…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…]
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
(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 Everyman – Vanguard America is Indeed a Honeypot Run by a Marine Corp Recruiter
Pieczenik – Charlottesville Staged Confrontation!
Why Evolution Is True – Armed Leftists in Charlottesville
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 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…
WhoWhatWhy (Peter Dale Scott) – Charlottesville Police Inaction: Part of a Nationwide Development
Free Thought Project – Confirmed: Police Told to Stand Down in Charlottesville—Did Nothing as War Broke Out
Occurrences – on the brink
Fellowship of the Minds – Signs of Charlottesville ‘white supremacist’ rally being a false flag
Washington Post – Man charged in anti-government bomb plot in Oklahoma City
@JulianAssange – The new face of America is eerily familiar.
Strategic Culture (Finian Cunningham) – Pentagon Denounces American Nazis While Arming Ukrainian Nazis
Drudge headlines Aug. 17...
Baltimore Brew – Columbus 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.
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…
Civil war in the cyber sphere…
Electronic Frontier Foundation – Fighting Neo-Nazis and the Future of Free Expression
It’s Going Down – Patreon Caves to Tim Pool and the Alt-Right, Bans IGD
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…
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…
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…
Among those who would be killed…
chojiro22 (Youtube) – North Korea: Opening Performance by Kindergarden Children in Sinuiju 新義州の幼稚園
A standing ovation for their inspired song The Whistleblowers in Pyongyang, Aug. 15, 2015, from the film, Liberation Day…
GoldhidherZ – Laibach 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 Agency – U.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-
KBS World Radio – RFA: 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…
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
The sabre-rattling goes on with U.S./S.Korea military drills in the end of August…
Yonhap News Agency – N.K. warns of ‘ruthless’ retaliation over S. Korea-U.S. military drills
Hawaii News Now – New Hawaii campaign to help residents plan for North Korea attack
Blacklisted News – First video of US Missile Defense Agency’s THAAD test
Demonstrating flexibility for Hwasong-14 launch sites…
Reuters (Aug. 29) – North Korea fires missile over Japan, sharply escalating tensions
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 Scientists – North Korea’s “not quite” ICBM can’t hit the lower 48 states
Not quite The Onion…
USS John S. McCain traveled close to Mischief Reef
Ten days later…
Commander, U.S. 7th Fleet – USS John S. McCain collides with merchant ship near Strait of Malacca
Was it AIS mischief? (See our previous edition)
Mischief on the Western Front…
Breitbart – Donald Trump Signs Russia Sanctions
Strategic Culture (Eric Zuesse) – America Declares Economic War Against Europe
Global Research (Paul Craig Roberts) – Trump’s Choices. Russian Military has Concluded that Washington is preparing a surprise Nuclear Attack on Russia
Military.com (AFP) – NATO Vows Support for Ukraine Against Russia’s ‘Aggressive Actions’
Novorossiya Today – DONETSK AND LUGANSK REPUBLICS HAVE DECLARED TO BECOME ONE NATION, MALOROSSIYA !
Fort Russ (translating Политнавигатор) – NATO exercises begin in Odessa, despite locals’ protests
(Sputnik France) – UN notes doubling of civilian casualties in Donbass* (But neglects to say who is killing them)
FEMEN now in Putin’s employ?…
TheLocal (AFP/DPA) – AS IT HAPPENED: Rioting steals attention from politics on first day of G20 summit
WikiLeaks – Macron Campaign Emails
Voltairenet (Manlio Dinucci) – Macron-Libya: the Rothschild Connection
Port of Cueta reeling from influx of migrants seeking passage to EU…
OilPrice.com – Is 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)
Intelligence Online – Mossad fears its Syria policy is failing
Mint Press News – How 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
Al Monitor – US, UK join Lebanon’s strange military bedfellows
Syrian Arab News Agency – “International coalition” shells Raqqa National Hospital with phosphorus bombs`
It’s Going Down – American Anarchist Killed in Battle to Liberate Raqqa from ISIS
Andolu Agency – US increases military posts supporting PKK/PYD in Syria
Orient News – AA’s map of US bases in Syria infuriates Pentagon
Strategic Culture – Moscow, Baghdad Sign Huge Arms Deal
Mint Press News – ExxonMobil, Kochs, Israel Pushing Washington To Partition Iraq And Syria
Wall Street Journal – Saudis Open Iraqi Border and Forge Ties to Counter Iran
OilPrice.com – Saudis To Take ‘Significant’ Measures To Bolster Oil Prices
YemenExtra – The Saudi-Israeli Alliance
Middle East Memo – WikiLeaks: Riyadh flirts with Tel Aviv through normalisation
Mint Press News (ABNA) – Saudi King Hospitalized For Dementia
New York Times – Saudi King’s Son Plotted Effort to Oust His Rival
Intelligence Online – Al Howairini, Mohammed bin Salman’s ears at interior ministry
Asia Times (Pepe Escobar) – A coup in the House of Saud?
