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For the Week of 7/8/19:

Boots on the Ground – Australian Delegation to Damascus debunks Fake Media – We came back to Sydney feeling truly humbled that we were so well received, and have seen the true spirit of the people of Syria – by Lou Louis MD – https://www.veteranstoday.com/2019/07/13/australian-delegation-to-damascus-debunked-fake-media/

Palantir’s Software For Fusion Centers Exposed In California FOIA – by Aaron Kesel – https://www.activistpost.com/2019/07/palantirs-software-for-fusion-centers-exposed-in-california-foia.html – According to DHS, “Fusion centers operate as state and major urban area focal points for the receipt, analysis, gathering, and sharing of threat-related information between federal; state, local, tribal, territorial (SLTT); and private sector partners” like Palantir. Further, Fusion Centers are locally owned and operated, arms of the “intelligence community,” i.e. the 17 intelligence agencies coordinated by the National Counterterrorism Center (NCTC). However, sometimes the buildings are staffed by trained NSA personnel like what happened in Mexico City, according to a 2010 Defense Department (DOD) memorandum… Founded with early investment from the CIA and heavily used by the military, Palantir is a subcontracting company in its own right. The company has even been featured in the Senate’s grilling of Facebook, when Washington State Senator Maria Cantwell asked CEO Mark Zuckerberg, “Do you know who Palantir is?” due to Peter Thiel sitting on Facebook’s board… Motherboard shows how Fusion Center police can now utilize similar technology to track citizens beyond social media and online web accounts with people record searches, vehicle record searches, a Histogram tool, a Map tool, and an Object Explorer tool. (For more information on each and the applicable uses see the Vice News article here.).. Police can then click on an individual in the chart within Gotham and see every personal detail about a target and those around them, from email addresses to bank account information, license information, social media profiles, etc., according to the documents.”

Maduro Pens Powerful Response to UN High Commissionerhttps://www.telesurenglish.net/news/Maduro-Pens-Powerful-Response-to-UN-High-Commissioner–20190712-0004.html – ” ‘By injuring the truth of what happens in Venezuela, your Office has placed itself on the side of those who harm our people.’.. Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro penned on July 11th a powerful response to U.N. High Commissioner Michelle Bachelet, who accused the government of the Bolivarian Republic of killing nearly 7,000 people… President Maduro slammed these allegations from Bachelet, pointing out that these unfounded accusations were harmful to Venezuela and its people. ‘The report presented by your Office to the Human Rights Council on 5 July has come to my notice. Its content is deeply harmful to the dignity of the Venezuelan people and the truth of the human rights situation in Venezuela. Unfortunately, it is quite clear that you DID NOT LISTEN TO VENEZUELA.’ ”

Proof That the Clintons Are Tied to Epstein, Cartels but the Fix Is In -No Justice for the Victims – by Dave Hodges – https://thecommonsenseshow.com/conspiracy-economics-tragedy/proof-clintons-are-tied-epstein-cartels-fix-no-justice-victims – “The Clinton ties become obvious as one delves into the details. As we know that CEMEX paid the Clintons $100 million, we can consider this to be a middle man fee paid to the Clinton Initiative, aka the right to do business, which is a common cartel practice in their version of pay to play. On the other side of CEMEX-Clinton association is Epstein. NXIVM tied into this central hub of sex trafficking as a result. Some of my sources have indicated that this is the largest business on the planet. It is bigger than nuclear arms production, drug sales and gun running. HSBC banks launders the money for these groups as revealed on the CSS by John Cruz, former HSBC Vice President… The names associated with this unholy operation are beginning to leak out as evidenced by excerpts from the following article…”

Maduro Pens Powerful Response to UN High Commissionerhttps://www.telesurenglish.net/news/Maduro-Pens-Powerful-Response-to-UN-High-Commissioner–20190712-0004.html – ” ‘By injuring the truth of what happens in Venezuela, your Office has placed itself on the side of those who harm our people.’.. Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro penned on July 11th a powerful response to U.N. High Commissioner Michelle Bachelet, who accused the government of the Bolivarian Republic of killing nearly 7,000 people… President Maduro slammed these allegations from Bachelet, pointing out that these unfounded accusations were harmful to Venezuela and its people. ‘The report presented by your Office to the Human Rights Council on 5 July has come to my notice. Its content is deeply harmful to the dignity of the Venezuelan people and the truth of the human rights situation in Venezuela. Unfortunately, it is quite clear that you DID NOT LISTEN TO VENEZUELA.’ ”

Trump’s Huawei Reprieve Is a National Security Debacle – by Gordon G. Chang – https://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/14534/trump-huawei-exemptions – “The concern is that the Chinese government and military will be able to use Huawei equipment to remotely manipulate devices networked on the Internet of Things (IoT), no matter where those devices are located. So, China may be able to drive your car into oncoming traffic, unlock your front door, or turn off or speed up your pacemaker… On Tuesday, Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross echoed earlier administration comments when he promised his department would only issue exemptions “where there is no threat to U.S. national security.” That sounds reassuring, but it is not possible to divide Huawei into threatening and non-threatening components. Huawei management can take profits from innocuous-looking parts of the business to support the obviously dangerous parts.”

Trump Continues Obama’s War On Whistleblowers, Arrests Another Alleged Intercept Source – by Caitlin Johnstone – https://medium.com/@caityjohnstone/trump-continues-obamas-war-on-whistleblowers-arrests-another-alleged-intercept-source-36c60a13f124 – ” ‘The Trump admin is on pace to shatter the record for the most prosecutions of journalistic sources,’ reads a statement by the Freedom of the Press Foundation. ‘Hale is at least the sixth alleged journalistic source charged by the Trump administration in just over two years in office. The Justice Department has previously indicated dozens more leak investigations are ongoing.’ ”

Bombshell Claim: Scientists Find “Man-made Climate Change Doesn’t Exist In Practice” – by Tyler Durden – https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-07-11/scientists-finland-japan-man-made-climate-change-doesnt-exist-practice – ” ‘The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has discussed the impact of cloud cover on climate in their evaluations, but this phenomenon has never been considered in climate predictions due to the insufficient physical understanding of it,’ comments Professor Hyodo in Science Daily. ‘This study provides an opportunity to rethink the impact of clouds on climate. When galactic cosmic rays increase, so do low clouds, and when cosmic rays decrease clouds do as well, so climate warming may be caused by an opposite-umbrella effect.’.. In their related paper, aptly titled, “No experimental evidence for the significant anthropogenic [man-made] climate change”, the Finnish scientists find that low cloud cover “practically” controls global temperatures but that “only a small part” of the increased carbon dioxide concentration is anthropogenic, or caused by human activity.”

Lies About Iran Killing US Troops in Iraq Are a Ploy to Justify War – by Gareth Porter – http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/51893.htm – “Around the time Lieberman was introducing that resolution (in partnership with four Republican senators), Cheney proposed in a meeting with other senior officials if the United States obtained hard evidence of Iranian support for Shiite militias killing U.S. forces in Iraq, such as fighters or weapons crossing into Iraq from an IRGC base in Iran linked to that assistance, it should carry out a retaliatory attack on an IRGC base in Iran… Defense Department officials quashed the proposal, however, by demanding that Cheney’s staff explain how this military escalation would unfold, and how it would end, according to J. Scott Carpenter former deputy assistant secretary of state, in a 2008 interview with this writer. Cheney’s staff couldn’t provide satisfactory answers… When officials of the Trump administration claim that Iran is responsible for U.S. deaths in Iraq, they are following Dick Cheney’s playbook. As the Bolton-Pompeo team tries to steer the U.S. toward attacking Iran, it is important to draw that parallel to Cheney’s strategy, and understand the history behind this push for war.”

UN Report on Human Rights in Venezuela Faulty by Design – by Nino Pagliccia – https://www.globalresearch.ca/un-report-human-rights-venezuela-faulty-design/5682848 – “The headline of the New York Times said, “Venezuela Forces Killed Thousands, Then Covered It Up, U.N. Says.” Reuters said, ‘UN details Venezuela torture, killings to neutralize opposition.’ The Washington Post said, ‘UN: 5, 287 killings in Venezuela security operations in 2018.’.. The reaction of a typically unsympathetic media towards Venezuela is all too predictable, which makes all wonder if there was a second motive for the release of the report on this date and with this content… To be clear, the UNHCHR is an independent entity and its report [1] is not short on details of violations committed by the government of Venezuela. However, we must question the UNHCHR undiplomatic disclosure with uncorroborated facts. Not to imply that the UNHCHR should have hidden the facts it believed to be true, albeit alleged, but also balance those with many other facts that the government of Venezuela claims to have provided but were omitted in the report.”

NYT: US Middle Class Families Must Surrender Their Suburbs for ‘Poor Immigrants’ – New York Times calls for American middle class areas to be used for low income housingby Jay Greenberg – https://neonnettle.com/news/8082-nyt-us-middle-class-families-must-surrender-their-suburbs-for-poor-immigrants- – “The federal government should force suburban voters to sacrifice their houses’ value, give up their quiet schools, and their green neighborhoods so investors can build more homes for immigrants with cheaper rent, the NYT argues. The federal government is an irresistible force when it chooses to prioritize an issue,’ declares the July 7 editorial, titled ‘A New Approach on Housing Affordability.’.. ‘It is past time to prioritize the availability of affordable housing’ for immigrants, the article adds. After starting with a complaint about housing prices, the editorial fails to note the connection between mass-immigration and the soaring costs of living in the US.”

Alphabet’s plans to track people in its ‘smart city’ ring alarm bellshttps://www.cnn.com/2019/07/09/tech/toronto-sidewalk-labs-google-data-trust/index.html – “Last month, Sidewalk Labs, the urban innovation arm of Google’s parent company Alphabet, released a 1,524-page report detailing plans for developing a portion of Toronto’s waterfront… The report, weighing more than 14 pounds, exhaustively detailed the perks of Alphabet’s vision, including streets without traffic congestion and air pollution, as well as inventive ways of dealing with harsh weather… But when it came to discussing the handling of people’s data, Alphabet offered only a handful of pages with few new details. Sidewalk Labs describes the creation of an independent agency to manage data collection agreements with companies and make sure the collection is beneficial for the community… Pedestrians walking in the neighborhood shortly after it launches will likely be tracked as they walk down streets, enter certain stores and spend time in parks… But it’s not just about the data that will be collected about any given visitor on day one. It’s the risks we don’t even know about yet, the ones that may accrue over time as data collection broadens and gets more powerful.”

“The Mood Is Pretty Hopeless”: Scene Outside Deutsche Bank Offices Evokes Lehman Collapse – by Tyler Durden – https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-07-09/scene-outside-deutsche-bank-offices-evokes-lehman-collapse – “At the end of the day, all of the frenzied whispers in the press about Deutsche Bank CEO Christian Sewing’s sweeping restructuring hardly did it justice. Instead of moving slowly, the bank started herding hundreds of employees into meetings with HR, first in its offices in Asia (Hong Kong, Sydney), then London (which got hit particularly hard) then New York City… By some accounts, it was the largest mass banker firing since the collapse of Lehman, which left nearly 30,000 employees in New York City jobless. Although the American economy is doing comparatively well relative to Europe, across the world, DB employees might struggle to find work again in their same field.” – Comment: On the brighter side, maybe those guys are holding Dinar, Dong or Zimbabwe Dollars and are “Ready” for the Reset!

European association said to nix Jerusalem conference, fearing BDS pressure – Members resign in protest of cancellation by European Network for Mental Health Service Evaluation; Israeli association calls move ‘startling, dishonorable’ – https://www.timesofisrael.com/european-association-said-to-nix-jerusalem-conference-fearing-bds-pressure/ – “In a letter sent to board members, Mike Slade said his decision came after several members complained about the location, and that he was trying to preempt the resulting outcry from boycott supporters, the report said, citing sources who had read the letter… Had he gone forward with the plans to hold the next conference in Israel, Slade contended, ENMESH’s work over the next two years would have been dominated by dealing with the controversy and the pressure from anti-Israel activists.”

Watch as Cops Taser, Pepper Spray Dad in Front of His Kids, for Filming – by Matt Agorist – https://www.activistpost.com/2019/07/watch-as-cops-taser-pepper-spray-dad-in-front-of-his-kids-for-filming.html – “Once he began recording, an officer approaches Ramirez and tells him to “back away.”.. ‘You’re interfering with our crime scene. Back away,’ the officer says. But as the video appears to show, Ramirez is several feet away from the officers. Nevertheless, the officers approach him and physically attempt to push him back… ‘Don’t touch me,’ he says several times before the cops deploy tasers… ‘You’re making my kid cry,’ Morentin says as she and her children watch their father/husband get abused and kidnapped… “Daddy!” one of Ramirez’s children screams as they watch in horror… ‘Why are you doing that to him?’ a passenger asks… ‘Are you recording the whole thing?’.. ‘I’m recording everything,’ Morentin says… ‘What was he doing? He was recording. He wasn’t doing anything but recording,’ the passenger tells abusive cops as Ramirez lies on the ground in handcuffs.”

25 Senators in Secret Meeting With Jewish Leaders to Plot Strategy Against Growing Anger Over Influence of Jewish Elites – Who is representing the American people in this secret conclave with pro-Israel groups? – by Philip Giraldi – https://russia-insider.com/en/25-senators-secret-meeting-jewish-leaders-plot-strategy-against-growing-anger-over-influence-jewish – “The meeting was by design not a public event, and, to a certain extent, it was a secret. Its time, place, and participants were not announced, and it was only reported at all in the Israeli and Jewish media. According to after-the-fact coverage of the event by Alison Weir of the “If Americans Knew” website, even staffers in the congressional offices were not aware that the meeting was taking place… No statement was issued afterwards, but it is believed that the principal topic under discussion was how to contain and reverse pro- Palestinian sentiment among progressive Democratic voters, who, to the horror of the participants, actually have been embracing the possibility that Palestinians are human beings with plausibly the same rights as Israelis. A particular focus would have been the nonviolent Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement (BDS), which has become a growing force on college campuses and in progressive circles.”

Upcoming Election Pits East Ukraine Which Wants Peace, With West, Which Wants War – by John Helmer – https://russia-insider.com/en/politics/upcoming-election-pits-east-ukraine-which-wants-peace-west-which-wants-war/ri27416 – “The author is the longest serving foreign correspondent covering Russia. He published his fascinating memoirs in December of 2018. They are full of insights into what has really been going on in Moscow over the past 30 years. RI wrote about it here. He is the author of 12 books, 3 of them about Russia.” – Very good article if you want more understanding about what’s going on in Ukranian society before the upcoming election.

UK Marks Media Freedom Conference By Banning RT, Sputnik From Ithttps://southfront.org/uk-marks-media-freedom-conference-by-banning-rt-sputnik-from-it/The British government just banned Russian news agencies RT and Sputnik from from attending a media freedom conference in London this week… ‘We have not accredited RT or Sputnik because of their active role in spreading disinformation,’ the Foreign Office said in a statement… Around 1,000 reporters, journalists, and members of civil society as well as 60 government ministers are set to be at the two-day Global Conference for Media Freedom. Nonetheless, RT and Sputnik did not receive accreditation becase of their alleged role in “spreading disinformation.”.. ‘It takes a particular brand of hypocrisy to advocate for freedom of press while banning inconvenient voices and slandering alternative media; sadly, the world has learned to expect just that from the UK Foreign Office,’ RT said in a statement on the situation… The Russian Embassy in London described the move as a ‘direct politically motivated discrimination.’ It added that it had complained to the foreign office accusing it of conducting a ‘months-long smear campaign’ against RT…’What better illustration of the real situation with media freedom in the UK does one need? Yet the organizers of the Conference, as far as we understand, wish to discuss the situation with media freedom anywhere in the world, but not in this country,’ the Russian embassy said.”

Lendman: ‘Israel Redefines Chutzpah’ – by Stephen Lendman – https://21stcenturywire.com/2019/07/10/lendman-israel-redefines-chutzpah/ – “In 2004, the International Court of Justice (ICJ) ruled the West Bank occupied. The same holds for Gaza and East Jerusalem… According to the ICJ, ‘Israeli settlements in the Occupied Territory, including East Jerusalem, are illegal and an obstacle to peace and to economic and social development (and) have been established in breach of international law.’.. The ICJ also ruled against Israel’s Separation Wall, calling it illegal, ordering completed sections dismantled, and “all legislative and regulatory acts relating thereto” repealed or rendered “ineffective forthwith.”.. In its ruling, the ICJ mandated reparations for the ‘requisition and destruction of homes, businesses, and agricultural holdings (and) to return the land, orchards, olive groves, and other immovable property seized,’ obligating member states to reject the illegal construction and demand Israel comply with international law… Israel spurned the ruling, the way it treats all international law. Clearly it’ll dismiss other international court rulings against its actions, but they matter longterm — establishing a judicial record of Israeli lawlessness.”

Report: Alex Acosta Said He Was Told Jeffrey Epstein ‘Belonged to Intelligence’ And ‘To Leave It Alone’ – by Chris Menahan – http://www.informationliberation.com/?id=60461 – “After the one meeting with then-U.S. Attorney Acosta, where presumably “intelligence” was mentioned, the indictment was shelved and, instead, Epstein signed a non-prosecution agreement with federal prosecutors… Epstein’s pals include heads of state, entrepreneurs, academics and research scientists, celebrities, and numerous beautiful women, notably Ghislaine Maxwell, daughter of media mogul Robert Maxwell (né Ján Ludvík Hyman Binyamin Hoch). Robert Maxwell, head of the Mirror Group Newspapers, was alleged to be a Mossad agent by Seymour Hersh in his 1991 book on Israel’s nuclear program, The Samson Option. Maxwell denied the charge and sued Hersh for libel, but he died in November 1991, and the suit died with him. Hersh countersued and eventually received an apology and a settlement… This has led to the speculation that Ghislaine Maxwell has Mossad connections as well.”

Netanyahu Compares Iranian Uranium Enrichment to Nazi Invasion of the Rhineland – by Kurt Nimmo – https://www.globalresearch.ca/netanyahu-compares-iranian-uranium-enrichment-nazi-invasion-rhineland/5682957 – “Thus, we have come to expect over-the-top exaggeration by Netanyahu on Iran and its purported nuclear weapons program that has yet to be confirmed. His remark about the Iranians and Nazi Germany is intended to move the Europeans to impose strict sanctions. it was specifically crafted to exploit their history… Bibi and the Zionists have little concern for the energy needs of the Europeans. In 2017, EU nations imported 66.5 million barrels of crude oil, or (about 182,000) barrels per day, from Iran, according to Eurostat, the official news portal of the European Commission. Netanyahu, Donald Trump, and his gang of neocons would have Europe suffer for the sake of Israel.”

Jewish Elites Want to Make ‘Holocaust’ Brainwashing Mandatory in US Schoolshttps://russia-insider.com/en/jewish-elites-want-make-holocaust-brainwashing-mandatory-us-schools/ri27422 – “It refers to statistics found in the 2018 Holocaust Knowledge and Awareness Study which surveyed 1,350 Americans aged 18 and over and found 49 percent of millennials and 45 percent of adults couldn’t name a concentration camp or ghetto in Europe during the Holocaust. It also revealed that 41 percent of millennials think the number of Jews killed in the Holocaust was two million or less, rather than six million… ‘The Never Again Education Act’ would create a grant program run by the Department of Education to provide teachers with training and tools to teach students about the Holocaust ‘and the repercussions that hate and intolerance can have on our society.’ ”

The Expanding Global Footprint of U.S. Special Operations (w/video 21min) – Written and Produced by SF Team – https://southfront.org/the-expanding-global-footprint-of-u-s-special-operations-3/ – “Not only has SOCOM fostered closer ties with the Department of State, but with the monolithic U.S. security apparatus as a whole. In an attempt to “be everywhere and know everything”, SOCOM has moved further away from its subordinate position in the Department of Defense, and pursued a more independent and unaccountable path, similar to that of the CIA or NSA, two organizations that it has increasingly worked closely with. SOCOM has even forged close ties with the Federal Bureau of Investigation, whose prevue is supposed to be limited to U.S. domestic crime investigations and the enforcement of federal laws… There should be some apprehension at both the Pentagon and in the halls of Congress, of the growing power of this new military within the military. In a constitutional republic that clearly delineates, compartmentalizes, and limits government power, the growth of a largely unaccountable, secretive and influential new military organization should be viewed as a threat to the very foundations of political and social order. A number of former special operations members have run for political office in recent years and won…. A strengthened SOCOM, deployed across the planet, establishing relationships with the foreign militaries of most of the world’s nations, and stationed in an ever growing number of U.S. embassies is a dream come true for the Deep State. There is little chance that SOCOM will reverse its course of expansion and accumulation of power at the expense of U.S. national security anytime in the immediate future. Just as the FBI, NSA and CIA have grown in power, influence and unaccountability since their creation, SOCOM seems poised to follow the same model to the detriment of the Republic that it was created to serve.” (emphasis added)

US Call for German Troops in Syria Angers Berlin – by The New Arab – https://www.globalresearch.ca/us-call-german-troops-syria-angers-berlin/5682990 – “The US appeal comes after Trump has repeatedly urged Berlin to increase its defence spending, last month calling Germany “delinquent” over its contributions to NATO’s budget… But such criticisms have more often hardened resistance to forking out more on the military rather than loosening the country’s purse strings… Former Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder told business newspaper Handelsblatt on Saturday that Trump wanted “vassals” rather than allies.”

Hong Kong artist criticizes China at the UN – Chinese delegates twice interrupt the singer’s speech at Human Rights Council in Geneva – by Kamaran Malik – https://www.asiatimes.com/2019/07/article/hong-kong-artist-criticizes-china-at-the-un/ – “About 30 seconds into her speech, Chinese delegate Dai Demao interrupted her, pointing out to the council that her words violate the one-China principle in the UN Charter when she mentioned the city alongside China… When she continued her speech she said that the city’s people have been frustrated as China has been backtracking on its promise of “One country, two systems”, citing six lawmakers being disqualified, booksellers going missing and activists being jailed… Dai interrupted her again, saying that Ho was attacking the two systems principle and asked the council to stop her “insulting” speech… She concluded her speech by urging the Human Rights Council to arrange an emergency meeting for the protection of Hong Kong and to remove China from the council if it continued to disrespect and disregard human rights.”

Insects Are Dying Off in Europe in Apocalyptic Wildlife Omen, New Study Suggestshttps://sputniknews.com/science/201907011076115268-insects-dying-off-europe-apocalyptic-omen/ – Amateur German researchers have been collecting bugs in the industrial area along the Rhine for decades. Their findings, which have been independently verified by other scientists, suggest that the world may witness its worst die-off since the dinosaurs were wiped out. Scholars have confirmed that over 40 percent of insect species could vanish… The Amateur Entomology Society of Krefeld, located in northern Germany near the Dutch border, has conducted research in the Rhine countryside which suggested that the total biomass dropped by drastic 76 per cent over the recent 30 years. The enthusiasts, who gathered over 80 million bugs and various insects, caught them with single traps over certain periods, putting every catch in a certain box… “Since 1982, the traps we manufacture ourselves have been standardised and controlled, all of the same size and the same material, and they are collected at the same rate at 63 locations that are still identical,” the society’s president Martin Sorg told the website Phys.org.”

Rescuing ‘Skripal Case’ Narrative: Bellingcat Comes With ‘Revelations’ On Another ‘GRU Officer’https://southfront.org/rescuing-skripal-case-narrative-bellingcat-comes-with-revelations-on-another-gru-officer/ – “A new speculation, released on June 28, claimed that there was evidence suggesting that a senior Russian military intelligence officer worked from a hotel in central London to coordinate the March 2018 ‘nerve agent attack’ against former Russian spy Sergei Skripal… The latest Bellingcat claims that the organization ‘identified a third GRU officer who travelled to London during the Salisbury poisoning operation under the cover identity of Sergey Fedotov.’.. ‘We established that his real name is Denis Sergeev, and that his rank was at no lower than colonel, and possibly Lt. General or Major General.’.. Do they really believe that a Russian intelligence operative would really particiapte in a secret cover mission to poison a former spy carrying own phone? (especially if his wife uses this phone to call him over personal things)”

Ukrainian Authorities Are Alarmed By New Grave Threat To National Securityhttps://southfront.org/ukrainian-authorities-are-alarmed-by-new-grave-threat-to-national-security/ – “Ukrainian authorities and security services are terrified by a new grave threat to the Ukrainian national security: a Russia-Ukraine TV link-up announced by Ukraine’s NewsOne TV channel and Russia’s Russia-24 TV channel… And this is not a joke… Earlier this week. NewsOne TV announced that it’s planning to host a TV link-up [“Need to Talk”] between Ukrainians and Russians to discuss the current situation and ‘non-political questions’ by ordinary people. This idea caused an outrage among the current Ukrainian political establishment and government-linked media organizations and activists… Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council (NSDC) of Ukraine Oleksandr Danyliuk reacted to the move by calling it a provocation and stressed that the government is ready to react. He also adviced his counterparts to not panicking over this… President Zelensky came with an emergency statement on the matter. In the video adress, Zelensky called it “dangerous” PR trick ahead of the snap elections to the Parliament. He added that TV link-ups between Ukrainian and Russian TV channels “during the war” are unacceptable. ”

Voices from Syria’s Rukban Refugee Camp Belie Corporate Media Reporting – Eva Bartlett visited refugees in Syria escaping the horrid conditions in the Rukban Refugee Camp, a desolate outpost in the US administered deconfliction zone. What she found was very different than the ‘reality’ depicted by the Western press – by Eva Bartlett – https://www.mintpressnews.com/voices-syria-rukban-refugee-camp-media-reporting/260197/ – “A common theme emerged from the testimonies of those civilians: starvation as a result of jihadist control over aid and food supplies, and the public execution of civilians… Their testimonies echoed those of civilians in other areas of Syria formerly occupied by armed anti-government groups, from Madaya and al-Waer to eastern Aleppo and elsewhere… Despite those testimonies and the reality on the ground, Western politicians and media alike have placed the blame for the starvation and suffering of Syrian civilians squarely on the shoulders of Russia and Syria, ignoring the culpability of terrorist groups… In reality, terrorist groups operating within areas of Syria that they occupy have had full control over food and aid, and ample documentation shows that they have hoarded food and medicines for themselves. Even under better circumstances, terrorist groups charged hungry civilians grotesquely inflated prices for basic foods, sometimes demanding up to 8,000 Syrian pounds (US $16) for a kilogram of salt, and 3,000 pounds (US $6) for a bag of bread.”

RenTech Pulls Cash From Deutsche Bank As Insider Warns Of “Lehman-Style” Scene – by Tyler Durden – https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-07-05/expect-lehman-style-scenes-outside-deutsche-bank-offices-monday-mass-firings-begin – “…DB has been rocked by some unexpected news that could revive the sense of fear and panic that sent investors running for the exits back in 2016, when many believed a massive DoJ fine might sink the bank… Echoing a mini-bank run from late 2016 when hedge funds that cleared derivatives trades with the bank started withdrawing excess cash and positions held with the lender, Renaissance Technologies, the giant hedge fund that has been one of DB’s largest prime brokerage clients, has reportedly been taking money out of its prime brokerage accounts with the German lender over the past few months, according to people familiar with the move… According to Bloomberg, while the secretive quant fund giant remains a major client of Deutsche Bank, it has been quietly moving business to Barclays, Bank of America, and others, according to several sources who weren’t identified. Reps for both DB and RenTech declined to comment when approached by BBG reporters… Though some believe the job cuts will take place slowly over the course of the next year, one former MD told efinancialcareers that mass firings could happen as soon as Monday, when “Lehman-like” crowds might form outside the bank’s offices in London, New York City and elsewhere… ‘You could see Lehman-style scenes outside Deutsche Bank on Monday…It’s very sad what’s happening.’ ”

Goodbye Dollar, It Was Nice Knowing You! – by Philip Giraldi – https://www.strategic-culture.org/news/2019/07/04/goodbye-dollar-it-was-nice-knowing-you/ – “Trump has already been “threatening penalties against the financial body created by Germany, the U.K. and France to shield trade with the Islamic Republic from US sanctions.” The Treasury’s undersecretary for terrorism and financial intelligence, Israeli Sigal Mandelker, warned in a May 7th letter that ‘I urge you to carefully consider the potential sanctions exposure of Instex. Engaging in activities that run afoul of US sanctions can result in severe consequences, including a loss of access to the US financial system.’.. It is perhaps not unreasonable to wish the Europeans success, as they are supporting free trade while also registering their opposition to the White House’s bullying tactics using the world financial system. And if the dollar ceases to be the world’s trade and reserve currency, what of it? It would mean that the Treasury might have to cease printing surplus dollars and the US ability to establish global hegemony on a credit card might well be impeded. Those would be good results and one might also hope that some day soon the United States might once again become a normal country that Americans would be proud to call home.” (emphasis added)

Navy arms destroyers with new high-powered laser, changes war tactics – by Kris Osborn – https://www.foxnews.com/tech/navy-arms-destroyers-with-new-high-powered-laser-changes-war-tactics – “Developers are now working on a handful of technical challenges known to make it difficult for mobile lasers to operate on certain platforms, without finding a way to accommodate large amounts of power. The Navy’s Program Manager for the Zumwalt-class destroyers, Capt. Kevin Smith, addressed this recently at Sea Air Space, explaining that a “power surge” is needed to operate lasers on ship… ‘For directed energy weapons you need a surge. There is technology we are looking at right now to assess how the ship can have the energy storage that would facilitate that surge capacity,’

“Pretty Please” – Trump Asked Iran To Allow Him To Bomb It – by Moon Of Alabama – http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/51886.htm – “Elijah Magnier reported that Trump had asked Iran to allow him to strike back, but was rebuffed: ‘According to well-informed sources, Iran rejected a proposal by US intelligence – made via a third party – that Trump be allowed to bomb one, two or three clear objectives, to be chosen by Iran, so that both countries could appear to come out as winners and Trump could save face. Iran categorically rejected the offer and sent its reply: even an attack against an empty sandy beach in Iran would trigger a missile launch against US objectives in the Gulf.’.. An Iranian general yesterday confirmed Magnier’s take (also here)… The Trump administration seems to have genuinely thought that Iran would not react to its ever tightening sanctions by exceeding the technical limits of the nuclear deal, which it now does. Back in November Secretary of State Pompeo opined that Iran would not do this: ‘Asked what the administration would do if the Iranians restart their nuclear program, Pompeo replied, ‘We’re confident that Iranians will not make that decision.’ ‘.. That was of course nonsensical. Why was Iran expected to stick to a deal it does not benefit from? Such wishful thinking has no base in reality.. ”

7 Things You’re Not Supposed to Know About the ‘Justice System’ – by Gary ‘Z’ McGee – https://www.wakingtimes.com/2019/07/08/7-things-youre-not-supposed-to-know-about-the-justice-system/

For the Week of 7/1/19:

IMO, a VERY important piece of work from James: The Secrets of Silicon Valley: What Big Tech Doesn’t Want You to Know (44 min) – by James Corbett – The 5G wars are wars for control of populations.

https://youtu.be/TbKxUYl3WSE

Crop Catastrophe In The Midwest – Latest USDA Crop Progress Report Indicates That A Nightmare Scenario Is Upon Us – by Michael Snyder – http://theeconomiccollapseblog.com/archives/crop-catastrophe-in-the-midwest-latest-usda-crop-progress-report-indicates-that-a-nightmare-scenario-is-upon-us – “The last 12 months have been the wettest in all of U.S. history, and this has created absolutely horrific conditions for U.S. farmers. Thanks to endless rain and historic flooding that has stretched on for months, many farmers have not been able to plant crops at all, and a lot of the crops that have actually been planted are deeply struggling. What this means is that U.S. agricultural production is going to be way, way down this year. The numbers that I am about to share with you are deeply alarming, and they should serve as a wake up call for all of us. The food that each one of us eats every day is produced by our farmers, and right now our farmers are truly facing a nightmare scenario… You can view the latest USDA crop progress report right here. According to that report, corn and soybean production is way behind expectations.”

Saudi Arabia taking Iranian oil tanker ‘hostage‘ – https://www.presstv.com/Detail/2019/07/04/600099/Iran-saudi-oil-tanker-happiness-ransom-hostage – “Iranian officials have warned Saudi Arabia against holding an oil tanker “hostage,” describing it as an “illegal seizure” and a case of “ransom-seeking” aimed at gaining concessions from Iran… On May 2, Saudi Arabia announced its coast guard had rescued a distressed Iranian oil tanker, named Happiness I, with 26 on board off the Red Sea port of Jeddah, after it faced ‘engine failure and the loss of control.’.. Two months on, despite being fixed, Saudis are refusing to let the vessel leave, and at the same time charge Iran $200,000 a day for maintaining the vessel in Jeddah… ‘The Saudi government first showed good behavior: it provided the damaged vessel with technical assistance, and the crew members with food packages, but it has refused to give any help in the past few weeks,’ said Iranian lawmaker Jalal Mirzaei on Wednesday.”

Trump administration lays broad legal grounds for military strike on Iran – (orig. from WaPo) https://outline.com/pdtBZn – “As it has contemplated military action against Iran, the Trump administration has opened the door to virtually every legal authority it might use to justify an attack, from tying Iran to al-Qaeda, to President Trump’s assertion that it would not involve American ground troops and “wouldn’t last very long.”.. Democrats and some Republicans have tried repeatedly to pin the administration down, including last week’s unsuccessful attempt to muster 60 Senate votes for an amendment requiring Trump to ask Congress before launching any military engagement… When asked directly about legal justification, senior administration officials have offered undetailed assurances that any action would “consistent with our Constitution,” as Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said last month, or they deferred to lawyers.”

3 million Yemeni disabled threatened with death, increasing problemshttp://en.abna24.com/news//3-million-yemeni-disabled-threatened-with-death-increasing-problems_957902.html – “The war on Yemen will result in great disabilities and problems in the future, said the head of the Executive Office of the Arab Region for Persons with Disabilities and the Director General of the Special Needs in the Municipality of the capital… Abdullah Bonyan conifrmed that the proportion of the disabled in Yemen, according to a study prepared by the Regional Office for People with Disabilities, represents 13.5% of the population, about 3 million disabled. Their suffering doubled during the last four years, because of the siege and aggression on Yemen… ‘The war led to the death of many disabled people and increased the suffering of thousands of them due to lack of medicines, the low level of health services and the deterioration of the living conditions of the disabled,’ YPA quoted Bonyan saying.”

Netanyahu: Israel preparing for wide-scale campaign in Gazahttps://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Netanyahu-Israel-preparing-for-wide-scale-campaign-in-Gaza-594528 – “Netanyahu’s comments came after he convened a security cabinet meeting at the IDF Gaza Division headquarters to discuss the situation in the Strip, followed by a meeting with local and regional council heads, some of whom left the meeting in protest… ‘Our policy is clear: we want to restore the calm, but at the same time we are preparing for a large-scale military operation, if such an action is required,” Netanyahu said. “Those are my instructions to the army.’.. A few local council heads most affected by the violence who were invited to the meeting did not attend, with Gadi Yarkoni and Ofir Liebstein, heads of the Eshkol and Sha’ar Hanegev regional councils, walking out when they saw that there were a number of other local and regional heads from the South in attendance.” (emphasis added)

The Pentagon has a laser that can identify people from a distance—by their heartbeat – The Jetson prototype can pick up on a unique cardiac signature from 200 meters away, even through clothes – by David Hambling – https://www.technologyreview.com/s/613891/the-pentagon-has-a-laser-that-can-identify-people-from-a-distanceby-their-heartbeat/
MiniAOC Deletes All Social Media Accounts After Death Threats and Harassment Of Family – by Joseph Curl – https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2019/07/miniaoc-deletes-all-social-media-accounts-after-harassment-of-family/ – “In her videos, Ava nailed AOC’s Valley Girl speech patterns. ‘Like, hello America, AOC here again,’ Ava said one video. ‘But this time from Washington, D.C., which is named after our first president — George Washington D.C.’.. ‘Like, I want to tell you about my plan to single-handededly save the planet. I call it the Green New Deal. I picked green because I’m still learning my colors. I came up with my plan after we were watching, like, the most important documentary on climate change. It’s called Ice Age 2: The Meltdown,’ she said, referring to the animated 2006 hit movie. ‘That’s not me saying it, that’s science.’.. ‘My Green New Deal will cost, like, 93 trillion dollars. Do you know how much that is? Me neither. Because it’s totally worth it. If sea levels keep rising, we won’t be able to drive to Hawaii any more,’ she said.” – Comment: If we’re facing the Zombie Apocalypse, we might as well die laughing…

Ann Widdecombe speech causes UK meltdown, comparing EU to slave owners or colonizers (13 min) – Analysis by Alex Christoforou and Alexander Mercouris of The Duran

https://youtu.be/XkGFCCQbmcI

Have You Heard Of The CIA’s Iran Mission Center? – by Vijay Prashad – https://russia-insider.com/en/have-you-heard-cias-iran-mission-center/ri27359 – “In 2017, the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) created a special unit — the Iran Mission Center — to focus attention on the U.S. plans against Iran. The initiative for this unit came from CIA director John Brennan, who left his post as the Trump administration came into office. Brennan believed that the CIA needed to focus attention on what the United States sees as problem areas — North Korea and Iran, for instance. This predated the Trump administration… It bothered the hawks in Washington — as one official told me — that Persia House was filled with Iran specialists who had no special focus on regime change in Iran. Some of them, due to their long concentration on Iran, had developed sensitivity to the country… Trump’s people wanted a much more focused and belligerent group that would provide the kind of intelligence that tickled the fancy of his National Security Adviser John Bolton… To head the Iran Mission Center, the CIA appointed Michael D’Andrea. D’Andrea was central to the post-9/11 interrogation program, and he ran the CIA’s Counterterrorism Center. Assassinations and torture were central to his approach… It was D’Andrea who expanded the CIA’s drone strike program, in particular the signature strike. The signature strike is a particularly controversial instrument. The CIA was given the allowance to kill anyone who fit a certain profile — a man of a certain age, for instance, with a phone that had been used to call someone on a list.The dark arts of the CIA are precisely those of D’Andrea.

Royal Marines Seize Super Tanker Carrying Crude Oil To Syriahttps://southfront.org/royal-marines-seize-super-tanker-carrying-crude-oil-to-syria/ – “A detachment of Royal Marines and the authorities in Gibraltar have seized a supertanker suspected of carrying oil to Syria on the belief it was breaching EU sanctions. 30 Royal Marines from 42 Commando were involved… Gibraltar’s chief minister Fabian Picardo said: ‘We have reason to believe that the Grace 1 was carrying its shipment of crude oil to the Banyas Refinery in Syria.’.. ‘That refinery is the property of an entity that is subject to European Union sanctions against Syria.’.. According to reports, the tanker had sailed from Iran. If the oil on board is confirmed to be Iranian, the tanker would also be violating a US ban on Iranian oil exports. (emphasis added) – Comment: It looks like both the supertanker and its cargo will be impounded, i.e. stolen.

Iran Summons UK Envoy Over “Illegal Seizure” Of Supertanker Allegedly Heading To Syriahttps://southfront.org/iran-summons-uk-envoy-over-illegal-seizure-of-supertanker-allegedly-heading-to-syria/ – ” ‘Following the illegal seizure of an Iranian oil tanker in Gibraltar by British Royal Marines, the UK envoy to Tehran has been summoned to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs,’ Seyyed Abbas Mousavi, a spokesman for the Iranian Foreign Ministry, wrote in a tweet… Later, acting Spanish Foreign Minister, Josep Borrell, revealed that Gibraltar’s authorities detained Grace 1 in Spanish waters upon a request by the U.S. to the UK… The seizure of the supertanker could lead to a political crisis between the EU and Iran. The EU had demonstrated that the bloc was committed to avoid oil sanctions on Tehran.”

Debunking the Rumors About Russia Caving in to Israel – The Saker – http://www.unz.com/tsaker/debunking-the-rumors-about-russia-caving-in-to-israel/ – “Will any of the above affect the “Putin is a traitor” or “Putin works for Bibi” crowd?.. Facts? No! Who needs facts?.. No, most probably not. What they will do is just ignore Patrushev’s very official statement just like they have ignored all the facts since they began predicting a “Grand Russian Betrayal” for no less than 5 years now, even if proved wrong every time: remember their whining about Syria “losing” its (utterly useless, dangerous and expensive to destroy) chemical weapons? What about their whining about Russia not doing enough for Novorussia? Or their whining about the Russians being “soft” on Israel after the Israelis caused the loss of a Russian recon aircraft? All these folks who present to us the “proof” that Putin, Bolton, and Netanyahu are “in cahoots”, and have predicted that Patrushev would “sell out” are now very busy looking somewhere else for evidence of Russia’s subservience to Israel.” – Comment: If you only have time to read one article on International Relations this week, this would be the one.

Overcoming the Robotic Mind – Why Humanity Must Come Through: Q&A with Author Julian Rosehttps://www.activistpost.com/2019/07/overcoming-the-robotic-mind-why-humanity-must-come-through-qa-with-author-julian-rose.html

German Intelligence Service Report Presents Sputnik and RT As Security Threats As Significant As ISIS And Al-Qaedahttps://southfront.org/german-intelligence-service-report-presents-sputnik-and-rt-as-security-threats-as-significant-as-isis-and-al-qaeda/ – ” ‘Cyber spying by Russian intelligence services … continues to be a major threat to German security and constant challenge to counter-intelligence,’ it added… ‘The Russian government is expanding its media offerings in Germany in order to increase its influence. State enterprises are disguised as independent media to hide the fact that they belong to the Russian state and to exert subtle influence on the public. The most important of these are the Internet channel RT Deutsch and the Sputnik news agency,’ the report said… ‘Intelligence targets continue to be business and industry, research, technology and the military. The same applies to the popular movements which the Chinese authorities call the “Five Poisons”, fearing that they threaten national unity and the Communist Party’s monopoly on power.’.. In essence, the report lists some very clear points and claims, which most of the time are substantiated by numbers and evidence. In terms of intelligence activities, the claims regarding Russia and China are mostly a result of the necessity of the Washington-led establishment to propagate the narrative, rather than an actual security risk or threat.” Comment: This report is from the Bundesamt für Verfassungsschutz (BfV) [Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution], probably representing the interests of a particular German deep state

A Second FAKE Document: “The Black Cash Ledger” Went After Paul Manafort (w/video 26min) – by Catherine J. Frompovich – https://www.activistpost.com/2019/07/a-second-fake-document-the-black-cash-ledger-went-after-paul-manafort.html – “Black Conservative Patriot [1] (BCP) submits a video “forensic autopsy” about another fake document—one we know about, the STEELE Document—and the other now being revealed, “The Black Cash Ledger,” which ‘went after’ Paul Manafort!.. That ‘document’ was known to be a fraud, but Special Counsel Robert Mueller apparently USED it to go after, indict and convict Manafort!.. How was the former president of the country of Ukraine involved?.. What about the Podesta brothers, one of whom was Hillary Clinton’s 2016 campaign manager?.. Listen to what is said about submitting false documents in a federal court proceeding, how it violates FBI rules, which former FBI Director and lawyer, Bob Mueller, should have known, and can be a crime under certain circumstances. [2] Whoa! How was Mueller trying to circumvent that rule?

Every major US carrier has launched 5G service – by Jason Plautz – https://www.smartcitiesdive.com/news/every-major-us-carrier-has-launched-5g-service/558032/ – “With this launch, every major U.S. carrier now has some sort of 5G on the map, and each has talked up big plans to expand (Verizon also brought their service to Denver and Providence, RI last week). Although it’s still early, the 5G adoption from major cities marks a positive trend that should keep the U.S. on pace with other countries.”

Government’s Own Pro-vaccine Medical Expert Admits There is a Vaccine-Autism Link That is Being Covered Up (w/video – 11min) – http://healthimpactnews.com/2019/governments-own-pro-vaccine-medical-expert-admits-there-is-a-vaccine-autism-link-that-is-being-covered-up/ – “[O]n Full Measure, we will be running a replay of what I think is the most important vaccine-autism report this year… It tells how the government’s own pro-vaccine medical expert, a world-renowned pediatric neurologist, concluded — based on scientific studies and other scientific information — that vaccines can cause autism, after all, in “exceptional” cases… The physician, Dr. Andrew Zimmerman, goes on to say that the government went on to misrepresent his opinion in vaccine court and cover up what he had told them… The story is so important that it triggered a wave of vaccine industry propaganda. There was an organized effort to falsely claim that the Dr. Zimmerman is somehow “anti-vaccine” or, perhaps, no longer of sound mind… Other false claims included that Dr. Zimmerman’s opinions have been misunderstood or mischaracterized. Fortunately, you can read his full affidavit and published studies for yourself. Click here.

Synagogues (in the U.S.) are now conducting active shooter drills during services – After gunmen massacre worshipers at Poway and Pittsburgh, US congregations learning how to hide, flee and fight back against attackers – by Ben Sales – https://www.timesofisrael.com/synagogues-are-now-conducting-active-shooter-drills-during-services/ – ” ‘It was not a high-energy, kind of catching people off-guard kind of thing,’ (Rabbi Neil) Cooper said five days after the June 22 drill at his Temple Beth Hillel-Beth El in Wynnewood, Pennsylvania. ‘We also wanted to let people know, more than anything else, that we’re on top of this. We have a procedure. We have people looking out.’ ”

Freedom Articles covers American Intelligence Media “Zuckerberg Dossier”: Who Created Facebook? New Letter from Alleged Insider Claims Zuckerberg is a Frontman for Military Intelligence – by Makia Freeman – https://freedom-articles.toolsforfreedom.com/who-created-facebook-zuckerberg-dossier-darpa-cia/ – “The letter makes many explosive claims as quoted below. I encourage you to read it for yourself. The main themes are that: – Mark Zuckerberg did not create Facebook but was chosen as a front man to make the military surveillance social media network go public; – Zuckerberg was involved in CIA mind control programs as a child; – Zuckerberg has many MIC (Military Intelligence Complex) handlers behind him who are controlling him and telling him exactly what to do; – Zuckerberg stole code by hacking into the email account of the son of Michael McKibben, owner of Leader Technologies and the real inventor of scalable social media. Michael had emailed his son Max the white papers written to describe the new invention; – Zuckerberg is either unable or barely able to write code, so the idea that he wrote innovative and unique code for Facebook is a giant, absurd lie.” – Original article on Patriots For Truth (AIM): https://patriots4truth.org/2019/06/13/the-zuckerberg-dossier/

No reason for Iran’s uranium enrichment besides making nukes, says Boltonhttps://www.timesofisrael.com/no-reason-for-irans-uranium-enrichment-besides-making-nukes-says-bolton/How does one know that John Bolton is lying?…

Look At This Map – It Shows Devastating Crop Losses Are Literally Happening All Over The Globe – by Michael Snyder – http://theeconomiccollapseblog.com/archives/look-at-this-map-it-shows-devastating-crop-losses-are-literally-happening-all-over-the-globe – ” Ice Age Farmer has compiled a “Grand Solar Minimum Crop Loss Map” which you can view right here, and I appreciate our friends at ANP for pointing it out to us. Ice Age Farmer’s map shows that there are literally dozens of locations all over the globe right now that are reporting significant crop losses, and this is really unlike anything we have ever seen before. Some parts of our planet are dealing with horrific drought, but in the middle of the United States it just won’t stop raining. In some areas of the world it is too cold, while others are experiencing record heat. Everywhere we look we see extremes, and the behavior of our sun is the primary reason this is happening.” – Comment: Solar activity is a prominent factor here, but another is from weather modification / weather warfare operations.

From the The-Oracle-Speaks Desk: Mossad chief: Iran definitely behind attacks on Gulf oil sites, embassy in Iraq – In extensive speech, Yossi Cohen warns of threat posed by Tehran enriching uranium past limits set by 2015 nuclear agreement – by Judah Ari Gross – https://www.timesofisrael.com/mossad-chief-iran-definitely-behind-attacks-on-gulf-oil-sites-embassy-in-iraq/ – ” ‘I say to you, with certainty, based on the best sources of both Israeli and Western espionage, that Iran is behind these attacks. They were approved by Iranian leadership and carried out, in large part, by the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps and its proxies,’ Yossi Cohen said, speaking at Israel’s Interdisciplinary Center’s Herzliya Conference.”

Ex-CIA director Pompeo: ‘We lied, we cheated, we stole’ – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DPt-zXn05acDoes anyone seriously think that Mossad would have a different policy?

Israeli Strikes On Damascus And Homs Injure And Kill Many Civilians (Videos) – https://southfront.org/israeli-strikes-on-damascus-and-homs-injures-or-kills-dozens-many-civilians-videos/ – “One of the Israeli missiles hit a civilian area in the district of Sahnaya west of Damascus. The Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA) said that 4 civilians, including a 3-month old baby, were killed as a result. 22 other civilians, mostly women and children, were injured… This was the first time an Israeli strike on Syria led to civilian casualties. This is a dangerous development that may force Damascus to rethink its strategy towards Israel… The Israeli strike was one of the biggest this year, which confirms that Tel Aviv is not only determined to go on with its attacks on Syria, but also to step-up their scale and intensity.”

Provoking Iran Over & Over: US Throwing Kitchen Sink at Islamic Republic – by Makia Freeman – http://freedom-articles.toolsforfreedom.com/us-provoking-iran-again-66-years/“Provoking Iran has become a favorite US pastime, it seems. The CIA, along with the Mossad and MI6, just can’t seem to help themselves when it comes to bullying, meddling with and provoking the Persian nation. From Operation Ajax in 1953 to the Iranian Revolution of 1979, from shooting down an Iran Air commercial passenger plane in 1988 to pulling out of JCPOA in 2018 to (last week) violating Iranian air space in 2019, the USG (United States Government) is engaging in extreme provocation of the Islamic Republic in the hopes of getting it to take the bait. If you’re relatively new to this topic and can’t quite figure out what to believe, or to understand who is provoking whom, read on to find out the shocking history of US interference in Iran.”

If you ever use the encrypted messaging options on programs like iMessage, WhatsApp, Signal, Wickr, Telegram, or any other service, your time to discuss things privately over the phone may be running out. The US government doesn’t like for anything to get in the way of their ability to spy on or ‘investigate” even the most mundane of conversations. – Read about the potential banning of end-to-end encryption here: https://www.theorganicprepper.com/outlaw-encrypted-messaging/

FBI Called Upon to Investigate NY Corruption in Removing Vaccine Religious Exemptions – by Liz Young – http://healthimpactnews.com/2019/fbi-called-upon-to-investigate-ny-corruption-in-removing-vaccine-religious-exemptions/ – “He has published a video filmed during the meeting that shows the committee did not have enough votes to bring the bill to the full Assembly Floor, and that Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie, who is not part of the Committee on Health, called over one Assemblyman who voted “no,” Nader Sayegh, and convinced him to change his vote… Without this change of vote, the bill would have died and never come to the full Assembly Floor for a vote… As a result, the bill did make it to the floor, and 20 million New Yorkers who had a religious exemption to vaccines lost that exemption… The day before this vote, Barry states that a Merck Pharmaceutical subsidiary announced that it was investing $48 million in the Albany, New York area which was bringing in 115 new jobs.”

For the Week of 6/24/19:

Europe’s Missing Islamic State Fighters – by Soeren Kern – https://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/14459/europe-returning-jihadists – “”The United States is asking Britain, France, Germany and other European allies to take back over 800 ISIS fighters that we captured in Syria and put them on trial… The alternative is not a good one in that we will be forced to release them…” — U.S. President Donald Trump, Twitter, February 16, 2019… The Wall Street Journal, in a recent editorial, “The West’s Foreign Fighter Problem,” noted that European governments face a “Catch-22″ situation: either repatriate and prosecute their jihadis, or risk that they disappear off the radar and carry out new attacks in Europe… The German government has lost track of scores of Germans who travelled to Iraq and Syria in recent years to join the Islamic State (IS). The revelation comes amid growing fears that some of these fighters are returning to Germany undetected by authorities.”

Texas CPS Medically Kidnaps 4 Year Old Homeschooled Boy After Parents Complain About Poor Doctor Care – by Jeremy Newman – http://healthimpactnews.com/2019/texas-cps-medically-kidnaps-4-year-old-homeschooled-boy-after-parents-complain-about-poor-doctor-care/ – “On April 22, nearly two months prior to this horrific incident, the Pardos had filed an official complaint against the Children’s Hospital for the poor treatment of Drake by several of the hospital’s doctors… They informed the family that they would review the matter and resolve it within 45 days. On day 46, with the family still having heard nothing from the Children’s Hospital, CPS showed up at the family’s door with an affidavit signed by one of the hospital’s doctors… The removal of Drake was in clear violation of state law because CPS: 1. Refused for nearly two weeks to provide the family with any information about the accusations against them. This was a violation of TAC 700.508. 2. Claimed that there was an immediate danger to Drake which required an emergency removal, despite CPS having already delayed for two weeks. This was a violation of Family Code 262.102. 3. Failed to make any reasonable efforts to avoid the need for removal, such as by failing to conduct any interviews with the family or to offer any alternatives to the removal of Drake. This was a violation of Family Code 262.102.”

“5G Ready”? UK Government’s “5G Rural First”: “Dangerously High” Levels of Electromagnetic Field Radiation (EMF) in Southern England – Glastonbury Festival-goers Are Walking into an EMF Minefield – by Annie Dieu-Le-Veut – https://www.globalresearch.ca/glastonbury-festival-goers-walking-emf-minefield/5681851 – “A couple of weeks before, I had attended a meeting of Pilton’s parish council. It was standing room only as residents packed in to express their dismay about a telecommunications mast that had been erected, without any consultation with them, in the children’s skate-board park. Engineers had informed one of them that it was going to be made “5G ready” at the end of May, in time for the music festival… 5G technology was installed at Glastonbury Festival this year by EE as part of a governmental agenda called 5G Rural First. This is a promotional push dreamed up by urbanite marketeers that purports to be about giving better internet access to country dwellers. In reality, though, good folks have paid £250 a ticket to be used as guinea-pigs in a 1.4 square mile test bed for an untested technology that could have serious implications for their health.” (emphasis added)

From the What-Part-Of-Tyranny-Do-You-Not-Understand Desk: Watch as Cops Detain Entire Bar, Seal Off All Exits, Force EVERYONE to Submit to Record Check – by Matt Agorist – https://www.activistpost.com/2019/06/watch-as-cops-detain-entire-bar-seal-off-all-exits-force-everyone-to-submit-to-record-check.html – “The sheer scope of (this) violation is up there in the most egregious cases on which we’ve ever reported here at TFTP… Over the weekend, at a popular Michigan City bar, there was no crime and no one had been suspected of committing a crime… Despite these facts, more than a dozen officers raided this peaceful establishment in which patrons were enjoying their Saturday night. Police officers with the Michigan City Police Department blocked all the exits and the rights-violating process began… After police trapped them inside, every person in the bar was forced to line up and submit their identification to one of the many police officers who had set up laptops. Only after they submitted to the background checks were the patrons allowed to leave… In the state of Indiana, a person only has to show their identification to law enforcement only if they have been stopped for an infraction or ordinance violation. Obviously, every single person inside this bar was not suspected of a crime, which made this process unconstitutional… However, as the video shows, police didn’t accuse anyone of committing an infraction and detained them anyway.”

The Saker Interviews A.B. Abrams About the Geostrategic Developments in Asiahttp://www.unz.com/tsaker/the-saker-interviews-a-b-abrams-about-the-geostrategic-developments-in-asia/ – “I wrote this book with the purpose of elucidating the nature of Western intervention in the region over the past 75 years, and analyzing prominent trends in the West’s involvement in the Asia-Pacific from the Pacific War with Imperial Japan to the current conflicts with China and North Korea. I attempt to show that Western conduct towards populations in the region, the designs of the Western powers for the region, and the means by which these have been pursued, have remained consistent over these past decades. This context is critical to understanding the present and future nature of Western intervention in the Asia-Pacific… A.B. Abrams: There may be marginalized extreme nationalists in China who see a national security from almost everybody, but in mainstream discourse there are no such perceptions. To the contrary, Russia’s immense contribution to Chinese security is widely recognized – not only in terms of technological transfers but also in terms of the value of the joint front the two powers have formed. Russia not only lacks a history of annexing East Asian countries or projecting force against them, but it is also heavily reliant on China in particular both to keep its defense sector active and to undermine Western attempts to isolate it. Russian aggression against China is unthinkable for Moscow – even if China did not possess its current military strength and nuclear deterrence capabilities. This is something widely understood in China and elsewhere… I would dispute that Russia’s military is vastly more capable than China’s own, as other than nuclear weapons there is a similar level of capabilities in most sectors in both countries.”

Demasking the Torture of Julian Assange – by Nils Melzer, UN Special Rapporteur on Torture – http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/51840.htm – “I know, you may think I am deluded. How could life in an Embassy with a cat and a skateboard ever amount to torture? That’s exactly what I thought, too, when Assange first appealed to my office for protection. Like most of the public, I had been subconsciously poisoned by the relentless smear campaign, which had been disseminated over the years. So it took a second knock on my door to get my reluctant attention. But once I looked into the facts of this case, what I found filled me with repulsion and disbelief.”

Turkey Moving Special Forces, Military Equipment to Syrian Border – Reportshttps://sputniknews.com/military/201906281076088951-turkey-moving-special-forces-military-equipment-to-syrian-border/ – “Turkey is moving special forces and military equipment to its border with Syria, the Anadolu news agency reported on Friday, after Turkish forces shelled the Syrian army’s positions in Idlib… A convoy of armoured vehicles and special forces units have arrived in Reyhanli and Kirikhan cities in Turkey’s southern province of Hatay on the border with Syria, according to the local media… The shelling by the Turkish forces came a day after a Turkish soldier had been killed in an attack on a Turkish observation post in Idlib. The Turkish Defence Ministry has said that the shelling had been carried out from the territory controlled by the Syrian government and was deliberate.”

Students Build Vacuum That Sucks Up Microplastics From Sand on the Beach – Canadian students venture to clean the world’s most polluted beach with their own invention – by Eslias Marat – https://www.wakingtimes.com/2019/06/28/students-build-vacuum-that-sucks-up-microplastics-from-sand-on-the-beach/ – “Like any vacuum cleaner, the gigantic machine uses a handheld hose to suck up plastic and sand before dumping it into a huge tank of water. As the plastic floats to the top of the water, the sand sinks to the bottom so that it can be returned to the beach.”

In Israel the Push to Destroy Jerusalem’s Iconic Al-Aqsa Mosque Goes Mainstream – This ancient site that dates back to the year 705 C.E. is being targeted for destruction by extremist groups that seek to erase Jerusalem’s Muslim heritage in pursuit of colonial ambitions and the fulfillment of end-times prophecy – by Whitney Webb – https://www.mintpressnews.com/israel-jerusalem-al-aqsa-third-temple/259926/ – “Some observers may have noticed the growing effort by some Israeli government and religious officials to remove the Dome of the Rock and Al-Aqsa mosque from the Jerusalem skyline, not only erasing the holy site in official posters, banners and educational material but also physically removing the building itself. For instance, current Knesset member of the ruling Likud Party, American-born Yehuda Glick, was also the director of the government-funded Temple Institute, which has created relics and detailed architectural plans for a temple that they hope will soon replace Al-Aqsa. Glick is also close friends with Yehuda Etzion, who was part of a failed plot in 1984 to blow up Al-Aqsa mosque and served prison time as a result… ‘In the end we’ll build the temple and it will be a house of prayer for all nations,’ Glick told Israeli newspaper Maariv in 2012. A year later, Israel’s Agriculture Minister Uri Ariel stated that ‘[w]e’ve built many little, little temples…but we need to build a real Temple on the Temple Mount.’ Ariel stated that the new Jewish Temple must be built on the site where Al-Aqsa currently sits ‘as it is at the forefront of Jewish salvation.’ ” (emphasis added)

Uruguay Walks Out of OAS Meeting Rejecting Guaido Repshttps://www.telesurenglish.net/news/Uruguay-Walks-Out-of-OAS-Meeting-Rejecting-Guaido-Reps-20190627-0016.html

American Intelligence Media on 5G: Trump advocates 5G nightmare on humanityhttps://patriots4truth.org/2019/04/13/trump-advocates-5g-nightmare-on-humanity/ – “Are the Deagel population predictions making sense? It will be a quiet death for humanity as the elites and globalists take us out. We wonder how many times in human civilization they have done this to an unsuspecting population. Dumb us down, then wipe us out. Then change the history books and suppress the science so that the sheeple will never know what happened to their ancestors.”

Members Of Pro-Kiev “Volunteer Battalions” Leave Eastern Ukraine To Join Militant Groups In Syria: LPRhttps://southfront.org/members-of-pro-kiev-volunteer-battalions-leave-eastern-ukraine-to-join-militant-groups-in-syria-lpr/ – “Members of the pro-Kiev “volunteer battalions” were leaving the Donbass, to go and fight in Syria, on the side of ISIS, the press officer of forces the Lugansk People’s Republic, Ivan Filiponenko, said at a briefing.… According to him, one of the reasons was that the long delays in payments in the zone of the so-called “Joint Forces Operation,” in the Donbass.: ‘Long delays in cash payments in the JFO zone, as well as the unstable situation in the country caused Ukrainian militants from the volunteer battalions to leave for the Syrian Arab Republic to participate in the military conflict on the side of the Islamic State (ISIS),” Filiponenko said… At the same time, he stressed that these people, that have combat experience in the Donbass and considers war to be a way of earning money, “has the full support of the special services of Ukraine.”: ‘According to our data, representatives of a specially created structure attached to the security service of Ukraine are involved in preparing the necessary documents for Ukrainian nationalists and organizing their unhindered entry into the Syrian Arab Republic,’ Filiponenko added.”

New coup attempt thwarted in Venezuela: Madurohttps://www.presstv.com/Detail/2019/06/27/599531/maduro-coup-guaido-arrest-assassination – “Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro says security forces have foiled an opposition coup attempt that included plans to assassinate him and other top political figures… ‘We have revealed, dismantled and captured a fascist band of terrorists that planned a coup against Venezuelan society and Venezuelan democracy,’ Maduro said in a Wednesday evening broadcast… ‘They are captured, behind bars, with clear evidence after following this group of criminals and fascists.’.. The plan allegedly involved an attack on the headquarters of the Sebin intelligence agency to release General Raul Baduel, a former defense minister arrested on corruption accusations in 2009 after falling out with the Socialist Party… Maduro said the plan involved opposition leader Juan Guaido as well as political leaders from Chile, Colombia and the United States, but Guaido dismissed the accusations as lies… Communications Minister Jorge Rodriguez said the plan involved both active and retired army officers and was to have been executed between Sunday and Monday this past weekend.”

Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham Suffers Heavy Losses In Failed Attack On Syrian Armyhttps://southfront.org/hayat-tahrir-al-sham-suffers-heavy-losses-in-failed-attack-on-syrian-army/ – “A military source told Muraselon, a pro-government news outlet, that the army destroyed at least one battle tank and two armored vehicles during the clashes around the two towns… ‘Several militants were also killed and injured, their bodies are still scattered over the nearby hills,’ the source added… This was the second attack on the SAA this week. Three days ago, militants of the “Wa Harid al-Muminin” operations room, a coalition of al-Qaeda-affiliated groups that’s allied to HTS, attacked several positions near the town of Atshan in northern Hama, killing at least 18 Syrian soldiers… These repeated attacks may force the SAA to resume in ground operations in Greater Idlib very soon. Russian and Syrian warplanes are already intensifying their airstrikes on the region.” (underlined emphasis added)

This article is now shadow-banned on Facebook and Twitter, and, of course, not to be found on GoolagGoogle: None Dare Call It Sedition – by Patrick Wood – https://www.technocracy.news/none-dare-call-it-sedition/ – “Google has now flatly stated its intent to influence and control public perception so as to manipulate and determine national political election outcomes. It does this by using AI algorithms to skew search results, presenting only their political views, and suppressing dissenting or alternative views… However, this is not a free speech issue. Google is not a news organization. It does not hire journalists nor does it create original content. Rather, Google is an information utility that simply indexes existing and new journalistic content… Google’s all-powerful and pervasive Internet crawler is able to discover virtually 100% of everything published in the world, on an hour-by-hour or minute-by-minute basis. In other words, Google knows everything there is to know. The question is, will it tell all that it knows or only part of it?

You Are Being Trolled – by Dmitry Orlov – http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/51829.htm – “There being nothing better for it to do, the US is trying very hard to troll the whole world, but more and more the world is either refusing to be trolled or trolling the US right back… • When the US threatens to cut off access to the US financial system, the world works on circumventing it… • When the US imposes tariffs and sanctions, the world responds by reworking its trading relationships to exclude the US… • When the US threatens countries with military intervention, the world responds by constructing new alliances and making security arrangements that isolate the US… But most importantly, the world simply waits. The US is now running a budget deficit that is over a trillion dollars a year and taking on debt at about the same rate as it was during the height of the previous financial collapse. What do you think will happen when the next financial collapse hits? (According to a lot of authoritative voices, it should hit either this year or the next.) Meanwhile, I hope that you enjoy being trolled, because I am sure there will be more trolling from the US, just, you know, to keep busy, I guess.”

Pastor Jailed During ‘Drag Queen Story Hour,’ SWAT Team Snipers Positioned Atop Library Roof – by Heather Clark – https://christiannews.net/2019/06/16/pastor-jailed-during-drag-queen-story-hour-camo-spotter-positioned-atop-library-roof/ – “SPOKANE, Wash. — A Baptist pastor was arrested and jailed on Saturday after refusing to move across the street from the Spokane, Washington Public Library while exercising his free speech against a “Drag Queen Story Hour.” The event had a significant militaristic police presence, including camouflaged snipers positioned atop the roof to oversee the large crowd that stood both for and against the men dressed like women reading stories to children… Afhsin Yaghtin of New Covenant Baptist Church was arrested for obstructing an officer as he contended with police that the South Hill Library is public property and that he should be able to speak adjacent to the facility instead of being required to stand across the street.”

More US Warships Arrive In The Mideast Even As Trump Signals Draw Down – by Tyler Durden – https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-06-24/more-us-warships-arrive-middle-east-even-trump-signals-draw-down – “The new military arrivals to the region came just as US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met with Saudi King Salman and separately with Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in the port city of Jeddah to tackle the escalating crisis with Iran in the Persian Gulf… Pompeo has described his hastily arranged visit as focused on putting together an international coalition against Iran, and further that it will coincide with new US sanctions on Tehran, expected to be announced at some point Monday… The visit also comes just as Iran’s military has threatened to shoot down more US drones should they violate Iran’s airspace… Both the Saudis and the Israelis have pushed for a more muscular US response to “Iranian aggression” in the region, thus both MbS and Netanyahu must have been deeply disappointed that last Thursday night’s readied American military response never materialized… By all appearances, despite Trump’s clear preference to no longer be engaged in ‘protecting the shipping lanes for other countries’ while receiving “zero compensation” in return, it appears the US Navy is prepared to continue doing just that… As of Monday morning the State Department has laid out a plan to equip commercial ship escorts traversing the Gulf region with “camera monitoring” which would supposedly “deter Iran” according to a breaking Bloomberg report.”

The Geopolitics of World War III (22 min) – by StormCloudsGatheringVery high-quality short doc from STG, with many useful data points

https://youtu.be/TC3tINgWfQE

Eleven 2020 Democrats Back Free Health Care for Illegal Immigrants – by Sean Moran – https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/06/23/eleven-2020-democrats-back-health-care-illegal-immigrants/# – “According to a New York Times survey, eleven 2020 Democrat presidential candidates backed free healthcare for illegal immigrants either under Medicare for All or a public option, while eight Democrats either did not answer the question or did not provide a clear answer… Here are the 2020 Democrats that backed health care for illegal immigrants: ● Sen. Michael Bennet (D-CO); ●Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ); ● South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg; ● Julian Castro; ● Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA); ● Rep. Seth Moulton (D-MA); ● Sen. Bernie Sanders’ (I-VT); ● Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-CA); ● Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA); ● Marianne Williamson; ● Businessman Andrew Yang.

Eve of Destruction: Iran Strikes Back – by The Polemicist – www.thepolemicist.net/2019/06/eve-of-destruction-iran-strikes-back.html – “What would help the most to deter the calamity is if more Americans understand, along with Iran (and Israel) what the object of the game really is, and make clear they don’t want to play it. That requires that enough Americans, among the populace and the decision makers—especially the military decision makers—drop the ideology of invincibility and exceptionalism, see and warn of the real dangers, and just say “No!”.. That may be happening. This unprecedented episode where the President orders a military attack and then very publicly calls it off at the last minute may indicate that there’s some serious re-thinking going on. WaPo tells us that ‘The decision has divided his top advisers, with senior Pentagon officials opposing the decision to strike and national security adviser John Bolton strongly supporting it.’.. Which is more plausible: That Trump was absolutely certain the U-S-of-A could “obliterate” Iran, and only called off the strike because he was repelled by the idea of killing 150 people? Or that someone among those foreign or domestic influencers who had actual, dispassionate knowledge of the forces arrayed, and who did care about watery graves and burning cities and oil fields, had the courage to say: ‘Do this, and we are fucked.’?”

For the Week of 6/17/19:

US military gets lost, ‘invades’ small Romanian village, blames the weather (VIDEO) – https://www.rt.com/news/462419-us-invades-romanian-farm/ – ” ‘We entered the area between the tanks, but they did not notice us. They defied us, they went from the sunflower fields to the corn, then on to the wheat.’.. When the Romanian police eventually arrived, they shed some light on the situation. Apparently, the Americans mixed up their coordinates, ending up in the farmers’ fields on their way to Bordusani, some 10 kilometers north – and the designated exercise site for week-long NATO maneuvers code-named Saber Guardian 2019… The US Army said its unit crossed into the private farmland as a result of “adverse weather conditions,” according to local media… While there is no estimate yet of the total damage caused, a statement by the Romanian defense industry indicated that the wayward soldiers had destroyed hectares of crops. Local authorities have already begun a process to pursue compensation.”

A Company In Canada Linked To The Raelians Claims To Be Cloning Human Beings – by Arjun Walia – https://www.collective-evolution.com/2019/06/20/news-company-canada-raeliansl-claims-clone-human-beings/ – “Clonaid actually made news headlines all over the world when they announced they’d received a large donation to fund the cloning of a human child. Dr. Brigitte Boisselier, Ph.D. (scientific director of Clonaid) and a former chemist from Air Liquide were in charge of the operation, and for years the company was under regulatory suspicion and bombarded by media coverage… In 2001, she announced that a baby had been born, but following multiple lawsuits and controversy, no evidence of the human clone was provided and mainstream media insinuated that the entire debacle had been a hoax.”

U.S. Launched Cyber Attack On Iran’s Missile And Rocket Systems Under Trump’s CommandReport – https://southfront.org/u-s-launched-cyber-attack-on-irans-missile-and-rocket-systems-under-trumps-command-report/ – “Washington Post said that the cyber-attack was crippling to Iran’s military command and control systems. However, no one was injured or killed… ‘This is not something they can put back together so easily,’ one of the sources told the Washington-based newspaper… Last April, the U.S. designated the IRGC as a foreign terrorist organization, which explains how Trump was able to authorize such a large-scale covert attack.”

5G SOLUTIONS with Cal Washington | Red Pill Expo 2019 PreviewCal Washington interviewed by Richard Grove. Assimilating the information in this one youtube could be equivalent to a college course in autonomy.

https://youtu.be/1X6iMjbxRZU

Cal Washington’s presentation on levels of Jurisdiction from the InPower Movement:
InPower Episode #1: A Mass Action of Liability (2017)

https://youtu.be/NtIYFCjUTSo

Trump Stopped Strike on Iran Because It Was ‘Not Proportionate’ – by Michael D. Shear, Helene Cooper and Eric Schmitt – https://www.nytimes.com/2019/06/21/us/politics/trump-iran-attack.html – “President Trump said Friday morning that the United States military had been “cocked and loaded” for a strike against Iran on Thursday night, but that he called it off with 10 minutes to spare when a general told him that 150 people would probably die in the attack.”

German Greens look to ban all industrial farming – by Jorg Luyken – https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/06/16/german-greens-look-ban-industrial-farming/ – “The Green party in Germany has said it intends to ban industrial farming as part of a wide-ranging and costly package to combat climate change should they come to power… Katrin Goering-Eckardt, the party’s leader in the Germany parliament, said her party would establish a fund worth at least €100 billion to finance climate projects including dam construction, reforestation and environmentally friendly transportation projects… Ms Goering-Eckardt did not go into further details on a timeline for the prohibition of intensively reared meat.”

Lawyers Say Chelsea Manning Lacks Financial Capacity to Pay Fineshttps://www.sparrowmedia.net/2019/06/lawyers-say-chelsea-manning-lacks-financial-capacity-to-pay-fines/ – “In a reply brief to be filed later today, Chelsea Manning will propose guidelines for a hearing to assess her financial capacity before Judge Anthony Trenga, who, just over a month ago, ordered her to pay fines that could total up to nearly half a million dollars. These fines were imposed in addition to her incarceration… While the government has alleged that she has access to resources that would enable her to pay these fines, that perception is simply wrong, say Chelsea and her lawyers. Although prior to her recent confinement, Ms. Manning was able to earn a living from public speaking, she is not a wealthy person, her team says. Records show she was forced to lay off the individual employed by her small business after her incarceration in March, 2019. She has no personal savings, an uncertain speaking career that has been abruptly halted by her incarceration, and is moving her few belongings into storage, as she can no longer afford to pay her rent.” (emphasis added)

Trump Approves Strikes on Iran, but Then Abruptly Pulls Back – by Michael D. Shear, Eric Schmitt, Michael Crowley and Maggie Haberman – https://www.nytimes.com/2019/06/20/world/middleeast/iran-us-drone.html – “President Trump approved military strikes against Iran in retaliation for downing an American surveillance drone, but pulled back from launching them on Thursday night after a day of escalating tensions… As late as 7 p.m., military and diplomatic officials were expecting a strike, after intense discussions and debate at the White House among the president’s top national security officials and congressional leaders, according to multiple senior administration officials involved in or briefed on the deliberations… The operation was underway in its early stages when it was called off, a senior administration official said. Planes were in the air and ships were in position, but no missiles had been fired when word came to stand down, the official said.” – Comment: This may be Trump’s best decision in his presidency so far.

Arizona DCS Arrests Melissa Diegel as “Fugitive from Justice” While Living in Floridahttp://healthimpactnews.com/2019/arizona-dcs-arrests-melissa-diegel-as-fugitive-from-justice-while-living-in-florida/ – “The Daily Caller is reporting that Diegel is being charged in an eight count indictment, and has been extradited from Florida, where she has lived since 2017, and is now incarcerated in an Arizona jail… Diegel lost her long battle with the State of Arizona and never had her two daughters returned. But apparently Arizona was not content to let Diegel move on with her life, and is now charging her with “child abuse” for seeking medical treatment for her daughters from 2011 through 2014, and prosecuting her as a “fugitive from justice.”.. According to The Daily Caller, Diegel faced a Marion County judge on May 21, 2019, but Arizona failed to produce a warrant and the judge dismissed the charges allowing Diegel to go free…’I went to my extradition hearing this morning and Governor Ducey did not sign the governor’s warrant to bring me back to Arizona so as of right now I am free,’ Diegel reported on Facebook… But later that same day a sheriff’s officer reportedly arrived at her home with a new warrant and took her back into custody.

Trump’s EPA Greenlights ‘Emergency’ Bee-killing Pesticide Over 13.9 Million Acreshttps://21stcenturywire.com/2019/06/20/trump-epa-greenlights-emergency-bee-killing-pesticide-over-13-9-million-acres/ – “The Environmental Protection Agency announced so-called “emergency” approvals today to spray sulfoxaflor — an insecticide it considers “very highly toxic” to bees — on nearly 14 million acres of crops known to attract bees… The approval includes 2019 crops of cotton and sorghum in Alabama, Arkansas, California, Georgia, Kansas, Louisiana, Missouri, Mississippi, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia. Ten of the 11 states have been granted the approvals for at least four consecutive years for the same “emergency.” Five have been given approvals for at least six consecutive years… ‘The only emergency here is the Trump EPA’s reckless approval of this dangerous bee-killing pesticide,’ said Lori Ann Burd, environmental health director at the Center for Biological Diversity. ‘It’s sickening that even amid the current insect apocalypse, the EPA’s priority is protecting pesticide industry profits.’ ”

Arizona DCS Arrests Melissa Diegel as “Fugitive from Justice” While Living in Floridahttp://healthimpactnews.com/2019/arizona-dcs-arrests-melissa-diegel-as-fugitive-from-justice-while-living-in-florida/ – “The Daily Caller is reporting that Diegel is being charged in an eight count indictment, and has been extradited from Florida, where she has lived since 2017, and is now incarcerated in an Arizona jail… Diegel lost her long battle with the State of Arizona and never had her two daughters returned. But apparently Arizona was not content to let Diegel move on with her life, and is now charging her with “child abuse” for seeking medical treatment for her daughters from 2011 through 2014, and prosecuting her as a “fugitive from justice.”.. According to The Daily Caller, Diegel faced a Marion County judge on May 21, 2019, but Arizona failed to produce a warrant and the judge dismissed the charges allowing Diegel to go free…’I went to my extradition hearing this morning and Governor Ducey did not sign the governor’s warrant to bring me back to Arizona so as of right now I am free,’ Diegel reported on Facebook… But later that same day a sheriff’s officer reportedly arrived at her home with a new warrant and took her back into custody.

