Headlines of interest for January 2019 [updating still]…

RTOver 100 security killed in Taliban attack on Afghan military training center – reports

New York TimesU.S. and Taliban Agree in Principle to Peace Framework, Envoy Says

American and Taliban officials have agreed in principle to the framework of a deal in which the insurgents would guarantee Afghan territory is never used by terrorists, which could lead to a full pullout of American troops in return for larger concessions from the Taliban, the chief United States negotiator said on Monday…

-Odd, it seems this is what they essentially offered before the invasion, over 17 years ago…

Washington Post (October 14, 2001) – Bush Rejects Taliban Bin Laden Offer

@realDonaldTrump (7 January 2019) – Endless Wars, especially those which are fought out of judgement mistakes that were made many years ago, & those where we are getting little financial or military help from the rich countries that so greatly benefit from what we are doing, will eventually come to a glorious end!

Amen.

However, strait out of Bolton’s notebook, are we leaving one endless war only to join another?…

“Afghanistan -> Welcome the Talks. 5,000 troops to Colombia.”

Zero Hedge“5,000 Troops To Colombia” To Quell Venezuela Crisis? John Bolton Flashes Notepad Contents At Briefing

The absent-mindedness seems a deliberate act of disinfo, nevertheless it is likely indicative of a general tendency of more intervention, by any means necessary…

Venezuelanalysis – The U.S. Has Venezuela in Its Crosshairs

The Hill – US calls for ‘new government’ in Venezuela

RT – EU parliament urges member states to recognize Guaido as Venezuela’s interim president

Gray Zone Project (Dan Cohen & Max Blumenthal) – The Making of Juan Guaidó: How the US Regime Change Laboratory Created Venezuela’s Coup Leader

(Ben Norton) – Venezuela’s US-Backed Coup Leader Immediately Targets State Oil Company, Requests IMF Money

teleSURJohn Bolton Admits US-backed Coup in Venezuela Is About Oil, Not Democracy

Free Thought Project – Coincidence? Venezuela Green Lights Russia to Mine Gold, Days Later US Attempts Overthrow

Wall Street Journal – Pence Pledged U.S. Backing Before Venezuela Opposition Leader’s Move

APAnti-Maduro coalition grew from secret talks

Venezuela Supreme Court judge flees to US to protest Maduro

Miami Herald“Enough already!’ Venezuela’s highest ranking military diplomat breaks with Maduro

Eurasia Future (Andrew Korybko) – Venezuela: The Indirect Adaptive Approach To Regime Change

Voltairenet (Thierry Meyssan) – The terrible forthcoming destruction of the « Caribbean Basin »

Moscow TimesRussian Mercenaries Arrive in Venezuela to Shore Up Maduro’s Rule

Bolton bumbling all over…

Bloomberg – Trump’s Syria Plans Hit Another Wall After Erdogan Snubs Bolton

Daily Sabah (Editorial) – A soft coup against Donald Trump

After some indications of backtracking from the announced pullout – i.e. Bolton’s “soft coup”…

WSJ – Pentagon Pushes Forward on Syria Pullout

Nothing has changed,” one defense official said. “We don’t take orders from Bolton.”

Turkey Seeks Major U.S. Military Support to Adopt Fight in Syria

The Turkish requests are so extensive that, if fully met, the American military might be deepening its involvement in Syria instead of reducing it…

Foreign PolicyU.S. Considering Plan to Stay in Remote Syrian Base to Counter Iran

South FrontTrump’s ‘Full’ & ‘Rapid’ Troops Withdrawal From Syria Appears To Be ‘Slow’ & ‘Smart’

US Wants To Continue Its Operations In Syrian Airspace After Troops Withdrawal

US Military Uses Russian-Styled Military Equipment During Southern Strike 19 Drills

Another U-Turn: U.S. May Keep Troops In Al-Tanaf Base

Al Masdar NewsUS-backed rebels carry out rare missile test in Al-Tanf (video)

Press TV20 Syrian civilians killed as new US-led airstrikes target Dayr al-Zawr

AP – Syria’s Assad authorizes Iraqi forces to strike IS in Syria

Syrian Arab News AgencyPresident al-Assad receives letter from Iraqi Prime Minister on bilateral cooperation, particularly combating terrorism

Funker 530 – Turkish Military Base In Iraq Overran, Destroyed By Kurdish Protesters

