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May 20, 2017

May 20 03:35

Israeli Minister Hints At Coming War In Syria And Iran: “The Time Has Come To Assassinate Assad”

The Syrian situation is one that has been both fostered and created in part by the United States. ISIS is a creation of the American State Department under Obama. The U.S. wanted to take northwestern Syria to enable a natural gas pipeline to be run from Qatar into Europe. This would have accomplished several things. The move would have taken the monopoly away from Russian energy giant Gazprom by supplying gas to Europe via Qatar.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

As always, according to the politicians in Tel Aviv, it must be American blood and American money which must be sacrificed to achieve Israel's geopolitical goals in the Middle East, even if those goals do not serve US self-interests, whatsoever.

May 20 03:19

Pentagon an Eager Customer of Assassination Mini-Drones

Fighting umpteen wars around the world, the US special forces (SOCOM) is forever offering “urgent operational needs statements” for its various weapons. This newest one is a real eye-opener, as SOCOM is seeking 325 more Lethal Miniature Aerial Missile Systems (LMAMS).

LMAMS are not actually missiles so much as single-use drones, designed to be small, fast, and carry large explosive payloads. The drones are created with an eye toward assassination attacks against “high-value targets,” with US company AeroVironment, and some Israeli companies manufacturing various similar models.

This suggests that SOCOM has either already burned through 350 assassination drones in a disturbingly short time, or they plan on assassinating so many people in the near future that they don’t think what they have left is enough to cover it until they could order more through conventional channels

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Extrajudicial assassinations run so deeply against the core of true American values, I just don't know where to start.

However, I am very sure that the use of such weapons, in the Middle East and beyond, is a brilliant tool for radicalising those who are left behind, and to nearly insure that they will ultimately embrace jihad.

The use of such weapons, then, could well be characterised as an "insurance policy" to insure perpetual warfare for the US military to have to slam down.

What a wonderful "gift" for the US military/industrial complex!

May 20 03:08

"It's Absurd" - 6 Baltimore Schools Have Zero Students Proficient In State Math, English Tests

Baltimore schools spend a staggering $16,00 per student - the fourth-highest rate in the nation - and still an investigation by Fox45's Project Baltimore revealed that at six city schools, not one student scored proficient on either the statewide tests for English and math.

At West Baltimore's Frederick Douglass High, one of five high schools and one middle school where not one student scored a four or a five on the state test, only one out of 185 students who took the test last year scored a three, while 165 students scored a one, the lowest possible score.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The only conclusion to which I can come, looking at these numbers, is that the dumbing down of American urban kids continues apace; and there is part of me that wonders how deliberate that is.

Because when kids are illiterate and innumerate, and cannot function, they have to become dependents of the state, for food, housing, and welfare.

People like this will never have an independent thought in their lives, and are easily manipulated to swallow and regurgitate anything the State tells them, no matter how logically absurd.

Anyone who ever saw the film "Stand and Deliver", based on a true-life story, where a high school math teacher in an urban high school, pushed his kids to be the best in math, and enter a competition, and go on to work at very high levels in math, understands how Baltimore's schools are failing their students.

Parents should be voting with their feet, and get their kids out of that city, and school district, and ASAP, if they have any aspirations of their kids achieving and accomplishing anything in their lives.

May 20 02:49

Mattis: North Korea Military Solution Would Be "Tragic On An Unbelievable Scale"

With the media narrative once again focused squarely on Trump and the "Russian connection", something which will unlikely change over the next week absent "fireworks" elsewhere, the story of potential military intervention in South Korea has understandably dropped from the front pages. Although with a second US aircraft carrier now en route to the Korean Peninsula, and with Trump desperate for another "big bang" distraction, is it shortsighted to underestimate the potential of another geopolitical hotspot emerging in the next few days.

While the answer is unknown, on Friday afternoon Defense Secretary Jim Mattis reminded the American public just how high tht potential stakes are when he said that any military solution to the North Korea crisis would be "tragic on an unbelievable scale" and that Washington was working internationally to find a diplomatic solution.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

China is not the problem here; how the problem can best be characterised, is that the US government is intransigent in its position that there can be no negotiations before North Korea abandons its nuclear missiles program, which means, in Kim Jung Un's mind, that North Korea should be vulnerable to invasion.

What should be happening here is a multi-lateral conference, between the US; North Korea; South Korea, and China, which would create a peace treaty to replace the existing armistice, with the quid pro quo being, that North Korea ends its nuclear weapons program in return for guarantees on trade and free movement of its people and its goods.

Of course, that...would be logical.



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May 20 00:53

Chinese jets intercept U.S. radiation-sniffing plane, U.S. says

Two Chinese SU-30 aircraft carried out what the U.S. military described as an "unprofessional" intercept of a U.S. aircraft designed to detect radiation while it was flying in international airspace over the East China Sea.
"The issue is being addressed with China through appropriate diplomatic and military channels," said U.S. Air Force spokeswoman Lieutenant Colonel Lori Hodge.

May 19, 2017

May 19 21:51

Bob Woodward on Trump-Watergate Comparisons: ‘Let’s See What the Evidence Is’

Fix: The central question seems to me to be, is it an abuse of power for the president to fire the FBI director who is investigating him?

Woodward: Look, the president has that power. Go to the Constitution. It's very clear. Article 2: The executive power of the United States is vested in one person, the president. Not the National Security Council, not the Cabinet, not the White House staff, one person. He can do whatever he wants, within perhaps reasonable limits, so he's got the power.