Trump’s EPA Greenlights ‘Emergency’ Bee-killing Pesticide Over 13.9 Million Acreshttps://21stcenturywire.com/2019/06/20/trump-epa-greenlights-emergency-bee-killing-pesticide-over-13-9-million-acres/ – “The Environmental Protection Agency announced so-called “emergency” approvals today to spray sulfoxaflor — an insecticide it considers “very highly toxic” to bees — on nearly 14 million acres of crops known to attract bees… The approval includes 2019 crops of cotton and sorghum in Alabama, Arkansas, California, Georgia, Kansas, Louisiana, Missouri, Mississippi, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia. Ten of the 11 states have been granted the approvals for at least four consecutive years for the same “emergency.” Five have been given approvals for at least six consecutive years… ‘The only emergency here is the Trump EPA’s reckless approval of this dangerous bee-killing pesticide,’ said Lori Ann Burd, environmental health director at the Center for Biological Diversity. ‘It’s sickening that even amid the current insect apocalypse, the EPA’s priority is protecting pesticide industry profits.’ ”

Mashed Potato and Another War for Israel – by Linh Dinh – http://www.unz.com/ldinh/mashed-potato-and-another-war-for-israel/ – “On March 31, 2019, the Jerusalem Post asked the American Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, ‘Today being Purim, a celebration, Jews worldwide and here in Jerusalem are talking about the fact that Esther 2,500 years ago saved the Jewish people with God’s help from Haman. And now, 2,500 years later, there’s a new Haman here in the Middle East who wants to eradicate the Jewish people like just like Haman did: the state of Iran. Could it be that President Trump right now has been sort of raised for such a time as this, just like Queen Esther, to help save the Jewish people from the Iranian menace?’.. Pompeo answered that it was quite possible that Trump is the new Esther. Though without the curves, he’s indeed a Jewish whore.”

From the What-Could-Go-Wrong Desk: DHS to Move Biometric Data on Hundreds of Millions of People to Amazon Cloud – (There are several who warn about this trend – the Gov moving data about citizens to the Amazon Cloud… oh goodie!) – https://www.nextgov.com/it-modernization/2019/06/dhs-move-biometric-data-hundreds-millions-people-amazon-cloud/157837/ – “The department seeks a new platform to identify people using fingerprints, irises and faces, and eventually DNA, palm prints, scars and tattoos… Biometrics Cloud Homeland Security – The Homeland Security Department is looking to upgrade the software it uses to analyze biometric data on hundreds of millions of people around the globe, and it plans to store that information in Amazon’s cloud… The agency’s Office of Biometric Identity Management will replace its legacy biometric analysis platform, called the Automated Biometric Identification System, or IDENT, with a new, more robust system hosted by Amazon Web Services, according to a request for information released Monday… IDENT essentially serves as an enterprisewide clearinghouse for troves of biometric and biographic data collected by the Transportation Security Administration, Customs and Border Protection, Secret Service and other Homeland Security components. The system links fingerprint, iris and face data to biographic information, allowing officials to quickly identify suspected terrorists, immigration violators, criminals and anyone else included in their databases.”

Four to Face Murder Charges in Downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 – by Andrew E. Kramer – https://www.nytimes.com/2019/06/19/world/europe/mh17-ukraine-russia-suspects.html – “Five years after a missile shot down an airliner over a war zone in Ukraine, killing all 298 people on board, international prosecutors on Wednesday indicted three men with ties to Russian military and intelligence agencies, and implicated — but did not charge — a senior aide to President Vladimir V. Putin… The criminal charges and the emergence of ever more detailed evidence against the Russian government, which has denied any role in downing Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, could further cool already icy relations between Moscow and the West.” – Comment: This article is an exercise in Black Propaganda (lies) catapulting the story crafted by Western intelligence that MH-17 was shot down by a Buk missile, in the face of robust evidence that it was shot down by one or more jet fighters from Ukraine. There is so much evidence that this was a false flag that it will make your head spin if you dive into it. The Malaysian President recently said that it was a false flag to international media.

Netanyahu, at major drill, warns: IDF has huge destructive power, don’t test us – by Judah Ari Gross – https://www.timesofisrael.com/netanyahu-warns-the-idf-has-immense-destructive-power-dont-test-us/ – ” ‘I hear our neighbors to the north, south and east threatening to destroy us. I say to our enemies: The IDF has an immense destructive power. Do not test us,’ Netanyahu said following his visit… There is growing concern among Israeli and Western intelligence officials that Iran could initiate action against Israel to escalate its feud with the United States and force Washington to the negotiation table, Haaretz reported Wednesday… Intelligence analyses indicated that Iran is disappointed that it hasn’t succeeded so far in forcing the US to rethink the crippling sanctions it reimposed against the Islamic Republic last year when it withdrew from the 2015 nuclear deal, the report said.”

Narrative Management = Reality Management – by Caitlin Johnstone – https://medium.com/@caityjohnstone/narrative-management-reality-management-5ccdadfcb66a – “I’ve taken to calling such things “narrative management operations” lately, because that’s a much clearer illustration of their function than simply labeling them propaganda constructs and psyops (though those labels are certainly accurate as well). Countless operations have been set up both inside and outside of Syria to control the narrative about what’s happening there, and now if a casual observer decides to find out more about the Syrian conflict they’ll almost certainly be consuming information that has been filtered through narrative management ops that have been funded by governments within the US-centralized power alliance… It’s like trying to figure out what’s going on at the other end of a large room that’s been filled with smoke and mirrors.”

U.S. Is Preparing ‘Tactical Assault’ On ‘Nuclear Facility’ In Iran: Reporthttps://southfront.org/u-s-is-preparing-tactical-assault-on-nuclear-facility-in-iran-report/ – “The report claimed that the attack will be justified by Iran’s supposed involvement in the attack on oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman on June 13… ‘The bombing will be massive but will be limited to a specific target,’ Maariv quoted an anonymous Western diplomat… The supposed military action under consideration is an aerial bombardment of an Iranian facility linked to its nuclear program, according to the report… The report also noted that the US is going to continue reinforcing its military presence in the Middle East.”

A USS Liberty’s Hero’s Passing – This article was written in 2014 on the occasion of Halbardier’s death – by Ray McGovern – https://consortiumnews.com/2019/06/08/a-uss-libertys-heros-passing/ – “Terry Halbardier, who as a 23-year old seaman in 1967 thwarted Israeli attempts to sink the USS Liberty, died on Aug. 11 in Visalia, California. It took the U.S. government 42 years after the attack to recognize Halbardier’s heroism by awarding him the Silver Star, a delay explained by Washington’s determination to downplay Israeli responsibility for the 34 Americans killed and the 174 wounded… On June 8, 1967, during the Six-Day War, the Israeli military attacked the USS Liberty, an American spy ship which had been monitoring Israeli transmissions about the conflict. Intercepted Israeli communications indicated that the goal was to sink the Liberty and leave no survivors… Warplanes and torpedo boats had already killed 34 and wounded 174, when Halbardier slid over the Liberty’s napalm-glazed deck to jury-rig an antenna and get an SOS off to the Sixth Fleet. The Israelis intercepted the SOS and broke off the attack immediately. In effect, Halbardier prevented the massacre of all 294 onboard. Still, the infamy of the attack on the Liberty was two-fold… First, the Liberty, a virtually defenseless intelligence collection platform prominently flying an American flag in international waters, came under deliberate attack by Israeli aircraft and three 60-ton Israeli torpedo boats off the coast of the Sinai on a cloudless June afternoon during the six-day Israeli-Arab war. Second, President Lyndon Johnson called back carrier aircraft dispatched to defend the Liberty lest Israel be embarrassed, the start of an unconscionable cover-up, including top Navy brass, that persists to this day.” – (emphasis added)

Trump: “I Think I Know” Who Was Behind 9/11 Attacks – by Tyler Durden – https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-06-17/trump-i-think-i-know-who-was-behind-911-attacks – ” President Trump says he knows who was behind the September 11, 2001 attacks, telling ABC News’s George Stephanopoulos “Iraq did not knock down the World Trade Center,” adding ‘It were (sic!) other people. And I think I know who the other people were. And you might also.‘.. “It was a terrible decision to go into the Middle East. Terrible,” said Trump, adding ‘We’re now up to almost $8 trillion. And when we want to build a roadway, a highway, a school, or something, everyone’s always fighting over money. It’s ridiculous. So that was a bad decision.’.. Trump came under fire during the 2016 election when he claimed ‘There were people that were cheering on the other side of New Jersey, where you have large Arab populations,’ adding ‘They were cheering as the World Trade Center came down.’ Defending his comments, Trump pointed to a September 18, 2001 Washington Post article which reads ‘In Jersey City, within hours of two jetliners’ plowing into the World Trade Center, law enforcement authorities detained and questioned a number of people who were allegedly seen celebrating the attacks and holding tailgate-style parties on rooftops while they watched the devastation on the other side of the river.’ ” – Comment: This from the World’s Pre-eminent Player of 4D Chess…

Donald Trump at Ground Zero right after the 9/11 attacks (Trump’s part of the video is the first 4min 30sec) – Comment: Priceless

https://youtu.be/aoYXihwcp8c

Convenient “Tanker Attacks” as US Seeks War with Iran – by Tony Cartalucci – https://www.globalresearch.ca/convenient-tanker-attacks-as-us-seeks-war-with-iran/5680510 – “The U.S. already had warned ships that “Iran or its proxies” could be targeting maritime traffic in the region. America is deploying an aircraft carrier and B-52 bombers to the Persian Gulf to counter alleged, still-unspecified threats from Tehran… This more recent incident will likely be further exploited by the US to continue building up its military forces in the region, applying pressure on Iran, and moving the entire globe closer toward war with Iran… The US has already arrayed its forces across the Middle East to aid in ongoing proxy wars against Iran and its allies as well as prepare for conventional war with Tehran itself… All of this amounts to a renewed push toward a more direct conflict between the United States and Iran after years of proxy war in Syria Washington-backed forces have decisively lost… It is also a continuation of long-standing US foreign policy regarding Iran put into motion over a decade ago and carried out by each respective presidency since.”

Chinese dissidents are being executed for their organs, former hospital worker says – by Steven W. Mosher – https://nypost.com/2019/06/01/chinese-dissidents-are-being-executed-for-their-organs-former-hospital-worker-says/ – “The prisoner was brought in, tied hand and foot, but very much alive. The army doctor in charge sliced him open from chest to belly button and exposed his two kidneys. “Cut the veins and arteries,” he told his shocked intern. George did as he was told. Blood spurted everywhere… The kidneys were placed in an organ-transplant container… Then the doctor ordered George to remove the man’s eyeballs. Hearing that, the dying prisoner gave him a look of sheer terror, and George froze. “I can’t do it,” he told the doctor, who then quickly scooped out the man’s eyeballs himself… George was so unnerved by what he had seen that he soon quit his job at the hospital and returned home. Later, afraid that he might be the next victim of China’s forced organ-transplant business, he fled to Canada and assumed a new identity.”

Sen. Cotton: Iran’s ‘Unprovoked Attack on Commercial Shipping Warrants Retaliatory Military Strikes’ – by Patrick Goodenough – https://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/patrick-goodenough/sen-cotton-irans-unprovoked-attack-commercial-shipping-warrants – ” ‘The fastest way to get the fire and fury of the U.S. military unleashed on you is to interfere with the freedom of navigation on the open seas and in the air,’ Cotton told CBS’ “Face the Nation.”.. ‘That’s exactly what Iran is doing in one of the world’s most important strategic chokepoints.’ ”

Extensive Anthology That Refutes Man-Made Global Warminghttps://www.technocracy.news/extensive-anthology-refutes-man-made-global-warming/Over 150 links to articles on the real science behind Earth’s climate

It’s Back to Cold War Days Over the Baltic – by Wayne Madsen – https://www.strategic-culture.org/news/2019/06/16/its-back-cold-war-days-over-baltic/ Comment: The tip-toe toward war with Russia continues.

For the Week of 6/10/19:

Turkey Strikes Syrian Army In Response To New Attack On Observation Post In Northern Hamahttps://southfront.org/turkey-strikes-syrian-army-in-response-to-new-attack-on-observation-post-in-northern-hama/ – “Turkey said on Sunday that its military stuck positions of the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) in response to a new attack on one of its observation posts around Syria’s Idlib… In an official statement, Ankara’s Ministry of National Defense said that the Syrian military shelled one of its posts in the northern Hama countryside near the town of Murak. The ministry said that the attack was “deliberate.” However, it resulted in material damage only… Ankara said that its military retaliated by striking positions of the SAA in an unspecified location after ‘taking the necessary initiatives with Moscow.’.. Syrian pro-government sources confirmed that positions of the SAA near the towns of Tell Bazzam and al-Kabariyah were shelled by the Turkish artillery. The sources claimed that the Turkish observation post near Murak was the source of the fire.”

US Central Command Blames Iran For Attacks On MQ-9 Combat Drones In Persian Gulf Regionhttps://southfront.org/us-central-command-blames-iran-for-attacks-on-mq-9-combat-drones-in-persian-gulf-region/ – “The US continues to fuel tensions in the Persian Gulf region. First, US Central Command accused Iran of attacking oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman. Then, it accused Iran of working to shoot down MQ-9 combat drones in the region.”

Saudi Arabia Bows to Pressure, Not to Execute Teen Arrested at 13 over Protestshttps://www.telesurenglish.net/news/Saudi-Arabia-Bows-to-Pressure-Not-to-Execute-Teen-Arrested-at-13-over-Protests-20190616-0004.html – “…young man from Saudi Arabia’s minority Shiite Muslim community who was arrested at the age of 13 will not be executed and could be released by 2022, a Saudi official told Reuters Saturday following reports of his pending execution… Murtaja Qureiris, who was detained in September 2014, has received an initial 12-year prison sentence with time served since his arrest and four years suspended for his young age, according to the official, who spoke on the condition of anonymity. The sentence is subject to appeal… ‘He will not be executed,’ the official added… Qureiris, now 18 was detained when 13-years-old for taking part in a Shitte-led protest when he was 10-years-old.”

Kushner as a Colonial Administrator: Let’s Talk About The ‘Israeli Model’ – by Ramzy Baroud – https://www.telesurenglish.net/opinion/Kushner-as-a-Colonial-Administrator-Lets-Talk-About-The-Israeli-Model-20190613-0009.html – “He has been pushing his so-called ‘Deal of the Century’ relentlessly while including in his various meets and conferences countries such as Poland, Brazil and Croatia, but not Palestine… Indeed, this is what transpired at the Warsaw conference on ‘peace and security’ in the Middle East. The same charade, also led by Kushner, is expected to be rebooted in Bahrain on June 25… Much has been said about the subtle racism in Kushner’s words, reeking with the stench of old colonial discourses where the natives were seen as lesser, incapable of rational thinking beings who needed the civilized ‘whites’ of the western hemisphere to help them cope with their backwardness and inherent incompetence… Kushner, whose credentials are merely based on his familial connections to Trump and family friendship with Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, is now poised to be the colonial administrator of old, making and enforcing the law while the hapless natives have no other option but to either accommodate or receive their due punishment.”

Turkey Supplied Idlib Militants With Anti-Aircraft Missiles: Reporthttps://southfront.org/turkey-supplied-idlib-militants-with-anti-aircraft-missiles-report/ – “Russian news agency Sputnik claimed in a new report released on June 14: ‘Turkey’s support for armed the groups has begun to take a new turn recently, it is characterized by providing them with advanced weaponry, such as TOW and Kornet [anti-tank guided] missiles, in addition to man-portable air-defense systems [MANPADs],’ Bassel Shartuh, Sputnik’s reporter in Hama, said in the report… According to Sputnik, one of the Turkish-supplied MANPADs was used by the militants to hit a Su-22M4 fighter bomber of the Syrian Arab Air Force (SyAAF) over northern Hama last week. Shartuh said that the warplane survived the hit

Israeli Mossad Is Training SDF Intelligence Personnel – Reporthttps://southfront.org/israeli-mossad-is-training-sdf-intelligence-personnel-report/ – “Israel’s national intelligence agency, known as Mossad, is training security personnel of the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), al-Khabour, a news outlet with strong connections in northeastern Syria, revealed on June 14… According to the outlet, 20 personnel of the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG), the core of the SDF, are on their way to Israel to attend a training course by the Mossad. The chosen personnel had passed several tests, which were held in the SDF-held area… ’20 personnel were transferred to the city of Arbil in northern Iraq, in preparation for their transfer to occupied Palestine,’ a local source told al-Khabour… Regarding the aim of this alleged cooperation program, the source claimed that Israel wants to establish a friendly intelligence service in the SDF-held areas. The service would recruit spies for the Mossad and provide information of interest for Israel.”

NYT: US Implemented Malware Into Russia’s Power Gridhttps://southfront.org/nyt-us-implemented-malware-into-russias-power-grid/ – “The US was ramping up alleged digital attacks on Russia’s power grid ‘in a warning to President Vladimir V. Putin,’ the NYT reported citing mostly anonymous current and former government officials… According to the outlet, interviews conducted over the last three months described a previously unreported deployment of US computer code inside Russia’s power grid and other targets. The alleged move was a classified accompaniment to more publicly discussed action directed at Moscow’s alleged hacking and disinformation attempts surrounding the US 2018 midterm elections… Anonymous advocates of the alleged strategy said that it had been long overdue after years of warnings from the Department of Homeland Security and the FBI that Russia had allegedly inserted malware that could sabotage American power plants, oil and gas pipelines, or water supplies in any future conflict with the United States.

US Military Intelligence Accuses Russia of Nuclear Testing – DIA provides no evidence of accusation – by Jason Ditz – https://news.antiwar.com/2019/06/14/us-military-intelligence-accuses-russia-of-nuclear-testing/ – “As one Russian MP pointed out last time the DIA made such an accusation, nuclear tests aren’t exactly secret. There is a huge global array of seismic devices that would immediately detect any nuclear tests carried out, and no such tests have been detected in Russia.”

UK signs Assange extradition papers to US – The US request still needs to be approved by the British courts – by Zia Weise – https://www.politico.eu/article/uk-sajid-javid-signs-wikileaks-julian-assange-extradition-papers-to-us/ – “The U.S. extradition request will still have to be approved by the British courts. Assange is due to appear in court Friday for a hearing on the matter, according to Javid… ‘There is an extradition request from the U.S. that is before the courts tomorrow but yesterday I signed the extradition order and certified it,’ Javid said, speaking on BBC Radio 4’s Today program Thursday… He added: ‘It is a decision ultimately for the courts, but there is a very important part of it for the home secretary and I want to see justice done at all times and we’ve got a legitimate extradition request, so I’ve signed it, but the final decision is now with the courts.’ ”

Exclusive: Facebook’s Process to Label You a ‘Hate Agent’ Revealed – by Allum Bokhari – https://www.breitbart.com/tech/2019/06/13/exclusive-facebooks-process-to-label-you-a-hate-agent-revealed/ – “The document, titled “Hate Agent Policy Review” outlines a series of “signals” that Facebook uses to determine if someone ought to be categorized as a “hate agent” and banned from the platform… Those signals include a wide range of on- and off-platform behavior. If you praise the wrong individual, interview them, or appear at events alongside them, Facebook may categorize you as a “hate agent.”.. Facebook may also categorize you as a hate agent if you self-identify with or advocate for a “Designated Hateful Ideology,” if you associate with a “Designated Hate Entity” (one of the examples cited by Facebook as a “hate entity” includes Islam critic Tommy Robinson), or if you have “tattoos of hate symbols or hate slogans.” (The document cites no examples of these, but the media and “anti-racism” advocacy groups increasingly label innocuous items as “hate symbols,” including a cartoon frog and the “OK” hand sign.)”

Plans to ‘hack Earth’s weather’ could start World War 3, panicked scientists warn – by Charlotte Edwardshttps://www.thesun.co.uk/tech/9293808/weather-hacking-world-war-3/ – “CLIMATE change may end up causing World War 3 if individual countries start to try and save themselves by hacking the weather with a process called geoengineering… Many experts are in favour of geoengineering, which involves manipulating the atmosphere by blocking sunlight or isolating excess carbon, but weather hacking in one region could have negative impacts in another and lead to global conflict, according to scientists… The worse case scenario is that Earth’s atmospheric chemistry is irreversibly altered and causes freak weather conditions like monsoons, hurricanes and heatwaves that could kill thousands and increase global tensions… However, geoengineering may be the only way to reach the goals for reducing climate change set out in the Paris agreement and so many countries may agree to trialling it anyway.”

Brazil: Millions Protest Bolsonaro’s Neoliberal Pension Reformhttps://www.telesurenglish.net/news/Brazil-Millions-Protest-Bolsonaros-Neoliberal-Pension-Reform-20190614-0005.html – “In Brazil the Popular Brazil Front, People Without Fear Front along with hundreds of other social movements and student organizations, as well as twelve of the country’s largest trade unions are staging a massive general strike against President Jair Bolsonaro’s plan to privatize the nation’s pension system… ‘We know that this pension reform is a fraud, it’s a lie, and the working class is going to pay a high price for it. That is why we are out here,’ Luiz Gonzaga da Silva, leader within the Central of Popular Movements (CMP) told the press Friday morning as the nation was brought to a halt from the strike.”

I recommend yesterday’s X22 Spotlight interview of Michael Pento. Pento seems to have a lot of credibility with Dave, who seems to kind of pussyfoot around with some of the assertions he makes aggressively on X22 Reports – about Trump controlling the Fed, etc., which Pento pretty much blows out of the water with his confident analyses of the historical moment based on his deep understanding of financial systems. The picture Pento paints is not one of a system that anyone has substantial control over, but of one that is running away from anyone’s ability to reign it in, and that is taking us for a ride to remember, and not in a good way. The Purge Is Coming, Then A Reset Of The Currency: Michael Pento” – Though Dave puts “Then a Reset Of The Currency” in the title, the reset Pento is suggesting is hardly the orderly reorganization of world finances that Q speaks of. It’s of some kind of “reset of the currency” after several YEARS of “stagflation” – extreme low growth and high inflation, essentially a major depression (a word that Pento uses), followed by “a collapse.” Hardly Happy Days are Here Again.

https://youtu.be/dNRrBreYnHA

UK signs Assange extradition papers to US – The US request still needs to be approved by the British courts – by Zia Weise – https://www.politico.eu/article/uk-sajid-javid-signs-wikileaks-julian-assange-extradition-papers-to-us/ – “The U.S. extradition request will still have to be approved by the British courts. Assange is due to appear in court Friday for a hearing on the matter, according to Javid… ‘There is an extradition request from the U.S. that is before the courts tomorrow but yesterday I signed the extradition order and certified it,’ Javid said, speaking on BBC Radio 4’s Today program Thursday… He added: ‘It is a decision ultimately for the courts, but there is a very important part of it for the home secretary and I want to see justice done at all times and we’ve got a legitimate extradition request, so I’ve signed it, but the final decision is now with the courts.’ ”
Seven Reasons To Be Highly Skeptical Of The Gulf Of Oman Incident – by Caitlin Johnstone – https://caitlinjohnstone.com/2019/06/14/seven-reasons-to-be-highly-skeptical-of-the-gulf-of-oman-incident/

From the Blast-From-The-Past Desk: The US Empire Is Acting Like A Desperate, Cornered Animal, Because That’s What It Is – by Caitlin Johnstone – https://caitlinjohnstone.com/2018/03/02/the-us-empire-is-acting-like-a-desperate-cornered-animal-because-thats-what-it-is/ – “This is both good news and potentially very bad news. The good news is that once America is no longer the seat of a depraved dominant plutocracy that is trying to rule the world, there will no longer be a vested interest in keeping Americans poor, impotent, and blinded by propaganda in order to ensure that the populace of their home base doesn’t rise up and seize political power. All the resources that now go toward endless war and global domination could then be used by the American people, for the American people, while still maintaining a military to protect the nation’s easily-defended shores. A real economy that isn’t propped up with the barrel of a gun could emerge, and the good qualities of a decent citizenry could enable them to thrive like a real, normal nation… The bad news is that cornered animals are dangerous, and desperate times call for desperate measures. There is indeed the very real possibility that America’s oligarchs will plunge the nation and its allies into a humanity-threatening world war rather than acquiesce to the emergence of a multipolar world and lose their empire. The more of our fellow humans we can awaken to what is going on, the greater the likelihood of the former future rather than the latter. I really hope we win.

SHOCK as Trump signs executive order that will end most regulations and oversight on genetically engineered food – by Mike Adams – https://www.naturalnews.com/2019-06-12-trump-signs-executive-order-genetically-engineered-food.html – “Even though Trump is far from an “establishment” Republican, to the frustration of health-conscious Americans, he just signed an executive order that might as well be called “the GMO Streamlining Act.” As reported by the Associated Press, this executive order directs federal agencies to reduce or eliminate regulations and oversight mechanisms that might help ensure the safety of genetically engineered crops… In other words, President Trump just ordered the federal government to turn American into a massive GMO experiment where anything goes.”

Pompeo Says Intelligence Points to Iran in Tanker Attack in Gulf of Oman – by Edward Wong – https://www.nytimes.com/2019/06/13/us/politics/oil-tanker-attack-pompeo.html – “Mr. Pompeo did not present any evidence to back up the assessment of Iran’s involvement. The assertion is certain to further fuel tensions between the Trump administration and Iranian leaders, which have been at heightened levels since early May, when the White House announced military movements in response to what American officials have said is an increased threat from Iran… Speaking at a news conference in Washington, Mr. Pompeo said the sabotage against the two tankers was only the latest in a series of recent violent acts by Iran… ‘Taken as a whole, these unprovoked attacks present a clear threat to international peace and security,’ he said… ‘Iran is lashing out because the regime wants our successful ‘maximum pressure’ campaign lifted,’ Mr. Pompeo said Thursday. He added that the administration’s policy continues to focus on using diplomatic and economic pressure to ‘bring Iran back to the negotiating table at the appropriate time.’ ”

The Incredible Disappearance of Shai Masot – by Craig Murray – https://www.craigmurray.org.uk/archives/2019/06/the-incredible-disappearance-of-shai-masot/ – “The overwhelming majority of the tens of thousands who will read this article know who Shai Masot is and know why his activities are absolutely central to the Willsman story… And here is the truly terrifying thing: The overwhelming majority of the mainstream media “journalists” who produced those scores of stories about Willsman also know exactly who Shai Masot is and why his activities are central to the Willsman narrative. And every single one of those journalists chose to self-censor the crucial information that casts a shade over the “Willsman is an anti-semite” line. Every single one. Their self-censorship is not necessarily a conscious and singular act, though in many cases it will be. They are simply imbued with the line they are supposed to adopt, the facts they are supposed to ignore, to forward their career and remain accepted in their social group… Because the plain truth is that the Al Jazeera documentary The Lobby (part 1 below) showed to the entire political world that Mr Willsman’s thesis about the involvement of the Israeli Embassy in British politics and its objectives is broadly true.”

F-35′s Stealth Coating Has Big Problems With Supersonic Speedshttps://southfront.org/f-35-stealth-coating-has-big-problems-with-supersonic-speeds/ – “The F-35 B and C joint strike fighters can only fly at supersonic speeds for short bursts of time at very high altitudes before there being significant risk of structural damage and loss of stealth capability, Defense News reported, citing documents exclusively obtained by the outlet… Moreover, the US Department of Defense has no plans to implement a fix to the problem, which not only influences the F-35 airframe, but also the low-observable coating that keeps it stealthy, in addition to the many antennas located on the back of the fighter jet… The F-35 Joint Program Office reportedly classified the issues for the “B” and “C”, respectively for the US Navy and Marine Corps, models as separate category 1 deficiencies, indicating in one document that the problem presents a challenge to accomplishing one of the key missions of the fighter jet. Category 1 is the most serious class of deficiency… Notably, both deficiencies were first observed in 2011 when both the F-35B and F-35C fighter jets flew at Mach 1.3 and Mach 1.4.”

The Trade War Is About To Become An Economic World War III – by Brandon Smith – https://www.activistpost.com/2019/06/the-trade-war-is-about-to-become-an-economic-world-war-iii.html – “…the ideals that globalists hate get blamed for the wars they help start, then they introduce their centralized systems as a “solution” to the problems they created. The trade war situation will be no different… The public enthusiasm for the trade war is an artificially induced fervor, perpetuated by elites within the Trump Administration cabinet, including Rothschild banking agent Wilber Ross, Council On Foreign Relations member Robert E. Lighthizer, Goldman Sachs member Steve Mnuchin, and Bilderberg attendee Mike Pompeo. It showcases a clear desire to escalate global tensions. But why?”

Saudis Suggest Iran-Backed Houthi Rebels Responsible For Tanker Attack – by Tyler Durden – https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-06-13/2-tankers-damaged-after-suspected-torpedo-attack-near-strait-hormuz-oil-soars – “And just like that…war with Iran is now almost assured… Roughly one month after the US accused Iran of attacking Saudi- and UAE-docked oil tankers with naval mines in the Strait of Hormuz, two oil tankers were attacked in the Sea of Oman (not far from where the prior attacks occurred), leaving both ships seriously damaged, Bloomberg reports… So far, no casualties have been reported. The attack left one of the ships “ablaze and adrift,” according to the Associated Press… Sailors from both vessels were being evacuated as the US Navy rushed to assist… senior officials from the US and UAE have attributed the attack to a “state actor,” though they neglected to explicitly name Iran… All this is happening before the investigation into the attacks has even begun. And BBG’s Javier Blas pointed out that should Iran be found responsible, it would be a strange turn of events since the Front Altair is owned by John Frederiksen, the owner of the Frontline Tanker company, who moved oil for Iran during the “tanker war” with Iraq… A spokesman for the Saudi-led coalition supporting Yemen’s government in the country’s civil war has come out and blamed Iran for Thursday’s attack, saying they believe they can connect it to a similar tanker bombing last year in the Red Sea committed by Yemen’s Iran-backed Houthi rebels. The spokesman called the attack a “major escalation”, and reiterated in what sounded to us like a thinly veiled threat that Saudi Arabia has the capacity to protect its vital institutions.”

Ian R Crane Interviews John Smith on the UK Common Law Court and the effort to keep the British Government from extradictitng Lynn Thyer, who was not charged in the UK for breaking the law regarding the use of GC-maf, a natural substance in our bodies, that is proven to help fight cancers. (38 min – timestamped at 10:45 and ends at 58:30) – https://youtu.be/5YhbZHxjJmw?t=645 – John Smith’s Common Law Court website: https://www.commonlawcourt.com

California Lawmakers Plan to Give Health Benefits to Illegal Immigrants – by Hannah Bleau – https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/06/10/california-lawmakers-plan-give-health-benefits-illegal-immigrants/ – “Democrat state lawmakers in progressive California have agreed to a plan that would extend health benefits to qualifying illegal immigrants residing in the state… The legislature has a June 15 deadline and is expected to approve the deal in the coming days. It essentially extends eligibility to California’s Medicaid program to young low-income illegal immigrants between the ages of 19 and 25. The move is part of a broader budget plan, which clocks in around $213 billion… Expanding California’s Medicaid program to low-income illegals would cost the state about $98 million per year. According to the Associated Press, roughly 90,000 will qualify… ‘California believes that health is a fundamental right,’ State Sen. Holly Mitchell (D) said, according to the news outlet… A number of Democrat state lawmakers wanted to take it a step further, offering coverage for all illegals in the state, but Democrat Gov. Gavin Newsom rejected the proposal, citing rising costs.”

US fuels conditions at refugee camps enabling terrorists’ return to Syria, says top brasshttp://tass.com/world/1063074 – “The United States is artificially creating inhuman conditions for refugees at the Rukban and Al-Hawl camps under its control, thus creating the risks that terror groups might return to Syria, Head of the Russian National Defense Management Center Col. Gen, Mikhail Mizintsev said on Monday… The general stressed that the control by the US and its allies over the Syrian territories and also the Rukban and Al-Hawl camps delays the effort to end the Syrian conflict, worsens the crime situation and hinders the process of returning refugees.”

Iran Calls For ‘Elimination’ Of Dollar To Stop US ‘Economic Terrorism’ – by Tyler Durden – https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-06-10/iran-calls-elimination-dollar-stop-us-economic-terrorism – “Iran has been preparing for de-dollarization for quite some time. Earlier this year, Iran announced that four of its banks had developed a gold-backed cryptocurrency called PayMon… Iran is also escalating its de-dollarization effort by seeking a bilateral rial-yuan agreement with China… The writing is on the wall for dollar hegemony: Iran is leading the charge, intending to eliminate the dollar from its trade, a move that could potentially lead to a shooting war with the Americans.”

Belt and Road Harmony – and Hostility – by Brian Cloughley – https://www.strategic-culture.org/news/2019/06/11/belt-and-road-harmony-and-hostility/ – “On June 5 the Washington Post reported that in its most recent persecution of migrant children “The Trump administration is cancelling English classes, recreational programs and legal aid for unaccompanied minors staying in federal migrant shelters nationwide.” One shelter employee spoke for all civilised people when he said that “educational classes and sports activities are crucial to maintaining physical and mental health while the children are in custody” but this means nothing to Trump and his followers, so many of whom seem to be bigots who actually take pleasure in making life disagreeable and distressing for people who have done them no harm but have in some fashion displeased them… The BRI is drawing nations together, and Trump Washington doesn’t like this sort of thing, except on its own strict terms. The mammoth project that is intended to benefit all who care to join it is anathema to a country that Trump declares is “the greatest place on earth,” and whose representatives seek every opportunity to denigrate the venture which, so far, involves over sixty nations… At the 2018 Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit, Vice President Pence told 21 national leaders (including President Xi) that the United States doesn’t “offer a constricting belt or a one-way road” and in March 2019 Secretary of State Pompeo declared the BRI to be ‘a non-economic offer,’ against which Washington is ‘working diligently to make sure everyone in the world understands that threat.’ ”

The Immortal State – by Jon Rappoport – https://www.davidicke.com/article/540393/the-immortal-state – “The huge central government of every major nation in the world would like to be immortal. It would like to exist for all time. It would like to justify its status and importance by continuing on into an indefinite future. It would like to become so powerful and persistent that no citizen even bothers to imagine an alternative… The current size of government in any big city in the world dwarfs the original 18th-century federal government in the United States. And this isn’t even considering the various partnerships modern governments enter into with giant corporations and banks… Modern governments help spawn synthetic archetypes, the most prominent of which is “good citizen.” A person tries to support and obey all the rules and edicts, while somehow working to improve government. The archetype exists because the most important element has been lost: PARTICIPATION.”

Daily Mail Loses Nearly 50% Of Daily Search Traffic After Latest Google Algorithm Change – by Chris Menahan – http://www.informationliberation.com/?id=60314 – “Google is now screwing over even normie-tier right-wing news sites in their quest to purge all content from the internet which counters leftist narratives in advance of the 2020 election… From Fast Company: ‘A few days ago, Google warned publishers that change was on the horizon. The search giant was tweaking its algorithm, and it wanted to let publishers know that they may notice a shift. The company said the change (dubbed the June 2019 core update) wasn’t huge–but any algorithm change will likely affect the websites that rely on accruing search results.’.. The new algorithm was launched this past Monday, and some publishers are already taking a big hit. Most notable among them is the Daily Mail, which reportedly complained about losing up to 50% of its daily search traffic as a result of this update. The SEO director of the website even seems to have taken to Google’s help forums to report the huge drop, as spotted by the blog Search Engine Roundtable. He added that they saw their “Discover traffic drop by 90%” and it ‘has not improved.’ ”

From the Beyond-Kafkaesque Desk: Drama on the tarmac: US judge foils secret deportation to Israel – by Ali Abunimah – https://electronicintifada.net/content/drama-tarmac-us-judge-foils-secret-deportation-israel/27551 – “To understand the almost unbelievable chain of events of recent days, we have to go back to 2003, when Ashqar reached an agreement with ICE to voluntarily leave the United States… If he did not comply, he would be ordered deported to Jordan… Ashqar had a job offer to teach abroad and was planning to leave the US, but US authorities prevented him from complying with the agreement: Immediately after he signed it, the government summoned him to appear before a grand jury in Chicago… Ashqar refused to testify and in 2007 the government indicted him for conspiracy and obstruction of justice… He was the co-defendant of Muhammad Salah in a 2007 “terrorism” trial in Chicago that was part of the US government’s post-9/11 nationwide crackdown on Palestinian activists as part of its “war on terror.”.. Ashqar and Salah were acquitted by a federal jury on all the charges supposedly linking them to fundraising for Hamas… Salah, who died in 2016, was nonetheless convicted of a single count of obstruction of justice and spent less than a year in prison… Ashqar was convicted on one count of criminal contempt of court for his refusal to testify before US grand juries and received an extraordinarily harsh sentence of 11 years.”

On Biblical Celebrities and Jewish Symbolism – by Gilad Atzmon – https://www.gilad.co.uk/writings/2019/6/9/on-biblical-celebrities-and-jewish-symbolism – “On Friday, the entire Jewish media sphere was shaken by the fact that the DC Dyke march decided to ban the Jewish Pride Flag… Apparently the march’s organizers decided to ban “nationalist symbols,” including flags that represent what Jewish event organizer, Yael Horowitz, called ‘nations that have specific oppressive tendencies.’.. March organizer Rae Gaines, another Jewish ethnic activist and a member of the left-wing Jewish group IfNotNow, — wrote via Facebook Messenger to would-be participant A.J. Campbell, the former director of the lesbian Jewish group Nice Jewish Girls, ‘The issue (with the Jewish Pride flag) is where the Star of David is positioned in a way that looks like an Israeli flag, it creates an unsafe space.’.. We are being treated to a Jewish street fight at the heart of the LGBTQ shtetl.”

San Francisco May Lock Up Mentally Ill Homeless People – by Tyler Durden – https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-06-04/san-francisco-may-lock-mentally-ill-homeless-people – “San Francisco authorities are expected to consider a Tuesday proposal that would force mentally ill drug addicts into treatment centers against their will, according to ABC News… Known as conservatorship, the program has the endorsement of Mayor London Breed and others, who say it’s a necessary step to deal with often-homeless addicts who may be a danger to themselves or others. The program would allow a court to appoint a public conservator for those who have been involuntarily detained for psychiatric hospitalization at least eight times in a year under section 5150 of California’s welfare and institutions code. According to the report, treatment could last for up to a year. So far, San Francisco’s public health department has identified 55 individuals who would qualify for the program, and 48 more who have been detained six or seven times.”

MSM Mourns Death Of CIA-Backed Syrian Al-Qaeda/ISIS Ally – by Caitlin Johnstone – https://medium.com/@caityjohnstone/msm-mourns-death-of-cia-backed-syrian-al-qaeda-isis-ally-466d12a597de – “You will see continuing melodramatic garment-rending from the US State Department and its mass media stenographers about “war crimes” and “human rights violations” as though the responsibility for this violence rests somewhere other than on the US-centralized power alliance, but they will be lying. What these warmongering propagandists are doing is exactly the same as paying a bunch of violent thugs to break into a home and murder its owner, then standing by and sounding the alarm about the way the homeowner chooses to fight off their assailants.”

Judge Orders British Man Opposing 5G Released from Jail – Attempts to Silence Him Failed – by John P. Thomas – http://healthimpactnews.com/2019/judge-orders-british-man-opposing-5g-released-from-jail-attempts-to-silence-him-failed/ – “Mark Steele told me what happened: ‘It all started with the Council sending council officers, workers, and councilors to my home to exaggerate and fabricate evidence about the events that happened as they engaged with me… I knew all the time this was a set-up and I played along. We now have all of the evidence of the false statements and perjury of the witnesses… Two councilors made false witness testimony about me and I was arrested. I spent a day in Police custody. It all came out in court and I was charged and found guilty of a lesser offence as I had admitted calling them baby killers… Then they sought a full gagging order in the Civil Courts to stop any output about 5G from me. Their claim was I was frightening vulnerable people in the area. This was the civil case, which failed… The Judge demanded that the 5G risk be debated. I was given an injunction to not break the law, which I haven’t… I did send two emails to all councilors telling them to do their duty and uphold the law. I mentioned the crime of not complying with the law – [As a result] the court said this was intimidation of the Councilors and I was fined £250 suspended for two years… The Council is still trying to silence me about 5G. However, the problem they have is the Court has sanctioned me to carry on the campaign. The recorder Nolan stated the ‘public have a right to know,’ ‘this is democracy in action.’ ”

Totally fun read (if you’re into this kind of thing): The Arrival of the Anti-Christ, Delayed – by Israel Shamir – http://www.unz.com/ishamir/the-arrival-of-the-anti-christ-delayed/ – “Thus, the two great plans of Bibi: the trilateral meeting in Jerusalem and Deal of the Century went down when Bibi failed to form a government. These nasty plans weren’t aborted by Israeli Left, or by American alt-Right, neither by Russian Orthodox Christians. One man did it: Avigdor Lieberman, an Israeli politician, the head of a small party representing Russian Israelis. It is difficult to like him, but he sabotaged or at least postponed the advent of the Jewish Messiah, aka Antichrist… I’d compare him with Gollum, the revolting and treacherous creature that followed Frodo in the Lord of the Rings. When Frodo had made his mad attempt to claim the Ring for himself, Gollum had saved the quest. He bit off Frodo’s finger and fell with the Ring into the Fire River of Orodruin. Even Gollum may have something yet to do, Gandalf concluded… He did it out of sheer spite. Netanyahu did not treat him with due respect; he felt himself used and never appreciated. In the end, he refused all tempting offers of Netanyahu and fell into Orodruin together with the Knesset… For the readers dissatisfied with the simple explanation of sheer spite, I can offer another version rumoured in Israel. They say Lieberman did it following wily Putin’s orders. Putin was not keen to be pushed by Netanyahu and Trump to act against Iran; he didn’t want to quarrel with these two leaders either. He activated Lieberman and torpedoed the new Netanyahu’s government. Se non è vero, è ben trovato. If it is not true, it is a good story.

Exposing Human Programming … stepping out of the Matrix! (2hr 5min) – Talk by Ian R Crane – https://youtu.be/H8gwX89AdCE – “Groomed to becoming consumers, we become unwitting but willing slaves to the Temple of Global Corporatism … an agenda which serves to suppress our true selves, preventing us from realising who we are and from achieving our full potential.” – In this prescient (from 2012!), though occasionally somewhat pokey, talk by Ian at the Open Mind Conference in Europe, he delves into the power and importance of the Right Brain, and concludes by talking about a possible shift of humanity away from ego domination through an ongoing awakening.

Quantum Leaps, Long Assumed to Be Instantaneous, Take Time – An experiment caught a quantum system in the middle of a jump — something the originators of quantum mechanics assumed was impossible – by Philip Ball – https://portside.org/2019-06-09/quantum-leaps-long-assumed-be-instantaneous-take-time

For the Week of 6/3/19:

The Next Stage Of The Engineered Global Economic Reset Has Arrived – by Brandon Smith – https://www.activistpost.com/2019/06/the-next-stage-of-the-engineered-global-economic-reset-has-arrived.html – “When discussing the fact that globalists often deliberately engineer economic crisis events, certain questions inevitably arise. The primary question being “Why would the elites ruin a system that is already working in their favor…?” The answer is in some ways complicated because there are multiple factors that motivate the globalists to do the things they do. However, before we get into explanations we have to understand that this kind of question is rooted in false assumptions, not logic… The first assumption people make is that that current system is the ideal globalist system – it’s not even close… For at least the past century the globalists have been pursuing a true one world system that is not covert, but overt. They want conscious public acceptance of a completely centralized global economic system, a single global currency, a one world government, and a one world religion (though that particular issue will require an entirely separate article)… The International Monetary Fund began spreading a meme a few years ago as a way to describe a global economic crash without actually saying the word “crash”. Managing Director Christine Lagarde and others started using the phrase “global economic reset” in reference to greater centralization of economic and monetary management, all in the wake of a kind of crisis that was left mostly ambiguous. What she was describing was simply another name for the new world order, but it was one of the first times we had seen a globalist official actually hint that the change or “reset” would be built on the ashes of the old world system, rather than simply built as an extension of it… Lagarde’s message was essentially this: “Collective” cooperation will not just be encouraged in the new order, it will be required — meaning, the collective cooperation of all nations toward the same geopolitical and economic framework. If this is not accomplished, great fiscal pain will be felt and “spillover” will result… …going by his associations alone, it is clear that Donald Trump is controlled opposition playing the role of “anti-globalist” while at the same time stacking his cabinet with the very same elites he is supposedly at war with. As I have outlined in numerous articles, Trump was bought off in the 1990s when he was saved from possible permanent bankruptcy by Rothschild banking agent Wilber Ross. Trump made Ross his Commerce Secretary as soon as he entered the White House, and Ross is one of the key figures in the developing trade war. I believe the next stage of the economic reset has now begun in 2018 and 2019. In this phase of the globalist created theater, we see the world being torn apart by the “non-cooperation” that Lagarde and the CFR warned us about in 2015. The trade war is swiftly becoming a world economic war drawing in multiple nations on either side. This scenario only benefits the globalists, as it provides perfect cover as they initiate a crash of the historically massive ‘Everything Bubble’ which they have spent the last ten years inflating just for this moment… At this point I have to say that anyone arguing that Trump is “playing 4D chess” with the banking elites while he is surrounded by them on a daily basis must be clinically insane. Every economic and trade policy Trump has initiated in the past two years has served as a smokescreen for the globalists controlled demolition of the economy. As the reset continues in the midst of the trade war, it will be Trump and by extension all conservatives that get the blame… …there is a globalist-controlled central bank in almost every nation in the world, including supposedly anti-globalist countries in the East like Russia and China. All of these central banks are coordinated through the Bank For International Settlements in Basel, Switzerland. The globalists covertly dictate the economic policy of nearly the entire planet. They can easily create an economic collapse anytime they wish. This is a fact… However, what they do not control is how elements of the public will react to their reset agenda. And this is where we find hope. They do not have their “new world order” yet, which is why they have to resort to elaborate theatrics and psychological operations. They know that an awake and aware segment of the population could annihilate them tomorrow with the right motivation, and so, they continue to distract us with a swarm of other concerns and calamities… The purpose is to convince the masses to focus on all the wrong enemies while ignoring organized and psychopathic elites as the root of threat to humanity. We are supposed to hate the Russians, or hate the Chinese, or hate people on the left, or hate people on the right, and so it goes on. But these conflicts are just symptoms of a deeper disease. The great danger is that the focus on globalists as the virus will fade from public consciousness and conservative circles in particular as the trade war becomes a world war and economic collapse results in financial pain.” (underlined emphasis added) – Comment: This is a crucially important article, worthy of multiple readings if you want to understand its importance in outlining what the people of the world now face.

US attempt to push Huawei from global market is the first sign of looming tech war – Putinhttps://www.rt.com/business/461306-us-huawei-tech-war-putin/ -“Putin added that attempts to monopolize a new technological wave by some countries impede solving the global inequality problem and will lead to destabilization… Despite Huawei’s repeated denials of the accusations by Washington, leading global tech companies such as Google, Intel, and Qualcomm, started cutting their ties with the Chinese firm to comply with the US ban. Huawei has already filed a motion in a US court to overturn the ban on its products, saying that it was targeted in ‘violation of due process.’ ”

Political Crisis Developing In Moldova. Clashes Continue In Eastern Ukraine Despite ‘Peacekeeping’ Rhetoric of Zelenskyhttps://southfront.org/political-crisis-developing-in-moldova-clashes-continue-in-eastern-ukraine-despite-peacekeeping-rhetoric-of-zelensky/A good article on the continuing deterioration of stability and the interests of populations in this region.

Israeli army cadets train for takeover of Hezbollah-held Lebanese villagehttps://www.timesofisrael.com/army-cadets-train-for-takeover-of-hezbollah-held-lebanese-village/ – “Army cadets at the Israel Defense Forces’ Officer Training School this week drilled for the takeover of a Lebanese village held by Hezbollah in a future war with the terror group… The exercise saw a focus on cooperation between infantry, Armored Corps, Air Force and intelligence-gathering troops in identifying and eliminating threats in urban areas, Channel 12 news reported Saturday… It also incorporated battles against missile-launching cells and underground combat in tunnels and bunkers with hiding enemy troops…In a future conflict “we will not enter every village,” said Lt. Gen. Benny Aharon, who oversees commander training in the Armored Corps. ‘We will choose the targets we need to conquer and hit those places we know will help us defeat the enemy — the places that are its center of gravity.’ ”

NFL, Al-Qaeda Factions Attack Syrian Army Positions In Northern Lattakia From Turkish Territoryhttps://southfront.org/nfl-al-qaeda-factions-attack-syrian-army-positions-in-northern-lattakia-from-turkey-territory/ – “Militants of the Turkish-backed National Front for Liberation (NFL) and the al-Qaeda-affiliated “Wa Harid al-Muminin” operations room launched a joint attack on Syrian Arab Army (SAA) positions along the Turkish border in northern Lattakia on June 9… A source in the SAA told SouthFront that the attack, which began in the early hours of the morning, was launched from Turkish territory. The source said that vehicles armed with heavy machine guns supporting the militants were moving on the border line. A salvo of rockets also came from the direction of southern Turkey… This new attack is another evidence of the growing cooperation between Turkish-backed groups and al-Qaeda in Syria. The deployment of these terrorists on the border line also raises serious questions about Ankara’s role in this cooperation.” – (emphasis added)

Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s interview with the RBC integrated newsdesk, June 6, 2019www.mid.ru/ru/foreign_policy/news/-/asset_publisher/cKNonkJE02Bw/content/id/3672964 – ” ‘You are right, the sanctions, which have become the hallmark of the US administration, a number of EU countries and other Western states – to which we were forced to respond and will continue to do so in such a way as not to do harm to ourselves – are clearly damaging everyone, including the US companies and companies from the European countries whose governments resort to these sanctions. But, despite the difficulties, companies are working and trying to find opportunities that are not blocked by illegal actions of their governments.’ ”

Auto Loans Hit A New Record: Monthly Payments At All-Time High – by Mac Slavo – https://www.activistpost.com/2019/06/auto-loans-hit-a-new-record-monthly-payments-at-all-time-high.html – “Credit-ratings firm Experian says the average amount borrowed to buy a new vehicle hit a record $32,187 in the first quarter, according to a report by CNBC. The average used-vehicle loan also hit a record high of $20,137. “We have not seen a slowdown in loan demand. In fact, volume for new and used loans is up from previous years,” said Melinda Zabritski, senior director of automotive financial solutions for Experian. As a result, the average monthly payment for a new vehicle continued to climb to a new high of $554 and to a record $391 for used vehicles, according to Experian… This is also unnerving considering there are so many brand new cars going unsold. People are buying cars they cannot afford, and, according to Zabritski, many are now leasing their car instead of electing to own it.”

Elon Musk’s Company Launched 60 Satellites Into Space to Blast 5G at Us. More Planned Despite Telecoms Admitting There’s No Research That Proves 5G is Safe – by B.N. Frank – https://www.activistpost.com/2019/06/elon-musks-company-launched-60-satellites-into-space-to-blast-5g-at-us-more-planned-despite-telecoms-admitting-theres-no-research-that-proves-5g-is-safe.html – “Activist Post has reported about the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) allowing companies to blast harmful WiFi and 5G from the sky and from space. Despite warnings from many credible sources about the serious biological, environmental, and safety impact associated with this, it’s not just Elon’s company, SpaceX, doing it — Google, Amazon, Airbus and OneWeb are doing it too… Thanks to scientist Arthur Firstenberg for updating us on this craziness as well as organizing the International Appeal to Stop 5G on Earth and in Space which has been signed by approximately… …100,000 total individuals and organizations from 187 countries.”

Is There A “Power Player” Behind The Current Tech Craziness Propelling The New World Order’s Geo-governance?https://www.activistpost.com/2019/06/is-there-a-power-player-behind-the-current-tech-craziness-propelling-the-new-world-orders-geo-governance.html – “American journalist Abby Martin, an RT News contributor, published a report in June of 2018, which somehow smacks of a “hidden agenda” insofar as the current unrelenting push regarding high tech developments [e.g., 5G, Internet of Things, Transhumanism, etc.], the New World Order, the U.S. Deep State and Shadow Government, and even terrorism, in my opinionMartin claims there’s a “mother of all multi-national corporations.” She alleges it to be SERCO.” – With MUST SEE Video (19 min) containing mind-blowing information, plus background video on SERCO.

Europe Has no Freedom But to Choose “Freedom Gas” – by Tony Cartalucci – https://www.activistpost.com/2019/06/europe-has-no-freedom-but-to-choose-freedom-gas.html – “So discredited have US campaigns christened in the name of “freedom” become, that few scarcely believed the US was actually, seriously calling its natural gas exports “freedom gas.” However, it is not a headline torn from the pages of the satirical newspaper The Onion, but rather from the US DOE itself… In an article from the DOE’s official website titled, “Department of Energy Authorizes Additional LNG Exports from Freeport LNG,” the DOE states (emphasis added): ‘Increasing export capacity from the Freeport LNG project is critical to spreading freedom gas throughout the world by giving America’s allies a diverse and affordable source of clean energy. Further, more exports of U.S. LNG to the world means more U.S. jobs and more domestic economic growth and cleaner air here at home and around the globe,’ said U.S. Under Secretary of Energy Mark W. Menezes…”

Somebody’s Watching You: The Surveillance of Self-driving Carshttps://www.activistpost.com/2019/06/somebodys-watching-you-the-surveillance-of-self-driving-cars.html – “ ‘ Self-driving cars will represent a new mode for surveillance. Through a self-driving car’s global positioning, system, navigational tools, and other data collection mechanisms, companies will be able to gain access to highly contextual data about passengers’ habits, routines, movements, and preferences,’ explained Luis F. Alvarez León, an assistant professor of geography at Dartmouth. ‘This trove of personal, locational, and financial data can be leveraged and monetized by companies, by providing a data-stream for companies to target customers through personalized advertising and marketing,’ he added.”

Boston Dynamics To Start Selling Creepy Robot Dogs – by Tyler Durden – https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-06-08/boston-dynamics-start-selling-creepy-robot-dogs – Boston Dynamics will begin selling its creepy robot dogs to the public “within months,” according to CEO Marc Raibert, who told The Verge “We’re just doing some final tweaks to the design” after “testing them relentlessly” – hopefully to obey the three laws of robotics… One Spot robot mounted with 3D cameras can map their environment and perform tasks such as track worker progress or identify hazards at construction sites. Models equipped with a robot arm can also open doors and manipulate objects… At present, several construction companies in Japan are testing Spot to oversee the work progress on sites. ‘There’s a remarkable number of construction companies we’re talking to,’ said Raibert, adding ‘But we have some other applications that are very promising — [including] in hostile environments where the cost of having people there is high.’ ”

US envoy says Israel has ‘right’ to annex parts of West Bankhttps://www.timesofisrael.com/us-envoy-says-israel-has-right-to-annex-parts-of-west-bank/ – “In an interview published by the New York Times on Saturday, Ambassador David Friedman said that some degree of annexation of the West Bank would be legitimate… ‘Under certain circumstances, I think Israel has the right to retain some, but unlikely all, of the West Bank,’ he said… Friedman, in the New York Times interview, declined to specify how the US might respond to unilateral Israeli annexation, saying: ‘We really don’t have a view until we understand how much, on what terms, why does it make sense, why is it good for Israel, why is it good for the region, why does it not create more problems than it solves… These are all things that we’d want to understand, and I don’t want to prejudge.’ ” (emphasis added)

Sovereignists of All Countries – Unite! – by The Saker – http://www.unz.com/tsaker/sovereignists-of-all-countries-unite/ – “What is, however, less known is that inside the US, the Neocons and their allies have been a prime force to dismantle the Bill of Rights, especially the First and Second Amendments… Today, I want to give a simple yet telling example of how this kind of stuff is quietly happening with very little opposition. And for that example, I will use the US state in which I am currently living, Florida… Check out this stunning sequence of events… …On April 29th Governor DeSantis and the Florida Cabinet met in Jerusalem (not a joke!) to proclaim their support for “the Jewish state” (sic) and declare that DeSantis will be the most pro-Israel governor in “America” (sic). The fact that holding that meeting abroad is a violation of Florida law did not bother anybody (except The Florida First Amendment Foundation which filed a lawsuit against this outrage). Neither did the fact that Israel is the last openly and officially racist state on our planet. Sadly, Florida is hardly an exception, two dozen other states (including Texas) have passed similar laws.”

Watchdog says FBI has access to about 640M photographshttps://apnews.com/6f45d569c3084c5ca823ced145de8f82 – “A government watchdog says the FBI has access to about 640 million photographs — including from driver’s licenses, passports and mugshots — that can be searched using facial recognition technology.”

This New Robot Will Take Millions Of Warehouse Jobs – by Tyler Durden – https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-05-30/new-robot-will-take-millions-warehouse-jobs – “The automation wave is expected to dramatically reshape the US economy in the 2020s. This disruption will impact the labor force and cause tremendous job losses. By 2030, automation could eliminate 20% to 25% of current jobs — equivalent to 40 million displaced workers, hitting the bottom 90% of Americans the hardest… A new report from The Atlanta Journal-Constitution (AJC) shows how warehouse automation is starting to gain traction in Atlanta, the sixth largest warehousing space in the US… The new, robot-powered warehouse in McDonough, Georgia, is currently undergoing pilot tests and will begin operations in June. Project Verte, a start-up trying to compete with Amazon, is responsible for automating the warehouse.”

Miscarriage of Justice: Why Assange’s Belmarsh Sentence is Wrong – by Nina Cross – https://21stcenturywire.com/2019/06/04/why-assanges-belmarsh-sentence-is-wrong/Well written, carefully researched, and comprehensive article covering Julian Assange’s current detention and legal quandary.

PA premier calls Trump plan ‘blackmail,’ says Bahrain workshop to be ‘born dead’ – Mohammad Shtayyeh claims Palestinians weren’t invited to Manama but wouldn’t attend anyway; warns PA could collapse within 2 months if financial spat with Israel not resolved – by Michael Bachner – https://www.timesofisrael.com/pa-premier-calls-trump-plan-blackmail-says-bahrain-workshop-to-be-born-dead/ – ” ‘These same people are the ones who have been working on the drying up of the financial resources of the Palestinian Authority,’ he said, referring to hundreds of millions of dollars in halted aid money and contributions to UNRWA, the controversial UN agency for Palestinian refugees and their descendants… ‘We know the political agenda,’ Shtayyeh said in the interview. ‘They are saying no to refugees. They are saying no to Jerusalem. They are saying no to two states. They are not respecting ’67 borders. And if this economic track is part of the overall package, what are we accepting? If we are there, people will use our presence there to capitalize on that.’ ”

Putin-Erdogan Agreement Falls Apart as Russians Realize That Arming the Turks is Insane – by John Helmer – https://russia-insider.com/en/politics/putin-erdogan-agreement-falls-apart-russians-realize-arming-turks-insane/ri27186 – ” Just three and a half years ago, on January 20, 2016, the Turkish leader Recep Tayyip Erdogan had good reason to congratulate himself. He had successfully arranged a scheme of payoffs for two men who were intimate advisors to the presidents of the United States and Russia — at the very same time. They were Lieutenant-General Michael Flynn, the National Security Advisor to Donald Trump; and Dmitry Peskov, the spokesman for Vladimir Putin… No one had pulled off the simultaneity before; but it was short-lived. Flynn was forced to resign after just 24 days in office and charged with lying to the FBI. He subsequently pleaded guilty and is now facing a prison sentence. Investigation of his lucratively paid lobbying for Turkey is still under way… Peskov remains in his Kremlin office, as he has for the past seven years. However, the Defence Ministry led by Sergei Shoigu and the General Staff headed by General Valery Gerasimov, have rebelled against Peskov’s line with Putin, ending for all practical purposes the terms of agreement Putin and Erdogan signed last September for a Turkish protectorate of Idlib governorate in northwestern Syria… The Russian Army newspaper Krasnaya Zvezda (Red Star) reported that Idlib is now “a huge military camp”. The Russian military command has responded by launching intensive air attacks and by covering new advances on the ground by the Syrian Army. Unsaid by the General Staff, unacknowledged by the Kremlin, the Putin-Erdogan Memorandum is a dead-letter. History is repeating itself.” – Comment: Helmer, the longest serving foreign correspondent covering Russia, puts the situation in Syria’s Idlib into the context of the Turkish genocides in the early 20th Century.

‘A mass sterilization exercise’: Kenyan doctors find anti-fertility agent in UN tetanus vaccine – by Steve Weatherbe – https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/a-mass-sterilization-exercise-kenyan-doctors-find-anti-fertility-agent-in-u – “Kenya’s Catholic bishops are charging two United Nations organizations with sterilizing millions of girls and women under cover of an anti-tetanus inoculation program sponsored by the Kenyan government… According to a statement released Tuesday by the Kenya Catholic Doctors Association, the organization has found an antigen that causes miscarriages in a vaccine being administered to 2.3 million girls and women by the World Health Organization and UNICEF. Priests throughout Kenya reportedly are advising their congregations to refuse the vaccine… ‘We sent six samples from around Kenya to laboratories in South Africa. They tested positive for the HCG antigen,’ Dr. Muhame Ngare of the Mercy Medical Centre in Nairobi told LifeSiteNews. ‘They were all laced with HCG.‘ ” (emphasis added)

More Police Raids As War On Journalism Escalates Worldwide – by Caitlin Johnstone – https://caitlinjohnstone.com/2019/06/05/more-police-raids-as-war-on-journalism-escalates-worldwide/ – “The Australian Federal Police have conducted two raids on journalists and seized documents in purportedly unrelated incidents in the span of just two days… Yesterday the AFP raided the home of News Corp Australia journalist Annika Smethurst, seeking information related to her investigative report last year which exposed the fact that the Australian government has been discussing the possibility of giving itself unprecedented powers to spy on its own citizens. Today they raided the Sydney headquarters of the Australian Broadcasting Corp, seizing information related to a 2017 investigative report on possible war crimes committed by Australian forces in Afghanistan… In a third, also ostensibly unrelated incident, another Australian reporter disclosed yesterday that the Department of Home Affairs has initiated an investigation of his reporting on a story about asylum seeker boats which could lead to an AFP criminal case, saying he’s being pressured to disclose his source.”

President Trump Calls On Syria, Russia, Iran To Halt Attacks On Militants In Idlibhttps://southfront.org/president-trump-calls-on-syria-russia-iran-to-halt-attacks-on-idlib/ – “On June 3, the President called on Syria, Russia and ‘to a lesser extent, Iran’, to strop ‘bombing the hell out of Idlib Province in Syria, and indiscriminately killing many innocent civilians. …The World is watching this butchery. What is the purpose, what will it get you? STOP’, Trump wrote… The interesting fact that just a few years ago, Mr Trump had a clear understanding of the real sitaution in Syria. Something seems to have changed since then.”

White People and Their Achievements Are Marked for Destruction – by Paul Craig Roberts – https://russia-insider.com/en/white-people-and-their-achievements-are-marked-destruction/ri27144 – “The Western world is collapsing so rapidly that I am afraid that I am going to outlive it… The Western presstitutes and politicians have demonized Putin, Maduro, Iran, and Trump to the same extent as the patriotic propagandistic Western court historians have demonized Adolf Hitler. But no one is as demonized as white people, and the curious thing is that it is self-demonization—whites demonizing whites.”

The Apparently Irresistible Cry of Anti Semitism – by Eve Mykytyn – https://www.evemykytyn.com/writing/2019/6/3/the-apparently-irresistible-cry-of-anti-semitism – “The few students who bothered to vote on the issue voted overwhelmingly in favor of the new society. 200 students out of the 600 who voted (the University of Essex boasts over 15,000 students) voted against the society. None of the news outlets that covered this story mentioned that very few students cared to participate, exaggerating the importance of the issue at the University. Apparently panicked by this lopsided vote in its favor, the student union cancelled the vote and authorized the society’s immediate creation… Histrionics prevailed in the Jewish press and among the UK’s Jewish advocates. Following the vote, the national Union of Jewish Students said the fact that so many people were against the ratification of the society was “simply shocking.” Apparently not constrained by facts, Amanda Bowman, vice-president of the Board of Deputies of British Jews said: “This is racism, pure and simple. Those students who voted to exclude Jewish students should hang their heads in shame.” Of course, 200 students voted against a society, there was no vote to exclude Jewish students… Luckily for those seeking to extract revenge for the elusive sin of anti Semitism, they had an object for their wrath in University lecturer, Dr. Maaruf Ali. Ali opposed the society and shared a number of posts alleging that “the Zionists next want to create a society here at our University.” This quote was widely circulated as evidence of his anti Semitism although UJS is an openly Zionist organization.”

For the Week of 5/27/19:

US greenlights missiles for al-Qaeda-linked, Turkish-backed Salafi-jihadists occupying Syria’s Idlib – The Trump administration has approved a Turkish shipment of US-made anti-tank missiles to al-Qaeda-linked Islamist rebels fighting a Russian-backed offensive in Syria’s Idlib province. – by Ben Norton – https://thegrayzone.com/2019/05/31/us-missiles-al-qaeda-turkey-syria-idlib/ – “The Trump administration immediately condemned this Syrian-Russian campaign to retake Idlib from al-Qaeda militants. US officials also claimed, without providing any evidence, that the Syrian army was using “chemical weapons” in the offensive. (This unsubstantiated accusation came at the same time when a leaked OPCW report suggested that a previous gas attack in Douma, Syria had actually been staged)… A US government official also said that Washington “greenlighted” the use of devastating anti-tank TOW missiles by Turkey-backed Islamist rebels in Syria… Reuters reported on May 25 that Turkey has ramped up its weapons supplies to the al-Qaeda-linked militants that occupy Idlib. The Turkish military has also sent a convoy to a military base in rebel-held territory north of the Syrian city Hama.”

Follow the Minerals: Why the US is Threatened by Venezuela’s ‘Blue Gold’ – by Carrie Giunta – https://venezuelanalysis.com/analysis/11372 – “Coltan is Venezuela’s Oro Azul or ‘blue gold’. In 2009, President Hugo Chávez announced the discovery of reserves worth $100 billion of “the blue gold of the 21st century” in the Amazon region of the country… The price of this blue gold follows an increasing demand for a high-grade metal known as tantalum, processed from refined coltan. Demand for coltan is so intense, it fetches a higher price on the international market than even gold or diamonds… The US relies on tantalum to build the basic circuitry in guidance control systems in smart bombs, the on-board navigational systems in drones, anti-tank systems, robots and most weapons systems… The metal is vital to US defense. Yet, it has no domestic source of coltan. Importing and stockpiling tantalum is its only recourse… As the need for tantalum increases, smugglers move coltan from Venezuela to the US via Colombia and Brazil.”

Foreign fighters among 10 killed in IDF Syria strike after rocket fire — report – by Judah Ari Gross – https://www.timesofisrael.com/foreign-fighters-among-10-killed-in-idf-syria-strike-after-rocket-fire-report/ – “Seven “foreign fighters” were among the 10 killed in Israel Defense Forces airstrikes on several military targets in Syria in the predawn hours of Sunday morning in response to two rockets that were fired from the country at the Golan Heights on Saturday night, a war monitor said… The Israeli army refrained from specifying who it believes fired the two rockets at the Golan Heights — one of which landed inside Israeli territory, the other in Syria — but said it ‘sees the Syrian regime as responsible for all attacks against Israel from Syrian territory.’ ”

Lindsey Graham Still Hankering for War With Venezuela – by Daniel Larison – https://russia-insider.com/en/politics/lindsey-graham-still-hankering-war-venezuela/ri27169 – ” ‘…Trump said rightly, Maduro is not the legitimate leader of Venezuela, the entire region supports the Trump approach that Guaido is the legitimate leader. He wouldn’t be in power without 6,000 or 7,000 Cuban security forces in Venezuela… I would do exactly what Reagan did. I would give Cuba an ultimatum to get out of Venezuela. If they don’t, I would let the Venezuelan military know, you got to choose between democracy and Maduro, and if you choose Maduro and Cuba, we are coming after you. This is in our backyard… Trump said that he was for democracy, against socialism… WALLACE: Right… GRAHAM: …and he has drawn a red line when it comes to Maduro. If he doesn’t [act], everybody in the world is going to think he’s weak. If he does act, it helps us with North Korea, Iran, Russia, and everybody else.’.. Graham knows that Trump detests appearing weak, and so he needs to make Trump believe that “the world” will perceive him this way if he doesn’t back up his stupid regime change rhetoric with an insane and illegal military intervention.”

Russian Jets Resume Attacks on Idlib After Ceasefire Talks With Turkey Collapsehttps://russia-insider.com/en/russian-jets-unleash-hell-idlib-after-ceasefire-talks-turkey-collapse/ri27163 – “On Thursday over five Russian fighter jets began launching airstrikes over the Idlib Governorate following the collapse of ceasefire talks with Turkey… According to a military source in northwestern Syria, the ceasefire talks collapsed after Turkey demanded that the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) withdraw from all the areas they captured in northwestern Hama… The Russian military reportedly rejected Turkey’s demands and restarted their aerial campaign over the Idlib province.”

The final round: Netanyahu versus Liberman – In a dramatic development, Bibi was unable to form a coalition in the Knesset, and has fallen back on calling new elections for MK’s – by Ben Caspit – https://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/originals/2019/05/israel-benjamin-netanyahu-reuven-rivlin-likud-elections.html – “When May 29 ended at the stroke of midnight, Netanyahu turned on his former ally with full force. “Liberman has gone over to the left,” he asserted. His people announced that in the upcoming election campaign, Netanyahu would focus on destroying Liberman just as he had done to Naftali Bennett, his nemesis and New Right leader who shockingly failed to attract enough votes in April to enter the Knesset. The Likud, they said, would invest a fortune in appealing to immigrants from the former Soviet Union, a large chunk of Liberman’s constituency, to deny his crossing the electoral threshold… Netanyahu’s only problem is that Liberman is not easily scared. He is by far the coldest fish in the Israeli political pond, a man who does not know the meaning of pressure and who, unlike Netanyahu, is not driven by an obsession to be prime minister. When Liberman has nothing to lose, both sides should be worried.”

Prospects for the Emergence of a Real Opposition in Russia – by The Saker – http://www.unz.com/tsaker/prospects-for-the-emergence-of-a-real-opposition-in-russia/ – “First, it is obvious that millions of Russians (including yours truly) were deeply disappointed that Putin did not substantially reorganize the Russian government following his triumphant reelection last year. Putin himself is on record saying two things about that: first, that he is generally happy with the performance of the government and, second, that he needs an experienced team to implement his very ambitious reform program (more about that in a moment)… Second, it is equally obvious that the pension reform is profoundly unpopular and that Putin’s personal credibility has never recovered from this political fiasco… Third, and this is the most overlooked and yet most interesting development – there is a real opposition gradually emerging in Russia. What do I mean by “real”? First, I mean not a “pretend opposition” as we see in the Russian Duma (which is a glorified rubber-stamping parliament). Second, I mean a patriotic opposition which is neither financed nor controlled by Mr. Soros nor the CIA nor any of their innumerable offshoots. The problem is that this opposition has many severe problems and that it completely fails to present an alternative to the current ‘Putinocracy.’ ”

Turkey Is Negotiating With Russia To Reach Ceasefire In Idlib, Defense Minister Sayshttps://southfront.org/turkey-is-negotiating-with-russia-to-reach-ceasefire-in-idlib-defense-minister-says/ – “Turkey is negotiating with Russia in order to declare a new ceasefire south of Syria’s Idlib, Turkish Minister of Defense Hulusi Akar revealed on May 28… ‘We continue our contacts to stop this drama as soon as possible, to ensure the safety of people, reinstate the ceasefire and bring stability to the region,” the Daily Sabah quoted Akar as saying… The Turkish minister said that he expects Moscow to use its “influence” on Damascus to stop the ongoing Syrian Arab Army (SAA) military operation around Idlib. He also stressed that Ankara will continue its de-escalation efforts in Idlib within the framework of agreements made in the Astana Process and the Sochi Conference… Earlier this month, a temporary ceasefire was imposed around Idlib. The Syrian Arab Air Force (SyAAF) and the Russian Aerospace Forces even halted their operations over the region… However, Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS), the former branch of al-Qaeda in Syria, and its Turkish-backed allies took advantage of the ceasefire to launched a counter attack in northern Hama. The terrorists also resumed their rocket attacks on the Russian Hmeimim airbase on the Syrian coast.”

Endless Procedural Abuses Show Julian Assange Case Was Never About Law – by Jonathan Cook – http://www.unz.com/jcook/endless-procedural-abuses-show-julian-assange-case-was-never-about-law/ – “It is astonishing how often one still hears well-informed, otherwise reasonable people say about Julian Assange: ‘But he ran away from Swedish rape charges by hiding in Ecuador’s embassy in London.’.. At the weekend, a Guardian editorial – the paper’s official voice and probably the segment most scrutinised by senior staff – made just such a false claim: ‘Then there is the rape charge that Mr Assange faced in Sweden and which led him to seek refuge in the Ecuadorian embassy in the first place.’..The fact that the Guardian, supposedly the British media’s chief defender of liberal values, can make this error-strewn statement after nearly a decade of Assange-related coverage is simply astounding. And that it can make such a statement days after the US finally admitted that it wants to lock up Assange for 175 years on bogus “espionage” charges – a hand anyone who wasn’t being wilfully blind always knew the US was preparing to play – is still more shocking… Assange faces no charges in Sweden yet, let alone “rape charges”. As former UK ambassador Craig Murray recently explained, the Guardian has been misleading readers by falsely claiming that an attempt by a Swedish prosecutor to extradite Assange – even though the move has not received the Swedish judiciary’s approval – is the same as his arrest on rape charges. It isn’t.”

Police To Use TSA-Style Scanners To Spy On People In Public Places – by MassPrivateI – https://www.activistpost.com/2019/05/police-to-use-tsa-style-scanners-to-spy-on-people-in-public-places.html – “Last week, the Salt Lake Tribune revealed that the Utah Attorney General and law enforcement are partnering with Liberty Defense, a 3D image scanning company that makes its money from scanning the public in real-time. (3D means capturing rich information [size, shape, depth] about the detection space. It can detect any material that has a physical form.).. Let’s start with name — calling yourself Liberty Defense is an affront to liberty-minded Americans who do not want to be secretly spied on by Big Brother. Their tag line “Protecting communities and preserving peace of mind” is the exact opposite of what this device does… Any device that is used to spy on the public is just that: a surveillance device. It is not a Defense of our Liberty… As Fox Now 13 reported, police will use Liberty Defense’s HEXWAVE to spy on people at mass gatherings like concerts, malls, stadiums, public transit stops and government buildings… (from https://www.libertydefense.com/): HEXWAVE: Combating the threat of terror – Incidents of terrorism are on the rise, and concern for public safety is at an all-time high… The challenge: efficiently securing high traffic areas with multiple entry points, such as hotels, schools, airports, public transit systems, entertainment venues and outdoor pedestrian locations in a secure, non-intrusive manner… Our solution: HEXWAVE uses active 3D imaging technology and machine learning to scan crowds for weapons without the need for dedicated security checkpoints.”

