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"Trump can't keep going after everybody who attacks him."
-- Megyn Kelly after the FOX GOP primary debate August 6, 2015

Donald Trump Slams Virginia GOP Requiring Voter Pledge, ‘Controlled by the RNC’ / Breitbart, 2015.12.28
"GOP frontrunner Donald Trump is slamming the Republican Party of Virginia for requiring that primary voters sign a statement to confirm that they are Republicans."

Trump: Virginia GOP Loyalty Oath 'Stupid' / Newsmax, 2015.12.28

Neocons Threaten to Start New Party if Trump Wins GOP Nomination / InfoWars, 2015.12.22
"On Monday the guiding light of the neocon faction of the Republican party, Bill Kristol, said a third party will be required if Donald Trump wins the GOP nomination."

Neocons and GOPe Survive a Liberal In The White House But Not A Conservative /

Trump Was Right About TPP Benefiting China / The Intercept, 2015.11.15
"Donald Trump lambasted the Trans-Pacific Partnership at Tuesday night’s Republican presidential debate, contending that China would use it to “take advantage of everyone” — generating snickers from journalists and a withering refutation from Rand Paul, who said “we might want to point out that China is not part of this deal.”

"But Trump never suggested that China was part of the TPP, only that the country would “come in, as they always do, through the back door” of the agreement. And he was right.

"The TPP does indeed allow China and other non-members to reap benefits from the deal without having to abide by any of its terms.

"Here’s how it works ..."

• VIDEO: Ben Carson in His Own Words

Screen shot from YouTube video.

Secret Service to Protect Trump, Carson as Threats Grow / NewsMax, 2015.10.17
"The Secret Service will give agent protection to Ben Carson and Donald Trump while heavily upgrading Hillary Clinton's existing detail, a Washington source close to the agency’s plans confirmed to Newsmax.

"The deployment of agents around Republican candidates Trump and Carson is set to begin as early as next week. Approximately two dozen agents will be assigned to each candidate.

"... The agency's decision was primarily triggered by a significant number of threats to Carson, including death threats and terrorist chatter, the source said.

"The threats to the retired pediatric neurosurgeon have been "off the charts," the source said.

"... Newsmax has learned that the Secret Service and other federal agencies, including the FBI, became increasingly alarmed in recent weeks as their own monitoring activities indicated that Carson faced serious danger."

Trump: Mid East Could Be Safer With Hussein, Gaddafi, Stronger Assad / Sputnik, 2015.10.03
""You can make the case, if you look at Libya, look at what we did there — it's a mess — if you look at Saddam Hussein with Iraq, look what we did there — it's a mess — it's [Syria] going to be same thing," Trump told NBC’s Meet the Press.

"‘You’re Going Back, if I Win’: Trump to Kick Syrian Refugees Out of US if He Gets Elected

"He added that Washington was helping in Syria to people who were “maybe worse than Assad.”"

Russian airstrikes in Syria 'OK' with Trump /, 2015.10.01

Kate Steinle’s parents file legal claims against San Francisco, federal officials, in pier shooting death / New York Daily News, September 1, 2015
"Kate Steinle's parents announced Tuesday they had filed legal claims against San Francisco and federal officials in connection to their daughter’s death, which sparked fierce national debate about immigration policies.

""We're here not only for Kate, we're here for every citizen of this country who comes to San Francisco," said Jim Steinle, Kate's father. "If you think this can't happen to you, think again.

"Speaking to acrowd of reporters, Jim and his wife, Liz Sullivan, were joined by their son, Brad Steinle. The family said it had filed claims against San Francisco Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi, the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement and the U.S. Bureau of Land Management, whose stolen gun was used in the shooting, the San Jose Mercury News reported.

"... Her alleged killer, Juan Francisco Lopez-Sanchez, a 45-year-old Mexican national, had been deported five times for multiple felonies. He had been held in a San Francisco jail in April and released when the charges were dropped because of the city's "sanctuary laws."

Social media erupts as ‘left-wing racist’ Jorge Ramos calls Kate’s Law ‘unfair’ to illegals /, August 30, 2015
"Jorge Ramos, the illegal immigration activist who masquerades as a journalist, came out against a law named in honor of a woman killed by an illegal alien who’d been deported from the country five times — and returned every time.

"Speaking to CNN’s Brian Stelter in an interview to air Sunday on “Reliable Sources,” the Univision anchor declared Kate’s Law, which dictates that a deported illegal alien caught sneaking back in the country, would receive a mandatory five-year prison sentence, is unfair.

"“I think it is unfair that because one undocumented immigrants killed a wonderful human being, that all immigrants are being blamed for that killing,” he said. “It is so unfair.”

"Ramos is, as usual, confusing all immigrants with illegal immigrants.

"“It is completely unfair to criticize millions of people for what one or two people have done,” he said.

"... Social media, meanwhile, was enraged by Ramos’s take on the law."

Is Trumpism the 'New Nationalism'? / Pat Buchanan at WND, August 24, 2015
"One never hears Trump discuss the architecture of our rules-based global economy. Rather, he speaks of Mexico, China and Japan as tough rivals, not “trade partners,” smart antagonists who need to face tough American negotiators who will kick their butts.

"They took our jobs and factories; now we are going to take them back. And if that Ford plant stays in Mexico, then Ford will have to climb a 35-percent tariff wall to get its trucks and cars back into the USA.

"Trump to Ford: Bring that factory back to Michigan!

"... Trump also seems to be saying that foreign regimes are freeloading off the U.S. defense budget and U.S. military.

"He asks why rich Germans aren’t in the vanguard in the Ukraine crisis. Why do South Koreans, with an economy 40 times that of the North and a population twice as large, need U.S. troops on the DMZ?

"“What’s in it for us?” he seems ever to be asking.

"... He looks on foreign trade much as did 19th-century Republicans.

"They saw America as the emerging world power and Britain as the nation to beat, as China sees us today. Those Americans used tariffs, both to force foreigners to pay to build our country, and to keep British imports at a price disadvantage in the USA.

"... Whatever becomes of Trump the candidate, Trumpism, i.e., economic and foreign policy nationalism, appears ascendant."

TRUMP POSITION: Immigration Reform That Will Make America Great Again /, August 16, 2015
"The three core principles of Donald J. Trump's immigration plan

"When politicians talk about “immigration reform” they mean: amnesty, cheap labor and open borders. The Schumer-Rubio immigration bill was nothing more than a giveaway to the corporate patrons who run both parties.

"Real immigration reform puts the needs of working people first – not wealthy globetrotting donors. We are the only country in the world whose immigration system puts the needs of other nations ahead of our own. That must change. Here are the three core principles of real immigration reform:

"1. A nation without borders is not a nation. There must be a wall across the southern border.

"2. A nation without laws is not a nation. Laws passed in accordance with our Constitutional system of government must be enforced.

"3. A nation that does not serve its own citizens is not a nation. Any immigration plan must improve jobs, wages and security for all Americans."

See link for full statement.

Jeff Sessions: Donald Trump’s Immigration Policy Is ‘Exactly the Plan America Needs’ / Breitbart, August 16, 2015
"Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL), the intellectual leader of the conservative movement and chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee’s subcommittee on Immigration and the National Interest, issued a statement on Sunday afternoon praising 2016 Republican frontrunner Donald Trump’s immigration policy plan for America.

"“This is exactly the plan America needs,” Sessions said in response to Trump’s plan. “Not only would the plan outlined in this paper work, but more quickly than many realize.

"“Most importantly, this plan reestablishes the principle that American’s immigration laws should serve the interests of its own citizens.

"“For too long, ‘immigration reform’ plans in Washington have served the special interests at the expense of working Americans. By contrast, this plan puts the needs of working Americans foremost, and develops an effective strategy for improving their wages and job prospects.

"“Crucially, this plan includes an emphasis on lifting struggling minority communities, including our immigrant communities, out of poverty — by preventing corporations from bringing in new workers from overseas to replace them and drive down wages.

"“When the labor market is oversupplied, it tilts the balance of power away form workers and towards employers. In combination with a smart, fair trade policy this proposal would reinvigorate the middle class.

"“Polling shows this plan will appeal broadly to all segments of the electorate: prioritizing the just demands of loyal, everyday Americans who have been shunned by a governing elite.”

"Trump’s plan is designed to put American workers first, and calls for halting of green cards until Americans are employed again—and pushes for a significant slowdown in the issuance of donor-class-craved H-1B visas, which have been used by many companies like Disney and Southern California Edison among others to replace Americans with cheaper, foreign workers.

"Trump consulted Sessions in putting together the plan, and now that he has the support of such an influential lawmaker who’s the key leader in Congress on this issue, it’s unlikely that anyone will ever be able to legitimately criticize him for lack of substance again."

Game Change: Trump Consults with Sen Jeff Sessions on Immigration Strategy / Breitbart, August 14, 2015
"In what may be the most important development in the 2016 Presidential race to date, Donald Trump has announced, and Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) (Twitter) office has confirmed, that the GOP front-runner is consulting with the Alabama Senator in crafting his immigration plan for the future of America.

"... Sen. Sessions, Chairman of the Senate’s Immigration Subcommittee, is widely regarded as the gold standard on immigration. Sessions has also become the intellectual thought leader in the Republican Party on appealing to the blue collar voters who have been abandoned by their political leaders.

"For instance, Sen. Sessions recently led the fight against Obamatrade, issuing one in-depth report after another about its effects on working families.

"... The Washington Post reports:

"Donald Trump will unveil a series of position papers in early September, he said in an interview Friday, beginning with a plan to address immigration policy that was crafted with the counsel of Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.), a favorite of conservative activists and an outspoken border hawk…

"Sen. Sessions’ spokesman Stephen Miller told The Post:

"Senator Sessions enjoyed the opportunity to speak with Mr. Trump. The senator believes the defining issues in 2016 will be how to earn the trust of struggling workers, and how to develop trade and immigration policies that serve their interests.

"Trump told The Post that he holds the Alabama Senator in extremely high regard: “I like him… Tough guy. I like that. We have a similar thought process.”

"... Sessions released an immigration handbook, a content-rich 25- page document for incoming freshmen Congressmen and women. The handbook provided a roadmap documenting the collapse of interior enforcement, the rampant abuses of the H-1B visa by large corporations, and the record issuances of green cards that is pulling down wages. To stitch together the case that unprecedented flows of immigration are devastating wages and putting American middle class dreams out of reach, Sessions cites analysis from Harvard Professor George Borjas, Georgetown professor Eric Gould, Howard University’s Ron Hira, UC Davis’s Norm Matloff, as well as raw data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics and the Census Bureau.

"Following Microsoft’s announcement that it was firing 18,000 workers, Sen. Sessions took to the Senate floor to expose Bill Gates, Warren Buffett, and Sheldon Adelson for continuing to push for more H-1Bs and cheap labor while laying off American workers.

"... In his now-famous immigration speech on the Senate floor last year–known as his Masters of the Universe speech, in which he directly took on billionaire and immigration expansionist Mark Zuckerberg, Sessions declared:
"One of the groups that have joined the chorus of special interests demanding executive action on immigration is, run by Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg ... Well, the “masters of the universe” are very fond of open borders as long as these open borders don’t extend to their gated compounds and fenced-off estates… The job of elected officials is to answer to the people who sent them to Washington — not to scorn them, not to demean them, not to mock them, and not to sell their jobs and dreams to the highest bidder.
"In response to this story, Sen. Sessions’ spokesperson told Breitbart News, “The key to winning in 2016 is proving to the working men and women of the country that you will serve their needs – not the needs of the political class– first and always.”

"Donald Trump has long been a conservative favorite for his tough stance on immigration and trade and his message that we need to bring jobs back to the United States of America and put the needs of the American people first. A continued emphasis on this message and consultation with Sen. Sessions will send a resounding signal to millions of blue collar American voters across the country that a vote for Trump may be their best chance at regaining control over their collapsing economic futures."

GOP elites plot to purge Trump / Patrick J. Buchanan for WND, August 13, 2015
"... there is a plot afoot in the Washington Post Conservative Club to purge Trump from the Republican Party before the primaries begin.

"... But if the GOP has no room for Trump’s followers, it has no future. For there simply aren’t that many chamber-of-commerce and country-club Republicans.

"... the leading establishment candidate of the Republican Party elites, in national polls and cash raised, is Jeb Bush, who took five days to concede the war his brother started may have been a mistake.

"And the leading candidate of the Democratic Party, Hillary Clinton, voted for the war that proved a disaster and against the surge that staved off the disaster until the Americans departed.

"Our Beltway elites are demanding that Trump apologize for his remarks about women. But when have they apologized for having inflicted this disaster upon our nation and the Middle East?

"Trump should tell the GOP, in the neocons’ favorite phrase, “All options are on the table.” And that includes the Samson Option.

"Trump should tell the GOP that if it disrespects him and his followers, then he is prepared to do as did the biblical hero Samson, when, blinded and mocked by the Philistines, he pushed the pillars apart and brought the temple down upon the heads of them all.

"The Republican establishment will understand that."

• FOX News & Rupert Murdoch are the fox in the 'conservative' hen house
We'll list some of the ways in the coming days.

Nothing Unites Special Interests Like a Common Enemy ... / by sundance , July 30, 2015 [Seven days before the FOX GOP debate]

GOPe hierarchy survives loss to liberal Dems but not to a conservative inside the GOP
"... before you can see what’s going on – you first have to be willing to see what’s going on.

"Those who can accept the painful truth without agenda, have read the reason why I find myself supporting Donald Trump. I personally support him as a strategy to defeat the professional political class that is Washington DC. Conservative radio talk show host Mark Levin put it well recently when he shared:
"If the hierarchy within the republican party loses an election to Democrats it’s only a lost election; they are still there, and still comfortable even in the minority.

"However, if the hierarchy within the republican party loses an election to Conservatives, they are out of a job."
"That’s why the professional political class within the republican party, the GOPe, are more at risk from within than without. That’s also why the GOPe work harder to defeat conservatives than democrats.

"When you accept this simple truth you are able to accept the reality that unorthodox political methods are necessary in order to defeat the GOPe. That very unorthodoxy is what makes Donald Trump so valuable. Trump is the pry-bar to remove the rot within the GOPe. Similarly the lack of establishment bona fides also makes Trump a risk, and therefore a target.

"On the day Trump announced his candidacy, we stated the NUMBER ONE JOB was to insure Trump knew he held support from the conservative electorate. As we enter this most dangerous phase, the phase where the GOPe takes lead on the attack, that supportive sentiment takes on an even greater sense of urgency.

"... The GOPe approach -eliminating Trump- is dependent upon divisiveness as a tool, until they can get their guy into place. Then the GOPe will demand unity to support their guy. Mr. Donald Trump would be well served to avoid giving the GOPe the tool they want.

"... The historical approach has always been for the GOPe to begin pitching “social issue” questions to the guy they want removed. Questions about legalized drugs get the libertarians; questions about gender issues target women; questions about abortion and faith target evangelicals; etc. These approaches are all specifically targeted and intended to remove a segment of support. Political death by a thousand paper cuts.

"... Dividing/Fracturing the electorate is part of the strategy to get to Jeb as overall winner with 15% of the electorate.

"Losing to a Democrat (Hillary) keeps the GOP employed. Losing to a conservative, or to a main street non-political like Trump, removes them.

"Megyn Kelly announced last night she has a scheduled interview with Donald Trump on Monday August 3rd. Two days earlier Megyn Kelly interrupted her FOX News broadcast live to deliver the BREAKING Daily Beast article attack about Trump and ridiculous rape allegations.

"... It would appear [Megyn] Kelly has an interest in spotlighting Trump around an inferred position of sexism. This is transparently not accidental.

"... Yesterday [July 29, eight days before the FOX GOP debate], an early warning flare was spotted disappearing over the political horizon when Donald Trump said the Republican Party leadership had contacted him recently to work on a “better relationship”.

"'A Better Relationship'? Danger Will Robinson, danger."

Trump tells Bush: 'You're fired' (because of Iraq) /, July 13, 2004

Donald Trump Schools Whiny Brit - "Crimea is Your Problem, Not Ours" (Video) / Russia Insider, August 6, 2015
"The Donald seems to have a knack for saying what the public wants, and he has been consistent in his position that kicking up a rumpus with Russia is dumb, and he would improve relations with Russia if elected.

"... 'Let me explain first of all — this is Europe’s problem much more than ours, OK?' Trump told CNN during a trip to Scotland.

"'And Europe isn’t complaining as much as we are. But this is more of a Europe problem,' Trump continued. 'And when Europe comes to us and says, ‘We want your help, we want your help,’ but they’re not really doing that. They’re dealing with Russia, they’re taking in the gas, they’re taking in the oil — they’re not really doing that. And you know, we’re making a big deal out of it.'

"'But why isn’t Germany leading this one?' Trump asked. 'You know Germany is a very rich, very powerful nation. Why aren’t they dealing on it more so? Everything the United States — we’re like the policeman of the world.'"

Ancestry of Donald Trump / By Kimberly Powell, Genealogy Expert,

TIME TO GET TOUGH: Trump’s Blockbuster Policy Manifesto / Breitbart, July 12, 2015
"The Washington Establishment’s increasing angst and opposition to billionaire real estate mogul Donald Trump’s presidential candidacy is predicated on the notion that his highly-quotable catchphrases—“Take the oil!” or “Build a wall!”—lack substantive policy prescriptions to back them up. In short, the RINO caucus’ knock on Trump is that his solutions are unserious, unmeasured, quixotic.

"Yet if the chattering class fears Trump’s recent surge in the polls, they will go into panic-filled paroxysms when they read Trump’s smart and serious bestseller, Time to Get Tough: Making America #1 Again.

"... Backed up with nearly 250 endnotes, citing everything from Government Accountability Office (GAO) reports to Sherman Antitrust Act amendments to the Theory of Moral Sentiments, Trump’s book clearly lays out serious policy solutions to vexing U.S. problems. Welfare reform, cyberwarfare, energy, illegal immigration and crime, taxes, healthcare, national defense—you name it, Trump offers his plans, often including specific bills and amendments. Best of all, Trump does it all in his refreshingly blunt and authentic voice—the very voice now resonating with a citizenry fed up with the Political Class and its conceits.

"Indeed, vestiges of the GOP Establishment, like Karl Rove aide Peter Wehner, have slyly chosen to aim the bulk of their barbs against Trump at his bumpersticker-style catchphrases or decades-old statements, not the factual policy discussions he offers in Time to Get Tough.

"Detailed, innovative, and smart, Time to Get Tough rivals all other GOP presidential candidates’ books in both specificity and serious policy proposals. It’s a book to be read by conservatives and feared by Trump’s detractors."

In 1988, Oprah Asked Donald Trump If He'd Ever Run For President. Here's How He Replied. / VIDEO: Huffington Post, July 22, 2015
"Long before The Donald officially kicked off his polarizing 2016 run and became the Republican frontrunner, Oprah asked the business tycoon about his political aspirations on a 1988 episode of The Oprah Winfrey Show."

Bush, Walker Paul in, Trump out of Voters First forum / UNION LEADER, July 22, 2015
"... Candidate Trump bowed out because, an aide said, he was upset with a Union Leader editorial this week that mocked him for saying that U.S. Sen. John McCain was not a war hero."

Rupert Murdoch Wants to Stop Donald Trump, But First He’s Got to Rein In Roger Ailes / Daily Intelligencer, July 22, 2015
"This morning’s New York Times gives front-page treatment to the billionaire grudge match that has become a major story line in this year’s (already) fractious GOP primary. The piece ... chronicles Murdoch’s intensifying efforts over the past week to blunt Trump’s surge to the top of the crowded GOP field.

"... One reason Murdoch is taking to social media and deploying his publishing properties to attack Trump may be the simple fact that he hasn’t been able to control his most powerful media organ: Fox News. According to sources, Murdoch has tried — and failed — to rein in Fox News Chairman and CEO Roger Ailes, who, insiders say, is pushing Fox to defend Trump’s most outlandish comments. This week, Ailes told his senior executives during a meeting that Murdoch recently called him and asked if Fox could “back off the Trump coverage,” a source told me. Ailes is said to have boasted to his executives that he told Murdoch he was covering Trump “the way he wanted to.” The implication was that he wasn’t going to budge.

"... according to sources, the channel's personalities are taking an active role in aiding Trump, both on- and off-camera. One source explained that Ailes has instructed The Five co-host Eric Bolling to defend Trump on air. A review of Bolling’s comments shows that over the past week, he’s gone to bat for Trump numerous times. Last Friday, for example, Bolling complained that conservatives shouldn’t be criticizing the real-estate mogul. “There's a problem in America, and it's not Donald Trump,” Bolling declared."

Don't Make Donald Mad / American Thinker, July 23, 2015
"In the “pre-Trumped” era, the group I’ll refer to as “the cabal” (GOP establishment [GOPe], media, and Democrats) lobbed nukes at conservatives at will with no fear of retaliation. This cabal routinely embarks on scorched-earth campaigns against conservatives to destroy any opposition. There’s never any fear of significant damage to their own troops, because they are bullies who prey on the weak, unarmed, and poorly matched.

"But then Donald Trump came on the scene – a guy who dropped the knife and brought a gun to a gunfight. It’s hilarious to watch the cabal go down time after time, to see them hesitate to attack the Donald because they risk getting their own aristocratic butts kicked. Sure, they’re still talking about Trump, how crass and unpolished the man is, but they’ve gone from trying to shout him down to using their indoor voices, from all-out attacks in broad daylight to midnight raids."

Revenge of the Radical Middle: Why Donald Trump Isn’t Going Away / Free Beacon, July 24, 2015
"... Well, here we are again, at the beginning of a presidential campaign in which the Republican Party, having lost its hold on the radical middle, is terrified of the electoral consequences. The supporters of Reagan and Perot, of Gingrich and Pat Buchanan, have found another aging billionaire in whom to place their fears and anxieties, their nostalgia and love of country, their disgust with the political and cultural elite, their trepidation at what our nation is becoming.

"A brash showboat and celebrity, self-promoter and controversialist, silly and mocking, a caricature of a caricature, Donald Trump is no one’s idea of a serious presidential candidate. Which is exactly why the radical middle finds him refreshing. Not an iota of him is politically correct, he plays by no rules of comity or civility, he genuflects to no party or institution, he is unafraid of and antagonistic toward the media, and he challenges the conventional wisdom of both parties, which holds that there is no real cost to illegal immigration and to trade with China.

"Trump’s foreign policy, such as it is, is like Perot’s directed not toward Eurasia but our southern border.

"... The men and women in the uppermost ranks of the party, who have stood by Trump in the past as he gave them his endorsements and cash, are inclined to condescend to a large portion of the Republican base, to treat base voters’ concerns as unserious, nativist, racist, sexist, anachronistic, or nuts, to apologize for the “crazies” who fail to understand why America can build small cities in Iraq and Afghanistan but not a wall along the southern border ... who stare incomprehensibly at the television screen when the media fail to see a “motive” for the Chattanooga shooting, who voted for Perot in ’92 and Buchanan in ’96 and Sarah Palin in ’08 and joined the Tea Party to fight death panels in ’09.

"These voters ... make a distinction between deserved benefits like Social Security and Medicare and undeserved ones like welfare and food stamps, their patriotism is real and nationalistic and skeptical of foreign entanglement ... What unites them is opposition to elites in government, finance, culture, journalism; their search for a vehicle—whether it’s a political party or an outspoken publicity maven—that will displace the managers and technocrats and restore the America of old.

"... Our political commentary is confused because it conceives of the Republican Party as a top-down entity. It’s not. There are two Republican parties, an elite party of the corporate upper crust and meritocratic winners that sits atop a mass party of whites without college degrees whose worldviews and experiences and ambitions could not be more different from their social and economic betters. The former party enjoys the votes of the latter one, but those votes are not guaranteed. What so worries the GOP about Donald Trump is that he, like Ross Perot, has the resources and ego to rend the two parties apart. If history repeats itself, it will be because the Republican elite was so preoccupied with its own economic and ideological commitments that it failed to pay attention the needs and desires of millions of its voters.

"... When the salient GOP accomplishment of 2015 will be granting President Obama Trade Promotion Authority, when the leading Republican candidates for president are telling donors they will push for comprehensive immigration reform when in office ... when it is sometimes hard to determine what they believe in beyond their own ambition, how is it surprising that a not insignificant portion of the grassroots, along with some people who normally do not pay attention to politics, are supportive of or intrigued by the outspoken and entertaining Donald Trump?

GOP's nightmare: An Independent Donald Trump / CNN, July 24, 2015
"Republicans dreaming of shooing away Donald Trump may want to think twice.

"By publicly rebuking the billionaire businessman for his inflammatory comments, the party may convince Trump to launch a third-party candidacy."

'I love Latinos,' says Trump at US-Mexico border / AFP, July 23, 2015
"... [Trump] flew into the border town of Laredo ... Laredo's population is 95.6 percent Hispanic or Latino.

"... He said he had been "surprised" by how warmly he was received despite spending barely two hours on the ground. Laredo officials appeared delighted to have a celebrity in their midst.

"'It's a pleasure,' said Laredo mayor Pete Saenz. 'The excitement that he brings is also very on the plus side for our city.'

"... The border patrol union, who initially invited Trump, announced a boycott at the eleventh hour following what it called 'careful consideration of all the factors involved.'

"But the local branch of the National Border Patrol Council said it 'does not endorse candidates for any political office.'

"'Make no mistake, our border with Mexico is not secure and there's no doubt that we need to have an honest discussion about that,' it added.

"An unfazed Trump claimed the union had been silenced by bosses in Washington.

"'They're petrified and afraid of saying what's happening,' he said. 'They have a real problem here... they invited me and then all of a sudden they were told 'silencio.'"

Donald Trump Shouts Down MSNBC’s Jose Diaz-Balart During Border Presser [VIDEO] / Daily Caller, July 23, 2015

Trump: 'I think I'll get the nomination' [VIDEO] / The Hill, July 23, 2015
"Businessman Donald Trump predicted Thursday that he would secure the 2016 Republican presidential nomination, playing down the suggestion he might run as a third-party candidate.

"'I want to run as a Republican. I think I'll get the nomination,' Trump said in Laredo, Texas, during a nationally televised speech amid his trip to the southern border.

"'I'm a Republican, I'm a conservative,' Trump said, touting his recent polling figures.

"'The best way to win is for me to get the nomination,' Trump said."

Trump: McCain has abandoned our veterans. I will fight for them. / Donald Trump opinion in USA Today, July 19, 2015
"John McCain has called his own constituents who want a secure border “crazies.” No one in the news media or the establishment, including the Republican National Committee, criticized the senator for those comments. Now, as respected reporter Sharyl Attkisson has proved point by point, the news media are also distorting my words. But that is not my point. McCain the politician has failed the state of Arizona and the country.

"... Our Department of Veterans Affairs hospitals are outdated dumps ... The current medical assistance to our veterans is a disaster ... Thanks to McCain and his Senate colleague Bernie Sanders, their legislation to cover up the VA scandal, in which 1,000+ veterans died waiting for medical care, made sure no one has been punished, charged, jailed, fined or held responsible. McCain has abandoned our veterans. I will fight for them.

"The reality is that John McCain the politician has made America less safe, sent our brave soldiers into wrong-headed foreign adventures, covered up for President Obama with the VA scandal and has spent most of his time in the Senate pushing amnesty. He would rather protect the Iraqi border than Arizona’s.

"A number of my competitors for the Republican nomination have no business running for president. I do not need to be lectured by any of them. Many are failed politicians or people who would be unable to succeed in the private sector. Some, however, I have great respect for.

"... I will continue to fight to secure our border and take care of our veterans because these steps are vital to make America great again!"

Donald Trump Heading to Texas Border / Breitbart, 21 Jul 2015
"Breitbart Texas has learned that 2016 Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump is heading to the Texas-Mexico border to get a firsthand look at the current border security situation. Trump is expected to meet with Border Patrol agents of the Laredo Sector.

"'We look forward to giving Mr. Trump a boots on the ground perspective on the Laredo Sector of the Texas-Mexico Border,' said National Border Patrol Council, Local 2455 President Hector Garza. 'Mr. Trump is expected to be in Laredo later in the week.'

"Garza told Breitbart Texas that following the border tour, Trump will have a town hall style meeting where law enforcement officers will be invited to provide feedback on their perspective of the border situation.

"Breitbart Texas Managing Director Brandon Darby worked with Agent Garza to prepare for Trump’s border tour. 'It is of utmost importance that possible future leaders of our country visit the border region, especially the Laredo Sector. Most Texans and other Americans hear that the Texas border was secured, but it wasn’t. The Rio Grande Valley Sector was supplemented with manpower from the State of Texas, but that mostly stopped where that sector ended and the Laredo Sector begins.' Darby added, 'Mr. Trump will learn firsthand of the many holes and vulnerabilities that the Los Zetas cartel exploits to enter Texas and oppress their victims.'

"... Agent Garza added, 'Breitbart Texas has been instrumental in making sure that the voices and experiences of Border Patrol agents in the Laredo Sector have been heard. We appreciate Mr. Trump and anyone else with such a platform who takes the time to hear what we are experiencing and seeing at the border. We assure you that the reality is far different from what the federal government is telling the public.'"

Trump threatens third-party run / The Hill, July 23, 2015
"Donald Trump says the chances that he will launch a third-party White House run will “absolutely” increase if the Republican National Committee is unfair to him during the 2016 primary season.

"'The RNC has not been supportive. They were always supportive when I was a contributor. I was their fair-haired boy ... The RNC has been, I think, very foolish ... I’ll have to see how I’m being treated by the Republicans ... Absolutely, if they’re not fair, that would be a factor.'

"... 'I’m not in the gang. I’m not in the group where the group does whatever it’s supposed to do ... I want to do what’s right for the country — not what’s good for special interest groups that contribute, not what’s good for the lobbyists and the donors.'

"... 'As far as the debate is concerned, these politicians debate every night. That’s all they do is talk. I don’t do that. I do other things. I’m a job creator.'

"' ... He said he’d appoint judges to the Supreme Court with a “conservative bent,” praising Justice Samuel Alito and criticizing Chief Justice John Roberts.

"'Jeb Bush was the one that pushed Roberts through his brother, and Roberts gave us ObamaCare,' Trump said. 'Roberts was a terrible choice. We wouldn’t be talking about ObamaCare right now if we didn’t have Roberts.'

"... 'It’s very hard for a very successful person to run for political office — especially for president ... I get that now more than anything.'"

Liberal Study Unintentionally Reveals Nationwide Illegal Alien Crime Spree / Breitbart, July 24, 2015
"A report issued by the liberal Migration Policy Institute (MPI) further shreds Chuck Todd’s assertion on NBC’s “Meet The Press” last Sunday that he and his staff, “couldn’t find a single study that links violent crime and immigration.”

"Tucked inside a report about President Obama’s new amnesty is the estimation from this liberal think tank there are 820,000 illegal aliens in the United States with criminal convictions, including 690,000 illegal aliens currently residing on U.S. soil who have been convicted of a felony or “serious” misdemeanor.

"The 820,000 figure is not an estimation of total crimes committed by illegal immigrants—which would be a much higher number—but only those illegal aliens successfully identified, arrested, tried, and convicted."

Caught on Camera: Illegals Smuggle Drugs Into Laredo Before Trump Visit / InfoWars, July 24, 2015
"As Donald Trump prepared to arrive in Laredo for a tour of the US border, Infowars captured astounding footage which shows illegals sneaking across the Rio Grande river before they frantically throw huge bags of drugs into a vehicle and swim back to Mexico.

• Video: Infowars Catches Border Drug Smuggling Operation On Camera!

Los Zetas Drug Cartel Linked to US Helicopter Downing / Freedom Beacon, July 24, 2015
"A shooting incident last month that forced a U.S. border patrol helicopter to make an emergency landing near Laredo, Texas, was the work of Mexican drug traffickers, and analysts say the attack highlights growing narcotics trafficking across porous U.S. borders.

"According to U.S. officials familiar with an investigation of the June 5 incident, members of the Los Zetas drug cartel were crossing back into Mexico from the United States when they were spotted by a U.S. Customs and Border Protection (USCBP) helicopter along the Rio Grande River near Laredo.

"The traffickers had finished delivering a shipment of drugs and were returning to Mexico when they were spotted by U.S. agents and opened fired with automatic weapons.

"The helicopter, part of USCBP’s Office of Air and Marine, was struck by gunfire on its side and on the rotor blade. The pilot was forced to make an emergency landing."

Illegal Immigrant Sex Offenders Are Escaping Deportation, Not Having to Join Sex Offender Registry / Digital Signal, July 24, 2015
"The murder of Kate Steinle in San Francisco by a seven-time felon and five-time deportee has sparked a nationwide debate about sanctuary cities and immigration policy.

"We recently learned that in one eight-month period in 2014, more than 8,100 deportable aliens were released by sanctuary jurisdictions. Of those, three thousand were felons and 62 percent had a prior criminal record. Nineteen hundred were later rearrested a total of 4,300 times on 7,500 different offenses.

"But this debate over sanctuary policies has brought attention to another horrifying result of the federal government’s refusal to enforce our immigration law: the failure to deport convicted illegal alien sex offenders."

Trump leads GOP presidential field in new national poll / The Hill, 2015.07.09
"Trump was the preferred GOP nominee for president for 15 percent of respondents — 4 points ahead of former Gov. Jeb Bush (Fla.) and Sen. Rand Paul (Ky.), who were tied for second place.

"... In addition to being the first choice for the majority of likely voters who participated in the poll, Trump was also the primary second choice for those who preferred another candidate as their nominee."

Donald Trump On The Gop Primary: ‘If I Win, I Will Beat Hillary’ / Breitbart, 2015.07.09
"'It’s been a wild ride. It’s been pretty wild. But the message is getting out there and the polls are looking good, and we’re doing fine. And I’m enjoying it,' said Trump, who shot up in the polls after taking a strong stand against illegal immigration. 'I loved what I was doing before, but this is so important for the country, because politicians are never going to make our country great.'

"On the day he launched his campaign, Trump stated flat out:
“When Mexico sends its people, they’re not sending their best. They’re not sending you. They’re not sending you. They’re sending people that have lots of problems, and they’re bringing those problems with us. They’re bringing drugs. They’re bringing crime. They’re rapists. And some, I assume, are good people. But I speak to border guards and they tell us what we’re getting. And it only makes common sense. It only makes common sense. They’re sending us not the right people.”
"... 'People want the truth, and they want to hear it straight! They’re tired of listening to politicians who are all talk and no action, and nothing ever gets done,' Trump said. 'And our country’s in big trouble.'

"... Clinton told CNN that she was “very disappointed” in Trump for pointing out the devastating harm illegal immigration does to the U.S. — but not disappointed enough to return some $100,000 Trump donated to the Clinton Foundation ... Asked what he thought of Clinton’s comments to CNN, Trump gave a blistering reply,
"I donate a lot of money to many different people, and many different foundations — but I’m disappointed in her. I’m disappointed that she didn’t give her emails. I’m disappointed that she was the worst Secretary of State in the history of the country. I’m disappointed at her — what happened in Benghazi and lots of other places during her term. I am disappointed in Hillary. During her tenure, I should say. But I’m disappointed in Hillary. So when she says she’s disappointed in me, I’m far more disappointed in her, and so is the American public."
"... 'We’re getting killed on trade, all over the world. Not only with Mexico ... The problem is the leadership in Mexico is so much smarter than our leadership. And the trade deals they’re making are good for Mexico, and bad for the United States. They’re terrible for the United States ... And I believe that’s a factor in Univision, because I think Mexico wanted Univision to do something to get me, even more so than the border, get me to stop talking about the horrible trade deals the United States is making with Mexico, because Mexico is making fortunes with these trade deals, they’re so bad ... So, with me, that won’t happen. Those deals will be the opposite. We’ll bring back jobs from China, from Japan, from Mexico, from all of these countries that are ripping us off. We won’t have bad trade deals anymore. We’ll have the best,' Trump said."

Illegal Alien Crime Wave in Texas: 611,234 Crimes, 2,993 Murders / PJ Media, July 22, 2015

Migrants Jump Off Boat, Run Ashore, During Miami Beach Fashion Shoot (VIDEO) /, July 27, 2015

Infowars Catches Border Drug Smuggling Operation On Camera! / InfoWars, July 22, 2015

Obama Admin Plans More Executive Action on Immigration / Free Beacon, July 23, 2015

Obama shielding 80 percent of nation’s illegals from deportation / Washington Times, July 23, 2015

November 2015


Photo credit: attributed to Turkmen rebels in Northern Syria / Southern Turkey

• Web search: Turkey F-16 shoot down Russian SU-24 Syria Novermber 2015

The war against ISIS begins by pushing them back from and out of safe zones in Syria as well as pounding its command, control and weapons depots as targets of opportunity. The war will progress to supply lines and then to the suppliers of ISIS. At that point, the major powers will be squared-up and all pretence will be laid aside. For instance, Turkey's harboring, support and supply of ISIS is now out in the open. To end ISIS, Turkey must be dealt with. Who else will be exposed as Russia pulls back the curtain on this proxy war? And how will Russia strategically deal with the reality of who its fighting? Will it defeat itself in a war of economic attrition by boxing shadows, or will it go for the kill by confronting those actually waging and enabling the war?

Norwegian Report Determines Turkey Responsible For Buying ISIS Oil / Activist Post, December 24, 2015

Ankara to send Military Aid to Ukraine, Turkey’s “Volunteer Battalion” to Enforce Crimea Blockade, Act of Aggression against Russia? / Fort Russ, December 27, 2015
"The Defense Ministry of Turkey is providing assistance in Ukraine by creating a volunteer battalion named “Noman of Celebicihan”, said the coordinator of the ‘civil action by blockade of Crimea‘, Lenur Islyamov."

Turkey Refuses to Withdraw Its Troops From Northern Iraq Despite Ultimatum / Sputnik, December 7, 2015
"In the face of fierce protests from the Iraqi government and the international community, Turkey is refusing to withdraw troops from northern Iraq."

Syria calls US-led coalition air strike on Assad regime forces an 'act of aggression' /, December 7, 2015

Why is the US-led coalition allowed in Syria? Did Syria give it permission to wage war in Syria?
"An air strike carried out by the US-led coalition in Syria is reported to have targeted regime forces for the first time, killing at least three soldiers and destroying a number of vehicles.

"The Syrian government said four warplanes bombed its Saega military camp in Deir al-Zor province, describing it as an "act of aggression" by coalition forces.

"According to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitoring group, 13 more military personnel were wounded in the strike, which it said took place near the town of Ayyash on Sunday evening.

"But while the Syrian foreign ministry said in a statement that it had written to the UN over the incident, a spokesman for the coalition denied it had carried out any air strikes on the area in question."

'Great partners': Pentagon rejects Russian evidence of Turkey aiding ISIS / RT, December 2, 2015
" A Pentagon spokesman rejected Russia’s evidence of Turkey’s involvement in oil deals with Islamic State militants, calling Turkey a “great partner” just a day after his boss complained to Congress that Ankara was not fighting ISIS enough.

"“Let me be very clear that we flatly reject any notion that the Turks are somehow working with ISIL,” said Colonel Steve Warren, spokesman for the US-led coalition fighting against Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL). “That is preposterous and kind of ridiculous. We absolutely, flatly reject that notion.”"

Russia has ‘more proof’ ISIS oil routed through Turkey, Erdogan says he’ll resign if it’s true / RT, November 30, 2015
"[Vladimir Putin said], “At the moment we have received additional information confirming that that oil from the deposits controlled by Islamic State militants enters Turkish territory on industrial scale ... We have every reason to believe that the decision to down our plane was guided by a desire to ensure security of this oil’s delivery routes to ports where they are shipped in tankers.""

Logistics 101: Where Does ISIS Get Its Guns? / NEO, 2015.09.06
"The current conflict consuming the Middle East, particularly in Iraq and Syria where the so-called “Islamic State” (ISIS) is operating and simultaneously fighting and defeating the forces of Syria, Lebanon, Iraq, and Iran, we are told, is built upon a logistical network based on black market oil and ransom payments.

"... The fighting capacity of ISIS is that of a nation-state. It controls vast swaths of territory straddling both Syria and Iraq and not only is able to militarily defend and expand from this territory, but possesses the resources to occupy it, including the resources to administer the populations subjugated within it.

"... And were ISIS’ supply lines solely confined within Syrian and Iraqi territory, then surely both Syrian and Iraqi forces would utilize their one advantage – air power – to cut front line ISIS fighters from the source of their supplies. But this is not happening and there is a good reason why.

"... Terrorists and weapons left over from NATO’s intervention in Libya in 2011 were promptly sent to Turkey and then onto Syria – coordinated by US State Department officials and intelligence agencies in Benghazi – a terrorist hotbed for decades.

"ISIS’ supply lines run precisely where Syrian and Iraqi air power cannot go. To the north and into NATO-member Turkey, and to the southwest into US allies Jordan and Saudi Arabia. Beyond these borders exists a logistical network that spans a region including both Eastern Europe and North Africa."

• VIDEO: Turkey: IS Supply Channels | Focus on Europe / DW: Deutsche Welle, Germany's international broadcaster, Nov 27, 2014

Turkish president warns Russia not to 'play with fire' after Putin suggested Su-24 jet was shot down after America passed on details of its flight path /, November 26, 2015
"Turkish president Tayyip Erdogan has warned Russia 'not to play with fire' after Vladimir Putin suggested the Su-24 jet was shot down after the U.S passed on details of its flight path.

"... [Russian president Vladimir Putin said], 'The American side, which leads the coalition that Turkey belongs to, knew about the location and time of our planes' flights, and we were hit exactly there and at that time.

"'Why did we pass this information to the Americans? Either they were not controlling what their allies were doing, or they are leaking this information all over the place.'

"... 'They [our planes] have identification signs and these are well visible. Instead of... ensuring this never happens again, we are hearing unintelligible explanations and statements that there is nothing to apologise about.'

"... 'Vehicles, carring oil, lined up in a chain going beyond the horizon resembling a living oil pipe ... Day and night they are going to Turkey. Trucks always go there loaded, and back from there - empty ... We assume that the top political leadership of Turkey might not know anything about this [illegal oil trade]. Hard to believe, but it is theoretically possible.'

"... 'We didn't even think that we could receive a strike from a party that we thought to be our partner ... If we thought of this before, we would have established the systems capable to protect our aircraft ... The reason we didn't do this is because we thought Turkey to be a friendly country.'

"... [Erdogan said], 'Those who carry out a military campaign with the pretext of fighting Daesh are targeting anti-regime opponents ... You say you are fighting Daesh [ISIS/IS/ISIL]. Excuse me, but you are not fighting Daesh. You are killing our Turkmen kinsmen hand-in-hand with the regime in order to clear areas north of Latakia.'"

Putin slams US for not controlling Turkey's actions in the downing of its jet over Syria /, November 27, 2015
"Russian President Vladimir Putin has warned they will halt cooperation with the US-led coalition fighting against the Islamic State (Isis) in Syria if its military is targeted again. Referring to the downing of its jet by Turkey as "unacceptable", he slammed the US for failing to control its allies.

