Tuesday, November 19, 2019

International Law

"Israeli settlements: Trump administration engages in mind-boggling legal acrobatics to justify the unjustifiable" (Ruebner):
"In addition to overturning a four-decade-old legal opinion on Israeli settlements, Pompeo's statement was also alarming for at least two further reasons.

First, it seeks to codify a deference to Israeli unilateralism on final status issues that all previous administrations agreed needed to be negotiated directly between Israel and the Palestinians.

Now, however, the Trump administration has made clear that the Israeli judicial system will be the only determinant of the scale of Israel's colonisation of Palestinian land. "The Israeli legal system affords an opportunity to challenge settlement activity and assess humanitarian considerations connected to it," Pompeo claimed. "Israeli courts have confirmed the legality of certain settlement activities and has concluded that others cannot be legally sustained.

True, in a few instances Israeli courts have ruled in favour of removing settlement outposts established without the government's authorisation and have rerouted segments of Israel's illegal West Bank wall. However, these are exceptions that prove the rule: Israeli courts have overwhelmingly supplied a judicial veneer of "legality" to Israel's illegal colonization of Palestinian land.

Second, and perhaps even more disturbing not only for Israeli-Palestinian issues but for US foreign policy in general, was Pompeo's wholesale disregard for and repudiation of international law as a paradigm for conflict resolution.

"Calling the establishment of civilian settlements inconsistent with international law hasn't worked. It hasn't advanced the cause of peace. The hard truth is there will never be a judicial resolution to the conflict, and arguments about who is right and wrong as a matter of international law will not bring peace," Pompeo argued.

To the extent that the Trump administration's erratic, Twitter-driven foreign policy can be said to have any coherence, this extraordinary statement by Pompeo may go down in history as the Trump Doctrine: international law is inimical to advancing peace and right and wrong is determined by power, not principle."

"Trump Goes to Israel: Another Settler from the United States?" (Giraldi):
"Also, in a statement that should offend and serve as a wake-up call for all of America’s remaining Arab friends, Trump described how he was able to move the U.S. Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. He claimed that when he received calls from Arab leaders objecting to the proposed shift, he refused to speak to them, saying to his aides “Just tell them I’m very busy, I’ll call them back. And then I did it, we got it done, it’s done. And then I announced it, and then I went into the office, I made about 25 calls…. I said, ‘Don’t worry about it, it’s done already; there’s nothing I could do about it.’ It’s much easier. I say, ‘I’m sorry, I wish I could have gotten back to you sooner.’”"

Monday, November 18, 2019

The jackboots have boot straps

"Gilets-Jaunes: The French Insurrection One Year On" (Myers).

"Washington Makes Endless War And Calls It Peace" (Larison).

"Despite a Jewish President, Ukraine keeps honoring Nazi collabos (with a bit of help from America)" (Levine). "Why Are We in Ukraine?" (Cohen).  ""...Tucker Carlson Criticized for Saying 'Russia Poses No Threat to the United States At All'"" (Lang).

"'The Real Ukraine Controversy': John Solomon Exposes How Rogue US Embassy Conducted Foreign Policy" (Solomon) (makes whatever Trump is alleged to have done look like standard American operating procedure):
"I learned that Ukrainian officials, particularly the country’s prosecutors, viewed Yovanovitch as the embodiment of an activist U.S. embassy in Kiev that ruffled feathers by meddling in internal law enforcement cases inside the country.
My sources told me specifically that the U.S. embassy had pressured the Ukraine prosecutors in 2016 to drop or avoid pursuing several cases, including one involving the Soros-backed AntiCorruption Action Centre and two cases involving Ukraine officials who criticized Donald Trump and his campaign manager Paul Manafort.
To back up their story, my sources provided me a letter then-embassy official George Kent wrote proving it happened. State officials authenticated the letter. And Kent recently acknowledged in this testimony he signed that letter. You can read the letter here.
With the help of a Ukrainian American intermediary and the Ukraine general prosecutor’s press office, I then secured an interview in mid-March 2016 with Ukraine’s then top prosecutor, Yuriy Lutsenko. In the interview that was videotaped and released for the whole world to see, Lutsenko alleged that in his first meeting in 2016 with Yovanovitch, the U.S. ambassador conveyed the names of several Ukrainians she did not want to see investigated and prosecuted. He called it, colloquially, a “do not prosecute list.”
The State Department denied such as list, calling it a fantasy, and I quoted that fair comment in my original stories. But before I published, I held the Lutsenko interview for a few days to do more reporting. State arranged for me to talk to a senior official about the Lutsenko-embassy relationship.
I provided the names that Lutsenko claimed had been cited by the embassy. That senior official said he couldn’t speak to what transpired in the specific meeting between Yovanovitch and Lutsenko. But that official then provided me this surprising confirmation: “I can confirm to you that at least some of those names are names that U.S. embassy Kiev raised with the General Prosecutor because we were concerned about retribution and unfair treatment of Ukrainians viewed as favorable to the United States.”
In other words, State was confirming its own embassy had engaged in pressure on Ukrainian prosecutors to drop certain law enforcement cases, just as Lutsenko and other Ukrainian officials had alleged.
When I asked that State official whether this was kosher with the Geneva Convention’s prohibition on internal interference, he answered: “Kiev in recent years has been a bit more activist and autonomous than other embassies.”"
"The Eighteenth Brumaire of Macho Camacho: Jeffery R. Webber and Forrest Hylton on the Coup in Bolivia" (Smith interview of Webber/Hylton, who I guess speak with one voice).

"Protestors Massacred in Post-Coup Bolivia" (Arigho-Stiles).

"Western Media Whitewash Bolivia’s Far-Right Coup" (Koerner/Vaz).

"Self-proclaimed Guaido Congratulates the New Self-proclaimed in Bolivia: Believe It or Not".  The jackboots have boot straps.

Tweet (Ben Norton) (part of the Khazar weaponization of 'human rights', thus wrecking the usefulness of concept for everyone):
"Neoliberal regime-change lobbyist Ken Roth, director of billionaire oligarch-funded HRW, is openly supporting the far-right military coup in Bolivia. He is spreading right-wing propaganda depicting elected president Evo as the aggressor The "Human Rights" industry in a nutshell"
"The Mapuche Resistance Is Central to Chile’s Political Change" (Wadi). "Race is Central to Both Revolution and Reaction in Latin American" (Ford).  The coup plotters don't even try to hide the racism.

"“Rising Tensions within OPCW”" (van de Beek).  "The OPCW and Douma: Chemical Weapons Watchdog Accused of Evidence-Tampering by Its Own Inspectors" (Steele).  "The Hugely Important OPCW Scandal Keeps Unfolding. Here’s Why No One’s Talking About It." (Johnstone).  The internal dissent at the deep and essential crookedness of the OPCW continues.  Like the International Criminal Court, which obviously exists only to attempt to jail perceived enemies of Zionist expansion, the OPCW exists solely to produce fraudulent evidence for more Wars For The Jews.