Greg Hallett: The Privy Council Oath – Monarchy Mafia Oath (time stamped, 5min) – Greg Hallett w/Jim Fetzer show

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Kui1fQEQsg&w=676&h=381

Colonel House Advisor to President Wilson – by Sartre – https://www.veteransnewsreport.com/2019/05/28/colonel-house-advisor-to-president-wilson/ – ” ‘House had authored a novel, published by various accounts in 1905-6, titled Philip Dru: Administrator, which he made available for Wilson to read, digest, and hopefully act upon. The book depicts a second U.S. Civil War, with a participant, Philip Dru, creating for the world, in the war’s aftermath, a new world order characterized by a single administrator (Dru) working through a World Bank, World Court, World Army, and a League of Nations – i.e., utopia achieved!’.. While Colonel House gets the most attention as ‘my second personality. He is my independent self. His thoughts and mine are one’, says Woodrow Wilson; his lasting influence is in introducing The Inquiry methodology of advisors, which initiates the Deep State. The system of using empire conducive advisors under the guise of CFR and every other think tank, developed into a culture of protection for the power brokers that actually design and oversee the implementation of government policy.” Comment: This article includes several important pieces of The Puzzle of how the modern Deep State came into being.

Newly Released FBI Docs Shed Light on Apparent Mossad Foreknowledge of 9/11 Attacks – by Whitney Webb – http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/51631.htm – “According to a former high-ranking American intelligence official who spoke to the Jewish Daily Forward in 2002, the FBI concluded in its investigation that the five Israelis arrested “were conducting a Mossad surveillance mission and that their employer, Urban Moving Systems of Weehawken, NJ, served as a front.” At least two of the men arrested were determined to have direct links to the Mossad after their names appeared in a CIA-FBI database of foreign intelligence operatives. According to one of their lawyers, one of the men, Paul Kurzberg, had previously worked for the Mossad in another country prior to arriving in the United States. Another of those arrested, Oded Ellner, subsequently stated on Israeli TV that the five Israelis had been in New York at the time “to document the event,” meaning the attack on the World Trade Center… The FOIA release of the photos is notable because responses to prior FOIA requests to the Department of Justice, which oversees the FBI, had previously claimed that all of the photos taken by the Israeli nationals had been destroyed in January 2014. The photos themselves are heavily redacted, making it impossible to see the Israelis’ facial expressions. However, previously declassified yet heavily redacted FBI reports state that the Israelis are “visibly happy” in nearly every photo, even when the burning towers are in the background. The photos released are also not original copies and instead appear to be photocopies of photocopies of the original pictures. In addition, of the original 76 pictures developed by authorities from the camera in the Israelis’ possession, only 14 were released… However, three of these photos — despite the heavy redaction and poor quality — are damning. Since 2001, even though the photos were never released until now, it had been known that one of the Israelis arrested — Sivan Kurzberg — was seen in a photo “holding a lighted lighter in the foreground, with the smoldering wreckage [of the twin towers] in the background,” according to Steven Noah Gordon, then-lawyer for the five Israelis, as cited in a New York Times report from November 2001… The picture of Kurzberg with the lit lighter appears to be photo #5 in the new FOIA release. Yet, the picture released includes a visible date of September 10, 2001, the day before the attacks, as do two other photos — images #7 and #8 in the collection — whereas all other photos with dates show only the month and the year (9 ‘01). The FOIA release did not provide any information as to the apparent discrepancy in dates.” – Note: Found the above article linked from this by Phillip Giraldi, former counter-terrorism specialist: Israel’s role in 9/11https://www.veteranstoday.com/2019/05/28/israels-role-in-9-11/

Humanitarian Organizations, Cynicism and the New World Orderhttps://southfront.org/humanitarian-organizations-cynicism-and-the-new-world-order/ – “This noble desire has one obstacle: the natives, who traditionally live on the borders of these protected regions (conservation areas) and bask in the marvel provided by the nature of their habitat. At the same time, damage to the local flora and fauna is caused by monkeys to a much larger degree than by the local aborigines’ subsistence farming. Notwithstanding, monkeys fall under the WWF protective concept, while humans do not… WWF has developed a program for the protection of these sacred forests, with the tender name “Healthy People, Healthy Ecosystems: A Manual on Integrating Health and Family Planning into Conservation Projects, which provides some interesting measures to conserve these natural resources… For example, in some rare cases it is recommended to shoot to kill people, who are incapable of reading the warning signs and who have lived their entire lives in the reserves… Another suggestion proposes the possibility of sterilizing the population after each individual reaches certain age… Moreover, in 2017 the first eco-groups were formed seeking to prevent the residents of the Congo from entering the forest belt to satisfy their needs for food and fish in the bodies of water, because now it is a conservation area. This is the first fully documented case in which human rights (according to the UN version of the concept) are neglected and and made secondary to the to the welfare of plants and animals.” (emphasis added)

Units Of Serbian Army Move Towards Contact Line With Kosovo: Reportshttps://southfront.org/units-of-serbian-army-move-towards-contact-line-with-kosovo-reports/ – “Serbian army vehicles and troops were moving from a central Serbian city towards the border with the Autonomous Province of Kosovo and Metohija (also known as the self-proclaimed Republic of Kosovo), Serbia’s official news agency Tanjug said.… The movement started around noon on May 28th, after Kosovo’s special police carried out a heavily armed operation in the Serb-dominated northern Kosovo, arresting 19 and injuring six civilians and five policemen. Of the 19 arrested, 11 were Serbs, four Albanians and four Bosniaks… Two members of UNMIK were injured in the Kosovo police action… Special Prosecutor Sulj Hoxha claimed that the Prosecution heard and received statements from a significant number of witnesses, whose testimony contributed to the operation.”

Army’s ‘Google Earth On Steroids’ Can Look Inside Buildings – by Tyler Durden – https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-05-28/armys-google-earth-steroids-can-look-inside-buildings – “New mapping technology that is expected to transform training and simulation exercises for America’s warfighters was unveiled at the IEEE Transportation Electrification Conference and Expo (ITEC) 2019 conference on May 15 in Stockholm, Sweden, reported National Defense Magazine… Jason Knowles, director of geospatial science and technology at the University of Southern California’s Institute for Creative Technologies, an Army affiliated research center, spoke at ITEC about the new terrain capture and reconstruction software that recreates complex environments including cities for simulation exercises and war planning. The institute is part of a cross-functional team working on the mapping software (called One World Terrain (OWT) project)… ‘The ability to have an individual or a squad go out, collect their own organic 3D model for ingesting into their modeling and simulation is huge for us,’ he said… ‘The interior of buildings are now being fused and snapped inside of that 3D model,’ Knowles said. The software can ‘strip the outside of a building level by level and see what’s inside the building. That’s obviously very useful for operators.’.. The software uses machine learning and artificial intelligence for the data merging component to “make the model smart, so it’s not just [identifying objects in] pictures,” he said. For example, it can tell troops if a perimeter wall of an enemy base needs to breached with a vehicle or munition.”

Assange Is Reportedly Gravely Ill, And Hardly Anyone’s Talking About It – by Caitlin Johnstone – https://caitlinjohnstone.com/2019/05/29/assange-is-reportedly-gravely-ill-and-hardly-anyones-talking-about-it/ – As of this writing I’ve been able to find very few news outlets reporting on this at all, the most mainstream being a Reuters article with the very tame headline “Swedish court rejects delay of Assange hearing over ill-health: lawyer“. The Sydney Morning Herald also covered the story without even mentioning illness in headline, instead going with “Swedish court rejects effort to delay Assange hearing“. The much smaller alternative media outlet World Socialist Website has been the only outlet I’ve found so far which reports on Samuelson’s statement in anything resembling its proper scale, publishing a good article titled “Despite Assange’s ill-health, Swedish court rejects delay to hearing” a few hours ago… This story was picked up from Upsala Nya Tidning by Danish new agency Ritzau and published in the outlet Politiken, with the title (per machine translation) “Weakened Assange hospitalized in London prison: ‘Impossible to have a normal conversation with him’”. These news outlets are to my understanding as reputable as any other mainstream western outlet, yet they remain the only publications I’ve been able to find which are reporting that Assange has been hospitalized. This is absolutely bizarre… I’ve emailed Per Samuelson with a request to confirm the news that Assange has been hospitalized. I’ll update this article if I hear back.” – Comment: Not only is it exceedingly ominous that the Official State Media are not mentioning this (reported in alternative outlets last Friday), but the UN Rapporteur for Assange visited him in Belmarsh, and has suggested he’ll be issuing a report on his visit, but possibly not for weeks.

Serbian Troops Placed On High Alert After Kosovo Forces Burst Into Serb-populated Regionshttps://southfront.org/serbian-troops-placed-on-high-alert-after-kosovo-forces-burst-into-serb-populated-regions/ – “Serbia ordered its troops to full alert on May 28 after heavily armed Kosovo police had entered Serb-populated regions of in the northern part of the Autonomous Province of Kosovo and Metohija (northern Kosovo) and made several arrests… Serbia’s state TV reported that shots were heard and tear gas was used as Kosovo’s special police “burst into” one of the villages with armored vehicles early in the morning. The Kosovo force involved in the tension reportedly includes at least 73 vehicles… The region involved in the tensions is located on the contact line between the area controlled by Serbia and Kosovo forces. It is 90 percent populated by Serbs, who refuse to be part of the self-proclamed Republic of Kosovo.”

“They Shall Not Grow Old” is a Superb Antiwar Film – by Jeff Deist – https://www.activistpost.com/2019/05/they-shall-not-grow-old-is-a-superb-antiwar-film.html

Trump Claims US Not Seeking ‘Regime Change’ in Iranhttps://sputniknews.com/world/201905271075373072-trump-iran-regime-change-usa/ – “Donald Trump is currently visiting Japan, whose prime minister is said to be considering serving as a mediator in possible peace talks between Iran and the United States… The United States is not looking to overthrow Iran’s government, President Donald Trump said on Monday, as tensions between the two countries flared with Washington deploying troops to the region… ‘I know so many people from Iran, these are great people. It [Iran] has a chance to be a great country, with the same leadership. We are not looking for regime change, I just wanna make that clear,’ Trump said at a press conference in Tokyo, adding that he thinks ‘we’ll make a deal’ with Tehran.”

Trump Administration Hardens Its Attack on Climate Science – by Coral Davenport and Mark Landler – https://www.nytimes.com/2019/05/27/us/politics/trump-climate-science.html – “Work on the next report, which is expected to be released in 2021 or 2022, has already begun. But from now on, officials said, such worst-case scenario projections will not automatically be included in the National Climate Assessment or in some other scientific reports produced by the government… ‘What we have here is a pretty blatant attempt to politicize the science — to push the science in a direction that’s consistent with their politics,’ said Philip B. Duffy, the president of the Woods Hole Research Center, who served on a National Academy of Sciences panel that reviewed the government’s most recent National Climate Assessment. ‘It reminds me of the Soviet Union.’ ” – Comment: Mr. Duffy has been a prime “politicizer” of U.S. climate science, pushing the “global warming” meme fanatically. The NYT article doesn’t mention the ongoing possible onset of a Grand Solar Minimum.

The Western Media is Key to Syria Deceptions, Al Qaeda Propaganda – by Jonathan Cook – https://www.globalresearch.ca/western-media-death-cult-perpetual-war/5678623 – “Undoubtedly the OPCW was under huge political pressure to arrive at the “right” conclusion. But as a scientific body carrying out a forensic investigation surely it would not simply doctor the data… Nonetheless, it seems that may well be precisely what it did. This month the Working Group on Syria, Propaganda and Media – a group of academics who have grown increasingly sceptical of the western narratives told about Syria – published an internal, leaked OPCW document… A few days later the OPCW reluctantly confirmed that the document was genuine, and that it would identify and deal with those responsible for the leak… The document was an assessment overseen by Ian Henderson, a senior OPCW expert, of the engineering data gathered by the OPCW’s fact-finding mission that attended the scene of the Douma attack. Its findings fly in the face of the OPCW’s published report… Erased from the record – The leaked document is deeply troubling for two reasons: First, the assessment, based on the available technical data, contradicts the conclusion of the final OPCW report that the two chemical cylinders were dropped from the air and crashed through building roofs. It argues instead that the cylinders were more likely placed at the locations they were found… But even more shocking is the fact that the expert assessment based on the data collected by the OPCW team is entirely unaddressed in the OPCW’s final report… It is not that the final report discounts or rebuts the findings of its own experts. It simply ignores those findings; it pretends they don’t exist. The report blacks them out, erases them from the official record. In short, it perpetrates a massive deception… Like a death cult – From the outside, this looks and sounds like a conspiracy. But actually it is something worse – and far more difficult to overcome… The corporations that run our media and our governments have simply conflated in their own minds – and ours – the idea that their narrow corporate interests are synonymous with “western interests”… The false narratives they generate are there to serve a system of power, as I have explained in previous blogs. That system’s worldview and values are enforced by a charmed circle that includes politicians, military generals, scientists, journalists and others operating as if brainwashed by some kind of death cult. They see the world through a single prism: the system’s need to hold on to power. Everything else – truth, evidence, justice, human rights, love, compassion – must take a back seat… It is this same system that paradoxically is determined to preserve itself even if it means destroying the planet, ravaging our economies, and starting and maintaining endlessly destructive wars. It is system that will drag us all into the abyss, unless we stop it.” (underlined emphasis added)

Huawei ban dashes hope for rural cell service in US – Lawmakers propose yet another bailout for Trump’s political base, which depends on Chinese technology – https://www.asiatimes.com/2019/05/article/huawei-ban-dashes-hope-for-rural-cell-service-in-us/ – “Rural areas of the United States, home to much of President Donald Trump’s political base, are dependent on Chinese telecommunications equipment maker Huawei, the company that is now facing a ban on doing business in the US… The White House announced the ban this month, before adding a 90-day grace period to allow companies to adjust to the decision… But the three-month reprieve offers little consolation for rural carriers that have constructed cellphone service infrastructure primarily with Huawei components. Refitting the systems, which are already insufficient to provide adequate service for many customers, would take years and cost as much as a billion dollars… That is according to the Rural Wireless Association, a group that says newly proposed bipartisan legislation to fund such a retrofitting will also provide insufficient relief.”

International Tribunal Claims Russia Should Release Ukrainian Sailors Detained During Kerch Strait Incidenthttps://southfront.org/international-tribunal-claims-russia-should-release-ukrainian-sailors-detained-during-kerch-strait-incident/ – “The Russian side said that the Tribunal’s decision was illegitimate. Konstantin Kosachyov, head of the foreign affairs committee in the Federation Council said the decision was illegitimate because it happened outside of the ITLOS’ jurisdiction: ‘The ITLOS decision granting Ukraine’s demand to return the ships and release the crews arrested last year in relation to an attempt at illegal crossing of the Russian border cannot be considered to be legitimate because this incident is not in the jurisdiction of this court and the conventions it invokes,’ Kosachyov said… When signing the 1982 UN convention on the law of the sea Russia and Ukraine made specific reservations, which rule out consideration of the Kerch incident under the Convention’s procedures, he said. ‘This is a matter for two sides, Russia and Ukraine, one of which committed a gross provocation by trying to cross into the other side in violation of the commonly known procedures. No wonder Ruslan Khomchak, Ukraine’s new Chief of the General Staff, has confirmed that sending vessels to the Kerch Strait back then was dangerous and that there were questions for the Ukrainian Navy Commander Ihor Voronchenko regarding the

Shielding the World From US Chaos Is No Easy Task – by Federico Pieraccinihttps://www.strategic-culture.org/news/2019/05/25/shielding-world-from-us-chaos-no-easy-task/ – “Donald Trump’s foreign policy relies heavily on putting to use to the tools available to the Empire: economic terrorism, threats of war, diplomatic pressure, trade wars, etc. But in resorting to tried-and-true imperialism, it is isolating itself internationally from traditional allies and raising tensions on the global chessboard to an unprecedented level… Threats of war against Venezuela, North Korea, Syria and Iran are now repeated on a daily basis. Economic measures involving tariffs or duties, in many ways comparable to declarations of war, are now habitual, whether directed at friends or allies. Iran and Syria are under sanctions, while Pyongyang is even prevented from docking one of its ships in its ports, thereby finding itself de facto placed under US embargo, such as was threatened against Venezuela… China and Russia are daily fighting to support the multipolar world through diplomatic, economic and sometimes military means, offering to Washington’s enemies some kind of shield with which to withstand the outrageous slings and arrows of the Trump administration. Beijing and Moscow carry out their resistance with an eye to their long-term objectives, given that in the short term their actions will inevitably invite the implacable hostility of Washington and her lackeys.”

The Worst 2020 Election Interference Will Be Perfectly Legal – by Caitlin Johnstone – https://caitlinjohnstone.com/2019/05/27/the-worst-2020-election-interference-will-be-perfectly-legal/ – “Mass media propaganda is the single most overlooked and under-appreciated aspect of our society. The ability of an elite class to control the way a supermajority of the population thinks, acts and votes has shaped our entire world in the favor of a few sociopaths driven by an insatiable lust for money and power who got to where they are because they were willing to do anything to get ahead. If we can’t find a way to get a handle on that, then it won’t matter how pristine your elections are, how ethical the DNC primary process becomes, or what the Russians are up to this year.”

The World: What is Really Happening – by Craig Murray – https://www.craigmurray.org.uk/archives/2019/05/the-world-what-is-really-happening/ – “If you want to understand what is really happening in the world today, a mid-ranking official named Ian Henderson is vastly more important to you than Theresa May. You will not, however, find anything about Henderson in the vast majority of corporate and state media outlets… You may recall that, one month after the Skripal incident, there was allegedly a “chemical weapons attack” in the jihadist enclave of Douma, which led to air strikes against the Syrian government in support of the jihadist forces by US, British and French bombers and missiles. At the time, I argued that the Douma jihadist enclave was on the brink of falling (as indeed it proved) and there was no military advantage – and a massive international downside – for the Syrian Army in using chemical weapons. Such evidence for the attack that existed came from the jihadist allied and NATO funded White Helmets and related sources; and the veteran and extremely respected journalist Robert Fisk, first westerner to arrive on the scene, reported that no chemical attack had taken place (Note: Fisk was then savagely attacked in the Western MSM)… Now we come to the essential Mr Ian Henderson. Mr Henderson was in charge of the engineering sub-group of the OPCW Fact Finding Mission. The engineers assessed that the story of the cylinders being dropped from the sky was improbable, and it was much more probable that they had simply been placed there manually. There are two major reasons they came to this conclusion… At least one of the crater holes showed damage that indicated it had been caused by an explosive, not by the alleged blunt impact. The cylinders simply did not show enough damage to have come through the reinforced concrete slabs and particularly the damage which would have been caused by the rebar. Rebar is actually thicker steel than a gas cylinder and would have caused major deformation.”

‘Mind control’: The secret UK government blueprints shaping post-terror planning – After the 2017 London Bridge attack, local officials were told: ‘We’re sending you a hundred imams.’ How hashtags, vigils and flowers are used to steer the public towards grief instead of anger. – by Ian Cobain – https://www.middleeasteye.net/news/mind-control-secret-british-government-blueprints-shaping-post-terror-planning – “The British government has prepared for terrorist incidents by pre-planning social media campaigns that are designed to appear to be a spontaneous public response to attacks, Middle East Eye has learned… Hashtags are carefully tested before attacks happen, Instagram images selected, and “impromptu” street posters are printed… In operations that contingency planners term “controlled spontaneity”, politicians’ statements, vigils and inter-faith events are also negotiated and planned in readiness for any terrorist attack… The campaigns have been deployed during every terrorist incident in recent years including the 2017 London Bridge attack and the Finsbury Park mosque attack… Within hours of an attack, other campaigns are swiftly organised, with I “heart” posters being designed and distributed, according to the location of the attack, and plans drawn up for people to hand out flowers at the scene of the crime, in apparently unprompted gestures of love and support… The purpose of the operations, according to a number of people involved in their creation, is to shape public responses, encouraging individuals to focus on empathy for the victims and a sense of unity with strangers, rather than reacting with violence or anger.”

The World Is Getting Increasingly Dumber, Study Finds – by Tyler Durden – https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-05-22/world-getting-increasingly-dumber-study-finds – “And just like that, another sign of the ‘Idiocracy’ apocalypse has emerged. Though, unlike the movie, which posits that the population of Earth will become steadily dumber as stupid people outbreed their more intelligent compatriots, the cause of the trend in Europe has yet to be determined, because even the children of relatively intelligent Europeans are getting dumber.”

For the Week of 5/20/19:

A Migrant Family Takes a Greyhound Across America – Entering the U.S. at a rate of more than 5,000 a day, new arrivals from Central America are departing border towns by the busload. And that bus is usually a Greyhound – by Miriam Jordan – https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2019/05/26/us/greyhound-immigration.html – “A Greyhound road trip across the country has long been a hallmark of the American experience, a “leave the driving to us” way for those who couldn’t afford airfare or a car to come home from college, start new jobs, get to the coast, leave problematic situations behind… But along the border and deep into parts of the nation’s interior, the Greyhound buses plying the interstate highway system have become an essential element in an extraordinary new migration… Entering the country at a rate of more than 5,000 each day, new arrivals from Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador are departing border towns by the busload… …Migrants are already traveling by the thousands every day to cities across the country — to Atlanta, Chattanooga, Orlando, Richmond, as well as to sanctuary cities, like New York, Los Angeles and Seattle.”

Five Eyes and the Global Spy Racketeershttps://aim4truth.org/2019/05/26/five-eyes-and-the-global-spy-racketeers/ – “Five Eyes had organized global spy racketeers before the Japanese had even surrendered on Sep. 02, 1945… Within weeks of this instruction, the OSS/MI-6/CIA had taken over Five Eyes against the express instructions of General Marshall and Admiral King… Five Eyes, ANCIB(US), ANCICC(UK). (Aug. 22, 1945). Memorandum for General Marshall and Admiral King, DOCID: 2959406, REF ID:A2666797. NSA… https://www.fbcoverup.com/docs/library/1945-08-22-Five-Eyes-ANCIB(US)-ANCICC(UK)-Memorandum-for-General-Marshall-and-Admiral-King-DOCID-2959406-REFID-A2666797-NSA-Aug-22-1945.pdf – C.I.A. effectively given control of post-war China: Four (4) years later, with the aid of the C.I.A., on October 1, 1949, Chinese Communist leader Mao Zedong declared the creation of the People’s Republic of China (PRC). This illustrates what evil criminals do when they are given political power. Now China is using this same intelligence capability to implement a Social Credit Scoring System to exercise total control over individual citizens. They are using their market power to export the social credit score to America through their partners at Google, Facebook, Apple, etc. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sino-American_Cooperative_Organization.”

Assange Indictment: US Department of Justice Declares ‘War on Journalism’https://21stcenturywire.com/2019/05/26/assange-indictment-us-doj-trump-declare-war-on-journalism/ – “According to former Guardian editor Alan Rusbridger: ‘The Espionage Act was a panic measure enacted by Congress to clamp down on dissent or “sedition” when the US entered the First World War in 1917. In the subsequent 102 years it has never been used to prosecute a media organisation for publishing or disseminating unlawfully disclosed classified information. Nobody prosecuted under the act is permitted to offer a public interest defence.’.. Despite the obvious constitutional breach, the United States Department of Justice has declared war on the practice of journalism, and are colluding with their proxies in the UK, Ecuador and Sweden to claim global jurisdiction whereby they will be able to prosecute any person on the planet for publishing documents pertaining to government war crimes and corruption. But there is hope, as media watchdog and rights groups are now pushing back against the new DOJ leveled against Assange. The debate is heating up… Watch: https://youtu.be/Ickga8iVSk0 (8 min)

CIA Whistleblower: Assange Is Going To Get Railroaded By “Hanging” Judge – by Tyler Durden – https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-05-24/cia-whistleblower-assange-going-get-railroaded-hanging-judge – “John Kiriakou, who was sentenced to 30 months in prison by Eastern District of Virginia Judge Leonie Brinkema for telling ABC News about CIA waterboarding, told Russian state-sponsored RT ‘They are going to try to make an example of Julian,’ adding ‘He’s been charged in the Eastern District of Virginia. His judge was also my judge and ex-Snowden’s judge and [CIA whistleblower] Jeffry Sterling’s judge who reserves every national security case for herself.’.. ‘She is a hanging judge. She will not give him a fair trial. It’s impossible for Julian to receive a fair trial in the Eastern District of Virginia,’ added Kiriakou.”

Turkey Resumed Its Weapon Supplies To Syrian Militants To Counter Syrian Army Offensive – Reporthttps://southfront.org/turkey-resumed-its-weapons-supplies-to-syrian-militants-to-counter-syrian-army-offensive-report/ – “Turkey has resumed its weapon supplies to “mainstream Syrian rebels” to help them fend off the ongoing Syrian Arab Army (SAA) military operation in northern Hama, the Reuters news agency revealed in a report on May 25… According to the news agency, Turkey is supplied the militants with dozens of armored vehicles, Grad rocket launchers and anti-tank guided missiles (ATGMs), including US-made TOW… ‘In doing so [resuming weapons supplies] Turkey signaled its readiness to preserve its influence in northwestern Syria, where it has beefed up its troop presence in a dozen military bases that were set up under a de-escalation deal with Russia,’ the agency quoted a senior rebel commander as saying.”

CNN Lays Off Staffers After Massive Ratings Drop – by Tyler Durden – https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-05-25/cnn-lays-staffers-after-massive-ratings-drop – ” ‘Basically the whole division’ is set to lose their jobs, according to an anonymous Fox News source who said that employees were notified on Tuesday of the layoffs… A CNN spokesperson told Stelter’s TVNewser: ‘As part of the normal course of business, our newsgathering team made a small restructure earlier this week that ultimately impacts 6-7 employees within CNN’s Health Unit.’.. Many health department staffers met with human resources on Tuesday. Katz noted that correspondent Elizabeth Cohen is also safe… Staffers are shocked, as the health department is considered successful and CNN recently declared that no layoffs were imminent. -Fox News… Of note, CNN’s prime-time ratings dropped 26% in April – the worst month for total viewers since October 2015, according to Nielsen Media Research… The slide came right after special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia report found no collusion between Russia and the Trump campaign – a narrative CNN bet their reputation on for over two years.”

Constitutional Crisis: 7 Ways We’ve Been in One for a Long Time (15 min) – by Michael Bolden

https://youtu.be/oJA0V82MXus

Another Congressman Asking FCC for Proof That 5G is Biologically Safe. Have Any of Yours? – by B.N. Frank – https://www.activistpost.com/2019/05/another-congressman-asking-fcc-for-proof-that-5g-is-biologically-safe-have-any-of-yours.html – “The Congress members pointed out that the FCC’s own RF safety guidelines do not account for the higher frequency exposure possible with 5G small cell infrastructure… ‘Current regulations governing radiofrequency (RF) safety were put in place in 1996 and have not yet been reassessed for newer generation technologies.’ Rep. Kim said in his letter (PDF). ‘Despite the close proximity to sensitive areas where these high-band cells will be installed, little research has been conducted to examine 5G safety,”’ he said, adding that the FCC itself has admitted that its SAR guidelines need to be reassessed to address more recent wireless technologies… Rep. Defazio noted that the Government Accountability Office made a similar assessment in 2012. ‘It is unacceptable that six years later the FCC still has not conducted a reassessment of its 1996 guidelines,’ Defazio said in his letter (PDF).”

The Geography of War: No Iraq…? No Iran! – by Brett Redmayne-Titley – https://www.globalresearch.ca/geography-war-no-iraq-no-iran/5678358 – “As Iraq/ Iran economic ties continue to strengthen, with Iraq recently signing on for billions of cubic meters of Iranian natural gas, the shift towards Russian influence- an influence that prefers peace- was certified as Iraq sent a delegation to Moscow to negotiate the purchase of the Russian S-400 air defense system… To this massive show of pending democracy and rapidly rising Iraqi nationalism, US Army spokesman, Colonel Ryan Dillon, provided the kind of delusion only the Zio-American military is known for, saying: ‘Our continued presence in Iraq will be conditions-based, proportional to need, in coordination with and by the approval of the Iraqi government.’.. Good luck with that.”

From May 13: Follow Up: Alleged Torture of Julian Assange – Statement from Dept. of Defense Whistleblower Karen Kwiatkowski – https://off-guardian.org/2019/05/13/follow-up-alleged-torture-of-julian-assange/ – “Just a brief follow-up on a story we ran a few days ago, ALLEGED Chemical Torture of Julian Assange. This article generated a lot of discussion below the line, mainly around its reliance on an anonymous source. Many raised concerns that the accusation of “chemical torture” is unsubstantiated… We reached out to the author for her input, and below is her reply (which she gave us permission to publish)… Clearly scepticism, especially relating to anonymous sources, is very healthy, and is one of the foundational principals of this website. We don’t want our readers to take anything on faith and encourage our readers to find all the information they can, and make up their own minds… We wish to make it clear that OffG can neither confirm nor deny these claims… (from Lt. Col. [retired] Karen Kwiatkowski): I cannot reveal my source, but I have full faith in the person and the access this individual has… The people stating that this is untrue and fake news are not offering any substantiation, just mostly name-calling, while I have a source that I trust and who is well placed. I received a few emails from people, calling me a liar and demanding to know my source. I think that’s what these critics are after, in addition to downplaying the current state tactics being applied to Assange… I do wonder why anyone would doubt that what I am sharing is factual, or at least very likely, given the historical record from the 1960s to the present day in terms of how the US government handles extrajudicial interrogations of people charged with security and intelligence/terrorism related crimes… In almost every case drugs, government-hired medical and psychological experts to soften up the detained, and a variety of internationally recognized techniques of torture have been used. The question perhaps is, “Would the British government allow American interrogators access to Assange without his lawyer present?” and while I don’t know how unusual that is, the British government has been hand in glove with the US on renditions and treatment of “terrorism” suspects for many years… Hope this helps, and you could indeed use this as a statement received from me in response to the raging commentators. –Karen” Original Story: Pray and Weep – by Karen Kwiatkowskihttps://www.lewrockwell.com/2019/05/karen-kwiatkowski/pray-and-weep/ – “The US appears to be a nation of laws, and yet, we absolutely are not. One of many lessons and perspectives we gain from the study of Julian Assange is just that. US political influence and debt-funded largesse resulted in Assange’s ejection from the Ecuadorian Embassy into the UK prison for terrorists in Belmarsh. US domestic corruption and misreading of the Constitution produced his indictment… Furthermore, US government employees, from the DoD, FBI and the CIA have been interviewing Assange in Belmarsh Prison, prior to any extradition decision… Interviewing is the wrong word. I’d like to say doctoring him, because it would be more accurate, except that word implies some care for a positive outcome. Chemical Gina has her hands in this one, and we are being told that Assange is being “treated” with 3-quinuclidinyl benzilate, known as BZ… Allow me to get to the point. The latest word I have received from England is as follows: ‘[Julian Assange] is presently under close observation in prison hospital because he has suffered ‘severe transient psychotic episodes.’ My source(s) indicate these episodes occurred after two sessions of coercive interrogation at the hands of UK and US officials. The source(s) stated the HUMINT interrogators used psychotropic drugs in the course of the sessions.” – Comment: If this story is true that pretty much lays to rest any speculation that the imprisonment and pending extradition of Julian Assange is some kind of psyop to somehow, in some completely unclear way, combat members of the “Deep State.” The only reason for his persecution that makes real sense is that the Security State, which is demonstrably unhinged, is terrified of exposure and determined to take revenge on Assange to make sure no one else EVER thinks of doing anything like Wikileaks again.

A Few Simple Arguments Which Cast Serious Doubt on the ‘Holocaust’ – by Mike Walsh – https://russia-insider.com/en/few-simple-arguments-which-cast-serious-doubt-holocaust/ri27109 – “Sit the students down and explain slowly: ‘According to the World Jewish Encyclopaedia there resided 2.4 million Jews in German-Occupied Europe. After the war, 3.8 million Jewish “holocaust survivors” were receiving pensions from the German government. Tragically, the remaining six million were lost.’.. Let us see if the students have been paying attention and now ask the class how many Jews died during World War Two. ‘Six million, sir!’ ”

Vicious Cycle: The Pentagon Creates Tech Giants and Then Buys their Services – by T.J. Coles – https://www.counterpunch.org/2019/05/22/vicious-cycle-the-pentagon-creates-tech-giants-and-then-buys-their-services/ – “Tax-funded DoD research is the backbone of the modern, hi-tech economy. But these technologies are dual-use. The companies that many of us take for granted–including Amazon, Apple, Facebook, Google, Microsoft and PayPal–are connected indirectly and sometimes very directly to the US military-intelligence complex… A recent report by Open the Government, a bipartisan advocate of transparency, reveals the extent of Amazon’s contracts with the Pentagon. Founded in 1994 by Jeff Bezos, the company is now valued at $1 trillion, giving Bezos a personal fortune of $131 billion. Open the Government’s report notes that much of the US government “now runs on Amazon,” so much so that the tech giant is opening a branch near Washington, DC. Services provided by Amazon include cloud contracts, machine learning and biometric data systems. But more than this, Amazon is set to enjoy a lucrative Pentagon IT contract under the $10bn, Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure program, or JEDI. The Pentagon says that it hopes Amazon technology will ‘support lethality and enhanced operational efficiency.’ ”

Trump’s Nuclear Trade Tactics Won’t Level Playing Field – by Tom Luongo – https://moneyandmarkets.com/luongo-trust-is-on-the-ballot-in-europe-and-markets/ – “Since being vindicated by the end of the RussiaGate probe, Trump has become even more obnoxious in his behavior, lashing out at everyone he considers having slighted the U.S. in some way. We’re on the verge of war with Iran while having opened up a full-fledged trade war with China… But he wants to normalize relations with Russia after abusing them for the past two and a half years?.. Trump seems almost petulant in his treatment of China in the wake of their refusing to capitulate in trade negotiations… I’m sure his negotiators assured him that China would agree to most, if not all, of their demands in the draft agreement. They told him China had folded. When China came back with most of the concessions red-lined out because China wasn’t willing to let the U.S. have veto power over their fiscal, trade and monetary policy, Trump hit the roof… And he has been on the warpath ever since.”

Driver’s License Photos of Almost Half of US Adults Now Are Being Used in Virtual Line-Ups by Law Enforcementhttp://republicbroadcasting.org/news/drivers-license-photos-of-almost-half-of-us-adults-now-are-being-used-in-virtual-line-ups-by-law-enforcement/ – “There is a knock on your door. It’s the police. There was a robbery in your neighborhood. They have a suspect in custody and an eyewitness. But they need your help: Will you come down to the station to stand in the line-up?.. Most people would probably answer “no.” This summer, the Government Accountability Office revealed that close to 64 million Americans do not have a say in the matter: 16 states let the FBI use face recognition technology to compare the faces of suspected criminals to their driver’s license and ID photos, creating a virtual line-up of their state residents. In this line-up, it’s not a human that points to the suspect—it’s an algorithm… But the FBI is only part of the story. Across the country, state and local police departments are building their own face recognition systems, many of them more advanced than the FBI’s. We know very little about these systems. We don’t know how they impact privacy and civil liberties. We don’t know how they address accuracy problems. And we don’t know how any of these systems—local, state, or federal—affect racial and ethnic minorities. One in two American adults is in a law enforcement face recognition network.”

Trump to send 1,500 troops to Middle East to counter Iran – by Ellen Mitchell and Jordan Fabian – https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/445419-trump-to-send-1500-troops-to-middle-east-to-counter-iranComment: This escalation is being defended by nauseating drivel and puffery.

Rand Corp.: ‘How To Destroy Russia’ – by Tyler Durden – https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-05-22/rand-corp-how-destroy-russiaForce the adversary to expand recklessly in order to unbalance him, and then destroy him. This is not the description of a judo hold, but a plan against Russia elaborated by the Rand Corporation, the most influential think tank in the USA. With a staff of thousands of experts, Rand presents itself as the world’s most reliable source for Intelligence and political analysis for the leaders of the United States and their allies… The Rand Corp prides itself on having contributed to the elaboration of the long-term strategy which enabled the United States to win the Cold War, by forcing the Soviet Union to consume its own economic resources in the strategic confrontation. It is this model which was the inspiration for the new plan, Overextending and Unbalancing Russia, published by Rand. According to their analysts, Russia remains a powerful adversary for the United States in certain fundamental sectors. To handle this opposition, the USA and their allies will have to pursue a joint long-term strategy which exploits Russia’s vulnerabilities. So Rand analyses the various means with which to unbalance Russia, indicating for each the probabilities of success, the benefits, the cost, and the risks for the USA.”

“Research”: The US Navy Wants to Archive 350 Billion Social Media Posts – by Mac Slavo – https://www.globalresearch.ca/us-navy-wants-archive-350-billion-social-media-posts/5678309 – “The United States Navy wants to archive 350 billion social media posts in order to conduct “research.” What exactly does the military want to study? “Modes of collective expression.”.. The Department of the Navy has posted a solicitation asking contractors to bid on a project that would amass a staggering 350 billion social media posts dating from 2014 through 2016. The data will be taken from a single social media platform – but the solicitation does not specify which one. -RT – ‘We seek to acquire a large-scale global historical archive of social media data, providing the full text of all public social media posts, across all countries and languages covered by the social media platform,’ the contract synopsis reads. The Navy said that the archive would be used in “ongoing research efforts” into “the evolution of linguistic communities” and “emerging modes of collective expression, over time and across countries.’.. This is simply spying and the research will be used for propaganda purposes, and that is blatantly obvious at this point. The intentions are far from benign.” – Comment: “The intentions are far from benign.” Well, duh. Unless, of course, this is being done by the White Hats...

Turkish Army Pullout Will Bring Peace to Northern Syria? – by Firas Samuri – https://www.globalresearch.ca/turkish-army-pullout-bring-peace-northern-syria/5678263 – “Kurdistan 24 TV channel recently published information that the Ankara government is building a concrete wall around the city of Afrin to isolate it from its surroundings… ‘Sources on the ground in Afrin see this as another step of Turkey’s annexation of Afrin into its borders,’ said Mutlu Çiviroğlu, a Syria and Kurdish affairs analyst… Moreover, since the beginning of the Turkish occupation, the humanitarian situation in northern Syria has deteriorated significantly. The main reason is the closure of medical and educational facilities whose activities, for some reason, didn’t suit the local pro-Turkish administration. On demand of the Turks, some of them were converted to the military headquarters… Return of the northern regions under the control of the Syrian government undoubtedly will lead to the reopening of the health centers, hospitals, and schools. Consequently, more Syrian children will be able to obtain an education, and older people will receive appropriate medical treatment.”

Vaccine Rights Attorney Sent Back to Jail a Third Time for Refusing to Breach Attorney-Client Privilege – by Ohio Advocates for Medical Freedom – http://healthimpactnews.com/2019/vaccine-rights-attorney-sent-back-to-jail-a-third-time-for-refusing-to-breach-attorney-client-privilege/ – “After a hearing at Wake County Courthouse on Tuesday, May 21, 2019, Attorney Alan Phillips was was ordered back to jail for a third time, and his license was suspended for at least until his next hearing on June 24, 2019. The judge can do this up to a cumulative year in jail. So this harassment of Attorney Phillips could continue for a long time… Alan has been already been jailed on Thursday, May 9, 2019, and on and Monday, April 29, 2019, for 48 hours each, for “contempt of court” after he refused to breach attorney client privilege… The North Carolina State Bar is demanding that Phillips turn over years of privileged client files in a retaliatory fishing expedition lawsuit, after he filed a complaint against the bar for alleged misconduct; the Bar internally dismissed Phillips’ complaint and a subsequent follow-up complaint.”

The Missing Step – In Sweden, prosecutors have applied to the Swedish courts to issue a warrant for Julian’s arrest. There is a tremendous back story to that simple statement – by Craig Murray – http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/51643.htm – “The judgement against Assange in the UK Supreme Court on the point of whether the Swedish Prosecutor constituted a “judicial authority” hinged on a completely unprecedented and frankly incredible piece of reasoning. Lord Phillips concluded that in the English text of the EWA treaty “judicial authority” could not include the Swedish prosecutor, but that in the French version “autorite judiciaire” could include the Swedish prosecutor. The two texts having equal validity, Lord Phillips decided to prefer the French language text over the English language text, an absolutely stunning decision as the UK negotiators could be presumed to have been working from the English text, as could UK ministers and parliament when they ratified the decision… I am not making this up – you will find Phillips amazing bit of linguistic gymnastics here on page 9 para 21 of his judgement. Again, it is impossible that this would have been done to anybody but Julian Assange; and had it been the outcry from the MSM against the preference given to French wording and thus French legal tradition would have been deafening.” – Comment: The proceedings against Assange have been revealed as nothing but the revenge of the Deep State for the exposure of their crimes against the people of the world. We need to understand that this is a war against us by proxy.

COMEY LAUNCHED TRUMP RUSSIA INVESTIGATION DAY AFTER GENERAL EXPOSED ‘THE HAMMER’ (May 12, 19) – by Mary Fanning and Alan Jones – https://theamericanreport.org/2019/05/12/comey-launched-trump-russia-investigation-day-after-general-exposed-the-hammer/ – “FBI Deputy Assistant Director of the Counterintelligence Division Peter Strzok and his supposed paramour, FBI lawyer Lisa Page, exchanged a cryptic, indeed coded, text message on Sunday, March 19, 2017, twenty-six minutes after retired U.S. Air Force Four Star General Thomas McInerney read our exclusive “Whistleblower Tapes” exposé over America’s airwaves, revealing “The Hammer.”.. The Hammer is the Stasi-like secret surveillance system created by CIA/NSA/FBI contractor-turned-whistleblower Dennis L. Montgomery for Obama’s intelligence chiefs, CIA Director John Brennan and Director of National Intelligence James Clapper… The Hammer, under the Obama administration, negated every American’s constitutional rights to privacy, turning the United States into a police state where the federal government was weaponized by the Obama administration against its political enemies… According to the secretly-recorded audio tapes released by Federal Judge G. Murray Snow, Brennan’s and Clapper’s illicit super surveillance system “The Hammer” wiretapped Trump “a zillion times.” ” – (Cont.d) MONTGOMERY, ‘THE HAMMER’ SURVEILLANCE SYSTEM WHISTLEBLOWER, BECAME THE DEEP STATE’S ENEMY NUMBER ONE AFTER EXPOSING THE TRUTH (May 22, 19) – https://theamericanreport.org/2019/05/22/montgomery-the-hammer-surveillance-system-whistleblower-became-the-deep-states-enemy-number-one-after-exposing-the-truth/ – “Inventor and software designer Dennis Montgomery, a CIA/DOD/DHS/NSA/FBI contractor-turned-whistleblower, alerted FBI Director James Comey’s office in 2015 that President Obama’s CIA Director John Brennan and Obama’s Director of National Intelligence James Clapper had turned the super-surveillance system that Montgomery designed for foreign surveillance, known as THE HAMMER, into a domestic surveillance system… Montgomery became alarmed when Obama and his intelligence chiefs Brennan and Clapper turned the super-surveillance system against the American people… Montgomery asserts that Obama, Brennan, and Clapper used THE HAMMER in a diabolically intrusive manner in order to spy on the American people and collect massive amounts of surveillance data for “leverage” and “blackmail.”.. THE HAMMER was only to be used for foreign surveillance, not to be weaponized for domestic surveillance against the American people, according to Montgomery and to U.S. military sources… According to those U.S. military sources, Montgomery’s surveillance technology not only saved American lives as America’s “War on Terror” broadened, but also featured built-in safeguards to prevent the system from ever being used for domestic surveillance… Montgomery claims that Brennan and Clapper used the super-surveillance system Montgomery designed to spy on Article III federal judges, including the onetime head of the FISA court Judge Reggie Walton, Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, and Chief Justice of U.S. Supreme Court John Roberts.”

Venezuela – After Opposition Support ‘Deflated’ – U.S. Targets Food Aid Supply – by Moon of Alabama – https://www.moonofalabama.org/2019/05/venezuela-after-opposition-support-deflated-us-targets-food-aid-supply.html – “The government of Venezuela is talking with some of the opposition parties, there is no confirmation yet that Guaidó’s party, which is the most radical opposition element, is actually involved. It is doubtful that the government would want to ‘negotiate’ with it… Interestingly the NYT now leaves out the false “interim president” attribute that it previously used to describe Guaidó… The poor welcome their packages but the more wealthy opposition supporters in the U.S. and on the ground always hate the program: ‘While Venezuela’s commune movement largely supports the CLAPs, the opposition has long claimed the program discriminates against households that don’t support the government. According to the government, the CLAPs have reduced hunger and food scarcity across the country… The packages program is means based. But there are also CLAP markets (vid) where everyone can buy. CLAP does not discriminate between government or opposition supporters. It just happens that the poor are not the ones who support the neo-liberal politics the opposition parties prefer… During recent riots opposition supporters burned down CLAP storehouse and packaging centers.’ ”

Truckers Face Years in Prison for Transporting LEGAL Hemp Because of Cops “Just Doing Their Jobs” – by Matt Agorist – https://www.activistpost.com/2019/05/truckers-face-years-in-prison-for-transporting-legal-hemp-because-of-cops-just-doing-their-jobs.html – Andrew D’Addario, Erich Eisenhart and Denis Palamarchuk have all been arrested in Idaho for transporting this incredibly beneficial textile crop that cannot get you high. Thanks to cops who “are just doing their jobs,” Eisenhart and D’Addario are scheduled to be sentenced next month after being found guilty of transporting this plant. Palamarchuk is due in court in October… In Palamarchuk’s case, police falsely claimed that the nearly 7,000 pounds of hemp in his truck was marijuana. Only after police broke the same law they arrested him for — by transporting the plant across state lines for testing — did they realize it was actually hemp… ‘With all the federal eyes looking at the Idaho case, what’s interesting is that the state shipped product to Kentucky to be tested,’ observed Beau Whitney, a senior economist with New Frontier Data, a cannabis intelligence firm. ‘I don’t know how they got it there, but I found it really fascinating.’ ”

The Next Economic Crisis and the Looming Post-Multipolar System (w/Video 10min) – https://southfront.org/next-economic-crisis-and-looming-post-multipolar-system/ – “…proxy wars will continue over certain parts of Europe, Africa, Asia, even Latin America, as key powers will struggle over vital markets and resources, using the full array of military, political, economic, cyber, and information weapons that we have seen used in Libya, Ukraine, Yemen, Syria, and Venezuela. This hybrid warfare will be accompanied by a level of official propaganda that will make for example the current “Russiagate” reporting pale in comparison. However, at the same time, the rhetoric will be considerably more heated than the actual level of hostilities between the nuclear weapons-wielding states. Instead, that propaganda will be used to justify internal political censorship and repression, on a scale even greater than we have seen used against the Yellow Vests protests in France. Deprived of the ability to expand into ever new territories, the West will gradually sink into stagnation , poverty, and domestic disorder. At that point, the world will be in a state of a genuine bi-polar Cold War, a war of political and economic attrition whose outcome is currently impossible to predict.”

From the The-Great-Game-Continues Desk: MSM Reveals Russia’s Evil Plan to Recruit “African American Rebels” To Start “Racial War” In the U.S.https://southfront.org/msm-reveals-russias-evil-plan-to-recruit-african-american-rebels-to-start-racial-war-in-the-us/ – “The documents, as per usual in recent MSM accusations of international Russian misconduct, involve “Putin’s Chef” Yevgeny Prigozhin. He was indicted by Special Counsel Robert Mueller for influence operations against the US, during his 3-year investigation that found no traces of any Russian meddling… The alleged Russian documents were allegedly shared between associates of Prigozhin and they outlined plans to “manipulate and radicalize African Americans.”.. Some of the documents were allegedly sent by Dzheykhun “Jay” Aslanov, an employee of the Internet Research Agency, the St. Petersburg-based “troll farm” that was accused of playing a role in the 2016 Russian meddling campaign. He was also indicted by Mueller. The plan was allegedly shared with Mikhail Potepkin, a Russian businessman. Both Potepkin and Aslanov were linked to Prigozhin by conjecture more than anything… These allleged plans show that Prigozhin’s mythical network sought to exploit racial tensions and Russia’s “evil plan” goes far beyond simply spreading misinformation around the 2016 election… The supposed documents were provided by the Dossier Center, a London-based “investigative project” funded by none other than exiled Russian oligarch Mikhail Khodorkovsky. NBC News has exercised no effort whatsoever to independently verify the materials, ‘but forensic analysis by the Dossier Center appeared to substantiate the communications.’ ”

UK Foreign Secretary to Accuse Russia of Waging ‘Malicious Cybercampaign’https://sputniknews.com/europe/201905231075250063-uk-russia-cybercampaign-accusations/ – ” ‘We judge that Russia’s intelligence services are targeting the critical national infrastructure of many countries in order to look for vulnerabilities. This global campaign also seeks to compromise central government networks. I can disclose that in the last 18 months, the National Cyber Security Centre has shared information and assessments with 16 NATO Allies – and even more nations outside the Alliance — of Russian cyber activity in their countries’, (Jeremy) Hunt is expected to say at the NATO Cyber Defence Pledge Conference in London later on Thursday.”

Obama’s ILLEGAL “Hammer Surveillance Program” Surveilled Millions Of U.S. Citizens, Not Only President Donald J. Trump – by Catherine J. Frompovich – https://www.activistpost.com/2019/05/obamas-illegal-hammer-surveillance-program-surveilled-millions-of-u-s-citizens-not-only-president-donald-j-trump.html – “This article results from several readers emailing me various links about the illegal surveillance program, a spying platform, operated with President Obama’s knowledge for several years, plus CIA Director John Brennan and National Intelligence Director, James Clapper. Furthermore, the 7th FBI Director James Comey (2013 to May 2017) was aware of “The Hammer” since at least August 19, 2015!.. “The Hammer” was created by CIA/NSA/FBI contractor-turned-whistleblower Dennis L. Montgomery for the Obama Administration’s CIA Director John Brennan and Director of National Intelligence, James Clapper. James Comey was aware of this since at least August 19, 2015, when Montgomery gave 47 hard drives alleged to contain over 600 million pages of documentation to his office… Source: Forbidden Knowledge TV, Alexandra Bruce, Publisher… What sort of lying has been ongoing at the Deep State, and why?” (emphasis added)

Even Before The Recession Has Officially Begun, Some Large U.S. Firms Are Laying Off Thousands Of Workers – by Michael Snyder – https://www.activistpost.com/2019/05/even-before-the-recession-has-officially-begun-some-large-u-s-firms-are-laying-off-thousands-of-workers.html – “If the U.S. economy is “booming” and very bright days are ahead, then why are many large U.S. corporations laying off thousands of workers? Layoffs are starting to come fast and furious now, and this is happening even though the coming recession has not even officially started yet. Of course many are convinced that we are actually in a recession at this moment. In fact, according to John Williams of shadowstats.com if the government was actually using honest numbers they would show that we have been in a recession for quite some time. But the narrative that the mainstream media keeps feeding us is that the U.S. economy is “doing well” and that the outlook for the future is positive. Well, if that is true then why are big companies laying off so many workers right now?”

Fed Encourages Runaway Debt as “Minsky Moment” Approaches – by Clint Siegner – https://www.activistpost.com/2019/05/fed-encourages-runaway-debt-as-minsky-moment-approaches.html – “The truth is that risk associated with lending money to the insolvent U.S. government has been way underpriced for years. This will eventually dawn on Treasury buyers… Giving a long-term loan at 2-3% interest to such an organization as insolvent as the federal government is a risky bet… Perhaps the realization will strike when deficits double or triple again in the not-too-distant future. Maybe it will be when foreign buyers, such as the Chinese, decide they have had enough… The latter could happen a lot sooner than the market expects… The Chinese have pointedly said they may dump Treasuries in retaliation for increased tariffs… When legitimate buyers of U.S. debt at artificially low rates vanish, the Fed is likely to step back in as the buyer of last resort. The central bank got away with that once before. The debt monetization program was called Quantitative Easing… Will officials be able to pull it off again – on an even larger scale?.. The Fed needs confidence at very high levels to support interest rates at these historically low levels. It will be difficult to maintain confidence as the debt levels continue accelerating up the exponential curve… The day is coming when those with capital to lend will demand a much higher interest rate than Jerome Powell wants them to get. That is when interest rates will rise, and it won’t matter too much what the central planners at the Fed think about it.”

New Authoritative Report Shows 73% Of DHHS, CDC, FDA Regulations “Unconstitutional…” – Does this mean that all of the rules governing Childhood Vaccines are illegal? – by Ralph Fucetola JD – https://bolenreport.com/new-authoritative-report-shows-73-of-dhhs-cdc-fda-regulations-unconstitutional/ – “Lawful regulations must be adopted in strict compliance with certain statutes and rules. An Agency that fails to follow the rules in rule-making has created an unconstitutional regulation. These procedures, under the Administrative Procedures Act (APA) and other rules set up over a half dozen steps that must be taken before a new regulation can be binding… Generally, Agency rules start either from an initiative by the Agency or as an Agency response to an APA Citizens’ Petition. Sometimes an Agency will “cherry pick” the Citizens’ Petition it wants to use to impose new restrictions. Nonetheless, the Agency has to follow procedures to make a valid regulation.”

Venezuela in “Misery” – Lies and Deceit by the Media – Open Letter to the New York Times – by Peter Koenig – http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/51641.htm – “Did you know – you must! – that the US economy could not survive PEACE; that this sadistic and satanic economy depends on war, permanent war? That the war machine manufacturing complex and its associated industries and services account for more than 50% of the US GDP? And do you realize – you should! – that the US’s economic output is one of destruction – of killing, of annihilation – instead of building and developing human knowledge and wellbeing, the intrinsic thrive of human society – evolving in conscience, integrity and conscientiousness towards living well for all?.. How is that for an exceptional nation? – Indeed, an exceptional nation, a nation in disrespect of all international laws and conventions – just breaching the Vienna Convention to which the US is party – by violating the diplomatic code, invading the Venezuelan Embassy in Washington and a few years ago, by seizing Russian diplomatic properties in Washington and New York. Wonderful precedents for other unaligned and disobedient countries to prepare for – but also for other countries – if and when they wake up and take their courage into their mind and fist – to do the same to US Embassies on their soil. What would Washington do? Does Washington even consider such a possibility? I guess not. But it’s the easiest thing to do – retaliate… Back to the Venezuelan “misery” you, Mr. Editor in Chief, and the NYT are so eager to report on. Why don’t you say that the United States of America – the self-proclaimed exceptional nation, with war criminals leading it – is responsible for far most of the suffering of Venezuela, through its totally illegal (who cares in Washington about legality) sanctions, blockage of food and medical imports, theft and confiscation of some US$ 130 billion in Venezuelan assets and reserve funds in US banks and around the world, economic blackmail and strangulation that has, according to economists Mark Weisbrot of the Center for Economic Policy Research (CEPR) in Washington D.C. and Jeffrey Sachs, Columbia University, caused the death of some 40,000 Venezuelans… This racist, misogynist and neofascist government, centered in and around the Swamp of Washington, is responsible for most of the suffering in the world today, by planting wars and conflicts – eternal war on terror; the same terrorists, trained, funded and armed by the very Washington, the CIA, the Pentagon, NATO and the spineless European puppets – for power, domination and theft of resources.” (emphasis added) – Comment: The more than 50% of U.S. GDP that comprises the American death industries does not benefit the real people of the United States in the least.

The US will lose badly in the trade war with China and imperil the world economy – US imports into China are down much more dramatically than China’s exports to the US. China has also sold more Treasury bonds in March, putting pressure on the already large US fiscal deficit – by David Brown – http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/51639.htm – “It’s not just the potential harm to America’s international status but damage that could also leave the US economy seriously exposed as well. America’s burgeoning trade and fiscal deficits underline deep deficiencies in the US economy, which ironically China can help to bridge. Critically, the US is more at risk than China right now… Both economies are under the cosh from the trade war, but the US seems to be faring worse based on recent trade performance. According to China Customs data, the three-month moving average for US imports into China is down dramatically by 26 per cent year on year, compared with China’s exports to the US running 13 per cent below a year ago. The relative damage being wrought is roughly twice as bad for the US as it is for China… America fails to produce much of the goods craved by domestic consumers and businesses and it’s
simplistic to think sanctions trade tariffs and import quotas can easily resurrect the manufacturing capacity the US has lost overseas thanks to decades of industrial decay and benign policy neglect
. Imports from China help to satisfy the US demand gap inflated by decades of imprudent monetary and fiscal policies which have chronically ramped up domestic spending.” (emphasis added)

Backlash in US-China Trade War. China Defies Sanctions against Iran, Resumes Purchase of Iran Oil – by Prof. Michel Chossudovsky – https://www.globalresearch.ca/backlash-in-us-china-trade-war-china-defies-sanctions-against-iran-resumes-purchase-of-iran-oil/5677914 – And how has Beijing responded to the Iran sanctions regime? China had already confirmed it’s “intention to defy U.S. sanctions on Iran’s oil industry” (April 23, 2019) prior to Trump’s decision to impose the 25 % tariff: ‘The normal energy cooperation under the international law between Iran and other members of the international community, China included, is legitimate and lawful; thus it must be respected and protected,’ Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang told reporters… According to reports: ‘On the same day that Iran’s Foreign Minister Javad Zarif was in Beijing for talks with Wang Yi, China’s giant oil tanker PACIFIC BRAVO was reported to have, “loaded approximately 2 million barrels of Iranian oil from the Soroosh and Kharg terminals in the Persian Gulf ” ‘… ‘According to analysis provided by ‘TankerTrackers.com’, PACIFIC BRAVO is the first major tanker to load Iranian crude after the Trump administration revoked waivers permitting the purchases by eight of Iran’s oil customers, Bourseandbazaar Web Site reported. (Iran Press)’… Trump’s sanctions regime directed against Iran’s oil exports has “fallen flat”: an utter failure.”

Scientists Sound Alarm Over 5G Health Effects – by Michael Snyder – https://www.wakingtimes.com/2019/05/21/scientists-sound-alarm-over-5g-health-effects/ – “Even though many in the scientific community are loudly warning about the potential health effects that 5G technology could have on the general population, Verizon and AT&T are starting to put up their 5G networks in major cities all across the nation. Today, the total number of cell phones exceeds the entire population of the world, and the big cell phone companies are making a crazy amount of money providing service to all of those phones. And now that the next generation of cell phone technology has arrived, millions of cell phone users are looking forward to better connections and faster speeds than ever before… ‘What’s further disturbing about 5G radiation is how the human body responds to and processes it. Dr. Ben-Ishai from The Hebrew University of Jerusalem discovered as part of a recent investigation that human skin acts as a type of receptor for 5G radiation, drawing it in like an antenna… “This kind of technology, which is in many of our homes, actually interacts with human skin and eyes,” writes Arjun Walia for Collective Evolution about the study… “… human sweat ducts act like a number of helical antennas when exposed to these wavelengths that are put out by the devices that employ 5G technology,” he adds.’.. In other words, our bodies are essentially magnets for 5G radiation.”

5 Years After Crimea, European Nations Come Crawling Back to Putin One by One – by Tom Luongo – https://russia-insider.com/en/5-years-after-crimea-european-nations-come-crawling-back-putin-one-one/ri27074 – “The second victory for Russia, however, is far more significant. The Council of Europe has finally agreed to restore Russia’s voting rights after suspending them over the unification with Crimea… This was a major bone of contention between Europe and Russia, who suspended their budget payments to the CoE in 2017. The deadline for dealing with their non-payment was coming up next month… At that point PACE — Parliamentary Authority of the Council of Europe — would have to vote to kick Russia out completely or allow them back in. And that was a bridge too far… They chose the latter and that sets the stage for a major realignment of the status quo in Europe with respect to Russia… 2019 was always going to be the year in which all of this political pressure and virtue signaling from Europe over their failure to take Ukraine would end. ”

Q&A: MSM Lies, Consciousness, Evolution, Australia, Assange, And Me – by Caitlin Johnstone – https://medium.com/@caityjohnstone/q-a-msm-lies-consciousness-evolution-australia-assange-and-me-c7c9750b6a19 – “Lately I’ve been focused on the outright lies the mass media have been circulating about Julian Assange, including the Guardian’s now-fully disproven and always self-evidently false report that Paul Manafort met repeatedly with Assange during the election campaign. Some other examples include the bullshit they’ve been peddling on Venezuela, the Washington Post publishing sixteen smear pieces in sixteen hours against Bernie Sanders at the hottest point in the Democratic primary, the demented, hysterical smears against Jeremy Corbyn in the UK, MSNBC doing 455 Stormy Daniels segments last year but zero on Yemen, the media blackout on the Yellow Vests protests in France, their unquestioning repetition of all US war propaganda narratives including the Gulf of Tonkin incident and the “taking viagra for rape” narrative in Libya, and their aggressive refusal to so much as question any of the jaw-dropping plot holes in the official 9/11 narrative if you feel like making things interesting… Any of these would have been instantly corrected if the mass media were interested in doing actual journalism and helping to create an informed citizenry, but they’re not. They’re interested in pro-establishment narrative management and ratings. In that order.” (emphasis added)

From the Critical-Thinking-Required Desk: Your 5G Phone Won’t Hurt You. But Russia Wants You to Think Otherwise. – from America’s Newspaper of Record® – http://www.oneworldmedia.us/news/your-5g-phone-wont-hurt-you-but-russia-wants-you-to-think-otherwise/ – “Analysts see RT’s attack on 5G as geopolitically bold: It targets a new world of interconnected, futuristic technologies that would reach into consumers’ homes, aid national security and spark innovative industries. Already, medical firms are linking up devices wirelessly to create new kinds of health treatments… ‘It’s economic warfare,’ Ryan Fox, chief operating officer of New Knowledge, a technology firm that tracks disinformation, said in an interview. ‘Russia doesn’t have a good 5G play, so it tries to undermine and discredit ours.’.. Likewise, RT America strongly defended its position on the potential health risks of 5G technology… ‘Nothing I’ve seen says the book is closed,’ Rick Sanchez, an RT anchor on many of the 5G episodes, said in an interview. ‘I think there’s lots of unanswered questions. Before we commit to something on this scale, shouldn’t we consider if people could possibly be hurt?’.. Mr. Fox, the operations chief of New Knowledge, the technology firm, said the network’s aggressive spin on 5G suggests Moscow is less interested in serving the public than dulling Washington’s edge in the global race for the digital future… “It’s information warfare,” he said.” – Comment: There’s a war on for your mind.

The Green New Deal: A Conversation with Senator Edward J. Markey – from the Council on Foreign Relations – https://www.cfr.org/event/green-new-deal-conversation-senator-edward-j-markey – ” ‘ So then you move to the next question: What are we going to do about something that could result in nine degrees Fahrenheit warming. What are we going to do about something that could lead to an eleven-foot rise in sea level? What are we going to do about forest fires that today will look like a preview of coming attractions in thirty, forty, fifty years, in terms of the level of damage which they’re able to do to our planet? So we call for this bold transformation—ten years—where we need a plan. We need to put in place the kinds of changes in our transportation, in our utility, agriculture, manufacturing sectors—in all sectors of our economy. And it’s not an option.’ ” (emphasis added)Comment: Lies, and the Lying Liars that tell them… Pricetag? 50 to 90 trillion dollars over 10 years, when we’re 3 years away from the point where everything we can “borrow” from the bankers at The Fed will be spent exclusively on servicing the debt “we” already owe (assuming that interest rates remain near zero). Hmmm.

Russian analyst: The threat of war with Iran is not a bluff – In the following is our translation of an analysis by Ivan Danilov from RIA Novosti with commentary and notes by Vince Dhimos – http://www.newsilkstrategies.com/news–analysis/russian-analyst-the-threat-of-war-with-iran-is-not-a-bluff – “So what is different about this threat to Iran? Well, for one thing, Trump had blasted Iran throughout his campaign. I suspected he was already building up to a war even then. Yet there was euphoria over his potential as a “peace” candidate because he lambasted GW Bush for his warlike stance and in one memorable moment, said to Jeb “you just want to kill people.” Surely Trump was different? Either that or a con artist… But it has long been my observation that there is no such thing as a “different” president ever in the US. I identified a group of agents that run America (and I would like to call them foreign agents because, while they are ensconced in the US Establishment and are household names, they are alien to American sentiments and ideals), independently of presidents and of the US people. Which is why there can be no talk of “democracy” in the US. No American has the right to call the US a democracy. They all should know better by now. Yet very few do. People love to be lied to… I showed yesterday that the Israeli leadership now brazenly admits it wants to drag the US into its war on Iran. And the American public will be a pushover because 80% of US Evangelicals believe that the murderous, apartheid secular state calling itself Israel was given its land by God (the cult of “Christian” Zionism) and did not receive it by terrorizing the Arabs who once lived there in peace, by slaughtering whole families, moms, dads and kids, and thus scaring the survivors away. Your pastor didn’t mention the Nakba, did he? But he might mention the Holocaust and take you on a Holy Land tour next year that will make him a nice profit and will keep you safely away from Palestine. He knows the truth could make you free and we can’t have that… Bush’s war on Iraq was as much for Israel and Saudi as for anything else. Trump’s upcoming war is for Israel too, but <shhh> you’re supposed to believe Trump is different… You know what? If you really want to vote for a presidential candidate who is different, wait until a candidate declares in his campaign: I will not make your sons and daughter fight a war for Israel or Saudi Arabia… Now that would be different. Unfortunately, that candidate would lose the election.”

Israel just admitted it wants to drag the US into war with Iran – by Vince Dhimos – http://www.newsilkstrategies.com/military-affairs/israel-just-admitted-it-wants-to-drag-the-us-into-war-with-iran – “American and European officials blamed Hezbollah for the escalating violence. They cited Hezbollah’s capture of Israeli soldiers (who some reports said were inside Lebanon) but conveniently forgot that Israel had been holding Lebanese prisoners for years. They condemned Hezbollah for firing rockets at Israeli cities, but made no mention of Israel’s bombing of Gaza that had long preceded those attacks. As of July 28, 600 Lebanese civilians and 19 Israeli civilians had been killed. On July 27 alone, Israeli forces killed 23 Palestinians in Gaza.” https://www.wrmea.org/006-september-october/the-real-reason-for-israels-wars-on-gaza-and-lebanon.html… In other words, by 2005, Israel was primed and ready to do genocidal bombing in Lebanon. The first step was accomplished in 2005 when Assad was blamed for the killing of Rafic Hariri and consequently, Syria was expelled from Lebanon. This was vital to Israel because Syrian troops were excellent and could have caused great damage to Israel… This article will give us an understanding of how Israel is pushing to contain Iran, how far Israel expects to take its provocation and the forces it believes it will face. Why Iran? Because the perceived threat from Syria from an Israeli standpoint is the presence of Iranian forces in Syria… This article makes it clear that Israel is willing to go to war with Iran and that Trump’s belligerence toward Iran has nothing to do with US interests. He is, and has been, at least since his campaign, a proxy for Israel: QUOTE: ‘Israel’s opposition to Iranian entrenchment in Syria and Lebanon is twofold: To prevent Iran from building a beachhead against Israel through its proxies on Israel’s borders, and to impede development of Iran’s nuclear and long-range missile capabilities. Israel is absolutely determined and prepared to act forcefully against Iran, which could lead to a full-scale war. Israel must win this struggle against Iran, one way or another.’ ” (underlined emphasis added)Comment: If you want to understand what is driving the current very dramatic push toward a real, and very dangerous, war with Iran, this article is a MUST.

“Cultural Schizophrenia”: US Media No Longer Reports Facts, But Appeals To Emotions – by Mac Slavo – https://www.shtfplan.com/headline-news/cultural-schizophrenia-us-media-no-longer-reports-facts-but-appeals-to-emotions_05162019 – “Based on the conclusions to a RAND Corporation study, the mainstream media is actively sowing discord in American society, award-winning journalist Chris Hedges tells RT. The media is focusing on making two sides hate each other instead of reporting on the facts, and the majority of the public is unaware and doesn’t care that their minds are being manipulated by their own emotional responses… The study, which was released by RAND earlier this week, states that between 1987 and 2017, news content has shifted from event- and context-based reporting to coverage that is more subjective, relies more heavily on argumentation and advocacy, and includes more emotional appeals.According to RT, prime-time cable news shows and online journalism lead the way in this shift to emotional and hate-based rhetoric. It has been noticed in print journalism as well, the government-funded think tank concluded. This is contributing to what RAND termed “Truth Decay.” This is described as a shift away from facts and analysis in public discourse… Hedges claims that the deterioration of the mainstream media is “far worse” than the RAND report suggests. And he isn’t alone in that assessment.”

Top Iran Commander Invokes 9/11 To Say US Is “Frail”; A “Full Intelligence War” Is On – by Tyler Durden – https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-05-18/top-iran-commander-invokes-911-say-us-frail-says-full-intelligence-war – ” ‘We are in a full intelligence war with the United States and the enemies of the Islamic Republic. This war is a combination of psychological warfare, cyber operations, military operations, diplomacy, fear, and intimidation.’ Salami, who became head of Iran’s elite military force last moth, was quoted as saying by Fars news agency. He further noted Americans in the region face “great risks” at this point. ‘America has lost its power, and even though they look powerful, they are frail,’ he said… His combative statements came days after he said provocatively that the IRGC stood on the “cusp of a full-scale confrontation with the enemy.” In that prior address , Salami notified his forces, “This moment in history, because the enemy has stepped into the field of confrontation with us with all the possible capacity, is the most decisive moment of the Islamic revolution,” according to Fars.

From the Russians-Under-The-Bed-(Again) Desk: The Disinformationists – by C.J. Hopkins – http://www.unz.com/chopkins/the-disinformationists/ – “SafeGuard Cyber (the cybersecurity firm in question, which offers “digital risk protection and empowers businesses to embrace new technologies,” or whatever mumbo jumbo it says on their website) identified, and is now presumably surveilling on a more or less around the clock basis, ‘a vast network of automated social media accounts allegedly controlled by Russian actors‘ which is spreading this “amplified extremist content.”.. Although Politico “was unable to independently verify” whether the social media accounts the SafeGuard Cyber analysis “identified” (and used to generate a meaningless graph) were in any way actually linked to Russia, and although SafeGuard Cyber would not provide Politico with a list of the users it assured Politico were “linked to Russia,” SafeGuard Cyber’s CTO informed Politico that his team of experts had used “more than 50 identifiers,” among them, the location from which the messages were sent and “activity linked to Russian interests,” to identify these “Russian actors” who are exposing innocent Europeans and expatriate Americans like myself to Lord knows what kind of jargon-laden, dangerously amplified, extremist content in order to disinform and confuse us.” (emphasis added)

For the Week of 5/13/19:

Big Brother Britain: Extraordinary moment police FINE pedestrian £90 for disorderly behaviour after he tries to cover his face from facial recognition camera on the streets of London – by Mark Duell – https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7036141/Police-fine-pedestrian-90-facial-recognition-camera-row.html – “Officers set up the camera on a van in Romford, East London, which then cross-checked photos of faces of passers-by against a database of wanted criminals… But one man was unimpressed about being filmed and covered his face with his hat and jacket, before being stopped by officers who took his picture anyway… After being pulled aside, the man told police: ‘If I want to cover me face, I’ll cover me face. Don’t push me over when I’m walking down the street.’ ”

China: Social Credit System Has ‘Restored Morality’ by Blacklisting over 13 Million People – by Frances Martel – https://www.breitbart.com/asia/2019/05/14/china-social-credit-system-has-restored-morality-by-blacklisting-over-13-million-people/ – “Monday’s Global Times piece claimed it will “restore morality” by holding bad citizens accountable, with “bad” solely defined in the parameters set by Communist Party totalitarian chief Xi Jinping. The federal party in Beijing is also establishing a points-based metric for monitoring the performance of local governments, making it easier to keep local officials in line with Xi’s agenda.”

Kremlin Spokesman Peskov Gives Details on Russia’s Massive Economic Cooperation with China (Russian TV News- w/Video 16min) – from Vesti News – https://russia-insider.com/en/kremlin-spokesman-peskov-gives-details-russias-massive-economic-cooperation-china-russian-tv-news – “While President Donald Trump is gambling that the US can get the better of China in a trade war, Putin is making deals with Beijing. Russia is cooperating enthusiastically with the Chinese-led “One Belt, One Road” initiative, which seeks to turn Eurasia into the central hub of world trade. The more trade is concentrated on the Eurasian super-continent, the weaker the US becomes, as its power is based on control of critical sea-lanes.”

Leaked Document Pokes More Holes In Establishment Syria Narrative – by Caitlin Johnstone – https://medium.com/@caityjohnstone/leaked-document-pokes-more-holes-in-establishment-syria-narrative-de27b43e542 – ” ‘It is hard to overstate the significance of this revelation,’ tweets former British MP George Galloway of a new report by the Working Group on Syria, Propaganda and Media (WGSPM). ‘The war-machine has now been caught red-handed in a staged chemical weapons attack for the purposes of deceiving our democracies into what could have turned into a full-scale war amongst the great-powers.’.. ‘An important #Douma #Syria ‘Assad chemical weapon attack’ development and yet more evidence to suggest the ‘attack’ was staged, as it’s now revealed that @OPCW suppressed expert engineers report that found the cylinders were likely not dropped from the air,’ tweets former Scotland Yard detective and counterterrorism intelligence officer Charles Shoebridge… The assessment’s findings, which you can locate on pages five through eight of the document, put forward multiple hypothetical scenarios in which two gas cylinders could have wound up in the locations(Location 2 and Location 4) that they were photographed and video recorded as having been found after the alleged attack. The assessment concludes that ‘The dimensions, characteristics and appearance of the cylinders, and the surrounding scene of the incidents, were inconsistent with what would have been expected in the case of either cylinder being delivered from an aircraft. In each case the alternative hypothesis produced the only plausible explanation for observations at the scene.’ ”

Failing New York Times Runs 5,000-Word Article Crying About Assad’s Final Victory – by Finnian Cunningham – https://russia-insider.com/en/media-criticism/failing-new-york-times-runs-5000-word-article-crying-about-assads-final-victory – “At this critical juncture along comes a suspicious New York Times’ articlepublished on May 11, headlined: ‘Inside Syria’s Secret Torture Prisons: How Assad Crushed Dissent’… To be sure, the article is a re-run of a tired old story dating from 2014 when several Western media outlets had back then published sensational claims alleging a barbaric prison, torture and execution system overseen by President Bashar al-Assad… The trouble is that “Caesar’s” identify has never been verified, even though he has appeared incognito in front of the US Congress to testify against the Syrian government. It has also been demonstrated that many of the photos he allegedly smuggled out of Syria are either fake, or actually illustrate the opposite of what he and Western media were claiming: namely, that at least half of the victims were members of the Syrian state security forces or victims of war… The NY Times, however, persists in referencing the Caesar images as bona fide to form the basis for its latest article. It also cites supposed testimony from former detainees who had allegedly been held in Syrian government-run jails, primarily Saydnaya prison near Damascus. The Times also published what it claims are internal government memos acknowledging repressive practices. How do we know the memos are not forgeries?.. Again, the trouble is that the so-called evidence is unverifiable and based on uncorroborated claims made by political opponents of the Assad government… Paul Larudee, who chairs the Syria Solidarity Movement based in California, says that the NY Times’ article is aimed at smearing the Syrian government and justifying further aggression against the Arab country.”

Judgment Day for John Brennan – by Mike Whitney – https://russia-insider.com/en/judgment-day-john-brennan/ri27024 – “Sometime in the next 4 weeks, the Justice Department’s inspector general will release an internal review that will reveal the origins of the Trump-Russia investigation. Among other matters, the IG’s report is expected to determine ‘whether there was sufficient justification under existing guidelines for the FBI to have started an investigation in the first place.’.. Critics of the Trump-collusion probe believe that there was never probable cause that a crime had been committed, therefore, there was no legal basis for launching the investigation.Here’s a brief summary from political analyst, Larry C. Johnson, who previously worked at the CIA and U.S. State Department: ‘The evidence is plain–there was a broad, coordinated effort by the Obama Administration, with the help of foreign governments, to target Donald Trump and paint him as a stooge of Russia. The Mueller Report provides irrefutable evidence that the so-called Russian collusion case against Donald Trump was a deliberate fabrication by intelligence and law enforcement organizations in the US and UK and organizations aligned with the Clinton Campaign.’ (“How US and Foreign Intel Agencies Interfered in a US Election”, Larry C. Johnson, Consortium News)”

Kremlin Spokesman Peskov Gives Details on Russia’s Massive Economic Cooperation with China (Russian TV News- w/Video 16min) – from Vesti News – https://russia-insider.com/en/kremlin-spokesman-peskov-gives-details-russias-massive-economic-cooperation-china-russian-tv-news – “While President Donald Trump is gambling that the US can get the better of China in a trade war, Putin is making deals with Beijing. Russia is cooperating enthusiastically with the Chinese-led “One Belt, One Road” initiative, which seeks to turn Eurasia into the central hub of world trade. The more trade is concentrated on the Eurasian super-continent, the weaker the US becomes, as its power is based on control of critical sea-lanes.”

