as hundreds tried to flee the raging inferno, which also devoured more than a thousand homes.

Dashing to the water was the only way to escape for most villagers, but some - including families with children found clasped in a last embrace - perished behind a wall of flames and toxic smoke as the 'lightning quick fire' swept from the hillsides to the sea in less than ten minutes.

Jul 24 08:59

Beyond parody: Tax-avoiding Amazon is killing the high street yet has the gall to deliver hysterical lectures on Brexit

The almost untrammelled economic power of American tech giants such as Amazon, Google and Facebook is already a grave threat to free market competition in the UK and worldwide.

But when these unaccountable and rapacious behemoths start to challenge the fundamental underpinnings of our democracy, they are moving into dangerous waters indeed.

It has emerged that, at a meeting organised by Brexit Secretary Dominic Raab last Friday, the head of Amazon UK predicted there could be ‘civil unrest’ within two weeks if Britain were to leave the EU without a deal. It’s a claim — even if it was a worst-case scenario — that reeks of humbug and hysteria.

Jul 24 08:58

74 killed, 180+ injured by wildfires in Greece, authorities ask EU for help

Multiple wildfires across Greece’s Attica region have claimed the lives of at least 74 people, firefighters say. With dozens of others injured, authorities have warned of further casualties and pleaded for an EU-wide response.

Around half of the victims are from the village of Mati, a holiday resort on the east coast of the Attica region, just 30km from Athens, the local fire brigade said. Local media also report that some 187 people were injured across the country.

“Some settlements have disappeared from the map,” Mayor of Rafina Pikermiou, Vangelis Bournos told local newspapers.

Jul 24 08:57

‘They may be jihadists but they’re our jihadists’: White Helmets' UK resettlement policy attacked

The UK is to offer asylum to members of western-backed White Helmets group, that operates in Jihadists-held areas in Syria. The move has prompted dire warnings about who exactly Britain might be admitting.

Some 98 White Helmets members were rescued by the Israel Defense Forces on Saturday night, as part of an evacuation mission that saw a total of 422 people collected from Syria and transferred across Northern Israel and into Jordan at three points, the Guardian reports.

The paper claims that the UK is prepared to offer asylum to up to 500 White Helmets members or relatives of the group, officially known as the Syria Civil Defence. The proposed resettlement of members of the group has divided opinion.

Jul 24 08:56

ISRAEL'S AMBASSADOR CONVINCES BERLIN'S JEWISH MUSEUM TO CANCEL BDS SPEAKER

eremy Issacharoff, Israel’s ambassador to Germany, complained to the head of the Jewish Museum in Berlin about a hardcore anti-Israel speaker, prompting the museum’s director to pull the plug on the academic’s July talk.

The slated talk was to be delivered by the US-based academic Sa’ed Atshan, a Swarthmore College professor of Peace and Conflict Studies in Pennsylvania, who said in 2014: “We all know Israel is an apartheid state and should be boycotted.”

Ambassador Issacharoff told the Munich-based Süddeutsche Zeitung that he welcomed the decision of the museum to cancel Atshan’s talk. “Atshan is very closely connected with BDS [Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions]” and “he is not a person who wishes to build bridges of understanding with Israel.”

Jul 24 08:55

Germany’s bloody secret: Politicians & arms producers cozy up, sell weapons to anyone

Despite having one of the toughest gun export laws in the world, Germany enjoys a comfy place among the top weapon exporters. How is that possible? A newly released Redfish documentary has some of the answers.

“The laws are very strict and the practice is very-very leisure and very easy. Everyone was wondering how could it be that Germany has one of the strictest laws and always, depending on the ranking, is number three, in small arms is even number two of the biggest world arms trades and weapon producers? So, where’s the gap?” lawyer Holger Rothbauer told the Germany-based investigative journalism team Redfish.

Jul 24 08:54

Canadian authorities identified the suspect in a deadly shooting in Toronto as Faisal Hussain

"Hussain’s family said in a statement that he struggled with “severe mental health challenges,” including “psychosis and depression his entire life,” according to CBS News."

Question 1: Was Faisal Hussain on SSRI's ?

Jul 24 08:49

POLL: Top 4 Democrat Candidates For 2020 Revealed. It's Hilarious.

If you thought this week could not possibly turn out more wins for conservatives, think again! According to a new poll, the Democrats' best hopes for 2020 include twice-failed candidate Hillary Clinton.

Third time's a charm . . . ?

Jul 24 08:48

Brennan, Hayden, Clapper, Comey: White House mulls revoking clearances of Trump-bashing officials

The White House is looking into revoking the security clearances of former CIA, FBI and ODNI chiefs, arguing that their “baseless accusations” against President Donald Trump amount to monetizing and misusing the privilege.
Former CIA directors John Brennan and Michael Hayden, former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper and former FBI Director James Comey are among the names considered, White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said on Monday. Security clearances of former deputy FBI director Andrew McCabe and Susan Rice, former national security adviser to President Barack Obama, are also under consideration.