May 19 21:47

Bob Woodward Tells Fellow Journalists to Stop ‘Binge Drinking the Anti-Trump Kool-Aid’

Journalist Bob Woodward of Watergate fame has some advice for his younger peers — stop “binge drinking the anti-Trump Kool-Aid.”

May 19 18:03

Bilderberg 2017 bigger and more bad ass than ever

CHANTILLY, Virgina (INTELLIHUB) — Bilderberg 2017 is going to be bigger and more bad ass than ever as 120 of the world’s most powerful elite meet in secrecy at their privately rented and heavily secured Westfield’s Marriott confab only to be confronted by thousands of protesters over the four-day span.



May 19 18:00

Times Square driver ‘heard voices’

26-year-old U.S. Navy veteran Richard Rojas was found to have no alcohol in his system when he plowed through a downtown crowd of pedestrians with his vehicle late Thursday morning just before attempting to flee the scene on foot where he was apprehended by a group of good samaritans.

May 19 16:34

Hollywood is the Left’s Propaganda Wing

Does watching a movie nowadays leave you with the feeling that you’ve just been preached to? Quite likely it’s because you have. The whole Hollywood industry has abandoned its primary cause of entertainment and moved into the field of social conditioning. And the agenda is not in our interests; it’s in the interests of the big corporations and the liberal elites.



May 19 16:30

FBI: Rumors About Clinton Pedophile Ring Are True

An NYPD insider said the content they viewed did include State Department Top Secret emails. One file was called “Life Insurance”. A second file was titled “DNC Nuclear Arsenal“.

A third file I’m sure Hillary definitely does not want released was a file labeled “Intimate”… according to this NYPD insider, this file contained X-rated photos of Huma and Hillary with a teenager.

NYPD detectives were sickened by what they saw, according to our insider, and they had threatened FBI field agents that they would leak this information, if the FBI did not “step up and take off the kid gloves”. At that point, 13 of the FBI agents in NYC were also threatening to leak the information.

As you can imagine, the scandal has the entire Obama Administration in full panic. We are told there are emails that could send Loretta Lynch to prison, as well as Bill and Hillary.

May 19 15:59

'Ok Google, send money': Google's voice assistant will soon be able to pay your friends directly using your debit card

Google is set to let users pay off their debts without lifting a finger.

The tech giant has announced a new feature that will allow users to transfer funds to friends or family via Google Assistant.

Those living in the US will just say 'Ok Google, send $10 to Jane for pizza', and the AI will pull money from a linked debit card and forward it to the recipient.

What could possibly go wrong?

May 19 15:58

Gab Founder Andrew Torba Outlines The Censorship Wars

CEO of Gab.ai here,

with Roger Stone.

-Spez editing user comments

-/all algo change to stifle T_D posts

-6m subscribers shown in ads tool, 400k shown here

-Posts with Seth Rich or other breaking news reset to "0"

May 19 15:49

Protest turns violent: Brazilians call for impeachment of Temer over bribery allegations

Violence erupted late on Thursday in Rio de Janeiro after protesters rallying for the resignation of President Michel Temer, who is engulfed in a corruption scandal, clashed with police.

May 19 15:49

TPP members close to confirming commitment to trade deal despite US withdrawal

REMAINING members of the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) free trade agreement are working on a statement to reaffirm their commitment to it, despite the withdrawal of the United States, sources close to the discussions said.

May 19 15:46

Police Departments Stocking Up On Riot Gear In Preparation For Summer Of Rage

Purchases of riot gear by police departments are surging across the country as civil unrest grows, with fears that major American cities could see more violence this summer.



May 19 15:46

Corbynistas Already Planning Labour’s Victory Party As Tory Lead Narrows Again

Thousands of Facebook users say they will flock to the Red Lion pub in Westminster the day after the general election to celebrate the victory of Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn.

In anticipation of victory, the left-wing leader’s fans have already set up an event on Facebook, which has seized the interest of thousands of supporters.

May 19 15:45

EU THREAT: Austria's eurosceptic Freedom Party close to power as government collapses

THE existence of the European Union has been put under threat once again as Austria’s populist Freedom Party looks set to win power.

May 19 15:44

Greece erupts in violence with POLICE OFFICERS fighting and trying to storm parliament

GREEK police officers on strike stormed the country’s parliament brawling with guards defending the government building as the row over austerity continued to rage.

May 19 15:28

WikiLeaks Reveals 'Athena' CIA Spying Program Targeting All Versions of Windows

WikiLeaks has published a new batch of the ongoing Vault 7 leak, detailing a spyware framework – which "provides remote beacon and loader capabilities on target computers" – allegedly being used by the CIA that works against every version of Microsoft's Windows operating systems, from Windows XP to Windows 10.

Dubbed Athena/Hera, the spyware has been designed to take full control over the infected Windows PCs remotely, allowing the agency to perform all sorts of things on the target machine, including deleting data or uploading malicious software, and stealing data and send them to CIA server.

May 19 15:25

WannaCry Ransomware Decryption Tool Released; Unlock Files Without Paying Ransom

Good news is that another security researcher, Benjamin Delpy, developed an easy-to-use tool called "WanaKiwi," based on Guinet's finding, which simplifies the whole process of the WannaCry-infected file decryption.

