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For the Week of 9/9/19:

Nearly two decades after the events of September 11, 2001, former British Ambassador to Syria, Peter Ford, makes a compelling argument which challenges the western foreign policy orthodox which underpins the Global War on Terror. – https://21stcenturywire.com/2019/09/11/eighteen-years-on-after-9-11-has-al-qaeda-won-the-war-on-terror/

REPORTS: Russia Has Blocked Three Israeli Strikes on Syria This Month – by Patrick Henningsen – https://21stcenturywire.com/2019/09/15/reports-russia-has-blocked-three-israeli-strikes-on-syria-this-month/ – “The source cited in the report claims a similar situation has happened twice – and that during August, Moscow stopped an air strike on a Syrian outpost in Qasioun, where a S-300 missile battery is placed… Moreover, it was claimed that another air strike was planned for a week later on a Syrian outpost in the Qunaitra area and a third one on a sensitive area in Latakia. This development is what pushed Netanyahu to have his quick visit in Russia to try and convince Putin to ignore Israel’s attacks in Syria. According to the Russian source, Putin let Netanyahu know that his country will not allow any damage to be done to the Syrian regime’s army, or any of the weapons being given to it, because giving such a permission would be seen as giving Israel leniency – something that contradicts Russia’s goal of assisting the Syrian regime.”

Former Lover Exposes Eric Schmidt (33 min) – from American Intelligence Media

https://youtu.be/IXm24MjooFs

Trump says Osama Bin Laden’s son was killed in US operationhttps://www.rt.com/news/468825-bin-laden-son-killed-trump/ – “Hamza Bin Laden’s death in an airstrike was first reported late in July. Back then, Trump said that the man was “very threatening” to the US, but declined to provide any further details. With the official confirmation of Hamza’s death, however, it still remains unclear when – and where – the US operation took place exactly.” (emphasis added)

Pilgrim Society – “STUNNING REVELATIONS” Prove Media Weaponized – More in-depth research from Aim4Truth.org – Pilgrim Society infiltrated media, created MI5, MI6, proto-GCHQ, behind creation of GE, which created RCA Britain, which became SERCO. – https://aim4truth.org/2019/09/13/origins-of-fake-news/

ICE Accidentally Reveals Fascist “Hyper-Realistic” Urban Warfare Training Facility At Army Base – by Aaron Kesel – https://www.activistpost.com/2019/09/ice-accidentally-reveals-fascist-hyper-realistic-urban-warfare-training-facility-at-army-base.html

Closer Look At Behavior Of Ukrainian Propagandists And Politicianshttps://southfront.org/closer-look-at-behavior-of-ukrainian-propagandists-and-politicians/ – “Since the very start of the 2014 Maidan coup in Ukraine, pro-Western media workers and politicians have demonstrated a surprising level of hypocrisy, inhumanity and propaganda hysteria. The war propaganda and blatant lies have become something common for Ukraine’s internal policy and the Kiev government’s actions on the international level. However, this is  intentionally ignored by Western diplomats and mainstream media outlets… The conversation below happened between a spokesperson for the Russian Foreign Ministry, Maria Zakharova, and a journalist of Ukraine’s UNIAN, Roman Tsymbalyuk, on September 12.” – Comment: Marvelous transcript of this interview with Maria Zakharova, who essentially tears the Ukrainian media personality (propagandist), Roman Tsymbalyuk, to pieces on camera.

Evil Eric Schmidt and His Plan for Prison Planethttps://aim4truth.org/2019/08/31/evil-eric-schmidt-and-his-plan-for-prison-planet/ – “In this citizen intelligence report, we reveal the mechanisms that Eric Schmidt used to centralize the Chinese communist’s new program of Social Credit System, which is used to curtail the freedom of citizens who don’t maintain an acceptable cyber-score. This system of totalitarian control is now being used against corporations who fall prey to the Chinese “One Belt, One Road” trading deal that, in effect, is more like imperial piracy. Over one hundred million Chinese have had their freedoms restricted, jailed, or even put in “vocational retraining camps” where it is reported that over 1.5 million people have been murdered.”

Netanyahu: War in Gaza could break out ‘before the elections’https://www.timesofisrael.com/netanyahu-war-in-gaza-could-break-out-before-the-elections/ – “In his comments, which came hours after he met with Russian President Vladimir Putin, Netanyahu asserted, ‘An operation in Gaza could happen at any moment, including four days before the elections. The date of the elections does not factor [into a decision to go to war].’ ” – Comment: “break out”: wonderful euphemism.

INSIDE THE DRUG INDUSTRY’S PLAN TO DEFEAT THE DEA – Faced with pressure to curtail suspicious opioid shipments, an alliance fought back with every weapon at its disposal – by Scott Higham, Sari Horwitz, Steven Rich and Meryl Kornfield – https://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/2019/investigations/drug-industry-plan-to-defeat-dea/ – “The new information is emerging through the efforts of lawyers in the massive federal lawsuit against two dozen drug companies in Cleveland who have obtained depositions from high-ranking company officials, internal company emails and confidential memos. The documents were unsealed in July after a year-long legal fight by The Washington Post and the owner of the Charleston Gazette-Mail in West Virginia… In 2016, the drug companies convinced members of Congress and Obama administration officials to rein in the DEA and force the agency to treat them as “partners” in efforts to solve the crisis. The crowning achievement of the companies was a piece of legislation known as the “Marino bill,” named after its original sponsor, which curbed the DEA’s ability to immediately suspend the operations of drug companies that failed to follow the law.”

Russian Su-35s Intercept Israeli Warplanes Over Syria: Media reportshttps://www.defenseworld.net/news/25462/Russian_Su_35s_Intercept_Israeli_Warplanes_Over_Syria__Media_reports#.XXwdjX97m00 – “Russian Su-35 aircraft intercepted Israeli warplanes over southern Syria on night of September 10, a day after 18 persons were killed in a suspected Israeli attack on a Syrian army post hosting Iran-affiliated militia… The Russian aircraft took off from the Khmeimim air base and intercepted Israeli aircraft over southern Syria, Russian website, Avia.pro reported citing unnamed sources. A couple of other Russian news resources too reported this incident without attribution… However, with Russian warplanes in the sky, the Israeli aircraft withdrew without confrontation, another Russian website, Avia.ru writes.”

What Happened the Day a Giant, Dinosaur-Killing Asteroid Hit the Earth – Using rock cores from Chicxulub crater, geologists piece together a new timeline of the destruction that followed impact – by Riley Black – https://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/dinosaur-killing-asteroid-impact-chicxulub-crater-timeline-destruction-180973075/#WxOD5oCeHLxyiKlB.99 – “One of the greatest scars on our planet is hidden beneath the Yucatán Peninsula and the Gulf of Mexico. The buried crater, over 90 miles in diameter, was created when a massive asteroid struck the planet 66 million years ago and brought a calamitous end to the reign of dinosaurs. Now, thanks to a new analysis of core samples taken from the crater’s inner ring of mountains, called a peak ring, geologists can create a detailed timeline of what happened on the day after impact.”

Netanyahu: War in Gaza to topple Hamas likely inevitable – by Michael Bachner –  https://www.timesofisrael.com/netanyahu-war-in-gaza-to-topple-hamas-likely-inevitable/ – ” ‘There probably won’t be a choice but to launch an operation, a war with the terror forces in Gaza,’ the prime minister said in a radio interview with the Kan public broadcaster, kicking off a media blitz five days before the national elections. ‘There probably won’t be a choice but to topple the Hamas regime. Hamas doesn’t exert its sovereignty in the Strip and doesn’t prevent attacks.’ ”

Netanyahu vows to annex West Bank’s Jordan Valley if re-elected – from Agence France Pressehttps://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/netanyahu-vows-to-annex-west-banks-jordan-valley-if-re-elected/ar-AAH5PeR – ” ‘There is one place where we can apply Israeli sovereignty immediately after the elections,’ Netanyahu said during the address that included a map of the Jordan Valley on an easel next to him… ‘If I receive from you, citizens of Israel, a clear mandate to do so … today I announce my intention to apply with the formation of the next government Israeli sovereignty over the Jordan Valley and northern Dead Sea.’.. Senior Palestinian official Hanan Ashrawi said Netanyahu was'”not only destroying the two-state solution, he is destroying all chances of peace.’.. She called it ‘worse than apartheid.’ ” – Comment: For an Exceptional People, confiscation of the property of the untermenschen is not theft.

Is the Franklin Cover-up Scandal of Child Sex-Trafficking in Boys Town, Nebraska Still Happening Today?https://healthimpactnews.com/2019/is-the-franklin-cover-up-scandal-of-child-sex-trafficking-in-boys-town-nebraska-still-happening-today/

From the Ding-Dong-The-Witch-Is-Dead Desk: Trump Fires John Bolton After “Disagreeing Strongly With His Suggestions” – by Tyler Durden – https://www.zerohedge.com/geopolitical/trump-fires-john-bolton-after-disagreeing-strongly-his-suggestions

A Recession Is Already Happening In Parts Of The U.S. – by Mac Slavo – https://www.activistpost.com/2019/09/a-recession-is-already-happening-in-parts-of-the-u-s.html – “While the mainstream media and the political establishment continue to claim China is paying for the tariffs, those actually stuck paying them are calling it what it is: propaganda. It’s just politics as usual.  ‘It’s just an outright lie, and he [Trump] knows it,’ says Greg Petras, president of Kuhn North America, which employs some 600 people at its farm-equipment factory in Wisconsin. For Kuhn, Trump’s trade war has produced a toxic mix of rising costs and falling revenues. ‘You’re slamming your fist on the steering wheel and saying “Why would you tell people this?” ‘… According to Bloomberg, hours are being cut and the workforce is being furloughed to make ends meet. About 250 Kuhn employees spent the Labor Day holiday caught in a two-week furlough, and they’re facing another in early October. A shrinking order book means Kuhn is cutting costs and slashing production as Petras and his managers peer out at a U.S. economy that looks far bleaker from the swing-state heartland than it does in either the White House or on Wall Street.”

RFK. Jr. Mic Dropping Speech Marks Birth of a New Civil Rights Movement Vis-à-Vis The Rise of the Medical Police State – by Sayer Ji – https://www.greenmedinfo.com/blog/rfk-jr-mic-dropping-speech-marks-birth-new-civil-rights-movement-vis-vis-rise-med – “In the astoundingly powerful and uplifting speech by RFK Jr. below, one senses the historical importance of what just transpired. And that the fall of California into medical fascism also marks the beginning of a new, broad-based civil rights movement, including all sexes, races, walks of life, religions, and socioeconomic classes — as it concerns the primary, inviolable human right of bodily self-sovereignty and health freedom, and a parent’s right to make informed health choices for their children, which can have life and death consequences.”

Suicide Rates In Rural America Jump, Nearly Half A Million Dead – by Tyler Durden – https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-09-09/suicide-rates-rural-america-jump-nearly-half-million-dead – “Oren Miron, a researcher at the Clalit Research Institute in Israel, said the jump in suicide rates in rural counties is “alarming.”.. Miron wasn’t involved in the study but said the primary factor for high suicide rates was unemployment… Suicide “is a growing American tragedy,” Dr. Albert Wu, an internist and a professor of health policy and management at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health… ‘It has become a leading cause of death in the U.S., and is a major public health problem.’.. In rural communities, ‘many of the most pernicious health and social problems intersect,’ Wu said.”

IDF Claims Iranian-backed Forces Launched Rockets At Israel From Syria – https://southfront.org/idf-claims-iranian-backed-forces-launched-rockets-at-israel-from-syria/ – “The IDF statement is most likely another attempt to justify the Israeli agressive policy towards Syria in the region. A new round of Isaeli strikes on Syria could be expected soon.”

Israeli Attack? Several Explosions Rocked Positions Of Iraqi Militias Near Syrian Borderhttps://southfront.org/israeli-attack-several-explosions-rocked-positions-of-iraqi-militias-near-syrian-border/ – “On September 8, several explosions rocked near the Syrian city of Al Bukamal, located on the border with Iraq, Al Arabiya reported. According to the report, the targeted area is where Iranian-affiliated Iraqi militias are located, and the explosions may have targeted them… It was also reported that several servicemembers were killed. Pro-Israeli sources argue that 18 Iranian-backed fighters were killed and a few dozens of others were wounded in the incident described as an alleged ‘Israeli attack’. However, these claims remain unconfirmed by any evidence.”

Erdogan says Turkey, US at odds over Syria safe zonehttps://www.presstv.com/Detail/2019/09/08/605684/US-Turkey-Erdogan-Syria-safe-zone-disagreement – ” ‘We are negotiating with the US for the safe zone, but we see at every step that what we want and what they have in mind is not the same thing,’ Erdogan said. ‘It seems that our ally is looking for a safe zone for the terrorist organization, not for us. We reject such understanding.’.. ‘If we don’t actually begin establishing a safe zone in the east of Euphrates with our own soldiers by the end of September, we will have no other option left but to follow our path. This is not something to be done with three or five helicopter flights, five or ten rounds of ground patrols, and ostensible presence of a few hundreds of soldiers in the region,’ the Turkish president said.”

From the How-Do-You-Know-When-A-Politician-Is-Lying Desk: US Treasury Secretary: ‘I don’t see in any way a recession’https://www.presstv.com/Detail/2019/09/09/605745/US-Treasury-Secretary-I-dont-see-a-recession – ” ‘There’s no question there’s been a considerable slowdown in the world economy both in China and in Europe but as you look at the US, we continued to be the bright spot.’.. ‘We have not seen any impact on the US economy,’ he added.”

Another US great recession coming? – by Stephen Lendman – https://www.presstv.com/Detail/2019/09/02/605155/Another-US-great-recession-coming – “Millions of unemployed Americans are considered nonpersons, their status omitted from headlined monthly Labor Department figures… These are real people struggling to get by. Most working Americans hold low-wage, poor-or-no benefit temporary or part-time service jobs… Already living in poverty or bordering it, they’re one or a few missed paychecks away from possible homelessness, hunger and despair — the world’s richest nation uncaring about their dire straits… If real US inflation exceeds 5.5%, average wages for working Americans declined, a further drag on the economy, compounded by record high consumer debt exceeding $13 trillion… McKinsey Global Institute data show US ‘median wages have not risen at all since 2007,’ Rasmus reported… Adjusted for real inflation, they’ve fallen, exacerbating the widening US wealth gap, have and have not economic reality in the country… Whenever it arrives, economic recession will hit ordinary Americans hardest.”

The Trayvon Hoax That Divided America Is About to Be Exposed – by Jack Cashill – https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2019/09/the_trayvon_hoax_that_divided_america_is_about_to_be_exposed.html – “Having written a book on the 2012 shooting death of Trayvon Martin — If I Had a Son– I have been following Gilbert’s progress with interest. In fact, I introduced Gilbert to George Zimmerman, the man who shot Martin. Those who have followed the case know that not since the Scottsboro boys has any ordinary citizen endured the kind of malicious and conspicuously false reporting Zimmerman has. My hope was that Gilbert would set the record straight… Gilbert has done that and more. In the course of his relentless research into the shooting and subsequent trial, I can say without risk of overstatement that he has unearthed a legal fraud the likes of which I know no parallel. Not only has Gilbert discovered it, but he has also proved it six ways from Sunday, including DNA and handwriting analysis.”

For the Week of 9/2/19:

Netherlands Indirectly Admitted Own Complicity In MH17 Tragedyhttps://southfront.org/netherlands-indirectly-admitted-own-complicity-in-mh17-tragedy/ – “According to an independent technical expert Yuri Antipov, ‘the Dutch are deceiving everyone by’ wiping ‘the last seconds of the recording of this fundamental parameter.’.. ‘The Dutch say that recording on CVR and FDR stopped at 13 hours 20 minutes 3 seconds,’ the technical expert explains. ‘That is, both recorders stopped recording parameters at a time.’.. However, Antipov says that the FDR data published by the official MH17 investigation is different from what the investigators want to demonstrate to the world… ‘The recording of the pressure sensor inside the aircraft on the diagram stops at 13 hours 20 minutes and 1 second. That is, two seconds earlier,’ Antipov said adding that this is a signal of the fraud. So, the official investigation just removed data on the air pressure inside the aircraft 2 seconds before the incident… Under international law (as well as laws of a majority of the states), the concealment of facts related to the crime is a signal of complicity in the crime.  The Dutch government, which is allegedly a neutral side in the MH17 case, is de-facto impeding the objective investigation of the tragedy.”

Project SCoPEx: Bill Gates pursuing a plan to carry out planetary GENOCIDE under the guise of halting “climate change” – by Mike Adams – https://www.naturalnews.com/2019-09-06-project-scopex-bill-gates-has-a-plan-to-carry-out-planetary-genocide.html – “The SCoPEx project seeks to replicate the effects of an apocalyptic volcano disaster such as the 1815 eruption of Mount Tambora, which ejected so much particulate matter into the atmosphere that it produced what was called, “the year without a summer.” Food crops failed across the planet, leading to mass starvation and disease. This is what Bill Gates and today’s mad scientists are working to replicate through artificial means. And yes, it’s all about unleashing mass starvation, genocide and depopulation on a global scale.”

Investigation Reveals North Carolina CPS Took HUNDREDS of Children Away from Parents Illegally – by Brian Shilhavy – https://healthimpactnews.com/2019/investigation-reveals-north-carolina-cps-took-hundreds-of-children-away-from-parents-illegally/ – ” ‘I’m sort of flabbergasted by it. It’s one of those situations where – very rarely am I speechless – I am absolutely speechless over it.’.. These were the words spoken by North Carolina District Attorney Ashley Welch, when reporter Kate Martin, writing for the Carolina Public Press, asked her to respond last week (August 2019) to news that an internal memo revealed that state officials knew that Cherokee County Department of Social Services was illegally removing children from their homes, before a civil lawsuit was filed in 2018 and before a request was made for a State Bureau of Investigation probe into the matter… In 2018, Associated Press reporters Mitch Weiss and Holbrook Mohr published an investigative report showing that Cherokee County Department of Social Services removed many children from their homes illegally, perhaps ‘hundreds.’ ”

Denmark To Send Troops To Syria, Pentagon Welcomes This Movehttps://southfront.org/denmark-to-send-troops-to-syria-pentagon-welcomes-this-move/ – “In a surprise move, Denmark is set to deploy troops in northeastern Syria to support U.S.-led coalition operations in the war-torn country… The country’s Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen announced on September 6 that the Danish military will send a medical team, a combat battalion, a warship and four fighter aircraft with support personnel for operations in Syria… The Pentagon welcomed Frederiksen’s announcement, claiming that the Danish forces will be participating in anti-ISIS efforts… ‘The United States welcomes the announcement by the Danish Government to make a military deployment to Syria in support of Operation Inherent Resolve and to continue to share the burden and responsibilities of this important mission … Our Danish partners will work with the residual U.S. military force in northeast Syria to support stability and security,’ an official statement by the Pentagon reads… Several reports had revealed that Washington was pressuring NATO members to increase their contribution to the U.S.-led coalition.”

Iranian-Backed Forces Deploy Troops In Northern Aleppo Near Turkish-Occupied Areashttps://southfront.org/iranian-backed-forces-deploy-troops-in-northern-aleppo-near-turkish-occupied-areas/ – ” ‘The pro-Iranian al-Rassoul al-Azam militia sent military vehicles and armored personnel carriers (APCs) to Minaq airbase and the town of Marnaz, the closest points to the opposition-held area of Azaz,’ the outlet reported, citing local sources… Earlier this month, the SAA reinforced its positions west and north of Aleppo’s city center. Several reports said that the army is preparing for a military operation... The deployment of Iranian-backed forces in northern Aleppo could be aimed at preventing ES forces from intervening, in case the SAA launched a military operation in the western countryside of the governorate.”

Saudi Arabia Is Preparing To Reopen Its Embassy In Damascushttps://southfront.org/saudi-arabia-is-preparing-to-reopen-its-embassy-in-damascus/Saudi Crown Prince, Mohamad Bin Salman, wants to reopen the Kingdom’s embassy in the Syrian capital of Damascus, Mujtahid, an anonymous Saudi activist, revealed on September 1… The pseudonymous activist, who is known for leaking credible information on Saudi Arabia’s internal affairs, said that Bin Salman, known as MBS, has directed Saudi Foreign Ministry to restore economic and commercial relations with the Damascus government.”

Brexit and the Prison House of Nations – by Israel Shamir – http://www.unz.com/ishamir/brexit-and-the-prison-house-of-nations/ – “The fight for Brexit is not a fight with or against Europe. Europeans are with BoJo against their own elites. The French dream of Frexit, and even Greeks would prefer Grexit to their present position of a country reduced by austerity to shambles. Whenever people were asked whether they want to remain in the EU, this undemocratic organisation wholly owned and managed by hostile elites, they usually answered by roaring No. The list is long. In 2005, the French voted Non to the EU Constitution, Nee said the Dutch; other governments got the message and shrewdly cancelled the referendums. Norway, Switzerland, Ireland, Greenland, Denmark, Greece voted No, but the hostile elites did not take no for an answer. Always they arranged this or that subterfuge, provided a different question for a new poll, or most often ruled that no referendum was necessary. In the case of Greece, the people voted No, but the ruling party said ‘never mind’ and answered Yes.”

Malaysia’s Prime Minister Denounces Mainstream Narrative On MH17 Tragedyhttps://southfront.org/malaysias-prime-minister-denounces-mainstream-narrative-on-mh17-tragedy/ – “The top leadership of Malaysia is not going to change its stance and continues saying that there is no evidence to blame Russia for the MH 17 tragedy in eastern Ukraine… On September 5, Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad repeated that there is no sufficient evidence to blame Russia for the tragedy since some of the findings of the Dutch-led Joint Investigation Team (JIT) do not seem “quite right”.”