Jul 24 08:46

Moon-Strzok No More, Lisa Page Spills the Bean

Former FBI attorney Lisa Page has reportedly told a joint committee of the House of Representatives that when FBI counterintelligence official Peter Strzok texted her on May 19, 2017 saying there was “no big there there,” he meant there was no evidence of collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia.

It was clearly a bad-luck day for Strzok, when on Friday the 13th this month Page gave her explanation of the text to the House Judiciary and Oversight/Government Reform Committees and in effect threw her lover, Strzok, under the bus.

Strzok’s apparent admission to Page about there being “no big there there” was reported on Friday by John Solomon inThe Hill based on multiple sources who he said were present during Page’s closed door interview.

Jul 24 08:42

Israel steps up its war on mixed marriages

The Israeli government has long funded various efforts to try to prevent romantic relationships between Jews and non-Jews, both inside territories it controls and around the world.

But a new program confirmed this month by the tourism ministry takes Israel’s war on families of mixed religion or ethnicity to a new level.

Israeli media reported on 10 July that in 2019, the government of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will fund trips to the country for foreign Jews, with the express objective of participating in singles mixers on and around Tu B’Av, a day celebrated by some as the “Jewish Valentine’s Day.”

“Over the course of the events, young Jewish-Israelis and Jews that live in the diaspora will get to know one another, and that is likely to lead to couples forming,” predicted Israel Hayom, the pro-Netanyahu newspaper owned by casino billionaire, Republican financier and anti-Palestinian donor Sheldon Adelson.

Jul 24 08:41

Israel keeps Gaza in a vise

Hospitals have had to temporarily close and Gaza’s sole power station was shut down as Israel continues to ban imports to and exports from the territory.

Israel’s stated reason for the tightened restrictions imposed earlier this month was the launching of incendiary balloons and kites from Gaza in previous weeks.

Israel halted fuel imports to the territory last week.

Palestinians have ceased launching the balloons and kites since a ceasefire was reportedly declared between Hamas and Israel late Friday.

Israel had pounded Gaza with air strikes and artillery fire Friday evening after an Israeli soldier and three Palestinians died in exchanges of fire. The previous day, Abd al-Karim Radwan, a member of Hamas’ military wing, was killed when Israel fired at a group of Palestinians allegedly launching burning kites.

Jul 24 08:40

Cyberwar: What happens when a nation-state cyber attack kills?

"The problem is the risk of miscalculation is huge," he said, speaking at a security conference in London last month. "If you start to tamper with industrial control systems, if you start to tamper with health systems and networks, it feels like it's only a matter of time before somebody gets hurt and somebody is ultimately killed."

The mention of health systems is a reminder perhaps of last year's WannaCry ransomware outbreak, which crippled large parts of the UK's National Health Service. Thousands of appointments were cancelled, causing disruption and inconvenience for patients around the country.

Jul 24 08:39

SYRIAN WAR REPORT – JULY 24, 2018: SYRIAN ARMY KICKS OFF OPERATION AGAINST ISIS EAST OF GOLANS

On July 23, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and its allies kicked off a military operation to defeat ISIS terrorists in southern Syria, east of the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights.

Government forces liberated the villages of Ma’alaqah and Um Lawqas as well as some nearby hills in the northern part of the ISIS-held pocket.

On July 24, the SAA-led force continued its advance aiming to capture the town of Tasil and the nearby villages of Saudah, Ain Thakar and Adawan. The general goal of the effort is to shorten the frontline against ISIS. This will allow the SAA to focus their main efforts on more fortified areas located in the central and southern parts of the pocket.

Separately, the SAA retook a post of the United Nations Disengagement Observer Force (UNDOF) at the village of Al-Rafeed. Thus, the only areas de-facto controlled by members of the Free Syrian Army and Hayat Tahrir al-Sham east of the Golan Heights are Baqira, Beerajam, Quneitra and Jubata al-Kashab.

Jul 24 08:38

When you are oppressed, you are not allowed to become yourself– you must become a fighter

It was a bit of a messy uprising, not terribly well organised, with too few and largely untrained and poorly armed ordinary people – turned soldiers by necessity. The uprising was cruelly and relatively easily crushed by the military might and organisation of British colonial forces, fuelled by a typical and pathological sense of entitlement and drunk on power. Large parts of Dublin were left in ruins after the centre of the city with all its landmark buildings was bombed heavily from the River Liffey. Who knows how many people really died and how many were scarred for life because of what they experienced.

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