Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Honeypot Planet

"Sri Lanka’s Church Bombings: Geostrategic Terrorism and Drugs in the Empire of Chaos" (Ó Colmáin).

"ISIS suspect gave advance warning of Sri Lanka bombings, source says" (Griffiths/Gupta).  As we all know, ISIS is an American-Zionist proxy army, and these revelations, rather than the attack itself, form the basis of the destabilization attempts aimed at the government of Sri Lanka.

"Gold worth billions smuggled out of Africa " (Rothschild).  I don't doubt this, but I don't know what the (((angle))) is in telling us.

So the 'anti-Semites' in Ukraine voted in a Jew who is the tool of another Jewish oligarch who lives in exile in Israel, like some anti-Semitic cliché.  "Is this man the puppet master of Ukraine’s new president or an overhyped bogeyman?" (Ogorodnev).

"Top 51 Fake News Russiagate 'Bombshells' Spread By The MSM" (Nolte).  Despite the expected obfuscation from the ((('donor')))-addicted Clintonistas and the treasonous American IC, the sheer  volume of vigorous mendacity by the (((media))) probably explains why Trump's popularity is up despite his consistent record of doing the opposite of MAGA, and mostly MIGA.  Americans are somewhat protective of him as they realize he is under attack by people who are even worse.

"Zionist Lunatic Mike Pompeo Has Totally Sabotaged Trump’s Entire Foreign Policy Agenda" (Rogers).

"Julian Assange Exposed the Crimes of Powerful Actors, Including Israel" (Weir).

"The logic behind US humiliation of the Palestinians" (Bishara).  Something has got to give, as the degree of Khazar over-reach on multiple fronts has reached insane levels based on Sheldon's shekel/blackmail hold on Trump.

"Russia Recovered Remains Of Israeli Spy From Syria.. Or Did It?" (Al-Khalid) (remember, this is supposed to be evidence of Putin's troubling alliance with Bibi):
"Neither the absence of evidence, not the dubious character of the sources prevented the “Russia returned Cohen’s remains to Israel” story from spreading in the media like wildfire. The incredibly appropriate circumstances – lucky timing and sensational nature of the news – hint at a planned in advance dissemination operation. Who could stand behind it? Those who benefit from tensions between Syria and Russia, as well as between Russia and Israel.

Not only “anonymous sources in the Syrian opposition” but also their foreign backers, namely the US, fit perfectly in this scheme. Washington has multiple times expressed discontent over the rising Russian influence in the US allies in the Middle East, including Lebanon, Jordan, and of course Israel. Exploiting such a sensitive issue as the fate of the remains of Eli Cohen, who is considered a national hero in Israel and universally hated in Syria, is an ideal instrument to pursue the US interests in the region."
"Armed men crossing from Libya alleged to be French spies":
"Tunisia's government denied the story, which came amid reports suggesting French citizens may have assisted renegade military commander Khalifa Haftar as his forces attempt to capture the Libyan capital, Tripoli."
As paradoxical as it may seem, recent Florida prosecutorial decisions, which seem baffling when you consider the (((power relations))) of Florida, and may very well take down Khazars Kraft and Dersh (but we've seen over and over that Zionism will sacrifice its own for the (((greater good)))), are probably explained as both the Kraft-job - video of which apparently hit the internet and now, we're told, has completely disappeared! - and Epstein are blackmail pressure points on Trump (with the Chinese espionage connection to the Kraft-job, and, of course, Trump's visits to Orgy Island), with both involving under aged assault victims and/or 'human trafficking', one of the few things that can still take down even the biggest targets.

"John McAfee Vows To 'Out' Satoshi Nakamoto"  McAfee is trying to blackmail the CIA by revealing that bitcoin is a CIA honeypot in order to get out of his extradition!  What with bitcoin, the Silk Road (and similar illicit markets), Tor, the attempts to get Trump and his campaign to bite on dangled info supposedly from Russia on Clinton, the attack on Assange in Sweden, The Intercept's (Cole) 'protection' of sources (all CIA or American IC), and Epstein's operation (Mossad) (and I could name more names, but some of it isn't provable), we really live on Honeypot Planet.  These are all either tricks to entice you to reveal information based on the provision of false assurances of security which are actually backdoored, or traditional honeypots where you are encouraged to participate in illegal or embarrassing activity which is being recorded.

"Voters in Prince Edward Island elect Tory minority amid Green surge" (Bissett/Wright).  Despite the headline, the Greens could still form the government, either now, or after the Conservatives lose a vote of confidence.  Note also that another referendum to formally end democracy in PEI was defeated.

"Poll: What is President Trump’s Greatest MAGA Achievement So Far?" (Anglin).  Note the preponderance of MIGA.

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

C’est la vie

"The Buried Maidan Massacre and Its Misrepresentation by the West" (Katchanovski).  Ho hum, JYT presents a pile of lies with nice graphics to cover up for the Maidan massacre and its snipers.

India good for Sri Lanka?  But India sent a warning.  Yet another example of a well-warned attack, with warnings ignored.  I'm still certain our pals the Saudis were involved.

"How CIA & Allies Helped Jihadists In Syria: French Covert Ops Expert Exposes New Details" (interview of Maxime Chaix by Emmanuel Razavi).  How the US, Britain and France used the ruse of the FSA to slip Gulf-funded munitions, money and support to ISIS in Syria.  Read the whole thing, as it is rare example of a massive conspiracy revealed just after it happened (and, to some extent, it continues as ISIS is redeployed to other theaters) (my emphasis in red):
"Emmanuel Razavi: First of all, please refresh our memories about what operation Timber Sycamore is.
Maxime Chaix: Timber Sycamore is the codename of a covert operation officially authorized by Obama in June 2013 to train and equip the anti-Assad rebellion, but which actually started in October 2011, when the CIA was operating via Britain’s MI6 to avoid having to notify Congressthat it was arming the rebels in Syria. Originally, the CIA and MI6 (the British foreign intelligence service) set up a rebel arms supply network in Syria from Libya — a plan that involved the Saudi, Qatari and Turkish intelligence services.
In 2012, probably in spring, Obama reluctantly signed a top-secret executive order, of which little is known other than that it authorized the CIA to provide “non-lethal support” to the rebels in Syria. In concrete terms, then, what the CIA did was to link up its Qatari and Saudi allies with a number of arms manufacturers in the Balkans (Bulgaria, Romania, Serbia, Croatia, etc.). With the backing of NATO, which controls arms exports from the Balkans via EUFOR, Qatari and Saudi secret services began buying up weapons and ammunition from these countries to illegally equip anti-Assad rebels.
A few months later, in October 2012, the New York Times revealed that this vast CIA-sponsored arms trafficking was mainly going to support jihadist groups in Syria, while arms exports by air were growing, with weapons being injected into Syrian territory from “operation rooms” in Turkey and Jordan, through the FSA (“Free Syria Army”) and local arms traffickers.
Finally, it turned out that these “operation rooms” were cobbled together by fifteen Western and Middle Eastern intelligence services, including the DGSE(French foreign intelligence service) and MI6, although the we do not yet know exactly what role these various agencies played in this secret war. What is clear — and what I demonstrate in my book with irrefutable evidence —is that tens of thousands of tons of weapons and millions of rounds of ammunition were brought into the Syrian theater of war by this operation. It is also proven that these armaments mostly went to equip jihadist groups, including the terrorist militia which proclaimed itself “Islamic State” in June 2014.
Ultimately, Donald Trump decided to phase out this operation in early summer 2017. This was a major setback for the CIA, as the US President was thereby conceding the defeat of the United States and its partners in the war against Syria and its Russian, Iranian and Lebanese allies.
* * *
ER: What concrete evidence do you have to show that US intelligence services have provided support to jihadist militias in Syria?
MC: The coordination role that the Agency signed off on in the fall of 2011 is now a proven fact, as we know that it was belatedly confirmed in June 2018 by Ben Rhodes, Obama’s chief adviser from 2009 to 2017. During the interview in question, Rhodes argued that the blacklisting of al-Nusra Front on the State Department’s list of terrorist organizations in December 2012 was a “schizophrenic” move, since it was obvious that the jihadist militia was a “big chunk” of the anti-Assad opposition, as he put it in his own words. During that interview, journalist Mehdi Hasan not only elicited from him that the CIA had played a coordinating role in this vast arms trade, but also that US involvement in this shadow war had been much greater than we thought.
According to the Washington Post, it was one of the CIA’s “largest covert operations” in its history. In January 2016, the New York Times confirmed this, noting that the CIA’s maneuvers to overthrow Assad were part of a multinational campaign involving billions of petrodollars from the Gulf states, mainly spent by Saudi Arabia.
It must be understood that this secret war ushered in, between 2011 and 2017, close cooperation between Western secret services and their Turkish and Middle Eastern counterparts. Thus, many experts and journalists were making a mistake by analyzing the operations of the various Middle Eastern powers in isolation from those of the Western governments. On the contrary, as the former Qatari Prime Minister admitted in 2017, it was a joint and coordinated operation involving all of those intelligence services.
Due to the record number of public and private funders backing this campaign, and the tens of thousands of anti-Assad mujaheddin who were directly or indirectly aided by the CIA and its allies, I believe this could be the most massive clandestine operation in the history of the Agency."
Not to mention a complete failure!  It is odd, considering all the money they hoover up, and damage they cause, how consistent the CIA is in failing.  Also, on the issue that the French bureaucrats couldn't seem to decide which terrorists to support (not their worst problem, which was to support terrorist groups who were simultaneously attacking France itself!):
"In October 2018, Paris Match magazine co-editor Régis Le Sommier interviewed Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov. On that occasion, Lavrov revealed a shocking conversation between Laurent Fabius and himself: “Some time after the bombings of Libya, Laurent Fabius, [then] Minister of Foreign Affairs, had called me. According to [the Malian capital] Bamako, mujaheddin from northern Mali were nearing the French contingent’s positions. France intended to stop them by gaining the approval of the Security Council, and I was in favor. I told Laurent Fabius: ‘You surely understand that you are now going to face the same guys you armed in Libya.’ He chuckled and said to me, ‘C’est la vie’.” Lavrov’s comments were not denied by Laurent Fabius, so this type of flippancy in the face of the consequences of French foreign policy towards terrorist groups — and thus of the populations they threaten — is alarming."
"Wiki-Gate: Julian Assange Was Framed by the People Who Supported Him" (Chossudovsky).  The plan seems to have been that they could take control of the information by co-opting him.  Assange, looking for an easy information distribution system, fell for it, his big mistake (and the way Omidyar has buried the Snowden documents is a methodological parallel).  When it didn't work, and they lost control, they turned on him.  Vault 7 completely pushed them over the edge, as it ruined the entire basis of CIA trickery over the source of computer documents.

