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Aug 09 08:27

U.S. soldier who murdered Afghan civilians will blame malaria drug

An Army court will decide this week whether to review and perhaps reduce the life sentence of a soldier who massacred Afghan civilians — and in the process it will judge a controversial malaria drug given to troops that is known to cause hallucinations, anxiety and paranoia.

Staff Sgt. Robert Bales, left, is shown during an exercise at the National Training Center in Fort Irwin, California, August 23, 2011. Bales is suspected of shooting, stabbing and burning sleeping villagers in a horrific attack that has sparked fury across Afghanistan. Bales is suspected of shooting, stabbing and burning sleeping villagers in a horrific attack that has sparked fury across Afghanistan.

Attorneys for Staff Sgt. Robert Bales, the serviceman convicted in 2013 of killing 16 Afghans in the worst U.S. military massacre since Vietnam, are expected to raise the soldier’s use of mefloquine, also known by the brand name Lariam, before or during his deployment.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Hey, as long as the drug manufacturers are making money, no one inside Big Pharma gives a damn about potential side effects which could cause a patient taking that drug, to go absolutely psychotic.

This happened to both Australian and Canadian Vets, forced to take this medication:

Veterans' families want answers over forces use of mefloquine

Australian Veterans say report on anti-Malaria drug mefloquine downplays side effects.

These horrific side effects also happened to UN Peacekeepers in Rwanda, in what may have been an illegal - and badly supervised- trial of the drug.

DALLAIRE TESTIFIES MEFLOQUINE DRUG IMPAIRED THOUGHT PROCESS IN RWANDA

Aug 09 08:19

The FBI Leaked Loretta Lynch’s Classified Flight Plan to Set Up Bill Clinton’s Tarmac Ambush.

FBI sources said Clinton’s Secret Service detail knew the exact tail number of Lynch’s

Aug 09 08:18

FBI agents conducted a predawn raid of Paul Manafort’s home

In other words,this raid was done to bully the target and his family. Appointing Jeff Sessions was Trump's biggest mistake and probably a fatal one!

The significance of the records seized from the home isn’t clear, according to the Post. But most of the documents were already in the hands of Congress, which means the raid may have been to send a message to Manafort that he should not expect any courtesies from special counsel Robert Mueller’s team. “If the FBI wanted the documents, they could just ask [Manafort] and he would have turned them over,” an adviser close to the White House told the Post.

Aug 09 07:41

“Where is Trump?” Sheriff Arpaio Asks

Trump could have ended this as well as the Bundy case. He is extremely weak.

Sheriff Arpaio points finger at Obama holdovers in DOJ.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – After being convicted of criminal misdemeanor contempt, former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio has come out swinging, arguing the judge was biased and asking why President Trump is abandoning him, considering Arpaio was an early campaign supporter whose conviction reflects the determination to enforce immigration laws the Trump Justice Department is now exhibiting.

“Where is President Trump on this case?” Arpaio asked Infowars.com in an exclusive interview. “This is a witch hunt against me that is being carried forward by Obama holdovers in Attorney General Sessions’ Department of Justice.”

Aug 09 07:24

Man released from prison after spending 38 years under a wrongful conviction of murder

A Roslindale man convicted of murder nearly 40 years ago is now free.
Frederick Clay was arrested two weeks after his 16th birthday and has always maintained his innocence, even when it meant refusing a plea deal to avoid a life sentence.

Aug 09 07:24

U.S. Credit-Card Debt Surpasses Record Set at Brink of Crisis

U.S. consumer credit-card debt just passed an ominous milestone, beating a record set just before the global financial system almost collapsed in 2008.

Aug 09 07:17

Have some Unusual Facts (110 Pics)

Aug 09 07:07

IT’S OVER: ROSENSTEIN JUST GAVE MUELLER AN ULTIMATUM THAT’S SHOCKING WASHINGTON

Robert Mueller is now taking heat, finally. According to the Washington Examiner, Rod Rosenstein said that Robert Mueller will need to seek permission from him to look into any crime outside of the scope of Russian interference.

Aug 09 06:50

The U.S. Is Quietly Giving A Chinese Billionaire A Monopoly On A New Liver Cancer Drug: It’s the second time this year the federal government has proposed giving exclusive rights for taxpayer-funded research to a foreign pharmaceutical gian

The federal government plans to give the exclusive license for a new liver cancer drug to a pharmaceutical company owned by China’s 63rd-richest man, HuffPost has learned.
The National Institutes of Health proposes to grant Salubris Biotherapeutics, Inc. exclusive worldwide rights to a portfolio of patents on antibody drugs used to treat liver cancer, according to a notice published Monday on the Federal Register.

Aug 09 06:49

A 97 year-old World War II veteran has become the oldest homicide victim in crime-ridden Baltimore after he was beaten to death in his pajamas for refusing to leave his home

A 97 year-old World War II veteran has become the oldest homicide victim in crime-ridden Baltimore after he was beaten to death in his pajamas for refusing to leave his home.
Wadell Tate was killed on July 21 by burglars inside the rowhouse he had owned for six decades, the Washington Post reported in its Wednesday edition.
Baltimore, a port city about an hour northeast of the US capital, has seen 211 people killed this year, according to city figures.

Aug 09 06:19

This Is The Closest That The U.S. Has Been To Nuclear War Since The Cuban Missile Crisis

Are we on the verge of a nuclear war with North Korea?  It has now been confirmed that North Korea has successfully created a miniaturized nuclear warhead, and last month they tested a missile that can reach at least half of the continental United States.

Aug 08 17:18

Chemical Spill At UPS Facility In New Hampshire, 7 People Hospitalized

A chemical spill has taken place at a UPS distribution center in New Hampshire, according to local media. Emergency crews evaluated 10 people complaining of minor symptoms. Seven were taken to an area hospital.

The chemical appears to be nitric acid, the New Hampshire Union-Leader reported citing the Nashua Fire Rescue.

Aug 08 12:30

China's Hydro Dominance in Africa and Beyond

The Pen Is mightier than the Sword!

The $4.5 billion scheme, being financed by the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China, will be constructed by the state-owned China Gezhouba Group.

When complete around 2023, it will generate 2.2 GW of power from the Kwanza River in North Kwanza province, expected to meet more than half of the country's power needs. Nearly 10,000 local jobs will be created during the peak construction period.

Chinese state-owned conglomerates behind colossal dams like The Three Gorges and some of the world's highest-situated dams on the Tibetan Plateau have flexed their engineering muscles in Africa.

Aug 08 12:14

There's Fuckery afoot! ---FOX News -CNN -MSNBC "Breaking" WAPO story "N Korea has already produced nuclear warhead that can fit inside missiles."

LYNCH -CLINTON STORY GAINING MOMENTUM

TIME FOR A DISTRACTION!

