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As Polls Shift in England and Conservatives Start to Lose Ground… Terrorism

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 06:07

by Scott Creighton

UPDATE: Wall of Controversy has left a comment with links to a very interesting article. The page shows how Rupert Murdoch’s Sun magazine posted a slanderous piece about Jeremy Corbyn a few hours after the bombing. It tried to make him look like a terrorist sympathizer. Clearly it was written prior to the attack and sitting on someone’s desk waiting for just the right moment. Talk about collusion.

UPDATE: All campaigning suspended “until further notice” which means Mays’ slide is forced to come to a halt.

Last night in Manchester, England as young people were flocking out of a concert by US singer Ariana Grande, a bomb went off in a subway station (Victoria station) that services the venue that was hosting the event (Manchester Arena)

It was said to have been a suicide bomb.

At time I’m writing this article, the casualty list is already pretty high. 22 are reported as dead with another 59 injured. Though few have been officially identified due to pending notifications and the young age of many of the victims.

Officials report it was a “homemade bomb”. How they figured that so early in the investigation is anyone’s guess.

On Fox News this morning the morning crew sitting on their couch with their coffee table, they were all adequately somber and stoically angered at the senseless attack on young, upper middle class white people in Britain. To prove they meant business, they brought in an Israeli security contractor who proceeded to explain to them that the way you fight this kind of terrorism is by “throwing money at” defense contractors, preferably ones from Israel… like himself. I’m not kidding. That’s EXACTLY what he did and not a single one of those three insipid talking heads on the couch of shame had the nerve to call him out for trying to cash in on the attack and his 15 minutes of fame it bought him.

That in itself should tell you a lot about the kinds of men who become counter-terrorism contractors… or network talking heads for that matter.

I have yet to investigate this event more closely. I will do that today. But I just wanted to point out something odd… yet also altogether too common in these kinds of events and that is the rather odd timing of it all.

Months ago Theresa May called for snap elections so she could strengthen her position in Parliament for the coming years as Brexit unfolds and the Conservatives look to push still more austerity on the people of the UK as D-Day approaches.

The Conservatives enjoy a solid lead but it’s been slipping a bit over the past two weeks as the populist anti-austerity, anti-neoliberal message of Jeremy Corbyn resonates with voters tired of the path Britain is traveling down today.

This past weekend saw a major shift in polling numbers as the party manifestos were released to the public and talk of things  like “dementia taxes” started.

(the source of the image above and also for more updates regarding the upcoming election can be found here)

Ever since May 8, the Tories have been heading in one direction while Labor was heading in another. The trend was building speed and momentum. In Wales, Labor has surged 16 points in a week.

Theresa May is under constant fire from all sides. It’s been a really bad two weeks for her. She speaks in front of small audiences while Corbyn addresses massive audiences. It’s starting to look like Clinton vs. Sanders over there. Or Clinton v Trump for that matter.

And now this.

The Prime Minister has suspended her campaign as a result of the attack. She says it’s “clear” they have been targeted by terrorism and of course Fox News and Sky News over there couldn’t agree more.

It’s important to note, Jeremy Corbyn has a long history of wanted to get Britain out of the coalition of the willing in Syria.

It’s also well known that May has every intention to remain part of the coalition of regime change assets in Syria and there was even a recent article in the Guardian in which they laid out the differences between the two main factions in this upcoming election:

“A vote for the Conservatives is a vote to escalate the war in Syria and prolong the suffering of its people, Labour has said, after it emerged that Theresa May could try to push a motion through the House of Commons on joining military action against Bashar al-Assad if she wins next month’s election…

Labour, the Liberal Democrats, the Scottish National party and Greens are lining up to oppose any escalation of military action against the Syrian president, but May would find it easier to defy them and Tory backbench rebels if the polls are correct that she is on course for a sizeable majority on 8 June.

Thornberry raised the stakes with a warning that backing the Tories was a “vote to repeat the mistakes of Iraq from a prime minister who just last weekend refused to accept that she got Iraq wrong”.” Guardian

Why is it that all of these acts of terrorism in the UK and elsewhere across the globe always seem to happen right as some country is deciding to either dig in deeper in the Middle East or back away? It happened in France (a couple times), it happened in Australia and it happened in Japan.

The purveyors of such things always say that terrorism promotes militarism. When countries get hit, they tend to lean toward a more aggressive stance in foreign affairs. It’s a fact. 9/11 is a good example.

And who is the candidate who’s “tough on terrorism” and wants to get deeper into the regime change game in Syria? You guessed it… the one who happens to be slipping in the polls right now.

Or at least she was.

I know it’s jaded and cynical of me, but less than two months ago a terrorist cell was discovered in France operating out of the German army. An active duty soldier was arrested making ready a false flag attack and the plan was traced up the command line pretty high as I recall. In fact, just two weeks ago another soldier was busted for being part of the plan.

I don’t know who is behind this attack and I am certainly not suggesting Theresa May had any part in it’s planning. But if you think assholes like that Israeli contractor who was on Fox this morning are incapable of doing things like this in order to advance their own ideology when it comes to the upcoming election determining how much Britain is going to “throw money” at them, you are indeed naive.

And then, of course, there is always the Deep State which is certainly very active in Europe these days.

Whatever happened, my heart goes out the victims and their loved ones who suffer right now as a result of this horrendous act.

Terrorism is terrorism. Whether it comes from some Saudi Wahhabist “moderate” head-chopper or your local fusion center, it’s still as rank, still as cowardly.

And for someone to target children? That’s even worse.

Of course, they targeted children a month ago when those buses of refugees were attacked in Syria by our “moderate” head-choppers. The media barely mentioned their suffering. But that’s a different story. Or is it?

Not belittling #Manchester tragedy but a month ago the disgusting media described the massacre of 80+ Syrian infants as a "hiccup". pic.twitter.com/NNUNeJy5Tg

— Syricide (@Syricide) May 23, 2017

It’s a horrible thing these bastards are doing. Trick is, knowing who the bastards are.


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Flashback 1976: The Plot Against Harold Wilson, BBC 2006 (smeared him via accusation of him being an agent of Soviet Union… sound familiar?)

