Headlines of note for January 2018 [updating]…

A dated but timely read?…

Commentary (Henrik Bering-Jensen / Dec. 1, 1984) – Dezinformatsia: Active Measures in Soviet Strategy, by Richard H. Shultz and Roy Godson

Empty WheelOn Disinformation and the Dossier

FOX NewsHouse Intel votes to release controversial surveillance memo to the public

Zero HedgeSecond “Trump Dossier” Emerges One Day After FISA Memo Vote

FBI Director Wray “Shocked To His Core” By FISA Memo, McCabe ‘Removed’ Next Day, More Heads To Roll: Report

Trump Refuses To Impose New Sanctions On Russia

SputnikRussia Intercepts US Spy Plane in International Airspace Over Black Sea

Washington Free BeaconPentagon: China, Russia Soon Capable of Destroying U.S. Satellites

Earlier in the month…

BloombergClassified Military Satellite Goes Missing After SpaceX Launch

Daily MailJapanese broadcaster issues false North Korea ballistic missile alarm urging people to take shelter just three days after alert caused panic across Hawaii

RTRussian army repels attack by 13 militant drones on its Syrian compounds – MoD

Russia knows who staged attacks on Syrian base & it’s not Turkey – Putin

Al Masdar News‘We saw them with our own eyes’ – SDF fighters share footage of IS convoys leaving Raqqa

Al MonitorIs Islamic State back in Kirkuk?

Is Turkey aligned with al-Qaeda affiliate in Idlib? 

Turkey is becoming new hub for Salafist-jihadi exodus from Syria

AntiwarSyria Confirms Major Israeli Attack on Damascus

Sputnik (ФАН) – Russian Journalists Blow Lid Off Alleged US Terrorist Training Network in Syria

Times of IsraelReport: US, Israel sign secret pact to tackle Iran nuclear and missile threat

Israel and the United States have secretly signed a far-reaching joint memorandum of understanding providing for full cooperation to deal with Iran’s nuclear drive, its missile programs and its other threatening activities, an Israeli TV report said.

The document was signed on December 12 at the White House, culminating intensive talks between representatives of the major Israeli and American intelligence and defense hierarchies, headed by the US and Israeli national security advisers, H. R. McMaster and Meir Ben-Shabbat, respectively, the Channel 10 report said Thursday.

IndependentWhy is Trump’s man in Iran, Michael D’Andrea, missing from conversations about the protests?

SputnikIran Envoy to UN: Tehran Has ‘Hard Evidence’ Protests Incited From Abroad

Wall Street Journal (archive.is – June 2 2017) – CIA Creates New Mission Center to Turn Up the Heat on Iran

The Iran Mission Center will bring together analysts, operations personnel and specialists from across the CIA to bring to bear the range of the agency’s capabilities, including covert action. …

Trend News Agency (Dec. 13) – Iran’s intelligence forces disband counterfeit money gang

Moon of AlabamaIran – Regime Change Agents Hijack Economic Protests

Consortium NewsIntel Vets Tell Trump Iran Is Not Top Terror Sponsor

Mondo WeissA foreign leader — Netanyahu — set Trump’s agenda in Middle East, Michael Wolff book says

ReutersTrump threatens to cut aid to U.N. members over Jerusalem vote

Al MonitorTrump’s Jerusalem decision opens Israeli expansionism floodgates

Israel seeks to revive long abandoned railway to Gulf

Israeli nationalists’ messiah complex

HaaretzPreacher Pence’s Speech to Israel’s Knesset Had Everything but Fire and Brimstone

Ruptly (Youtube) – Israel: Brawl disrupts Pence’s address to Israeli parliament

Times of IsraelSettlers filmed destroying 100 Palestinian olive trees as IDF appears to look on

Middle East MonitorIsrael assassinates more people than any Western country, concludes new book

ThereAreNoSunglasses (ANSAmed) – Judge indicts Israeli agents for MP Hariri assassination plan

(Yeni Şafak) – U.A.E., Mohammed Dahlan and Zionist Terrorist Conspiracies Called “DAESH”

(Al Bawaba) – Bomb Under Seat of Hamas Official In Sidon 1st. Military Action By Dahlan’s Terrorist Forces?

(Hurriyet) – US Announces Plans For 30,000 Man Terrorist Army In N. Syria, Turkey Declares Intention To Destroy Same Force

Turkey launches ‘Olive Branch Operation’ against ‘PKK threat in Syria’

Zero HedgeUS, Turkish Troops Headed For Military Showdown In Syria

Stars and StripesPentagon budget calls for $143 million buildup at Jordan air base

Al SuraJordan’s King arrests brothers and cousin in suspected Saudi-led coup

Intelligence OnlineWashington and Riyadh proceed with plans to make Morocco an ISR heavyweight

Strategic Culture (Wayne Madsen) – What Is ‘Safari Club II’ and How It Can Change Middle East Dynamics

KhameneiRecent damage inflicted on Iran by U.S. will gain a response

Al ManarShamkhani: Saudi Launching Proxy War against Iran

American ConservativePropaganda Aiming to Prove Iran Supplied Missiles Backfires

Middle East MonitorYemen’s Houthis control 100 miles of Saudi Arabia’s territory

(Basler Zeitung) – Swiss Newspaper reveals: Secret military cooperation between Saudi Arabia and Israel

Mondo WeissHow Zionism helped create the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Al MonitorSaudi Arabia uses aggression abroad to calm clerics at home

Libyan slave trade feeds on endless supply of migrants

Erdogan’s Ottoman dream causes storm in Red Sea

Indian Ocean NewsletterThe Turkish crescent arcs across Egypt and Saudi Arabia

ThereAreNoSunglasses (Pajhwok) – Turkey hosts Afghan talks with Rebel Taliban faction, Loyal To Mullah Rasoul

XinhuaIran’s top leader says U.S. relocates IS to Afghanistan

Times of India‘From our bases, you attacked Afghanistan 57,800 times’, says Pak foreign minister to US

Wall Street JournalWith U.S. Aid Cut, Pakistan Drifts Closer to China

Huawei, Seen as Possible Spy Threat, Boomed Despite U.S. Warnings

Intelligence OnlineMacron scores top marks with Chinese intelligence

Beijing pursues plan to dominate GEOINT sector

South China Morning PostChina ‘warns off’ US destroyer near South China Sea’s strategic Scarborough Shoal

The DiplomatWhen a North Korean Missile Accidentally Hit a North Korean City

ReutersU.S. hails Korea talks, despite North’s rejection of denuclearization

Medium (Caitlin Johnstone) – Gabbard: North Korea Has Nukes Because They Saw What The US Did To Libya

AntiwarCar Bombs Hit Mosque in Libya’s Benghazi, Killing Dozens

Klagemauer.tv« Les crimes atroces contre le peuple libyen » (mémorandum du Dr. Saïf Al-Islam Kadhafi)

The DuranSaif al-Islam Gaddafi to run for President of Libya in 2018

Global Research Obama’s Trojan Horse: America’s Cuban Soft Coup

(Tony Cartalucci) – Sanctions, Subversion, and Color Revolutions: US Meddling in Cambodian Elections

GuardianFive Britons arrested for ‘pornographic dancing’ in Cambodia

Fresh News –  36 Illegal Foreigners Arrested, No Passport but Drug

ThereAreNoSunglasses Imperial Plan To Use Civil War As Gas and Oil Valve–PART II

Oriental ReviewUkraine’s future Nazi leader?

Domestic U.S. news…

GefiraBannon’s target isn’t Trump, it’s still Kushner

The Hill (John Solomon) – Comey’s original Clinton memo released, cites possible violations

FBI launches new Clinton Foundation investigation

Washington TimesClintons’ ‘Mr. Fixer,’ ally Sidney Blumenthal emerge on list of Russia collusion figures

Zero HedgeGOP Senators Ask For Criminal Probe Of British Spy Who Wrote “Trump Dossier”

FBI Agents Discussed “Secret Society” Within DOJ And FBI Working To Undermine Trump

Daily CallerFBI ‘Failed To Preserve’ Five Months Of Text Messages Between Anti-Trump FBI Agents

Gateway PunditCONFUSION: FBI Claims Five Months Of Strzok-Page Texts Missing — Yet DOJ IG Says He Received Them In August

Politico – NSA deleted surveillance data it pledged to preserve

CBC NewsBarry and Honey Sherman were murdered by multiple killers, private investigators believe: source

Free Thought ProjectAs No One Watched, Trump Pardoned 5 Megabanks For Corruption Charges—Who He Owes Millions

USA TodayIn stark reversal, Trump administration removes Florida from offshore drilling targets

AxiosTrump team considers nationalizing 5G network

International Business TimesJulian Assange says Google and Facebook have become an ‘existential threat to humanity’

ReutersSenate passes bill renewing internet surveillance program

How a researcher hacked his own computer and found ‘worst’ chip flaw

Washington PostU.S. military reviewing its rules after fitness trackers exposed sensitive data

The NationThe Disturbing Parallels Between US Policing at Home and Military Tactics Abroad

Unicorn RiotMinneapolis Unrolls Corporate Red Carpet & Largest Security Op for Super Bowl LII

Zero HedgeAlarming Rise In The Number Of Gun-Store Burgalaries Across America

IntellihubStephen Paddock’s brother Eric is furious at the coroner’s decision to cremate, not deliver, alleged shooter’s body

Body autopsied by doctor likely not Steven Paddock’s, official LVMPD report reveals

Stephen Paddock requested a suite in another wing of hotel before being internally reassigned to 32-135

Free Market ShooterLas Vegas Update: Irregularities Cause Story Behind Massacre To Stink To High Heaven

Las Vegas Review JournalSearch warrant document names 2nd ‘person of interest’ in Las Vegas shooting

Rest in Peace, Robert Parry…

Consortium NewsRobert Parry’s Legacy and the Future of Consortiumnews

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Headlines of interest for December 2017 [as always, we continue to update]…

Merry XXX-mas, in lieu of an update to matters we have previously reported on at Wxxx News

Wayne Madsen ReportDecember 22-25, 2017 — Trump’s Puerto Rico psychopathy

When it comes to the U.S. Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, a territory of the United States where the residents are all U.S. citizens, Donald Trump maintains an extreme psychopathy. Trump’s volatile and manipulative behavior toward Puerto Rico and its people has been on full display. This includes Trump’s misogynistic post-Hurricane Maria treatment of the mayor of San Juan to his colonialist attitude toward Puerto Rican manufacturers now faced with an effective 12.5 percent tariff on goods “exported” to the U.S. mainland.

Trump is ambivalent, at best, toward the plight of Puerto Ricans faced with no electricity until May 2018 and lives of Puerto Ricans left homeless by Maria and who now exist day-to-day in Florida motels with questions about how long the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will continue to pick up the tab…

But there is a deeper psychopathy with Trump when it comes to Puerto Rico. This manic reaction to Puerto Rico stems from Trump’s involvement, with New York billionaire Jeffrey Epstein, with a child sex trafficking operation in Manhattan in 1993.

Trump admitted to New York magazine in October 2002 that by 1994, he had known Epstein for seven years. Trump told the magazine in a telephone interview: “I’ve known Jeff for fifteen years. Terrific guy . . . He’s a lot of fun to be with. It is even said that he likes beautiful women as much as I do, and many of them are on the younger side. No doubt about it — Jeffrey enjoys his social life.” Epstein was criminally charged in 2005 after a Palm Beach mother claimed that Epstein paid $300 to her 14-year old daughter for sex. Epstein pleaded guilty of soliciting sex from a 14-year old girl and received a light prison sentence and a non-prosecution agreement from Alex Acosta, the U.S. Attorney for southern Florida who was rewarded by Trump by being named his Secretary of Labor.

In a lawsuit filed by Jane Doe, later identified as Katie Johnson, it was charged that Trump knew that 13-year old Johnson was that age when he allegedly assaulted and raped her in 1993. Johnson said it was Trump who initiated contact with her at four different parties at Epstein’s residence in Manhattan. The suit states that at their fourth encounter at an Epstein party: “Defendant Trump tied Plaintiff to a bed, exposed himself to Plaintiff, and then proceeded to forcibly rape Plaintiff. During the course of this savage sexual attack, Plaintiff loudly pleaded with Defendant Trump to stop but with no effect. Defendant Trump responded to Plaintiff’s pleas by violently striking Plaintiff in the face with his open hand and screaming that he would do whatever he wanted.”

Johnson claimed that at two parties, Epstein raped her, once, after she had been raped by Trump. During the second encounter with Epstein, Johnson stated that Epstein raped her “anally and vaginally despite her loud pleas to stop.” She stated that Epstein attempted to strike her on the head “with his closed fists,” while he angrily screamed at that he [Epstein], rather than Trump, should have been the one who took the girl’s virginity.

According to the suit, Trump told Johnson that if she ever revealed the sexual encounter with Trump, the girl and her family would be “physically harmed if not killed.” Johnson also stated that Epstein periodically reiterated to her Trump’s earlier threat that if she were to “reveal any of the details of his sexual and physical abuse of her or else,” she and her family would be “seriously physically harmed, if not killed.”

After filing her first complaint against Epstein and Trump in California on April 26, 2016, Johnson said she began receiving threatening phone calls on her cell phone from blocked numbers.

On July 23, 2016, “Joan Doe,” a classmate of Johnson during the 1994-1995 school year, signed an affidavit avowing that Johnson told her during the summer of 1994 about the sexual assaults by Epstein and Trump.

Tiffany Doe signed an affidavit in support of Johnson’s suit on June 18, 2016. Tiffany Doe stated she was hired in 1990 by Epstein, when she was 22, to “provide entertainment” for his various “guests.” In 1991, Tiffany Doe was hired by Epstein as a “party planner” to, among other duties, entice “attractive adolescent women” to attend Epstein’s parties. Tiffany Doe stated she personally witnessed Trump’s sexual assault and rape of Johnson during four encounters.

Johnson also stated in the suit that Trump told her that she “shouldn’t ever say anything if she didn’t want to disappear like Maria, a 12-year-old female that was forced to be involved in the third incident” with Trump. Johnson said she had not seen Maria after the third sexual encounter with Trump. Tiffany Doe said she witnessed Johnson and 12-year old Maria perform oral sex on Trump.

WMR has succeeded in identifying “Maria,” who is still alive. Although our investigation is still in progress, we can report that Trump’s psychopathy involving Puerto Rico likely revolves around the fact that “Maria” hails from Ponce, Puerto Rico. A psychotic like Trump obviously was mentally triggered when Puerto Rico was struck by Hurricane Maria, a reminder that a 12-year old girl who he raped and knew as Maria, someone who is now 37, has in her possession the details that could very well bring down Trump and his administration. Trump has good reason to fear Puerto Rico, a storm and a woman named “Maria,” and a history of sexual assaults, not only of adults, but of children.

Like the young girl Cosette in Victor Hugo’s Les Miserables, “Maria,” which is not her actual name, could be the most important Puerto Rican in the history of the United States, an individual born in abject poverty who is in a position to help oust a despotic American president.

This story is receiving some corroboration from as unlikely a source as Steve Bannon…

International Business TimesSteve Bannon raises sexual misconduct claims against Donald Trump involving 13-year-old girl

Moreover, also reported by Madsen earlier in the month, the 2016 October surprise “Billy Bush-whack” tape (see Wxxx News) may be just the tip of the iceberg of uncouth Trumpisms…

December 9-11, 2017 – WMR – New York, NY — Trump’s “Apprentice” outtakes reportedly reveal boasts about sex and young girls

There are reports from media insiders that Donald Trump made favorable comments about sex with underage girls during several taping sessions of “The Apprentice” reality television show during its 11-season run. These comments are in addition to previously reported remarks by Trump that were racist, anti-Semitic, and misogynistic in nature.

The video outtakes of Trump are said to be secured in a vault at NBC Studios in Universal City, California. However, there are reports that the tapes were moved from NBC Universal to a more secure vault at MGM Studios.

Although NBC broadcast “The Apprentice,” MGM originally claimed ownership of the series and “Apprentice” producer, Mark Burnett, has refused to release the tapes, claiming that they are his intellectual property. Burnett also produced another reality TV show, “Survivor.” In addition, Trump reportedly made lewd comments in the dressing room of the Miss Teen USA pageant, which was, along with the Miss Universe and Miss USA pageants, owned by Donald Trump. The tapes from all the pageants were bought, along with the Miss Universe Organization, by WME-IMG, whose co-chief executive officer is Hollywood super-agent Ari Emanuel, the brother of Chicago’s Democratic mayor Rahm Emanuel. Ari Emanuel has refused to release any outtakes or other recorded material from Trump’s appearances in the dressing rooms of all three pageants, including Miss Teen USA, where Trump barged in where girls between the ages of 15 and 17 were dressing and undressing…

It would seem then that the Trump presidency is at the mercy of MGM (owner of Mandalay Bay, the site of the Las Vegas massacre in October) and Ari Emanuel’s WME-IMG. A curious side note, the other brother of Ari and Rahm, Ezekiel, had met with Trump earlier in the year, ostensibly regarding the replacement of the Affordable Care Act, of which Ezekiel was the chief architect…

Chicago Tribune (March 21) – Ezekiel Emanuel, an ACA architect, is now advising Trump as GOP works to level the law

Also worth noting: the brothers Emanuel have rather militant Zionist roots in their father Benjamin Emanuel, who was a member of the Irgun, the terrorist arm of the Zionist movement whose deadliest attack targeted a hotel, the King David, killing 91 (Haaretz). Madsen neglects to remind us of this in his current report, but had covered it years ago…

May 8-9, 2010 — Rahm Emanuel’s father specialized in bus bombings in Palestine

A well-placed British source informed WMR that Rahm Emanuel’s father, Benjamin Emanuel, specialized in the terrorist bombings of buses carrying British troops and policemen during the British mandate in Palestine. British MI-6 files contain information on the elder Emanuel’s participation in the terrorist activities of Irgun Zvai Leumi, a Jewish terrorist organization that targeted British forces, UN officials, and Palestinian Arabs in the lead up to Israeli independence in 1948.

Benjamin Emanuel, a Jew from Russia whose real name was Ezekiel Auerbach, was arrested by British police for terrorist activities in the months prior to Israeli independence. Many of the British policemen killed by Emanuel and his Irgun colleagues between 1947 and 1948 had been transferred to Palestine upon Indian and Pakistani independence in 1947. Irgun saw the increase of British policemen from the Indian subcontinent as a major threat…

British intelligence also believed that Benjamin Emanuel may have been related to Vladimir Jabotinsky, a Russian Jew from Odessa who founded Irgun. Jabotinksy, who was an admirer of Benito Mussolini and who secretly negotiated for the expatriation of Jews to Palestine with the Nazi government in Germany and Admiral Miklos Horthy’s pro-Nazi regime in Hungary, died of a heart attack in New York in 1940…

Seventy seven years later, what then has induced Trump to go for broke for Israel, designating Jerusalem as its capitol?…

NewsweekDOES DONALD TRUMP HAVE FALSE TEETH? PEOPLE ARE OBSESSED AFTER SLURRED JERUSALEM SPEECH

Lending some credence to this Sept. 11 Infowars exclusive?… President Trump’s Being Drugged Ahead Of Coup, Sources Claim

Al MonitorWas Trump’s Jerusalem declaration a honey trap?

MondoWeissPalestinians clash with Israeli forces across the West Bank following Trump’s Jerusalem announcement

Israel Palestine NewsFollowing Jerusalem, Israeli Ambassador calls on Trump to recognize Israeli control over Golan

The American ConservativeDid Saudi Arabia Just Try To Give the West Bank to Israel?

Meanwhile, is the deep state loathing of Trump so great to have induced otherwise verboten investigations of the Israeli lobby?…

Strategic Culture (Wayne Madsen) – Mueller Names Trump’s Foreign ‘Colluding’ Power: Israel

GuardianWere other Trump aides lobbying for Israel illicitly alongside Michael Flynn?

The Duran (Alexander Mercouris) – The case against Michael Flynn: Lying to the FBI about asking Russia’s help to protect Israel (full analysis of indictment and Flynn’s guilty plea)

Newsweek (Chris Riotta) – Jared Kushner Failed to Disclose He Led a Foundation Funding Illegal Israeli Settlements Before U.N. Vote

Jared Kushner Can’t Pass His Security Clearance Investigation, Officials Say

ForwardJared Kushner Was Right To ‘Collude’ With Russia — Because He Did It For Israel

FOX NewsErdogan: Recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital is ‘red line’ for Muslims

On this Christmas Day, so much for Peace on Earth, Goodwill to All…

Cape Fear Caller (Military.com) – Top Marine General warns troops: ‘There’s a war coming’

Neller emphasized to the Marines that they should remain ready to fight at all times, predicting a “big-ass fight” on the horizon.

“I hope I’m wrong, but there’s a war coming,” Neller said. ” … You’re in a fight here, an informational fight, a political fight, by your presence.”

Neller later told the Marines that he expects the Pacific and Russia to be the service’s operational points of focus as the nation looks beyond the fights in the Middle East that have stretched into the better part of two decades…

CBCCanada, U.S. held joint exercises simulating nuclear attack on both sides of border

Zero HedgePakistan Opens Fire Along Border Killing Indian Troops, Warns “Nuclear War Cannot Be Ruled Out”

Al Masdar NewsSaudi airstrikes kill 48 Yemeni civilians in 24 hours

Middle East EyeSaudi Arabia, like the Nazis, uses ‘hunger plan’ in Yemen

RTPentagon confirms ‘multiple ground ops & 120+ strikes’ in Yemen

Earlier in the month…

(Dec. 4) – Houthis claim takeover of Yemeni capital, president calls for ‘all people’ to rise against them

Al JazeeraYemen: Ex-President Ali Abdullah Saleh killed

ThereAreNoSunglassesHuthi Press Claims That Patriot Volley Missed Their Riyadh Missile, Again

Syrian Status Quo Map 12/17/17

South FrontIsraeli Warplanes Launch Missiles On Scientific Research Center In Northern Damascus (Maps, Videos)

Newsbud (F. William Engdahl) – Netanyahu’s Real Agenda for Golan Heights

ReutersDefector says thousands of Islamic State fighters left Raqqa in secret deal

TASSUS instructors train IS militants to fight Syrian Army – reconciliation center

GuardianBritish aid scheme suspended amid allegations of payments to Syrian jihadis

BBCTurkey seeks arrest of ex-CIA officer Fuller over coup plot

Intelligence OnlineAnkara sends private detectives after Gulen

Al MonitorCongress advances bill imperiling Iran nuclear deal

Pro PublicaWhite House May Share Nuclear Power Technology With Saudi Arabia

Middle East EyeSaudi video shows kingdom’s troops as ‘liberators’ of Tehran

HaaretzEx-CIA Adviser Denies Report That Obama Thwarted anti-Hezbollah Operation to Save Iran Deal

Intelligence OnlineGulf Cooperation Council implodes behind closed doors

Indian Ocean NewsletterWith the US sanctions lifted, al-Bashir stabs Trump in the back in Moscow

VOA NewsRussia Negotiating Deal for Its Warplanes to Use Egyptian Bases

Democracy NowNew Investigation Finds U.S. Special Forces Massacred Somali Civilians & Orchestrated a Cover-Up

New York TimesNiger Approves Armed U.S. Drone Flights, Expanding Pentagon’s Role in Africa

Asharq Al-AwsatLibya’s Haftar in Confrontation with Neighboring Countries after Declaring End of Skhirat Agreement

LIBYA AGAINST SUPER POWER MEDIALIBYANS ACCUSE FRANCE AND QATAR HAVE DIRECTLY ORDERED THE KILLING OF QADDAFI

Which serves as a reminder of why the DPRK should be suspicious of those who say they want to “deal”…

PR News WireTulsi Gabbard Calls for Diplomatic Solution With North Korea as Hawai’i Residents Prepare for Nuclear Attack

Strategic Culture (Wayne Madsen) – US Germ Warfare Apology to North Korea Could Advance Dialogue

Global Research (Peter Koenig) – North Korea – UN Security Council’s “Killer Resolution”,15 to 0: Choking a Country into Submission

GuardianAftershocks detected after North Korea nuclear test moved Earth’s crust

TelegraphUS making plans for ‘bloody nose’ military attack on North Korea

MacleansHow Canada fits into Rex Tillerson’s plan for North Korea

NewsBytesIndian drone “invaded” our airspace, then crashed: Chinese media

Global TimesIndia should apologize for drone intrusion

Updates on events in Cambodia (see our September 30 edition)…

Phnom Penh PostNew spy school announced

SputnikCambodian PM Prays at ‘Political Stability’ Ceremony After Opposition Dissolved

Fresh NewsChina Announces to Support Cambodia

OPEN LETTER: US Ambassador Should Avoid Using Hated – Incited and Destructive Rhetoric Language !

President of Cambodian Youth Party’s Facebook Hacked

Khmer TimesFresh News hackers say Hun Sen murdered

Somebody’s playing “fun and games” in Cambodia, much as what went down in the Ukraine four years previous. Wiser now?…

The DuranMaidan 2.0: The slow moving and more authentic Ukrainian uprising

ThereAreNoSunglasses (Times of Malta) – Family of Murdered Maltese Journalist Facing Same Fate?

GuardianFormer Catalan leaders appear before supreme court in Madrid

@CollectiuEmmaCatalonia is a European nation where members of a political party have to leave their phones outside meeting rooms for fear of police hacks.

US News & World ReportEnter the ‘Petro’: Venezuela to Launch Oil-Backed Cryptocurrency

teleSURHonduras Suspends Constitution as President ‘Flees’ Violence

Honduras: 1,031 Ballot Records Under ‘Special Scrutiny’

Common Dreams“We Don’t Want to Repress”: Police in Honduras Refuse Orders to Stamp Out Pro-Democracy Protests

Russia Russia Russia boomerangs…

The DuranWife of Fusion GPS founder admits her husband was behind fake “Russiagate” story

Here’s how ABC’s slip exposes how Deep State sabotaged President elect Trump’s policy of rapprochement with Russia

Covington and Burling: The secret conspiracy undermining Michael Flynn

LarouchePACRobert Mueller Is an Amoral Legal Assassin: He Will Do His Job If You Let Him

Zero HedgeFBI Edits To Clinton Exoneration Go Far Beyond What Was Previously Known; Comey, McCabe, Strzok Implicated

Intercept (Glenn Greenwald) – The U.S. Media Yesterday Suffered its Most Humiliating Debacle in Ages: Now Refuses All Transparency Over What Happened

Lisa Bloom busted…

The Hill (John Solomon and Alison Spann) – Prominent lawyer sought donor cash for two Trump accusers

Project Veritas busted…

Washington PostA woman approached The Post with dramatic — and false — tale about Roy Moore. She appears to be part of undercover sting operation.

Targets of the neo-McCarthyism…

BuzzfeedThe Senate’s Russia Investigation Is Now Looking Into Jill Stein

New York TimesWikileaks Faces U.S. Probes Into Its 2016 Election Role and CIA Leaks: Sources

Off Guardian (Joe Lauria) – How Russia-gate Rationalizes Censorship

It’s Going DownCriminalizing Dissent: After Proving “Mere Presence” J20 Prosecution Rests Case

IndependentJ20 protest trial latest: Anti-Trump activists found not guilty and avoid lengthy prison sentences

Charlottesville police chief leaves in disgrace…

QuartzFacebook is giving the US government more and more data

InterceptNSA Secretly Helped Convict Defendants in U.S. Courts, Classified Documents Reveal

Strategic Culture (Eric Zuesse) – Americans Are Only Now Beginning to Learn that We Live in a Dictatorship

Unicorn RiotFCC Repeals Net Neutrality: Interview with Electronic Frontier Foundation

WikiTRIBUNEQ&A: Tim Berners-Lee on net neutrality and why he won’t have Alexa in the house

FOX NewsSupreme Court permits full enforcement of Trump travel ban

SFGate (Business Insider) – Robots are being used to deter homeless people from setting up camp in San Francisco

USA TodayFeds issue 4,000 orders to seize guns from people who failed background checks

SHTFPlan (TIME) – ‘There Was A Helicopter Above Us Shooting’: Bombshell New Eyewitness Testimony From Las Vegas Massacre Survivors Revealed

Squawker4chan Users Find Evidence Atlanta Airport Blackout Was Part Of Intentional Cover-Up

Rense (Yoichi Shimatsu) – Atlanta Airport Blackout – The Grinch That Stole A Nuclear Stockpile

KOMONews (Dec. 4) – Lakewood mayor predicts deadly accidents from high-speed train service

Lakewood Patch (Dec. 18) – Washington Amtrak Derailment: 3 Confirmed Dead, 77 Injured

Technical difficulties not limited to the civilian sector…

USNIElectrical Problems Shorten Second Zumwalt-class Destroyer’s Builders Trials

Russia InsiderPoland Balks at “Unacceptable” $10.5 Billion Price Tag for US Patriot Missiles That Don’t Work

The HillPentagon starting first-ever financial audit

Global ResearchVideo: OVERCAST: An Investigation into Climate Engineering, Chemtrails and Weather Warfare

ENENewsTop official reveals UFOs exist, and they’re “often being reported” over nuclear power plants… “We’d never seen anything like it” — Military: “Ominous correlation” between sightings and atomic sites — TV: “Mystery intruders over nuke facilities”

N.Y.TimesGlowing Auras and ‘Black Money’: The Pentagon’s Mysterious U.F.O. Program

Intelligence OnlineParis prepares to become sixth intelligence ‘Eye’

Updates on old news…

HR14The NSA’s Role In 9/11

National Security ArchiveNATO Expansion: What Gorbachev Heard

Democracy NowDaniel Ellsberg Reveals He was a Nuclear War Planner, Warns of Nuclear Winter & Global Starvation

CounterpunchOperation Paperclip: Nazi Science Heads West

MirrorBritish spies recruited paedo IRA chief: Spooks used pictures of Joe Cahill to ‘turn him’

Strategic CultureHague Tribunal Exonerates Slobodan Milosevic Again

Headlines of interest, November 2017…

[Editor’s note: this is a work in progress, as we continue updating…]

We begin with an extraordinary case in point of a reporter becoming the story. With the buzz about (NYT) that Mueller is preparing indictments against Michael Flynn, the story – with Wayne Madsen’s role in it as a potential witness? – may yet to come to full fruition…

Wayne Madsen ReportNovember 20-21, 2017 — Flynn and Turkey’s self-coup

The Russian-Israeli mob was not the only foreign entity colluding with the Donald Trump presidential campaign. In April 2016, retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, then Trump’s national security adviser, was involved in a series of meetings with Turkish government and private individuals, as well as Americans who constitute the CIA’s off-the-books “deep black” operations, to help Turkish authoritarian President Recep Tayyip Erdogan plan a self-coup in Turkey. Flynn and his partners’ involvement centered around a series of high-level meetings in Washington and Turkey.

