Saturday, November 17, 2018

Payoffs

Curious late entry to the rodeo:  "Is CIA leak of Bin Salman’s guilt in Khashoggi Murder aimed at Kushner, or Trump himself?" (Cole).  Actually, I think it is aimed at putting a leash on MbS.

The JYT keeps up the pressure with a nice little documentary: "Killing Khashoggi: How a Brutal Saudi Hit Job Unfolded".

Peak Jewing:  "In first, US endorses Israeli occupation of Golan, votes against 9 anti-Israel resolutions".  Trump's unbelievable level of corruption has nothing to do with Russia, but the (((media))) will never mention it.

"Pompeo Reveals Trump-Era Confusion on Iran" (Maupin).  Pompeo is incoherent because it is impossible to describe the American position on Iran in terms of real American national interests, and he can't, of course, state the main reasons behind it, which are big bags of shekels schlepped by Shlomo to Trump and his Administration officials.  To a large extent, the point of #Russiagate is to hide the real high treason, which has been going on for decades, but has reached a fever pitch under Sheldon and other Khazar billionaires.

"How Trump’s Game of Chicken With Iran Could Weaken the Dollar’s Role as the World’s Currency" (Auerback).  Naked Capitalism always pooh-poohs the idea that world reserve currency status is in any jeopardy, so this is interesting.  Of course, loss of world reserve currency status would be the ultimate price to Americans and their empire of all those shekel bribes.

"Top Cheney Aide in Mueller’s Sights as Probe Expands" (Banco/Woodruff).  Investigating Zionist Central, the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, would actually get to the real heart of the corruption.  Thus, this won't get very far!

"Middle East: Who is Actually Fighting Terrorism" (Mikhin).  The CIA seems to be rationalizing and consolidating its two terrorist wings, ISIS and al-Qaeda.

Ha!:  "US State Dept. Claims Assad Brought ISIS Into Syria, Admits US Has No Intention of Leaving Syria":
"Jeffrey opened his address by rattling off a series of lies – none of which were challenged by the mainstream media stenographer pool."
"Copy-Paste Error Reveals Assange Already Facing US Indictment"(Durden).  Almost certainly not an error but rather an attempt by somebody to warn Assange and his supporters.

From September:  "Speculation over fate of missing Dutchman linked to WikiLeaks" (Henley):
"A kayak believed to belong to Kamphuis, who advised governments, corporations, journalists and activists on information security, was pulled from the sea about 50km from Bodø on Thursday, police said, the day after an amateur fisherman found some of his belongings – reportedly including an ID card – floating in the water.

But mobile phone records show that 10 days after the Dutchman was seen leaving his hotel, both his work and personal mobile phones were briefly switched on – with German SIM cards inserted – more than 1,700km from the small northern town, at Vikeså near Stavanger."
"US, Britain Push Yemen Ceasefire as Tactic to Defeat Houthis" (Cunningham).

"Why Washington Blows Up over European Army":
"The irony is that now the French and German leaders are talking about setting up their own military defenses, Trump has blown a fuse.

Evidently, the American contention is not about “burden sharing” of defense. If Washington was genuinely aggrieved about supposedly defending Europe at too much of its own expense, then Trump, one would think, would be only too glad to hear that the Europeans were at last making their own military arrangements, and taking the burden off Washington.

This gets to the heart of the matter about the real purpose of NATO and presence of tens of thousands of US troops stationed in bases across Europe since 1945. American military presence in Europe is not about “protecting” its supposed allies. It is, and always has been, about projecting American power over Europe. In reality, American troops and bases in Europe are more functioning as an occupying force, keeping the Europeans in line with Washington’s strategic objectives of hegemony over the continent.

Macron and Merkel’s vision of a European army is probably fanciful anyway, without any real prospect of materializing. How such a new defense arrangement would work independently from the 29-member NATO alliance led by the US seems unwieldy and impractical.

But the latest tensions between Washington and European leaders over military organization demonstrate the real nature of America’s relationship to Europe. It is about domination by Washington over Europe and has little to do with partnership and protection.

When Trump and previous US presidents have urged greater military spending by Europe the ulterior agenda is for Europeans to pay more to underpin American military presence, not for Europeans to find their own independent defense arrangement."
"NATO’s Military Buildup along Russia’s Borders is No Joke, or is It?" (Berger) (my emphasis in red):
"Most journalists seem to agree that this senseless and comic saber-rattling was reminiscent of a blockbuster movie shooting rather than a military operation.
For instance, Der Spiegel found it rather comical that on top of erecting a platform for 300 guests, Norwegian journalists were broadcasting every stage of Trident Juncture live. In turn, the New York Times would report that ‘Cold War’ took a new meaning for US marines at these military games that Washington deemed to be extremely successful.
Although it is true that success may be measured in different ways and forms, it was of little concern for NATO commanders that the tasked force started losing ships without the opposition even showing on the horizon.
For instance, in the course of the military games Norway’s KNM Helge Ingstad collided with an oil tanker and sank. A total of eight sailors suffered severe injuries, while the crew of 138 men was forced to abandon the frigate in a bid to save their lives. It’s curious that Helge Ingstad was equipped with the Aegis combat system that should have been transmitting data from other ships and aerial vehicles to increase the survivability of the ship by increasing the situational awareness of its crew. Yet, this system has somehow managed to miss an oil tanker.
To make the matters worse, a report released by the Royal Canadian Navy states that a ‘minor fire’ broke out in a gas-turbine engine onboard HMCS Halifax in the course of Trident Juncture.
Further still, the Harry S.Truman carrier strike group had to abandon their allies in the height of an imaginary battle as its commander, rear admiral Eugene Black got overly concerned with a storm approaching the Northern Atlantic.
One can only imagine that if Russian forces would make their presence in the course of the exercise, the consequences could be far more disasterous for the formidable force assembled by Washington in Norway."
 "The Donbass Dilemma" (Black).  More wrongvoting, the scourge of our time.

