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ASSASSINATION

Jan 14 09:02

Damning new evidence that Dr Kelly DIDN'T commit suicide: The disturbing flaws in the official government story surrounding the death of Blair's chemical weapons expert

I have updated my book after being contacted by John Scurr, a world-renowned consultant surgeon specialising in vascular surgery – surgery on veins and arteries. He does not believe it possible that Dr Kelly died in the manner officially found.

Scurr told me that Dr Kelly’s half-sister, Sarah Pape OBE – a leading plastic surgeon based at the Royal Victoria Hospital in Newcastle – rang him shortly after Hutton published his report in January 2004 to say she didn’t believe Dr Kelly had taken his own life.

Scurr told me: ‘Sarah Pape clearly had concerns about whether Dr Kelly could have died from slashing his wrist. We had an in-depth conversation about it. She took the trouble to contact me after the Hutton Inquiry finished to discuss whether one could actually die from slashing the ulnar artery [which passes through the wrist on the little finger side].

Jan 13 19:26

Damning new evidence that Dr Kelly DIDN'T commit suicide: The disturbing flaws in the official government story surrounding the death of Blair's chemical weapons expert

Scurr has his own significant professional doubts too – remember, he is an expert when it comes to blood vessels.

He said: ‘I don’t believe it’s possible to die from simply cutting your ulnar artery. It is a very small artery and it is unlikely you could lose enough blood to cause cardiac arrest and death. It is much more likely he died from another cause. One possibility is a heart attack caused by whatever reason and this was an attempt to mask that.

‘The relative absence of blood at the scene and the fact that a rather blunt knife was used are significant. If one were to cut the wrist holding the knife in the right hand, the artery that would be cut is not the ulnar artery, which is on the inside of the hand, but the radial artery on the outside of the hand.

‘It seems more probable that somebody else took the knife and actually slashed the wrist, taking the stroke across the ulnar artery.’

Jan 13 09:59

Damning new evidence that Dr Kelly DIDN'T commit suicide: The disturbing flaws in the official government story surrounding the death of Blair's chemical weapons expert

The 59-year-old scientist’s body was discovered on July 18, 2003, days after he had been grilled publicly in front of a Select Committee of MPs about his contact with the BBC journalist Andrew Gilligan.

Gilligan had reported that the Government dossier, which claimed Iraq could deploy weapons of mass destruction at 45 minutes’ notice, was unreliable – exaggerated or ‘sexed up’ for political purposes.

And Dr Kelly, a chemical weapons expert who worked for the Foreign Office and Ministry of Defence, was soon unmasked by Downing Street officials as the BBC’s informant.

He always denied being the main source of the story but was nonetheless thrust into the spotlight against his will.

Jan 12 09:33

Snowden: If Israel’s NSO had refused sale to Saudi, Khashoggi would be alive

US whistle-blower Edward Snowden has said that if Israeli spyware firm NSO Group had refused to sell its technology to Saudi Arabia, murdered Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi would still be alive.

In an exclusive interview with Israeli newspaper Yedioth Ahronoth published yesterday, Snowden stressed: “There is a real possibility that if NSO had refused to sell [its] dangerous technology to Saudi Arabia, which is a country that has a long history of human rights violations, Khashoggi would still have been alive.”

Snowden continued: “Whether you agree with me or not, it is clear that [NSO Group’s work] is dangerous […] they say they are saving lives, but the evidence suggests they are doing the opposite.”

Jan 11 08:24

“THE INTERNET’S OWN BOY”

On this day in 2013, the news reported that Aaron Swartz committed suicide.

Bulletin: Nearly five years to the day of Swartz’s “suicide”, we are being told that his partner in programming James Dolan has “committed suicide” too.

James was an ex-Marine and computer security expert who was part of a three-man team with Swartz on the development of SecureDrop, an open source whistleblower submission system.

Jan 10 12:38

FLASHBACK - Former DNC head denies ‘report’ she was at hospital night of Seth Rich murder

Donna Brazile, the former interim head of the Democratic National Committee (DNC), flatly denied claims by conservative blogger Matt Couch that she was at the same hospital where former DNC Staffer Seth Rich died.

Couch made several claims on Sunday and Monday that Brazile and Washington D.C. Mayor Muriel Browser were at the hospital Rich was taken to the morning he was killed on July 10, 2016.

Jan 10 10:44

FLASHBACK - The Coldest Case

Over the next 11 years, the question of who killed Mallove would lead Curtis down a path he never expected. Mallove, the detective discovered, was one of the world’s most outspoken advocates for cold fusion. “It’s science well above my intellect,” Curtis says. Yet cold fusion isn’t just a complicated form of nuclear energy. It’s also highly controversial. Supporters see it as energy’s holy grail, the key to saving the Earth from environmental destruction. Critics maintain it might not even be possible—and that any claims that it’s already been achieved are total fringe-science lunacy. Understanding Mallove, and what his death meant, required delving into a world of knowledge and intrigue where the scientist had once battled and thrived.

Last November, on a rainy, gray afternoon, Curtis, a 48-year-old with graying hair and bright blue eyes, drives to the spot in Norwich where his investigation began. “We had to start right there,” he tells me. “We had to start on the driveway.”

Jan 08 11:33

‘UNDER UN’S CARE’: SAUDI WOMAN ‘RESCUED’ FROM DEPORTATION AFTER SOCIAL MEDIA STORM

The UN is examining the asylum appeal of a young Saudi woman who fled her family and is afraid of getting killed if sent home. She earlier barricaded herself in a Thai hotel room, refusing to leave until the UN intervened.
It will take the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) “several days” to determine whether Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun, 18, needs international protection, the organization’s representative in Thailand said. The woman earlier claimed asylum, fearing that she will be killed if expelled to her home country. UNHCR staff is expected to continue interviewing her on Tuesday.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

IF these stories are true, it is not an uncommon thing for Women to be treated by their families like this, in Saudi Arabia.

But of course, that is NOT the image the Saudi monarchs want to be shown in the West, hence their desperate attempts to get her back home, where she will most likely be tried and sentenced to death by a kangaroo court, for no longer following the Wahabbi-"flavor" of Islam.

And here, surprisingly, is a companion piece which appeared in elle.com: What to Know About Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun, the Saudi Teen Fleeing Her Family

One cannot but wish this lady safe passage to a country where behaviour like this will not be both tolerated, and encouraged, against women.

And please remember: this country's leader, Saudi Arabia's Butcher of Yemen, AKA Saudi Arabia's Prince Mohammed bin Salman, the guy to whose country the US is now selling $195 million of weaponry upgrades, is one of President Trump's BFFs in the Middle East.

Missile Defense Upgrades for Saudi Arabia, despite Khashoggi Assassination.

Jan 08 11:05

AN 'ACCIDENTAL' DEATH? PROTESTS BREAK OUT OUTSIDE HOME OF DEMOCRATIC DONOR, AFTER BODY FOUND INSIDE

Protests have broken out outside the California home of wealthy Democratic donor and LGBT activist Ed Buck, after the second dead body of a black man was found inside in less than two years.

The dead man – an unidentified man in his 50s – was a “longtime friend” of Buck, Attorney Seymour Amster told Fox News. He apparently turned up at Buck’s door on Sunday night and began acting “in a bizarre way,” before dying in the Los Angeles apartment.

“As far as we're concerned, this is an accidental death,” Amster told Fox.

Neighbors aren’t convinced. Shortly after the discovery on Monday, they began turning up outside Buck’s Los Angeles residence. The protesters blame Buck for the man’s death, and say they have called the police on the wealthy donor before.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

My bet is, even if he IS guilty, that this guy will most probably skate; the rich rarely eat their own.

Jan 08 08:52

German AfD MP brutally beaten in ‘politically-motivated attempted assassination’ (GRAPHIC)

The Bremen chairman of the right-wing Alternative for Germany (AfD) party, Frank Magnitz, is battling for his life after sustaining a gaping wound to his head following an attack by three unknown assailants.

Jan 08 08:49

Graphic: Chairman Of Germany's Anti Immigrant AfD Party Brutally Beaten In "Assassination Attempt"

Frank Magnitz, Chairman of Germany's right-wing AfD party, was beaten within an inch of his life on Monday by three men as he left a New Year's reception, according to the AfD Bremen Facebook page, which adds that he was knocked unconscious with a wooden board and repeatedly kicked in the head.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Think "Brown Shirts."

Jan 07 09:32

Why Trump's Advisors Keep Quashing His Realist Whims

The multitude of policy zigs and zags seems to constitute a case of a president suffering from foreign policy bipolar disorder. Yet a pattern may exist amidst all of the turmoil. Trump’s foreign policy instincts often appear to be a sound and refreshing contrast to the stale conventional wisdom that has led the United States to careen from one interventionist debacle to another over the past quarter-century. (His early hostile stance toward North Korea and his policy toward Iran at all times are the major exceptions to sound instincts.) But time and again Trump has allowed his advisers to talk him out of his initial (usually correct) positions. That’s not surprising. The president is not an avid reader about foreign policy (or apparently anything else), and his knowledge base is alarmingly shallow. That deficiency gives policy advisers an exceptional degree of influence.

Jan 07 09:28

$100 Billion in Weapons to the Saudis Buys a World Full of Hurt

On December 13, the United States Senate made history with a vote invoking the 1973 War Powers Act to stop America’s military participation in, and support of, the unauthorized and immoral war against the desperate people in Yemen.

Never before had a vote of this nature passed the Senate. The measure passed with 56 senators voting in support and 41 voting against. It marked the first time the Senate has been able to put the breaks on our involvement in Yemen, a war that was never authorized by Congress, as is required by our Constitution.

Meanwhile, Speaker Paul Ryan went to extraordinary lengths to forestall a vote on a similar motion in the House of Representatives.

The history here is worth noting.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

As I type this, the US military is aiding and abetting Saudi troops in Yemen, and, with the US government, is culpable a colluding in what have to be called "war crimes"; there is just no way to say this.