U.S. Is Plotting To Reanimate Insurgency In Southern Syria – Reporthttps://southfront.org/u-s-is-plotting-to-reanimate-insurgency-in-southern-syria-report/ – “A number of Free Syrian Army (FSA) commanders who fled to Jordan last year are now plotting to start an insurgency in southern Syria with support from the US, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) revealed on September 5… According to the SOHR, recently, a number of meetings was held in Jordan to discuss the new plot, which includes the formation of a group named the Army of the South to attack “Iranian militias” in southern Syria… The U.S. Military Operation Center (MOC) in Jordan will reportedly support the new group. The center was supposedly closed in late 2017.”

Inverted Systems – Lisa Renee’s May 2017 Newsletter, read by her – This is a good higher dimensional overview of the basic layout of the “Matrix” system now operating on Earth.

https://youtu.be/H4HBeGugQzI

Link to full text of above Newsletter: https://energeticsynthesis.com/index.php/resource-tools/news-shift-timelines/3145-inverted-systems – “It is important to be able to identify the profiles of psychopathic and criminal behavior, because psychopaths are specifically being groomed in humanity in order to act as the managerial gatekeeper in the industries that enforce the inverted systems and enforce the reversals to stay in place. Thus, the workplace psychopaths are doing their job of serving the anti-human structures that increase the overall suffering in the world.”

There’s a lot of chatter about the statements from Mark Carney at the Jackson Hole conference among Alternative Info researchers on the webIs the Fed Preparing to Topple US Dollar? – by F. William Engdahl – http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/52204.htm – “The about-to-retire head of the very special Bank of England, Mark Carney, delivered a remarkable speech at the recent annual meeting of central bankers and finance elites at Jackson Hole Wyoming on August 23. The 23-page address to fellow central bankers and financial insiders is clearly a major signal of where the Powers That Be who run world central banks plan to take the world… The Bank of England Governor proposes in effect that the IMF, with its multi-currency Special Drawing Rights (SDR), a basket of five currencies—dollar, Pound, Yen, Euro and now Renminbi—should play the central role creating a new monetary system: ‘The IMF should play a central role in informing both domestic and cross border policies. … Pooling resources at the IMF, and thereby distributing the costs across all 189 member countries…’ For that to work he proposes raising the IMF SDR funds triple to $3 trillions as the core of a new monetary system… Then Carney proposes that the IMF oversee creation of a new payments infrastructure based on an international “stablecoin.” Referring to the private Libra, he clearly states a “new Synthetic Hegemonic Currency (SHC) would be best provided by the public sector, perhaps through a network of central bank digital currencies.” Note that Carney, a former Goldman Sachs banker, is mentioned as a leading candidate to replace Christine Lagarde as IMF head. Is his speech open admission of what is being planned by the world’s leading central bankers as the next step to a world currency and global economic control? Let’s look further.”

Chaos and Old Night: Fracking’s Hell Fires Still Burn Bright in Colorado – by Phil Doe – https://www.counterpunch.org/2019/09/03/chaos-and-old-night-frackings-hell-fires-still-burn-bright-in-colorado/ – “The new law, known as SB 181, made the protection of public health, safety, and the environment a condition that had to be met before any new oil and gas wells could be drilled or other infrastructure approved… When the smoke cleared and the jubilant Democratic legislators had gone home to be crowned with laurel, the new governor, Jared Polis, a centrist Democrat, took over administration of the new law… Lo and behold, it was only a matter of days thereafter that the future started to look a lot like the past, a past that was and is a living hell for those in the fracking fields.”

Eastern Ukraine Conflict Zone Became Hotter In Late August, Early Septemberhttps://southfront.org/eastern-ukraine-conflict-zone-became-hotter-in-late-august-early-september/ – “On July 22, the sides in the conflict in eastern Ukraine – the Ukrainian Armed Forces (UAF) and forces the Donetsk and Luhansk People’s Republics (DPR and LPR) reached a “harvest” ceasefire agreement… Despite this, the situation in the period from July 22 to August 8 was tense with little signs of the establishment of a real ceasefire in the area... In the following period, from August 9  to September 1, the military situation remained same with the UAF openly violating the ceasefire almost on a dailiy basis and DPR-LPR forces responding to these violations.”

Pentagon’s DARPA Joins ‘Fight Against Fake News And Disinformation’https://southfront.org/pentagons-darpa-joins-fight-against-fake-news-and-disinformation/ – ” This is where it gets interesting. Initially, the description of the program suggests that this will curate and look for fake news and disinformation. This is where it is actually admitted that media content will also be created – ‘TA3 will design, organize, plan, and conduct the SemaFor evaluations and results analysis. While the evaluations will be conducted at the TA2 performer’s location, they will be under the control and supervision of the TA3 performer. TA3 deliverables include program metrics, evaluation protocols, and a library of multi-modal media assets for development and test purposes. Media may be collected or created.’.. Most likely to the discontent of many critics of US President Donald Trump, the Republicans and the current state of elections in the US, the program will be ready in 4 years… ‘This timeline is too slow and I wonder if it is a bit of PR,’ Syracuse University assistant professor of communications Jennifer Grygiel said. ‘Educating the public on media literacy, along with legislation, is what is important. But elected officials lack motivation themselves for change, and there is a conflict of interest as they are using these very platforms to get elected.’.. The current trend in forming the narrative is becoming and more evident, with constant claims of “educating the public in media literacy” and other dubious statements of the sort.”

For the Week of 8/26/19:

Saudi-led coalition strike on prison in Yemen kills at least 100 people – Red Cross – https://www.rt.com/news/467748-saudi-strike-yemen-prison-kill/ – “Airstrikes pounded the detention center located in a college building in the southwest of the country on Sunday.  The Sauid-led coalition, which has waged an air campaign against the Houthis for four years now, claims it targeted a Houthi military facility ‘in accordance with international humanitarian law.’.. The attack looks set to be the deadliest this year by the Saudi-led coalition.” – Comment: Good job, Saudis! MBS must be proud… “We estimate over 100 people were killed,” International Red Cross head in Yemen, Franz Rauchenstein, told AFP. Rauchenstein said that rescue teams are combing the rubble for survivors, but their chances of success “are very low.”

Sunset in the Golden State – Ep 6: Corrupt Government (34 min) – Interview by Stephan Molyneux

https://youtu.be/EG5oADen3hI

Student Suspended After Shooting Guns at Range with Mother – by AWR Hawkins –  https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/08/30/student-suspended-after-shooting-guns-at-range-with-mother/

Sacked for speaking out about Climate Change – Professor Peter Ridd (21 min) – Peter Ridd discusses how truth about climate science has led to one of the most important court cases on Free Speech in history.

https://youtu.be/M7j75L38PlI

Peter Ridd’s Fight for Freedom of Speech on Climate Change (11 min) – Peter Ridd discusses how truth about climate science has led to one of the most important court cases on Free Speech in history.

https://youtu.be/QbKa015q4cI

Teen Girl Loses Memory of 3 Months of her Life and 1/3 of Her Body Weight after HPV Vaccination – Barely Escapes Medical Kidnappinghttps://healthimpactnews.com/2019/teen-girl-loses-memory-of-3-months-of-her-life-and-1-3-of-her-body-weight-after-hpv-vaccination-barely-escapes-medical-kidnapping/ – “From an early age, I knew the way I wanted my life to go – I would finish school, move onto sixth form and then go to university. It never occurred to me that this would not happen, or not be possible… I had my first injection of the HPV vaccine in October 2010, the second in November, and the third dose in May 2011. When the consent form came though we questioned whether it was safe for me after the reaction I had to the MMR, but we were assured it was a safe vaccine… Looking back, I had symptoms of not being well that winter, but this was put down to flu, so I kept pushing myself.”

Will Bibi’s War Become America’s War? – by Patrick J. Buchanan – https://www.strategic-culture.org/news/2019/08/29/will-bibis-war-become-americas-war/ – “Netanyahu’s widening of Israel’s war with Iran and its proxies into Lebanon and Iraq — and perhaps beyond — and his acknowledgement of that wider war raise questions for both of us… Israel today has on and near her borders hostile populations in Gaza, Syria, Lebanon, Iran and Iraq. Tens of millions of Muslims see her as an enemy to be expelled from the region… While there is a cold peace with Egypt and Jordan, the Saudis and Gulf Arabs are temporary allies as long as the foe is Iran… Is this pervasive enmity sustainable?”

SouthFront Gets Award For Uncompromised Integrity In Journalismhttps://southfront.org/southfront-gets-award-for-uncompromised-integrity-in-journalism/ – “In August 2019, SouthFront was honored and profoundly moved to be considered worthy of the Serena Shim Award for Uncompromised Integrity in Journalism. We are proud to be among other respected and dedicated media organizations, journalists and investigators like Julian Assange, Vanessa Beeley, Dilyana Gaytandzhieva and others… The award was launched to honor Serena Shim that covered crucial events in the Middle East and other regions… We are set to continue our struggle asserting independent journalism, and providing an independent point of view on key military and political developments around the world. The Serena Shim award will help SouthFront to continue its work.”

The Saker interviews Max van der Werff about the MH-17 conspiracyhttp://thesaker.is/the-saker-interviews-max-van-der-werff-about-the-mh-17-conspiracy/ – “MH17 is… …a typical false flag operation which pursued two goals: first, of course, to justify a military aggression and, second, to force everybody to chose one of two options: first, either pretend to believe the official narrative or, second, be vilified and discredited. From this perspective, the MH17 false flag has been a tremendous success, mostly due to the extremely successful lobotomy inflicted by the legacy Ziomedia on the western public opinion (I would argue that the Skripal fairy tale is even more self-evidently ridiculous than the MH17 fairy tale, and yet that was also swallowed hook line and sinker by most western “experts”). But then, we live in a post-9/11 world, in which neither facts nor logic matter much anymore, except for a rather small amount of people, including Max van der Werff who has proven to be one of the most tenacious and courageous investigative journalists. I am most grateful for his time and answers!”

‘Watch out’: In tacit threat, IDF reveals details of Iran-Hezbollah missile plot – Israel names Iranian, Lebanese officers working secretively for years to give Shiite terror group advanced munitions; wants Lebanon, world to act to halt the program – by Judah Ari Gross –  https://www.timesofisrael.com/in-tacit-threat-idf-reveals-details-of-iran-hezbollah-precision-missile-project/ – “The Israeli military said it was taking the highly irregular step of releasing information about active members of a terrorist plot in order to push the Lebanese government and international community to take action to halt the project.  Conricus said the IDF would likely reveal additional intelligence about the plot within the coming hours and days.”

Recent Attacks On Iraqi PMU Were Launched From US-occupied Part Of Syria – Reporthttps://southfront.org/recent-attacks-on-iraqi-pmu-were-launched-from-sdf-held-syria-report/ – “Israel launched the last five attacks on the Iraqi Popular Mobilization Units (PMU) from bases in the US-occupied areas in northwestern Syria, an Iraqi intelligence source told the Middle East Eye on August 27… The intelligence source added that Israeli drones were used in the attacks, claiming that Saudi Arabia is financing such operations… ‘The drone attacks were launched from SDF [US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces] areas with the financing and backing of the Saudis,’ the official, speaking on condition of anonymity, told the Middle East Eye.” – Comment: This would imply that the U.S. military was directly involved.

US Allegedly Carried Out Successful Cyber Attack On Iran’s IRGC Two Months Ago: NYThttps://southfront.org/us-carried-out-successful-cyber-attack-on-irans-irgc-two-months-ago-nyt/ – “An alleged secret US cyber-attack against Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) took place in June 2019, the NYT reported, citing unnamed senior US officials… Of course, cyber operations also have their weakness, most of them can only be used once, since the target can rectify the backdoor used to access the system and cause damage… ‘Iran is a sophisticated actor. They will look at what happened,’ said Mark Quantock, a retired major general, who served as intelligence chief at US CENTCOM… ‘Russia, China, Iran and even North Korea would all be able to see how they were penetrated.’.. It also “shuts off the tap” on intelligence that US operatives are allegedly collecting, by way of the mentioned backdoor.”

Michael Snyder is, what else? Worried Preparing For A Financial Apocalypse: Insiders Are Selling “$600 Million Of Stock Per Day In August” – by Michael Snyder – https://www.activistpost.com/2019/08/preparing-for-a-financial-apocalypse-insiders-are-selling-600-million-of-stock-per-day-in-august.html – ”  Corporate insiders have sold an average of $600 million of stock per day in August, according to TrimTabs Investment Research, which tracks stock market liquidity… August is on track to be the fifth month of the year in which insider selling tops $10 billion. The only other times that has happened was 2006 and 2007, the period before the last bear market in stocks, TrimTabs said… …it is also very unlikely that President Trump will cave in and give the Chinese what they want.  So ultimately we will see episodes of hope on Wall Street on the days when it looks like the two sides may start talking again, but there won’t be a deal any time soon… At this moment, corporate insiders are dumping stocks as if “the everything bubble” was about to burst in a major way.  And if those corporate insiders are correct, millions upon millions of other Americans will be completely and utterly unprepared for what is about to happen.”

From the Fear-Porn Desk – Michael Snyder Two-fer: An Indicator With A 100% Perfect Track Record Of Predicting Recessions Says That Another One Is Coming – by Michael Snyder – https://www.activistpost.com/2019/08/an-indicator-with-a-100-perfect-track-record-of-predicting-recessions-says-that-another-one-is-coming.html – “You can believe that we will somehow beat the odds this time if you want, but history is completely against you. One of the biggest reasons why there is so much anxiety on Wall Street right now is because of how the yield curve is behaving.  We have seen yield curve inversions before each of the last seven U.S. recessions, and now it has happened again.  Perhaps this helps to explain why insiders are dumping stocks right now as if there will be no tomorrow.  If you were looking for a giant waving red flag to tell you that it is time to run for the exits, it doesn’t get much better than this.  This week, we watched the yield curve do something that it hasn’t done in 12 years… ‘The spread between the 10-year Treasury yield and the 2-year rate fell to negative 5 basis points, its lowest level since 2007. This is called a yield curve inversion. Experts fear it because in the past it has preceded recessionary periods. The 3-month Treasury bill rate also traded higher than the 30-year bond yield.’.. ‘The primary thing is yields are going down and going down with some acceleration,’said Art Cashin, the director of floor operations at UBS.” (emphases added)

The Next Economic Crisis and the Looming Post-Multipolar System (w/video 10 min) – https://southfront.org/next-economic-crisis-and-looming-post-multipolar-system/

G7 Format Is Deadhttps://southfront.org/g7-format-is-dead/– “No surprise that the return of Russia in fact became one of the key topics during the G7 summit. The Guardian even reproted that there was a kind of scandal on this topic with the US leader openly arguing that Russia should be returned… The report was followed by an official statement by Trump that having Russia in the group “is better than having them outside” the G7. So, The Guardian’s report part regarding Trump’s stance on the topic was true. At the same time, the newspaper claimed that all others were against. Let’s take a closer look:.. In fact, the UK and Canada were the only powers really standing against the return of Russia. Since the start of Trump’s first term, the  UK has been the key power representing interests of the Euro-Atlantic establishment. So, there is no surprise in this. At the same time, Canada is not a really independent state that can provide a really independent foreign policy. It’s an open secret that the UK still appoints a Governor General of Canada that has a wide range of options to impact the Canadian policy – for example, to dissolve the Parliament.”

HARPA: Trump Seeking New Agency to Use A.I. to Screen Mental Health for Gun Ownership? – by Nicholas West –  https://www.activistpost.com/2019/08/harpa-trump-seeking-new-agency-to-use-a-i-to-screen-mental-health-for-gun-ownership.html – “HARPA — the Health Advanced Research Projects Agency — has been in the works as a proposal since 2017 by the Trump Administration according to the Washington Post, but is reportedly gaining steam again as the administration grapples with solutions for mass shootings and calls for gun control. If this new report is to be believed, the Trump admin is putting its faith in artificial intelligence as a possible way to screen people for mental health (through data collected by smart devices) in order to determine violent tendencies and perhaps thwart gun purchases for those deemed to be a potential mass shooter… So far, it’s been stated that any data collected will come from volunteers, but we know how that story tends to work out.” – With creepy propaganda video on the wonder of HARPA, 30 min.

In Unprecedented, Shocking Proposal, BOE’s Mark Carney Urges Replacing Dollar With Libra-Like Reserve Currency – by Tyler Durden – https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-08-23/unprecedented-shocking-proposal-boes-mark-carney-urges-replacing-dollar-libra – “After Jerome Powell’s neutral-to-slightly-dovish-but-mostly-boring speech on Friday morning, investors could be forgiven for suspecting that this year’s Fed-sponsored gathering in Jackson Hole might be disappointingly dull (especially with all that’s going on in Trump’s twitter feed, the escalating trade war and escalating geopolitical unrest)… Then along came former Goldman banker and current (outgoing) BOE governor, Mark Carney, who in his lunchtime address laid out a shocking, radical proposal – perhaps the most stunning thing to ever be unveiled at Jackson Hole – urging to replace the US Dollar with a “Libra-like” reserve currency in a dramatic revamp of the global monetary, financial and economic order.” – Comment: So the Shape-of-Things-to-Come following the imminent collapse of equities and bonds (and various associated corporate structures) is “coming into view,” as G.H.W. Bush so poignantly put it.

Surveillance Video Outside Epstein’s Cell Deemed “Unusable” – by Tyler Durden – https://www.activistpost.com/2019/08/surveillance-video-outside-epsteins-cell-deemed-unusable.html – “Now, the  Washington Post reports that at least one of the cameras in the hallway outside Epstein’s cell had footage that is “unusable,” despite “other, clearer footage” which was captured in the area… In short, it looks like we may never know why sources heard shouting and shrieking” from Epstein’s jail cell the morning he died: ‘It was not immediately clear why some video footage outside Epstein’s cell is too flawed for investigators to use or what is visible in the usable footage. The incident is being investigated by the FBI and the Justice Department’s inspector general’s office, which are attempting to determine what happened and how to assess whether any policies were violated or crimes committed… The footage is considered critical to those inquiries, and the revelation of an unusable recording is yet another of the apparent failures inside the Metropolitan Correctional Center…”

The Downing of Malaysian Airlines MH17: The Quest for Truth and Justice. Review of the Evidence – by Prof. Michel Chossudovsky – https://www.globalresearch.ca/the-downing-of-malaysian-airlines-mh17-the-quest-for-truth-and-justice/5684127

The Imperial Presidency of Donald Trump: A Threat to American Democracy and an Agent of Chaos in the World? – By Prof. Rodrigue Tremblay – https://www.globalresearch.ca/imperial-presidency-donald-trump/5574923 – “President Donald Trump has shown a propensity to govern by decree with a minimum input from government departments and from the elected Congress… A dangerous and potentially disastrous approach to government, in a democracy, occurs when a leader adopts the practice of governing by decree, without constitutional constraints, thus forcing the hands of responsible departments, of the elected Congress and submitting the entire U.S. bureaucracy to his will by governing as an autocrat. If it were to continue on that road, the Trump administration could turn out to be more like a would-be imperial presidency than a responsible democratic government.”

For the Week of 8/19/19:

Israel strikes Palestinian position in Lebanon after punishing Hamas for Gaza rocket fire – reportshttps://www.rt.com/news/467282-israel-lebanon-gaza-strikes/ – “Israeli air strikes targeted the headquarters of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine in Lebanon’s Bekaa region, local media report. Earlier the IDF struck several targets in Gaza, in retaliation to rocket fire… ‘Three Israeli air strikes targeted the Lebanese-Syria border east of Zahle… explosions were heard in several parts of the Bekaa valley,’ An-Nahar news channel said as unverified footage of the strike apparently targeting the PFLP office spread across social media. The strikes seem to be limited as the PFLP said initial reports indicate no casualties.” – Comment: OK, people, it’s beginning to look like Israel, under the control of Bibi Netanyahu, in advance of the upcoming elections, is going into full War Mode. The chances for this to expand into a major regional “conflict” are looming large.

Israeli warplanes carry out mock bombing raids over Lebanon’s Sidon – reportshttps://www.rt.com/news/467245-israel-mock-bombing-raids-lebanon/ – “Lebanon’s National News Agency is reporting that Israeli jets flew at a low altitude over the country’s third largest city, which is approximately 40km south of the capital Beirut.”

An Unnatural Epidemic: Kidney Disease Caused by Glyphosatehttp://www.gmosrevealed.com/an-unnatural-epidemic-kidney-disease-caused-by-glyphosate/ – “How does glyphosate cause kidney disease, and why is it so prevalent in certain areas? The answer may be found in glyphosate’s mineral chelation properties. In areas where there is extremely hard water or naturally occurring arsenic or cadmium, glyphosate bonds with these toxic metals and forms a compound that makes its way into food and drinking water. Glyphosate and arsenic have been found in the urine of agricultural workers with CKDu, further supporting this theory… In response to these findings, Sri Lanka joined El Salvador, Colombia, Argentina, Brazil and the growing number of other countries that have banned the use of glyphosate due to health concerns. In India, restrictions have been put in place and additional bans are being debated.”

Homesteading Army Vet, Elderly Couple Face Eviction for Being Unable to Pay Predatory Code Enforcers – by Jack Burns – https://www.activistpost.com/2019/08/homesteading-army-vet-elderly-couple-face-eviction-for-being-unable-to-pay-predatory-code-enforcers.html – “The Army intelligence veteran soon realized he was not alone in being what seemed like a target for county officials to go after code violators. A retired couple in their 80s is currently facing foreclosure after being fined $9,300 in code violations. Those violations now have gone to debt collectors. They say they don’t have the money to pay the fines and are being forced to sell their homestead over an incomplete home renovation (which originally had been permitted), and a few outbuildings on their land. The couple says the code enforcers violated the law by coming onto their property to take pictures… Lind Storebo bought her property in 2016 and paid cash for it only to find out she, too, would be a target of intimidation and harassment by Yavapai County code enforcers. Like Killeen, Storebo was also asked to attend a hearing with the county. She said Yavapai County official David Williams was screaming at her, hurling profanity, spitting in her face as he did, and threatened to have her arrested if she didn’t sign the affidavit for allegedly violating county codes when she put a camper on her land. Storebo was afraid of going to jail, and instead of fighting, simply vacated the land by removing the buildings and the camper. She now has land she paid cash for and cannot use.”