"Whose Money Stoked Religious Strife in Ukraine – and Who Tried to Steal It?" (Jatras) (watching the grifters grift each other reminds me of the novel by Cain, The Grifters):
"As reported by this analyst in October, according to an unconfirmed report originating with the members of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia (an autonomous New York-based jurisdiction of the Moscow Patriarchate), in July of this year State Department officials (possibly including Secretary Pompeo personally) warned the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America (also based in New York but part of the Ecumenical Patriarchate) that the US government was aware of the misappropriation of a large amount of money, about $10 million, from estimated $37 million raised from believers for the construction of the St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church and National Shrine in New York. The State Department warning also reportedly noted that federal prosecutors have documentary evidence confirming the withdrawal of these funds abroad on the orders of Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew. It was suggested that Secretary Pompeo would “close his eyes” to this theft in exchange for movement by the Patriarchate of Constantinople in favor of Ukrainian autocephaly, which helped set Patriarch Bartholomew on his current course.
[Further details on the St. Nicholas scandal are available here, but in summary: Only one place of worship of any faith was destroyed in the September 11, 2001, attack in New York and only one building not part of the World Trade Center complex was completely destroyed. That was St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church, a small urban parish church established at the end of World War I and dedicated to St. Nicholas the Wonderworker, who is very popular with Greeks as the patron of sailors. In the aftermath of the 9/11 attack, and following a lengthy legal battle with the Port Authority, which opposed rebuilding the church, in 2011 the Greek Archdiocese launched an extensive campaign to raise funds for a brilliant innovative design by the renowned Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava based on traditional Byzantine forms. Wealthy donors and those of modest means alike enthusiastically contributed millions to the effort. Then – poof! In December 2017, suddenly all construction was halted for lack of funds and remains stalled to this day. Resumption would require having an estimated $2 million on hand. Despite the Archdiocese’s calling in a major accounting firm to conduct an audit, there’s been no clear answer to what happened to the money. Both the US Attorney and New York state authorities are investigating.]

This is where things get back to Ukraine. If the State Department wanted to find the right button to push to spur Patriarch Bartholomew to move on the question of autocephaly, the Greek Archdiocese in the US is it. Let’s keep in mind that in his home country, Turkey, Patriarch Bartholomew has virtually no local flock – only a few hundred mostly elderly Greeks left huddled in Istanbul’s Phanar district. (Sometimes the Patriarchate is referred to simply as “the Phanar,” much as “the Vatican” is shorthand for the Roman Catholic papacy.) Whatever funds the Patriarchate derives from other sources (the Greek government, the Roman Catholic Church, the World Council of Churches), the Phanar’s financial lifeline is the ethnic Greek community (including this analyst) in what is still quaintly called the “Diaspora” in places like America, Australia, and New Zealand. And of these, the biggest cash cow is the Greek-Americans.

That’s why, when Patriarch Bartholomew issued a call in 2016 for what was billed as an Orthodox “Eighth Ecumenical Council” (the first one since the year 787!), the funds largely came from America, to the tune of up to $8 million according to the same confidential source as will be noted below. Intended by some as a modernizing Orthodox “Vatican II,” the event was doomed to failure by a boycott organized by Moscow over what the latter saw as Patriarch Bartholomew’s adopting papal or even imperial prerogatives – now sadly coming to bear in Ukraine.

…and the Payoff

On top of the foregoing, it now appears that the State Department’s direct hand in this sordid business may not have consisted solely of wielding the “stick” of legal threat: there’s reason to believe there was a “carrot” too. It very recently came to the attention of this analyst, via an unsolicited, confidential source in the Greek Archdiocese in New York, that a payment of $25 million in US government money was made to Constantinople to encourage Patriarch Bartholomew to move forward on Ukraine.

The source for this confidential report was unaware of earlier media reports that the same figure – $25 million – was paid by Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko to the Phanar as an incentive for Patriarch Bartholomew to move forward on creating an independent Ukrainian church. Moreover, Poroshenko evidently tried to shortchange the payment:



‘Peter [Petro] Poroshenko — the president of Ukraine — was obligated to return $15 million US dollars to the Patriarch of Constantinople, which he had appropriated for himself.


‘As reported by Izvestia, this occurred after the story about Bartholomew's bribe and a "vanishing" large sum designated for the creation of a Unified Local Orthodox Church in Ukraine surfaced in the mass media.


‘As reported, on the eve of Poroshenko's visit in Istanbul, a few wealthy people of Ukraine "chipped in" in order to hasten the process of creating a Unified Local Orthodox Church. About $25 million was collected. They were supposed to go to the award ceremony for Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople for the issuing of a tomos of autocephaly. [A tomos is a small book containing a formal announcement.] However, in the words of people close to the backer, during the visit on April 9, Poroshenko handed over only $10 million.


‘As a result, having learned of the deal, Bartholomew cancelled the participation of the delegation of the Phanar – the residence of the Patriarch of Constantinople, in the celebration of the 1030th anniversary of the Baptism of Russia on July 27 in Kiev.


‘"Such a decision from Bartholomew's side was nothing other than a strong ultimatum to Poroshenko to return the stolen money. Of course, in order to not lose his face in light of the stark revelations of the creation of the tomos of autocephaly for the Ukrainian Orthodox Church, Peter Alexeevich [Poroshenko] had to just return those $15 million for the needs of Constantinople," a trusted source explained to reporters.


‘For preliminary information, only after receiving the remaining sum, did Bartholomew finally give his consent to sending a delegation of the Phanar to Kiev … ‘

Now, it’s possible that the two identical figures of $25 million refer to two different pots of money (a cool $50 million!) but that seems unlikely. It’s more probable the reports refer to the same sum as viewed from the sending side (the State Department, the Greek Archdiocese) and the delivery side (Poroshenko, Constantinople).

Lending credibility to the confidential information from New York and pointing to the probability that it refers to the same payment that Poroshenko reportedly sought to raid for himself are the following observations:

  • When Poroshenko generously offered Patriarch Bartholomew $10 million, the latter was aware that the full amount was $25 million and demanded the $15 million Poroshenko had held back. How did the Patriarch know that, unless he was informed via New York of the full sum?

