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May 07 09:37

FLASHBACK - The role of the west in the Rwandan Genocide

In 1993 a peace-keeping mission in Somalia went horribly wrong. Many people were killed or injured. Wounded US soldiers were surrounded by jeering armed mobs.

This happened two days before the UN security council was due to decide whether or not to send peace-keepers to Rwanda. With the support of Russia and the UK, America insisted on only a small, cheap peace-keeping effort. It would be limited to Rwanda’s capital city, Kigali, and there would be no seizing of weapons - only observing.

For Rwandans, the timing could not have been worse…

May 07 09:36

FLASHBACK - The Armenian Genocide: 90 Years Later Turkey Continues to Deny the Extermination of a People

This week marks the 90th anniversary of the Armenian genocide when more than a million Armenians were exterminated by the Young Turk government through direct killing, starvation, torture, and forced death marches. Another million fled into permanent exile. Almost a century later, Turkey continues to deny the genocide. We speak with Colgate University professor Peter Balakian, author of "The Burning Tigris: The Armenian Genocide and America’s Response" and Zanku Armenian of the Armenian National Committee of America. [includes rush transcript]

May 07 09:35

All Hell Breaks Loose In Jack Yantis Case: Idaho Law Enforcement Issues *USE EXTREME CAUTION* Statewide Alert For Deputy Who Killed Jack Yantis

According To The Law Enforcement Alert, Deputy Brian Wood Has Access To Explosives, Was Involved in Domestic Violence, 'Has Become Increasingly Unstable,' Is Separated from wife, Has Frightened His In-Laws. Wood told Adams County Sheriff Office "If cops get involved, shots will be fired."



Taboola
May 07 09:34

Long Lines At Airport TSA Security Checks, Fake Bombs Were Able to Pass 95% of the Time

May 07, 2016 - You may have noticed that TSA security lines are longer than usual. As we head into the busiest travel season of the year, it's only expected to get worse. CBS News national transportation safety expert and former NTSB chairman Mark Rosenker joins "CBS This Morning: Saturday" to discuss what's driving these long lines and what can be done about it.

May 07 09:33

First The Microbiologists Noticed (Dead Microbiologist Master List)

Marconi Scientists Mystery

In the 1980's over two dozen science graduates and experts working for Marconi or Plessey Defence Systems died in mysterious circumstances, most appearing to be suicides., The MOD denied these scientists had been involved in classified Star Wars Projects and that the deaths were in any way connected. Judge for yourself...

May 07 09:31

Pulitzer Prize Winning Journalist: Hillary Approved Sending Sarin Gas to Rebels to Frame Assad, Start Syrian War

In April of 2013, Britain and France informed the United Nations that there was credible evidence that Syria used chemical weapons against rebel forces. Only two months later, in June of 2013, the United States concluded that the Syrian government did, in fact, use chemical weapons in its fight against opposition forces. President Obama immediately used this chemical attack as a pretext for invasion and authorized direct U.S. military support to the rebels, according to the White House.



Emigrate While You Still Can - Finca Bayano In Panama!

Finco Bayano
May 07 09:27

First on CNN: Cheney says he will support Trump

Washington (CNN)Former Vice President Dick Cheney will support Donald Trump, he told CNN Friday, an important move as the presumptive Republican nominee is encountering intense resistance from senior members of his own party.

Cheney told CNN Special Correspondent Jamie Gangel that he has always supported the GOP nominee and will do so this year as well.

May 07 09:27

The EU won't sacrifice its high food safety standards for better US auto market access in a transatlantic trade deal being negotiated, German Agriculture Minister Christian Schmidt said Friday.

The comments by Agriculture Minister Christian Schmidt were the latest criticism of the thorny negotiations toward sealing a wide-ranging pact that would create a free-trade zone covering 850 million people.

May 07 09:25

Hillary Clinton has openly courted the US Jewish vote - but the consequences could be severe

Again, it was a Jewish academic – Norman Finkelstein, another noble soul like Gideon Levy – who has been pointing out that Sanders, the first Jewish presidential candidate in US history, has been “sweeping the Arab vote” in all the primaries and “forged a principled alliance with Arabs and Muslims”. Sanders – “our Corbyn,” as Finkelstein sharply notes – is now going to be the victim of Donald Trump’s Republican candidacy, on the grounds that Clinton is the only Democrat sure to be a presidential winner.

May 07 09:23

Fugitive rabbi denied bail

Israeli fugitive rabbi Eliezer Berland has been denied bail in the Randburg Magistrate's Court. The rabbi will have to stay in prison until his extradition matter is finalised.

The 78-year-old stands accused of sex crimes in his home country. He's been on the run from authorities for years.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Posted for those who claim I only pick on the Catholics.

May 07 09:13

80 Countries Just Slammed the US Over Habit of Bombing Hospitals

By Claire Bernish

Saudi Arabia, the United States, and their allies have developed a nasty habit of “epidemic” proportions in various military theaters, particularly around the Middle East — bombing hospitals, healthcare facilities, and, in at least one instance, an ambulance. But despite countless pleas from humanitarian organization Médicins Sans Frontières (MSF, Doctors Without Borders), that bombing continues, so the United Nations was finally forced to issue its own resolution on the matter.

Resolution 2286, co-sponsored by 80 member nations, condemns attacks on medical personnel and facilities in conflict situations and demands “an end to impunity for those responsible and respect for international law on the part of all warring parties.”

Though it might seem superficially absurd to issue a condemnation for something so patently fundamental, evidence of its necessity remains unfortunately prevalent in headlines...

May 07 09:01

US Deploys Apache, Black Hawk Choppers in Southern Yemen

The US army has deployed 20 new military helicopters in the Southern part of Yemen, informed military sources disclosed.
"15 Apache and five Black Hawk choppers have been sent to al-Anad military base in Lahij province in Southern Yemen," the Arabic-language news website al-Khabar quoted an unnamed military source as saying on Saturday.

The source noted that the Black Hawk and Apache helicopters had taken off from Indiana warship in the Red Sea.

The dispatch of modern military helicopters by the US army to Southern Yemen came after the US Army deployed 100 special forces in al-Anad military base.

The Pentagon said Friday that it sent the US special operations forces back to Yemen to provide training and assistance to the Arab coalition to allegedly fight al Qaeda militants in the fractured country.

The US troops with full military equipment have been stationed in al-Anad military base in Southern Yemen.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is a massive escalation of the fight to restore the regime of Al Hadi against the Houthi rebels.

The US military felt that it was impossible for the Saudis to "pacify" the Houthi rebels on their own, hence the escalation.

And don't think for a moment that these US troops in Yemen are only here as "advisors"; I would strongly suggest that they are in the thick of battle against the rebels, and doing everything humanly possible to wrest control of the country from them.

May 07 08:53

Israeli fighter jets carry out new airstrikes on Gaza Strip

Israeli military aircraft have carried out two airstrikes against areas in the Gaza Strip in yet another act of aggression against the besieged Palestinian coastal territory.