Tweet (Max Blumenthal):
"Jose Bustani, the founding director of the OPCW, also met w/ the organization's whistleblowers & concluded the report on Douma was not credible. Back in 2002, John Bolton personally threatened Bustani & unlawfully orchestrated his firing from the OPCW:"
"Cyprus: Police Seize an Israeli Spy Van" (Rogers). But did they dance when caught?

"The Role of Russia’s Military Police in Syria. The Deal between Russia and Turkey?" (Sahiounie).

"Iran: Economic Blockade and Crowd Protests were also How the US made the 1953 Coup" (Cole).  Colored revolutions predate even Soros.

Tweet (Craig Murray):
"You really are not going to believe this but I am not making it up. The Pizza Express Wikipedia entry was this morning being edited to remove all references to Prince Andrew by - Philip Cross. Honestly en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?ti"
Given the ongoing enthusiasm for Pizzagate in some circles, the choice by Randy Andy of a pizza restaurant to serve as his alibi seems a bit bold.

"Anti-Semitism Bandwagon Resumes Against Corbyn" (Cook).  "Jeremy’s Jackboots: Even More Jewish Hysteria about Jeremy Corbyn and the British Labour Party" (Langdon).  (((They))) are so self-centered and so evil that (((they))) will subject the entire British people to years of Boris rather than see somebody with a humane approach to the Palestinians be elected.

Disgraced swamp creature on the prowl:  "Saudi Arabia is ‘gradually running out of money’ and needs IPO to fund reforms, ex-CIA chief says" (Ellyatt).

"A Secret Summit" (Risen).  Crazy Pierre would like you to know that five years ago the Iranian Revolutionary Guard (minus Suleimani, who couldn't get a Turkish visa) met with the Muslim Brotherhood in what turned out to be a useless meeting.  Wow!  Also:  "A Spy Complex Revealed"  (Risen, etc), which makes the Iran-Iraq relationship look much more nuanced that the neocon position that Iran has full control over the government of Iraq.  Tweet (Occupy the democrats):
"Too bad the Intercept is now nothing more than a state propaganda outlet for regime change."
Tweet (Ben Norton):
"So The Intercept (like the US/Israel) wants us to think Iran is the real imperialist power in Iraq, not the US which brutally bombed Iraq in '90, then imposed genocidal sanctions that killed 100,000s, then invaded in '03 and killed a million more while destroying state structures"
"No one in Israel knew they were committing a massacre, and they didn't care" (Levy):
"Reporter Yaniv Kubovich revealed the shocking truth on Friday on the Haaretz website : The target had not been re-examined for at least one year prior to the strike, the individual who was supposedly its target never existed and the intelligence was based on rumors. The bomb was dropped anyway. The result: eight bodies in colorful shrouds, some of them horrifically tiny, all in a row; members of a single extended family, the Asoarkas, five of them children — including two infants."
"Michael Lynk’s UN Report on Israeli Settlements Speaks the Truth, But the World Refuses to Listen" (Fisk).

"Israel has cracked down on Palestinian education, criminalising hundreds of students" (Giovannetti).

"Russia Says BRICS Seeking Common, Non-Dollar Payment System" (Durden).

"Fiona Hill Fails The Truth Test — Reveals Her Value As A Kremlin Asset" (Helmer).  These people believe their own Cold War bullshit so completely they come across as retarded.

"Permanence of Liberal Democracy 'Is an Illusion'" (Pfister interview with the Devil).  Note that the reason the US has to stay in Europe as otherwise the Germans will become Nazis again.

"Peter Handke Won the Nobel Prize After Two Jurors Fell for a Conspiracy Theory About the Bosnia War" (Maass).  Handke was a worthy winner - these days a very unusual thing - and it is fun to see another airing of 'conspiracy theory' in the post-Epstein-suicide world, especially as there were no saints in that conflict and the Serbs have been unfairly singled out as the only bad guys, for the usual imperialist reasons (too friendly with Russia).

"UN special rapporteur exposes Swedish sexual misconduct frame-up of Assange" (Grenfell).  The Swedish judicial/prosecutorial system is a joke, a branch office of the CIA.

So apparently there are judicial conflicts of interest so outrageous that the British establishment can be embarrassed into doing something about them (though it remains unclear if she has actually been removed or just shifted into a supervisory role, which doesn't fix the problem):  "Arbuthnot Out as Assange’s Judge, Says WikiLeaks Lawyer Jen Robinson".  If Assange's lawyers were interested in getting him freed - and I have to say I see no evidence that they want to do anything other than turn him over to the Americans asap - Arbuthnot's conflict would have been, and still is, an excellent grounds for appeal.

Sunday, November 17, 2019

A positive act

I rarely praise The Guardian, but kudos on the splendid headline (I wonder if the Queen gets a free pie for the product placement - 'Pizza Express, the pizza for when you're not raping children!'):  "Prince Andrew: I didn’t have sex with teenager, I was home after Pizza Express in Woking" (Doward).  Mangled excuse which is pretty close to a confession:
"In a sometimes rambling and contradictory account of their friendship, which drew accusations of arrogance from viewers, the prince insisted he had not had sex with any women trafficked by Epstein in any of his properties. He confirmed that he had flown on Epstein’s now notorious jet, nicknamed the Lolita Express, and stayed on his private island and at his home in Palm Beach, as well as at his New York mansion.

“If you’re a man it is a positive act to have sex with somebody,” the prince explained. “You have to … take some sort of positive action and so therefore if you try to forget it’s very difficult to try and forget a positive action and I do not remember anything.”"
"High-stakes gamble on TV interview over Epstein backfires on Duke of York" (Doward):
"Charlie Proctor, editor of the Royal Central website, said: “I expected a train wreck. That was a plane crashing into an oil tanker, causing a tsunami, triggering a nuclear explosion level bad.”"
"“The Palace… Threatened Us a Million Different Ways”." (Murray).  Comment by Mary on remembering long ago meals at Pizza Express.  Philip Cross has taken an interest in the Pizza Express page.

Tweet (Ian Fraser) (and responses):
"Prince Andrew says he never went upstairs in Ghislaine Maxwell's London home."
"Prince Andrew says sex claims against him can’t be true as ‘he can’t sweat’" (Roberts).

"Pizza Express in Woking flooded with fake reviews after Prince Andrew interview" (Menendez):
"Google reviewers poked fun at the condition, with one saying he found it strange that a man next to him didn’t break into a sweat despite eating a spicy pizza. The reviewer wrote: ‘Love this place. I had a cracking pizza here in 2001. I remember it was 2001 because it was very strange the guy next to me had an American Hot pizza with extra chillies… not a drop of sweat came off him. Very odd.’"
and:
"Another joked: ‘Thoroughly enjoyed my American pizza on a balmy Spring evening in 2001. Only negative was that the air con was broken and after a while it started to become very hot and stuffy. ‘There only seemed to be one man there not breaking out into a sweat, which he claimed was because of an overdose of adrenaline. ‘Overall, I had a fantastic meal and would recommend. Why go anywhere else (i.e. Tramps in London) when you could go here and be treated like Royalty by the fantastic staff?’".

