Tuesday, January 21, 2020

In the anteroom

Americans would be much more 'anti-Semitic' if they had any idea of how bad it really is:  "A New Definition of Warfare" (Giraldi) (my emphasis in red):
"After dealing with Iraq, the Trump Administration turned its guns on one of its oldest and closest allies. Great Britain, like most of the other European signatories to the 2015 Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) has been reluctant to withdraw from the agreement over concern that Iran will as a result decide to develop nuclear weapons. According to the Guardian, a United States representative from the National Security Council named Richard Goldberg, had visited London recently to make clear to the British government that if it does not follow the American lead and withdraw from the JCPOA and reapply sanctions it just might be difficult to work out a trade agreement with Washington post-Brexit. It is a significant threat as part of the pro-Brexit vote clearly was derived from a Trump pledge to make up for some of the anticipated decline in European trade by increasing U.K. access to the U.S. market. Now the quid pro quo is clear: Britain, which normally does in fact follow the Washington lead in foreign policy, will now be expected to be completely on board all of the time and everywhere, particularly in the Middle East.
During his visit, Goldberg told the BBC: “The question for prime minister Johnson is: ‘As you are moving towards Brexit … what are you going to do post-31 January as you come to Washington to negotiate a free-trade agreement with the United States?’ It’s absolutely in [your] interests and the people of Great Britain’s interests to join with President Trump, with the United States, to realign your foreign policy away from Brussels, and to join the maximum pressure campaign to keep all of us safe.”
And there is an interesting back story on Richard Goldberg, a John Bolton protégé anti-Iran hardliner, who threatened the British on behalf of Trump. James Carden, writing at The Nation, posits “Consider the following scenario: A Washington, DC–based, tax-exempt organization that bills itself as a think tank dedicated to the enhancement of a foreign country’s reputation within the United States, funded by billionaires closely aligned with said foreign country, has one of its high-ranking operatives (often referred to as ‘fellows’) embedded within the White House national security staff in order to further the oft-stated agenda of his home organization, which, as it happens, is also paying his salary during his year-long stint there. As it happens, this is exactly what the pro-Israel think tank the Foundation for the Defense of Democracies (FDD) reportedly achieved in an arrangement brokered by former Trump national security adviser John Bolton.”
The FDD senior adviser in question, who was placed on the National Security Council, was Richard Goldberg. FDD is largely funded by Jewish American billionaires including vulture fund capitalist Paul Singer and Home Depot partner Bernard Marcus. Its officers meet regularly with Israeli government officials and the organization is best known for its unrelenting effort to bring about war with Iran. It has relentlessly pushed for a recklessly militaristic U.S. policy directed against Iran and also more generally in the Middle East. It is a reliable mouthpiece for Israel and, inevitably, it has never been required to register under the Foreign Agents Registration Act of 1938.
To be sure, Trump also has other neocons advising him on Iran, including David Wurmser, another Bolton associate, who has the president’s ear and is a consultant to the National Security Council. Wurmser has recently submitted a series of memos to the White House advocating a policy of “regime disruption” with the Islamic Republic that will destabilize it and eventually lead to a change of government. He may have played a key role in giving the green light to the assassination of Soleimani.
The good news, if there is any, is that Goldberg resigned on January 3rd, allegedly because the war against Iran was not developing fast enough to suit him and FDD, but he is symptomatic of the many neoconservative hawks who have infiltrated the Trump Administration at secondary and tertiary levels, where much of the development and implementation of policy actually takes place. It also explains that when it comes to Iran and the irrational continuation of a significant U.S. military presence in the Middle East, it is Israel and its Lobby that are steering the ship of state."
Comment by Reality Check:
"US President Donald Trump chose as the deputy chairwoman [also appointed by Trump, the current chairman is Steve Feinberg] of the intelligence advisory board a Jewish national security expert who is well known in the pro-Israel national security community.
Ravich, a former deputy national security adviser to vice president Dick Cheney, is a senior adviser to the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, an influential hawkish pro-Israel think tank. She is also a senior adviser to the Chertoff Group, founded by Michael Chertoff, a homeland security secretary in the George W. Bush administration, and has worked with the Washington Institute for Near East Policy.
She has also worked with the pro-Israel community helping to raise money for Israel Bonds.
Comment by Tony Hall:
"For the government of one country to designate another country’s armed forces as a “terrorist organization” is essentially a declaration of war. When in April of 2019 Netanyahu claimed credit for Trump’s designation of the IRGC as a terrorist organization, he created the pseudo-law framework which became part of the justification for the Israeli-US war crime of 2 Jan. 2020.
Now the pressure is being placed squarely on the NATO countries, but especially Canada, to follow the Netanyahu-Trump lead by designating the IRGC as a terrorist organization. The Canadian branch of the ADL has even gone as far as giving an ultimatum to Justin Trudeau, an ultimatum to make the designation within a month… or else. Is the agenda to get NATO ensnared in a US war against Iran to serve Israel?
Ever since the misrepresentation of the events of 9/11 we have been engulfed in a massive propaganda campaign aimed at giving the appearance of legitimacy to pseudo-laws founded in major war crimes extending from Sept. of 2001 until today. The continuing reign of the ongoing lies and crimes of 9/11 has brought us to this point where the Axis of Deception, whose mascot of human degradation is Jeffrey Epstein, stands against the Axis of Resistance. In recent days a guiding spirit of the Axis of Resistance has become the martyred holy warrior, Qassem Soleimani."
"The Many Matryoska Dolls to America’s Way of Imagining Iran " (Crooke):
"Wurmser, Eli Lake reveals, has quietly been advising Bolton and the Trump Administration all along. This was the neo-con, who in 1996, compiled Coping with Crumbling States (which flowed on from the infamous Clean Break policy strategy paper, written for Netanyahu, as a blueprint for destructing Israel’s enemies). Both these papers advocated the overthrow of the Secular-Arab nationalist states – excoriated both as “crumbling relics of the ‘evil’ USSR” (using Popperian language, of course) – and inherently hostile to Israel (the real message).
Well (big surprise), Wurmser has now been at work as the author of how to ‘implode’ and destroy Iran. And his insight? “A targeted strike on someone like Soleimani”; split the Iranian leadership into warring factions; cut an open wound into the flesh of Iran’s domestic legitimacy; put a finger into that open wound, and twist it; disrupt – and pretend that the U.S. sides with the Iranian people, against its government.
Eli Lake seems, in his Bloomberg piece, to think that the Wurmser strategy has worked. Really? The problem here is that narratives in Washington are so far apart from the reality that exists on the ground – they simply do not touch at any point. Millions attended Soleimani’s cortege. His killing gave a renewed cohesion to Iran. Little more than a dribble have protested.
Now let us unpack the next ‘doll’: Trump bought into Wurmser’s ‘play’, albeit, with Trump subsequently admitting that he did the assassination under intense pressure from Republican Senators. Maybe he believed the patently absurd narrative that Iranians would ‘be dancing in the street’ at Soleimani’s killing. In any event, Trump is not known, exactly, for admitting his mistakes. Rather, when something is portrayed as his error, the President adopts the full ‘salesman’ persona: trying to convince his base that the murder was no error, but a great strategic success – “They like us”, Trump claimed of protestors in Iran.
Tom Luongo has observed: “Trump’s impeachment trial in the Senate begins next week, and it’s clear that this will not be a walk in the park for the President. Anyone dismissing this because the Republicans hold the Senate, simply do not understand why this impeachment exists in the first place. It is [occurring because it offers] the ultimate form of leverage over a President whose desire to end the wars in the Middle East is anathema to the entrenched powers in the D.C. Swamp.” Ah, so here we arrive at another inner Matryoshka.
This is Luongo’s point: Impeachment was the leverage to drive open a wedge between Republican neo-conservatives in the Senate – and Trump. And now the Pelosi pressure on Republican Senators is escalating. The Establishment threw cold water over Trump’s assertion of imminent attack, as justification for murdering Soleimani, and Trump responds by painting himself further into a corner on Iran – by going the full salesman ‘monte’."
"But also, as someone who once worked with Wurmser observed tartly: when you hear that name (Wurmser), immediately you think Netanyahu, his intimate associate."
The reason for the e-x-t-r-e-m-e-l-y Khazar nature of the impeachment in the House (the politicians, the witnesses, all the lawyers hanging around) - the noticing of which got TruNews in trouble with JewTube - is becoming clearer, with the most Khazar-bribed/blackmailed Republican Senators like Rubio, Cotton and Graham able to hold Trump to ransom in the impeachment in the Senate, insisting on what Bibi wants to have happen to Iran.

