Blacks, Jews and You

Blacks, Jews and You

Linh Dinh — The Unz Review Sept 17, 2018

Trotsky's study in Mexico City, 2017. Click to enlarge

Trotsky’s study in Mexico City, 2017. Click to enlarge

Alexis de Tocqueville wrote in 1835, “Among the ancients, the slave belonged to the same race as his master, and often he was superior to him in education and enlightenment. Freedom alone separated them; freedom once granted, they easily intermingled. The ancients therefore had a very simple means of delivering themselves from slavery and its consequences; this means was emancipation, and when they employed it in a general manner, they succeeded.”
When slaves and masters are biologically identical, full equality between them is possible, post-slavery, but if they are physically distinct, what you’ll have is exactly what the United States must endure, for as long as it exists.
Hypothetically, let’s just say the differences between blacks and whites are only skin deep, that they’re exactly the same otherwise, with equal mental and physical potentials, but even if this is true, black Americans will always be branded, by themselves and others, as descendants of slaves, so this alone will eternally cause social division and discord.
Even Africans who arrive long after slavery ended are colored by this crime, shame and endless source of outrage, just as any white is somehow guilty of all the ramifications of racial slavery, even if he’s Irish, Polish, Czech or a fresh-of-the-boat Moldavian who’s never heard of Abraham Lincoln or Martin Luther King.
Blacks as ex slaves and whites as ex slave drivers has become the cartoony backdrop to all American conversations about race, so that any anti-social or violent act by blacks can be explained away by a mainstream media chorus of black apologists.
Michael Brown, for example, couldn’t help but steal a cigar, shove an Indian clerk out of the way, walk down the middle of the street, ignore a white cop’s command to move onto a sidewalk then, most fatally, reach into the cop’s car to grab officer Darren Wilson and his gun. Now, a man of any color in any country who does that is asking to be shot, and if you were the cop, I’m sure you would have blasted your 6-foot-4, 292-pound assailant also, and this is no he said, she said, for Brown’s DNA was found on Wilson’s weapon, which means that he was right on top of Wilson, and not at a distance, with his hands up.
Truth, though, didn’t get in the way of widespread rioting, Brown’s beatification, the birth of Black Lives Matter, Brown’s mother’s appearance at the National Democratic Convention and her publication of Tell the Truth & Shame the Devil: The Life, Legacy, and Love of My Son Michael Brown, whose kindle edition can be yours for only 99 cents at Amazon.
With the Ferguson riot constantly in the news, I often consulted the St Louis Post Dispatch so, by chance, found out about Daniil Maksimenko. A 22-year-old Bosnian immigrant, Maksimenko was delivering pizza when he was fatally shot by three black men. They didn’t want to risk anyone fingering them for stealing a pizza, I suppose. In contrast to Michael Brown’s death, Maksimenko’s meant absolutely nothing to the black apologists that make up our mainstream media, for there was no analysis or debate, and no concern for his devastated family. Granted, black on white crimes are daily occurrences, so this was hardly a special case. In June of that year, a white woman delivering pizza was stabbed 50 times by two black teens in Cedartown, GA. If the races were reversed, you can be sure the entire world would have heard about these outrageous murders.
As a tireless walker, I must have logged at least a thousand miles through hundreds of cities and towns across the United States, so I’ve seen many black ghettos with ruins of Polish, Italian or Irish churches, or Jewish synagogues. It’s obvious the people who built these had every intention of staying there for generations, so it wasn’t because of racism, but the very real fear of being mugged, killed or raped by blacks that they abandoned their fine homes, dear neighborhoods and magnificent places of worship.
I have a close friend from Singapore who two years ago moved to San Francisco, for work, with his Croatian girlfriend. Since they didn’t know the Mission from the Castro, they innocently rented a tiny room in Bayview, which at $1,280, they deemed expensive enough. They lasted but a few days. He emailed me that “it felt dangerous” just to walk through Bayview to their apartment, so they “desperately” fled to Los Gatos. Once more, it wasn’t racism but a healthy survival instinct that prompted these two to hightail from a neighborhood that’s known for its social justice advocates, anti violence murals and colorful death shrines to murder victims.
Trayvon Martin, though, was killed by a half white, half Hispanic, George Zimmerman, who claimed self defense, and an all-women jury, of five whites and a Hispanic, agreed. Although all grew to dislike Zimmerman, they believed he had to shoot because Martin was sitting on top of him, while raining down blows that bloodied Zimmerman.
Commenting on this case, James Howard Kunstler outlines a culture of young black men that “is oppositional to virtually every other group in America, white, Asian, Hispanic, et cetera, and the only response to it from the jittery ‘others’ is a set of excuses for black opposition and failure.” Most incisively, Kunstler adds:
The Civil Rights victories of 1964 and 1965—the public accommodations act and voting rights act—created tremendous anxiety among African Americans about how they would fit into a desegregated society, so the rise of black separatism at exactly that moment of legislative triumph was not an accident. It offered a segment of the black population the choice of opting out of the new disposition of things. Opting out had consequences, and over several generations since then, the cohort of poorer black Americans has grown only more oppositional, antagonistic, and economically dysfunctional—with the sanction of America’s non-black “diversity” cheerleaders, who remain adamant in their own opposition to the idea of common culture.
During segregation, blacks operated their own country, so to speak, with their own banks, hotels, stores and restaurants, etc., so they were self-sufficient, because they had to be. With integration, blacks can take their money to superior, non-black businesses, and that’s why you see almost no black businesses any more, not even in the blackest neighborhoods. Walk through any black ghetto and you’ll find corner bodegas run by Hispanics, Koreans, Chinese or Arabs, bars owned by whites or Asians, fried food takeouts with bullet-proof plexiglass operated by Chinese or Hispanics, and nail salons run by Vietnamese. Even many ghetto barbers are Chinese or Vietnamese.
In every field besides sports, entertainment and politics, blacks are failing spectacularly against all other races, a fact readily admitted to by blacks and black apologists themselves as evidence of America’s racism and oppression of blacks. America is racist, but so is every other country and person, for racism, at core, is merely an extension and manifestation of innate self-love. One loves oneself, family then nation, which is made up of those that share one’s language, above all, as well as culture and history, if not also a physical similarity.
Loving oneself and kind doesn’t mean having a right to violate anybody else, obviously, and if one favors another race over one’s own, then that, too, is racism. No one is color blind.
Rabbi Nechemia Coopersmith explains, “Wherever we go around the world, we feel that instant connection when we bagel each other. And being part of a big global family means each of us has an international network of people who genuinely care and will help each other […] Every Jew is my responsibility; we are different parts to an organic whole.”
If Rabbi Coopersmith had to give a job or some money to a Jew, German, Muslim, Mongolian or Ugandan, who do you think he would choose?
Watching team sports, racism can be diffused because several races may be present on one’s favorite team, but with individual sports, especially combat ones, racism often comes to the fore, for no one likes to see his approximation being humiliated, beaten bloody or knocked out cold, a sight almost as infuriating as seeing, for blacks, Michael Brown lying face-down in the middle of the road. As whites were being whupped by blacks in actual rings, Rocky had to emerge on the screen to stroke white pride. Similarly, yellows are stoked by Bruce Lee, though he’s actually 3/8th white.
In boxing, the competitive yellows are mostly found in the more ridiculous sounding weight classes, such as straw and junior fly, so when an outlier like Manny Pacquiao dominated as a welterweight, billions of yellows went berserk, but boxing, like all other human endeavors, shows that, no, the races aren’t equal. If you can measure between two of anything, one will come up short. None of this is anybody’s fault, obviously, because we didn’t make ourselves, after all.
In multicultural America, there is one race that has a unique historical grievance against it, and this race is also at the very bottom of society, a situation that promises to be permanent, so black rage will only increase, with plenty of abetting from black apologists.
If blacks can be admitted to universities over better students, given contracts over better firms, hired over more qualified candidates and be harder to fire because of a possible discrimination lawsuit, then aren’t they privileged instead of oppressed? Thanks to state-sponsored racism, even a just-arrived Nigerian millionaire, say, can snap up a set-aside minority contract over an Irish whose family has endured poverty in America for centuries.
This preferential, deferential or condescending treatment is necessary, many will argue, because blacks were held down for so long, but affirmative action taints all black achievements and causes much resentment among those who are bypassed to make room for less competent blacks. Shut up already, they were slaves!
There is another race with a claimed historical grievance, but in this instance, it’s against all of Christendom, for Christians looked the other way, assisted or directly murdered six million Jews, it has been drilled into each Western head.
Holding key posts in American banking, judiciary, media, entertainment and government, Jews have lots of leverage, it’s safe to say, so in still white-majority America, “white” has become a dirty word that connotes genocide, pillage, oppression and undeserved privilege. Since no population would demonize itself so liberally, it’s clear whites themselves don’t control their media and academy.
The media aren’t just a brainwashing tool to control your intellectual, psychological, social and political life, but a blackmailing threat dangling over each politician and potential dissident. With media, you can cowe even the most powerful. Moreover, the constant whitewashing of the worst black behavior usefully divides America and outrages the majority into supporting the militarization of the police, which is already being deployed to browbeat all Americans. Quite openly, the police state burnishes its weapons.
To cripple resistance, minds must be corrupted and characters weakened, so it’s no surprise to see American music becoming progressively more degenerate and/or violent, with black hip hop leading the decay. Much of this has been accomplished under the stewardship of Jewish impresarios such as Lyor Cohen, Todd Moscowitz, Jimmy Iovine, Doug Morris, Lucian Grainge and Leonard Blavatnik, etc.
Jewish Jerry Heller managed NWA, or Niggaz Wit Attitudes, who rapped, “I’m sneaky as fuck when it comes to crime / But I’m a smoke ’em now and not next time / Smoke any motherfucker that sweats me / Or any asshole, that threatens me / I’m a sniper with a hell of a scope / Takin’ out a cop or two, they can’t cope with me.”
For a change, you can enjoy Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, another Heller baby, “Jump up on the Bones dick and ride / Pass the pussy on the left hand side / Bone, bone, bone, bone, bone, bone, bone / Bone, bone, bone, bone, bone.”
Very few, though, dare to even whisper about Jewish power. E.A. Ross wrote in 1911, “In his defense of Flaccus, a Roman governor who had ‘squeezed’ his Jewish subjects, Cicero lowers his voice when he comes to speak of the Jews, for, as he explains to the judges, there are persons who might excite against him this numerous, clannish and powerful element. With much greater reason might an American lower his voice today in discussing two million Hebrew immigrants united by a strong race consciousness and already ably represented at every level of wealth, power, and influence in the United States.”
Then too, Jews fought hard for open borders, “The systematic campaign in newspapers and magazines to break down all arguments for restriction and to calm nativist fears is waged by and for one race. Hebrew money is behind the National Liberal Immigration League and its numerous publications […] In order to admit their brethren from the Pale the brightest of the Semites are keeping our doors open to the dullest of the Aryans!”
As we can now see in the US and Europe, Jews will advocate for open borders even when none of their kind is lined up outside, for to dilute each society but their own is an aim in itself.
For such a glancing exposure of Jewish power, Ross has been flushed down the memory hole, Ron Unz believes, and yet, at the risk of joining Mr. Ross, Unz has now published a series of unflinching articles on, among other things, Jewish collaboration with the Nazis, Jewish guilt in JFK’s assassination and 9/11, and, most remarkably, the elaborate Holocaust myth, as propped up by a shoahload of bogus scholarship and hundreds of tear jerking movies. Unz hasn’t just stuck his neck way out, but placed it on the third rail!
Like Gilad Atzmon, Israel Shamir and others, Unz is opposed to the Jewish ideology, with its we’re the chosen people, and goyim are merely beasts in the shape of men, here only to serve us. Unz is certainly not anti-Jews as an ethnicity, for otherwise, he would be against himself and all members of his extended family.
In any case, if the Holocaust was the most shocking atrocity of World War II, why was there no mention of it for nearly 20 years after the war ended? And why did Anne Frank only die after six months in a “death camp”? Unz, “It seems rather odd to me that a young Jewish girl who fell severely ill at Auschwitz would have spent so much time in camp hospitals and eventually die there, given that we are told the primary purpose of Auschwitz and other such camps was the efficient extermination of its Jewish inmates.”
Unz also exhumes Jacob Schiff to show how this Wall Street banker jump started the Bolshevik Revolution, so it was really a deep hatred of Russia, and not any idealism, that triggered the bloodiest chapter in human history. Though only 4% of Russia’s population, Jews made up 80-85% of the early Soviet government, Unz points out, and they dominated the Gulag administration and the terrifying NKVD.
Since this Jewish-dominated regime killed tens of millions during its first two decades, Unz concludes that “in per capita terms Jews were the greatest mass-murderers of the twentieth century, holding that unfortunate distinction by an enormous margin and with no other nationality coming even remotely close. And yet, by the astonishing alchemy of Hollywood, the greatest killers of the last one hundred years have somehow been transmuted into being seen as the greatest victims, a transformation so seemingly implausible that future generations will surely be left gasping in awe.”
To too many, though, this Jewish role in genocide is only a cause for celebration, not shame or remorse. In 2016, the Times of Israel published a gushing portrait of “a strikingly handsome radical-revolutionary, Lev Davidovich Bronstein—otherwise known as Leon Trotsky.” “He founded the Red Army, commanding it with vicious blood-thirsty gusto.”
In Mexico City last year, I visited the home of Trotsky’s brief squeeze, Frida Kahlo, and found it to be an elegant, comfortable and spacious compound. There, I inspected old, large canvases of Kahlo’s ancestors, and noticed, hovering over her daybed, the stern faces of Marx, Engels, Lenin, Stalin and Mao. Bemused, I perused one of Kahlo’s last oils, a self-portrait, as usual, but with a giant head of Stalin, the man who had ordered the assassination of Trotsky. Safe in her wealth, Frida loved both of these world-class butchers.
In the very heart of Mexico City, just on the edge of beautiful Alameda Park, is El Museo Memoria y Tolerancia. Passing by, I noticed a cattle car, of the type that transferred Jews to the “death” camps. Inside, there’s the Holocaust and Tolerance Education Center. As many Mexicans as possible must be inducted into the Jews as greatest victims ever cult.
Like blacks with slavery, Jews use the Holocaust to silence all critics. Thus immuned, they can continue to slaughter Palestinians, wreck more Muslim countries, push refugees into Europe and fragment societies. If you push back, you’re a gas chamber loving Nazi.
Pinched by two eternally aggrieved forces, does the pale huperson even stand a Chinaman’s chance?
Linh Dinh’s latest books are Postcards from the End of America (non-fiction) and A Mere Rica (poetry). He maintains a regularly updated photo blog