The airborne assaults, which were launched in the early hours of Saturday morning, reportedly hit two open areas east of the city of Khan Yunis, located about 25 kilometers (15 miles) south of Gaza City, Arabic-language Safa news agency reported.

The first airstrike struck a field behind Abu Subhia factory in the al-Zana area, south of the Gaza Strip, while the second targeted an area close to Abu Taima block making workshop.

There were no immediate reports about the possible casualties from the Israeli attacks.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

And what is the White House's response to these bombings?!?

Total and complete silence, as though they had never happened.

May 07 08:48

CWs in hands of Iraq terrorists traced to Turkey

Russia says the terrorists operating near the city of Tikrit in north-central Iraq have been found in possession of chemical weapons that have been sourced from Turkey.

Russia’s Ambassador to the United Nations (UN) Vitaly Churkin made the announcement to a UN Security Council meeting on Friday.

“These [explosive] compounds were either manufactured in Turkey or sold there without the right of re-­export,” he said.

The Russian envoy said the discovery had been made following the “analysis of core chemical components of explosive compounds seized from” terrorists near Tikrit, “a subsequent identification of producer companies, and a scrutiny of terms of sales to other countries.”

“Chemical warfare agents are rapidly spreading across the region and are used by terrorists whereas some of the [Security Council] member states are stubbornly seeking to turn a blind eye on that and go on blaming ‘the [Syrian President] Bashar al-Assad’s regime’ for everything.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Why am I not surprised by this development?!?!?

May 07 08:43

Armenia, Azerbaijan forces resume fire

Armenia and the Republic of Azerbaijan have reportedly resumed fire in violation of a ceasefire that had ended deadly clashes in the disputed Caucasus region of Karabakh last month.

On Saturday, the Azerbaijani Defense Ministry said that Armenian armed forces had violated the truce on the contact line with the Azerbaijani armed forces in the conflict area 122 times over the past 24 hours.

Armenian forces shelled Azerbaijani positions both from Armenian territory and from the territory under dispute, it said. “Taking into account the operational situation, the Azerbaijani armed forces delivered 123 strikes upon the enemy positions,” the ministry said.

Yerevan had earlier claimed that Azerbaijani forces had violated the ceasefire on the border with Armenia in the early hours of Saturday.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

A memo to Sergei Lavrov; sir, you are one diplomat the Azerbaijanis and Armenians trust, because you have earned it.

Please do everything you possibly can to ratchet down tensions here.

With Russia supporting Armenia, and Turkey supporting Azerbaijan, this conflict could spread out of control quickly, and turn into another horrific regional war, which could generate a world war.

May 07 08:41

BREAKING Saudi Arabia's Powerful Oil Minister Ali al-Naimi Fired By Royal Decree



May 07 08:36

NATO won't surrender if Russia nukes Warsaw – ex-US Supreme Commander

“Putin-dominated” Russia is mistaken if it expects the US to surrender in a hypothetical conflict after Moscow nukes "say, Warsaw," a former NATO Supreme Allied Commander for Europe told CNN, promising retaliatory measures.
There is hardly a risk that Russia is going to stage a surprise attack tomorrow, yet Russia has invested in “a whole new set of military hardware” and has an “absolutely new doctrine,” retired US General Wesley Clark told CNN Money's Cristina Alesci.

“They are using nuclear weapons in their military exercise as a means of deescalating a conflict, as though they could fire a nuclear weapon at, say, Warsaw, and then NATO would say, “Oh, my goodness, we did not know you really mean it,” the former NATO commander said.

His opinion comes in unison with fears of Polish Foreign Minister Witold Waszczykowski, who said last month that “Russia’s activity is a sort of existential threat because this activity can destroy countries.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Were I a betting woman, I would not bet against this insane demonisation of Russia escalating and soon.

Russia has done absolutely nothing wrong here, and to accuse it of wanting to blatantly destroy cities in Eastern Europe with nuclear weapons is highly irresponsible and unprofessional, on the part of General Wesley Clark.

But make no mistake about it: the American public and the world are getting "groomed" for wars against Russia and China, to prevent the ascendancy of either the ruble, or the gold-backed yuan.

And if you have wondered about the rush to war we are seeing from the Obama Administration, in an election year, here, potentially, is the reason: internal polling has suggested that if Trump is nominated by the Republicans, that he stands a very good chance of winning the general election over Clinton.

IF Trump has to deal with a combination of wars and a lousy economy from the moment of his inauguration, it will be to "punish" him for presenting a real alternative to the American people, and for offering a candidate who can not be bought off; the Establishment JUST HATES THAT!!

May 07 08:26

Glenn Beck Suicide Watch Continues: Glenn Is Not Dead Yet

Glenn Beck is in crisis after Ted Cruz dropped out. Just watch for a minute to get a sense of Beck's despair. It is awesome to behold.

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May 07 08:26

VICTORY! Munduruku People Win Fight Against Tapajós Dam

By Derrick Broze

The Munduruku Peoples of the Brazilian Amazon are celebrating a victory in their fight to protect their lands from planned hydroelectric plants.

The National Foundation for the Indian (FUNAI) has issued a historic ruling that will demarcate and protect a 700-square-mile territory of the Munduruku Peoples along the Tapajós River, in the Brazilian Amazon. The ruling is the latest decision in the Munduruku’s fight to protect their ancestral lands from flooding as part of planned hydroelectric dams. The demarcation and protection of the lands will now prevent the Munduruku’s land from being flooded. The final demarcation must be approved by presidential decree after 90 days before becoming law...



May 07 08:21

TRUMP: 'We Can't Continue To Let China Rape Us On Trade'

So we have one candidate, Hillary, whose foundation is practically owned by the Chinese, and the other candidate Trump, is willing to fight them over trade. Which one do you think would be better for American workers...?

Great short clip from Trump on the Stump.

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May 07 08:19

'PR War' in Aleppo: US Spends 'Millions' to Decry Russia’s Success in Syria

The actual situation on the ground in the Syrian conflict is not affected by the ceasefire. Actually, the conflict has turned into a public relations war of an unprecedented scope, geopolitical analyst Patrick Henningsen said.

To Block Syrian Liberation of Aleppo From al-Nusra Front - Senator
The partial ceasefire in Syria that was brokered by Russia and the United States in February was extended on Wednesday to the embattled northern city of Aleppo, where both government and militant forces have been shelling each other's positions.
According to Henningsen, the ceasefire has little chance to change situation in Aleppo.

Extremist groups in the city will use the ceasefire to buy time to get reinforcements to establish new supply lines that have been cut off by Russian airstrikes, he suggested.

The expert also commented on the possible reasons behind Washington objecting to Russia’s actions and proposals on Syria.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The American people know now when government officials are lying to them; those officials open their mouths...and words come out of them.