"Welcome, swamp monsters! How Bush-era warmonger David Wurmser is helping Trump take down Iran " (Bridge):
"Now the question: what could have compelled Trump to place any trust in Wurmser, whose resume reads like that of a bull in a china shop? One possibility is that Trump had no idea Wurmser was feeding Bolton and other members of his administration what amounted to yet more regime change shenanigans in the Middle East. This seems plausible considering the contradictory messages the White House was sending immediately following Soleimani’s cold-blooded murder.
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, for example, claimed the US had specific information on “imminent” Iranian attacks “against American facilities, including American embassies [and] military bases.” Trump, meanwhile, didn’t sound any more confident with regards to the “imminent threat” of an Iranian attack when he told Fox News, “probably it was going to be the embassy in Baghdad.
Stranger yet, Defense Secretary Mark Esper, perhaps being more forthcoming than is usual for a military man with secrets to protect, admitted “I didn’t see [evidence], with regard to four embassies” being targeted for attack by Iran. Esper eventually came around to saying that he “shared the president’s view” of an imminent attack from Iran.

It seems plausible that the Trump administration could not get its story straight on where the information about Iran and an "imminent attack" had originated, because admitting it had derived from 'the swamp' would not have sat well with their voters. That is certainly no small consideration in an election year."
"Worst lie since fake claim sparked Iraq war? OPCW report behind Syria bombings was altered, whistleblower tells UNSC" (not giving Henderson a visa is Peak Asshole!):
"Even though several members of the fact finding team “had serious misgivings that a chemical attack had occurred” as early as July 2018, the organization’s final report – compiled by another group that never even visited the incident site – nonetheless concluded there were “reasonable grounds” to all but pin the blame for the attack on Damascus.
Sanitized of any dissenting opinion, the report ignored “findings, facts, information, data or analysis” gathered by the team in the areas of witness testimony, toxicology studies, chemical analysis, as well as ballistics, the retired inspector said."
"Interview: How the Libyan Landscape Is Changing As New Players Get Boots on the Ground " (Jay interviews Eljarh):
"Although reports have emerged that the recent phone call between Erdogan and Putin regarding Libya went badly, the two men have an interest in working together in Libya like they did in Syria. Both men have animosity towards Europe and the west and believe through a strategic partnership in Syria, Libya and elsewhere, they can form a bloc that would counter western influence and dominance in the region. Both Erdogan and Putin have shown pragmatism in Syria despite being on the opposing sides of the conflict, but they have managed to work out their differences and established a cooperative relationship that secures the interests of the both sides at the expense of western influence in the region. The difference between Erdogan and Putin in Libya is that Erdogan is much more forceful and aggressive in his approach. Putin still denies Russian involvement in Libya, while Erdogan is making it clear that he is ready to deploy forces to Libya in support of the GNA in Tripoli."
Ha!  Reminds me of those conferences the Khazars are always holding to discuss the 'plight' of the Palestinians, consisting of a bunch of Khazars and no Palestinians:  "Berlin conference prepares military occupation of Libya" (Schwarz) (it is funny to watch the various Euro-trash getting involved, on one side or the other depending on what they want to steal):
"The Libya conference, which took place this past Sunday in Berlin, was not about “peace” in the war-torn country, but about the distribution of the loot. It is reminiscent of the conferences at which the colonial powers of the 19th century divided up entire regions and continents among themselves.

The composition of the conference alone shows this. At the table sat the heads of state and government of the most powerful great and regional powers, but no representative of the country whose fate was being decided. The two main adversaries in the Libyan civil war, Prime Minister Fayez al-Sarraj and General Chalifa Haftar, had indeed been summoned to Berlin, but they had to wait in the anteroom until they were told what the conference had decided. Moreover, neither of them represents the Libyan people, serving rather as puppets of the various powers fighting for control of the oil-rich country."
"The conflict between Turkey and Greece, which was not invited to Berlin despite outraged protests by the Athens government out of concern for gas deposits in the eastern Mediterranean, has also intensified. Over the weekend, Turkish hackers paralysed the websites of the Greek Foreign Ministry and secret service. Greek hackers retaliated by doing the same to the website of the Turkish Foreign Ministry. The two hostile NATO members have previously been on the verge of war."
Labour is hopelessly fucked:   "For the 0.5% Not the 99.5%" (Atzmon) (slogan).

