Sunday, February 17, 2019

Unwitting collaboration

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Saturday, February 16, 2019

Mysterious high-pitched scream

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

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

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

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

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

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

Gas The Kikes for the 21st century.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Friday, February 15, 2019

Accidentally

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

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

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

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

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

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

AMY GOODMAN:
The El Mozote massacre of December 1981.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thursday, February 14, 2019

A serious professional mistake

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Thank you for your participation

"Representative Omar Clashes with Elliott Abrams Over U.S. Military Role in Central America".  The point of the attacks are to stifle any chance the truth might come out, but it doesn't seem to have cowed Rep. Omar.

Long nights (and days) of schlepping

"MN Jewish leaders talked with Ilhan Omar about anti-Semitism last year. Why they remain frustrated." (Orrick).  Ha!  Obviously didn't bring enough shekels with them.

This whole thing is great because American Jews are conceding that if the statement about benjamins were true, all 'American' Jews should be rounded up, put on rail cars, and made into lampshades, just for the obvious treason involved.in bribing American politicians so the US could ruin itself fighting Wars For The Jews.  It is only utter control of the (((media))), utter control of the beshekeled politicians, and a huge deplatforming campaign in the social media, that has allowed this 'emperor's new clothes' situation to continue for so long, with everybody knowing the truth of what nobody is allowed to say out loud.  It is the ruthless exercise of their financial might for purely group supremacist goals directly opposed to the real interests of the society they purport to be a part of which allows them to so obviously suppress discussion of the ruthless exercise of their financial might for purely group supremacist goals directly opposed to the real interests of the society they purport to be a part of.

Like Venezuela, the Lobby is a key test of authentic moral purity, and most, even those pretending to be 'left', fail miserably:  tweet (Tamara Nassar):
"What an utterly disappointing statement. did nothing wrong. The pressure she faced after telling the truth about the Israel lobby was so insurmountable that she apologized, but nothing she said was anti-Semitic. You should’ve stood in solidarity with her."
"Israel Lobbyist Jacob Wohl Cries Out in Agreement as He Strikes You" (Anglin).

"Trump Teams Up with Chuck and Nancy to Attack Omar for Saying AIPAC Exists" (Anglin).  Just think of the shekels that have been earned by politicians of both parties in the last few days exclaiming as loudly as possible that those shekels don't exist.

"Ilhan Omar Was Right" (Kulwin).  "Don’t blame the Israel lobby on Christians and Republicans" (Weiss).  "There Is a Taboo Against Criticizing AIPAC — and Ilhan Omar Just Destroyed It" (Hasan).

Just to put an exclamation point on it, AIPAC is fundraising off this!

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

A love of the sea

"Venezuela: A Diplomatic Coup?" (Dobson).  The coup has already failed, and all the drama is now around whether and how Venezuela can deal with the various problems posed by the Assholians.  An Empire is largely smoke and mirrors, and if you keep foolishly starting battles you can't and don't win, eventually people will stop believing you really have the power you claim to have, and thus stop obeying.  One hint is that both Bolton and Abrams have staggering records of abject failure in every single thing they've done throughout their careers.  Shekels - Sheldon's basically an employment agency for the unemployable - takes care of this in Assholia, but the rest of the world can't help but notice.

"Venezuela's Guaido says he is working to restore ties with Israel".

"Being Marco Rubio" (Giraldi).  Little Mario actually seems mentally slow, to a degree that is rather striking for a prominent political figure.  With Trudeau as another example, we're seeing the new phenomenon of 'special' people as our political leaders (they are both also completely shekeled).  "The Cynicism of Empire: Sen. Rubio Tells Venezuelans to Overthrow Their Government…or Starve!" (McAdams).

Despite everything, and going back to Bhadrakumar's analysis of Trump's SOTU, there's reason for some guarded optimism.  The reason why Trump could be seen by )))historians((( as one of the great American Presidents - I'm 100% serious! - is that he has no appetite whatsoever for 'foreign entanglements'.  He's weirdly, but deeply, frugal, and sees them as preeminently a waste of money.  Thus the wars on Iran and Venezuela are both sanction wars which are supposed to cause so much human suffering that the respective populations will rise up and do the 'regime change' for the Americans (and their Khazar masters) without the necessity of messy 'boots on the ground' (hence the impotent blustering from Bolton).  Of course, since this isn't going to work, we're left with poor people suffering, as usual, but no earth-shattering disasters.

"The Spy Who Wasn't" (Bamford!).  Completely damning of the FBI.  She committed the ultimate sin, getting like-minded people together to talk about peace.

"Pro-Israel Lobby Caught on Tape Boasting That Its Money Influences Washington" (Grim). With the Khazars, we've got this weird thing going on, seemingly requiring each of us to have two separate brains to be able to process it, where you are a 'hater' - beneath contempt and to be completely excluded from polite society - if you notice things out loud which the perpetrators of these things boast about.