Lockerdome
May 07 08:19

Obama Tells Reporters How to Cover Campaign

Reporters Lob Softballs to Obama, He Tells Them How to Cover Campaign
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Reuters correspondent Jeff Mason got the first question: “Mr. President, what's your reaction to Donald Trump becoming the presumptive nominee of the Republican Party this week? And given the delegate math, do you think it’s time for Bernie Sanders to step aside on the Democratic race?”
Obama lectured:>>>
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Margaret Brennan of CBS News was next: “Mr. President, what did Speaker Ryan's comments tell you of the state of the Republican Party and how you advise your fellow Democrats, who appear to have to now run against Donald Trump, as to how they can win in November?”
Obama sneered:>>>
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Surprisingly, an unidentified reporter actually asked about Hillary Clinton’s e-mail scandal: “Mr. President, what's your message to Democratic voters who have yet to cast their vote, who maybe hesitant to vote for the Democratic frontrunner because of the ongoing e-mail scandal and investigation?”

However, the seriousness of that question was immediately ruined by this one: “And also, did you see Donald Trump's taco bowl tweet? And your thoughts on it?”

Obama was able to use the Trump tweet question to completely dodge being pressed on Clinton’s e-mails:>>>

May 07 08:18

The Case Against Hillary Clinton

A proven catastrophe is far worse than a merely possible catastrophe; so, if Hillary Clinton turns out to be the Democratic nominee, I shall vote for Donald Trump, and then just hope that the worst things that he had said regarding public policy were lies, and that the best things that he had said regarding public policy reflected his actual beliefs.

Hillary offers not only her lies but something real (a record that’s highly relevant to the office she’s seeking) — and it’s repulsive. Trump, by contrast, offers no relevant track-record at all on public-policy matters. That’s not a virtue on his part, it’s a lack of the worst possible vice (a vile record of actual policies while in public office), for a potential U.S. President.

Given a choice between a proven psychopath, versus merely a possible (or even a likely) psychopath, I’ll definitely opt for the latter. It’s the only intelligent thing to do. Anything else would be suckerdom.

May 07 08:15

OBAMA'S BREXIT COMMENTS CAUSE ANGER IN UK

The most honest assessment of the BREXIT vote you will ever hear.

And the analyst is kinda sexy, so it's fun to watch.

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May 07 08:04

Welcome To Hell! Up-Close Video Of Raging Alberta Wildfires

They are saying the fires could double in size TODAY alone.

I have scoured youtube, and found the 2 most hellacious clips out there.

This shit is completely out of control.

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May 07 07:56

The Hillary Clinton Tapes

May 07 07:54

THIS WEEK IN SEX ABUSE OF CHILDREN BY PEDOPHILE CATHOLIC PRIESTS [May 7, 2016]

May 07 07:54

Brexit poll tracker

The UK will hold a referendum on June 23 to decide if it will stay in or leave the European Union. This page summarises the opinion polling on the matter.

May 07 07:34

Clinton Foundation = ‘Charity Fraud’

Clinton Foundation Is a ‘Charity Fraud,’ Nets Don’t Report

The Clinton Foundation has been labeled a “charity fraud” by the same Wall Street analyst that
was an “early whistleblower on financial irregularities at companies such as General Electric and AIG.”

On Thursday, The Washington Free Beacon reported that Charles Ortel “spent the past 15 months digging into the Clinton Foundation’s public records, federal and state-level tax filings, and donor disclosures” and determined “this is a charity fraud.”

So far, none of the Big Three (ABC, CBS, NBC) networks have reported on this latest development in the scandals swirling around The Clinton Foundation.

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May 07 07:21

DHS to orchestrate fake terror attack, release gas in NYC subway for bioterrorism drill

Next week the Department of Homeland Security will release “harmless particle materials” tunnels of the subway system in effort to understand how gas or particulates would travel through the air, in the event that a real bioterrorism incident were to actually occur at a later date.



May 07 07:03

Donbass: Further Escalation of Violence

On April 28th, Russia’s permanent representative to the United Nations, Vitaly Churkin stated that, “The last report of the [OSCE] Special Monitoring Mission notes that only 9 percent of the declared weaponry remains at Ukrainian warehouses. In other words, 91 percent of what should be in the warehouses, they have taken out. Most of the missing weaponry has been spotted on the frontline.”

A noticeable increase in shelling by the Ukrainian Armed Forces of areas under the control of the DPR and LPR, and the infiltration by small reconnaissance and sabotage teams across the line of contact in the Eastern Ukraine has taken place over the past week.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The festering civil war here could heat up, in a most ugly fashion, very quickly; yet the corporate whorespondents and presstitutes in the US say absolutely nothing about this.

May 07 07:03

U.S. Employment Growth Slowest In Seven Months

U.S. employers pulled back on hiring in April, adding 160,000 jobs, the fewest in seven months, after a streak of robust monthly gains. The unemployment rate remained at a low 5 percent, roughly where it has been since fall.

Last month's hiring gain marked a drop from the average increase of 200,000 over the past three months. Weak U.S. economic growth may be making some employers more cautious about hiring.

Still, the government's report Friday pointed to a U.S. job market that continues to generate steady hiring and to outperform those of most other major countries .

(*which are struggling all the more thanks to USD hegemony )

May 07 06:49

Aleppo Ceasefire: ‘US Ploy to Buy Time for Terrorist Reinforcements’

It’s now clearer than ever: The US are leading a dirty war, under the table, in Syria. This is the true backdrop of the stage play in Geneva, where US diplomats are providing cover and buying time for CIA and Pentagon covert operations on the ground in Syria.

What the US State Department said yesterday is very telling, and should be a clear guide to anyone about what Washington DC’s actual agenda is in Syria:

“We look to Russia… to press for the Assad regime’s compliance with this effort, and the United States will do its part with the opposition,” Wednesday’s statement said. Russia and Iran are the primary backers of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, while the United States heads a group of regional and European countries supporting the opposition to his rule.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This last week, John Kerry threatened that if Russia was unsuccessful in "persuading" Al-Assad to step down by 1 August, the US would pursue another way to end the Syrian war.

That's in a little less that 120 days from now folks, and right before November's election.

We have boots on the ground in Syria right now, as declared by President Obama; the question is, will the current administration really try a full-on invasion of Syria at that point, risking direct war with Russia?!?

I would like to say that the US government is too intelligent to do this; unfortunately, if past is prologue to the future in the Obama administration, just because a move might be the most ham-fistedly, pig-headedly stupid thing the US government could possibly do, under Obama's watch, is utterly no guarantee that it will not do just that.

And why?!?

I am betting that internal White House polls are demonstrating that should Trump get the Republican nomination, he will win handily over Clinton.

The Democrats would love to saddle Trump with raging wars and an imploding economy, long before inauguration day; it would be their "gift that keeps on giving", in order to "punish" him for having sparked the imagination - and respect - of so many Americans, as well as punish those Americans who will have voted for him.

A very nasty ploy?!? You bet.

Inconceivable?!? Hell, no!!

May 07 06:45

Demand For Physical Gold Is Exploding



Owl 3
May 07 06:44

REMEMBER THE GOLAN HEIGHTS?

... After the 1967 war, Israel ethnically cleansed Golan, leveling the capital, Kuneitra, with bulldozers and expelled almost all Golan's 130,000 Druze and Arab inhabitants. Jewish settlers were brought in to replace them.