"The Mad Geopolitics of Israel’s EastMed Gas Pipeline" (Engdahl). The Khazars are not used to a truculent bastard like Erdoğan who doesn't fold up immediately in the face of their plans.

We've sat around and let the Assholians and their vassals abuse the term 'terrorism' to play their geopolitical games ('terrorists' being basically people who want things that the Khazars don't want), so now we reap the reward of having 'terrorism' turned around and applied to domestic politics, with 'terrorists' being anybody who doesn't agree with the plans of the 1%:  "UK Counter Terrorism Policing document seeks to outlaw political dissent" (Scripps).

More on the nerve of Biden:  "Biden campaign warns media not to spread ‘debunked’ claims about his activities in Ukraine or else". "Not Just Hunter: Widespread Biden Family Profiteering Exposed" (Durden).

That expensive Assholian LNG is going to get dumped on Britain:  "Into the Fire: Boris Johnson's Call For New 'Iran Deal' Show UK Deep in 'Washington's Camp' - Prof" (Cureton):
"A UK government report also explained that the UK has been losing natural gas production capacity while increasing its demand and imports of liquid natural gas (LNG), further complicating issues for energy suppliers.
Boris Johnson's pivot to Washington could potentially satisfy two preconditions for a major trade deal with the US: allowing the United States to sell its expensive LNG to the UK and deterring Iranian oil firms from selling its own reserves, potentially the largest in the world via the South Pars 11 fields.
But the US is still the biggest winner in this by racketeering the UK's energy security and controlling who London can trade with, namely those already in the US geopolitical orbit along the North Sea, in addition to the UK being pressured from receiving future reserves shared amongst the EU27 set to earn new inflows from the nearly complete Nord Stream II pipeline."
 Tweet (Rania Khalek) (arm in arm):
"Looks like it was the Russians who forced Warren’s campaign and CNN to manufacture a smear against Bernie Sanders that would ultimately blow back in Warren’s face. Those Russians are clever devils."
Tweet (Ben Norton):
"Around 120 human rights activists were murdered in Colombia in 2019, the UN documented That's up from 115 assassinations in 2018 And Colombia's violent repressive far-right gov't is a US protectorate, portrayed as a model for the region against Venezuela"
Tweet (Ben Norton):
"As the Trump admin pushes war on Iran and suffocates its people with sanctions, while illegally militarily occupying Iraq and refusing to leave, The Intercept is helping to justify this war of aggression by portraying Iran as the big bogeyman So much for "adversarial" journalism"
"Brazil’s far-right government backed terror plot against Venezuela, top newspaper reveals" (Norton).

Satire (I think), for now:  "US Government to Authorize Israeli Drone Strikes on US Soil & NSA/Israeli Agreement"

Monday, January 20, 2020

(((Their))) (((hero)))

It's a real, American, newspaper, goyim:  tweet (Eli Valley):
"Separately, curious whether they draft all their editorials under a signed (?) photo of Theodor Herzl"

The Pedo Wing

"Art preservationists want Frick Collection to buy Jeffrey Epstein’s townhouse as part of museum expansion plan" (Ray).  An excellent way to recoup some money for the Mossad so they can put it into new blackmail projects.

Gay problem

"Bloomberg Journo Fabricates Bernie Sanders Quote About Buttigieg Having A 'Gay Problem'" (Durden).  Even better, she fabricates for Bloomberg while Bloomberg is literally running against Bernie!  This is Pulitzer-Prize-level work.

"The Iranian Woman In The #IraniansDetestSoleimani Viral Video Was Also A Lobbyist For A Militia In Libya" (Broderick/Lytvynenko).  "The Kuwaiti Incubator Baby Hoax".

I knew they were going to endorse a non-Bernie, but endorsing two non-Bernies is unclear on the concept of 'endorsement' (plus making a big spectacle out of it, like it was a football draft or something somebody might care about):  tweet (Max Blumenthal):
"Bwahahahaha this outdid my expectations of an amazing self parody of delusional elite liberal opinion making"
They seem to have done this so they could call Faux', by default, the 'progressive' one, which is the line Wall Street likes.

Recently, newspaper endorsements have been the kiss of death.

Tweet (Kevin Gosztola) (Biden's outrageous lying response is to claim the video was 'doctored'; Biden's got 50 years of saying outrageous things to explain):
"If the US had a functioning media economy that served people over corporate interests, posting videos of candidate's past speeches would be seen as journalism. It would be a necessary part of vetting a politician to help voters choose who to support."


My internet is rarely down since I made my valient escape from Rogers (known in Canada as 'Robbers'), but it's down today.

Sunday, January 19, 2020

National-security state

"Egypt and the Destruction of Civil Liberties in America" (Hornberger):
"Like the United States since the end of World War II, Egypt is a national-security state. That means that, like the United States, its government is characterized by a powerful military-intelligence establishment with vast powers within the national governmental apparatus. The difference between the two systems is that while the U.S. government has three other branches of government — the executive, legislative, and judicial — the Egyptian national-security establishment wields 100 percent omnipotent control over the government and, consequently, the nation.

The U.S. Constitution called a different type of governmental structure into existence — a limited-government republic. The last thing that Americans of that time would have approved was a national-security state form of governmental structure similar to the one in Egypt or the United States today. That’s because they didn’t trust vast and powerful military-intelligence establishments, which they called “standing armies.” They figured that such establishments end up destroying the freedom and well-being of the citizenry.