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 10:33

Under a project called A Clockwork Orange, British intelligence services worked with other Deep State agencies from around the world as well as with business leaders to undermine the public’s confidence in various left-leaning politicians including their popular prime minister, Harold Wilson. One smear tactic they employed was to suggest Wilson was an agent of the Soviet Union. The billionaire owners of the press outlets aided in this black propaganda operation willingly.

When they could find no connection between Wilson and the Russians, what they ended up doing was looking at all the trips he took to Russia prior to being elected prime minister and they said the Russians MUST have compromised him on something and are blackmailing him to do their dirty work in Britain.

Sound familiar?

Notice, in the first meeting with the reporters, Wilson reportedly told them “business interests” were conspiring to remove him from office.


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Flashback Dec. 22, 1963: Harry Truman’s Washington Post Op Ed on the CIA

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 09:01

(The original was pulled from the Washington Post archives. This source preserved the text of it)

UPDATE: Tom K. sent me an email which linked to an article written by Ray McGovern in which he mentioned this op-ed by Harry Truman. It’s a good article on how the CIA has evolved into what it is now now.

By Harry S Truman

(excerpt)(emphasis mine)

…For some time I have been disturbed by the way CIA has been diverted from its original assignment. It has become an operational and at times a policy-making arm of the Government. This has led to trouble and may have compounded our difficulties in several explosive areas.

I never had any thought that when I set up the CIA that it would be injected into peacetime cloak and dagger operations. Some of the complications and embarrassment I think we have experienced are in part attributable to the fact that this quiet intelligence arm of the President has been so removed from its intended role that it is being interpreted as a symbol of sinister and mysterious foreign intrigue—and a subject for cold war enemy propaganda.

With all the nonsense put out by Communist propaganda about “Yankee imperialism,” “exploitive capitalism,” “war-mongering,” “monopolists,” in their name-calling assault on the West, the last thing we needed was for the CIA to be seized upon as something akin to a subverting influence in the affairs of other people.

I well knew the first temporary director of the CIA, Adm. Souers, and the later permanent directors of the CIA, Gen. Hoyt Vandenberg and Allen Dulles. These were men of the highest character, patriotism and integrity—and I assume this is true of all those who continue in charge.

But there are now some searching questions that need to be answered. I, therefore, would like to see the CIA be restored to its original assignment as the intelligence arm of the President, and that whatever else it can properly perform in that special field—and that its operational duties be terminated or properly used elsewhere.

We have grown up as a nation, respected for our free institutions and for our ability to maintain a free and open society. There is something about the way the CIA has been functioning that is casting a shadow over our historic position and I feel that we need to correct it.


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Iran reformists sweep Tehran municipal council election

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 08:26

(While Donald Trump groveled at the feet of a brutal dictator, thanked him for his money and condemned Iran to earn favor with the tyrant, Iran held free and fair elections. Just sayin…)

from the Washington Post

Candidates backing reform of Iran’s clerically overseen government swept municipal elections in Tehran, taking all 21 local council seats in the country’s capital while moderate President Hassan Rouhani won a second term in office, authorities said on Monday.

Their win in Friday’s election marks the first time reformists have gained total control of Tehran’s municipal council since such votes began in the Islamic Republic in 1999. Iranian media also reported similar big gains for reformists in other major cities.

While their powers are limited to local affairs, the councils represent direct control of governance by Iran’s 80 million people. Having reformists take control signals a groundswell of support for slowly changing the way government works in Iran, and reflects growing discontent with the country’s hard-liners…

[read more here]


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Flashback 2010: The Washington Post – Top Secret America

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 08:03

by Scott Creighton

Since Sept. 11, 2001, the Deep State has grown exponentially.

Dana Priest with the Washington Post did a study of where it was in 2010 showing a map of the country and all security/intelligence contractors and assets in the various cities and towns they were located in as well as a couple graphs showing how they were intertwined with one another and the various agencies/departments they serve.

Priest had also written about CIA torture facilities called “black sites” in 2005. The article was called “CIA Holds Terror Suspects in Secret Prisons

Dana Priest did a talk about her study in 2011.

Jeff Bezos of Amazon bought the Post in 2013 with some of his CIA money. Now the Post is an appendage of the CIA’s wing of the Deep State, publishing one regime change propaganda piece after another about Russia colluding with Trump to dethrone Hillary Clinton.

Dana still does work for the Post from time to time. Back in Sept. of 2016 she seems to have gotten her mind “right”

Putin wants revenge and respect, and hacking the U.S. is his way of getting it


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Flashback 2014: Mike Lofgren on Bill Moyers – The Deep State Hiding in Plain Sight

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 07:36

“It is how we had deregulation, financialization of the economy, the Wall Street bust, the erosion or our civil liberties and perpetual war,”


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Trump “Prays for the Day” There is Regime Change in Iran and Thanks a Ruthless Saudi Dictator for His Money

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 04:52

by Scott Creighton

It’s Trump’s Brutal Dictator tour 2017!

In a country where slavery is still practiced, the second largest export is Wahhabist terrorism and women are second class citizens, President Trump gave a speech yesterday in which he said he “prays for the day” there is regime change in Iran and he thanked the country’s brutal dictator for his money.

Donald Trump is #Israel's puppet & King Abdallah of #Jordan & the PA's Mahmoud Abbas are traitors. This whole thing is a joke. #Iran #Syria pic.twitter.com/3jNKn3ewIR

— Walid (@walid970721) May 21, 2017

Funny how time changes us, isn’t it Mr. President?

Well this didn't age well, now did it?#TrumpInSaudi pic.twitter.com/TtphoUgO0r

— Sarah Abdallah (@sahouraxo) May 21, 2017

Then our president met with al-Sisi, the brutal dictator of Egypt and praised his choice of foot-wear.

Trump compliments Egyptian leader's shoes https://t.co/Lso5Tw0CD9 pic.twitter.com/qgPIhtYh99

— The Hill (@thehill) May 21, 2017

Then he jetted off to meet with yet another brutal dictator.

