“Democratic Institutions?” – 10 Lessons from history that will destroy your trust in the CIA

“Democratic Institutions?” – 10 Lessons from history that will destroy your trust in the CIA

20-07-18 07:57:00,

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Did everyone urging us to trust the CIA forget this happened? Or do they just want us to?

In the hysterical wake of the Trump-Putin Summit in Helsinki, President Donald Trump was roundly criticised in the media for taking the side of a “hostile state” over his own intelligence agencies. The Guardian referred to Mueller as a “heroic marine” who Trump disbelieved in favour of a “Russian dictator”.

In the past, when Trump has criticised the FBI, CIA or NSA he has been accused of “undermining faith in our institutions”. He’s been blamed for a collapse of trust in the government. But was this trust ever earned?

At every corner, we are urged to simply believe what we are told. Whether it is about believing Porton Down and MI6 about “novichok”, or believing the White Helmets about Sarin, or believing the FBI about “collusion”, we are presented with no facts, just assertions from authority. Those who question those assertions are deemed “bots” at best or “traitors” at worst.

Well here, fellow traitors, are the Top Ten reasons to question anything and everything the CIA – or any intelligence agency – has ever told you.

10. OPERATION PAPERCLIP – we’ll start with an oldie but a goody. In 1945, as the allies were advancing on Berlin from both sides, American Army Intelligence (this was before the CIA were founded) were “capturing” (read: recruiting) over 1600 Nazi scientists and engineers. Most famous of them was Werhner von Braun…sorry, SS Sturmbannführer von Braun.

Whilst Allied soldiers died in the name of defeating fascism, the CIA’s predecessors were actively recruiting Nazis to come and build bombs for them.

9. OPERATION NORTHWOODS – The original, and important, precedent for accusations that the CIA et al. might engage in false-flag attacks. Operation Northwoods was a joint CIA/Pentagon proposal designed around the idea of escalating a war with Cuba by stoking public anger:

The proposals called for the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) or other U.S. government operatives to commit acts of terrorism against American civilians and military targets, blaming it on the Cuban government,

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Leaked Netanyahu Tape: We Made Trump Cancel the Iran Deal

Leaked Netanyahu Tape: We Made Trump Cancel the Iran Deal

20-07-18 12:21:00,

Netanyahu further agrees that “the Iranian regime” will “disappear with the help of God”

On Tuesday an Israeli television channel aired leaked video footage it obtained exclusively showing Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu boasting that he had personally convinced President Trump to abandon the Iran nuclear deal. The statements were made at a small dinner event where he addressed senior members of his Likud party. 

The video, aired by Israel’s Kan News shows Netanyahu enthusiastically praising his and Likud leadership’s efforts, saying “We convinced the US president [to exit the deal] and I had to stand up against the whole world and come out against this agreement.” He added, “And we didn’t give up.” 

According to a translation of the prime minister’s words by The Times of Israel he further agrees that “the Iranian regime” will “disappear with the help of God” — in the words of one of his supporters, to which Netanyahu adds, “You said it. From your mouth to God.”

The Times of Israel presents the rest of the short clip’s contents as follows:

The prime minister then begins to speak about the Iranian regime — “not the Iranian people, I have nothing against them” — before he is interrupted by an unidentified person off-screen who says, “It will disappear with the help of God.”

“You said it. From your mouth to God,” Netanyahu says in response as the clip ends.

Netanyahu does not explain in the video aired by Kan how he convinced Trump to exit the deal. Trump had vowed to scrap what he assailed as the “worst deal ever” before becoming president.

The Israeli broadcaster that obtained the footage said it was filmed two weeks ago. 

When early this week the New York Times published the Israeli account of how a daring Mossad operation deep inside Iran netted what are said to be tens of thousands of secret Iranian nuclear documents in an “Ocean’s 11”-style heist, we noted the Times story appeared to be a propaganda victory lap of sorts meant to further bolster Israeli intelligence’s reputation and far-reaching abilities abroad.

Netanyahu unveiled the stolen cache of about 55,000 pages of documents and 183 CDs in a television address that the said proved the existence of an illegal and ongoing secret program to “test and build nuclear weapons”

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The Prophecy of Orwell’s 1984. Totalitarian Control and the Entertainment Culture that Takes Over | Global Research – Centre for Research on Globalization

The Prophecy of Orwell’s 1984. Totalitarian Control and the Entertainment Culture that Takes Over | Global Research – Centre for Research on Globalization

20-07-18 06:37:00,

“Christianity gave Eros poison to drink; he did not die of it, certainly, but degenerated to Vice.” – Frederick Nietzsche, Beyond Good and Evil

“Ours is essentially a tragic age, so we refuse to take it tragically. The cataclysm has happened, we are among the ruins, we start to build up new little habitats, to have new little hopes. It is rather hard work: there is now no smooth road into the future: but we go round, or scramble over the obstacles. We’ve got to live, no matter how many skies have fallen.” – D. H. Lawrence, Lady Chatterley’s Lover

“The so-called consumer society and the politics of corporate capitalism have created a second nature of man which ties him libidinally and aggressively to the commodity form.  The need for possessing, consuming, handling and constantly renewing gadgets, devices, instruments, engines, offered to and imposed upon the people, for using these wares even at the danger of one’s own destruction, has become a ‘biological’ need.” – Herbert Marcuse, One Dimensional Man

There is a vast literature analyzing the political prophecy of George Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four.  Big Brother, double-speak, telescreens, crimestop, etc. – all applied to our current political situation.  The language has become part of our popular lexicon, and as such, has become clichéd through overuse.  Blithe, habitual use of language robs it of its power to crack open the safe that hides the realities of life.

There is no doubt that Orwell wrote a brilliant political warning about the methods of totalitarian control.  But hidden at the heart of the book is another lesson lost on most readers and commentators.  Rats, torture, and Newspeak resonate with people fixated on political repression, which is a major concern, of course.  But so too is privacy and sexual passion in a country of group-think and group-do, where “Big Brother” poisons you in the crib and the entertainment culture then takes over to desexualize intimacy by selling it as another public commodity.  

The United States is a pornographic society.  By pornographic I do not just mean the omnipresent selling of exploitative sex through all media to titillate a voyeuristic public living in the unreality of screen “life” and screen sex through television,

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Assange Will be Handed Over to UK ‘In Coming Days, According to my Sources’ – Head of RT, Margarita Simonyan

Assange Will be Handed Over to UK ‘In Coming Days, According to my Sources’ – Head of RT, Margarita Simonyan

20-07-18 06:31:00,

Let’s hope her “sources” are wrong.

This is ominous because Simonyan has incredibly good sources, i.e. high level people in Russia with access to good quality intel.

She is also close to Assange.

Her tweet reads: 

“My sources say that Assange will be handed over to UK authorities in the coming weeks or even days. I hope with all my heart that my sources are mistaken.”

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Central Banks Are Using The Trade War To Hide Their Direct Influence On Stocks

Central Banks Are Using The Trade War To Hide Their Direct Influence On Stocks

19-07-18 09:29:00,

Authored by Brandon Smith via Alt-Market.com,

There has been a lot of confusion lately in the mainstream economic media as well as in independent media circles as to the behavior of stock markets in the wake of the recently initiated global trade war. In particular, stocks suffered one of the longest runs of negative days in their history in June, only to then spike just after Donald Trump “officially” began trade war tariffs in July. The expectation by many was that the headlines would cause an immediate and continued downturn in equities markets, but this was not the case. Many analysts have been left bewildered.

