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Mar 12 05:50

US now openly admits its goal in Syria is to make it 'difficult' for Moscow and Damascus to defeat terrorists

The State Department’s special envoy for Syria has just admitted that the US aims to defend jihadist militants in Idlib against ‘Russian aggression,’ proving once again that the swamp in Foggy Bottom is alive and well.
Russia and the Syrian government “are out to get a military victory in all of Syria,” Ambassador James Jeffrey told reporters on a conference call out of Brussels on Tuesday.

Our goal is to make it very difficult for them to do that by a variety of diplomatic, military, and other actions.

To illustrate these methods, Jeffrey cited the US threat to respond “in a very savage military way” against any chemical attacks, which he described as “a favorite tactic of the Syrian regime in making advances.” This is factually untrue, since the alleged attacks always happen after Syrian Army victories, as a pretext for US intervention.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Hearing the consistent hissings of US government lying is enough to make me physically ill; but Jeffries is near the competitive "gold" for describing the reality that the US hires, trains, arms, and funds terrorists, to keep the Russians and Syrian government from winning this war.

I would like to politely remind him, that payback for this kind of public lying, and the actions it can attempt to justify, can be a real bear.

Mar 12 05:48

‘NYT’ publishes Netanyahu’s ‘terror’ smear against Palestinian pols and doesn’t seek their response

Two articles in today’s New York Times show that the paper is belatedly waking up about Palestinian citizens of Israel and their growing role in Israeli elections, but the Times still has a long ways to go before it tells the full truth.

Patrick Kingsley’s report does focus on the Joint List, the coalition of “Arab-led” political parties that increased their strength to 15 seats in the next Israeli Parliament, making it once again the third-largest force in the country. He actually quotes four Palestinian citizens of Israel, who are usually non-persons in the Times, (although he relies for ‘expert analysis’ on Louis Fishman, a professor at Brooklyn College). He also mentions the Joint List’s leader, Ayman Odeh, describing him as “a charismatic lawyer” who possesses “eloquence and approachability.”

Mar 12 05:23

Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Had Been Laying Low. That's Over.

First he ordered the detention of at least four senior members of his own royal family. The next day he plunged Saudi Arabia into a price war with Russia that sent energy and stock markets around the world into free fall.

For a while, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman of Saudi Arabia had appeared to be living down his reputation for dangerous aggression.

Perhaps chastened by the blowback over his connection with the killing of dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi, the 34-year-old crown prince had kept a low profile for more than a year.

Now his new power plays are reviving debates in Western capitals about whether he is too rash to trust as a partner. His sudden, steep cut to the price of oil has rocked a global economy already at risk of falling into recession, threatened to burn through Saudi Arabia’s cash reserves and undermined his grandiose promises of new investments to lessen the kingdom’s dependence on oil.

Mar 12 05:20

Chelsea Manning hospitalized after suicide attempt

The attempt came just days before she was scheduled to appear in court over sanctions related to an investigation of Julian Assange.

The activist and whistleblower Chelsea Manning attempted suicide on Wednesday, her legal team said in a news release.

The statement came only a few days before Manning was scheduled to appear at a court hearing on whether sanctions imposed on her after she refused to comply with a grand jury investigation into WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange should continue. Manning came to national attention after she leaked classified documents to WikiLeaks and was court-martialed for violating the Espionage Act.

Manning has claimed that the grand jury investigation was potentially open to abuse, writing in 2019 that it was “an effort to frighten journalists and publishers, who serve a crucial public good.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

A note to all her jailors, and the powers wishing to keep her in prison; this woman will die before she breaks trust on Assange; making a martyr of her; any further isolation in jail, is probably the most stupid thing you could possibly do right now, which makes it imminent.

Mar 12 05:02

BP TO TURN SMART CITIES INTO 24/7 REAL-TIME LISTENING DEVICES USING FIBER OPTIC CABLES

credit: Fotech

A recent article in Offshore-Technology revealed that British Petroleum (BP) bought a majority interest in a fiber optic innovation company called Fotech.

Why would anyone care about BP buying Fotech?

Because Fotech "uses artificial intelligence and edge computing in its products, covering areas such as surveillance, transport management, cable monitoring and rail management."

Roughly translated, they use fiber optic cables to surveil vehicles, people, pipe lines, public transit, etc.

Fotech's "products" page reveals how they plan to turn smart cities into real-rime listening devices using "Distributed Acoustic Sensing (DAS)."

Mar 12 04:42

30, 000 soldiers arrive in Europe without masks

Authored by Manlio Dinucci via VoltaireNet.org,

The United States are demonstrating their power by organising the largest transfer of their troops in Europe on the occasion of the Defender Europe 20 exercises. This country, which only a few years ago sacrificed its soldiers without warning in its nuclear tests, is taking no precautions for its soldiers faced with the coronavirus epidemic.

The United States have raised the alert for the corona virus in Italy to level 3 - (« avoid non-essential travel »), and taken it to level 4 for Lombardy and Veneto (« do not travel »), the same level as for China. The airline companies American Airlines and Delta Air Lines have cancelled all their flights between New York and Milan. US citizens who are travelling to Germany, Poland and other European countries are at alert level 2, and must take « increased precautions ».

Webmaster's Commentary: 

YOU HAVE GOT TO BE FLIPPING KIDDING ME, RIGHT?!?

WITH THE HUMANPOWER SO FRAYED AT THE EDGES, COURTESY OF THESE ENDLESS WARS, WHY WAS ABSOLUTELY NO ONE IN THE TOP RANK OF THE US MILITARY, EVEN TALKING ABOUT ADDRESSING THIS?!?

Mar 12 04:33

US Nukes Reportedly Delivered To Poland

In order to prevent the conflict in the region to be nuclear, USA decided to take the nukes out of Turkey. The fact of taking the ammunition out of the country was widely discussed in Turkish media.