May 07 06:43

Is This The 4th Recent Nuclear Disaster To Strike The U.S.?

Is there any nuclear site in the United States that is not currently collapsing, leaking or otherwise posing a major health or environmental risk? Certainly there are, but that number is becoming smaller and smaller. In addition to three other nuclear disasters unfolding across the country, a fourth has now arisen. This…

May 07 06:39

Wall Street Whistleblower Turns His Scrutiny on the Clinton Foundation

The Wall Street analyst who uncovered financial discrepancies at General Electric before its stock crashed in 2008 claims the Bill, Hillary, and Chelsea Clinton Foundation has a number of irregularities in its tax records and could be violating state laws.

Charles Ortel, a longtime financial adviser, said he has spent the past 15 months digging into the Clinton Foundation’s public records, federal and state-level tax filings, and donor disclosures. That includes records from the foundation’s many offshoots—including the Clinton Health Access Initiative and the Clinton Global Initiative—as well as its foreign subsidiaries.

According to Ortel’s reports, the contribution disclosures from the Clinton Foundation don’t match up with individual donors’ records. He also argued that the foundation is not in compliance with some state laws regarding fundraising registration, disclosure requirements, and auditing rules.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I hope this guy is wearing his Kevlar undies; now is not the time Team Hillary wants to watch such revelations see the light of day.



Carambola
May 07 06:32

Dole Not Shunning Convention

Dole alone in not shunning GOP convention

Only one former presidential nominee is slated to attend this summer’s Republican National Convention, leaving the party with few elders to encourage unity around presumptive nominee Donald Trump.

Bob Dole, the party’s 1996 nominee, who lost to President Bill Clinton, has confirmed he expects to attend the convention. His law firm Alston & Bird plans to hold a reception at the event.

Both George W. Bush and George H.W. Bush announced Wednesday night that they would not attend the convention in Cleveland, and Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), the 2008 nominee, said weeks ago that he would skip it.

Aides to 2012 nominee Mitt Romney confirmed to The Hill on Thursday that he too would not attend.

May 07 06:32

Hillary forces target Bush donors

Hillary Clinton’s supporters in recent days have been making a furious round of calls to top Bush family donors to try to convince them that she represents their values better than Donald Trump, multiple sources in both parties told POLITICO.
The moves come as Clinton and the Democratic Party try to take advantage of deep unease among establishment Republicans on Wall Street and elsewhere with Trump’s emergence as the presumptive Republican nominee.
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Top targets for the Clinton team include people like Woody Johnson, Jeb Bush’s former finance chair and the owner of the New York Jets. In recent days, Bush’s brother and father, former presidents George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush, have said they plan to skip Trump’s nominating convention.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Clinton represents the absolute worst of the "war party", which always sees US governmental and military intervention as a good thing, and is comprised of both sides of the political aisle in Washington.

May 07 06:20

UN envoy warns that Iraq's political crisis helps extremists

The top U.N. envoy in Iraq strongly urged the country's political leaders and civil society on Friday to work together to resolve the current political deadlock, warning that the ongoing crisis and chaos are only serving the interests of Islamic State extremists.

Despite notable progress on the ground against the Islamic State group, Jan Kubis told the U.N. Security Council that "it remains a formidable and determined enemy that constantly adjusts its tactics and attack patterns." He pointed to the discovery of more than 50 mass graves in territory retaken from IS, including three found on April 19 in the soccer grounds area of Ramadi, and reports that the extremist group is using chemical weapons.

Kubis said enemies of Iraq — first and foremost IS extremists — "stand to benefit from political instability and lack of reforms."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

In geopolitics, choices always have...consequences.

The choice of installing the Al-Abadi puppet government by the US government, giving no real voice whatsoever to the real needs and concerns of the Iraqi people, meant that the US government was, at its most wretchedly blind and tone-deaf, sowing the seeds of a potential popular revolution, fronted by Muqtada al Sadr.

The choices the US has here are now few and far between, and none of them good for continuing US hegemony in the region.

The US military could try a decap strike directly against Al Sadr; that would probably inflame a popular revolution, putting all of our service members in the country in horrific harm's way.

The US government's Ambassador to Iraq, Stuart Jones, could attempt to reason with the Al-Abadi government, and arm-wrestle their Parliament into making these needed reforms; but I would probably suggest that this has been tried, and failed utterly.

The US government could pull its troops completely out of Iraq; however, this would mean that the invasion and occupation of Iraq had been an horrific mistake, and neither the US military nor the US government ever does that.

At the end of the day, the US government wants to insure that Iraqi oil is only sold through approved vendors, and only in US dollars; it will do everything humanly possible to protect this, even if it means the sacrifice of the lives of hundreds more of our service members, and thousands more Iraqis.

May 07 06:15

'Fringe' Website LibertyFight.com Breaks Truth Wide Open In Leak of Secret Internal Police Memo, Sheriff's Dept. 'Frustrated'

The establishment corporate media were forced to cover the release of a secret leaked police memo yesterday, after the LibertyFight.com expose on the matter went super-viral worldwide. The article was first linked to Mike Rivero's top-rated independent news website WhatReallyHappened.com Friday morning. In response, Sheriff Ryan Zollman claimed that the memo was "old news," after hiding it from the public for nearly four months. In reality the 'Officer Safety' Notice, issued by the Ada County, Idaho Crime Analysis Unit last January, was not 'old news' to the public at all. On the contrary, it was brand new news, because no one ever told the public about it. Channel 7 TV news in Idaho ran a breaking 6PM news story on it last night. According to channel 7, the Ada County sheriff's Dept. was "frustrated" over the leak of the confidential memo, which police officers are supposedly forbidden to release.

May 07 06:09

‘Talk Of Syria Truce Has Become A Sick Joke’

The devastating events in Aleppo over the past week have been the subject of many editorials and headlines as appeals are being made to the warring factions to end the madness

The world and the United Nations remain silent towards the brutal Aleppo bombardment that is leading to civilian casualties and the outcry to put a stop to this tragedy grows louder and louder, said UAE’s Al Bayan.

“The UAE Foreign Ministry released a statement denouncing the Aleppo attacks and unjustified escalation, calling on the world to stop the bloodshed. The UAE fears that such an escalation may derail the way to a political solution for the Syrian crisis. The UAE Foreign Ministry called on the Syrian regime to abide by the ceasefire and facilitate the entry of humanitarian aid to besieged areas. In the light of this escalation and these gruesome scenes from Aleppo that are now making their way around the world, the UAE’s call is a cry to awaken the world’s conscience and face these crimes ...”

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May 07 06:08

Stop Giving the Government the Power to Play God

take back your power

nullify whatever is contrary to your morals and common sense

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May 07 06:03

Israel Raid Hits Gaza

Israel raid hits Gaza in response to rocket fire: army
Witnesses say missile strikes hit Hamas base causing significant damage

Gaza City: Israeli aircraft hit two Hamas targets in Gaza early Saturday in response to rocket fire, the occupation army said, as the worst flare-up of violence since a 2014 war entered a fourth day.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the rocket launch and most such fire since 2014 has been carried out by fringe Islamist groups but Israel holds Hamas responsible for all such attacks.

