Web Research Links for the Week of 7/2/18

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U.S. forces leaving al-Tanf…and Syria: Russia remains in The Levant – by Elijah J. Magnier – https://ejmagnier.com/2018/07/05/us-forces-leaving-al-tanfand-syria-russia-remains-in-the-levant/ – “Russian advisors visiting the Syrian capital Damascus are confident that the US forces will pull out of al-Tanf and will also aim to completely withdraw from north of Syria (al-Hasaka and Deir-Ezzour) in the next six months… According to top decision makers based in Damascus, the US President Donald Trump is pushing his administration to approve an already prepared total withdrawal plan. Despite Trump’s limited knowledge of foreign policy and being unaware of the consequences of his decisions in the international arena, however, he found no convincing elements – said the sources, who asked to remain anonymous – in the presentation by his administration where US forces could benefit from the continuation of their presence in such a hostile environment and without suffering hits in the future. Trump’s biggest fear to see the US special forces deployed in the north of Syria and in Iraq returning to the country “in plastic bags”. He would certainly find it hard to offer any explanation for the US occupation of the Levant after the defeat of ISIS (the “Islamic State” group) or what remained of it in Syria and Iraq.”

US, Iran Clash in Hormuz Strait: Not an Improbable Scenario – by Peter Korzun – https://www.strategic-culture.org/news/2018/07/07/us-iran-clash-in-hormuz-strait-not-improbable-scenario.html – ” Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani  warned the United States about consequences. He said shipments from other countries would be disrupted if Iranian oil exports were suspended. Qassem Solaimani, the commander of the Al Quds Force in the Revolutionary Guards, joined him to confirm that his country will block oil shipments through the Hormuz Strait if the US administration stops Iranian oil exports. Mohammad Ali Jafari, the commander of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, said that ‘either all can use the Strait of Hormuz or no one.’ “

This Is What Modern War Propaganda Looks  Like – by Caitlin Johnstone – https://medium.com/@caityjohnstone/this-is-what-modern-war-propaganda-looks-like-ffb523ce8be – “Whenever you see the sudden emergence of an attractive media campaign that is sympathetic to the plight of civilians in a resource-rich nation unaligned with the western empire, you are seeing propaganda. When that nation is surrounded by other nations with similar human rights transgressions and yet those transgressions are ignored by that same media campaign, you are most certainly seeing propaganda. When that nation just so happens to already be the target of starvation sanctions and escalated covert CIA ops, you can bet the farm that you are seeing propaganda… This is what war propaganda looks like in the era of social media. It will never look ugly. It will never directly show you its real intentions. If it did, it wouldn’t work. It can’t just come right out and say “Hey we need to do horrible, evil things to the people in this country on the other side of the world in your name using your resources, please play along without making a fuss.” It will necessarily look fresh and fun and rebellious. It will look appealing. It will look sexy.”

Israeli Forces Strike Syrian Forces Positions East Of Golan Heightshttps://southfront.org/israeli-forces-strike-syrian-forces-positions-east-of-golan-heights/ – “The attack came amid repeated Israeli claims that the Syrian military is about to violate or is already violating the buffer zone between Israel and Syria establsihed under the 1974 agreement. Using this as a pretext, Israeli officials threatened Syria with military strikes.”

Imran Awan Skates – Bill Still reports on Awan plea deal (7 min) – https://forbiddenknowledgetv.net/imran-awan-skates/

Where is the world economy going?Michael Pento: When The Yield Curve Inverts Soon, The Next Recession Will Start (36 min)Not only is a recession extremely likely, the global debt system has no tools to deal with it left in the box.

From the Official-State-Propaganda Desk: UK Police: Poisoned Couple Handled ‘Contaminated Item’https://www.voanews.com/a/britain-nerve-agent-that-sickened-couple-identical-to-skripal-poisoning/4469092.html – “The couple was found unconscious Saturday in Amesbury, 13 kilometers from Salisbury, where Sergei and Yulia Skripal were found in March… Security Minister Ben Wallace told the BBC on Thursday investigators believe the new exposure is a result of the March incident and not a new attack directed at Sturgess and Rowley.” – Note: Initial reports stated that Dawn Sturgess, one of the supposedly affected couple, went in with symptoms early in the day and that Charlie Rowley, a registered heroin addict, had symptoms and went into hospital several hours later. Amesbury, where they are now said to have been found unconscious, is about 4 km from the UK’s Porton Down Chemical Weapons Facility.

