Syria - ISIS Is Defeated - The U.S. Is Next In Line

Syria – ISIS Is Defeated – The U.S. Is Next In Line

Moon of Alabama — Dec 9, 2017

The Islamic State in Syrian and Iraq is officially defeated. The UN resolution which allowed other countries to fight ISIS within Syria and Iraq no longer applies. But the U.S. military, despite the lack of any legal basis, wants to continue its occupation of Syria’s north-east. The attempt to do so will fail. Its Kurdish allies in the area are already moving away from it and now prefer Russian protection. Guerrilla forces to fight the U.S. “presence” are being formed. The U.S. plan is shortsighted and stupid. If the U.S. insists on staying there many of its soldiers will die.

Two days ago the Syrian Arab Army closed the last gaps on the west bank of the Euphrates. Having fought all the way from Aleppo along the river towards the east the Tiger Force reached the liberated Deir Ezzor from the west. All settlements on the way are now controlled by the Syrian government. The remaining Islamic State fighters were pushed into the desert where they will be hunted down and killed.

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Two days ago the president of Russia, Vladimir Putin, declared a “complete victory” in Syria:

“Two hours ago, the (Russian) defense minister reported to me that the operations on the eastern and western banks of the Euphrates have been completed with the total rout of the terrorists,” Putin said.

“Naturally, there could still be some pockets of resistance, but overall the military work at this stage and on this territory is completed with, I repeat, the total rout of the terrorists,” he said.

Today the Iraqi Prime Minister Haider Abadi declared victory and the ‘end of the war’ against ISIS on the Iraqi side:

Our forces are in complete control of the Iraqi-Syrian border and I, therefore, announce the end of the war against Daesh (IS),” Abadi told a conference in Baghdad.

North of the Euphrates the U.S. proxy force SDF had recently negotiated another agreement (42) with the remaining Islamic State fighters there. ISIS allegedly handed over a border crossing with Iraq to the SDF and in exchange was guaranteed free passage through SDF controlled areas. This agreement came after an earlier one in which the U.S. and SDF let 3,500 ISIS fighters flee from Raqqa to fight the Syrian Army in Deir Ezzor. That was a U.S. attempt to delay or prevent the victory of Syria and its allies. It failed.

Shortly after the claimed new ceasefire between the U.S. SDF proxies and ISIS, Russian officers met with officials of the Kurdish YPG, the central force of the SDF. The talks completely changed the situation. In a joint press conference the Kurds and the Russians committed to work together to fight ISIS east of the Euphrates. It seems that the YPG is no longer convinced that the U.S. is willing to do so. The Russians took command and the Russian air forces has since supported the YPG in its fight against ISIS in Deir Ezzor governate on the eastern bank of the river:

“A joint operative staff has been created in the town of Es-Salhiya to provide direct control and organize the cooperation with the popular militia units. Apart from Russian advisors, representatives of the eastern Euphrates tribes are taken part in it,” Poplavskiy said, noting that in the “coming days” the entire territory east of Euphrates River will be free from terrorists.

Mahmoud Nuri, a representative of the Kurdish YPG, stated that the militia “battled ISIS under Russian command very effectively. Kurdish forces have also expressed readiness to ensure the safety of the Russian military specialists operating on the eastern bank of the Euphrates River.

The U.S. is seriously miffed that the Russians are suddenly supporting the U.S. proxy in Syria’s north-east. The U.S. wants to claim the area for itself. (It probably also wants to protect the rest of ISIS there to reuse it when convenient.) The U.S. claims that the Russian air support for the Kurds is violating “coalition airspace”.

The U.S. is not invited to Syria but now claims airspace above the country? The Russians, allied with the Syrian government, are invited to fly there. It is obvious who has a sound legal justification to be in the area and who has not. But the U.S. military hates to confront its own malice, and a competent adversary who knows how to play chicken:

In one instance, two Air Force A-10 attack planes flying east of the Euphrates River nearly collided head-on with a Russian Su-24 Fencer just 300 feet away — a knife’s edge when all the planes were streaking at more than 350 miles per hour. The A-10s swerved to avoid the Russian aircraft, which was supposed to fly only west of the Euphrates.

Since American and Russian commanders agreed last month to fly on opposite sides of a 45-mile stretch of the Euphrates to prevent accidents in eastern Syria’s increasingly congested skies, Russian warplanes have violated that deal half a dozen times a day, according to American commanders. They say it is an effort by Moscow to test American resolve, bait Air Force pilots into reacting rashly, and help the Syrian Army solidify territorial gains ahead of diplomatic talks aimed at resolving the country’s nearly seven-year-old war.

ISIS is gone. There is no justification for any “coalition airspace”. Where please is the “deal” that allows the U.S. to indefinitely occupy north-east Syria as it now officially demands?

The Pentagon plans to keep some U.S. forces in Syria indefinitely, even after a war against the Islamic State extremist group formally ends, to take part in what it describes as ongoing counterterrorism operations, officials said.

There are approximately 2,000 U.S. troops in Syria, along with an unspecified number of contractors supporting them. Last month, the U.S. military withdrew 400 Marines from Syria, which U.S. forces first entered in the fall of 2016.

Officials earlier this week disclosed the plans for an open-ended commitment, known as a “conditions-based” presence.

The Pentagon has said the forces will target parts of Syria that aren’t fully governed by either regime or rebel forces. The military says it has the legal authority to remain there.

The U.S. military has lots of fantasies about “legal authority” and “deals”. We had already noted that such a “presence” in Syria is obviously illegal. The fig leaf of a UN resolution 2249 to fight ISIS no longer applies. Putin intentionally emphasized the “total rout of the terrorists” and the “complete” victory to point that out. There is absolutely no justification for the U.S. to stay. Moreover – the presence there is unsustainable.

The commander of the paramilitary forces which support the Syrian and Iraqi government sent a note to the U.S. to let it know that any remaining U.S. forces in Syria will be fought down:

[T]he commander of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corp Brigadier General Haj Qassem Soleimani sent a verbal letter, via Russia, to the head of the US forces commander in Syria, advising him to pull out all US forces to the last soldier “or the doors of hell will open up”.

“My message to the US military command: when the battle against ISIS (the Islamic State group) will end, no American soldier will be tolerated in Syria. I advise you to leave by your own will or you will be forced to it”, said Soleimani to a Russian officer. Soleimani asked the Russian responsible to expose the Iranian intentions towards the US: that they will be considered as forces of occupation if these decide to stay in north-east Syria where Kurds and Arab tribes cohabit together.

In 1983 U.S. and French military barracks in Beirut were blown up after their forces had intervened on one side of the Lebanese civil war. Several hundred soldiers died. After the attack, the U.S. pulled out of Lebanon. U.S. soldiers staying in north-east Syria can now expect a similar fate.

The U.S. claims that it has 2,000 soldiers in north-east Syria. This after it had claimed that the number was 500.  This new number was announced after it had already pulled out 400 marines and it is still way too low:

The updated figure does not reflect troops assigned to classified missions and some Special Operations personnel, Mr Pahon said.

The U.S. had for months claimed that it only had 500 soldiers in the area. It did not even mention the contractors that follow its troops everywhere. The real number of U.S. personnel must have been ten times as high as the official one. The new official number is “2,000 and some”.  The real new number is likely still above 3,500 plus several thousand contractors. This revelation confirms again that the U.S. military lies whenever and wherever it can.

The now remaining “more than 2,000″ will need tens of tons of supplies each day and the U.S. has no secured supply line into north-east Syria. It is arrogant idiocy to keep the troops there in place. A few roving guerillas can easily choke those supplies. Each of the camps those troops occupy will be a target of external and insider attacks.

The YPG Kurds are already skipping out of their coalition with the U.S. They are now making friends with the Russians who provide them with air-support where the U.S. wants to keep ISIS alive. How much longer will the U.S. soldiers in the YPG controlled areas be able to trust their “allies”?

The Pentagon says that the presence in Syria is “conditions-based” but it does not name any condition that would have to be fulfilled for ending it. General Soleimani seems to believe that a few hundred body bags arriving at Andrews airbase near Washington, DC might be enough condition fulfillment to do the trick.

The situation in other parts of Syria is largely unchanged. The various Takfiri groups in Idelb governate continue to slaughter each other. The Syrian forces will likely hold back their planned attacks into the area as long as their enemies there are devouring each other. But a year from now Idelb, and north-east Syria, will likely be back in the Syrian government’s hand.

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When Washington Cheered the Jihadists

Daniel Lazare — Consortium News Dec 8, 2017

When a Department of Defense intelligence report about the Syrian rebel movement became public in May 2015, lots of people didn’t know what to make of it. After all, what the report said was unthinkable – not only that Al Qaeda had dominated the so-called democratic revolt against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad for years, but that the West continued to support the jihadis regardless, even to the point of backing their goal of creating a Sunni Salafist principality in the eastern deserts.

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A still image of Foley’s purported beheading. Click to enlarge

The United States lining up behind Sunni terrorism – how could this be? How could a nice liberal like Barack Obama team up with the same people who had brought down the World Trade Center?

It was impossible, which perhaps explains why the report remained a non-story long after it was released courtesy of a Judicial Watch freedom-of-information lawsuit. The New York Times didn’t mention it until six months later while the Washington Post waited more than a year before dismissing it as “loopy” and “relatively unimportant.” With ISIS rampaging across much of Syria and Iraq, no one wanted to admit that U.S. attitudes were ever anything other than hostile.

But three years earlier, when the Defense Intelligence Agency was compiling the report, attitudes were different. Jihadis were heroes rather than terrorists, and all the experts agreed that they were a low-risk, high-yield way of removing Assad from office.

After spending five days with a Syrian rebel unit, for instance, New York Times reporter C.J. Chivers wrote that the group “mixes paramilitary discipline, civilian policing, Islamic law, and the harsh demands of necessity with battlefield coldness and outright cunning.”

Paul Salem, director of the Carnegie Middle East Center in Beirut, assured the Washington Post that “al Qaeda is a fringe element” among the rebels, while, not to be outdone, the gossip site Buzzfeed published a pin-up of a “ridiculously photogenic” jihadi toting an RPG.

“Hey girl,” said the subhead. “Nothing sexier than fighting the oppression of tyranny.”

And then there was Foreign Policy, the magazine founded by neocon guru Samuel P. Huntington, which was most enthusiastic of all. Gary Gambill’s Two Cheers for Syrian Islamists,” which ran on the FP website just a couple of weeks after the DIA report was completed, didn’t distort the facts or make stuff up in any obvious way. Nonetheless, it is a classic of U.S. propaganda. Its subhead glibly observed: “So the rebels aren’t secular Jeffersonians. As far as America is concerned, it doesn’t much matter.”

Assessing the Damage

Five years later, it’s worth a second look to see how Washington uses self-serving logic to reduce an entire nation to rubble.

First a bit of background. After displacing France and Britain as the region’s prime imperial overlord during the 1956 Suez Crisis and then breaking with Egyptian President Gamal Abdel Nasser a few years later, the United States committed itself to the goal of defeating Arab nationalism and Soviet Communism, two sides of the same coin as far as Washington was concerned. Over the next half-century, this would mean steering Egypt to the right with assistance from the Saudis, isolating Libyan strongman Muammar Gaddafi, and doing what it could to undermine the Syrian Baathist regime as well.

William Roebuck, the American embassy’s chargé d’affaires in Damascus, thus urged Washington in 2006 to coordinate with Egypt and Saudi Arabia to encourage Sunni Syrian fears of Shi‘ite Iranian proselytizing even though such concerns are “often exaggerated.” It was akin to playing up fears of Jewish dominance in the 1930s in coordination with Nazi Germany.

