ASSASSINATION | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

ASSASSINATION

Jan 02 21:16

Commander of Iran’s Quds Force, PMU deputy head martyred in US strike

Major General Qassem Soleimani, the commander of the Quds Force of Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC), and Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, the second-in-command of Iraq's Popular Mobilization Units (PMU), have been killed in US airstrikes in the Iraqi capital Baghdad.

Jan 02 21:14

Iran Quds Force commander killed in strike on convoy at Baghdad Airport

The shit will hit the fan now!

The head of Iran’s elite Quds Force, Qassem Soleimani, has been killed in a strike near the Baghdad International Airport, along with senior leaders of the Iraqi Shia militia, the Iran Revolutionary Guards Corps has confirmed.

The news of the commander’s demise was carried by Iran’s semi-official Fars news agency, citing The Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps.

Dec 30 14:08

Media Disappointed To Learn Armed Citizen Stopped Mass Shooting

U.S.—The nation's media outlets announced they were grieving today as an armed citizen stopped a mass shooting.

"We grieve that this tragedy we could have exploited for weeks on end was stopped by a good guy with a gun," said one teary-eyed MSNBC reporter on the scene. "Our thoughts and prayers are with the shooter."

Dec 29 06:41

Somalia truck bombing kills at least 90 people, dozens wounded

A truck bomb killed at least 90 people and wounded dozens more in Somalia’s capital Saturday morning — the deadliest attack in Mogadishu since a 2017 bombing that killed more than 500 people.

Most of those killed were university and other students returning to class, Mayor Omar Mohamud Mohamed said at the scene, where rescuers carried bloodied bodies past twisted wreckage.

Multiple reports said at least 17 Somali police officers were among the dead.

Officials said the death toll is likely to rise.

The target may have been Turkish engineers who were in a vehicle near the busy security checkpoint where the truck exploded, Bloomberg News reported. Two Turkish brothers and two other foreign nationals were among the dead.

No one has claimed responsibility for the attack.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I looked at this headline, and wondered; Is there a US troop presence in this country about which someone is desperately unhappy?!? And why?!?

In researching, I stumbled across an article from April 2019, with the following headline; US military mission in Somalia could take seven years to complete

SAY WHAT?!? the article goes on to explain: "While officials say the effort is making progress, they tell CNN that the US training mission is likely to not be completed until 2026.

For nearly two years, a small team of US Special Operations forces has been embedded with the Somali National Army, assisting in the fight against the militant group Al-Shabaab. As well as advising on airstrikes and ground assaults, the Navy SEAL-led team's primary task is to train and build Somalia its own elite light infantry force.

Named Danab, which in Somali means lightning, the force currently numbers only about 500 soldiers, too few to carry out operations in a country with a coastline almost as long as the east coast of the US. The plan, US defense officials say, is to eventually build Danab into a force of 3,000 soldiers capable of clearing militants from villages and towns across Somalia."

Forgive me, but isn't this just the same kind of thing the US has tried in both Afghanistan and Iraq, which has been met with only a tiny metric by which one could measure the programs' success, which was actually closer to zip, none, nada?!?

So why Somalia, and why now?!? Is it a great "love and bonding" between Somalia's President, Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed, and President Trump?!? The former dual US/Somali citizen is American educated; He renounced his US citizenship just when the US was bombing his country heavily last summer, hoping that his citizens would forget all about it, as the US bombs indiscriminately killed innocent people, and destroyed what little physical housing and possessions they had.

And what has Somalia got after which the US government covets and prizes highly?!?
uranium; and lots of it!! Oh, and oil too!

Shell, Exxon reach deal for Somalia oil blocks

The pattern is crystal clear here; install a western-centric political structure in place (regime-changing the existing government first, if necessary); have western-centric companies expropriate the countries resources, to which they have no moral right; and insure that those resources are only sold in US dollars.

The US does not have troops in this country "out of the goodness of its heart", to protect the Somali people from extremists; the US military is there to clean out any competition to those companies already developing resources here.

Dec 29 05:48

BALTIMORE BREAKS CITY RECORD FOR KILLINGS PER CAPITA IN 2019

SOURCE: AP
Baltimore broke its annual per capita homicide record after reaching 342 killings Friday.

With just over 600,000 residents, the city hit a historically high homicide rate of about 57 per 100,000 people after recent relentless gunfire saw eight people shot — three fatally — in one day and nine others — one fatally — another day.

The new rate eclipses that of 1993, when the city had a record 353 killings but was much more populous before years of population exodus.

By contrast, New York City, with more than 8 million residents, had 306 homicides through Dec. 15.

The total is up from 309 in 2018 and matches the 342 killings tallied in 2017 and 2015, the year when the city’s homicide rate suddenly spiked.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Prayers for the victims and their families; but what happened here to make the numbers spike so intensely?!?

Dec 28 15:33

US Navy Chief Says Only ‘Regime Change’ in Iran Can Stop Country’s ‘Provocative Actions’ in Gulf

Russian and Chinese warships joined Iran’s Navy and Revolutionary Guards vessels on Friday for four days’ worth of maritime exercises in the Gulf of Oman and the northern Indian Ocean, simulating search and rescue, anti-piracy and shooting drills.

The US Navy is concerned that the recent lull in hostilities with Iran following this summer’s string of escalatory actions in the form of tanker sabotage attacks, ship seizures and drone shootdowns may be repeated, Acting Navy Secretary Thomas Modly has said.

“I think they’re going to continue to perform provocative actions over there,” Modly said, speaking to Reuters on Friday. “And I think they’ll look at every opportunity they can to do that,” he added, without offering any more details.

“There’s nothing that suggests to me, short of a regime change there, that you have a different tone set from the leadership, that would suggest to me that they’re going to stop doing what they’ve been doing,” Modly explained.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Major Modly, can you please produce something even remotely resembling the hard evidence, regarding Iran's alleged "provocations"?!?

Because for the US to go to war against Iran right now, or in the near future, is "inviting" a Russian retaliation through the deployment of their newest and most deadly weapon, against which the US and its allies have utterly no defense; the Avangard, which has recently been introduced to the Russian military.

Dec 28 06:58

‘Blinding the Truth’: Israeli Snipers Target Gaza Protesters in the Eyes

The journalist

According to Dr Alqedra, most people with eye injuries from the Great Return March are journalists or photographers.

One of them is Sami Musran 35, a photographer who works for Al-Aqsa TV. On July 19, he was shot several times – first in his hand, the next two times in his shoulders and the fourth time in the chest. (Fortunately, he was wearing a bulletproof vest, so it did not harm him.) The last time cost him his left eye.

Sami says he had received several calls from Israeli officers warning him not to take photos at the Great Return March. His mother also received calls, saying her son might be killed.

“Forty times, my Facebook account was hacked or deleted for me, and I received death threats as well,” he says. “But I decided to keep on with my work to reveal the Israeli crimes against unarmed Palestinians who participate in the march.”

The night before Musran was shot, his wife tried to insist he stay home, but he refused.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Notice that when Israel does this against Palestinian reporters or children, this is always defended by the US, while when the Iranian government does this, it is always characterized as horrible, and wrong, which it actually is in both cases!!

Dec 27 13:26

A Man Died After Police Slammed His Head Into His Own Car Because They Thought He'd Stolen it

After a California cop caught up to the driver of a vehicle he believed to be stolen, he slammed the driver’s head into the car and put him in a sleeper hold. The driver died.

But the man behind the wheel, David Glen Ward, was actually the victim of a carjacking — not the perpetrator — and had reported his Honda Civic stolen to the Sonoma County Sheriff’s Office just days earlier, on Nov. 24. The 52-year-old had somehow recovered the vehicle, according to the Washington Post, but didn’t tell police the car was back in his possession. Ward was then driving the car home around 6 a.m. on Nov. 27 when police spotted the Honda Civic and began pursuing the vehicle, without realizing the driver was Ward.

Dec 26 10:07

ISRAEL TO REINSTITUTE ‘ASSASSINATIONS POLICY’

SOURCE: MIDDLE EAST MONITOR

Israel’s foreign minister on Thursday said Tel Aviv would return to “the policy of assassinations” against Palestinian resistance figures in the Gaza Strip, Reuters reports.
In statements he made to Israel’s army radio, Yisrael Katz indicated that there was “an intelligence effort to identify the rockets’ launchers and work to eliminate them.”

He stressed: “Intelligence efforts are currently focused on determining who is responsible for ordering missile launch instructions in order to work to eliminate him.”

On Wednesday evening, Israel’s iron dome anti-missile system intercepted a missile reportedly fired from the Gaza Strip towards the country’s south while Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was attending an election rally in Ashkelon province.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

One has to wonder; was Wednesday's alleged attack close to where Netanyahu was campaigning, done to give the Knesset a "raison d'etre" for bringing back assassinations as the "new normal" for Israel?!?

Understanding just how good these folks are with geopolitical theatre, I, right now, would not bet against this possibility.

Dec 25 10:01

Saudi Artillery Strikes Kill 17 at Yemen Border Market

Cross-border shelling by Saudi Arabian forces against a popular marketplace on the Yemeni side of the border killed at least 17 people, according to locals. Indications are that everyone killed was a civilian, and the Saudis have not commented on why they attacked.

The sources said 12 Ethiopian migrants were among those killed in Yemen, and that 15 people were wounded and taken to hospitals for treatment. The market has been attacked several times by Saudi forces.

The market doesn’t seem to have any military significance, but it is in Saada Province, which is the main province of the Houthi movement. This seems to be reason enough for the Saudis to regularly attack them.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

When I was a kid in public school, I never imagined, in my wildest dreams, that the US was anything but the "good guy" in its dealings with other countries.

Then came the insanity of the Vietnam War, and that.... was an industrial-strength wake-up call that challenged my former evaluation of the US government's actions internationally forever.

Fast forward to the Trump Administration, and here is what we see; the US government, in collusion with Saudi Arabian government in their war crimes, to bomb Yemen to back beyond the stone age; military interventions in countries around the world, in order to expropriate their resources, to which we have no moral right; and threatening the awakening economic and military powerhouses of Russia and China with a shooting war, because it's just great for the US military/industrial complex.

I have a friend who once confided that she believed we were actually living through the "End Times" of Biblical prophecy; and looking at the pathological inability from the US government to do something remotely intelligent, as in learning from its mistakes over the decades, I have to wonder if she doesn't have a valid point here.

Dec 25 09:46

Israel says filing error to blame for strike that killed nine members of al-Sawarka familyIsraeli army says the home of the Palestinian family was not a military compound as it was previously categorised

In November, Israel conducted a series of air strikes on the Gaza Strip after it assassinated a senior Islamic Jihad commander and his wife.

The Palestinian armed group retaliated to the assassination by launching a barrage of rockets into Israel, before the two parties agreed on a ceasefire following joint Egyptian and UN mediation.

‘All that’s left are their school uniforms’: Israeli air strike kills eight Palestinian relatives
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During the two days of air strikes, at least 34 Palestinians were reported killed and more than 100 wounded.

No Israelis were killed during the same time period.

The deadliest of these attacks was carried out on the home of the al-Sawarka family, killing eight members of the family, including children.

A week after the strike, a ninth member of the family, Mohammed al-Sawarka, died from injuries sustained in the bombing.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This was no "computer error"; this was "genocide by increments", wiping out a few Palestinian families, and their children.

It is a favorite tactic of the IDF, who, after the slaughter, say, "Geewhiz, gang, our bad! It was a clerical error which caused the slaughter of these innocent families, really, you have to believe us, honest, it was just a mistake!"

This is why the peaceful, non-violent course of BDS is the right, and moral course, for the rest of the world to follow against Israel for these horrific assassinations; Most Israelis speak Hebrew, and some may speak some English; but all Israelis are very bi-lingual when it comes to economics.

Dec 24 08:11

MI5 GIVEN THE GO-AHEAD TO ALLOW INFORMANTS TO COMMIT CRIMES

HUMAN rights campaigners today vowed to appeal against a “knife-edge” divided tribunal ruling which allowed MI5 to continue authorising informants to commit serious criminal offences.

Privacy International, Reprieve, the Committee on the Administration of Justice (CAJ) and the Pat Finucane Centre took legal action against the government over a policy the groups claim “purports to permit agents to participate in crime” potentially including murder, kidnap and torture.

The campaign groups said the policy effectively “immunises criminal conduct from prosecution” and asked the Investigatory Powers Tribunal (IPT) to declare the policy unlawful and grant an injunction to restrain further conduct.

But the tribunal today ruled the policy lawful by a 3-2 majority.

Reprieve director Maya Foa said: “The IPT’s knife-edge judgment, with unprecedented published dissenting opinions, shows just how dubious the government’s secret policy is.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

So let me get this straight: UK intelligence agents are now formally authorized to commit torture, if they deem it necessary to extract life-saving information, and there will be no lawful repercussions for having done this.

I have to wonder just how far they are going to have to "grandfather" this protection in for people in intelligence work, who have already been accused of this kind of behaviour.