I have seen too many images of Yemeni children blown to bits, courtesy of Saudi air strikes; I have seen too many images of Yemeni children dying from malnutrition, courtesy of US/Saudi blockade of Yemen's ports, so no food can get into this tortured country; and I have seen too many images of Yemeni children, sickened by cholera, (possibly weaponised), courtesy of Saudi bombing water Yemen's infrastructure, to be silent.

Yes, bombs are about the only thing other countries want to buy from us, and just from a business perspective, one could say, these sales are "good for business"; but at what cost to this country's very soul and nature, do we continue to arm countries like Saudi Arabia and Bahrain, the crooked and dictatorial leadership of which hates any notion of a constitutional monarchy, and continue to oppress their own people?!?

I don't know about the rest of you, folks, but I am very tired of living in a country which, so consistently around the world, commits war crimes with impunity.

I remember being a kid, and being very proud to be an American; but as I got older, and was trying to look, objectively, at what the US does around the world, and why it does it, these "Claire on the Road" moments (at least intellectually), have been a real eye-opener.

The pattern is extremely clear. If there is someone sitting at the head of a government that DC doesn't like, with great resources (Like Afghanistan or Iraq) it destabilizes it; "the US creates "regime change", to a more Western-centric government; has the resources of that country expropriated, and controlled by US-friendly corporations, and all of the transactions done only in the US dollar.

When Karl Marx made the observation "All wars are economic in nature", the guy was very clearly correct in his assessment.

Jan 07 08:33

FIVE-YEAR JAIL TERMS SOUGHT FOR EX-TEPCO EXECUTIVES OVER FUKUSHIMA NUCLEAR DISASTER

Five-year prison terms were sought Wednesday for three former executives of Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings Inc. for their alleged failure to prevent the Fukushima nuclear disaster triggered by the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami.
At the Tokyo District Court, court-appointed lawyers acting as prosecutors said if the three had collected information properly and prepared necessary safety measures it would have been possible to predict the massive tsunami and prevent the disaster.

Tsunehisa Katsumata, 78, chairman of the company at the time of the disaster at the Fukushima No. 1 power plant, and Ichiro Takekuro, 72, and Sakae Muto, 68, both former vice presidents, have pleaded not guilty, arguing the tsunami was unforeseeable and the disaster would have occurred even if they had implemented preventive measures.

A final hearing for the defense will be held next March.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Only 5 years for the devastation created by Fukushima, on top of lack of real planning by these guys, since 2008?!?

It should be a life sentence for these guys, without parole, and not, please, in the Japanese equivalent of a "Club Fed."

Jan 07 08:14

SOME INTERESTING NEW INFORMATION ABOUT 9/11

The big problem is that the government is withholding crucial evidence. And then there’s other evidence the state and mainstream media refuse to even consider.

Paul Craig Roberts is an American economist and former United States Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for Economic Policy under President Reagan. Roberts was an associate editor and columnist for The Wall Street Journal and columnist for Business Week and has received the Warren Brookes Award for Excellence in Journalism. In 1993 the Forbes Media Guide ranked him as one of the top seven journalists in the United States.

Jan 03 11:59

Here Is A Video Of Julian Assange Coming As Close As He Ever Has To Revealing The Source Of One Of His Leaks. His Name Was SETH RICH!

For Those Who Have Never Seen It, He Was The Source Of The DNC Leaks (Not Russia). He Was A DNC Staffer. He Was Murdered For Leaking By The DNC. We Owe Him Justice.

Jan 03 09:42

Mayor gunned down shortly after taking office in Mexico

A Mexican mayor was gunned down shortly after he took office, the governor of Mexico's southern state of Oaxaca said. Gov. Alejandro Murat confirmed the killing of Tlaxiaco Mayor Alejandro Aparicio Santiago via his Twitter account Tuesday.

Murat condemned the slaying and promised a thorough investigation, saying a suspect was already in custody. The state prosecutor's office said in a statement that Aparicio had just been sworn in and was headed to a meeting at city hall when an unknown number of gunmen opened fire at him.

He was taken to a hospital, but died there later. Four other people were wounded in the attack.

Jan 03 09:08

Israel's new army chief pushed for Assad assassination: Report

Anonymous Israeli official tells Saudi newspaper that Aviv Kochavi wanted to take out the Syrian president but his request was denied

Jan 02 11:10

CIA-MANAGED FORCES IN AFGHANISTAN ARE REPORTEDLY CONDUCTING 'TORTURE AND KILLINGS WITH NEAR IMPUNITY'

Afghan strike forces overseen by the CIA are operating with little care for preventing civilian casualties, a lengthy New York Times report details Monday, and their brutality has fostered local populations' sympathy for the Taliban.

The CIA-managed teams work "unconstrained by battlefield rules designed to protect civilians, conducting night raids, torture and killings with near impunity," the Times reports, citing Afghan and American officials. "Those abuses are actively pushing people toward the Taliban, the officials say," and as the U.S. military footprint in the country has declined from its 2011 peak of about 100,000, these "strike forces are increasingly the way that a large number of rural Afghans experience the American presence." Unconfirmed reports suggest some raids may even include American operatives.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

One has to read this with absolute disgust, contempt, and a really nasty feeling in one's gut, that were war crimes were a competitive sport, the US would be close to winning "the gold", as the country which has committed so many war crimes that it has lost count..if count was ever kept.

And I have to speculate; is this behaviour on the part of the CIA-backed troops actually intended and engineered to make this 18 year old war run longer, so that the various "Alphabet Soup" agencies, which make millions running the poppy trade, creating very strong, cheap, heroin, for "off-shelf operations", won't lose their source of income?!?

Were I a betting woman, I would not bet against it. And no, the photos below haven't been photoshopped:

Images: US military guarding opium poppy fields in Afghanistan

Jan 01 11:17

CIA’s Afghan Forces Terrorize the Public, Undermine Trust

7 years into the US war in Afghanistan, various administrations have tried myriad different strategies to try to win the war, many of them involving recruiting local groups. While the Pentagon’s various allies have had well-documented problems, they’re nothing compared to the CIA.

Clandestine and playing fast and loose with the rules, the CIA’s own Afghan forces, various bands of local gunmen with some nominal training, have missions to do, and very little in the way of rules of engagement.

Being told to “search for militants” is all but blanket permission to raid and loot random homes. One survivor of such a raid describes the fighters taking him away for questioning. After they took him, they killed his two brothers and sister-in-law, then burned the house to the ground, killing his 3-year-old daughter.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I really hate being a citizen of a country which perpetually commits war crimes; reading this story this morning, made me just ill.

And remember; this horrific, nearly 18 years-on war, is not being fought "to defend the American way of life", or honor, or glory; it is being perpetuated so that ultimately, a US-compliant Afghani government will make sure that the pipelines can be leased by the appropriate corporations; make sure that only US-centric corporations can extract Afghanistan's rare earth minerals; and that rights to harvest and distribute opium poppies are done only with US-friendly resources, and that the transactions for all this are conducted with US dollars only.

When Karl Marx made the observation that "All wars are economic" in nature, he was dead spot on; unfortunately, in US history classes, the financial components leading to wars, are seldom legitimately recognised.

Jan 01 09:35

REPORT: DA NEVER INTERVIEWED COP BEFORE JUSTIFYING MURDER OF INNOCENT DAD IN RAID ON WRONG HOME

In December of 2017, police responded to a prank call, also known as a “swatting,” at the home of Andrew Finch. When the entirely innocent and unarmed father answered the door during the raid, Officer Justin Rapp was recorded on video killing him in cold blood. After the coverage died down in the press, and as TFTP accurately predicted in
January, the Wichita District Attorney quietly announced that there will be no charges. Now, we are learning that this decision was made in spite of the fact that the DA reportedly never even interviewed Rapp.

“It’s one year later and the leadership of Wichita and the WPD have failed to take any responsibility for the unjustified, unconstitutional and tragic death of Andy Finch,” Attorney Andrew Stroth wrote in a statement. “Two young children no longer have their father because of a pattern, practice and history of excessive force utilized by the Wichita Police and the unreasonable actions of Officer Justin Rapp.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Absoflippinglutely unbelievable, but perfectly predictable, for police departments around the US, whose motto appears not to be "To Protect and Serve" to "To assassinate innocents, and not ask questions afterward."

Dec 31 10:13

American Legion Joins VFW in Calling for Congressional Investigation of Israel's Attack on USS Liberty.

Due to the persistence of surviving crew members and the continual emergence of new revelations, the national veteran's group American Legion has passed Resolution 40 calling for Congress to "publicly, impartially, and thoroughly" investigate the attack by Israel on an American ship in 1967, in which 34 American sailors were killed and hundreds of others were wounded. The resolution comes despite a veil of government secrecy which keeps key documents on the attack classified more than 50 years later. [NSA USS Liberty documents.

The attack, which surviving crew members to a man say was deliberate, as well as a stellar list of high-ranking officials, has never been officially investigated outside of a Navy Court of Inquiry and an NSA probe. Surviving crew members were not allowed to testify to key points which did not fit the official conclusion that it was an accident.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This may only happen when pigs make the amazing discovery that they are aerodynamic, but to have such respected, Veteran-centric organizations asking for this, may mean "The times, they are a'changin" for Israel's hubris and impunity, and believing that they can get away with any crimes, particularly against American targets, in order to further their geopolitical goals.

Dec 30 08:30

TRUMP CRITICS OF SYRIA WITHDRAWAL FUELED RISE OF ISIS

Too many of those protesting the removal of U.S. forces are authors of the catastrophe that tore Syria to pieces, reports Max Blumenthal for Consortium News.

Birthing ISIS From the Womb of Regime Change

During the run-up to the invasion of Iraq, Clinton, Kerry, and the rest of the Beltway blob lined up reflexively behind George W. Bush.