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German Doctor Speaks Out Against the Migrant Crisis

Fighting for Justice — Sept 6, 2018

Labour antisemitism row was created by Israel to distract from ‘atrocities’, trade union boss suggests

Benjamin Kentish — The Independent Sept 14, 2018

The leader of one of Britain’s main trade unions has suggested that Israel created the antisemitism row that has engulfed Labour over the summer.

Mark Serwotka, who leads the Public and Commercial Services Union (PCS) and is a staunch supporter of Jeremy Corbyn, told a fringe event at the Trades Union Congress conference that the Jewish state could have “created a story that does not exist” in order to distract attention from “atrocities” he said it has committed.

His comments were condemned by antisemitism campaigners, who said Mr Serwotka should resign over the “despicable” claims.

The comments risk reigniting the row over claims of anti-Jewish abuse in Labour, which has died down in recent days after the party’s ruling executive bowed to pressure to adopt an internationally recognised definition of antisemitism.

Speaking at an event organised by the Palestine Solidarity Campaign, Mr Sertwoka said he “deplored” antisemitism but claimed accusations against Mr Corbyn were the result of “something sinister going on”.

He told the event in Manchester: “I think it is unfortunate that the Labour Party allowed a lot of this to drag on in a way that actually did not help anybody.”

“In a year when Donald Trump has moved the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, in a year when dozens of Palestinians including children were gunned down – unarmed innocent civilians – by the Israeli military, in a year when the Americans are cutting off aid … isn’t it a vile world when, instead of being on the front foot, denouncing these atrocities, demanding an independent and sovereign state for the Palestinian people, we have had a summer of asking ourselves whether leading Labour movement people are in any way antisemitic?”

He added: “I’m not a conspiracy theorist, but I’ll tell you what – one of the best forms of trying to hide from the atrocities that you are committing is to go on the offensive and actually create a story that does not exist for people on this platform, the trade union movement or, I have to say, for the leader of the Labour Party.”

Mr Corbyn has previously called Mr Serwotka his “friend”. The firebrand union leader was expelled by Labour in the 1990s for his membership of a left-wing group and banned from voting in the 2015 leadership contest because the party said he did not “share its aims and values”. He was allowed to rejoin after Mr Corbyn became leader.

Mr Serwotka told trade union members in Manchester there had been “the most systematic attempt to shut down all those advocating justice for the Palestinians in a way that should trouble all those who want to expose injustices”.

He added: “And we fast-forward to this year, and the dominating headline has not been the actions of the Israeli state; it is whether we as a movement have any form of antisemitism in our attitude to Palestinians.”

Euan Philipps, a spokesperson for Labour Against Antisemitism, said: “Mark Serwotka’s speech is a stark illustration of how deeply embedded antisemitism is within the Labour movement.

“To intimate that the Israeli government is somehow responsible for the antisemitism crisis that has torn across the Labour Party this summer is a baseless lie.

He added: “It callously dismisses the serious and legitimate concerns of the Jewish community, while also drawing on antisemitic tropes (including dual loyalty and conspiracy theory) to draw attention from what is a recognised issue of discrimination against Jews across the political left.

“The suggestion that there is a malevolent power manipulating British politics is as absurd as it is offensive.

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Clerical sex abuse: Paedophilia…….or homosexuality?

Irish Savant — Sept 16, 2018

Like an ageing punch-drunk boxer the Catholic Church staggers under an endless pummelling for its role in facilitating paedophile abuse by its clergy. But was paedophilia or homosexuality the real problem? In 2004 the John Jay College of Criminal Justice was commissioned by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops to analyse all the relevant information available from dioceses throughout the country. It found that only 96 of the 4,329 priest offenders were classified  as true paedophiles. It also found that no fewer than 81 percent of the victims were males and most were post-pubescent teens.
Even Newsweek with its liberal defense of homosexual clergy agreed that the “great majority of cases now before the Church involve not pedophilia but ‘ephebophilia’, an attraction to post-pubescent youths”. A Pennsylvania Grand Jury Report came up with similar findings in that the vast majority of victims were males and had reached puberty. The psychiatrist Dr. Richard Fitzgibbons, who has treated large numbers of priests over 34 years said: “every priest whom I treated who was involved with children sexually had previously been involved in adult homosexual relationships.”
autoc-adoptionBut such evidence was quickly brushed aside and clerical sex abuse has become indelibly associated with paedophilia. That’s because the nation-wrecking homosexual agenda is now sacrosanct, beyond criticism. Academic Michael O’Meara wrote that “This subversive ideology now even aspires to re-invent homosexuals as the flowers of society: liberators preparing the way to joy, liberty, fraternity, tolerance, social well-being, good taste, etc. As vice is transformed into virtue, homosexuality allegedly introduces a new sense of play and gaiety to the one-dimensional society of sad, heterosexual males.” Yes, ‘it’s sapiens to be homo‘, and woe betide any critic who puts his head above the parapet.
Which goes some way towards explaining why the program to make paedophilia acceptable now gathers pace. Having deployed it to destroy the Church it’s now safe to de-weaponise, or more correctly re-weaponise it to further the destruction of Western Civilisation.