But the big, ugly question here is timing; why now?!?

What sort of "horrible, hideous international incident" is the British and/or US going to throw at us this time, to distract us from what is going and for when is this being planned?!?

I would politely suggest, that the timing of this ruling is anything but accidental.

Dec 22 11:11

His Name Is Levi Cole Ellerbe: White Six-Month Old Kidnapped, Burned Alive and Murdered by Black Woman

White lives don’t matter.[Woman arrested in Natchitoches baby’s death, KTBS.com, 7-23-18]:

Louisiana Fire Marshal’s Office along with the Natchitoches Police Department arrested Felicia Marie-Nicole Smith, 25. She has been charged with first-degree murder in the death of Levi Cole Ellerbe. Ellerbe had been set on fire and was discovered off of Breda Avenue in Natchitoches.

Dec 21 14:46

Ten Disturbing Facts About Justice Scalia’s Death

[Feb 29, 2016] In conclusion, we have established a clear motive in a dangerous climate of tyranny and treason with a victim left all alone in one of the most isolated remote locations in the country without any of his usual security guards. We have a third-string Justice of the Peace declaring death by natural causes without even visiting the location, without any medical examination, without any coroner involvement, and pronouncing it way faster than this process normally takes even though the victim was one of the most powerful men in America. The hotel owner turns out to be a major donor to President Obama, refuses to reveal the name of the victim to the local Sherriff, tells the Sherriff he has no authority in his own county, instructs him to turn it over to federal agents, and then acts as the primary liaison for them. Then all the evidence was promptly destroyed as the body was embalmed without any autopsy.

Dec 21 08:05

Top US General Denies That US Troops Died in Vain in Afghanistan

Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Mark Milley sought to defend the Afghan War on Friday, despite the Afghanistan Papers showing systematic official lies about the failed conflict, insisting that the documents were a “mischaracterization” of the war, and that there was no unified decision to deceive the public.

Rather, the position here seems to be that hundreds of Pentagon officials took it upon themselves and each individually decided to deceive the public a little bit, culminating in a colossal lie which couldn’t be explicitly blamed on anyone.

Gen. Milley insisted the war had been a success in that there hadn’t been any specific terror attacks out of Afghanistan for the war’s duration, and particularly objected to the idea that anyone had died “in vain” in the conflict.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Gen. Milley, I will not allow my great respect for the American military be destroyed by one man's solipsistic, and arrogant rant about "no one having died in vain"; this war was simply unwinnable, and those in civilian government did not hesitate to put our brave men and women in uniform in harm's way, thinking that the Afghani people could actually be "pacified" to the point where Afghanistan's great embarrassment of resources could be expropriated, with very little "fuss" from the locals.

Their premises, to even believe that such a feat was doable, were completely unhinged from reality; and the sooner you, and your colleagues in places of high command, understand this, the better you are going to be able to advise leadership, both present and future, about the limits to what "military muscle and equipment" alone can accomplish, if you cannot change the hearts and minds of the people whose country you have just invaded, who must now live through the misery of their country's occupation.

Dec 21 05:52

FORMER NYPD COP GETS PROBATION FOR SHOOTING RIVAL IN THE FACE AND PLANTING FAKE EVIDENCE ON HIS VICTIM

SOURCE: SHANE TREJO, LIBERTY CONSERVATIVE NEWS
Former New York City Police Department (NYPD) sergeant Ritchard Blake has received five years of probation after being caught on surveillance camera shooting a man in the face and planting evidence on him.

Brooklyn Supreme Court Justice Danny Chun made his final sentence last week, giving a slap on the wrist to Blake that is a shocking example of how law enforcement personnel experiences a different standard of justice than ordinary civilians.

Blake, 40, was recorded on Aug. 2, 2018 firing two bullets toward Thavone Santana’s jaw and then planting a blade next to Santana as he laid on the ground. He would later return to the crime scene and pick up the knife. According to a civil lawsuit filed against the city, Blake acted out in a jealous rage.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

(Sigh) As long as cases like this continue to go very unpunished, it is no wonder that the people of New York feel as though they can no longer trust any cops they encounter, even if they happen to be good, and fair, police officers.

Dec 20 14:03

At Least 61 US Veterans Who Guarded 'Contaminated' Ex-Russian Base Died Or Have Cancer

At least 61 US special operations forces who were deployed to a former Soviet base just a few hundred miles from the Afghanistan border have either died or have cancer, according to a new report by McClatchy DC's Tara Copp.

The deployment, which began shortly after the 9/11 attacks, were to a military site in Uzbekistan called Karshi-Khanabad, known as K2. It was leased by the United States from the Uzbek government weeks after the 2001 terrorist incident, as it was in close proximity to al Qaeda and Taliban targets.

The US troops were greeted by "radiation hazard" warning signs, 'black goo' oozing fro the ground, and pond water that glowed green, according to the report.

K2 was contaminated with chemical weapons remnants, radioactive processed uranium and other hazards, according to documents obtained by McClatchy.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Veterans' Affairs Department Head Wilkie, get these Vets the care they need and deserve; and right the heck now!!!!

Dec 20 12:14

Int'l Criminal Court Has No Jurisdiction to Investigate in Palestinian Territories - Netanyahu

The prime minister's statement came shortly after the International Criminal Court Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda said she would open a full investigation into "the situation in Palestine" as it had been determined that war crimes had been committed there.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has slammed the International Criminal Court's intention to probe the situation in Palestinian territories. According to Netanyahu, the ICC has no jurisdiction to conduct an investigation in Palestine.

"The court has no jurisdiction in this case. The ICC only has jurisdiction over petitions submitted by sovereign states. But there has never been a Palestinian state," Netanyahu said on Friday.

The court's prosecutor Fatou Bensouda earlier in the day said that she would not require the authorisation of the Pre-Trial Chamber to launch the investigation as Palestine had asked for a probe

Webmaster's Commentary: 

OK, folks, that second to the last paragraph from this article caused our BED (Bovine Excrement Detector) to rekit, and die an horrific death.

Mr. Prime Minister Netanyahu, every time you let a whopper like this out of your mouth, we are going to have to bill you, personally, for its replacement.

And sir, just let me ask; if there was never a Palestinian state, how and why does Palestinian coinage exist, please?!?


Coins from the British Palestine

This woman spearheading the investigation... has sand. She is at least asking the questions most people dare not ask, certainly not regarding Israel's treatment of Palestinians.

Dec 19 07:04

APPLE, GOOGLE, MICROSOFT, DELL AND TESLA ARE SUED OVER ALLEGED CHILD LABOR IN CONGO

International Rights Advocates filed a federal class action against the five companies in Washington, D.C. on Sunday, where the group is based. The complaint claims that the firms "are knowingly benefiting from and aiding and abetting the cruel and brutal use of young children" to mine cobalt in extremely dangerous conditions.

The defendants have known for a "significant period of time" that Congo’s mining sector "is dependent upon children," the complaint said, adding that cobalt mined in the region is listed as a good produced by child labor or forced labor by the US Department of Labor.

The world's biggest metal exchange is getting serious about child labor and conflict minerals.

"Further, the horrors of the plight of these children has been widely reported in the media," the complaint said, citing reports about the cobalt pipeline published by the Washington Post, the Guardian and others.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The people at the heads of these corporations don't really care what happens to these kids, because they have all had their consciences surgically removed, before accepting leadership roles in these companies.

Dec 18 15:33

Graphic Video: US Cop Caught Repeatedly Punching, Macing Restrained Inmate’s Face

The Federal Bureau of Investigation has been asked to intervene and probe the beating and pepper spraying of an inmate by a former Ohio deputy who struck the man so hard he broke his hand.

Pike County Sheriff’s Deputy Jeremy Mooney recently resigned after surveillance footage captured his November 18 attack on Thomas Friend, a 27-year-old restrained inmate who had been arrested on a misdemeanor charge.

Mooney can be seen using a fogger to pepper spray Friend at around the 2:18 timestamp. Friend, strapped to a chair, then reacts to the substance and ends up tipping his seat over. Nearly 11 minutes pass before the inmate is picked up.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

One has to wonder just what kind of professional evaluation this officer was given, enabling him to become a Deputy, and if he was on - or just trying to get off- SSRI prescription medication.

Dec 18 14:57

Erdogan Threatens Recognition Of 'Genocide' Of Native Americans In Tit-For-Tat

Is this how Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan plans to "get back" at Washington for the recent US bill that recognizes the 1915 Armenian Genocide? Last month he had warned Trump directly of dire consequences if the term "genocide" is formalized in US law.

And now, according to The Independent, Erdogan says Turkey could in turn give legal recognition to the mass killing of native Americans by European settlers and American colonists in the latest tit-for-tat move against the Congressional resolution.

“Can we speak about America without mentioning [Native Americans]? It is a shameful moment in US history,” Erdogan said in a televised interview this week, raising the threat of a reciprocal measure. Theoretically such Turkish legislation would mean the Turkish government could not associate itself with any event or institution which involved denial of the 'genocide' of native Americans.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The irony here, cannot possibly be lost on Americans who are more familiar with the true story of how the West was won; and yes, massive assassinations, coupled with exposure to diseases to which Indigenous Americans had no immunity, were a big part of settlers' successes in the West.

Dec 18 07:38

New law directs US intelligence chief to reveal who ordered Khashoggi murder

For advocates seeking justice for the murder of Jamal Khashoggi, confirming the prevalent suspicions on who ordered and carried out the assassination of the Washington Post journalist is a key step towards accountability.

Analysts have opined that an international operation of that magnitude could not have happened without the knowledge of Saudi Arabia's powerful Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.

Khashoggi, who also wrote for Middle East Eye, was a frequent critic of the Saudi royal family. He was killed and dismembered by Saudi government agents at the country's consulate in Istanbul, which he had visited to retrieve personal paperwork.

Dec 16 15:47

Black Antisemitic Terror Blamed on Whites

There are Chabad connections in many of these shootings. Remember Broward?

On December 10, a spectacular hrs-long gun battle took place, most of it at the Jewish JC Kosher market in Jersey City, New Jersey USA. A witness said the shooters came "ready to kill."

Palestinian-American USA Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib, at first tweeted the Kosher Market shooting attack was another case where "white supremacy kills", even though the attackers were quickly identified as black ... the theory being that it is whites who have created the 'killing culture', and can always be blamed even if no whites are involved.

Chabad New Jersey Chief Rabbi Moshe Shapiro, was reported as being in the kosher store when the shooting there began.

Dec 11 07:26

White Helmets Boost Presence in Idlib, Potentially Preparing a Provocation - Russian Special Envoy

Syria Civil Defence, better known as the White Helmets, is a non-governmental organisation registered in the United Kingdom. The group and its activities are widely endorsed by Western governments. Damascus, however, accuses the organisation of extremism and propaganda dissemination.

The White Helmets are ramping up their presence in Syria's Idlib, potentially readying a provocation, Russian President's Special Envoy Aleksandr Lavrentyev, said on Wednesday at a press conference following talks in Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan.

Lavrentyev added that Moscow is calling on all its partners to carefully assess the information about the potential provocation.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

We are barely two weeks away from the Christmas holiday in this country; we may well see a false flag (most possibly concocted by the IDF or Shin Beit) to be blamed against Syria, and ... off we go.

I would like to politely, and strongly, caution President Trump; Secretary of State Pompeo, and Defense Secretary Ester, that fighting against Russia in Syria, would be one of the most ham-fistedly, pig-headedly dumb things this government and military could possibly do right now.

Gentlemen, we do not have the weaponry; the troop strength; or the money; or the manufacturing to prevail in a conventional war against Russia in Syria.

And I am issuing a very urgent plea to all three of you; please, really listen to the people you trust to tell you the pure, unvarnished, butt-ugly truth, rather than the people who will tell you "Yes; it can be done", when something cannot be done.

Dec 11 06:10

Gabbard knocks Trump over handling of Pensacola air station shooting

Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-Hawaii) ripped the Trump administration on Tuesday over its handling of last week's deadly shooting by a member of the Saudi military at a naval air station in Pensacola, Fla.

The Democratic presidential hopeful, who has been a vocal critic of the Saudi kingdom, knocked President Trump in an interview on Hill.TV, saying that his administration needs to call the shooting "for what it is."

”This was a terrorist attack that took the lives of three American service members and injured eight others,” Gabbard said during an appearance on Hill.TV's “Rising.”

“We need to call it for what it is instead of what President Trump has done with his own remarks, with Secretary [of State Mike] Pompeo basically putting out messages as though they are the spokespersons for the Saudi Kingdom rather than standing up for our country’s national security and what’s in the best interest of our country.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The only thing she, apparently, blinks and misses here, is that both Al Qaeda and ISIS.... were themselves created, funded, and trained by US-sponsored entities.

Dec 11 06:07

Money, Power, and Turf: Winning the Middle East Media War at Any Cost

Of the 180 countries classified by Reporters Without Borders’ annual report on press freedom, seven Middle Eastern countries are listed at the bottom 10% category of the world’s worst violators.