The insurgency that followed the violent removal of Iraq’s Ba’athist government set the stage for the declaration of the first Islamic State by Abu Musab Zarqawi in 2006. Five years later, with near-total consent from Congress, Hillary enthusiastically presided over NATO’s assault on Libya, cackling with glee when she learned that the country’s longtime leader, Moammar Gaddafi, had been sodomized with a bayonet and shot to death by Islamist insurgents — “We came, we saw, he died!

Webmaster's Commentary: 

There is one element regarding the assassination of Qaddafi this article will not touch with a 10 foot pole, and treats it like Kryptonite, something to stay away from at any cost. But here it is, from Hillary's own email, nonetheless:

NATO KILLED QADDAFI TO STOP LIBYAN CREATING OF A GOLD-BACKED CURRENCY

The article goes on to state:

One of the 3,000 Hillary Clinton emails released by the State Department on New Year’s Eve (where real news is sent to die quietly) has revealed evidence that NATO’s plot to overthrow Gaddafi was fueled by first their desire to quash the gold-backed African currency, and second the Libyan oil reserves.

The email in question was sent to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton by her unofficial adviser Sydney Blumenthal titled “France’s client and Qaddafi’s gold”.

From Foreign Policy Journal:

The email identifies French President Nicholas Sarkozy as leading the attack on Libya with five specific purposes in mind: to obtain Libyan oil, ensure French influence in the region, increase Sarkozy’s reputation domestically, assert French military power, and to prevent Gaddafi’s influence in what is considered “Francophone Africa.”

"Five years later, with near-total consent from Congress, Hillary enthusiastically presided over NATO’s assault on Libya, cackling with glee when she learned that the country’s longtime leader, Moammar Gaddafi, had been sodomized with a bayonet and shot to death by Islamist insurgents — “We came, we saw, he died!", provides us with a really interesting window on this lady's thought process.

This very much reminds me of a line from the now-cancelled, but brilliant and iconic show, "Elementary", where the Sherlock character is telling the Watson character that his father "had assassins on speed dial."

One has to wonder, given that this is the only couple in American politics with a known "dead bodies list" if that might be true for Arkansas'geopolitical "Gruesome Twosome", Bill and Hillary Clinton.

So, there you have it.

Dec 30 08:04

CHILD SOLDIERS FROM DARFUR FIGHTING AS MERCENARIES FOR SAUDI ARABIA IN YEMEN

At any time for nearly four years as many as 14,000 Sudanese militiamen have been fighting in Yemen in tandem with the local militia aligned with the Saudis, according to several Sudanese fighters who have returned and Sudanese lawmakers who are attempting to track it. Hundreds, at least, have died there.

Almost all the Sudanese fighters appear to come from the battle-scarred and impoverished region of Darfur, where some 300,000 people were killed and 1.2 million displaced during a dozen years of conflict over diminishing arable land and other scarce resources.

Some families are so eager for the money that they bribe militia officers to let their sons go fight. Many are ages 14 to 17. In interviews, five fighters who have returned from Yemen and another about to depart said that children made up at least 20 percent of their units. Two said children were more than 40 percent.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

And the Saudi government and military, are completely happy with this arrangement?!?

And the US military chain of command is perfectly morally comfortable, knowing that kids are fighting in this genocide the Saudi Saudi Arabian are creating in Yemen?!?

Of course, perhaps, to both the Saudis and the US forces assisting them, because they are from another country, they are simply considered "collateral damage", and the decision has been made that it is better that Houthis kill these kids, rather than Saudi or US nationals.

This only adds to my disgust, at the reality that the US military is enabling Saudi war crimes in Yemen.

Dec 28 10:47

CALIFORNIA TOWN OKS DESTRUCTION OF POLICE SHOOTING RECORDS DAYS BEFORE THEY COULD BE OBTAINED BY THE PUBLIC

California has long protected police officers from accountability. Most police misconduct records are impossible to obtain via public records requests. The restrictions covering these personnel files even prevent defense attorneys and prosecutors from accessing them, allowing cops with lousy track records for telling the truth present testimony as if they've never committed a misdeed or told a lie.

Faced with impending accountability, police departments are readying themselves for mass releases of previously withheld data. Oh, wait. The opposite of that.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I guess Inglewood PD has one heck of a lot to hide.

Dec 28 09:10

Terrorist Involved in the China Consulate Attack in Karachi Assassinated in Afghanistan: Who Was Behind It?

The Baloch separatist mastermind behind the recent terrorist attack against the Chinese consulate in Pakistan’s largest city of Karachi has been assassinated by a suicide bomber in Afghanistan after he was reportedly sent there by India in an effort to distance New Delhi from its proxy after that audacious incident, raising serious questions about whether the South Asian state’s RAW intelligence agency had him killed in a false flag attack because he “knew too much” or Modi blundered by sending him to his death at the hands of others without realizing it.

Dec 27 07:23

Brother of mafia supergrass shot dead on Christmas Day

The brother of a former mafia member who turned supergrass was fatally shot by two hooded men on Christmas Day, in what police suspect was a killing ordered by a clan of the powerful Calabrian mafia, the ’Ndrangheta.

Marcello Bruzzese, 51, was killed while he was returning home in the historical centre of Pesaro, in the Italian region of the Marche.

According to the police, the killers, who were wearing balaclavas, waited near the victim’s flat and fired at least 20 shots at him.

Bruzzese’s father, Domenico, a lieutenant of the notorious boss Teodoro Crea, was killed in 1995 in what was thought to be a mafia ambush.

Dec 26 11:53

Dec. 26th: Feast of St. Stephen, the first martyr, who was killed by the Jews

Today is December 26th, the Feast of St. Stephen. Stephen was one of the first seven Catholic deacons and the first martyr. The apostles had ordained seven deacons to help with the daily care of the poor and widowed. Stephen was stoned to death by the Jews around A.D. 34-35 for exposing their wrongdoing. (Outlined in Acts of the Apostles, Chapter 7.)

Dec 25 10:21

Illegal Land Grab and Human Rights Abuses in the Congo

The World Wildlife Fund (WWF), one of the world’s biggest conservation organizations, is breaking the law in its backing of a conservation zone in the Congo Basin, according to letters released today.

The letters demonstrate that the new protected area, known as Messok Dja, is being created without the free, prior and informed consent of the people who rely on that land for survival, members of the Baka and Bakwele tribes.

The letters also document human rights abuses committed by ecoguards funded and supported by WWF.

According to national and international law, indigenous people must give consent for any project affecting their lands, territories, and resources. Without the consent of the people who rely on the land for survival, the establishment of Messok Dja park is illegal.

Over a hundred people from six villages in Republic of Congo have signed the letters, which also describe horrific violence and abuse by ecoguards funded and supported by WWF.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

So let me wrap my head around this; WWF has surrounded these tribes with local thuggery, to keep them away from the forests upon which they have relied for food and sustenance for generations?

The short question has to be, "Why"?!?!?

The answer is simple; the land underneath the park means nothing, until people decide that they want to develop what lies beneath; and therein lies the rub!!

Mining in the Congo Basin

This article goes on to state: "Mining is an important land use activity in the forested region of the Congo basin, employing millions of people in the informal sector, and in the past few decades surpassing timber as the largest economic activity. Gold, diamonds, cobalt, copper and oil are major resources that are mined from the region; most mining is small scale, artisanal, and unregulated. Recently, mining groups have targeted coltan and cassiterite, rare minerals used in electronics such as mobile phones.

Oil and mineral exploitation often occurs in the forested areas of the Congo basin, clearing roads and encouraging settlement and deforestation. However, oil and mineral activity also may discourage deforestation by making agricultural export less profitable and by pulling rural populations into cities and away from forested areas, as witnessed in Gabon and Republic of Congo. In an oil "concession in Gabon, forests are well protected and hunting is not permitted."

And the following article makes the following statement: How Nations are Chipping Away at their Protected lands

This article goes on to state: "Officials in the Democratic Republic of the Congo likewise opened up their best known World Heritage Site, Virunga National Park, to oil exploration. Soco, a British company, faced global protest and returned its permit to the government last year — but only after completing seismic testing and filing a report, secret so far, on whether exploratory drilling would be practical in the park. The project heightened tensions with park officials in a region already ravaged by private armies, according to a conservation scientist working in the region, who added, “The eastern DRC is a powder keg, with so many factions, and this was literally throwing oil on the fire.”

It appears that WWF is functioning like a "holding company" for these opportunities; holding on to the land, until someone deems it "profitable enough" to drill or dig.

Dec 23 10:27

EXECUTIONS RISE SHARPLY UNDER SAUDI CROWN PRINCE

Executions in Saudi Arabia rose significantly in the first eight months after Mohammed bin Salman became deputy crown prince, a London-based human rights organization said.

According to Reprieve, 133 people were executed between June 2017 and March 2018, nearly twice as many as the 67 recorded during the eight months before his rise to power.

Saudi Arabia has executed 147 people in 2018 and around 700 people since 2014. Almost half of those who received capital punishment were foreign nationals, according to Reprieve’s report.

They included Indonesian housekeeper Tuti Tursilawati, who was executed after being sentenced to death for the murder of her boss, despite her claim that she had acted in self-defence after he tried to rape her. The report criticized Saudi Arabia for ignoring international conventions as it had refused to notify Tursilawati’s family and Indonesian officials before her execution.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Perhaps this is why President Trump is so drawn to both the Butcher of Yemen, Crown Prince Bin Salman, and the Butcher of Gaza, Bibi Netanyahu; to be able to order assassinations at will, with no laws or legal protocol with which to have to deal; in Trump's eyes, that must be potentially heaven on earth!

Dec 22 09:41

‘S African Gov’t Creating a Scenario of Conflict & Racial Hatred’ – Cape Party

British MP Andrew Bridger has called on Prime Minister Theresa May to condemn South African authorities, who have approved land expropriation from white farmers. Addressing Theresa May Wednesday, Bridger slammed the decision, saying: “This is not only wrong, it is also risking putting another African country from a bread basket into a basket case”.