"Putin said: "Why did we pass this information to the Americans? Either they were not controlling what their allies were doing, or they are leaking this information all over the place ... We are ready to cooperate with the coalition which is led by the United States. But of course incidents like the destruction of our aircraft and the deaths of our servicemen ... are absolutely unacceptable. And we proceed from the position that there will be no repeat of this, otherwise we'll have no need of cooperation with anybody, any coalition, any country.""

US knew flight path of plane downed by Turkey: Putin / AFP, November 26, 2015
"President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday that Russia had given prior information to the United States of the flight path of the plane downed by Turkey on the Syrian border.

""The American side, which leads the coalition that Turkey belongs to, knew about the location and time of our planes' flights, and we were hit exactly there and at that time," Putin said at a joint press conference with French counterpart Francois Hollande in the Kremlin.

"... Putin on Thursday dismissed as "rubbish" Turkey's claim that it would not have shot down the jet if it had known it was Russian.

""They [our planes] have identification signs and these are well visible," Putin said. "Instead of [...] ensuring this never happens again, we are hearing unintelligible explanations and statements that there is nothing to apologise about."

"... Putin said there was "no doubt" that oil from "terrorist-controlled" territory in Syria was making its way across the border into Turkey.

""We see from the sky where these vehicles [carrying oil] are going," Putin said. "They are going to Turkey day and night."

""These barrels are not only carrying oil but also the blood of our citizens because with this money terrorists buy weapons and ammunition and then organise bloody attacks," he added."

‘Commercial scale’ oil smuggling into Turkey becomes priority target of anti-ISIS strikes / RT, November 27, 2015
"Islamic State’s daring and impudent oil smuggling into Turkey should become a high-priority target in order to cripple the terrorist group, President Putin said, backed by French President Francois Hollande. Both agree that the source of terrorist financing must be hit first and foremost.

"... “Vehicles, carrying oil, lined up in a chain going beyond the horizon,” said Putin ... The views resemble a “living oil pipe” stretched from ISIS and rebel controlled areas of Syria into Turkey, the Russian President stressed. “Day and night they are going to Turkey. Trucks always go there loaded, and back from there – empty.”

"... “Those who claim we buy oil from Daesh [ISIS] are obliged to prove it,” [Turkish President Recep Tayyip] Erdogan said earlier on Thursday in an attempt to shift the blame for ISIS oil profits onto Damascus."

US to pull Patriot anti-air missiles from Turkey / RT, November 17, 2015
"The US has followed in Germany’s footsteps, announcing that it will not be renewing its Patriot defense system in Turkey once it expires in October. The anti-air missile units will be shipped home for upgrades.

"“The United States has informed the Turkish government that the US deployment of Patriot air and missile defense units in Turkey which expires in October will not be renewed beyond the end of the current rotation,” said the message posted on the US Embassy in Turkey’s website.

"... The decision was made a day after fellow NATO member Germany announced the withdrawal of its own missile defense systems from Turkey. Germany cited a “low ballistic missile threat,” as well as the “high costs of the mission,” as reasons for the pull out.

"The NATO allies deployed the air-defense systems in Turkey in 2013 after Ankara requested them to counter potential attacks from Syrian President Bashar Assad’s forces in Syria."

Erdogan: Downing of Turkish jet with S-400 missile would mean aggression /, November 27, 2015
"Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan made the remarks in a statement to CNN International of the possibility of the Russian S-400 surface-to-air missile system targeting Turkish warplanes in case they enter Syrian airspace.

"Erdogan did not rule out the possibility of such an incident.

"“In this case Turkey will be forced to take measures that will certainly not be discussed. And of course it would be an aggression against our rights of sovereignty and it’s the natural right of the state to protect those rights. We do not want to see any escalation of the situation in the region. We do not want to become a party to that. But those who side with Syria and escalate the tension, I think, are the responsible parties to this,” the Turkish president stressed."

Russian S-400 Missile Defense System Deployed in Syria / Sputnik, November 26, 2015
"The S-400 Triumf (NATO reporting name: SA-21 Growler) next generation surface-to-air missile system has been deployed to the Hmeymim airbase in Syria where the Russian Aerospace Forces group is stationed.

"The Russian Defense Ministry announced the deployment of the S-400 systems on Wednesday, a day after Turkish fighter jets had shot down a Russian Su-24 bomber, which had been taking part in Russia's anti-terror campaign in Syria.

"Russian President Vladimir Putin described the incident as a "stab in the back, carried out against us by accomplices of terrorists.""

Turkey must be removed from NATO: US Army general / PRESSTV, November 26, 2015
"Turkey’s downing of a Russian warplane over Syria has proven that the country is a liability to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) and must be “ousted” from the Western military alliance, says a retired US Army General.

"... “I think NATO, if they have any resolve, they would oust Turkey out of NATO because they are not cooperating against ISIL, they are not cooperating at all with some of the forces inside of Syria, and they want to see [Syrian President Bashar] Assad removed or replaced by another government,” the retired General told Russia's RT."

Police seized a shipment of 800 shotguns moving from Turkey to Belgium /, November 27, 2015

Turkish newspaper editor in court for 'espionage' after revealing weapon convoy to Syrian militants / RT, November 26, 2015
"A Turkish prosecutor asked a court to imprison the editor-in-chief of Cumhuriyet newspaper pending trial for espionage and treason. In May, the outlet published photos of weapons it said were then transferred to Syria by Turkey’s intelligence agency.

"... Besides the editor, Can Dündar, the prosecution said it is seeking the same pre-trial restrictions for Cumhuriyet’s representative in Ankara, Erdem Gül.

"Dündar arrived at an Istanbul court on Thursday, saying that he and his colleague “came here to defend journalism.”

"“We came here to defend the right of the public to obtain the news and their right to know if their government is feeding them lies. We came here to show and to prove that governments cannot engage in illegal activity and defend this,” Dündar was cited by Today’s Zaman.

"According to the paper, the trucks were carrying six steel containers, with 1,000 artillery shells, 50,000 machine gun rounds, 30,000 heavy machine gun rounds and 1,000 mortar shells. The arms were reportedly delivered to extremist groups fighting against the Syrian government of President Bashar Assad, whom Ankara wants ousted from power.

"The Turkish authorities denied the allegations, saying that the trucks were carrying aid to Syrian ethnic Turkmen tribespeople and labeled their interception an act of “treason” and “espionage.”"

Russia planning no war with Turkey — FM / TASS, November 25, 2015
""We are not planning to wage a war against Turkey, our attitude towards the Turkish people has not changed," Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said. "We have questions only to the Turkish leadership."

""... Now probably many things of what we are saying now should not be a secret, regarding how terrorists use Turkish territory to prepare their operations in Syria, to prepare terrorist acts in different countries, regarding efforts or lack of efforts on the part of official authorities to fight that," he said.

""... Currently, the government is considering the whole range of those relations," the minister said. "We’re not willing to artificially create problems for Turkish producers and exporters who do not bear responsibility for what has happened. We’re not willing to create additional problems for our companies, which cooperate with the Turkish side either. But we cannot leave what has happened unanswered, and not because we necessarily have to respond by doing something. The thing is that too many factors in Turkey's territory are posing direct terrorist threat to Russian citizens, and not only to Russian citizens. This is some kind of a bridgehead, which probably is hardly controlled by anyone. Though there are reports that those processes are followed by security services one way or another," Lavrov said.

""... In particular, I would like to draw the attention, and I have told (Turkish Foreign Minister) Mr. Cavusoglu this, to his phrase that yesterday’s incident once again necessitates measures in the context of Russian military infrastructure’s dangerous approach to the NATO borders," Lavrov said. "I hope that all the people present here are competent and there is no need to explain to them on what, generally speaking, hypocritical background these statements are based."

""... Some members of the coalition, including those providing their combat planes for strikes against Iraq and Syria have confided to us the planes involved were of US manufacture and the Americans normally request US permission for such operations," Lavrov said. "As far as I understand, our plane was downed by a US-made F-16. It remains to be seen whether the US requirement is applicable to Turkey, and if it is, I would like to know if Turkey had asked the United States for permission to send its planes on a combat mission and to shoot down a plane, albeit probably an identified one, over Syrian territory."

""... According to latest reports, there are hundreds and may be even thousands of militants from Russia in this region, which our Turkish colleagues consider to be inhabited by people who are loyal to Turkey. These militants are creating a direct threat to our security and the security of our people. According to our information, terrorist facilities such as weapons and ammunition depots as well as command centers and supply points are also located in this region," the Russian foreign minister said.

"Lavrov asked the Turkish foreign minister if Ankara’s attention to that region, including permanent proposals on creating a buffer zone over that territory, should be regarded as an attempt to fence off this infrastructure and prevent its destruction. Lavrov did not get any answer.

""Yesterday’s attack by the Turkish Air Force against a Russian aircraft shows the situation with illegal oil trade and the underground oil industry which the IS has created in its territory in a new light. Yesterday’s incident happened after Russian warplanes had started delivering quite effective and targeted strikes against those tank trucks and oil fields," Lavrov said.

"He recalled that on the sidelines of the G20 summit in Antalya the Turkish side raised the possibility of creating a buffer or no-fly zone.

"Lavrov expressed the hope that "such encroachments implying intrusion into Syrian territory, the territory of a sovereign state, will not go on."

""Yesterday’s attack against our plane and the whole situation is not to be used for pushing through the idea of a no-fly, buffer zone by hook or by crook."

"... Turkey keeps all lines of contact with Russia open, Turkish Prime Minister Ahmed Davutoglu told parliament on Wednesday.

""Russia is our neighbor, friend and very important partner. We have no intention to sever ties or fan tensions in connection with this incident. But we have the right to protect our borders and will be using it further on. The plane was seen as a threat and the rules of response were used," he claimed.

"Davutoglu argues that the measures against the Russian plane were "implemented within the framework of international rules of response."

"He accused Russia of attacking Syria’s Turkomans using the struggle against the Islamic State as a pretext."

NATO is harbouring the Islamic State / , November 19, 2015

LIVE UPDATES: NATO Member Shoots Down Russian Fighter Jet On Syria Border / Breitbart, November 24, 2015

#StabInTheBack: Social Media Shares Russian President's Outrage Over Su-24 / Sputnik News, November 24, 2015
"Speaking with Jordan's King Abdullah II in Sochi on Tuesday, the Russian president expressed his outrage over the downing of a Russian bomber jet operating in Syrian airspace by Turkish fighter aircraft, describing it as nothing short of a betrayal.

""This event goes beyond the fight against terrorism ... Today's loss is related to a stab in the back, carried out against us by accomplices of terrorists. I cannot describe what happened today in any other way," Putin emphasized."

November 2015


Russia warns of 'new world war' starting in Syria /, February 12, 2016
"Russia warned of “a new world war" starting in Syria on Thursday after a dramatic day in which Gulf states threatened to send in ground forces.

"... Gulf states, led by Saudi Arabia, [said] they were committed to sending ground troops to the country. Their favoured rebel groups have been pulverised by Russian air raids and driven back on the ground by Iranian-supplied pro-regime troops."

• VIDEO: Reality Check: Proof U.S. Government Wanted ISIS To Emerge In Syria / Ben Swann, November 19, 2015
"There is so much debate over how the U.S. and other nations will stop ISIS but can these leaders be trusted? Ben Swann exposes secret DOD documents that prove the U.S. wanted ISIS to emerge in Syria."
See also ... / VC, November 20, 2015

French Strikes on ISIL Oil Facilities in Syria Unjustified by Self-Defense / , November 20, 2015
"A senior Russian diplomat said that Russia does not support French airstrikes targeting oil facilities in Syria controlled by ISIL militants as they are not approved by the legitimate Syrian government and cannot be justified by self-defense claims.

"Russia does not support French airstrikes targeting oil facilities in Syria controlled by Islamic State (ISIL) militants as they are not approved by the legitimate Syrian government and cannot be justified by self-defense claims, a senior Russian diplomat said.

""We cannot support such actions primarily because they are carried out without the consent of the Syrian government," Ilya Rogachev, head of the Department for New Challenges and Threats (DNCT) at the Foreign Ministry said in an interview with the Russian Kommersant newspaper to be published on Friday.

"Rogachev suggested that the French airstrikes on oil facilities in Syria could pursue goals that contradict the announced drive to ensure France's self-defense in light of the growing terrorist threat.

""Because the French authorities consider [Syrian President] Bashar Assad and Islamic State as equal priority enemies of France, the airstrikes are designed to hurt both. For your knowledge, the French do not attack similar targets in Iraq," Rogachev stressed."

Russia Deploys Powerful S-400 Air Defense System to Syria / Russia Insider, November 13, 2015
"Russia Deploys Powerful S-400 Air Defense System to Syria ..."

Syria hospitals Russia accused of bombing don’t exist – Defense Ministry / RT, November 2, 2015
"... Reports in several Western media outlets on October 21-23 claimed that 12 people, including doctors, were killed in a Russian airstrike on the village of Sarmin in Syria’s Idlib province. They also said medical facilities were hit in al-Eis, al-Hadher, Khan Tuman, Latamna and al-Zarba.

"... Out of six hospitals that were mentioned in the reports, only one medical facility actually exists in real life ...

"... It turned out that, a hospital is only present in the village Sarmin,” Major-General Igor Konashenkov, the Defense Ministry spokesman said, adding that there are no hospitals and no medical workers in the other five villages named in media reports."

US Special Forces deployed as ‘human shields’ to salvage terror assets in Syria / RT, November 1, 2015

Excellent article summarizing Western responses to Russia's dismantling of ISIS and other 'moderate rebels' in Syria.
"... US Special Forces are being used as “human shields” to curb Russian air strikes against anti-government mercenaries, many of whom are instrumental in Washington’s regime-change objective in Syria.

"... what we are seeing here is a concerted effort by Washington and its allies to stem their covert military losses in Syria. Sending in American Special Forces – a seemingly dramatic U-turn by Obama to put boots on the ground in Syria – is just one part of a wider effort to forestall Russian success in stabilizing Syria. These US forces are not about a “deepening of American involvement in a war [Obama] has tried to avoid”, as the New York Times would have us believe. They are being sent in to act as human shields against Russian airstrikes."

Russian Video Reveals Hellish Carnage in Syria / InfoWars, October 21, 2015

Video credit: Russian drone captures the offensive by Syrian army on positions of terrorists in Jobar, an eastern suburb of Damascus

"Syrian government and jihadis have fought over neighborhood for more than two years ...

"Earlier this week Russian television released an HD video of a devastated Jobar, an eastern suburb of Damascus, where jihadists and the Syrian government are battling.

"The video allegedly shot by a drone shows tanks firing amidst a hellish wreckage of buildings.

"The Syrian government and jihadis have fought over the neighborhood for more than two years. It is largely abandoned, although it reportedly had 300,000 residents, primarily Sunni Muslim, prior to the war."

The Mystery of ISIS’ Toyota Army Solved / Activist Post, October 9, 2015

Photo credit unknown

"The US Treasury has recently opened an inquiry about the so-called “Islamic State’s” (ISIS/ISIL) use of large numbers of brand-new Toyota trucks. The issue has arisen in the wake of Russia’s air operations over Syria and growing global suspicion that the US itself has played a key role in arming, funding, and intentionally perpetuating the terrorist army across Syria and Iraq."

Turkey threatens to SHOOT DOWN Putin's planes as it drags West closer to war with Russia /, October 17, 2015
"TURKEY'S Prime Minister has risked launching World War 3 between the West and Russia after threatening to SHOOT DOWN Putin's war planes in the country's air space."

Report: Russia blocks Israeli jets over Lebanon / YNET News, October 17, 2015
"Lebanese newspaper claims Israeli jets turn back after confrontation with Russian aircraft over northern Lebanon.

"Russian forces warned Israel over IAF flights in Russian controlled airspace near the Syrian–Lebanese border area after Israeli jets were detected nearby, according to a report Friday in the Lebanese media outlet As Safir.

"... Safir quoted Lebanese diplomatic officials who were "in the know," as saying that the warning was issued after Russian radar identified Israeli aircraft approaching Russian-controlled airspace two weeks ago.

""Russian aircraft immediately blocked the Israeli jets' path while they flew above the Akkar region in northern Lebanon. The Russians immediately sent a clear warning to the Israelis that entering Syrian airspace would be a pretext for opening fire," the source said."

Smoking gun emails reveal Blair's 'deal in blood' with George Bush over Iraq war was forged a YEAR before the invasion had even started /, October 17, 2015

• "Leaked White House memo shows former Prime Minister's support for war at summit with U.S. President in 2002
• "Bombshell document shows Blair preparing to act as spin doctor for Bush, who was told 'the UK will follow our lead'
• "Publicly, Blair still claimed to be looking for diplomatic solution - in direct contrast to email revelations
• "New light was shed on Bush-Blair relations by material disclosed by Hillary Clinton at the order of the U.S. courts"

Moscow Demands Britain Explain "Green Light To Shoot Down Russian Jets" / Zero Hedge, October 11, 2015
"The chances of escalation from a proxy war to outright war just went to 11 on the Spinal Tap amplifier of sabre-rattling. A day after British and NATO pilots were reportedly given the green light to take drastic action against Russian fighter jets if they come under threat during missions over Iraq, Interfax reports that the Russian Defense Ministry has demanded clarification. Senior defence sources say it is just a matter of time before our fighters are involved in a deadly confrontation with Russian jets."

RAF given green light to shoot down hostile Russian jets in Syria /, October 11, 2015
"As relations between the West and Russia steadily deteriorate, Royal Air Force (RAF) pilots have been given the go-ahead to shoot down Russian military jets when flying missions over Syria and Iraq, if they are endangered by them. The development comes with warnings that the UK and Russia are now "one step closer" to being at war.

"RAF Tornado pilots have been instructed to avoid contact with Russian aircraft while engaged in missions for Operation Shader – the codename for the RAF's anti-Isis work in Iraq and Syria. But their aircraft have been armed with air-to-air missiles and the pilots have been given the green light to defend themselves if they are threatened by Russian pilots."

US pulls aircraft carrier out of Persian Gulf as Russian ships enter / PRESS TV, October 10, 2015
"For the first time since 2007, the US Navy has now no aircraft carrier in the Persian Gulf, according to NBC News.

"The warship was withdrawn from the Persian Gulf on Thursday, a day after Russia fired 26 long-range cruise missiles from its Caspian Flotilla against terrorists in Syria, Pentagon officials said.

"US military officials claimed that the aircraft carrier, which houses about 5,000 sailors and 65 fighter jets, was withdrawn because it needed to undergo maintenance."

• web search: USS Theodore Roosevelt leaves Persian Gulf without US carrier Syria October 2015

U.S. aircraft diverted to avoid Russian fighter in Syria / CNN, October 7, 2015

Russian Offer to Share ISIL Targets With US-Led Coalition Gets No Response Sputkik/ , October 7, 2015
"Russia has proposed sharing the coordinates of possible ISIL targets with the US-led anti-ISIL coalition, but has not received a response, Colonel-General Andrei Kartapolov, head of the Main Operations Directorate of the Russian General Staff, told media at a press briefing on Wednesday.

""This means that either our partners do not have such coordinates, or that they for some reason do not want us to hit these targets. The reason for this remains unclear to us," Kartapolov said, cited by RIA Novosti."

Russian Foreign Minister calls Free Syrian Army ‘phantom’ group / TASS, October 5, 2015
"The Free Syrian Army and the moderate opposition in general remain a "phantom" group, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has said, adding that Moscow has called on the US to explain what it is and where it is based.

""No one has told us where the Free Syrian Army operates or where and how the other units of the moderate opposition act," Lavrov said.

"... Last week, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said "there is absolutely controversial information about this so-called army." "What is Free Syrian Army? Is this an official term? Are they official armed forces or what is it," Peskov said. He reiterated that Russia would support Syria in the fight against the Islamic State terrorist group and other extremists and terrorists."

China Preparing to Hit Syria Jihadists Hard / Russia Insider, October 7, 2015
"China is planning to join Russia’s own emerging coalition by deploying Shenyang J-15, a carrier-based fighter aircraft.

"... With a high risk of military clash between the U.S. and Russian forces conducting overlapping air campaigns in Syria, the Russian and Chinese joint airstrikes plan to bomb CIA’s proxy jihadists, including ISIS militants in Syria.

"Several reports also suggested that a large number of Chinese military advisers have already joined Russia’s personnel in the Assad regime’s stronghold Latakia province.

"... The Shenyang J-15 warplanes “will take off from the Chinese Liaoning-CV-16 aircraft carrier, which reached Syrian shores on 26 September,” according to the Israeli military and intelligence news website DEBKAfile with news that Beijing is joining Moscow’s venture in Syria.

"... It has been reported that the Russians have managed to negotiate with the Syrian government to provide them an exclusive access to some of the largest oil and gas fields in the region in return for the Russian airstrikes.

"... China has stakes in Syria’s oil industry, in which China’s state-owned National Petroleum Corporation holds shares in two of Syria’s largest oil companies, while another Chinese company, Sinochem, holds 50% of shares in Syrian oil fields.

"...Hundreds of Iranian troops have reportedly arrived in Syria along with military equipment to launch ground combat operations on rebel-held areas and regain the control over the Northern-Western part of Syria, which Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s opponents gained earlier this year.

"The ground combat operation with Iran, Hezbollah and the Syrian army will go hand in hand with Russian airstrikes, which will likely get other Middle Eastern states involved into the war in Syria."

4 Russian warships launch 26 missiles against ISIS from Caspian Sea / RT, October 7, 2015

Graphic: Washington Post and Russian Video

"Four Russian Navy warships have fired a total of 26 missiles at the position of the terrorist group Islamic State in Syria, Russia’s Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu announced. The missiles were fired from the Caspian Sea.

"“Four missile ships launched 26 cruise missiles at 11 targets. According to objective control data, all the targets were destroyed. No civilian objects sustained damage,” Shoigu said.

"The missiles flew some 1,500 km before reaching their targets, probing their efficiency ... The missiles used are capable of hitting a target within 3 meters at a range of up to 2,500 km.

"... The Russian Defense Ministry said it had worked with its partners to plan the flight path so that the missiles traveled only over desolate areas and didn’t pose any danger to civilians."

Update from the Chief of the Main Operational Directorate of the General Staff of the Russian Armed Forces Andrei Kartapolov on the cruise missiles launch / FortRuss, October 7, 2015
"Cruise missile strikes held from the south-west part of the Caspian Sea against militants in Syria have been agreed on by Russia and its partners beforehand. This was stated today by the Chief of the Main Operational Directorate of the General Staff of the Russian Armed Forces Colonel General Andrei Kartapolov.

"... Andrei Kartapolov mentioned that in order to provide security for civil population, the flight corridor for cruise missiles had been planned over uninhabited areas. The strikes engaged plants producing ammunition and explosives, command centres, storages of munitions, armament and POL as well as a training camp of terrorists on the territory of the Raqqah, Idlib and Aleppo.

"... Missile ships Dagestan, Grad Sviyazhsk, Veliky Ustyug and Uglich performed the launches.

"... During his meeting with journalists, Andrei Kartapolov stressed that all the targets had been properly analyzed using the data received from space and radio reconnaissance, communications interception, and photos made by UAVs. Data collected by intelligence of Syria, Iran and Iraq, including human intelligence, was also used.

"... Andrei Kartopolov said that the final decision on elimination of targets was made only after the analysis of all the data and computer simulation of the strikes. Aviation targeting was made according to the same algorithm."

Marco Rubio Wants US to Risk War with Russia Over Syria / , October 6, 2015
"Republican presidential candidate Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida gave an interview with CNBC's John Harwood on Monday in which Rubio called for the United States to risk war with Russia to enforce a proposed no-fly zone over Syria.

"... Harwood: Would you be willing to engage in military conflict with the Russians who are now flying bombing missions over Syria to enforce that zone? Would you be willing to have war with Russia over that?

"Rubio: no. The answer to your question is the following. Number one, if you are going to have a no-fly zone, it has to be against anyone who would dare intrude on it. And I am confident that the United States air force can enforce that, including against the Russians. That I believe the Russians would not test that. I don't think it's in the Russians interest to engage in an armed conflict of the United States.

"Harwood: You think Putin would back off if we had a no-fly zone?

"Rubio: I don't think he's going to go into a safe zone, absolutely. I don't believe he will look for a direct military conflict against the United States in order to go into a safe zone.

"Harwood: What if he was?

"Rubio: Well, then you're going to have a problem. But that would be no different than any other adversary."

Brzezinski: Obama Should Retaliate if Russia Doesn't Stop Attacking U.S. Assets /, October 6, 2015
"The United States should threaten to retaliate if Russia does not stop attacking U.S. assets in Syria, former national security adviser Zbigniew Brzezinski wrote in a Financial Times op-ed published Sunday, urging "strategic boldness," with American credibility in the Middle East and the region itself at stake.

"Moscow's apparent decision to strike non-Islamic State targets and those of Syrian rebels backed by the Central Intelligence Agency "at best" reflects "Russian military incompetence," and worst, "evidence of a dangerous desire to highlight American political impotence," wrote Brzezinski, the national security adviser for former President Jimmy Carter and a strong supporter of current President Barack Obama.

"And if Russia continues to pursue non-ISIL targets, the U.S. should retaliate, he added.

""In these rapidly unfolding circumstances the U.S. has only one real option if it is to protect its wider stakes in the region: to convey to Moscow the demand that it cease and desist from military actions that directly affect American assets," he said.

""The Russian naval and air presences in Syria are vulnerable, isolated geographically from their homeland," Brzezinski noted. "They could be 'disarmed' if they persist in provoking the US.""

bigniew Brzezinski, Are You Nuts? / Russia Insider, October 7, 2015

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"Meeting at the Valdai Discussion Club in Sochi, October 24, 2014"

Preview Of World War III? Russia Is Putting On A Display Of Firepower That Is Shocking The World / End Of The American Dream, October 5, 2015
"The Russians have unleashed their own version of “shock and awe” in Syria, and the brutal efficiency of their airstrikes against ISIS targets has stunned many observers around the globe.

"For more than a year, the Obama administration has claimed that its bombing campaign in Syria has been a “success”, and yet ISIS has continued to grow stronger and gain more territory. But now just over a few days the tide of the conflict appears to have turned. The whole world has gotten a chance to see what a global superpower can truly do to a bunch of radical Islamic terrorists when it is focused and determined. The images that we have seen of hardened ISIS command centers being wiped off the face of the map by Russian bombs are truly impressive. But why did those targets still exist in the first place? Was the U.S. military unable to identify them previously? Or could it be possible that the Obama administration did not want to hit them?

"These Russian airstrikes are intended to pave the way for ground assaults by Syrian and Iranian troops. If ISIS begins to lose a lot of territory inside Syria in the coming weeks, a lot of people are going to have some very serious questions regarding why previous U.S. attempts were seemingly so unsuccessful.

"... For weeks, Obama seemed to have little idea what the Russians intended to do in Syria. And now that the Russians are bombing the living daylights out of ISIS, the best that Obama can do is whine loudly about it.

"The Russians appear to be succeeding where Obama failed, and this has put the U.S. government in a very precarious position in the Middle East."

Russia Intensifies Syria Bombing as Cameron Joins Criticism /, October 4, 2015
"... The Russian Defense Ministry said on Sunday that 10 Islamic State positions in Syria had been attacked in the past 24 hours, including militant training camps in Raqqa and Idlib provinces. Russian strikes have broken “the management and logistics of the terrorist organization” and caused “significant damage to the infrastructure used for preparation of terrorist attacks,” the ministry said on its website.

"... The Russian military’s direct entry into Syria’s civil war last week in support of its ally, President Bashar al-Assad, has stirred anger in the U.S., Europe and Middle East, where leaders accuse Moscow of targeting western-backed rebel forces opposed to Assad ...

"... Obama said the country’s larger civil war requires a political resolution that would remove Assad ... In a joint declaration on Friday, the U.S., France, Saudi Arabia and four other nations had condemned Russia for the strikes.

"... Cameron, speaking as his Conservative Party began its annual conference, urged Russian President Vladimir Putin to “change direction” ... “I would say to them change direction ... if we want to have a secure region we need an alternative to Assad ...""

Russian Air Force hits 50 ISIS targets in Syria over 3 days, ‘significantly’ damaging militants RT/ , October 3, 2015
" The Russian Air Force has conducted more than 60 flights and bombed over 50 Islamic State targets in three days, according to Russia’s top armed forces official. He added the strikes have significantly reduced the terrorists’ combat capabilities.

"“The airstrikes were being conducted night and day from the Khmeimim airbase and throughout the whole of Syria. In three days we managed to undermine the terrorists’ material-technical base and significantly reduce their combat potential,” Lieutenant General Andrey Kartapolov, head of the Main Operation Directorate of the General Staff of Russia’s armed forces, told reporters on Saturday.

"He added that according to Russian intelligence the militants are fleeing the area that was in their control.

"“There is panic and defection among them. About 600 mercenaries have left their positions and are trying to reach Europe,” he said.

"... “Over the past 24 hours, Sukhoi Su-34 and Su-24M fighter jets have performed 20 sorties and hit nine Islamic State installations,” Igor Konashenkov, Russia’s Defense Ministry spokesman, reported.

"“A bunker-busting BETAB-500 air bomb dropped from a Sukhoi Su-34 bomber near Raqqa has eliminated the command post of one of the terror groups, together with an underground storage facility for explosives and munitions,” the spokesman said.

"... “As you can see, a direct hit on the installation resulted in the detonation of explosives and multiple fires. It was completely demolished,” the spokesman said.

"... Another bomber on a sortie from Khmeimim has dropped a KAB-500 air bomb on an Islamic State camp near Maarrat al-Numan. It destroyed fortifications, ammunition, fuel and seven units of equipment, Konashenkov said at a media briefing on Saturday.

"... Assault aircraft from at Khmeimim airbase have also inflicted airstrikes against terrorist forces near Jisr al-Shughur in Idlib province, destroying vehicle storage depots used for organizing terror attacks.

"Regarding the airstrike on a target near Jisr al-Shughur, Igor Konashenkov pointed out, “footage of a huge pillar of smoke indicates a direct hit resulted in the total elimination of the facility.”

"Drones stationed at Khmeimim airbase are maintaining “round-the-clock monitoring of the situation in Islamic State’s operation areas,” Konashenkov said.

"“All disclosed targets are promptly engaged, regardless of the weather or light conditions,” said the Defense Ministry’s spokesman."

6 Russian air strikes destroy ISIS bomb factory, command centers – Defense Ministry / RT, October 2, 2015
"Russian jets have performed 14 combats flights, conducting six pinpoint airstrikes against Islamic State targets in Syria on Friday, according to Russia’s Defense Ministry.

"“During the day, the Russian aviation group continued conducting pinpoint airstrikes against the infrastructure of the IS group in Syria,” Defense Ministry spokesman, Igor Konashenkov, said.

"“Su-34, Su-24-M and Su-25 planes performed 14 flights from Hmaimim air base, during which six airstrikes against IS targets were conducted,” he added.

"In the town of Maarrat Al-Nuuman in Idlib province, an Su-25 attack aircraft completely brought down a large terrorist workshop, which was producing bombs and improvised explosive devices.

"A nearby IS base, hosting weaponry and military vehicles was also targeted, with ten pieces of military hardware, including several APCs, was eliminated, the ministry said."

Obama says Syria 'is not some superpower chessboard contest' /, October 2, 2015
"“We’re not going to make Syria into a proxy war between the United States and Russia,” Obama insisted during an afternoon news conference at the White House. “This is not some superpower chessboard contest. And anybody who frames it in that way isn’t paying very close attention to what’s been happening on the chessboard.”

"“Once we start something, we’ve got to finish it, and we’ve got to do it well,” Obama said. “Unless we can get the parties on the ground to agree to live together in some fashion, then no amount of U.S. military engagement will solve the problem.

"“And we will find ourselves either doing just a little bit and not making a difference and losing credibility that way or finding ourselves drawn deeper and deeper into a situation that we can’t sustain.”

"“Iran and Assad make up Mr. Putin’s coalition at the moment. The rest of the world makes up ours,” Obama confidently asserted."

Russian airstrikes in Syria 'OK' with Trump /, 2015.10.01

Russian Jets Carry Out 20 Sorties Against ISIL Targets in Syria / Sputnik, 2015.09.30

Russian parliament unanimously approves use of military in Syria to fight ISIS /, 2015.09.30

Damascus confirms President Assad asked for Russia's military aid in fighting terrorists / presstv, 2015.09.30

8 ISIS targets hit during 20 combat flights in Syria – Russian military / RT, 2015.09.30

Russia's Foray Into Syria Is a Matter of National Interest, Not an Imperial Adventure / Russia Insider, 2015.09.30

Russian Military Advisors Leading Syrian Forces Operations to Lift Siege on Aleppo Airbase /, 2015.09.29

Putin to Netanyahu: Syria Can’t Open a New Front Against You / Defense News, September 21, 2015
"In an attempt to assuage Israeli concerns about Moscow’s military buildup in Syria, Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday told visiting Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that the Syrian Army is in no position to threaten the Jewish state.

"“We know that the Syrian Army is in a situation where it is unable to open a new front. Our main purpose is to defend the Syrian state,” Putin told Netanyahu prior to heading into extensive talks on implications of the Russian buildup at Israel’s north.

"... Putin, according to the Israeli readout of opening remarks, condemned shelling and mortar attacks on Israel from Syrian soil, which he said were carried out by “home networks.” That term, when translated from Russia, distinguishes homemade weaponry from industrial grade weaponry."

Russia starts Syria drone surveillance missions: U.S. officials / Reuters, September 21, 2015
"Russia has started flying drone aircraft on surveillance missions in Syria, U.S. officials said on Monday, in what appeared to be Moscow's first military air operations there since staging a rapid buildup at a Syrian air base."

Russia urges 'action' after shell hits Damascus embassy compound / AFP, September 21, 2015
"Russia's foreign ministry on Monday called for "concrete action" after a shell landed on its embassy compound in the Syrian capital, blaming forces battling Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

""A shell fell on the territory of the Russian embassy in Damascus on September 20 around 9:00am, going deep into the ground without causing damage," the ministry said in a statement.

""We ... condemn the criminal shelling of the Russian diplomatic presence in Damascus. We await a clear standpoint on this terrorist act from all members of the international community, including regional actors.""

Russia deploys 28 combat planes in Syria: US officials / AFP, September 21, 2015

Pentagon Recruits 60 “Moderate” Syrian Rebels, Pays $9 Million To Train Each One / InfoWars, July 8, 2015
"Virtually all rebels in Syria have sworn allegiance to ISIS

"Last year the Pentagon went before a congressional hearing and said it would need $500 million to train moderate Syrian rebels fighting to overthrow the government of Bashar al-Assad. The money would go to 2,300 rebels who were supposedly vetted and not connected to al-Qaeda, al-Nusra or ISIS.

"... On Tuesday, it was reported that despite the influx of money and the commitment to overthrow the al-Assad government in Damascus, the United States found only 60 Syrian opposition fighters not aligned with the jihadists.

"Doing the math, the $500 million set aside for the effort translates to around $9 million for each rebel."

The Russian army is beginning to engage in Syria / VoltairNet, August 24, 2015
"A profound and significant change has just occurred in the Levant – the Russian army has begun to engage against terrorism in Syria. Although Russia has been absent from the international scene since the dissolution of the Soviet Union, and although it is moving with care, it has just created a Russo-Syrian Commission, has begun supplying weapons, sharing intelligence, and sending advisors.

"... Moscow and Washington have coordinated
- the removal of Patriot missiles stationed in Turkey ;
- the creation of a Russo-Syrian military Commission.

"The end of the no-fly zone

"The Patriot missiles had been installed by NATO in Turkey as from January 2013, in order to prevent the Syrian Air Force from deploying on the frontier. As a result, the jihadists of the al-Nusra Front (al-Qaïda) were able to seize the North of the country, and as from the summer of 2014, this no-fly zone was occupied by the Islamic Emirate.

"Thus, during the battle of Kobane, the Syrian Air Force were unable to bomb the Islamic Emirate, and Syria was obliged to attempt a land attack to save the city. Since it was unable to advance the last thirty kilometres, the Atlantist Press presented the Kurdish forces of the YPG as being independent of Damascus, although the Syrian Arab Republic had supplied it with weapons and was paying its soldiers.

"... On the 30th January 2013, Tsahal bombed the Centre for Military Research in Jemraya, under the pretext of destroying weapons that were destined for Hezbollah. In fact, the attack was intended to destroy a communications brief-case captured by the Syrian Arab Army, containing NATO satellite data, before they were able to decipher it [4]. The operation had been commanded by the Israeli Air Force in coordination with the Free Syrian Army, which in turn was directed by officers of the French Foreign Legion under the supervision of NATO’s LandCom.

"... Russia wants to eradicate the jihadists before they turn against her, while the United States hope that some of them could be re-activated in other conflicts, as was earlier the case in Afghanistan, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Chechnya and Kosovo.

"Already, certain elements of Daesh have arrived in Kherson (Ukraine), where a so-called « Crimean Government in Exile » already exists.

"It is apparent that from the US side, the withdrawal of the Patriot missiles is a trap. Washington would be happy for Russia to reduce the number of active jihadists, but at the same time, it would not be dismayed if it were to get bogged down in Syria. That is why the Russian bear is advancing prudently."

Russia, Egypt support forming anti-ISIS coalition with Syria - Putin / RT, August 26, 2015
"Russia and Egypt support the creation of a broad anti-terrorist coalition, which would include Syria, to fight Islamic State militants, Russian President Vladimir Putin said at a joint media conference with his Egyptian counterpart Abdel el-Sisi."
“We underline the fundamental importance of the formation of a broad anti-terrorist front involving key international players and regional countries, including Syria,” Putin said on Wednesday.

“We have common views on the need to intensify the fight against international terrorism, which is relevant, considering the aggressive ambitions of radical structures, particularly the so-called Islamic State.”

“Every time we meet, the Egyptian people hope to see improvements in the cooperation between us and Russia in different fields, including the economy, but also the fight against terror in a region suffering from terrorism,” Sisi said at the media conference.

“It has an impact on our region’s stability and security. Not just in some countries, but in the entire region and possibly the whole world.”

July 22, 2015

John McCain / Lindsey Graham

Kelli Ward Beats John McCain in Latest AZ Poll / Breitbart, 21 Aug 2015
"Her lead stands at nine percent.

"Ward was the choice of 45 percent of the registered Arizona voters polled, while McCain only garnered 36 percent. 1,271 of the more than 1,400 voters polled say they intend to vote in the 2016 primary election. Approximately one fifth remained undecided at this early stage of the race.

"Independent polling company Gravis Marketing conducted the August 15 poll. It surveyed 844 Republican primary voters and 427 Democratic.

"... “Join me and thousands of my fellow Arizonans who want to change D.C. at,” she added."

Hey McCain! Where Are The POWs? McCain's stories don't add up / InfoWars, July 23, 2015

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July 10, 2015

The Coming Era Of Civil Disobedience

Can the U.S. governing elite not know how deeply it’s hated? /, July 9, 2015

Pat Buchanan: The Coming Era Of Civil Disobedience /, July 9, 2015
"The Oklahoma Supreme Court, in a 7-2 decision, has ordered a monument of the Ten Commandments removed from the state Capitol.

"Calling the Commandments “religious in nature and an integral part of the Jewish and Christian faiths,” the court said the monument must go.

"Gov. Mary Fallin has refused. And Oklahoma lawmakers instead have filed legislation to let voters cut out of their constitution the specific article the justices invoked. Some legislators want the justices impeached.

"Fallin’s action seems a harbinger of what is to come in America – an era of civil disobedience like the 1960s, where court orders are defied and laws ignored in the name of conscience and a higher law.

"Only this time, the rebellion is likely to arise from the right.

"... And if cities, states or Congress enact laws that make it a crime not to rent to homosexuals, or to refuse services at celebrations of their unions, would not dissenting Christians stand on the same moral ground as Dr. King if they disobeyed those laws?

"Already, some businesses have refused to comply with the Obamacare mandate to provide contraceptives and abortion-inducing drugs to their employees. Priests and pastors are going to refuse to perform same-sex marriages. Churches and chapels will refuse to host them. Christian colleges and universities will deny married-couple facilities to homosexuals.

"Laws will be passed to outlaw such practices as discrimination, and those laws, which the Christians believe violate eternal law and natural law, will, as Dr. King instructed, be disobeyed.

"And the removal of tax exemptions will then be on the table.

"... A secession of the heart has already taken place in America, and a secession, not of states, but of people from one another, caused by divisions on social, moral, cultural and political views and values, is taking place.

"... And for those who, when young, rejected the views, values and laws of Eisenhower’s America, what makes them think that dissenting Americans in this post-Christian and anti-Christian era will accept their laws, beliefs, values?

"Why should they?"
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Support Grows for States to Ignore the Federal Courts / Rasmussen Reports, July 03, 2015

Gay Man Sues Bible Publishers Over "Homosexuality Is A Sin" Verses / InfoWars, July 14, 2015
"A gay man has filed a $70 million lawsuit against two Bible publishers, claiming their translations of the Bible calling homosexuality a sin caused him 'emotional distress.'

"The man, Bradley LaShawn Fowler, claims the publishers, Zondervan and Thomas Nelson, have manipulated scripture with the use of the term “homosexuals” in certain revised editions of the Bible.

"'Fowler alleges that the term homosexual was deleted in later versions by Zondervan but in their 1982 and 1987 translations the publisher uses the term in First Corinthians 6:9 incorrectly,' Liberty Voice reported. 'The older King James Version, from which his family pastor preaches, has caused him to be cast away by his family for its use of the word homosexual.'

"'As a result of suffering 20 years of mental instability and emotional duress, Fowler is suing $60 million from Zondervan and $10 million from Thomas Nelson Publishing.'"

Christian Bakery Owners Attacked for Not Serving Lesbians Are Fighting Back In a MAJOR Way! / Headline Politics, July 14, 2015
"Owners of the Sweetcakes by Melissa bakery, Aaron and Melissa Klein, the business imposed with a $135,000 fine for not baking a wedding cake for a lesbian couple, have a few words for the government.

"'I will not relent. I will continue,' he said. 'I will use every legal remedy I have to make sure that this man cannot do this to me, cannot do it to my wife, cannot do it to my five children, cannot do it to any other American.'

"Klein said that the entire situation — which began after he and his wife declined to make a wedding cake for Rachel Cryer-Bowman and Laurel Bowman-Cryer based on the bakers’ religious views — shows “overreach of the government.”

"... Klein previously blasted the government official who has been going after the family business, saying he picked on the wrong people.

"'He’s doing this with the wrong Christian, because I fight back,' Klein said.

"He urged other Christians to fight back.

"'Christians, get ready to take a stand,' he implored. 'Get ready for civil disobedience.'

New Bible Translation “Queen James Bible” Eliminates “Homosexuality As Sin” Because It Insults Gays / Conservative Post, July 03, 2015

End Sanctuary Cities and Secure the Border / Rand Paul, 2015.07.09
Our politicians have done nothing. Nothing but break all their campaign promises to secure our borders. And now we are paying the price for decades of betrayal.