A year later, former NATO commander Wesley Clark learned of a classified Defense Department memo stating that U.S. policy was now to “attack and destroy the governments in seven countries in five years,” first Iraq, then Syria, Lebanon, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, and Iran. (Quote starts at 2:07.)

Since the United States didn’t like what such governments were doing, the solution was to install more pliable ones in their place. Hence Washington’s joy when the Arab Spring struck Syria in March 2011 and it appeared that protesters would soon topple the Baathists on their own.

Even when lofty democratic rhetoric gave way to ominous sectarian chants of “Christians to Beirut, Alawites to the coffin,” U.S. enthusiasm remained strong. With Sunnis accounting for perhaps 60 percent of the population, strategists figured that there was no way Assad could hold out against religious outrage welling up from below.

Enter Gambill and the FP. The big news, his article began, is that secularists are no longer in command of the burgeoning Syrian rebel movement and that Sunni Islamists are taking the lead instead. As unfortunate as this might seem, he argued that such a development was both unavoidable and far from entirely negative.

“Islamist political ascendancy is inevitable in a majority Sunni Muslim country brutalized for more than four decades by a secular minoritarian dictatorship,” he wrote in reference to the Baathists. “Moreover, enormous financial resources are pouring in from the Arab-Islamic world to promote explicitly Islamist resistance to Assad’s Alawite-dominated, Iranian-backed regime.”

So the answer was not to oppose the Islamists but to use them. Even though “the Islamist surge will not be a picnic for the Syrian people,” Gambill said, “it has two important silver linings for US interests.” One is that the jihadis “are simply more effective fighters than their secular counterparts” thanks to their skill with “suicide bombings and roadside bombs.”

The other is that a Sunni Islamist victory in Syria will result in “a full-blown strategic defeat” for Iran, thereby putting Washington at least part way toward fulfilling the seven-country demolition job discussed by Wesley Clark.

“So long as Syrian jihadis are committed to fighting Iran and its Arab proxies,” the article concluded, “we should quietly root for them – while keeping our distance from a conflict that is going to get very ugly before the smoke clears. There will be plenty of time to tame the beast after Iran’s regional hegemonic ambitions have gone down in flames.”

Deals with the Devil

The U.S. would settle with the jihadis only after the jihadis had settled with Assad. The good would ultimately outweigh the bad. This kind of self-centered moral calculus would not have mattered had Gambill only spoken for himself. But he didn’t. Rather, he was expressing the viewpoint of Official Washington in general, which is why the ultra-respectable FP ran his piece in the first place.

Obama King Salman bin Abdulazizal-Saud- of Saudi Arabia and ISIS fighters. Click to enlarge

Obama King Salman bin Abdulazizal-Saud- of Saudi Arabia and ISIS fighters. Click to enlarge

The Islamists were something America could employ to their advantage and then throw away like a squeezed lemon. A few Syrians would suffer, but America would win, and that’s all that counts.

The parallels with the DIA are striking. “The west, gulf countries, and Turkey support the opposition,” the intelligence report declared, even though “the Salafist[s], the Muslim Brotherhood, and AQI [i.e. Al Qaeda in Iraq] are the major forces driving the insurgency.”

Where Gambill predicted that “Assad and his minions will likely retreat to northwestern Syria,” the DIA speculated that the jihadis might establish “a declared or undeclared Salafist principality” at the other end of the country near cities like Hasaka and Der Zor (also known as Deirez-Zor).

Where the FP said that the ultimate aim was to roll back Iranian influence and undermine Shi‘ite rule, the DIA said that a Salafist principality “is exactly what the supporting powers to the opposition want in order to isolate the Syrian regime, which is considered the strategic depth of Shia expansion (Iraq and Iran).”

Bottle up the Shi‘ites in northwestern Syria, in other words, while encouraging Sunni extremists to establish a base in the east so as to put pressure on Shi‘ite-influenced Iraq and Shi‘ite-ruled Iran.

As Gambill put it: “Whatever misfortunes Sunni Islamists may visit upon the Syrian people, any government they form will be strategically preferable to the Assad regime, for three reasons: A new government in Damascus will find continuing the alliance with Tehran unthinkable, it won’t have to distract Syrians from its minority status with foreign policy adventurism like the ancien régime, and it will be flush with petrodollars from Arab Gulf states (relatively) friendly to Washington.”

With the Saudis footing the bill, the U.S. would exercise untrammeled sway.

Disastrous Thinking

Has a forecast that ever gone more spectacularly wrong? Syria’s Baathist government is hardly blameless in this affair. But thanks largely to the U.S.-backed sectarian offensive, 400,000 Syrians or more have died since Gambill’s article appeared, with another 6.1 million displaced and an estimated 4.8 million fleeing abroad.

US backed 'Syrian rebels' with their child prisoner shortly before they beheaded him. Click to enlarge

US backed ‘Syrian rebels’ with their child prisoner shortly before they beheaded him. Click to enlarge

War-time destruction totals around $250 billion, according to U.N. estimates, a staggering sum for a country of 18.8 million people where per-capita income prior to the outbreak of violence was under $3,000. From Syria, the specter of sectarian violence has spread across Asia and Africa and into Europe and North America as well. Political leaders throughout the advanced industrial world are still struggling to contain the populist fury that the Middle East refugee crisis, the result of U.S.-instituted regime change, helped set off.

So instead of advancing U.S. policy goals, Gambill helped do the opposite. The Middle East is more explosive than ever while U.S. influence has fallen to sub-basement levels. Iranian influence now extends from the Arabian Sea to the Mediterranean, while the country that now seems to be wobbling out of control is Saudi Arabia where Crown Prince Muhammad bin Salman is lurching from one self-induced crisis to another. The country that Gambill counted on to shore up the status quo turns out to be undermining it.

It’s not easy to screw things up so badly, but somehow Washington’s bloated foreign-policy establishment has done it. Since helping to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory, Gambill has moved on to a post at the right-wing Middle East Forum where Daniel Pipes, the group’s founder and chief, now inveighs against the same Sunni ethnic cleansing that his employee defended or at least apologized for.

The forum is particularly well known for its Campus Watch program, which targets academic critics of Israel, Islamists, and – despite Gambill’s kind words about “suicide bombings and roadside bombs” – anyone it considers the least bit apologetic about Islamic terrorism.

Double your standard, double the fun. Terrorism, it seems, is only terrorism when others do it to the U.S., not when the U.S. does it to others.

Daniel Lazare is the author of several books including The Frozen Republic: How the Constitution Is Paralyzing Democracy (Harcourt Brace). 

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Sexual Harassment OverKill

henrymakow.com — Dec 9, 2017

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A chill falls over heterosexuals

Much as I enjoy seeing so many liberal hacks flame out, a distinction should be made between predators like Harvey Weinstein/Kevin Spacey, and the merely uncouth like Al Franken/Charlie Rose. Only the former should lose their jobs. The latter should be put on notice by employers.
This latest campaign is part of an orchestrated program to make heterosexuality a pathology.
Heterosexual union is based on women entrusting their power to a man. This requires that a man earns her trust through courtship.
The focus on bad behavior by so many prominent men undermines women’s trust. It reminds me of a feminist workshop where a mannequin of a Korean comfort woman described the indignities she suffered from Japanese soldiers. I could feel a frigid pall descend on the audience of impressionable young women who crossed their legs. This is how lesbians are made.
Many women trade on their sex appeal, especially in show business. They are not blameless.   Below, Dave Daubenmire presents a realistic and un-PC vision of recent focus on harassment.

Is Feminism Ruining Relationships?

by Dave Daubenmire — (henrymakow.com)

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Self-described “nasty woman” i.e. man hater featured by TIME

I have to confess that all of this talk about sexual harassment of women is driving me a bit crazy.  I also know that it is getting more and more risky to speak out against the established narrative as presented to us by the national thought police…
In all of the cackling about equality, and equal rights I find it amusing that we allow the fall-back position of so many “strong” women to be “he harassed me.”  Sex was designed to be a participatory exercise and in a nation that now declares all “genders” equal how are women able to get away with playing the role of the helpless, weaker victim in this charade of sexual victimization?

 

Continues …

“Trump and Netanyahu- Blind Guides and Hypocrites”

Trump & Netanyahu, Palestine & Jerusalem, Haley & Kushner—What’s really going on?

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“What’s so grotesque and ironic about it is the whole point of the independent statute is to reassure the public that the investigation is above politics. That’s why it’s taken out of the Department Of Justice leadership. So you’d think that Mueller would go out of his way to assure that no one on his team could be accused of partisanship. And yet all of them appear to have ties to the Democrat Party.”
— Tucker Carlson to Rep Steve King (R-Ia) House Judiciary Committee.
“Obviously we reached out to the Trump transition team in the hope that they would help us, and we were hopeful that they would speak to other countries, in order to prevent the vote on the resolution from happening”
— Ron Dermer- Israel’s Ambassador to Israel, on the UN resolution vote to stop illegal Israeli settlements

by Patrick J.McShay — State of the Nation Dec 9, 2017

There are 330 million people in this country and the biggest news channel is Fox News. Their highest rated shows have an audience of only around 3 million viewers. CNN is lucky to get a million. Do the coastal communists really believe that they are going to force Trump out of office with this partisan nonsense about Russia that we have been fed from these mainstream media liars?

Most people with a pea size brain should understand by now that the FBI wasn’t investigating Hillary Clinton, they were reporting to her. It appears that Obama and Hillary have been running a parallel government since Trump took office. It’s pretty clear these traitors never imagined Trump would win, and if a real investigation actually breaks out we could see some of them frogmarched off to the “Big House”

Trump still has more Obama and Hillary loyalists in his administration than he has of his own. Why are they still in place? FBI Director Christopher Wray, who’s been on the job for 4 months and no doubt still going through an orientation period, assures the Congress that everything at the bureau is a-okay. Just thousands of dedicated servants to the people. Scary really. This guy is as clueless as the rest of us and he’s testifying about the competency of the agents and the bureau? What nonsense!

He was no doubt relieved that no one brought up the Las Vegas shooting cover-up. This hearing, as usual, was a monumental waste of time, with the obligatory, grandstanding and faux outrage from a bunch of fat cats do nothing Congressmen getting no closer to the truth and only assuring the public that the cover-up will continue.

It should be clear to everyone by now that this whole Russian collusion investigation was manufactured to set up Trump for impeachment. Sessions should recuse his recusal and fire Robert Mueller. This guy is a Deep State fixer from way back along with his pal Comey. The reason these guys get away with this stuff is that so few American people are paying attention. Everyone in Hillary’s inner circle who was questioned by the FBI in the e-mail investigation lied to the FBI.

Why was Flynn targeted? Remember when Flynn blamed Obama for the creation of ISIS? Is he being punished for it now that we know the US was helping ISIS. All part of Bibi’s plan to oust Assad, Steal more Syrian oil and destroy another beautiful Middle Eastern country, culture, and people. If they are lucky maybe they won’t salt the wells and fields like the Romans.

Mehdi Hasan from the Intercept has exposed that the real collusion from the Trump team didn’t involve Russia, but involved collusion with Israel’s Bibi Netanyahu to undermine Both US policy and international law. Through Mueller’s investigation it has been revealed that, because Obama would be no help in stopping a UN Security Council resolution condemning Israeli settlement expansion in the occupied territories as a “flagrant violation of International law” key members of the Trump team were recruited in December 2016 and worked behind the scenes to stop the resolution.

Hasan also reports that a very senior member of the Trump transition team, believed to be son-in-law Jared Kushner, told Flynn that stopping the vote was a top priority of the President-elect. The entire transition team was told to get on the phones to Russia and other countries and do what they could to stop the resolution from passing.