Several weeks ago, South Africa's National Assembly endorsed a proposed amendment to the Constitution that will allow for mainly white-owned farmland to be taken without compensation. Sputnik has discussed this with Jack Miller — Cape party leader, a political party in the Republic of South Africa.

Sputnik: What is your take on the British MP's statement?

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Dec 22 06:47

U.S. POLICE UNDER PRESSURE TO END THEIR RELATIONSHIP WITH ISRAEL

When the International Olympic Committee announced that Atlanta would host the 1996 Summer Olympics, security for such a massive event was an immediate concern.

As part of their preparation, local police traveled to Israel to learn about its security and counterterrorism strategies. In May alone, Israel saw a total of 684 “terrorist events,” according to an Israeli government website. By contrast, since 1980, there have been 11 notable terrorist attacks with fatalities on American soil.

Georgia State University criminologist Robert Friedmann — who was raised in Israel and launched the Georgia International Law Enforcement Exchange (GILEE) to help police secure the Atlanta Games — says these exchange programs provide an opportunity for U.S. police to learn counterterrorism prevention and response from a country with significantly more experience.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

When you approach policing as does the Israeli military and police, suddenly...everyone becomes a Palestinian, and one is thoroughly experiencing the darkest sides of Code Napoleon Law; where everyone is guilty, until proven innocent

Dec 19 10:32

Holistic MD who founded Florida Marijuana Institute found dead of alleged suicide

On Sunday, November 11th, 2018, Dr. Russell T. Bain, newly married and full of life, allegedly committed suicide taking his own life. We are told there are no witnesses. From what we have been able to find, little to nothing was written up about him and four days after he died, his funeral services were held.

That’s awfully quick.

Dr. Bain, who had practiced medicine for 27 years, was the founder of the Florida Medical Marijuana Institute and dispensed CBD oil to his patients (he was legally authorized to prescribe medical marijuana for children and adults with qualifying medical conditions).

Dec 19 10:01

Scott Adams talks about Flynn, the Wence, Trump Charity, Sargon and Patreon, Climate, and Coffee.

Scott also talks about his 1997 book,The Dilbert Future, prediction of the media using assassination for ratings.

Dec 18 16:55

Holistic MD who founded Florida Marijuana Institute found dead of alleged suicide

On Sunday, November 11th, 2018, Dr. Russell T. Bain, newly married and full of life, allegedly committed suicide by shooting himself in the head. There were no witnesses. From what we have been able to find, little to nothing was written up about him and four days after he died, his funeral services were held.

That’s awfully quick.

Dec 18 11:49

Saudi official sacked over Khashoggi murder 'made secret visits to Israel'

A senior Saudi intelligence official who was sacked over his suspected involvement in the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi made secret trips to Israel on behalf of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, the Wall Street Journal reported on Tuesday, citing sources familiar with the visits.

According to the newspaper's sources, Major General Ahmed al-Assiri, the former deputy chief of Saudi intelligence who was sacked by Riyadh in October, visited Israel to discuss how Saudi Arabia could benefit from Israeli surveillance technology.

The WSJ said that another of bin Salman's closest aides, Saud al-Qahtani, who was also sacked over the Khashoggi killing, was also involved in covert efforts to improve Saudi-Israeli ties.

Sources told the newspaper that Qahtani, the crown prince's media adviser, issued directives to the Saudi press to help soften Israel's image and was involved in Riyadh's purchase of spyware technology from Israeli firms.

Dec 18 11:17

Re: Judge rules cops, schools had no duty to shield students in Parkland shooting lawsuit

Congressman Thomas Massie wrotes: @RepThomasMassie
"Remarkably, it’s settled law that the police have no duty to protect. A survivor of Columbine, who vigorously supports letting teachers carry, explained this to me two years ago. After being shot he escaped only to find the police waiting outside."

Dec 18 10:50

History of Ukraine Told by Assassinated Ukrainian Writer Oles Buzina

Can you imagine what would happened if, in Russia, three opposition figures, a well-known writer and two politicians, were killed in the span of two days? We have a vague of idea of what that would look like, after the Western hysteria about Nemtsov.

Oles' assassination was the third in a row of political killings in the last four days: Sergey Sukhobok (April 13); Oleg Kalashnikov (April 15); and Oles Buzina (April 16).

Why are the Western media silent about these political assassinations? And all of this happened after 9 "mysterious suicides" in Ukraine in the last 2 months.

Dec 17 15:42

Iranian General Dies from Accidental Firing of Gun He Was Cleaning

Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) announced on Iranian TV Sunday that Gen. Ghodratollah Mansouri had died earlier that day when his pistol went off as he was cleaning it, shooting him in the head.

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suuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuure................

Dec 17 10:09

Saudi Arabia Condemns US Senate for ‘Interference’: Says resolutions undermine Saudi international role

Saudi Arabia has issued a statement Monday morning condemning the US Senate for a pair of resolutions calling them out for the murder of Jamal Khashoggi, and blaming the Saudi Crown Prince. They called the Senate resolutions “interference” based on “untrue allegations.”

The Thursday resolutions by the Senate included a call to end US involvement in the Saudi-led war in Yemen, as well as the blaming of them for the Khashoggi murder. Saudi officials say they “previously asserted that the murder of Saudi citizen Jamal Khashoggi is a deplorable time.”

Khashoggi was murdered in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, by a Saudi kill team. Saudi officials are complaining that the Senate noting this is “blatant interference in the Kingdom’s internal affairs, undermining the Kingdom’s regional and international role.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I would like to politely suggest to the Butcher of Yemen, Saudi Crown Prince bin Salman that perhaps "the Kingdom’s regional and international role.” is not a licence to kill; the only reason the world is dealing with you, is the oil, period, end of discussion, and you know it.

Dec 17 09:05

IMAGINE IF SAUDI ARABIA WAS NOT A US ALLY

The US Senate has voted 56 to 41 to sorta-kinda eventually end America’s part in the Saudi-led war in Yemen, one step out of a great many that will need to happen in order to end the worst humanitarian crisis on the face of the earth.

The joint resolution still allows US drones to patrol Yemeni airspace and rain death from above in its “war on terror” against Al Qaeda, and it is unable to pass in the House this year due to an unbelievably sleazy rider that House Republicans attached to the unrelated Farm Bill. The resolution isn’t expected to change much in terms of actual US participation in the war besides some intelligence and reconnaissance assistance to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates against the Houthi rebels, since the US has already ended its assistance in refueling Saudi jets on their bombing campaigns as of last month. Trump is expected to veto any Yemen resolutions, and the Senate resolution was not passed with a veto-proof supermajority.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is simply sound and fury, signifying nothing to relieve the situation on the ground in Yemen; it is simply cosmetic, and will do no good, unless and until, Congress decides to take the power of war back from a bloated, Orwellian Executive Branch, which believes it has the "divine right" of having a war anywhere on the planet without Congressional oversight and approval.

Dec 17 08:48

SAUDIS CONTINUE KILLING CIVILIANS DURING YEMEN PEACE TALKS IN SWEDEN

A statement from the spokesman of Yemen’s Armed Forces reported that the US-backed Saudi coalition dropped 38 airstrikes just over the course of Saturday. At least 12 of which targeted various areas of Hodeidah which constitutes a direct violation of the peace negotiations calling for a ceasefire.

Airstrikes killed at least 15 civilians since the peace negotiations began last week — including seven women and three children. Meanwhile, 28 sustained injuries, eight of whom were children as well as five women.

Yemen’s Ministry of Health pointed out that this displays the Saudi coalition’s unwillingness to engage in a peace process. “This expresses the unwillingness of these countries to stop the bloodshed and alleviate the suffering of the people of Yemen, which exposes the reality of these countries’ goals in their aggression against Yemen,” a statement from the MoH reads.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Well, DANG, I thing that this will be judged as "one of the shortest documented cease-fire in human history!!"

It is painfully obvious to me that the Butcher of Yemen, Prince Mohammad bin Salman, wants victory at any cost, and is very prepared to slaughter as many Yemeni people as humanly possible to achieve that.

I also wish to express how deeply concerned I am that President Trump's two BFFs in the Middle East, are Israel's Prime Minister Netanyahu, the butcher of Gaza, and Saudi Arabia's Prince Salman, Butcher of of Yemen.

Dec 17 08:24

ISRAELI POLITICIAN CALLS FOR PA PRESIDENT TO BE KILLED

A member of the Israeli parliament, the Knesset, called on Sunday for the President of the Palestinian Authority to have his head “chopped off”. Oren Hazzan MK made the comment about Mahmoud Abbas, as well as his Deputy, Mahmoud Al-Aloul, during a march held by illegal settlers in Jerusalem, Maan News Agency has reported.

Dozens of settlers gathered in and around Jerusalem’s Old City chanting racist slogans against Abbas and calling for him to be killed. In the evening, they gathered outside Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s house and burnt pictures of Abbas. Banners held by the settlers called for the PA leader’s assassination.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I would politely want to suggest that Oren Hazzan, MK, be a little more careful about what he wishes for.

Such a move on the part of the IDF, would most probably bring more violence against these illegal settlers than they can begin to imagine.

And yes, thinking Americans understand that the complete, final, and genocidal extermination of the Palestinians is precisely what Israel would love to do, but the international optics on such a move ... would usher in a world where BDS is considered the norm, as a retaliation against this.

So, at the end of the day, I would very politely suggest that the gentleman suggesting this would be a marvelous outcome for the Zionist movement .... think again.

Dec 16 09:54

Did an LVMPD sniper shoot Stephen Paddock “right in the head”?

The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department sniper may be responsible for shooting Stephen Paddock from an unknown vantage point outside of the Mandalay Bay hotel possibly from street level or at least it sounds that way.

New officer-worn body camera footage from the night of the 1 October massacre has surfaced in which you can hear the two final shots which may have ended Stephen Paddock’s life.

