Headlines of interest, early to mid June, 2016…

IndependentNATO allies launch largest military exercise since end of Cold War in clear message to Russia

SputnikNATO War Games Near Russia ‘Pushing Humanity Towards World War III’

US Vessels Entering Black Sea to Entail Countermeasures From Russia

ReutersU.S. says it will stay in Black Sea despite Russian warning

Russia grounds Su-27 fighter jet fleet after fatal Moscow crash

APAir, land, sea, cyber: NATO adds cyber to operation areas

Washington Free BeaconRussians Violating New START Arms Treaty

News.com.auRussia vs NATO: Putin’s military might could overrun NATO forces in 60 hours, defense official warns

CBC NewsCanada considers European troop commitment as CSIS warns Russia is ‘mobilizing for war’

RTNATO boosts build-up in E. Europe, confirms deployment of four multinational battalions

Iron Wolf: 5,000 take part in NATO drill in Lithuania

Deutsche Wirtschafts Nachrichten (translation at Washington’s Blog) – Deutsche Soldaten nach Litauen: Nato beginnt Einkreisung von Russland

Merkel entmachtet BND: USA kontrollieren Spionage in Deutschland

Off GuardianGerman Intelligence Service to Become Branch of CIA

NewsweekPoland Volunteers to Host NATO Baltic Intelligence Base

Ukraine TodayLatvian troops can now down drones spotted over military bases

ANAKONDA 16Russian Inspectors observe Anakonda-16 exercise

Heralding the Rise of RussiaThe Rise of the Russian Army – Preparing for Future Wars – Summer, 2016

KATEHONRussia dismantles the myth of the American Navy’s invincibility

The SunHUNT FOR REDS OFF DOVER Putin sends attack submarine into English Channel just days before England’s Russia clash at Euro 2016

Daily MailVladimir Putin’s air force puts on spectacular show of strength with attack helicopters and fighter jets in Crimean exercises

Fort Russ (translating PolitRussia) – Together against NATO: Russia moves forces to Belarusian-Ukrainian border

(translating Die Welt) – Driving through Poland in Anaconda, US military transport kills civilian motorist.

(translating Политнавигатор) – Pushilin: UAF shelling of civilians has reached August 2015 level

(translating L!FE) – 1 Person Killed, Over 10 Wounded in Overnight UAF Shelling of Donetsk

(translating Dnr-news) – UAF Positions US Guidance Systems Before Shelling DPR

The Saker (citing Arvamus) – Michael McFaul: We declared war on Russia. What’s next?

Occurrences Foreign and Domesticmass murder

LaRouchePACOrlando Terrorist Assault Grid

Judicial WatchDHS Quietly Moving, Releasing Vanloads of Illegal Aliens Away from Border

Zero HedgeOrlando Killer Worked For Company Transporting Illegal Immigrants Inside US; Was Interviewed By FBI 3 Times

This Is The Contract The Orlando Killer’s Employer Signed With DHS To Transport Illegal Immigrants, Potential Terrorists

Fellowship of the MindsOrlando terrorist-killer Omar Mateen worked for security firm with DHS contract to identify suspected terrorists

InfowarsOmar Mateen, Wackenhut, and the CIA

FortuneG4S, Which Employed Mateen, Sees its Shares Plunge

As noted by Aangirfan, the misfortune that has befallen G4S will be richly celebrated by some…

Mondoweiss (March 10, 2016) – BDS Victory: Security company G4S announces plans to exit Israeli market

World Net DailyOrlando mosque tied to case Hillary’s State Dept scrubbed

SHTFplanOrlando Killer’s Father “Knew Obama”? Schmoozed in Washington, Sought Afghan Presidency

Land DestroyerCONFIRMED: FBI Introduced Florida Shooter to “Informants”

News 13 (Orlando) – Mateen to News 13 producer: ‘I’m the shooter. It’s me.’

Still awaiting arrest of accomplice – the original headline below has since been scrubbed…

WFTV 9Sources: Arrest expected soon of alleged accomplice in Pulse mass shooting

Intellihub (Jon Rappoport citing Cryptogon) – Orlando shooter: Deeper hidden ties to the FBI?

New Yorker (June 10) – Do F.B.I. Stings Help the Fight Against ISIS?