All victims have to do is download WanaKiwi tool from Github and run it on their affected Windows computer using the command line (cmd).

WanaKiwi works on Windows XP, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2003 and 2008, confirmed Matt Suiche from security firm Comae Technologies, who has also provided some demonstrations showing how to use WanaKiwi to decrypt your files.

Although the tool won't work for every user due to its dependencies, still it gives some hope to WannaCry's victims of getting their locked files back for free even from Windows XP, the aging, largely unsupported version of Microsoft's operating system.

May 19 15:19

Joe Biden slams Hillary Clinton

May 19 15:19

Blighty's buying another 17 F-35s, confirms the American government

The UK will buy a grand total of 17 F-35B fighter jets between 2020 and 2022 – and acquiring the A model of the supersonic stealth fighter hasn’t been ruled out.



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May 19 15:12

Crooks use WannaCrypt hysteria as hook for BT-branded phishing emails

Scoundrels have latched on to the WannaCrypt outbreak as a theme for scam emails. Coincidentally some consumers are receiving seemingly genuine warnings from their ISPs related to suspected infection during last week's worldwide ransomware outbreak.

Action Fraud warned about a dodgy email trying to trick BT customers on Thursday.

Alert: We have fresh reports about this fake BT email that takes advantage of the global #WannaCry ransomware attack https://t.co/mOgZ3y9JY3 pic.twitter.com/ZyuhEO3sdC

— Action Fraud (@actionfrauduk) May 18, 2017

Recipients, who were falsely warned that they would be locked out of their account unless they completed a bogus "security check", commented that the emails were convincing.

May 19 15:10

Seth Rich's Reddit Account Discovered - Loved Pandas, Patriotic Clothes, And Joe Rogan



May 19 15:06

Wondering why the office is so productive? Yep, Twitter's knackered

Meanwhile, former Twitter property Vine has begun to warn users after it discovered a vulenrability that exposed some user account details.

"The bug had the potential to expose the email address or phone number associated with a Vine account to third parties under certain circumstances," the ex-video sharing site said.

"We have already notified all affected account holders for whom we have a verified email address on file, so if you weren’t notified, you most likely weren’t affected."

May 19 15:06

Jeff Sessions Intent on Including Medical Pot in His Sinister War on Drugs

Medical marijuana, which we thought was safe from the long arm of the feds, got thrown a curve ball with Trump's signing statement on a bill earlier this month, in which the president implied that he would do what he felt like doing when it came to MMJ regardless of state laws and his previous stances.

Given Sessions relentless opposition to medical marijuana ,underscored recently when he said it has been hyped, maybe too much, advocates are worried that the administration is planning a full frontal assault on state MMJ programs, 29 in all.Meanwhile, a Quinnipiac poll last month found that 94 percent of Americans, including 90 percent of Republicans, support medical marijuana.

How does the Trump administration continually get away with blatantly violating the will of the people?

May 19 15:04

Wow, someone managed to make money on Fitbit stock – oh, 'fraudulently'

Bloke accused of setting up bogus share-trading biz in pump-and-dump scam

May 19 14:53

Wizard of Speed and Time - Union Guild



May 19 14:51

When Does All That Evidence of Collusion Arrive?

Feinstein, Waters, Graham all said yesterday they had seen no evidence of collusion…

May 19 14:48

Ebola Spreading: Infections Up 800% In Last Week: Officials Race To Track Down 400 Possible Contacts

Last week three suspected Ebola infections were detected in a remote region of the Congo. Since then, World Health Organization officials have been scrambling to contain the virus.

Their efforts appear to have failed.

The contagion continues to spread, and though it’s nowhere near the 11,000 people who were infected during the outbreak in 2014, the infection rate has spiked over 800% in just the last seven days, with at least nine new cases reported in the last 24 hours:

The number of suspected cases of Ebola has risen to 29 from nine in less than a week in an isolated part of Democratic Republic of Congo, where three people have died from the disease since April 22, the World Health Organization said on Thursday.

The risk from the outbreak is “high at the national level,” the W.H.O. said, because the disease was so severe and was spreading in a remote area in northeastern Congo with “suboptimal surveillance” and limited access to health care.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I feel so sorry for the people who got hit with this.

But I want to find out, with so many US operations in Africa, how the US military is planning to keep our soldiers safe from this scourge,in light of the fact that there has been developed a vaccine against ebola which has offered 100% immunity to test subjects?!?

Ebola vaccine gives 100% protection, study finds

And why is this vaccine not getting to Africa?!?

May 19 14:31

The truth about the destabilization of Macedonia: NATO crashes "Silk Road in the valley of the Vardar "?

That is the devil to pay when they realized that the Chinese Silk Road announced the train from Piraeus to Budapest. Shortly after the US "stop" Russian gas pipeline "South Stream" resurrected "the Turkish Stream". And that "malign influence" of Russia and the East in the Balkans should be prevented. That's where the crisis in Macedonia.

When the US fight for his influence in the Balkans it is to "promote peace and stability in the region," and when does Russia, it is its "malign influence" in the Balkans.

Without any hesitation, citing this statement, said on Wednesday a senior official of the US State Department at the meeting of the Subcommittee on Foreign Relations. The same Hoyt Brian Yee who rushed to Skopje last days of April with its peacekeeping role.