 

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French army in Deir ez-Zor? Photo shown by media raises questions about France’s role in Syrian war

Russia Today — Sept 16, 2018

Aravis infantry vehicle

A French army vehicle spotted in a photo taken in Deir ez-Zor province has led to questions about the extent of Paris’s involvement in the Syrian conflict. The image was reportedly shared by the US military on social media.

The vehicle in question is a wheeled armored personnel carrier equipped with a turret, which resembles the French army’s Aravis infantry mobility vehicle. It can be seen in the background of the photo, which purportedly shows US troops lending support to Syrian armed groups fighting Islamic State in the eastern province.

#Syrie un #Aravis des forces françaises #France ds une photo @SOJTFOIR US à l’extrême est de l’Euphrate un des derniers réduits de l’#EIpic.twitter.com/frqhLSLUjA

— Wassim Nasr (@SimNasr) 12 septembre 2018

France 24 journalist Wassim Nasr was the first to draw attention to the picture. He said it was released by the US Special Ops Joint Task Force in Iraq and Syria on Wednesday, before being promptly removed – possibly at the request of French authorities.

France is part of the US-led coalition in Syria and has been actively participating in the aerial campaign in the region. Notably, it was involved in a joint airstrike with the US and the UK in April following an alleged chemical attack on Douma, a then rebel-held suburb of Damascus.

The French government, however, has never said that it has troops on the ground in Deir ez-Zor.

But, the military vehicle in the photo has to be French, according to Nasr. “We know for sure that it is a French vehicle because of its mark – it is an Aravis,” he said, adding that “only the French Army and the Saudi Army” have such vehicles, and that the Saudis are not known to be present in Deir ez-Zor.

He also said that similar vehicles have been seen in Syria on “numerous occasions”, in the territories controlled by US-backed militants, such as Manbij. The journalist said that the picture was taken in August of this year. 

While France 24 reported on the issue, neither the French Army nor the US military have commented so far. 

The US Defense Secretary James Mattis, however, told Congress in late April that France had sent special forces to Syria, and “reinforced’ Washington in its fight against Islamic State, but didn’t go into further details. Deir ez-Zor province is one of the few remaining areas of the country where ISIL still maintains a presence.

RT could not independently verify the authenticity of the photo reported to have been shared by the U.S. military.

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“Racist” Smear Used to Justify Displacement of Euro-Canadians

henrymakow.com — Sept 17, 2018

The message here is that people of European origin will be a minority. Click to enlarge

The message here is that people of European origin will be a minority. Click to enlarge

Illuminati Discriminate Against Europeans 

The message here is that people of European origin will be a minority. Click to enlarge

The message here is that people of European origin will be a minority. Click to enlarge

Whoever promises to stop this banker-inspired third-world invasion will win the next Canadian election
Prime Minister Castro-Trudeau (see him making a Satanic hand sign here) smears as “racist” anyone opposed to his immigration policy.
The issue is not immigration but the fact that it is designed to make Canada’s founding European peoples a minority. Castro-Trudeau is a proxy for the Masonic Jewish central banking cartel dedicated to destroying racial and national identity as a step to undermine social cohesion. 
Canada was founded and built by people of European origin. However, by mid-century, they will be a minority. 
In the last 50 years,  immigrants of Asian origin have climbed from 5% to 48% of the total, while immigrants of continental European origin have dropped from 50% to 21% (see chart below). 
“Canadians are dumb driven cattle, obediently following their leaders while casting a wistful glance over their shoulder at what they might have been.”  Historian A.R.M Lower (1889-1988)
Canadians! Phone your Members of Parliament, especially Trudeau and Scheer.

Globalist Traitors Replace Canada’s Founding People  (Updated from Oct. 28, 2017)

TREASON 

by Henry Makow Ph.D.

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The 2016 census released last October documents the racist Illuminati (Masonic Jewish banker) policy to make Europeans a minority in Canada.  In the last 50 years, immigrants of Asian origin have climbed from 5% to 48% of the total, while immigrants of Continental European origin have dropped from 50% to 21%. Immigrants from the British Isles have dropped from 30% to 7%, and US from 9% to 3%.
“More than 60 percent of new immigrants come from Asia (including the Middle East), by far the largest source. Africa, however, has now surpassed Europe as the second-most important source of new immigrants, increasing to 13.4 percent.”
Canada’s visible minority population has jumped from 4.7% in 1981 to 22% in 2016 and is expected to reach 34% in 2036. Europeans will certainly be a minority by 2050 and they are already a minority in Toronto and Vancouver.

 

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New Novichok Scare in Salisbury

Introduction — Sept 17, 2018

Former KGB Spy Explains Why It is Impossible That The Goons Were Putin's SpiesWhile we reserve judgement on what actually happened here it’s worth asking if this scare wasn’t staged in order to keep alive fears of “Russian assassins”. There are many similarities with the Skripals poisoning, including:
* The latest incident occurred at an Italian restaurant in Salisbury, just 300 metres from where the Skripals were poisoned.
* Witnesses said the victims were “Russians”, just like the Skripals.
* Initial symptoms were also reported to be consistent with novichok poisoning
This comes on top of reports that the alleged “assassins” took drugs and hired hookers while in London, which if Ruslan Boshirov and Alexander Petrov were on a mission to poison the Skripals is highly unlikely.
A more probable explanation is that the story is a media smear job while it’s not beyond the bounds of possibility that “crisis actors” were used in this latest incident in Salisbury.

It’s NOT novichok, say police: ‘Russian’ couple fall ill at Salisbury restaurant with nerve-agent symptoms sparking panic as police in hazmat suits keep terrified diners in isolation for HOURS before giving the all-clear

* Italian restaurant was put on lockdown after couple became sick at Italian diner
* ‘Their symptoms were consistent with novichok poisoning,’ police sources said
* Man ‘had a fit in the toilet’ and blonde woman ‘was hysterical’, witness revealed
* Diner who initially called the police said the scene was ‘like Armageddon’
* Another witness said ill pair were Russian, but that hasn’t been confirmed
* It comes just six months after Sergei Skripal and daughter Yulia collapsed in Zizi
* Were YOU at the restaurant? Tell us what you saw, email tips@dailymail.co.uk

Connor Boyd — Mail Online Sept 16, 2018

Forensic investigations at the scene of the crime in Salisbury, Wiltshire. Click to enlarge

Forensic investigations at the scene of the Skripal’s poisoning in Salisbury, Wiltshire. Click to enlarge

A couple fell ill in a Salisbury restaurant last night with symptoms similar to novichok poisoning, sparking panic among diners who were kept in isolation for hours by police who were unsure of the severity of the incident.

The all-clear was given in the early hours of this morning as experts determined the nerve agent was not present – but the cordon remained in place at Prezzo, the restaurant at the centre of the drama, as officers continued working to see if a crime had been committed there.

It was still unclear what had caused the two diners – a man in his 40s and woman in her 30s – to fall ill.  

There’s a suggestion that one of the pair is Russian, according to witnesses in the restaurant and a source at the scene.

The fact the restaurant is just 300 yards from Zizzi, where ex-Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia ate the day they were poisoned with novichok, heightened the tensions.

Witnesses to last night’s drama told how a female diner was ‘hysterical’ after discovering her dining partner had collapsed in the Italian restaurant’s toilets and was suffering a fit. 

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Bono Declares His Racist Hatred of Swedes in Wake of Election

Red Ice — Sept 12, 2018

UK Media Mocks Novichok Suspects Story

Introduction — Sept 15, 2018

Former KGB Spy Explains Why It is Impossible That The Goons Were Putin's Spies
The British media’s readiness to dismiss the account of the two alleged Russian “assassins” is all too reminiscent of the Cold War.
Where’s all the snow? The Mail asks sneeringly in its report on Ruslan Boshirov and Alexander Petrov’s account of their trip to Salisbury. As Craig Murray has pointed out, little snow is evident on CCTV stills of the two in Salisbury because the council had swept snow from the centre of the city by the time they arrived.
However, much of the surrounding countryside, including Stonehenge was still under a blanket of snow. Which may explain why they decided not to visit the prehistoric monument because although buses were running past the world-renowned site it was still closed to tourists.
What about the Novichok found in their hotel room? the Mail asks accusingly, after traces of the nerve agent were allegedly found at the City Stay Hotel in Bow Road, east London. Well, traces of the deadly nerve agent could easily have been placed there AFTER the two had left the hotel they stayed in on their return from Salisbury.
It would have been a simple matter of retracing their footsteps across England and then leaving incriminating evidence along the way. It’s the sort of thing that intelligence agencies do all the time.
However that doesn’t seem to have occurred to the Daily Mail, which buys the official UK government account without question.
If the Mail subjected the official version of events to the same scrutiny it had to Ruslan Boshirov and Alexander Petrov’s account it would have asked:
Could Britain itself have synthesized Novichok?
Map of Wiltshire showing the site of Porton Down and the novichok poisonings. Click to enlarge

Map of Wiltshire showing the site of Porton Down and the novichok poisonings. Click to enlarge

