Saturday, February 23, 2019

Dispensable

"America: ‘Indispensable Nation’ No More" (Bacevich).  ""Consequences for NATO": Germany Rebuffs UK Call To Back Off Saudi Arms Freeze" (Durden).  "What If They Started a War and No One Showed Up?" (Giraldi).  "Pompeo, Pence & the Alienation of Europe" (Lawrence).

We've reached the extremely dangerous 'King Canute phase' - though Cnut was a smart guy and successful ruler and the story was supposed to demonstrate the limits of power, if indeed it actually occurred - of the Decline of the Assholian Empire, with orders issuing with increasing derangement, but nothing happening in response.  The Assholians are aware of the problem, and the danger is they try to force something particularly stupid through just to appear relevant.

"Who Was Behind the Plan to Give Saudi Arabia Nuclear Power, and What Was Their Agenda? — “Trump, Inc.” Extra".  "How Kushner and other Key Trump Officials Plotted to Give Saudis the Atom Bomb in Return for Billions" (Cole).  Unlike Russiagate, this is a real, extremely serious scandal involving Trump and President Jared, one that should end with Trump's impeachment and President Jared's imprisonment, but this will die on the vine (due to the Clintonista corruption by the Saudis).  Bud McFarlane!

Tweet (Ben Norton):
"This 1600-word Amnesty report that supposedly documents "human rights" abuses in Venezuela does not once mention the crippling—and illegal—US sanctions that have bled Venezuela of billions, suffocated the economy, and collectively punished civilians—ie the biggest HR abuse of all"
Guido's coup is going to fail, but Trump/Bolton/Abrams are going to get a lot of people killed in the process, and this weekend is probably going to be tragic. "Venezuela - Abrams To Make Sure Humanitarian Aid Flights Are "Strictly By The Book"" (Moon).  "Washington’s “aid” provocation reportedly claims first victims in Venezuela" (Grey).  "Violence Erupts at Venezuelan-Brazilian Border Ahead of ‘Aid’ Deadline".

"The Racist Venezuelan Bourgeoisie’s Accusations Against Chavistas Are Pure Projection" (Sassy Sourstein).  The anti-Castro Cubans, and these rich Venezuelan emigres who are butt-hurt due to the fact their ability to steal from and exploit the people has been ended by a progressive government taking over, are very easy to hate.

"The War on Venezuela is Built on Lies" (Pilger).

"The Fake News about Humanitarian Aid and Venezuela" (MacLeod):
"The $20 million shipment of “aid” is a drop in the ocean in comparison to the effect of the sanctions, estimated to be tens of billions of dollars. The “aid” therefore constitutes about what Venezuela loses every eight hours due to the sanctions. The very obvious thing any American with a genuine desire to help the Venezuelan people would advocate is to end the illegal sanctions and begin paying reparations."
Sigh, another betrayal of MAGA (though I suppose it would be normal these days for Americans to leave behind a secret group of 'instructors' and the usual CIA contingent, and calling them 'peacekeepers', while obscene, is par for the course):  "Leftist Syrian Kurds Rejoice that Trump will Keep Hundreds of US Troops in Syria" (Cole).

"Jair Bolsonaro’s First 53 Days as President of Brazil Have Been a Resounding, Scandalous Failure" (Fishman, de Santi).  "Meet the Military Junta running Brasil" (Lopez).  It's clear the guy they really wanted to run things was Bolsonaro’s VP, a general, and Bolsonaro may not be around for the long haul.

"Curtain Call: A Response to Edward Curtin" (St. Clair/Frank).  Even if true, doesn't get around the fact that Counterpunch has greatly deteriorated (although a lot of good writers haven't yet noticed, and are still being published there).

"J’Accuse!" (Schulman).  "Paris Police Arrest Suspect in anti-Semitic Attack on French Jewish Philosopher Alain Finkielkraut". "French ruling elite attacks “yellow vests” while claiming to fight anti-Semitism" (Lantier).  "Macron threatens to criminalize opposition to Zionism in France" (Morrow).  Finkielkraut was clearly hanging around the edges of a protest with the express purpose of having somebody yell at him, thus giving the Rothschilds the excuse they need for more abuse of freedoms in France.

"Sickening" (Robinson). See what real outrageous manipulation looks like:  "Twitter Greenlights Venezuela’s Pro-Opposition Online Blitz – Shuts Down Genuine Opponents" (Rubinstein).

"Schiffting To Phase 2: The Mueller Report 'Disappointment' Will Be Just The Beginning" (Durden).  The crazed thinking is that the only check on Trump - and the only way to keep attention away from the serious problem of Clinton corruption - is for this ankle-biting to continue.  There are lessons to be learned from the Republicans dragging out the impeachment attacks on Bill Clinton until they destroyed their own credibility, but this bunch of 'resisters' isn't going to learn them.

"Freedom Rider: Kamala Harris: The fix is in" (Kimberley).  Harris is the Clinton of this nomination cycle - at least until the real Clinton shows up, to 'save the party'! - and the same fix appears to be in.  They would prefer a Trump reelection to Sanders winning.  See:  "Russian Alt-Right Nazi Hacker Trolls Are Bankrolling Bernie’s Campaign!" (Batty).

"Leonard Statement Re: Incident at DC with Nathan Philips".

"How One of America’s Premier Data Monarchs is Funding a Global Information War and Shaping the Media Landscape" (Rubinstein/Blumenthal).  It's more sophisticated than the old lie generators, as some parts of Omidyar's empire appear occasionally to be woke, but it is just a cover for the same old shit.

Friday, February 22, 2019

The real victim here

Yuge:  "Federal prosecutors broke law in Jeffrey Epstein case, judge rules" (Brown):
"Francey Hakes, a former federal prosecutor, said the Crime Victims’ Rights Act doesn’t spell out any punishment for violating its terms, so it would set a precedent to re-open Epstein’s agreement.

“Epstein will surely argue he complied with the agreement, relied upon it, and plead guilty under it so it can’t be overturned in fairness to him,’’ she said. “I will be very interested to see what the parties say the remedy for the violation should be. Ultimately, it is simply shocking the Government went to the lengths they did to keep the victims in the dark in order to make a serious predator’s high priced defense team happy. Justice should not, and does not, look like this.’’"
Speaking of the 'high priced defense team': "An Epstein sex case is settled; Dershowitz denies latest allegation" (Brown):
"According to a recent court transcript, among those people Ransome claims she was directed to have sex with was Epstein’s lawyer, Alan Dershowitz, who helped negotiate a controversial plea deal that gave the eccentric multimillionaire — and co-conspirators employed by Epstein — federal immunity in 2008.

Dershowitz, 80, told the Miami Herald that he has never met Ransome nor has he ever had sex with her. He accused Ransome’s attorney, powerhouse lawyer David Boies, of inventing the story and using her and another woman, Virginia Roberts, to frame him. Roberts asserted in a federal court affidavit in 2015 that Epstein forced her to have sex with Dershowitz when she was 16 years old.

“I am the victim. David Boies and these women are the perpetrators,’’ Dershowitz said. “They have willfully and deliberately concocted stories in order to make money — millions and millions of dollars. And I will not rest until the entire story comes out,’’ said Dershowitz, a professor at Harvard Law School and frequent Fox news guest commentator.

Nowhere in the court case or the transcript does Ransome or anyone else allege that Ransome had sex with Dershowitz — only that she was directed to."
and:
"In the recent court transcript, however, it is Maxwell’s attorney, Laura Menninger — not Ransome or her attorneys — who named Dershowitz.

“[Ransome] has alleged not only that my client [Maxwell] ran a sex trafficking organization but she claims also that she was directed by my client and the Epstein defendants to have sex with third parties, including Alan Dershowitz, for example,’’ Menninger said. “And so to the extent my client or Mr. Dershowitz or anyone else is going to be asked about their private sexual activity, I believe that would implicate their privacy rights...’’