Massive US Troop Buildups Reported Around Baghdad, Fallujah, Ramadi

WSJThe New Iron Curtain: Russian Missile Defense Challenges U.S. Air Power

Zero Hedge“Sykes-Picot On Acid”: US Considering Syria Partition Plan Amidst Troop Exit

APTrump aide trying to allay Israeli concerns on Syria pullout

The Times – Smash the bases, spare the men — Israel’s invisible war in Syria

Independent – Iran threatens to ‘eliminate Israel from the Earth’ as tensions escalate over Syria airstrikes

WSJWhite House Sought Options to Strike Iran

Sputnik – Iran’s Satellite Launch Fails Amid News That Trump Admin Wanted Options To Strike Iran Last Year

Al Monitor – Intel: How Trump used his missile defense rollout to take shots at Iran

– Trump administration finds its Iran policy not working

Can the Shin Bet stop hilltop youths’ march to Armageddon?

– Putin guides Erdogan along the Road to Damascus

– Turkish army brass at odds over military operation in Syria

Wall Street Journal – Turkey Seeks Major U.S. Military Support to Adopt Fight in Syria

Yahoo NewsDespite denials, documents reveal U.S. training UAE forces for combat in Yemen

Xinhua13 killed, 52 injured in clashes in Libya’s Tripoli

Libya still a quagmire. A Twitter essay by Roscoe B Davis (with a Katherine Herridge FOX News report embedded) gives the back story on the arming of the jihadi rebels, the proliferation of the weapons, the 9/11/12 Benghazi attack, and whistle-blower Mark Turi… @RoscoeBDavis1

Of course Bandar Bush had nothing to do with it…

Al ArabiyaBandar bin Sultan: Obama’s policies took the region 20 years back

Helsinki TimesWhat does the US embassy in Baghdad export to Finland and dozens of other countries?

Exporting the theater of war to the old Barbarossa front…

Global Research (Manlio Dinucci) – Video: The EU Votes for the Installation of New US Missiles in Europe

Stars & StripesNavy sends first ship into Black Sea since Russian seizure

South FrontUS Military Uses Russian-Styled Military Equipment During Southern Strike 19 Drills

TASS – Russian Navy to put over 30 Poseidon strategic underwater drones on combat duty – source

– Russia vows adequate response to any threat from UK’s new military bases

RT – US to begin INF Treaty withdrawal from February 2, Washington confirms

The Hill (Ret. Maj. Gen. Howard “Dallas” Thompson) – Our missile defense systems are no match for hypersonic weapons

USA Today – Space Force: President Trump says he wants a ‘space-based missile defense layer’

RT – Russia warns US against arms race on Earth & space after missile defense plans revealed

Washington BeaconChina, Russia Building Super-EMP Bombs for ‘Blackout Warfare’

Antiwar (John V. Walsh) – Dismantling the Doomsday Machines

Sounds like a great idea…

N.Y. TimesTrump Discussed Pulling U.S. From NATO, Aides Say Amid New Concerns Over Russia

But one that will not fly…

RonPaulLibertyReport (Youtube) – Permanent War: Congress Forbids NATO Withdrawal

Breaking Defense‘Be Ready To Fight Now’: Top Admiral On Russia & China

South China Morning PostChinese President Xi Jinping gives army its first order of 2019: be ready for battle

News Corp Australia‘Sink two aircraft carriers’: Chinese Admiral’s chilling recipe to dominate the South China Sea

Japan TimesEyeing China, U.S. to hold missile drill in Okinawa: report

ReutersChina’s Xi threatens Taiwan with force but also seeks peaceful ‘reunification’

Radio Free Asia – Taiwan Holds Live-Fire Military Drills as 80 Percent Reject Chinese Rule

Zero Hedge (Bloomberg) – China Could “Weaponize Cities” If Allowed To Dominate 5G Networks

Strategic Culture (Federico Pieraccini) – Russia, China, India and Iran: The Magic Quadrant That is Changing the World

Asia Times (Pepe Escobar) – All under Heaven, China’s challenge to the Westphalian system

Consortium News (Patrick Lawrence) – Why China Tiptoed onto the Far Side of the Moon

SCMP – The fuel quest that could be driving China’s mission to the moon

KCNA WatchNew Year Address of Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un

NK NewsNorth Korea rings in new year with midnight concert, drone show

– President Trump ready to end the Korean War, Biegun says

Yonhap News AgencyAbe vows ‘decisive’ approach toward N. Korea to normalize ties

Independent – Cambodian Prime Minister holds opposition hostage over EU free trade agreement

Uprisings all over the place…

AsiaNews.it – Some 200 million workers on strike against India’s Prime Minister Modi

The HillUS deploying troops to Congo ahead of possible ‘violent demonstrations’ following election

Black Agenda Report (Ann Garrison) – Liberté, Égalité, Impérialisme! Vive la France in Black Africa!