James Madison, the father of the Constitution, expressed the common sentiment of Americans, when he stated:
A standing military force, with an overgrown Executive will not long be safe companions to liberty. The means of defence agst. foreign danger, have been always the instruments of tyranny at home. Among the Romans it was a standing maxim to excite a war, whenever a revolt was apprehended. Throughout all Europe, the armies kept up under the pretext of defending, have enslaved the people."
"Pompeo Says Gangland-Style Hit on Soleimani Was "Restoration of Deterrence"" (Whitney).  "The Murder Of Qassem Soleimani Will Deter No One" (Moon).  After Trump and Pompeo worked their way through a series of lies intended to provide some sort of justification for the illegal murder of Soleimani (and Trump eventually throwing up his hands and giving up), Pompeo has settled on a doctrine, as seen in the excerpt from his speech (my emphasis in red; the reference to the Islamic Republic is ludicrous as the immediate result of this 'deterrence' - the killing of the world's most successful ISIS killer - is ceasing fighting ISIS):
"President Trump and those of us in his national security team are re-establishing deterrence – real deterrence ‒ against the Islamic Republic. In strategic terms, deterrence simply means persuading the other party that the costs of a specific behavior exceed its benefits. It requires credibility; indeed, it depends on it. Your adversary must understand not only do you have the capacity to impose costs but that you are, in fact, willing to do so.
And let’s be honest. For decades, U.S. administrations of both political parties never did enough against Iran to get the deterrence that is necessary to keep us all safe.
So what did we do? We put together a campaign of diplomatic isolation, economic pressure, and military deterrence.
Qasem Soleimani discovered our resolve to defend American lives.
We have re-established deterrence, but we know it’s not everlasting, that risk remains. We are determined not to lose that deterrence. In all cases, we have to do this.
We saw, not just in Iran, but in other places, too, where American deterrence was weak. We watched Russia’s 2014 occupation of the Crimea and support for aggression against Ukraine because deterrence had been undermined. We have resumed lethal support to the Ukrainian military.

China’s island building, too, in the South China Sea, and its brazen attempts to coerce American allies undermined deterrence. The Trump administration has ramped up naval exercises in the South China Sea, alongside our allies and friends and partners throughout the region."
So the Trump/Pompeo Doctrine is that the American national security state, the actual government of the United States, can kill anybody it doesn't like, for no reason other than the vague idea that it will 'deter' anybody from doing something or anything else it doesn't like.

"Lunatic: Pompeo threatens Putin with Drone Assassination" (Duff). Pompeo expressly put Russia and China on his list.  It is difficult not to be reminded of the foaming at the mouth over the allegations against Russia involving Skripal.

Of course, and ironically, the reason the powers that be developed rules against this sort of thing is that it leads to profoundly asymmetrical results, with the weaker countries now able to take out a far bigger chunk of the hegemon's power by selective assassinations, a relatively resource sparing and easy technique of warfare available to those who lack the same quantity of military equipment.  The hegemon and its vassals are already scraping the bottom of the barrel in its search for 'leaders', and this will only make things worse.

"After US killing of Iran’s Soleimani, narrative control on social media is getting worse" (Bartlett).  After an Assassination For The Jews, the (((platforms))) naturally cleanse themselves of dangerous truth.  The essential problem with the (((platforms))), un(((mediated))) content which can be provided by anyone, is dealt with by disappearing content and content providers, and the infamous Khazar utter shamelessness - chutzpah, their main defining characteristic along with psychopathy and kleptomania - comes in handy here.

"How the President Became a Drone Operator" (Harpootlian).

"The Military and State Can't Handle the Trump Truth by Larry C Johnson" (Anglin).  This is great, as far as it goes, except Trump, under MEGA Group blackmail pressure, and the bribes, folded up like a cheap suitcase, and certainly can no longer be counted on for any opposition to the national-Security state, especially after the next election.

Citizen 'journalism'

"Important Douma OPCW update from Prof. Piers Robinson" (Beeley), and the tweet thread by Piers Robinson.  Mortar shell attack, then White Helmets moving chlorine cylinder to fit the narrative, evidence inadvertently and incompetently supplied by Higgins himself (!) - hopefully resulting in a dock to his weekly NATO pay packet - and freshly killed bodies, supplied to order by al Qaeda, then staged around the scene by White Helmets.  This isn't just falling for an obviously scripted narrative, it is actually being a party to mass murder.

"Crimes of the century – truth, perception and punishment" (Smith).  The hegemon needs narratives it can feed to the (((media))), stuff for headlines and first few paragraphs to herd the farm animals, but doesn't have any credibility itself due to decades of outright lying.  Hence, the need for a shtick like Higgins has, the 'everyguy' 'finding pictures and videos on the internet, to which he can apply his 'normal' 'common sense', miraculously supporting the Atlantic Council/NATO/hememon narrative every single time.  The problem is that Higgins is now part of a organized lie factory called Bellingcat, and is just another discredited cog in the lying (((media))).  You are no 'citizen journalist' if you run another stinktank.  The more he fights and loses against a guy like Hitchens (the big joke is that Higgins just isn't very smart), the less worth he has as a propagandist.  Soon, the world will need a new Brown Moses.  Like euphemism, the word chosen to replace the embarrassing word soon takes on the qualities of the original word, and needs to be replaced itself.

Saturday, January 18, 2020

How many trees

"Internet Mocks New 'Space Force' Uniform" (Scarce).

Tweet (Savvy & Realistic Democrat) (protest as a career path):
"Counterpoint: the kids are alright!"
Tweet (MAGA Mel):
 "BREAKING: Military to jam GPS signals across East Coast through Jan. 24th; FBI asserting imminent domain to seize night vision devices from distributors FAAsafety.gov/files/notices/ naturalnews.com/2020-01-17-mil"
Tweet (jercor) (Unified Conspiracy Theory):
"The truth has been revealed !"
Enormous collection:  "Update #5: Your Cartoon Special: #Epstein Didn't Kill Himself: Jan 16, 2020"(Snippits and Snappits).

Red notice

"6 F-35 jets were reportedly on Iran’s borders at time of plane crash: Russia":
"Acting Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov says there is unverified information that at least six American F-35 jets were “in the Iranian border area” at the time when Iran accidentally downed Ukraine International Airlines flight PS752 last week.
“This information has yet to be verified, but I’d like to underline the edginess that always accompanies such situations,” he said on Friday.
Lavrov stressed that it was important to understand the context of the incident, which occurred as Iran was on very high alert after retaliating against Washington’s assassination of Lieutenant General Qassem Soleimani.
“There is information that the Iranians were expecting another attack from the United States after the strike but did not know what form it might take,” Lavrov said.
The Russian foreign minister added that he was not trying to excuse anyone for the incident."
Every.  Single.  Fucking.  Time.  "Key Architect of 2003 Iraq War Is Now a Key Architect of Trump Iran Policy" (Schwarz):
"An influential neoconservative in President George W. Bush’s White House who became a significant force behind the push for war with Iraq in 2003, Wurmser has recently been serving as an informal adviser to the Trump administration, according to new reporting from Bloomberg News. In that capacity, Wurmser helped make the case for the recent drone strike that assassinated Iranian Gen. Qassim Suleimani.