"... Rogue American cities like San Francisco, New York, and Chicago -- who REFUSE to enforce federal immigration laws -- can change their ways. Or they'll pay the consequences ... In fact, over 200 state and local jurisdictions REFUSE to enforce federal immigration laws!

"... But it's not going to stop until you have an executive in the White House who says, 'I will enforce immigration laws.'

"... Just minutes ago, on Fox News' On the Record, I announced I will introduce legislation this week to cut off ALL federal taxpayer funding for so-called "sanctuary cities" -- until they start abiding by federal law.

"... We have not yet had a president, Republican or Democrat, who is willing to enforce immigration laws.

"Now we have whole cities and states who stand up and say, "We just don’t care. We want these people here at all costs, and we’re not going to do anything about it."

"I think the time has come for that to end. But it’s not going to end until you have an executive in the White House who says, "I will enforce immigration laws."

"The laws on the books say we should have a secure border, and there needs to be a populist revolution to make Washington enforce our immigration laws.

"So I hope you'll join me and the revolution of folks who are saying, "We want the president to obey the law" and we're making sure the president obeys the rule of law by signing your "End Sanctuary Cities and Secure the Border" petition right away."

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Christian Leaders Threaten Civil Disobedience / BeforeItsNews, April 30, 2015

Majority Of Americans Now Agree Business Owners Should Be Free To Decline Services To Same-Sex Couples / InfoWars, July 8, 2015
"Gay wedding cake flap has shifted the balance.

"... The most high profile cases have included bakers refusing to make gay wedding cakes, and photographers and florists declining to provide wedding services to gay couples.

"As reported by the AP, the owners of a Portland, Oregon-area bakery that declined to make a wedding cake for a gay couple two years ago were ordered to pay $135,000 in damages last week.

"Aaron and Melissa Klein, owners of Sweetcakes by Melissa have refused to back down, risking financial ruin, and telling the media that 'This situation right here flies in the face of the Constitution at every level.'"

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Gay Marriage: State Agency Orders Christians To Stop Talking About Their Faith / InfoWars, July 7, 2015

Pedophiles want same rights as homosexuals / Greeley gazette, July
"Using the same tactics used by “gay” rights activists, pedophiles have begun to seek similar status arguing their desire for children is a sexual orientation no different than heterosexual or homosexuals.

"... Pedophilia has already been granted protected status by the Federal Government. The Matthew Shephard and James Byrd, Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act lists “sexual orientation” as a protected class; however, it does not define the term.

"Republicans attempted to add an amendment specifying that “pedophilia is not covered as an orientation;” however, the amendment was defeated by Democrats. Rep. Alcee Hastings (D-Fl) stated that all alternative sexual lifestyles should be protected under the law. “This bill addresses our resolve to end violence based on prejudice and to guarantee that all Americans, regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, or disability or all of these ‘philias’ and fetishes and ‘isms’ that were put forward need not live in fear because of who they are. I urge my colleagues to vote in favor of this rule.”

"... Earlier this year two psychologists in Canada declared that pedophilia is a sexual orientation just like homosexuality or heterosexuality. Van Gijseghem, psychologist and retired professor of the University of Montreal, told members of Parliament,

"'Pedophiles are not simply people who commit a small offense from time to time but rather are grappling with what is equivalent to a sexual orientation just like another individual may be grappling with heterosexuality or even homosexuality.'

"He went on to say, “True pedophiles have an exclusive preference for children, which is the same as having a sexual orientation. You cannot change this person’s sexual orientation. He may, however, remain abstinent.'"

ABC admits it "accidentally" adored child rapist boy love network member as model father / YouTube news cast

The Boy with the Henna Tattoo - Four Corners AUS / YouTube documentary
"This is a documentary about two Australian men that traveled with their adopted son for him to be abused by men all over the world."

U.S. Air Force Allows Rainbow-striped U.S. Flag at Arizona Base / TEA PARTY NEWS NETWORK, July 9, 2015
Davis-Monthan Air Force Base 355th Fighter Wing

"Title 4 clearly states the American flag 'shall be thirteen horizontal stripes, alternate red and white; and the union of the flag shall be forty-eight starts, white in a blue field.'

"Kolfage wrote, 'The flag I saw is a parody of the American Flag with 50 white stars in the uion, smeared with the rainbow colors as the stripes. The moment the flag took on the union starts is where it becomes a violation, with my understanding of the U.S. Code.'

"Kolfage notified the 355th Fighter Wing Public Affairs office, which told him they would review the issue. 'We take seriously our responsibility to abide by federal law and defend the Constitutional rights of all citizens.'

"Kolfage receive the following message from the office three days later: 'The installation commander carefully considered the opinions of legal professionals and the law. The display in question is not an altered U.S. flag; therefore, its display does not violate federal law. No action will be taken.'"

Give the base a call at 520-228-3406 (355th FW Public Affairs) and let them know you are appauled with their desecration of the US Flag.

Russia has come up with a 'straight pride' flag / PRI, July 10, 2015

Russia flies 'straight flag' against 'gay fever' / YouTube report by Cara Legg, July 10, 2015
"President Putin's ruling party has unveiled a 'straight flag' to counteract the rainbow flag used worldwide as a symbol for gay pride."

Russian 'Straight Flag' with the hashtag '#RealFamilies.'
"We want to continue our multifaceted and positive partnership with the Russian Orthodox Church and will do everything we can to help the Church as it rebuilds itself. We will work together to consolidate harmony in our society and strengthen our coutnry's moral backbone.

"We are a secular state of course and cannot allow state life and church life to merge, but at the same time we must avoid a vulgar and primitive interpretation of what being secular means.

"... We shouldn’t forget the other pages in our history, including the lessons to be learnt from the dramatic events of the early twentieth century. It was in large part the erosion of our spiritual and national foundations and the real persecution of the Russian Orthodox Church and our other traditional faiths that set our unified country on a course of destruction and precipitated it into revolution, upheaval, and fratricidal conflict and war."

-- Vladimir Putin

July 10, 2015


Pastor Kent Hovind Is Free At Last /, July 10, 2015
"On July 8th at 9:00 AM Pastor Kent Hovind walked out of Yazoo City Correctional Facility in Yazoo City, Mississippi, a free man!!

"After more than 8.5 years of incarceration, Pastor Kent finally returned home Wednesday evening. It was his first taste of freedom since before Obama became President ... There is much work to be done, and Pastor Kent is itching to get back into the game.

"... Send a donation to They worked quietly behind the scenes without much fanfare to give Kent the kind of legal representation that this man of God deserved. Most of the “Christian” law firms that are more well-known and well-funded wanted nothing to do with the case. We now know of an organization that is not afraid to take on the big boys and big issues coming down the pike. If not for the USJF, Pastor Kent would likely have gone to prison for the rest of his life.

"Suggest that your local radio station interview Pastor Hovind. He has 30 days of confinement within his house and would like nothing more than to be able to tell his story to the nation. Contact me, Dave Daubenmire,] and I will put you in touch with Dr. Hovind.

"Encourage your Pastor to schedule pastor Hovind for a creation seminar in your church. He is truly the world’s greatest teacher when it comes to creationism vs. evolution. Noting will build your faith more than an evening with Pastor Hovind!"


United States Justice Foundation

July 7, 2015


Upcoming polls to lock in GOP debate field / Politico, 2015.07.07
This article completely leaves out both Rand Paul (polling in the top 5) and Ted Cruz (polling in the top 10). No where in the article are they even mentioned. We saw this same tactic used against Ron Paul during his run. Now it's being used against Rand Paul and Ted Cruz. You know the 'upcoming' polls will be highly biased and skewed.

DC Wants To Give Non-Citizens The Right To Vote / Daily Caller, 2015.07.08
"District of Columbia council members voiced their support Wednesday for a new law that would allow non-citizens to vote in local elections.

"... The bill would allow permanent residents in the city who are not American citizens to vote in elections for mayor, city council, the attorney general and State Board of Education members, among other things."

• web search: 'Supreme Court denies requirement to prove citizenship to vote in elections' / web search

• web search: 'illegal immitgrants right to vote' / web search

July 4, 2015

4th of July
Happy Independence Day,

Excerpt ...

"IN CONGRESS, July 4, 1776.

"The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America,

"When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.

"We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.— That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, — That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security.— Such has been the patient sufferance of these Colonies; and such is now the necessity which constrains them to alter their former Systems of Government. The history of the present King of Great Britain is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations, all having in direct object the establishment of an absolute Tyranny over these States. To prove this, let Facts be submitted to a candid world ..."

The Story of the Fourth of July / Constitution Facts, 2015.07.01
"The Declaration of Independence

"We celebrate American Independence Day on the Fourth of July every year. We think of July 4, 1776, as a day that represents the Declaration of Independence and the birth of the United States of America as an independent nation.

"But July 4, 1776 wasn't the day that the Continental Congress decided to declare independence (they did that on July 2, 1776).

"It wasn’t the day we started the American Revolution either (that had happened back in April 1775).

"And it wasn't the day Thomas Jefferson wrote the first draft of the Declaration of Independence (that was in June 1776). Or the date on which the Declaration was delivered to Great Britain (that didn't happen until November 1776). Or the date it was signed (that was August 2, 1776).

"So what did happen on July 4, 1776?

"The Continental Congress approved the final wording of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776. They'd been working on it for a couple of days after the draft was submitted on July 2nd and finally agreed on all of the edits and changes.

"July 4, 1776, became the date that was included on the Declaration of Independence, and the fancy handwritten copy that was signed in August (the copy now displayed at the National Archives in Washington, D.C.) It’s also the date that was printed on the Dunlap Broadsides, the original printed copies of the Declaration that were circulated throughout the new nation. So when people thought of the Declaration of Independence, July 4, 1776 was the date they remembered.

"In contrast, we celebrate Constitution Day on September 17th of each year, the anniversary of the date the Constitution was signed, not the anniversary of the date it was approved. If we’d followed this same approach for the Declaration of Independence we’d being celebrating Independence Day on August 2nd of each year, the day the Declaration of Independence was signed!"
Declaration of Independence - FULL TEXT / Founding Documents

Constitution for the United States / Founding Documents

Bill of Rights to the Constitution for the United States / Founding Documents

Related articles:

Video: Citizens Don't Know What Country We Seceded From In 1776 / Mark Dice, 2015.07.01
"San Diegans unable to name who America declared its independence from or when it happened

"With Americans set to celebrate Independence Day this weekend, Mark Dice illustrated that many beachgoers in San Diego don’t even know when the Declaration of Independence was signed or what the 4th of July even represents."

July 1, 2015

Which US presidential candidates live in the following mansions?

• ANSWERS: here.

Related articles:

A SCANDAL a day / Kathleen Willey anti-Hillary Clinton website

MSNBC Shocked by Hillary's Unpopularity - Perplexed by popularity of Donald Trump / InfoWars, 2015.07.22

Hillary Clinton: “If I’m President, We Will Attack Iran” / Global Research, 2015.07.05
"I want the Iranians to know that if I'm president, we will attack Iran. In the next 10 years, during which they might foolishly consider launching an attack on Israel, we would be able to totally obliterate them."
-- Hillary Clinton, addressing a hand-picked audience at a Dartmouth College campaign event on Friday, July 3, 2015.

Press Roped Down By Aides at Hillary Event / Weekly Standard, 2015.07.04
"The press was roped down by aides today at Hillary Clinton event in New Hampshire. Photos of the press corps following Clinton at a July 4 parade were shared today on Twitter and Snapchat."

Email bombshells from Hillary's secret account / Daily Mail, 2015.07.01
- she didn't know when cabinet meetings were held
- was dumbfounded by a fax machine
- emailed aides to fetch her iced tea.

Hillary on Gaddafi - "We came, we saw, he died." / YouTube, Oct 21, 2011

Hillary Clinton on talking points: 'What difference at this point does it make?' / YouTube, Jan 23, 2013

May 26, 2015

Meets Mathematical Challenge

My Malicious, Gormless Critics /, June 18, 2015

Answering his critics with demonstrable mathematics, Stephen J. Crothers performs a clearly explained, side-by-side comparison of the formulas of Schwarzschild, Droste and Hilbert.
"... Black Hole universes and Big Bang universes are nonsense

"... A common mathematical issue ... is the alleged 'extension' of Droste's solution to Hilbert's solution. It is from the latter that the black hole was first conjured. Cosmologists always and incorrectly call Hilbert's solution "Schwarzschild's solution". However, it is an irrefutable fact that Hilbert's solution is not Schwarzschild's solution, which can be easily verified by reading Schwarzschild's original paper and comparing it to Hilbert's scribblings. Droste's solution is equivalent to Schwarzschild's solution but Hilbert's 'solution' is not. The equivalence of the Schwarzschild and Droste solutions is easily established ...

"... Droste's solution cannot be extended to Hilbert's 'solution' and so there is no possibility of a black hole 'solution'. Similarly, Schwarzschild's solution cannot be extended. Consequently, there is no black hole universe. All other black hole universes rely upon Hilbert's, and so they are all nonsense. The black hole is entirely a figment of dogmatic irrational imagination, faulty mathematics, and opprobrium. The mathematical mumbo-jumbo of the cosmologists will save neither their black holes nor their skins.
Here is the formula comparison. The Big Bang didn't happen and Black Holes don't exist.

Crothers' Salzburg Presentation Handout / Stephen J. Crothers, July 10, 2015
"People so often place their trust in the word of an Authority that they don’t carefully think about what they have been told. Consequently, that, when upon a little reflection is recognised as utter fantasy, is passively accepted as true on the word of an Authority. Perhaps physics is the most pitiful example of the word of dogmatic Authority carrying sway over rational thought. Presented here are a few simple examples of the nonsensical claims made by physicists that reveal just how decrepit they and their science have become, and by which, hopefully, remedy is secured for the pensive reader."

A Few Things You Need to Know to Tell if a Nobel Laureate is Talking Nonsense / Full handout by Stephen J. Crothers, Salzburg Presentation, July 10, 2015

Academic oligarchy: Majority of science publishing is controlled by just six companies / Natural News, July 19, 2015

The absurdity of Black Hole 'science'

Black holes are a passage to another universe, says Stephen Hawking / Independent, August 25, 2015
"Humans could escape from black holes, rather than getting stuck in them, according to a new theory proposed by Stephen Hawking.

"... Black holes in fact aren’t as “black” as people thought and could be a way of getting through to an alternative universe.

"... “The hole would need to be large and if it was rotating it might have a passage to another universe. But you couldn’t come back to our universe.

"... Hawking has proposed that the information is stored on the boundary, at the event horizon. That means that it never makes its way into the black hole, and so never needs to make its way out again either.

"That would also mean that humans might not disappear if they fall into one. They'd either stay as a "hologram" on the edge, or fall out somewhere else.

"“If you feel you are in a black hole, don’t give up,” he told the audience at the end of his speech. “There’s a way out.”"

May 18, 2015

Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP)
Trade in Services Act (TiSA)
Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (T-TIP)
Trade Promotion Authority (TPA)
S E C R E T     T R A D E
I S     N O T     F R E E     T R A D E

Trump Was Right About TPP Benefiting China / The Intercept, 2015.11.15
"Donald Trump lambasted the Trans-Pacific Partnership at Tuesday night’s Republican presidential debate, contending that China would use it to “take advantage of everyone” — generating snickers from journalists and a withering refutation from Rand Paul, who said “we might want to point out that China is not part of this deal.”

"But Trump never suggested that China was part of the TPP, only that the country would “come in, as they always do, through the back door” of the agreement. And he was right.

"The TPP does indeed allow China and other non-members to reap benefits from the deal without having to abide by any of its terms.

"Here’s how it works ..."

Secret TPP Text Released: GOP to Push Obama’s Dangerous Trade Deal / , 2015.05.08
"Following years of secret negotiating, the Obama administration released the text of the controversial Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) at 3:30 a.m. today (Thursday, November 5). Although billed as a “trade agreement,” the treaty calls for economic and political “integration” among the TPP members. Adopting the model that transformed the European Common Market into the European Union, the TPP creates regional governing structures and processes aimed at eventual convergence into a similar EU-style super-state.

"Currently, the TPP's negotiating member states include the United States and 11 other Pacific Rim nations: Australia, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, and Vietnam. However, as we have been reporting here for years (see here and here ), the TPP architects have long stated their plans to use the TPP as a “stepping stone” to a much larger Free Trade Area of the Asian Pacific (FTAAP) that includes China and Russia.

"The newly released text ( confirms this goal officially. The TPP Preamble states:

"The Parties to this Agreement, resolving to: ESTABLISH a comprehensive regional agreement that promotes economic integration.... EXPAND their partnership by encouraging the accession of other States or separate customs territories in order to further enhance regional economic integration and create the foundation of a Free Trade Area of the Asia Pacific."

TPP: Full text / ustr_gov, 2015.05.08

The Final Leaked TPP Text is All That We Feared /, 2015.10.09
"Today's release by Wikileaks of what is believed to be the current and essentially final version of the intellectual property (IP) chapter of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) confirms our worst fears about the agreement, and dashes the few hopes that we held out that its most onerous provisions wouldn't survive to the end of the negotiations."

TPP Treaty: Intellectual Property Rights Chapter - 5 October 2015 /, 2015.10.09
"Today, 9 October, 2015 WikiLeaks releases the final negotiated text for the TPP (Trans-Pacific Partnership) Intellectual Property Rights Chapter. The TPP encompasses 12 nations representing more than 40 per cent of global GDP. Despite a final agreement, the text is still being withheld from the public, notably until after the Canadian election on October 19.

"The document is dated four days ago, October 5th, or last Monday, the same day it was announced in Atlanta, Georgia that the 12 member states to the treaty had reached an accord after five and a half years of negotiations.

"The IP Chapter of the TPP has perhaps been the most controversial chapter due to its wide-ranging effects on internet services, medicines, publishers, civil liberties and biological patents. “If TPP is ratified, people in the Pacific-Rim countries would have to live by the rules in this leaked text,” said Peter Maybarduk, Public Citizen’s Global Access to Medicines Program Director. “The new monopoly rights for big pharmaceutical firms would compromise access to medicines in TPP countries. The TPP would cost lives.”

"Read the full press release.

"View the leaked "TPP Treaty: Intellectual Property Rights Chapter, Consolidated Text" (PDF, HTML)."

More ...

Comcast Orders MSNBC To Remove Anti-TPP Hosts / Investment Watch, 2015.08.05
"When it comes to coverage of the Trans Pacific Partnership, no one in the corporate media covered the issue more than Ed Schultz on MSNBC’s The Ed Show. When it was announced last week that they were pulling the plug on his program, they effectively killed the only national voice that was talking about the disaster of a trade deal on cable news."

Secrecy around TPP trade deal fuels suspicions and worries / AFP, 2015.07.26

Higher drug costs ... More internet controls ... "proposals show a deal moving more toward protection than free trade, one more about corporate benefits than boosting economies and development"

Donald Trump on the TPP / @realDonaldTrump, 1:56 PM - 22 Apr 2015

"The Trans-Pacific Partnership is an attack on America's business. It does not stop Japan's currency manipulation. This is a bad deal."

Representative Mike Bost, (R-IL 12th), voted with the globalists to pass ALL of these 'trade' bills and to give Barack Hussein Obama fast-track authority to dictate trade, immigration and sovereignty issues by fiat. Mike Bost did not read these bills before he voted to pass them. Mike Bost is not representing the Illinois 12th CD constituents and America. He has clearly given his allegiance to the GOP/DEM leadership who are doing the bidding of a globalist elite.

• UPDATE: 2015.07.23: Mike Bost votes to prevent consumers from knowing if their food is BioEngineered (contains GMOs).

Mike Bost voted 'Yea' to help pass H.R. 1599: Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act of 2015

"GovTrack's Bill Summary says:

"The Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act of 2015 would require the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to regulate the distribution and labeling related to bioengineered foods (often referred to as genetically modified foods or GMOs).

"It would require food producers to notify FDA of any bioengineered foods intended to be sold interstate [adds to unnecessary regulation and red tape] and would disallow the sale any bioengineered foods not deemed safe by FDA [which is controlled by the very people producing the GMOs]. Although the bill would prevent FDA from requiring the labeling of bioengineered foods only on the grounds that the foods are bioengineered, FDA could require that alterations of nutritional properties, allergens, or other characteristics of food be listed on food labeling. Regulations would also prohibit the labeling of food as not bioengineered if it had been planted with bioengineered seeds. Dairy products from animals fed bioengineered foods and foods developed using bioengineered processing aids or enzymes could still be labelled as non-bioengineered. The bill would also prevent states from issuing their own food labeling requirements for bioengineered foods [suppressing state's rights]."

Ed: My comments in brackets above.

House passes bill blocking states from requiring GMO labels on food / The Hill, 2015.07.23
"The House on Thursday passed hotly contested legislation that would keep states from issuing mandatory labeling laws for foods that contain genetically modified organisms, often called GMOs.

"The Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act of 2015, which passed 275-150, would instead create a federal standard for the voluntary labeling of foods with GMO ingredients.

"Consumer groups, backed by Democrats including Reps. Peter DeFazio (Ore.) and Rosa DeLauro (Conn.), are instead calling the bill the Denying Americans the Right to Know Act.

"'American families deserve to know what they are eating and feeding to their children,' DeLauro told reporters Wednesday. 'The FDA already requires clear labeling of over 3,000 ingredients, additives and food processes. GMOs should be no different.'

"... A third amendment offered by Rep. Jared Huffman (D-Calif.) that would have given Native American tribes the authority to prohibit or restrict the cultivation of GMO crops on tribal lands failed 196-227."

TiSA: How the Trade Pact Seeks to Destroy Global Financial Regulation / Sputnik News, 7/8/2015
"WikiLeaks published 'core text' related to the controversial Trade in Services Agreement (TiSA) being negotiated between the United States, European Union and 23 other countries, and the leak reveals major threats to financial regulations.

"An analysis by Washington-based advocacy group Public Citizen of the leaked version of the draft agreement, along with a draft annex on financial services, has determined that the treaty poses ten key threats to common sense financial regulations.

"WikiLeaks: TISA to Block Other Deals Aiming to Boost Developing Economies

"'As governments around the world implement the lessons of the 2008 financial crisis by re-regulating financial firms to prevent another crisis, the leaked TiSA rules could require countries – including the world's largest financial centers – to halt and even roll back financial regulations,' writes Ben Beachy, of Public Citizen.

"The following are the ten most concerning threats TiSA poses to common sense financial regulation, according to Public Citizen:
  1. Restricting even-handed policies that limit financial risk
  2. Allowing consumers' sensitive financial data to be offshored
  3. Requiring governments to predict all regulations that could at some point run afoul of TiSA's broad restrictions
  4. Indefinitely barring new financial regulations that do not conform to deregulatory rules
  5. Prohibiting capital controls used to prevent or mitigate financial crises
  6. Requiring acceptance of financial products not yet invented
  7. Outsourcing domestic financial regulation to foreign governments
  8. Providing opportunities for financial firms to delay financial regulations
  9. Prohibiting government preferences for domestic firms when safeguarding taxpayers' funds
  10. Relying on a weak defense for challenged prudential policies

Botched Compromise Over TTIP Agreed in Euro Parliament? / Sputnik News, 7/7/2015
"Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) are once again wrangling over the controversial Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) ...

"... At stake is the ability of the EU and its member states to maintain control over the regulation of food and medical safety, as well as other areas of trade that protect the health and well-being of its citizens. A demonstrator holds a banner in Parliament Square in London, Saturday, Oct. 11, 2014.

"At issue are the different regulatory regimes of the US and the EU, with many MEPs believing health, environment and food safety regulations are tighter in Europe than they are in the US. For example, in the US, children can drink fruit juices made with Red Dye 40 and eat macaroni and cheese colored with Yellow Dye 5 and 6, which are banned in the UK and must carry warnings in the rest of the EU.

"Under the terms of the proposed transatlantic trade deal between the US and the EU, which would open up their markets in the biggest trade agreements in the world, there is a controversial proposal for an investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS) mechanism, which would allow companies to sue governments if their regulations or laws affected corporate profits.

"... Critics believe large multinational companies – which have been lobbying hard for the TTIP – will force through a trade agreement that would reduce the ability of democratically-elected politicians to regulate the market."

Sessions: They Won the Vote, But Lost the 'Trust of the American People' / Weekly Standard, 6/23/2015
"'Washington broke arms and heads to get that 60th vote'

"Senator Jeff Sessions will release this statement in response to Senate's vote to advance the fast-track trade bill:

Jeff Sessions

“Americans increasingly believe that their country isn’t serving its own citizens. They need look no further than a bipartisan vote of Congress that will transfer congressional power to the Executive Branch and, in turn, to a transnational Pacific Union and the global interests who will help write its rules.

"The same routine plays out over and again. We are told a massive bill must be passed, all the business lobbyists and leaders tell how grand it will be, but that it must be rushed through before the voters spoil the plan. As with Obamacare and the Gang of Eight, the politicians meet with the consultants to craft the talking points—not based on what the bill actually does, but what they hope people will believe it does. And when ordinary Americans who never asked for the plan, who don’t want the plan, who want no part of the plan, resist, they are scorned, mocked, and heaped with condescension.

"Washington broke arms and heads to get that 60th vote—not one to spare—to impose on the American people a plan which imperils their jobs, wages, and control over their own affairs. It is remarkable that so much energy has been expended on advancing the things Americans oppose, and preventing the things Americans want.

"For instance: thousands of loyal Americans have been laid off and forced to train the foreign workers brought in to fill their jobs—at Disney, at Southern California Edison, across the country. Does Washington rush to their defense? No, the politicians and the lobbyists rush to move legislation that would double or triple the very program responsible for replacing them.

"This ‘econometarian’ ideology holds that if a company can increase its bottom line —whether by insourcing foreign workers or outsourcing production—then it’s always a win, never a downside.

"President Obama, and allies in Congress, have won this fast-track vote. But, in exchange, they may find that they are losing something far greater: the trust of the American people. Americans have a fundamental, decent, and just demand: that the people they elect defend their interests. And every issue to come before us in the coming months will have to pass this test: does this strengthen, or weaken, the position of the everyday, loyal American citizen?"

Senate advances fast-track trade bill for Obama / The Hill, 6/23/2015
"The Senate on Tuesday voted to advance President Obama’s trade agenda, approving a measure to end debate on fast-track authority.

"The 60-37 motion sets up a vote on final passage on Wednesday. If the Senate approves fast-track or trade promotion authority (TPA), it would then be sent to Obama’s desk to become law.

"Fast-track authority would allow Obama to send trade deals to Congress for up-or-down votes. The White House wants the authority to conclude negotiations on a sweeping trans-Pacific trade deal.

"... After the Senate votes Wednesday on final passage for fast-track, it will take a procedural vote on a package that includes TAA and trade preferences for African countries known as the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA).

"... Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), who is running for president, announced he would vote to block the bill, declaring in a op-ed that it had 'become enmeshed in corrupt Washington backroom dealmaking.'

"Other Republican White House hopefuls, including Sen. Rand Paul (Ky.) and former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, oppose fast-track."

Leaked Versions and Portions of Trade in Services Agreement /, 2015-06-03

These are the leaked versions and portions of TiSA courtesy of WikiLeaks. So if it wasn't for Wikileaks, hackers and whistleblowers we wouldn't have any idea as to what is in TiSA. Secret government is illegitimate governement.

House approves fast-track 218-208, sending bill to Senate /, 6/18/2015
"The House on Thursday took the first step toward resuscitating the White House's trade agenda by passing legislation granting President Obama fast-track authority.

"The bill now goes to the Senate, where the White House and GOP leaders are seeking to strike a deal with pro-trade Democrats.

"The House vote was 218-208, with 28 Democrats voting for it. This is the second time in a week the House has voted to approve the controversial fast-track bill. On Friday, the House voted 219-211 in favor of fast-track, which would make it easier for Obama to complete a sweeping trans-Pacific trade deal.

"In last week's vote, the House GOP paired the fast-track bill with a measure known as Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) that gives aid to workers displaced by trade. Both measures needed to be approved in separate votes for the entire package to move forward."

Jeff Sessions On Obamatrade's 'New Pacific Union' Like The EU: Something America Has 'Never Seen' Before /, 6/17/2015
"Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) has issued yet another clarion call to House Republicans urging them to abandon GOP leadership's desperate ploys to bring Obamatrade back to life and instead vote against Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) and stop President Obama from getting even more power in his final years in office.

"'The House is preparing to vote again tomorrow on providing fast-track executive authority to the President. If adopted, it will be sent immediately to the Senate for final consideration,' Sessions said, before correcting misconceptions peddled far and wide by House Ways and Means Committee chairman Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI).

"'It is essential that there be no misunderstanding: fast-track preapproves the formation of not only the unprecedentedly large Trans-Pacific Partnership, but an unlimited number of such agreements over the next six years,' Sessions said. 'Those pacts include three of the most ambitious ever contemplated. After TPP comes the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) between the United States and the European Union, followed by the Trade in Services Agreement (TiSA), seeking as one its goals labor mobility among more than 50 nations. Together, these three international compacts encompass three-fourths of the world's GDP. Including the nations whose membership is being courted for after enactment, the countries involved would encompass nearly 90 percent of global GDP. Yet, through fast-track, Congress will have authorized the President to ink these deals before a page of them has been made public. Then, the Executive sends Congress 'implementing' legislation to change U.S. law-legislation which cannot be amended, cannot be filibustered, and will not be subjected to the Constitutional requirement for a two-thirds treaty vote.'

"Sessions then laid out how several members of Congress didn't even know about what they were voting on when leadership forced them to vote-and how it's not too late for Republicans to see the light and oppose the creation of a new global governance.

"'According to the European Commission, the TiSA agreement-which most House and Senate members did not know about when they voted-will follow in the footsteps of the WTO's Trade in Services Provisions, which has already inhibited the U.S. from making needed immigration changes,' Sessions said. 'The European Commission says the EU 'wants as many countries as possible to join the agreement.' We have already seen how the EU has curtailed sovereignty in Europe; we do not want to follow in its footsteps.'

"With regard to TPP, Sessions warned that America has 'never seen' anything like it before-and that it'll force the United States into a version of the European Union he calls 'a new Pacific Union.'"

Rand Paul: Obamatrade Tax Hikes On Small Businesses Mean Republicans Should Oppose Revival Efforts /, 6/15/2015
"Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) is calling on Republicans in the House—and the grassroots nationwide—to oppose efforts by House Ways and Means Committee chairman Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) to revive Obamatrade via a tax increase hidden inside the Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) portion of the deal.

"... Paul said he recommends all Republicans vote against TAA when Ryan and House GOP leadership bring it back up on Tuesday for an attempt to revive it after it embarrassingly failed 302-126 when they tried to pass TAA last week in the House. To send Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) to President Obama’s desk, TPA and TAA have to pass as a package. A bipartisan coalition formed to take down TAA last week, therefore temporarily killing Obamatrade as a whole—but House GOP leadership, at Ryan’s insistence, is going to try to change the game and pass TAA again on Tuesday despite the fact it raises taxes on small business.

"Leadership didn’t tell any of the members—including the 86 Republicans who voted for TAA last week—that they put the tax increase in the deal, so most of them who voted for it had no idea they were voting to violate a pledge they all made to Grover Norquist’s Americans for Tax Reform. That’s largely because leadership was so dead-set on trying to convince rank-and-file Republicans to grant Obama fast-track authority under TPA—so that Obama can speed through at least three highly secretive trade deals, the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP), Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (T-TIP), and Trade in Services Agreement (TiSA)—because the donor class wants open borders trade so badly. Most members who support TPA didn’t even read the TPP text because it’s kept in a secretive room in the Capitol basement and only members can go in to read it—and they’re only allowed to, in certain instances, bring staffers with high enough security clearances with them. TiSA and T-TIP text is not even available for members to read, so there’s actually no way any member of Congress who supported TPA can know what it was they were actually voting for.

"Paul told Breitbart News:

"We borrow a million dollars a minute, so the first question I’d ask is where is the money coming from? They have a pay-for in there, but is it really a real pay-for? A lot of these pay-fors are basically set, they stick them on there as accounting gimmicks to say they’re going to pay for the money somehow. But the bottom line is they want to raise some kind of fees or fines through the IRS to get money from certain industries, so I’d say that and that this trade deal is secret, and I don’t want to give President Obama any more power."


What Drives Governments to Keep TISA, TPP and TTIP Secret? / teleSUR, 6/12/2015
"Basically, these trade agreements are being kept secret because they violate regulations and national laws for the sole benefit of large corporations.

"... Here is ... a list of the 605 (overwhelmingly corporate) official 'advisers' in the U.S. who have seen, and helped write, the TPP.

"... In the USA, members of Congress and a limited number of aides can see the text provided they agree not to take notes or discuss the details publicly. Apologists for this undemocratic idiocy become irate when the TPP is called a 'secret', but, at the same time, justify hiding it from the public by claiming it improves governments’ bargaining position.

"... In Australia, MPs are only allowed to see the TPP text if they sign a confidentiality agreement saying they won’t divulge details to the public for four years. What if the TPP is passed? Are they then allowed to talk what they saw? No. The agreement says 'these confidentiality requirements shall apply for four years after entry into force of the TPP, or if no agreement enters into force, for four years after the last round of negotiations ...'"

House Democrats rebuff Obama on trade, delivering major defeat / Washington Post, 6/12/2015
"House Democrats dealt President Obama a humiliating defeat on his free-trade initiative Friday ... The fate of the trade legislation now depends on Obama’s ability, along with business-friendly interests, to persuade dozens and dozens of Democrats to switch their votes before a planned do-over vote early next week.

"... The key roll call came on a measure to grant financial aid to displaced workers, with 144 Democrats linking arms with 158 Republicans in a rout that left the overall package of trade bills stalled ... House leaders structured the voting so that it required passage of three separate measures for the legislation to advance.

"Friday’s setback dimmed hopes at the White House that Obama will be able to complete the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) ...

"... The silver lining for Obama and his unusual Republican allies is that the balance of the trade package narrowly won support. The House voted 219 to 211 [to] approve fast-track, also known as Trade Promotion Authority, which had been expected to be the most crucial vote.

[comment: The House passed the TPA. What's in the TPA? Where can the American people read the TPA?]

"On that vote, 219 to 211, 28 Democrats joined 191 Republicans in supporting the president.

"... But because House leaders split the bill into several pieces, approval of the worker assistance program — known as Trade Adjustment Assistance, or TAA — is needed to advance fast-track."

"It’s unclear what will happen when it does come up for a vote on Friday in the House, but one thing is absolutely certain: Pass or fail, Ryan’s credibility on the right is shot. What’s more, there’s likely to be a conservative grassroots rebellion against establishment Republicans in Washington that may dwarf the one Obamacare caused back in 2010.

"Without granting Obama fast-track authority, Sessions notes that Congress remains in charge of trade policy and negotiations. Congress would keep the ability to amend trade deals and the Senate would still have power to filibuster against them—but that’s only if the House shoots down TPA on Friday. If the House passes TPA, there’s no telling what President Obama might do with the new power Congress would be ceding to him.

"'By contrast, without fast-track, Congress retains all of its legislative powers, individual members retain all of their procedural tools, and every single line, jot, and tittle of trade text is publicly available before any congressional action is taken,' Sessions said."

[The TPP], "is trade Keynesianism. It's not free trade. It's managed trade ... Internationalism, NAFTA and CAFTA and WTO -- the New World Order is here and everything that promotes the New World Order is done at the expense of liberty and that is why we're in deep trouble ..."
-- Ron Paul, Fast-Track: Free Trade or Protectionism?
For corporations to dominate government, a coup is no longer necessary.
"Corporations have gone global. And by going global, governments have lost some control of corporations regardless of whether the corporation can be trusted or can not be trusted. Governments today do not have over corporations the power they had and the leverage that they had fifty or sixty years ago. And that's a major change. Governments have become powerless compared to what they were before."
-- Sam Gibara, former Chairman & CEO, Goodyear Tire, in the short video: Major General Smedley Butler & The Fascist Takeover Of The USA - A Warning From History
"Capitalism today commands the towering heights, and has displaced politics and politicians as the new high priests and are reigning oligarchs of our system. So capitalism and its principle protagonists and players - corporate CEOs - have been accorded unusual power and access which is not to deny the significance of government and politicians, but these are the new high priests."
-- Ira Jackson, Director, Center for Business and Government, Kennedy School, Harvard, in the short video: Major General Smedley Butler & The Fascist Takeover Of The USA - A Warning From History

Comment by David Sadler

US Senators and US Representatives, VOTE 'NO' on the TPP, TPA, TiSA, T-TIP and any effort to fast-track them.
  1. 'Free' trade 'agreements' are not free trade. 'Free' trade is an ideal that can never be achieved.
  2. Americans want Fair trade that benefits American citizens while minimizing adverse impact upon trade.
  3. These 'free' trade 'agreements' are in fact extremely voluminous and complex trade 'regulations' written by globalists for the benefit of globalists -- not the American people.
  4. The US is suffering because it is at a disadvantage in trade regulations that prevent it from imposing scientifically applied tariffs which would level the playing field in international commerce.
  5. It costs Americans middle-class jobs.
  6. It destroys the American manufacturing base.
  7. Both of these results destroy our national security and our middle class standard of living.
  8. The factors of trade deficits, lost manufacturing, lost jobs due to globalist 'free' trade regulations have severely impacted the US national security and the standard of living of its citizens. It has led to a an absurd corruption to the English language yielding such oxymorons as, "jobless recovery."
US Senators and Representatives will support these 'free' trade regulations at the expense of the support of Americans who are tired of the 'legal plunder' America is being subjected to.

The American middle class and small business is for fair trade. We are also for national sovereignty, national security, personal liberty and prosperity. There is no such thing as 'free' trade. We can strive to achieve fair trade in our global commerce, but free trade is an ideal that can never be achieved.

International trade regulations which drop US tariffs without considering other factors that put US exports at a disadvantage is not 'free' trade. It is unfair trade.

This unfair trade decimates domestic manufacturing which degrades the nation's national security. Scientifically applied tariffs are an economic tool to build national security and decent standard of living for the people of our nation.

Advocates of unbridled globalism will call opposing these regulations 'protectionist' and 'isoloationism.' Those are the definitions globalists would use, but not Americans striving for national security and personal prosperity as a member of the middle class.

The tyranny of oppressive government and groups is only one form of tyranny. Poverty is a vicious tyrant as well. Maintaining a high standard of living for a large middle class is essential to personal liberty.

Associating tariffs with 'protectionism' and 'isolationism' is a globalist propaganda which has taken deep root in the United States Congress. Defining tariff as protectionism is defining tariff in a narrow and pejorative manner. To restrict the synonyms for tariff to protectionism is to rewrite the dictionary and redefine the language. The politically correct have been rewriting our dictionaries and restricting our language and principles long enough.

Calling this class of international globalist legistlation 'Free Trade Agreements' is misleading. These international rules should be called what they are -- complex trade regulations on par with the US tax code granting privileges to globalists.

NAFTA / GATT / TPP, TiSA, T-TIP and TPA are not about 'free' trade anymore than the PATRIOT ACT is for the liberty of the American people. These globalist trade regulations are destroying the US manufacturing base and the jobs and national security that go with it. They are about establishing monopolies and removing trade regulation away from sovereign nations and into the hands of the globalists themselves. 'Free' trade regulations need to be abandoned and fair trade agreements need to replace them.

Lowering and eliminating tariffs without consideration and calculation of the many other economic factors adding costs to trade is a knee-jerk and ill-considered position to take.

Does Congress favor dismantling US clear air / clean water, land reclamation, OSHA, minimum wage, social security, unemployment, workmen's comp and child labor laws to become more competitive? Does Congress favor outlawing collective bargaining to become more competitive on the global scene?

America became the world's most powerful nation with unions, tariffs and laws ensuring worker safety, prosperity and a clean environment.

What politician can be elected by advocating the dismantling of US clear air / clean water, land reclamation, OSHA, minimum wage, social security, unemployment, workmen's comp and child labor laws as well as outlawing collective bargaining to become more competitive on the global scene? There is no ground swell among the people to do away with these things.

On the other hand, we do see a ground swell for ending foreign intervention and foreign wars; closing the borders and enforcing immigration laws; returning manufacturing to America; ending surveillance state activities targeting US citizens en masse.

Which set of issues would you suggest your senators and representatives embrace to get America back on track?

Reversing the reduction and/or elimination of scientifically applied tariffs will be needed as one policy if the US decline is going to be turned around. The US became great with tariffs. America has been steadily deindustrialized as tariffs have been reduced and/or dropped.

Global trade did not change economics. Predatory Globalism destroyed America's manufacturing base and middle class.

It would not take more than 5 minutes using a PowerPoint presentation showing a table that compares production costs of the US to selected trading partners to convince the average non-government employee, working audience (white collar, blue collar, small business, service) that tariffs are needed and that they are not 'protectionism.'


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    Paul Ryan's Pelosi-Esque Obamatrade Moment: 'It's Declassified And Made Public Once It's Agreed To' /, 6/10/2015
    "Chief Obamatrade proponent House Ways and Means Committee chairman Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) admitted during Congressional testimony on Wednesday evening that despite tons of claims from him and other Obamatrade supporters to the contrary, the process is highly secretive.

    "He also made a gaffe in his House Rules Committee testimony on par with former Speaker Rep. Nancy Pelosi's (D-CA) push to pass Obamacare, in which she said infamously said: 'we have to pass the bill so that you can find out what is in it.'

    "'It's declassified and made public once it's agreed to,' Ryan said of Obamatrade in Rules Committee testimony on Wednesday during questioning from Rep. Michael Burgess (R-TX).

    "What Ryan is trying to convince House Republicans to do is vote for Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) which would fast-track at least three highly secretive trade deals-specifically the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP), the Trade in Services Agreement (TiSA), and the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (T-TIP)-and potentially more deals.

    "Right now, TiSA and T-TIP text are completely secretive and unavailable for even members of Congress to read while TPP text is available for members to review-although they need to go to a secret room inside the Capitol where only members of Congress and certain staffers high-level security clearances, who can only go when members are present, can read the bill."

    The Secret Immigration Chapter In Obama's Trade Agreement /, 6/10/2015
    "Discovered inside the huge tranche of secretive Obamatrade documents released by Wikileaks are key details on how technically any Republican voting for Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) that would fast-track trade deals like the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal would technically also be voting to massively expand President Obama's executive authority when it comes to immigration matters.

    "The president's Trade in Services Act (TiSA) documents, which is one of the three different close-to-completely-negotiated deals that would be fast-tracked making up the president's trade agreement, show Obamatrade in fact unilaterally alters current U.S. immigration law. TiSA, like TPP or the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (T-TIP) deals, are international trade agreements that President Obama is trying to force through to final approval. The way he can do so is by getting Congress to give him fast-track authority through TPA.

    "TiSA is even more secretive than TPP. Lawmakers on Capitol Hill can review the text of TPP in a secret, secured room inside the Capitol-and in some cases can bring staffers who have high enough security clearances-but with TiSA, no such draft text is available.