"Twitter trolls stoked debates about immigrants and pipelines in Canada, data show".  (((They))) actually think we're morons: "The troll accounts, which have since been deleted by Twitter, are suspected of having originated in Russia, Iran and Venezuela."  Adding Venezuela, now, should send all bullshit meters through the roof!

"War With Russia?" (Doctorow) (review of the Cohen book):
"Cohen identifies as the main driver of relations with Russia since the 1990s and the single most important cause of the present New Cold War: the triumphalism of American elites in their thinking about Russia as the defeated adversary which lost the Cold War. Hence, the insistence that Russia has no inherent rights of any kind, not to nonintervention in its internal affairs, not to any sphere of interest at its borders, not to a say as an equally entitled participant in managing global affairs. Hence, too, the Russian sense of grievance if not bitterness towards the United States as it realigns its economy and its foreign policy to protect and further its national interests by ways that bring it into direct confrontation with Washington in a number of regions and industrial sectors.

Another recurrent observation throughout the book is the unprecedented halt to all public debate of US policy towards Russia as we head ever deeper into conflict with Russia. All of those who would raise a hand and say “yes, but” are denounced as stooges of Putin or subjected to other ad hominem attacks which evade responding to factual and/or logical objections.

And the final recurrent theme binding the book together is the calamitous decline in journalistic standards at our leading national dailies, The New York Times and The Washington Post, together with the major U.S. television channels. In the press, opinion and news reporting are mixed up inseparably and the media have become partisan advocates in a fierce political war against the incumbent president. To put it neatly, the motto of The New York Times, “All the news that is fit to print” has degenerated into “All the news that fits.”"
Tweet (Adam H. Johnson):
"Recall that the ADL spied on anti-South African apartheid activists in the 1970s and 80s and called Mandela and the ANC “totalitarian”. If they’re going to bring up their “100 yrs of expertise” they should note this when scolding someone of African descent."
Tweet (Asa Winstanley) ('Gas the Kikes' - I don't mean literally, but still . . .  is the only possible sane political platform, as negotiating with supremacist psychopaths is impossible):
"Lesson the US left should learn from "Labour antisemitism" smears: concessions to the Israel lobby *never, ever* work. They pocket them then still demand you resign."
"The Broken Presidential Destiny of JFK, Jr." (Guyénot) (my emphasis in red):
"The basic fact that seems firmly established by radar data is that JFK Jr.’s plane suddenly nose-dived into the Ocean at 9:41. That cannot be explained simply by an engine failure, as the Boston Globe correctly asserted:
“Even if the engine died, a federal aviation source said, it is unlikely that the plane would reach such a high rate of descent, because the plane is designed to glide without power at a much slower rate for several miles. And if Kennedy had run out of fuel, it is likely he would have made a distress call.”[40]
The most likely explanation, apart from suicide, is that the plane suffered a structural damage, possibly by explosive, making it impossible to maintain in the air; blowing off a part of a wing or the tail would have been enough, and would have required only a very small device fixed to the plane.
The next element to consider is that, from the early hours of July 17, it was reported that JFK Jr. had made a call to Martha’s Vineyard airport at 9:39 pm, asking for landing instructions in a perfectly calm tone, less than two minutes before his plane suddenly dropped and disappeared from radar. That information was broadcast on Boston WCVB-TV and was relayed by ABC News. A United Press International article dated July 17 said:
“At 9:39 p.m. Friday, Kennedy radioed the airport and said he was 13 miles from the airport and 10 miles from the coast, according to WCVB-TV news in Boston. He reportedly said he was making his final approach. … In his final approach message, WCVB-TV said Kennedy told controllers at the airport that he planned to drop off his wife’s sister and then take off again between 11 p.m. and 11:30 p.m. for Hyannis Airport.”[41]
WCVB-TV repeated that information continuously during their first two days of reporting on the story. They broadcast, at 12:35 p.m. on July 17, a phone interview by anchor Susan Wornick of U.S. Coast Guard Petty Officer Todd Burgun, who confirmed the information. Here is a transcript of the footage, which Hankey has included in his valuable film (19:40):
Wornick: “We have been told by the Coast Guard that in fact there is now evidence of a last communication last night with JFK Jr.’s plane as he was making an approach to Martha’s Vineyard airport. Petty officer Todd Burgun joins us from the Coast Guard Base in Boston. He is a Petty officer, and a public information officer. Thank you for being with us, sir. What can you tell us about this last communication with JFK Jr.’s plane?”
Burgun: “All I really know at this time is that it was at 9:39 p.m. and it was with the FAA. And he was on his final approach to Martha’s Vineyard.”
Wornick: “So at 9:39, to the best of your information, JFK Jr. made a contact with the airport, with the flight controllers that he was on his final descent.”
Burgun: “That is correct.”
That is all that remained of WCVB-TV’s report on the subject, when researchers later obtained archive copies; “hours of time on the tape archive of WCVB’s July 17 broadcast, during which information on Kennedy’s radio contact was continually reported, have been intentionally cut,” complained John Quinn.[42] According to Jeffries, the original interview of Burgun was much longer:
“On the uncut tape, Burgun went on to delineate all the points from the UPI’s article: Kennedy was calm, on approach to the airport, had provided his position and trajectory, and had even made a comment about dropping Lauren Bessette off at the airport. Some five hours of coverage was edited out.”[43]
This crucial information was reported by news services on Saturday July 17 and early Sunday, July 18. By Monday morning, the FAA claimed that there was never a communication from Kennedy to the tower. Todd Burgun became utterly unreachable. According to the Boston Globe, Martin Wyatt, a controller at the Martha’s Vineyard Airport tower the night of Kennedy’s flight “declined comment on whether he had radio contact with Kennedy’s plane.”[44] Simultaneously, on July 18, FAA and NTSB officials produced some “newly found” radar “evidence” which supposedly showed Kennedy’s flight exhibiting signs of difficulties and irregularities long before 9:39; obviously, Kennedy’s perfectly normal call at 9:39 did not fit with that new version of events.