Roberts, who now lives in Australia, said that Epstein ordered her to have sex with Dershowitz six times, according to a 2015 affidavit, which was filed in connection with an unrelated Epstein federal lawsuit.

At that time, Dershowitz launched a media blitz on TV asserting that Roberts made up the story. He also called for Roberts’ lawyers — Edwards and University of Utah law professor Paul Cassell — to be disbarred. The lawyers sued Dershowitz for defamation, and the case was settled last year.

Dershowitz publicly declared he was vindicated after a federal judge ordered Roberts’ affidavit stricken from the court record. But the judge did not address the veracity of her sexual misconduct claims; he instead ruled that the affidavit was misplaced in a case not involving Dershowitz.

Boies, whose firm represented Roberts pro bono, addressed Dershowitz’s longstanding contention that he had been exonerated.

“Anytime in a lawsuit where you were the defendant and you paid the plaintiff $900,000 to settle it — that’s a strange kind of vindication,’’ Boies said, asserting that Dershowitz paid that amount as part of the defamation settlement with Edwards and Cassell."
Only in a Mossad honeypot conspiracy would you have, as one of your lawyers, somebody who was part of the plot, as a possible co-defendant!

Cogent fantasy

"How the Russiagate Hoax Has Led to the ‘Sovietization of America’" (Cohen):
"Soviet authorities, through the KGB, regularly charged and punished dissidents and other unacceptably independent citizens with linguistic versions of “collusion” and “contacts” with foreigners, particularly Americans. (Having inadvertently been the American in several cases, I can testify that the “contacts” were entirely casual, professional, or otherwise innocent.) Is something similar under way here? As the former prosecutor Andrew C. McCarthy has pointed out, to make allegations of Trump associates’ “collusion” is to question “everyone who had interacted with Russia in the last quarter-century.” In my case and those of not a few scholarly colleagues, it would mean in the last half-century, or nearly. Nor is this practice merely hypothetical or abstract.
The US Senate Select Committee on Intelligence recently sent a letter to an American professor and public intellectual demanding that this person turn over “all communications [since January 2015] with Russian media organizations, their employees, representatives, or associates,” with “Russian persons or business interests,” “with or about US political campaigns or entities relating to Russia,” and “related to travel to Russia, and/or meetings, or discussions, or interactions that occurred during such travel.” We do not know how many such letters the Committee has sent, but this is not the only one. If this is not an un-American political inquisition, it is hard to say what would be. (It was also a common Soviet practice, though such “documents” were usually obtained by sudden police raids, of which there have recently been at least two in our own country, both related to Russiagate.)
In this connection, Soviet authorities also regularly practiced selective prosecution, which is persecution intended to send a chilling signal to other would-be offenders. For example, in 1965, Andrei Sinyavsky and Yuli Daniel were arrested for publishing their literary writings abroad under pseudonyms, an emerging practice the Kremlin wanted to stop. And in 1972, an important dissident figure, Pytor Yakir, was held in solitary confinement until he “broke” and signed a “confession,” even naming some of his associates, which greatly demoralized the dissident movement. Paul Manafort is no American dissident, literary or otherwise, and he well may be guilty of the financial misdeeds and tax evasion as charged. But he is facing, at nearly age 70, in effect a life sentence in prison and, through fines imposed, the bankruptcy of his family. We may reasonably ask: Is this selective prosecution/persecution? How many other hired US political operatives in foreign countries in recent years have been so audited and onerously prosecuted? Or has Manafort been singled out because he was once Trump’s campaign manager? We may also ask why a young Russian woman living in Washington, Maria Butina, was arrested and kept in solitary confinement until she confessed – that is, pleaded guilty. (She is still in prison.) Her offense? Publicly extolling the virtues of her native Russian government and advocating détente-like relations between Washington and Moscow without having registered as a foreign agent. Americans living in Russia frequently do the same on behalf of their country. Certainly, I have often done so. Are patriotism and promoting détente as an alternative to the new and more dangerous Cold War now a crime in the United States, or is the selective prosecution of Butina a response to Trump’s call for “cooperation with Russia”?
Now we have an even more alarming Soviet-like practice. Former acting head of the FBI  Andrew McCabe tells us that in 2017, he and other high officials discussed a way to remove President Trump from office. As Alan Dershowitz, a professor of constitutional law, remarked, they had in mind an “attempted coup d’état.” Which may remind students of Soviet history that two of its leaders were targets of a bureaucratic or administrative “coup”- Nikita Khrushchev twice, in 1957 and 1964, the latter being successful; and Gorbachev in August 1991, though perhaps several other plots against him may still be unknown. Khrushchev and Gorbachev were disruptors of the bureaucratic status quo and its entrenched interests – very much unlike President Trump, but disruptors nonetheless.
Finally, at least for now, there is the role media censorship played in Soviet repression. To a knowing reader who could read “between the lines,” the Soviet press actually provided a lot of usable information. Equally important, though, was what it excluded as taboo—particularly news and other information that undermined the official narrative of current and historical events. (All this ended with Gorbachev’s introduction of glasnost in the late 1980s.) In the era of Russiagate, American mainstream media are practicing at least partial censorship by systematically excluding voices and other sources that directly challenge their orthodox narrative. There are many such malpractices in leading newspapers and on influential television programs, but they are the subject of another commentary."
"FBI Official Admits To Infiltrating Trump Campaign - Just Don't Call It Spying" (Durden:
"Halper's former father-in-law was Ray Cline, former Deputy Director of the CIA. He also allegedly spied on the Carter administration - collecting information on foreign policy (an account disputed by Ray Cline)."
and:
"Halper's involvement in surveilling the Trump campaign was exposed by the Daily Caller's Chuck Ross, who reported that the 74-year-old spook was enlisted by the FBI to befriend and spy on three members of the Trump campaign during the 2016 US election.
Halper received a DoD contract from the Obama administration for $411,575 - made in two payments, and had a start date of September 26, 2016 - three days after a September 23 Yahoo! News article by Michael Isikoff about Trump aide Carter Page, which used information fed to Isikoff by "pissgate" dossier creator Christopher Steele. The FBI would use the Yahoo! article along with the unverified "pissgate" dossier as supporting evidence in an FISA warrant application for Page."
and:
"Halper approached Page during an election-themed conference at Cambridge on July 11, 2016, six weeks after the September 26 DoD award start date. The two would stay in contact for the next 14 months, frequently meeting and exchanging emails.
He said that he first encountered the informant during a conference in mid-July of 2016 and that they stayed in touch. The two later met several times in the Washington area. Mr. Page said their interactions were benign. -New York Times
And as the Daily Caller reports, Halper used a decades-old association with Paul Manafort to break the ice with Page.
In September 2016, the FBI would send Halper to further probe Trump aide George Papadopoulos on an allegation he made that Russia had "dirt" on Hillary Clinton. According to Papadopoulos in an interview with Dan Bongino, Halper angrily accused him of working with Russia before storming out of a meeting.
Halper essentially began interrogating Papadopoulos, saying that it’s “obviously in your interest to be working with the Russians” and to “hack emails.” “You’re complicit with Russia in this, isn’t that right George” Halper told him. Halper also inquired about Hillary’s hacked emails, insinuating that Papadopoulos possessed them. Papadopoulos denied knowing anything about this and asked to be left alone. -Bongino.com"
"The FBI’s Coup Attempt Failed" (Van Buren).

Tweet (Glenn Greenwald):
"There's already an effort underway to assure confused Dem partisans that the end of the Mueller investigation means nothing: oh, don't worry, Adam Schiff will take care of it. The SDNY will get them all. At least that's cogent fantasy. Insinuating Mueller was silenced is lunacy."
Greenwald versus emptywheel (who I think is the undisputed winner of the lost reputation sweepstakes - she literally sounds insane).