Netanyahu: I hope Israeli PM may one day fly from Tel Aviv to Riyadh https://t.co/oCJO88taqa pic.twitter.com/PUb7JZqjMZ

— RT (@RT_com) May 22, 2017

Here’s to all that “CHANGE” you voted for. Same as it ever was, same as it ever was… same..as..it..ever..was.

The "Thanks for the Bombs" Award pic.twitter.com/QibvFRpfIn

— warrior cop (@wyatt_privilege) May 21, 2017


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At the Pentagon, overpriced fuel sparks allegations – and denials – of a slush fund

Sun, 05/21/2017 - 08:34

(An additional 80 million dollars to “train” “rebels” in Syria. All off the books slush fund money with no accountability. 6 billion in all during the ObamaGod days. Not the 2.3 trillion that went “missing’ the day before 9/11, but still, a lot of damn unaccounted for money. What “rebel” activity did that 80 million pay for? Was it all in Syria or was some spent… I don’t know… in France perhaps?)

by Craig Witlock from Stars and Stripes (originally from the Washington Post)

The Pentagon has generated almost $6 billion over the past seven years by charging the armed forces excessive prices for fuel and has used the money – called the “bishop’s fund” by some critics – to bolster mismanaged or underfunded military programs, documents show.

Since 2015, the Defense Department has tapped surpluses from its fuel accounts for $80 million to train Syrian rebels, $450 million to shore up a prescription-drug program riddled with fraud and $1.4 billion to cover unanticipated expenses from the war in Afghanistan, according to military accounting records.

The Pentagon has amassed the extra cash by billing the armed forces for fuel at rates often much higher – sometimes $1 per gallon or more – than what commercial airlines paid for jetfuel on the open market.

Under a bureaucracy that dates to World War II, the Defense Department purchases all of its fuel centrally and then resells it at a fixed price to the Air Force, Navy, Army, Marine Corps and other customers, who pay for it out of their own budgets. The system is intended to reduce duplication and promote efficiency.

The Defense Department is the largest single consumer of fuel in the world. Each year, it buys about100 million barrels, or 4.2 billion gallons, of refined petroleum for its aircraft, warships, tanks and other machines.

The practice of exploiting fuel revenue to plug unrelated gaps in the defense budget has escalated in recent years, prompting allegations – and official denials – that the accounts are being used as a slush fund.

Pentagon officials defended the arrangement. Congress has routinely approved their requests to skim off the fuel-purchasing accounts as a straightforward way to balance the Defense Department’s books. Lawmakers, however, are increasingly questioning the budgeting methods that have enabled the Pentagon to accumulate large windfalls from fuel sales in the first place.

The obscure accounting policy exemplifies the enormous scale and complexity of the U.S. military’s business operations, and how waste and inefficiency in the defense bureaucracy can dwarf what Washington spends on other parts of the federal government.

In recent months, for example, the Pentagon has struggled to explain to Congress why it buried an internal study that exposed $125 billion in administrative waste, including sky-high salaries for legions of defense contractors…

[read more here]


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A Brief Note on the Seth Rich / Kim Dotcom Story : Is He Just Looking for Political Asylum?

Sun, 05/21/2017 - 07:50

by Scott Creighton

When the Seth Rich/Rod Wheeler story broke, I covered it but I also made mention of the fact that the timing was quite suspect (right as a new fake leak came out about Trump) as was the source.

Rod Wheeler has a less-than stellar background when it comes to news items having once gone on Fox News to alert their viewers that 150 lesbian gangs were raging through D.C. with pink handguns, kidnapping and raping your children in hopes it would turn them gay.

Needless too say, I don’t put a great deal of stock in his journalism.

But, if it is the case that the Metro Police and the FBI confiscated a laptop they have not returned, that is an issue that must be resolved. The fact that Rod never claimed to see these emails himself is also troubling to me just as the New York Times making claims about James Comey memos they have never seen is also troubling. To me, it’s hard to take either claim seriously.

Far too many so-called “alternative” journalists are out there attacking the Wheeler claim and anyone who reports on it. They call them “charlatans” because CNN supposedly has an email from Rod Wheeler… which of course, CNN isn’t making public.

I covered the story briefly when it first broke and have left it alone ever since and I did that for a number of reasons, but primarily because of what I just wrote. Wheeler’s history and the fact that he claims to have “sources” and has never seen the emails he reported on as fact. Way too many variables in that for me to take seriously… but again… those who condemn this story while for those reasons while reporting on the validity of the Comey farce are worse than hypocrites… and I am talking to you Young Turks and especially you Michael Tracy… you should damn well know better.

Turns out Rod Wheeler was paid for his contract by another Fox News personality. Some republican business guy who does reports for their business channel (though he now claims he didn’t pay him)

And, as it turns out, the family’s spokesperson who initially denied the Wheeler story, is a DNC public relations contractor who has worked with various candidates of theirs for years. And on top of that, his original denial was worded in such a way as too say “even if there were emails between Seth and Wikileaks, that doesn’t prove anything and they could be fakes”

That led me to believe someone figured there certainly could be some surfacing in the future… which led me to believe that someone was worried the laptop may actually exist.

Why does the family of a random murder victim need a spokesperson in the first place and why did they just happen to pick a spin doctor associated with the DNC?

Why did a republican businessman hire a hack like Rod Wheeler to “investigate” Seth’s death and why the curious timing of this “news” release?

It all seems very contrived to me.

And speaking of contrived…

Now Kim Dotcom has thrown his hat in the ring saying he knew Seth Rich and has evidence that will prove Seth was in contact with Wikileaks. CNN is currently attacking Dotcom while the purveyors of Rod Wheeler’s “breaking news” are trumpeting this latest development as if it’s some kind of huge deal.

It looks to me like Kim Dotcom is looking to make himself the next Jillian Assange. He’s probably shopping embassies in New Zealand right now hoping one of them will offer him asylum since he is supposedly in possession of some kind of “leak”. What he probably wants is protection from extradition to the U.S. to face charges and he figures he can try this move to see if it works.