The editor is aware of this operation because he was invited to be a part of it. An interlocutor for both Flynn and the Erdogan government told me that my participation in a Turkish “project,” without specifying details, was requested by his Turkish “partners.” The Turkish side let it be known to the U.S. partners that the Turks valued my knowledge and wanted to solicit my contribution to the “project.” This interest likely stemmed from two visits I made to Turkey in 2010. The first was in April of that year and it was sponsored by the Organization of Islamic Conference (OIC), whose secretary-general happened to be Turkish and an ally of Erdogan. During the April trip, our delegation of American journalists met with top Turkish officials, including President Abdullah Gul, a member of Erdogan’s Justice and Development Party (AKP) and political ally of Erdogan. [Pictured right, editor with President Gul in Ankara after presenting him with a copy of the editor’s book, “Jaded Tasks,” which examines the Bush family’s Deep State in America]. A meeting with Erdogan, then the prime minister, was canceled due to a scheduling conflict. We also had a meeting with officials of an Ankara foreign policy think tank that was linked to then-Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu and members of the AKP. The AKP was touting its Islamist-oriented but democratic credentials.

These meetings took place before the Turkish constitutional change that saw Erdogan elected president and the nation becoming a strong presidential, rather than a parliamentary, republic.

In meetings with those close to the Erdogan government, as well as pro-Erdogan media like the Anatolia News Agency, our hosts seemed happy with my longtime views, which stood opposed to American world dominance and foolish military adventures abroad. This was prior to the Arab Spring that saw rebellions by Islamists, secretly supported by Erdogan’s government, in Syria, Egypt, Libya, Tunisia, and Yemen.

Alarmed that a group of American journalists had been subjected to Erdogan propaganda, the religious group headed by exiled Turkish cleric and businessman Fethulleh Gulen arranged for a journalist trip to Turkey in June 2010, one in which I also participated. This trip involved meeting individuals and organizations that were either part of or partly financed by Gulen, who lives in exile in Pennsylvania. We visited Gulen schools and think tanks in Istanbul and Ankara. Little did any of us realize that Erdogan and Gulen, once political allies, had become bitter enemies over Erdogan’s plans to transform Turkey into a de facto Islamic state. Gulen’s brand of Islam is much different than that of the Muslim Brotherhood, which supports Erdogan’s agenda. Gulen stresses moderation and business acumen over such concepts as jihad and rejection of Western ideals.

As I am always suspicious of any religious figures, especially those with billions of dollars at their disposal, I was on guard against the Gulenists’ propaganda. The sponsorship by Gulen high schools of “mini-Davos” summits, in which students play the roles of international financiers and politicians, was more than unsettling. However, given the close ties between Gulen and the Central Intelligence Agency, which has successfully fought against attempts to extradite Gulen to Turkey, the fascination with Davos and similar international conclaves is understandable.

In WMR articles and interviews with Turkish media, I expressed concern over reports that Gulen operatives had infiltrated the Turkish police force and Ministry of the Interior. That was until it became apparent that Erdogan was trying to become a strongman president, which, occurred in 2014. The only faction that made any sense in Turkey was the Republican People’s Party (CHP), the heirs to the strong secular policies of Kemal Ataturk, the founder of the modern Turkish state. However, the CHP had its own set of problems, having tolerated the Turkish military to seize control of the Turkish government on more than one occasion, the last being in 1996. During my April 2010 visit to Turkey, one parliamentary member representing the CHP first agreed to meet with our delegation and then became belligerent with our interlocutor when he discovered the trip was sponsored by Erdogan’s friends at the OIC. The CHP official abruptly canceled the planned meeting.

In April 2016, the stage was set for a confrontation between Erdogan and the Gulenists. Erdogan required an event that would justify his banning all Gulenist organizations, seizing Gulen-owned property, including newspapers and television stations, and arresting Gulenists holding positions throughout Turkish government and society.

Based on various news reports and the focus of Justice Department special prosecutor Robert Mueller’s investigation of Flynn and other senior Trump campaign and administration officials, it is now apparent that Flynn’s consulting firm, Flynn Intel Group, was involved in a $15 million venture with Erdogan officials to arrange for the kidnapping of Gulen from his home in Saylorsburg, Pennsylvania, and returning him to Turkey and into the hands of Erdogan. The “project” as Flynn’s interlocutors called it, also involved having the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York, Preet Bharara, drop criminal charges against Turkish-Iranian businessman Reza Zarrab, an ally of Erdogan. Zarrab, who has been linked to corruption involving members of Erdogan’s family and government ministers, is now reportedly cooperating with Mueller’s investigators in their probe of Flynn and other Trump officials.

However, “the project’s” major goal was to carry out the July 15, 2016 military “coup” against Erdogan, a coup that would be blamed on Gulen and result in his immediate extradition to Turkey. It is not known how much Trump knew about the Turkish “project,” but Flynn signed on as Trump’s national security adviser in February 2016. In April, there were reports that Trump briefly considered Flynn as his vice presidential running mate, a prospect that undoubtedly pleased the Turkish government.

However, “the project’s” major goal was to carry out the July 15, 2016 military “coup” against Erdogan, a coup that would be blamed on Gulen and result in his immediate extradition to Turkey. It is not known how much Trump knew about the Turkish “project,” but Flynn signed on as Trump’s national security adviser in February 2016. In April, there were reports that Trump briefly considered Flynn as his vice presidential running mate, a prospect that undoubtedly pleased the Turkish government.

My participation with unnamed third parties at a meeting in Washington, DC, followed by meetings in Turkey, was being requested in April 2016 and, when I was unable to attend certain meetings in Washington, the requests resumed in May. The May requests entailed flying to Turkey to meet with unidentified Turkish individuals. Based on the U.S. interlocutor, I had reason to be suspicious and feigned too busy a schedule to attend meetings in DC or Turkey. The individual had family ties to a major CIA contractor, one that has been involved in all sorts of deep state activities, including setting the stage for the 2001 anthrax attacks on Congress, U.S. Postal Service, and the media. The first contact by the American go-between, in April, came after he said he had just attended a meeting with Flynn in Washington.

Flynn’s statement in support of the military coup, which was actually carried out by Erdogan in order to justify rounding up all Gulenists as members of a non-existent “Fethulleh Terrorist Organization (FETO), (Fethullahçı Terör Örgütü), masked his dealings with Erdogan and his allies. The coup attempt was highly unprofessional and collapsed after troops moved on strategic targets in Istanbul and Ankara, including the Bosphorus Bridge in Istanbul. [pictured, left] Flynn was rewarded for his support for the “false flag” Erdogan coup on August 9, 2016, when Flynn Intel Group received a lucrative contract from the Dutch company, Inovo BV, related to “improving U.S. business organizations” confidence regarding doing business in Turkey.” Inovo BV is the Dutch arm of Inovo Turkije, a firm owned by Turkish businessman Ekim Alptekin, a close associate of Erdogan. Alptekin also heads the U.S.-Turkey Business Council, a Turkish government-financed lobbying organization in the United States that holds an annual joint meeting in Washington with the American-Turkish Council (ATC), the latter patterned after the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC). The last meeting of the two Turkish organizations was held at the Trump International Hotel in Washington. Inovo BV was also involved with an Israeli firm, Ratio Oil Exploration, to import natural gas from Israeli-controlled eastern Mediterranean blocks to Turkey.

After the July coup attempt against Erdogan and the round-up of Gulenists and other members of Turkey’s opposition to Erdogan’s policies, the requests for my attendance at meetings in both Washington and Turkey involving the Turkish “project” ceased.

On September 19, 2016, Flynn met with Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu and Erdogan’s son-in-law, Berat Albayrak, who also serves as Turkey’s Energy Minister. In April 2010, I sat next to Cavusoglu at a dinner held at AKP headquarters in Ankara. We discussed Gladio, a deep state paramilitary group that the late Turkish Prime Minister Bulent Ecevit was the first to publicly disclose, and the presence of “deep states,” not only in Turkey, but also in Jordan, Egypt, and, most interestingly, Syria. At the time, Erdogan and Gulen appeared to have joined forces to undermine the Turkish deep state, commonly known as Ergenekon.

The September 2016 meeting was also attended by former CIA director James Woolsey, who had also signed on to the Trump campaign as an adviser. Woolsey later claimed that he became alarmed when the subject of kidnapping Gulen and renditioning the cleric back to Turkey came up in conversation. On October 16, 2016, a mere few weeks before the election, Flynn held talks with Turkish community leaders in New York who were allied with Erdogan.

On November 8, 2016, Election Day, Flynn penned an op-ed in The Hill newspaper that referred to Gulen as “Turkey’s Osama bin-Laden.” This occurred at a time when Flynn failed to register as an agent of Turkey pursuant to the Foreign Agent Registration Act (FARA). In any case, Flynn’s charge against Gulen was as ludicrous, as it was libelous. It is now known that Flynn’s information on Gulen and the cleric’s sponsorship of “madrassas” masked as charter schools, was originating from conspiracy fringe websites like Breitbart and Infowars.

On November 9, 2016, Trump received a phone call from Erdogan congratulating him for his upset victory over Hillary Clinton, an ally of Erdogan’s in his jihadist campaigns against Bashar al Assad in Syria and Muammar Qaddafi in Libya.

On November 10, 2016, President Obama, in a meeting with Trump at the White House, warned Trump not to hire Flynn as his national security adviser. Intelligence reports on Flynn showed that he worked with Erdogan to help stage the July 15, 2016 coup attempt in Turkey, a move that placed the U.S.-NATO airbase at Incirlik in extreme danger. Rejecting Obama’s advice, Trump named Flynn his national security adviser on November 18, 2016.

On January 18, 2017, Flynn met over breakfast at the Trump International Hotel in Washington with Foreign Minister Cavusolglu and House Intelligence Committee chairman and Trump transition team member Devin Nunes. In February 2017, acting Attorney General Sally Yates notified White House Counsel Don McGahn that Flynn was a national security risk due to his unreported contacts with foreign intelligence officials. Flynn resigned as national security adviser on February 13, 2017 over reportedly “lying” to Vice President Mike Pence over Flynn’s contacts with Russian government officials. While the corporate media swarmed all over the Flynn-Russia contacts, they all-but-ignored Flynn’s contacts with Turkey and his involvement in April-June meetings involving Erdogan’s July self-coup in Turkey and the plot to kidnap Gulen from Pennsylvania. On February 15, 2017, Trump said Flynn was a “wonderful man,” adding, “it’s very, very unfair what’s happened to General Flynn.”

If Flynn had had his way, what would have happened to Fethulleh Gulen would not have only been unfair, but illegal and likely fatal to Gulen. As for this editor, ignoring the proposed “project” in Turkey in 2016 was one of the best decisions I’ve ever made. It smelled from the outset and turned out to be rotten, after all.

Intel TodayFormer National Security Advisor Mike Flynn under FBI investigation for kidnapping plot

Another former spook become reporter, with another perspective, who over the years has had an interested role in the Gulen story…

NewsbudGulen Movement Retaliates Against Sibel Edmonds For Exposing $50 Billion Criminal Network

The Coming Two Coups: The Mysterious Zarrab Case, Mueller, Trump & Erdogan

Events of the weekend of Nov. 4 et seq. in Saudi Arabia…

HaaretzLebanese PM Hariri Resigns Over Tensions With Hezbollah, Vows Iran’s Arms ‘Will Be Cut Off’

Zero HedgeIn Shocking Purge, Saudi King Arrests Billionaire Prince Bin Talal, Dozens Of Others In Cabinet Crackdown

SputnikHelicopter With Saudi Prince, Government Officials Crashes Near Yemen Border

The DuranSaudi Prince Abdul Aziz bin Fahd, a business partner of former Lebanese PM Hariri, dies during arrest

Daily Mail‘American mercenaries are torturing’ Saudi elite rounded up by new crown prince – and billionaire Prince Alwaleed was hung upside down ‘just to send a message’

The kind of treatment he could have received in Guantanamo? From Feb. 2015…

TelegraphSaudi princes ‘supported al-Qaeda before 9/11’ claims twentieth hijacker

Senior members of the Saudi royal family were major al-Qaeda donors and were intimately involved with Osama bin Laden’s terror network in the 1990s, one of the group’s former members has testified to a New York court…

Among those listed were Prince Turki al-Faisal, then the Saudi intelligence chief; Prince Bandar Bin Sultan, the longtime Saudi ambassador to the United States and Prince al-Waleed bin Talal, a prominent billionaire investor.

BloombergSaudi Prince Who Wooed West Finds Few Friends in Tough Times

ThereAreNoSunglasses (Middle East Eye) – Even Prince Bandar Gets Caught In Prince’s Net

The SakerThe MBS – Blackwater marriage of convenience

Ahram OnlineArab League to meet on Iran at Saudi request: Diplomats

Daily StarSaudi Arabia ‘scrambles fighter jets’ amid fears of WAR in Middle East

Baghdad PostSaudi aeroplanes to shell terrorist Hezbollah positions

WMRNovember 10-12, 2017 — Saudis ask Egypt for overflight permission to hit Lebanon

According to WMR’s sources in Lebanon and France, Saudi Arabia has further inflamed tensions in the Middle East by requesting from its ally, Egypt, permission for Saudi warplanes to overfly Egyptian territory to bomb Lebanon. The de facto new Saudi regime led by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (MbS) considers Saudi Arabia to be in a state of war with Lebanon.

Former Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri was called to Riyadh from Lebanon and was forced to read a resignation statement on Saudi television. WMR and other media outlets have reported that Hariri is being held against his will in Riyadh, news that prompted a hasty unscheduled visit to the Saudi capital by French President Emmanuel Macron. Macron was expected to ask MbS to allow Hariri to travel to France, where the ex-prime minister has a home. Lebanese President Michel Aoun, a Maronite Christian, has stated that he will not recognize Hariri’s resignation until he has a chance to meet him face-to-face in Beirut. In an ambiguously-phrased statement, French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said, “As far as we know, yes. We think he [Hariri] is free of his movements and it’s important he makes his own choices.”

The International Support Group for Lebanon, which includes the United States, Russia, the European Union, China, and the Arab League supported Aoun’s call for Hariri’s immediate return to Lebanon. Hariri, a Sunni Muslim, is a dual Lebanese-Saudi national. U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, traveling with Donald Trump in Asia, parroted denials from Saudi Arabia’s chief liar and propagandist Adel al-Jubeir that Hariri is not being held hostage in Saudi Arabia.

Saudi Arabia and its Gulf allies of the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, and Kuwait have warned their citizens not to travel to Lebanon.

Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi said he opposes any Saudi war with Lebanon and the Shi’a-led Lebanese Hezbollah, which is represented in the rump government formerly headed by Hariri. However, some observers dismiss El-Sisi’s remarks about a Saudi-Lebanese war and point to the fact that he has strongly backed MbS’s coup in Saudi Arabia. El-Sisi said of MbS, “I have confidence in the kingdom’s leadership” and called the situation in Saudi Arabia an “internal issue.”

A Saudi request for overflight of Egyptian territory to launch air attacks on Lebanon would specifically require both Egyptian and Israeli approval for the nearest air corridor — one over the Sinai Peninsula — to be used. The 1979 Egyptian-Israeli peace treaty established a series of demilitarized zones in Sinai that may only be breached with the approval of Cairo and Jerusalem. Saudi overflight of Jordan would entail flying over Syria or Israel. Syria would view any Saudi use of Syrian airspace for an attack on Lebanon as an act of war and Saudi planes would be easy prey for Russian S-300 and S-400 air defense systems deployed in Syria. Saudi overflight of Israeli airspace to hit an Arab country like Lebanon would inflame Arabs and Muslims around the world and likely lead to MbS’s ouster and execution for apostasy by rival Saudi princes.

A Saudi attack on Lebanon using Egyptian Sinai airspace would probably originate from King Faisal Airbase, co-located with Tabuk Regional Airport, the headquarters of Royal Saudi Air Force Wing 7 and home of the “Saudi Hawks” aerobatic display team. [pictured right] The airbase is home to Saudi advanced F-15s and F-16s, as well as E-3A AWACS aircraft that would be used for command, control, and communications for a Saudi attack on Lebanon. A U.S. Air Force cyber-warfare “training unit” is believed to be assigned to the airbase. Israeli Air Force planes have also been sighted at the base delivering military equipment as part of a secret Saudi-Israeli agreement that allows King Faisal Airbase to be used by Israel as a forward support base for an Israeli air attack on Iran. During Israeli flight operations at the airport, civilian flights are canceled and stranded passengers are accommodated, at Saudi government expense, at four-star hotels in Tabuk.

It is ironic that King Faisal Air Base is being used as a hub for Israeli-backed military operations by the Saudis. King Faisal was shot in the face and killed in 1975 by a half-nephew who had just returned from a visit to the United States. Faisal, out of all the Saudi kings, was the most pro-Palestinian and anti-Israeli. King Faisal was known to present as gifts to official visitors to the kingdom, which included U.S. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, beautifully-bound and gold-embossed copies of “The Protocols of the Elders of Zion.”

Intelligence OnlineMansour Hadi practically under house arrest

Saudi concern grows over Hezbollah’s support for Houthi

ThereAreNoSunglasses (Daily Star) – Hariri Back In Beirut, Withdraws Resignation

Al MonitorHow Riyadh orchestrated its own downfall in Lebanon

Can Lebanon handle truth about Hariri, Saudi Arabia?

Details of Abbas’ mysterious Saudi trip still scarce

Middle East EyeSaudi Prince Miteb and brother released after three weeks in detention

BloombergCitigroup, UBS Are Among the Banks Most Exposed to Wealthy Saudi

ReutersSaudi Arabia agrees to buy $7 billion in precision munitions from U.S. firms: sources

Intelligence OnlineDefence industry channels in disarray

Real NewsAs US Fuels War Crimes in Yemen, House Says US Involvement is Unauthorized

21st Century WireIndia’s Secret Involvement in the War Against Yemen

Al MonitorSinai massacre forebodes more violence

Pentagon reports troop surge in Middle East

Iran Front PageGen. Soleimani to Iran Leader: ISIS Completely Defeated in Iraq, Syria

Jerusalem PostReport: Israel vows to destroy Iranian positions within 40 km of Syrian border

HaaretzIsrael May Demand Iran Leave Syria, but Russia Sets the Rules of the Game

American Herald Tribune (Philip Giraldi) – Saudi Arabia and Israel Know They Cannot Defeat Iran, Want to Drag the US into an Uncontainable War

Renegade Inc (Daniel Margrain) – How Western imperial power set out to destroy Syria

SputnikWarehouses Full of US-Made ‘Lethal Weapons’ Found by Syrian Army

ThereAreNoSunglasses (The National) – UK Cab. Min. Fired For Visiting Golan Hospital That Also Treats Al-Nusra Wounded

Turkish MinuteTurkish intelligence agency MİT leased busses to transport jihadist to Syria

Zero HedgeIn Shocking, Viral Interview, Qatar Confesses Secrets Behind Syrian War

Putin Is Mediating A Secret Deal Between Assad And Netanyahu, Bombshell Report Reveals

IndependentVladimir Putin says all big Russian businesses should be ready for war production

Asharq al-AwsatBashir Discusses with Russia Setting up Military Base on Red Sea

Middle East MonitorUAE violates UN arm embargo in Somalia

INTERNATIONALIST 360°CNN breaks story on Slave Trade in Libya; French Government voices concern for African Migrants

USA TodayOutrage across Africa after report exposes slave trade in Libya

North Africa Post‘Italy is trying to recolonize Libya,’ Saif al-Islam

National InterestLibya: The Forgotten Reason North Korea Desperately Wants Nuclear Weapons

Intel TodayLibyan Nuke Program Was CIA-MI6 Sting Op

Zero HedgeNorth Korea Says “Completed State Nuclear Program”; Warns “The Whole US Is In Range”

NBC NewsNorth Korea missile went 10 times higher than space station

ReutersU.S. warns North Korean leadership will be ‘utterly destroyed’ in case of war

Intelligence OnlinePyongyang turns to Raul Castro

BloombergRussia Suggests North Korea Taking Step Toward Denuclearization

Wall Street JournalTrump, Xi Push Opposing Views on Trade

WSAZ 3 (Huntington WV) – Delegation from China in West Virginia, governor says

il GiornaleLa versione dei cecchini sulla strage di Kiev: «Ordini dall’opposizione» – translation at Washington’s Blog

BloombergSoros Says Hungarian Campaign Against Him Is Based on Lies

RTIt flies, and it snoops: Norway’s pricey F-35s caught sending ‘sensitive data’ to US

Intel TodayBarcelona Terror Attacks — Imam was CNI Informant

ReutersZimbabwe’s army seizes power, Mugabe confined but “safe”

Black Agenda Report (Netfa Freeman) – Clearing the Smoke and Mirrors Around Zimbabwe

(Yash Tandon) – Robert Mugabe: A Political Epitaph

teleSURVenezuela Reaches Deal with Russia on Debt Restructuring

BloombergTrump Administration Restricts Cuba Travel and Business Dealings

RTWashington orders RT America to register as foreign agent by Monday

International Consortium of Investigative JournalistsParadise Papers: Offshore Trove Exposes Trump-Russia links and Piggy Banks of the Wealthiest 1 Percent

ThereAreNoSunglasses (Tolo News) – Does Pentagon Have CIA Permission To Wage War On Its Afghan Opium?

InterceptTOP U.S.-BACKED HONDURAN SECURITY MINISTER IS RUNNING DRUGS, ACCORDING TO COURT TESTIMONY

New York Times – Justice Dept. to Weigh Inquiry Into Clinton Foundation

The NYT does not have the best record when it comes to uranium stories (as in Judith Miller’s yellow-cake uranium fabrications which abetted G.W. Bush’s planned invasion of Iraq), credit must be given however to the NYT for braking the Uranium One story over two years ago, April 24, 2015, via Wayback MachineCash Flowed to Clinton Foundation Amid Russian Uranium Deal

And it found new life with the Malheur standoff in Oregon…

Intellihub (Wayback Machine Jan. 23, 2016) – Clinton Foundation took massive payoffs, promised Hammond Ranch and other publicly owned lands to Russian’s along with one-fifth of our uranium ore

Redoubt NewsAlternative Media Vindicated in Uranium One Reports

Steemit (libertyranger)  – Hammond and Bundy Ranch Standoffs tied directly to.. wait for it.. wait.. wait .. URANIUM ONE!…

Blacklisted NewsEX-CLINTON FOUNDATION OFFICIAL TIED TO CHINESE KINDERGARTEN EMBROILED IN BIZARRE SEXUAL ABUSE SCANDAL

Free Thought ProjectJudge Protects Fmr House Speaker and Admitted Child Rapist, Telling His Victim He Can’t Sue

America’s Freedom FightersMAJOR Player In Hillary’s INNER CIRCLE ‘Suddenly’ ‘COMMITS SUICIDE,’ LOOK What He Knew

Arkansas Democrat-GazetteJudge to look at files in 1987 deaths of 2 boys found on central Arkansas railroad tracks

FOX News‘Blowback’: Clinton campaign planned to fire me over email probe, Obama intel watchdog says

Politico (Donna Brazile) – Inside Hillary Clinton’s Secret Takeover of the DNC

Daily CallerDonna Brazile Has A Theory About Who Killed Seth Rich

The DuranWhen Donna Brazile begged Hillary Clinton to find Seth Rich’s killer, Hillary “blew her off”

Judicial WatchNew FBI Records Show FBI Leadership’s Conflicts of Interest Discussions on Clinton Email Investigation

Foreign PolicyRussian Billionaire Files Application Seeking Testimony of British Spy Behind Trump Dossier

SputnikWikiLeaks: CIA Wrote Code to ‘Impersonate’ Russia-Based Kaspersky Lab

From April, but timely to revisit…

American SpectatorConfirmed: John Brennan Colluded With Foreign Spies to Defeat Trump

InfowarsRoger Stone’s Statement on His WikiLeaks Contact Randy Credico

Zero Hedge (Eric Zuesse) – Why Robert Mueller Was Selected To Be The Special Prosecutor

HuffPo Yanks Article On Russiagate Hysteria By Award Winning Journalist Joe Lauria – So Here It Is

The tin-foiling of Bill Binney…

InterceptCIA Director Met Advocate of Disputed DNC Hack Theory — at Trump’s Request

Strategic Culture (Wayne Madsen) – NBC Pushes an Unfounded Conspiracy Theory on Behalf of CIA

IntelNews (Vanity Fair) – Israeli armed raid in Syria reportedly led to US banning laptops on some flights

Intelligence OnlineJenovice invents automatic WiFi interceptor

New YorkerHarvey Weinstein’s Army of Spies

Middle East MonitorThe Israeli spy company which protected Weinstein operates in London; Britain must investigate its activities

Washington ExaminerTime Inc. will be sold to Meredith Corporation for $2.8 billion in deal partly funded by Koch brothers

Medium (David Huerta) – Why the NSA Can’t Listen to My Mixtape …and why I mailed it to them as a reminder.

Physics-Astronomy.comChinese Researchers Have Achieved The Impossible: They Have Actually Created An EM Drive

IndependentUS military to develop genetically modified plants to spy in environments ‘unsuitable for traditional sensors’

Farm Wars (ENSSER) – New research finds common herbicides cause antibiotic resistance

RTMexico revokes Monsanto’s permit to market GMO soy

Japan TimesJapan still at a stalemate as Fukushima’s radioactive water grows by 150 tons a day

ENENews“Fears of a major nuclear accident” — Reuters: Radioactivity levels surged to 1,000 times normal in Russia — AP: “Extremely high contamination” — Concerns over gov’t cover-up

AP: “Japan poised to flood Pacific with 1 Million tons of nuclear water contaminated by Fukushima” — Newsweek: “Experts want Japan to push a Million tons of radioactive water Into ocean” — Release could kill fishing industry

SeemorerocksSigns of an accelerating increase in methane concentration in the atmosphere after 2014: satellite data for the Arctic

GeoEngineering WatchOzone Layer Collapse, A Former NASA Contract Engineer Warns Of Planetary Omnicide

…headlines of interest, September/October 2017…

[Editor’s note: we are falling woefully behind in our project of aggregating the news of note in what had been fortnightly installments, then monthly, now bi-monthly, and the way things are going, perhaps eventually in quarterly, or “the year that was…” editions. As it stands, this edition is riddled with the lacunae of stories which ought to be included (much more lacunae than the usual), but we will sporadically fill in the blanks with updates. Those of you who have Auribus Arrectis delivered to your inbox, take note. The organized chaos you now have will become more organized, less chaotic on the website as we update.]

After over a year of anticipation for the Trump/Russia collusion scandal…

Circa (Sara Carter) – A US consulting firm with ties to the Clintons lobbied on behalf of Russia’s nuclear giant

Sen. Charles Grassley: Let former FBI informant speak about Uranium One scheme

The Hill (John Soloman and Alison Spann) – FBI uncovered Russian bribery plot before Obama administration approved controversial nuclear deal with Moscow

Bill Clinton sought State’s permission to meet with Russian nuclear official during Obama uranium decision

FBI informant blocked from telling Congress about Russia nuclear corruption case, lawyer says

Meanwhile, Mueller fires his volleys…

Manafort indicted, surrenders to FBI

The DuranWas Papadopoulos the victim of a sting? Some evidence suggests it

NBC NewsMueller Now Investigating Democratic Lobbyist Tony Podesta

PoliticoTony Podesta stepping down from lobbying giant amid Mueller probe

Consortium News (Joe Lauria) – The Democratic Money Behind Russia-gate

Wall Street JournalRussia Probe Puts Focus on Washington Research Firm

Look in the mirror WSJ

Daily CallerCNN’s Undisclosed Ties To Fusion GPS

Washington Free BeaconFusion GPS and the Washington Free Beacon

Moon of AlabamaBritish Involvement In “Trump Dossier” Needs Further Investigation

Roll of the bullets in Vegas…

CryptogonLas Vegas: Worst Mass Shooting in U.S. History

Wayne Madsen ReportOctober 9-11, 2017 — The politics surrounding a massacre

Clark County Sheriff Joseph Lombardo was surprisingly open to the press about where his initial investigation was leading in the wake of alleged gunman Stephen Paddock’s massacre of 58 people and wounding of some 489 others gathered at the Route 91 Harvest country music festival in Las Vegas on October 1. At a press conference on October 4, Lombardo held out the possibility that Paddock may have had assistance in carrying out his deadly massacre from the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Hotel & Casino on the Las Vegas strip.

Lombardo said, “Do you think this was all accomplished on his own? . . . Self value, face value, you got to make the assumption that he had to have had some help at some point. And we want to ensure that that’s the answer. Maybe he’s a super guy … [he] was working out all of this on his own. But it’d be hard for me to believe that.”

Lombardo also revealed that Paddock booked an AirBnB room at the Ogden condominium in Las Vegas the prior weekend. That room overlooked another concert venue, the Life Is Beautiful music festival. Other factoids offered by Lombardo included the fact that Paddock, while firing his weapons, stood back from the hotel’s smashed-out windows to protect himself from return police sniper fire. Lombardo later revealed that a note with a list of numbers was found in one of the two adjoining suites comped to Paddock by the Mandalay because of his high-roller gambler status. The sheriff’s office was also the apparent source for a report that someone with a room key card and who was not hotel staff entered Paddock’s suite while he was away from the hotel.

Lombardo’s willingness to be open with the public hearkens back to the “Sagebrush Rebellion” of the 1980s, when elected sheriffs in the Rocky Mountain West demonstrated their fierce independence from dictates out of Washington. The more information Lombardo offered the press, the more Las Vegas FBI special agent-in-charge (SAC) Aaron Rouse pushed back against Lombardo’s revelations. The conflict between Western sheriffs and the FBI and other federal law enforcement agencies are ingrained in federal-state relations extending from Arizona through Nevada and into the upper Rockies.

Lombardo, a Republican, was elected sheriff of Clark County in 2014. Lombardo spent 30 years as a Las Vegas police officer prior to being elected sheriff. His office also places him in charge of the Las Vegas Metropolitan Department. While Lombardo has police authority within the city limits of Las Vegas, the famed “Strip” lies outside the city limits but Lombardo still has ultimate police authority over the casino region as the sheriff of Clark County.