Intelligence Online – Anti-Qatar quartet report builds case against Doha
Khaleej Times – Abu Dhabi royal family member among injured in chopper crash
Geopolitics Alert – U.S. Troops Flow Into Yemen and More Are Probably on the Way
(translating Al Mayadeen) – Saudis Maintain Close Relations with Israelis, Plan to Open up an Israeli Embassy in Riyadh
(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
Gulf News – Kuwait expels Iran diplomats, shuts mission
Arutz Sheva – Arabs riot in Jerusalem
Middle East Eye – Al-Aqsa dispute leaves three Palestinians, three Israeli settlers dead
Penny for your thoughts – Israeli Organ Harvesting from Syrians: “paying the poor and the hungry to slowly dismantle their bodies”
Voltairenet (Manlio Dinucci) – Now in orbit: the first “Italian” spy satellite
Xinhua – China sets up base in Djibouti
Indian Ocean Newsletter – China reveals the true intentions behind its naval base
Washington Free Beacon – Iran Sending Warships to Atlantic Ocean Amid Massive New Military Buildup
Mint Press News – Federal Judge Fast-Tracks Demand For Legal Basis Of Syria Strikes
Consortium News (Joe Lauria) – Hiding US Lies About Libyan Invasion
Newsbud (Sibel Edmonds) – Israel’s Mossad Replaces CIA as Handler of Libyan Strongman Khalifa Haftar
Voltairenet (F. William Engdahl) – Has Narenda Modi Switched Sides?
Hindu Times – China raises the heat on Doklam standoff
(Thierry Meyssan) – Trump and Pakistani support for jihadists
ThereAreNoSunglasses (The Globalist) – Shutting-Down the ISI/CIA Jihadi Academy–The Key to Winning in Afghanistan
The Cambodia Daily – US Democracy NGO Joins Gov’t Doghouse
Fresh News (Phnom Penh) – NDI Clarifies on Neutrality
Indian Ocean Newsletter – Kenyatta sows discord in opposition ranks
American Herald Tribune – Bolivia’s President Declares ‘Total Independence’ from World Bank and IMF
Venezuela Analysis – 10 Dead, 200 Voting Centers Attacked as US Sanctions Maduro
OilPrice.com – Aggressive U.S. Oil Sanctions Could Bankrupt Venezuela
Mission Verdad – US Occupation Has Already Begun and Is Being Conducted by ExxonMobil
“Blood spilled on graphite destined for Tesla”…
Regeneración Radio – NOCHIXTLÁN: MIXTEC BLOOD SPILLED OVER MINING CONCESSIONS
Los Angeles Times – Mexico’s bloody drug war is killing more people than ever
Middle East Eye – Saudi investor ploughs millions into liberal icon of UK media
New York Times – Trump Jr. Was Told in Email of Russian Effort to Aid Campaign
Wall Street Journal – Russian Officials Overheard Discussing Trump Associates Before Campaign Began
Wayne Madsen Report – July 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.
Wall Street Journal – Jared Kushner Details Russia Meetings, Denies Collusion
ABC News – Special 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.
McClatchyDC – John McCain faces questions in Trump-Russia dossier case
Becker’s Hospital Review – Sen. John McCain diagnosed with brain cancer at Mayo Clinic – Phoenix
Disobedient Media – Leaked State Department Emails Reveal Connection To Donald Jr. Meeting
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.
National Review (Andrew McCarthy) – The Very Strange Indictment of Debbie Wasserman Schultz’s IT Scammers
The obligatory fog of infowar disclaimer goes with much of this section…
Sy Hersh the man in the middle? But washing his hands…
[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 Politics – Audio: Seymour Hersh States Seth Rich Was WikiLeaks Source
Global Research – Breaking: 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 News – A New Twist in Seth Rich Murder Case
Blacklisted News (FOX) – Jailed Hacker Guccifer Says U.S. Govt Fabricated Guccifer 2.0 As An “Inside Job”
New Zealand Herald – GCSB ‘had no idea’ spy gear was still targeting Kim Dotcom
Circa (Sara A. Carter) – A top FBI lawyer is allegedly under an investigation for leaking classified information to the media
American Center for Law and Justice – DOJ Document Dump to ACLJ on Clinton Lynch Meeting: Comey FBI Lied, Media Collusion, Spin, and Illegality
New York Post – New holes in Loretta Lynch’s story on the Hillary probe
Washington Free Beacon – Fmr. 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
Western Journalism – Documents 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 Project – Suicided? Despite No Gun, Police Say Lawyer Connected to DNC Fraud Suit Shot Himself
Daily Caller – Doubt Surfaces About ‘Suicide’ Claim of Clinton Investigator
Wall Street Journal – Who Paid For The ‘Trump Dossier’?