In 2018, Israel, which often prides itself on being "the only democracy in the Middle East", ranked 88th, a hardly shocking realization, considering its constant targeting, killing, wounding and arresting of Palestinian journalists. The Palestinian Authority achieved an even worse rank, at 137th place. It is telling that not a single Middle Eastern country has made it to the top 30% rank.

In countries like Egypt, Libya, Syria, and Yemen, where independent monitoring of government behavior is almost entirely absent, hundreds of journalists simply disappear in the black hole of brutal prison systems – malnourished, medically neglected, and routinely tortured.

Dec 11 05:41

‘Our friends didn’t have to die’: Afghanistan Papers surface pain and familiar frustrations

Lawmakers, veterans and experts have expressed shock and resignation after a Washington Post report Monday unveiled 18 years of distortion by U.S. officials over the prosecution of the war in Afghanistan.

The documents involved — more than 2,000 pages of confidential notes and interviews from more than 400 people, from ambassadors to troops on the ground — exposed a constant parade of failures while three presidential administrations insisted the war was moving in the right direction.

We must end the vicious, lethal cycle of misinformation and unspecified, unsupported strategies,” Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, said in response, calling for public hearings with Defense Secretary Mark T. Esper and other officials.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Please remember: US officials will always lie, about the necessity and "progress" of these endless wars, and don't give a damn about who gets killed or maimed for life in these miserable wars of conquest; all they give a damn about, is making sure that their buddies in the military/industrial complex, who overtly and covertly fund national election
campaigns get totally taken care of, which is a grim reality of American foreign policy.

Dec 07 07:42

Six Saudis Arrested For Questioning After Pensacola Shooting - Three Were Filming Attack

Six Saudi nationals were taken into custody for questioning near the Florida naval base where an Air Force trainee - also from Saudi Arabia - opened fire Friday morning, killing three before a sheriff's deputy shot and killed him.

According to the New York Times, three of the Saudis were filming the attack. It is unknown whether they were students at the base, or whether they are connected to the gunman.

The shooting spanned two floors in a classroom, according to Sheriff David Morgan of Escambia Country. Two deputies were shot in the ensuing gun battle and are expected to recover.

The gunman, identified as Saudi Air Force second lieutenant Mohammed Saeed Alshamrani, used a locally bought Glock 45 9mm handgun with an extended magazine, and was carrying between four and six more magazines.

In his last message on Twitter confirmed by AFP, Alshamrani wrote that America is a nation of evil.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The thing that is most hard for me to fathom, from a pragmatic perspective is this; why were the people surveilling me and Mike on line, not surveilling this guy's Tweets, from the moment he got here?!?

And who were the guys filming this assassination?!? How did they know to be there, cameras in hand, when this entire set of murders went down?!?

Dec 07 07:08

How to Commit War Crimes—and Get Away With It

How to Commit War Crimes—and Get Away With It
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How to Commit War CrimesU.S. President Donald Trump sacked his Navy secretary on Twitter. The main reason is that the Navy secretary did not follow Trump’s advice regarding Navy Special Warfare Operator Edward Gallagher. Trump wanted Gallagher to retain his position as a Navy Seal. Gallagher was accused of stabbing to death a wounded fighter of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIS) in 2017; he was also accused of other incidents of murder (of a schoolgirl and an elderly man), and then of obstruction of justice. In July 2019, a military court acquitted Gallagher of most of the charges but found him guilty of posing with the body of the fighter who had been stabbed to death.

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The Chain of Command, is absolutely critical to the emotional health and well-being of the soldiers working under it; I really believe that President Trump overstepped his boundaries in creating the situation he did, then firing the Secretary of the Navy.

Dec 06 17:00

Transhuman Fail: The Fishy Death Of Jeffrey Epstein

The late billionaire Jeffrey Epstein’s pedophilia is what has interested the media. But his own blog, which is still active even after his death, suggests what he and his fellow elites were really interested in. He called it “cutting edge science.” It is how the global elites intend to manage our lives. They already claim credit for “rewriting our global culture.”

Dec 05 09:10

Cartel Violence Explodes - Has Mexico Finally Lost All Control?

Authored by Sarah Cowgill via LibertyNation.com,

On the heels of President Donald Trump’s attempts to designate Mexican drug cartels as foreign terrorist organizations (FTOs), an attack uncomfortably close to U.S. soil has the Mexican government scrambling and the president fuming. At least 22 died over the weekend as rival cartels struggling for Northern Mexico turf dominance clashed with local law enforcement in Villa Union, Coahuila, an hour’s drive from Eagle’s Pass, TX. The brazen attack seemingly was directed at the Mexican government to send a warning as to who is in charge.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I think that the real question which should be asked is, was Mexico's government ever, really, in control of cartel violence in the first place, and the short answer is, "HELL no!".

My late maternal grandmother, Thelma, lived in Eagle's Pass Texas as a kid, and when I was a teenager, she took me there to meet an old family friend; the place looked like a broken stepchild of two countries which had no real compunction to fix anything which, to my eyes, meant everything.
The grinding, unrelenting urban poverty I remember seeing, broke my heart, and I wondered how this town was supposed to survive, in such a condition.

Fast-forward to 2019, and it is very obvious to me, that the drug cartels have taken over on both sides of the US/Mexico border.

But if President Trump wants to put an end to this alleged "war on drugs", which is utterly doomed to failure, in its current configuration, all he has to do, is to declassify, and decriminalize small amounts of drugs for personal use, then have those using referred to counseling, rather than jail.

And guess what European country has already made this work, at least to some degree: Portugal's radical drugs policy is working, so why hasn't the world copied it?

Now I will be the first to admit that this policy had areas where it didn't work; however, that being said, it is one hell of a lot more practical, and more compassionate, than nearly anything being done in the US.

Dec 05 08:20

LIST OF DEAD BANKERS 2019 – CONSPIRACY UPDATE

I remember this guy telling me a story about the Porton Down scientists in the 70’s, and how they all went missing or died, after conducting a lot of ‘hush hush’ experiments.

I was perhaps 26 at the time. Youngster.

Also, David Kelly, our ‘Walter Mitty’ style friend the nuclear inspector who blew the whistle on the ‘dodgy dossier’, and, ironically said he’d end up dead in the woods.

3 weeks later he was found dead in the woods…..

These bankers are no different.

Dec 03 14:07

Jeffrey Epstein’s Private Banker at Deutsche & Citi Found Swinging From a Rope; Executive ‘Suicide’ Before FBI Questioned Him

Jeffrey Epstein’s private wealth banker, who brokered and signed off on untold multiple millions of dollars in controversial Deutsche Bank and Citibank loans spanning two decades for the convicted pedophile, has died from a reported suicide.

The news of yet another mysterious Epstein-linked death comes shortly after the FBI was seeking to interview the bank executive about loans he approved for Epstein and the indicted child trafficker’s labyrinth of US-based and offshore companies.

Dec 03 04:37

Heavy Gunfire Erupts as DR Congo's Anti-UN Protests Continue

TEHRAN (FNA)- Gunfire rang out in the DR Congo town of Beni on Monday as protesters demanding the United Nations' withdrawal from the city again marched towards the UN headquarters.
Security forces blocked hundreds of demonstrators attempting to get close to the UN compound housed inside the airport near Beni, one of two UN bases in the area, Al-Jazeera reported.

"We still have heavy gunfire here and local sources are confirming the deaths of two people, including a young boy and a woman," said Al-Jazeera's Alain Uaykani, reporting from Beni, quoting officials from the hospital where the bodies were taken.

"They are saying they don't feel safe and the UN has to leave. They say they will not stop protesting until the UN leaves this area," Uaykani added.

Anger erupted last week over the perceived failure of UN peacekeepers to protect civilians from deadly rebel attacks with several mass demonstrations targeting UN facilities in Northeastern f(DRC).

Webmaster's Commentary: 

IF the UN peacekeepers are unable to keep the peace, why are they there?!?

IF we take a look at DNC's natural resources, we will get information on why it is such a prize, and worth much blood and money, to those who could control it:

Democratic Republic of the Congo: Natural Resources

The article goes on to state: "Natural resources: cobalt, copper, niobium, tantalum, petroleum, industrial and gem diamonds, gold, silver, zinc, manganese, tin, uranium, coal, hydropower, timber

Definition: This entry lists a country's mineral, petroleum, hydropower, and other resources of commercial importance, such as rare earth elements (REEs). In general, products appear only if they make a significant contribution to the economy, or are likely to do so in the future."

Dec 01 09:55

Poisoner in Chief': Scientist Behind CIA’s Disturbing Mind-Altering Techniques

I’m still in shock", writer Stephen Kinzer says of what he learned about the horrid experiments conducted by a US government scientist that few know by name – Sidney Gottlieb.

His is a story about Gottlieb’s 22-year career, as the chemist continuously ran mind-control projects that aimed to assist the US in its fight against international communism from the 1950s to the 1970s.

“The investigation of drug effects on ego control and volitional activities, i.e., can willfully suppressed information be elicited through drugs affecting higher nervous systems? If so, which agents are better for this purpose?” the author cited a CIA memo on the project subsequently called Artichoke.

Kinzer writes that in the 50s and 60s, Gottlieb “directed the application of unknowable quantities and varieties of drugs into” hordes of people as he sought the most suitable conscience-altering recipe to effectively mold subjects’ thoughts and behaviours.

Stealthy Doses

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I would like to hope that this line of discovery has been stopped; but just as with torture, either done under the edict of the US government, or signed off on by the edict of the US government, it is very difficult to say, with any certainty, that these practices have been stopped.

Dec 01 06:16

SENIOR EX-DEUTSCHE BANK EXEC CONNECTED TO UNORTHODOX TRUMP LOANS, COMMITS SUICIDE

Broeksmit's death appeared to set off an unprecedented series of banker suicides throughout the year which included former Fed officials and numerous JPMorgan traders. A few months later, in October, another Deutsche Bank veteran committed suicide when the bank's associate general counsel and former SEC enforcement attorney, 41 year old Calogero "Charlie" Gambino, who was found on the morning of Oct. 20, having also hung himself by the neck from a stairway banister.

Fast forward to this week when Thomas Bowers, a former Deutsche Bank executive and head of the bank's US private wealth-management division (i.e., the group catering to ultra wealthy clients), killed himself by hanging in his Malibu residence last Tuesday, November 19th, according to the coroner’s initial report. Bowers was 55.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

It appears that having "assassins on speed dial" may have become a very practical matter for some in power in the banking industry, who fear that disclosure of their actual practices might have landed them a long time in jail.

Nov 30 18:48

USA Today bestselling author Jennifer Jaynes, who penned thrillers exposing the murderous vaccine deep state, found shot to death

Her most recent book, Malice, explores the medical ethics battle of a character named Dr. Daniel Winters, who tries to expose a dangerous vaccine that the medical establishment knows is harming and killing children. Her thriller Malice is also available as an audio book on Audible.com. See four of her book titles at this link on GoodReads.com.

Jaynes was reportedly found with two gunshots to the head, according to AmarketNews.com. (Not one gunshot, but two.) The death was reportedly ruled a “suicide,” which begs the question of how a person can shoot themselves in the head twice.

Many of her fans suspect Jaynes may have been murdered by the vaccine industry, which has a long history of advocating criminal fraud, bribery and kickbacks, outlandish medical experiments on human children, coordinated science fraud and other heinous crimes.

Nov 30 08:22

UPDATE: London Islamist Stabber Usman Khan Was Previously Convicted for “Islamic Terrorism”, Was a Guest Lecturer at Cambridge U on “Prisoner Rehabilitation”

The Metropolitan Police said at a press briefing Friday that the knifeman on London Bridge shot dead by police was wearing a hoax suicide vest.

The incident is now being treated as a terror attack.

Outraged citizens jumped the knifeman, subduing and disarming him as police arrived on the scene. Police cleared the citizens before shooting the knifeman. Two shots can be heard in videos of the incident.

The killer, Usman Khan, was a previously convicted Islamic terrorist who was a guest lecturer at Cambridge University on “prisoner rehabilitation.”
And the Islamic killer was wearing an electronic monitoring tag as part of his bail terms, the Times and Sky News reported independently, citing government sources.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

(Sigh) A word to London's Mayor, Sadiq Khan, please: this just cannot be allowed to happen again, but unfortunately, most probably will.

As a woman of British heritage, as a descendant of both the Rawson and Yarbrough families on my Mom's side of the family, I had so hoped that you could be "the one" who would help London's people come together, no matter their cultural or national background, and help them to heal old wounds; it is obvious that you have become the polar opposite, and running again for Mayor will not help.

What we are seeing in the UK, and the rest of Europe, can only reasonably described as a "culture war" between newly arrived immigrants, insisting that they do not want to integrate into British or European culture, but are insisting that they have "the right" to impose their own culture upon their host countries, and this is pushing British and European governments frantically to the right, in their voting.