It was noteworthy that Las Vegas mayor Carolyn Goodman pushed back against Lombardo’s statement that Paddock may have had help. Goodman brushed off additional parties being involved in an interview with CNN’s Wolf Blitzer. She insisted that the word “may” was key and reiterated the investigation remained inconclusive, despite the earlier comments by Lombardo. Ms. Goodman succeeded her husband Oscar Goodman as mayor seven years ago.

Oscar Goodman, who owns a steakhouse in Las Vegas, is a former Philadelphia lawyer for mobsters like Nicky Scarfo and Phil Leonetti. While practicing law in Las Vegas, Goodman represented other mobsters, including Meyer Lansky, Herbert “Fat Herbie” Blitzstein, and Stardust “skim” boss Frank “Lefty” Rosenthal. Now an independent, Oscar Goodman ran for mayor in 1998 as a Democrat. Carolyn Goodman declined to endorse either Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton in the 2016 election. Some local Las Vegas journalists regard the Goodmans as part of the mob scene in Las Vegas. Oscar Goodman pushed hard for U.S. Congressional approval and budget earmarking for Las Vegas’s Mob Museum, located in the old U.S. Post Office Building and which honors the mob’s contributions to the founding of Las Vegas.

FBI agent Rouse only offered up the fact that the FBI’s investigation of the mass shooting extended “across the United States and all across the world.” Paddock is known to have traveled widely international, including booking cruises to Europe and the Middle East. Rouse was appointed Special Agent-in-Charge for Las Vegas in 2016 by then-FBI director James Comey. His previous job was section chief in the Counterintelligence Division at FBI Headquarters. Prior to that he served in the Tampa and San Antonio Divisions. In what may represent a first, Rouse announced that the FBI, Las Vegas Police, and Clear Channel Outdoors, a subsidiary of the right-wing iHeartMedia, Inc., were partnering in a Las Vegas area billboard information campaign to encourage people to contact the FBI if they have information on Paddock or anyone else with knowledge of the shooting. Borrowing from the Department of Homeland Security’s “If you see something, say something” campaign on counter-terrorism, the FBI is spearheading a campaign based on “If you know something, say something,” along with a 1-800-CallFBI tip line.

The FBI did not seem interested in the fact that on the morning of October 2, the morning after the Las Vegas shooting, Nye County Sheriff’s deputies arrested wanted violent felon Duane Johnson, who may have been armed, run into Manse Elementary School in Pahrump, Nevada, which is about 62 miles to the west of Las Vegas. Johnson was not apprehended. Nye County Sheriff’s deputies also responded to reports of an armed man at both Floyd Elementary and Rosemary Clarke Middle Schools, both also in Pahrump.

In the past few days, Lombardo has apparently been sidelined at joint FBI-Las Vegas Sheriff’s Department press conferences by his Undersheriff Kevin McMahill, a graduate of the CIA-connected Harvard Kennedy School of Government’s Senior Executives in State and Local Government Program. McMahill is a graduate of Columbia Southern University, a distance-learning and for-profit institution headquartered in Orange Beach, Alabama. Lombardo’s recent absence coincides with a tightening up on law enforcement information provided to the media concerning the mass shooting.

There is increasing evidence, based on Paddock’s life style, background — including being a private pilot — financial wealth, and international travel, that he may have served as an underworld hitman. Two Hollywood movies, “The Mechanic” and “The Accountant,” provide main characters — hit men — who mirror Paddock’s personality and background. Paddock’s fascination with numbers and weapons, as well as his previous job as an accountant for a Lockheed subsidiary and the Internal Revenue Service, closely match the persona of the Ben Affleck character, Christian Wolff, in “The Accountant.”…

Las Vegas is the capital city of contract hits. Adding credibility to the Paddock-as-a-professional-hitman theory is Lombardo’s stated belief that Paddock [pictured left] intended to survive the aftermath of the shooting. Paddock may have had a specific target in the concert crowd but some other party may have altered the scenario from a single hit to a mass shooting. Paddock appears to have specialized in sniper hits into large crowds at long ranges and from tall structures as evidenced by his interest in renting hotel rooms overlooking Chicago’s Grant Park during a major music festival there in the summer of 2016 and Boston’s Fenway Park, another popular venue for concerts…..

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Events in the Koreas…

September 2

FOX NewsTrump considers withdrawing from trade deal with South Korea amid tensions with North

Korean Central News AgencyRodong Sinmun Ridicules S. Korean Puppet Warmongers Going Reckless

Though the puppet forces kick off war hysteria, backed by the U.S., they are more than scabby sheep.

If we fire, they will die. This is the inescapable fate of the puppet warmongers.

The puppet military gangsters should always be mindful that if they pretend to be brave, they would not save their skins as they have neither measure nor capability to cope with the ensuing consequences.

It is as foolish an act as exposing the neck under straw cutter to dare counter the world-level military power equipped with powerful nuclear striking means.

If the south Korean puppet forces continue to go reckless, misjudging the surging resentment and will of our army and people, they would face a horrible disaster. -0-

Minju Joson on Unlimited Might of DPRK’s National Defence Industry

In the past period, the DPRK was unilaterally exposed to nuclear blackmail and threat by the U.S. as a non-nuclear state, but today it has tremendous capability of making nuclear attack on the U.S. mainland. The U.S. bluffing that not even a shell has been dropped in its mainland has already become a past thing.

The will of the Korean army and people to make the mainland of the U.S., not the Korean peninsula, the final and decisive battle-site, has been accepted as an established theory, not as a hypothesis…

[Comment: If the DPRK has dropped a shell on the U.S. mainland, that would be a KCNA exclusive.]

DPRK Nuclear Weapons Institute on Successful Test of H-bomb for ICBM

Pyongyang, September 3 (KCNA) — The Nuclear Weapons Institute of the DPRK gave the following statement in connection with the perfect success in the test of a hydrogen bomb for ICBM:

Scientists in the nuclear field of the DPRK successfully carried out a test of H-bomb for ICBM in the northern nuclear test ground of the DPRK at 12:00 on September 3, true to the Workers’ Party of Korea’s plan for building a strategic nuclear force.

The H-bomb test was carried out to examine and confirm the accuracy and credibility of the power control technology and internal structural design newly introduced into manufacturing H-bomb to be placed at the payload of the ICBM.

The result of the experimental measurements showed that the power specifications of nuclear warhead including total explosion power and fission to fusion power rate and all other physical specifications reflecting the qualitative level of two-stage thermo-nuclear weapon fully complied with design figures. It was also confirmed that even though the recent test was carried out with the bomb of unprecedentedly big power, there were neither emission through ground surface nor leakage of radioactive materials nor did it have any adverse impact on the surrounding ecological environment.

The test re-confirmed the precision of the compression technology and the fission chain reaction start control technology of the first system of the H-bomb and proved once again that the nuclear material utility rate in the first system and the second system reached the levels reflected in the design.

Symmetrical compression of nuclear charge, its fission detonation and high-temperature nuclear fusion ignition, and the ensuing rapidly boosting fission-fusion reactions, which are key technologies for enhancing the nuclear fusion power of the second-system of the H-bomb, were confirmed to have been realized on a high level. This helped prove that the directional combination structure and multi-layer radiation explosion-proof structural design of the first system and the second system used for the manufacture of the H-bomb were very accurate and the light thermal radiation-resisting materials and neutron-resisting materials were rationally selected.

The test helped draw the conclusion that the Korean-style analytic method and calculation programs for the complicated physical processes occurring in the first and second systems were put on the high level and that the engineering structure of the H-bomb as a nuclear warhead designed on the Juche basis including the structure of the nuclear charge of the second system was creditable.

The test once again confirmed the reliability of the concentration-type nuke detonation control system fully verified through a nuclear warhead detonation test and test-launches of various ballistic rockets.

The perfect success in the test of the H-bomb for ICBM clearly proved that the Juche-based nukes of the DPRK have been put on a highly precise basis, the creditability of the operation of the nuclear warhead is fully guaranteed and the design and production technology of nuclear weapons of the DPRK has been put on a high level to adjust its destructive power in consideration of the targets and purposes. It also marked a very significant occasion in attaining the final goal of completing the state nuclear force.

The Central Committee the WPK extended warm congratulations to the scientists and technicians in the nuclear field in the northern nuclear test ground on their successful H-bomb test for ICBM. -0-

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Zero HedgeBannon Held Secret Meeting With China’s Second Most Powerful Man

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It went on Oct. 31…

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Wayne Madsen ReportSeptember 5-6, 2017 — Closing Russian mission in San Francisco slaps a rich cultural history

The decision by the Trump administration to order the Russian Consulate-General closed within 48-hours is not only a violation of the 1964 Soviet-American Consular Convention but a slap at the rich Russian cultural history of San Francisco and northern California. For the Trump administration to give a fully-functioning consulate-general, busy issuing Russian visas to U.S. citizens and permanent residents and renewing Russian passports of Russian citizen permanent residents and dual citizens in the United States, is as much an act of a tin pot dictatorship as was the U.S. visa ban imposed against seven predominantly Muslim nations and the decision to deport from the United States some 850,000 Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) registrants after they were promised a road to permanent residency and citizenship.

The 48-hour notice given to the Russian government before FBI and CIA agents rummaged through the consulate-general forced consular staff to initiate an emergency destruction protocol. Consular officials had to burn sensitive blank visas, files containing personal data on U.S. and Russian nationals, and other sensitive material, including Russian coding documents, as San Francisco thermometers reached triple-digit temperatures. While Russian crews in San Francisco were hastily packing to meet the 48-hour notice, the staffs of Russian trade offices in New York and Washington were also busy emptying their buildings. However, in New York and Washington, Russian diplomats had the luxury of moving some of the more critical files and equipment to the Russian Mission to the United Nations and the Russian embassy. The San Francisco mission did not have that choice. Russian President Vladimir Putin called the U.S. move “boorish.”

Even after the U.S. severed diplomatic relations with Nazi Germany subsequent to the 1941 Pearl Harbor attack, the U.S. never entered the grounds of the German embassy on Massachusetts Avenue. Moreover, the German staff was given enough time to burn classified coding material before they turned themselves in to American authorities for internment at White Sulphur Springs in West Virginia. The Swiss government, not the FBI, took possession of the German embassy as the protecting power for Germany in the United States. The literal storming of the Russian missions by FBI and CIA personnel during a period of full diplomatic relations with Moscow is without precedence in modern U.S. diplomatic history. The actions are more of those of a Third World banana republic than a functioning democracy.

The last time a country gave a 48-hour notice to a diplomatic mission to pack up and leave was in January 2016, when Saudi Arabia gave Iran two days to evacuate its embassy in Riyadh. The move followed the Saudi severance of diplomatic ties with Iran.

In 1961, when the U.S. shut down its embassy in Havana following the severance of diplomatic relations between Cuba and the United States, U.S. ambassador Philip W. Bonsal was faced with the problem of having to destroy or transfer some 50,000 visa applications that were on file from Cubans wanting to come to the U.S. Had these files fallen into Cuban government hands, the repercussions for the visa applicants may have been swift and severe. Yet, the Trump administration showed no regard for the thousands of visa applications and U.S. and other passports that were in the hands of the Russian Consulate-General when it issued its Third World-style 48-hour closure notice.

In 1973, the U.S. embassy in Kampala, Uganda was closed within a 48-hour window as a result of threats to the embassy staff from the cannibalistic Ugandan dictator General Idi Amin. The evacuation of the embassy came after Amin sent President Richard Nixon a message that wished him “a speedy recovery from Watergate.” The Deputy Chief of Mission had to contend with many issues in the two-day window provided for evacuation: the breaking of leases; transferring U.S. diplomatic property to the protecting power, West Germany; and providing local employees with normal and severance pay. In the case of the Russian Consulate-General in San Francisco, there is no protecting power to assume control of the property since diplomatic relations with Russia have not been severed. The missions in San Francisco, New York, and Washington have been placed under U.S. State Department custodianship. In any event, Donald Trump’s 48-hour notice is more in keeping with the diplomatic protocol recognized by Idi Amin than any rational world leader.

The Russian Consulate-General, with the exception of a few intervening years, was the oldest foreign consulate in San Francisco. The consular office, located at 2790 Green Street in the Cow Hollow neighborhood, has served as a cultural center for San Francisco’s Russian-American and Russian community in San Francisco. The decision by Washington to close the Russian consular office in San Francisco was as much a cultural slap for an American ethnic group as would have been the expulsion of the Irish consulate in Boston, the Israeli Consulate-General in New York, the Mexican Consulate-General in Los Angeles, or the French Consulate-General in New Orleans…

The history of the Russian diplomatic presence in San Francisco goes back to 1852. The first Russian diplomatic envoy in the Bay Area, Vice Consul Peter Kostromitinov, also served as the chief administrator for Russian settlers in Alta California, who were the original inhabitants of the first Russian-American Company colony at Fort Ross, established in 1812. Fort Ross was located on what is now Bodega Bay, previously known to the Russians as the Gulf of Rumyantsev. Fort Ross — Ross being the shortened word for “Rossiya” — was the hub for Russian settlements along the northern California and Oregon coasts and which extended inland along the banks of the Russian River to towns like Sebastopol. Fort Ross was also linked to the Russian community in the Russian Hill district of San Francisco…

There is some question about the legality of the sale of the Russian-American colony to the agent for a Mexican citizen originally from Switzerland named John Sutter, of California Gold Rush infamy. Sutter’s agent, a pro-slavery former Comptroller of the U.S. Treasury named William Montgomery Steuart, may have swindled the Russians in the sale by the Russians of their California land holdings sometime between 1841 and 1849. There is no record of the agreed-to price of between $20,000 and $30,000 in gold and U.S. currency being paid to the Russian government by either Steuart or Sutter, both known to be notorious grifters of their time. Historians cannot agree on the actual year of the alleged sale and accounts claim it was in 1841, 1842, and 1849. Lacking is any legitimate documentation proving the date of the sale or its overall legality. What is known is that in 1848 gold was discovered in California and Sutter presided over an onrush of schemers and ne’er-do-wells who flooded into the region, mostly from points east.

Under business law, the lack of a consideration in a contract, in this case money, would result in a null contract. However, under English civil law, which permits adverse possession of property by usurpers, invaders, or squatters, there is little legal recourse for the Russians today. However, in a purely legal world, without arcane feudalistic laws that permitted the ownership of humans as chattel and occupation of native American lands by white invaders, instead of the U.S. ordering Russian Consul-General Sergey Petrov from the Russian compound in San Francisco, the Russians could have ordered the U.S. government out of Russian-claimed lands from Point Arena to Tomales Bay and Sebastopol and Santa Rosa to Healdsburg and Forestville. Unlike the Americans, Spaniards, and Mexicans, the Russian-American Company agents who first set shore upon the Alta California coast and the banks of the Russian River negotiated the sale of lands from the local native American tribes. In fact, the Russians treated the local native peoples as equals and not as savages, as was the method of the Americans…

From 1863 to 1864, the Russian Consulate in San Francisco served as an important liaison between the Union forces and the Russian Far East Fleet. Tsar Alexander II, in response to a request from President Abraham Lincoln for Russian help in defending the two critical American ports of San Francisco and New York, dispatched his Far East and Baltic Fleets to San Francisco and New York, respectively. The Far East Fleet that arrived from Vladivostok consisted of the Finnish-built corvette Kalevala, three other corvettes, Bogatyr, Rynda and Novik, and two Finnish-built clippers, the sister-ships Abrek and Vsadnik.

With the defense of New York and San Francisco in the hands of the Russians, the U.S. Navy was free to attack Confederate ports, as well as Confederate merchant ships and raiders. One such raider, the CSS Shenandoah, transferred to the Confederacy by the British Navy, was planning to attack San Francisco. However, when Confederate spies in the city reported to the Shenandoah that the Russian fleet commander, Rear Admiral A. A. Popov, ordered his ships to fire on and sink the Shenandoah upon first sight, the Confederate ship decided to head for southern waters to prey on unarmed American whaling fleets…

In 1867, the deal whereby Russia sold its Alaska Territory to the United States was partly enabled by the ethnc Finnish consul for Russia in San Francisco, Gustave Niebaum. Finland was then an autonomous Grand Duchy of the Russian Empire. In 1879, Niebaum established the Inglenook Winery in Rutherford, California…

After the Russian Consulate closed in 1924 when the new Soviet government failed to pay for its operational costs, the last consul-general of the Russian Empire, Artemy M. Vyvodtsev, voluntarily maintained consular services at the consulate on California Street at his own expense until 1933, when the United States and Soviet Union established diplomatic relations. The consulate reopened at a building on Divisadero Street. In 1948, the consulate was closed during the “Red scare-mongering” days of the Cold War and would not reopen until 1973 at the Green Street location…

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Wayne Madsen ReportSeptember 15-17, 2017 — New threat emerges in the Middle East: the MBZ-MBS axis

A new and dangerous political duo has emerged on the Arabian peninsula, one that threatens to further radicalize Sunni Islam and engage in aggression against smaller countries in the region. Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed (MBZ), who secretly met with members of the Donald Trump transition team in New York in December 2016, and Saudi Arabian Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (MBS), have created an alliance dubbed the “MBZ-MBS” team.

To date, MBZ-MBS have destabilized the Middle East by concocting a false story and planting it on the web site of the Qatar News Agency (QNA). The false story claimed that Qatar’s emir was consorting with Iran against Saudi Arabia. The Saudis and the United Arab Emirates, of which Abu Dhabi is the dominant emirate, also accused Qatar of harboring Islamist terrorists, namely the Muslim Brotherhood, Hamas, and Hezbollah. It was MBZ and MBS who led international sanctions against Qatar, convincing Bahrain, Kuwait, Egypt, and other Muslim countries to join in.

The false story inserted into the QNA computers was reportedly the brain child of Yousef al-Otaiba, the UAE ambassador to the United States. Otaiba enjoys warm relations with the Israeli Mossad, as well as with Trump’s son-in-law and adviser, Jared Kushner, the pro-Israeli Foundation for the Defense of Democracies (FDD), and Israeli agent-of-influence in Washington, Elliott Abrams. Kushner began inserting himself into Persian Gulf politics after Qatar’s former prime minister, Sheikh Hamad bin Jassim al-Thani, a.k.a. H.B.J., refused Kushner’s request for a $500 million investment in Kushner’s money-losing building at 666 Fifth Avenue in Manhattan. Otaiba is believed by some intelligence circles of being a key intermediary in the sale of Israeli missile technology to North Korea, using the UAE as a go-between.

Breaking with diplomatic protocol, MBZ flew to New York last December to meet with senior Trump transition officials, including Kushner, Trump chief strategist Steve Bannon, and Trump’s designated national security adviser Lt. General Michael Flynn. What eventually emerged was a Donald Trump who was quick to embrace the Saudis and Abu Dhabi and criticize Qatar and Iran as “supporters of terrorism.”

Shortly after the MBZ-Trump team meeting in New York, another Trump national security adviser, Erik Prince, the founder of the Blackwater mercenary firm, met with a Russian government envoy in Seychelles. The meeting was arranged under the auspices of MBZ, who owns a large mansion near the capital of Victoria. Prince and MBZ are close business partners in the Abu Dhabi-based mercenary firm, Reflex Responses (R2). MBZ’s government owns 51 percent of the shares in the company, which maintains a massive training and logistics support base outside the UAE capital of Abu Dhabi at a military base called Zayed Military City.

It is believed now that the Seychelles meeting involved MBZ and entailed assigning areas of responsibility to R2, on behalf of the Trump administration, to engage in military operations in Yemen, Syria, Libya, Somalia and its semi-autonomous State of Puntland, and Afghanistan. Prince and MBZ met with the Russian envoy to urge Russia to pull its support for Iran and the Bashar al Assad government in Syria. The Seychelles meeting may have also involved discussions about a Flynn operation for the Trump administration to work with the Russians to provide nuclear power plants to Saudi Arabia and the UAE.

Flynn and Prince are suspected of being in cahoots in providing military equipment to UAE mercenary and regular forces in Yemen and other countries. Flynn’s four companies, Flynn Intel Group, LLC., Flynn Intel, Inc., FIG Cyber Inc., and FIG Aviation, all headquartered in Alexandria, Virginia, are in close proximity to Knowledge International, LLC, a firm that includes such retired brass as General Bryan Brown, former head of the U.S. Special Operations Command; General James Conway, former commandant of the Marine Corps; and General Stanley McChrystal, former U.S. and NATO commander in Afghanistan. Knowledge International LLC, also based in Alexandria, provides over $500 million in military equipment sales to the UAE per annum. Some of that assistance ends up in the hands of Prince’s R2. Flynn Intel Group used McChrystal’s Alexandria townhouse as its corporate address…

One of the reasons why current national security adviser Lt. General H. R. McMaster, White House chief of staff John Kelly, and Defense Secretary James Mattis wanted Bannon fired from the White House was Bannon’s support for R2 and Prince taking over responsibility for fighting the Taliban and other Islamist groups in Afghanistan from the U.S. military. Bannon had some support for his proposal from within the Trump cabinet. Secretary of Education Betsy De Vos is Prince’s sister.

The MBZ meeting at the Trump Tower was considered such a threat to U.S. national security that Susan Rice, Barack Obama’s national security adviser, ordered the National Security Agency to lift minimization controls imposed on intercepts of the communications of “U.S. persons” to discover who was present at the clandestine meeting with MBZ.

R2 employs no Muslim mercenaries. Its force is primarily composed of former special forces personnel from Colombia, Chile, South Africa, Australia, United States, Honduras, Panama, El Salvadoran, Romania, Britain, and France.

MBS recently ordered the arrest of relatively “moderate” Wahhabi Sunni clerics in Saudi Arabia who urged reconciliation with Qatar. Several Saudi intellectuals were also arrested. MBS is known to be close to a number of radical Salafists who dominate Saudi religious institutions. In February of this year, MBS ordered the arrest of the UAE chairman of the UAE Joint Chiefs of Staff, Mohammed bin Hamad Al Thani, for planning a coup in the country. Al Thani was reportedly colluding with Dubai’s Emir, sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, who also serves as Vice President of the UAE. Dubai has not been happy with MBZ’s and MBS’s sanctions against Qatar and Iran, two countries with which Dubai has maintained close relations. The son of the late King Fahd of Saudi Arabia, Abdul Aziz Bin Fahd, has also weighed in against MBZ, calling him a “deceiver.”

MBS and MBZ have supported a Qatari royal faction suspected of planning a “bloodless coup” to overthrow Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani. In June of this year, MBS took power as heir apparent of Saudi Arabia after his father, King Salman, deposed his nephew, Prince Mohammed bin Nayef, as crown prince. The royal palace’s internal coup resulted in several of Nayef’s supporters, especially in the Interior Ministry, which was previously headed by Nayef, being purged and Nayef being confined to house arrest.

MBZ has reportedly engaged in a program of colonizing various islands and regions for the UAE. Abu Dhabi has established a colonial-like presence on the Yemeni islands of Socotra and Abd al Kuri in the Gulf of Aden, Perim island in the Red Sea, large swaths of South Yemen, and the port of Berbera in the self-declared Republic of Somaliland. Meanwhile, Saudi Arabia, in a deal approved by Israel, is gaining control of the Egyptian islands of Tiran and Sanafir in the strategic Strait of Tiran. The UAE has also shown an interest in the Caribbean island of Barbuda, now totally devoid of its population in the wake of Hurricane Irma. The Saudis are known to be shopping for islands in the Maldives and Seychelles. The Seychelles and Comoros have also attracted the attention of the UAE.

Trump claims to be fighting “radical Islamic terrorism.” However, Trump’s attendance at a Sunni-only Muslim summit in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia; his coddling of MBS and MBZ; and his bellicose statement directed against U.S. ally Qatar have all served the interests of “radical Wahhabist Islam” and have made the Middle East a more dangerous place.

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Al MonitorThe story behind first permanent US base in Israel

Philip Giraldi must have wanted an early retirement…

The Unz ReviewAmerica’s Jews Are Driving America’s Wars

It shows, particularly with the sway of a certain son-in-law in international affairs. Seeds of the next war were evident in Trump’s address to the UN General Assembly. We do applaud the first part of the speech, a declaration of one of the core principle of sovereigntism, the right and duty of every nation to pursue the interest of its people to the utmost; apparently however certain nations are more equal (Israel) than others (Iran) in doing so…

White HousePresident Trump Gives an Address to the 72nd Session of the United Nations General Assembly

In other stateside news…

BuzzFeedUS Intelligence Unit Accused Of Illegally Spying On Americans’ Financial Records

Wall Street JournalTrump Sets Nafta Goals: Dilute Pact’s Force, Loosen Regional Bonds

BloombergTrump Risks GOP Civil War in Pushing Congress for ‘Dreamer’ Bill

Tech DirtMultiple Legislators Looking To Neutralize AG Sessions’ Rollback Of Federal Forfeiture Reforms

RT80 arrests as riots grip St. Louis for 3rd day after ex-cop’s acquittal in fatal shooting

GuardianFBI terrorism unit says ‘black identity extremists’ pose a violent threat

ReutersU.S. widens surveillance to include ‘homegrown violent extremists’ – documents

Puerto Rico moves to cancel Whitefish power contract after uproar

ThereAreNoSunglassesHow Did Fracked American Shale Gas Become the Solution To Puerto Rico’s Electrical Nightmare?

The DriveUSAF Has Dispatched Its Air Sprayer C-130s To Texas In Response To Hurricane Harvey

American EverymanExploiting Harvey: Sessions Cites “Superficial Concerns” to Justify End of Posse Comitatus

Daily CallerVirgin Islands Allows National Guard To Seize Guns, Ammo Ahead Of Hurricane Irma

Awan Asks Judge To Remove GPS, Citing Possible Emergency With Kids In Pakistan

Police Report Indicates Wasserman Schultz IT Aide Planted Computer For Investigators To Find

CircaThe Awan breach on Capitol Hill gets murkier and leads to more questions

Disobedient MediaRohrabacher, Whitehouse Call On Assange Leaked To Press

FOX NewsSamantha Power sought to unmask Americans on almost daily basis, sources say

DC Whispers (N.Y.Post) – REPORT: NSA Offered To Give FBI All Of Hillary Clinton’s Missing Emails. Comey Said NO.

The Department of State throws us a view bones at its Virtual Reading Room

RTMystery dump: State Department releases thousands of Hillary Clinton documents

Judicial WatchRetired FBI Supervisory Special Agent Sues Justice Department for Records About Top FBI Official Ties to Top Clinton Ally

Gateway PunditWhy is the DOJ Blocking the Extradition of a Clinton-Soros Money Man?

FOX NewsGeorge Soros battles $10B lawsuit, familiar charges of wielding political influence

Washington Free BeaconSouthern Poverty Law Center Transfers Millions in Cash to Offshore Entities

NBC 5 (Chicago) – Blagojevich Breaks Silence From Prison

BloombergThe Trump-Loving Lawyer Who Won’t Stop Suing Fox News

Palm Beach PostCould U.S. case against billionaire sex offender Epstein be reopened?

Zero HedgeProsecutors Unveil Full Details Of Anthony Weiner’s Pedophilia

Cruz Blames Staff For Liking Porn

N.Y.PostHackers could program sex robots to kill

ReutersChaos and hackers stalk investors on cryptocurrency exchanges

The HillFTC launches investigation into Equifax breach

CNBCFormer Facebook executive says Google, Facebook are ‘surveillance states’ and risk more regulation

InterceptThe FBI’s Hunt for Two Missing Piglets Reveals the Federal Cover-Up of Barbaric Factory Farms

Baum Hedlund Aristei GoldmanThe Monsanto Papers

Newsbud (Bas Spliet) – GMOs Kill – Not Save – The Hungry of the World

Alliance for Human Research ProtectionFormer FDA Commissioner Charged in RICO Lawsuit

Activist PostThe CDC’s Strange Case Of Poul Thorsen, MD, PhD, Vaccine Data Manipulator “Extraordinaire”

Ars TechnicaDOJ: Billionaire pharma owner fueled the opioid epidemic with bribery scheme

Science AlertOver 30,000 Published Studies Could Be Wrong Due to Contaminated Cells

Cited…

PLOS ONEThe ghosts of HeLa: How cell line misidentification contaminates the scientific literature

Science DailyBrain-controlled drones are here: What’s coming in the next five years?

Innovative control system paves the way for large scale universal quantum computing

‘The dark side’ of quantum computers

Constant ContactU.S. Authorizes Electronic Warfare Testing in National Forest

Natural News (Environmental Health Perspectives) – The big 2010 oil spill killed aquatic life and ecosystems; now it’s killing the cleanup crew

Agencia EFEJapan approves reactivation of TEPCO nuclear reactors

The weather, by H.I.M…

National Hurricane CenterHARVEY Graphics ArchiveIRMA Graphics Archive – MARIA Graphics Archive

Washington PostHarvey. Irma. Maria. Why is this hurricane season so bad?

Or who?…

State of the NationWEATHER WARFARE: Globalists Order Geoengineers to “Shock & Awe” America with Superstorms

Ars TechnicaIrma reaches 185 mph, trailing only Allen as strongest Atlantic storm

Zero HedgeSeptembergeddon? 27 Major Disasters Have Already Happened So Far This Month

Earth BlogThree hurricanes seen by Suomi NPP satellite

Smoke over the United States seen by Suomi NPP satellite

Spook news…

ReutersKaspersky says it obtained suspected NSA hacking code from U.S. computer

(NYT) – Israeli spies found Russians using Kaspersky software for hacks: media

WikiLeaksSpy Files Russia
KCNAS. Korean Authorities’ Moves to Extend Intelligence Sharing Agreement under Fire

…The said agreement, which the Park Geun Hye group of traitors concluded with Japan in November last year under the pressure and backstage manipulation of the U.S., aims at the bilateral exchange of information on surveillance and espionage on the northern half of the Republic under the pretext of coping with the “nuclear threat from the north” and contingency. But it serves as a prelude for tightening a military nexus between south Korea and Japan and accelerating in real earnest the tripartite military alliance led by the U.S. in the main…

The farce staged by the puppet regime to extend the agreement in the wake of the additional deployment of THAAD more vividly reveals their deep-rooted slavish submission and the shabby plight of the poor colonial stooges…

The puppet authorities will face strong anti-Japanese resistance of the south Korean public for their such foolish deed as pricking their own eyes with their fingers. -0-

Intelligence OnlineAI to the rescue of US intelligence in North Korea

SputnikChina Claims to Have Arrested Japanese Spy

Voltairenet (Manlio Dinucci) – The new Nato intelligence headquarter

IntelNews – More facts revealed about mystery sonic attacks on US embassy in Cuba

McClatchyDCU.S. does not believe Cuba is behind sonic attacks on American diplomats

Who then? He (or his CIA) that doth protest too much?…

L.A. TimesTrump blames Cuba for attacks on U.S. diplomats

Activist PostSPIDER: DARPA’s Program to Create a Web of Miniaturized Spy Satellites

High Ranking CIA Agent Blows Whistle On The Deep State And Shadow Government

Newsbud (Kurt Nimmo) – Pompeo Promises a “Much More Vicious” CIA.