N.Y. TimesOrlando Gunman Was on Terror Watchlist, F.B.I. Director Says

Free Thought ProjectMedia Refusing to Cover Numerous Witness Accounts of Multiple Shooters in Orlando Massacre

Police Admit Officers May Also Be Responsible For Gunning Down Orlando Nightclub Patrons

WFLA 8FBI clears scene at home of shooter Omar Mateen

WillylomanPulse Mass Casualty Event: Univision Allowed to Rummage Through Suspect’s Home

TRUNEWSOmar Mateen’s Strange Connection to the 2010 BP Oil Spill

State of the NationOrlando Shootings: Another B-Grade Production by the Department of Defense’s Bureau of Broadcast Governors?

Memory HoleOrlando Nightclub Shooting: Questions and Anomalies Surround ‘Worst Mass Shooting in U.S. History’

Paul Craig Roberts is also questioning the perceived reality: Orlando Shooting.

Whatever the discrepancy between the perceived and actual reality may be, the perennial code phrase “New Reality” is again deployed, priming the public for increased measures of police state control. We heard “New Reality” after the Oklahoma City bombing, after 9/11, after Sandy Hook and the Boston Marathon bombing; once again…

N.Y. TimesNew Reality After Orlando Attacks: Dogs, Metal Detectors and Searches at Public Gatherings

WillylomanHow Proposed Mental Hygiene Law and “No Fly No Buy” Bill Will Arbitrarily Strip People of Constitutional Rights

SHTFplanDHS Secretary Sees All Americans As a Threat: “Gun Control Has To Be a Part of Homeland Security”

A promotional campaign from the usual suspects…

IntelNewsFormer CIA, NSA directors, retired generals, launch gun control group

Remove the colon and read the all-caps “is” as emphasis, and we have quite a revealing headline from…

McClatchyDCCIA chief: IS working to send operatives to the West


Wayne Madsen Report (June 13) – Orlando shooter’s father has definite CIA links. The link between Orlando and Boston is spelled C-I-A

There is one major commonality between the jihadist terrorist attacks on a gay nightclub in Orlando on June 13 and on the Boston Marathon in 2013 and that is the Central Intelligence Agency. Ever since the ill-conceived CIA-led war against the Soviet Union in Afghanistan in the 1980s and the agency’s incubation of the most violent extremes of Islam, the United States and other countries have faced constant “blowback” from U.S. support for jihadist terrorists. The older Boston Marathon bomber brother — Tamerlan Tsarnaev — and the Orlando club shooter Omar Mateen (aka Seddique Mateen) were investigated by the FBI on more than a single occasion.

The uncle of Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, Ruslan Tsarni (aka Tsarnaev) had been linked to the CIA. Tsarni was married to the daughter of Graham Fuller, one of the chief CIA architects of the radicalization of Muslims to act as radical foot soldiers for the United States, whether in Afghanistan against the Soviets or in the Caucasus against Russia. Mir Seddique, aka Mir Seddique Mateen, the father of Omar Mateen, is a self-styled leader of a government-in-exile of Afghanistan that is based in Port St. Lucie, Florida. The father’s operation, using a Florida not-for-profit company called “The Durand Jirga, Inc.” mirrors traditional CIA fronts in southern Florida existing for decades to overthrow governments from Cuba and Nicaragua to Venezuela and the Dominican Republic. Mir Seddique hosted a television program called the “Durand Jirga Show.” The show is broadcast on the Afghan satellite network “Payam-e-Afghan,” which is headquartered in Los Angeles and broadcasts in Pashto and Persian. Payam-e-Afghan’s Facebook page indicates a link between the network and the Fethulleh Gulen organization’s Rumi Awards. Gulen, a Turkish industrialist who lives in Pennsylvania and is an opponent of Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan, has been linked to the CIA…

(June 14) – Father of Orlando shooter part of U.S. pro-Taliban CIA/VOA network

Seddique Mir Mateen, the presidential pretender of Afghanistan and father of Orlando nightclub shooter Omar Mateen, is part of a pro-Taliban network of Afghan and Pakistani propagandists who use the television and radio networks funded by the CIA-influenced Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) to spread their messages to audiences throughout the world…

Mateen claims he maintains his own intelligence network, but this appears to be a reference to his CIA and Pakistani Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) friends who are involved in South Asia’s propaganda war using satellite programs broadcast in Pashto — major languages of Afghanistan and Pakistan, Mateen’s broadcast language Dari, and Urdu…

Even after the 9/11 terrorist attack on the United States, the VOA’s Pashto service gave a propaganda platform to the Afghan Taliban.