Ha!:  "The Saker interviews Dmitry Orlov".  They should Chernobyl the entire country and turn it into a wildlife preserve.

"Facebook’s new chief lawyer helped write the Patriot Act" (Brandom).  Sounds about right.

"Is the American Psychological Association Addicted to Militarism and War?" (Eidelson). There is zero chance that (((organized psychology))) won't support tricking the goyim into fighting each other.

"As the Israel lobby in the US weakens, its UK counterpart grows more fearsome" (Cook):
". . . unlike the U.S., where the pro-Israel lobby has maintained fervent support for Israel as a bipartisan matter over decades, the need for an equivalent pro-Israel lobby in the UK has emerged chiefly in relation to Corbyn’s unexpected ascent to power in the Labour party.
Rather than emerging slowly and organically, as was the case in the U.S., the British pro-Israel has had to be cobbled together hastily. Israel’s role in directing this immature lobby has been harder to hide.
Most of the UK’s Jewish leadership organizations have been poorly equipped for the task of tackling the new sympathy for Palestinian rights unleashed in the Labour party by Corbyn’s rise. The Board of Deputies, for example, has enjoyed visible ties to the ruling Conservative party. Any criticisms they make of the Labour leader are likely to be seen as having an air of partisanship and point-scoring.
So unusually in Britain’s case, the chief pro-Israel lobby group against Corbyn has emerged from within his own party – in the form of the Jewish Labour Movement (JLM).
The JLM is trumpeted in the British media both as a venerable Jewish group, more than a century old, and as one that is widely representative of Jewish opinion. Neither claim is true.
The JLM likes to date its origins to the Poale Zion organization, which was founded in 1903. A socialist society, Poale Zion affiliated itself not only with the British Labour party but also with a wide range of anti-Palestinian Zionist organizations such as the World Zionist Organization and the Israeli Labour party. The latter carried out the ethnic cleansing of the vast majority of Palestinians in 1948 and the party’s leaders to this today publicly support the illegal settlement “blocs” that are displacing Palestinians and stealing their land.
But as the investigative journalist Asa Winstanley has shown, before the unexpected ascent of Corbyn to the Labour leadership in 2015, the JLM had largely fallen into dormancy.
It was briefly revived in 2004, when Israel was facing widespread criticism in Britain over its brutal efforts to crush a Palestinian uprising in the occupied territories. But the JLM only really became active again in 2015.
According to a covert recording of a private JLM event in late 2016, its then chair Jeremy Newmark said he and other activists had agreed to reform the group in September 2015 in response to “the rise of Jeremy Corbyn” and “Bernie Sanders in the States.” Corbyn has been elected Labour leader only days previously.
According to the transcript, Newmark told the other activists that it would be the “start of a struggle and a battle we will all be engaged in for months and probably years ahead of us.” He added that the JLM would be a suitable vehicle for their work because of the “rights and privileges” it enjoyed as a Labour party affiliate organization.
The motive behind the JLM’s resuscitation was also revealed by an undercover documentary made by Al Jazeera, aired in early 2017. It showed that the JLM was acting as little more than a front for the Israeli embassy, and that the mission it set itself was to weaken Corbyn in the hope of removing him from the leadership.
Early on, the JLM and other pro-Israel lobbyists within the party realized that most effective way to damage Corbyn, and silence solidarity with the Palestinian cause, was to weaponize the charge of anti-Semitism.
Support for Palestinian rights necessarily requires severe criticism of Israel, whose popular, rightwing governments have shown no interest in making concessions to the Palestinians on self-determination. In fact, while westerners have debated the need for urgent peacemaking, Israel has simply got on with grabbing vast tracts of Palestinian land as a way to destroy any hope of statehood.
But pro-Israel lobbyists in the UK have found that they can very effectively turn this issue into a zero-sum game – one that, in the context of a British public conversation oblivious to Palestinian rights, inevitably favors Israel.
The thrust of the lobby’s argument is that almost all Jews identify with Israel, which means that attacks on Israel are also attacks on Jewish identity. That, they claim, is a modern form of anti-Semitism.
This argument, if it were true, has an obvious retort: if Jews really do identify with Israel to the extent that they are prepared to ignore its systematic abuse of Palestinians, then that would make most British Jews anti-Arab racists.
Further, if Jewish identity really is deeply enmeshed in the state of Israel, that would place a moral obligation on Jews to denounce any behavior by Israel towards Palestinians that violates human rights and international law.
And yet the very Jewish leaders claiming that Israel is at the core of their identity are also the ones who demand that Jews not be expected to take responsibility for Israel’s actions – and that to demand as much is anti-Semitic.
Could there be a clearer example of having your cake and eating it?"