Dec 14 11:46

Inside Sources Say the State Dept Refuses To Trace Whether Israel Is Using U.S. Military Aid Illegally

THE VIDEO SHOWS A FAMILIAR WEST BANK SCENE. As a Palestinian flag in Nabi Saleh flutters in the wind on a spring day in 2017, two Palestinians with slingshots launch stones at Israeli soldiers. About a dozen others stand to the side, behind the ruins of a demolished house, calmly observing.

Then, a young man wearing a white T-shirt and jeans, alone, is seen heading up a slight slope toward the house. The camera jerks for a second, and the youth disappears from the frame. A single shot rings out. The observers duck. The young man, back in the frame, is running toward the others, holding his stomach. Then he falls. The screams for an ambulance begin.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Both the money, and weapons, the US government lavishes on Israel, are absolutely illegal, according to the Symington and Glenn Amendments; the fact that innocent, and peaceful Palestinians are getting assassinated by US weapons here, by the hands of the IDF, is utterly depressing to every thinking US citizen.

Dec 14 10:53

Did Israel Kill Yasser Arafat?

Israeli intelligence officials desperately tried to prevent Ronen Bergman from writing “Rise and Kill First: The Secret History of Israel’s Targeted Assassinations,” a stunning book exposing the details of Israel’s extrajudicial killing program. Israel even changed and extended secrecy laws to prevent Bergman from gaining access to historical documents. Despite this, Bergman gained unprecedented access while writing the book, scouring thousands of documents and meeting with some 1,000 sources. The result is a stunning investigation that dives deep into the targeted killing programs of Israel, which has assassinated more people than any other country in the Western world since World War II. We speak with Ronen Bergman about Israel’s many attempts to kill the former chair of the Palestine Liberation Organization, Yasser Arafat, and the possibility that they succeeded.

Dec 13 10:27

‘Bolton is preparing plan for my assassination, with help from Bogota’ – Venezuela’s Maduro

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has accused US National Security Advisor John Bolton of preparing a plot to murder him, and also has called out Colombian leader Ivan Duque as Bolton’s accomplice.

“John Bolton is leading the plan to unleash violence and conduct a coup to introduce a transitional government” in Venezuela, Maduro said at a press-conference, which was broadcast live on his Facebook page. “Bolton is preparing a plan for my assassination.”

Dec 12 14:57

IS STRASBOURG ATTACK A FALSE FLAG TO THWART YELLOW VESTS?

On Tuesday evening, a brazen terror attack occurred in the French city of Strasbourg, claiming three lives and injuring a dozen, six of whom are said to be in critical condition. The suspect was known to police as an Islamic extremist and has been identified as 29-year-old Cherif Chekatt.

Dec 12 09:32

Israel's alleged impersonation of Gaza aid workers raises concern

Since the exposure of Israeli undercover forces by Hamas fighters in the occupied Gaza Strip on November 11, an incident that triggered the most intense round of escalation since 2014, a number of reports have emerged about the circumstances surrounding Israel's thwarted raid.

On November 22, Hamas published photos of individuals it said were involved, images that Israel's military censor immediately subjected to a publication ban.

Since then, a number of articles in Israeli and international media have claimed the Israeli forces impersonated humanitarian workers, used fake ID cards of real Palestinian residents, and operated inside Gaza for weeks with a cover story of distributing medical equipment and wheelchairs.

Dec 12 09:11

THE US WANTS TO BRING BACK THE SHAH OF IRAN

Iran has been under severe US-imposed economic sanctions for 40 years. The US has been threatening Iran with war and “all options are on the table” for decades. The US has also instigated instability inside Iran and supported external attacks by terrorist groups such as Mujahideen-e-Khalq, or MEK. [*]

The US project to destroy Iran’s economy has had a devastating impact. The husky Secretary of Defense Mike Pompeo said that it is up to Iranian’s leadership “if they want their people to eat”.[*] Because of the US, Iran lacks sufficient funds that it would like to invest in human resources and social programs. Iran’s constitution guarantees healthcare and free education for all, as well as protections of civil rights. As reflected in the drafting of the Constitution of the Islamic Republic, the vision of the economic order was:

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Just because something would be the most ham-fistedly, pig-headedly stupid thing for the US government to do, is, unfortunately, zero guarantee that they won't do it.

Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu is advocating for a full-on US military attack against Iran, of course, only to be purchased by American blood and American money.

Should Iran get attacked, I would rather count on Russia's Putin, to bring his military into the fray on Iran's side; and we have seen, with what Russian troops did in Syria, the capabilities of both Russia's military and its weaponry.

It is disconcerting to me in the extreme, that President Trump's BFFs in the Middle East, are Saudi Arabia's King Mohammed bin Salman, the Butcher of Yemen, and Israel's Prime Minister Netanyahu, the Butcher of Gaza.

I therefore strongly caution the President about thinking that an invasion of Iran would "be a cakewalk", where our soldiers would be embraced as liberators; because at this moment in its history, the US military doesn't have the troop strength; the money; the weaponry; or the manufacturing, to insure a positive outcome from a war with Russia.

And if none of his "advisors" have told him this, it is high time that he knew.

You are welcome, Mr. President.

Dec 12 08:55

WHITEY BULGER'S FAMILY, LACKING A SENSE OF IRONY, FILE LAWSUIT OVER HIS 2018 MURDER

Trafficking guns and explosives to the Irish Republican Army, running a massive criminal enterprise for years in Boston, extorting drug dealers so that they could do business on his turf, acting as an FBI informant and oh, so many murders: James “Whitey” Bulger's life was both colorful and poisonous, to say the least.

His long career as a professional criminal came to an end in 2011. After over a decade on the FBI's Most Wanted Fugitives list, Bulger was located and charged with murder, conspiracy to commit murder, extortion, narcotics distribution and money-laundering. He was convicted and thrown in the clink in 2012. This past October, Bugler, 89 years old and confined to a wheelchair, was stabbed and beaten to death by his fellow inmates at the United States Penitentiary, Hazelton, in West Virginia.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I think that the Feds will want to settle this one out of court, because Bulger was an informant for the FBI, starting in 1975. Whitey Bulger was an informant for the FBI

I think the Feds transferred him there, because the "hit" was going to be easier to execute, in an environment like this.

None of the US's"alphabet soup" security resources like "live liabilities"; everything in the "chain of command" on the transfer of this prisoner reeks to high heaven of a set-up.

Dec 11 04:03

Decision to assassinate Arafat approved by Saudis:

A former senior adviser to Yasser Arafat, the late leader of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO), has said that Arafat's death was not natural and he was actually assassinated, with Saudi Arabia approving the decision to assassinate him.

Speaking in an exclusive interview with Palestine’s Arabic-language Shehab news agency, Bassam Abu Sharif said former US president, George W. Bush, had contacted Saudi officials after a meeting with former Israeli prime minister, Ariel Sharon, during which Arafat's liquidation was discussed, and Saudi authorities consented.

Abu Sharif went on to say that the Riyadh regime approved of Arafat’s assassination, because it viewed him as an obstacle to the Arab Peace Initiative, which envisioned a so-called two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

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Dec 10 09:30

‘The thing is done’: Khashoggi killing tape indicates hit squad was briefing Riyadh, report says

The full transcript of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi's murder in a Saudi consulate in Turkey reportedly shows that one of the assassins was briefing someone on the phone as the journalist's dismembering progressed.

According to a CNN report citing a source who has reviewed the full transcript of the audio recording translated from Arabic, a man, identified as Maher Abdulaziz Mutreb, a former Saudi diplomat and intelligence official, made at least three phone calls to someone who was apparently a superior.

"Tell yours, the thing is done, it's done," Mutreb allegedly said as Khashoggi drew his last breath at the hands of a 15-man hit team.

Dec 10 08:17

CONNECTING THE DOTS: CRACK, CONTRAS, AND THE CIA

This 1996 interview with Gary Webb took place after his “Dark Alliance” newspaper series made waves across the country for piecing together the puzzle of the US crack epidemic.

The pipeline of CIA backed drug smuggling into the country and money smuggling out of the country to support the Nicaraguan Contras was wide open from the mid 1970s on, with players using everything from their shoes to freighters to move cocaine.

Webb was widely smeared by the CIA’s favorite newspapers (The New York Times, the Washington Post, The LA Times) shortly after this interview.

He was eventually vindicated, but not before his career was destroyed. He was found dead of an apparent suicide in 2005. The price of being a whistleblower?

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Today is the anniversary of the day
that investigative journalist Gary Webb
shot himself in the head TWICE.

Dec 08 15:05

Another Vegas resident reports finding shell casings in Tropicana parking lot one day after 1 October massacre

A second Las Vegas resident was captured on video admitting that she found brass shell casings in the Tropicana parking lot the morning after the 2017 massacre which left 58 people dead at the hands of a single gunman named Stephen Paddock who allegedly opened fire on crowd goers who were attending the Route 91 Harvest Music Festival during Jason Aldean’s set on the night of October 1.

Dec 08 09:40

The Khashoggi skeletons in America's closet

Donald Trump's commitment to "remain[ing] a steadfast partner of Saudi Arabia," despite the regime's gruesome torture and murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi in Turkey, is clearly symptomatic of the malignantly self-serving nature of US foreign policy, which has long propped up dictatorships and enabled atrocities around the world for the sake of profit and power.

Dec 08 07:22

The Assassination Of John Lennon

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It was a tragedy of Kerkegaardian pointlessness. There was only one apparent way to squeeze any sense from it; write it off as random violence by a "wacko."

"He walked past me and then I heard in my head, 'Do it, do it, do it,' over and over again, saying 'Do it, do it, do it,' like that," Chapman, preternaturally serene, recalled in a BBC documentary several years after going to prison. "I don't remember aiming. I must have done, but I don't remember drawing a bead or whatever you call it. And I just pulled the trigger steady five times."

Chapman described his feeling at the time of the shooting as "no emotion, no anger dead silence in the brain."

His unnatural tone sounded all-too-familiar. British lawyer/journalist Fenton Bresler took it as a tip-off. Chapman was a brainwashed hit man carrying out someone else's contract.