BEX : North Korea now making missile-ready nuclear weapons, U.S. analysts say

Aug 08 12:06

Sen Grassley wants to clear up with Awan and 6 Pakistanis and their immigration files.

requesting copies of immigration files for the 6 Pakistani suspects in House IT scandal

Aug 08 11:55

US Sanctions — a Looney Tunes Bad Remake

By F. William Engdahl
5 Aug 2017

The ever-so-wise members of the Congress of the United States have just passed one of the most bizarre pieces of legislation in US history. Unilaterally, it makes illegal and severely punishable investments by European companies in international energy projects where Russia is involved. But it does far more. Unlike earlier US sanctions acts, the EU countries were not even consulted on the new act. It may well be that the bill, HR-3364: Countering Americas Adversaries Through Sanctions Act (sic) and its Senate counterpart will mark the irreversible decline of the United States as a global power and forge new ties between Russia, China, Iran and, yes, the major states of the EU including Germany .

What the Act says
That's All Folks!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R9M4htrogqA

Aug 08 11:28

American Education System (23 Pics)

Aug 08 11:26

North Korea May Be In Possession Of A Miniature Nuclear Warhead, Japan Warns

One day after Kim Jong Un's regime balked at this weekend's UN sanctions, promising retaliation and threatening to attack the US with a nuclear weapon, Japan's government has released a new 500-page report in which it warns that the threat from North Korean nuclear weapons has reached a “new stage” and that Pyongyang’s weapons program had “advanced considerably,” to the point where it was possible that the regime had acquired the ability to miniaturize nuclear warheads.

The white paper, approved by Japan’s cabinet on Tuesday morning, was published less than two weeks after North Korea test-fired its second ICBM, which US experts have said may be able to reach most of the continental United States.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Where, in its almost pathological absence of logic, did the Wa-Compost make the leap from "where it was possible that the regime had acquired the ability to miniaturize nuclear warheads.", as stated by the Japanese government's report, to "North Korea has miniaturized nuclear weapons", being regurgitated endlessly for over an hour on the Faux news feed, with no commercials to break up the "fear factor" this coverage was supposed to implant in the hearts and guts of the people watching ?!?

Folks, something wicked this way comes, and I must, unfortunately, inform you that it feels like we are very close to a US-engineered false flag, to be blamed on North Korea, as the justification for attacking it.

Kim Jong Un is many things; but crazy and suicidal are probably not among them. He is consistent in his anti-US rhetoric, and is developing weapons as a deterrent to keep his government from getting regime changed, and losing his power.

Aug 08 11:21

Ernst Zundel - A Spartan of the Spirit

Webmaster's Commentary: 

A documentary about Ernst Zundel, truth activist, who passed away last weekend.

Aug 08 11:18

Norfolk rapper shot to death at motel, causing fears of gang war

A prominent Norfolk rapper was shot dead this morning at a motel on Military Highway, family members said, sparking fears that a gang war may explode.

Anthony M. Sinclair of the 1400 block of Church St. was killed at the Days Inn in the 1400 block of N. Military Hwy. around 1 a.m., Norfolk police said in a news release. They wouldn’t release his name, but family members confirmed Sinclair was killed.

He died at the scene, police said.

“This will ignite a small war,” activist Michael Muhammad said in a text. “Norfolk is not safe.”

Aug 08 11:07

Netanyahu in the Dock? Bribery, Fraud and Breach of Trust

He’s been investigated for over a year for alleged bribery, fraud, and breach of trust, including for accepting about $1.1 million from accused French fraudster Arnaud Mimran in 2009.

His chief of staff and close confident for years, Ari Harow, signed an agreement to turn state’s witness against him. As the saying goes, he knows where the bodies are buried.

A gag order in place until September 17 prevents information about the case from coming out.

Netanyahu’s trusted colleague may become his worst enemy to save himself from harsher punishment, including possible imprisonment.

According to former Netanyahu communications director Yoaz Hendel,

Harow “sat on the seam between the political and the personal, between the family of Netanyahu and the nation, between the bureau and the home. On these seams, all the gray episodes happened.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Politically, with Harow turning Israeli state's evidence against him, Netanyahu is a wounded animal; and nothing is more dangerous than a wounded animal, fearing for its life.

He may, in fact, start World War III in order to proclaim martial law, and prevent his prosecution from moving forward, if the Israeli State Prosecutor's facts are correct.

Aug 08 10:57

The Strange Case of Imran Awan

The Imran Awan case is certainly of considerable interest not only for what the investigation eventually turns up but also for what it reveals about how things work in Congress. One might well ask how foreign-born IT specialists are selected and vetted prior to being significantly overpaid and allowed to work on computers in congressional offices. And the ability of those same individuals to keep working even after the relevant congressmen have been warned that their employee was under investigation has to be explained beyond Wasserman-Schultz’s comment that Awan had not committed any crime. And how does “bankrupt” Imran Awan wind up with a high-priced lawyer to defend him who is associated with the Clintons? Finally, there are the lingering concerns about the unfortunately well-established Russiagate narrative.

Aug 08 10:53

Israel Faces Backlash Over Threat to Shut Down al-Jazeera

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has backed the call by his Communications Minister Ayoub Kara to ban al-Jazeera from the country, including forbidding all of its reporters from operating within Israel or occupied Palestine.

That’s not sitting well with a lot of people, unsurprisingly. Free press organizations are unsurprisingly critical of the move, seeing it as driven primarily by the Israeli government’s cynical interest in distracting the public from ongoing controversies surrounding al-Aqsa mosque, the Jordan embassy, and Netanyahu’s corruption probe.

Al-Jazeera, for its part, has threatened legal action over the potential move, saying that Kara’s allegations of al-Jazeera’s “incitement” were unsubstantiated, and that Israeli officials hadn’t even attempted to provide any sort of evidence to justify a move against them.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

GOOD!!

Aug 08 10:51

China Preparing ‘Small’ Military Operation to Expel Indian Troops

Chinese state media is quoting officials familiar with the situation as saying the nation is preparing for a “small-scale military operation” aimed at expelling Indian troops from the Doklam region, after a protracted stand-off in the area.

China was trying to build a road in the Doklam region when Indian ground troops crossed the border to stop them. Indian forces have remained there, albeit in small numbers, ever since. India does not claim the land belongs to them, but claims that Bhutan believes it belongs to them, and that an old treaty with Bhutan obliges them to back the claim.

The territory is sparsely inhabited, and of little value to either. Still, Chinese officials warn that the row with India could have a long-term impact on their relationship, whether or not the dispute results in any sort of military exchange.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

China may want a "small" military action to send Indian troops packing, but may well not be able to foresee just how India is going to respond, militarily.

Added to this uncertainty, is the reality that the US and India have enhanced their mutual defense cooperation under President Obama last year:

Obama signs into law bill declaring India a ‘major defence partner’

The US, India, China, and Russia need to move, purposefully and quickly, in such a way as to defuse the current situation; otherwise, this could lead to a regional, if not global, war.

