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CURRENT EVENTS

May 15 06:16

Jerusalem football team changes name in honour of Donald Trump as Israel prepares for embassy move

Jerusalem's leading football team announced it was changing its name to "Beitar Trump Jerusalem" on Sunday as Israelis basked in national pride and pro-American fervour in preparation for the controversial US embassy move to the disputed city.
Note: There is not a sliver of decency or honor left in Trump or the U.S.

May 15 06:02

Gaza toll rises to 60 as fresh protests against Israel gather

Gaza City (Palestinian Territories) (AFP) – Palestinians were gathering Tuesday for fresh protests along the Gaza border, a day after Israeli forces killed dozens there as the US embassy opened in Jerusalem on what was the conflict’s bloodiest day in years.

May 15 04:24

"BOOM!" GOP Hostility Toward Iran Secured

GOP Hostility Toward Iran Secured After Adelson Gives $30 Million To Top Super PAC

Adelson’s perspectives on U.S. foreign policy, particularly towards Iran, are alarming, given that his influence on U.S. politics is set to grow in the wake of his latest mega-donation to the Republican party.

May 14 16:19

Tesla Bursts Into Flames After "Violent Crash" In Switzerland, Killing Driver Trapped Inside

When it rains, it pours, or in the case of Tesla, it bursts in flames.

In the same week in which a Tesla Model S erupted in flames after a "horrific" crash in Ft. Lauderdale, fatally trapping the two teenagers who died inside, while a second Model S rammed a stopped Salt Lake City firetruck at 60mph, mercifully without any fatalities, the Swiss tio.ch reports that yet another Tesla burst into flames after crashing on the A2 highway near the town of Bellinzona, killing a 48-year-old German driver who was trapped inside.

May 14 15:25

The Nonexistent War on Cops and the Myth of the Epidemic of Unarmed Black Men Being Gunned Down by Cops

In March, Sacramento police officers shot and killed 22-year old Stephon Clark who was holding nothing other than a cell phone. The cops thought he had a gun and he was running through the neighborhood smashing car windows and breaking sliding glass doors and he was high on a number of drugs. The protests afterward shut down a freeway and city streets, barred Sacramento Kings fans from entering the arena, and resulted in smashed car windows and other vandalism.

May 14 13:27

Dan Bongino NAILS It | The Dirty CIA (John Brennan) Initiated Spying Operation Against Trump…

‘If the FBI tipster spied on the Trump campaign before the George Papadopoulos meeting in May, then the FBI’s whole story on this investigation is bunk.’

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May 14 13:05

Margot Kidder, ‘Superman’ Actress, Dies at 69

The actress died in her sleep at her home on Sunday in Livingston, Mont., her publicist Camilla Fluxman Pines confirmed to Variety.

May 14 12:56

Creepy Porn Lawyer Avenatti Threatens To Sue Daily Caller News Foundation Reporters Personally

Avenatti, the lawyer for adult film star Stormy Daniels in her legal battles against President Donald Trump, threatened to sue reporters

May 14 12:20

The different types of traffic cameras – and the ones that aren’t used for speeding

Known as SPECS cameras, these measure your speed over a distance of anywhere between 200m and 10km.

Using number plate recognition, they measure how long it takes you to travel from camera A to camera B, then check that against the average time it should have taken if you were driving at the speed limit.

If your time works out to be over the limit you'll be fined £100 and given three penalty points - even if you're going below the allowed speed at the point you pass the camera.

May 14 11:56

STDs california are skyrocketing. Officials think racism is to blame

Just when you think Commiefornia can't get any worse. This is like lighting a fire in your living room and complaining your house burned down because a bird flew by.

May 14 10:49

US Embassy Jerusalem Dedication Ceremony

Here is the official White House video of the ceremony, with Ivanka, Kushner and Netanyahu grinning ear to ear in the front row.

May 14 10:38

The Babylonian Talmud’s hateful attitude toward non-Judaic women

Caution needs to be exercised here, however, because the Babylonian Talmud has a low view of women generally, whether Judaic or gentile. Admittedly, Orthodox Judaism's view of non-Judaic females is much lower by comparison with Judaic women, and unreservedly toxic. In Israeli, Judaic-American and Yiddish culture, the popular view of the non-Judaic female is that of a highly promiscuous woman, contrasted with the supposedly more sexually modest Judaic woman. This view was in the news last January when a researcher with the Washington Post sifted through Hollywood director Woody Allen’s writings and discovered this nugget by Mr. Allen: “Unlike the Jewish girl the shiksa is not guilt-ridden—not a complainer—she is abandoned, fun-loving, and above all promiscuous. The shiksa will perform any sex act.” (Cf. Washington Post online, http://wapo.st/2DipDJ5 [January 4, 2017]).

