Trump’s “Angel Is Next”?… “Hillary Rodham” McMaster ascendant at NSC… much, much more…

…among our headlines of interest, mid to late April through May 1, 2017…

[Editor’s note May 3: we have updated since the May 1 posting – catching up with a very busy month]

In the the days just preceding and following Trump’s unexpected turnabout in his Syria policy (the 48 hour switch from ‘Assad can stay’ to ‘Assad must go’ following his alleged 4/4 sarin attack, whence POTUS 45 honored the August ’13 “red line” of POTUS 44), there were a series of incidents in the vicinity of the Joint Base Andrews (the home of Air Force One) that recall the specter of the “Angel is next” threats received by George W. Bush during the 9/11 attacks – the threats are examined in Chapter IX of Webster Tarpley’s  9/11 Synthetic Terror: Made in USA, currently out of print, but copied at 911truth.org: “ANGEL IS NEXT” – THE INVISIBLE GOVERNMENT SPEAKS and summarized at 911blogger.

In early April of 2017, it sounded as if a small battle were taking place just outside of Washington D.C…

WUSA9 (April 5) – Pilot ‘did all he could’ before plane crashed near Joint Base Andrews

Baltimore SunF-16 crashes in Prince George’s near Joint Base Andrews

Some residents in the area told reporters that they heard what sounded like gunfire after the crash.

Military officials said the plane was armed with “training rounds,” which are real bullets that lack the armor-piercing and explosive capabilities of rounds used in combat…

Crystal Hollingsworth, who lives near the crash site and had to evacuate, said she heard a “huge crash” followed by the sound of “live rounds.” Crystal Hollingsworth’s husband, Tony Hollingsworth, said the “house shook” and he also heard the sound of gunshots in the woods, something that “sounded like a shootout.”…

Brady [Prince George’s County Fire and EMS spokesman Mark Brady] said he tweeted pictures from the crash scene from his official account but then was asked by military police on the scene to delete those images. The military did not explain why it did not want the images to be published, he said. He deleted the images about 20 minutes after posting them. “

I simply was complying with the request from the military,” he said.

Washington PostF-16 military jet crashes near Joint Base Andrews in Maryland; pilot parachutes out

The pilot, whom military officials would not identify, had only seconds to find a safe place to drop tanks containing more than a ton of jet fuel,… The pilot safely ditched the tanks, which military patrols would later recover. The plane plunged into woods flanked by suburban cul-de-sacs. The crash was close enough to spray debris and set small brush fires in the surrounding neighborhood…

Patrick Dodson had just stepped out to his front porch Wednesday morning in Clinton, Md., when a noise made him glance up….“I’d never in my life thought that I would run toward a falling jet,” said Dodson, 38…

A fireball rose in the air. The blast knocked Dodson off his feet, he said. He jumped up and kept running, only to feel sharp stings in his arm and hand. He pulled a small piece of metal from his thumb, so hot he dropped it immediately. He could hear the whizzing of what sounded like bullets all around him, and he ducked momentarily around the corner of a house, wondering if a jet-load of ammunition was about to explode. Later, homeowners would report hearing the “pop” of exploding rounds for at least 10 minutes after the crash.

Infowars (NBC News rejecting link) – F-16 Military Plane Crashes Near Joint Base Andrews: Sources

The base added that the single-engine jet, which is part of the D.C. Air National Guard’s 113th Wing, carried only one person — an update from earlier reports that a second person was on board.

Military TimesPilot in F-16 crash near Joint Base Andrews released from the hospital

Days later, a close call with Air Force One?…

Voice of America (April 9) – Reporters Surprised When Another Plane Spotted Close to Air Force One

JOINT BASE ANDREWS, MARYLAND — A U.S. military plane appeared to come unusually close to Air Force One moments before the jet carrying President Donald Trump landed at Joint Base Andrews on Sunday.

The sighting aboard Air Force One of a C-17 Globemaster occurred at 6:23 p.m. (2223 UTC) as the presidential aircraft was descending into its home base located in the state of Maryland, just outside Washington…

Strange Occurrence

Several journalists, including a VOA correspondent aboard the flight witnessed the incident after being alerted by Associated Press staff photographer Alex Brandon who managed to snap a picture of the other plane after it approached at a slightly lower altitude from the north and veered off to the starboard (right) side of Air Force One. [photo]

Those from the media who saw the other plane, including a television audio technician who has been flying on Air Force One since the Carter administration, agreed they had never witnessed such a close encounter aboard the presidential aircraft…

Now back to the Masters…

Among others on the flight were the president’s chief strategist Steve Bannon; adviser Stephen Miller, National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster and the White House deputy chief of staff for operations, Joe Hagin…

N.Y. Post (April 11) – Trump won’t definitively say he still backs Bannon

A week later, and a little further south…

Alert 5 (CBS News) – Blackhawk crash in Maryland golf course kills one

Wayne Madsen ReportApril 6-7, 2017 — Neocons now ascendant in Trump administration

On February 15, 2017, WMR warned that there was a civil war within the Trump administration between alt-right players surrounding presidential strategic adviser Stephen K. Bannon and neo-conservatives in Trump son-in-law Jared Kushner’s circle. With the removal of Bannon as a principle member of the National Security Council, the neocons have won the civil war. Henceforth, the United States and the world can expect a Trump administration foreign policy that differs little from that of George W. Bush.

There are reports coming out of the White House press corps that Bannon’s high-visibility irritated Trump, hence his dismissal from the NSC. It is not quite that simple, however. Trump, besieged by congressional investigations over his links to Russia, pivoted in foreign policy with the help of the neocons and American state security apparatus. The latter is represented by National Security Adviser Lt. General H.R. McMaster and his deputies K. T. McFarland, a longtime gadfly among the neocon Right, and Dina Powell, who is married to the managing director of the powerful and very-much “connected” DC public relations firm of Quinn, Gillespie & Associates.

Before Bannon could be demoted, the White House had to rid itself of McMaster’s predecessor, Lt. General Mike Flynn. Flynn’s entourage at the NSC have largely been purged. Reports of Blackwater founder Erik Prince meeting with a Russian government official in Seychelles in the Indian Ocean involved the government of Abu Dhabi acting as an intermediary. The goal was to establish a pre-inauguration back channel between the Trump team and Moscow. Prince now bases his mercenary company, Reflex Responses, in Abu Dhabi, courtesy of his chief patron, Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed al-Nahayan, the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and the future president of the United Arab Emirates. It is now known that Bannon was likely involved in setting up the covert meeting between Prince and the Russian official in Seychelles.

The surprise decision by House Intelligence Committee chairman Devin Nunes to step aside from chairing his committee’s investigation of the Trump White House’s and campaign’s relationship with Russia hands the gavel over to Representative Mike Conaway, who represents the Midland, Texas area and is a close friend of the Bush family. Chalk that up as another win for the neocons.

The effects of the Kushner-dominated White House have already been seen. Kushner’s ascendancy over the demoted Bannon was recently on display as Trump’s son-in-law, someone with absolutely zero experience in foreign policy or the military, accompanied Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Joseph Dunford to Iraq on a fact-finding mission. In reality, this trip by Kushner was to prepare him for a higher-visibility role within the Trump White House in a multitude of areas. No sooner had Kushner and Dunford returned to Washington, Dunford, who had been dropped from the NSC, was reinstated as a full principle member. And simultaneous to Bannon’s demotion from the NSC, the Director of National Intelligence, former Senator Dan Coats of Indiana, a close friend of Vice President Mike Pence, was also restored to full membership on the NSC. The team of Kushner, Pence, and Coats ensures that the neocons are now fully in charge of Trump’s foreign policy apparatus…

The consequence however is not only to adopt the preventative intervention policy of Bush, but to embrace the Responsibility to Protect doctrine (R2P) of Obama – these two doctrines in fact are variations upon each other, working hand in hand in succession with the patina of “change” for the domestic audience particularly during election season. By either approach, the result of the removal of “evil dictators” has been the relinquishing of territory to regional Al Qaeda affiliates (AQ of the Arabian Peninsula, the Islamic Maghreb, Al Nusra in Syria) as well as to the Islamic State. Hence, Trump goes from calling Obama the “founder” of ISIS (NYT 8/10/16) to adopting his policy…

SputnikUS Missile Strike Against Syria Gives Free Rein to Daesh – Medvedev

Moon of AlabamaWhite House “Intelligence Assessment” Is No-Such-Thing – Shows Support for Al-Qaeda

…Who are the likely perpetrators (with Saudi, Turkish, Israeli, and/or US/UK intelligence benefactors) of the atrocity blamed upon Assad…

Chlorine, Not Sarin, Was Used In The Khan Sheikhun Incident

Similar to the August 2013 chemical attack allegedly perpetrated by Assad, claims and counterclaims are muddying Trump’s justification for the “kinetic action” (the familiar euphemism for war). A fourteen page report (PDF) of Theodore Postol (Professor Emeritus at MIT) is enough to raise serious doubt upon the veracity of the claim…

RTWhite House claims on Syria chemical attack ‘obviously false’ – MIT professor

Naked Capitalism (Gaius Publius) – New Evidence that Syrian Gas Story Was Fabricated by the White House

Radio Sputnik (Soundcloud) – False Flag Attack: Ex-CIA Officer Unravels Idlib Chemical Incident

Robert David Steele, a former CIA officer who personally managed false flag operations, told Radio Sputnik. “We now know from a source that serves on the staff of one of three American traitors that I will name: Senator John McCain, former CIA Director John Brennan, and National Security Advisor Lt. Gen. Herbert McMaster — [that] they conspired with Israel and Saudi Arabia. The White Helmets were paid over $300,000 and this was a false flag attack and an MIT professor [Theodore A. Postol] provided superb analysis which says that it was a ground improvised-explosive device and that was not sarin gas,” Steele said.

Occurrences (IWB) – itchy-nosed corpse

Meanwhile, the usual suspects of the MSM – who only days previously doubted every utterance issuing from Trump’s twittering maw – now are backing him up in the dubious claim…

Washington PostDeadly nerve agent sarin used in Syria attack, Turkish Health Ministry says

Remember that Turkey was accused of being behind the earlier sarin attack in Seymour Hersh’s LRB articles Whose Sarin? and The Red Line and the Rat Line.

And from the home of Saddam’s yellow-cake uranium…

N.Y. TimesWhite House Accuses Russia of Cover-Up in Syria Chemical Attack

L.A. TimesSyrian chemical attack bears Assad’s signature, France says

New Eastern OutlookFrench “Investigation” in Syria Neither Impartial nor Independent

Consortium News (Robert Parry) – Trump Withholds Syria-Sarin Evidence

Trump’s Syria Attack Trampled Many Laws

CBS NewsHow Trump was able to order U.S. strikes on Syria without congressional approval

ElectrospacesMysterious devices in Trump’s pop-up situation room

TASSRussian Defense Ministry to suspend communications hotline with Pentagon as of April 8

But other channels remain open…

Fort Russ (translating InfolPolk.ru) – US Air Force requests Russian permission for flights over Syria

(translating Deutsche Wirtschafts Nachrichten via Русская весна) – US military better connected to Russia than to its own mercenaries

Daily MailSatellite images show destruction of Assad’s air base as US says 58 of 59 Tomahawk missiles hit their target

RTDRONE VIDEO of Syria missile strike aftermath released by Russian MoD

‘Low efficiency’: Only 23 Tomahawk missiles out of 59 reached Syrian airfield, Russian MoD says

We had to bomb the children in order to save the children…

Women & children among casualties of US missile strike – Homs governor

Risk HedgeDid Russia Shoot Down US Missiles in Syria?

ThereAreNoSunglassesDid Trump’s Missiles Get Past Putin’s Air Defense Shield?

British Journalist Interviewed Live In Damascus

Fars News AgencySyria’s Shayrat Air Base Resumes Operation against Terrorists

Antiwar (April 8) – US Airstrikes Kill 21, Mostly Civilians, in Northern Syria

Al Masdar News (April 9) – US, Jordanian forces break into Syria to rescue rebels surrounded by ISIS

Zero Hedge (April 10) – Assad Accused Of Dropping Incendiary Bombs In Idlib Days After US Strikes

TASSPutin: Russia has data on new provocations planned against Syrian authorities

DEBKAfileUS Air Force to quit Incirlik, move to Syria base

(April 13) – Coalition warplanes accidentally kill 18 Kurdish SDF troops in N. Syria

Express‘Israeli airstrikes rain down on Syria’ in alleged attack on Hezbollah

AMNCivilians killed as US jets bomb ISIS chemical depot in Deir Ezzor: Syrian MoD

RTRussia can’t confirm fatal chemical release in US-led coalition strike in Syria

AMN (April 15) – Death toll from west Aleppo terrorist attack rises to 70

Fort RussSaturday’s Horrific Bombing in Syria Gets Captured on Camera

(translating SANA) – No Pause: Syrian Fight Against Terrorism Goes on With Full Force

(translating Almayadeen) – Up to 75 Saudi and Jordanian Terrorists Killed in the Syrian Army Operations

(April 23) – 3 Killed in Israeli Raids on Syria’s Quneitra Province

Following an earlier clash in the same border region…

Times of Israel – Ex-defense minister says IS ‘apologized’ to Israel for November clash

Al Jazeera (April 27) – ‘Israeli strikes’ hit arms depot in Damascus

Though explosions were reported in SW part of airport, perhaps this was helpful to ISIS? which had recently retreated from area 6 km E of airport. We’ll append a very tentative question mark to this headline…

ThereAreNoSunglasses (citing April 25 AMN) – Israeli Air Forces Destroy Weapons Depot Left By Retreating ISIS In Damascus ?

BBCSyria war: Israel Patriot missile downs ‘target’ over Golan

Al MonitorHow the IDF is plotting Islamic State’s next move

Middle East MonitorIsrael seeks buffer zone on borders with Syria

IndependentRussia and Iran warn US they will ‘respond with force’ if red lines crossed in Syria again

SputnikRussia Has Withdrawn Almost Half of Its Air Group From Syria’s Hmeymim Airbase

N.Y. Times (April 25) – Turkish Strikes Target Kurdish Allies of U.S. in Iraq and Syria

Rudaw (April 28) – PKK threatens war with Turkish forces following deadly air strikes

APReports: US troops deploy along Syria-Turkish border

Seafarer Times (April 28) – Russian Spy Ship ‘Liman’ Sinks in Black Sea after Collision with Freighter Loaded with Sheep

USNI NewsSinking of Surveillance Ship Highlights Increase in Russian Navy Operations

LiveLeakSea Star 2017 Turkish Naval Forces Exercise at Black Sea (Footage)

AntiwarTurkish Warplanes Bomb Northern Iraq; 62 Killed Across CountryISIS Mutilating Own Members; 165 Killed in IraqCivilian Casualties in Airstrikes Reported; 114 Killed Across Iraq – Turkish Friendly Fire Kills Kurdish Troops; 86 Killed in Iraq – New Zealand and Australia Deploying More Troops; 134 Killed in Iraq – Fresh Civilian Airstrike Deaths; 151 Killed in IraqBomb Targets Baghdad Police Station; 221 Killed in Iraq

The HillPentagon looking into US soldier chemical exposure after ISIS attack

SputnikUS, Gulf States Wrap Up ‘Eagle Resolve’ War Games in Kuwait

Other theaters…

Voice of AmericaDozens More US Troops Deployed to Somalia

Middle East EyeFive Sudanese troops killed in Yemen war

Zero Hedge12 Killed After Saudi Military Helicopter Shot Down In Yemen

Fort Russ (translating Al Mayadeen) – Saudis Kill Own Soldiers in Yemen

(translating InfolPolk.ru) – Yemen launches Iranian-made missiles into Saudi Arabia. Mattis flies to Saudi Arabia

AhramonlineDeath toll rises to 25, 71 injured in explosion at Coptic church in Egypt’s Tanta

ThereAreNoSunglasses (Dispatch News des K) – Moscow’s 11-Nation Peace Conference Boycotted By Both Taliban and Pentagon

N.Y. TimesU.S. Drops ‘Mother of All Bombs’ on ISIS Caves in Afghanistan

Citing 9/11/05 NYT

Tolo NewsKarzai Slams Govt, Threatens To Oust U.S From Afghanistan

One India500 Pakistanis including ISI officers blown up in mammoth Afghan bombing by US

Ariana News‘MOAB’ Reportedly Did Not Target ISIS Cave Complexes

ThereAreNoSunglassesMOAB Near Achin, Nangarhar–(watch in full screen)

(Al Jazeera) – Taliban Kill 140+ In Mazar e-Sharif, Despite On-site German Troops and US Special Forces Nearby

(Tolo News) – 250+ Name Casualty List Compiled From Afghan Camp Shaheen Massacre

(Reuters) – TTP/ISIS Stage Revenge For MOAB Attack On CIA Base Chapman

US Drone Kills David Headley Co-Conspirator In N. Waziristan

AFP (Yahoo) – US Marines return to Afghanistan’s volatile Helmand

Arms race underway…

TelegraphRussian army ‘tests the father of all bombs’

Zero HedgeUS Conducts Successful Field Test Of New Nuclear Bomb

Daily Mail (Defense One) – US Army is considering resurrecting ‘devastating’ weapon that moves at three times the speed of sound and destroys EVERYTHING in its path

The SunSHOCK TACTICS Russia claims it can wipe out entire US Navy with a single ‘electronic bomb’ in bizarre propaganda report

Timeline of developments on the Korean peninsula…

NBC News (April 7) – Trump’s Options for North Korea Include Placing Nukes in South Korea

Xinhua (April 8) – Xi, Trump pledge to expand mutually beneficial cooperation, manage differences

Korea HeraldMoon expresses misgivings about possible military action on peninsula

Military.com (April 9) – Carrier Strike Group Sails Toward Korea After North’s Missile Test

Chosun.com (translation at Zero Hedge) – 日언론, “中, 15만 병력 北국경에 전진 배치 소문 확산”

As the United States announced its independent North Korean behavior and moved the United States Navy’s nuclear-powered Calvinus (CVN-70) carrier class to Singapore, the Chinese army has deployed about 150,000 troops in two groups to prepare for unforeseen circumstances…

Japan’s Sankei Shimbun reported on the 9th that the Syrian missile strike in the United States shocked China, suggesting that the People’s Liberation Army forces are moving toward the Yalu River…

Yonhap News Agency (April 10) – S. Korea, China warn of strong response to N. Korea nuke, ICBM tests

(April 11) – Russian Navy vessels make port call in S. Korea for friendship visit

Fort Russ (RG.ru) – Russian missile cruiser Varyag arrives in Korea before Americans

FOX News (April 12) – Russian nuclear-capable bombers fly near Japan, US officials say

AviationistU.S. Air Force deploys WC-135 “nuclear sniffer” plane to Japan to monitor North Korea’s possible nuke weapons tests

UPIChina tells military to be ready to ‘move’ to North Korea border

LiveLeakChinese troops amassing on North Korean Boarder [sic]

Zero HedgeChina Warns North Korea Situation Has Hit “Tipping Point”, Threatens “Never Before Seen” Measures

Space NewsChina launches an experimental communications satellite

DPRK advancing in quantum communication…

38 NorthCatch Me If You Can: North Korea Works to Improve Communications Security

Zero Hedge (April 13) – North Korea Said To Be Preparing Nuclear Device Detonation; Test Site Is “Primed And Ready”

NBC NewsU.S. May Launch Strike if North Korea Reaches for Nuclear Trigger

Antiwar (April 14) – Pentagon Denies Reports US May Attack North Korea Over Nuclear Test Plans

Korean Central News AgencyU.S. Provocative Option Will Meet Toughest Counteraction of DPRK: KPA General Staff

   All the brigandish provocative moves of the U.S. in the political, economic and military fields pursuant to its hostile policy toward the DPRK will thoroughly be foiled through the toughest counteraction of the army and people of the DPRK.