After the September 11 attack, Spozhmai Maiwandi, the director of the Voice of America’s Pashtun service, jokingly nicknamed “Kandahar Rose” by her colleagues, aired favorable reports on the Taliban, including a controversial interview with Taliban leader Mullah Omar. It should not be surprising, therefore, that Seddique Mir Mateen’s own views side with those of the Taliban. The presence of a number of pro-Taliban Afghan-Americans in the United States was facilitated by the CIA’s support for the mujaheddin cause in the Afghan jihadist war with the Soviet Union in the 1980s. Even Afghan-American diplomat Zalmay Khalilzad, the former U.S. ambassador to Afghanistan, Iraq, and the United Nations, served as a key interlocutor between the Taliban government of Afghanistan and the UNOCAL oil company in Houston in the late 1990s. Today, those links serve Khalilzad and the CIA well at the CIA-linked Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) in Washington, where Khalilzad serves as a counselor.

[As a side note: Donald Trump’s much celebrated April 27th foreign policy speech (C-SPAN) was introduced by none other than Zalmay Khalilzad. Back to Madsen…]

Since Omar Mateen’s massacre in Orlando, the VOA continues with its propaganda aimed against the United States. The following are just a few of the comments posted on Ashna TV’s Dari and Pashto Service’s webpage:

“I hope for a day when U.S. and Britain fall in the same level of blood and dust that Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria and Lebanon are.” – Feroz Sherzy.

Writing of Omar Mateen: “verry [sic] brave mane [sic]. action is great.” – Mahmoodullah Hamid of the Agha Khan Foundation in Afghanistan.

Some 60 percent of the comments on the Ashna TV website praised Omar Mateen and his actions in Orlando. And the American taxpayers fund this activity through their financial support for the VOA and BBG. And, as Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton championed the expansion of these broadcast services. In 2011, Clinton testified before the House Foreign Affairs Committee that her department needed additional funds for the propaganda war. She said, “During the Cold War we did a great job in getting America’s message out. After the Berlin Wall fell we said, ‘Okay, fine, enough of that, we are done,’ and unfortunately we are paying a big price for it  . . .Our private media cannot fill that gap.”

The radical messages broadcast by Payame Afghan and Ashna TV are the results of Mrs. Clinton’s efforts to expand U.S. propaganda broadcasting. For the CIA, keeping expatriates like Seddique Mir Mateen and his pro-Taliban colleagues at the VOA on the government dole is to ensure a ready supply of interlocutors and agents-of-influence is available to Langley should the Taliban, once again, take over control of Afghanistan.

Medium (Nafeez Ahmed) – How America’s Afghan crusade came home to Orlando

While bringing Americans back to Afghanistan…

ReutersObama approves broader role for U.S. forces in Afghanistan

USA TodayNATO plans for Afghan war through 2020

World Socialist Web SiteFormer US generals, diplomats clamor for renewal of Afghan war

Hurtling toward the precipice of war, Modi cements Indo-US alliance

ThereAreNoSunglassesFloating Armories in the Indian Ocean

ReutersChina fighter jet made ‘unsafe’ intercept of U.S. spy plane: U.S.

BloombergChina Is Planning a Massive Sea Lab 10,000 Feet Underwater

Defense SystemsUS-China counterspace tensions mount

SAIC wins big Cyber Command support contract

Dark ReadingShades Of Stuxnet Spotted In Newly Found ICS/SCADA Malware

Mint Press NewsSusan Rice Promises Israel ‘Largest Military Aid Package In U.S. History’

Al JazeeraRami Hamdallah: Israel waging water war on Palestinians

VoltairenetIsrael and the Emirs in Nato

TASSIsrael, Russia sign agreements on cooperation — Netanyahu

Stars and StripesTruman launches airstrikes against Islamic State from Mediterranean

DEBKAfile‘Russian bear’ TU-142M vs USS Truman strike force opposite Syria

There Are No Sunglasses (RT) – US asks Russia not to target Al-Nusra in Syria

Middle East EyeRussia struck ‘moderate’ anti-IS rebels in Syria: Washington

ReutersSyrian army, U.S.-backed forces advance separately against Islamic State

Western JournalismISIS Reportedly Dealt Massive Blow From Above

TarpleyKurdish YPG, US Forces in Major Offensive to Capture Key Road Junction of Manbij, Threatening to Cut Main ISIS/Daesh Supply Line from Turkey Through Jarablus/Azaz Corridor

VOAUS Drops Weapons to Rebels in IS-besieged Syrian Town

Fars News AgencyUS Helicopters Landing in ISIL-Held Regions in Iraq

Antiwar – Fighting Continues in Fallujah; 185 Killed in IraqFighting Resumes in Fallujah; 133 Killed in IraqCivilians Killed Fleeing Fallujah; 149 Killed Across Iraq