This is an issue I have touched on multiple times since the beginning of this year, and it is something I predicted long before Trump’s election in 2016. But it is obvious that the schizophrenic nature of stocks needs to be addressed in a very concise, no-holds-barred fashion, because there are still far too many people who are looking at all the wrong causes and correlations.

First, let’s be clear: stock markets are NOT tracking the news headlines. The past month should have proved this if there was any previous doubt.

It is hard for investors and some analysts to grasp this fact, primarily because for at least the past few years it appeared as though stock markets were utterly dictated by headlines out of Bloomberg, Reuters and other mainstream media outlets. Once investors and analysts became used to this narrative it was difficult for them to adapt when the dynamic changed. They are still living in the past based on an assumption that was never quite correct to begin with.

In reality, headlines never actually dictated stock prices; it was always the Federal Reserve among other central banks.

As I and others have noted consistently, stock market valuations for the past several years have tracked almost perfectly with the Fed’s balance sheet. That is to say, every time the Fed purchased more assets and increased the balance sheet, stocks went up.

After years of the notorious “Fed Put,” we now have an entire generation of investors and market writers that have never experienced a stock environment in which equities actually fall according to the health of their corresponding companies or the economy at large.

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The man behind Ukraine coup is now turning Greece against Russia (Video)

The man behind Ukraine coup is now turning Greece against Russia (Video)

19-07-18 07:20:00,

US President Donald Trump has just lectured NATO on it member’s commitment performance and held a controversial meeting with the Russian President Vladimir Putin and is next week to receive EU Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, with trade matters being high up on the agenda.

Juncker is expected to present Trump with a package of proposals to help smooth relations and potentially heal areas of division, particularly those surrounding Europe’s trade relationship with America. Those proposals are precisely what is cropping up as another area of divergence between some members of the EU, specifically France and Germany, just after a major contention on migration has been driving discord within the Union.

This gets down to whether Europe should offer concessions to Trump on trade while Trump is admittedly describing the Union as a ‘foe’ and has initiated a trade spat with the Union by assessing trade tariffs on steel and aluminum imports from Europe, spurring retaliatory tariff measures from the EU Commission.

France, specifically, is opposed to any sort of compromise with Trump on the matter, where Trump is perceived as an opponent to the Union and its unity, whereas Germany is economically motivated to seek an end to the trade dispute under the threat of a new round of tariffs emanating from the Trump administration, and is therefore seeking to find some sort of proposal that Trump will accept and therefore back down on his protectionism against the EU, and Germany in particular.

Politico reports:

Only a week before European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker flies to Washington, France and Germany are divided over how much he should offer to U.S. President Donald Trump to end a deepening trade war, say European diplomats and officials.

But, they add, Germany has the upper hand. Berlin is shaping Juncker’s agenda, suggesting three offers that he could take to Trump on July 25 to resolve the dispute, according to people familiar with the plans.

The French are uneasy about the wisdom of such a conciliatory approach, however, and publicly accuse Trump of seeking to splinter and weaken the 28-member bloc, which he has called his “foe.”

Despite Paris’ reservations about giving away too much to the increasingly hostile U.S.

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If Everything’s So Awesome, Why Are Investors Paying So Much For Crash Protection?

If Everything’s So Awesome, Why Are Investors Paying So Much For Crash Protection?

19-07-18 07:07:00,

Tech stocks soaring to record highs and a slump in volatility suggest investors are brushing aside market risks, trade war concerns, and Central Bank tightening.

However, as Bloomberg notes, there is at least one gauge of investor sentiment that hints at a growing concern. The Cboe Skew Index, which tracks the cost of tail-risk equity protection, has jumped to the highest level since October. The rise signals options traders are growing wary of wild swings, just as the International Monetary Fund warned financial markets seem complacent to mounting risks in the global economy.

Generally, a rise in skew indicates that ‘crash protection’ is in demand among institutional investors (institutional/professional investors are the biggest traders in SPX options).

But an unusual move in the skew index (which historically has tended to oscillate approximately between a value of 100 and 150) is especially interesting when it diverges strongly from the VIX, which measures at the money and close to the money front month SPX option premiums.

Basically what a ‘low VIX/high skew’ combination is saying is: ‘the market overall is complacent, but big investors perceive far more tail risk than usually’ (it is exactly the other way around when the VIX is high and SKEW is low). Below is a chart showing the current SKEW/VIX combination…back to the same level it was at before the short-vol collapse accelerated in Jan/Feb.

In other words, a surprising increase in realized volatility may not be too far away.

Perhaps this is one reason why – based on the uncertainty of economic policy, VIX should be trading north of 40…

But it’s not just equity crash risk that is bid, credit investors are piling into CDS markets, worried there won’t be enough liquidity in a downturn – taking steps to avoid getting stuck with hard-to-trade corporate bonds.

As Bloomberg reports,  volume on Markit’s CDX North American Investment Grade Index, which tracks default swaps on 125 high-grade corporate bonds, reached a new milestone in the first half of 2018 of $1.56 trillion. That eclipsed every previous period in the past five years of data available.

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Amazon Now Accounts For 49% Of Online Retail

Amazon Now Accounts For 49% Of Online Retail

19-07-18 03:59:00,

Amazon will account for accounts for 49.1% of all online retail sales, up from 43% the year before, if they clear an expected $258 billion in sales this year.

The stunning figure provided by research firm eMarketer is tempered by the fact that Amazon’s near-majority share of online sales accounts for just 5% of all retail sales. Amazon is set to rake in $258.22 billion in US retail sales in 2018, while annual growth has jumped 29.2% year-over-year, reports Tech Crunch.

Fueling Amazon’s rise is a robust network of third-party sellers and a rapidly expanding range of goods from groceries to fashion – made all the more attractive for subscribers of their Prime services. 

Now, it is fast approaching a tipping point where more people will be spending money online with Amazon, than with all other retailers — combined. Amazon’s next-closest competitor, eBay, a very, very distant second at 6.6 percent, and Apple in third at 3.9 percent. Walmart, the world’s biggest retailer when counting physical stores, has yet to really hit the right note in e-commerce and comes in behind Apple with 3.7 percent of online sales in the US. –TC

Popular categories:

The most popular category on Amazon is consumer electronics and tech, with projected sales of $65.82 billion according to eMarketer; around a quarter of total turnover. Second in line is apparel and accessories, which should account for roughly $39.88 billion, followed by health, personal care and beauty with $16 billion. In last place is food and beverage trailing at $4.75 billion.

EMarketer arrives at their estimates “based on an analysis of quantitative and qualitative data from research firms, government agencies, media firms and public companies, plus interviews with top executives at publishers, ad buyers and agencies.” 

What’s more, Amazon is expected to drive over 80% of ecommerce growth this year.

Bread and butter

By in large Amazon’s largest cash cow is their Marketplace – a third-party sales platform on which sellers can use Amazon’s retail and logistics infrastructure to hawk their wares.

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MUST WATCH: Tucker Carlson’s Interview with Trump on the Putin Summit

MUST WATCH: Tucker Carlson’s Interview with Trump on the Putin Summit

19-07-18 03:35:00,

“I want to be the first person on record saying it: I endorse Tucker Carlson for President in the 2024 election.”

Tucker’s show last night was probably the best piece of cable news ever produced.

No joke.

And I don’t say that lightly – I’m a big cable news fan.

Let’s start with his opening remarks. Possibly the best monologue of all time. Certainly the most important.

And the first part of the pre-recorded Trump interview.

And second part.

Trump confirmed in this interview (recorded hours after the Summit) the same things he confirmed to Sean Hannity. Making the alleged “cuck” on the reliability of the intelligence agencies meaningless. He DID NOT forget an “apostrophe t” – he said that as a strategic fake-cuck.