Monday, April 22, 2019

One by one, right in front of him

Geopolitics corner:
  1. "US Defeat in Syria Transforms into Campaign of Spite" (Cartalucci) - note how 'Coach' McGurk amazingly takes credit for militarily defeating the problem that was completely caused by the Americans (in their Yinon-inspired move to use ISIS to wreck Syria), while the actual fighting was conducted by Syrians and Iranians;
  2. the US has moved its stooge proxy army ISIS to Afghanistan so they can screw up the peace process that Americans ostensibly want to have happen (though, of course, their (((masters))) do not)! - "ISIS is Coming Back to Neck Bite Afghanistan" (Berger), with an excellent description of the real nature of ISIS;
  3. "Trump, Erdogan seek reset of US-Turkey ties" (Bhadrakumar) (Turkish relations are considered so important that Trump actually granted a lowly minister an audience with President Jared, the most prestigious meeting a potato/president can grant!);
  4. "Andre Vltchek – Russia Warns Bolton: ‘Monroe Doctrine’ Remarks Are Insulting To Latin America" - note Bolton's transformation of the Monroe Doctrine, originally defensively applied against European colonization of the western hemisphere, into some kind of crazed requirement of complete submission to the Empire, complete with bloody stooge dictators (like the one Killary installed in Honduras);
  5. "Pakistan-Iran ties set for makeover — Part I" and "Pakistan-Iran ties set for makeover — II" (Bhadrakumar) - so many moving parts, but the bottom line is that so much money is there to be made by various local 0.1%ers that the politicians will eventually have to do the only sane thing, all the while pretending to keep American interests on top;
  6. "China’s Belt and Road Continues to Win Over Europe While Technocrats Scream and Howl" (Ehret) - note how odd it is that the Chinese are honored guests at the opening of a bridge in Croatia - "The new model of development which has increasingly won over central, and eastern Eurasian countries as well as Greece and Italy have provided a breath of fresh air for citizens everywhere who are looking with despair upon a Trans-Atlantic system which can do nothing but demand obedience to a defunct set of rules that commands only austerity, hyperinflationary banking practices and no long term investment into the real economy.", and illustrated with photos of ludicrous losers from the dustpan of history; 
  7. "US/NATO Using Europe For Strategy Of Controlled Chaos" (Dinucci);
  8. "Middle East Resistance Is Stiffening" (Luongo) - an 'Arab NATO' without the only non-joke military in the group seems like huge news, but the (((media))) has chosen to ignore it, in the general pattern of ignoring what does not fit The Narrative;
  9. "A collapse in the House of Bolton?" (Lang). Note the Bolton story by James S in the comments.  "Iraq hopes to ease Saudi-Iranian tensions" (Bhadrakumar). Saudi Arabia doesn't seem to fit in that guest list, but the Bibi/US-stooge anti-Iran alliance seems to be weakening. 
"1 big thing: Scoop — Pompeo says admin opposes Iran military intervention":
"Pompeo also distanced the administration from the People's Mujahedin of Iran, or MEK (Mujahedin-e Khalq), an anti-regime group that the U.S. once designated as a foreign terrorist organization.
  • Several people in the room told Pompeo they worried about what message it sent for close Trump allies — National Security Adviser John Bolton and Trump's personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani among them — to appear friendly with the MEK, whom some in the room described as worse than the current regime.
  • "Let's not beat around the bush," Pompeo replied, according to one source's notes. "Ambassador Bolton spoke at an MEK rally. President Trump and I have not."
  • "He acknowledged that John Bolton and Rudy Giuliani had connections or ties, whatever you want to call it ... with the MEK, but he did say that he and the president did not," confirmed another person in the room, Texas attorney Michael Payma."
The biggest thing is that, despite many disheartening signs many of which are extremely serious, the essential Trump aversion to outright war appears to still be in place. 

Still the only sane choice for an American voter:  "Gabbard Campaign Video Slams Trump For Making US "The Prostitute Of Saudi Arabia"". I'm certain, if anyone cared to look, it was Saudi money and organization behind the attacks in Sri Lanka.

"Understanding Saudi Arabia’s Role in Post-Coup Sudan" (Garrie).

"Liberals and the Attack on Ilhan Omar" (Marcetic). The 'left' and its (((donors))) and various SJWs can still mention Islamophobia, and even mildly criticize it, but you won't see how Islamophobia was intentionally cultured and funded by a (((very particular group of people))).

"Why 2019 Ukraine Imports Terrorists and Exports Terror 1992-2019" (Eliason).  Progress is trading in your crypto-Jewish neo-Nazi supporting leader for a loud-and-proud Jewish neo-Nazi supporting leader.  Meet the new boss . . . :  "Peace Candidate?" (Robinson).

"Russia Halts Exports of Oil, Petroleum Products to Ukraine".

"Mueller Report: Assange Smeared Seth Rich to Cover for Russians" (Poulson).  These vile, lying bastards are never going to give up in protecting the ((('donor'))) model. Note how Crowdstrike is still the source, as the FBI never did any independent investigation, and Mueller just retyped their findings.  Of course, a lot of this is self-defensive, as the real criminals still walk free and as yet have been unquestioned:  "NYT: The Tables Have Turned -- Time To Investigate The FBI, Steele And The Rest Of The 'Witch Hunters'" (Durden).  "Senate Leaders Want Information On ‘Highly Classified’ FBI Memo About Clinton" (Sara Carter).  "Judicial Watch Uncovers ‘Cover-Up’ Discussions in Latest Production of Clinton Email Documents".  "Nunes Statement on Mueller Report".  "Special Counsel Mueller--Disingenuous and Dishonest by Larry C Johnson".

"How Has Former MI6 Spymaster Richard Dearlove Dodged Scrutiny Despite Links To Russiagate?" (Durden).

"Is Julian Assange an Anti Semite as Well as a Publisher?" (Mykytyn).  Funny, as the usual authoritarian personality, deeply disturbed at the revelations of the precious secrets of his betters, is more likely to accuse Assange of being a Mossad asset.

'Journalists' on Assange:  "Assange Arrest: “A Definite Creep, a Probable Rapist” Part 2" (Media Lens).

"John Helmer: The Julian Assange Case Now Puts the US on Trial in a British Court – Is There a Get-Out-of-Jail Card for Assange?" Various legal niceties which would be more interesting if the British judiciary wasn't utterly corrupt.  Better is the fact that the multiple angles can drag this monstrosity on until Corbyn is PM, and he can order Assange out.

"“No One is Above the Law:” You Have to be Kidding" (O'Neill)

"Half Of England Is Owned By 1% Of The Population" (Evans).

"Free Ola Bini!"  "Ecuador Issues International Arrest Warrant For Former Minister Who Backed Assange" (Durden).  "Sell Out: How Corruption, Voter Fraud and a Neoliberal Turn Led Ecuador’s President Moreno to Give Up Assange" (Rogatyuk).  The voters of Ecuador were told they were voting for Correa II, not some crazed fascist.

"No, Assad Didn’t “Win” the War, He Was Compelled by Putin to “Compromise”" and "Why Isn’t Oil-Rich Russia Helping Its Syrian “Ally” Survive the Fuel Crisis?" and "“Putinyahu’s Rusrael”: The Putin-Netanyahu Relationship, A Deep Personal Bond?" (Korybko).  Korybko has been pounding this very uninteresting point - that Putin has his own agenda with isn't a 100% overlap with Assad's, and he sometimes appears to be Zionism's best friend - so much it sounds like Korybko is on Bibi's payroll.  In the real world, blocking Yinon in Syria is so massive, and sets such a huge precedent, that it is simply impossible to see Putin as any kind of friend to Zionism.  In fact, the entire mechanism of Russiagate has been specifically created by the (((usual suspects))) to get Putin out of the picture through WWIII and regime change.  If Putin doesn't give Assad everything Assad could possibly want, it is because he has his own, Russia-centric, agenda (Americans are going 'you can do that, act in your own national interests?'), and if he does favors for Bibi it is because he expects something in return.

"Canada, EU punch back at U.S. Cuba shift, vow to defend their companies" (Blanchfield).  "EU and Canada to Fight New US Sanctions on Cuba".  Hilarious, as Canada gets to eat the direct and easily predictable - Freeland did Nazi that coming - results of its perfidy in places like Haiti and Venezuela.

"Why Did Omidyar Shut Down The Intercept’s Snowden Archive?" (Shorrock).  Read the whole thing - it's thick with Omidyar's spooky connections to the Destabilization Industrial Complex, in this case in particular to the awful USAID and a private contractor called Frontier Design Group.  It is funny how The Intercept carefully steps its way around these issues.  Lots of details on the weaponization of 'aid'.  Also funny:  "the arrogant and clueless Micah Lee", and "Citizen Four, Poitras’s grossly over-hyped and narcissistic cover story (er, documentary) on Edward Snowden".  Note how foreknowledge of American coups leads to huge insider trading profits.  It is clear that Pierre 'saved' the archive in order to shut it down.

"Snowden archives at great risk — As alarming as Assange's arrest" (Kreig).

Tweet (Barrett Brown) ("and I have no choice now but to eat Glenn Greenwald's dogs, one by one, right in front of him"):
"The following media professionals are massive punks"
"Frankenstein Designer Kids: What You Don’t Know About Gender-Transitioning Will Blow Your Mind" (Bridge).