Penny for your thoughtsKurds “Intercept” a Confidential Letter from the Elusive Abu Bakr Al Baghdadi- ISIS to Libya

IntelNewsIntelligence officers among five killed in rare terrorist attack in Jordan

DEBKAfile ISIS-Jordan cell linked to Tel Aviv terror attack

RT11 killed, 36 injured in bomb attack on police vehicle in Istanbul – governor

Russian fighter jets destroy ISIS oil facilities close to Turkish border

‘Regressive bigotry’: Athens outraged as Ankara launches Koran readings at Hagia Sophia

Al MonitorThe battle for Haghia Sophia in Istanbul escalates

TelegraphMerkel ready to cave to Turkish pressure on visas, British diplomats think

Daily Mail‘Child slaves’ making uniforms for Isis: Inside the Turkish sweatshop where children as young as nine work 12 hours a day stitching combat gear used in battle by Islamic State

New AmericanCiting Officials’ “Impunity” on Child Sex Abuse, UN Whistleblower Quits

Global ResearchSaudi Arabia Killing Children: United Nations Complicit in Crimes against Humanity

N.Y. TimesBorder Clashes Between Ethiopia and Eritrea Heighten Fears of War

Black Agenda ReportU.S. Sets Stage for Libya-Like Regime Change in Eritrea, “Africa’s Cuba”

BrazzilImpeachment Act: The Brazilian Plot to Keep Corruption and Impunity Going

JacobinTemer’s Black Thumb

teleSUR  – Facing Expulsion, Brazil Coup Leader Cunha Ready to Rat on 150 Lawmakers

OAS Backs Venezuela, Approves Review of Almagro’s Actions

‘We Have Proof’ of CIA in Ecuador: President Correa

APNicaragua expels 3 US government officials

The HillSupreme Court rules Puerto Rico can’t restructure debt – background at WMR: Modern Puerto Rico is a CIA creation

BBCSpanish PM’s anger at David Cameron over Gibraltar

IndependentJo Cox dead: EU referendum campaigning suspended after Labour MP killed in shooting and stabbing

GuardianFederal Reserve puts interest rates rise on hold and blames Brexit

Zero HedgeWhat Is Behind The Record Sale Of $75 Billion In US Treasuries By “Foreign” Holders

N.Y. PostWhy are so many bankers committing suicide?

International Business TimesBilderberg 2016: We can expect desperate lobbying against Brexit from Big Business

InfowarsBilderberg Leak: Secretive Group to Discuss Internet ID, Global Tax

TechDirtEurope Is About To Create A Link Tax: Time To Speak Out Against It

Internet ArchiveCopyright Office’s Proposed Notice and Staydown System Would Force the Internet Archive and Other Platforms to Censor the Web

AllGov (AP) – Court Upholds Net Neutrality

NYTimesThe Web’s Creator Looks to Reinvent It

GizmodoTor Developer Jacob Appelbaum Resigns, Denies Sexual Assault Claims

The NationalUS whistleblower Snowden reveals GCHQ spy programme with secret link to Scottish police

Matthew Aid (AP) – Judge Blocks Seattle from Disclosing Info About FBI Surveillance Cameras In the City

News 9 (Oklahoma City) – OHP Uses New Device To Seize Money During Traffic Stops

Liberty BlitzkriegHow the IRS Used Civil Asset Forfeiture to Ruin the Lives of Two Connecticut Bakers

Censored NewsBig Mountain Residents Under House Arrest as Livestock Confiscated

The Daily SheepleNew York Governor Issues Executive Order to Punish Israel Critics

Wayne Madsen ReportJune 3-5, 2016 — SPECIAL REPORT. Obama and Clinton push entangling alliances as keystones of U.S. foreign policy

…WMR has been informed by a very good source in Manhattan that Trump, while sitting next to his underage daughter Ivanka at the Trump Grill in Manhattan’s Trump Tower, was witnessed by waiters on a number of occasions with his hand under her dress and fondling her genitalia. Some of these waiters have stated they would swear out affidavits about what they saw. After Ivanka became of age, Trump told Playboy magazine, “. . . if Ivanka weren’t my daughter, perhaps I’d be dating her.” Eventually Ivanka married Jared Kushner of the very wealthy Orthodox Jewish and ultra-Zionist Kushner real estate family of New York…


Tis the season of dirty tricks. While we do question the provenance of the anti-Trump rioters (top of our June 3 edition), this looks like it could be a Roger Stone hoax…

InfowarsReport: Hacked #BlackLivesMatter Tweets Implicate Justice Dept. in Trump Protests?