Counterpunch (Douglas Valentine – Lars Schall) – The CIA: 70 Years of Organized Crime

Collective EvolutionDocument Surfaces Showing CIA’s Plans To Infiltrate Academia & Change University/College Curriculums

True PublicaMeet Le Cercle – Making Bilderberg Look Like Amateurs

New York TimesInside a Secretive Group Where Women Are Branded

CNBC (Youtube) – Interview With The Lifelike Hot Robot Named Sophia (Full)

Updates on old news…

Free Thought ProjectEntire Volume of CIA Files On Lee Harvey Oswald, Set to Be Released in October, Has ‘Gone Missing’

Zero HedgeTrump Confirms “All JFK Files Are Released” After Latest Clash With Spy Agencies

Not so fast…

Consortium News (Ray McGovern) – The Deep State’s JFK Triumph Over Trump

National ArchivesNational Archives Releases JFK Assassination Records

Evening StandardJFK files: Local UK newspaper warned of ‘big news’ by mystery caller 25 minutes before president shot dead

Mad Cow NewsThe JFK assassination and ‘Barry & ‘the boys’

University of Alaska FairbanksCollapse of World Trade Center Building 7

RT‘I was just doing my job’: Soviet officer who averted nuclear war dies at age 77

Holidays in Cambodia

Phnom Penh PostCambodia’s ties with US frayed, says official

Thu, 28 September 2017 Ben Sokhean

In a speech to 65 senior government officials yesterday, Cambodia’s acting foreign affairs minister said this month had been “the worst” so far in the history of Cambodia-US relations.

“Our relationship seems to be difficult,” said Ouch Borith, who is second-in-command at the Foreign Affairs Ministry.

Citing the widely condemned arrest of opposition leader Kem Sokha – over accusations of a purported US-backed plot to foment revolution – as well as the closure of US-backed and -owned independent media outlets and the dispute over deportations of Cambodian citizens living in the US, Borith said this month had been a “hot” one for the two countries.

“We are concerned about only one thing – that there is a push in the US Congress to impose economic sanctions,” Borith said. “That is a huge market . . . If the US goes, the US will take the EU with it as well.”

Borith echoed Prime Minister Hun Sen and other top officials in criticising the US for deporting Cambodian residents who were convicted of felonies despite many of them having lived in the US as refugees since they were children.

“[The deportees] were sentenced and did their time for five or six years already, and now they are sent to Cambodia,” Borith said. “It seems like that they are being punished twice. Some do not speak Khmer, our officials have interviewed them. And once we asked them, they are Vietnamese, Thais and sometimes Laotians,” he said.

Speaking at a celebration of the 24th anniversary of the Cambodian Constitution, Borith said the ministry was working to promote the garment industry to consumers outside of the US in case the administration of President Donald Trump imposed economic sanctions.

“Not having visas is not a problem – it won’t kill us,” he said, referring to a recent visa ban imposed by the US on certain Foreign Affairs officials in response to the Kingdom’s suspension in accepting the deportees.

Borith also defended the government’s actions in shuttering the US-based National Democratic Institute (NDI) and the American-owned newspaper the Cambodia Daily, both of which he said had “violated the law”.

He said the NDI in particular had failed to register on time with the ministry under a 2015 law governing NGOs – a claim that the US Embassy in Phnom Penh has refuted.

The US Embassy declined to comment yesterday, referring reporters instead to a statement delivered by US Ambassador William Heidt earlier this month in which he noted that the events of the past month “aren’t hurting the United States, they are hurting Cambodia”.

Khmer Times (Sothea Nim) – Please stick to the facts

New Eastern OutlookCambodia’s US-Backed Opposition Leader Charged With Treason

Land Destroyer – Cambodian Opposition Leader Bragged About US-backed Sedition

The U.S. has a long history of meddling with the democratic process of various “Third World” nations, and this isn’t the first time for Cambodia. For an intimate account of the pre-Khmer Rouge history, see Prince Norodom Sihanouk’s My War With the CIA (1973). Sihanouk favored non-alignment (i.e. not taking sides in the Cold War) as a policy. He suggests that in the view of the CIA, this is a greater sin than siding with the communists. For this, he was ousted, exiled and replaced by the U.S. favored Lon Nol in 1970. A persuasive argument can be made that if not for the CIA orchestrated coup and the brutality of the puppet regime, the greater brutalities that were to follow with the Khmer Rouge may never have happened.

But that was then; in the present, we have what looks like the beginnings of a George Soros inspired (and funded?) color revolution, to the purpose of aiding the opposition Cambodian National Rescue Party (CNRP), as exposed in the recent leaking of National Democratic Institute (NDI) documents (Phnom Penh Post, Fresh News), and as suggested by Kem Sokha’s own words in his 2013 interview with the Cambodian Broadcasting Network, quoted in the Sept. 6 Phnom Penh Post, regarding the “democratisation process” he learned of in his annual visits to the U.S. since 1993…

“They said if we want to change the leadership, we cannot fight the top. Before changing the top level, we need to uproot the lower one. We need to change the lower level first…”

Of course, a “grass roots” political movement is one thing, but an “uprooting” instructed by foreign intelligence agencies and financial oligarchs is another. See the My War With the CIA blog for such operations as have been deployed elsewhere in the region –  NED-funded NDI and Asian Colour Revolutionary Network, NOYDA (亞洲青年民主網絡) – The Anti-Empire Report Far East 2016-2017

From another CIA front…

Voice of AmericaWho’s Playing Whom on Cambodian Facebook?

Amidst all of this, a curious death stateside. The body of Kurt Smolek, a U.S. State Department official assigned to Cambodia, was found late August in the Potomac River…

WHIODiplomatic Security special agent, former Dayton police officer, found dead in Potomac River

George Webb, who has an uncanny way of finding himself in close proximity to assorted skullduggeries (see our July 4 edition), just happened to be in the neighborhood; he notes Smolek’s connection to Hillary Clinton at his Youtube channel: Day 314.6 600 Water Street – Dead Body in the Potomac – You Know Where It Is Already

And now an intermission: Dead Kennedys -Holiday In Cambodia (Live at Target Studio)

Smolek’s contact info can be found in this Cambodia 2016 Crime & Safety Report, where U.S. tourists are warned not to eat the marijuana-laced “happy pizza”. The reference, along with warnings about human trafficking, has captured the interest of pizza-gate researchers at Steemit and Voat.

Wayne Madsen neglects to mention the Clinton tie-in, or Cambodia, but happenstantially connects Smolek’s death with that of others in proximity, though seemingly unrelated…

September 6-7, 2017 — Suspicious deaths plague Washington and Wall Street

On August 30, the body of former Dayton, Ohio policeman Kurt Smolek, 45, was pulled from the Potomac River. Local Ohio news reports identified Smolek as a graduate of the Dayton police recruit class of 1997. Reports also stated he resigned from the police force in 2003.

There is more to Smolek’s background than being a Dayton police officer. In 2003, he was recruited as a special security agent for the Diplomatic Security Service of the U.S. State Department. Smolek had been assigned to then-Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice’s personal security team. The agent was last seen on August 28, 2017, on the 600 block of Water Street in Southwest DC, which is located on the Potomac waterfront. However, he drove a GMC SUV with Virginia tags, an indication that he did not live in the district. As is normally the case with suspicious deaths of State Department, Central Intelligence Agency, and other national security personnel in the DC area, DC Metro police quickly concluded, before an autopsy report, that no foul play was involved in Smolek’s death. However, WHIO-TV in Dayton has requested a copy of Smolek’s autopsy report from the DC Medical Examiner’s office, which is notoriously slow in issuing final autopsy reports in high-profile cases.

WHIO did report that Smolek had been assigned a new position in August of this year and that he was working in a building next door to one where a fellow Dayton police academy graduate was working. That classmate was described as working for an unidentified U.S. military branch.

The last day Smolek was seen alive, August 28, William Pete, Jr., a father of two and a poet and amateur comedian, was reported to have jumped in front of a Metro train on the Blue-Orange-Silver line at the L’Enfant Plaza Station at 400 7th St. SW, not far from where Smolek was last seen alive. The reported suicide of Pete occurred at 10 am. Pete was described by a family member as homeless and diagnosed with a bipolar disorder. Around the area of the Waterfront and L’Enfant Plaza are found a number of federal departments and agencies.

A half hour after Pete jumped in front of the DC Metro train, Lindsay Jacoby, 40, a mother of two children and the president and CEO of her own Wall Street recruiting firm, Jacoby Staffing, leaped to her death at 10:30 am on August 28 from the rooftop of her and her husband’s $3.6 million four-story house, located at 12 Henderson Place in the Upper East Side of Manhattan. Jacoby previously worked for JP Morgan, Citigroup, and Oppenheimer and Company.

The three deaths follow reports that Justice Department Special Counsel Robert Mueller is taking a closer look at the alleged suicide of GOP political adviser Peter Smith, 81, the president and CEO of the Chicago-based financial advisory firm Corporate Venture Alliances and a Delaware shell company called KLS Research. The latter specifically specialized in avoiding federal campaign financial reporting.

Smith was allegedly a go-between for providing hacked Democratic Party emails to the Donald Trump campaign. Smith allegedly committed suicide in a Rochester, Minnesota hotel room prior to receiving medical treatment at the Mayo Clinic. Smith, who was a close friend of former House Speaker and Trump adviser Newt Gingrich, died ten days after providing a “tell-all” interview to The Wall Street Journal about his contacts with “Russian hackers” who claimed to have obtained 33,000 emails from Hillary Clinton’s email server. The official police report on Smith’s death stated he died from “asphyxiation due to displacement of oxygen in confined space with helium.” Next to Smith’s body was a note that stated, “NO FOUL PLAY WHATSOEVER.” Apparently, Mueller is not totally convinced that Smith’s “suicide” involved “no foul play.”

There is more?…

Daily MailDiplomat probing MH370 mystery is shot dead in Madagascar amid conspiracy theorist claims he was about to deliver newly-found parts of the jet to Malaysian investigators

Occupy Alt Right/Antifa in the Summer of Hate… Korea War II brinkmanship… Twilight of of the nationalists in Trump admin?… much, much more…

…among our headlines of interest for July & August 2017…

[Editor’s note: so much for slow news summertime; we just can’t keep up – meeting our Aug. 31 deadline but still updating as of Sept. 7…]

Unicorn RiotViolent White Supremacist Rally in Charlottesville Ends in Murder

DATA RELEASE: Discord Logs Expose Regional Networks Planning for #UniteTheRight

It’s Going Down‘Unite the Right’ Organizers Encourage Guns: “We Want a War”

Daily Stormer (down now, but mirrored at White Locust) – PSA: When the Alt-Right Hits the Street, You Wanna be Ready

Committed neo-nazis might question the bona fides of their (((fearless leaders))). Among the Unite The Right organizers were Mike Peinovich a/k/a Mike Enoch of The Right Stuff.biz

Upper East Side Patch (Jan. 19) – Neo-Nazi Blogger Outed In New York As Upper East Sider With Jewish Wife

Gateway PunditREPORT: White Supremacist Leader in Charlottesville Jason Kessler Was Obama Supporter – Occupy Protester

True PunditFBI Admits Federal Informants Linked to Deadly Charlottesville Riots; Unlikely To Face Charges

Blacklisted News (Daily Progress) – KKK leader has history as FBI informant

(Reddit) – On scene journalist working for The Hill confirms that multiple police believe Charlottesville car crash was caused by driver fleeing from violent Antifa attacks. Subsequently deletes Tweets

American EverymanVanguard America is Indeed a Honeypot Run by a Marine Corp Recruiter

PieczenikCharlottesville Staged Confrontation!

Why Evolution Is TrueArmed Leftists in Charlottesville

InfowarsBiological Warfare? Antifa Protesters Threw Bottles Filled with Sh*t, Piss at White Rally

The ingredients – indeed from “both sides” – were present to catalyze the initiation of a civil war, but how dare the President of the United States point this out…

The HillTrump defiant: ‘Blame on both sides’ in Charlottesville

The people of Charlottesville however seem to understand that their elected officials were responsible for combining the volatile ingredients, in the kettling of alt-right marchers through antifa gauntlets…

Daily ProgressThree arrested as councilors vote to shroud Confederate statues at meeting overwhelmed by anger

WhoWhatWhy (Peter Dale Scott) – Charlottesville Police Inaction: Part of a Nationwide Development

Free Thought ProjectConfirmed: Police Told to Stand Down in Charlottesville—Did Nothing as War Broke Out

Multiple High-Level U.S. Officials Publicly Warn of Govt Plot to Assassinate Trump

Police Chief Outed as Leader of Neo-Nazi Group Prepping for Bloody ‘Race War’, Owner of KKK Website

iBankCoinDOJ Demands 1.3 Million IP Addresses Of Visitors To Antifa Website Used To Coordinate Riots

Zero HedgeUrban Warfare: NATO Issues RFP For Training To Fight In Big Cities With “Dense, Interconnected Populations”

Occurrenceson the brink

Fellowship of the MindsSigns of Charlottesville ‘white supremacist’ rally being a false flag

Washington PostMan charged in anti-government bomb plot in Oklahoma City

@JulianAssangeThe new face of America is eerily familiar.

Strategic Culture (Finian Cunningham) – Pentagon Denounces American Nazis While Arming Ukrainian Nazis

Drudge headlines Aug. 17...

CONFEDERATE MONUMENTS STAYING UP IN GETTYSBURG!

Lincoln bust torched in Chicago…

Vandals deface Robert E. Lee at Duke…

Activists Float Criminalization of Imagery…

VICE TWEETS: BLOW UP MT. RUSHMORE…

‘Nazis’ Spray-Painted on NH Republican Headquarters…

Swastikas on Miami Palms…

YALE censors ‘hostile’ historic artwork…

WRALDurham protester charged in Confederate statue vandalism

Baltimore BrewColumbus statue in Baltimore vandalized

Baltimore’s 225-year-old monument to Christopher Columbus, said to be the oldest in the country and the world dedicated to the explorer that is still standing, has been severely vandalized.

Government SlavesWas the FBI complicit in a left-wing terrorism cover-up? BOMBSHELL evidence emerges following attempted bombing of Houston statue

Truthdig (Chris Hedges) – How ‘Antifa’ Mirrors the ‘Alt-Right’

Observer (John Schindler) – How to Avoid America’s Coming Years of Lead

Schindler – a spook in his own right of the Angletonian Russian-under-every-rock legacy – of course fails to note the role of NATO’s Gladio program in stoking European terrorism during the Cold War. But he does raise a worthy question as to who may be provocateuring both sides towards more and more violent action. Not just the “occupation” of the alt-right, as we suggest, but vice-versa, as Louise Neu tweets in response to Schindler…

@ninaandtitospeaking of provocation: Mike Ma, Milo pal. left side: dressed as Antifa at UW when shooting happened. right side: WP handsign w Milo at WH [jpg]

Civil war in the cyber sphere…

Electronic Frontier FoundationFighting Neo-Nazis and the Future of Free Expression

ReutersNeo-Nazi group moves to ‘Dark Web’ after website goes down

Tech CrunchCloudflare CEO calls for a system to regulate hateful internet content

Activist PostPurge Begins: Cloudflare Terminates Service to Cody Wilson’s GhostGunner Website

It’s Going Down – Patreon Caves to Tim Pool and the Alt-Right, Bans IGD

“Hate Preachers” and Militia Turn Tail in Face of Mass Numbers in Berkeley

How full-blown it goes remains to be seen, but the civil war is on. On the Internet and in the real world, open season has been declared by ‘both sides’ with each provocateuring the other, white nationalists vs. Black Lives Matter, antifa vs. the racist alt-right, and so forth… There is one group however that is human racist, that is, against the species, the eco-extremist Individualists Tending Toward the Wild, or ITS…

IGS Not Our Comrades: ITS Attacks on Anarchists

325  – “ITS, or the rhetoric of decay” (Joint statement of insurrectional groups in Mexican territory)

They have no qualms in killing whites. peoples of color, fascists, anti-fascists, moderates, anarchists, etc. It makes no difference, since a human is a human is a virus. They already have a body count going…

Atassa (May 6) – Twenty-Ninth Communique of the Individualists Tending Toward the Wild / Indiscriminate Group Tending Toward the Wild

We’ve been warning you from the beginning… we take responsibility for the following actions:

-Sunday, April 30th: The murder of two individuals at the foot of Tlaloc Mountain.

-Thursday, May 4th: Abandoning an incendiary device in Room 104 of the Faculty of Sciences of the UNAM

With these actions we make it clear that this isn’t a game. Our words are serious.

Every human being merits extinction and we will make sure that they lose hope. When our name is merely mentioned they will tremble since we do not respect the integrity nor the life of the human being. At this stage of the game it is stupid to believe in a better life or a better world. At this stage there’s no hope that something “better” will happen in the future. We see seas contaminated with oil and chemical products. We see rivers full of trash, we see forests burned due to the presence of human beings. We see skies turned gray due to the slag of heavy metals, soil made infertile by chemical products, alterations in biological systems, unnatural species mutations, and we see the human being turned into a mass that only subsists like a virus (1) on planet Earth. Why do we say this? The human being is not necessary in the natural biological systems of planet Earth, the only thing that it does is modify it in a negative manner. To put it more simply: The modern human being is a virus that invades the Earth (cell), it take advantage of all of the systems that exist in it, and afterwards destroys the cell (a joke of the paranoid, and of course they’ll say we’re conspiracy-mongers. Why else do you think that they are looking for other habitable planets? So that the human virus after replicating itself can invade another cell LOL). That’s what the modern human being represents to us: only a virus that has infected planet Earth and that is why it should cease to exist…

Shall their wish be granted? The doomsday clock ticks closer to midnight (Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists), as Trump threatens to nuke the only anti-nuke nuclear nation…

Global Research122 Nations Create Treaty to Ban Nuclear Weapons. North Korea is the only Nuclear Country Which Voted Yes

Press TVNNSA test-drops second gravity nuclear bomb in five months

Alert 5U.S., South Korea conduct ballistic missile exercise following North Korean ICBM launch

NBC NewsU.S. Test-Launches ICBM Amid North Korea Tensions

ReutersChinese jets intercept U.S. surveillance plane – U.S. officials

Zero Hedge (WSJ) – “Time Is Running Out” – China Is Planning For A Crisis Along North Korean Border

(Munhua Ilbo) – South Korea Is Preparing A “Surgical Strike” Against The North: Report

Senator Graham: Trump Is Prepared To Strike; “There Is A Military Option To Destroy North Korea”

(KCNA) – Kim Jong Un: “The Entire US Territory Is Now Within Our ICBM Range”

GuardianNorth Korea may have ability for miniaturised nuclear warhead, Japan says

Japan TimesNorth Korea threatens U.S. with ‘nuclear hammer’ after CIA chief appears to hint at regime change

NBC NewsTrump Vows North Korea Threat Will Be Met With ‘Fire and Fury’

Among those who would be killed…

chojiro22 (Youtube) – North Korea: Opening Performance by Kindergarden Children in Sinuiju 新義州の幼稚園

North Korea: Morning Music in front of Pyongyang Station 北朝鮮:早朝の平壌駅前

A standing ovation for their inspired song The Whistleblowers in Pyongyang, Aug. 15, 2015, from the film, Liberation Day

GoldhidherZLaibach Performs Live In North Korea

We’ve been having some difficulty with our ISP browsing directly to KCNA, but in a roundabout way (via kfausa.org) we have finally accessed it for the unfiltered, inimitable prose…

Korean Central News AgencyU.S. War Hysteria Will Only Bring Miserable End of American Empire: Spokesman for KPA General Staff

Pyongyang, August 9 (KCNA) — A spokesman for the General Staff of the Korean People’s Army (KPA) issued the following statement on Tuesday:

Timed to coincide with the fabrication of the heinous “sanctions resolution” against the DPRK at the UN, the U.S. war-thirsty forces are engrossed in war hysteria without discretion.

In the U.S. Trump is talking rhetoric without hesitation that “he will not rule out a war against the north rather than taking a folded-arm approach towards its development of long-range nuclear missile advancing with a rapid speed” and “even if a war breaks out, it will be fought on the Korean peninsula and even though thousands are killed, they will be there, not in the U.S. mainland.”

U.S. Ambassador to the UN Haley is openly saying that the “U.S. has the inexhaustible power” and “it will exercise the right to all the military options”.

An assistant to the President for National Security is saying that “if the north has access to the nuclear weapons capable of threatening the U.S., it is an intolerable thing for the president. Therefore, the U.S. is preparing all the military options including a fresh preventive war for neutralizing the north’s nuclear strike capabilities”.

The military warmongers of the Pentagon such as Secretary of Defence Mattis, Chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff Dunford and commander of the U.S. combined special warfare are chiming in, unhesitatingly talking about the necessity of the “beheading operation”, “preemptive strike at the north”, “secret operation”, “internal harassing operation” and “special operation”.

Timed to coincide with this, the 82nd airborne division, the U.S. imperialist forces’ only air-dropping one, went into a large-scale airdrop and mobile drill, anticipating its involvement in the Korean front and the 25th light infantry division and the 10th mountain division are running high fever in their drills for getting familiar with the terrain of the Korean peninsula.

Navy SEAL which earned an ill-fame across the world and other special warfare units specializing in terrorist operations were urgently dispatched to south Korea. The plan for bringing strategic assets including B-52, B-1B, B-2A and F-22 formations to south Korea is in the pipeline.

At the Edward Air Force Base in California State B-52H formations are busy making preparations for a “secret operation” aimed to create chaos within the depth of the KPA, while staging a drill of dropping PDU-5/B bombs containing propaganda leaflets for psychological warfare.

The U.S. plans to bring huge naval forces including its two nuclear aircraft carrier task forces and a nuclear sub to the waters off the Korean peninsula.

All these military actions being conducted in the ground, sea and air clearly go to prove that the nuclear war hysteria of the U.S. authorities including Trump has reached an extremely reckless and rash phase for an actual war after crossing the red line.

Under the prevailing grave situation, the General Staff of the KPA clarifies at home and abroad its resolute stand as follows to mercilessly smash all sorts of military provocation, being planned by the U.S. imperialist warmongers, with the inexhaustible military might of the powerful revolutionary Paektusan army which has so far been built.

1. The KPA will start the Korean-style preemptive retaliatory operation of justice to wipe out the group of despicable plot-breeders once a slight sign of the U.S. provocation scheming to dare carry out a “beheading operation” against the supreme headquarters of the Korean revolution out of wild calculation is detected.

The “beheading operation” being pursued by the U.S. is just an extremely imprudent and heinous operation for “eliminating” the supreme headquarters of the DPRK, which has long been premeditated by the U.S. to “put under its control” Pyongyang where the supreme headquarters of the Korean revolution are located and neutralize the use of nukes and strategic rockets.

Once the U.S. shows a sign of starting to carry out the foolhardy plot, we will launch the Korean-style pre-emptive retaliatory operation of justice to annihilate the masterminds of the thrice-cursed operation and all the criminals involved in it.

No matter how much specially they have been trained and prepared, the commandos group will be completely eliminated outside the blockade lines of the seas, underwater and air of the DPRK in which its sovereignty is exercised and on the line before the Military Demarcation Line before they reach the supreme headquarters.

We have a world’s best special operation force, not merely a “team” or platoon or company or battalion in its scale.

Once the pent-up indignation of the service personnel of the special operation force of the KPA, which regards it as the greatest mission of the army of the leader and the party and the first maxim of soldiers to devotedly defend the headquarters of the revolution, against the U.S. and other enemies erupts, the U.S. will be forced to suffer an imaginably terrible disaster for the “beheading operation.”

The world will clearly witness how the fate of Trump and war merchants crying out for “not ruling out a war” and daring attempt to hurt the supreme dignity of the DPRK and eliminate its supreme headquarters will end in miseries once the fully prepared heroic special operation force group of the KPA on standby launches its operation.

2. The provocative “preventive war” the U.S. has devised and plans to execute will be countered with a just all-out war of wiping out all the strongholds of the enemies including the U.S. mainland.

The “preventive war” allegedly under the preparations by the security think tank of Trump is an extremely provocative aggression war concept envisaging a sudden strike at the nuclear and rocket bases of the DPRK, which have the U.S. mainland within their striking range, and preventing possible danger of the U.S.

Inventors of the “preventive war” admitted themselves that their act is a brigandish military option that can cause an international uproar.

Yet, they set the northern half of the Republic, in which the sovereignty of the DPRK is exercised, as the theatre of the “preventive war” and claim it can be an “ideal option” unharmful to them as only Koreans will die there.

This is a silly idea bereft of elementary sense, cognition and discretion of those ignorant of how things change, who their rival is and where the trend goes.

War is by no means a game.

The U.S. should remembered, however, that once there observed a sign of action for “preventive war” from the U.S., the army of the DPRK will turn the U.S. mainland into the theatre of a nuclear war before the inviolable land of the DPRK turns into the one.

We do not hide that we already have in full readiness the diversified strategic nuclear strike means which have the U.S. mainland in our striking range.

3. The attempt at “preemptive attack” oft-repeated by the U.S. military warmongers will be mercilessly foiled by the Korean style preemptive attack which will be mounted earlier.

Preemptive strike is no longer the monopoly of the U.S.

The DPRK has its own style peculiar preemptive strike mode capable of holding back any military preemptive attack of the U.S. in advance as it has made preparations for a do-or-die confrontation with the U.S. imperialist aggressors for decades.

It is ridiculous to talk about preemptive strike at the nuclear and rocket bases of the DPRK.

The Korean-style earlier preemptive attack will burn up all the objects in the areas under the control of the first and third field armies of the puppet forces including Seoul the moment the U.S. reckless attempt at preemptive attack is spotted, and will lead to the all-out attack for neutralizing the launch bases of the U.S. imperialist aggression forces in the Pacific operational theatre together with the simultaneous strike at the depth of the whole of the southern half.

All the strike means to be involved in the Korean-style earlier preemptive strike are ready to open fire of justice by order which can be made any moment.

4. The U.S. “secret operation” targeting the creation of disorder inside the DPRK and a regime change in it will be foiled by its all-people resistance.

The “secret operation” touted by the U.S. policy-makers is a foolish scheme aimed at bringing down the social system of the DPRK, in combination with psychological warfare after creating disarrangement with such disorderly conducts as murder, arson, destruction with the use of rogue-like special commandoes to be infiltrated into the DPRK.

In order to realize this scheme, a large-size bomb-dropping drill for psychological warfare is being conducted in the U.S. mainland.

The “secret operation” is a type of special operation which the U.S. applied to countries in Mid-east like Iraq and Libya and several other countries in Africa and Europe.

The anti-U.S. resistance of all the people including three million Children’s Union members and five million youths will smash to pieces the “secret operation” which the U.S. dreams to conduct in the DPRK.

A saying goes that a war with full knowledge of oneself and one’s rival will emerge ever-victorious but a war without knowledge of oneself and one’s rival would always end in loss.

The U.S. has gone hysteric, being quite unaware of the army and people of the DPRK.

The DPRK is an invincible ideological power in which all the service personnel and people are united around their leader in single mind and a country of an impregnable fortress in which all the people are armed and the whole country has been fortified.

The U.S. policy-makers have no idea that the country on a declining slope is none other than the American empire where they reside. Herein lies their tragedy.

This means that the U.S. is bound to meet a miserable end as it goes helter-skelter without knowledge of itself and its rival.

Those who make their way to this land for their dirty dream can never be scot-free as the entire army and people tightly hold arms with strong hatred and hostility toward the U.S.

The officers and men of the Korean People’s Army and the members of the Worker-Peasant Red Guards and the Young Red Guards replete with the transparent spirit of devotedly safeguarding the leader and defending the country are waiting for the time of do-or-die battle while closely following the every move of the U.S. imperialist aggressors.

The U.S. should not forget even a moment that its mean and crafty attempt at an aggression war against the DPRK will further strengthen the intensity of the military counteraction of the Korean People’s Army.

Should the U.S. finally opt for a reckless military adventure, defying the stern warning of our revolutionary armed forces, the tragic end of the American empire will be hastened. -0-

KPA Will Take Practical Action: Commander of Strategic Force

Pyongyang, August 10 (KCNA) — General Kim Rak Gyom, commander of the Strategic Force of the Korean People’s Army, released the following statement on August 9:

As already clarified, the Strategic Force of the KPA is seriously examining the plan for an enveloping strike at Guam through simultaneous fire of four Hwasong-12 intermediate-range strategic ballistic rockets in order to interdict the enemy forces on major military bases on Guam and to signal a crucial warning to the U.S.

On Tuesday, the KPA Strategic Force through a statement of its spokesman fully warned the U.S. against its all-round sanctions on the DPRK and moves of maximizing military threats to it. But the U.S. president at a gold links again let out a load of nonsense about “fire and fury,” failing to grasp the on-going grave situation. This is extremely getting on the nerves of the infuriated Hwasong artillerymen of the KPA.

It seems that he has not yet understood the statement.

Sound dialogue is not possible with such a guy bereft of reason and only absolute force can work on him. This is the judgment made by the service personnel of the KPA Strategic Force.

The military action the KPA is about to take will be an effective remedy for restraining the frantic moves of the U.S. in the southern part of the Korean peninsula and its vicinity.

The Hwasong artillerymen of the KPA Strategic Force are replete with a strong determination to fully demonstrate once again the invincible might of the force, which has developed into a reliable nuclear force of the Workers’ Party of Korea and the world’s strongest strike service, through the planned enveloping strike targeting the U.S. imperialist bases of aggression.

The Strategic Force is also considering the plan for opening to public the historic enveloping fire at Guam, a practical action targeting the U.S. bases of aggression.

This unprecedented step is to give stronger confidence in certain victory and courage to the Korean people and help them witness the wretched plight of the U.S. imperialists.

The Hwasong-12 rockets to be launched by the KPA will cross the sky above Shimane, Hiroshima and Koichi Prefectures of Japan. They will fly 3 356.7 km for 1 065 seconds and hit the waters 30 to 40 km away from Guam.

The KPA Strategic Force will finally complete the plan until mid August and report it to the commander-in-chief of the DPRK nuclear force and wait for his order.