"On Jews Being United" (Atzmon):
"The alleged ‘enemies of the Jews’ are people who want the Jewish past to be subject to scrutiny like all other historical chapters, Israeli barbarism to be curtailed, Wall Street to be restricted, Palestine to be free. They want globalisation to be halted, immoral interventionism to die out. The so-called ‘anti-Semites’ actually follow the Zionist promise, they want Jews to finally assimilate and become ‘people like all other people.’ The so-called ‘enemies of the Jews’ are upholding the most enlightened rational universalist ethical positions. They treat Jews as ordinary people and expect their state and institutions to subscribe to ethical standards."
Tweet (Omar Ghraieb):
"Palestinians being gathered like a cattle to pass thru barb-wired narrow path to get home with a big empty street besides them but aren't allowed to use, its for occupiers only. Welcome to occupation "
"Philly DA to drop challenge in Mumia Abu-Jamal case, clearing appeal to reach high court" (Palmer).

This whole thing is spectacular:  "Baseline of a Desecrated Place – Synopsis" (Callahan).  The Khazars, appropriately given their bizarre predilections, a strikingly fecal group, are wallowing in their own excrement, despite dumping much of it on the Palestinians.

"“I’m Not a German; I’m a Jew”" (Anglin).  There comes a point where it is ridiculous to claim that these things are written just to establish bona fides for what is really a covert Zionist intelligence operation.

The extremely disappointed 'alt-right' now believe life is absurd, with the new meme a clown frog.

"The Israeli “Deal of the Century” Won’t Go Through: Extremism Dominates the Knesset, Splits within the Palestinian Leadership" (Magnier). President Jared treats the whole thing like a NYC real estate deal, where there is no emotional commitment to the land (ironic for a Khazar), and everything can be solved with shekels.

Making theft legal, goyim!:  "A Tale of Two Methods" (Van Creveld).

"War  Versus Peace: Israel Has Decided and So Should We" (Baroud):
". . . perhaps the most important lesson that we can learn in the aftermath of these elections is that in today’s Israel, military occupation and apartheid have been internalized and normalized as uncontested realities, unworthy of national debate. This in particular should summon our immediate attention.

During election campaigns, no major party spoke about peace, let alone provided a comprehensive vision for achieving it. No leading politician called for the dismantling of the illegal Jewish settlements that have been erected on Palestinian land in violation of international law.

More importantly and tellingly, no one spoke of a two-state solution.

As far as Israelis are concerned, the two-state solution is dead. While this is also true for many Palestinians, the Israeli alternative is hardly co-existence in one democratic secular state. The Israeli alternative is Apartheid.

Netanyahu and his future government coalition of like-minded extremists are now armed with an unmistakably popular mandate to fulfill all of their electoral promises, including the annexation of the West Bank.

Moreover, with an emboldened and empowered right-wing coalition, we are also likely to witness a major escalation in violence against Gaza this coming summer."
Tweet (Dr. Denijal Jegić | د. دانيال ياغِتش):
"According to Pamela Geller, it is to NOT test on . Geller’s statement is an incitement to & an insult to those who actually suffer from genocidal antisemitism."
""The Lehman Brothers" vs. Kate Smith: Lehman Brothers Just Got Rich Off Slavery. They Didn’t Sing SONGS." (Sailer).

"Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez calls for slashing US Aid to Israel over Netanyahu Reelection".  She needs a booster shot of The Visit.

"A Timeline Of How The Notre Dame Fire Was Turned Into An Anti-Muslim Narrative" (Lytvynenko/Silverman).  Useful examination on the (((PR operation))), but note how they completely miscontrue PartisanGirl's tweet.

"Twitter Drops SPLC As 'Safety Partner' - While Facebook, Google, Amazon Remain Silent" (Durden).

"Jewish man charged with hate crime for drawing swastikas pleads guilty to lesser charge".  So common it is 'anti-Semitic' to notice.

"New Jeffrey Epstein accuser goes public; defamation lawsuit targets Dershowitz" (Brown).  I don't know what is going on, but with the Kraft-job and now this (Florida has gone crazy!), I'm starting to think the impossible, that Dersh is in real legal jeopardy here.

"Media Condemns Julian Assange For Reckless Exposure Of How They Could Be Spending Their Time":
"“We denounce Julian Assange in the strongest possible terms for his negligence in publicly demonstrating the kinds of work journalists could actually be doing to investigate government malfeasance and hold the powerful accountable,” said Washington Post editorial page editor Fred Hiatt, speaking on behalf of many of the leading members of the media who castigated Assange for never once considering the harm that bringing rampant government criminality to light no matter the consequences could do to other news publications’ reputations. “It’s abundantly clear that Mr. Assange was focused on exposing documented evidence of U.S. war crimes in Iraq and Afghanistan without so much as a thought for the journalists who faithfully parroted the U.S. military’s talking points when we could have been investigating information that ran contrary to that narrative—does he realize how that makes us look? The fact that he’d just publish information vital to the public interest from primary sources exactly as it was written instead of working with government officials to omit the most damaging parts in exchange for keeping access channels open is simply beyond the pale. The fact that the American public now knows what we’re actually doing day to day is incredibly harmful to this nation.” Media industry leaders did, however, admit that they could probably stand to go easier on Assange where the sexual assault allegations made against him were concerned."

Saturday, April 20, 2019

The glamorization of socialism and communism

Quick Bellingcat mega-analysis which just reinforces the Official Story should lead one to think false-flag.  The British government has form for infiltrating murderers into Irish Republican groups.  The Brexit backstop problem has stirred up the hornet's nest, and May needs something fast to discredit any populist uprising.

We're hearing lots of talk about how we're all in grave danger due to 'vaxxers'.  Well, not exactly:  "Three Brooklyn parents who refuse to vaccinate their kids against measles are summoned to court where they could face a $1,000 fine or jail time for flouting the state of emergency":
"Three New York City parents who refuse to vaccinate their children have been summoned to court where they could face a $1,000 fine or jail time. 
They all live within the four Brooklyn ZIP codes that have been ordered in a 'state of emergency' to vaccinate everyone - children and adults - against measles to control a growing outbreak, which has spread quickly in the Orthodox Jewish community. 
Since the order was imposed last week, 1,000 children have received the MMR vaccine, but officials say many more are left. 
The summonses were issued on Thursday, moments after a court rejected a lawsuit from California anti-vaxxer attorney Robert F Kennedy, on behalf of five Brooklyn mothers, who branded the state of emergency anti-Semitic and unlawful."
"Trump declares economic war on Cuba" (LeoGrande ).  Note how it has been set up specifically to benefit only the Cuban exile 0.1%.

"Trump’s Sanctions Kill Iranian Reforms" (Larison).

"Ann Coulter: All The President's Bloodsucking Relatives". There is only one rule, Jared is wrong about everything.

More Gas-the-Kikes coded messaging from everybody's favorite politician.

Tweet (Mark Ames) (it is funny how deeply racist the virtue-signalling identity-politics Democrats always turn out to be):
"New York Times, 1918: "Kaiser's German agents inciting American Negroes!" New York Times, 2018: "Putin's Russian agents inciting African-Americans!" 100 years of America blaming structural racism on evil foreigners. This culture is too exhausted to invent new lies"

Friday, April 19, 2019

Crime/not a crime

The power of the ((('donor'))) model and the necessity of its preservation is amazing.  Even though the Mueller Report said exactly what Barr said it would - not really a shock, as Barr knew it would be released - the Democrats/Clintonistas are acting as if it confirmed all their wildest fantasies.