The Smoking GunDNC Hacker Releases Trump Oppo Report

Guccifer 2.0DNC’s servers hacked by a lone hacker

AllGov (AP) – Florida Attorney General Abandoned Trump Fraud Lawsuit after Soliciting and Receiving Trump Donation

Zero HedgeTrump Furious As Obama Administration Blocks Release Of Hillary-TPP Emails Until After Election

Was Hillary Caught Colluding With AP To Announce Delegate Win Before California

Common DreamsVoters Outraged as Media Accused of Falsely, Preemptively Crowning Clinton

SputnikJ’Accuse! WikiLeaks Founder Assange Claims Google Has Deal With Clinton

QuartzThe stealthy, Eric Schmidt-backed startup that’s working to put Hillary Clinton in the White House

L.A. Daily News2016 Election: Voting glitches mar some polling stations across Los Angeles County

Greg PalastHow California is being stolen from Sanders right now

SHTFplanThis Is a Usurper, Not a Candidate: California Primary Was Stolen, And Hillary’s “Nomination a Coup”

Naked Capitalism (Gaius Publius) – Puerto Rico Democratic Party Reduced Primary Votes to 8% of What Was Expected

Free Thought ProjectRacketeering Lawsuit Exposing Nationwide Vote Rigging in DNC Primaries Could Derail Clinton

If Jesse Ventura was considering a late run for the White House, as POTUS or as Trump’s VP, forget about it…

Star TribuneCourt overturns verdict in Ventura defamation case

VoltairenetWho’s protecting Hillary Clinton?

Weekly StandardWH Denies Endorsement Will Intimidate FBI InvestigatorsObama meets privately with Loretta Lynch.

Washington ExaminerWhite House refers to Clinton email probe as ‘criminal’

The HillClinton’s IT aide keeps email server shrouded in mystery

APExperts: Clinton emails could have compromised CIA names

Council on Foreign RelationsWhat Clinton’s E-mails Reveal About Her Support for CIA Drone Strikes

Breitbart (citing DIA memo obtained by Judicial Watch) – Hillary Clinton Received Secret Memo Stating Obama Admin ‘Support’ for ISIS’

Global Research (James Petras) – Hillary Clinton: Electing a “Foreign Spy” for President?

Daily CallerCryptic NY Filing Revealed Clinton Foundation Foreign Donations

InfowarsRoger Stone: Is Hillary’s Girlfriend A Saudi Spy?

Washington’s BlogUS Government Intentionally Destroys 9/11 Evidence

LaRouchePACCIA Chief ‘Expects’ 28 Pages To Be Released Soon; Fallback Coverup Is Planned

APCIA: No evidence that Saudi gov’t helped 9/11 attackers

American Herald Tribune (Miko Peled) – The day Israel attacked America – The Unites States Navy most decorated ship (in a single action)

ReutersBlack box from crashed EgyptAir plane retrieved

Sputnik‘Explosive’ Papers Seized From Private Detective Investigating MH17 Crash

DEBKAfileTwelve years of US Air Force records destroyed in computer system crash

Government ExecutiveThose Lost Investigation Files Have Been Found, Air Force Says

NASA Space FlightULA Delta IV-Heavy launch with NROL-37 scrubbed

United Launch AllianceUnited Launch Alliance Successfully Launches NROL-37 Payload for the National Reconnaissance Office

St. Louis Post-DispatchDozens report fireball plunging in sky above St. Louis area, Midwest

Daily MailDramatic footage captures three mystery EXPLOSIONS and a flash of light that rocked houses and woke residents in Essex last night as they question if it was a meteorite, fighter jet… or even a UFO

Al MonitorIs Turkey hiding alien encounters?