Yes, Britain could indeed have synthesized novichok and where better to do so than at Britain’s main chemical weapons laboratory at Porton Down, which is conveniently situated just a few short miles away from the sites of the poisonings in Amesbury and Salisbury, Wiltshire, almost equidistant between the two.
So what could Britain gain from framing Russia for the attempted murder of Yulia and Sergei Skripal? On the face of it very little but much depends on what the ultimate objective was.
If, for example, they were covertly trying to orchestrate a clash between Russia and the West a great deal could be gained by poisoning the Skripals and then blaming Russia.
For we should be under no illusions about detente with Russia. It is now very much a thing of the past but it only worked while it was of benefit to the elite. While Russia was in effect a moribund monolith seemingly in terminal decline.
Let’s not forget that little more than twenty years ago it seemed as if Soviet Russia had been consigned to the rubbish heap of history. Not only was the disintegrating Soviet Union virtually bankrupt and ruled by an incompetent drunkard in Yeltsin, it was easy prey for predatory oligarchs, who eyed the former superpower like vultures watch a dying buffalo.
However, that all began to change when a non-descript bureaucrat assumed power in 2000. This wasn’t expected. The elite had wanted an oligarch in power who would continue to drive Russia down the road toward debt and disintegration, just as Poroshenko has done in Ukraine.
That was not to be under President Putin however. After first consolidating his position and neutralising threats from other oligarchs, which meant imprisoning some and forcing others into exile, the former St Petersburg bureaucrat began turning Russia around.
I saw evidence of this when I first visited Russia in 2003. Everywhere I saw vestiges of the former Yeltsin era and before that the Soviet Union. In the decaying infrastructure, poorly run services and the limited selection of substandard consumer goods on offer in local supermarkets.
Over the years as I’ve visited I’ve watched that steadily change. The quality and range of goods now on offer in Russian supermarkets has expanded and greatly improved, the infrastructure is better maintained while the speed and efficiency of services offered is better than ever.
And note I’m not talking about what’s on sale at GUM, near the Kremlin, which sells imported name brands to tourists. I’m talking about what’s in stock at your ordinary Russian supermarket.
I can see for myself that things are turning around in Russia in a big way. This is particularly evident in the Russian armed forces, which are now better trained than they’ve ever been, better quipped with weaponry that rivals and in some cases surpasses the best the West can offer, and which is now no longer largely a conscript army. In fact professional soldiers in Russia’s Army now outnumber conscripts.
In plain language Russia is resurgent. This wasn’t something the elite planned for and the build-up of tensions with Russia, the novichok poisoning, Syria et al need to be seen in this context.
What we have now is an ongoing propaganda war with Russia and the following article from the Daily Mail is a prime example. The only difference is that Communism died so why are we now at odds with Russia?
Could that be because Putin won’t tow the line? Is his failure to abandon allies in Syria to head-chopping thugs — covertly employed by the West, Israel and Saudi Arabia to overthrow Assad — be the cause of the growing hostility?
This could indeed result in a military clash with Russia. I don’t think that is what Putin wants but we need be under no illusions about what we face. The problem isn’t Putin or the Russians. If war does ensue it’s because of the machinations of the West’s own corrupt and thoroughly compromised leaders. Ed.

Novichok in their hotel room, no photos of them at the cathedral… and where’s all that snow? Ten GLARING flaws that blow a huge hole in Russian hitmen’s bizarre account of their trip to Salisbury

The suspected assassins were ridiculed after claiming to have been tourists

Sam Greenhill, Martin Robinson — Daily Mail Sept 14, 2018

"Evil Russian" poisoners Alexander Petrov and Ruslan Boshirov caught on CCTV in Salisbury. Click to enlarge

What the Mail describes as the “two Kremlin assassins”, Alexander Petrov and Ruslan Boshirov caught on CCTV in Salisbury. Click to enlarge

The two Kremlin-sponsored novichok assassins ridiculed after claiming to have been ordinary tourists have at least ten gaping holes in their ‘absurd’ story, it was revealed today.

The men, claiming to be Ruslan Boshirov and Alexander Petrov, claimed to be desperate to see the Salisbury Cathedral’s magnificent ‘123-metre spire’ and visited the city twice in three days.

But bizarrely they stayed 127 miles away in an east London hotel even though they insisted they were in Britain to visit its ‘famous cathedral’ and took no pictures.

They also claimed attempts to get to nearby Stonehenge were thwarted, even though a bus was running to the world’s most famous prehistoric monument from outside the station.

And the men claimed snow ‘up to their knees’ cut short their Salisbury trip – even though the weather was sunny and pavements were clear – while they also admitted they may have ended up outside Sergei Skripal’s house by accident.

The pair also failed to explain why they had booked two alternative return flights from London to Moscow – giving them the option of fleeing on Sunday or Monday – a and CCTV suggested that they did not have any luggage with them on their way home to Russia.

Their unlikely story was branded ‘lies and blatant fabrication’ by Theresa May last night, who said it ‘insulted the public’s intelligence’ and was deeply offensive to the victims of the chemical attack.

Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt added: ‘The last time Russian military claimed to be on holiday was when they invaded Ukraine in 2014.’

The men broke cover eight days after their mugshots were issued by Scotland Yard – which has accused them of attempted murder – and Mrs May told the Commons they were intelligence agents from Russia’s feared GRU.

The men told Kremlin-funded state broadcaster Russia Today yesterday they had been on a two-day holiday to Salisbury.

But these ten glaring flaws blow a huge hole in their version of events.

  1. What about the Novichok found in hotel room?

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German minister can’t rule out longer-term military role in Middle East

Reuters — Sept 15, 2018

German Defence Minister Ursula von der Leyen on Saturday said she could not rule out a longer-term deployment of German forces in the Middle East, amid a broader debate about a role for Germany in possible military action Syria.

Von der Leyen spoke during a visit to the Azraq air base in Jordan where some 300 German troops support a refuelling plane and four Tornado warplanes that fly reconnaissance missions as part of U.S. led-coalition operations against Islamic State in Iraq and Syria.

Asked if Germany needed a strategic base in the Middle East, von der Leyen said, “First we must bring this deployment to a successful end. I don’t want to rule the idea out, let me put it this way.”

Von der Leyen and other German officials on Wednesday called for concerted efforts to prevent chemical weapons being used in Syria, and Chancellor Angela Merkel said Germany could not simply look away if such attacks took place.

The German government said it was in talks with the United States and other allies about possible participation in military intervention if chemical weapons were used in attacks on Idlib, the last major rebel-held enclave in Syrian.

The news has divided the German ruling coalition, with the Social Democrats, ruling any such action out unless it is sanctioned by the United Nations.

Germany, under pressure from the United States to boost defence spending and take on more responsibility within NATO, did not take part in April military strikes by U.S., French and British forces on Syria after a chemical weapons attack.

The United States has pledged to surpass that if Syria uses chemical weapons again.

Washington last month asked Berlin about its willingness to participate in military action together with France and Britain if another chemical weapons attack took place. A leaked report about the query has triggered an emotional debate in a country whose Nazi past keeps military action a sensitive issue.

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The Bluffer’s Guide to Bombing Syria

Peter Ford — Russia Insider Sept 15, 2018

Peter Ford, former British Ambassador to Syria, with a rather useful media guide, aptly described as, “The Dirty Dozen: 12 lies they tell you to anaesthetise you for the upcoming bombing of Syria.”
The propaganda mills of the British and American governments – spokespersons, media, think tanks – are working overtime churning out ‘talking points’ to justify the upcoming large scale bombing of Syria on the pretext of use of prohibited weapons.
Here is a guide from a former insider to the top dozen of these lies.

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  1. There are more babies than jihadis in Idlib. As it happens this gem of moral blackmail is untrue. There are twice as many jihadis (about 100,000) as babies (0-1 year) (55,000). What is this factoid meant to say anyway? Don’t try to free an area of jihadis because you might harm a lot of children? The Western coalition scarcely heeded that consideration in razing Mosul and Raqqa in order to crush ISIS. They are still pulling babies out of the rubble in Raqqa.
  2. The reports [of the imminent chemical weapons ‘attack’] must be true because Assad has done it before. False. Since 2013 when Asad gave up chemical weapons under supervision of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) the OPCW have not visited the sites of alleged attacks in jihadi-controlled areas but have accepted at face value ‘reports’ from pro-jihadi organisations like the White Helmets and the Syrian American Medical Society, along with ‘evidence’ from hostile intelligence agencies. In the case of the one site the OPCW did visit, Douma, their report said they found no evidence of sarin, no untoward traces in any of the blood samples taken from ‘alleged victims’ (their term), no bodies and only ambiguous evidence of use of chlorine.
  3. The OPCW report on Douma was flawed because the Russians and Syrians caused delay. False. As documented in the OPCW report delay was caused by UN bureaucracy and jihadi snipers. The inspectors do not say their findings were to any significant degree invalidated by the delay.
  4. Assad uses chemical weapons because they frighten large numbers of people into fleeing. False. They don’t. This desperate argument is trotted out to counter the fact that Assad would have to be stupid to use chemical weapons knowing what the result would be and that he would derive minimal military benefit. To date not one of the alleged chemical attacks has precipitated an exodus any greater than flight caused by the legendary ‘barrel bombs’. The inhabitants of Douma by their own testimonies given to Western journalists were even unaware there might have been an attack until they heard about it in the media.
  5. The OPCW won’t be able to investigate because it won’t be safe. A feeble excuse to preempt calls for establishing facts before bombing. The Turks escort Western journalists into Idlib. They have hundreds of troops there and the jihadis kowtow to them because they control all logistics. The Turks could escort OPCW. And wouldn’t the jihadis be keener than anybody for the inspectors to visit if their claims were true?
  6. The upcoming strikes are not aimed at regime change. False. The plan is to decapitate the Syrian state with attacks on the presidency. Failing that the aim is to make Idlib a quagmire for the Russians. Anything to deprive Asad and Putin of victory, regardless of whether it prolongs the war.
  7. It’s all Russian disinformation. Yeah, like the arms inspectors before the Iraq war who said no WMD in Iraq. Reality: the Russians have got great intelligence on what Western powers with their jihadi clients are up to and are calling out the phoney moves.
  8. There won’t be enough time for parliamentary debate. Pull the other one. Reality: the government are terrified of a rerun of 2013 when Labour and 30 brave Tory MPs voted against bombing, causing Cameron and then Obama to back off.
  9. MPs can’t be told what is planned because it would jeopardise the safety of service personnel. How low can you stoop? Feigning concern for flyers when it’s really just about keeping the people in ignorance of how big the strikes are going to be.
  10. There are going to be massacres/a bloodbath/genocide. False. We heard all this hysteria before Aleppo, before Eastern Ghouta and before the campaign in the South. All vastly exaggerated. The Syrian Arab Army has not been responsible for a single massacre, while the jihadis have been responsible for many (source: quarterly reports of the UN Independent Commission of Inquiry on Syria).
  11. People have nowhere to go. False. The Russians have opened safe corridors but the jihadis are not allowing people to leave. They can still leave for the northern border strip which Turkey controls, where there are camps, and many (including jihadi fighters) will be able to cross temporarily into Turkey.
  12. We can’t tell you which armed groups we support because it would make them targets for Assad. Really? You think he doesn’t know? Isn’t it because you are terrified it will come out that we have been supporting some real head-choppers?