“Earlier today [Saturday] ... a rocket was fired from the Gaza Strip at southern Israel,” the army said in a statement.“In response ... aircraft targeted two Hamas terror infrastructures in the southern Gaza Strip.”

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May 07 05:49

Mike Emry of TVOI News Raided By Feds in Oregon, Arrested On Gun Charges Day After Police Document Leak

I am not familiar with TVOI News or Michael Emry. Following is information from Mike's wife about the raid. What appears clear is that this man is an independent journalist; I was told by a friend of his that Mike and his wife travel the country covering various stories for their website, and they work to expose corruption of various sorts. Now the feds have kicked down the door to his RV, raided his home, terrified his wife, kicked his dogs, and put him in prison. Becky Hudson wrote, in part, "8 agents showed up in full tacktacle screaming'' at me in my bathrobe to ''put your hands up" they took michael's computer, our full password list...websites, email, fb.., both our address book, michael's phone, which they added he would not be getting back. Kicked our dogs, tore 3 doors off their hinges, destroyed our house, everything was thrown on the floor, and to top it op our flyer COMMITTEE OF CORRESPONDENSE was found on my bathroom floor CRUMPLED UP.

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May 07 05:40

John Kerry Says Assad Has To Leave Syria Or Else… Or Else What???

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Secretary of State John Kerry warned Syria’s government and its backers in Moscow and Tehran on Tuesday that they face an August deadline for starting a political transition to move President Bashar Assad out, or they risk the consequences of a new U.S. approach toward ending the 5-year-old civil war.

But given the various, unfulfilled U.S. threats throughout the Arab country’s conflict — from declaring Assad’s days “numbered” five years ago to promising military action if chemical weapons were used — it was unclear what effect Kerry’s ultimatum might have.

And it’s unlikely that the Obama administration, so long opposed to an active American combat role in Syria, would significantly boost its presence beyond the 300 special forces it has authorized thus far in the heart of a U.S. presidential election season.>>>

May 07 05:32

Baghdad ‘Shut Down’ to Prevent Friday Protests

With mass protests in Baghdad pretty much every Friday, and last weekend’s demonstrations including protesters entering the house of parliament, the Iraqi government has virtually shut the city down entirely today in an attempt to prevent such protests from taking place.

Blockades prevented traffic on most major streets in the capital, and a number of elite national police who were off fighting ISIS have been recalled to “defend” the Green Zone from the possibility of civilian protesters returning.

The protesters have been calling for anti-corruption reforms, including the installation of a new, technocrat cabinet. The prime minister nominated such a cabinet nearly a month ago, but parliament has yet to properly vote on them, with recent efforts involving fistfights among MPs and a lot of votes without proper quorums.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is the US government's worst nightmare; a popular movement, supported, potentially by the resurrection of Al Sadr's Mahdi Army, with the potential of sweeping the current, US-enabled government out of power, and establishing Muqtada Al Sadr is Iraq's President.

The US government's and military's response will probably be the most massive influx of US military into Iraq that will be possible. However, with competing agendas for the US military globally, it is hard to envision how long such a popular movement can be constrained by the actions of an outside military force.

To paraphrase Sun Zsu, in order to win a war, you have to be on the moral, and right, side of history; in the case of the US government's invasion and occupation of Iraq, this was not at all the case.

May 07 05:32

After Trump, Conservatives Must Continue to Explore Their Options

***It’s not like we’re not playing for the same team anymore. The bitter disagreement is about how to achieve the main objective.

And what is the objective? At this point, it is to prevent Hillary Clinton from becoming president of the United States. The case for Trump is that elections, as the estimable John Bolton put it in a recent interview, present a “binary choice.” The main attraction of Trump, for those who are attracted, is the belief that he stands the best chance of defeating Clinton.

While Trump has his fans, he troubles most conservatives — to put it mildly.>>>

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May 07 05:23

Pentagon Confirms US Ground Troops in Yemen

Hot on the heels of yesterday‘s admission that the US has become militarily involved in a second war inside Yemen, this time between the pro-Saudi faction and al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), Pentagon officials are also admitting that US ground troops have been deployed inside Yemen, and have been operating there for the past two weeks.

The US had previously withdrawn all of its ground troops from Yemen after the ouster of President Hadi by the Shi’ite Houthis in early 2015, and appears to have returned despite the Saudi war (which the US has also been involved in) failing so far to reinstall Hadi.

The war against the Houthis ultimately set the stage for major territorial gains by AQAP, which has prompted the United Arab Emirates and other nations in the coalition to launch this secondary war, which the US eagerly joined.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

You can bet your sweet bippy that these US troops are absolutely not "advisors", but are already in the thick of combat with Houthi rebels, because the Saudi troops were unable to break their tenacity and reserve on their own.

May 07 05:13

GOP luminaries pick sides on Trump as party rift widens

***Trump, speaking to ABC News' George Stephanopoulos, said he doesn't need to earn Ryan's support, previewing a message he'll deliver to the speaker next week.
"I'm gonna say, 'Look, this is what the people want,'" Trump said.
That echoed a rebuke Trump tweeted about Ryan earlier in the day: "Paul Ryan said that I inherited something very special, the Republican Party. Wrong, I didn't inherit it, I won it with millions of voters!"

Paul Ryan said that I inherited something very special, the Republican Party. Wrong, I didn't inherit it, I won it with millions of voters!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 6, 2016

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May 07 05:06

"DEFENCE INDUSTRY POISED FOR BILLION DOLLAR PROFITS FROM GLOBAL RIOT ‘CONTAGION’

The next five years will see the international market for ‘riot control systems’ boom to a value of more than $5 billion at an annual growth rate of 5%, according to a new report by a global business intelligence firm.

The report forecasts a dramatic rise in civil unrest across the world, including in North America and Europe, driven by an increase in Ferguson-style incidents and “extremist attacks.”

The Middle East, North Africa and Asia-Pacific regions will also experience a persistent rise in conflicts.

This increasing trend in instability promises billions of dollars of profits for global defence firms, concludes the report, published last month by Infiniti Research Ltd., a market intelligence firm whose clients include Fortune 500 companies.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

IF there is any possibility for you of getting out of a hyper-urban environment into an area of relative quiet, rural and not easily accessible, demanding a lot of self-reliance, now is the time to discuss it with your family, and make that transition.

The 1% will have absolutely no patience with the coming frustrations of what they consider "the great unwashed" (translation: anyone who is not filthy rich), and consequently, Federal and state governments will order police departments to put down any kind of demonstrations with extreme prejudice.

That means killing not only those leading any demonstrations, but also innocent women and children, the medically fragile, and the elderly.

Think the film "V for Vendetta", but with the tragic ending of the government successfully suppressing all of its citizens, and you have a little taste of what, unfortunately, is probably going to come to the US and much of the rest of the world.