  • If the earlier-reported $25 million was really collected from “a few wealthy people of Ukraine” who “chipped in,” given the cutthroat nature of disputes among Ukrainian oligarchs would Poroshenko (an oligarch in his own right) have risked trying to shortchange the payment? Why has not even one such Ukrainian donor been identified?


  • Without going into all the details, the Phanar and the Greek Archdiocese have a long relationship with US administrations of both parties going back at least to the Truman administration, encompassing some decidedly unattractive episodes. In such a history, a mere bribe for a geopolitical shot against Moscow would hardly be a first instance or the worst."
"‘Unhinged’ Decorated Navy SEAL to Stand Trial for War Crimes in Iraq".

"Opinion The Twisted Logic of the Jewish ‘Historic Right’ to Israel" (Sand).  While avoiding any mention of the Khazars.

Friday, November 16, 2018

Alarming

"Everything You Thought You Knew About Western Civilization Is Wrong: A Review of Michael Hudson’s new book And Forgive Them Their Debts" (Siman).  "Reply to Danya Ruttenberg on Jews and Usury" (Joyce).

"Are Actions Against the Venezuelan Government Really About Oil?" (Foster). Oil is rarely the issue.  As we've seen so many times before, oil is the excuse made to hide other motivations.  The real issue with Venezuela is that its policies of not-hating/not-crushing the poor sets a bad example.  Canada has traditionally played a friendlier role towards the Americas than the Americans (it is kind of a good cop/bad cop routine), so the current mad dog approach to Venezuela really stands out.

"Trump’s Full Spectrum Assault on Palestinian Politics" (Feldman).  The old Zionist operators under Clinton or Barry managed a slightly lighter touch, but the current crop of people like 'Hello, Newman', President Jared, Bolton, Friedman, and many, many neocons throughout the Trump Administration, all going at full throttle, make it impossible to hide the shekeling.

"The Moral Fiber of Justin Trudeau" (Petersen).  Trudeau really is a shekeled piece of shit, but using Noam and Tim Wise to make your case isn't helpful.

"Federal government issues permanent postal ban on hate speech publication":
""We commend minister Qualtrough for her principled decision," said the Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs in a statement Thursday."
"Removing Billboard “Honoring the First Responders of Gaza” is Attack on Free Speech".  It is 'anti-Semitic' to complain about the murder in cold blood of first responders.  It is good to finally have confirmation of what 'anti-Semitism' means!

"Soros Responds To "Alarming" Facebook Exposé; Demands "Thorough Investigation"" (Durden).  “every Jew who hears the way George Soros is talked about knows the text beneath the text.”  See also:  "Pittsburgh" (MacDonald).

"Gaius Publius: Amazon Rips Off 238 Cities, States and Provinces, Then Builds in NYC and DC".  A big data-gathering trick (plus, of course, obscene grabbing of public money).

"Clapper Admits Gross Intelligence Failure on Iraq WMDs But Still Escapes Justice" (McGovern).  "The Filter Bubble: Owen Jones And Con Coughlin" (Media Lens).

Euro-trash news:  "European Leaders Have Lost the Will to Defend Western Civilization" (Bridge).  "EU Caving to Trump Pressure on Iran Sanctions, SPV ‘Alternative Mechanism’ Now in Tatters".

"Israel’s Mockery of Security: 101 Actions Israel Could Take" (Bahour).  The Khazars are so spectacularly evil they usually get away with it because no gentile can comprehend that such evil is possible.

"Is Israel Turning a Blind Eye as Israeli Scammers Swindle Victims in France, US, Elsewhere?" (Weir).  Again, the sheer magnitude, and the chutzpah, is beyond our ken.

"New York Times Kowtows to Israel, Rewrites Gaza Coverage, As Israel Harasses Its US Critics".

"Saudi Young Woman Faces Death Penalty for Peaceful Protest".

"The DOJ Is Preparing To Indict Julian Assange" (Durden).

"Andrew Anglin Condemns the Neo-Nazi Wignats He Nurtured for Years" (Griffin).  I'm always impressed by the professionalism of Daily Stormer.  Not just the writing, usually miles ahead of 'journalists' (admittedly, not much of a standard to reach), but the illustrations.  Do you think Anglin is a US government employee?

Another wonderful result obtained as a result of asking the people whether they want to be screwed over or not (as usual, all the money and power was on the screw-over side): "Calgarians reject 2026 Olympic bid in citywide plebiscite" (Smith).

Russian diplomats have managed to get around the proposition 'the friend of my enemy is my enemy':  "India Chooses Russia" (Bokarev).  I don't think India has a very happy short-term future, due to the debilitating effects of Hindu supremacist nationalism.

"Trump said Considering Extradition of Turkish Cleric to Quiet Erdogan on Khashoggi Murder".  I find it impossible to believe that the CIA would allow one of its assets, one of many stored in the US for the rainy day when some asshole is needed somewhere, to be returned home to his victims.  You don't want to make all the other assholes nervous.

"Conspiracy Within The German Military Uncovered: Armed Groups Pose Threat To Europe" (Gorka).  This is the story referred to by West, which appears to have been suppressed long enough for Merkel to have a happy Euro-NATO-WWI day with  Macron and Trump.  This kind of thing is an issue everywhere:  "Neo-Nazis Want Canadian Military Training".  Of course, the Ukrainian military, supported by Europe, is largely, and proudly, neo-Nazi.

Bit of a hole in the Official Story:  "Where was Detective Sergeant Nicholas Bailey Poisoned?" (Slane).

"Navy SEALs, Marines Charged With Green Beret Logan Melgar’s Murder":
"There was an ongoing disagreement between the Green Beret and DeDolph over the SEALs’ professionalism, a source familiar with the episode told The Daily Beast. Melgar was upset with lapses in operational security, according to a source familiar with the investigation’s findings. DeDolph and Matthews, both members of SEAL Team Six, were soliciting prostitutes and taking them back to the safe house in Bamako, Mali’s capital city. As The Daily Beast reported last year, Melgar had found the SEALs skimming cash from a fund to recruit informants about local Islamist activity.
“The place ran like a frat house,” the source said.
Melgar was part of a six-man intelligence operation in Mali supporting counterterrorism efforts against al-Qaeda’s local affiliate, known as al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb. Melgar reported the violation to his chain of command, drawing the ire of the SEALs and two Marine Raiders, who were also on the team assigned to assist with counterterrorism."