May 19 14:30

Netanyahu Seeks ‘Dirty Harry’ Moment With Iran as Trump Arrives

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu wants to persuade President Donald Trump to impose tough new sanctions on Iran for threatening Israel with ballistic missiles and bankrolling terrorism, a close adviser said.

The restrictions would aim to inflict damage in the same way that blocking money transfers did before Iran signed the 2015 agreement to curtail its nuclear program, said Michael Oren, a deputy cabinet minister to Netanyahu and his former ambassador to the U.S. The Israeli leader was among the most outspoken opponents of the deal and relishes the prospect of renewed confrontation if Iran violates its terms, he said.

That’s a ‘Dirty Harry’ moment,” Oren said in an interview on Thursday in Tel Aviv, referring to the style of brinkmanship adopted by Clint Eastwood’s detective in the 1971 movie. “You have to exact a price for Iranian behavior.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Mr. Prime Minister, a word please; haven't you and your political supporters been threatening Iran with harm, and do you not have specific weapons focused on Tehran yourself?!?

This is a pot/kettle/black moment in your foreign policy.

You could tamper down the hostility in a heartbeat, and you know it; when the next Iranian President is elected, as a result of this week's elections, you could visit Tehran with a peace and trade deal that could be an incredible win/win for both countries, at so many levels.

But you won't because of that hubris, and your insistence that the US military "take care" of Iran for you, and that the blood and money spent on this issue should only be American; never Israeli.



May 19 14:23

LEAKED TRUMP MEMO COULD BACKFIRE BIG-TIME ON FORMER FBI DIRECTOR

Attorney and Fox News anchor Gregg Jarrett wrote in an op-ed piece on Tuesday: “Under the law, Comey is required to immediately inform the Department of Justice of any attempt to obstruct justice by any person, even the President of the United States. Failure to do so would result in criminal charges against Comey. (18 USC 4 and 28 USC 1361) He would also, upon sufficient proof, lose his license to practice law.”

May 19 14:19

US News Desperate Parents Pull Children Out of School Over Fears of MS-13 Gang

Schools have become the crucible for intimidation and recruitment into the Mara Salvatrucha, or MS-13, gang on Long Island and around the country.

One Long Island mother, who wanted to remain anonymous for fear of reprisal from MS-13, said she and several other parents have taken their teenagers out of the local high school because they’ve become targets of the gang. Some children are being homeschooled and, in a few extreme cases, sent to stay with relatives out of the state.

“I am scared to death,” the mother said. “It’s a crapshoot. I feel like we’re rolling the dice here, and it shouldn’t be like this.”

Parents and children in Brentwood and Central Islip barely had time to comprehend the shocking murders of two teenage girls last September before four young men were found killed last month.

All six victims had been brutally murdered with baseball bats and machetes—the modus operandi of the MS-13 gang, which has proliferated in the area in recent years.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is a nasty situation for parents who want to see their kids achieve and excel in school; not get killed by a gang member

My sympathy is absolutely with them on this issue.

And in light of the fact that the city, county, state are impotent to correct the problem, taking their kids out of school and literally out of state may be the best option for them right now.

May 19 14:10

U.S. Citizens Want to Know if Erdogan Ordered Them Attacked at D.C. Protest

American activists opposed to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan want to know if he personally ordered the violent disruption of a protest Tuesday in the U.S. capital, and say President Donald Trump needs to stand up for them.

Video released Thursday shows that Erdogan watched his supporters, including members of his security detail, charge toward protesters in the grassy Sheridan Circle, punching and kicking them before police restored order.

Just before chaos erupted, an aide bent over Erdogan, who was seated in the back seat of a car in the driveway of the Turkish ambassador's home. The aide communicated with another man who ran toward protesters. Seconds later, Erdogan supporters were breaking through the police line.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

That foreign agents were allowed to rough up peaceful protestors is an absolute insult to all the American people, and should never have been allowed to happen.

May 19 14:06

US Rejects Putin’s Offer of Transcript of Trump-Lavrov Meeting

US rejects and ridicules unprecedented Russian offer though it offers the one opportunity of ascertaining beyond all doubt what actually happened at the meeting between Trump and Lavrov.

The US political and media establishment has rejected and even ridiculed President Putin’s offer to Congress of the transcripts of the meeting in the Oval Office between Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and US President Donald Trump.

The prevailing response to the offer is that it was not intended seriously. The tone was set by BBC journalist who speaking on British television claimed that in making the offer Putin was having, and was just trolling the US, and that there is “no possibility” of the US accepting a transcript written on “Kremlin notepaper”.

This is to misrepresent what was a perfectly serious offer despite the humorous tone with which Putin spoke.

That the offer was intended entirely seriously can be judged by the words Putin used when he made the offer

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This rejection is absolutely idiotic, and demonstrates the degree to which the American Deep State is terrified of the truth coming out.

May 19 14:03

Video: The Collapse of ISIS, Competition for Syrian-Iraqi Border

The SAA has repelled several fierce ISIS attacks in the city of Deir Ezzor. According to the Syrian Defense Ministry, 28 terrorists were killed and 30 others were wounded during the clashes. The SAA also managed to destroy a tank, a BMP-1 vehicle, and 2 technicals armed with 23mm guns.

As ISIS is collapsing in Syria and Iraq, sides involved in the conflicts have increased their efforts in the area of the Syrian-Iraqi border. Western-backed militant groups, supported by the US-led coalition’s special forces and airpower, increased their activity in southern Syria.