May 14 09:57

UPDATE | General Gets BANNED From Fox News Over ‘Songbird John’ McCain Remark…

He told the truth about McCain, and now he's banned from the network...

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May 14 09:56

Jewish Scholar Dr. Norman Finkelstein Discusses "Crimes Against Humanity" Commited By Israel Against The Palestinian People & Asks "Where's the Solidarity for Gaza?"

This is very good and worth the watch. Dr. Norman Finkelstein says that while Palestinian protesters in Gaza have bravely resisted their ghettoization under merciless Israeli fire, international solidarity is falling short.

May 14 09:39

There Are NO WORDS To Describe The Following…

Everyone should see this. Left-wing mental illness on display...

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May 14 09:28

Israeli Soldiers Have Shot Dead Dozens Of Palestinians Protesting As The US Opens Its Embassy In Jerusalem

The shootings took place about 100 kilometers from a ceremony filled with pomp and circumstance, remarks by President Donald Trump's daughter and son-in-law, and a video address from Trump himself.

May 14 09:27

US officially opens its Jerusalem embassy in ceremony

US Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin (C-L) claps as US President Donald Trump's daughter Ivanka Trump unveils an inauguration plaque during the opening of the US embassy in Jerusalem on May 14, 2018 (AFP Photo/Menahem KAHANA)

May 14 09:26

Black student interrogated after napping at Yale: I posted video 'for my safety': EXCLUSIVE

The Yale student at the center of a conversation about racial profiling on campus said she felt the need to post video of her recent interaction with university police because she feared for her safety.

May 14 09:25

Role players hired for Massachusetts-New England homeland response force National Guard training exercise

A company named Human Domain Solutions (HDS), LLC has hired a troupe of role players to participate in this weeks National Guard training exercise which simulates a response to a disaster which could occur at a future time and date in the New England area this Tuesday and Wednesday (May 15-16).

May 14 09:10

KIM STRASSEL | Corrupt FBI Officials Caught Red Handed...

Kim Strassel lays it all on the table regarding new spying allegations...

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May 14 09:01

Police find high-powered rifle and hundreds of rounds of ammunition in a Hawaii hotel room of man who claimed to be a federal agent in a string of disturbing social media posts

A large cache of loaded weapons was found after police raided a Waikiki hotel room in Honolulu, Hawaii Thursday.

The raid was prompted after FBI and Honolulu police were alerted to some disturbing posts on social media, they are currently investigating the situation.

The FBI contacted Honolulu police Thursday regarding a guest in room 803 at the Equus Hotel.

May 14 08:52

Mixed Emotions over Oliver North Being Named President of NRA

Morphonios recounts his boyhood as a stanch admirer and political supporter of North until after 9/11, at which time he became aware that North was a significant part of the military-industrial complex and had worked with the CIA to covertly import weapons to Iran as part of a scheme to illegally fund the CIA-created rebel force in Nicaragua. That force was called the Contras, and it was used to overthrow the Nicaraguan government. Oliver North also played a major role in running drugs from Central and South American drug cartels into the US as an additional means of funding the operation. [Although not mentioned in this video, North also was a key figure in creating a plan to build a computer data base of everyone who objected to this scheme with the intended purpose of using it to arrest and imprison them in the event of a threat to ‘national security’. All in the name of patriotism, of course.]

May 14 08:40

How State Government fanned flames of volcano disaster

As lava engulfs the homes of many unfortunate Hawaii Island residents, it’s important to remember that the state originally encouraged the building of homes in this dangerous area by offering lava insurance where no private company would.

In the 1990s, the town of Kalapana was destroyed by lava, and soon afterward, private insurance companies, after suffering millions of dollars in losses, stopped insuring land in Lava Zones 1 and 2.

May 14 08:39

In these 34 states, police officers can legally have sex with detainees

Should police officers be able to get away with having sex with detainees? That seems like a no-brainer—no, they shouldn't. Cops have badges, guns and—at least presumptively—the law on their side. Detainees may have inalienable rights but, because they are being held against their will, often feel powerless and anxious. In those circumstances, there is no way to distinguish consent from coercion.