   Our toughest counteraction against the U.S. and its vassal forces will be taken in such a merciless manner as not to allow the aggressors to survive.

    Under the prevailing grave situation, the U.S. has to come to its senses and make a proper option for the solution of the problem.

    The army and people of the DPRK will as ever courageously counter those who encroach upon the dignity and sovereignty of the DPRK and will always mercilessly foil all the provocative options of the U.S. with Korean-style toughest counteraction

YonhapN. Korea sends radio broadcast of new encrypted numbers ahead of key anniv.

Air China to halt flights to North Korea from Monday: report

(April 15) – N.K. stages massive military parade on founder’s birthday

Tank leaves N. Korea’s military parade while in progress

Daily MailKim’s Special Forces: North Korean despot unveils elite grenade launcher-wielding troops trained to defend him if Trump tries to ‘remove’ him from power

Zero HedgeNorth Korea Shows Off New ICBM, Sub-Based Missiles As US Aircraft Carrier Approaches

(April 16) – North Korean Missile “Blows Up” During Launch; President Trump Aware, Has “No Further Comment”

The SunMISSION KIMPOSSIBLE North Korea’s embarrassing missile launch failure may have been caused by US cyber attack as Donald Trump warns his military may ‘have no choice’ to strike the rogue nation

ExpressSPOTTED: Putin ‘moves military forces’ to North Korea border as world prepares for WAR

Yomiuri ShimbunChina, Russia send ships after U.S. aircraft carrier

BBC (April 17) – North Korea ‘will test missiles weekly’, senior official tells BBC

Guardian (April 18) – US military considers shooting down North Korea missile tests, sources say

WaPoDespite talk of a military strike, Trump’s ‘armada’ actually sailed away from Korea

Korea HeraldCarl Vinson to arrive next Tuesday: Seoul

Wayne Madsen ReportApril 17-18, 2017 — Trump’s neocon cabal misses the boat on North Korea

Donald Trump’s neo-con cabal of National Security Adviser General H. R. McMaster and his assistants Dina Powell and Fiona Hill, the latter in charge of the National Security Council’s Russia desk, are poor choices to gauge subtle messages coming out of North Korea. McMaster, a student of professional Army pencil sharpener David Petraeus, fails to grasp that there are many more methods to ascertain the policies of a secretive country like North Korea…

If the CIA and NSC were doing their jobs, which they are not, they would have focused on Kim’s choice of wearing a black suit, along with a white shirt and white tie, at the Pyongyang military parade. It was a signal that he, a civilian, exercises control over North Korea’s notoriously paranoid and rigid military. The North Korean military high command has enjoyed privileges not even extended to civilian government officials. There is a reason why most of the North Korean defectors originate from the civil government: the military brass have it reasonably well-off in North Korea. Therefore, in order to send a subliminal message to Pyongyang-watchers around the world, Kim ditched the green military outfit and the Communist period “Mao jacket” for a Western business suit. Kim’s white shirt with the white tie are also significant. In North Korea, the color white symbolizes purity, strength, and dignity. In other words, Kim was sending a message that he is willing to open up to Western ways, while preserving North Korea’s unique system and philosophy of self-reliance (Juche)… [img 1, 2, 3]

Yet, the sabre-rattling continues…

The Sun (April 19) – WAR FOOTING China tests missiles on deadly new destroyer ship near North Korea as it warns it’s getting troops ‘battle ready’

Reuters (April 20) – North Korea warns of ‘super-mighty preemptive strike’ as U.S. plans next move

Nikkei (April 21) – Beijing may cut crude oil to Pyongyang, says Chinese expert

38 NorthNorth Korea’s Punggye-ri Nuclear Test Site: Back to Work We Go

Yonhap (April 23) – Third U.S. citizen detained in North Korea: sources

Amid much dreadful anticipation of a nuclear test on the NK state holiday, all that happened was…

(April 25) – N. Korea stages firing drill marking military anniv.: source

(April 26) – THAAD equipment installation underway amid residents’ protests

Zoom in KoreaUSFK and Riot Cops Continue Excessive Force to Deploy THAAD

Zero HedgeIn Warning To North Korea, US Releases Video Of Overnight Minuteman III ICBM Launch

Senators Told North Korea “Urgent National Security Threat”, US Military Prepared To Act

(April 27) – China To Test New Weapons, Stage Live Fire Drills In Retaliation To US THAAD Deployment

(April 29 Yonhap) – North Korea Ballistic Missile Test-Fire Fails; US Pacific Command Aware

Reuters – Trump says ‘major, major’ conflict with North Korea possible, but seeks diplomacyU.S. says time to act on North Korea, China says not up to Beijing alone

Trump will be a real “lady killer”…

The SunKIM’S GIRL WARRIORS Kim Jong-un ‘ready to send army of up to 500,000 women soldiers to the frontline’ if war with the US erupts

KCNA (April 30) – U.S. Nuclear Carrier Carl Vinson and S. Korean Puppet Navy Start DPRK-targeted War Drill

The U.S. imperialists and the south Korean puppet warmongers started joint military exercise in the East Sea of Korea on April 29 defying the repeated warnings of the DPRK.

Hurled into the saber-rattling were Carl Vinson nuclear carrier strike force, Aegis destroyer, sea-patrol planes, helicopters and other lethal operation means of the puppet navy.

The U.S. imperialists and the puppet warmongers claim the exercise is a missile warning drill for detecting, tracking and intercepting missiles of the DPRK.

Nikkei (Kyodo) – Japan issues 1st order to protect U.S. ships amid N. Korea tension

DoD Buzz (May 1) – B-1B Bombers Fly Training Missions Near Korean Peninsula

KCNADPRK Will Bolster Nuclear Deterrence at Maximum Speed: Foreign Ministry Spokesman

The situation on the Korean peninsula proves once again that the U.S. is the chieftain of aggression and war, and harasser of peace who is escalating tension and that the DPRK was just and far-sighted when it opted for bolstering its powerful nuclear deterrence for self-defence under the uplifted banner of the simultaneous development of the two fronts.

If the DPRK had not had access to the powerful nuclear force and had not gotten itself ready to counter the U.S. and its vassal forces’ provocation with merciless military counteraction, the U.S. would have committed without hesitation the same brigandish aggression act in Korea as what it committed against other countries.

In order to check such high-handed and arbitrary practices and defend the sovereignty and the right to existence of the country and the nation, and to contribute to regional peace and security and genuine international justice, the DPRK has been bolstering its nuclear deterrence despite manifold difficulties.
The recent confrontation with the U.S. reminds us once again of the iron truth that one has to build one’s own strength in order to defend oneself from the whirlwind of history in which it is neither aided nor sympathized by anyone.

Now that the U.S. is kicking up the overall racket for sanctions and pressure against the DPRK, pursuant to its new DPRK policy called “maximum pressure and engagement”, the DPRK will speed up at the maximum pace the measure for bolstering its nuclear deterrence.

The DPRK is fully ready to respond to any option taken by the U.S., and unless it withdraws its hideous hostile policy toward the DPRK and nuclear threat and blackmail, the DPRK will continue to bolster its military capabilities for self-defence and preemptive nuclear attack with the nuclear force as a pivot.

The DPRK’s measures for bolstering the nuclear force to the maximum will be taken in a consecutive and successive way at any moment and any place decided by its supreme leadership. -0-

Rense (Yoichi Shimatsu) – Korea Crisis – Trump’s American Armada Faces Destruction In Remote SeasWar On A Lake Of Death Will Prove That Men are Gods

Cryptome (John Stanton) – War with North Korea: No Joke

Strategic-Culture (Finian Cunningham) – Ukraine, Korea, Syria, Iran… Falsifying History is Uncle Sam’s Way to War

Not so quiet on the Western Front…

Fort Russ (Русская весна) – Donetsk sees increased fighting, armoured vehicles & artillery pour in

30,000 reserves gather in Donetsk

Macedonia Powderkeg: Serbian Forces May Clash With Albanian Terrorists

Zero Hedge“This Is A Coup”: Masked Men Storm Macedonia Parliament – Live Feed

Another Trump policy flip? – compare to WMR Jan. 25, Trump quietly orders Pompeo to sever all CIA ties with George Soros – the CIA is still working with Soros foundations in E. Europe…

Wayne Madsen ReportApril 28-30, 2017 — Trump enabling Soros “color revolutions” in Macedonia and Serbia

The current destabilization campaign is not only targeting the governments of Macedonia and Serbia, but also the Srpska Republic of the Bosnia-Herzegovina Federation. The CIA destabilization and coup efforts are, according to Balkans sources, part of an overall program code-named OPERATION WIZARD OF OZ. The operation is being staged from a joint CIA-British MI6 special station in Milan. The short-term goal of WIZARD OF OZ is to replace governments friendly to Russia in Macedonia, Serbia, and the Srpska Republic…

The CIA and Soros want to ensure that the Macedonian nationalist VMRO-DPMNE party and its leader, former Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski, who was forced out of office amid Soros- and CIA-financed street demonstrations in 2016, and President Gjorge Ivanov are forced from office. Soros and the CIA have groomed the pro-NATO and EU and anti-Russian Social Democratic leader Zoran Zaev to replace the VMRO-DPMNE. There are also plans afoot to eventually purge the VMRO-DPMNE from Macedonian politics in the same manner that the U.S. neocons destroyed the Ba’ath Socialist Party in Iraq and the pro-Russian Party of Regions in Ukraine. The VMRO-DPMNE is the successor to the anti-Ottoman Macedonian political party, also called the VMRO, during the period of Ottoman occupation of Macedonia…

Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic, who has faced street protests similar to those taking place in Macedonia over his re-election sees a wider conspiracy by Soros and the West to undermine Balkans stability. Although Vucic won re-election with 55 percent of the vote, Soros groups charge that the vote was rigged and that Vucic and his Serbian Progressive Party stole the election. As in Macedonia, the Soros groups, backed by the CIA, are demanding that the Serbian Progressive Party government resign along with Vucic…

Another target of the neocons, Soros, and the Trump White House is Srpska Republic leader Milorad Dodik, who has also faced protests. There are demands from the Muslim-dominated Bosnia-Herzegovina federation government in Sarajevo for Dodik and his Serbs to give up constitutionally-guaranteed autonomy of the Srpska Republic and start taking orders from Sarajevo and cut ties with the Serbian government in Belgrade. Serbia and Russia have come to Dodik’s defense and warned Sarajevo and its masters in the EU and NATO against any attempt to curtail the Srpska Republic’s self-government.

Vucic is well-aware that before he left as CIA director, John Brennan visited Tirana, Albania on December 7, 2016, to give a green light for the establishment of a “Greater Albania” incorporating the Republic of Albania, Kosovo, Albanian regions of Macedonia, and Albanian pockets in Montenegro. The action would likely spell the end of Macedonia, with the remaining portions of the nation being absorbed by Serbia and Bulgaria. Greater Albania would become an important religious, military, and political ally of Erdogan’s recreated Ottoman Empire. The plan by Soros, the CIA, NATO, and the EU for a Greater Albania now has the active support of Pompeo and the neocons within the Trump administration, including national security adviser and one-time General David Petraeus understudy Lt. General H. R. McMaster, and Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats.

Not just “soft power,” but tip of the spear sabre-rattling advances on Russia’s western borders as well…

Fort Russ (translating Русская весна) – “We Will Respond” – Russia states it will respond to Norwegian deployment of NATO missile systems

ReutersRomania intends to buy Patriot missiles from U.S. to boost defenses

RT‘Dream of generations’: Poland officially welcomes US contingent of NATO’s Russia-deterrent force

Royal Navy ‘detects’ & ‘marks’ Russian warships in English Channel

ean.newsTory government would launch preemptive nuclear strike, defense secretary says

Daily MailBritain would be ‘literally wiped out’ if it entered a nuclear war with Putin, Russian senator warns

Plane spotters with £2.99 app expose top secret UK spy plane off Russia: Highly-classified mission involving £650m aircraft is watched by thousands online

Washington ExaminerUS stealth fighters intercept two Russian bombers near Alaska

FOX NewsRussian bombers again fly near Alaska

Alaska DispatchNorthern Edge military exercise again brings unease to Alaska coastal towns

The Duran‘Strategic messaging’ – Russia flies bombers along US coast 4 times in 4 days

Washington PostThe Soviet Union fought the Cold War in Nicaragua. Now Putin’s Russia is back.

Prensa LatinaGuatemala Opens Regional Military Exercises with USA

The DuranDonald Trump approves NATO membership for Montenegro

Summary of press conference following the April 12 Tillerson & Putin/Lavroff meetings…

Zero HedgeLavrov Rejects America’s “Hysterical Campaign” Of Interventionism: “We Know All Too Well How This Ends”

Fort Russ (РИА Новости) – Lavrov revealed details of meeting with Putin and Tillerson

Al MonitorAssad’s departure still non-starter for Putin

How about Trump’s departure?…

InquisitrDonald Trump Impeachment: Tulsi Gabbard Says She’s Studying It

The Democrats would rather sacrifice one of their own…

Zero HedgeLiberals Call For Ouster Of Democrat Representative After She Questions Syria Attacks

The HillGabbard: ‘We need to learn from Iraq’

But Iraq went, as Syria is going, according to the plan…

NewsbudThe Balkanization of Syria & Iraq: The Roadmap to US-Israeli Hegemony in the Middle East

Free Thought ProjectDeclassified CIA Doc Reveals Plan to Destroy Syria for Oil Pipeline, Predicts Current Crisis

US Repeating Same War Crime in Syria that Starved 500,000 Children to Death in Iraq

As applied in Libya by the first African-American president, the policy of destabilization has had the ironic consequence of reviving an ancient, ignoble institution…

GuardianMigrants from west Africa being ‘sold in Libyan slave markets’

teleSURSpicer Praises Hitler, Admits US Goal Is to Destabilize Syria

Black Agenda ReportTrump, Moved by Blond-Haired Victims, Surrenders to War Party

Newsweek‘Heartbroken’ Ivanka Urged Donald Trump to Bomb Syria

GrEaT sAtAn”S gIrLfRiEnDStrategic Message Of The Syrian Strike

Thierry Meyssan has a rather optimistic take on these events…

VoltairenetTrump – two steps forward, one step back

Much of what follows below however makes us less so…

The SakerTrump has lost control over the Pentagon

InquisitrHillary Clinton Once Accused of Approving Delivery Of Sarin Gas To Syrian Rebels In Order To Set Up Assad

NBC NewsHillary Clinton Called For Attack on Syrian Airfields Hours Before Attack on Syrian Airfield

IISS alumnus comes to aid of ISIS: Hillary Rodham McMaster carried out the order…

Disobedient MediaH.R. McMaster’s Ties To Soros-Supported Think Tank Raise Questions

The Real DealGeorge Soros is the secret financier behind Kushner-backed startup Cadre

ThereAreNoSunglasses (N.Y. Post)- 666 Fifth Avenue–Centerpiece In Kushner Empire, Obstacle To White House Ambitions?

Strategic-Culture  (Wayne Madsen) – Jared Kushner: A Suspected Gangster Within the Trump White House

Investment Watch BlogDina Habib Powell – New Deputy Security Advisor – Close to Valerie Jarrett and Jared Kushner – Husband is President of Teneo

Politico (3/15/17) – Dina Powell to be named Trump’s deputy national security adviser

Powell, an Egyptian-American and an Arabic speaker, has taken a more prominent role recently in foreign affairs with Trump. She was seated at the head of the table during his lunch with the Saudi deputy crown prince this week…

One Man’s Quest to Prove Saudi Arabia Bankrolled 9/11

ReutersSaudi banks, bin Laden companies face $4.2 billion U.S. lawsuit by 9/11 insurers

28 PagesComplaint in 9/11 Suit Reveals Depth of Case Against Kingdom

The ultimate test in proving the authenticity of Donald Trump as an American president shall be his actions (or preferably his lack of action) in allowing the JASTA cases to proceed to their conclusions, without any invocations of State Secrets Privilege or the like in the discovery process, or any concession whatsoever to the Saudi regime in shielding it from full disclosure and from the execution of justice upon it for its role (along with that of any collaborators, foreign or domestic) in support of the 9/11 attacks. “Hillary Rodham” McMaster however is pressuring him to intervene…

Mike Cernovich (Medium) – Trump has Major Trip to Saudi Arabia Planned, will Discuss Massive Weapons Deal for Saudis

The Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act will also be on the agenda. McMaster is loybbing Trump to give Saudi Arabia an exemption from JASTA.

His actions in complement to the Saudis in Syria, and in Yemen, and with growing belligerence towards Iran, moreover, are not encouraging either…

Saudi Press Agency (April 7) – An official source at Foreign Affairs Ministry expresses Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s strong support for US military operations on military targets in Syria

U.S. Embassy & Consulates in Saudi Arabia (April 8) – Readout of the President Trump’s Call with King Salman of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

RT (April 13) – Saudi Arabia’s first Islamic bond sale raises $9bn

Shia Post (April 17) – Riyadh offers financial aid to Trump for continued strikes on Syria

Saudi Arabia has sponsored the United States’ recent missile strikes on al-Shayrat airbase in the Syrian province of Homs, Arab diplomatic sources revealed, adding that Riyadh has even offered more financial aid to Donald Trump for continued attacks on Syria.

“The Saudi officials who were not optimistic following the election of Trump decided to coax the American businessman into cooperation by financial offers,” a diplomatic source close to the Saudi family said on Sunday.

Referring to the Saudi King’s initiative for a phone conversation with Trump immediately after the US missile attack on Syria, the source said the phone call was not just aimed at expressing pleasure in the attack, and the Saudi King expressed the hope that similar strikes on Syria would be repeated by the US.

According to the source, King Salman has also underscored his country’s preparedness to provide Washington with great financial incitements to continue airstrikes on Syria.

Other source close to the Saudi family also said that Trump has ordered his team to assess the whole costs of launching missile attacks and airstrikes against Syria to be submitted to Riyadh…

Fars News Agency (April 18) – Analyst: US Bribed into Yemen War with $200bln

Fort Russ (translating April 19 Кто в курсе) – Saudi Arabia trying to oust Russia from European oil market

For the second month, the largest state-owned oil company of the country – Saudi Arabian Oil – is utilising the policy of reducing prices for oil of all varieties for the North-West Europe and the Mediterranean, as well as some Asian countries. It is noteworthy that another company – Aramco – raised the prices for the United States.

Zero Hedge (April 20) – Tillerson: ‘Iran’s Provocative Actions Threaten the United States’

Another Day in the Empire (April 23) – Mad Dog Meets with Israeli Leaders on Iran

AntiwarMattis: US to Increase Support for Saudis in Yemen

Doth he protest too much?