May 07 04:59

WSJ REPORTS: Trump Voters: Not So Irrational

The political scientist who applies the ‘rational choice’ theory of economics to voters says there was a method to the GOP’s primary madness.
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That is the contrarian argument advanced by political scientist Samuel L. Popkin of the University of California, San Diego, who has studied public opinion and elections for half a century. A native of Superior, Wis., the 73-year-old Mr. Popkin has also served as a consultant for the presidential campaigns of George McGovern, Jimmy Carter, Bill Clinton and Al Gore. Mr. Popkin is perhaps best known for applying the rational-choice theory of economics to voting.

His seminal 1991 book “The Reasoning Voter” argues that voters are public investors who “expend effort voting in the expectation of gaining future satisfaction.” They “combine, in an economical way, learning and information from past experiences, daily life, the media, and political campaigns” to make reasoned judgments about politicians.
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“If you see a guy on a cooking show for a long time, you figure he knows how to cook. If you see a guy running businesses and educating people on how to run businesses, you figure he knows how to run a business,” Mr. Popkin says. >>

May 07 04:55

GUN ATTACK ON TURKISH EDITOR OUTSIDE COURT DURING HIS TRIAL FOR EXPOSING TURKEY-SYRIA WEAPONS CONVOY

An assailant has tried to shoot the editor-in-chief of Turkey’s Cumhuriyet newspaper Can Dündar , before the court was to announce the verdict on his case, Reuters reported, citing witnesses. The paper had published reports implicating the Turkish government in having links with extremists.

An assailant has tried to shoot the editor-in-chief of Turkey’s Cumhuriyet newspaper Can Dündar , before the court was to announce the verdict on his case, Reuters reported, citing witnesses. The paper had published reports implicating the Turkish government in having links with extremists.

The gunman shouted “traitor” before firing at least three shots at the journalist, an eyewitness told Reuters, adding that Dündar, who was unarmed, was not injured in the incident.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Being a journalist attempting to tell the truth anywhere these days can be hazardous to one's health, but right now, it can be most hazardous to one's health in Turkey.

Edrogan is doing everything within his power to turn this country from a democracy to a dictatorship, and in terms of world governance, is behaving like one of the loosest loose cannons in NATO's arsenal.

How long this will be allowed by the Turkish people to to continue before a coup or a revolution here, is anyone's guess.

May 07 04:52

Hillary Clinton Targets Republicans Turned Off By Trump

Hillary Clinton’s campaign is trying to seize on the turmoil Donald J. Trump’s ascent has caused within the Republican Party, hoping to gain the support of Republican voters and party leaders including former elected officials and retired generals disillusioned by their party’s standard-bearer.

The efforts come after the House speaker, Paul D. Ryan, on Thursday said he was “just not ready” to back Mr. Trump, comments the Clinton campaign giddily blasted out in an email and on social media. At the same time, Priorities USA Action, a “super PAC” supporting Mrs. Clinton, intends to reach out to Republican megadonors disillusioned by their party’s presumptive nominee.

More broadly, Mrs. Clinton’s campaign is repositioning itself, after a year of emphasizing liberal positions and focusing largely on minority voters, to also appeal to independent and Republican-leaning white voters turned off by Mr. Trump.

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May 06 21:02

Comedian Dennis Miller: 'Ivanka For Vice President'

This is the funniest clip I have on my site right now.

Miller annihilates Hillary and destroys Liberals.

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May 06 20:08

Pedophiles and Terrorists grant themselves immunity


Hastert is not even being prosecuted for his larger crimes. This is a warning shot to any others thinking of stepping out of line.

May 06 19:53

Ken Livingstone says creation of Israel was a 'great catastrophe' in TV interview

Questioned on the fallout from his comments, he told Sky News: "The simple fact is, so many people have gone on to the internet now, they have seen Joseph Finkelstein's brilliant interview.

"A lot of people, it's a shock to discover there had been that relationship between a small section of the Jewish community in Germany and Adolf Hitler but it's historically true.

"And the simple reality of all of that is we shouldn't be ashamed about some of the mistakes our government has made in the past and I don't think the people of Israel, don't need to be ashamed of what happened 80 years ago."

May 06 18:53

Londonistan: Muslim Takeover of London Complete

Goodbye London, it was nice knowing you.

Muslim Sadiq Khan, "the son of a Pakistani bus driver," was just elected Mayor. He ran on a platform of there being "too many white men" working in the government and promised more wealth redistribution, the local massive Muslim population voted for him in droves.

His Jewish opponent Zac Goldsmith is married to a Rothschild and is the son of billionaire financier Sir James Goldsmith, he tried his best to associate Khan with "antisemitism" and accused him of "pandering to extremists" but no one cared because they're all Muslims.

May 06 18:24

Donald Trump Is Right On US Debt

May 06 18:19

Our awful elites gutted America. Now they dare ring alarms about Trump, Sanders — and cast themselves as saviors

It was an alarm bell raised by Andrew Sullivan, arguably the greatest hypocrite of the Bush era, on par with his partner in many crimes Christopher Hitchens (remember “Islamofascism?”). Sullivan proclaims that the election of Trump would be an “extinction-level” event. Well, perhaps it will be.

May 06 18:17

The City of Colorado Springs, which has sentenced hundreds of poor people to debtors prison, has agreed to not only end the unconstitutional practice of converting court fines to jail time, but to also to pay back those who were wrongfully jailed.

The City of Colorado Springs, which has sentenced hundreds of poor people to debtors prison, has agreed to not only end the unconstitutional practice of converting court fines to jail time, but to also to pay back those who were wrongfully jailed.

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May 06 17:02

The GOP's 24-hour meltdown

Trump's promise to unify the Republican Party is in tatters, as an all-out civil war grips the GOP.
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“But I won’t talk about Jeb Bush. I will not say, I will not say he’s low energy, I will not say it,” Trump told a boisterous crowd who booed at the mention of his critics. “I will not say it. And I won’t talk about Lindsey Graham, who had like 1 point, you ever see this guy on television? He is nasty. … He leaves a disgrace, he can’t represent the people of South Carolina well.”

Trump also alternated on Friday between shrugging off Ryan’s bombshell announcement and scorching him.

During a phone interview with Fox News, Trump said he was “very, very surprised” at Ryan’s comments. “It’s hard to believe,” he said, adding, “It doesn’t bother me at all.”

(*It's all Trump's fault , just like the riots Soros sent to The Trump rallies .
also: Trump stole the election from little Jebbie-webbie !)

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May 06 16:08

Obama's Legacy: The WORST Jobs Disaster In U.S. History

And the numbers aren't even close.

Check out the chart with this story...it's absolutely brutal.

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May 06 16:07

Survival Communications After a Collapse: “Pringles Can And Broadband Routers Could Create a WiFi Network”

Has anyone ever tried this, or think it will work in off-grid or survival communities?