“My Street, My Choice!” Website Provides Helpful Guide to Stop 4G and 5G Small Cell Towers From Being Installed Near Homes and Everywhere Else. – by B.N. Frank – https://www.activistpost.com/2018/07/my-street-my-choice-website-provides-helpful-guide-to-stop-4g-and-5g-small-cell-towers-from-being-installed-near-homes-and-everywhere-else.html

Secret US 2006 Gov’t Document Reveals Plan To Destabilize Syria By Using Extremists, Muslim Brotherhood, Elections – by Brandon Turbeville – https://www.activistpost.com/2018/07/secret-us-2006-govt-document-reveals-plan-to-destabilize-syria-by-using-extremists-muslim-brotherhood-elections.html – “it must be remembered that the goal to impose hegemony across the world by the Anglo-financier system is not some fly-by-night venture that cropped up in 2011 to be easily abandoned in 2018. Indeed, the plan to destroy Syria has spanned nearly four decades, only moving into high gear in 2011 under the Obama administration… While the destabilization initiative did begin in earnest under Obama’s watch, the truth is that previous administration were also heavily involved in the planning of Syria’s destruction… For instance, in 2006, TIME revealed a leaked two-page document circulating amongst key figures in the Bush administration that openly stated that the U.S. was ‘supporting regular meetings of internal and diaspora Syrian activists’ in Europe. The document made no bones about expressing hope that ‘these meetings will facilitate a more coherent strategy and plan of actions for all anti-Assad activists.’ ”

Police Union Calls for Banning of Books in High School Because They Mention Police Brutality – by Matt Agorist – https://www.activistpost.com/2018/07/police-union-calls-for-banning-of-books-in-high-school-because-they-mention-police-brutality.html – ” ‘ Censorship is a necessity of the police state. Peaceful ideas that oppose the status quo expose the insidious nature of the establishment and are therefore stricken from the public record. This has long been the practice of all empires and it is currently the practice in America today. Case in point: police in South Carolina are attempting to get two books in a school banned because they talk about police brutality and corruption… The Fraternal Order of Police in Tri-County have made their case public and are demanding that  Angie Thomas’s multiple award-winning novel about police brutality, The Hate U Give, on a school’s summer reading list, be banned. The union referred to the book as “almost an indoctrination of distrust of police.”.. Another book on the radar of the union to be banned is Jason Reynolds and Brendan Kiely’s All American Boys, which sees a teenage boy trying to overcome his distrust of the police after he is wrongly suspected of shoplifting and then beaten by an officer. All American Boys even features a cop as a protagonist and mentor, yet the union wants it gone.”

Verizon Chairman and CEO, Lowell McAdam, “5G is Very Disruptive Technology.” Let Me Count The Very Disruptive Ways. – by B.N. Frank – https://www.activistpost.com/2018/07/verizon-chairman-and-ceo-lowell-mcadam-5g-is-very-disruptive-technology-let-me-count-the-very-disruptive-ways.html – “For the last few years, every security expert on the planet has been warning that “connecting everything together” through 5G and The Internet of Things (IoT) could even have long-term catastrophic world-wide consequences.  IoT already has an almost 75% failure rate.  Doesn’t that sound disruptive enough to avoid?.. 5G means installing small cell towers everywhere – including in front of homes, in public rights of ways, etc.  That’s disruptive.  Many people are ticked off about this for many reasons – including reduction of their property value… McAdam also said 5G is good for the environment.  OMG No!  In September 2017, 180 scientists and doctors demanded a moratorium on the installation of 5G small cell tower infrastructure due to biological and environmental risks.”

Basic Law of the Jungle – The Playing Out of the Endgame in the Syrian War – by Evegny Satanovsky, translated by AlexD exclusively for SouthFront – https://southfront.org/basic-law-of-the-jungle/ – ” Moscow’s position is obvious – it requires Ankara to separate the opposition in Idlib with the elimination of Jabhat al-Nusra supporters. Ankara plans to put these groups under the control both through reconciliation and through the absorption of their groups by pro-Turkish opposition groups. In this case, a non-agreement-capable opposition group remains in Idlib, making any attempts of creating a constitution impossible. Even more so, in Ankara’s plans for Syria there is no desire to conduct a dialogue with Damascus about the future political architecture of this country.”