$6.4 Trillion

"The So-Called War on Terror Has Killed Over 801,000 People and Cost $6.4 Trillion: New Analysis" (Corbett).  Hosting and coddling Khazars by having your bribed and blackmailed politicians supply them with constant Wars For The Jews is a luxury that nobody can afford.  Btw, 801,000 is a massive under count, being far less that the number of victims of anti-gentilism in Iraq alone.

"How Western Media Bias Allows Israel to Get away with Murder in Gaza" (Baroud). We seem to be in a particularly odious period of maximum (((media))) lying, on just about everything.

"Social Media Censorship Reaches New Heights as Twitter Permanently Bans Dissent" (Muhawesh).  "YouTube To Delete All Accounts That Aren't "Commercially Viable" Starting Dec. 10th" (Huff).

Tweet (Jeb Sprague):
"Very important. In addition to the statistical analysis by @ceprdc undermining the #Bolivia "electoral fraud" claims by @OAS_official, here is a new study by Professor Walter R. Mebane,Jr., of the Department of Political Science & Dept of Statistics at the University of Michigan."
The quibbling of the 'left' in failing to support Morales, and even refusing to use the c-word, follows the pattern of similar behavior with respect to Venezuela, Nicaragua, Haiti, Honduras, etc.  It's part of The Clarification.

Tweet (Rania Khalek):
"In which the New York Times attempts to blame anti-indigenous racism in Bolivia on Evo Morales while also downplaying the fascism of the coup plotters who took over (racist police are “rebels”) nytimes.com/2019/11/15/wor"
Tweet (Atahualpa Quiroga):
"The Añez government in Bolivia has just emitted a decree exempting the military of any legal responsibility for abuses committed during repression. License to kill. #BoliviaEnDictadura"
"The Coup in Bolivia: Five Lessons" (Boron). Chavez made sure that the army was sufficiently stocked with officers from the poor and indigenous, and established a national militia of the people, and both steps have served Venezuela very well in the face of extreme outside pressure, and even some mini failed coups from the military.  Morales took no steps to protect against a future military coup against Bolivia, and we can all see the result.

"Bolivia Does Not Exist" (Prashad).

The unabashedly anti-indigenous racist statements of the self-proclaimed caudillo of Bolivia have scared off Canada's virtue-signaller-in-chief:  "Canada hesitates to recognize Bolivia's new president" and "Canada will 'support' Bolivian opposition government"(Dyer).

Well, at least the ridiculous impeachment hearings are good for something: "Russia-Ukraine relations take leap of faith" (Bhadrakumar).

The Atlantic Council:  "David Stockman Exposes The Ukrainian Influence-Peddling Rings, Part 1" (Stockman).

"Why aren’t Americans rising up like the people of Chile and Lebanon?" (Benjamin/Davies).  The old joke is because they haven't got an American embassy to organize the protesting, but it is still a good question.  Of course, Putin was blamed for the last real uprising, BLM, which was suppressed by the (((media))), with Dersh even calling them 'anti-Semitic'!  Charlottesville turned out to be a planned and neatly executed suppression of any future mass protesting by the 'Deporables', and the extreme Israeli-trained policing takes care of any expressions of uppityness that might get out of hand.  To a large extent, the mass Assholian PR war against anything smacking of 'socialism' tends to remove the only organizing principle that has been useful for the oppressed in other places in the world.

Trump's pardonee:  tweet (Fred Wellman):
"Every one of his men testified against him. He’s not a hero. He’s not misunderstood. He wasn’t worn down by combat after only being there less than a week. He’s a war criminal."
"SPLC Hires Law Firm Specializing in "Union Avoidance"" (Sailer).  Like Walmart does!  Very 'progressive'.

Saturday, November 16, 2019

Questions

Thea Riofrancos thread on the 'lithium coup'.  As we've seen so often with Wars For The Jews, stealing a specific resource is almost never the reason for attempts at regime change, although it is often used as the imaginary benefit the neocons hold out to fool the goyim.  See also Trump's insistence on stealing the oil from Syria - likely just repeating something that Sheldon said in his threatening phone call insisting on Yinon - a theft which is practically problematic.  We don't need any explanations other that Morales was the most successful progressive politician in the world today, and was setting a terrible example.

"AP sources: Epstein jail guards had been offered plea deal".  Which they refused.

'Jeffrey Epstein didn't kill himself':  Assad!  "Gentleman Assad Absolutely DUNKS On Jeffrey Epstein Suicide Story" (Batty).  "Assad Goes Red Pill In Interview: Epstein, Bin Laden & Baghdadi 'Liquidated' As "They Knew Vital Secrets"" (Durden).  Makes perfect sense to remove witnesses who might want to share stories inconsistent with the Official Story.

"Who Was the Founder of the White Helmets? Was He Killed by the Islamic State (ISIS-Daesh)?" (Sadiq). Though the theory that Le Mesurier  was killed by ISIS for revealing the location of Baghdadi is inconsistent with the theory that Turkey always knew where he was, and revealed his location in return for Trump's agreeing to the Turkish invasion of Syria.

Tweet (trapdinawrpool):
"Freeland drives this government's foreign policy which has seen it not only offer support for right wing coups but at times be an active participant instead of the media calling this out they call for her to become deputy PM and opine that she is Trudeau's natural replacement"
"Canada, under the heavy influence of Zionist interest groups, is known to regularly draft an anti-Iran resolution every year."

"As Lula Emerges From Prison, US Media Ignore How Washington Helped Put Him There" (Mier). It's hilarious - and baffling - that the (((media))) has any credibility at all.

"The Worst-case Scenario In Lebanon: Civil War" (Magnier).  The saving grace for Lebanon from a color revolution coup is that any such action promoted by outside Zionist forces would only strengthen Hezbollah, exactly the opposite of what (((they))) want.

"Fireworks Erupt As Schiff Shields Questions Over Biden And Burisma" (Durden).  Note Solomon's fifteen questions at the end.  More questions:  "Impeachment Witness Questions" (Van Buren).

Tweet (Glenn Greenwald) (and Maté):
"It's complete bullshit to assert that the January, 2017 @politico article on DNC election cooperation/collusion with Ukraine is vague or poorly sourced. Everyone knows who the DNC agents were working with Ukrainian officials to get dirt on Trump and Manafort. And it worked:"
"The Brennan Dossier: All About a Prime Mover of Russiagate" (Maté).

"Trump Slams "Biggest Double Standard In History" After Roger Stone Found Guilty Of Lying" (Durden).  The convictions only work if you accept that Stone in fact had no privileged communication with WikiLeaks, and no access to the emails.  He was lying to give the Trump campaign some reason to pay for his services, and then, for reasons I don't understand (perhaps not willing to admit he lies to make himself more marketable), continued the lying when he was officially questioned.  I think that's why the usual gloating of the Clintonistas over his fate is a little muffled - his conviction is not consistent with the overarching Clintonista narrative of Russian meddling and that Assange stole the election from Killary for Trump.