Reuters (April 28) – Trump complains Saudis not paying fair share for U.S. defense

Intelligence OnlineSauds back in favour at the White House

APSaudi king names son as US envoy as ties boosted with Trump

Other emissaries for the Wahabbist regime…

AangirfanPENCE IN JAKARTA TO PROMOTE ISLAMISATION

InterceptTrump’s Indonesian Allies In Bed With ISIS-Backed Militia Seeking to Oust Elected President

Wall Street JournalWhite House Intervened to Toughen Letter on Iran Nuclear Deal

انجمن نجات ايرانIRAN: Senator McCain Meets Maryam Rajavi, PMOI/MEK Members in Tirana

Cronkite NewsGuess who’s coming to dinner? Trump hosts McCains, Graham

Liberty BlitzkriegIraq War Architect, Paul Wolfowitz, is Becoming Optimistic on Trump

Paul Craig RobertsTrump Now a Captive of the Deep State

The ousted…

The DuranMichael Flynn under Pentagon investigation. AP says he was warned “not to accept foreign government payments”

GotNews@BarackObama’s CIA Director John Brennan and His Allies Are Targeting Trump Supporters For Surveillance

BloombergBlackwater Founder Said to Have Advised Trump Team

Strategic-Culture (Wayne Madsen) – NATO’s Emerging Outsourced Eastern Flank

SputnikManufacturing Consent: UK PR Firm Hired by Saudi Arabia to Promote ‘Muslim NATO’

PressTVUS approves another hundreds-million-dollar arms sale to Israel

Daily CallerTurkey Is Investigating Chuck Schumer, Ex-CIA Director John Brennan In Probe Of US-Based Cleric

Al MonitorFears of foul play hang over Turkish referendum

ReutersTurkey’s Erdogan declares referendum victory, opponents plan challenge

RTUp to 2.5 million Turkish votes were possibly ‘manipulated,’ intl observer says

Moon of AlabamaTrump Enthrones Erdogan – Destroys Trust In U.S. Diplomacy

Penny for your thoughts“Barkey-ing” the Turkish Referendum

The ever quotable…

APDuterte says he can be 50 times more brutal than terrorists

“…just give me vinegar and salt, I’ll eat his liver.”

As we have previously covered, Spain is an entry point into Europe of ISIS munitions; evidently, this particular ratline continues…

The SunTOOLS OF JIHAD Shocking police pictures reveal 10,000-weapon arsenal including howitzers, machine guns and grenades intended for the hands of terrorists in Europe

Zero Hedge (April 7) – “There Are Dead People In The Street” – Truck Rams Into Crowd In Stockholm “Terror Attack”: Live Feed

(April 20) – Police Officer, Kalashinikov-Yielding Shooter Killed In Paris “Terrorist” Attack; ISIS Claims Responsibility

IntelNews (April 19) – British tip helped French police foil ‘imminent’ terrorist attack

Le MondeCe que l’on sait au lendemain de l’attaque terroriste sur les Champs-Elysées

Daily MailRevealed: ISIS terrorist who shot dead cop in Paris attack was arrested TWO MONTHS ago for threatening to kill police and served 15 years for trying to murder two officers

ExpressHow Marine Le Pen is facing wipe out in French election after COMPUTER BLUNDER

France24 (AFP) – Macron faces Le Pen for French presidency as mainstream parties bow out early

It’s Going Down“Night of Barricades” Erupts Against French Elections

The Local.frThe 56 French villages where Marine Le Pen didn’t get a single vote

JacobinThe Mélenchon Factor

Olive PressBaron Rothschild indicted in France over fraud case

Strategic-Culture (Wayne Madsen) – The Sovereigntist Movement Is Not Going Anywhere

teleSURVenezuela: Maduro Accuses Right-Wing of Buying Protest Violence

‘We Want Peace’: Chavistas Slam Right-Wing Hospital Attacks

Zero HedgeEight Venezuelans Electrocuted To Death While Looting Bakery Amid Massive Protests

Venezuela On The Verge Of Revolution As Hyperinflated Currency Crashes To New Record Low

ReutersGeneral Motors says Venezuela illegally seizes auto plant

Brazil protesters, police clash in first general strike in decades

International Business TimesTrump’s Pick For Drug Czar Hauled In Thousands Of Dollars From Drug Distributors He Wrote Bill To Protect

OccurencesGeorge Webb deserves your time and attention

George Webb’s daily Youtube series continuing now into its seventh month.  Some have noted that a particular Middle Eastern country – Israel – known to host organized crime networks (which specialize in many of the ratlines discussed) goes largely unmentioned in this series. A case of investigatory distraction? Don’t look at our mob, look at their mob! Perhaps, but that caveat aside, it’s presents valuable information, annotated by…

911bodysnatchers322 (Reddit) – Part 29: Cliff Notes, “Awan Brotherhood / Hillary’s Hackers”

Daily CallerHillary Aides Threatened Prime Minister’s Son With IRS Audit, He Says

FOX NewsCarter Page: FBI reportedly obtained FISA warrant to monitor ex-Trump adviser

Zero HedgeObama, Comey Relied On Discredited Dossier To Obtain FISA Warrant On Trump Campaign

Empty WheelThe Virgin Birth of the Most Inflammatory Trump Dossier Claims

PoliticoThe Happy-Go-Lucky Jewish Group That Connects Trump and Putin

Henry MakowKushners Belong to Jewish Supremacist Doomsday Cult

HaaretzReports Uncover Jared Kushner’s Business Ties With One of Israel’s Richest Families

New AmericanTrump Picks Neocon to Head Council of Economic Advisors

Liberty BlitzkriegGoldman Sachs and the Deep State Have Taken Over the Trump Administration

Wall Street JournalExxon Seeks U.S. Waiver to Resume Russia Oil Venture

ReutersTrump considers trade order that could lead to duties: official

Zero HedgeTrump Explans Why He Flipped On NAFTA: Canadian, Mexican Leaders Called Me To Renegotiate

U.S. NewsDHS Lays Groundwork for Deportation Force

It’s Going DownNotes on Recent FBI Activity in the Northwest

Militant Tactics in Anti-Fascist Organizing

InfowarsVideo: Anti-Trump Vs Pro-Trump Brawls

SHTFPlanPortland Rose Parade Cancelled Amid THREATS OF VIOLENCE From Anti-Fascists: “You Have Seen How Much Power We Have… Police Can’t Stop Us”

There Will Be Blood: Left Prepares For War After Berkeley Beat Down: “Combat Training, Better Equipment, Guns…”

Operation Gotham Shield: U.S. Gov’t To “Simulate Nuke Blast Over Manhattan” As Actual War Nears

Total Chaos: Cyber Attack Fears As MULTIPLE CITIES HIT With Simultaneous Power Grid Failures: Shockwave Of Delays In San Francisco, Los Angeles, New York

Stock Board AssetYesterday’s Broad Power Outage Likely Caused By Geomagnetic Storm

New YorkJared Kushner Hires Horror-Film Publicist to Run PR for His New White House Office

Pink News (citing Новая газета) – Chechnya has opened concentration camps for gay men

Fort Russ (URA.Ru) – Fake News Bust: There are no “Gay Gulags” in Chechnya

APUN child sex ring left victims but no arrests

CBCYork police say 104 men arrested after child sex sting

Talking Points MemoTwo-Thirds Of Military Supreme Court Cases Are About Child Pornography

L.A. TimesNavy SEAL accused of molesting girl on camera, raping a woman and hoarding a stash of child porn

Daily MailMIT graduate, 40, indicted on weapons of mass destruction and terror charges after police find explosive materials ‘strong enough to penetrate a military tank’ at his Vegas home

On his computer, police discovered ‘violent child pornography ‘snuff films,’ and images of Mork having sex with ‘seemingly unconscious women,’ police said

Free Thought ProjectArmy General & Fmr VP of Company at the Heart of Child Sex Trafficking Scandal Arrested for Child Rape

Pastors Advocating for Foster Kids Caught Running Child Sex Trafficking Ring

Fmr Trump Campaign Chair Just Arrested for Child Sex Trafficking — During the Campaign

Does “Pizzagate” have anything to do with the apparent uptick in official pedo prosecutions? Within corporate Internet fiefdoms, however, the messengers are being targeted…

Leaked Docs Show Google Contractors Suppressed Alternative Media, Google Confirms

Able Danger (HoneyBee) – Podesta Pizza Patriarch and Heart Progress – Fame, Fraud, and Foster Kids #PEDOGATE

EFFSpying on Students: School-Issued Devices and Student Privacy

ConsumeristParents In Germany Face $26,500 Fine If They Don’t Destroy Controversial ‘My Friend Cayla’ Dolls

WikiLeaksVault 7: GrasshopperHiveWeeping AngelScribbles

Hacker NewsSource Code for CIA’s Tool to Track Whistleblowers Leaked by Wikileaks

Blacklisted NewsHow Vault 7 Tools Used by Private Contractors Build MSM News

Intercept (Glenn Greenwald) – Trump’s CIA Director Pompeo, Targeting WikiLeaks, Explicitly Threatens Speech and Press Freedoms

CBS NewsCIA, FBI launch manhunt for leaker who gave top-secret documents to WikiLeaks

CNNSources: US prepares charges to seek arrest of WikiLeaks’ Julian Assange

GuardianCIA liaison is first casualty of conflict between intelligence agency and Trump

Zero Hedge – Hacker Group Releases Password To NSA’s “Top Secret Arsenal” In Protest Of Trump Betrayal

SymantiecLonghorn: Tools used by cyberespionage group linked to Vault 7

Empty WheelThe Shadow Brokers Vulnerability Equities Process: NSA Has Had at Least 96 Days to Warn Microsoft about These Files

CyberScoopShadow Brokers leaks show U.S. spies successfully hacked Russian, Iranian targets

InterceptNSA Blimp Spied in the United States

Burn After Reading: Snowden Documents Reveal Scope of Secrets Exposed to China in 2001 Spy Plane Incident

Heat Street‘Guccifer 2.0’ Chat With Nude Model Sparks New Conspiracy Theories About Murder of DNC’s Seth Rich

R.I.P. Don Rickles, who kept slinging the mockery to the very end – at 90, he was booked into 2018.

Still kicking, Lyndon LaRouche…

Executive Intelligence ReviewThe Bitch Set Him Up!

LaRouchePACLaRouche Denounces British Propagandists as Liars

GuardianBritish spies were first to spot Trump team’s links with Russia

American SpectatorConfirmed: John Brennan Colluded With Foreign Spies to Defeat Trump

BBCLibor: Bank of England implicated in secret recording

TechworldTim Berners-Lee lays out nightmare scenario where AI runs the financial world

MIT Technology ReviewThe Dark Secret at the Heart of AI

IndependentPharmaceutical giant ‘plotted to destroy cancer drugs to drive prices up 4000%’

EcowatchBP Arctic Oil Well Still Leaking, Too Unstable to Shut Down

Daily MailAerosols to protect Earth from global warming will be sprayed into the stratosphere NEXT YEAR, but scientists warn the results could be ‘catastrophic’

ENE NewsFukushima a “ticking time bomb” — Fires now “raging” near nuclear plant — Blaze doubles in size; “Smoke rising from wide areas” — Concern over fallout of highly radioactive material; Officials closely watching radiation levels

Mass die-off ongoing along US West Coast — TV: “It’s just not clear why all the marine life is washing up like this… Reports coming in every day” — Experts: ‘Unknown’ organisms eating away brains, hearts… New infection never seen before

Motherboard (CNS Neurosci Ther) – Scientists Just Transplanted Small Rat Heads Onto Bigger Rats

Anti-MediaFacebook Announces Mind-Controlled Computer Technology

RTArtificial wombs successfully pass 1st test, human trials could begin within 3yrs

SpaceX successfully launches ‘classified’ military satellite in all-or-nothing gamble

The SunBIG BRO-BOT: U.S. Navy funds development of robot surveillance system which can spy on humans in incredible detail

The DriveU.S. Air Force Is Planning Something Big in the Nevada Desert

On a happier note…

ScienceThis new solar-powered device can pull water straight from the desert air

The villagers with their torches and pitchforks lay siege to Dr. Frankenstein’s castle…

Bomb attack damages Monsanto research center in Italy

Counter Current NewsTribunal Finds Monsanto Violated Global Food, Health and Environmental Rights

(March Against Monsanto) – President Trump Pushes GMOs In New Executive Order

APItalian court finds link between cell phone use and tumor

Free Thought ProjectThousands Sue Merck for Shingles Vaccine “Causing What It’s Supposed to Prevent”

Updates on old news…

N.Y. Times‘Sherlock Holmes of Armenian Genocide’ Uncovers Lost Evidence

21st Century WireNEVER BEFORE SEEN: FBI Trove of 9/11 Pentagon Photos Refuels Conspiracy Suspicions

Mint Press NewsBoston Bombers Claim To Have Been Contacted By FBI Before Attack

Boston HeraldFeds refuse to share secret files with Tsarnaev lawyers

Republican AmericanNewtown waiting for Trump’s answer on school shooting deniers

PoliticoWill Trump Release the Missing JFK Files?

Daily SheepleOminous Sign in the Sky: Did Google Space Attempt to Hide the “Red Dragon of Revelation”?

QuantaA Cosmic Burst Repeats, Deepening a Mystery

On Centennial of U.S. entering World War I, Trump gambits WWIII…

…among our headlines of interest, late March into April 2017…

Events have forced us to relinquish our hoped for monthly update format…

Zero Hedge“Russian Forces Were Notified In Advance”: Pentagon Statement On Air Strikes In Syria

CBS NewsWatch Live: Trump orders airstrike on Syria

FOX NewsInitial reports indicate Syrian airbase ‘almost completely destroyed’ after US strike

Washington PostU.S. strikes Syrian military airfield in first direct assault on Bashar al-Assad’s government

Wayne Madsen notes: According to Reuters, Dec. 3, 2015, Russian forces moved into Shayrat with technicians and installations. Way to go Trump, you orange-faced shitgibbon war monger.

TASSPutin calls US strikes against Syria ‘aggression against sovereign country’

Moscow suspends US-Russia memorandum on flights safety in Syria

@YorukIsik (Bosphorus Observer) – FAST TURNAROUND; Redeployed to Eastern Mediterranean in 9 days: #ВМФ #ЧФ frigate Admiral Grigorovich departs BlackSea & transits Bosphorus

New & powerful: Armed with Kalibr SS-N-27 missiles, #ВМФ #ЧФ frigate Admiral Grigorovich transits Bosphorus en route to Eastern Med #Syria

Fort Russ (translating РИА Новости) – Coincidence? ISIS goes on offensive while US bombs Syrian airbase

White House (April 4) – Statement from President Donald J. Trump

Today’s chemical attack in Syria against innocent people, including women and children, is reprehensible and cannot be ignored by the civilized world. These heinous actions by the Bashar al-Assad regime are a consequence of the past administration’s weakness and irresolution. President Obama said in 2012 that he would establish a “red line” against the use of chemical weapons and then did nothing. The United States stands with our allies across the globe to condemn this intolerable attack.

As “humanitarian” bombings go…

AntiwarIraqi Officials: Last Month’s US Mosul Strike Killed Nearly 300 Civilians

Occurrencesawoken by a dream

Only the first shoe to drop?

Yonhap News AgencyS. Korea succeeds in test of 800km-range new missile: source

In answer to…

N. Korea fires projectile into East Sea

Also known as the “Sea of Japan,” which is East of Korea…

U.S. military all at sea over East Sea naming

Note the co-author of the following, James Woolsey – the Clinton era neocon CIA director – he had been on the Trump train briefly during the campaign, was bumped off, but now as Trump has vacated his own train, Woolsey’s back, pulling out all of the fear-mongering phantasmagoria from his neocon bag of tricks…

The HillHow North Korea could kill 90 percent of Americans

Even if it’s true – America can kill 100% of North Koreans, so calm down everyone.

ShadowproofDemocrats, Neoconservatives Unite In Support Of Strikes In Syria As Trump Launches Attack

Indeed, Trump and the “FAKE NEWS” media kiss and make up (and Hillary makes it a three-way), war mongering stronger together now for a two front WWIII…

CNNWhite House: ‘The clock has now run out’ on North Korean nuclear program

Hillary Clinton: US should ‘take out’ Assad’s air fields

Survivors of Syrian attack describe chemical bombs falling from sky

The White House and the UK blamed Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s regime for the attack that struck the rebel-held town of Khan Sheikhoun while many were still asleep…

The argument is that ISIS, Al Nusra and other rebel forces in Syria do not have an air force – this however is not entirely true…

Intelligence OnlineAttack drone technology proliferation changes power-balance in war on terror

Chicago Tribune (Oct. 12, 2016) – New challenges in Syria as militants weaponize drones

Al Masdar NewsJumping to conclusions; something is not adding up in Idlib chemical weapons attack

Global ResearchThe Syria Chemical Weapons Saga: The Staging of a US-NATO Sponsored Humanitarian Disaster

21st Century WireReviving the ‘Chemical Weapons’ Lie: New US-UK Calls for Regime Change, Military Attack Against Syria

MIT Researcher: Syria WMD ‘Facts’ Were Manufactured to Fit U.S. Conclusion for Ghouta in 2013

Evidence of staging in a previous Beeb-touted outrage in Aleppo…

Fabrication in BBC Panorama ‘Saving Syria’s Children’Who are these men?

Man in white Shalwar Kamiz, a dress common in Indo-Pak-Afghantistan not in Arab world and nowhere in Syria. — Sayyed Zaydi

Blacklisted NewsPakistan’s Military-Industrial Complex and the Gulf States

Planning U.S. casualties in Af-Pak theater in case of likely Russian casualties in another?…

Tolo NewsRussians Visited ‘Taliban Training Centers’ In Waziristan

Moon of AlabamaIsrael Just Received A HUGE Gift From Russia. What Is Its Side Of The Deal?

Russia Beyond the HeadlinesTen killed, almost 50 injured in St. Petersburg metro blast

ThereAreNoSunglasses (translation of ZANOZA) – Russian Train Bombing Linked To Krygyz Native

(NBC News) – Eric Prince (Blackwater) Rumored To Be Backdoor Dealing For Trump In Dubai

Middle East MonitorSecret Meeting Between UAE, Russia And Blackwater Founder Erik Prince Investigated By FBI

Press TVTrump, UAE attempting to get Russia to break away with Iran: Report

teleSURUAE Acts Pro-Palestine, but Joins Military Drills with Israel

Wayne Madsen ReportApril 3-4, 2017 — Israel’s secret role in Wahhabist-waged war in Yemen

The recent disclosure that Israeli and United Arab Emirates pilots are jointly training in the annual Iniohos 2017 military exercise in Greece has pointed out the open secret that the Israelis and UAE maintain close military and intelligence relations. This “secret” relationship is as open as those between Israel and the Wahhabist royalist regimes of Bahrain, Kuwait, and Qatar.

One secret that is not as well known is the role that Israeli Jewish commandos of Yemeni descent who are active in their native country on behalf of the Sunni coalition that is waging a bloody genocidal war against the forces of the former president of Yemen, Ali Abdullah Saleh and his Houthi allies. The Israeli commandos, according to a top Mossad source, blend in well with the Yemeni population, owing to the Israelis’ fluency in the Yemeni dialect of Arabic and familiarity with Yemeni culture. Most of Yemen’s large Jewish population of 50,000 were transported from Yemen to Israel in Operation Magic Carpet, which lasted from 1949 to 1950. Last year, Israeli commandos covertly spirited 19 Jews out of Yemen to Israel. The clandestine operation had the cooperation of the Saudis and Emiratis, who had imposed a naval and air blockade of Yemen.