Your best option, then, may be to set up your own community computer network – and the most sensible technology would be Wi-Fi, as the components are easily available. “You could loot a PC World for broadband routers and then hit a garage or supermarket for some Pringles cans,” says Bloch. “With those, you can probably build a reasonable network across a scorched suburb.”

Why a Pringle can? Well, it can be used to create a cantenna which would be capable of boosting a Wi-Fi signal from your computer. “Some students in Kansas made a cantenna that transmitted over 100 miles a few years ago,” says Bloch.

Read more at SHTFplan.com

May 06 15:26

BUSTED: Chris Matthews Caught Ogling Melania Trump

Brian Williams realizes that Chris' mic is live and quickly tries to break to commercial, but it's too late, the damage is already done.

For once, I agree with Chris Matthews.

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May 06 15:17

Hispanics Protest Hillary’s Cinco De Mayo Rally in LA, Where Her “Hispandering to Chicanos Doesn’t Work!!!”

We’ve already seen her placating laugh at the Latino crowd, pretending like she understands Spanish.

Now Hillary’s Cinco de Mayo rally went horribly wrong yesterday due to all the Hispanic protesters who wouldn’t stand for her “Hispandering”.

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May 06 15:03

Cold light of dawn for Corbyn

In the light of the UK Labour Party’s poor performance in local and regional elections, Stuart Littlewood says the choices left for party leader Jeremy Corbyn are either to expose and confront his enemies head on, or to set up an alternative, clean party.

May 06 14:58

Hacking of Florida elections websites brings criminal charges

The young cybersleuth says he exposed security lapses on Florida elections websites, but the state says he committed a crime.

David Levin, 31, of Estero, a political consultant and owner of a computer security firm, was booked Wednesday on three felony charges of unauthorized access to computer systems. Each count carries a maximum five-year prison sentence.

May 06 14:54

KB3035583 Disables Windows 10 Upgrade Blocking?

Reports are rolling in today about KB3035583, which was recently reclassified in WSUS as Important. Administrators who have gone through the manual pains of blocking the Windows 10 upgrade for Windows 7 computers are finding that this newly rebrandished update is erasing those efforts. This change is being reported for both non-domain and domain-joined PCs.

As reported, after the update is installed, the Windows 10 Upgrade icon starts showing back up in the Windows 7 system tray.

If you notice this happening, you can reapply the registry modifications to continue to block the upgrade and they should work

May 06 14:53

Flaw-ridden bloatware puts nearly every Lenovo PC at risk from hackers

A security flaw in software that's preinstalled on millions of Lenovo devices lets malware run at the system-level.

May 06 14:53

The Mercury Transit of 2016: Visibility Maps and Charts

The 2016 Transit of Mercury will be visible from most places on Earth, but not all regions. Sorry viewers in Australia and Antarctica, it looks like you're out of luck to see it firsthand. But there's always webcasts!

May 06 14:44

Microsoft half-bricks Asus Windows 7 PCs with UEFI boot glitch

A recent Windows 7 update partially bricks computers that have an Asus motherboard fitted, it emerged this week.

Windows 7 machines that have installed Microsoft's KB3133977 update may trigger a "secure boot violation" during startup, preventing the PC from loading the operating system, Asus said.

Though the KB3133977 patch has been out for a while, Microsoft has only this week changed its classification from "optional" to "recommended", meaning for many users it now automatically installs through Windows Update – and then borks the PC.

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May 06 14:01

Democrats work to paint NH senator as loyal ally of Trump

Republican Primary

Trump won New Hampshire.
Candidates Vote Pct. Delegates
Donald J. Trump 100,406 - - 35.3% - 11
John Kasich 44,909 - - 15.8 - 4
Ted Cruz 33,189 - - 11.7 - 3
Jeb Bush 31,310 - - 11.0 - 3
Marco Rubio 30,032 - - 10.6 - 2
Chris Christie 21,069 - - 7.4 - —
Others 23,205 - 8.2 - —

Democratic Primary

Sanders won New Hampshire.
Candidates Vote Pct. Delegates
Bernie Sanders 151,584 - - 60.4% - 15
Hillary Clinton 95,252 - - 38.0 - 9
Other 4,147 - 1.7 - —

250,983 votes, 100% reporting (300 of 300 precincts)

(*to say nothing of the Democrat Governor of New Hampshire , Maggie Hassan's approval of throwing those superdelegates at The Granite State's Clintonnosaurus Rex !)

May 06 13:59

FLASHBACK - Capt. Kirk and the Constitution

May 06 13:45

Home About Antiwar.com Donate Blog US Casualties Contact Latest NewsUS Shipping Tanks to Georgia for ‘Drills’

The Pentagon has begun the process today of loading tanks onto ferries in Varna, Bulgaria, to make their way across the Black Sea to Batumi, in the Republic of Georgia, where they will be used in upcoming military exercises, which will involve some 650 US troops and 150 British troops.

This is the second year of the exercise, which appears to be meant to be an annual event, and the first time US combat tanks will be involved. Last year, the US sent Bradley Fighting Vehicles to Georgia for the operation.

The Georgian Defense Ministry announced the deployment would happen back in January, saying at the time that the presence of the tanks would underscore US support for the Georgian Republic against Russia.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The US continues to attempt to bait Putin and Russia into a military response to all of its picador like actions; Putin is far too bright to fall for this.

May 06 13:42

NATO Targets Russia With Planned Missile Defense Expansion

Of the many moves by NATO to increase their military presence in Eastern Europe, none has been so onerous to Russia as the European missile defense system. Late this week, NATO is making some significant moves in that regard.

Thursday, the system officially went online with the opening of a base in Romania. One day later, ground will be broken on a major additional base in Poland, which will also hold significant missile defense assets.

Though throughout its construction the defense system was repeatedly claimed to have nothing to do with Russia, despite being built overwhelmingly on the Russian frontier, US officials are now openly talking up the “robust display of military power” the system represents as explicitly targeted at Russia.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The US and NATO are pushing the West ever closer to a war with Russia; it is not a question of IF such a war will happen, but when it will happen.

May 06 13:40

Kissinger's Genocide And 'A Half-Drunk Nixon'

Noam Chomsky: "Here's what no one remembers about Henry Kissinger..."

This is outstanding.

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May 06 13:38

Students at Spanish college forced to take exorcism class

A publicly funded college in Spain has told students that it is compulsory to attend a course given by a priest who is an expert in exorcisms.

The University College of Barberán and Collán (Colegio Mayor Universitario Barberán y Collán) is connected to the public research institute Complutense University of Madrid, and is also funded by Spain’s Defence Ministry.

But some of its curriculum doesn’t seem quite typical of a publicly-funded institute.

The college is requiring its 196 students - who are all members of military families - to attend a theological conference focused on "the fields related to the devil, exorcisms, being possessed and hell", according to newspaper El Diario.

A woman who answered the phone at the college told The Local that there was seminar about exorcism, but could not immediately confirm other details.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Welcome to the opening salvos of the dawning of a new Dark Age!!