This goes against longstanding US policy and according to University of Chicago Law Professors Eric Posner and Daniel Hemel, is a clear violation of the Logan Act, which prohibits private citizens from undermining foreign policy actions of a sitting president. This likely hasn’t been brought up by the Democrats because they are as controlled by Israel as the Republicans.

Where is the audience for truth in America? Most just watch the same programming that they have been inculcated with through their lifetime of brainwashing. Is it any wonder, for instance, why, in America, there is so much support for Israel? Christians have been told to support Israel from birth because the Bible tells them so.

As author Blake Sawyer noted, Christians always cite the verse, “God will bless those that bless Israel and curse those that curse Israel. That promise was not made to the Jews, it was made to Abram, only. God made a covenant with Israel that if they did what is right, he would bless them. If they disobeyed he would curse them”.

Jesus called the Scribes and Pharisees hypocrites and blind guides 2000 years ago. Little has changed. Today Israel is in violation of 65 UN resolutions. Does anyone believe that this country, looked at by most of the planet as racist, corrupt, belligerent, and warlike is blessed by God?

Israeli puppet Nikki Haley chastised the UN this week for their anti-Israel moves that she claims have damaged the peace process. Trump claims he is fulfilling a campaign promise by moving the Israeli Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. Really? A promise to who? Jewish billionaire Sheldon Adelson? Does Trump really believe the American people give a hoot where Israel’s embassy is located?

Adelson wanted it more than the American people. Was it payback for the $100 million Adelson gave Trump during the campaign? Haley lectured the security council, “I urge countries in the security council and in the Middle East to temper their statements and actions in the days ahead. Peace remains achievable we must all do our part to achieve it.”

The UN has called Israel the worst human rights violator on the planet and continues to call for an end to their illegal occupation of Palestine. Israel continues to steal Palestinian land, evict Palestinians from homes that their families have owned for generations, and then they bulldoze them to make room for more illegal settlements.

Haley believes the UN is picking on Israel but why are she and Trump ok with these illegal settlements? This is a major US policy change that must have our closest allies wondering what’s next. The bottom line is there is no upside for the US in this embassy move, So why are they approving this now?

Don’t forget that the presidents’ son-in-law, Kushner, is a strict Orthodox Jew whose family has been major supporters of these settlements for decades and have been close friends of the Netanyahu’s for decades. Is Jared Kushner the right person to lead the peace process? Would he be in this position if politicians on both sides of the aisle weren’t completely controlled by Israel? Of course not.

Before closing her UN speech, Nikki “Israeli” Haley laughably addressed the Palestinians and assured them that, “the US is deeply committed to the peace process”. This is just more frightening evidence that Bibi Netanyahu and Jared Kushner are driving Trumps Middle East policy and to hell with everyone else.

The Trump administration continues to follow the globalist/Obama roadmap to control Syria, having just finished building the eighth US Military base there in the last few years. In a recent speech, Trump said we must respect sovereign nations. Someone should remind Trump that Syria is a sovereign nation and has asked us to stop funding terror in their country and leave.

The military now says there are approximately 2000 US troops in Syria, which is four times the number they admitted to just last month. Was this in anticipation of trouble expected after the embassy announcement or just part of the ongoing US assistance in furthering the “Greater Israel Project,” which calls for a much greater expansion of Israel’s borders.

The US Military has been used for decades as mercenaries in the Middle East to carry out Oded Yinon’s “Strategy For Israel.” A plan to expand Israel’s borders from “The Brook of Egypt to the Euphrates River,” encompassing the majority of the Middle East. The Arab Spring was a planned psyop and the war in Iraq was planned long before 911. Americans always believe the big lies. Think 911.

No one is fighting for our freedom in the Middle East folks, and they don’t hate us for our freedoms like George Bush “The Dumber” told us. They hate us because we bomb them incessantly, steal their resources, and enable Israel to persecute and enslave them.

Israeli atrocities are kept from the American people because they count on a dumbed down populace not asking too many questions. Sadly, here in the United States, we are governed by hypocrites and blind guides. Donald Trump told the American people he would no longer involve the US in unnecessary or illegal wars. That’s the campaign promise that he should keep.

Patrick J.McShay

http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/wireStory/pentagon-2000-us-troops-syria-51618835

http://rense.com/general96/americasdescent.html

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Argentine TV host fired over ‘Jews control the media’ tweet

JTA — Dec 1, 2017

Ursula Vargues. Click to enlarge

Ursula Vargues. Click to enlarge

An Argentine model and TV celebrity was fired as the host of a national television show after she posted anti-Semitic comments on her Twitter account.

Ursula Vargues was fired recently from “Us In The Morning” a day after tweeting that Jews control the media. She called herself a “shitty atheist” and said, “religion is not an excuse to victimize.” That tweet and others deemed offensive were deleted from her account.

Vargues met this week in Buenos Aires with representatives of the Jewish political umbrella DAIA to talk about her tweets.

At the meeting Monday, when asked if she was sorry for her tweets, Vargues reportedly replied, “I regret having hurt the people of the community. I cannot apologize for something I did not intend. I did not want to hurt anybody.”

DAIA leaders said they used the opportunity to educate Vargues about anti-Semitism, the history of discrimination against the Jews and about how far-reaching such tweets are. They said they would continue to meet with her to teach her about anti-Semitism and about the Jewish people.

Vargues has more than 128,000 followers on Twitter.

In March she tweeted about the atrocities committed by the last military dictatorship, which ruled the country between 1976 and 1983, and compared them with the Nazis under Hitler, specifically Nazi experiments on children, but concluded that the Argentine military was worse.

On the day of her firing, the National Institute Against Discrimination, Xenophobia and Racism published a statement repudiating Vargues’ “racist” declarations.

The anchor of “Us In the Morning,” Fabian Doman, said she “apologized to those who she may have hurt but showed no remorse and did not retract the content of tweets.”

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Bryan Singer Accused of Abusing a 17-Year-Old Boy (Again)

Vigilant Citizen — Dec 17, 2017

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The director of X-Men movies Bryan Singer is being sued for allegedly raping a 17 year-old-boy during a party on a yacht.
According to the lawsuit, plaintiff Cesar Sanchez-Guzman claims that he did not know who Bryan Singer was at the time of the events. He met him in the summer of 2003 at a party on a yacht hosted by Lester Waters – a “wealthy tech investor who frequently hosted parties for young gay males in the Seattle area.”
Cesar-Guzman said he attended a party at Waters’ home and was asked to stay overnight so that he could join the host on his yacht the following day. “I was a 17 years old and I was excited,” Sanchez Guzman said. “I was never on yacht before. We were consuming alcohol, even though we were underage.”
According to Sanchez-Guzman, Waters’ parties were known throughout the Seattle gay community for two things: an abundance of underage boys and alcohol.
“Seattle’s gay community was very aware of these parties,” he said. “It was a big house and the gentleman who owned the house provided the beverages — it was cool for us because we could drink.”
“I would say a good 80 percent of the boys who were there were under 18,” he said. “Once people turned 18, they stopped going to these parties because they could go to the clubs.”
– The Wrap, Bryan Singer Accuser Speaks Out: ‘A Weight Has Been Taken Off My Back’
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Singer, appropriately dressed as a Catholic priest. Click to enlarge

The lawsuit explains in graphic detail the plaintiff’s encounter with Singer.
The suit claims Singer offered to take Guzman, who was 17 at the time, on a tour of the yacht. When they got to one of the rooms, the suit alleges Singer thrust his body on Guzman, forced him to the floor, shoved Guzman’s face against his crotch and demanded he perform oral.
The suit claims Singer pulled out his penis, smacked Guzman in the face with it and forced it into his mouth. Guzman claims he pleaded with Singer to stop, but he kept going … causing him to choke.
The suit goes on to allege Singer then forcibly performed oral on Guzman. Guzman says he again pleaded with Singer to stop, to no avail. He says Singer then forcibly penetrated him, all while ignoring Guzman’s pleas.
The suit, filed by attorney Jeff Herman, claims Singer later approached Guzman, said he was a powerful Hollywood producer and he could help Guzman get into acting as long as he kept silent. Guzman says Singer warned him no one would believe him, and Singer could hire people to ruin his reputation.
– TMZ, SUED FOR ALLEGEDLY SEXUALLY ASSAULTING 17-YEAR-OLD BOY
Singer’s lawyer Andrew Brettler responded to the allegations:
“Bryan categorically denies these allegations and will vehemently defend this lawsuit to the very end … When Sanchez-Guzman filed for bankruptcy only a few years ago, he failed to disclose this alleged claim when he was supposed to identify all of his assets, but conveniently, now that the bankruptcy court discharged all of his debts, he is able to recall the alleged events.”
“The attorney behind this lawsuit is the same lawyer who represented Michael Egan, the convicted felon who sued Bryan Singer in 2014. In the end, Egan was forced to dismiss that case once the facts came out and his story completely fell apart.

Not The First Time

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Acclaimed journalist Kevin Myers on how ultra-Zionist hate groups destroyed his career

The Ritchie Allen Show — Dec 7, 2017

Also see Ben Lowry: The sacking of Kevin Myers silences one of the best columnists in the British Isles

DHS Plans Chemical / Biological Weapons Drill in January

henrymakow.com — Dec 8, 2017

DHS chemical drill
“The project area is located only 470 feet north of Chilocco Creek, a vital part of the county’s watershed. KOCO in Oklahoma City reports that many people have called their newsroom and sent messages, expressing their concern about the safety of people living in the area.”
RelatedMainstream Scientist Exposes the Dangerous Reality of GeoEngineering and Chemtrails 

By Merit Freeman — (henrymakow.com)

Under the banner of Project HODOR [Hazards Of Dynamic Outdoor Release], the United States Department Of Homeland Security [DHS] will be holding drills simulating a chemical & biological weapons attack near the Oklahoma / Kansas border in JanuaryFebruary and June – July 2018.
DHS’ Science and Technology Directorate [S&T] is planning an outdoor release of chemical and biological stimulants at Oklahoma’s Chilocco Indian Agricultural School in Newkirk, Oklahoma [Kay County], just 6 miles south of Arkansas City, Kansas.
Aerosol Biologists from Sandia National Laboratory, Aerosol Engineers from the National Bio-Defense Analysis and Counter-Measures Center [NBACC], scientists from Oklahoma State University’s [OSU] Multi-Spectral Laboratories [UML] and numerous supporting state and federal agencies have partnered together for the exercises, which will reportedly be used to determine how humans would fare if biological weapons were used in a terror attack.
Don’t let the Oklahoma university participation fool you. UML is NOT a public institution, it is a PRIVATELY OWNED FACILITY which provides research, development, testing, evaluation and tactical training to the United States Department of Defense and intelligence communities. Their mission statement is to:
“Rapidly transition new and enhanced operational capabilities from innovators to operators. ACCELERATE: Enhance technology transfer and commercialization rates by streamlining the innovation- to-deployment cycle. DELIVER: Greater access to unique network of equipment, laboratories and outdoor testing and training facilities at lower cost. DIVERSIFY: Fuse government, academia, and industry for mission-oriented products and services. Leverage an expanded non-traditional performer base.”

 #MilitaryIndustrialComplex

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Farmer feeds GMO corn to his pigs: they all become sterile

12160.info — Dec 6, 2017

Was Doors singer Jim Morrison assassinated in revenge for father’s order to bomb Israel?