Wurmser wrote several memos to then-national security adviser John Bolton in May and June of 2019. In the documents, according to Bloomberg, Wurmser argued that aggressive action by the U.S. — such as the killing of Suleimani — would, in Wurmser’s words, “rattle the delicate internal balance of forces and the control over them upon which the [Iranian] regime depends for stability and survival.”

The significance of this is two-fold. First, while it was already clear that the neoconservative movement has powerfully influenced the Trump administration, Wurmser’s role on Iran is further evidence of the sway that neoconservatism still holds on the U.S. right — despite the catastrophic invasion of Iraq and Trump’s disavowal of the war. Second, it demonstrates that neoconservatives such as Wurmser still cherish a peculiar theory about Iranian society."
Remind me again why anybody can afford the luxury of having Khazars around.

"How the US empire stole the left's ideas" (Massad).

"MuzzleWatch: The forces of censorship are unrelenting" (Lipton).

Tweet (Tappy Lappy) (Globo-Homo-Rothschild-o has ordered an almost complete news blackout in the (((media))) over what is going on in France):
"Macron booed and chased from a Theatre. #GiletsJaunes"
"Brazil's culture minister fired after paraphrasing quote by Nazi propaganda chief Goebbels"(Chakraborty).  Now we know what it takes to get fired from the Brazilian government - offending the Khazars.  He would have been fine had he said exactly the same thing without plagiarizing a Goebbels's speech.

"Is the JDL trying to start a race war in New York City?" (Brown).  It is worth always remembering that when the JDL engaged in violent attacks against peaceful protesters in Canada, Justin drew himself up on a stack of shekels and blamed the victims!:  "JDL Canada thugs attack York students then cry “anti-Semitism”" (Barrows Friedman).  The vile behavior of beshekeled politicians is often impossible to believe.

"Eight years after, Canada's move to close Iranian embassy still controversial".  "Canada will withdraw from Iraq if government expels all foreign troops: defence minister" (Berthiaume).

"Four For Friday - The Red Notice" (CDaN).  CDaN has been hinting that the French police are investigating various Epstein activities in France, up to wanting to interview Randy Andy, but, given the (((government))) of France, I find that extremely unlikely.

Friday, January 17, 2020

Commemorative plaque

Tweet (The Good Liars):
"We made Jeffrey Epstein’s mansion a landmark to celebrate Alan Dershowitz and his accomplishments on his big day. Congrats Alan, keep those underwear on!"

Ligature mark

"More Reasons to Question the Jeffrey Epstein “Suicide”" (Who.What.Why.).  Common sense would tell you that the ligature mark couldn't possibly be where it was if Epstein hanged himself.  There's nothing on the neck to keep the rope so low, and the weight of the body would pull down until the rope was at the jaw-line.  On the other hand, the mark is in the perfect place for manual strangulation from behind using a rope or wire.

No 'dual' loyalty!

"Kahane the prophet" (Rabkin).  Farm animals, stop being fooled:  Ben-Gurion = Kahane = every Khazar today.

"Israel begins extending ‘silent annexation’ over the West Bank, with the blessings of the Trump administration" (Patel) (Khazar 'environmentalism' = naturally, theft).  "US Envoy: Next Plan Is to Let Israel Annex West Bank":
"He pointed out that the West Bank is the most complicated issue because of the large number of Palestinians living there, noting that the US would propose its vision for the solution, referring to the deal of the century.
“It does not obfuscate the very real issue that 2 million or more Palestinians reside in Judea and Samaria [the occupied West Bank], and we all wish that they live in dignity, in peace, and with independence, pride and opportunity. We are committed to find a way to make that happen.”
Friedman added that Israel “recovers” it from Jordan in 1967 after it had “occupied” it for 19 years.
“Jordan had occupied Judea and Samaria for only 19 years and almost no one recognised its rights to the territory,” he continued."
"Sealed Off and Forgotten: What You Should Know about Israel’s ‘Firing Zones’ in the West Bank" (Baroud). "UN’s Warning that Gaza Will Not Be a “Liveable Place” by 2020 Has Been Realised" (McCloskey).

"South Dakota Governor signs anti-BDS executive order" (Arria).  State #28 run by blackmailed and/or bribed traitors working for a foreign power.

Um, this is 'anti-Semitic', isn't it, pointed directly at the Khazar gangsters in Russia (would that every country had similar laws) (and more):  "TRANSCRIPT: Putin’s Address to the Federal Assembly" (as usual, it is literally impossible to imagine any western 'leader' giving such a speech):
"The goal and mission of state service is to serve the people, and those who enter this path must know that by doing this they inseparably connect their lives with Russia and the Russian people without any assumptions and allowances.

Requirements must be even stricter for presidential candidates. I suggest formalising a requirement under which presidential candidates must have had permanent residence in Russia for at least 25 years and no foreign citizenship or residence permit and not only during the election campaign but at any time before it too." 
The primitive Khazar victory dance - after they gloated about how they 'slaughtered' Corbyn - in Britain continues:  "The Labour Party" (Atzmon). "UK’s Lord Polak says new Tory government is opportunity for pro-Israel lobbyists".  It has gone beyond ridiculous:  "Labour’s fake anti-Semitism crisis outlives Corbyn" (Winstanley).  Sadly, and tragically for everybody except Khazars, Labour appear to be such a bunch of cucks that things are only going to become (much, much) worse:  "Lead Us Not Into Oblivion" (Gilbert).

46 47!  "King Tucker Goes OFF On Pharma-Jews For Poisoning Millions of Americans!" (Batty).  "CNN’s Brutal War Against Bernie Sanders Leads to Them Proving He is the Most Based Communist" (Anglin).  The growing ''Nazis' for Bernie' movement.

