President van El Salvador kondigt aan dat hij hydroxychloroquine gebruikt, zegt ‘De meeste wereldleiders’ doen hetzelfde


28-05-20 06:27:00,

President van El Salvador Nayib Bukele heeft aangekondigd dat hij hydroxychloroquine gebruikt als preventieve maatregel tegen het coronavirus.

Bukele vertelde dinsdag aan verslaggevers dat “de meeste wereldleiders” hetzelfde doen en heeft zich afgevraagd waarom wereldleiders wordt geadviseerd het te gebruiken terwijl het publiek dat niet wordt aangeraden.

‘Ik gebruik het als profylaxe, president Trump gebruikt het als profylaxe, de meeste wereldleiders gebruiken het als profylaxe’, zei Bukele.

President Donald Trump is een voorstander van het medicijn, dat normaal gesproken wordt gebruikt om malaria te behandelen, en heeft onlangs aangekondigd dat hij het had gebruikt.

‘Er zijn veel goede dingen uitgekomen over de hydroxy. Het zou je verbazen hoeveel mensen het gebruiken, vooral de eerstelijnswerkers, ‘zei Trump op 19 april in het Witte Huis.’ Ik gebruik het toevallig. Ik neem het, hydroxychloroquine. Nu.”

Trump heeft sindsdien zijn regime voltooid.

De Wereldgezondheidsorganisatie schortte maandag een proef met het medicijn op omdat ze zich zorgen maakte over de veiligheid. Na hun aankondiging zei Bukele dat El Salvador het niet langer zou promoten als behandeling voor het virus, maar dat mensen het zouden kunnen blijven gebruiken als een preventieve maatregel als ze dat willen.

Op Twitter vroeg Bukele zich af waarom wereldleiders werd geadviseerd om het te nemen, terwijl het grote publiek dat niet is aangeraden.

Does it work? I don’t know.

But we have been advised to take it. While the rest of the world is being advised not to.

Why? That’s a question worth asking.

Isn’t it?

— Nayib Bukele (@nayibbukele) May 27, 2020

“Werkt het? Ik weet het niet. Maar ons is aangeraden om het te nemen. Terwijl de rest van de wereld wordt geadviseerd dit niet te doen. Waarom? Dat is een vraag die het waard is om te stellen. Is het niet? ” schreef Bukele.

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Watch Live: ECB President Lagarde Explain How More Of The Same Is Different This Time


30-04-20 01:53:00,

Full Einsteinian insane-tard-ness…

The European economy is collapsing faster than the Obama administration’s case against General Flynn… but ECB chief Lagarde is suggesting more of the same as the fix for what has not worked at all until now – keep the negative rates, maintain the asset-purchases, add more “focused lending”, and most of all the promise of more of all of this when this “more” doesn’t work.

Watch the press conference live here (due to start at 0830ET)

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Letter from President Nicolás Maduro to the People of the United States – Global Research


07-04-20 07:52:00,

In greeting you, with affection, I take the liberty of addressing you on the occasion of denouncing the severe events taking place against the peace and stability of Venezuela, at a time when the concern of the States and Governments should be focused on the protection of the life and health of their citizens, due to the acceleration of the COVID-19 pandemic.

As it is publicly known, last March 26, the government of the United States announced a very serious action against a group of high officials of the Venezuelan State, including the Constitutional President of the Republic, Nicolás Maduro.

This action consisted in the presentation of a formal accusation before the American judicial system, which is not only by illegal in itself, by also seeks to support a false accusation of drug trafficking and terrorism, with the sole objective of simulating the alleged judicialization of the Venezuelan authorities.

This American performance includes the unusual offer of an international reward to anyone who provides information about the President and the high Venezuelan officials, leading to a dangerous moment of tension in the continent. I, therefore, consider it necessary to make an account of the facts, which reveal the perverse plot behind the accusations of the Department of Justice.

Just one day before, on March 25, the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela denounced before national and international public opinion the development in Colombian territory of an operation aimed at attempting against the life of President of the Republic, Nicolás Maduro Moros, his family members, and high State officials; as well as attacking civil and military objectives in our country, accusing Mr. Clíver Alcalá, a retired general of the Venezuelan armed forces, of being the military chief of that operation.

This denouncement was made with all responsibility, after a control operation in the road to the north of Colombia, near the border with Venezuela was announced on March 24, in which the police of that country captured a batch or war weapons in a civilian vehicle.

The investigations revealed that it was a sophisticated arsenal aimed at a group of former Venezuelan and Colombian military and paramilitary personnel who were training in camps located in Colombian territory.

On March 26,

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‘As long as I’m president we will have ‘mother’ & ‘father’: Putin backs traditional family values once again


13-02-20 06:04:00,

Russia will not introduce politically correct terminology such as “parent #1” and “parent #2” any time soon, Putin told a constitutional reform working group on Thursday, as they discussed family values in Russia.

As for ‘parent #1’ and ‘parent #2’, I have already publicly said it and I will repeat it once more: as long as I am president, we will not have parents #1 and #2, it will be ‘mother’ and ‘father’.

One of the working group members, Russian lawmaker Olga Batalina, told the president that many people in Russia are concerned about the fate of the traditional family and would like to see it protected by the constitution. Putin welcomed the idea but said that it needs careful consideration.

Batalina noted that some people who sent proposals to the 75-strong body which is tasked with processing citizens’ suggestions on the constitutional reform, would very much like to see ‘family’ defined as a “union of a man and a woman.”

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Thanks, but we’ll keep ‘mother’ & ‘father’: Putin rejects politically correct ‘parent #1 & #2’ titles

Some Western nations have clearly moved beyond such definitions and terms altogether. French schools replaced ‘mother’ and ‘father’ in their documents with ‘parent #1’ and ‘parent #2’ back in February 2019 while Italy initiated a similar process as well but it was stalled by former Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini. The US took the lead in this field as early as in 2011 when it announced that it would replace “mother” and “father” on passport applications.

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Dead President Walking


27-01-20 08:20:00,

I never thought I’d hear myself say this, but I’m a little worried about Donald Trump. I’m worried he may be on the verge of a sudden, major heart attack, or a stroke, or a fatal golfing accident.

Food poisoning is another possibility. Or he could overdose on prescription medication. A tanning bed mishap is not out of the question.

He could accidentally hang himself during autoerotic asphyxiation, or get shot by a lone-wolf white supremacist terrorist trying to start the RaHoWa. The Russians could spray him with that Novichok perfume.

There are any number of ways he could snuff it.

I don’t mean to sound alarmist, but the Resistance is running out of non-lethal options for removing Donald Trump from office. Here they are, in no particular order …

Resistance Non-Lethal Option No. 1

Resistance Non-Lethal Option No. 1 is winning the 2020 election, which isn’t looking very promising. The Democratic Party is in shambles. According to the polls, their current front-runner is a senile, hair-sniffing, finger-sucking freak who never met a credit card company or a healthcare lobbyist he didn’t like, and who rivals even Donald Trump when it comes to incoherent babbling.

Yes, that’s right, folks, it’s “Smilin’ Joe” Biden, vanquisher of the razor-wielding, swimming-pool-gangster “Corn Pop” to the rescue! As far as I’ve been able to gather, the plan is for Joe to out-“crazy” Trump (and thus win back the “bull goose loony” demographic) by going completely off his medication and having a series of scary-looking petit mal seizures on national television.

That is, unless the impossible happens, and Biden is vanquished by Bernie Sanders (a/k/a “The Magic Socialist”), who Democratic Party bigwigs would sooner publicly immolate themselves than nominate, and who the corporate media are already accusing of being a lying, sexist. communist, crypto-Trump-loving, Jew-hating Jew.

Sanders, it seems, has gone totally “native.” He’s out there, in the heart of the American darkness, like a geriatric Colonel Kurz, operating without any decent restraint, totally beyond the pale of any acceptable human conduct. According to the latest reconnaissance, he is building another “revolutionary” army of fanatical, doped-up, hacky-sacking “socialists” that he will lead into the convention in July and deliver to Biden,

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Mexican President Calls for Assange’s Freedom – Defend WikiLeaks


04-01-20 11:23:00,

Mexican President Calls for Assange’s Freedom

At a press conference in Mexico City this morning, Mexican President Andrés Manuel Lopez Obrador called for imprisoned Wikileaks journalist Julian Assange to be “pardoned and freed.” President Obrador also called for an end to the “torture” of Assange.