The AtlanticTracking Earth’s Secret Spy Satellites

Boiling Frogs PostWar Industry Muster: U.S. Academia Aiding & Abetting the Pentagon

GuardianCIA medical staff gave specifications on how to torture post-9/11 detainees

Activist PostInvisible Microparticles in Food can Deliver Vaccines, Drugs

N.Y. TimesC.D.C. Reports 234 Pregnant Women in U.S. With Zika

NBC NewsSix Cases of Zika Virus-Linked Birth Defects in US, CDC Says

BBCUS bid to grow human organs for transplant inside pigs

Washington University in St. LouisGenetically modified Golden Rice falls short on lifesaving promises

33rd SquareAndrew Hessel’s Discussion of Genetic Engineering’s Possibilities Will Warp Your Brain

EngadgetGoogle is working on a kill switch to prevent an AI uprising

Intelligence.org (Laurent Orseau and Stewart Armstrong) – Safely Interruptible Agents

21st Century WireDr. Steven Greer Announces: The Campaign to End Illegal Free Energy Secrecy

Flying cuttlefish picayuneWatching the Leaky Nuke Plant, Turkey Point, with the Florida Rain

GeoEngineering WatchWeather Warfare Assault, A Physician Speaks Out

University of SydneyCosmic cinema: astronomers make real-time, 3D movies of plasma tubes drifting overhead

Jet Propulsion LaboratorySmall Asteroid Is Earth’s Constant Companion

University of BirminghamAsteroseismologists listen to the relics of the Milky Way: sounds from the oldest stars in our Galaxy

Scientific AmericanGravitational Wave Observatory Finds More Colliding Black Holes

CERNData harvest in the LHC

Moon of AlabamaThe Greatest – RIP

Al MonitorErdogan scores no points at Muhammad Ali’s funeral


Just days before the California primary, with Bernie rapidly gaining on and surpassing Hillary in polls (L.A.Times), the question must be posed, qui bono from the actions of the unruly youth in San Jose, the so-called social justice warriors – associated as they are in the public eye with the Sanders campaign. This isn’t about opposing Trump, nor does it help Bernie; ultimately, it only insures a victory for Clinton on Tuesday, nudging her delegate count over the 2383 needed and sealing her nomination for the Democratic ticket (barring indictments and such – more below)…

ABC NewsViolence Breaks Out at Trump Rally in San Jose, Protesters Hurl Eggs, Throw Punches, Intimidate Supporters

San Jose Mercury NewsDonald Trump in San Jose: Violent protest outside rally, hundreds clash with police

GuardianProtesters chase and attack Trump supporters in San Jose – as it happened

American MirrorAgitators pelt female Trump supporter with eggs, tomatoes in San Jose

InfowarsLeftist Media, San Jose Mayor Justify Anti-Trump Violence, Attack on Woman

HeavyProtesters Arrested at Bernie Sanders Oakland Rally

Chicago NowBernie Sanders: The Eugene McCarthy Of 2016!

On that note, the rebellious youth of today would be wise to take a little history lesson, courtesy of Sherman Skolnick: “CHICAGO 7” Are They For Real?

And this timely publication…

Trine Day The Polka Dot File on the Robert F. Kennedy Killing – Paris Peace Talks Connection


Other headlines of interest from around the world, May into June, 2016…

Daily SabahThousands gather in Istanbul to mark Ottoman-era conquest

Al MonitorErdogan engineers his own conquest of Istanbul

Press TVIsraeli deputy PM admits to visiting Aleppo secretly

Al JazeeraEx-Mossad head on Israel medical aid to al-Nusra Front

Wayne Madsen ReportJune 1-2, 2016 — Former Mossad chief admits to helping Al Qaeda branch in Syria

In an interview with the Qatar-based news network Al Jazeera, Efraim Halevy, the former head of Mossad confirmed what many in the Middle East and around the world already surmised: that Israel provided “tactical” assistance to Jabhat al-Nusra, the Syrian affiliate of Al Qaeda, throughout the Syrian civil war.

The fact that Halevy chose the Qatari government-funded Al Jazeera to make his revelation is even more noteworthy considering the fact that Qatar is also a major financial supporter of Jabhat al-Nusra and Al Qaeda in Syria.

Reports from UN observers in the Golan Heights confirmed regular contact between Israel Defense Force officers and armed Jabhat al-Nusra and Islamic State terrorists at the Syrian-Israeli border.

Halevy’s admission blows wide open the real reason the Obama administration is opposed to the release of the 28 pages from the 2002 joint Congressional inquiry on the intelligence failures that led to the 9/11 attack on the United States. WMR has spoken to sources familiar with the report’s content who have revealed that the footnotes, where the “devil is hiding in the details,” adds Israel, Qatar, Kuwait, and the United Arab Emirates, in addition to the obvious guilty state party, Saudi Arabia, to the list of countries linked to facilitating the deadliest single foreign attack on U.S. soil in American history…

Halevy’s comments add to what WMR previously reported about comments made in a private conversation by one of Halevy’s predecessors in Mossad that funding for the 9/11 attack was handled by the six largest US. banks in New York. The clear inference by the former Mossad chief was that the funding was well known to the Bush administration before the attack was carried out.