The media informed that five C-17A Globemasters III arrived to Incerlik AB from Ramstein Air Base and took the whole bulk of nukes out to Germany, Poland and one of the Baltic States.

An official in the Air Mobility Command who wished to remain anonymous said that the nuclear ammunition had already been delivered to Powidz, Poland in early March 2020.

In this way the tensions are to rise in Europe: the biggest US maneuvers in Europe, more nukes– that can provoke reactions from Russia.

Moscow has already warned that Russian government would take responsive measures to an upcoming, massive U.S. military deployment and U.S.-led exercises across multiple European states bordering Russia.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Unfortunately, just because something is the most pig-headedly, ham-fistedly stupid thing the US government could ever do, is no guarantee that it will not do just that, which is one of the most frightening aspects of US foreign policy; and right now, looking at the Turkish and Russian positions in Syria, this could potentially devolve into all-out war, as both Turkey and the US are sister NATO countries, and the US (and Israel) want Al Assad's government crushed to smithereens in Damascus.

Mar 11 06:07

California Fire Captain John Lord: NorCal fires are chemtrail-desiccated then microwave-started for selected structures, vehicles, trees to burn inside-out

James Gilliland interviews retired Fire Captain John Lord (59 minutes) with photographic and video evidence:

https://youtu.be/Y_L2yNba1BQ

My previous documentation from November 2019:

California fires are Directed Energy Weapon (DEW) attacks: abundant photographic/video evidence explained by retired fire captain and fire fighter

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Mar 10 22:14

Covid-19 Coronavirus Vaccine Could Kill 8-16 Times More Senior Americans Compared to No Vaccine at All

According to a Washington Post report, this 2020 flu season more than 173 million Americans have undergone vaccination against the flu. What would it be like if all 325 million Americans underwent vaccination against the newly mutated COVID-19 coronavirus, now being developed by a number of biotech companies?

Mar 10 22:10

Six of 10 Vaccines Studied Increase Mortality

Story at-a-glance

The improved measles vaccine rolled out in Africa in 1989 was found to double mortality from other diseases in girls. The diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis vaccine (DTP) was found to have the same disastrous effect, doubling mortality among children under the age of 5, and girls were again more likely to die
Inactivated (non-live) vaccines — the DTP, pentavalent vaccine, inactivated polio vaccine, H1N1 influenza vaccine and the hepatitis B vaccine — all increased all-cause mortality, especially among girls, even when they offered a high degree of protection against the target disease

Mar 10 10:36

Prince Andrew Self-Isolates From Epstein Investigation

A SPECIAL ward has been set up in the east wing of Buckingham Palace for Prince Andrew where he will shut himself away from any further questioning about his relationship with billionaire paedophile Jeffrey Epstein, for ‘as long as it takes’.

Mar 10 10:33

Bernie ‘pretty sure’ corruption will end when we give the corrupt government more power

Democratic socialist presidential front runner Bernie Sanders says he’s sick of the corruption in government and that he’s “pretty sure” the corruption will end if we make the corrupt government bigger and give it even more power.

Mar 10 10:31

Army Welcomes First Openly Transgender Military Working Dogs

JOINT BASE LEWIS-McCHORD, Wash. — Meet Tracker, a five-year-old, sixty-pound Belgian Malinois and a graduate of the Military Working Dog School at Lackland Air Force Base, Texas. He’s also one of the Army’s first five openly transgender military police dogs, assigned to the 42nd Military Police Brigade at Joint Base Lewis-McChord.

Mar 10 10:26

Inside the US-Backed World Uyghur Congress

Ajit Singh reports on the right-wing regime change entity that poses as a grassroots human rights network while seeking to destabilize China.

By Ajit Singh
The Grayzone

In recent years, few stories have generated as much outrage in the West as the condition of Uyghur Muslims in China. Reporting on the issue is typically represented through seemingly spontaneous leaks of information and expressions of resistance by Uyghur human rights activists struggling to be heard against a tyrannical Chinese government.

Mar 10 09:25

'Mistrust, Rumor and Conspiracy Theories Hinder U.S. Virus Fight,' Bloomberg News Whines

Mark this down as one of the drawbacks of lying to the public non-stop for decades.

Mar 10 07:40

BREAKING: US Envoy to Syria: If Moscow, Damascus Violate Idlib Ceasefire, Washington, European Allies Will Respond, Possibly With Sanctions

An almost decade-long war armed conflict in Syria is drawing to a close, with the northwesten Idlib province being the last major bastion held the rebels. Fighting there escalated in recent weeks after Turkey, a NATO member, intervened in the region to slow Bashar al-Assad's advance.

The United States would respond with unspecified measures and sanctions if Russia or Syria violated the recently-agreed ceasefire in Idlib, James Franklin Jeffrey, the US special envoy for Syria, told reporters in Brussels on Tuesday.

The envoy did not elaborate on whether any action would be taken if Turkey is the side that breaks the ceasefire deal.

He did not rule out assisting Turkey in Idlib within NATO framework, including supplying missile defence systems.

“We are looking what NATO can do, all options on the table,” Jeffrey replied when asked whether the US was considering supplying the Patriot systems.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Envoy Jeffrey, I am having a palm to forehead moment, upon reading this, at warp speed.

Neither Russia nor Syria have been abusing what ceasefire exists here; it has been Turkey and the US which have been doing this, consistently.

But seriously, war with Russia over Syria and the current Syria government?!?

Are flipping kidding me, and my brother and sister Americans, with this threatened codswallop?!?

Mar 10 06:31

All you need to know about latest Saudi crackdown in 500 words

Saudi Arabia has launched a new crackdown against senior royals and top officials, according to several reports, in what appears to be Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman's latest effort to consolidate control of all major levers of power inside the kingdom.