US-led forces are pretending to control the whole Syrian-Iraqi border area south of the Euphrates. However, while al-Bukamal remains under the ISIS rule, this is not possible.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

What those in the bowels of power in the Unhinged, surveilled States of America to see happen is to grab the oil, make sure it is only sold in US oil, and further balkanise the Middle East.

May 19 14:00

WHY DID COMEY STONEWALL EVIDENCE OBAMA SPIED ON TRUMP?

Lost in all the hubbub and furor over President Trump’s firing of James Comey is that the former FBI director never complied with key a request from the House Intelligence Committee.

A March 15 letter from Chairman Devin Nunes, R-Calif., and ranking member Adam Schiff, D-Calif., to the chiefs of the CIA, FBI and NSA essentially asks for any evidence that the Obama administration requested surveillance information on the Trump and/or Clinton presidential campaigns.



May 19 13:59

Rep Gohmert: Comey ‘Appears’ to be ‘Confessing to a Crime’

Gohmert claims that if President Donald Trump did attempt to obstruct the the Michael Flynn investigation, then Comey would most likely be guilty of something as well.

“I’m amazed that an FBI Director and former prosecutor would be confessing to a crime the way that it appears that he is,” Gohmert remarked. He also goes on to say that under 18 U.S. Code Section 4, there is a requirement, by law, that Comey must report any attempt at all to obstruct a federal investigation, this would include the President.

May 19 13:41

America’s Reign of Terror: A Nation Reaps What It Sows

Who designed the malware worm that is now wreaking havoc on tens of thousands of computers internationally by hackers demanding a king’s ransom? The U.S. government.

Who is the biggest black market buyer and stockpiler of cyberweapons (weaponized malware that can be used to hack into computer systems, spy on citizens, and destabilize vast computer networks)? The U.S. government.

What country has one of the deadliest arsenals of weapons of mass destruction? The U.S. government.

Who is the largest weapons manufacturer and exporter in the world, such that they are literally arming the world? The U.S. government.

Which is the only country to ever use a nuclear weapon in wartime? The United States.

How did Saddam Hussein build Iraq’s massive arsenal of tanks, planes, missiles, and chemical weapons during the 1980s? With help from the U.S. government.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This reminds me of the old Pogo cartoon, which stated: "We have met the enemy, and he...is us."

May 19 13:39

MAXINE WATERS HAS OFFICIALLY LOST HER MIND

I really don't want to give away the punch line. This is just absolutely insane...

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Owl 3
May 19 13:25

The war you’ve never heard of

Today, according to U.S. military documents obtained by VICE News, special operators are carrying out nearly 100 missions at any given time — in Africa alone. It’s the latest sign of the military’s quiet but ever-expanding presence on the continent, one that represents the most dramatic growth in the deployment of America’s elite troops to any region of the globe.

In 2006, just 1 percent of all U.S. commandos deployed overseas were in Africa. In 2010, it was 3 percent. By 2016, that number had jumped to more than 17 percent. In fact, according to data supplied by U.S. Special Operations Command, there are now more special operations personnel devoted to Africa than anywhere except the Middle East — 1,700 people spread out across 20 countries dedicated to assisting the U.S. military’s African partners in their fight against terrorism and extremism.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is not at all about "...assisting the U.S. military’s African partners in their fight against terrorism and extremism."

It is the perennial American Deep State's fight for resources, to which the US government, and the corporations it supports, have utterly no moral right; to insure that the governments of Africa are Western-centric, even if they need to regime change those government; and it is about insuring that those resources are only sold in US dollars.

Oh, and it is to keep Russia and China away from those resources as well.

May 19 13:17

Greek parliament passes austerity cuts as Molotov-throwing protesters clash with police in Athens

New pension cuts and severe tax hikes have been approved by the Greek parliament as thousands of demonstrators protested new austerity measures amid clashes with police, Molotov cocktails and tear gas in central Athens.
The latest batch of austerity measures was passed late on Thursday with 153 votes secured by the ruling coalition government of PM Alexis Tsipras’ Syriza party and the Independent Greeks (ANEL), while 128 opposition deputies voted against the measures in the 300-seat parliament.

WATCH MORE: Protesters clash with police at anti-austerity protest in Greece

People took to the streets of Greece’s capital for the second consecutive day to protest new pension and tax-break cuts. The protest turned violent at some point as a small group of masked demonstrators threw Molotov cocktails and other projectiles at the police, who fired tear gas and pepper spray.

The protest was staged by the country’s major trade unions.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This will not end well.

The Greek government will may be looking at a bloody revolution, if there is not some movement away from the austerity cuts they have just voted in.

May 19 13:14

Mueller Appointed ‘Chief Prosecutor’ – ‘Russiagate’ Crisis Over… Or Just Beginning?

In a surprise move, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein appointed former FBI Director Robert Mueller as Special Counsel to look into whether the Russian government interfered in the 2016 US presidential election and whether the Trump election team colluded with the Russians. Mueller is also granted sweeping and unspecified power to look into many related issues around the general topic.

May 19 13:11

Trump pulls trigger on Nafta negotiations

The US plans to start talks with Mexico and Canada over Nafta "as soon as practicable", the Trump administration said on Thursday.
The letter to congressional leaders provided formal notice of the administration's intent to move forward with a campaign pledge to reform the 1990s trade deal.
Mr Trump earlier threatened to end the agreement, calling it a job "killer".
Thursday's letter said the deal needs "modernisation".