Of course, it is not inconceivable that the crucial piece of information of JFK Jr.’s 9:39 radio call was mistaken, false, or fake. Yet it seems highly implausible that the Coast Guard would charge their spokesman Todd Burgun — whose identity is not in question — to release it to the public without double-checking it. The fact that the news was originally broadcast by a Boston TV station is perhaps significant, as is the fact that, among major newspapers, the Boston Globe was the most critical of the official story (I’ll mention other cases along the way). Since Boston is the Kennedys’ historical stronghold, we can conjecture that an information war of some sort was going on between Boston and Washington, Boston trying to resist the disinformation assault from federal agencies.
The second element to consider is the testimony of Victor Pribanic, a trial lawyer from White Oak, Pennsylvania, who was fishing for striped bass off Squibnocket Point that night. He gave an interview to The Martha’s Vineyard Times, cited in the New York Daily News, July 21, 1999: “I heard an explosion over my right shoulder. It sounded like an explosion. There was no shock wave, but it was a large bang.” He also said, according to the Daily News, “that just before hearing the noise, he noticed a small aircraft flying low over the water toward the island.”[45] Pribanic repeated his story to filmmaker Anthony Hilder of the Free World Alliance: “I heard a loud impact like a bomb.” The next day, when Pribanic heard the news of the Kennedy crash, he gave his information to Hank Myer of the West Tilsbury Police Department. Myer accompanied Pribanic to the site where he’d heard the explosion, which would turn out exactly where the plane went missing. Police, he was told, forwarded his information to the investigators.[46] Pribanic was apparently not the only witness of the explosion. The July 17 UPI article mentions:
“A reporter for the Vineyard Gazette newspaper told WCVB-TV in Boston that he was out walking Friday night about the time of the crash and saw ‘big white flash in the sky’ off Philbin Beach.”
When John DiNardo contacted the Vineyard Gazette in an attempt to talk with this reporter, a few days later, he was told that the “whole thing” was a mix-up due to some fireworks having been set off at “Falmouth”, and, when he insisted, he was told that the reporter was no longer employed by the paper.[47]
Like the 9:39 radio call, the ear- and eye-witnesses disappeared from news reports from July 18 on. The National Transportation Safety Board initial report, released on July 30, 1999 makes no mention of them. It states that there was no “in-flight break-up or fire, and no indication of pre-impact failure to the airframe,” which excludes an explosion damaging the plane. On June 7, 2000, eleven months after the plane crash, the NTSB released its final report. That report was announced to the press by a short official NTSB news release which included the following statement: “The probable cause of the accident, as stated in the accident report, is: ‘The pilot’s failure to maintain control of the airplane during a descent over water at night, which was a result of spatial disorientation. Factors in the accident were haze and the dark night.’” A first problem must be pointed out: that statement from the NTSB news release which is supposedly taken from the final report does not appear in the final report. In fact, as I will show, it is hard to see how the full report supports the conclusion of that news release. One gets the impression that the person who wrote the news release didn’t even read the full report.
For example, the sudden drop of altitude from 2,200 feet to 1,100 feet in 14 seconds, stated in the full report, is hard to reconcile with the news release statement. Disorientation implies that the pilot was not aware that he was flying straight into the ocean. But that is impossible, as the NTSB Investigator-in-Charge, Robert Pearce, had admitted as early as July 20, 1999: “They were aware they were going down. With that kind of descent rate, it is going to be noisier than hell in the cockpit.”[48]
Jeb Burnside, commercial pilot and editor-in-chief of Aviation Safety Magazine, did a careful analysis of the NTSB report and radar data and confirms that weather conditions and pilot experience (or lack of) fail to explain the crash:
“On paper, this accident shouldn’t have happened. Despite most of his time being in a training environment, a typical 310-hour instrument-rating student in a well-equipped airplane should have had no problem with this flight.”[49]
The mainstream media hardly paid attention to the full report, and focused on the short news release. But they even distorted it to make its hesitant conclusion (“probable cause”) more assertive and dramatic. “Haze and the dark night,” which are mentioned as “factors in the accident,” were exaggerated and declared totally unsafe for flying. “The pilot’s failure to maintain control … as a result of spatial disorientation,” became proof that JFK Jr. was incompetent to fly in such terrible weather at night. And the implication was that JFK Jr. was reckless and irresponsible to fly that night, especially with his wife and sister-in-law on board.
So, after the first step of crucial omissions in the NTSB report (JFK Jr.’s 9:39 call to the airport and Pribanic’s report of an explosion), the disinformation process continued in two more steps: first, a NTSB news release about the “probable cause” of the “accident” is falsely presented as “stated” in the NTSB final report, whereas it is in reality a far cry from the picture presented in the report; second, that relatively prudent statement is exaggerated and dramatized in mainstream news, while all contradictory details in the full report are ignored. Let’s see out that works for the two following crucial points: 1) weather conditions and visibility, 2) the pilot’s experience and cautiousness. My point is not so much to determine exactly the visibility and the level of JFK Jr.’s skill, but rather to demonstrate a concerted effort to distort credible reports on these matters, with the obvious intention to convince the public that the lack of visibility and John’s inexperience are sufficient explanations for his plane crash, although in fact, they are not."