Among those held in the sweeping crackdown are two of the most prominent royal family members: Prince Ahmed bin Abdulaziz, a younger brother of Saudi King Salman, and Prince Mohammed bin Nayef, the king's nephew and former crown prince.

More:
Saudi crackdown widens amid reports of further arrests of royals
Saudi Arabia detains king's brother, nephew in crackdown: Reports
Profile: Former Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Nayef
There has been no official comment from Saudi authorities on the arrests, but reports emerging on Friday triggered rumours about a possible coup attempt or sudden deterioration in the health of the 84-year-old king.

Here is what happened:

Arrests

Webmaster's Commentary: 

We have a companion piece, also in antiwar.com, with the following headline:

Saudi princes' detentions sent a message: don't block my path to the throne

the article went on to state: " Saudi Arabia’s crown prince meant to send a strong message to critics within the royal family by detaining senior princes this weekend: Don’t you dare oppose my succession to the throne. The main target in the crackdown, sources said, is King Salman’s brother, Prince Ahmed bin Abdulaziz, one of only three members of the Allegiance Council, the royal body that endorses the line of succession, to oppose Mohammed bin Salman becoming crown prince in 2017 in a palace coup."

Mar 10 06:25

Pro-Israel Super PAC endorses Joe Biden for president

Democratic Majority for Israel says Biden has a proven record to fight for a strong US-Israeli relationship.

A pro-Israel Democratic super PAC has endorsed Joe Biden for president, underscoring growing antagonism towards Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders among Israel's advocates in the United States.

The endorsement by the Democratic Majority for Israel (DMFI) - which is linked to AIPAC - comes a day ahead of a crucial round of primaries, after Biden took the lead in what has become a two-candidate race for the Democratic nomination.

"As senator and vice president, Joe Biden has proven he will fight for Democrats' broad vision for America, including a strong US-Israeli relationship," DMFI president and founder Mark Mellman, who is a prominent AIPAC strategist, said in a statement on Monday.

Rashida Tlaib calls on Michigan's Muslim-Americans to back 'Ammu Bernie'
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Webmaster's Commentary: 

IF the US government is not careful, it may find itself defending Israel in wars against neighborhood actors, like Iran, which Israel may well generate, understanding that it has the whole support of the nation-state of the US behind it, even if Russia has Iran's back, both geopolitically, and militarily.

Netanyahu/Pompeo push forware with Mutual Defense Pact

Iran won't be alone if US attacks, Russian official says.

Mar 10 06:01

Most Americans Unaware of Largest US War Game in Europe in 25 Years

99.9 percent of citizens of the United States have no clue that the new “Cold War” against Russia is manifesting in the largest U.S. military war practice in Europe than in more than 25 years.

In an effort to generate US national support and publicity for the revival of the Cold War, US military units will come from 15 US states, including important electoral states of Arizona, Florida, Michigan, Nevada, New York, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, and Virginia.

In an effort to spend all the money allocated to the US military, over $680 billion for 2020, 20,000 pieces of equipment will be sent to Europe for the division-size mobilization. The equipment will depart from seaports in politically important electoral states of South Carolina, Georgia, and Texas.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This mobilization is both chilling, in its extent, and an horrendous waste of badly needed money.

Mar 10 05:49

Prince Andrew won't voluntarily cooperate in Epstein inquiry, prosecutor says

In November, Andrew said he was “willing to help any appropriate law enforcement agency with their investigations if required”.

Berman made a similar claim in January, which former sex crimes prosecutors told the Guardian was most likely a move designed to win political support for the investigation.

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Prince Andrew and Jeffrey Epstein: what you need to know
Read more
Buckingham Palace said then it would not comment and the matter was being dealt with by the prince’s legal team. Contacted on Monday, a Palace spokeswoman said: “The issue is being dealt with by the Duke of York’s legal team.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

That Prince Andrew has most probably retained this woman, with an absolutely colorful background, when it comes to clients, speaks volumes here.

Apparently, in 21st century Britain, being part of the royal family, means never having to say you're sorry, even if you may be just as guilty as sin for acts which you are now attempting to cover up the best you can; I do feel sorry for Queen Elizabeth; his ex-wife, and his kids, that he could do something like what he is accused of; but sympathy for Prince Andrew?!? Hell, no.

He appears to be purchasing the best defense team money can buy, as did OJ Simpson did with his "Dream Team", when he was accused of murdering his Ex, and her boyfriend; I fully expect the precise, same results here.

But the ultimate effects on the royal family, will wind up far worse than those of Mexhit, as the royal family will be dealing with the stigma of the accusation for a very, very long time.

Mar 10 05:28

HOW THE NEW US-AFGHANISTAN PEACE DEAL REKINDLED A “BUSINESS FRIENDLY TALIBAN”

SOURCE: MINT PRESS
President Trump, who is up for re-election this year, has added another “peace” deal to his credentials, a deal that the president, his re-election campaign and his supporters have promoted as proof that Trump is willing and able to resist the U.S. foreign policy establishment and its ceaseless push to keep the U.S. embroiled in “forever wars.”
Yet, not unlike the much-criticized Israel-Palestine “peace” deal that was recently released by the Trump administration, there is more to the U.S.-Taliban “peace” deal than meets the eye. Indeed, while the deal will reduce and perhaps eventually even end the U.S.’ official military presence in Afghanistan, there is little indication that it will end the bloodshed or the country’s “shadow” economy that is awash in profits from the illegal drug trade and illegal mining.

Mar 09 11:01

US Special Forces Deployed with Al Qaeda in Idlib in False Flag Attack on Turkish Forces (updated)

Communications intercepts and intelligence from inside Turkish backed terror groups tell an interesting story. Americans are there, for the past 2 days, loads of cash, promises of US passports and families resettled in the US.

US forces are to set up ambushes and suicide bombings against Turkish outposts in Idlib in order to bring about an end to the truce negotiated in Moscow between Erdogan and Trump on March 5.