Aug 08 10:40

America’s ISIS War Enters Fourth Year: War Is Expected to Leave US Troops in Iraq Permanently

On August 8 of 2014, a pair of US jets launched their first airstrikes against ISIS targets near the Iraqi Kurdish capital of Irbil. This marked the beginning of a protracted air war which continues to this day, along with an accompanying ground war which, despite pledges of “no boots on the ground,” quickly grew to many thousands of US troops.

The fourth year finds ISIS-held territory shrinking substantially, with the group’s territory in Iraq all but lost, and both the Kurdish YPG and the Syrian government pushing them back in Syria, with an ongoing offensive in the ISIS capital of Raqqa.

Yet while Pentagon officials are keen to brag about their accomplishments in the war, mostly centering around having killed massive numbers of people, they are also quick to dismiss the idea that the war is anywhere near over, or that even if it was “won” is some shape or form it would mean US troops coming home.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This permanent US deployment in Iraq will insure that the US controls the Iraqi government, the oil, and the currency in which that oil wil be sold (translation: only in US dollars).

And it is very interesting, and almost ironic, to notice; just when the Philippine's Duterte was waging his war against drug dealers, what happens?!?

All of a sudden he has ISIS with which to contend!!

Accidental?!? I think not.

Aug 08 10:26

Lavrov Holding Talks With N. Korean Foreign Minister in Manila

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov is holding talks with North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong-ho on Monday on the sidelines of the 50th ASEAN Foreign Ministers’ Meeting (AMM) and Related Meetings in Manila.

Lavrov arrived in the Philippines on Sunday to participate in the events within ASEAN. The minister has already held a number of bilateral meetings including with the foreign ministers of Turkey, China and the United States.
Earlier in the day, the North Korean foreign minister held a meeting with his Chinese counterpart.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I am watching the Faux feed, and it is going droning and on about the WaPustule claiming that North Korea has already produced a nuclear warhead which can fit inside missiles, with no commercial interruptions after about 20 minutes that I have been able to see.

I frankly think that Americans, and potentially the rest of the world, are being set up by such "reporting" (if one can ascribe it as such) for an industrial strength false flag happening, to be blamed on North Korea, and off we go....

Aug 08 10:14

Military can destroy drones over domestic U.S. bases: Pentagon

The Pentagon has given more than 130 U.S. military bases across the United States the green light to shoot down private and commercial drones that could endanger aviation safety or pose other threats.

The number of uncrewed aircraft in U.S. skies has zoomed in recent years and continues to increase rapidly - along with concern among U.S. and private-sector officials that dangerous or even hostile drones could get too close to places like military bases, airports and sports stadiums.

While the specific actions that the U.S. military can take against drones are classified, they include destroying or seizing private and commercial drones that pose a threat, Pentagon spokesman Navy Captain Jeff Davis told reporters on Monday.

The classified guidelines were distributed early last month. The Pentagon sent out unclassified guidance on how to communicate the policy to communities on Friday.

Aug 08 10:11

Sessions Humiliates Rahm: "No Amount Of Federal Funds Will Help A City That Refuses To Help Its Own Residents"

All the latest moves coming from Jeff Sessions would seem to imply that the beleaguered Attorney General has every intent of aggressively pushing forward with Trump's agenda in order to mend broken fences with the White House and try to keep his job. The latest such move comes in the form of the following rather direct official statement from Sessions in response to Chicago's lawsuit filed earlier this morning regarding federal funding, or lack thereof rather, for sanctuary cities.

Among other things, Sessions scolded Chicago's Mayor, Rahm Emanuel, saying that "no amount of federal taxpayer dollars will help a city that refuses to help its own residents." Meanwhile, Sessions also took direct aim at Chicago's soaring violent crime rate pointing out, as we have on many occasions, that the city recorded more murders in 2016 than New York and L.A. combined.

“No amount of federal taxpayer dollars will help a city that refuses to help its own residents."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Sessions was absolutely correct in reading Chicago's mayor, Mayor, Rahm Emanuel, the riot act, on this issue.

Aug 08 10:10

'BY WOMEN, FOR WOMEN' Vegan cafe charges male customers 18 percent ‘man tax’ and seats women first in bid to address gender pay gap

Owner Alex O’Brien told Broadsheet website: “I do want people to think about it, because we’ve had this (pay discrepancy) for decades and decades and we’re bringing it to the forefront of people’s minds.

“I like that it is making men stop and question their privilege a little bit.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I suspect very few men will bother showing up.

Aug 08 10:03

Silencing ALL opposition voices: Inside The Media Matters Playbook

Even to casual observers, it has been obvious for months that the left is orchestrating a tightly-coordinated campaign to undermine and delegitimize the current presidential administration.
As an extension of the decades-long campaign to wrestle the narrative away from conservatives, independents and centrists, they’re smearing right-leaning commentators with anything they can find. In the take-down of Bill O’Reilly and Monica Crowley and attempted hit on Sean Hannity, for example, it’s more than evident.

And just this week, the suspension of Fox’s Eric Bolling provides even more proof.

We now know how the left is running this non-stop smear campaign and who is pulling the puppet strings.

We now have the Media Matters Playbook.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Why am I not surprised here?!?

But this time, the "Sorosians" and Clintonistas have the independent media with which to contend, and we will not be silenced!!

Aug 08 09:59

Investigator: ‘Donna Brazile is in a Category of Persons of Interest as it Relates to the Death of Seth Rich’

In a series of text messages sent to Fox News reporter Malia Zimmerman by private investigator Rod Wheeler, he describes being “startled” by Donna Brazile, and states that her behavior “makes me think that Donna Brazile is in a category of persons of interest as it relates to the death of Seth Rich.”

Aug 08 09:58

US CREDIT CARD DEBT SURPASSES FINANCIAL CRISIS RECORD, AS STUDENT AND AUTO LOANS HIT NEW ALL TIME HIGH

Who would have expected that today's otherwise boring monthly consumer credit report would be the day's most exciting event. Well, moments ago the monthly update from the Federal Reserve confirmed that as of the end of June, total revolving (i.e. credit card) credit rose to $1,021.7 billion, an increase of $4.1 billion on the month, and a new all time high, taking out the previous record high set during the summer of 2008.

... means that total consumer credit in June increased by $12.4 billion, slightly less than the $13.9 billion expected and modestly less than the $18.4 billion increase in May, to $3,855.8 billion, also a record high.

Taking a closer look at the quarterly update in non-revolving debt, we find that for another consecutive quarter, both student and auto loans hit record highs, of $1.450 trillion and $1.131 trillion respectively, although there does appears to be a modest slowdown in credit issuance for these two largest categories.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

In the immortal words of Casey Stengel, this feels like "deja vu all over again."

The Economic Crash of 2008

Aug 08 09:53

HOMESCHOOLED STUDENTS STILL FACE BIAS IN COLLEGE ADMISSIONS, EVEN WHEN THEY MEET REQUIREMENTS

Even as many colleges have taken to recruiting homeschooled students because they tend to outperform their public-school counterparts, homeschoolers still face discrimination in postsecondary education.