Mexican President Andrés Manuel Lopez Obrador (screenshot)

Responding to a question on Assange and the diplomatic cables WikiLeaks published in 2010, Obrador said (in Spanish, original below):

“I express my solidarity [with Assange] and hope that he is pardoned and freed. I don’t know whether he has said that his actions were confrontational to norms or to the political system, but what the cables demonstrated is the workings of the global system and its authoritarian nature, these are like state secrets that have became known thanks to this investigation, thanks to these cables, and I hope that this is taken into consideration and he is freed and he is no longer tortured.”

The reporter’s question and the President’s remarks can be viewed here (from the 44:00 mark).

Barry Pollack, representing Assange in the United States, said:

“President Obrador today expressed the grave concerns that everyone who values a free press and open democracy should share. The United States has always set an example for the world with its First Amendment values. The unprecedented indictment by the United States of a publisher for Espionage is contrary to those principles.”

Yesterday the European Federation of Journalists denounced the “continued arbitrary detention and psychological torture of Julian Assange”, in a statement joining the National Union of Journalists and the International Federation of Journalists to oppose Assange’s persecution.

“We believe that the arbitrary detention and criminal prosecution of Julian Assange set an extremely dangerous precedent for journalists, media actors and freedom of the press,” said EFJ General Secretary Ricardo Gutiérrez.

Assange is being held in HMP Belmarsh, where he awaits his full extradition hearing which is scheduled to begin February 24th in London. If sent to the United States, Assange would face up to 175 years in prison for publishing military documents and State Department cables in 2010, exposing war crimes, uncounted civilian casualties, and rampant corruption.

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“We Do Not Seek War,” Says President Who Just Started A War


04-01-20 10:32:00,

President Trump has been steadfastly assuring the world that the United States government does not wish to start the war it has already started by assassinating Iran’s top general.

“We are a peace-loving nation and my administration remains firmly committed to establishing peace and harmony among the nations in the world,” Trump said in a speech at his luxury Mar-a-Lago getaway on Friday. “We do not seek war, we do not seek nation-building, we do not seek regime change, but as president I will never hesitate to defend the safety of the American people.”

“We took action last night to stop a war. We did not take action to start a war,” the president added.

To be clear, in no way is any part of this a thing. Assassinating a nation’s most senior military official, and then claiming that you do not wish to start a war with that nation, is not a thing.

America is at war with Iran currently. What that war will end up looking like is anyone’s guess right now, but there is no question that a war has been initiated. If any nation had assassinated a top US general via airstrike and then openly admitted to it, the US would immediately be at war with that nation. Without question. An extreme military retaliation would be in the works within minutes of the announcement, and the entire political/media class would fully support that retaliation in whatever form it took.

This may come as a surprise to some Americans, but that same principle holds true for other nations as well.

“His departure to God does not end his path or his mission, but a forceful revenge awaits the criminals who have his blood and the blood of the other martyrs last night on their hands,” Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said in a statement on Friday.

And, I mean, of course. Of course “forceful revenge” from Iran is in the mail. Only by the most bizarre American exceptionalist mental contortions could this not be blindingly obvious. The question isn’t if Iran will retaliate with extreme force, but when and where. Nobody with any functioning matter between their ears would expect anything else.

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President Assad’s Banned Interview with Rai 24: Europe Key Perpetrator of Terror in Syria


10-12-19 09:10:00,

Syrian President Bashar Assad interview with Italian Rai News 24 Media

On 26 November, Syria’s President Bashar al Assad gave an interview to RaiNews24, which was supposed to have been aired in Italy on 2 December. For reasons known only to the inner elite, the Italian news station decided to censor it and refused to give the Syrian Arab Republic an explanation for the abrupt decision. The government released it on 9 December.

The interview was conducted in English. The video with Arabic captions is provided by the Syrian Presidency; the transcript by SANA.

The video is also available on BitChute:

Question 1: Mr. President, thanks for having us here.  Let us know please, what’s the situation in Syria now, what’s the situation on the ground, what is happening in the country?

President Assad:  If we want to talk about Syrian society: the situation is much, much better, as we learned so many lessons from this war and I think the future of Syria is promising; we are going to come out of this war stronger.

Talking about the situation on the ground: The Syrian Army has been advancing for the last few years and has liberated many areas from the terrorists, there still remains Idleb where you have al-Nusra that’s being supported by the Turks, and you have the northern part of Syria where the Turks have invaded our territory last month.

So, regarding the political situation, you can say it’s becoming much more complicated because you have many more players that are involved in the Syrian conflict in order to make it drag on and to turn it into a war of attrition.

Question 2:  When you speak about liberating, we know that there is a military vision on that, but the point is: how is the situation now for the people that decided to be back in society?  The process of reconciliation, now at what point?  Is it working or not?

President Assad: Actually, the methodology that we adopted when we wanted to create let’s say, a good atmosphere – we called it reconciliation, for the people to live together, and for those people who lived outside the control of government areas to go back to the order of law and institutions.

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President Assad–Syrië zal gevangenen zelf berechten


29-11-19 11:54:00,

In een gesprek eerder deze week met het Franse weekblad Paris Match (1) stelde de Syrische president Bashar al Assad dat de Syrische regering de leden van ISIS zelf zal berechten. Deze zitten nu nog in de gevangenissen van de Koerdische PKK/YPG en zullen dus door het Syrische gerecht worden berecht. En dit in overeenstemming met de eigen anti-terrorismewetgeving.

Volgens de tussen de Syrische regering en de PKK/YPG gesloten akkoorden zal die PKK/YPG opgaan in het Syrische leger en zal de nationale overheid de controle krijgen over het ganse gebied. Dit wordt nu geleidelijk aan uitgevoerd. Zelfs al zijn er nog wat strubbelingen deels als een gevolg van Amerikaanse manipulaties rond vooral die oliebronnen.

Een koloniale mentaliteit

Intussen blijft men in Nederland en ook in België doen alsof daar geen regering is en men ginds kan doen wat men wil. Het lijkt wel de conferentie van 1984 in Berlijn over de verdeling van Afrika. De visie toen was: “Daar leven toch alleen maar wat wilden in de brousse en het is feitelijk daarom onze plicht dat te stelen en ermee te doen wat we nodig achten.”

Bashar al Assad - 1 - Instagram

Het idee om die ISIS-vrouwen en hun kinderen zomaar vanuit Syrië naar België of Nederland te kunnen overbrengen is deze week door president Bashar al Assad tijdens een interview met Paris Match begraven. Syrië is nu eenmaal een soeverein land.

En dus komt in gans die discussie in het parlement en de media over die gevangen ISIS-strijders en die kinderen met hun moeders het internationaal recht niet eens ter sprake. Afgaande op dit en vele andere mediaverhalen rond Syrië bestaat zoiets als het internationaal recht niet eens.

Typerend voor die mentaliteit is het interview in De Morgen van 23 november (2) van de vroegere jihadistenfan Montasser Alde’emeh met Darya Safai, de in Iran geboren volksvertegenwoordigster voor de N-VA, en Heidi De Pauw, de CEO van Child Focus, de organisatie die zich inzet voor het lot van Belgische kinderen waaronder die dus in Syrische gevangenschap.

Noch de interviewer noch de twee dames spreken in het zes pagina lange interview over dit nochtans cruciaal element van het internationaal recht. Syrië is een land met een regering waarmee wij zelfs officiële betrekkingen hebben. Er is hier in Brussel trouwens een ambassade.

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Bolivia’s President Evo Morales Is Backtracking Under Heavy US Pressure – Global Research


12-11-19 08:30:00,

Bolivian President Evo Morales‘ decision to abide by the “recommendation” of the US-backed OAS that his country hold another election represents serious backtracking on his pro-sovereignty stance under heavy Hybrid War pressure following the mutiny of several police forces across the nation and the military’s refusal to restore law and order amidst several weeks of rioting.

