…among our headlines of interest, July into August 2016…
Aftermath of failed Turkey coup…
ThereAreNoSunglasses – Incirlik Surrounded By 1,000s of Turkish Troops and Dump Trucks
See Penny for your thoughts for observations on the proximity of these events.
Yeni Şafak – FETÖ terrorists were trained by CIA, FBI
Boiling Frogs Post/Newsbud – US General Campbell: The ‘Likely’ NBC News Source in its Scandalous False Reporting on the Turkey Coup Attempt
WikiLeaks – Search the AKP email database
Prison Planet – WikiLeaks Dump: Turkey is a Classic Informant Police State
Middle East Eye – Turkey coup accused beaten and raped in custody: Amnesty
Intelligence Online – MIT under post-coup scrutiny
President of Russia (August 9) – Meeting with President of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan
…was preceded by…
The Duran (August 8) – Vladimir Putin just met with his security chiefs
On a historical note, this came on the eighth anniversary of the NATO launch (through its Georgian proxy) of the 08/08/08 war in Ossetia which, as in this year, was coincident with the opening of the Olympics. China ( a BRICS nation) was host in ’08, and Brazil is host this year. Brazil is the B in BRICS. With the recent CIA encouraged overthrow of Dilma Roussef and replacement by U.S. proxy Michel Temer (see our edition of May 17), the status of the B is in question. With warming relations between Putin and Erdogan, however, could the B be replaced by a T? TRICS is perhaps not the most desirable acronym.
Moon of Alabama – Turkey’s Foreign Policy Change Is Well Underway
Al Monitor – Will failed coup push Erdogan toward Iran, Russia?
21st Century Wire – München Shooting: Terror Embedded Journalism?
Aangirfan – MUNICH ATTACK: FALSE FLAG INSIDE-JOB
Gatestone Institute – Germany’s Migrant Rape Crisis Spirals out of Control
Daily Mail – Merkel on the ropes: Thousands of German protesters take to the streets saying she ‘Must Go’ and a key coalition ally withdraws support to open-door immigration policy after terror attack
Boiling Frogs Post (Filip Kovacevic) – Putin in Slovenia: An Analysis
An apt anthem, courtesy of Laibach (Vimeo) – Eurovision
Not the first time Poroshenko has gone on ‘permanent vacation’…
Fort Russ (translating Политнавигатор) – Confirmed: Amidst sharpening crisis, Poroshenko and co. have left Ukraine
Pavel Sheremet, translated from Ukrainian Pravda – The last article of Ukrainian journalist blown up today: Failed Turkish coup stirs coup fears in Ukraine
IHS Jane’s Defence Weekly – US delivers Raven UAVs to Ukraine
ThereAreNoSunglasses (citing BalkanInsight) – Montenegro Joins NATO, Promptly Sells Saudis 300 Tonnes of Weapons For Syria
The following question-mark headline astonishes even us – we were perhaps the last (at our former home at WxxxNews) to write off Qaddafi loyalists in 2011, and indeed pondered if these were the forces behind the Benghazi attack on 9/11/12, which was not the case. Yet, five years later, it is perhaps too soon to speak of a Qaddafi dynasty in the past tense…
Al Monitor – Will Gadhafi’s son be Libya’s next leader?
Is this why, once again, there are “boots on the ground”?…
Strategy Page – Sudan: Civil War Resumes In The South
Release of 9/11 report showing financial and logistic support of terrorists by Saudi royals and officials notwithstanding…
Middle East Online (August 10) – US approves sale of tanks, weapons to Saudi
Middle East Eye (AFP) – Yemen government quits talks after Houthis reject deal
Penny for your thoughts (commentary on Al Ahram) – The Puzzle of the US Multi-Base Deal with Iraq’s Kurds- One On Iran’s Border
Islamic Republic News Agency – Iran has other options if Americans sabotage JCPOA: Velayati
Defense News – US-Israel Reignite Rift on Iran Nuke Deal
Is this what has Brennan so miffed?…
OilPrice.com – ISIS Oil Revenues Down By Up To 90 Percent
Alert 5 (citing WSJ) – Russia bombed secret U.S. garrison in Syria deliberately
Al Masdar News – Reports of US warplane downed by ISIS
Defense News – US Monitoring Plane Makes Emergency Landing in Russia
Fort Russ (translation of Александр Ростовцев) – China openly offers Russia an alliance against NATO
Times of India – Bomb targeting mourners outside Quetta hospital kills 42
ThereAreNoSunglasses – (ARY News) – Quetta Hospital Bombed–93 Dead, Most of Them Baloch Lawyers Protesting Leader’s Murder
Tokyo Reporter – 15 dead, 45 injured after stabbing at disabled facility in Kanagawa
Yonhap News Agency – N.K. launches ballistic missile: S. Korean military
Japan News – Missile interception to be standing order
Buenos Aires Herald – Old guard spies want wiretaps back
Executive Intelligence Review – Impact of Congressional HSBC Exposure: Senior Bankers Charged
CBS News – Tim Kaine changes course on TPP after VP nod
Mad Cow News – Tim Kaine’s Unlikely Biography
Counterpunch – Hillary and Tim Kaine: a Match Made on Wall Street
Alex Jones Show – Hillary Clinton Is Disintegrating Before Our Eyes
Xymphora – WWIII celebration dance
The Russians are coming!!!