Thursday, November 15, 2018

'Botched' missions

"Saudi-UAE alliance orders halt in Hodeidah attack amid peace push".  No, with their tens of billions of dollars worth of western arms, they were going to lose to a group of peasants with rifles, again, and they couldn't afford the embarrassment.

"Gaza truce holds but Israeli minister's resignation leaves government in turmoil".  'Capitulation' to Hamas?  No, that's not it, he had one job, to manage Russia, and he couldn't hack it, so he had to go.  Bibi's going to be able to squirm out of his own corruption problems, and his series of failures in the land thieving business that is his main job, by claiming that he's the only guy who can fix the 'existential' crisis that now ensues.

"botched mission"

"John Bolton Says "No Evidence" Implicating Crown Prince On Khashoggi Kill Tape".  "John Bolton Wins “Defender of Israel” Award From Zionist Lobby Group That Helped Appoint Him" (Webb).  One of the big bags of shekels schlepped by Shlomo came with a coupon for a free award.

Five heads to save one:  "Five Saudis Face Death Penalty Over Khashoggi Killing; Crown Prince Cleared" (Durden).

The hero of the #Resistance, your next American President:  "Avenatti Speaks After Arrest; "I Have Never Struck A Woman"".  Quickest Stalinesque Clintonesque airbrushing evar:  "Michael Avenatti Arrested On Domestic Violence Charges (UPDATE 4)" ("It wasn't too difficult to see this one coming."!!!).  "Brutal Wop Avenatti Releases Statements from Ex-Wives Saying He Didn’t Beat Them" (Anglin).

"America Has No Peace Movement – Blame the ‘White Supremacists’" (Giraldi).  Palestine is a 'queer space', and our eyes glaze over.

"Facebook’s Zuckerberg refuses (again) to testify before world’s parliamentarians" (Pinkerton).

"I'm really tired of the weaponization of our Jewish ethnicity by plutocrats."  Actually, we're all growing fatigued with the Khazars and their tricks, and they are not just pulled by plutocrats.

Years of experience

"Delay, Deny and Deflect: How Facebook’s Leaders Fought Through Crisis" (too many 'journalists' to list) (my emphasis throughout in red):
"When Facebook users learned last spring that the company had compromised their privacy in its rush to expand, allowing access to the personal information of tens of millions of people to a political data firm linked to President Trump, Facebook sought to deflect blame and mask the extent of the problem.

And when that failed — as the company’s stock price plummeted and it faced a consumer backlash — Facebook went on the attack.

While Mr. Zuckerberg has conducted a public apology tour in the last year, Ms. Sandberg has overseen an aggressive lobbying campaign to combat Facebook’s critics, shift public anger toward rival companies and ward off damaging regulation. Facebook employed a Republican opposition-research firm to discredit activist protesters, in part by linking them to the liberal financier George Soros. It also tapped its business relationships, lobbying a Jewish civil rights group to cast some criticism of the company as anti-Semitic.

In Washington, allies of Facebook, including Senator Chuck Schumer, the Democratic Senate leader, intervened on its behalf. And Ms. Sandberg wooed or cajoled hostile lawmakers, while trying to dispel Facebook’s reputation as a bastion of Bay Area liberalism."
(pause for a link to an obviously paid-for article on how Zuckerberg can't possibly be removed!)

(and some typical JYT #Russiagate blather)

and:
"In October 2017, Facebook also expanded its work with a Washington-based consultant, Definers Public Affairs, that had originally been hired to monitor press coverage of the company. Founded by veterans of Republican presidential politics, Definers specialized in applying political campaign tactics to corporate public relations — an approach long employed in Washington by big telecommunications firms and activist hedge fund managers, but less common in tech.

Definers had established a Silicon Valley outpost earlier that year, led by Tim Miller, a former spokesman for Jeb Bush who preached the virtues of campaign-style opposition research. For tech firms, he argued in one interview, a goal should be to “have positive content pushed out about your company and negative content that’s being pushed out about your competitor.”

. . .

“We’re not going to traffic in your personal life,” Tim Cook, Apple’s chief executive, said in an MSNBC interview. “Privacy to us is a human right. It’s a civil liberty.” (Mr. Cook’s criticisms infuriated Mr. Zuckerberg, who later ordered his management team to use only Android phones — arguing that the operating system had far more users than Apple’s.)

Facebook scrambled anew. Executives quietly shelved an internal communications campaign, called “We Get It,” meant to assure employees that the company was committed to getting back on track in 2018.

Then Facebook went on the offensive. Mr. Kaplan prevailed on Ms. Sandberg to promote Kevin Martin, a former Federal Communications Commission chairman and fellow Bush administration veteran, to lead the company’s American lobbying efforts. Facebook also expanded its work with Definers.

On a conservative news site called the NTK Network, dozens of articles blasted Google and Apple for unsavory business practices. One story called Mr. Cook hypocritical for chiding Facebook over privacy, noting that Apple also collects reams of data from users. Another played down the impact of the Russians’ use of Facebook.

The rash of news coverage was no accident: NTK is an affiliate of Definers, sharing offices and staff with the public relations firm in Arlington, Va. Many NTK Network stories are written by staff members at Definers or America Rising, the company’s political opposition-research arm, to attack their clients’ enemies. While the NTK Network does not have a large audience of its own, its content is frequently picked up by popular conservative outlets, including Breitbart.

Mr. Miller acknowledged that Facebook and Apple do not directly compete. Definers’ work on Apple is funded by a third technology company, he said, but Facebook has pushed back against Apple because Mr. Cook’s criticism upset Facebook.

If the privacy issue comes up, Facebook is happy to “muddy the waters,” Mr. Miller said over drinks at an Oakland, Calif., bar last month."
and (the American public is being Jewed so hard here it is almost unbelievable!) (also note the ol' cartoon trick, also played hard against Corbyn):
"By then, some of the harshest criticism of Facebook was coming from the political left, where activists and policy experts had begun calling for the company to be broken up.