‘Iranian Threat’: US Evacuates “Non-Emergency” Staff From Baghdad Embassy. Germany, Netherlands Suspend Training Missionshttps://southfront.org/us-evacuates-non-emergency-staff-from-baghdad-embassy-germany-netherlands-suspend-training-missions/ – “The US State Deparment has ordered all “non emergency” staff to leave the US embassy in Baghdad amid the growing tensions between the US and Iran… According to an official comment on the situation, employees will leave the Baghdad embassy and the US consulate in Erbil. Furthermore, US citizens were advised to avoid US government sites in Iraq and leave the country “as soon as possible”. The Baghdad embassy pointed out that the US government ‘has limited ability to provide emergency services to US citizens in Iraq.’.. On May 15, Germany and Nertherlands suspended their military training missions in Iraq… ‘The German army has suspended the training,’ Germany’s Defense Ministry spokesman Jens Flosdorff said noting that there was ‘generally heightened alert, awareness’ for soldiers currently operating in the region… Separately, Dutch state broadcaster NOS said the Netherlands’ 50-person mission is halted ‘until further orders.’ ”

Oregonians SMASH Big Pharma – NO Vaccine Mandates For Oregon’s Children… – by Tim Bolen – https://bolenreport.com/oregonians-smash-big-pharma-no-vaccine-mandates-for-oregons-children/ – “And the Liberal Democrats had the votes to pass the bill, but then something happened… Seriously, people what in the world happened? EVERYBODY knows that presidential election 2020 is ACTUALLY “Big Pharma vs Trump.” There is no argument. EVERY Democratic party presidential candidate is a lap-dog, or a purse-dog, for Big Pharma. Every one of them wants a “single-payer” one-size-fits-all drugs, drugs, and more drugs, based system. Mandatory Vaccines for all… I have to do some investigating here… This defeat of “Mandatory Vaccines” in Oregon was TOTALLY unexpected. I thought Oregon would just be a stepping stone, with Big Pharma, and their wholly owned subsidiary “US Public Health” gearing up for one fake epidemic after another, heading for election 2020… I’ll bet that EVERY Democratic Party 2020 presidential candidate is MORE STUNNED than I am…

From the Strategy-Of-Tension Desk: US issues warning as Saudi Arabia says 2 oil tankers damaged by sabotage attacks – US Maritime Administration urges shippers to exercise caution after earlier warning that Iran could target commercial sea traffic – by Jon Gambrell – https://www.timesofisrael.com/us-issues-warning-as-saudi-arabia-says-2-oil-tankers-damaged-by-sabotage-attacks/ – “A statement Sunday from the UAE’s Foreign Ministry put the ships near the country’s territorial waters in the Gulf of Oman, east of the port of Fujairah. It said it was investigating ‘in cooperation with local and international bodies.” It said there were “no injuries or fatalities on board the vessels” and “no spillage of harmful chemicals or fuel.’.. Sunday’s (quote-unquote) incident comes after the US Maritime Administration, a division of the US Transportation Department, warned Thursday that Iran could target commercial sea traffic… Early Sunday, the agency issued a new warning to sailors about the alleged sabotage, while stressing ‘the incident has not been confirmed.’ It urged shippers to exercise caution in the area for the next week… Publicly available satellite images of the area taken Sunday showed no smoke or fire… It remains unclear if the previous warning from the US Maritime Administration is the same perceived threat that prompted the White House to order the USS Abraham Lincoln aircraft carrier strike group and B-52 bombers to the region on May 4.” – Comment: Even the Times of Israel seems to be implying that this whole thing is ginned up.

From the You-Can’t-Make-This-Stuff-Up Desk: Sweden Reopens Rape Case Against Julian Assange – by Megan Specia – https://www.nytimes.com/2019/05/13/world/europe/wikileaks-julian-assange.html – “The Swedish authorities announced on Monday that they would reopen an investigation into a rape allegation against Julian Assange, the WikiLeaks founder, who is serving a prison term in Britain for jumping bail as the United States seeks his extradition over accusations that he tried to assist in a huge breach of classified data… The United States has already begun trying to extradite Mr. Assange, an effort that was expected to be prolonged and complex even before the announcement in Stockholm on Monday, and it could be further complicated by Sweden’s wish to reinstate its investigation… British officials will determine which case takes precedence, Swedish prosecutors said, adding that if Mr. Assange were eventually extradited to Sweden, he could not be sent to the United States without the consent of Britain.”

Multiple Studies Show Children Better Off Left in Troubled Homes than Put Into Foster Care – by Brian Shilhavy – http://healthimpactnews.com/2019/multiple-studies-show-children-better-off-left-in-troubled-homes-than-put-into-foster-care/ – “A new study conducted by Martin Guggenheim, from the NYU School of Law School, shows that children seized by Child Protection Services spend much less time in Foster Care if the parents are provided with high-quality legal representation, with no compromise in child safety… This means that many children in Foster Care today would not even need to be there if their parents had proper legal representation to fight the massive billion dollar foster care and adoption system, which for the most part has nothing to do with child safety… Richard Wexler, writing for the National Coalition for Child Protection Reform blog, notes that this is one of several studies showing that most children do far better when left with their biological families, even troubled families, than those children taken out of troubled homes and put into foster care: ‘I’ve previously summarized five major studies documenting in various ways that large numbers of children are needlessly trapped in foster care. Now there’s a sixth. And this one also provides strong evidence for a key solution: high-quality defense counsel for families. (Source.)’ ”

For the Week of 5/5/19:

Robert Mueller Is in Serious Legal Trouble – Here’s Why – by James Howard Kunstler – https://russia-insider.com/en/robert-mueller-serious-legal-trouble-heres-why/ri27002 – “For the Progressive Democratic “Resistance” (PDR), post-Modernism is in full flower. They have ruled objective reality inadmissible. There are only stories — his story, her story, they’s story, zhe’s story, and you must believe them because they come out of lived experience — for instance the lived experience of having lost a sure-thing presidential election to a cartoon character with zero political experience, and then having lost the grand inquisition to oust him. For the PDRs, the metaphysical concept of reality refers to some land of dark make-believe over a distant horizon where numbers supposedly add up (ha!) and the actions of persons are said to entail a strange cosmic condition known as consequence… What else did Mr. Mueller do, or omit to do? He never engaged US government forensic computer analysts to examine the DNC servers at the heart of RussiaGate story. Rather, he allowed the conclusions to stand of a company called CrowdStrike, hired by the DNC itself to supposedly investigate the theft of emails, especially those of Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta. (See Craig Murray’s commentary on all this.) Mr. Mueller never bothered to interview the one person who might have known exactly who supplied the purloined emails to Wikileaks, namely Julian Assange. Mr. Mueller also did not bother to interview several dozen retired Intel Community computer experts, led by William Binney, former Technical Director of the NSA, who determined that the hack was accomplished by direct download by an insider onto a flash drive… What could possibly be the explanation for these blunders. Well, we’re going to find out in the months ahead. The DPR chairs of various House committees have threatened to ask Mr. Mueller to testify. Bring it on, I say. He sure has some ‘splainin’ to do, if not in those venues, then in a more than a few grand juries that will be convened to assess the actions of his confederates-at-law from every hummock and gator pool in the Swamp. These various parties may also seek to understand why Mr. Mueller omitted to mention the now reeking Steele Dossier in his 444-page report, and why in his 20-plus page recounting of the oh-so-crucial Trump Tower meeting he never disclosed that the two Russians present were on the payroll of Hillary contractor FusionGPS, and met with its principal, Glenn Simpson before and after the meeting.” (emphasis added)

US Special Forces Command Issues New Guide For Overthrowing Foreign Governments – by Tyler Durden – https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-05-11/us-special-forces-command-issues-new-guide-overthrowing-foreign-governments – “The 250-page study entitled “Support to Resistance: Strategic Purpose and Effectiveness” was put out by the Joint Special Operations University under US Special Operations Command, which is the Army’s official unified command center which overseas all joint covert and clandestine missions out of MacDill AFB, Florida…. This work will serve as a benchmark reference on resistance movements for the benefit of the special operations community and its civilian leadership,” the report introduces.”

China Has Propped Up Global Markets Since December — Is This About To End? – by Brandon Smith – https://www.activistpost.com/2019/05/china-has-propped-up-global-markets-since-december-is-this-about-to-end.html – “The global stock plunge pulled a 180-degree turnaround starting at the end of December and into January of this year at the same moment China announced reinvigorated stimulus measures. This stimulus was also initiated at the same time as talk of a “trade deal” began to hit the mainstream media, giving hope that the long trade war was about to end instead of becoming worse. Global markets loved the move by China, and rallied around their QE measures, which have continued unabated into the second quarter of 2019… I would also note that anytime there has been discussion in the mainstream of China backing away from its stimulus policy, stocks suffered a negative reaction. The reality is, when China stops its current burst of QE, stock markets have nothing left to hang onto in terms of optimism or liquidity. And, in the past couple of weeks it has become clear that China is likely to cut off the fun-money soon… At the end of April, Chinese banking officials hinted that accommodation would be restricted, perhaps by the end of May. This makes sense, as the stimulus boosted Chinese stats, but has recently been producing diminishing returns. Chinese new credit creation has also sunk the past month, indicating that the Chinese central bank will be slowing the flow of liquidity in the near term… If I am correct in this prediction, then the money elite intend to bring the underlying crash into mainstream consciousness at this time. They know, as most of us in alternative economic analysis know, that when the public sees endless red in stock markets, for some reason that is when they start to take notice, or even panic. Like Pavlovian dogs, the investment world and in some ways the general population have been trained to respond with base instinct to the behavior of stocks.”

Facebook Censorship Hits MORE Political Channels, 600K Followers GONE (w/video 15min) – by Tim Pool – https://www.activistpost.com/2019/05/facebook-censorship-hits-more-political-channels-600k-followers-gone.html – “Facebook has been on a banning binge of independent media. Journalists Tim Pool of Subverse and Luke Rudkowski of We Are Change meet in person to discuss Facebook censorship and how anti-establishment voices are being silenced.”

Pray and Weep – by Karen Kwiatkowskihttps://www.lewrockwell.com/2019/05/karen-kwiatkowski/pray-and-weep/ – “The US appears to be a nation of laws, and yet, we absolutely are not. One of many lessons and perspectives we gain from the study of Julian Assange is just that. US political influence and debt-funded largesse resulted in Assange’s ejection from the Ecuadorian Embassy into the UK prison for terrorists in Belmarsh. US domestic corruption and misreading of the Constitution produced his indictment… Furthermore, US government employees, from the DoD, FBI and the CIA have been interviewing Assange in Belmarsh Prison, prior to any extradition decision… Interviewing is the wrong word. I’d like to say doctoring him, because it would be more accurate, except that word implies some care for a positive outcome. Chemical Gina has her hands in this one, and we are being told that Assange is being “treated” with 3-quinuclidinyl benzilate, known as BZ… Allow me to get to the point. The latest word I have received from England is as follows: ‘[Julian Assange] is presently under close observation in prison hospital because he has suffered ‘severe transient psychotic episodes.’ My source(s) indicate these episodes occurred after two sessions of coercive interrogation at the hands of UK and US officials. The source(s) stated the HUMINT interrogators used psychotropic drugs in the course of the sessions.”

We are on the verge of a no-win AI arms race, warns NGO – by Kelsey D. Atherton – https://www.c4isrnet.com/unmanned/2019/05/09/we-are-on-the-verge-of-a-no-win-ai-arms-race-warns-ngo/ – ” ‘We see this emerging AI arms race and we think if nothing happens that that is a major threat to humanity,’ said Frank Slijper, one of the authors on the report. ‘There is a window of opportunity to stop an AI arms race from happening. States should try to prevent an AI arms race and work toward international regulation. In the meantime, companies and research institutes have a major responsibility themselves to make sure that that work in AI and related fields is not contributing to potential lethal autonomous weapons.’.. The report is written with a specific eye toward the seven leading AI powers. These include the five permanent members of the UN security council: China, France, Russia, the United Kingdom and the United States. In addition, the report details the artificial intelligence research of Israel and South Korea, both countries whose geographic and political postures have encouraged the development of military AI.”

Raytheon Shoots Down Multiple Drones With Directed Laser Weapon -by Tyler Durden – https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-05-03/raytheon-shoots-down-multiple-drones-directed-laser-weapon – “The directed-energy weapon system was paired with Raytheon’s Multi-spectral Targeting System, using sensors that directed microwaves and lasers to blast enemy unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) out of the sky during a field training exercise. Mounted on a Polaris MRZR 4 all-terrain vehicle, the system was extremely portable and could traverse almost any terrain.”

Syrian Army Repelled Large Attack On Its Positions In Southeastern Idlib – Lhttps://southfront.org/syrian-army-repelled-large-attack-on-its-positions-in-southeastern-idlib/ – “The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) repelled a large-scale attack by terrorists groups on its positions in the southeastern Idlib countryside in the early hours of May 9… According to the Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA), terrorist groups attempted to infiltrate the SAA’s positions east of the strategic Abu Duhur airbase. However, the they were detected by the army, that killed and injured scores of them.”

Khan Shaykhun Locals Are In Talks With Damascus Over Possible Reconciliation Agreementhttps://southfront.org/khan-shaykhun-locals-are-in-talks-with-damascus-over-possible-reconciliation-agreement/ – “Prominent local leaders in the town of Khan Shaykhun in the southern Idlib countryside are currently negotiating with the Damascus government to reach a reconciliation agreement that would prevent an attack on the town, Syrian pro-government activists reported on May 9… According to the activists, the proposed agreement would force all radical militants to withdraw from Khan Shaykhun, that will be placed under the direct control of the Syrian Arab Army (SAA)… Khan Shaykhun is located on a strategic highway linking Hama with Aleppo.”

Syrian Army Advances Further In Northern Hama, Captures Several New Town (Map) – https://southfront.org/syrian-army-advances-further-in-northern-hama-captures-several-new-town-map/ – “Many opposition activists acknowledged that the defense lines in northern Hama are collapsing and held Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) responsible for the recent loses. According to the activists, the terrorist group’s fighters withdrew from most areas without even trying to stop the SAA’s advance… The SAA will likely advance further in northern Hama in the upcoming few days. The army may also develop its military operation to cover areas in southern Idlib.”

A Week in the Life of the Empire – by The Saker – http://www.unz.com/tsaker/a-week-in-the-life-of-the-empire/ – “I tried to be a little tongue-in-cheek here, but the reality is that what is taking place before our eyes is both absolutely insane and most terrifying. Why? Because the world is now ruled by a most dangerous gang of ignorant thugs who are very rapidly losing their grip on our planet and who is simply neither intellectually equipped to understand, nor deal with this very complex and rapidly changing situation… What we are seeing is a full-spectrum collapse of the unipolar world and its gradual, but also inexorable, replacement with a multi-polar world in which things like “speaking with your adversaries or even enemies” becomes the norm rather than the exception. Even more importantly, this is a world in which US threats always fall on deaf ears simply because nobody takes the US seriously anymore. While the US military probably has the capability to re-invade Grenada or “bring democracy” to the inhabitants of the North Sentinel Island – no adults in the room will be impressed (least of all the Iranians!)… It is this quiet indifference which enrages the likes of Pompeo, Bolton or Trump – for all their narcissistic chest-thumping – they are, and will forever remain, the ultimate losers – folks who simply couldn’t get *anything* done. Even more terrifying is their sense of total impunity. If Obama was “democracy with a human face” then Trump is “democracy with a simian face” – not much better.”

In Photos: Russian Military Advisers Support Syrian Army Operation In Northwestern Hamahttps://southfront.org/in-photos-russian-military-advisers-support-syrian-army-operation-in-northwestern-hama/ – “More and more photos showing Russian military advisers of various kinds in northwestern Hama appear online. The Russian presence near the frontline is seen by some sources as the confirmation that the northwestern Hama advance will develop further.”

To sway Trump, Bolton pitches defensive Iran war – White House adviser is trying to repackage conflict for president who promised to get out of Middle East – by Alison Tahmizian Meuse – https://www.asiatimes.com/2019/05/article/to-sway-trump-bolton-pitches-defensive-iran-war/ – “The purported Iranian threat passed on by the Israelis was not explicitly against the United States, according to journalist Barak Ravid, but could involve an attack on oil-exporting allies Saudi Arabia or the United Arab Emirates… Given that Saudi Arabia has already experienced attacks on its oil tankers in Red Sea shipping lanes by the Houthi rebels off the coast of Yemen, potential pretexts for US military action have effectively already taken place… ‘The United States is not seeking war with the Iranian regime,’ Bolton said Sunday in a nod to the isolationist president, ‘but we are fully prepared to respond to any attack, whether by proxy, the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps [IRGC], or regular Iranian forces.’.. ‘I don’t think Bolton’s goal has changed since working for Trump, but I feel like the strategy or packaging has changed,’ said Mortazavi. ‘What Bolton is doing is packaging this as defense, as opposed to an invasion, and trying to provoke the Iranians to take the first step.’.. ‘If the Iranians stumble or take the bait from Bolton I think it will be met with direct action on the US side,’ she said, adding that Trump does not like war, ‘but he also likes to be a strong man.’ ”

Scalar Wars – The Brave New World of Scalar Electromagnetics – by Bill Morgan – http://www.prahlad.org/pub/bearden/scalar_wars.htmThis is an amazing article, Highly recommended.

A frustrated Trump questions his administration’s Venezuela strategy – by Anne Gearan, Josh Dawsey, John Hudson, Seung Min Kim – https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/a-frustrated-trump-questions-his-administration-e2-80-99s-venezuela-strategy/ar-AAB7uP6 – “President Trump is questioning his administration’s aggressive strategy in Venezuela following the failure of a U.S.-backed effort to oust President Nicolás Maduro, complaining he was misled about how easy it would be to replace the socialist strongman with a young opposition figure, according to administration officials and White House advisers… The president’s dissatisfaction has crystallized around national security adviser John Bolton and what Trump has groused is an interventionist stance at odds with his view that the United States should stay out of foreign quagmires… Trump has said in recent days that Bolton wants to get him “into a war” — a comment that he has made in jest in the past but that now betrays his more serious concerns, one senior administration official said.”

Besieged Venezuelan embassy loses power, water (5 min)

https://youtu.be/Rc2bmR6ACT0

Israeli Paper Claims to Have DETAILS of US ‘DEAL OF CENTURY’ For Middle Easthttps://sputniknews.com/middleeast/201905081074821510-deal-of-century-details/ – “According to newspaper, the deal will suggest the creation of a Palestinian state on the lands of the West Bank and Gaza Strip that will be called “New Palestine”. The document doesn’t specify the political structure of a new state, but indicates that democratic elections will be held within a year after its creation to form a government, with each Palestinian receiving the right to cast a vote… US Likely to Unveil ‘Deal of the Century’ on Israeli Independence Day – Reports… At the same time, Israeli settlements will remain under Tel Aviv’s control with addition of several other settlements. Israel Hayom didn’t specify the settlements that will be added… Jerusalem’s Arab population will reportedly become full-fledged citizens of New Palestine (meaning, I assume, they will not be able to vote in Israeli elections any more), as opposed to the existing system of permanent residency documents, which can become invalidated if a person leaves the city for a lengthy period of time. What is more, Israeli citizens won’t be eligible to buy the homes of Palestinians and vice versa, the newspaper added… The newspaper indicates that many of the points in the document resonate with statements by Trump’s Middle East advisor Jared Kushner, while at the same time it contradicts some of the previous leaks, which also haven’t been confirmed by US officials.” (emphasis added)

Trump moves to designate Brazil a ‘major non-NATO ally’https://www.rt.com/usa/458820-trump-brazil-non-nato-ally/ – “Trump announced the decision in a White House press release on Wednesday. As a non-NATO ally, Brazil would become a preferred buyer of US military equipment, would participate in Pentagon military auctions, and would participate in military exercises and training operations with US forces… Seventeen other countries, including Israel, Japan, South Korea and Australia hold equivalent status.” – Comment: Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro recently mentioned that Brazil is considering joining in an invasion of Venezuela “to restore democracy” with the U.S., and that he has the power to make the determination on such an agreement on his sole authority.

Merck Sees “Unprecedented” Growth in Gardasil Vaccine – Over $3 Billion in Sales in 2018 with Expansion into China – by Brian Shilhavy – http://healthimpactnews.com/2019/merck-sees-unprecedented-growth-in-gardasil-vaccine-over-3-billion-in-sales-in-2018-with-expansion-into-china/ – “Vaccine manufacturer Merck & Co. has reported earnings from its Gardasil HPV vaccine for 2018 at $3.15 billion, far above the previous year sales of $2.31 billion. First quart of 2019 sales of the Gardasil vaccine have soared 31% to $838 million for the first three months of 2019… Executives from the company have stated that these sales of the Gardasil vaccine are “unprecedented,” and the company plans to spend over $1 billion to expand its Gardasil vaccine production… (Source.) Much of this growth of the Gardasil vaccine market is due to Merck’s expansion into China. See: Gardasil HPV Vaccine Acceptance into China Creates Instant Billionaires

U.S. seizes North Korean ship it accuses of violating sanctions – by Sarah N. Lynch, Michelle Nichols – https://in.reuters.com/article/usa-northkorea-seizure/u-s-seizes-north-korean-ship-it-accuses-of-violating-sanctions-idINKCN1SF22I – “The ship, known as the “Wise Honest,” was first detained by Indonesia in April 2018. Under an unusual U.S. civil forfeiture action, the vessel is now in the possession of the United States and is currently approaching U.S. territorial waters heading toward American Samoa, U.S. Justice Department officials said… However, U.N. sanctions monitors reported to the council in March that Pyongyang continues to defy the measures ‘through a massive increase in illegal ship-to-ship transfers of petroleum products and coal.’.. The 17,000-ton Wise Honest, which also was used to deliver heavy machinery to North Korea, is the second largest of Pyongyang’s bulk carriers, the U.S. Justice Department said… ‘This sanctions-busting ship is now out of service,’ said John Demers, the head of the Justice Department’s National Security Division… When asked by reporters on Thursday whether North Korea’s largest cargo ship may be engaged in similar illegal behaviour, department officials said they did not know… ‘If it is, we’d love to get our hands on it,’ Demers added.

Let’s give the globalists their own election-night headache – More globalist election rigging systems exposed – https://patriots4truth.org/2018/08/03/lets-give-the-globalists-their-own-election-night-headache/

Trump shares laugh with Florida crowd over rally attendee’s call to shoot migrants – by Shawn Langlois – https://www.marketwatch.com/story/trump-and-florida-crowd-share-a-laugh-over-a-rally-attendees-call-to-shoot-migrants-2019-05-09Question: Another genius move?

America in denial: Gabor Maté on the psychology of Russiagate (27 min) – Dr. Gabor Maté explains the present political moment, including the Trump phenomenon, from a psychological perspective. Thinking caps recommended.

https://youtu.be/uR07OtEhKPE

Italy, the Aircraft Carrier on the War Front – The 70 Years of NATO: From War to War – by Comitato No Nato – https://www.globalresearch.ca/italy-aircraft-carrier-war-front/5676773 – “1. The U.S. Armed Forces have in Italy (according to the official report of the Pentagon Base Structure Report) more than 1,500 buildings, with a total surface area of over 1 million m², and they rent or have been granted permission to use a further 800 buildings, with a surface of approximately 900,000 m². In total, there are over 2,300 buildings with an area of approximately 2 million m² scattered over fifty sites. But this is only part of the U.S. military presence in Italy.”

Syria Testimonies: A Mother’s Brave Testimony after Martyrdom of Her Son, Majed, 4th April 2019 (w/video 8min) – https://www.globalresearch.ca/syria-mothers-brave-testimony-martyrdom-son-majed-4th-april-2019/5676810 – “I was feeling down for about a week..I thought maybe it was because the memorial of his father was approaching. Later in the evening…, we bring incense for the service. Majed brought me incense and left. I got dressed and headed to church. While I was in the church, the rocket landed. I stayed there and didn’t feel afraid, all men went out except for two men… I started to address women who were there, ‘Calm down, stop talking, just calm down’… “How would these two young men be able to take care of us?! Just calm down a bit until we find out what’s going on’… But I didn’t know that my son was injured and taken to hospital, I didn’t know at all. Later, the pastor (or priest) came, we held the service and I came back home. I tried to call Majed but he didn’t answer my calls… He was taken to the hospital and…martyred immediately… But we love our homeland so much… – Yes, we love it so much… – What did he use to say to Mhardeh?.. – Mhardeh…, what was that song?.. – “Mhardeh, you are the only beautiful”… We wouldn’t leave it, no…, we wouldn’t leave it to anyone else. We have so much pride in him, Majed was so beautiful. I wish you knew him, he’s so beautiful. These 20 years he lived, they were wonderful. As if he lived for a million years, so wonderful… him and his brother too… – How many friends he had! How many loved ones he had! – …him and his brother too…”

The Debt Ceiling and the G Fund: Here We Go Again – by Ralph R. Smith – https://www.fedsmith.com/2019/03/06/debt-ceiling-g-fund-go/ – “The limit on how much money the federal government can borrow is called the “debt ceiling.” There was a one-year suspension on the debt ceiling but that suspension ran out on March 2… On February 9, 2018, President Trump signed a bill suspending the debt ceiling until March 1, 2019. In effect, the new debt limit is the level of the debt on that day. On February 11, 2019, it was $22 trillion. While the U.S. Treasury estimates it will run out of money in September 2019, the exact date this will happen is an estimate… As a result of exceeding the debt ceiling, the Treasury Department has again started using “extraordinary measures” to prevent the U.S. from exceeding the debt ceiling… We do not know when the debt ceiling limit will be raised. There is little doubt it will be raised as the federal government continues to spend more money than it receives in revenue… In the meantime, many federal employees are contributing to financing the operation of the federal government whether they know about it or not. The reason is because G Fund assets in the Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) are used by the federal government to help meet expenses.”

From the Aid-And-Comfort Desk: Navy to deploy hospital ship USNS Comfort in response to crises in Venezuela – by Ed Adamczyk – https://www.upi.com/Defense-News/2019/05/08/Navy-to-deploy-hospital-ship-USNS-Comfort-in-response-to-crises-in-Venezuela/3131557329058/ – ” ‘At the President’s direction, the United States Navy will deploy the USNS Comfort to the Caribbean, Central America, and South America this June,’ Pence said at the State Department’s annual Washington Conference on the Americas on Tuesday. ‘The Comfort will embark on a five-month humanitarian mission to address the Venezuelan crisis.’.. ‘The USNS Comfort represents our enduring promise to our partners in the Western Hemisphere, our shared neighborhood,’ Navy Adm. Craig S. Faller, commander of U.S. Southern Command, said in a statement. ‘U.S. Southern Command is committed to the region in support of our Caribbean and Latin American partners, as well as displaced Venezuelans who continue to flee the brutal oppression of the former Maduro regime and its interlocking, man-made political, economic and humanitarian crises… The U.S. has provided more than $256 million to the region in humanitarian and development assistance, Acting Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan said on Tuesday, adding that more will be needed as the country suffers through violence, economic insecurity, hyperinflation, and shortages of food, medicines and essential services.” (emphasis added) – Comment: The U.S. has not only pursued policies that have deprived Venezuela of possibly tens of billions of dollars in revenue, it has out-and-out stolen approximately 6 billion or so since the start of the Guaido “crisis.” But they have a few million in aid for Venezuela if only they’ll get rid of “The Usurper” (the “former” President) Maduro.

Connecticut DCF Punishing Tennessee Parents for Taking Their Story Public? Refuse to Let Parents Visit Babyhttp://healthimpactnews.com/2019/connecticut-dcf-punishing-tennessee-parents-for-taking-their-story-public-refuse-to-let-parents-visit-baby/ – “Her Egyptian Christian husband was allegedly accused of being a Muslim terrorist, and before they knew it, she was being drugged against her will and forced to have cesarean surgery to remove her daughter from her womb, when she had been planning on having a natural birth… Connecticut Department of Children and Families (DCF) then proceeded to take custody of the baby, with no formal charges ever filed against the parents. The parents eventually had to return to their home in Tennessee with their other two children, making the 20-hour one-way trip back to Connecticut each week to have a supervised 2-hour visit with their daughter as they tried to comply with DCF to get their daughter back… After six months, the parents decided to take their story public… Suzy, the mother, has now reported that Connecticut DCF is refusing to allow them to see their baby since they went public with their story… ‘We have just driven all day yesterday and all night for the past nearly 20 hours straight to get to Connecticut to see our baby and now our case worker David Friend is telling us that he cannot accommodate our visit and we cannot see our child!’.. Others Come Forward with Similar Stories in Connecticut – Are “Predictive Analytics” Being Used in CT to Kidnap Children?.. Since going public with their story recently, others have apparently come forward to share similar stories based out of Connecticut… CPS Using “Predictive Analytics” Software to Label Parents as Unfit, Even Before Baby is Born… Richard Wexler, from the National Coalition for Child Protection Reform, has exposed how “Predictive Analysis” is nothing more than racial profiling.” (emphasis added)

CPS Using “Predictive Analytics” Software to Label Parents as Unfit, Even Before Baby is Born – by Terri LaPoint – http://medicalkidnap.com/2017/11/02/cps-using-predictive-analytics-software-to-label-parents-as-unfit-even-before-baby-is-born/ – “Parents whose children have been taken from them by Child Protective Services often tell us that the system is backwards. Instead of being presumed innocent until proven guilty, everyone involved with CPS assumes guilt, even in the face of no evidence of guilt. Some jurisdictions are taking this presumption of guilt without evidence a frightening step further: they are using “predictive analytics” to see which parents MIGHT abuse or neglect their children in the future… In several cases reported to Health Impact News, we have already seen such allegations used against parents. Social workers have literally written in their reports to the courts that a parent has characteristics that might indicate that they may abuse or neglect their child in the future, even though there is no evidence that they have harmed their child in the past… This is reminiscent of George Orwell’s “thought police” in the dystopian novel, Nineteen Eighty-Four. It is inconsistent with one of the foundational principles underlying the U.S. Constitution, that of the presumption of innocence. Some have equated the predictive analysis model with racial profiling, because the algorithms tend to disproportionately target people who are poor or part of a minority group.” (emphasis added) – Comment: This practice goes beyond violating “principles underlying the U.S. Constitution,” it violates the basic principles of English Common Law, the glue that binds our society together, regardless of the efforts of the usurpers in D.C. and the Law Society to create a new order.

ALERT! MUELLER LIED! Here’s The BOMB That Nunes Spotted Out (4 min) – from Gary Franchi

https://youtu.be/j71gE7ixQ70

Media Blackout: U.S. and Iran Tensions Rise — Iran Claims Arrest of 290 CIA Agents; U.S. Sends 2 Aircraft Carriers To Mediterranean; Bolton & Pompeo Issue Threats – by Aaron Kesel – https://www.activistpost.com/2019/05/media-blackout-us-iran-tensions-rise-iran-claims-arrests-290-cia-agents-u-s-sends-2-aircraft-carriers-to-mediterranean-bolton-pompeo-issue-threats.html – This means that the U.S. may have two carrier strike groups within striking distance of Iran, not just one as the U.S. media is reporting, and DEBKAfile may have leaked intelligence (archived.) Although Vice Adm Lisa Franchetti is the source of the story, this writer couldn’t find a source for any of the quotes external to DEBKAfile… Vice Admiral Franchetti commented that it was a rare opportunity for two strike groups to work together alongside key allies and partners in the region. Our sources say she was referring to British, French and Israeli naval forces. The vice admiral, who has served as 6th Fleet commander since early 2018, added: ‘The dual carrier operations in the Mediterranean showcase the flexibility and scalability maritime forces provide to the joint force, while demonstrating our ironclad commitment to the stability and security of the region.’.. China, arguably one of the largest buyers of Iranian oil, reiterated its opposition to unilateral sanctions and accused the U.S. of reaching beyond its jurisdiction. “China’s cooperation with Iran is open, transparent, reasonable and legitimate, and should be respected,” Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang said in response to a question on the waivers at a briefing in Beijing, CNN reported.Reuters reports that: ‘If China does not cut Iran oil purchases to zero, the Trump administration may have to make a decision on blocking Chinese banks from the U.S. financial system. That could have unintended consequences for finance and business between the world’s two biggest economies, already in negotiations over trade disagreements.’.. U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has warned all countries to reduce their Iranian oil imports to zero in an April 22 statement; Pompeo said no nation would receive any further exemptions or waivers from U.S. sanctions… ‘We believe Iran will continue to sell its oil … (and) use the Strait of Hormuz. But if the United States takes the crazy measure of trying to prevent us from doing that, then it should be prepared for the consequences,’ foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Wednesday… Before the U.S. said it would send 2 carrier strike groups on April 22nd, it was reported by Press TV (which is based in Iran) that Iranian forces had ‘identified 290 CIA agents across different countries, forcing the U.S. to form a special committee to reassess its cloak-and-dagger operations’… ‘CIA operatives in those countries were identified and arrested and the contacts of the U.S. intelligence agency with its sources were disrupted in such a way that a committee to assess the failure was set up in America,’ Iranian Intelligence Minister Mahmoud Alavi said… Iran also blamed the U.S. for an attack in September on its military parade where gunmen killed 25 people and wounded around 70, CNBC reported.… ‘All of those small mercenary countries that we see in this region are backed by America. It is Americans who instigate them and provide them with necessary means to commit these crimes,’ (Iranian President) Rouhani said… The CIA has admitted that in the 1950s they hired Iranians to pose as Communists and stage bombings in Iran in order to turn the country against its democratically-elected prime minister Mohammed Mossadegh. So the argument that the CIA would never arm terrorists, let alone give them explosives, is null and void. The question is, would they do it again and risk world war three?”

The War on Cash Is A War on Liberty — Let’s Stop It! (20 min) – Ron Paul Liberty Report

https://youtu.be/NeRsSXPSbI4

US State Department publishes, then deletes sadistic Venezuela hit list boasting of economic ruin – by Anya Parampil – https://thegrayzone.com/2019/05/06/us-state-department-publishes-then-deletes-sadistic-venezuela-hit-list-boasting-of-economic-ruin/ – “The State Department’s economic hit list: Entitled “U.S. Actions on Venezuela,” the document boasted that U.S. policy had effectively prevented the Venezuelan government from participating in the international market and has led to the freezing of its overseas assets. It read like a sadistic celebration of Washington’s retribution against the Venezuelan population as a whole, the kind of collective punishment which is illegal according to Article 33 of the Geneva Conventions… While the State Department praised the opposition for “providing medical and hygiene attention to over 6,000” Venezuelans, those numbers dwarf in comparison to the 300,000 people CEPR ‘estimated to be at risk because of lack of access to medicines or treatment… [including] 80,000 people with HIV who have not had antiretroviral treatment since 2017, 16,000 people who need dialysis, 16,000 people with cancer, and 4 million with diabetes and hypertension.’.. In other words, the supposed “Venezuela Crisis Response Assistance” touted by the State Department is not even a band-aid over the gaping wound that US unilateral coercive measures have inflicted on the country.”

Rachel Maddow endorses regime change in Venezuela to “push Russia back,” sympathizes with Bolton and Pompeo – by Aaron Mate – https://thegrayzone.com/2019/05/06/rachel-maddow-endorses-war-venezuela/ – The loudest voice among the corporate media hack pack doubling down on Russiagate conspiracies is MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow. On May 3, Maddow took her propaganda to an entirely new level of militaristic cheerleading, launching into a rant that offered de-facto encouragement for the current neocon cause-du-jour: regime change in Venezuela… Maddow: …And so, hey John Bolton and hey Mike Pompeo, are you guys enjoying your jobs right now? You each thought your job this week was to name, and shame, and threaten, and counter Russian government involvement in Venezuela while saber-rattling about how everybody else better get out of the way because the US is really mad about it. Guys, turns out your actual job is figuring out how and why you work for a president who says whatever Vladimir Putin tells him.‘ ”

Buzzsaw 20/20 — Trumpocalypse Now? (44 min) – Sean Stone interviews Ben Fulford on the state of the world.

https://youtu.be/gMZxu7GgaAE

Turkey ‘may go into Syria region despite Russia deal’https://www.presstv.com/Detail/2019/05/05/595199/Turkey-Syria-Russia-Tel-Rifaat – “Turkey’s Vice President Fuat Oktay made the comments in an interview with broadcaster Kanal 7 on Sunday, a day after cross-border fire from the region claimed the life of a Turkish trooper… ‘The agreement was for us to stop there (Tel Rifaat), but if these attacks continue, this may take a different shape. We are discussing this with Russia,’ Oktay said, without providing further details.”

Julian Assange Tortured with Psychotropic Drug – by Kurt Nimmo – https://www.globalresearch.ca/julian-assange-tortured-psychotropic-drug/5676921 – “The FBI, Pentagon, and CIA are “interviewing” Assange. Kwiatkowski writes: ‘Interviewing is the wrong word. I’d like to say doctoring him, because it would be more accurate, except that word implies some care for a positive outcome. Chemical Gina has her hands in this one, and we are being told that Assange is being “treated” with 3-quinuclidinyl benzilate, known as BZ.’.. BZ is a powerful drug that produces hallucinations… ‘Soldiers on BZ could remember only fragments of the experience afterward. As the drug wore off, and the subjects had trouble discerning what was real, many experienced anxiety, aggression, even terror,’ the New Yorker reported. ‘…The drug’s effect lasted for days. At its peak, volunteers were totally cut off in their own minds, jolting from one fragmented existence to the next. They saw visions: Lilliputian baseball players competing on a tabletop diamond; animals or people or objects that materialized and vanished.’.. Assange is being chemically lobotomized prior to being extradited to the United States to stand trial on bogus computer hacking charges that—and the corporate media won’t tell you this—passed the statute of limitations three years ago (see 18 U.S. Code § 371. Conspiracy to commit offense or to defraud United States).”

Arresting Members of the Venezuela Embassy Protection Collective Would Be Unlawful – by Kevin Zeese – https://venezuelanalysis.com/analysis/14443 – “The State Department is on public notice that it will be violating the law if it enters the embassy. Below are messages I sent to the State Department… I am with the Embassy Protection Collective. We are inside the embassy with the permission of the Venezuela government. We have not entered unlawfully nor are we trespassing… We saw the Secret Service outside today taking pictures and I spoke with the officers who told us to stay in touch with David Noordeloos who told me to contact you… International law protects foreign embassies located in the United States – According to Article 22 of the 1961 Vienna Conventions on Diplomatic Relations, foreign embassies should be protected by the United States government and their space should not be violated by the US government. Specifically, international law requires: 1. The premises of the mission shall be inviolable. The agents of the receiving State may not enter them, except with the consent of the head of the mission. 2. The receiving State is under a special duty to take all appropriate steps to protect the premises of the mission against any intrusion or damage and to prevent any disturbance of the peace of the mission or impairment of its dignity. 3. The premises of the mission, their furnishings and other property thereon and the means of transport of the mission shall be immune from search, requisition, attachment or execution… The Trump Administration would be violating the Vienna Convention if it allowed the illegal seizure of the Venezuela embassy. The Election Protection Collective is supporting the people of Venezuela by taking responsibility to ensure that Article 22 of the Vienna Convention is not violated.”

Activists Protect DC Venezuelan Embassy from US-supported Coup – by Medea Benjamin – https://www.counterpunch.org/2019/04/23/activists-protect-dc-venezuelan-embassy-from-us-supported-coup/ – “An extraordinary chapter in the ongoing saga of Venezuela has been taking place, virtually unnoticed, at the Venezuela Embassy that lies in the heart of swanky Georgetown in Washington DC. A group of us, all activists opposed to the prospect of the Venezuelan opposition taking over the Embassy, have been living inside the building for the past two weeks, working side-by-side with the skeletal Venezuela diplomatic staff that has been told by the State Department that they must leave by April 24… Calling ourselves the Embassy Protection Collective, we have been working in the embassy during the day, holding educational events every evening, making banners and signs, and sleeping on couches at night… The Collective has good reason to believe the embassy is under attack. On March 18, representatives of Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido took over the military attaché building on 2409 California St. in Washington DC, with the help of the DC Police and Secret Service. On that same day, they also took over the Venezuelan Consulate in New York City.”

Protesters Reportedly Tried to Break Into Venezuelan Embassy in Washington DChttps://sputniknews.com/us/201905041074693512-protesters-reportedly-storm-venezuela-embassy/ – “The supporters of opposition leader and self-proclaimed president of Venezuela Juan Guaido had been gathering outside the Venezuela embassy for several days, however, it seems that they have now taken action… Videos show the protesters occupying the exits into the Venezuela embassy and trying to break in. Sputnik Journalist Morgan Artyukhina posted a series of videos of the protesters. In the videos they are shown gathered around the embassy, using flashlights to lure out the staff and beam into the faces of the crowd that gathered near the embassy to support legitimate president Nicolas Maduro… The protesters also reportedly were sexually assaulting Maduro supporters, while loudly shouting insults… Reporter, Alex Rubinstein, who apparently was inside the embassy, also posted a letter from the Partnership for Civil Justice Fund, urging the Washington DC Police Department, US Department of State and the Secret Service to prevent violent actions against the embassy and its staff. However, according to witnesses, no forces have been sent to the scene to control the protesters so far.” – Comment: One woman was arrested yesterday for “throwing projectiles” when she tossed a loaf of bread up to the very hungry people defending the embassy.

Why The Powerful Always Paint Their Side As The Victims – by Caitlin Johnstone – https://medium.com/@caityjohnstone/why-the-powerful-always-paint-their-side-as-the-victims-7c59d06fe5fd – “On Friday Israel began a two-day attack on Gaza which as of this writing has left a total of 27 Palestinians dead, including a pregnant woman and a baby… Moon of Alabama documents how the mass media have been consistently depicting this attack as a “response” to a Hamas rocket attack, suggesting that Hamas were the initial aggressors and Israel merely responded in self-defense, yet Hamas is very open about the fact that the rocket attack was done in retaliation for two Palestinian civilians who were killed by Israeli snipers. MoA cites an excerpt from a 2011 Louis Allday blog on Israel’s extensive history of painting all of its aggressions as acts of self-defense: ‘If one consults only mainstream media for information on the conflict in Palestine, what is immediately striking is that Israel appears to be in a permanent state of “retaliation” — a phrase which immediately confers at least a modicum of legitimacy or justification upon the act to which it refers. Israel is never presented as the aggressor and however much its actions are condemned — which they are by some mainstream sources — they are invariably portrayed as a reaction to some form of provocation. Conversely, missiles launched from the Gaza Strip or southern Lebanon are habitually portrayed as “attacks” — never “retaliations,” even if Israel has launched a devastating missile strike immediately prior to the event — as so often is the case.’ ”

Ambush on Venezuelan Military Commission Leaves 3 Deadhttps://www.telesurenglish.net//news/Ambush-on-Venezuelan-Military-Commission-Leaves-3-Dead-20190504-0022.html# – “An attack on military commission left three troops dead in Venezuela. An unrecognized group of heavily armed people ambushed a mixed military commission early this Saturday morning… An ambush against a mixed military commission in the early hours of Saturday left three troops dead on the Magdaleno Highway in the city of Palo Negro in the state of Aragua, Venezuela… The Venezuelan Minister of Defense condemned these as coup actions… After an exchange of shots fired with an unrecognized group of heavily armed individuals, the brigadier general of the Bolivarian Military Aviation (AMB), Jackson Silva Zapata, and two officers of the Aragua Police identified as Bruno Manuel Benavidez, 34, were killed. and Jesús Eduardo Arraiz Sánchez, 30, both with the rank of chief officer.” (emphasis added) – Comment: I would say that the war against Venezuela has now started in earnest.

Playing Chicken In The Straits Of Hormuz – Red Lines And War Talk (video 22min) – Ron Paul Liberty Report

https://youtu.be/oOaNays4w3M

US Sends Carrier Strike Group To “Deter” Iranhttps://southfront.org/us-sends-carrier-strike-group-to-deter-iran/ – “According to CNN, Acting US Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan approved the deployment due to ‘clear indications that Iranian and Iranian proxy forces are making preparations to possibly attack US forces in the region (Middle East).’ Most recently, according to USNI’s tracker, the amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge and its escorts were in the Persian Gulf as of April 29th… Department of Defense spokesman Chris Sherwood told CNN in a statement, ‘I can confirm that the Department of Defense is deploying the USS Abraham Lincoln Carrier Strike Group and a bomber task force to the U.S. Central Command region.’ ”

Syrian Army Starts Offensive Actions In Northwestern Hama. At Least 2 Villages Reportedly Liberatedhttps://southfront.org/syrian-army-starts-offensive-actions-in-northwestern-hama-at-least-2-villages-liberated/ – “According to appearing reports, government forces have already liberated the villages of al-Bana and al-Janabira. Pro-militant sources report that the SAA is attacking Tell Ottman amid heavy bombardment of “opposition” positions in the nearby areas… On May 4, the Russian military released a statement saying that militant groups led by Hayat Tahir al-Sham are working to create a strike force in southern Idlib. According to the statement, there was a real threat that militants may use this strike force to attack government positions in the nearby area.” – Comment: We will likely be hearing a lot about this from Western media soon.

Fake news alert: CNN says Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido ‘won election in January’https://www.rt.com/usa/458507-cnn-fake-news-venezuela/ – “CNN took the concept of “fake news” to a whole new level with a recent report on Venezuela, in which it claimed that citizens “chose” coup leader Juan Guaido over current president Nicolas Maduro in January “elections.” ” – Comment: This kind of lying is what is called “Black Propaganda.” 1) The Venezuelan Presidential elections were in May 2018 ; 2) Juan Guaido did not run in them. As of one week before the U.S. proclaimed him “Interim President” in February, more than 80% of Venezuelans had never heard of him, according to a poll. 3) Guaido’s party boycotted the elections, which Maduro won overwhelmingly.

Khmeimim airbase shelled by DOZENS of rocketshttps://www.rt.com/news/458510-russian-khmeimim-base-syria-shelling/ – “Syrian militants fired 36 rockets at Russia’s Khmeimim airbase in two attacks on Monday, but both were repelled by the air defenses with no damage dealt, the Russian military said, adding that jets launched strikes in response… The shelling came from the Idlib de-escalation zone, controlled by the Hayat Tahrir al-Sham terrorist group (formerly known as Al-Nusra Front), the head of the Russian Center for Reconciliation in Syria, Maj. Gen. Viktor Kupchishin, said… The militants used a drone to direct their fire, but the attacks were repelled by Khmeimim’s air defense systems.”

For the Week of 4/29/19:

Syrian Army Strikes Turkish Observation Post In Northwestern Hama, Casualties Reported (Videos) – https://southfront.org/syrian-army-strikes-turkish-observation-post-in-northwestern-hama-casualties-reported-videos/ – “If the attack is confirmed, this development will be a clear evidence that the army and its allies are planning to launch a large-scale military operation around Idlib, in order to put an end to the repeated attacks on terrorist groups hiding there.”

Venezuela – Forensics Of A Clownish Coup – (Updated) – by Moon of Alabama – https://www.moonofalabama.org/2019/05/venezuela-forensics-of-a-clownish-coup.html#moreA whole lot of interesting tidbits (if you’re into that) on the recent Guaido/Lopez coup attempt in Caracas. Moon of Alabama is a unique source, not without a sense of humor.

From the You-Can’t-Make-This-Stuff-Up Desk: Juan Guaidó en GQ México Mayo 2019 (45 seconds) – Don’t miss Guaido’s energy-balancing bracelet!

https://youtu.be/n2Isx60WhUA

From the Official-State-Propaganda Desk: China, Turkey, India Silent on Buying Iran’s Oil as US Ban Beginshttps://www.voanews.com/a/china-turkey-india-silent-on-buying-iran-oil-as-us-ban-begins/4902098.html – “Iran’s biggest likely remaining oil customers, China, Turkey and India, were silent about purchases of Iranian crude Thursday as a total U.S. ban on such trade took effect, leaving their next moves a mystery… Speaking to reporters Thursday, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said diversifying Ankara’s oil sources in a short time “does not seem possible.” – “This would have a cost. However you look at it, the unilateral decision made by the U.S. is adversely affecting everyone,” Cavusoglu said. ‘The U.S. should review its decisions.’ ”

‘Activism Works’: UK Parliament Makes History in Declaring Climate Emergency – “Now we must act on it” – by Andrea Germanos – https://www.commondreams.org/news/2019/05/01/activism-works-uk-parliament-makes-history-declaring-climate-emergency – “The U.K. Parliament made history on Wednesday by becoming the first to declare an environment and climate emergency… MPs in the House of Commons passed the motion put forth by Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn following debate… ‘This can set off a wave of action from parliaments and governments around the globe,’ Corbyn said in a statement, which called attention to the recent wave of actions demanding urgent action on the climate crisis… ‘Protesters and school-strikers told us to act,’ he said. ‘Governments never act without pressure and we must keep the pressure up. I’m proud that the Labour Party brought this motion to the House, and now we will carry on this work by developing our plans to deliver a Green Industrial Revolution.’.. ‘Now it’s time for real action to tackle climate change,’ Labour added on Twitter.”

Netanyahu’s Israel will declare an apartheid state. Will the West do nothing? – by Gideon Levy – https://www.middleeasteye.net/opinion/netanyahus-israel-will-declare-apartheid-state-will-west-do-nothing – “Israel, though, has changed during the course of Netanyahu’s long reign. This talented Israeli statesman is leaving his mark on the profile of his country, with deep and lasting effect – more so than anticipated or even apparent… Yes, it’s true that leftist governments in Israel also did their utmost to preserve the Israeli occupation forever and had no intention, not for one moment, of ever bringing it to an end – but Netanyahu is taking Israel much farther afield, to places even more extreme… He is damaging what constitutes acceptable governance within Israel’s recognised sovereign territory, even with respect to its Jewish citizens. The very face of the “only democracy in “the Middle East”, which has long functioned mainly to the benefit of Jewish Israelis who comprise its privileged class, is being altered now by Netanyahu and company… So the question is now: are you prepared to go along with this? Will you remain silent, stay mute, lend your support, and turn a blind eye to reality?.. Those of you who are most concerned for Israel’s future should be the first to wake up and draw the required conclusions. Indeed, every person of conscience ought to be doing that.”

“Nightmare Come True”: Amazon Launches Freight Brokerage, Slashes Prices By 30% – by Tyler Durden – https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-04-28/nightmare-come-true-amazon-launches-freight-brokerage-slashes-prices-30 – In what is being called a “nightmare come true” for freight brokers and carriers, Amazon did what it traditionally does every time it enters a new market, and took its own digital freight brokerage platform live while undercutting prevailing market prices by 26% to 33% in the latest deflationary race to the pricing bottom in order to grab market share, according to FreightWaves… Amazon explained the company’s strategy by stating: ‘The advantages that then come from disintermediation and the monetization of those capabilities are secondary to the immediate need of self-preservation, but then serve to feed very critical needs of Amazon’s ability to continue to succeed. This innovation and growth then manifests as continuously evolving towards the ability to sell everything and anything that is or can be sold. That’s the true Amazon flywheel: disintermediate to survive; monetize to fund innovation; innovate to grow; disintermediate to survive…’ ”

Who Is Leopoldo Lopez, Co-Author of Venezuela’s Failed Coup?https://www.telesurenglish.net/news/Who-Is-Leopoldo-Lopez-Co-Author-of-Venezuelas-Failed-Coup-20190501-0001.html – “In 2002, Lopez was considered one of the main orchestrators of the coup against Hugo Chavez. Later he was accused of organizing the arrest of Interior Minister Ramon Rodriguez (Note: There is video of Lopez bragging about his involvement in the coup)… Lopez attempted to distance himself from the coup attempt against Chavez after the conspirators failed to overthrow the government… His last years as mayor were filled with controversy due to corruption acts and foreign dealings which went against the state. In 2008, Lopez was barred from running for the mayor of Chacao position, along with several of his political allies… A few months after Nicolas Maduro’s electoral victory in April 2013, Lopez returned to the U.S., spoke to Venezuelan expats and began to preach about ‘the exit’ of the leftist elected government… ‘We have to hurry the exit of the government… Nicolas Maduro must go out sooner than later from the Venezuelan government. Nicolas Maduro and all his supporters,’ Lopez said and added that ‘from my point of view, the method is secondary, what is important is the determination to reach our goals at any cost.’ ” (emphasis added)

Russian And Syrian Warplanes Carried Out More Than 100 Airstrikes On Terrorist Positions In Last 24 Hours (Videos) – https://southfront.org/russian-and-syrian-warplanes-carried-out-more-than-hundred-airstrikes-in-last-24-hours-videos/ – “Earlier, terrorists stationed in the demilitarized zone around Idlib launched 35 rockets at the Russian Hmeimim airbase on the Syrian coast killing a civilian and injuring many others. Civilian areas in northern Hama and in the city of Aleppo were also shelled… Syrian pro-government sources are claiming that these airstrikes are a part of the ongoing perpetrations for a large-scale military operation around Idlib. However, local observers believe that the Russia is still committed to the demilitarized zone agreement with Turkey.”

About That Letter That Mueller Wrote To Barr… – by Tyler Durden – https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-04-30/about-letter-mueller-wrote-barr – “Or maybe not, and perhaps the WaPo/NYT report is not “so bad” if one actually reads it, because once the breathless WaPo finally does come up for air, we get to paragraph 13 – a point by which most readers have turned out – to read the following real punchline in the WaPo report: ‘When Barr pressed Mueller on whether he thought Barr’s memo to Congress was inaccurate, Mueller said he did not… So, Mueller felt there was confusion… but he did not think the memo was inaccurate. Wait, what’s going on here and how is this even a story? Well, if we read the rest of the above sentence, we find the true object of Mueller’s “complaint”: ‘[Mueller] felt that the media coverage of it was misinterpreting the investigation, officials said.” (emphasis added)

The Donald (or perhaps The Cabal) Speaks: Don’t call it a coup. Venezuelans have a right to replace an oppressive, toxic regime – (from Whitehouse email): https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/dont-call-it-a-coup-venezuelans-have-a-right-to-replace-an-oppressive-toxic-regime/2019/04/30/145770f0-6b69-11e9-a66d-a82d3f3d96d5_story.html – “Therefore, whatever its ultimate outcome or, indeed, its strategic wisdom, Tuesday’s uprising is not a “coup attempt,” as the Maduro regime, echoed by too many people abroad, calls it. Rather, it is the latest in a series of legitimate and, for the most part, nonviolent efforts by Venezuelans, both civilian and military, to throw off an oppressive, toxic regime so that they can freely elect a legitimate government. Supporters of freedom and democracy should stand in solidarity with Mr. Guaidó and the many thousands of Venezuelans now bravely asserting their rights.” – Comment: Do “Americans” have the right to replace “an oppressive toxic” regime? Should they be “bravely asserting their rights?” Oh yeah, forgot, U.S. “citizens” don’t have anything but civil rights, right to replace regimes not included…

From the Slippery-Slope Desk: US Vows To Get More Tactical Nuclear Weapons To “Contain Russia,” Tests Minuteman III ICBMhttps://southfront.org/us-vows-to-get-more-tactical-nuclear-weapons-to-contain-russia-tests-minuteman-iii-icbm/ – ” ‘The reason why we decided to follow the path of low-power nuclear weapons is that we are looking at what the Russians are doing in particular, and this is of great concern,’ Trachtenberg said.’.. Trachtenberg added that the United States does not want to cause an “escalation of the highest level.”.. ‘We do this not to lower our threshold for the use of nuclear weapons. But in order to raise the threshold in the minds of an adversary or a potential adversary,’ the Pentagon representative said… The development and deployment of low-power nuclear charges is provided for by the US nuclear doctrine adopted by President Donald Trump… The test demonstrates that the United States’ nuclear deterrent is modern, robust, flexible, ready and appropriately tailored to deter 21st-century threats and reassure our allies. Test launches are not a response or reaction to world events or regional tensions,” the US Air Force statement said.(emphasis added) – Comment: No worries, folks, it’s only 5D chess…

Saudi Arabia Looking For New Executioners As Its Set To Break the Execution Record in 2019https://southfront.org/saudi-arabia-looking-for-new-executioners-as-its-set-to-break-the-execution-record-in-2019/ – “No special qualifications are needed for the jobs whose main role is “executing a judgement of death” but also involves performing amputations on those convicted of lesser offences… The job advertisement for eight executioners was reportedly published on the civil service jobs portal… The Kingdom was looking for executioners back in 2015, with more or less the same advertisement, according to reports… It would appear that adhering to the Sharia-law and executing people when ordered by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman isn’t the most attractive position… Since the start of 2014, Saudi Arabia has executed almost 600 people. In 2018 the number sat at 140… Statistics project that more than 170 people will be executed in 2019, which would be a record for modern times.” – Comment: They’re off to a good start.

Venezuela – Random Guyaidó’s New Coup Attempt Turns Out to Be A Dangerous Joke – by Moon of Alabama – https://www.moonofalabama.org/2019/04/venezuela-random-guyaid%C3%B3-launches-new-coup-attempt.htmlA compilation of news bites assembled throughout the day of the failed coup, May 1st.

Couple Spends 20 Years Planting an Entire Forest and Animals Have Returned – By Kelly Richman-Abdou – https://mymodernmet.com/sebastiao-salgado-forest/ – “Nearly 30 years ago, Brazilian photojournalist Sebastião Ribeiro Salgado returned from East Africa, where he was on location documenting the horrors of the Rwanda genocide. Following this traumatizing project, Salgado was to take over his family’s sprawling cattle ranch in Minas Gerais—a region he remembered as a lush and lively rainforest. Unfortunately, the area had undergone a drastic transformation; only about 0.5% was covered in trees, and all of the wildlife had disappeared. ‘The land,’ he tells The Guardian, ‘was as sick as I was.’.. Then, his wife Lélia had an idea: they should replant the forest. In order to support this seemingly impossible cause, the couple set up the Instituto Terra, an “environmental organization dedicated to the sustainable development of the Valley of the River Doce,” in 1998. Over the next several years, the Salgados and the Instituto Terra team slowly but surely rebuilt the 1,754-acre forest, transforming it from a barren plot of land to a tropical paradise.”

Pompeo: US Ready For “Military Action” In Venezuela If It’s Needed To Restore “Democracy”https://southfront.org/pompeo-us-ready-for-military-action-in-venezuela-if-its-needed-to-restore-democracy/ – ” ‘If the question is, is the United States prepared to consider military action if that’s what it takes to restore the democracy there in Venezuela, the [US] president’s been consistent and unambiguous about that, that the option to use military force is available if that’s what is ultimately called for,” Pompeo told Fox News on May 1.” – Comment: The Florida Maquis video linked above shows two large flotillas (total 50 large vessels) off the North coast of Venezuela, and 2 Aircraft Carrier Groups are headed South from both the West and East coasts of North Amercica.

Leopoldo López Emerges from House Arrest to Bless Failed Coup and Invite US Gov’t into Guaidó Regime – As his statement yesterday and his past have revealed, Leopoldo López’s machinations will be in service to the U.S. government, his greatest political patron, as opposed to the people of his country – by Whitney Webb – https://www.mintpressnews.com/leopoldo-lopez-invites-us-guaido-regime/258056/ – “According to Bloomberg reporter Andrew Rosati, who was present for López’s and Guaidó’s announcement of the now-failed “military uprising,” López told him and other foreign reporters that he and Guaidó — after speaking to high-ranking government officials throughout the Americas and their political allies within Venezuela — wanted the United States government to be a part of the government they hope to install if they succeed in ousting Venezuela’s current president, Nicolás Maduro… The claim received very little media attention, given the day’s events, despite the fact that López, long believed to be the power behind Guaidó and the architect of his rise to power, stated that Guaidó’s parallel government would aim to essentially turn the country into a colony of the United States. López did not elaborate as to the extent of the role he and Guaidó hoped to see the U.S. play in a future Venezuelan government. Yet, any planned role for the U.S. government in Venezuela’s government would gravely undermine Venezuela’s national sovereignty and any semblance of independence of a future Guaidó-led administration… López’s statement stands in stark contrast to Guaidó’s public claims that he seeks to return political power to the Venezuelan people from the “dictator” and “usurper,” Guaidó’s words of choice to describe the recently re-elected Maduro. Indeed, it seems to have been a surprisingly honest admission from López that reveals that Guaidó’s parallel government — the existence of which was prompted by a phone call from U.S. Vice President Mike Pence to Guaidó — is actively seeking to install foreign-directed rule in Venezuela.”

From the Jumping-The-Shark Desk: Russia put nuclear missiles in Venezuela, Rep. Diaz-Balart suggests – by Victor Garcia – https://www.foxnews.com/world/rep-diaz-balart-russia-put-nuclear-missiles-in-venezuela – “Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart, R-Fla., appeared on “Tucker Carlson Tonight” Tuesday and made a case for backing opposition to disputed Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro and suggested that Russia had installed nuclear missiles in the South American nation… ‘Imagine if this regime that now is receiving a lot of international pressure survives, is it or is it not potentially a green light, an open door for the Russians and for the Chinese and for others to increase their activity against our national security interest right here in our hemisphere,’ Diaz-Balart told Carlson… ‘The United States, the closest we ever came to nuclear war was because the Russians put missiles, right, nuclear missiles in Cuba,’ Diaz-Balart said… ‘Are you saying the Russians will put nuclear missiles in Venezuela?’ Carlson asked… ‘What I am suggesting is that they are already there,’ Diaz-Balart said. He did not offer any evidence. Russia famously landed a nuclear-capable bomber (as if that means anything at all – “nuclear capable” bombers cannot carry ICBM’s) in the country late last year and recently confirmed that it has military personnel in the country.” (emphasis added)Comment: Just like the U.S. has troops in 2/3’s of all the countries in the world. If you’re interested in plumbing the depths of the insanity of DC, article includes a jaw-dropping 7 minute video of Carlson’s segment.

5*1*19~IDENTITY OF THE D.C. OPERATIVE IN VENEZUELA REVEALED(!)MONTHS LONG PLOT TOTALLY UNRAVELED(!) (14 min) – by Florida Maquis

https://youtu.be/CP3LOGFgvgw

$1 Billion In Iranian Crude Is Stranded At A Chinese Port – by Tyler Durden – https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-04-30/1-billion-iranian-crude-stranded-chinese-port – Regardless of what happens to the oil, the incident serves as a reminder of the many annoyances that US sanctions create for its geopolitical rivals. Every barrel of China has sitting offshore that its refineries can’t touch is one more reason for Beijing to pursue the creation of an alternative payments channel that’s outside of American control…and more incentive for Chinese refineries, at the government’s behest, to push exporters to accept payment in yuan, something that the Shanghai-traded, yuan-denominated oil futures have already incentivized… The US should acknowledge the perverse incentives for de-dollarization that its own policies have created – something that one of America’s favorite boogeyman has labeled a “colossal strategic mistake.”

Beyond Smart Cities: The Role of Utilities in Enabling Smart Regions – Thanks to their scale and infrastructure, electric utilities can play a central role in creating smart regions, and reap the benefits – by Benson Chan – https://www.tdworld.com/smart-utility/beyond-smart-cities-role-utilities-enabling-smart-regions – “Utilities are ideal smart region builders. They operate in and service large geographic regions that span multiple counties and hundreds of cities. They have deep customer knowledge and established relationships with every city and county in the region. They have infrastructure, personnel and facilities throughout the region. More importantly, some of that existing infrastructure, such as distribution poles, streetlights and AMI networks, are ideal platforms to build new smart services quickly and economically… This opportunity calls for the utility company to place IoT sensors and controllers on their poles, streetlights and towers, and offer it to cities as a managed smart city service. One example is to place streetlight controllers (and dimmers) onto existing LED streetlights, and then offering it to the city as “streetlight as a service”. Other smart city devices, such as air quality monitors, pedestrian and vehicle counters/trackers, cameras, EV charging, and digital signage, can be offered as a service in the future.” (emphasis added) – Comment: Regional plans will use laws already on the books in many states to over-ride planning decisions at local county and municipal levels. This article does not mention how utility corporations may profit from these activities.

JPMorgan: We Are Fast Approaching The Point Where Banks Run Out Of Liquidity – by Tyler Durden – https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-04-27/jpmorgan-we-are-approaching-point-again-where-us-banks-run-out-liquidity – “Last week we first noted that something unexpected has been going on in overnight funding markets: ever since March 20, the Effective Fed Funds rate has been trading above the IOER. This was unexpected for the simple reason that it is not supposed to happen by definition… As a reminder, ever since the financial crisis, in order to push the effective fed funds rate above zero at a time of trillions in excess reserves, the Fed was compelled to create a corridor system for the fed funds rate which was bound on the bottom and top by two specific rates controlled by the Federal Reserve: the corridor “floor” was the overnight reverse repurchase rate (ON-RRP) which usually coincides with the lower bound of the fed funds rate, while on top, the effective fed funds rate is bound by the rate the Fed pays on Excess Reserves (IOER), i.e., the corridor “ceiling.”.. Or at least that’s the theory. In practice, the effective FF tends to occasionally diverge from this corridor, and when it does, it prompts fears that the Fed is losing control over the most important instrument available to it: the price of money, which is set via the fed funds rate. And ever since March 20, this fear is front and center because as shown in the chart below, starting on March 20, the effective Fed Funds rate rose above the IOER first by just 1 basis point, and then, last Friday spiked as much as 4 bps above IOER… In short, there is still some $1.4 trillion in excess reserve sloshing in the financial system as a remnant from the trillions in liquidity generated by the Fed but, drumroll, it is no longer enough to ensure that the US financial system won’t suffer some “unexpected event.”.. In short: we are slowly but surely approaching that moment when the US financial system will yet again be the catalyst for the next crisis. Until then, keep a very close eye on total borrowings under the Fed’s discount window: once it spikes from its 8 year slumber, all bets are off.” (emphasis added)

So It Begins: Moscow to Grant Russian Citizenship to Inhabitants of East Ukraine Rebel Republics – by Marko Marjanović – https://russia-insider.com/en/so-it-begins-moscow-grant-russian-citizenship-inhabitants-east-ukraine-rebel-republics/ri26874 – “Kiev can’t reclaim rebel Donbass without the help of Russia, but there isn’t and will likely never be a Ukrainian politician self-assured enough to take the political risk of granting Donbass autonomy to do it, and Kremlin for its own domestic political reasons can’t push the rebels under Kiev without it, even if it wanted to… That makes Minsk dead, under Zelensky as much as under Poroshenko. Moscow likely held off on the citizenship/passport decision to avoid unnecessarily boosting Poroshenko in the election, but that it didn’t even wait for Zelensky to be sworn in, goes to show it understands the latter isn’t fundamentally different. In reality Zelensky shares the exact same nationalist approach on East Ukraine, he just focused on the economy and corruption more — something that Poroshenko who had failed on these two could not do.”

Blackwater Founder Calling For 5,000 Mercenaries To Topple Maduro – by Tyler Durden – https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-04-30/blackwater-founder-calling-5000-mercenaries-topple-venezuelas-maduro – “Prince has reportedly sought access to Trump administration officials to whom he’s attempting to pitch the whole operation, said to involve some 5,000 soldiers-for-hire to be used by opposition leader Juan Guaido, according to multiple sources who spoke to Reuters. The controversial private security CEO has sought investments from both Trump supporters and wealthy Venezuelan exiles, and reportedly held meetings over the plan as recently as mid-April… Reuters’ sources described some of the details of the proposed Venezuela coup plan as follows: ‘The two sources with direct knowledge of Prince’s pitch said it calls for starting with intelligence operations and later deploying 4,000 to 5,000 soldiers-for-hire from Colombia and other Latin American nations to conduct combat and stabilization operations.’ ”

This just happened in CA! LΑSΞRS, MICRΟWΑVES and D.Ξ.W.s…Oh my. (16 min) – Very interesting composition of the armaments of General Dynamics “Stryker” fighting vehicles on a 1 mile long train filmed near Sacramento, California.

https://youtu.be/q3eh2qhibRE

US Presidential Election 2020 – Big Pharma Vs Trump… – by Tim Bolen – https://bolenreport.com/us-presidential-election-2020-big-pharma-vs-trump/ – “YOU Donald, are America’s only hope to actually fix US health care… The Democrats are useless for this issue and are ONLY interested in a one-size-fits-all drugs, drugs, vaccines, drugs, drugs, drugs, vaccines, drugs, drugs, vaccines, drugs, vaccines, more vaccines, more drugs, and drugs to counter the too-many-drugs-problem… Big Pharma and the Democrats: It does not matter which Democratic Party presidential candidate wins their Primary election. California has shown us that every one of them is already owned by Big Pharma… Every one.”

4*30*19~THE EVENT,…THAT WASN’T…*FIZZLE FIZZLE…FAIL! (12 min) – This video from the Florida Maquis briefly lays out the real nature of the failed “coup” attempt by Washington DC and its puppet “random guy” Juan Guaido and Guaido’s mentor Leopoldo Lopez, who’s now in hiding in the Chilean embassy in Caracas. Easy to watch at 1.5x speed. The Maquis comments that the now famous scene of the armored vehicle jumping the median and injuring people was possibly not Venezuelan military but a defector – Ryan Cristian of The Last American Vagabond showed evidence on yesterday’s Daily Wrap-up that armored vehicles were hijacked by army deserters, so I’d say it’s likely that they attacked their own supporters for propaganda purposes. Anyway, this was a MUCH SMALLER exercise on the part of the regime-change team than has been indicated by the compromised MSM.

https://youtu.be/FauIdXexO88

California Mayor Admits Local Government Has “Lost Control” of 5G Rollout – by Derrick Broze – https://theconsciousresistance.com/2019/03/california-mayor-admits-local-government-has-lost-control-of-5g-rollout/ – “During a recent city council meeting the Mayor of Danville, California admitted that the council had “lost control” of the 5G rollout to the federal government and Big Wireless… On March 6, the Danville Town Council voted four to one to block a permit for an upcoming small cell wireless installation by Verizon. During the meeting, Danville Mayor Robert Storer stated that the vote was an effort to stand up to the federal government and telecommunications companies, like Verizon… The Danville Town Council’s decision to deny the land use-permit for the small cell opens the town to possible lawsuits from Verizon… ‘We’ve made a lot of difficult decisions over the years, and this one is right up there in my top three. But that is exactly why somebody elects us to do the right things,’ Mayor Robert Storer said during the council meeting. ‘We’ve lost local control and this says: ‘You know what? We are sick of this and we’re not going to just sit here and be bulled over.’ We say no; we play our cards out. We’ve been in

Trans Teen Gets Court Order Against ‘Misgendering’ Dad: Words Are Violence – by Michael Lee – https://pluralist.com/canada-court-dad-misgendering-transgender-teen-violence/ – “A transgender teenager last week convinced a Canadian judge to make his dad stop “misgendering” him…In the April 15 protection order, British Columbia Supreme Court Justice Francesca Marzari’s said the father was “harming his child” by refusing to accept his male gender identity. She barred him from continuing to “misgender” or “deadname” the biological girl in public or private… In court documents, the father was identified only as CD, and the 14-year-old child was called AB… ‘I find that his father’s expressions of rejection of AB’s gender identity, both publicly and privately, constitutes family violence against AB,’ Marzari said. ‘Finally, I find that CD’s conduct in this regard is persistent and unlikely to cease in the absence of a clear order to restrain it.’ ” (emphasis added)

Sri Lanka: Supposed ‘ISIS’ Attack Targets Another Ally of China – by Tony Cartalucci – https://21stcenturywire.com/2019/04/25/sri-lanka-supposed-isis-attack-targets-another-ally-of-china/ – ‘Sri Lanka has recently and decisively pivoted toward Beijing as a major partner of the One Belt, One Road (OBOR) initiative. This is despite Washington’s best efforts to prevent it from doing so… Consequently, extremists fuelled by Washington’s “clash of civilizations” have helped set the stage for growing violence between Sir Lanka’s majority Buddhists and its minority Muslim communities. The resulting violence serves as a medium for US coercion, destabilization, and intervention aimed at undermining Sri Lanka’s unity as a nation, and thus its viability as a partner for China… A nearly identical ploy has been used in nearby Myanmar where US-backed Buddhist extremists battle against US-Saudi-Qatari backed extremism rising from the ranks of the nation’s Muslim Rohingya minority… The resulting violence and growing humanitarian crisis – without coincidence – is unfolding in Myanmar’s Rakhine state – precisely where China is attempting to build another leg of its region-spanning OBOR initiative.” (underlined emphasis added)

Coup fizzles? Guaido’s mentor seeks refuge in Chile’s Venezuela embassyhttps://www.rt.com/news/457985-venezuela-coup-fizzles-lopez-chile/ – “Lopez had been under house arrest since 2017, but was seen at the side of Guaido – who had declared himself “interim president” of Venezuela in January – on Tuesday morning, as supporters of the US-backed opposition sought to take control of Caracas by force… By the afternoon, however, Chilean Foreign MInister Roberto Ampuero tweeted that Lopez, his wife Lilian Tintori, and their daughter were “guests” of the Chilean diplomatic mission in Caracas, adding that “Chile reaffirms commitment to Venezuelan democrats.” – Comment: Couldn’t happen to a nicer guy…

$220,000 For Every Man, Woman And Child – America Is Now 72 Trillion Dollars In Debt – by Michael Snyder – http://theeconomiccollapseblog.com/archives/220000-for-every-man-woman-and-child-america-is-now-72-trillion-dollars-in-debt – “So if you have a family of four, your share of all this debt is $880,000… This debt bubble has been growing much, much faster than the overall economy for a very long time. When Ronald Reagan took office the total amount of debt in our system was less than 5 trillion dollars, and when George W. Bush took office the total amount of debt in our system was just over 29 trillion dollars… Just prior to the last financial crisis we surpassed the 54 trillion dollar mark, and so since that time we have added nearly 18 trillion dollars to our total… Of course all of this debt will never actually be paid off. The only thing left to do is to keep this debt bubble going for as long as possible, and the only way to do that is to keep it growing at a faster pace than the overall economy is growing.” (emphasis added)

UPS helps big pharma: Vaccines made ‘easy’ for all adults in their home – by Sara Middleton – https://www.naturalhealth365.com/vaccines-ups-2955.html – “What is this news exactly? In short, it’s a new pilot vaccination project between UPS and vaccine manufacturer Merck. The pilot intends to ship vaccines all over the country and have them administered by “professionals” within your very own home… Concerned about vaccines? ‘Don’t worry’ says big pharma and UPS, as they roll out plans to make it easier to get vaccinated – but, at what cost?.. These days, the world’s largest package delivery service seems all too willing to push their nose into the American people’s private lives and medical decision-making… According to an article recently published by major news outlet Reuters, ‘UPS is targeting a larger slice of the $85 billion outsourced healthcare logistics market.’ By outsourced, this means “home delivery” health – aka taking the vaccination propaganda on the road… In other words, UPS will be teaming up with major pharmaceutical powerhouses to get vaccines delivered straight to a person’s very own house – no doubt with the ultimate goal of bringing vaccines past as many thresholds as possible in America.”