Whether video will be shot using captured Syrian uniforms may be possible. It is also rumored that Turkish officers, some under CIA/Gulen control, may take part as well.

Mar 09 10:56

Trump’s Engineered Crash: Massive Pump and Dump Over Deep State Bio-Engineered Pandemic Has Killed America

Trump didn't engineer this but he will take the blame,or so they hope. The Psyop continues according to plan.

The media, America and Europe, even Russia, has been in full censorship mode for weeks now. They, as with Trump and Gang, are shills for what we call the Kosher Nostra, a massive criminal conspiracy that has overwhelmed world governments through murder, blackmail and bribery.

They have been doing this since late antiquity, they have been caught many times, named and renamed, always in the shadows. From day one, we found them behind Donald Trump and those around him.

Mar 09 10:29

Keep It Simple and Question: Propaganda, Technology, and Coronavirus

Technology and technique, the technical way of thinking that undergirds it, are what we should fear most, not the will-o’-the-wisps marched out daily by the corporate mass media to create fear and panic. Those are ghost fears that should only frighten children.

But as I have written before, most Americans are children, living inside a doll’s house of illusions and delusions while government and intelligence forces and their mass media accomplices play with them through technological propaganda.

Mar 09 10:25

Italy quarantines 16 million people: “the effect proves the cause” Mar 8

Let’s go to NBC News for the word on what’s happening in Italy. March 8, 2020, “Coronavirus updates live: Million quarantined in Italy, as D.C. reports first case”. (see also this from Wall Street Journal)

This NBC piece, as so many others do, mixes and matches reports. Millions quarantined there, first case here. The tactic is meant to build up details of an overwhelming cascade of “proof”: the threat is real, the storm clouds have opened and the rain is falling.

Mar 07 21:34

Erdogan will break his agreements with Putin as soon as he can

Turkey will not comply with Idlib agreement

Semyon Baghdasarov, Director of the Center for the Middle East and Central Asia, told Pravda.Ru that Turkey is not going to comply with these agreements.

"It is a matter of time when the Turks are going to violate the agreements again," the orientalist said.

Mar 07 16:03

3 videos: Q’s best spokesperson yet to explain, document, prove US White Hat capability to arrest .01% American traitors, looters, Orwellian-liars

I’ve just viewed all of Austin Steinbart’s videos. He claims to be among the people gathering evidence to prove a US .01% class of illegal rogue state imperialists. I fully recommend all his videos. I’ll share three:

12 minutes: What is “QAnon”?

https://youtu.be/t9ttbREavRM

32 minutes: The Dark Truth About the CIA

https://youtu.be/6m5Q_mCK58o

5 minutes: What’s up with the Resignations?

https://youtu.be/OJ_Mof-ocX8

My analysis of Q:

13-minute video of Q’s promise to reveal, arrest, and end US .01% rogue state criminals: Biblical victory OR epic PsyOp?

Mar 07 12:41

Turkey threatens to use force against Syrian Army in northwest Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:40 A.M.) – Turkish Defense Minister Hulusi Akar said on Saturday that “a Russian military delegation will visit Ankara next week to discuss the ceasefire agreement in Idlib,” noting that “joint patrols between Russian and Turkish forces will begin on the M-4 International Road” starting on March 15th.

Mar 07 11:58

The Futility of Russian Deals with Erdogan

I am hearing bits and pieces that Erdogan is transferring terrorists to Ukraine.

by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman)

The US, Israeli, and Turkish regime under Erdogan can never be trusted.

Time and again they agree to one thing, then go another way — falsely blaming others for their bad faith.

Numerous times before in Astana and Sochi, Erdogan agreed to establish a demilitarized zone in Idlib province Syria, free from jihadists.

Russia fulfilled its obligations. So did Syria, not Turkey by continuing to arm and otherwise support al-Nusra and likeminded terrorists in the province, along with giving them safe haven in Turkish territory.

Mar 07 11:41

Donbass and Syria – A Perfect Storm Approaching?

Suppose you were planning to start, or at least risk, a full scale multi-front war between superpowers, and you wanted to prepare your domestic situation as much as possible beforehand, without exposing or admitting your plan ahead of time.

The Capitalist Class, the Ruling Class, the Parasite Class has just about sucked the Earth dry. Humanity, the environment, the social web of the human community, the world economy, evolution itself, all are on their last legs, disintegrating before our eyes. And this criminal class would like nothing more than to overturn the table, cry “Havoc”, and go into hiding in their billion dollar super bunkers for a few generations while the Earth depopulates, and regenerates if it can.

Mar 07 09:19

Current Conflict In Syria Is Nothing New — Plan Goes Back To 1983

By Brandon Turbeville

While the majority of Americans have been focused on the spread of COVID-19, they may have missed the fact that Turkey has all but declared a war and invaded Syria. After having dispatched troops to the terrorist haven of Idlib, Syria as the Syrian military engaged in a massive push to liberate the region. Turkey has since come to the rescue of the embattled terrorists, launching drone attacks, airstrikes, and ground forces into Syrian territory.

Turkey established a number of “observation points,” that the Syrian military, during the process of liberation early on in the Battle of Idlib, surrounded. The Syrian military did not disturb these posts or harm any Turkish soldiers...

Mar 07 06:40

Natalie Maines has 'no regrets' on speaking out against the Iraq war in 2003 despite industry backlash... as Dixie Chicks celebrate upcoming release of their first album in 14 years

The Dixie Chicks paid a heavy price with an all-out industry backlash for comments made by lead singer Natalie Maines against President George W. Bush and the impending Iraq war in 2003.

And despite public protests against the band and being blacklisted from country music airwaves, Natalie Maines admitted in the April edition of Allure magazine that she has 'no regrets' about what she said during a concert in London 17 years ago.