Conflicted Judge Abets Chevron Retaliation Against Heroic Lawyer Steven Donziger – by Aaron Kesel – https://www.activistpost.com/2019/08/conflicted-judge-abets-chevron-retaliation-against-heroic-lawyer-steven-donziger.htmlComment: A truly unbelievable case of judicial abuse stretching over years

Rising Awareness About 5G as WSJ Reports Cities’ Concerns Over Aesthetics, Health and FCC “Bullying” – by B.N. Frank – https://www.activistpost.com/2019/08/rising-awareness-as-wsj-reports-cities-objections-to-5g-over-aesthetics-health-concerns-and-fcc-bullying.html – “There are reports about 5G is already operating in some communities and people and their pets becoming sick from exposure (see 1, 2, 3).  But WSJ instead blames social media and “conspiracy theorists” as the biggest reason people are opposed to small cell towers being installed in front of homes, schools, and pretty much everywhere else… The American Academy of Pediatrics and other health experts have warned that children are more susceptible to harm from exposure to ALL SOURCES of cell phone and WiFi radiation than adults.  This includes 5G.  Adding 5G to the mix of the current sources of Electromagnetic Radiation (aka Electrosmog) we’re already being exposed to isn’t good for them or anyone else… So why has the WSJ changed its tone since 2014 with all of this new evidence available? Who knows — maybe like The New York Times, they’re vying for a “joint venture” for 5G journalism lab.”

Where’s Ghislaine Maxwell? – by Kurt Nimmo – https://www.activistpost.com/2019/08/wheres-ghislaine-maxwell.html – “What is the point of this photo, which was at first assumed to be legitimate? The answer is quite simple: Maxwell, Jeffrey Epstein’s collaborator in serial rape of 14-year-old girls, is laughing at the so-called justice system… Here’s Maxwell’s subtext—she is protected, she will never see the inside of a prison cell for making an unknown number of children sex slaves. The civil cases against her and the Epstein estate will fizzle out and go nowhere. She is thumbing her nose at the victims. She once referred to them as ‘nothing’ and trailer park ‘trash.’ ”

“Child Actorvism” and the Extinction Agenda of Neoliberal Racists – by Mathew Maavak – https://www.activistpost.com/2019/08/child-actorvism-and-the-extinction-agenda-of-neoliberal-racists.html – “There is no shortage of social justice causes trumpeted by the West† with a revolving medley of “child actorvists” at the forefront. The logical observer may question whether these endless multi-billion dollar campaigns have had any tangible effect at all, except in serving as a stalking horse for mass-mediated interferences in the affairs of other nations… Whether it is about immigration, education or the whitewashing of terrorists, they are there, ready with their scripted messages. The latest sensation happens to be Swedish teenager Greta Thunberg who is trying save humanity from an environmental apocalypse by playing truant from school.  Manufactured doyens, however, conveniently overlook real progress in the activist areas they were groomed for, revealing a strong pattern of bias in the process… On Friday Aug 9 2019, more than a million Indians planted 220 million trees in a single day, with each tree representing a resident of the state of Uttar Pradesh (UP).  According to state government official Awanish K. Awasthi: “The pits are geo-tagged and the saplings carry a QR code. So we can record how many saplings are planted and where… New Delhi’s indigenous efforts since 2015 were therefore deemed unsatisfactory by Extinction Rebellion superstar Thunberg.”

Part IV of the Mint Press News Jeffrey Epstein Series: From “Spook Air” to the “Lolita Express”: The Genesis and Evolution of the Jeffrey Epstein-Bill Clinton Relationship – Far from being the work of a single political party, intelligence agency or country, the power structure revealed by the network connected to Epstein is nothing less than a criminal enterprise that is willing to use and abuse children in the pursuit of ever more power, wealth and control – by Whitney Webb – https://www.mintpressnews.com/genesis-jeffrey-epstein-bill-clinton-relationship/261455/

Jeff Bezos’s Politics – by Eric Zuesse – https://www.strategic-culture.org/news/2019/08/24/jeff-bezoss-politics/ – “Some of America’s billionaires don’t care about international conquest as much as he does, but all of them at least accept neoconservatism; none of them, for example, establishes and donates large sums to, anti-imperialistic organizations; none of America’s billionaires is determined to end the reign of neoconservatism, nor even to help the fight to end it, or at least to end its grip over the US Government. None. Not even a single one of them does. But many of them establish, and donate large sums to, neoconservative organizations, or run neoconservative organs such as Bezos’s Washington Post, which is simultaneously a neoconservative and a neoliberal organ; i.e., it’s a Democratic Party type of neoconservative organ. That’s the way billionaires are, at least in the United States. All of them are imperialists. They sponsor it; they promote it and hire people who do, and demote or get rid of people who don’t. Expanding an empire is extremely profitable for its aristocrats, and always has been, even before the Roman Empire.”

The Irony: US-Appointed ‘Democratic President’ of Venezuela Threatens to Boycott Early Elections – by Patrick Henningsen – https://21stcenturywire.com/2019/08/24/the-irony-us-appointed-democratic-president-of-venezuela-threatens-to-boycott-early-elections/ – “In an interview on Friday, Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido announced that he and the rest of the opposition would refuse to participate in any early legislative elections called by the Maduro government… Maduro allies have suggested they’d like to hold an election for the National Assembly in January or earlier. The parliament’s term is officially set to end in December of 2020, and elections would normally be held a few months before that… Guaido is the majority leader in the National Assembly, and has used that position to declare himself the rightful ruler of Venezuela. Guaido says the assembly will remain in place until Maduro is removed from power, arguing no free elections are possible until then.”

From the It-Just-Gets-Better Desk: An astronaut may have committed the first space crime while aboard the International Space Station – by Ellen Cranley – https://www.businessinsider.com/nasa-divorce-space-crime-investigation-identity-2019-8 – “NASA is reportedly probing the case of an astronaut who was accused of accessing her estranged wife’s bank account while on a six-month mission aboard the International Space Station… Veteran astronaut and US Army lieutenant colonel Anne McClain was accused of improperly gaining access to Summer Worden’s bank account on NASA computers while she was in space, according to The New York Times… Worden, a former Air Force intelligence officer, became suspicious when McClain had mentioned specific purchases while fighting with her estranged spouse, the Times reported. Upon her request, her bank reportedly confirmed that her account had been accessed with credentials entered on a computer network registered to the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.”

Hezbollah Says Israeli Suicide Drone Struck Its Media Center In Beirut (Video)https://southfront.org/hezbollah-says-israeli-suicide-drone-struck-its-media-center-in-beirut-video/ – Comment: Israel is at constant state of war with everyone, including the US of A.

The Epstein Saga continues: Society Is Witnessing Yet Another Scapegoat Ritual (12 min) – – From Truthstream Media

https://youtu.be/aA6zd0ZWQGc

And another spin-off from the World-O-Epstein: How To Bury A Story (15 min) – by James Corbett #PropagandaWatch

https://youtu.be/bObnlpRt-Do

Ruth Bader Ginsburg Treated for Cancer on Pancreas – by Joshua Caplan – https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/08/23/ruth-bader-ginsburg-treated-for-cancerous-pancreas-tumor/ – Comment: I guess that proves she’s alive, then…  

The Real Reasons Why The Media Is Suddenly Admitting To The Recession Threat – by Brandon Smith – https://www.activistpost.com/2019/08/the-real-reasons-why-the-media-is-suddenly-admitting-to-the-recession-threat.html – “The media should have been reporting on economic crisis dangers for the past 2-3 years.  But, they didn’t give these problems much credence until recently.  So, what changed?.. I can only theorize on why the media and the banking elites choose the timing they do to admit to the public what is about to happen. First, it is clear from their efforts to stifle free discussion that they do not want to let the populace know too far ahead of time that a crash is coming. According to the evidence, which I have outlined in-depth in previous articles, central banks and international banks sometimes engineer crash events in order to consolidate wealth and centralize their political power even further. Is it a conspiracy? Yes, it is, and it’s a provable one… The pace of the narrative is quickening, and I would suggest that a collapse of the bubble will move rather quickly, perhaps in the next four to six months. If it does, then it is likely that Trump is not slated for a second term as president in 2020. Trump’s highly divisive support for “Red Flag” gun laws, a move that will lose him considerable support among pro-gun conservatives, also indicates to me that it is likely he is not meant to be president in 2020.”

Is The US Becoming A Third World Nation? – by Charles Hugh Smith – https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-08-24/us-becoming-third-world-nationBrief and to the point…

A fight over facial recognition is dividing Detroit — with high stakes for police and privacy – Detroit’s police chief says facial recognition is making the city safer. Some residents fear it could create a surveillance state – https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/fight-over-facial-recognition-dividing-detroit-high-stakes-police-privacy-n1045046 – “Detroit police officials say they’re only using facial recognition technology to identify suspects in violent crimes — not to spy on ordinary citizens. But, in a city that is about 80 percent black, with a sizable population of Middle Eastern, Asian and Latin American immigrants, critics have blasted the police for using technology that has been shown to be more likely to misidentify people with dark skin, without fully explaining it to the public… ‘What happens when this software misidentifies one single person that doesn’t have the resources for a good legal defense?’ asked Willie Burton, an elected member of Detroit’s Board of Police Commissioners, a civilian body that oversees the police department. ‘Detroit is the poorest, blackest city in America. It should be the last city where we start implementing facial recognition.’ ”

Trump Wants to Buy Greenland, But It’s Not for Sale – by Wayne Madsen – https://www.strategic-culture.org/news/2019/08/19/trump-wants-buy-greenland-but-its-not-for-sale/ – “Pernille Skipper of the Red-Green Alliance said, ‘It says a lot about Trump that he actually thinks you can buy a whole country and a whole people. Greenland is the Greenlanders, and this is not the 19th century. Not for sale.’ Christian Juhl of the Red-Green Alliance said, ‘Trump can instead offer to pay rent for the Thule base, which until now has been made available to the US for free.’ Soren Espersen, foreign affairs spokesman for the nationalist Danish People’s Party told Danish Radio, ‘If he is truly contemplating this, then this is final proof, that he has gone mad. The thought of Denmark selling 50,000 citizens to the United States is completely ridiculous.’.. Greenlandic political leaders were just as critical about Trump’s scheme. Greenland Foreign Minister Ane Lone Bagger stated that, ‘We’re open for business, but we’re not for sale.’ Danish parliament member Aaja Chemnitz Larsen of the socialist pro-independence Inuit Ataqatigiit party of Greenland, said, ‘I am sure a majority in Greenland believes it is better to have a relation to Denmark than the United States, in the long term.’ Her Siumut counterpart, Aki-Matilda Høegh-Dam, said, ‘Denmark doesn’t own Greenland in any way, and you can’t sell something you do not own.’ ”

The TAPS (Threat Assessment, Protection and Safety) Act, Predictive Policing, and a PreCrime Dystopian Nightmare? (20 min) – by Michael Boldin, 10th Amendment Center – https://youtu.be/xN2xQGKnZx8Comment: Really excellent coverage of this Orwellian legisation by Boldin, who does these “Path to Liberty” reports every Mon., Weds., & Friday at 9:30 Pacific time.

U.S. Officials Confirm Israel Was Behind Attacks On PMU Bases In Iraqhttps://southfront.org/u-s-officials-confirm-israel-was-behind-attacks-on-pmu-bases-in-iraq/ – “A senior Middle Eastern intelligence official also confirmed that the airstrikes on the PMU, including the July 19 attack, were carried out by Israel. The source said that the July 19 airstrike destroyed a shipment of precision-guided missiles which were on their way to Syria, claiming that the airstrike was carried out from “within Iraq.”.. ‘Israel is pushing the limits with the strikes in Iraq … The airstrikes could get the United States military removed from Iraq,’ the New York Times quoted a senior U.S. official as saying… The PMU had held the U.S. and Israel responsible for the attacks on bases, claiming that Israeli drones were deployed inside Iraq with help from the U.S…The PMU vowed to respond to any future attack on its bases with the weapons it already has and “other advanced weapons.” This means that another strike by Israel could indeed put the U.S. military presence in Iraq on the line.”

Cities Unveil Unethical Homeless Reporting, While LA Pushes Anti-Homeless Law – by Aaron Kesel –  https://www.activistpost.com/2019/08/cities-unveil-unethical-homeless-reporting-while-la-pushes-anti-homeless-law.html – Another problem is the laws being pushed in cities like Los Angeles that punish homelessness by barring the homeless from sleeping on public spaces. Los Angeles City Council’s homelessness and poverty committee has noticed the trend of criminalizing homelessness, and as result are working to change the law in order to align L.A.’s municipal code with a 2018 federal court ruling that limits how cities can enforce anti-camping and anti-loitering laws. In that case, Martin V. Boise, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals struck down a Boise law that outlawed sleeping in any public space… But the proposed changes made by the Los Angeles City Council’s homelessness and poverty committee aren’t designed to help those who need it and include outrageous bans on sitting, sleeping or lying in a number of designated public places. Which critics like Peggy Lee Kennedy, an advocate for the homeless from Venice argue are “inhumane,” as LAist reported.

The Koch-Soros Alliance to Censor the Internet – by Allum Bokhari – https://www.breitbart.com/tech/2019/08/20/bokhari-the-koch-soros-alliance-to-censor-the-internet/ – “Other groups involved in the project include a host of Soros-funded organizations, including “Hope not Hate,” the British equivalent of the far-left SPLC, and the pro-immigration National Immigration Forum... The former group, Hope not Hate, has a reputation for far-left extremism. Liberal anti-extremism campaigner Maajid Nawaz accused them of “book burning” after it announced a campaign to get allegedly “racist” books banned by major retailers. It was also forced to retract a smear against a Jewish pro-Israel activist last year… The National Immigration Forum, which initially aimed to persuade evangelicals and conservatives to support amnesty for illegal aliens, was exposed for its ties to George Soros by Breitbart News in 2013… The Charles Koch Institute, once seen as a conservative nemesis of the left, has now aligned itself with this group of left-wing, pro-censorship, anti-Trump agitators. When it comes to censoring the Internet, both the progressive and “conservative” establishment appear to be converging on a common position… The Charles Koch Institute now appears committed to advancing Internet censorship — or “content moderation,” as they might call it. Sarah Ruger, the Institute’s director of “free expression initiatives” has praised Airbnb for canceling the reservations of far-right activists, and has called for ‘online hate” to be treated like a “virus.‘.. As always, there’s an elephant in the room — what counts as ‘online hate?’ ”

Syrian Army Liberated Khan Shaykhun, Encircled Militants In Northern Hamahttps://southfront.org/syrian-army-liberated-khan-shaykhun-encircled-militants-in-northern-hama/ – “Late on August 21, government forces liberated the town of Khan Shaykhun in southern Idlib. According to pro-government sources, the Syrian Army and its allies also advanced in the area northeast of Khan Shaykhun fully encircling militants in northern Hama.”

Syrian Army Encircles Remaining Militants And Turkish Observation Post In Northern Hamahttps://southfront.org/syrian-army-encircles-remaining-militants-and-turkish-observation-post-in-northern-hama/

Russia And Turkey Allegedly Signed Secret Deal Over Idlib: Mediahttps://southfront.org/russia-and-turkey-allegedly-signed-secret-deal-over-idlib-media/ – “As per the question, Turkey and Russia signed a secret agreement allowing Turkish-backed Free Syrian Army (FSA) forces to attack areas controlled by the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) in Syria… The former ambassador Çeviköz said that in return, Turkey agreed to withdraw all of its troops and equipment from Idlib.” Comment: Erdogan had a phone call with Putin – Erdogan’s office released a statement saying that Erdogan complained to Putin that Syria’s actions in Idlib threaten Turkey’s security. Waah.

Map Update: Government Troops Fully Liberated Northern Hama Pockethttps://southfront.org/map-update-government-troops-fully-liberated-northern-hama-pocket/ – “On August 23, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA), the Tiger Forces and their allies fully libearated the northern Hama pocket, including the towns of Kafr Zita, Lataminah and Morek.”

Russian Su-35 Intercepted Turkish F-16s That Entered Syrian Airspace In Attempt To Prevent Advance On Khan Shaykhunhttps://southfront.org/russian-su-35-intercepted-turkish-f-16s-that-entered-syrian-airspace-in-attempt-to-prevent-advance-on-khan-shaykhun/ – ” ‘Presumably, Russian Su-35S fighters have appeared in the sky of Idlib, which are keeping the Turkish F-16 from rash actions against Syrian aircraft that operate on the site of recent events.’ –Tweet from Twitter in Russia… There are no other details that have been released. But reportedly, the Turkish fighter jets were forced to leave Syrian airspace after only 30-40 kilometers, which indicates that they either were warned in advance, or just simply saw the Russian aircraft on their radars… Experts do not exclude that Turkey will take all measures in the near future to strike at the positions of the Syrian military near Khan Shaykhun, since otherwise an observation post of the Turkish military, and terrorist groups allied with Turkey-backed militants will be encircled.”

AOC-Aligned Climate Group Demands Media Silence ‘Climate Deniers’ – by Tyler O’Neil – https://pjmedia.com/trending/aoc-aligned-climate-group-demands-media-silence-climate-deniers/ – ” ‘Some media outlets are sacrificing the future of our planet for the sake of appearing objective,’ Margaret Klein Salamon, founder and executive director of The Climate Mobilization, said in a news release Saturday… ‘This idea of equating climate deniers with scientific experts is a dangerous practice which frames the threat to our planet, our existence as an ongoing debate,” Klein Salamon added. ‘I don’t think sacrificing the future of our planet in exchange for a look of ‘objectivity’ is an even exchange. It’s one the coming generation will judge us on, if we don’t move with the urgency necessary to fight back against global warming and win.’ ” – Comment: People, in general, apparently cannot see the logical conclusions of this line of thinking…

Government Troops Are Storming Khan Shaykhun After Cutting Off M5 Highway North Of It (Maps)https://southfront.org/government-troops-are-storming-khan-shaykhun-after-cutting-off-m5-highway-north-of-it-maps/ – “Late on August 19, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA), the Tiger Forces and other pro-government factions started storming the town of Khan Shaykhun in southern Idlib… Earlier on the same day, government troops seized several important hills north of Khan Shaykhun and cut off the M5 highway, which Turkish forces attempted to use to enter the town… According to some pro-government sources, members of Hayat Tahrir al-Sham and other radical groups have started withdrawing from Khan Shaykhun. Reports are also circulating that militants are planning to withdraw from the entire northern Hama area. Nonetheless, these reports still have to be confirmed… The situation is developing.” – Note: according to comments under this article, the SAA have already taken the town and are performing sweeps & mop-up operations, and preparing for possible counter-attacks. According to local Syrians who have been liberated. most of the terrorists left in the last 2 weeks, leaving only a skeleton crew to maintain checkpoints. The defenders have taken major losses and are in disarray. Speculation is that the Syrians will throw all available reserves into cutting off escape by any terrorists remaining in the Northern Hama/Southern Idlib pocket, and may exploit the collapsing defences to advance rapidly into Idlib.

Map Update: Syrian Army Moves Closer To Khan Shaykhunhttps://southfront.org/map-update-syrian-army-moves-closer-to-khan-shaykhun/

America’s “Hybrid War” against China has Entered a New Phase – China and the Zombies of the Past – by Christopher Black – https://www.globalresearch.ca/americas-hybrid-war-against-china-has-entered-a-new-phase/5686429 – “The hybrid war, being conducted against China by the United States and its gaggle of puppet states from the UK to Canada to Australia, has entered a new phase.” – I’d like to reiterate that the articles I link to do not represent my opinions about anything, and are not intended to be believed by anyone. They’re presented as, IMO, worthy of your consideration, and as including good information and/or analysis.

Doublespeak, Mainstream Propaganda And ‘Russian Threat’ –  https://southfront.org/doublespeak-mainstream-propaganda-and-russian-threat/ – “An interesting example of this situation was shown in a recent article, “Britain’s parallel army of cyberwarriors”, by The Sunday Times. The article quotes General Sir Nick Carter that ‘is pioneering” the creation of “a parallel career structure for part-time cyberwarriors’… He is taking inspiration from across the Atlantic on how to incentivise digital workers on high salaries to enlist. An American scheme that has created a new taxonomy of ranks for certain officers recruited from civilian life for their highly specialised skills, rather than having to rise up through the ranks, could be mirrored in Britain.At the same time, General Carter somehow forgot to mention that the US and the UK have been using various soft power and paramilitary tools to promote their interests and push the New World Order agenda for decades. The concept of “soft power” has been developed in the UK and the US for a long time… The key issue with the dominating mainstream narrative complaining about ‘Russian propaganda’ and fueling fears of ‘Russian threat’ is that it is a sign of disrespect to the British and US nations. The mainstream propaganda argues that people cannot analyze facts and make own conclusions. Instead, it sees people as consumerist sheeple. There is no secret in this. The New World Order is based the four pillars: neoliberalism (in politics), postmodernism (in culture), transhumanism (in philosophy) and neo-oligarchic techno-dystopia (in economy).”