    "Voting for TPA, of course, would essentially ensure the final passage of each TPP, T-TIP, and TiSA by Congress, since in the history of fast-track any deal that's ever started on fast-track has been approved.

    "Roughly 10 pages of this TiSA agreement document leak are specifically about immigration.

    "'The existence of these ten pages on immigration in the Trade and Services Agreement make it absolutely clear in my mind that the administration is negotiating immigration - and for them to say they are not - they have a lot of explaining to do based on the actual text in this agreement,' Rosemary Jenks, the Director of Government Relations at Numbers USA, told Breitbart News following her review of these documents."

    Trade agreements like TiSA, TPP and TTIP will sideline national laws, Wikileaks says / The Independent, 6/05/2015
    "Wikileaks has warned that governments negotiating a far-reaching global service agreement are 'surrendering a large part of their global sovereignty' and exacerbating the social inequality of poorer countries in the process.

    "... Wikileaks says that corporations would be able to use the law in its current form to hold sway over governments, deciding whether laws promoting culture, protecting the environment or ensuring equal access to services were ‘unnecessarily burdensome’, or whether knowledge of indigenous culture or public services was essential to achieve ‘parity’."

    Exclusive-Sessions To Obama: Why Are You Keeping Obamatrade's New Global Governance Secret? /, 6/05/2015
    "Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee's subcommittee on Immigration and the National Interest, has written a scathing new letter to President Barack Obama pressuring him to explain why Obamatrade has been so secretive.

    "'On May 6th of this year, I sent you a letter (enclosed) regarding your request for Congress to grant you fast-track executive authority,' Session wrote to Obama on Friday in a letter provided exclusively to Breitbart News ahead of its public release. 'Under fast-track, Congress transfers its authority to the executive and agrees to give up several of its most basic powers.

    "'These concessions include: the power to write legislation, the power to amend legislation, the power to fully consider legislation on the floor, the power to keep debate open until Senate cloture is invoked, and the constitutional requirement that treaties receive a two-thirds vote.

    "'The latter is especially important since, having been to the closed room to review the secret text of the Trans-Pacific Partnership, it is clear it more closely resembles a treaty than a trade deal.

    "'In other words, through fast-track, Congress would be pre-clearing a political and economic union before a word of that arrangement has been made available to a single private citizen.'"

    WIKILEAKS Releases More Of Obamatrade Draft Altering Healthcare, Halting Medicare Reform / Breitbart, 6/04/2015
    "The Healthcare Annex, according to WikiLeaks, 'seeks to regulate state schemes for medicines and medical devices. It forces healthcare authorities to give big pharmaceutical companies more information about national decisions on public access to medicine, and grants corporations greater powers to challenge decisions they perceive as harmful to their interests.'

    "For Americans, it means Congress wouldn’t be able to reform Medicare, reported WikiLeaks.

    "WikiLeaks reports the document isn’t released until four years after the TPP is passed into law.

    "'The TPP is the world’s largest economic trade agreement that will, if it comes into force, encompass more than 40 percent of the world’s GDP. Despite the wide-ranging effects on the global population, the TPP and the two other mega-agreements that make up the “Great Treaty”, (the TiSA and the TTIP), which all together cover two-thirds of global GDP, are currently being negotiated in secrecy,' notes WikiLeaks.

    "The draft of the agreement isn’t even available to some of the negotiating countries’ governments.

    "However, WikiLeaks reported, 'Hundreds of large corporations, however, have been given access to portions of the text, generating a powerful lobby to effect changes on behalf of these groups.'

    "WikiLeaks is offering a $100,000 reward to anyone who can provide the rest of the TPP. At this time, WikiLeaks has raised $62,000 of that reward money."

    Two Members Of Boehner's Leadership Team Openly Refuse To Admit If They've Read Obamatrade / , 6/04/2015
    "Two members of House GOP leadership — Majority Whip Rep. Steve Scalise (R-LA) and Rules Committee chairman Rep. Pete Sessions (R-TX) — refused to admit through spokespersons to Breitbart News whether they have read the text of the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) Pacific Rim trade deal, but they still support granting President Barack Obama the Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) to fast track it.

    "... there is essentially no way to stop a trade deal once it has been fast-tracked. Since fast track was created in the Richard Nixon administration, not one trade deal that started on fast track has been thwarted. As such, a vote for TPA is a vote for TPP, since passing TPA will all but guarantee the successful passage of TPP."

    Obama admits that climate change will be in Obamatrade / American Thinker, 6/04/2015
    "In a speech on the Senate floor on May 22, Democratic senator Ron Wyden of Oregon ridiculed those who thought climate change regulation would be part of Obamatrade:

    "'We’ve heard suggested, for example, that it’s a backdoor route to immigration reform or action on climate change…. My sense is that the rate these hypotheticals are going, you’re bound to hear that a future president working on a trade deal might have second thoughts about the Louisiana purchase.'

    "But in an interview on NPR’s Marketplace yesterday (June 3), President Obama said that enforcing climate change regulations will indeed be part of the Trans-Pacific Partnership, the Obamatrade pact that he is currently negotiating with Malaysia and 10 other countries. He said:

    "'If we want to solve something like climate change, which is one of my highest priorities, then I’ve got to be able to get into places like Malaysia, and say to them, this is in your interest. What leverage do I have to get them to stop deforestation? Well part of the leverage is if I’m in a trade relationship with them that allows me to raise standards.'"

    Leaked TISA Documents Reveal Privacy Threat / Forbes, 6/04/2015
    "Under the draft provisions of the latest trade deal to be leaked by Wikileaks, countries could be barred from trying to control where their citizens’ personal data is held or whether it’s accessible from outside the country.

    "Wikileaks has released 17 documents relating to the Trade in Services Agreement (TISA), currently under negotiation between the US, the European Union and 23 other nations. These negotiating texts are supposed to remain secret for five years after TISA is finalized and brought into force.

    "The deal, which has been under discussion behind closed doors since early 2013, is intended to remove barriers to trade in services. It’s a sort of companion piece to the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) and the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), which cover trade in goods – but potentially far bigger, with Wikileaks claiming that ‘services’ now account for nearly 80 per cent of the US and EU economies.

    "Like TTIP and TPP, TISA could be sped through Congress using Trade Promotion Authority (TPA), also known as fast-track authority, which has been passed by the US Senate and may be taken up in the House this month. Under TPA, Congress is barred from making amendments to the trade deals, and most simply give yes-or-no approval."

    Julian Assange On TPP: Only 5 Of 29 Sections Are About "Traditional Trade," Covers "Essentially Every Aspect Of A Modern Economy" / RealClearPolitics, May 28, 2015
    "Speaking from his 'prison' in the Ecuadorian embassy in London, Wikileaks founder Julian Assange explains the Trans-Pacific Partnership treaty, which would link his home country of Australia with the U.S. economically. "It is mostly not about trade," Assange says. "Only 5 of the 29 Chapters are about traditional trade."

    "The others are about regulating the internet, and what information internet service providers have to collect, they have to hand it over to companies under certain circumstances, the regulation of labor conditions, regulating the way you can favor local industry, regulating the hospital, health care system, privatization of hospitals, so essentially every aspect of a modern economy, even banking services are in the TPP.

    "So that is erecting and embedding new ultramodern neoliberal structure over U.S. law and the laws of other countries. And putting it in treaty form.

    "By putting it in a treaty form, there are 14 countries involved, that means it is very hard to overturn, so if there is a desire, a democratic desire to do it on a different path. For example, to introduce more public transport. Then you can't easily change the TPP treaty, because you have to go back to the other nations involved."

    Obama wins trade victory in the Senate / Washington Post, May 22, 2015
    "President Obama won a big victory for his trade agenda Friday with the Senate’s approval of fast-track legislation that could make it easier for him to complete a wide-ranging trade deal that would include 11 Pacific Rim nations.

    "... TPA’s fast-track provisions would allow Congress, under strict timelines, to consider trade deals with a simple up-or-down vote without any amendments or requirements of a Senate super-majority to end debate. That would help Obama complete the final details of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), with the other 11 nations, a bloc that represents about 40 percent of the global economy.

    "If TPA clears Congress, Obama’s negotiators will push to conclude the Pacific trade pact and then send it to Congress for final approval, possibly later this year or early next year. The legislative package also includes new funding for labor training for workers that are certified for having lost their jobs because of foreign competition.

    "... On the final roll call, five Republicans joined 32 Democrats in opposing TPA — an odd collection that ranged from Minority Leader Harry M. Reid (D-Nev.) and his top two lieutenants to staunch conservatives such as Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.). “Congress is forgetting its duty: to improve jobs and wages for Americans,” Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.), one of the most conservative senators, said in a statement."

    TPP Remains Classified after Trade Transparency Act is Blocked by Senate Republicans / DailyKos, May 22, 2015
    "Democratic Senators Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts and Joe Manchin of West Virginia introduced S.1381 on May 19, 2015, which would have required President Obama to de-classify the Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement for at least 60 days before being voted on by Congress.

    "The battle between organized labor, progressive Democrats and President Obama over the Trans Pacific Partnership continued on Thursday when U.S. Senators Elizabeth Warren and Joe Machin filed the Trade Transparency Act, a bill requiring that the public and Congress have at least 60 days to review and debate any trade legislation before being moved to the floor for a vote. The move was intended to highlight the issue many Americans see with continuing to categorize trade negotiations as classified, especially when it effects the personal finances of millions of workers and business owners alike.

    "Senators are forced to go into a classified viewing room in order to read the full text of the document, but are not allowed to bring in key staff or take notes on what is included in the bill text. Not only this, but as you would assume for classified documents, elected officials are unable to speak to anyone without proper security clearance about the specific details of the trade negotiations without suffering potential criminal legal ramifications. This becomes a serious issue when dealing with complicated and technical negotiations regarding the largest trade deal in American history. It also raises serious questions about the legislative process and democracy generally when the public is unable to view the content of a bill introduced in Congress, but foreign government officials and private corporations are.

    "S. 1381; the Trade Transparency Bill, was introduced as part of a unanimous consent request, a procedural move intended to limit debate and structure the amendment process depending on the complexity of the circumstances being negotiated and allowing for tailor made agreements traditionally. But even one opposing vote can derail the tactic, and that is exactly what happened when Republican Senator Orrin Hatch of Arizona voted no."

    Boehner Praises Trade Bill Passage / Weekly Standard, May 22, 2015

    What's Boehner smoking? The Crier of the House is talking absolute nonsense.

    [TPP] Trade bill clears Senate hurdle / WPTZ, May 21, 2015
    "The 62-38 vote to end debate on the bill, moving it toward a vote, was a victory for Obama, who had linked with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Kentucky, to push the bill despite opposition from Senate Democratic leaders.

    "... The measure would hand the President six years' worth of "trade promotion authority" --- the power to submit trade deals to Congress for an up-or-down vote with limited debate and no amendments.

    "... Even though Senate passage is now much more likely, the House could be tougher, though. There, tea party conservatives are linking up with liberals to form a broader populist opposition than what existed in the Senate.

    "... The House overwhelmingly passed the USA Freedom Act, a bipartisan bill to reform the Patriot Act and effectively end the National Security Agency's bulk collection of phone data on millions of Americans."

    U.S. Senate leader moves to limit debate on fast-track trade bill / Reuters, May 19, 2015
    "U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, a Republican, on Tuesday took procedural steps aimed at bringing a debate on a fast-track trade bill to a close, moving the controversial bill a step closer to a vote on passage."

    "There needs to be a real analysis about the results of global trade agreements, but for some the sanctity of trade relationships have become tantamount to a religion, Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL)says.

    "Speaking on the Senate floor Monday, the Alabama Republican highlighted the decline in American’s real hourly wages, median incomes, and shrinking middle class — arguing that while big government policies have had a big impact, so too have trade deals.

    "'It is time to begin a vigorous analysis of our conduct of trade,' Sessions said. 'Do our policies and TPP concede too much to our mercantilist competitor allies?'

    "According to the Alabama lawmaker, there has not been enough consideration of the impact of trade agreements on the American worker and American incomes — so long as consumer prices decline with the deals.

    "'At bottom, we must ask whether or not our aggressive trading partners, using a mercantilist philosophy, may be gaining unfair advantage. These countries—good nations, good allies—are not religious about free trade,” Sessions said. “In general, while they assert their desire is for expanded free trade, their actual policies seek fewer U.S. exports to them using non-tariff as well as tariff barriers. Our trade competitors use currency manipulation, subsidies, and other actions to expand their exports to us. Their goal is, naturally, to seek full employment in their countries while exporting their unemployment to the United States.'"

    FAST TRACK? HOW ABOUT A PRO-AMERICA TRACK?: Phyllis Schlafly: TPP means Congress giving away its authority to 'global busybodies' /, 2015/05/11

    On a Fast Track to National Ruin / Pat Buchanan, May 08, 2015

    May 26, 2015

    I S I S / I S I L / I S / D A E S H
    I S I S = Islamic State of Iraq and Syria
    ISIL = Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant
    IS = Islamic State
    DAESH = Arabic acronym for Islamic State of Iraq and Sham (Al Dawlah al Islamiyah fi al Iraq wa al Sham)

    Twenty-six Things About the Islamic State (ISIL) that Obama Does Not Want You to Know About / Global Research, 18 November 2014
    "Recent developments confirm what is known and documented: Washington is behind the Islamic State (ISIS) and at the same time it is behind the moderate Al Qaeda terrorists, which the Obama administration is supporting as part of America’s campaign against the Islamic State (ISIS). And they expect us to believe that they are committed to waging a campaign against terrorists.

    "The Islamic State (ISIS) was until 2014 called al Qaeda in Iraq (AQI)."

    Military to Military: Seymour M. Hersh on US intelligence sharing in the Syrian war / London Review of Books, January 2016
    "Barack Obama's repeated insistence that Bashar al-Assad must leave office - and that there are 'moderate' rebel groups in Syria capable of defeating him - has in recent years provoked quiet dissent, and even overt opposition, among some of the most senior officers on the Pentagon's Joint Staff. Their criticism has focused on what they see as the administration's fixation on Assad's primary ally, Vladimir Putin. In their view, Obama is captive to Cold War thinking about Russia and China, and hasn't adjusted his stance on Syria to the fact both countries share Washington's anxiety about the spread of terrorism in and beyond Syria; like Washington, they believe that Islamic State must be stopped.

    "... Obama now has a more compliant Pentagon. There will be no more indirect challenges from the military leadership to his policy of disdain for Assad and support for Erdogan ... The Joint Chiefs and the DIA were constantly telling Washington's leadership of the jihadist threat in Syria, and of Turkey's support for it. The message was never listened to. Why not?"

    Pentagon Defies Obama's Policy of Arming ISIS Jihadists / InfoWars, December 22, 2015
    "... an explosive investigation by Seymour Hersh has revealed that the Pentagon was engaged in a secret revolt against the Obama White House.

    "A highly classified DIA and Joint Chiefs of Staff report predicted that arming the rebels and toppling Assad would lead to the rise of ISIS.

    "The Pentagon knew that Obama was arming Islamic extremists and that the so-called moderate Free Syrian Army had evaporated.

    "But the Obama administration didn't want to hear the truth and deliberately buried the report.

    "So the Pentagon bypassed the White House entirely and handed intelligence on the same jihadists who Obama was arming to Germany, Israel and Russia.

    "This intel was then passed directly to Assad, who used it to turn the tide against the jihadists, almost certainly saving Syria from being completely taken over by the Islamic State.

    "The bottom line is that many of the top brass in the Pentagon knew Obama's policy would lead to an even bigger disaster than we have now, and they took decisive action to derail it.

    "The secret measure was also partly a payback after Assad had helped fight Al-Qaeda after 9/11 and Syrian intelligence had stopped an Al-Qaeda attack on the headquarters of the US Navy's Fifth Fleet in Bahrain."

    • VIDEO: Banned in USA: Putin explains who supports ISIS / Meeting at the Valdai Discussion Club in Sochi, October 24, 2014

    Evidence Is Mounting That Islamic State Is Offspring of the US / RT, November 26, 2015

    • VIDEO: Reality Check: Proof U.S. Government Wanted ISIS To Emerge In Syria / Ben Swann, November 19, 2015
    "There is so much debate over how the U.S. and other nations will stop ISIS but can these leaders be trusted? Ben Swann exposes secret DOD documents that prove the U.S. wanted ISIS to emerge in Syria."

    Proof U.S. Government Wanted ISIS To Emerge In Syria (video) / VC, November 20, 2015
    "Leaked Department of Defense documents prove that the U.S. purposely allowed ISIS to take hold of Syria."

    Video: U.S. Apache Attack Helicopter Follows Behind ISIS Convoy … Doesn’t Fire a Single Shot / WashingtonsBlog, November 9, 2015
    "This video from LiveLeak purports to be an Apache attack helicopter following a huge ISIS convoy of white pickup trucks crossing from Iraq to Syria … and – instead of attacking – more or less “escorting” it across the border."

    The Mystery of ISIS’ Toyota Army Solved / Activist Post, October 9, 2015

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    "The US Treasury has recently opened an inquiry about the so-called “Islamic State’s” (ISIS/ISIL) use of large numbers of brand-new Toyota trucks. The issue has arisen in the wake of Russia’s air operations over Syria and growing global suspicion that the US itself has played a key role in arming, funding, and intentionally perpetuating the terrorist army across Syria and Iraq."

    The U.S. Government Supplied ISIS’ Iconic Pickup Trucks / InfoWars, October 13, 2015
    "U.S. counter-terror officials have launched an investigation into how ISIS got so many of those identical Toyota pickup trucks which they use in their convoys.

    "They don’t have to look very far ...

    "The Spectator reported last year:

    "The [Toyota] Hilux [pics] is light, fast, manoeuvrable and all but indestructible (‘bomb-proof’ might not, in this instance, be a happy usage). The weapons experts Jane’s claimed for the Hilux a similar significance to the longbows of Agincourt or the Huey choppers of Nam. A US Army Ranger said the Toyota sure ‘kicks the hell out of a Humvee’ (referring to the clumsy and over-sized High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle made by AM General).

    "The fact is the Toyotas were supplied by the US government to the Al Nusra Front as ‘non-lethal aid’ then ‘acquired’ by ISIS."

    ISIS leader admits to being funded by the US /, September 16, 2015
    "In early 2015, Yousaf al Salafi, a man believed to be the Pakistani commander of Islamic State, confessed during investigations that he has been receiving money through the United States.

    "A few months after al Salafi revealed the funding he was receiving was routed through the United States, Michael Flynn, former director of Obama's Defence Intelligence Agency, said he warned the Obama administration three years ago that the groups they were funding in Syria were actually Islamic jihadists. Now, a group of 50 intelligence analysts working out of the U.S. military's Central Command have complained that their reports on Islamic State and the Syrian branch of Al-Qaeda were being incorrectly changed by senior officials.

    "... A recently declassified 2012 document shows that "Salafist, the Muslim Brotherhood and AQI [Al-Qaeda in Iraq]" were listed as the "major forces driving the insurgency in Syria." The document also revealed that "the West, Gulf countries and Turkey support the opposition while Russia, China and Iran support the regime." According to the declassified document, the Obama administration was warned in 2012 that these Islamic jihadists wanted to create a "Salafist principality in eastern Syria" and that ISI [Islamic State of Iraq] could declare an Islamic State through its union with other terrorist organizations in Iraq and Syria, which will create grave danger in regards to unifying Iraq and the protection of its territory."

    "Now, over 50 intelligence analysts have formally claimed their reports on Islamic State and al-Qaeda's branch in Syria were altered by senior officials, The Daily Beast reported. An investigation into the alleged manipulation of intelligence has been opened."

    • VIDEO: Petraeus: Use Al Qaeda Fighters to Beat ISIS /, August 31, 2015
    "To take down the so-called Islamic State in Syria, the influential former head of the CIA wants to co-opt jihadists from America’s arch foe.

    "Members of al Qaeda’s branch in Syria have a surprising advocate in the corridors of American power: retired Army general and former CIA Director David Petraeus.

    "The former commander of U.S. forces in Iraq and Afghanistan has been quietly urging U.S. officials to consider using so-called moderate members of al Qaeda’s Nusra Front to fight ISIS in Syria, four sources familiar with the conversations, including one person who spoke to Petraeus directly, told The Daily Beast.

    "... The American war on terror began with an al Qaeda attack on 9/11, of course. The idea that the U.S. would, 14 years later, work with elements of al Qaeda’s Syrian branch was an irony too tough to stomach for most U.S. officials interviewed by The Daily Beast. They found Petraeus’s notion politically toxic, near-impossible to execute, and strategically risky."

    • VIDEO: The Truth About ISIS / InfoWars, August 19, 2015
    "Five years into the Syrian Civil War, a media blackout is settling over the conflict as The United Nations, a supposed Moderate rebel army and a 2015 Bilderberg Agenda priority carve a path to topple Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad. After collapsing the Libyan economy, unseating and killing Gaddaffi, and pilfering the Libyan stockpile of weapons to arm ISIS by means of the Benghazi debacle. The Obama White House’s next task was to execute a duplicate illegal hit job on Assad’s Syria. Assad has been fighting the New World Order cancer ever since.

    "Recently, a U.N. Special Envoy Staffan de Mistura launched a disinfowar attack on Syrian President Assad’s character. Mistura condemned the Syrian governments air raids in the Rebel held Syrian city of Douma. For the time being, The United States has dropped $41 million on equipping and training the New Syria Force. An army made up of soldiers ebbing from the factions linked directly to ISIS.

    "As the Obama administration once again assumes the public is stupid enough to buy the proxy Syrian army’s putative mission to fight ISIS. It remains conspicuously obvious that Turkish interests have already begun sealing Syria’s economic fate. Assad’s back is up against the wall as the malevolent claws of the New World Order mutilate his reputation and devour his nation’s sovereignty.

    Former DIA Director: US Made “Willful Decision” to Support ISIS in Syria / InfoWars, August 8, 2015
    " and the alternative media have repeatedly pointed out the indisputable fact the Islamic State is a creation of the United States.

    "In May declassified US Defense Intelligence Agency documents from 2012 revealed the United States and its partners in the Gulf states and Turkey supported the Islamic State and planned to establish a Salafist principality in Syria.

    "In September General Thomas McInerney admitted the United States “helped build ISIS” as a result of the Obama administration backing “some of the wrong people” in Syria and also said “weapons from Benghazi (ended) up in the hands of ISIS.”

    "In 2012 it was discovered that the US, Turkey and Jordan were jointly operating a Special Forces command training base for Syrian rebels out of the Jordanian town of Safawi. According to Aaron Klein of WND, many of the rebels were “future ISIS members.”

    "Now the former director of the Defense Intelligence Agency, Michael Flynn, has confirmed the conclusion of the DoD document and states it was “a willful decision” by the United States to support ISIS and al-Nusra."

    Britain's secret ties to governments, firms, behind ISIS oil sales / Medium, July 31, 2015
    "In the scramble to access Kurdistan's oil and gas wealth, the US and UK are turning a blind eye to complicity in 'Islamic State' oil smuggling

    "Key allies in the US and UK led war on Islamic State (ISIS) are covertly financing the terrorist movement according to senior political sources in the region. US and British oil companies are heavily invested in the murky geopolitical triangle sustaining ISIS' black market oil sales.

    "The Kurdish Regional Government (KRG) in Iraq and Turkish military intelligence have both supported secret ISIS oil smuggling operations and even supplied arms to the terror group, according to Kurdish, Iraqi and Turkish officials.

    "One British oil company in particular, Genel Energy, is contracted by the KRG to supply oil for a major Kurdish firm accused of facilitating ISIS oil sales to Turkey. The Kurdish firm has close ties to the Iraqi Kurdish government.

    "Genel operates in the KRG with the backing of the British government, and is also linked to a British parliamentary group with longstanding connections to both the British and KRG oil industries.

    "The relationship between British and Kurdish energy companies, and senior British politicians, raises questions about conflicts of interest?-?especially in the context of a 'war on terror' that is supposed to be targeting, not financing, the 'Islamic State.'"

    John Mccain Responds To Staged Isis Beheading Video / InfoWars, July 14, 2015

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    "John McCain pictured meeting with an individual who is now the leader of ISIS forces in Libya – Abdelhakim Belhadj – who worked directly with U.S. and NATO forces during the overthrow of Colonel Gaddafi."

    "Senator John McCain has responded to a staged ISIS beheading video which pro-Russian hackers claim was found on one of his staffer’s electronic devices, with the Senator asserting that he is “proud” to be the target of “America’s enemies”.

    "As we reported yesterday, pro-Moscow hacktivist outfit CyberBerkut released the video, which they claimed was evidence that the U.S. was supporting ISIS and was responsible for releasing Islamic State execution videos.

    "CyberBerkut has previously took credit for hacking NATO websites and obtaining correspondence from within the United States Embassy in Ukraine.

    "The group insisted that the footage was hacked from a device belonging to one of McCain’s assistants during a trip to Ukraine last month, but there was no accompanying evidence for this claim."

    Staged ISIS Beheading Video Released by Russian Hackers / Video

    Charles Krauthammer: We allied with Stalin during WWII, why not ally with al-Qaeda today? / Video

    The CIA’s Creation of “Islamic Terrorism” on American Soil / Global Research, July 3, 2015
    "Islamic paramilitary camps have been set up in the United States and Canada to train African American Muslims in guerilla warfare. After months of training on firing ranges and obstacle courses, the black Muslims are sent to Pakistan where they receive advanced training in explosives. Many never return.

    "Stories about these camps are not new. They have been reported by the main stream media, including Fox News.

    "... After 9/11, the Agency continued to cultivate Islamic holy warriors to maintain the “strategy of tension” in the Middle East, the Balkan states, and Central Asia and to mount new uprisings in Africa to expandU.S.hegemony. The grand purpose of these enterprises wasUSeconomic and political control ofEurasia.

    "... In accordance with the strategy of keeping “the barbarians from coming together,” ISIS forces were and are trained at a secret U.S. military base in the Jordanian town of Safawi.[16] The weapons for ISIS came, compliments of the Agency, from the arsenal of deposed Libyan dictator Muammar Qadhafi. The shipment of these weapons to ISIS in Syria was supervised in 2012 by David Petraeus, the CIA director who would soon resign when it was alleged that he was having an affair with his biographer.

    "... Investigators, including Patrick Walsh and William Krayer, who have visited Islamberg and other paramilitary settlements, believe that the next major attack on US soil will emanate from Gilani’s jamaats of homegrown terrorism. Based on the history of the CIA’s involvement in the creation of these camps, such an attack may occur in accordance with the Agency’s own design."

    US blocks attempts by Arab allies to fly heavy weapons directly to Kurds to fight Islamic State / Telegraph, July 2, 2015
    "The United States has blocked attempts by its Middle East allies to fly heavy weapons directly to the Kurds fighting Islamic State jihadists in Iraq, The Telegraph has learnt.

    "... High level officials from Gulf and other states have told this newspaper that all attempts to persuade Mr Obama of the need to arm the Kurds directly as part of more vigorous plans to take on Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isil) have failed. The Senate voted down one attempt by supporters of the Kurdish cause last month.

    "The officials say they are looking at new ways to take the fight to Isil without seeking US approval.

    "'If the Americans and the West are not prepared to do anything serious about defeating Isil, then we will have to find new ways of dealing with the threat,” said a senior Arab government official. 'With Isil making ground all the time we simply cannot afford to wait for Washington to wake up to the enormity of the threat we face.'"

    US Congressman Slams House for Rejecting Vote to Authorize War on ISIL / Sputnik News, June 11, 2015
    "The US House of Representatives acted irresponsibly by defeating an amendment to officially authorize the US war against the Islamic State on Thursday, Congressman Adam Schiff said."

    Turkish intelligence agency giving ISIL safe passage into Syria / PressTV, June 12, 2015

    Palestinian Official: US Created ISIL, Will Destroy Itself ‘By Own Hand’ / , June 11, 2015

    Russia to Promote Single Strategy to Counter ISIL Under UN Auspices / Sputnik News, June 11, 2015

    Bilderberg Kingpin Henry Kissinger Admits ISIS Gets Its Weapons From Us / InfoWars, June 11, 2015

    ISIS Thanks Washington——-Gets 2,300 Humvees, 74,000 Machine Guns, 52 Howitzers, 40 Abrams Tanks, Etc. / By Philippe Gastonne at The Daily Bell, June 8, 2015

    DOD Admits Supporting ISIS, Buffer Zones In Syria / Activist Post, May 25, 2015
    "While the Western mainstream media and even independent gatekeepers like Noam Chomsky for years spread the lie that any suggestion that the United States and NATO were supporting ISIS was a 'conspiracy theory,' recently uncovered and declassified documents from the Defense Intelligence Agency have proven the Western press and the likes of Chomsky wrong and, yet again, the so-called 'conspiracy theorists' right.

    "This is because, on May 18, Judicial Watch published a selection of recently declassified documents that were obtained from the US Department of Defense and the US State Department as a result of a lawsuit filed against the US government. The lawsuit and most of the documents contained within the release revolved around the Benghazi scandal but a deeper look into the documents dating back to 2012 reveal an even bigger story – that the US and NATO have admitted in their own documents to supporting al-Qaeda and ISIS in Syria and Iraq."

    Judicial Watch: Defense, State Department Documents Reveal Obama Administration Knew that al Qaeda Terrorists Had Planned Benghazi Attack 10 Days in Advance / Judicial Watch, May 18, 2015
    "Administration knew three months before the November 2012 presidential election of ISIS plans to establish a caliphate in Iraq

    "Administration knew of arms being shipped from Benghazi to Syria

    "Judicial Watch announced today that it obtained more than 100 pages of previously classified 'Secret' documents from the Department of Defense (DOD)and the Department of State revealing that DOD almost immediately reported that the attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi was committed by the al Qaeda and Muslim Brotherhood-linked “Brigades of the Captive Omar Abdul Rahman” (BCOAR), and had been planned at least 10 days in advance. Rahman is known as the Blind Sheikh, and is serving life in prison for his involvement in the 1993 World Trade Center bombing and other terrorist acts. The new documents also provide the first official confirmation that shows the U.S. government was aware of arms shipments from Benghazi to Syria. The documents also include an August 2012 analysis warning of the rise of ISIS and the predicted failure of the Obama policy of regime change in Syria.

    "The documents were released in response to a court order in accordance with a May 15, 2014, Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit filed against both the DOD and State Department seeking communications between the two agencies and congressional leaders 'on matters related to the activities of any agency or department of the U.S. government at the Special Mission Compound and/or classified annex in Benghazi.'

    "... A Defense Department document from the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA), dated September 12, 2012, the day after the Benghazi attack, details that the attack on the compound had been carefully planned by the BOCAR terrorist group 'to kill as many Americans as possible.' The document was sent to then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, then-Defense Secretary Leon Panetta, the Joint Chiefs of Staff and the Obama White House National Security Council. The heavily redacted Defense Department 'information report' says that the attack on the Benghazi facility 'was planned and executed by The Brigades of the Captive Omar Abdul Rahman (BCOAR).' The group subscribes to 'AQ ideologies:'"

    DOD-and-State-14-812-DOD-Release-2015-04-10 / 14_L-0552/DIA/287-293, May 25, 2015

    Cover-Up: Feds Change "Official Story" On Syria After Pentagon Linked To Isis / InfoWars, June 5, 2015
    "Following a report that proves the United States created ISIS to destabilize Syria, the U.S. government is now trying to claim that Assad is working with ISIS."
    U.S. Saw Islamic State Coming, Let It Take Ramadi / Bloomberg, May 29, 2015
    "The U.S. watched Islamic State fighters, vehicles and heavy equipment gather on the outskirts of Ramadi before the group retook the city in mid-May. But the U.S. did not order airstrikes against the convoys before the battle started. It left the fighting to Iraqi troops, who ultimately abandoned their positions.

    "... The Islamic State had been contesting territory in and around Ramadi for more than a year and had spoken of the importance of recapturing the city. The U.S. intelligence community had good warning that the Islamic State intended a new and bolder offensive on Ramadi because it was able to identify the convoys of heavy artillery, vehicle bombs and reinforcements through overhead imagery and eavesdropping on chatter from local Islamic State commanders. It surprised no one, one U.S. intelligence official told me."

    Exclusive: Israel Is Tending to Wounded Syrian Rebels / Foreign Policy, June 11, 2014

    Syrian Rebels Thank Netanyahu for Israel's Compassion / Israel Today, February 23, 2014

    Israeli hospital treats Syrian rebel fighters / Israel Today, February 17, 2013

    May 26, 2015

    Memorial Day in the USA

    War Is A Racket / Major General Smedley Butler, USMC., A speech delivered in 1933 (EXCERPTS)

    Please read the entire speech. Here are some excertpts.
    "WAR is a racket. It always has been. It is possibly the oldest, easily the most profitable, surely the most vicious. It is the only one international in scope. It is the only one in which the profits are reckoned in dollars and the losses in lives.

    "A racket is best described, I believe, as something that is not what it seems to the majority of the people. Only a small "inside" group knows what it is about. It is conducted for the benefit of the very few, at the expense of the very many. Out of war a few people make huge fortunes.

    "... For a great many years, as a soldier, I had a suspicion that war was a racket; not until I retired to civil life did I fully realize it. Now that I see the international war clouds gathering, as they are today, I must face it and speak out.

    "... Yes, all over, nations are camping in their arms. The mad dogs of Europe are on the loose. In the Orient the maneuvering is more adroit. Back in 1904, when Russia and Japan fought, we kicked out our old friends the Russians and backed Japan. Then our very generous international bankers were financing Japan. Now the trend is to poison us against the Japanese. What does the "open door" policy to China mean to us? Our trade with China is about $90,000,000 a year. Or the Philippine Islands? We have spent about $600,000,000 in the Philippines in thirty-five years and we (our bankers and industrialists and speculators) have private investments there of less than $200,000,000.

    "Then, to save that China trade of about $90,000,000, or to protect these private investments of less than $200,000,000 in the Philippines, we would be all stirred up to hate Japan and go to war – a war that might well cost us tens of billions of dollars, hundreds of thousands of lives of Americans, and many more hundreds of thousands of physically maimed and mentally unbalanced men.

    "Of course, for this loss, there would be a compensating profit – fortunes would be made. Millions and billions of dollars would be piled up. By a few. Munitions makers. Bankers. Ship builders. Manufacturers. Meat packers. Speculators. They would fare well.

    "Yes, they are getting ready for another war. Why shouldn't they? It pays high dividends.

    "But what does it profit the men who are killed? What does it profit their mothers and sisters, their wives and their sweethearts? What does it profit their children?

    "What does it profit anyone except the very few to whom war means huge profits?

    "... Take our own case. Until 1898 we didn't own a bit of territory outside the mainland of North America. At that time our national debt was a little more than $1,000,000,000. Then we became 'internationally minded.' We forgot, or shunted aside, the advice of the Father of our country. We forgot George Washington's warning about 'entangling alliances.'

    "... It would have been far cheaper (not to say safer) for the average American who pays the bills to stay out of foreign entanglements. For a very few this racket, like bootlegging and other underworld rackets, brings fancy profits, but the cost of operations is always transferred to the people – who do not profit.

    "... The normal profits of a business concern in the United States are six, eight, ten, and sometimes twelve percent. But war-time profits – ah! that is another matter – twenty, sixty, one hundred, three hundred, and even eighteen hundred per cent – the sky is the limit. All that traffic will bear. Uncle Sam has the money. Let's get it.

    "Of course, it isn't put that crudely in war time. It is dressed into speeches about patriotism, love of country, and 'we must all put our shoulders to the wheel,' but the profits jump and leap and skyrocket – and are safely pocketed.

    "... WHO PAYS THE BILLS? Who provides the profits – these nice little profits of 20, 100, 300, 1,500 and 1,800 per cent? We all pay them – in taxation. We paid the bankers their profits when we bought Liberty Bonds at $100.00 and sold them back at $84 or $86 to the bankers. These bankers collected $100 plus. It was a simple manipulation. The bankers control the security marts. It was easy for them to depress the price of these bonds. Then all of us – the people – got frightened and sold the bonds at $84 or $86. The bankers bought them. Then these same bankers stimulated a boom and government bonds went to par – and above. Then the bankers collected their profits.

    "But the soldier pays the biggest part of the bill.

    "If you don't believe this, visit the American cemeteries on the battlefields abroad. Or visit any of the veteran's hospitals in the United States. On a tour of the country, in the midst of which I am at the time of this writing, I have visited eighteen government hospitals for veterans. In them are a total of about 50,000 destroyed men – men who were the pick of the nation eighteen years ago. The very able chief surgeon at the government hospital; at Milwaukee, where there are 3,800 of the living dead, told me that mortality among veterans is three times as great as among those who stayed at home.

    "Boys with a normal viewpoint were taken out of the fields and offices and factories and classrooms and put into the ranks. There they were remolded; they were made over; they were made to "about face"; to regard murder as the order of the day. They were put shoulder to shoulder and, through mass psychology, they were entirely changed. We used them for a couple of years and trained them to think nothing at all of killing or of being killed.

    "Then, suddenly, we discharged them and told them to make another "about face" ! This time they had to do their own readjustment, sans [without] mass psychology, sans officers' aid and advice and sans nation-wide propaganda. We didn't need them any more. So we scattered them about without any "three-minute" or "Liberty Loan" speeches or parades. Many, too many, of these fine young boys are eventually destroyed, mentally, because they could not make that final "about face" alone.

    "... HOW TO SMASH THIS RACKET! WELL, it's a racket, all right.

    "A few profit – and the many pay. But there is a way to stop it. You can't end it by disarmament conferences. You can't eliminate it by peace parleys at Geneva. Well-meaning but impractical groups can't wipe it out by resolutions. It can be smashed effectively only by taking the profit out of war.

    [STEP ONE]

    "The only way to smash this racket is to conscript capital and industry and labor before the nations manhood can be conscripted. One month before the Government can conscript the young men of the nation – it must conscript capital and industry and labor. Let the officers and the directors and the high-powered executives of our armament factories and our munitions makers and our shipbuilders and our airplane builders and the manufacturers of all the other things that provide profit in war time as well as the bankers and the speculators, be conscripted – to get $30 a month, the same wage as the lads in the trenches get.

    "Let the workers in these plants get the same wages – all the workers, all presidents, all executives, all directors, all managers, all bankers – yes, and all generals and all admirals and all officers and all politicians and all government office holders – everyone in the nation be restricted to a total monthly income not to exceed that paid to the soldier in the trenches!

    "Let all these kings and tycoons and masters of business and all those workers in industry and all our senators and governors and majors pay half of their monthly $30 wage to their families and pay war risk insurance and buy Liberty Bonds.

    "... Give capital and industry and labor thirty days to think it over and you will find, by that time, there will be no war. That will smash the war racket – that and nothing else. Maybe I am a little too optimistic. Capital still has some say. So capital won't permit the taking of the profit out of war until the people – those who do the suffering and still pay the price – make up their minds that those they elect to office shall do their bidding, and not that of the profiteers.

    [STEP TWO]

    "... Only those who would be called upon to risk their lives for their country should have the privilege of voting to determine whether the nation should go to war.


    "... A third step in this business of smashing the war racket is to make certain that our military forces are truly forces for defense only.

    "At each session of Congress the question of further naval appropriations comes up. The swivel-chair admirals of Washington (and there are always a lot of them) are very adroit lobbyists. And they are smart. They don't shout that "We need a lot of battleships to war on this nation or that nation." Oh no. First of all, they let it be known that America is menaced by a great naval power. Almost any day, these admirals will tell you, the great fleet of this supposed enemy will strike suddenly and annihilate 125,000,000 people. Just like that. Then they begin to cry for a larger navy. For what? To fight the enemy? Oh my, no. Oh, no. For defense purposes only.

    "Then, incidentally, they announce maneuvers in the Pacific. For defense. Uh, huh.

    "The Pacific is a great big ocean. We have a tremendous coastline on the Pacific. Will the maneuvers be off the coast, two or three hundred miles? Oh, no. The maneuvers will be two thousand, yes, perhaps even thirty-five hundred miles, off the coast.

    "The Japanese, a proud people, of course will be pleased beyond expression to see the united States fleet so close to Nippon's shores. Even as pleased as would be the residents of California were they to dimly discern through the morning mist, the Japanese fleet playing at war games off Los Angeles.

    "... victory or defeat will be determined by the skill and ingenuity of our scientists. If we put them to work making poison gas and more and more fiendish mechanical and explosive instruments of destruction, they will have no time for the constructive job of building greater prosperity for all peoples. By putting them to this useful job, we can all make more money out of peace than we can out of war – even the munitions makers."

    • Video: The Fascist Plot to Overthrow FDR (FULL Documentary)
    "In 1933, Marine Corps Maj.-Gen. Smedley Butler was approached by a wealthy and secretive group of industrialists and bankers, including Prescott Bush (George W. Bush's grandfather) who asked him to command a 500,000 strong rogue army of veterans that would help stage a coup to topple then President Franklin Delano Roosevelt. In 1934 Butler testified to the McCormack--Dickstein Congressional committee on these claims. In the opinion of the committee, these allegations were credible. One of the purported plotters, Gerald MacGuire, vehemently denied any such plot. In their report, the Congressional committee stated that it was able to confirm Butler's statements other than the proposal from MacGuire which it considered more or less confirmed by MacGuire's European reports. No one was prosecuted.

    "In 1936, William Dodd, the U.S. Ambassador to Germany, wrote a letter to President Roosevelt in which he stated,
    "A clique of U.S. industrialists is hell-bent to bring a fascist state to supplant our democratic government and is working closely with the fascist regime in Germany and Italy. I have had plenty of opportunity in my post in Berlin to witness how close some of our American ruling families are to the Nazi regime.... A prominent executive of one of the largest corporations, told me point blank that he would be ready to take definite action to bring fascism into America if President Roosevelt continued his progressive policies. Certain American industrialists had a great deal to do with bringing fascist regimes into being in both Germany and Italy. They extended aid to help Fascism occupy the seat of power, and they are helping to keep it there. Propagandists for fascist groups try to dismiss the fascist scare. We should be aware of the symptoms. When industrialists ignore laws designed for social and economic progress they will seek recourse to a fascist state when the institutions of our government compel them to comply with the provisions."
    "The proven record of Prescott Bush's involvement in financing the Nazi war machine dovetails with the fact that he was part of a criminal cabal that actively sought to impose a fascist coup in America.

    "President George Walker Bush's grandfather (Prescott Bush) and great grandfather (George Herbert Walker) were among Wall Street's ultra-right wing elite. Before WWII, they were among the key players who coordinated the flow of investments from American multimillionaires into Germany. They profited by helping to coordinate the American financing behind Hitler's rise to power. During the war, they even profited from companies that armed the Nazi war machine and used slave labour at Auschwitz. Then, after the war, Prescott Bush was instrumental in helping to launder Nazi loot for Fritz Thyssen, who was one Hitler's earliest and richest industrialist backers."
    • Video: Major General Smedley Butler & The Fascist Takeover Of The USA - A Warning From History

    • Video: Major General Smedley D. Butler Expose Fascist Coup in US. (1934)
    U.S. Soldiers Died for Empire and Hegemony / ICH, May 26, 2015
    "On Memorial Day, Americans honor the soldiers who have died in the defense of our country. There is one big problem though: Those soldiers didn’t die in the defense of our country. Instead, they died in the defense of empire and hegemony.