For prison guards, probation officers and other professions with an inbuilt imbalance of authority, nationwide prohibitions against sexual contact between officials and their captive clients are in place. Not so for police officers. In these 35 states, cops caught having sex with detainees can claim consent was given. Often, the courts agree.

May 14 08:32

Who got AG Schneiderman to fall so fast?

It’s not that he fell, it’s the rate at which he fell. It happened in one day. One article in The New Yorker and he was gone by the evening

May 14 07:58

Federal court wants to know who, if anyone, is spying on Guantánamo defense attorneys

In a sweeping order, a federal court has instructed the Justice Department to submit top-secret information about suspected eavesdropping on attorney-client meetings at Guantánamo in an appeal of the now stalled USS Cole death-penalty case.

It is not immediately clear what the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit can do with the information. It is also not immediately clear what would happen if the U.S. government refused to furnish the information, invoking national security privilege. The next stop could be the U.S. Supreme Court.

The three-judge panel of Obama appointees was asked to decide a very narrow question: whether two Department of Defense lawyers who quit the terror case over the discovery of a microphone in their meeting room can participate in a Pentagon appellate panel review of their right to resign.

May 14 07:55

Ray McGovern: Haspel Hearing Is A Charade

79-year-old CIA veteran Ray McGovern who was violently escorted out of a U.S. Senate hearing and detained on Wednesday, has now been released and speaks with RT.

May 14 07:47

Ex-Assange Hater Sarah Palin Praises WikiLeaks' Head for 'Opening People's Eyes'

WikiLeaks published the former governor of Alaska’s private emails back in 2008. She has until recently been a strong critic of WikiLeaks' activities, but has now changed her views.

Sarah Palin, former Republican governor of Alaska, has expressed her appreciation for Julian Assange's work as the head of WikiLeaks in an interview with the One America News network. According to her, she had previously not understood how important his work is, but now she has seen that Assange is "trying to provide people with information." Palin is confident that such information helps people make "better decisions."

May 14 07:34

Yellowstone geyser erupts for fifth time in months, prompting fears of an eruption

The largest active geyser in the world has erupted for the fifth time this year, prompting the general public to wonder if an eruption of the supervolcano is imminent.

May 14 07:24

‘The smelly kid in class’: Former Met officer taunts Julian Assange’s mother on Twitter

A former Met detective superintendent, who was in charge of Scotland Yard’s investigation into the Edward Snowden leaks, took to Twitter to troll Julian Assange’s mom ahead of Mother’s Day.

Christine Assange tweeted messages highlighting her son’s seven-year detention in the UK without charge. Former cop Caroline Goode replied, taunting her to get her son to leave the Ecuadorian embassy in London, where he has remained since seeking political asylum there in 2012.

May 14 07:19

Abnormal Behavior Seen In Mice Given Gardasil HPV Vaccine

As vaccine nazis and the Big Pharma corporations repeatedly claim that there is no evidence to show that vaccines are harmful, the science doing just that continues to quietly be published and subsequently ignored...

May 14 07:13

CrossTalk Bullhorns: Resistance

Have you ever known a hero? Well, you will meet one here. Also, what is the future of the Trans-Atlantic alliance in the era of Trump? And, the pre-history of the next war in the Middle East.

CrossTalking with Ray McGovern, Mark Sleboda, and Dmitry Babich.

May 14 06:49

Many accept their fate at the hands of Pele

Intellihub editor’s note: It looks as if these Hawaiians are willing to risk an eruption which scientists say may hurl 20,000 pound boulders and lava miles from the volcano.

As threats from the latest Kilauea eruptions continue in Puna, many speak of the dramatic lava flows as the work of Pele, the goddess of fire and volcanoes.

May 14 06:30

China’s petro-yuan ‘thundering into action’ as Iran ditches US dollar in oil trade

We have a moron in the White House and a zionist to boot.

Washington’s renewed sanctions on Tehran supports China’s newly established oil futures, analysts say. The sanctions can make the yuan a more preferable currency than the dollar on the oil market.