Tucker ran with this thing a whole helluva lot better than Hannity did.

Trump is going to pull out of NATO in his second term. You heard it here first.

First it will be increasing economic ties with Russia, military exercises, then BOOM – Arctic Treaty Organization (ATO) – no more NATO.

We have a flag already.

Trump said POINT BLANK not one country has benefited from immigration.

He let it all loose here, folks – watch the damned interview.

Tucker is not only the most popular, powerful person on cable news, he is also the only one that even matters.

He absolutely gets everything.

I have to this day not seen a single thing that I disagree with the man on.

He was one of the only people who defended me and the concept of free speech in America when the censors came down, and for that I will forever be personally grateful. But far beyond that, the man is simply a national treasure.

And I fully endorse him for 2024.

I want to be the first person on record saying it: I endorse Tucker Carlson for President in the 2024 election.

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The Establishment Strikes Back | Global Research – Centre for Research on Globalization

The Establishment Strikes Back | Global Research – Centre for Research on Globalization

19-07-18 03:26:00,

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There are a number of elements in the recent release of an indictment of twelve named alleged Russian military intelligence GRU officers by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein looking into possible ties between Moscow and the Trump Administration that I find either implausible or even incoherent. But before considering that, it is necessary to consider the context of the announcement.

The Department of Justice, which had, based on evidence already revealed, actually interfered in the 2016 election more that Moscow could possibly have done, continued in that proud tradition by releasing the indictment three days before President Donald Trump was due to meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin. The Helsinki Summit between the two leaders was critically important to anyone interested in preserving the planet Earth as we know it and there was no reason at all to release a non-time sensitive document that was clearly intended to cast a shadow over the proceedings. In fact, the surfacing of the indictment might easily be explained as a deliberate attempt by a politicized Justice Department and Special Counsel Robert Mueller to torpedo President Trump over concerns that he might actually come to some understanding with Putin.

The 30-page long indictment is full of painstaking details about alleged Russian involvement but it makes numerous assertions that the reader is required to accept on faith because there is little or no evidence provided to back up the claims and the claims themselves could be false trails set up by any number of hostile intelligence services to implicate Moscow. From an intelligence officer’s point of view, there are even some significant areas where operational implausibility completely undermines the case being made.

The indictment identifies by name and position the twelve alleged GRU officers who “knowingly and intentionally conspired with each other, and with persons known and unknown to the Grand Jury (collectively the ‘Conspirators’), to gain unauthorized access (to ‘hack’) into the computers of US persons and entities involved in the 2016 US presidential election, steal documents from those computers, and stage releases of the stolen documents to interfere with the 2016 US presidential election.”

All twelve alleged GRU officers are described in detail, together with the cover mechanisms they reportedly used and the targets they pursued.

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Video: From the Freedom Flotilla, Former Israeli Air Force Pilot Calls for a Boycott of Israel | Global Research – Centre for Research on Globalization

Video: From the Freedom Flotilla, Former Israeli Air Force Pilot Calls for a Boycott of Israel | Global Research – Centre for Research on Globalization

19-07-18 03:15:00,

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Featured image: Yonatan Shapira (Source: The Electronic Intifada)

Yonatan Shapira says Israel’s ‘democracy’ is in fact an apartheid state led by fascist Jewish supremacists.

Watch the video below.

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DIMITRI LASCARIS: This is Dimitri Lascaris, reporting for The Real News Network from the port of Naples, Italy. We are seated in front of the ships of the Gaza flotilla, the Freedom Flotilla, which have been docked here for a couple of days, and I’m pleased to be joined today by Yonatan Shapira. Yonatan is a former rescue pilot in the Israeli Air Force. He’s also a founding member and prominent activist of the Israeli movement Boycott From Within.

And I’d like to thank you very much for joining us today, Yonatan.

YONATAN SHAPIRA: Thank you. Thank you for coming.

DIMITRI LASCARIS: So I’d like to start by talking about your experiences within the Israeli Air Force, and your decision ultimately to become a dissenter from military service. Could you tell us about that?

YONATAN SHAPIRA: Well, there is a long story to tell here, but I’ll just try to say in a few words that in 2003, after more than 10 years of service in the Israeli Air Force, I was a Blackhawk helicopter pilot doing rescues and flying soldiers, and doing everything that I was asked. I realized together with other friends in the air force that we are fighting for the wrong side, and we are part of an organization that commits a crime against innocent Palestinians, and we do not want to be part of it anymore. So together with a group of about 27 pilots from all different squadrons of the Israeli air force, attack pilots, rescue pilots like me and others, veterans and active, we send this letter to our commander and the whole society in Israel telling them that we are no longer willing to obey the orders and be part of this illegal and criminal, immoral, occupation. That’s what started my life as an activist fifteen years ago, on the eve of the Jewish year, Rosh Hashanah.

DIMITRI LASCARIS: And subsequently you became a prominent member,

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Global Population Growth Ceased In 1988…Population Has Only Grown Older Since Then

Global Population Growth Ceased In 1988…Population Has Only Grown Older Since Then

19-07-18 03:14:00,

Authored by Chris Hamilton via Econimica blog,

The world stopped growing about 1988… and has only grown older since.

Global births, per five year periods, according to the UN. 

Births and UN medium and low variant estimates through 2040…plus my best estimate of the most likely births.  Despite the significantly larger (older) total population, births continue to languish and appear set to decline.  Since 2000, total births are declining everywhere except Africa.

Assuming the UN medium variant…chart below shows births by Africa, S. Asia (India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Nepal, Iran, Sri Lanka) and the world minus Africa / S. Asia..

Or, looking at births by GNI (gross national income) per capita.  Only the poorest nations are having more children, while all other nations (by income) are having significantly fewer (high income and upper middle) or stalling (lower middle income nations).

The next charts below show the child bearing populations, from high, upper middle, lower middle, and low income countries (based on 2016 GNI per capita, detailed by the World Bank HERE).

For the high income countries, peak annual growth in the child bearing population took place as of 1963, but the total child bearing population didn’t peak until 2009.  The population capable of child birth will continue falling through at least 2030 and likely far longer.

The upper middle income countries peak annual growth took place as of 1985 and the total child bearing population also turned negative in 2009…and again will continue declining indefinitely.

Lower middle income countries peak annual child bearing population growth took place in 2000 and annual and total growth continues to decelerate.

Low income countries annual child bearing population growth is still rising and not likely to peak until around 2040, while the total child bearing population will continue rising until perhaps 2060.

Finally, the best proxy for economic activity is energy consumption. 

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Trump Hints At Second Putin Summit, Blasts Fake News As “Real Enemy Of The People”

Trump Hints At Second Putin Summit, Blasts Fake News As “Real Enemy Of The People”

19-07-18 02:51:00,

Billythejewpoet, You and your tag team bedfellow jews freethisjew & nidstyles are the zio pimping whores that always show up in defense of the jew supremacist machine.

Yeah, billyjew you probably twist and turned in your jew panties when that little rotten jew boy got caught pushing over your relatives gravestones. (((Your))) tribe are the most duplicitous rabidly sickened group that ever walked on two legs, turning over your own graves so the world can feel sorry for you.

Then your jewish world congress used the event to force jewmazon to ban over 100 TRUTH TELLING revisionist books on their site. Those books all had one thing in common- they exposed the lies of the jew supremacists- of which you are one in a not too veiled disguise. 

You three jews fool no one. Your covert operations on this board has been fully exposed.

You each defend the anti-Christ so-called israel and its operations continually. You swear to be red blooded Americans but can’t stand it when the jew supremacists are called out.