Post Mueller, perhaps we can get to the real Russia collusion treason:  "Solomon: Evidence Mounts Of Democrats' Collusion With Russia".

Think about that

"Trump’s anti-Semitism envoy assures American Jewish leaders that president is committed to protecting Jews" (my emphasis in red):
"Carr, 50, a Hebrew-speaking former Los Angeles prosecutor who served with the U.S. Army in Iraq, was named as the special envoy for monitoring and combating anti-Semitism earlier this month.  . . .  “My office was created by law and designed to protect the Jewish people throughout the world. Think about that,” Carr said Thursday. “The world’s greatest power is focused, by law and design, on protecting the Jews. It’s something not to be taken for granted.”"

Perspective

"Jussie Smollett and Jewish Hoaxes" (Shamir).  When you have racist group supremacists living in your midst, with a lot of money and power and control of the (((media))), they completely skew the conversation.  Some things are manipulated out of proportion, and some things are never mentioned, and moral argument becomes impossible.

Thursday, February 21, 2019

Eye-popping

"Netanyahu Backs “Jewish Power” Terrorist Party" (Wallace).  "Netanyahu Orchestrates Merger To Bring Extremists Into Knesset".  'Terrorist' is exactly right.  When Bibi found himself under pressure in his election from the right, he simply leapfrogged over to the ultra-extreme right.  We could say he's completely without scruples, which is true, but we can't forget it is those 'nice' Jewish Israeli voters who are pushing him.

"An Honest Living by Steve Salaita".  He's lucky to still be alive.  What happens if you challenge the land theft and murder by those 'nice' people.  The Salaita case remains the clearest example of the total shekel corruption of academia.

Winstanley's crystal ball from July 2018.  "Rats Begin Leaving the Labour Ship" (Littlewood).  "MP who fabricated anti-Semitism scandal leaves Labour, citing ‘culture of racism and anti-Semitism’".  "Joan Ryan, MP who fabricated anti-Semitism, quits Labour" (Winstanley).  Very telling, and amusing, that the chair of Labour Friends of Israel leaves Labour but makes it clear she will remain chair of Labour Friends of Israel!

What we've seen over and over is that once we have a Clarification for voters, and the crap is stripped away, they will vote righteously.  I believe this Khazar stunt is going to backfire on them in the next election.

"When Saudi Arabia Gets the Bomb" (Pierson).  One of the main reasons MbS went to Pakistan.

"The Dire, Unintended Consequences of Trump’s MAGA War on China" (Crooke) (maybe a bad time to be picking a fight with China):
"Trump’s aim here, simply, is to force US companies to switch away from China – and to curtail China’s economic prospects. The US will continue to use non-tariff barriers, investment restrictions, export ‘ring-fencing’, financial sanctions, and criminal indictments to achieve its aims. It will extend to energy and information too. It already has. (Recall that Britain initially tried to weaken Germany economically, by blockading food transiting through the North Sea. The US supported the blockade.)

But perhaps the worry most likely to arise from past precedent will be Trump’s insistence on full-spectrum, US military re-arming. He has promised to out-spend and out-innovate all rivals on a revamp of weapons systems, and is engaged in shaking the US free from all and any restrictions, stemming from earlier weapons limitation treaties.

In this connection – just last week – something most significant occurred. As Gillian Tett of the FT reports: “Beth Hammack, a senior Goldman Sachs banker, who chairs a US government advisory group known as the Treasury Bond Advisory Committee, dispatched a letter to Steven Mnuchin, Treasury secretary – with a bombshell at the bottom”. She continues: “According to TBAC calculations, America will need to sell an eye-popping $12 Trillion of bonds in the coming decade. This will “pose a unique challenge for the Treasury”, Ms Hammack warned, even “without factoring in the possibility of a recession”. In plain English”, Tett continued, “the Wall Street luminaries on the committee were asking who on earth — or in global finance — will buy this looming mountain of Treasuries?”.

This – just to be clear – will be the US borrowing requirement, before even Trump raises a finger on his major upgrade of America’s weapons systems. The Advisory Committee further warned that deficits typically rise 2-5% of GDP in recessions, which would translate to additional deficits of $0.5-1trn at current GDP levels; and warned too that "these borrowing needs [would all] have to be financed in the context of already high global dollar debt exposure."

Lest the full gravity of this message is missed, Tett adds that “this week, one of America’s biggest hedge funds privately concluded that – in five years’ time – the Treasury will need to sell bonds equivalent to 25% of GDP, (up from 15 % now).” “This level of debt has occurred just twice in the past 120 years, first during the second world war and then again during the 2008 financial crisis. The first time, the US government forced private domestic savers to buy its debt via a patriotic propaganda campaign and financial controls. The second time it relied on its central bank’s balance sheet via quantitative easing [i.e. ‘printing’ money].”

“Because of the size of the US economy and markets … it will require about a 6 per cent shift in global asset allocations” to absorb the debt, this hedge fund warned …“What if investors don’t want to make that shift?”.

An important question. But Trump has taken up the major military revamp banner with characteristic MAGA nationalistic bravado. And now hardly a day passes without China being described to Congress as “the greatest long-term strategic threat” to US. The Military Industrial Complex, Congress and the Beltway – all of them have the bit between their teeth. The pork-barrel dollars will fertilise all fifty states, be sure of that, and Congressional ‘eyes’ are already fixed on that juicy prospect. No way this will be walked-back completely.

But, back to that ‘eye-popping’ TBAC bombshell, it must be understood against the backdrop of the dollar share in global foreign exchange reserves falling from 70% in 1999, to about 63% at the end of 2017 – and global trade, as a share of world GDP, seeming to have peaked.

China is now running a flat current account with the rest of the world.

Yes, that’s correct: in August, a historic event occurred: for the first time in its modern history, China's current account balance for the first half of the year, had turned into a deficit. And just to be very clear: no trade surplus – equals no Chinese financing of the US debt. They haven’t anyway – for some time now.

So, putting all this together: The US psychologically and politically cannot, or will not, walk-back the promised revamp of US weapons systems: “out-spending, out-innovating” all (though some of it, in the end, inevitably may be trimmed a bit) – the ‘threat’ has been hyped too far, now. The die is cast. But there are no foreigners buying US Treasury debt now – after seven decades in which they have funded US deficit spending. And what then does happen when, in a short period of time, the Treasury has to sell fiat debt equivalent to 25%–30% of US GDP (possibly in mid-recession, when government expenditure automatically rises)?

The US fiscal space will not just be crowded out; it will be overwhelmed. No money for the activist new intake of Democratic radicals, such as Ocasio-Cortez, to fund social projects. The strains on party unity will be obvious. But no money for ‘crumbling’ US domestic infrastructure, either. No money to fill the gap on under-funded pensions. Social stress will spike.

Inevitably, the US Treasury’s dollar printing presses will run red hot. And confidence in the dollar will sink. And it is not to be Foroohar’s “Casandra” to point to earlier experience of what may happen (did happen), when one erstwhile dominant state determines to stop the rise of a challenger – by all means available. Is it too late for Trump to pull-back, and settle just for selling China lots of Soya beans and some LNG? Probably."
"Ukraine mall displays Nazi swastika on staircase".  Very attractive logo.  One thing I've noticed about the ubiquitous Ukrainian appropriation of Nazi iconography in general is that it is sloppy, lacking the crispness of the original.  Where's Hugo Boss when you need him?

"The Israel lobby is built on the biggest guilt trip in the world" (Weiss).  Weiss is having increasing trouble keeping his narrative together as some of the 'nice' Jews who he continues to insist are in the majority immediately viciously attacked Omar for stating a simple and obvious truth.