Wealthy Elitists Freak Out As Hordes Of Homeless People Take Over Their Neighborhoods All Over The West Coast – by Michael Snyder – https://www.activistpost.com/2019/04/wealthy-elitists-freak-out-as-hordes-of-homeless-people-take-over-their-neighborhoods-all-over-the-west-coast.html – “With all of the money that they have, you would think that the major cities on the West Coast would be showing the rest of the nation how to deal with homelessness, but instead things continue to get worse with each passing year… And of course what we have seen so far is just the beginning. During the next recession, the homelessness crisis will be far, far worse than it is today… America should not have more than half a million people living in the streets, but we do, and those in power do not seem to have any solutions.” (emphasis added)

For the Week of 4/22/19:

Verizon Announces 20 More U.S. Cities to Get 5G Despite Telecom Admitting No Studies Say It’s Safe, Widespread Opposition, 5G Failure, and Future Lawsuits – by B.N. Frank – https://www.activistpost.com/2019/04/verizon-announces-20-more-u-s-cities-to-get-5g-despite-telecom-admitting-no-studies-say-its-safe-widespread-opposition-5g-failure-and-future-lawsuits.htmlVerizon acknowledged in 2014 that future lawsuits and settlements were probable due to their cell phones and towers. But whatever. On Thursday, they released the names of 20 additional U.S. cities that will get 5G Ultra Wideband service in 2019: Atlanta, Boston, Charlotte, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus, Dallas, Des Moines, Denver, Detroit, Houston, Indianapolis, Kansas City, Little Rock, Memphis, Phoenix, Providence, San Diego, Salt Lake City and Washington DC. That’s right – other U.S. cities already have 5G from Verizon and other telecom companies (See 1, 2) New Yorkers were complaining about it last summer because they were becoming sick from it and their pets were too… On top of that – some Verizon 5G projects are already failing and more are predicted to fail. Of course, since American taxpayers seem to have paid for 5G anyway, why should Verizon care?.. From CBS Sacramento, “Research Firm Believes Verizon 5G Home In Sacramento May Not Succeed”: Sacramento is one of four US cities where Verizon began rolling out fixed wireless broadband last October and an analysis conducted specifically in Sacramento by Moffett Nathanson Research suggests that nearly six months later, fewer than one tenth of one percent of people living in single family homes here have signed up for the service. The study concedes that while multi-family dwellings could boost the percentage, it was not possible to determine the number of subscribers in large apartment and condominium complexes… The research revealed that the 273 small 5G cell sites installed by Verizon under an agreement with the city of Sacramento cover less than six percent of residential addresses in the seven zip codes analyzed — and of those eligible addresses, fewer than half have signed on with Verizon…A previous analysis of Verizon 5G Home in Sacramento by EJL Wireless Research focused on the technical challenges facing the service which uses millimeter wave technology with a very short range. The author of that report estimated Verizon would need as many as 4,000 5G sites to adequately cover Sacramento… While addressing the technical issues involving Verizon 5G Home, the Moffett Nathanson analysis focuses more on the potential profitability of the service. The report concludes that Verizon’s assumption that wireless broadband is cheaper to deploy than fiber is flawed, and offers a model showing the cost of running fiber to subscribers’ homes system-wide could actually be 64 percent cheaper than installing small cell wireless.” (underlined emphasis added)

Crowngate: The Greatest Criminal Conspiracy in U.S. History – by John Barnwell – https://aim4truth.org/2019/04/28/crowngate-the-greatest-criminal-conspiracy-in-u-s-history/Comment: More juicy Spy-vs-Spy tidbits than you can shake a stick at…

An alternate view on our “Rosy” economy: The Real Unemployment Number Reaches Highest Level Ever Recorded (10 min):

https://youtu.be/2jXOI-WRKJQ?t=19</a&gt;

US, Russia, and China Agree on Pulling Troops From Afghanistan – by Jason Ditz – https://theantimedia.com/us-russia-china-agree-pulling-troops-afghanistan/ – “The general idea is that the US and allied forces would leave Afghanistan as part of a peace deal, which would come with a commitment from the Taliban to keep ISIS and al-Qaeda out of the country… These are the terms which were already reported to have been coming out of US-Taliban talks, and the State Department’s own statement said the other nations support an “orderly and responsible withdrawal of foreign troops.”.. Negotiating the specifics beyond this framework, including timing, has yet to be done, and US efforts to get the Taliban talking with the Afghan government are on hold after Afghan officials failed to show for last week’s meeting.” (emphasis added)

This is a crucial episode of the UK Column News, for today April 26. I’ve timestamped it at the point where Brian Gerrish and Mike Robinson start talking about specifics on how PM Theresa May and the UK political high command are collaborating with the éminences grise of the EU to surrepticiously merge the UK Military in EU Military Union. They show a letter by Plymouth, England Member of Parliament Johnny Mercer telling a constituent that forces around the Munich Security Council are determining UK Military Policy. Then they dive into the nature of this grouping around the MSC, which includes people, countries and organizations that appear to be making policy for something akin to a One World Global Military. The UK Column is one of the few truly independent media sources in the world today. This report should be of interest to anyone wanting to understand the bigger picture of how the institutions of global control are now operating.UK Column News – 26th April 2019 (timestamped – I recommend going back to the start and watching the whole episode):

https://youtu.be/nY_e269H3dY?t=1511

Skip the Surveillance By Opting Out of Face Recognition At Airports – by Jason Kelley – https://www.activistpost.com/2019/04/skip-the-surveillance-by-opting-out-of-face-recognition-at-airports.html – “Passengers Will Bear the Burden of Privacy Invasion, Not Airlines or Government Agencies: It’s easy for companies and agencies to tout the convenience of this sort of massive data collection and sharing scheme. But as we’ve seen in notable privacy fiascos over the last few years—from Facebook’s Cambridge Analytica scandal, to the breaches of the Office of Personnel Management and Equifax in the U.S., to the constant hacking of India’s national biometric database, Aadhar—it’s the customers and passengers who will bear the burden when things go wrong, and they will go wrong. These vast biometric databases will create huge security and privacy risks, with the additional concern that a company leaking your passwords or credit card numbers is nothing compared to it leaking your biometric data. While you can change a password, you can’t easily change your face.”

NASA declares carbon dioxide is GREENING the Earth… reveals how Green New Death is a DEATH cult that would collapse global ecology https://www.naturalnews.com/2019-04-26-nasa-declares-carbon-dioxide-is-greening-the-earth.html

NASA link from Natural News article linked above: Carbon Dioxide Fertilization Greening Earth, Study Findshttps://www.nasa.gov/feature/goddard/2016/carbon-dioxide-fertilization-greening-earthClimate remarks from this article, with comments (in parentheses): “While rising carbon dioxide concentrations in the air can be beneficial for plants, it is also the chief culprit of climate change. The gas, which (at 4 parts PER 10,000 !?) traps heat in Earth’s atmosphere, has been increasing since the industrial age due to the burning of oil, gas, coal and wood for energy and is continuing to reach concentrations not seen in at least 500,000 years (an eyeblink in the existence of the planet). The impacts of climate change include global warming (CO2 effects not proven), rising sea levels (sea level rise has remained steady at 2-3mm/year since before significant increase in CO2 in atmosphere), melting glaciers (evidence shows many glaciers are now growing) and sea ice (I have satellite animations that show that geoengineering has been blowing warm air CONSTANTLY across the Bering Straits and Alaska into the Arctic for years to melt the ice, which doesn’t increase sea level) as well as more severe weather events (this is rank propaganda, there is no evidence for a dramatic increase in violent weather)…. The beneficial impacts of carbon dioxide on plants may also be limited, said co-author Dr. Philippe Ciais, associate director of the Laboratory of Climate and Environmental Sciences, Gif-suv-Yvette, France. “Studies have shown that plants acclimatize, or adjust, to rising carbon dioxide concentration and the fertilization effect diminishes over time.” (This last sentence is typical of the kinds of propaganda used to keep people from thinking something might actually be beneficial. I have also seen full articles written suggesting that plants that grow better with more CO2 have lower nutritional value. Basically, CO2 is still bad, and especially PAY NO ATTENTION TO THE EFFECTS OF SOLAR ACTIVITY ON EARTH’S CLIMATE !!!) – Also: The Earth is cooling and will get colder through the mid-centuryThe Latest on the Double-Dynamo Solar Model, and Dr. Zharkova’s Predictions of a Grand Minimum – https://nextgrandminimum.com/2018/12/12/the-latest-on-the-double-dynamo-solar-model-and-dr-zharkovas-predictions-of-a-grand-minimum/Comment: Cooling will be a MUCH more serious and deadly challenge for humanity than “Global Warming®” ever was.

Pentagon set to expand military role along southern border – by Greg Jaffe, Missy Ryan and Nick Miroff – https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/pentagon-set-to-expand-military-role-along-southern-border/2019/04/26/f2b04666-682a-11e9-82ba-fcfeff232e8f_story.html – “Senior Defense Department officials have recommended that acting defense secretary Patrick Shanahan approve a new request from the Department of Homeland Security to provide military lawyers, cooks and drivers to assist with handling a surge of migrants along the southern border… The move would require authorizing waivers for about 300 troops to a long-standing policy prohibiting military personnel from coming into contact with migrants… The Pentagon has approved only one previous request to waive the policy since the beginning of Trump’s recent border buildup, in order to provide migrants with emergency medical care if required. There are about 2,900 active-duty and 2,000 National Guard troops along the border.”

Algerians recall Black Spring as repression rises – Faced with intensifying police crackdown, members of peaceful protest movement fear it may turn violent – by Ilhem Rachidi – https://www.asiatimes.com/2019/04/article/algerians-recall-black-spring-as-repression-rises/ – “Eighteen years ago in Algeria, high school student Massinissa Guermah was arrested and shot by a gendarmerie brigade in the northern Kabylie region of the country. His death on April 20, 2001, spurred an uprising known as the “Black Spring,” which lasted two years, leaving 128 people dead and as many as 5,000 wounded… Eighteen years later, nearly to the day, 23-year-old protester Ramzy Yettou succumbed to a head injury suffered during a demonstration. The young man had spent a week in a coma, reportedly after being struck in the head by police during a demonstration in Algiers on April 12… Family members including his brother, as well as several witnesses, dismissed the authorities’ claim he fell from a truck and said they would not be silenced.”

US China hawks grieve in their era of discontent – Steve Bannon and Kyle Bass lead group in condemnation of leadership in Beijing, both fearful of its threat and yet somehow also confident in its imminent failure – by Christopher Scott – https://www.asiatimes.com/2019/04/article/us-china-hawks-grieve-in-their-era-of-discontent/ – ” ‘China’s not the rising power. We’re not the declining power,’ contended Steve Bannon, former White House chief strategist in the Trump administration… ‘It’s the Westphalian system that works. It’s freedom that works. What better example do you need than Hong Kong and Taiwan and what the Chinese Americans have done in the United States of America,’ he continued.”

From the Rust-Never-Sleeps Desk: Huawei to help autonomous cars ride 5G wave – First 5G-ready chip unveiled by Huawei, in collaboration with Jaguar Land Rover and Audi – https://www.asiatimes.com/2019/04/article/huawei-to-help-autonomous-cars-ride-5g-wave/ – “In what is an ambitious crossover into the car industry and transportation sector, Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei has launched the world’s first 5G-ready communications module for autonomous vehicles. The company now looks to apply its expertise and market dominance to blaze a new trail that feeds into its goals in the nascent worldwide roll-out of 5G telecommunications… The Shenzhen-based firm claims that its MH5000 chip family is the world’s first 5G car module set capable of piggybacking on its own 5G gear and base stations to marshal traffic and guide self-driving vehicles for higher mobility. The MH5000 module is based on its Balong 5000 5G chip launched in January.”

Xi takes a conciliatory tone at Belt & Road Forum – President’s speech aimed at responding to criticism that China was luring countries into debt traps – by Jeff Pao – https://www.asiatimes.com/2019/04/article/xi-takes-a-conciliatory-tone-at-belt-road-forum/ – “China will ensure the sustainability of its Belt and Road projects commercially and financially to improve the livelihoods of people in neighboring countries, Chinese President Xi Jinping assured the crowd in his opening speech at the second Belt and Road Forum in Beijing on Friday… Xi claimed China would introduce well-recognized rules and standards in its Belt and Road projects to ensure they are of high-standard, beneficial to people and sustainable… ‘Belt and Road projects should commit to a people-centered approach, targeted at eliminating poverty, creating jobs and improving people’s livelihood,’ he said in the forum, which was attended by 37 world leaders and 5,000 other representatives from 150 countries.”

U.S. economy grew 3.2 percent in early 2019, smashing expectations – by Heather Long – https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2019/04/26/us-economy-grew-percent-early-smashing-expectations/ – “The U.S. economy expanded at a strong 3.2 percent annualized rate from January through March, the government reported Friday, blowing past expectations and causing elation among President Trump and his advisers… Better-than-expected growth, the ongoing strength in the job market and fresh stock market highs this week are allaying fears that a recession or severe downturn is on the horizon. The slowdown in Europe and China appears to have had little effect on the United States so far.” – Comment:

The National Background Investigations Bureau Moves to the Department of Defensehttps://dod.defense.gov/News/News-Releases/News-Release-View/Article/1823738/the-national-background-investigations-bureau-moves-to-the-department-of-defense/ – “President Trump signed an executive order April 24, 2019 that, in combination with the National Defense Authorization Act of 2018, section 925, shifts the primary responsibility for conducting background investigations for the federal government from the Office of Personnel Management to the Department of Defense. This executive order reflects the administration’s commitment to reform the personnel vetting enterprise to ensure a trusted federal workforce and achieve an efficient, effective, and secure operation that meets all government-wide needs for background investigations.” – Comment: Nothing to see here, move along…

Parents Share Their Pain of Being Wrongly Accused of Child Abuse and Losing Their Children – by Brian Shilhavy – http://healthimpactnews.com/2019/parents-share-their-pain-of-being-wrongly-accused-of-child-abuse-and-losing-their-children/ – “Most of the stories we have covered over the years here at Health Impact News on our MedicalKidnap.com website have focused on the unjust and horrible practice of removing children from good parents, and their fight to get their children back… However, what is seldom reported is what happens to these families after the ordeal is over, even if they are able to have their children returned… The pain and suffering leave horrendous scars, and as a nation how do we respond to the mother’s question below: ‘How will I heal from this?’ ”

Iran Warns False Flag “Accident” Could “Lure” Trump Into War – by Tyler Durden – https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-04-24/irans-fm-vows-revolutionary-guards-defend-hormuz-strait-if-us-seals-it – “Following US declarations that Washington and its allies intend to take Iranian crude exports down to “zero” by cancelling waivers previously granted to eight nations, tensions are now soaring over the Strait of Hormuz, with Iran’s elite Revolutionary Guards (IRGC) attempting to lay down the law amid fears the US Navy could move to block Iran’s access, given the IRGC’s new terror designation… ‘I don’t think (Trump) wants war,’ Zarif said in an interview at the Iranian mission to the UN in New York, according to Reuters. ‘But that doesn’t exclude him being basically lured into one.’.. ‘Those who have designed the policies that are being pursued do not simply want a negotiated solution. But let me make it clear that Iran is not seeking confrontation, but will not escape defending itself,’ Zarif said further… The Iranian foreign minister also interestingly suggested the possibility that American operatives or their allies could try “to plot an accident” to create a broader crisis, in perhaps a continued cryptic reference to tensions in the Persian Gulf over the Strait of Hormuz… Along with tightening sanctions the White House has indicated it will take measures to halt Iranian shipments in international waters wherever its tankers are found.”

Pro-Vaccine Doctor Now Questions Vaccines After Researching Them – “The Science on Vaccines is Settled” is Wrong – by Braxton DeGarmo, MD – http://healthimpactnews.com/2019/pro-vaccine-doctor-now-questions-vaccines-after-researching-them-the-science-on-vaccines-is-settled-is-wrong/ – “First and foremost, everything you’ve ever heard or read stating that “the science on vaccines is settled” is wrong… Five years ago, I stood firmly in the pro-vaccine camp. As a physician, we were never taught specifically about vaccines, although we learned about the forms of immunity our bodies possess… We were told that vaccines worked, they were crucial to public health, and that we could trust the CDC, WHO, and other health agencies which had only our “best interests” at heart… Since retiring from practice, I’ve actually had the time to research the topic and discovered just how naive I was… This is just a “brief” summary of what I’ve learned. I could add pages and pages on each vaccine.”

U.S. Coast Guard releases new Arctic Strategic Outlookhttps://www.uscg.mil/arctic/ – “This Arctic Strategic Outlook reaffirms our commitment to American leadership in the region through partnership, unity of effort, and continuous innovation. This document establishes three lines of effort crucial to achieving long-term success: (1) Enhance capability to operate effectively in a dynamic Arctic domain, (2) Strengthen the rules-based order, and (3) Innovate and adapt to promote resilience and prosperity... In order to protect the Nation’s sovereign interests, fulfill obligations to the maritime community, and uphold the rule of law in the Arctic, the Coast Guard must be able to fully understand and operate freely in this vast and unforgiving environment. Over the past 15 years, the Nation’s strategic competitors have invested heavily in Arctic-capable assets, infrastructure, and relationships, some of which are targeted at eroding the influence of America and the rule of law. U.S. investments over that same period of time have been comparatively modest. This has resulted in a strategic resource gap that threatens the Nation’s ability to effectively uphold sovereignty and the Coast Guard’s ability to manage maritime risks inherent in increased human activity in the Arctic. Closing this gap requires persistent investment in capabilities and capacity for polar operations.” (emphasis added) – Comment: The rhetoric used on this page comes right out of the Atlanticist (U.S./UK/Israeli) playbook. They must continue down the path of war-by-other-means until all “strategic competitors” are vanquished.

Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s Interview For Zvezda Networkhttps://southfront.org/foreign-minister-sergey-lavrovs-interview-for-zvezda-network/ Lavrov speaks directly about the aftermath of the Ukrainian election and the continuing U.S. push for “regime change” in Venezuela.

War on Iran & Calling America’s Bluff – by Pepe Escobar – http://thesaker.is/war-on-iran-calling-americas-bluff/ – “If Tehran were totally cornered by Washington, with no way out, the de facto nuclear option of shutting down the Strait of Hormuz would instantly cut off 25 percent of the global oil supply. Oil prices could rise to over $500 a barrel, to even $1000 a barrel. The 2.5 quadrillion of derivatives would start a chain reaction of destruction… Unlike the shortage of credit during the 2008 financial crisis, the shortage of oil could not be made up by fiat instruments. Simply because the oil is not there. Not even Russia would be able to re-stabilize the market… It’s an open secret in private conversations at the Harvard Club – or at Pentagon war-games for that matter – that in case of a war on Iran, the U.S. Navy would not be able to keep the Strait of Hormuz open… Iran will find ways to get the oil flowing because the demand won’t simply vanish with a magic wave of an American hand. It’s time for creative solutions. Why not, for instance, refuel ships in international waters, accepting gold, all sorts of cash, debit cards, bank transfers in rubles, yuan, rupees and rials — and everything bookable on a website?.. A plausible scenario involves Moscow acting to defuse the extremely volatile U.S.-Iran confrontation, with the Kremlin and the Ministry of Defense trying to persuade President Donald Trump and the Pentagon from any direct attack against the IRGC. The inevitable counterpart is the rise of covert ops, the possible staging of false flags and all manner of shady Hybrid War techniques deployed not only against the IRGC, directly and indirectly, but against Iranian interests everywhere. For all practical purposes, the U.S. and Iran are at war… And let’s see whether the EU has grown a spine — and really turbo-charge their Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) alternative payment network conceived after the Trump administration ditched the JCPOA. Because more than breaking up Eurasia integration and implementing neocon regime change, this is about the ultimate anathema; Iran is being mercilessly punished because it has bypassed the U.S. dollar on energy trade.”

Zelenskii beat Poroshenko – what will happen next? – by The Saker – http://thesaker.is/zelenskii-beat-poroshenko-what-will-happen-next/ – “As everybody predicted, Poroshenko completely lost the election. As I wrote in my previous column, this is both amazing (considering Poro’s immense and extensive resources and the fact that his opponent was, literally, a clown (ok, a comic if you prefer). His defeat was also so predictable as to be almost inevitable: not only is the man genuinely hated all over the Ukraine (except for the Nazi crackpots of the Lvov region), but he made fatal blunders which made him even more detestable than usual.”

After Syria, Venezuela, Russian Military Prepares for Threat of ‘Hybrid War’ (Video – 8min) – https://russia-insider.com/en/after-syria-venezuela-russian-military-prepares-threat-hybrid-war-video/ri26833Another good short informative video from SouthFront.org

Your flight has ended: Boeing sends the US economy into a nosedive – by Vince Dhimos – http://www.newsilkstrategies.com/news–analysis/your-flight-has-ended-boeing-sends-the-us-economy-into-a-nosedive – ” ‘Boeing has spent more on congressional lobbying in the last twenty years than any other defence or aviation industry company. In 2018 alone, lobbying costs amounted to $ 15.1 million.’.. The largest recipient of these funds was the Republican “Senate Leadership Fund,” created by Senator Mitch McConnell. His wife, Elaine Chao, is Secretary of the Department of Transportation and oversees the FAA… On March 13, Acting Director of the Federal Aviation Administration, Dan Elwell, told reporters that the FAA’s decision regarding the certification of Boeing MAX aircraft was made ‘as a result of ongoing consultations with Elaine Chao.’ [relying on her extensive knowledge of humanities and banking]… According to estimates by JP Morgan chief economist Michael Feroli, the refusal of airlines to acquire the Boeing 737 MAX will cause more damage to the US economy than the recent 35-day government shutdown… ‘If Boeing is forced to stop production of 737 MAX, GDP growth will slow down by 0.6% on an annualized basis,’ Feroli calculated.’ For comparison: according to the Congressional Budget Office, the longest government recess in US history ended Jan. 25, cutting GDP by 0.4 percentage points.’.. JP Morgan analysts emphasize that orders for the Boeing 737 MAX account for about a quarter of total aircraft production in the United States. “Even if the release of 737 MAX proceeds, the problems of the airline will still negatively affect the American economy due to the slowdown in investment and the decline in the country’s gross exports,” Feroli warns… ‘If Americans are smart enough, they will see that the Boeing incident is not just a plane crash, it is a clear sign that the United States is at risk of losing dominance in the world,’ the article notes. ‘This country has long been at the top in the world, and it continues to indulge in the benefits of this position, refusing to innovate in favour of profit maximization; a predetermined historical replacement will be made that will not be subject to human will: Boeing airplanes will descend from heaven to earth, and the US will inevitably fly off its throne.’ ”

New York mayor targets classic skyscrapers with Green New Dealhttps://news.yahoo.com/york-mayor-targets-classic-skyscrapers-green-deal-195551528.html – “The Democratic mayor said that those who fail to meet the new environmental standards could face fines of more than a million dollars, in the case of larger buildings… The glass-sided towers that arose in the 1960s, and which have proven popular for their panoramic views, will only be approved in the future if they meet strict rules on energy efficiency… ‘Every day we wait is a day our planet gets closer to the point of no-return. New York City’s Green New Deal meets that reality head on,’ de Blasio said in a statement after signing off on measures adopted by the city council last week… In recent months, the mayor has unveiled a number of initiatives in line with the more left-leaning Democratic presidential contenders, including a health care plan that would provide coverage for all New York residents, including undocumented immigrants.”

From the Wake-Up-And-Smell-The-Apocalypse Desk: Ihor Kolomoyskyi (Wikipedia Page)https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ihor_Kolomoyskyi – “In April 2014 Kolomoyskyi offered a bounty for the capture of Russian-backed militants and incentives for the turning in of weapons.[40] He also is believed to have spent $10 million to create the Dnipro Battalion,[39][41] and also funded the Aidar, Azov, Dnepr 1, Dnepr 2, and Donbas volunteer battalions.[42]… Russia is asking for Kolomoyskyi to be put on Interpol’s wanted list.[43] On 2 July 2014 a Russian District Court authorized his arrest in absentia for “organizing the killing of civilians”.[44]… In March 2015, after the dismissal of Oleksandr Lazorko, who was a protege of Kolomoyskyi, as a chief executive of UkrTransNafta, Ukraine’s state-owned oil pipeline operator, men reported to be Kolomoyskyi’s personal militia raided the UkrTransNafta’s headquarters to expel the new government-appointed chief from the office. While Lazorko was in charge the state-owned pipelines had been delivering oil to an Kolomoisky-owned refinery in preference to competitors.[13][45] According to Kolomoyskyi the raids were done with the aim to protect the companies from raiders and he related to it as a “PR-stunt to improve the ratings of smaller parties”.[46]” – Comment: Kolomoyskyi is the force behind the successful campaign of Comedian Volodymyr Zelensky for President of Ukraine. During the Presidential campaign, Zelensky said that “he considered the leaders of the Donetsk People’s Republic and the Luhansk People’s Republic (DPR and LPR) to be Russia’s “puppets”, it would “make no sense to speak with them”, and that “he would not sign a law on amnesty for the militants of the DPR and LPR,” i.e. that all of the men who have defended the Donbass republics will be prosecuted as criminals after the long-anticipated war to occupy them by the arguably fascist Ukrainian government. Kolomoyskyi is a life-long Zionist and dual Israeli-Ukrainian citizen even though that is supposedly forbidden under Ukrainian law.

From the Times of Israel email list: Plant an Olive Tree!https://aabgu.org/donate/plant-an-olive-tree – “THE PERFECT GIFT FOR MOTHER’S DAY!.. Place your order by May 8 to guarantee delivery for Mother’s Day (within the U.S.)… (Planting olive trees in Israel’s Negev desert also makes great tribute gifts for graduations, weddings, Father’s Day, bar/bat mitzvah, memorial tributes, and any special occasion.).. Honor that special someone by planting an olive tree in Wadi Mashash, the experimental farm of Ben-Gurion University of the Negev. Your unique gift will help make Israel’s Negev desert bloom, while helping support invaluable agricultural research for people living in deserts and drylands.” – Comment: This from the Plucky Little (Jewish) Nation that is both displacing tens of thousands of Berbers from the Negev as we speak and destroying century-old olive trees in the West Bank to dispossess the Palestinians of what little remains of their property and cultural heritage. But, do it for Mom!

Russia Training “Psychic” Special Forces – Ministry Of Defense Journalhttps://southfront.org/russia-training-psychic-special-forces-ministry-of-defense-journal/ – ” ‘Whoever possesses the technique of metacontact can conduct, for example, non-verbal interrogation. He sees through the enemy soldier captured: what kind of person he is, what are his strengths and weaknesses, whether he will be recruited. The reliability of the interrogation is almost one hundred percent. It is impossible to “get out” of. Techniques of counteraction to such interrogation are taught to special forces soldiers in case of being taken prisoner, also the highest leaders of the country or the heads of large industrial and banking structures – in order to preserve state or commercial secrets.’.. ‘With an effort of thought you can, for example, crash computer programs, burn crystals in generators, eavesdrop on a conversation, or break television and radio broadcasts and communications. There was success in experiments such as reading a document lying in a safe, even if it is in a foreign language that we do not speak; identification of individuals belonging to the terrorist network; identifying potential candidates for terrorist groups.’ ”

Anti-vaxxers banned from raising money on GoFundMe – ‘We will remove any campaigns currently on the platform,’ says crowdfunding company – by Peter Stubley – https://www.independent.co.uk/news/health/antivax-gofundme-ban-donation-crowdfunding-vaccines-conspiracy-a8870716.html – Larry Cook, who promoted his fundraising efforts using Facebook adverts, targeted mothers with claims the medical community was covering up baby “slaughter”… GoFundMe spokesman Bobby Whithorne said: ‘Campaigns raising money to promote misinformation about vaccines violate GoFundMe’s terms of service and will be removed from the platform.’.. ‘We are conducting a thorough review and will remove any campaigns currently on the platform.’.. However The Independent has found several campaigns promoting the anti-vaxxer message still running on the site, three weeks after GoFundMe’s decision was reported by The Daily Beast… One, titled “Stop Non-INFO World Vaccinations”, spreads claims about a “national emergency” due to the US Centre for Disease Control injecting mercury into children and pregnant women to vaccinate them against flu.”

For the Week of 4/15/19:

Russia Warns Bolton: ‘Monroe Doctrine’ Remarks Insulting to Latin America – by Andre Vltchek – https://www.mintpressnews.com/russia-warns-bolton-monroe-doctrine-remarks-insult-latin-america/257331/ – “So, in theory, at least, this policy was supposed to be putting the brakes on European colonialist expansionism. This may sound almost unbelievable now… How very unfortunate that it has evolved into one of the most unscrupulous tools of oppression in modern history!.. Contradictory to its original meaning, the United States used the ‘Monroe Doctrine’ in order to overthrow basically all patriotic, progressive and left-wing governments in the Western Hemisphere; governments that resisted the selfish geo-political interests of Washington, or the interests of US corporations, including the infamous United Fruit Company which was notorious for treating virtually all Central American countries as if they were its private plantations.”

The Ukrainian elections – a short preview of the coming attraction – Mommy! Daddy! Look at the circus that came to town! 🙂 – by The Saker – http://thesaker.is/the-ukrainian-elections-a-short-preview-of-the-coming-attraction/

Anti-Vaxxers Are Just as Bad as Climate Deniers – by (aspiring Neo-Liberal) Sonali Kolhatkar – https://www.truthdig.com/articles/anti-vaxxers-are-just-as-bad-as-climate-deniers/ – “But the national and global trends spin a tale of two separate realities. An irrational fear of vaccines among well-educated and largely white Americans has fueled an utterly preventable and dangerous disease that had been considered “eliminated” by scientists. Reuters explained that ‘[a] growing and vocal fringe of parents in the United States oppose measles vaccines believing, contrary to scientific evidence, that ingredients in the vaccines can cause autism or other disorders.’.. ‘On a national level, overwhelmingly, the demographic is educated, relatively affluent white families’ that are choosing not to vaccinate their children. The epicenters of measles outbreaks are in liberal states such as California, New York, Oregon and Washington.” Comment: How’s that for the flagrant abuse of a logical fallacy?

US Defeat in Syria Leaves Only a Campaign of Spite – by Tony Cartalucci – https://21stcenturywire.com/2019/04/21/us-defeat-in-syria-leaves-only-a-campaign-of-spite/ – “The US-engineered proxy war against Syria, beginning in 2011 and the crescendo of the so-called “Arab Spring,” has ended in all but absolute defeat for Washington… Its primary goal of overthrowing the Syrian government and/or rendering the nation divided and destroyed as it has done to Libya has not only failed – but triggered a robust Russian and Iranian response giving both nations an unprecedented foothold in Syria and unprecedented influence throughout the rest of the region… Lamenting America’s defeat in Syria in the pages of Foreign Affairs is Brett McGurk – a career legal and diplomatic official in Washington whose most recent title was, “Special Presidential Envoy for the Global Coalition to Counter the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant.” He resigned in protest over alleged plans for a US withdrawal from its illegal occupation of eastern Syria.”

China’s Belt and Road Continues to Win Over Europe While Technocrats Scream and Howl – by Matthew Ehret – https://www.strategic-culture.org/news/2019/04/20/china-belt-road-continues-win-over-europe-while-technocrats-scream-howl.html – “On April 10th, China’s Premier Li Keqiang celebrated the completion of the 1st phase of the 2.5 kilometer Chinese-built Pelgesac Bridge in Croatia across the Bay of Mali Ston alongside Croatian Prime Minister Andrej Plenkovic. This ceremony marked a striking victory as the following day ushered in an important 16+1 Heads of State summit that saw Greece inducted as the newest member of a new alliance of Central and Eastern European nations who wish to cooperate with China. At this summit held on April 12, Greece’s Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras stated that this was “a very crucial moment for global and regional developments” and “we have to leave behind the crisis and find new models of regional and global cooperation.”

Al-Julani-style Leadership: Threats Appear To Be Main Motivation Of ‘Rebels’ To Combat Syrian Armyhttps://southfront.org/al-julani-style-leadership-threats-appear-to-be-main-motivation-of-rebels-to-combat-syrian-army/ – “After disappearing for more than two months, Abu Mohammad al-Julani, leader of Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS), held a meeting with eight senior commanders of other terrorist groups, including the Islamic Turkistan Party (TIP), Horas al-Din and Jaysh al-Izza, in the town of Atmaeh near the border with Turkey, Sputnik reported on April 20 citing local sources… The local sources said that al-Julani, who was reportedly accompanied by three Turkish-speaking militants, informed other terrorist commanders that the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) could launch a military operation in Idlib soon. He also ordered them to put their militants on a state of full alert and keep their vehicle-borne improvised explosive devices (VBIEDs) prepared for operation… ‘Al-Julani issued a strong threat to the leaders of armed groups and factions, warning against handing over any area within any agreement, stressing that the faction, which will hold any agreement without consulting him, will become a legitimate target for HTS’ fighters and will be treated as an enemy and a traitor,’ the sources said.”

FBI Arrests Leader Of Armed Militia Rounding Up Migrants At Southern Border – by Tyler Durden – https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-04-21/fbi-arrests-leader-armed-militia-rounding-migrants-southern-border – “The FBI on Saturday announced the arrest of Larry Hopkins, the leader of an armed militia comprised mostly of military veterans which has been stopping groups of migrants who have illegally entered the country, holding them at gunpoint, and then handing them over to Border Patrol agents, according to Reuters… Larry Hopkins, 69, was arrested in Sunland Park, New Mexico on a federal complaint charging him with being a felon in possession of firearms and ammunition, according to the FBI. The arrest of Hopkins, also known as Johnny Horton, comes two days after the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) accused the militia of illegally detaining migrants. In response, New Mexico governor Michelle Lujan Grisham (D) ordered an investigation… ‘We’re not worried about it, he’s going to be cleared,’ said Jim Benvie, a spokesman for the United Constitutional Patriots (UCP), which blamed the arrest on political pressure by the governor. Hopkins is known as the “national commander” of the group.”

FDA Approves Low-Level Electrical Pulse Forehead Patch to Be Worn by Children Ages 7-12 with ADHD While They Are Sleeping – by B.N. Frank – https://www.activistpost.com/2019/04/fda-approves-low-level-electrical-pulse-forehead-patch-to-be-worn-by-children-ages-7-12-with-adhd-while-they-are-sleeping.html – “Parents with children who have ADHD have my sympathy. Therapy takes a long time and doesn’t always work. It’s also not cheap. Dietary changes aren’t easy to implement. Drugs don’t always work and they aren’t necessarily cheap either. Drugs can also have horrible side effects. So there’s a new treatment that the FDA recently approved for kids ages 7-12 with ADHD: an electrical pulse patch to wear on their foreheads while they sleep… It was approved after a trial was conducted with 62 children. It’s also not cheap – unless a thousand bucks is chump change to you… Of course, putting an electrical pulse patch on a child’s forehead while they sleep and without medical assistance or supervision seems risky even before reading the warning: ‘The device should not be placed near a phone or used by children on an insulin pump, pacemaker or implanted neurostimulator,’ the FDA said.” (emphasis added)

The CFR LOVES Domestic Propaganda! – #PropagandaWatch (18 min) – by James Corbett – SHOW NOTES: https://www.corbettreport.com/?p=30888

https://youtu.be/b5tF9Ia1ALE

France said to tell Lebanon: Israel won’t tolerate Iranian-backed missile planthttps://www.timesofisrael.com/france-said-to-tell-lebanon-israel-wont-tolerate-iranian-backed-missile-plant/ – “France has warned Lebanon that Israel will not tolerate the existence of an Iranian-backed manufacturing facility for precision-guided missiles located inside the country, the London-based Arabic-language Al-Hayat newspaper reported on Saturday… Earlier this month, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo reportedly warned Beirut about a new missile production facility by Iranian proxy Hezbollah in Lebanon, saying that the actions of the terror group and Iran constituted a threat to both Israel and Lebanon.

In January, President Reuven Rivlin told French President Emmanuel Macron that Israel could be forced to strike Hezbollah’s rocket-building operations “in the heart of Beirut,” a development he warned would drag Lebanon into a punishing regional war that neither side wants. Rivlin stressed at the time that Israel holds the Lebanese government responsible for all military activity in its territory and urged Macron to use France’s diplomatic clout to convince Beirut to contain the Iran-backed Hezbollah… Diplomatic sources from within the Arab world told the newspaper details of the facility were conveyed to France from the US and originated with Israel.” (emphasis added)

The Public Banking Revolution Is Upon Us – by Ellen Brown – https://www.truthdig.com/articles/the-public-banking-revolution-is-upon-us/ – As public banking gains momentum across the country, policymakers in California and Washington state are vying to form the nation’s second state-owned bank, following in the footsteps of the highly successful Bank of North Dakota, founded in 1919. The race is extremely close, with state bank bills now passing their first round of committee hearings in both states’ senates.”

French envoy to US: Trump plan ‘very close to what Israel wants, 99% doomed’ – Gérard Araud, a former ambassador to Israel, says he’s ‘very close’ with Jared Kushner, whom he describes as ‘extremely smart but has no guts’ – https://www.timesofisrael.com/french-envoy-to-us-trump-plan-very-close-to-what-israel-wants-99-doomed – “Kushner, Araud claimed, ‘doesn’t know the history” of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, “and in a sense, it’s good — we are not here to say who is right, who is wrong; we are trying to find a way [toward a solution].’.. ‘So in a sense, I like it, but at the same time he is so rational, and he is so pro-Israeli also, that he may neglect the point that if you offer the Palestinians the choice between surrendering and committing suicide, they may decide the latter. Somebody like Kushner doesn’t understand that,’ he asserted… Israel is “extremely comfortable” with the status quo, he said, ‘because they [can] have the cake and eat it. They have the West Bank, but at the same time they don’t have to make the painful decision about the Palestinians, really making them really, totally stateless or making them citizens of Israel.’.. ‘They won’t make them citizens of Israel. So they will have to make it official, which is we know the situation, which is an apartheid. There will be officially an apartheid state. They are in fact already,’ he claimed.”

Jack Boots on the March Again In Germany…- Brandenburg – Worldwide Big Pharma’s “Test Case? – by Karma Singh – https://bolenreport.com/jack-boots-on-the-march-again-in-germany/ – ”What has happened in Brandenburg?.. Using the declaration of the pharma controlled World Health Organisation (WHO) that “measles is a rapidly spreading and highly dangerous disease,” the pharma controlled “government” of Brandenburg has declared compulsory vaccination via the back door… Completely illegally, measles vaccination has been declared to be a pre-requisite for entry to all pre-school facilities… (3) Disease – measles is NOT a disease!!! It is a natural development process… A baby is born with a very underdeveloped liver. Typically, it takes 4 ½ years for the liver to attain its full development. During this time, the liver has become adjusted to functioning at a very low level. Now it is time to “switch the liver on” in all of its functions… This is a dynamic process requiring the liver to be both almost shut down for a short time as well as detoxified (from all of the accumulated residues which it could not process in the under-developed state). This is the source of the rash which sometimes appears as part of the measles process. Diarrhoea and foul smelling breath can also sometimes accompany this process.” emphasis added

Interview with former architect of Notre-Dame – (timestamped – 10 min) – Retired Architect discusses the anomalous and incredibly rapid spread of the fire and its delayed discovery. (requires closed captions in English)

https://youtu.be/Y5QO5dP_NSk?t=90

Middle East Resistance Is Stiffening – by Tom Luongo – https://www.strategic-culture.org/news/2019/04/19/middle-east-resistance-is-stiffening.html – “Resistance to the US empire’s edicts is rising daily. We see it and we see the counter-reactions to them from the useful idiots who make up Trump’s Triumvirate of Belligerence – John Bolton and Mikes Pompeo and Pence… Trump’s foreign policy team are rapidly reaching their moment of truth. Will they start a war with Iran at the behest of the newly re-elected Benjamin Netanyahu? Or is all of this simply a huge head-fake to ensure that outcome in the lead up to Trump’s finally unveiling his Deal of the Century for Middle East peace?.. Empires do not like to be disrespected. They like being ignored even less. So, I don’t think there’s any possibility of Trump’s plan working given the state of the game board. The axis of resistance, despite all the little moves, is winning the war of attrition. The US’s maximum pressure policy has a finite lifespan because leverage like all things economic has a time function attached to it… And each small move, each deal large or small, if done in response to sanctions or behind-the-scenes pressure, changes the board state. And it is not in the make up of the people behind Trump’s policies to admit that failure. They will continue pushing until there is a catastrophic outcome… And at that point they will no longer be able to point the finger and blame the victim.”

From the Good-News Desk: Russian Man Flees Sweden With His Children To Poland After Girls Seized And Placed With Another Familyhttps://southfront.org/russian-man-flees-sweden-with-his-children-to-poland-after-girls-seized-and-placed-with-another-family/ – “In the end, the father could not stand such mockery of himself and his children, and during one of these meetings he took the children and went straight to the ferry traveling to Poland. Then from the Warsaw airport, the family intended to fly to Moscow. But, the Swedish authorities chased after them. And entered them into the information system of the border control of the Schengen zone. In this situation, the Polish border guards were forced to detain them during passport control at the Warsaw airport… However, the Swedes’ triumph proved premature: the Polish court refused to extradite the Russian citizens to Sweden. Representatives of the Polish authorities suggested to Lisov that asking for asylum as a refugee would legally classify his place of residence as Poland and cover the whole family with a system of legal protection from the Polish state… In the words of Yordanka Bekirska, Georgiev’s lawyer, in Norway “the mother, father and the social system have equal authority over the child. But if the father is a foreigner, he’s beneath the system.” Meaning that the Norwegian authorities are attempting to take his children away and provide them to a foster family, since the environment in Bulgaria is not “Norwegian enough” and the children will not develop to their presumed full potential… These developments are another demonstration of the developing split of Europe into a neo-liberal, pro-migrant part and the remains of the “original Europe”. Poland and Hungary became the core states resisting to the expansion of neo-liberal policies.”

Russia, Jordan & U.S. Will Hold Trilateral Meeting On Al-Rukban Refugee Camphttps://southfront.org/russia-jordan-u-s-will-hold-trilateral-meeting-on-al-rukban-refugee-camp/ – ” ‘There is a joint dialogue between Jordan, Russia and the U.S. on the al-Rukban camp, we already met once before, and we are planning to hold a similar trilateral meeting on this issue soon,’ Ayman Safadi said in an interview with the Russian Izvestia newspaper… Earlier this year, Syrian and Russia forces established several humanitarian routes to help evacuate the civilians from the camp. The US-led coalition prevented any civilians from leaving, up until this month… According to a recent report by Syrian radio station, Sham FM, only 4,000 civilians have been evacuated from the camp so far. The leaders of the camp’s local community are reportedly facilitating the evacuation process… Despite being an ally of the U.S, Jordan is supporting a plan to dismantle the al-Rukban camp and allow the refugees to return to their towns and villages. The plan, which was first suggested by Russia last year, is the sole logical solution to put an end to the humanitarian tragedy that is taking place in the camp.”

Russia Delivers Asymmetric Blow To Ukrainehttps://southfront.org/russia-jordan-u-s-will-hold-trilateral-meeting-on-al-rukban-refugee-camp/ – “On April 18, the Russian government came with a sensational declaration in response to the Ukrainian behavior. Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev announced that he had signed a decree banning export to Ukraine of oil, oil products and coal. Starting June 1, the export of products listed in the decree will require a special one time permit. The decree also bans the import into Russia of Ukrainian engineering, light and metalworking products… The decision of the Kremlin to introduce the oil export bun to Ukraine ahead of the second round of the presidential election in the country is a clear signal to Volodymyr Zelensky, who can be already assumed as the elected president. [Petro Poroshenko has very little chances to achieve a victory] Moscow shows that it is not going tolerate formal declarations and waits for real actions, which would change the Ukrainian policy towards Ukraine. If the newly elected president introduces changes into his country’s policy, it’s expected that the oil ban as well as other sanctions will be lifted in the nearest future.”

Attendees of Secret Meeting for “US Military Assault” on Venezuela Revealed – by Eoin Higgins – https://www.activistpost.com/2019/04/attendees-of-secret-meeting-for-us-military-assault-on-venezuela-revealed.html – “In the article (https://thegrayzone.com/2019/04/13/us-military-attack-venezuela-trump-csis-invasion/), Blumenthal gave a brief overview of a number of the meeting’s more prominent attendees, including Iran-Contra veteran Roger Noriega and David Smolansky, a Venezuelan national who works with the right wing Organization of American States (OAS), a regional organization for the Americas led in recent years by hardline Venezuela regime change advocates. ‘Few of these figures are well known by the public, yet many have played an influential role in U.S. plans to destabilize Venezuela,’ explained Blumenthal… Also in attendance was opposition leader Juan Guaidó’s envoy Carlos Vecchio. Vecchio’s presence at the meeting prompted journalist Anya Parampil to muse as to whether it was standard operating procedure for “ambassadors” to solicit invasions of their own countries… ‘Since when do ‘ambassadors’ help plan foreign invasions of their own country?’ asked Parampil… ‘They were extremely nervous that somebody in the media knew about the existence of this event,’ said Blumenthal. ‘It was a very high-level meeting with basically the main people in Washington involved in making the sausage of Trump’s Venezuela policy and they wanted to keep it as private as possible’ ”

Israel’s New Wretched Republic – by Gideon Levy – https://www.haaretz.com/opinion/.premium-israel-s-new-wretched-republic-1.7108920 – “All that is over. The next government will be a continuation of the previous one, but stronger, more ultranationalist and racist, less legitimate and democratic. And, it must be admitted, it will be a better reflection of reality… On Tuesday, voters said a resounding yes to this Israel. The choice wasn’t as hard as it may have seemed: a choice between a government of generals, which would have continued the masquerade to the applause of the world and enlightened Israelis, or another Netanyahu government shaping Israel in its image, without pretense or apologies… Things will look different. The fire that began flickering during the previous government will spread. The courts, the media, human rights groups and the Arab community will quickly feel it firsthand. Some op-eds in this paper will no longer be approved for publication, by law. It will be forbidden, for example, to criticize Israeli soldiers. Anyone against?” – Comment: Levy is one of Israel’s preeminent authors. This article can possibly be seen as his obituary for the Israeli dream, as it suggests at its bottom. It seems that Haaretz may be entirely behind a paywall now, as when I opened this page it quickly blocked it with a notice that viewing it with ad blockers isn’t permitted. But when I tried to view it with two browsers with no ad blockers the same thing happened. Ditto when I tried to use a VPN server based in Israel. So I’m uploading a .doc version of the article here: Israel’s New Wretched Republic-Gideon Levy

Forget AOC, America’s Real “Green New Deal” is Hemp – Instead of taxing Americans into oblivion with $50 trillion programs to legislate a cleaner environment, cultivating hemp is a far better option – by Matt Agorist – https://thefreethoughtproject.com/hemp-green-new-deal-aoc/

From the Official-State-Propaganda Desk: Pompeo: Venezuelan People Won’t Tolerate Maduro Much Longerhttps://www.voanews.com/a/pompeo-venezuelan-people-won-t-tolerate-maduro-much-longer/4875425.html – ” ‘The devastation wrought by Nicolas Maruro, the tragedy of the humanitarian situation there bought out solely by Maduro making the choice to bring in the Cubans, to allow Russians to intervene in the country — those are things that are destroying the lives of young people in Venezuela,” Pompeo told Peru’s El Comercio newspaper Sunday… ‘This is not something that has happened in the last weeks or months. This is devastation wrought by the Cubans, the Russians and Maduro over the last years. … I’m very hopeful that it’ll come to its conclusion quickly,’ he said… Pompeo said the Trump administration wants to be deeply engaged in Central and South America, noting that great democracies, free market economies and transparency have not always flourished in the region… ‘There were many communist countries in Latin America for many years, but that’s the great thing that’s changed. This idea of the totalitarian Orwellian state of communism is being rejected by the people of South America. It’s glorious,’ the secretary said.” (emphasis added) – Comment: I wonder where Pompeo gets the idea that the “Venezuelan People” won’t tolerate Maduro, when thousands are volunteering for training as popular militias (the “Collectivos” which Washington is so adamant in repetitiously calling “gangs”) to be able to mount an effective defense of the country they believe in. There are now more than 2 million trained men under arms in Venezuela, and Washington’s behavior is, I think, making them more, rather than less, determined to preserve their independent national government.

For the Week of 4/8/19:

“No Religion:” Choice for 23.1% of Americans – by Carol Duff – https://www.veteranstoday.com/2019/04/13/no-religion-choice-for-23-1-of-americans/ – ” “Religious nones,” as they are called by researchers, are a diverse group made up of atheists, agnostics, the spiritual, and those who are no specific organized religion in particular. A rejection of organized religion is the common thread they share… ‘It is the first time we have seen this. The same questions have been asked for 44 years,’ Burge told CNN.”

From the Blast-From-The-Past Desk: CIA Vault 7 Whistleblower Hit With New Leaking Chargeshttps://sputniknews.com/us/201811011069405779-CIA-Vault-7-New-Charges/ – “On Wednesday, federal prosecutors filed a rewritten indictment against the 30-year-old man said to be behind the largest leak of classified information in the history of the Central Intelligence Agency – Joshua Schulte, who allegedly gave WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange the material for the “Vault 7” releases… The news comes just hours after a letter from Schulte to the judge presiding over his case pleading for something to be done about the conditions he faces in pre-trial detention. Between being cut off from access to legal counsel and shoved into the “box” at a notorious prison for unspecified reasons, Schulte described the conditions as “unconstitutional.”.. Schulte was arrested in August 2017 after allegedly leaking more than 8,000 CIA documents to WikiLeaks, which were published in March of that year. Initially, Schulte was not charged for anything related to that matter, but for child pornography… One of ‘the most renowned whistleblowers in CIA history, John Kiriakou, said Schulte may face a difficult road back to good graces in the public eye… ‘I believe that the Justice Department learned a lesson during the Obama administration whereby whistleblowers had great public sympathy once they were charged,’ Kiriakou told Sputnik News… ‘That sympathy often lead to acquittals, such as in the case of NSA’s Thomas Drake, or short sentences, like in my case. What the Justice Department has done to mitigate that is too frequently add child pornography charges to new cases. We saw this in the case of Matthew DeHart and now in the case of the Vault 7 whistleblower. In the DeHart case, the judge acknowledged that there was no evidence of child pornography. None,’ he said.”

CIA’s Vault 7 Files Launched New Case Against Assange – Attack Intends To Prevent Further Leaks – by Moon of Alabama – https://www.moonofalabama.org/2019/04/assange-vault-7.html – “The indictment alleges that Assange ‘conspired’ with Chelsea Manning by giving support to her attempt to find a password to an account that would have allowed her to conceal her pilfering of U.S. documents. Glenn Greenwald argues that the case is quite thin and clearly an attack on press freedom. That a reporter or editor has to help a source to conceal its identity is part of the job description… The Obama administration, not known for reluctance to go after whistleblowers, had already weighted the ‘conspired’ case and decided against prosecuting it… It is thus likely that the case, as unsealed now, is only a pretext to extradite Assange from Britain. The real case will only get unsealed if and when Assange is in U.S. custody… National security reporter William Arkin, who left NBC News over its warmongering, is likely right when he writes that the issue behind this is Wikileaks’ publishing of the CIA’s hacking tools known as Vault 7.”

Opinion: A tragedy is unfolding in the stock market that should worry both bulls and bears – by Sven Henrich – https://www.marketwatch.com/story/a-tragedy-is-unfolding-in-the-stock-market-that-should-worry-both-bulls-and-bears-2019-04-11 – “Frankly, a tragedy is unfolding, and discerning eyes can see it. Since the December lows, the stock market has taken the scripted route higher, salivating at the prospect of dovish central bankers once again levitating asset prices higher. It’s a Pavlovian response learned over the past 10 years. Record corporate buybacks keep flushing through the market, and cheap-money days are here again as yields have dropped markedly since their peak last fall… But investors may sooner or later learn the hard way that this sudden capitulation by central bankers is not a positive sign, but rather a sign of desperation… Fact is, central banks are hopelessly trapped… Trump’s dangerous game: The latter point is not lost on Wall Street. This is from Morgan Stanley’s chief global strategist of investment management: Trump’s dangerous obsession with the markets. ‘Mr. Trump’s willingness to bend policy to please the markets is now clear — and it’s risky. In recent years, the stock markets have grown larger than the economy, and they are now big enough to take the economy down with them when they deflate.” (My emphasis.).. And that is the underlying motivation of it all: Prevent any lasting damage to equity markets to minimize the impact on the economy. Central bankers know this. Hence, they always intervene when things get hairy…” Comment: A very good and accessible article by Henrich on the present moment in the “Old Paradigm” economy.

President Maduro Rejects Bolsonaro’s Military Invasion Threatshttps://www.telesurenglish.net/news/President-Maduro-Rejects-Bolsonaros-Military-Invasion-Threats-20190413-0007.html – ” ‘The Venezuelan people reject, united and absolutely, Jair Bolsonaro’s threats of war and military invasion,” Maduro said Friday speaking from Caracas. He asked: “What is the reason for war? Why are you going to invade us? Did Venezuela steal anything from Brazil? Did Venezuela attack Brazil? With whom does Bolsonaro count on for a war? With the Brazilian people? With the Brazilian army? Where will they enter from?’ ”

A Fig Leaf On The Table At Mar-a-Lago? Caribbean Leaders Meeting Trump In Florida On Venezuela – by: Earl Bousquet – https://www.telesurenglish.net/opinion/A-Fig-Leaf-On-The-Table-At-Mar-a-Lago-Caribbean-Leaders-Meeting-Trump-In-Florida-On-Venezuela-20190321-0001.html – “The White House suddenly announced, only two days before, that US President Donald Trump had invited five Caribbean Community (CARICOM) leaders to his Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida on Friday, March 22… The leaders invited to Washington are from the Bahamas, the Dominican Republic, Haiti, Jamaica and Saint Lucia, and according to the official statement they and their host will discuss “trade, energy and security issues.”.. But it’s widely speculated that much of the discussions will be centered on Venezuela, at the moment Trump’s primary political, economic and security foreign policy agenda item… Four of the five invited Caribbean states are among the Latin American and Caribbean nations that voted, in January, in favor of a U.S.-backed resolution at the Organization of American States (OAS) to not recognize the elected Venezuelan government of President Nicolas Maduro.” – Comment: Apparently Trump is involved intimately in the ongoing war-by-other-means against Venezuela.

President Trump Speech at United States 5G Deployment in the White House – April 12, 2019 (24 min) – Timestamped to avoid the totally nauseating faux-beginning…

https://youtu.be/IeC5ljGlnu0?t=1659

Trump is just wrong re: “The U.S. will have the fastest roll-out in the world ’cause the FCC is going to jam it down our throats.” Look over the Attorney’s letter to the Somoma County Supervisors, here: (Sonoma.5G.Lehman.Letter), for one thing. I’ll paste in some of the text below this. Also, the City of Brussels has put a moratorium on the installation of any 5G facilities until research can be presented. A Brussels regional Minister made this statement: “I cannot welcome such technology if the radiation standards, which must protect the citizen, are not respected, 5G or not. The people of Brussels are not guinea pigs whose health I can sell at a profit. We cannot leave anything to doubt.” –Céline Fremault, Minister of the Government (Brussels-Captial Region), responsible for Housing, Quality of Life, Environment and Energy – And, from the letter from Attorney Harry V. Lehmann to the Sonoma Supes: The defendants in a lawsuit do not get to choose whether to be sued. That choice is made by plaintiffs’ counsel. There is no way for any industry representative to honestly claim that the State will not be sued for such injuries. Once the involved cellular antenna box is attached to the involved governmental utility pole, for several reasons including the Doctrine of Fixtures as seen in tenancy situations, a melding takes place, and plaintiffs counsel will allege, consistent with law, that the melded unit as a whole is Public Property… These public utility poles are demonstrably ‘Dangerous’ within the meaning of Government Code 835, because the radiation they emit has been scientifically proven to be carcinogenic, and the radiation is damaging to the human biological system. Therefore on the above basis, and on other theories including Joint Venture and Joint and Several Liability for the Concurring Acts oflndependent Tortfeasors (Summers v. Tice et al) public entities face becoming the insurers for telecom where 5G is concerned (Note: NO insurance company IN THE WORLD offers liability insurance for injuries due to EMF radiation, keep this in mind as you read on)… Whether the FCC power grabs will be found Constitutional or not is now before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. Respectfully, you can’t put a puzzle together if the pieces are changing shape and it would be fiscally irresponsible to issue any increased density permits until the 9th Circuit cases are resolved. An immediate Moratorium is financially prudent.” – This is just the beginning. There is also very highly developed info coming out to the effect that it is settled law that Federal Regulations – such as the ruling of 9/5/2018: Accelerating Wireline Broadband Deployment by Removing Barriers to Infrastructure Investment, Declaratory Ruling and Third Report and Order, WT Docket No. 17-79; WC Docket No. 17-84, which removes basically all oversight of “Small Cell (i.e. 5G in particular) Facilities installations, and forces local jurisdictions to either approve applications within 60 or 90 days or have the applications “Deemed as approved.” – have NO jurisdictions over the States. This was ruled by the Supreme Court as recently as 1990. So a BIG FIGHT is coming, and The Donald and whomever is putting him up to pushing this clearly violative technology are likely to be rocked back onto their heels as things progress.

The alpha downshift in US inflation expectations – More accommodation by the Fed won’t stimulate economic growth – it won’t even make mediocre returns at the company level look good by levering up the balance sheet – by David P. Goldman – https://www.asiatimes.com/2019/04/article/the-alpha-downshift-in-us-inflation-expectations-2/ – “The Fed has made clear that falling inflation expectations are the top of its worry list. Falling prices reduce profits, discourage investments, and make debts harder to service. The market reasons that if inflation drops, the Fed is more likely to cut rates. That’s why the yield on Treasury Inflation Protected Securities dropped like a stone at 8:30 am EST in the US, after the US government announced a slightly lower increase in March consumer prices than the consensus forecast.”

Assange Arrest: Ecuador and UK, Bullied by US, Throw WikiLeaks Founder to the Dogs – by Makia Freeman – http://freedom-articles.toolsforfreedom.com/assange-arrest-ecuador-uk-us-wikileaks/ – “Classified Information is Still Public – Classified information is not the same thing as “private.” Classified information is classified by the executive branch of the USG (United State Government). The info is still “public.” Someone who gains access to classified public info and publishes it is not the same as a hacker who gains digital access to someone’s computer and personal passwords, files, emails, etc. The public has a right to know. The public has a right to know if the USG is murdering innocent Iraqi civilians and lying about it, as this famous 2010 video obtained by Chelsea (formerly Bradley) Manning and published Assange shows. Manning was the whistleblower, not Assange, and anyway, whistleblowing is supposed to be a protected act… As his lawyer states, Assange has been arrested, in short, for telling the truth… “In an upside-down world, fake news circulates freely and those who reveal the truth are persecuted and imprisoned.”Christina Kirchner, former Argentinian President

Will the Trump administration go to war next? – by The Saker – https://thesaker.is/will-the-trump-administration-goes-to-war-next/ – “Ever since Mr. MAGA made it to the White House, I have been awed by the level of sheer stupidity and, frankly, the immorality of this administration. Obama was almost as incompetent and evil, but Trump truly brought about a qualitative change in what we could loosely refer to as the “average White House IQ.” The best thing I can honestly say about Trump is that stupid can be good. Alas, it can also be extremely dangerous, and that is what is happening now. Just check out these recent headlines: ● Trump signs declaration recognizing Israel’s sovereignty over disputed Golan Heights; ● Moscow believes Western sabotage caused Venezuelan blackout; ● Explosions in Venezuela confirmed as a terrorist sabotage; ● US designates Iran’s Revolutionary Guards as terrorist organization – Trump; ● Pompeo to Turkey: Military Action in Syria Will Have ‘Devastating’ Consequences”

US SOUTHCOM Head Says Venezuela Military Intervention “Might Be Necessary” By End Of 2019 https://southfront.org/us-southcom-head-says-venezuela-military-intervention-might-be-necessary-by-end-of-2019/ – “Venezuela suffered yet another blackout on April 9th, after a power overload failure occurred as a result of the damage caused by alleged attacks against the electric grid. Communications Minister Jorge Rodriguez explained that work was undergoing on restoring power and it was, in fact, restored within 3 hours… Meanwhile, US four-star Admiral Craig Faller, US Southern Command head, said that the military is ‘on the balls of our feet’ awaiting instruction from the Trump administration on military intervention in Venezuela: According to him, ‘The crisis in Venezuela could approach that degree by the end of this year if Maduro still remains in power. It’s that bad.’ He also compared the situation in Venezuela with the “chaos” in Syria under President Bashar al-Assad.” (emphasis added)

Who Is Killing Whom in the Middle East? Blaming Iran Might be an Excuse for War – by Philip M. Giraldi – https://www.strategic-culture.org/news/2019/04/11/who-killing-whom-middle-east-blaming-iran-might-excuse-for-war.html – “Since the United States government is selectively charging Iran with offenses that might well be exploited by neoconservatives named Bolton and Pompeo to initiate a war it should be more careful in how it attempts to frame its arguments. Iran did not kill those 4,424 American soldiers who died in Iraq. President George W. Bush, Vice President Dick Cheney and the band of psychopaths at the Pentagon and National Security Council did that when they initiated a chain of events that began with attacking a country that they knew posed no threat against the United States. The bloody consequences of that action continue to this day.”

How Real Is White Supremacy? – by Paul Craig Roberts – https://www.paulcraigroberts.org/2019/04/05/how-real-is-white-supremacy/

Israeli election count risks descent into farcehttps://www.timesofisrael.com/israeli-election-count-risks-descent-into-farce/ – “Election after election has confirmed that these polls, no matter how dramatically and confidently presented by the TV anchors and their statistically expert sidekicks, are routinely inaccurate. Hence the imperative to wait a little before ascribing victory or drawing any other dramatic conclusions; to be patient until a goodly proportion of actual votes have been counted, usually just three or so hours later… Evidently, nobody had taught Benny Gantz, the neophyte politician who challenged Benjamin Netanyahu in Tuesday’s elections, this most basic lesson of election night reality. And so it came to pass, after one of the three main exit polls, the one broadcast by Israel’s most-watched TV channel, Channel 12, projected at 10 p.m. that Gantz’s Blue and White party would outscore Netanyahu’s Likud by 37 seats to 33 seats, and Gantz might be able to cobble together a majority coalition… What has been playing out since those exit polls were published, however, is what is supposed to be the dependable part of the post-election vote reporting process — the part we can rely upon, the part where the august, experienced, non-ratings driven, non-deadline-bound Central Elections Committee efficiently counts the actual votes, and keeps the electorate informed on its progress via its website… Close inspection of the site in the course of Wednesday, furthermore, suggested some curious anomalies, including recorded turnouts of over 500% in one area and well over 100% in several others; reports also noted (Hebrew) extremely improbable results in certain areas, including strong support for one of the Arab parties in the Bat Ayin settlement south of Jerusalem. Officials from the committee were quoted as citing technical errors… Except that’s not what has been happening… There is at this writing no remotely credible reason to believe the assertion by anonymous New Right sources that the election is being “stolen.” But the longer this farce continues, the greater the damage to the credibility of the electoral count process… And, finally, the greater the danger that, whatever the eventual resolution, a proportion of the public will have lost a little of its faith in the integrity of the election process.” (emphasis added) – Comment: Never trust any information until it has been officially denied.

Breaking the internet: new regulations imperil global networkhttps://www.afp.com/en/news/717/breaking-internet-new-regulations-imperil-global-network-doc-1fi14j2 – “Is the dream of one global internet still alive?.. Increasingly, moves by governments to filter and restrict content are threatening to fragment the system created with the promise of connecting the world with a largely unified body of content.”

Assange Has Been Arrested For US Extradition. The Time To Act Is Now. – by Caitlin Johnstone – https://caitlinjohnstone.com/2019/04/11/assange-has-been-arrested-for-us-extradition-the-time-to-act-is-now/ – “This is seriously gut wrenching news. Here are ten thoughts on the matter in no particular order: 1 – The Metropolitan police were let into the embassy by the Ecuadorian ambassador, his political asylum revoked under entirely false pretenses in gross violation of international law. Shame on Ecuador. 2 – Assange is an Australian citizen. As of this writing, the Australian government has still not interceded to protect its citizen. Shame on Australia. 3 – The US government is setting a precedent which, if carried out, will constitute a grave threat to press freedoms the world over and a greater leap in the direction of Orwellian dystopia than the Patriot Act. Shame on America. 4 – The UK government is collaborating with the US government’s efforts to imprison a journalist for publishing evidence of US war crimes, just as it has collaborated with the US government in perpetrating war crimes. Shame on the UK. 5 – This arrest warrant was issued under the Trump administration, in full alignment with what the Trump administration has openly been saying about its agenda to silence WikiLeaks. Shame on Trump, and shame on anyone who continues to support him. 6 – This arrest is a Trump administration action, and has nothing to do with the 2016 Russia nonsense that Democrats have been shrieking about, yet these same Democrats who claim to oppose Trump and oppose his war on the press are currently cheerleading for Trump’s prosecution of a journalist who told the truth. Shame on Democrats.”

‘I know nothing about Wikileaks. It’s not my thing,’ says Trump following Assange’s arrest – https://www.rt.com/usa/456270-trump-on-assanges-arrest/Comment: Trust the Plan

From Wikileaks, 3/18/19: “The Trump Administration has confirmed that it has charged WikiLeaks’ publisher Julian Assange and that it seeks his extradition from the United Kingdom.[5] The charges relate to WikiLeaks’ 2010-2011 joint publications on war, diplomacy and rendition with a range of media organizations; these were published in Europe while Julian Assange was in Europe.[6] In the US, Assange faces life in prison… The alleged source, Chelsea Manning, who was granted a commutation by President Obama, was re-jailed on 8 March 2019 by the Trump Administration to coerce her to testify in secret against WikiLeaks over the 2010 publications. On her jailing, she stated that “I stand by my previous public testimony”.[7] In her 2013 trial, Manning stated that “the decisions that I made to send documents and information” to WikiLeaks “were my own”.[8]

Brazil’s Bolsonaro says working with U.S. to sow ‘dissent’ in Venezuela armyhttps://www.rt.com/news/455932-brazil-venezuela-rift-military/ – ” ‘It is our intention and that of the Americans that there is a rift in the army, because it is they who still support Maduro. It is the armed forces that decide whether a country lives in a democracy or in a dictatorship,’ Bolsonaro said, adding that he does not see any future for Venezuela in its present state… ‘What you cannot do is to continue as you are,’ he said… In an interview on Monday, Bolsonaro appeared to say that he might single-handedly decide if Brazil needs to join a potential US-led military incursion against the Maduro government… ‘What can Brazil do? Suppose there is a military invasion there [from the United States]. The decision will be mine, but I will listen to the National Defense Council and then the Parliament,’ Bolsonaro pledged.” – Comment: Bolsonaro is mounting a celebration of Brazil’s 1964 coup against President Joao Goulart, which brought “right wing” government to Brazil until Lula de Silva in 2003 (Lula is now in prison after a trial recognized as lacking due process).

New York Times Declares ‘Setback’ for Netanyahu as He Wins Israeli Election – by Joel B. Pollak – https://www.breitbart.com/the-media/2019/04/09/new-york-times-declares-setback-for-netanyahu-as-he-wins-israeli-election/ – “Yet the New York Times had declared the election a “setback” for Netanyahu, based on exit polls that showed Likud losing by a substantial margin to the opposition, led by former Israel Defense Forces (IDF) chief of staff Benny Gantz… One exit poll showed a possible tie between the right- and left-wing blocs, meaning that Gantz had an opportunity to replace Netanyahu as prime minister.” (emphasis added)

‘It’s a War Zone’: New York Orders Forced Vaccination, Those Who Resist Face Charges – New York officials will be tracking down the unvaccinated, including children as young as 6-months-old, and force vaccinating them. Resisters will be charged or fined – by Matt Agorist – https://thefreethoughtproject.com/forced-mandatory-vaccination-new-york/ – “Nevertheless, government officials and media alike are whipping up mass hysteria and using that hysteria to remove your right to informed consent… ‘It’s a war zone,’ said a doctor who said he had seen over a hundred patients who hadn’t been vaccinated but asked for anonymity for fear of jeopardizing his practices, according to a rather hysterical article in the Brainerd Dispatch. ‘I think the city is underestimating the scale of the outbreak.’.. ‘We cannot allow this dangerous disease to make a comeback here in New York City,’ Mayor Bill de Blasio said Tuesday. ‘We have to stop it now.’.. In New York, there have been 285 reported cases of measles since last September, mostly in Brooklyn’s Williamsburg neighborhood. Of the 285 cases, 246 were in children. There have only been 21 people hospitalized for it. No one in the entire country has died from it…According to the report, the mandate orders all unvaccinated people in four zip codes to receive inoculations, including children as young as 6 months old. Anyone who resists faces a misdemeanor charge and could be fined up to $1,000… While there is a risk of seizure from contracting measles, according to the data, the risk of developing seizures from the vaccine to combat measles is five times higher… What’s more, the seizures from the MMR vaccine are far worse, according to the study, and can cause permanent harm… ‘For example, 5% of febrile seizures result in epilepsy, a chronic brain disorder that leads to recurring seizures. Annually, about 300 MMR-vaccine seizures (5% of 5,700) will lead to epilepsy,’ PIC points out… Now, as the government rounds people up and forces them to take this vaccine for a non-life-threatening virus, according to the CDC’s own data, children will undoubtedly be injured in this process. Fret not however, because to the statists, these children are expendable and their injuries and possible life-long suffering, will serve some mythical greater good.” (emphasis added) – Comment: Pointing out what should be the obvious: “…the mandate orders all unvaccinated people in four zip codes to receive inoculations…” – If this is allowed to stand, the writing is on the wall for all to see.

Zionism, Crypto-Judaism, and the Biblical Hoax – By Laurent Guyénot – http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/51391.htm – “The neocons’ U.S. foreign policy has always coincided with the best interest of Israel as they see it. Before 1967, Israel’s interest rested heavily on Jewish immigration from Eastern Europe. From 1967, when Moscow closed Jewish emigration to protest Israel’s annexation of Arab territories, Israel’s interest included the U.S. winning the Cold War. That is when the editorial board of Commentary, the monthly magazine of the American Jewish Committee, experienced their conversion to “neoconservatism,” and Commentary became, in the words of Benjamin Balint, “the contentious magazine that transformed the Jewish left into the neoconservative right .”[5] Irving Kristol explained to the American Jewish Congress in 1973 why anti-war activism was no longer good for Israel: “it is now an interest of the Jews to have a large and powerful military establishment in the United States. […] American Jews who care about the survival of the state of Israel have to say, no, we don’t want to cut the military budget, it is important to keep that military budget big, so that we can defend Israel.”[6] This tells us what “reality” Kristol was referring to, when he famously defined a neoconservative as “a liberal who has been mugged by reality” (Neoconservatism: the Autobiography of an Idea, 1995)… With the end of the Cold War, the national interest of Israel changed once again. The primary objective became the destruction of Israel’s enemies in the Middle East by dragging the U.S. into a third world war. The neoconservatives underwent their second conversion, from anti-communist Cold Warriors to Islamophobic “Clashers of Civilizations” and crusaders in the “War on Terror.” ” Comprehensive, epic article by GuyénotLaurent Guyénot author page on Voltaire Net: https://www.voltairenet.org/auteur125605.html?lang=en

Interview: Russian Ambassador in Lebanon on Axis of Resistancehttp://thesaker.is/interview-russian-ambassador-in-lebanon-on-axis-of-resistance/ – “In these circumstances, the United States and its allies moved to a new scenario. They called Iran and Hezbollah the main destabilizing factor, the source of terrorism, began to create a regional bloc against the “axis of resistance”. That is, they turned everything upside down and blamed those who blocked the way to terrorism. That is, for them, the “axis of resistance” is the number one enemy, while the process of Arab-Israeli normalization is proceeding in parallel… If you look at this situation strategically, you get the following. It is known that the United States, in advancing its projects in all parts of the world, is striving in every possible way to blacken its opponents, to shift to them the responsibility for their own illegal actions. In the Middle East, one of the basic elements of such tactics at this stage is the myth of “Iranian expansion.” They say Iran wants to create its own empire… The United States, in its own actions, emphasizes sanctions pressure on members of the “axis of resistance”. To this are added the attempts to sow discord within these countries. In Lebanon, we note it all the time… It is difficult to predict how far the confrontational manifestations promoted by the Americans will go. Broadly speaking, this is a continuation of their concept of “controlled chaos.” But, as experience shows, there is enough power and skills for creating chaos, but they cannot get to manage it. In addition, this concept has a fundamental flaw – the unresolved Palestinian problem, as well as the continuation of the Israeli occupation of part of the territory of Syria and Lebanon. In this regard, the question arises: can the “deal of the century” proposed by President Donald Trump (work) as an option for a final settlement in the Middle East?”

Trump’s Neocons See Erdogan as Their Ticket to a Region-Wide M.E. War – by Mike Whitney – http://www.unz.com/mwhitney/trumps-neocons-see-erdogan-as-their-ticket-to-a-region-wide-m-e-war/ – “What is it the neocons (Pompeo, Bolton and Pence) really want?.. They want to intensify and expand the fighting so that more US troops and weaponry are required. They want a wider war that forces Trump to go “all in” and deepen his commitment to regional domination. They want America’s armed forces to be bogged down in an unwinnable war that drags on for decades and stretches across borders into Lebanon, Turkey and Iran. They want Washington to redraw the map of the Middle East in a way that diminishes rivals and strengthens Israel’s regional hegemony. They want more conflagrations, more bloodletting, and more war… That’s what the neocons want, and that’s what their provocations are designed to achieve.”

From the Shape-Of-Things Desk: Managing Russia’s dissolution: Truth or Desire?https://southfront.org/managing-russias-dissolution-truth-or-desire/From source D.C. “The Hill” article by Janusz Bugajski: “Given Russia’s ailments, an assertive Western approach would be more effective than reactive defense. Washington needs to return to core principles that accompanied the collapse of the Soviet Union by supporting democratization, pluralism, minority rights, genuine federalism, decentralization and regional self-determination among Russia’s disparate regions and ethnic groups… While Moscow seeks to divide the West and fracture the EU and North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) by backing nationalist and separatist parties in Europe, Washington should promote regional and ethnic self-determination inside the Russian Federation. This would send a strong signal that the West is fully capable of reacting to Moscow’s subversion… Neglecting Russia’s dissolution may prove more damaging to Western interests than making preparations to manage its international repercussions. To avoid sudden geopolitical jolts and possible military confrontations, Washington needs to monitor and encourage a peaceful rupture and establish links with emerging entities.” (emphases in original)

Why Is Trump Designating Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Corps As Foreign Terrorist Organization? – by Moon of Alabama – https://www.moonofalabama.org/2019/04/trump-crazies-designate-irans-revolutionary-guard-corps-as-terrorists-.html – “Colonel Pat Lang likewise presumes that the move is an attempt to provoke a war:.. The AUMF on terrorism has been used far and wide as a hunting license to attack any armed group that could even distantly be thought a terrorist enemy. The anti-terrorism AUMF makes such attacks legal under US law… In an October 2017 speech President Trump accused Iran of having supported and harbored al-Qaeda: ‘The regime harbored high-level terrorists in the wake of the 9/11 attacks, including Osama bin Laden’s son. In Iraq and Afghanistan, groups supported by Iran have killed hundreds of American military personnel.’.. Trump’s accusations agaimst Iran are false. Iran had nothing to do with the bombing in Kenya. After the U.S. invasion of Afghanistan some family members of al-Qaeda leaders fled to Iran. They were put under house arrests and were held as hostages to prevent al-Qaeda operations against Iran… But the facts will not matter. The designation of the IRGC as “foreign terrorist” will likely make the AUMF relevant, at least under U.S. law.”

WikiLeaks Julian Assange Emergency Unity4J Vigil For Rumors Of Expulsion – by Aaron Kesel – https://www.activistpost.com/2019/04/wikileaks-julian-assange-emergency-unity4j-vigil-for-rumors-of-expulsion.htmlFairly comprehensive coverage of the current situation with Julian Assange

Prepare to be fingerprinted: new EU proposals foresee mandatory biometrics in national ID cardshttp://www.statewatch.org/news/2018/apr/eu-security-union-id-cards.htm – “According to the Commission’s proposal: “Up to 370 of the 440 million citizens in 26 Member States (DK [Denmark] and UK do not issue ID cards) could hold national ID cards,” although ‘identity card ownership is common and compulsory in 15 Member States’ and there are five other Member States in which citizens ‘are obliged to hold a non-specific document for identification purposes. In practice this very frequently is an identity card.’.. ‘It is estimated that 80 million Europeans currently have non-machine readable ID cards without biometric identifiers. As many of the EU’s security measures rely on secure travel and identity documents – such as the systematic checks carried out at the external borders on all citizens using the Schengen Information System – this creates a security gap, because of the increased risk of falsification and identity fraud. It also leads to practical difficulties for citizens when travelling or moving to another Member State… The Commission is therefore proposing measures to strengthen the security features of ID cards and residence documents of EU citizens and their non-EU family members. More secure documents will enhance EU external border management, increase the protection against falsification and document fraud and make it more difficult to misuse or copy such documents. This will benefit the security of all citizens, public authorities and businesses.’ ”

Israel’s leadership talks up another war with Hezbollah in Lebanon – by Peter Beaumont – https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/nov/11/israel-leadership-talks-up-another-war-with-hezbollah-lebanon – “Israel’s political and military leadership appears to have concluded that a conflict with Lebanon’s Hezbollah is becoming increasingly likely, despite months of growing warnings that a third Lebanese war would be more dangerous and deadly than the last war in 2006. The mounting tensions on the northern border with Syria and Lebanon have increased in recent months as Israel has recognised its assumption that Hezbollah – a key ally fighting with the Assad regime – would be chewed up in a protracted Syrian conflict is badly mistaken as the war has turned rapidly in Bashar al-Assad’s favour… Instead the Iranian-backed group appears to be emerging from the Syrian war as a battle-hardened and largely conventional military force whose missiles have been heavily resupplied by Tehran despite dozens of Israeli airstrikes on convoys and depots.”