Fifty Yemeni Jews continue to live in Sana’a, the Yemeni capital, where they are protected by the Houthi-run government.

The Houthis, a tribe of Zaidi Muslims — a branch of Shi’a Islam — are backed by Iran. In the Middle East, where the familiar refrain is “the enemy of my enemy is my friend,” the Sunni/Wahhabi battle lines with the Shi’as have placed the Israelis and the royalist regimes of the Arabian peninsula on the same side.

The Israeli security company, Asia Global Technology (AGT) International, which is owned by Mati Kochavi, a dual U.S.-Israeli citizen, has reportedly cornered the security market in Abu Dhabi, the UAE capital and one of the seven emirates that makes up the UAE federation. The Israeli firm has a contract with Abu Dhabi to protect the critical infrastructure in the emirate. The emirate-wide surveillance system is known as Falcon Eye.

Meanwhile, Abu Dhabi plays host to Reflex Responses (R2), a foreign mercenary firm that primarily employs ex-Colombian military and paramilitary personnel, and is headquartered at the Zayed Military City. R2 was founded by Erik Prince, the former U.S. Navy SEAL who founded Blackwater USA. Prince’s sister is Betsy DeVos, the Secretary of Education in the Trump administration. AGT and R2 are believed to be partners in the security sector in the UAE and in countries like Yemen, Somaliland, Eritrea, and Djibouti where UAE forces are active in countering Iranian influence. Somaliland, a self-declared republic that was formerly British Somaliland, recently gave the UAE the rights to establish a naval base at the port of Berbera. Israeli doctors have, according to some reports, been dispatched to the Eritrean port of Assab to treat Emirati soldiers wounded in battle in Yemen…

Most likely these matters were under discussion with Sisi’s visit to the White House at the beginning of April…

Middle East EyeANALYSIS: Sisi visits Washington for military aid

All East Africa (Feb. 21) – Doubts grow over Egypt’s role in UAE military base in Somaliland

Goobjoog News (March 18) – US and Egypt were involved in Berbera Port talks-UAE official

Oodweyne NewsSomalia, UAE, USA and Egypt Signatories of Berbera Naval & Airbase

Intelligence OnlineAbu Dhabi’s NSA and its helping hands

Washington puts Sunni regional tie-up back on track

American ConservativeWhy U.S. Troops May Fight Alongside al-Qaeda in Yemen

OilPrice.comEU, Israel Agree To Develop Eastern Mediterranean Gas Pipeline

World Socialist Web SiteTrump administration plans economic and military offensive against Africa

Eric Prince has been a busy guy; besides his role in the previously reported here “Roy Cohn coup,” and beyond his activities in the horn of Africa/Arabian peninsula region (discussed above), he is now venturing into the hinterlands of China…

Newsbud (Peter Lee) – America’s Shadow Army Invades China

Sibel Edmonds does not have the best track record in making such predictions, but with the present volatility, she could prove to be on the mark; we shall see…

CIA-NATO to Eliminate Turkish President Prior to April Referendum

(Christoph German) – Germany Protects Gülen Movement from Erdogan

With Gülen being an asset, it is not surprising that the CIA would push this…

LiveLeak (ZDF) – German intel expert says Erdoğan was behind failed coup based on CIA, BND reports

Deja vu 1588…

Sky NewsSpanish gunship in illegal incursion into UK waters off Gibraltar

TelegraphSpain appears to back independent Scotland’s membership of EU as row over Gibraltar escalates

Fort Russ (translating Breakingnews.sy) – Post-Brexit Britain Turns to Saudi Arabia

Meanwhile, a slow moving chain of revelations has been underway, such that, had it been allowed of its own accord to reach its natural conclusion, may have well unraveled the “deep state”. This may be precisely why the deep state, “shadow government,” “cryptocracy” (however one prefers to characterize it), has through the Military-Industrial Complex resorted to the “kinetic action” it is now pursuing. It is a tortoise vs. hare dynamic. The tortoise may in the end prove victorious, but it will prove a Pyrrhic victory if the hare has already scorched the Earth…

Medium (Mike Cernovich) – Susan Rice Requested Unmasking of Incoming Trump Administration Officials

Bloomberg (Eli Lake) – Top Obama Adviser Sought Names of Trump Associates in Intel

Circa (Sara Carter) – White House logs indicate Susan Rice consumed unmasked intel on Trump associates

US spy agencies intercept and unmask congressional figures as often as once a month

Daily CallerFormer US Attorney: Susan Rice Ordered Spy Agencies To Produce ‘Detailed Spreadsheets’ Involving Trump

Trump Supporter Labeled ‘Fake News’ By ’60 Minutes’ Beats Everyone To Susan Rice Scoop

How he did so however is reminiscent of a situation in 2005, when the N.Y. Times belatedly published the Pulitzer Prize winning story on Bush’s warrantless surveillance; but editor Bill Keller’s hand was forced to do so because reporter James Risen was preparing to publish his book, State of War, which would include the story with or without the Times publishing it first – see a pot calling Keller’s kettle black in the Dec. 17, 2005 WaPo: At the Times, a Scoop Deferred

Zero Hedge (WSJ) – Susan Rice Was Not Alone In “Unmasking” Team Trump

House Intel Committee Chair Nunes Recuses Himself From Russia Probe

Steve Bannon Removed From Trump’s National Security Council, Threatened To Quit

CryptomeNational Security Presidential Memorandum 4

Assange has a sigh of relief…

teleSUREcuador’s Lenin Moreno Defeats Banker in Presidential Election

Opposition Protests Support US-Led Coup Plot: Venezuela VP

Farm WarsPro-Biotech Governor of the Year as Trump Ag Secretary

ReutersTrump signs repeal of U.S. broadband privacy rules

Electronic Frontier FoundationLondon Police Ink Shadowy Deal with Industry on Website Takedowns

Another Pyrrhic victory?…

Wolf StreetGetting Serious Now? Senators Warren, McCain, Cantwell, and King Introduce New Glass-Steagall Act

Collective EvolutionThe Pentagon Has Never Been Audited & Trillions Of Dollars Are Unaccounted For. Where Has It Gone?

If the DPRK should nuke Japan, will it only be hastening the inevitable?…

Asia-Pacific JournalReconstruction Disaster: The human implications of Japan’s forced return policy in Fukushima 復興災害:福島の強制帰還政策が意味すること

ENENewsNuclear Engineer: Fukushima is “worst industrial cataclysm in history of world… As close to hell as I can imagine” — Melted fuel ‘disappeared’ — Contamination will go on for hundreds of thousands of years… “No one knows when it’ll end” — Gov’t perpetrating ongoing cover-up

“Most catastrophic fisheries collapse in history” expected along West Coast — Official: “This is a nightmare, I have never in my life dreamed that it could get this bad” — Threat of “coast-wide fishing failure”

Report: Hundreds of millions of Pacific salmon missing, presumed dead — Gov’t issues emergency order along US West Coast — Japan suffering historic collapse, fish starving to death — All forms of ocean life dying in stunning numbers across Pacific

Live Science‘Doomsday’ Library Joins Seed Vault in Arctic Norway

 

Trump genuflects to Saudis as Wahhabism continues to metastasize through Islamic world and beyond… D.C. distractions with Russia ruse amidst three letter turf wars… much, much more…

…among our headlines of interest for March, 2017…

Introducing the companion bill to Tulsi Gabbard’s H.R. 608…

U.S. SenateDr. Rand Paul Introduces the Stop Arming Terrorists Act

Liberty BlitzkriegTrump Administration Moves to Approve New Arms Sales to Saudi Arabian War Criminals

Common Dreams‘Galling’: US Lifts Human Rights Restrictions on Arms Sales to Bahrain

Intelligence OnlineSaudi Arabia: Security apparatus goes to Washington with MbS

ReutersSaudi deputy crown prince to meet Trump, investment in focus

Saudi deputy crown prince, Trump meeting a ‘turning point’: Saudi adviser

Town HallAmerican Game of Footsie with Saudi Arabia Must End

Strategic-Culture Foundation (Kristen Breitweiser) – America First or Saudi Arabia First?

WPIX119/11 families sue Saudi Arabia, accuse the U.S. ally of complicity in the terrorist attacks

Mayer Brown (March 28 Webinar) – Anti-Terrorism Act and JASTA: What They Mean for You

28 Pages (March 29) – DOJ Complaint Filed Over Saudi Lobbying Campaign That Exploited Military Veterans

BBCBin Laden family members ‘incinerated’ in plane crash

OilPrice.comAre U.S.-Saudi Relations Turning Sour?

Al MonitorSaudis jump on Trump bandwagon

Blacklisted News (Bloomberg) – Saudi Aramco to become sole owner of largest US refinery

BloombergSaudi Arabia Bulks Up in Asia to Boost Appeal Before Oil IPO

DEBKAfile (Feb. 22) – Saudi spy chief visits Israel, Ramallah

Daily Times (PK) – Saudi king’s Bali beach holiday turns into military exercise

South China Morning PostWhy King Salman bin Abdulaziz al Saud upcoming visit to China is important to Beijing … and a worry for Washington

Japan TimesAbe courts Saudi king as pair agree to launch study on special economic zones

Strategic-Culture (Wayne Madsen) – A New Global Construct and Realigned Relationships

ThereAreNoSunglassesSaudi Arabia Buying Maldives’ Island For Islamist Training Facility?

New Indian ExpressBombers from the Maldives

The HinduMaldives govt rejects claims it is selling off atoll to Saudi Arabia

ThereAreNoSunglasses (Daily Pakistan) – Nawaz Sharif Plays “Pious” Card, Goes For Full Wahhabization of Pakistan

SputnikIsrael-Backed Anti-Iran ‘NATO 2.0’ Puts Russia and Saudi Arabia ‘on Thin Ice’

On the ever nebulous front-lines in Syria…

LiveLeakAmbush Against A Saudi Military Vehicle In Alhgelh Site In Najran!

Syrian Arab News Agency (March 17) – Syrian air defense shoots down one of 4 Israeli warplanes targeting military site near Palmyra

The DuranIsrael’s raid on Syria (DISCUSSION & ANALYSIS)

DEBKAfile (March 21) – Israeli drone crashes. Russia fails to de-escalate

Times of IsraelRussia summons Israeli envoy, demands clarifications on Syria strike

RTNetanyahu to Putin: Israeli airstrikes in Syria will continue

New Eastern Outlook (Tony Cartalucci) – Israel: America’s Mad Dog in Syria

Le Monde (summary at Haaretz) – Associés dans l’opération « Ratafia », les espions français et israéliens se sont-ils espionnés entre eux ?

Voltairenet (Thierry Meyssan) – Revelations – Lafarge-Holcim’s jihad

Penny for your thoughtsWinds of War Blow From Israel’s Borders..

NATO Fracturing at Manbij? US Reinforces Manbij to Defend From Turkish Attack??

Daily SabahPlane reportedly shot down by Syrian opposition crashes in southeastern Turkey

Mint Press NewsSyria’s Water Cut Off By Turkey Following McCain, Erdogan Meeting

AntiwarTurkey Claims to Have Killed 71 US-Backed Kurds in Syria Attacks

SANAPresident al-Assad to Chinese Phoenix TV: any foreign troops coming to Syria without permission are invaders-video

CBS NewsConflicting claims on U.S. role in deadly airstrike near mosque in Syria

Possible U.S. strike allegedly kills 33 civilians in school – The source is the questionable Syrian Observatory of Human RightsCitations Needed; it is however confirmed by SANA: Foreign Ministry calls on UNSC to assume its responsibility, stop massacres perpetrated by international coalition

AntiwarGermany Admits Role in US Airstrike That Killed 33 Civilians in Syria

ReutersU.S. priority on Syria no longer focused on ‘getting Assad out’: Haley

What is the policy then? To let him preside over a pile of rubble?…

Russia InsiderRussian General: US Trying to Destroy Syria’s Critical Infrastructure

US Forces Block Syrian Army Advance in Preparation For Syria Partition

Lavrov Responds to US Decision to Block Advance of Syrian Army

Earlier in the month…

Zero HedgeRussian Jets Nearly Bomb US Forces In Syria, Hit US-Backed Rebels

DEBKAfile – Epic US, Russian, Turkish military summit on Syria

Fort Russ (translating Русской Весны) – Turks Shell Syrian Village as Russians Arrive

Erdogan Regime Forces Kill Syrian Soldiers and Border Guards

(translating Al Mayadeen) – Terrorists Claim to Have Struck Damascus with SCUD Missiles [Video]

(translating Русской Весны) – Terrorist war : ISIS and Al Nusra cut each other’s heads off in gruesome battle [+photos

ThereAreNoSunglasses (Ekathimerini) – Greek Police Bust Captagon Lab, Intercepting 635,000 Tablets Headed For Syrian Jihadis

The One Reason That Barack Obama Set the Middle East On Fire

Free Thought Project2 Years After This American Journalist Was Killed, Her ‘Conspiracy Theories’ on Syria are Proven as Facts

Other theaters of war in the region…

Army TimesThe US is sending 2500 troops to Kuwait, ready to step up the fight in Syria and Iraq 

AntiwarUS to Send Up to 300 Paratroopers Into Mosul for Latest Escalation

IndependentUS admits it conducted Mosul air strike ‘at location’ where ‘200’ civilians died

New York TimesDevices Seized in Yemen Raid Offer Some Clues to Qaeda Tactics

Press TVPentagon conducts 20 airstrikes in Yemen, first since botched raid

ThereAreNoSunglasses (SABA) – Saudis Murder Boatload of Somali Refugees Off the Coast of Yemen

Greencrow As The Crow FliesYemen – What is behind US Proxy Invasion?

FOX NewsIran launched 2 ballistic missiles, US officials say

Jerusalem PostDavid’s Sling air defense shield to be fully operational in Israel in early April

Fort Russ (Al Mayadeen) – Iran Allows Russia to use its Military Bases

Russia establishes military presence in the Maghreb…

ReutersRussia appears to deploy forces in Egypt, eyes on Libya role – sources

IntelNewsRussian special forces troops seen in Egypt and Libya, say reports

Al MonitorPutin gets some payback with ‘alternative project’ for Libya

Maghreb ConfidentialDynamic on secret mission over Tripoli

Military TimesThe Pentagon wants to keep ground troops in Libya and go on offense in Somalia

The DriveA Guide To The Pentagon’s Shadowy Network Of Bases In Africa

Indian Ocean NewsletterErdogan’s secret plan for Madagascar

Oriental Review (Hybrid Wars 8) – South Sudan’s Total Collapse Could Destroy Central And Eastern Africa

It was never entirely clear to us what the Obama/Clinton “Asia pivot” policy was meant to be – if it was to be a containment of the rising military power of China, then Trump/Tillerson have inherited a buckling pivot, with China now asserting itself in other theaters…

SHTFPlanBeijing Goes Global: China to Expand Marine Force by 400%; First Overseas Military Base Almost Complete

Military TimesChinese troops appear to be operating in Afghanistan, and the Pentagon is OK with it

XinhuaFM: China, U.S. can avoid Thucydides Trap, Kindleberger Trap

Japan TimesDid America’s top diplomat inadvertently offer China a ‘new great power relationship’?

Philippine StarDuterte hits US for lack of action in South China Sea

Intelligence OnlineDuterte could befriend Tel Aviv to arm himself against Beijing

ReutersJapan plans to send largest warship to South China Sea, sources say

Space.comJapan launches new spy satellite to keep eye on North Korea

Wall Street Journal (also Zero Hedge) – White House Options on North Korea Include Use of Military Force

Korea Central News Agency (March 7) – Kim Jong Un Supervises Ballistic Rocket Launching Drill of Hwasong Artillery Units of KPA Strategic Force

Feasting his eyes on the trails of ballistic rockets, he appreciated that Hwasong artillery units of the Strategic Force are very good at organizing and commanding fire strikes and strictly ensuring rapid and simultaneous fire strikes.

The four ballistic rockets launched simultaneously are so accurate that they look like acrobatic flying corps in formation, he said.

Alert 5 (NHK) – North Korea launched 4 ballistic missiles; 3 flew 1,000km into East Sea

KCNA (March 19) – Kim Jong Un Watches Ground Jet Test of Newly Developed High-Thrust Engine

The development and completion of a new-type high-thrust engine would help consolidate the scientific and technological foundation to match the world-level satellite delivery capability in the field of outer space development, he noted, adding with pleasure that today when a great leaping forward has been made in the development of the rocket industry is the day to be always remembered, a historic day which can be called “March 18 revolution”.

38 NorthPreparations for a Future Test Continue at North Korea’s Punggye-ri Nuclear Test Site

Continued Activity at Key Plutonium Production Facilities at North Korea’s Yongbyon Nuclear Complex; Purpose Unclear

Defense OneUS Anti-Missile Batteries Arrive in South Korea, Touching Off Geopolitical Tumult

South China Morning PostChina readying countermeasures against missile defence shield in South Korea, retired PLA general says

ReutersNorth Korea missile test fails, U.S. and South say, as tensions simmer

U.S. deploys attack drones to South Korea amid tension with North

KBS World RadioS. Korea, US to Create Joint Missile Command

Alert 5 (Commander U.S. 7th Fleet) – JMSDF, ROKN, USN destroyers in missile defense informational link exercise

Korea JongAng DailyNorth may be developing an anti-ship missile

SEAL team that took out Osama bin Laden joins drills in Korea

Yonhap News AgencyEx-CIA chief: U.S. should consider nuclear attack on N. Korea if necessary

Ex-President Park arrested in corruption probe

Following her impeachment…

SputnikPark Geun-hye Accused of ‘Illegal Occupation’ of S Korean Presidential Residence

ABCUS attempt to recoup Cambodian debt ‘cack-handed’: former Australian Ambassador

In Europe, the rising tide of nationalism suffers a setback in Dutch election…

ReutersDutch PM cheers EU leaders by seeing off far-right’s Wilders

In spite of, or thanks to Erdogan’s diplomatic volleys?…

RTTurkey bans Dutch ambassador, suspends diplomatic flights and high-level govt meetings – Deputy PM

The DuranTurkey plays nuclear card, warns EU it will flood Europe with millions of refugees

Malaysia SunShocking claims made by former captive: A second Islamic State is rising near Europe and the Turkish border

Middle East Eye‘I could see people being hit’: London suffers attack at heart of democracy

Tim Pool (Youtube) – SWEDEN HAS REAL PROBLEMS

Judicial WatchU.S. Gives Soros Groups Millions to Destabilize Macedonia’s Conservative Govt.

