By far the most encouraging sign in a decidedly mixed message are Trump's plans to radically defund the State Department, the most deeply 'anti-Semitic' (and humanitarian) act imaginable.
"A Troubled CIA Analyst Finds Jesus" (Giraldi; comments are good).
"Newly-Declassified Documents Show that a Senior CIA Agent and Deputy Director of the Directorate of Intelligence Worked Closely with Owners and Journalists with Many of the Largest Media Outlets".
"Why John Bolton Isn’t Part of the Trump Administration".
"“Anti-Semitism” Is Morally and Intellectually Imploding".
Duh!: "Donald Trump suggests Jews might secretly be committing anti-Semitic hate crimes on themselves so he looks bad" and "Trump Reportedly Suggests Wave of anti-Semitic Incidents Could Be False Flags Perpetrated by Jews". Remember that the Jews receive millions of dollars to provide them with extra security, and additional millions are spent in additional policing around Jewish sites, yet there is never a shred of evidence - no witnesses, no security cameras, nothing - regarding any of these incidents. Note also that the damage is typically not serious, tombstones are gently tipped over so they may be restored with minimal expense (the exceptions may be real outsider attacks). Someone should write a book about the architecture of Jewish sites, set up to make it as easy as possible to commit desecration without being caught. The strange gaps in the mass surveillance state are the places where mass surveillance is most needed!
"Trump Official detained, nearly Deported French Holocaust Scholar". Good on him for pointing out that not everybody has his advantages.
"Nixon and the Jews":
"At every stop, Pompidou and his wife were booed and jeered by angry crowds protesting a French decision to sell 110 Mirage jet fighters to the new revolutionary government of Libya, headed by a twenty-seven-year-old army colonel named Muammar al-Quaddafi, while refusing to sell 50 of the planes to Israel.""Syrian Army Assumes Full Control Over Palmyra Triangle". "East of Aleppo - TTG ". "Syria Blocks Turkish Backed Militants, or are they maybe ISIS?".
"Deep State War? Russian Officials Keep Dying Unexpectedly".
Powerful stuff: "The Poisonous Toad".
"Obama’s Ukraine legacy is in dangerous drift". "Residents of Donbass rejoice in nationalization of oligarch owned businesses [+photos]"!!!
"Is There More to the Flynn Story?" "MI6 Used Information From The Trump Dossier". High treason in both Britain and the USA with the intention of blocking Trump's efforts to prevent WWIII.
"Syrian Kurdish delegation arrives in Washington for talks on Rojava Peshmerga". The Turks now seem to be losing at every turn, but they certainly won't tolerate the crooks who run Iraqi Kurdistan getting their mitts on Syrian Kurdistan.
"Perez Chosen As DNC Chair". Note that this is itself an obfuscation. Ellison is hardly 'the left'. The relevant distinction is that Ellison is an 'anti-Semite', and 'one issue' money won, but the polite commentariat, even the good ones, can't mention that, and hide as usual behind the façade of left-right politics (hiding real power conspiracies behind left-right analysis is a serious problem). These days you truly get more deep insight from sites like The Daily Stormer - with a little swastika sifting - than places like Welsh or Naked Capitalism or even Frank.
"The intolerance of the left: Trump's win as seen from Walt Disney's hometown" (Frank):
"This right-to-obnoxiousness raises a fascinating point: these men saw liberals as loudmouthed Pharisees, intolerant moralists who demanded that the rest of the nation snap into line – an exact reverse of the John Ashcroft stereotype liberals used to hold of conservatives.""Two British universities halt pro-Palestinian events".
Clinton murder list: "Berta Cáceres court papers show murder suspects' links to US-trained elite troops".
"Iran and the New Multipolar World":
"Despite the sanctions and other obstacles placed in its path, Iran has nonetheless made significant improvements on a number of social indicators since the 1979 revolution. Life expectancy has increased from 55 years to 71 years; infant mortality rates have declined by 70%; paid maternity leave exceeds ILO standards; and 60% of university students are women with no gender bar on the subjects studied.
On all major social indicators, the status of women significantly exceeds that of all other countries in the region. It can be expected that these trends will continue, much to the chagrin of Iran’s two greatest foes in the region, Israel and Saudi Arabia."
The backfiring of the 'fake news' meme: "Mainstream Media’s ‘Victimhood’" (Parry). Professional liars probably should have realized that using truthfulness as a distinguishing feature probably wasn't going to play out in their favor!
"What's in your chicken sandwich? DNA test shows Subway sandwiches could contain just 50% chicken" (very Canadian health advice: ""But from a sodium perspective you might as well eat a big portion of poutine.""):
"Nutritionist and registered dietitian Christy Brissette notes that most products in that alphabet soup ingredient list are simply variants on salt or sugar, the latter of which can elevate the carbohydrate level of a chicken breast to well above where it should be: zero per cent."