Trump called out the obvious, that you jews are a two faced conspiratorial lot. But he at the same time bows to the greater so-called israel scheme at every turn. He knows your under handed duplicities and yet plays ball with your tribe like no other. Maybe it’s keep your friends close but your enemies closer for Trump.

Remove all jew supremacists from all positions of power no matter how small-NOW!!

Here you go billythejewpoet, freethisjew & nidthestylishjew, read up:

“The Bad War” M.S. King  (banned by jewmazon)

“The Jewish Revolutionary Spirit, and its impact on world history” E Michael Jones

“The Jewish Onslaught” Prof. Dr. Tony Martin

“Host & The Parasite” Greg Felton

“The jews and Moral Subversion” E. Michael Jones

“The Culture of Critique” Kevin Macdonald

“The Leuchter Reports- Critical Edition” Fred A. Leuchter, Germar Rudolf

“The Controversy of zion” Douglas Reed

” The Iron Curtain Over America” John Beaty

“The Six Million Fact or Fiction Sixth Edition” Peter Winter

“The Barnes Review” www.barnesreview.com

You want more of a list, just let me know.

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Global Jewish Groups Issue Joint Statement in Support of BDS Movement | Global Research – Centre for Research on Globalization

Global Jewish Groups Issue Joint Statement in Support of BDS Movement | Global Research – Centre for Research on Globalization

19-07-18 02:49:00,

The BDS solidarity campaign includes 37 Jewish groups in 15 different countries, including South Africa, Brazil and Germany.

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An unprecedented joint statement has been issued by dozens of Jewish groups in several countries offering their support to the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement. They affirmed that their condemnation of the Israeli state does not amount to antisemitism.

“As social justice organizations from around the world, we write this letter with growing alarm regarding the targeting of organizations that support Palestinian rights in general and the nonviolent Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement, in particular,” the letter began.

“These attacks too often take the form of cynical and false accusations of antisemitism that dangerously conflate anti-Jewish racism with opposition to Israel’s policies and system of occupation and apartheid.”

The letter went on to note that history has made Jewish people “all too aware of the dangers of increasingly fascistic and openly racist governments and political parties.”

“The rise in antisemitic discourse and attacks worldwide is part of that broader trend. At times like this, it is more important than ever to distinguish between the hostility to – or prejudice against – Jews on the one hand and legitimate critiques of Israeli policies and system of injustice on the other.”

The Jewish-based solidarity campaign was initiated by the Jewish Voice for Peace, or JVP, a U.S.-based organization, along with 36 Jewish groups in 15 different countries, including South Africa, Brazil and Germany, according to The New Arab.

Activists and supporters of the BDS movement have taken inspiration from the boycott and sanctions campaign undertaken in the 1980s to help bring an end to South Africa.

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Ron Paul Praises Trump’s “Peaceful Negotiations” With Putin; Damns ‘Deep State’, Media Warmongers

Ron Paul Praises Trump’s “Peaceful Negotiations” With Putin; Damns ‘Deep State’, Media Warmongers

19-07-18 06:20:00,

The American media are “almost unanimously endorsing the idea that we have to have an enemy,” declares International peace and trade advocate Ron Paul, warning that “at this point, especially for the last 20 years, they’ve been working very hard to make Russia the enemy, and I think this is wrong.”

However, bucking the mainstream sheeple narrative, in a new RT interview, Paul praised how United States President Donald Trump handled himself at a meeting in Helsinki, Finland this week with Russia President Vladimir Putin. Says Paul, “I was sort of pleased with the way Trump handled himself.” In particular, Paul comments that Trump emphasized the benefit of “peaceful negotiations,” something Paul supports, calling it “a step in the right direction.”

“I was very pleased with what went on today,” Paul said. He added that if the two leaders ever had a serious discussion, “I guess it would come out on how much we’ve been involved when we shouldn’t be involved, for instance in Ukraine, and how that occurred.”

“But if they don’t want to concentrate on those problems and they want to look forward I think that is great… I think the next best step ever would be for us to reassess this and say that Trump’s going in the right direction and talk him into getting rid of the sanctions on Russia.”

Paul also addressed the US media, calling it a “big problem.” When asked by RT why the US media already seems angry about the meeting between the two presidents, he said:

“It’s hard to say, but we usually describe that there is a secret government that likes to control things and most people know what we talk about when we talk about the ‘deep state.’ And they do have a lot of clout, they are very much involved in the media and the leadership of both parties, so both parties and the media are very, very, annoyed with Trump [being so] independent.”

As a next step after the Trump-Putin meeting, Paul suggests that Trump should work to eliminate US sanctions against Russia. Referring to the Ron Paul Institute for Peace and Prosperity of which Paul is the chairman,

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The secrets of the endocannabinoid system | Light On Conspiracies – Revealing the Agenda

The secrets of the endocannabinoid system | Light On Conspiracies – Revealing the Agenda

19-07-18 06:19:00,

While modern medicine may claim to have most of the answers to the illnesses that plague mankind, scientific research into cannabis over the past 50 years or so has proven that there’s plenty we still do not understand – if we’ve even heard of it at all.

This is the case with the endocannabinoid system, an incredible network that has a remarkable influence over our physical and mental wellbeing. Yet this system was completely unheard of by researchers and biologists until the 1990s, when cannabinoid receptors and anandamide (the first endocannabinoid) were identified. Cannabinoid receptors have since been located throughout in the body, including in the brain, skin, gut, central nervous system and peripheral nervous system.

The discovery of anandamide by legendary cannabis expert Raphael Mechoulam essentially showed us that there are chemicals produced by the body that have some similarities with cannabinoids (aka phytocannabinoids), a rare type of compounds mostly found in cannabis. Both endocannabinoids and phytocannabinoids are compatible with the endocannabinoid system. Therefore, the medicinal properties of cannabis now make much more sense – the plant is so helpful for a myriad of conditions because there’s a system that is essentially designed for cannabis.

Recent research has looked to uncover the long relationship that humans have had with cannabis and how it’s possible that we have evolved with the plant – the endocannabinoid system, which is present in many life forms, is first thought to have appeared about 600 million years ago.

Responsibilities of the endocannabinoid system

But just what roles does the endocannabinoid system (ECS) have to fulfil? Above all else, the ECS is tasked with keeping the body in equilibrium, or homeostasis. It manages this by regulating all the other mental and physical functions, which are as follows:

  • Immune system response
  • Sleep patterns
  • Pain sensation
  • Mood
  • Appetite
  • Reproductive cycles
  • And much, much more

Many conditions are caused by excessive inflammation – even depression and other mental health disorders have been linked to brain inflammation. That the ECS can regulate immune system response therefore is an intriguing find.

Not all inflammation is bad – in fact, it’s a natural reaction that the body takes when it needs to defend from an external threat.

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When did the Bill of Rights become a Bad Joke? | New Eastern Outlook

When did the Bill of Rights become a Bad Joke? | New Eastern Outlook

18-07-18 08:51:00,

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“Land of the Free and Home of the Brave” … we have all heard the words. Unfortunately, as I just discovered, they don´t mean anything anymore.

Once upon a time there was a First Amendment to the Constitution of the United States, the one about Freedom of Speech. Then there came the Fourth, which deals with being secure in your home and your papers. But when it comes to the bigger picture of things, neither apply anymore, at least in my case.

The Fourth Amendment is not just an idea. It states in black and white:

“The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.”

But it was adopted in 1792, long before the days of Homeland Security and the Patriot Act. All that stuff about Constitutional protections is now moot, a footnote in the story of when America was a free country.