Nov 29 07:45

'You can’t knock on their door': Israel strikes some Gaza targets without checking for civilians in real time

Two weeks since the air force attack in Deir el-Balah that killed nine members of the Sawarkah family, who were living in a structure that the army had defined as an Islamic Jihad “terror infrastructure,” the Israel Defense Forces are still investigating why the green light to bomb the building wasn’t based on updated information.

But an inquiry conducted by Haaretz shows that this conduct isn’t unusual. According to sources in the defense establishment, the IDF often bombs terror targets in Gaza that were included in its target bank long before the strike without checking in real time whether there are civilians at the site or whether the site has been converted into residences.

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The reality is that members of the IDF have absolutely no qualms about killing innocent civilians; it is just when they get caught doing it, that there is just the slightest glimmer of embarrassment, that they couldn't murder more of them than they did in any particular incident.

Nov 28 06:31

ISRAELI GOVERNMENT TO EXPAND GLOBAL ARMS EXPORTS IN 2020

SOURCE: MIDDLE EAST MONITOR
The Israeli government is aiming to increase the volume of Israel’s defence exports, reported Globes, which has revealed the main points of the plan for the first time.

The project, being overseen by the Defence Ministry’s International Defence Cooperation Directorate (SIBAT) led by Brigadier General (Res.) Yair Kulas, will begin to be rolled out in early 2020.

According to Globes, the plan is based on “focused seminars for senior commanders in foreign armies”, Israeli military “assistance for promoting sales of Israeli weapons”, and “subsidising small and medium-sized defence companies seeking to sell arms around the world”.

Speaking this week, Kulas said that SIBAT favours a major expansion of agreements between countries, resulting in significant deals for the large defence companies, especially Elbit Systems, Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) and Rafael Advanced Defence Systems.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Color me unsurprised at this development; but one has to wonder how Israeli weaponry really stands up to that of China or Russia, at this point?!?

Nov 27 12:59

Senior Ex-Deutsche Bank Exec Linked To Millions In Donald Trump Loans Commits Suicide

During the past few years we extensively covered a bizarre surge in banker suicides, pointing out the various conspiracy theories linking various high-level bank executives and inside scandals at the very highest levels across financial institutions, and no bank had more high profile suicides than Deutsche Bank.

Fast forward to this week when Thomas Bowers, a former Deutsche Bank executive and head of the bank's US private wealth-management division (i.e., the group catering to ultra wealthy clients), killed himself by hanging in his Malibu residence last Tuesday, November 19th, according to the coroner’s initial report. Bowers was 55.

But what is most remarkable is that according to a March 2019 report by the same David Enrich, Bowers was boss to Trump’s personal banker Rosemary Vrablic, who according to the NYT report helped steer more than $300 million in loans to Donald J. Trump in the years before he was elected president.

Nov 26 15:07

Trump Fires Navy Secretary: A Green Light for More War Crimes?

President Trump last week pardoned Navy SEAL Eddie Gallagher, who had been convicted of war crimes after murdering a Daesh* suspect in cold blood. Gallagher had been turned in by his own men and prosecuted by his superiors. Navy Secretary Richard Spencer opposed the pardon and went public with his opposition to President Trump’s decision to also led Gallagher keep his Navy SEAL pin. Yesterday, Defense Secretary Mark Esper forced the Navy Secretary to resign.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I found myself less than comfortable with President Trump's decision, because what does that now do to the entire chain of command?!?

Are senior military officers going to see this as an end-run around their authority, as commanders, by the Commander in Chief?

Nov 26 14:41

First Look At Epstein, Ghislaine Maxwell And Very Young Girls On 'Pedo Island'

A former masseuse for Jeffrey Epstein who says he raped her on his private island, has provided photos of his secretive Caribbean compound to The Sun.

Chaunte Davies says she was raped by Epstein over the course of several years before finally parting ways with him in 2005. She told the Sun that the wealthy pedophile was arrested just five days after she gave the FBI and New Mexico Assistant Attorney General evidence against him.

Now 40, Chaunte says the ex-Wall Street banker performed a sex act on himself during their first massage session - and that she was "manipulated" into staying in their circle by Epstein's alleged madam, Ghislaine Maxwell. "Within weeks she was jetting round the world on his private jet and on to his island of Little Saint James," according to the report.

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Maxwell is not going to be talking to ANYONE, until her attorney gets her an iron-clad immunity deal, which I doubt is going to happen.

There are literally heads of both nations and companies who would might fall, if certain information about their carryings-on at Chez Epstein, and other places, becomes public knowledge.

I do not know how she is getting protection right now, but if she doesn't have it, she is going to need it like crazy, as long as she is still breathing.

Nov 25 13:14

Israel first democracy to expel Human Rights Watch staffer, director says

Israel is set to expel a Human Rights Watch employee, its executive director Ken Roth said on Sunday, denouncing the forthcoming deportation of one of his staffers.

US citizen Omar Shakir, the New York-based rights group's director for Israel and the Palestinian territories, is to be deported from Israel on Monday over his alleged support of a boycott of the country, AFP said.

Israel accuses him of being a supporter of the banned Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement, which calls for a broad-ranging boycott to pressure Israel to end its rights abuses against Palestinians.

The expulsion, upheld by Israel’s supreme court, would make Shakir the first HRW official to be expelled from the country under a controversial 2017 law allowing the deportation of foreigners who support the boycott, according to authorities.

Israel's supreme court orders expulsion of Human Rights Watch campaigner

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Roth is terribly mistaken by characterizing Israel as a "democracy"; at best, it has devolved into a wickedly apartheid, self-proclaimed theocracy, with nuclear weapons.

Nov 25 13:04

Open Letter to UK Home Secretary Priti Pateland Shadow Home Secretary Diane Abbott

We write this open letter, as medical doctors, to express our serious concerns about the physical and mental health of Julian Assange. Our professional concerns follow publication recently of the harrowing eyewitness accounts of Craig Murray and John Pilger of the case management hearing on Monday 21 October 2019 at Westminster Magistrates Court. The hearing related to the upcoming February 2020 hearing of the request by the US government for Mr Assange’s extradition to the US in relation to his work as a publisher of information, including information about alleged crimes of the US government.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Assange may well be "assassinated" by a number of methods, converging to attempt to make the murder seem to have been suicide, as we found with Epstein's "curious case".

He is being gradually killed, through elements of medical neglect; psychological torture; potential misdiagnosis, and medications, (or weaponized illnesses) to create that outcome of a painful, horrific death; if he makes it out of Balmarch alive, it will be an amazing feat, but I would not bet on it.

Nov 25 12:50

Epstein didn’t kill himself’ – Brave senator Grills prison director into Submission

After Suicide Watch they can be moved to psychological observation

“do they have roommates?”

No they do not have roommates because they are being watched.

“did Epstien have a roommate when he allegedly committed suicide?

No

Well then he didn’t have a roommate (because you are supposed to be watching them) yet he wasn’t watched either. And the cameras were off too.

Nov 24 07:44

BARR ENDS ALL CONSPIRACY THEORIES FOREVER BY SAYING EPSTEIN DIED VIA A SERIES OF COINCIDENCES

SOURCE: CAITLIN JOHNSTONE
In an interview with Associated Press, US Attorney General William Barr put all conspiracy theories to rest once and for all by assuring the world that alleged sex trafficker and alleged billionaire Jeffrey Epstein’s death was simply the result of a very, very, very long series of unfortunate coincidences.

“I can understand people who immediately, whose minds went to sort of the worst-case scenario because it was a perfect storm of screw-ups,” Barr told AP on Thursday.

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I am thoroughly reminded of the character in the adult cartoon series, "South Park", Officer Barbrady, and his mantra, no matter what the situation, to comment to the "Lookie-lews", ogling a crime scene, "along folks, nothing to see here!!"

Of course, Barr is getting his orders from his higher ups, who don't want anymore information getting out about how many of the heads of state; the truly monied, celebrities, and more Epstein had files on.

Sex; Blackmail; Information; for many intelligence agencies, they are all part of the same game.

And now, they have another victim come forward, represented by her attorney, who has stated, that Prince Andrew had some intimate moments with her, when she was underage, at one of the Epstein "gatherings".

The "train wreck" of an interview with Prince Andrew, on BBC, was encouraged by his daughter, Beatrice, who did not have any real idea of who her dad really was, and was very naive about how the media was going to treat "daddy" , and how he was going to responded under pressure when the interviewer's "claws came out", and was forced to find out, the same way every Brit found out when the interview aired, that her Dad had been, indeed a predator; at least at that moment in his life.

Full Interview: Prince Andrew on the BBC.

So now, what those Powers that Be, who want to keep these activities hushed up so that governments don't fall, have, are two cunnundrums; first, to let Prince Andrew be the "fall guy", and pay the damages in this lawsuit, or insure that he cannot testify, because he is "unavailable", because he knows way more about the operation than they can imagine.

There will be no kindness here; only the brute force of power, insuring its continuity as the guilty want to stay protected; and we will see how this unfolds.

But if I were his Mom, Queen Elizabeth, I would be summoning MI5, and/or MI6 right now, and have an off-book conversation about how they can keep her youngest son from continuing to be a "live liability", and protecting him 24/7, even if he claims he does not need this.

The people for whom I am most sorry, in this whole, sordid affair, are his Mom, Queen Elizabeth; his Ex, The Duchess of York; and his kids, Princess Eugenie and Princess Beatrice; Prince Edward; Prince Charles; and Princess Anne; Because no matter how "monied" these people wind up, the keen sense of betrayal by a man they all loved, has to be cutting like a knife right now.

Nov 22 09:44

THE US GOVERNMENT CONTINUES TO SIDE WITH SAUDI ARABIA OVER 9/11 FAMILIES

SOURCE: MINT PRESS
The 9/11 Report states that “we have found no evidence that the Saudi government as an institution or senior Saudi officials individually funded the organization [al-Qaeda].” The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) has used that sentence numerous times defending itself against families of 9/11 victims that are attempting to sue them for financially supporting the 9/11 attacks. 9/11 family member, September Eleventh Advocate, and Jersey girl, Kristen Breitweiser addressed the issue here.

For a long time, the U.S. Government argued that since Saudi Arabia was not on the State Department’s list of state sponsors of terrorism, the 9/11 families couldn’t sue the Kingdom in a court of law. But in 2016, a bill called the “Justice Against Sponsors Of Terrorism Act (JASTA)” was passed allowing 9/11 families to sue, despite the formality. President Obama attempted to veto the bill but his decision was overridden by Congress.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Sorry, 9/11 families: you are SOL on this, because Saudi Arabia is the number one weapons purchaser of US weapons systems.


Saudi Arabia is America's No. 1 weapons customer

This article goes on to state> "The U.S. remains the world's largest weapons exporter, a position it has held since the late 1990s. Our biggest customer? Saudi Arabia.

That business reality came to the forefront this week in President Donald Trump's refusal to crack down on the kingdom whose royal rulers have been accused of murdering a Saudi-born, U.S.-based dissident journalist who disappeared after entering the Saudi consulate in Istanbul.

The U.S. sold a total of $55.6 billion of weapons worldwide in the fiscal year that ended Sept. 30 — up 33 percent from the previous fiscal year, and a near record. In 2017, the U.S. cleared some $18 billion in new Saudi arms deals."

In this country, money trumps the truth, nearly every time.

And unless and until something happens to make this stop, the full knowledge of Saudi Arabia's role in the 9/11 attacks will never be fully known or understood; I am sorry, 9/11 families; but that is just the reality right now.

And of course, it is not helping your cause, 9/11 families, that one of two of President Trump's BFFs in the Middle East, is none other than Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, the Butcher of Yemen; I really think that Trump admires the guy, because because it appears that he can get away with anything (including ordering the assassination of a political dissident, Adnan Kashoggi), and come out pretty nearly unscathed.

But I do have a prediction for both Prince Bin Salman, and President Trump; history, even with a slow drip of what really happened on 9/11 coming out, in bits and pieces, will not remember them kindly.

And as to the US complicity in Saudi War crimes in Yemen; please don't get me started here. Innocents have been, and will continue to be slaughtered here, because there is no one in the US government with the power to make it stop, or wants it to stop, because weaponry manufacturers are ardent campaign contributors, giving the most to the candidate who is ultimately more war-centric than is their competitor.

Nov 22 08:17

Teen in California high school shooting rampage used 'ghost gun' made from parts

A 16-year-old boy who opened fire at his Southern California high school, killing two classmates and wounding three others before shooting himself in the head, used a “ghost gun” built from parts, the local sheriff said on Thursday.

Nathaniel Tennosuke Berhow pulled the .45-caliber semi-automatic pistol from his backpack on Nov. 14, his birthday, and shot students at Saugus High School in the Los Angeles suburb of Santa Clarita seemingly at random before turning the gun on himself. He died of his wounds the next day.

“When we did a search of the house, we encountered what’s called a kit gun. The weapon used in the homicide was also a kit gun,” Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva told local KABC-TV in an interview.