The award-winning group (which also includes Martie Maguire and Emily Strayer) took a much needed break from the industry and is now returning to music in grand fashion with their first album in 14 years, Gaslighter.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Even if you loathe country music, please buy this album for someone you know who loves this genre; these ladies, for having had the courage to speak out when it was "unfashionable" to do so regarding the Iraq war, (and in fact, wrecked their career for 14 years), deserve this album to go "double platinum", or whatever jargon passes for highest selling these days.

Mar 07 06:28

Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman orders arrests of Saudi Arabia king's brother, an ex-crown prince and a cousin by masked black-clad guards for 'treason' as he consolidates his hold on power

Prince Ahmed bin Abdulaziz al Saud and Prince Mohammed bin Nayef arrested
Over plot to oust king and son, Prince Mohammed bin Salman, reports suggest
Mohammed bin Nayef had been crown prince before his title was taken away
King Salman put his son - Prince Mohammed bin Salman - first in line for throne.

The brother and nephew of Saudi Arabia's King Salman have been arrested over a plot to oust the king and his son, Prince Mohammed bin Salman.

The detentions cast aside the last vestiges of potential opposition to Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and come as the kingdom limits access to Islam's holiest sites in a highly sensitive move to contain the fast-spreading coronavirus.

Prince Ahmed bin Abdulaziz al-Saud, a brother of King Salman, and the monarch's nephew Prince Mohammed bin Nayef were accused of treason.

They were taken from their homes early on Friday by black-clad royal guards, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing unnamed sources.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

One has to wonder; how long before these men get assassinated, and their families are imprisoned for life?!?

And will someone please remind me, about all the LOGICAL REASONS why Bin Salman is one of two of Trump's "BFFS forever" in the Middle East, the other being Israel's Bibi Netanyahu?!?

I am REALLY having a hard time with this, thank you.

Mar 07 05:53

THROUGH APPS, NOT WARRANTS, ‘LOCATE X’ ALLOWS FEDERAL LAW ENFORCEMENT TO TRACK PHONES

U.S. law enforcement agencies signed millions of dollars worth of contracts with a Virginia company after it rolled out a powerful tool that uses data from popular mobile apps to track the movement of people's cell phones, according to federal contracting records and six people familiar with the software.

The product, called Locate X and sold by Babel Street, allows investigators to draw a digital fence around an address or area, pinpoint mobile devices that were within that area, and see where else those devices have traveled, going back months, the sources told Protocol.

They said the tool tracks the location of devices anonymously, using data that popular cell phone apps collect to enable features like mapping or targeted ads, or simply to sell it on to data brokers.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is both a dangerous precedent, and yet another, painful example of the reality of how much we have morphed, as a society, from allegedly "Innocent until proven guilty" to a "Guilty until proven innocent, Code Napoleon Throwback law.

Mar 06 14:10

The Despicable USA – Theater of Dystopia. A Nation Run by Gangsters

These continuing egregious, lawless crimes around the globe result in the murder, maiming, and displacement of countless human beings in a number of countries. But these crimes are immune from impeachment because they enjoy overwhelming bi-partisan support. Additionally, the President has severely curtailed important life-preserving domestic programs and environmental protections designed to save the health and lives of US citizens, while the Congress yawns.

The obscene, insane annual $125 Trillion bi-partisan military intelligence budget, that includes 17 separate intelligence agencies, pre-empts development of any serious social and physical infrastructure.[3] And, such policy endangers everybody at home and abroad. Who really is the enemy of the US? What is clear is that the US is at war with the world.

Mar 06 13:50

Israeli Police Shoot Sponge-tipped Bullets at Two Palestinian Boys in East Jerusalem

In one of the incidents, a policeman is caught on tape inserting his weapon between the bars of a school gate and firing some five shots at children standing in the schoolyard.

Israeli Border Police officers fired sponge-tipped bullets at two Palestinian boys in the East Jerusalem neighborhood of Isawiyah in two separate incident this week.

The shootings were allegedly carried out in violation of police regulations that prohibit firing at minors as well as at the upper body of individuals.

Sixteen-year-old Mohamed Atia was shot Monday while standing in his schoolyard and his arm was fractured.

Ten-year-old Fawzi Abid was shot Tuesday while standing on the balcony of his home when clashes erupted between youths in the neighborhood and the police, sustaining an injury to his hand that required medical attention.

The police said in response that youths have been hurling stones at police officer over the past few days, including from within the school grounds.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Collective punishment... is a war crime; collective punishment against innocent kids?!? SBP (standard, brutal procedures against Palestinian kids), courtesy of the Israeli Border Police.

and I would almost be willing to bet real money on this; these officers were not removed, pending any kind of disciplinary hearing, but congratulated by their COs because of the targets they picked, salted with a lot of frustration that they couldn't assassinate these kids on site, as well as all the other Palestinian kids attending this school.

Mar 06 13:39

NEWS/ASIA PACIFICFighting in Rakhine, Chin states rages as Myanmar limits internet

Yangon, Myanmar - Continued fighting between Myanmar's military and the Arakan Army armed group has left several people dead in recent days as the government continues a clampdown on the western region.

Activists and journalists have decried the internet blackout the government has imposed as part of the clampdown as a violation of human rights.

More:
Myanmar violence: Thousands displaced by fresh fighting
Students injured in shelling at school in Myanmar's Rakhine state
UN urged to suspend Myanmar return plan for Chin amid unrest
Reports on Tuesday said at least 11 civilians, including five Muslim Rohingya, had been killed after being caught in the hostilities in Rakhine, a western state that is home to more than three million people.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I never used to think, that I would ever have to say, "watch out, folks, here comes a highly nationalistic Buddhist Army, ready to exterminate the Muslim Rohingya in their country!!"

Unfortunately, Myanmar, and its military, has proven me wrong on this one.