Friday, November 15, 2019

Where's the gal?

"RAY McGOVERN: Ukraine For Dummies".  Remember all the hoopla about the last two impeachments?  This one, which started with ((('Shifty'))) outright lying about Putin's designs on a 'Russian empire', has already crash landed, and nobody outside of the Clintonista beltway gives a fuck.

Tweet (Mark Ames):
"Yovanovitch coming off far more of a doctrinaire Cold War hawk than I expected. Also, that family history she described...Ukrainian parents who fled Soviets to Nazi Germany, from Nazi Germany to Canada...has a very Chrystia Freeland/Grandpa Chomiak ring to it."
Remember when the Nazis used to pal around with Republicans like Reagan?  "The World Anti-Communist League: the Internationale of Crime" (Meyssan).  Now they tend to hang with, or be, 'liberals'!

"The CRA is going after the wealthy family behind the West Edmonton Mall. Here’s why" (McLean).  The (((Ghermezian family))).  You may remember the fall of the (((Reichmann family))).

"How Israeli spy tech reaches deep into our lives" (Cook).  The problem with letting the psychopathic Khazars have their way with the Palestinians is that we will all soon be Palestinians.

I first thought that this was some kind of parody account, or perhaps an art project, making fun of the protestors:  "Ted | Evolution of a protestor: resistance as an ‘occupation’ - "We must turn our grief into action."".  See.

(((Klein))) flamed out on Bolivia.  (((The Left))) seems, finally, to have met its Turing Test.

Added:  "The son of Julian Assange’s judge is linked to an anti-data leak company created by the UK intelligence establishment" (Kennard/Curtis).  The web of judicial criminality.

Tweet (Ben White):
"As Haaretz put it somewhat drily yesterday: "Palestinian authorities do not report psychological injuries.""
Tweet (Dan) ((((Lloyd Blankfein)))):
"Hey Lloyd, whos the gal?"

Bizarre viral craze

Coffee.

Weed.

Tacky sweater.

Hangman.

Change My Mind.

Simpsons.

"'Epstein didn't kill himself' meme joins the mainstream as viral craze now infiltrates Congress" (Norman/Wulfsohn/Flood).  "Bizarre viral craze".

"Lawmaker posts cryptic Jeffrey Epstein message during impeachment hearing " (Cantor).

"Jeffrey Epstein wasn’t trafficking women — and he didn’t kill himself, brother says " (Brown):
"Baden and Wecht —professional friends who, at times, have been on opposing sides of a death investigation — agree that there are too many coincidences surrounding Epstein’s death that haven’t been examined.

“Epstein was accused of crimes of a heinous nature, that anyone — even the most hardened criminals — would be repulsed and angry about,’’ Wecht said.

Child predators are usually prime targets in prisons, just by the nature of their crimes, he said.

“So what do they do, they give him a cellmate who happens to be over 200 pounds, a former cop. Then we are led to believe that on July 23 he had a ‘suicide attempt,’ when he is found unconscious, and so they move him to suicide watch. Then they let him off the watch, then they move his cellmate, then the camera doesn’t work, then the guards fall asleep, then they cut him down and they move him before the medical examiner came, and they know full well not to do that.

“Remember this is not a one-cell cockamamie prison, this is a federal prison in downtown New York City that housed John Gotti and El Chapo [the drug Mexico lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman]. To accept all these as facts is unbelievable.’’

Baden said the only piece of evidence they have seen of the death scene is a photograph, presumably taken by prison officials, of the cell after Epstein was removed.

“Everything we have is from two guards, who immediately lawyered up and refused to say anything. We have one photograph that shows the ligature laid out on the ground, which, if that’s the way it was found, it looks like it was a planted kind of scene because that’s not the way it would have been found if the guards had cut it.’’

Wecht said the photo also shows that the top bunk was being used to store toiletries, and the items didn’t appear to be touched. If Epstein had tied the ligature to the top bunk and leaped or pulled himself with enough strength to break three bones in his neck, then the toiletries on the bunk would have been in disarray.

“I have never seen this kind of hanging scenario, this leaning forward, with three fractures. The bunk was three to four feet above, and there was not enough velocity there to produce three fractures,’’ Wecht said."

Thursday, November 14, 2019

Quibbly

"Epstein Story Killed by ABC in 2015: Was It Done to Protect the Clintons?" (Giraldi).  Probably, and also to protect the integrity of the ongoing Mega Group blackmail operation.  The (((media))) is a branch of the Mossad.

"Le Mesurier Gets Cross" (Murray). It's a PR spin emergency!

"Oppose the Military Coup in Bolivia. Spare Us Your “Critiques”" (Emersberger).  A big part of The Clarification is how quibbly the 'left' gets when it has a clear choice of which side to support.

"The phony Anti-Defamation League’s genocide legislation" (Boyajian).

"Joseph Mifsud May Have Finally Resurfaced" (Ross).  The man himself, or a very low effort fake.

Usefully read together - "Motivation to impeach Trump is about control of Democratic Party" (Salutin) and "Democratic pro-Israel group attacks Bernie Sanders" (Brown) and "The Jewish Progressive Agenda According to Bernie Sanders" (Atzmon).  As good as Bernie is - and he's clearly the second-best choice, after Tulsi - he's still, sadly, a blood-pouring-from-the-fangs Khazar supremacist, and it seems he felt he needed, at this time, to remind his fellow fangers of that fact.

Has anybody else noticed that Feedly for Android is broken - won't save to read later, won't mark as read as I scroll through.  The Windows version works, but I have tried multiple Android versions and all are broken.

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Enormous pressure

Even by the standards of Christian fruitcake politics, the Bolivian 'Guido' is a real nut:  "Bolivia Coup Led by Christian Fascist Paramilitary Leader and Millionaire – with Foreign Support" (Blumenthal/Norton).

"VIVA EVO! Morales Overthrown, But Bolivian Socialism Will Endure" (Vltchek):
"There is absolutely no way to reason with these people. They cannot be appeased, only crushed; defeated. In Venezuela, Brazil, Chile, Ecuador or in Bolivia. They are like rats, like disease, proverbial symbols of fascism as in the novel The Plague, written by Albert Camus. They can hide, but they never fully disappear. They are always ready to invade, with zero notice, some happy city.
They are always ready to join forces with the West, because their roots are in the West. They think precisely like the European conquerors, like North American imperialists. They have double nationalities and homes scattered all over the world. Latin America for them is just a place to live, and to plunder natural resources, exploit labor. They rob here, and spend money elsewhere; educate their children elsewhere, get their surgeries done (plastic and real) elsewhere. They go to opera houses in Paris but never mingle with indigenous people at home. Even if, by some miracle, they join the Left, it is the Western, anarcho-syndicalist Left of North America and Europe, never the real, anti-imperialist, revolutionary Left of non-European countries.
They don’t need the success of the nation. They don’t want a great, prosperous Bolivia; Bolivia for all of its citizens.
They only want prosperous corporations. They want money, profit; for themselves, for their families and clans, for their bandit group of people. They want to be revered, considered ‘exceptional’, superior. They cannot live without that gap – the great gap between them and those ‘dirty Indians’, as they call the indigenous people, when no one hears them!"
If the people of Bolivia can't clean this mess up quickly, they will suffer decades of unspeakable suffering.