Bolivian President Evo Morales stayed true to his word that he’d abide by the “recommendation” of the US-backed OAS following the conclusion of their audit on last month’s election by calling for another vote in the coming future. The organization alleged that it was “statistically unlikely” that he won a little more than 10% of the vote and narrowly avoided a second round of elections, claiming that there was “clear manipulation” of the process at play. President Morales’ decision to heed their “advice” represents a serious backtracking on his pro-sovereignty stance under heavy Hybrid War pressure after the mutiny of several police forces across the nation and the military’s refusal to restore law and order amidst several weeks of rioting. Had he been able to count on the armed forces’ support in quelling the disturbances, he wouldn’t have had to tacitly acknowledge that his latest re-election was possibly “fraudulent”, which therefore throws his legitimacy as the current head of state into doubt.

It’s somewhat understandable that he’s taken the position that he did because the US and its regional allies likely had a preplanned sanctions scheme that they were ready to roll out had he refused to comply with their de-facto demand, one which might have resulted in Bolivia’s top trading partner, Brazil, blockading the country and immediately triggering an economic crisis at home to compound the ongoing political one. Furthermore, the “opposition’s” threats to shut down the border and stop traffic along some of the country’s main roads could have worsened this scenario and brought Bolivia to a standstill. Nevertheless, there isn’t any guarantee that his opponents won’t be emboldened by his backtracking if they believe that he’s doing so from a position of weakness and that they only need to increase the pressure for a little longer in order to compel him to resign. After all, they can always argue that his current tenure isn’t legitimate since he’s sitting in office after a “suspicious” vote that he himself recognizes might have been “fraudulent” since he decided to hold another election after the last one was found by the US-backed OAS to have supposedly been rigged.

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Neo-liberale president verklaart de bevolking de oorlog omdat zij tegen hem protesteren –

10-11-19 12:20:00,

123rf / Landkaart Chili

Miljardair-president Pinera heeft de oorlog verklaard aan de Chileense bevolking. De laatste stap in de toename van de gewelddadigheden naar de bevolking is zijn aankondiging om de staatsveiligheidsraad bij elkaar te roepen. Er is iets grondig mis in de ideeën van gekozen machthebbers. In toenemende mate hebben deze figuren het idee dat de bevolking hen moet dienen in plaats van dat zij de inwoners faciliteren. Een regering is er voor de bevolking, waarom zouden ze anders behoefte aan hebben, toch zeker niet om zich te laten onderdrukken zoals de dagelijkse praktijk in Chili.

#Chileense president heeft zijn volk oorlog verklaard omdat ze tegen hem durven te protesteren. #Chiledesperto

— De Lange Mars Plus (@delangemars) November 8, 2019

Na 21 dagen protesten tegen het bewind van Pinera heeft hij zijn staatsveiligheidsraad bijeen geroepen. Een instituut dat een erfenis is van dictator Pinochet.
Zoals elk rechtgeaard neoliberaal zegt hij precies het tegenovergestelde van wat hij bedoelt.

Zo verklaart hij dat hij na drie moeilijke weken opnieuw ‘sociale vrede en eenheid onder de Chilenen wil bereiken’.

Dat wil hij als volgt voor elkaar krijgen
– anti-gezichtsbedekkingswet met meer sancties
– speciaal team van advocaten om verantwoordelijken te identificeren en erin slagen hen te straffen
– inlichtingenteam formeren om het inlichtingenwerk van politie en het Openbaar Ministerie te verbeteren
– meer toezicht vanuit de lucht
– wetsvoorstel om politie en gendarmerie te beschermen
– nationale inlichtingensysteem moderniseren

Kortom Pinera gaat steeds meer op zijn beruchte voorganger Pinochet lijken, de president achter de vuile oorlog waarbij tienduizenden Chilenen verdwenen en de man die Allende afzette.
In plaats van dialoog kiest Pinera voor nog meer onderdrukking en geweld. In plaats van ervoor te zorgen dat de Chilenen minder armoede hebben gaat hij door met zijn agenda van privatisering en verhogen van kosten. De regering van Chili vertoont het land graag als een democratische staat. De macht van het volk is echter minimaal. De honderdduizenden mensen die de afgelopen periode de straat op zijn gegaan hebben eerder hun onmacht dan hun (volks)macht getoond.

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Highlights from President Bashar Al-Assad’s Interview 31 October 2019


01-11-19 09:04:00,

Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad conducted an interview with two Syrian TV channels addressing a number of pressing topics especially with the latest developments on all levels including the military situation, the economy, and the political process in regards to presidential and parliamentary elections, and the Syrian constitution.

The interview will be aired this evening October 31, 2019, at 9 pm Damascus local time and will be broadcasted by a number of media outlets.

President Assad answered the pressing questions on the minds of each Syrian citizen, which as he repeatedly said is what essentially matters to him.

The following promo video is from the interview:

The video is also available on BitChute:

The following questions are among the questions Dr. Assad answered:

What role did Syria play in the killing of al-Baghdadi?

What is the problem with the Kurds and what is Syria’s position on the Russian-Turkish agreement?

How will the state deal with those who have been for years in areas outside the control of the Syrian state?

Are there previous or future Syrian-Turkish meetings at any level?

What did President Assad say about the date of the Idlib battle? And what message did he want from his visit to the Lines of Fire?

Is there international supervision of the upcoming presidential and parliamentary elections? Will the Syrian constitution change?

What is President Assad’s opinion on the performance of the Syrian government regarding the living situation?

What are the procedures of the Syrian state regarding the rise of the dollar against the Syrian Lira?

Has the anti-corruption campaign started in Syria? What is the role of the media in it?

On these and other headlines, President Bashar al-Assad of the Syrian Arab Republic in a special dialogue with the Syrian Main TV channel and the Syrian Ikhbariya News channel you will follow it on Thursday at 9 pm Damascus time

There were a number of strategic developments in the past few weeks, especially in the past few days that will affect the future of Syria and will draw the conclusion of the 8.5 years War of Terror waged by the USA and its armies of terrorists in uniforms and proxies on all fronts.

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President Donald J. Trump Is Ending the War on American Energy and Delivering a New Era of Energy Dominance


24-10-19 12:31:00,

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The White House
Fact Sheet

Instead of relying on foreign oil and foreign energy, we are now relying on American energy and American workers like never before.”
President Donald J. Trump

ESTABLISHING ENERGY DOMINANCE: President Donald J. Trump has implemented policies that increase energy production and advance energy independence.

- Today, President Trump visited Pennsylvania to speak at the Shale Insight Conference—highlighting the incredible work being done to usher in a new era of energy independence.
- President Trump’s agenda is promoting a boom in energy production and manufacturing, advancing energy independence, and establishing American energy dominance.
- By unleashing America’s energy potential, the President is revitalizing local economies and creating jobs for American workers.
- President Trump’s policies are ensuring domestic energy prices remain low and improving the quality of life for all Americans.

ABOLISHING THE WAR ON ENERGY: President Trump ended the costly war on energy that hurt America’s vital energy producers and cost American workers their jobs.

- President Trump has ended the war on energy by rolling back excessive regulations.
- The Administration ended the job killing policies put in place by the previous administration, like the Clean Power Plan and “stream protection rule.”
- The President announced he is pulling the United States out of the fraudulent, ineffective, and one-sided Paris Climate Accord.
• Complying with the Paris Accord would have cost Americans billions of dollars and put millions of jobs at risk for no meaningful reduction of emissions.
• President Trump has opened up federally owned land and offshore areas for energy exploration and production.
- President Trump completed a 40-year effort to open up the Alaska National Wildlife Refuge for American energy companies to explore and develop.

ADVANCING AMERICAN ENERGY: The Trump Administration is unleashing an unprecedented energy production boom and improving energy infrastructure.

- The United States is now the world leader in oil and natural gas production.
• Crude oil production reached a record high last year and is projected to reach another record high this year.
• Natural gas production is on pace to set a record high in 2019, which would be the third straight year of record production.

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Ms. Pumpkin Head for President: A Nightmare – Global Research


21-10-19 08:28:00,

A few weeks ago I had a terrifying nightmare, so gruesome was it that I awoke screaming. In this dark horror show, I was carving a pumpkin for Halloween.  The cap came off easily and I disemboweled the slimy interior quickly, but as I did, I felt a strange sensation on my hand, as if a tongue were biting it. 