May 14 06:20

Israelis kill 38 Gaza protesters ahead of US embassy opening in Jerusalem (VIDEO, PHOTOS)

Thirty-eight Palestinian protesters have been killed by Israeli fire during demonstrations ahead of the US embassy inauguration in Jerusalem, the Palestinian health ministry said Monday.
More than 1,600 protesters have been injured in Gaza so far on what has been the most violent day of the six week long Great March of Return. Those wounded on Monday include 74 children and 23 women, according to the ministry.

May 14 04:19

Black activist jailed for his Facebook posts speaks out about secret FBI surveillance

The FBI, Keighley said, learned of the protest from a video on Infowars, a far-right site run by the commentator Alex Jones, known for spreading false news and conspiracy theories. The reference to Infowars stunned Balogun: “They’re using a conspiracy theorist video as a reason to justify their tyranny? That is a big insult."...Authorities have not publicly labeled Balogun a BIE, but their language in court resembled the warnings in the FBI’s file. German said the case also appeared to utilize a “disruption strategy” in which the FBI targets lower-level arrests and charges to interfere with suspects’ lives as the agency struggles to build terrorism cases...But since his release one week ago, Balogun has also been forced to confront the harsh reality of life post-incarceration: he lost his vehicle, job and home; his son was forced to move and transfer schools and Balogun missed much of the first year of his newborn daughter’s life.

May 14 01:28

Israel Is Celebrating the Opening of the U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem

Israel on Sunday kicked off festivities to celebrate the opening of the new U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem, even as it bolstered its forces along the Gaza border and in the West Bank in anticipation of mass Palestinian protests of the move.

A day before the embassy’s formal opening, Israel hosted a gala party at its Foreign Ministry with President Donald Trump’s daughter Ivanka, her husband, Jared Kushner, and other American VIPs.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu praised Trump’s “bold decision” in upending decades of U.S. policy by recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. “It’s the right thing to do,” a smiling Netanyahu told the jubilant crowd.

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May 14 00:28

BOMBSHELL: Corrupt CDC diverted $3 million in taxpayer money to radical left-wing causes having NOTHING to do with science

Ron Bassilian, an information technology (IT) guru who specializes in Microsoft’s Exchange enterprise email solution software, has offered up solid proof that the CDC knowingly diverted at least $3 million in taxpayer funding to leftist groups that have nothing to do with science.

May 13 16:34

Why are 2/3rds of US children ‘not proficient’ in math? Leading teacher demonstrates: texts LIE about ‘real-world math problems’, stupefy children to tune-out from counting what’s most important (like US .01% admitting they ‘lost’ $21 TRILLION of taxes)

*hyperlinks/videos live at source*

hat tip: David Icke

The US Department of Education reports that two-thirds of American school children are not proficient in mathematics (here, here).

In 2016 I wrote an article series about public education that includes a section on math that documents:
1. Math texts lie about “real world math problems” with ridiculous and contrived word problems.
2. Math texts don’t even care to define mathematics or algebra.
3. Algebra 1 fail rates are up to 50% of students, and is connected to the above two points along with less than 1% of adults using algebraic formulas in work.

The outcomes of such “education” include:

1. Americans concluding “math” is difficult and something to tune-out from; stupefying us from counting what’s most important in Life like US .01% “leaders” admitting they “lost” $21 trillion of our taxes (~$200,000 per average US household). Please pause to let that fact penetrate.

May 13 13:39

Mormon church comes out in opposition to Utah's medical marijuana ballot initiative

Utah has yet to officially add a ballot initiative allowing residents to vote for allowing medical marijuana, but one of the state's biggest institutions is coming out against it.

May 13 13:38

People think Donald Trump Jr.’s new rumored girlfriend looks just like Melania Trump

People think Donald Trump Jr.’s new rumored girlfriend looks just like Melania Trump
Donald Trump Jr. is in the process of divorcing his wife, Vanessa Trump, and reportedly has a new girlfriend. According to Page Six, the 40-year-old Trump has been dating Fox News host Kimberly Guilfoyle, 49, for the past few weeks.

May 13 12:51

'Avengers: Infinity War' Directors Reveal Who Died And Survived Off Screen

There are "Avengers: Infinity War" spoilers below. Obviously.
There are “Avengers: Infinity War” spoilers below. Obviously.
Aw, snap!