Assange's Vault 7 and the 'breadcrumbs' of Russian interference:  "New VIPS Memo" (my emphasis in red):
"These days sober minds seem few and far between and a great deal is at stake. On the intelligence/forensics side, we have proved that the evidence adduced to “prove” that the Russians hacked into the DNC and Podesta emails and gave them to WikiLeaks is spurious. For example, we have examined metadata from one key document attributed to Russian hacking and shown that it was synthetically tainted with “Russian fingerprints.”
Who Left the Bread Crumbs?
So, if it wasn’t the Russians, who left the “Russian” bread-crumb “fingerprints?” We do not know for sure; on this question we cannot draw a conclusion based on the principles of science — at least not yet. We suspect, however, that cyber warriors closer to home were responsible for inserting the “tell-tale signs” necessary to attribute “hacks” to Russia. We tacked on our more speculative views regarding this intriguing issue onto the end of our July 24, 2017 Memorandum to you entitled “Intelligence Veterans Challenge Russia Hack Evidence”
We recall that you were apprised of that Memorandum’s key findings because you ordered then-CIA Director Mike Pompeo to talk to William Binney, one of our two former NSA Technical Directors and one of the principal authors of that Memorandum. On October 24, 2017, Pompeo began an hour-long meeting with Binney by explaining the genesis of the odd invitation to CIA Headquarters: “You are here because the president told me that if I really wanted to know about Russian hacking I needed to talk to you.”
On the chance Pompeo has given you no report on his meeting with Binney, we can tell you that Binney, a plain-spoken, widely respected scientist, began by telling Pompeo that his (CIA) people were lying to him about Russian hacking and that he (Binney) could prove it. Pompeo reacted with disbelief, but then talked of following up with the FBI and NSA. We have no sign, though, that he followed through. And there is good reason to believe that Pompeo himself may have been reluctant to follow up with his subordinates in the Directorate of Digital Innovation created by CIA Director John Brennan in 2015. CIA malware and hacking tools are built by the Engineering Development Group, part of that relatively new Directorate.
A leak from within the CIA, published on March 31, 2017 by WikiLeaks as part of the so-called “Vault 7” disclosures, exposed a cyber tool called “Marble,” which was used during 2016 for“obfuscation” (CIA’s word). This tool can be used to conduct a forensic attribution double game (aka a false-flag operation); it included test samples in Arabic, Chinese, Farsi, Korean, and Russian. Washington Post reporter Ellen Nakashima, to her credit, immediately penned an informative article on the Marble cyber-tool, under the catching (and accurate) headline “WikiLeaks’ latest release of CIA cyber-tools could blow the cover on agency hacking operations.” That was apparently before Nakashima “got the memo.” Mainstream media have otherwise avoided like the plague any mention of Marble.
Mr. President, we do not know if CIA’s Marble, or tools like it, played some kind of role in the campaign to blame Russia for hacking the DNC. Nor do we know how candid the denizens of CIA’s Directorate of Digital Innovation have been with the White House — or with former Director Pompeo — on this touchy issue. Since it is still quite relevant, we will repeat below a paragraph included in our July 2017 Memorandum to you under the sub-heading “Putin and the Technology:”
We also do not know if you have discussed cyber issues in any detail with President Putin. In his interview with NBC’s Megyn Kelly, he seemed quite willing – perhaps even eager – to address issues related to the kind of cyber tools revealed in the Vault 7 disclosures, if only to indicate he has been briefed on them. Putin pointed out that today’s technology enables hacking to be “masked and camouflaged to an extent that no one can understand the origin” [of the hack] … And, vice versa, it is possible to set up any entity or any individual that everyone will think that they are the exact source of that attack. Hackers may be anywhere,” he said. “There may be hackers, by the way, in the United States who very craftily and professionally passed the buck to Russia. Can’t you imagine such a scenario? … I can.”
As we told Attorney General Barr five weeks ago, we consider Mueller’s findings fundamentally flawed on the forensics side and ipso factoincomplete. We also criticized Mueller for failing to interview willing witnesses with direct knowledge, like WikiLeaks’ Julian Assange.
Political Enemies & Mainstream Media (Forgive the Redundancy)
You may be unaware that in March 2017 lawyers for Assange and the Justice Department (acting on behalf of the CIA) reportedly were very close to an agreement under which Assange would agree to discuss “technical evidence ruling out certain parties” in the leak of the DNC emails” and agree to redact some classified CIA information, in exchange for limited immunity. According to the investigative reporter John Solomon of The Hill, Sen. Mark Warner, D,VA, Vice Chair of the Senate Intelligence Committee, learned of the incipient deal and told then-FBI Director Comey, who ordered an abrupt “stand down”and an end to the discussions with Assange.  
Why did Comey and Warner put the kibosh on receiving “technical evidence ruling out certain parties [read Russia]? We won’t insult you with the obvious answer. Assange is now in prison, to the delight of so many — including Mrs. Clinton who has said Assange must now “answer for what he has done.”"
Given the existence of Marble, it is now literally impossible for any cyber-forensic determination that any particular actor did something.  Any alleged actions could be CIA spoofed.  Obviously, the American IC did not want to hear that from Assange.

Remind me again - why are the Assholians going against Julian (it appears the 'Harm to Ongoing Matter' redactions would be even more damaging if they popped up in a British extradition court)?:  tweet (Charlie Savage):
"Embedded in Barr remarks is an important qualifier: Trump campaign collusion with WikiLeaks could not be an illegal conspiracy because WL publication of the emails was not a crime since WL didn't help hack them."
"The FBI Tried and Failed to Entrap Trump by Larry C Johnson".  Using their CI, Sater.  Worth remembering the Chabad connection, which is also President Jared's nest of vipers (but note the artful use of the word 'Soviet' to lead you to think these 'happy-go-lucky' guys are all Russians, a truly filthy trick also employed by Marshall!):  "The Happy-Go-Lucky Jewish Group That Connects Trump and Putin" (Schreckinger).

And, speaking of foreign interference, Mueller did find one instance:  "Mueller Report says ‘multiple members’ of Trump transition approached foreign officials to stop UN resolution against Israeli settlements".

"The “Deal of the Century”: The US Wants To Enable Netanyahu to “Officially” Occupy the West Bank" (Magnier).

You may have noticed there is a theme today:  "Bernie Sanders’ Foreign Policy Vision is Incoherent and Dangerous" (Rubenstein).

Trump went full MIGA just when the final drafts of the Mueller Report were being prepared.  Lo and behold, he's completely absolved, and as free as any President can be of any restraints, least of all by the embarrassed Democrats (who now face their own issues for covering up for Killary Korruption).  Just in time for President Jared's eliminationist plan for the Palestinian!  What luck!

I'll just put this here:  "Ivanka Trump: I declined father's suggestion of World Bank job" ("because she's very good with numbers").

"New Jeffrey Epstein Accuser Steps Forward In Defamation Case Against Alan Dershowitz" (Durden):
"Another woman has come forward to accuse 'billionaire pedophile' Jeffrey Epstein and his companion, Ghislaine Maxwell, of molesting her and her then-15-year-old sister in 1996 at the Ohio mansion of billionaire "Limited Brands" CEO Les Wexner, according to court documents cited by the Miami Herald
The woman, Maria Farmer, says she was employed by Epstein in his Upper East Side New York mansion, where she frequently saw "school-age girls" wearing uniforms enter the residence and go upstairs. According to her affidavit, she was told the girls were auditioning for modeling work.
And who else did Farmer see going upstairs according to her affidavit? Epstein pal and attorney Alan Dershowitz, who has been accused of sexually assaulting Virginia Roberts Giuffre - an Epstein victim who is suing Dershowitz for defamation after she came forward with her claims.

Dershowitz claims he was never in Epstein's mansion at the same time as underage girls, but Farmer said that's not true, according to her affidavit in support of Giuffre's case. 
Dershowitz has said that he has never seen any underage girls when he visited Epstein at the financier’s various homes in Palm Beach, New Mexico and New York. But Farmer, who now lives in Kentucky, claims that one of her duties working for Epstein was to staff the front door to his New York estate and to keep track of visitors.
On a number of occasions I witnessed Dershowitz at the NY mansion going upstairs at the same time there were young girls under the age of 18 who were present upstairs in the house,’’ she said, asserting that Dershowitz was so comfortable he would walk into the mansion and go directly upstairs.
Giuffre claims in the lawsuit that Dershowitz, 80, knew about and participated in Epstein and Maxwell’s sex trafficking operation, and that she was forced to have sex with Dershowitz and other prominent, wealthy men, when she was underage.
Dershowitz has railed against the allegations for years, maintaining that he has never met Giuffre. He also says he has documents and other evidence that prove she is lying. -Miami Herald
Of note, Farmer does not say she ever saw Dershowitz with any young girls - however at least one witness, former house manager Alfredo Rodriguez, says he saw young girls in Dershowitz's presence at Epstein's Palm Beach mansion. Rodriguez was prosecuted by the FBI after he tried to sell Epstein's "black book" of friends, business associates, celebrity guests and female masseuses for $50,000. Rodriguez was fired by Epstein in 2005 and died in prison after his prosecution.
Another Epstein accuser, Sarah Ransome, claims that she was "lent out" by Epstein when she was 22-years-old and living in New York, and had a threesome with Dershowitz and Nadia Marcinkova who also worked for Epstein."