"US government uses Swiss diplomatic network to communicate with Iran" (Electrospaces).

"They like to get the landmarks" (Madsen).

"Hassan Diab and family suing federal government for $90 million over failed terrorism probe" (Cochrane).  After the Khazar whitewash of Khazar - and Khazar stooge - crimes was delivered.

Tweet (Dimitri Lascaris):
"Here’s Canada’s Ambassador of Apartheid @lyonsinisrael displaying the mug shots of Canadians who have gone to serve in Israel’s apartheid military. Thanks Ms. Lyons, one day soon, the International Criminal Court will have need of this evidence: #ICC #Palestine #warcrimes @IDF"
"4chan Haxxors Reveal Greta Thunberg’s Facebook Page is Run by Papa Thunberg and a Pajeet!" (Batty).

"Assange May Walk Free Thanks To CIA Bumbling: Former NYT General Counsel" (Goodale).  An excellent argument which will have no hope in the proudly corrupt British judicial system. Another spectacular - and completely unnecessary, driven by arrogance - fuck-up by the CIA.

"Hear no evil, see no evil, print no evil? MSM warn journalists away from Burisma/Biden info after ‘hack’ report" (Buyniski).  Hilarious instruction not to look at the substance of the 'hack', just accept our utterly unsubstantiated claims that it is part of the Russian efforts against Biden!

"Trump’s Latest Debacle: an Incompetent and Deceitful National Security Team" (Goodman).  It is difficult to imagine putting your foreign policy in the hands of a guy whose only plan is to manipulate it to get himself raptured into heaven.

"Murderous Influence – The Criminal Power Of The United States And Its Zionist Whisperers" (Hecht-Galinski).

"The Assassination Tapes" (Holland) (from 2004):
"In July of 1973, six months after the death of Lyndon Baines Johnson, The Atlantic published an article by a journalist and former Johnson speechwriter named Leo Janos. "The Last Days of the President," about LBJ in retirement, was elegiac in tone and fact, save for one dissonant paragraph—in which Johnson volunteered his opinion that President John F. Kennedy's assassination had been the result of a conspiracy organized from Cuba. "I never believed that [Lee Harvey] Oswald acted alone, although I can accept that he pulled the trigger," he explained to Janos. Johnson thought such a conspiracy had formed in retaliation for U.S. plots to assassinate Fidel Castro; he had found after taking office that the government "had been operating a damned Murder Inc. in the Caribbean.""
"The Pentagon’s and CIA’s Power to Assassinate Americans" (Hornberger):
"It is impossible to overstate the magnitude of the change that took place after World War II, when the federal government was converted from a limited-government republic to a national-security state form of governmental structure. A national-security state is a totalitarian form of governmental structure, one that wields totalitarian-like powers. North Korea is a national security state. So are China, Russia, Cuba, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, and Pakistan. And post-World War II United States.

The conversion of the federal government to a national-security state automatically brought into existence the power of the federal government to assassinate American citizens. At the moment of the conversion, the freedom of the American people was destroyed because, again, it is impossible to reconcile the totalitarian power of assassination with the principles of a free society.

It doesn’t matter how much Americans are convinced that they are a free people. It doesn’t matter how many times they thank the troops for defending their freedom. The fact remains: A people whose government wields the power to assassinate its own people are not a free people.

It’s no different here in the United States. The power to assassinate, which is reserved to the Pentagon and the CIA, two of the principal components of the national-security establishment (the other is the NSA), is omnipotent and non-reviewable, so long as the Pentagon and the CIA say that the assassination relates to “national security.” Once they utter those two words, there isn’t a court in the land, including the U.S. Supreme Court, that will interfere with the Pentagon’s or CIA’s assassination of any American citizen or, for that matter, any other citizen.

An American citizen who learns that he has been targeted for assassination has no recourse to prevent his killing. If he kills the assassin or any other Pentagon or CIA official, they will arrest him, prosecute him, and execute him as a terrorist and murderer. If he seeks an injunction in U.S. District Court, they will assassinate him on his way to court. If a relative sues for an injunction on his behalf, the court will dismiss the suit for “lack of standing.” If relatives sue for wrongful death, their suit will be summarily dismissed. If a state grand jury returns an indictment for murder against the Pentagon or the CIA, a federal district court will enjoin the prosecution. If a federal grand jury returns a similar indictment, a federal district judge will summarily dismiss it.

In a national-security state, national security is everything. Once the Pentagon or the CIA utter those two words to justify their assassination of an American citizen, the other three branches of government, including the judiciary, immediately go silent, passive, and deferential.

Can Americans regain their freedom? Of course! But to do so requires a dismantling of the national-security state form of governmental structure and a restoration of a limited-government republic form of governmental structure."
"Tracked, Targeted, Killed: Qassem Soleimani’s Final Hours" (al-Salhy).

"German Parliament Office Reports No Russian Invasion of Donbass, Rejects Media and Government Propaganda" (Helmer).  This is just basic common sense.  You'd think the Ukrainians, or the Americans who tell the Ukrainians what to do, would be able to come up with one shred of evidence of direct Russian involvement, if such involvement was really happening.

"France at a Crossroads" (Greeman). The Rothschilds invested too much money in Macron to give up on him yet, and they've restarted the triangulation required to keep very woke Mélenchon out of power:  "Marine Le Pen to Run in 2022 French Presidential Election: Report" (Nussbaum).

"Hong Kong denies entry to Human Rights Watch director".

Thursday, January 16, 2020

Fantastic communist

"Who Targeted Ukraine Airlines Flight 752? Iran Shot It Down But There May be More to the Story" (Giraldi).  Good treatment of the conventional story, though unconventional stories are picking up speed.

On the new ultra-mission-creep plan for the farm animals that NATO will be the guardians of Khazaria:  "What’s the Point of NATO If You Are Not Prepared to Use It Against Iran?" (Giraldi).

"The Real Reasons for the Israeli Race to Annex the Palestinian West Bank and Jordan Valley" (Nassar).  'Left' 'Ultra-right' and 'ultra-ultra-right' in Israel are in a kleptomania race.