and:
"One of the most dubious witnesses brought forward by the corporate media to support their claim of fatal visibility was Kyle Bailey. Here is how the Washington Post introduced him on July 21st:
“Kyle Bailey, 25, a pilot with more than a decade of flying experience who also keeps his plane at Essex County Airport and who frequently flies the same route as Kennedy — Fairfield to the Vineyard — took special note of Kennedy that night because Bailey had just decided against making the flight. / Bailey said he feared the combination of darkness and haze could be treacherous, causing him to lose sight of the horizon, lose his bearings, maybe even lose control of his plane. Visibility was four to five miles in Fairfield due to haze, near the margin for flying by visual rules, as opposed to instruments.”[53]
According to the NY Daily News of the same day, Bailey said:
“I saw him taxi [drive the plane on ground to prepare for take off], and I saw him take off. I [later] told my family, ‘I can’t believe he’s going up in this weather.’ At night, you don’t know where the sky ends and the ocean begins. You have no sight of the horizon. It can give you a false sense of flying level.”
“Bailey,” commented the Daily News, “was staggered by what he feared was another ghastly Kennedy tragedy. ‘It never seems to end for this family,’ he said. ‘He’s so young, with a life full of promise.’”[54]
How moving! But who is Kyle Bailey, “the last man to see Kennedy alive at the Fairfield airport”? I had no difficulty to find the answer to that question: it happens that Kyle Bailey later became an aviation analyst regularly working for major network and cable televisions such as Fox News, CBS, ABC, NBC, BBC. Bailey even appeared in the documentary Curse on the Kennedys? and very recently in the ABC documentary The Last Days of JFK Jr., aired in January 2019, in which he repeats his story. Can you swallow that blue pill?
In the same documentary The Last Days of JFK Jr. appears another private pilot by the name of Bob Arnot, who claims to have flown the same night along the same route as John. He declares there was no visibility, to the point that, when approaching Martha’s Vineyard, he could not see any lights at all. Unlike Bailey, who somehow escapted the attention of NTSB investigators, this Bob Arnot is most probably the unnamed pilot mentioned in the NTSB report as follows: “when his global positioning system (GPS) receiver indicated that he was over Martha’s Vineyard, he looked down and ‘…there was nothing to see. There was no horizon and no light. … I turned left toward Martha’s Vineyard to see if it was visible but could see no lights of any kind nor any evidence of the island. … I thought the island might [have] suffered a power failure.’” That testimony completely contradicts Martha’s Vineyard tower manager (Marvin Wyatt), who is quoted in the NTSB report as saying visibility was great. Which shows that the NTSB report is self-contradictory in some areas.
Now, it is a very small world. You can find on Wikipedia that “Dr. Bob Arnot is a journalist, author, former host of the Dr. Danger reality TV series, and previously medical and foreign correspondent for NBC and CBS.” Can you swallow that too? Or do you start to smell a media conspiracy?"
and:
"One question has been the focus of much attention from independent researchers: was there a flight instructor as co-pilot in the plane? Officially, there wasn’t. No fourth body was recovered in the wreckage. But strangely enough, one seat was also missing, and conspiracy theorists such as John Hankey have speculated that it might have had a flight instructor’s body seat-belted on it, which might have been spirited away for the sake of building up the story of an incompetent and reckless John. For if John had flown with a flight instructor, then the whole argument of his recklessness falls. Again, I am mentioning this issue here, not to make any definite conclusion, but mainly to point out evidence of a concerted effort to close the case and satisfy the public that JFK Jr. died—and killed his wife and sister-in-law—by his own recklessness.
JFK Jr. had owned his Piper Saratoga for a little more than two months, and he had never flown it without a flight instructor. He had flown to Martha’s Vineyard 8 times in the previous month with that plane, always with a flight instructor. Since he had his wife and her sister on board, it doesn’t seem like him to fly without an instructor, especially at night. According to Donald Jeffries, “Early reports, such as the one that appeared in the New York Times on July 17, 1999, indicated that a flight instructor was on the plane. JFK Jr.’s George magazine coeditor Richard Blow recounted that Kennedy had told him he was taking a flight instructor with him during their last lunch together.”[59] Then, from the next day on, any mention of a flight instructor on board disappeared. Different explanations were offered for the fact that John flew without a flight instructor that particular night, for the first time on his new plane. His biographer Christopher Andersen writes:
“On today’s trip up from New Jersey, Jay Biederman, the flight instructor who had recently helped John pass his written instrument test and was preparing him for his instrument flight test, was scheduled to go along as he had several times before. But when Biederman canceled to join his parents on a hiking trip in Switzerland, John made the fateful decision not to find a replacement.”[60]
Curiously, that explanation contradicts a key testimony included in the NTSB final report, of which John Hankey provides a good critical analysis at the end of his film. I quote here the shorter presentation from Donald Jeffries:
“one of Kennedy’s flight instructors, Robert Merena, told the NTSB, some six months after the crash, that JFK Jr. had turned down his request to fly with him by saying he wanted to “do it alone.” These dramatic, ironic words were reported widely in the establishment press and solidified the image of JFK Jr. as an irresponsible daredevil. Merena’s own lawyer would deny he’d ever made such a statement, and the memorandum produced by the NTSB regarding it was suspiciously irregular, with no date, location, or signature on it. Most crucially, Merena had been interviewed five days after the crash by the NTSB, and he never mentioned anything about this, which would certainly seem to have been a pertinent fact. Merena did tell the NTSB in this early interview, however, that he’d never seen JFK Jr. fly without an instructor.”
The damning story of John rejecting the offer of a flight instructor and stubbornly insisting to pilot alone was included in the NTSB’s final report and became widely quoted.[61] Here it is from ABC News on July 7, 2000: “John F. Kennedy Jr. turned down an offer by one of his flying instructors to accompany him the night of his fatal flight to Martha’s Vineyard, saying he ‘wanted to do it alone,’ federal investigators say.” The same could be read in the Los Angeles Times on the same day, and in The New York Times.[62]
I personally feel that the question of whether there was a co-pilot in the plane or not cannot be conclusively answered either way. But the important thing here is the strong probability that Robert Merena’s testimony was fabricated or forced, to hammer in the point that there was no co-pilot and that JFK Jr. acted irresponsibly."
and:
". . . the most suspicious thing of all is the way the bodies were disposed of after their rushed autopsies: they were cremated in Duxbury’s cemetery crematorium. Then their remains were taken aboard the Navy destroyer Briscoe, and scattered into the sea, near the place where they had found their death.
Why? “The burial for the 35th president’s son,” noted local Duxbury journalist Paula Maxwell, “was reportedly carried out in keeping with his expressed wishes.”[67] The Boston Globe reported on July 22 , “Kennedy’s family requested a burial at sea, and the Pentagon granted that request.”[68] But, the next day, the same newspaper expressed surprise:
“The cremated remains of John F. Kennedy Jr., his wife, and her sister were cast from a warship to the ocean currents in a manner not favored by the Catholic Church and in a ceremony that occurred only after the intercession of Pentagon brass. The Roman Catholic Church prefers the presence of a body at its funeral rites. And the Defense Department rarely accords the honor of burial at sea to civilians.”[69]
Moreover, no other Kennedy had ever been cremated. The reasons given for cremating JFK Jr. body do not make any sense and are contradictory. The New York Times wrote: “Kennedy family members, citing his wishes and hoping to avoid having a spectacle made of Mr. Kennedy’s final resting place, have decided to have his body cremated and his ashes scattered at sea in a Navy ceremony, a family adviser said.”[70] Can we believe that the Kennedy family, who had always showed respect for Catholic traditions, wanted no grave for JFK Jr., by fear that his grave might become a pilgrimage site? And can we believe that John, at age 39, had expressed “his wish” to be cremated? CNN added more bizarre explanations to that already incredible story:
“Sen. Kennedy, D-Massachusetts, had requested the burial at sea, saying it was his nephew’s wish to be cremated and his ashes spread on the waves. The request was approved by Defense Secretary William Cohen. / The family of the Bessette sisters requested that the two women be buried in the same ceremony, the Pentagon said. / John Jr., like his father, the late President John F. Kennedy, had a love of the sea. He spent many summers sailing and kayaking the waters where his plane crashed. / Pentagon officials tell CNN there are two grounds for granting permission for a naval burial at sea. First, there is a provision allowing for such burials for people providing “notable service or outstanding contributions to the United States. / Also, protocol allows sea burials for the children of decorated Navy veterans. President Kennedy was a naval officer wounded and cited for heroism in World War II.”[71]
How ridiculous! JFK was a decorated Navy veteran, and he surely loved sailing, yet he was buried in Arlington. It seems to me unconceivable that JFK Jr. would not have wished to be buried near his father. Even Pierre Salinger asked to be buried at Arlington Cemetery, not far from JFK. It is just as unbelievable that the Bessettes, who are said to hold John responsible for their daughters’ death, and to have received 10 million dollars in compensation from the Kennedys, would decide just the same. According to information found in RFK Jr.’s diary, published by the New York Post, Ann Freeman, Carolyn and Lauren Bessette’s mother, “began asking that her two daughters be buried near her home in Greenwich, Connecticut.” It was Edwin Schlossberg, Caroline Kennedy’s wife, who convinced her to have her two daughters cremated and their ashes spread in the ocean. “He bullied, bullied, bullied the shattered grieving mother,” writes RFK Jr., also commenting: “All the Bessette family knows that Ed hated Carolyn and did everything in his power to make her life miserable.” After Carole Radziwill, the wife of Anthony Radziwill, JFK Jr.’s cousin and close friend, complained to RFK Jr. about Schlossberg, RFK Jr. wrote in his diary: “She says she wants to start an ‘I hate Ed Club.’ There would be many, many members. John & Carolyn would have certainly applied.”[72] That surely makes us wonder about Edwin Schlossberg’s interest in the whole affair."
He settles on Killary - who feared Kennedy getting 'her' NY Senate seat - and the Mossad - who feared Jr. would be in a position to start an honest investigation of who actually killed JFK and RFK.  Lots of quibbling in the comments (and lots of people noticing he didn't look anything like JFK), though it is impossible to dispute the obvious NTSB/media corruption.  I'm infamous for not being thrilled about blaming people (well, Jews!) simply based on motive, particularly when there is no obvious way for the alleged perps to get around the usual gatekeepers, but there were no gatekeepers here, and anybody could have done it.  Whoever did it, the government and media both went out of their way to cover it up.