    "For obvious reasons, U.S. officials, as well as many of the family members of the deceased, can’t bring themselves to admit that and so they settle for just mindlessly repeating the mantra, 'They died defending our country,'

    "... The soldiers we honor today died for empire and hegemony."

    May 25, 2015

    C H I N A

    Chinese State Paper Warns "War Will Be Inevitable" Unless U.S. Stops Meddling In Territorial Dispute / ZeroHedge, May 21, 2015
    "... the nationalist Global Times, a paper owned by the ruling Communist Party’s official newspaper, the People’s Daily, said in a Monday editorial that war was “inevitable” between China and the United States unless Washington stopped demanding Beijing halt the building of artificial islands in the disputed waterway.

    "... A war between the United States and China is “inevitable” unless Washington stops demanding Beijing halt its construction projects in the South China Sea, a Chinese state-owned newspaper warns.

    "If the United States’ bottom line is that China has to halt its activities, then a US-China war is inevitable in the South China Sea,” The Global Times, an influential newspaper owned by the ruling Communist Party’s official newspaper the People’s Daily, said in an editorial Monday."

    US Retaliates At China Escalation, Warns Sea "Sandcastles" May "Lead To Conflict" / ZeroHedge, May 21, 2015
    "On Wednesday we showed what happens when US spy planes carrying CNN reporters get too close to China’s land reclamation project in the South China Sea. In short, the Chinese Navy not-so-politely advises them to 'Go now!'

    "China is working diligently to construct man-made islands atop reefs in the Spratly archipelago where Beijing shares disputed waters with the Philippines, Vietnam, Malaysia, Brunei and Taiwan. For its part, Washington is none too pleased with the effort and in a fantastic example of ironic rhetoric and American hypocrisy, The White House is shouting about violations of territorial sovereignty and Chinese 'bullying'.

    "The Pentagon meanwhile has said the US may consider confronting China in the region with surveillance aircraft (and CNN crews apparently) and war ships, a move China has gently advised against, telling Washington that it might be in everyone’s best interest if the US 'refrains from risky and provocative actions ...'"

    China, U.S. head toward faceoff in South China Sea / USA TODAY, May 14, 2015
    "The Chinese government gave a stern warning Wednesday that it will protect its sovereignty in the South China Sea after a cat-and-mouse pursuit of a U.S. warship by a Chinese frigate.

    "'The Chinese side will take resolute measures to safeguard national sovereignty and safety. We will keep an eye on the situation in relevant waters and airspace and respond to any violation of China's sovereignty and threat to China's national security," said Hua Chunying, a spokeswoman for the Chinese Foreign Ministry."

    Pentagon Report: China Deploys MIRV Missile / Federation of American Scientists, May.11, 2015
    "The biggest surprise in the Pentagon’s latest annual report on Chinese military power is the claim that China’s ICBM force now includes the 'multiple independently-targetable re-entry vehicle (MIRV)-equipped Mod 3 (DF-5).'

    "... If so, China joins the club of four other nuclear-armed states that have deployed MIRV for decades: Britain, France, Russia and the United States."

    George Soros Warns "No Exaggeration" That China-US On "Threshold Of World War 3" / ZeroHedge, May 21, 2015
    "While admitting that reaching agreement between the two countries will be difficult to achieve, George Soros - speaking at The World Bank's Bretton Woods conference this week - warned that unless the U.S. makes 'major concessions' and allows China's currency to join the IMF's basket of currencies, 'there is a real danger China will align itself with Russia politically and militarily, and then the threat of world war becomes real.'"

    May 18, 2015

    PATRIOT ACT & its evil twin, USA FREEDOM ACT
    Calling on all US SENATORS to
    S E C R E T     G O V E R N M E N T
    B R E E D S     T Y R A N N Y

    Comment by David Sadler

    US Senators and US Representatives, VOTE AGAINST renewal of the PATRIOT ACT.
    VOTE AGAINST passage of the USA FREEDOM ACT.
    1. Ask your two US senators to vote against renewing the PATRIOT ACT and any renamed or repackaged act or amendment that extends the provisions of the PATRIOT ACT such as this farce known as the USA FREEDOM ACT.
    2. Both of these acts are unconstitutional.
    3. The PATRIOT ACT was not read by members of congress before its passage. Sound familar?
    4. Americans were told that it was for terrorists, and that it would not be used against Americans.
    5. Time and events have how clearly shown that the American people were blatantly lied to by our government and our members of congress regarding the PATRIOT ACT.
    6. Americans are concerned about our national security, our sovereignty, our prosperity and our constitutional form of government being destroyed by our very own elected officials.
    7. We are facing challenges from all directions in a dangerous world.
    8. The greatest challenge to our sovereignty, our freedom and our prosperity is posed by our own government. This is intollerable.
    9. The question is, will your very own senators, supposedly representing us, side with us and the constitution ... or will they side with the growing police state and surveilance state that evidently knows no bounds in the scale and scope of their intrusions into our personal and private lives as they shred our constitution?

    Call your representives here, and your senators here.
    Tell them to vote against renewal of the PATIOT ACT and vote against passage of the USA FREEDOM ACT.

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    It's Official: The USA Freedom Act Is Just As Destructive As The USA Patriot Act / Zero Hedge, June 3, 2015

    US Freedom Act Violates Constitution's Fourth Amendment - NGO Head / Sputnik News, June 3, 2015

    FREEDOM Act Passes, Effectively Kills Freedom / Activist Post, June 4, 2015

    PATRIOT Act on life support after Rand Paul stymies renewal efforts / Politico, May 22, 2015
    "In a rare early morning Saturday vote, the Senate blocked a popular House bill that would rein in controversial government surveillance programs. The vote was 57-42, and it needed 60 votes to advance. Immediately after that vote, the Senate also rejected a straight 60-day extension of the Bush-era national security law on a 45-54 vote — leaving the Senate with no immediate options to ensure the programs don’t expire before the end of the month.

    "'It’s not about making a point, it’s about trying to prevent the bulk collection of data,' Paul told reporters ...

    "... The Senate reconvenes at 4 p.m. on May 31, just eight hours before the PATRIOT Act provisions will lapse.

    "... Two of Paul’s closest allies in the House — GOP Reps. Thomas Massie of Kentucky and Justin Amash of Michigan — were on the floor for the Saturday vote. Amash said he would oppose even a one-week extension of the current PATRIOT Act provisions, if the Senate were to pass one and send it to the House for quick passage before May 31."

    NSA winds down once-secret phone-records collection program / AP, May 23, 2015
    "The National Security Agency has begun winding down its collection and storage of American phone records after the Senate failed to agree on a path forward to change or extend the once-secret program ahead of its expiration at the end of the month.

    "Barring an 11th hour compromise when the Senate returns to session May 31, a much-debated provision of the Patriot Act — and some other lesser known surveillance tools — will sunset at midnight that day. The change also would have a major impact on the FBI, which uses the Patriot Act and the other provisions to gather records in investigations of suspected spies and terrorists.

    "In a chaotic scene during the wee hours of Saturday, Senate Republicans blocked a bill known as the USA Freedom Act, which would have ended the NSA's bulk collection but preserved its ability to search the records held by the phone companies on a case-by-case basis. The bill was backed by President Barack Obama, House Republicans and the nation's top law enforcement and intelligence officials."

    FBI admits no major cases cracked with Patriot Act snooping powers / Washington Times, May 21, 2015
    "FBI agents can’t point to any major terrorism cases they’ve cracked thanks to the key snooping powers in the Patriot Act, the Justice Department’s inspector general said in a report Thursday that could complicate efforts to keep key parts of the law operating.

    "Inspector General Michael E. Horowitz said that between 2004 and 2009, the FBI tripled its use of bulk collection under Section 215 of the Patriot Act, which allows government agents to compel businesses to turn over records and documents, and increasingly scooped up records of Americans who had no ties to official terrorism investigations.

    "... Increasingly, that meant scooping up information on those who weren’t targets of a terrorism investigation, Mr. Horowitz said. He said that while Section 215 authority allows the government to do that, the FBI needed more checks to make sure it was using the power properly.

    "The report was heavily redacted, and key details were deleted. The entire chart showing the number of Section 215 requests made from 2007 through 2009 was blacked out, as was the breakdown of what types of investigations they stemmed from: counterintelligence, counterterrorism, cyber or foreign intelligence investigations.

    "Section 215 of the Patriot Act is slated to expire at the end of this month. The House, in an overwhelming bipartisan vote, passed a bill to renew it but also to limit it so the government could no longer do bulk collection such as the NSA phone data program. That legislation is known as the USA Freedom Act."

    Rand Paul Goes on Senate Floor to Protest NSA Spying Measure / News Max, May 21, 2015
    "Republican presidential candidate Rand Paul commandeered the Senate floor Wednesday to deliver a nearly 11-hour protest against renewal of the Patriot Act, calling the post-Sept. 11 law government intrusion on Americans' privacy.

    "Congress faces a June 1 deadline for the law's expiration, and Paul's speech underscored the deep divisions over the National Security Agency's (NSA's) bulk collection of Americans' phone records, which was revealed by former contractor Edward Snowden.

    "'There comes a time in the history of nations when fear and complacency allow power to accumulate and liberty and privacy to suffer,' the Kentucky senator said at 1:18 p.m. EDT when he took to the Senate floor. 'That time is now, and I will not let the Patriot Act, the most unpatriotic of acts, go unchallenged.'

    "... The House overwhelmingly passed a bill to end the bulk collection and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Kentucky, has said the Senate will act on the issue before beginning a Memorial Day recess scheduled for week's end."

    Edward Snowden: ‘If I Had Taken [the NSA] Documents to Congress, I Would’ve Gone to Jail’ / Investment Watch, May 20, 2015
    "Snowden ... proceeded to discuss the cost-benefit analysis that whistleblowers must consider before leaking information.

    "'I certainly paid for it,' he said. 'I lived in Hawaii, had a wonderful girlfriend, a home, a happy family, a successful career. To walk away from that it does require a real commitment to something ... I think the driving principle is that you have to have a greater commitment to justice than a fear of the law.'

    "Perry and Taylor asked whether Snowden was reluctant to 'break the law.' Discussing his personal motivations for leaking the NSA documents, Snowden said he was motivated more by 'self-interest' than altruism, as he felt that he would improve societal wellbeing by revealing and ultimately dismantling the NSA’s metadata collection programs. He added that he feels there are moral obligations to act when the law no longer reflects the morality of the society it governs."

    ‘Weaponizing Vulnerabilities': New Snowden Doc Reveals Spy Agencies Targeted Smartphones / RINF, May 21, 2015
    "The intelligence alliance known as 'Five Eyes' comprising the U.S., Canada, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, and Australia—exploited security weaknesses in one of the world’s most popular browsers to obtain data about users and planned to use links to Google and Samsung app stores to infect smartphones with spyware, a top secret National Security Agency (NSA) document published Wednesday has revealed."

    May 17, 2015

    I S R A E L

    Israeli War Jet Shot Down Over Syria / Sputnik News, August 22, 2015
    "The Syrian air defense shot down an Israeli warplane violating the Arab country's air space, an Iranian news agency reported.

    "The Israeli fighter jet was targeted over the city of Al-Quneitra on Friday, Iran’s Fars news agency reported on Saturday.

    "Israel regularly violates the Syrian airspace and launches missile attacks against the country.

    "On Friday, the Israeli Air Force resumed airstrikes on Western Syria, targeting a government army base at Khan Al-Sheih in Damascus province and another in the al-Quneitra province after a six-hour halt in attacks that followed their multiple air raids over the Golan Heights."

    Israel Bombs Syria. Is This A Prelude towards a Full Scale War? / InfoWars, August 21, 2015
    "Israel said the IDF “targeted 14 Syrian military posts in the Syrian Golan Heights” – without further explanation. Israeli media reported artillery batteries, army outposts and communications antennae struck.

    "The attack was perhaps the largest one since the 1967 Six Day War. Is it a possible prelude to US/Israeli/Turkish full-scale war on Assad? Things have been heading toward it for many months.

    "Israel has multiple objectives – eliminating Syria as a rival regional state, balkanizing the country for easier control, blocking the Iran nuclear deal, blaming nonexistent Tehran-orchestrated rocket fire on northern Israel to influence Congress, and ultimately replace Islamic State sovereignty with pro-Western governance."

    Ya’alon: Israel ‘not responsible’ for Iran nuke scientists’ lives / The Times of Israel, August 7, 2015
    "Israel is not responsible for the lives of Iranian nuclear scientists, Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon said in an interview published Friday, making a less-than-veiled threat that covert assassination missions blamed on Israel could resume.

    "'Ultimately it is very clear, one way or another, Iran’s military nuclear program must be stopped,' Ya’alon said, according to a retranslation from an interview published in the German daily. 'We will act in any way and are not willing to tolerate a nuclear-armed Iran. We prefer that this be done by means of sanctions, but in the end, Israel should be able to defend itself,' the defense minister said.

    "He added that he was “not responsible for the lives of Iranian scientists,” according to Der Speigel, which will publish the full interview on Saturday.

    "Ya’alon further stated that Israel was considering carrying out airstrikes on Iranian military facilities, the German paper reported."

    Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon said Israel has been providing aid to Syrian rebels / Washington's Blog, June 5, 2015

    Ursula Haverbeck criminally charged: German Police storm home of elderly woman who debated "Holocaust" / Carolyn Yeager, June 5, 2015

    Image by Panorama from interview.
    "[86-year-old] Ursula Haverbeck is now facing criminal hate speech charges after debating how many Jews died in the Holocaust on national television. The debate was aired on German public television and broadcast all over Europe. It was the first time anyone has been allowed to question the official holocaust death toll on German television.

    "Police stormed and ransacked her home along with the homes of three of her supporters. Prosecutors are preparing the charges. She will face five years in prison if convicted."

  • Watch the interview video as broadcast in Germany, in German with English subtitles: "Ursula Haverbeck: The Panorama Interview, with English Subtitles".
  • German Police Storm Home of Ursula Haverbeck / Fig Trees and Vineyards A blog by Richard Edmondson, June 6, 2015
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  • French comedian to receive international free speech award / June 06, 2015, Gilad Atzmon

    Image credit unknown for French comedian Dieudonné M’bala M’bala doing the quenelle gesture
    "STYLO France, an International literary and human rights group announced today that it will award its 2015 Free Speech prize to controversial French comedian Dieudonné M’bala M’bala in recognition of his exercise of free speech in defiance of repressive laws forbidding it.

    "'Dieudonné lives in a society where almost unlimited offensive language and artistic expression may be used against some religious and ethnic groups but not others,' said STYLO France spokesperson Paul Larudee at the group’s headquarters in Berkeley, California. 'In spite of the consequences, Dieudonné has criticized and ridiculed persons and subjects that are protected from free speech rights under French law. And he has paid dearly for his defiance of these prohibitions.'

    "Dieudonné has been arrested eight times for anti-Semitism – a criminal offense in France – and has been fined a total of €39,500 ($44,240). His crimes have included comparison of Israeli and Nazi military practices, criticism of the Zionist and Jewish lobbies in France, and inviting convicted “holocaust deniers” on his shows. (It is a crime in France to question or produce evidence contrary to the historical accuracy of standard holocaust accounts.)

    "Asked whether the STYLO France award is a reaction to the 5 May, 2015 PEN America award to the French satirical publication Charlie Hebdo, Mr. Larudee responded, 'Most definitely. Charlie Hebdo never risked breaking French law for the sake of free speech, which is why they avoided criticism of protected groups in France. They paid a high price for insulting Islam but it was totally unexpected, since this is tolerated by the government, so it is hard to say that they showed courage in the face of repression. We think that the STYLO France award to Dieudonné corrects this omission and and also the omission in France of satirical treatment and criticism of protected subjects and classes of persons.'"

    Orange says it plans to terminate contract with brand partner in Israel / The Guardian, June 4, 2015
    "The French telecoms giant Orange has indicated that it intends to terminate its relationship with the Israeli company that licenses its brand in the country – and would end the relationship “tomorrow” if it could.

    "The comments – made by the company’s CEO, Stephane Richard – have emerged amid a sharp push back by the Israeli government against growing calls for an international boycott of Israel over its continuing occupation of Palestinian territories.

    "... Although Orange only licenses its name to the Israeli company Partner, the threat – if carried through – will be seen as a major success for the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement which has been campaigning on the issue in both France and Egypt."

    Israel tells France to fire 'anti-Semite' Orange CEO / PressTV, June 4, 2015
    "An Israeli minister has asked the French government to dismiss the 'anti-Semite' chief executive of the French telecommunications company Orange over its plans for severing business ties with Israeli mobile firm Partner.

    "'... The French government must show zero tolerance for anti-Semitism,' the Israeli minister said.

    "The latest comments are in line with Israel's policy of labeling its critics as 'anti-Semite.'"

    US Declassifies Document Revealing Israel's Nuclear Program / Israel National News, March 25, 2015
    "In a development that has largely been missed by mainstream media, the Pentagon early last month quietly declassified a Department of Defense top-secret document detailing Israel's nuclear program, a highly covert topic that Israel has never formally announced to avoid a regional nuclear arms race, and which the US until now has respected by remaining silent.

    "But by publishing the declassified document from 1987, the US reportedly breached the silent agreement to keep quiet on Israel's nuclear powers for the first time ever, detailing the nuclear program in great depth."

    Israel To 'Anti-Vaxxers': No Vaccination, No Child Support / Times of Israel, May 20, 2015
    "... It also comes on the heels of a quiet climb in the number of parents opting out of some or all vaccinations ...

    "When United Torah Judaism inked its coalition agreement with Likud on April 29, party members triumphantly hailed the reversal of a slew of legislative measures implemented by arch-nemesis Yair Lapid, including an increase in monthly child allowances — but it came with one caveat.

    "Under the terms of the coalition deal, which appointed party member Yaakov Litzman deputy health minister, 'the National Insurance law will be amended, such that child allowances will not be given in cases where a parent refuses to vaccinate their child.'

    "... some Israeli rights groups are fuming at the decision, accusing the government of discriminating against its weakest populations amid deepening poverty rates ..."

    Canada's plan to make boycotting Israel a 'hate crime' is stupid and counterproductive / Independent, May 17, 2015
    "The new law would put Jews and civil society groups on trial for anti-Semitism.

    "... in Canada ... the totally pro-Israeli Conservative government of Stephen Harper intends to list the boycotting of Israel as a 'hate crime'. This is not only ludicrous, stupid, pointless and racist because it assumes that anyone opposed to Israel’s vicious and iniquitous policies of land-grabbing in the West Bank is an anti-Semite, but it is also anti-democratic. Those who believe in non-violence have always espoused boycott movements on the grounds that economic pressure rather than bombs is a moral way of putting pressure on a country that violates international law.

    "... Harper, who would surely be elected to the Knesset if he were an Israeli, went so far as to suggest on a recent visit to Jerusalem that merely to criticise Israel can be a form of anti-Semitism."

    RT crew attacked by Israeli police in Jerusalem (VIDEO) / RT, May 17, 2015
    "An RT Arabic TV crew was attacked by Israeli police while covering the Jerusalem Day march in the Old City. Although the journalists had all documents permitting them to cover the event, the police prevented them from going live.

    "'After a terrible time we had to pass through check points that they erected everywhere along the Old City, they asked us to move away from the Damascus gate point. They didn't do it gently, they pushed us and broke our camera,' RT Arabic reporter Dalia Nammari later told RT International.

    "... Dalia Nammari and the cameraman Muhammad Aishu were filming the march of settlers, which they had been accredited to, when the police interfered with their work and took away the camera. The crew continued to report from the scene using a smart phone and going on air live via Skype, when the police attacked them again.

    "'They took away my earpiece ... they are demanding from everyone – even journalists, to evacuate the area. Even Palestinians who live in the city can’t be present here because of the settlers’ march,' Nammari said.

    "The Israeli settlers took to the streets of Jerusalem to mark the day when Israel occupied the eastern side of Jerusalem in 1967, Nammari reported. Many were carrying posters reading “Jerusalem for Israelis.”

    "The controversial Israeli march through Jerusalem and its Muslim quarters is an annual event, marking the anniversary of Israel's capture of East Jerusalem."

    Israelis, Palestinians clash in East al-Quds / PRESSTV, May 17, 2015

    Image: Reuters / Baz Ratner

    Go home or go to jail: Israel pressures African migrants to leave / RT, May 15, 2015
    "Israel is offering illegal immigrants $3,500 and a one-way ticket home as it begins to crack down on refugees, who face prison if they don’t take up the deal.

    "... A government program has offered those without legal papers the chance to return home with $3,500 in cash, the option of going to a third country, or spend an indefinite time in an Israeli prison.

    "... As deterrents it has built a steel fence along the border with Egypt, houses migrants in a detention camp in the middle of a desert, and has stopped issuing work permits to deter would-be migrants

    "... On Tuesday, hundreds of Ethiopian Jews rallied peacefully against the discrimination and racism they claim they are experiencing. This followed a national outcry after a video emerged of an Israeli man of Ethiopian descent being beaten by police."

    Israel Strikes Deal to Deport Illegal African Immigrants: Report / Israel National News, May 6, 2015
    "Israel has struck a deal to deport up to 2,000 illegal Eritrean immigrants to an unnamed African country in return for supplying it with military aid, daily newspaper Yediot Aharonot said on Wednesday.

    "... The scores of illegal Eritrean and Sudanese infiltrators, who enter Israel to find employment, have sparked protests in Israeli society and have increased concerns among residents of southern Tel Aviv over the rise in violent attacks caused by the infiltration of foreigners.

    Ethiopian Jews march in anti-racism protest in Haifa / RT, May 13, 2015
    "Hundreds of Ethiopian Jews have rallied peacefully against discrimination and racism in the Israeli port city of Haifa, a week after Tel Aviv witnessed violent street clashes that left 65 people injured.

    "The main point of contention in weeks-long protests lies in the discretionary treatment of dark skinned Ethiopian Jews, that sparked nationwide outcry against police brutality following the earlier publication of a video showing police beating an Israeli man of Ethiopian descent.

    "... One of the organizers of the demonstration told Ynet news, that 'after 30 years, the country should provide answers to the question of how it's possible that members of the community continue to suffer from discrimination and crime in the neighborhoods they live in.'"

    Roger Waters to Dionne Warwick:
    "You are showing yourself to be profoundly ignorant of what has happened in Palestine since 1947"
    / Salon, 14 May 2015
    "Forgive me, Ms. Warwick, but I have done a little research, and know that you crossed the picket line to play Sun City at the height of the anti-apartheid movement. In those days, Little Steven, Bruce Springsteen and 50 or so other musicians protested against the vicious, racist oppression of the indigenous peoples of South Africa. Those artists allowed their art to cross boundaries, but for the purpose of political action. They released a record that struck a chord across the world. That record, "I Ain't Gonna play Sun City," showed the tremendous support of musicians all over the world for the anti-apartheid effort.

    "Those artists helped win that battle, and we, in the nonviolent Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement, will win this one against the similarly racist and colonialist policies of the Israeli government of occupation. We will continue to press forward in favor of equal rights for all the peoples of the Holy Land. Just as musicians weren't going to play Sun City, increasingly we're not going to play Tel Aviv. There is no place today in this world for another racist, apartheid regime.

    "... Remember, "Operation Protective Edge," the Israeli bombing of Gaza last summer, resulted in the deaths of over 2,000 Palestinians, most of them civilians, including more than 500 Palestinian children. It is hard for us over here to imagine what it is like to be exiled, disenfranchised, imprisoned, rendered homeless and then slaughtered, with no place to flee. Hopefully, in the end, love will triumph. But love will not triumph unless we stand up to such injustice and fight it tooth and nail, together.

    "... When global pressure finally forces Israel to end its occupation, when the apartheid wall comes down, when justice is served to Palestinian refugees and all people there are free and equal, I will gladly join you in concert in the Holy Land, cross all the boundaries and share our music with all the people."

    Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS)
    "In 2005, Palestinian civil society issued a call for a campaign of boycotts, divestment and sanctions (BDS) against Israel until it complies with international law and Palestinian rights. A truly global movement against Israeli Apartheid is rapidly emerging in response to this call."

    UN chief deplores Israel's settlement plans / PRESSTV, May 16, 2015
    "United Nations (UN) Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has strongly condemned Tel Aviv’s latest plans to construct illegal settlement units in Palestinian territories, calling on the Israeli regime to scrap the projects.

    "... The UN chief reiterated that Israeli settlements are “illegal under international law” and urged Tel Aviv “to halt and reverse such decisions in the interest of peace and a just final status agreement."

    "'The international community will not recognize unilateral actions on the ground and that the status of Jerusalem can only be resolved through negotiations,' Ban added.

    "... More than half a million Israelis live in over 120 illegal settlements built since Israel’s occupation of the Palestinian territories in 1967."

    New Gaza flotilla: 'We are not scared of Israeli brutality' / RT, May 15, 2015
    "A new flotilla with humanitarian aid on board is going to help people in Gaza; the mission is beyond political polarization and in full compliance with international law, Osama Qashoo, member of the first flotilla to Gaza, told RT’s In The Now.

    "A flotilla carrying humanitarian aid has set out from Sweden on its way to Gaza which is under and Israeli maritime blockade. The ships are carrying pro-Palestinian activists aiming to break the blockade. Two other vessels are expected to join them later."

    Vatican officially recognizes 'state of Palestine' in treaty / AP, May 13, 2015
    "The Vatican has officially recognized the state of Palestine in a new treaty.

    "The treaty, which was finalized Wednesday but still has to be signed, makes clear that the Holy See has switched its diplomatic relations from the Palestinian Liberation Organization to the state of Palestine.

    "The Vatican had welcomed the decision by the U.N. General Assembly in 2012 to recognize a Palestinian state. But the treaty is the first legal document negotiated between the Holy See and the Palestinian state and constitutes an official recognition."

  • Web search: Vatican officially recognizes Palestine

  • Sweden officially recognizes Palestinian state / YNET News, 10.30.2014
    "Sweden ... on Thursday officially recognized the state of Palestine, becoming the first major European country to do so.

    "The EU member country joined only two other Western European countries -- Malta and Cyprus -- that have officially recognized a Palestinian state.

    "Swedish Foreign Minister Margot Wallstrom said the Scandinavian country had decided on the move because the criteria of international law required for such recognition had been fulfilled.

    "'There is a territory, a people and government,' she told reporters in Stockholm."

    Israel's Ethiopian Jews: A community not 'Jewish' enough / Chicago Monitor, March 6, 2013
    "In January, the state of Israel admitted that it had been administering birth control injections to Ethiopian Jewish immigrant women without their consent or their knowledge. “The government had previously denied the practice but the Israeli Health Ministry’s director-general has now ordered gynecologists to stop administering the drugs,” reported The Independent.

    "The women were injected with the contraceptive, Depo Provera, every three months and were misleadingly told that the injections were 'inoculations.' Some women who rejected these injections were forced or coerced into taking the drug anyway. The drug was administered while these women were still in transit camps in Ethiopia.

    "... Why were these women being subjected to such treatment? And, where had their right of consent gone, the right to decide what enters their body?

    "Well the answer is horrifyingly clear: they and ‘their kind’ were obviously not welcome in Israel, to the point that the Israeli government felt that it was necessary to forcibly control their population growth."

    Israel gave birth control to Ethiopian Jews without their consent / Independent, 27 January 2013
    "Israel has admitted for the first time that it has been giving Ethiopian Jewish immigrants birth-control injections, often without their knowledge or consent.

    "The government had previously denied the practice but the Israeli Health Ministry’s director-general has now ordered gynaecologists to stop administering the drugs. According a report in Haaretz, suspicions were first raised by an investigative journalist, Gal Gabbay, who interviewed more than 30 women from Ethiopia in an attempt to discover why birth rates in the community had fallen dramatically.

    "... Nearly 100,000 Ethiopian Jews have moved to Israel under the Law of Return since the 1980s, but their Jewishness has been questioned by some rabbis. Last year, the Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, who also holds the health portfolio, warned that illegal immigrants from Africa 'threaten our existence as a Jewish and democratic state.'"

    April 14, 2015

    America v BLM
    One Year Later

    Click to watch the video.

    The path to victory begins with empowered communities / by DAVID KNIGHT | INFOWARS.COM | APRIL 13, 201
    "Although no gunshots were fired, what happened at the Bundy Ranch was a shot fired across the bow using the most powerful weapon in the infowar, the camera. It captured the iconic moment of the people taking on an aggressive government tyranny, a snapshot that still reverberates one year later. We look at the lies, the spin and the reality of a federal government openly defying The Posse Comitatus Act as it threatened and brutalized citizens of the community. Although the sheriff did nothing to protect the community, neighbor stood with neighbor in true posse comitatus, the 'power of the community', to expel the federal army from the community."

    Photos by AP from the article by Daily Mail.

    Photo by Jason Bean/Las Vegas Review-Journal/AP.

    • Read the archived Bundy / BLM Standoff news articles.

    Bundy Ranch Type Standoff Brewing In Southern Oregon Between Miners And BLM / infowars, APRIL 14, 2015
    "The miners from the Galice Mining District have been arguing over who has the rights to the minerals in the ground around Galice Creek. For the past several years, the miners from the Galice Mining District, about 3o minutes west of Grants Pass, Oregon, have been arguing over who has the rights to the minerals in the ground around Galice Creek. The Galice mining district is compiled of a number of claims, owners and miners and has been in continuous operation since the early 1870’s, which makes it one of the longest running operations in the US. This specific operation predates the BLM bureaucracy by many decades in fact.

    "... Late last week, BLM officials accompanied by Josephine County Sheriff deputies issues a cease and desist order to the district without any official ruling by the courts. Specifically, the issue is not even scheduled to be heard in court until later in the year. The order has given the mine until April 25th to remove all equipment, buildings and supplies from the location. Local BLM officials have threatened to burn the buildings down if they are not removed by the date.

    "The owners of the sugar pine have stated that they will fully disobey the order as they claim that it is illegal and invalid. A call for assistance to the Oath Keeper’s has been made and there is no intention to leave the area by the deadline."

    I R A N
    World War III - One Nation At A Time

    Iran Agreement Boosts Peace, Defeats Neocons / Ron Paul, July 20, 2015
    "... The agreement has reduced the chance of a US attack on Iran, which is a great development ... the elimination of sanctions, which are an act of war, will open up opportunities for trade with Iran ...

    "... Our unwise policy with Iran is a perfect example of what the interventionists have given us—60 years of needless conflict and fear for no justifiable reason. This obsession with Iran is bewildering. If the people knew the truth, they would strongly favor a different way to interact with Iran.

    "Let’s not forget that the Iran crisis started not 31 years ago when the Iran Sanctions Act was signed into law, not 35 years ago when Iranians overthrew the US-installed Shah, but rather 52 years ago when the US CIA overthrew the democratically-elected Iranian leader Mossadegh and put a brutal dictator into power. Our relations with the Iranians are marked by nearly six decades of blowback.

    "... It is unfortunate that Iran was forced to give up some of its sovereignty to allow restrictions on a nuclear energy program that was never found to be in violation of the Non-Proliferation Treaty. But if the net result is the end of sanctions and at least a temporary reprieve from the constant neocon demands for attack, there is much to cheer in the agreement. Peace and prosperity arise from friendly relations and trade – and especially when governments get out of the way."

    U.S. Navy sends two warships to Yemeni waters to block Iranian shipments to Yemen / Daily Mail, April 20, 2015
    "USS Theodore Roosevelt and USS Normandy left Persian Gulf on Sunday and are steaming through the Arabian Sea and heading towards Yemen ... They will join seven other US vessels that are prepared to block Iranian ships potentially carrying weapons for Houthi rebels fighting in Yemen ...

    "Navy officials said there are about nine U.S. warships in the region, including cruisers and destroyers carrying teams that can board and search other vessels. The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss the ship movement on the record. But speaking to Reuters on Monday, a Pentagon spokesman denied the ships were on a mission to intercept Iranian arms shipments."

    Bolton: Israel speeding up decision to bomb Iran nuclear facilities /, Apr 17, 2015
    "[Speaking at the New Hampshire Republican Party’s 'First in the Nation' leadership summit in Nashua on Friday] former US ambassador to the United Nations John Bolton [said], 'So, the spotlight is on Israel as twice before in their history they've struck nuclear weapons programs in the hands of hostile states ... Their decision now is enormously speeded up by [Russian President] Vladimir Putin’s decree on Monday to allow the sale of the S-300 anti-aircraft missile defense system' to the Islamic Republic ..."

    GOP presidential hopeful ratchets up anti-Iran rhetoric, seeks military action /, Apr 18, 2015
    "US Republican presidential hopefuls have ratcheted up their rhetoric against Tehran and denounced the Obama administration’s efforts to reach an agreement with Iran over its nuclear energy program, with Senator Marco Rubio calling on Washington to bomb Iran’s nuclear infrastructure.

    "Rubio, the first-term senator from Florida and a candidate for the 2016 presidential elections, told participants at a Republican Party reception in New Hampshire on Friday that ... 'We may have to decide at some point what is worse: a military strike against Iran or a nuclear-armed Iran ...'"

    Note: Rubio's campaign slogan is, "A New American Century."

    A Really Bad Idea: A 'Limited' War with Iran / National Interest, April 14, 2015
    "Outspoken congressional hawks, including GOP Senators Tom Cotton and Lindsey Graham, made it clear that this was their objective as well.

    "Kristol, Cotton, and Graham are not reticent about the alternative they prefer. Unless Tehran is willing to capitulate on the nuclear issue, renouncing any right to uranium enrichment and dismantling all aspects of its nuclear infrastructure, those hawks and their ideological allies favor resorting to military action.

    "Indeed, it appears that even such unrealistic demands regarding Iran’s nuclear program are little more than a pretext. When pushed even slightly, the neoconservatives bring up other, unrelated demands. To avoid a U.S. military assault, Tehran would apparently have to end its support for Hezbollah and other clients, greatly improve its domestic human rights record, and recognize Israel. The chances of an Iranian government accepting any of those demands, much less all of them, are midway between slim and none."

    Netanyahu Warns Putin Directly Against Sale of S-300 to Iran / Israel National News, April 14, 2015
    "PM calls Putin, tells him sale of advanced missile system will shake regional security; system could nix strike on nuclear facilities.

    "The S-300 system is considered to be a game-changer, in that it would allow Iran to shoot down ballistic missiles aiming to strike its covert nuclear program, which a deal being sealed with world powers will leave completely intact.

    "The system is also able to shoot down planes, meaning it could destroy jets trying to strike the nuclear facilities."

    Image by PressTV of a Russian S-300 missile system

    Russia rejects Germany’s criticism over S-300 delivery to Iran / PressTV, April 15, 2015

    Boycott & Picket the Toronto Symphony Orchestra
    Support pianist Valentina Lisitsa

    World Renowned Pianist Censored In Toronto For Questioning Ukrainian Government /, APRIL 7, 2015
    "Virtuoso pianist Valentina Lisitsa has been replaced by the Toronto Symphony Orchestra and accused of engaging in public incitement of hatred after she posted political opinions critical of the Ukrainian government's conduct in the country's civil war.

    "... The TSO canceled Lisitsa's concerts after the pianist drew attention to the plight of citizens in eastern Ukraine, who have been the victims of bombing raids carried out by the Ukrainian military. Lisitsa originally supported the Maidan uprising but later realized that it had been hijacked by corrupt interests.

    "... 'I took to Twitter in order to get the other side of the story heard, the one you never see in the mainstream media-the plight of my people, the good and bad things that were happening in Ukraine,' she writes. 'I translated news stories from Ukrainian language websites, I translated eyewitness accounts of atrocities…. I became really good in unmasking fakes published by Western media in order to make one side of the civil war look whiter and softer than the Easter bunny, and the other-like sub-humans, not worthy of mercy, the 'collateral damage' ... If they do it once, they will do it again and again, until the musicians, artists are intimidated into voluntary censorship. Our future will be bleak if we allow this to happen.'"

    Comment by David Sadler

    • Part One is to Boycott the Toronto Symphony Orchestra. This will be hard on the other musicians, but they have not offered support for the principle of freedom of speech in general or for fellow musician Valentina Lisitsa for exercising her free speech in particular. Artists in particular should understand the importance of the principle of free expression. The members of the orchestra should, as a group, stand up and walk out of their next performance. Those in charge of the TSO who fired Valentina Lisitsa need to feel the repercussions of their disrespect for the freedom of speech (expression) and for the bravery and commitment of Valentina Lisitsa to the betterment of the human condition and her fellow countrymen. She was born in Kiev.

      We can live full and enriched lives without the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, but we will all live frustratingly dimenished lives without the freedom to express ourselves. The members and supporters of the TSO should consider this.

    • Part Two is to let the TSO know how you feel directly.
      • By phone: Toronto Symphony main number is 416-593-7769
      • By web comment.

    • Part Three is to support Valentina Lisitsa until she can find employment. We can do this and enjoy her music by buying it.

    Another New World Order
    in the never ending series of power transitions

    "Look back over the past, with its changing empires that rose and fell, and you can foresee the future, too."
    -- Marcus Aurelius, Roman Emperor from 161AD-180AD

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    Russian-Chinese New World Order. Part 1. The End of the Market / Fort Russ, May 12, 2015

    Russian-Chinese New World Order. Part 2. Gobal Depression / Fort Russ, May 12, 2015

    Russian-Chinese New World Order. Part 3. Cooperation / Fort Russ, May 12, 2015

    Russian-Chinese New World Order. Part 4. Our Friends and Enemies / Fort Russ, May 12, 2015

    The Promised Land / Fort Russ [Rostislav Ishchenko for Cont] Translated by Kristina Rus, March 26, 2015
    "We live in a transition period. The modern world can be compared to the Soviet Union, circa 1989. It is clear that what used to be, will never be. But it is not yet clear how it will be.

    "... What are we leaving behind? We are moving away from the American uni-polar world, which finally took shape after the collapse of the USSR, but in its main features, formed in the 1980's. This model has no chance to survive, even if the US can somehow win in the global confrontation.

    "... The U.S. did not take into account that the nominal paper GDP generated using bank speculation, is good for propaganda. It also justifies the existence of such a financial instrument as the US dollar, not guaranteed by anything, working as a global reserve currency. But in crises and global confrontations, real tangible assets gain value: minerals, plants, agricultural products, etc. - all that what in recent decades the U.S. economy had been actively shedding ... It is enough to acknowledge that the US owns assets which have only nominal value, while their opponents, including Russia have real resources. And Washington cannot change this situation overnight.

    "... Last chance for the U.S. to avoid defeat is to ignite Europe (if the latter is unwilling to stand up against Russia on the side of Washington) and hope that a continent of half a billion will attract quite a lot of Russian (and Chinese) resources ...

    "... the US is forced to destroy the world, which was the base of their military-political and financial-economic domination. But that is like burning down your own house ... countries will not rebel against a world hegemon, able to send gunboats, if at least their ruling class is guaranteed a certain stability and a minimal level of prosperity and independence in making internal decisions ... But when all this disappears and the hegemon itself ignites his world, he becomes a threat for its partners, allies and vassals ...

    "... a hypothetical American victory can be achieved only with the full burning down by America of their own world. Otherwise it can not compensate for resource deficiency."

    -- Read the full excellent article at the link in above.

    Comment by David Sadler

    Everything will change, but nothing will change - human nature and societal evolution being what they are. The average person struggles to house, clothe and feed the family during system transitions, stable times and system collapses. It's called 'life.'

    The elite ruling classes scheme and connive while fearing the traitors in their midst who are employed to serve them. They fear a general uprising from among the vassals they tax and script into war. They fear their rivals in the castles outside the walls of their own. The elite live in fear of losing their power and wealth. They live lives of pretense, scheming and fear. What joys the elite experience are also experienced by the people they oppress. There are limits to how much a person can eat and be amused. But the oppressed experience many joys unknown to the elite.

    The elite who have controlled America and who have plundered its wealth care as little for Americans as the 'enemies' they have have vanquished and the foreign people they have 'liberated' around the globe. No one will mourn their passing nor protect them from being removed from the thrown.

    The people will make do as best they can, if they can, during the transition to the New World Order, under the new power base of the new elite - the new rulers - the new Pharaohs / Emperors / Kings / Presidents / Prime Ministers. But if they have to, some of the people will fight for their personal liberty and dignity. The sovereignty of the individual soul can only be given away.

    Everything will change, but nothing will change. Do your best for yourself and your loved ones. Make life as comfortable as you can. Enjoy the journey of life. Defend your liberty. Count your blessings. It will be over soon enough.

    Take time to read the lyrics to the song, "Won't Get Fooled Again" by Pete Townshend, Peter Dennis and Blandford Townshend.

    A new world order? Putin and Xi put friendship on display: Echoes of the past as Moscow's Victory Day parade stirs memories of a previous anti-American alliance / , May 9, 2015
    "At first sight, things look very different now. When President Xi Jinping of China took pride of place next to Vladimir Putin of Russia on Saturday, they looked like any other modern world leaders: pragmatic men-in-suits, full of smiles, temporary possessors of power rather than dictators-for-life.

    "... the Russia-China axis is the main threat to the West's vision of peaceful and prosperous international relations ...

    "... China has been railing against a 'unipolar world' for a decade. Mr Putin and his allies all have their reasons for disliking the West's tendency to set a high store on open elections, a free press and 'cooperative' foreign policies."

    Comment by David Sadler

    In the Telegraph article above, author Richard Spencer is calling President Xi Jinping of China and Vladimir Putin dictators-for-life in the first paragraph. Putin already hints that he will not be at the helm of Russia for many more years. He faces elections. How can Spencer write such outlandish and obvious propaganda as this?

    "... the Russia-China axis is the main threat to the West's vision of peaceful and prosperous international relations."

    "China has been railing against a "unipolar world" for a decade. Mr Putin and his allies all have their reasons for disliking the West's tendency to set a high store on open elections, a free press and "cooperative" foreign policies."

    GRAPHIC: Countries and international groups that have switched from US dollar to national currencies in trade / Sputnik News, April 30, 2015
    "In early 2014, Justin Yifu Lin, the former World Bank Chief Economist, blamed the dominance of the US dollar for global economic crises and said it should be eliminated as the world's reserve currency. According to Lin, the solution would be to replace the national currency with a global currency.

    "In the recent months, several countries, including Russia, China, India and Turkey, have decided to ditch the US dollar in their foreign trade, often paying for products in gold or other agreed on currencies."

    Coming to Terms With the American Empire / STRATFOR, April 14, 2015
    "... The United States became an empire in 1945 ... Circumstance, history and geopolitics have created an entity [the United States] that, if it isn't an empire, certainly looks like one ... But two things must be faced: First, the United States cannot give away the power it has ... Second, given the vastness of that power, it will be involved in conflicts whether it wants to or not.