Secret Document Reveals Plans for Civil War in Lebanon, Israeli False Flags, and Invasion – by Randi Nord – https://geopoliticsalert.com/civil-war-lebanon-false-flag – “During his visit with US Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, Lebanese President Michael Aoun reportedly received a US-Israeli document detailing plans for creating a civil war in Lebanon with covert false flag operations and possible Israeli invasion… Although the source of the document is Israeli and created in partnership with Washington, no one knows who presented it to Aoun. The Lebanese TV station, Al-Jadeed, initially reported the document on Lebanese TV and a video on its website. Geopolitics Alert translated the report for this article… The document details American plans to splinter the Lebanese Internal Security Forces, a domestic institution separate from the Lebanese Army. The plans involve Washington investing 200 million dollars into the Internal Security Forces (ISF) under the guise of keeping the peace but with the covert goal of creating sectarian conflict against Hezbollah with 2.5 million specifically dedicated to this purpose… According to the document, although “full load of our firepower will be unleashed,” they somehow do not anticipate any casualties. They do, however, expect the civil war to “trigger requests” for intervention from the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) which Israel must only agree to after extreme reluctance.” (emphasis added) Comment: I posted the following article on this chat last week – U.S. Is Planning To Establish Military Base On Lebanon’s Coast – Report – https://southfront.org/u-s-is-planning-to-establish-military-base-on-lebanons-coast-report/ – “U.S. Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, personally inspected Behdaidat, which is located in the district of Jbeil, on March 23. During the unusual visit, Pompeo committed a half million U.S. dollars for the renovation of a historical church in the town… (half a million is a mere pittance considering the slated $200 million for subverting the Lebanese Security Forces)

X22 Spotlight: The Day Of Reckoning Has Arrived, We Have It All:Harley (Schlanger) & Bill (Binney) (41 min) – Comment: And yet the “Trump, Russia, Possible Collusion” drumbeat continues…

https://youtu.be/LUjOR9zUQHE

Iran-based New Horizon NGO appeals Treasury Department sanctions—Treasury foresees “lengthy process” – by Kevin Barrett – https://www.veteranstoday.com/2019/04/06/nh-appeal/ – “Sheldon Adelson owns Trump’s Iran policy. Adelson’s henchmen Pompeo and Bolton are mandating maximum USG pressure on Iran. So the Treasury Department has cooked up a flimsy case against the Iranian NGO New Horizon, which has sponsored annual conferences in which I’ve been a regular participant since 2013… It’s obvious that New Horizon conferences are not designed for recruiting spies. The invitees are intellectuals and public figures, not the kind of people who would have classified information… It’s equally obvious that Adelson/Netanyahu’s real gripe against New Horizon is the conference’s willingness to provide a forum for anti-Zionist intellectuals. All of our leading Western institutions—governments, universities, think tanks, media—are under lockdown by the Zionist thought police.”

Iran’s FM recommends designating US CENTCOM as ‘terrorist organization’ in a reciprocal movehttps://www.rt.com/news/455893-iran-centcom-terrorist-move/ – “After Washington put Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps on its terrorists list, the Iranian Foreign Ministry asked President Hassan Rouhani to designate the US Central Command (CENTCOM) as a terrorist organization… Due to the “clear support” US forces in Western Asia lend to terrorist groups, and their own “involvement in terrorist activities,” the US military in the region should be put on a list of terrorist groups in the Islamic Republic of Iran, Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said in a letter sent to Rouhani and Iran’s Supreme National Security Council by the ministry.” – Comment: This morning Iran’s Supreme Security Council acted on Zarif’s request and put U.S. Centcom on their terrorist groups list.

For the Week of 4/1/19:

Vanessa Beeley Interview – White Helmets Involvement In Organ, Child Trafficking & Disinfo Ops (1hr 5min) – with Ryan Cristian of The Last American Vagabond

https://youtu.be/7KD7fBzj5Hs

From the Rust-Never-Sleeps Desk: Netanyahu: If I’m re-elected, I’ll extend sovereignty to West Bank settlements – PM says ‘I am going to apply Israeli sovereignty’ and ‘I don’t distinguish between settlement blocs and isolated settlements’; rules out Palestinian state as existential danger – https://www.timesofisrael.com/netanyahu-if-im-re-elected-ill-extend-sovereignty-to-west-bank-settlements/ – “Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu vowed on Saturday to extend Israeli sovereignty to the settlements of the West Bank if he is re-elected in Tuesday’s elections… Flatly ruling out Palestinian statehood, which he said would “endanger our existence,” Netanyahu promised to permanently maintain overall Israeli security control in the West Bank and to formalize Israeli rule over the 400,000-plus Israeli Jews in the settlements. This would apply not only to major settlement blocs, but also to isolated settlements, he indicated… Asked in a Channel 12 interview why he hadn’t already extended Israeli law to the settlements or annexed them, he initially replied, ‘Who says we won’t do that? We’re on the way…. The next term will be fateful.’ ”

Kurds in Fateful Triangle as US Moves to Redeploy IS Terror Groups – by Finian Cunningham – https://www.strategic-culture.org/news/2019/04/06/kurds-in-fateful-triangle-as-us-moves-to-redeploy-is-terror-groups.html – “Potentially, the Kurds could wind up not with the regional autonomy they desire, but as part of a rebranded American dirty war army whose ranks include the very terrorist the Kurdish militias have been successfully battling against… President Donald Trump has been lately crowing about how US-backed Kurdish forces have wiped out the IS self-proclaimed caliphate around Baghouz in eastern Syria… However, things are not that clear-cut. Syria’s envoy to the United Nations Bashar al Jaafari dismissed Trump’s victory celebrations as a “bluff”. He said that IS was not defeated in areas under US control, but rather were being shunted off to various camps for retraining… There are credible reports that thousands of jihadists who surrendered or were captured in the fighting around Baghouz have since been relocated by US forces to its military base at al Tanf near the border with Iraq and Jordan, as well as to nearby refugee camps such as Rukban, where some 40,000 detainees are held. Suspiciously, the Americans are refusing international access to these camps, even for UN humanitarian relief agencies. As Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov pointed out recently, the detention centers are being used by the Americans as a pretext for illegally occupying Syrian territory… We can also add the purpose of clandestine military recruitment for US proxies.”

Saudis Threaten To Ditch Petrodollar As “Nuclear Option” To Block NOPEC Bill – by Tyler Durden – https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-04-04/petrodollar-panic-saudis-threaten-dump-usd-oil-trades-over-opec-anti-trust-billAnd now, Reuters reports, citing three unidentified people familiar with Saudi energy policy, Saudi Arabia is threatening to drop the dollar as its main currency in selling its oil if the U.S. passes a bill that exposes OPEC members to U.S. antitrust lawsuits… While the death of the petrodollar has long been predicted (as the petroyuan gathers momentum), this is the most direct threat yet to the USDollar’s exorbitant privilege… “The Saudis know they have the dollar as the nuclear option,” one of the sources familiar with the matter said… “The Saudis say: let the Americans pass NOPEC and it would be the U.S. economy that would fall apart,” another source said… Riyadh reportedly communicated the threat to senior U.S. energy officials, one person briefed on Saudi oil policy told Reuters… As Reuters details, NOPEC, or the No Oil Producing and Exporting Cartels Act, was first introduced in 2000 and aims to remove sovereign immunity from U.S. antitrust law, paving the way for OPEC states to be sued for curbing output in a bid to raise oil prices.”

The Crown’s Alphabet Thought Policeby Dean Henderson – https://hendersonlefthook.wordpress.com/2019/04/02/the-crowns-alphabet-thought-police/ – “In the past few weeks, there has been a major purge of information from YouTube and Amazon. Anti-vaccine and chemtrails videos and books have been specifically targeted for burning… Haymarket is the major media partner with the Trust Project, which will place a “Trust Mark” on those websites which it deems reliable. The Trust Project was founded by Haymarket Media, The Globe & Mail, Hearst Television, The Washington Post and The Economist magazine among others. The Economist is 21%-owned by the Rothschilds. Other Economist owners include Cadbury, the Schroder family which served as Adolf Hitler’s bankers, the Agnelli family, the Lazard family, and Baron Layton… The third Google censorship partner is the International Fact-Checking Coalition, which is operated by the Poynter Institute. Major funders of Poynter include Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Charles Koch Foundation, National Endowment for Democracy and Sor0s’ Open Society Foundation… The global elites are very nervous. Their Freemasonic Alphabet language scrambling spell is wearing off. They know that people are waking up to the fact that everything they have been told is a lie designed to serve the Luciferian agenda of the City of London bankers. This latest frantic bout of Alphabet-led oligarchy censorship, while alarming, should be ultimately seen as a tactical victory for the great awakening.”

Anne Frank Diary Fraud Finally Admittedhttp://www.thetruthseeker.co.uk/?p=186146 – “The official admissions from the Anne Frank Foundation, and the evidence of two distinct handwritings: The Basel, Switzerland, Anne Frank Fonds (Anne Frank Fund), which controls the copyright to the Diary of Anne Frank, has admitted that the book was in fact at least co-authored by Otto Frank, Anne’s father, after the war… Normal copyright on books extends only 70 years after the author’s death. As Anne Frank died of typhus in Bergen Belsen in February 1945, the book theoretically entered the public domain in February 2015. But, as the New York Times went on to say, the Anne Frank Fonds has now decided to try to extend copyright on the book past the 70 year cut-off period by admitting that Otto Frank, who died in 1980, was indeed a “co-author” after all… People already knew that the dairy was written with a BIC ballpoint pen, which was only a prototype at that time and was in no way industrialized, let alone sold on the market. They were commercialized in 1951. This already permitted many people to determine the book to be a fraud as it was physically impossible for Anne Frank to write the diary with a BIC ballpoint pen, unless she was capable of traveling through time, to the future and then return with such a writing medium…”

From the Gift-That-Keeps-On-Giving Desk: Trump-Barr’s manipulation of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report: The political cover-up of the century? – by Dr. Rodrigue Tremblay – http://www.intrepidreport.com/archives/26784 – “But, there is something fishy here. If the 400-page report by the Department of Justice’s special counsel, Robert Mueller, (about Donald Trump cheating and obstructing justice in his relations with Russia) really does contain positive conclusions about the current occupant of the White House, his family and associates, don’t you think the tandem Trump-Barr would have rushed to make it public? At the very least, wouldn’t they have delivered copies of the full report to Congress? Why are they willing to fight to keep it secret from the elected Congress? The only logical answer is that the complete Mueller report contains very damaging material about Trump, his family and his administration, and William Barr does not want Americans to see it.” – Comment:The Political Coverup of the CENTURY (!!!?). Yow! I’m gettin’ out muh pussy hat again!

US said set to declare Iran’s Revolutionary Guards as terrorist grouphttps://www.timesofisrael.com/us-said-set-to-declare-irans-revolutionary-guards-as-terrorist-group/ – “The United States will designate Iran’s Revolutionary Guards as a terrorist organization, an unprecedented move that would ramp up pressure on the elite force, The Wall Street Journal and the Reuters news agency reported Friday… The newspaper, quoting unnamed officials, said President Donald Trump’s administration would announce the long-mulled decision as soon as Monday and that concerned defense officials were bracing for the impact. Reuters said three US officials confirmed the plan… It would be the first time the US has designated another nation’s army as a terror organization.” – Comment: This just in, Trump to move Whitehouse to Jerusalem also. (April Fool’s Day never dies!)

War Provocation 2.0: US Vows To Assist Ukrainian Ships To ‘Pass’ Kerch Strait, Deter Russia In Black Seahttps://southfront.org/war-provocation-2-0-us-vows-to-assist-ukrainian-ships-to-pass-kerch-strait-deter-russia-in-black-sea/ – “NATO is set to guarantee ‘safe passage’ of Ukrainian ships via the Kerch Strait and to deter Russia in the Black Sea, U.S. ambassador to NATO Kay Bailey Hutchison stressed during a press briefing on April 2: ‘I think that we have been working on a package to present to the foreign ministers, and it is a package that beefs up the surveillance, both air surveillance as well as more of the NATO country ships going into the Black Sea to assure that there is safe passage from Ukrainian vessels through the Kerch Straits, the Sea of Azov,’ she said… ‘It is very important that Romania, Bulgaria, and Ukraine, as well as Georgia, have the security in that Black Sea area both for ships but also for their land-based safety,’ Hutchison added.” – Comment: As a matter of fact, the Black Sea is “Our” Pond.

The Feds 9,000 “Opportunity Zones” Will Allow Law Enforcement To Spy On 35 Million People – by MassPrivateI – http://massprivatei.blogspot.com/2019/04/the-feds-9000-opportunity-surveillance.html – “Is there no end to Big Brother’s desire to turn America into a mirror image of China?.. An article in Go Erie, revealed how the Feds are classifying parts of cities as “Opportunity Zones” or as I call them “Opportunity Surveillance Zones” (OPS )… The U.S. Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service are using Opportunity Zones to help law enforcement turn sections of cities into federally funded surveillance zones… Mayor Joe Schember’s administration is using federal grants to turn Erie, Pennsylvania into an OPS… ‘The downtown smart city pilot project was announced in April 2018 and focused on downtown and Perry Square. New LED lighting, video surveillance cameras, and free Wi-Fi were installed in an area encompassing State Street, between Sixth and 12th streets.’.. In three years, the city of Erie, Pennsylvania will be transformed into a massive surveillance city equipped with facial recognition cameras, license plate readers and spying public Wi-Fi zones.”

China’s President Xi Jinping in Italy: It’s the Maritime Ports! – by F. William Engdahl – https://www.globalresearch.ca/xi-jinping-italy-its-ports/5673397 – “The Chinese inroads with the Italian government are strongly opposed by not only Washington, but also by Brussels, especially Germany and France. They argue that the bilateral Italy-China BRI agreements for port and infrastructure development run counter to the larger established EU transportation strategies. The more honest reasons perhaps are growing alarm in Hamburg and Rotterdam and Antwerp, Belgium over potential loss of shipping trade to southern Europe. By expanding its port presence from Greece into Italy, China potentially gains a huge trade infrastructure advantage in EU trade terms via southern Europe… When Xi Jinping went from Italy to meet France’s embattled President Macron on March 26, Macron took an unusual step and invited German Chancellor Merkel and EU Commission President Juncker to join to form appearance of a united bloc to the overwhelming economic challenge of the Chinese… Two days before the Xi visit to Paris Macron told the press that, “the period of European naivety” regarding the EU’s relations with China is over. He cryptically added, ‘The relationship between the EU and China must not be first and foremost a trading one, but a geopolitical and strategic relationship.’.. France and Germany to date have resisted any formal EU cooperation with China’s Belt, Road Initiative and have pressured individual EU countries such as Italy not to make bilateral deals with China. But the reality is that the EU is largely dysfunctional in terms of modern industrial strategy. In this sense the Xi Jinping Italy BRI agreements can well be a trigger for a global geopolitical tectonic shift. How that will look in the future is impossible to say. At present, it appears Beijing is holding the stronger cards.”

Brussels Becomes First Major City to Halt 5G Due to Health Effects – by Josh del Sol Beaulieu – http://www.greenmedinfo.com/blog/brussels-becomes-first-major-city-halt-5g-due-health-effects – ” ‘I cannot welcome such technology if the radiation standards, which must protect the citizen, are not respected, 5G or not. The people of Brussels are not guinea pigs whose health I can sell at a profit. We cannot leave anything to doubt.’ -Céline Fremault, Minister of the Government (Brussels-Captial Region), responsible for Housing, Quality of Life, Environment and Energy… Ms. Fremault accurately identified that a 5G pilot project is not compatible with Belgian radiation safety standards (9 V/m, or 95 mW/m2 according to this online converter), and stated that she does not intend to make an exception. (In the Building Biology guidelines, the threshold for extreme concern is 1 mW/m2. However, many government agencies still only consider thermal effects, instead of the cumulative body of thousands of peer-reviewed scientific studies.).. Perhaps with Brussels heading up the European Union, and with one of the two major 5G appeals being addressed to the EU, officials there are better informed and motivated to protect themselves.

US Senator Blumenthal Raises Concerns on 5G Wireless Technology Health Risks at Senate Hearing (Timestamped – 2 min) – “So there really is no research ongoing. We’re kind of… flying blind here, as far as health and safety is concerned.” -Sen. Blumenthal

https://youtu.be/ekNC0J3xx1w?t=156

Dear Stock Market: You Can’t Have It Both Ways – by Charles Hugh Smith (04/03/2019) – http://wallstreetwindow.com/2019/04/dear-stock-market-you-cant-have-it-both-ways-charles-hugh-smith-04-03-2019/OK, let me see if I have this right: the stock market is soaring because the economy is softening, so the Federal Reserve panicked and went from raising rates to considering cutting rates… It seems markets are now assuming a rate cut is already locked in, given the Fed’s commitment to cease trimming its balance sheet by September. This dovish reversal means liquidity is flooding back into stocks and bonds, and so stocks are rising as once again “the Fed has our backs.”.. OK, I get it. But the market is also rising because punters and pundits are assuming the soft spot in economic expansion has ended, and growth is already resuming globally… The positive data out of China is taken as proof-positive of this resumption of expansion. Now wait a minute–the market is rising because growth is softening and also because growth has resumed? Sorry Stock Market, you can’t have it both ways.”

Forget ‘Creepy’ – Biden Has A Major Ukraine Problem – by Tyler Durden – https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-04-02/forget-creepy-biden-has-major-ukraine-problem – ” ‘I said, ‘You’re not getting the billion.’ I’m going to be leaving here in, I think it was about six hours. I looked at them and said: ‘I’m leaving in six hours. If the prosecutor is not fired, you’re not getting the money,’ ‘ bragged Biden, recalling the conversation with Poroshenko… And why would Biden want the “son of a bitch” fired?.. In what must be an amazing coincidence, the prosecutor was leading a wide-ranging corruption investigation into a natural gas firm – which Biden’s son, Hunter, sat on the board of directors.”

After synagogue massacre, Pittsburgh approves gun restrictions – by Ramesh Santanam – https://www.timesofisrael.com/after-synagogue-massacre-pittsburgh-approves-gun-restrictions/ – “The legislation places restrictions on military-style assault weapons like the AR-15 rifle that authorities say was used in the Oct. 27 rampage at Tree of Life Synagogue that killed 11 and wounded seven. It also bans most uses of armor-piercing ammunition and high-capacity magazines, and allows the temporary seizure of guns from people who are determined to be a danger to themselves or others… Pennsylvania state law forbids municipalities from regulating guns, and pro-gun advocates say they’ll sue to block the laws from taking effect — and file private criminal complaints against council and Peduto over allegations of abuse of office and official repression.”

Deep State Pro Vaxx Training: “How to Be The Most Effective Advocate For Vaccination You Can Be” (38 min)

https://youtu.be/ZV5Md7Z3_Go

THE WEAPONIZATION OF SOCIAL MEDIA SHOULD CONCERN US ALL – Six Game-changer Interviews with Michael McKibben, the Real Inventor of Social Networking – https://americans4innovation.blogspot.com/2017/11/the-weaponization-of-social-media.htmlComment: Links to all 6 interview transcripts on this page. This is very relevant to what’s happening now in the wake of the collapse of the “Russian Collusion” narrative.

Aibo’s dark side: Why Illinois bans Sony’s robot dog – The state’s Biometric Information Privacy Act prevents Sony from selling it there – by Megan Wollerton – https://www.cnet.com/news/what-sonys-robot-dog-teaches-us-about-biometric-data-privacy/

Exclusive: Yemeni child soldiers recruited by Saudi-UAE coalition (w/video 10 min) – Al Jazeera obtains exclusive footage proving presence of child soldiers in recruitment camp of Saudi-UAE-led coalition – https://www.aljazeera.com/news/middleeast/2019/03/exclusive-yemeni-child-soldiers-recruited-saudi-uae-coalition-190329132329547.html

UN launches investigation after Mail on Sunday exposé reveals British Special Forces are fighting on same side as child soldiers in Yemen civil war – ● Report sparked questions over Britain’s complicity in support for Saudi Arabia; ● Charities say Yemeni children of 13 are considered old enough to fight by elders; ● Harrowing pictures of children with AK47s emerged from the war’s front line – by Marc Nicol – https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6869027/British-Special-Forces-fighting-Yemen-child-soldiers-triggers-investigation.html – “The MoS report casts doubt over the veracity of the Government’s often-repeated claim that the UK ‘is not a party to the war’… The Ministry of Defence has previously been forced to defend its support for Saudi Arabia after it emerged that RAF engineers are being used to repair Saudi combat aircraft and, as the MoS previously revealed, British infantry soldiers are training Saudi troops before they deploy to Yemen. The UK also has military liaison officers embedded in the kingdom’s military headquarters… Last Tuesday, Shadow Foreign Secretary Emily Thornberry asked a Foreign Office Minister whether British Forces are ‘providing support’ to local militia forces in Yemen who send children aged as young as 13 into battle… Mark Field MP responded: ‘We still hold the firm view that we are not a party to the conflict.’.. ‘Clearly we are supportive of Saudi Arabia which has been a long-standing ally. The Mail on Sunday makes some very serious allegations and I am keen we get to the bottom of them.’ ” Comment: “Political language… is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind.” – George Orwell (Eric Blair)

Trump, Russia, Possible Collusion (REMIX) (2 min)

https://youtu.be/lw2BVI9OhC4

Putin and the Rules of the Elite – by Aleksandr Khaldey (translated from Russian) – https://www.veteranstoday.com/2019/03/29/putin-and-the-rules-of-the-elite/ – “When trying to understand during many years why Putin doesn’t rotate the elite but works with what already exists, very few people understand the subject of discussion. Experts already know almost by heart the president, his biography, and the story of his arrival to the top of power. Much less attention is paid to the elite of Russia, and that’s why there is much less understanding of what it represents and whether the president has some opportunities to radically influence the elite (for example, like how Stalin did) or these opportunities are very limited… Society already understands that the elite isn’t just economic and interest groups. The elite is a system that the head of state leans on. It is impossible to destroy this pillar without creating another one. There isn’t another system.” – Comment: This is an amazing article on the Russian oligarchy that has major implications for governments in general.

Leaked Recording Makes It Perfectly Clear the White House is in Bed With Big Oil – by Derrick Broze – https://www.activistpost.com/2019/03/leaked-recording-makes-it-perfectly-clear-the-white-house-is-in-bed-with-big-oil.html – “On Thursday morning, David Bernhardt—former oil lobbyist, lawyer, and current acting Secretary of the Interior Department—will face a confirmation hearing for his role as acting Secretary of the Interior. Bernhardt will likely face allegations that he has continued business relations with former clients in the Petroleum and Oil industry, despite his promises to recuse himself from such business. A newly released secret recording and thousands of pages of previously unseen documents clearly outline Bernhardt’s ongoing connections to the oil lobby.”

From the Reports-of-the-Demise-of-April-Fools-Day-Have-Been-Greatly-Exaggerated Desk: Leaked Mueller Report Proves Barr Lied; Collusion Theorists Vindicated – by Caitlin Johnstone – https://caitlinjohnstone.com/2019/04/01/leaked-mueller-report-proves-barr-lied-collusion-theorists-vindicated/ – “Mueller told reporters Monday morning that there would indeed be mass indictments of large numbers of Trump associates revealed in the near future, including Jared Kushner and Donald Trump, Jr, just as the diligent journalism of MSNBC and other respected news media outlets have been assuring. Mueller said the delay in the arrests, and the mountain of evidence which will surely lead to Trump’s impeachment, was due to the need to ‘cross a few ‘t’s and dot a few ‘i’s.’.. When asked why he didn’t reveal to the public that Barr was misrepresenting the contents of his report, Mueller responded with a mischievous grin, “I didn’t want to spoil the surprise.” He then put on a pair of sunglasses and rode off on a motorcycle due east into the rising sun, while the smooth notes of a single saxophone resounded through the D.C. cityscape… Obviously I owe the world a very big apology. I’m sorry for calling the Russiagaters idiots, morons, drooling imbeciles, stupid, gullible sheep, foam-brained human livestock, tinfoil pussyhat-wearing delusional conspiracy theorists, demented cold war-enabling McCarthyite bootlickers, oafish slug-headed slime creatures, energy-sucking, CIA-coddling wastes of space and oxygen, and an embarrassment to the human species. Clearly, because of their indisputable vindication this April the first 2019, they are definitely none of these things.”

Pompeo’s VIDEO Shows ‘Third Temple’ Model, Sparks Fears Over Biblical End Timeshttps://sputniknews.com/world/201903231073479183-mike-pompeo-jerusalem-third-temple-model/

For the Week of 3/25/19:

The Federal Reserve’s Controlled Demolition Of The Economy Is Almost Complete – by Brandon Smith – https://www.activistpost.com/2019/03/the-federal-reserves-controlled-demolition-of-the-economy-is-almost-complete.html – With chaos comes opportunity for those in power. They don’t let a good crisis go to waste, especially when they created the crisis. I have written extensively about this issue in past articles such as ‘The Economic End Game Explained’ and ‘IMF Reveals Cryptocurrency Is The New World Order End Game’… No matter what the mainstream media says over the course of this year, I want readers to remember that this was a disaster at least ten years in the making. It is not something that suddenly fell out of the sky. It was not something that was unexpected or unpredictable. It was highly predictable to those with the eyes to see. It was NOT a mistake… In my article ‘Party While You Can – Central Bank Ready To Pop The Everything Bubble’, I outlined a process or tactic which the Fed has used on many occasions in the past: The creation of economic bubbles through inflation and artificially low interest rates, followed by abrupt tightening and higher interest rates into economic weakness. This tactic is highly effective in accomplishing ONE GOAL – financial collapse…It is the same strategy the Fed used at the beginning of the Great Depression. It is also what the Fed used to trigger the crash of 2008. And, in 2018-2019, the Fed is doing it again.”

New Study of Mind-Matter Interaction Via Double Slit Experiment Yields “Remarkable” Results – by Arjun Walia – https://www.collective-evolution.com/2019/03/25/new-study-of-mind-matter-interaction-via-double-slit-experiment-yields-remarkable-results/ – “The connection between human consciousness, or factors associated with human consciousness such as intention, thoughts, feelings and emotions, and the physical realm is fascinating. This is precisely why nearly all of the founding fathers of quantum physics were so preoccupied with learning more about consciousness and “non-material” science in general. For instance, the theoretical physicist who originated quantum theory, Max Planck, regarded “consciousness as fundamental” and matter as a “derivative from consciousness.” Eugene Wigner, another famous theoretical physicist and mathematician, also emphasized how ‘it was not possible to formulate the laws of quantum mechanics in a fully consistent way without reference to consciousness.’.. A paper published in the peer-reviewed journal Physics Essays by Dean Radin, PhD explains how this experiment has been used multiple times to explore the role of consciousness in shaping the nature of physical reality. The paper showed that meditators were able to collapse quantum systems at a distance through intention alone. The meditators were the “observer” in this case:

‘Observations not only disturb what has to be measured, they produce it… We compel [the electron] to assume a definite position… We ourselves produce the results of the measurement.’.. I recently came across a post on Radin’s Facebook page regarding a new study just published in PLOS ONE titled Independent re-analysis of alleged mind-matter interaction in double-slit experimental data.

His Facebook post reads,

Just published. “… this paper is the third independent statistical analysis … showing significant differences in fringe visibility between concentration and relaxation epochs of human subjects….”. The author made several assumptions that differed from ours, which resulted in reduced statistical power. That in turn led to a more conservative conclusion. Even so, anomalies were clearly found in these data that defy ordinary explanations.

In that study, they provided a “two year long experimental dataset in which authors of Radin, et al., 2016 claim to find evidence of mind-matter interaction is independently re-analyzed. In this experiment, participants are asked to periodically shift their attention towards or away from a double-slit optical apparatus. Shifts in fringe visibility of the interference pattern are monitored and tested against the common sense null hypothesis that such shifts should not correlate with the participant’s attention state… They concluded that:

“The thorough analysis pursued in this paper gives a much broader and full picture of the data than the ones previously published in [1] and [19]. On the one hand, we find undeniable anomalies in the human data with shifts of the fringe visibility in the direction expected by human intention. The fact that fringe visibility decreases when human intention tries to make it decrease, and increases when human intention tries to make it increase is remarkable.” – Question: What are we looking at?

From the Gift-That-Keeps-On-Giving Desk: New Mueller probe revelations explain Trump’s ragehttp://pulsedailynews.com/2019/03/new-mueller-probe-revelations-explain-trumps-rage/ – “Play VideoDocs show Mueller investigated Cohen long before raid 02:07Methods used by investigators to track Cohen, including state-of-the-art techniques targeting Apple devices, and the revelation of their sweep through the lawyer’s emails and telephone communications may fuel Trump’s fury about what he sees as the special counsel’s “witch hunt.”They also suggest that Mueller and his counterparts in New York may know a lot about the communications of people around Trump during parts of the 2016 campaign and early in the presidency.The documents show that Mueller had shown probable cause that Cohen had committed a crime to obtain warrants for two email accounts as far back as the summer of 2017, nine months before FBI agents acting on behalf of New York prosecutors raided Cohen’s office and residences.Trump’s siege mentality is unlikely to be helped by the simultaneous publication Tuesday of a double page spread in his hometown newspaper, The New York Times, revealing his complicated financial relationship with Deutsche Bank.Although the article did not show any illegality, it is the kind of unflattering deep dive critique of his personal and business practices that Trump abhors.”

Court Orders Christian To Pay $55,000 To Trans Politician For Calling Him “BIOLOGICAL MALE” (10 min) – Comment: Let the punishment fit the crime!

https://youtu.be/3m91Fu-YUCo

Fire At Security Service HQ Continued Series Of ‘Accidents’ Targeting Venezuela Infrastructurehttps://southfront.org/fire-at-security-service-hq-continued-series-of-accidents-targeting-venezuela-infrastructure/ – “There has been no official announcement by the Venezuelan authorities as of the morning of March 29th… For their part, the firefighters of the Capital District are in the place trying to put out the fire, but according to journalist Román Camacho, the fire was possibly produced by the adjacent brush… Roberto Marrero was the last person to be put in the branch for political prisoners of el Helicoide, but the director of the NGO Penal Forum, Alfredo Romero, explained that the fire occurred on the opposite side in which the prisoners are, so it would not affect the prisoners. He also said that the political prisoner wing currently held 20 individuals.” – Comment: There have now been over 200 attacks by the Venezuelan “opposition” in the last 2 years against the infrastructure of the country.

Turkish Military Opens Command Center For Future Operation In Northeastern Syriahttps://southfront.org/turkish-military-opens-command-center-for-future-operation-in-northeastern-syria/ – “On March 30, Turkey’s Defense Minister, Hulusi Akar, and Chief of General Staff, Gen. Yasar Gulero, inaugurated a center in southeastern province of Sanliurfa that will manage any possible military operation east of the Euphrates River in northern Syria… The new command center reflects Turkey’s determination to end the current situation in northeastern Syria, where US-backed Kurdish forces have established a self-administration. Turkey consider these forces a threat to its national security and recognize some of them, like the People’s Protection Units (YPG), as terrorist groups… Earlier, Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan vowed to solve the issue of northeastern Syria “on the field” after the upcoming local elections, which is set to be held on March 31. The Turkish President warned that his country will not tolerate a “terrorist corridor” on its southern border.”

SDF General Commander: Decision To Liberate Afrin By Force Has Been Madehttps://southfront.org/turkish-military-opens-command-center-for-future-operation-in-northeastern-syria/ – ” ‘We are preparing and making arrangements in order to liberate Afrin … Because this is a military matter, everyone should know that when the time is suitable, the liberation phase will begin,’ Ferhat Abdi Sahin, who is known by his nom de guerre “Mazloum Kobane” said in an interview with the Kurdish Sterk TV… Mazloum Kobane added that all SDF groups, including the People’s Protection Units (YPG) and the Woman’s Protection Units (YPJ), have affirmed their readiness to participate in the liberation of Afrin once the battle begin… ‘Afrin is not only a Kurdish area, but a Syrian area … It’s within the SDF’s mission to protect all Syria territory,” Mazloum Kobane said.” – Comment: Afrin is currently occupied by Turkish forces.

“The Russians are Still Coming” “Without RussiaGate”: The “Fake News” Witch-hunt against the Independent Media – US Foreign Policy under Trump in the Wake of the Russia Probe – by Prof Michel Chossudovsky – https://www.globalresearch.ca/the-russians-are-still-coming-without-russiagate-fake-news-and-us-foreign-policy-under-trump/5672835 – “The RussiaGate narrative was required to sustain the multibillion dollar contracts in favor of the military industrial complex including the 1.2 trillion dollar nuclear weapons program… What was at stake in 2016 were fundamental rivalries within the US establishment marked by the clash between competing corporate (and political) factions, each of which was intent upon exerting control over the incoming US presidency… In this regard, Trump was not entirely in the pocket of the lobby groups. He was not a groomed politician. As a member of the business establishment, he had his own corporate sponsors and fund raisers. His stated foreign policy agenda including his “commitment” to revise Washington’s relationship with Moscow did not fully conform with the interests of the defence contractors.”

Is There An Overwhelming, But Understated, “Fiscal Burden” For States Caused By Illegal Immigration? – by Catherine Frompovich – https://www.activistpost.com/2019/03/is-there-an-overwhelming-but-understated-fiscal-burden-for-states-caused-by-illegal-immigration.html – “Most citizens really don’t know how much illegal immigration actually costs. What’s free for one person obviously has to be paid for by someone else, i.e., taxpayers!.. However, FAIRUS.org http://www.FAIRUS.org did its homework regarding what illegal immigration costs each state; what you learn from their reports probably will shock you.”

‘Life Is Such a Simple, Yet Cruel Thing’ By Vladimir Putin – Family Memories of WW2 – President Putin pens recollection of his family’s experience during the Leningrad siege – https://russia-insider.com/en/history/life-such-simple-yet-cruel-thing-vladimir-putin-family-memories-ww2/ri6661

SO YOU THOUGHT RHODES SCHOLARSHIPS WERE GOOD? – ● Rhodes Scholarships groom teenage soldiers for Cecil Rhodes’ 200-year British federalist plan to be the Anglo-Saxon “real rulers of the world”; ● Rhodes’ Jesuit-inspired secret Round Table “Society” (1888) weaponized propaganda, psychiatry, wireless technology and banking with many fronts, most notably the Council on Foreign Relations today; ● Cecil Rhodes, Alfred Milner and Rothschilds established the modern framework 100 years ago using a racist, sexist, totalitarian “tail male” dynastic grip on power reaching back to the British East India Company (founded in 1600); ● Instruments of this world hegemony: The Privy Council, The Round Table, ‘Milner’s Kindergarten,’ De Beers, Fabian Society, Wall Street, Rhodes Scholarships, Pilgrim Society, Wellington House, Imperial War Cabinet (1917), BPS, Tavistock Institute, Frankfurt Institute, SOE, OSS, Stay-behind Units, C.I.A., CFR, WEF, EU, Rio Tinto, League of Nations, UN, SERCO, SES, OPIC, USAID, US State Dept, Integrity Initiative – https://americans4innovation.blogspot.com/2019/01/so-you-thought-rhodes-scholarships-were.html – “The extensive evidence in this post has been difficult to frame. Remarkably, we have discovered several very long historical threads that dictate the current explosion of fake news and breathless cries for impeachment of President Trump and those that elected him… Therefore, what is wrong with President Trump’s detractors? They seem mentally deranged. When asked to provide facts to support their rage, their knee-jerk reaction is to spew unconvincing breathless epithets like “racist!” “misogynist!” “homophobe!” “xenophobe!” “toxic male!” “whatever!”.. Our research has discovered unmistakable evidence that these triggered anti-Trumpers are, by and large, the victims of 100-years of continuous brainwashing by self-styled one-world elitists who currently control propaganda, psychiatry, wireless technology (the IBM Internet of Things), commerce and banking.”

New kind of deflation impels the great bond rally – Bond yields are dropping around the world because the world economy is slowing and inflation is evaporating – by David P. Goldman – https://www.asiatimes.com/2019/03/article/new-kind-of-deflation-impels-the-great-bond-rally/ – “A full retreat by the Fed as well as the European Central Bank arrested the fall in stock and commodity prices, but inflation expectations continue to fall in all major markets… That’s a different kind of deflation, brought on by buyer resistance to price increases. We saw that vividly in the February report on the US labor market, where employers simply stopped hiring in sectors where wages had risen the most. We observe it in the housing market, where buyers are pushing back against higher prices, and (once again) in the market for wireless telephone service… Across the world, the so-called breakeven inflation rate (the inflation rate at which inflation-indexed government bonds and ordinary bonds will pay the same total return) has decoupled from commodity prices. As the chart below makes clear, breakeven inflation in the US, Germany and Japan tracked the S&P/Goldman Sachs Commodity Index closely until the end of 2018. Germany and Japan decoupled first, then the US..”

SPLC on Life-Support: Former Staffer Quits, Calls Organization a Scam in Tell-All Article – by R. Cort Kirkwood – https://russia-insider.com/en/splc-life-support-former-staffer-quits-calls-organization-scam-tell-all-article/ri26629 – “The Southern Poverty Law Center was long ago exposed as money-making scam… It has amassed almost half-a-billion dollars fighting an imaginary tide of “hate” that is ever “rising,” which provides the twin benefits of bringing in that money and advancing the totalitarian goals of the radical Left. Topping that agenda is demonizing any opposition to the Left as “hate,” be it racism, homophobia, transphobia, and Islamophobia… Former SPLC staff member Bob Moser took to the New Yorker yesterday to elaborate on what we’ve known for some time: The SPLC is, again, a money-making scam. But he revealed that truth from the inside.”

Michael Avenatti, Pedophilia And A Fainting Heiress: NXIVM Sex-Cult Trial Gets Surreal – by Tyler Durden – https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-03-27/michael-avenatti-pedophilia-and-fainting-heiress-nxivm-sex-cult-trial-gets-kinked – “Seagram heiress Clare Bronfman had a dramatic day in court Wednesday where the accused NXIVM sex-cult financier fainted in response to being asked if she’d secretly retained lawyer Michael Avenatti… The 39-year-old daughter of late Seagram CEO Edgar Bronfman (whose funeral Hillary Clinton spoke at) pleaded not guilty last July to charges of racketeering, money laundering and identity theft for NXIVM – a secretive multi-level marketing company founded by Keith Raniere, who was arrested last March along with Smallville actress Allison Mack on federal charges which include sex trafficking, forced labor, wire fraud conspiracy, human trafficking and other counts… While NXIVM describes itself as a self-help business that has helped thousands of people “reach their potential” through various courses, the women’s-only “inner sanctum” led by Raniere is known as ‘DOS’, which whistleblower Frank Parlato said stands for “dominus obsequious sororium” – Latin for “master over the slave women”. Once they are a member – or “slave” – they are allegedly encouraged to recruit new women into their “slave pods”, stop dating, and be on call 24 hours a day after being branded with Raniere’s initials below the hip using a cauterizing iron… We wonder if Michael Avenatti knows anyone with an NXVIM scar?.. Bronfman faces up to 20 years in prison if found guilty. Good thing she’s got Jussie Smollet’s attorney – though no word on whether Michelle Obama’s former Chief of Staff will put in the good word.”

Goldman Just Put On The Next “Big Short” Trade – by Tyler Durden – https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-03-23/goldman-just-put-next-big-short-trade – “Just a few days later, we reported that one of the largest credit hedge funds, Canyon Partners, had put a $1 billion bet on CMBX blowing up in the coming months on expectations the commercial real estate bubble would soon blow up… Now, three weeks later, none other than Goldman has decided to echo what we said at the start of the month, and is urging its clients join the “big short” bandwagon by going short CMBX AAA bonds (while hedging in a pair trade by going long five-year investment-grade corporate CDX)… Noting that US commercial real estate prices have reached expensive levels, with cap rates tight relative to real Treasury rates by historical standards…

… Goldman points out a discrepancy, namely that at the same time, spreads on AAA CMBX indices have moved to historically tight levels: tight vs. other fixed income instruments such as CDX IG, and tight even relative to the spreads on the exact CMBS cash bond underliers referenced by the AAA CMBX products.”

“At First We Didn’t Believe It”: Fast-Melting Greenland Glacier Starts Growing Again In Massive U-Turn – by Tyler Durden – https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-03-28/first-we-didnt-believe-it-fast-melting-greenland-glacier-starts-growing-again – “A large and fast-melting glacier in Greenland is growing again, according to a new NASA study. The Jakobshavn (YA-cob-shawv-en) glacier on Greenland’s west coast had reportedly been retreating by around 1.8 miles and thinning by nearly 130 feet annually in 2012… According to a study published in Monday’s peer-reviewed Nature Geoscience, however, the glacier began growing at about the same rate over the past two years. That said, the authors of the study swear it’s temporary… “At first we didn’t believe it,” said lead author Ala Khazendar who works at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL). ‘We had pretty much assumed that Jakobshavn would just keep going on as it had over the last 20 years.’.. Co-author Josh Willis said that while this is “good news” on a temporary basis, it’s still “bad news” over the long term because it means that ocean temperatures are a larger factor in the growth and melting of glaciers than previously thought… ‘In the long run we’ll probably have to raise our predictions of sea level rise again,’ says Willis, pointing to inevitable doom from man-made global warming.” (emphasis added) – Comment: No, PLEASE don’t raise your predictions of sea level rise again! (this reversal of warming in the Arctic, despite the proven channeling of warm air over the Arctic Ocean by manipulation of the jetstream over the last 10 years or more, may presage the end of the “global warming” propaganda onslaught, as planetary cooling due to the oncoming Grand Solar Minimum begins to be obvious to the world).

Adam Schiff Furious After GOP Calls For His Immediate Resignation In “Explosive” Hearing – by Tyler Durden – https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-03-28/adam-schiff-furious-after-gop-calls-his-resignation-explosive-hearing – “Democratic House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff, who made Donald Trump’s now debunked Russiagate “witch hunt” his one mission in life, furiously pushed back as all nine Committee Republicans demanded his resignation, defending his past comments by lighting into the president and his family and campaign over its contacts with Russia… Calls from Republicans and president Trump for the Russiagate-obsessed Schiff to resign as head of the House Intelligence Committee have been loud in the days following the release of the four-page Mueller report summary. And on Thursday, the call was made right to the Congressman’s face in what Mediate described was an “explosive” clash, and The Hill dubbed a “striking display.”.. At the start of the House intel hearing on Thursday morning, Rep. Mike Conaway (R-TX) called for Schiff to step down — a call which he said was supported by all nine Republican members of the committee… ‘Your actions, both past, and present are incompatible with your duty of the chairman of this committee — which alone, in the House of Representatives — has the obligation and authority to provide effective oversight of the U.S. Intelligence community,’ Conaway said. ‘As such we have no faith in your ability to discharge your duties in a manner consistent with your Constitutional responsibility and urge your immediate resignation as chairman of the committee. Mr. Chairman, this letter is signed by all nine members of the Republican side of the committee, and I ask unanimous consent that it be entered into the record at today’s hearing.’ ”

3/29/19~WHAT DO YOU SEE? ARE YOU SURE?SOMETIMES OUR EYES AND EARS CAN PLAY TRICKS ON US(!) (22 min) – from Florida Maquis – Comment: Multiple perspectives from Venezuelans on both sides of the “Guaido Question” in Venezuela

https://youtu.be/2U-McInCVJ0

Study Estimates the Green New Deal to Cost $93 Trillion — That’s a Conservative Estimate – by Robert P. Murphy – https://www.activistpost.com/2019/03/study-estimates-the-green-new-deal-to-cost-93-trillion-thats-a-conservative-estimate.html – “Even so, more sober-minded policymakers, as well as the general public, should be aware of just how ludicrously expensive the GND really is. A recent analysis by the American Action Forum puts the initial 10-year cost at a staggering $93 trillion. Although the reader might understandably assume that this is an inflated figure designed to discredit the GND, it actually rests on a few conservative assumptions. The figure of $93 trillion is admittedly absurd, but that’s only because the planks of the GND are absurdly expensive. The American Action Forum estimate is entirely fair… The Major Components of the Green New Deal: The American Action Forum is headed by Douglas Holtz-Eakin, who—among other positions—was the director of the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) from 2003 to 2005. One can of course disagree with his team’s analysis, but their approach to “budget scoring” the GND is entirely conventional in DC circles… For their analysis, the AAF team focused on six major planks of the GND that they considered tractable for quantification. The table below summarized the various cost estimates for each of the six items:

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Source: American Action Forum – Notice that there are many items listed in the GND documentation that are not included in the table above. This is one reason that I have called their cost estimate conservative.”

The state of The State: Family Raided by Cops, Their Children Taken—for Not Bringing Son to ER for a Fever (2 min)

https://youtu.be/WejmTqwA0Wk

US isolated at UN Security Council over Golan decisionhttps://www.middleeastmonitor.com/20190328-us-isolated-at-u-n-security-council-over-golan-decision/ – “In a letter requesting Wednesday’s meeting, Syria described the US decision as a ‘flagrant violation” of council resolutions, while ally North Korea issued a statement backing “the struggle of the Syrian government and people for taking back the occupied Golan Heights.’.. British UN Ambassador Karen Pierce told the council that the US decision was in contravention of that 1981 resolution, while Russia’s Deputy UN Ambassador Vladimir Safronkov said Washington had violated UN resolutions and warned it could fuel instability in the Middle East… The European members of the council – France, Britain, Germany, Belgium and Poland – on Tuesday also raised concerns about ‘broader consequences of recognizing illegal annexation and also about the broader regional consequences.’.. Trump, with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu looking over his shoulder during a visit to Washington, on Monday signed a proclamation officially granting US recognition of the Golan Heights as Israeli territory… Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Qatar and Kuwait on Tuesday criticized the US decision on the Golan Heights and said the territory was occupied Arab land. Iran echoed the comments… The Security Council deployed a peacekeeping force in 1974 – known as the UN Disengagement Observer Force (UNDOF) – to monitor a ceasefire between Syria and Israel in the Golan Heights. There are more than 880 UN troops on the ground.”

Children Make Perfect Propaganda Props – #PropagandaWatch – by James Corbett (19 min)

https://youtu.be/L1uxwZh1S_s

Venezuelan Government Bars Guaidó From Office for 15 Years Amid US-Backed Coup Attempt – The move was announced by state comptroller general Elvis Amoroso, who cited “inconsistencies” in Guaidó’s finances – by Jake Johnson – https://www.commondreams.org/news/2019/03/28/venezuelan-government-bars-guaido-office-15-years-amid-us-backed-coup-attempt

After Recognizing Golan Heights As Israel, U.S. Calls On Syrian Army To Withdraw From Separation Linehttps://southfront.org/after-recognizing-golan-heights-as-israel-u-s-calls-on-syrian-army-to-withdraw-from-separation-line/ – “On March 27, the U.S. said that Russia should pressure the Damascus government to withdraw its armed forces from the separation line with the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights… ‘The United States and this Council cannot accept Syria’s efforts to establish its presence in the area of separation as a new norm … Therefore, the United States calls on the Russian Federation to use its influence with the Assad regime to compel the Syrian forces to uphold their commitment to the disengagement of forces agreement and immediately withdraw from the area of separation,’ U.S. diplomat Rodney Hunter told a U.N. Security Council meeting on the Golan Heights, according to Sputnik.”

From the Rust-Never-Sleeps Desk: U.S. Is Planning To Establish Military Base On Lebanon’s Coast – Report – https://southfront.org/u-s-is-planning-to-establish-military-base-on-lebanons-coast-report/ – “U.S. Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, personally inspected Behdaidat, which is located in the district of Jbeil, on March 23. During the unusual visit, Pompeo committed a half million U.S. dollars for the renovation of a historical church in the town. According to al-Joumhouria, this money could buy half of the 10km2 town’s properties… Pompeo heavily criticized Hezbollah in the course of his recent visit to Lebanon. The senior diplomat called the Lebanese party a terrorist group and accused it of working to take over the country… ‘Lebanon and the Lebanese people face a choice: bravely move forward as an independent and proud nation or allow the dark ambitions of Iran and Hezbollah to dictate your future,’ Pompeo said during a press conference in Beirut on March 22, according to New York Times… Experts told al-Joumhouria that that the strategic location of Behdaidat could allow the U.S. to monitor the coastal line and several alleged supply routes of Hezbollah. The experts predicted that if the base was indeed established, it would be only a part of a network of new bases that could cover a large part of Jbeil.” (emphasis added) – Comment: How much difference is there between U.S. bases in Lebenon and Israeli ones?

Ex-Model Who Attempted To Reveal Berlusconi’s Satanic Practices Dies From Painful Radioactive Poisoning – by Richard Enos – https://www.collective-evolution.com/2019/03/22/ex-model-who-attempted-to-reveal-berlusconis-satanic-practices-dies-from-painful-radioactive-poisoning/

Judgment Day – Any hopes Bayer-Monsanto had of getting off easy in the latest trial over Roundup weedkiller came crashing down this week – https://www.organicconsumers.org/bytes/organic-bytes-619-another-day-another-lawsuit-another-win-monsantos-victims – “The jury in the Hardeman v. Monsanto trial ordered Bayer to pay Edwin Hardeman $80 million. The judgment followed last week’s unanimous decision by the same jury that Roundup caused Hardeman’s cancer… Meanwhile, jury selection began this week in a third trial, Pilliod v. Monsanto. This time, Alva and Alberta Pilliod, married for nearly 50 years, allege that long-term exposure to Roundup caused them both to develop non-Hodgkin lymphoma cancer… The Hardeman trial was considered a bellwether case for the more than 9,000 similar lawsuits coming down the pike, involving cancer victims who used Roundup.”

BREAKING: Israel Attacks Aleppo, Helping Terrorist Ground Forces – by 21WIRE – https://21stcenturywire.com/2019/03/27/breaking-israel-attacks-aleppo-helping-terrorists-ground-forces/ – “ALEPPO, SYRIA (March 28, 00:15) – Israeli fighter jets appear to have launched a fresh attack against Syria, this time firing air to ground missiles at multiple targets in the northern province of Aleppo. Primary Israeli targets include Aleppo International Airport, and Nayrab Airbase… The Syrian air defense systems have engaged Israeli missiles over the City of Aleppo, shooting down approximately 12 incoming targets.”

“Blood Gold” in La Rinconada, Devil’s Paradise in Peru’s Andes: A Crime Gang-run City, Human Rights do not Exist – by Peter Koenig – https://www.globalresearch.ca/blood-gold-in-la-rinconada-devils-paradise-in-perus-andes-a-crime-gang-run-city-human-rights-do-not-exist/5672701 – “The thin, oxygen-poor air is loaded with mercury vapor that slowly penetrates people’s lungs, affecting over time the nervous system, memory, body motor, leading often to paralysis and early death. Average life expectancy of a mine worker is 30-35years, about half of Peruvian’s average life expectancy… Life has no value. People are killed for carrying a rock that may contain some tiny veins of gold. Bodies are often just thrown on to garbage heaps to rot. Occasionally a body is found and then buried right on the garbage dump. It’s not unusual to find a grave right in the midst of a field of trash… Human rights do not exist in Rinconada. Child work is common place. And so is child prostitution, women and drug trafficking. Time off is a life of drunkenness and drug deliria. Life is worthless. See also Andre Vltchek’s essay… Small boys are used to work in underground mining galleries, where adults hardly fit. When the galleries collapse and a child – or several – dies – nobody cares. Many are not even identified. Most likely they are not missed. They are children of non-parents, like in non-humans, those that run this hellish mining industry, and those who send their children there to help them make a living. No love, no ethics, no respect for nothing but the legendary gold nugget, for greed and necessity. No mercy.That’s La Rinconada… Nobody cares – or not enough to investigate the death, the missing. It’s the name of the game. Miners come by their free will. They are not coerced. They enslave themselves, in the vane hope to get rich. Instead, they intoxicate themselves from mercury fumes, from a totally poisonous environment, daily exposure to heavy metals. Their nervous system slowly but surely fails them. Memory loss; brain damage, muscular dystrophy, collapsing lungs, paralysis, early death. For many, it’s a dream gone dead. That’s what poverty does; it kills while dreaming of a better world… Who buys this gold?.. Large corporations. One of them is the Swiss registered Metalor, One of the world’s largest gold foundries. Annually, about 3,000 to 3,500 tons of gold are mined across the globe. Switzerland refines about 70% to 80% of all the gold in the world. An estimated 20% to 30% of it is considered ‘blood gold’ – gold that stems from illicit mining practices, child labor, environmental and social destructions, land theft, corruption – like from Rinconada… As of now, Switzerland, the host of the globe’s largest mining corporations and gold foundries does not want to know the origin of the gold – possibly the environmentally and socially most destructive precious metal. Switzerland does not impose a code of ethics on the corporations that enjoy the Swiss tax-haven. The Swiss Government pretends that these mining corporations have their own codes of conduct, and the Swiss authorities trust that they adhere to their own standards of ethics. What an easy way out!”

From the Wake-Up-And-Smell-The-Apocalypse Desk: India successfully conducts anti-satellite missile testhttp://www.thenorthlines.com/india-successfully-conducts-anti-satellite-missile-test/ – “A DRDO-developed Ballistic Missile, Defence Interceptor Missile successfully engaged an Indian orbiting target satellite in Low Earth Orbit (LEO) in a Hit to Kill mode… An official release said, the interceptor missile was a three-stage missile with two solid rocket boosters. Tracking data from range sensors has confirmed that the mission met all its objectives… In his address to the nation, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced that India has demonstrated anti-satellite missile capability by shooting down a live satellite on a Low Earth Orbit… Mr Modi said, an Anti-Satellite Missile (A-SAT) destroyed the live satellite within three minutes. He said, with this, India has registered herself as a space power and till now only the US, Russia and China have achieved this.”

Brazil’s Haddad, Military Denounce Bolsonaro Coup Celebrationshttps://www.telesurenglish.net/news/Brazils-Haddad-Military-Denounce-Bolsonaro-Coup-Celebrations-20190327-0010.html – “Brazil’s public prosecutor’s office say they are against Jair’s coup celebrations… According to G1 Globo the national public prosecutor came out with a statement that read: “Celebrating the dictatorship is … celebrating an unconstitutional regime responsible for serious human rights violations. This initiative deserves social and political repudiation” said the state lawyers…'”In fact, using the public structure to defend and celebrate constitutional and international crimes violates the most basic principles of public administration, which may characterize an act of administrative impropriety,’ the top prosecutors said.”

Over 450 Brazilian Jurists Call for Release of Lulahttps://www.telesurenglish.net/news/Over-450-Brazilian-Jurists-Call-for-Release-of-Lula-20190327-0012.html – “A manifesto signed by 464 Brazilian jurists calls for the release of former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, who has been held as a political prisoner since April 7, 2018, after being sentenced on the second instance for passive corruption and money laundering without any evidence against him… The document is addressed to the ministers of the Fifth Panel of the Superior Court of Justice (STJ), Felix Fischer, Jorge Mussi, Reynaldo Soares da Fonseca and Ribeiro Dantas. In the text, jurists point out that Lula is a victim of injustice and violence practiced by the state.”

‘War Crime’: Israeli Forces Kill 18-year-old Palestinian Medic in West Bankhttps://www.telesurenglish.net/news/War-Crime-Israeli-Forces-Kill-18-year-old-Palestinian-Medic-in-West-Bank-20190327-0017.html – “Shahid Muzher was shot in the abdomen by the Israeli occupying forces after a raid in a refugee camp. He later died on the operating table at the Beit Jala Hospital. He was wearing a medic vest when the Israeli occupied forces opened fire, shooting indiscriminately… Muzher was trying to save the injured protesters in the Dheisheh refugee camp after local Palestinian search rescue services were called… Palestinian Authority Health Minister Jawad Awwad condemned the killing of the teenager who served as a volunteer medic… Awwad said the ‘occupation’s killing of a volunteer medic by shooting him in the stomach is a war crime.’ ”

Rockland County NY Becomes America’s First Vaccine Police State – Bans Unvaccinated Children from Public Places – Health Dept. Goes Door to Door – by Brian Shilhavy – http://healthimpactnews.com/2019/breaking-rockland-county-ny-becomes-americas-first-vaccine-police-state-bans-unvaccinated-children-from-public-places-health-dept-goes-door-to-door/ – “Rockland County Executive Ed Day held a press conference earlier today to announce that he had declared a “state of emergency” regarding the New York state county’s 153 cases of measles over a 6-month period, and placed a ban on all children under the age of 18 from appearing in any public area, which includes schools, malls and places of worship… Mr. Day said that this was the “first such effort of this kind nationally.”.. The emergency ban is clearly targeted towards parents of unvaccinated children, as Mr. Day stated… Mr. Day tried to downplay fears of police checkpoints and random checks for vaccination status, but he also stated that any parent found to be not in compliance with the emergency order would be referred to the district attorney’s office for possible prosecution.” – Question: Will parents of child out of “compliance” be refered to New York’s “child protection services?” – Continuing:When confronted with more specific questions about the MMR vaccine, such as one person who asked if the MMR vaccine was for the correct strain of measles currently being found in the community, Mr. Day chose to criticize those who had suffered from vaccine injuries, claiming a higher moral ground for “the greater good” of society: ‘If you are going to People Magazine, and Jenny McCarthy for your medical advice, then you need to start re-examining your life… There’s risk in everything… Could there have been a child or a few children who have been compromised by a vaccination? Of course there could be… But there’s something called ‘The Greater Good’ here. Society has to come to an understanding at some point, that we have a responsibility to the greater good of the community.” (emphasis added)

From the When-In-Doubt-Double-Down Desk: Jews Must Never Be Afraid to Use Their Well-Earned Power – by Alan M. Dershowitz – https://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/13960/dershowitz-jews-power – “When I hear that Jews are too powerful, my response is, we are not powerful enough. When I hear that AIPAC is too influential a lobby, I say it must become even more influential. When I hear that Jews contribute too much money to support pro-Israel causes, I say we must contribute more. When I hear that Jews control the media, I ask “Why is so much of the media so anti-Israel?” When I hear that Jews have too much influence on the outcome of elections, I say we need to increase our influence. We aren’t doing enough. We must do more.”

Bombshell Lawsuit Claims FBI Knowingly Hid Evidence from Congress of Explosives Used on 9/11 – The Lawyers’ Committee for 9/11 Inquiry has filed a joint federal lawsuit citing that the FBI knowingly failed to turn over key evidence of the use of pre-placed explosives in World Trade Centers 1,2, and 7 – by Matt Agorist – https://thefreethoughtproject.com/fbi-lawsuit-key-evidence-explosives/ – “The complaint cites the failure of the FBI and its 9/11 Review Commission to assess key 9/11-related evidence that the FBI can be shown to have had, or been aware of, regarding: 1) the use of pre-placed explosives to destroy World Trade Center Buildings, 1, 2, and 7; 2) the arrest and investigation of the “High Fivers” observed photographing and celebrating the attacks on the World Trade Center on 9/11; 3) terrorist financing related the reported Saudi support for the 9/11 hijackers; 4) recovered plane parts, including serial numbers from all three crash locations; 5) video from cameras mounted inside and outside the Pentagon; and 6) cell phone communications from passengers aboard airplanes.”

Venezuela Plunged Into Second Blackout Within 20 Days Of The Firsthttps://southfront.org/venezuela-plunged-into-second-blackout-within-20-days-of-the-first/ – “Venezuelan Information Minister Jorge Rodriguez said that all teams are working on site to restore power as quickly as possible. He also announced that work and school are suspended throughout the country on March 26th… The blackout was, once again, blamed on an attack on the infrastructure… ‘We have experienced a new attack to the transmission and charging center of the National Electric System, aimed to take out the machines of the Simon Bolívar Hydroelectric Power Plant located in Guri’, explained Rodriguez… (Juan Guaido tweeted): ‘57% of Venezuela without power. The regime uses these moments to disinform and generate anxiety. We transmit only verified information and official sources. At this time, at least 17 states affected by a new blackout.’.. It would also appear that some Venezuelans listened to Guaido’s previous calls for looting and rioting:.. In Venezuela’s oil capital – Maracaibo, there was heavy looting and violence… As reported by the Guardian, many ‘describe the mayhem in psychiatric terms: a collective breakdown that shocked this lakeside city to its core and offered a terrifying glimpse of Venezuela’s possible future as it sinks deeper into economic, political and social decline.’.. The looting began 3 days after the first blackout began, on March 10th. But it became much worse on March 25th… US Senator Marco Rubio also used the chance to accuse the Maduro government of misconduct after the second blackout.”

The Great Fraud of National Zionism – by The Saker – http://www.unz.com/tsaker/the-great-fraud-of-national-zionism/ – “21st-century western values are not your grandfather values for sure! – Here we need to come back to 9/11 and the invasion of Europe by an immense flow of refugees. These are just two instances in which the people in the West felt directly attacked and whether 9/11 was a false flag or not, or whether the Empire triggered the refugee crisis by militarily attacking the Socialist People’s Libyan Arab Jamahiriya (that was the official name of Libya) is irrelevant… What matters is that the people in the West felt attacked by a vicious and most dangerous enemy: Islam… There were other, no less significant “attacks” on the very core of Western identity. For example, I don’t believe that the term “cultural Marxism” makes any sense at all, but it does describe a real phenomenon. Ditto for the profusion of pushy and even aggressive “minorities” of all kinds who demanded not only equal rights but even special privileges. In the legacy Ziomedia, we saw an apparently never-ending hunting season against Whites, against men, against heterosexuals, against Anglos, and against Christians. Needless to say, the attack on White Anglo-Saxon Christian heterosexual males was (and still is) relentless. A majority of people in the West were told that they are guilty of this or that historical injustice or crime, that their traditions and beliefs were evil and that they out to be ashamed of their identity on all levels… …If the election of Trump was a huge slap in the face of the Neocons, the reaction of the Neocons to this event was a massive slap in the face of the American people. What began with Hillary’s “basket of deplorables” soon turned into a long list of ridiculous accusations (including, my personal favorites: Ron Paul is a “Putin’s best friend,” Rand Paul a “Russian stooge” and Tulsi Gabbard a “Putin puppet“)… Frankly, this kind of constant bashing of everything traditional is nothing else but a type of mental rape of the western cultural identity. A reaction to this kind of onslaught was inevitable. The only question was which form it would take… Understanding National Zionism – a primer – It took the form of what the French philosopher Alain Soral called “National Zionism.” Here is how Soral explains this ideology:.. …I am personally convinced that the entire Alt-Right movement has been created by the US deep state and that it is still run by it. The purpose of the Alt-Right and the National Front is to offer a nationalistic and pseudo-Christian alternative to any kind of real traditionalism or any kind of real Christianity. On the rank and file level you will find a lot of anti-Israeli, anti-Zionist and even anti-Jewish sentiments amongst Alt-Righters and National Fronters, but on the leadership level, it is wall to wall Zionist. To get a feel for this Zionist (pseudo-)patriotism just take a look at these propaganda images: ” – (Underlined emphasis added)

US-led Genocidal War and Destruction of Socialism: 20 Years after the NATO Bombing of Yugoslavia – by Prof. John McMurtry and Prof Michel Chossudovsky – https://www.globalresearch.ca/us-led-genocidal-war-and-destruction-of-socialism-20-years-after-the-nato-bombing-of-yugoslavia/5672520 – ” ‘The new ‘Constitution’ included as an Appendix to the Dayton Accords handed the reins of economic policy over to the Bretton Woods institutions and the London based European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD). The IMF was empowered to appoint the first governor of the Bosnian Central Bank, who, like the High Representative, ‘shall not be a citizen of Bosnia and Herzegovina or a neighboring State. … it may not extend credit by creating money, operating in this respect as a currency board.’.. “While the Central Bank was in IMF custody, the London-based EBRD heads the Commission on Public Corporations, which supervises since 1996, operations of all public sector enterprises in Bosnia, including energy, water, postal services, telecommunications, and transportation. The EBRD president appoints the commission chair and is in charge of public sector restructuring, i.e., the sell-off of state- and socially-owned assets and the procurement of long-term investment funds. Western creditors explicitly created the EBRD ‘to give a distinctively political dimension to lending.’.. ‘The US had earlier joined Belgrade’s other international creditors in imposing a first round of macroeconomics reform in 1980, shortly before the death of Marshall Tito. That initial round of restructuring set the pattern… ‘Secessionist tendencies feeding on social and ethnic divisions, gained impetus precisely during a period of brutal impoverishment of the Yugoslav population. The economic reforms “wreaked economic and political havoc… Slower growth, the accumulation of foreign debt and especially the cost of servicing it as well as devaluation led to a fall in the standard of living of the average Yugoslav… The economic crisis threatened political stability … it also threatened to aggravate simmering ethnic tensions’.”

Secret Torture Sites, Assassinations, Political Fraud, MH17 Tragedy And Other Realities Of Modern Ukrainehttps://southfront.org/secret-torture-sites-assassinations-political-fraud-mh17-tragedy-and-other-realities-of-modern-ukraine/ – “On March 25, Vasily Prozorov, an officer of Ukraine’s Security Service (SBU), who had fled to Russia, held a press conference in Moscow. He revealed facts and documents regarding secret torture sites, examples of political fraud, the MH17 tragedy and other key realities of the modern Ukraine… According to the ex-SBU officer, the Ukrainian government has established a network of secret torture sites in the area of the so-called Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO) in the eastern part of the country. One of them is located near Mariupol military airport… He also spoke about the series of assasinations of prominent commanders of local resistance forces in the region of Donbass. He said that the SBU was behind the assassination of commanders and leaders of the Donetsk and Lugansk People’s Republics (DPR and LPR)… The ex-officer said that the SBU is fully under control of incumbent President Petro Poroshenko and is preparing for vote rigging at the March 31 presidential election… ‘I want to draw your attention that the e-voting system Vybory is fully under control of the SBU’s department for computer and information security,’ Prozorov said.”

For the Week of 3/18/19:

US policy failure reopens Iraqi-Syrian borders and the Iran-Beirut road – by Elijah J Magnier – https://ejmagnier.com/2019/03/21/us-policy-failure-reopens-iraqi-syrian-borders-and-the-iran-beirut-road/ – “Thanks to the US move, Iran can now send all needed support and resume commerce with Syria, at a time when Israel has been bombing Damascus airport to try and slow down the re-supply of the Syrian army with precision missiles and other military equipment needed to rebuild the Army’s defence force. With the opening of a new border crossing between Iraq and Syria, the US occupation of the al-Tanf crossing becomes less significant. If the US tries to pressure Iraq to stop its commerce with Iran or Syria, Baghdad will ask for the departure of Trump’s forces from Mesopotamia.”

After Multiple Reports About New Zealanders Turning In Guns, Guess How Many Actually Did It? – by Tyler Durden – https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-03-20/after-multiple-reports-about-new-zealanders-turning-guns-guess-how-many-actually – “Following reports that a flood of New Zealand gun owners have been voluntarily surrending their firearms in the wake of last Friday’s Christchurch mosque attack that left 50 dead, the numbers are in on how many Kiwis actually handed over their weapons.”

Keynote Address from FCC Commissioner Brendan Carr (18 min) – He’s “super-excited” to be talking about 5G!

https://youtu.be/3tUdxNArANU

The Mueller Report Is In. They Were Wrong. We Were Right.– by Caitlin Johnstone – https://caitlinjohnstone.com/2019/03/22/the-mueller-report-is-in-they-were-wrong-we-were-right/ – ” It has been obvious from the very beginning that the Maddow Muppets were being sold a lie. In 2017 I wrote an article titled “How We Can Be Certain That Mueller Won’t Prove Trump-Russia Collusion“, saying that Mueller would continue finding evidence of corruption “since corruption is to DC insiders as water is to fish”, but he will not find evidence of collusion. If you care to take a scroll through the angry comments on that article, just on Medium alone, you will see a frozen snapshot of what the expectations were from mainstream liberals at the time. They had swallowed the Russiagate narrative hook, line and sinker, and they believed that the Mueller investigation was going to vindicate them. It did not.”

France To Deploy Military Against Next Round Of Yellow Vest Protests – by Tyler Durden – https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-03-20/french-military-counter-terror-forces-deployed-ahead-next-yellow-vest-protest – “In an effort to clamp down on the unraveling security situation, which has lately seen banks and residential buildings torched, and luxury stores and restaurants vandalized and destroyed, the French authorities have announced the deployment of anti-terrorism military forces in order to protect and secure public buildings… Following the worsening protest situation of the past weekend (after a brief lull at the end of President Macron’s failed ‘great debate’ initiative which pushed town halls to air grievances), which nearly turned deadly for random civilians caught in the mayhem of rioters clashing with police, the government will redirect counter-terror troops from Opération Sentinelle to focus on Yellow Vest related threats… Opération Sentinelle began after the January 2015 Île-de-France attacks (the series of al-Qaeda linked terrorist acts that began with the Charlie Hebdo shooting) and resulted in some 10,000 soldiers and 4,700 police and gendarmes deployed at sensitive sites and public buildings across the country.” Comment: Photo and Video evidence shows that the violence and rioting at or around the Yellow Vest demonstrations is being done not by the Yellow Vests, but by men dressed in black clothing. Throughout these demonstrations, the police and Gendarmes have consistently attacked and arrested the Yellow Vests while leaving those wearing black (the Black Bloc, who have often been outed as including members of police forces) to go about damaging property. The “Gendarmes” are the men-at-arms, or military police, so the military have already been present at Yellow Vest events. Things are moving in a dangerous (and disembling) direction.

US Regime Change Blueprint Proposed Venezuelan Electricity Blackouts as ‘Watershed Event’ for ‘Galvanizing Public Unrest’ – The US-funded CANVAS organization that trained Juan Guaido and his allies produced a 2010 memo on exploiting electricity outages and urged the opposition “to take advantage of the situation…towards their needs” – by Max Blumenthal – https://thegrayzone.com/2019/03/11/us-regime-change-blueprint-proposed-venezuelan-electricity-blackouts-as-watershed-event-for-galvanizing-public-unrest/ – “A leaked email from a Stratfor staffer noted that after they ousted Milosevic, ‘the kids who ran OTPOR grew up, got suits and designed CANVAS… or in other words a ‘export-a-revolution’ group that sowed the seeds for a NUMBER of color revolutions. They are still hooked into U.S. funding and basically go around the world trying to topple dictators and autocratic governments (ones that U.S. does not like).’.. Stratfor subsequently revealed that CANVAS “turned its attention to Venezuela” in 2005, after training opposition movements that led pro-NATO regime change operations across Eastern Europe… In September 2010, as Venezuela headed for a parliamentary election, CANVAS produced a series of memos outlining the plans they had hatched with “non-formal actors” like Guaido and his cadre of student activists to bring down Chavez. ‘This is the first opportunity for the opposition to get back into a position of power,’ Popovic wrote at the time.”

From the It-Just-Gets-Weirder Desk: Cops Shoot Teachers ‘Execution-Style’ With Pellet Guns in Insane School Shooting Drill – Teachers testified that they left the training with welts, bruises and abrasions as a result of being shot with the pellet guns in a somewhat overzealous attempt at realism – by Matt Agorist – https://thefreethoughtproject.com/teacher-shot-pellet-guns-execution-style/ – “The teachers were taken into a room, four at a time, at which point they were shot, without any prior warning. They were also told not to warn any of their colleagues when they left the room.”

Oil profits grease Trump administration’s move to recognize Israeli annexation of Golan – by Finian Cunningham – https://www.rt.com/op-ed/454231-golan-heights-oil-recognise/ – “The Trump administration, however, seems to be edging towards a landmark shift in US policy, which would officially recognize the Golan as part of Israel. A senior White House official was quoted last week as denying there was a change in US policy regarding the disputed territory. But several signs suggest otherwise… When Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu held his first visit with newly elected President Trump in the White House in February 2017, top of the agenda for their discussions was for the US to reciprocate long-held demands by Israel for Washington to assent to its annexation of the Golan… Last year, Israel’s Intelligence Minister Israel Katz told Reuters in an exclusive interview that he was confident the Trump administration was ready to make a declaration on Golan in his country’s favor. ‘I reckon there is great ripeness and a high probability this will happen,’ said Katz, adding that the move would be within the “next year.” His interview with Reuters was in May, some 10 months ago.”

From the If-You-Only-Read-One-Article-This-Week Desk: Who’s Behind The 5G Cull Of Humanity? – by Dean Henderson – https://hendersonlefthook.wordpress.com/2019/03/19/whos-behind-the-5g-cull-of-humanity/ – “In 1999, HP scientist Richard P. Walker was granted a patent for what would become known as the internet of everything, now better known as 5G. Walker and the rest of his Silicon Valley colleagues had been fed military technology by Lockheed Martin and IBM… HP spun off Agilent Technologies that same year as the vehicle through which the Walker patent would come to fruition. All ensuing patents pertaining to 5G would be mysteriously absorbed by Agilent, whether in the areas of surveillance, cybernetics, genetic engineering, human microchipping, or “wet works”… The corporation pushing Walker’s Agilent patent forward is SERCO, a powerful British company close to Lockheed Martin, GE and BAE. The first and last are the two biggest defense contractors in the world. All four are part of Crown Agents USA Inc. The golden share in SERCO is controlled through British Nuclear Fuels (BNFL) by Queen Elizabeth II.” – Comment: I sure hope the Alliance is on top of this one.

Ole Dammegard & Alfred Lambremont Webre ask you to question the Christchurch event (1hr 40min)

https://youtu.be/wLoz5mQtXuo

The Israeli “Defense” Force arrests a 9 year old boy from school with his backpack still on. (12 min)

https://youtu.be/hobWLm6OB7Y

“The Greater Good” (Award Winning) Documentary Film Pulled by Amazonhttps://thevaccinereaction.org/2019/03/the-greater-good-documentary-film-pulled-by-amazon/ – “In an article yesterday about the move by Amazon and other social media platforms like Facebook and Google to remove or restrict content in response to similar letters from Rep. Schiff, CBS News asked the question, ‘[W]here is the line between protecting a community and censoring it?’.. Leslie Manookian, producer of “The Greater Good,” responded,’We’re slipping ever closer to tyranny and these tech companies are the ones who are really driving the bus. We have not heard a word from Amazon, we’ve never heard a word from Facebook, never heard a word from YouTube, never heard a word from Google or any of these giant tech companies who are systematically censoring us.’.. The CBS News article noted, ‘Despite contacting tech companies about it, Rep. Schiff said he does not think it’s the government’s role to tell companies they can’t publish certain content.’ Rep. Schiff was quoted as saying, ‘There is a First Amendment right to say whatever you will.’.. CBS News reporter Tony Dokoupil followed up by asking Schiff the question, ‘But then why try to discourage tech companies from offering this free speech?’ ”

16 years ago today, I was watching the Iraq Shock & Awe bombing campaign after having interviewed Weapons Inspectors who told us that there were NO WMDs in Iraq… – by David DeGraw – https://www.facebook.com/ddegraw/posts/10219051942076417 – “No one wants to have their tax dollars stolen. No one wants to have their water supply contaminated. No one wants to eat toxic food. No one wants to pay twice as much for healthcare than any other nation pays… The corrupt global imperial elite interests who are robbing our tax dollars and our nation’s wealth, they don’t care what your political perspective or ideological viewpoint is. It’s not like they are only stealing tax dollars and wealth from liberals and not conservatives. It’s not like they distinguish between looting the wealth of conservatives or liberals, the old or the young, women or men. Global Imperialists don’t discriminate in any way, they will rob anyone and everyone.

Sterling Slides After UK Speaker Unexpectedly Blocks May’s Unaltered Deal Vote – by Tyler Durden – https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-03-18/sterling-slides-uk-speaker-blocks-mays-unaltered-deal-vote – “Presumably, this means May will have to alter her Meaningful Vote – in a way that satisfies Bercow’s discretion – which means, however, that any changes will have to be run by her EU counterparts (or overlords)… and will inevitably delay this portion of the process… As The FT reports, Mr Bercow said that the second so-called meaningful vote had cleared this hurdle because of additional legal reassurances published by the EU and the UK. However, Downing Street now says that no further negotiations are expected imminently, making it hard to clear before the third meaningful vote.”