Thursday, April 18, 2019

Dead ducks

"CIA Director Used Fake Skripal Incident Photos To Manipulate Trump" (Moon).

"Trump in Dumps as Spook Picks Sick Kids’n’Dead Duck Trick Pics" (Slane).

"New York Times Accidentally Unravels UK Government's Official Skripal Narrative" (Klarenberg). [Also from Klarenberg, early (2015) Integrity Initiative plans drawn up for the general attack on Russia, including mass expulsion of diplomats, plans which presumably would have to involve some reason based on alleged activity of Russia which had not yet occurred, and which could not be counted on, unless they made it up themselves, e.g., the attack on the Skripals.]

The Brits might have sent fake pictures to Bloody Gina, but that seems highly unlikely.  More likely is that she saw how fake photos of dead children from Syria tricked him into agreeing to the attack on Syria, and decided to pull the same stunt again.  The Trump White House is out of control.  Various officials see that he is completely out of it, and are taking advantage (God knows what Bolton is telling him!).  If things were working properly Bloody would be fired on the spot, but there is no indication that any semblance of real intelligence is getting through to Trump, so how will he even figure out what is going on?

The other aspect of this is noted in the PS to the Slane piece, the fact that 'journalists' know what is going on but retype the PR without comment (Klarenberg points out similar lying crap from Sky News Foreign Affairs Editor Deborah Haynes):
"PS. An aside. The Independent, which is apparently a publisher of news, has picked up on this storyhere. In their piece, they basically repeat what was said in the New York Times about how Gina Haspel persuaded Mr Trump using the dead ducks and sick children pics. But here’s the thing. Whilst it doesn’t surprise me that writers in the likes of the Washington Post or New York Times might not know too many details regarding the Salisbury case, the Independent knows full well that there were no dead ducks and no sick children. And so since they are writing about it, they must know that either the CIA director or the British Government, or both, knowingly misled the US President. Yet they say nothing about this in their piece. Why? Simply because they are not journalists, but stenographers, and they have no intention of informing their readers of what is true and what is real. I’m not sure how they live with themselves, but somehow they manage."
If Trump is this cognitively impaired now, just wait and see how he'll be at the end of his (now inevitable, given the mess that is the Democrat nomination race) second term.

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

For now

"Chelsea and Julian are in Jail. History Trembles." (Murray):
"One key fact gave away Snow’s enormous prejudice. Julian Assange said nothing during the whole brief proceedings, other than to say “Not guilty” twice, and to ask a one sentence question about why the charges were changed midway through this sham “trial”. Yet Judge Michael Snow condemned Assange as “narcissistic”. There was nothing that happened in Snow’s brief court hearing that could conceivably have given rise to that opinion. It was plainly something he brought with him into the courtroom, and had read or heard in the mainstream media or picked up in his club. It was in short the very definition of prejudice, and “Judge” Michael Snow and his summary judgement is a total disgrace."
Once he gets the full 'fairness' of the British legal system, Julian can expect the 'fairness' of the American hanging judge who somehow has a monopoly on serving as the tool of the American IC in this kind of stitch-up:  "EXTRADITION: ‘The Railroad That Awaits Julian Assange’" (Kiriakou) (my emphasis in red):
"No matter what happens, no matter what the charges, Julian cannot and will not get a fair trial in the Eastern District of Virginia.
The Eastern District of Virginia is known as the “Espionage Court” for a reason. No national security defendant has ever won a case there. Never. And Judge Leonie Brinkema reserves all national security cases for herself. She has Julian’s case, she judged my case, as well as the case of CIA whistleblower Jeffrey Sterling, and we know that she has also reserved what will be the Ed Snowden case for herself.
At the risk of sounding like a broken record, I’ll tell you about what I went through in Judge Brinkema’s courtroom. None of it was good. And Julian should expect exactly the same.
When I was arrested after blowing the whistle on the CIA’s torture program, I was charged with five felonies – three counts of espionage, one count of violating the Intelligence Identities Protection Act of 1981, and one count of making a false statement. Of course, I hadn’t committed espionage, nor had I made any false statement. (I’m still not exactly sure what the false statement was supposed to have been.) But those charges were used as leverage to eventually force me to take a plea. When I said that I wasn’t interested in a plea and that I wanted to go to trial, the prosecutors threatened to add a second false statements charge and a charge of obstruction of justice – two throwaway felonies that could be used as additional leverage. I told them to bring it on, but they never did add those charges.
The government will invoke something in Julian’s case called CIPA – the Classified Information Protection Act. That means that the court must do everything possible to “protect” classified information from being revealed, even to the jury. The first thing that’s done in a CIPA trial is that the courtroom is sealed. The only people allowed inside are the defendant and the defendant’s attorneys, the prosecutors, the bailiff, the clerk, and the judge. The jury also would be there in the event of a jury trial, but it gets a little more complicated in that case. The bailiff will lock the courtroom doors and put tape around them, and he’ll cover the windows with plastic or canvas, all so that nobody outside can hear anything.

If there’s a jury trial, the judge will insist that “classified” words or phrases not be uttered, but instead must be replaced by unclassified words. For example, “Did you hack into NSA’s computers and download documents from Operation Widget?” becomes “Did you hack into Castle’s computers and download documents from Operation Pilates?” It sounds ridiculous, doesn’t it? Well, it is ridiculous. More importantly, it’s very confusing for jurors, many of whom may conclude, “Wow, there are so many classified words that are being discussed! He must be guilty!”
Julian’s attorneys also will make a number of motions, both for discovery and for the declassification of documents necessary for his defense. Judge Brinkema is unlikely to approve any of them. Again, in my case, my attorneys made 70 motions to declassify 70 separate classified documents necessary for my defense. We blocked off two full days for the hearings, as did the prosecutors. But when we got to the courtroom, Judge Brinkema began by saying, “I’m going to make this easy for everyone. I’m going to deny all 70 of these motions.” Her thinking was that I either did it (committed a crime) or I didn’t. There was no reason to “jeopardize national security” if she was going to eventually convict me anyway. So my attorneys had literally nothing to present in my defense.
We didn’t roll over, of course. My attorneys objected and were overruled. The prosecution then asked for an in-camera conversation with the judge. That’s a private conversation between the judge and the prosecutors without my attorneys present. My attorneys objected strenuously. The judge overruled them again and she went into chambers with prosecutors. As crazily unconstitutional as this may sound, it is permitted in a national security case. To this day I have no idea what was said in that room. But when she came out, the judge looked at my attorneys and reiterated her decision to overrule the objection. And then, much to my shock, she looked at me and said, “This case better not go to trial.” The hearing ended. It had begun only 15 minutes earlier.
As we walked out of the courtroom, I asked my attorneys, “What just happened in there?” “We just lost the case,” was the response. “What do we do now?” I asked. “Now we take a plea.” A week later I changed my plea to “guilty.” The government had come down from an offer of 10 years to one of two-and-a-half. I would do 23 months. My attorneys thought that if I had gone to trial, I would have lost and I would have realistically gotten 12-18 years. I had no choice.
At sentencing, the judge said that she was glad the case hadn’t gone to trial. She didn’t want “more classified information out there in the public domain.” But then she said, “I don’t like this deal. I don’t like it at all. If I could, Mr. Kiriakou, I would give you 10 years. But my hands are tied.” I left for federal prison six weeks later."

When you've lost Haim . . . :  "The U.S. Case Against Assange Is Looking Sort of Flimsy"(Cameron).  Of course, the terms of the indictment are just to get by the crooked British judiciary.  When the Assholians get custody of him the real, espionage, charges will suddenly appear.

"MIGA: Trump Vetoes Yemen Resolution" (Wallace). "Trump Issues His Second Veto, Blocking Congressional Resolution To End US Support For Saudi-Led War In Yemen" (Durden).  "Secret Report Reveals Saudi Incompetence and Widespread Use of U.S. Weapons in Yemen" (Emmons).