Réveillez Vous (Youtube) – Gilets jaunes: des snipers sur les toits de Paris!!

Zero Hedge – France Moves To Ban All Protests As PM Announces Major Crackdown On Yellow Vests

– Watch Absolute Mayhem As Yellow Vests Battle French Riot Police In 9th Week Of Protests

RTMacron promises to stand for reforms, says lack of them led to Louis XVI execution

France 24 – Yellow Vests defy Macron ‘national debate’ bid with 10th Saturday of protests

Daily Mail – French riot police are now using semi-automatic weapons with live ammunition against Yellow Vest protestors as Macron’s law and order crisis spirals

French protest leader ‘will be disabled for life’ after eye injury: Yellow Vest activist is put in coma after he is struck the in face by rubber bullet amid calls for ‘mass uprising’ against Macron

France Bleu (translation at Zero Hedge) – Une chaîne humaine de 50.000 gilets jaunes en préparation dans les Landes

Spiked – ‘The gilets jaunes are unstoppable’

Independent – No-deal Brexit: Troops put on alert as cabinet splits over ‘car crash’ departure from EU

Gatestone Institute (Soeren Kern) – Italy Building Anti-EU Axis

Charles Hugh SmithThe Decline and Fall of the European Union

Spook news…

TimeAmerican Accused of Spying in Russia Has British, Irish and Canadian Citizenships

Strategic Culture (Philip Giraldi) – Is Paul Whelan a Spy?

Brass BallsPaul Whelan is co-conspirator with Nevidomy and Makarenko in selling illegal sniper gear to Russia

Zero Hedge – Skripal Story Just Got Weirder; First Responder Revealed As Chief Army Nurse; Steele “Link” Blamed On Russia

Hacker NewsHackers Leak Personal Data from Hundreds of German Politicians On Twitter

Atlantic CouncilAngela Merkel’s Data Leaked

21st Century WireEcuador’s Moreno Prepared to Sell-Out Assange for IMF Payoff, Now ‘Auditing’ His Asylum, Citizenship

Gateway PunditWikileaks’ Assange Issues Official Denial of Russian Collusion in Release of Podesta Emails; NO CONTACTS With Don Jr., R. Stone, J. Corsi, Manafort, etc – statement at Pastelink

Popular ResistanceThe US Government Has Amassed Terabytes Of Internal WikiLeaks Data

The CanaryJulian Assange lodges legal claim to demand that US charges raised against him be unsealed

Consortium NewsJudge Denies Request to Unseal Assange Criminal Complaint Saying There is No Proof it Exists

(Suzie Dawson) – NZ Spy Scandal: Elephants In The Room; US Used NZ Spies to Spy on Third Countries, Including France; US Army Ready for Unrest

Gateway PunditNEW STATEMENT From Assange Legal Team on Today’s U.S. Interrogation of Ecuadorian Diplomats

Moon of Alabama (CyberGuerrilla) – ‘Integrity Initiative’ – New Documents From Shady NGO Released

Gray Zone ProjectNew Documents Reveal a Covert British Military-Intelligence Smear Machine Meddling In American Politics

LaRouchePACA British Intelligence Fraud Creates the Coup Against Donald Trump

The HillHouse votes 362-53 to disapprove Trump lifting of sanctions on Russian companies

Washington Post – Supreme Court rules against mystery corporation from ‘Country A’ fighting subpoena in Mueller investigation

– Russian lawyer at Trump Tower meeting charged in separate case

– Trump has concealed details of his face-to-face encounters with Putin from senior officials in administration

N.Y. Times – F.B.I. Opened Inquiry Into Whether Trump Was Secretly Working on Behalf of Russia

Disobedient Media – Death Of Russiagate: Mueller Team Tied To Mifsud’s Network

The Hill (John Solomon) – FISA shocker: DOJ official warned Steele dossier was connected to Clinton, might be biased

– How the Clinton machine flooded the FBI with Trump-Russia dirt … until agents bit

Moon of AlabamaThe Trump-Russia Scam – How Obama Enabled The FBI To Spy On Trump

As the Russia-gate narrative slowly collapses, a story (a yarn) comes to the rescue. For a day – Jan. 18 – it looked like a smoking gun had surfaced…

BuzzFeed (Jason Leopold and Anthony Cormier) – President Trump Directed His Attorney Michael Cohen To Lie To Congress About The Moscow Tower Project

By evening, however, came the fake news caveat…

A spokesperson for special counsel Robert Mueller’s office, Peter Carr, disputed aspects of BuzzFeed News’ report.