As evidenced by a recent case handled by the Home School Legal Defense Association, cosmetology schools are a surprising locus of bias against the homeschooled clients of the association’s attorneys.

It’s a sweeping change from HSLDA’s work during the Clinton administration, when colleges of all kinds routinely denied admission to applicants whose parents personally instructed their education, staff attorney Darren Jones told The College Fix in a phone interview.

Yet even as the frequency and severity of cases has subsided, one enormous university system has stubbornly resisted the trend of colleges treating homeschool students on an equal footing.

Three years of college, ignored

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is completely insane, and must be fixed, state by state, because the Federal Government doesn't want this bias against home-schooled students fixed.

The Federal Government wants "manageable" students, hooked on SSRIS and God only knows what ever other kinds of prescription drugs,who will never fully understand the lessons of history; understand logic; and never use critical thinking to attempt to evaluate and repair what is going wrong in this country.

Aug 08 09:46

Google fires author of memo criticizing company’s diversity program

Google has reportedly fired the author of an internal memo criticizing the company’s diversity program, prompting conservative commentators to say the author’s criticisms about liberal intolerance stand thus proven.

James Damore, the author of a 10-page memo titled “Google’s Ideological Echo Chamber,” told Bloomberg News of his firing in an email Monday evening.
According to Bloomberg, Mr. Damore, a software engineer, said he had been fired for “perpetuating gender stereotypes.”

Although the company had no immediate comment, Google’s Chief Executive Officer Sundar Pichai implied similarly earlier in the day, sending a note to employees saying the memo “violate[s] our Code of Conduct and cross[es] the line by advancing harmful gender stereotypes.”

Danielle Brown, whom Google recently added as a diversity chief, also condemned the memo Monday, saying the company is “unequivocal in our belief that diversity and inclusion are critical to our success.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This will be seen as a completely vindictive act by Google against someone who has the audacity to express a difference of opinion from Google's "official party line."

Aug 08 09:24

3 Prison Guards Trapped As Inmates Seize Area Of Arkansas Maximum Security Prison

Six inmates trapped three correctional officers inside an area of an Arkansas maximum security prison after they stole keys in the Tucker Unit and took over control of the doors.

The incident occurred at about 3:30pm in Arkansas’ Tucker Unit prison on Monday, according to Arkansas Department of Corrections public information officer Solomon Graves.

Aug 08 08:49

Russia & China Are Now Teaming Up To Counter The Deep State

Rand Paul is speaking out against civil asset forfeiture and how it violates the foundation of the constitution Michael Savage wants to know if we are on the verge of a civil breakdown.

Aug 08 08:43

Is AG Sessions unwittingly working for the Bush family?

This question has to be asked in light of Jeff Sessions actions and inactions as U.S. Attorney General

SOTN Editor’s Note:
The incisive Facebook comment concerning Jeff Sessions posted below was recently sent to SOTN unsolicited. At first we disregarded it. But then we carefully looked at the Attorney General’s 6 month progress report since his confirmation on February 8th.

Because of the unmitigated disaster that Jeff Sessions has turned out to be as AG, one wonders whether he was actually sent into the Trump camp early on as a Bush family plant.

Climbing on board the Trump train as Sessions did so early in the campaign season never made any sense; just as Chris Christie and Rudy Giuliani never really made any sense being anywhere close to Trump, except as spies.

Aug 08 08:40

ISIS, Free Speech, Fake News, Constitution Free Zones, and Cal Exit. Michael Rivero - August 7, 2017

Aug 08 08:37

ISRAELI WEAPONS, AIRPOWER, SECRETLY GIVEN TO LIBYAN WARLORD, SOURCE CLAIMS

In February of 2011, shortly after the popular uprising erupted in Libya, the UN Security Council adopted Resolution 1970, which —among other things— forbids the export of war materiel to Libya. In June of this year, the United Nations accused Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates of violating the embargo by providing secret military assistance to Haftar and the LNA. Now a new report in a British-based Arab news outlet claims that, in addition to Saudi Arabia and the Emirates, Israel too is helping the LNA. Allegedly, Tel Aviv has given the LNA war materiel and air power support, with the help of the United Arab Emirates.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

And what would be the quid pro quo for Israel in this arrangement?!?

The ultimate control of Libya's oil and natural gas trade.

Libya: facts and figures

Aug 08 08:31

A NEW TWIST IN SETH RICH MURDER CASE

The U.S. mainstream media dismisses any link between the murder of DNC official Seth Rich and leaked DNC emails as a “conspiracy theory” – while blaming Russia instead – but a new possibility has arisen, writes Joe Lauria.

With U.S.-Russia tensions as dangerously high as they’ve been since the worst days of the Cold War, there is potential new evidence that Russia was not behind a hack of the Democratic National Committee, although Congress and the U.S. mainstream media accept the unproven allegation of Russia’s guilt as indisputable fact.

The possible new evidence comes in the form of a leaked audiotape of veteran investigative journalist Seymour Hersh in which Hersh is heard to say that not Russia, but a DNC insider, was the source of the Democratic emails published by WikiLeaks just before the start of the Democratic National Convention in late July 2016.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Please remember: the Clintonistas have assassins on speed dial!!

The Clinton Dead Bodies List

Aug 08 08:21

Members of Ibrahim, Dib and Ahmad families arrested in mass synchronised raids

THE brother of slain standover man Walid “Wally” Ahmad has been refused bail in a Sydney court charged in connection to one of the biggest organised crime busts in Australian history.

Ahmad “Rock” Ahmad did not want to appear before Central Local Court but Magistrate Clare Farnan said, “well it’s happening”.

Ahmad is the first of 15 men to appear in court today charged in connection to two international drug syndicates.

Aug 08 08:20

Indisputable Proof Of Coordinated Attacks By Tech Giants To Control Access Of Information In Order To Control The Masses

THEN CAME THE INTERNET AND THE DEEP STATE LOST 'CONTROL'

At first Alternative and Independent Media sites, bloggers and others using the internet to share their opinions, was able to be swatted away like a fly by the mainstream media and their puppet masters in the government because the MSM controlled the narrative, decided what to report, how to spin it, used their "anonymous sources" to plant suggestions, and most importantly, their number one job for the government, was to influence the public.

That all changed during the 2016 election cycle, where public distrust of the media hit record highs, more and more Internet users started obtaining their news from different sources, comparing coverage, looking for information that the MSM simply refused to give them, and against the "advice," suggestions, endorsements, and outright propaganda pumped out daily by the establishment media, the candidate the MSM by and large told everyone not to vote for, won the electoral vote.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is why Mike is experiencing 10 - 20 hack attacks per day on his server!!

Aug 08 08:19

TRUMP GOES OFF ON D.C. ESTABLISHMENT AT WV: SAYS “WE DON’T NEED ADVICE FROM THE WASHINGTON SWAMP”

West Virginia. “We need to drain the swamp.” Trump’s rally marks part of a broader tour of the rust belt, where he has re-engaged with the vital constituency that helped him to his win in November. Trump won the state by 42 points in November and it showed. Crowds lined up hours ahead of the rally to fill the venue and gave Trump a rockstar reception.