In 2016, Canada and Mexico were America's second and third-largest trade partners after China.
US trade with the two countries has more than tripled since Nafta went into effect in 1994, with more than $1 trillion goods and services exchanged each year.

But tension has been mounting under Mr Trump, who made tough-on-trade talk a hallmark of his campaign.

In January, he withdrew from the Trans-Pacific Partnership.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The question is not about modernising NAFTA,which has, honestly, cost Americans jobs; it is a question about HOW this agreement is going to wind up getting modified.



Taboola
May 19 13:08

POLAND SAYS NO! They will not abide by the EU’s mandatory refugee quotas for one reason: “They don’t want Muslims”

Poland’s courageous female Prime Minister, Beata Szyd?o, says her country will accept no refugees as EU threatens legal action over quotas. Poland’s Right-wing government is standing firm after reversing former plan to resettle thousands of Muslim migrants.

May 19 13:08

George Soros Still Quietly Buying District Attorneys’ SeatsPETER HASSON

George Soros has all but bought another district attorney’s seat.

The left-wing billionaire turned the Philadelphia district attorney’s race on its head by giving $1.45 million to fund a super PAC in support of his preferred candidate, Larry Krasner. Krasner, a progressive lawyer who has never worked as a prosecutor, sailed to an easy victory in the Democratic primary on Tuesday. Because Philadelphia is a Democratic stronghold, Krasner’s primary victory all but guarantees him to win the general election in November.

The influx of money from Soros gave Krasner a significant leg up over his opposition. Despite splitting votes with six other candidates, Krasner, who was not a favorite to win before Soros’ investment, finished 18 points ahead of the second-place finisher. As one Philadelphia Inquirer writer put it after the billionaire’s investment: “Soros changed the game.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I knew our politicians were for sale, to the highest bidder; but district attorneys as well?!?

May 19 13:01

‘TOTAL BLACKOUT’: LAWYER SUING DNC FOR FRAUD SPEAKS OUT ON LACK OF MEDIA COVERAGE

The lawyer who filed a class-action lawsuit against the Democratic National Committee and its ex-chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz nearly a year ago tells RT that there has been a “mainstream media blackout” of the fraud case stemming from the 2016 primary.

The class action lawsuit against the Democratic National Committee and former chair Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Florida) filed in June 2016 alleges that the party showed bias toward Hillary Clinton over Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vermont) during the 2016 primary.

Jared Beck, the attorney leading the lawsuit against the Democratic National Committee, went on RT’s “Redacted Tonight” to tell host Lee Camp that while the media covered “every moment” of the trials against OJ Simpson, Casey Anthony and George Zimmerman, the coverage of the DNC lawsuit has been a “total blackout.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

And Mr. Beck is actually surprised by this lack of interest by the corporate presstitutes?!?

But Mr. Beck is absolutely welcome to state his case on the WRH radio show!!

May 19 12:52

U.S. ATTACKS SYRIAN GOVERNMENT FORCES - IT NOW HAS TO MAKE ITS CHOICE

Together with its many subordinate NATO and Gulf allies the U.S. has the military and economic power to destroy the Syrian military. It can eliminate the Syrian government under President Assad and occupy the whole country. That would be a large war which would probably escalate into a global fight against Russia, Iran and other countries. It would necessitate a several decades long follow-up occupation for "nation building" while constantly fighting against a large al-Qaeda aligned Takfiri insurgency in Syria and all its neighboring countries (especially in Lebanon, Jordan and Turkey where U.S. friendly governments would fall). The war would cost several trillion U.S. dollars, a large number of casualties and cause decades long chaos in a geo-politically sensitive region.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

My sense here is that the Deep American State will unwisely chose a major war, which will then spill over into Iran, and escalate with Russia.

The US government should have better sense than to believe its own narrative, regarding establishing an independent Kurdistan out of bits and pieces of Iraq and Syria; unfortunately, it does not.

It may not be a war the US military can win, because right now, it doesn't have the weaponry; the troop strength; the manufacturing, or the money to insure a positive outcome to a war against Russia.

May 19 12:52

Just five months in, 2017 is going down in history as the year that gave us the worst media bias America has ever witnessed.

Not just bias...absolute lies. Nowhere near a kernel of truth. They don't even care that we know they are lying

May 19 12:45

US Trying To ‘Subjugate Syrians Under Capitalism And Imperialism’

The United States is not planning to wipe out Syrians but trying to subjugate them “under the banner of American capitalism and imperialism,” according to Myles Hoenig, an American political analyst and activist.

May 19 12:44

Targeting Religion: Worshippers Concerned Over Kiev Plans To Change Religious Laws

There’s been an outcry from international religious organizations over a series of proposed legal initiatives in Ukraine.

May 19 12:12

REX TILLERSON JUST GOT ASKED IF RUSSIA BUGGED THE OVAL OFFICE - HIS RESPONSE IS TURNING HEADS

While posing for photos with Algerian Foreign Minister Ramtane Lamamra, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said he had “no way to know” if the Russians had secretly placed recording devices in the White House during a meeting with President Trump.

May 19 11:43

Fox News Fires Bob Beckel for Comment to Black Employee

Fox News just dismissed Bob Beckel, the co-host of their hit show, The Five.