When I was finishing carving the face, however, the trouble really started.  The pumpkin head came alive as the eyes and mouth moved and then it started speaking in a voice that was familiar but one I couldn’t place.  Blond hair started sprouting from its head as it started shrieking and bouncing on the table in an hysterical manner.  I jumped back in fear and trembling as it started cackling, “I running, I running.” Blood ran from between the carved teeth and the blue eyes pulsated with the mania of a serial killer in a horror movie.

I awoke with a scream when I realized it was Hillary Clinton.

So hideous was this night terror that I kept it to myself. But a week later when the next Democratic pseudo-debate was being promoted, I said to my wife that something told me that Hillary Clinton would be the Democratic nominee and the debates were a sideshow.  She said she thought that would never happen and that Clinton was now hated and done for. I disagreed without recounting my nightmare because to describe it at that point would have induced more retching at the thought of the night monster.

Then this past week during the Democratic debate, the courageous Tulsi Gabbard put the lie to the murderous militarism of U.S. foreign policy and its regime change operations with its use of American supported terrorists in Syria and throughout the world.  She calmly and eloquently denounced the militarist positions of the other candidates standing beside her, as they listened disquieted and disturbed to a patriotic American speaking truth that they dare not even think, so bought and sold are they.

She was a woman alone among a cast of sycophants denouncing the murderous policies carried out by presidents Democratic and Republican and foisted on the American people through a vast network of propaganda,

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New President of the European Central Bank (ECB) has a Criminal Record. Christine Lagarde – Global Research


14-10-19 08:43:00,

Image right: Lagarde and Moreno at Davos Economic Forum, January 2019

While Moreno’s predecessor Rafael Correa had denounced the IMF and World Bank as “neo-colonialist vampires who want to suck little countries of their sovereignty”, Lenin Moreno has fully embraced the IMF’s neoliberal agenda.

In March 2019, a  4.2 billion dollar “fake loan” agreement with the IMF was implemented, resulting in mass poverty through statutory wage reductions, dismissals of teachers and health workers, a spree of privatization of social services, a process of engineered inflation.

Extending the IMF Role to the EU

The IMF has a longstanding record of triggering poverty and economic destruction under its so-called “Structural Adjustment Programme” (SAP).  The latter consists in the imposition of drastic macroeconomic reforms as a condition for debt relief on more than 100 developing countries.

Will this model of macro-economic management be extended to all the member states of the European Union?

What is the broader relevance of the Ecuador crisis? How does it affect the European Union? What will be Lagarde’s role at the ECB?

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President Xi’s Trip to Nepal Will Unlock New Strategic Opportunities – Global Research


13-10-19 05:42:00,

Chinese President Xi Jinping‘s trip to Nepal will unlock new strategic opportunities for bilateral relations, as well as positively influence their ties with India by improving the prospects for trilateral cooperation.

At first glance, observers would be forgiven for thinking that this visit will heighten the competition between China and India over the landlocked country between them. Still, a review of the most relevant developments in Nepal this century greatly helps in understanding why this won’t necessarily be the case.

Formerly a Hindu Kingdom until the monarchy’s abolishment in 2008 just two years after the end of its decade-long civil war, Nepal was historically regarded as a “vassal” state of India for centuries until communists were democratically elected to office and peacefully succeeded in winning their revolution at the ballot box.

Thus began the country’s irreversible movement towards strategic autonomy in domestic and foreign affairs, which has seen Nepal’s attempt to maintain a careful balance between its two much larger neighbors. While China respected the choice of its partner, India fell into the trap of zero-sum thinking and became concerned by it.

Nepali-Indian relations reached their lowest point in fall 2015 when Nepal accused India of enacting a de-facto blockade against it as a form of pressure designed to compel the authorities to concede regional statehood to the plains-dwelling Madhesi people of the south that form a significant minority and have important socio-economic connections to India.

Nepalese military personnel remove debris in search of survivors after a fresh 7.3 earthquake struck, in Kathmandu, Nepal, May 12, 2015. /VCG Photo

Although India denied that it was blockading Nepal, especially with the intent of meddling in its internal political affairs to create a sub-state proxy entity along their shared border, many of the affected people blamed their southern neighbor for the hardships that they experienced as a result. It should also be noted that Nepal had been hit by a devastating earthquake earlier that year too from which it has yet to fully recover even to this day, so the shortage of food and fuel was especially catastrophic and perceived as the cruel punishment of an imperially minded country that panicked at the thought of losing its historic “vassal.”

The situation has tremendously changed since then,

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Ecuador under President Neo-coño Moreno: The IMF’s Deadly “Economic Medicine”, The Weaponization of Neoliberal Reforms – Global Research


12-10-19 09:28:00,

Lenin Moreno: aka Neocon Moreno

A popular insurrection is unfolding against the adoption of sweeping IMF reforms imposed by the “centre left” government of President Lenin Moreno.

In March 2019, a 4.2 billion dollar IMF loan was granted to Ecuador.

“We are here to help you” says the IMF. Our objective is to help Ecuador “modernize its economy and pave the way for strong, sustained, and equitable growth.”


This loan agreement initiates a process of economic and social destruction. What is at stake is an engineered economic depression.

The Neocons in Washington are firmly behind the IMF’s deadly economic medicine.

Meanwhile, president Lenin Moreno, an alleged  socialist  and  “Leninist” inspired by Russian Revolutionary Vladimir Lenin has fully endorsed the neoconservative agenda.

While President Lenin Moreno leads the centre-left Movimiento Alianza PAIS (Patria Altiva I Soberana), he is a “Neocon” in disguise, a US proxy: nicknamed President NeoCon Moreno. in Spanish Señor presidente Neo-coño Moreno. 

Mike Pompeo and Moreno are buddies.

(image right, Quito, July 2019)

In Quito in July, Secretary of State Pompeo welcomed “new” relations with Ecuador. ” A new era has begun”, not to mention the arrest of  Julian Assange by British authorities in April.

The IMF’s Deadly Economic Medicine

It’s the standard IMF economic medicine, the so-called “economic package” (paquetazo)  imposed on indebted countries. It sets  the stage for a major dislocation of Ecuador’s national economy.

Quite deliberately, the policies of the IMF are intended to impoverish an entire country, take over Ecuador’s oil economy. The IMF acts on behalf of Wall Street and the “Washington Consensus”.

While the IMF policy conditionalities are couched in technical jargon, the objectives are crystal clear (emphasis added):

The authorities’ measures are geared towards strengthening the fiscal position and improving competitiveness and by so doing help lessen vulnerabilities, put dollarization on a stronger footing, and, over time, encourage growth and job creation.[Nonsensical statement]

“Achieving a robust fiscal position is at the core of the authorities’ program, which will be supported by a three-year extended arrangement from the IMF. The aim is to reduce debt-to- GDP ratio through a combination of a wage bill realignment,

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President Ecuador vlucht voor sociaal protest uit hoofdstad Quito | Uitpers


08-10-19 08:26:00,

Op 3 april 2017 zat pas verkozen president Lenín Moreno (hij is verlamd aan beide benen) nog broederlijk samen met voorganger Rafael Correa op het balkon van het presidentieel paleis. Foto: Agencia de Noticias ANDES / CC BY 2:0

Na de afkondiging van harde besparingen op 3 oktober ondervindt president van Ecuador Lenín Moreno zwaar protest. Aanleiding is het intrekken van subsidies op brandstof en openbaar vervoer. De politie slaagt er ondanks harde repressie niet in die protesten te controleren. De president besliste daarom op 8 oktober de regering uit hoofdstad Quito te verhuizen naar de stad Guayaquil aan de kust.

Sinds hij op 24 mei 2017 werd verkozen tot president heeft Lenin Moreno een beleid gevoerd dat volledig ingaat tegen de beloften van zijn verkiezingscampagne. Twee jaar terug klonk hij nog heel anders.

Bij de eerste ronde van de presidentsverkiezingen op 19 februari 2017 haalde hij met de volle steun van president Rafael Correa 39,3 procent, in de tweede ronde op 2 april versloeg hij de rechtse tegenkandidaat Guillermo Lasso met 51,16 procent van de stemmen.