Aug 08 08:17

Couple buy a San Francisco STREET with 38 mansions on it for just $90,000 after its board didn't pay $14-a-YEAR property tax - and they may start charging its millionaire residents rent for 'their' parking spaces

Thanks to a little-noticed auction sale, a South Bay couple are the proud owners of one of the most exclusive streets in San Francisco — and they’re looking for ways to make their purchase pay.

Tina Lam and Michael Cheng snatched up Presidio Terrace — the block-long, private oval street lined by 35 megamillion-dollar mansions — for $90,000 and change in a city-run auction stemming from an unpaid tax bill. They outlasted several other bidders.

Aug 08 08:17

Cops Busted Trying to Sell Innocent Elderly Woman’s Car After Telling Her They Needed it for Evidence

After the woman finally got ahold of police and they could no longer sell her car in an auction, they still attempted to charge her for the impound fees—even though they insisted that they needed to hold the car as evidence.

Aug 08 08:16

Google Fires Diversity Manifesto Author James Damore For WrongThink

Google has fired the brilliant anti-diversity manifesto author James Damore for "perpetuating gender stereotypes."

Aug 08 08:13

Single mother is dragged to court over £85 fine for travelling with the wrong £5.40 train ticket - even though the proper one was the same price

Claire Long was slapped with the fine despite her friends just receiving formal warnings for the same offence

A SINGLE mum has been hauled before the courts after refusing to pay an £85 fine for having the wrong train ticket – despite buying one for the same price.
Claire Long, 40, had travelled from her home in Orrell, Lancs., but was unable to buy a ticket because there were no facilities available.

Aug 08 07:39

Man Died Defending Gay Friends from Shooter Who Went on Homophobic Rant, Witnesses Say

22-year-old Juan Javier Cruz was killed Sunday after defending his friends from a man who went on a homophobic rant, witnesses say. The suspect, 48-year-old Nelson Hernandez Mena, was arrested by The Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office. He now faces multiple charges, including first-degree murder.

Aug 08 07:38

USDA has begun censoring use of the term 'climate change', emails reveal

Staff at the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) have been told to avoid using the term climate change in their work, with the officials instructed to reference “weather extremes” instead.

Aug 07 18:56

CONFIRMED: Mueller Russiagate inquiry going nowhere, investigators ‘taking out private insurance’ against risk of lawsuits

In other words, after a year of investigation involving – according to some reports – 3,000 investigators and 14 prosecutors (!) and backed by the combined weight of the US’s massive intelligence community – no evidence of illegal collusion between the Trump campaign and the Russians has come to light, and the investigators are giving up hope of ever finding any.

Unsurprisingly some of them are now so worried about the retribution they may one day face because of the relentless way they have conducted an inquiry into literally nothing that CNN reports by them taking out insurance to protect themselves

Aug 07 15:47

Chemical Leak At YMCA Pool In NC Sends Scores Of Children To Hospital

A chemical leak at the YMCA facility pool in North Carolina has sent 43 people, including 40 children between the ages of six and 12, to hospital. Six of the children were reported as being in a serious but non-life-threatening condition.

Aug 07 15:17

Oxford Jazz concert-goer violently attacked after veiled threat from UK Jewish organisation

Drummer Will McClure, 73, who attended my concert on the evening of 6 August was subjected to an attack outside the concert by some anti Atzmon hooligans. He was injured in his eye and suffered from shock.

A week ago, the Oxford Albion Beatnik Book Shop, which hosted my concert, received a threatening letter from Stephen Silverman of the Campaign Against Anti-Semitism (CAA). Silverman hinted that something may happen unless the club surrendered to his demand and cancelled the concert. On the night of 6 August we saw the first violent attack against a Jazz audience. Will’s eyes bled for an hour...>>

Aug 07 14:55

POLICE RECEIVE GOD’S EYE TECHNOLOGY, GOOGLE EARTH WITH REAL TIME TIVO CAPABILITIES

“A new surveillance system that collects and records information in real-time — and then lets trackers rewind, zoom in and follow certain targets — has hit the test market streets of Baltimore, Md., and Dayton, Ohio, and in at least one crime-fighting unit in California,” the Washington Times reported.

The surveillance software sounds a lot like Google earth with real time and TIVO like capabilities, able to search any individuals location and associations through out their day. A law enforcement officer could track your daily voyage from when you leave your home in the morning until you return in the evening.

The system will be able to track your daily trends, where you travel to, who you are with, when you visit and for how long. Any crimes you may commit throughout your day could be used against you.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I don't know about you; but this article just makes me profoundly uncomfortable.

That everything I say and do can be surveilled, then used against me?!?

Thank you, no; I think I will pick up an abacus, and get away from computers and the phones, if this is the reality now.

Aug 07 14:30

You Cannot Begin A Crime In Good Faith

This morning we handed out flyers on Kellogg Boulevard in St. Paul. We encountered very few who knew why it is called that. Frank Kellogg was a hero in the sense that a whistleblower is a hero. He was a Secretary of State who had nothing but contempt for peace activism, until peace activism became too powerful, too mainstream, too irresistible. Then Kellogg changed his view, helped create the Kellogg-Briand Pact, and as Scott Shapiro notes in his wonderful forthcoming book, orchestrated a nasty and dishonest campaign to get himself a Nobel Peace Prize, rather than allowing that prize to go to Salmon Levinson, the activist who had initiated and led the movement to outlaw war.

Aug 07 13:05

FEDERAL COURTS RULE POLICE CAN COME IN YOUR HOME A KILL YOUR DOGS IF THEY ARE UNLICENSED

On Wednesday, a judge absurdly ruled the dogs were considered “contraband,” noting that Smith had no legal basis to sue the police department for shooting and killing her dogs, due to the canines not having been properly licensed.

Aug 07 12:52

AL GORE BOMBS IN THEATERS: ‘THIS WAS NOT SUPPOSED TO HAPPEN’: GORE’S SEQUEL COMES IN DISMAL 15TH AT BOX OFFICE – GORE FANS ALLEGE FILM ‘SABOTAGED’ BY PARAMOUNT

Of course it was “sabatoged” by Paramount. How could it be anything else? I mean, Gore is so credible. And he’s such a good prognosticator. Now where IS ManBearPig?

Aug 07 12:03

Ernst Zündel: A Lover, not a Hater, (by Michael Hoffman)

We have known few men who have loved our people and our civilization more than he did. It is not an exaggeration to say that he gave his life for love of them.

Aug 07 11:54

Italy Sends Warships into Libyan Waters to Block Refugees

On August 3, the Italians government sent the frigate Commandante Borsini into Libyan territorial waters to stop refugees fleeing Libya for Europe. This violation of the sovereignty of Libya, a former Italian colony, aims to destroy refugee vessels and force refugees back into Libya, where the militias that have controlled the country ever since the devastating NATO war against Libya in 2011 detain them in appalling conditions.