Monday, February 11, 2019

Blackface

"Suddenly Europe Is an Open Question – ‘A Nazi EU?’" (Crooke).  Adding 'Nazi' is surely intended to draw viewers while simultaneously taking a perfectly useful discussion completely off the rails.

Tweet (Rania Khalek):
"Here is Chelsea Clinton accusing Ilhan Omar of anti-semitism for critiquing AIPAC. You hear that? Being anti-AIPAC is now anti-semitism."
"GOP House Leader Kevin McCarthy Promises Action Against Rep. Ilhan Omar" (Wallace).  "Senate guts 1st Amendment to Guard Israel from Boycott, but Ilhan Omar can’t Bring up AIPAC" (Cole).  It is nice for once to see the preeminent role of Shlomo (and all those bags of shekels he has to schlep - oy vey! my aching back!) in American politics under discussion, with Shlomo finally start to receive the recognition he so richly deserves.  A true piece of shit like McCarthy only complains about this for a specific reason, not because it is untrue, but because his entire life is dedicated to make sure it keeps being true, and he continues to receive the bribes.

Tweet (David Klion):
"If the Palestinians could outbid AIPAC then McCarthy would be a BDS supporter, as would his entire caucus. This isn’t complicated."
"It Was The Brother: Michael Sanchez Identified As Source Of Leaked Bezos "Dick Pic"" (Durden). 

"Pecker Stiffens Resolve Against Bezos "Extortion & Blackmail" Accusations" (Durden).  As much of a criminal as (((Pecker))) indubitably is, what Bezos is alleging sounds exactly like journalism.