"Bolivia: The OAS and US Help Overthrow Another Latin American Government" (Flores):
"It should be noted that the 2008 coup was neutralized in part because of the role played by UNASUR, the Union of South American Nations. This regional bloc has been severely debilitated in recent years as a direct result of State Department pressure and the willingness of right-wing Southern American presidents to give up on long-term regional integration plans for short-term political benefits. The decline of UNASUR and CELAC (the Community of Latin America and Caribbean States – another target of the State Department), coupled with the OAS’s bias, leaves the region with no credible multilateral organization.

This is important, because the only way forward for Bolivia is to hold new elections, which will require independent electoral observation. Given that the OAS is unfit for such a role, the region should insist that the United Nations send an electoral mission. It is the only body that can carry this role out in an impartial manner.

Bolivia is at a flash point and measures have to be taken to reduce tensions. Its legislature must be allowed to function normally, which in practical terms means that  the safety of MAS legislators and their families must be ensured. A gesture for MAS supporters would be to reinstate the president and vice president of the Senate and the president of the Chamber of Deputies (should they desire to be reinstated); all three resigned under duress during the weekend of the coup. Only then can the legislature decide whether to accept Morales’ resignation. Finally, the MAS presidential candidate, whoever that ends up being, needs to receive guarantees for their safety and assurances from the international community that a MAS victory will be respected."
 "With Just Weeks To Decide, Hillary Clinton Claims 'Enormous Pressure' To Run For President" (Durden). There is no hurry as the superdelegates are going to pay no attention to the primary voters, and the field will still be so crowded with losers that the first ballot won't matter.

"The Sad Death of James Le Mesurier" (Murray).  This is all a bit off.  The White Helmets are still very much in play, having been just recently re-funded, and Turkey - still a major supporter of Islamist nutjobs in Syria, and with the Erdogan family personally greatly enriched through oil deals with ISIS - would be the last place to want to reveal connections between the White Helmets and jihadists.  The wife popped up with an anti-depressant story to lead us to consider suicide rather than assassination, looking like she might have been prompted by somebody who wanted to hide the assassination (could be the assassinating country itself, or somebody wishing to make it seem that retired assets/agents don't just retire to inevitable assassination).  US, UK, Syria, Russia, Turkey - there are lots of groups either not a fan of his work, or fearing he might spill the beans about his work (as amazing as it might seem, he might have had a conscience, and his depression, if real, might have led him to think he would feel better if he confessed).  The bottom line is the world is a much, much, much, much . . . much, much, much better place in his absence.  Seeing these pure assholes go helps assuage the pain of Bolivia.

"Narrative Managers In Overdrive After Death Of White Helmets Founder" (Johnstone). "BBC backtrack on their own fake news as claims regarding Istanbul death of White Helmets co-founder are deleted".  After the 'overly-refreshed' Boris wreath-laying cover-up, the BBC is having a rough week.

I'm not going to let it be said that the 'journalists' in the (((media))) don't have mad skillz.  Synchronized lying should be in the Olympics.  "MSM Adamantly Avoids The Word “Coup” In Bolivia Reporting" (Johnstone),  "The Bolivian Coup Is Not a Coup—Because US Wanted It to Happen" (MacLeod).

Bibi, staying out of jail:  "To save himself, Netanyahu is going to war with Gaza" (Konrad).

"This Olive Tree in Bethlehem Has Stood for 5,000 Years – and this Man Is Defending It" (Hammad).  Trees so old that they were alive when the people we call Palestinians called themselves Jews, and there wasn't a fucking Khazar around for thousands of miles.  That's why these 'anti-Semitic' trees have to go!

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Fire magicians

"Cornering and Strangulating Iran Has Backfired on Israel" (Crooke).

"The Houthis Are Preparing for a Planned Israeli Attack on Yemen" (Abdulkareem).  Striking Yemen to make it look like they are doing something against the Iranian 'threat' without fear of reprisal is just the typical chickenshit Khazar move I would expect.

"Audios Containing Details of Alleged Coup Plan & US Involvement Emerge Amid Bolivian Crisis – Report".

Tweet (Jeb Sprague):
"The US coup connection Officials who forced #Evo to resign worked as #Bolivia's Mil.Attachés in DC. The CIA often seeks to recruit Attachés working in DC. 2013: Gen.Kaliman served as Mil.Attaché 2018: Police Com.Calderón Mariscal was Pres. of APALA in DC"
Tweet (Mark Ames) (that should be (((Aryreh Neier))), a big part of the Khazar weaponization of 'human rights'):
"Aryreh Neier, founder of Human Rights Watch @hrw “The concept of economic and social rights is profoundly undemocratic… Authoritarian power is probably a prerequisite for giving meaning to economic and social rights.” (Taking Liberties)"
Tweet (Adam H. Johnson):
"Literally every military coup in recent history had been said to be about “restoring democracy” and many of them were also proceeded by street protests. This is the narrative of every coup ever. It’s not an insightful take, it’s pro forma language and has been for over 70 years"
Remember that The Nazi is cheering on a Pinochet-style violent military coup to replace an elected leader, who also happens to be the most successful truly progressive politician in the world today, so she's topped even herself in utter venality:  "Canada welcomes results of OAS electoral audit mission to Bolivia" ('we note the resignation . . . '!!!). "Canada Backs Coup Against Bolivia’s President" (Engler).  The people of Bolivia people shutting down every foreign-owned mine in the country (permanently would be even better) - along with a general strike against capital generally - until this coup is fixed would be an good answer to The Nazi.

Morales tweet (it's hard to believe that The Nazi and Morales are both considered to be politicians, but then again I guess there are people who go so far as to consider The Nazi to be a human being).

Tweet (Sandra Cuffe):
"John Cobin got out of his vehicle and opened fire at a protest yesterday in Viña del Mar, #Chile. A protester was shot in the leg. Cobin, later arrested, is from the US, where he was a white supremacist group member. He's a fan of Pinochet. 2013 interview:"
Video of a CIA employee setting a man on fire (see also). "Hong Kong - "Marginal Violence" Fails To Win More Protest Support" (Moon) (and throw away the key):
"Taking a thousand or more of these misguided upper class students permanently off the street would dramatically decrease the violence."
Tweet (Matt Taibbi) ("Ukrainian efforts to sabotage Trump backfire", from January 2017 (!), continues to plague the Clintonista/IC coup attempts):
 "The Buzzfeed piece @ChuckRossDC refers to here is trying to call conspiracy theory a Politico article that was sourced up and down (including named Ukrainian officials confirming key details). The technique I guess is to equate the word "viral" with fake or unreliable."
Boris was, as they say, 'unwell' - either still drunk or extremely hungover, not a good sign for a politician running for election trying to pretend to show 'respect' for the cannon fodder - so the BBC covered for him by using old footage of a time he was less 'unwell': tweet (Tory Fibs) (also):
"Today, the BBC used 3 year old footage of Boris Johnson laying a wreath in order to protect Boris Johnson from ridicule at yesterday's gaffes where he stepped out early, arrived disheveled and placed the wreath upside down."