Oregon Mother Jailed for Recommending Non-Chemo Cancer Therapies for Daughter – by Allie Parker – https://healthimpactnews.com/2019/oregon-mother-jailed-for-recommending-non-chemo-cancer-therapies-for-daughter/ – “It’s apparent this mother was expected to sit idly by as she watched her daughter agonize for 2 years with no results… As reported by KGW8, Christina Dixon said, ‘The best way I can describe it is like my kid was on death row. Every single time–you literally feel your kid’s life getting taken away.’.. According to Christina, her daughter had enough and wanted to go home stating, ‘I couldn’t do it anymore and my daughter wanted to go home. She had enough too. She begged me to take her home before they did more chemo.’.. Christina started using alternative treatments which include vitamins, herbs and pure CBD oil to treat her daughter’s cancer once she was release from OHSU in June of 2018… KGW8 did not have access to the daughter’s medical records to confirm what the mother said but reported the mother as stating, ‘It started reversing her tumor for the first time and the tumor reduced in size by 90% during the past year.’.. ‘My daughter’s cancer has not spread. And no, she hasn’t had chemotherapy or any other treatments for the last 11 months,’ explained Christina. ‘She is thriving, surviving and doing better than ever.’.. The daughter, now 13, was taken in “protective” custody by Nevada police and later transferred back to Oregon… Last week, (the mother) Christina was arrested on two counts each of first-degree custodial interference and first-degree criminal mistreatment at the Clackamas County Jail.”

For the Week of 8/12/19:

Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. Publishes Censored Response to Kennedy Family’s Criticisms on Vaccine Safety Which Exposes Industry Corruptionhttps://healthimpactnews.com/2019/robert-f-kennedy-jr-publishes-censored-response-to-kennedy-familys-criticisms-on-vaccine-safety-which-exposes-industry-corruption/(a SMALL selection of information from this detailed article): “I love my family and sympathize with their anxieties when I call out government officials for corruption. The Kennedys have a long, close, and continuing relationship with public health agencies so it is understandably difficult for us to believe that powerful regulators would lie about vaccines. “All issues are simple,” the saw goes, “until you study them.”.. I’ve arrived at my skepticism after 15 years spent researching and litigating this issue. I have watched financial conflicts and institutional self-interest transform key sectors of our public health bureaucracies into appendages of the very pharmaceutical companies that Congress charged them to regulate… Multiple investigations by Congress and the HHS Inspector General have consistently found that an overwhelming majority of the FDA officials directly charged with licensing vaccines, and the CDC officials who effectively mandate them for children, have personal financial entanglements with vaccine manufacturers… HHS partners with vaccine makers to develop, approve, recommend, and pass mandates for new products and then shares profits from vaccine sales… HHS employees can personally collect up to $150,000 annually in royalties for products they work on. For example, key HHS officials collect money on every sale of Merck’s controversial HPV vaccine Gardasil, which also yields tens of millions annually for the agency in patent royalties… HHS has also ignored its statutory obligations to study vaccine injuries and improve vaccine safety… In 1986, Congress—recognizing that drug companies no longer had any incentive to make vaccines safe—ordered HHS to study vaccine injuries, work to improve vaccine safety, and report to Congress on its progress every two years… A year ago, I brought a lawsuit that forced HHS to admit that in 36 years it had never performed any of those critical studies… The four companies that make virtually all of the recommended vaccines are all convicted felons.  Collectively they have paid over $35 billion since 2009 for defrauding regulators, lying to and bribing government officials and physicians, falsifying science, and leaving a trail of injuries and deaths from products they knew to be dangerous and sold under pretense of safety and efficacy… Mainstream and social media outlets which collectively received $9.6 billion in revenues from pharmaceutical companies in 2016 have convinced themselves they are protecting public health by aggressively censoring criticism of these coercively mandated, zero liability, and untested pharmaceutical products… But, the absence of press scrutiny leaves industry no incentive to improve vaccine safety.  Muzzling discussions of government corruption and deficient safety science and abolishing vaccine injuries by fiat is not a strategy that will solve the growing chronic disease epidemic… The children who comprise this badly injured generation are now aging out of schools that needed to build quiet rooms and autism wings, install wobble chairs, hire security guards and hike special ed spending to 25% to accommodate them.”

Michael Pento – Confidence in Central Banks Obliterated (30 min) – Interview by Greg Hunter – Highly recommended if you’re into economic subjects.

https://youtu.be/qEOhfh8LHtE

From the You-Can’t-Make-This-Stuff-Up Desk: University Researchers: We Have to Accept People Who ‘Identify as Real Vampires’ – by Katherine Timpf – https://www.nationalreview.com/2015/07/vampires-identify-study-discrimination/ – “The study, titled “Do We Always Practice What We Preach? Real Vampires’ Fears of Coming out of the Coffin to Social Workers and Helping Professionals” was conducted by researchers from Idaho State University and College of the Canyons and the Center for Positive Sexuality in Los Angeles… Some of these “real vampires” prefer to feed on “psychic or pranic energy” while others, called “sanguinarians,” prefer to feed on “small amounts” of human or animal blood… (Of the eleven “real vampires” interviewed for the study, three said they preferred psychic energy, three said they preferred blood, and five said they got energy from multiple sources.).. Williams explained that no one should be bothered by a person wanting to drink another person’s blood because ‘it is generally expected within the community that vampires should act ethically and responsibly in feeding practices,’ and it’s not their blood-drinking that’s the real problem here — it’s the fact that they have to worry that other people will judge them for their blood-drinking.(emphasis added)

Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. Publishes Censored Response to Kennedy Family’s Criticisms on Vaccine Safety Which Exposes Industry Corruptionhttps://healthimpactnews.com/2019/robert-f-kennedy-jr-publishes-censored-response-to-kennedy-familys-criticisms-on-vaccine-safety-which-exposes-industry-corruption/(a SMALL selection of information from this detailed article): “I love my family and sympathize with their anxieties when I call out government officials for corruption. The Kennedys have a long, close, and continuing relationship with public health agencies so it is understandably difficult for us to believe that powerful regulators would lie about vaccines. “All issues are simple,” the saw goes, “until you study them.”.. I’ve arrived at my skepticism after 15 years spent researching and litigating this issue. I have watched financial conflicts and institutional self-interest transform key sectors of our public health bureaucracies into appendages of the very pharmaceutical companies that Congress charged them to regulate… Multiple investigations by Congress and the HHS Inspector General have consistently found that an overwhelming majority of the FDA officials directly charged with licensing vaccines, and the CDC officials who effectively mandate them for children, have personal financial entanglements with vaccine manufacturers… HHS partners with vaccine makers to develop, approve, recommend, and pass mandates for new products and then shares profits from vaccine sales… HHS employees can personally collect up to $150,000 annually in royalties for products they work on. For example, key HHS officials collect money on every sale of Merck’s controversial HPV vaccine Gardasil, which also yields tens of millions annually for the agency in patent royalties… HHS has also ignored its statutory obligations to study vaccine injuries and improve vaccine safety… In 1986, Congress—recognizing that drug companies no longer had any incentive to make vaccines safe—ordered HHS to study vaccine injuries, work to improve vaccine safety, and report to Congress on its progress every two years… A year ago, I brought a lawsuit that forced HHS to admit that in 36 years it had never performed any of those critical studies… The four companies that make virtually all of the recommended vaccines are all convicted felons.  Collectively they have paid over $35 billion since 2009 for defrauding regulators, lying to and bribing government officials and physicians, falsifying science, and leaving a trail of injuries and deaths from products they knew to be dangerous and sold under pretense of safety and efficacy… Mainstream and social media outlets which collectively received $9.6 billion in revenues from pharmaceutical companies in 2016 have convinced themselves they are protecting public health by aggressively censoring criticism of these coercively mandated, zero liability, and untested pharmaceutical products… But, the absence of press scrutiny leaves industry no incentive to improve vaccine safety.  Muzzling discussions of government corruption and deficient safety science and abolishing vaccine injuries by fiat is not a strategy that will solve the growing chronic disease epidemic… The children who comprise this badly injured generation are now aging out of schools that needed to build quiet rooms and autism wings, install wobble chairs, hire security guards and hike special ed spending to 25% to accommodate them.”

U.S. issues warrant to seize Iranian oil tanker Grace 1 – From Tehran Times, Aug. 17 –  https://www.tehrantimes.com/news/439338/U-S-issues-warrant-to-seize-Iranian-oil-tanker-Grace-1 – “(According to a report from Al Jazeera in Washington): ‘The big question is will the British government help the U.S. by seizing this ship, will Interpol be involved or will the U.S. government try to seize that ship.’… According to radio transmission exchanges overheard by Al Jazeera, the ship is expected to set sail on Sunday evening… The Gibraltar Chronicle newspaper also reported that the vessel was unlikely to sail before Sunday, citing an unnamed source who added that it was waiting for six new crew members including a captain to arrive that day… A lawyer for the Grace 1’s current captain, an Indian national, said that his client had asked to be replaced… ‘He doesn’t want to stay in command of the ship, he wants to go home, because he wasn’t happy to go back and pick up the broken pieces,’ his lawyer Richard Wilkinson told The Associated Press news agency. ‘But he’s a professional skipper and needs to wait for a new crew to do a proper handover.’.. Al Jazeera’s Andrew Simmons, reporting from Gibraltar, said the Grace 1 signage had been removed as well as the Panamanian flag…’The navigation systems, all of them, indicate that it’s still Grace 1, but in terms of maritime law, this vessel really has no visible identity,’ he said.”

US Issues Warrant to Seize Iranian Grace 1 Oil Tanker – Justice Department – https://sputniknews.com/us/201908171076569463-us-announces-warrant-to-seize-iranian-grace-1-oil-tanker—report/ – “The US Justice Department (DoJ) issued a warrant on Friday for the seizure of the Iranian supertanker Grace 1. According to the document, the vessel, all the oil aboard and $995,000 are subject to forfeiture based on violations of the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (IEEPA), bank fraud, money laundering, and terrorism forfeiture statutes… In addition, the document stresses that ‘a seizure warrant and a forfeiture complaint are merely allegations. The burden to prove forfeitability in a civil forfeiture proceeding is upon the government’, according to the Justice Department… …a spokesman for the Iranian Foreign Ministry, Abbas Mousavi, said on Friday that Tehran had not provided guarantees that its oil tanker Grace 1 would not go to Syria upon its release. Mousavi confirmed an earlier Foreign Ministry statement that the oil tanker was not heading to Syria when it was detained off Gibraltar’s coast by UK marines on 4 July. Meanwhile, he noted that Iran was providing to Syria support in such spheres as energy and oil… The US Department of State on Thursday threatened any individuals linked to the Iranian Grace 1 oil tanker with “serious consequences,” including visa restrictions due to alleged links to the IRGC.”

Trump inches toward Afghan peace plan to end longest US war – by Jennifer Jacobs, Nick Wadhams – https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-08-16/trump-to-discuss-afghanistan-peace-plan-with-senior-advisers – “President Donald Trump met his top national security advisers on Friday as his team prepares to unveil an Afghanistan peace agreement with the Taliban that would help bring an end to America’s longest war, according to a person familiar with the matter… Among those discussing the matter with Trump at his resort in Bedminster, New Jersey, were Secretary of State Michael Pompeo and National Security Advisor John Bolton, the person said. The U.S. special envoy for the talks, Zalmay Khalilzad, will then present the plan to Taliban leaders in a new round of discussions in Qatar in the coming days, according to another person with knowledge of the discussions… Khalilzad briefed analysts in Washington on the plan Friday. He has led the talks for months with the initial goal of cutting U.S. troop levels in exchange for guarantees from the Taliban not to allow terror groups such as Islamic State to infiltrate the country… Pompeo later said there was “no deadline” for a troop withdrawal. The U.S. currently has about 14,000 troops in Afghanistan, and defense officials suggested late last year the administration was planning to withdraw about half of them as an initial step.”

Ukie Nationalism vs Otto von Bismarck – by The Saker – http://www.unz.com/tsaker/ukie-nationalism-vs-otto-von-bismarck/ – “The other significant force in the Ukraine is the West Ukrainian (Galician) Nazi death-squads and mobs. Their power is not a democracy either, but an ochlocracy. These guys are a minority, a pretty small one even, but they have enough muscle and even firepower to threaten any nominal Ukrainian leader. Furthermore, these folks have profoundly infiltrated all the police and security forces which, in theory, would have been able to control or disarm them (the SBU, especially, is chock full of Urkonazi thugs)… Now let’s begin by looking at the oligarchs: their number 1 priority is to continue to plunder the Ukraine. For that, you need the opposite of “law and order”: you need lawlessness, chaos, violence…”

Gibraltar defies US, releasing Iranian oil tanker – The move came after a last-minute request from Washington that the UK territory surrender the vessel – by Alison Tahmizian Meuse – https://www.asiatimes.com/2019/08/article/gibraltar-defies-us-releasing-iranian-oil-tanker/ – ” ‘Authorities in Gibraltar have released the Iranian supertanker Grace 1, which was seized on July 4 on suspicion it was shipping 2.1m barrels of crude oil to Syria in breach of EU sanctions,’ the Gibraltar Chronicle tweeted… The paper earlier reported that the territory’s Supreme Court had received a request from the US Department of Justice for ‘mutual legal assistance in a bid to seize the ship.’.. The US request came after National Security Adviser John Bolton was visiting the United Kingdom, which claims Gibraltar as a territory… But after the court reconvened at 4pm local time, Chief Justice Anthony Dudley revealed his court had not been passed along any official applications from the American authorities, and so had declined to respond… ‘She is no longer a specified ship…and no longer subject to detention,’ the Gibraltar Chronicle quoted him as saying… The Iranian government, the paper said, had offered written assurances to Gibraltar authorities that the supertanker would not continue on to Syria after being allowed to set sail.”

Armed Jewish Settlers Storm Palestinian Town, Conduct Military Traininghttps://www.palestinechronicle.com/armed-jewish-settlers-storm-palestinian-town-conduct-military-training/ – “Jewish settlers stormed a town between the occupied West Bank areas of Nablus and Jenin… Palestinian Authority official Ghassan Daghlas said dozens of Jewish settlers stormed the occupied town of al-Masoudiya on Monday evening and conducted military training under the protection of the Israeli army… The majority of the settlers who occupied the area were armed young men and women.”

How the Government and Pharmaceutical Companies are Trying to Steal Cannabis – from Modern Alternative Mama –  https://modernalternativemama.com/2019/08/15/how-the-government-and-pharmaceutical-companies-are-trying-to-steal-cannabis/ – Cannabis has been in the news for years.  California was the first state to pass a medical marijuana law in 1996; followed by Colorado in 2000, which expanded to recreational in 2010. (source) 34 states now have medical marijuana laws on the books, and in 13 states, cannabis is fully legal, including recreational use.(source).. But while we’re making strides now, there is a long, dark history surrounding cannabis in the US.  The medical industry used criminalizing it to their advantage…and they’re poised to use legalizing it to their advantage, too.  We can’t allow them to do this to us after all they’ve already done to hurt the population.”

US move halts release of Iranian tanker held in Gibraltar – by Aritz Parra and Jon Gambrell, AP – https://www.msn.com/en-xl/middleeast/middleeast-top-stories/us-move-halts-release-of-iranian-tanker-held-in-gibraltar/ar-AAFQgrS – “The Gibraltar government confirmed earlier media reports that the U.S. Department of Justice had sought to extend the detention of the oil tanker Grace 1, prompting the Supreme Court in the territory to adjourn a scheduled decision on whether to release the ship until later in the day… ‘The U.S. Department of Justice has applied to seize the Grace 1 on a number of allegations, which are now being considered,’ the Gibraltar government said in a statement, adding that the matter would be reviewed by the court at 4 p.m. local time… The Justice Department did not immediately respond to a request for comment.”

Israel Plans To Carry Out Strikes On ‘Iranian-backed Militias’ In Iraq: Reportshttps://southfront.org/israel-plans-to-carry-out-strikes-on-iranian-backed-militias-in-iraq-reports/ – “Israel allegedly plans to strike Iraqi Popular Mobilization Units (PMU) ammo stores, according to Iraqi security expert Fadhil Abu Ragheef, cited by RT Arabic: ‘Available information suggests that Israel is preparing to bomb the weapons caches of Hashd al-Sha’abi [the Arabic name of the PMU] forces, and not the command centers or fortifications of the fighters. This is quite likely to happen,’ Fadhil Abu Ragheef said…      He added that ‘what happened yesterday in the weapons depots south of Baghdad may be part of the plan that Israel is preparing.’.. The incident in question is a fire in an ammunition depot, resulting from an explosion in southern Baghdad. The camp, in which the depot was located belonged to the PMU.

Turkish-Backed Militants Target Syrian Army Vehicles, Gatherings With Guided Missiles (Videos) – https://southfront.org/turkish-backed-militants-target-syrian-army-vehicles-gatherings-with-guided-missiles-videos/ – “The Turkish-backed National Front for Liberation (NFL) targeted on August 13 and 14 several vehicles and a gathering of the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) east of the town of Khan Shaykhun in Idlib’s southern countryside with anti-tank guided missiles (ATGMs)… The strikes destroyed two truck-mounted 57mm cannons, a battle tank and a vehicle near the towns of Sukayk and Tell Maraq. A gathering of Syrian soldiers in the outskirt of Tell Tar’I was also hit… While these strikes halted the SAA advance east of Khan Shaykhun, the army was able to reach the town’s western entrance after securing the villages of Kafr Ayn, Tall Aas, Khirbat Murshid and Mantar… This intense use of ATGMs indicates that Turkey is still supporting the NFL, which is now defending positions of Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) and other al-Qaeda-affiliated groups in Greater Idlib.”

Syrian Army Reached Khan Shaykhun’s Western Entrance After Resuming Its Advance In Southern Idlibhttps://southfront.org/syrian-army-reached-khan-shaykhuns-western-entrance-after-resuming-its-advance-in-southern-idlib/ – “Khan Shaykhun is located on the highway linking the Syrian capital, Damascus, with the city of Aleppo, the country’s industrial center. The town is also considered the gateway to the southern Idlib countryside… SAA troops are now reportedly situated only 2km away from Khan Shaykun’s western district. The assault on the town could begin in any given minute.”
How Real Power Kills or Rescues: Epstein Death Evidence so Far – by Makia Freeman – https://thefreedomarticles.com/epstein-death-evidence-so-far/Makia covers all of the important factoids in a concise report

Idaho Mother of Medically Kidnapped 16-Year-Old Indicted by Grand Jury and Re-arrested on Felony Injury to Child Chargeshttps://healthimpactnews.com/2019/idaho-mom-arrested-second-time-as-attempts-to-silence-her-fail-meanwhile-16-year-old-son-suffers-in-foster-care/ – “However, the night before the hearing, Kristine received a phone call from her attorney who informed her that the hearing had once again been canceled. She was told that Shari Dodge had gone to a grand jury instead, without the knowledge of her attorney, and received an indictment against Kristine… In other words, Prosecutor Shari Dodge took her “expert” witnesses, Dr. King and Dr. Barton, behind closed doors in order to secretly obtain the indictment through their hearsay allegations, which prevented Kristine from presenting her own witnesses and evidence as she would have been able to do at a preliminary hearing and also nullified Kristine’s right to have the preliminary hearing in front of a judge… Kristine points out that this is obviously a tactic done by the prosecutor to avoid public scrutiny of the hearing or to allow her to present the evidence that challenges the allegation of Injury to Child. Kristine says that Shari Dodge was afraid of the crowd at CPS hearing on July 16th, so: ‘she went behind my attorney’s back to get this indictment, obviously in part to avoid having to face me in court. She probably also didn’t want to have to walk past all those people again.’.. The grand jury indictment also means that Kristine was no longer able to have a hearing on the No Contact Order that was put into place in June, which currently prevents her from having off-site visits with her son and forces all visitation with Brandon to be in the CPS office, including his 16th birthday and homeschool graduation party.”

As US pressure increases on Iran-backed militias, they turn to Iran – by Ali Mamouri – https://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/originals/2019/08/iraq-iran-us-pmu.html – “Iran-backed Shiite militias have been under increasing pressure recently in Iraq not only from the United States — which monitors their activities closely — but also from the public and the Iraqi government… During an interview Aug. 9 with a small group of Iraqi and foreign media representatives, Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi said he has already begun implementing a decree he issued last month regarding the regulation of the Popular Mobilization Units (PMU). Abdul Mahdi said although some of the PMU have concerns about the decree and have questioned it, ‘We are continuing the implementation of the decree as the majority of the PMU are supporting it.’ (comment: this is simply an obvious, blatant lie)… Kata’ib Hezbollah slammed the decree soon after it was issued in early July. A PMU website attributed the decree to US and Saudi pressure on Abdul Mahdi. Meanwhile, most of the PMU — including factions close to Ayatollah Ali Sistani such as al-Abbas Combat Division — have been silent about the decree, following all the prime minister’s orders as the commander-in-chief of the armed forces without resistance.”

Israel Has “the Most Moral Army in the World”? – The creepy French “intellectual” Bernard-Henri Levy gets it wrong – by Philip Giraldi – https://www.globalresearch.ca/israel-has-most-moral-army-world/5685063 – “Twelve Palestinians and four British observers were injured badly enough to be hospitalized. The British reported that they were ‘stamped on, dragged by the hair, strangled with a scarf and pepper sprayed by Israeli border police.’ One who was hospitalized described how Israeli soldiers dragged him by his feet, lifting him up, and kicking him in the stomach, while one soldier stamped on his head four times “at full force” before standing on his head and pulling his hair. Another suffered a fractured rib after ‘[the policeman] then stamped on my throat and others started punching my torso. It was a sadistic display of violence…’.. Yet another foreign observer was dragged out of the house, ‘…her hands were crushed so badly that she suffered a fractured knuckle on her left hand, and her right hand suffered severe tissue damage ‘which will be permanently misshapen unless she gets cosmetic surgery.’.’.. Edmond Sichrovsky, an Austrian activist of Jewish origin, who was in one of the houses, described how Israeli forces broke the door down, first dragging out the Palestinians, “knocking the grandfather to the floor in front of his crying and screaming grandchildren.” Cell phones were forcibly removed to eliminate any picture taking or filming before soldiers began attacking him and four other activists… I was repeatedly kicked and kneed, which left a bloody nose and multiple cuts, as well breaking my glasses from a knee in the face. Once outside, they slammed me against a car while shouting verbal insults at me and women activists, calling them whores.’ ”

US team begins establishing op center in Turkey for ‘safe zone’ in Syria – Planned US-Turkey operation center meant to keep Syria off balance: Analyst –  https://www.presstv.com/Detail/2019/08/13/603400/US – “A US delegation arrived in Turkey on Wednesday to set up the operation center in the country for the stated purpose of creating a “safe zone” in Syria… James Jatras, former US Senate foreign policy analyst, who also attended the show, described as “significant” the recent victories of Syrian government forces against the foreign-sponsored militants, saying “Washington wants to keep things as chaotic as possible… The political commentator further said ‘Syria has won this war but the United States does continue to have interests and objectives in the theater in the region and therefore keeping Syria off balance… The United States is trying to disrupt the consolidation of the Syrian government over its country so that it keeps it distracted by that particular task,’ and prevent it from working with  its allies, namely Iran and Russia, in the battle against terrorism, Michael Lane, founder of American Institute for Foreign Policy, told Press TV… ‘The United States’ purpose or vision is to keep Syria from becoming part of a triangle of Iran, Russia and Syria,’ he said.”