"As US laments human rights in Venezuela, US-allied Colombia descends into drug-fueled humanitarian crisis" (Webb).  In terms of places that are disasters mostly because of Assholia, Colombia and Indonesia are always vying for the important honor of World's #1 Shithole.

"A “Twelve Step Method” to Conduct Regime Change: From Chile (1973) to Venezuela (2019)" (tricontinental).  "WikiLeaks Reveals US Military Use Of IMF, World Bank As "Unconventional" Weapons" (Webb).  I think we can safely say the Assholians have lost the element of surprise.

"Reporter’s Diary from Venezuela" (Zotov).  You'd think Venezuela was the far side of the moon from the complete lack of actual reporting from it.  "Journalists' are terrified of the place in fear that the reality might not match Assholian PR.

"Michael Hudson: The Shape of the Venezuelan Economy, from Chavez to Maduro and Beyond":
"1. Could you summarize the state of Venezuela’s economy when Chavez came to power?
Venezuela was an oil monoculture. Its export revenue was spent largely on importing food and other necessities that it could have produced at home. Its trade was largely with the United States. So despite its oil wealth, it ran up foreign debt.
From the outset, U.S. oil companies have feared that Venezuela might someday use its oil revenues to benefit its overall population instead of letting the U.S. oil industry and its local comprador aristocracy siphon off its wealth. So the oil industry – backed by U.S. diplomacy – held Venezuela hostage in two ways.
First of all, oil refineries were not built in Venezuela, but in Trinidad and in the southern U.S. Gulf Coast states. This enabled U.S. oil companies – or the U.S. Government – to leave Venezuela without a means of “going it alone” and pursuing an independent policy with its oil, as it needed to have this oil refined. It doesn’t help to have oil reserves if you are unable to get this oil refined so as to be usable.
Second, Venezuela’s central bankers were persuaded to pledge their oil reserves and all assets of the state oil sector (including Citgo) as collateral for its foreign debt. This meant that if Venezuela defaulted (or was forced into default by U.S. banks refusing to make timely payment on its foreign debt), bondholders and U.S. oil majors would be in a legal position to take possession of Venezuelan oil assets.
These pro-U.S. policies made Venezuela a typically polarized Latin American oligarchy. Despite being nominally rich in oil revenue, its wealth was concentrated in the hands of a pro-U.S. oligarchy that let its domestic development be steered by the World Bank and IMF. The indigenous population, especially its rural racial minority as well as the urban underclass, was excluded from sharing in the country’s oil wealth. The oligarchy’s arrogant refusal to share the wealth, or even to make Venezuela self-sufficient in essentials, made the election of Hugo Chavez a natural outcome."
and (heavy duty conspiracy theory! - my emphasis in red):
"6. Venezuela kept a lot of its gold in the UK and money in the USA. How could Chavez and Maduro trust these countries or did they not have another choice? Are there viable alternatives to New York and London or are they still the “only game in town” for the world’s central banks?
There was never real trust in the Bank of England or Federal Reserve, but it seemed unthinkable that they would refuse to permit an official depositor from withdrawing its own gold. The usual motto is “Trust but verify.” But the unwillingness (or inability) of the Bank of England to verify means that the formerly unthinkable has now arrived: Have these central banks sold this gold forward in the post-London Gold Pool and its successor commodity markets in their attempt to keep down the price so as to maintain the appearance of a solvent U.S. dollar standard?
Paul Craig Roberts has described how this system works. There are forward markets for currencies, stocks and bonds. The Federal Reserve can offer to buy a stock in three months at, say, 10% over the current price. Speculators will by the stock, bidding up the price, so as to take advantage of “the market’s” promise to buy the stock. So by the time three months have passed, the price will have risen. That is largely how the U.S. “Plunge Protection Team” has supported the U.S. stock market.
The system works in reverse to hold down gold prices. The central banks holding gold can get together and offer to sell gold at a low price in three months. “The market” will realize that with low-priced gold being sold, there’s no point in buying more gold and bidding its price up. So the forward-settlement market shapes today’s market.
The question is, have gold buyers (such as the Russian and Chinese government) bought so much gold that the U.S. Fed and the Bank of England have actually had to “make good” on their forward sales, and steadily depleted their gold? In this case, they would have been “living for the moment,” keeping down gold prices for as long as they could, knowing that once the world returns to the pre-1971 gold-exchange standard for intergovernmental balance-of-payments deficits, the U.S. will run out of gold and be unable to maintain its overseas military spending (not to mention its trade deficit and foreign disinvestment in the U.S. stock and bond markets). My book on Super-Imperialism explains why running out of gold forced the Vietnam War to an end. The same logic would apply today to America’s vast network of military bases throughout the world.
Refusal of England and the U.S. to pay Venezuela means that other countries means that foreign official gold reserves can be held hostage to U.S. foreign policy, and even to judgments by U.S. courts to award this gold to foreign creditors or to whoever might bring a lawsuit under U.S. law against these countries.
This hostage-taking now makes it urgent for other countries to develop a viable alternative, especially as the world de-dedollarizes and a gold-exchange standard remains the only way of constraining the military-induced balance of payments deficit of the United States or any other country mounting a military attack. A military empire is very expensive – and gold is a “peaceful” constraint on military-induced payments deficits. (I spell out the details in my Super Imperialism: The Economic Strategy of American Empire (1972), updated in German as Finanzimperium (2017).
The U.S. has overplayed its hand in destroying the foundation of the dollar-centered global financial order. That order has enabled the United States to be “the exceptional nation” able to run balance-of-payments deficits and foreign debt that it has no intention (or ability) to pay, claiming that the dollars thrown off by its foreign military spending “supply” other countries with their central bank reserves (held in the form of loans to the U.S. Treasury – Treasury bonds and bills – to finance the U.S. budget deficit and its military spending, as well as the largely military U.S. balance-of-payments deficit.
Given the fact that the EU is acting as a branch of NATO and the U.S. banking system, that alternative would have to be associated with the Shanghai Cooperation Organization, and the gold would have to be kept in Russia and/or China."
"Canada, Israel and the “Rule of Law”" (Kattenburg).  The one good thing about the Khazars is that there unceasing corruption of Western politicians reveals the complete bullshit behind everything these politicians say (as they enjoy their shekels).