Monday, November 11, 2019

Debalconyization

This kind of thing is very rare:  "James Le Mesurier: British co-founder of White Helmets ‘found dead’ after Russian spy accusations" (Trew).  Debalconyization.  Note how the tendentious headline!

Every.  Single.  Time.  Tweet (Kenneth Roth):
"An important step against the disturbing tendency of leaders with diminishing popularity to steal elections to secure a new term: Bolivia's Pres Evo Morales promises new elections after "widespread irregularities" found in the just-concluded one. trib.al/RsgZQ9c"
Morales has massive popular support (for good reason, as he has advanced human development through concrete material advancements better than any living politician), so it's important he stays alive. This isn't over.

Sunday, November 10, 2019

Sad day

   "President Evo Morales Resigns Amid Right-wing Coup".  The military told him to.

Pin drop

Watch the video!  "Jeffrey Epstein didn't kill himself", plus a stylish dropping of the Trump pin!

Added:  "Fringe Conspiracy Theorist Believes Epstein Just Killed Himself". I think instead of hello and goodbye we should use the all-purpose salutation 'Jeffrey Epstein didn't kill himself'.

Google 'Lavon Affair'.

The attempt at regime change in Bolivia doesn't rise to the status of color revolution, but is just the old fashioned thug violence.  Added (it is not clear how the obviously compromised OAS has any credibility, but maybe Morales thinks a big win would permanently deal with the coup plotters):  "Bolivia's Morales calls for new elections after OAS audit".

"'Sickening hypocrisy': Critics slam Israeli army Twitter post".  "Israeli Army slammed for Hypocrisy over Cancer Tweet, as Gaza Patients Denied Care" (Cole).  Such a nice people!  Why do 'haters' throughout the millennia and throughout time want to harm them?  It's baffling.  One of the things that makes people really mad is this maudlin, but insistent, self-regard.

"Report: Israel has ‘Stolen 90% of Jordan Valley’".

Tweet (Jonathan Cook):
"Eager to smear Corbyn's Labour party yet again, the Guardian's Jonathan Freedland threw aside journalistic caution and wrongly accused a Muslim candidate of antisemitism. He relied on a 'Labour source', 'reliable' only in the sense of sharing Freedland's antipathy for Corbyn"

Tweet (David Graeber):
"One reason I felt I could write the pro-Corbyn piece I did despite being Jewish is because being from NYC I don't have any family in the UK. That's literally how bad it is. People warned me: they come after your family."
Yinon news: "US Claims it Has Authority to Shoot Any Syrian Official Who Tries to Retake Control of Syrian Oil" (Germanos).  Also:  "Three Deep State Confessions On Syria" (Hoff).

"US increases funding to White Helmets who are persecuting Syrian Christians in Idlib" (Beeley).

"John Hannah is IMO a shill for Israel" (Lang).  And the first comment by catherine.

"Trump Declared Anti-Ukrainian Racist by Clownish Mainstream Media" (Kirby).

The details of the extreme wrongdoing by the same group of Democrat FBI agents involved in the anti-Trump coup attempts:  "Understanding What Sidney Powell is Doing to Kill the Case Against Michael Flynn by Larry C Johnson".

"Lebanon: Hariri Positioning Himself for a Comeback to Remove ‘New’ Hezbollah President?" (Jay).

PR news.  "CNN enlists help of fraudster Browder & Integrity Initiative ‘experts’ to fan Russia meddling claims in UK". "Integrity Initiative: Psywar Institute Defanged, But British Spies' Disinfo War Still Rages" (Klarenberg).

Nobody in the rest of the world is quite so stupid as to buy into the 'IPO' of Aramco, so MbS is just going to shake down some more Saudi princes to avoid the embarrassment of the whole thing failing:  "Aramco Taps Saudi Billionaires for Major IPO Orders" (Nair/Martin).

"Douglas Macgregor: America’s De Gaulle, Unheeded Prophet of Houthi Victory and Saudi Fall " (Sieff):
". . . writing in his book “Transformation Under Fire” published back in 2003, Macgregor had said: “The idea is to link maneuver and strike assets through a flatter operational architecture empowered by new terrestrial and space-based communications throughout the formation… Long-range, joint precision fires and C4ISR [Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance] offer the possibility to reach over enemy armies to directly strike at what they hope to defend or preserve. Precision strategic strikes closely coordinated and timed with converging Army combat forces would present a defending enemy with an insoluble dilemma.”
In an article in “Joint Force Quarterly” in 2011, Macgregor concluded that such “precision effects (kinetic and non-kinetic) using a vast array of strike forces enabled by the rapid and timely dissemination of information through net­worked ISR capabilities point the way to a fundamental paradigm shift in the character of warfare.”
Thanks to the lowly Houthis, supposedly reduced to the status of cannon fodder for Saudi Arabia’s hot shot F-15 pilots and the most expensive munitions the United States could sell to its Riyadh ally, that paradigm shift foreseen by Macgregor has arrived. Its effects will soon be felt all across Asia and Europe as well as in the more obscure corners of Arabia. We are about to enter dangerously interesting times."

Saturday, November 09, 2019

Pillaging

"Your Cartoon Special: #Epstein Didn't Kill Himself: Nov 8, 2019" (Snippits And Snappits).  "California Brewery Prints "Epstein Didn't Kill Himself" On The Bottom Of Its Cans" (Fiala).

"Jeffrey Epstein's Brother Says There Were "Unexplained" Injuries On Shoulder, Wrist" (Phillips).  There is a bit of a rift between the Khazar security apparatus and the US Deep State, who broke the norms by offing a Mossad asset (assuming Epstein is actually dead!).

"Israel killed 222 Gaza protestors since 2018. Only one soldier has been indicted" (Sagiv).

Lite Zionism is probably the most hilarious movement of our time:  "The donor war inside the Jewish community (won’t end the occupation)" (Weiss).

"De Facto Collapse of Case Against Free Joseon?" (Asmolov).

"‘Reverse Pol Pot’: Berkeley philosophy lecturer slammed after saying rural Americans made ‘bad life decisions’ & should be SHAMED".  "UC Berkeley instructor calls rural Americans 'bad people who have made bad life decisions’" (Shiver).

"SAA/SDF cooperation against Turks is working" (Lang).

"Winter Is Coming: Castle Black, the Syrian Withdrawal, and the Battle of the Bases" (Turse).