Halevy’s admission of a tactical alliance between Israel and a Syrian branch of Al Qaeda also explains the similar alliance between Israel and the 9/11 plotters in the months prior to the 2001 attack. The presence of hundreds of Israeli “art students,” “mall kiosk vendors,” and “furniture movers,” all of whom were Mossad agents, in close vicinity to the Arab airplane hijackers from 2000 to 2001 points to the Israeli-Al Qaeda tactical alliance being more enduring than it has been in Syria.

The real reason why Senator Charles Schumer and House Speaker Paul Ryan, in addition to Barack Obama, have erected significant barriers to the 28 pages being released in full is that they fear that the details buried in the footnotes will expose Israel and other Gulf states as responsible parties in the 9/11 attack. And if the proposed Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act (JASTA) became law, which it will not since Obama has promised to veto it, Israel and Saudi Arabia could find themselves stripped of sovereign immunity from lawsuits and facing thousands of plaintiffs in U.S. courts…

GuardianJudge ‘manipulated’ 9/11 attacks case, court document alleges

AllGov9/11 Trial Defense Team Accuses Government of Scrambling and Redacting Documents to Impede Its Work

Florida Bulldog28 pages and 80,000 pages: The hunt for a Saudi support network for 9-11 hijackers

Foreign Policy Journal (Paul Craig Roberts) – 9/11 Disinformation: Saudi Arabia Attacked America

VoltairenetSaudi Arabia is building an embassy in Israël (see Nu’man Abd al-Wahid in Mondoweiss for the long-standing relationship)

DEBKAfileNetanyahu to Meet in Russia With Putin for Talks on Syria

Press TVSyrian Observatory, Reuters spreading lies about airstrikes: Russia

Moon of AlabamaNot A Hospital, Not A Russian Strike, Not Civilian – Propaganda Fail In Syria

Jerusalem PostRussia demands Turkey withdraw troops from Iraq

Fars News AgencySyria: Turkish Army Troops Enter Northern Aleppo Province

Sputnik‘Turkish Military Enters Syrian Village’ Amid Concerns of Invasion

Trucks Carrying Weapons For al-Nusra Front Arrive From Turkey Daily

StripesPentagon: US troops wounded in Syria, Iraq over the weekend

Al MonitorUS, Kurds to clear path toward Raqqa, with or without Turkey

CryptomeUS Special Forces in Syria

Hurriyet DailyUS soldiers with YPG insignias unacceptable, says Turkish FM

Middle East EyeUS commandos ordered to remove ‘inappropriate’ YPG patches

Rapid Islamic State advance threatens refugee camps along Turkish border

Penny for your thoughtsMosul, Iraq and it’s Liberation. Definitely in Coordination with Moves In Raqqa, Syria

Antiwar – Fighting Continues near Fallujah; 254 Killed in Iraq259 Killed in Iraq; Bombers Back in Baghdad

Mint Press NewsThe Iran Nuclear Deal Was Never A Peace Deal

BloombergThe Untold Story Behind Saudi Arabia’s 41-Year U.S. Debt Secret

World Socialist Web SiteMore than 2,500 refugees drowned in Mediterranean so far this year

Zero HedgeStunning Satellite Images Of The Global Tanker Oil Glut

The Tanker Armada Off Singapore Starts To Unload As Gasoline Goes Into Backwardation

LaRouchePACBreakthrough for the BRICS, New Silk Road and Hamiltonian Credit System in Yemen

GuardianChina to send nuclear-armed submarines into Pacific amid tensions with US

USNIAdmiral Warns: Russian Subs Waging Cold War-Style ‘Battle of the Atlantic’

The SakerHow Russia is preparing for WWIII

Voice of AmericaPutin: Russia Will Respond to US Missile Shield in Europe

Washington Free BeaconRussia Flight Tests Anti-Satellite Missile

SputnikNorth Korea? Alien Missiles? Is the Space Station Under Attack?

