Friday, September 08, 2017

Sort of

"Escobar Exposes Real BRICS Bombshell: Putin's "Fair Multipolar World" Where Oil Trade Bypasses The Dollar".  "India Should Learn the Right Lesson from China Standoff" (Bhadrakumar).  "Upon Evading a Major Conflict with China, India Gets Back to its Political Games".

"What the Media Isn’t Telling You About North Korea’s Missile Tests" (Whitney):
"What the media failed to mention was that, for the last three weeks, Japan, South Korea and the US have been engaged in large-scale joint-military drills on Hokkaido Island and in South Korea. These needlessly provocative war games are designed to simulate an invasion of North Korea and a “decapitation” operation to remove (Re: Kill) the regime. North Korea’s supreme leader, Kim Jong-un has asked the US repeatedly to end these military exercises, but the US has stubbornly refused. The US reserves the right to threaten anyone, anytime and anywhere even right on their doorstep. It’s part of what makes the US exceptional.  . . .  Monday’s missile test (which flew over Hokkaido Island) was conducted just hours after the war games ended. The message was clear: The North is not going to be publicly humiliated and slapped around without responding. Rather than show weakness, the North demonstrated that it was prepared to defend itself against foreign aggression. In other words, the test was NOT a “bold and provocative act” (as the media stated) but a modest and well thought-out response by a country that has experienced 64 years of relentless hectoring, sanctions, demonization and saber rattling by Washington. The North responded because the Washington’s incitements required a response. End of story."
"It’s difficult to overstate how reactionary Obama’s policies became."  You have to wonder if the Sony 'hack' was part of an American conspiracy to vilify North Korea.

The Daily Stormer is up, this time out of Austria!: "Hungary Announces Aid Payments for White People Affected by Hurricane Harvey".   "Who Will Trump Nominate to the Fed to Fill the Israeli High Government Official Seat?" (Sailer).  You have to love the supremacist shenanigans!

"Why Israel is flexing muscles at Hezbollah" (Bhadrakumar):
". . . Jordan, which used to be Israel’s main staging post for operations in Syria, is showing signs of “defecting” to the Russian side. This is not surprising because Jordan sees the writing on the wall, especially after the Gulf Arab states began distancing themselves from the Syrian cauldron in the most recent months. Russia has been quietly cultivating Jordan. The Saudi establishment media organ Al-Arabiya carried a report on Monday to the effect that Jordan is edging toward re-opening relations with Syria and that Damascus is reciprocating the sentiment. It quoted a Syrian official as saying, “Hearts in Syria and Jordan still beat for each other and this reflects the Arab people’s longing for the project of reawakening and liberation.”

Meanwhile there are signs that Turkey may mediate a normalization between Jordan and Iran, too. What Israel is unlikely to overlook is that Hamas is also re-establishing links with Tehran. The new Hamas leader Yehiyeh Sinwar was quoted as saying on Monday that Iran is now “the largest backer financially and militarily” to Hamas’ armed wing. (Fox News)

So, we get here an interesting regional line-up of Turkey, Syria, Lebanon, Gaza, Jordan, Iraq and Iran which have a shared antipathy toward Israel for one reason or the other. Paradoxically, the recent spat within the Gulf Cooperation Council has erased the sectarian divide in the regional politics, which of course has a multiplier effect on Iran’s regional influence. Equally, Israel is viewed as a key patron of the Kurdish separatist movement in Iraq, while Turkey, Syria, Iraq and Iran have congruent interest in preventing, no matter what it takes, the emergence of an independent Kurdistan on the regional map. All in all, therefore, the victory in the Syrian war greatly boosts Iran’s regional standing and gives it land access to the East Mediterranean coast."

"FBI says witnesses in U.S. probe into Malaysia's 1MDB fear for safety".  "Meeting World’s Biggest Crook Najib – Trump Should Stop Trying To Prove He’s The U.S. Biggest Moron".

"Bangladesh eliminates post-flood disease deaths".

"DACA Dies, Sort of" (Reed).  I wonder when Americans are going to wake up to the fact that the nationalist/anti-immigration stance is a trick, originally developed in Europe but popularized in the US by people like Steyn and Coulter, to trick systematically abused white people to vote Republican.  There isn't going to be a Wall, and Trump is actually going to end up deporting fewer people than the sainted Barry, the most progressive man who ever lived.

"Where Have All the Workers Gone: Opioids and US Labor Force Participation".

"Did Imran Awan Turn On Wasserman Schultz? New Report Suggests He Led Police To Her Laptop" (Durden).
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