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Greece: “Humanitarian Aid” Organization’s People-Smuggling

By Maria Polizoidou — The Gatestone Institute Sept 15, 2018

  • Emergency Response Centre International (ERCI) describes itself as a “Greek nonprofit organization that provides emergency response and humanitarian aid in times of crisis….” It has reportedly abetted the illegal entry into Greece of 70,000 immigrants since 2015, providing the “nonprofit” with half a billion euros per year.
  • ECRI evidently received 2,000 euros from each illegal immigrant it helped to enter Greece. In addition, its members created a business for “integrating refugees” into Greek society, granting it 5,000 euros per immigrant per year from various government programs (in education, housing and nutrition).
  • With the government of Greece seemingly at a loss as to how to handle its refugee crisis and safeguard the security of its citizens, it is particularly dismaying to discover that the major NGO whose mandate is to provide humanitarian aid to immigrants is instead profiting from smuggling them.
Migrants from Afghanistan clash with Syrians during a food distribution organized by the local football team Olympiacos Piraeus on March 17, 2016 on the pier of the port of Piraeus near Athens, where about 4000 migrants have been stranded for several days. / AFP / PANAYOTIS TZAMAROS        (Photo credit should read PANAYOTIS TZAMAROS/AFP/Getty Images)

Migrants from Afghanistan clash with Syrians during a food distribution organized by the local football team Olympiacos Piraeus on March 17, 2016. Click to enlarge

On August 28, thirty members of the Greek NGO Emergency Response Centre International (ERCI) were arrested for their involvement in a people-smuggling network that has been operating on the island of Lesbos since 2015. According to a statement released by Greek police, as a result of the investigation that led to the arrests, “The activities of an organised criminal network that systematically facilitated the illegal entry of foreigners were fully exposed.”

Among the activities uncovered were forgery, espionage and the illegal monitoring of both the Greek coastguard and the EU border agency, Frontex, for the purpose of gleaning confidential information about Turkish refugee flows. The investigation also led to the discovery of an additional six Greeks and 24 foreign nationals implicated in the case.

ERCI describes itself as:

“[A] Greek nonprofit organization that provides emergency response and humanitarian aid in times of crisis. ERCI’s philosophy is to identify the gaps of humanitarian aid and step in to assist in the most efficient and impactful manner. Currently, ERCI has 4 active programs working with refugees in Greece in the areas of Search and Rescue, Medical, Education and Refugee Camp Coordination.”

In spite of its stated mission and non-profit profile, however, ECRI — according to Greek authorities, has earned considerable sums of money from its serving as a conduit for illegal activities. ECRI evidently received 2,000 euros from each illegal immigrant it helped to enter Greece. In addition, its members created a business for “integrating refugees” into Greek society, granting it 5,000 euros per immigrant per year from various government programs (in education, housing and nutrition). ERCI has reportedly abetted the illegal entry into Greece of 70,000 immigrants since 2015, providing the “non-profit” with half a billion euros per year.

This revelation, however, does not begin to cover the extent of the illegal activities surrounding the entry of migrants into Greece. In 2017, for instance, Greek authorities arrested 1,399 people-smugglers, some under the cover of “humanitarian” operations; and during the first four months of 2018, authorities arrested 25,594 illegal immigrants.

More worrisome than the literally steep price paid to people-smugglers by the immigrants themselves — or that doled out by the Greek government in the form of integration subsidies — is the toll the situation is taking on Greek society as a whole.

According to Greek police statistics, there were 75,707 robberies and burglaries reported in 2017. Of these cases, only 15,048 were solved, and 4,207 were committed by aliens. In addition, the police estimate that more than 40% of serious crimes were committed by illegal immigrants. (Legal and illegal immigrants in Greece make up 10-15% of the total population.)

In 2016, Greek prisons reportedly contained 4,246 Greeks and 5,221 foreigners convicted of serious crimes: 336 for homicide; 101 for attempted homicide; 77 for rape; and 635 for robbery. In addition, thousands of cases are still pending trial.

In a recent heart-wrenching case on August 15, a 25-year-old college student from Athens — on a visit home from his studies at a university in Scotland — was murdered by three illegal immigrants while he was out touring the city with a female friend from Portugal.

The three perpetrators, two Pakistanis and an Iraqi ranging in age from 17 to 28, told police that they first attacked the young woman, stealing money, credit cards, a passport and a cell phone from her purse, but when they realized that her phone was “old,” they went for the young man’s phone, threatening him with a knife. When he tried to fend them off, they said in their confession, they shoved him and he fell off a cliff to his death. After the interrogation, it transpired that the three killers were wanted for 10 additional robberies in the area.

In an angry letter to Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, members of parliament and the mayor of Athens, the mother of the victim accused Tsipras of “criminal negligence” and “complicity” in her son’s murder.

“Instead of welcoming and providing “land and water” to every criminal and dangerous individual with savage instincts,” she wrote, “should the state not think first of the safety of its own citizens, whose blood it drinks daily [economically]? [Should the state] abandon [its citizens] to ravenous gangs, for whom the worth of a human life has less meaning than the value of a cell phone or a gold chain?”

Although those were the words of a grieving mother, they are sentiments widely felt and expressed throughout Greece, where such incidents are increasingly common.

On August 29, two weeks after that murder, six immigrants in northern Greece verbally assaulted a 52-year-old man on the street, apparently for no reason. When he ignored them and kept walking, one of them stabbed him in the shoulder blade with a 24-cm (9.4-inch) knife, landing him in the hospital.

Two days earlier, on August 27, approximately 100 immigrants, protesting the living conditions in their camp in Malakasa, blocked the National Highway for more than three hours. Drivers stuck on the road said that some of the protestors went on a rampage, bashing cars with blocks of wood. To make matters worse, police on the scene said that they had not received instructions from the Ministry of Citizen Protection to clear the highway or protect the victims. Gatestone was told upon further queries, that there was no official statement from the police or the ministry, just the drivers’ statements.

With the government of Greece seemingly at a loss as to how to handle its migrant crisis and safeguard the security of its citizens, it is particularly dismaying to discover that the major NGO whose mandate is to provide humanitarian aid to immigrants is instead profiting from smuggling them. The recent arrest of ERCI members underscores the need to scrutinize all such organizations.

Maria Polizoidou, a reporter, broadcast journalist, and consultant on international and foreign affairs, is based in Greece. She has a post-graduate degree in “Geopolitics and Security Issues in the Islamic complex of Turkey and Middle East” from the University of Athens.

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Syrian military downs Israeli missiles fired at Damascus airport

Press TV — Sept 16, 2018

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Syrian military has announced that its missile defense system successfully intercepted and downed Israeli missiles fired at an airport in the capital Damascus.

The official SANA agency said late Saturday that the military had thwarted an “Israeli aggression,” adding that a number of “enemy missiles” fired at the Damascus International Airport had been dismantled.

“Our air defense systems thwarted an Israeli missile aggression,” a military source told the agency after reports said several explosions had been heard near the airport.

An Israeli military spokeswoman would not comment on the report by SANA.

“We don’t comment on foreign reports,” said the Israeli official, without elaborating.

Israel has become increasingly involved in the war in Syria with attacks on the country’s military and civilian infrastructures over the past few months.

The Tel Aviv regime has launched the attacks as Syria has managed to recapture many areas across the country from the grip of militants.

However, many of those attacks have failed as the Syrian defense system has managed to shoot down missiles fired by the Israelis.

The attack on Damascus airport on Saturday came just a fortnight after Syrian authorities rejected reports about a missile attack by Israel on the facility.

Syria repeatedly claims that Israel has backed terrorist groups since the war broke out in the Arab country in March 2011.

Reports have indicated that militants have been transferred from Syria to the occupied Palestinian territories to receive treatment and training from the Israelis.

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Gloria Steinem: How the CIA Used Feminism to Destabilize Society

henrymakow.com — Sept 16, 2018

CIA agent, feminist leader Gloria Steinem convinced three generations of women to seek power instead of love. This key article is a reminder that modern culture is the product of Illuminati social engineering.
The world is controlled by the satanist central banking cartel which is extending its control over credit into a political, economic and cultural monopoly. This is the true meaning of Communism Hence the censorship we are seeing in the media, internet, and education. The CIA serves the globalist banking cartel which is enslaving mankind by destroying “all collective forces but our own” i.e. race, religion, nation and family (gender.)

Updated from March 18, 2002

by Henry Makow Ph.D.