Beckel, a liberal and long-time Democrat operative, had been in trouble for making insensitive comments on air before. But what he said to an African-American employee was the final straw.

May 19 11:05

DEMS ARE THREATENING TO BLOCK FBI NOMINEE... HERE'S THE WORST PART

Proving once again that outraged obstruction is all that’s left in their playbook, Senate Democrats are now vowing to block President Donald Trump’s nominee to be the next director of the FBI until the Justice Department announces a special prosecutor in the alleged Russian interference/collusion investigation.

May 19 11:04

Syria: Pro-Assad Forces Hit By US Air Strikes – Again

American airstrikes targeted a group of Syrian militia vehicles after they ignored U.S. warnings and violated a “de-confliction zone” on Thursday.

CNN reports that the strike occurred near a base American forces use to train allied Syrian opposition fighters.

May 19 10:57

America’s Reign of Terror: A Nation Reaps What It Sows

Who designed the malware worm that is now wreaking havoc on tens of thousands of computers internationally by hackers demanding a king’s ransom? The U.S. government.

Who is the biggest black market buyer and stockpiler of cyberweapons (weaponized malware that can be used to hack into computer systems, spy on citizens, and destabilize vast computer networks)? The U.S. government.

What country has one the deadliest arsenals of weapons of mass destruction? The U.S. government.

Who is the largest weapons manufacturer and exporter in the world, such that they are literally arming the world? The U.S. government.

Which is the only country to ever use a nuclear weapon in wartime? The United States.

How did Saddam Hussein build Iraq’s massive arsenal of tanks, planes, missiles, and chemical weapons during the 1980s? With help from the U.S. government.

May 19 10:56

Russia’s ‘Killer Satellites’ Re-Awaken

Now after being idle for a year or more, two of the mystery-sats are on the move again. On April 20, 2017, one of them reportedly shaved hundreds of meters off its orbit in order to zoom within 1,200 meters of a big chunk of a defunct Chinese weather satellite that China smashed in a controversial 2007 test of an anti-satellite rocket.

By orbital standards, that's pretty close.

The Russian spacecrafts' impressive maneuvers have got observers scratching their heads. No one outside of the Russian government -- and probably the U.S. military -- seems to know for sure what the satellites are for.

May 19 10:54

Of Course It’s Snowing. It’s May

Montana springtime is the worst. You get a couple of warm days to lull you into a false sense of security that spring is here then a foot of snow is dumped on you.

May 19 10:53

Pentagon’s Syria Strike Spurred North Korea to Prep for US Missile Attack

Following last month’s missile attack on a Syrian government airfield ordered by US President Donald Trump, North Korea is making preparations for a similar attack from Washington. Pyongyang is reportedly repairing walls so its gallery positions will be shielded against air raids.

May 19 10:53

More US Bombers to Korea? Not Right Now, Says Air Force General

A US Air Force general announced on Wednesday that the American bomber presence in the Pacific is sufficient, even considering the current North Korean crisis.

May 19 10:47

Scotland Yard will arrest Assange if he leaves UK hideout

Scotland Yard will arrest WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange if he leaves the Ecuadorean embassy in London despite Sweden dropping a rape investigation against him, British police said on Friday.

He is now wanted in London on the lesser charge of skipping bail and failing to surrender to a court.

May 19 10:39

Confirmed: America attacks Syrian Arab Army and its allies–a crime and blunder

The United States Air Force has struck a contingent of the Syrian Arab Army and allied fighters near At Tanf in southern Syria. The US has a military outpost in At Tanf which is close to both the Iraqi and Jordanian border.

This is the second time that the US has bombed elements of the Syrian Arab Army since Donald Trump became President.

May 19 10:39

“If you can keep it…”

As one delegate wrote, “Bill of Rights– useful, but not essential.”

Once again, after months of bitter arguments, Congress finally reached a compromise in September 1789, approving ten Constitutional amendments that guaranteed certain freedoms for the people.

More than two centuries later it’s clear that most of what they worked to achieve has completely changed.

May 19 10:38

FLASHBACK - ISIS members were trained by CIA

Back in February 2012, WND reported that the United States, with the help of Jordan and Turkey, was running a training base for Syrian rebels in Jordan.

One year later, The Guardian wrote that U.S. trainers were helping Syrian rebels in Jordan, alongside British and French instructors. Newly declassified U.S. intelligence documents have revealed that the United States and some of its allies had both foreseen and facilitated the rise of Islamic State in Syria as a counterweight to President Bashar al-Assad’s government. Government watchdog group Judicial Watch published over 100 pages of formerly-classified documents from the U.S. Department of Defence and the State Department obtained through a federal lawsuit.

May 19 10:37

Trump denies collusion with Russia but says he 'speaks for himself'

Donald Trump denied any collusion with Russia in the 2016 election but said on Thursday he spoke “for myself”, leaving open for the first time the possibility that some of his staff may have been involved.

The president claimed he was the target of the “greatest witch hunt” in US political history and complained that the campaign against him was dividing the country. But asked about the justice department decision to appoint a special counsel, Robert Mueller, to investigate contacts between his campaign and Russia, Trump appeared to shift his position from previous blanket denials.

May 19 10:37

London Police Say They're Still Obligated to Arrest Assange

On Friday, Swedish prosecutors announced that they have dropped their suspected rape investigation into Wikileaks founder Julian Assange. But the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS), which serves London, says it is still obligated to arrest Assange if he does decide to leave the Ecuadorian embassy, where he has been holed up for over half a decade.