In July, organizers with a coalition called Freedom from Facebook crashed a hearing of the House Judiciary Committee, where a company executive was testifying about its policies. As the executive spoke, the organizers held aloft signs depicting Ms. Sandberg and Mr. Zuckerberg, who are both Jewish, as two heads of an octopus stretching around the globe.

Eddie Vale, a Democratic public relations strategist who led the protest, later said the image was meant to evoke old cartoons of Standard Oil, the Gilded Age monopoly. But a Facebook official quickly called the Anti-Defamation League, a leading Jewish civil rights organization, to flag the sign. Facebook and other tech companies had partnered with the civil rights group since late 2017 on an initiative to combat anti-Semitism and hate speech online.

That afternoon, the A.D.L. issued a warning from its Twitter account.

“Depicting Jews as an octopus encircling the globe is a classic anti-Semitic trope,” the organization wrote. “Protest Facebook — or anyone — all you want, but pick a different image.” The criticism was soon echoed in conservative outlets including The Washington Free Beacon, which has sought to tie Freedom from Facebook to what the publication calls “extreme anti-Israel groups.”

An A.D.L. spokeswoman, Betsaida Alcantara, said the group routinely fielded reports of anti-Semitic slurs from journalists, synagogues and others. “Our experts evaluate each one based on our years of experience, and we respond appropriately,” Ms. Alcantara said.
(The group has at times sharply criticized Facebook, including when Mr. Zuckerberg suggested that his company should not censor Holocaust deniers.)

Facebook also used Definers to take on bigger opponents, such as Mr. Soros, a longtime boogeyman to mainstream conservatives and the target of intense anti-Semitic smears on the far right. A research document circulated by Definers to reporters this summer, just a month after the House hearing, cast Mr. Soros as the unacknowledged force behind what appeared to be a broad anti-Facebook movement.

He was a natural target. In a speech at the World Economic Forum in January, he had attacked Facebook and Google, describing them as a monopolist “menace” with “neither the will nor the inclination to protect society against the consequences of their actions.”

Definers pressed reporters to explore the financial connections between Mr. Soros’s family or philanthropies and groups that were members of Freedom from Facebook, such as Color of Change, an online racial justice organization, as well as a progressive group founded by Mr. Soros’s son. (An official at Mr. Soros’s Open Society Foundations said the philanthropy had supported both member groups, but not Freedom from Facebook, and had made no grants to support campaigns against Facebook.)

Definers also circulated research about other critics of Facebook, such as Diamond and Silk, the pro-Trump social media stars who had claimed they were treated unfairly by Facebook.

In at least one instance, the company also relied on Mr. Schumer, the New York senator and Senate Democratic leader. He has long worked to advance Silicon Valley’s interests on issues such as commercial drone regulations and patent reform. During the 2016 election cycle, he raised more money from Facebook employees than any other member of Congress, according to the Center for Responsive Politics.

Mr. Schumer also has a personal connection to Facebook: His daughter Alison joined the firm out of college and is now a marketing manager in Facebook’s New York office, according to her LinkedIn profile.

In July, as Facebook’s troubles threatened to cost the company billions of dollars in market value, Mr. Schumer confronted Mr. Warner, by then Facebook’s most insistent inquisitor in Congress.

Back off, he told Mr. Warner, according to a Facebook employee briefed on Mr. Schumer’s intervention. Mr. Warner should be looking for ways to work with Facebook, Mr. Schumer advised, not harm it. Facebook lobbyists were kept abreast of Mr. Schumer’s efforts to protect the company, according to the employee.

A Senate aide briefed on the exchange said that Mr. Schumer had not wanted Mr. Warner to lose sight of the need for Facebook to tackle problems with right-wing disinformation and election interference, as well as consumer privacy and other issues.
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As horrible as the JYT 'journalists' are, this has been one of the most enlightening revelations of concerted Jewish herding of the goyim I have ever had the pleasure to read. In particular, note the quintessential Khazar move of paying somebody to link protesters to Soros, and paying somebody else to play the 'anti-Semite' slur!!!

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

The living and the dead

"Neo-Nazi Brothers Tied to Pittsburgh Massacre" (Marshall).  This makes the synagogue attack look even more false-flaggy.  'Suicides' are common amongst patsies.

Crazy!:  "Phil Ochs and the Crucifixion of President John F. Kennedy" (Curtin).  Making Ochs an Oswald-type, a patriot tricked into thinking he was involved in protecting the President.

"What Does It Mean That CNN is Suing President Trump Over Jim Acosta’s Press Credentials?" (Anglin). On CNN's newly discovered enthusiasm for freedom of speech.

"Jewish Politics in America – A Post Political View" (Atzmon).  We could charitably call the Jewish position on identity politics 'flexible' - good for ye but not necessarily good for we - which is what you would expect from a group which regards the only important identity as Jewish (or, more accurately, Khazar).  Thus you can shoot a Palestinian child dead in the morning, and crow about the importance of gay rights in the afternoon.  This flexibility, together with massively disproportionate Jewish representation in identity advocacy, has lead to conservatives not unreasonably thinking that identity politics is a Jewish conspiracy meant to weaken gentile nations.

"Escobar: Decoding The Hypersonic Putin On A Day Of Remembrance".  Putin's new weapon.  One would hope that Putin's new weapons are coming online at just the time to make WWIII less palatable to Americans, all those big bags of shekels notwithstanding.

"More Guardian Lies About Nicaragua" (McCurdy/McCurdy).  The Guardian isn't even trying any more.  Added!:  tweet (Red 'til I'm Dead).

"Missing Professor at Center of Trump-Russia Probe Wants to Testify Before the Senate: Lawyer".  Mifsud!