Feminist leader and CIA agent Gloria Steinem makes a satanic sign to celebrate the murder of her unborn child. Click to enlarge

Feminist leader and CIA agent Gloria Steinem makes a satanic sign to celebrate the murder of her unborn child. Click to enlarge

“In the 1960’s, the elite media invented second-wave feminism as part of the elite agenda to dismantle civilization and create a New World Order.”
Since writing these words last week, I have discovered that before becoming a feminist, Gloria Steinem worked for the CIA spying on Marxist students in Europe and disrupting their meetings. She became a media darling due to her CIA connections. MS Magazine, which she edited for many years was indirectly funded by the CIA.
Steinem has tried to suppress this information unearthed in the 1970’s by a radical feminist group called Red Stockings. In 1979, Steinem and her powerful CIA-connected friends, Katharine Graham of the Washington Post and Ford Foundation President Franklin Thomas prevented Random House from publishing it in Feminist Revolution. Nevertheless, the story appeared in the Village Voice on May 21, 1979.
Steinem has always pretended that she had been a student radical. “When I was in college, it was the McCarthy era,” she told Susan Mitchell in 1997, “and that made me a Marxist.” (Icons, Saints, and Divas: Intimate Conversations with Women who Changed the World 1997. p 130) Her bio-blurb in June 1973 MS. Magazine states: “Gloria Steinem has been a freelance writer all her professional life. Ms magazine is her first full-time salaried job.”
Not true. Raised in an impoverished, dysfunctional Jewish family in Toledo Ohio, Steinem somehow managed to attend elite Smith College, Betty Friedan’s alma mater. After graduating in 1955, Steinem received a “Chester Bowles Student Fellowship” to study in India. Curiously, an Internet search reveals that this fellowship has no existence apart from Gloria Steinem. No one else has received it.
Gloria Steinem now.

Gloria Steinem now.

In 1958, Steinem was recruited by the CIA’s Cord Meyer to direct an “informal group of activists” called the “Independent Research Service.” This was part of Meyer’s “Congress for Cultural Freedom,” which created magazines like “Encounter” and “Partisan Review” to promote a false dialectic, a left-liberal chic to oppose Marxism. Steinem, attended Communist-sponsored youth festivals in Europe, published a newspaper, reported on other participants, and helped to provoke riots.
It was all toward promoting a false dialectic. The same people that are behind Communism are behind the CIA. The other Jewish leader of second-wave feminism, Betty Friedan, was a member of the Communist Party.  Second Wave feminism was spawned by the CPUSA
Steinem was not an unwitting agent or dupe. She was quite aware of the fact that the CIA was pulling her strings. In The Mighty Wurlitzer, author Hugh Wilford elaborates:
“As for Steinem herself, she became witting when she began asking questions about the ISI’s funding, and the undercover CIA officers explained that the Boston grandees and foundations apparently subsidizing the venture were, in fact, pass-throughs for a secret official fund.” (142)

“FREELANCER”

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Fred to Take Wheel of Ship of State

Fred Reed — The Unz Review Sept 14, 2018

White House
I have no choice. I must don the mantle of greatness and take the reins of the country. Desperate times call for desperate measures. I will run for the office of dictator, or President in American parlance.
Readers may ask, “But Fred, what makes you think you are qualified to be President?” To which I respond, “Nothing. But have you seen what we have now? You want a White House with John Bolton in it?”
You see.
I append here a few of the enlightened policies which I will effect. Hold your applause until the end. Interspersed for perusal are a few slogans that I may use to incite your fervor.
One: I will end all policies hostile to Cuba. I will not make life difficult for eleven million perfectly good people to please a ratpack of phony Cubans afflicting Miami. In fact, I will offer Havana a twenty-billion-dollar loan if they will take the bastards back. Cuba poses no danger to anyone. They have good cigars. They should be left alone to live as they please and drink mojitos. If nutcake Republicans protest my policy, I will have them stuffed into an abandoned oil well. Along with the pseudo-Cubans.
Two: Elizabeth Warren will be required to take a DNA test to see whether she is a wild Indian. If she is, she will have to wear feathers. Otherwise, to see a psychiatrist.
We have nothing to be afred of but Fred hisself! Has a classic ring, don’t you think?
Three: I will end the Afghan war in an afternoon, relying on use the exit strategy proposed by James P. Coyne, the Sun Tsu of our age:
“OK, on the plane. Now.”
If Lindsey Graham complains that we need to kill more puzzled goatherds, I will have him inserted into the oil well on top of the Republicans and pseudo-Cubans, with Oprah tamped down on top as a sort of cork. There is nothing in Afghanistan that Americans need or want, except opium products, and private enterprise now provides these in abundance. Check the nearest street corner, or ask your kids.
Four: I will make membership in AIPAC a felony, and remind its members that I could have Oprah temporarily removed from the oil well to make more room. Aipackers can act as they please in their own country–I will not meddle in foreign affairs–but leave ours alone.
Fred! Ahhhhhh…. This has a nicely orgasmic quality that will appeal to the younger demographic. It represents the satisfaction that my rule will bring to the entire country.
Five: I will end all sanctions against Iran. Then I will sell those Persian rascals airplanes and cars and electronic stuff and towel softener and lock them into the American economic system. This will make Boeing and AT&T and Intel love me with the deep sweet love that never dies, at least as long as the money flows, and there will be lots of jobs in Seattle.
Six: I will bring charges of treason against the contents of the Great Double Wide on Pennsylvania Avenue. The evidence is incontrovertible. The first rule of empire is Don’t Let Your Enemies Unite. Everybody who has an empire knows this. Except us. Inside the White House a bunch of apparently brain-damaged political mostly left-overs, suffering from Beltway Bubble Syndrome, push China, Russia, and Iran together like some kind of international spaghetti-grope LGTBQRSTUV threesome. Who are our dismal leaders really working for? China?
A Fred in Every Pot This makes no sense, you may say. No, but we are doing politics. It is almost iambic pentameter, like Shakespeare. It will lend class to my campaign.
Seven: I will keep the F-35 program. It provides a lot of jobs. However, I will but get rid of the airplane. Isn’t this brilliant? Instead of building the thing, workers will dig holes and fill them in, but keep their current salaries. It will improve their health, and make America safer. The fewer dangerous things the children in the Five-Sided Wind Tunnel have, the less trouble it can cause.
Better Fred than Dead! Some readers will dispute this. What do they know?
Eight: I have been urged to end affirmative action on the grounds that things should be done by people who can actually do them. This is racist. I will have nothing to do with it. Instead I will make affirmative action democratic and inclusive. Everyone will qualify for it. Special privilege should not be restricted to a minority. It isn’t the American way.
Fred! Good as Any, Better’n Some. Good thinking.
Nine: I will abolish NATO. America should find a cheaper way to control the vassals. There is of course the bedtime story that NATO exists to confront the Russkies, and only incidentally provides a compulsory market for American armament. Nuts. Russia cannot seem dangerous to anyone who wasn’t dropped on his head at some formative juncture in life. Smallish population, low military budget.
Likewise South Korea, which has twice the population and forty times the economy of the North. If it wants to defend itself, it has my blessing. If it doesn’t, it isn’t our problem.
Tippecanoe and Frederick Too! This may require exhumation, but for this we have backhoes.
Ten: I will make a modest reduction in the military budget, say seventy-five percent. To keep the soldiers happy I will invest in high-throughput roller coasters, a shooting range with BB guns, and really loud speaker systems that say Va roooom and Bangbangbang and fzzzzzzzzboom. These will provide psychic emoluments of martial life without the murder.
Eleven: The money thus saved I will use on pressing domestic problems. LA has 68,000 homeless people on the streets, San Francisco loses conventions because of so many homeless defecating on the sidewalks, Portland has homeless riots,. The lower primates in Antifa and BLM rend such social fabric as any longer exists. Dams are aging. Our trains are out of of the Fifties. And we spend a trillion a year on goddam aircraft carriers?
Fred? Well, Got a Better Idea?
Twelve: As an educational reform, I will have the Department of Education filled with linoleum cement, the occupants being left inside. This will raise the national IQ by at least three points. I will pass an amendment to the fragments of the Constitution saying, “No federal entity or person shall say, think, suggest, or do anything whatever regarding schooling on pain of garroting.” Part of the savings from lowering the military budget will go to purchasing garrotes. The duration, content, and nature of the schools shall be left to localities without exception.
Thirteen: The father of any girl subjected to genital mutilation will be awarded a free gender reassignment operation, preferably with tin-snips. Genital mutilation should be inclusive. The father will then be placed for two weeks in the bottom of a public latrine in Uganda. If this doesn’t suffice to deter the practice, I may be forced to adopt extreme measures. A country that allows such treatment of daughters deserves to go to hell. And seems to be.
Fourteen: I will impose a literacy test for voting. People too dim to find their way home should not be permitted to influence policies they have never heard of and can’t spell. Yes, this might be called illiberal. If so, it will doubtless be the only example of illiberalism in this meritorious list.
Fifteen: In higher education, I will prescribe horse whipping for anyone saying microaggression, white privilege, whiteness, patriarchy, safe space, people of color, racism, any kind of phobia, or “Resist” in a squalling voice with an exclamation point. No curriculum containing the word “Studies” will be permitted.
Sixteen: Anyone prescribing Ritalin for children under twenty-one will be thrown from a helicopter.
In conclusion, I say to my yearning public, There, you, see, there is hope. Together we can do this. See you at the polls.

Introducing! The Fredian Occasional Latin Tour Guide!