WikiLeaks – Search the DNC email database
Breitbart (interview of William Binney) – NSA Whistleblower: Agency Has All of Clinton’s Deleted Emails
Apparently, all of the finger pointing to Russia was just a distracting ruse…
Daily Mail – Outrage at Julian Assange for implicating murdered DNC staffer in email leak and offering $20k reward – as the victim’s parents accuse Wikileaks founder of ‘politicizing this horrible tragedy’
r/The_Donald (reddit) – DNC Data Director Seth Rich was likely assassinated by the Clintons
He is not alone…
Memory Hole blog – Process Server and Activist In DNC Fraud Lawsuit Found DEAD
American Free Press – Prominent AFP Clinton Researcher Found Dead
This one has been anticipated for some time, but considering the history of the CIA and cancer vaccines (Constantine Report), adding Mike Vanderboegh to the Clinton body pile is not to be dismissed out of hand. See his work on the Oklahoma City Bombing in the The John Doe Times. R.I.P…
Sipsey Street Irregulars – A Patriot has passed on today.
Though it took allegations against the bogeyman of the Russophobists to induce it, the mainstream media is finally acknowledging that this is an issue…
Washington Post – By November, Russian hackers could target voting machines
Politico – Hacker threat extends beyond parties
The most extreme danger, of course, is that cyber intruders could hack the voting machinery to pick winners and losers.
As they likely have done since at least 2004. What is not said however is that it is largely domestic, deep state hackers which are subverting this democratic republic. Cryptogon notes…
Schneier on Security – Hacking the Vote
Cypherpunks (repost of Tim May, 1 Sep 92) – Libertaria in Cyberspace
It isn’t that there are less secrets, but that more of them are being privatized…
Secrecy News – Number of New Secrets in 2015 Near Historic Low
As cyber-fiefdoms determine the “need to know” of their denizens…
MIT Technology Review – Google and Microsoft Want Every Company to Scrutinize You with AI
World Net Daily – Facebook blocks Michael Savage for posting news on Islamic crime
Wall Street On Parade – Wikileaks Emails Bring New Attention to Hillary Victory Fund “Money Laundering” Charges
Judicial Watch – Judicial Watch Uncovers New Batch of Hillary Clinton Emails
Daily Caller – IRS Launches Investigation Of Clinton Foundation
Zero Hedge – Hillary’s Latest Headache: Skolkovo
Politico – Seven Minutes That Shook the Convention
Washington Examiner – Khan specializes in visa programs accused of selling U.S. citizenship
Zero Hedge – Why Did Khizr Khan Delete His Law Firm’s Website?
Did he assist 9/11 hijackers with their visas?…
Wayne Madsen Report – August 1-2, 2016 — What the media isn’t reporting about Khizr Khan
Khizr Khan, the Muslim immigrant lawyer from Pakistan who arrived in America by way of Dubai and pulled at the heart strings of viewers of the Democratic National Convention by regaling the audience with the story of the loss of his son, Army Captain Humayun Khan, in Iraq, told his son’s story but skipped over his own.
Khizr Khan entered the United States in 1980 from Dubai to attend Harvard Law School. That year saw the Central Intelligence Agency ramp up its operations in Pakistan in support of the Afghan mujaheddin against the Soviets. The Pakistan operation was shepherded by national security adviser Zbigniew Brzezinski, currently an outspoken opponent of Donald Trump and a bitter foe of Russia..
Khizr Khan practices law in New York and is a member of the New York Bar. Khan’s Manhattan law office is next door to the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel, which also happens to house the residence of the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, Samantha Power. Power’s husband is Cass Sunstein, President Obama’s former information czar who excels in the art of disinformation, propaganda, and cognitive dissonance. But more interesting is the fact that Khan and his wife are residents of Charlottesville, Virginia, a home to a number of foreign Muslims, many of whom are students at the University of Virginia who wish to change their student visa status to permanent residency, or “green card” status. Charlottesville is a so-called “sanctuary city” that welcomes those who either enter the United States illegally or overstay their limited residency visas.
Khan’s wife, Ghazala, is a pediatrician in Virginia Beach, which is a three-hour drive from Charlottesville. The Khans are not attracted to Charlottesville because of a convenient distance to their places of work. So why do they reside in the university town? When their son died in Iraq in 2004, the Khans lived in Bristow, Virginia, a far suburb of Washington, DC in Prince William County. The Khans had also once lived in Silver Spring, Maryland.