We keep closely watching the speech and behavior of the U.S. -0-

The Sun KIM AND HAVE A GO IF YOU’RE HARD ENOUGH North Koreans stage mass rally as thousands raise their fists in show of strength after Donald Trump threatens to destroy the regime

KBS World RadioRFA: N. Korea Makes Emergency Standby Orders

“Preventive War” Is Not Privileged Option for U.S.

Pyongyang, August 11 (KCNA) — Now when the situation on the Korean peninsula is inching close to the outbreak of a war, it was reported that the security think tank of Trump devised a plan for “preventive war” and makes preparations for its materialization.

This war scenario, the gist of which is to give a sudden strike to the DPRK’s nuclear and rocket bases to prevent the U.S. mainland from their strike, is a plan for war of aggression which can be nurtured only by the U.S., a shameless gangster state…

It is ridiculous that the U.S. warmongers are unaware of the fact that even a single shell dropped on the Korean Peninsula might lead to the outbreak of a new world war, a thermonuclear war.

We consider the U.S. no more than a lump which we can beat to a jelly any time…

NikkeiJapan readies missile shield as Pyongyang threatens Guam

Pacific Daily News‘Don’t look at the flash or fireball’ — Guam Homeland Security releases fact sheet in light of North Korea threats

Wall Street Journal (Aug. 14) – North Korea Backs Off Guam Missile-Attack Threat

International Institute of Strategic Studies The secret to North Korea’s ICBM success

New York TimesNorth Korea’s Missile Success Is Linked to Ukrainian Plant, Investigators Say

IntelNewsUkraine releases rare footage showing arrests of North Korean nuclear spies

The sabre-rattling goes on with U.S./S.Korea military drills in the end of August…

Yonhap News AgencyN.K. warns of ‘ruthless’ retaliation over S. Korea-U.S. military drills

Korea HeraldUS, Korea kick off military drills amid tensions on peninsula

FOX NewsNorth Korea’s latest propaganda puts Trump in cemetery

Hawaii News NowNew Hawaii campaign to help residents plan for North Korea attack

RTBlack Hawk down: 5 feared dead in Army helicopter crash off Hawaii

Moscow ‘preparing inevitable response’ as US hits Russians with new sanctions over N. Korea

Fort Russ (Известия) – US – North Korea stand off: Russian air defenses in Far East put on high alert

France24Air France expands North Korea no-fly zone after missile test

Blacklisted NewsFirst video of US Missile Defense Agency’s THAAD test

The DriveChinese Spy Ship Was Snooping Off Alaska For the First Time During THAAD Test

Alert 5 (PACAF) – B-1Bs flew to South Korea again

YonhapN. Korea conducts SLBM ejection test: CNN

Demonstrating flexibility for Hwasong-14 launch sites…

38 NorthNorth Korea’s No. 65 Factory Is Not a Missile Base

North Korea’s Punggye-ri Nuclear Test Site: New Media Reports of an Imminent Sixth Test Again Cannot be Corroborated

USA TodayU.S. missile defense plans to zap North Korean threats

Missile Defense Agency: U.S. warship successfully shoots down missile in test off Hawaii

Reuters (Aug. 29) – North Korea fires missile over Japan, sharply escalating tensions

Zero HedgeNorth Korea Warns “More Drills” Coming, Says Launch Was “Prelude To Containing Guam”

U.S. Imperialists Introduce Nuclear Strategic Bombers and Stealth Fighters into S. Korea

Pyongyang, August 31 (KCNA) — The U.S. imperialist aggressors on Thursday let fly B-1B nuclear strategic bomber formation and F-35B Stealth fighter formation on a moment’s notice to sky above south Korea and conduct joint exercises for mounting preemptive nuclear strike at the DPRK with the puppet warmongers, according to KBS of south Korea.

The U.S. imperialists and the south Korean puppet forces do not hide their bellicose nature, claiming that the exercises are to “counter” the DPRK’s ballistic rocket launches and nuclear weapons development.

But the wild military acts of the enemies are nothing but the rash act of those taken aback by the intermediate-to-long range strategic ballistic rocket launching drill conducted by the army of the DPRK as the first military operation in the Pacific. -0-

Bulletin of the Atomic ScientistsNorth Korea’s “not quite” ICBM can’t hit the lower 48 states

Not quite The Onion

The DriveOne Of North Korea’s Most Dangerous Weapons Is The Ancient An-2 Biplane

The SunRED ALERT China reveals its terrifying military weapons with vast parade including stealth jets, nuclear missiles, attack helicopters and thousands of elite troops

ReutersU.S. destroyer challenges China’s claims in South China Sea

USS John S. McCain traveled close to Mischief Reef

Ten days later…

Commander, U.S. 7th FleetUSS John S. McCain collides with merchant ship near Strait of Malacca

Was it AIS mischief? (See our previous edition)

gCaptainUSS John S. McCain Collision: AIS Animation Shows Tanker’s Track During Collision

ThereAreNoSunglassesDoes Latest U.S. Naval Collision Reveal That “Freedom Of Navigation” Operations Are Dangerous Game of “Chicken”?

Business InsiderThe Navy’s 4th accident this year is stirring concerns about hackers targeting US warships

Mischief on the Western Front…

ABC News12 US paratroopers hospitalized after night jump in Romania

Zero HedgeUS Approves $3.9 Billion Patriot Missile System For Romania; Putin: “We Will Be Forced To Respond”

(Известия) – “We Are Forced To Strike Back”: Russia Set To Expel 30 US Diplomats, Seize US Assets

(Financial Times) – EU To Retaliate “Within Days” If US Imposes New Sanctions On Russia

(July 25) – House Overwhelmingly Passes Veto-Proof Russia Sanctions Deal

(Rossiya 1) – “It’s Time To Retaliate”: Putin Expels 755 U.S. Diplomats

BreitbartDonald Trump Signs Russia Sanctions

Strategic Culture (Eric Zuesse) – America Declares Economic War Against Europe

(Peter Korzun) – Russia, Belarus Joint Drills Used As Pretext for NATO War Preparations

– NATO Beefs Up Logistics Infrastructure for Offensive Operations

(Alex Gorka) – Ukraine Hosts US Military to Be Permanently Stationed on Its Soil

Alert 5Patriot deployed to Lithuania for the first time

ReutersNATO intercepts Russian jets near Estonian airspace

Anonymous News (РИА Новости) – Russia Unveils ‘Invisible’ Supersonic Fighter Jets Hard To Track On Enemy Radars

Global Research (Paul Craig Roberts) – Trump’s Choices. Russian Military has Concluded that Washington is preparing a surprise Nuclear Attack on Russia

SHTFPlanChechnya’s Leader Claims “Russian Doomsday Device” Is Activated

Military.com (AFP) – NATO Vows Support for Ukraine Against Russia’s ‘Aggressive Actions’

SputnikPentagon Reportedly Devises Plan to Arm Ukraine With Antitank Missiles

Novorossiya TodayDONETSK AND LUGANSK REPUBLICS HAVE DECLARED TO BECOME ONE NATION, MALOROSSIYA ! 

No Country, No Home, Former Nazi Ukraine Junta Governor And X Georgia President, Tie Muncher Saakashvili Seeks Asylum In The USA !

Fort Russ (translating Политнавигатор) – NATO exercises begin in Odessa, despite locals’ protests

(Известия) – Not meddling? US drone spies over Donbass

(Sputnik France) – UN notes doubling of civilian casualties in Donbass* (But neglects to say who is killing them)

(Русская весна) – Something doesn’t stack up: Serbia to hold military exercises with NATO

(RT Russian) – NATO looks on as Russia, China carry out first joint Navy training in the Baltic

(Политнавигатор) – Russia has deployed divisions ‘for attack on Vinnytsa and Berlin’ – Ukrainian General of Staff

FEMEN now in Putin’s employ?…

(Политнавигатор) – African-Ukrainian Femen activist against Poroshenko

Eduard Popov- Trump and Putin at the G20 – Part 1: High Stakes and Low Chances in the New Cold WarPart 2: The Ukrainian Problem Still Front and Center

TheLocal (AFP/DPA) – AS IT HAPPENED: Rioting steals attention from politics on first day of G20 summit

It’s Going DownHamburg vs. the State: How the City is Fighting Back and the Police Are Losing, Again

DWInterior Ministry shuts down, raids left-wing German Indymedia site

ReutersFrance’s armed forces chief resigns after clash with Macron over budget cuts

WikiLeaksMacron Campaign Emails

Voltairenet (Manlio Dinucci) – Macron-Libya: the Rothschild Connection

IntelNewsSerbia recalls all staff from embassy in Macedonia, alleges espionage

Port of Cueta reeling from influx of migrants seeking passage to EU…

ExpressENOUGH! Spain shuts its border with Africa as Spanish blame EU for immigration crisis

Zero Hedge13 Killed After Van Plows Into Barcelona Crowd; Driver Still At Large, ISIS Claims Responsibility

RTFirst CCTV video emerges showing van attack in Barcelona

GefiraSoros-sponsored immigration network in Italy

Al ArabiyaThe Mafia-ISIS connection: Partners in crime or perfect strangers?

OilPrice.comIs The Mafia Helping ISIS Smuggle Oil Into Italy?

The way the mafia smuggles oil into Italy is by setting up shale companies abroad that act as oil exporters. They sell crude directly to gas station operators at much lower prices, and then close the shell companies. The mafia uses the scheme to avoid VAT payments and to launder money.

The logistics involve tankers rendezvousing with smaller vessels out of Turkey and Libya in the middle of the Mediterranean. The smugglers transfer the oil from the smaller vessels to the larger ones, and then return the small vessels to their country of origin while the bigger tankers set sail for the southern Italian ports.

Is Bilal Erdogan and his BMZ Group tankers involved? See our post of 4/4/16 on the suspected transport of ISIS oil and other materials; see also our 4/23/16 post monitoring the irregular navigation of these ships – irregularities which may be explained by the type of maneuvers described above. Bilal had been under investigation for money laundering in Bologna, though the probe was dropped late last year (ANSA)

Washington PostTrump ends covert CIA program to arm anti-Assad rebels in Syria, a move sought by Moscow

AntiwarNetanyahu Opposes US-Russia South Syria Ceasefire Deal

Intelligence OnlineMossad fears its Syria policy is failing

Mint Press NewsHow A Free Syrian Army Unit Uncovered The Rebels’ Israeli Connection

21st Century Wire (Dr. Bouthaina Shaaban) – SYRIA: The Axis of Resistance Reduces Zionist Entity to a Quivering Wreck

Zero Hedge (Weekly Standard) – Trump Saw A Disturbing Video, Then He Shut Down The CIA’s Covert Syria Program

Jordan Releases Footage Of Green Berets Killed While On Secret CIA Syria Mission

US Coalition Attacks ISIS Convoy, Accuses Syria And Russia Of “Terror Transfer”

(Trud.bg) – Journalist Interrogated, Fired For Story Linking CIA And Syria Weapons Flights

IntelNewsUS troops in Syria battle anti-Assad rebels once funded by the CIA

Al MonitorUS, UK join Lebanon’s strange military bedfellows

Al Masdar NewsAhrar Al-Sham breaches ceasefire to attack Syrian Army troops in Latakia

ISIL members claim Baghdadi was killed: Al-Sumaria TV

ReutersIslamic State leader Baghdadi almost certainly alive – Kurdish security official

Syrian Arab News Agency“International coalition” shells Raqqa National Hospital with phosphorus bombs`

Fort Russ (SOHR) – US airlifts ISIS fighters to safety for the second time in a week, war monitor claims

It’s Going DownAmerican Anarchist Killed in Battle to Liberate Raqqa from ISIS

France24 (AFP) – Erdogan threatens to ‘chop off’ traitors’ heads in coup anniversary speech

Turkey seeks arrest of 35 media professionals over alleged Gulen ties

Andolu AgencyUS increases military posts supporting PKK/PYD in Syria

Orient NewsAA’s map of US bases in Syria infuriates Pentagon

DWGermany starts to withdraw troops from Turkish Incirlik base

Zero HedgeBack to Back US Drone Crashes In Turkey Come Amidst Severe Strain Between NATO Allies

Strategic CultureMoscow, Baghdad Sign Huge Arms Deal

NATO Member Turkey Turns to Russia for Air Defense Cooperation

Al MonitorTurkish-YPG clashes rage around critical sites in northern Syria

Turkish dam project would wipe out ancient town

Ankara-Islamic State story emerges between lines of Turkish report

Mint Press NewsExxonMobil, Kochs, Israel Pushing Washington To Partition Iraq And Syria

Wall Street JournalSaudis Open Iraqi Border and Forge Ties to Counter Iran

ThereAreNoSunglasses (Baghdad Post) – Saudi Petrodollars Buy-Off Madman Muqtada al-Sadr To Be Front-man In Sunni-Owned Rogue Shia Movement

Qatar Being Scapegoated For Carrying-Out CIA/Bandar Terrorist Support Operation In Syria

OilPrice.comSaudis To Take ‘Significant’ Measures To Bolster Oil Prices

Libya’s Oil King Won’t Be Stopped By OPEC

YemenExtraThe Saudi-Israeli Alliance

Middle East MemoWikiLeaks: Riyadh flirts with Tel Aviv through normalisation

Mint Press News (ABNA) – Saudi King Hospitalized For Dementia

New York TimesSaudi King’s Son Plotted Effort to Oust His Rival

Intelligence OnlineAl Howairini, Mohammed bin Salman’s ears at interior ministry

Asia Times (Pepe Escobar) – A coup in the House of Saud?

BBCSaudi Arabia’s missing princes

Awamiya: Inside Saudi Shia town devastated by demolitions and fighting

Intelligence OnlineAnti-Qatar quartet report builds case against Doha

AntiwarTrump Hints at Abandoning Key Qatar Military Base in Talks With Saudi King

Saudis Block Fuel for UN Aid Flights in Yemen

Foreign PolicyConfidential U.N. Report Accuses Saudi Coalition of Killing Hundreds of Yemeni Kids

New Arab (al-Badil) – Leaked documents ‘reveal Saudi and Emirati crown princes’ support for al-Qaeda and IS in Yemen’

Khaleej TimesAbu Dhabi royal family member among injured in chopper crash

Geopolitics AlertU.S. Troops Flow Into Yemen and More Are Probably on the Way

Yemeni Forces Strike Saudi Oil Refinery with Long-Range Missile

Fort Russ – Saudi-led Forces Kill 22 Civilians After Targeting Refugee Camps in Southern Yemen

Yemen Reports Sharp Increase of Cancer-related Deaths and Birth Defects, Caused by the British-made Cluster Bombs

(translating Al Mayadeen) – Saudis Maintain Close Relations with Israelis, Plan to Open up an Israeli Embassy in Riyadh

(translating Русская весна) – Iran building missile plant in Syria, protected by Russian air defense – Israeli media

Iraqi Forces Penetrate the Heart of the Last Major ISIS Stronghold in Iraq

(translating Breakingnews.sy) – Iraq to Receive Hundreds of Tanks, Worth More than $1 Billion, After Striking a Deal With Russia

(translating Вести) – Turkey to buy Russian S-400s for 2.5 billion dollars

RTTurkey & Qatar stage military drills amid Gulf diplomatic crisis

Gulf NewsKuwait expels Iran diplomats, shuts mission

Arutz ShevaArabs riot in Jerusalem

Middle East EyeAl-Aqsa dispute leaves three Palestinians, three Israeli settlers dead

New York43 Senators Want to Make It a Federal Crime to Boycott Israeli Settlements

Penny for your thoughtsIsraeli Organ Harvesting from Syrians: “paying the poor and the hungry to slowly dismantle their bodies”

HaaretzNetanyahu Suspected of Bribery and Fraud, Police Tells Court

Alert 5Israeli Air Force declares Hermes 900 operational

(Haaretz) – Israeli company accused of attacking Armenian military position with suicide drone

Voltairenet (Manlio Dinucci) – Now in orbit: the first “Italian” spy satellite

Euro NewsIsrael unveils plans for artificial island off Gaza

XinhuaChina sets up base in Djibouti

Indian Ocean NewsletterChina reveals the true intentions behind its naval base

ReutersEgypt’s Sisi meets Kushner after U.S. holds back aid

– Iranian drone comes close to U.S. fighter jet: U.S. official

U.S. Navy ship fires warning shots near Iranian vessel

CryptogonU.S. Navy Ship in Persian Gulf Armed with Laser Weapon

Washington Free BeaconIran Sending Warships to Atlantic Ocean Amid Massive New Military Buildup

Zero Hedge (Fars) – Iran Arrests 4 Saudis On A Vessel Inside Its Territorial Waters

(Army Times) – Sarin Unaccounted For At U.S. Army’s Dugway Proving Ground

Mint Press NewsFederal Judge Fast-Tracks Demand For Legal Basis Of Syria Strikes

Consortium News (Joe Lauria) – Hiding US Lies About Libyan Invasion

New ArabLibya’s Haftar ‘provided with Israeli military aid following UAE-mediated meetings with Mossad agents’

Newsbud (Sibel Edmonds) – Israel’s Mossad Replaces CIA as Handler of Libyan Strongman Khalifa Haftar

NBC NewsU.S. May Begin Airstrikes Against ISIS in Philippines

PhilstarPhilippines disputes reported US airstrikes plan

Global ResearchHistoric Shift in Geopolitical Alignments: India and Pakistan Join Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO)

Voltairenet (F. William Engdahl) – Has Narenda Modi Switched Sides?

Hindu TimesChina raises the heat on Doklam standoff

Global TimesMilitary clashes possible as border standoff drags on – expert

ReutersIndia, China soldiers involved in border altercation: Indian sources

Zero HedgeVideo Emerges Showing Clashes Between Indian, Chinese Soldiers

Who Is Michael Vickers? The CIA’s Afghan Jihad Architect Declares War On Trump

AntiwarBotched US Drone Strike Kills 15 Afghan Police

Civilian Deaths in Afghanistan Hit New Record High

Fort Russ (Вести) – Russia denies US accusations of arms supplies to the Taliban

VoltairenetRemarks by Donald Trump on the Strategy in Afghanistan and Pakistan

(Thierry Meyssan) – Trump and Pakistani support for jihadists

The NationHas Pentagon been orchestrating the terrorism roller coaster from the US embassy in Islamabad?

ThereAreNoSunglasses (The Globalist) – Shutting-Down the ISI/CIA Jihadi Academy–The Key to Winning in Afghanistan

(Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan) – Taliban Chief Hibatullah Akhundzada Sends Message of Peace To President Donald Trump

(The Sun) – Does resurgeance of Brit. SAS in Afghanistan mean that Trump has gone w/Blackwater Solution?

RTWings for hire? Ex-Blackwater CEO Erik Prince reportedly offering private air force for Afghan War

Cambodian PM calls US democracy ‘bloody & brutal’ in row over USAID-funded NGO

The Cambodia DailyUS Democracy NGO Joins Gov’t Doghouse

Fresh News (Phnom Penh) – NDI Clarifies on Neutrality

Peace Youth League Reacts to U.S Embassy Statement

Defense Spokesman: Cambodian Troops Are Ready for Laos

Amnesty InternationalCameroon: Amnesty report reveals war crimes in fight against Boko Haram, including horrific use of torture

Zero Hedge (NewsDay) – Mugabe Says Zimbabwe “Will Not Prosecute Killers Of White Farmers”

BBCAfter Trump, “big data” firm Cambridge Analytica is now working in Kenya

Indian Ocean NewsletterKenyatta sows discord in opposition ranks

Miami HeraldState Department drops Cuba entirely from annual detail of terrorist activity

TimeU.S. Diplomats in Cuba Attacked With Sonic Weapon That Caused Hearing Loss

Radio HavanaCuban Government Rebuts Washington’s Harassment Allegations on U.S. Diplomats

American Herald TribuneBolivia’s President Declares ‘Total Independence’ from World Bank and IMF

teleSURHaiti Network Blames UN Mission for Rape, Killings, Cholera

US Plotting Against Venezuela, CIA Head Confirms

Trump Does Not Rule Out a Military Option for Venezuela

Zero HedgeCaught On Tape: Explosion Rocks Caracas, Injures Police As Venezuela Votes

Venezuela Analysis10 Dead, 200 Voting Centers Attacked as US Sanctions Maduro

ReutersVenezuelan election turnout figures manipulated by one million votes: election company 

Moon of AlabamaCountdown To War On VenezuelaStep II: Trump Imposes More Sanctions

OilPrice.comAggressive U.S. Oil Sanctions Could Bankrupt Venezuela

Mission VerdadUS Occupation Has Already Begun and Is Being Conducted by ExxonMobil

DWChile, Germany establish Colonia Dignidad commission

“Blood spilled on graphite destined for Tesla”…

Regeneración RadioNOCHIXTLÁN: MIXTEC BLOOD SPILLED OVER MINING CONCESSIONS

Los Angeles TimesMexico’s bloody drug war is killing more people than ever

Time (El Universal) – U.S. Government Helped Rise of Mexican Drug Cartel: Report

New York SunBezos, Slim, and Buffett, Publicly Pleading Poverty, Ask Congress for Help With Their Newspapers

Activist PostMozilla Joins George Soros’s Efforts In Launching A Strike Against “Fake News”

Middle East EyeSaudi investor ploughs millions into liberal icon of UK media

APBombshell stories spur news war with a twist

New York TimesTrump Jr. Was Told in Email of Russian Effort to Aid Campaign

Zero HedgeDonald Trump Jr Releases Emails Exchanged Ahead Of Meeting With Russian Lawyer

BloombergRussian Lawyer Who Met Trump Jr. Saw a Clinton Scandal in Tax Inquiry

Wall Street JournalRussian Officials Overheard Discussing Trump Associates Before Campaign Began

The HillDOJ let Russian lawyer into US before she met with Trump team

IndependentRussian lawyer who met with Donald Trump Jr linked to investigation group behind salacious Steele Dossier

FOX NewsCo-founder of firm behind Trump-Russia dossier to plead the Fifth

NBC NewsFormer Soviet Counterintelligence Officer at Meeting With Donald Trump Jr. and Russian Lawyer

APRussian-American lobbyist joined Trump’s son’s meeting, too

Mad Cow News‘8th Man’ in mystery purchase of U.S. Mining Co. – 8th Man was part of Putin-Bush ‘Oligarch’s Ball’

Business InsiderHouse Democrats want to know why a major Russian money-laundering case was abruptly settled

GuardianDeutsche Bank expects subpoenas over Trump-Russia investigation

Zero HedgeMueller Expands Probe Into Trump Business Transactions: Dollar Tumbles, Stocks Slammed

Trump Legal Shake Up: Kasowitz Out As Personal Attorney, Corrallo Resigns

Trump Preparing Counteroffensive; Begins Investigating Mueller’s Team For Conflicts

In Furious, Bizarre Tweetstorm Trump Slams Leaks, “Amazon Post”, “Failing NYT”, Hillary, GOP Senators

Wayne Madsen ReportJuly 21-23, 2017 — Trump lashes out as Mueller’s investigators close in

In a July 19 audio-taped interview with three reporters from The New York Times, a paper that has been disparaged by strongman President Donald Trump as a failing business reporting “fake news,” Trump had harsh words for the entire upper echelon of the Department of Justice. Trump lambasted Attorney General Jeff Sessions for recusing himself from the “Russia probe” and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein for being a secret Democrat from “Baltimore.” Trump also attacked Special Counsel Robert Mueller, former FBI director James Comey, and acting FBI director Andrew McCabe. Trump made it clear that he would have not chosen Sessions as his Attorney General had he known he would recuse himself from Russian investigatory matters.

The day following the interview, Trump floated the idea that he may pardon himself, members of his family, and business colleagues from any future indictments involving Mueller’s investigation. Earlier, in his interview with the Times, Trump indicated that he has set a “red line,” namely investigation of Trump’s business connections, over which Mueller will cross at his own peril. Trump held out the distinct possibility that he might fire Mueller as special counsel. Trump’s threats have created pandemonium within the Justice Department and FBI, as well as his own White House staff. Trump’s comments to the media resulted in the departure of Trump’s criminal defense legal team of longtime Trump real estate attorney Marc Kasowitz and his spokesman Mark Corallo.

The flurry of resignations and threats came after it was reported that Mueller was focusing his investigation on Trump’s business dealings, including the use of Trump-owned properties for money laundering activities. These Trump money laundering connections involving members of what the FBI calls the “Eurasian mafia,” were previously reported by WMR and the links are illustrated in our massive Trump Syndicate “Road Map.” WMR also previously reported that Trump’s primary vulnerability lies within his business dealings and not the links to members of the Russian government and security services.

In response to a question posed by the Times to Trump about charges of money laundering and Trump properties, the president responded, “. . . it’s possible there’s a condo or something . . . so, you know, I sell a lot of condo units, and somebody from Russia buys a condo, who knows? I don’t make money from Russia.” Contrary to Trump’s assertion, it is not one person from Russia who has purchased a Trump condo, but dozens. Trump’s sale of condos to reputed Eurasian, including Russian mobsters, according to WMR’s research into Trump’s business empire, goes back decades. Trump outright owns 422 condos from New York City and southern Florida to Las Vegas and Honolulu. That does not include thousands of other condos in buildings bearing the Trump trademarked name, for which Trump receives licensing fees. These condo complexes are found in Panama, Seoul, Chicago, Toronto, and other locations.

There are reports that Mueller’s investigation is also focusing on the business activities of Jared Kushner and Paul Manafort. Here, too, one finds a massive web of real estate and other operations involving offshore shell companies, pass-throughs, and dodgy secret overseas bank accounts. Moreover, Kushner’s and Manafort’s business dealings are connected by solid lines to the operations of the Trump Organization. The major problem for Trump, Manafort, and Kushner is that many of their business associates have previously been investigated by the FBI and Department of Justice, as well as Interpol, for organized crime syndicate activities, including money laundering, smuggling, tax evasion, human trafficking, bribery, and price fixing…

The morning after Trump castigated Sessions and Rosenstein in his interview with the Times, Sessions and Rosenstein held a mid-morning news conference at the Justice Department. The Washington rumor mill was rife with reports that the two senior officials of Justice were going to tender their resignations in protest over Trump’s comments. However, Sessions and Rosenstein announced an action much more perilous to Trump. Sessions, Rosenstein, acting FBI director McCabe, and Rob Wainwright, the director of Europol, announced the take down of the world’s largest criminal Dark Web markets, AlphaBay and Hansa. Dark Web servers in the Netherlands, Germany and Lithuania were seized by authorities. Tens of thousands of addresses of foreign buyers of stolen and fraudulent identification documents and access devices, counterfeit goods, heroin and fentanyl, malware and other computer hacking tools, firearms, child pornography, and fraudulent services were identified in some 40 countries around the world. One of AlphaBay’s key administrators, Canadian national Alexandre Cazes, was found dead in his Bangkok jail cell after his arrest by Thai authorities on July 5. Police claimed the cause of death was “suicide,” however, the Eurasian mafia is very powerful in Thailand and it has police officers on its payroll.

There are several connections between the Dark Web bazaar operators and the criminal syndicates involving Trump and Kushner, including money laundering banks specializing in crypto-currency transactions and offshore business entities. The morning after Trump’s threats to the Justice Department, Deutsche Bank, charged in the past with money laundering for Eurasian mob rings, including those connected to Trump, Kushner, and Manafort, agreed to hand over information on Trump’s business activities to Mueller. Mueller’s probe is likely extending to Trump’s fellow Mar-a-Lago member, billionaire, and Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross. The Bank of Cyprus, where Ross served as vice president before joining Trump’s cabinet, is also a target of Mueller’s investigation, especially in relation to Trump’s and Manafort’s activities. The Bank of Cyprus’s chairman is Josef Ackerman, who just happens to be the former CEO of Deutsche Bank. A major shareholder in the Bank of Cyprus is Dmitry Rybolovlev, a Russian fertilizer oligarch who in 2008 purchased Trump’s mansion in Palm Beach, Florida for $95 million, much more than the assessed value at the time.

The “Eurasian Mafia” predominates in both real estate money laundering and the Dark Web. By not resigning from their jobs, the Justice Department leadership sent a stark warning to Trump. While Sessions recused himself from the Russia probe conducted by Comey and now being handled by Mueller, that did not include a criminal pursuit of the same Eurasian mob elements involved in Dark Web activities. A successful investigation by Mueller of Trump, Kushner, and Manafort will not be successful without the type of international cooperation shown in the Dark Web bazaar take down. Sessions, Rosenstein, McCabe, and Wainwright demonstrated to the Trump White House that it can be done. Trump’s personal legal team quit the very next day. The success at which the Dark Web illegal profiteers were rolled up and indicted can also be applied to the criminal real estate activities involving Trump and his associates. With that as DoJ’s official response to Trump’s threats, it is only a matter of time before indictments of key Trump associates are announced at a similar morning press conference.

USA TodayPresident Trump has sent private messages to Russia special counsel Robert Mueller

Inquisitr (Spectator) – Felix Sater, Trump Business Partner, Reportedly Tells Family He Is Preparing For Prison Time With POTUS

Shooting The Messenger – The Felix Sater Files  (Part II)

BloombergKushners’ China Deal Flop Was Part of Much Bigger Hunt for Cash

InterceptJared Kushner Tried and Failed to Get a Half-Billion-Dollar Bailout From Qatar

Wall Street JournalJared Kushner Details Russia Meetings, Denies Collusion

Paul Manafort’s Overseas Political Work Had a Notable Patron: A Russian Oligarch

InfowarsRobert Mueller’s Role in Clinton Scheme to Sell 20 Percent of US Uranium to Russia

ABC NewsSpecial counsel’s Russia probe loses top FBI investigator – noted by Zero Hedge/Daily Caller, Peter Strzok was the FBI agent who interviewed Hillary Clinton three days before Comey dropped her email server investigation.

McClatchyDCJohn McCain faces questions in Trump-Russia dossier case

Becker’s Hospital ReviewSen. John McCain diagnosed with brain cancer at Mayo Clinic – Phoenix

Disobedient MediaLeaked State Department Emails Reveal Connection To Donald Jr. Meeting

(The Forensicator) – New Research Shows Guccifer 2.0 Files Were Copied Locally, Not Hacked

Washington TimesHacked computer server that handled DNC email remains out of reach of Russia investigators

Washington’s BlogNSA Officials and Computer Expert: Forensic Evidence Proves DNC Emails Were LEAKED, Not Hacked

Zero HedgeWasserman-Schultz IT Aide Arrested While Attempting To Flee Country, Charged With Bank Fraud

One bombshell that has been all but ignored by the main stream media is that Imran Awan had access to Debbie Wasserman Schultz’s iPad password, meaning that the brothers also had direct access to the notorious DNC emails.