Let me say this to the H.A. Goodmans out there: a retweet from Julian Assange is not proof of anything. Nor is Wikileaks’ reward offer. This is meaningless drivel. Had Wikileaks been in direct contact with Seth Rich, they would have released the emails by now. Don’t you think?

Just like if there had been real evidence of collusion between Trump and the Russians, we would have seen that by now as well. This is WWE shit. Nothing more.

And you guys are part of it.

Kim Dotcom is the Barnum and Bailey of the internet. He’s an opportunist showman who once claimed he hacked Citibank and gave 20 million bucks to GreenPeace… only.. he didn’t.

Kim Dotcom is a sleazebag self promoter. This is the kind of shit he’s done:

 

He’s a scumbag who ran a number of internet start-up schemes and was busted for insider trading on them. Kinda like the plot of the Wolf of Wall Street. Then he set up a pyramid scheme to sucker in wanna-be movers and shakers. He called it Kimpire.

He’s a sleazebag like Wheeler is. The only difference is, Kim Dotcom is facing extradition to the United States and would appear to be willing to do anything to avoid jail time.

I will say this though… he is right on this count:

CIA = Microsoft
CIA = Apple
CIA = Cisco
CIA = All major US tech companies

— Kim Dotcom (@KimDotcom) March 7, 2017

All that said, he is promising a “big reveal” on Tuesday and I will be interested in seeing what he produces. And there is good reason for that but it has nothing to do with this guy’s credibility, which is nil in my opinion.

There is a war going on inside the Deep State. Would they feed this clown something tasty that could distract from real stories taking place right now? Did one of them feed something to Rod Wheeler to use him to distract from the Trump destabilization campaign last week? I don’t know.

I kinda doubt it. But it seems odd that Dotcom would make up something baseless right now as he is trying to appeal his extradition to the U.S…. unless of course he figures it could be used to garner him some kind of asylum due to his fear of political prosecution as reprisal for his Seth Rich story (which seems pretty plausible for a Kim Dotcom move)

So it could be someone fed him something in order to stir the pot with this Clinton/Rich story.

Could be he’s just trying to add to his diminishing online brand as he has a long history of doing.

And it could be he figures if he gets himself intertwined in this situation, he might be able to parlay it into some kind of “get out of a U.S. jail for free” card.

We will have to wait and see.

I am not going to hold my breath or stake my reputation on it either way. Seth was certainly killed for a reason and we know the Russians didn’t hack the DNC, those files were leaked by someone.

In all honesty, Wikileaks and Assange could very easily be using the Seth Rich story to protect a real leaker and in so doing, they offered up the reward to further the speculation and as a kind of apology to the family of Rich.

We know Assange and Wikileaks are Deep State assets themselves so it’s kind of difficult to make any assumptions about their motives. But if Seth had been in direct contact with them or if the 3rd party guy (who also just happens to be dead now) ever mentioned Seth by name as the source to Wikileaks, you can bet your bottom dollar we would have seen those emails leaked at this point.

What happened to Seth Rich was horrible and I for one believe there is a motive that goes way beyond a failed robbery.

One thing that is certainly possible is he was about to leak proof of election fraud. After all, analyzing election data was his job at the DNC.

Regardless of that there is one other interesting aspect to his case which I just discovered: out of 67 unsolved murders in the Metro D.C. area last year… Seth Rich was the only Caucasian who’s death remains unsolved.

I don’t’ mean for that to be racist, but it is an interesting statistic, is it not? There are a lot of white folks running around D.C. and I’m sure a number of them get murdered every year. Yet Seth is the only one of all of them who’s murder is still unsolved? And it was a botched robbery in a well-off neighborhood with lots of street-side security cameras? At 4am when hardly no one other than the shooter(s) would be leaving the scene?

Anyway you look at it, Seth is but one of 67 un-avenged murders in that city in 2016 and that’s a lot in my opinion. Lot of families without closure. Seth’s is but one.

I wonder how many of the others have DNC spin doctors serving as their spokesman.

You can check out Seth’s flyer here. If you have information please contact the police.. not Kim Dotcom or Wikileaks.

I don’t know what this Kim Dotcom thing is. Probably nothing more than a publicity stunt or some opportunistic move on his part to keep his fat ass out of jail. Guess we will see on Tuesday. If he comes out with something solid, that’s one thing. If he announces an asylum deal with Ecuador, that’s another. I guess only time will tell.

Either way, Seth Rich’s family has still not been given closure on their loss and the mystery remains surrounding his murder.

Let’s hope Kim isn’t as much of a scumbag as I think he is.


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Pentagon Conducts Third Illegal Attack on Syrian Arab Army in 8 Months – Corporate Media Serves As Their Apologists

Fri, 05/19/2017 - 06:47

by Scott Creighton

On Sept. 17th, 2016 – “ US, British, Danish and Australian forces carried out a well-planned (two to three days in the planning stages) and sustained (well over 30 minutes) attack on Syrian troops outside Deir ez-Zor which killed 62 Syrian soldiers and wounded another 100 or so. The Syrian forces at the time were engaged in a fight with “ISIS”, trying to keep them from an airport at that location. “ISIS” wanted the airport for resupply. After the Russians demanded the US-led coalition stop attacking Syrian forces, the US agreed and sat back and did nothing as “ISIS” took advantage of the incident and advanced on the airport” S.C.

On April 6th, 2017 – “While meeting with the president of China, the (Pentagon) launched an illegal and unauthorized attack on the Syrian military targeting the Ash Sha’irat airfield in Homs province, western Syria…. (Pentagon) had no authorization from congress to use military force against the Syrian government or it’s military… A week (earlier) the Secretary of State (the president and the Ambassador to the UN) said that the people of Syria would decide the fate of Assad (which signaled) our efforts to force regime change were over.” S.C.