Mar 06 13:22

AMID CORONAVIRUS OUTBREAK, TRUMP-ALIGNED PRESSURE GROUP PUSHES TO STOP MEDICINE SALES TO IRAN

DESPITE A MASSIVE coronavirus-related public health crisis, an anti-Iran pressure group with close ties to the Trump administration is urging major pharmaceutical companies to “end their Iran business,” focusing on companies with special licenses — most often under a broadly defined “humanitarian exemption” — to conduct trade with Iran.

With a novel strain of coronavirus rapidly spreading around the world, Iran has been hit particularly hard, with 107 deaths and 3,515 infections recorded so far. Yet the pressure group, United Against Nuclear Iran, is carrying on with its campaign targeting medical trade with Iran despite the Trump administration’s special financial channels for humanitarian goods and medicine to reach the beleaguered country.

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President Trump, a word, please; Iran has been given absolutely no reason to trust, or believe, anything the US government is saying on your watch; you have a chance to reverse this now, by offering the best science the US has to fight this disease, and right the heck now.

Please, Mr. President, take the high road here; and that would be, immediately, freeing up what can be sold to help people recover from this disease as well as possible, until a viable vaccine can be created and tested.

Mar 06 13:13

Lawyers for survivors of 9/11 victims accuse Saudi authorities of targeting witnesses: Legal team also reveals that murdered journalist Jamal Khashoggi was 'potential witness' in lawsuit

A legal team representing survivors and familes of victims of the 9/11 attacks has accused Saudi authorities of trying to silence several witnesses.

An almost two-decades-old lawsuit brought to court by thousands of victims and their families accuses Saudi officials of having ties to the 11 September 2001 attacks on New York and Washington. About 3,000 people were killed.

On Wednesday, lawyers representing the families said that four of their witnesses in the case had been threatened or intimidated by alleged Saudi agents.

On those grounds, the plaintiffs' legal team requested that the identities of the witnesses in the drawn-out legal battle be protected and kept secret.

Lawyers representing the Saudi government denied the allegations of witness tampering, saying the claims were "based on hearsay within hearsay".

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Holy Crud!! IF, in fact, the connection to the Kashoggi assassination and his info is allowed to be presented, and proves credible in a court of law, this could change everything; everything, of course, except the mind of a President, heck-bent on further polishing the turd of his relationship with the Saudi Dictator, Prince Bin Salman, even further at an horrific cost to the Saudi people, and specifically, the people of Yemen, who are dying every day in airstrikes hitting infants; children; women; and the medically fragile elderly; the bombing of NGOs, like Medicins Sans Frontiers, who have been forced to leave Yemen; the poisoning (possibly with weaponized cholera) of Yemen's water system, making way for a plague of cholera; and starvation, because aid ships are not allowed to dock at Yemen's primary port.

Mr. President, a WORD, PLEASE: Do you realize the extent to which you have allowed this man to jeopardize the perception of this country in the Middle East and beyond, by slavishly following his dictates in Yemen?!?!

And that is not all, Mr. President; HATE COMES FROM THE TOP ON DOWN, if you are a Christian, or a Jew, in Saudi Arabia; from that last report commissioned by the former British foreign secretary, Jeremy Hunt, in which the following statement was made: "In Saudi Arabia, the report says, school textbooks “teach pupils religious hatred and intolerance towards non-Muslims, including Christians and Jews”.

MR. PRESIDENT, AND MR. SECRETARY OF STATE, PLEASE WAKE UP, AND SMELL THE ROTTING SMELL OF RELIGIOUS INTOLERANCE HERE, FOR HEAVEN'S SAKE!!

Mar 06 09:15

Coronavirus: Remember the “Fake” 2009 H1N1 Swine Flu Pandemic: Manipulating the Data to Justify a Worldwide Public Health Emergency

Author’s Introduction

On January 30th 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC) in relation to China’s novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) categorized as a viral pneumonia. The virus outbreak was centred in the city of Wuhan, a city in Eastern China with a population in excess of 11 million.

In the week prior to January 30th decision, the WHO Emergency Committee “expressed divergent views”. There were visible divisions within the Committee. On January 30th, a far-reaching decision was taken in an irresponsible fashion without the support of expert opinion at a time when the coronavirus outbreak was limited to Mainland China.

Mar 06 09:13

Who Made Coronavirus? Was It the U.S., Israel or China?

The most commonly reported mainstream media account of the creation of the Coronavirus suggests that it was derived from an animal borne microorganism found in a wild bat that was consumed by an ethnic Chinese resident of Wuhan. But there appears to be some evidence to dispute that in that adjacent provinces in China, where wild bats are more numerous, have not experienced major outbreaks of the disease. Because of that and other factors, there has also been considerable speculation that the Coronavirus did not occur naturally through mutation but rather was produced in a laboratory, possibly as a biological warfare agent.

Mar 06 09:10

China’s Coronavirus: A Shocking Update. Did The Virus Originate in the US?

The Western media quickly took the stage and laid out the official narrative for the outbreak of the new coronavirus which appeared to have begun in China, claiming it to have originated with animals at a wet market in Wuhan.

In fact the origin was for a long time unknown but it appears likely now, according to Chinese and Japanese reports, that the virus originated elsewhere, from multiple locations, but began to spread widely only after being introduced to the market.

More to the point, it appears that the virus did not originate in China and, according to reports in Japanese and other media, may have originated in the US.

Chinese Researchers Conclude the Virus Originated Outside of China

Mar 06 09:04

Turkey Is Forcibly Transporting Migrants to the Greek Border, Pushing Them Across

Editor’s note: Has graduated from simply luring the migrants to the Greek border, and helping them reach (and penetrate) it — to at least in some cases, forcibly transporting them there and pushing them across. Apparently the Turkish border police has in some cases fired tear gas at the migrants to pressure them to attempt to breach the Greek border.