Re-Targeting Cuba: Why Title III of U.S. Helms-Burton Act will be a Horror Show – by W. T. Whitney – https://www.counterpunch.org/2019/03/20/re-targeting-cuba-why-title-iii-of-u-s-helms-burton-act-will-be-a-horror-show/ – “Cuban Journalist Lázaro Barredo, formerly editor of Granma, summarizes: “Helms Burton literally has no precedents in the legal history of the United States. [It] constitutes an attack on sovereignty within the international community [and] represents political terrorism.” Helms Burton would “extend U.S. jurisdiction to other countries in an extraterritorial manner with the perverse intention of frightening, scaring, blackmailing, or dissuading persons interested in investing in Cuba.” We see a decision “to repossess the island, annex it, and move it toward total subordination to the United States.”

Land & sea sections of natural gas pipeline from Russia to Turkey connectedhttps://www.rt.com/business/454195-turkish-stream-pipeline-connected/

US Duplicity over Golan Demolishes Posturing on Crimea – by Finnian Cunningham – https://www.strategic-culture.org/news/2019/03/19/us-duplicity-over-golan-demolishes-posturing-on-crimea.html – “In any case, there is scant comparison between the Golan Heights and Crimea, save, that is, for the latest hypocrisy in Washington. While Crimea and its people are arguably historically part of Russia, the Golan Heights are indisputably a sovereign part of Syria which was forcibly annexed by Israeli military occupation… The illegality of Israel’s occupation of Golan is a matter of record under international law as stipulated in UNSC Resolution 497… There is no such international mandate concerning Crimea. Claims of Russia’s “annexation” are simply a matter of dubious political assertion made by Washington and its European allies.”

“Guaido Is The Most-Hated Man In Venezuela” – On-The-Ground In Caracas Versus The Media Spectacle – by Paul Cochrane – https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-03-18/guaido-most-hated-man-venezuela-ground-caracas-versus-media-spectacle – “PC: What about the power cuts that have plagued the country?… CG: During blackouts, people told stories, played music, or went out and talked on the streets. It was a paradise, no TVs, smartphones, but real human contact. People cook together. During the day they’re playing board games, dominoes, and kids are having fun. People with kids are possibly more stressed, especially if you live in a tower block, as if you’ve no electricity, you’ve no water. That is why the US hit the electricity grid as it means no water in Caracas – a city of 10 million people. Luckily there are wells with clean water around the city, so people queue up to get it… PC: So there was a real discrepancy between the image you were given of Venezuela and the reality?.. AG: Sure, there are queues for oil, but people are not dying of starvation and, as I said, poverty is no where near what it is like in Brazil. I wouldn’t say a harsh dictatorship, people were open, and criticized the government, and the US, but also Chavez and Maduro. The Partido Socialista Unido de Venezuela (PSUV) have admitted they had made bad economic decisions. I thought it would be more repressive, and it wasn’t. People were not fearful about speaking out. I think Venezuelans blame the Americans for the situation more than Maduro.”

NZ Police “Happened to Be in a Training Session” When Mosque Shooting Began – by Matt Agorist – https://www.activistpost.com/2019/03/nz-police-happened-to-be-in-a-training-session-when-mosque-shooting-began.html – “According to the NY Times: ‘The police said a special armed tactical unit arrived at Al Noor Mosque four minutes after the first officers, or 10 minutes after the initial emergency call… Mr. Cahill said it normally would have taken longer, with team members summoned to a police station to suit up. On Friday, though, they happened to be in a training session in the city center and wearing their gear, he said… “Any police force in the world — to get to the scene in six minutes, a specialist team there in 10 — that would be a success,” Mr. Cahill said.’.. Police in New Zealand don’t typically carry firearms, much less dress in tactical gear, so officers holding a drill with all their tactical equipment and weapons at the ready was a helpful coincidence indeed.”

Russian Foreign Ministry’s Comment On “Fifth Anniversary Of Crimea’s Reunification With Russia”https://southfront.org/russian-foreign-ministrys-comment-on-fifth-anniversary-of-crimeas-reunification-with-russia/

The Most SECRET/ILLEGAL Prison in America! Guess Who’s in There! (hint: Schaeffer Cox – 26 min)

https://youtu.be/h_aKwr5mBDY

Song – The Persecution of Schaeffer Cox – Jordan Page (4 min)

https://youtu.be/NGV1TXuR610

The climate strikers should inspire us all to act at the next UN summit – by António Guterres (UN Secretary General) – https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/mar/15/climate-strikers-urgency-un-summit-world-leaders – “My generation has failed to respond properly to the dramatic challenge of climate change. This is deeply felt by young people. No wonder they are angry… ‘Think we should be at school? Today’s climate strike is the biggest lesson of all’ -Greta Thunberg, Anna Taylor and others.. Despite years of talk, global emissions are reaching record levels and show no sign of peaking. The concentration of carbon dioxide in our atmosphere is the highest it has been in 3m years. The last four years were the four hottest on record, and winter temperatures in the Arctic have risen by 3-4°C in the last 50 years. Sea levels are rising, coral reefs are dying and we are starting to see the life-threatening impact of climate change on health, through air pollution, heatwaves and risks to food security… Thankfully, we have the Paris agreement – a visionary, viable, forward-looking policy framework that sets out exactly what needs to be done to stop climate disruption and reverse its impact. But the agreement itself is meaningless without ambitious action… That is why I am bringing world leaders together at a climate action summit later this year…” (emphasis added)

Brazil’s far-right leader visits Washington – Jair Bolsonaro’s itinerary includes meeting US President Donald Trump to discuss the Venezuela crisis – https://www.asiatimes.com/2019/03/article/brazils-far-right-leader-visits-washington/

Beijing home prices fall 10% over two years – Government to continue efforts to keep land prices, home prices and market expectations stable – https://www.asiatimes.com/2019/03/article/beijing-home-prices-fall-10-over-two-years/ – “Beijing has witnessed a notable drop in home prices and sales volume over the two years after the city announced property buying curbs on March 17, 2017… Beijing’s new home sales volume dropped to 50,843 units, compares with 92,281 units for March 18, 2015 to March 17, 2017, while second-hand home sales volume fell by about 50%, the Securities Times reported… The average selling price for second-hand homes was 59,898 yuan (US$ 8,920) per square meter in February 2019, down 11.3% from the level seen in March 2017, it said.” – (emphasis added)

The EU ‘Reichstaat’ in Systemic Disarray: A ‘Long War’ Portends – by Alastair Crooke – https://www.strategic-culture.org/news/2019/03/18/eu-reichstaat-systemic-disarray-long-war-portends.html – “Brexit is viewed by some as an ‘outlier’ to EU disorders — that it simply reflects British insularity, and may be disregarded. But they would be wrong. It is one fraught episode to what is set to be a ‘long war’. The next chapters are already clear: Les Gillets Jaunes in France, La Lega in Italy, the AfD in Germany, the May MEP elections, the Visegrad group, Vox in Spain, etc. etc. Brexit merely is the canary in the mine shaft, warning of coming danger. The counter-revolutionaries (as in Britain) are determined to crush all insurrection: It will be highly fraught.”

Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s remarks at the 73rd session of the UN General Assembly, New York, September 28, 2018 (video w/transcript) – http://www.mid.ru/en/press_service/video/-/asset_publisher/i6t41cq3VWP6/content/id/3359296

Sergey Lavrov, Russian Foreign Affairs Minister, Addresses UN 73rd General Assembly (15 min), Sept. 28, 2018

https://youtu.be/Ime6Vokaei0

The Quantum Internet Approaches: ● An entanglement-based wavelength-multiplexed quantum communication network has been demonstrated. It can operate alongside classical communications in the same telecommunication fibre. ● Sören Wengerowsky’s team at the University of Vienna has come up with a fully-connected quantum network architecture in which a single entangled photon source distributes quantum states to many users while minimizing the resources required for each. And it does this without sacrificing security or functionality relative to two-party communication schemes. ● The Vienna team used a single source of bipartite polarization entanglement, which was multiplexed into 12 wavelength channels. Six states were then distributed between four users in a fully-connected graph using only one fibre and one polarization analysis module per user. ● Because no adaptations of the entanglement source are required to add users, the network can readily be scaled to a large number of users without requiring trust in the provider of the source. ● This is new. Unlike previous attempts at multi-user networks, which have been based on active optical switches and are therefore limited to some duty cycle, the Vienna team’s implementation is fully passive and thus has the potential for unprecedented quantum communication speeds. ● This quantum network architecture is secure from eavesdropping or surveillance intrusion. Any attempt at hacking would disturb the fragile quantum state of the network and thus reveal the hacker’s presence to the network’s users. The users could then abandon the channel and use another one. The users in Wengerowsky’s network prototype had three channels each. The private lines used eliminated the need for communications to pass through trusted nodes or a central hub. And the whole network is passive optics. It can be operated through standard telecomms equipment…
Original paper here (12.12.18).

Florida Wants to Track Vaccination Status of All its Citizens with Proposed New Law – from National Vaccine Information Center – http://healthimpactnews.com/2019/florida-wants-to-track-vaccination-status-of-all-its-citizens-with-proposed-new-law/ – Permanent tracking against consent or being labeled by the state in a government database as a vaccine tracking refuser sounds a lot like government intrusion into their private life… While vaccine tracking systems are sometimes used to harass or penalize law abiding citizens who do not get every single vaccine on the CDC recommended schedule, or to punish providers who don’t coerce all their patients into vaccinating, the opposition to this bill is not about whether or not someone wants a vaccine, it is about the right to keep your private records actually private free from unwarranted surveillance and it is about what is appropriate behavior by a state agency to not trample those rights.”

For the Week of 3/11/19:

Statement By Russian Deputy Foreign Minister At Conference “Supporting the future of Syria and the region”https://southfront.org/statement-by-russian-deputy-foreign-minister-at-conference-supporting-the-future-of-syria-and-the-region/ – “When talking about the support of Syria, first of all, I would like to emphasize the main point: Russia strongly and firmly supports the restoration of sovereignty, independence, unity and territorial integrity of Syria. During all these years we have confirmed this principle position by concrete deeds. We are also convinced on the lack of alternatives to the political settlement of the Syrian crises within the framework of Syrian-led and Syrian-owned, UN-facilitated process in line with the UN Security Council resolution 2254 and in full respect of the principles of the UN Charter. In this regard, it is regrettable that the delegation of the Syrian government, full-fledged representative of its country to the UN, is not present at this important meeting, that contradicts the universally recognized provisions of the international law on the imperative to interact with legitimate authorities of the country.” (emphasis added) Comment: Syria was not permitted to attend this International Conference on their future.

Yellow Vests & police clash in Paris as Macron’s ‘great debate’ ends (VIDEO) – https://www.rt.com/news/453989-paris-yellow-vest-protests/ – “Clashes between Yellow Vest demonstrators and police broke out as rallies intensified on the 18th consecutive weekend of protests. President Emmanuel Macron’s “grand debate” aimed at pacifying the protests ended on Friday… Saturday’s rally saw thousands of people flooding the streets of downtown Paris, with many wearing black balaclavas and holding French flags… Violence erupted on the Champs-Elysees in Paris, where protesters congregated to take part in the weekly march which began in November… Video taken at the scene shows cafes and shops with smashed windows and broken furniture, as police stand guard in the street. The Yellow Vests have been quick to distance themselves from looters, claiming that the vandalism is carried out by a radical minority…’From 7,000 to 8,000 people are currently rallying in Paris, and out of them around 1,500 people are ultraviolent, and they have come to destroy and to attack,’ French Interior Minister Christophe Castaner told broadcaster BFMTV. The Interior Ministry later upped the turnout to 10,000 protesters in Paris and 14,500 nationwide.” (emphasis added) – Comment: All the (unofficial) spokespeople from the Yellow Vests (Gillets Jaunes) have consistently said that demonstrations are to be peaceful. The ones using violence are NOT wearing yellow vests, but are dressed in black and masked, i.e. Black Block. The government announced early in the demonstrations that masks won’t be permitted. But the Gendarmes do not arrest or attack the Black Block rioters, going around them to attack (with many maimed for life) and arrest the Yellow Vests. Many people reporting on the Yellow Vest demos suggest that police may be among the Black Block agents provocateurs.

NZ Threatens 10 Years In Prison For ‘Possessing’ Mosque Shooting Video; Web Hosts Warned, ‘Dissenter’ Banned – by Tyler Durden – https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-03-16/nz-threatens-10-years-prison-possessing-mosque-shooting-video-web-hosts-warned – “New Zealand authorities have reminded citizens that they face up to 10 years in prison for “knowingly” possessing a copy of the New Zealand mosque shooting video – and up to 14 years in prison for sharing it. Corporations (such as web hosts) face an additional $200,000 ($137,000 US) fine under the same law… Terrorist Brenton Tarrant used Facebook Live to broadcast the first 17 minutes of his attack on the Al Noor Mosque in Christchurch, New Zealand at approximately 1:40 p.m. on Friday – the first of two mosque attacks which left 50 dead and 50 injured… Copies of Tarrant’s livestream, along with his lengthy manifesto, began to rapidly circulate on various file hosting sites following the attack, which as we noted Friday – were quickly scrubbed from mainstream platforms such as Facebook, YouTube, Twitter and Scribd. YouTube has gone so far as to intentionally disable search filters so that people cannot find Christchurch shooting materials – including footage of suspected multiple shooters as well as the arrest of Tarrant and other suspects… Along with the censorship of online materials and investigation of content sharing platforms such as BitChute and 8chan – where the shooter posted a link to the livestream of his attack, social discussion service Dissenter has been blocked in New Zealand. Created by the people behind Twitter competitor Gab.ai – Dissenter is a browser extension which pops up a third-party comments section for any website where people can discuss content outside of the control of the website owner… On Saturday, Gab’s official accounts (@gab and @getongab) reported that “New Zealand ISPs have banned dissenter.com until it is “censorship compliant.”

San Diego Has Been Turned Into A Massive Chinese-Style Public Surveillance Network – by MassPrivateI – https://www.activistpost.com/2019/03/san-diego-has-been-turned-into-a-massive-chinese-style-public-surveillance-network.html – “Last year, BriefCam announced a “breakthrough” in real-time facial recognition surveillance… Robust multi-camera search capabilities identify men, women, children and vehicles with speed and precision, using 25 classes and attributes, face recognition, appearance similarity, color, size, speed, path, direction, and dwell time… According to another article, the City of San Diego is using GE’s CityIQ streetlights to listen to everyone… In 2017, civil rights advocates sent a letter to the mayor and city council asking the city not to install GE’s streetlights: Devices capable of monitoring and recording residents invade privacy, chill free speech, and disparately impact communities of color… But as the article revealed, San Diego ignored the public’s concerns and secretly installed 3200 spying GE streetlights.”

Free Speech and Shutting Down the Vaccine Debate (59 min) – by Truthstream Media

https://youtu.be/a3EHrjfLXaw

Sorry, Ilhan, Jews HAVE Hypnotized the World – by Kevin Barrett – https://www.unz.com/kbarrett/sorry-ilhan-jews-have-hypnotized-the-world/ – “An intergenerational Jewish tribal elite has spent the past 2500 years perfecting ways to bypass the rational faculties of their victims (the first of whom are non-elite Jews) while inculcating irrational beliefs and behaviors that bring wealth and power to that same elite. Many of their control techniques are reminiscent of hypnotism… Laurent Guyénot’s magisterial From Yahweh to Zion “unveils the process by which Yahweh, through the voices of his priests, prophets, and scribes (the ‘cognitive elite’) shaped the vision and collective psychology of his chosen people” (p.18). That voice of the Jewish cognitive elite, masquerading as the voice of God, wielded the same kind of charismatic, irrational authority over its victims as the voice of the hypnotist wields over his hypnotic subjects.

British Espionage – American Treasonhttps://aim4truth.org/2019/03/14/british-espionage-american-treason/ – “Before reviewing the rest of this post, you might like to listen to Douglas Gabriel and Michael McKibben explain how American traitors worked with British high-ranking attorneys under the Queen’s control to overthrow Donald Trump. This is an international crisis with huge consequences for all citizens of the world. After listening to them, you will find the information on this page relevant in making the case for British espionage and American treason.”

Revolution? Guaido Calls for Venezuelans to Mobilize for ‘Operation Freedom’https://sputniknews.com/latam/201903171073305809-guaido-venezuela-operation-freedom/ – ” ‘After we mobilize the entire country, we will go to Miraflores and reclaim what belongs to the people,’ Guaido told supporters, referring to the presidential palace, as he announced the ‘operation’ in the city of Valencia Saturday, AFP report says… Starting Saturday, Guaido is touring Venezuela accompanied by opposition lawmakers, tasked with the creation of ‘freedom cells’ — organized civilian opposition groups. The opposition announced that it has already set up 50 cells in half of Venezuela’s 23 states… ‘Whatever happens, we must be united, mobilized in the streets,’ Guaido said… According to Guaido’s tweet, Operation Freedom consists of three steps: to create “Freedom and aid” committees “on every street of Venezuela;” to create “labor and sectoral committees” in the public and private sectors and begin preparation of “constitutional forces” within National Armed Forces.”

Guaido Claims Has Control Over Venezuela’s US-Based PDVSA Subsidiaryhttps://sputniknews.com/latam/201903161073301028-guaido-control-pdvsa-subsidiary/ – “The statement comes after the US Department of Treasury on Thursday extended the expiration date of a general license for CITGO, whose 49.9 percent had been pledged by Caracas to Russian energy giant Rosneft as collateral for a $1.5 billion loan back in 2016, and PDV Holding by 18 months. According to the Treasury, the extension would enable CITGO to continue its activities while ‘prohibiting any benefit from flowing back to the illegitimate Maduro regime.’ ”

Montana Legislator Calls for $1K a Day Fines and Jail for CPS Workers who Kidnap Childrenhttp://healthimpactnews.com/2019/montana-legislator-calls-for-1k-a-day-fines-and-jail-for-cps-workers-who-kidnap-children/ – “Representative Garcia states: ‘Child Protective Services do not protect the kids, they kidnap them.’.. He goes on to explain that CPS workers need a court order to remove children from their home, but routinely do not have court orders, and he wants to start fining them and putting them in jail when they take children out of homes without court orders… Listen to the full interview… Prior to interviewing Representative Garcia, James White interviewed Debbie Westlake from Butte, Montana, as an example of the kind of corruption in child welfare services in Montana… He writes: ‘In summary, Debbie had some medical issues and needed to be hospitalized for a couple weeks… CPS took over and protected her son during her hospital stay. The visitation specialist who returned Debbie’s son, Robert, made advances on Debbie of a sexual nature, which she rebuked and then reported… The worker was subsequently arrested for 4 counts of incest and was sentenced to 80 years in prison… After another 5 hour hospital stay, CPS took (Debbie’s son) Robert and he has not been home since.”

How the World’s Leading Banks Help Launder $2 Trillion a Yearhttps://news.bitcoin.com/how-the-worlds-leading-banks-help-launder-2-trillion-a-year/ – ” Financial incumbents and politicians love to invade normal people’s everyday activities and they’d love to know how our funds are being spent right down to the last penny. At the same time, the banking system that they regulate is used to wash trillions each and every year using schemes like shell companies, bogus supply chain invoices, smurfing, and ‘mirror’ trades to hide funds that stem from illegal acts. In the last decade, few notable bankers or financiers have been jailed for financial crimes and money laundering save for Bernie Madoff. Many believe Madoff was only incarcerated because he stole from the banking cartel and shed light on their shady activities.”

Department of INjustice: The Untold Story of Schaeffer Cox (21 min) – Thanks to thomas.michael of the Panterra d’Oro Private Society

https://youtu.be/5vRrdjhETWI

Treasury Sanctions Russia over Continued Aggression in Ukrainehttps://home.treasury.gov/news/press-releases/sm629 – “Today, the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) designated six Russian individuals and eight entities in response to Russia’s continued and ongoing aggression in Ukraine. Today’s action targets individuals and entities playing a role in Russia’s unjustified attacks on Ukrainian naval vessels in the Kerch Strait, the purported annexation of Crimea, and backing of illegitimate separatist government elections in eastern Ukraine.”

‘Change your course!’: Pompeo threatens ICC over US war crimes probehttps://www.rt.com/news/453951-pompeo-icc-visa-revoke/ – “In an effort to threaten everyone into not investigating US or Israeli war crimes in the International Criminal Court, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says anyone involved in such probes will lose their visa and may be sanctioned… The Washington war hawk said that action had to be taken because any investigation into alleged war crimes and torture committed by the United States would be a threat to US rule of law. Visas will be pulled or denied for anyone who has been involved in or even requested an ICC investigation of “any US personnel.”

The Price of US “Protection” Is Skyrocketing. Donald Trump’s “Ransom Money” Exacted from America’s Allies – by Manlio Dinucci – https://www.globalresearch.ca/us-protection/5671315 – “President Trump – reveals Bloomberg — is going to present the plan “Cost Plus 50” which includes the following criteria – the allied countries which shelter US forces on their territory will have to cover their total cost, and pay the USA a supplement of 50% in exchange for the “privilege” of housing them and therefore enjoying their “protection”… The plan also requires that the shelter countries pay the salaries of US military personnel and the costs of the management of the aircraft and warships that the United States keep in that country. Italy must therefore pay not only the salaries of approximately 12,000 US military employees based on their territory, but also the management costs for the F-16 fighters and other aircraft deployed by the USA at Aviano and Sigonella. To this must be added the costs of the Sixth Fleet based at Gaeta…” (emphasis added)

EXCLUSIVE: LOCAL AGENDA 21 PLANNING DOCUMENTS FOR THE CASCADIA MEGAREGION. IT’S THE KILL GRID (28 min) – https://youtu.be/iUfmFvpS1kw – “Agenda 21 expert, Gary Gileno, analyzes documents by the Everett City Council in Washington state that intends to implement Draconian regulations that are designed to monitor and control individuals’ every move. Gileno shows where the document explicitly admits to the intention to modify human behavior. The document shows that the controllers plan to remove people from their cars and replace them with buses, bicycles, scooters and walking. In addition, they are changing land use laws to allow stack ’em-and-pack ’em high rise apartment housing to condense the population and replace single family homes.”

Ben Swann – Reality Check: Questioning Vaccines is a Public Health Threat? (5 min)

https://youtu.be/ERu-CSTQGSI

Busted: Club Of Rome Reveals Gushing Support For Green New Deal – by Patrick Wood – http://www.technocracy.news/busted-club-of-rome-reveals-global-elites-gushing-support-for-green-new-deal/ – “The totality of the Green New Deal spectacle in America is precisely in line with the global elite’s plan to force Sustainable Development upon the entire world. In the Club’s statement below, they state “We know the facts. We have the solutions. We just need the political will.” The purpose of Green New Deal movement is specifically to develop the “political will” to implement their “solutions”… The recent tweet that spilled the beans on Club of Rome’s support is pictured (to the left)… The organization sponsoring these youth protests is the Sunrise Movement. Their website states: ‘We’re building an army of young people to make climate change an urgent priority across America, end the corrupting influence of fossil fuel executives on our politics, and elect leaders who stand up for the health and wellbeing of all people.’ “

Syrian Opposition Summit To Legitimize Al-Qaeda Failed Before Starthttps://southfront.org/syrian-opposition-summit-to-legitimize-al-qaeda-failed-before-start/ – “A planned meeting for the Syrian opposition in the Turkish city of Antioch was cancelled due to “security reasons,” the al-Araby al-Jadeed outlet reported on March 14, citing opposition officials who organized the meeting… Many opposition bodies were invited to the extensive meeting, including the National Syrian Army (NSA), the National Front for Liberation (NFL), the Syrian Higher Negotiation Committee (HNC), the National Coalition for Syrian Revolution and Opposition Forces, The opposition’s delegation to the Astana talks, the Syrian Interim Government and the Syrian Islamic Council (SIC)… The officials didn’t clarify the nature of the “security reasons” which led to the cancellation of the meeting. However, other sources told al-Arabi al-Jadeed that the meeting was canceled because the Turkish-backed National Coalition for Syrian Revolution and Opposition Forces and the Syrian Interim Government had refused to attend it.” (emphasis added)

Global Vaccine Market Forecast to Surpass $50 Billion by 2024 – by Patrice La Vigne – https://thevaccinereaction.org/2019/03/global-vaccine-market-forecast-to-surpass-50-billion-by-2024/ – “The global vaccine market is forecast to reach $50.9 billion by 2024, according to a new study released by Market Study Report of Selbyville, Delaware. This projection would represent an increase of 30.45 percent over today’s vaccines market, estimated at $35.4 billion, or a compound annual growth rate of about 6.2 percent… The revenue growth is attributed to the development of new technologies which will result in “more and more new types of vaccines” being “popularized” and the “scope of disease prevention” being “enlarged.” China is cited as the fastest growing market for vaccines, due to “positive” government policies and “increasing market awareness.”.. The report breaks down the global vaccines market by product type, including recombinant vaccines, viral vaccines, polysaccharide vaccines and others. It also breaks the market down by application, including cholera, diphtheria, hepatitis A, hepatitis B, measles, live attenuated influenza, tetanus, polio, rabies and others.”

Israel No Longer Occupies Golan Heights, US State Department Indicateshttps://sputniknews.com/middleeast/201903141073219765-israel-occupation-golan-heights-state-department-report/ – “The recent report, which refers to the “Israeli-controlled” Golan Heights, is likely to win praise from Tel Aviv and draw condemnation from Damascus, which seeks to retake the territory it lost in 1967… The US State Department has dropped references to the Israeli occupation in its 2018 human rights report on Israel, the Golan Heights, the West Bank and Gaza.”

North Korea Threatens to Scuttle Talks With the U.S. and Resume Tests – by Choe Sang-Hun – https://www.nytimes.com/2019/03/15/world/asia/north-korea-kim-jong-un-nuclear.html – “North Korea threatened on Friday to suspend negotiations with the Trump administration over the North’s nuclear arms program and said its leader, Kim Jong-un, would soon decide whether to resume nuclear and missile tests… Addressing diplomats and foreign correspondents at a news conference in Pyongyang, the North Korean capital, Vice Foreign Minister Choe Son-hui said that personal relations between Mr. Kim and Mr. Trump were ‘still good and the chemistry is mysteriously wonderful.’.. But she said Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and John Bolton, Mr. Trump’s national security adviser, had created an “atmosphere of hostility and mistrust” that thwarted the top leaders’ negotiations in Hanoi last month.”

Venezuela’s Guaido readies to open up oil industry after years of nationalization – by Marianna Parraga – https://www.reuters.com/article/us-venezuela-politics-energy-law/venezuelas-guaido-readies-to-open-up-oil-industry-after-years-of-nationalization-idUSKBN1QT2HP – “To Guaido, the self-declared interim president seeking to oust President Nicolas Maduro, the proposal is vital to reverse the collapse of the OPEC-member nation’s oil industry… Oil provides 90 percent of Venezuela’s export revenue, and such a move could win Guaido support among foreign energy companies to help finance a desperately-needed rebuilding, after crude production has fallen to a seven-decade low… ‘We need to change the current framework … we need to open up the oil industry to private investment,’ said Ricardo Hausmann, Guaido’s delegate to the Inter-American Development Bank. Speaking at an energy conference in Houston, Hausmann said that PDVSA’s role had to be limited due to its operational and financial weakness.” – Comment: The situation with Venezuela’s PDVSA, which is a junior partner in major projects with Russia’s Rosneft Oil, is unclear. What is clear is that unilateral U.S. sanctions, financial attacks by the corporate connections of the U.S. government, have been directed at sabotaging the operations of PDVSA and several Russian corporations, some of whom have withdrawn from operations in Venezuela. See (●) articles below for some details. You will need to read between the lines. Reuters is owned by the Rothschild conglomerate, whom also have major oil concerns.

Special Report: How Russia sank billions of dollars into Venezuela quicksand – by Christian Lowe & Rinat Sagdiev – https://www.reuters.com/article/us-venezuela-russia-rosneft-special-repo/special-report-how-russia-sank-billions-of-dollars-into-venezuela-quicksand-idUSKCN1QV1HN

Russia’s Gazprombank freezes accounts of Venezuela’s PDVSA – source – from Reuters – http://www.arabnews.com/node/1453736/business-economy

Russian Interests in Venezuela: A New Cold War? – by Diana Villiers Negroponte – https://www.americasquarterly.org/content/russian-interests-venezuela-new-cold-warfrom June 2018

The Venezuela Crisis: What is Russia’s Role? (video 2hours) – https://www.wilsoncenter.org/event/the-venezuela-crisis-what-russias-roleA 2 hour panel discussion from The Wilson Center, an “official” (congressionally created) think tank, in August 2018. I suspect this is a preliminary convocation of pundits in preparation for the current coup attempt. Quotes from the talks are below the video.

The Crown Cometh – “Count Dankula,” the man who taught his girlfriend’s dog to do a “Nazi salute” as a joke, speaks to state prosecutors about their actions toward him in the context of the 800 pound fine they now demand from him, after they made him unemployable. (5 min)

https://youtu.be/Ze6_HtI-1ko

The European Union’s MANDATORY National Biometric ID Card Will Affect 512 Million People – from MassPrivateI – https://www.activistpost.com/2019/03/the-european-unions-mandatory-national-biometric-id-card-will-affect-512-million-people.html – “A European national biometric ID card is all but a certainty… All the EU needs is for 28 ambassadors to say yes, and just like that 512.6 million citizens will be forced to give up their privacy if they want to travel… Today, representatives of the Council Presidency and the European Parliament reached an informal agreement on a regulation to improve the functioning of the European network of immigration liaison officers. It will now be presented to EU ambassadors for confirmation on behalf of the Council.”

FDA Wants to Shut Down Adult Stem Cell Therapy as its Healing Successes are Experienced Around the World – by Paul Fassa – http://healthimpactnews.com/2019/fda-wants-to-shut-down-adult-stem-cell-therapy-as-its-healing-powers-are-experienced-around-the-world/ – “Adult stem cell therapy is an autologous treatment method. The stem cells are not lab-created. They are only isolated and purified after extracting them from the patient being treated. Injecting them back into that patient powers up the body’s own healing mechanism to overcome chronic ailments… The FDA didn’t and shouldn’t have anything to do with regulating stem cells from one’s own body. That situation has recently been arbitrarily and suddenly changed… Around 2014, the FDA started tweaking their guidance rules for stem cell therapy with the purpose of getting new rules made into laws through Congress that could be interpreted according to FDA whims and enforced arbitrarily. Their agenda is to consider adult stem cells as FDA-regulated drugs… During our phone conversation, Dr. Comella explained how the FDA ignored testimonies from adult stem cell practitioners during their 2015 public hearings regarding new guideline proposals. Then they arranged to create new rules behind closed door meetings that included pharmaceutical industry allies and insiders… The result was that by 2017, the FDA’s hands-off policy with adult stem cell therapy came to a sudden halt after years of highly successful stem cell practice.”

USA’s Monstrous Debt Time Bomb Just Got Bigger… (w/video 4min) – by Mike Maloney – https://goldsilver.com/blog/usas-monstrous-debt-time-bomb-just-got-bigger/

The groups that could sink Colombia’s dispute with Venezuela into utter chaos – by Jake Kincaid – https://colombiareports.com/the-groups-that-could-sink-colombias-dispute-with-venezuela-into-utter-chaos/ – “Multiple illegal armed groups on the border between Venezuela and Colombia could turn diplomatic tensions between the two countries into armed conflict… Discussions of a conflict involving just Venezuelan, Colombian, and US military forces are drastically oversimplified, as they appear to ignore the unhinged armed groups operating in the area… These groups have the military power to disrupt any organized attempt to resolve the situation in Venezuela through Colombian and/or US intervention.”

US Withdrawas Diplomaitc Staff From Venezuela. Opposition-controlled National Assembly Announces State Of Emergency, ‘Bans’ Crude Oil Exports To Cubahttps://southfront.org/us-withdrawas-diplomaitc-staff-from-venezuela-opposition-controlled-national-assembly-announces-state-of-emergency-bans-crude-oil-exports-to-cuba/ – “In Venezuela, US-Proclaimed President Juan Guaido and the opposition-controlled National Assembly of which he is the speaker made two decisions: 1) The National Assembly announced a state of emergency over the blackouts, proposed by Guaido, using his “constitutional powers as President.”; 2) All crude exports to Cuba, following the collapse of the national electrical grid were suspended. Insurance companies and flag carriers that facilitate these give-away shipments to Cuba are now on notice.”

CIA Is Conspiring With ISIS In Northeastern Syria: Turkish Mediahttps://southfront.org/cia-is-conspiring-with-isis-in-northeastern-syria-turkish-media/ – “The report released on March 11 claimed that the CIA had questioned about 2,000 ISIS members and 140 of them had been provided with fake passports and other needed documents. The terrorists, who had got new names, were transported to Iraq… Yeni Safak also claimed that the CIA had declared the areas of Kesra, Buseira, al-Omar and Suwayr in Deir Ezzor province a military zone and had closed civic movement there. These areas are being used to question important ISIS members. Some of these terrorists are then moved to “refugee camps” in al-Hol, Rukban and Hasakah. The newspaper also mentioned a special facility created by the CIA in northeastern Syria with the same purpose… Israeli, French and British special services are reportedly involved.(emphasis added)

3,000 ISIS Fighters Surrender To US-Backed Forces In Euphrates Valley As Battle Heats Up (Videos) – https://southfront.org/3000-isis-fighters-surrendered-to-us-backed-forces-in-euphrates-valley-in-last-24-hours-as-battle-heats-up-videos/ – “Despite the surrender of this large number of terrorists, the battle around the last ISIS stronghold north of the town of al-Baghuz al-Fawqani is still ongoing. The SDF press center said that US-led coalition warplanes carried out more than 20 airstrikes on the terrorist group’s positions in the last few hours.” – Comment: The U.S. airstrikes are killing numbers of civilians (over 50 just yesterday) that would be called a massacre in the official state media (MSM) if they were caused by strikes from Syria or Russia. Keep in mind that the “surrendering” ISIS fighters are getting special treatment and being reassigned by the “Coalition” military and intelligence (Including the Israelis).

EU Parliament Calls To Stop Nord Stream 2, Claims Russia Is No More ‘Strategic Partner’https://southfront.org/eu-parliament-calls-to-stop-nord-stream-2-claims-russia-is-no-more-strategic-partner/ – “Furthermore, the document says that the European Parliament will no longer consider Russia a strategic partner: ‘[The EU Parliament] believes <…> that the EU-Russia relationship requires a new framework of cooperation only in those areas that are necessary and in a common interest, and with a view to guaranteeing security in the EU’s neighbourhood and a European peace order; is of the view that the PCA [Agreement on Partnership and Cooperation] should be discontinued,’ the document claims… It’s interesting to note that just recently the US administration revealed plans to spend $500m aid to combat Russian “malign” influence around the world, in particular Europe. These funds will likely be delivered to US ‘key partners’ involved in combating ‘Russina influence’ In other words, these funds will be spent on further fueling activity of those European powers, which work to undermine the EU-Russian economic, technical and diplomatic cooperation.”

Lies and Crimes, Peace and Democracy – by Mark Taliano – https://www.globalresearch.ca/peace-democracy/5670989 – “Al Qaeda is a scapegoat being used to protect the real culprits who in fact use al Qaeda as “strategic tools/proxies” to destroy non-belligerent countries such as Syria, all in the name of going after ISIS, which are also “strategic tools/proxies”[1]… Enemies of the people need to divert attention away from themselves. All fascist and imperialist ideologies demand this. They also demand racism and they fabricate supremacist ideologies. “We” are better than the “other”, hence, we can destroy the other for our perceived needs, all in the name of additional fabricated lies: “humanitarianism”, “freedom” and “democracy”.”

Grand Jury Filing Over Use of Explosives on 9/11 ‘Names Names’ of Who May Have Blown Up Towers – by Matt Agorist – https://thefreethoughtproject.com/911-bombshell-explosives-names-names/ – “As TFTP reported, a monumental step forward in the relentless pursuit of 9/11 truth took place in December when a United States Attorney agreed to comply with federal law requiring submission to a Special Grand Jury of evidence that explosives were used to bring down the World Trade Centers. Now, the group behind the submission, the Lawyers’ Committee for 9/11 Inquiry, announced the filing of a “petition supplement” naming persons who may have information related to the use of said explosives… According to Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth, the 33-page document contains 15 different categories of persons who may have information material to the investigation, including contractors and security companies that had access to the WTC Towers before 9/11, persons and entities who benefited financially from the WTC demolitions, and persons arrested after being observed celebrating the WTC attacks.”

Trump wants another $8.6bn for border wallhttps://www.asiatimes.com/2019/03/article/trump-wants-another-8-6bn-for-border-wall/ – “The request, which will be formally unveiled Monday, would far exceed the $5.7 billion the president demanded last year, which led to an impasse that caused a 35-day partial shutdown of the federal government, the longest ever… Democratic congressional leaders Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer condemned the move, warning Trump that he would face another legislative defeat… (White House economic adviser Larry) Kudlow told the US television program Fox News Sunday that the new request would likely mean a renewed fight in Congress over wall funding.”

Trump said to tell GOP donors: ‘Democrats hate Jewish people’ – by Eric Cortellessa – https://www.timesofisrael.com/trump-said-to-tells-gop-donors-democrats-hate-jewish-people/ – “…the president told Republican National Committee donors that “he didn’t understand how any Jew could vote for a Democrat these days,” according to the Axios news site… Quoting three people who attended the address to a room full of funders at his Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach, Florida, the report said that Trump also boasted about his popularity in Israel, based off his decision to move the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem… If he could run for prime minister of Israel, Trump said, he would be polling at 98 percent… ”

2019 DOJ Report on Vaccine Court Reveals Vaccines Continue to Injure and Kill People: $110 MILLION in Damages Paid Out First Quarter – by Brian Shilhavy – http://healthimpactnews.com/2019/2019-doj-report-on-vaccine-court-reveals-vaccines-continue-to-injure-and-kill-people-110-million-in-damages-paid-out-first-quarter/ – “These quarterly meetings include a report from the Department of Justice (DOJ) on cases settled for vaccine injuries and deaths as mandated by the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (NVICP)… The NVICP was started as a result of a law passed in 1986 that gave pharmaceutical companies total legal immunity from being sued due to injuries and deaths resulting from vaccines… Drug manufacturers in the vaccine market can now create as many new vaccines as they desire, with no risk of being sued if their product causes injury or death… This has resulted in a huge increase of vaccines entering the market, and the U.S. government, through the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), is the largest purchaser of these vaccines, spending in excess of $5 billion taxpayer dollars each year to purchase these vaccines… The CDC’s annual budget of $5 BILLION to purchase vaccines from pharmaceutical companies with American taxpayer funds, and the NVICP law which gives legal immunity to the pharmaceutical industry for injuries and deaths due to vaccines, are facts that are routinely censored and withheld from the public in the corporate-sponsored “mainstream” media, as well as in government legislative hearings that seek to mandate vaccines by force.” (emphasis added)

US Stealth War on Venezuela – by Finian Cunningham – http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/51242.htm – “By crippling the country through cyber attacks on its civilian power supply, Washington can use deception to hide its dirty hands. Better still, it can lay the blame on “mismanagement” by the Maduro government… A conventional military intervention by the Americans would also have mobilized Venezuelans to defend their country from what would be seen by them as imperialist aggression… By contrast, the abstract method of stealth aggression will throw many Venezuelans into doubt about who just is the perpetrator. They may even be convinced by Washington and its orchestrated opposition puppet, and hence blame President Maduro for their latest travails. Stealth war may be hard to discern. Nevertheless, it is still a monstrously criminal act of aggression.’

X22 Report – Dave says that Trump wants 5G / 6G technology to support digital blockchain (arguably surveillance) currency transactions: (timestamped link) – “Trump is moving us into the next economy… …the next economy will most likely be all blockchain based.”

https://youtu.be/n9GWWfDSPJc?t=603

As Media Freaks Over 159 Measles Cases, Thousands of Kids Sold as Sex Slaves Out of Foster Care – by Matt Agorist – https://thefreethoughtproject.com/as-media-freaks-over-159-measles-cases-thousands-of-kids-sold-as-sex-slaves-out-of-foster-care/ – “While the media is incorrectly referring to the measles outbreak as an epidemic, the epidemic of child sex abuse is very real… The fact is that America has a dark secret that no one wants to admit. Talk of this secret will get you labelled as a conspiracy theorist, fake news, and outlets who report on it will have their organic reach throttled by social media and Google alike… Despite the overwhelming evidence to the contrary, many in the mainstream media and the government refuse to see this very real epidemic of child sex trafficking in the United States. What’s more, according to the government’s own data, the vast majority of a portion of these trafficked kids are coming from the government system who promises to keep them safe—a horrifying irony indeed. But it appears to be set up this way.”

For the Week of 3/4/19:

After House vote, Trump brands Democrats ‘anti-Jewish,’ ‘anti-Israel’https://www.timesofisrael.com/after-house-vote-trump-brands-democrats-anti-jewish-anti-israel/ – “US President Donald Trump blasted Democrats as “anti-Israel” and “anti-Jewish” Friday after they passed a congressional measure opposing hate speech in general instead of specifically condemning alleged anti-Semitic comments by a Muslim congresswoman… I thought yesterday’s vote by the House was disgraceful,’ Trump said at the White House… The resolution was originally intended to deliver a direct rebuke of anti-Semitism following comments by a Muslim Democratic congresswoman, Ilhan Omar, that were deemed anti-Semitic and offensive by many colleagues… But after blowback from progressives, it was revised to broadly condemn discrimination against Muslims and other minorities as well.”

Netizen Report: Activists Reject EU Plans to Pre-censor Copyright Violations, “Terrorist” Contenthttps://www.activistpost.com/2019/03/netizen-report-activists-reject-eu-plans-to-pre-censor-copyright-violations-terrorist-content.html – “An estimated 5,000 people braved freezing temperatures in Berlin on March 2 to protest a proposed EU copyright rule that could radically shift the dynamics of posting and sharing content online… The latest draft of the EU Copyright Directive would require internet platforms like YouTube to install “upload filters” — a technical mechanism that would block users from uploading copyright-protected content, effectively imposing a system of “prior censorship” on major internet and social media platforms.”

37 Million Credit Card Accounts In The U.S. Are “Seriously Delinquent” Right Now – by Michael Snyder – https://www.activistpost.com/2019/03/37-million-credit-card-accounts-in-the-u-s-are-seriously-delinquent-right-now.html – ” ‘At the end of 2018, Americans struggled to make payments on the country’s $870 billion worth of credit card debt… About 37 million credit card accounts were marked as seriously delinquent in the fourth quarter, meaning they were 90 or more days past due, an increase of two million from the same period a year earlier.’.. Remember, those accounts are not just behind. We are talking about accounts that are at least 90 days past due… It appears that the credit card industry has a burgeoning crisis on their hands… Meanwhile, the number of Americans that are behind on their auto loan payments has reached an unprecedented level as well… At this moment, more than 7 million Americans are delinquent on their auto loan payments.” – Comment: New Records!

One Year Without Internet in Chad: Citizens Have Been Offline Since March 2018 – by Abdoulaye Bah – https://www.activistpost.com/2019/03/one-year-without-internet-in-chad-citizens-have-been-offline-since-march-2018.html – “Service providers attribute the disruption to technical problems, but organizations like Internet without Borders say that the government has ordered mobile phone companies to cut Internet access. It appears that the government is attempting to muzzle citizens’ freedom of expression and to prevent the free circulation of information… In Chad, the number of citizens with Internet access is proportionally the lowest in Africa. On average, 37.4% of people in the continent have access to the Internet. In Chad that rate is only 5%.”

US Households See Biggest Drop in Net Worth Since the Financial Crisis – by Tyler Durden – https://www.activistpost.com/2019/03/us-households-see-biggest-drop-in-net-worth-since-the-financial-crisis.html – “In the Fed’s latest Flow of Funds report released at noon today, the Fed published the latest snapshot of the US “household” sector as of Dec 31, 2018. What it revealed is that with $120.4 trillion in assets and a modest $16.1 trillion in liabilities, the net worth of US households dipped to $104.3 trillion, its first drop after 12 consecutive quarters of increases, and down $3.7 trillion as a result of the near-bear market in the fourth quarter, which wiped out estimated $4 trillion in various financial assets like corporate equities, mutual and pension funds, and deposits after the market tumbled in Q4, offset by a $345 billion increase in tangible assets, of which $280 billion was in real estate values.”

5 Ways the Green New Deal Exactly Mirrors Agenda 2030 – by Makia Freeman – http://freedom-articles.toolsforfreedom.com/green-new-deal-equals-agenda-2030/ – “The Green New Deal, submitted by new US Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, is more like a green fantasy wish-list than a political bill. This so-called Green New Deal, which can be read here, promotes a broad, utopian-like future where magically everyone gets all their energy from non-polluting sources, everyone has a high-paying job with paid vacation, everyone has high-quality health care and everyone has retirement security. Not surprisingly, it does not spell out how the USG (United States Government) and its taxpayers are supposed to pay for all this. Even the name “Green New Deal” contains the phrase “New Deal” which refers to the sweeping socialistic changes to US law and society made in the 1930s by then US President Roosevelt, which included starting the Social Security Administration, confiscating the gold of Americans and substantially expanding the power and jurisdiction of the Federal Government.”

The Global Economy Desperately Needs Freedom – by Richard Ebeling – https://www.activistpost.com/2019/03/the-global-economy-desperately-needs-freedom.html – “But liberty is also a great means to many of our ends. The freedom of others is a social good because by each having the liberty to decide and act on their own knowledge, the rest of us can be the beneficiaries of what they know and can do that which we could not for ourselves — or at least not as well and as inexpensively as they can for us. We should, at the same time, value an economic system that encourages the competitive discovery process that enables all to benefit from the ideas that someone may come up with that potentially enrich the lives of many if not all of the billions of people in the world.”

Venezuela’s power grid targeted by another ‘cyberattack’, Maduro sayshttps://www.rt.com/news/453434-venezuela-maduro-cyberattack-power-grid/ – “Earlier, unconfirmed reports suggested that 95 percent of the crisis-stricken country was again without power, after Sidor Substation in Bolivar state had allegedly exploded, spewing clouds of black smoke into the sky. The substation had reportedly been sustaining the country’s power supply since the Guri plant –which produces 80 percent of the country’s power– failed.”

From the The-Surrealism-is-Surreal Desk: Videos: Wives Of ISIS Fighters Shout Pro-ISIS Slogans, Rail Against Journalists Near Baghouzhttps://southfront.org/videos-wives-of-isis-fighters-shout-pro-isis-slogans-rail-against-journalists-near-baghouz/
Full Price Plus 50% Or More: Trump Seeks Financial Compensations From From Nations Hosting U.S. Troopshttps://southfront.org/full-price-plus-50-or-more-trump-seeks-financial-compensations-from-from-nations-hosting-u-s-troops/ – “The Trump administration is drawing up demands that Germany, Japan and eventually any other nation hosting US troops pay the full price of US soldiers deployed on their soil – plus 50% or more for the privilege of hosting them, according to multiple reports in US media citing various anonymous officials and ‘informed sources’… According to reports, in some cases, nations hosting US troops could be asked to pay 5 to 6 times as much as they do now under the “Cost Plus 50” formula.” – Comment: Sounds fair to me.

Syria Accuses US Stole 40+ Tons of Its Gold – by Eric Zuesse – https://www.strategic-culture.org/news/2019/03/08/syria-accuses-us-stole-40-tons-of-its-gold.htmlComment: A good article by Zuesse, with lots of references. It’s a fairly concise overview of Western support for the proxy armies unleashed against Syria.

Venezuelan Government: Blackout Was Preplanned, Reports About Deaths In Hospitals Are Fake Newshttps://southfront.org/venezuelan-government-blackout-was-preplanned-reports-about-deaths-in-hospitals-are-fake-news/Comment: A detailed article “revealing the method” of an operation supporting the ongoing U.S. instigated coup against the Venezuelan government.

The Truth and Secrets of the Universe Are Hidden in Words (16 min) – by Pao Chang – Comment: The words are pointers. The truth is hidden in plain sight.

https://youtu.be/aBbqFf2WIyM

Chelsea Manning put in custody for refusing to testify on Wikileakshttps://www.rt.com/usa/453352-chelsea-manning-custody-assange/ – “She appeared before a grand jury on Wednesday and invoked her First, Fourth and Sixth amendment rights. She said the questions pertained to her 2010 disclosures of the American military’s misconduct, and she had answered those extensively during her 2013 court martial.”

Venezuelan Army Exiles Reportedly Abandoned Plan To Enter Country By Force Last Month – by Tyler Durden – https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-03-06/venezuelan-army-exiles-reportedly-abandoned-plan-enter-country-force-last-month – “However, many may not realize just how close the situation came to an all-out military conflict late last month, when a skirmish over a US-funded humanitarian aid convoy left at least two Venezuelans dead. As the fighting raged along the Venezuela-Colombia border, a group of 200 exiled soldiers were readying their weapons and preparing to forcefully overpower the Venezuelan national guardsmen and “escort” the caravan of supplies across the border… According to Bloomberg, which reported the aborted coup attempt on Tuesday, the group backed down at the last minute after Colombian officials – who promised to maintain some semblance of peace during the demonstrations – caught wind of their plan, which had been organized by retired General Cliver Alcala, and quickly shut it down.”

“Let’s be very clear. The military is involved”: Retired US Army General On Regime Change Attempt In Venezuelahttps://southfront.org/lets-be-very-clear-the-military-is-involved-retired-us-army-general-on-regime-change-attempt-in-venezuela/ – “According to retired US Army General Robert Scales the US military is already operating in the region of Venezuela. – ‘Let’s be very clear. The military is involved. We have had a Special Forces group in Colombia for almost 60 years fighting against the terrorist groups in Colombia’ Major Gen. Scales said. ‘But they are purely on the periphery. They are helping facilitate the delivery of aid. They are training the Colombian army. They are keeping watch electronically over the border with Venezuela.’ ”

Satellite Images Show North Korea Renewed Construction Of Its Long-Range Missile Facilityhttps://southfront.org/satellite-images-show-north-korea-renewed-construction-of-its-long-range-missile-facility/ – “South Korean National Intelligence Service spotted “special activities” with transport vehicles at a North Korean intercontinental ballistic missile research and production site called Sanumdong located in the Pyongyang area, according to local media cited by Bloomberg.

From the You-Can’t-Make-This-Stuff-Up Desk: Master Trolling: Elliot Abrams Gives Away Venezuela Bluff to Vovan & Lexushttps://21stcenturywire.com/2019/03/07/master-trolling-elliot-abrams-gives-away-venezuela-bluff-punked-by-vovan-lexus-abrams/ – “Amazingly, despite their obvious Russian accent, the pair still managed to spoof a clueless US State Department gatekeepers and officials when posing as the President of the Swiss Confederation and the Head of the Department of Finance, Ueli Maurer. The call was said to have been made on February 19th, where they managed to convince a naive Abrams that they had frozen large sums of money belonging “Maduro’s inner circle” hidden in Swiss banks on accounts. The pair had Abrams believing they were prepared to give their newly seized multi-million dollar fortune to Washington’s hand-picked Venezuelan puppet “interim president” Juan Guaido, and even convinced Abrams to promise to supply them with ‘evidence’ of Maduro’s crimes.”

Here’s why the US is terrified of one Chinese company controlling the world’s 5G networks – by Shona Ghosh – https://www.businessinsider.com/why-us-terrified-huawei-5g-networks-china-dominance-2019-2 – ” ● US officials stepped up their rhetoric against Huawei, just as the Chinese firm made a big pitch about its 5G business at the mobile industry’s flagship gathering; ● At the Mobile World Congress, the top US cyber official, Robert Strayer, asked European governments to consider the “threat” posed by using Huawei’s 5G equipment in their mobile networks; ● Huawei shot back, and said the US also had surveillance systems; ● Security experts told Business Insider that the US was afraid of yielding control of telecoms infrastructure to Chinese firms that might have to kowtow to laws from an undemocratic regime; ● Huawei upped the ante in its fight with the US over its telecommunication devices on Thursday local time, announcing thatit filed a lawsuit against the US government, which has banned its federal agents from using the equipment, citing privacy concerns.”

German police failed to probe THOUSANDS of tip-offs on refugees suspected of war crimes – reportshttps://www.rt.com/news/453252-germany-refugess-war-crimes-reports/ – “From 2014 to early 2019, the German migration and refugee services referred around 5,000 cases of “crimes under international law” to the police and the attorney general but only 129 cases ended up being investigated, Bild reported on Thursday.”

Persecuted for Defending the Persecuted in Ukraine: Interview with Vyshinsky Defense Attorney Andriy Domansky – “The Vyshinsky case is key in demonstrating the presence of political persecution of journalists in Ukraine. As a legal expert, I believe justice is still possible in Ukraine and I will do everything possible to prove Kirill Vyshinsky’s innocence.” — Vyshinsky defense attorney Andriy Domansky – by Eva Bartlett – https://www.mintpressnews.com/persecuted-for-defending-the-persecuted-in-ukraine-interview-with-vyshinsky-defense-attorney-andriy-domansky/255920/ – “Last week, MintPress News published my interview with Vyshinsky, detailing the nature of his detention, the lack of a trial in spite of nearly 10 months of imprisonment, the absurdities of the accusations levied against him, and his lack of adequate medical care while imprisoned… Domansky is not only Vyshinsky’s lawyer, he is also a journalist. He hosts a weekly radio show on the rights of journalists and, owing to his defense of journalists’ rights, he is sought out by an increasing number of persecuted journalists in Ukraine… In mid-February, I traveled to Kiev to meet and interview Domansky about the political nature of the Vyshinsky case and about the persecution of journalists in general in Ukraine. The interview was conducted via an interpreter in Ukrainian.”

Satellite Images Of US-controlled Rukban Refugee Camp In Syria: Hundreds Of Graves And Insanitary Conditionshttps://southfront.org/sattelite-images-of-us-controlled-rukban-refugee-camp-in-syria-hundreds-of-graves-and-insanitary-conditions/ – “On March 5, the Russian Defense Ministry released stattelite images showing the situation in the Rukban refugee camp, which is located in the US-occupied part of eastern Syria, near the US military garrison of al-Tanf… The released pictures allow to see the real living conditions in the refugee camp… A waste deposit is located in close proximity to the living accomodations… A notable part of the camp is tents and sheds, which means that no conditions allowing a permanent residence of thousands of people have been created. This is an especially acute problem during the winter… No subsistence warehouses or meal stations are being observed… Food and other goods can be get only in pop-up markets controlled by militants… The Russian military said that US-backed militants are preventing civilians from leaving the site. It said that the Rukban area is no more a refugee camp. It’s a reservation area with hostages…At the same time, the statement added that about 35,000 people have declared their readiness to return to the government-controlled area.”

Democrats back off anti-Semitism resolution amid dissent over Omar remarks – Rift opens in party as lawmakers decry measure as being rushed by Pelosi, back freshman representative under fire over comments on ‘allegiance’ to Israel – https://www.timesofisrael.com/democrats-push-off-anti-semitism-resolution-amid-dissent-over-omar-remarks/ – “House Budget Committee Chairman John Yarmuth, D-Ky., suggested Omar and her comments about the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, a lobbying group, will loom over any such measure, however it’s worded… ‘Whatever we do it’s going to look like we’re responding specifically to her and to AIPAC and so I’m leaning against,’ he said.”

‘We aren’t slaves’: Erdogan defies US pressure over S-400 deal with Russia, says S-500 may followhttps://www.rt.com/news/453206-s400-deal-erdogan-slave/ – “Ankara’s resilience against US pressure over the purchase of the S-400 systems remains rock solid, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan clarified on Wednesday, stressing that Turkey is a sovereign nation which has the right to choose its trade partners and arms suppliers…’“It’s done. There can never be a turning back. This would not be ethical, it would be immoral. Nobody should ask us to lick up what we spat,’ Erdogan told Kanal 24.”

Erdogan Says If US Can’t Haul Its Weapons Out Of Syria, Turkey Should Get Them – by Tyler Durden – https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-03-06/erdogan-says-if-us-cant-haul-its-weapons-out-syria-turkey-should-get-them – ” ‘If US is to take weapons out of Syria, they can, but if they won’t, give them to Turkey, not terrorists,’ President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said during a Turkish TV interview on Wednesday.”

US revokes visas of 77 Venezuelan govt officialshttps://www.rt.com/news/453190-us-revoke-visas-venezuela/ – The US will rescind 77 visas held by officials in the Maduro government or by their family members, Pence said on Wednesday. He added that Washington will continue to pressure the Maduro government until “freedom” in Venezuela is restored… Last Saturday, the US already revoked visas from 49 Venezuelans. Earlier, six Venezuelan officials, including the head of the National Guard and the police chief of Táchira state, which borders Colombia, were added to the US blacklist for their role in preventing the US humanitarian aid delivery to Venezuela.”

US puts foreign financial institutions on notice of sanctions if they deal with Maduro – Boltonhttps://www.rt.com/news/453182-bolton-threaten-foreign-institutions/ – “The United States is putting foreign financial institutions on notice that they will face sanctions for being involved in facilitating illegitimate transactions that benefit Nicolas Maduro and his corrupt network,” the US National Security Advisor John Bolton said in a statement released by the White House. He was repeating the earlier threat by US special envoy Elliott Abrams… Washington also reiterated that it “strongly supports” what it called “democratic transition in Venezuela” led by the self-proclaimed ‘interim president’ Juan Guaido, who has enjoyed consistent support from the US and some of its allies ever since he announced his leadership bid… The national security adviser also said that the US “is pursuing several new diplomatic and economic initiatives in support of that transition” but did not reveal any specific details.”

Daniel Estulin on the Power Hour (audio only 37min): Trump vs. IMF & what’s really going on in Venezuelahttps://youtu.be/cokmje0TIl8Comment: Critical thinking advised.

Book Release for Paul Levy’s “The Quantum Revelation: A Radical Synthesis of Science and Spirituality” (1 hr) – “Perhaps the most important scientific discovery in human history, a possible gift for a new spiritual context for world society.”

https://youtu.be/qfvkslJbDMQ

Proof of Border Crisis: U.S. Border Patrol Highlight Jaw-Dropping Stats During Press Conference (Video)… – https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2019/03/06/proof-of-border-crisis-u-s-border-patrol-highlight-jaw-dropping-stats-during-press-conference-video/

Amazon Bans Tommy Robinson’s Book, ‘Mohammed’s Koran’ – by Robert Spencer – https://pjmedia.com/homeland-security/amazon-bans-tommy-robinsons-book-mohammeds-koran/ – “This is an extremely ominous development. Amazon and Barnes and Noble — which is also not carrying this book — have a virtual monopoly on book sales. When these two giants refuse to carry a book, that book effectively does not exist. If they are now going to ban books that are critical of Islam and opposed to jihad terror and Sharia oppression of women, gays, and others, then an Islam-critical perspective will be almost impossible to find anywhere… Some will applaud this as the ultimate and laudable demise of “Islamophobia,” but it is actually far more insidious. If the motivating ideology of jihad terrorists cannot be criticized or even discussed openly, jihad terrorists will have an absolutely free hand. They will act with impunity, secure in the knowledge that any criticism of their activities will be shut down the same way Tommy Robinson was shut down.” – Comment: It looks like Mohammed’s Koran has been scrubbed from every bookstore and eBook store on the web. I was able to find a downloadable ePub version.

Warning About False Flag Operations Against Venezuelahttps://www.telesurenglish.net/news/Warning-About-False-Flag-Operations-Against-Venezuela-20190303-0019.html?fbclid=IwAR1JPDPIFUoCiydZ0zEHkvgjKlXMyke16ElFYK_1uNMWC-Rq_EMmCpVUfoo – “Together with Venezuela’s opposition, the United States government is planning a new false flag operation along the Colombian border, socialist leader and protector of the Venezuelan state of Tachira, Freddy Bernal, said Sunday…I have direct information from officers of the Colombian National Police that other attacks are coming along the Colombian-Venezuelan border and they are trying to twist the false flag by saying that Venezuela is going to attack Colombia,’ Bernal said during a televised interview with HOY. ” – Comment: Great short video of Venezuelan UN Ambassador Jorge Arreaza speaking at the Security Council at bottom of the page.

Trump Sabotages North Korea Summit to Appease the Hawks – by Mike Whitney – http://www.unz.com/mwhitney/trump-sabotages-north-korea-summit-to-appease-the-hawks/ – “But don’t kid yourself, this isn’t about nuclear weapons, in fact, the Trump administration hasn’t even bothered to assemble a team of weapons inspectors to investigate probable nuclear sites. Why? Because it isn’t about nuclear weapons, it’s about regime change, it’s about inflicting maximum pain and suffering on the Korean people so they take up arms against the government and violently depose Kim and his cabinet. That’s the goal. That’s always been the goal. The blocking of heating oil, essential medicines and vital food supplies are all being used to promote social unrest, fratricidal warfare, and political anarchy. Sound familiar? It should, Washington has it down to an art.”

In Video: Syrian Democratic Forces Release Hundreds Of Suspected ISIS Membershttps://southfront.org/in-video-syrian-democratic-forces-release-hundreds-of-suspected-isis-members/ – The decision to release the suspects coincided with an attack by ISIS cells on a meeting between the SDF’s security forces and local tribal leaders southeast of the city of Raqqa. Several tribal figures and personnel of the SDF were reportedly killed in the attack… The SDF released thousands of suspected ISIS members during the last two years. Local observers warned that this step will allow the terrorist group to resurface in northeastern Syria. The increased number of terrorist attacks shows that this warning is becoming reality.

For the Week of 2/25/19:

Military Intervention and Mercenaries, Inc. (MIAMI) – by Wayne Madsen – https://www.strategic-culture.org/news/2019/03/01/military-intervention-and-mercenaries-inc-miami.html – “Some of Latin America’s wealthiest oligarchs have fled, along with their money, to the Miami area. They have been joined, in some cases, by the commanders of genocidal death squads, including Gilberto Jordán of the Guatemalan “Red Berets,” the Kaibiles. Jordán’s military unit specialized in murdering helpless Guatemalan Mayan families, including infants. He found a safe haven in Delray Beach, north of Miami. Although Jordán, a US citizen – thanks to the “good offices” of the CIA – was arrested by US authorities in 2010, he was merely convicted of lying on his US immigration papers and sentenced to 10 years imprisonment… Bolivia’s former Defense Minister, Carlos Sánchez Berzaín, another genocidal murderer of indigenous villagers, lives in a gated community in affluent Pinecrest in Miami-Dade County. He and his fellow Miami exilée, former Bolivian President Gonzalo “Goni” Sánchez de Lozada, were sued in US Court in Fort Lauderdale for $10 million in compensatory claims by family members and survivors of the 2003 “Black October” deaths of 67 indigenous protesters in the village of Sorata. In 2014, a federal judge ruled in favor of the plaintiffs, pursuant to the provisions of the Torture Victim Protection Act… Equally notorious in Miami’s “Little Havana” neighborhood of right-wing Cuban exiles were two terrorists, Orlando Bosch and Luis Posada Carriles, both responsible for the terrorist bombing in October 1976 of Cubana Flight 455, en route from Bridgetown, Barbados to Kingston, Jamaica… It is no surprise that Miami and South Florida, once again, buzzes with activity as Trump’s CIA launches coups in Latin America. While dodgy CIA contractors meet with one another in Miami bars… …Trump regularly rubs shoulders with Latin American oligarch members of his faux-posh Palm Beach, Florida Mar-a-Lago billionaires’ and multi-millionaires’ club. Some of these wealthy members once relied upon some of Latin America’s most notorious mass murderers for security in their native countries.”

Yellow Journalism: Globalist Weapon of Mass Deception – by Anonymous Patriots – https://aim4truth.org/2017/02/19/yellow-journalism-globalist-weapon-of-mass-deception/ – “Where Does News Come From?.. We have all heard the “conspiracy theories” that the entire U. S. media is owned by six companies and those companies are owned by the Rothschild family; however, this is not completely true as we will show you. This “fake news” is actually partially correct, which is the way that yellow journalism delivers propaganda – full of half-truths and sensationalism with bloody red headlines that are eye-catching, but not backed by honest investigative research… It is also said that there are only two news agencies that have a monopoly on U. S. news. This is basically true. The Associated Press and Reuters provide 95% of national and international news to the six major U. S. news agencies, which we call the “Media Cartel.” The Rothschilds used to own Reuters and now owns major holdings in the news networks that comprise the collective that share in the ownership of the Associated Press… We may have also heard that the media cartel (all six major media corporations) are only allowed to “read aloud” the scrubbed-clean news provided by the A. P. and Reuters. This is true, but with one additional truth. All news first goes through the National Security Agency for screening and approval. The NSA wipes clean any news that might “potentially” effect “National Security,” including any policies of the administration. Did you know that Reuters, the AP, and the FCC/NSA New York City offices all share the same fiber optic hub that goes through the NSA’s PRISM screening before Reuters and the AP are “allowed” to see the news?”

WATCH Bolton on CNN: Trump Would Like ‘Broad’ Coalition to Replace Maduro – Tapper asked Bolton, ‘Do you not see U.S. support for other dictators around the world undermining the credibility of your argument?’ To which Bolton replied, ‘No, I don’t think it does’ – https://www.haaretz.com/us-news/bolton-on-cnn-trump-would-like-broad-coalition-to-replace-maduro-1.6983723Comment: Maybe they can call it the “Coalition of the Willing Enough”?

President Putin’s Address to Federal Assembly 2019 (1hr 28min) – Turn on Closed Captions, English. Do you want to know what’s going on in Russian now? Can you suspend a prejudice that Russian actions are all coordinated with the “Deep State?”

https://youtu.be/OYtXC6zusqk

Massive Database Leak Gives Us a Window into China’s Digital Surveillance State – by Danny O’Brien – https://www.activistpost.com/2019/03/massive-database-leak-gives-us-a-window-into-chinas-digital-surveillance-state.html – “The prevailing evidence of mass detention centers and newly-erected surveillance systems shows that China has been pouring billions of dollars into physical and digital means of pervasive surveillance in Xinjiang and other regions. But it’s often unclear to what extent these projects operate as real, functional high-tech surveillance, and how much they are primarily intended as a sort of “security theater”: a public display of oppression and control to intimidate and silence dissent… Now, this security leak shows just how extensively China is tracking its Xinjiang residents: how parts of that system work, and what parts don’t. It demonstrates that the surveillance is real, even as it raises questions about the competence of its operators.”

CBS “60 Minutes” Asks If The FDA Ignited The Opioid Crisis. Big Pharma Exec Says Yes. – by B.N. Frank – https://www.activistpost.com/2019/03/cbs-60-minutes-asks-if-the-fda-ignited-the-opioid-crisis-big-pharma-exec-says-yes.html – “There were secret meetings between Purdue Pharma and the FDA starting in 2001… ‘…at those secret meetings the FDA bowed to Purdue Pharma’s demands to ignore the lack of scientific data, and changed the label to, “around the clock…for an extended period of time.’.. Ed Thompson: ‘I can’t think of anything more harmful taking place that took place then. It opened the floodgates. It was the decision of no return for the FDA.’.. 60 Minutes also interviewed former FDA commissioner David Kessler. He’s been retained by cities and counties suing Big Pharma for the Opioid Crisis… Dr. David Kessler: ‘There are no studies on the safety or efficacy of opioids for long-term use.’ ”

From the Times of Israel: French city’s rabbi says half of his congregants have left over anti-Semitism – Nissim Sultan of Grenoble says abuse getting worse over last 15 years, with many deciding to emigrate; 20,000 French Jews have moved to Israel since 2014 – https://www.timesofisrael.com/french-citys-rabbi-says-half-of-his-congregants-have-left-over-anti-semitism/ – “French city’s rabbi says half of his congregants have left over anti-Semitism… ‘Our country, and for that matter all of Europe and most Western democracies, seems to be facing a resurgence of anti-Semitism unseen since World War II,’ he added… His comments come after a cemetery in the Alsace region, near Germany, was vandalized with 96 Jewish tombstones daubed with swastikas.

French President Emmanuel Macron looks at a grave vandalized with a swastika during a visit at the Jewish cemetery in Quatzenheim, on February 19, 2019, on the day of nationwide marches against a rise in anti-Semitic attacks. (Frederick Florin/Pool/AFP)

Macron and his government have linked the appearance of swastikas and other anti-Semitic graffiti on artworks, shopfronts and headstones to far-right and far-left elements within the “yellow vest” protest movement… In recent days, the word “Juden” was spray-painted on the window of a Paris bagel bakery and swastikas were daubed on postbox portraits of late French Holocaust survivor and women’s rights icon Simone Veil… The number of anti-Jewish crimes rose 74 percent last year.”

From the Grounds-For-Speculation-And-Further-Research Desk: Can YouTube Solve Its Serious Climate Science Denial Problem? – by Graham Readfearn – https://www.desmogblog.com/2019/02/24/youtube-video-serious-climate-science-denial-problem – “When I viewed YouTube without signing in, almost all the videos suggested by the algorithm would sit firmly in the climate science denial folder. There’s so much of this material on YouTube that it’s not hard to find once the algorithm opens the door… There’s a Nobel Laureate who apparently “Smashes the Global Warming Hoax” — just don’t mention the 76 other laureates asking for ‘rapid progress towards lowering current and future greenhouse gas emissions.’.. Then there are two other videos, both titled “The Truth About Global Warming,” and both delivering the opposite to what its title claims… Before you know it, you’re in a world of “climate cults,” “global warming hysteria,” and claims of failed predictions and Al Gore getting “slammed.”.. For an unsuspecting viewer, watching just one video can lead you quickly into an alternate universe where facts, physics, and real-world experiences are replaced by conspiracies, cherry-picking, and fossil fuel–backed propaganda.” (emphasis added)

Globalist Plan for Human Control – by Sartre – https://www.shiftfrequency.com/globalist-plan-for-human-control/ – “Recognizing that there is and has been a century’s long shrouded plan to mastermind a worldwide Weltanschauung that puts a diabolical elite mastery over the billions of human beings, which make up the vast hordes of divinely created life on this planet, is a taboo topic in most cultures… The entire system of socially manufactured perception is a plot to keep people in line and docile. Mass societal pressure is dumped on anyone, who dares to put forth a confederacy organism of global rule explanation for understanding political, social and economic affairs. Keeping the enigma program for extending a cruel and deadly supremacy over mankind cannot be kept secret any longer.”

Linked from the above article: The Two Jewish-led Globalist Camps… In Competition For Global Control – by James L. Miller, PhD – http://immigration-globalization.blogspot.com/2011/10/two-globalist-camps-in-competition-for.html – “There are two distinct ideological globalist camps, both led by Jews — each camp competes with the other for global control: 1) THE LIBERAL CAMP; 2) THE NEOCON CAMP (often calling themselves “conservatives” … although they actually aren’t conserving anything… they’re not conserving American jobs, they’re not conserving the demographic/racial makeup of America, they’re not conserving American culture and religion, etc)… First off, it is critical to understand that each ideological camp was created, developed, and fine-tuned by Jewish intellectuals. Without Jewish intellectuals, there wouldn’t be a radical liberal school of thought (Communism, Socialism, Trotskyism, and all their supporting submovements/ideas such as feminism, gay rights, political correctness, etc.). Similarly, without Jewish intellectuals, there wouldn’t be a Neocon school of thought.” – Comment: It is crucial to have an open mind and to weigh all the availble evidence before beginning to imagine one knows what is true regarding “The Jewish Question” (JQ). If you trust “scriptures,” the nature of what happened with the creation of the Jews goes back to ancient Sumer and a man called Abraham, who was chosen for some particular role by a “deity” whose name is never supposed to be pronounced, but is written without vowels in Hebrew as the letters Yod He Vod He (YHVH). The truth of this is inscrutable, but is insisted upon by the secret, hierarchical, and exclusive rabbinic culture that still controls “orthodox” Jewish society. Many analysts assert various theories about occult control of “elite” Jewish organizations. It is claimed that there is an esoteric hierachy behind the ongoing Rabbinic association named the Sanhedrin, which the very dicey Christian “Gospel” says were responsible for the condemnation of the enigmatic Yeshua to “the cross.” – It should be obvious that the vast majority of Jews in the world have never had anything to do with the policies directed by the top levels of Jewish hierarchy. But something about the nature of Jewish Identity, for those who accept it at deep psychological levels, seems to have made it possible for this cohesive “tribal” culture to have penetrated the upper levels of almost every powerful organization on Earth: Governments, Secret Societies, Courts, Corporations (including, importantly, Banks), Media (of course!), Religions, Universities, and so forth. As Lenin is quoted as saying: “The best way to control the opposition is to lead it ourselves.” Many spiritual psychologists have stated that one of the primary drives of the (non-existent) ego is for control. Anyone identified with being a separate self, a powerful psychological addiction driven by the illusion that “I” am a character unshakably associated with “my” physical body, is bound to certain very unskillful obsessions to attain an obviously impossible goal of permanence and primacy of power (to become “godlike”). So, I would argue that the end goal for whatever the hidden power behind the posited Jewish Secret Council actually is, its ultimate goal is for unified command and control of “everything that it surveys,” and that it is doing this using this literally insane identification with “chosenness” because of its psychological power to attain results, or as is often said, “Facts On The Ground.”

The Real Reason Why Globalists Are So Obsessed With Artificial Intelligence – by Brandon Smith – https://www.activistpost.com/2019/03/the-real-reason-why-globalists-are-so-obsessed-with-artificial-intelligence.html – “It is nearly impossible to traverse web news or popular media today without being assaulted by vast amounts of propaganda on Artificial Intelligence (AI). It is perhaps the fad to end all fads as it supposedly encompasses almost every aspect of human existence, from economics and security to philosophy and art. According to mainstream claims, AI can do almost everything and do it better than any human being. And, the things AI can’t do, it WILL be able to do eventually… Whenever the establishment attempts to saturate the media with a particular narrative, it is usually with the intent to manipulate public perception in a way that produces self fulfilling prophecy. In other words, they hope to shape reality by telling a particular lie so often it becomes accepted by the masses over time as fact. They do this with the idea of globalism as inevitable, with the junk science of climate change as “undeniable” and they do it with AI as a technological necessity… The globalists have long held AI as a kind of holy grail in centralization technology. The United Nations has adopted numerous positions and even summits on the issue, including the “AI For Good” summit in Geneva. The UN insinuates that it’s primary interest in AI is in regulation or observation of how it is exploited, but the UN also has clear goals to use AI to its advantage. The use of AI as a means to monitor mass data to better institute “sustainable development” is written clearly in the UN’s agenda.

Maduro 1: Abrams 0: But This Match Is Far from Over… – by The Saker – http://www.unz.com/tsaker/maduro-1-abrams-0-but-this-match-is-far-from-over/ – “Outside Venezuela this first confrontation has also been a defeat for the Empire. Not only did most countries worldwide not recognize the AngloZionist puppet, but the level of protest and opposition to what appeared to be the preparations for a possible invasion (or, at least, a military operation of some kind) was remarkably high. While the legacy corporate Ziomedia did what it always does (that is whatever the Empire wants it to do), the Internet and the blogosphere were overwhelmingly opposed to a direct US intervention. This situation also created a great deal of internal political tensions in various Latin American countries whose public opinion remains strongly opposed to any form of US imperial control over Latin America… The main problem is that the Neocons cannot accept defeat and that they are likely to do what they always do, double down and make a bad situation even worse. The head of the Russian Security Council, Nikolai Patrushev, has warned that the US has deployed special forces in Colombia and Puerto Rico in preparation for a possible invasion. Uncharacteristically, the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs made intelligence information public, which described in some detail what kind of plans the Empire and its allies had, even before this past week-end’s confrontation. See for yourself: https://youtu.be/UhwjgqH4c04 (5 min) ” (emphasis added)

Venezuela Orders PDVSA Offices Relocate To Moscow; Putin Affirms Support To “Friend” Madurohttps://southfront.org/venezuela-orders-pdvsa-offices-relocate-to-moscow-putin-affirms-support-to-friend-maduro/ – “The Venezuelan vice president said, ‘This is done in line with our plans to expand technical cooperation in the oil production area with Rosneft, with Gazprom. The moment now is the most suitable to do so. We are changing the format of our relations.” And she added, “It’s the perfect time, as we are reshaping our relations.’.. As part of the press briefing, Russian FM Lavrov conveyed President Putin’s words of support and solidarity to his “friend” President Maduro in a further clear sign that Moscow has dedicated itself to helping Venezuela’s state oil company weather the storm of US economic war and sanctions… Lavrov explained in the press conference, ‘Russia will further help the Venezuelan government to solve social and economic problems, which includes lending support via legitimate humanitarian aid.’.. This after what’s been widely acknowledged as failed US-led coup efforts over the past weeks in support of opposition leader Juan Gaido, who has tried to rally support for greater external “pro-democracy” intervention against the Caracas government.”