Mainstream Media Admits FBI Groomed Terrorist for 4th of July Attack, Gave Him Supplies – by Rachel Blevins – https://www.activistpost.com/2018/07/mainstream-media-admits-fbi-groomed-terrorist-for-4th-of-july-attack-gave-him-supplies.html – “An innocent man is now facing terrorism charges after he was caught plotting a bombing at a Fourth of July celebration and then arrested by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The only problem is that the plot was created by undercover FBI agents, who convinced the man to agree to a role in the plan, and then provided him with supplies… Demetrius Pitts, 48, is now facing criminal charges after conversations with undercover agents led to his arrest. According to the criminal complaint against Pitts, the FBI claimed that its agents reached out to him because he made comments on Facebook that indicated he may be interested in joining al-Qaeda, traveling overseas for training, and then returning to the U.S. to carry out an attack… While it is not clear what the comments from Pitts—who was reportedly using a Facebook account with a different name—stated exactly, it is clear that there was no indication he actually planned on carrying out a terrorist attack. In fact, a report from NBC News admitted that ‘there’s no indication that Pitts could have carried off any attack on his own.’ ”

The Plan to Destabilize Russia with Islamic State Terror (with very good video, behind paywall) – by Kurt Nimmo – https://www.newsbud.com/2018/06/04/the-plan-to-destabilize-russia-with-islamic-state-terror/ – “A Russian think tank linked to Vladimir Putin has made the claim Islamic State operatives in northern Afghanistan are organizing a large-scale hybrid offensive against Russia through Tajikistan and Uzbekistan. The Russians are taking the threat seriously. The director of the Center for Geopolitical Expertise Valery Korovin says Moscow should prepare for a large-scale offensive operations in Ukraine, Armenia, and a number of post-Soviet republics with large Muslim populations.”

Why Neocons Hate Russia (with video, behind paywall) – by Kurt Nimmo – https://www.newsbud.com/2018/06/25/why-neocons-hate-russia/ – “The maintenance of external enemies is key to the ideology of both neocons and the national security state. In the beginning it was communism and the domino theory. This was followed by a wholly manufactured Islamic threat. The final objective includes gaining control over all precious assets, most prominently access to oil and required strategic resources.”

Massachusetts Attorney Exposing Medical Kidnapping Threatened with Being Disbarredhttp://healthimpactnews.com/2018/massachusetts-attorney-exposing-medical-kidnapping-threatened-with-being-disbarred/ – “During the past seven years, millions have been drained from the retiree’s estimated $9 million estate. He’s expected to be tapped out within a year… Where has the money gone? To lawyers, lawyers, lawyers, elder service providers, and the like. Heck, the lawyers even charge one another to talk to each other and to send e-mails to one another, and then bill the estate. They also spend money on the daily care of Marvin, including their posted 24/7/365 “guards,” as Marvin’s daughter Lisa Siegel Belanger refers to his round-the-clock paid “caregivers,” whom she has detailed keep the senior isolated in his Boxford home. Lisa has also detailed how these ‘so-called medical providers have denied her dad his basic dignity: he can’t even use a cell phone to talk to his grandchildren!’ ”

UK Calls on Russia to Give Details of Nerve Attack After Two More People Struck Down – from Reuters, by Alex Fraser and Henry Nicholls – http://freebeacon.com/issues/uk-calls-russia-give-details-nerve-attack-two-people-struck/ – ” ‘The Russian state could put this ‘wrong’ right. They could tell us what happened, what they did and fill in some of the significant gaps that we are trying to pursue,’ British Security Minister Ben Wallace said… ‘I’m waiting for the phone call from the Russian state.’ ” – Comment: ROFLOL !

US Democratic senators demand eviction of Julian Assange from Ecuador’s London embassy – by James Cogan –  http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/06/28/assa-j28.html – “Ten Democratic Party senators have issued a reprehensible call for the Trump administration to demand that the Ecuadorian government renege on the political asylum it provided WikiLeaks editor Julian Assange six years ago and evict him from its London embassy. He would then be detained by British police, while US agencies filed extradition warrants… The letter of the senators was addressed to Vice President Mike Pence, ahead of his visit to Ecuador today and top-level talks with the small country’s president, Lenín Moreno. The signatories are a roll-call of leading congressional Democrats: Robert Menendez, Dick Durbin, Richard Blumenthal, Edward J. Markey, Michael Bennet, Christopher Coons, Joe Manchin, Jeanne Shaheen, Diane Feinstein and Mark Warner… The document exudes deceit, and the hatred of the American ruling class for Assange…”

More Evidence That Half of Americans Are In or Near Poverty – by Paul Buchheit – http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/49769.htm – “According to CareerBuilder, 3 out of 4 American workers are living paycheck to paycheck, unable to meet any major expense in health care or home and auto repairs. Charles Schwab says 3 out of 5 Americans live paycheck to paycheck. That’s 60 to 75 percent of us… The United Way ALICE Project has calculated that 43% of U.S. households can’t afford a monthly budget that includes housing, food, child care, health care, transportation and a cell phone. The Federal Reserve concurs, estimating that 42% of U.S. adults are experiencing a high likelihood of material hardship.”

Adobe Flash “magazine” from the International Tribunal for Natural Justice (ITNJ) Judicial Commission on Child Trafficking: https://view.joomag.com/mag/0821035001528071323

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