Arrested DNC Staffer Awan Retains Long-Time Clinton Associate For Legal Help

Wasserman Schultz IT Staffer “Frantically” Liquidating $2 Million In Real Estate Assets

Daily CallerFBI Seized Smashed Hard Drives From Wasserman Schultz IT Aide’s Home

House Democrat’s Office Approved $120k Write-off Linked To Awan Brothers

FOX NewsCase against Wasserman Schultz’ ex-IT aide expands with 4-count indictment

National Review (Andrew McCarthy) – The Very Strange Indictment of Debbie Wasserman Schultz’s IT Scammers

Gateway PunditQuestions Surface Regarding Imran Awan Attorney and His Connections to Bill and Hillary Clinton

Lt. Col. Tony Shaffer: Awan Brothers Sent Sensitive Intel to the Muslim Brotherhood

N.Y. PortIT staffers may have compromised sensitive data to foreign intelligence

The obligatory fog of infowar disclaimer goes with much of this section…

Radar OnlineSeth Rich Gave Natalia Veselnitskaya Secret DNC Emails One Month Before His Murder

BloombergTrump Worked With Fox News on DNC Staffer Story, Suit Claims

Sy Hersh the man in the middle? But washing his hands…

NPRBehind Fox News’ Baseless Seth Rich Story: The Untold Tale

[Harold Butowsky, a wealthy Texas Trump supporter who had financed Rod Wheeler’s investigation of the murder ostensibly on behalf of Seth Rich’s family,] says he became convinced that the FBI had a report concluding that Seth Rich’s laptop showed he had had contacts with WikiLeaks after speaking to the legendary reporter Seymour Hersh, who was also investigating Rich’s death. According to the transcripts in the lawsuit, Butowsky says Hersh had an FBI source who confirmed the report.

In an interview this week, Hersh sounds unconvinced.

“I hear gossip,” Hersh tells NPR on Monday. “[Butowsky] took two and two and made 45 out of it.”

But then there was this; citing an FBI report, Hersh directly connected Seth Rich to the DNC leaks…

Big League PoliticsAudio: Seymour Hersh States Seth Rich Was WikiLeaks Source

Global ResearchBreaking: Seymour Hersh Cracks ‘RussiaGate’ as CIA-Planted Lie, Revenge Against Trump (full transcript)

It wasn’t quite “breaking” – found at Butowsky’s Debunking Rod Wheeler Youtube channel, Audio 2 is dated July 11. Quite a blockbuster recording to have lurked unnoticed by either MSM or alt-news outlets for nearly three weeks. (We comb the feeds as thoroughly as we can and yet it did not come to our attention until late Tuesday, Aug. 1) In any case, it is noteworthy that before Hersh said ‘2  + 2 ≠ 45’ he had been saying the contrary. Might his choice of the number “45” (that of the current POTUS) be taken perhaps as some sort of a wink and nod?

In an email exchange with Joe Lauria, an angry Hersh says the recording of the phone call (which apparently occurred before June 2) was surreptitious and made public without his permission. The release may have compromised one of his vital sources…

Consortium NewsA New Twist in Seth Rich Murder Case

The NationA New Report Raises Big Questions About Last Year’s DNC Hack

Blacklisted News (FOX) – Jailed Hacker Guccifer Says U.S. Govt Fabricated Guccifer 2.0 As An “Inside Job”

New Zealand HeraldGCSB ‘had no idea’ spy gear was still targeting Kim Dotcom

GCSB found to have illegally spied on others in new Megaupload twist

Circa (Sara A. Carter) – A top FBI lawyer is allegedly under an investigation for leaking classified information to the media

BuzzFeedAs Leak Probes Abound, Tillerson Promotes Diplomat Who Passed Classified Info To AIPAC

ReutersU.S. appeals court upholds gag orders on FBI data surveillance

The HillComey’s private memos on Trump conversations contained classified material

Zero HedgeGauntlet Thrown: House Judiciary Demands Special Counsel To Investigate Comey, Lynch, And Clinton

House Intel. Chair Accuses Obama Staffers of “Hundreds Of Unmasking Requests”

New Evidence Reveals Comey Drafted Statement Exonerating Hillary Before Key Witness Interviews

American Center for Law and JusticeDOJ Document Dump to ACLJ on Clinton Lynch Meeting: Comey FBI Lied, Media Collusion, Spin, and Illegality

@KimDotcomBREAKING: Did Loretta Lynch use an alias to communicate with DOJ officials and why? Who is Elizabeth Carlisle? Dear Internet, investigate! pic.twitter.com/oqngTKDhLY

New York PostNew holes in Loretta Lynch’s story on the Hillary probe

Washington Free BeaconFmr. U.N. Amb. Power Emerges As Central Figure In Obama Unmasking Investigation

The Hill (John Solomon) – Intelligence chairman accuses Obama aides of hundreds of unmasking requests

Judicial WatchNew Abedin Emails Reveal Additional Instances of Clinton Donors Receiving Special Treatment from Clinton Department of State

Federal Court Hearing Thursday, July 20, in Hillary Clinton Email FOIA Lawsuit – Update on Deleted Clinton and Weiner Laptop Emails

Western JournalismDocuments From Weiner’s Computer Turned Over As Part Of Clinton Email Lawsuit

Counter Propa (Caitlin Johnstone) – The DNC Fraud Lawsuit Has Been Dismissed. Dismiss The Democratic Party.

Free Thought ProjectSuicided? Despite No Gun, Police Say Lawyer Connected to DNC Fraud Suit Shot Himself

InfowarsAttorney Fears For Her Life After Exposing Clinton Body Count

Miami HeraldFormer Haiti government official shoots himself in the head in Miami-area hotel

Chicago TribunePeter W. Smith, GOP operative who sought Clinton’s emails from Russian hackers, committed suicide, records show

Daily CallerDoubt Surfaces About ‘Suicide’ Claim of Clinton Investigator

Wall Street JournalWho Paid For The ‘Trump Dossier’?

The HillWatchdog files complaint alleging DNC worked with Ukraine

WaPoFBI conducted predawn raid of former Trump campaign chairman Manafort’s home

Economic PolicyFormer Goldman Sachs Executive to be Named White House Director of Communictions

It was to be short lived…

New Yorker (Ryan Lizza) – Anthony Scaramucci Called Me to Unload About White House Leakers, Reince Priebus, and Steve Bannon

Zero HedgeScaramucci Implicates Priebus In Now-Deleted Tweet Following ‘Felony’ Leak Of Financial Disclosures

New York TimesJohn Kelly, Asserting Authority, Fires Anthony Scaramucci

CBS NewsHarvard accidentally lists Scaramucci as dead in alumni directory

Town and CountryThe White House Is Undergoing a Major Renovation

The work, which will be carried out by the General Service Administration, includes:

  • Refurbishing cracked stairs leading into the White House from the South Lawn, which have not been restored in 64 years
  • Performing exterior electricity upgrades, power-washing, and resurfacing an exterior door
  • Upgrading the HVAC system, which is 27 years old and runs 24 hours a day, seven days a week
  • Fixing leaks in the lower press area of the West Wing
  • Renovating the kitchen of the Navy Mess
  • Painting and renovating to freshen up the colors and switching out curtains and carpets
  • Removing temporary stairs by the press briefing room

Patrick J. BuchananIs Trump Entering a Kill Box?

The Hill (AP) – Mattis, Kelly hatched travel pact to keep tabs on Trump: report

PoliticoSteve Bannon’s disappearing act

Bannon has not been entirely absent from the West Wing’s heftiest policy discussions. On Monday, he attended a meeting of the NSC’s Principals Committee, which includes top officials from throughout the government, according to a senior White House aide. Though the president removed Bannon from the NSC in April, the aide estimated that Bannon has been at approximately 20 percent of the Principals Committee meetings since then. Bannon has reportedly dueled with McMaster over troop levels in Afghanistan and Iraq and Syria, in each case warning against deeper U.S. involvement…

Bannon’s internal retreat has coincided with distance from other White House aides — most surprisingly Miller, a personal and ideological ally of many years. The two are “no longer working together in any substantive way,” according to a top White House aide.

Miller has followed a divergent path, integrating himself into the White House’s staff and building a strong relationship with less-ideological figures like McMaster and Trump’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner, with whom he has developed an increasingly close relationship as the two have collaborated on dozens of presidential speeches and policy initiatives…

By the end of August, Bannon and friends (except Miller) were officially out…

Daily Caller (Roger Stone) – Bannon’s Time Is Up

N.Y. TimesWhite House Purging Michael Flynn Allies From National Security Council

Circa (Sara Carter) – A letter from H.R. McMaster said Susan Rice will keep her top-secret security clearance

McMaster fired Rich Higgins over memo that discusses globalist, Islamist and deep state war against Trump…

Atlantic (Rosie Gray) – An NSC Staffer Is Forced Out Over a Controversial Memo

Foreign PolicyHere’s the Memo That Blew Up the NSC

Intelligence OnlineThiel is Trump’s intelligence guru

Wayne Madsen ReportAugust 29-30, 2017 — The Trump/Kushner “Trojan horse” inside the CIA has agency on alert

The Central Intelligence Agency is no stranger to “moles” feeding highly-classified intelligence to outside parties. The Cold War and subsequent years saw moles within the CIA being ferreted out by U.S. counter-intelligence officers. However, what is unprecedented is the fact that the current CIA director, former Kansas Tea Party Republic Representative Mike Pompeo, is suspected by CIA counter-intelligence officials of conveying critical intelligence on certain key CIA operations to Donald Trump and his close associates, including Trump son-in-law Jared Kushner. It is well known that Kushner and his ex-con father, Charles Kushner, enjoy close relations with Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and the Israeli Mossad.

What has CIA internal security and counter-intelligence personnel particularly worried is a decision by Pompeo to have the agency’s Counterintelligence Mission Center (CMC) to report to him directly. The CMC is responsible for investigating Trump and the Trump Organization’s links to a myriad of Russian and other Eurasian individuals, companies, and syndicates. Pompeo’s decision was so egregious to CIA career employees, one or more leaked to The Washington Post Pompeo’s unusual decision to have the CMC bypass its intermediate superiors within the agency’s chain-of-command and pass on all relevant information on counter-intelligence operations, including raw intelligence, directly to Pompeo.

The CMC is an outgrowth of the CIA’s original counter-intelligence center formed by the legendary CIA mole-hunter James Jesus Angleton, who suspected Soviet moles had penetrated the CIA and other government agencies. However, FBI director J. Edgar Hoover believed that Angleton was so paranoid about moles that Angleton may have been one himself. If Angleton, who was very Catholic and very anti-Communist, was a mole, it was probably for Mossad, with which he maintained an unauthorized close relationship…

When Ronald Reagan’s campaign finance chairman William Casey took over the reins at the CIA in 1981, he immediately appointed New York businessman Max Hugel to the post of Deputy Director of Operations. Hugel’s off-the-books contacts with Mossad and the Israeli government ensured his quick departure from Langley and a counter-intelligence damage assessment from his short tenure — May 1981 to July 1981  — as the head of CIA clandestine operations. The official reason Hugel was sacked was a seven-year old civil case involving securities fraud. It was much more convenient for Casey and the agency to cite an old civil case in firing Hugel than having to admit they placed a suspected Mossad mole in charge of the CIA’s espionage operations.

Bill Clinton’s CIA director, John Deutch, was investigated by CIA counter-intelligence and the FBI for mislabeling several classified CIA laptop computers as “unclassified” and taking them home. After Deutch pleaded guilty on January 19, 2001, to a misdemeanor of mishandling government secrets, Clinton pardoned him. Deutch was discovered to have used his classified laptops from home to access a number of pornographic websites, some of which downloaded data-retrieving “cookies” programs on to the computers’ hard drives.

CIA officers told the Post that Pompeo’s political activism on behalf of Trump has the agency extremely concerned about security compromises. Agency officials expressed concern to the Post that never in the history of the CIA has there been a director so willing to place politics over the agency’s non-partisan intelligence and counter-intelligence mission.

In what could be bad news for Trump and Pompeo, career CIA officers have responded to Pompeo’s political meddling in CIA operations by providing counter-intelligence evidence on suspected security breaches committed by Pompeo to Justice Department special counsel Robert Mueller and agents with the FBI. Although the CIA and FBI have had a traditionally stormy relationship, the unofficial and low-level cooperation between the CIA and the Bureau has grown closer as Pompeo has shown himself to be a dangerous mole within Langley.

Pompeo has no prior intelligence experience, other than peripheral, from serving as an Army officer in Germany after graduating from West Point. Pompeo, who ran businesses in the oil sector, received his political boost from the Koch brothers.

One anonymous CIA officer told the Post, “People have to watch him [Pompeo] . . . It’s almost as if he can’t resist the impulse to be political.” Another CIA officer fretted, “if you were passing on something too dicey [to Pompeo] he would go to the White House with it.” Even though White House Chief of Staff John Kelly and National Security Adviser (NSA) Lt. Gen. H. R. McMaster have purged the White House of far-right political hacks, Steve Bannon and Sebastian Gorka, with McMaster previously purging from the National Security Council ex-NSA Michael Flynn loyalists Ezra Cohen-Watnick, Rich Higgins, Derek Harvey, and Victoria Coates, Pompeo remains a significant malignant Trojan horse within the national security structure. Moreover, the continued presence of Kushner and Trump speechwriter, Stephen Miller, within the White House pose a significant counter-intelligence threat, especially where Israel’s Mossad is concerned.

Thanks to Kelly and McMaster, neo-con war hawk and former US ambassador to the UN John Bolton, is now also persona non grata in the Oval Office. Bolton has been trying to undo the Iranian nuclear agreement on behalf of his Israeli paymasters.

InterceptFire McMaster, Urges Pro-Israel Group Backed by Sheldon Adelson

NSO Group -covered in our June 1 edition- coming under increasing scrutiny…

N.Y. TimesSpyware in Mexico Targeted Investigators Seeking Students

CBCSlain activist’s lawyers latest known targets of spyware sold to Mexican government

Intelligence OnlineNSO chiefs’ Founders Group invests in cybersecurity firms

teleSURBlackstone Group Poised to Buy Stake in Israeli Spyware Firm

Equus Technologies is another…

Middle East MonitorIsraeli spyware found on Google Play

Pedo news…

Free Thought ProjectLargest Sex Trafficking Ring in Western US Busted — Children Openly Sold ‘In Plain Sight’

Yahoo StyleLittle girls model lingerie in ‘Victoria’s Secret’-style show

Neon NettleNavy SEAL has Assets Seized for Trying to Expose Elite Pedophile Ring

InterceptDiplomatic Underground The Sordid Double Life of Washington’s Most Powerful Ambassador

New Zealand HeraldVatican rocked: Police raid drug-fuelled gay orgy at cardinal’s apartment

Chicago Sun TimesFormer House Speaker Dennis Hastert released from Minnesota prison

Wayne Madsen Report: Former Nebraska state senator John DeCamp dies. DeCamp vigorously pursued the perpetrators of the “Franklin scandal” involving top GOP officials involved in trafficking child sex victims. The Omaha World-Herald, which was involved in the scandal itself, chose to omit the pedophile scandal from its obituary of DeCamp.

MirrorEx-BBC reporter who quit corporation after bosses shelved her investigation into Jimmy Savile dies aged 52

L.A. TimesHomicide detectives probe man’s overdose death at the home of prominent L.A. Democratic donor Ed Buck

WSJJoseph Rago, Wall Street Journal Editorial Writer, Dies at 34

His final piece: The ObamaCare Republicans

Zero HedgeJohn McCain Kills Obamacare Repeal With Single Decisive Vote

Senate GOP Rejects Rand Paul’s “Repeal-Only” Healthcare Plan

Trump Threatens To End Obamacare Payments And “Insurance Bailouts” Unless Repeal Passes

Trump-Bezos War Escalates: “Is WaPo ‘Lobbyist Weapon For Amazon’ Against Congress?”

Market WatchAmazon is getting too big and the government is talking about it

CNBCAmazon juggernaut sets its sights on its next victim: The middleman

CryptogonWorld’s Richest Person Escapes Scrutiny From His Own Paper—and Its Rivals

World Socialist Web SiteAmazon and the CIA: a match made in hell – Part One: Amazon cashes in on war crimes and mass surveillancePart Two: Amazon, war propaganda, and the suppression of free speech

New Google algorithm restricts access to left-wing, progressive web sites – Evidence of Google blacklisting of left and progressive sites continues to mount

Liberty BlitzkriegGoogle: Search Engine or Deep State Organ?

Mint Press NewsNew Senate Bill Targets WikiLeaks, Russia, Independent Press and the First Amendment

Washington ExaminerNew fears Drudge, InfoWars, Breitbart could face Dem FEC ‘inquisition’

Arizona RepublicEx-Sheriff Joe Arpaio found guilty of criminal contempt of court

FOX NewsJudge orders IRS to reveal who took part in Tea Party targeting

Zero Hedge (Time) – Leaked Obama Plan To Fight Election-Day Meddling Included ‘Martial Law’

Stock Board AssetBused In Baltimore Protesters Promote Violent Revolution In America

Counter Current News (AP) – Federal Probe Into Killing Of Black Man In Walmart Ends; Cop Who Shot Him Won’t Be Charged

Star TribuneJustine Damond fatally shot through door of Minneapolis police car, sources say

Milwaukee Journal SentinelMan charged in mass shooting plot at Milwaukee Masonic center seeks release

Free Thought ProjectParents Catch FBI in Plot to Force Mentally Ill Son to Be a Right Wing Terrorist

Congress Quietly Passed a Bill Allowing Warrantless Searches of Homes—Only 1% Opposed It

Indigenous AmericanIn Victory for Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, Court Finds That Approval of Dakota Access Pipeline Violated the Law

National ReviewGhost Voters: At least 3.5 million more people are on U.S. election rolls than are eligible to vote

APPostal Service: More red ink, missed payments as mail slumps

EFFAs First NAFTA Round Opens in Secrecy, Digital Rights Groups Fear Another TPP

WSJRegulators’ Penalties Against Wall Street Are Down Sharply in 2017

GuardianCommonwealth Bank accused of money laundering and terrorism-financing breaches

Wolf StreetCryptocurrencies Collapsed

Fearing Contagion, Russia Bails Out Bondholders in its Biggest Bank Collapse Yet

ReutersU.S. indicts suspected Russian ‘mastermind’ of $4 billion bitcoin laundering scheme

Zero HedgeMysterious Trader With “Nearly Unlimited Bankroll” Said To Manipulate, Dominate Price Of Bitcoin

(Pastebin) – Mysterious Hacker Leaks Emails Of Top US State Department Expert On Russia

Vice MotherboardResearcher Who Stopped WannaCry Ransomware Detained in US After Def Con

Sander LaarhovenIdentities of NSA Developers Exposed on GitHub

WikiLeaks (Vault 7) – BothanSpyHighriseUCL / RaytheonImperialDumbo – CouchPotatoExpressLane

WMC Action News16 dead in Marine KC-130 crash in Mississippi

The DriveThis Mysterious Military Spy Plane Has Been Flying Circles Over Seattle For Days

MassPrivateIU.S. Virgin Islands being turned into a police state by a former NYPD police officer

Guns.comOregon governor signs gun confiscation bill into law

USA TodayTrump lifts ban on military gear to local police forces

Medium (Nafeez Ahmed) – How the CIA made Google Inside the secret network behind mass surveillance, endless war, and Skynet— part 1

American Intelligence ReportPolice Receive God’s Eye Technology, Google Earth with Real Time Tivo Capabilities

The SunPARANOID ANDROID: How Google is secretly recording YOU through your mobile, monitoring millions of conversations every day and storing the creepy audio files

Center for Public IntegritySaving face: Facebook wants access without limits

AtlanticHave Smartphones Destroyed a Generation?

Counter Current NewsFBI Issues Urgent Warning On ‘Spy Toys’: They Put ‘Privacy and safety of children at risk’

eLIFEMagneto-thermal genetic deep brain stimulation of motor behaviors in awake, freely moving mice

In other words…

BGRScientists remotely hacked a brain, controlling body movements

Daily MailUS military reveals $65m funding for ‘Matrix’ projects to plug human brains directly into a computer

Privacy InternationalThe Military-Industrial Complex’s Secret War for Our Data

IEEE SpectrumNaval Research Lab Tests Swarm of Stackable CICADA Microdrones

Defense OneUS Army Boosts Spending on Genetically Engineered Spider Silk for Body Armor, Underwear

US Army Seeks Internet-of-Battlefield-Things, Distributed Bot Swarms

What the Announced NSA / Cyber Command Split Means

Medium (Nafeez Ahmed) – Pentagon study declares American empire is ‘collapsing’ – Report demands massive expansion of military-industrial complex to maintain global ‘access to resources’

Strategic Culture (Alex Gorka) – US Military Presence Overseas Mushrooming: Here, There and Everywhere

BloombergThe Tiny Satellites Ushering in the New Space Revolution

Washington’s BlogMajor Mistake Found in Congressional Creation of Space Army

(Solari Report) – Documentation of US Dept of Defense admitting ‘losing’ $6.5 trillion ($65,000 per average US family), with 18 year history of ‘losing’ trillions. Your .01% illegal rogue state government at ‘work’ until ‘We the People’ demand arrests for OBVIOUS crimes in war, looting, lying

(Eric Zuesse) – Trillions of Dollars in U.S. Military Spending Is Unaccounted-For

Newsbud (Sibel Edmonds) – NATO-CIA-Pentagon: Junction of the Real Druglords & Warlords

McClatchyDCPentagon secretly tested chemical weapons on US troops. Vets demand to know the cost

Prison PlanetStudy Suggests Drugging Up Germans to Accept More Migrants

CryptogonThe Strange Case of Wyndham Lathem, Andrew Warren and Trenton James Cornell-Duranleau

MIT Technology ReviewFirst Human Embryos Edited in U.S.

RTScientists 3D-print ‘high-resolution’ living tissue

Consortium News (Joe Lauria) – Worries about a Galveston Bio-Lab

InhabitatHurricane Harvey damaged ExxonMobil refineries, causing hazardous pollutants to leak

NBC NewsCrosby, Texas, Chemical Plant Explodes Twice, Arkema Group Says

The Economic CollapseEnvironmental Nightmare! Dozens Of Highly Toxic Substances Have Been Found In Tap Water All Over America

ReutersScant oversight, corporate secrecy preceded U.S. weed killer crisis

N.Y. TimesMonsanto Emails Raise Issue of Influencing Research on Roundup Weed Killer

Bangor Daily NewsLePage signs food sovereignty law, the first of its kind in the nation

TruthoutThe Biotech Industry Is Taking Over the Regulation of GMOs From the Inside

Scientists Warn of “Biological Annihilation” as Warming Reaches Levels Unseen for 115,000 Years

GuardianPepsico, Unilever and Nestlé accused of complicity in illegal rainforest destruction

UK condemned over ‘shocking’ export of deadly weedkiller to poorer countries

Fukushima: robot images show massive deposits thought to be melted nuclear fuel

KATU 2Radioactive plutonium detected in air near Hanford

Wayne Madsen Report – BBC: Unexploded “World War II bomb” discovered at Fukushima nuclear site. Nonsense, workers likely found a casing for one of Japan’s quick turnaround nuclear bombs that relied on nuclear material at Fukushima reactor site.

National GeographicPlastic Garbage Patch Bigger Than Mexico Found in Pacific

Obama fulfills 2008 campaign promise…

SHTFPlan (NASA) – NASA Confirms Falling Sea Levels For Two Years Amidst Media Blackout

ReutersScientists dim sunlight, suck up carbon dioxide to cool planet

Liberty BeaconGeoEngineering Targeting Texas w/Hurricane Harvey & Exclusive Interview with Weather War 101

OilPrice.comResearchers Announce Nuclear Fusion Breakthrough

ExpressFears that deadly Yellowstone supervolcano about to BLOW after 1400 earthquakes hit

SHTFPlanNASA’S Risky Plan To Save Us From Yellowstone Could Trigger A Massive Eruption

The Sun‘Strange’ signals that appear to be coming from a star close to Earth may have been sent by ALIENS, scientists say

Business InsiderAstronomers have detected ‘strange signals’ that may come from a star 11 light-years away

Planetary Habitability LaboratoryStrange Signals from the Nearby Red Dwarf Star Ross 128 – The Weird! Signal

New AtlasNew exoplanet-hunting camera fires up in Chile

TASSRussia, China to sign cooperation deal on Moon exploration

Updates on old news…

IndependentLabour joins 9/11 survivors in demanding Theresa May release suppressed Saudi Arabia terrorism report

Theresa May rejects appeal from 9/11 survivors to release suppressed Saudi Arabia terror report

RTFBI allowed to hide details of secret 9/11 report – judge

28 PagesGitmo Judge Blocks 9/11 Defense Attorneys from Viewing 28 Pages

YourNewsWireCIA Agent Confesses On Deathbed: ‘We Blew Up WTC7 On 9/11’

Al JazeeraJury to decide fate of CIA torture psychologists

Zero HedgeFederal Court Tosses Murder Conviction Of Ex-Blackwater Guard In 2007 Iraq Massacre

Newly Unearthed CIA Memo: Media Are The “Principal Villains”

Penny for your thoughtsEU President Donald Tusk Testifies, Again, On Polish Government Plane Crash Coup

LiveLeakOdessa massacre: Ukrainian expert stated that phosgene was used in Trade Unions House!

Fort Russ (translating Политнавигатор) – Love triangle or something else? Nemtsov killer sentenced to 20 years in prison

Cryptogon (University of Washington) – Synthesizing Obama

Blacklisted NewsTruman put Nukes in Guam and Gave the Order to Nuke North Korea

(National Archives) – NEW: 3,810 JFK assassination documents. 441 never seen before. 3,369 now unredacted

WhoWhatWhyWhat CIA Hid from the Rockefeller Committee

IntelNewsCold War files show CIA support for guerrilla warfare inside USSR (Part I) (Part II)

Trump beholden to neocons leaves Syria policy floundering… Saudi regime shift motivated to protect 9/11 perps?… USS Fitzgerald struck by AIS hack off coast of Japan?… Was Capitol Hill targeted to spark civil war?… much, much more…

…among the many questions raised with our headlines of interest for June into July 2017…

[Editor’s note: we will update this timeline, but expect the next edition to publish in the late summer, barring any major developments]

If it seemed that the month began on a happy note regarding U.S./Russia coordination in Syria, the situation soon devolved…

Al Monitor (June 1) – US, Russia hold secret talks over south Syria safe zone

RT (June 6) – US-led coalition destroys pro-government forces within deconfliction zone in Syria – Pentagon

Syrian Arab News AgencyForeign Ministry: Coalition’s attack on Syrian army is act of supporting terrorism

ReutersPro-Assad alliance threatens to hit U.S. positions in Syria

(June 8) – U.S. downs pro-Syrian drone that fired at coalition forces: spokesman

There is some question (@vszyb) about the time-stamp of the drone video.

Washington Free BeaconIranian Drone Shadows U.S. Forces In Syria Day Before Attack

Al Masdar NewsSyrian Army overruns US-backed rebels, recaptures strategic hilltop

(June 10) – US warplanes bomb ISIS neighborhoods in Raqqa with incendiary airstrikes

(June 12) – Humongous ISIS convoy allowed to escape Raqqa to fight the Syrian Army instead

Tolo NewsUS-led Coalition Colluding With Daesh In Syria: Russia

RT (June 16) – ISIS leader Al-Baghdadi reportedly killed in Russia-led airstrike – MoD

SputnikIranian Revolutionary Guard Confirms Daesh Chief Baghdadi is Dead

Tehran Times (June 18, videos at Alert 5) – Iran fires missiles at ISIS in Syria for Tehran attacks

SANAArmy general command: international coalition air force targets an army’s warplane in Raqqa countryside

Zero Hedge (June 19) – Russia Slams US Downing Of Syrian Jet As “Act Of Aggression” And “Support For Terrorists”

Alert 5This F/A-18E fired a AIM-9 and AIM-120 to down the Syrian Su-22

ABC NewsRussia warns it will treat US-led coalition jets in parts of Syria as targets after US downed Syrian plane

Washington ExaminerUS pilots will defend themselves as Russia threatens aircraft over Syria, Pentagon says

GuardianAustralia suspends air missions over Syria amid US-Russia tensions

Blacklisted News (Eric Zuesse) – Russia Announces No-Fly Zone in Syria — War Against U.S. In Mid-East

FOX News (June 20) – US shoots down Iranian drone in Syria

Spiritual leader of Islamic State killed May 31, announced June 20…

U.S. Central CommandCoalition forces killed Turki-al-Bin’ ali

ReutersIslamic State blows up historic Mosul mosque where it declared ‘caliphate’: Iraqi military

Al Masdar NewsTurkish troops arrive at northern Aleppo to fight Kurds

The Saker (June 23) – Kalibr cruise missiles strikes on ISIS targets in Syria by the Russian Navy

June 25: The latest from Seymour Hersh, now publishing even further afield from his original home at the NYT, as the London Review of Books proved too timid to challenge the orthodoxy regarding Assad and chemical weapons…

Welt am SonntagTrump’s Red Line

In this account of the early days of April, a broad swath of U.S. military and intelligence was well appraised of the immanent Syrian decapitation attack against a meeting of jihadist leadership at Khan Sheikhoun. The Russians had provided the Syrians with a guided missile containing conventional explosives, and in keeping with deconfliction protocol, informed U.S. and allied forces of the planned flight path. The “chemical attack” was likely a case of collateral damage as a result of stored materials in the same facility being released in a toxic cloud with the explosion. Following the attack, Hersh’s sources say that Trump was well appraised of the facts, but was too strongly affected by the ghastly televised images (of unknown provenance) to heed the caution of his intelligence community officials.

As if on cue, days before the publication of the Hersh article, DCI Mike Pompeo assures the public in an MSNBC interview that Trump is an “avid consumer” of IC product. Anticipatory damage control? It is noteworthy that Welt am Sonntag independently confirmed Hersh’s source – whether directly or indirectly, this would involve communications originating from a foreign location, and these were in all likelihood intercepted by CIA and/or NSA.

Excerpts from a chat protocol between “a security advisor and an active American soldier on duty at a key base in the region” as provided to Hersh…

April 6, 2017

American Soldier: We got a fuckin‘ problem

Security-Adviser: What happened? Is it the Trump ignoring the Intel and going to try to hit the Syrians? And that we’re pissing on the Russians?

AS: This is bad…Things are spooling up.