The Italian parliament has approved a law allowing the Italian navy to trespass into Libyan waters under the pretext that they are helping the Libyan coast guard to arrest refugees. Italian Defense Minister Roberta Pinotti even declared that the goal was to “reinforce Libyan sovereignty.” A large majority in parliament voted for the intervention, 328 to 113 in the lower house and 191 to 47 in the upper house.

Aug 07 11:20

Myanmar rejects allegations of human rights abuses against Rohingya

Myanmar on Sunday rejected allegations of crimes against humanity and ethnic cleansing during a crackdown against Rohingya Muslims last year, accusing the United Nations of making exaggerated claims in its report on the issue.

Rohingya militants killed nine border guards in October, sparking a response in which the army was accused of raping Rohingya women, shooting villagers on sight and burning down homes, sending an estimated 75,000 people fleeing to Bangladesh.

A U.N. report in February said security forces instigated a campaign that "very likely" amounted to crimes against humanity and possibly ethnic cleansing. This led to the establishment of a U.N. probe which is being blocked by Myanmar.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

If Myanmar is blocking this probe, it's a dead moral certainty that at least some of these accusations are, unfortunately, quite true.

Aug 07 10:59

IDF to start drafting students during military prep week

Instead of sending draft orders to 11th grade students and plucking them out of their school year for a battery of tests ahead of their conscription, the army will now start doing so during their ‘Gadna’ week, where they first learn about the army life.

The Education Corps and the Personnel Branch of the IDF are currently advancing an initiative to, for the first time, send Israeli draft orders to teens in 11th grade during attendance at their pre-military preparation week.

The first to experience the combination of these two experiences are thousands of high school students who are scheduled to spend the military prep week—in Israel known as Gadna—at the Hahava Alon base in the Galilee in the coming school year.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

One has to wonder just what wars these kids and getting groomed and prepped to fight; against Iran, or for the continued, slo-mo genocide against the Palestinian people?!?

Ideologically, I'm sure the IDF will "boil" these kids slowly, and inculcate justthe right amount of venom for the hatred of both peoples, so that murder against them becomes the "trained and appropriate" response.

Aug 07 10:50

German techno band faces charges for Crimea concert: Ukraine envoy

German techno band Scooter faces significant legal consequences for performing at a festival in the Crimea region of Ukraine that was annexed by Russia in 2014, the Ukrainian ambassador to Germany said an interview published Saturday.

Andrij Melnyk, Ukraine's envoy to Germany, told the Funke Mediengruppe newspaper chain that the band's decision to enter the Crimea region "illegally" on Thursday was "not only a scandal, but also a crime with serious legal consequences."

Melnyk said Ukrainian prosecutors had already begun legal proceedings against the band.

"This isn't some minor infraction, but a serious crime that will be punished," he told the newspaper group.

The band was due to appear at the ZBFest rock festival in Balaklava on Friday.

Scooter front man H.P. Baxxter told German media last month the band was going to Crimea to perform music, not engage in politics.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Andrij Melnyk, a word (or two), please.

First, let us politely strip away your completely idiotic, lying pretext that Russia allegedly "annexed" Ukraine.

Ukraine was regime changed by US/IMF/Soros agents in 2014, when the non-Eurocentric, duly elected Yanukovich got thrown under a bus, and Poroshenko got "anointed" as Ukraine's president, in an election more crooked than is a dog's hind leg.

President Obama publicly admitted to US culpability in this process:

Obama admits that the US brokered a deal in support of regime change in Ukraine

It's not Russia that's pushed Ukraine to the brink of war

Also, unless you have a really lousy case of SMD (Selective Memory Disorder), you will recall the reality about Victoria Nuland's nearly bragging about having spent 5 billion dollars to create regime change in Kiev in a presentation:

Victoria Nuland's Admits Washington Has Spent $5 Billion to "Subvert Ukraine"

Those, sir, are the realities of the situation; there was no annexation of Crimea by Russia; the Crimeans held a referendum of their people ( an exercise in peaceful self-determination, which as a signatory to the UN Charter, Ukraine defends, right?!?) as to whether Crimeans wanted to stay with Ukraine, post-coup, or petition the Russian Federation to join it. In an overwhelming majority vote, the Crimeans voted to petition the Russian Federation to become a member, and the Russian Federation accepted their petition.

Now, as to these German nationals performing in Crimea; if, in fact, they are German citizens, the law of Ukraine holds absolutely no sway in Germany, so there is utterly no legal foundation for a prosecution against them.

IF Germany decides to prosecute them, due to their going along with the "US Party Line" which supports the lie of Russian annexation, that is well within Germany's purview.

Now I am no fan of techno pop; but as a sister musician operating in a profoundly different musical paradigm (I'm a published Christian fine arts composer), art needs to be free, and be performed wherever there is welcomed, and not politicized.

Sir, in pursuing this lawsuit, you are appearing to the world, to be behaving as the nether end of a jaysap, and I would strongly encourage you to drop this lawsuit, and right now, for the sake or your and Ukraine's international reputation.

Aug 07 10:28

US Border Agents Urged Mexican Teen To Drink The Liquid Meth That Killed Him

Newly released video footage shows U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents telling 16-year-old Mexican teenager Cruz Velazquez to drink from a bottle of liquid methamphetamine at a border checkpoint in San Diego, causing him to die from an acute drug overdose

Aug 07 10:15

Federal Court Dismisses US Veterans’ Lawsuit Over Burn Pits

The long, sad story of burn pits has included years of US veterans facing major health ramifications from being stationed near the pits, breathing in the toxic fumes from them. With studies showing the open burning of munitions and waste was wildly dangerous, you’d think this would be a slam dunk for a lawsuit.

That’s not the case, however, as US District Court Judge Roger Titus has dismissed a lawsuit by veterans and family members related to the health problems, and even deaths, caused by the burn pits, saying there was no way to hold anyone accountable for it.

The burn pit problem has been well documented for several years, but Titus insisted the lawsuit against KBR could not proceed, because the military contractor which ran the burn pits didn’t get to decide where to position them, that being a military decision.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I, cynically, have to wonder: just how much of Judge Titus' portfolio is invested directly in KBR, or other members of the military/industrial complex, to the point where he believe (and rightly) that allowing this law suit to go forward would be a slippery slope, opening the door to other lawsuits, which would destroy his portfolio's value horrifically?!? And if, in fact, that was the case, did he not have the moral and legal obligation to recuse himself from the case?!?

The lawyers for those who brought this case forward should have known if this was true, and demanded that another judge try the case because the judge would have been economically biased against the plaintiffs, if that reality existed.

Apparently, in his bitterly cold, sang-foid appraisal, those Vets killed or maimed for life due to proximity to these burn pits, were simply "collateral damage" to the military process, and irrelevant, expendable human beings anyway, so they, and their families, were utterly unworthy of any compensation whatsoever, due to the damage their proximity to these burn pits caused.