Zero HedgeSenators Demand State Department Probe Into Soros Organizations

InfowarsSenate Approves Montenegro Joining NATO Despite Rand Paul’s Objection

TimeSen. Rand Paul: Montenegro Joining NATO Is Against U.S. Interests

Ruptly (Youtube) – 500 people detained as anti-corruption protest hits Moscow

Fort Russ (translating Occhi della Guerra) – The real face of Aleksei Navalny: convicted for embezzlement, he protests “corruption”

Russia-Belarus Union in Crisis: Part 1 – A Trip Down Memory Lane

Russia-Belarus Union in Crisis: Part 2 – Lukashenko’s Maidan

(Sputnik) – Belarus arrests “armed provocateurs,” Lukashenko points finger at Ukraine, Lithuania, Poland

(translating RuBALTIC.ru) – SOFA agreement with Baltic states quietly signed by Obama before departure clearing way for permanent US military presence

CBS NewsRussian spy ship returns off U.S. coast, near sub base

Zero Hedge (Komsomolskaya Pravda, MEMRI) – Retired Russian Colonel Warns Trump: “We’re Seeding The US Shoreline With Nuclear Mole Missiles”

ReutersPoland expects to ink $7.6 billion deal for Patriot systems by end-2017

IHS Jane’s 360UK to deploy Typhoons to Romania in May

MirrorBritish troops join showdown against Vladimir Putin as they travel to the frontline in Russia

Estonian WorldBritish and French troops arrive in Estonia

RTEU ministers agree to create joint military command center in NATO footsteps

8,000 NATO troops launch exercise near Russian-Norwegian border

Barents ObserverNorway moves military intelligence away from Russian border

Strategic-CultureRussia Invites NATO to Take Part in Moscow Security Conference

TASSRussian and NATO top brass hold first talks over past years

Executive Intelligence ReviewNATO Military Committee Chair Initiated Call to Russian Chief of Staff

Moscow TimesRussian Military Pilot in Fatal Black Sea Crash Was in ‘Full Control of Plane’ — Reports

Not since the Battle of Karkov have such fireworks been seen?…

Накануне (translation at ThereAreNoSunglasses) – “Диверсия Порошенко” под Харьковом: подробности

Fort Russ (РБК) – Former Russian MP murdered in downtown Kiev

ReutersUkrainian intelligence officer killed in car blast in Mariupol port

RTArms smugglers used postal service to deliver weapons from US to Russia – FSB

Russia InsiderWashington Cracks Down on Kiev: Feds Bust Ukrainian Weapons Smuggling Ring

Investigation Into Murder of Russian Ambassador Takes an Unexpected Turn

The HillState Dept. seeks to keep Russian diplomat’s cause of death private

IndependentFrench police sniper accidentally shoots two people during Francois Hollande speech

Nicola Sturgeon announces second Scottish referendum

BBCHolyrood and the great Brexit numbers game

ReutersG20 financial leaders acquiesce to U.S., drop free trade pledge

True PublicaEC Entrenches Dangerous ISDS System – Global Super Court For Corporations To Subvert Democracy

Quartz AfricaNamibia doesn’t want “aid” to make up for Germany’s genocide—it wants $30 billion

Global Research (Stephen Lendman) – Israel’s Crime of Apartheid: UN Agency Head’s Forced Resignation

Continuing D.C. skullduggery…

CBS NewsSuspicious cellular activity in D.C. suggests monitoring of individuals’ smartphones

The AtlanticWashington’s Spy Paranoia

N.Y. Times (March 1) – Obama Administration Rushed to Preserve Intelligence of Russian Election Hacking

Note the new WashPo motto: Democracy Dies in Darkness – very apt inasmuch as this paper has for decades been committing sins of omission (on the JFK assassination, CIA, 9/11, etc.), and our democracy has suffered immeasurably because of it. Meanwhile, making much ado about nothing…

Washington Post (March 2) – Sessions met with Russian envoy twice last year, encounters he later did not disclose

Zero HedgeJeff Sessions Recuses Himself From Russia Probe

Infowars (Jerome Corsi) – Exposed: Insider Coup to Sabotage Trump

Breitbart (March 3) – Mark Levin to Congress: Investigate Obama’s ‘Silent Coup’ vs. Trump

In summary: the Obama administration sought, and eventually obtained, authorization to eavesdrop on the Trump campaign; continued monitoring the Trump team even when no evidence of wrongdoing was found; then relaxed the NSA rules to allow evidence to be shared widely within the government, virtually ensuring that the information, including the conversations of private citizens, would be leaked to the media.

Trump evidently reads the article, then goes ballistic in the early morning of Saturday, March 4, from his Mar-A-Lago redoubt in Palm Beach. Writer Massimo Calabresi couldn’t have put it better in the opening of the following essay…

TimeInside Donald Trump’s War Against the State

At 6:35 a.m. on March 4, President Donald Trump launched an attack against the government of the United States…

Where existential alarm over the fate of the U.S. is invoked, however, we see – with admitted wishful thinking – cause to hope for the restoration of the Constitutional Republic of the U.S., particularly where the Fourth Amendment is concerned…

@realDonaldTrumpTerrible! Just found out that Obama had my “wires tapped” in Trump Tower just before the victory. Nothing found. This is McCarthyism!

Is it legal for a sitting President to be “wire tapping” a race for president prior to an election? Turned down by court earlier. A NEW LOW!

I’d bet a good lawyer could make a great case out of the fact that President Obama was tapping my phones in October, just prior to Election!

How low has President Obama gone to tapp my phones during the very sacred election process. This is Nixon/Watergate. Bad (or sick) guy!

Before heading to the “Winter White House” however, a heated discussion had taken place in the Oval Office – perhaps over the tactics to take in dealing with the above allegations…

Daily MailDonald’s eruption in the Oval Office: Video emerges of Trump’s ‘furious argument’ with top adviser Steven Bannon as Ivanka and Jared look on, hours before President made phone tapping claims

Denials and speculations ensue…

N.Y. Times (March 5) – Comey Asks Justice Dept. to Reject Trump’s Wiretapping Claim

Zero HedgeObama’s Surrogates Continue to Deny Trump Tower Surveillance, But Evidence Suggests Otherwise

Blacklisted News (citing Common Dreams, Guardian) – Obama’s wiretaps on Trump Tower were routed through and conducted by British Intelligence, in an effort to circumvent U.S. surveillance law.

The HillGrassley probes FBI’s ties to British spy who investigated Trump

Empty WheelThe Feedback Loop in Christopher Steele’s Dossier

U.S. News and World ReportNSA Whistleblower Backs Trump Up on Wiretap Claims

Judicial Watch (March 6) – Judicial Watch Sues CIA, DOJ and Treasury for Records Related to Intelligence Leaks Regarding Investigation of General Flynn

Prison Planet (FOX News) – Catherine Herridge: Top Level Deep State Operatives Leaked Flynn Phone Call Transcripts

March 7, – NSA payback to CIA?…

WikiLeaks (also Zero Hedge) – Vault 7: CIA Hacking Tools Revealed

Download at link with the password, (a quote of JFK’s prescribed remedy): “SplinterItIntoAThousandPiecesAndScatterItIntoTheWinds”

Empty WheelPassword: 0sbP@ss

Zero HedgeSnowden: What The Wikileaks Revelations Show Is “Reckless Beyond Words”

Hunt For Snowden 2 Begins: Feds Launch Criminal Probe Into Wikileaks’ CIA Source

Counter-Coup Spookmaster Dr. Steve Pieczenik Discusses Destruction Of CIA And Game Changing Implications Of #Vault7

Canada Free PressCIA DIRTY CYBER TRICKS?

InterceptWikiLeaks Dump Shows CIA Could Turn Smart TVs into Listening Devices

TechdirtCIA Leaks Unsurprisingly Show The Internet Of Broken Things Is A Spy’s Best Friend

FortuneSex Toy Maker Pays $3.75 Million to Settle ‘Smart’ Vibrator Lawsuit

MirrorCIA planned to hack cars and trucks to carry out undetectable assassinations claims WikiLeaks

Vigilant CitizenNew Wikileaks Dump About CIA Hacking Sheds Light On the Mysterious Death of Michael Hastings

Mint Press NewsWikileaks Vault 7 Release Paints A Grim Picture For Journalism

Infowars (Jerome Corsi) – Vault 7: CIA Can Stage Fake Russian Hacking to Undermine Trump

Zero Hedge (March 15) – DOJ Charges Two Russian Spies In Massive Yahoo Hack

Blacklisted News (FOX) – Former Congressman Dennis Kucinich Warns Congress that CIA Wiretaps Are Real and It Happened to Him

Newsmax (Larry Klayman) – Nunes Must Ask FBI’s Comey About Montgomery Mass Surveillance Case

WaPo (March 20) – FBI Director Comey confirms probe of possible coordination between Kremlin and Trump campaign

Raw Story (McClatchy) – Here’s what one top Democrat finds suspicious about Trump-Russia contacts

McClatchyDCFBI’s Russian-influence probe includes a look at far-right news sites

One of which then proceeds to drop the bomb…

Infowars (Corsi) – NSA Documents Prove Surveillance of Donald Trump & His Family

Millennium Report“THE HAMMER” — Ultra-secret Supercomputer System Used by CIA/NSA to Wiretap Trump

Politico (March 22) – Nunes: Trump transition members were under surveillance during Obama administration

FOX News (March 23) – Potential ‘smoking gun’ showing Obama administration spied on Trump team, source says

Zero Hedge (March 29) – SMOKING GUN? Obama Defense Deputy Slips Up On Live TV – Reveals Spying On Trump Team And Leaking Of Intel

NBC NewsObama Officials Made List of Russia Probe Documents to Keep Them Safe

N.Y. Times (March 30) – 2 White House Officials Helped Give Nunes Intelligence Reports

As Zero Hedge notes, one was a Flynn protégé whom McMaster had attempted to oust…

Politico (March 14) – Trump steps in to keep 30-year-old NSC aide

BloombergWhite House Invites Lawmakers to View Surveillance Documents

Washington Free BeaconNSA Set to Provide Classified Communications Intercepts to House Committee

The willingness of the White House to be forthcoming on details of the investigation may throw cold water on the following conjecture, or the NSA may confirm it, that indeed the surveillance had nothing to do with Russia, but instead was prompted by investigations concerning matters South of the border…

Wayne Madsen ReportMarch 23-24, 2017 — Nunes and Schiff unintentionally let the Trump cat out of the bag

Although journalists and those who believe in open government hate it, there is a reason why senior intelligence officials often reply “no comment” to questions surrounding intelligence matters. In the world of intelligence gathering, even the most innocuous comment can reveal information not intended for the ears of the general public. In the world of operational security, these minor tidbits of information are known as “essential elements of friendly information” or simply, EEFI.

In the partisan bickering that broke out on March 22 between House Intelligence Committee chairman Devin Nunes (R-CA) and the ranking member on the intelligence oversight committee, Adam Schiff (D-CA), both, likely unintentionally, revealed EEFI concerning the U.S. intelligence community’s “incidental surveillance” of Donald Trump and his transition team between Election Day, November 8, and the inauguration on January 20.

During a March 22 briefing for reporters outside the White House after a controversial briefing for Trump and his advisers, Nunes revealed that “dozens” of intelligence reports he was given about the Trump “incidental surveillance” made “no mention of Russia.” Nunes said the information was brought to him by “sources who thought we should know it.” Nunes said the interceptions of the Trump team were “legally collected” pursuant to a warrant issued by a Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court judge and involved “foreign” surveillance not involving Russia.

Nunes elaborated further in stating that “normal, formal surveillance” provided to him yielded “significant information” about both Trump and his “team.” But Nunes provided a caveat to that particular revelation, stating that details about Trump and his team had “little or no apparent foreign intelligence value” and  “were widely disseminated in intelligence community reporting” because their identities had been “unmasked” within the U.S. intelligence community during the transition phase. However, if the “formal” surveillance of Team Trump did not involve foreign intelligence, that means it must have involved a law enforcement matter and was authorized by a Title III “wiretap” order authorized by a normal federal court outside of the FISA aegis and carried out by the FBI and Justice Department’s Electronic Surveillance Unit.

Nunes’s EEFI offering provides the following points of interest:

– The incidental surveillance made no mention of Russia.
– The formal surveillance was of little or no intelligence value.
– The formal surveillance, while of no value to intelligence agencies, may have been of great interest to law enforcement, especially the FBI. Hence, FBI director James Comey’s reticence to provide details concerning its investigation of the Trump transition team during his recent testimony before the House Intelligence Committee.
– If some of the surveillance information made no mention of Russia, perhaps it did mention other countries.

The definition of “team” is important since if it extended beyond the transition team to the campaign team, it would include Trump’s former campaign manager Paul Manafort, national security adviser Michael Flynn, and foreign policy adviser Carter Page. It is now known that Manafort was contracted to the pro-Russian political party in Ukraine that was ousted in the 2014 U.S.-inspired coup while Page also had business dealings with the Russian government-owned energy firm Gazprom and Flynn’s consulting company had Russian business connections.

Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR) said that Nunes’s statement appeared to reveal “classified information.” It, at the very least, revealed EEFI from which more sensitive intelligence can be derived.

Trump’s problems may not be found with Russia but, ironically, south of the U.S. border, a border which the president is trying to seal with a great and “beautiful” wall.

The “incidental surveillance” of Trump and his associates, which was cited by Nunes and made no mention of Russia, may very well been a result of National Security Agency and its FIVE EYES partners’ surveillance of a major fraud case involving billionaire former Panamanian President Ricardo Martinelli, who escaped an arrest warrant in Panama and is now living in Miami. Last September, at the height of the U.S. presidential campaign, Panamanian President Juan Carlos Varela requested the Obama administration’s State and Justice Departments to extradite Martinelli.

Martinelli is wanted by Panama for embezzlement of funds, wiretapping his political and business enemies, insider stock trading, money laundering, and other crimes. So far, the Trump administration has taken no action on the Panamanian extradition request. Perhaps that is because in Panama, Trump is known as the “American Martinelli.” Moreover, Martinelli is a close friend and business associate of Trump. Martinelli, exiled in Miami as a fugitive from justice and wanted by Panama, was invited to attend Trump’s inauguration in Washington. Before he deleted it, Martinelli posted a photograph of his Inaugural invitation on Twitter. As president, Martinelli was on hand for the 2011 opening of Trump’s first tower in Panama City, the Trump Ocean Club International Hotel and Tower. During the ceremony, Trump referred to Martinelli as his “friend.”

The ties between Trump and Martinelli run even deeper. The bank in which Martinelli owns a significant stake, Global Bank Corporation, was a co-trustee of Trump’s Ocean Club. When the Trump property developer, Newland International Properties Corporation, defaulted on its Global Bank loan in 2013, the Martinelli bank was forced to bail out Newland. The real estate scams surrounding the Trump Panama Hotel Management LLC, Trump Panama Condominium Management LLC — both incorporated in Delaware — Newland Properties, Trump Ocean Club Unit 2710 Inc., K Group — which pays Trump Marks Panama $5 million per year for using the Trump brand name — the Trump Organization, the Trump Ocean Club, and Global Bank are merely the tip of the iceberg surrounding the overall criminal accusations surrounding Trump’s friend Martinelli…

Hundreds of thousands of documents were leaked from the Panama City law firm Mossack Fonseca, which incorporated thousands of offshore shell companies for the Central Intelligence Agency, narcotics syndicates, Arab oil sheikhs, and businessmen like Martinelli, Trump, and Trump’s Argentine friend, President Mauricio Macri. It is known that Latin America’s largest ever bribery scandal that involves the huge Brazilian building contractor Odebrecht SA, now laps at the shores of the Trump Organization via Martinelli.

In December 2016, during the presidential transition phase, the U.S. Justice Department announced a settlement with Odebrecht in which the firm and its affiliate Braskem agreed to pay a fine of $3.6 billion for violation of the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. Most of the fine collected by Justice was to be turned over to Brazil, which began the investigation of Odebrecht with its “Lava Jato” (Car Wash) probe.

As part of its deal with DOJ, what information did Odebrecht’s executives share with Justice Department prosecutors concerning its operations in Panama, especially those involving the Trump Tower and Martinelli? Any involvement of Trump with the Odebrecht and Mossack Fonseca criminal scandals would have prompted any U.S. judge on the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court or on the bench of a regular U.S. court district to authorize electronic surveillance of the Trump Organization. When Nunes stated the “incidental surveillance” of Trump and his associates did not involve Russia, was he actually implying it involved another country, perhaps Panama?

The political fallout from Odebrecht is beginning to stick to Trump. Odebrecht paid hundreds of millions of dollars in bribes to politicians in Brazil, Venezuela, Argentina, Colombia, Peru, Ecuador, Mexico, Chile, Guatemala,the Dominican Republic, Antigua and Barbuda, Angola, Mozambique, and other countries and some of these politicians are linked to Trump business enterprises.

Argentina’s Macri has been linked to the Odebrecht bribery scandal mainly through the connections to the firm of his cousin Angelo Calcaterra, Macri’s Energy Minister Juan José Aranguren, and other officials of his government. With the help of business associates of Macri, a Trump Tower was built in Uruguay in 2012. Trump has been pressuring Macri and his friends to build the first Trump Tower in Buenos Aires and a Buenos Aires building permit for the deal was apparently the subject of a phone conversation between Trump and Macri after Trump’s election in November.

However, not all has been well between the Trump and Macri families over the years. Franco Macri, the father of the Argentine president, believed the mastermind behind the kidnapping for ransom of Mauricio Macri in 1991 was none other than Donald Trump, who the elder Macri described as the “true intellectual author” of the crime. Perhaps that is why the right-wing Mauricio Macri openly endorsed Hillary Clinton for president in 2016.

In Peru, an arrest warrant has been issued for former President Alejandro Toledo who stands accused of receiving a $10 million bribe from Odebrecht for a highway contract. Toledo was on his way to Israel but is now in the United States. The current President of Peru, Pedro Pablo Kuczynski, was Toledo’s finance minister. The Trump administration has not responded to Peruvian requests for Toledo’s extradition from the U.S. and Kuczynski has been mired in allegations concerning his own connections with Odebrecht. Perhaps that was the reason why Kuczynski followed up a phone call with Trump with a personal visit to the White House in February. All Trump and Kuczynski spoke about during their joint remarks was Kuczynski receiving an award from Princeton University, Kuczynski’s two daughters attending Princeton and Columbia, and Peru’s decision to buy some U.S. military vehicles. If Kuczynski and Trump are subject to FISA and Title III wiretaps concerning Odebrecht, they may have found more than family to chat about. Kuczynski previously asked Trump to extradite his former boss Toledo to Peru. But with Kucynski now a target of the Odebrecht probe, he may have asked Trump to keep Toledo under wraps in the U.S. and not singing to a Peruvian court.

The U.S. Attorney’s Office most likely to have been assigned the investigation of the Martinelli extradition request is the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Florida in Miami. This office has historically been occupied by right-wing prosecutors linked to Latin American right-wing leaders, many of which, like Martinelli, maintain residences in the Miami area. If Trump is looking at protecting those who could spill the beans on his and his Trump Organization’s own ties to Odebrecht, what better way than to nominate a former U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Florida to his cabinet. Trump nominated such a former U.S. Attorney, Alexander Acosta, to be his Secretary of Labor. Acosta was involved in negotiating as U.S. Attorney the sweetheart plea deal with convicted child molester and Trump billionaire friend Jeffrey Epstein. The deal immunized from future prosecution Epstein’s VIP friends who were involved in his underage sex operations. 