Also, a scandal with good timing in considering the Canadian 'rule of law':  "Andrew Coyne: Hard to overstate seriousness of SNC-Lavalin allegations".  This is a surprisingly crude level of sheer crookedness from Trudeau, something you might expect to see in Africa.

"A Guide to Decoding the Doublespeak on Syria" (Ford).

"How Syria Won The Revolution; The Jihadi Factor" (Ghassan and Intibah Kadi).  Saudi incompetence in failing to hide the true nature of their proxy fighters.

"Have Islamic State’s Jihadists Joined Al-Nusra Front in Syria’s Idlib?" (Sadiq). The Americans redeployed their head-lopping proxy army to various places, some to Africa, some to Afghanistan, and some, apparently, to Idlib.

"Harsh Turkish Condemnation Of Xinjiang Cracks Muslim Wall Of Silence" (Dorsey).  "Turkey condemns China on Uighur problem" (Bhadrakumar).  The country that wants to extend its borders into China and has set up a huge terrorism campaign to try to get there is now complaining about the Chinese trying to stop the terrorism.

Tweet (WikiLeaks):
"A decade of European Russia v US gas wars from laid out in US embassy cable from 2008 Full cable: "
"10 reasons the Gilets Jaunes are the real deal" (Studdert).

"Does Washington Rule The World?" (Giraldi).  Lawfare.

"Germany's Snub Of Lockheed’s F-35 Unleashes Dramatic Geopolitical Consequences" (Durden).  "US Outraged Over Germany's Transfer Of Terrorist Who Killed Americans To Turkey" (Durden).  "Italy, Germany resist ban on Huawei’s 5G gear" (Scott).  The Assholian Imperial Diktat is starting to fray a little.

"‘5G Will Be a Global Catastrophe’: Activist Warns of Massive ‘Human Guinea Pigs’ Trial".  Progress is when you can get the cancer without even having to hold the cell phones up to your brain.

"Iran to the Iraqis: do not attack US forces unless they refuse to withdraw following a parliamentary decision" (Magnier).

"U.S. to Purchase Israel’s Iron Dome Missile Defense, Citing ‘Immediate Need’".  It's Peak Khazar when you have to 'purchase' a non-functional system that you already paid for and for which you have no possible use!

"Anti-Semitic Mob Attacks Jew Museum Over Ties to Jew Druglords" (Anglin).   A jaw-droppingly astonishing express attack by protesters against the scourge of our age, the one that can't be mentioned, anti-gentilism.  Amazing!

"Intersectionality and Israel’s transnational violence" (Jegić).  The white nationalist attack on the Jews is that they created identity politics specifically to weaken gentile societies, and when you see what happens when the same logic of identity politics is applied to the Jews themselves it is difficult to deny that the white nationalists might be on to something.

The Khazarian history of Crimea!:  "Battle of the Khazars. Crimea. 20th century history" (Kolmykov).

"Mystery Surrounding 'Lost' $150M Crypto Fortune Deepens As Analysts Question Exchange Founder's Death" (Durden).  They over-egged the pudding when the Official Story went that he was in India to open an orphanage!  There seems to be enough money involved that a PI could be hired to find this guy.

"Blackface History Is Jewish History" (Nation of Islam Research Group).