Martin Summers and Tony Gosling — PublicEnquiry July 5, 2017,

Kosovo will be liberated (UPDATED)

The Saker — Dec 8, 2017

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(This column was written for the Unz Review)

General Ratko Mladic, now 75, was sentenced last week to life in prison by the NATO kangaroo court known as the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY). It is worth mentioning here that, just like Bosnian-Serb President Radovan Karadzic and Serbian President Slobodan Milosevic, Mladic was attested and handed over to this NATO tormentors by the Serbian authorities. That tells us all we need know about the current colonial status of Serbia and about the comprador nature of the regime in power in Belgrade.
For the AngloZionist Empire, this is all about humiliating the nation which dared to defy it. Because make no mistake, that is the true unforgivable sin the Serbs are truly guilty of and which they are now being humiliated for: they dared to defy the AngloZionist Empire and they did so alone, without even any meaningful support from Russia. In fact, the Bosnian-Serbs alone dared defying the US, the EU and NATO not only without the support of Russia, but even without the support of the Yugoslav authorities in Belgrade (Slobodan Milosevic imposed sanctions on his Serbian brothers in Bosnia!). In doing so the Bosnian-Serbs showed the world a level of courage which the typical modern European can’t even begin to imagine, never mind comprehend. Likewise, the war in Bosnia was largely misunderstood when it happened and now it is almost forgotten. Yet I would argue that this war played an absolutely crucial role in shaping the following decades. So let’s remember a few things which happened at that time.
First and foremost, this was a case of monumental, mind blowing, hypocrisy, betrayal and cowardice. Hypocrisy because the Serbs were given one Commandment “thou shalt not secede” while the Slovenes, Croats, Bosnian Muslims and, later, Albanians were given the exact opposite command: “thou shalt secede” by turning administrative boundaries into national borders. Betrayal because Yugoslavia was founding member of the Non-Aligned Movement but yet all the putatively non-aligned fully aligned themselves to the Empire and against Yugoslavia. And cowardice because nobody, not a single country, had the courage to speak the truth about the history of the WWII genocide of Serbs in Croatia and Bosnia while, at the same time, producing tsunamis of crocodile tears about Cambodia, Rwanda and, of course, the obligatory “Holocaust”. Everybody looked away, and those who yesterday had engaged in acts of unspeakable atrocities (Croats and Germans especially) “generously” told their Serbian victims that bygones should be bygones and that history did not matter. And when finally international law was overtly and viciously violated when the “western democracies” used their airpower to support the terrorists and thugs of the KLA, not a single lawyer or politician had the brains to realize that what died the day the first bomb fell on Serbia was the entire international order created after WWII. It is hard for me to image a more shameful and disgusting behavior of all the European countries who not only did not defend one of their own, but even enthusiastically assisted the AngloZionists in their vicious and disgraceful war on the Serbian people.
Truly, that war had it all, every dirty trick was used against the Serbs: numerous false flags attacks, pseudo-genocides, illegal covert operations to arm terrorists groups, the covert delivery of weapons to officially embargoed entities, deliberate attacks against civilians, the use of illegal weapons, the use of officially “demilitarized zones” to hide (fully armed) entire army corps – you name it: if it is disgusting it was used against the Serbian people. Even deliberate attacks on the otherwise sacrosanct journalistic profession was considered totally normal as long as the journalists were Serbs. As for the Serbs, they were, of course, demonized. Milosevic became the “New Hitler” (along with Saddam Hussein) and those Serbs who took up arms to defend their land and families became genocidal Chetniks.
One of the worst aspects of the war was the absolutely disgraceful behavior of Muslim nations and communities worldwide: they all supported their supposed ‘brethren’ in Bosnia even though the latter were 1) useful idiots for the Empire 2) mostly secular and 3) when religious, then of an imported “Saudi wahhabi” kind (just like in Chechnia, by the way). Instead of trying to make sense of what was really taking place, the overwhelming majority of Muslims worldwide reacted in knee-jerk manner I call “wrong or right – my Ummah!”, even the Iranians fell into that AngloZionist trap. Muslims worldwide were conned by the Empire only to find themselves in exactly the same situation as the Serbs, only a decade later. Some would say that this is just karmic justice, but I take no joy in that since the Muslim who ended up on the receiving end of the Empire’s policies were overwhelmingly innocent victims and not those politicians who allied themselves with modern Crusaders and Jews against their Orthodox neighbors. Nowadays the (fictional) “genocide” of Bosnian-Muslims by Serb and, especially, the myth of Srebrenica is still used by the Empire to try to divide Orthodox Christians and Muslim to better rule over them all or, even better, to let them fight each other.
Yes, all the anti-Muslim GWOT-wars after 9/11 have their methodological roots in Croatia, Bosnia and Kosovo. There will come a day when Muslims will come to understand that fact and they will then reevaluate what they thought they knew about the wars in Bosnia and Kosovo.
Nowadays the same western hypocrites who whine about the “Russian occupation of Crimea” forget that a referendum was organized there in which 96.77% of the population voted to join Russia. Or when they do mention it, they say that it was illegal because people had to vote at “gunpoint”. But what is never mentioned is that in Kosovo no referendum of any kind ever took place, not even after the full ethnic cleansing of Kosovo (the biggest liar of them all, Obama, even stated that Kosovo only left Serbia after a referendum!).
[Sidebar: I realize that in the paragraphs above I used words which are not normally used in political analyses. Words like “hypocrisy” “betrayal” “cowardice” “shameful” “disgusting” or “disgraceful” are usually seen as too partisan, too emotional and not objective or neutral enough. Well, I *proudly* proclaim my totally non-neutral position on this absolutely disgusting and immoral war against the Serbian nation. How can we hope to ever make a change in the disgusting world we live in if we don’t use moral categories and if we refuse to show outrage when outrage is warranted? Just like Kennedy declared that he was a Berliner and tens thousands of brainwashed TV-watching drones declared that they “were Charlie”, I hereby declare myself a proud and unrepentant Bosnian-Serb Chetnik! On the issue of the Serbian nation I have and want no “neutrality”, period!]
There is another event which has been largely forgotten since but which we now see was a watershed: on 24 March 1999 the Russian Prime Minister, Evgenii Primakov, was on his way to Washington DC when he got the news that the US and NATO had attacked Yugoslavia. Primakov then ordered his pilot to make a u-turn over the Atlantic ocean and fly back to Russia. Primakov, who passed away in 2015, was a highly respected statesman and diplomat, and his reputation remains so to this day. His u-turn over the Atlantic will go down in history as the very first sign of Russian resistance to the Empire. You could say that Primakov’s u-turn marked the end of an era in which Russia still harbored some naïve hopes that her western partners were not gangsters and thugs. One more thing: Primakov was *exactly* the kind of Russian deep-state actor which could have played a key role in the process of succession to Eltsin. One day we might find out that the lynching of the Serbian nation by the West played a crucial role in getting Vladimir Putin to power. That also would be karmic justice.
Finally, the US/NATO aggression against Yugoslavia showed for the very time the limitations of airpower and cruise missile attacks against a well entrenched adversary: 78 days of missile and bomb strikes did hurt, maim and kill a lot of civilians, but the Serbian Army Corps in Kosovo remained basically unscathed. That is why the airstrikes had to be ‘expanded’ to all of Yugoslavia to terrorize civilians, just like the British did in WWII against Germany or the Israelis against Lebanon in 2006. But what decided the outcome was never the use of NATO airpower, but a simple and cynical deal made between Milosevic and the Empire: if he agreed to hand over Kosovo he would be allowed to remain in power. Milosevic accepted only to later find himself murdered in the Hague. So much for trusting your future to the Empire…
Looking back, one would be forgiven for assuming that the Serbian people have now been totally humiliated and that their spirit of resistance is broken. And, to some degree, this is no doubt true today, hence the existence of pro-NATO pro-EU political movements in Serbia. But these only exist because the Empire is funding and maintaining them (for example, the Serbian media is totally Empire-controlled). But let me suggest the following thought experiment.
Imagine for a new minutes that for some reason the Empire collapsed. No more NATO and probably no more EU. Or maybe just a little NATO and just a little EU left in spite of it all. But, more importantly, no Camp Bondsteel. What do you think would happen?
The ethnically cleansed Krajinas are probably not worth fighting for. If you were Serbian, would you want Croats as your neighbors? How wise would it be to risk your life and family by living in a few small basically indefensible enclaves surrounded by folks who have proven over and over again that, if given the chance, they will try to convert 1/3rd of you, expel another 1/3rd and murder the remaining 1/3rd? Of course many Croats are wonderful and kind people who want nothing to do with that kind of Ustashe politics, but these good Croats made no difference, not in WWII and not in the latest AngloZionist war against the Serbian nation. If I was a Serb I would never contemplate returning to the Krajinas, the risk is simple too big.
Bosnia is a very different story. The poor Bosnian-Muslims were used as a tool and with time they will inevitably come to the realization that they sided with the wrong party in that war. So there is still hope for Bosnia, in spite of it all. Furthermore, the Bosnia-Serbs are still the victors in this war. Yes, they had to accept a bad deal because they were basically fighting the entire planet alone, but you could also say that their courage forced the AngloZionist to accept the existence of a Republika Srpska inside Bosnia, not something they wanted. I have met enough Bosnian Serbs to say that these are extremely tough and courageous people and that as soon as NATO collapse, which it will, they will easily be in the position to set the terms of their future coexistence with the Bosnian Muslims and Croats. When that happens I hope that Russia will actively promote her “Chechen example” and put enough pressure on the Bosnian-Serbs so that they act with decency and restraint against their former enemies. Considering that there is, alas, an undeniable core of truth in the accusation that the Bosnian-Serbs did commit atrocities against civilians during the war, even if not anywhere near the numbers claimed by the AngloZionist propaganda, my feeling is that the Bosnian-Serbs will act with restraint and in a honorable way.
But Kosovo? The place where hundreds of Orthodox churches and monasteries were destroyed and thousands of Serbians murdered (while NATO watched and did absolutely *nothing* to stop these atrocities!)?
Orthodox shrines in Kosovo. Click to enlarge

Orthodox shrines in Kosovo. Click to enlarge

Let’s just say that if I had an Albanian friend living in Kosovo today I would strongly urge him to get the hell out while he still can. Kosovo will be the very first place in Europe where the pendulum of history will reverse its current course. There is simply no way that Serbs will ever accept the theft of their ancestral land and spiritual cradle by a combination of Albanian gangsters and western air forces. Nor should they. An Albanian occupied (aka “independent”) Kosovo is a fiction which can only be maintained by the AngloZionist Empire – as soon as it tanks Kosovo will be liberated.

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Right now the Serbian nation has been chopped up in pieces and the slogan that “only unity can save the Serbian people” has proven itself to be true. Right now the Serbian people are barely surviving and their unity is in tatters. Even the official Serbian Church is controlled by pro-Western Ecumenists bishops who rely on the civil authorities to illegally persecute those bishops who refuse to bow the knee to the New World Order like Bishop Artemje of Raska and Prizren.
In their long and often tragic history, the Serbs have survived much worse and I don’t believe for a second that the current nightmare will extinguish the Serbian national identity. In fact I believe that the Serbian people will be reunited (Montenegro or Bosnia are very roughly to Serbia what the Ukraine or Belarus would be to Russia) and when that happens all those who participated in the AngloZionist lynch mob against Serbia will be too ashamed of themselves to look the Serbian people in the eye.
Today the Empire is celebrating the apparent victory of its kangaroo court in the Hague. But they forget that the modern Serbian national identity was born from a much bigger defeat suffered, by the way, just a few miles to the northwest of the so-called “capital” of the “independent” Kosovo: Prishtina, at place called Kosovo Pole. Yes, modern Serbia was born from a huge defeat! Those who today are rejoicing in their victory against Serbian might want to ponder this fact.
In the meantime the Empire is still in the humiliation business, its latest victim being the Russian Olympic Committee and, more relevantly, all the Russian athletes and, even more relevantly, all the Russian people. That is just par for the course and it would be naïve to expect anything else from the kind of international world order which was born on the day the Empire attacked Serbia. For the foreseeable future hypocrisy, betrayal and cowardice will remain the order of the day even if nothing can be built by such anti-values. Hypocrisy, betrayal and cowardice are also infinitely uninspiring thus they carry in themselves the seeds of their own demise. Thus the liberation of Kosovo will not only be a political one, but even more importantly also a moral and spiritual one. In a world ruled and even defined by hypocrisy, betrayal, cowardice and, above all, lies, Kosovo cannot be liberated. I would say that we, all of us, won’t *deserve* a free Kosovo as long as we allow evil to rule the world as it does today. But I also know that lies, or even death, cannot defeat the Truth and that Kosovo shall be liberated.