Alert 5Russian warplanes intercepted by Belgium F-16s during their NATO BAP mission

RT3 US B-52 heavy bombers fly to Europe for joint NATO Baltic military drills

Fort Russ (translating Русская весна) – Heavy UAF shelling, firefights hit DPR forces near Donetsk

(translating Tragedia Donbasu) – The Last Two Nights of Artillery Shelling in Donetsk

(translating Novorossiya) – Avdeevka: UAF snipers shoot at OSCE observers and journalists

InfowarsEU Proposes Government ID to Use Internet

Gatestone InstituteEuropean Union Declares War on Internet Free Speech

Breitbart (citing The Times) – Hidden Plans For EU Army Command Centre Leaked Ahead Of Brexit Vote

IndependentMI5 ‘used sexual abuse of children at Kincora to blackmail the politician paedophiles’

HeatStreetPredatory Peacekeepers – UN Soldiers Are Committing Widespread Child Rape

Daily MailNew Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte defends murdering journalists, saying: ‘You are not exempted from assassination if you’re a son of a b**ch’

Philippine Daily Inquirer‘Don’t fuck with me,’ he tells media

APVenezuela police repel rare protest near presidential palace

Radio HavanaVenezuelan President Nicolas Maduro Calls for Resistance to OAS Maneuvers

teleSUR – Venezuela: Pro-Govt Supporters Being Killed in Record Numbers

Dilma Rousseff: Eduardo Cunha Is the Puppetmaster of Coup Govt

RTFrance hit by power cuts, strikes & clashes with police as labor law protests deepen

ReutersFormer Zurich Insurance boss Martin Senn kills himself

TelegraphPortuguese intelligence hunts accomplices of spy accused of passing ‘Nato secrets’ to Russia

Donald Trump exclusive: Russian mob-linked fraudster a ‘key player’ in presidential hopeful’s business ventures

UPIRussian spy who posed as New York banker sentenced to 2 1/2 years in prison

AmmolandDonald Trump Promised Terry Brother Answers on Fast and Furious

SputnikObama Owns Up to Libya Blunder Again, Doesn’t Mention Clinton’s Role, Again

Charles OrtelA Deep Dive into How the Clinton Foundation Operates Illegally and in Haiti

TruthoutHillary Clinton’s Memoir Deletions, in Detail

CryptomeSidney Blumenthal to Hillary Clinton Emails

World Net Daily (Jerome Corsi) – Ex-aide’s testimony exposes Hillary’s lie about emails

Top Hillary aide suffers memory loss in deposition

Feds suppressing draft criminal indictment against Hillary

What that indictment would be likely to charge, from a self-described admirer of Hillary…

Informed Vote 2016Do I Really Need to Worry About Hillary’s Emails? Yes. She Will Be Indicted.

Don’t hold your breath. Corsi: Loretta Lynch’s law firm tied to Hillary Clinton

Vocativ (citing SSRN) – Secret Laws Passed In The U.S. Spike Under Obama

InterceptSecret Text in Senate Bill Would Give FBI Warrantless Access to Email Records

Appeals Court Delivers Devastating Blow to Cellphone-Privacy Advocates

Washington TimesGovernment still holding on to 5 years of NSA phone-snooping metadata

NYTimesGovernments Turn to Commercial Spyware to Intimidate Dissidents

Matthew Aid (AP) – Websites Advocating Boycott of Israel Hit by Onslaught of Cyber Attacks From Israel

ForbesFor $20M, These Israeli Hackers Will Spy On Any Phone On The Planet

Memory HoleStasi Spying on Children: State Snoopers for EVERY Child

CryptomeIBM Person Tracking Patent 31 May 2016

IndependentFacebook is using smartphones to listen to what people say, professor suggests

DutchsinseBlocked by facebook after Earthquake strikes West Coast California — Unable to make new posts

ENENews“Truly unsettling” discovery at Fukushima… problem “far greater than previously thought” — Boss reveals 600 tons of fuel melted, can’t find it — Top Official: “Nobody really knows where fuel is”… We may never be able to get it and just leave wherever — “Uncontrollable fission” is continuing under site

National DefenseSpecial Operations Command to Test Directed Energy Weapon on Apache

Scientific American (citing bioRxiv) – Major Cell Phone Radiation Study Reignites Cancer Questions

Natural News (citing Environmental Health) – STUDY: Ultra-low doses of Monsanto’s Roundup cause massive gene alterations in lab rats, leading to other health problems

Free Thought ProjectUS Taxpayers Forced to Pay $3 Billion for Damages in Vaccine Lawsuits — Not the Drug Companies

ScienceIn dramatic statement, European leaders call for ‘immediate’ open access to all scientific papers by 2020

NASANASA’s SDO Peers Into Huge Coronal Hole

James Fetzer (Janet Phelan) – The “Flat Earth” Movement Gains Ground