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Peu importe

"A $2bn Saudi Plan To Assassinate Iran's Leaders Involved Erik Prince And The Trump Transition Team" (Durden) (Prince):
"The Times identifies George Nader, a Lebanese-American businessman, and an Israeli named Joel Zamel, who has close ties to Israeli intelligence and owns a company called Psy-Group, as a couple of the key businessmen who attempted to move the plan forward. Notably both are witnesses in the Mueller investigation, but it's unclear if these late breaking revelations have anything to do with the probe.
Interestingly the pair had been deeply involved in "an ambitious campaign of economic warfare against Iran" since at least 2016, when they "sketched out operations like revealing hidden global assets of the Quds force; creating fake social media accounts in Farsi to foment unrest in Iran; financing Iranian opposition groups; and publicizing accusations, real or fictitious, against senior Iranian officials to turn them against one another," according to the Times report. And further George Nader is a known adviser to the UAE crown prince  a country at the forefront of executing the Saudi coalition war on Yemen.
Eventually, the businessmen would pitch the plan to the White House at a moment they thought they could gain a sympathetic ear in the then incoming Trump administration.
This is where controversial Blackwater founder Erik Prince comes in, who long had his own plans of landing major contracts with the Saudis. According to the Times report:
Mr. Nader and Mr. Zamel enlisted Erik Prince, the former head of Blackwater and an adviser to the Trump transition team. They had already discussed elements of their plan with Mr. Prince, in a meeting when they learned of his own paramilitary proposals that he planned to try to sell to the Saudis. A spokesman for Mr. Prince declined to comment.
In a suite on one of the top floors of the Mandarin Oriental hotel in New York, Mr. Zamel and Mr. Nader spoke to General Assiri and his aides about their Iran plan. The Saudis were interested in the idea but said it was so provocative and potentially destabilizing that they wanted to get the approval of the incoming Trump administration before Saudi Arabia paid for the campaign.
The details of these meetings are unknown, but what is known is that Nader did have somewhat routine access to the White House during the period he shopped the proposal around:
After Mr. Trump was inaugurated in January 2017, Mr. Nader met frequently with White House officials to discuss the economic sabotage plan.
While it's unclear the extent to which the ambitious plan was ever put into motion, a number of journalists and analysts have connected it with last month's bombshell revelation that Green Beret, Navy SEAL, and CIA paramilitary veterans were hired under the aegis of an American based security company called Spear Operations Group to become what a BuzzFeed exclusive described as the private "murder squad" for the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and its de facto ruler, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan (MBZ).
Starting in 2015 the UAE sent a group of about a dozen mostly American private contractors to Yemen to conduct targeted killings of prominent clerics and political figures who had run afoul crown prince MBZ in the war-torn country, where the Emirati military has played a lead role in the ongoing Saudi coalition bombing campaign. The group would receive active "target lists" through the UAE military chain of command while en route to Yemen."
Tweet (ISM Palestine):
"Israeli forces have completely destroyed six buildings in so far today. Israel's bank of targets: - A house belonging to Thahir family in Rafah - A house belonging to Breim family - A house belonging to Naji family - Al-Aqsa TV headquarter - Rahma building - Al-Amal Hotel"
"Israel pays dearly for botched raid on Gaza" (Murphy).  Impressive accuracy in the targeting of the retaliation!  Note also how the Israelis immediately lied about the nature of the target.

"Brennan and Clapper Should Not Escape Prosecution" (Kiriakou).  "Clapper and Brennan are felons? Probably yes." (Lang).  Sadly, there is no chance of prosecution, as the whole of Washington would fear the precedent.

"Who’s the Real American Psycho?" (Dowd).  Surprisingly good!  Other than Yemen and Syria - both of which were inherited Wars For The Jews - and ignoring the rhetoric, Trump has thus far been by far the least psychopathic American President in decades.  No contest!

"Who has the Capacity to Boss Trump Around" (Berger) (my emphasis in red):
"If anyone is still amazed by Washington’s detachment from its principal allies across the globe and their national interest, one shouldn’t really be all that surprised. As the Trump administration is in no way pursuing a secret master plan that will allow the US to regain its status of the last geopolitical hegemony, instead it’s following the orders of an outside force. And don’t rush to the conclusion that it’s Russia that is pulling the strings, as Israel has been demanding Washington to bring Tehran down by all means possible for years now. Curiously enough, just recently Israel’s defense minister Avigdor Lieberman has thanked Washington for casting a major blow to Iran’s presence in Syria, Lebanon, Iraq, Yemen and the Gaza Strip.

This is but a part of a secret agreement that was signed by Washington and Tel Aviv last November that resulted in the US adopting the goal of containing Iran as its primary goal in the region. Back then an Israeli delegation full of high-profile military officials was led by the national security adviser Meir Ben-Shabbat had a meeting with the American counterpart of the latter, Herbert Raymond McMaster. These facts were revealed by the 10th Israeli TV-station at the end of December 2017.

After two days of negotiations, a memorandum of understanding of the nature of the Iranian challenge was signed. The parties agreed to create a total of four working groups aimed at addressing four key issues. The first group was tasked with using behind-the-scenes and diplomatic means to derail Tehran’s nuclear program. The second was to try and limit Iran’s presence in the region, particularly in Syria and Lebanon, while the third one was going to go after Iran’s ballistic program. Finally, the final one was required to intensify conflicts within the region, while making sure that Iran would get itself engaged in every single one of those.

That is why, in a bid to facilitate the work of the first Group, Trump announced Washington’s unilateral withdrawal from the deal on Iran’s nuclear program last May.

The second group was behind staging the largest international military games in the region to date – the Arab Shield 1 launched in Egypt on November 3rd. These games can be regarded as an initial stage of preparations for the creation of the so-called Arab NATO, that is going to be as anti-Iran as it could possibly get. As it’s been reported by Reuters, it was the Trump administration that was pushing the countries of the Persian Gulf, together with Egypt and Jordan towards the concept of such an alliance.

Against this backdrop it is noteworthy that Barack Obama would try to take a softer stance on Iran, as he refused to encourage Israel to pursue a direct military confrontation with Tehran, while trying to establish ties with Iran by lifting the sanctions regime. Now the Trump administration is going in the opposite direction, as the Israeli lobby managed to transform the land of the brave into a bully for hire. Today it is doing everything to replace America’s national interests in the Middle East with those pursued by the Jewish state."
"Israel Wins 2018 Election" (Giraldi).