"It’s back to the future with Venezuelan ‘Contras,’ the neocons, and the CIA" (Madsen).  Very hopsickerian, tracking planes and mercenaries around. Also:  "It’s Back to the Iran-Contra Days Under Trump".

"'That is so sick': Sex charges in Canada against fugitive French priest stayed" (Skura).  To its credit, the CBC raises the Diab case.  Besides the spectacularly big instances of terrible judgment, the Trudeau government is also consistent in the smaller instances of terrible judgment.

Tweet (dead senators):
"bernie’s platform is problematic: 👉illegal for customers to speak to a manager 👉millionaires will be taxed, so if you make $30,000 a year that means you 👉if you own a video game you have to let your sister have a turn 👉say goodbye to those 70 hour workweeks you enjoy"
""Tom Wolfe! Thou Shouldst be Living at This Hour"" (Sailer).  I hate Tom Wolfe, but Sailer and his crew think he's a hero for 'noticing' before anybody else did.

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

A funny tinge

Considering that al Qaeda just murdered a bunch of Iranian soldiers, this is even more ridiculous than usual (and, of course, hearkens back to similar ridiculous connections between al Qaeda and Saddam alleged by the Khazars - no less that the concentration camp guard himself! - to get their disastrous attack on Iraq):  "EXCLUSIVE: Iran-al Qaeda alliance may provide legal rationale for U.S. military strikes" (Wolfgang/Taylor).

"'A funny tinge': Uproar over remark by ex-Labour MP Angela Smith".  She's found an excellent name for the new party, while demonstrating you can be ridiculously racist while purporting to be fighting the good fight against 'anti-Semitism'.  It seems to me this new party is a stupid move by the Khazars, as these clowns were doing much more harm inside Labour than they can do outside of it (Corbyn should send them thank you cards), where most will lose their seats and fade into deserved, but well shekeled, obscurity.

"Democracy and the Corrupt Seven (Eight)" (Murray).  Note the Update at the top.  Shekels, goyim, it's always those sweet, sweet shekels!  Added:  Murray tweets on Guardian censorship of shekeling.

"How the rule of the rabbis is fuelling a holy war in Israel" (Cook).  Important.

"Mapping the American War on Terror" (Savell).  Thanks, Khazars!

Small CIA bargain-basement coup attempt in Haiti:  "US Citizens Arrested As Part Of Suspected Mercenary Group Hired To Quell Protests In Haiti" (South Front).  Note how this connects to the attempted coup in Venezuela:  "How the U.S. Is Strangling Haiti as It Attempts Regime Change in Venezuela" (Prashad) (see also).

"How Much of Venezuela’s Crisis Is Really Maduro’s Fault?" (Ellner). There are quite a few I-hate-the-dictator-Maduro-but 'progressives' hanging around this issue and many others.  It is quite the tell.

Tweet (Anya Parampil):
"Hmm, this is almost exactly what you'd tweet if you were setting the stage for a false flag attack in order to justify US intervention in Venezuela 🤔"
"Gray Journalism: How the NYT Makes A Story About NYC's Surge In Anti-Semitic Black Violence Dull" (Sailer).  Well, they've also made a story about legitimate anger at financial exploitation by racist group supremacists into the usual whining about 'anti-Semitism'.

"Jussie Smollett May Be In Big Trouble Over Letter" (Sailer).  You know what they say, it's never the phony MAGA 'hate' attack that gets you, it's the previous phony anthrax attack through the mail.

Daily Stormer on a roll:
  1. "UK: Danny the Fink Admits Powerful Jews Engage in Secret Political Plotting" (Diversity Macht Frei);
  2. "Jews Call for Yellow Vest Demonstrations to be Suppressed" (Diversity Macht Frei) - hard core mass suppression of civil rights!;
  3. "French MPs are Planning to Outlaw “Anti-Zionism”" (Diversity Macht Frei); and
  4. "Seditious Traitor McCabe Says He Still Thinks Trump is Working for the KGB, Maybe" (Anglin).
Btw, here's Marshall - Marshall! - pointing out the legal ridiculousness of McCabe's strategy of attempting to use the 25th Amendment to remove Trump:  "Stop Talking About the 25th Amendment".  Even if it applied, which it clearly doesn't, it would be more difficult to get through than actual impeachment.

Note the shade cast by the Clintonistas on by far the most popular American politician, the only prospective candidate they have who could actually beat Trump!:  "Bernie Sanders Enters The 2020 Presidential Race As A Democrat" (Worthington).

"Troublesome Possibilities: The Left and Tulsi Gabbard" (Falcone interviews Falk).  Falk is oddly skittish over some issues involving the only candidate from either party that has any chance of saving the country from complete ruination (Bernie's politics is close to perfect, except for his disastrous Khazar-supremacist foreign policy), all over some tiny vague hints that she might not be kosher on a few identity politics issues.  Falk's a Khazar, you just have to wonder  . . . .

Superb cartoon by Erlend Sandøy:  "What America’s Weapons Are Doing to Yemen". 

"Death Of Sailor In Iconic VJ-Day Photo Reminds Americans Of Halcyon Days When Wars Still Ended". I doubt that Haim wrote this joke.

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Ols schoolish

"Venezuelan Ambassador Spills the Beans on Guido Fake President’s CIA Training" (Batty).  Guido came out of a CIA test tube.

"Venezuela False Flag Brewing? Under the Cloak of “the Humanitarian Convoy”".

"New report reveals Saudi minister Jubeir’s links with Mossad".

Three things:
  1. MbS visits the money-needing Pakistan, leaves lots of money behind; just after
  2. a terror group associated with Pakistani intelligence blows up some Indian military in Kashmir; and
  3. another terror group associated with Pakistani intelligence (and possibly Saudi intelligence) blows up some Iranian military in Iran.
With the end of the American War For The Jews on Afghanistan, Pakistan is feeling frisky.

Pause for applause

Justin Trudeau, slow-witted would-be savior of the rich white 1% of Venezuela, had to throw his Karl Rove under the bus to save his own political skin.  Desperate times call for desperate measures, but that is extremely desperate, reflecting the fact that the Liberal perception is that this scandal a huge problem for them.  "Gerald Butts’ departure marks end of position rarely seen in Canadian political life" (Delacourt).  This is humorously reminiscent of the 'curse of Assad', where everybody who said the departure of Assad was a fait accompli ended up out of politics, with Assad still in power.  It is also telling that Trudeau built this snowfake, virtue-signaling, identity-politics cabinet, and then treated his native Minister of Justice in the most obviously racist way imaginable (and Canadian natives know it), by assuming she would be compliant as she knew her position was entirely due to her identity and not her abilities.  He completely screwed her over by forcing her to do his dirty corrupt work, and then making her incapable of talking about it due to the relationship of solicitor-client privilege the Minister of Justice has with the cabinet.  "'Rule of law' in the Trudeau era" (Mitrovica).

"Leftist Syrian Kurds who defeated ISIL Plead with Europe not to Abandon them as Trump Did" (Leroux).  The Kurds have completely screwed themselves through amazingly stupid politics (and listening to hopeless advice from the Khazars and their American stooges), yet they still think the Eurotrash will help them get a country?!  All this when Assad is bending over backwards to be agreeable:  "President al-Assad: The war was between us Syrians and terrorism, we triumph together not against each other".  "U.S. cannot back Syrian forces who align with Assad: U.S. commander" (Rothschild).

"The Growing Anti-Semitism Scam" (Giraldi).  Nice summary.

"Macron condemns anti-Semitic abuse at 'yellow vest' protest".

"Mike Pence's Munich Speech Did Not Get The Applause He'd Hoped For & It Was So Awkward" (Lyons). When he paused for applause you could hear a pin drop!