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
New York Times – John Kelly, Asserting Authority, Fires Anthony Scaramucci
Town and Country – The 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. Buchanan – Is Trump Entering a Kill Box?
Politico – Steve 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
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 Policy – Here’s the Memo That Blew Up the NSC
Intelligence Online – Thiel is Trump’s intelligence guru
Wayne Madsen Report – August 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.
NSO Group -covered in our June 1 edition- coming under increasing scrutiny…
Intelligence Online – NSO chiefs’ Founders Group invests in cybersecurity firms
Equus Technologies is another…
Middle East Monitor – Israeli spyware found on Google Play
Free Thought Project – Largest Sex Trafficking Ring in Western US Busted — Children Openly Sold ‘In Plain Sight’
New Zealand Herald – Vatican rocked: Police raid drug-fuelled gay orgy at cardinal’s apartment
Chicago Sun Times – Former 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.
His final piece: The ObamaCare Republicans
World Socialist Web Site – Amazon and the CIA: a match made in hell – Part One: Amazon cashes in on war crimes and mass surveillance – Part Two: Amazon, war propaganda, and the suppression of free speech
Liberty Blitzkrieg – Google: Search Engine or Deep State Organ?
Washington Examiner – New fears Drudge, InfoWars, Breitbart could face Dem FEC ‘inquisition’
Arizona Republic – Ex-Sheriff Joe Arpaio found guilty of criminal contempt of court
Stock Board Asset – Bused 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
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – Man charged in mass shooting plot at Milwaukee Masonic center seeks release
Free Thought Project – Parents Catch FBI in Plot to Force Mentally Ill Son to Be a Right Wing Terrorist
Wolf Street – Cryptocurrencies Collapsed
Vice Motherboard – Researcher Who Stopped WannaCry Ransomware Detained in US After Def Con
Sander Laarhoven – Identities of NSA Developers Exposed on GitHub
WMC Action News – 16 dead in Marine KC-130 crash in Mississippi
American Intelligence Report – Police Receive God’s Eye Technology, Google Earth with Real Time Tivo Capabilities
Center for Public Integrity – Saving face: Facebook wants access without limits
Atlantic – Have Smartphones Destroyed a Generation?
Counter Current News – FBI Issues Urgent Warning On ‘Spy Toys’: They Put ‘Privacy and safety of children at risk’
In other words…
Privacy International – The Military-Industrial Complex’s Secret War for Our Data
IEEE Spectrum – Naval Research Lab Tests Swarm of Stackable CICADA Microdrones
Strategic Culture (Alex Gorka) – US Military Presence Overseas Mushrooming: Here, There and Everywhere
Washington’s Blog – Major 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
Newsbud (Sibel Edmonds) – NATO-CIA-Pentagon: Junction of the Real Druglords & Warlords
Prison Planet – Study Suggests Drugging Up Germans to Accept More Migrants
MIT Technology Review – First Human Embryos Edited in U.S.
Consortium News (Joe Lauria) – Worries about a Galveston Bio-Lab
Bangor Daily News – LePage signs food sovereignty law, the first of its kind in the nation
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 Geographic – Plastic Garbage Patch Bigger Than Mexico Found in Pacific
Obama fulfills 2008 campaign promise…
OilPrice.com – Researchers Announce Nuclear Fusion Breakthrough
Planetary Habitability Laboratory – Strange Signals from the Nearby Red Dwarf Star Ross 128 – The Weird! Signal
New Atlas – New exoplanet-hunting camera fires up in Chile
Updates on old news…
YourNewsWire – CIA Agent Confesses On Deathbed: ‘We Blew Up WTC7 On 9/11’
Al Jazeera – Jury to decide fate of CIA torture psychologists
Penny for your thoughts – EU President Donald Tusk Testifies, Again, On Polish Government Plane Crash Coup
Fort Russ (translating Политнавигатор) – Love triangle or something else? Nemtsov killer sentenced to 20 years in prison
Blacklisted News – Truman put Nukes in Guam and Gave the Order to Nuke North Korea
WhoWhatWhy – What CIA Hid from the Rockefeller Committee