Moreno voerde campagne met de belofte het beleid van zijn voorganger Rafael Correa verder te zetten. Hij was reeds vice-president onder Correa van 2007 tot 2013. Het sociaal-economisch beleid van zijn voorganger was zeker niet perfect, maar zijn successen waren onmiskenbaar.

Een van de eerste politieke beslissingen van Correa – met volledige instemming van zijn vice-president Moreno – was een programma om de schuldenlast van zijn land aan het IMF en de Wereldbank af te bouwen.

Hij liet een grondwettelijk onderzoek uitvoeren naar de contracten voor die leningen en 3 miljard dollar van die schulden werden ongeldig verklaard, een vonnis waar het IMF en de Wereldbank zich bij neerlegden. Door te dreigen met internationale rechtszaken kon hij de overige nog uitstaande schuld met 60 procent verminderen.

Verkozen als erfgenaam van Correa

Tijdens de regeringsperiode van Correa (en vice-president Moreno) werd de levensstandaard van de gemiddelde Ecuadoraan aanzienlijk verbeterd. Armoede daalde in tien jaar tijd van 36,7 procent van de bevolking tot 22,5 procent. Na twintig jaar economische groei van 0,6 procent wist Correa een economische groei te realiseren van jaarlijks 3 procent. Het grootse deel van die groeiwinst werd gebruikt voor sociale programma’s.

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President Macron’s Amazing Admission


12-09-19 07:42:00,

I don’t know whether the supposedly Chinese curse really comes from China, but whether it does or not, we most certainly are cursed with living in some truly interesting times: Iran won the first phase of the “tanker battle” against the AngloZionists, Putin offered to sell Russian hypersonic missiles to Trump (Putin has been trolling western leaders a lot lately) while Alexander Lukashenko took the extreme measure of completely shutting down the border between the Ukraine and Belarus due to the huge influx of weapons and nationalist extremists from the Ukraine. As he put it himself “if weapons fall into the hands of ordinary people and especially nationalist-minded people, wait for terrorism“. He is quite right, of course. Still, there is a sweet irony here, or call it karma if you prefer, but for the Ukronazis who promised their people a visa-free entrance into the EU (for tourism only, and if you have money to spend, but still…), and yet 5 years into that obscene experiment of creating a rabidly russophobic Ukraine and 100 days (or so) into Zelenskii’s presidency, we have the Ukraine’s closest and most supportive neighbor forced to totally shut down its border due to the truly phenomenal toxicity of the Ukrainian society! But, then again, the Ukraine is such a basket-case that we can count on “most interesting” things (in the sense of the Chinese curse, of course) happening there too.

Interestingly, one of the people the Ukrainians gave up in this exchange was Vladimir Tsemakh, a native of the Donbass who was kidnapped by the Ukie SBU in Novorussia (our noble “Europeans” did not object to such methods!) and declared the “star witness” against Russia in the MH-17 (pseudo-)investigation. Even more pathetic is that the Dutch apparently fully endorsed this load of crapola. Finally, and just for a good laugh, check out how the infamous’ Bellingcat presented Tsemakh. And then, suddenly, everybody seem to “forget” that “star witness” and now the Ukies have sent him to Russia. Amazing how fast stuff gets lost in the collective western memory hole…

Urkoterrorists Sentsov and Kolchenko

Urkoterrorists Sentsov and Kolchenko

Right now there seems to be a tug of war taking place between the more mentally sane elements of the Zelenskii administration and the various nationalist extremists in the SBU,

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President Putin’s Interview with Oliver Stone | The Vineyard of the Saker


22-07-19 08:16:00,

Vladimir Putin answered questions from American film director, screenwriter and producer Oliver Stone. The interview was recorded on June 19, 2019 in the Kremlin

Oliver Stone: So, I interviewed Mr Medvedchuk. It was in Monte Carlo. He gave us a very interesting interview. He gave us his view of the Ukraine. I gather that you’re close with him.

President of Russia Vladimir Putin: I would not say that we are very close but we know each other well. He was President Kuchma’s Chief of Staff, and it was in this capacity at the time that he asked me to take part in the christening of his daughter. According to Russian Orthodox tradition, you can’t refuse such a request.

Oliver Stone: Oh, you cannot refuse it?

I thought it was a big honour for you to be the godfather of his daughter.

Vladimir Putin: It is always a great honour to be a godfather.

Oliver Stone: Well, how many children are you godfather to?

Vladimir Putin: I will not give a number but several people.

Oliver Stone: Wow. Is it like a hundred or three hundred?

Vladimir Putin: No, no, are you serious? Certainly not. Just a few.

Oliver Stone: Otherwise I would ask you to be the godfather for my daughter.

Vladimir Putin: Does she want to become an Orthodox Christian?

Oliver Stone: Ok, we’ll make her that.

Vladimir Putin: You have to ask her.

Oliver Stone: As long as she stands in church, right?

Vladimir Putin: Of course. How old is she?

Oliver Stone: She is 22 now.

Vladimir Putin: Is she a believer?

Oliver Stone: Yes, she is a believer. She is raised Christian.

Vladimir Putin: I see.

Oliver Stone: You know, young people in America sometimes, they are different.

Vladimir Putin: Young people are different everywhere.

Oliver Stone: They are spoiled to some degree in the western world.

Vladimir Putin: It depends. The older generation always says that about the younger generation.

Oliver Stone: Yeah, I know, I know. That’s true. But I don’t know what is going on with the American culture.

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President Putin’s Press Conference Following G20 Osaka Summit 2019 (English subs) | The Vineyard of the Saker


30-06-19 07:09:00,

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President Macron aangeklaagd bij Internationaal Strafhof – Ellaster


19-06-19 01:24:00,

Zowel president Emmanuel Macron als de minister van Binnenlandse Zaken, Christophe Castaner, worden aangeklaagd voor misdaden tegen de menselijkheid. Op 11 juni 2019 diende Francis Lalanne — een van de meest prominente woordvoerders van de Gele Hesjes — een aanklacht in bij het Internationaal Strafhof in Den Haag, met het verzoek Macron en Castaner te vervolgen. In een door hem geïnitieerde petitie kon Francis Lalanne de 250.000 stemmen verzamelen, die nodig zijn om een rechtszaak te starten. Hij beschuldigt Macron en Castaner van misdaden tegen de menselijkheid en vertrouwt op artikel 35 van mensenrechten.

Bevestiging van ontvangst door het Internationaal Strafhof.

Volgens Francis Lalanne: “Een misdaad tegen de menselijkheid is een van de volgende handelingen wanneer het wordt gepleegd in het kader van een wijdverbreide of systematische aanval op burgers….” aanvallen waarvan er volgens Francis Lalanne legio zijn, “… gepleegd door de politie tegen de demonstranten.”

Tijdens zijn reis naar het Internationaal Strafhof in Den Haag werd de heer Lalanne vergezeld door de advocaten Sophia Albert-Salmeron en Ghislain Mabanga. Beiden zijn geautoriseerde ICC-advocaten. Ghislain Mabanga heeft de leiding in de zaak.

De rechtszaak is tegen Emmanuel Macron en Christophe Castaner aangespannen, omdat ze de belangrijkste politiecommandanten zijn, aldus Francis Lalanne. Tijdens de demonstraties gebruikte de politie wapens tegen de demonstranten, die worden gedefinieerd als ‘oorlogswapens’: handgranaten en harde rubberen kogels (LBD40-projectielen).

Volgens de advocaat van Francis Lalanne kunnen de Franse president en zijn minister zich niet beroepen op hun immuniteit voor het Internationaal Strafhof. Ze zouden in Frankrijk zelf immuniteit genieten, maar die geldt niet voor het internationale gerechtshof, dat juist in het leven is geroepen om staatshoofden aan te kunnen klagen.

Advocate Sophia Albert-Salmeron

Op 2 maart 2019 kondigde Priscillia Ludosky al aan dat een groep Gele Hesjes stappen wilde nemen om Macron en Castaner aan te klagen bij het Internationaal Strafhof. Priscillia Ludosky is de vrouw die eind 2018 de allereerste Gele Hesjes-demonstratie aanzwengelde. “We verzamelen video’s, foto’s of andere getuigenissen over het geweld tegen de demonstranten. We gaan naar het Internationaal Strafhof (ICC). Wat er aan de hand is, is niet normaal. Ik heb nog nooit iemand een LBD-projectiel op mij zien richten,

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Nieuwe president Litouwen wil relatie met Rusland normaliseren


06-06-19 09:43:00,

De Litouwers kozen op 26 mei jongstleden Gitanas Nauseda als nieuwe president. In de tweede ronde versloeg de partijloze econoom zijn concurrent Ingrida Simonyte met twee derde van de stemmen.