This is too good to be true!:  tweet (Adam H. Johnson):
"they’ve since changed the picture but holy shit it’s not even subtle what’s going on here, Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib are now stand-ins for “the Muslim world”"
"Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Seems Confused About Race" (Studebaker).  AOC has disturbingly quickly fallen into the Democrat identity politics scam, so popular with 'donors' as it involves throwing those unsettling ideas about class out the window.

"President Trump Endorses Regime Change In Venezuela" (Wallace).  Trump is turning into a carbon copy of Little Mario.

"Senate Passes Anti-Lynching Bill (With Jussie's Help)" (Sailer).  "Pelosi Quietly Deletes Tweet Slamming "Racist, Homophobic" Attack On Jussie Smollett" (Durden).  The funny thing is that this was obviously a hoax from the moment the story appeared, yet every virtue signaler lined up behind it.  Of course, there are real racist attacks, and real victims are going to face the boy-who-cried-wolf syndrome.

"Giant List Of MSM-Fueled Hate-Crime Hoaxes Meant To Frame Trump Supporters" (Durden).  The tweets of Andy Ngo are an even longer list, a superb job.

Tweet (Ali Abunimah):
"American foreign fighter in Zionist terror group reportedly injured while enforcing siege of Gaza ghetto. How was he radicalized to travel around the world just to oppress Palestinians? So much hate and extremism."
On the tragic decline of Counterpunch: "Counterpunch Shadowboxes and Loses" (Curtin).

This is quite something!:  "The geopolitics of Pulwama" (Bhadrakumar).  Unfortunately, Hindu supremacism sees a friend in Khazar supremacism even as the connection is completely against Indian national interests. Note (ultra woke):
". . . there has been a specific report recently of an Israeli plane landing secretly at the Noor Khan Airbase in Rawalpindi and left after several hours, which coincided, intriguingly, with the visit by Netanyahu to Oman in November. It fuelled the speculation that the Israelis might have had a secretive pow-vow with the all-powerful Pakistani military leaders. Some in Pakistan even thought Netanyahu had flown in for a quiet chat with Imran Khan. 
Equally, reports have appeared recently regarding an Israeli military and intelligence presence already in Afghanistan, which could not have happened without the knowledge of Islamabad and tacit acceptance by the Pakistani military establishment. 
On the other hand, today, Saudi Arabia and the UAE are Israel’s covert allies in West Asia. They are joined at the hips in the project to overthrow the Iranian regime. We may expect that the Af-Pak could become a major theatre from where their covert operations would be launched with the help of Pakistan under the watch and protection of the US to destabilise Iran. Tehran has repeatedly alleged that the two Arab states are working in tandem with the US and Israel. 
After last Tuesday’s fedayeen attack in Iran’s southeastern region of Sistan-Baluchistan bordering Pakistan (in which 27 Iranian troops were killed in circumstances eerily similar to what happened in Pulwama), top Iranian generals have openly alleged the role of Pakistan’s Inter-Services Intelligence. Unsurprisingly, Saudis and the Emiratis who are bankrolling the Pakistani economy, have come to call the shots in Islamabad and Rawalpindi.  Tehran is expecting turbulent times. 
All this makes the US’ demonstrative act of commiserating with India over the Pulwama attack highly dubious, bordering on the diabolical. For the Trump administration today, Pakistan’s cooperation is critical for ensuring that a long term American military presence is established in Afghanistan. Although the US’ capacity to leverage Pakistan has diminished, the Pakistani elite’s “westernism” is still very much alive and the Saudi and Emirati clout in Islamabad and Rawalpindi supplements the American diplomacy. 
Therefore, we have an explosive mix today, such as we have never come across before in our region and which no one could have foreseen previously — except, indeed,  the astute mind of Hamid Karzai — whereby the Taliban leadership has come under immense Pakistani pressure to eschew its “Afghan-ness”) and accede to the US wish list on an open-ended military presence in Afghanistan (which is also backed by Saudi Arabia and the UAE as well as Israel.) 
Of course, there is resistance from within Taliban ranks to a settlement on such humiliating terms that militate against the Pashtun national pride and makes nonsense of the Taliban’s folklore of Afghan “resistance”. But the ISI has begun a vicious crackdown on such recalcitrant / irreconcilable elements within the Taliban leadership with a view to bludgeon those hapless fellows into submission. 
What the Saudis and Emiratis are expecting as follow-up in the near future is a certain “rebooting” of the traditional Afghan-Islamist ideology of the Taliban and its quintessentially natioanlistic “Afghan-centric” outlook with a significant dosage of Wahhabi indoctrination, which would make it possible integrate the Taliban into the global jihadi network and co-habitate it with extremist organisations such as the variants of Islamic State or al-Qaeda (who have proliferated in the Middle East in the recent years), so that geopolitical projects can be undertaken in regions such as Central Asia and the Caucasus or Iran from the Afghan soil, under a comprador Taliban leadership. 
If anyone can tweak the Taliban’s Pashtun DNA and morph it into a Punjabi DNA, it is only the Pakistani military establishment and ISI which can do it. The Saudis and Emiratis (and the Americans) expect the Pakistani military to fulfil this transformative act as quid pro quo for the tens of billions of dollars that are being doled out by them to keep Pakistan afloat. 
India’s strategists and policymakers should have a thorough rethink of their options. Clearly, it requires vast intellectual resources and our security-centric set-up may be short of it. No doubt, the stopover by EAM Sushma Swaraj in Tehran in the weekend was a symbolic step in the right direction, but it is too little, too late. India should show spunk to stand up to Trump’s bullying and take practical steps to nurture and preserve the strategic understanding with Iran, which previous leaderships had bequeathed to Modi (including late AB Vajpayee who had a keen sense of history.)
The point is, Iran is India’s lone natural ally in the region. The Pulwama tragedy should  awaken us to this geopolitical reality. The time has come to rapidly revive the verve of the India-Iran strategic understanding, which has always been in our core interest as a factor of regional security and stability.
Again, a geopolitical matrix analogous to the Afghan jihad of the early 1980s is appearing. However, alas, there are people among the Indian elite — within the establishment and the media — who have already rushed to celebrate that the US national security advisor John Bolton twice telephoned Ajit Doval regarding Pulwama. Shame on them! 
They do not know who Bolton is, what his real intentions could be. Bolton was a vociferous ideologue of the US’ Iraq invasion; he is today rooting for a permanent US military presence in Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan; and, most importantly, he is almost maniacally obsessive about the regime change project on Iran. He has made a handsome living out of such malignant dogma. 
Fundamentally, he is a creation of the Israeli Lobby in the US, which manipulated his appointment to this key position as NSA in the Trump White House. Considering all this, the motivation behind Bolton’s commiserating words over the Pulwama tragedy must be properly understood. Make no mistake, there is iron in his soul. 
At the most obvious level, Bolton has projected the US as India’s most sincere ally in the fight against terrorism. Two, he has subtly conveyed a US “tilt” toward India — and against Pakistan. Three, he has introduced the US into a mediatory role that enables it to finesse the Indian reaction to Pulwama in the coming days and weeks and may have created a vantage point from where Washington can easily insert itself into any India-Pakistan confrontation."

Monday, February 18, 2019

3 Big Things

In the last week or so we've seen:
  1. the admission of a false flag operation by a major PR-supplying/lying broadcaster at a time when the issue is still relevant and in fact at a time when the same kind of false-flag operation is being threatened ("Real ‘obscene masquerade’: How BBC depicted staged hospital scenes as proof of Douma chemical attack");
  2. a massive dual 'emperor's new clothes' truth attack by the same brand new, headscarf-wearing congresswoman, Ilhan Omar, with the benjamins/AIPAC tweets, and a refusal to kowtow to the usual bipartisan Washington consensus - the understanding being that nobody of either party will be embarrassed in public by mentioning their atrocities - in questioning the psychopathic Zionist monster Abrams; and 
  3. Bezos getting into a snit about criticism from actual progressive activists and leaving billions of dollars in taxpayer gibs on the table to walk away, this from a company whose entire business model consists of exploiting government gibs (first by having a huge competitive advantage in not collecting sales taxes, and now by extorting municipalities in a bizarre contest to see which politicians can give it the most money in return for wrecking their cities).
Each one of these developments is yuge, and you almost have to hope that we're turning a corner, despite all the usual crap going on.