Texas Judge Chastises CPS but 4-Year-Old Boy Still Not Returned to Family – by Texas Home School Coalition Association – https://healthimpactnews.com/2019/texas-judge-chastises-cps-but-4-year-old-boy-still-not-returned-to-family/ – “Judge Tracy Gray chastised CPS for the ridiculous list of requests included in their report to the court. Judge Gray threw out every item challenged by the family’s attorneys, ordered CPS to “expedite” their efforts to place Drake with family or friends, and to start allowing the family to bring a third party witness to visits with Drake, something CPS has prohibited thus far… While the hearing was a great success for the family, there is still a long way to go. Judge Gray clearly appeared frustrated by CPS’ brazenly unconstitutional requests (like a court-ordered admission of guilt). This offers a ray of hope that CPS may not be able to continue getting away with their illegal actions.”

Ukrainian Army Will Reach Russia’s Rostov In Event Of Hostilities Resumption In Donbass: Ex-Military Spokespersonhttps://southfront.org/ukrainian-army-will-reach-russias-rostov-in-event-of-hostilities-resumption-in-donbass-ex-military-spokesperson/ – “The former speaker of the General Staff of the Ukrainian Armed Forces (UAF) claimed that if the case of an attack by forces of the Donetsk and Lugansk People’s Republics (DPR and LPR), the UAF may mount a counteroffensive that could potentially reach Rostov… Speaking about the mythical DPR/LPR offensive along the Krivoy Rog-Kremenchug-Poltava-Kiev line, Vladislav Voloshin said: ‘It is almost impossible to do something like this, because today the Ukrainian army is one of the most combat-ready in Europe. Because we are waging a real war. And our front is multi-layered,’ he promised… ‘And here is the short answer of what will ensue over there, our army will probably reach Rostov.’ (Note: Rostov is 35km beyond the Russian border [!] )

Iran Warns that Israeli Presence In Persian Gulf Would Lead To Warhttps://southfront.org/iran-warns-that-israeli-presence-in-persian-gulf-would-lead-to-war/ – “Israel’s presence in the Persian Gulf may lead to a war in the region, Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Navy Commander Rear Admiral Alireza Tangsiri told Lebanese TV channel Al Mayadeen… ‘The United States and the United Kingdom must assume responsibility for the Zionist regime’s illegal presence in the Persian Gulf waters.’.. ‘Any presence of the Zionist regime in the Persian Gulf waters is illegal, as it may result in war and confrontation in the region,’ Tangsiri warned… Tangsiri alleged that the US and UK are responsible for the situation in the Persian Gulf, mostly by fabricating the various scenarios that they use as justification for their deployments.”

Israel-born Treasury official is at the center of U.S. policies on Iran – by Alison Weir –  https://israelpalestinenews.org/israel-born-treasury-official-is-at-the-center-of-u-s-policies-on-iran/ – According to a just published report in the Atlantic and a previous article by a former CIA officer, an Israeli-born individual is at the center of U.S. policies targeting Iran… The Atlantic reports that financial sanctions are the “key tool” the United States has been using against Iran during  ‘the past three presidential administrations. ”And Treasury official Sigal Mandelker” is the one with her hand on the lever.’.. According to the article, ‘Because Trump is anxious to avoid war with Iran but also eager to push the Iranians, she is one of the most powerful officials designing the strategy Trump’s administration hopes will force Iranian capitulation—or, failing that, perhaps even the government’s collapse.’.. Mandelker has been working on governmental policies since 2006 – the year in which U.S. officials ‘focused on finding ways to cut off Iran from the global financial system.’.. In the years just before her 2017 Under Secretary appointment, Mandelker was a partner at Proskauer Rose LLP, a powerful, politically connected international law firm with ties to Israel. The pro-Israel website Algemeiner,* reports: ‘Historically, Proskauer Rose was known as a ‘Jewish’ law firm.’  Partner Joseph M. Proskauer was ‘a Democratic Party stalwart, friend of politicians, state judge, civic and philanthropic personality, and major fund raiser for the state of Israel.’.. It appears that Mandelker is or was an Israeli citizen who was born in Israel. While this is periodically referred to in Israeli and Jewish media, the Treasury Department has refused to answer whether Mandelker is still an Israeli citizen, despite numerous email and phone inquiries requesting this information about a high U.S. official… The information is particularly relevant since U.S. attacks on Israel’s neighbors are often pushed by Israel partisans concerned with maintaining Israeli hegemony in the region.”

This Will Not Make You a Superhero (or a god) (49 min) – by Truthstream Media – The accelerating push to coerce humanity into accepting such “modifications” of our biology as “brain-computer interfaces” is a very long term project, fronted by salesmen like Elon Musk.

https://youtu.be/rInx6MQhxZM

“Opposition” or Terrorists? Who Is Syria and Russia Targeting in Idlib? – by Tony Cartalucci – https://www.globalresearch.ca/opposition-terrorists-who-syria-russia-bombing-idlib/5686183 – “Were the situation reversed and the West was faced with an entire province or state occupied by Al Qaeda and its myriad of affiliates – total war would commence and would not end until the targeted region was purged entirely of militants. Civilian causalities would either go uncounted and under-reported, or spun as a necessity in confronting an otherwise intolerable bastion of armed terrorism… Terrorist forces have been concentrated in Idlib as Syrian forces pushed them out of virtually every other populated region of the country. Even the liberation of the City of Aleppo took years to achieve. Idlib is an entire governorate bordering Turkey which is still arming and protecting terrorist organizations both within Turkish territory itself and in Syrian territory occupied by Turkish forces… If there is one point of hope amid this still dangerous and deadly conflict – it’s that the Western media and inveterate war propagandists like Scott Lucas are no longer able to conceal the true nature of terrorists they have aided and abetted since 2011… They will continue trying nonetheless – but as Lucas just managed to do – will succeed only in exposing more of the network the US and its allies used in their proxy war against Damascus – thus further undermining regime change efforts in Syria and complicating similar attempts to target and overthrow other nations in the future.”

Criminal Embargoes: Venezuela and Iran in the Crosshairs of Murderers Inc – Who Is Next? – by Peter Koenig – https://www.globalresearch.ca/criminal-embargoes-venezuela-iran-crosshairs-murderers-inc-who-next/5686080 – “The latest is an open declaration of economic warfare by Washington, a total embargo on Venezuela; the embargo is now being turned into a naval blockade. Similar steps are to be taken for Iran. That literally means that no merchandise – no matter how vital for survival, like food and medication, is allowed into Venezuela. Three days ago, the US seized, totally illegally, a cargo ship attempting to deliver food and medication to Venezuela – in the Panama Canal, territory which the US does not own or control anymore… The ship was carrying soy cakes, from which Venezuela was to produce food. Never mind, that the cargoes are fully paid for by Venezuela. And this seems to be just the beginning. Vessels leaving Venezuela with petrol deliveries to client countries are also targeted for blockage, thus confiscating, or rather stealing, Venezuela’s main source of income on which she intends to survive and feed and provide health care for her people. This, in addition to the more than 130 billion dollars total Venezuelan assets confiscated – stolen – by the US worldwide… And nobody says beep. Almost.”

The FBI’s Alleged Conspiracy Theorist-Terrorist Connection Is Anti-American – by Andrew Korybko – https://www.globalresearch.ca/fbi-alleged-conspiracy-theorist-terrorist-connection-anti-american/5685908 – “The de-facto criminalization of free speech is an ongoing trend in American society that’s already pressured a lot of people to self-censor their beliefs in public in order to avoid official scrutiny from the authorities or harassment by their political opponents, but an intelligence bulletin released by the FBI’s Phoenix office back in May and only reported on by the Mainstream Media earlier this month might spread the dragnet even further by de-facto criminalizing the online pursuit of additional information that contradicts the official narrative about various events… The “secret police” (as they’d be described by the Mainstream Media if any other country’s version of the FBI was being reported on) believe that a connection exists between so-called “conspiracy theories” and domestic terrorism, and while there have veritably been some people who hold such controversially defined beliefs and ended up killing others, it’s anti-American to suspect that anyone engaged in seeking out all sides of every story (no matter how possibly implausible) automatically qualifies as a potential terrorist.”

For the Week of 8/5/19:

From the You-Can’t-Make-This-Stuff-Up Desk: Colorado bear caught stealing entire dumpster from pot shop (video) – https://www.fox32chicago.com/amp/news/colorado-bear-caught-stealing-entire-dumpster-from-pot-shop

The Coming War On China – Documentary History by John Pilger (2018 – 1hr 50min) – If you haven’t experienced the documentaries of Pilger, this is a great place to start. It’s possibly his best yet.

https://youtu.be/Ot-acn1whrc

Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputy describes attack by Banditos clique – by Miriam Hernandez and Lisa Bartley – https://abc7.com/lasd-deputy-describes-attack-by-banditos-clique/5370629/ – “Sheriff Alex Villanueva unveiled a new policy Friday meant to root out the problem… The measure follows a violent deputy confrontation at a department sponsored party at Kennedy Hall in East L.A… A deputy who was beaten up at that party is speaking out anonymously as he and six other deputies file a legal claim alleging harassment and discrimination… ‘There’s people getting, you know, stomped on… being choked out… it was just crazy, crazy to believe they’re all cops,’ the deputy tells Eyewitness News… The deputies allege that it was a one-sided fight with younger deputies attacked by veteran “shot callers” of the East L.A. sheriff’s station, a group bearing tattoos of a skeleton in a sombrero with a shotgun… It is the Los Banditos logo.”

Did Epstein Commit Suicide, Get Suicided, Or Get Whisked Away To Israel? All Claims Are Being Made (47 min) – by Ryan Cristian – A detailed analysis of available info on developments in the Epstein Narrative at an early stage of investigation. Good job, Ryan!

https://youtu.be/eh3JoFAkgJc

BATTLE FOR THE SOUL OF AMERICA by Michael McKibben, Leader Technologies (21 min)

https://youtu.be/vHFEhSf52C0

Did Bill Barr Call His Shot? Unanswered Questions about FBI’s Foreknowledge of the El Paso Shooting – William Barr’s warning that a “major incident” could occur “at any time” and “galvanize public opinion” around the unpopular encryption back-door policy he has been seeking seems to have come true in the weeks since the attorney general made those statements – by Whitney Webb – https://www.mintpressnews.com/william-barr-unanswered-questions-fbi-foreknowledge-el-paso-shooting/261221/ – “Yet, not long before the recent spate of mass shootings began, U.S. Attorney General William Barr gave a speech on July 23 in which he spoke of the need for all consumer electronic devices and encrypted software to have a backdoor for the government to bypass encryption, essentially calling for many of the same measures that Trump has proposed following the recent shootings… Notably, Barr concluded his speech by stating that he anticipated ‘a major incident may well occur at any time that will galvanize public opinion on these issues.’ In other words, just a few days prior to the recent spate of mass shootings, William Barr stated that he anticipated a public safety crisis that ‘may well occur at any time’ and would reduce public resistance to the further erosion of civil liberties that he was advocating for in his speech.” – Comment: Barr has been a facilitator of mass State Surveillance throughout his career, as outlined in this article.

GLOBAL DEBT BOMB THREATENS WORLD ECONOMYhttp://www.newsilkstrategies.com/economics-and-finance/global-debt-bomb-threatens-world-economy – “MOSCOW, August 2 – RIA Novosti, Natalia Dembinskaya. World debt has reached $246 trillion. This is an absolute record, more than three times global GDP – the cost of all products and services on the planet. Economists have warned that when a multi-trillion bomb, planted under the global economy, explodes, the crisis will break out worse than in 2008. RIA Novosti reports why the situation under which the fuses have already been lit is close to critical and whether it will be possible to avoid a general collapse…  Where does so much debt come from?..  As follows from a report published by the Institute of International Finance (IIF), in the first quarter, global debt increased by three trillion dollars compared to the same period last year and set another record: 246 trillion. This is almost 320% of global GDP.”

Jeffrey Epstein Reportedly Taken Off Suicide Watch Before Death – by Jim Mustian, Michael R. Sisak and Michael Balsamo – https://www.truthdig.com/articles/jeffrey-epstein-found-dead-of-apparent-suicide/ – “A person familiar with the matter told The Associated Press that Epstein had been taken off suicide watch. The person wasn’t authorized to discuss the matter publicly and spoke to AP on condition of anonymity. It wasn’t immediately clear when he was taken off suicide watch… Cameron Lindsay, a former warden who ran three federal lockups, said the death represents ‘an unfortunate and shocking failure, if proven to be a suicide.’.. ‘Unequivocally, he should have been on active suicide watch and therefore under direct and constant supervision,’ Lindsay said.”

Jeffrey Epstein found dead in his jail cell of apparent suicide: reporthttps://www.rawstory.com/2019/08/jeffrey-epstein-found-dead-in-his-jail-cell-of-apparent-suicide-report/ – “The New York Post is reporting that financier Jeffrey Epstein has been found dead in his jail after apparently committing suicide… The reports states, ‘Convicted pedophile Jeffrey Epstein died overnight in an apparent suicide, law enforcement sources told the Post Saturday.’.. ‘A gurney carrying a man who looked like Epstein was wheeled out of the Manhattan Correctional Center around 7:30 a.m. and headed to New York Downtown Hospital. A call for a reported cardiac arrest came in at 6:38 a.m., Fire Department sources said.’ ”

Epic Series by Whitney Webb of MintPressNews.com – The Jeffrey Epstein and the Roy Cohn, Donald Trump Deep State Milieu:

Part 1Hidden in Plain Sight: The Shocking Origins of the Jeffrey Epstein Case – Epstein is only the latest incarnation of a much older, more extensive and sophisticated operation that offers a frightening window into how deeply tied the U.S. government is to the modern-day equivalents of organized crime – by Whitney Webb – https://www.mintpressnews.com/shocking-origins-jeffrey-epstein-blackmail-roy-cohn/260621/

Part 2: Government by Blackmail: Jeffrey Epstein, Trump’s Mentor and the Dark Secrets of the Reagan Era – Appalling for both the villainous abuse of children itself and the chilling implications of government by blackmail, this tangled web of unsavory alliances casts a lurid light on the political history of the U.S. from the Prohibition Era right up through the Age of Trump – https://www.mintpressnews.com/blackmail-jeffrey-epstein-trump-mentor-reagan-era/260760/

Part 3: Mega Group, Maxwells and Mossad: The Spy Story at the Heart of the Jeffrey Epstein Scandal – The picture painted by the evidence is not a direct Epstein tie to a single intelligence agency but a web linking key members of the Mega Group, politicians, and officials in both the U.S. and Israel, and an organized-crime network with deep business and intelligence ties in both nations – https://www.mintpressnews.com/mega-group-maxwells-mossad-spy-story-jeffrey-epstein-scandal/261172/Comment: I’ve seen pieces of the info that Webb includes in these articles in various places, but she puts it ALL together in a very well organized and accessible way. Highly Recommended!

Amazon Continues Helping Police By Teaching Them How To Bypass A Warrant – by Aaron Kesel – https://www.activistpost.com/2019/08/amazon-continues-helping-police-by-teaching-them-how-to-bypass-a-warrant.html – “If that’s not enough, GovTech has reported that police can go around customers and request Ring camera footage directly from Amazon when they are denied access to homeowners’ cameras. Therefore, bypassing permission of the owners of the cameras and going directly to the source, Amazon’s Ring, to “subpoena” video footage… Amazon Ring now has a reported 225 partnerships with law enforcement according to Gizmodo. However, a report by Motherboard revealed that the number was actually 231 law enforcement agencies around the country who have partnered with Ring. It’s important to note that these partnerships take both a financial and digital form, because for every resident who downloads Ring’s Neighbors app, local police departments get credits toward buying the cameras they can then use distribute to residents. This arrangement makes salespeople out of what should be impartial and trusted protectors of our civic society, the EFF argues. : ‘This is not the first time the government has attempted to use an economic incentive to expand the reach of surveillance technology and to subsidize the vendors. In 2017, EFF spoke out against legislation that would provide tax credits for California residents who purchased home security systems.'”

US Congressman Warns of Political Conspiracy to Overturn the 2nd Amendment In Its Entirety – by Matt Agorist – https://www.activistpost.com/2019/08/us-congressman-warns-of-political-conspiracy-to-overturn-the-2nd-amendment-in-its-entirety.html – “Rep. Adam Kinzinger, R-Ill., told reporters this week that there is a political movement brewing in the US to overturn the Second Amendment in its entirety. Americans would no longer have a right to keep and bear arms…. Despite seeing the writing on the wall, Kinzinger is on board with much of the Republican base in the support of red flag laws… Citizens who are targeted by these laws will be deemed guilty first and only after their guns are taken, will they have a chance to defend themselves in court. This is the de facto removal of due process; and if history is any indicator, they will one day be used to disarm those who disagree with the State.”

Federal Judges Are Waging War on the Fourth Amendment – by Chris Calton – https://www.activistpost.com/2019/08/federal-judges-are-waging-war-on-the-fourth-amendment.html – “The result is that the police now enjoy unlimited reign in harassing, searching, and arresting drivers. Motivated by civil forfeiture laws that empower them to confiscate civilian property without charging the victim with a crime, the police have institutionalized the practice of conducting mass road stops as means of searching civilians for property to confiscate (a practice recently curtailed by a SCOTUS ruling, but not eliminated). Highway robbery has been legally sanctioned and encouraged by all branches of the federal government, so that state and local police forces can only accurately be understood is roadway pirates.”

6th-Grader Dragged Out Of Class For Saying Gender-Confused Boy “Is A Boy” – by Tyler Durden – https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-08-09/6th-grader-dragged-out-class-saying-gender-confused-boy-boy – “In a redacted letter to the school district, Liberty Counsel said Boy A had started publicly identifying as a female this spring. It became “heavily discussed at the school, particularly by a group of girls” in John’s classes who quickly started treating Boy A as a girl and frequently discussing his “transition” with him in art class… John is also in that class, and considers Boy A a friend. He was “subjected to conversations about these issues constantly, on at least a weekly or semi-weekly basis,” because the girls and Boy A sat directly behind him… On May 13 the girls claimed that “taking girl hormones” and eventually getting his “male private parts removed” would turn Boy A into a girl. John “disagreed as a factual matter” and said he was “not a girl.” Another boy agreed that sex is “what you’re born with,” and cannot be changed by hormones and surgery, and a third boy “may have said something to a similar effect,” according to Liberty Counsel… Their art teacher overheard the conversation and reported John and the boys to the assistant principal, falsely claiming they were “bullying” Boy A and that the third boy called him a “homosexual.” ”

Stocks, Yuan Plunge As Trump Warns “Could Cancel September Meeting” With China – by Tyler Durden – https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-08-09/stocks-tumble-trump-says-not-ready-deal-china – “President Trump tells reporters ‘it’s going very well with China,’ but the U.S. is not ready to make a deal… ‘In the case of China, the tariffs have been amazing,’… Trump also said that he has ‘no choice but to what he’s doing on China,’ and said trade talks with China scheduled to be held in Washington in September might not happen… ‘We have an open dialogue — we’ll see whether or not we keep our meeting in September.’.. ‘If we do, that’s fine, if we don’t, that’s fine’ ”

Bailout #3: Chinese Bank With $200 Billion In Assets Is Nationalized – by Tyler Durden – https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-08-09/bailout-3-chinese-bank-200-billion-assets-nationalized – “And so, fast forward to this week when overnight, the SCMP reported that China’s sovereign wealth fund has taken over Heng Feng Bank – the bank at the very top of the list shown above, one with roughly $200 billion in assets –  a troubled lender linked to fugitive financier Xiao Jianhua, in the third case in as many months of the state exerting its grip over wayward financial institutions… According to the report, Central Huijin Investment, a subsidiary of the China Investment Corporation that acts as the Chinese government’s shareholder in the country’s four biggest banks, emerged as a strategic investor in Heng Feng, according to a brief report overnight by Shanghai Securities News, published by state news agency Xinhua… In short, a 3rd Chinese bank in as many months received an implicit (or explicit) state bailout, and with the dominoes now falling, it’s just a matter of time before most if not all of the banks shown in the list above collapse.”