Damascus Is Sending Convoys To Evacuate Al-Rukban Camp Near Al-Tanaf Basehttps://southfront.org/damascus-to-send-convoy-to-evacuate-al-rukban-camp-near-al-tanaf-base/ – ‘Last month, Russia and the Damascus government established two humanitarian corridors to help the civilians who want to leave the al-Rukban camp. However, the US-led coalition and its proxies prevented any civilians from leaving the camp… The US-led coalition has been ignoring the suffering of civilians in al-Rukban for months now, and it is still unclear yet if it is going to allow the government convoys to evacuate them this time.”

US-Proclaimed ‘Venezuelan President’ Announces Another Humanitarian Aid Provocationhttps://southfront.org/us-proclaimed-venezuelan-president-announces-another-humanitarian-aid-provocation/ – ” ‘We drafted an alternative draft resolution, the aim of which is not to incite political intrigues and regime change but rather to genuinely help the Venezuelan people in efforts to normalize the situation in the country,’ said Russian Ambassador, Vassily Nebenzia… ‘The draft submitted by the US delegation was written for regime change disguised as care for people. We’ve seen all of this already vis a vis Libya, Iraq, Syria, Afghanistan,’ he said… Nebenzia also claimed that the Russian draft resolution had not been taken seriously by the council. ‘Yesterday we convened expert-level consultations on our text, we listened to the views of members of the Security Council including the US representative. We heard not a single specific comment on our draft. Western experts said that they would not work on our text and US colleagues immediately tabled their draft for the vote. Where’s diplomacy here? Where’s a quest for compromise?’ he said.”

Vladislav Surkov’s Hugely Important New Article About What Putinism Is – Full Translation – https://russia-insider.com/en/vladislav-surkovs-hugely-important-new-article-about-what-putinism-full-translation/ri26259 – “Surkov is no longer in the limelight, but he occasionally hurls down these rhetorical thunderbolts. What he says is always interesting and sometimes profound, and we think this essay is very much the latter. It argues that the system which has evolved in Russia over the last 18 years is extremely durable, and could well last for centuries, and that it is more honest and works far better than the clown show in the West… Well, judge for yourself. The translation here is brilliant, because it was done by regular contributor Dmitry Orlov, who if you haven’t read, you should. One doesn’t often see translations of this calibre, because the people capable of doing them don’t tend to be translators.”

Here’s why US-North Korea talks will continue to fail – by Darius Shahtahmasebi – https://www.rt.com/op-ed/452698-korea-trump-talks-fail/ – “It pays to remind ourselves that if we are going to hold North Korea to these ridiculous standards, that it has in fact conducted no nuclear or intercontinental ballistic missile tests since 2017. The US, on the other hand, is still assisting Israel in its destruction of Gaza, is still assisting Saudi Arabia in its destruction of Yemen, is still bombing the rest of the Middle East into oblivion and is currently threatening war against Venezuela, Iran, all the while reigniting a new and revamped Cold War with Russia and China, just to name a few… Even as I type, two supposed US allies who do have known and ready nuclear weapons appear to be throwing stones at each other, yet denuclearization seems to be nowhere to be found in media discourse when we examine the history of the ongoing conflict between India and Pakistan.”

Big Pharma to Use Public Schools As Biochemical Mind Control Agents for Students – by Dave Hodges – https://www.thecommonsenseshow.com/big-pharma-to-use-public-schools-as-biochemical-mind-control-agents-for-students/ – “Previously, there was an ongoing battle for the psychological health and welfare of America’s children and eventually all Americans, under the New Freedoms Commission (NFC), had as it is the eventual intent to screen and treat, with mind numbing drug, all Americans for mental illness by using criteria designed to elicit false positives. The relatively new mind control programs have commenced with the intent of compelling the mental health testing of all 52 million school children and the 6.5 million adults who walk through doors of every school in America on any given weekday. Acting under the authority of the NFC, all 50 states are mandated to implement compulsory mental health screening. The screening exams were to be administered in kindergarten, fourth and ninth grade. The screening program required no parental notification and carries the force of law… In April of 2002, by Executive Order, President George W. Bush convened a 22 member panel which sought to identify policies that could be implemented by all levels of government which would promote successful mental health treatment for all children and adults… In July of 2003, the NFC formally recommended that schools were in the best position to commence the screening of all Americans beginning with America’s students and school employees. The NFC implemented their recommendations, in November of 2004, with a $20 million dollar appropriation.” – Comment: The “New Freedoms Commission”: How Orwellian does it get?

IN Senate Bill 266 Gives State/School Parental Power Over Students’ Mental Health from Birth to Age 22 – by Jeannie Georges – http://www.theofficialvipnews.com/google2badecc5bb02684b.html/2019/02/16/9290/ – “The state should never be in control to identify, assess or assist emotional or mental health issues. But, SB 266 is one line after another of state-run objectionable practices… Here are a few: ● There will be routine examinations for mental health; ● The state will assess, measure, track and report everyone’s state of mind; ● Taxpayers will be paying the high cost of prevention and treatment of mental health for all; ● Other entities will be profiting on the collection of every piece of data that can be gleaned; ● The school based mental health services will be integrated into everything – every subject; ● It is experimental; ● It calls for improvement in communication between agencies – meaning the data will be distributed without regard for privacy. (Court orders and warrants won’t be needed.); ● It brings in neuroscience; ● Substance abuse is changed to a mental diagnosis because it is called substance use disorder… How many will be classified with mental or behavioral disorders? Do you know anyone with phone, gaming, or social media addiction? Know anyone who drinks, smokes, visits alternative web sites? How much is too much and how much is a ”use disorder”?.. There is this caveat. A great pupil privacy protection section was part of this bill when it passed through the education committee. Well, except it did not include public schools! It has already been removed from this bill and it is debated whether it could be enforced even if it could be amended back into the bill.” – Comment: This “treatment” is mandatory for all children between birth and age 22. How much could that end up costing? – In dollars, of course.

U.S. Forces Transported 50 Tons Of Gold From Syria: Reportshttps://southfront.org/u-s-transported-50-tons-of-gold-from-syria-report/ – “The US military is reportedly transferring tons of gold from ISIS-held areas in Syria to the US… According to a source contacted by Kurdish Bas News Agency, US forces transferred about 50 tons of gold from areas seized from ISIS in the Syrian province of Deir Ezzor. The report says that a part of the remaining gold was shared with the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG). According to the report, the gold was transported from the US military base in Ayn al-Arab (Kobani)… 40 tons of gold stolen by ISIS terrorists from Iraq’s Mosul was also taken by US forces, reports say… Local sources told the Syrian state-run SANA news agency claimed that the troops relocated large boxes containing ISIS gold treasure from al-Dashisheh region in southern Hasakah.” – Comment: Value of one metric ton of gold at today’s price: $42,306,108.00 – Value of 50 metric tons: $2,115,305,400 – That’s $2.115 Billion

From the It-Just-Gets-Better Desk: Scientists Want Orwellian A.I. Sentient Smart Assistants To Snitch On Owners And Discuss Contacting Police – by Aaron Kesel – https://www.activistpost.com/2019/02/scientists-orwellian-a-i-sentient-smart-assistants-snitch-owners-discuss-whether-they-should-call-police.html – “Smart assistants like Siri, Google Home, and Amazon Echo could soon be implemented with a “moral AI” to decide whether to report their owners for breaking the law… Scientists at the University of Bergen, Norway proposed the incredibly Orwellian idea of inserting morals into A.I. code at the ACM conference in Hawaii on Artificial Intelligence, Ethics and Society, Dailymail reported… Yes, you read that right, scientists want to make that little hunk of metal of invasive technology even more invasive.”

China Infiltrating U.S. Education System in Propaganda Coup – Report: From kindergarten to college, Chinese government programs indoctrinate youth – by Adam Kredo – https://freebeacon.com/national-security/china-infiltrating-u-s-education-system-in-propaganda-coup/ – “The wide-ranging report by the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee has found that China has spent nearly $200 million on educational entities known as Confucius Institutes. These programs have been instated in U.S. schools across the country with the mission of indoctrinating students and painting a sympathetic portrait of the Chinese Communist government, according to the report… The institutes are shrouded in mystery and have been the cause of much consternation on Capitol Hill and elsewhere as information about their reach and power in the United States becomes clearer… While the programs appear on their surface to be mundane—mainly focusing on language and cultural issues—the Senate committee found that these institutes constitute a threat to the United States. The Chinese government, the committee found, “is attempting to change the impression in the United States and around the world that China is an economic and security threat.” – Comment: IMO, this article begs the question of just what is propaganda here.

‘Sometimes you have to walk’: Trump leaves summit empty-handed at tough point in presidency – by Josh Dawsey and Philip Rucker – https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/sometimes-you-have-to-walk-trump-leaves-summit-empty-handed-at-tough-point-in-presidency/2019/02/28/b7aafd9c-3b46-11e9-a06c-3ec8ed509d15_story.html

Remarks by Vice President Pence to the Lima Group | Bogota, Colombiahttps://www.whitehouse.gov/briefings-statements/remarks-vice-president-pence-lima-group-bogota-colombia/Comment: Perhaps someone can explain to me why, if the intention is for the U.S. Corp to make-up-and-play-nice with Venezuela, that we’re seeing nothing but actual lies, belicosity, and military preparations for what could be an invasion coming out of DC, the Lima Group, the European “Partners,” etc.? If the intention is to seek detente, aren’t actions that are unethical and threatening a tainted methodology for attaining a positive working relationship?

Ocasio-Cortez: People Maybe Shouldn’t Reproduce Due To Climate Change – by Ryan Saavedra – https://www.dailywire.com/news/43880/ocasio-cortez-people-maybe-shouldnt-reproduce-due-ryan-saavedra – ” ‘Our planet is going to hit disaster if we don’t turn this ship around and so it’s basically like, there’s a scientific consensus that the lives of children are going to be very difficult,’ Ocasio-Cortez said while chopping up food in her kitchen during an Instagram live video. ‘And it does lead, I think, young people to have a legitimate question, you know, “Is it okay to still have children?” ‘ ”

Massive Windstorm Spawns “ICE TSUNAMI” On Lake Erie – by Mac Slavo – http://www.shtfplan.com/headline-news/massive-windstorm-spawns-ice-tsunami-on-lake-erie_02252019 – ” Chunks of ice stacked up along the Niagara River Parkway along the lake forced the roadway to be closed in some sections after the ice tsunami hit. Ice mounds between 25 and 30 feet high could be seen in photos approaching people’s homes. Twitter users shared their accounts of what this ice tsunami looked like, and it is eerie.”

Do Russia and China Know Enough Econ 101 to Escape the Upcoming Paper Money Apocalypse of the West? – They’ve shown some affinity for gold, but they’ve stopped short of instituting it as currency – by Alasdair Macleod – https://russia-insider.com/en/do-russia-and-china-know-enough-econ-101-escape-upcoming-paper-money-apocalypse-west/ri26384 – “This article makes the obvious point that a return to a gold standard is the only way nations can contain the interest cost of servicing debt, given the alternative is inflationist policies that can only lead to far higher interest rates and currency destruction. The topic is timely, given the self-harm of American economic and geopolitical policies, which are already leading America into a cyclical slump. Meanwhile, American fears of Asian domination of global economic, monetary and political outcomes have come true. The upcoming credit crisis is likely to kill off the welfare state model in the West by destroying their unbacked paper currencies, while China, Russia and their Asian allies have the means to prosper.”

Fake science: The White House reportedly wants a new dodgy panel of scientists to challenge the government’s climate change findings – by Cody Fenwick – https://www.alternet.org/2019/02/fake-science-the-white-house-reportedly-wants-a-new-dodgy-panel-of-scientists-to-challenge-the-governments-climate-change-findings/ – “The White House intends to create a new panel of scientists with the intention of attacking the scientific consensus, both within and outside the federal government, that climate change poses a clear and severe threat to the world, a new report from Washington Post revealed Sunday… According to the report, officials in the National Security Council want to arrange the group so that it would be outside the normal scrutiny such advisory panels typically require. When formal advisory committees are usually set up, they are subject to stringent regulations that require public meetings, accommodation of records requests, and membership standards… Apparently, the White House doesn’t want the public to have clear insight into a committee designed to spread propaganda and disinformation about clearly established science.” Comment: I urge people to put on their thinking caps and consider what may be behind both the concept of “Fake Science,” and what seems to me is a hit-piece from Alternet (and the Anti-Trump Washington Post – Alternet does not link to the article they mention in the Post).

The Crisis of Science (32 min) – by James Corbett

https://youtu.be/LfHEuWaPh9Q

Mr Bolton’s Long Game Against Iran – Pakistan Becomes Saudi Arabia’s New Client State – by Alastair Crooke – https://www.strategic-culture.org/news/2019/02/25/bolton-long-game-against-iran-pakistan-becomes-saudi-arabia-new-client-state.html – “So, what do we see? Until just recently, Pakistan was ‘on the ropes’ economically. It seemed that it would have to resort to the IMF (yet again), and that it was clear that the proximate IMF experience – if approved – would be extremely painful (Secretary Pompeo, in mid-last year, was saying that the US probably would not support an IMF programme, as some of the IMF grant might be used to repay earlier Chinese loans to Pakistan). The US too had punished Pakistan by severely cutting US financial assistance to the Pakistani military for combatting terrorism. Pakistan, in short, was sliding inevitably towards debt default – with only the Chinese as a possible saviour… And then, unexpectedly, up pops ‘goldilocks’ in the shape of a visiting MbS, promising a $20 billion investment plan as “first phase” of a profound programme to resuscitate the Pakistani economy. And that is on top of a $3 billion cash bailout, and another $3 billion deferred payment facility for supply of Saudi oil. Fairy godmothers don’t come much better than that. And this benevolence comes in the wake of the $6.2 billion, promised last month, by UAE, to address Pakistan’s balance of payments difficulties… The US wants something badly – It wants Pakistan urgently to deliver a Taliban ‘peace agreement’ in Afghanistan with the US which allows for US troops to be permanently based there (something that the Taliban not only has consistently refused, but rather, has always put the withdrawal of foreign forces as its top priority)… …During the Afghan war of the 1980s and later, Afghanistan always was the path for Islamic fundamentalism to reach up into Central Asia. In other words, America’s anxiety to achieve a permanent presence in Afghanistan – plus the arrival of militants from Syria – may somehow link to suggest a second motive to US thinking: the potential to curb Russia and China’s evolution of a Central Asian trading sphere and supply corridor… Putting this all together, what does this mean? Well, firstly, Mr Bolton was arguing for a US military ‘hub’ in Iraq – to put pressure on Iran – as early as 2003. Now, he has it. US Special Forces, (mostly) withdrawn from Syria, are deploying into this new Iraq military ‘hub’ in order, Trump said, to “watch Iran”. (Trump rather inadvertently ‘let the cat out of the bag’ with that comment).” – Comment: This is a long, complex, and brilliantly written article by Crooke. He presents a case that recent and recently announced payments of some 30+ Billion Dollars to Pakistan by the UAE and Saudi Arabia are, essentially, plausibly deniable U.S. foreign aid to Pakistan to further implement major U.S. military operations in Afghanistan – As part of a very long term strategy of undermining the stability of Chinese, Russian and Iranian cooperation and stabilization of Central Asia. This is the kind of nuanced and documented research that I would hope to see the Panterra Global Media Alliance support, if we hope to enroll a significant following of people who are working to create a new paradigm of human organization and action on this planet.

24 Cognitive Biases That Are Warping Your Perception of Reality – by Jeff Desjardins – https://www.visualcapitalist.com/24-cognitive-biases-warping-reality/ – “We are each entitled to our own personal world view… Unfortunately, when it comes to interpreting information and making objective sense of reality, human brains are hard-wired to make all kinds of mental mistakes that can impact our ability to make rational judgments… In total, there are 180+ cognitive biases that mess with how we process data, think critically, and perceive reality.”

India Orders ‘staggering’ Eviction Of 1 Million Indigenous People To Save Wildlife – by Niha Masih – https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2019/02/22/india-orders-staggering-eviction-million-indigenous-people-some-environmentalists-are-cheering/ – “India’s Supreme Court has ordered its government to evict a million people from their homes — for the good of the country’s wildlife… The ruling, issued Wednesday, was a startling conclusion to a decade-long case that has pitted the rights of some of India’s most vulnerable citizens against the preservation of its forests… The court told the government to evict over a million people — mostly members of indigenous tribes — from their homes in public forest land because they had not met the legal criterion to live there… With more than 700 tribal groups, India is home to over 100 million indigenous people. While the forest land is legally controlled by the government, people have lived in such areas for centuries.”

New US anti-Semitism envoy employs lessons learned from Iraq to fight ‘scourge’ – Elan Carr, attorney and ex-head of a US army anti-terrorism team, says he was chosen by philo-Semite Trump because his career has been about ‘fighting evil and keeping people safe’ – by Amanda Borschel-Dan and David Horovitz – https://www.timesofisrael.com/new-us-anti-semitism-envoy-employs-lessons-learned-from-iraq-to-fight-scourge/ – “As the United States experiences a surge in reported anti-Semitic incidents (Note: There is much evidence that this is not true), the newly appointed Special Envoy for Monitoring and Combating Anti-Semitism Elan Carr told The Times of Israel that the Jewish community and Israel “couldn’t have a better friend in the White House” than President Donald Trump… Carr was appointed on February 5 to a statutory role that had been left vacant since the Trump administration entered the White House in January 2017. An attorney and former head of the Jewish fraternity AEPi, Carr is known for his work in prosecuting gang violence in Los Angeles and leading an anti-terrorism team in Iraq in 2003.” (emphasis added)

States Move to Mandate Deadly HPV Gardasil Vaccine for Children – by Brian Shilhavy – http://healthimpactnews.com/2019/states-move-to-mandate-deadly-hpv-gardasil-vaccine-for-children/ – “Here are the states currently considering new legislation to mandate the Gardasil vaccine against parental choice. (Note: Merck’s Gardasil vaccine is the only HPV vaccine currently licensed in the U.S. So when you read “HPV Vaccine,” that currently means Gardasil.)… ● Connecticut: SB 858Allows for administration of HPV and Hepatitis B Vaccines to minors without parental consent. Public Hearing 02/25/19. ● Florida: HB 245/SB 356Mandates HPV Vaccine for children as a requirement for school attendance. e. ● Illinois: SB 1659Mandates HPV Vaccines for 6th grade students. ●Massachusetts: SD 1520Mandates HPV Vaccine for school children. ● New Jersey: A1847Mandates HPV Vaccines for students in grades six through 12. ● New York: (2 bills) A973/S3899Allows health care practitioners to administer HPV/Hep B Vaccines to minors without parental consent. And S298Mandate the HPV Vaccine to the current list of vaccines required for children… To keep up-to-date on these bills and other bills taking away parental rights to vaccines in each state, sign up for the National Vaccine Information Center portal.

“Forced Vaccination” is a Crime Against Humanity… – There Is NO Difference Between “Forced Vaccination” Programs And What The NAZI Doctor’s Did In The WWII Death Camps…- by Ralph Fucetola JD – https://bolenreport.com/forced-vaccination-is-a-crime-against-humanity/ – Across the United States legislators are demanding “tougher laws” forcing families to vaccinate, or lose public benefits. That these same legislators are beneficiaries of significant drug company political payments is not surprising… These new efforts are triggered by a small up-tick in the few cases of measles. More children die from the “unavoidably unsafe” measles vaccine than from the disease itself… When Congress abrogated our right to petition the federal and state courts for vaccine injuries in 1986 the promise was that vaccines would become safer and that the federal government would report to Congress annually about progress. No such reports have been submitted while families have suffered thousands of dead and maimed children as the legacy of US vaccination policy… The horrors of vaccine pseudo-science could, perhaps, have been tolerated, since families could have, in the past, always opt out of vaccination for religious or philosophical reasons. Where there is risk, there must be choice. However, that promise of “Informed Consent” is now under concerted attack in state after state.”

Another somber milestone for Afghanistan: 2018 saw record-high civilians killed in decade – UN report – https://news.un.org/en/story/2019/02/1033441 – “With over 3,800 civilian women, children and men killed in just one year, Afghanistan has hit yet another “deeply disturbing and wholly unacceptable” record, according to a new report issued on Sunday by the UN political mission in the country (UNAMA) and the UN human rights office (OHCHR).” – Comment: SO unacceptable.

Guaido: ‘We Must Have All Options’ to Free Venezuelahttps://www.voanews.com/a/civilians-dead-in-venezuelan-violence/4801426.html – “At least four civilians were killed Saturday as Venezuelan security forces clashed with demonstrators at the border with Brazil over deliveries of humanitarian aid… ‘Today’s events force me to make a decision to formally propose to the international community that we must have all options open to secure the freedom our country(i.e. Please invade us with your militaries), Venezuelan opposition leader and interim-president Juan Guaido wrote on Twitter late Saturday… Also late Saturday, U.S. Vice President Mike Pence announced plans to meet with Guaido Monday in Bogota. Pence is scheduled to address the Lima Group of regional leaders in Colombia Monday and will meet with Guaido while he is there… Pence could announce new sanctions at the Lima Group meeting, adding to sanctions on PDVSA (i.e. theft of Venezuelan property in the interest of enriching the U.S. Imperium), the state-owned oil company… Foro Penal [Criminal Forum], a group that tracks violence in Venezuela, reported the four deaths Saturday. It said they took place in Santa Elena de Uairen near the border with Brazil. It said the victims were shot by pro-government militia members (there is no factual reporting of these events – If the events that started the “Syrian Revolution” in 2011 are any guide, it is more likely anyone killed was shot by U.S. mercenaries, like the military aged men throwing rocks on the Columbian border.)… At one border point (on the Columbian border), aid trucks caught fire (video shows they were torched with molotov cocktails by some of the young men throwing rocks), leading the crowd to rush to save the boxes of food and medical supplies (the propaganda media said the fires were started by Venezuelan security)… Late Saturday U.S. Senator Marco Rubio tweeted that a Venezuelan lawmaker (Freddy Superlano, an associate of Juan Guaido) and his assistant had been poisoned. The assistant (Carlos Salinas, the cousin of Superlano) is dead, according to Rubio’s post and the lawmaker is in “serious condition.” (emphasis added)Comment: This article is from the Official State Propaganda Service. What is the possibility that Carlos Salinas was “inconvenient” in some way to the Guaido coup faction, and was the real target of the poisoning? The Maduro govermment, like the Assad government who were accused of attacking Syrians with gas when their army was on the verge of military successes, has no benefit from using murder against the opposition. Juan Guaido, until he left for Columbia, was not only not arrested – or poisoned – but was allowed to lead demonstrations against the legitimate government and to speak to the foreign press. Imagine if a low-level politician in the U.S. had declared himself President and called for Trump to step down – what would have happened to him? Guantanamo?

For the Week of 2/18/19:

Houthis Claim They Killed Nine British Personnel In Southern Saudi Arabiahttps://southfront.org/houthis-claim-they-killed-nine-british-personnel-in-southern-saudi-arabia/ – ” ‘The slain British fighters were about to lead several attacks by the mercenaries on the [Saudi-Yemeni] border,’ the Houthis’ media wing quoted a military source as saying… If the incident is confirmed, this will be the second time British personnel came under attack in Yemen this year. A week ago, the Express revealed that two service members of the British Special Air Service (SAS) were injured in a roadside bomb blast while they were conducting a top-secret humanitarian mission in central Yemen… The UK is one of the main supporters of the Saudi-led coalition. According to several reports, the kingdom supplied the Royal Saudi Air Force (RSAF), which is accused of war crimes, with cluster bombs and spare parts for its British-made warplanes. Despite an international criticism, the UK is still supporting the coalition’s war on the Houthis.”

Merkel Draws the Line Against Trump – by Tom Luongo – https://tomluongo.me/2019/02/21/merkel-draws-the-line-against-trump/ – “Merkel understands that would grind the German government and its economy to a halt. What Trump wants is for Germany to plough its budget surplus (which stood at €59.2 billion in 2018) wholly into defense spending while also maintaining complete control over NATO’s mission… We pay the lion’s share of NATO’s costs because we receive the lion’s share of the benefits NATO provides. And those benefits are not protecting Europe from the scourge of the evil Russians contrary to the insane fulminations of the laptop bombardiers on K Street… No, the benefits of NATO exist wholly to weaken Russia and keep Europe from hooking up with its natural ally to the east. And along this vector, Merkel is, for once, acting in Germany’s best interests, but only because they dovetail with the EU’s… Guys like John Bolton and all of our top brass at the Pentagon lie awake at night fearful most of a German/Russian economic and political alliance. And everything we do is to force Merkel into difficult choices, especially as an occupied country.”

Are Trump and Putin Opening Pandora’s Box? – “Modern nuclear-armed cruise missiles will be far more fearsome than those that were banned when the INF Treaty was signed in 1987” – by Theodore Postol – https://russia-insider.com/en/are-trump-and-putin-opening-pandoras-box/ri26365 – “Facts support the Russian position. This reality must be taken into account if the United States and Russia (and possibly other countries) are to agree on continued control of intermediate-range missiles… Both sides must stop and think about the common and avoidable danger they are creating by clinging to arguments about each getting some inconsequential military advantage. In fact, existing nuclear weapons systems can do anything imaginable, and much more that is unimaginable. It is the unimaginable capabilities of these weapons that must take center stage when considering the giant and still unknown terrors and threats they pose to global stability and humanity’s future… America must recognize that the Obama administration inadvertently chose a land-based missile defense system with no defensive capacity that instead looks like a strike system to Russia. The Trump administration must stop its extremists from ending a meaningful treaty and putting the world on a faster path to oblivion. And the Russians need to pull back from their threats and boasts about their new missiles — a foolish and dangerous reaction to American bungling that plays against their own self-interest.”

VENEZUELA: ‘The War Built on Lies’ – by John Pilger – https://21stcenturywire.com/2019/02/23/venezuela-the-war-built-on-lies/ – “In a room lit by a single fluorescent tube, I met Ana Lucia Ferandez, aged 86, and Mavis Mendez, aged 95. A mere 33-year-old, Sonia Alvarez, had come with her two children. Once, none of them could read and write; now they were studying mathematics. For the first time in its history, Venezuela has almost 100 per cent literacy… This is the work of Mision Robinson, which was designed for adults and teenagers previously denied an education because of poverty. Mision Ribas gives everyone the opportunity of a secondary education, called a bachillerato.(The names Robinson and Ribas refer to Venezuelan independence leaders from the 19th century)… In her 95 years, Mavis Mendez had seen a parade of governments, mostly vassals of Washington, preside over the theft of billions of dollars in oil spoils, much of it flown to Miami. ‘We didn’t matter in a human sense,’ she told me. ‘We lived and died without real education and running water, and food we couldn’t afford. When we fell ill, the weakest died. Now I can read and write my name and so much more; and whatever the rich and the media say, we have planted the seeds of true democracy and I have the joy of seeing it happen.’.. In 2002, during a Washington-backed coup, Mavis’s sons and daughters and grandchildren and great-grandchildren joined hundreds of thousands who swept down from the barrios on the hillsides and demanded the army remained loyal to Chavez… ‘The people rescued me,’ Chavez told me. ‘They did it with the media against me, preventing even the basic facts of what happened. For popular democracy in heroic action, I suggest you look no further.’.. Should the CIA stooge Guaido and his white supremacists grab power, it will be the 68th overthrow of a sovereign government by the United States, most of them democracies. A fire sale of Venezuela’s utilities and mineral wealth will surely follow, along with the theft of the country’s oil, as outlined by John Bolton… Under the last Washington-controlled government in Caracas, poverty reached historic proportions. There was no healthcare for those could not pay. There was no universal education; Mavis Mendez, and millions like her, could not read or write.” – Comment: Pilger is one of the truly great journalists of the modern era. In this article he brings perspective utterly lacking in the commercial lapdog media supporting the concerted drive by the governments of the West to bring killing and destruction to one more country under the aegis of global hegemony.

“An Unavoidable Global Recession”: The Warnings Get Louder As Worldwide Economic Numbers Continue To Deteriorate – by Michael Snyder – http://theeconomiccollapseblog.com/archives/an-unavoidable-global-recession-the-warnings-get-louder-as-worldwide-economic-numbers-continue-to-deteriorate – “Economic numbers all over the world continue to get worse, and as you will see below, even New York Times columnist Paul Krugman is now warning of “an unavoidable global recession”. Unfortunately, most Americans still have absolutely no idea that this is happening. Most ordinary citizens are still under the impression that everything is going to be just fine, but the numbers suggest otherwise. The Baltic Dry Index just plummeted to the lowest level that we have seen in three years, and this is yet another indication that the global trade war is causing widespread economic pain. And according to Bloomberg, global economic growth has now dropped to the lowest level that we have seen since the Great Recession… Car sales in China continued to decline in January after their first full-year slump in more than two decades, adding to pressure on automakers who bet heavily on the market amid waning demand for cars from the U.S. to Europe… (Chinese) Passenger vehicle wholesales fell 17.7 percent year-on-year, the biggest drop since the market began to contract in the middle of last year, while retail sales had their eighth consecutive monthly decline, industry groups reported Monday… That is an absolutely disastrous number, and it is a sign that this will be a very, very tough year for the global auto industry… Meanwhile, German industrial production is falling at a pace that we haven’t seen since the last global recession… Italy’s economy has already fallen into a recession, and their debt problems continue to grow with each passing day… Watch Italy, because it is going to be a key to the drama that is currently unfolding in Europe… Here in the United States, we are still doing relatively better than much of the rest of the world, but our economy is slowing down too. U.S. retail sales just suffered their “biggest drop in more than nine years”, and the stunning bankruptcy and liquidation of Payless ShoeSource (liquidation and complete closure of its 2,100 stores) has made front page news all over the nation.” Comment: I know that Snyder’s articles tend to depend on cherry-picked data. None-the-less, I would welcome any input into how the looming global shift in economic affairs will answer the extreme levels of indebtedness that pervade world economies, both at institutional and individual levels. Can we continue to rack up debt to stave off a drop in markets (until Trump can be re-elected a year and a half from now?). Or will Trump’s re-election be assured by the state of affairs that will have arisen by that time?

Mark Zuckerberg goes all-in with the deadly vaccine industry in sweeping new plan to censor ALL posts that question Big Pharma’s vaccine dogma – by Ethan Huff – https://www.naturalnews.com/2019-02-22-mark-zuckerberg-goes-all-in-with-deadly-vaccine-industry-censorship.html – “At the request of California Leftist, Democratic cult leader, and American traitor Adam Schiff, Facebook has announced that it may soon implement new policies to actively censor content on its platform that goes against the official narrative that all vaccines are 100 percent “safe and effective.”.. Blaming several recent outbreaks of measles on the prevalence of “anti-vaccine information” online, Schiff believes that it’s now Facebook’s job to actively steer users towards only pro-vaccine content in order to keep people “protected.”.. ‘There is strong evidence to suggest that at least part of the source of this trend is the degree to which medically inaccurate information about vaccines surface (sic) on the websites where many Americans get their information,’ Schiff is quoted as saying, providing absolutely none of the supposedly “strong evidence” that he says proves that disease outbreaks are caused by people reading alternative information about vaccines on Facebook… In response to Schiff’s poorly-worded letter of warning to Facebook Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook reportedly released a statement in response, indicating that the company is ‘exploring additional measures to best combat the problem.’.. These “measures” apparently include ‘reducing or removing this type of content from recommendations, including Groups You Should Join, and demoting it in search results, while also ensuring that higher quality and more authoritative information is available.’ “ (emphasis added) – Comment: You will respect my authoruhtie.

Pentagon: Multination Force To Establish Safe-Zone In Northeastern Syriahttps://southfront.org/pentagon-multination-force-to-establish-safe-zone-in-northeastern-syria/ – Pentagon spokesman, Commander Sean Robertson, revealed on February 23 the 200 US troops who will remain in northeastern Syria after the supposed pullout will be a part of a multinational force which will establish a safe zone in the region… ‘The multinational observing and monitoring force will be made up primarily of NATO allies, who along with U.S. forces will maintain stability and prevent an ISIS resurgence in Syria,’ the Anadolu Agency quoted Cmdr. Robertson as saying… Citing a military source, the Turkish state-run agency said that Turkish and Kurdish forces would not be involved in the planned safe zone, which will be established along the Turkish border, east of the Euphrates River… The plan to establish a safe-zone controlled by a multinational force was first confirmed by U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham, who said last week that Washington will ask its allies in Europe to commit hundreds of troops to create the zone.” (emphasis added) – Comment: Not quite the end of the Syrian adventure, yet.

Venezuela “Propaganda Blitz” to Justify “Humanitarian Intervention”: “Tyrants Don’t Have Free Elections” – by Media Lens – https://www.globalresearch.ca/venezuela-propaganda-blitz-to-justify-intervention-tyrants-dont-have-free-elections/5667763 – “The image linked to a complex interactive piece that allowed readers to explore the torture centre. There was also a long report on the same centre. The interactive report included this statement by a former prisoner, Rosmit Mantilla: ‘‘In a country like Venezuela there’s no difference between being in or out of prison. You are equally persecuted and mistreated, and you can die either way.’.. Venezuela, then, is a giant gulag. The interactive piece had clearly taken a good deal of time and effort to produce – odd that it should appear on the same day that news of Guaidó’s coup attempt was reported. The BBC followed this up with a piece on January 25 openly promoting ‘regime’ change: ‘Venezuela’s Maduro “could get Amnesty” ‘; ‘Self-declared leader Guaidó also appeals to the powerful army, after receiving foreign backing.’.. The BBC continues to administer a daily dose of propaganda. On January 31, the big morning news story was: ‘Venezuela opposition “speaking to army” ‘; ‘Opposition leader Juan Guaidó says his team has held talks with the army about regime change’… As we noted, if a US version of Guaidó made that admission in public, he would soon be paid a visit by Navy Seals, perhaps shot on the spot and dumped at sea, or bundled away to a life on death row for probable later execution.” (emphasis added) – Comment: This article is from Feb. 5. Since then, it seems clear that the corporate news feed has continued to conform to this analysis.

Group Of ISIS Fighters, Including Yazidi Children, Surrenders To US-Backed Forces In Euphrates Valley (Video)https://southfront.org/group-of-isis-fighters-including-yazidi-children-surrenders-to-us-backed-forces-in-euphrates-valley-video/ – “A new group of ISIS fighters surrendered to the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) in the middle Euphrates River Valley on February 23, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR)… The UK-based monitoring group revealed that some of the fighters were Yazidi children, who had been abducted by the terrorist group from the Sinjar mount in northern Iraq during the brutal attack in August 2014. These children were brainwashed by ISIS and then forced to join the infamous “Cubs of the Caliphate” unit… Despite these efforts, more than 3,000 Yazidis are still missing, according to recent reports. Activists fear that many of them were killed by heavy US-led coalition bombardment or even executed by ISIS fighters.”

Mike Pompeo Says Regime Change Is Also Planned for Nicaragua and Cuba, Not Only Venezuelahttps://southfront.org/mike-pompeo-says-regime-change-is-also-planned-for-nicaragua-and-cuba-not-only-venezuela/ – US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo admitted that US policy includes “moving against regimes that are no democratic” such as Cuba and Nicaragua, not simply Maduro’s government in Venezuela, in an interview with Telemundo on February 22nd... ‘If you’re moving against these regimes that are not democratic, many Nicaraguan people, Cuban people are saying, “Are you going to help us next?” ‘ Cristina Londono asked… ‘Yes, President Trump’s administration has done so and will continue to do so not just in Venezuela but certainly Nicaragua and Cuba as well. And you see that. You see that in the policies. They’re very different from the previous administration. They recognize that these governments are treating their people harshly, presenting real risks, security risks to the people, privacy risks, denying them basic liberties. And these are not the kind of things that ought to happen in the Western Hemisphere, and the United States under President Trump is working diligently in not just Venezuela but each of those two countries to achieve good outcomes for those people. The people need to lead those efforts. I’m convinced that they are determined to do it as well. The American people will support them.’.. So, regime change is not only on the table, it’s a sought-after objective, not only in Venezuela, but also in Nicaragua, Cuba and possibly and likely others in the future.” (underlining added)

How the Russiagate Investigation Is Sovietizing American Politics – “Collusion,” “contacts,” selective prosecutions, coup plotting, and media taboos recall repressive Soviet practices – by Stephen F. Cohen – https://www.thenation.com/article/how-the-russiagate-investigation-is-sovietizing-american-politics/ – “Having studied Soviet political history for decades and having lived off and on in that repressive political system before Mikhail Gorbachev’s reforms—in Russia under Leonid Brezhnev in the late 1970s and early 1980s—I may be unduly concerned about similar repressive trends I see unfolding in democratic America during three years of mounting Russiagate allegations. Or I may exaggerate them. Even if I am right about Soviet-like practices in the United States, they are as yet only adumbrations, and certainly nothing as repressive as they once were in Russia… And yet, ominous trends are not to be discounted and still less ignored. I have commented on them previously, on the official use of “informants” to infiltrate Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign, for example, and such practices have now multiplied. Consider the following…”

US forces will stay in Syria: Negotiations with the Kurds will be complicated, as Syria prepares for an Idlib offensive – by Elijah J. Magnier – https://ejmagnier.com/2019/02/22/us-forces-will-stay-in-syria-negotiations-with-the-kurds-will-be-complicated-as-syria-prepares-for-an-idlib-offensive/Comment: a good thumbnail analysis of the current (stalemated) moment in the wind-down of the Syrian war.

Sarah Westall interviews Kevin Annett on The Vatican, Church news, and the 9th Circle ritual murder cult (24 min)

https://youtu.be/-imxJtQR39g

Media Hysteria: Climate Change ‘Heat Records’ Are a Huge Data Manipulation – by Jay Lehr & Tom Harris – https://www.westernjournal.com/media-hysteria-climate-change-heat-records-huge-data-manipulation/ – “Interesting that the figure above shows the most severe historic cold wave during the past century took place in 1936, which was the same year when the strongest heat wave took place. In terms of general behavior, the global warming alarmist prediction is that as time progresses and fossil fuel emissions increase, the number of record highs should increase and record lows should decrease. However, these trends do not exist and the data dispels, rather than supports, the global warming hypothesis… Concurrently a compilation of all days since 1915 when temperatures exceeded 90F shows them decreasing with time rather than increasing in Figure 2… From 1970 until 1998 there was a warming period that raised temperatures by about 0.7 F that helped spawn the global warming alarmist movement. However, since 1998, little warming has occurred while carbon dioxide emissions continue to increase. This is totally consistent with variations in the amount of heat the Earth receives from the Sun…These facts are completely supported by 4,000 ocean floats which measure ocean temperatures at a variety of depths. This data at argo.ucsd.edu measures the oceans where climate-induced temperatures occur.”

Trump’s Contra War Redux in Latin America – by Wayne Madsen – https://www.strategic-culture.org/news/2019/02/22/trump-contra-war-redux-in-latin-america.html – “The seizure of the Boeing 767 and its weapons cargo in Venezuela and the arrest of the well-armed Americans and their colleagues in Haiti may be the initial events, like the revelations of 1986, in exposing another incompetent CIA venture directed by a corrupt White House, one that involves, ironically, the bungling Elliott Abrams, who also failed miserably at overthrowing President Chavez in 2002 while working within the George W. Bush National Security Council.”


Trump Pledges to Protect America From Any Enemy Missile – by David Vergun – https://dod.defense.gov/News/Article/Article/1734640/trump-pledges-to-protect-america-from-any-enemy-missile/ – “Missile defense is so important in a time of rapidly evolving threats from around the world, he said. Adversaries are acquiring bigger and stronger arsenals. They’re increasing their lethal strike capabilities and they’re focused on building long-range missiles that can reach targets within the United States… ‘As president, my first duty is the defense of our country,’ he said.” – Comment: Lies, and the Lying Liars that tell them.

Trump Unveils Space-Based Missile Defense Strategy – by Carla Babb – https://www.voanews.com/a/trump-to-unveil-space-based-missile-defense-strategy/4747188.html – “PENTAGON — President Donald Trump unveiled the military’s long-delayed Missile Defense Review (MDR), the first overhaul of U.S. missile defense policy since 2010… Speaking at the Pentagon Thursday, Trump said his plan will allow the United states to detect and destroy missiles “anywhere, anytime, anyplace.”.. ‘It is not enough to keep pace with our adversaries, we must outpace them at every turn,’ he said… Officials say the doctrine, initially expected in 2017, has been frequently rewritten to keep up with changing missile threats posed by North Korea, China, Russia and Iran.” – Comment: I want some of what he’s smoking.

Catherine Austin Fitts – Federal Government Running Secret Open Bailout – Interview by Greg Hunter (44 min) – In which Catherine argues that the Constitutional protections for property rights have been entirely undermined by massive back-door manipulation of statutes and regulations, and that we have entered an era of unprecedented dangers.

https://youtu.be/Mi6S4zrFjPg

On Originalism in Constitutional Interpretation – by: Steven G. Calabresi – https://constitutioncenter.org/interactive-constitution/white-pages/on-originalism-in-constitutional-interpretation – “Originalism is grounded in the two-century-long movement toward constitutionalism, and it is behind the U.S. Constitution itself. Consider the following ten purposes that underlie the U.S. Constitution. Critically, all of these counsel in favor of an originalist rather than a living constitutionalist interpretation of the text of the Constitution, which would undermine the accomplishment of these purposes at every turn.” (emphasis added)

A Border Barrier Solution – by Sartre – https://www.veteransnewsreport.com/2019/01/15/a-border-barrier-solution/ – “The connotation of slavery has a 21st century meaning that the progressive collectivists do not understand. Yet, they are the most eager advocates of pushing for a divided country. Today’s society is designed to keep citizens in a “PC” slavery that is a hallmark of open borders invaders and their proponents. This res publica mindset does not advance or defend a commonwealth… Establishing an effective barrier is necessary to preserve the integrity of our territorial boundaries. However, the lack of will in Congress or in the Federal courts has proven that a sensible resolution to an entirely avoidable conflict is unlikely. So consider a method of action that can sidestep the radical extremists who are the neo-establishment… President Trump should direct the military to create an outpost that would be constructed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Trump should direct funds from the foreign aid allotments that go to countries that work against our own national interest. The key to this option is to lease from Mexico a one mile corridor south of the current border where a permanent barrier wall would be built outside the jurisdiction of the U.S. Congress and Federal courts.”

From the Signs-Of-The-Times Desk: Does Society Realize It Is Being Initiated? (47 min) – from Truthstream Media, Aaron & Melissa Dykes

https://youtu.be/um5yzha8EUw

“Is the US Planning to Wage War on Russia and China?”: Interview by Bonnie Faulkner with Prof. Michel Chossudovsky – https://southfront.org/is-the-us-planning-to-wage-war-on-russia-and-china-interview-with-prof-michel-chossudovsky/ – “I think that we’re at a very dangerous crossroads in our history because there’s an evolving situation in the Middle East. There’s a shift in alliances. There’s a global military agenda. Let’s bear in mind that since 2001 we have had a whole sequence of military operations, some of them conducted by US allies, but invariably Washington has been behind the wars in Afghanistan, Syria, Libya, Lebanon, Yemen, Somalia, Sudan and so on, and of course, Ukraine. So essentially what is unfolding in 2019 – in fact, it has been unfolding for a long period of time – is a global military agenda. It’s the globalization of war.”

Pompeo Turns Reality Upside Down – by Philip M. Giraldi – https://www.strategic-culture.org/news/2019/01/17/pompeo-turns-reality-upside-down.html – “Along the way Pompeo trots out a lot of half-truths and even completely fabricated lies, saying that America’s “timidity” had let to the rise of ISIS, had enabled Iran’s government to crush the “Green Revolution,” had freed Tehran to interfere all over the region, had allowed Hezbollah to accumulate a massive arsenal to threaten Israel, and had permitted Bashar al-Assad to kill his own people with chemical weapons. And worst of all, there was a false desire for peace that led to ‘a [nuclear] deal with Iran, our common enemy.’.. Pompeo concludes from the record of calamities that ‘So today, what did we learn from all of this? We learned that when America retreats, chaos often follows. When we neglect our friends, resentment builds. And when we partner with enemies, they advance…’ “

US Navy moves toward unleashing killer robot ships on the world’s oceans – by David B. Larter – https://www.defensenews.com/naval/2019/01/15/the-us-navy-moves-toward-unleashing-killer-robot-ships-on-the-worlds-oceans/ – ” ‘It’s a shift in mindset that says, instead of putting as much stuff on the ship for as much money as I have, you start thinking in a different way,’ Boxall said in a December interview. ‘You start saying: ‘How small can my platform be to get everything I need to be on it?’.. We want everything to be only as big as it needs to be. You make it smaller and more distributable, given all dollars being about equal. And when I look at the force, I think: ‘Where can we use unmanned so that I can push it to a smaller platform?’ ‘… The Navy is getting ready to find out.”

Feds Can’t Force You To Unlock Your iPhone With Finger Or Face, Judge Rules – by Thomas Brewster – https://www.forbes.com/sites/thomasbrewster/2019/01/14/feds-cant-force-you-to-unlock-your-iphone-with-finger-or-face-judge-rules/#621fb28142b7 – “Previously, U.S. judges had ruled that police were allowed to force unlock devices like Apple’s iPhone with biometrics, such as fingerprints, faces or irises. That was despite the fact feds weren’t permitted to force a suspect to divulge a passcode. But according to a ruling uncovered by Forbes, all logins are equal.”

Is Bolton Steering Trump into War with Iran? – by Patrick J. Buchanan – https://buchanan.org/blog/is-bolton-steering-trump-into-war-with-iran-135696 – “Last September, when Shiite militants launched three mortar shells into the Green Zone in Baghdad, which exploded harmlessly in a vacant lot, Bolton called a series of emergency meetings and directed the Pentagon to prepare a menu of targets, inside Iran, for U.S. air and missile strikes in retaliationBolton’s former deputy, Mira Ricardel, reportedly told a gathering the shelling into the Green Zone was “an act of war” to which the U.S. must respond decisively… Bolton has long believed a U.S. confrontation with Iran is both inevitable and desirable. In 2015, he authored a New York Times op-ed whose title, “To Stop Iran’s Bomb, Bomb Iran,” said it all. He has urged that “regime change” in Iran be made a declared goal of U.S. foreign policy.” (emphasis added)

Connecticut Governor Lamont can’t wait to bathe the state he took an oath to protect with 5G radiation: Governor Ned Lamont’s 2019 State of the State Addresshttps://www.nbcconnecticut.com/news/local/Governor-Ned-Lamonts-2019-State-of-the-State-Address-504117451.html – “Second, to attract millennials, top talent and leading companies, Connecticut will need to invest wisely in its urban centers – making them affordable and lively, where families want to live, work and play. That means great schools, safe streets and by making our cities the first with 5G in New England. The telecommunication companies are ready to start building – let’s harness that excitement, and get WiFi access into every rural town. ” (emphasis added) – Comment: I would assume that The Alliance has Lamont on their short list of perpetrators.

DC court says Holocaust survivors can sue Hungary in the US for huge reparations – by Yaakov Schwartz – https://www.timesofisrael.com/dc-court-says-holocaust-survivors-can-sue-hungary-in-the-us-for-huge-reparations/ – “The second-highest court in the United States has reinstated a lawsuit brought by a group of Holocaust survivors and their families against the government of Hungary and its national railroad. The class action suit demands restitution for the role Hungary played in the murder of 500,000 Jews and the seizure of their property during World War II… Setting the stage for what could be a landmark civil suit running into the tens of billions of dollars, Judge Patricia A. Millett wrote for the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit on December 28 that Hungary could not force the plaintiffs to have the case tried in a Hungarian court… The decision overturned that of a federal judge who ruled that the 1947 Paris Peace Treaty between Hungary and the Allied powers granted Hungary immunity.”

PG&E prepares bankruptcy filing after California wildfires – by Liana B. Baker, Mike Spector, Jessica DiNapoli – https://www.reuters.com/article/us-pg-e-us-bankruptcy-idUSKCN1P815B – “Its shares plunged 52 percent on Monday to $8.38, giving it a market capitalization of less than $4.5 billion. The stock is down more than 80 percent from late 2017, before wildfires devastated PG&E’s service areas. Bond prices also fell sharply on Monday… PG&E’s chief executive officer was replaced on Sunday by General Counsel John Simon on an interim basis… San Francisco-based PG&E is working on lining up roughly $5.5 billion in so-called debtor-in-possession financing to help operations during bankruptcy proceedings… The utility said the bankruptcy process would not affect electric or natural gas services for customers. Company advisers expect that it may take up to two years to emerge from bankruptcy.’

From the Bat-Shit-Crazy? Desk: US won’t accept Hezbollah as ‘major presence’ in Lebanon: Pompeo – from Reuters – http://www.dailystar.com.lb/News/Middle-East/2019/Jan-10/473731-pompeo-us-wont-accept-hezbollah-as-major-presence-in-lebanon.ashx – “U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Thursday Hezbollah is a major presence in Lebanon, but the U.S. won’t accept this as the status quo… Pompeo also described the United States was a “force for good” in the Middle East and remained committed to the “complete dismantling” of the Daesh (ISIS) threat despite its decision to withdraw troops from Syria… ‘When America retreats, chaos follows,’ he said in a speech at the American University in Cairo in which he also urged Middle Eastern countries to do more to combat Daesh militants.” (emphasis added)

For the Week of 1/7/18:

Routine Vaccination Kills UK Cancer Expert Shortly After The Jab – by Catherine Frompovich – https://www.activistpost.com/2019/01/routine-vaccination-kills-uk-cancer-expert-shortly-after-the-jab.html – “The Express online featured this headline: ‘Tragedy as top cancer doctor dies after yellow fever jab in one in 100,000 chance.’.. That’s the chance everyone takes when they submit to taking unproven vaccines with totally toxic ingredients: neurotoxins, Thimerosal [ethyl mercury], aluminum in any of four formulations, formaldehyde, polysorbate 80, foreign DNA, diploid cells, unknown viruses and mycoplasma…. Vaccine-associated neurotropic disease (2), previously described as post-vaccinal encephalitis (1), is a known rare adverse event associated with yellow fever vaccination. Age less than 9 months and immunosuppression are known risk factors for this adverse event. (See CONTRAINDICATIONS and ADVERSE REACTIONS sections.).. Ah ha! It says it right there under Contraindications that: Yellow fever vaccines must be considered as a possible, but rare, cause of vaccineassociated viscerotropic disease (2) (previously described as multiple organ system failure), the apparent cause of Dr. Gore’s death!”

The Crash Of The “Everything Bubble” Started In 2018 – Here’s What Comes Next In 2019 – by Brandon Smith – https://www.activistpost.com/2019/01/the-crash-of-the-everything-bubble-started-in-2018-heres-what-comes-next-in-2019.html – “In 2018, a very significant economic change occurred which sealed the fate of the U.S. economy as well as numerous other economies around the globe. This change was the reversal of central bank policy. The era of stimulus and artificial support of various markets, including stocks, is beginning to fade away as the Federal Reserve pursues policy tightening, including higher interest rates and larger cuts to its balance sheet… As I predicted in September in my article ‘The Everything Bubble: When Will It Finally Crash?’, the crash accelerated in December, as the Fed raised interest rates to their neutral rate of inflation and increased balance sheet cuts to $50 billion per month. In 2019, this crash will continue as the fed resumes cuts once again in mid-January… It is important to note that when we speak of a crash in alternative economic circles, we are not only talking about stock markets. Mainstream economists often claim that stocks are a predictive indicator for the future health of the wider economy. This is incorrect. Stocks are actually a trailing indicator; they tend to crash well after all other fundamentals have started to decline.”

President Trump’s Losing Strategy: Embracing Bolsonoro’s Brazil and Confronting China – by Prof. James Petras – https://www.globalresearch.ca/president-trumps-losing-strategy-embracing-brazil-confronting-china/5665064 – “The US embraces a regime doomed to failure and threatens the world’s most dynamic economy. President Trump has lauded Brazil’s newly elected President Jair Bolsonaro and promises to promote close economic, political, social and cultural ties. In contrast the Trump regime is committed to dismantling China’s growth model, imposing harsh and pervasive sanctions, and promoting the division and fragmentation of greater China… Washington’s choice of allies and enemies is based on a narrow conception of short-term advantage and strategic losses… In this paper we will discuss the reasons why the US-Brazilian relation fits in with Washington’s pursuit for global domination and why Washington fears the dynamic growth and challenge of an independent and competitive China.”

Vaxx Propaganda in Overdrive as Vaccine Autism Link Confirmed – The latest episode of New World Next Week with James Corbett and James Evan Pilato (15 min) – https://www.activistpost.com/2019/01/vaxx-propaganda-in-overdrive-as-vaccine-autism-link-confirmed.html

NewsGuard Launches War on Alternative Media – by Whitney Webb – https://www.activistpost.com/2019/01/newsguard-launches-war-on-alternative-media.html – “Soon after the social media “purge” of independent media sites and pages this past October, a top neoconservative insider — Jamie Fly — was caught stating that the mass deletion of anti-establishment and anti-war pages on Facebook and Twitter was “just the beginning” of a concerted effort by the U.S. government and powerful corporations to silence online dissent within the United States and beyond… As MintPress News Editor-in-Chief Mnar Muhawesh recently wrote, MintPress was informed that it was under review by an organization called NewsGuard Technologies, which described itself to MintPress as simply a “news rating agency” and asked Muhawesh to comment on a series of allegations, several of which were blatantly untrue. However, further examination of this organization reveals that it is funded by and deeply connected to the U.S. government, neo-conservatives, and powerful monied interests, all of whom have been working overtime since the 2016 election to silence dissent to American forever-wars and corporate-led oligarchy… More troubling still, NewsGuard — by virtue of its deep connections to government and Silicon Valley — is lobbying to have its rankings of news sites installed by default on computers in U.S. public libraries, schools, and universities as well as on all smartphones and computers sold in the United States… In other words, as NewsGuard ’s project advances, it will soon become almost impossible to avoid this neocon-approved news site’s ranking systems on any technological device sold in the United States. Worse still, if its efforts to quash dissenting voices in the U.S. are successful, NewsGuard promises that its next move will be to take its system global.”

French Government Moves to Impose a Police State in Response to Gilets Jaunes – by Kurt Nimmo – https://www.activistpost.com/2019/01/french-government-moves-to-impose-a-police-state-in-response-to-gilets-jaunes.html – “Speaking on French TV channel TF1, Prime Minister Philippe said the government would support a ‘new law punishing those who do not respect the requirement to declare [protests], those who take part in unauthorized demonstrations and those who arrive at demonstrations wearing face masks’… Moreover, the French state will ban activists—described as “known troublemakers”—from participating in demonstrations. In order to make identifying and singling out these activists more easy, the government will also outlaw face masks… The protesters will face tougher penalties for taking part in undeclared demonstrations, covering their faces, and would be required to pay for the damage they cause, Philippe said on France’s TF1 television. More than 80,000 police officers will be mobilized nationwide for an expected fresh round of protests next Saturday, he said… Budget Minister Gerald Darmanin urged the state to exercise “ultra-severity” against French citizens opposed to being fleeced and ignored… For a former French minister, the only appropriate response by the state is murder. Luc Ferry has called for police to shoot and kill protesters attacking police… Violence and murder are a reflexive response by the state when its authority is challenged and other tactics—for instance, demonizing protesters as either right or left extremists—fail to put an end to protests.”

US buys more Israeli defense systems to protect tanks, APCs – Initial contract worth $80 million approved, with another $120 million pending, for Israel’s Trophy system – by Judah Ari Gross – https://www.timesofisrael.com/us-buys-more-israeli-defense-systems-to-protect-tanks-apcs/

Trump is willing to take military action in Syria again if neededPompeo – https://www.rt.com/usa/448481-trump-military-action-syria/ – “Pompeo struck a similar tone on Thursday, declaring that the US will still carry out airstrikes in Syria as the need arises, and will not completely abandon the region until the “complete dismantling of the ISIS threat” is achieved. Pompeo also promised continued airstrikes in Yemen, which has been pounded by US and Saudi strikes since 2015. He also declared that no foreign aid will be given to Syria until Iranian forces completely withdraw from the country… Originally slated to take between 60 and 100 days, Trump’s withdrawal from Syria could take slightly longer. Bolton said at the weekend that there was no set timetable for the pullout, noting that ‘the timetable flows from the policy decisions that we need to implement.’.. Several thousand IS fighters still remain active in Syria. The terror group has lost 98 percent of the territory it held at the height of its power in 2014, however. Whereas the group once claimed large swathes of Iraq and Syria, it now controls just a small pocket of desert on the Iraqi/Syrian border… Pompeo’s choice of Cairo to deliver his address to the Muslim world at large is a symbolic one. Former President Barack Obama also chose the Egyptian capital as the stage for his address to the region in 2009, when he took a more apologetic tone to Pompeo, apologizing for American intervention in the region and reaching out to the leaders of Iran for reconciliation. In his speech, Pompeo declared the results of Obama’s policies “disastrous,” and said ‘the days of self-inflicted American shame are over.’ ” (emphasis added)

From the Rust-Never-Sleeps Desk: U.S. greenhouse gas emissions spiked in 2018 — and it couldn’t happen at a worse time – by Chris Mooney and Brady Dennis – https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/us-greenhouse-gas-emissions-spiked-in-2018–and-it-couldnt-happen-at-a-worse-time/2019/01/07/68cff792-12d6-11e9-803c-4ef28312c8b9_story.html – “The findings, published Tuesday by the independent (sic) economic research firm Rhodium Group, mean that the United States now has a diminishing chance of meeting its pledge under the 2015 Paris climate agreement to dramatically reduce its emissions by 2025… The findings also underscore how the world’s second-largest emitter, once a global leader in pushing for climate action, has all but abandoned efforts to mitigate the effects of a warming world. President Trump has said he plans to officially withdraw the nation from the Paris climate agreement in 2020 and in the meantime has rolled back Obama-era regulations aimed at reducing the country’s carbon emissions… ‘We have lost momentum. There’s no question,’ Rob Jackson, a Stanford University professor who studies emissions trends, said of both U.S. and global efforts to steer the world toward a more sustainable future… The sharp emissions rise was fueled primarily by a booming economy, researchers found.” (emphasis added) – Comment: The WaPo fulfills its functions. A booming economy, hmmm – Where people are driving less than ever.

Leak reveals Indian govt’s plan to amend digital identity law – Is India’s controversial digital identity program a public policy that has been hijacked by private business? – by Saikat Datta – www.atimes.com/article/leak-reveals-indian-govts-plan-to-amend-digital-identity-law/ – “A number of lawyers, activists and constitutional experts immediately raised a flag against the program, saying it had enormous potential for misuse. They said this unfettered collection of data could easily be used to carry out mass surveillance by the government and make citizens vulnerable. They also pointed out that a similar digital identity program in the United Kingdom (UK) had been struck down once the British government realized its potential for misuse… But a group of technologists and businesses, who saw the potential business spin-offs from this massive database, argued that such a project could propel businesses and technology spin-offs worth vast sums. Worried at the rising pitch against the Aadhaar program, and a hostile report from the Parliament’s standing committee on finance, they banded together to float a “think tank” and foundation called iSpirt.” – Comment: Technocracy brooks no caution.

For the Week of 12/31/18:

BOOM: Obama Deep State Put Trump-Russia Intel Scam Into Play IN APRIL 2016 – At Exact Same Time Candidate Trump Won GOP Primaries – by Jim Hoft – https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2019/01/boom-obama-deep-state-put-trump-russia-intel-scam-into-play-in-april-2016-at-exact-same-time-candidate-trump-won-gop-primary/ – “Between the Wisconsin and Connecticut Republican primaries in April of 2016, the Deep State criminals in the Obama Administration created their plan of attack on the Trump campaign. They attempted to tie candidate Trump to Russians, knowing that their links to Russia with Uranium One were open to criticism and alleged criminal acts… By the end of April, 2016, the Deep State of Obama, Comey, Brennan, Kerry and others had already put in place spies on Trump team members, and allegations of a made up company, DCLeaks, that allegedly hacked DNC emails. They also began their sinister Trump – Russia collusion fairy tale… April 2016 will go down in history as the month that a sitting President (Obama) began his scheme using the intelligence community of the United States to spy on its competing campaign in the US election in an effort to prevent them from winning the 2016 Presidential election.”

Nicaragua and the Corruption, Co-optation of Human Rights – by Stephen Sefton – https://www.globalresearch.ca/nicaragua-corruption-co-optation-human-rights/5664733 – “One farcical aspect of their approach has been to accuse the Nicaraguan government of repressing local media when their main sources by far are abundant citations of false reports from those same local media relayed via dishonest local human rights NGOs… Secondly, in theoretical terms, the approach of the IACHR, the UNOHCHR and foreign NGOs like Amnesty International has been to exclude violations by non-State actors, exactly the same faithless alibi they all used during the Cold War. But that theoretical framework has been outdated since 1993 when the UN Human Rights Convention in Vienna explicitly recognized the role of non-State actors in human rights abuses (thus recognizing how the US government and its allies used irregular forces, like the Contra in Nicaragua, RENAMO in Mozambique and UNITA in Angola, to apply systematic terrorism against civilian populations).”

Senior Kurdish Official: Deal With Damascus Is Inevitable, Kurdish Forces May Join Syrian Army https://southfront.org/senior-kurdish-official-deal-with-damascus-is-inevitable-kurdish-forces-may-join-syrian-army/ – ” ‘Reaching a solution between the autonomous administration and the Syrian government is inevitable because our areas are part of Syria,’ Redur Khalil told the AFP… The Kurdish commander also revealed that negotiations between his group and Damascus to reach a final formulation for administering the northern city of Manbij are showing some “positive signs.” Kahlil said that if a solution was reached there, it could be applied to the SDF-held areas in the governorate of Deir Ezzor… ‘We still have some differences with the central government, which need negotiations with international support,’ Khalil said… Kahlil added that Russia could be a guarantor of any agreement between the SDF and Damascus and he does not rule out the possibility of deploying the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) along the border with Turkey.”

“Sykes-Picot On Acid”: US Considering Syria Partition Plan Amidst Troop Exit – The US doesn’t want pro-Turkish forces to slaughter the Kurds, but neither does the US want the Kurds to strike a deal with Assad – http://theduran.com/sykes-picot-on-acid-us-considering-syria-partition-plan-amidst-troop-exit/ – “However, it’s likely too late, as the Kurds have already begun inviting Syrian forces into previously autonomous SDF/Kurdish zones… According to the WSJ, the administration’s Syria envoy has a plan that seeks to mitigate the risks of either a Kurdish slaughter or an Assad takeover. The plan is visualized in a classified, undisclosed map that proposes something officials have described as “Sykes-Picot on acid”: ‘Mr. Jeffrey and his State Department team have created a color-coded map of northeastern Syria in an attempt to negotiate a power-sharing plan that could avert a costly Turkish-Kurdish fight in the area‘…However, keeping their forces apart should Mr. Erdogan’s troops enter Syria could prove difficult.”

Stock Market Crash- YOU ARE IN ONE. By Gregory Mannarino (14 min)

https://youtu.be/9350a8oYvac

Has Trump Been Outmaneuvered on Syria Troop Withdrawal? – Trump’s possible backtracking on withdrawal from Syria means he may have been once again outmaneuvered by the Deep State – by Virginia State Senator Dick Black – http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/50879.htm – “It is instructive that, despite President Donald Trump’s strong directive on a rapid Syrian pull-out, apparently not one soldier or Marine has departed Syria. And the argument that they’re tied up with fighting ISIS doesn’t hold water. On Syria’s southern border, across from Jordan, lies the U.S. base at al Tanf. ISIS is nowhere around. Al Tanf’s sole purpose is to hold and defend the sovereign territory of Syria (using a 55 km no-fly zone). It denies Syria the right to restore order and provide aid to starving Syrians trapped in the American zone… Al Tanf is the canary in the Syrian coal mine. If Trump’s pullout has any credibility, the 800 or so troops and equipment assigned there could be withdrawn across the Jordanian border within 24 hours. Their failure to do so suggests duplicity by our foreign policy shadow government. The Pentagon seems unresponsive to the Commander-in-Chief, and he has surrounded himself with advisors whose allegiance does not lie with him–or with the American people… Republican Senator Richard H. Black represents the 13th district of Virginia, encompassing parts of both Loudoun and Prince Williams Counties in northern Virginia.”

Is the Increase in the Childhood Vaccine Schedule Causing an Increase in Childhood Arthritis?http://healthimpactnews.com/2019/is-the-increase-in-the-childhood-vaccine-schedule-causing-an-increase-in-childhood-arthritis/

Turkey Is Seeking Russian Permission to Use Syrian Airspacehttps://russia-insider.com/en/turkey-seeking-russian-permission-use-syrian-airspace/ri25782 – “Ankara will also ask for coordination with Russian forces to persuade Assad forces to avoid targeting Turkish air force planes and helicopters… In the third week of December there were unconfirmed local reports that Assad’s forces might unilaterally declare a no-fly zone upon request of the YPG… Ankara officials say they think that Damascus could not initiate such an action without Moscow’s permission and that although Assad’s forces have S-200 and S-300 air-defense systems, they are not technically capable. Turkish sources have been telling Al-Monitor that Ankara has been closely monitoring Israel’s “preventive” air attacks against Syrian targets… Ankara experts say any operation Turkey plans cannot be canceled just because Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s forces have air defense systems. As a deterrent against Assad’s forces, Ankara primarily would rely on air-to-surface missiles and the TEBER-82 precision smart weapon, which were recently developed by Turkey.”

Full Text of Ocasio-Cortez’ watermelon “Green New Deal” proposed House Rules: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1jxUzp9SZ6-VB-4wSm8sselVMsqWZrSrYpYC9slHKLzo/mobilebasic

Mandatory Autonomous Vehicle Technology coming? Another massive push going on behind the scenes for ultra-intrusive 5G networks (video 50 min): Download link https://www.dropbox.com/s/65bee68hxk1r1k0/Manditory-Autonomous-Car-Tech.mp4?dl=1

Bipartisan Support for Gun Confiscation Is Growing – by José Niño – https://www.activistpost.com/2019/01/bipartisan-support-for-gun-confiscation-is-growing.html – “Red flag laws, or Extreme Risk Protection Orders (ERPOs), are the euphemistic label for the gun control push du jour blazing across the nation. Under red flag laws, law enforcement has the ability to confiscate an individual’s firearms if they are deemed a threat to themselves or others. A simple accusation from a family member, friend, or associate will suffice to seize someone’s firearms… Thirteen states currently have red flag laws on the books, with dozens more filing their own versions. What started out as a state-level movement may have some legs at the federal level. Although it’s true that Congressional Democrats are making gun control a major theme of their legislative agenda, it’s naïve to think red flag laws are only relevant because “gun-grabbing” Democrats have taken power… As we’ll see below, red flag laws have a history of bipartisan support. And when any piece of legislation has Democrats and Republicans locking arms in agreement, you know trouble lies ahead.”

Israeli study: 1/4 of Jews killed in Holocaust murdered in 100 days in 1942 – Prof. Stone analyzes train data to conclude that 1.5 million Jews were slain in 3-month ‘hyperintense’ phase that only slowed because there were few Jews left in occupied Poland – by Michael Bachner – https://www.timesofisrael.com/israeli-study-1-4-of-jews-killed-in-holocaust-murdered-in-100-days-in-1942/Comment: So that would be 1/4 of 6 Million®, or 1.5 million killed in 1 month. Where there’s smoke, there MUST be fire. Right?

‘New Chapter’ in Space Exploration as China Reaches Far Side of the Moon – by Steven Lee Myers and Zoe Mou – https://www.nytimes.com/2019/01/02/world/asia/china-change-4-moon.html – “China now plans to begin fully operating its third space station by 2022, to put astronauts in a lunar base by later in that decade, and to send probes to Mars, including ones that could return samples of the Martian surface back to Earth… The crater where the Chinese landed is the oldest and deepest on the moon, so the probe’s discoveries may offer insights into the moon’s origins and evolution. And some scientists suspect that the surrounding basin may be rich in minerals. If exploiting the moon’s resources is the next step in space development, a successful mission could leave the Chinese better positioned.”

From the Bolsheviks-2.0 Desk: The ‘Green New Deal’: A Radical Mandate for Government Control of American Society – ‘Ocasio-Cortez sees this plan is being a vehicle through which social equality might finally realized, as it will use reparations to right historical injustices’ – by Tom Elliott – https://news.grabien.com/story-ocasio-cortezs-green-new-deal-radical-mandate-government-con – “Incoming New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez brings with her a massive online following, influence she says she’ll deploy only in support of candidates and politicians who support her plan (yeah, right) for a “Green New Deal.”.. ● The installation of a “national, energy-efficient, “smart grid.” (can you say “5G”?) ● “Upgrading every residential and industrial building for state-of-the-art energy efficiency, comfort and safety” ● “Eliminating greenhouse gas emissions from the manufacturing, agricultural and other industries” as well as from America’s transportation and infrastructure network ● Funding “massive investment” in reducing existing greenhouse gasses… Later in the document, Ocasio Cortez’s plan (sic) imagines creating a national jobs force to help people participate in this “transition.” The Green New Deal, it says, shall ‘provide all members of our society, across all regions and all communities, the opportunity, training and education to be a full and equal participant in the transition, including through a job guarantee program to assure a living wage job to every person who wants one.’ ” (emphasis added) – Comment: To quote Poppy Bush, “The New World Order is coming into view.”

MH17 Turnabout: Ukraine’s Guilt Now Proven – by Eric Zuesse – https://www.strategic-culture.org/news/2018/12/31/mh17-turnabout-ukraine-guilt-now-proven.html – “Precisely what the method was, by which the direct perpetrators brought down the MH17, has gradually become clearer, despite this continuation of Western secrecy (and Ukraine’s veto-power over the ‘findings’) regarding the contents of the black boxes, and of the US satellite images, and of the Ukrainian air-traffic-control radar recordings, and of other evidence-sources that are still being held secret by The West and not made available to their ‘news’ media nor to anyone outside a tight official circle of those Western nations’ intelligence agencies… But now, Russia has actually — on 17 September 2018 — exposed the outright fraudulence of the JIT’s 24 May 2018 presentation, and The West (the US Government’s allies) entirely ignored the conclusive evidence that that presentation by the JIT itself actually contained and to which Russia was pointing, so that there can no longer be reasonable doubt about The West’s intentional and still ongoing fraudulence regarding the entire MH17 matter.”

Five Weeks After the Guardian’s Viral Blockbuster Assange/Manafort Scoop, No Evidence Has Emerged – Just Stonewalling – by Glenn Greenwald – https://theintercept.com/2019/01/02/five-weeks-after-the-guardians-viral-blockbuster-assangemanafort-scoop-no-evidence-has-emerged-just-stonewalling/ – “None of this is an aberration. Quite the contrary, it has become par for the Trump/Russia course. One major story after the next falls apart, and there is no accountability, reckoning or transparency (neither CNN nor MSNBC, for instance, have to date bothered to explain how they both “independently confirmed” the totally false story that Donald Trump, Jr. was offered advanced access to the WikiLeaks email archive, all based on false claims about the date of an email to him from a random member of the public)… Nor is it atypical for the Guardian when it comes to its institutionally blinding contempt for Assange: during the election, the paper was forced to retract its viral report from political reporter Ben Jacobs, who decided to assert, without any whiff of a basis, that Assange has a “long had a close relationship with the Putin regime.”.. The U.S media has become very adept at outrage rituals whenever they are denounced as “Fake News.” They should spend some time trying to become as skilled in figuring out why such attacks resonate for so many.”

Israel Is Bad for America – A New York Times Columnist explains why – by Philip Giraldi – http://www.unz.com/pgiraldi/israel-is-bad-for-america/ – “It is time for American Jews like Bret Stephens to come to the realization that not everything that is good for Israel is good for the U.S. The strategic interests of the two countries, if they were openly discussed in either the media or in congress, would be seen to be often in direct conflict. Somehow in Stephens’ twisted mind the 1948 theft of Palestinian lands and the imposition of an apartheid system to control the people is in some way representative of a liberal world order… If one were to suggest that Stephens should move to Israel since his primary loyalty clearly lies there, there would be accusations of anti-Semitism, but in a sense, it is far better to have him stick around blathering from the pulpit of The New York Times. When he writes so ineptly about how Donald Trump Is Bad for Israel the real message that comes through loud and clear is how bad Israel is for America.”

Independent research confirms that rampant glyphosate use has contributed to the increase in chronic diseases worldwide – by Tracey Watson – https://www.naturalnews.com/2018-12-31-glyphosate-use-has-contributed-to-the-rise-of-chronic-disease.html – “While Monsanto stands 100 percent behind its product, insisting repeatedly that it is totally safe, the reality is that as the use of Roundup has steadily increased, so have the number of people with chronic diseases like diabetes, celiac disease, asthma, heart disease and others… This is hardly a coincidence, and the explanation for the link between glyphosate use and chronic disease is quite simple: As reported by Natural Health 365, glyphosate destroys the “good” bacteria in the gut, bacteria which are vital to a host of functions, including boosting immunity, fighting infection, nutrient absorption, the production of fatty acids and vitamins, and the neutralization of toxins… As this toxic chemical destroys good bacteria it affects multiple bodily functions, creating a perfect storm for the development of disease.”

US Army Awards Raytheon $200 Million Contract For Phalanx Gatling Gunshttps://southfront.org/us-army-awards-raytheon-200-million-contract-for-phalanx-gatling-guns/ – “The 20 mm rounds consist of a 15 mm penetrator encased in a plastic case and a lightweight metal pusher. Each bullet fired by the Phalanx cost around $30 each, and the gun typically shoots +3,000 rounds per minute when engaging a target (that’s $90,000 a minute, folks)… The Phalanx cannons are usually activated as a last resort, and the effective range is approximately 5.5 miles… As to why the Army needs $200 million of high-tech Gatling guns for its military bases is beyond our wildest imagination, then again, as we have mentioned before, the US, China, and Russia are on the brink of Cold War 2.0.” – Comment: $200 Mil is chump change. Besides, it’s all just political kabuki.

Ukrainian Forces Take Control Over Two Thirds Of “Gray Zone” In Donbass: Officialhttps://southfront.org/ukrainian-forces-take-control-over-two-thirds-of-gray-zone-in-donbass-official/ – “Ukrainian forces have taken under control two thirds of the so-called “grey security zone” in Donbass, Ukrainian presidential advisor and aide to the defense minister Yury Biryukov told Pryamoy TV channel on Wednesday… ‘From the situation that we began with in May 2014, two thirds of the territory were liberated. Almost the whole ‘gray zone’ was liberated and taken under control,’ Biryukov said… The so-called “gray security zone” separates the forces of the self-proclaimed Donetsk and Lugansk People’s Republics (DPR and LPR), and the Ukrainian army. The borders of the zone are defined by the Minsk Agreements, and sending troops to settlements in the gray zone constitutes a violation of the Minsk deal.” (emphasis added)Comment: More political kabuki.

US Strategic Command Tweets It’s Ready To Drop Bombs As Its New Year’s Greetinghttps://southfront.org/us-strategic-command-tweets-its-ready-to-drop-bombs-as-its-new-years-greeting/

So the U.S. is bringing our troops home from Afghanistan?CIA oversees grisly war crimes in Afghanistan – Report sheds light on US intelligence agency-backed forces operating with no rules of engagement – http://www.atimes.com/article/cia-oversees-grizzly-war-crimes-in-afghanistan/ – “The Central Intelligence Agency, the Times reported, is overseeing an Afghan strike force operating under none of the constraints to which conventional Afghan or US troops are beholden… Officials say the tactics are prompting more Afghanis to side with the Taliban, the group that the US has tried keep out of power since the initial invasion in 2001… The first three paragraphs of the article describe war crimes committed by the CIA-backed forces: ‘Razo Khan woke up suddenly to the sight of assault rifles pointed at his face, and demands that he get out of bed and onto the floor… ‘Within minutes, the armed raiders had separated the men from the women and children. Then the shooting started… ‘As Mr Khan was driven away for questioning, he watched his home go up in flames. Within were the bodies of two of his brothers and of his sister-in-law Khanzari, who was shot three times in the head. Villagers who rushed to the home found the burned body of her three-year-old daughter, Marina, in a corner of a torched bedroom.’ ”

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