“BuzzFeed’s description of specific statements to the Special Counsel’s Office, and characterization of documents and testimony obtained by this office, regarding Michael Cohen’s Congressional testimony are not accurate,” Carr said.

Leopold has a dodgy history – take it from a reporter we do trust, but who has the misfortune of sharing the same initials: Joe Lauria…

Consortium NewsBuzzFeed Writer Fails Again

As we continue to digest the skullduggery of the 2016 presidential election, the starting gate of 2020 has opened…

Star AdvertiserTulsi Gabbard says she is running for president

CBS NewsKamala Harris announces presidential candidacy

American Greatness (4/21/2018) – ‘Poontronage’: When Kamala Met Willie

KTLA – Man Found Dead at West Hollywood Home of Prominent Democratic Donor Ed Buck — for 2nd Time

South China Morning Post – China voices ‘grave concerns’ over Poland’s arrest of Huawei sales director on spying charges

WaPoGovernment confirms it has detained as a witness a journalist who works in Iran

Press TVPress TV anchor Marzieh Hashemi jailed in US on unspecified charges

Bolton, Pompeo behind arrest of Marzieh Hashemi: Analysts

Press TV anchor Marzieh Hashemi arrives in Iran after detention in US

Common DreamsTriumph of Conventional Wisdom: AP Expunges Iran/Contra Pardons from Barr’s Record

Al Monitor – Intel: How McConnell is forcing Democrats to side with Trump on Syria

PBS News HourU.S. and Israel officially withdraw from UNESCO

InterceptU.S. Senate’s First Bill, in the Midst of the Shutdown, Is a Bipartisan Defense of the Israeli Government From Boycotts

As Democratic Elites Reunite With Neocons, the Party’s Voters Are Becoming Far More Militaristic and Pro-War Than Republicans

American Free Press (Philip Giraldi) – Progressives Resist Ending the Wars

William Arkin (Pastebin) – My goodbye letter to NBC

Caitlin Johnstone – A New Narrative Control Firm Works To Destroy Alternative Media

It has been our suspicion that the flourishing of flat earth videos on Youtube has been a cognitive infiltration project (following Cass Sunstein’s proposal), something to be conflated with all questioning of officialdom…

Phys.orgYouTube demotes flat-earthers, conspiracy theorists

Now flourishing in Youtube world, however, are devotees of Q-anon spinning yarns of a secret military tribunal now underway at Gitmo, where hundreds of deep state players are awaiting trial and execution for treason. Among the first to receive the swift judgement and death penalty were John McCain and 94 year old George H.W. Bush, a fact allegedly communicated at the latter’s funeral to certain of the VIP attendees, themselves headed for the docket; presidents Obama, Bill and Hillary Clinton, VPs Joe Biden, Dick Cheney as well as the current VP Mike Pence. Bush 43 however has been granted immunity, it is said, because he has decided to turn state’s evidence against the others. Such is “The Plan” as executed by Trump and the mysterious figures behind Q, one of whom has been identified as none other than JFK Jr., who it turns out only faked his death in 1999, then conspiring with his friend Donald Trump for the eventuality of taking the White House, restoring the republic, and bringing the vile traitors who hijacked our nation to justice! This falls into the category of tall tales that we would like to believe, for nothing would give us greater pleasure than seeing the neocon and other deep state vermin rounded up and exterminated, but only after they have been granted their due process in public trials before juries of their peers, of course. The notion that justice is being served in secret (and is being communicated exclusively to the true believers through Q’s coded missives on 8-chan and Youtube) speaks to the fact that nothing of the sort is happening. And so, for entertainment purposes only, enjoy…

David Zublick ChannelFound Notebook Key Evidence In Military TribunalsPrison Barges Sent To Gitmo

The Red Pill BookWhoSetUpWho? #DidGeorgeTurn?