SA: You may not have seen trumps press conference yesterday. He’s bought into the media story without asking to see the Intel. We are likely to get our asses kicked by the Russians. Fucking dangerous. Where are the godamn adults? The failure of the chain of command to tell the President the truth, whether he wants to hear it or not, will go down in history as one of our worst moments.

AS: I don’t know. None of this makes any sense. We KNOW that there was no chemical attack. The Syrians struck a weapons cache (a legitimate military target) and there was collateral damage. That’s it. They did not conduct any sort of a chemical attack.

AS: And now we’re shoving a shit load of TLAMs (tomahawks) up their ass.

SA: There has been a hidden agenda all along. This is about trying to ultimately go after Iran…

And there’s the rub. In the article, Hersh notes that an “allied nation” (our guess: Israel) provided intercepts of Syrian communications…

U.S. intelligence was tasked with establishing what had happened. Among the pieces of information received was an intercept of Syrian communications collected before the attack by an allied nation. The intercept, which had a particularly strong effect on some of Trump’s aides, did not mention nerve gas or sarin, but it did quote a Syrian general discussing a “special” weapon and the need for a highly skilled pilot to man the attack plane. The reference, as those in the American intelligence community understood, and many of the inexperienced aides and family members close to Trump may not have, was to a Russian-supplied bomb with its built-in guidance system.

Hersh does not name the aides and family members, but it has already been widely reported that Ivanka and Jared Kushner had strong emotional reactions to the images. There are other motivations at play, however; likely among those pushing for a false interpretation of the images and intercepts were two holdovers from Michael Flynn’s brief tenure on the National Security Council – Ezra Cohen-Watnik and Derek Harvey – who have been persistently advocating U.S. escalation against Iran backed forces in Syria as a pathway for an ever widening conflict…

Foreign PolicyWhite House Officials Push for Widening War in Syria Over Pentagon Objections

The FP article is somewhat reassuring that the Pentagon brass will not allow the White House neocons to get very far with their agenda, unlike in the G.W. Bush administration where chicken-hawk neocons  Perle and Wolfowitz and Feith did prevail. There is some confirmation of this with a June 23 Pentagon press conference (transcript) where U.S. coalition spokesman Col. Ryan Dillon virtually roots for Assad and Iran-backed forces in their efforts to defeat ISIS, quoted in…

Moon of AlabamaLocked Into Al-Tanf U.S. Military Concedes It Lost The Race To Occupy South-East Syria

We are here to fight ISIS as a coalition, but if others want to fight ISIS and defeat them, then we absolutely have no problem with that. And as they move eastward toward Abu Kamal and to Deir Ezzour, if we — as long as we can de-conflict and make sure that we can focus on what it is we’re there to do, without having any kind of strategic mishaps with the regime or with pro-regime forces or with Russians, then that is — we’re perfectly happy with that.

Our emphasis, since we can count on the neocons to game for those “strategic mishaps”… Lo and behold, the day after Hersh’s article…

APUS cites preparations for chemical weapons attack in Syria

Operative term: “it appeared” that Syria was going to launch another chemical attack. And then they didn’t. What if, however, as with what was reported by Hersh, another decapitation strike was being prepared with conventional weapons against the rebel leadership? Then IS and other jihadist forces get a little more breathing space, just as they were being suffocated…

ReutersU.S. says its warning appears to have averted Syrian chemical attack

ThereAreNoSunglasses (translation of RT France) – Predicted Chemical Weapons Provocation Materializes In East Ghouta…NOW WHAT?

GuardianSarin used in April Syria attack, chemical weapons watchdog confirms

Fort Russ (translating Русской Весны) – OPCW report on sarin at Idlib based on terrorist sources — Syrian Foreign Ministry

(translating Al Mayadeen) – Israeli Air Force Raids Syria Right After the Syrian Forces Annihilate at Least 45 Al Nusra Front Terrorists

ISIS and the Coalition Forces Jointly Attack the Village in Syria, Coalition Forces Admit to Have Used White Phosphorous in Raqqah 

(translating SANA) – “We Have Evidence US and its Allies Are Secretly Providing Cover for Al Nusra/Tahrir Al Sham Terrorists” – Lavrov

Global Research (Stephen Lendman) – More Evidence of US Support for ISIS

Guardian (Seumas Milne) – Now the truth emerges: how the US fuelled the rise of Isis in Syria and Iraq

Free Thought ProjectDeclassified Docs Prove US Gov’t Knowingly Armed ISIS, Claimed Weapons Were ‘Lost’

As for the moral outrage expressed over the atrocity exhibition du jour – as seen on TV – the pleas of humanity coming from a Bush, Obama, Clinton or Trump ring hollow in light of these things not seen so much on TV…

(AP) – They Were ‘Grilled Alive’: US Govt Exposed Running Nazi-Like Torture Program

IndependentUS-led coalition admits killing at least 484 civilians in air strikes against Isis in Syria and Iraq

AntiwarUS Airstrikes Hit Apartments in Raqqa, Kill 43 Civilians

Al Masdar NewsUS-backed forces cutoff water to over 1 million people in Aleppo City

NPRU.S.-Led Coalition Has Used White Phosphorus In Fight For Mosul, General Says

Middle East EyeAfter Mosul: The coming break-up of Iraq and end of the Middle East

Concurrent with the events in Syria, the “get Iran” crowd enjoyed shake-ups in the Gulf…

Another Day In The EmpireSaudi Arabia, Bahrain, Egypt, UAE Sever Ties with Qatar Over Terrorism

Zero Hedge (FT) – The Shocking Trigger Behind Today’s Gulf Scandal: Qatar Paid Al-Qaeda, Iran $1BN In Hostage Deal

(June 6) – Terrorists Raid Iran Parliament, Mausoleum; Gunmen, Suicide Bombers Leave At Least 12 DeadISIS Releases A Video Of Iran Parliament Attack

Fars News AgencyIran’s IRGC Vows to Avenge Tehran Terrorist Attacks

Leader Plays Down Tehran Attacks as Fireworks, Says Incident Proves Preciseness of Iran’s Strategy

Mehr News AgencyFemale terrorist of Tehran terror attacks in custody

Middle East EyeIranian Revolutionary Guard blames Saudi Arabia for Tehran attack

BloombergTop Middle East Ports Shun Qatar as Saudis Tighten Isolation

Wayne Madsen ReportJune 7-8, 2017 — Adelson, Israel behind Gulf Arab split

Casino magnate Sheldon Adelson and Israeli interests he funds are behind a series of computer hacking incidents that have resulted in a serious split between Qatar, the home of the U.S. Central Command’s massive Al-Udeid airbase, and a bloc of Qatar’s erstwhile Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) allies that include Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, and Bahrain.

WMR has learned from unimpeachable intelligence sources who monitor Adelson’s worldwide activities that the casino tycoon has used the neo-conservative and Washington-based Foundation for the Defense of Democracies and like-minded groups, all with close propaganda links to the Israeli government, to spread falsehoods attributed to the Emir of Qatar and the UAE government. The reason for the propaganda operation is to drive a wedge between Arab states that take a strong stand against Iran and those who maintain cordial ties to Iran. …

InterceptHacked Emails Show Top UAE Diplomat Coordinating With Pro-Israel Think Tank Against Iran

Al MonitorSaudi foreign policy pushes Iran, Turkey closer

ReutersTurkey rejects call to shut military base in Qatar

The DuranTURKEY: new accusations against UAE for financing anti-Erdogan coup

Al JazeeraTurkish parliament approves troop deployment in Qatar

Middle East EyeRevealed: Secret details of Turkey’s new military pact with Qatar

The Trump effect: How the political offensive against Qatar started

Intelligence OnlineHow Washington allowed the anti-Qatar offensive to come into being

Thiel seeks to share Palantir and SpaceX with Gulf

Notwithstanding the now singled out “bad guy” on the block, there is still money to be made…

AntiwarUS and Qatar seal $12bn deal for F-15 fighter jets

BBCHow BAE sold cyber-surveillance tools to Arab states

Intelligence OnlineUNITED ARAB EMIRATES/ISRAEL 07/06/2017 Diplomatic row over arms contract negotiating protocol

The Times (June 17) – Trade talks between Israel and Saudi Arabia mark a historic first

TelegraphUAE warned US it could end intelligence cooperation over 9/11 victims claims

The Saudi royals are also liable to 9/11 claims; they could at the very least be asked to testify as material witnesses, which prospect perhaps was a factor in deposing Muhammad bin Nayef as Crown Prince. Though Nayef has been heralded as the “Prince of counterterrorism” (Brookings), he was an official in the interior ministry beginning two years before 9/11. His father, Nayef bin Abdul-Azziz, dubbed the Black Prince for his close alignment with the Wahhabi spiritual leaders, had supported Osama bin Laden’s alliance with the mujahedin in Afghanistan and was slow to recognize Al Qaeda as a threat; when 9/11 came, he said of the Saudi 15 out of 19 alleged hijackers, that they were simply “dupes in a Zionist plot”. The elder Nayef died before he could assume the throne, leaving Nayef the son in his place, until the usurpation by the much younger Mohammad bin Salman (who had only turned 16 on Aug. 31, 2001)…

GuardianMohammed bin Salman al-Saud: the hothead who would be king

Zero Hedge (June 21) – After Shocking Saudi Shakeup “Not A Question Of If But When New Escalation With Iran Starts”

(NYT, Reuters) – Saudi Deny Deposed Saudi Crown Prince Barred From Leaving Kingdom, “Confined To Palace”

AhlulBayt News Agency18 Israeli fighter jets landed in Saudi Arabia to prevent coup

Middle East Monitor (thenewkhalij.org) – Saudi prince reveals ‘US conditions’ for Mohamed Bin Salman to be king

Consortium News (Alastair Crooke) – How Israeli/Saudi ‘Alliance’ Plays Trump

Similar motivations would seem to be driving policy in the UK as well…

RTTheresa May ‘sitting’ on UK terrorism funding report to protect Saudi allies

Mint Press News (IGA) – Report: Saudi Arabia Hid Knowledge Of Saudi Students In U.S. Who Joined ISIS

Fars News Agency (June 22) – Whistle-Blower: Saudi Arabia, UAE Plotting to Stage Coup in Qatar

Guardian (June 23) – Qatar given 10 days to meet 13 sweeping demands by Saudi Arabia

Middle East Eye‘An attack on free thought’: Middle East Eye responds to Saudi demands

UAE crown prince asked US to bomb Al Jazeera, says 2003 cable

Daily MailAttack on Grand Mosque in Mecca is foiled as suspect blows himself up after a gunfight with Saudi security forces as Ramadan nears climax

As the 10 day ultimatum expires…

Zero Hedge (July 3) – Saudi Grants Qatar 2-Day Ultimatum Extension As Saudi King Unexpectedly Skips G-20 Summit

Strategic-Culture (Peter Korzun) – NATO Launches Its Own Operation in the Middle East

Daily SabahGermany to start moving its planes from Incirlik in July

Penny for your thoughtsTurkey/US Relations Nosedive & Brett McGurk as Lawrence of Kurdistan?

Al MonitorTurkey wary of NATO’s decision to join fight against IS

German troops poised to leave Turkey for Jordan

IDF prepares for future of war in region

Netanyahu dictates agenda in meeting with US envoys

USS George H. W. Bush arrives in Israeli port on July 1…

Ynet NewsUS aircraft carrier to dock in Haifa

AangirfanIsraeli Commandos in Cyprus

Wall Street JournalIsrael Gives Secret Aid to Syrian Rebels

Moon of AlabamaIsrael’s Fire Support For Its Al-Qaeda Mercenaries Started Three Years Ago

TasnimIsraeli Warplanes Hit Multiple Targets in Gaza Strip

Islamic Republic News AgencyIranian, Chinese joint military exercises kick off in Persian Gulf

Arab NewsSaudi navy has foiled terror attack on offshore oilfield — SPA

Middle East EyeTehran says Saudi coastguard killed Iranian fisherman

Alert 5 (Saudi Press Agency) – Missile attack on UAE vessel off Yemen

Abna24Four Saudi troops killed by Yemeni snipers in Asir

GeoPolitics AlertSaudi Arabia Conducts Over 50 Air Raids on Yemen in Just 24 Hours

Antiwar (N.Y.Times) – US Aid Coordinator in Yemen Also Oversaw Commando Shipments

NBC NewsPentagon Uses New Authority to Strike Somali Terrorist Outpost

Voice of AmericaUS Strike Targets Al-Shabab in Somalia

News24Jihadists kill two, kidnap others in Mali army camp attack

IntelNewsEmiratis, Saudis, secretly assisting Libyan rebels with air power, says UN

Intelligence OnlinePutin moves up a gear in his support for General Haftar

Africa IntelligenceLibyan Wings soars over anti-Belhadj blockade… for now

Battle for control of the BSIC, Gaddafi’s former nest egg in the Sahel

Maghreb ConfidentialLiberation of Saif sparks off tribal bidding war

Gaddafi’s supporters return home

Fort Russ (translating Mathaba Media) – Support for the return of the Libyan Arab Jamahiriya

(L’Antidiplomatico) – ICC calls for immediate arrest of Saif-al-Islam Gaddafi

The DuranThe mysterious fate of Saif al-Islam Gaddafi

Newsbud (Bas Spliet) – The ‘Humanitarian’ Destruction of Libya – Part 2: Gaddafi and NATO, a History of DeceptionPart 3: The War on Africa

ThereAreNoSunglasses (Morocco World News) – Morocco Leads the Mavericks, Refusing To Bend To Saudies/Emiratis On Qatar

Al Bashir fires minister Taha Osman Ahmed al Hussein returning from Riyadh; accused as CIA asset…

Indian Ocean Newsletter  – Khartoum strictly neutral in Qatar dispute

Eritrea, everybody’s favorite enemy

Middle East MonitorReport: Saudi Arabia paid Egypt $25bn for Red Sea islands

Center for Public IntegrityTrump appointee is a Saudi government lobbyist

Wolf Street“Largest Single Arms Deal in US History” Turns into “Fake News”

ReutersLockheed nears $37 billion-plus deal to sell F-35 jet to 11 countries

‘Axis of love’: Saudi-Russia detente heralds new oil order

Love?…

The DuranSaudi Arabia won’t “go soft” on Putin anymore, vows to destroy “Russian forces in Syria in 3 days”

Voltairenet (Thierry Meyssan) – A wind of secularism blows over the Muslim world

On the eastern front…

Yonhap News Agency (June 7) – Cheong Wa Dae says deployment of THAAD should be suspended for now

Hours later, as if making a sales pitch for the Pentagon…

N. Korea fires multiple ballistic missiles: S. Korean military

Yet it remains a hard sell…

Strategic-CultureSouth Korea Delays THAAD Deployment – What Next?

Alert 5 (Chosunilbo) – China wants to inspect THAAD battery in South Korea

(Reuters) – North Korean drone was spying on THAAD site before it crashed

Shades of the USS Liberty?…

Zero Hedge (June 17) – Seven Sailors Missing After US Navy Destroyer Collides With Merchant Vessel Off Japan

US Destroyer Nearly Sunk After Deadly Collision; Bodies Of Seven US Sailors Found

ReutersAn hour passed before Japan authorities were notified of Fitzgerald collision

U.S. likely to bar Japan investigators from interviewing warship crew, official says

U.S. warship stayed on deadly collision course despite warning-container ship captain

Washington Free BeaconFreighter Was On Autopilot When It Hit U.S. Destroyer

Wayne Madsen suggests AIS hacking involved (see our April 23, 2016 for other possible instances of AIS manipulation)…

WMRJune 26-27, 2017 — U.S. Navy heading into cover-up mode in collision of the USS Fitzgerald

U.S. Navy sources report to WMR that the Navy is heading into familiar cover-up mode in the official investigation of the collision of the Arleigh Burke-class destroyer USS Fitzgerald (DDG-62) with the ACX Crystal, a Philippines-flagged container ship manned by a Filipino crew of 20. The collision, which killed seven U.S. Navy sailors who drowned in a flooded below-water line berthing compartment, took place near Japan’s Izu Peninsula on June 17 at 2:20 am local time. The Crystal  was under charter to a Japanese firm, Nippon Yusen KK (NYK), and was en route from Nagoya to Tokyo. The Crystal’s registration holder is Sinbanali Shipping, Inc. based in Manila, and its actual owner is Dainichi-Invest Corporation of Kobe, Japan.

The Navy’s investigation of the incident is headed by Rear Admiral Brian Fort, a Navy nuclear power-trained surface warfare officer. The Fitzgerald is not nuclear powered but driven by four gas turbine engines.

Significant questions have been raised internally within the U.S. Navy about the Crystal’s pre-collision series of bizarre maneuvers, including “corkscrew” turns. Such maneuvers are practically unheard of for merchant vessels, particularly container ships, which follow direct routes in order to save time and money. After the odd series of turns, the Crystal struck the Fitzgerald amidship.

The Crystal waited for almost an entire hour before it reported the collision to the Japanese Coast Guard, a factor that may have led to the seven fatalities aboard the Fitzgerald. The Crystal, which was heading east toward Tokyo from Nagoya, turned around off the Izu Peninsula, completing a full circle, before making a sharp right turn and striking the Fitzgerald. Plainly put, the container ship, which is three times the size of the Fitzgerald, appears to have turned around purposely in order to collide with the Navy destroyer.

[jpg] Crystal made a circular course deviation prior to the one that resulted in the collision with the Fitzgerald

There is also the curious fact that the Crystal engaged in approximately the same circle pattern before making the same series of turns just prior to colliding with the Fitzgerald. It is as if the Crystal was making a dry run test some 45 nautical miles to the west of the impact point before making the actual fatal right turn into the Fitzgerald.

[jpg] The Crystal veered off course twice prior to colliding with the Fitzgerald

The Crystal’s charter company, NYK, reports the collision occurred at 1:30 am and the Japanese Coast Guard has come around to agree with that as the time of the incident. The commander of the 7th Fleet, Vice Admiral Joseph Aucoin, has offered no explanation for the 50 minute time discrepancy for the collision between the Crystal’s crew, NYK, and the Japanese Coast Guard and the Navy. There is also the curious event of President Trump waiting two entire days before tweeting his condolences to the families of the drowned Navy sailors.

Several questions will dominate the Navy’s investigation. First, why was the Crystal navigating on unsupervised autopilot in one of the busiest shipping channels in the world? Why did the Fitzgerald’s state-of-the-art combat information center, in addition to the bridge watch section, not detect the presence of a ship three times the destroyer’s size? Why didn’t the starboard lookout on board the Fitzgerald detect that his ship was in extremis from the well-known danger signals of a vessel on a constant bearing with decreasing range? Why did the Fitzgerald not know of the Crystal’s close proximity via the container ship’s Automatic Identification System’s (AIS) repeated VHF radio transmissions? Although U.S. Navy ships have similar AIS systems, they often disable them when on sensitive missions. However, Navy ships routinely turn on their AIS systems when under the control systems of local vessel tracking services (VTS), such as the Tokyo Bay VTS. AIS systems are installed on some 400,000 ships, navigation buoys, lighthouses, and offshore oil drilling platforms around the world. If the Fitzgerald’s AIS was activated, there should have been a warning on both vessels of the Crystal’s close proximity. The Crystal’s AIS was squawking its location at the time of the collision, as evidenced by its track being transmitted to various websites, including Marinetraffic.com.

[jpg] Two U.S. Navy navigational incidents in five months in Tokyo Bay have Navy officials concerned about maritime cyber-hijacking. Left: USS Fitzgerald after collision with container vessel. Right: USS Antietam after running aground in Tokyo Bay in January 2017.

In January of this year, the Navy’s Ticonderoga-class cruiser USS Antietam (CG-54) ran aground in Tokyo harbor, near the Navy facility at Yokosuka. The cause of the incident, which resulted in a leak of 1100 gallons of hydraulic oil, but no injuries, remains as murky as the collision outside of Tokyo harbor between the Fitzgerald and Crystal.

There is one scenario that has some Navy officials extremely alarmed. They fear that the Crystal  may have fallen victim to maritime cyber-hijacking of its Automatic Identification System and Electronic Chart Display and Information System (ECDIS). Some “white hat” hackers have previously hacked AIS systems, causing them to cease broadcasting their locations. In one case, hackers corrupting an AIS system managed to have a tug boat disappear from the Mississippi River. Not only did the tug disappear, but the hackers manipulated the AIS data to have it reappear on a lake in downtown Dallas, Texas. ECDIS, which replaces paper nautical charts, can also be hacked because its components of AIS, Navtex (navigational telex), radar, and depth sounders are all vulnerable to data manipulation. The satellite-based Global Positioning System (GPS) has fallen victim to similar cyber-hacking attacks.

Although the U.S. intelligence community would rather not reveal the extent of the vulnerability of ships to cyber-hijacking on the high seas, it is believed that North Korea, China, Taiwan, South Korea, Iran, Israel, Australia, India, and the United Kingdom are among the nations that possess such a capability. Even pirates based in Somalia have shown an interest in cyber-hacking to support their plunder on the high seas.

The Crystal’s crew was reportedly asleep during the ship’s odd turning patterns and the autopilot’s warning system appears to have been disabled. However, the hacking of the Crystal’s navigation system does not explain the failure of the Fitzgerald to detect the container ship, unless the Fitzgerald’s combat information center, including navigation and radar systems, also came under a cyber-attack. If the vessels fell victim to a simultaneous cyber-attack and there was any intelligence pointing in that direction, it would explain why the White House waited two full days to comment on the incident and send condolences, albeit via Twitter, to the victims’ families.

A White House that thrives on a lack of transparency, coupled with the Navy’s long tradition of obfuscation and faulty investigations into such incidents as the June 1967 Israeli attack on the USS Liberty, the July flight deck fire on board the USS Forrestal, the sinking of the submarine USS Scorpion in 1968, the 1989 explosion of a gun turret on the USS Iowa, the 2000 terrorist attack in Aden harbor on the USS Cole, the January 2001 collision between the submarine USS Greenville and Japanese fishing trawler Ehime Maru, and countless others, will likely result in the real reason for the Fitzgerald-Crystal collision never being revealed.

FOX News (June 19) – Otto Warmbier dead: Trump condemns ‘brutal’ North Korea regime

WLWT (Cincinnati) – Coroner: Otto Warmbier’s family objects to autopsy

@realDonaldTrump (June 20) – While I greatly appreciate the efforts of President Xi & China to help with North Korea, it has not worked out. At least I know China tried!

Yonhap (June 21) – N. Korea is open to moratorium on nuclear, missile tests: report

(June 22) – N. Korea conducts rocket engine test in suspected ICBM development: report

Korea TimesMoon observes test-firing of new ROK ballistic missile

DPRK celebrates U.S. Independence Day…

RTPyongyang claims to have fired first ICBM

Korean Central News AgencyReport of DPRK Academy of Defence Science

Pyongyang, July 4 (KCNA) — The Academy of Defence Science of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea released the following report Tuesday:

Scientists and technicians of the DPRK Academy of Defence Science successfully carried out the test-fire of inter-continental ballistic rocket Hwasong-14, newly researched and developed by them under the strategic decision of Kim Jong Un, chairman of the Workers’ Party of Korea, chairman of the State Affairs Commission of the DPRK and supreme commander of the Korean People’s Army.

The rocket blasted off from the northwestern part of the DPRK at 9:00, July 4, Juche 106 (2017) to make 39 minute flight along its pre-set trajectory before accurately hitting the target waters in the open sea in the East Sea of Korea.

The test-launch was carried out at the maximum angle launch system and had no adverse effect on the security of neighboring countries.

The rocket flew 933km, reaching an altitude of 2, 802km.

Kim Jong Un, Supreme Leader of our party, state and the army, personally observed the process of the test-launch in field and solemnly declared before the world its shining success.

The success in the test-fire of inter-continental ballistic rocket Hwasong-14, final gate to rounding off the state nuclear force, at just one go is a powerful manifestation of the invincible state might and the tremendous capability of the self-reliant national defence industry of Juche Korea that has advanced at a remarkably rapid pace under the great Workers’ Party of Korea’s new line on the simultaneous development of the two fronts, and a great auspicious event to be specially recorded in the history of the DPRK which has long craved for powerful defence capabilities.

As a full-fledged nuclear power that has been possessed of the most powerful inter-continental ballistic rocket capable of hitting any part of the world, along with nuclear weapons, the DPRK will fundamentally put an end to the U.S. nuclear war threat and blackmail and reliably defend the peace and stability of the Korean peninsula and the region. -0-

Alert 5Hwasong-14 ICBM test-firing video from KCTV

If war should come, what is the principle motivating factor? This?…

38 NorthNorth Korea Nuclear EMP Attack: An Existential Threat

Or this?…

QuartzNorth Korea is sitting on trillions of dollars of untapped wealth, and its neighbors want in

Rense (Yoichi Shimatzu) – Israeli Lobby And Obama Served Up Warm Beer To Cold Korea

KTOO (Juneau, Alaska) – Kodiak to host test for Israeli interceptor missile

Intelligence OnlineGEOINT “Three Eyes” ready for take-off in the Pacific

Zero HedgeChina Sends Warships, Fighter Jets To Intercept US Destroyer In South China Sea

AntiwarUS Troops Are Inside ISIS-Held Philippines City of Marawi

SITEIS Operative Indicates IS Responsibility for Resorts World Manila Attack

InquirerDuterte: Resorts World attack work of ‘crazy man,’ not Islamic State

ThereAreNoSunglasses (Manila Bulletin) – Philippines Claims Maute Terrorists Nearly Mopped-Up

ReutersSeven U.S. soldiers wounded in insider attack at Afghan base: official

APTroop plan for Afghanistan seeks to regain battlefield edge

ThereAreNoSunglasses (June 3) – Mourners of Yesterday’s Kabul Protesters Deaths Attacked By Suicide-Bombers At Funeral

(June 23 Reuters) – TTP Terrorist Remnants Murder 40 In Parachinar and Quetta, Pakistan

(The Times of Islamabad) – Afghan Air Force mysteriously drops weapons supply to ISIS-Khorasan 2 days ahead of blasts in Pakistan: Russia

(The Times) – British SAS—Terrorists Or Storm-Troopers?

Pentagon/CIA Repackages Afghan Govt. Terrorist Force As “The Renouncers”

ReutersChina, Kyrgyzstan border forces hold exercises to stop arms smuggling

Труд350 diplomatic flights carry weapons for terrorists

New Eastern Outlook (Tony Cartalucci) – ISIS “Coincidentally” Appears Along China’s One Belt, One Road

Asia Times (Pepe Escobar) – Fear and loathing on the Afghan Silk Road

The DiplomatIndia and Pakistan to Join SCO, Is Iran Next?

Daily PakistanIran operating drones in Balochistan since March

India TimesSCO could give platform to India, Pakistan to resolve disputes: Chinese media

Strategic-Culture (Wayne Madsen) – Conflict Danger Atop the ‘Roof of the World’

On the western front…

Baltic TimesNATO to closely follow Russia, China, Belarus drills near Baltic borders

ReutersRussia scrambles jet fighter to intercept U.S. bomber over Baltics

FOX NewsArmed Russian jet comes within 5 feet of US recon jet

RTRussian Su-27 warns off NATO F-16 trying to approach defense minister’s plane over Baltic (VIDEO)

Daily MailUS deploys all its nuclear-capable strategic bombers to Britain for the first time amid growing tensions with Russia

TASSRussian submarine successfully test-fires Bulava intercontinental missile

Fort RussRussia Successfully Completes Tests of its Brand New Hypersonic Missile

(Русская весна) – Spy craft: US drone carries out an unprecedented flight along Russian border

The SakerUkraine escalates an armed conflict in Donbass

Novorossia TodayNazi Ukraine Junta Continues It’s Madness Of Bombing Civilian Areas Of Lugansk Republic As OSCE SMM Ignores The Ceasefire Violations Committed By The Poroshenko Regime ! (Report Lt. Col Marochko LPR)

Больше пострадавших от обстрела украинских боевиков. В Ясиноватском районе ранены 3 мирных – translated at Fort Russ: Children and civilians killed, wounded by Ukrainian shelling

Fort Russ translations…

Новости Донецкой РеспубликиUkraine resumes offensive against Donbass – 4 localities shelled in past day

Новости Донецкой РеспубликиUS advisers arrive in Donbass, offer further support to Ukraine

Новости Донецкой РеспубликиUkrainian intelligence Boss killed in car blast

Zero HedgeExplosion At US Embassy In Ukraine After Device Thrown Inside Compound In “Terrorist Act”

LiveLeak (June 17) – US Senate approves Russian sanctions over Russia’s actios in Ukraine

(June 20) – President Trump Meets with President Petro Poroshenko of Ukraine

Fort Russ (Политнавигатор) – Ex-Foreign Minister of Ukraine: Trump received Poroshenko as president of Banana Republic

(Русская весна) – “Putin restoring the world order that was violated by the US” – Oliver Stone

World Socialist Web SiteGermany issues stinging rebuke of US sanctions against Russia

ReutersWarning of U.S. desertion, EU chief calls for European defense

RT‘European army is inevitable’ – German defense commissioner

Gatestone InstituteGermany: Police Powerless Against Middle Eastern Crime Gangs

Skirmishes in the Clash of Civilizations on LiveLeak

Chaos at Brussels station as reported terror attack

Video Footage of the Hammer Attack in Paris

UK: Attacker arrested amid chaos outside Muslim Welfare House in Finsbury Park

The SunSECONDS FROM SLAUGHTER London Bridge attack – Moment sick terrorists stroll past pub mid-van and knife rampage – as PM declares war on extremism

Telegraph‘They shouted ‘this is for Allah’, as they stabbed indiscriminately’ – How the London terror attack unfolded

The DuranCNN BUSTED using crisis actors to stage “Muslim outrage” in London after terror attacks

Medium (Nafeez Ahmed) – ISIS recruiter who radicalised London Bridge attackers was protected by MI5

From Behind Enemy LinesSalman Abedi’s suitcase, and the far more interesting (but hidden) Libyan dimension

Mark CurtisA London attacker’s links to UK covert operations in Syria and Libya

Corbyn gains in UK elections…

LiberationReport from London: How Corbyn defied all odds

ReutersElection debacle leaves UK government in a minority on eve of Brexit talks

BBCConservatives agree pact with DUP to support May government

Daily MailFears of a Grenfell Tower cover-up as Labour MP who lost artist friend urges police to carry out raids to stop firms and councils from destroying evidence

Wolf Street“Bail-In” Era for Europe’s Banking Crisis Begins 

Unicorn Riot (July 4) – #NoG20 Protests: Live Updates from Germany

Truth and Shadows (review of J. Michael Springmann’s Goodbye Europe? Hello, Chaos?: Merkel’s Migrant Bomb) – Manufactured migrants are tools in U.S. Empire’s ‘grand chessboard’

Zero Hedge (RT, BBC) – Italy Furious After Austria Deploys Troops, Armored Vehicles To Border

GuardianBilderberg 2017: secret meeting of global leaders could prove a problem for Trump

Prison PlanetBilderberg Schemes to Overthrow Trump

BloombergTrump to Exit Climate Pact as Allies Deride Call for Do-Over

GuardianWorld leaders react after Trump rejects Paris climate deal

China and California sign deal to work on climate change without Trump

KING5 (Seattle) – Inslee forms ‘US Climate Alliance’ with New York, California governors

OPBOregon Will Join Climate Change Coalition To Meet Paris Goals

Boston GlobeMass. joins other states to fulfill U.S. pledges on carbon

David Y. IgeGOVERNOR’S OFFICE NEWS RELEASE: Hawai‘i becomes first state to enact law that aligns with Paris agreement

Front PageThe Treasonous Secession of Climate Confederacy States

Today in PoliticsCalifornia Takes the First Step Toward Secession

If it happens, the flag can remain the same…

NPRPuerto Rico Votes For U.S. Statehood In Non-Binding Referendum

Patrick J. BuchananAre We Nearing Civil War?