Around 300 migrants from Ankara’s Akyurt Repatriation Center were transported to the border against their will on Feb. 29, said Sad?k Onur Gelbal, the chair of the Ankara Bar Association’s Migrant Rights Center on March 4.

Mar 06 08:16

A Terrifying Scenario: Coronavirus in ‘Quarantined’ Gaza

What if the Coronavirus reaches the besieged Gaza Strip?

While the question carries great urgency for all Palestinians living under Israel’s military occupation, the Gaza situation is particularly complex and extremely worrying.

Nearly 50 countries have already reported cases of COVID-19 disease, one of several epidemics that are caused by the Coronavirus. If developed countries, such as Italy and South Korea, are struggling to contain the deadly virus, one can only imagine what occupied Palestinians would have to face should the virus strike.

In fact, according to official Palestinian reports, the Coronavirus has already reached Palestine following a visit by a South Korean delegation in the period between February 8 and 15, which included a tour in the major Palestinian cities of Jerusalem, Nablus, Jericho, Hebron, and Bethlehem.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

IF this plague hits Gaza, you can bet real money that instead of doing something concrete, top help victims heal, and minimize rates of infection, Israeli officials will "seal off" infected areas, and allow this potentially bioengineered disease to "run its course"; Mengele would have been SO PROUD of this Israeli policy!!

And hey, 30 Palestinian kids who have had to have limbs amputated, because IDF sharpshooters know just how, and where, to aim, to cause these horrendous injuries?!?

"REALLY, NO BIG DEAL!!" - Official IDF souse.

Mar 06 08:02

Forced Islamisation at Swedish School as 9-Year-Olds Confess to Allah in Religious Studies – Reports

According to a disturbed parent, the teacher threatened her daughter with detention if she refused to participate in a lesson that included confessing to the Islamic faith in a letter and prayer.

Söderfors School in Tierp has come under fire for its unorthodox methods of teaching religious studies.

According to the news portal Katerina Magasin, third-graders were forced to confess to Islam and Allah in a letter during a lesson in religious studies. Among other things, the nine-year-olds had to write “I belong to Islam”.

Anamaria von Roteliuc, the mother of a nine-year-old girl, told the magazine the pupils also had to participate in a prayer, while a minaret call was played in the classroom. Furthermore, the children had to colour a mosque on a piece of paper.

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Were I a parent of a kid at that school who had been forced to identify with a religion other than their own, I would pull that kid out of school so fast, as to make the administration's head spin.

I would then either "vote with my feet", and leave Sweden as a "religious refugee", or find a job in another country which does not enforce the teaching of one religion over another in this way.

Mar 06 07:42

SUPER TUESDAY PLAGUED BY LONG LINES, CLOSED POLLING STATIONS AND SYSTEMIC FAILURE

SOURCE: MINT PRESS
Chaos and gridlock again reigned across much of America as fourteen states chose their candidates for the Democratic presidential nomination yesterday on Super Tuesday. Many voters were forced to wait in line for up to six hours as understaffed and poorly equipped polling stations were inundated with voters, particularly in Texas and California, the two largest and most influential Super Tuesday states.

In California, electronic voting systems were unable to connect and experienced severe problems, something election integrity activists had warned was bound to happen. The law dictates that all those in line by closing time must be allowed to cast a ballot. But the technical difficulties meant that many stood in line through the evening for their right to choose. MOVE Texas, an activist focused on youth voter turnout organized lines at Texas State University in San Marcos, handed out pizza and bottles of water to those still waiting.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The "unbridled optimist" in me, desperately wants to believe that all of these problems were "completely accidental."

The "Going on 71 year old realist" in me, however, has lost any possible belief in "coincidence"; and that realist in me constantly asks the question; "Cui Bono" ?!? Who Benefits?!?

Because it sure as heck, was not Candidate Sanders!!

And if you have been living in a hermit's cage, or under the proverbial rock for the last 20 years, I would highly recommend the HBO documentary, "Hacking Democracy", from 2006, which was a cautionary tale of how electronic voting could be rigged way back then; can you imagine the "refinements" coders have been able to insert into these systems in the last 14 years, depending on their geopolitical proclivities, or those of the people who have hired them, to create our "new and improved" electronic voting systems?!?

Mar 06 07:38

2020 interview with an Angel: How does one live a spiritual/religious life when demons are Earth’s ‘leaders’ in government, money, and media/education?

What would an angel say about our war with demonic Earth "leaders" who are looters, liars, and killers in charge of governments, financial systems, and media/education?

Read on if you want the views of a scholar with degrees from Berkeley and Harvard engaged 43 years now in this war that led to two UN summits for heads of state.

Mar 06 07:27

CORONAVIRUS: FRENCH GOVERNMENT SEIZES ALL STOCKS OF FACE MASKS, THOUSANDS STOLEN FROM HOSPITALS

SOURCE: BREITBART
French President Emmanuel Macron ordered the seizure of all stocks and future production of medical face masks in the face of a growing threat from Coronavirus, and a spate of looting of masks from medical facilities.

The China-origin Coronavirus, which has already killed a known 3,190 people worldwide is becoming more established in Europe, with worst-impacted nation Italy’s death toll standing at 79. Neighbouring France has seen a comparatively modest four deaths, but the French government hasn’t baulked at launching a series of sweeping measures under the guise of public health.

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One thing you cannot accuse France's President Macron of being, is "not Draconian enough!!"

So President Macron, a word, please; when you make the possession of something illegal, you immediately create an illegal marketplace for said item; your energy would, most probably, have been better spent, in authorizing the best French manufacturers of these items, to be making these items exclusively for the French government, and paying them intelligently to do so.

By this action, you are stoking fears, and not really doing anything to alleviate the problem; right now, you need the wise counsel of a seasoned Epidemiologist, who can guide your actions to prevent as many infections as possible in France.

And I seriously doubt that this "mask seizure" would have been one of their top recommendations.