May 13 12:48

Mother shares why she's wearing maternity jeans 2 years after having her third child in viral video

It’s no secret that being a mom is one of the toughest jobs. But one woman is doing her part in making it a bit easier — and more entertaining — with the hilarious honesty that she shares on her blog. Titled Juggling the Jenkins, Tiffany Jenkins‘s shares how she manages her life as a wife and a mother-of-three. What sets her apart from other influencer parents is how real she is about the less glamorous aspects of the role, like the disappointment of shopping for herself after having three children.

May 13 12:46

Texas woman who ran over cheating husband released from prison

A Texas woman who killed her cheating husband by repeatedly running him over with her car has been released from prison.
Clara Harris served 15 years for the murder, which made headlines worldwide and was featured in a made-for-television movie.

May 13 12:45

North Korea says nuclear test site will be destroyed ahead of Trump summit

North Korean leadership says that they will destroy their nuclear test site and tunnels ahead of the upcoming summit arranged by U.S. President Donald Trump.

May 13 12:06

Priyanka Chopra-Starrer ‘Quantico’ Killed in TV Bloodbath

ABC has cancelled the Priyanka Chopra starrer, Quantico. According to a report in Variety, Quantico and other shows on the network including Brooklyn Nine-Nine,Designated Survivor and Lucifer have been cancelled.

May 13 12:05

Whistleblower accuses Facebook of connecting wildlife traffickers with buyers and sellers

Facebook connects you to your friends.
And according to a recently announced whistleblower complaint filed against Facebook with the Securities and Exchange Commission, it also connects poachers to black-market-buyers, cashing-in on wildlife trafficking.

May 13 12:03

Ahead of ‘Raazi’, Take a Look at the Female Spies in History

There have been many female spies in history who've played a key role behind the scenes. As Alia Bhatt’s cinematic thriller, Raazi hits the screens, take a look at the real-life war heroines who altered history with their skills and knowledge. Spies like Noor Inayat Khan, Mata Hari and Madhuri Gupta have endured many harsh conditions including interrogation and torture for their respective nations.

May 13 10:47

What The Hell Is Wrong With George W. Bush?

Holy moly, what a load of nonsense...

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May 13 10:40

‘Fire and Fury’ Reveals Donald Trump’s Disturbing Nightly Habits

Author Michael Wolff’s explosive tell-all, Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House, promises a peek at a level of dysfunction that is truly mind-boggling. And while Wolff has critics who are already calling his reporting into question, it’s hard not to delve into the madness. One of the most shocking scenes painted in the book is the POTUS’ bedtime routine — a mix of unhealthy habits and bizarre rituals.

May 13 10:38

Sexual assault case against Lions coach Matt Patricia reportedly had at least 5 prosecution witnesses

More details have come out in the 1996 sexual assault case against new Detroit Lions coach Matt Patricia, specifically the makeup of the prosecution’s list of witnesses against the 43-year-old.

May 13 10:36

Police search for clues after finding remains of 10-year-old who disappeared in 2009

Police in Washington state launched an extensive search Saturday in the area where a girl missing since 2009 was found dead last fall.

May 13 10:05

RAW VIDEO | ISIS Bombs 3 Christian Churches In Indonesia…

Story is still developing. Mother, Father And 4 Teenage Children Carried Out Coordinated Attacks… At Least 13 Dead...Family had just returned from living in Syria.

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May 13 09:18

The Summer of War and Chaos: US-Israel Plan to Balkanize the Middle East

Tensions are at an all-time high in the Middle East as Israel launched more than sixty missiles at Syria because Israel claimed that Iranian forces fired rockets into the Golan Heights, an Israel-occupied territory since the 1967 Six-Day War.

ran responded to the Israeli claims in a Zero Hedge report:

In the aftermath of one of the most severe Israeli attacks on Syria “in decades,” Iranian lawmakers said Thursday that Iran had no role in the attack, and that Shia nation doesn’t operate any bases in Syria.

Mohammad Javad Jamali Nobandegani, a member of the Iranian Parliament’s national security and foreign policy committee, said Israel’s claim that Iran had provoked Israel by firing first was “a lie,” adding that

“Israel’s history of carrying out unprovoked attacks in Syria has been well-documented.” “Iran does not have military base in Syria,” Nobandegani added

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Trust me, Israel, enabled by the US government will continue to provoke and provide provocations against Iran, until Iran has no recourse but to fight back; at least, that is what Israeli government officials are hoping to attack.