    "... A global power cannot afford to be directly involved in the number of conflicts that it will encounter around the world. It would be exhausted rapidly. Using various tools, it must create regional and global balances without usurping internal sovereignty. The trick is to create situations where other countries want to do what is in the U.S. interest.

    "This endeavor is difficult. The first step is to use economic incentives to shape other countries' behavior. It isn't the U.S. Department of Commerce but businesses that do this. The second is to provide economic aid to wavering countries. The third is to provide military aid. The fourth is to send advisers. The fifth is to send overwhelming force."

    Canada reveals it’s actively considering joining China-led Asian bank AIIB, despite U.S reservations / Financial Post, April 14, 2015
    "Canada broke its silence on Tuesday over whether it would take part in the China-led Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank, signalling it was actively considering joining the institution despite U.S. and Japanese reservations.

    "... Britain surprised some allies last month in deciding to join the AIIB, and was quickly followed by Germany, France and Italy. Among the Group of Seven (G7) industrialized countries, only the United States, Japan and Canada remain as absentees.

    "... Regarding China, another live issue this year is Beijing’s desire to have its yuan included in the basket of currencies that make up the International Monetary Fund’s Special Drawing Rights.

    "But the official said the IMF Executive Board would only start discussing this in May, with no decisions before the autumn, and he said Canada would take a position once it had the IMF’s assessment."

    Lawrence Summers says U.S. may just have lost its role as underwriter of the global economic system / Financial Post, April 6, 2015
    "This past month may be remembered as the moment the United States lost its role as the underwriter of the global economic system. True, there have been any number of periods of frustration for the U.S. before, and times when American behaviour was hardly multilateralist, such as the 1971 Nixon shock, ending the convertibility of the dollar into gold. But I can think of no event since Bretton Woods comparable to the combination of China’s effort to establish a major new institution and the failure of the US to persuade dozens of its traditional allies, starting with Britain, to stay out of it."

    -- former US Treasury Secretary Larry Summers

    Russian vs. global elites in 2015: strategy and challenges / Fort Russ, March 30, 2015
    "For several years I did not write a forecast for Russia. First of all, because there was no point - nothing changed, the main trends continued, no changes were noticeable. Today, the situation began to change - and this requires a new forecast."

    US Hegemony, Dollar Dominance Are Officially Dead As China Scores Overwhelming Victory In Bank Battle / Zero Hedge, March 25, 2015
    "It's official: everyone has caught onto the fact that the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank story is extremely important. We've covered this exhaustively over the past month, but to summarize, the China-led development bank essentially marks an epochal shift away from traditionally US-dominated multinational institutions like the IMF and the ADB.

    "... To be sure, this is a delicate time for the US in terms of its position on the world stage. The petrodollar is dying, Russia is reasserting itself in Eastern Europe, US-Israeli relations are quickly deteriorating, and now, the world is shifting away from ineffectual US-dominated multinational institutions that, in one way or another, have defined the post WW2 world. The US would be wise to adjust its foreign policy to reflect this new reality rather than desperately cling to the notion that world history is and always will be written by Washington."

    Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) is going to be a competitor to the IMF and the World Bank / King World News, March 25, 2015
    "... when the United Kingdom said they were going to join it, there was a lot of pressure from the United States for them not to join it and yet they did anyway. There are now 35 initial members and it's ready to launch ... after the UK, we had France, Germany and Italy join. Now it appears that even South Korea is going to join ...

    "... When you look at the development of the BRIC nations as well, going with their banking systems, you can see this is more and more of a move away from the United States and the dollar as a reserve currency and the United States as a world power. It's a new millennium shift to the East that's being overlooked by the mainstream media, but the implications of this are enormous."

    Support of China's development bank is ‘gigantic concession' by US / RT, March 24, 2015
    "... Instead of fighting the new China-led development bank, the US was forced to add its support to the development bank after allies jumped ship to join the $100 billion China-led project that could rival the World Bank.

    "... US officials had voiced displeasure when the UK, Germany, France and Italy agreed to work with the Bank, but now, in an apparent concession, the US will work with, and not against, the new global development fund. The White House wants to co-finance projects with Beijing along with existing banks such as the World Bank, the WSJ reported Monday.

    "... Similar to the World Bank, the Asia Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) will offer financing for infrastructure projects, but mostly in the Asia, especially in developing economies."

    Obama Refuses to Meet With NATO Secretary General in Washington / Sputnik News, March 25, 2015
    "NATO's new Secretary General is in Washington this week, but despite repeated requests, has been refused a meeting at the White House. Could this be another indication of rising tension between President Obama and European leaders over the proposed EU army?

    "... as Stoltenberg continues a three-day trip to Washington, President Obama has failed to respond to multiple requests to meet with the secretary general.

    "The snub could be the latest example of the White House's strained ties with European allies over the proposed EU army, which could effectively weaken the continent's reliance on the United States."

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    Russia's S-400 Missile Defense System Has No Equal Globally / Sputnik, November 11, 2015
    "The S-400 Triumf mobile multiple anti-aircraft missile system (AAMS) ...

    "... capable of hitting targets at a height of up to 300 kilometers (186 miles) ... over the horizon targeting ... fire and forget ... ECM hardened ...

    "... China signed a contract for the deliveries of the cutting-edge missile defense system but many are likely to follow."

    Question: Why would Russia export its cutting-edge anti-aircraft missile system?

    RT Founder, Putin Associate Found Dead in DC Hotel / ABC News, November 6, 2015
    "Mikhail Lesin, the former head of media affairs for the Russian government ... had been staying at Hotel Dupont when he was found Thursday, according to officials.

    "... Russian officials are now working with American authorities to determine the circumstances of the death, the embassy told ABC News in a statement.

    "... Lesin is credited with creating Russia Today, the English-language news network backed by the Russian government. Now known as RT, the network “provides an alternative perspective on major global events, and acquaints an international audience with the Russian viewpoint,” according to its website."

    Egyptian investigator: Noise heard in final second of Metrojet Flight 9268 / CNN, November 7, 2015
    "A noise was heard in the final second of the cockpit voice recording on Metrojet Flight 9268 as it ascended on autopilot before apparently breaking up about 23 minutes after takeoff, the head of Egypt's investigation, Ayman al-Muqaddam, said Saturday.

    "The Russian passenger jet crashed in the Sinai Peninsula last weekend, killing all 224 people aboard.

    "... Debris from the plane was scattered over an area more than 13 kilometers long, suggesting an in-flight break-up, according to Muqaddam.

    "... Russian President Vladimir Putin suspended Russian air traffic with Egypt on Friday until the cause of the crash is determined, the Kremlin said."

    Kissinger: ‘Breaking Russia has become objective for US’ / RT, August 20, 2015
    "Former US Secretary of State Henry Kissinger has hit out at American and European Ukraine policy, saying it ignores Russia’s relationship with its neighbor, and has called for cooperation between the White House and the Kremlin on the issue.

    "“Breaking Russia has become an objective [for US officials] the long-range purpose should be to integrate it,”

    "The diplomat, who is most famous for serving in the Nixon administration, and controversially being awarded the 1973 Nobel Peace Prize, for negotiating the Vietnam ceasefire, accused the West of failing to recognize the historical context in which the fallout occurred between Moscow and Kiev.

    "“The relationship between Ukraine and Russia will always have a special character in the Russian mind. It can never be limited to a relationship of two traditional sovereign states, not from the Russian point of view, maybe not even from Ukraine’s. So, what happens in Ukraine cannot be put into a simple formula of applying principles that worked in Western Europe.”

    "Kissinger lays the blame for sparking the conflict at the door of the EU, which proposed a trade deal in 2013, without considering how it would alienate Moscow, and divide the Ukrainian people.

    "“The first mistake was the inadvertent conduct of the European Union. They did not understand the implications of some of their own conditions. Ukrainian domestic politics made it look impossible for [former Ukrainian president Viktor] Yanukovych to accept the EU terms and be reelected or for Russia to view them as purely economic,” said Kissinger.

    "... “While Ukraine slid into the Maidan uprising right in the middle of what Putin had spent ten years building as a recognition of Russia’s status. No doubt in Moscow this looked as if the West was exploiting what had been conceived as a Russian festival to move Ukraine out of the Russian orbit.”"

    In a War With Russia NATO Doesn't Stand a Chance / Russia Insider, July 24, 2015
    "As long as we’re talking about a war close to Russia’s borders - conversely defense-minded Russia military is no threat to the US or western Europe."

    US trying to create 'controlled chaos' in Kyrgyzstan — president / Tass, July 27, 2015
    "The US State Department’s decision to hand its Human Rights Defenders Award to Azimzhan Askarov, who is sentenced to life imprisonment in Kyrgyzstan for inciting inter-ethnic discord, organizing mass riots and complicity in killing a police officer during mass protests, is an attempt to create "controlled chaos" in the country, President Almazbek Atambayev told journalists on Monday.

    "US State Department’s actions "look like they are aimed at inciting inter-ethnic discord," Atambayev said. "I would not want such situation [protests] to happen again, and I am displeased with attempts to create controlled chaos here," the president noted.

    "Atambayev also said he supports the Kyrgyz government’s decision to denounce 1993 cooperation agreement with Washington that allowed the US to export products for fulfilling Washington’s programs to Kyrgyzstan customs-free. "I, as a president, have only one vector in foreign policy — everything should be done in the interests of our country. I support our government in this matter," he stressed."

    US MacArthur Foundation to close its branch office in Moscow / Tass, July 22, 2015
    "The US MacArthur Foundation is closing its branch office in Moscow. According to a statement posted on its website on Tuesday, the move stems from the foundation’s inclusion on the patriotic "stop-list" of the Russian Federation Council.

    "'... The recent passage and implementation of several laws in Russia make it all but impossible for international foundations to operate effectively and support worthy civil society organizations in that country. These laws, public statements by Russian legislators, and the vote by the Federation Council to include MacArthur on a ‘patriotic stop-list’ of organizations recommended for designation as ‘undesirable’ make it clear that the Russian government regards MacArthur’s continued presence as unwelcome,' it says.

    "The Federation Council earlier proposed the Russian Foreign Ministry, the Prosecutor-General’s Office and the Ministry of Justice "to consider a patriotic ‘stop-list’ including a number of foreign or international NGOs notorious for their anti-Russian slant" with a view to extending to them the existing provisions of the law on undesirable organizations. According to members of the upper house of the Russian parliament, among such organizations are the Soros Foundation, the National Endowment for Democracy, the National Democratic Institute for International Affairs and the MacArthur Foundation. Head of the Federation Council Defence and Security Committee Viktor Ozerov noted that this "stop-list" was not directed against the international and foreign organizations that came to Russia 'with clear conscience'."

    U.S. Conspiring With Russian Oligarchs To Overthrow Putin, Says Duma Member / InfoWars, July 13, 2015
    "Russian Parliament member Yevgeny Fedorov claims that Russian oligarchs are in negotiations with top American corporations and the White House to foment an astroturf revolution that will lead to the ouster of President Vladimir Putin and the collapse of the Russian Federation within two years.

    "'... They are conducting a negotiation process with the Russian elites for the extradition of Putin,' said Fedorov, noting that the same process was undertaken before the coup in Kiev which ousted Viktor Yanukovyc. He identified John F. Tefft, the United States Ambassador to Russia, as being the figurehead behind this conspiracy.

    "'... We see a conspiracy forming in Russia against Putin on the basis of the sanctions and the corporations which are dependent on the Americans – we don’t have any others,' added Fedorov, noting that the flash point is likely to come in August, after which there will be a push for “early elections” to oust Putin.

    "Russian state officials with close ties to businesses will be the “weak link” the Americans use to foment the conspiracy, claims Fedorov, adding that such individuals will become emboldened to defy Putin to a much greater degree. American companies and the IMF already hold significant power over Russia’s laws and economy, argues Fedorov, meaning that a coup is far easier to achieve given the country’s lack of sovereignty.

    "'After August, through the winter, I think, by the drop of living standards, they will be able to bring out several hundred thousand people onto the streets ... .simply because, with the help of the government, they will severely crash people’s living standards, this will be especially felt after winter,' said Fedorov, adding that Spring 2016 could be the time period in which the coup is initiated."

    Russia expands list of undesirable NCOs, including Soros Foundation and Freedom House / Tass, July 8, 2015
    "The Russian Federation Council (parliament’s upper house) has expanded the list of foreign non-commercial organizations (NCOs) whose activities are undesirable in Russia. They include the Soros Foundation, the MacArthur Foundation, Freedom House, the World Congress of Ukrainians and another eight organizations, a draft document received by TASS said.

    "The Russian "stop list" of foreign NCOs also mentions the National Endowment for Democracy foundation, the International Republican Institute, the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation, the Education for Democracy foundation, the East European Democratic Center, the Ukrainian World Coordinating Council and the Crimean field mission on human rights."

    Defence Ministry to Take Steps to Prevent Color Revolution in Russia / Russia Insider, June 19, 2015
    "Russia’s Defence Minister Sergey Shoygu said at the Army 2015 forum the military will conduct research to prevent the recurrence of of a “color revolution” in Russia, or events similar to what occured between 1991 and 1993

    "... The Defence Minister reminded the audience that color revolutions have caused conflict and misery in most nations where they have occurred, such as in Serbia and Ukraine, and more recently with the Arab Spring."

    Putin Says Officials Must Stop Russian ‘Color’ Revolution / Bloomberg, November 20, 2014
    "Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered officials to draw up plans to prevent a “color” revolution from taking place in the country.

    "Revolutions in other countries offered Russia a lesson, Putin told a meeting of the state Security Council in Moscow today. The authorities needed a long-term plan to fight extremism and prevent upheavals caused by outside interference.

    "'In the modern world, extremism is used as an instrument of geopolitics and altering spheres of influence,' Putin said. 'We see the tragic consequences of the wave of so-called color revolutions, the shocks people have experienced and are experiencing.'

    "... Ukraine had its so-called “Orange Revolution” in 2004, which brought the pro-western Viktor Yushchenko to the presidency after the pro-Russian Viktor Yanukovych won a disputed election. Georgia’s former President Mikheil Saakashvili came to power after leading its “Rose Revolution” in 2003. The authorities must do everything to ensure a color revolution “never happens in Russia,” Putin told the security council."

    Countering Russian Strategic Missile Threat Too Hard, Costly for US / Sputnik News, May 19, 2015
    "Countering the threat of Russia’s intercontinental ballistic missiles is too hard and too costly for the United States, Vice Chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff Admiral James Winnefeld stated on Tuesday.

    "... 'We will use the cost imposition piece to deter Russia by keeping all three legs of our nuclear deterrent strong and our nuclear command and control system robust.'

    "By the end of 2015, the United States will install the Aegis Ashore Ballistic Missile Defense (BMD) system in Romania, completing Phase 2 of the European Phased Adaptive Approach, Winnefeld said."

    What if Putin is Telling the Truth? / NEO by F. William Engdahl, May 15, 2015
    "On April 26 [2015] Russia’s main national TV station, Rossiya 1, featured President Vladimir Putin in a documentary to the Russian people on the events of the recent period including the annexation of Crimea, the US coup d’etat in Ukraine, and the general state of relations with the United States and the EU. His words were frank. And in the middle of his remarks the Russian former KGB chief dropped a political bombshell that was known by Russian intelligence two decades ago."

    Yet another huge diplomatic victory for Russia / The Saker, May 13, 2015
    "Kerry, Nuland and a large State Department delegation have traveled to Sochi were they met with Foreign Minister Lavrov and then with President Putin. With the latter they spent over 4 hours. Not only that, but Kerry made a few rather interesting remarks, saying that the Minsk-2 Agreement (M2A) was the only way forward and that he would strongly caution Poroshenko against the idea of renewing military operations."

    • Russia Celebrates 70th Anniversary Victory Day Parade over Nazi Germany in the Great Patriotic War (called World War II in the West) / May 9, 2015

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    "... Russia's vast celebrations Saturday to mark the 70th anniversary of the defeat of Nazi Germany had nearly everything: 16,000 marching soldiers, medal-bedecked veterans and families carrying photographs of those who died long ago. But conspicuously absent from the memorial of the Soviet Union’s joint victory with the West were the leaders of those wartime allied nations." -- Washington Post

    "... Nearly every family in the Soviet Union lost someone in their effort to defeat Hitler’s Germany. Many families, including Putin’s, lost most of an entire generation. An estimated 27 million Soviet citizens perished, an unparalleled toll." -- Washington Post

    "... We lost 27 million people so that we could live in peace ..." -- Col. Andrei Pavlenko, 87, Washington Post

    "... On the streets of Moscow, the term 'fascist' now refers not just to a cruel regime defeated 70 years ago but also to Ukraine's current leadership and to Kremlin critics more generally." -- Washington Post

    "... We are grateful to the people of the United Kingdom and France, and the United States of America for their contribution to this victory ... But during the last decade, the basic fundamental principles of international cooperation were increasingly ignored ... We saw attempts to set up a unipolar world order. We see the use of force. This kind of mentality undermines global stability." -- Russian President Vladimir Putin during Victory Day speech, Washington Post

    "... As if to bolster the greatly diminished ranks of surviving veterans, thousands of people marched down a central Moscow boulevard after the parade Saturday carrying photos of departed veterans in their families." -- Washington Post

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    Putin holds the picture of his father during the Immortal's March.

    "... The orange-and-black-striped St. George's Ribbons that are a symbol here of the World War II victory are also an emblem of the rebels in eastern Ukraine and an expansionist Russian nationalism ... Within the Soviet Eastern bloc, Victory Day has long been a fraught occasion, where some people resent that the celebrations paper over a moment that for some people exchanged Nazi brutality for nearly a half-century of ­Communist repression." -- Washington Post

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    Don’t forget how the Soviet Union saved the world from Hitler

    One thing is missing from Russia’s WWII remembrance — the Allies

    Why Russia’s President Is ‘Putin the Great’ in China
    "Putin is a bold and decisive leader of a great power, who’s good at achieving victory in a dangerous situation ... These features are worthy of our praise and learning. Russia has been a great world power for hundreds of years and a superpower in the bi-polar order: It’s much more skilled than us at playing great power games."
    -- Chinese Maj. Gen. Wang Haiyun, a former military attaché to Moscow, in an interview with the Chinese website of the Global Times newspaper.

    What Does Putin Want? ... Russia and the U.S. are locked in a mortal struggle ... neither side can afford to back down / Translated from Aktualynyie Kommentarii, April 24, 2015
    "... Much depended on the EU until the summer of last year, when the war could have been prevented or stopped at the outset. A tough, principled antiwar stance by the EU was needed. It could have blocked U.S. initiatives to start the war and would have turned the EU into a significant independent geopolitical player. The EU passed on that opportunity and instead behaved like a faithful vassal of the United States. As a result, Europe stands on the brink of frightful internal upheaval.

    "... In fact, today the EU can choose whether to remain a tool of the United States or to move closer to Russia. Depending on its choice, Europe can get off with a slight scare, such as a breakup of parts of its periphery and possible fragmentation of some countries, or it could collapse completely. Judging by the European elites' reluctance to break openly with the United States, collapse is almost inevitable.

    "What should interest us is the opinions of the two main players that determine the configuration of the geopolitical front and in fact are fighting for victory in the new generation of war - the network-centric Third World War. These players are the United States and Russia ... the war will last until one side wins.

    "... With every passing year, the United States became weaker while Russia became stronger. This process was natural and impossible to arrest, and we could have projected with a high degree of certainty that by 2020 to 2025, without any confrontation, the period of U.S. hegemony would have ended, and the United States would then be best advised to think about not how to rule the world, but how to stave off its own precipitous internal decline ... An economic collapse and a social explosion are likely to occur before Washington (even with the support of Moscow and Beijing) has time to introduce the necessary reforms, especially when we consider that the EU will have to undergo reform at the same time. Moreover, the political elite who have emerged in the United States in the past 25 years have become accustomed to their status as the owners of the world. They sincerely don't understand how anyone can challenge them.

    "... now the United States is employing the second option. It's as old as the hills. That which cannot be held, and will be taken by the enemy, must be damaged as much as possible so that the enemy's victory is more costly than defeat, as all its resources are used to reconstruct the destroyed territory. The United States has therefore ceased to assist the Ukraine with anything more than political rhetoric while encouraging Kiev to spread civil war throughout the country.

    "... If the Ukraine catches fire, it will burn quickly, and if the EU has become an unreliable partner that is ready if not to move into Russia's camp then at least to take a neutral position, Washington, faithful to its strategy, would be obliged to set fire to Europe.

    "... Thus, regardless of Putin's wishes and Russia's interests, given the overall balance of power, as well as the protagonists' priorities and capabilities, a war that should have ended last year within the borders of the Ukraine will almost certainly spill over into Europe."

    A warning from the generals of the former GDR: "Haven’t the recent US/NATO wars brought enough grief ?" / Die Junge Welt, May 6, 2015
    "Translator's note: News of this warning from the generals of the former DDR has been all over the European press ... The leadership of the former East German Forces warns of war and calls for cooperation rather than confrontation with Russia.

    "As military personnel who held responsible positions in the DDR armed forces, we have turned to the German public in great concern over the maintenance of peace and the survival of civilization in Europe.

    "... It is worth remembering that the Soviet Army bore the brunt of the demolition of fascism in the Second World War. Alone 27 million Soviet citizens gave their lives for this historic victory. We owe them, and the allies, our gratitude here on this 70th anniversary of the liberation.

    "Now we note that war has again become mankind’s constant companion. The new world order run by the US and her allies has in recent times led to wars in Yugoslavia, Afghanistan, Iraq, Yemen and Sudan, in Libya and Somalia. About two million people are victims of these wars, and millions have become refugees.

    "... It is plain to see that the US strategy is to eliminate Russia as a competitor and to weaken the EU. In recent years NATO has crept ever closer to Russia’s borders. With the attempt to put Ukraine into NATO, the cordon sanitaire would be locked in from the Baltic States to the Black Sea, in order to isolate Russia from the rest of Europe. By the American planning, any German-Russian alliance would be difficult or impossible.

    "... Putting the spurs to the militarization of eastern Europe is not playing with fire, it is playing with war!

    "... Don’t we understand what a military conflict in the densely populated continent of Europe would mean? Should it come to this? No, a thousand times, NO! Therefore we turn to the German public: Any such scenario must get stopped. We don’t need any rhetoric of war, we need instead polemics of peace. We don’t need any missions abroad for the Bundeswehr, and we don’t need any EU Army. We don’t need more funding for military goals; we need funding for social needs and humanitarian needs. We don’t need any war fever against Russia; we need more mutual understanding, coexistence and neighborliness. We don’t need any military dependence on the US; we need our own answerability for peace. Instead of a “NATO Rapid Reaction Force” on the eastern borders, we need more tourism, youth exchanges, and steps toward peace with our neighbors to the east. We need a peaceful Germany in a peaceful Europe. May our children, our grandchildren, our great grandchildren, remember us this way.

    "Because we know all too well what war means, we raise our voice against the war; we raise our voice for peace.

  • Armeegeneral a.D. Heinz Keßler
  • Admiral a.D. Theodor Hoffmann
  • Die Generaloberste a.D. Horst Stechbarth; Fritz Streletz; Fritz Peter
  • Die Generalleutnante a.D. Klaus Baarß; Ulrich Bethmann; Max Butzlaff; Manfred Gehmert; Manfred Grätz; Wolfgang Kaiser; Gerhard Kunze; Gerhard Link; Wolfgang Neidhardt; Walter Paduch; Werner Rothe; Artur Seefeldt; Horst Skerra; Wolfgang Steger; Horst Sylla; Ehrenfried Ullmann; Alfred Vogel; Manfred Volland; Horst Zander"

  • Vladimir Putin Wins TIME 100 Reader’s Poll /, April 13, 2015
    "Russian President Vladimir Putin is the winner of this year’s TIME 100 reader’s poll.

    "... The TIME 100 is an annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world, spanning politics, entertainment, business, technology, science, religion and other fields. Chosen by the editors of TIME, this year’s list will be unveiled April 16. Voting for the reader’s poll closed April 10.

    "... More than half of the votes — 57.38% — were cast within the United States. Canada and the United Kingdom followed with 5.54% and 4.55% respectively."

    Could America Win a Nuclear War Against Russia? Russia Insider, April 13, 2015
    "Probably the most prominent proponents of this group that didn’t think nuclear war necessarily means mutual suicide, at that time, were Henry Kissinger and Herman Kahn. In their books‚ Nuclear Weapons and Foreign Policy (Kissinger) and On Thermonuclear War (Kahn), they advocated a more ‘active’ nuclear strategy in order to more effectively defend the national interests of the United States. They argued that a new military strategy and doctrine should be based on assertions that:

  • Nuclear war is possible.
  • A nuclear war can and should be won, although a new definition of the level of ‘acceptable losses’ is needed. For Kahn even 40 million dead Americans would have been ‘acceptable losses’. (At that time the U.S. had a population of 200 million.)
  • A nuclear first strike capability would enable a disarming surprise attack, thus limiting the retaliation possibilities of the adversary.
  • Limited nuclear war should be part of military strategy (this last point wasn’t really new, since, during the Taiwan Strait crisis, Eisenhower threatened to use nuclear weapons as ‘bullets’ to destroy Chinese army bases).

    "... Kahn and his book inspired Stanley Kubrick to produce Dr. Strangelove.

    "... although Russia is not preparing for nuclear war, much less a nuclear first strike capability - a nuclear war is not ‘winnable’ for the U.S., and that the ‘Imbalance of Terror’ period is over, if it ever existed."

  • Where was Putin during his 11-day 'disappearance'?, April 13, 2015
    "Andrei Soldatov's beat is Russian spies ... As editor of ...

    "QUESTION: Where was Putin during his 11-day 'disappearance'?

    "ANSWER: I think some sort of power struggle exists. It’s already evident. Just today [April 8], there was a new chief of counterintelligence appointed inside the FSB. The whole thing is very interesting because Oleg Syromolotov was a longstanding chief of the counterintelligence department. He was appointed in 2000 and was a very powerful figure, very well-connected. He was in charge of security at Sochi, which was a big success. And all of a sudden he is moved to the Foreign Ministry with very unclear ideas of what he might do there ...

    "So today we got his replacement, Vladislav Menshchikov, from the Main Directorate of Special Programs. It is another security service, in charge of underground bunkers to keep the Russian leadership safe in case of a nuclear attack. During the Soviet period it was known as the 15th Department of the KGB."

    ‘That will show Putin!’ Britain’s RAF stages huge drills in face of ‘Russian attack threat’ / RT, March 30, 2015
    "More than 30 UK Royal Air Force planes took to the skies for Rising Panther, Britain’s largest aerial exercises in more than a decade. Military sources confirmed the drills were in response to increased Russian presence around UK shores."

    Calling on the President to provide Ukraine with military assistance to defend its sovereignty and territorial integrity / US House of Representatives, March 27, 2015
    1ST SESSION H. RES. _______

    "RESOLUTION Calling on the President to provide Ukraine with military assistance to defend its sovereignty and territorial integrity.

    "... Whereas the Russian Federation under President Vladimir Putin has engaged in relentless political, economic, and military aggression to subvert the independence and violate the territorial integrity of Ukraine;

    "... Whereas the United States and its allies need a long-term strategy to expose and challenge Vladimir Putin’s corruption and repression at home and his aggression abroad: Now, therefore, be it
    1 Resolved, That the House of Representatives strongly 2 urges the President to fully and immediately exercise the 3 authorities provided by Congress to provide Ukraine with 4 lethal defensive weapon systems to enhance the ability of 5 the people of Ukraine to defend their sovereign territory 6 from the unprovoked and continuing aggression of the 7 Russian Federation."

    Rep. Mike Bost (R-IL 12) votes Yea.
    This vote violates The Minsk II Agreement and directly threatens to overthrow the democratically elected government of Russia.

  • Bost: The Southern Illinois Report for April 5, 2015

  • US House Passes Resolution To Arm Ukraine As Part Of Strategy To ‘Expose’ Putin / Ben Swann, March 27, 2015
    "The United States House of Representatives passed a resolution on Monday to send military aid to Ukraine. In the resolution, US lawmakers stated that while providing lethal aid to Ukraine would help the country defend itself, it would also serve as part of a long-term strategy to “expose and challenge” Russian President Vladimir Putin.

    "The bill, which was titled, “Calling on the President to provide Ukraine with military assistance to defend its sovereignty and territorial integrity,” passed 348-48. The resolution stated that the Russian Federation under Putin has “engaged in relentless political, economic, and military aggression to subvert the independence and violate the territorial integrity of Ukraine,” which includes the “illegal and forcible occupation of Crimea by Russian military and security forces.”"

    The US House of Representatives Openly Calls for Regime Change in Moscow / Russian Insider, March 25, 2015
    "Aside from the usual Congressional lust for war, so as to secure their billions in military industrial complex campaign donations (slush funds), the key part of the House's bill, calling for lethal aid to Ukraine, has nothing to do with Ukraine at all. The resolution gets to the root of what America's elite really want ... the dismantling, and subsequent resource plundering of the Russian Federation.

    "As taken from the US House Resolution: Whereas the United States and its allies need a long-term strategy to expose and challenge Vladimir Putin’s corruption and repression at home and his aggression abroad;

    "Let that sink in for a second. The United States Congress has put, in writing, their goal to formulate a "long term strategy" to challenge the democratically elected President of Russia, Vladimir Putin."

    Congress Demands War in Ukraine! /, March 23, 2015
    "The US House Resolution to send lethal arms to Ukraine also calls for a long-term strategy for the overthrow of Vladimir Putin ...

    "H. Res. 162, the bill demands that President Obama send lethal military equipment to the US-backed government in Kiev and makes it clear that the weapons are to be used to take military action to return Crimea and parts of eastern Ukraine to Kiev's rule. Congress wants a war in Ukraine and will not settle for a ceasefire! The real world effect of this Resolution must be made clear: The US Congress is giving Kiev the green light to begin a war with Russia, with the implicit guarantee of US backing.

    "Not a single Member of Congress took the Floor to oppose this dangerous Resolution.


    Proof that Russia and Iran Want War: Look How Close They Put Their Countries To Our Military Bases! / Washingtons Blog, March 27, 2015

    US deployment of nukes in Europe violates NPT: Russia / PRESS TV, March 24, 2015
    "Russia has called on the United States, as a NATO member, to withdraw its nuclear weapons from Europe, saying their deployment in the continent violates the Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT).

    "'We have repeatedly drawn NATO's attention to the fact that such practices directly run counter to the spirit and the letter of NPT,' said Russian Foreign Ministry spokesman, Alexander Lukashevich, on Tuesday.

    "... 'We have repeatedly drawn NATO's attention to the fact that such practices directly run counter to the spirit and the letter of NPT,' said Russian Foreign Ministry spokesman, Alexander Lukashevich, on Tuesday."

    Risks are high US may use colour revolution technique in Russia — Security Council / TASS, March 25, 2015
    "There is a great risk the United States may use the "colour revolution" know-how against Russia, the Security Council has said in its analysis of the new US security strategy.

    "'Advanced colour revolution technologies will be employed ever more widely for the purpose of ousting political regimes disliked by the United States, and the probability of their use against Russia is rather high,' the Russian Security Council said in the analysis published on its website."

    Video: U.S.-V.-Russia: Even Stephen Cohen Is Starting To Speak The Truth / , March 24, 2015
    "An alarming development is that Stephen F. Cohen, the internationally prominent scholar of Russia, is acknowledging that (1:35 on the video) 'for the first time in my long life (I began in this field in the 1960s), I think the possibility of war with Russia is real,' and he clearly and unequivocally places all of the blame for it on the U.S. leadership. He calls this 'possibly a fateful turning-point in history.' He also says 'it could be the beginning of the end of the so-called trans-Atlantic alliance ... Europe is splitting on this ... '"

    "... We thought, some of us [Americans] when we got together and talked in 2014, that you would come to our rescue — 'you' I mean Europe — ... we thought that Europe being part of the same history as Russia, closer to Russia, economically embedded in Russia to an extent that the United States isn't, would put an end to this crisis. But instead most countries in the EU went along with Washington's policies."

    Nuclear blackmail and the probability of a nuclear apocalypse / Fort Russ by Moris Levran, Translated from Russian by Kristina Rus, March 23, 2015
    "Now the countries with nuclear weapons include the U.S., Russia, Britain, France, China, India, Pakistan, North Korea and Israel. In Germany, Italy, Turkey, Belgium, Netherlands, Canada there are American nuclear weapons. According to some data nuclear weapons are present in Japan and South Korea. South Africa had nuclear weapons, but after independence voluntarily gave them up. Iran and Myanmar are suspected of developing nuclear weapons. At one time, the countries suspected of building its nuclear weapons or nuclear programs were Algeria, Argentina, Brazil, Egypt, Spain in late Franco period, Libya, Mexico, Romania under Ceausescu, Saudi Arabia, Syria in the late Asad period, Taiwan, Switzerland, Sweden, Yugoslavia in the period of Tito, South Korea. There is information about the interest of Turkey in the creation of nuclear weapons.

    "... the only guarantor of sovereignty and survival of small countries is the possession of nuclear weapons. High-tech precision weapons and space technologies are too expensive for the poor countries. This leads to the spread of nuclear weapons. One day a critical threshold in the number of nuclear countries will be exceeded. The system becoming too complex will cease to be stable.

    "... The spread of nuclear weapons is fueled by instability in the world. Attempts [by] 'civilized countries' to subdue the weaker states, to start revolutions to replace undesirable regimes, leads to other states seeking to acquire nuclear weapons ... The system of equilibrium, which was established in 1940's-50's is rapidly falling apart ... superpowers possessing mobile launching pads (on the railway tracks, submarines, air-launched cruise missiles, nuclear artillery) complicate monitoring several times. All this greatly increases the load on the detection devices and the personnel working with this technology. A moment may arrive when the system will produce a fatal error only due to over-complicating the problem. World nuclear war."

    Maps below of targets designated for nuclear strike from US Government sources per the article.

    Russian Envoy Warns Denmark Not to Join NATO Missile Shield /, March 21, 2015
    "The Russian Ambassador to Denmark has warned that Copenhagen will face grave consequences if it joins the NATO missile defense shield.

    "'I do not think that the Danes are fully aware of the consequences if Denmark joins the US-led missile defense shield. If that happens, Danish warships become targets for Russian nuclear missiles,' [Russian Ambassador to Denmark Mikhail Vanin] said.

    "He added that Denmark would become 'part of the threat to Russia and [its] relations with Russia will be damaged.'"

    Northcom: Russian Cruise Missile Threat to U.S. Grows / Free Beacon, March 20, 2015
    "'Russia is progressing toward its goal of deploying long-range, conventionally-armed cruise missiles with ever increasing stand-off launch distances on its heavy bombers, submarines, and surface combatants, augmenting the Kremlin's toolkit of flexible deterrent options short of the nuclear threshold,' Adm. William Gortney, Northcom chief who heads the U.S.-Canadian North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) said ...

    "The Russians describe the KH-101 as a 5,000-kilometer [3,106-mile] range conventional cruise missile ... The KH-102 is the nuclear version ... China also has a new long-range cruise missile called the DH-10, and Iran's land-attack cruise missile is the 1,242-mile-range Meshkat.

    "'There is a very large asymmetry in cruise missile capability developing between the U.S. and Russia,' [former Pentagon nuclear strategist Mark Schneider] said. 'We have eliminated our only nuclear submarine-launched cruise missile, are ending production of our Tomahawk conventional ship launched cruise missile and the range of our air-launched conventional cruise missile is less than 1,000 kilometers,” he said. “Our follow-on nuclear air-launched cruise missile is not until late 2020s. All of this reflects the fact that the Russians are preparing to fight us while we are preparing to fight terrorists.'"

    Russia Targets NATO With Military Exercises / STRATFOR, 19 Mar 2015

    "Russian military exercises, the latest in a series across the country, have taken on a threatening posture. While the most recent installment is not the largest exercise Russia has conducted, the areas involved and the forces included seem to have been deliberately chosen to send a warning to NATO; the exercise itself seems to simulate a full-scale confrontation with NATO through the forward deployment of nuclear armed submarines, theater ballistic missiles and strategic bomber aircraft. Strategic weapon systems, including assets that are part of Russia's nuclear capabilities, have also been deployed to locations near NATO's borders."

    Map source NaturalEarthData and STRATFOR

    Comment by David Sadler

    In the STRATFOR article above (Russia Targets NATO With Military Exercises), note the obvious absurdity of the perspective that it is Russia that is the threatening aggressor. And yet, this grotesquely twisted narrative forms the foundation of the West's propaganda program to demonize Russia.

    Look at the map supplied by STRATFOR. NATO surrounds Russia and has expanded up to Russia's very borders. NATO is prepositioning war material in the NATO countries bordering Russia. NATO is holding war exercises on Russia's borders. NATO and the US in particular are training troops on Russia's borders.

    Look at the STRATFOR map again. Do you see the United States on the map? Do you even see the Western Hemisphere? No. We don't see the United States and we don't see the Western Hemisphere on the STRATFOR map because the Western Hemisphere is on the OTHER side of the world. The US military has traveled to the opposite side of the globe to project its power on the borders of a sovereign Russia.

    It's frustratingly painful to have to state the obvious that Russia is in a defensive mode and is practicing to defend itself from Western (US/NATO) aggression. Don't expect STRATFOR chairman, George Friedman, to acknowledge this elephant in the room.

    Russia Escalates Military Posture: Deploys Strategic Bombers To Crimea, Launches Massive Drills Across Nation / Zero Hedge, 17 Mar 2015

    US to Scrap Delta IV Launch Vehicle in Favor of Russian-Made Rocket / Sputnik News, 18 Mar 2015
    "United Launch Alliance President Tory Bruno said that the Delta IV space launch vehicle would be replaced by the Atlas V that uses the Russian made RD-180 rocket to launch US national security payloads into space ...

    "The 2015 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) prohibits the US Department of Defense from awarding or renewing contracts for launch vehicles that use Russian-made rockets. Under the NDAA, the current ULA contract to use the Russian RD-180 rocket runs until 2019 and will not be affected."

    US Sends 800 New Tanks to Germany / Russia Insider, 18 Mar 2015
    "... the Friday edition of the "Münchner Merkur" which cites a letter from German Minister of Defence Ursula von der Leyen (CDU) to the Vice-President of the Bundestag Johannes Singhammer (CSU).

    "'US President Barack Obama has ordered the deployment of 800 tracked and wheeled vehicles. Some of which are to be stationed in the Bavarian town of Grafenwoehr close to the former inner German border.'

    "The US has decided to move vehicles and large equipment to Europe, in around the quantity needed to equip a brigade," writes Ms. von der Leyen. With this decision the US is supporting, "a clear commitment to transatlantic relations and to the assumption of responsibility for the security of Europe even given the national security challenges."

    World on the Brink of WWIII / Russia Insider, 17 Mar 2015
    "It so happens that the fate of the world is now being decided in Ukraine, not so much by the Ukrainians themselves as by the US, EU and Russia, whose geopolitical interests have clashed in this region ... The bloody chaos in Ukraine was devised not to help its people, but to weaken Russia geopolitically and topple the current leadership while mouthing noble slogans of promoting freedom, democracy and other fine Western values ...

    "After the collapse of communism and the Soviet Union's disintegration, the Russian elite and a vast majority of the public were only too eager to join the Western world ... It is true that there is no signed document to confirm Bush's promise to Gorbachev that NATO would not expand eastward. However, there are lots of reliable and trustworthy witnesses who offer convincing evidence to the effect that Washington broke at least its oral pledge to Moscow.

    "Nevertheless NATO expansion proceeded apace, even though Russia was devastated by the 1990s economic crisis. Its unexpected recovery in the 2000s caught its opponents unawares, and George W. Bush continued carrying on with NATO enlargement and staging "color revolutions" in former Soviet republics."

    Image captured from CNN Video
    Russian president Vladimir Putin, March 16, 2015 meeting with President Almazbek Atambayev of Kyrgyzstan

    "So you've seen the broken, paralyzed president, who has been captured by generals? He's only just flown in from Switzerland, where he attended a birth as you know."
    -- Putin spokesman, Dmitry Peskov mocking the press for its interest in the various rumors of Putin's demise, WIBQ story, Russia's Putin reappears after 10 day absence, laughs off 'gossip'

    "It would be boring without gossip."
    -- Vladimir Putin to the press after meeting with President Almazbek Atambayev of Kyrgyzstan (the Kyrgyz Republic) at Tsarist-era Konstantinovsky palace outside St Petersburg on March 16, 2015, WIBQ story, Russia's Putin reappears after 10 day absence, laughs off 'gossip'

    Russia's Vladimir Putin makes first public appearance in 10 days CNN VIDEO/ , March 16, 2015
    "... all eyes were turned to St. Petersburg on Monday for Putin's scheduled meeting with Atambayev of Kyrgyzstan.

    "Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu said the President had ordered Russia's Northern Fleet to be placed on full combat alert from Monday morning for snap checks, Russia's state-run Tass news agency reported ...

    "Also on alert are Russia's Western Military District and certain airborne units, with some 38,000 military personnel involved in total."

    Putin Missing? Never Happened - Joaquin 108morris108 VIDEO/ , March 28, 2015
    Morris interviews Joaquin of Fort Russ on Putin's "disappearance."

    Putin reappears after mysterious absence / Business Insider, March 16, 2015

    Russia's Putin reappears after 10 day absence, laughs off 'gossip' / WIBQ, March 16, 2015
    "'It would be boring without gossip,' Putin said, smiling easily before television cameras and looking relaxed, if pale ...

    "His spokesman, Dmitry Peskov, mocked the press for its interest, referring sarcastically to the various rumors: 'So you've seen the broken, paralyzed president, who has been captured by generals? He's only just flown in from Switzerland, where he attended a birth as you know.'"

    Putin absence (2015.03) articles and comments

    Putin: Russia prepared raising nuclear readiness over Crimea / AP, March 15, 2015
    "Russia was ready to bring its nuclear weapons into a state of alert during last year's tensions over the Crimean Peninsula and the overthrow of Ukraine's president, President Vladimir Putin said in remarks aired on Sunday ...

    "Putin's comments, in a documentary ('[Crimea. A Way Home]') being shown on state TV (Russia 1 TV), highlight the extent to which alarm spread in Russia in the weeks following Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych's ouster in February 2014 after months of street protests that turned increasingly violent ...

    "Putin says of the nuclear preparedness, 'We were ready to do this ... (Crimea) is our historical territory. Russian people live there. They were in danger. We cannot abandon them.'

    "... Russia initially denied that the unmarked forces who took control in Crimea were Russian, but Putin later admitted they were. In the Sunday documentary, he said he ordered the defense ministry to deploy military intelligence special forces, marines and paratroopers 'under the cover of strengthening the protection of our military facilities.'

