Headlines of interest, early to mid May, 2015…

For a second it looked as if some Senators are good for something…

Citizen’s JournalDemocrats filibuster TPP “FastTrack” trade bill

Not so fast…

The HillSenate nears deal on trade

ZeroHedgeSenate Passes Obama’s TPP Fast-Track Trade Proposal

Flush The TPPWhat You Need to Know about the Trans Pacific Partnership

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USNI NewsNavy Super Hornet Crashes in Persian Gulf, Crew Safely Recovered

The more than $60 million fighter lost power shortly after takeoff from Roosevelt and while the sailors ejected the aircraft safely the plane has been declared a total loss, the service told USNI News.

In December, U.S. Air Force Capt. William Dubois, 30, was killed in an F-16 Fighting Falcon crash as part of OIR and Marine Cpl. Jordan Spears, 21, died after bailing out of a MV-22 Osprey that lost power taking off from USS Makin Island (LHD-8).

Loss of power or other “maintenance problems” shortly after takeoff – were these the targets of EMP attacks?

Reuters – U.S. identifies wreckage of missing Marines helicopter in Nepal

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Seymour Hersh has been giving us teasers on this one for years now, so it had better be good…

London Review of BooksThe Killing of Osama bin Laden

The Spy Who Billed Me (R J Hillhouse) – Hersh Did Not Break Bin Laden Cover Up Story

AangirfanSEYMOUR HERSH – BIN LADEN DEATH STORY IS LIES

Cryptome (Twitter) – “For comparison to Hersh’s, three reports (spin) on bin Laden killing: http://cryptome.org/2013/07/pk-obl-raid-dossier.pdfhttp://cryptome.org/0005/schmidle/schmidle-access.htmhttp://cryptome.org/0005/schmidle-funds/schmidle-funds.htm …”

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Boiling Frogs PostVictoria Nuland and the Balkans

Excerpts from Wayne Madsen Report – May 7-8, 2015 — Nuland and Soros pouring gasoline on Balkans powder keg

The “color revolution” maestro team of Assistant Secretary of State for European/Eurasian Affairs Victoria Nuland and global hedge fund tycoon George Soros have given the final green light to their operatives in Macedonia to stage an uprising against the government of Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski. This move follows an attempt to embarrass Gruevski’s government by the release of the transcripts of intercepted phone calls of 20,000 Macedonian citizens, including political leaders and journalists by the U.S.- and Soros-supported Macedonian opposition. The collection of the calls was well-beyond the tehnical capabilities of the Macedonian intelligence service and there are suspicions that the U.S. and/or German intelligence services were behind the surveillance and the leak of the phone calls to the Macedonian opposition and media. Gruevski and his government have called the leak of the surveillance information a part of a blackmail operation directed against the government. Gruevski ordered the detention of five opposition figures connected to the blackmail case.

By staging a color revolution in Macedonia, Nuland and Soros stand to re-ignite the ethnic conflicts fostered by the Clinton administration’s foolhardy and bloody military engagements of the 1990s against Serbia and ethnic Serbs living in Bosnia, Croatia, and Kosovo…

The real reason behind the attempt to stage a color revolution in Macedonia is that the ethnically-diverse country, where a third of the population is ethnic Albanian, is seen as the weakest link in the planned Turkish Stream pipeline that will transport natural gas from Russia through Turkey, Greece, Macedonia, Serbia, and Hungary into central Europe. Serbian prime minister Aleksandar Vucic has been called to Washington where Vice President Joe Biden, Kerry, Nuland, and company are poised to bring about additional pressure on Serbia to abandon its nascent alliance with the other Turkish Stream partners or face rejection of full Serbian membership in the European Union and NATO. In return for Vucic abandoning the Turkish Stream deal with Russia, the United States is offering to build a new gas terminal on Krk island in Croatia that would deliver by ship natural gas from Qatar, Algeria, and the United States. However, Croatia and Serbia are old foes and Serbia would be dependent on Croatia for its gas supplies instead of the more friendly nations and its traditional allies of Macedonia, Greece, and Russia.

Biden, Kerry, and Nuland are hoping to see Serbia and Macedonia, as well as Greece and Hungary, abandon the Turkish Stream in the same manner that Bulgaria’s announcement that it would not permit the South Stream pipeline to cross its borders to transport Russian natural gas from a pipeline under the Black Sea sealed the fate of that project. It should also be noted that R. Hunter Biden, Biden’s son, is heavily involved in the natural gas industry in Europe through his employment by Burisma Holdings, Ltd., a natural gas firm owned by Ukrainian-Jewish oligarch Ihor Kolomoisky.

NATO has also recently temporarily moved its Allied Joint Force Command headquarters from Naples to Cincu in central Romania as a warning to not only Russia over Ukraine but Serbia and Macedonia over the Turkish Stream pipeline deal. The NATO command in Cincu also controls the NATO Kosovo Force (KFOR) that is headquartered at Camp Bondsteel in Kosovo. The Kosovo-Macedonia border has recently witnessed border provocations by Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA) personnel that could not have been carried out without the knowledge and acquiescence of NATO and the American military at Bondsteel…

The above was published to WMR subscribers (with 48 hour hold) on May 7, and as if on cue, May 10:

RT – Sniper fire, explosions: 5 Macedonian police dead after clashes in Albanian district

May 12: Macedonians rally for government resignation amid surging political unrest

Elsewhere in the region, the further stoking of hostilities…

Stop NATONATO Kicks Off War Games In Poland

Georgia: U.S. Military Prepares For War On Russia’s Southern Frontier

Estonia: U.S. Air Force Drills For Air War Near Russian Border

“Reassuring NATO Allies”: U.S. Troops’ 400-Kilometer March Through Romania

Pentagon Ready To Move 24 NATO Interceptor Missiles To Romania

Pentagon Moves 12 Warplanes, 200 Troops To Bulgaria

In response to NATO encroachments, Russia flies a propeller driven Bear near UK…

TelegraphRAF jets scrambled to intercept Russian bombers

Signs of thawing?…

Fort RussLavrov met Kerry in a white”Victory” at a Sochi “Motherland” hotel

Translation of ОднакоWhy Kerry came to Sochi: will the US dump their Kiev “partners”?

