Friday, May 25, 2018

Burnt Phuds

"The Philip Cross scandal: How Wikipedia is being used against left-wing journalists" (Black).  Telling concentration on pro-Corbyn, and generally anti-war, writers.

"Bibi’s Week, The Jewish Perspective" (Atzmon).  You have to figure that this run of shekeling/blackmailing success will break sometime, but how much damage gets done first?

"Trump Says North Korea Summit May Be Rescheduled" (Baker).  Maybe to the same day!

Tweet (Elon Musk):
"Going to create a site where the public can rate the core truth of any article & track the credibility score over time of each journalist, editor & publication. Thinking of calling it Pravda …"
There is a big push by the bad guys and their lackeys to clear the decks, all at once:  "Julian Assange “in jeopardy” of being forced into UK and US detention" (Head).

"Mike Pompeo’s 12-Step Plan for Disaster With Iran" (Ritter).

"Yulia Skripal and the Salisbury WUT" (Murray).  Odd, as the symptoms and testing show it was BZ, or something like that, so it seems irrelevant how much novichok Porton Down has.

"Stormy Daniels Day Was a Portrait of America in the Year 2018" (Holmes).

"Canada’s Trans Mountain Pipeline, Civil Society to Justin Trudeau: “The Time for Investment in New Fossil Fuel Infrastructure Is Over”" (Rowell).  I don't think Justin could have possibly managed worse optics for a huge project to stand behind if he tried.  It is comically awful in every possible way.

"It Only Took Until 2018 For Britain To Get A Conviction In Pakistani Forced Marriage Case" (Sailer).  "Swedish Airports Encourage Nubile Kebabesses to Hide Spoons in Underwear" (Byron).

"Fate of Gaza Dim: Enclaves Surrounded by Hostile Powers Never Fare Well" (Madsen).  Worth reading for the details of the history of similar situations, and accompanying atrocities.

"Gilberto Gil cancels Tel Aviv gig" (Abunimah).  "Video: “Nikki Haley, the blood is on your hands!”" (Abunimah).  Nimrata has a vigorously colorful personal life, with which she is no doubt being blackmailed, and they also appear to have promised her the Presidency, as laugh-out-loud improbable as that may appear to us, if she plays along.

"Review of Thomas Goodrich’s “Summer, 1945—Germany, Japan and the Harvest of Hate”" (Magnusson).  It is instructive that such a massive amount of crime involving 1000s of participants committing the worst types of atrocities that men are capable of has been completely covered up.  Note that a lot of this was considered justified due to the acceptance of allied war propaganda as truth.  Worth contemplating when somebody asserts some conspiracy could not possibly have happened as 'somebody would have talked'.

"History: Italy’s 1937 Ethiopian Massacre Finally Comes to Light" (Makinde).  Note the geopolitical strategy excuses for not doing anything about it - keeping Mussolini away from Hitler, or Italy out of the hands of the communists.  We've got lots of similar big play excuses for not doing the right things now.

"Report exposes UK role in Saudi Arabia’s war on Yemen" (Mason).

"Syria Notes - 25 May 2018" (Lang):
" 1.  In the NW the Turkish Army has violated the Astana Agreement's terms by sending a column into Latakia Province (as opposed to Idlib Province) to establish another of their fortified company sized Observation Posts.  This OP is in the Jabal al-Akrad area west of Jisr al-Shugur where the main road approaches the low ground to the east.  In the SW of Idlib Province the Turks are building yet another OP.  IMO they are playing a long game believing that they can retain possession of the Afrin District of Aleppo Province and that Trump will allow them to push the SDF Kurds back to east of the Euphrates and out of Manbij.  Idlib Province is still on the menu as well.  These were all former Ottoman lands.

2.  In the far SW of Syria, the government is massing its forces for an offensive in the next few weeks which will aim to clear and regain all the ground up to the UNDOF line in the Golan Heights and the Israeli fortifications thereon.  Whether or not they have the strength to do that remains to be seen.  The troop list for this large operation includes among others; some TF task teams, 4th Armored Division and Palestinian Liwa al-Quds (Jerusalem Brigade).  The presence of this last unit will undoubtedly upset the Israelis."

"Rob Malley and Chris Hayes can’t talk about Adelson’s influence in scrapping Iran deal" (Weiss).

"Michael Cohen’s Still-Missing Ukraine Background Info" (Baker).  The coverage of Cohen and his stable of clients by those suffering from TDS grows increasingly bizarre (TPM is also full of this stuff).  Cohen's relevant client list is mostly from Ukraine (the current enemy of Russia), and other former states in the Soviet Union.  The vast majority of them are Khazars, and all of them could accurately be described as gangsters.  Almost none of them are Russians!  Yet somehow Trump's connection to Cohen, and Cohen's ludicrous list of clients, is somehow supposed to prove #Russiagate!  I haven't yet decided whether TDS is a variant of Alzheimer's, or some new kind of mad cow disease.

"New Forensic Tool Can Predict Hair, Eye, And Skin Color From A Tiny DNA Sample".  "New forensic tool: Using DNA to predict hair, eye and skin color".  They are starting to do sketches of what a suspect might look like based on a dna sample.  Also, new search tools using protein from hair or bones:  "Researchers expand forensic method to identify people using proteins from bones".

"Never Solved, a College Dorm Fire Has Become One Man’s Obsession" (Kleinfield).
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