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UPDATE BY THE SAKER:

Oh, boy, we already have our Albanians and Croats whining about me not knowing what I am talking about, being a foreigner or me not being neutral. I replied to two of them below, and that’s it. I won’t waste my time or energy on any more of that. If you want “their” point of view just read 99.999999999999999999999999999% of what was written about this topic in the past decades by the AngloZionist propaganda machine. That is “their” point of view.
My goal was to tell you the truth as I saw and remembered it. Disputes with the protégés of Camp Bondsteel or with Ustashe sympathizers are simply not on my agenda.  Let God and history be their judge!
Kind regards,
The Saker

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US New Moves: War with Iran May Be Much Closer Than We Think

Alex Gorka — Strategic Culture.org Dec 5, 2017

USS Theodore Roosevelt. Click to enlarge

USS Theodore Roosevelt. Click to enlarge

The US does not intend to end or even curtail its military presence in Iraq (as well as Syria) after the defeat of the Islamic State. It is planning to turn Iraq into a major theater of confrontation with Iran. There are signs that a war with Iran may be much closer than we think.

CIA director Mike Pompeo, an official known for his staunch opposition to Iran, has warned Tehran that the United States would hold it accountable for any attacks it conducted on American interests. Addressing high-ranking US military and security officials on Saturday, Dec. 2, at a defence forum at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Institute in Simi Valley, California, Pompeo said that he had sent the letter to General Qassem Suleimani, a leader of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps and elite Quds. “What we were communicating to him in that letter was that we will hold him and Iran accountable… and we wanted to make sure that he and the leadership of Iran understood that in a way that was crystal clear,” the CIA director explained.

According to Pompeo, the message was sent after the senior Iranian military commander had indicated that forces under his control might attack US forces in Iraq. He did not specify the date. “You need to only look to the past few weeks and the efforts of the Iranians to exert influence now in Northern Iraq in addition to other places in Iraq to see that Iranian efforts to be the hegemonic power throughout the Middle East continues to increase,” he noted. Pompeo also said that Saudi Arabia had grown more willing to share intelligence with other Middle Eastern nations regarding Iran and Islamist extremism.

According to Kurdish Basnews, large-scale US forces arrived at the Kaywan base-K1 west of Kirkuk on Nov.28 to split into two contingents. Several hundred servicemen stayed on base. Another contingent headed east on Dec. 1 towards Tuz Khumatu in eastern Iraq and took control of the Siddiq military airport 35 km to the west. Tuz Khumatu lies 100 km west of the Iraqi-Iranian border and 163 km north of Baghdad. US forces have never been deployed so close to the Iranian border since the 2003 US invasion of Iraq.

In mid-November, several hundred US Marines were reported to be building a new base in western Iraq, about 20 km from the strategic Anbar Province town of Al Qaim, which had been captured from Islamic State. Evidently, the move is part of US plan to prevent the creation of a Syrian-Iraqi corridor from Iran.

In mid-October, the Iraqi government allowed pro-Iranian Shia forces to capture Kirkuk and its oilfields from the Kurds. The US is not happy with the prospects of Iranian control established over Northern Iraq’s oil. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on October 22 said it was time for Iranian military advisers and fighters “to go home and allow the Iraqi people to regain control.” Tehran supports large parts of Popular Mobilization Units (PMU), composed mainly of Shiite militias, both militarily and financially. But they have gone through a process of state legitimization, becoming a part of Iraq’s security forces. Their status and activities are an internal Iraqi affair.

Tillerson’s statement was followed up by US National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster, who said in an interview on Oct.25 that it is possible to contain Iran’s influence in the Middle East and that a strong Iraq would be part of that.

Coincidence or not, the American forces were deployed near the Iranian border at almost the same time Israel delivered an air strike (Dec.2) at the Syrian army’s 91st Brigade HQ, outside al-Kiswah – 14km southwest of Damascus where an alleged meeting of pro-Iranian Shia militia chiefs was taking place. On November 10, the BBC released a report that Iran was “building permanent military base in Syria.” Israeli leaders have sworn to prevent Iran from establishing permanent bases.

43 Congress members sent a letter dated Nov.14 to Secretary of State Rex Tillerson calling for a change of strategy in Syria. According to the lawmakers, “A strategy for Syria that includes how the United States plans to prevent Iran from gaining a permanent foothold on Israel and Jordan’s doorstep and to block Iranian arms exports to Hizbollah”.

Another essential component of the United States’ anti-Iran strategy is promoting Saudi-Iraqi ties. A meeting between Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi and Saudi King Salman bin Abdul-Aziz Al Saud took place with US blessing when US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson attended the launching of Coordination Council. The abovementioned Tillerson’s statement (Oct.22) was made at his meeting with Saudi Arabian Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir. The US’ return to the centre stage in Iraq to challenge Iran’s regional influence will give much vigor to the US’ alliance with Saudi Arabia.

Saudi Arabia is seeking alliances that can cement its presence in Iraq. The high-level Iraqi visits to Jeddah and Riyadh have increased lately on the diplomatic, economic and military levels. Riyadh has also increased its participation in international economic forums in Baghdad, counting 60 companies that partook in Baghdad’s International Fair. This summer, Moktada al-Sadr, the leader of the Sadrist movement, which represents millions of poor Shia Muslims in Baghdad and throughout southern Iraq, paid a visit to Saudi Arabia. He also visited the United Arab Emirates, another Sunni state that opposes Iran.

The US military presence in Iraq allows it to prevent the establishment by Iran of a land link to the Mediterranean via Iraq, Syria and Lebanon, boost its role in Syrian settlement, conduct covert cross-border operations to destabilize the government in Tehran and maintain staging areas to deploy reinforcements in case of war. There are signs that a coordinated campaign to roll back Iran is underway. The possibility of war against Iran has grown immensely in the recent days.

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Dáil votes for Ireland to join Pesco EU military defence pact

Christina Finn — The Journal.ie Dec 7, 2017

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THE DÁIL HAS voted to approve Ireland’s participation in Pesco – the EU’s permanent structured cooperation arrangement.

The motion was passed by 75 votes to 42. Both Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael backed the motion.

TDs from numerous political parties recently raised concerns about the government trying to “ram” through a vote on Ireland joining the defence pact.

The plan raised concerns here that it could undermine Ireland’s policy of neutrality.

Some argue Pesco is the first step towards an EU army, with its proposals including inclusion in the European command centre, a network of logistic hubs across Europe and a creation of a European crisis response centre, as well as the joint training of military officers.

A heated debated on the issue kicked off earlier this week with news the government had planned a vote on the issue this week.

The government argued it must sign-up to the deal before an EU Council meeting of defence ministers taking place on 11 December.

However, parties such as Labour argued that this was not necessary and asked for the vote to be pushed back to 2018 so as to allow sufficient time to have a public debate on the issue and for the Oireachtas Defence Committee to have the opportunity to hear submissions from independent experts.

Wexford TD Mick Wallace said he was astonished at the video Europe is using to promote Pesco and was even more shocked that a small country like Ireland would consider signing up to it.

Meanwhile, Solidarity-PBP member Richard Boyd Barrett accused the government of pulling a “fast one” with the vote today.

He said his party are considering taking a constitutional challenge against the government plan.

He said the government’s response to his criticisms were “the most cynical rubbish” he had ever heard. The Dun Laoghaire TD said this was exactly the move the Irish people were afraid of when they voted down the Lisbon Treaty the first time around.

He pointed to the European Commission’s own fact sheet on Pesco which states the difference between Pesco and other forms of cooperation is the “binding nature” of the commitments undertaken by participating member states.

Leo-Varadkar (right) with civil 'partner'. Click to enlarge

Leo-Varadkar (right) with civil ‘partner’. Click to enlarge

The Taoiseach Leo Varadkar defended the government’s position stating that he wants Ireland to be involved in Pesco.

He said it is time that Europe stops relying on the US for its defence.

My view is that a Europe that is worth building is a Europe that is worth defending. For a very long time, all of Europe has relied on the United States to provide for its defence. There are real threats to European security and, over time, rather than relying on the United States to defend Europe and pay for European defence, Europe should provide and pay for its own defence and not be dependent on the United States in the way it has been since 1945.

That is what Pesco and European security and defence co-operation are all about. It is Europe starting to take responsibility for and control over its own defence, not relying on the United States in the way it has done until now.

Many TDs said that in years to come, today’s vote will be seen as Ireland’s first step towards the country’s role in a European defence strategy.

 

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Anger Erupts as Trump Declares Jerusalem Israel’s Eternal Capital

By Julien Borger and Peter Beaumont — The Guardian via Darkmoon Dec 7, 2017

The main article and the seven selected comments that follow have all been abridged by Lasha Darkmoon. Only the highlights have been presented and the minor details omitted. In each case, links have been provided to the eight original sources.

LD : Let’s observe a 1-minute silence on this historic day of shame and then watch this 25-second video of President Trump declaring his unwavering support for Israel and promising to make Jerusalem Israel’s eternal capital:

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Trump made that promise to AIPAC a year ago, to the accompaniment of shattering applause. He has now kept his promise, one of the few promises he has made and decided to keep. This is a great victory for Israel, with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Natanyahu gloating: “Thank you for today’s historic decision! The Jewish people and the Jewish state will be forever grateful.” [LD]

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7 December, 2017.  In a speech delivered in the diplomatic reception room of the White House, Trump called his decision “a long overdue” step to advance the peace process.
“I have determined that it is time to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel,” Trump said. “While previous presidents have made this a major campaign promise, they failed to deliver. Today, I am delivering. My announcement today marks the beginning of a new approach to the conflict between Israel and the Palestinians.
“I’ve judged this course of action to be in the best interests of the United States of America and the pursuit of peace between Israel and the Palestinians.”
The move, which includes moving the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, marks a break with years of US precedent and with general global opinion, which sees the fate of Jerusalem as a matter for comprehensive “final status” talks between Israelis and Palestinians.
Within minutes of his announcement, US embassies in Turkey, Jordan, Germany and Britain issued security alerts urging Americans to exercise caution.
There was immediate condemnation from world leaders, who had previously denounced the move as a destabilising factor in an already turbulent region.
The French president, Emmanuel Macron, said: “This is a regrettable decision that France does not approve of and goes against international law and all resolutions of the UN security council.”
Theresa May’s spokesman said: “We disagree with the US decision to move its embassy to Jerusalem and recognise Jerusalem as the Israeli capital before a final status agreement. We believe it is unhelpful in terms of prospects for peace in the region.”
Israel’s government rushed to congratulate Trump, with prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu describing it as an “important step toward peace”.
But the reaction of the Arab and Islamic world was overwhelmingly negative. “President Trump tonight disqualified the United States of America to play any role in any peace process,” said the chief Palestinian negotiator, Saeb Erekat. “It is really throwing the whole region into chaos – international chaos.” The move was also condemned by the US allies Turkey, Jordan, Egypt and Lebanon.
In a social club in the heart of Jerusalem’s Shuafat refugee camp, young Palestinian men grew increasingly angry as they watched the speech translated into Arabic on a Palestinian television channel.
“This is shit!” shouted a man called Abu Atya. “This speech will cause big trouble.”
Another man, Hamdi Dyab, grew incredulous and increasingly agitated as he watched the speech, translated into Arabic on a Palestinian television channel.
“He’s saying he’s going to move the embassy,” he said. “This is very dangerous speech. Things don’t look good. We are calling for a new intifada.”
In his speech, Trump said: “This will immediately begin the process of hiring architects, engineers, and planners, so that a new embassy, when completed, will be a magnificent tribute to peace.
The vice-president, Mike Pence, stood behind Trump as he delivered his address, symbolising the support of Christian conservatives that Pence represents.
However, it was unclear how the move squared with the efforts of Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner, and his special representative on international negotiations, Jason Greenblatt, to engineer a peace proposal with the support of the Israelis, Palestinians and regional powers like Saudi Arabia.