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Ukraine…

The Vineyard of the SakerUkraine SITREP May 13thMay 14th

RTPoroshenko says Minsk deal ‘pseudo-peace’, vows to fight to the last drop of blood

Kyiv PostSuspicions abound as Chechen fighters make mysterious exit from Donbas battlefield

Sputnik – Poroshenko Green-Lights Bill Allowing Russians to Be Sent to Internee Camps

Daily MailTeenage girl soldier hailed as Ukraine’s ‘Joan of Arc’ by Elle magazine is revealed as neo-Nazi and is arrested over cop killing

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Victory Day celebrations…

RT‘Immortal Regiment’ marches on: World celebrates Victory Day (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

Authenticity is in doubt; regardless, Russian propaganda at its best…

ThereAreNoSunglassesRussian Tanks On the White House

The new bi-polar world is taking shape…

Telegraph – A new world order? Putin and Xi put friendship on display

Fort RussRussian-Chinese New World Order. Part 1. The End of the MarketPart 2. Global DepressionPart 3. CooperationPart 4. Our Friends and Enemies

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N. Africa/Middle East…

GuardianEU to launch military operations against migrant-smugglers in Libya

Reuters – Libyan military shells Turkish cargo ship, crew member killed

Middle East EyeBombing Houthi’s shrine creates fears of sparking sectarian war

Al MonitorUS willing to ‘compensate’ Israel on Iran deal – will veto UN resolution on Palestinian statehood

Translation of As SafirJabhat al-Nusra launches war against IS in Qalamoun

RTISIS supporters claim attack on Hamas base in Gaza Strip

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Pakistan…

Dawn43 killed in attack on bus carrying Ismailis in Karachi

Jundullah, which claimed attack, is now allied with Islamic State. In the past – if not present – it has had involvement of the curious bed-fellows. From 2012…

Arutz Sheva‘Saudi Arabia Funds Mossad Anti-Iran Operations’

Express TribuneMossad agents posed as CIA to recruit Jundallah members: Report

Pakistan BlogzineBaloch people reject Saudi-sponsored Jundullah terrorists

Western cultivation of Islamic extremism comes in many flavors…

Al Monitor – Iran targets ‘MI6 Shiites’

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North Korea…

38 NorthUnderwater Test-fire of Korean-style Powerful Strategic Submarine Ballistic Missile

InquistrNorth Korea: Minister Hyon Yong-Chol Executed With Anti-Aircraft Guns

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UK elections…

MediumHow Big Money and Big Brother won the British Elections

The Irish TimesSNP wave carries with it the weight of high expectations for Scotland

Seemorerocks – Election fraud in the UK elections

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Spook news…

WikiLeaks – Bundestag Inquiry into BND and NSA

LaRouchePACU.S. Court Of Appeals Rules NSA Bulk-Collection Program Illegal

Privacy SOS – MIT and Harvard worked with NSA on SKYNET project

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Police State…

Judicial Watch – TSA Records Detail Alleged Sexual Assaults of Travelers at Three U.S. Airports

Free Thought Project – Video Shows Deputy Smash Autistic Man’s Skull into the Ground, Killing Him for Joking Around

CBS Los Angeles – Protesters Demand To See Surveillance Video Of Deadly Police Shooting In Venice

Tech Dirt – DEA Takes $16,000 From Train Passenger Because It Can

Infowars – MASTER THE HUMAN DOMAIN: THE DOMESTIC PLAN BEHIND JADE HELM

Able Danger – Marine Links SES Sister’s 60 Minute War To Jade Helm ICE-Inc Bypass With Serco’s (8a) Tor

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Updates on old news…

TelegraphRussian troops key in decisive Ukraine battles, says Boris Nemtsov report

РосБизнесКонсалтингНемцов узнал о 70 погибших российских военных под Дебальцево

English summary/critique at Fort Russ:

Boris Nemtsov found out about 70 Russian soldiers killed at Debaltsevo

This story has been bouncing up and down ever since Nemtsov’s death, and it claims that Nemtsov conducted an investigation, through his contacts in the Airborne Forces but also using “open sources”, and found out the number of Russian troops allegedly killed in the two Donbass campaigns (70 at Debaltsevo, 150 during the summer 2014 fighting at Ilovaysk). The 64-page report claims families were paid off or threatened to keep quiet about their relatives’ combat deaths. This story is running at rbc.ru, which is a stronghold of Russia’s Nemtsov-friendly economic liberals which does a decent job of running down economy stories, but otherwise lapses into conspiracy theory territory, as it does in this instance. Nemtsov’s reputation was such that nobody in the Airborne Forces would ever consider talking to him. He represented everything they hate.

Fort Russ (translating Новая газета) – “It was Buk-M1”–Classified Russian report on MH17 published

Memory Hole – Sandy Hook: Disturbing Anomalies in Noah Pozner Coroner’s Report

Matthew Aid – Israel Declassifies Documents About Failed 1954 Lavon Affair Covert Action Operation

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