Brave New World become Third World

On Friday the 13th, the date of my arrival back in the US after 15 years living in the former Soviet Republic of Georgia, two uniformed Homeland Security Agents, HLS, were waiting for me at the bottom of the airport escalator. They intercepted me before I even got to passport control. They took me away and put me at the head of the passport control line, to scan me back into the US quickly, or so I thought.

They waited with me while my checked baggage came off the conveyor belt, and used that time to start going through all the papers I had with me in my carryon bag. They also started checking the numbers in my cell phone, and asked me about the people behind the names and numbers.

Then the two agents searched my BIG checked bags, in the area set aside for travelers of “suspicious background or dodgy paperwork” – still not telling me exactly what they wanted. Only after this did they admit that they had been requested to question me on arrival in the US.

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Russiagate: A CIA Concocted Hoax. Trump Knows It. | Global Research – Centre for Research on Globalization

Russiagate: A CIA Concocted Hoax. Trump Knows It. | Global Research – Centre for Research on Globalization

18-07-18 06:33:00,

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No Russian interference in America’s political process occurred in 2016, earlier, or is being cooked up for the nation’s November midterm elections.

Trump knows it and said so in Helsinki. When asked if he holds Russia accountable for anything, he said:

“I hold both countries responsible (for dismal bilateral relations). I think that the United States has been foolish. I think we’ve all been foolish…And I think we’re all to blame.”

Regarding election meddling, he said:

“There was no collusion at all. Everybody knows it. And people are being brought out to the fore. So far that I know, virtually none of it related to the campaign. And they’re going to have to try really hard to find somebody that did relate to the campaign.”

“My people came to me and some others…(T)hey think it’s Russia…President Putin…said it’s not Russia. I will say this: I dont see any reason why it would be.”

“…President Putin was extremely strong and powerful in his denial today.”

Trump is wrong about most things, not this. No evidence, nothing, proves Russian meddling in the US political process.

If it existed, it would have been revealed long ago. It never was and never will be because there’s nothing credible to reveal, Big Lies alone.

Trump’s above remarks were in Helsinki. In response to a raging Russophobic firestorm of criticism back home, he backtracked from his above comments, saying he misspoke abroad.

He accepts the intelligence community’s claim about Russian US election meddling – knowing it didn’t occur.

Russiagate was cooked up by Obama’s thuggish Russophobic CIA director John Brennan, media keeping the Big Lie alive.

DNC/John Podesta emails were leaked, not hacked – an indisputable fact media scoundrels suppress to their disgrace.

Former UK ambassador to Uzbekistan Craig Murray earlier explained that

“(t)he source of these emails and leaks has nothing to do with Russia at all,” adding:

“I discovered what the source was when I attended the Sam Adam’s whistleblower award in Washington.”

“The source of these emails (came) from within official circles in Washington DC.

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Twitter Bot Armies Target Thai Politics | New Eastern Outlook

Twitter Bot Armies Target Thai Politics | New Eastern Outlook

18-07-18 06:21:00,

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It appears that the Western-backed opposition in Thailand is attempting to create the illusion of popular support online after failing repeatedly to create it in the streets of Bangkok, the nation’s capital.

Hundreds of suspicious accounts either clearly bots and sockpuppet accounts, or exhibiting suspicious behavior have begun promoting pro-opposition propaganda in unison after nearly a year of apolitical but equally similar activity.

The campaign resembles the manifestation of US government programs admittedly aimed at manipulating public perception through the use of false social media accounts which were revealed as early as 2011.

The US Has Sought to Manipulate Social Media for Years  

Attempting to control what is and isn’t popular is the desire of all involved in the field of marketing and politics. The ability to amplify the perceived popularity of a political idea or party to tap into the bandwagon effect is a temptation most involved in politics are not ethical enough to avoid.

During World War II, British operatives regularly manipulate US public opinion polls to reverse steadfast anti-war sentiment.

Today, the US has admittedly taken this process to social media where it uses – among many other techniques – software solutions like automated bots and multiple sockpuppet accounts used by single users to spread pro-American propaganda.

This was revealed as early as March 2011 by the Guardian in an article titled, “Revealed: US spy operation that manipulates social media,” which admitted:

The US military is developing software that will let it secretly manipulate social media sites by using fake online personas to influence internet conversations and spread pro-American propaganda.

The article would continue by describing contracts already awarded to companies to procure this technology – and by describing the capabilities of such technology:

The Centcom contract stipulates that each fake online persona must have a convincing background, history and supporting details, and that up to 50 US-based controllers should be able to operate false identities from their workstations “without fear of being discovered by sophisticated adversaries”.

The article also admits:

Once developed, the software could allow US service personnel, working around the clock in one location,

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Is Australia’s Vaccine Policy A Nightmare Or A “Pogrom”? | Light On Conspiracies – Revealing the Agenda

Is Australia’s Vaccine Policy A Nightmare Or A “Pogrom”? | Light On Conspiracies – Revealing the Agenda

18-07-18 01:32:00,

By Catherine J. Frompovich

The term ‘pogrom’ has multiple meanings, ascribed most often to the deliberate persecution of an ethnic or religious group either approved or condoned by the local authorities. (Source)

The people of Australia are being denied by lawone of the most important inalienable rights of human existence, the ability to choose how to take care of one’s children and their bodies, plus the exercise of  their basic human right to freedom of choice in healthcare invoking the heretofore scientific-acknowledgement “to cope with possible risks where scientific understanding is yet incomplete, such as the risks of nano technology, genetically modified organisms and systemic insecticides” [1], aka the Precautionary Principle, to avoid damage from neurotoxic vaccines.  Nano technology and genetically modified organisms are IN vaccines!  I hereby challenge Big Pharma and vaccine makers to prove me wrong!

The Australian government seemingly has gone off the rails relative to the punitive measures it has instituted against citizens who elect not to have their children or themselves be poisoned and/or damaged by neurotoxic vaccines, which literally are killing children.  Hereis a report of two recent toddler deaths almost immediately after vaccinations, which happened in Samoa. Even the HRSA vaccine compensation website reports that 1,219 deaths from vaccines were filed with the vaccine court. [2]

Dr. Wilyman’s websiteis where you can find more definitive information regarding vaccine/vaccination ‘politics’ in Australia.  However, Australia is not unique; the vaccine ‘pogrom’ is a global agenda, which has ruined the health of two generations of children globally.

Below is important vaccine information presented in Sydney on June 30, 2018, which will help healthcare consumers understand what’s involved in the politics of vaccines.

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Chris Hedges: The War On Assange Is A War On Press Freedom

Chris Hedges: The War On Assange Is A War On Press Freedom

18-07-18 01:31:00,

Authored by Chris Hedges via TruthDig.com,

The failure on the part of establishment media to defend Julian Assange, who has been trapped in the Ecuadorean Embassy in London since 2012, has been denied communication with the outside world since March and appears to be facing imminent expulsion and arrest, is astonishing. The extradition of the publisher – the maniacal goal of the U.S. government – would set a legal precedent that would criminalize any journalistic oversight or investigation of the corporate state. It would turn leaks and whistleblowing into treason. It would shroud in total secrecy the actions of the ruling global elites.

If Assange is extradited to the United States and sentenced, The New York Times, The Washington Post and every other media organization, no matter how tepid their coverage of the corporate state, would be subject to the same draconian censorship. Under the precedent set, Donald Trump’s Supreme Court would enthusiastically uphold the arrest and imprisonment of any publisher, editor or reporter in the name of national security.