Nauseda volgt Dalia Grybauskaite op, die na twee opeenvolgende ambtstermijnen niet herkiesbaar was. In de eerste ronde lagen beide kandidaten met ieder zo’n 31 procent nek-aan-nek. De zittende premier Saulius Skvernelis (Unie van Boeren en Groenen) eindigde met zo’n 20 procent op de derde plaats. De premier kondigde hierop aan af te treden.


De nieuwe president werd in 1964 in Klaipeda (Memel) geboren. Na een studie economie in Vilnius ten tijde van de Sovjet-Unie, promoveerde hij in hetzelfde vak in 1993 in de Litouwse hoofdstad. Daarna vervulde hij diverse overheidsfuncties, meest recent bestuurslid van de Litouwse centrale bank. In 2000 stapte hij over naar de grootste private bank van het land, die inmiddels tot de Zweedse SEB-groep behoort.

Blijf op de hoogte van nieuws, opinie en achtergronden: Volg Novini!

In september 2018 stelde Nauseda zich verrassend kandidaat voor het presidentschap. Afgezien van zijn economische commentaren in het grootste dagblad Lietuvos rytas en zijn werkzaamheid als economisch adviseur van de presidenten Arturas Paulauskas en Valdas Adamkus, viel hij tot nog toe politiek weinig op.

Niet anti-Russisch

Anders dan Grybauskaite, die als communistische apparatsjik na het uiteenvallen van de Sovjet-Unie simpelweg naar het Amerikaanse kamp overliep, maar ook anders dan zijn tegenkandidaat Simonyte, die schertsend Grybauskaite 2.0 genoemd werd, ging Nauseda zich niet te buiten aan anti-Russische tirades. Zijn verzoenende karakter en politieke openheid deden het bij de kiezers goed. Net als zijn doelstellingen, het renoveren van de sociale structuren van het land en het normaliseren van de geruïneerde verhouding met buurland Rusland. Waarbij ook voor Nauseda overigens de loyaliteit aan EU en NAVO buiten kijf staat. Hij wil echter richting Rusland een meer zakelijke en constructieve toon aanslaan dan zijn voorganger, die zelfs zo ver ging Rusland een terroristische staat te noemen. Nauseda’s standpunt doet ertoe, want de president speelt in Litouwen een niet onbelangrijke rol in het buitenlandbeleid.

Relatie met Polen

Simonyte speelde het door haar agressieve retoriek zelfs klaar om in de tweede ronde minder stemmen te krijgen dan in de eerste. Anders dan Grybauskaite en Simonyte, die beide naast Litouws van huis uit ook Pools spreken,

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Interpreting President Putin’s Speech At The 2019 BRI Forum


28-04-19 11:22:00,

Authored by Andrew Korbko via Oriental Review,

President Putin left nothing to doubt when he proudly proclaimed that Russia and the Eurasian Economic Union regional integration organization that it leads are strategically merging with China and its Belt & Road Initiative, with this process having unprecedentedly far-reaching strategic consequences for the supercontinent and 21st-century geopolitics as a whole.

This year’s Belt & Road Initiative (BRI) Forum is a monumental event bringing together several dozen heads of state and providing a platform for the international community to better understand this world-changing vision. President Putin gave an important speech during this event that can be summarized as his proud proclamation that Russia and the Eurasian Economic Union (EAU) regional integration organization that it leads are strategically merging with China and its BRI. There’s no doubt that this process will have unprecedentedly far-reaching strategic consequences for the supercontinent and 21st-century geopolitics as a whole, which is why his entire address deserves to be analyzed in full. What therefore follows is the transcript of his speech interspersed with brief interpretations of the text in order to help the reader appreciate just how significant of an event this was and what his words might mean for the future of Russian grand strategy:


“President Xi Jinping, Ladies and gentlemen,

First of all, I would like to thank my good friend President of China Xi Jinping for inviting me to attend the second Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation. I would like to express my appreciation for the opportunity to be here in such a large representative group and to meet with each other, to discuss current issues of global development and principles of cooperation.

I have listened with great interest – as I am sure many other people in this hall have – about the principles and goals of China’s development, that is, how the People’s Republic of China, the world’s largest economy today in terms of purchasing power parity, is planning to develop and build relationships with its partners. This is of fundamental importance both for Russia and, I am sure, for many of our colleagues who have gathered here in Beijing today.”


When China talks,

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Open Letter to President Trump on the Arrest of Julian Assange – Global Research


12-04-19 06:59:00,

Mr. President,

Your Deep State handlers have finally managed to have WikiLeaks publisher and editor Julian Assange dragged out of the Ecuadorian embassy in London and arrested. He faces extradition to the United States where more than a few people in high places have called for his execution.

If your administration follows through on a promise to prosecute Assange, it will look bad for you. After all, you praised Assange during the presidential campaign after he leaked the DNC trove. More than any fictional Russian attempt to spin the US election, the DNC leak turned people against Hillary Clinton and the Democrats and may have helped you win the election.

It really doesn’t matter if you support Assange or not. It is obvious you are not in control of your administration—the so-called Deep State and the neocon rabble are fully in control. It seems the only thing you really control is your smartphone and Twitter feed. 

I believe you will go along with Assange’s persecutors as part of a futile attempt to take down the “lying media,” but only because they lie about you, not because they lie to the American people. 

Mr. President, it is obvious, and has been since the campaign, that your presidency is about you and your overinflated ego. It has nothing to do with public service and the American people. 

All presidents since Truman—with the possible exception of Kennedy, assassinated for deviating from the establishment script—have served the interests of the financial elite and its national security state, its intelligence agencies (most prominently the CIA), and associated industries, notably the military-industrial complex, the latter which you served as salesman of the month for while on a whirlwind sales tour last year. 

It’s important to note that when British cops hauled Assange out of the embassy, he held a book in his hand: Gore Vidal’s History of The National Security State. It is precisely these people who are responsible for the persecution of Assange. They need to send a message: if you reveal “national security secrets”—the murder of journalists, for instance—you will be hunted down, renditioned, tortured, locked in solitary confinement, prosecuted, and possibly executed (as a number of our “representatives” and their script-reading talking heads have demanded). 

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Bolivian president condemns ‘persecution of Assange over US’ murders & spying’


11-04-19 08:48:00,

Bolivian President Evo Morales has condemned the arrest and detention of Julian Assange, who he said is being “persecuted” for revealing US “human rights violations, murders of civilians and diplomatic espionage.”

“We strongly condemn the detention of Julian Assange and the violation of freedom of speech,” Morales tweeted on Thursday.

Our solidarity is with this brother who is persecuted by the US government for bringing to light its human rights violations, murders of civilians and diplomatic espionage.

The WikiLeaks founder was hauled from the Ecuadorian embassy in London by British police on Thursday morning, after nearly seven years of de-facto house arrest. Assange was found guilty of failing to appear at a 2012 bail hearing, and is also facing extradition to the United States on a charge of conspiracy to commit a cybercrime.

We strongly condemn the detention of #JulianAssange and the violation of freedom of speech. Our solidarity is with this brother who is persecuted by the US government for bringing to light its human rights violations, murders of civilians and diplomatic espionage

— Evo Morales Ayma (@evoespueblo) April 11, 2019

This charge relates to his publication of classified documents leaked by US Army whistleblower Chelsea Manning. One of the largest such leaks in history, the document haul included more than 251,000 diplomatic cables, and material detailing alleged US war crimes in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Former Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa – whose government granted Assange asylum in 2012 – branded his more pro-US successor Lenin Moreno the “greatest traitor in Ecuadorian history” for rescinding the asylum claim and allowing British officers to enter his country’s embassy.