Euro-trash using diplomatic trickery - not even hidden - to scupper the whole deal (and no doubt thereby get the big bags of shekels):  "How Europe betrayed Iran: By triggering JCPOA dispute mechanism, EU helps Trump finish job of killing the Iran nuclear deal" (Ritter):
"On January 5, 2020, Tehran announced that it would no longer comply with its obligations under the Iran nuclear agreement, officially known as the Joint Comprehensive Program of Action (JCPOA). Iran’s actions are in response to the withdrawal of the US from the JCPOA, and the re-imposition of economic sanctions by the US which had been lifted when the deal came into force.

In response to the Iranian actions, the governments of France, Germany, and the UK – all parties to the deal, along with the European Union (EU) – invoked provisions within the JCPOA, known as the Dispute Resolution Mechanism (DRM), in an effort to bring Iran back into compliance.

The triggering of the DRM by the European countries, however, is a disingenuous move designed to provide diplomatic cover for the EU’s own failures when it comes to JCPOA implementation.

Moreover, given the likely outcome of this process, a convening of the UN Security Council where economic sanctions will be re-imposed on Iran by default, the Europeans have all but assured the demise of the JCPOA, with their so-called diplomacy serving as little more than a facilitator of a larger crisis between Iran and the US that, given the heightened tensions between these two nations in the aftermath of the assassination of Qassem Soleimani, precipitously increases the prospects for war.

When the JCPOA was finalized in July 2015, the world was given hope that the crisis over Iran’s nuclear enrichment capability, which had been threatening to boil over into war, had been resolved, and diplomacy had prevailed over armed conflict.

The JCPOA codified a number of restrictions on Iran’s ability to enrich uranium, including the numbers and types of centrifuges that could be used, where enrichment could take place, what level of enrichment could occur, and how large of a stockpile of enriched nuclear material Iran was allowed to maintain, and an intrusive comprehensive inspection regime designed to verify Iran’s compliance.

These restrictions were designed to ease over time through a series of so-called “sunset clauses,” until all that remained was an enhanced inspection process. In short, the JCPOA legitimized Iran’s right to enrich uranium for peaceful purposes while simultaneously recognizing the concerns of some within the international community regarding the potential for Iran to abuse this enrichment capability for military purposes.

The JCPOA was, in effect, a comprehensive confidence building mechanism intended to build trust between Iran and the international community over time, consistent with the agreement’s preamble, which declared “Iran reaffirms that under no circumstances will Iran ever seek, develop or acquire any nuclear weapons.”

Prior to the implementation of the JCPOA, Iran had been subjected to stringent economic sanctions levied under the authority of the UN Security Council. In exchange for entering into the agreement, these sanctions were lifted.

However, the deal recognized that disputes could emerge regarding the implementation of the agreement, and put in place a dispute resolution mechanism which, if no satisfactory solution was found to an identified problem, would result in these sanctions being automatically re-imposed.

A key aspect of this mechanism was that if any party to the agreement used its veto in the UN Security Council to block a vote related to nonperformance on the part of any party to the agreement, then the economic sanctions would automatically be reinstated.

For the first two-plus years of the deal’s existence, from July 2015 through to May 2018, Iran was found to be in full compliance with its commitments.

In May 2018, however, the US precipitously withdrew from the agreement, claiming that the eventual expiration of the “sunset clauses” paved the way for Iran to produce a nuclear weapon, and as such the JCPOA was little more than a facilitator of Iranian nuclear malign intent.

The US began re-imposing economic sanctions on Iran, all of which included so-called secondary sanctions which applied to any nation that violated the US sanctions. Iran rightfully viewed the re-imposition of sanctions by the US as a violation of the deal.

Furthermore, when EU companies began balking on their willingness to do business with Iran out of fear of US secondary sanctions, Iran rightfully found the EU to be in violation of the JCPOA as well.

Iran gave the remaining parties to the JCPOA six months following the US withdrawal to develop the necessary mechanisms needed to sidestep the impact of the US economic sanctions.

By November 2018, however, no such mechanisms had been implemented, and when the US targeted Iran’s economic lifeblood by sanctioning oil sales, Iran responded by invoking its rights under Article 26 and Article 36 of the JCPOA, which allows Iran to “cease performing its commitments under the JCPOA, in whole or in part”, for either the re-imposition of new nuclear-related sanctions, or “significant nonperformance” of obligations under the JCPOA, or in this case, both.

Since that time, Iran has been gradually stepping away from the restrictions imposed on it, noting each time that its measures were immediately reversible should the underlying issues be resolved in a manner that complied with the letter and intent of the JCPOA.

In short, Iran demanded that the EU live up to its obligations to stand up to the US economic sanctions. The EU has consistently failed to do so, resulting in Iran’s gradual backing away from its obligations, leading to the current state of affairs where all of the restrictions imposed by the JCPOA, not including international inspections, which continue unabated, have ceased to be in operation.

When it comes to levying fault for the current state of affairs, there is no “chicken or egg” causality up for debate. Blame lies squarely on both the US for withdrawing from the deal, and the EU for failing to live up to its obligations under the JCPOA regarding economic engagement with Iran.

Iran has long warned the governments of France, Germany, and the UK not to invoke the DRM, noting that the JCPOA does not permit such a move if, as is the case today, Iran is exercising its legal right in response to the illegal and unilateral actions of the US.

There is no realistic expectation that Iran will change its position in this regard. Russia and China have already indicated that Iran is fully within its rights within the JCPOA to back off its obligations regarding restrictions imposed on its nuclear program, citing US and EU non-performance.

By invoking the DRM, the Europeans have, knowingly and wittingly, initiated a process that can only have one outcome, the termination of the JCPOA. In doing so, the EU has breathed life into unfounded US allegations of Iranian nuclear weapons intent, setting up an inevitable clash between the Washington and Tehran that has the real potential of dragging the whole world down with it."
"Much Ado About Nothing?" (Robinson).  Putin says some seemingly innocuous things, and then the whole government suddenly, and inexplicably, resigns.  Commentators are baffled.  Couldn't somebody just ask Putin or Medvedev or some other senior official what's going on?  It's not like it is  the old days of the Soviet Union, where every decision was made in secret?

Also, Robinson on Pelosi's comical PDS/TDS.

"Trump, the deal maker, blinks before China" (Bhadrakumar) (Xi had a mission to Burma, and chose that over Trump; my emphasis in red):
"What matters most to Trump is that that China could step up purchase of agricultural exports. Trump mentioned a figure of $50bn worth of imports of agricultural goods a year by China. But China has added the caveat that the purchases will depend on market demand.

