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

Mad Cow NewsORLANDO SHOOTING DAD A LONGTIME CIA ASSET

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…

AangirfanTRUMP LINKED TO SEX SCANDAL, BILDERBERG AND TRILATERAL COMMISSION.

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

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