America has some fifty-seven million residents of Latin-American descent, mostly citizens. Willy-nilly, they are part of America. Thinking that many Americans might want to know something about them, where they came from, what they do and have done, what manner of wights they be, the Occasional Tour Guide will offer, occasionally, some glimpses. These necessarily will be selective and biased. Putting a continent and a half in a web page would be awkward. I hope that readers will find them interesting, and a remedy to the wonderfuully silly idea that Latin America is a series of wretched hellholes.
Carmina Burana, la Orquésta Sinfónica de Xalapa, a city on th Atlantic coast. The sound quality is poor–what do you want from Youtube and computer speakers?–but it makes the point that not all of Mexican music is banda.
Write to Fred: jetpossum-readers@yahoo.com
To avoid having your email heartlessly autodeleted by antispam software, the the letters pdq anywhere in the subject line. Failure to respond due to volume and bad eyes, not bad manners.
Fred Reed is a former news weasel and part-time sociopath living in central Mexico with his wife and three useless but agreeable street dogs. He says it suits him.
(Republished from Fred on Everything by permission of author or representative)

 

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Syria – Al-Qaeda And Turkey Stage “Peaceful Civilians” Events

Moon of Alabama — Sept 14, 2018

Turkey and other supporters of the terrorists in Syria arranged for fresh Friday demonstrations by “civilians” in Idlib governorate. These are supposed to show the ‘western’ public that the population of the al-Qaeda controlled province is still in favor of the anti-Assad “revolution”.

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Some tweets from yesterday make clear that these demonstrations are a highly choreographed propaganda exercise:

TØM CΛT @TomtheBasedCat – 17:34 utc- 13 Sep 2018

Supposedly, an array of European press agencies with security will enter Idlib city tomorrow to cover some demonstrations there.

Idelb is controlled by Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (HTS), an internationally banned al-Qaeda organization. Turkey, which has friendly relations with al-Qaeda in Syria, will have arranged for the security of the foreign media.

Some prominent people also spoke about the event:

Harald Doornbos @HaraldDoornbos – 19:08 utc – 13 Sep 2018

Interesting. Son of Al-Qaeda co-founder Abdullah Azzam, Huthaifa Azzam, calls on opposition in Idlib not to raise black/jihadi flags during tomorrow’s protest but only revolution flags because there are international journalists on the ground reporting on the protests.

For once al-Qaeda does not want its flag to be seen. The demonstrations must only show “peaceful civilians”.

Sam Heller, now with Crisis Group, caught two voice recordings that were distributed via Telegram. It is not completely clear that these are legit, but they make sense:

Cont. reading: Syria – Al-Qaeda And Turkey Stage “Peaceful Civilians” Events

USAF to use F-35B Lightning II against Russia’s Su-57 and S-400 systems in Syria?

Anton Kulikov — Pravda.ru Sept 13, 2018

Two U.S. Marine F-35B Lightning II Joint Strike Fighters complete vertical landings aboard the USS Wasp (LHD-1) during operational testing May 18, 2015.  REUTERS/U.S. Marine Corps/Lance Cpl. Remington Hall/Handout

Two U.S. Marine F-35B Lightning II Joint Strike Fighters complete vertical landings aboard the USS Wasp (LHD-1. Click to enlarge

The US military intends to use F-35B Lightning II fighter aircraft in Syria. According to experts, this type of aircraft has a potential to intimidate forces of the enemy.

It is expected that the F-35B Lightning II will be able to perform any mission in Syria.  This is the only deck-based aircraft in the Middle East, and the US military may use them for military operations on the territory of Syria, Iraq or Afghanistan.

The US Air Force has never used this type of aircraft in combat action before, the USNI News website wrote. “The deployment of the F-35B into U.S. Central Command is a major milestone for the program and validates the aircraft is in the fight right now, conducting real-world operations; it is actively supporting combatant commanders. We look forward to demonstrating the capability of our newest, advanced stealth aircraft during this deployment,” Capt. Christopher Harrison, a spokesman at Headquarters Marine Corps at the Pentagon, told USNI News on September 12.

The F-35B Lightning II aircraft is equipped with Block 3F software, which enables the maximum use of data transmission lines and increases the weapon delivery potential. According to Harrison, the ability of the F-35 to operate in A2/AD zones with restricted or denied access gives the US an advantage in conducting military operations.

Russian S-400, a successor to the S-300. . Click to enlarge

Russian S-400, a successor to the S-300. . Click to enlarge

The official also said that the United States, unlike in Iraq and Afghanistan, does not have air superiority in Syria, where Russia also deploys her powerful aircraft and air defences. Therefore, it will be hard for F-35s to compete with Russian aircraft in case of a military conflict between Russian and US forces in Syria. In addition, the US fighter jet will not be able to overcome Russia’s S-300 and S-400 anti-aircraft missile systems.

As for the low-visibility technology, the F-35 is inferior to both the F-22 and the Su-57, because the radars of Russian air defence systems operate in a wide frequency range. The manoeuvrability of F-35 aircraft is comparable to that of F-15 and F-16 jets.

The armament of the aircraft also raises questions. For example, the air-to-air close combat AIM-9X Sidewinder missile is incapable of overcoming anti-aircraft missile systems. In addition, the aircraft gun that fires 3300 rounds per minute causes the aircraft to swing horizontally.

Even if US pilots use the onboard radar of the F-35 to detect and avoid air defence weapons, they will come across serious problems, because all of Russian military facilities are protected with a radar field. One should bear in mind the fact that Russia is significantly superior to the United States in the field of radio electronic struggle.
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MAJOR: Russia promised to attack US forces in Syria, U.S escalation likely after Hurricane Florence

Joaquin Flores — Fort Russ News Sept 14, 2018

Russia has warned the US that the SAA and Russian Air Force are ready and prepared to attack US backed terrorist forces at Tanf just last week, even if US forces are present. The US responded in recent days by increasing the number of US forces there from dozens up to several hundred.

Russia has not backed off its warning, and it is acting within international law at the invitation of the Syrian government. The US is occupying a relatively small area within Syria from which it protects the remaining Al Qaeda and ISIS groups in southern Syria. Now things are coming to a boil as the Idlib stand-off intensifies.

It is likely that the US will resume a more hostile stance or attempt some large, headline-grabbing, maneuver after Hurricane Florence. The damage of the Hurricane and the reluctance of Republican politicians to deploy adequate social services and public dollars to help, house, relocate, and assist hurricane victims will add to the pressure on Trump to ‘wag the dog’, and make a bold and dangerous move in Syria. Democrats will use ‘racism’ accusations and the image of Trump as a pro-business miser, to rally domestic support for fresh congressional pressure on Trump. This will co-align with the # NeverTrump congressional Republicans.

In an attempt to derail a political solution to Idlib, US marines have held eight days of unprecedented military exercises with Al Qaeda allied ‘FSA’ forces known also as Maghawir al Thawra, in southern Syria. 

Colonel Sean Ryan, a US military spokesman, described the drills as “a show of force,” saying that the Pentagon had notified Russia through “deconfliction” channels to prevent “miscommunication or escalate tension”. This sudden increase in activity is meant to send a strong message to Russia, Syria and Iran.

“The exercise was conducted to reinforce our capabilities and ensure we are ready to respond to any threat to our forces within our area of operations,’” he noted.

It should also be noted that this ‘area of operations’ is an illegal occupation, created in 2016 in response to the invitation by the Syrian government for Russia to begin an aerial campaign. In what many critics called a simulation or a battle that did not really take place, ISIS forces were defeated by FSA forces, and the US created a base at Tanf, or al-Tanf. From here, the story goes, the US has been training FSA forces, which are long linked to Al Qaeda as an affiliate group.

The US presence in Tanf military base is internationally recognized as illegal, and lacks the permission of the Syrian government. Damascus, Moscow, and Tehran have repeatedly denounced the American military presence in Syria and called on the US to withdraw its marines from the base. However, the US has so far refused to pull its forces out and even moved to deploy hundreds of more marines in Tanf earlier this month.

However, the better known Al Qaeda off-shoot, ISIS, is known to have its operations based from and its forces protected by the illegal occupational US base at Tanf. 

This was confirmed by Syrian officials.

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The eight days of drills ended this week at the US military outpost in Tanf, located 24 km to the west from the al-Tanf border crossing between Syria and Iraq in Homs Governorate, said Colonel Muhanad al Talaa, the commander of the US-backed militant group, Maghawir al Thawra. Thawra claimed the drills were meant to send what he described as “a strong message to Russia and Iran” that the Americans and the militants intended to stay and confront any threats to their presence.

He told Reuters the war games were the first such exercises with live-fire air and ground assault, involving hundreds of US troops and militants operating against the government of President Bashar al-Assad.

The new forces have reportedly joined “special operations troops already based in the garrison” and are going to participate in the drills amid an escalation of US-Russian tensions in Syria and Russia’s military exercises in the Mediterranean.

Russian-Syrian forces could target the illegal al Tanf base. click to enlarge

Russian-Syrian forces could target the illegal al Tanf base. click to enlarge

Russia has warned the Pentagon twice in the past weeks that its forces, together with Syrian troops, were prepared to wage an attack on terrorists in the area where dozens of US troops are stationed – including those in Tanf garrison.

Reacting to Moscow’s warnings, US military officials “bluntly warned Russia and Syria not to go forward with an attack within a 35-mile-wide security zone that the US maintains around Tanf,” Task & Purpose further reported.

The US illegally built the military outpost in early 2016 under the pretext of fighting Daesh terrorists, but it has declared a 55 km-radius “deconfliction zone” off-limits to others, providing a safe haven for at least 50,000 militants and their families in the Rukban camp that lies within it. This includes a safe haven for the very same ISIS (Daesh) terrorists which it falsely claims to fight.

All this comes as US President Donald Trump had previously stated that he wanted American troops out of Syria as soon as possible and has also called for redirecting millions of dollars meant to help rebuild Syria to other military projects.