"Saudi Arabia Bankrolling Haftar's Bid To Seize All Of Libya" (Durden).  Diplomatic genius John Bolton has now lost Egypt, which you would think would be almost impossible to do:  "Is The US Losing Influence In The World's Biggest Oil Region?" (Copley).

"Israeli army destroys video after settlers execute Palestinian" (Murphy).  Remind me again why these wonderful and nice people keep getting into trouble.

"After Notre Dame fire, leading Israeli rabbi says ‘There is no mitzvah to [burn down] churches abroad. In our holy land, however, the issue is more complicated’" (Gurvitz):
"Today, after the fire in Notre Dame Cathedral, Aviner was asked the following question:
“The great Christian Church in Paris is on fire. Should we feel sorry for that, or should we rejoice, as it [the cathedral] is idolatry, which is a mitzvah to burn?”
The questioner is here referring to the Halachic ruling that churches are considered idolatry, and should be destroyed.
Aviner replied as follows:
“This isn’t our job for now. There is no mitzvah to seek out churches abroad and burn them down. In our holy land, however, the issue is more complicated. Indeed, the Satmar Rabbi noted one of his arguments against immigrating to Israel, that here it is indeed a mitzvah to burn churches; and by not doing so, those [immigrating to Israel] are committing a sin. Yet Rabbi Menachem Mendel Kasher, in his book ‘The Great Period’, rejected the Satmar Rabbi’s words, citing a midrash, forbidding burning [churches], since if we burn, we’ll have to rebuild, and it’s a greater sin to rebuild [a church] than leave it standing. [Here Aviner cites his own book vs. the Satmar Rabbi] That church in Paris, too, will surely be rebuilt.”
(Oh, yes: American Jewish readers, I probably need to stress this – this is not a parody or a satire. This is actual rabbinical discourse in 2019 Israel.)"
Tweet (Barrett Brown) (Matthew Cole is the CHO, Chief Honeypot Officer):
"Tonight is holding a self-congratulatory party in Brooklyn to commemorate 5 years of whatever. Meanwhile I’ll burn the National Magazine Award I won for them and read excerpts from leaked correspondence on their recent closure of Snowden archive via livestream"
"Annexation of West Bank May Provide Key to Unlocking Netanyahu’s Legal Troubles" (Cook):
"The other option is to arm-twist his coalition partners into agreeing a retroactive immunity law making it impossible for prosecutors to indict the prime minister while in office. Some of his coalition partners are already on board.

How he might achieve this feat is through an “annexation for immunity” deal. In other words, Netanyahu gives the far-right and the settlers what they want – annexation of parts or all of the West Bank – and in return, they back immunity legislation.

That was why Netanyahu made an unexpected statement in favour of annexation shortly before polling.

Asked about the pressure for annexation from his coalition partners, he told the media: “We will move to the next stage. I am going to extend [Israeli] sovereignty and I don’t distinguish between settlement blocs and the isolated settlements.”"
"Arab Spring and geopolitics of Sudan" (Bhadrakumar):
"So far, things have gone relatively well in Sudan. However, make no mistake that the worst may be still to come . The fact of the matter is that the regimes in Egypt, Saudi Arabia and the UAE genuinely fear that if the revolution succeeds in Sudan, there could be a domino effect, which may threaten their own autocratic regimes.

Equally, from the geopolitical perspective, the autocratic regimes in the southern tier (plus Israel and the US) would fear that Algeria and Sudan — especially the latter — might incrementally edge closer to the northern tier countries (read Turkey and Iran) in the current line-up in Muslim Middle East, which of course would impact the overall regional balance.

Paradoxically, from the perspective of the ‘triple containment’ strategy that is being pursued against Turkey, Iran and Qatar regionally by Saudi Arabia, the UAE and Egypt — and in the interests of Israel’s security — it is critically important that a strategically located southern tier country such as Sudan, which  sits astride the Red Sea connecting the Suez Canal  remains a protectorate under the rule of a dependable strongmen and stays that way for the foreseeable future."
Tweet (Matt Duss) (fair enough, but Duss is responsible for Bernie's appalling foreign policy positions):
"Imagine giving a shit what these two guys think Democrats should do."
Tweet (TheLastRefuge):
"Most of America have no idea how bad the Obama-era political surveillance and intelligence weaponization actually was. It is darn close to unfathomable political activity... Thank you to for doggedly keeping focus on origin. "
"Only a heckler can improve an evening with the money-grabbing Clintons" (Callahan):
"Coverage of this snoozefest was typically respectful and anodyne, yet the most exciting moment of the night made little if any news. Not quite halfway through the event, a man in the front row stood up and interrupted.

“Bill, this is boring!” he yelled. As he tried asking his question — “Why don’t you talk about — ” Hillary immediately began talking over him, saying that the “important political conversations” they were trying to have could be difficult, especially when interrupted by such “agent provocateurs.”

“Jeffrey Epstein!” shouted the man.

Oh, the irony.

The heckler was, of course, swiftly hauled away, and the conversation returned to Bill talking about the good old days when he was president, telling such surely apocryphal tales as bringing together two veterans, each missing one leg, and a “formidable” overweight black lesbian activist — the veterans later telling Bill, with tears in their eyes, that they had more in common with this woman than they ever would have thought."
"Former AIPAC President Endorses Pete Buttigieg Read" (Kampeas). The (((media))) is giving this very unlikely candidate quite the push.

"Trump’s sister quietly retired in February, and it’s actually a really big deal" (Yglesias):
"The retirement of a federal appeals court judge is normally not a huge national news story, and while the fact that Maryanne Trump Barry is the sister of the president of the United States makes her decision a bit more noteworthy, on its face, you can still see why it’s been treated as relatively minor news.
But peer a little bit deeper and the reason Barry is stepping down makes it clear that the story is a very big deal indeed.
The key is that last fall, the New York Times published a bombshell investigation of Donald and Maryanne Trump’s father Fred Trump’s finances that appeared to reveal, among other things, that he illegally evaded taxes in transferring much of his wealth to his children — including both Donald and Maryanne.
All this happened a long time ago, and the statute of limitations would have expired on any possible crimes. But some shrewd people noted that there is no statute of limitations on judicial ethics investigations and filed a complaint against not Donald Trump but Maryanne. This would have launched an investigation of her that would, were she found guilty of wrongdoing, have implicated the president as well.
Now, according to Russ Buettner and Susan Craig of the New York Times, Barry has retired, which renders the investigation moot. Their reporting indicates that this all actually happened in February. The complaint was filed in October, and then on February 1, a court official notified the people who filed the complaint that it was “receiving the full attention” of investigators. Ten days later, Barry filed her paperwork to resign.
And it certainly raises questions of whether she and her brother might have something to hide.
A lot of what the Trump family did to pass on wealth tax-free to the next generations falls pretty clearly under the heading of “the real scandal is what’s legal.” But some of the Trump family shenanigans uncovered by the Times have a look of actual criminality to them.
The most striking of these, to my eye, began in 1992. The Trump kids, including Donald and Maryanne, were set up as the owners of a company called All County Building Supply & Maintenance. All County then sold boilers, refrigerators, cleaning supplies, and other equipment at unusually high prices to buildings owned by Fred Trump. On its face, this looks a lot like an illegal effort to evade gift and estate tax by masking it as a business transaction. What’s more, Fred Trump then compounded the offense because the buildings in question were rent-regulated and he cited the high prices paid as legal justification for rent increases.
This is one of several schemes the court ethics panel was in a position to look at, but now the investigation is off."
"VIDEO: How the Pentagon and CIA Push Venezuela Regime-Change Propaganda in Video Games" (Blumenthal/Norton).

Tuesday, April 16, 2019


"Trump Dances to Israel's Tune" (Giraldi):
"The nonsense going on in Las Vegas in front of a lot of fat cats who regard the United States as little more than a cash cow that they control as well as in the White House itself unfortunately has real world consequences. America is being led by the nose by a well-entrenched and powerful group of Israeli loyalists and this will not end well. The U.S. doesn’t even have a Middle Eastern foreign policy anymore – it has a “to do” list handed by Netanyahu to whomever is president. The fact that the current man in charge in Washington is either so ignorant or so deluded as to allow the process to escalate until the U.S. is drawn into yet more catastrophic wars is beyond regrettable. U.S. foreign policy should not depend on the perceptions of Kushner and company. It should be based on real, tangible American interests, not those of Israel. Someone should explain that to the president."
"Notre-Dame de Paris Fire and the War on Beauty" (Ó Colmáin).  Free Masons?  Tweet (The Jewish Worker). 

