Thursday, October 26, 2017

Good morning!

""The Hoax Turned Around": Trump Responds To News Hillary Funded "Fake Dossier"" (Durden).  "The Bonnie and Clyde of US politics - by Publius Tacitus".  "What Did Hillary Clinton Know?" (Parry).

Marshall's chutzpah (Marshall has a distinctly Nixonian inability to distinguish opposition research from dirty tricks, and continues to state, as an indisputable fact, the usual wackadoodle Clintonista Russian conspiracy theory, the idea that Putin and Trump made a deal that Putin would install Trump and Trump would then grant Russia post-election favors):
 "Whether the execs at top of the Clinton campaign knew about it, Marc Elias may have helped save his country by making the decision to fund this critical research. Thank you, Marc Elias! I know that sounds a bit hyperbolic but it’s really not. Here’s why.

Remember, the Trump plan was to hit the ground running in January with a series of policy pay offs to Russia. It was the mounting FBI investigation into Trump’s ties to Russia, helped along significantly by information Steele uncovered, that got into the spokes of the Trump effort during the transition and hobbled the efforts to make the pay off. It’s what led to the rapid and chaotic series of events that forced the firing of Mike Flynn, the revelations about clandestine communications between Trump associates and the Russian Ambassador and finally to Trump’s decision to fire James Comey.

The Trump team wanted to deliver for Russia right out of the gate in January, a quick series of accommodations and a ‘grand bargain’ with Vladimir Putin. It was the investigation into Trump’s ties to Russia that got in the way and mainly prevented it. It’s clear that Steele’s research played a major role in that. Remember, the FBI found it so critical it agreed to continue funding Steele’s research. Without Marc Elias’s decision, that research may never have been conducted. The country owes him a debt of gratitude."

"Hillary Clinton Lied, Paid For "Trump Dossier"".  Clintonista operatives expressly lied to reporters to keep this story from coming out.  And the FBI/Comey are up to their necks in the actual anti-Trump conspiracy, with former FBI director Mueller exactly the wrong guy to be investigating treasonous FBI wrongdoing.

"The FBI’s Forgotten Criminal History" (Bovard).  It is an organized crime gang with a forensic lab.

"Former Podesta Group Executive Says Firm Peddled Russian Oligarchs All Over DC With Paul Manafort [VIDEO]".  Bipartisan influence peddling.

"DOJ Continues to Block Media Access to Tsarnaev".  All that lead poured into the boat by Boston police was supposed to result in his death.  They most certainly can't have him talking to reporters.

"Las Vegas shooter's laptop missing its hard drive".  Never an end to the nonsense.  Why would Paddock, who we're told intended to escape, remove and hide his hard drive?

"Steve Bannon’s already murky Middle East ties deepen".  Bannon and Mercer and others profit as long as the Qatar 'crisis' continues.

"NSA document confirms Saudi prince ordered the attacks on the Syrian Presidential Palace and Damascus Airport". Bizarre attempt to massage/manage this story from The Intercept:  "NSA Document Says Saudi Prince Directly Ordered Coordinated Attack By Syrian Rebels On Damascus".

"Kurds offer to suspend independence drive, seek talks with Baghdad".  Too easy.

"One of Harvey Weinstein’s Assistants Breaks Her NDA to Reveal How Silence Is Bought".  For public policy reasons, we don't allow enforcement of all contracts (e.g., racist restrictive housing covenants).  It seems obvious that an NDA that prohibits disclosure of a criminal act should be unenforceable.

"Hollywood is overcrowded with pedophiles and predators" (Alexis).

"The U.S. military is conducting secret missions all over Africa" (Turse, who has been writing about this in detail for years).  'Training missions'.  "America's appalling inattention to war", a symptom of American Exceptionalism.  The victims aren't important enough to notice.  "The question D.C. dare not answer: Why are we in Niger? | Will Bunch".  "Trump, Pentagon shaken by mounting crisis over Niger deaths" (Martin).

"US Soldiers in Niger: A Hidden Global Mission" (Kampmark).  Pretending to fight ISIS is the lie that keeps on giving.

"The Pentagon Can't Say What Happened In Niger. Local Officials Say Troops Were Set Up."  You have to love that the Pentagon is whining that the other side didn't fight fair!

"US threatens Iran after fall of ISIS “capital” of Raqqa".  Note Frederick Kagan's Zionist warmongering.

"Reporter who witnessed JFK assassination says new files will fuel conspiracy theories".  Aynesworth is a horrible CIA operative, and he seems to be indicating that this dump will be used to plant more CIA disinformation about Oswald.

"'Fake Photos'; Tillerson, Melania, Paddock ... " (Aangirfan).  Doubles.

"The Saudi Trillions".  Salman's brand-new PR campaign versus the vile reality of the place.

"US Targets Russian Nord Stream-2 Gas Project: Déjà Vu Story" (Korzun).  I don't think the Europeans want to freeze in the dark.

Zodiac Killer stands up for color revolutions:  "Free Kem Sokha or elections tarnished, US Senator Ted Cruz warns Cambodia".  "Cambodia Is Trying to Snip a Color Revolution Attempt in the Bud" (Korybko).

"Shifting Blame as US Agenda Unfolds in Myanmar" (Cartalucci). Still all about China.

What goes around comes around:  "Swedish Journalist Who Called Assange 'Criminal' Accused Of Rape And Sexual Assault Of Girls As Young As 14".

"Who wrote the Balfour Declaration and why: The World War I Connection" (Weir):
"Author Peter Grose reports, “The idea had come to [the British] from an unlikely source. In November 1915, long before the United States was involved in the war, the fertile brain of Horace Kallen… had come up with the idea of an Allied statement supporting in whatever veiled way was deemed necessary, Jewish national rights in Palestine.”

Grose writes that Kallen suggested the idea to a well-connected British friend who would pass the idea along. According to Kallen, such a statement “would give a natural outlet for the spontaneous pro-English, French, and Italian sympathies of the Jewish masses.” Kallen told his friend that this would help break down America’s neutrality, which Kallen knew was the aim of British diplomacy, desperate to bring the U.S. into the war on its side."
"Horace Kallen" (links removed):
"He advanced the ideal that cultural diversity and national pride were compatible with each other and that ethnic and racial diversity strengthened America. His critics pointed out his disingenuousness since, as a Jewish intellectual and member of the Zionist Organization of America, his vision of multicultural America was quite the opposite of his vision of the Jewish state of Israel as a totally Jewish nation. Kallen is credited with coining the term cultural pluralism."
"Facebook apologizes after wrong translation sees Palestinian man arrested for posting ‘good morning’".
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