"Why White Gentiles Can’t Get Admission to Ivy League Universities" (Roberts). The khorruption in Ivy League admissions offices is staggering, and even more striking when it is consistently applied against the group that everybody says is running things.  This is one of the key examples of the surprising power of Khazar turbo-nepotisim.

"Jamal Khashoggi: Canada listened to tape of Saudi journalist's murder, says prime minister Trudeau" (Daragahi). Confirming the Turkish account and proving that Le Drian is at least misleading, if not outright lying.

"Pakistan’s Prime Minister pays visit to China" (Terekhov) (this link may not work from this annoyingly flaky site).  "Under the Pakistani volcano" (Escobar).  If you look at a map, Pakistan, Afghanistan, and even Iran, all have immutable geography on their sides, if they throw their lot in with China.

"Fight over wine labels demonstrates power of Israel lobby, duplicity of Canadian government" (Kattenburg).  ". . . angry calls from deep-pocketed Montreal donors."

"The Plan: Why Israel Is Bent on Supporting Arab Division" (Samo).

"World War I Homage – A Triumph of Lies and Platitudes" (Cunningham).  Macron's Peak Rothschild speech, directed at Trump and 'nationalism' in the most jingoistic context imaginable.  Trump's reaction - right after he had a positive meeting with Macron - is understandable.

As we sit watching them scheme for WWIII, the first War For The Jews:  "Hitler Was Right – Germany Was Stabbed In The Back" (Greenhalgh).

Tweet (peu importe).

Monday, November 12, 2018

The root of all evil

"Western Media "Discovers" Saudi Atrocities in Wake of Khashoggi Fallout" (Cartalucci).  And yet they can't comprehend why everyone despises 'journalists' so much.

"At WWI centenary, Netanyahu says Israel ‘shielding’ Europe from terrorism".  Of course, if Israel didn't exist, terrorist problems in Europe would be nonexistent.

"Who is Afraid of American Sanctions?" (Akleh):
"One may question what made the Trump’s administration risk losing its international political credibility, lose its closest allies, face isolation, and suffer probable economic and financial losses by imposing doomed to failure sanctions. To find the answer one must consider these sanctions as only one small piece in the puzzle of the New Middle East Project.

It is a very well-known fact by now that a Zionist Jewish elite owns and controls the Federal Reserve and almost most of the western banking systems, which fund Jewish lobbies to influence the foreign policies of most of the Western world for Israel’s benefit. It is also a well-known fact that the latest few American presidents, few of whom were not qualified for the position like Trump, would not have attained the presidency except through Jewish money. For such money and prestigious office, the selected president has to follow the dictates of the Jewish lobby, otherwise he would meet a fate similar to that of assassinated president Kennedy.

The Greater Israel Project was planned for the Middle East. The state of Israel was illegally and forcefully established on occupied Palestinian land. Yet, after three successive generations of Zionist Jewish Israeli soldiers got psychologically and emotionally exhausted by continuous wars, terrorist groups were brought into the region to destroy any Arab resistance axis to the project. Syria was the latest victim.

A military coalition of Syria, Russia, Iran, and Hezbollah was able to defeat the terrorist groups. This coalition forms an obstacle to the expansionist Greater Israel Project, and might become the seed of a new world order competing with the old American unilateral world order. Trump exposed this fear when he answered reporters who asked him about the effectiveness of the sanctions. He stated:

“when I came in office it looked like Iran would take over the Middle East, it was a question of literally less than years, very quickly, and now nobody is talking about that.”

Trump’s administration seems to have received Zionist orders to destroy this dangerous seed no matter what the cost is, including the use of economic sanctions and MESA; Arab NATO-like alliance.

The establishment of the illegal expansionist terrorist state of Israel in the heart of the Arab World has been the root of all evil in the region for the last hundred years. Unfortunately, as long as Israel exists more devastating wars are in the future of the Middle East, and the whole world will not be spared of its evil effects."
"German Press’ Lying Silence" (West).  Unusual behavior by the German media which, as we've seen, is usually uniquely competent and truthful.

"Why Bolsonaro won: beyond the cliches" (Mier).  On the considerable illegal and unconstitutional work needed to keep Lula, who would have won, out of the race.

"Le Drian says not aware France has Khashoggi tapes, contradicts Erdogan". 'Not aware' is a pretty big out, and thus there is no contradiction.

"Saudi Journalist Tortured To Death After Online Identity Exposed By Regional Twitter HQ" (Durden).  As opposed to how quickly they will deplatform you if you tweet a meme about a frog.

"Trump's Israel-Palestine 'deal of the century' biased and flawed: Ex-head of Arab League".

"Ten Lies Told About World War I" (Alexander).  "The WWI Conspiracy" (Corbett Report). A war caused when an Empire tries to slow down its imperial collapse is quite a topical subject, these days.

"Russia keeps Israel’s Netanyahu in anteroom" (Bhadrakumar).  Usually, when the Khazars commit one of their usual atrocities, some shekels are spread around, and all is forgiven (at least officially), but the Russians seem to have finally had enough.

"The Poison Paradox – Who Knew?" (Macilwain).  No novichok, and some aspects of the theory of conspiracy theory, in this case the dichotomy between the insiders, who make the conspiracy, and the outsiders, who naively believe that the insiders wouldn't lie about something this important.

Crown shyness.

Sunday, November 11, 2018

Peace-pretenders

"Iran Sanctions: Trump Gives Waivers to Iran’s Major Customers?" (Press TV interview of Peter Koenig):
"PressTV: Do you think, considering all the countries that seem to defy US sanctions, has anything changed in recent times?
PK: Absolutely. A lot. It would have been unthinkable only 5 to 10 years ago that countries like Iran, Venezuela and others trade hydrocarbons, and other goods and commodities, in other currencies than the US dollar. Today it has become a common occurrence. It started some 5 years ago with Russia and China, when they detached themselves from the dollar dictate — opening swap accounts in their respective central banks and started trading in their local currencies, circumventing the SWIFT payment system and the “obligatory” Wall Street banks.
This is also reflected in the fact that the US dollar is rapidly losing its status as the world’s reserve currency. When some 20 years back more than 90% of all reserves were held in US dollar denominated securities, today that figure has shrunk to less than 60% – and is going down as we speak. The Chinese yuan is largely replacing the dollar as reserve currency. Some two years ago, the Yuan was admitted by the IMF in the basket of reserve currencies. Since then the yuan has become officially recognized also by the west as a viable reserve money. Many treasurers around the world, who may have been afraid before to divest their dollar reserves into yuans, now dare do so.  This, in the not too distant, future may mean the end of the dollar hegemony."
"Are Trump's Anti-Iranian Sanctions-Waivers Strategic Or Signs Of Weakness?" (Korybko).  Odd neocon spinning from Korybko.  The simple fact of it is that American politicians have taken shekel bribes to take steps against the clear national interest of the US, and they are fumbling to mitigate the short and long term damage while pretending to deliver what the Khazars want.