Sunday, February 17, 2019

Unwitting collaboration

"The Real Motive Behind the FBI Plan to Investigate Trump as a Russian Agent" (Porter) (my emphasis in red - note the (((Goldman))) is the 'American' 'journalist' who spearheads the JYT's promotion of the Putin-runs-American-politics racket, and, if you can believe it "moved to Israel after college and returned to the U.S. in 1998.[6]"):
"Goldman also gave an interview to The New Yorker’s Isaac Chotiner, in which the interviewer pressed him on the weakest point of the Trump-as-Russian-agent theory.  “What would that look like if the President was an unwitting agent of a foreign power?” asked Chotiner.

The Times correspondent, who won a Pulitzer Prize for his coverage of the alleged Russian efforts to influence the 2016 election, responded:  “It is hard to say what that would look like.” Goldman then reiterated the concept. “People were very careful to tell me that: ‘It is wittingly or unwittingly.’” And in answer to a follow-up question, Goldman referred to evidence he suggested might be held by the FBI that “perhaps suggests that the President himself may be acting as a foreign agent, either wittingly or unwittingly….”

The idea that American citizens were somehow at risk of being led by an agent of the Russian government “wittingly or unwittingly” did not appear spontaneously. It had been pushed aggressively by former CIA Director John O. Brennan both during and after his role in pressing for the original investigation.

When Brennan testified before the House Intelligence Committee in May 2017, he was asked whether he had intelligence indicating that anyone in the Trump campaign was “colluding with Moscow.”  Instead of answering the question directly, Brennan said he knew from past experience that “the Russians try to suborn individuals, and they try get them to act on their behalf either wittingly or unwittingly.” And he recalled that he had left the government with “unresolved questions” about whether the Russians had been successful in doing so in regard to unidentified individuals in the case of the 2016 elections.

Brennan’s notion of “unwitting collaboration” with Russian subversion is illogical.  Although a political actor might accidentally reveal information to a foreign government that is valuable, real “collaboration” must be mutually agreeable. A policy position or action that may benefit a foreign government, but is also in the interest of one’s own government, does not constitute “unwitting collaboration.”

The real purpose of that concept is to confer on national security officials and their media allies the power to cast suspicion on individuals on the basis of undesirable policy views of Russia rather than on any evidence of actual collaboration with the Russian government.

The “witting or unwitting” ploy has its origins in the unsavory history of extreme right-wing anti-communism during the Cold War. For example, when the House Un-American Activities Committee was at its height in 1956, Chairman Francis E. Walter declared that “people who are not actually Communist Party members are witting or unwitting servants of the Communist cause.” 

The same logic – without explicit reference to the phrase — has been used to impugn the independence and loyalty of people who have contacts with Russia.

It has also been used to portray some independent media as part of a supposedly all-powerful Russian media system.

The revelation that it was turned against a sitting president, however briefly, is a warning signal that national security bureaucrats and their media allies are now moving more aggressively to delegitimize any opposition to the new Cold War."
'Unwitting collaboration' would be something like Trump negotiating with Putin leading to some agreement that would be mutually beneficial to the peoples of both countries, say some kind of big arms pact or anything at all that would lead to an increase in the likelihood of peace, but not beneficial to the Military Industrial Complex or Big Jew.  This hearkens back to the general idea that the Clintonistas were funding the dossier at a time when they thought Trump's chances against Killary were laughable, so its intent was not as oppo against Trump, but as a Cold War tool against the Russians (we would never have known this had Trump not won, as his winning repurposed the dossier).  As we see from Porter's analysis, the FBI and the (((media))) had similar ideas, and we can see the same thread running through the current deranged thinking of the Clintonistas, who continue to assert that we'll all see it when Mueller finally gets around to releasing his hidden material.  At the same time, we're also being prepared for the fact that Mueller's report is going to be a big bust, with no actual collusion found.  Of course, if the whole exercise is simply to manage Trump, rein him in from some egoistical desire he might have to be seen as a Great Man due to the fact he brought sanity and peace to the world, the danger of a no-collusion finding would be immense, leaving him the rest of his term (and perhaps the next) to do huge damage to the war industry and the Zionists.

I think a significant part of the Trump Derangement Syndrome, part of The Clarification, is that the American 'left' or 'liberals' are suffering grievously from the lack of self esteem caused by the collapsing of the American Empire.  Of course, Trump has nothing to do with this collapse - which largely stems from Zionist bribery and the disastrous series of Wars For The Jews encouraged by the (((media))) - but his management of the process of the United States losing its position as the One Essential County will go a long way to determining whether the process is sane and relatively comfortable, or a massive disaster.

Saturday, February 16, 2019

Mysterious high-pitched scream

Tweet (Charles Shoebridge):
"Although his ‘sick and tired of rebels and activists using dead children’ tweet was tweeted in anger and suggested he knew such staging happened a lot. He soon deleted his tweet, later claiming he’d been referring only to one specific dead child’s pose"
Tweet (Afshin Rattansi):
"Not only US Cruise Missile Attacks for lies about WMD..but UK attacks ordered by backed by MPs 1/1"
"BBC Producer Comes Forward and Admits Assad Gassing was Fake" (Batty). It is not uncommon to have an admission of a false flag years after the fact, often as a kind of boasting of how well they tricked us, but a devastating admission of 'journalistic' lying is rare within a year of the incident.

Tweet (Mark Curtis):
"With Venezuela regime change, fabricated stories about Assange, platforming for MI5, campaign against Corbyn, no coverage of UK support for Egypt/Israel etc etc, we have to legitimately ask: who are the forces behind the Guardian?"
"Canadian Media boosts Trudeau’s Popularity Over Venezuela" (Engler).  Note the full-spectrum political, and 'journalism', support for the atrocities against both Libya and Venezuela.

"‘Progressive’ Trudeau Government Attacks Venezuela" (Clarke).  Clarke has a lifetime of working in the trenches as a real socialist.

"Venezuela & The Mighty Wurlitzer" (Nelson).  I think the verb that should be used to describe doing 'journalism' is 'committing', as in committing a crime.

Tweet (Don Foreman) (it's a 'journalist's' technique, something like a limited hangout, to pretend to care about the details you've mangled in order to protect the bigger lies):
"Canadian News gives almost an apology for spreading fake news on and helping the manufacturer consent for a military invasion. "
 Tweet (venezuelanalysis.com):
"Seems like a great piece of business. First you grab over $1 billion in gold that does not belong to you, then send $8 million in "aid""
"The Deep Hurt: Lessons From American Coups" (Welton). History of American 'benevolence'.

"NPR misleads public in report on AIPAC vs Ilhan Omar" (Weir). "Meddling, anyone? Pro-Israel groups spent $22 million on lobbying & campaign contributions in 2018".  These are the public benjamins, but we mustn't forget the hard toil of Shlomo schlepping those quiet bags to people like Trump.

Gas The Kikes for the 21st century.

"The 'Disappearing Democrat' Scandal - Part 1" (Donner) (part two).  A lot of the ridiculous allegations against Trump are a (successful) attempt to change the subject.

Tweet (annie fofani) (worth bearing in mind when considering that the dim Weiss was hired, and the brilliant Norton unhired, simultaneously):
"like bari weiss's father is literally a member of the AIPAC National Council. getting young lobby up n comers into influential placement (preferably lifetime) in prominent media positions (as if they were neutral!) is a goal. the next generation is upon us"
Holocaust denial.  With the express call for war on Iran, and this, Bibi had quite the electioneering week.