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‘Pathological hatred’: Ecuador’s Moreno sold ‘Assange’s head’ to the US – ex-president Correa to RT

“This is unheard of. These actions cannot leave one not outraged,” he told RT Spanish. Correa believes that Moreno’s decision was motivated by meetings with top-level US officials, including US President Donald Trump’s former campaign manager Paul Manafort and Vice President Mike Pence, and by “vengeance,” after WikiLeaks allegedly published documents implicating Moreno in a corruption investigation.

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Dear Mr. President, A Warning…


07-04-19 07:52:00,

Authored by Raul Ilargi Meijer via The Automatic Earth blog,

Mr. President,

I write to you because I’m seeing something unfold that concerns you, and I have no way of knowing if you’re aware of it, nor have I seen anyone else mention it. That is, sir, you are being set up, a trap is being set for you, and unless you are aware of it, you may well walk into that trap eyes wide open.

It may not be in your briefing this morning, but the WikiLeaks organization has reported that high-ranking Ecuadorean state officials have told them Julian Assange will be expelled from their London embassy in a matter of “hours to days”. Now, I don’t know what your personal opinion is of Mr. Assange, maybe you think he deserves punishment for leaking secret files to the public.

Your personal opinion of Mr. Assange, however, is not the most important issue here, no offense. What’s most important to your own situation, as well as that of Mr. Assange, is that the people who are after him are the very same people who have been after you for 3 years, and who will double their efforts after suffering a huge loss due to Robert Mueller’s No Collusion report.

What the trap set for you consists of is that if you let these -largely anonymous- deep state actors get their hands on Mr. Assange, you will greatly empower them (even further). But, sir, his enemies inside US intelligence are the same as yours, and empowering one’s enemies is not the way to do battle.

We know they are the same people because of Robert Mueller. Mr. Assange was the only way Mr. Mueller could think of to link you to “the Russians”. This is a narrative built upon the -false- notion that “Russians” hacked the DNC servers and sent the contents to Mr. Assange. The narrative has been fully discredited by multiple voices multiple times, but Mr. Mueller has never retracted it.

For good reason: this way he -and others- can leave the story, and suspicion, open that there is a link between you, Mr. Assange and the Russians, despite the Mueller report’s no collusion conclusion.

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President Ecuador dreigt uitlevering Assange aan Groot-Brittannië


05-04-19 08:15:00,

President Moreno van Ecuador beschuldigt Julian Assange en WikiLeaks privéfoto’s van zijn gezin te hebben gepubliceerd. Dat zou een zware inbreuk zijn op de voorwaarden van zijn politiek asiel in de ambassade in Londen. De president overweegt daarom hem uit te leveren aan Groot-Brittannië en uiteindelijk aan de VS. WikiLeaks laat weten dat de beschuldiging nergens is op gebaseerd.

Sinds enkele weken wordt president Lenin Moreno van Ecuador beschuldigd van corruptie (zie President Moreno van Ecuador verdacht van corruptie). Protesten tegen zijn neoliberale hervormingen en sociaal inleveringsbeleid nemen toe en na de recente onthullingen over corruptie eisen meer en meer Ecuadoranen zijn ontslag.


De recente onthulling van de INA-papers werden gedaan door een Ecuadoraans tijdschrift. INA is een offshore-investeringsbedrijf. Het Chinese bedrijf Sinohydro is de bouwer van de Coca Codo Sinclair hydro-elektrische stuwdam in Ecuador. Het bedrijf heeft 18 miljoen dollar betaald aan het offshorebedrijf Recorsa. Dat bedrijf heeft op zijn beurt al het geld overgeheveld naar 10 andere postbusbedrijven in Panama, waaronder INA Investments Corps. INA is eigendom van Edwin Moreno, broer van de president (het letterwoord INA is een verwijzing naar de drie dochters van Lenin Moreno Irina, Cristina en Karina).

President Moreno ontkent alle beschuldigingen. Hij zou het bedrijf in 2013 al verlaten hebben, maar documenten uit maart 2015 melden hem nog steeds als mede-eigenaar. Volgens hem is dit een smeercampagne van zijn voorganger Rafael Correa. Volksvertegenwoordiger Ronny Aleaga die het onderzoek tegen Moreno in gang heeft gezet is lid van de partij Revolución Ciudadana, die achter Correa staat.


Op 25 maart publiceerde WikiLeaks een tweet waarin de organisatie schreef: “Corruptie-onderzoek geopend tegen Ecuador president Moreno, nadat inhoud werd gepubliceerd die van zijn iPhone (Whatsapp, Telegram) en gmail zou komen. New York Times berichtte dat Moreno heeft geprobeerd Assange te verkopen aan VS voor schuldverlichting.”

Op 27 maart noemde minister van buitenlandse zaken José Valencia deze tweet “een absolute leugen bedoeld om de waardigheid van ons land te schaden… we zullen geen verzinsels en belediging tolereren – ik kan nog niet zeggen waneer we actie zullen nemen, maar dat we actie zullen nemen is zeker.” Op 28 maart heeft minister van communicatie Andrés Michelena beweerd dat de INA-papers door Wikileaks zouden zijn gelekt in samenwerking met president Maduro van Venezuela en voormalig president Correa,

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President Moreno van Ecuador verdacht van corruptie


01-04-19 03:42:00,

Op 24 mei 2017 werd Lenin Moreno nog verkozen als opvolger van Rafael Correa met de belofte diens sociaal programma en de strijd tegen corruptie verder te zetten. Twee jaar later heeft hij zowat al zijn electorale beloftes verloochend en wordt hij nu zelf verdacht van corruptie.

Na tien jaar sociaal progressief beleid onder president Rafael Correa (2007-2017) werd Lenin Moreno, voormalig vice-president tijdens Correa’s eerste mandaat (2007-2012), verkozen tot zijn opvolger met 51,16 procent van de stemmen in de tweede ronde.

Moreno’s verkiezingsprogramma kwam neer op een verderzetting van het sociaal-economisch beleid van Correa. Hij kreeg tijdens de verkiezingscampagne de volle steun van de nog altijd zeer populaire Correa. Een van de speerpunten van zijn programma was de strijd tegen corruptie in het overheidsapparaat en het bedrijfsleven.

Correa voerde vanaf 2007 overheidsprogramma’s voor sociale doeleinden in, verlaagde de armoede van 36,7 naar 22,5 procent en verhoogde het verplichte minimumloon. Dat beleid leidde tot een algemene verhoging van de welvaart in zijn land. Perfect was het plaatje niet, maar in vergelijking met alle presidenten voor hem was zijn bestuur op alle vlakken beter voor de gewone Ecuadoraan.

Ondanks hoge overheidsuitgaven kon hij een jaarlijkse groei van het bnp verwezenlijken van gemiddeld 1,5 procent per jaar, tegenover een gemiddelde groei van 0,6 procent in de twintig voorgaande jaren. Na zijn tweede mandaat verhuisde Correa naar België met zijn kinderen en zijn Belgische vrouw, die hij leerde kennen tijdens hun studies aan de Université Catholique de Louvain (UCL).

Moreno breekt met Correa’s bondgenoten

Wie er van uitging dat Moreno het beleid zou verderzetten van Correa werd echter vrij snel teleurgesteld. Binnen enkele maanden besliste president Moreno een aantal wetten af te schaffen die garant stonden voor de sociale programma’s onder zijn voorganger. Waar Correa er tijdens zijn tien jaar in was geslaagd totaal onafhankelijk te worden van buitenlandse schuldeisers zoals het IMF, besliste Moreno terug te keren naar het neoliberale beleid van voor 2007 en een lening aan te vragen bij het IMF van meer dan 5 miljard dollar. Zoals het IMF altijd doet met zijn leningen aan zwakke staten, stelde de bank strenge eisen op vlak van sociale besparingen, de verkoop van overheidsdiensten en de verlaging van belastingen voor privé-bedrijven.

In 2017 werd hij nog gehuldigd als het eerste staatshoofd ter wereld verkozen in een rolstoel (

Bovendien rekende Moreno af met politici die hij als een bedreiging zag voor zijn machtspositie,

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President Putin signs law blocking fake news, but the West makes more


20-03-19 02:57:00,

Authored by Major Danny Sjursen (ret.) via

There are times when I wish that the United States would just drop the charade and declare itself a global empire.