"Canada To Russia: 'Meddling' Is Okay If It Destabilizes You But Not The Other Way Around" (Ehret).  Immediately gets mired in some LaRouche stuff.  E.g., "House of Windsor's masonic cult scored".  Maybe Notre-Dame was The Queen's revenge for Macron's intransigence on Brexit!

Notre-Dame was almost certainly an accident involving roof renovations, with the real question being which French government bureaucrats are so incompetent as to allow open flames anywhere near a medieval wooden roof.  Of course, the (((usual suspects))) immediately jumped into the fray to blame Islamist terrorism.

By the way, all these tales from conspiracy theory - Freemasons, Rosicrucians, Knights Templar, Illuminati, etc - were invented to disguise the relationship between Court Jews and the various courts, not to protect the Jews (Khazars), but to protect the Kings and Princes and nobility from justified allegations of treason.  Nothing changes - today we are instructed that Trump acts because of pressure from Evangelical Christians!

"Venezuela: Canada Imposes Fresh Sanctions as Pompeo Vows to ‘Tighten Noose’" (Vaz).  "As a government crackdown in Nicaragua got bloodier, Ottawa quietly cut off aid" (Dyer):
"The suspension of the electrification project ends an effort that stretches back to 2009 and has seen hundreds of rural communities in Nicaragua connected to the grid."
"Trump Says Israeli Jews Should be Immune from All Prosecution" (Anglin). Nothing new - this is already the case, and has been since the 1940s!  "International Criminal Lawyer: ICC Is Controlled by the US and EU" (Black/Qaddour).  If you look at what the ICC does, and doesn't do, it is clear it is controlled from Tel Aviv.

"Why the Gulf States Are So Edgy" (Crooke) (I like how this goes - Gulf Princelings worried about Arab Spring 2, with Haftar as their proxy as a warning to Algeria, Trump's turning to the Khazars as a counterbalance to his Deep State problems, the Turkey-Qatar-MB alliance playing out, and, of course, as always, Israel as a leech and huge real and dangerous problem for the hegemon, with Putin managing his juggling act in the background):
". . . the clue lies in Libya, and with General Haftar’s military thrust on the capital, Tripoli. At one level, evidently this push is a part of an internal Libyan struggle; but at another, Haftar’s unexpected and sudden exit from the political process (the UN Secretary General and Envoy were left gaping on their last visit to Libya), is revealed more as an expression of Gulf agitation. (Haftar’s push came on the heels of a round of consultations in certain Gulf capitals).

It is not so much agitation about Libya, but rather fears – real fears – about Algeria. Algeria is experiencing huge and repeated popular protests which have forced the President to stand down. The popular (peaceful, so far) uprising, however, continues – but with the security apparatus still hovering menacingly in the background. In Khartoum too, protests have been afoot, and now that President has been overthrown (in a military coup). Ghosts – old ghosts – from 2011 are affronting Gulf leaders.

The UAE-Saudi message from (Islamist-hater) Haftar’s getting the ‘green light’ to take Islamist controlled Tripoli is simply addressed to the people of Algeria: ‘If you rise up against your ruling-structures, be aware: ‘It will be repressed unhesitatingly’’. And, it is an absolute ‘red line’ that ‘Islamists will not be tolerated’. (The UAE has a past history of intervention in Algeria’s affairs through the Algerian military. Bouteflika was a ‘guest’ of the UAE, until he became President)."
". . . (Turkey and Qatar), are the main supporters of the Libyan Misrata militia, and the Islamists of Tripoli – which is to say, they are the facilitators and funders of those forces opposing General Haftar’s thrust to destroy the Islamist movements based in Tripoli (Libya). The present conflict in Libya therefore is also a Gulf proxy war waged against the Muslim Brotherhood, and its patrons (Turkey and Qatar). This constitutes a further, second, message to Algeria: Do not allow the Brotherhood a role in the popular unrest – or else!
And there is something else to keep the Gulf grandees awake at night: Turkey is gently slipping away from NATO towards Moscow (as best Erdogan can do, without as a result, completely losing the secular, Europe-leaning coastal constituencies). And, even if Turkey should remain in NATO in body – though not in spirit – this would represent a huge strategic shift, impacting on (substantively Turkic) Central Asia, and the Middle East.

In brief, a major US pillar is being uprooted from the region at a time when Gulf leaders are questioning US constancy, and are alarmed at the resurgence of popular protest. No wonder they are making overtures towards Israel. Where else can they turn for protection in a world becoming ever more hostile to their interests.

But even that is not without risk. Reports suggest that Trump is on the cusp of publishing his ‘Deal of the Century’. It is widely expected to be another Naqba (catastrophe) for the Palestinians. Gulf leaders (who guardedly support Kushner’s ‘deal’), will worry that its publication will provide fertile ground for Turkey and Qatar to instigate the Muslim Brotherhood against them on their own patch – on the Palestinian issue.
All in all, the Gulf grandees have a right to be edgy. They can see that Trump’s ‘war hawks’ are intent on cornering, pressurising and provoking Iran. After 3 May (when oil waivers expire), we may witness a major escalation by Bolton and Pompeo against Iran. How far might this be bluster and bluff in the lead up to crucial Presidential elections in the US? Or is Trump being quietly being manoeuvred into some ‘forever war’ with Iran, that John Bolton has long sought? Will Netanyahu play along? What then will become of the Gulf?"
"Does Moscow think Trump wants a war? It is doubtful; but Trump’s position – his very continuance in office, like that of previous US Presidents – inevitably is held ransom by the collegiate deep state which will not allow any existential threat to its inner circle, or to its hold on the levers of global power to develop. Trump undoubtedly is aware of his predecessors’ fates, and trades with them: i.e. pursuit of his own political necessities – against yielding to Sheldon Adelson’s two protégés (Bolton and Pompeo), the licence to do Israel’s will. Faustian perhaps, but maybe the only way to survive."
Conclusive take-down of the CIA-'feminists' involved in the Assange operation: "Why the Assange Allegation Is a Stitch-up" (Murray).

Brexit - is there nothing wonderful it can't do?:  "Brexit Heralds a Decline of Anglo-American Power" (Erickson).

"Iraq Wrecked Me for Nothing" (Van Buren).  It is tough to get between common sense and clear national interest, on the one hand, and Wars For The Jews, on the other.  Luckily for all Assholians (well, the 98%), Afghanistan is going real well and Trump is permanently embedded in Syria, with Algeria, Sudan, Libya (again), Lebanon, and, of course, Iran, to come!

"Who’s afraid of Afghan peace talks – Kabul and Delhi?" (Bhadrakumar). Note how Trump's shekeled designation of the Revolutionary Guard as a terrorist organization can be met with an immediate Iranian response of damaging the Afghanistan peace negotiations.

"(How) American Collapse Resembles Soviet Collapse" (haque).  I like that use of (How) in the title, and the piece is good too.

"Kim Jong-nam Murder Case is Closed, or More Precisely Falls Apart" (Asmolov).  An interesting multi-level false-flag against North Korea, where the victim was attacked with the actual poison, and then these women were tricked into performing a 'prank' to attempt to connect the whole thing to Kim.  The concept was brilliant but the execution was sloppy.  The Malaysian legal system eventually did a good job of sorting it out.  The woman in prison was punished for participating in what could have been a dangerous prank, which is fair enough.  Note:
"Considering the number of loose ends, the author thinks that the pieces of the puzzle may fit together to paint a completely different picture, which does not point to Pyongyang or intelligences services of the United States and South Korea. Instead the case involves people who had contacts with the previously mentioned agencies, i.e. anti-North Korean organizations that have enough support from odious Protestant Sects and capabilities to resort to murder."
This is worth considering in light of the attack in Spain, which seems to involve the same kind of Moonie-types (with the guidance of the CIA), extreme-right wing Protestant Koreans who don't want to see peace with the North.

On the (((publishing industry))) scam which is the JYT's Best Seller List: "Carlson: Valerie Jarrett’s Book Sold No Copies, Makes Best Seller List".