As a former U.S. Attorney in Miami and former dean of Florida International University law school, Acosta has enough clout to help ward off any federal investigations emanating from the Miami U.S. Attorney’s Office, which would include advocating for the extraditions of Martinelli and Toledo back to their home countries where they might start naming names, including that of Trump and his associates. Odebrecht, the company that built Miami International Airport, may also have dirt on southern Florida politicians, including members of the Republican Cuban-American political “mafia,” which also includes Acosta. Odebrecht maintained a Division of Structured Operations, which was dubbed the “Department of Bribery” by U.S. Justice Department investigators. Were Trump and members of his business empire caught up in a legitimate DOJ investigation of Odebrecht, with ancillary intelligence being provided by the NSA and its Canadian counterpart, Communications Security Establishment Canada (CSEC), which conducts full-time surveillance of Latin American communications? If the answer is yes, and it appears to be so, that would explain Nunes and Schiff talking around the issue, which involves the collection of raw signals intelligence data on a massive number of foreign businesses and “U.S. persons.”

teleSURArgentina Set to Drop $2 Billion for Largest Weapons Acquisition Since Malvinas War

From Manafort to Deripaska to Brassington, Daniel Hopsicker uncovers a tie in to the South of the border networks that he has been exposing for years…

Mad Cow NewsRussian Oligarch in Election Probe Linked to Drug Cartel

Russian in hacking probe linked to alt-right stock fraud

WhoWhatWhyWhy FBI Can’t Tell All on Trump, Russia

Daily Kos (wnemirow) – Trump’s Russian/Kremlin Connections (with Citations & Links & Updates)

New Yorker – Donald Trump’s Worst Deal

Various theories as to the ringleader of the stay-behind “deep throats”…

Lame CherryThe Ringleader of the Trump Coup was Sec. of State John Kerry

Infowars (RT) – Former CIA Analyst: Obama Gave “Green Light” For NSA, CIA to Sabotage Trump

Citing a Jan. 12 BBC story linking the origins of the Russia-Trump allegations to an April 2016 report from a Baltic intelligence agency shown to DCI Brennan, this being the basis of the FISA applications…

American SpectatorAll Roads Lead Back to Brennan

Also alleged to be the basis of the October FISA application; a “secret server” in Trump Tower communicating with Alfa Bank. This story broke on the momentous day of Hallowe’en at Slate, by-lined Franklin Foer. The Intercept however quickly disputed the allegation.

Washington Free Beacon (OAN) – DOJ Found Malware in Trump Tower Servers ‘Mimicking’ Contacts to Russian Entities

So much for the alleged Russian DNC hackers and their “Fancy Bear”. What is quite odd in the following story however is that the discrediting of these allegations is coming from what has long been recognized as a U.S. propaganda tool – the VOA historically being to the Soviets much as RT is now to America…

Voice of AmericaThink Tank: Cyber Firm at Center of Russian Hacking Charges Misread Data

Cyber Firm Rewrites Part of Disputed Russian Hacking Report

Liberty BlitzkriegWhat is CrowdStrike? Firm Hired by DNC has Ties to Hillary Clinton, a Ukrainian Billionaire and Google

WikiLeaks Vault 7 continues March 23 with Dark Matter and March 31 with Marble Framework, revealing the tools by which the source of viruses, trojans, and hacking attacks can be falsely attributed.

Russia InsiderCIA’s Frankfurt Spy HQ Could Be Source of ‘Ties’ Between Putin and Trump

ReutersCIA contractors likely source of latest WikiLeaks release: U.S. officials

“Likely,” but with spook matters, always look for the ‘volatile smiles’ in the probability margins for the actual; for instance…

WMRMarch 9-10, 2017 — CIA SIGINT disclosure appears to be retaliation for Langley’s involvement with Snowden leak

When this editor worked in the National Security Agency’s “S Group” in the mid-1980s, our center chief, an Army colonel, once cautioned us not to say anything about our White House-directed mission to the “opposition.” The comment was bizarre, since everyone in our group was cleared for Sensitive Compartmented Information (SCI), polygraphed, and even voice stress analyzed. When the colonel asked us if there were any questions, I asked why he would caution us against saying anything to the Soviets because we all knew very well what the law was and the severe ramifications for breaking it. The colonel replied, “I’m not talking about the Russians, I’m referring to the CIA!”….

WMR previously reported that the massive leak of NSA documents by CIA officer-turned-NSA contractor Edward Snowden may have been part of an operation by Langley to expose the massive surveillance capabilities of NSA. The exposure of these NSA operations may have been predicated by the compromise to NSA of extremely sensitive and potentially illegal operations by the CIA in areas of banking, finance, sexual blackmail, and human trafficking.

Now, with a massive unauthorized disclosure of CIA SIGINT and offensive information warfare capabilities to WikiLeaks, the NSA may have engineered its revenge against Langley for the Snowden operation. The CIA document disclosures provides evidence of massive redundancy of SIGINT and offensive cyber-warfare operations between the CIA and the joint activities of NSA and U.S. Cyber Command, the headquarters of both located at Fort Meade and led by NSA director Admiral Mike Rogers. On November 17, 2016, Rogers had an unauthorized meeting with president-elect Trump at the Trump Tower. Rogers’s actions resulted in demands by Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, Defense Secretary Ashton Carter, and, according to WMR’s sources, CIA director John Brennan, for President Obama to fire Rogers. Rogers continues to serve Trump as NSA director and U.S. Cyber Command chief.

On February 14, 2014, WMR reported the following:

“Sources within the U.S. intelligence community have told WMR, on the condition of anonymity, that National Security Agency whistleblower Edward Snowden gained access to and released tens of thousands of classified NSA documents because a faction within the Central Intelligence Agency was growing increasingly alarmed over the massive surveillance system controlled by NSA. In many cases, highly compartmented CIA covert operations abroad were made known to NSA because of the ability of the signals intelligence and cyber warfare agency to monitor full spectrum digital communications worldwide, including those of the CIA.

A group of active and retired CIA officers, in addition to CIA contractors, set out to expose the NSA’s massive surveillance operations, as well as those of its foreign partners. Snowden, a former CIA employee who worked for the joint NSA-CIA Special Collection Service in Geneva, Switzerland as an official cover CIA employee attached to the U.S. Mission to the United Nations and in Misawa, Japan under non-official cover with Dell Computer and Booz Allen Hamilton, was chosen by the CIA faction as the person best positioned to collect NSA documents and leak them to the media

NSA recently fired a U.S. government civilian who worked at the NSA Regional Security Operations Center in Kunia, Hawaii. The unnamed male civilian, who was not charged with any crime, is said to have shared his “Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) Certificate” with Snowden, allowing access to the NSANet. NSA claims that Snowden did not have access to NSANet. NSA’s claims of collusion between Snowden and the civilian employee are contained in an UNCLASSIFIED/FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY memo for the House Judiciary Committee dated February 10, 2014. The memo also states that Snowden was assisted by two other personnel in Kunia, an active duty military member and a contractor, in collecting the NSA documents. Although the FBI investigated all three unidentified employees at the Kunia facility, no criminal charges against them were filed by Justice Department prosecutors. The memo states that the civilian government employee “remained in an uncleared employee status pending an appeal of the revocation [of his security clearance], and he resigned on 10 January 2014.”

Our report continued:

“Elements within the CIA have also informed the Obama White House, particularly John Podesta, the counselor to the president for all matters dealing with the NSA leaks, that if the White House or Justice Department moves against the CIA for the Snowden leaks, the CIA will release highly embarrassing personal information on the president.

The CIA faction helped arrange, through its own back channels, safe passage for Snowden from Hong Kong to Moscow. Attempts to kidnap or assassinate Snowden in Moscow have been stymied by close cooperation between the CIA faction and the Russian domestic security service, the Federal Security Bureau (FSB), and the Russian Foreign Intelligence Service (Sluzhba Vneshney Razvedki or SVR).

The involvement of Booz Allen Hamilton, which is owned by the CIA- and Bush family-linked Carlyle Group, has put the Obama White House on notice that the operation to expose NSA involves powerful political forces. Suggestions by some within the Justice Department, including Attorney General Eric Holder, and Rick Ledgett, the NSA official in charge of the Snowden leak damage assessment, that some sort of clemency deal might be worked out between the U.S. government and Snowden that would allow him to return to the United States from Russia is a realization that the operation to expose NSA involves major elements of the U.S. Intelligence Community. Russia has granted Snowden permanent political asylum.

WMR has learned that NSA’s communications surveillance net compromised sensitive CIA operations for which NSA has no certified need-to-know or special compartmented access. The exposure of these CIA operations, including a weapons transfer operation that saw Libyan caches once in the hands of Muammar Qaddafi being transferred from Benghazi to jihadist forces in Syria. This intelligence became known to NSA’s FIVE EYES signals intelligence partners in Canada, Britain, and Australia. The compromise of such information to NSA resulted in CIA programs in Latin America, Africa, South Asia, and the Middle East being placed in jeopardy. Some of the more sensitive aspects of the CIA operations, including drone operations, were passed on to Israeli, Indian, French, and German intelligence by the Communications Security Establishment Canada, Britain’s Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ), and the Australian Signals Directorate.”

In February of this year, former NSA contractor and Reserve U.S. Naval officer Harold T. Martin III of Glen Burnie, Maryland, was indicted for illegally possessing at his home 50 terabytes of highly-classified electronic files, mostly from the NSA, with others originating from the CIA, U.S. Cyber Command at Fort Meade, and the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO). Most of the documents were from NSA. Martin worked as a contractor from  December 1993 to August 2016. One of the firms he worked for was Booz Allen Hamilton, the same firm that employed Snowden in Japan and Hawaii. The indictment of Martin was generated by the U.S. Attorney for Maryland, Rod Rosenstein, nominated by President Trump to be the deputy Attorney General under Jeff Sessions.

The FBI is now investigating CIA contractors for the leak of the so-called “Vault 7” document tranche to WikiLeaks. Two companies reportedly involved in the CIA’s cyber-warfare operations are Booz Allen Hamilton and Palantir, the latter owned by Trump friend and adviser Peter Thiel.

CBCFamilies who sheltered Edward Snowden in Hong Kong ask Canada for asylum

USA TodayWikiLeaks will give tech firms access to CIA hacking tools: Assange

Business InsiderLeaked emails reveal Nigel Farage’s long-standing links to Julian Assange

Prison PlanetTrump Forced To Issue Apology To Britain Over Obama Wiretapping Claims

Intelligence OnlineFive Eyes search for intranet contractor

TelegraphThe spy base where real-life British ‘Qs’ collaborated with CIA to hack TVs and phones

DWFrankfurt used as remote hacking base for the CIA: WikiLeaks

TechDirtGermany’s Spy Agency Walks Away From Three-Year Investigation With Expanded Spy Powers

Gateway PunditRussia Threatens To Leak Things Obama Asked Moscow To “Keep Secret”

ThereAreNoSunglassesThe Vampiric Cheney Rises From the Dead, Croaking Russian “Act of War”

Counterpunch (William Binney and Ray McGovern) – The Surveillance State Behind Russia-gate: Will Trump Take on the Spooks?

Regrettably the answer appears to be no…

Blacklisted NewsThe Transformation Of Our Nation Into A Surveillance State Is Almost Complete

McClatchyDCFISA Section 702: Is warrantless surveillance national security or a hit to privacy?

CryptogonNSA Routinely Monitors Americans’ Communications Without Warrants

MassPrivateIDOT creating a nationwide spying database of everyone’s cell phones, Bluetooth devices and license plates

Daily MailTake off for police drones air force: Remote-controlled ‘flying squad’ to chase criminals and hunt for missing people

U.S. News (AP) – Bill Would Allow Connecticut Police to Put Weapons on Drones

Free Thought ProjectOrwell Rolls in Grave as Police Roll Out Unprecedented Drone Air Force to “Track Anti-Social Behaviour”

Infowars (citing Las Vegas Review-Journal) – FBI Posed as Filmmakers to Infiltrate Bundy Supporters

Rutherford InstituteCourt Rules in Favor of Police Who Pounded on Wrong Door, Didn’t Identify Themselves, Then Killed Innocent Man for Holding a Gun

BoingBoingTSA’s new “pat-downs” are so invasive, airports are pre-emptively warning cops to expect sexual assault claims

Mint Press NewsHow The CIA And A Tech Startup Are Arming Police, Intelligence Agencies

InterceptMeet the Midwestern Contractor That Appears Hundreds of Times in the CIA WikiLeaks Dump

Bad… Sad… Disaster… (and the rest of The Donald’s favorite negative adjectives)…

Wall Street JournalWith Washington’s Blessing, Telecom Giants Can Mine Your Web History

Trump Broadens CIA Powers, Allows Deadly Drone Strikes

GuardianPentagon wants to declare more parts of world as temporary battlefields

Breaking DefenseTrump Picks Technocrats, Not Billionaires, For Top Pentagon Posts

Intelligence OnlineThreat Pattern, a CIA and Wall Street alliance

Eurasia ReviewPresident Trump’s New Director Of Central Intelligence (DCI) – Analysis [sic – the headline should read: Director of National Intelligence (DNI), Dan Coats]

Another Day in the EmpireTrump’s Disastrous Pick for National Intelligence Director

N.Y. TimesTrump’s Intelligence Nominee Gets Early Lesson in Managing White House

NYT catching up with what we covered in our February edition…

Michael Flynn Was Paid to Represent Turkey’s Interests During Trump Campaign

WSJMike Flynn Offers to Testify in Exchange for Immunity

Well, not quite “immunity,” but…

Zero Hedge“He Certainly Has A Story To Tell” – Statement From Mike Flynn’s Lawyer

Senator Grassley Asks Why “Extremely Careless” Hillary Still Has Access To Classified State Dept. Info

The Last RefugeJulian Assange Claims Pro-Clinton “Deep State” Supporting Mike Pence Coup – And Pence Responds…

World Net DailyGOP senator grills Gorsuch on impeaching Trump

PoliticoKnives are out for Reince

ZDNetUS military leak exposes ‘holy grail’ of security clearance files

ElectrospacesTrump’s “beautiful” Oval Office phones and what was changed on them

N.Y. Daily News (also Politico) – Laptop holding Trump Tower floor plans, Hillary Clinton email investigation info stolen from Secret Service agent

Is it in Huma’s Prada?…

Daily MailBergdorf blonde: Hillary and Huma spotted after day at top store’s salon – with Clinton debuting a new coif and color while Abedin lugs around her boss’ $2500 purse

‘Everything went wrong’: Surveillance footage of White House fence jumper shows he ‘lingered’ for 17 minutes as Secret Service agents were ‘lackadaisical’ in tracking him down

The Economic CollapseThe Debt Ceiling Deadline Has Passed, And Now The Biggest Test Of Donald Trump’s Presidency Begins…

Newsmax (Politico) – Critics Say Trump NAFTA Replacement Too Similar to TPP

Mint Press NewsTrump’s NAFTA Reversal Likely Tied To Oil Industry Pressure

TennesseanTennessee sues federal government over refugees

California Courts NewsroomChief Justice Cantil-Sakauye Objects to Immigration Enforcement Tactics at California Courthouses

N. Y. TimesPreet Bharara Is Fired After Refusing to Step Down as U.S. Attorney

Zero HedgePreet Bharara Fans Speculation He Was Probing Trump When He Was Fired

Palmer ReportKey witness in Preet Bharara’s Russian crime probe was just thrown from fourth floor of building

Bloomberg‘Anonymous’ Joins Hacker Army Targeting Central Banks for Cash

Bank of Russia? Greece? Mexico? Bangladesh? What about the big enchilada?…

Investment Watch BlogRand Paul’s Audit The Fed Bill Passes House Committee – What Does This Mean For The Federal Reserve?

Libertarian RepublicRand Paul Blocked By Armed Guards From New Obamacare Bill

Energy and Commerce CommitteeEnergy and Commerce Republicans Release Legislation to Repeal and Replace Obamacare

CNBCObamacare replacement yanked in House as GOP fails to win support

Infowars (Jerome Corsi) – Obama Illegally Robbed Fannie, Freddie to Fund Obamacare

Daily MailBarack Obama’s close confidante Valerie Jarrett has moved into his new DC home, which is now the nerve center for their plan to mastermind the insurgency against President Trump

Daily SheepleShock Video: Loretta Lynch Calls For More ‘Blood In The Streets’ and ‘Death’

AtlanticAn Israeli American Teen Has Been Arrested in the JCC Bomb Threats Case

American EverymanRace-baiting Agent Provocateur “Journalist” Juan Thompson Arrested for (Making Bomb Threats Targeting Jews?) Cyberstalking

An embarrassment to his profession, Scott Pelly declares potential diagnosis of Parkinson’s on Hillary as “nonsense”. Dr. Ted Noel stands by it…

Vidzette60 Minutes is Fake News

GizmodoThis Is Almost Certainly James Comey’s Twitter Account

Ars TechnicaTo keep Tor hack source code secret, DOJ dismisses child porn case

Town HallWhy the MSM Is Ignoring Trump’s Sex Trafficking Busts

But Trump’s pick for Labor – Alexander Acosta – is responsible for Jeffery Epstein’s country club sleepover sentencing…

Miami HeraldFeds planned to indict Epstein, but U.S. attorney retreated from child sex-abuse charges

WaPoComet Pizza gunman to plead guilty in tentative deal with prosecutors in Washington

InfowarsA Note to Our Listening, Viewing and Reading Audiences Concerning Pizzagate Coverage

Alefantis ex-partner David Brock suffers heart attack on 3/22, but survives…

CryptogonMarch 7 4Chan Prediction: David Brock’s Death by Heart Attack

Raw StoryTrump ally Roger Stone says US intelligence tried to assassinate him in Wednesday hit-and-run crash

Daily CallerFormer DNC Official Partnered With Convicted Bomb Maker To Investigate Trump

Podesta Didn’t Register As A ‘Foreign Agent’ When He Represented A Bank With Ties To Russian Spy Agencies

TASSSberbank confirms hiring Podesta Group for lobbying its interests

ABC News (AP) – Ex-Trump adviser swaps messages with DNC hacking suspect

Black Agenda ReportWhen the Fox Becomes a Wolf: Understanding the Election of DNC Chairman Tom Perez

Counter Current NewsAnarchists Begin Fixing Roads and Potholes Because the Government Won’t

Science and environment news…

MIT Technology ReviewThe Entrepreneur with the $100 Million Plan to Link Brains to Computers

Cryptogon‘We Are the Biological Boot-Loader for Digital Super-Intelligence’

Daily SheepleDARPA Insider Reveals the Coming Hive Mind Control Grid: “If Even 20% Of What This Guy Says Is True…”

EngadgetHard drives of the future could be made of DNA

Activist PostWhat Are Laboratory Rats Indicating About Wi-Fi Exposures The High Tech Industries Deny?