Sourced from The Guardian

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FROM  SEVEN  SEPARATE  SOURCES

Trump Recognizes Jerusalem as Israeli Capital

President Trump on Wednesday gave a speech affirming that he is formally recognizing Jerusalem as the capital city of Israel. Despite a flurry of warnings over the last 48 hours that such a move effectively kills the peace process and threatens destabilizing the region, President Trump argued his move was done for the sake of the peace talks.
The problem, of course, is that “Jerusalem” includes a large amount of militarily occupied territory, including parts which are envisioned as part of a future Palestinian state. Israel sees the recognition as an endorsement of their permanent occupation.
Trump instead promised a “magnificent embassy” to be put in Jerusalem … This makes the move the worst of both worlds, making an on-paper move that’s going to cause a massive backlash.

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Worldwide Alarm, Rejection After Trump’s Jerusalem Recognition

President Trump’s Wednesday declaration that he is formally recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel came with a flurry of last minute warnings against such a move, and was followed by even more expressions of alarm about the implications.
The declaration was endorsed by Israel’s government, and pretty much nobody else.
Across the Arab world, [there were] concerns that Trump had effectively meant a recognition of the occupation as permanent.

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Abbas: US Can No Longer Mediate Israel-Palestinian Talks
Palestinian Leaders Slam Trump’s Jerusalem Declaration

With the US so heavily committed to supporting Israel, and protecting them from any UN resolutions, it’s always been difficult for the Palestinian leadership to trust the US to be an impartial moderator for peace efforts. Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas says Wednesday’s move by President Trump to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital has effectively ended that entirely.
Abbas says there is no way at this point that the Palestinians can trust the US to be a mediator, saying Trump’s move encourages Israel to continue the occupation and expansion of settlements, undermining the two-state solution.
While Abbas says he continues to view Jerusalem as Palestine’s “eternal capital” … the Palestinian abandonment of the US process could give Israel an excuse to ditch the process too and further expand settlements.

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Trump’s Biggest Donor Pushed
For Jerusalem Embassy Move

Trump’s biggest campaign contributor, billionaire casino magnate Sheldon Adelson, is showing growing impatience with Trump’s slowness in moving the US embassy in Israel to Jerusalem.
Before Trump was even sworn in as president, Jared Kushner, Trump’s son-in-law, showed a remarkable willingness to follow directions from Israel’s far-right prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu.
When the Trump White House hasn’t been quick enough to back Netanyahu or Adelson’s proposals, Adelson, who was reportedly in close contact with Kushner during the campaign, has been quick to express his displeasure.
Unconditional support for Israel is Adelson’s “central value”.
Adelson and his wife Miriam spent more than $80 million on Republicans in 2016, and he gave $5 million to Trump’s inauguration. Adelson and his wife Miriam also contributed $35 million to help elect Trump.
Trump dramatically changed his message on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict in particular, saying that he would move the embassy to Jerusalem and wouldn’t call for a freeze on the construction of illegal settlements in the West Bank, as he closed in on the nomination and sought to secure Adelson’s support for his general election campaign.

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ZIONIST  LACKEY  DONALD  TRUMP
WITH HIS JEWISH PAYMASTER SHELDON ADELSON.
(The woman on the right is Adelson’s wife, Miriam).

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Trump Settles Debt With Zionists

President Trump on Wednesday formally recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, reversing nearly seven decades of American foreign policy and setting in motion a plan to move the United States Embassy from Tel Aviv to the fiercely contested Holy City.
The Senate’s top Democrat, Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, told The Weekly Standard Tuesday that he had advised Trump to declare Jerusalem as Israel’s “undivided” capital.
Officially declaring Jerusalem an “undivided city” and capital of the Zionist entity means that there is no room for a Palestinian capital in east-Jerusalem. It buries the fairy-tale of a sovereign Palestinian state.
But that idea had been dead all along. That was from start to end a deception.
Congress and U.S. presidents are under control of the Zionist Lobby which can marshal enormous amounts of money to make or defeat candidates for legislative or executive offices. The Zionist billionaire Sheldon Adelson, who also sponsors the fascist Israel Prime Minister Netanyahoo, donated more then $100 million to the Trump campaign and tens of millions to Congress races.
Today was time for Trump to settle some of that debt.

Tillerson, Mattis Warned Trump Against Embassy Move

Trump made his Jerusalem promise back in March of 2016, during an address he gave to the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC). It was an obvious attempt to convince skeptical Jewish leaders of his uncompromising support for Israel.
The Jerusalem initiative has been in the works since the day he took office, was coordinated with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, and is supported by influential voices in the administration—including Vice President Mike Pence, son-in-law Jared Kushner, Middle East envoy Jason Greenblatt, and CIA Director Mike Pompeo. The decision was all but finalized.
Warnings [were] issued by Defense Secretary James Mattis and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson. Both officials argued that the move would endanger American diplomats serving in the region, undermine the administration’s efforts to revive the Israeli-Palestinian peace process, and result in condemnations from both Arab countries and America’s most important allies in Europe. Trump could expect almost no support in the international community, they said. America would “have to go it alone.”
Trump listened closely to the warnings over the next hour…. But at the end of the discussion the president said that he would go ahead with his decision despite the difficulties it might cause.
Even so, Wednesday’s announcement about Jerusalem was tortured by a number of inherent contradictions, including the most prominent of all—the contention that the decision was not only in the “best interests of the United States,” but would actually enhance the prospects of a two-state solution and energize the peace process.
In fact, it seems unlikely that this unseemly sleight-of-hand will allay Arab fears that the U.S. continues to be “Israel’s lawyer”. Now the U.S. has become Israel’s realtor. This seems not to bother the president, who is becoming known for playing a poor hand…
Trump, an official added, was actually anxious to make Wednesday’s announcement because he was so encouraged by the progress made [!!!] on the Israeli-Palestinian peace process by Jared Kushner and his team.
“I know a lot of that progress isn’t visible,” this official was overheard saying to a prominent television reporter, “but it’s partly because that progress is not visible that they’ve been able to make so much progress.”
Domestically, it would seem Trump has little to worry about. The Democrats have spent the last 70 years (since 1948), fawning over Israel and defending it, while the Republicans’ Christian Evangelical base is in full-throated support of the embassy move.
And so it is that President Trump’s Jerusalem announcement might well be seen as a significant and decisive victory—FOR ISRAEL…. and for those Jewish Americans who have had to choose between their progressive ideals and their support for a nation that is anything but. The result is stark and discomforting.
It’s probable that the governments of Europe will remember the real import of this decision—that when asked to stand with our European allies and Arab friends, we chose Israel instead.
Pay attention: This is what it feels like to live in a nation whose moment has passed.

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LOOK  WHO’S  SMILING

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Jerusalem Move Designed to Create Chaos

(Reader discretion advised on this shocking comment below. 
If you are a nun or under 18, please stop reading NOW!)

HENRY MAKOW :  The recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital is part of a long-term plan for Masonic Jewish global hegemony.  Trump’s gratuitous action has enraged the entire world, especially 1.8 billion Muslims, or 25% of the world’s population.
Trump’s job is not to lead us to the Promised Land. His job is to polarize and divide. The goal is conflict itself—gridlock, war, and chaos. Ordo ab Chao. (‘Order from Chaos’).
We are being played by an extremely clever and powerful Satanic cult.
TIMOTHY FITZPATRICK : Publicly, Trump has made some disturbing, incestuous comments about his own daughters, at one time discussing the potential breast size of his then-infant daughter Tiffany and also claiming that he would be dating his daughter Ivanka had he not been her father. Normally when you hear someone talking about legs and breasts, it’s not a parent talking about their infant daughter.
One cannot rule out the possibility that Ivanka is the victim of sexual abuse and mind control.  Trump’s posed photo with then 15-year-old Ivanka, where she is wearing a short skirt and slinky top without a bra whilst perched atop copulating birds—see picture—doesn’t help Trump’s avoidance of incest suspicion.
On April 26, 2016, a “Katie Johnson” filed a rape complaint in a California Court against defendants Donald Trump and Jeffrey Epstein.
“On the fourth and final sexual encounter with the Defendant, Donald J. Trump, the Plaintiff, Katie Johnson, was tied to a bed by Defendant Trump who then proceeded to forcibly rape Plaintiff Johnson. During the course of this savage sexual attack, Plaintiff Johnson loudly pleaded with Defendant Trump to ‘please wear a condom’.
Defendant Trump responded by violently striking Plaintiff Johnson in the face with his open hand and screaming that “he would do whatever he wanted’ as he refused to wear protection.
(Katie Johnson as a teenager, pictured on the right)
After achieving sexual orgasm, the Defendant, Donald J. Trump put his suit back on and when the Plaintiff, Katie Johnson, in tears asked Defendant Trump what would happen if he had impregnated her, Defendant Trump grabbed his wallet and threw some money at her and screamed that she should use the money “to get a fucking abortion’.”
An alleged witness to the above rape, Tiffany Doe, has come forward. She claims she was paid by Jeffrey Epstein to lure underage girls to Epstein-and-friends parties with the bait of promised modeling opportunities.
“It was at these series of parties that I personally witnessed the Plaintiff being forced to perform various sexual acts with Donald J. Trump and Mr. Epstein. Both Mr. Trump and Mr. Epstein were advised that she was 13 years old.”
Tiffany Doe goes on in her affidavit to identify a 12-year-old victim of Trump and Epstein. A second witness corroborates the story of both Johnson and her lurer. The case remains open.
HENRY MAKOW (commenting on these lurid details) :  They might have used blackmail to remind Trump to play his part. As Tim Fitzpatrick has shown above, it’s likely that Trump has been sexually compromised by the Mossad.