"Warsaw summit was a failure for Trump - but a win for Netanyahu" (Parsi).  "Trump’s Attempt to Strongarm Europe on Iran Crashes and Burns" (Cole).

Speaking of false flags:  "Ahval reveals a top secret EU report: ''AKP commissioned ISIS for Ankara Massacre''".  Remember that Erdoğan and his family were (are?) very close to ISIS.

"Four For Friday - The First One" (CDaN).  Kilgallen.

"Hottest New Stormer Forced Meme: The Anti-Semitic Canard!" (Anglin).

Tweet (DPRK News Service):
"US Florida province veterinarians inundated with calls to treat anxiety in dogs, as mysterious high-pitched scream bombards state for third day."

Friday, February 15, 2019

Accidentally

"While Pompeo Pouts In Poland, Putin Pushes Peace In Syria" (Luongo).  Again, a striking contrast between the warmongering conference of Pompeo, which the Eurotrash are embarrassed about, but not quite brave enough to completely boycott, and Putin employing the basic old principles of international law to negotiate for peace.

Some of the Eurotrash are slowly coming to the realization - not that they will show enough courage to do anything about it - that Trump is setting them up to be glow-in-the-dark bar-b-que briquettes:  "Germany Pushes Back on Trump: Cold War U.S. ‘Nuclear Shield’ Deal Now in Jeopardy"

"New McCabe Book: FBI Made Plans to Overthrow Trump, Replace Him With Pence" (Batty).  If it wasn't Trump, this would be obviously high treason.

"Roberto Lovato: Elliott Abrams Is Bringing Violence of 1980s U.S. Latin America Policy to Venezuela":
"ROBERTO LOVATO: Hi, Amy. Hi, Nermeen. Thank you for having me.

When I see Elliott Abrams on, in front of Congress, it stirs my subconscious, and I think it stirs the subconscious of the entire country, that wants to forget, but won’t and shouldn’t forget, what happened in Central America in the 1980s. So, many of the actors, many of the tactics and strategies, many of the political alliances we’re seeing around Venezuela have already—you know, that’s why you bring in Elliott Abrams, a cold warrior, a dirty warrior.

So, my reaction is, I start remembering my most recent visit to the forensics labs in El Salvador, where I saw the skulls, that they’re still processing, of little children killed in El Mozote. As we speak right now, in El Mozote today, they’re starting another round of exhumations and digging, after 30 years, of El Mozote, where nearly almost a thousand people were killed, including many—mostly women, children and elderly people. And I would just correct some of the congressmembers to say that—

AMY GOODMAN:
The El Mozote massacre of December 1981.

ROBERTO LOVATO: —it wasn’t just El Mozote massacre. You have the entire landscape of El Salvador massacre, was, you know, dotted with mass graves, because of mass graves of entire towns. And then you have Guatemala—right?—where towns, Mayan towns mostly, were entirely wiped out, just like in El Mozote. And you have the Contra war in Nicaragua.

So, when I see Elliott Abrams, I have a very visceral reaction, and I have to kind of breathe in. And really I just can’t—if I wasn’t this old, I would be in—I would sigh in disbelief. But it just confirms that the United States is in decline. He’s clearly a sign of U.S. degeneracy. And his appointment shows that the Trump administration is willing to re-unleash the darkest forces in U.S. modern history for war, destabilization and death squads. So, that’s my reaction."
"Venezuela - Media Find Trump's Coup Plan Does Not Work" (Moon).

"US air freight company that smuggled weapons into Venezuela linked to CIA ‘black site’ renditions" (Webb).  Maybe George Bush can strap on the ol' codpiece and fly a few runs.  Note that this is an example of the same type of 'internet sleuthing' that Bellingcat purports to do, the only tiny difference being that it is not a pack of lies.

"Third Suspect in Skripal Poisoning Identified as Denis Sergeev, High-Ranking GRU Officer" (Rakuszitzky).  I assume this was pulled out of Bellingcat's ass in response to the recent embarrassing revelation that the first responder to the Skripal attack was a senior British military nurse.  Tweet (Bellingdog):
"Third Suspect in Skripal Poisoning Identified as the #YellowFlash, High-Ranking GRU Officer, able to time-travel to Rome an hour before he left the UK!"
The Independent shovels the shit as fast as 'journalists' can, but even they have trouble following the story and its timeline:  "Denis Sergeev: Third Skripal suspect identified as high-ranking Russian spy, say reports" (Osborne/Carroll).

And, speaking of Bellingcat:  "BBC Producer's Syria Bombshell: Douma "Gas Attack" Footage "Was Staged"" (Durden).  "BBC “Trying to Limit Damage” After Fake News of Syrian Chemical Attack" (interview with Beeley).

"Yemen: US "Accidentally" Arming Al Qaeda (Again) " (Cartalucci):
"While the US pleads innocent and attempts to blame the arming of Al Qaeda in yet another of Washington's proxy wars on "accidental" or "unauthorized" weapon transfers, it is clear that Al Qaeda has and still does serve as a vital auxiliary force the US uses both as a pretext to invade and occupy other nations - and when it cannot - to fight by proxy where US forces cannot go.

The US - which claims its involvement in Syria, Iraq, and Yemen is predicated on containing Iran who the US accuses of jeopardizing global security and of sponsoring terrorism - has aligned itself with actual, verified state sponsors of terrorism - Saudi Arabia and the UAE - and is itself knowingly playing a role in the state sponsorship of terrorism including the arming of terrorist groups across the region.

Iran and the militant groups it has backed - accused of being "terrorists" - are ironically the most effective forces fighting groups like Al Nusra and ISIS across the region - illustrating Washington and its allies of being guilty in reality of what it has accused Syria, Russia, and Iran of in fiction."
Gab (Microchip, aka Anglin).

So, so, so lovable:  "‘There are no foreigners left’: Israeli settlers rampage in Hebron following expulsion of human rights observers" (Patel).

"'PayMon' - The Multipolar World's Gold-Backed Cryptocurrency?" (Durden).

"The Tulsi Gabbard Phenomenon as a Diagnostic Tool" (The Saker).

"The great Equifax mystery: 17 months later, the stolen data has never been found, and experts are starting to suspect a spy scheme" (Fazzini).

I regard van Creveld as an indicator of high-level Zionist planning (remember this?):  "Just as in 1948" (my emphasis in red):
"A single Jewish State. In view of the demographics, which are working against it, clearly such a state could only come about as a result of war. And clearly the most likely cause of such a war would be a double one. A desperate Israeli attempt to avert a single Palestinian State on one hand; and an opportunity provided by the collapse of the Hashemite regime in Jordan on the other. A collapse followed by the kind of chaos that will enable organizations similar to Hamas, Hezbollah and ISIS to use it as a base for terrorism against Israel, dragging the latter into an unwinnable war like the American one in Afghanistan and spreading west across the Jordan River. Here the fact that a great many—no one knows, just how many—citizens of Jordan are themselves Palestinian or of Palestinian origin could play a critical role."
There's lots of real, suppressed, legitimate unrest in Jordan, but the Khazars, with the help of course of the (((media))), would stir up some phony unrest leading to a political crisis in Jordan, some false flag attacks on Israel arising from Jordan would be the casus belli for Israel 'defending itself' by attacking Jordan, and the upshot would be that when the Israelis withdraw all the Palestinians would end up pushed into Jordan, which has been the desired Zionist goal all along.

Details of the never-ending attacks on Corbyn:  "The Value of Victimhood" (Langdon).

"JEWISH NEWS OF NORTHERN CALIFORNIA: "Jews and Money: The Stereotype, the History, the Reality"" (Sailer).  Sailer (and Anglin) had a good, and early, nose for a Hate Hoax:  "Update: Prepare to Pounce! Chicago Cops Nearing a Break in Jussie Smollett Case?".