Tortured logic serves the military industrial complex, and their profit margins, quite nicely, and this decision is a brilliant demonstration of this kind of soulless, mental exercise.

Aug 07 10:10

Duterte’s ‘golden age’ of infrastructure hits the peso

Gee! Wonder who is manipulating the Peso. The NWO Boys don't like this guy.

While the peso’s dip is raising eyebrows in a region where the Thai baht and the Malaysian ringgit are flirting with multi-year highs, it’s come mainly because the Philippines, one of the world’s fastest growing economies, has been enjoying a construction boom.

Besides private construction, companies like Teravera are confident of more contracts coming from the government’s drive to upgrade its dilapidated roads, railways, ports and airports, which have been a drag on the economy.

Aug 07 10:07

US Marine was told by his neighbors that he could not fly the American Flag in his yard all year long …

This is his response. Is this not one of the best “UP YOURS!!!”, you’ve ever seen?

Aug 07 09:58

SAUDI BULLDOZERS FLATTEN POPULATED TOWN AS RESIDENTS FLEE CARNAGE

HUNDREDS OF SHIA MUSLIMS IN AWAMIYA ARE FORCED FROM THEIR HOMES AMID FIGHTING AND COMPULSORY EVICTIONS.

The Saudi government has been forcibly relocating residents of the restive city of Awamiya as clashes continue between soldiers and militant groups in the old city.

Hundreds of people have fled or been evacuated from Awamiya since the beginning of the current troubles which have killed at least seven people, including two police officers. According to al-Hayat newspaper, the government received requests from residents and farmers around Awamiya to help them flee the violence.

However, activists say that residents have been driven out of their homes and their properties seized by private development companies, primarily in and around the historic Almosara district.

An image sent to Middle East Eye by an Awamiya activist showed a requisition order pinned to a house in the district of al-Shweikah, about 6 km south of Almosara.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

How Israeli of Prince Salman and the Saudi government!!

But will you hear a PEEP out of the presstitutes and whorespondents on this issue ?!?

Were I a betting woman, I would bet, absolutely not!!

Aug 07 09:51

US to Respond to Russia's Move to Reduce US Diplomatic Mission by September 1

Talking to reporters after a meeting with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov on the sidelines of the 50th ASEAN Foreign Ministers’ Meeting (AMM) and Related Meetings, which is currently underway in Manila, Tillerson said that he had informed his Russian counterpart about it, according to the Associated Press.
Tillerson, however, did not specified regarding the US retaliatory measures.

According to Tillerson, the White House wants to continue cooperating with Russia and not to cut off ties due to the existing contradictions.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The ham-fistedly, pig-headedly stupid sanctions that Congress placed against Russia, North Korea, and Iran, may well have far worse consequences than imagined.

It has already brought North Korea and Iran closer together.

Iran ditched the dollar earlier this year.

Iran ditches US dollar as a medium of exchange

China and Russia ditched the dollar earlier this year.

Russia and China bypass US Dollar

What happens when the rest of the world follows this trend, and the US, even with all of its military might, is unable to stop this?!?

Aug 07 09:39

AFRICAN CHILDREN PAY THE PRICE FOR “CLEAN GREEN” ELECTRIC CAR BATTERY TECHNOLOGY

Goldman Sachs, the merchant bank, calls cobalt ‘the new gasoline’ but there are no signs of new wealth in the DRC, where the children haul the rocks brought up from tunnels dug by hand.

Adult miners dig up to 600ft below the surface using basic tools, without protective clothing or modern machinery. Sometimes the children are sent down into the narrow makeshift chambers where there is constant danger of collapse.

Cobalt is such a health hazard that it has a respiratory disease named after it – cobalt lung, a form of pneumonia which causes coughing and leads to permanent incapacity and even death.

Even simply eating vegetables grown in local soil can cause vomiting and diarrhoea, thyroid damage and fatal lung diseases, while birds and fish cannot survive in the area.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

How horrifically ironic; children dying, or having their breathing compromised for life, in the process of creating "clean energy."

Aug 07 09:34

U.S. TROOPS FLOW INTO YEMEN AND MORE ARE PROBABLY ON THE WAY

Emirate officials greeted U.S. forces at an airport in Hadramaut province on Friday as they entered Yemen. Mainstream media is wishy-washy describing the role that the troops will play which indicates that their activity is likely much more involved than officials would like to admit. BBC even whitewashed over the presence, using the term “US-backed troops” instead. Yemeni media, on the other hand, has been crystal clear in their reporting, insisting that the fields are directly under control of U.A.E. and U.S. troops.

According to Yemen’s Saba News Agency, U.S. and Emirate forces swiftly expelled AQAP from oil and gas fields in Shabwah province. This operation led many Yemeni’s to worry about the U.S. and their allies intentions and possible looting of Yemen’s resources; especially so considering that the United Arab Emirates relies heavily on Qatar for gas.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

To the people of Yemen; what US forces, combined with Saudi forces, are attempting to do here quite simple: to regime change the country to a Western-centric government; to expropriate physical resources to which it has utterly no moral right ( like Yemen's oil); and insure that the oil, and other resources, are only sold in US dollars.

And those Yemenis who oppose this are simply assassinated, then labeled as "collateral damage", and "neutralized with extreme prejudice"- even their infant children, as the following images will attest:

Images: Yemeni children murdered and maimed for life, courtesy of Saudi bombing raids

I am singularly distressed about being a citizen of a country which colludes with Saudi war crimes in Yemen; this announcement of the deployment of more US troops signals a ratcheting up of the slo-mo Saudi genocide of the Yemeni people, until the Saudi/US-desired results are accomplished.

Aug 07 09:22

Sex robots are ‘saving lives’ and helping customers who MARRY them avoid a 'messy divorce'

SEX robots have “saved lives” after customers have married their dolls following the end of a relationship or the death of a spouse, a top bot creation company has claimed.

Aug 07 09:10

Al Jazeera Slams Israel’s Move to Ban Network: These Are Actions of Only Democracy in Mideast?

Al Jazeera denounced on Monday Israel's decision to close the Jerusalem bureau of Qatar's flagship satellite network, saying that the measure "undermines" Israeli claims to be the Middle East's sole democracy and that it will take legal action.

On Sunday, Communications Minister Ayoub Kara (Likud) announced Israel would revoke the press credentials of Al Jazeera journalists, effectively preventing them from working in the country, in addition to shutting down their Jerusalem bureau and preventing their broadcasting on Israel's satellite networks. His announcement came in response to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's call to remove the media network from the Jewish state based on claims that it incites violence against Israel.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The logic here is simple enough; Tel Aviv pathologically cannot tolerate any reasonable, honest, and documented stories about its corruption, racism, and its deeply, brazenly apartheid-like Palestinophobia.