May 06 13:34

Russia strengthens permanent naval presence in Mediterranean Sea

A patrol ship of the Russian Black Sea Fleet set off for a journey to the Mediterranean Sea to enlarge the group of the Russian Navy in the region, representative of the Black Sea Fleet of the Russian Federation, Vyacheslav Trukhachev said.

The ship, called Ladny, departed from the port of Sevastopol to join the permanent group of Russian vessels in the Mediterranean Sea, the official added.

Currently, the permanent group of Russian vessels in the Mediterranean Sea consists of more than a dozen warships and support vessels of the Pacific, Black Sea and Northern fleets.

Earlier, it was reported that the ship of the Black Sea Fleet, the Smetlivy, was sent to the Mediterranean Sea. The Smetlivy is the oldest warship and the last "singing frigate" (large anti-submarine ship of Project 61) in the structure of the Russian Navy. The ship is equipped with missiles, mines and torpedoes, anti-submarine, avionics, radar and anti-aircraft weapons.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The Russians know what is coming, even if many Americans do not.

May 06 13:29

Russian Orchestra Gives Stunning Performance In Palmyra Ruins

Russia’s Mariinsky Theatre staged a surprise concert in the amphitheater of the Syrian city of Palmyra on Thursday, in what looked like an attempt by the Kremlin to win hearts and minds and remind the world of its role in the city’s recapture.

The concert, held just over a month after Russian air strikes helped push Islamic State militants out of Palmyra, saw Valery Gergiev, a close associate of President Vladimir Putin, conduct the Mariinsky orchestra.

Sergei Roldugin, a cellist friend of Putin’s named in the Panama Paper leaks as owning a network of offshore firms that have handled billions of dollars, also performed. He has denied any wrongdoing.

Putin, addressing the audience by video link from his Russian Black Sea residence of Sochi, called terrorism a contagion the world needed to rid itself of and said the fact the concert was taking place at all was “surprising.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

It would have been nice if the writers of this article, attempting to smear the cellist Sergei Roldugin, happened to mention, instead of demonizing this guy as one of the people named in the Panama Papers, that the loopholes in the laws allowing this need to be fixed.

That having been said, God bless Putin and this orchestra for this performance! Music is the universal language of peace and healing.

These people need to be thoroughly congratulated, not only for their musicianship, but their collective courage in doing the gig in Syria.

That took guts.

May 06 13:21

Idiocy Abounds, by Anna von Reitz

I am amazed but not amused to receive all these joyous rumormill announcements about the “Global Reset” and how we shall all soon be “millionaires” and how America is going to “lead the way” into this new era of ” prosperity and abundance”.

Are all those sending these message around the globe completely mad? Dumbed down to the extent that they cannot easily calculate the affect of giving everyone “millions of dollars” all at once? and
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Any such fiat digital “money” masquerading as a “US Dollar” will be rendered useless overnight.
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As it was in Weimar Germany, it will be here. It will cost a million such “dollars” for a loaf of bread.
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And you think this is something to celebrate?
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Did your Mothers drop you all on your heads?

May 06 13:13

Saudi Arabia is suddenly facing a serious catastrophe — here’s why

Saudi Arabia is in serious trouble. The Binladin Group, the kingdom’s largest construction company, has terminated the employment of fifty thousand foreign workers. They have been issued exit visas, which they have refused to honor. These workers will not leave without being paid back wages. Angry with their employer, some of the workers set fire to seven of the company’s buses.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

China knows how to make a deal, and how to wait until the time is right; shall we say, with its current financial woes, Saudi Arabia may well be ripe for acquisition?!?

May 06 13:04

Obama on Trump: The presidency ‘is not a reality show’

President Barack Obama urged the U.S. media and American public on Friday to examine the “long record” of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump and not get distracted by the “spectacle and the circus” aspect of the 2016 election campaign.

The Democratic president delivered an indirect swipe at the flamboyant, combative Republican primary campaign run by Trump, a former reality television star, and how media have covered it.

“It’s important for us to take seriously the statements he’s made in the past,” Obama said in remarks to reporters. “I just want to emphasize the degree to which we are in serious times and this is a really serious job.

“This is not entertainment. This is not a reality show. This is a contest for the presidency of the United States.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I find these statements from President Obama richly ironic, because before he was nominated by the Democratic Party to run for President, his "long history", before becoming a Congressional representative, was completely blocked from public investigation.

What about his life in Indonesia, his hidden college transcripts, and occasionally using the name "Barry Soetoro"?!?

What about his time at Business International Corporation, a known CIA front?!?

What about the allegedly promised "most transparent administration in history" embracing the thuggish culture of deceit and treachery against the American people, by making things like the TTIP top secret, until the text was finally leaked?!?

And there is another interesting comparison to make; Trump has succeeded in business, where Obama has failed the American people miserably at almost every turn.

We find ourselves more enmeshed with wars, and more wars coming (in an election year, no less); the economy is great for the 1%, and lousy for most of the rest of us; jobs continue to be offshored and outsourced, leaving many Americans destitute; and the Administration keeps fudging the employment figures and ignoring the 30 million who have been out of work for a long time. And Obamacare is an absolute disaster, with many providers pulling and with premiums going up sky high in November with those insurers staying in the game.

Except for the P5+1 Agreement with Iran, which still may crater at any time, this President's "legacy" will be considered a nightmare, from the long, cold gaze of history.

May 06 12:59

Journalist who exposed Cruz-JFK connection and Rubio bubble bath party found dead

Voting-fraud activist Gary Welsh was found dead leading up to the Indiana primary.
Police found Welsh’s body in an apartment complex stairwell in Indianapolis, Ind. on May 1 with a gun lying beside him and quickly ruled it a “suicide”.

May 06 12:54

Eco-terrorists plot? Second wildfire in Canada near an oil & gas operation in British Columbia on the same latitude as Ft McMurray

New Alert for people in Canada, just when you thought it couldn't get any worse. Now a new large area has began burning in British Columbia on top of what is already going on in Alberta Canada.

As most people might already know, an extremely large fire has broken out across Northeast Alberta Canada near Fort McMurray. The massive fires have now forced the evacuation of over 88,000 people, with the loss of thousands of houses, and burning over 210,000 square acres in a matter of a few days time.

Now all of a sudden, massive plumes of smoke are appearing EXACTLY due West in British Columbia at another Oil + Gas pumping operation just North of Fort St. John, BC Canada.

(The new widespread fire location is upwind by 350 miles / 500km on the exact same latitude 56 43 N)

May 06 12:53

Militants Attack Chevron Platform In Nigeria

Militants Attack Chevron Platform In Nigeria’s Niger Delta

Chevron Nigeria Limited says its Okan offshore facility is currently shut-in and that it is assessing the situation, while resources have been deployed to respond to a resulting spill.

Nigerian Navy spokesperson, Commodore Chris Ezekobe, who also confirmed the incidenton Thursday, said that the attack occurred about 40 nautical miles from the Escravos terminal, around Warri in Delta State.

A group known as the Niger Delta Avengers has claimed responsibility for the attack.

(*Cheney's 'pace-maker' must be working overtime , these days . )

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