"Lyndon LaRouche Is Dead, But We Are Alive" (Lindsay).

Thursday, February 14, 2019

A serious professional mistake

Tweet (Katie Halper):
""Dear readers: we meant to fundraise off of smearing the *other* Muslim congress woman. Apologies for the confusion.""
We have to remember that this orgy of fundraising isn't from the Jewish billionaires, whose funding goes on in back rooms. These are solicitations to the 'nice' Jews who are only in favor of rainbows and lollipops and unicorns and never have a thought about group supremacist murder and and land theft.

Tweet (Two Flames):
"Notice 's hashtag . He refers to the illegal Israeli settlements - towns built on stolen Palestinian land. Ben wants to define the Palestinian arab people as destructive filth: unworthy of land unworthy of home unworthy of life today's untermensch."
"Under the Boot" (Rubin).  Tweet (Max Boot):
"Disgraceful ad hominem attacks by on my colleague Elliott Abrams. She doesn't seem to realize he is a leading advocate of human rights and democracy--not a promoter of genocide! More evidence of the loony left I caution Democrats about: "
Tweet (Ken Klippenstein):
"Someone edited the wiki for the Mozote Massacre lmao"
The general loathing of Abrams, and cheering of Omar, is heartening.  You can see why (((they))) hastened to attempt to use their phony AIPAC/benjamins controversy to get her out of the Foreign Affairs Committee, no longer a comfortable place for these monsters.

"Netanyahoo Asks Arabs to "Advance The Common Interest Of War With Iran"" (Moon).  "Netanyanu Tweets Then Quickly Deletes He Is Seeking "War With Iran"" (Durden). This wasn't a mistake - Bibi's in the middle of an election campaign and calling for a War For The Jews (by the stupid farm animal gentiles) against Iran, a war which would be a disaster of world-ending proportions, is how you get elected in Israel.  Those oh-so-nice people will always vote for tricking the goyim into another disastrous war.

"Hacker hiding in Israel faces French trial in man’s death" (Abunimah).  The worst international scoundrels get to hide out in Israel, free from facing justice for their crimes, 'because of the Holocaust'.

"In Hebron, Israel Removes the Last Restraint on Its Settlers’ Reign of Terror" (Cook). And again, as always, we have to ask how all these pogroms and holocausts could possibly have occurred, at various times and in various places, to these poor people, who are so gosh darn lovable and innocent.
"You might imagine that a report by a multinational observer force documenting a 20-year reign of terror by Israeli soldiers and Jewish settlers against Palestinians, in a city under occupation, would provoke condemnation from European and US politicians.

But you would be wrong. The leaking in December of the report on conditions in the city of Hebron, home to 200,000 Palestinians, barely caused a ripple.

About 40,000 separate cases of abuse had been quietly recorded since 1997 by dozens of monitors from Sweden, Norway, Switzerland, Italy and Turkey. Some incidents constituted war crimes.

Exposure of the confidential report has now provided the pretext for Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu to expel the international observers. He shuttered their mission in Hebron this month, in apparent violation of Israel’s obligations under the 25-year-old Oslo peace accords."
MbS versus Bezos:  tweets (İyad el-Baghdadi | إياد البغدادي):
"We've been looking into MBS's relationship with Jeff Bezos for a few days - here's a thread describing the picture I can see so far. Perhaps MBS partially thought he could get away with killing Khashoggi because of this relationship. Read, then retweet."
So the texts appear to be the work of the brother helping his sister to level up to wife (we'll see if that now works!!!), and the dick pics seem to be Saudi intelligence getting back at Jeff as MbS is butt hurt that Jeff's rag wouldn't let up on the Khashoggi coverage while simultaneously trying to make money with the Saudis. Despite Bezos attempting to make this about Trump, it has nothing to do with Trump, and very little to do with Pecker.

"The Trump-Trudeau Venezuelan Achilles’ Heel: “Not One Yanqui Soldier will enter Venezuela”" (August).  The Venezuelans have built military-revolutionary unity into the philosophical underpinnings of Chavismo.  Also, Justin is an asshole.

"Canada: A Stakeholder in the Venezuelan Coup" (Collectif Échec à la guerre):
"The only responsible and legitimate international approach to the crisis in Venezuela is the immediate lifting of foreign economic sanctions and the search for a genuine Venezuelan political solution through negotiation, under the auspices of independent mediators.

Uruguay and Mexico have pledged to take this path, and have announced the organization of a conference of neutral countries in Montevideo on February 7th. Canada has chosen foreign interference, which is dangerous and reprehensible."
Justin's current political scandal is interesting, as it turns directly on the promise he made to the middle class which got him elected, that they would get a 'fair shake' and not get screwed over by various back-room deals by various self-proclaimed 'stakeholders'.  You'll notice this is the same argument that got Trump elected, and it is the same concerns behind the uprising in France (and, of course, Venezuela is part and parcel of this same propensity to back-room crap).  Tweets (Paul Wells):
"1. This shit ⬇️ is a body blow to the central strategic objective of Justin Trudeau's Liberal Party going back to the 2014 Montreal convention: the desire to prove to ordinary people that the system isn't rigged against them for the benefit of the swells."
"Mainstream media boosts Trudeau’s popularity over Venezuela" (Engler).

"‘Collateral damage’: The Amiriyah shelter bombing in Iraq should not be forgotten" (Clark). If you sift through the recent history of Assholia, all the 'mistakes' and 'accidents', bombings, airliners shot down, massacres here and there, they all start to add up.

"Europe Is Determined to Save the Iran Deal" (Ziabari),  Interview with a sane French ex-diplomat, François Nicoullaud.

"How the Syrian Conflict Sparked the New Cold War?" (Sadiq):
"On February 7, a month before the alleged assassination attempts in Salisbury, the US B-52 bombers and Apache helicopters struck a contingent of Syrian government troops and allied forces in Deir al-Zor that reportedly [2] killed and wounded scores of Russian military contractors working for the Russian private security firm, the Wagner group.
The survivors described the bombing as an absolute massacre, and Kremlin lost more Russian citizens in one day than it had lost throughout its more than tow-year-long military campaign in support of the Syrian government since September 2015.
The reason why Washington struck Russian contractors working in Syria was that the US-backed and Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) – which is mainly comprised of Kurdish YPG militias – had reportedly handed over the control of some areas east of Euphrates River to Deir al-Zor Military Council (DMC), which is the Arab-led component of SDF, and had relocated several battalions of Kurdish YPG militias to Afrin and along Syria’s northern border with Turkey in order to defend the Kurdish-held areas against the onslaught of the Turkish armed forces and allied Syrian militant proxies during Ankara’s “Operation Olive Branch” in Syria’s northwest that lasted from January to March 2018.
Syrian forces with the backing of Russian contractors took advantage of the opportunity and crossed the Euphrates River to capture an oil refinery located to the east of the Euphrates River in the Kurdish-held area of Deir al-Zor.
The US Air Force responded with full force, knowing well the ragtag Arab component of SDF – mainly comprised of local Arab tribesmen and mercenaries to make the Kurdish-led SDF appear more representative and inclusive – was simply not a match for the superior training and arms of Syrian troops and Russian military contractors. Consequently, causing a carnage in which scores of Russian citizens lost their lives, an incident which became a trigger for the beginning of the new Cold War as is obvious from subsequent events."
"Germany Pulls Rank on Macron and American Energy Blackmail"(Cunningham).  On the peculiar relationship of the Rothschilds and the Germans.  The Germans famously went along with the Rothschild plan to create the European 'refugee crisis' which allowed the Rothschilds to stock their Middle East stolen game farm, but at a ludicrous cost to the Germans themselves, who are now a little more 'skeptical'. The one good thing about Macron is that he makes no effort to hide what he is up to, or who he is working for.