And when a guy like South Africa's Bishop Desmond Tutu labels Israel's actions toward the Palestinians as "apartheid", this is a guy who truly knows what he is talking about.

Bishop Desmond Tutu says Israel is guilty of apartheid in its treatment of Palestinians

However, that being said, such a move will not stop either Al Jazeera, or other independent media, from reporting the truth regarding Israel's slo-mo genocide against the Palestinians.

In fact, such a move on the part of Minister Ayoub Kara will simply serve to focus the spotlight to an even more radar-like, unblinking lens, 24/7, against Israeli atrocities against the Palestinian population.

IF Kara thought, for a millisecond, that this would reduce coverage on the plight of Palestinians, he was absolutely, epic-fail, wrong in his assessment.

Aug 07 09:04

DHS: TETHERED DRONE TESTED IN SECURING TRUMP’S VACATION GOLF COURSE IN NEW JERSEY

DHS has announced it will test a tethered drone for surveillance over the Trump National Golf Course in New Jersey, where the president is on a 17-day vacation which started on Friday. Tethered drones fly at altitudes of 300-400 feet. The fly autonomously, but an operator on the ground can control the cameras.

Aug 07 08:54

TURKEY & QATAR STAGE MILITARY DRILLS AMID GULF DIPLOMATIC CRISIS

Turkey and Qatar have staged joint military drills showcasing their strategic alliance, according to Qatari media. It comes after Turkish troops moved into Qatar following a diplomatic and transport blockade imposed against Doha by several Arab countries.

The drills were aimed at preparing Qatar's military to defend "vital economic, strategic and infrastructure facilities," Al-Sharq newspaper reported, as quoted by Reuters.

The exercises come after Turkish media reported that joint drills would be taking place August 6-7, with officials saying they would be aimed at "strengthening the defense capabilities of both countries" and "boosting efforts to combat armed groups and maintaining stability in the region."

According to Anadolu agency, Qatari Emiri Navy Commander Rear Admiral Mohammed Nasser al-Mohannadi visited the Turkish frigate ‘TCG Gökova’ last week, which is docked at Hamad Port in Qatar.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This situation could ignite at any moment, as Saudi Arabia has gone back to its original position that its 13 requirements must be met by Doha, and Doha has stated that it will not respond of any of the items with which Saudi Arabia and other Arab countries want done.

Turkey's military already being in Qatar, and doing military exercises, means that Doha hopes the Turkish military presence will preclude any Saudi Arabian military moves against it.

And as a further complication, Qatar is home to the largest military base in the Middle East, Al Udeid Air Base, housing 11,000 US military.

IF Saudi Arabia decides to go in militarily, if Qatar is recalcitrant, how is the US going to respond, and what will be the standing orders to the CO's at Al Udeid?!?

This is rapidly devolving into one hot mess.

Aug 07 08:27

It’s Not Fair: Smart People Need to Check Their “Cognitive Privilege”

There’s a new kind of “privilege” in town, and if you suffer from it, you can’t help it any more than you can help your skin color or your gender. (Although, of late, gender seems to be completely open to debate and have nothing to do with biology.) If you are an intelligent person, you have “cognitive privilege” according to an op-ed.

Well, that’s just really not fair, is it?

Aug 07 08:25

TRUMP IS WINNING AND MORE AMERICANS WORKING THAN EVER: LIBERALS STILL TALKING ABOUT RUSSIA

The number of employed Americans hit a record high of 153,513,000 in July, according to the latest numbers released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. There were 345,000 more Americans who gained employment over the month, and more individuals joined the labor force as well.

Aug 07 08:06

Farewell, Ernst Zundel 

A great man -- a true hero of his people and for the world -- has just departed for Valhalla. It is said that Ernst Zundel, 78, died of heart attack in Germany. Whether the attack was artificially induced by "the usual suspects," or brought on prematurely due the years of accumulated stress and abuse that were heaped upon him by "the usual suspects" makes little difference. All over the Jewish diaspora, you can be sure that "the usual suspects" are "mazel toving" and having orgasms over the news of his demise.

Herr Zundel was a kind and gentle German-Canadian whom "the usual suspects" had jailed several times. In Canada, he was jailed for publishing literature "likely to incite hatred against an identifiable group." In the United States, "the usual suspects" had him arrested for "overstaying his visa." And, in Germany, "the usual suspects" had him imprisoned for "inciting racial hatred."

Aug 07 07:29

Russia to reduce reliance on US dollar & payment systems in response to sanctions

The blackmailed dummies in the US Congress just shot the USA in the ass!

The Russian government will intensify efforts to cut the country’s dependence on US payment systems and the dollar as a settling currency, said Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov on Monday, as quoted by RIA Novosti.

Aug 07 07:09

U.S. Prepared to Launch ‘Preventive War’ Against North Korea, Says H.R. McMaster

The United States is preparing for all options to counter the growing threat from North Korea, including launching a “preventive war,” national security adviser H.R. McMaster said in an interview with MSNBC that aired Saturday. The comments come following North Korea carrying out two tests of intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs) last month.

Aug 07 07:08

Kansas Grandmother Deported for Voter Fraud Leaves U.S. in Tears

As she held her two-week-old grandson, Margarita Fitzpatrick prepared for a family dinner she'd never forget.
Then she cried.
"Leaving them behind is heartbreaking," she said. "There are no words to describe (it)."
The dinner at her daughter's home would be her last in the country she loved.
In just hours, Fitzpatrick would have to board a plane to her native Peru at the order of immigration officials. Her legal options had been exhausted. Ten long years of court battles had come to this.

Aug 07 03:09

Bishop Richard Williamson on Ernst Zundel

(from 2016:) As for the label “anti-semite”, as Joseph Sobran said, that does not mean anyone who hates the Jews, but anyone who the Jews hate. My own eyes were opened as to who the Jews are and what they are up to, in theory by the small book of the Argentinian priest, Fr Julio Meinvielle “The Mystery of the Jews in History”, in practice by the Zuendel trials in Canada in the late 1980’s. Hats off to brave lovers and tellers of truth, without any hatred of the Jews or of anybody else, men like Faurisson and Zuendel, even if they are not Catholics (but then the Catholic Church too has been heavily subverted since the Second Vatican Council). Such men have rendered a huge service to poor modern mankind!

Aug 06 22:38

Court deals major blow to veterans suing military contractor KBR

A federal judge has dismissed a major lawsuit against a defense contractor by veterans and their family members over burn pit operations in Iraq and Afghanistan that plaintiffs said caused them chronic and sometimes deadly respiratory diseases and cancer.

The dismissal — the second by Titus in the case — deals a major blow to the more than 700 veterans, family members and former KBR employees who brought the suit.Plaintiffs were disappointed, and some were furious.

“My husband is DEAD because of burn pits,” Dina McKenna, whose husband, former Army Sgt. William McKenna, died in 2010 from a rare form of T-cell lymphoma after serving in Iraq, told McClatchy in an email. “I want someone to be held accountable.”

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