On May 18th, 2017 – “Yesterday a small battalion size force (~2-300 men) of the regular Syrian army, Syrian National Defense Organization volunteers and Iraqi Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF/PMU of the Kata’ib al-Imam Ali) marched on the road from the west towards al-Tanaf. They were about 23 kilometers away from the border station when they were attack by U.S. aircraft coming in low from Jordan. The U.S. jets directly fired at the convoy, allegedly after earlier giving some “warning shots”. At least one Syrian tank and several other vehicles were destroyed. Six Syrian government forces were reported killed and more were wounded.” Moon of Alabama

In each one of these cases, the Pentagon gave the authorization to attack the military of a sovereign nation absent any directive from the current/former president and they did so in a direct effort to aid either “moderate” rebels or “ISIS” which are fighting against the civilians and the government of Syria in an effort to force regime change.

In each one of these cases, the Pentagon did so in an effort to deliberately undermine international negotiations or existing peace deals between foreign governments and our State Department which were leading toward a deescalation of violence in the country.

When President Trump announced he had given authority to “the generals” to wage war in Syria as they see fit, it was a huge mistake. Since then they have done everything they could to undermine any semblance of normalcy in the country, opting instead to foment more violence and terrorism on behalf of their stated goal of forcing regime change as well as the partitioning of the nation so they can hand over a good chunk of it to their latest “freedom fighters”, the Contras of Syria, the Kurds. The Greater Kurdistan project is still alive and well in their minds.

Yesterday the Pentagon attacked a convoy of Syrian forces who were moving to secure a border crossing at al-Tanaf which is at the nexus of the Syrian, Jordanian and Iraqi borders.

The U.S. and the British have been training terrorists in that area for about a year with the intention to march them up into Syria, to the east, so they can continue to terrorize civilian populations in an effort to depopulate the region and then hand it over to the Kurds.

Last year Sec. of Defense Ashton Carter made that operational plan very clear:

“We have now have momentum in this fight and clear results on the ground… We must ensure that our partners on the ground (freedom fighter Kurds) have what they need to win the fight and then hold, rebuild, and govern their territory (“Rojava”),” Sec. of Defense Ash Carter

Coalition forces have a history of allowing “ISIS” fighters to leave cities where we have them cornered so they can travel to another and depopulate that one as well.

Sky News reports yesterday’s attack on Syrian forces was done to protect U.S. and British troops while over at Slate they pretend they don’t know what the heck is going on.

Meanwhile Slate still promotes the official Pentagon line about the attack.

The Guardian says we attacked “Iran-backed militia men”.

The Telegraph suggests Syria was “advancing on U.S. base in Syria” as if that is some kind of aggressive move on the part of the Syrian Arab Army. For those of you paying attention, the United States can’t have a base in Syria legally, because we are not invited into the country to “fight ISIS”. If we have a base inside Syria, it would be the same as if Cuba set up a base in Miami.

The New York Times says we hit a “pro-government militia” as if they were some sort of renegade rag-tag Ukrainian neo-Nazis or something. Or maybe like “pro-Trump” deplorables?

Interestingly, Syrian military leadership says the attack on the convoy was designed to support “ISIS” because that area is where they are being trained.

Russia and Syria have condemned US airstrikes targeting anti-Daesh forces, saying the “brazen” attacks violate the Arab country’s sovereignty and show Washington’s claims of fighting terrorism are false.  

The US military launched the attack against a convoy of the Syrian military heading towards the border near Jordan where Daesh terrorists are basedPress TV

These are the Islamists the US are training on the #Syria/#Jordan border. The US just attacked anti-#ISIS Syrian forces to defend them. pic.twitter.com/tGYVJdP2TN

— Partisangirl

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The False Equivalence of Comparing Hillary’s Server and Trump Sharing Intel

Wed, 05/17/2017 - 07:52

by Scott Creighton

UPDATE: Aaaaaaaand… right on cue… Cenk Uygur, the unDemocrat Party sheep-dooger, makes the comparison between Trump’s actions and Hillary’s server.

I have heard several well meaning journalists drawing a false equivalence between the story of Trump sharing intel with Foreign Minister Lavrov and Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server. Specifically, these two guys (though they meant well unlike Uygur)

Let me make this very clear… there is no comparison between these two things. It’s not even apples to oranges… it’s apples to adverbs.

According to every report, even the one out of the Washington Post which is the most damning (with no evidence provided mind you), what Donald Trump was accused of doing was providing intel from the Israelis regarding a serious threat centered on “ISIS” using laptops to take out commercial airliners in acts of terrorism. Clearly Russia is attacking “ISIS” in Syria and they could very easily be targeted in this fashion.

On the other hand, Hillary Clinton used a private unsecured email server to handle classified information in order to keep certain communications out of the public record… for her own good.

In the case of what Trump did, he shared intel in an effort to keep civilians from being killed in a horrible way, via an attack on an airliner while in transit.

Hillary Clinton did what she did to save her own ass and to be able to conduct her criminal activity without worry of being discovered.

And let me say this: to those who think it would be more important to protect an Israeli “method” rather than a plane full of civilians… you’re just a horrible monster who knows nothing about the purpose of counter-intelligence. Any agent, worth a damn, would much rather give their life or their operation to save a plane load of civilians. And it doesn’t matter if they are U.S., British, Israeli, Syrian or Russian civilians. Or it shouldn’t.

Now we all know that is a Pollyanna understanding of many intelligence assets out there. A lot of them kill civilians on a regular basis.. which might lead one to ask why the Israelis had some asset hanging out with “ISIS” making bombs in the first place and why the Israelis routinely target Syrian military assets rather than that laptop bomb making facility… but that’s a different question for a different, more in-depth discussion.

Right now, anyone squealing about how illegal it was or how treasonous it was for Trump to share that intel … not only do they not understand the law (president can declassify anything he wants, anytime he wants, to anyone he wants).. apparently they don’t understand what it means to be a human being anymore.

If I was alive during WWII and got wind of some small group planning to bomb a German civilian airliner in an effort to undermine the country’s faith in their Nazi leader… I would share that intel with Hitler himself in an effort to help protect those civilians. Now I know it’s not what we did. I do know what Dresden was. Don’t get locked up in that.

I’m saying this is what I would do or any normal, well balanced human being would do.

I’m also not comparing Trump to Hitler. Reagan is more apt I think. But again… different discussion.