"Former British Ambassador to Syria: UK complicit in Trump’s Syria Oil Grab" (Ford):
". . . if Trump puts into practice his promise to seize Syrian oil production, that will constitute, according to authoritative legal experts, a violation of international law against ‘pillaging’ enshrined in the Fourth Geneva Convention and thus constitute a war crime. Any party complicit in pillaging, and that would surely include other parties in the Joint Task Force, even if only headquarters staff and not boots on the ground, could also be culpable. The British government might find itself challenged in a UK court even if no international court could be found willing to act."
"Supreme Court renders Lula imprisonment illegal" (Mier). "Brazilian ex-president Lula da Silva leaves jail after judge's decision" (ridiculous headline, as the judge in question, obviously corrupt, had no choice, and the AP is obviously trying to downplay the complete illegality of his incarceration).

The 'whistleblower'! "Facebook Scrubs All References To Alleged Whistleblower Eric Ciaramella" (Durden).  "Whistleblower Attorney Bragged About Getting Security Clearances For "Guys With Child Porn Issues" " (Durden).  "Ukrainians Pimped Hunter Biden's Seat For Leverage With Obama State Department" (Durden) (an example of why this 'harmless' 'everybody-does-it' personal corruption is so dangerous).

"Inconvenient Truths" (Cohen).

"US Authorizes Tax Payments to Maduro Gov’t, Sanctions Five More Venezuelan Officials" (Vaz/Koerner).  Curious.  We're finally seeing the faint outline of a revolt of the capitalists, who are belatedly realizing that all the Sanctions For The Jews are actually costing them the ability to do business where they want to do business.

"Is Russia Right About US Shale Energy?" (Engdahl).  Permanently wrecking the environment to create a financial/banking crisis - genius!  Trump's main job now is to drag out the inevitable collapse/'too big to fail' bankster bailout until after the next election.

Friday, November 08, 2019

Kafkaesque

"A blue dot barely visible from New Silk Roads" (Escobar).  We're now in what is essentially a lost generation for India, because of the deep stupidity of voting in a supremacist government.  Modi is the kind of leader that stuns you when he does any little thing that isn't entirely stupid, and there is no hope of improvement.

"When is a Whistleblower, not a Whistleblower?" (Parsons).  It's hilarious/outrageous that the CIA, in order to market its coup, appropriated the term 'whistleblower', while simultaneously trying to torture Assange to death for assisting real whistleblowers.  Hint - if what the whistleblower is saying is exactly what his or her employer wants to have said, he or she is no whistleblower!

"CIA Chief Meets With King Salman Day After Saudi Twitter Spies Outed" (Durden). MbS is unhappy that the US won't fight the long proposed War For The Jews/Cryptos against Iran, and I wonder if Bloody assured them that everything would be fine once the CIA coup succeeds.

Who better to support a Ukrainian nationalist coup against Trump but another Ukrainian nationalist?:  "Deep State on the National Security Council: Colonel Vindman Is an ‘Expert’ With an Agenda"  (Giraldi).

"The Media’s Obsession With Personalities" (Lauria) (we tend to forget that, after the initial attempt to bluff and lie through the problem by claiming the emails were phony, the Clintonistas eventually had to concede that she and her campaign really were as awful as the emails revealed):
"In the end, though, it doesn’t matter if it were a hack or a leak by an insider. That’s because the emails WikiLeaks released were accurate. When documents check out it is irrelevant who the source is. That’s why WikiLeaks set up an anonymous drop box, copied by big media like The Wall Street Journal and others. Had the emails been counterfeit and disinformation was inserted into a U.S. election by a foreign power that would be sabotage. But that is not what happened.
The attempt to stir up the thoroughly discredited charge of collusion appears to be part of the defense strategy of those whose reputations were thoroughly discredited by maniacally pushing that false charge for more than two years. This includes legions of journalists. But principal among them are intelligence agency officials who laundered this “collusion” disinformation campaign through the mainstream media.
Faced now with a criminal investigation into how the Russiagate conspiracy theory originated intelligence officers and their accomplices in the media and in the Democratic Party are mounting a defense by launching an offensive in the form of impeachment proceedings against Trump that is based on an allegation of conducting routine, corrupt U.S. foreign policy."
"Trump rejects Israel’s request to fund Palestine security forces".  The constant whining of Khazars for the US to defund anything associated with the Palestinians has backfired, leaving Israel to pick up the tab. The Khazar plan has been to have the US and the Palestinians themselves fund the oppression and the obligations that Israel should have under international law, and, as usual, bribery/blackmail control over Trump has lead people like Sheldon to overextend their control over American decisions, just to show off that they could.

"The Epstein Story Continues to Unravel" (Rosen).  "Child Rape Stories Are Too ‘Stupid’ for ABC News to Cover" (Carlson/Patel) Imagine the chutzpah of a (((media outlet))) actually firing the whistleblower (or rather, having their fellow Khazars at another supposedly separate (((media outlet))) fire the whistleblower, which is so utterly outrageous I really can't comprehend it)!  And yeah, all the people involved in the cover-up for the Mossad have ((())), and they all work exclusively to promote Khazar supremacism.  Never has the JQ been more problematic.

This!!!:  "Assange lawyers’ links to US govt & Bill Browder raises questions" (Komisar).  Despite his brilliance, Assange has a history of being clueless about the dangers of the JQ, and it seems to be costing him his life with an intentionally flubbed defense.

Wednesday, November 06, 2019

Crossed

"The case of the Occident is lost" (Schaller).  The funny thing is the hegemon and its vassals could still turn it around, but too many 'donors' (and yes, ((('donors')))) would have their oxes gored, so salvation is politically impossible.

"Bolivia: Leaked Audios Confirm Involvement of Opposition Leaders, Ex-Military and US in Coup Plans".  "Latin America: Is Canada Trying to Create Another ‘Illegitimate’ Government? " (Pagliccia).  The Nazi is practically in the American cabinet, the Secretary of Fucking Over Democratically-Elected Governments.

"A progressive surge is brewing across Latin America" (Madsen).

Being an Assistant Asshole is starting to wear on Canada's reputation (though note the hint that enough bribes in Africa might fix the situation):  "Trudeau faces another tough vote — Canada's bid for a UN Security Council seat" (Kent).  Fighting to get this seat is obviously just for The Nazi's personal ego trip.

"AFP Dedicates Half an Article Justifying Hong Kong Assassination Attempt" (Cartalucci).

"A Timeline Of Joe Biden's Intervention Against The Prosecutor General Of Ukraine" (Moon).  So amusingly corrupt, but the Democrats would somehow try to convince you that Biden's actions were withing the 'norms' of Washington political behavior, yet Trump's bungling attempt to get to the bottom of it, and the Ukrainian role in the attacks on him, was outside those norms as Trump got too close to the 'quid pro quo' threat that is always under the surface when an American President talks to any vassal, but is not to be said out loud.

"The Bonfire of the Democrats" (Lang).  I don't agree with much of this, but a lot of it would ring true with many 'centrist' American voters.