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Dec 07 06:49

Who Authorized The Assassination Of John Lennon

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Who Authorized The Assassination Of John Lennon?

It took me almost 22 years to figure out who most likely authorized the assassination of John Lennon, the greatest singer songwriter and the most influential political artist of our time. I believe it could have been the CIA that manipulated the assassin of John Winston Lennon, but more likely, I believe a new army of old school CIA, which was let go under President Carter, manipulated the assassin. I believe the assassin was a mind-control experiment, like all their old tricks of MKULTRA, only much more sophisticated. I believe their old boss authorized it. The person the CIA building in Washington D.C. is named after. I believe he was the same person who tried to assassinate President Ronald Wilson Reagan on his sixty-ninth day in office -- March 30, 1981. He is the person with the most to gain from both of these assassinations. So, who authorized the assassination of John Lennon? I believe it was the 41st President of the United States, George Herbert Walker Bush.

Dec 06 10:43

Video: Uber driver tells police he may have dropped off the Las Vegas shooter and a woman

A Las Vegas-based Uber driver told police one day after the 2017 massacre that he may have dropped off several accomplices at the MGM just days before the attack in which 58 innocent people were gunned down by a reported madman from his 32nd-floor Mandalay Bay Vista Suite.

The Uber driver maintains that he dropped off a man named “Paddock” and a woman who said they were “in the military” and also made mention of a “terrorist attack.”

Dec 05 11:34

Never Forget: George Bush's Wars Set The Stage For 25 Years Of Endless War

By 1989, it had become apparent to all - everyone except the CIA, of course - that the Soviet economy, and thus the Soviet state was in very deep trouble.

In November 1989, the Berlin Wall came down in the face of Soviet impotence. And, with the Cold-War corpse not even cold yet, president George Bush used the newly apparent Soviet weakness as an opportunity to expand US foreign interventionism beyond the limits that had been imposed on it by a competing Soviet Union. Over the next decade, Bush and his successor Bill Clinton — who very much carried on Bush's ideals of global interventionism — would place Iraq, Somalia, and Yugoslavia in the crosshairs.

Dec 05 11:30

US Senators Say ‘Zero Doubt’ Crown Prince Ordered Khashoggi’s Murder

Tuesday morning’s testimony by CIA Director Gina Haspel on the murder of Jamal Khashoggi has those senators permitted to attend more convinced than ever that the Saudi Crown Prince was behind the plot. Senators are now saying they have “zero doubt” that is indeed what happened.

In early October, reporter Jamal Khashoggi entered the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul, and was never seen again. Saudi officials have confirmed that a 15-man kill team dispatched to the consulate killed him, though they have persistently denied that the crown prince was involved.

As Khashoggi was a permanent US resident, this murder is a matter of some import, and many in Congress want a clear rebuke of the Saudis for killing him. Haspel’s testimony was closed-door and classified, but those senators who spoke to reporters said she confirmed the suspicions.

Dec 05 11:29

Rand Paul rips 'deep state' for freezing him out of CIA briefing on Khashoggi killing

Sen. Rand Paul issued a rhetorical broadside against the “deep state” this week for freezing him out of a CIA briefing on slain Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

The Kentucky lawmaker was excluded from a group on Tuesday that met with CIA Director Gina Haspel. Accusations that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman ordered the killing have put the Trump administration in a diplomatic bind.

“This is the very definition of the deep state. The deep state is that the intelligence agencies do things, conclude things, make conclusions, but then the elected officials are prevented from knowing about this,” Mr. Paul told Fox News.

He added that “the deep state” will continue to amass “more power” until the status quo changes, The Washington Examiner reported.

Dec 05 11:20

George H. Walker Bush: The Bush Family and the Mexican Drug Cartel

The personal relationship between the Bush and Salinas families was a matter of public record. Former President George H. W. Bush had developed close personal ties with Carlos Salinas and his father, Raul Salinas Lozano. (left)

Raul Salinas Lozano was the family patriarch, father of Carlos and Raul Junior. According to the former private secretary to Raul Salinas Lozano (in as statement to US authorities):

“… Mr. Salinas Lozano was a leading figure in narcotics dealings that also involved his son, Raul Salinas de Gortari, his son-in-law, Jose Francisco Ruiz Massieu, the No. 2 official in the governing Institutional Revolutionary Party, or PRI, and other leading politicians, according to the documents. Mr. Ruiz Massieu was assassinated in 1994.” (Dallas Morning News, 26 February 1997, emphasis added).

Former president George H. W. Bush and Raul Salinas Lozano were “intimo amigos”.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Noting the way Bush is being canonized by the press this morning, during his and after his memorial, compels me to remind the American people about some of the hard and irrefutable realities of the Bush dynasty.

Dec 04 10:57

Intercepted Messages Fill in Details on Murder of Khashoggi

The Trump Administration has settled decisively on not blaming the Saudi Crown Prince for murdering reporter Jamal Khashoggi. The evidence underpinning this allegation, at least from the CIA assessment, centers of intercepted messages.

The Saudi Crown Prince wasn’t physically in Istanbul doing the murdering, and that seems to be the sum total of the uncertainty that the administration is resting on. His closest adviser was there, however, overseeing the murder. The CIA also intercepted 11 messages from the prince to this adviser in the hours immediately leading up to and following the murder.

Another intercept the CIA got from the crown prince pointed to the underlying plot itself, with the prince saying “we could probably lure Khashoggi outside Saudi Arabia and make arrangements” even if they couldn’t lure him back to Saudi Arabia.

Dec 04 08:37

Friend of Khashoggi sues Israeli spyware company

Saudi activist Omar Abdulaziz filed a lawsuit against Israeli cyber warfare company NSO Group in Tel Aviv on Sunday, on the basis that the company’s malware intercepted conversations between the activist and slain Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

The lawsuit alleges the spyware company violates international law through selling its software to oppressive regimes that use it to violate human rights, CNN reported.

Khashoggi disappeared after entering the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on 2 October, where he was killed and dismembered by a hit squad sent from Saudi Arabia.

After a number of attempts at muddying the waters, Saudi Arabia eventually admitted the Washington Post columnist was slain inside the building.

Dec 03 14:10

Video: EMT recovers .223 shell casing off street outside venue after 1 October massacre

An EMT was captured on Las Vegas Metropolitan Police body-worn camera footage on the night of October 1, 2018, recovering a spent .223 rifle cartridge from the intersection of Giles Street and E. Ali Baba Lane which reveals that there was likely more than one shooter as the police and FBI maintain.

Dec 03 10:29

U.S. Navy admiral Scott Stearney found dead in apparent suicide

Vice Adm. Scott Stearney, who oversaw U.S. naval forces in the Middle East, was found dead Saturday in his residence in Bahrain, officials said. Defense officials told CBS News they are calling it an "apparent suicide."

Stearney was the commander of the U.S. Navy's Bahrain-based 5th Fleet. Rear Adm. Paul Schlise, the deputy commander of the 5th Fleet, has assumed command, the Navy said in a statement.

"This is devastating news for the Stearney family, for the team at 5th Fleet, and for the entire U.S. Navy," Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John Richardson said. "Scott Stearney was a decorated Naval warrior. He was a devoted husband and father, and he was a good friend to all."

Dec 02 11:10

Dark Legacy: George Bush And The Murder Of John Kennedy

Dec 01 10:31

Libya’s Lost Hope

When the United States, France, the UK and a number of other governments sent forces into Libya, the people were to have security and democracy. Seven years later, all that they have had is chaos, death and destruction.

When General Khalifa Haftar boarded the Russian aircraft carrier, Admiral Kuznetsov in January 2017, Putin announced that the Libyan general had a powerful friend, but Vladimir Putin is not General Haftar’s first important friend. Once, he was one of Muammar Qaddafi’s favorites and was given the honor in 1986 of leading an invasion of neighboring Chad. The venture failed and Qaddafi denounced him as a rogue and abandoned him. He would have remained a prisoner of the Chadians if the CIA hadn’t rescued him and moved him to the United States to organize the National Front for the Salvation of Libya in preparation to depose the Libyan dictator.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I love the smell of irony in the morning!!

But mending this country, which fell apart at the seams, after Qaddafi was assassinated by American-backed mercs, will be a very difficult thing to do; I have to wish general Haftar luck, in this endeavor, and hope that he will have both the resources with which to heal these national wounds in Libya.

Dec 01 10:16

CIA Intercepts Underpin Assessment Saudi Crown Prince Targeted Khashoggi

Conclusion that Prince Mohammed bin Salman ‘probably ordered’ killing relies in part on 11 messages he sent to adviser who oversaw hit squad around time it killed journalist

Dec 01 10:09

BREAKING: Fed Prosecutors Assigned to John Huber Questioned Whistleblower INSIDE THE CLINTON FOUNDATION on Friday (VIDEO)

Federal prosecutors reached out to a CLINTON FOUNDATION whistleblower on Friday.This just happened tonight!

John Solomon: I’ll give you some breaking news right now, Sean. Just two hours ago federal prosecutors assigned to John Huber, the US attorney investigating the Clintons, reached out to a whistleblower in the Clinton Foundation – The first time we’ve seen contact between a Clinton Foundation whistleblower and that particular federal office. That just happened tonight.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I hope this Huber character is wearing his Kevlar undies, and has no intention of traveling on small aircraft soon. In fact, it may not be a bad thing for him to find some private security for himself and his family.

The Clintonistas most likely have assassins on their speed dial!!

Nov 30 23:15

George Bush and the Murder of John Kennedy. A Dark Legacy

A thoroughly documented criminal indictment establishing beyond a reasonable doubt the guilt of George H W Bush as a supervisor in the conspiracy to assassinate John Kennedy.

The evidence relies primarily on government documents and public records. The center piece of the evidence is a memo entitled "Assassination of President John F. Kennedy", signed by J Edgar Hoover, head of the FBI, 5 days after the assassination, which names Bush as a supervisor of CIA-trained assassins. Another FBI memo establishes Bush's presence in the Dallas area at the time of the assassination. These memos are corroborated extensively with details from Bush's own official history of his life.