GeoEngineering Watch (ref. Guardian) – Trump Administration Backs Geoengineering, Full Disclosure Of The Climate Engineering Atrocities Grows Near

CNBCLockheed Martin completes new battle laser for US military

Mini-nukes and mosquito-like robot weapons being primed for future warfare

Defense OneRussia Joins US in Race to Field Gun-Launched Swarmbots

The DriveUniquely Configured RQ-170 Stealth Spy Drone Appears At Vandenberg AFB

Space.comNew American Spy Satellite Launches on Classified Mission

TruNewsSecret USAF X-37B space plane nears 674 days in orbit

NBC NewsSpaceX Successfully Launches, Lands Recycled Falcon 9 Rocket

APTrump signs NASA bill, ponders sending Congress to space

MirrorBizarre ‘megaship’ captured by International Space Station camera before Nasa ‘dims the feed’

First photos of radioactive wild boar roaming Fukushima’s nuclear wastelands as they’re culled for attacking people

Global Research (Helen Caldicott) – Fukushima Radiation, What Prospects for Humanity

The Mind Unleashed347 Bee Species Dangerously Close to Extinction

Zero HedgeCourt Docs Reveal Monsanto Colluded With EPA To Prove Roundup Does Not Cause Cancer

The Economic CollapseThe Global Famine Begins: UN Announces That The Worst Food Crisis Since World War II Is Happening Right Now

Is Something Strange Happening Inside The Earth?

ExpressWeaponised black hole? Texas town terrorised – portal opens over secret Army research base

ARRLHAARP Goes Classical During New Experimental Campaign

Updates on old news…

Lawrence Livermore National LaboratoryPhysicist declassifies rescued nuclear test films

Fellowship of the MindsObama’s Kenyan birth certificate posted online by his half-brother Malik

Collective EvolutionThe FBI Just Released New & Never Before Seen Photos of 9/11 Pentagon Wreckage

Unicorn RiotRoots of Iran-Contra Crisis Found in Recording of Airport Attack Plan

MuckrockAs CIA Director, George Bush waffled on promise to not destroy records of Agency’s illegal activities

The FBI and the mysterious death of “God’s Banker”

Lucifer’s banker now burning in hell…

Veterans Today (Kevin Barrett) – David Rockefeller dies — link to JFK assassination exposed!

For more, see Morgan Reynolds at No More Games: The Assassination of JFK, 9/11 and David Rockefeller

News time warp…

RTRevolution begins: Mass protests, bloody uprising & Tsar abdicates (#1917LIVE coverage)

Government AtticNational Security Agency (NSA) listing of all Automated Document Management System (ADMS) documents identified with a date field [oldest] up to 31- December -1929

Fukushima teetering… D.C. Skullduggery… POTUS ranting & raving… much, much more…

…among our headlines of interest for February, 2017…

The top story of the month has been largely obscured by drama of D.C., but of dire consequence – with the potential to displace tens of millions in Japan, and to further poison the Pacific Ocean – Fukushima Daiichi Unit 2 is teetering on the brink of catastrophe…

Science AlertRadiation levels in the Fukushima reactor are soaring unexpectedly

RTRecord high fatal radiation levels, hole in reactor detected at crippled Fukushima nuclear facility

PhysOrg‘Scorpion’ robot mission inside Fukushima reactor aborted

ENENews“Emergency measures” taken at Fukushima plant after “unexpected dents” found on reactor building floor — Situation “much worse than expected” — Experts: It’s like a “burning house”… “I was shocked” by outcome… “Streaming of radiation” may be underway

Expert: “Potential Global Catastrophe” from Fukushima Unit 2 highly radioactive fuel… Reactor could be destroyed, “making Tokyo area uninhabitable”… This is “most dreaded” scenario — Already “partially liquefying” below reactors

Nuke Experts: Fukushima plant must be entombed like Chernobyl — Reactors will remain a threat to world “for the rest of time” — “Humanly impossible” to clean up due to shockingly high radiation levels

Scientists fear Fukushima radiation hitting US to worsen… “A lot of people are very concerned” — Experts: Billions are being exposed… Reactors “will continue to pour water into Pacific for the rest of time”

To the D.C. skullduggery… Target: Trump…

Wayne Madsen ReportFebruary 27-28, 2017 — A “CIA within the CIA” battles against Trump

Even before he was inaugurated on January 20, President Trump faced a virtual “CIA within the CIA” that is bound and determined to derail his intelligence and foreign policy agendas. Past presidents have faced opposition from the Central Intelligence Agency — John F. Kennedy, Richard Nixon, and Jimmy Carter are prime examples — but the opposition was sub rosa and not out in the open as it is today.

A number of former CIA officers have taken to CNN and MS-NBC to voice their opinions that Trump is a threat to U.S. national security. In addition to venting their own spleens about Trump, they are publicly airing the views of hundreds of their former colleagues currently serving within the CIA.

The conventional punditry in Washington is stressing, without evidence, that Trump’s presidential campaign was helped by “Russian intelligence officials.” A dodgy British memorandum, created by a former MI-6 spook named Christopher Steele, and embellished by the Jeb Bush campaign, which hired him to dig up dirt on Trump, is being used as “proof” of Russian interfered in the U.S. election. However, what is being overlooked is that “Russian intelligence” may be a substitute for “Russian-Israeli mafia.” The Russian-Israeli oligarchs, many of whom are exiled in Britain, Switzerland, and Israel, have no love for Trump and his previous pro-Russian views.

It recently emerged that Ukrainian parliament member Andrey Artemenko met in January with Trump’s personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, to deliver a proposal that would have “leased” Crimea to Russia for 100 years in exchange for a pullout of Russian troops in eastern Ukraine. The “peace plan” appears to have been a red herring since there is no documented evidence of regular Russian troops in eastern Ukraine. Artemenko is a shady figure who has been involved with the scandal-plagued Federation of International Football Association (FIFA) and who is a member of the party of the corrupt former Ukrainian prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko.

It was Tymoshenko’s criminal conviction and imprisonment by the government of president Viktor Yanukovych that helped propel the “Euromaidan” revolution and coup that drove Yanukovych into exile in Russia. Artemenko is also close to the former Ukrainian boxer Vitali Klitschko, the current mayor of Kiev, who recently attended the Munich Security Conference along with Vice President Mike Pence, Defense Secretary James Mattis, and such anti-Russian U.S. delegates as Senators John McCain, Lindsey Graham, neocon Robert Kagan, and Kagan’s wife Victoria Nuland, the chief architect of the Euromaidan revolution. At Munich, where the CIA was working overtime to cultivate new relationships and reinforce older ones, the plotters of neo-Cold War intrigue in Ukraine were all present. The CIA would have known about Klitschko’s ties to Artemenko and Artemenko’s meeting on the Ukraine peace deal with Trump’s lawyer Cohen.

Trump, who has surrounded himself with shady characters like Stephen Bannon, Stephen Miller, and Hungarian-American fascist Sebastian Gorka, may not be a “puppet” of Russian President Vladimir Putin, as alleged by detractors. Instead, Trump appears to be an unwitting stooge of the Russian-Israeli mafia that wants a green light to depose Putin and replace him with one of their own, someone, for example, like Mikhail Khodorkovsky.

Khodorkovsky, now in exile, is leading the Russian-Israeli oligarchs in their attempt to undermine Putin. International hedge fund tycoon George Soros was also in Munich, rubbing shoulders with Klitschko and his own puppet, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko. The intrigue on display in Munich may be complicated, but the end result may be a two-for-one deal for the Russian-Israeli gangsters: the overthrow of Putin and the impeachment of Trump. The result would be a Russian president who would complete the privatization of Russian industry and infrastructure to benefit the exiled mafia oligarchs and a committed “Christian Zionist,” Pence, in the Oval Office…

As delegates were packing up to leave Munich, there was another interesting development in nearby Vienna. An Austrian appeals court approved the extradition to the United States of Ukrainian oligarch Dmytro Firtash where he faces corruption charges. After the Euromaidan coup in 2014, Firtash was arrested by Austrian police on an FBI warrant. Firtash was a close political ally of Yanukovych. Trump’s former campaign manager Paul Manafort was a business partner of Firtash. In 2008, Manafort and Firtash were part of a business team that sought to buy Manhattan’s Drake Hotel and demolish it to make way for a new skyscraper called the Bulgari Tower, a deal that may have involved the Trump Organization. The Drake deal involved another Trump adviser, Richard Gates. While she was prime minister, Tymoshenko sued Firtash over the Drake deal. Now, an ally of Tymoshenko, Artemenko, has his fingerprints on a Ukrainian peace plan shopped to Trump’s lawyer Cohen…

Also in Munich with Pence, Mattis, Kagan, and Nuland was Ukrainian oligarch Viktor Pinchuk, who gave the Trump Foundation $150,000 for a Trump video speech to Pinchuk’s Yalta European Strategy (YES) annual meeting in Ukraine in 2015. Pinchuk, a friend of John McCain, is close to both Poroshenko and Soros and a vocal opponent of Putin.

No one is clean in these machinations but they could very well serve as a basis to impeach Trump under the emolument clause of the U.S. Constitution, which makes any personal profit by the president based on foreign links an impeachable offense.

There are forces within the CIA — the “CIA within the CIA” — that want a return to the days of Boris Yeltsin, when everything and everyone in Russia was for sale and Russia gladly followed the diktats from the World Bank and International Monetary Fund. Two things stand in their way, Putin and the Putin-admiring Trump, the latter not seeming to want to “get with the program” of returning to the status quo ante in U.S.-Russian relations…

An intelligence game is now being played out by Langley and it involves unsavory mafiosi in Ukraine, London, and Langley, Virginia. In essence, a “CIA within the CIA” is attempting to stage a “soft coup” in the United States and they have a number of willing accomplices in the media and within Mr. Trump’s own inner circle.

Among the mafiosi is Felix Sater, one who has done business with both Trump and the CIA. The latter however is not acknowledged here…

New York TimesA Back-Channel Plan for Ukraine and Russia, Courtesy of Trump Associates

Or here…

Talking Points MemoA Big Shoe Just Dropped

For the other shoe, we must go here…

Miami Herald (Sept. 8, 2012) – Strange bedfellows: Swindler, Stinger-missile brokers, the CIA

It is of note, then, for all of the Rocky and Bullwinckle Show that is the mainstream media covering Trump’s alleged ties to Russia – ultimately inconclusive, relying on anonymous, dubious official sources – the one tangible lead that could give the story legs is ignored. Precisely, because it bites the CIA. But this is par for the course and nothing new…

Washington’s BlogNewly-Declassified Documents Show that a Senior CIA Agent and Deputy Director of the Directorate of Intelligence Worked Closely with Owners and Journalists with Many of the Largest Media Outlets

VoltairenetAnti-Donald Trump: war propaganda by Thierry Meyssan

The first casualty sustained by the Trump administration…

Intelligence OnlineMike Flynn, the security kingpin accused of being Moscow’s eyes and ears

His fall was preceded by CIA Pompeo locking out of Flynn aide Robin Townley…

Politico (Feb. 10) – CIA freezes out top Flynn aide

Disinfo alert – the following is a Sorcha Faal joint, and follows “her” modus operandi: some of the dots are real (the Townley story and Treasury’s Feb. 13 issuing of sanctions against Venezuela’s Tareck El Aissami and Samark Lopez Bello) , but the dotted lines connecting them are questionable, and the conclusion – that Flynn and Townley are now at the State department’s Bureau of Intelligence and Research (INR) – unsubstantiated and doubtful, given that an Obama holdover Daniel B. Smith remains at INR…

Impious DigestTrump “Shadow Move” Of General Michael Flynn To Feared Spy Agency Rattles Russia

Putting these events within a larger context (albeit citing Sorcha Faal without qualification), is Larry Chin at…

Global ResearchTrump’s World of Intrigue: Twists and Turns of the Michael Flynn Resignation

Daily CallerIn Final Interview, Defiant Flynn Insists He Crossed No Lines, Leakers Must Be Prosecuted

With focus devoted to Flynn’s Russian contacts, questions are unasked about his Turkish contacts, including president Erdoğan’s cousin Hilal Mutlu. See the Nov. 16, 2016 Daily Caller: Trump Adviser Recently Met With Relative Of Turkey’s President

Moreover, it is on account of Flynn’s speaking out against longtime CIA asset Fethullah Gülen, particularly in a Nov. 8 op-ed at The Hill, where he accepts Erdoğan’s contention that Gülenists were behind the July 15 coup attempt, that the wrath of Langley has been meted out upon him, as David Goldman writes…

PJ MediaThe CIA Really Is Out to Get General Flynn

Erdoğan poses a dilemma for the Trump administration, which is poised to declare the Muslim Brotherhood a terrorist organization – one with which Erdoğan is allied. Trump’s “general reactions were positive,” however, to Erdoğan’s requests for extradition of Gülen and for ceasing support of Syrian Kurds, in a call just prior to DCI Pompeo’s visit to Turkey on February 9th…

Washington PostCIA chief to visit Turkey in sign of improving ties with US

Haber TurkPompeo, MİT Müsteşarı Fidan ile bir araya geldi

Sabotaging the negotiations? -McCain visits Erdoğan after traveling to to Saudi Arabia and stopping in Kurdish-controlled NE Syria over weekend of Feb. 18…

Wall Street Journal (also Zero Hedge) – John McCain Makes Secret Trip to Syria in Midst of U.S. Assessment

McCain, a loose cannon that should be muzzled…

American MirrorAUDIO: John McCain shares insider info with prankster posing as Ukrainian PM

Before acting AG Sally Yates had been fired for failing to enforce immigration ban…

WaPoJustice Department warned White House that Flynn could be vulnerable to Russian blackmail, officials say

Manafort and Stone deny allegations of…

New York TimesTrump Campaign Aides Had Repeated Contacts With Russian Intelligence

Washington Free BeaconFormer Obama Officials, Loyalists Waged Secret Campaign to Oust Flynn

Hillary gets some schadenfreude…

Zero HedgeHillary Trolls Michael Flynn On Twitter With PizzaGate Reference – re-tweeting…

“Dear Mike Flynn & Mike Flynn Jr., What goes around COMETS around. And given your pizza obsession…”

Bloomberg (Eli Lake) – The Political Assassination of Michael Flynn

American EverymanThe Edge of Treason: The CIA Waging War Against American President for Threatening to Restructure Their BIG CLUB

Handed out like a pedophile’s lure…

@realDonaldTrumpThe real scandal here is that classified information is illegally given out by “intelligence” like candy. Very un-American!

Intelligence community responds…

InfowarsFormer NSA Analyst: Intel Community Vows Trump Will “Die in Jail”

Or elsewhere?…

Palm Beach PostFeds: 12 planes violated Trump air space over weekend

Leaks going not just to the press, but to Al Qaeda?…

American SpectatorDid Democrats Aid and Abet Terrorists Seeking American Secrets?

Liberally ConservativeTreason At State Department – Obama Leftovers Out Navy Seals in Yemen  – citing…

Daily CallerHouse Intelligence, Foreign Affairs Committee Members Compromised By Rogue IT Staff

House Dem IT Guys In Security Probe Secretly Took $100K In Iraqi Money

George Webb, in his ongoing Where is Eric Braverman? Youtube series, address the Awan brothers, beginning at Day 127 et seq.

Mint Press NewsRex Tillerson Purges Remnants Of “Shadow Govt” At State Department

IndependentTrump missed his main target in Yemen raid that killed 30 civilians and one US Navy SEAL

ABC News (AP) – US Releases Video From Yemen Raid but Footage Is Dated

WhoWhatWhy (Peter Dale Scott) – Donald J. Trump and the Deep State, Part 1, Part 2

Medium (Nafeez Ahmed) – How the Trump regime was manufactured by a war inside the Deep State

Strategic-Culture (Wayne Madsen) – The Three Trump Administrations

TomDispatch (Rebecca Gordon) – The Enemies of Our Enemy Are Not Our Friends

When they get their way, the doomsday clock inches closer to midnight…

AFP (via Yahoo) – Trump’s Russia reset on hold as White House adds anti-Moscow hawks

World Socialist Web SiteAppointment of “Warrior-Scholar” McMaster signals intensification of anti-Russia confrontation

Politico (April 14, 2016) – The Secret U.S. Army Study That Targets Moscow

Steve Bannon instrumental in ousting Tillerson’s pick for deputy Secretary of State, neocon Iran-Contra convict Elliot Abrams…

N.Y. PostRex Tillerson and Trump clash over State Department deputy

APSenior Trump appointee fired after critical comments

Penny for your thoughtsFlynn’s Ouster Planned? Robert Harward (Attack Iran?) Frontrunner

Harward, 60, is now the chief executive officer for Lockheed Martin United Arab Emirates.

As noted in our Feb. 3 edition, DNI Dan Coats was a lobbyist for Lockheed, and likely was instrumental in UAE purchase of F-22s. Regardless, however, Harward declined the offer…

ABC NewsHarward turns Trump down for national security adviser job

FOX NewsPentagon strikes new F-35 deal with Lockheed after Trump involvement

Alert 5 (Las Vegas Review-Journal) – Aggressors managed to ‘shot’ down 1 F-35A at Red Flag 17-01

Breaking DefenseAir Force Adds Pacific To F-35s’ Foreign Deployments

AviationistGigantic U.S. Global Hawk drone could be tracked online while flying 21-hour mission over Libya

Indian Ocean NewsletterNairobi sends Team-A to Washington to save armaments contract

BreitbartLawmakers to Request Probe of $418M Arms Sale to Kenya on Obama’s Last Day

NewsbudA Distillation of DOD Funding Priorities for January 2017

Our hopes that Trump would not be so friendly to the Saudis are dashed…

Washington TimesTrump to approve weapons packages to Saudi Arabia, Bahrain blocked by Obama

21st Century WireSTOCKHOLM STUDY: US & Europe Top Arms Trade Globally – Saudi Arabia’s Weapons Imports Skyrocket Over 200 Percent

Reuters – Saudi Plane strike hits Yemen mourners, killing 9 women, 1 child: residents

IndependentCIA awards Saudi crown prince with medal for counter-terrorism work

In spite of his shortcomings, let us give him this: The Donald tells it like it is…

The original deleted for excessive harshness? – as snagged by Zero Hedge

The FAKE NEWS media (failing @nytimes, @CNN, @NBCNews and many more)  is not my enemy, it is the enemy of the American people. SICK!

Alleluia! Our “ranting and raving” president has answered the call of the furious “SPIT IN THEIR FACES” tirade of KRZOG in June, 2008.

Has a president ever spoken such ugly truth to the American people?…

N.Y. PostTrump defends ‘killer’ Putin: ‘You think our country’s so innocent?’

Practically channeling Noam Chomsky, at FOX Sports (Youtube)…

O’Reilly: …Putin’s a killer!

Trump: A lot of killers, we’ve got a lot of killers. What, you think our country’s so innocent? [directly] You think our country’s so innocent?

O’Reilly: But I don’t know of any government leaders that are killers…

Trump: Wellll, take a look at what we’ve done too; we’ve made a lot of mistakes. I’ve been against the war in Iraq from the beginning…

O’Reilly: -mistakes are different then…

Trump: A lot of mistakes, a lot of people were killed, OK? A lot of killers around, believe me.