“It was assembled from parts, had no serial number. So it becomes what’s known as a ‘ghost gun,’” Villanueva said.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

There is an interesting read out of Reuters on this shooting, California School Shooter Dies, with motive a mystery and it mentions the following:

"The stereotype of the loser sociopath is often inaccurate, according to the psychologist who co-wrote federal guidelines for assessing school shooting threats.

Marissa Randazzo, who has interviewed five shooters, said most of those she studied were academically successful and weren’t social outcasts.

What pushes most shooters is some kind of loss or disappointment, often recent, followed by the inability to cope with a feeling of being overwhelmed, said Randazzo, a former chief research psychologist at the U.S. Secret Service who is now CEO of a threat-assessments firm."

“These are acts of suicide as much as homicide,” she said."

The kid's dad died in 2017; I have to wonder if the family had him involved with "talking therapy only", or "chemical therapy", where a class of drugs called SSRIs, Selective Serotonin Uptake Reinhibitors, were prescribed by the boy's doctor.

These drugs are known to have some horrific side-effects, such as wanting to commit suicide or homicide, and the documentation on this can be found at:

www.ssristories.org

IF you have a kid in your family you love very much who has just gone through a really horrific trauma (like losing your dad when you are 17), please make sure that they get some competent, compassionate grief counseling, even if they are adamant that they don't need it. And make DAMNED sure that this teenager is not being prescribed one of these medications.

I know a little something about that kind of trauma; my dad died when I was 18, of a cerebrovascular accident (where heart and brain fail at the same time).

Luckily and fortunately, I was blessed to have my family rally around me, to be sure that I got the help and support I needed.

Nov 22 07:24

MEASURE ON 'ARMENIAN GENOCIDE' BLOCKED AGAIN IN US SENATE

A Republican United States Senate member on Thursday blocked a resolution recognising the "Armenian genocide", the second time in a week that a member of President Donald Trump’s party halted the measure.

Senator David Perdue prevented a bipartisan effort to pass the resolution by unanimous consent, arguing that its passage during a sensitive period "would undermine the administration’s commitment to overcoming real challenges in our bilateral relationship with Turkey".

The move angered Senate Democrat Robert Menendez, whose effort had been rebuffed the previous week after Republican congressmen met with visiting Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

"It is amazing to me that the greatest superpower on the face of the earth just can’t speak [the] truth of history," Menendez said.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Unfortunately, when geopolitical issues overshadow the right calling of history (as in the case of the Armenian Genocide by Turkey) truth, again, becomes the first casualty of those issues.

The Armenian Genocide of 1915

But we have to realize that modern day Turkey is NOT a part an Ottoman Empire, which crumbled in 1922, so it cannot be held responsible for the horrors inflicted by Ottoman soldiers on the Armenian people.

What I think we need here, as they did in South Africa, is for there to be a "Truth and Reconciliation Committee", headed up by both Armenian and Turkish Academics, to address the wrongs which were done in the name of the Ottoman Empire, and look at how Armenians and Turks can resolve those old animosities in the 21st century.

This would be a reasonable, sane way to address history; be informed by it; but be able to look way past old hatreds at each other, and recognise each as brother and sister human beings, not just as Armenians and Turks.

Both countries have a very proud, rich, and culturally intelligent story to tell; let the story of a 21st relationship between these countries be one of trust; hope, and discovering what unites them in common.

Nov 20 08:17

EPSTEIN’S JAIL GUARDS TO FACE CRIMINAL CHARGES

The correctional officers haven’t yet been named. It’s very possible that New York prosecutors will seek to use them as patsies to deflect skepticism from the official narrative surrounding Epstein’s death.

The guards have apparently been offered a plea deal that they declined, setting the stage for legal proceedings that could shine light on Epstein’s death.

The authorities’ official story maintains the billionaire pedophile committed suicide in his own jail cell, hanging himself with bed sheets when jail guards weren’t looking. Epstein’s close personal connections to neoliberal political elites such as Bill Clinton and the UK’s Prince Andrew have lead to an abundance of alternative explanations, with a plurality of Americans doubting the jail’s version of events.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The cold, hard truth of the business is that, given the circumstances, Epstein was a "live liability" for many of the monied, and celebrity-centric; therefore, one way or the other, he had to be either exterminated with extreme prejudice; or, if those upon whom he had compromising information, understood that he had a functioning "dead man's switch" in place, whisked out of the country to a place where no one could find him.

Ever since the assassination of President Kennedy, this country has been stumbling into becoming another banana republic, where political assassinations, both inside the country, and outside of it, have become routine.

I weep for the country I thought I knew, as a kid.

Nov 19 11:06

FBI Investigating Whether A ‘Criminal Enterprise’ Was Involved In Jeffrey Epstein’s Death

The FBI is reportedly looking into a possible “criminal enterprise” involved in the death of convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein.

According to Fox News, Federal Bureau of Prisons Director Kathleen Hawk Sawyer testified on Capitol Hill onTuesday, revealing, “The FBI is involved and they are looking at criminal enterprise” in his death.

Nov 19 07:43

Mossad And The JFK Assassination

“Israel need not apologize for the assassination or destruction of those who seek to destroy it. The first order of business for any country is the protection of its people.” – Washington Jewish Week, October 9, 1997

In March, 1992, Illinois Representative Paul Findley said in The Washington Report on Middle East Affairs, “It is interesting – but not surprising – to note that in all the words written and uttered about the Kennedy assassination, Israel’s intelligence agency, the Mossad, has never been mentioned.”

Nov 16 08:46

Israeli army admits to killing eight Gaza family members: We thought the house was empty

Israeli military’s spokesperson in Arabic said that the target was an Islamic Jihad commander, but defense establishment sources say it was an ‘infrastructure’? Palestinians say casualties are a family of herders
>> UPDATE: Outdated intelligence, social media rumors: Behind Israel's killing of Gaza family

The Israeli military admitted on Thursday that it made a mistake in targeting a Gaza building Wednesday night which housed a family of eight,

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is a typical IDF genocide, with attempts to cover it over with lame excuses.

Nov 16 07:02

Trump Issues Pardons in War Crimes Cases: Pentagon commanders worried moves will undermine military justice

Even with all the wars the US is presently involved in and all the shady activity that goes with that, it’s fairly unusual for the military to get around to charging personnel with war crimes. When they do, however, military commanders try to emphasize the importance, both to show the military doesn’t let everyone get away with everything, and to deter personnel from ignoring the chain of command.

On Friday, however, President Trump knocked out three of those war crimes cases with full pardons. The White House statement said they wanted to give US soldiers the “confidence to fight.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I find myself very uncomfortable with President Trump's decision here, and recommend an op/ed from thehill.com this morning;

Pardoning War Crimes Dishonors the Military

Nov 15 12:54

Nearly every Democratic candidate rushed to defend Israel’s attack on Gaza, Warren only one to acknowledge Palestinian deaths

A ceasefire has been reached between Israel and groups in Gaza, after two days of violence that left 34 Palestinians dead. Many of the Democratic candidates have tweeted about the events, defending Israel’s actions while condemning rocket fire from Palestine. Senator Elizabeth Warren and Senator Bernie Sanders expressed concern for Israelis and Palestinians, while Warren was the only candidate to acknowledge that multiple Palestinians have been killed.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Unfortunately for Warren, by making this acknowledgement, she has just lost any chance of winning the Democratic Party's nomination for President.

Tel Aviv is not amused, when someone mentions any deaths or woundings of any Palestinians; I am amazed that she apparently did not know better, than to go there.

Nov 15 11:51

Tenuous truce in Gaza as Islamic Jihad, Israel differ on terms

Palestinian militant group Islamic Jihad and Israel declared a halt to hostilities across the Gaza Strip border on Thursday but a lasting ceasefire appeared tenuous as they differed on terms.

Islamic Jihad said an Egyptian-mediated truce went into effect at 0330 GMT, about 48 hours after Israel triggered the exchange of fire by killing the Iranian-backed faction’s top Gaza commander in an air strike, deeming him an imminent threat.

Occasional rocket fire from Gaza and a retaliatory Israeli air strike broke the calm, but the ceasefire largely held.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I am hoping, and praying, that the cease-fire will hold; that being said, I am not holding my breath, that this is a done deal.

Nov 15 07:25

Casualties Of War: Military Veterans Have Become America's Walking Wounded

War sustains our way of life while killing us at the same time. As Pulitzer Prize-winning war correspondent and author Chris Hedges observes:

War is like a poison. And just as a cancer patient must at times ingest a poison to fight off a disease, so there are times in a society when we must ingest the poison of war to survive. But what we must understand is that just as the disease can kill us, so can the poison. If we don't understand what war is, how it perverts us, how it corrupts us, how it dehumanizes us, how it ultimately invites us to our own self-annihilation, then we can become the victim of war itself.

War also entertains us with its carnage, its killing fields, its thrills and chills and bloodied battles set to music and memorialized in books, on television, in video games, and in superhero films and blockbuster Hollywood movies financed in part by the military.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I have a little thought for you to "chew on"; what if there was another, fully ratified, Amendment to the US Constitution, stipulating that all the children of appropriate military age belonging to the families of US politicians, were required to serve on the front lines of any declared, or undeclared, war?

Now, I know as well as a grown woman, that this isn't going to happen, but what if it did?!?

I would be very strongly inclined to bet that war wouldn't be the first modality this country would use, to get what it wanted economically or geopolitcally.

Nov 14 08:18

500+ COMBAT ROBOTS SET TO STRENGTHEN INDIAN ARMY DEFENSES IN KASHMIR – MEDIA

SOURCE: RT
The Indian Army will soon reinforce its strength in Kashmir with hundreds of combat robots capable of lobbing grenades, overcoming obstacles, and carrying out search-and-rescue raids, local media report.
The Defense Ministry is looking for around 550 “robotic surveillance units,” each with a 25-year lifespan, according to Indian media, citing military sources. “These robots should be capable enough for water fording with minimum 20 cm depth,” an unnamed officer told Livemint.

Once acquired, the robots will be sent to the Rashtriya Rifles, the Indian Army’s counter-insurgency force. The unit will use them in built-up areas to gather intelligence on terrorists’ movements.

Aside from collecting imagery intelligence, the unmanned vehicles will be armed and capable of firing “suitable munitions at the intended target, for example, throwing grenade at places where the terrorists are holed up,” the source explained.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

What could possibly go wrong with these robots, other than the cold, hard
reality that they have no morality to tell them whether they are aiming at a bad guy, or attempting to shoot an infant out of its mother's arms?!?

I very much fear, that these robots will become instruments of mass genocide against every possible Muslim Kashmiri, and Pakistani non-combatant possible; children; women; infants; and the medically fragile elderly.

(Sigh) I have no magic wand to wave at this situation; I can only hope (and pray) that the "adults in the room" of global geopolitics (and guys, you know who you are), start working the phones like crazy between Islamabad and New Dehli, and attempting to ratchet the tension here down.

Because if a calming of tensions does not happen, we are looking, potentially, at a full-scale hot war, between two nuclear armed adversaries.

Nov 13 09:06

Israel hopes to gain what, exactly, with its resumption of assassinations?

In a surprise attack today, the Israeli air force assassinated Bahaa Abu Al-Ata, an Islamic Jihad military official in northern Gaza. Israel accused him of firing rockets. Al-Ata’s wife was also killed in the attack. The killings have prompted Palestinian resistance factions to threaten an immediate response.

The Israel Defence Forces (IDF) noted that the assassination was approved by “Prime Minister and Defence Minister” Benjamin Netanyahu. This means that it was approved before new Defence Minister Naftali Bennett took office.

Nov 13 09:00

The Strange Death of White Helmets Founder Leaves Many Questions to Be Answered

James Le Mesurier, the founder of the Al-Qaeda affiliated White Helmets, known as an “aid organization” in the West but known everywhere else for fabricating chemical weapon provocations in Syria, was found dead in Istanbul on Monday under dubious and confusing circumstances, and many question marks are being raised about his death. Journalist Ramazan Bursa claims that the suspicious death clearly demonstrates the White Helmet’s connection with intelligence organizations, particularly the British MI6.

Nov 13 08:34

KAREN SILKWOOD – MURDERED WHISTLE BLOWER

On this day in 1974, whistle blower Karen Silkwood was driven off the road and killed.

Little known fact:

Her body was removed from the crash scene and taken to an undisclosed location where her brain and internal organs were removed under the direction of Kerr-McGee and the Atomic Energy Commission.

On the way to present evidence about malfeasance to a New York Times reporter about a Kerr-McGee operated nuclear power plant, Silkwood’s car was driven off the road and she was killed.

Who did it?

Nov 13 08:01

Narrative Managers In Overdrive After Death Of White Helmets Founder

James Le Mesurier, the founder of the White Helmets, has died. He was found to have plummeted from a height to the street outside his home, and authorities are reportedly calling it a suicide.