Clearly, it was the Chinese retaliation by terminating agricultural imports from US that really hurt Trump politically, who won the White House in 2016 with strong backing from farming states. The US exported nearly $20bn worth of agricultural products to China in 2017. That figure fell to $9.1bn last year, after China imposed retaliatory tariffs of up to 25% on a range of US goods, including apples, soybeans, ginseng and cotton.

Farm bankruptcies have surged 24% across America since September 2018, a few months after US trade disputes with China led to higher tariffs on key farm goods including soyabeans, cotton and dairy. This has forced Trump to announce some $28bn in aid for farmers affected by the tariffs, leading to a ridiculous situation where 40% of farm profits this year are expected to come from federal assistance."
"Trump walking fine line in supporting Iran protesters" (Rothschilds).

"#Handshakegate: Vile Kike Sarah Silverman Shills for Injun Squaw Liz Against Fantastic Communist Bernie" (Anglin).  Fauxcahontas challenged him knowing the microphone would pick it up, but Bernie's been around too long to fall for that kind of trick.  Faux' seems to have decided that her only hope now is as Biden's VP, and wait for Creepy Joe to inevitably croak.  It's funny after Bill and Barry how geriatric Assholian politics has become.  Nobody under 70 wants to lower themselves to be President.

"CNN’s Debate Performance Was Villainous and Shameful" (Taibbi).  "The Big Loser in the Iowa Debate? CNN’s Reputation" (Naureckas/Hollar).  They are supposed to be a little more subtle about the desperation to block Saunders.

"Today's Blind Items - Tripping" (CDaN):  "More often than not, the band was this permanent A list band that had been formed specifically for these experiments."

Army of 'tists

Tweet (leftworks):
"Wikipedia editor Philip Cross removes all reference to award-winning international journalist Jonathan Steele's article on Douma (CounterPunch) from
@Wikipedia's Douma chemical attack page on the grounds that Bellingcat doesn't agree with it."
"Andrew Philip Cross: Wikipedia Editing Scandal Continues (But For How Much Longer?)" (Clark). The 'tist behind it (though I'm sure there is a British intelligence organizing mind directing him in the right directions).  Jimmy Wales is the Zionist thug behind this, as he refuses to remove this obvious problem as an editor.  An army of 'tists is a frightening thing, easily manipulated, smart enough and obsessive enough to do all the grunt work, but without a hint of morality to govern their actions.  The bad guys will direct them against us until the AI cyborg army is ready.

"Wikipedia vs. My Real Biography" (Shamir).


"Virgin Islands allege Jeffrey Epstein trafficked girls as young as 12 as recently as 2018" (Chang/Hall):
"“The Epstein case highlights how sex traffickers — like all organized criminal enterprises — thrive on the secrecy provided by anonymous shell companies,” said Clark Gascoigne, executive director of the Financial Accountability and Corporate Transparency (FACT) Coalition, a group calling for greater transparency about true owners of shell companies. “Opaque ownership structures make it difficult — if not impossible — for law enforcement to track individuals” behind human trafficking."
A nice way of saying the Mossad ownership is well hidden. Still, if they seize the islands to cover a small part of the damages, ownership will have to come out (which is why I'm sure this aspect of the proceedings will be allowed to die a quiet death).

Linking to an October article:  "For Jeffrey Epstein, one island hideaway wasn’t enough. How he stealthily acquired a second" (Hall/Brown).  The guy whose name they used to keep the unpopular Epstein off the legal documents is Sultan Ahmed bin Sulayem (my emphasis in red):
"The seller of the Great St. James property was Christian Kjaer, one of Denmark’s richest men. Members of his wealthy family had owned the property for almost four decades. He did not want to sell it to Epstein because of the 2008 Palm Beach County conviction for solicitation and sordid accounts of sexual abuse related by his underage victims.

“He was not popular on the island,” Susan Astani-Kjaer, the seller’s wife, told the Danish publication B.T. two days after Epstein’s reported Aug. 10 suicide in a New York jail cell.

Locals in St. Thomas begged the couple not to sell the island because of the reports of Epstein’s deviant behavior, she said.

The fact that Epstein was the apparent buyer emerged only when his name appeared in local land-use permits as the sole member of the company that bought it.

Two outside attorneys for Epstein involved in the transaction — Kroblin and Kellerhals — did not return calls and emails requesting comment. Nor did Epstein’s longtime personal attorney, Darren Indyke. Kevin D’Amour, an attorney for the Kjaers in the Virgin Islands, declined to comment, and April Newland, the seller’s broker, did not return calls for comment. Maria Hodge, attorney for the Kjaers, did not answer detailed messages seeking comment, nor did Carrie De Leon of West Indies Title, LLC, the title agent on the deal.

The corporate vehicle for the 2016 purchase was an anonymous Virgin Islands corporation, Great St. Jim, LLC. In communications between lawyers, Bin Sulayem is repeatedly referenced as what in legal parlance is called the ultimate beneficial owner. The parties signed the contract on Jan. 8, 2016.

At least Erika Kellerhals signed it for Great St. Jim, LLC. The contract paperwork included Bin Sulayem’s name but the space above it — where the signature would normally be — is left unsigned. When the sale closed on Jan. 28, 2016, there was no apparent reference to Bin Sulayem anywhere in the subsequent documentation.

Bin Sulayem is a business mogul from Dubai with longstanding connections to the ruling Maktoum family. He has indirect connections to the Virgin Islands. He got his start developing and running Dubai’s port and tax-free zone in the mid-1980s, later expanding into government-tied real estate and port ventures. He is the CEO and chairman of the global ports operator DP World, and was a board member of the Investment Corporation of Dubai, the sovereign wealth fund of Dubai.

He has business ties to an Epstein friend and co-investor named Andrew Farkas, a prominent New York developer. Farkas, who is friends with President Donald Trump, is an investor in buildings and an online real estate funding firm owned by Kushner Companies, belonging to the family of Trump’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner."
Hilariously, President Jared is tied into the MEGA Group blackmail operation against, amongst many others, his own father-in-law, an operation whose blackmail just led us to the brink of WWIII.