    "Putin, however, claimed in the documentary that troops weren't sent from Russia into Crimea even though the upper house of parliament had authorized such a move and said the number of forces there never exceeded the 20,000 authorized under the agreement on basing the Black Sea Fleet there ...

    "Putin also said Russian forces helped Yanukovych escape to Russia ... He said Russian security forces had tried to keep contact with Yanukovych as he moved through Ukraine and eventually "we brought him to Russian territory."

    Russia 1 TV to air [Crimea. A Way Home] documentary tonight / Focus Information Agency, 16 March 2015
    "Moscow. Russian Russia 1 television is to air tonight the Crimea. [Crimea. A Way Home] documentary film, which describes the events around Crimea's annexation to Russia. The documentary will start at 10 p.m. (Russian time) on Sunday. It will be available online on the following link:

    "The documentary film includes interviews with Russian President Vladimir Putin and other direct witnesses of the events. It tells about how 193 units of the Ukrainian forces were neutralised without bloodsheds, how the Ukrainian ships were blocked at the bays and why the shooting in Feodosia was avoided.

    "The audience will learn how much time the operation carried out on February 27, [2014] when all key institutions in Crimea were captured, took. The documentary will also reveal the talks held between Putin and US President Barach Obama and how Russian Bastion missiles entered into Crimea and how they changed the pace of the events.

    Crimea Documentary Reveals How Close Russia Came to Shootout with NATO / , 18 Mar 2015
    "'Crimea. A Way Home' is an important public diplomacy message from Russia on the Ukraine crisis

    "To mark the first anniversary of the referendum in Crimea that paved the way to reunification with Russia (or annexation by Russia, depending on your point of view) on 15 March, Russia's state Channel One released a remarkable documentary film entitled “Crimea. A Way Home.” A version of this film on Youtube with English subtitles can be found here."

    Vladimir Putin 'in bed with a bad cold watching Crimea documentary' / Telegraph, 16 March 2015
    Vladimir Putin has been 'neutralised' by a stealthy coup as rumours about his health and well-being continue to flourish / Daily Mail, 15 March 2015
    Speculation rife as world waits for Putin to reappear / BBC, 15 March 2015
    Major announcement by Putin awaited in Moscow / DEBKAfile, 13 March 2015
    Russia Update: Is There a Slow-Motion Coup Under Way? / The Interpreter, 13 March 2015
    Russia ETF Falls As Kremlin Reportedly Prepares For 'Mysterious' Announcement / NASDAQ, 13 March 2015
    Kremlin Critics Fear Political ‘Hit List' as Putin Drops Out of Sight / TIME, 13 Mar 2015
    The Kremlin reports Putin in good health / DEBKAfile, 12 Mar 2015
    Missing Putin found in Switzerland for ‘birth of love child' / New York Post, March 13, 2015
    Putin Spokesman Denies Russian President Is Out of Town for Birth of Love Child / The Moscow Times, 13 Mar 2015
    Putin's Not in Switzerland With His Love Child, Says Spokesman / Slate, 13 Mar 2015

    A Putin Puzzle [Is something going on at the top of the Russian government?] / STRATFOR, March 12, 2015

    Comment by David Sadler
    March 12, 2015

    Speculation is beginning to run wild regarding Putin's status. Is he sick? Has there been a coup inside the Russian government?

    Rumors were rampant that Putin had pancreatic cancer last fall. While he hasn't looked sick, it can't be ruled out. There are also rumors of a coup which sound unlikely unless the coup is organized by the west. Russia is popular in the world and Putin is at the front of defending Russian sovereignty and sphere of influence interests. The Russian military likes this resurgence of national pride and investment in its military. So where would the numbers come from within the military to form a coup?

    All that said, one can't forget the August 1991 sight of a trembling and unsteady Soviet General Secretary Mikhail Gorbachev carefully navigating the air-stairs as he exited the plane after his absence from public view. Supposedly, Gorbachev was held in his Crimean dacha by a group from his own cabinet, but who knows the 'by who and why.' One can only imagine the talking-to that he had and by whom for him to appear as he did when he exited the plane. It's an image we'll never forget.

    While a few days to see what develops is advised, one might also speculate that deep war planning is occurring by a nation with its back against the wall. The government of Russia might be asking, "When will we be stronger?"
    "They tell us, sir, that we are weak; unable to cope with so formidable an adversary. But when shall we be stronger? Will it be the next week, or the next year? Will it be when we are totally disarmed, and when a British guard shall be stationed in every house? Shall we gather strength by irresolution and inaction? Shall we acquire the means of effectual resistance by lying supinely on our backs and hugging the delusive phantom of hope, until our enemies shall have bound us hand and foot? Sir, we are not weak if we make a proper use of those means which the God of nature hath placed in our power."

    -- Patrick Henry

    Stratfor report indicates America is working on a scenario of partitioning of Russia / Fort Russ, March 12, 2015
    "George Friedman [Stratfor founder & director] published an article titled "American strategy after Ukraine: from Estonia to Azerbaijan". There, among other points, particular focus was on the military strategy of the United States against Russia after the beginning of the Ukrainian crisis. In particular, Friedman rightly argued that at this point in time, NATO is not able to wage war against the Russian Federation due to the long stretch of its Western front line and the length of communications for the supply of food, fuel and ammunition for the battle units.

    "The solution for this problem Friedman proposed by moving military bases directly to the Russian border at several points, as the only possible condition for full deployment of a punitive campaign against Russia, which is rapidly getting out of control of the United States.

    "And, by the end of the year, this process took place in reality.

    "So, in mid-December of last year for several days the skies were closed over Zaporozhye, Kharkov and Dnepropetrovsk, and witnesses reported that a large number of transport aircraft, the type of "Hercules" and others landed in Ukrainian airports, bringing the equipment, vehicles and troops, consisting mainly of soldiers of private military companies. The numbers mentioned were about the size of a division from 10 to 15 thousand people, mostly mercenaries from PMC "Academi" (until 2009 it was called Blackwater, owned by Eric Prince, executing orders from the Pentagon)."

    Putin Signs Law Ratifying BRICS Bank / Russia Insider, March 10, 2015
    "BRICS Development Bank is slated to become one of the largest multilateral financial development institutions in the world ...

    "Following the Duma, or Russian Parliament, President Vladimir Putin has signed the ratification of a law that sanctions Russian participation in the $100 billion BRICS Bank ...

    "... The BRICS Bank launched last year will fund infrastructure projects in Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa, and challenge the dominance of the Western-led World Bank and the IMF."

    Russia vows to respond to NATO presence near border / Anadolu Agency, March 10, 2015
    "Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has pledged to give the "required response" to NATO's increasing military buildup near Russia's borders.

    "Amid concerns over the implementation of the fragile Minsk truce concerning Ukraine, the U.S. sent heavy equipment Monday to Latvia, which will be followed by U.S. soldiers who will be deployed in the Baltics next week, according to the Pentagon.

    "The expanding military presence near the Russian border is not contributing to the restoration of trust with NATO," said Lavrov in a joint press conference with his Spanish counterpart Jose Manuel Garcia Margallo on Tuesday."

    Russia's Remarkable Renaissance / Journal Neo, March 9, 2015 [alt]
    "Something remarkable is taking place in Russia, and it's quite different from what we might expect. Rather than feel humiliated and depressed Russia is undergoing what I would call a kind of renaissance, a rebirth as a nation. This despite or in fact because the West, led by the so-called neo-conservatives in Washington, is trying everything including war on her doorstep in Ukraine, to collapse the Russian economy, humiliate Putin and paint Russians generally as bad. In the process, Russia is discovering positive attributes about her culture, her people, her land that had long been forgotten or suppressed.

    "My first of many visits to Russia was more than twenty years ago, in May, 1994. I was invited by a Moscow economics think-tank to deliver critical remarks about the IMF. My impressions then were of a once-great people who were being humiliated to the last ounce of their life energy. Mafia gangsters sped along the wide boulevards of Moscow in sparkling new Mercedes 600 limousines with dark windows and without license plates. Lawlessness was the order of the day, from the US-backed Yeltsin Kremlin to the streets. “Harvard boys” like Jeffrey Sachs or Sweden's Anders Aaslund or George Soros were swarming over the city figuring new ways to rape and pillage Russia under the logo “shock therapy” and “market-oriented reform” another word for “give us your crown jewels.”

    "The human toll of that trauma of the total collapse of life in Russia after November 1989 was staggering. I could see it in the eyes of everyday Russians on the streets of Moscow, taxi-drivers, mothers shopping, normal Russians.

    "Today, some two decades later, Russia is again confronted by a western enemy, NATO, that seeks to not just humiliate her, but to actually destroy her as a functioning state because Russia is uniquely able to throw a giant monkey wrench into plans of those western elites behind the wars in Ukraine, in Syria, Libya, Iraq and well beyond to Afghanistan, Africa and South America.

    "Rather than depression, in my recent visits to Russia in the past year as well as in numerous discussions with a variety of Russian acquaintances, I sense a new feeling of pride, of determination, a kind of rebirth of something long buried."

    Read the full article at the link above.

    Dissolution of the Soviet Union / Wikipedia, from the web on March 12, 2015
    "The dissolution of the Soviet Union was formally enacted on December 26, 1991, as a result of the declaration no. 142-H of the Supreme Soviet of the Soviet Union, acknowledging the independence of the erstwhile Soviet republics and creating the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) – although five of the signatories ratified it much later or not at all. On the previous day, Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev, the eighth and last leader of the Soviet Union, resigned, declared his office extinct, and handed over its powers – including control of the Soviet nuclear missile launching codes – to Russian President Boris Yeltsin. That evening at 7:32 p.m., the Soviet flag was lowered from the Kremlin for the last time and replaced with the pre-revolutionary Russian Flag."

    March 9, 2015

    [US | NATO | Baltics | Scandinavia] Go After Russia
    Destablizing Russia on the Western Front

    Map by Russia Ukraine Travel
    Interactive map of region

    Articles ...

    Russia warns of 'new military confrontation' in Europe / CNBC, July 16, 2015
    NATO Undermining 'NATO Russia Founding Act' of 1997

    "... The Russian Foreign Ministry issued its warning on Monday against military presence on its western border after the New York Times and other media organizations reported that the U.S. had offered to store military equipment for up to 5,000 troops—including battle tanks and heavy weapons—in allied eastern European countries.

    "'The emergence of such information confirms that the U.S., in cooperation with its allies, apparently has serious sights on ultimately undermining key provisions in the 'NATO Russia Founding Act' of 1997, in which the alliance pledged not to deploy substantial combat forces on the territory of the countries mentioned in the permanent basis,' the ministry said in a statement on its website.

    "'We hope, however, that reason will prevail and that the situation in Europe will be able to keep from sliding to a new military confrontation that could have dangerous consequences.'

    "... Moscow warned that any stationing of military equipment along its border with Europe could have 'dangerous consequences' and President Vladimir Putin announced that Russia would add more than 40 ballistic missiles to its nuclear arsenal this year."

    Pentagon Considering Placing Tanks, Other Heavy Weapons in Baltics / ABC News, June 13, 2015
    "The U.S. military has proposed pre-positioning heavy weaponry like tanks and Bradley fighting vehicles in three Baltic countries to facilitate the ongoing regular training of U.S. military forces in eastern Europe.

    "Neither the Pentagon nor the White House has signed off on the proposal, which would also send a message to Russia about NATO's commitment to the region in the wake of Russian aggression in eastern Ukraine and Crimea.

    "... According to a U.S. official, the proposal from U.S. European Command would place enough tanks and other heavy infantry vehicles needed to equip an Army heavy brigade combat team, which typically consists of 4,000 soldiers.

    "The official said that under the proposal the equipment would be pre-positioned in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania to enable a regular training rotation of U.S. military forces in the region.

    "... If the proposal is agreed to, it would mark the first time that the United States has permanently placed such weapons in NATO countries in eastern Europe.

    "... Earlier this year hundreds of U.S. Army tanks and other armored fighting vehicles were shipped from the United States to the Baltics for one such exercise.

    "Pre-positioning the heavy weaponry in the Baltic countries would eliminate the need to ship heavy weapons from either the United States or pre-positioned stocks in Germany."

    US Paratroopers Deploy to Poland and Baltics /, Apr 22, 2014
    "About 600 paratroopers from the Army’s 173rd Infantry Brigade were headed to Poland and the Baltic states Tuesday to shore up NATO allies during the Ukraine crisis. Pentagon officials said that 150 of the "Sky Soldiers" from the 173rd based in Vicenza, Italy, would deploy to Poland on Wednesday. By the weekend, additional 150-troop units were to be on the ground in each of the Baltic states -- Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia -- for joint training with local forces, the officials said."

    Estonia Fears Being "Overrun By Russia In Minutes", Sweden Sends Troops To Baltic Sea Island / Zero Hedge, March 13, 2015
    "Gotland is a big worry for us. It could be overrun by Russia in minutes and then all of us would be highly vulnerable to an attack," warned one politician recently as it appears NATO fear-mongering and Russia sabre-rattling is having a significant effect on many of the Baltic Sea's border nations. As The FT reports, Sweden will put troops back on the strategic Baltic Sea island of Gotland after a decade-long absence and will also step up military exercises around the island involving the army, navy and air force. “Hunting submarines is a priority area," Sweden's defense minister explained, adding that "everything we do is a part of underlining Swedish sovereignty."

    3,000 US Troops Head to Eastern Europe for Exercises / AP, March 9, 2015
    "About 3,000 U.S. soldiers from the Georgia-based 3rd Infantry Division will deploy to Eastern Europe beginning next week, to conduct training exercises with forces from Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania [the Baltics] ... Army Col. Steve Warren told reporters that about 750 U.S. military tanks, helicopters, and other vehicles and equipment arrived in Riga, Latvia, on Monday, as part of the deployment."

    US sends heavy armour to Baltic states to 'deter' Russia / AFP, March 9, 2015
    "The United States on Monday delivered more than 100 pieces of military equipment to vulnerable NATO-allied Baltic states in a move designed to provide them with the ability to deter potential Russian threats.

    "The delivery included Abrams tanks, Bradley fighting vehicles, Scout Humvees as well as support equipment ..."

    Image source: Global Research, US Tanks on Russia's Border in Narva, Estonia
    Map of Narva, Estonia in relationship to Russia here.

    US-NATO Military Convoy of Tanks and Armored Vehicles at Russia's Doorstep, Rolling Along the Estonia-Russia Border / Global Research, February 25, 2015
    "... a long column of military vehicles, including tanks and armored cars. This column, according to the caption, was filmed on 23 February in the border city of Narva, Estonia, The city is located on a reservoir that provides St. Petersburg [electric] power ... Of course, NATO military exercises can occur anywhere. But why specifically are they taking place in Estonia [at Russia's doorstep]? And why are they displaying American flags right on the Russian border? And why now, with the resurgence of war in Ukraine?"

    The Pentagon Is Stuffing Caves in Norway Full of Tanks /, Aug 16, 2014
    "The Pentagon is sending tanks, armored vehicles and containers full of other military gear to caves in Norway. It's all for the U.S. Marine Corps, which wants to update and expand its Scandinavian stockpile."

    Photo: US Marine Corps

    February 23, 2015 (updated: 2/26/2015)

    D-DAY for US Internet
    Tell the government (FCC & Congress), 'Hands off the Internet!'
    What did our troops fight and die for again?

    Passing the Torch: US to Give Up Internet Control in 2016 / Sputnik News, June 4, 2015
    "Despite several attempts to derail the proposal, everything is still on track for the United States to cede control of the Internet, according to the man who essentially runs the web.

    "... The web is a global system, after all. To manage such a vast network, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) was established, mostly to work with the Domain Name System.

    "Since its creation in 1998, ICANN has been overseen by the United States. It’s an arrangement that has left the rest of the world uneasy, especially given the US government’s role in digital surveillance. And despite attempts by Republican lawmakers to block the move, President Obama has led a plan to cede US control."

    ICANN sees privatization of Internet management soon / AFP, May 14, 2015
    "The head of the nonprofit group that oversees the world's Internet addresses expressed confidence Thursday that it would be privatized and out of US government control by year's end.

    "Fadi Chehade's comments came despite criticism in the US Congress, where some lawmakers have resisted the plan to end Washington's key management role in the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN).

    "... Chehade said some 150 countries now support the shift of ICANN oversight away from the US government to a globally representative group of governments, civil society and businesses."

    In the Matter of Protecting and Promoting the Open Internet / Federal Communications Commission FCC 15-24, March 10, 2015
    "The open Internet drives the American economy and serves, every day, as a critical tool for America's citizens to conduct commerce, communicate, educate, entertain, and engage in the world around them. The benefits of an open Internet are undisputed. But it must remain open: open for commerce, innovation, and speech; open for consumers and for the innovation created by applications developers and content companies; and open for expansion and investment by America's broadband providers."

    FCC outlines net neutrality rules in 400-page report: We break it down for you / RT, March 12, 2015
    "No blocking: In other words, an ISP, such as Comcast or Verizon, for example, can't take action to keep ordinary customers away from certain websites (or stop them from downloading certain movies or music, for that matter), unless the content in question and the act of obtaining it is otherwise illegal. So while the new rules prohibit ISPs from blocking access to blogs that might be critical of their corporations, web service providers can still take action if a customer is somehow caught downloading illegal content ... Throughout the report, the FCC notes that, notwithstanding rules such as the “no blocking” provision, certain custodial efforts (or “reasonable network management”) might affect access to the internet. As long as the management is reasonable, however, the FCC says it will find no fault.

    "No throttling: According to the FCC, 'With the no-throttling rule, we ban conduct that is not outright blocking, but inhibits the delivery of particular content, applications or services, or particular classes of content, applications or services.'"

    "No paid prioritization: 'Paid prioritization occurs when a broadband provider accepts payment (monetary or otherwise) to manage its network in a way that benefits particular content, applications, services or devices,' the FCC says, and allowing for it would indeed enable the creation of 'fast lanes' feared by net neutrality advocates. 'To protect against 'fast lanes,' this Order adopts a rule that establishes that: A person engaged in the provision of broadband Internet access service, insofar as such person is so engaged, shall not engage in paid prioritization,' reads another one of the FCC's new rules.

    "Well, almost no paid prioritization: 'According to the FCC, the ban on paid prioritization may be waived “only if the petitioner demonstrates that the practice would provide some significant public interest benefit and would not harm the open nature of the Internet.'

    Here are all 400 pages of the FCC's net neutrality rules / Washington Post, March 12, 2015
    "The Federal Communications Commission has finally published its full net neutrality rules on its Web site. And they're not for the faint of heart. Together with the dissents from the agency's Republican commissioners, the document adds up to 400 pages."

    "... The FCC's net neutrality order seeks to prevent Internet providers from blocking Web traffic, slowing it down or setting up paid fast lanes."
    FCC Cites Soros-Funded, Neo-Marxist-Founded Group 46 TIMES In New Regs / , March 12, 2015
    "The activist group has big money behinds its effort. It has received $2.2 million in donations from progressive billionaire George Soros' Open Society Foundations and $3.9 million from the Ford Foundation.

    "And one of Free Press' co-founders, Robert McChesney, a communications professor at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, has not been shy about his desire to see the internet regulated heavily.

    "“In the end, there is no real answer but to remove brick by brick the capitalist system itself, rebuilding the entire society on socialist principles,” McChesney wrote in a 2009 essay.

    "“Only government can implement policies and subsidies to provide an institutional framework for quality journalism,” he said."

    Dear FCC: Thanks for Listening to Team Internet! / Electronic Frontier Foundation, February 26, 2015
    "Today the FCC voted three to two to reclassify broadband Internet access as a common carrier service under Title II of the Communications Act, and forbear from the parts of the Act that aren't necessary for net neutrality rules. This reclassification gives the FCC the authority to enact (and enforce) narrow, clear rules which will help keep the Internet the open platform it is today.

    "As expected, the FCC's new rules forbid ISPs from charging Internet users for special treatment on their networks ... the FCC has banned ISPs from blocking or throttling their customers' traffic based on content, applications or services—which means users, hackers, tinkerers, artists, and knowledge seekers can continue to innovate and experiment on the Internet, using any app or service they please, without having to get their ISP's permission first ...

    "Even better, the rules will apply to wireless and wired broadband in the same way, so you don't have to worry that your phone switching from Wi-Fi to a 4G network will suddenly cause apps not to work or websites to become inaccessible ...

    But ...

    "The problem with the ["general conduct rule"] ... is that neither ISPs nor Internet users can know in advance what kinds of practices will run afoul of the rule. Only companies with significant legal staff and expertise may be able to use the rule effectively. And a vague rule gives the FCC an awful lot of discretion, potentially giving an unfair advantage to parties with insider influence. That means our work is not yet done. We must stay vigilant, and call out FCC overreach."

    The biggest victory for the public interest in the agency's history / Save the Internet, February 26, 2015
    "After FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler released a proposal in 2014 to allow pay-to-play fast lanes online, Comcast and its pals thought they'd won the fight. But Free Press members and millions of people across the country proved them wrong.

    "After a year of relentless activism, Wheeler reversed course — leading to the historic Feb. 26 vote.

    "The cable and phone companies will do everything they can to knock this victory down, but our message is clear: Mess with the Internet, and you'll lose."

    Save the Internet: FCC Net Neutrality rules worst example of government intervention... ever / FOX News, February 26, 2015

    Internet, RIP? / Ron Paul, February 26, 2015
    "Today the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), a non-elected federal government agency, voted three-to-two to reclassify broadband Internet as a common carrier service under Title II of the Communications Act. This means that – without the vote of Congress, the peoples' branch of government – a federal agency now claims the power to regulate the Internet ...

    "The FCC's newly adopted rule takes the most dynamic means of communication and imposes the regulatory structure designed for public utilities."

    Net Neutrality Explained / , February 26, 2015
    "Net neutrality revolves around a key question: Should internet bandwidth be treated equally for everyone? Here's a look at the debate."

    Is the FCC lawless? / The Hill, February 25, 2015
    "This Thursday, Feb. 26, will be a fateful day for the future of the Internet. In the nearly 40 years that I have been involved in communications law and policy, including serving as the Federal Communications Commission's (FCC) associate general counsel, this action, without a doubt, is one of the agency's most misguided.

    "The sad reality is that, without any convincing evidence of market failure and consumer harm, the FCC is poised, on a 3-2 party-line vote, to expand its control over Internet providers in ways that threaten the Internet's future growth and vibrancy."

    FCC Commissioner Ajit Pai: Net Neutrality is a "Solution That Won't Work to a Problem That Doesn't Exist" /, February 25, 2015
    "Pai explains his opposition to Title II reclassifcation to Reason's Nick Gillespie. Citing independent studies of American competitiveness and booming investment in telecommunications infrastructure compared to Europe, Pai argues that consumers are thriving and the market is doing its job.

    "Regulating the internet like a utility company, says Pai, will threaten the kind of innovation we've taken for granted over the past 20 years. 'Do you trust the federal government to make the Internet ecosystem more vibrant than it is today?' Pai asks. 'Can you think of any regulated utility like the electric company or water company that is as innovative as the Internet?'"

    Dear FCC: Rethink The Vague "General Conduct" Rule / EFF, February 24, 2015
    "For many months, EFF has been working with a broad coalition of advocates to persuade the Federal Communications Commission to adopt new Open Internet rules that would survive legal scrutiny and actually help protect the Open Internet. Our message has been clear from the beginning: the FCC has a role to play, but its role must be firmly bounded.

    "Two weeks ago, we learned that we had likely managed the first goal—the FCC is going to do the right thing and reclassify broadband as a telecommunications service, giving it the ability to make new, meaningful Open Internet rules. But we are deeply concerned that the FCC's new rules will include a provision that sounds like a recipe for overreach and confusion: the so-called “general conduct rule."

    Democratic FCC commissioner balks at net neutrality rules / The Hill, Feb. 24, 2015
    "Clyburn's changes would leave in place the central and most controversial component of Wheeler's rules — the notion that broadband Internet service should be reclassified so that it can be treated as a “telecommunications” service under Title II of the Communications Act, similar to utilities like phone lines.

    "Proponents of net neutrality have said that move is the surest way to prevent Internet service providers from interfering with people's access to the Web.

    "However, she wants to eliminate a new legal category of “broadband subscriber access services,” which was created as an additional point of legal authority for the FCC to monitor the ways that companies hand off traffic on the back end of the Internet.

    "Those deals, known as “interconnection” arrangements, became a point of contention last year, when Netflix accused Comcast and other companies of erecting “Internet tolls” before easily passing Web traffic from one network to another."

    As Republicans Concede, F.C.C. Is Expected to Enforce Net Neutrality / NYT, Feb. 24, 2015
    "Last April, a dozen New York-based Internet companies gathered in the Flatiron Building boardroom of the social media website Tumblr to hear dire warnings that broadband providers were about to get the right to charge for the fastest speeds on the web.

    "The implication: If they didn't pay up, they would be stuck in the slow lane.

    "What followed has been the longest, most sustained campaign of Internet activism in history, one that the little guys appear to have won. On Thursday, the Federal Communications Commission is expected to vote to regulate the Internet as a public good."

    Tell the government (FCC & Congress), 'Hands off the Internet!' / David Sadler, February 23, 2015
    There's more propaganda swirling about pending changes to Internet laws and regulations in the USA than there is swirling around US / NATO / Western interference in Ukraine.

    Are you confused yet regarding the war on the Internet being waged in Washington, D.C.? Who are the good guys? Who's wearing the white hats? Is it FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler wanting to base new Net Neutrality rules on Title II of the Communications Act? Or is it Sen. John Thune and Rep. Fred Upton pushing their new regulations of the Internet called, 'Title X?'

    Who owns Congress? Who owns the Executive White House? Who do we believe? The Wall Street Journal? USA Today? The UK's Daily Caller? Do we trust the FCC and Congress? Or do we listen to Save the Internet that has been fighting for a free and open Internet for over a decade? Has Save the Internet been taken over, or is it once again telling us the truth?

    From Internet to Obamanet / WSJ, Feb. 22, 2015
    Republican FCC Commissioners Ask Wheeler To Delay Net Neutrality Vote, Release Proposal / Daily Caller, 2/23/2015

    "'We respectfully request that FCC leadership immediately release the 332-page Internet regulation plan publicly and allow the American people a reasonable period of not less than 30 days to carefully study it,' Republican Commissioners Ajit Pai and Michael O'Rielly said in a statement Monday. 'Then, after the commission reviews the specific input it receives from the American public and makes any modifications to the plan as appropriate, we could proceed to a final vote.'

    "The commission is set to vote on Wheeler's aggressive proposal — which will regulate Internet service providers as public utilities and set new standards for speed and pricing — on Thursday, when it is expected to pass by a partisan vote of 3-2."

    Obama's regs will make Internet slow as in Europe, warn FCC, FEC commissioners / Washington Examiner, FEBRUARY 23, 2015
    FCC chief pressed to release net neutrality rules / USA Today, February 23, 2015


    U K R A I N E
    Destablizing Russian on the Western Front
    The Minsk Agreement is the calm before the storm.

    Minsk Agreement On Ukraine Crisis: Text In Full / ICH, February 12, 2015

    Articles ...

    Scott Walker Vows to Arm Ukraine, Put US Troops in Baltics / Sputnik News, August 7, 2015
    "US Republican presidential candidate Scott Walker promised in a nationally televised debate to arm Ukraine and deploy US troops in Poland and the Baltic states if he won the 2016 election.

    "'... I would send weapons to Ukraine,' Walker said in the debate of 10 leading Republican candidates hosted by Fox News and Facebook in Cleveland, Ohio on Thursday night.

    "'... I would put forces on the eastern border of Poland and the Baltic nations, and I would re-instate, put back in place the missile defense system in the Czech Republic,' Walker said."

    By Now There's Overwhelming Evidence Kiev Sniper Massacre Was a False Flag / Russia Today, July 27, 2015
    "Canadian scholar Ivan Katchanovski keeps finding new and new publicly available supporting evidence on basically a weekly basis.

    "My study contains evidence that Maidan snipers shot at the police from the Trade Union building shortly before the police units fled at 8:50am and that this building remained one of the locations of the Maidan “snipers” or their coordinators during the massacre of the protesters."

    Developments in Ukraine Could Pose Threat to Europe - German Politician / Sputnik News, July 22, 2015
    "The events in Ukraine are developing in a dangerous scenario and their consequences could pose a threat to Europe, Willy Wimmer said.

    "Clashes between the ultranationalist Right Sector group and police in western Ukraine are a sign that the country is divided into several parts, a former vice-president of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) told SNA Radio Wednesday.

    "On July 11, a shootout between police officers and Right Sector militants in Ukraine's western Zakarpattia region left three people dead and 13 injured. Right Sector leader Dmytro Yarosh called for protests in large Ukrainian cities until the policemen who opened fire on group members in the western Ukrainian town of Mukacheve are detained and Interior Minister Arsen Avakov is dismissed.

    "'The actions of the Right Sector, primarily in the west of the country, signify that the country is divided into several parts,' Willy Wimmer said."

    Right Sector Seeks to Get Rid of Ukrainian Government – German TV Channel / Sputnik News, July 22, 2015
    "A German journalist spent a few days in a training camp of the Ukrainian extremist group Right Sector. Its members are rushing to war ‘against Russia’ and want to get rid of the Ukrainian authorities responsible for the chaos in the country, Das Erste reported.

    "A new anti-government front formed in Ukraine among radical nationalist groups, united by the far-right Ukrainian nationalist political party Right Sector.

    "Its members seek to launch an offensive against militias in eastern Ukraine and get rid of the country’s political leadership.

    "... The fighters do not obey to the orders of the Ministry of Defense and thus do not recognize the decisions made by the Kiev government. They consider themselves as ‘patriots’ and think that the revolution is yet not over. Many of them do not believe that the current government is able to improve the situation in Ukraine and seek to eliminate it by force.

    "... Right Sector is a Ukrainian association of radical, ultranationalist organizations that took an active part in the anti-government protests that led to the ousting of former President Viktor Yanukovych in February 2014.

    "The group was declared an extremist organization in Russia in November 2014 and subsequently banned."

    New Polish Blockbuster About Ukraine Nazis a PR Disaster for Kiev / Russia Insider, July 23, 2015
    "During WW2, Ukrainian Nazis committed the most extreme atrocities against the Poles, murdering about 80,000 mostly defenseless civilians - children, women, etc. Babies on pitchforks, torture, terror - extreme stuff. Now it is going to be immortalized on film.

    "When the Red Army finally ran these Nazis out of Ukraine the hardest core emigrated to the UK, US, and most of all Canada, welcomed by the CIA in their fight against Communism.

    "These people were never “de-nazified”, as the population of the Germany was after the war, which explains why they popped up like a fiendish jack-in-the-box when the USSR dissolved. These people are no figment of Russian propaganda, they are for real.

    "... In Poland the filming of the movie “Volyn” about the atrocities of Bandera is almost completed. It was reported by “Politnavigator” referring to a Ukrainian blogger Vladimir Kornilov.

    "Feature film “Volyn” about the atrocities of Ukrainian nationalists was filmed by a Polish director Wojciech Smarzowski, whom critics rightly call the “king of modern Polish cinema”. The film is scheduled for opening in the spring of 2016, and after that it will be impossible for the European Union not to notice the banderism in Ukraine."

    Ukrainian Neo-Nazis Gone Out of Control: Poland Fears Violent Spillover / Sputnik News, July 23, 2015

    The girl from 'I am Ukrainian' video made Deputy Governor of Odessa / Fort Russ, July 11, 2015

    Image from video 'I Am A Ukrainian' Image source here.
    "Siding with foreign interests to destroy your country's economy and constitution pays off ... The girl from "I am Ukrainian" video, Yulia Marushevskaya, has been appointed 3rd in command for Saakashvili's team in Odessa, at just 25 years old.

    I Am a Ukrainian / Feb 10, 2014
    "Yulia Marushevska filmed by Graham Mitchell in Kyiv. Some Maidan footage thanks to Babylon 13. All other footage captured from various Internet sources.

    'I am a Ukrainian' Video Exposed As Kony-Style Scam / Paul Joseph Watson for InfoWars, Feb 20, 2014
    "The video is meant to push the idea that the Ukrainian revolt is grass roots, but its origins can be traced back to the U.S. State Department."

    Nalivaichenko Naming Names / Fort Russ, July 1, 2015
    By Olga Talova, Translated from Russian by J.Hawk
    "The dismissed SBU head Nalivaichenko started giving up his accomplices. The former press service director clearly understands that the Prosecutor General could "hang" all the junta's crimes, starting from the Maidan shootings and ending with the Odessa burnings. Therefore Nalivaichenko started to deliver suitcases of incriminating evidence. One of the first published dossier concerned his predecessor Aleksandr Turchinov who currently heads the SNBO."

    Image by Hungarian website Karpathir
    NATO vehicles crossing into Ukraine?

    Images of NATO column crossing the Ukrainian border? / Fort Russ, June 10, 2015

    "Hungarian website "Karpathir" associated with the Hungarian diaspora in Transcarpathia, posted a photo of a military convoy crossing the border. The website writes: "One of our readers sent to the Carpathian journal the photos below. Images were taken at the border crossing Zahon on June 9, 2015 at noon on the Hungarian side. We tried to request information from the border police, but, unfortunately, we have not yet received a reply."

    "The photo clearly shows military vehicles, several trucks, Humvee, petroleum truck. For what purpose and where the convoy was headed is unknown. One version is, similar trucks are used to transport MLRS "Hurricane", which could be removed and installed on trucks, and the trucks returned back."

    Video: Us-Backed Ukrainian Militants Hang Pregnant Woman / InfoWars, May 22, 2015
    WARNING: GRAPHIC VIDEO in this news story.

    "A shocking video shows US-backed militants in Ukraine hanging a pregnant woman and her husband, yet more evidence of atrocities being committed by pro-Kiev forces.

    "The chilling clip shows two individuals with bags over their heads strung up to a rudimentary gallows in a forest as three militants pose with the bodies and take photographs. The ropes around their necks are attached to a nearby vehicle. The woman is clearly heavily pregnant.

    "The car then drives in the opposite direction as the two victims are brutally hung while they writhe and struggle.

    "The militants then pose with the bodies for a second time and take more video footage and photographs.

    "According to reports, the video was discovered on the cellphone of one of the militants after the group was liquidated by people’s militia of the Lugansk Republic. The rest of the militants managed to escape."

    Yet another huge diplomatic victory for Russia / The Saker, May 13, 2015
    "Kerry, Nuland and a large State Department delegation have traveled to Sochi were they met with Foreign Minister Lavrov and then with President Putin. With the latter they spent over 4 hours. Not only that, but Kerry made a few rather interesting remarks, saying that the Minsk-2 Agreement (M2A) was the only way forward and that he would strongly caution Poroshenko against the idea of renewing military operations."

    Carter: Return of the Crimea to Russia was Inevitable / Fort Russ, May 1, 2015
    "Former US President Jimmy Carter, in an interview with radio station "Voice of America", ??said that the reunification of Russia and the Crimea was an inevitable event.

    "... Carter and other former global leaders met with Russian President Vladimir Putin for 2.5 hours Wednesday in Moscow. The group, called the Elders, visited at a time when Russia's relations with the West are severely strained over Moscow's seizure of Crimea and the deadly conflict in eastern Ukraine."

    Silence from West as Kiev Critics Are Gunned Down / Russia Insider, April 20, 2015
    "The silence of the West over the deaths of Kiev’s opponents - in contrast to the outcry following Russian politician Nemtsov’s death - yet again shows extraordinary double standard and its complicity in the destruction in Ukraine of the very standards of law and morality it claims to believe in."

    Ron Paul Slams Political Terror in Ukraine / Sputnik News, April 20, 2015
    "After the latest round of mysterious murders of Ukrainian opposition figures, Western governments have remained conspicuously silent. Yet those same governments were up in arms over the death of Boris Nemtsov. What’s the connection? As Ron Paul explains, the silence may have something to do with the US training Ukrainian troops."

    Putin warns Israel on possible lethal arms delivery to Kiev /, April 18, 2015
    "Russian President Vladimir Putin has warned Israel against a possible supply of lethal weapons to the Ukrainian government, following Moscow’s decision to deliver S-300 surface-to-air missile system to Iran.

    "He issued the warning in an interview aired on Rossiya 1 TV on Saturday, saying that the move by Tel Aviv would be 'counterproductive' and 'only cause a new round of hostility.'

    "'The death toll would rise, but the result would not change,' Russia Today quoted the Russian leader as saying.

    "The remarks came after some Israeli politicians suggested that the regime might send lethal weapons to Ukraine in retaliation for Russia’s planned supply of S-300 missile system to Iran.

    "'It’s a choice for the Israeli leadership to make, they can do what they see necessary,' Putin said."

    French Intelligence: USA lied about Russian invasion in Ukraine / Fort Russ, April 11, 2015
    "Russia never prepared a military incursion into Ukraine, informed the deputies of the National Assembly the head of French intelligence, General Christophe Gaumard, reported news portal Sputnik.

    "'We had indeed established that the Russians did not set up any command points, no rear infrastructure, including field hospitals, which are necessary for a military intervention, meanwhile the divisions of the second echelon never left their location,' - said the General."

    World Renowned Pianist Censored In Toronto For Questioning Ukrainian Government /, APRIL 7, 2015
    "Virtuoso pianist Valentina Lisitsa has been replaced by the Toronto Symphony Orchestra and accused of engaging in public incitement of hatred after she posted political opinions critical of the Ukrainian government's conduct in the country's civil war.

    "... The TSO canceled Lisitsa's concerts after the pianist drew attention to the plight of citizens in eastern Ukraine, who have been the victims of bombing raids carried out by the Ukrainian military. Lisitsa originally supported the Maidan uprising but later realized that it had been hijacked by corrupt interests.

    "... 'I took to Twitter in order to get the other side of the story heard, the one you never see in the mainstream media-the plight of my people, the good and bad things that were happening in Ukraine,' she writes. 'I translated news stories from Ukrainian language websites, I translated eyewitness accounts of atrocities…. I became really good in unmasking fakes published by Western media in order to make one side of the civil war look whiter and softer than the Easter bunny, and the other-like sub-humans, not worthy of mercy, the 'collateral damage'.

    "... 'The TSO's decision to silence Valentina's music because she has exercised her inviolable right to express her beliefs is a message to all artists that the next time it could be them,' warns Luzanova ... 'If they do it once, they will do it again and again, until the musicians, artists are intimidated into voluntary censorship. Our future will be bleak if we allow this to happen.'"

    "Heinz-Christian Strache, leader of Austria's Freedom Party, posted online a photo alleged to be of Bradley tanks now on rail-cars in Linz Austria en-route to Ukraine; he estimated 50 of them ... Then, Berlusconi's Milan newspaper Il Giornale posted this article on Wednesday March 25th: Sighted in Austria, American tanks: 'I direct in Ukraine.'"

    Image by: Heinz-Christian Strache

    Clinton Foundation Received $10 Million from Ukrainian Oligarch / Russia Insider, March 22, 2015
    "Between 2009 and 2013, including when Mrs. Clinton was secretary of state, the Clinton Foundation received at least $8.6 million from the Victor Pinchuk Foundation, according to that foundation, which is based in Kiev, Ukraine."

    VP Joe Biden's Son Gets Ukrainian Oil Company Gig / ABC News, May 13, 2014
    "Vice President Joe Biden's youngest son Hunter Biden has joined the board of directors of Ukraine's largest oil company at a time that the U.S. is urging Ukraine to develop energy independence from Russia and just days after the vice president visited Ukraine."

    The Rothschilds and Ukraine / Strategic Culture Foundation, March 17, 2015
    "Several large international investors are buying out Ukrainian government's securities. Franklin Templton is one of them ... According to a recent Bloomberg report, the investment fund acts under US jurisdiction and is controlled by the Rothschilds, the family known for its death grip ... The vultures purchase the securities with low, almost junk, ratings at low prices to demand full payment from issuer afterwards. Argentina is a good example of vultures' destructive activities.

    "The Rothschild family has come up with an initiative to create a group of Ukrainian bond holders to shape a common policy on debt settlement. Rothschild & Cie Banque, a French bank belonging to Rothschild Group, offered its service in the capacity of 'go-between' in the talks of Ukraine's Ministry of Finances and creditors on restructuring the debt. Now creditors are waiting for Kiev to put forward the proposals in mid-March, according to Giovanni Salvetti, Co-head of Russia and CIS at Rothschild Inc., who handles central and Eastern Europe and the Commonwealth of Independent States."

    Back to war? Ukrainian parliament rejects the Minsk agreement / Fort Russ, March 17, 2015
    "A month after the Minsk agreement the masks are off. New weapons are coming, American instructors are in Ukraine, the IMF credit is approved. Time to get back to killing the kids of Donbass. Where are the sanctions on Kiev?

    "... The only reason they paused the war is because they were annihilated, and couldn't physically go on. But that's no longer a problem, thanks to the Americans, who can't wait to start killing the Russians."

    Putin: Russia prepared raising nuclear readiness over Crimea / AP, March 15, 2015
    "Russia was ready to bring its nuclear weapons into a state of alert during last year's tensions over the Crimean Peninsula and the overthrow of Ukraine's president, President Vladimir Putin said in remarks aired on Sunday ...

    "Putin's comments, in a documentary being shown on state TV, highlight the extent to which alarm spread in Russia in the weeks following Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych's ouster in February 2014 after months of street protests that turned increasingly violent ...

    "Putin says of the nuclear preparedness, 'We were ready to do this ... (Crimea) is our historical territory. Russian people live there. They were in danger. We cannot abandon them.'"

    Russia 1 TV to air Crimea. Road to Motherland documentary tonight / Focus Information Agency, 16 March 2015
    "Moscow. Russian Russia 1 television is to air tonight the Crimea. Road to the Motherland documentary film, which describes the events around Crimea's annexation to Russia. The documentary will start at 10 p.m. (Russian time) on Sunday. It will be available online on the following link:

    "The documentary film includes interviews with Russian President Vladimir Putin and other direct witnesses of the events. It tells about how 193 units of the Ukrainian forces were neutralised without bloodsheds, how the Ukrainian ships were blocked at the bays and why the shooting in Feodosia was avoided.

    "The audience will learn how much time the operation carried out on February 27, [2014] when all key institutions in Crimea were captured, took. The documentary will also reveal the talks held between Putin and US President Barach Obama and how Russian Bastion missiles entered into Crimea and how they changed the pace of the events.

    Crimea Documentary Reveals How Close Russia Came to Shootout with NATO / Russia Insider, 18 Mar 2015
    "'Crimea. A Way Home' is an important public diplomacy message from Russia on the Ukraine crisis

    "To mark the first anniversary of the referendum in Crimea that paved the way to reunification with Russia (or annexation by Russia, depending on your point of view) on 15 March, Russia's state Channel One released a remarkable documentary film entitled “Crimea. A Way Home.” A version of this film on Youtube with English subtitles can be found here."