Mar 06 07:16

HOUSEHOLD CHEMICAL USE LINKED TO CHILD LANGUAGE DELAYS

SOURCE: EUREK ALERT
COLUMBUS, Ohio - Young children from low-income homes whose mothers reported frequent use of toxic chemicals such as household cleaners were more likely to show delays in language development by age 2, a new study found.

In addition, the children scored lower on a test of cognitive development. These developmental delays were evident even when the researchers took into account factors such as the education and income of mothers, which are also linked to their children's language and cognitive skills.

The findings provide additional evidence of the need for pediatricians and other health care providers to counsel parents of young children to restrict their use of toxic household chemicals, said Hui Jiang, lead author of the study and senior research associate at The Ohio State University.

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"...more studies are needed...." MY ASTROLABE!!!!!

ANYTHING which can hurt kids, in my world, particularly at key developmental phases, is a form of child abuse, period, end of discussion.

Schools, pre-schools, infant care facilities, and churches need to be at the forefront of a movement to educate young women about what chemicals should NEVER be in their homes, and what non-toxic alternatives which "do the job" well, should be substituted for them.

Commercials, and the corporations which buy them, have the luxury of being able to lie to the American people about the potential harm their products may cause; just think about the Monsanto Frankenpesticide, "Roundup", and you have a pretty good picture of how this is allowed to happen.

No mom in her right mind, no matter her income status, would deliberately buy, and use, a chemical which could cause their child developmental delays, which could lead to cognitive problems down the road: NOT ONE!!

Mar 06 06:59

JUDGE DEMANDS UNREDACTED MUELLER REPORT, QUESTIONS BARR'S 'CREDIBILITY'

SOURCE: THE HILL
A federal judge on Thursday ordered the Department of Justice to hand over to him a copy of the unredacted Mueller report and accused Attorney General William Barr of misrepresenting its findings in the days before it was submitted to Congress last year.

Judge Reggie B. Walton, a federal district court judge in Washington, said that he could not reconcile Barr's public comments in April 2019 about the report with the actual findings that former special counsel Robert Mueller outlined.

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Please remember: Judge Walton was appointed to the Federal Court by none other than President George Bush; so this guy's "Establishment Republican Credentials" cannot be disputed, nor can "Establishment Republican Loathing" for President Trump, be disputed, even if he did legitimately win the 2016 election.

This appears to be to be a last-gasp, "desperation on the cusp of madness" try to re-impeach Trump before the November election, to "get him out of the way" for a more Establishment Republican", no matter how badly that candidate may lose the 2020 election.

Mar 06 06:54

Is Prince Andrew Being Protected By The FBI Over His Pedo Affair With Virginia Roberts?

The royal family in the UK is having its very foundations shaken by both the controversial departure of Prince Harry and Meghan and now startling new revelations which compromise Prince Andrew even further, since his “car crash” interview with BBC, over his alleged relationship with a sex-trafficked child prostitute working for Jeffrey Epstein.

Mar 06 06:49

DOD LINGUIST ARRESTED, CHARGED WITH ESPIONAGE FOR SHARING IDENTITIES OF US SPIES WITH HEZBOLLAH

SOURCE: ZERO HEDGE

A US department of defense employee has been arrested and charged with transmitting "highly sensitive classified" information to a foreign national with ties to the Lebanese Islamist militant group Hezbollah.

According to US federal prosecutors, 61-year-old Mariam Taha Thompson told a Lebanese man the names of foreign informants, as well as details of the information they provided to the United States - revealing some of the government’s most closely held secrets, according to the New York Times. Officials say Ms. Thompson endangered the lives of both sources and military personnel.

She was arrested at an overseas US base on February 27.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

There are a couple of questions which immediately spring to mind, following this arrest:

1. What in heaven's name possessed this woman to do such a thing?!?

2. Why was it that the DOD was only able to make this arrest well after "the horse was already out of the barn", as my late maternal grandmother was fond of saying?!? Why were the DOD's concerns not addressed until after the damage was already done?!?

3. And the dramatic "find" of a note under her mattress, when she had to understand that her personal effects would be the most immediately searched?!?

Forgive me, but something here does not pass the "smell test". I have to wonder if this woman is not being "flipped" by the DOD, in search of a far larger, more menacing threat to American security, OR, as is frequently the case with FBI stings, they have demonized her, and made her appear to be far more threatening than she ever was, to prove to a rather skeptical American public, that they are "doing something" to prevent terrorism from striking at the American heartland.

Mar 06 06:28

COCA-COLA ACCUSED OF FUNDING COLOMBIAN DEATH SQUAD

SOURCE: TELESUR ENGLISH
Coca-Cola was accused of hiring hitmen from a prominent paramilitary group between 1990 and 2002 to kill at least 10 trade union leaders.
U.S.-based Coca-Cola company along with more than 50 other companies were accused by Colombian courts of financing terrorism for their ties to the now-disbanded paramilitary organization, United Self-Defense Forces of Colombia, a fact trade union leaders have been denouncing for decades.

The cases against the companies will be heard in a transitional justice tribunal after the peace deal with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia and the government is signed.

Coca-Cola was accused of hiring hitmen from the AUC between 1990 and 2002 to kill at least 10 labor union leaders who were trying to organize Coca-Cola’s plants. U.K. oil company BP has also be taken to court for its funding of AUC, along with kidnapping and human rights abuses.

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Every executive in these companies who "signed off" on these assassinations, should be publicly accused; tried and convicted of their crimes, if guilty; and do hard time in the worst facilities their countries have to offer.

In my world, particularly when working conditions are "crud", labor unions have a legitimate place and a purpose on this planet, and the leadership of these organisations should be dealt with through negotiations; not assassinations.

And NO ONE, no matter how far up the "corporate food chain" they may be, should be allowed to get away with murder, period, end of discussion.

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