"Westminster Magistrates' Court issued a warrant for the arrest of Julian Assange following him failing to surrender to the court on the 29 June 2012," the MPS said in a statement published Friday. "The Metropolitan Police Service is obliged to execute that warrant should he leave the Embassy."

As the MPS acknowledges, this is a much less serious crime than the one Swedish prosecutors were investigating. As legal commentator David Allen Green pointed out on Twitter, Assange may face up to a year in prison for breaching bail if convicted.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Those in the Bowels of Power in the Unhinged Surveilled States of America are furious with Assange, because he embarrassed them, demonstrating very openly their foul ups, bleeps, and blunders.

IF, in fact the London Metropolitan Police arrest him, that arrest will most likely lead to extradition to the US, followed by a grisly assassination, to discourage others from becoming whistle-blowers.

May 19 10:37

FLASHBACK - Secret Service agents leaked Jason Chaffetz’s file in bid to embarrass congressman

At 10 a.m. on March 24, Rep. Jason Chaffetz convened a House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing to look into scandals involving the Secret Service.

Eighteen minutes later, a Secret Service agent improperly accessed the agency’s restricted database to unearth unflattering information about the Utah Republican — namely, that he had once unsuccessfully applied for a job with the agency.

Days later, an assistant director in the Secret Service suggested that the embarrassing information should be made public in retaliation for the congressman’s embarrassing probe.

May 19 10:31

US ATTACK ON SYRIAN FORCES: ASSERTING "SAFE ZONES"

US warplanes struck a Syrian military convoy within Syrian territory, after claiming the forces came too close to US military positions.

In legal terms, it was both an act of war and criminal. The US military is currently occupying Syrian territory without invitation by the Syrian government and without any form of mandate from the United Nations.

In geostrategic terms, the United States is attempting to assert itself and its geopolitical strategy of establishing and subsequently expanding "safe zones" inside Syrian territory in a bid to topple the Syrian government, then divide and destroy the Syrian state.

Foreign Policy, a clearinghouse for corporate-financier funded think tank policymakers, in an article titled, "US Bombs Syria Regime for the First Time," would admit:

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The US has just, informally, through this bombing, declared an act of war against the Syrian government, and its people.

As a Christian pacifist activist, I cannot begin to articulate just how appalled I am at this action, and what its potential repercussions may well be.

May 19 10:25

TRUMP TO ANNOUNCE $350 BILLION ARMS DEAL DURING SAUDI ARABIA VISIT

Over the past few weeks there’ve been multiple reports of President Trump planning to unveil a massive arms sale to Saudi Arabia during his Riyadh visit, and the figures have kept rising. What was $100 billion earlier this week is now, according to the most recent reports $350 billion.

That would make it one of the largest arms deals in US history, and realistically in world history, and indications are that President Trump intends to present this as part of the push for the creation of “Arab NATO,” and by extension make it about Sunni Arabs confronting Iran.

This single deal would dwarf President Obama’s arms deals throughout his entire term in office, which are estimated at $200 billion, and are themselves the biggest amount of arms sales by any administration in the post war era. Saudi Arabia was a large buyer then, as well.

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This deal puts the US and Saudi government and military on a collision course with Russia, whose political and military leaders have pledged to come to Iran's aid, if attacked militarily.

This deal also drives up the very real possibility that there will be a return of the draft in this country, both for its young women, and its young men, because we do not have the troop strength, the weaponry, the manufacturing, or the money right now to successfully combat Russia in a conventional war.

May 19 10:19

STRIKING VIDEO: VENEZUELAN POLICE UNLEASH DEVASTATING WATER CANNON ON PROTESTERS

If the protests that have rocked Venezuela over the past few months can teach us anything, it’s that the Maduro regime is desperately clinging to power. As SHTFplan.com's Mac Slavo writes, protests are normal in any country, but when they occur every day for weeks on end, and result in dozens of deaths, it’s obvious that the government is in an unstable position. And as the government grows more desperate, their methods of controlling the population will always become more extreme.

That’s what’s happening in Venezuela, where the police have unleashed a devastating water cannon on protesters, which has been referred to as “La Ballena,” or “The Whale.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

We may well see the same kind of unrest if President Trump is "removed" from office, one way or the other; and watch for such unrest to be put down with the same extreme prejudice as is Venezuela's.

And if you don't believe me, take a look at the following article:Cops are bulking up on military gear in preparation for mass civil unrest

The Deep American State, as the real agent of change in this country, is martial, nasty, and thoroughly sinister in its quest for world domination; it won't let a little thing like an allegedly "mistakenly elected president" get in its way.

May 19 10:18

‘No Deal Better Than Bad Deal’: Theresa May Manifesto Commits Tory MPs To ‘Hard Brexit’

Prime Minister Theresa May has effectively committed Tory MPs to backing her ‘hard Brexit’ stance of ‘no deal is better than a bad deal’ by enshrining it in the party’s manifesto, released on Thursday.

May 19 10:15

US-Led Airstrikes On Syrian Military Hit Tank & Construction Equipment, Casualties Likely

US-led coalition airstrikes on Syrian forces near the city of An Tanf hit a tank, a bulldozer and construction equipment. US Central Command did not rule out casualties, but told RT it would not report a body count.

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