The official notification of Khan’s death stated:
“Captain Humayun S. M. Khan, 27, of Bristow, Virginia, died June 8, 2004, in Baquabah, Iraq, after a vehicle packed with an improvised explosive device drove into the gate of his compound while he was inspecting soldiers on guard duty. Khan was assigned to Headquarters, Headquarters Company, 201st Forward Support Battalion, 1st Infantry Division, Vilseck, Germany.”
Khan was actually an Army intelligence officer, fluent in Arabic, who worked with Iraqi civilians in a program called the United States-Iraq Sponsorship Program, which was actually an operation designed to recruit Iraqis to work as police and in other “capacities” for the Coalition Provisional Authority, the U.S. occupation government of Iraq. Khan’s home base of Vilseck is a center for U.S. intelligence operations involving units of the U.S. Army Intelligence and Security Command. When Khan was killed, oversight of Iraq “transition” programs, such as the U.S.-Iraq Sponsorship Program, had just come under the control of General David Petraeus, the first commander of the Multi-National Security Transition Command – Iraq.
Members of the Pakistani embassy, including deputy chief of mission (DCM) Mohammad Sadiq, attended Captain Khan’s burial at Arlington National Cemetery. The DCM of large embassies are almost always the embassy intelligence chief of station. In the case of Sadiq, this would be the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI). In 2008, Sadiq, who paid his respects to Captain Khan at Arlington, was defending ISI as the Pakistan Foreign Ministry’s chief spokesman. India accused the ISI of bombing its embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan. The bombing killed four people, including two Indian diplomats…
Pakistan was not a member of the U.S. coalition in Iraq, which begs the question of why the Pakistani embassy’s ISI chief attended Captain Humayun Khan’s funeral at Arlington? Was Khan working, through his Saudi- and Pakistani-connected father with the ISI? If so, was the contact “sanctioned” by the CIA? If not, was Humayun Khan freelancing and feeding information from Iraq to the ISI, which then passed it to their close allies in the Saudi General Intelligence Department?
Khizr Khan claims he is a “legal consultant” in Charlottesville, although he is not a member of the Virginia Bar. Given the nature of Charlotteville’s status as a sanctuary city, Khan’s legal background and his work with the Muslim community in Virginia, it is likely that Khan offers help to Muslims who have overstayed their student visas in the university and sanctuary city to obtain permanent residence. It should be recalled that seven of the 9/11 hijackers obtained Virginia driver’s licenses, three of which were used as official identification to check in for flights on September 11, 2001. Perhaps if Khizr Khan had not been so willing to help dodgy Muslim “students” overstay their visas and seek workarounds to the law, Virginia might have been able to prevent the hijackers fraudulently obtain driver’s licenses. And had there been no 9/11, there certainly would have been no U.S. invasion of Iraq and Humayun Khan would have realized his dream of attending the University of Virginia law school and becoming a military lawyer. In making it easy for Saudis, Emiratis, and others to game the U.S. immigration system, Khizr Khan shares in some of the responsibility for his son’s death…
And where should another CIA asset exposed by Madsen pop up? Hillary has a Taliban constituency…
WPTV (West Palm Beach) – Orlando shooter’s father attends Hillary Clinton rally in Kissimmee
Madsen has been on a roll of late, having helped to knock out two Republican nominee contenders (Rubio and Cruz) in the primaries. The latter extracted some revenge with a non-endorsement of Trump at the RNC in Cleveland, and indeed let it be known that it was about what Trump had repeated concerning the Rafael/Oswald connection…
C-Span (ff to 24:00) – Texas Delegation Breakfast
WMR has learned from Hispanic California delegates pledge to Donald Trump that many of them are avoiding giving television interviews because they are afraid that members of the violent El Salvadorean gang, MS-13, will identify them and target their families and property in California during their absence this week. These delegates have flatly refused to be interviewed, although some have been seen on television within the California floor delegation waving Trump signs.
The Trump delegates said that, like themselves, some Hispanic Republicans and others in California are refusing to publicly indicate their preference for Trump because of the threat of violence from MS-13…
Miami Herald – More bug spray, less dining al fresco planned in Zika zone
Spaceflight Now – NROL-61 satellite launched Thursday spotted in space by sky-watchers
Berkeley News – Sprinkling of neural dust opens door to electroceuticals
New light on old news…
ThereAreNoSunglasses – If US Ever Releases Jailed Russian Pilots, They Will Either Be Silent Or Silenced
James Fetzer (Robert O’Dowd) – Arrow Air 1285 and the ‘Lucifer Directive’: Part 1, What happened? Part 2, Part 3