Le Mesurier has a history with British military intelligence and was fundamentally involved with an extremely shady narrative management operation geared toward manufacturing support for yet another imperialist military intervention in yet another Middle Eastern nation, so obviously any claims of suicide should be taken with a grain of salt no smaller than a Buick. But it is worth noting that according to Middle East Eye, Le Mesurier’s wife told police that he’d been struggling with psychological issues for which he was taking medications and had previously been hospitalized. Le Mesurier’s home was reportedly only accessible by fingerprint and no video footage of anyone besides Le Mesurier and his wife entering or leaving has been found.

Nov 12 10:55

Dozens of rockets fired from Gaza after Israel assassinates senior Islamic Jihad leader

Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has said that Israel does not seek to escalate tensions with the besieged Gaza Strip, just hours after the Israeli army announced that it had assassinated a senior military leader of Islamic Jihad in Gaza.

In a statement, Islamic Jihad confirmed the death of 42-year-old Bahaa Abu al-Atta, the group's commander in the northern Gaza Strip, and his wife Asmaa, 39, in an Israeli attack on their house in the east of Gaza City.

Around an hour after the killings in Gaza, dozens of missiles were launched into Israel from Gaza after Palestinian groups vowed retaliation for the killings. Israeli forces have carried out several subsequent strikes in Gaza

At least two more Palestinians, who Israel claimed was part of an Islamic Jihad rocket launching unit, were reported to have been killed, the Gaza Ministry of Health said, raising the death toll to four Palestinians killed in Israeli strikes on Gaza on Tuesday.

Nov 12 09:08

Baltimore Murder Crisis Could Hit Record, About To Record 300 Homicides For Fifth Straight Year

Update (Nov. 11): The murder crisis in Baltimore City could set a record this year.

The current homicide count is 296 as of Sunday afternoon, following a fatal shooting Saturday morning.

In the next week, the murder count could breach 300 for the fifth year in a row.

With 57 days left in the year, the city could record the most murders ever, would need to break 344 homicides, a record that was set in 2015.

Councilman Leon Pickett, who represents Baltimore's seventh district, told CBS 13 Baltimore that the murder crisis is "unacceptable."

"Let's be clear that one murder in our city is too much," Pickett said. "The fact that we're yet again approaching almost 300 murders is unacceptable. Everybody needs to rise up and express the outrage that should be with city approaching that.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Councilman Pickett, I hear you.

But when an area is plagued by intense poverty and unemployment (spurred by an educational system which passes kids when they are illiterate, innumerate, and unable to think critically, and are not learning job skills relevant for the 21st century), this is possibly why, instead of handling conflict resolution intelligently, people are blowing each other to kingdom come.

But there is another factor at work here.

Young people see how much their Federal government lies to them, and murders to expropriate resources; and seems to "get away with it", why should they not feel that they can do this as well, with no repercussions for their actions?!?

The US government needs very strongly to take a look at its ethics, in signing off on these seemingly endless wars for resources, and consider just where their collective bad examples may well be leading our youth.

Nov 12 07:11

Forget reform: Saudi Arabia will now punish feminist women with 'flogging and prison sentences'

Saudi citizens found guilty of engaging in homosexuality and feminism could see themselves lashed or imprisoned in the ultraconservative kingdom, lawyers suggested.

The punitive measures could range from fines, to public lashing or even imprisonment, lawyer Nawaf al-Nabati said, according to al-Watan.

The remarks came just hours after Saudi Arabia listed feminism and homosexuality as extremist elements, on Friday, despite the kingdom’s ongoing drive to reform and relax its ultraconservative laws.
Saudi Arabia’s counter-extremism department announced the move on Twitter, where it warned its citizens and nationals to remain cautious against such groups.

"Extremism in all its forms is a societal scourge. It is important to remain cautious,” the statement said, before warning against hardliners who break away from religion to affirm their views.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

And travel agents in Riyadh aare still puzzled as to why it's off a lot of peoples' travel destination!

Nov 12 06:59

Warns Iraq must also halt violence against protesters

Throughout weeks of recent anti-government protests in Iraq the US wasn’t immediately clear on their position. It was only following weekend reports of Iran trying to save the current government and forestall early elections that the US declared itself firmly on the side of early elections.

The White House demanded that the Iraqi government immediately fulfill talk of reforms and early elections by President Salih, further demanding an immediate halt on violence against Iraqi protesters.

These are somewhat uncharacteristic positions for the US to take on Iraq, as generally they, like Iran, prefer to prolong the survival of governments at any cost, and they’ve rarely presented anything like opposition to crackdowns on public protests before.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I love the delicious smell of irony and hypocrisy in the morning!!

And it is only because Iran is desperately attempting to preserve the Iraqi government, that the US government is backing snap elections here.

Nov 12 03:38

BRITISH MI6 AGENT AND FOUNDER OF THE WHITE HELMETS GROUP DIES AFTER "FALLING OFF BALCONY" IN TURKEY

SOURCE: THE GUARDIAN
The British founder of the organisation that trained the Syrian rescue group known as the White Helmets has died in Istanbul.

A spokesman for the White Helmets confirmed on Monday afternoon the death of James Le Mesurier, but said further details were yet to be established.

Le Mesurier, 48, was found dead near his apartment in central Istanbul’s Beyo?lu neighbourhood at around 4.30am. Turkish media reports said he was found with fractures to his head and legs near the building on Monday morning and appeared to have fallen from the balcony of one of the apartments.

The office of Istanbul’s governor said it had commenced a “comprehensive” investigation into the death.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"Turkish media reports said he was found with fractures to his head and legs near the building on Monday morning and appeared to have fallen from the balcony of one of the apartments."

FALLEN, MY ASTROLABE!! Looks like there may well be another round of "wetwork" to "tie up loose intel ends" going on,, and Le Mesurier simply is the first case we know about.

Nov 11 13:10

Founder of ‘White Helmets’ James Le Mesurier Found Dead in Istanbul

A law enforcement source has confirmed the death of James Le Mesurier at his home in Istanbul. However, the source added that at this time, it remains “unclear whether he was murdered, or committed suicide.”

Le Mesurier, a former MI6 officer, created the controversial ‘urban search and rescue’ organisation in 2013. The White Helmets have been repeatedly accused of staging fake attacks in the conflict in Syria in a bid to prompt a Western-backed military intervention in the war-torn country.

The White Helmets’ official Twitter account has confirmed Le Mesurier’s passing, saying the group was ‘shocked and saddened’ by the news and expressing its “deepest condolences to the James family.” The group commended the former intelligence agent’s “humanitarian efforts which Syrians will always remember.”

Earlier, an anonymous diplomat was quoted by Reuters as saying that Le Mesurier’s body had been found early Monday morning at his home in the city’s Beyoglu district.

Nov 11 07:29

"Too Many To Count": The Global Persecution Of Christians

Authored by Raymond Ibrahim via The Gatestone Institute,

Today is one of the International Days of Prayer for the Persecuted Church (IDOP). Initiated over 20 years ago by the World Evangelical Alliance, 100,000 congregations around the world and millions of Christians participate on this day.

"This November let us unite in prayer for our persecuted brothers and sisters," IDOP noted in a brief video that highlights a few examples of recent persecution, including the Easter Sunday church bombings in Sri Lanka and the ongoing slaughter of Christians by Islamic groups in Nigeria and, increasingly, Burkina Faso.

Statistics bear out this grim assertion: "4,136 Christians were killed for faith-related reasons," noted Open Doors in its World Watch List 2019. "On average, that's 11 Christians killed every day for their faith." Additionally, "2,625 Christians were detained without trial, arrested, sentenced and imprisoned" and "1,266 churches or Christian buildings were attacked."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I knew that the numbers here were grim, but I did not realize that they were this grim.

But looking at these numbers, we cannot forget that Christians clobbering other Christians, for differences in orthodoxy, has happened during this religion's history as well; I am very relieved that, for the most part, Christians have grown up, and this has stopped, and Christians now have a good track record of working with other denominations of Christians toward common goals of "lifting people up, who have fallen by the wayside."

One of the most wonderful opportunities for giving time, and energy, on Oahu, was for a food distribution program, headed up by a wonderful Dominican Nun, and co-sponsored by an equally wonderful person from my Methodist congregation in Aiea.

No one, that I can remember, ever said a nasty word, or put in a dig, to either the Catholics or Protestants who volunteered to help families judged by the State of Hawaii as Food-Insecure. We simply and collectively, had "our eyes on the prize" of making sure that people not only ate a nice meal, when they came, but also had bags of food to take home, with which to feed their families.

Nov 10 08:31

Israel’s Supreme Court — Upholding “Targeted Assassinations” and Torture

Time and again, Israel’s high court upholds human and civil rights abuses committed by the state.

In 2006, the court upheld its targeted assassinations policy, claiming they’re OK when no other choices exist to protect against dangers to national security — that don’t exist it failed to say.

The policy contravenes Israeli law, the laws of war, and human rights law. Time and again, Israel falsely calls legitimate self-defense by Palestinians “terrorism,” unjustifiably justifying its lawless actions, most often upheld by its high court.

In Public Committee against Torture in Israel et al v. the Government of Israel et al (1999), Israel’s Supreme Court banned the practice it earlier OK’d, ruling “psychological pressure (and) a moderate degree of physical pressure” are permissible.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Back in World War II, there was a German interrogator by the name of Hanns Scharff. Bio: Hanns Scharff

Scharff never once resorted to violence, but in an absolutely perfect English, would persuade the men he questioned, that he already knew who they were, and what they did, and frequently took them on day passes for cultural events.

The most interesting thing here, is that he managed to get precisely the information he wanted in this way.

After the war, this man was so respected by the American military that they invited him to teach his methods to the American military; (yes, the guy was that good!).

Unfortunately, those lessons learned from Scharff's techniques have been absolutely abandoned by both the US and Israeli military.

There are some very emotionally sick individuals who get off on causing extreme pain, perhaps maiming the tortured for life, and these are generally the people who wind up doing it, not because it gives them actionable information, but because they like to really hurt other people.

Nov 09 07:34

More Iraqi Protesters Killed, Sistani Says Time for Govt to Meet DemandsSistani aide: No longer can government procrastinate

Iraqi security forces continued to crack down on protests Friday, with security forces killing at least 10 people in Basra, where the protesters have been keeping the country’s main Gulf port closed for days.

Live gunfire and killing protesters hasn’t worked in the past, nor is there any sign it’s going to work here. The biggest issue is likely to be Grand Ayatollah Ali Sistani’s sermon, which is now saying the government must immediately meet demands of protesters.

The top religious leader in Iraq, Sistani has long warned against using force against the protesters, and now says it is time to just meet the demands of the protesters immediately. His aide Sheikh Abdul Mahdi al-Karbalaie, added that their position is that the Iraqi government can not “procrastinate on this issue because of the great risks facing the country.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

To Iraq's Grand Ayatollah Ali Sistani, I have three words for you, and they are BLESS YOU SIR!!

Speaking out against corruption in government is not an easy task (and trust me, sir, as an American, I do know just a tiny bit about this); I understand that this took a lot of moral courage on your part, but you absolutely did the right thing here.

Because if policy makers in Baghdad do not listen to you, we may well be looking at a bloody revolution in Iraq, with a government permanently aligned with other than American interests, and that influence would most likely coming from...Iran.

Unfortunately, the Iranian-born Shiite Cleric, Muktada Al Sadr, whose party created a significant coalition in the last Parliamentary elections, is now seen as part of the problem, because his influence really did nothing to create a cure for Iraq's corruption, even though he has railed against it frequently.

Nov 08 18:15

Murder on The Malta Express – Who Killed Daphne Caruana Galizia...? Explosive new book claims murder of Panama Papers journalist in car bomb was covered up at highest level

A new book exploring the murder of a journalist who helped expose the infamous Panama Papers in a Maltese car bombing says the island's most powerful figures are still among potential suspects.

Whilst three men have been charged over the devastating explosion which killed Daphne Caruana Galizia, no one knows who they were working for, no date has been set for their trial and no convictions brought.

Three investigators, including former BBC journalist John Sweeney, are now publishing a book examining the murky circumstances surrounding her death.

In Murder on The Malta Express – Who Killed Daphne Caruana Galizia? the trio say it was Malta's 'culture of impunity' which helped create the conditions where its 'greatest and most fearless journalist' could have been murdered.

Nov 08 13:47

Families Of Cartel-Assault Victims Insist Deadly Attack "Was No Accident"

Contrary to our expectations, the slaying of nine members of a Mormon community living in Northern Mexico at the hands of Mexican cartel gunmen seems to have already dropped out of the news cycle, perhaps because it's already become clear that neither the US nor Mexico is planning to hold the attackers accountable.

Senior Mexican security officials who are obviously worried about more bad press insist that the attack was a case of mistaken identity. But keep in mind, these are the same people who initially told the world that federal police just happened to stumble upon the son of El Chapo in Culiacan (denying that his arrest had been the target of an organized operation).