The Fed Is Trapped In A Rate-Cutting Box: It’s The Debt, Stupid! – by Tyler Durden – https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-08-09/fed-trapped-rate-cutting-box-its-debt-stupid – “The Fed desperately needs to keep credit expanding or the economy will collapse. However, it’s an unsustainable scheme… Key Debt Points: ● In 1984 it took $1 of additional debt to create an additional $1 of Real GDP. ● As of the fourth quarter of 2018, it took $3.8 dollars to create $1 of real GDP. ● As of 2013, it took more than a dollar of public debt to create a dollar of GDP. ● If interest rates were 3.0%, interest on total credit market debt would be a whopping $2.16 trillion per year. That approximately 11.5% of real GDP year in and year out.” (emphasis added)

This Is The Same Pattern The Fed Followed Before The Great Depression – by Brandon Smith – https://www.activistpost.com/2019/08/this-is-the-same-pattern-the-fed-followed-before-the-great-depression.html – “Keep in mind that the latest Fed decision does two things: First, it is an indirect admission that the U.S. is entering recession territory. Second, it is also an admission that the Fed doesn’t plan to do anything about it, at least, not until it’s too late. In other words, all those people who thought the central bank was about to kick the can on the current crash in economic fundamentals were mistaken. As I have been predicting for many months, the Fed has no intention of trying to delay the effects of negative conditions any longer. The crash is now a reality that the mainstream will have to accept… In order to understand why the Fed is withholding liquidity at this time instead of opening the floodgates, it is important to understand central banker motives. First and foremost, the assumption that the Fed is always concerned with keeping the financial system afloat is incorrect. The Fed has allowed the U.S. system to crash multiple times in its 106 year history. In truth, the Fed has created bubble after massive bubble through stimulus and low interest rates, and then crashed these bubbles using liquidity tightening policies… Essentially what the Fed has done is create an economic time bomb, a sensitive explosive that could be set off by the slightest tremor. Any new geopolitical shock event could trigger this bomb. A No Deal Brexit, a shooting war in Iran, etc. The public will look to these events as the “cause” of the economic crisis, when it was actually the central bank that made it all possible.”

Ukrainian Armed Forces Preparing For Agressive Actions In Donbass: DPR Intelligencehttps://southfront.org/ukrainian-armed-forces-preparing-for-agressive-actions-in-donbass-dpr-intelligence/ – “Our intelligence obtained information on preparation and deployment to the front positions of units and subunits of the reserve of the UAF towards Mariupol… According to data obtained from the headquarters of the invaders [Ukraine], as well as from local residents of the settlements occupied by the UAF in the south of Donetsk region, we received information regarding the firing positions of the 152-mm and 122-mm artillery installations of the 406th artillery brigade of the Navy… We regard such actions of the Ukrainian side as direct preparation for active hostilities against our Republic… We do not exclude the possibility that in the near future the Ukrainian invaders will carry out terrorist acts near the front line in order to create an occasion to launch an offensive, the victims of which will be UAF fighters or civilians.”

Damascus Rejects Turkish-U.S. “Peace Corridor” Agreement On Northeastern Syriahttps://southfront.org/damascus-rejects-turkish-u-s-peace-corridor-agreement-on-northeastern-syria/ – “A source in the Syrian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates told the Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA) on August 8 that Damascus sees the agreement as a blatant aggression against the sovereignty and territorial integrity of the country and a flagrant violation of the principles of the international law and the UN Charter… ‘This agreement has very clearly exposed the US-Turkish partnership in the aggression against Syria which serves the interest of the Israeli occupation entity and the Turkish expansionist ambitions and it unequivocally exposed the misleading and evasiveness which govern the policies of the Turkish regime,’ the source added… Turkey and the U.S. announced the initial agreement, a day earlier. While the agreement doesn’t specify the steps that both sides will take to establish the “peace corridor,” Turkish sources claim that Kurdish forces will be moved out of the zone.”

Liberalism Is Over – Russia, America, and Iran– by Israel Shamir – http://www.unz.com/ishamir/russia-america-and-iran/ – “This hard-earned prosperity and political longevity allows President Putin to hold his own in the international affairs. He is one of a few experienced leaders on the planet with twenty years at the top job. He has met with three Popes of Rome, four US Presidents, and many other rulers. This is important: 93-years old Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad who ruled his Malaysia for 40 years and has been elected again said the first ten years of a ruler are usually wasted in learning the ropes, and only after first twenty does he becomes proficient in the art of government. The first enemy a ruler must fight is his own establishment: media, army, intelligence and judges. While Trump is still losing in this conflict, Putin is doing fine – by his Judoka evasive action.”

Israel To Participate In US-led Mission In Persian Gulf By Providing Intelligence And “Other” Activitieshttps://southfront.org/israel-to-participate-in-us-led-mission-in-persian-gulf-by-providing-intelligence-and-other-activities/ – “On August 6th, Israeli Foreign Minister Israel Katz said that the country would support the US-led operation to provide a sort of maritime security in the Persian Gulf… Speaking at a closed session of the Knesset Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee, Katz said Israel was assisting the mission with intelligence and other unspecified fields… Katz told a ministers’ meeting that the two reached “substantial agreements,” adding that he was working toward “transparent normalization and signed agreements” with Gulf states. He added: ‘We do not have a conflict with them.’.. Katz further said that it is an Israeli interest to stop Iranian entrenchment in the region and strengthen Israel’s relationship with Gulf countries.”

When You Get An Email Like This From The Fed, It May Be Time To Panic – by Tyler Durden – https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-08-07/when-you-get-email-fed-it-may-be-time-panic – “As we explained in detail, the main reason why the Fed should be concerned, is that according to a research report from BofA’s Marc Cabana which we used extensively in the report, the Fed may be forced to launch Quantitative Easing as soon as Q4 to provide the market with the much needed liquidity, or else suffer the consequences of a major liquidity shortage. To wit, in describing the various steps the Fed can engage in, this is what the BofA strategist said: ‘Outright QE: after OMO dealer capacity is exhausted the Fed may need to start permanently expanding its balance sheet. The Fed would likely describe this as offsetting “bank reserve demand and growth in other non-reserve liabilities”. Regardless, it would represent the Fed permanently buying USTs outright to maintain control of funding markets well above the ZLB.’.. Well, it appears that the Fed paid attention, because moments ago we received an email from a Federal Reserve researcher which should make everyone very, very nervous. Specifically, the “rather urgent request” from a Fed staffer (no, not Edward Quince) seeks the full Cabana report whose gist, as noted above, is that the Fed will have to launch QE4 in very short notice to offset the upcoming liquidity drain.”

Protests In Hong Kong Continue From Morning, With Violence Escalatinghttps://southfront.org/protests-in-hong-kong-continue-from-morning-with-violence-escalating/ – “More than 100 flights were cancelled at the Hong Kong airport earlier in the day, but the backlog is being worked through and normal work is being restored… In total, demonstrations took place in seven districts. In these five police fire tear gas at protesters: ● Tin Shui Wai; ● Wong Tai Sin; ● Admiralty/ Central; ● Tsim Sha Tsui; ● Tai Po… The other two locations with protester activity were the Hong Kong airport and the HK Disneyland… The Associated Press reported that a Hong Kong official had said that the People’s Liberation Army would not be deployed…  ‘An official says Hong Kong’s police are fully supported by the government and there is no need to deploy China’s military to cope with increasingly violent anti-government protests.’ ” (underlined emphasis added)

Americans Should Be Very Skeptical Of Calls For New “Terrorism” Laws – by Caitlin Johnstone – https://www.activistpost.com/2019/08/americans-should-be-very-skeptical-of-calls-for-new-terrorism-laws.html – “I have no easy answers for America’s mass shooting epidemic, and as an Australian I see the gun control debate as outside my sovereign territory. I will simply suggest, as I so often do, that if Americans really want to address the problem then the best place to start is to do the first ever honest and in-depth study on the effects of domestic propaganda on the American mind, particularly war propaganda. There are only so many times a certain type of mind can be told violence-glorifying lies before it snaps; if anyone researches mass shootings in the light of the constant psychological abuse that Americans suffer at the hands of their mass media, I guarantee they’ll find a connection. Americans are the most propagandized people on earth because of their proximity to the most strategically crucial part of the empire; it’s not a coincidence that they’re also by far the most prone to mass shootings… One thing I can tell you won’t fix your problems, America, and that’s listening to the propagandists who want you to hand over even more control to a government that has already begun floating high-altitude surveillance balloons over your country without your permission.,, Don’t let them bully you with fear.

Currency War Begins: Chinese Yuan Crashes Past 7 To New Record Low; Global Markets Tumble After Beijing Suspends US Agri Imports – by Tyler Durden – https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-08-04/currency-war-begins-chinese-yuan-crashes-past-7usd-record-lowUpdate 1 – China is firing all the big guns tonight, because just an hour after Beijing effectively devalued the yuan, when it launched the latest currency war with the US, Bloomberg reported that the Chinese government has asked its state-owned enterprises ‘to suspend imports of U.S. agricultural products after President Donald Trump ratcheted up trade tensions with the Asian nation last week.’.. Update 2: – China’s central bank has confirmed that it is, indeed, on, saying that it is able to keep the yuan exchange rate at a reasonable and balanced level – whatever that means – while acknowledging that the Yuan plunging beyond 7 per dollar is due to market supply and demand, trade protectionism and expectations on additional tariffs on Chinese goods... Meanwhile, resorting to its old, tired and worn out tricks, Dow Jones reports that the PBOC will crack down on short-term Yuan speculation, and anchor market expectations... Which is great… if only the PBOC didn’t say exactly the same back in May, when it warned currency traders that  those ‘shorting the yuan will inevitably suffer from a huge loss.‘.. Three months later, it’s currency traders 1 – Beijing 0... China’s state-run agricultural firms have now stopped buying American farm goods, and are waiting to see how trade talks progress... Translation: trade talks, even the fake kind, is now over, dead and buried, and the only question is how Trump will react... Update 3: The carnage from yuan volatility is starting to spread… Chinese bond yields are tumbling…” – Comment: Bonds, Chinese Bonds, Offshore Yuan, U.S. Dollar plummet. Dow is down over 800 points (3%)

Walmart, El Paso, TX Shooting – 3 to 4 Shooters Say Eyewitnesses & More… (13 min )

https://youtu.be/Tj6qa_mKsNo

https://twitter.com/SGTreport/status/1157803155385671682

Lee Stanahan interview from Patrick Henningsen’s Twitter feed (20 min) – https://twitter.com/21WIRE/status/1158409873538846728Great interview and analysis by Lee Stanahan on Faultlines Radio – The Alt Right nexus and the Epstein Furor

“Antivaxxers Are Killers” Programmed Into Microsoft’s BING Autosuggest – Is this Hate Speech? – by Sayer Ji – https://www.greenmedinfo.com/blog/antivaxxers-are-killers-programmed-microsofts-bing-autosuggest-hate-speech – “Recently, Google was caught red-handed manipulating its search results to serve a not-so-hidden agenda, both by scrubbing its results clean of natural health and vaccine skeptical information, and by rigging its autocomplete keyword phrases to disparage complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) and promote an exclusively pro-vaccine agenda… Now, a new investigation reveals that Bing (Microsoft’s search engine launched in 2009 which has 9% of the global markeshare) is targeting the so-called “vaccine hesitant” with preprogrammed search suggestions that bully, disparage, and ultimately characterize this increasingly marginalized group as dangerous and violent against others… Moreover, Bing falsely claims that its “autosuggest” function is based on the volume of real searches made by others, and not arbitrary human biases and/or political agendas originating within Microsoft itself.”

For the Week of 7/29/19:

More Signs the Next Big Financial Crisis May Begin in Germany – by Lubomir Tassev – https://www.activistpost.com/2019/08/more-signs-the-next-big-financial-crisis-may-begin-in-germany.html – “Berlin has gotten itself, and the rest of Europe, into an almost hopeless situation. The Eurozone is tuned in a way that benefits its largest economy. That, however, leads to the concentration of money in Germany whose banks have been lending it back to the weaker partners in the Eurozone and the EU to sustain them and their markets. Sooner or later, the poor borrowers won’t be able to take any more debt. It’s already happened with Greece, for example… Germany has become a lender, supplier and consumer that’s too big to fail. A German crisis would surely drag the rest of the Eurozone and hurt the global economy. So now Europe is basically financing Germany through low and subzero interest rates. Things are nearing a point where normal economic logic isn’t part of the equation anymore. Investors are literary paying more and more to lend money to Germany, as Welt business editor Holger Zschaepitz remarked in a tweet this week. Berlin recently sold €2.345 billion of 10-year debt at a record low yield of -0.41%.”

Al-Qaeda Stronger Than Ever? State Department’s War On Terror Redux – by Tyler Durden – https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-08-02/al-qaeda-stronger-ever-war-terror-redux – “Now approaching two decades after 9/11 and the start of the so-called “war on terror” we’ve now come full circle. With the ISIS caliphate dead, and with Pentagon officials increasingly unable to justify the US expanding Middle East footprint based on that inflated threat, we’re now being told al-Qaeda is back and stronger than ever.”

NSA Whistleblower Edward Snowden Says Facebook, Instagram Spying On Customers — Wants To Help Combat Surveillance – by Aaron Kesel – https://www.activistpost.com/2019/08/nsa-whistleblower-edward-snowden-says-facebook-instagram-spying-on-customers-wants-to-help-combat-surveillance.html – “In a tweet rant posted on Twitter, Snowden expressed that both social media giants owned by Mark Zuckerberg were involved in spying on their users, as well as YouTube. Snowden also announced that he has created new accounts on the platforms and that he will explain how the sites spy on users. He added, that he would “explain methods to limit how much they know about you,” if you choose to use them… It’s worth noting that this author recently wrote an article on Palantir, the company that was accused of providing the technology that enables NSA’s mass surveillance PRISM. In that article, we went into extensive detail about Palantir’s history as a company and the development of software used at Fusion Centers across the U.S…. Palantir’s software in many ways is similar to the Prosecutor’s Management Information System (PROMIS) stolen software Main Core and may be the next evolution in that code, which allegedly predated PRISM. In 2008, Salon.com published details about a top-secret government database that might have been at the heart of the Bush administration’s domestic spying operations. The database known as “Main Core” reportedly collected and stored vast amounts of personal and financial data about millions of Americans in event of an emergency like Martial Law.”

Trump Considering Blockade of Venezuelahttps://www.rt.com/news/465610-venezuela-us-blockade-trump/ – “Trump made the off-hand remark, which may mean tons of additional hardship for the people of crisis-hit Venezuela, after he was asked by a reporter at the White House lawn if he has been considering a blockade or a quarantine of the Latin American country, ‘given the amount of foreign involvement from Russia, China, and Iran.’.. ‘Yes, I am,’ the US president responded, without elaborating. The curt response prompted the journalist to ask again, only for Trump to triple down: ‘Yes, I am. Yes. Yes, I am.’ ”

US planning to roll out peace plan at meeting with Arab leaders – report – Israeli paper says invitations to be extended by Kushner during Middle East trip this week, Netanyahu helped plan conference but unlikely to attend – https://www.timesofisrael.com/us-planning-to-roll-out-peace-plan-at-meeting-with-arab-leaders-report/ – “The United States is reportedly planning a conference with Arab leaders at Camp David, during which US President Donald Trump will roll out his plan for Israeli-Palestinian peace… Invitations to the conference will be extended by Jared Kushner, Trump’s senior adviser and son-in-law, as he visits Israel and the Middle East this week to drum up support for the plan, the Yedioth Ahronoth daily reported Wednesday… US officials have previously stated the plan would not be released until after the Israeli elections… According to the report, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu helped plan the meeting, which could be a boon to his reelection hopes.”

‘Pentagon doesn’t want advice of American people’: US stops tracking who controls Afghan territories (3 min) – Comment: Wars to be kept secret from the American people paying the bills, whom Trump identifies with “the enemy.”

https://youtu.be/WebhE3C3Bhc

5800 Fake Families Found at Border – Children Brought Across Border to Feed Sex Trafficking Networks – by Brian Shilhavy – http://healthimpactnews.com/2019/5800-fake-families-found-at-border-children-brought-across-border-to-feed-sex-trafficking-networks/ – Rogers says that because the demand is so great in the U.S., traffickers are filling that demand with an increased supply of forced sex workers… ‘So the demand here in the United States is a global one,’ he said. ‘We do have men traveling the globe to go to places like Thailand and other places in East Asia to purchase sex with kids. But, in fact, the demand is so great that the supply has needed to be filled here in the United States.’.. ‘Because of the demand, then these traffickers are filling that demand with supply. And the demand is so great here in the United States that they’re filling the supply with our very own kids,’ Rogers continued. (Source.).. The problem of child sex trafficking should be a non-partisan issue, and the corporate “mainstream” media needs to stop portraying the problems with children at the borders as a problem with separating children from their parents.”

Refusing to be Silent, Parents Come Forward to Describe How their Children Suffered Painful Deaths After Being Vaccinatedhttp://healthimpactnews.com/2019/refusing-to-be-silent-parents-come-forward-to-describe-how-their-children-suffered-painful-deaths-after-being-vaccinated/ – “California Medical Doctor Sues Medical Board Over Intimidating Doctors Who Write Vaccine Medical Exemptions – He recently asked for parents who had children that died as a result of vaccines to email him their stories, and then another California doctor, Dr. Robert Rowen, who has a large following on Facebook, published their stories today… Dr. Rowen commented that these stories brought him to tears, and warns his readers that they may also have the same effect on them… We reproduce these stories here for greater public awareness, and to make sure their voices are not silenced by the Social Media tech giants… There are common themes in many of these tragic stories where once healthy and normal children deteriorated in health after receiving vaccines, and then died… From child protective services (CPS) threats against parents who question vaccines and risk losing their children if they do not comply, to doctors who refuse to admit vaccines cause harm and therefore will not treat vaccine injuries, these testimonies show that we are facing a real crisis and tragedy in the U.S. today when it comes to vaccine policy… These are among the few and brave parents who will not be silenced, risking their reputations and careers to tell their stories publicly in a country now ruled by medical tyranny.”

U.S. Preparing Militant Sabotage Groups To Attack Syrian Oil Infrastructure: Russiahttps://southfront.org/u-s-preparing-militant-sabotage-groups-to-attack-syrian-oil-infrastructure-russia/ – “The US is preparing militant sabotage groups that would be tasked with attacks on Syrian oil infrastructure, the Russian Defense Ministry warned on July 29. According to reports, such groups have been spotted in the areas of al-Suwayda, al-Bukamal and Palmyra… Head of the Russian General Staff’s Main Operational Department Col. Gen. Sergei Rudskoi said that the US is training around 2,700 miltiants of Jaysh Maghawir al-Thawra and other militant groups. US-trained sabotage groups are being deployed in the government-held areas to destabilize the situation there… The Russian side added that the situation is also tense in the Idlib de-escalation zone. According to Col. Gen. Rudskoi, at least 500 members of Hayat Tahrir al-Sham were deployed from the northern part of the zone to southern Idlib.”

Orwellian Own-Goal: Finland’s ‘Fake News’ Training Children to Believe Only Mainstream Propaganda – by Patrick Henningsen – https://21stcenturywire.com/2019/07/29/orwellian-own-goal-finlands-fake-news-training-children-to-believe-only-mainstream-propaganda/ – “Toivanen then said something that’s been becoming and more apparent – the targets of propaganda need to taught from very young age to only believe the Western propaganda, any other kind is inherently wrong and evil, but the US-fabricated one can’t possibly be fake news… ‘It’s not just a government problem, the whole society has been targeted. We are doing our part, but it’s everyone’s task to protect the Finnish democracy,’ Toivanen said, before adding: ‘The first line of defense is the kindergarten teacher.’.. At the French-Finnish School of Helsinki, a bilingual state-run K-12 institution, training children to spot any alleged attempt by Russia to influence their fragile minds is taken quite seriously.”

Designer Protein Acts as a Switch for Cellular Circuitry – Unlike biotech tools adapted from nature, the invention was entirely conceived by humans and represents one of the few proteins made from scratch in the lab – by Nicoletta Lanese – https://www.the-scientist.com/news-opinion/designer-protein-acts-as-a-switch-for-cellular-circuitry-66200 – “In their demonstrative studies, the researchers used LOCKR to trigger cell death, degrade specific proteins, and direct the movement of materials through living cells. Individual LOCKR proteins can also be connected to form circuits, systems able make changes within the cell in response to internal and external stimuli. The researchers first tested their tool in yeast, then successfully designed a modified version that works in lab-grown human cells… ‘It signals the dawn of de novo designer proteins,’ says Ahmad Khalil, a biomedical engineer at Boston University who was not involved in the research, in an interview with The Washington Post. De novo proteins, designed start to finish by humans, may carry advantages over repurposed natural proteins. While naturally occurring proteins may serve multiple functions and work via different mechanisms, synthetic proteins can be built to do just one thing. LOCKR, which counts among the first de novo proteins ever invented, can only function as a molecular switch.”

The Alternative Media Can Defeat the Mainstream Media – Here’s the Game Plan – by Ron Unz – https://russia-insider.com/en/media-criticism/alternative-media-can-defeat-mainstream-media-heres-game-plan/ri23703Another wonderful article from the inimitable Ron Unz

5 of the Most Important Use Cases for Cryptocurrency – by Kai Sedgwick – https://www.activistpost.com/2019/07/5-of-the-most-important-use-cases-for-cryptocurrency.html – “Crypto assets have come a long way since Bitcoin. What started out as a P2P payment system has spawned an array of use cases that extend far beyond the original designation of cryptocurrency. While the primary function of crypto assets such as ETH and BTC is a matter of some debate, what’s indisputable is that digital currencies can now be used for more than merely paying for goods and services. Here are five use cases for crypto assets that demonstrate the extent of the fintech revolution taking place. – ● Use Case 1: Digital Cash; ● Use Case 2: Programmable Money; ● Use Case 3; Collateral; ● Use Case 4: Governance; ● Use Case 5: Collectibles.”