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The Flip Side Of Trump’s Embassy Move

Brother Nathanael — Dec 7, 2017

Absolute, Obvious, Unacknowledged Disaster

Fred Reed — The Unz Review Nov 30, 2017

Black Lives matter protest

A racial snapshot of America

Let us look into the abyss. It will do no good.
First, another page in the sordid comic book of American race relations. In Beijing, three black basketball players from UCLA were arrested for shoplifting. They faced jail time. Ten years, actually.
The theft was so stupid that it demands explanation. It was too stupid for stupidity to be responsible They did not need to steal. They were pampered babies of semi-pro basketball, infinitely privileged. They are not expected to meet academic standards, to study, or be able to read. Something other than conventional stupidity must be involved. Is it that blacks, as various psychologists have said, lack impulse control, cannot readily envision the future? I don’t know. It fits, though.
There is a curious pattern here. Scoreboard Baby is a book tracking the careers of black football players at the University of Washington. UW is a big-time football school and these players were on track to be millionaires in the NFL. Yet their record in the university is one of rape, armed robbery, assault, wife-beating, endlessly repeated drunk driving, drug use, and parole violation. Criminality is understandable: You want those tennis shoes, or your life is so screwed up that you just don’t give a damn. These guys, with everything going for them, apparently could not control themselves even in their own interest.
But, back to the basketball players: As they awaited a decade in a Chinese slam, Donald Trump–drum roll, trumpets—drops from the sky like a thunderbolt, weaning a red, white, and blue cape. He intervenes to save three two-bit semi-literate boosters. The President of the United States acting like a starveling PD, public defender, the bottom-rung lawyers who hang around court houses in cheap suits to keep bottom-feeding crooks on the street.
Possibly I was wrong about the manner of Mr. Trump’s arrival. Anyway, I am thinking that when he leaves office, he could start a firm, Shoplifters Redemption International and get federal outreach money.
OK, next. Baltimore has passed three hundred murders for the year. The figure is so astonishing that one almost begins to see it as like a batting average: Can they make it to four hundred? Are we doing better than last year?
You will probably have assumed hat the killers were Chinese math majors from Johns Hopkins. Right? You racist dog.
In response to its Bizarro world chaos, the black government of Ballmer tears down Confederate statues. Yes. These cause crime. The correlation is undeniable: Japan has no Confederate statues, and no crime. See?
These offensive sculptures commemorate a war that Baltimore’s cadavers, strewn about like flower petals in autumn, couldn’t spell. Do you doubt this? Go into the schools of Baltimore and see how many can spell “Confederate.” Which brings us to:
Next: Another Baltimorean triumph:. Fox News: Project Baltimore analyzed 2017 state testing data and found one-third of High Schools in Baltimore, last year, had zero students proficient in math.” In six other high schools, only 1 percent tested proficient in math. Only 15 percent of Baltimore students passed the state’s English test..
Bear in mind that the schools, and their policies, are entirely under control of a black government.
It is hard to decide whether these revelations are astonishing or boring. Accustomed to such numbers by long exposure, we forget that scholastic catastrophe of this magnitude would be unthinkable in any other civilized society. Can you imagine a Baltimore in Japan? Finland? South Korea? Germany before African immigration? Ah, but Baltimore is getting rid of those oppressive statues. That will fix things.
Absolute, obvious, unacknowledged disaster.
Next: More advances in the homicide competition: Chicago, the City that Works, has hit six hundred dead! Zingo! Those pikers in Ballmer don’t have a chance. There is good news, of a sort. There have been 2045 shootings in Chicago to the end of October. This comes 3.41 attempts per murder. Oh blessed inaccuracy. In poor marksmanship lies our hope.
Chicago’s educational statistics do not differ markedly from those of Baltimore, Detroit, Newark, or New Orleans. All of these cities turn out young blacks who will have no chance at all in a techno-industrial society. Reckon this happens in Beijing?
Absolute, obvious, unacknowledged disaster.
And hopeless. Even if we believed that better schools would help, a proposition for which there is no evidence, or earlier intervention, perhaps in the womb, or special tutoring, or tweaks to self-esteem, even free Air Jordans, it would take twelve years to have effect—the length of a high-school education. Politicians do not look beyond the next election.
Anyway, there is no point in talking about education. Blacks lack interest. Have you ever heard of a black school telling mothers—there apparently are no fathers in what seems to have become a sprawling parthenogenetic ecosystem—to help their kids with their homework? Of black Boards of Education asking for thicker textbooks with bigger words and smaller pictures? It is semi-illiteracy by choice. We are doomed.
Absolute, obvious, unacknowledged disaster.
Next. The war goes on. We have black football players refusing to stand for the national anthem. They think that young black males are being hunted down by cops. Actually of course black males are hunting each other down in droves but black football players apparently have no objection to this. They do not themselves convincingly suffer discrimination. Where else can you get paid six million green ones a year for grabbing something and running? Maybe in a district of jewelers.
The non-standing is racial hostility to whites. The large drop in attendance of games, of television viewership, is racial blowback by whites. Millions of whites are thinking, that, if America doesn’t suit them, football players can afford a ticket to Kenya. While this line of reasoning is tempting, it doesn’t really address the problem and so would be a waste of time.
But what, really, is the problem?
It is one that dare not raise its head: that blacks cannot compete with whites, Asians, or Latin-Americans. Is there counter-evidence? This leaves them in an incurable state of resentment and thus hostility. I think we all know this: Blacks know it, whites know it, liberals know it, and conservatives know it. If any doubt this, the truth would be easy enough to determine with carefully done tests. The furious resistance to the very idea of measuring intelligence suggests awareness of the likely outcome. You don’t avoid a test if you expect good results.
So we do nothing while things worsen and the world looks on astounded. We have mob attacks by Black Lives Matter, the never-ending Knockout Game, flash mobs looting stores and subway trains, occasional burning cities, and we do nothing. Which makes sense, because there is nothing to be done short of restructuring the country.
Absolute, obvious, unacknowledged disaster.
Regarding which: Do we really want, any of us, what we are doing? In particular, has anyone asked ordinary blacks, not black pols and race hustlers. “Do you really want to live among whites, or would you prefer a safe middle-class black neighborhood? Do your kids want to go to school with whites? If so, why? Do you want them to? Why? Would you prefer black schools to decide what and how to teach your children? Keeping whites out of it? Would you prefer having only black police in your neighborhood?”
And the big one: “Do you, and the people you actually know in your neighborhood, really want integration? Or is it something imposed on you by oreo pols and white ideologues?”
But these are things we must never think, never ask.
It isn’t working. Absolute, obvious, unacknowledged disaster.

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“Peek-a-boo” by Red Velvet: Why Do Men Keep Getting Killed in Music Videos?

Vigilant Citizen — Dec 6, 2017

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In Peek-a-boo, members of the group Red Velvet kill a pizza delivery boy as part of an occult ritual. It is the ultimate proof that K-Pop is completely sold out to the occult elite.
Red Velvet is the name of a delicious cake, but it is also the name of a K-Pop girl band that is extremely popular in Asia. The group’s video Peek-a-Boo reads as an Occult-Elite 101 introductory course and it ends with the death of a random guy for no apparent reason. The video is a perfect continuation of a disturbing trend seen across pop culture: The killing of men by female stars. Why is murder being celebrated in pop videos aimed at young people?
One thing is for sure, the members of Red Velvet are not making the decisions involving their careers. And they’re not directing any videos.
Indeed, Red Velvet is signed with the notorious South Korean label SM Entertainment, which has made the news several times for subjecting “idols” (that’s how these performers are they’re called in Korea) to “slave contracts” and mistreatment.
SM Entertainment, one of the largest Korean music labels, has had a series of legal challenges to its contractual policies. In 2009, former Super Junior member Han Geng claimed that the company forced him to do things he didn’t want to do under threat of fines if he disobeyed and denied him sick leave when he developed gastritis and kidney problems. (…)
In 2012, EXO-M’s leader Kris filed a lawsuit to get his contract annulled due to the company’s neglect of his opinion and health: “The company has treated me like a machine part or as an object of control rather than presenting a vision as an entertainer.”
– ListVerse, 10 Horrifying Realities From The World Of Asian Pop Music
While K-Pop songs are often cute and upbeat, the behind-the-scenes of this world is extremely sinister. The entire K-Pop system is based on the recruitment and exploitation of young, talented individuals who are subjected to a military-style training program to turn them into slaves.
According to one Singaporean woman who was picked out at a mass audition by a Korean talent scouting firm, trainees are expected to work 14-hour days to practice gym, dance, swimming, and singing. Breakfast is limited to low-fat biscuits, bananas, and lettuce. Chicken breast and salad are served for dinner, and no water is allowed after 7:00 PM to prevent “bloatedness.” Trainees are accompanied into the bathroom by a minder and made to wear sunglasses at all times. One part of the process of becoming a K-pop is extensive plastic surgery, which is so common in the K-pop industry that an entire website exists documenting before and after shots of idols’ surgical procedures.
– Ibid.
And that is only the beginning. Those who go through this ordeal, especially women, are often turned into sex slaves (Beta Kittens).
Female trainees are traded by brokers and are allegedly brought to bars and forced to engage in sexual work to get ahead, even if they are still minors. One ex-trainee claimed in an interview that the going rate for a “meeting” with a female trainee was $220, while very young trainees, or those signed with a prominent label, cost between $700-900.
In 2010, Taiwanese singer Estrella Lin claimed that when she was a member of girl group 3EP Beauties, her agency bartered her body to potential investors. She said this is an open secret throughout the Korean entertainment industry, and actresses and singers are expected or forced to give sexual services in order to get advancement opportunities. In 2002, Jang Seok-woo, CEO of Open World Entertainment, was arrested for not only sexually abusing female trainees, but encouraging male idols in his employ to do the same. Aphrodisiac substances were administered to trainees, some of whom were underage.
– Ibid.
As usual, these stories are only the tip of the iceberg. As seen in my several other articles about K-Pop and J-Pop, the entire system is drenched in Monarch programming and occult rituals.
Red Velvet’s Peek-a-boo is another proof of the sad truth about K-Pop: A group of Beta kittens who dance to the occult elite’s agenda and symbolism.
A Red Velvet promo pic. Click to enlarge

A Red Velvet promo pic. Click to enlarge

Let’s look at the video.

Peek-a-Boooo

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Trump’s Jerusalem Tit-For-Tat: Orders Saudis To ‘Immediately’ End Yemen Blockade

Tyler Durden — Zero Hedge Dec 6, 2017

In a brief statement issued Wednesday afternoon, President Trump called on Saudi leadership to completely lift the years long Saudi military blockade on war-torn Yemen. The unexpected announcement came on the same day President Trump delivered an extremely controversial televised address wherein he gave official US recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

“I have directed officials in my administration to call the leadership of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to request that they completely allow food, fuel, water and medicine to reach the Yemeni people who desperately need it,” Trump said through a White House press release. “This must be done for humanitarian reasons immediately.”

Though it’s unclear exactly why the directive was suddenly issued after years of humanitarian catastrophe in Yemen, it is likely connected with the widespread shock and condemnation from world leaders which immediately followed in the wake of Trump’s speech formally recognizing Jerusalem as the Israeli capital. The Yemen directive was published by the Office of the Press Secretary only a matter of two hours later.

And while Trump cites “humanitarian reasons” for the urgent directive requesting the lifting of the siege, Saudi Arabia has enforced a military blockade on deeply impoverished Yemen since it began bombing the country in 2015. Furthermore, media and human rights groups began reporting on the de facto naval blockade of Yemen’s ports – which quickly left over 20 million Yemeni civilians facing a dire humanitarian crisis – soon after the war began in March of 2015. This occurred as the US and UK stationed military and intelligence officers in Saudi command and control centers in order to assist in targeting Yemeni Houthi rebel locations.

As early as June 2015, for example, a Guardian investigation found that the US and UK were enabling the crippling blockade, which has been widely acknowledged as a “humanitarian disaster”. According to the report, “nearly 80% of the population is in urgent need of food, water and medical aid, in a humanitarian disaster that aid agencies say has been dramatically worsened by a naval blockade imposed by an Arab coalition with US and British backing.”

While it’s clear that the lifting of the siege is a welcome step in the right direction for the millions of suffering Yemeni men, women, and children impacted, the White House decision in reality has nothing to do with humanitarian concerns, as the US itself has for the past two years been partnering with the Saudis in all its actions in Yemen (also including Bahrain, Kuwait, UAE, Egypt, Sudan, and with the UK as a huge supplier of weapons).

Saudi airstrikes on the impoverished country, which have killed many thousands of civilians – a shocking percentage of children among them according to the UN – and displaced tens of thousands, have further involved the use of American military hardware. Cholera has recently made a comeback amidst the appalling war-time conditions, and civilian infrastructure such as hospitals have been bombed by the coalition. Though likely falling short of the true number, as of November 5,295 civilians have been killed and another 8,873 injured in the war, according to figures provided by the UN.

And the coalition’s military campaign greatly intensified this week following former President Ali Abdullah Saleh’s death, which resulted in an uptick in the aerial pounding of Sanaa, which was overrun by Houthi rebels.