Security Minister Alfonso Durazo, whose name has been in the press frequently in the aftermath of the attack, said earlier this week that the gunmen may have attacked the women because they suspected they were members of a rival gang during a period of intense turf wars.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Prayers for all who were killed, wounded, and all family/friends affected by this horrific attack; but I have to wonder; did the Cartel ordering the hit think that this Mormon family saw or heard something which justified their assassinations?

And with babies on board?!?

Were I part of a "Mormon dissident family", I would be thinking about leaving Mexico, and just as soon as was humanly possible.

Nov 07 12:25

Over A Dozen Iraq Protesters Shot Dead In Last 48 Hours; Military Bans Use Of Live Ammo

Days into a government ordered internet blackout across much of the country, Iraqi security forces are in the midst of a new major crackdown on massive protests which have gripped the nation for over a month.

In the past days it's been marked by use of live ammunition, increasing arrests, and cutting off protester communications; however, these heavy handed tactics and new violence appear to be having little effect on slowing the demonstrators' momentum.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

There is a point where even fear of losing one's life, no longer has power over protestors; when this happens in Iraq, expect to see thousands more demonstrating, and potentially dying.

Nov 07 06:53

UNDER SHROUD OF SECRECY US WEAPONS ARRIVE IN YEMEN DESPITE CONGRESSIONAL OUTRAGE

SOURCE: KRDO
The awkward camera angle is meant to hide the fact that the owner of the phone is filming, but there is no mistaking the outlines of the heavy cargo being deposited on the dock in the Yemeni port of Aden last week.

The distinctive shape of the US-made Oshkosh armored vehicle stands out in the early morning darkness, a piece of military hardware that is currently at the heart of a standoff between some American lawmakers and President Donald Trump’s administration.

Aden is controlled by the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen, whose main partners are continuing to ship American-made weapons into the country despite bipartisan outrage in Congress over the way the US is backing Riyadh in this bloody and bitter conflict.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Here's the long and short of it; the US government has been allowing sales of billions of dollars' worth of US-weapons to the Saudi Arabian military for its genocide in Yemen, and I would imagine that, given the intensity of the size of this delivery, that the Saudis are about to embark upon a "scorched earth, scorched non-combatants" policy.

And of course, you will never see or hear a word of it on US Presstitute Corporate Channels, because such honest reportage would "put the US and Saudi Arabia in a really bad light."

There are times when courageous men and women, need to put the acts of war criminal nations into the light of public awareness; and looking at what the US and Saudi governments are doing in Yemen now is, definitely one of those times.

And IF Congressional representatives were REALLY " that outraged", they would have passed veto-proof bills, in both houses of Congress, long ago, refusing to allow the sale of weapons to Saudi Arabia; they only want to appear to be outraged, because some responsible Americans are paying attention to this, and sharing information, just as we do here at WRH.

Trust me, the outrage isn't any where near as intense as Congressional Representatives would want you to believe; particularly if weapons companies are donating heavily (both overtly and covertly) to their upcoming political campaigns.

Nov 07 06:01

TWO FORMER TWITTER EMPLOYEES CHARGED WITH SPYING FOR SAUDI ARABIA, MAY BE INVOLVED IN KHASHOGGI MURDER

Two Former Twitter Employees Charged With Spying For Saudi Arabia, May Be Involved In Khashoggi Murder
For all those still seeking details about Saudi Arabia’s murder of Jamal Khashoggi, it may be time to give Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey a call.

Two former Twitter employees were charged with spying for Saudi Arabia, the Justice Department unveiled on Wednesday in San Francisco, in a case which the WaPo said "raises concerns about the ability of Silicon Valley to protect the private information of dissidents and other users from repressive governments."

The complaint unsealed Wednesday in U.S. District Court in San Francisco detailed a coordinated effort by Saudi officials to recruit employees at the social media giant to look up the private data of thousands of Twitter accounts. The accounts included those of a popular journalist with more than 1 million followers and other prominent government critics.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

(Sigh) President Trump, a word, please.

I understand that you greatly admire your two BFFs in the Middle East, The Butcher of Yemen, Prince Mohammed bin Salman, and the Butcher of Gaza, Israel's Bibi Netanyahu, primarily because they seem to be able to get away with anything, including murder, and never seem to have to pay a moral or political price for their actions.

I would like to politely suggest, Mr. President, that those days may well soon be over for both men.

Former Prime Minister Netanyahu was unable to create a majority for the Israeli government, and is awaiting his fate on corruption charges.

IF in fact these charges indicated above are proven true, your BFF in Saudi Arabia, the Butcher of Yemen, may well be facing a "coup-coup-a-CHOO!!", courtesy of other family members who never believed he should have been given the title of Crown Prince by his dad in the first place.

IF, in fact, by some miracle, you are re-elected in 2020, I would strongly caution you to only have around you moral and ethical people who really care about the future of this country (not just the fatness of their own wallets), and understand that the actions of this current administration appear to be those archetypal "last gasps of an empire in decline", and wish to see this country change course before it is too late.

And it well may be too late to save any vestiges of this country; I say that as someone who cares about this future of the US (because Mike and I have young family and we want to see them all thrive and survive); unfortunately, its leadership has dug itself into so many holes, post World War II, from which there is no return, that I cannot begin to enumerate them.

And one final observation, President Trump; your having positioned yourself as this country's "Merchant of Death in Chief", by signing off on weapons sales to Saudi Arabia, in its continuing, unmitigated genocide in Yemen, has not done much to endear you to those people in this country, and on the planet (I am one of them) who sincerely wish to see this country prosper by promoting peace, prosperity, innovation and through intelligent, moral, hard-won negotiations.

Nov 06 19:35

Ambush in Mexico: What we know about the deaths, the LeBaron family, the investigation and Trump

Mexican authorities confirmed Tuesday morning that nine people — three mothers and six children — were killed Monday when they were attacked by gunmen.
Four young children were also wounded in the attack, Mexican authorities reported. All were members of families who live in Mexico and have dual U.S. citizenship, a relative told The Arizona Republic.
A man was also arrested as part of the ongoing investigation, Mexican authorities said.

Here is what we know now.

Nov 06 19:29

For Mormon offshoot groups in Mexico, a history of family traditions — and violence

The families killed Monday in an ambush in Mexico highlight the long history of fundamentalist offshoots of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints that originally fled from the U.S. to Mexico to practice polygamy.
Family members said the victims, who include nine women and children, were members of a fundamentalist community in the state of Sonora and had dual U.S. and Mexican citizenship.
One of the eight colonias, Colonia LeBaron, was founded by Alma Dayer LeBaron in the 1920s. LeBaron was among the fundamentalists who moved to Mexico to evade U.S. law enforcement and continue practicing polygamy.

Nov 06 14:55

Newly-divorced mother who shot dead her three children then killed herself in a triple murder-suicide was an anti-gun violence activist who battled depression, anxiety, and lupus

The newly divorced mother who shot dead her three children then killed herself in a triple murder suicide was an anti-gun violence activist who battled depression, anxiety, arthritis and lupus.

Ashley Auzenne, 39, was found dead Tuesday morning along with her children, 11-year-old Parrish, 9-year-old Eleanor Auzenne and seven-year-old Lincoln after a relative phoned police asking for them to carry out a wellness check in their home in Deer Park, Texas.

Her split with the children's father, Murvin Auzenne Jr., was finalized just last week and, according to her ex, she was 'very upset' about it.

Nov 06 09:45

ABC NEWS ANCHOR A “HUNDRED PERCENT” SURE EPSTEIN WAS KILLED

ABC News anchor Amy Robach, who in a leaked recording revealed that the network sat on the Jeffrey Epstein scandal for 3 years, is a “hundred percent” certain that Epstein was murdered.

Project Veritas today released bombshell footage from an ABC News insider of Robach revealing to her producer on a hot mic that she had the Epstein story years before it came out, but ABC News helped cover it up.

Asked what she thought happened to Epstein, who committed suicide by hanging according to the official story, Robach was unequivocal.

Nov 05 07:52

Swedish police alarmed by the rise of Nigerian ‘death cult’ gang kidnapping victims with help of VOODOO MAGIC

A criminal gang notorious for its brutality is gaining a foothold in major Swedish cities, police have warned. The drug-traffickers and people-smugglers from Nigeria are known for using “black magic” to coerce people into crime.

The ‘Black Axe’ – a group described as nothing but a ‘death cult’ that kills, kidnaps, resolves internal conflicts with machete fights and uses voodoo as an instrument of blackmail – has firmly established itself in Sweden and is now coming to the city of Uppsala in the latest concerning development, local police have said.

“Unfortunately, we see signs of that,” Jale Poljarevius, a local police spokesman told the Swedish SVT broadcaster. So far, it is mostly about drug trafficking and prostitution – yet, the “black magic” footprint of the gang is already clearly visible.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Europe, and the Swedish government, have done this to themselves, by allowing unfettered immigration of people who have no intention of "blending in" with the customs and understanding what "normal" is for their host countries.

And before you start saying that "Voodoo" is just a "stupid set of belief systems", please consider the following; there are pharmacological agents, used and refined over centuries, which, when combined with certain rituals, can create a trans-like state in a human being, who is then buried, and is then "resurrected" by the Voodoo "Priest" and causes them to do whatever their leader wants them to do. - and I mean, nearly anything.

Top Ten Terrifying Zombie Drugs

Nov 02 11:02

Largest Child-Sacrifice Graveyard Strikes Huge Blow to Native American Innocence Myth

Every Columbus Day, liberals insist that the story of European colonization is a simple narrative of good versus evil: horrible Europeans came upon innocent Native Americans, introducing slavery, exploitation, and oppression. A massive archaeological discovery blows one of many gaping holes in this narrative. While Europeans did indeed do horrible things, the natives weren't exactly innocent.

Two hundred and fifty skeletons of children between the ages of 4 and 14 have been unearthed at Huanchaco, Peru, in what experts say is likely the world's largest child-sacrifice site. Huanchaco is a site of the Chimú culture (1200-1400), a predecessor to the mighty Inca Empire, which also carried out child sacrifices.

Nov 01 05:41

A CIA-BACKED MILITIA TARGETED CLINICS IN AFGHANISTAN, KILLING MEDICAL WORKERS AND CIVILIANS

The men were jolted awake again sometime after midnight. The main gate to the clinic, which was next to the guard’s room, had been blown in, and the staff heard hurried footsteps in the ruined entryway. The intruders ran past the guard’s room and into the clinic’s main building. The clinic staff huddled in the darkened room as several doors were kicked in across the compound yard. After what one of the clinic workers described as five or six minutes, the staffers, worried that they’d surprise the intruders when they eventually reached the guard’s room, called out, “We’re in here!”

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(Sigh) I would really love to be a citizen of a government which was allergic to committing war crimes; unfortunately for Mike and me, we are far too old, and too broke, to be accepted by anything other than a fictional, collective creation... of our own minds.

Oct 30 09:46

Video - -Dr. Baden exclusively reveals findings from his investigation into Jeffrey Epstein's autopsy on 'Fox & Friends.'

Famed medical examiner makes explosive claim regarding Epstein's death

Jeffrey Epstein's autopsy more consistent with homicidal strangulation than suicide, Dr. Michael Baden reveals

Oct 30 07:50

WORLD LEADERS FLOCK TO RIYADH A YEAR AFTER KHASHOGGI’S MURDER 

CROWN PRINCE OF SAUDI ARABIA MOHAMMAD BIN SALMAN (L) IS WELCOMED INDIAN PRIME MINISTER NARENDRA MODI (R) WITH AN OFFICIAL WELCOMING CEREMONY AT PRESIDENTIAL PALACE IN NEW DELHI, INDIA ON FEBRUARY 20, 2019 [INDIAN FOREIGN MINISTRY/HANDOUT/ANADOLU AGENCY]
Just one year after Saudi journalists Jamal Khashoggi’s brutal murder in his country’s Consulate in Istanbul, world leaders are flocking to Riyadh to attend a flagship investor meeting known as “Davos in the desert”.
Although there has been very little progress in bringing those responsible for the grisly murder to justice, the CIA and several other intelligence agencies believe that the killing was authorised by Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad Bin Salman, the de facto ruler of the Kingdom.

Five presidents and the heads of some of the world’s biggest banks and arms manufacturers are reported to be among those heading to Saudi Arabia for the potentially lucrative event.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Apparently, for all of these attendees, money trumps state-sponsored assassinations any day.

Oct 29 10:28

Reminder: 80 days ago a Billionaire pedophile, connected with every elite member, who owned his own island with underage sex slaves, "killed himself"

before he was to testify. He was on suicide watch and died by hanging on his knees. Don’t ever forget, those responsible are free.

Oct 28 05:42

Saudi Prince Tells U.S. Congress to Get Over Its Frustrations

Prince Turki criticized congressional representatives on Wednesday for the “horror” and “disdain” they express for Saudi Arabia, saying U.S. lawmakers are unable to perform their jobs to address “issues of racism and racial inequality” and to reform gun ownership laws. He also said that most U.S. media has a “consistently blinkered view” of Saudi Arabia, one that portrays negative events in the kingdom as “being the norm.”