Anyone who says (and I don’t care what side of the fake divide they are on) Trump was wrong to share intel on potential terrorist acts (false flags or not) with the Russians because they are now our adversaries … are simply monsters. They have been made mentally ill by the endless stream of pro-war anti-Russian propaganda and they need to take a step back and look at themselves in the mirror … real fucking hard.

With all due respect to those two Youtubers, there is no comparison between what Trump did and what Hillary did. Trump knew his action would cost him politically, but he did it just the same because it was the right thing to do. Hillary’s action was in spite of the damage it would cause others and in an effort to more freely be able to CAUSE damage to others and she did it for purely self-serving reasons.

Not even close to the same thing. Not even remotely close.


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Cenk Uygur of Young Turks Parrots Baseless Bullshit About “Comey Memo” In Propaganda Video

Wed, 05/17/2017 - 05:15

by Scott Creighton

While Cenk Uygur pretends to be some sort of inner party opposition, he’s actually a sheep-dogging sellout to the establishment Democrats and his stance on Russia hacking the election and controlling President Trump couldn’t make that fact more obvious. There is no evidence of that and the whole thing is nothing more than an attempt by the Deep State to destabilize the current administration and blackmail them into doing what they want him to do. For example, remember how all these establishment hacks said Trump was “the real president now” right after they launched cruise missiles at a Syrian airstrip in response to al Qaeda’s White Helmets’ video about the supposed chemical attack in Idlib? When the Trump administration does what they want, they praise him. When he gets closer to peace deals with Assad or normalizing relationships with folks from North Korea or Russia, they attack. It’s so obvious now, you can’t miss it unless you work very hard to do so.

Yesterday Trump met with President Erdogan of Turkey in the White House. Erdogan is next on the regime change plan because he refuses to allow the Kurds to bust off a piece of Turkey to make up Greater Kurdistan. And again, this is so obvious at this point, you really have to work hard not to see it or understand it.

After the meeting, the two leaders were positive about the outcome. This is called diplomacy folks and it USED TO BE preferable to bombs. But apparently not anymore because immediately after that meeting and their announcements, the New York Times came out with this bullshit story about some memo they didn’t even have in their possession, that was disclosed to them by some anonymous source and it wasn’t even confirmed by James Comey himself.

This destabilizing propaganda came out on the heels of another story, this one from the Washington Post (owned by Bezos who got a $600 million contract from the CIA) about Trump sharing intel with the Russians in his meeting with Lavrov. All sorts of talk about this being a criminal offense flew around the MSM yesterday morning before folks had to finally admit, yes, the president can declassify anything he damn well pleases, legally, if he feels it is in the best interest of the country to do so. Turns out, that intel came from Israelis hanging out with “ISIS” making laptop bombs for use on planes. And Trump sharing that info with Russia makes sense because… Russia is also fighting ISIS and he didn’t want to see Russian civilians killed when they didn’t have to be. This made Israel furious with Trump. Were they planning the next high level false flag? Did Trump thwart it? Is that why they were angry? I don’t know. But I do know, the president has every right to release info to Russia or anyone else for that matter, if he believes it’s in our best interests. And it took me all of 5 minutes to find that out. I’m sure papers with the kind of resources they have on hand, would have taken even less… but they still lied about it being a criminal offense.

With regard to the James Comey memo note: it is not confirmed. The New York Times has not produced said memo and they don’t even say they’ve seen it. According to them, they heard about it second hand from a guy, not Comey, who saw it once. Does it exist? Was the note on the memo written by Comey or someone else after the fact? Does Comey confirm it is legitimate? If so, what did Comey actually think about the statement from Trump at the time? Was it a demand and if so, why didn’t he immediately report it to other authorities? He has never mentioned anything about this alleged offense to anyone in the past. Why does this pop up now?

With all these questions and obvious problems with this latest line of destabilization propaganda coming from the MSM, the corporate MSM and the corporate unDemocrat Party, one would think the head of the “Justice Democrats” would take a second and evaluate the legitimacy of this latest line of attack. But what does Cenk Uygur do? He piles on and spreads this deliberate disinformation to his audience just like CNN, ABC, NBC and MSNBC did. Proving, once again, that Cenk Uygur is nothing more than an establishment puppet trying to earn his way into politics by sucking up to the establishment and parroting their propaganda when it matters most to them.

Cenk just flat out lies when he says Trump brought Comey in and told him to stop the investigation into Mike Flynn. Even according to the Times story, that’s not what he said. One might interpret it that way, if it did happen, if the memo even exists… but one might also say Trump was “hoping” Comey would find Flynn innocent and let the investigation die. The investigation which has produced nothing in terms of evidence by the way.

Then he compounds the lie by making the absurd claim that “it’s obvious Flynn knows something very very important about Trump’s connection to Russia”

Cenk Uygur and his entire “Justice Democrats” hoax is a tool of the establishment. He always has been and this affected visage of him being anti-establishment is nothing more than marketing. When it’s time for him to use his influence to peddle the Deep State propaganda just like the corporate media and the corporate Dems, he does as he’s told because he is their tool, their Cass Sunstein cognitive infiltration of the progressive movement that has turned away from the bought off Democratic Party.

Here’s his video. It makes me sick to think anyone is still fooled by him, the Justice Dems or his meal ticket, Ro Khanna, for that matter.


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CrossTalk: Media At War

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My Rant About New York Times Bullshit Story About Trump (rant means colorful language. you’ve been warned)

Tue, 05/16/2017 - 18:46

by Scott Creighton

UPDATE: Just watched Tucker Carlson talking to Prof. Stephen Cohen talking about this issue and he said the same thing I have been saying for a while now and that is, there is a fourth branch of government (I call it the Deep State) that is trying to influence Trump’s decisions regarding foreign policy and in fact, if true, this is a greater threat to our nation than we have seen in a very long time. And he’s absolutely correct.

God help you if you do this kind of work and want to take 2 hours off to get something to eat and walk your poor dog. Because some lying piece of shit at the New York Times will get their marching orders from someone at the CIA and publish YET ANOTHER baseless accusation against the seated president of the United States in the hope of getting him regime changed… just like they did to Gaddafi, Assad, Saddam, Allende, Morsi and scores of others in the years gone by.