Source: Mr.Fish

There are growing signs that the Ecuadorean government of Lenín Moreno is preparing to evict Assange and turn him over to British police. Moreno and his foreign minister, José Valencia, have confirmed they are in negotiations with the British government to “resolve” the fate of Assange. Moreno, who will visit Britain in a few weeks, calls Assange an “inherited problem” and “a stone in the shoe” and has referred to him as a “hacker.” It appears that under a Moreno government Assange is no longer welcome in Ecuador. His only hope now is safe passage to his native Australia or another country willing to give him asylum.

“Ecuador has been looking for a solution to this problem,” Valencia commented on television. “The refuge is not forever, you cannot expect it to last for years without us reviewing this situation, including because this violates the rights of the refugee.”

Moreno’s predecessor as president, Rafael Correa, who granted Assange asylum in the embassy and made him an Ecuadorean citizen last year, warned that Assange’s “days were numbered.” He charged that Moreno –

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Video: Criminalization of War, Israel’s Biggest Concentration Camp. Michel Chossudovsky | Global Research – Centre for Research on Globalization

Video: Criminalization of War, Israel’s Biggest Concentration Camp. Michel Chossudovsky | Global Research – Centre for Research on Globalization

18-07-18 01:23:00,

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Watch the interview of Prof. Michel Chossudovsky with Malaysia’s Astro Awani on the Criminalization of War, focus on Israel’s massacre in Gaza.

According to Prof. Chossudovsky,

“… the problem is in addressing the complicity of the international community in closing their eyes regarding these atrocities.”

If video screen does not work, click the image below

http://www.astroawani.com/video-malaysia/100-hari-malaysia-baharu-kriminalisasi-peperangan-235896

 

About the author:

Michel Chossudovsky is an award-winning author, Professor of Economics (emeritus) at the University of Ottawa, Founder and Director of the Centre for Research on Globalization (CRG), Montreal, Editor of Global Research.  He has taught as visiting professor in Western Europe, Southeast Asia, the Pacific and Latin America. He has served as economic adviser to governments of developing countries and has acted as a consultant for several international organizations. He is the author of eleven books including The Globalization of Poverty and The New World Order (2003), America’s “War on Terrorism” (2005), The Global Economic Crisis, The Great Depression of the Twenty-first Century (2009) (Editor), Towards a World War III Scenario: The Dangers of Nuclear War (2011), The Globalization of War, America’s Long War against Humanity (2015). He is a contributor to the Encyclopaedia Britannica.  His writings have been published in more than twenty languages. In 2014, he was awarded the Gold Medal for Merit of the Republic of Serbia for his writings on NATO’s war of aggression against Yugoslavia. He can be reached at

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Putin Confronts the American Dystopia | Global Research – Centre for Research on Globalization

Putin Confronts the American Dystopia | Global Research – Centre for Research on Globalization

18-07-18 01:22:00,

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We have to hand it to Putin. He is the best that there is. Note the ease with which he mopped up the floor with Fox News’  Chris Wallace.

What is wrong with the US media that it cannot produce a second competent journalist as company for Tucker Carlson? Why are America’s remaining good journalists, such as Chris Hedges, now in the alternate media?

All I can say, and Putin probably already knows it, is that there is more going on than presstitutes holding the relationship between Russia and the US hostage to an internal political struggle between the Democratic Party and President Trump. It is not just that the corrupt US media is serving as propagandists for the Democratic Party against President Trump. The presstitutes are serving the interest of the military/security complex, which has ownership interests in the highly concentrated US media, to keep Russia positioned as the enemy that justifies the huge $1,000 billion budget of the military/security complex. Without the “Russian enemy,” what is the justification for such a waste of money when so many real needs go underfunded and unfunded?

In other words, the American media are not only stupid, they are corrupt beyond all measure.

Source: Fox News

Today at 12:40 Eastern time NPR had a collection if Trump-bashers doing their utmost to prevent the Trump/Putin meeting from leading to a normalizing of relations between the two governments.

For example, as every informed person knows, the US intelligence community has most certainly not concluded that Russia interferred in the presidential election. That conclusion was reached by a few hand-picked members of 3 of the 16 intelligence agencies and was expressed not as a proven fact but as “highly likely.” It other words, it was nothing but an orchestrated opinion given by cooperative agents who no doubt expect promotions in return.

Despite this known fact, the NPR propaganda team said that Trump had believed Putin instead of an unanimous US factual intelligence report that proved Russia interfered. The NPR Trump-bashers said that Trump had believed the “thug Putin” and not his own American experts. The NPR Trump-bashers went on to compare Trump’s “siding with Putin” with Trump’s opinion that the Charlottesville violence had contributors from both sides.

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Lunatic Politics (Part 1) – Russiagate Is A Religion

Lunatic Politics (Part 1) – Russiagate Is A Religion

18-07-18 01:01:00,

Authored by Michael Krieger via Liberty Blitzkrieg blog,

As the Snowden documents and David Sanger’s great new book and other books make plain, and as U.S. officials are wont to brag, the U.S. intelligence services break into computers and computer networks abroad at an astounding rate, certainly on a greater scale than any other intelligence service in the world.  Every one of these intrusions in another country violates that country’s criminal laws prohibiting unauthorized computer access and damage, no less than the Russian violations of U.S. laws outlined in Mueller’s indictment…

It is no response to say that the United States doesn’t meddle in foreign elections, because it has in the past – at least as recently as Bill Clinton’s intervention in the Russian presidential election of 1996 and possibly as recently as the Hillary Clinton State Department’s alleged intervention in Russia’s 2011 legislative elections.

And during the Cold War the United States intervened in numerous foreign elections, more than twice as often as the Soviet Union.

Intelligence history expert Loch Johnson told Scott Shane that the 2016 Russia electoral interference is “the cyber-age version of standard United States practice for decades, whenever American officials were worried about a foreign vote.” 

The CIA’s former chief of Russia operations, Steven L. Hall, told Shane: “If you ask an intelligence officer, did the Russians break the rules or do something bizarre, the answer is no, not at all.” Hall added that “the United States ‘absolutely’ has carried out such election influence operations historically, and I hope we keep doing it.”

LawfareUncomfortable Questions in the Wake of Russia Indictment 2.0 and Trump’s Press Conference With Putin

Nothing gets the phony “Resistance,” corporate media and neocons more hysterical than when Trump isn’t belligerent enough while meeting with foreign leaders abroad. While the pearl clutching was intense during the North Korea summit, the reoccurring, systematic outrage spectacle was taken to entirely new levels of stupidity and hyperbole during yesterday’s meeting with Putin in Finland.

The clown parade really got going after compulsive liar and former head of the CIA under Barack Obama,

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“This Is Utterly Ridiculous”: Highlights From Fox News’ Putin Interview

“This Is Utterly Ridiculous”: Highlights From Fox News’ Putin Interview

17-07-18 06:20:00,

After sitting down with President Trump earlier in the day, President Putin joined Fox News’ Chris Wallace for a combative interview where he insisted that the idea that Russia could have influenced the votes of millions of Americans during the 2016 election was “utterly ridiculous” while insisting that Russia doesn’t have compromising materials on President Trump. The interview aired on “Special Report” on Monday as the bipartisan backlash to Trump’s meeting with Putin was beginning to grow, and President Putin started off with some advice for the world (and perhaps even more so, the sheep in America):

“As for who to believe and who you can’t believe… can you believe at all – you can’t believe anyone.”