    The US wants war -- on European soil / Fort Russ, March 13, 2015
    "One should nurse no illusions about the intentions of the American leadership: they want war. A war that will take place on the old continent and that should involve as many Europeans as possible in confrontation with Russia. The Ukrainians, short of some mass uprising, must resign themselves to seeing their country serve as the long term battlefield for this conflict of the great powers, since their stakes got out of hand when they lost control of the demonstrations at Maidan Square one night in February 2014.

    "In any case, the latest developments in the United States are hardly reassuring. One year after the demonstrations of the Maidan, hatefully guided by the Atlanticists, the US has officially announced the decision to send 600 parachutists of the 173rd Airborne Brigade to Ukraine. The announcement was made last Monday by Colonel Michael Foster, brigade commander, and confirmed by Ben Hodges, supreme commander of US forces in Europe.

    "The first combat units are expected to arrive from here in Ukraine March 8."

    Nemtsov's killer was hired by the commander of Dzhokhar Dudaev Battalion in Ukraine, Adam Osmaev / Fort Russ, March 13, 2015
    "FSB source to 'Komsomolskaya Pravda': 'the customer of Nemtsov's murder was preparing an assassination of Vladimir Putin' ... The main suspect in the organization of the high-profile crime - is a commander of the Ukrainian battalion in the name of Dzhokhar Dudayev, Adam Osmayev."

    "... Zaur Dadaev pulled the trigger. He first made a confession, and then, on the advice of his lawyers, took it back. But it changes nothing, the investigation has already collected compelling evidence of his guilt. I will not give details of how this was done. The pistol was thrown into the river after the crime, it was later recovered by divers. That Zaur Dadaev immediately said to the TV cameras: "I love prophet Muhammad" - is just a cover. There was no religious motive for the killings. They cynically carried out an order. They are far from devout Muslims. In fact, just real gangsters."

    Ukraine govt: No links between reported suicides of 6 officials with former Yanukovych regime / FOX News, March 13, 2015
    "KIEV, Ukraine – Ukraine's interior minister says he sees no links between a series of recent alleged suicides of officials who served during the regime of deposed President Viktor Yanukovych.

    "Interior Minister Arsen Avakov said Friday that any suggestion that the deaths were connected was 'speculation.'"

    Former Regional Governor In Ukraine under Yanukovich Found Dead / Russia Insider, March 13, 2015
    "Died from a gunshot wound to the throat. Declared suicide.

    "A former governor of Ukraine's Zaporizhzhya region has been found dead with a gunshot wound to his throat, the latest in a string of violent deaths of officials with ties to ousted leader Viktor Yanukovych. Police officials said Oleksandr Peklushenko, governor of the southeastern region from 2011 until March 2014, most likely committed suicide."

    Breedlove's Bellicosity: Berlin Alarmed by Aggressive NATO Stance on Ukraine /, March 6, 2015
    "For months, Breedlove has been commenting on Russian activities in eastern Ukraine, speaking of troop advances on the border, the amassing of munitions and alleged columns of Russian tanks. Over and over again, Breedlove's numbers have been significantly higher than those in the possession of America's NATO allies in Europe. As such, he is playing directly into the hands of the hardliners in the US Congress and in NATO.

    "The German government is alarmed. Are the Americans trying to thwart European efforts at mediation led by Chancellor Angela Merkel?"

    How the Malaysian Airlines MH17 Boeing Was Shot Down. Examination of the Wreckage / by Colonel Cassad, Translated from Russian, Global Research, March 6, 2015
    "CONCLUSION: A combined strike from a Su-25 M1 attack jet was performed against the Malaysian Boeing. The first attack from the Su-25M1 was performed on the course of the 'Boeing' flight in pursuit — most likely the attack jet was located on the right side of the tail of the Malaysian airplane and fired while moving towards the right engine — in this direction the jet made several shots using its 23 mm or 30 mm aircraft cannon.

    "The pilots died after the first attack, a large-scale decompression occurred in the cabin, the electronics went out of order, the plane turned right and the “Boeing” was probably attacked by the attack jet again, but this time on the left side, in the cabin area from the side of the crew commander using the aircraft cannon and a R-60M rocket in the area of the left engine and the left door, on which the traces of penetration by rod-shaped sub-projectiles remained."

    Motive found in Nemtsov's murder / Fort Russ, March 9, 2015
    "Former deputy commander of the battalion regiment "North," Zaur Dadaev practically accepted the responsibility in organizing the murder of Boris Nemtsov. According to him, the crime was committed due to repeated negative statements of the politician about Muslims and their religion. The other four of those arrested were involved in the operation, because they lived in Moscow region and knew the city. Seems like no other "organizers" will be found.

    "... According to the source of "Rosbalt" in law enforcement, Dadaev stated that in January 2015 he learned that Boris Nemtsov repeatedly made negative remarks about Muslims residing on the territory of Russia, about prophet Muhammad, as well as the Islam religion itself. Being a strong believer, Zaur could not tolerate it."

    Chechen leader says he knows Nemtsov murder suspect as "true patriot of Russia" / TASS, March 9, 2015

    The Remarkable Coincidences of John C. Tefft / Fort Russ, March 5, 2015
    "Since the current US ambassador arrived in Russia, they killed Nemtsov, while he was in Georgia they killed Zhvaniya, and in Ukraine—Gongadze. Coincidence?

    "Each of the three was a prominent opposition figure, and in each case his death had led to political upheaval. To quote Ian Fleming, 'once is a happenstance, twice--a coincidence, three times--enemy action.'"

    Former professional killer Aleksey Sherstobitov who is serving a prison term for twelve murders and attempts / Fort Russ, March 6, 2015

    US Soldiers Readying for Ukraine Deployment / Defense News, March 3, 2015
    "The US Army is preparing to send approximately 300 troops at a time to train Ukrainian forces in western Ukraine, according to documents posted on a government contracting site ... The plan to train four companies of the Ukrainian National Guard comes as part of a US State Department initiative "to assist Ukraine in strengthening its law enforcement capabilities, conduct internal defense, and maintain rule of law," Pentagon spokeswoman Lt. Col. Vanessa Hillman told Defense News this year ... "
    FLASHBACK: • MH17 Verdict: Real Evidence Points to US-Kiev Cover-up of Failed False Flag / 21st Century Wire, JULY 25, 2014

    Ukraine's 128th Brigade commander blamed for losing state-of-the-art US-supplied equipment / Fort Russ, February 24, 2015
    "... the 128th Brigade abandoned the latest US counter-mortar radar which was supplied to us only recently. It was the first delivery of precision US weaponry to Ukraine. The radar was well packed, and I hope that at least they had some opportunity to use it."

    The Beautiful Truth about Minsk II & The Debaltsevo Debacle / by Joaquin Flores, Center for Syncretic Studies via Fort Russ, February 19, 2015
    "On February 12th, on the day Minsk II was signed by the contact group as agreed to by the Normandy 4, we wrote:

    "These are the relevant factors which produce the strong sense that these Normandy 4 meetings involve some very serious things and some complex levels that are beyond the scope of what is reported. Russia conducts itself in these meetings from a position of strength.

    "Critical events since the February 12th ceasefire tell us what the real underlying factors beyond the scope of what was reported indeed were. With the Ukrainian Army having been encircled in the Debaltsevo region and without provisions, mass surrenders are already underway. There are already reports of thousands of UAF dead. Close fighting in the town itself have resulted in the UAF being pushed out, with the town now under Novorossiyan control. The UAF had nowhere to go, and were out of ammo."

    Image source: Voicesevas
    More images of Kiev's Debaltsevo Debacle / Voicesevas, February 19, 2015

    Crimea: Was It Seized by Russia, or Did Russia Block Its Seizure by the U.S.? / by Eric Zuesse via Fort Russ, February 21, 2015
    Vauro: "The Americanist front is cracking" / Vita Magazine via Fort Russ, February 15, 2015

    The West, led by the US, instigated the Ukrainian coup in February 2014 while Putin was hosting the Olympics in Sochi, Russia. In the related article below, a timeline of US wars is presented.

    America Has Been At War 93% of the Time – 222 Out of 239 Years – Since 1776 / Washington's Blog, FEBRUARY 21, 2015
    "The U.S. has never gone a decade without war. The only time the U.S. went five years without war (1935-40) was during the isolationist period of the Great Depression."

    See the article for a year-by-year timeline of America's wars.

    Russian tensions could escalate into all-out war, says Nato general / Telegraph, 20 Feb 2015
    "General Sir Adrian Bradshaw, Nato's deputy supreme allied commander in Europe, says Vladimir Putin could try to invade and seize Nato territory"

    Novorossia acquires a treasure trove of UAF equipment abandoned at Debaltsevo / Fort Russ, February 19, 2015
    US-supplied armored Humvee captured by Novorossia militia / Fort Russ, February 19, 2015
    Is Washington Preparing to Wage War on Russia? Seeing through the Official Lies on Ukraine / ICH, February 19, 2015
    "Charges of aggression and crime against Russia and Putin are daily proclaimed with no evidence, but together provide a pretext for why 'Russia must be stopped' and the US-led West Ukraine regime armed with US weapons to 'teach Putin a lesson.'"

    "If Kiev violates the agreement, Russia may refuse to recognize Ukraine's territorial integrity" - Vyacheslav Nikonov / Fort Russ, February 15, 2015
    "If Kiev violates Minsk-2, Russia will consider itself freed from the obligation to recognize Ukraine's territorial integrity. During a plenary meeting of the State Duma on February 17, the United Russia Party deputy Vyacheslav Nikonov noted that the Minsk-2 agreement is a chance for peace in Ukraine, and a chance for Ukraine to exist as a state.

    "If they don't want to take advantage of it, it will be only their fault. If the agreement is violated, Russia can also consider itself free from its provisions, which include the recognition of Ukraine's sovereignty and territorial integrity, so I would not advise Poroshenko, Yatsenyuk, Turchinov, and company to take this matter lightly."
    -- Translated from Russian by J.Hawk

    J.Hawk's Comment:
    "to continue the war Poroshenko would have to abrogate the Minsk-2 agreement, which now faces no obstacles since the Debaltsevo Pocket has been practically reduced. Poroshenko's hyperbolic statements concerning UAF's heroic withdrawal from Debaltsevo confirm that the battle there is over. What Nikonov is doing is sending a signal (which has been picked up and amplified by other Russian officials, though not a single senior foreign policymaker—so far) that should Ukraine continue to look for ways to escalate the situation, Russia will see it and raise it."

    "No Ukrainian break-out attempts on February 18, last night's attempt crushed"--Basurin / Fort Russ, February 15, 2015
    Translated from Russian by J.Hawk
    "Today the Ukrainian media, apparently nationally conscious patriots one and all, as well as the C-in-C Poroshenko, were trying to outdo one another in convincing the Ukrainian people there is no problem in Debaltsevo. They published some fake photographs purporting to show the “planned withdrawal of columns of Ukrainian equipment.” Even Ukrainian patriots saw through this blatant lie."

    ""Our HQ has fled, we are facing annihilation"--Junta battalion commander's frantic call on live TV / Fort Russ, February 17, 2015
    "90% of Debaltsevo captured, we can't communicate with our HQ."

    'Ukrainian gov't should not keep its troops from surrendering.' --Putin / Fort Russ, February 17, 2015
    Ukrainian troops surrender by the hundreds / Fort Russ, February 15, 2015
    "Ukrainian punitive troops are surrendering in large numbers. Journalists have filmed the surrender of one of the punitive units in the Debaltsevo cauldron ... The main reward for their conscience and their refusal to continue the war is that their lives will be spared."

    Head of DPR Suggests Ukrainian Troops Leave Debaltsevo Without Weapons /, February 15, 2015
    "Several thousands of Kiev soldiers currently remain encircled in the key town of the Donetsk region ...

    "The head of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic (DPR), Alexander Zakharchenko suggested Ukrainian troops leave Debaltseve without weapons and military equipment, the Donetsk News Agency said Sunday."

    'Minsk II' - What About Foreign Troops in Ukraine? / ICH-RPI, February 15, 2015
    "According to a translation of the 13 points, point number ten reads:

    "All foreign troops, heavy weapons and mercenaries are to be withdrawn from Ukraine. Illegal armed groups would be disarmed, but local authorities in Donetsk and Lugansk would be allowed to have legal militia units.

    "What about US troops, including CIA and Special Forces, that are said to be assisting the US-backed government in Kiev? Would Kiev not have the same obligation to expel these foreign troops? And, most importantly, what of the 600 US paratroopers that are to be sent by President Obama to train the Ukrainian military starting next month?

    "Would it not be a violation of "Minsk II" ceasefire agreement for the US to go through with sending 600 troops into Ukraine?"

    Hollande and Merkel's betrayal! "Minsk conspiracy" in the eyes of the enemy / Fort Russ, Dima Piterski, February 12, 2015
    Translated from Russian by Kristina Rus

    "These documents were signed, let me remind you, with representatives of Ukraine - a failed state whose leaders are known for having never completed a single contract in their life ... Europeans, who were present there, previously had deceived Yanukovych, and their predecessors simply killed Qaddafi, to not have to pay back the debt. That is, their word is not worth much more then Poroshenko, Fox or Sonka the Golden hand. Putin and Zakharchenko with Plotnitsky, and any old grandma on a bench are well aware of this. Well, this is hilarious ...

    "Regarding the remains of Ukraine, the time of their final burial will probably come when the Nazis will overthrow Poroshenko. Then it will be immediately announced, that Nazi criminals came to power, instituted terror, there are nuclear power plants, it is extremely dangerous, we cannot quietly watch this, and so on - after that the failed state, foolishly created by grandpa Lenin, will cease to exist and its territory will be divided between Russia and Poland. Perhaps Romania and Hungary will also be thrown a small piece or an independent Transcarpathian Republic will be recognized."

    The Ukrainian military is half-dead. Soon it will be dead. / Fort Russ, Yurasumy, 2/13/2015
    Translated from Russian by J.Hawk

    "Comment by Yurasumy: The real problem, in Kasyanov's estimate, is that the military is running out of ammunition and heavy equipment because it does not produce either on its own, at least not in sufficient quantities to make up for the heavy usage, and this has led to the loss of Uglegorsk and the Debaltsevo encirclement ...

    "J.Hawk's Comment: I suspect the main cause of Poroshenko's sudden willingness to have an 'unconditional' ceasefire was the inevitability of sizable military defeat should the fighting continue for much longer ... nobody is willing to replenish UAF's stocks of armored vehicles and ammunition that have been expended in two bloody campaigns. Even in the US it seems to have dawned on everyone that Novorossia will not be defeated militarily, and any NATO intervention will be met by a Russian escalation which will simply end the Ukrainian state before the NATO aid has any effect on the ground ...

    "The prospect of military catastrophe is likely what Poroshenko had in mind when he said at Minsk that if no agreement is reached ... Ukraine has burned up its gold and currency reserves, it is facing strict IMF-imposed austerity, so it's rapidly running out of the means, military and financial, for fighting the war."

    U.S. alleges Russian fighting in Ukraine hours ahead of cease-fire / Washington Post, February 14, 2015

    Comment by David Sadler: The West will not honor the ceasefire. It is a delaying tactic to allow the reforming of the Ukrainian military. The western propaganda is already in full-swing to prepare the public for a failed ceasefire, the declaration of martial law throughout Ukraine and a Western escalation of the conflict with Russia.
    From the article:

    "The Obama administration on Saturday released satellite images [commissioned from the private Digital Globe satellite company] that it said showed that the Russian army had joined rebels to mount a full-scale assault [artillery systems, multiple-rocket launchers, air defense systems] on surrounded government troops in eastern Ukraine [Ukrainian-held railway hub of Debaltseve], hours before a cease-fire set to take effect at midnight ...

    "A Russian military spokesman, Gen. Igor Konashenkov, dismissed the images as 'reading the coffee grounds,' the Interfax news agency reported ...

    "Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said as much Saturday, warning that if the cease-fire failed to take hold, he would declare martial law and step up military mobilization across his nation."

    The propaganda is fierce.

    Are Ukrainian government troops really surrounded at Debaltseve? YES / NO

    The Minsk Peace Deal: Farce Or Sellout? / Paul Craig Roberts, February 12, 2015
    "As Washington is not a partner to the Minsk peace deal, how can there be peace when Washington has made policy decisions to escalate the conflict and to use the conflict as a proxy war between the US and Russia?"

    War is Peace in Ukraine / Margaret Kimberley, February 12, 2015
    "The United States and the rest of NATO gambled when they took sides in Ukraine's 2014 political crisis. American fingerprints were clearly seen on the coup which sent an elected president into exile. The West succeeded in putting Petro Poroshenko in the presidency, then showered his nearly bankrupt country with money and sat back hoping to see a puppet regime firmly in place on Russia's border.

    "The machinations haven't paid off exactly as they hoped. The people of the Donbass region didn't give NATO permission to tear their country apart and fought back against the newly installed regime ...

    "From the beginning, the so-called separatists in the eastern Donbass region of Ukraine proved themselves superior to Ukraine's army ... The situation has gone from bad to worse for government forces and the increased desperation shown by western leaders proves that point."

    Minsk-2: The Useless Agreement Which Everybody Wanted / The Saker, February 13, 2015
    "First, I would remind everybody that the junta as broken every single agreement it committed to. Every single one. And there is absolutely no reasons at all to believe that this time around this will change.

    "Second, Poroshenko can promise all he wants, but the real power in the "independent Ukraine" is held by Uncle Sam and by the "Maidanites" he controls.

    "Third, why do you think that Merkel and Hollande suddenly felt a powerful urge to "scratch their diplomatic itch" and decided to intervene? Could that sudden urge to negotiate have a little something to do with a place called Debaltsevo? If yes, what does the M2A say about Debaltsevo? Exactly. *Nothing*.

    "Fourth, the agreement not even signed by Poroshenko, but by Kuchma on behalf of the Ukraine.

    "Fifth, check out this section ... "

    US sending around 600 paratroopers to Ukraine to train troops / FoxNews, February 11, 2015
    "A battalion of around 600 American paratroopers will be heading to Ukraine next month to train national guard troops there, a Pentagon spokesman told Fox News Wednesday.

    "The unit heading to the war-torn country is from the U.S. Army's 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team, based out of Vicenza, Italy. The training is to take place at the Yavariv training center in the western Ukrainian city of Lviv, U.S. Army Europe Commander Lt. Gen. Ben Hodges said, according to The Associated Press.

    "Hodges said the Americans will train the Ukrainians how to better defend themselves against "Russian and rebel artillery and rockets." Training also will include securing roads, bridges and other infrastructure and treating and evacuating casualties."

    February 8, 2015


    The fiddling with temperature data is the biggest science scandal ever / Telegraph, By Christopher Booker
    Climategate, the sequel: How we are STILL being tricked with flawed data on global warming / Telegraph, By Christopher Booker
    Notalotofpeopleknowthat / Paul Homewood
    Notalotofpeopleknowthat / Paul Homewood

    Glyphosate / RoundUp
    Destroying the global gene pool

    Scientists Under Attack - Genetic Engineering in the Magnetic Field of Money (Trailer)
    "Árpád Pusztai and Ignacio Chapela have two things in common. They are distinguished scientists and their careers are in ruins. Both scientists choose to look at the phenomenon of genetic engineering. Both made important discoveries. Both of them are suffering the fate of those who criticise the powerful vested interests that now dominate big business and scientific research.

    "Statements made by scientists themselves prove that 95% of the research in the area of genetic engineering is paid by the industry. Only 5% of the research is independent. The big danger for freedom of science and our democracy is evident. Can the public -- we all -- still trust our scientists?"

    • See the trailer here.

    Former Pro-GMO Scientist Speaks Out On The Real Dangers of Genetically Engineered Food / By Thierry Vrain for Global Research, January 13, 2015
    "I retired 10 years ago after a long career as a research scientist for Agriculture Canada. When I was on the payroll, I was the designated scientist of my institute to address public groups and reassure them that genetically engineered crops and foods were safe. There is, however, a growing body of scientific research – done mostly in Europe, Russia, and other countries – showing that diets containing engineered corn or soya cause serious health problems in laboratory mice and rats.

    "I don’t know if I was passionate about it but I was knowledgeable. I defended the side of technological advance, of science and progress.

    "In the last 10 years I have changed my position. I started paying attention to the flow of published studies coming from Europe, some from prestigious labs and published in prestigious scientific journals, that questioned the impact and safety of engineered food.

    "I refute the claims of the biotechnology companies that their engineered crops yield more, that they require less pesticide applications, that they have no impact on the environment and of course that they are safe to eat."

    The Glyphosate Saga, & 'independent scientific advice' according to Germany, the UK & France / Corporate Europe Observatory, April 2nd 2015
    "The World Health Organisation (WHO) recently classified glyphosate, the active substance of Monsanto's RoundUp herbicide, as “probably causing cancer in human beings”. Germany is charged by the EU with the safety review of glyphosate: yet three scientists sitting on its scientific panel on pesticides are employees of BASF and Bayer, two major pesticides producers. Meanwhile, the UK has simply privatised its governmental Food and Environment Research Agency (FERA) outright, and France's experts in charge of assessing the safety of medicines have been shown to have been selling undeclared advisory services to pharmaceutical companies on how to best to file their market authorisation applications.

    "Glyphosate, the active ingredient present in Monsanto's weed killer Roundup, again hit the headlines when the WHO recently classified it as probably causing cancer in human beings. The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) – WHO’s cancer research agency – published their study in The Lancet Oncology on 20 March 2015."

    US May Start Testing Food for ‘Probably Carcinogenic’ Glyphosate /
    "Following the World Health Organization’s report declaring that glyphosate, the active ingredient in Monsanto’s Roundup, likely causes cancer, the Environmental Protection Agency announced Friday that regulators may begin testing food for residue of the pesticide chemical.

    "Given increased public interest in glyphosate, EPA may recommend sampling for glyphosate in the future," the EPA said in an email to Reuters.

    "... After the reclassification, Monsanto fired off an extremely contentious press release stating that they have asked to meet with the World Health Organization to challenge their findings, as half of the agro giant’s revenue reportedly comes from Roundup and Roundup Ready Seeds.

    "... The pressure to begin the testing is not likely to relent, as people become more concerned about where their food is coming from, and many preferring their dinners to not have been grown with poisons."

    February 6, 2015

    Vaccine McCarthyism.
    What if the Vaccine Paradigm itself is Deliberately Flawed?

    Dr. Gary Null and Richard Gale
    January 28, 2015

    "No vaccine manufacturer shall be liable…for damages arising from a vaccine-related injury or death."
    -– President Ronald Reagan, as he signed The National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act (NCVIA) of 1986, absolving drug companies from all medico-legal liability when children die or are disabled from vaccine injuries.

    Executive Summary
    "After several decades of studying the scientific literature regarding vaccines, following the money trails, and interviewing many dozens of toxicologists, immunologists, research physicians, pediatricians, and medical journalists the vaccine paradigm can now be accurately deconstructed with real independent science. The year, 2014, has been a particularly dismal year for the pro-vaccine movement. We are presenting the science that has unfolded during the past twelve months as indicative of a collapse in the modern vaccine paradigm."

    • Read the full article here: Vaccine McCarthyism. What if the Vaccine Paradigm itself is Deliberately Flawed? / Global Research

    Related articles and websites:

    Pfizer Vice President Blows The Whistle & Tells The Truth About The Pharmaceutical Industry / Collective Evolution, July 7, 2015
    "... 'It is simply no longer possible to believe much of the clinical research that is published, or to rely on the judgment of trusted physicians or authoritative medical guidelines. I take no pleasure in this conclusion, which I reached slowly and reluctantly over my two decades as an editor of the New England Journal of Medicine.' – Dr. Marcia Angell, a physician and longtime editor-in-chief of the New England Medical Journal (NEMJ), (source)

    "'The case against science is straightforward: much of the scientific literature, perhaps half, may simply be untrue. Afflicted by studies with small sample sizes, tiny effects, invalid exploratory analyses, and flagrant conflicts of interest, together with an obsession for pursuing fashionable trends of dubious importance, science has taken a turn towards darkness.' – Dr. Richard Horton, the current editor-in-chief of the Lancet – considered to be one of the most well respected peer-reviewed medical journals in the world. (source)

    "... In 2005 Dr. John P.A. Ioannidis, currently a professor in disease prevention at Stanford University, published the most widely accessed article in the history of the Public Library of Science (PLoS) entitled Why Most Published Research Findings Are False. In the report he states: 'There is increasing concern that most current published research findings are false.'

    "... We now have a large amount of evidence, and statements from experts that come directly from the field, which paint a very concerning picture. The science used to educate doctors and develop medicine is flawed. We are only ever exposed to studies that have been sponsored by big pharmaceutical companies, but these studies are not designed to take the long view. They are not designed to detect problems that can occur years or even decades after a treatment, or examine the risks of taking a drug for long periods of time. Nobody ever seems to mention or acknowledge the many studies which clearly show significant risk associated with many of the products that pharmaceutical companies are manufacturing to help fight disease.

    "What is even more concerning is the general population’s lack of awareness when it comes to these facts. This issue is definitely not going to be addressed in the mainstream news, and despite plenty of evidence to support it, some people will refuse to even look at or acknowledge that it exists. This is a big problem, our world is changing and we must keep an open mind and be open to new possibilities regarding the nature of our world. It’s 2015, and as we keep moving forward there will be more information coming out that challenges the deeply held, engrained belief systems of many. It’s okay to look at information that goes against what you believe, in fact, it’s needed if we are going to move forward and create a better world for ourselves.

    "... You would think the statements above the video, from longtime editors of such major, peer-reviewed scientific journals (apparently, the best in the world) would at least get some mainstream attention ... This is why alternative media is important, especially in a time where more and more people are waking up to what is really happening on our planet."

    One More Girl Documentary / YouTube Trailer

    Peter Rost "The Whistleblower" author interviewed / YouTube news segment, Uploaded on Sep 7, 2006, Maria Bartiromo (The Wall Street Journal Report) interviews Peter Rost, Vice President Pfizer about drug costs

    Washington woman who died of measles had been vaccinated against measles / web search

    Volunteer For Pro-SB277 Senator Hospitalized After Vaccine / InforWars, July 4, 2015
    "7 year volunteer for Senator Pan bedridden after Tdap vaccine

    "A close friend of mine is struggling for his life after mysteriously coming down with Guillain-Barre Syndrome and a stroke after receiving a Tdap vaccine. He is a former 7-year volunteer and nemesis of Dr. Richard Pan. In this video we venture to Sutter Roseville to hear what John has to say about Dr. Pan and SB277."

    Vaccine Whistleblowers File to Compel Merck to Respond to Federal Lawsuit / From The Trenches World Report, June 9, 2015
    "In a brief mention in the mainstream media that as far as we can tell only Reuters reported, former Merck vaccine scientists, who have become whistleblowers and have had a federal lawsuit pending against Merck since 2010 for vaccine fraud, have filed another court document in their case accusing Merck of withholding evidence and not complying with court orders.

    "... Mainstream Media Virtually Silent on 5 Year Old Fraud Case Against Mumps Vaccine

    "... Merck is the only manufacturer licensed by the FDA to sell the mumps vaccine in United States, and if it could not show that the vaccine was 95 percent effective, it risked losing its lucrative monopoly, according to the complaint.

    "That’s why Merck found it critically important to keep claiming such a high efficacy rate, the complaint states.

    "And, Chatom claims, that’s why Merck went to great lengths, including “manipulating its test procedures and falsifying the test results,” to prop up the bogus figure, though it knew that the attenuated virus from which it created the vaccine had been altered over the years during the manufacturing process, and that the quality of the vaccine had degraded as a result."

    'No jab, no pay:' Australia cuts benefits for parents who don't vaccinate kids / CNN, April 13, 2015
    "Parents who refuse to vaccinate their children can lose up to $11,000 of welfare benefits a year under a new government policy, Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott has announced.

    "Currently parents can choose to opt out of vaccinations for medical or religious reasons, or by stating they are 'conscientious objectors,' and still receive taxpayer funded child care benefits.

    "Under the new 'no jab, no pay' policy, the exemption as a conscientious objector will be removed starting January 2016."

    Israel To 'Anti-Vaxxers': No Vaccination, No Child Support / Times of Israel, May 20, 2015
    "... It also comes on the heels of a quiet climb in the number of parents opting out of some or all vaccinations ...

    "When United Torah Judaism inked its coalition agreement with Likud on April 29, party members triumphantly hailed the reversal of a slew of legislative measures implemented by arch-nemesis Yair Lapid, including an increase in monthly child allowances — but it came with one caveat.

    "Under the terms of the coalition deal, which appointed party member Yaakov Litzman deputy health minister, 'the National Insurance law will be amended, such that child allowances will not be given in cases where a parent refuses to vaccinate their child.'

    "... some Israeli rights groups are fuming at the decision, accusing the government of discriminating against its weakest populations amid deepening poverty rates ..."

    Federal Bill Would Require All Public School Students Be Vaccinated / inforwars, May 11, 2015
    "'Vaccinate All Children Act' does not contain exemptions for reasons of conscience or religion.

    "A bill introduced at the federal level earlier this month would require all children attending public and secondary schools nationwide to be immunized as prescribed by the CDC.

    "The current version of the bill does not allow vaccine exemptions for reasons of conscience or religion, only providing for medical exemptions to be certified by 'duly registered and licensed physicians.'

    "... The administration’s failure thus far to respond to a White House petition signed by over 130 thousand people, seeking the prohibition of 'any laws mandating the force and requirement of vaccinations of any kind' – which met the required signature threshold more than a month ago – is indeed telling."

    H. R. 2232 / This Act may be cited as the “Vaccinate All Children Act of 2015”, May 1, 2015
    "To amend the Public Health Service Act to condition receipt by States (and political subdivisions and public entities of States) of preventive health services grants on the establishment of a State requirement for students in public elementary and secondary schools to be vaccinated in accordance with the recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices, and for other purposes."

    Vaccine Industry Watchdog Obtains CDC Documents That Show Statistically Significant Risks of Autism Associated with Vaccine Preservative Thimerosal / PRWeb, February 19, 2014
    "For nearly ten years, Brian Hooker has been requesting documents that are kept under tight wraps by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). His more than 100 Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests have resulted in copious evidence that the vaccine preservative Thimerosal, which is still used in the flu shot that is administered to pregnant women and infants, can cause autism and other neurodevelopmental disorders.

    "Dr. Hooker, a PhD scientist, worked with two members of Congress to craft the letter to the CDC that recently resulted in his obtaining long-awaited data from the CDC, the significance of which is historic. According to Hooker, the data on over 400,000 infants born between 1991 and 1997, which was analyzed by CDC epidemiologist Thomas Verstraeten, MD, 'proves unequivocally that in 2000, CDC officials were informed internally of the very high risk of autism, non-organic sleep disorder and speech disorder associated with Thimerosal exposure.'"

    Attacking Ourselves: Top Doctors Reveal Vaccines Turn Our Immune System Against Us / PRWeb, February 24th 2015
    "The research is hard to ignore, vaccines can trigger autoimmunity with a laundry list of diseases to follow. With harmful and toxic metals as some vaccine ingredients, who is susceptible and which individuals are more at risk?

    "... something strange is happening in the world of immunology lately and a small evidence of it is that the Godfather of Autoimmunology [Yehuda Shoenfeld] is pointing to vaccines – specifically, some of their ingredients including the toxic metal aluminum – as a significant contributor to the growing global epidemic of autoimmune diseases. The bigger evidence is a huge body of research that's poured in in the past 15 years, and particularly in the past five years. Take for example, a recent article published in the journal Pharmacological Research in which Shoenfeld and colleagues issue unprecedented guidelines naming four categories of people who are most at risk for vaccine-induced autoimmunity."

    National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program / U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
    "The Vaccine Injury Compensation Trust Fund provides funding for the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program to compensate vaccine-related injury or death claims for covered vaccines administered on or after October 1, 1988."

    National Vaccine Information Center / NVIC

    First They Came For The Nurses...Medical Tyranny / inforwars, May 2, 2015
    "Infowars reporter David Knight talks with Michelle Rowton of Nurses Against Mandatory Vaccines about what they aren't telling you about vaccines."

    Mainstream Media Vaccine Propaganda Exposed / inforwars, May 2, 2015
    "Disney, who owns Marvel and was coincidentally ground zero for the measles outbreak, is now weaving vaccine propaganda into their screenplays."

    Brain-Damaged Victims Of Swine Flu Vaccine Win $63 Million Lawsuit / inforwars, April 18, 2015
    "GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) is in the news again making headlines after having to settle another major lawsuit bringing the latest total to over $9.1 billion since 2003. This time, it is due to GSK’s product Pandemrix, which was the swine flu vaccine forced upon the public during the pandemic of 2009. According to the International Business Times U.K. Edition, each of the victims is “expected to receive £1 million each.” Peter Todd, a lawyer who represented many of the claimants, told the Sunday Times (U.K.): 'There has never been a case like this before. The victims of this vaccine have an incurable and lifelong condition and will require extensive medication.'"

    Facebook Owner Takes Public Stand against Vaccine Refusers / Health Impact News, Feb. 22, 2015
    Mark Zuckerberg just slammed the anti-vaccination movement / Business Insider, FEB. 19, 2015
    Mark Zuckerberg Is Sending a Message to the Anti-Vaccine Crowd / Business Insider, February 19, 2015
    Zuckerberg takes aim at vaccine deniers through his online book club / The Verge, February 19, 2015

    Merck senior management tried to pay off its own vaccine scientists to remain silent about scientific fraud / Natural News
    "The only way Merck was able to gain this monopoly in the first place was by demonstrating to the FDA that the mumps vaccine is at least 95 percent effective. According to the federal agency, this is the designated threshold at which so-called "herd immunity" is activated, supposedly providing near-total protection against infection.

    Initial tests failed to reach this necessary threshold, so Merck resorted to data manipulation and blood sample tampering, the false results of which were submitted to the FDA as evidence of the vaccine's efficacy ...

    "Krahling and Wlochowski participated on the team that conducted this supposedly enhanced test," reads the original filing. "Each of them witnessed firsthand the falsification of the test data in which Merck engaged to reach its 95 percent efficacy threshold. In fact, each was significantly pressured... to participate in this fraud."

    "Those doing the pressuring included Merck Senior Investigator David Krah, as well as his second in command, Mary Yagodich. Merck's executive director of vaccine research, Alan Shaw, is also named as having "approved the testing methodology Krah and Yagodich employed."
    -- Quoted from the article.
    U.S. Media Blackout: Italian Courts Rule Vaccines Cause Autism / Health Impact News
    What's Behind Big Pharma's Freak-out Media Blitz Over Measles? / Global Research, February 11, 2015
    "The AAP leadership knows very well that vaccines cause autism. We need not waste anymore efforts in trying to educate them; we need to indict them." -– Dr David Ayoub

    Dr. Suzanne Humphries, M.D. – Vaccine Strain of Measles Virus Found in Measles Outbreaks /

    Trace Amounts - The Movie /
    "Has Mercury Caused One of the Worst Health Crises in American History? During the past 20 years, the frequency of autism occurring in children has skyrocketed from 1 in 10,000 to 1 in 68, and the scientific community is no closer to determining a cause. Trace Amounts is the true story of Eric Gladen’s painful journey through mercury poisoning that he believes resulted from a thimerosal-loaded tetanus shot. His discoveries led him on a quest for the scientific truth about the role of mercury poisoning in the Autism epidemic."

    Watch the trailer.

    January 28, 2015

    Kirchhoff's Law of Thermal Emission Invalidated
    "The Theory of Heat Radiation" Revisited:
    A Commentary on the Validity of Kirchhoff's Law of Thermal Emission
    and Max Planck's Claim of Universality

    "The experimental facts that invalidate Kirchhoff's Law of Thermal Emission
    have now been augmented by a theoretical proof of its invalidity.
    The implications for physics and astronomy are profound."
    -- Stephen J. Crothers

    Pierre-Marie Robitaille, Department of Radiology, The Ohio State University, USA
    Stephen J. Crothers, Queensland, Australia

    Excerpt ...
    "Affirming Kirchhoff's Law of thermal emission, Max Planck conferred upon his own equation and its constants, h and k, universal significance. All arbitrary cavities were said to behave as blackbodies ...

    "... Arbitrary cavities do not contain black radiation. Kirchhoff's formulation is invalid. As a direct consequence, the constants h and k do not have fundamental meaning and along with “Planck length”, “Planck time”, “Planck mass”, and “Planck temperature”, lose the privileged position they once held in physics ...

    "... For Max Planck, as for his teacher Gustav Kirchhoff, cavity radiation was independent of the nature of the enclosure. In reality, such ideas were not supported by experiment, as arbitrary cavities do not contain black, or normal, radiation. By applying his law to all cavities, the father of quantum theory detached his equation from physical reality itself."
    Read the full paper here. / PROGRESS IN PHYSICS, Volume 11 (2015), Issue 2 (April)

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    The Ignoble Professor Brian Koberlein / Stephen J. Crothers, 5th March 2015

    January 27, 2015

    Scientists slow down the speed of light travelling in free space
    University of Glasgow

    Executive Summary
    "Scientists [from the University of Glasgow and Heriot-Watt University] have managed to slow photons in free space for the first time. They have demonstrated that applying a mask to an optical beam to give photons a spatial structure can reduce their speed.

    "... The work demonstrates that, after passing the light beam through a mask, photons move more slowly through space. Crucially, this is very different to the slowing effect of passing light through a medium such as glass or water, where the light is only slowed during the time it is passing through the material -- it returns to the speed of light after it comes out the other side. The effect of passing the light through the mask is to limit the top speed at which the photons can travel."
    Background ...

    Read the full paper here (pdf):
    Spatially structured photons that travel in free space slower than the speed of light / Daniel Giovannini, Jacquiline Romero, Václav Potocek, Gergely Ferenczi, Fiona Speirits, Stephen M. Barnett, Daniele Faccio, Miles J. Padgett

    Read the related articles:
    patially structured photons that travel in free space slower than the speed of light /
    Scientists slow down the speed of light travelling in free space /

    January 20, 2014

    Boston Marathon Bombing [Dzhokhar Tsarnaev] Trial
    This will be a locked down, kangaroo court.
    DAY EIGHT: A Public Trial Gets Closed to the Public

    Tsarnaev Trial Exhibits / UNITED STATES v. DZHOKHAR A. TSARNAEV, Case Number: 13-cr-10200

    EXCLUSIVE: In Defense of Dzhokhar: The Real Smoking Gun in Boston / 21st Century Wire, APRIL 21, 2015
    "We’re been told that Tamerlan Tsarnaev and his younger brother Dzhokhar, are guilty of detonating two bombs at the Boston Marathon finish line on April 15, 2013. After such a long trial, followed by lengthy sentencing and penalty phases, are we any closer to knowing what really happened that day?

    "... As we will demonstrate, there is a strong forensic case to be made for Dzhokhar ‘s innocence."

    "Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the man charged with the Boston Marathon bombing in April 2013, has been found guilty of all 30 charges he faced. The guilty verdicts mean he is eligible for the death penalty.

    "... Tsarnaev’s lawyer, Judy Clarke, has acknowledged that her client 'fully participated' in the bombing, conceding that it was her client shown in surveillance footage leaving behind a bomb hidden in a backpack ...

    "... 'We don't deny that Dzhokhar participated in these events, but if not for Tamerlan it would not have happened,' Clarke said in her closing statements."

    Tsarnaev attorney: Video of accused placing bomb down "does not exist" / PrivacySOS, March 2, 2015
    "In the aftermath of the Boston Marathon bombings, public officials including the former Special Agent in Charge of the Boston FBI office Richard DesLauriers and the former governor of the state of Massachusetts told the public about a "chilling" video that all but proved the young Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's guilt. Speaking on NBC's Face the Nation, Governor Deval Patrick said the video shows Tsarnaev placing a backpack down and walking away, just before it explodes.

    "Defense attorney David Bruck today told a federal court that what authorities have described as a central piece of the prosecution's evidence against his client "does not exist."

    "It was him": Attorneys for the accused Boston Marathon bomber / Aljazeera, March 5, 2015
    "Attorneys for the accused Boston Marathon bomber opened his trial Wednesday with a stunning statement about their client, charged with killing three people and injuring 264: 'It was him.'

    "It was Tamerlan Tsarnaev - whom Dzhokhar killed days after the April 15, 2013 attack by inadvertently running him over with a car as they were trying to flee police - who was the mastermind, defense attorney Judith Clarke told the jury in her opening statement.

    "It was Tamerlan Tsarnaev who self-radicalized. It was Dzhokhar who followed him," Clarke said. "The evidence will show that Tamerlan planned and orchestrated and enlisted his brother into this series of horrific acts."
    Who has defense attorney Judy Clare Clarke defended?
    • Susan Smith [convicted of murdering her two sons; sentenced to life imprisonment with a possibility of parole after 30 years]
    • Theodore Kaczynski [accused of seven explosions connected to the Unabomber; pleaded guilty; serving life in prison]
    • Buford Furrow [accused of the Los Angeles Jewish Community Center shooting; pleaded guilty and was sentenced to five life terms]
    • Zacarias Moussaoui [9/11 suspect, plead guilty, serving a life sentence without parole]
    • Eric Rudolph [charged in the Centennial Olympic Park bombing from 1996; pleaded guilty; currently serving life in prison without the possibility of parole]
    • Jared Lee Loughner [ January 8, 2011 Tucson, Arizona shooting of congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords; pleaded guilty; serving life in prison without parole]
    • Dzhokhar Tsarnaev [Boston Marathon bombing suspect]

      Source here.

    Boston Marathon Bombing Trial News Feed

    January 19, 2014

    American Sniper Exposed As Giant Hoax

    by The Alex Jones Channel
    • On YouTube: American Sniper Exposed As Giant Hoax.
    • On YouTube: Chris Kyle's Stories Do Not Add Up.

    American Sniper? / telesurtv
    "Chris Kyle built his reputation as a sniper during one of the most criminal operations of the entire occupation of Iraq, the 2nd siege of Fallujah ... The fact that a man who participated in the 2nd siege of Fallujah — an operation that killed between 4,000 to 6,000 civilians, displaced 200,000, and may have created an epidemic of birth defects and cancers — can come home, be embraced as a hero, be celebrated for the number of people he has killed, write a bestselling book based on that experience, and have it made into a Hollywood film is something that we need to reflect on as a society."

    7 heinous lies “American Sniper” is telling America / salon
    "The film American Sniper ... [is] built on a set of half-truths, myths and outright lies that Hollywood didn't see fit to clear up ... In the book, Kyle refers to everyone he fought as “savage, despicable” evil. He writes, “I only wish I had killed more." He also writes, "I loved what I did. I still do. If circumstances were different – if my family didn't need me – I'd be back in a heartbeat. I'm not lying or exaggerating to say it was fun. I had the time of my life being a SEAL."

    Ugly America: Abby Martin Stunt Triggers Death, Rape Threats From Chris Kyle Followers /, 2015/05/10

    Video: American Sniper’s Patriot Porn & Celebration of Psychopathy | Interview with Rania Khalek / RT

    Taya & Chris Kyle, image CNN
    CRAFT International
    • Web search: Jessica Lynch
    • Web search: Pat Tillman

    December 31, 2014

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