Therefore, we can connect internal US political dramas, ‘#NeverTrump’, or the rhetoric about further investigations and impeachment against the nominally anti-Syrian war US President, to push his authorization for increased activity in Syria. 

The Al-Tanf offensive (2016) was an alleged offensive launched by the Free Syrian Army backed by the US against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), aiming to capture the Syrian border post-Al-Tanf. In reality, it was a simulated transfer of flags and fighting groups, between two US-backed forces, under the pretext of one group beating and liberating it from the other. The US has justified its presence in Syria not on overthrowing Assad or fighting the SAA, but in supporting the so-called FSA against ISIS. In reality, however, the FSA and ISIS work in tandem in many cases – in cases where they do not always work in tandem, it is not functionally different from various warlords or fighting groups within/between ISIS or within/between FSA fighting each other, which is also an occurrence.

On 3 March 2016, the illusory offensive to capture Al-Tanf began. After several hours of staged fighting, made for media consumption, the Syrian rebels ‘captured’ the border post.

 

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Memo from Ex-Intelligence Officers Warns Trump over Syria

‘Don’t Be Surprised When the Russians Start Firing Their Missiles’

Russia Insider — Sept 14, 2018

MEMORANDUM FOR: The President

FROM: Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity

SUBJECT: Moscow Has Upped the Ante in Syria

Mr President:

We are concerned that you may not have been adequately briefed on the upsurge of hostilities in northwestern Syria, where Syrian armed forces with Russian support have launched a full-out campaign to take back the al-Nusra/al-Qaeda/ISIS-infested province of Idlib.  The Syrians will almost certainly succeed, as they did in late 2016 in Aleppo.  As in Aleppo, it will mean unspeakable carnage, unless someone finally tells the insurgents theirs is a lost cause.

That someone is you. The Israelis, Saudis, and others who want unrest to endure are egging on the insurgents, assuring them that you, Mr President, will use US forces to protect the insurgents in Idlib, and perhaps also rain hell down on Damascus.  We believe that your senior advisers are encouraging the insurgents to think in those terms and that your most senior aides are taking credit for your recent policy shift from troop withdrawal from Syria to indefinite war.

Big Difference This Time

Russian missile-armed naval and air units are now deployed in unprecedented numbers to engage those tempted to interfere with Syrian and Russian forces trying to clean out the terrorists from Idlib. We assume you have been briefed on that — at least to some extent. More important, we know that your advisers tend to be dangerously dismissive of Russian capabilities and intentions.

We do not want you to be surprised when the Russians start firing their missiles.  The prospect of direct Russian-U.S. hostilities in Syria is at an all-time high.  We are not sure you realize that.

The situation is even more volatile because Kremlin leaders are not sure who is calling the shots in Washington.  This is not the first time that President Putin has encountered such uncertainty (see brief Appendix below).  This is, however, the first time that Russian forces have deployed in such numbers into the area, ready to do battle.  The stakes are very high.

We hope that John Bolton has given you an accurate description of his acerbic talks with his Russian counterpart in Geneva a few weeks ago. In our view, it is a safe bet that the Kremlin is uncertain whether Bolton faithfully speaks in your stead, or speaks INSTEAD of you.

The best way to assure Mr Putin that you are in control of U.S. policy toward Syria would be for you to seek an early opportunity to speak out publicly, spelling out your intentions.  If you wish wider war, Bolton has put you on the right path.

If you wish to cool things down, you may wish to consider what might be called a pre-emptive ceasefire. By that, we mean a public commitment by the Presidents of the U.S. and Russia to strengthen procedures to preclude an open clash between U.S. and Russian armed forces.  We believe that, in present circumstances, this kind of extraordinary step is now required to head off wider war.

For the VIPS Steering Group, signed:

William Binney, former Technical Director, World Geopolitical & Military Analysis, NSA; co-founder, SIGINT Automation Research Center (ret.)

Marshall Carter-Tripp, Foreign Service Officer (ret.) and Division Director, State Department Bureau of Intelligence and Research

Philip Giraldi, CIA Operations Officer (retired)

James George Jatras, former U.S. diplomat and former foreign policy adviser to Senate Republican leadership (Associate VIPS)

Michael S. Kearns, Captain, U.S. Air Force, Intelligence Officer, and former Master SERE Instructor (retired)

John Kiriakou, Former CIA Counterterrorism Officer and Former Senior Investigator, Senate Foreign Relations Committee

Matthew Hoh, former Capt., USMC Iraq; Foreign Service Officer, Afghanistan (associate VIPS)

Edward Loomis, NSA Cryptologic Computer Scientist (ret.)

Linda Lewis, WMD preparedness policy analyst, USDA (ret) (Associate VIPS)

David MacMichael, Senior Estimates Officer, National Intelligence Council (ret.)

Ray McGovern, Army/Infantry Intelligence Officer and CIA Presidential Briefer (retired)

Elizabeth Murray, Deputy National Intelligence Officer for the Near East, National Intelligence Council (retired)

Todd E. Pierce, MAJ, US Army Judge Advocate (ret.)

Coleen Rowley, FBI Special Agent and former Minneapolis Division Legal Counsel (ret.)

Ann Wright, retired U.S. Army Reserve colonel and former U.S. diplomat who resigned in 2003 in opposition to the Iraq War

Appendix: 

Sept 12, 2016:  The limited ceasefire goes into effect; provisions include separating the “moderate” rebels from the others. Secretary John Kerry had earlier claimed that he had “refined” ways to accomplish the separation, but it did not happen; provisions also included safe access for relief for Aleppo.

Sept 17, 2016: U.S. Air Force bombs fixed Syrian Army positions killing between 64 and 84 Syrian army troops; about 100 others wounded — evidence enough to convince the Russians that the Pentagon was intent on scuttling meaningful cooperation with Russia.

Sept 26, 2016:  We can assume that what Lavrov has told his boss in private is close to his uncharacteristically blunt words on Russian NTV on Sept. 26. (In public remarks bordering on the insubordinate, senior Pentagon officials a few days earlier had showed unusually open skepticism regarding key aspects of the Kerry-Lavrov agreement – like sharing intelligence with the Russians (a key provision of the deal approved by both Obama and Putin).   Here’s what Lavrov said on Sept 26:

“My good friend John Kerry … is under fierce criticism from the US military machine. Despite the fact that, as always, [they] made assurances that the US Commander in Chief, President Barack Obama, supported him in his contacts with Russia (he confirmed that during his meeting with President Vladimir Putin), apparently the military does not really listen to the Commander in Chief.”

Lavrov went beyond mere rhetoric. He also specifically criticized JCS Chairman Joseph Dunford for telling Congress that he opposed sharing intelligence with Russia, “after the agreements concluded on direct orders of Russian President Vladimir Putin and US President Barack Obama stipulated that they would share intelligence. … It is difficult to work with such partners. …”

Oct 27, 2016:  Putin speaks at the Valdai International Discussion Club
At Valdai Russian President Putin spoke of the “feverish” state of international relations and lamented: “My personal agreements with the President of the United States have not produced results.” He complained about “people in Washington ready to do everything possible to prevent these agreements from being implemented in practice” and, referring to Syria, decried the lack of a “common front against terrorism after such lengthy negotiations, enormous effort, and difficult compromises.”

Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity (VIPS) is made up of former intelligence officers, diplomats, military officers and congressional staffers. The organization, founded in 2002, was among the first critics of Washington’s justifications for launching a war against Iraq. VIPS advocates a US foreign and national security policy based on genuine national interests rather than contrived threats promoted for largely political reasons. An archive of VIPS memoranda is available at Consortiumnews.com

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Hungary: EU Sanctions Vote is ‘Petty Revenge’ for Proving Migration Can Be Stopped

Jack Montgomery — Breibart.com London Sept 14, 2018

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Hungary has received the backing of its anti-mass migration allies in Poland and the Czech Republic following a vote of censure in the European Parliament, which the Central European country’s foreign minister has denounced as “petty revenge”.

“Today’s [European Parliament] decision is the petty revenge of pro-migration politicians,” declared Péter Szijjártó.

The Hungarian suggested that the EU establishment was seeking to make an example of Hungary, which was subject to an Article 7 vote, which could see the country stripped of its voting rights.

This is because Viktor Orbán’s government “proved that there is no need for migration and migration can be stopped” and this angered pro-migration politicians, in Szijjártó’s estimation.

“The decision [to censure Hungary] is yet more proof that there is a pro-migration majority within the [European Parliament]. We already knew this, but today we acquired more proof that they are in majority in the [European People’s Party] as well,” Szijjártó said, referring to the so-called ‘centre-right’ bloc which Hungary’s ruling Fidesz party sits with in Brussels and Strasbourg.

The EU establishment may have a hard time authorising Article 7 proceedings in the European Council, however, as its V4 allies are already stepping forward to say they will veto any attempt to levy sanctions.

“Every country has its sovereign right to make internal reforms it deems appropriate,” declared Poland’s foreign ministry — representing, as it does, an anti-mass migration conservative government facing its own Article 7 tussle with the EU.

“Actions aimed against member states serve only deepening divides in the EU, increasing citizens’ current lack of confidence to European institutions,” the ministry added.

Czech leader Andrej Babis was similarly robust on the topic: “This nonsense just ushers in negative sentiment into the European Union,” he said after the vote.

“I stand behind Orbán. We are allies,” he added.

In any event, the Hungarian government has said it intends to challenge the legality of the parliamentary vote, with Péter Szijjártó claiming that the vote was fraudulent, claiming the EU assembly “adopted the document through voting fraud because they didn’t take abstentions into account”.

According to the Hungarians, the Article 7 vote should have required “the support of 50 percent plus one of all MEPs… and those votes should constitute a two-thirds majority of all those present,” alleging the Parliament disregarded its own rules and ignored abstentions.

 

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