So, one has to wonder; what will Russia do, if there are more attacks against Syria, with the ultimate goal of getting Iran to act militarily?!? I certainly hope that Russia's Vlad Putin has his chess moves in order here, because I think at the moment, he is the only world leader capable of preventing the Middle East from devolving into the chaos Netanyahu and Trump seem to so desperately want to see happen.

May 13 09:13

Ecuador Prepares to Hand Julian Assange Over to UK, US - Reports

More than six years after Julian Assange moved himself into the confines of the Ecuadorian embassy building in London, the WikiLeaks founder finds himself in danger again.

Remarks made earlier this week by Ecuador’s Foreign Minister Maria Fernanda Espinosa suggest that her government may be depriving Assange of the political asylum it granted him in in 2012 and hand him over to British and then US authorities, the World Socialist Website wrote on Saturday.

In an interview on Wednesday, Espinosa said that the Ecuadorian government and Britain “have the intention and the interest that this be resolved.”

May 13 09:12

Israel Orders Human Rights Watch Official Deported

Israeli authorities on May 7, 2018, revoked the work permit for Omar Shakir, the Human Rights Watch Israel and Palestine director, and ordered him to leave Israel within 14 days. The government said it was because of Shakir’s alleged support for boycotts of Israel.

May 13 09:11

Two Interrogations, Gina Haspel and Adolf Eichmann

Haspel Says CIA Won’t Torture Again as Ray McGovern Is Dragged Out of Hearing
Likewise Eichmann was probed about his obedience when “ordered to do something blatantly illegal.” In a response that augured Haspel’s Senate testimony a half century later, Eichmann told his interrogators:

“You say illegal. Today I have a very different view of things…But then? I wouldn’t have considered any of those actions illegal… If anyone had asked me about it up until May 8, 1945, the end of the war, I’d have said: This government was elected by a majority of the German people…every civilized country on earth had its diplomatic mission. Who is a little man like me to trouble his head about it? I get orders from my superior and I look neither right nor left. That’s not my job. My job is to obey and comply.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Watching Ray McGovern, a 78 year old peace activist/grandfather, getting stomped on by Capital Police at the Haspel hearings, in such a way that they deliberately injured him, has given me the clearest image of where my alleged government has gone, and that is full-tilt boogie fascistic.

In terms of international relations, particularly in the Middle East, President Trump has become Netanyahu's ventrilloquist dummy, spouting and supporting everything that Netnayahu says, even when such actions are not for the betterment of We the People, but to support Israel's long-term goals in the region. If President Trump were outsourcing US foreign policy, Netanyahu is the last person on earth who should be guiding it, but at the moment he is.

May 13 09:02

Israel Baits the Hook. Will Syria Bite?

At face value, for Iran to inexplicably launch missiles at Israel, unprovoked and achieving no conceivable tactical, strategic, or political gain strains the credibility of Israel’s narrative even further.

But it is perhaps published US policy designating Israel as a hostile provocateur tasked with expanding Washington’s proxy war against Damascus that fully reveals the deadly and deceptive game Israel and the Western media are now playing.

For years, US policymakers admitted in their papers that the US desired regime change in Iran and sought to provoke a war to achieve it.

Israel Baits the Hook

The corporate-funded Brookings Institution – whose sponsors include weapon manufacturers, oil corporations, banks, and defense contractors – published a 2009 paper titled, “Which Path to Persia? Options for a New American Strategy Toward Iran,” and would not only spell out the US desire for regime change in Iran but devise a number of options to achieve it.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is most likely why we will see a "false flag" in either Syria or Iran, to be blamed on Iran, to give the US/Israeli governments the "justifications" for a war, which Russia's Vlad Putiin is keen to see NOT go forward, as that will diminish Russia's expanding influence in the region, both geopolitically and economically.

I am, for one, rather astonished that no large false flag has yet been concocted to bring such a war about, although God knows, with its attacks on Iranian bases in Syria, the IDF has truly tried to make this happen.

Expect to see more aggression by Israel and/or the United States, until such a war is accomplished.

May 13 08:58

Sarah Palin Takes The High Road In Response To John McCain...

This is a very interesting response...

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May 13 08:55

Haspel Nomination: Torture? Let’s Also Not Forget the CIA’s Core Program of Assassination

Proponents of assassination assert that since the CIA and the Pentagon are assassinating foreigners, that particular restriction doesn’t apply. They say that the Constitution applies only here in the continental United States.