American EverymanWhat is this New McCarthyism Really About? What’s Old is New Again

Doug Wead, a long time friend of the Bush dynasty (see Feb. 20, 2005 N.Y. Times) openly proclaims the coup…

SHTFPlanDeep State Operatives Attempt A Coup d’état Of Donald Trump

Steve PieczenikSame Old CIA

Was the coup set to turn bloody on Capitol Hill?…

The Hill (June 13) – Senate Republicans crack down on press access

Did George Webb’s presence prompt the change? The day previous he was visiting Senators, including Rand Paul, there to alert them of his investigation of the Awan brothers (which he claims is a Pakistani ISI spy ring), then Youtube posting from the Senate office building “Bullpen” – Day 234.6. Hillary’s Leakers Hackers and Henchmen

Then on June 14, from another bullpen…

Zero HedgeMultiple People Shot, Including House Majority Whip, At Congressional Baseball Practice; Shooter Dead

SHTFPlanShocking Footage: The Terrifying Moment Crazed Gunman Opened Fire On GOP Lawmakers

ABC NewsJames Hodgkinson, man who opened fire on GOP congressmen, turned online rage into real-world violence

St. Louis DispatchShooter had long history of run-ins with police around Belleville, Ill.

Belleville News-DemocratJames Hodgkinson’s life from home inspector to congressional shooter

Belleville_Strange (Voat) – Something Strange- 51 botched cases and 53 children deaths reported by investigative journalist in Belleville (pizzagate) – Of special note, in the June 6 Belleville News-Democrat, following a tip from the wife of Jason Quate, who is charged with sex trafficking in Las Vegas, NV: Child’s body found in garage; Belleville Police conducting homicide investigation

Among the targets on the Del Ray practice field, including one of the Senators whom George Webb met with two days previously, discussing the Awan brothers spy ring…

Lexington Herald-Leader‘We had no weapons and no place to hide.’ Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul describes shooting.

Seriously injured, the House Majority Whip…

Rep. Steve Scalise (Youtube) – Fighting Human Trafficking

Rep. Brad Wenstrup, the physician and colleague who probably saved Scalise’s life, in a June 6 Op-Ed…

Cincinnati EnquirerHuman trafficking: As easy as ordering a pizza

Hagmann ReportThe Virginia Shooting is Tied to Sex Trafficking

A list found in his pocket included members of the Republican Freedom Caucus…

Daily CallerAssassination List Found On James Hodgkinson’s Body

George “Webb” Sweigert arrested Thursday morning, June 15, after warning of DU attack on Charleston, SC…

Times Recorder (Zanesville OH) – Man who allegedly reported dirty bomb in Charleston arrested in Zanesville

Post & CourierConspiracy theorist who posted videos about a ‘dirty bomb’ threat: ‘I never said shut the Port of Charleston down’

See thread at Lunatic Outpost for summary Webb’s claims: The Maersk Memphis Ship, shipments of nuclear waste to the US, smuggling of items & more.

This was the day after the assassination attempt against congressmen…

Belleville News-DemocratEdwardsville man charged with threatening to assassinate President Trump

Redshirts vs. brownshirts…

American MirrorMore left-wing terrorism: Trump supporter stabbed 9 times in parking lot

Al JazeeraMuslim girl killed after leaving mosque in Virginia

Gilad AtzmonPhysically Attacked by Antifa

ABC NewsDashcam video from police shooting of Philando Castile released

Star-Trubune (Minnesota) – Hours after officer Yanez is found not guilty in fatal shooting of Philando Castile, marchers close I-94

InterceptAs Standing Rock Camps Cleared Out, TigerSwan Expanded Surveillance to Array of Progressive Causes

Activist PostNew Video Emerges of #NoDAPL Provocateurs Setting Vehicles on Fire

Free Thought ProjectFBI Agent Indicted for Lying About the Killing of Lavoy Finicum

It’s Going Down!Oregon Republicans to Use Militia for Security

The Alt-Right Agrees: It’s Members Are Pizzagating Young Boys

Counter Propa (Caitlin Johnstone) – Want To Resist Trump Without Being A Corporate Tool? Focus On War Crimes

Civil war on 2D battlefield: with his Twitter cannon, Trump has been decrying the “failing” New York Times, which the NYT has denied, until reality caught up…

Zero HedgeRebellion At The NYTimes: Newsroom To Walk Out After “Decrying Direction Of Paper”

BuzzFeedThree CNN Employees Resign Over Retracted Russia Story – preserved at Wayback MachineCongress investigating Russian investment fund with ties to Trump officials

Project VeritasAmerican Pravda: CNN Part 1, Russia narrative is all about “ratings”Van Jones: Russia is “Nothing burger” — American Pravda: CNN Part II

N.Y. TimesTrump Tweets a Video of Him Wrestling ‘CNN’ to the Ground

There goes “Russiagate” as it has been pimped by the MSM for nearly a year. Yet, where the story may have legs, there has been relatively little coverage…

Wayne Madsen ReportJune 13-14, 2017 — As Mueller focused on Trump’s RICO crimes, special prosecutor Mueller became Trump’s latest target

Donald Trump may be a lot of things, but being a poker player is not one of them. Trump showed his hand when he began floating the idea through surrogates that he is considering firing Robert Mueller as special prosecutor in the investigation of the “Russia matter.” In fact, the investigation of Trump and his associates has never been about the James Bond-esque story line that Russian hackers flipped a U.S. presidential election with advanced software weapons.

Far from choosing a team of prosecutors familiar with Russian espionage, Mueller chose for his team largely those with experience in uncovering major corporate fraud and criminal political chicanery. Mueller tapped as one of his chief investigators Justice Department’s Criminal Division chief of the fraud section Andrew Weissmann, who headed the Enron Task Force and prosecuted mafia gangsters while working for the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Brooklyn. Weissmann’s knowledge of the criminal syndicates based in Brooklyn, especially in Brighton Beach, provides a clue as to Mueller’s interest in Trump’s and Jared Kushner’s business associates who call Brooklyn their home.

Mueller’s choice of assistant Watergate prosecutor James Quarles also provides some insight as to where Mueller is focusing his probe of the Trump administration: the cover-up in addition to the underlying possible criminal offenses. Based on the Trump Organization’s myriad of dubious business links, these underlying crimes include money laundering, tax evasion, witness intimidation, smuggling, bribery, extortion, insider trading, forgery, perjury, illegal gambling, wire fraud, extortion, and last, but not least, murder-for-hire.

In other words, prosecutors specializing in Racketeer-Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) matters are more beneficial to Mueller than those with backgrounds in prosecuting national security cases. Mueller, himself, cut his teeth as a RICO prosecutor in going after the Bank of Credit and Commerce International (BCCI) while serving as Assistant Attorney General in charge of the Criminal Division of DOJ.

Trump is clearly worried about anyone in Justice or the FBI familiar with New York criminal mob operations, especially those linked to what the FBI calls “Eurasian” organized crime syndicates based in Brooklyn. All of the DOJ and FBI officials fired after being pressured into some form of “cooperation” by Trump — FBI director James Comey; U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York Preet Bharara; and Acting Attorney General Sally Yates — were knowledgeable about the “Eurasian” syndicates. Eurasian is the politically-correct term for the Jewish mafia, which has its roots in the former Soviet Union but which has extended its business influence and multi-billion dollar criminal enterprise to the United States.

It is Mueller’s focus on Trump’s past and current business activities that has made the former FBI director the latest target of Trump for possible firing. While he was still president-elect, Trump attempted to work out quid pro quos with Bharara and Comey, offering to let them remain in their jobs in return for their “cooperation” with the new administration. In fact, in March, just two days after Attorney General Jeff Sessions held a DOJ team effort “pep talk” conference call with Bharara and 45 other Obama-appointed U.S. Attorneys who had not yet submitted their resignations, he fired Bharara and all the other conference call participants. Trump had previously told Bharara he wanted to keep him in his job. The fired U.S. Attorneys thought it odd that they would be fired so soon after Sessions’s morale-boosting conference call, one in which he gave no hint that their jobs in the immediate future were in jeopardy. Bharara has indicated that he believes that Trump wanted to clean house of anyone in DOJ who might pose a threat to him and his close associates.

Trump had particular reason to fear Bharara. The chief federal prosecutor in Manhattan had indicted several members of the “Taiwanchik-Trincher Organization,” a “Eurasian” syndicate that had operated from several condominiums located in the Trump Tower on Fifth Avenue and right under the nose of Trump and the Trump Organization hierarchy. Trump’s personal attorney Marc Kasowitz, someone who gives new meaning to the term “shyster,” is being quoted as telling Trump, “This guy is going to get you,” a reference to Bharara. Kasowitz’s warning helped convince Trump to sack Bharara.

In addition to the Taiwanchik-Trincher syndicate, other suspicious elements, including the criminal “Kazakhstan Trio” and close Trump assistant Felix Sater, an ex-con, all operated from the Trump Tower. Add Paul Manafort, who is linked to criminally-suspect oligarchs Dmytro Firtash and Oleg Deripaska, to the other dubious characters having residences in Trump Tower, there is little wonder why the FBI and the National Security Agency had a full-court electronic surveillance net over the building during the 2016 presidential campaign. This surveillance of criminal activity by the FBI and NSA is what prompted Trump to accuse President Obama of “wiretapping” him during the campaign. During his recent public testimony, Comey asked the Senate Intelligence Committee to go into a private session so that he could fully describe the FBI’s reasons for implementing specific Title III and Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act court orders for surveillance of the Trump Tower.

Trump’s reason for wanting to sack Mueller may also have something to do with the recent arrest by U.S. Marshals near Miami of former Panamanian President Ricardo Martinelli, a Trump friend who is wanted for corruption while serving as president of native Panama. Martinelli was indicated for insider trading, embezzlement, and illegal wiretapping of his political opponents.

Although Panama has issued an extradition request to the United States for Martinelli to be returned to Panama, Trump’s friend is claiming political asylum in the United States. Martinelli and his associates were involved in the building of the Trump International Hotel and Ocean Club in Panama City. There are so many similarities between Martinelli, who was a well-known billionaire tycoon before becoming president, Panamanians call Trump “the American Martinelli.” One stark similarity between Trump and Martinelli is that Martinelli is a constant user of Twitter, which he uses to protest his innocence in tweets intended for his supporters in Panama. The U.S. Attorney for Southern Florida, Wilfredo Ferrer, whose brief would have included the extradition request for Martinelli and questionable Trump real estate links in Fort Lauderdale, Miami, Hollywood, and Palm Beach to known Colombian drug cartel interlocutors, resigned in February, before Trump fired the remaining Obama-appointed U.S. Attorneys in March.

Trump may be in a real quandary with Martinelli. If he grants his friend political asylum, the ex-president could be questioned by Mueller’s prosecutors on past dealings with the Trump Organization. If Trump extradites Martinelli to Panama, he would be out of the grasp of Mueller but in the hands of Panamanian prosecutors who might grill him about Trump’s Panamanian offshore companies found in the files of the Panamanian law firm Mossack-Fonseca. The firm’s files, dubbed the “Panama Papers,” were leaked and became the subject of dozens of criminal probes around the world…

Madsen and Gordon Duff, though by no means friends, are perhaps converging on Trump…

Veterans TodayISIS, the Mob and Trump, More History than we knew

Trump’s octogenarian body count?…

Raw StoryWSJ reporter: No one will tell me how GOP source who tried to get Hillary’s emails from Russia died

BBCAdnan Khashoggi: Saudi billionaire arms dealer dies aged 82

Mad Cow NewsTrump, Khashoggi, & Germany’s Criminal Deutsche Bank

PoliticoWhite House lawyers face a Clinton-era legal trap in Russia probe

Like Roy Cohn, Marc Kasowitz is an attorney who ‘brutalizes for you’…

N.Y. TimesMarc Kasowitz, ‘Toughest of the Tough Guys,’ Stands Beside Trump

Washington’s BlogSpecial Prosecutor Mueller Is a Political Hack

CounterpunchComey and Mueller: Russiagate’s Mythical Heroes

IntellihubHillary Clinton requested FBI Dir. Mueller deliver highly enriched uranium to the Russians in 2009 in secret ‘plane-side tarmac meeting’

Daily CallerSoros, Clinton-Linked Teneo Among Donors to McCain Institute

BloombergKushners Hunting Hard for a Loan to Pay Back Chinese Investors

Zero HedgeChinese Workers “Disappeared” While Investigating Ivanka Trump Brands

L.A. TimesSome of China’s richest and most powerful men have mysteriously vanished

Spook news…

WikiLeaksPandemicCherry Blossom – Brutal KangarooElsaOutlawCountry

Ars TechnicaAdvanced CIA firmware has been infecting Wi-Fi routers for years

The Century FoundationSurveillance without Borders: The “Traffic Shaping” Loophole and Why It Matters

The RegisterAustralian govt promises to push Five Eyes nations to break encryption

ElectrospacesDutch-Russian cyber crime case reveals how the police taps the internet

SpiegelGerman Intelligence Also Snooped on White House

QuartzUS intelligence agencies are beginning to build AI spies

BloombergQuantum Computing Might Be Here Sooner Than You Think

Follow-up to the top of our August 31 2016 edition…

Physics-Astronomy (Science) – Quantum Breakthrough: Quantum Satellite Communication Has Been Achieved By Chinese Researchers

GIZA DEATH STARCHINA BREAKS ENTANGLEMENT RECORD, AND SOME HIGH OCTANE SUSPICIONS

Activist PostLow-Cost Micro Satellites are Spawning a Global Surveillance Arms Race

Fort Russ (Известия) – Spy or runaway? FSB detains US hacker crossing Chinese – Russian border

CNBCBooz Allen stock plummets on word of federal government probe

Intelligence OnlineNSA, GCHQ look to private sector for cyber-offensive firepower

The HillAlleged NSA leakers capitalize on ransomware scare based on their wares

ReutersCyber attack sweeps globe, researchers see ‘WannaCry’ link

Maersk brings major IT systems back online after cyber attack

IndependentUkraine cyber attack: Chaos as national bank, state power provider and airport hit by hackers

Russia was behind global cyber attack, Ukraine says

TelegraphBritain prepared to use air strikes or send in troops as retaliation against future cyber attack

Daily Mail (NYT) – Inside what Trump leaked to the Russians: He told them details of how Israeli cyberspies got inside ISIS bombmaking cell and discovered their plans for laptop battery bombs

IntelNews (Haaretz) – Israeli spy agency to launch anonymous technology investment fund

American spies use US Federal Reserve to monitor foreign banks

Empty wheelIn Opinion Mostly Rejecting Jeffrey Sterling Appeal, Fourth Circuit Criminalizes Unclassified Tips

SputnikFrance Finds No Traces of Russian Hackers in Attack on Macron’s Campaign

Blacklisted NewsObama Ordered Cyberweapons Implanted Into Russia’s Infrastructure

(Reuters) – U.S. senators seek military ban on Kaspersky Lab products amid FBI probe

N.Y. PostSketchy firm behind Trump dossier is stalling investigators

GuardianNigel Farage is ‘person of interest’ in FBI investigation into Trump and Russia

ABC NewsTrump’s longtime bodyguard-turned-White House aide Keith Schiller eyed in House’s Russia probe, sources say

CircaDid the FBI retaliate against Michael Flynn by launching Russia probe?

Flynn’s connection to NSO Group gets a mention here…

N.Y. TimesUsing Texts as Lures, Government Spyware Targets Mexican Journalists and Their Families

Increasingly, governments have found that the only way to monitor mobile phones is by using private businesses like the NSO Group that exploit little-known vulnerabilities in smartphone software. The company has, at times, operated its businesses under different names. One of them, OSY Technologies, paid Michael T. Flynn, President Trump’s former national security adviser, more than $40,000 to be an advisory board member from May 2016 until January, according to his public financial disclosures.

HuffPostMichael Flynn Worked With Foreign Cyberweapons Group That Sold Spyware Used Against Political Dissidents

PoliticoThe ‘international man of mystery’ linked to Flynn’s lobbying deal

Robert Mueller’s investigation appears to be focusing on Flynn’s lobbying for Turkey via Bijan Kian…

ReutersU.S. investigators in Russia probe look at role of Flynn partner

On Sept. 19 [2016], Kian and Flynn met in New York with Turkey’s foreign minister and energy minister, who is Erdogan’s son-in-law, according to a person with knowledge of the meeting.

In late October Kian invited staff of the House Homeland Security Committee to Flynn Intel Group’s headquarters in Virginia. The meeting was called to show off new mobile phone security technology, but Kian also used the opportunity to try to get a congressional hearing on [Fethullah] Gulen, according to a person at the meeting.

What is curious here, and unmentioned by Reuters, is the fact that Flynn had been advising the Israeli firm NSO Group which specializes in hacking mobile phones. There is also the matter of the fired congressional IT staffers Imran Awan, his wife and brothers, who worked for Democratic members of the House Homeland Security Committee (May 22 Daily Caller). The staffers were fired on Feb. 2 and Flynn was fired as National Security Advisor on Feb. 13. Though working for opposing political teams, the question might be raised whether beneath the surface the firings were connected via the deep state skullduggery of Turkish MIT, Pakistani ISI, Israeli Mossad and Unit 8200, et cetera.

Are any of the above or other IC agencies the answer to these questions posed in the wee hours of June 22?…

@realDonaldTrump…Why did Democratic National Committee turn down the DHS offer to protect against hacks (long prior to election). It’s all a big Dem HOAX!

…Why did the DNC REFUSE to turn over its Server to the FBI, and still hasn’t? It’s all a big Dem scam and excuse for losing the election!

ReutersCOVFEFE Act would preserve Trump’s tweets as official statements

BloombergPodesta Meets With House Intelligence Panel Behind Closed Doors

Leaks of NationsUS Seize Dotcom’s Assets, Despite Him Never Stepping Foot in the US

Disobedient MediaDid Guccifer 2.0 Fake “Russian Fingerprints?”

DNC Lawsuit Attorneys Report Receiving New Ominous Phone Calls

Questions Linger About Seth Rich Murder Details

WJLA (DC) – Independent group releases new report on Seth Rich murder investigation

Gateway PunditAlleged Eyewitness to Seth Rich Murder: ‘He Didn’t Even Know He Was Shot’

World Net DailyBurglar stole guns off nearby FBI vehicle hours before Seth Rich shooting

Miami HeraldA month later, mystery shrouds case of federal prosecutor found dead on Hollywood beach

As always, take unvetted anons with a grain of salt, but among the “unfounded political conspiracies” mentioned…

Voat (paulf) – Bombshell: original FBIAnon connects Seth Rich, Pizzagate, Awan brothers and Beranton Whisenant’s murder

IntellihubJoint FBI/DOJ/NYPD raid Dearborn residence may yield evidence in Clinton probe

FOX NewsState Department probes Clinton handling of government emails, could pull her security clearance

Washington TimesSenate announces probe of Loretta Lynch behavior in 2016 election

Judicial WatchObama NSC Advisor Susan Rice’s Unmasking Material is at Obama Library

As Sheriff Arpaio prepares for trial (AP), the Dennis Montgomery story is getting legs, courtesy Sara Carter and John Solomon at…

CircaDid the FBI have evidence of a breach larger than Snowden? A lawsuit says yes.

Pierre Omidyar’s toy would rather go full WaPo

InterceptTop-Secret NSA Report Details Russian Hacking Effort Days Before 2016 Election

…with the obligatory caveats…

While the document provides a rare window into the NSA’s understanding of the mechanics of Russian hacking, it does not show the underlying “raw” intelligence on which the analysis is based. A U.S. intelligence officer who declined to be identified cautioned against drawing too big a conclusion from the document because a single analysis is not necessarily definitive.

Washington’s BlogHow Serious Was Russia’s “Probing” of U.S. Election Systems?

Sloppily betraying its source…

Errata SecurityHow The Intercept Outed Reality Winner

U.S. Department of JusticeFederal Government Contractor in Georgia Charged With Removing and Mailing Classified Materials to a News Outlet

Empty wheelThe Complexities of Reality Winner’s Case

CNN doublespeak: REALITY, THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE! LOVE, Anderson Cooper

American EverymanReality Winner “Leak” DOES NOT Prove Russian Hacking: it’s COVER for DNC Purging of Voter Rolls/Promotes Omidyar’s Turbo Vote Project

Atlanta Journal ConstitutionAlleged NSA leaker met with Perdue staff months before arrest

Recalling a December 8 WSB-TV story, Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp charged that attempted hacks had traced back to a DHS IP address…

Blacklisted NewsGeorgia says it has traced a voter hacking attempt back to the DHS, Not Russia

Or is the trouble with vote-rigging simply home grown?…

Columbus Free PressJim Crow GOP Steals Another Election As Brain Dead Democrats and Media Say Nothing

Police state news…

Tech DirtDEA Deploying Powerful Spyware Without Required Privacy Impact Assessments

Compare to NSO Group’s Pegasus system…

SoftpediaApple Could Spy on iPhone Users and Provide Real-Time Reports to the Police

Blacklisted News (The Jurist) – Supreme court rules that police can break into your house without a warrant and shoot you

Rutherford InstituteExecution by Firing Squad: The Militarized Police State Opens Fire

SAGE journalsMilitarization and police violence: The case of the 1033 program

Not being shared with police forces yet, but in time…

Daily MailUS Army fires high-energy LASER from an Apache attack helicopter for the first time – destroying a target almost a mile away

Infowars (Providence Journal) – Military Training Exercises Freak Out Residents, Helicopters Buzz Treetops, Simulated Explosions

It’s Going Down!The Dawn of 21st Century American Paramilitarism

Medium (Tom Secker) – Documents expose how Hollywood promotes war on behalf of the Pentagon, CIA and NSA

TheVergeFacial recognition is coming to US airports, fast-tracked by Trump

MassPrivateICities across the country are using street lights equipped with microphones and surveillance cameras to spy on everyone

Miami New TimesMDPD Wants to Record Entire County From the Sky Using Iraq War Technology – MDPD Scraps Plan for Aerial Spy Planes After Public Outcry

Mother JonesLawsuit Accuses Private Prison Company of Illegally Funding a Trump Super-PAC

South of the border…

Prensa LatinaI Do Not Regret Expelling the DEA from Bolivia, Says Evo Morales

DEA leak to los Zetas led to March 2011 massacre in Allende, Mexico…

ProPublicaHow the U.S. Triggered a Massacre in Mexico

teleSURPolice Investigated after Clashes with Students in Mexico

Brazil’s Attorney General Formally Accuses Temer of Corruption

Business Insider (AFP) – Venezuela condemns US-led efforts to resolve crisis, dares Washington to ‘send in your Marines’

RT‘Terrorist attack’: Hijacked military helicopter strikes Venezuela court, ministry

ReutersVenezuela movie actor behind helicopter attack on government buildings

It was one of the few good moves of the Obama administration, but now…

Radio HavanaTrump Turns Back Clock on Rapprochement with Cuba, Announces New Measures

Miscellania…

APTrump travel ban partly reinstated; fall court arguments set

CBS NewsSenate delays health care vote until after July 4 recess

Kansas City StarAbout half of all U.S. retail jobs could vanish due to computerization, analysis finds

Wolf StreetAmazon to Slash Jobs at Whole Foods, Dump Cashiers, Switch to Cheaper Products in Price War with Wal-Mart

Institute for Local Self RelianceReport: How Amazon’s Tightening Grip on the Economy Is Stifling Competition, Eroding Jobs, and Threatening Communities

Farm WarsTrump to Force Toxic GMOs on other Countries

Palm Beach PostFeds explain sweet deal for billionaire sex offender Epstein

TRT WorldAustralian police charge Vatican Cardinal Pell over child sex abuse

Catholic HeraldPope Francis grants Cardinal Pell leave of absence to ‘clear his name’ over historic abuse allegations

Sydney Morning Herald (March 1, 2014) – Is ‘Pell Pot’ the Pope’s perfect prefect?

Tzipi Livni, porno honey pot “Belle of the Knesset” (WxxxNews) is now wanted for war crimes…

Swiss InfoWar crimes suit filed in Switzerland against former Israeli minister

Antiwar (AP) – Wall Street Journal Fires Chief Foreign Affairs Correspondent Over Arms Dealer Links

Fort RussSHOCKING! Under the Cover of “Diplomatic Flights”, Azerbaijani Regime has been Shipping Weapons to Terrorists Worldwide, Leaked Documents Claim [Video]

RTFeds probe Los Alamos lab for mislabeling & shipping nuclear materials by air

Free Thought Project (CBS News, Task & Purpose) – CIA Agent Busted Running a Massive Drug Smuggling Operation

teleSURAfghan Opium Production 40 Times Higher Since US-NATO Invasion

Fort Apache the Bronx goes to rural Ohio…

WCPOPike County sheriff warns of laced heroin ‘hotshots’

Zero Hedge (WaPo) – One Ohio Politician Has A Simple Solution To The Overdose Problem: Let Addicts Die

Business InsiderThe killer drug at the heart of the opioid crisis is being cut into cocaine and killing users

Is this a depopulation effort?…

Natural NewsDrug overdose is now the LEADING cause of death for Americans under 50… Big Pharma’s opioid death machine marches on

Natural SocietyMore Wildlife Fish are Experiencing ‘Intersex’ – What Could be Causing This?

IndependentMale fish mutating into females because of waste chemicals, expert warns

Daily MailStudy finds ‘gender bending’ chemical BPA still in 40% of canned foods

IEEEDraper’s Genetically Modified Cyborg DragonflEye Takes Flight

GEN NewsCrack in CRISPR Facade after Unanticipated In Vivo Mutations Arise

International Business TimesIn Pictures: Fukushima Is A Nuclear Radiation Nightmare

Waking TimesRadioactive Waste Flowing Freely into Columbia River Because There’s No Money to Stop It

ENENewsHuge number of sea creatures washing up dead along West Coast — “It’s a crisis all along Southern California… large numbers getting sick and dying”

Record radiation detected at Fukushima nuclear plant — Multiple locations register highest levels ever measured — “Radioactive materials in groundwater toward the ocean”

Follow-up to the top of our April 8, 2016 edition – Elites planning extra-dimensional exodus in the event they make this planet uninhabitable?…

Prison PlanetCERN Director Visits Bilderberg, Fueling Fears Collider Opens Doors to “Extra Dimensions”

Physics-Astronomy (Nature) – Scientists Create Black Hole Inside Lab Using World’s Strongest Ever Laser

HuffPost (60 Minutes) – Aerospace Executive ‘Absolutely Convinced’ There Are Aliens On Earth

WaPoNo, NASA is not hiding kidnapped children on Mars

Public Intelligence BlogRobert Steele with Peter Holley: NASA, Kidnapped Children, Mars — Open Letter

IndependentNasa speaks out over ‘Anonymous’ video claiming it is about to reveal alien discovery

Federal News RadioHouse panel votes to split Air Force, create new U.S. Space Corps

Breaking DefenseSpaceX ‘Kicking Major Butt’ To Launch X-37B For First Time, Not ULA’s Atlas V 

Astra 2 SatSES Transfers Capacity from AMC-9 Satellite Following Significant Anomaly

Updates on old news…

Foreign Policy64 Years Later, CIA Finally Releases Details of Iranian Coup

Why Don’t You Try ThisWhat Happened When The CIA Sprayed A French Town With LSD…

Open CultureRare Footage Shows US and British Soldiers Getting Dosed with LSD in Government-Sponsored Tests (1958 + 1964)

Free Thought ProjectReal Life Air America: CIA Exposed Running a Covert Drug Smuggling Airline

June 8 marked the 50th anniversary of one of the greatest acts of treachery in history of an “ally” upon the United States. And yet, for a commemoration of the event that does justice to its significance, among the domestic MSM we must go to where?…

West Volusia BeaconThe USS Liberty: A test for Americans

N.Y. Times‘Last Secret’ of 1967 War: Israel’s Doomsday Plan for Nuclear Display

NewsbudThe Confessions of Spy Masters: CIA’s Tennent Pete Bagley & KGB’s Sergei Kondrashev

Fort Russ (Русская весна) – New research shows Communist Party won 1996 election – Yeltsin implanted by Clinton

RT (Balkan Insight) – ‘Up to 15 tons of depleted uranium used in 1999 Serbia bombing’ – lead lawyer in suit against NATO

ReutersCourt confirms Dutch U.N. peacekeepers partly liable for Srebrenica massacre

Poland finds other body parts in coffin of president killed in 2010 crash: prosecutors

A Sheep No MoreHillary Emails Reveal NATO Killed Gaddafi to Stop Libyan Creation of Gold-Backed Currency

APEx-spy says NSA did mass surveillance during Utah Olympics

Privacy SOSACLU sues over secret warrantless surveillance documents related to Occupy Boston

If the hacks at NBC and LAT did basic due diligence, they would correct the record and note that it is James Fetzer who claims that Sandy Hook was a complete hoax, whereas Jones, while acknowledging that there were many anomalies in the event, remains non-committal as to what did or did not happen…

L.A. TimesNBC presses ahead with Megyn Kelly’s Alex Jones interview despite backlash

James FetzerSandy Hook: Neil Heslin CONTRADICTS Official Narrative

Where were the Sandy Hook children in the Newtown schools?

Sandy Hook “Collateral Damage”? Lawyer found in overturned car, bullet in head, declared “sucide”

House Oversight and Government Reform CommitteeCommittee Releases Fast & Furious Report: Obstruction of Congress by the Department of Justice