"Burn CIA and FBI to the ground? Start over?" (Lang). Some think it was similar thinking about the CIA that got JFK assassinated.

Hopkins gets 'Crossed':  "The Ministry of Wiki-Truth".

"Saudi Aramco's IPO Will Not Save Kingdom" (Luongo).  MbS's genius has reached the point of burning all the furniture to keep the house heated for a few more hours, and then having to look for something to sit on.  He's taking assets and using them, not for investment in the future, but for short-term funding of the operating costs of funding wars and bribing his people just enough to keep his head off the inevitable pike of justice.

"Newly-appointed West Bank settler leader vows to achieve annexation".  "Remembering Meir Shamgar, the chief legal architect of Israeli apartheid" (Weiss) (lawfare).  "Outrage after leaked video shows Israeli officer shoot Palestinian in the back" (Patel).  And yet somehow the irrational 'Jew hatred' is ubiquitous.  How can that be?

I used to listen to Brother Stair on the shortwave in the 90s (?), well before I was woke.  He's a major player in 'Christian Identity', highly marginalized now as it doesn't accept the contrived Jew-worship of the major part of the American Christian Right.  "Stair’s Way to Heaven" (O'Meara).

"Project Veritas: ABC News Anchor Amy Robach Was Gagged For 3 Years on Epstein Story!" (Batty).  The American (((media))) is just a branch of the Mossad.

Tuesday, November 05, 2019

Cleverly

"Brennan's Spy? New Theories Emerge About Trump-Ukraine Whistleblower" (Durden).  "Democrats, media silent over identification of CIA “whistleblower”" (Martin).  This CIA 'whistleblower' - ha, ha, ha, ha, ha! - is better than Trump could possibly hope for, so much so that the Democrats have already started to fade him out!

We keep inching closer to the truth that it was Ukrainian intelligence that was/is behind the attack on Trump/Russia, so much so that the latest Clintonista line is that it was Manafort, working with the Russians, that came up with the 'conspiracy theory' that Ukrainian intelligence was behind the 'hacking' of the Clinton emails!!!:  "Surprise: Trump allegedly got his Ukraine conspiracy theory from the Russia-tied criminals on his campaign" (The CIA Daily Bulletin):
"A trove of documents from Robert S. Mueller III’s Russia investigation released over the weekend show that Trump’s Ukraine conspiracy theory appears to have been propagated by two top aides who were central figures in the special counsel’s investigation: Paul Manafort and Michael Flynn. The conspiracy theory also was apparently fertilized by Manafort associate Konstantin Kilimnik.
The three of them appear to have played a role in convincing Trump that Russia did not actually interfere in the 2016 U.S. presidential election, despite what both Mueller and the U.S. intelligence community have concluded, and that it was actually Ukraine."
"Manafort Spread Ukraine Conspiracy Theory Months Before 2016 Election" (Schmidt). 

The thing is, it was actually Ukraine.  I think the most striking thing about Russiagate/Ukrainegate is that there was real, criminal activity by Ukrainian intelligence, the American IC, the Obama Administration (the moves of Barry to interfere in the outcome of a future American Presidential election are nothing short of outrageous), the Clinton campaign (including Ukrainian-'Americans' like the Chalupas and CrowdStrike - and now Vindman - working closely with the Clintonistas to create the narrative), and the Bidens (the purest examples of corruption you will ever see), yet somehow everything has been turned on its head in the ongoing efforts to stage a coup d'état against Trump and re-start the Cold War.

Yinon:  "The White House Plan to Strangle Iran" (Giraldi) (also, scroll down for Sanctions For The Jews news):
"The real reasons for maintaining a U.S. military presence in Syria all have to do with Israel, which has long supported a fracturing of that country into its constituent parts both to weaken it as an adversary and to enable the Jewish state to steal still more of its land, possibly to include the sparsely populated oil producing region. Israel also wants a robust American military presence in Syria to prevent Iran from turning it into a base for attacks across the border, an unlikely prospect but one that has resonated with the U.S. Congress. Indeed, deterring Iran is the reason most often cited by both Washington and Tel Aviv for American interference in Syria, where it has no other actual interest apart from an apparent demented desire to remove President Bashar al-Assad."
"US Convoy In Syria Attacked By Turkey-Backed Militants: Russian MoD" (Durden).  The danger of big conflict with Turkey is what will eventually drive the Assholians out of northern Syria.

"Hiding the West’s ongoing neo-colonialism in Lebanon via blaming Iran (1/2)" (Mazaheri).

"Stephen Lewis and the NDP’s liberal Imperialism" (Engler).  Another reminder that the NDP is shockingly awful for what is supposed to be a 'socialist' party.  There is a massive disconnect between members of the party and its leaders, who are either blood-pouring-from-the-fangs Khazars or suffer under a debilitating ((('donor'))) problem

Can we get this in writing?:  "Jewish families will leave the UK if Jeremy Corbyn wins general election, Tory chair James Cleverly says" (Malnick).  Corbyn should buy a one-way ticket to Israel for every last one of them, and promise them instant deportation from their suffering of having to live amongst farm animals should he be elected.

"Dershowitz Wanted To Get Boies Disqualified… So Now He Has To Deal With Another Famous SCOTUS Litigator" (Patrice).

"Prince Andrew loses an aide" (Lainey).

Monday, November 04, 2019

The green light

"‘Seven whistleblowers’" (Cockburn) (my emphasis in red):
"That’s three whistleblowers. What about the other four?  Cockburn’s source says that at least one is nothing to do with Ukraine but instead was reporting a call between Trump and the Saudi ruler, Mohammed bin Salman. Specifically, the whistleblower is said to have ‘concerns’ about what was said on the call about the president’s son-in-law and adviser, Jared Kushner. Kushner himself is known to have a very close relationship with MBS. Cockburn has previously written that Kushner may have been what Cosmo would call an ‘oversharer’ when it came to MBS. Unfortunately, it’s claimed that what he was sharing was American secrets: information Kushner had requested from the CIA would (allegedly) be echoed back in US intercepts of calls between members of the Saudi royal family. One source said this was why Kushner lost his intelligence clearances for a while.
According to Cockburn’s source about the seven whistleblowers, there’s more. It is that Kushner (allegedly) gave the green light to MBS to arrest the dissident journalist, Jamal Khashoggi, who was later murdered and dismembered in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul. A second source tells Cockburn that this is true and adds a crucial twist to the story. This source claims that Turkish intelligence obtained an intercept of the call between Kushner and MBS. And President Erdogan used it to get Trump to roll over and pull American troops out of northern Syria before the Turks invaded. Cockburn hears that investigators for the House Intelligence Committee know this whole tale and the identities of some of the people telling it. Whether any of is true is another matter but Adam Schiff certainly seems to be smiling a lot these days."
This makes a lot of sense. MbS is an impetuous fool, but murdering somebody associated with the Washington Post - aka, the CIA Daily Bulletin - makes it an American intelligence matter, and something for which MbS may very well have felt needed prior permission.