Nov 30 08:18

Trump: Experts All Say US Troops Need to Stay in Afghanistan

With three US troops killed in Afghanistan earlier this week, President Trump was pressed on the matter of why, 17+ years in, the US military remains in the country. He told interviewers that “every expert that I have and speak to says if we don’t go there, they’re going to be fighting over here. And I’ve heard it over and over again.”

When Trump announced his escalation of the war last year, he said his first impulse was to pull out, but that the experts had assured him the war was still winnable. In recent months, officials have been very public about trying to convince Trump to stay in the war despite how poorly its going.

Trump’s claims that all the experts he’s hearing are telling him the same thing suggests his administration is limiting his access to dissenters. The war is plainly going disastrously, and it wouldn’t be hard to find people who would tell the president as much.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

We continue to fight this horrific war for the following reasons; to control the huge pipelines which chris-cross the country; the rights to develop the rare earth elements in Afghanistan; and to control the opium crops for CIA off the book operations.

And hey, if people (including our military) get killed in the way of making huge profits from all the above, they were simply just "collateral damage" and getting in the way of accomplishing what the Deep State wants to see happen here.

Nov 30 07:54

Australian spies may get broader licence to kill - government

Australia’s government proposed on Thursday allowing its foreign spies to use lethal force against anyone who could jeopardise an intelligence operation, giving the spy agency more autonomy on overseas missions.

Australian law currently allows agents posted abroad to use lethal force in self-defence, to protect the lives of other agents or to safeguard those working with the Canberra government.

“The changes will mean officers are able to protect a broader range of people and use reasonable force if someone poses a risk to an operation,” Foreign Minister Marise Payne said in a statement.

Nov 30 06:21

SENATORS SEEKING TO SHOOT DOWN YEMEN BILL WERE PAID BY SAUDI LOBBYISTS

Prior to the Oct. 2 murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi at the hands of a Saudi assassination squad — which the CIA believes was on direct orders of crown prince MbS himself — a tiny segment of the American public had likely ever heard of deep Pentagon role in executing the Saudi war on Yemen, which has raged since 2015.

But after Khashoggi's brutal slaying, the mainstream media suddenly "discovered" what the U.N. has called the "world's worst humanitarian crisis". The handful of Senators who've long fought to end the U.S. role in the war, however, might now be thinking better late than never as on Wednesday in a hugely important 63-37 victory, the Senate agreed to finally move forward with a full floor debate over the legality of America's involvement in the conflict.

Amazing news: The Senate just voted 63-37 in support of a bill to end the US-Saudi war on Yemen.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Mike and I have not only heard about it, but blogged about it, when President Obama jumped feet-first to a commitment to impress his Saudi hosts, but actually had no bearing on the safety and security of Americans.

I hope, that with a full debate on this issue, the White House will understand that it actually doesn't have the authority to make a commitment like this, and it should never have been made in the first place, without Congress's full and engaged consent to this mission, or others, like Syria and Ukraine.

Nov 29 18:13

What happened to Dr. Sebi? (video)

Nov 28 11:12

Trump Blocks CIA Chief Haspel From Testifying About Khashoggi’s Murder

Since Saudi crown prince Mohammad bin Salman (MBS) (allegedly) ordered the brutal murder of Jamal Khashoggi on October 2, White House strategy about the incident has been coverup, denial, and changing the subject.

Trump and regime hardliners want nothing interfering with longstanding US dirty business as usual with Saudi Arabia.

On Wednesday, Mike Pompeo and James Mattis will testify in closed door session before Senate Foreign Relations Committee members on Khashoggi’s murder and endless (US, UK, French, Israeli, Saudi, UAE) war in Yemen.

Today’s testimony comes ahead of an upcoming Senate vote up or down on whether to suspend US arms sales to the kingdom – clearly what won’t be congressionally approved longterm, if at all. Nor will Trump regime hardliners accept changes to US/Saudi relations.

CIA chief Gina Haspel heard damning audio evidence of Khashoggi’s murder, provided by Turkish intelligence.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This administration is turning out to be no better than any of its predecessors in recent history; it continues to lie to the American people; it tortures, and outsources torture; it is involved with, and aids and abets our geopolitical friends by enabling wars inside Yemen and Syria, Africa, and God know knows where else.


Its actions, or should one say, ... inactions against Saudi Arabia, regarding the murdered journalist Khoshoggi, loudly trumpet that assassinations are perfectly fine, as long as the flow of money from Saudi Arabia into the coffers of American weapons makers.

Nov 28 10:27

Welcome to the Saudi Arabia First Campaign

The United States must operate in a world filled with ugly, brutal, and authoritarian regimes; but that doesn't mean it needs to cower to their whims.

resident Donald Trump doesn’t understand his chief responsibility as president. It is not to make deals and create jobs. It is to protect the security and liberty of Americans. By that standard, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is not a “truly spectacular ally,” as he claimed.

Nov 28 10:19

Trump’s Saudi First Foreign Policy Strikes Again

Originally appeared on The American Conservative.

The Trump administration bows before the Saudis once more over the war on Yemen:

The US has “slammed the brakes on” a United Nations Security Council resolution calling for a limited ceasefire and increased humanitarian aid in Yemen over concerns about angering Saudi Arabia, two sources tell CNN.

One source familiar with the negotiations over the resolution tells CNN the US “has slammed the brakes on,” saying that “we can’t support a resolution at the moment.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This absolutely disgusts me, as it should every thinking American.
And I can tell you, very clearly, why US negotiators "cannot support a resolution at this time."

But in coming up with an answer, I have to ask myself, and our readers, just what has happened to the soul, and spirit, of this country, that the Unhinged, Surveilled State of America, since President Obama was in office, choosing to abet and enable Saudi war crimes in Yemen?!?

And at what moral price do we allow this to continue?!?

It is because, once again, the Butcher of Yemen, Crown Prince Bin Salman, and his American Merchant of Death in Chief, President Trump, are hunkering down, and scurrying away from any meaningful dialogue which could end this genocide.

From the Butcher'standpoint, obviously, not enough Yemeni babies, women, children, and the medically fragile murdered, or maimed for life yet. THIS is what this genocide looks like from

And for our Merchant of Death in Chief, not nearly enough American weapons have bee sold yet, and he would probably love to see this conflict go on for years, adding to the bottom line of the US's military industrial complex.

Now, we do have the following story, datelined yesterday:

Exclusive: 50+ experts and former officials urge the Senate to end US role in Yemen war

But I seriously doubt that this will put a crimp in both President Trump's or the Butcher of Yemen's war-time vision to leave a plague of death,disease, and destruction, and declare "victory" (whatever that means).

Nov 28 08:50

REPORT: LINDA SARSOUR RAISED $160K FOR SYNAGOGUE SHOOTING VICTIMS, ONLY $10K WAS DONATED

According to an Israeli strategist, Linda Sarsour of Women’s March fame raised $160,000 for the victims of the Tree of Life Synagogue shooting, but only $10,000 of that money was actually by the synagogue.

“Correction: ~$160K was raised as part of one general cemeteries campaign that pre-dates the TOL massacre and ~$240K was raised as part of the TOL campaign after the massacre. The $10K was from the first campaign. I was wrong about the 10%, still troubling,” said Hen Mezzig on Twitter.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

IF this report is indeed true, it is another justification for the left in this country, to LOVE HER!!!!!

The Dementocrats have a real affinity for scammers; just ask anyone who contributed good money to the Clinton Foundation, and how they were made to "pay to play", i.e., get access, for influence and to get projects mounted.

Nov 28 08:43

YES, YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO TALK BACK TO THE GOVERNMENT, BUT IT COULD GET YOU KILLED

“The freedom of individuals verbally to oppose or challenge police action without thereby risking arrest is one of the principal characteristics by which we distinguish a free nation from a police state.”— Justice William J. Brennan, City of Houston v. Hill

What the architects of the police state want are submissive, compliant, cooperative, obedient, meek citizens who don’t talk back, don’t challenge government authority, don’t speak out against government misconduct, and don’t step out of line.

What the First Amendment protects—and a healthy constitutional republic requires—are citizens who routinely exercise their right to speak truth to power.

It’s not an easy undertaking.

Weaponized by police, prosecutors, courts and legislatures, “disorderly conduct” charges have become a convenient means by which to punish those individuals who refuse to be muzzled.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

What appears to have been happening to the American populace, particularly after 9/11, we have been told we must be terrified all the time, both from external and internal forces, and do whatever is dictated to us.

The analogy I would draw is that of the slowly boiling frog; it never realizes it is in real danger, until it is way too late to extricate itself from the initial problem of having been placed into the water before it was boiling in the first place.

I refuse to be cowed or terrified, never condone violence, and try to act as a voice of reason, in the midst of the mayhem and insanity around me.

Through media, alleged "education" and medication, that "unholy triumverate" of the Deep State wants us to never question the wars which we (as represented by this government) must fight, but never get fully won; to never question the complete rotting of our infrastructure, which, apparently no state or Federal structure has the funds to fix; and to never question the horrific, and never-ending, problems with America's homeless.

The signs are clear all over major metropolitan areas, that except for those guarded, gated communities (many with guards who are armed, BTW) and those beautiful shopping centers in places like Beverly Hills and Miami, the Unhinged, Surveilled State of Amerika is rapidly devolving, right in from of our eyes, into a truly awful "Thirdwoldistan".

Nov 26 12:35

Forget Khashoggi, Where Were Our Elites When Obama Assassinated American Citizens?

In the wake of Trump’s announcement this week that his administration would continue to “stand with Saudi Arabia” despite the recent murder of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi, America’s mainstream media elites erupted in their usual paroxysms of despair and condemnation of the president. Although this time the typical “orange man bad” stories tended to omit calls for Trump to be immediately overthrown by the military or his own cabinet, almost every other major trope was preponderant.