I am just sick to death of these assholes.  I wonder if they actually show up to the meetings with their handlers with knee pads and lube. They should. I wonder if they walk out the door thanking their rapists profusely like the little subservient whores they are.

This story is obscene.

Many of the bullshit stories have been obscene. Obscene in regards to a total and complete lack of common sense and a rabid approach to suck the most destabilization they can get out of em before people sit back, catch their breath and say “Wait. That doesn’t make sense”

This morning’s story about Trump sharing classified intel with the dreaded Russians was bogus at it’s core.

The President has the right AND IN FACT THE DUTY… to declassify ANYTHING HE NEEDS TO, WHENEVER HE NEEDS TO, TO WHOMEVER HE SEES FIT TO… in order to protect American lives and our interests abroad. There is no such thing as him declassifying intel illegally. If he does it, it’s fucking legal. Period. It doesn’t matter what the fuck Rachel Maddow thinks of who he tells it to. She’s a rabid talking head who lies everyday of the week and he is negotiating an end to the Syria regime change operation Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama started.

Now we have a story from the New York Times about some dude who called some other dude at the paper and said “hey look dude. this dude said this about another dude”

It’s not just hearsay… it’s third party hearsay… based on a document that the Times never saw… coming from a source the Times never revealed.

What?! The Times doesn’t have a fucking FAX MACHINE!?! Never heard of scanning and fucking EMAILING!? How bout cell phones and TEXT MESSAGING!? Is that too high tech for the glorious New York Times or do they think we can’t think straight anymore when they say the magic trigger word “TRUMP”?

Let me give you another example:

I HAVE BREAKING NEWS!!! I AM LOOKING AT A PIECE OF PAPER, SOMETHING WRITTEN ON A BAR NAPKIN BY A FRIEND THAT SAYS RACHEL MADDOW, KEITH OLBERMANN AND CHUCK SCHUMER TOLD HER THEY WROTE THE COMEY MEMO WHEN THEY WERE DRINKING AT A GAY BAR IN JERSEY EATING PIZZA AND LOOKING AT CHILD PORN!!!

OH MY GOD!!! WONT SOMEBODY THINK OF THE CHILDREN!! WE NEED AN INDEPENDENT INVESTIGATION!!!

It’s total bullshit. It’s not even journalism. It’s just a destabilization campaign folks. That’s not journalism. Hey look, I got a guy who says he sees a paper written by another guy and it says this… should we run with the story? FUCK YEAH… that’s real JOURNALISM there boys!!!! That’s a Peabody Award if I ever saw one!!!

Bullshit.

First of all, there is no grand jury called… so the president could in fact suggest the investigation be called off. They have been running the damn thing for 10 months now, including tapping people’s phones and they have found nothing except 6 degrees of separation bullshit. If they had anything they would have disclosed it by now.

The Department of Justice is UNDER the Executive Branch, last I checked… which means, technically, the president is the FBI directors boss.

Now, according to the bullshit story from the Times, it would appear that even what they claim, isn’t actually what they claim. Gee. It’s almost as if they carefully wrote it to sound like one thing while they could later say they never really said that. Gee. Almost like a sleazy lawyer made up the whole story.

What they claim is that Comey was talking to Trump alone and Trump said he “hopes” Comey can let this thing go. That is certainly not an order from the president, even if you try to suggest it was a strong suggestion.

But it never happened first of all. Comey never took this to his superiors like he did when he was asked to re-certify the Patriot Act. He threatened to quit over that and did so publicly.

You mean to tell me this knight in shining armor got this demand from the president trying to obstruct justice and he told no one about it? Really?

That’s total bullshit.

This whole story is bullshit and these guys are clearly out of control.

Folks are saying the White House has lost it. I think the corporate media has lost it. From what I hear, Rachel Maddow is foaming at the mouth right now. Someone should arrest her for fucking with those kids. What are you talking about? I have the documents from the guy who knows a guy who saw a guy write something to another guy!!!

Wanna know what this is REALLY ABOUT!

This morning I wrote about all the other things taking place right now that the CIA and the rest of the Deep State want to see scuttled.

After that, Trump met with President Erdogan of Turkey in the White House, they had lunch and seem to have had a productive meeting. Both sides said as much. I’ll write tomorrow about the details. But suffice too say, seems like someone didn’t like the president sitting and talking with the next regime change target. Especially because Trump said he would work with Turkey to get rid of KurdISIS once and for all.

Oh shit… man they had to throw out something quick after that didn’t they.

Anyway sorry for the rant. This is just sickening. I need a break.


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The Seth Rich Story – So What About that Missing Laptop?

Tue, 05/16/2017 - 10:41

by Scott Creighton

UPDATE: When you read this article, keep in mind, when the FBI was investigating the DNC “hacking”… they refused to hand over their servers to the Feds so they could trace who hacked them… AND… Buzzfeed tried to make up a story back in January saying the FBI never asked for the servers for their investigation. Just keep that in mind while reading.

UPDATE: Also keep in mind, the “family spokesman” turned out to be Brad Bauman who just happens to be a unDemocratic Party insider and former communications director for several party candidates. (H/T Debbie at Sane Progressive)

UPDATE: Also, part of the story comes from a federal investigator who says he has read emails between Seth Rich and Gavin MacFadyen that the FBI is in possession of.

“an FBI forensic report of Rich’s computer – generated within 96 hours after Rich’s murder – showed he made contact with WikiLeaks through Gavin MacFadyen, a now-deceased American investigative reporter, documentary filmmaker, and director of WikiLeaks who was living in London at the time.”

Seth was shot and killed while MacFadyen died of lung cancer not long after.

According to this investigator, email communications between Seth and Wikileaks started in Jan. of 2015. An leaked email from John Podesta, published by Wikileaks, seems to suggest he knew of someone leaking information to Wikileaks in Feb. of 2015 and suggested they “make an example of him”

A flashback to an email chain extracted from the ‘Podesta emails’ via Wikileaks in February of 2015, shows just how paranoid the Clinton campaign was about leaks to the press. John Podesta said in an email that he’s ‘definitely for making an example of a suspected leaker whether or not we have a real basis for it’ and that there are ‘stiff consequences for leaking’.