At one point during the interview, Wallace tried to hand Putin a copy of the DOJ indictment of 12 Russian military intelligence officers, but instead of taking it, Putin asked that he place it on a side table. Pushing back against claims that the Russians have compromising information on Trump, Putin said “I don’t want to insult President Trump when I say this – and I may come as rude – but before he announced that he will run for presidency, he was of no interest for us.” He then went on to claim that it would be impossible for Russia to have influenced the 2016 election.

“Interference with the domestic affairs of the United States – do you really believe that someone acting from the Russian territory could have influenced the United States and influenced the choice of millions of Americans?” Putin said. “This is utterly ridiculous.”

Russia doesn’t even have the resources to track Trump even if it wanted to, Putin said. For example, the annual St. Petersburg Economic Forum usually attracts 500 business leaders and most of them are industrial tycoons on a “greater scale” than Trump, yet do the Americans think Russia organized surveillance on all of them?

“Do you think that our Special Services actually organized surveillance on each and every of them?” Putin said. “Well, unlike you, unlike the United States, we don’t do this. We don’t have enough resources. We don’t have enough manpower to organize the total state of control. That’s not part of our plans.

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Excellent Debate Between Glenn Greenwald and a Man Brainwashed by MSNBC About Trump-Putin Summit (Full Transcript)

Excellent Debate Between Glenn Greenwald and a Man Brainwashed by MSNBC About Trump-Putin Summit (Full Transcript)

17-07-18 06:18:00,

Two lefties have an interesting discussion. This was very good. It gets the coveted Russia Insider “recommended” seal of approval:

Courtesy of Democracy Now!, a George Soros-funded platform. (Yes, life is full of inconsistencies, yet another nugget of wisdom you acquire when reading Russia Insider).

This is a rush transcript. Copy may not be in its final form.

AMY GOODMAN: President Trump holding a summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki, Finland, today, beginning with a one-on-one, 90-minute meeting, only their translators attending the meeting with them. Putin kept Trump waiting for the summit by landing in Finland about an hour late. This morning, Trump and Putin made a statement at a photo op before their private meeting in which Trump said he and Putin would discuss China, trade and nuclear weapons.

PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP: I think we have great opportunities together as two countries, that, frankly, we have not been getting along very well for the last number of years. I’ve been here not too long, but it’s getting close to two years. But I think we will end up having an extraordinary relationship. I hope so. I’ve been saying—and I’m sure you’ve heard—over the years, and as I campaigned, that getting along with Russia is a good thing, not a bad thing. … And I really think the world wants to see us get along. We are the two great nuclear powers. We have 90 percent of the nuclear. And that’s not a good thing, it’s a bad thing. And I think we hopefully can do something about that, because it’s not a positive force, it’s a negative force. So we’ll be talking about that, among other things.

AMY GOODMAN: President Trump faces pressure to confront Putin over Kremlin meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential election, after a grand jury indicted 12 Russian intelligence officers for their alleged role in hacking email accounts controlled by the Democratic National Committee and Hillary Clinton’s campaign. Before today’s meeting, Trump tweeted he blamed poor relations between the U.S. and Russia on Justice Department’s probe, writing, “Our relationship with Russia has NEVER been worse thanks to many years of U.S. foolishness and stupidity and now, the Rigged Witch Hunt!” Trump also tweeted,

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Pat Buchanan: “Trump Calls Off Cold War II”

Pat Buchanan: “Trump Calls Off Cold War II”

17-07-18 06:14:00,

Authored by Patrick Buchanan via Buchanan.org,

Beginning his joint press conference with Vladimir Putin, President Trump declared that U.S. relations with Russia have “never been worse.”

He then added pointedly, that just changed “about four hours ago.”

It certainly did. With his remarks in Helsinki and at the NATO summit in Brussels, Trump has signaled a historic shift in U.S. foreign policy that may determine the future of this nation and the fate of his presidency.

He has rejected the fundamental premises of American foreign policy since the end of the Cold War and blamed our wretched relations with Russia, not on Vladimir Putin, but squarely on the U.S. establishment.

In a tweet prior to the meeting, Trump indicted the elites of both parties: “Our relationship with Russia has NEVER been worse thanks to many years of U.S. foolishness and stupidity and now, the Rigged Witch Hunt!”

Trump thereby repudiated the records and agendas of the neocons and their liberal interventionist allies, as well as the archipelago of War Party think tanks beavering away inside the Beltway.

Looking back over the week, from Brussels to Britain to Helsinki, Trump’s message has been clear, consistent and startling.

NATO is obsolete. European allies have freeloaded off U.S. defense while rolling up huge trade surpluses at our expense. Those days are over. Europeans are going to stop stealing our markets and start paying for their own defense.

And there will be no Cold War II.

We are not going to let Putin’s annexation of Crimea or aid to pro-Russian rebels in Ukraine prevent us from working on a rapprochement and a partnership with him, Trump is saying. We are going to negotiate arms treaties and talk out our differences as Ronald Reagan did with Mikhail Gorbachev.

Helsinki showed that Trump meant what he said when he declared repeatedly, “Peace with Russia is a good thing, not a bad thing.”

On Syria, Trump indicated that he and Putin are working with Bibi Netanyahu, who wants all Iranian forces and Iran-backed militias kept far from the Golan Heights. As for U.S.

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Trump and Putin’s Responses to Mueller’s Russiagate Indictments | Global Research – Centre for Research on Globalization

Trump and Putin’s Responses to Mueller’s Russiagate Indictments | Global Research – Centre for Research on Globalization

17-07-18 06:12:00,

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In the July 16th joint press conference between U.S. President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin, the question arose of U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s recent indictment of 12 Russian intelligence officials for allegedly having engineered the theft of computer files from the Democratic National Committee and from John Podesta, Hillary Clinton’s campaign chairman. Here is that part of the press conference, in a question that was addressed to both Presidents (and I boldface here the key end part of Putin’s presentation, and then I proceed to link to two articles which link to the evidence — the actual documents — that Putin is referring to in his response):

REPORTER (Jeff Mason from Reuters): For President Putin if I could follow up as well. Why should Americans and why should President Trump believe your statement that Russia did not intervene in the 2016 election given the evidence that US Intelligence agencies have provided? Will you consider extraditing the 12 Russian officials that were indicted last week by a US Grand jury.

TRUMP: Well I’m going to let the president [meaning Putin] answer the second part of that question.

As you know, the concept of that came up perhaps a little before, but it came out as a reason why the Democrats lost an election, which frankly, they should have been able to win, because the electoral college is much more advantageous for Democrats, as you know, than it is to Republicans. [That allegation from Trump is unsupported, and could well be false.] We won the electoral college by a lot. 306 to 223, I believe. [It was actually 304 to 227.] That was a well-fought battle. We did a great job.

Frankly, I’m going to let the president speak to the second part of your question. But, just to say it one time again and I say it all the time, there was no collusion. I didn’t know the president. There was nobody to collude with. There was no collusion with the campaign. Every time you hear all of these 12 and 14 — it’s stuff that has nothing to do — and frankly,

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Video: West’s War Against Syria Is Packed in Lies and Deceptions | Global Research – Centre for Research on Globalization

Video: West’s War Against Syria Is Packed in Lies and Deceptions | Global Research – Centre for Research on Globalization

17-07-18 12:30:00,

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The West’s “Regime Change” war against the legitimate government in Syria, based upon fake humanitarian pretexts, is a war of Supreme International War Crimes, packed in lies and deceptions. 

Mark Taliano and Tate Ulsaker unpack the lies and point at our complicity on “Truthseeker’s Path”.

As Christians in the West, through our political passivity and quiescence, we are offering tacit consent to terrorists in Syria who slaughter and ethnically cleanse Christians — in the land which gave birth to Christianity.