So why is Trump belatedly citing “humanitarian reasons” now?

As Middle East analyst Hassan Hassan says, it appears that today’s statement on Yemen is no doubt connected with what many described as the strong and vehement reaction to the earlier Jerusalem recognition move by both King Salman and MBS. “This sounds like a tit-for-tat statement concerning the Jerusalem move. What happened suddenly for this administration to care about Yemenis, esp given recent news the Saudi-led Coalition lifted some of the blockade?” observed Hassan Hassan shortly after the release of the Yemen directive.

No doubt, Trump understands how he can leverage regional allies on the issue of human rights anytime they don’t fall in line with the US position – he knows where the skeletons are buried as the US has long been in the trenches with Saudi Arabia and other gulf allies during the region’s “regime change” wars in places like Libya and Syria. But this goes the other way too, as we previously predicted of the recent Qatari-Saudi diplomatic war which resulted in both sides accusing the other of human rights abuses and aiding terrorism in the region: “the United States itself will not be spared in this new open season of airing dirty laundry as old allies turn on each other.”

So while Trump suddenly and conveniently puts Saudi Arabia in the hot seat using human rights as an excuse, we should expect that Saudi Arabia will itself eventually retaliate, likely through some kind of leak or media interview. 

Trump has already received an immense amount of pushback over his decision to recognize Jerusalem as the Israeli capital by moving the US embassy there. The countries condemning the move include the UK, France, Germany, Canada, Russia, China, Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, UAE, Egypt, Jordan, as well as the EU and Arab League. 

As Trump finds he’s put himself in an isolated position over the Jerusalem move, and as he potentially lashes out further against US regional allies, things are about to get even more interesting in the Middle East.

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Jerusalem Recognition Stems From JFK’s Murder

henrymakow.com — Dec 7, 2017

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Crypto-Jew LBJ played a critical role in assassination and cover-up. Click to enlarge

 On November 20,1963, the US delegation at the UN called for the right of displaced Palestinian Arabs to return to their homes in Israel and for those who chose not to return, to be compensated. Nothing came of that or of Kennedy’s opposition to Israel acquiring nuclear weapons.
A direct line runs from JFK’s assassination Nov 23, 1963, through the Israeli attack on the USS Liberty to Israel’s role in 9-11 to Netanyahu’s 26 standing ovations from Congress in 2015 to Trump’s decision Wednesday likely influenced by Mossad sexual blackmail.
According to Michael Collins Piper, the Mossad likely played a decisive role in Kennedy’s murder. Connect the dots folks. The US has been hijacked. Americans are the bitches of the central banking cartel who use Zionism as their instrument. Like Communism, Zionism is a part of Freemasonry (Cabalism, Satanism).  Below, The American Chronicle elaborates on Piper’s findings.

Source: The American Chronicle  — (abridged by henrymakow.com) 

We have long maintained that it took a village to murder the president, but the work of Michael Collins Piper distills the motive of the crime and its origins in Israel and with leading Zionists in the United States and Canada.
Although the final act which sealed Kennedy’s death was his refusal to permit Israel nuclear weapons, he was a marked man from his inauguration when he was forced to accept Lyndon Baines Johnson as his Vice President. Johnson’s maternal grandmothers were Jewish which, according to modern Jewish law, makes the child a Jew. Johnson spent time in the 1940’s smuggling arms into Palestine for the incipient Jewish state and aided their illegal importation into the United States in the 1930s…
The gauntlet against Kennedy was thrown down on June 26, 1963, when David Ben-Gurion resigned from office in protest over Kennedy’s refusal to grant nuclear technologies to the terrorist state of Israel. Wikipedia claims that Ben-Gurion resigned for “personal reasons” but only a shill or the incompetently naïve would accept such statement. Ben-Gurion’s very dramatic action was a signal to complete the operation to murder Kennedy.
Some authors such as Jim Marrs have protested Jewish involvement in the murder because the State of Israel supposedly lacked the ability to reach beyond its borders in 1963, but he misses the point entirely. The State of Israel is international and transnational – a lawless state which knows no borders. Thus it could rely upon very powerful Zionists in the United States and Canada to do its bidding. The Diaspora is the State of Israel, of which Israel is but a mere doormat.

 

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Fiat Currency and Ghost Money got Bit in the Literal Ass by Bitcoin

Reflections in a Petri Dish — Dec 7, 2017

Dog Poet Transmitting;
Dong! Dong! Ding! Dong! Bring out the dead! Bring out the dead! It is the death of fiat currency. It is the shuddering corpse of the international banker! It is the gasping, oxygen starved, equity starved body of the centuries old, vampire slavers of humanity, with tubes coming out of the nose and tubes in the arm, tubes of new waves curling, left breaking, surfing avatar, coming into shore. “Amazing Grace, how sweet the sound”- of world shaking change.
The hot breath of Satan curls the hairs at the nape of the neck of the Baron Rothschild’s and ritual child killing George Soros, laughing in their brief hour, plunging the sacrificial knife into the chest of despoiled innocence. The weeping, tormented children writhe and squirm on the black altar of dancing demons, drinking their blood. They are like goats pissing on themselves before the rut. Their hour has come round at last and they are in a frenzy to tear and rend, until the final tortured seconds of this passing age. The thresher toothed mouth of Hell opens and the siren call of the apocalypse sings them home.
Well here it comes! Dan dan da dan dan… here comes the light...Whoa whoa… here comes the light♫
Bit Coin is past 15,000 dollars. Venezuela has taken their national currency and is about to turn it entirely into crypto-currency. South Korea is riding the Bit Coin Train. They don’t care that they are paying a premium, Bit Coin will amortize that in a few days! They’ll pay whatever they have to. Japan is riding Pullman on the Virtual Currency Train. Two months ago, the talk was all about Bit Coin sinking because China was closing down the virtual currency exchanges. It’s been three months since that was so present in the news and now… I haven’t heard a thing.
Wait a minute… at one point China had 90% of Bit Coin. They closed the market and Bit Coin is still climbing. WTF???
What has been running this manifest world for a good long while? What has made America so rich? Why are smart people saying, “Get out of cash now?” This is a spiritual war and the invisible as ever, pulls the strings of the visible. The money monsters have been using debt based currencies to create depressions, famine, wars and any tragedy one can imagine to keep the public in line and hungry. When they aren’t hungry, new hungers are manufactured. Desire is whipped into a frenzy. Black Friday is the true holiday of runaway Materialism and Wal-Mart is its prophet.
When you look at the doom-sayers and nay sayers of Crpto-currencies it turns out to be the sleaziest bloody pulpit, financial Elmer Gantry’s going; like Jamie Dimon. Meanwhile as the hypocrite rails against Bit Coin, he’s working to create his own blockchain currency. Bwahahahahahaha!!!
I am not a financial wizard, nor an eminence grise, without portfolio or association with any particular system of thought. What I do know is that they can’t shut down Bit Coin, or any of the others without destroying themselves. They can’t shut down the internet without stabbing themselves in the vitals. So they are trying to control access and fast track the bullshit and marginalize the truth into the slow lane. No matter what they try to do, they aren’t going to be able to succeed at it.
In the background behind all the manufactured hoopla about serial female abusers and moving the embassy to Jerusalem (proving that Sheldon Adelson owns Donald Trump) and the obvious hot spot wars and terror incidents that are going to come out of it; despite profane entertainments of dumbed down talentless hacks who aren’t even old enough to drink. The video is there to be astounded by; are they really promoting this kind of thing? Uh… yeah, they are. ALL OF THESE hooked claw hands waving in your face, while you are trying to text while driving …is for one reason; stop Mr. Apocalypse at all costs. Once the money power has been routed away from the grasp of the international bankers, it’s going to be open season on the biggest lies in recent lifetimes. I call your attention to this one and most certainly, of course, to this one. Along with these pending exposures (and we are already seeing the hydra heads of this perverted Leviathan rising from the subconscious ocean up to the surface mind) is coming the twisted sex and death rituals and routines of the elite and which will turn Pizza Gate into a mere side dish.
They know it’s coming. They feel that hot breath at the back of their necks. They feel the cold chill at the ear lobes as the voice of the crypt whispers… “You are coming with me. You are coming with me. Your time is ending and judgment is at hand.” It is as clear as crystal to see. They have, or did have, two primary advantages of manifest force and power until now; one is the money and their appearance of control and the other is the occult practices that they have going full time to the end of public hypnotics and the impress of Fear. Both of these are having their water cut off. On the one hand is the death of their financial sway and on the other is the fact that the devil works for God so… and let me point out, “all things work together for good to those who love the lord.” So… this means that whatever they have been up to is actually being routed to their own devastation and the power they had over truth tellers speaking out because of their currency control is vaporizing… disappearing in thin air because it was only GHOST MONEY IN THE FIRST PLACE!!!
Mr Apocalypse is here! The avatar is here. Is the avatar a single great soul, embodied in flesh that conceals from the unawakened eye the glorious light of the power of God, which it is an incarnation of; or is it the incremental surge of realization coming to life in the collective human heart? Is it both simultaneously? That it is, in some form, is the important thing. The force is with(in) us and it’s not a Lucas Production. It’s been coming and coming for longer than most anyone besides The Logos has been watching. We are neither pro nor con with the Theosophists. What we do know is that they have access to occult history. Try finding occult history. It’s very hard to locate. I spent years finding the amounts that I was able to study from Plato to any number of writers and visionaries, most of the evidence of which got burned to cinders in the library of Alexandria but it’s there if you go looking and you look hard enough and you know where to look. Often, one source leads to another source and another source …and occasionally to an entire compendium of what may or may not have occurred.
It is changing right in front of our eyes but it is difficult to see because the claw hooked hands are waving wildly in front of our eyes and crying out, “Look here, no look there, how about this? How about that? It’s a wired talking sex toy, something like Amazon Echo, working out of a functioning dildo. It is increasing levels of manufactured distraction, whose purpose is to keep you from seeing that it is changing right in front of your eyes and it is changing at every level. Viewed from the surface it looks one way, seen in the gears and pistons and compression chambers behind the scenes it looks very different. When you look even behind that into the realm of numbers and symbols, which are in certain cases reservoirs of potential power for those who know the formula for setting it into action, then… then it is something different again. When you move even further past that, into the consciousness of angels and the mind of God, well… heh heh, you can’t. Some can experience the consciousness of angels but to be aware in the mind of God you must be God. Of course there is a mystery there.
As far as accessing the mind of God, there is a way that can be accomplished in a purely personal way, according to your talents and awareness and that is through inspiration and intuition. These forces flow down and you can put yourself in the way of them. It’s like standing under the shower. You do have to put yourself in the shower to begin with, however…
My friends, there are reasons to be giddy with excitement and to be filled with positive expectation in these times of transition and transformation but… that has always been the case. My friends, that has always been the case, forget about the incredible possibilities of the moment. The moment has always been at hand for those who practice the Greatest Commandment and know what the implications are because through faithful performance of this, you make any time into a time like this or any time where the potential is off the charts …because for those who love the ineffable it is always off the charts because it is outside the box, it is beyond the parameters and artificial boundaries of this sensory perceived stage of existence. As much as the almighty is wedded into the fabric of manifest life and as much as manifest life is composed of the body of God, the ineffable is still always distinct and apart from all form and transition in and out of… matter into energy and into matter again and whatever. Swedenborg rightly said, “the spiritual sun never reaches its zenith” because… because? Otherwise it would have to descend.
In other words, no matter how much appears to be in manifestation, there is always more that is not manifest than is manifest. This is yet more evidence that the divine is all powerful. The divine has more power in reserve than has ever been in expression.
Carpe diem! Carpe momentum! Carpe aeternum!
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