The murder last year of Khashoggi, a U.S resident and Washington Post columnist, as well as the long-running war and humanitarian crisis in Yemen and the detention of Saudi female activists have all strained the kingdom’s relations with much of the Washington establishment outside the White House. Senior lawmakers in both parties remain unified on the issue of punishing the kingdom.

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Prince Turki, a moment of your time, please; you see, unlike your Kingdom, where people have utterly no right to either dissent, or to have any choice in those who represent them, there is something to be said about the way in which the US government was originally set up, as a representative government.

It is not that way now, but it used to be.

Yes, this country has a long way to go to deliver on many of its promises to all of its citizens.

But that being said, your Grace, it appears to many Americans that what you are experiencing, in Saudi Arabia, is a moment where intense, unbridaled tribal Feudalism is butting heads heads with 21st century, and the results just look pretty damned ugly, particularly with a 24/7 news cycle, which does, occasionally get it right about your country.

Shall we go over some of those issues, before I get to Yemen, please?!? Gee, I KNEW would understand, Prince; thanks.

Saudi "therapist" advises men on how to beat their wives

Saudi Arabia; 10 reasons why women flee

Religion in Saudi Arabia (where practitioners of other faiths are forced to worship in private, and can get assassinated for attempting to convert a Muslim away from their faith

And of course, there's that wonderful nicety your country's "flavor" of Wahhabism still encourages, that of female genital mutilation.

The Prevelance of Femail Genital Mutialtion in Saudi Arabia

Do I have your attention, right now, Prince Turki?!?

Can you tell me, Your Highness, that NONE of the above is true, with a straight face, when you understand that the entire world, looks at your country aghast, because of its denials of basic human rights, particularly when it comes peaceful freedom of expression; faith; to representative government, and to women?!?

So now, let's "talk turkey", Prince Turki, about your country's latest meltdown, and I am addressing the war in Yemen; three years on, and even with the best US-enabled weaponry and military assistance, you have not been able to get Yemen forces to yield.

In fact, as of late, you have experienced some rather horriific bombings on home turf, which apparently you never expected.

Yemeni women, children, and the medically fragile elderly all are getting assassinated with absolutely zero discrimination; and sir, I will have to tell you, I hate putting up the following images of what life looks like on the ground for the Yemeni people you are killing; but I promise that I will stop posting these the moment you stop assassinating children, women, and the medically infirm in this country, OK?!?

Yemeni Children, getting blown up with Saudi bombs and killed outright, or crippled for life

Yemeni children, dying of hunger, courtesy of Saudi/US Port blockades, so no desperately needed food can come through

Images: Yemeni children dying of cholera, because Yemen's water infrastructure has been destroyed, and the water possibly weaponized

Finally, Prince Turki, I would suggest to you, and this is something you most probably already understand; everything has a life cycle, from people; to governments; to planets; and for the stars themselves.

But I can promise you that history .... will not be particularly kind to you, nor toward the incessantly brutal regime for which you are "carrying water", here in the US.

Oh yes, later this week, the weapons makers will take your money for their bombs, and convince themselves that they have done "something of value" for "stability" in the region; of course, the sheer, stark reality here is, they have done nothing of the kind, except to insure that this genocide in Yemen is going to continue, and God only knows for how long.

So it is fine with me, if you scold our (theoretically) elected government officials, and those corporations they serve; to "get over it" regarding the assassination of Kashoggi and your war in Yemen; as we both understand, any reasonable read of US history suggests that assassinations have been part of statescraft for the US for some time.

but please, sir, do NOT tell me, as a Christian Pacifist Activist to "get over it" when, by collaborating with Saudi Forces in Yemen, this country, whose nationality I share, becomes guilty of war crimes. as it unfortunately has many times over in its history.

Oct 28 04:08

IRAQ DEPLOYS ELITE COUNTER-TERRORISM UNIT TO PROTECT STATE BUILDINGS AS CHAOTIC PROTESTS ROCK BAGHDAD

SOURCE: RT
As anti-government unrest in Iraq continues, authorities have ordered a counter-terrorism force to help restore security in Baghdad. The turmoil is the latest political crisis to hit Iraq after the US-led invasion in 2003.
"Counter-Terrorism Service forces have been deployed in some areas of Baghdad to protect state buildings from undisciplined elements taking advantage of security forces being busy with protecting protests and protesters," the unit said in a statement.

Two sources who spoke to Reuters said the elite troops had been instructed to "use all necessary measures" to end ongoing protests against Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi’s government.

As many as 67 Iraqis have been killed in two days of protests, according to reports. The anti-government demonstrations, which began in early October, are believed to have already killed more than 100 people.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Cui Bono?!?

Who benefits from this unrest?!?

As these demonstrations attest, someone is hell-bent to remove any last facade as to how non brilliantly the US "Pacification" of Iraq has gone, with the country's people experiencing daily slides into more poverty, corruption, and more skirmishes with government officials.

But even these alleged "Elite Units" of the Iraqi Military security forces, are having trouble, holding their own, as witnessed by this article, published barely 24 hours ago:

Anti-Government Protestors Defy Bloody Crackdown in Iraq

And what if these Iraqi forces are unable to put down the unrest, what does the US government's military say to Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi’s government?!?

It will most probably say, that in light of the fact that Iraq still cannot protect itself from protestors, US troops will remain in Iraq on a (semi) permanent basis.

Oct 28 03:17

TRUMP’S PLAN TO TAKE SYRIAN OIL SLAMMED AS ‘CLEAR VIOLATION OF INTERNATIONAL LAW’ AND ‘IMPERIAL LOOTING’

President Donald Trump announced plans to violate several longstanding tenets of international law on Sunday morning during a controversial press conference celebrating the death of Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, legal experts say.

“We are leaving soldiers to secure the oil,” Trump said. “And we may have to fight for the oil. Maybe somebody else wants the oil, in which case they have a hell of a fight.”

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(Sigh) To the legal-eagle minions surrounding President Trump who have advised him that this is a completely reasonable; lawful; and moral; why the hell are you feeding the man this codswallop that this is a perfectly legal thing to do, under international law?!?

Can Trump's real supporters who actually care about Trump's "legacy" as President, PLEASE, gently remove these people from Trump's presence, and put them into the " Rubber Room Wing" of the White House (it's GOT to have one, by now), feed them brilliantly, keep them comfortable and healthy, but primarily safe from expounding upon any position on international law for, oh...let's say... the next one hundred years or so?!?

Because my big question on this planned US move, is to ask Russia's President Putin and Foreign Minister Lavrov, precisely what they are going to do about this, to disabuse President Trump from this notion that it is perfectly swell to do this to a sovereign country with which we are not (at the moment) at war?!?

Lord, PLEASE tell me that Trump is not ready to march into Syria for its oil, only to encounter a shooting war with the Russians; the US military does not have the money; the manufacturing; the weaponry; or the troop strength, to bring a successful outcome to a conventional war with Russia over Syria's oil.

Oct 27 15:18

FLASHBACK: How many times has Isis leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi been declared dead or injured?

My Gosh! Al Bagdaddy has more lives than a cat! LOL!
Baghdadi, who rarely appears in public, often declared dead or injured since inception of Isis in 2014.

Russia is investigating whether one of its air strikes killed Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, leader of Isis. The ministry of defence said that an air strike hit a meeting of Isis leaders in Raqqa, Syria, on 28 May.
In the most recent instance, Syrian state TV said on 11 June that Baghdadi had been killed after being caught in a heavy artillery barrage in Raqqa, which Isis captured in 2014.

In October 2016, reports claimed Baghdadi was in critical condition after he and three other Isis senior leaders had been poisoned.

Oct 26 22:31

Oklahoma: Taxpayers on the Hook for $12.5 Million After Drunk Man Left in a Restraint Chair for Days Until He Died

Enid, OK — The family of a man who spent his last days alive strapped in a restraint chair suffering a horrifying fate found out this week that they will be receiving $12.5 million as part of a settlement in the death of Anthony Huff.

Oct 26 09:35

"We Want To Keep The Oil"

Authored by Caitlin Johnstone via Medium.com,

“Well you may throw your rock and hide your hand,
workin’ in the dark against your fellow man.
But as sure as God made black and white
what’s down in the dark will be brought to the light.”

~ Johnny Cash/traditional, ‘God’s Gonna Cut You Down’

The Grayzone has an excellent new article out titled “US troops are staying in Syria to ‘keep the oil’ — and have already killed hundreds over it” detailing the many ways the Trump administration has openly admitted that it is keeping US troops in Syria to control the nation’s oil fields so that the Syrian government can’t use it to fund reconstruction efforts.

“We’ve secured the oil, and therefore a small number of US troops will remain in the area where they have the oil,” Trump said in a recent press conference.

“And we’re going to be protecting it. And we’ll be deciding what we’re going to do with it in the future.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Mr. President, a word, please; neither the United States, nor Israel, has the right to invade a sovereign country, and profit from its natural resources, to keep its government from using its natural resources for reconstruction.

And whoever gave you any cock-eyed notion that this was either legal, or moral, should be crate-trained, like a little puppy, so as not to let its foulness further pollute the already criminal opinion so many, both around the world, and within this country, have of the US government right now.

When I was a kid, and easily impressed by public school propaganda, I used to believe that this country would, or could, do no wrong; then came the VietNam War, and I have never been able to trust this government ever since.

And it has not been helping that ever since your inauguration in 2017, you have added a new, and truly ignoble title, to that of the Office of the President of the United States: The United States' Merchant of Death in Chief, a role you obviously relish, particularly with regard to the Saudi monarchy and government, with which the US military and government are deeply "in bed", through the continuation, and aiding and abetting, of Saudi war crimes in Yemen.

When I was a kid, I could never have imagined that I would be living in a country run by war criminals; unfortunately, that has absolutely become the case with the Unhinged, Surveilled State of Amerika, and one can vote, and vote, and vote, hoping and praying something will change, yet nothing ever does; it is simply a case of which war criminals are in power at any given time.

I had so hoped, during the last election cycle, that your administration would, somehow, be different, given your campaign rhetoric, and that those promises about being less war-centric, as a method for the US government to achieve what it wanted, both geopolitically, and financially, might possibly be honored.

They have not been honored, no will they be in the future; simply put, you are just another frightful, massively disappointing caricature of a politician, driven by your obscene obeisance to Tel Aviv, and the financial desires of the people in the military/industrial complex, who surround you. and advise you.

But a question which should be keeping both you, and your advisors, up nights is the following; what is Putin's Russia going to do to keep this oil theft from becoming permanent?!? Mr. President, are you and your advisors ready to bring this country to war against Russia, for defending Syria's sovereignty?!?

Oct 25 19:21

Portland teens killed neighborhood can collector over car and drove to Taco Bell, court documents allege

These little demons actually blew the man's heart out and then went to Taco Bell in his car and had a snack!

Three young teenagers fatally shot a 65-year-old man while he collected cans along a quiet North Portland street and then took his car on an hours-long joyride through St. Johns that included a stop at Taco Bell, prosecutors alleged Friday.

Prosecutors said at least two of the boys knew Ricky Malone Sr., who was found dead Oct. 14 from a single shotgun blast to the chest at close range.

The teen fired one round into Malone after he refused, according to the affidavit. A portion of Malone’s heart was found next to his body in the street.

Oct 25 07:52

DEAD MEN DON’T NEED IMPEACHMENT. Swamp in Panic: Trump In Danger.

In the Deep State’s current state of mania, an assassination attempt is not only likely but perhaps inevitable. I predict they will have one of their insiders still in the White House do it, or a foreign team (CIA trained) do the hit on his helicopter. Not a single CIA, DOJ, NSA, DNI or Secret Service leftover from Barack Hussein Obama should be allowed near him and then all 17 illegal spy agencies that have so disgraced my nation should be shaken up or even better, shut down.

No other leader in my nation’s history would have the audacity to take on these evil forces—or have a chance of winning other than Donald Trump—and they will do everything possible to take him out before he gets them.

Oct 24 11:58

The Harrowing Facts Of Chicago Homicide

Gang violence, drugs, poverty, and a poor educational system are endemic in certain areas, and the city’s Democratic leadership does not seem interested in addressing these issues. Of course, the primary issue in Chicago is arguably the outrageous homicide rate.

Most of the violence is related to gang activity. But Chicago is unique among similarly afflicted cities in that its gang violence problem is not just the result of poverty or cultural issues. One of the worst aspects of these homicides is that very few cases are solved, meaning most of the criminals responsible do not face justice.

Making it easier for people to be wary of communicating with the police is corruption. Many residents in Chicago, Baltimore, and other cities don’t trust law enforcement — and for good reasons. The Chicago Police Department (CPD) has had its share of corruption scandals, many of which don’t get much news coverage.

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