Beneath the lie of “freedom and democracy”, we are giving consent to undemocratic terrorist mercenaries who are and have been destroying Syria – against the will of Syrians. We are giving consent to chaos, totalitarianism, and fundamentalist, distorted interpretations of Sharia Law.

Under the false pretext of a “War on Terror” we are supporting ISIS and al Qaeda.

In the name of “helping refugees”, we are creating refugees.

We are impoverishing ourselves, and the entire world, by supporting the War Machine.

The policymakers who have successfully fabricated consent for their megalomaniacal and criminal ventures are hollow men and women, empty shells. And we are duty bound to resist.

Source: Truthseeker’s Path

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Putin – Netanyahu in Moscow: ‘Your Concern About Iran’s Presence in Syria Must Be Postponed Until Syria Is Liberated’

Putin – Netanyahu in Moscow: ‘Your Concern About Iran’s Presence in Syria Must Be Postponed Until Syria Is Liberated’

17-07-18 12:23:00,

Syria’s position is: no Iranian withdrawal unless Israel pulls out from the occupied Golan heights — This means the conflict between the “axis of the resistance” and Israel may just be beginning

Much speculation and many “positive outcome” comments were released about a “secret deal” alleged to have taken place during the meeting between the Russian President Vladimir Putin and the Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu last week in Moscow.

The Israeli media described it as “successful”, like the last visits (three in the last six months). However, Russian sources say the opposite, despite the hints of positiveness Putin mentioned. These hints were exaggerated and interpreted by Netanyahu as “an achievement”.

Russian envoys informed the Syrian leadership about the outcome of Netanyahu visit, stating the positive points Putin granted to his Israeli guest:

  1. The Russian president received the Israeli Prime Minister warmly and emphasised the good relationship between both leaders. He said that he recognised the 1974 line respected by the government of Damascus for over 40 years.
  2. Putin said he “understands Israel’s concerns about the Iranian military presence in Syria”.
  3. Putin conveyed to his guest that any discussion about the Iranian presence in Syria will be postponed until terrorism is defeated in Syria, over the entire Syrian territory.
  4. Putin said to Netanyahu that he understood from the Iranians they were not interested in staying in Syria once the danger to the Syrian government is over and all Syrian territory has been liberated- to the last inch.

Sources within the Syrian leadership said the Russian President “was clear with the Israeli Prime Minister that discussion of his concerns are postponed until the dossier related to terrorism is closed”. “If terrorists hide in an Israeli controlled area (the occupied Golan Heights) we (Russia and its allies) will eliminate them one by one”, said the source.

Putin reminded Netanyahu that “allied forces are fighting side by side with the Russian forces spread over the entire Syrian territory. Therefore, Moscow is not in a position to ask Damascus’s allies to fulfil Israel’s demands and look after its concerns, particularly when it is common knowledge that Tel Aviv helped al-Qaeda and other jihadists,

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Trump – Putin Press Conference, Full and Unedited (Video, Captions)

Trump – Putin Press Conference, Full and Unedited (Video, Captions)

17-07-18 12:23:00,

They seem to get along very well.

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Putin Claims U.S. Intelligence Agents Funneled $400 Million To Clinton Campaign

Putin Claims U.S. Intelligence Agents Funneled $400 Million To Clinton Campaign

17-07-18 10:45:00,

Vladimir Putin made a bombshell claim during Monday’s joint press conference with President Trump in Helsinki, Finland, when the Russian President said some $400 million in illegally earned profits was funneled to the Clinton campaign by associates of American-born British financier Bill Browder – at one time the largest foreign portfolio investors in Russia. The scheme involved members of the U.S. intelligence community, said Putin, who he said “accompanied and guided these transactions.”

Browder made billions in Russia during the 90’s. In December, a Moscow court sentenced Browder in absentia to nine years in prison for tax fraud, while he was also found guilty of tax evasion in a separate 2013 case. Putin accused Browder’s associates of illegally earning over than $1.5 billion without paying Russian taxes, before sending $400 million to Clinton.

After offering to allow special counsel Robert Mueller’s team to come to Russia for their investigation – as long as there was a reciprocal arrangement for Russian intelligence to investigate in the U.S., Putin said this: 

For instance, we can bring up Mr. Browder, in this particular case.  Business associates of Mr. Browder have earned over $1.5 billion in Russia and never paid any taxes neither in Russia or the United States and yet the money escaped the country. They were transferred to the United States. They sent [a] huge amount of money, $400,000,000, as a contribution to the campaign of Hillary Clinton.  Well that’s their personal case.  

It might have been legal, the contribution itself but the way the money was earned was illegal.  So we have solid reason to believe that some [US] intelligence officers accompanied and guided these transactions.  So we have an interest in questioning them.

#BREAKING President Putin accuses Hillary Clinton of accepting $400 million in illegal Russian campaign contributions. #Hilsinki2018 pic.twitter.com/ubmwpJu9dT

— The Columbia Bugle 🇺🇸 (@ColumbiaBugle) July 16, 2018

We would expect Putin to show some receipts for such bombshell allegations, while President Trump did not challenge the claims. 

Who is Bill Browder?

Clueless American media in Helsinki might want to watch Andrey Nekrasov’s “Magnitsky Act: Behind The Scenes” on how fraudster and US defector Bill Browder played Congress with his personal fortune and helped ignite a new Cold War.

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Support MH17 Truth: Four Years Ago. Machine Gun-Like Holes Indicate Shelling from a Military Aircraft. No Evidence of a Surface-to-Air Missile Attack. | Global Research – Centre for Research on Globalization

Support MH17 Truth: Four Years Ago. Machine Gun-Like Holes Indicate Shelling from a Military Aircraft. No Evidence of a Surface-to-Air Missile Attack. | Global Research – Centre for Research on Globalization

17-07-18 06:46:00,

Su-25 aircraft

More lies prevail with regard to MH17. Recent press reports quoting the Dutch Safety Board’s October 2015 final report point to “a surface-to-air missile [which] exploded near the left side of the passenger plane bringing down the aircraft.”

Although the Dutch report concluded that the Russian-made BUK surface-to-air missile with a 9N314M warhead brought down the Boeing 777, it did not mention which side was responsible for firing the missile…  (International Business Times, March 8, 2016

The evidence presented in this Global Research article (below) first published on July 31, 2014 contradicts the report of the Dutch Safety Board and provides evidence:  

The evidence amply confirms that Malaysian Airlines MH17 was not brought down by a surface to air missile. It was brought down by military aircraft. 

The West continues to accuse Russia and the Donbass separatists of having brought down the plane with a surface to air missile. IT’S A LIE. The Dutch investigation has been twisted. 

UPDATE, August 7, 2016

Washington’s agenda in liaison with the Kiev regimes is to blame Russia. In recent developments (August 3, 2016), Ukraine president Poroshenko has visited Malaysia for discussions with Prime Minister Razak Najib:

“Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak said Malaysia will work with Ukraine to bring the perpetrators to justice. “We will do whatever we can to find the truth for the sake of families who lost their loved ones in this tragic incident. “We are waiting for the criminal investigation report, which is expected to be tabled by the year-end, followed by a meeting to decide on the next course of action,” said Najib.(New Straits Times, August 4, 2016)

The evidence available in September 2014 –including a BBC report which the BBC decided to suppress– refutes the official story. 

As we recall, the alleged role of Russia in bringing down the plane was used as a justification to implement the economic sanctions regime against Moscow. Although not explicitly mentioned by the Dutch investigators, Moscow remains the “main suspect” in this twisted and fraudulent investigation, which will no doubt be the object of a new gush of media lies and distortions.

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