Mom seeks Supreme ruling on minor son’s sex change against her willhttps://www.wnd.com/2019/07/mom-seeks-supreme-ruling-on-minor-sons-sex-change-against-her-will/ – “A mother whose juvenile son was assisted in sex-change procedures by authorities in Minnesota against her wishes is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to review her case… The Thomas More Society on Wednesday asked the high court to review the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals’ ruling affirming the decision by county officials to shepherd the boy through a sex change… The petition to review Anmarie Calgaro v. St. Louis County contends Calgaro’s due process rights were trampled when the county and its referred health providers ended her parental control over her minor son without her permission or a court order… Erick Kaardal, special counsel for the Thomas More Society, said Calgaro’s right to supervise her child’s welfare, educational and medical care decisions were ripped away by St. Louis County authorities without even parental notice.”

THE OBAMA SHOE-BANGING MOMENT ON THE UKRAINE FRONT – DUTCH AND AUSTRALIAN TROOPS WERE PLANNING TO START WAR WITH RUSSIA AFTER MH17 WAS SHOT DOWN – by John Helmer – http://johnhelmer.net/the-obama-shoe-banging-moment-on-the-ukraine-front-dutch-and-australian-troops-were-planning-to-start-war-with-russia-after-mh17-was-shot-down/ – “According to Dutch sources, the military plan of attack was aborted when Germany refused to participate directly, or allow its bases and airspace to be used. Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte announced the Dutch were pulling their troops out of the plan on July 27. He said at the time: “Getting the military upper hand for an international mission in this area is, according to our conclusion, not realistic.” That was ten days after the MH17 crash. But Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott and his cabinet continued, Brown and his sources reveal, to plan the operation with the US for another 10 days… The cover story, according to the Telegraaf, was “to ensure the 23 Dutch crash investigators and 40 unarmed military police officers can do their job.” The real objective, according to one of Telegraaf’s sources, was: “if our commandos are there, they should certainly try to arrest those responsible. [Russian] Colonel Igor the Terrible Girkin [Strelkov] and his associates.” For background on Girkin’s role in Russian plans and operations in eastern Ukraine, read this… The Dutch newspaper didn’t reveal the Dutch troops would be deployed alongside the 3,000-man Australian force, and that the German command of Division Schnelle Kräfte would also be involved. Telegraaf claimed the operation was “not expected at the NATO headquarters in Brussels”, although it had been presented to ‘the authorities in Kiev before the green light [was given] and cooperation promised.’.. The Dutch newspaper didn’t reveal the Dutch troops would be deployed alongside the 3,000-man Australian force, and that the German command of Division Schnelle Kräfte would also be involved.”

MH17 Evidence Tampering Revealed by Malaysia – The Dutch Covered-Up Forged Telephone Tapes, Ukraine Hid Radar Records – The FBI attempted to seize black boxes, and witness testimony was misreported – by John Helmer – https://russia-insider.com/en/mh17-evidence-tampering-revealed-malaysia-dutch-covered-forged-telephone-tapes-ukraine-hid-radar – “A new documentary from Max van der Werff, the leading independent investigator of the Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 disaster, has revealed breakthrough evidence of tampering and forging of prosecution materials; suppression of Ukrainian Air Force radar tapes; and lying by the Dutch, Ukrainian, US and Australian governments. An attempt by agents of the US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) to take possession of the black boxes of the downed aircraft is also revealed by a Malaysian National Security Council official for the first time.”

Child trafficking CPS agencies now using “predictive analytics” to decide which children to kidnap – by Ethan Huff – https://www.naturalnews.com/2019-07-28-cps-agencies-now-use-predictive-analytics-to-kidnap-children.html – “Because of this, parents need to be extra careful when reaching out to state officials for anything involving their children, as one wrong move could land them on the “pre-criminal” list, making them ripe targets for illicit child abduction by CPS agents… ‘So listen-up ‘at-risk’ new mothers: In the world of predictive analytics, the fact that you reached out for help when you needed it and accepted assistance on how to be better parents isn’t a sign of strength – it’s a reason to consider you suspect, and make it more likely that your children will be taken away,’ LaPoint warns… ‘The campaign for predictive analytics is led largely, though not exclusively, by the field’s worst extremists – those who have been most fanatical about advocating a massive increase in the number of children torn from everyone they know and love and consigned to the chaos of foster care – and also by those most deeply ‘in denial’ when it comes to the problem of racial bias in child welfare,’ she adds.”

Please Get This Out – by Anna Von Reitz – http://www.paulstramer.net/2019/07/please-get-this-out.html – “Their present assumption — that we are all either Fourteenth Amendment “citizens of the United States” amounts to a claim that our country and government no longer exists and that we are all Negro Plantation slaves and public property– or “Enemy Combatants” in commercial mercenary wars that are over a century old –cannot be allowed to stand… We rebut the Enemy Combatant claim by taking our exemption under Title 50 Section 7 (c) and (e)… And we rebut the enslaved Negro Fourteenth Amendment “Citizen” claim as we see fit. The so-called “Amendment” is in fact a corporate By Law adopted by a Scottish Commercial Corporation merely doing business as “The United States of America, Inc” (1868 charter) and that corporation has been defunct since 1907 — so the most appropriate response is to to say, ‘What are you idiots even talking about? What “Fourteenth Amendment? Whose “Fourteenth Amendment”? That corporation was a foreign fraud and has been defunct since 1907.’ ” – Comment: I’d like to see links to substantiating evidence posted with Anna’s articles…

Report: Vast Majority Of Yemen Civilian Deaths Due To US Coalition Bombings (13 min) – by Ryan Cristian, The Last American Vagabond – https://youtu.be/Noz9JB9MEZgVideo is “Age Restricted” (!?)

No One Is Safe: How Saudi Arabia Makes Dissidents Disappear – The assassination of Jamal Khashoggi was no aberration. A Vanity Fair investigation reveals how Saudi Arabia attempts to abduct, repatriate—and sometimes murder—citizens it regards as enemies of the state – by Ayman M. Mohyeldin – https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2019/07/how-saudi-arabia-makes-dissidents-disappear – “Recently, bin Farhan, who rarely grants interviews to Western reporters, had incensed the kingdom’s leaders with his calls for human rights reforms—an unusual grievance for a Saudi prince. What’s more, he spoke openly of his desire to establish a political movement that might eventually install an opposition leader, upending the kingdom’s dynastic rule… As we sat over coffee, he relayed a story that at first sounded innocuous. One day in June 2018, his mother, who lives in Egypt, called him with what she thought was good news. The Saudi Embassy in Cairo had contacted her, she said, and had a proposal: The kingdom wanted to mend relations with the prince and was willing to offer him $5.5 million as a goodwill gesture. Since bin Farhan was struggling financially (reportedly due, in part, to a dispute with the ruling family), his mother welcomed this chance for a reconciliation. But as tempting as the overture was, he claimed he never considered it seriously. And when he followed up with Saudi officials, he realized the deal had a dangerous catch. They had told him he could collect his payment only if he personally came to a Saudi embassy or consulate. That immediately set off alarm bells. He declined the offer.”

For the Week of 7/22/19:

NYT: The Tables Have Turned — Time To Investigate The FBI, Steele And The Rest Of The ‘Witch Hunters’ – by Tyler Durden – https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-04-21/nyt-tables-have-turned-time-investigate-fbi-steele-and-rest-witch-huntersAmazing, detailed article from Zero Hedge

IF HE IS ALLOWED TO TESTIFY, BIG NAMES ARE GOING TO PRISON FOR LIFEGREAT edition of the SGT Report re: Fallout from the Mueller investigation and the potential role Julian Assange can have as things develop.

https://youtu.be/zdLYMbjI8I8

The Real Reason The Propagandists Have Been Promoting Russia Hysteria – by Caitlin Johnstone – https://caitlinjohnstone.com/2019/07/27/the-real-reason-the-propagandists-have-been-promoting-russia-hysteria/Possibly the most tightly focused and effective article Caitlin has written to-date. And that’s saying something.

“The Media Is Reluctant to Report Israel Boasts of Killing Iranians” – by Philip M. Giraldi – https://ahtribune.com/world/north-africa-south-west-asia/3343-tzachi-hanegbi-boasts-killing-iranians.html – “It is rare that a high official in a government will admit that his country has been killing foreigners without any declaration of war or being subjected to an imminent threat, but that is exactly whatIsraeli Regional Cooperation Minister Tzachi Hanegbi has done recently, boasting on a Sunday morning talk radio show that ‘Israel is the only country in the world that has been killing Iranians for two years now.’.. What is astonishing is that Minister Hangebi does not perceive the implications of the Israeli government’s apparent willingness to kill Syrians on the ground by intent and also as collateral damage even though it is not at war with Damascus. It does so with the stated objective of killing Iranians even though it is also not at war with Iran. It is, to state it succinctly, several war crimes tied up in one package and it would make the Jewish state uniquely a rogue among nations but for the fact that the United States has done the same sort of thing with cruise missile strikes in Syria, though not in as sustained a fashion as have the Israelis.”

10,000 American Cryptocurrency Owners Will Receive Warning Letters From the IRS – by Jamie Redman – https://www.activistpost.com/2019/07/10000-american-cryptocurrency-owners-will-receive-warning-letters-from-the-irs.html – “On July 26, the U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS) announced that the tax agency has started sending letters to American cryptocurrency owners advising them to pay their taxes. According to the organization, three types of letters will be sent to more than 10,000 taxpayers by the end of August. The news follows the recent IRS taskforce slide that shows alarming recommendations on how tax agents should investigate digital currency users… Through Compliance Efforts the Internal Revenue Service Has Collected 10,000 Names: The IRS media room has published a press release explaining that the government tax agency plans to send letters to Americans who own digital currencies. The organization’s announcement, published on Friday, says that the letters will be sent to taxpayers who have participated in virtual currency transactions or otherwise did not report past transactions properly. The IRS calls the letters of recommendation “educational” and started sending the notices last week. Through IRS “compliance efforts,” the tax agency has obtained the names of more than 10,000 Americans who will receive this correspondence.”

Why the Canadian Government Is Confronting Venezuela – by Arnold August – https://www.telesurenglish.net/opinion/Why-the-Canadian-Government-Is-Confronting-Venezuela-20190718-0006.html – “A few days after Chavez’s 2013 death the Globe and Mail’s ‘Report on Business’ published a front-page story about Scotiabank’s interests in Venezuela, which were acquired just before his rise to power. It noted: ‘Bank of Nova Scotia [Scotiabank] is often lauded for its bold expansion into Latin America, having completed major acquisitions in Colombia and Peru. But when it comes to Venezuela, the bank has done little for the past 15 years – primarily because the government of President Hugo Chavez has been hostile to large-scale foreign investment.’.. These considerations no doubt explain why the Trudeau government has been involved in Donald Trump’s attempted coups against Venezuela. Canada is also spearheading the economic sanctions imposed on the country, which recent studies have termed genocidal. Indeed, US-Lima Group policy represents a declaration of war, even though there has yet to be any military intervention as such… Is this the only way Canada can defend the interests of its companies in Venezuela? Surely not. There must be much more “Canadian” approaches that it can draw upon.”

USDA Opens the Door to New Untested, Unlabeled GMOs – by Pat Thomas – https://www.organicconsumers.org/blog/usda-opens-door-untested-unlabeled-gmos – “On June 6, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) proposed to overhaul longstanding regulations governing genetically modified organisms (GMO). The proposed new rule would revise the agency’s current method for regulating genetically modified plants, and would exclude newer so-called “gene-edited” GMOs… In a statement, the USDA said the new rule came ‘in response to advances in genetic engineering.’.. A week later, in the political equivalent of a one-two-punch, President Trump bolstered the USDA’s proposal by signing an executive order directing the USDA, as well as the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA, to “streamline” GMO regulations in the U.S. for agricultural biotechnology, including for genetically modified livestock and seeds… The full import of these two moves, and specifically the threat that they represent to consumer freedom, is only just starting to sink in—and the need for consumer action has become urgent. Contact the USDA here.

Under Brazil’s Far Right Leader, Amazon Protections Slashed and Forests Fall – by Letícia Casado and Ernesto Londoño – https://www.msn.com/en-ie/news/indepth/under-brazils-far-right-leader-amazon-protections-slashed-and-forests-fall/ar-AAEYI9M – “BRASÍLIA — The destruction of the Amazon rain forest in Brazil has increased rapidly since the nation’s new far-right president took over and his government scaled back efforts to fight illegal logging, ranching and mining… Protecting the Amazon was at the heart of Brazil’s environmental policy for much of the past two decades. At one point, Brazil’s success in slowing the deforestation rate made it an international example of conservation and the effort to fight climate change… But with the election of President Jair Bolsonaro, a populist who has been fined personally for violating environmental regulations, Brazil has changed course substantially, retreating from the efforts it once made to slow global warming by preserving the world’s largest rain forest.”

Israel attacks protesters in newly demolished Jerusalem areahttps://www.middleeastmonitor.com/20190727-israel-attacks-protesters-in-newly-demolished-jerusalem-area/ – “Israeli occupation forces yesterday attacked Palestinian protesters in the Wadi Al-Hummus neighbourhood of the occupied Jerusalem town of Sur Baher, Ma’an reported… The protesters gathered on both sides of the illegal Israeli Separation Wall and held Friday prayers in the area to show solidarity with its residents who saw 100 residential units razed this week in what rights groups have described as Israel’s “biggest crime of ethnic cleansing since 1967”… Head of the Committee of Wadi Al-Hummus, Hamada Hamada, said occupation forces attacked Palestinian protesters with gas canisters and rubber bullets, protesters had problems breathing as a result… Mohamed Abu-Teir, member of the committee, said that the Israeli occupation attacked the Palestinian homes adjacent to the Separation Wall, causing many casualties among women and children.”

Technocrats and Neocons Respond to the Polar Silk Road – by Matthew Ehret – https://www.strategic-culture.org/news/2019/07/03/technocrats-and-neocons-respond-to-the-polar-silk-road/ – “These three bills combined threaten to devastate the Canadian economy which heavily relies on resource development (especially since its manufacturing sector has been so viciously hollowed out over the course of 25 years of NAFTA outsourcing). Already, Alberta which is a hub of the Canadian Yellow vest movement, is on fire with thousands protesting the shutdown of employment and economic potential under the ideologically driven craze to “stop global warming” (which has a lot more to do with stopping Russia and China than many would care to admit). The beleaguered Trudeau/Freeland government which faces collapse in the upcoming October elections has now found itself in a paradoxical situation of 1) needing to resist the growth policy driven by the Russia-China alliance on the one side while 2) needing to appease the flames of mass revolt within the country on the other side… For this reason, Trudeau also approved the Trans Mountain pipeline project which has been on the rocks for several years. The project will increase oil and natural gas output from Alberta to 890 000 barrels/day by connecting a pipeline from Edmonton Alberta to Burnaby, BC… The Trudeau/Freeland green regime have justified this paradoxical decision by claiming that all profits from the pipeline will now be used to fund Canada’s transition to a zero-growth green energy infrastructure grid which will ironically prohibit all such major projects from ever being built again. If it sounds absurd, that is because all empires committed to a policy of Malthusian depopulation must somehow balance an agenda of killing human cattle on the one side while keeping those cattle happy enough to vote into power those political operatives assigned to cull the herd.” (emphasis added)

How Government Agencies Make Criminals of Crypto Traders – by Graham Smith – https://www.activistpost.com/2019/07/how-government-agencies-make-criminals-of-crypto-traders.html – “A New Jersey man has been indicted this week for converting over $2 million to bitcoin and operating a private exchange business not registered with the U.S. Secretary of the Treasury. According to a July 24 press release by the U.S. Attorney’s office, 46-year-old William Green could face up to five years in prison and a $250,000 fine if convicted. Green isn’t alone. With tighter and tighter crypto regulations being imposed worldwide, entrepreneurs, small startups, and even unsuspecting hobbyists are being indicted and threatened by the “crypto cop” dragnet.”

US Blocks UN Vote Condemning Israeli Demolition of Palestinian Homes – by Patrick Hennigsen – https://21stcenturywire.com/2019/07/27/us-blocks-un-vote-condemning-israeli-demolition-of-palestinian-homes/ – “The United States blocked an attempt to get the United Nations Security Council to condemn Israel’s demolition of Palestinian homes on the outskirts of Jerusalem, diplomats said… Citing 17 Palestinians who would be displaced by the destruction, UN officials had called on Israel to halt the plans. But Israel continued, saying the 10 apartment buildings it demolished on Monday had been built illegally, and posed a threat to Israeli armed forces along the occupied West Bank. Most of the homes were still under construction.” – Comment: Imagine if the Israelis ruled the world.

Time Runs Out on Operation Ukraine – by Tom Luongo – https://theduran.com/time-runs-out-on-operation-ukraine/ – “For the first few months of his presidency Zelensky has sent mixed signals as to what he intends to do on the world stage. He’s offered to meet with Putin, who then asked saliently, ‘to what end?’.. He’s tried to pull back on the conflict only to see the shelling continue and, at times, intensify… Zelensky is dealing with the same kind of bureaucratic revolt against change that Donald Trump has dealt with. In fact, it’s the same people running the both shows… If there was one thing that has become glaringly obvious over the past three years it is that the coup attempt by the bureaucracy against Trump it is that much of it was cooked up in Ukraine under the dutiful eye of former President Poroshenko.”

Vanity Fair: ‘Prominent Republicans’ Think Jeffrey Epstein ‘Was A Mossad Agent’ – by Chris Menahan – http://www.informationliberation.com/?id=60510 – “Epstein remained a fixture in elite circles even after he was a registered sex offender. A few years ago, for example, he was a guest at a dinner in Palo Alto hosted by LinkedIn cofounder Reid Hoffman for the MIT neuroscientist Ed Boyden. At the dinner, Elon Musk introduced Epstein to Mark Zuckerberg… One source who’s done business with Epstein told me that Epstein’s 21,000-square-foot townhouse on East 71st Street welcomed a steady stream of the Davos crowd in the past decade. The source said Bill Gates, Larry Summers, and Steve Bannon visited the house, which has been called one of the largest private residences in Manhattan. “Jeffrey collected people. That’s what he did,” the source said. Gates and Summers did not respond to requests for comment.”

Top University Artificial Intelligence Experts Warn of “Technical Flaws” In Pre-Crime Police Systems – by Nicholas West – https://www.activistpost.com/2019/07/top-university-artificial-intelligence-experts-warn-of-technical-flaws-in-pre-crime-police-systems.html – ” A new paper released by MIT entitled “Technical Flaws of Pretrial Risk Assessments Raise Grave Concerns” has been signed by some of the highest level university experts in the field of A.I. and law… Despite this very esteemed panel of mainstream contributors, their concerns about the current state of artificial intelligence in law enforcement and the justice system align with those which readers of alternative media already would be quite familiar… The document is naturally filled with a bit of technical jargon and euphemistic language, but it’s still fairly concise at around 4 pages. Their main concerns appear in the Summary. My emphasis added.. ”

“Earnings Recession” Is Here – Big Companies All Over America Are Reporting Disastrous Financial Results – by Michael Snyder – https://www.activistpost.com/2019/07/earnings-recession-is-here-big-companies-all-over-america-are-reporting-disastrous-financial-results.html – “If the U.S. economy really was “booming”, then corporate earnings would be rising. But that isn’t happening. In fact, we haven’t seen corporate earnings fall like this since the last recession. They fell during the first quarter of this year, and based on the results we have so far, it appears that corporate earnings will be down substantially once again in the second quarter. When corporate earnings drop for two quarters in a row, that is officially considered to be an “earnings recession”, and that normally occurs just before the overall economy plunges into recession territory. As things get tighter for our corporate giants, we should expect a lot more layoffs in the months ahead, and the unemployment rate should rise quite briskly. In other words, it looks like our economic problems are about to accelerate substantially.”

What does affordable housing have to do with climate change? – by Brianna Bilter – https://www.streetsensemedia.org/article/greenhouse-gases-gentrification-economic-segregation/#.XTteA0d7m02 – “There is broad consensus among the international scientific community that the need to address climate change is dire. The United Nations has set an urgent deadline of 2030 to implement global emission policies, warning that a perilous rise in global temperature will occur if they are not met… The advocacy group Greater Greater Washington and the D.C. Democratic Socialists of America organized a panel of academic and policy experts to identify how the District could meet these goals while also addressing its struggles with an affordable housing crisis and increasing inequality… ‘Environmentalists know transportation is the elephant in the room,’ Alex Baca, the housing program organizer for Greater Greater Washington, wrote in an article for Slate. ‘At first blush, the easiest way to attack that problem is to electrify everything, and that’s largely what the Green New Deal calls for.’ ” – Comment: “ The ‘broad consensus among the international scientific community’ exists only in the mind of Green New Dealers. Alternative energy drives prices UP, not down and housing prices go up! This is the polar opposite of what they claim.” –Patrick Wood, Technocracy.news

Chinese Bank With $100 Billion In Assets Is About To Collapse – by Tyler Durden – https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-07-25/chinese-bank-100-billion-assets-about-collapse – “We were right, because not even two months later, the second biggest bank on the list, Bank of Jinzhou has crawled in Baoshang’s foosteps and is about to be seized by the government…According to Reuters and Bloomberg, Bank of Jinzhou recently met financial institutions in its home Liaoning province to discuss measures to deal with liquidity problems, and in a parallel bailout to that of Baoshang, the bank was in talks to “introduce strategic investors” after a report that China’s financial regulators are seeking to resolve its liquidity problems sent its dollar-denominated debt plunging… Officials including those from the People’s Bank of China and China Banking and Insurance Regulatory Commission recently held a meeting with financial institutions in Bank of Jinzhou’s home province of Liaoning to discuss measures to resolve the lender’s liquidity issues, Reuters reported Wednesday… In response to market fears the bank issued a statement on Thursday that “currently, Bank of Jinzhou’s business operations are normal overall,” which however did not refer to its liquidity situation. ‘Recently, the bank’s board of directors and some major shareholders have been in talks with several institutions that wish to and have the ability to to become strategic investors’ adding that talks have been ‘going smoothly.’ ”

U.S. Is Building New Large Base With Airstrip In Northwestern Syriahttps://southfront.org/u-s-is-building-new-large-base-with-airstrip-in-northwestern-syria/ – “The US-led coalition is building a new large base with an airstrip near the northern Syrian town of al-Darbasiyah next to the Turkish border… A delegation of the US-led coalition, accompanied by SDF commanders, inspected the Tabqa airbase in Raqqa, last month. Back then, opposition sources said that the coalition is planning to deploy troops and helicopters there… Earlier this year, President Donald Trump backed down from his decision to withdraw all U.S. troops from Syria. These new reports suggest that the U.S. is now working to step up its military presence in the war-torn country.”