Sweet Li!MILITARY TRIBUNALS HAVE ALREADY BEGUN!

Jennifer MackJFK JR LIVES? Do Dead Men Write Letters?

Dark DoxComet Ping Pong Pizza Fire 2019 #pizzagate

Did “The Plan” begin in 1958?..

Gregg OppenheimerTrump Trackdown

Global Research (Jessica Corbett) – Leaked Child Detention Memo: Traumatize Migrant Children, Expedite Deportations: U.S. Senator Merkley Calls for FBI Perjury Probe into Homeland Secretary Nielsen

White WolfTohono O’odham Nation Tribal Leaders Say Wall With Mexico Will Not Be Built On Their Land

Western Free PressTexas Just Found 95,000 Potential Non-Citizens Registered To Vote

MIT Technology ReviewAI is sending people to jail—and getting it wrong

Saipan TribuneFBI arrests man wanted in Florida for arms violations conspiracy

Mad Cow ProductionsGovernments, Gangsters, & the Trial of El Chapo Guzman

CBS News – Family behind OxyContin maker engineered opioid crisis, Massachusetts AG says

Boston Globe‘Whitey’ Bulger’s siblings lay claim to slain gangster’s estate

N.Y. TimesWielding Rocks and Knives, Arizonans Attack Self-Driving Cars

ReutersCalifornia utility PG&E explores bankruptcy filing – sources

The Vaccine ReactionAttkisson Report Reveals Threats Against Congressmen Investigating Autism-Vaccine Link

Full MeasureThe Vaccination Debate

Nature – Forget everything you know about 3D printing — the ‘replicator’ is here

Business InsiderA group of Mark Zuckerberg-funded researchers is testing implantable brain devices as part of a $5 billion quest to end disease

Optical Society – New Technology Uses Lasers to Transmit Audible Messages to Specific People

Strategic Culture (Wayne Madsen) – ‘State-of-the-Art Weaponry’ Turns Out to Be Crickets

SF Gate – Study: Number of monarch butterflies in California declined by 86 percent in one year

Waking Times20,000 Satellites for 5G to be Launched Sending Focused Beams of Intense Microwave Radiation Over Entire Earth

Science DirectScientists Have Detected an Enormous Cavity Growing Beneath Antarctica – citing…

ScienceHeterogeneous retreat and ice melt of Thwaites Glacier, West Antarctica

Express – Yellowstone volcano ‘DANGER’: Scientists ‘closely watching’ 465-mile-long RISING magma

Nature – Earth’s magnetic field is acting up and geologists don’t know why

Updates on old news…

MotherboardHackers Threaten to Dump Insurance Files Related to 9/11 Attacks

Cryptome18 Confidential Documents Hacked from WTC 9/11 Litigation January 1, 2019

Document 19 of Confidential Documents Hacked from WTC 9/11 Litigation January 1, 2019

Cpunks.orgTDO 911 Leak Documents Mirror

Collective EvolutionFederal Grand Jury Will Finally Hear Evidence Of A Controlled Demolition On 9/11

Real News NetworkRevealing the 9/11 Conspiracy Would Undo the Entire US-Saudi Alliance – Sen. Bob Graham on Reality Asserts Itself pt2

TruePublicaSome interesting new information about 9/11

TruthdigThe Illegal CIA Operation That Brought Us 9/11

Judicial WatchFederal Court Orders Discovery on Clinton Email, Benghazi Scandal: Top Obama-Clinton Officials, Susan Rice and Ben Rhodes to Respond to Judicial Watch Questions Under Oath

Ares and AthenaFormer Law Enforcement Official: Benghazi Coverup Was to Protect Clinton Foundation – General Flynn Attacked Because He Knew Too Much

Mint Press NewsThis Leaked Hillary Clinton Memo Killed Half a Million People

The Right Media (Youtube) – 🔴BOMBSHELL AUDIO🔴 John Kerry on Obama’s Plot to Disrupt Middle East (2013)

Armstrong EconomicsVICE – The Dick Cheney/Rumsfeld Conspiracy

Strategic Culture (Eric Zuesse) – MH17 Turnabout: Ukraine’s Guilt Now Proven

The Nation (Stephen F. Cohen) – The US ‘Betrayed’ Russia, but It Is Not ‘News That’s Fit to Print’

NK News – The Ryongchon blast: why one of North Korea’s worst disasters remains a mystery

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