This was especially true of Khashoggi’s former place of employment at the Post, where journalists almost universally portrayed Trump as having blood on his hands for his refusal to directly take action against Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman, now widely believed to have ordered Khashoggi’s murder.

Nov 26 12:19

Did Israel Kill Yasser Arafat? Stunning Investigation Exposes Israel’s Secretive Assassination Program

Israeli intelligence officials desperately tried to prevent Ronen Bergman from writing “Rise and Kill First: The Secret History of Israel’s Targeted Assassinations,” a stunning book exposing the details of Israel’s extrajudicial killing program. Israel even changed and extended secrecy laws to prevent Bergman from gaining access to historical documents. Despite this, Bergman gained unprecedented access while writing the book, scouring thousands of documents and meeting with some 1,000 sources. The result is a stunning investigation that dives deep into the targeted killing programs of Israel, which has assassinated more people than any other country in the Western world since World War II. We speak with Ronen Bergman about Israel’s many attempts to kill the former chair of the Palestine Liberation Organization, Yasser Arafat, and the possibility that they succeeded.

Nov 26 12:04

AP Interview: Saudi royal says crown prince is here to stay

A prominent Saudi royal said Saturday that whether or not heads of state gathered in Argentina next week for the Group of 20 summit warmly engage with Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, he is someone "that they have to deal with."

Prince Turki al-Faisal told The Associated Press the killing of Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi in the kingdom's consulate in Istanbul last month is "an unacceptable incident that tars and mars the long record of Saudi Arabia's own standing in the world."

"We will have to bear that. It's not something that should not be faced. And we do face it," he said.

Intelligence officials and analysts say the operation to kill Khashoggi, who wrote critically of the crown prince for The Washington Post, could not have happened without Prince Mohammed's knowledge. The kingdom, which has offered several conflicting accounts of the killing, denies the crown prince had any involvement.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I look at this with extreme skepticism, because even without "L'affaire Khoshoggi", the man has ordered the deaths of thousands of innocent Yemeni people, in order to control Yemen's oil, which amounts to 90% of Yemen's economy The Economy of Yemen

As a Saudi family royal, Crown Prince Bin Salman enjoys many honorifics, honorable titles to his name; but the one by which he will be most probably remembered, is that of "The Butcher of Yemen", aided and abetted in his war crimes by Amerika's Merchant of Death in Chief, President Donald Trump.

Nov 26 11:54

Trump’s Foreign Policy War on Americans

The funny thing is that Trump himself seems to be working hardest to persuade those supporters that he has no intention of changing U.S. foreign policy. He would no more liquidate America’s global empire than liquidate his own global business empire. Alas, America is not going anywhere. Sure, he may hector imperial allies to spend more on their militaries (while insisting he respects their sovereignty), but that’s just a show. He’s an all-in imperialist, so we shouldn’t be fooled by the staged populism that sometimes is mistaken for come-home-Americanism. America First in practice embodies George H. W. Bush’s summation of America’s foreign policy: “What we say goes.”

As Glenn Greenwald writes about Trump’s disgusting relationship with Saudi Arabia, it’s “a perfect example — perhaps stated a little more bluntly and candidly than usual — of how the US has conducted itself in the world since at least the end of World War II.”

Nov 26 10:28

MBS HIRES GERMAN PR FIRM TO POLISH HIS IMAGE

A German consultancy firm with access to senior officials in the country has been employed by Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman to improve the kingdom’s image. For years, the Saudi leadership has spent large sums on lobbyists in the West and this weekend a German newspaper revealed that that the Crown Prince, known as MBS, is working with a Berlin based consulting firm to shape Germany’s impression of the 33-year-old.

Details of the agreement between MBS and the PR firm were discovered by German sources and reported in the Arab media. German Sunday newspaper, Welt am Sonntag reported that Saudi Crown Prince “has been working with WMP since 2015 to prevent the spread of negative views in Germany about the royal family.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Hey, Butcher of Yemen, aka Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, ;I can help you out here, and not charge you a dime!

HOW ABOUT STOPPING THE SLAUGHTER OF THE YEMENI PEOPLE, AND STOP ASSASSINATING YOUR OWN CITIZENS, WHEN YOU DO NOT LIKE WHAT THEY HAVE WRITTEN ABOUT WHAT DIRECTION YOU HAVE TAKEN IN THIS HORRIFIC WAR?!?!?

You are welcome, your Lowness!!

Nov 26 08:22

Did Israel Murder Yasser Arafat?

(*Does A Bear Schitt In The Woods ?)

Nov 24 10:29

Trump: US In Very Strong Negotiations in Afghanistan

n rare comments on peace talks in Afghanistan, President Trump reported that “very strong” negotiations are ongoing in the country. He said the people of Afghanistan “are tired of fighting,” and the goal is to end the war.

That said, Trump appeared to try to downplay the effort, saying that the negotiations “probably” are not going to be successful, but “who knows?” He did not elaborate further. Special envoy Zalmay Khalilzad has expressed hopes for a peace deal by April of next year, though the Taliban said no agreements are yet in place.

Less important than what President Trump said was that he addressed the matter at all. The Afghan War has tended not to be a popular topic for him to address. This may suggest a growing interest within the administration to tackle the protracted war.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Why does this so much remind me of the phrase, "Ir you are getting chased, get to the front of the mob, and make it look like you are leading a parade!"?!?

Nov 23 11:44

Israel's Iron Dome defense of Saudi Arabia aims to avert collapse of Trump and Netanyahu's entire Middle East strategy: But Democrats view it as yet another expression of the prime minister’s overzealous backing for a despised U.S. president

Trump had no hesitation about deploying whatever remains of Israel’s good name as a political Iron Dome. On Thursday night he asserted, “Israel would be in a lot of trouble without Saudi Arabia.” In his written statement, Trump mentioned Israel twice: First to underline Saudi Arabia’s importance in warding off the big Satan Iran and then to justify Washington’s intention of standing by Riyadh in order to “ensure the interests of our country, Israel and all other partners in the region.”

Israel, Trump assumes, is the magic word that will ensure the support of Evangelicals, who will in turn mitigate the harsh positions taken by some Republican Senators, especially Lindsey Graham, against the Saudi crown prince.

Democrats, in any case, were apparently less impressed. Widely respected Washington Post columnist Jackson Diehl wrote that “a lot of Republicans as well as Democrats will be repelled… by the spectacle of an Israeli leader lobbying to excuse an Arab dictator for murder.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Assassination...is one of the tools of statecraft; and no country on this planet understands this better than those in the Bowels of Power in Tel Aviv.

Nov 23 11:13

ESCOBAR: ERDOGAN, MBS, ISLAMIC LEADERSHIP, & THE PRICE OF SILENCE

The House of Saud's ties to the Khashoggi slaying are being milked by the Turkish President for maximum benefit amid debate on leadership of the Islamic world and how the crisis may affect US and Saudi strategy in the Middle East...

Call it the Gazprom double down. Nord Stream 1 and 2 supply northern Europe while TurkStream supplies southern Europe. Pipelines are steel umbilical cords. They represent liquid connectivity at its best while conclusively decreasing risks of geopolitical friction.

The Kremlin and the Russian Foreign Ministry are very much aware that the high-stakes game goes way beyond ‘Pulp Fiction’ in Istanbul and the Astana peace process on Syria – carefully micro-managed by both Putin and Erdogan alongside Iran’s Rouhani. The big prize is no less than the leadership of the Islamic world.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Putin, as usual, is no less than one thousand chess moves ahead of President Trump, in understanding how all this is going to be perceived globally, and how it can best benefit Russia and its allies.

Nov 23 10:54

30+ KILLED, MANY INJURED AS TERRORIST ATTACK ROCKS PAKISTANI MARKET

Over 30 people were killed and 50 injured after a blast hit a market in Pakistan. Conflicting reports say that either a suicide bomber carried out the attack or the explosive device was hidden in vegetables.
Three children and 28 mourners are believed to be among the 31 victims, according to local Geo TV. The network says that another 33 people were injured in the suicide blast on Friday after the attacker went to the market on a motorcycle.

Meanwhile, AFP citing local officials gives a different account, saying that the improvised explosive device was hidden in a carton of vegetables. The agency also put the death toll at 31 and said that 50 more people were injured, with 17 in critical condition.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I hope this uptick in violence, coupled with the attack against the Chinese Consulate in Pakistan, is not a harbinger of worse times ahead for the Pakistani people.

Nov 23 09:56

Video proof: Window broken out after 1 October Las Vegas shooting ended

Officer-worn body camera video from the night of the deadly 2017 Las Vegas shooting reveals that at least one upper-floor window was broken out at Mandalay Bay sometime after all gunfire directed at the venue had stopped.

Nov 22 09:14

US bombs continue to kill in Laos 50 years after Vietnam War

US dropped two million tonnes of bombs on Laos at height of Vietnam War. Why are cluster munitions still killing?

Vientiane - This year's Thanksgiving celebration marks 50 years since the American military embarked on the biggest bombing campaign in history, decimating the small Southeast Asian country of Laos by dropping more than two million tonnes of bombs on it at the height of the Vietnam War.

Half a century on, innocent lives are still being lost as the country struggles with the leftovers of the conflict.

On Thanksgiving Day in November 1968, the United States escalated its war against North Vietnam in Laos.

Then-US President Lyndon B Johnson had ordered traditional turkey dinners to be helicoptered in to US troops who were secretly deployed in the quiet, landlocked country to sever the North Vietnamese supply lines that ran through the east.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The US government and military rarely clean up their global messes; it should be American teams in Laos, doing the cleanup, and making living for these people safe again, without the threat of even one child ever getting torn apart, limb from limb, by these devices.

Nov 22 07:39

Las Vegas police found a .223 shell casing in a hotel restroom on the night of the 1 October massacre

Las Vegas Metropolitan Police found a .223 shell casing in a hotel restroom on the night of the October 2017 massacre in which 58 people lost their lives.

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