Ukraine’s SBU Detained Russian Tanker Allegedly Involved In Kerch Strait Incidenthttps://southfront.org/ukraines-sbu-detained-russian-tanker-allegedly-involved-in-kerch-strait-incident/ – “The Ukrainian Security Service (SBU) announced on July 25 that it had detained Russia’s Nika Spirit (Neyma) tanker at the port of Izmail. The SBU claimed that the tanker was used to block the movement of Ukrainian Navy ships during the Kerch Strait incident… The developments with the tanker demonstrate that the government of newly-elected Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky is not going to provide a course really different from those of Petro Poroshenko.”

New MH17 Documentary Proves Beyond a Doubt that a Cover-Up Took Placehttps://southfront.org/new-mh17-documentary-proves-beyond-a-doubt-that-a-cover-up-took-place/– “The “official” narrative blames Russia for this tragedy, but it’s since been revealed through the new evidence and testimonies that active efforts involving a broad array of countries were undertaken from the get-go to paint Moscow as the culprit despite there being no facts whatsoever to back up that provocative claim… “MH17 – Call For Justice” sheds light on the dark truth of what happened immediately after the plane’s downing, with journalist John Helmer’s summary of the 28-minute-long documentary pointing out the key takeaways for those who don’t have the time to watch it in full.”

Russian Foreign Ministry Slams Facts Distortion By MSM In Response To UK Decision To Fine RThttps://southfront.org/russian-foreign-ministry-slams-facts-distortion-by-msm-in-response-to-uk-decision-to-fine-rt/ – “British media regulator Ofcom announced today its decision to impose a £200,000 fine on RT for what it referred to as serious failures to comply with broadcasting rules. Ofcom’s investigation found that RT “failed to preserve due impartiality” in seven news and current affairs programmes between March 17 and April 26, 2018. In its statement, the regulator voiced concern over the frequency of rule-breaking over a relatively short period of time… It is worth noting that the fine was not imposed by court order, although the legitimacy of the regulator’s claims against the television network should be ascertained under judicial review. The amount of the fine is also questionable, since it substantially exceeds fines imposed on other media outlets for hate speech and incitement to violence, while RT faces the subjective charge of insufficient impartiality.”

Pentagon Wants 16-Year-Old Kids to Fight the Empire’s Wars – by Kurt Nimmo – https://www.activistpost.com/2019/07/pentagon-wants-16-year-old-kids-to-fight-the-empires-wars.html – “The Pentagon is desperate. Far too many millennials are criminals, so luring them in to become the latest crop of bullet stoppers for the state is a nonstarter… Solution? Recruit 16 year olds. Most have yet graduated to petty and violent crime, although a lot of them are in video game training for a future of violence and self-destructive stupidity… It’s not being widely reported in the media. Recruiters are ready to go after tenth-graders. They are itching to snag kids before they engage in a life of crime, or before they have fully mature brains (well, some of them) and decide to kill and be killed isn’t much of a career choice.”

Iran – Seizure of a British Tanker – more than Tit for Tat – by Peter Koenig – http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/51982.htm – “Backtracking to 4 July, when the British Royal Marines seized the Iranian tanker Grace 1 in Spanish waters, off the coast of Gibraltar, under the pretext that the super tanker was carrying oil destined for Syria which was under the EU’s sanction program. Iran’s Foreign Minister Javad Zarif, denied that the oil was destined for Syria; did however not elaborate further… Spanish Foreign Minister, Mr. Josep Borrell, said that Washington informed Spain about the impending capture by the UK of the Iranian tanker in Spanish territorial waters. Spain could have said ‘no’ – but didn’t. Why not? Afraid of sanctions?.. The UK did the bidding of Washington against her own interests, because the UK was one of three EU countries – Germany, France and UK – who at least made appear as if they wanted to preserve their part of the Iran Nuclear Deal. Mind you, this is not for love of Iran, but pure business interest. Iran should be aware of that – meaning, Iran could be shot in the back at any time by the EU, by the very countries that try – or make appear they try – to circumvent the US sanctions… What happened on 4 July was an act of sheer piracy, nothing less. A crime on high seas which the west just tolerated. The vessel is still under British control, while the arrested crew has since been liberated. Aside from the fact that Iran’s capture of the British oil tanker may look like tit for tat – Iran acted fully legitimate, as it’s Revolutionary Guard is policing the Strait of Hormus for security of other ships sailing through the narrow passage.”

What Tulsi Gabbard’s caving in to the Israel Lobby really shows – by The Saker – http://thesaker.is/what-tulsi-gabbards-caving-in-to-the-israel-lobby-really-shows/ – “A very wise friend of mine wrote this about why Gabbard had to cave in: ‘I told you she is a single issue politician. It’s about wars without end. Everything else is Realpolitik and nothing is more real than Zionists controlling the politics and legislation in Washington. She would have no hope of surviving the next round of laws. They are going to make anything “anti-Israel” equal “anti-Semitic” and that will be a crime like it is in France. She has high ideals on only a single issue. It’s a great issue. But you cannot count on a politician to be a noble warrior. Forget anyone doing the right thing all the time. She shines bright on one issue. If she was really wise or clever, she would have abstained. So, she is neither.’.. Again, I can only agree with him.”

Did UK, Zionist, and Soviet Spies Assassinate Several Top US Politicians after WW2? – by Ron Unz – https://russia-insider.com/en/did-uk-zionist-and-soviet-spies-assassinate-several-top-us-politicians-after-ww2/ri27488 – “Excluding the much larger number of less notable fatalities, here is a short list of six prominent Americans whose untimely passing during 1944-1949 surely evoked considerable relief within various organizations known for their ruthless tactics: ● Wendell Wilkie, lifelong Democrat nominated for President by the Republicans in 1940, Died October 8, 1944, Age 52, Heart attack. ● Gen. George Patton, highest-ranking American military officer in Europe, Died December 21, 1945, Age 60, Car accident. ● Harry Hopkins, FDR’s “Deputy President,” Died January 29, 1946, Age 55, Various possible causes. ● Harry Dexter White, Soviet agent who ran the Treasury under FDR, Died August 16, 1948, Age 55, Heart attack. ● Laurence Duggan, Soviet agent, Prospective Secretary of State under Henry Wallace, Died December 20, 1948, Age 43, Fall from 16th story window. ● James Forrestal, former Secretary of Defense, Died May 22, 1949, Age 57, Fall from 18th story window…. I do not think that any similar sort of list of comparable individuals during that same time period could be produced for Britain, France, the USSR, or China.”

Mayors call for new ‘Marshall Plan,’ federal resiliency office to fight climate change – A committee of 10 Democrats promised to continue studying climate change, holding more hearings and fostering partnerships with governments at all other levels as well as the private sector – by Chris Teale – https://www.smartcitiesdive.com/news/mayors-call-for-new-marshall-plan-federal-resiliency-office-to-fight-cli/558988/ – “Peduto said the plan would help every city and town left behind by the changing economy to create programs and jobs in renewable energy, build a cleaner economy and address the intersection of climate change and inequity… ‘What needs to happen is there need to be federal programs created that aren’t just looking at how much our carbon reduction is, but what the economic benefit will be, what the opportunities for employment will be, how this will help areas that have been left behind,’ Peduto said.”

“Electromagnetic Attack” Sparks Massive Blackouts Across Venezuela – by Tyler Durden – https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-07-22/electromagnetic-attack-sparks-massive-blackouts-across-venezuela-breaking-report – “Widespread power blackouts were first reported on Monday evening across 15 Venezuelan states and Caracas… Venezuelan information minister Jorge Rodrigues said an “electromagnetic attack caused the nationwide blackout” and power companies along with government officials, are in the process of restoring the nation’s power grid… Widespread power outages and no internet connectivity have occurred just before Juan Guaidó, the self-proclaimed interim president of Venezuela, is expected to launch nationwide anti-Maduro protests on Tuesday.”

How FDR Forced Japan to Attack Pearl Harbor While Lying About Trying to Avoid War – by J. Alfred Powell – https://russia-insider.com/en/how-fdr-forced-japan-attack-pearl-harbor-while-lying-about-trying-avoid-war/ri27491 – “A Second World War Navy radioman turned journalist, Robert Stinnett was in the National Archives in Belmont, California, researching a campaign-year picture book on George Bush’s South Pacific wartime navy career in aerial reconnaissance — George Bush: His World War II Years (Washington, D.C., Brassey’s, 1992) — and encountered unindexed duplicate copies of Pearl Harbor radio intercept records of Japanese Navy code transmissions — documentary evidence of what actually happened at Pearl Harbor and how it came about… After eight years of further research and a prolonged case at law under the Freedom of Information Act to obtain partial release of these materials, Stinnett published Day of Deceit (2000). A Japanese translation appeared within a year, understandably… Stinnett demonstrates, on the basis of extensive incontrovertible factual evidence and self-evidently accurate analysis that President Roosevelt oversaw the contrivance and deployment of a closely-guarded secret plan to goad the Japanese into attacking Pearl Harbor and monitor them while they did it.”

MH17 Turnabout: Ukraine’s Guilt Now Provenhttp://www.newsilkstrategies.com/news–analysis/mh17-turnabout-ukraines-guilt-now-proven – ” ‘In the film, Malaysian Prime Minister Mohamad Makhathia and the head of the Malaysian Government’s investigative team and Colonel Mohamad Sakri, director of the National Security Council, say that a 9,000-strong NATO contingent was ready to enter the Donbass.’.. Is this planned NATO incursion into eastern Ukraine perhaps the motive for the shoot-down of the plane by the Ukrainian government? It has been pointed out that the Russian speakers of Donbass had absolutely no motive for murdering all those innocent people. But when you consider the over 100,000 mostly innocent civilians killed by the US air armed forces in Iraq, and the hundreds of thousands of innocents killed by the Wahhabist killers imported by the US and its Saudi allies into Syria under the pretext of saving Syrians from the government they mostly trust and approve of, you can see that the US government has absolutely no concern for the life and limb of innocents and will manufacture evidence even if it means murdering people. Further, the fake Iraqi WMDs used as a casus belli and the unproven stories of Assad “poisoning his own people” as a pretext to fire on his installations show how underhanded and sneaky the US government and its allies are in their fabrication of “evidence” to indict those it deems adversaries.”

Greece’s New Government: Undoing the Damage of Years of Socialist Rule – by Maria Polizoidou – https://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/14569/greece-undoing-damage – “The new government took office with an apparent sense of genuine purpose… The new government has transferred the handling of illegal immigration from the auspices of the Ministry for Migration Policy to that of the Ministry of Citizen Protection, treating the issue as a national-security threat… The Mitsotakis-led government is also reversing its predecessor’s course where foreign policy is concerned, stressing a desire to enhance Greek-American relations. One step in illustrating a closer alliance with the administration of U.S. President Donald Trump is the recognition of Juan Guaidó as Venezuela’s transitional president in his battle against Nicolás Maduro. Another step is strengthening ties with Israel.” (emphasis added)

PA School Board Would Rather Put Kids In FOSTER CARE Than Take a Donation for Overdue Lunch Bills – by Daisy Luther – https://www.theorganicprepper.com/pennsylvania-school-overdue-lunch-bills/ – “Dozens of families opened the most shocking letter of their lives last week when the Wyoming Valley West School District, one of the poorest districts in the state, attempted to collect overdue lunch money tabs by threatening to have their children removed from the home if they didn’t pony up immediately… The letter was only sent to the “worst” offenders – meaning those whose children had a meal debt of $10 or more… ‘Your child has been sent to school every day without money and without a breakfast and/or lunch,’ the 200-word letter read. ‘This is a failure to provide your child with proper nutrition and you can be sent to Dependency Court for neglecting your child’s right to food. If you are taken to Dependency court, the result may be your child being removed from your home and placed in foster care.’.. ‘The foster care system should never be viewed as a punitive agency or weaponized to terrorize children and families,’ said Luzerne County Manager David Pedri, who noted that county officials have asked the school district to stop using the language contained in the letter. (source)…Carmichael said Tuesday in a phone interview that his offer stands: ‘I’m just going to hold on and I’m going to continue to be optimistic and see if we can’t do something,’ Carmichael said. ‘Even if you’re a difficult person, we’re in. What can we do?’ (source)”

Attorney Arrested in Tennessee Refuses to be Gagged – How One Woman Dares to Take a Stand Against Child Kidnappings by CPS (w/video 55min) – by Brian Shilhavy – http://healthimpactnews.com/2019/attorney-arrested-in-tennessee-refuses-to-be-gagged-how-one-woman-dares-to-take-a-stand-against-child-kidnappings-by-cps/ – “Attorney Connie Reguli has done the nation a huge favor by exposing the rationale behind her criminal charges, and presenting her case publicly. She is doing all the “wrong” things for all the right reasons… Any attorney would advise their client not to “tip their hand” by laying out their legal argument ahead of time, giving their opponent an opportunity to prepare their case against their legal strategy, especially in a public forum… If you watch her video below, you will get a great overview of Constitutional law and how the current child welfare system operates almost entirely outside the boundaries of the U.S. Constitution… Attorney Reguli is putting her own personal freedom and safety aside to use this opportunity to educate the American public on the nationwide failures of a system ripping families apart and destroying the lives of America’s children… I am sure she is not unaware of the case just to the south of her, where Arkansas Senator Linda Collins-Smith was found murdered in her home recently, cutting short her efforts to investigate abuses in the Child Welfare system… Reguli wants the nation to know why, for perhaps the first time in the U.S., a family law attorney was arrested and charged with criminal charges while representing her client in a family law matter.”

More Than 50 E-Scooters Pulled From Portland River – by Conor Cawley – https://tech.co/news/e-scooters-pulled-portland-river-2019-07 – “Vandalizing e-scooters, particularly throwing them into large bodies of water, is hardly new at this point. From Austin and Denver to Chicago and Nashville, citizens have thrown them into trash cans, traffic, and yes, rivers and lakes. The practice has become so commonplace, in fact, that you can find dozens of accounts on Twitter and Instagram dedicated to their destruction… However you feel about e-scooters, it’s safe to say that petty vandalism is hardly the best way to go about expressing those feelings. In fact, considering one of the primary complaints against e-scooters is that they clutter up the city, throwing them, breaking them, and submerging them in water only serves to clearly exasperate that problem. So what’s the motive?” – Comment: Is it possible that Progressive Techno-Warriors just don’t get it when their futurist dreams cross over the line into other peoples’ lives? Here in Santa Cruz, we have Jump Bikes, only available to people with “smart phones” with Apps installed. Totally detestable, IMO.

For the Week of 7/15/19:

House of Representatives orders Pentagon to investigate whether ticks were once used as biological weapons – by Christina Maxouris – https://www.cnn.com/2019/07/17/politics/lyme-disease-amendment-investigation/index.html – “In an amendment passed last week, the House calls for the Defense Department’s Inspector General to look at whether any such experiments were done between the years 1950 and 1975… The amendment was introduced by New Jersey Rep. Chris Smith who said he was inspired to write it by ‘a number of books and articles suggesting that significant research had been done at US government facilities including Fort Detrick, Maryland, and Plum Island, New York, to turn ticks and other insects into bioweapons.’.. ‘If true, what were the parameters of the program? Who ordered it?’ Smith said during a debate for the amendment. ‘Was there any accidental release anywhere or at any time of any of the diseased ticks?’ ”

Trump Says US Shot Down Iranian Drone; Tehran Rejects Claim – by JT Crowe – https://moneyandmarkets.com/us-shoots-down-iran-drone/ – ” ‘Contrary to the false claim rooted in Trump’s illusions, all Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) of the Islamic Republic of Iran in the Persian Gulf and the Strait of Hormuz … have returned safely to their bases after completing their scheduled reconnaissance and patrol missions,’ Brigadier General Abolfazl Shekarchi said in a statement Friday.”

Spying on Julian Assange: UC Global, CNN and Russian Couriers – by Dr. Binoy Kampmark – https://southfront.org/spying-on-julian-assange-uc-global-cnn-and-russian-couriers/ – “Between December 2017 and March 2018, dozens of meetings between Assange, his legal representatives, and visitors, were recorded in daily confidential reports written by an assigned security team and submitted to David Morales, formerly of special ops of the marine corps of the Spanish Navy. The very idea of legal professional privilege, a fetish in the Anglo-American legal system, was not so much deemed non-existent as ignored altogether… The security firm tasked with this smeared-in-the-gutter mission was Spanish outfit UC Global SL, whose task became all the more urgent once Ecuador’s Lenín Moreno came to power in May 2017. The mood had changed from the days when Rafael Correa had been accommodating, one at the crest of what was termed the Latin American Pink Tide. Under Moreno, Assange was no longer the wunderkind poking the eye of the US imperium with cheery backing. He had become, instead, a tenant of immense irritation and inconvenience, a threat to the shift in politics taking place in Ecuador. According to El País, “The security employees at the embassy had a daily job to do: to monitor Assange’s every move, record his conversations, and take note of his moods.”

Cruelty Prompts Trump’s Deal of the Century in the Middle East – by Prof. Stuart Rees – https://www.globalresearch.ca/cruelty-prompts-trumps-deal-century-middle-east/5683734 – “Hidden in the offer to the Lebanese was the long-held Israeli view that by making Palestinians citizens of other countries – Jordan, Lebanon, Egypt – they could be made to disappear, and Lebanon could also be bullied. Home to 450,000 Palestinian and 1.5 million Syrian refugees, the Lebanese might welcome money, but they know that without politically just solutions to conflict, no economic initiatives could succeed… Like fraudulent advertising to increase prospective home owners’ interest, the Kushner deal was presented as the carrot to attract all prospective buyers, even though Palestine was not for sale. Bill Law in the Journal Middle East Eye says that as with other Trump frauds, the deal of the century was not meant to work. The purpose was to pretend peace until more land had been stolen, more checkpoints erected, more night raids made on Palestinians’ homes and more weapons tested over Gaza. Ghassan Khatib from the Jerusalem Media and Communication Centre says, ‘Its purpose was to buy time, kick dust, shift blame and thereby guarantee permanent Israeli control of the West Bank.’ ”

Do People Realize They Are Creating Their Own A.I. Overlords? (44 min) – by Truthstream Media – This is part 2 of Aaron & Melissa Dykes’ “Intimacy with AI” series – Part 1: The Infallible AI “Oracle” and the Future of “One Shot” Answers – https://youtu.be/X78nm4haw-E

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Moscow Becomes Next Target Of Coordinated Anti-Government Campaign Across Russia – https://southfront.org/moscow-becomes-next-target-of-coordinated-anti-government-campaign-across-russia/ – Anti-government rallies and campaigns that recently targeted several Russian cities do not seem to be very popular if one estimates the number of people that participate in them. They mostly involve a small anti-government part of the Russian society that do not link their future life with Russia as the state. However, they are well-coordinated and do have an active backging from pro-Western Russian-language media outlets. English-language mainstream media outlets also cover them time to time to promote the narrative that ‘the Russian population is against the Putin regime’… The interesting fact is that the very same group of media outlets is currently involved in providing support to the Russian ‘non-system opposition’ and other group of ‘activists’ mostly focused on blaming and shaming the Russian government under various pretexts. Most of these media outlets are directly or indirectly funded by the US government or entities and organizations linked with the Washington establishment. At the same time, to justify their anti-government stance, at least a part of them (like Meduza or The Bell) claims that they are the only ‘independent media’ in Russia. It remains unclear how it’s possible to be ‘independent’ when you are funded by some state agency.”

Palantir’s User Guide: Mass Surveillance Made Simplehttps://southfront.org/palantirs-user-guide-mass-surveillance-made-simple/Palantir has a top-secret user manual for Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) as well as law enforcement to secretly track families, Vice reported... The document can be found on Document Cloud, completely public, as per Vice. ‘Prior to going into details, it should be reminded that Palantir is famous as “the company that knows everything about you,” found by PayPala’s Peter Thiel with known connections to the CIA.’.. The company acts as an information management service for Immigrations and Customs Enforcement, corporations like JP Morgan and Airbus, and dozens of other local, state, and federal agencies. It’s been described by scholars as a “secondary surveillance network,” since it extensively catalogs and maps interpersonal relationships between individuals… Any individuals, not those suspected to have committed a crime… What exactly Palantir does, how it does it and why comes down largely to speculation, but it is clear that since 2014 it has had contracts in the range between $41 to $51 million per year from ICE. The Immigration and Customs Enforcement was allowed access to Palantir’s tracking database and management software… VICE got access to the user manual through a Freedom of Information Act request.”

Guess Which Government Creates the Most Refugees in the World? – by Makia Freeman – https://freedom-articles.toolsforfreedom.com/which-gov-creates-most-refugees-in-world/ – The UN Report Global Trends Forced Displacement in 2018 is full of stats, but it doesn’t really tell you the reason for those stats. You can learn about the what but not the why. In the image above, taken from the report, we learn the top 5 nations from which people are fleeing. But why? The UN says it is due to conflict; to put it more bluntly, from war. So who’s initiating these wars?.. US Wars and Regime Change Operations Causing Most Refugees Ever: Out of these top 5 nations, the US has invaded and/or occupied 4 of them: Syria, Afghanistan, South Sudan and Somalia. Afghanistan has become infamous for US military waste (it was reported in 2013 that the US Army was to leave $7 billion in equipment behind there), not to mention brutality and ineffectiveness.”

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.