Sheldon's not happy with his return on shekel bribe investment, so his wife gets the booby prize:  "Jerusalem, Iran Deal and ‘Presidential Medal of Freedom’ — Miriam Adelson has better year than Babe Ruth!" (Weiss).  When I first read the list of award winners, I thought it was a joke - Babe Ruth!  Trump has a wicked sense of humor.

"Iran Needs to Address the Broader Issue of Its National Economy: A Macroeconomic Strategy in Response to US Sanctions" (Hossein-Zadeh).  Russia has done very well by turning the opportunities offered by the sanctions to its national economic advantage.  For one thing, the 'emergency' creates an opportunity/excuse to suppress the usual oligarch grasping that occurs in every country.

"Banksy's art highlighting occupation angers Israeli peace-pretender".  All the Khazars are 'peace-pretenders', the best description of their shtick.

"US hopes Russia will allow Israel to bomb Syria".

Democracy in action:  "The NATO/EU Rape of ‘Complex’ Macedonia" (Pavic) (my emphasis in red):
"It was bad enough that Western officialdom simply ignored the popular will of the Macedonians and collectively pretended that a 36.91% referendum turnout in fact expressed the “will of the majority,” and that it was sufficiently legitimate to move the matter to Parliament, where a two-thirds vote was required to move forward with the process of amending the constitution. This despite the fact that the West’s hand-picked prime minister, Zoran Zaev, had given assurances before the referendum that “citizens will make the decision,” and that Parliament would vote on the necessary constitutional changes only if the referendum was successful (meaning a 50% + 1 turnout and a majority “yes” vote).
Then, five days before the parliamentary vote, US Vice-President Mike Pence sent a “letter of support” to Zaev, ascertaining that Macedonians had, in fact, approved the name change agreement with Greece after all, because, you see, “90% (or less than a third of all the Macedonian voters – author’s note) of those that voted approved the Prespa Agreement.” Two days later, US Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs, Wess Mitchell, fired off a letter to Hristijan Mickoski, the leader of Macedonia’s main opposition party (which opposes the name change agreement with Greece), VMRO-DPMNE, expressing “disappointment” with his party’s negative position vis-à-vis the referendum and the upcoming parliamentary vote and urging him to “create space” for his party’s MPs to vote “free from threats of violence, retribution, or other forms of coercion.”
As it turned out, Mitchell’s just wanted to make sure that “threats of violence, retribution or other forms of coercion” would remain the exclusive domain of Zaev’s puppet government and the US Embassy. And, thus, four days before the parliamentary vote, Zaev put forth an “indecent proposal” for the opposition, i.e. “amnesty for their members who are on trial for unrest at the Assembly that took place on April 27 of last year," when a former Albanian terrorist guerilla commander was elected as Parliament Speaker under strong US and EU pressure. Or, as Zaev pithily put it: “I know that everything has a price. I am ready to pay it.”
On voting day, October 19, the vote was delayed three times until the necessary two-thirds majority was secured. As to how it was secured was best summarized by a Russian Foreign Ministry statement:
“We consider what happened as a flagrant violation of all norms – both from the point of view of the law and in the moral sense… Eight votes that were necessary to secure a qualified majority were ensured by the means of blackmailing, threats and bribing opposition parliament members. Three of them, purely by chance, were released from arrest on that same day. Two others, who had open cases investigated by special prosecutors, were promised freedom. Others received corrupt financial offers in exchange for 'the right vote'. Parliament members were locked in their rooms, their cell phones were seized – this is very much in line with the spirit of European democratic practice… The American ambassador was present in the Parliament building until the end of the session, leaving no doubt as to who was leading the process… Such dirty manipulations cannot be considered the expression of will of parliament members….”
That the Russians were not exaggerating was confirmed by, among others, a tweet from Greek Defense Minister Panos Kammenos: “Who would have thought that in Europe of values and democracy those who do not vote according to instructions are jailed, and those who comply get a 2 million euro bonus in black money.”
Opposition leader Mickoski denounced the parliamentary circus as Macedonia’s “Black Friday” and a case of “classic rape,” and proceeded to expel from the party the seven MPs who changed sides and helped secure the necessary two-thirds vote. Bulgarian daily “Sliven Now” accused the CIA and Greece’s Soros funds of bribing the renegade Macedonian MPs. (Links between US diplomats – specifically the present US Ambassador to Macedonia, Jess Baily – and billionaire interventionist George Soros and their joint work on destabilizing Macedonia using US taxpayer money have been public knowledge for a couple of years.) According to a former adviser to the Macedonian President, Cvetin Chilimanov, the Parliament building was “under siege” on the day of the voting, teeming with politicians, police and officials from the public prosecutor’s office, and opposition leaders claimed that their MPs were offered anywhere from 250.000 to 2 million euros to change their vote.
Naturally, as was the failed referendum, the parliamentary charade was hailed by the usual EU/NATO suspects. EU Commissioner for European Neighborhood and Enlargement Negotiations Johannes Hahn gushed that it was “a great day for democracy in Skopje,” adding for good measure his expectation that “the free choice of all MPs is fully respected.” Hahn also issued a supportive joint statement with Federica Mogherini, High Representative of the EU for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice President of the EU Commission. And NATO’s Gensec Jens Stoltenberg unflinchingly “welcomed” the outcome of the Macedonian parliamentary shenanigans and urged the MPs to “seize this historic opportunity.”"