Ok. Let’s get into this a little.

Right now there is a big story about Seth Rich and his missing laptop and the fact that the family’s investigator is coming forward with new info about his murder in D.C. saying he knows there is proof that Seth communicated with Wikileaks before his murder. It’s a big story.

Keep in mind what I always write: nothing happens in a vacuum and right now, today, there is an attack on Trump being leveled by the Deep State. I wrote about it this morning. That is taking place and POOF… we have this story breaking.

Also keep in mind, I have been writing for nearly a year that Seth Rich was certainly assassinated. Maybe it was because he was the source of the DNC leaks (not “hacks”) that were fed to Wikileaks last year… maybe it was because he was GOING to leak info to them about how the DNC stole the nomination from Sanders. I don’t know.

I think it is fair to suggest (since we know that GCHQ and the FBI and everyone else was spying on the Trump campaign and Wikileaks at the time) there is a STRONG possibility that someone “unmasked” Seth’s name taken from an intercepted communication between himself and Wikileaks and it was ultimately that act that got him killed.

Hard too say with the info we have at this point.

But I do want to share with you the story as it was laid out to Fox News 5 today… and also a little more background on the source, Rod Wheeler.

First, this is the breaking news everyone is reporting on:

BREAKING #SethRich was working with @wikileaks to expose the #DNC & was killed by @HillaryClinton pic.twitter.com/ng5WXb5qEa #SAPPHIRENOW a

— Beau Ortiz (@MasoodOzrenka) May 16, 2017

According to the story as told by Rod Wheeler, he is working on the investigation into Seth’s mysterious death. He says he has “sources” inside BOTH the FBI and local D.C. police who tell him there is definitely information on Seth Rich’s laptop that proves he was in contact with Wikileaks before his death.

In a timeline put together elsewhere, they say Seth left a bar he frequents at around 1:50 am. He was shot twice in the back and nothing was stolen from him. Police say it was a botched robbery but there is no evidence of that. They have not released the autopsy report or the video from the security camera that captured part of the event. Rich was alive when he was taken to the hospital where he later died.

In that timeline, there is no mention of the laptop that Rod Wheeler speaks of.

Wheeler says he doesn’t know where the laptop is at this time. It’s either in the local PD or the FBI according to Wheeler.

For the record… Rod Wheeler has a rather checkered past with Fox News.

At one point back in 2007, Rod did a segment with Bill O’Reilly where he said “150” lesbian gangs were running around in D.C. with “pink handguns” terrorizing the city and raping children, turning them gay. Local police officials said they knew nothing of such nonsense and that there was one lesbian gang active in the city and they didn’t have pink handguns.

Another time Mr. Wheeler showed how he knew the difference between Hispanics and Chinese by pulling the corners of his eyes back. He did that on national television.

I tell you that because… according to a Buzzfeed reporter, the family of Seth Rich has denied Mr. Wheeler’s claims. Not really denied them, but rather, kind of “poo-pooed” on them. You might recall it was Buzzfeed who decided to publish the bullshit “Grizzly Steppe” document that purported to prove Donald Trump liked peeing on Russian hookers in beds Obama once slept in.

But in a statement from the family sent to BuzzFeed, the family said: ‘we see no facts, have seen no evidence, we have been approached with no evidence and only learned about [Wheeler’s claims] when approached by the press.’

‘Even if tomorrow, an email was found, it is not a high enough bar of evidence to prove any interactions as emails can be altered and we’ve seen that those interested in pushing conspiracy theories will stop at nothing to do so.

‘We are a family who is committed to facts, not fake evidence that surfaces every few months to fill the void and distract law enforcement and the general public from finding Seth’s murderers.’

The statement concluded: ‘The services of the private investigator who spoke to press was offered to the Rich family and paid for by a third party and contractually was barred from speaking to the press or anyone outside of law enforcement or the family unless explicitly authorized by the family.’ Daily Mail

There is no way to confirm whether or not this statement came from the actual family of Seth Rich. The image of it, posted on Twitter by Alex Campbell, isn’t signed by anyone. It just makes these claims and Alex tells us who made the statement.

But what does seem confirmed in it is that perhaps, some kind of email may exist between Seth Rich and Wikileaks. This “statement” from somebody seems to be readying a new line of propaganda to defend against that possibility, doesn’t it?

Yes, Wheeler is a bit tainted by his previous Fox “News” contributions.

But… if he’s right about the missing laptop, that is a very serious issue because it means the only ones who stole anything from Seth Rich… were the authorities.

If it were a botched robbery like they said… why haven’t they released his possessions back to his family? Why would they hold onto his laptop? Surely they don’t suggest he sent an email to his robbers? It can’t be part of the investigation anymore. So why keep it?

Due to Wheeler’s background, I have a hard time believing him… but that statement up there gives me pause to wonder what this is really about. Though neither Wheeler nor the unnamed “family spokesman” is convincing on their own… but when you put both of their statements together, seems there might be a glimmer of truth peeking out from behind the curtain.

As I have written in the past, Seth was probably killed because he either sent some info about the DNC to Wikileaks or he was about to. And as I have said before, either someone intercepted that communication with Wikileaks or Wikileaks is a honeypot and poor Seth didn’t know it before sending them his stuff. Either way, robbers didn’t kill Seth Rich and then run off with nothing to show for their crime. Someone hit him and someone else is covering up for it in D.C. and the FBI.

Makes you wonder what Trump found in Comey’s office last week, now doesn’t it?

Is there a laptop missing? If so, who has it and why. That’s the question. If Wheeler made this whole thing up like the story of pink handguns and 150 lesbian gangs raping kids and turning them gay… well, it still wont do much damage to the stories about Seth and the DNC leaks. Someone killed that kid and someone else doesn’t want us to know why.

That much we know.

Now let’s see if that laptop shows up someplace.


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