As a veteran of two imperial wars, a witness to the dark underside of America’s empire-denial, I’ve grown tired of the equivocation and denials from senior policymakers. The U.S. can’t be an empire, we’re told, because – unlike the Brits and Romans – America doesn’t annex territories outright, and our school children don’t color its colonies in red-white-and-blue on cute educational maps.

But this distinction, at root, is rather superficial. Conquest, colonization, and annexation are so 19th century – Washington has moved beyond the overt and engages in the (not-so) subtle modern form of imperialism. America’s empire over the last two decades – under Democrats and Republicans – has used a range of tools: economic, military, political, to topple regimes, instigate coups, and starve “enemy” civilians. Heck, it didn’t even start with 9/11 – bullying foreigners and overturning uncooperative regimes is as American as apple pie.

Still, observing post-9/11, post-Iraq/Afghanistan defeat, Washington play imperialism these days is tragicomically absurd. The emperor has no clothes, folks. Sure, America (for a few more fleeting years) boasts the world’s dominant economy, sure its dotted the globe with a few hundred military bases, and sure it’s military still outspends the next seven competitors combined. Nonetheless, what’s remarkable, what constitutes the real story of 2019, is this: the US empire can’t seem to accomplish anything anymore, can’t seem to bend anybody to its will. It’s almost sad to watch. America, the big-hulking has-been on the block, still struts its stuff, but most of the world simply ignores it.

Make no mistake, Washington isn’t done trying; it’s happy to keep throwing good money (and blood) at bad: to the tune of a cool $6 trillion, 7,000 troop deaths, and 500,000 foreign deaths – including maybe 240,000 civilians. But what’s it all been for? The world is no safer, global terror attacks have only increased, and Uncle Sam just can’t seem to achieve any of its preferred policy goals.

Think on it for a second: Russia and Iran “won” in Syria; the Taliban and Pakistan are about ready to “win” in Afghanistan;

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The Coup Against President Aristide 15 Years Later: The Clintons, the Canadians, and Western NGOs all Complicit in a Never-Ending Tragedy – Global Research


03-03-19 10:05:00,

It’s almost as though the greater the devastation caused by neoliberalism, the greater the outbreak of NGOs.

Nothing illustrates this more poignantly than the phenomenon of the US preparing to invade a country and simultaneously readying NGOs to go in and clean up the devastation.”

– Arundhati Roy (August 16, 2004) [1]


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On February 29th 2004, fifteen years ago this week, following an insurgency by a rebel paramilitary army, U.S. Canadian, and French troops executed a coup d’etat against the democratically elected Haitian leader Jean-Bertrand Aristide.

This incident was notable in a long history of imperialist interests determined to thwart any semblance of emancipation from foreign control.

From the arrival of Christopher Columbus through the slave trade, military interventions, occupation and U.S. backed tyrannies, far away powers have profited from the sweat and blood of the people of this island community. [2]

Yet, the spirit of resistance has flourished! Following the world’s first and only successful slave revolt, Haiti had established its independence in 1804. A popular uprising in the 1980s would lead to the collapse of the brutal U.S. backed Duvalier regime. And in spite of U.S. and CIA backed actions to sabotage Haitian democracy, an array of grassroots organizations prevailed in their efforts to elevate Aristide, an advocate for the poor, to the presidency in December 1990. [3]

Aristide’s advocacy for the Haitian people and refusal to implement policies favourable to offshore financial interests coming at the expense of his fellow Haitians led to his 1991 ouster by a CIA-backed coup. U.S. President Bill Clinton would return Aristide to Haiti on the condition he would grant amnesty to the brutal Haitian military and implement structural adjustment programs and other reforms demanded by the World Bank and the other instruments of the so-called ‘Washington Consensus.’ [4]

It was defiance of these conditions by Aristide and his Fanmi Lavalas Party that led to the 2004 coup. [5]

In the 15 years since, a colonial occupation has asserted itself on the island nation in the name of ‘peace-keeping’ and ‘humanitarian relief.’ A closer inspection however, reveals that what may be portrayed as philanthropic benevolence is in fact a disguise for the continued oppression of a people daring to defy white supremacist exploitation.

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French President’s Promise to Crack Down on Anti-Semitism Could Threaten Critics of Israel


21-02-19 10:13:00,

The French government will instruct police officers and magistrates to investigate critics of Israel who question its right to exist as a Jewish nation-state for possible violations of the law against anti-Semitic hate speech, President Emmanuel Macron said on Wednesday night.

“Anti-Semitism hides more and more behind the mask of anti-Zionism,” Macron said in an address to the Council of Jewish Institutions in France. “Anti-Zionism is one of the modern forms of anti-Semitism.”

The French president added that France would adopt a definition of anti-Semitism proposed by the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance. That definition has been condemned by supporters of Palestinian rights for including as an example of anti-Semitism: “Denying the Jewish people their right to self-determination, e.g., by claiming that the existence of a State of Israel is a racist endeavor.”

While Macron also said that not all criticism of Israel is anti-Semitic, that distinction was quickly blurred by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel, who released a statement welcoming the news that France had adopted a “definition which determines that anti-Zionism is a form of anti-Semitism.”

Since anti-Semitism is prohibited hate speech punishable by up to one year in prison under French law, critics of Israeli policies that discriminate against non-Jewish citizens and that deny basic civil rights to millions of Palestinians living under military rule could be at risk of prosecution. Supporters of a binational state, with equal rights for Arabs and Jews, and proponents of the right of Palestinian refugees to return to homes they were expelled from when Israel was founded could also be in legal jeopardy.

Macron said that action was necessary after a wave of anti-Semitic attacks in the past week, in which 96 Jewish graves in Alsace were defaced with swastikas and Alain Finkielkraut, a well-known philosopher, was harassed by yellow vest protesters in Paris who called him a “dirty Zionist shit.”

When Macron visited the cemetery, in the Alsatian village of Quatzenheim, on Tuesday, a French television channel was forced to end a live broadcast on Facebook after their moderators became overwhelmed with vile anti-Semitic comments. “We are not talking about stupid or off-topic comments,” the channel explained, “but explicit calls for murder,

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Former US President Carter: Venezuela’s Electoral System “Best in the World” – Global Research


06-02-19 03:57:00,

Former US President Jimmy Carter claimed Venezuela’s electoral system is “the best in the world” (agencies).

Mérida, 21st September 2012 ( – Former US President Jimmy Carter has declared that Venezuela’s electoral system is the best in the world.

Speaking at an annual event last week in Atlanta for his Carter Centre foundation, the politician-turned philanthropist stated,

“As a matter of fact, of the 92 elections that we’ve monitored, I would say the election process in Venezuela is the best in the world.”

Venezuela has developed a fully automated touch-screen voting system, which now uses thumbprint recognition technology and prints off a receipt to confirm voters’ choices.

In the context of the Carter Centre’s work monitoring electoral processes around the globe, Carter also disclosed his opinion that in the US “we have one of the worst election processes in the world, and it’s almost entirely because of the excessive influx of money,” he said referring to lack of controls over private campaign donations.

The comments come with just three weeks before Venezuelans go to the polls on 7 October, in a historic presidential election in which socialist incumbent President Hugo Chavez is standing against right-wing challenger Henrique Capriles Radonski of the Roundtable of Democratic Unity (MUD) coalition.

Chavez welcomed Carter’s comments, stating yesterday that

“he [Carter] has spoken the truth because he has verified it. We say that the Venezuelan electoral system is one of the best in the world”.

Chavez also reported that he had had a forty minute conversation with the ex-Democrat president yesterday, and said that Carter, “as Fidel [Castro] says, is a man of honour”. The Carter Centre has recently confirmed it will not send an official delegation to accompany the presidential election, but may have officials observe the process on an individual basis.

Meanwhile, the Union of South American Nations (Unasur) electoral accompaniment delegation arrived yesterday in Venezuela.

The delegation’s head, former Argentinian vice-president Carlos Alvarez, mentioned that this was the Unasur’s first electoral observation mission, and that “for us it’s fundamental to consolidate our democracies, because it’s taken us a lot of struggle, effort and time to establish [democracy] in our countries”.

In press comments after meeting with officials from Venezuela’s National Electoral Council (CNE) Alvarez declared that based on his experience of electoral observation in South America,

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