But that’s not what the restriction itself states. The restriction states “No person.” The framers of the Fifth Amendment obviously had a mastery over the English language. If they had wanted the restriction on murder to apply only to American citizens, they would have written, “No person except foreign citizens shall be deprived of life without due process of law.” Their intent clearly was to prohibit the federal government from murdering anyone.

May 13 08:48

Inside the Cutthroat World of Billion-Dollar Military Supply Contracts

he U.S. Government Accountability Office is expected to rule soon on a disputed contract worth more than a billion dollars to supply food to American forces in the Middle East.

The big-dollar decision will mark the most recent twist in a battle over giant U.S. military logistics deals dating back nearly a decade, and includes allegations of sanctions busting, corruption, and fraud. The ruling could also prove troublesome for the Defense Department, which for years has faced criticism over its contracts with Gulf-owned logistics companies the military has used to feed deployed troops.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Apparently, these ghost corporations believe that they can bend the rules with impunity; if there are really any rules to the game, which I doubt, enormously, with this much money on the table.

May 13 08:44

THIS NEW TOOL HELPS YOU TURN OFF FACEBOOK’S SURVEILLANCE AND RECLAIM SOME PRIVACY

TYPICALLY, AD CAMPAIGNS have the goal of getting people to do something. But the one launched today by the activist group Citizens Against Monopoly is instead intended to show how hard something is to do.

The campaign, called “I’m Not Your Product,” gives Facebook users a step-by-step guide to opting out of as much ad targeting and surveillance as possible. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg told Congress that users have “complete control” over advertising data, during two days of testimony related to the political consultancy Cambridge Analytica, which illicitly obtained information on 87 million Facebook users.

May 13 08:42

Israel Nudges Trump Towards War With Iran

So what does all this add up to? In pulling the United States out of the international nuclear deal, Trump has heightened tensions with Iran on a number of issues unrelated to whatever nuclear ambitions that country may have. Netanyahu, who hated the nuclear deal from the start because it eased tensions and diminished pressure on Iran, now sees his opportunity to goad the Islamic Republic with pinprick airstrikes against Iranian positions in Syria. With Israel killing Iranians, a retaliatory response is inevitable, which is what Netanyahu wants. In this dangerous escalation of tensions, Trump has positioned his country on the side of Israel and against Iran; this will encourage further provocations by Netanyahu.

You don’t have to be Count Metternich to perceive where this is leading. It’s difficult to see how, under these circumstances, war can be avoided, while it’s easy to see how events could flip out of control and lead to war.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is why Netanyahu is hoping to goad the US government into its own war against Iran and Syria, the costs of which would only be borne by American blood, and American money, which will galvanize Moscow to fight against the US in both Syria and Iran.

Such a war, at this time, would be catastrophic to the regime in DC, because at this time in its history, the US military doesn't have the weaponry; the troop strenth; the money; or the manufacturing to insure a positive outcome to any conventional war against Russia. Once those in the bowels of power in DC understand this, such a war could go both nuclear, and global.

So what would the current Netanyahu government have to gain from such a war?!?

Control over all the oil fields in the Middle East; that, and with which currency the oil is sold for, are the primary motivating factors here.

May 13 08:31

Natalie Portman Boycotts Israeli Prize; Right Wing Goes Ballistic

Actress Natalie Portman, a strong supporter of Israel, has come under vicious attack for criticizing that country’s leadership. She now joins the club of scholars, journalists, and political leaders who are vilified by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu or his right-wing cohorts.

Portman was born in Jerusalem, and although her family left Israel when she was only three, she became fluent in Hebrew. She is a dual citizen of Israel and the United States.

While studying at Harvard, she became a research assistant for right-wing Zionist Alan Dershowitz. She directed and starred in a feature film presenting the Jewish side of the 1948 war that established the Israeli state.

So Portman is an unlikely candidate for vilification by conservative Jews. Here’s what happened.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Natalie Portman has just rocketed in my respect level for her, both as an artist, and as a Jewish woman who wants to see peace in Israel. I support her in this, completely.

But I can guarantee her this: there will be a price to pay.

She can now expect that roles will become more difficult to come by, as the Israeli right wing attempts to crucify her, and hang her out to dry, artistically and economically. I can only hope that she, and her husband, have been careful guardians of the money she has earned in previous films, to get them through what may be a difficult economic period for them.

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