Indeed, we are not so innocent, up to the present…

XymphoraAssassination is insensitive

Foreign PolicyThe United States Used Depleted Uranium in Syria

Penny for your thoughtsUS Airstrikes Cut Water Supply In Raqqa

American Everyman (RT) – Turkish Head of Red Crescent (R.C.) Says US Responsible for Attack on Syrian R.C. Headquarters in Aleppo

Military TimesThe U.S. military’s stats on deadly airstrikes are wrong. Thousands have gone unreported

Bureau of Investigative JournalismUS strikes in Afghanistan Afghan airstrikes killed and injured record number of civilians in 2016

The New Arab (citing Süddeutsche Zeitung) – Saudi Arabia ‘ready to send ground troops’ to Syria

Alert 5 (Navy.mil) – George H.W. Bush CSG conducts air strikes against ISIL

Al Masdar NewsBallistic missile strikes Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

New ArabRiyadh military base ‘targeted’ by Houthi rebel missile strike

PressTVIRGC begins major phase of defense drills in Iran’s Semnan

DEBKAfileTrump: New Iran sanctions, USS Cole to Red Sea

BreitbartArabian Gulf War Games

BloombergIran Carries Out New Missile Tests After Trump Imposes Sanctions

Ron Paul institutePre-Emptive Attack Iran Bill Active in US House

ReutersIn call with Putin, Trump denounced Obama-era nuclear arms treaty – sources

In spite of the sabre-rattling and bull in the China shop diplomacy, can we take solace that there are peaceniks in the Pentagon?…

WaPoPentagon chief advocates restraint in response to Iran, China

Zero HedgePentagon Chief’s Ultimatum To NATO: “Boost Military Spending Or The U.S. Will Cut Its Support”

ThereAreNoSunglasses (Tolo) – Russia Hosting 6-Nation Attempt To Jump-start Peace Talks w/Out Inviting US

(Al Jazeera) – Russia’s new game in Afghanistan

Are the Taliban the “Hand of Russia in Afghanistan”?

AxiosRussian diplomats keep dying unexpectedly

AFP (via Yahoo) – Putin critic leaves Russia for treatment after ‘poisoning’

Un takes out brother Nam?…

Zero HedgeKim Jong Nam Assassination Caught On Tape

Wall Street JournalHigh Dose of VX Nerve Agent Killed Kim Jong Nam Within 20 Minutes

IntelNewsObservers speak of uncertainty as North Korean leader fires spy chief

ReutersNew nuclear-capable missile test a success, North Korea says

Alert 5 (KCNA) – Images of Pukguksong-2

KBS World RadioS. Korea, US Agree N. Korea at Final Stage of Nuclear Armament

S. Korean Military Mulls Show of Force against N. Korea

ArirangS. Korea-U.S. military exercises to incorporate pre-emptive strike operations

N.Y. TimesTrump Administration Cancels Back-Channel Talks With North Korea

BloombergChina Message to Trump With North Korea Coal Ban: Let’s Deal

NBC NewsUS Aircraft Carrier, Warplanes and Destroyer Begin ‘Routine Operations’ in South China Sea

APNew Chinese missile makes latest appearance in drills

FOX NewsRussia sends spy ship near US coast, deploys banned missiles at home, officials say

Fort Russ (translating Sputnik France) – US spy drone studies the Donbass frontline

(translating Русской Весны) – Ukraine has bombarded 14 Donbass towns 706 times in 24 hours – Basurin

TheDuranLugansk Colonel Oleg Anashchenko is the latest assassination victim in Donbass

VoltairenetRussia recognizes the governments of Donbass and Lougansk

RTUS tanks, infantry fighting vehicles arrive in Estonia amid NATO buildup on Russian borders

US guided missile cruiser visits Estonian port

ABC NewsRussian aircraft buzzed US Navy ship 3 times in a day – in the Black Sea

Al Monitor‘Spying imams’ spark new crisis between Europe, Turkey

Jewish lawmakers rip Trump over two-state walkback

Middle East ObserverAssad tells Belgian reporter Belgium & EU merely obey ‘US master’ on Syria

Consortium NewsTulsi Gabbard vs. ‘Regime Change’ Wars

AntiwarCivilians Flee Heavy Fighting in Mosul; 223 Killed in Iraq

ReutersIraqi forces wage psychological war with jihadist corpses

In Brazil…

MirrorBloodthirsty mob takes over city’s streets leaving trail of death and rape after police go on strike

Bolivia next?…

XinhuaBolivia seizes arsenal of weapons from U.S.

Columbia ReportsPEACE IS OVER: Colombia’s paramilitaries embark on full-blown terror campaign

Democracy NowFormer CIA Officer Arrested in Portugal for Kidnapping Cleric

ABC NewsTrump administration withdrew legal memo that found ‘ample legal justification’ to halt Dakota Access pipeline

Zero HedgeDHS Suspends “All Actions” On Trump Travel Ban, Reverses Visa Cancelation; Vows To Fight

It’s Going DownHighly Militarized ICE Raids on California’s Central Coast

Concerning Republican governors’ strategy against Obama’s executive orders on immigration…

Evansville Courier-JournalMike Pence’s redacted emails could head to Indiana Supreme Court

PolizetteSoros Fingerprints All Over Anti-Trump Lawsuits

BreitbartRecords: Soros Fund Execs Funded Paul Ryan, Marco Rubio, Jeb Bush, John McCain, John Kasich, Lindsey Graham in 2016

Daily Signal‘Indivisible,’ With Ties to George Soros, Sows Division Against Trump, GOP Lawmakers

Washington Free BeaconTown Hall Project Founded By Former Clinton Staffer

FIREFirst National Survey of ‘Bias Response Teams’ Reveals Growing Threat to Campus Free Speech

Obama = POTUS Gladio, the “stay behind” president…

N.Y. PostHow Obama is scheming to sabotage Trump’s presidency

(citing Guardian op-ed co-author Rasmea Yousef Odeh) – Meet the terrorist behind the next women’s march

Haute MacabreW.I.T.C.H. PDX: Portland Brings Back The Women’s International Terrorist Conspiracy from Hell

Zero HedgeInside The Black Bloc: “We’re Gonna Shut It Down… Whatever It Takes”

Wall Street JournalNew Wave of Anti-Semitic Threats Rattle U.S.

AlternetHere Comes the Police State: New Laws Aim for Brutal Crackdown on Protest

SHTFPlanArmy Preps for Urban Warfare in MegaCities: “Mass Migration, Disaster and Inner-City Turmoil”

Washington TimesPentagon plans full-scale demo of TERN; ‘high-endurance’ drones will blanket globe

Intelligence OnlinePeter Thiel has big GEOINT 2.0 plans

Thiel carves niche in US intelligence imagery

GuardianBoston Dynamics unveils ‘nightmare-inducing’ hybrid robot

New York (Bruce Schneier) – Click Here to Kill Everyone

CryptomeSchneier’s Internet Security Agency – bad idea because we don’t know what it will do

TechdirtAmazon AWS S3 outage is breaking things for a lot of websites and apps

ReutersU.S. Homeland Security employees locked out of computer networks: sources

NSA contractor indicted over mammoth theft of classified data

Daily SheepleThe Mystery Of Wikileaks’ Cryptic “Vault 7”: Do You Know What This Means?

WikiLeaksCIA espionage orders for the 2012 French presidential election

ScoutThe Rise of the Weaponized AI Propaganda Machine

AtlanticThe Mark Zuckerberg Manifesto Is a Blueprint for Destroying Journalism

Free Thought ProjectLeaked Docs Expose Media Matters Conspiring with Facebook & Google to Censor Alternative Media

Would they censor this?…

Wayne Madsen ReportFebruary 17-20, 2017 — Labor pick Acosta part of Epstein-Trump underage sex crime cover-up

Alexander Acosta, President Trump’s pick to replace failed nominee Andrew Puzder as Labor Secretary, has his own political baggage stemming from his actions as U.S. Attorney for Southern Florida in the sweetheart plea deal involving billionaire pederast Jeffrey Epstein. Acosta agreed to a rather unprecedented non-prosecution agreement (NPA) struck with Epstein and his attorneys on October 30, 2007 that saw the federal government waive any future prosecution of Epstein or any of his associates named or unnamed by underage female sexual abuse victims of Epstein. Epstein pleaded guilty to one state of Florida charge of soliciting prostitution from a 14-year old girl.

Although Acosta later mildly criticized the plea deal in an open letter he write in 2011, he did not respond to WMR’s request in January 2015 for an interview on the civil case in which four of Epstein’s victims sued the U.S. government, claiming that the NPA violated their rights under the Crime Victims’ Rights Act. The victims, who are now adults, claimed that the federal government’s NPA with Epstein violated the 2004 CVRA. Acosta was clearly aiming to protect Epstein’s high-powered friends, including the person who just nominated him as Labor Secretary. Acosta’s letter states: “Our judgment in this [Epstein] case, based on the evidence known at the time, was that it was better to have a billionaire serve time in jail, register as a sex offender, and pay his victims restitution than risk a trial with a reduced likelihood of success.” Epstein’s 13-month “jail time” included the stipulation that he only had to stay in prison in the evening and was free to leave during the day. The Palm Beach Police Department was outraged by Epstein’s plea deal.

The NPA was signed on behalf of Acosta by A. Marie Villafana, the then-Assistant U.S. Attorney for Southern Florida who later became the U.S. Attorney under Attorney General Eric Holder. The plea deal with Epstein was concluded after the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Miami and the FBI investigated Epstein separately from the investigation conducted by the Palm Beach County Police Department and the Florida State Attorney’s Office.  The deal cut between Acosta and Villafana and the state of Florida, which was then under the governorship of Republican Governor Charlie Crist and Republican Attorney-General Bill McCollum stated that the federal government would defer to Florida on the prosecution of Epstein. Acosta went on to become the dean of the law school of Florida International University in Miami.

Flight manifests of Epstein’s Gulfstream jet and Boeing 727 indicate that Epstein’s passengers included a mix of underage sex traffic victims and some of the world’s most powerful politicians and businessmen. These include Bill Clinton, Harvard law professor Alan Dershowitz, former Treasury Secretary Larry Summers, Chicago Pritzker family chieftain and Hyatt Hotels executive chairman Thomas Pritzker (the first cousin of President Obama’s Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker), and failed Palm Beach mayoral candidate Gerry Goldsmith. Underage passengers included on the manifest include Virginia Roberts and Cindy Lopez and others listed by their first names: Colleen, Tatianna, Margarita, Carolina, Lisa, Margaret, Dana, Julie, and Jessica. Epstein’s two major “procurers” of underage girls are also frequent flyers on Epstein’s “Pederast Airlines” — Ghislaine Maxwell, the daughter of the late publishing tycoon and Mossad asset Robert Maxwell, and Sarah Kellen (now Sarah Kensington), the girlfriend of NASCAR driver Brian Vickers. Up to 40 women were identified as being the victims of sexual abuse by Epstein. Court records indicate the number may be higher with one reference to a Jane Doe 103.

In a later lawsuit filed on September 26, 2016 by another Jane Doe, identified as Katie Johnson, it is alleged that there were three additional underage victims of Epstein — as well as Donald Trump — in 1994. They are Jane Doe (Johnson), Joan Doe, and Maria, the latter a 12-year old girl who Jane, Joan, and a third witness, Tiffany Doe, allege may have been “disappeared” by Trump after he sexually assaulted and raped her at the Wexner Mansion in Manhattan.

Epstein pleaded the Fifth Amendment when asked by FBI agents, “Have you ever socialized with Donald Trump in the presence of females under the age of 18?” Epstein also took the Fifth when the FBI asked him: “Have you ever socialized with Bill Clinton in the presence of females under the age of 18?” Fourteen private phone numbers for Trump and members of his family, including his media-shy brother Robert Trump, Robert’s wife Blaine Trump, Donald Trump ex-wife Ivana Trump, and Donald Trump’s daughter Ivanka Trump, are found in Epstein’s address book. [image]

The Senate Labor Committee has an opportunity to ask Acosta about the Epstein plea deal during his confirmation hearing. However, do not expect committee chairman Senator Lamar Alexander (R-TN) to proceed down such a road of inquiry. Alexander’s chief of staff, Ryan Loskarn, was arrested at his Washington, DC home in December 13 and found with an entire computer hard disk full of child pornographic videos and photos. Loskarn, who was remanded to his Maryland parents’ custody while awaiting arraignment in federal court in Washington, was found hanging in his parents’ basement in January 2014. The cause of death was determined, without a full autopsy, to have been suicide.

APTrump vows to fight ‘epidemic’ of human trafficking

Wayne Madsen’s comment: Trump should start his anti-trafficking campaign by seizing Jeffrey Epstein’s planes and Little St James Island. But then, Jeff may release the pics, audio & video of the Wexner mansion from 1994.

Tallahassee Democrat12 arrested in high-profile sex sting

One, Michael Chmielewski, was the manager of the Florida House of Representatives page and messenger program who oversaw hundreds of teenagers each legislative session since he was hired in 2012…

In another Florida case, Timothy Sedlak had kiddie porn on his computer and was attempting to access the Clinton Foundation computer network…

ReutersFlorida man pleads guilty in attempted hacking of Clinton Foundation

WaPoDoug Coe, spiritual power broker who convened National Prayer Breakfast, dies at 88

TheIndyChannelTrump administration has draft of Indiana-like RFRA executive order

N.Y. TimesSteve Bannon Carries Battles to Another Influential Hub: The Vatican

See also the Nov. 18, 2016 Church Militant: Trump Chief Strategist Steve Bannon: Church Militant Must Combat ‘New Dark Age’

Of all things, this – if not more fake news – should earn Trump his impeachment…

TelegraphUnited States could become an ‘associate member’ of the Commonwealth

Free Thought Project – (Wall Street Journal) – Rothschild Bank Now Under Criminal Investigation Over Missing $4 Billion in Global Corruption Probe

Pablo Escobar’s Son Reveals His Dad “Worked for the CIA Selling Cocaine”

ReutersBig U.S. banks to push for easing of money laundering rules

The Local.deGermany moves 100 tonnes of its gold from New York to Frankfurt

OilPrice.comMafia, Guns And Clans: The Big Libyan Oil Heist

Zero HedgeRiot Police And Humvees Move In To Remove Last Remaining Standing Rock Protesters

Daily MailExposed: How world leaders were duped into investing billions over manipulated global warming data

Sacramento BeeWater gushes at California’s Lake Oroville dam

Oroville Mercury RegisterFEMA stages at Air Force base, ready to help in Oroville

Barents Observer (citing IRSN) – Radioactive Iodine over Europe first measured in Finnmark

AviationistU.S. Air Force deploys WC-135 nuclear sniffer aircraft to UK as spike of radioactive Iodine levels is detected in Europe

EcoWatch (Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.) – Yale University Study Shows Association Between Vaccines and Brain Disorders

Natural NewsExhaustive RAND Corporation review of vaccine side effects finds strong evidence that vaccines cause Guillain-Barre Syndrome, myalgia, seizures, meningitis, encephalitis and more

Updates on old news…

James FetzerSandy Hook: Wolfgang Halbig gains the right of discover because of Lenny’s “no show” in court

Trance-Formation (Cathy O’Brien) – PIZZAGATE, Child trafficking, and MK Ultra

Blacklisted News (1/22/15 Gawker) – Theory: Gawker shut down by PETER THEIL because they published BILL CLINTON and JEFFREY EPSTEIN flight logs

Daily MailSir Edward Heath WAS a paedophile, says police chief: Astonishing claim is made that the former PM is guilty of vile crimes ‘covered up by the Establishment’

Moon of AlabamaThe “Blind Sheik” And The CIA – Media Bury U.S. Support For Radical Islamism

28 PagesSaudi Lobbyists Recruiting Veterans to Kill 9/11 Lawsuit

13 October 1952…

UFO Chronicles –  CIA Memo on ‘Flying Saucers’

TelegraphHundreds of ancient earthworks resembling Stonehenge found in Amazon rainforest

Space.comDiscovery of 7 Earth-Size Exoplanets a ‘Giant Leap’ Forward in Alien-Life Hunt

 

First Fortnight of POTUS 45

…among our headlines of interest, January into February 2017…

As Donald J. Trump assumes the presidency of the United States, let us revisit his first public reaction to some old news…

Fox5NY (Youtube) – Donald Trump Calls Into WWOR/UPN 9 News on 9/11 – of special note is the discussion at 5:13 in the video of the structural factors relating to the total destruction of World Trade Center towers 1 & 2. Trump suggests that the planes must have been loaded with something more than momentum and jet fuel to have A. penetrated the buildings and B. caused their collapse. One gets the impression that he might have signed up with Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth.

Trump had on the campaign trail made frequent reference to the then classified 28 pages of the 2002 congressional investigation of 9/11, wherein the role of the Saudi regime providing support for the attacks is examined…

Blacklisted News (Eric Zuesse) – Al Qaeda Funded by Royal Sauds, U.S. Gov’t. Documents

Since the partial declassification of the chapter, and with the passage of the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act (JASTA), the Saudis have been scrambling to improve their PR and to challenge the 9/11 suits coming as a result of the act. One of the law firms contracted to represent the regime in the JASTA cases is King & Spalding (The Hill). It turns out that Trump’s choice for Director of National Intelligence (DNI), Indiana Senator Dan Coats, had previously worked for King & Spalding as co-president of governmental relations (Intelligence Online), and who a “King & Spalding news release once touted to clients as a leading member of its team of ‘Washington insiders'” (as noted in a now deleted Matt Tully op-ed from the Indianapolis Star, preserved at the late Gary Welsh blog, Advance Indiana). Following his stint as ambassador to Germany in 2005, Coats was with King & Spalding up until his successful 2010 run for the Senate, where he served one term, without running again in 2016 (AP). With King & Spalding, Coats lobbied for funding Saudi industrial training programs in 2009 on behalf of the Festo Corporation (N.Y. Times, pg. 6) and for Lockheed Martin on a variety of issues including provisions pertaining to Foreign Sales Corporation taxation, Export control and International Taxation issues, along with the F-22 multi-year program (ibid, pgs. 8/9). Weapons sales to Arab nations were something of an issue at the time that Coats was lobbying (7/30/07 CBS News) and Coats evidently persuaded some of his former and future Senate colleagues to lift the export ban of the F-22 (9/10/09 Reuters). His efforts paid off for Lockheed – 4/30/12  Defensetech: F-22s Are Back in the Middle East.

Amidst this backdrop, consider this evasively direct statement on Saudi Arabia in Trump’s Jan. 26 interview on FOX News

HANNITY: Do you trust the Saudis? Over the years, I would argue they’ve been very duplicitous.

TRUMP: Yes. I don’t want to tell you about that. I don’t like talking about how I feel about people because I don’t want to be put in that position. I hope I get along with everybody. But it’s possible I won’t.  A lot of money is being spent from certain countries on radicalizing people. I don’t like that. I don’t like that.

He doesn’t want to talk about it, but between the lines the message is clear – he doesn’t like the Saudi regime arming jihadists and funding Wahhabi madrassas around the world. 9/11 is perhaps deeper behind the lines of his veiled threat. Not that the Saudis are alone in culpability for the attacks, but their role is made clear in the 28 pages, including the still redacted passages which presumably Trump can now read for himself. One of the Saudi royals implicated is Prince Bandar, who was close enough to the Bush family to be nick-named “Bandar Bush” – see WxxxNews: Of Riggs, Bandar and Bush on this relationship.

Although it might be said that Donald Trump effectively hi-jacked the Republican Party through his populist campaign and victories in the primaries, RNC convention, and general election, becoming POTUS 45 itself could not be done without the aid of certain Republican insiders, not least of which is the Vice President, Mike Pence, and the pick for DNI which likely was made in order to satisfy Pence. As we note above, however, Dan Coats will have back-channels to one of the law firms which is representing the Saudis in the 9/11 suits, and perhaps to the Saudis themselves. These may be used to Trump’s advantage against the Saudis, but they could also be a viaduct for sabotaging such efforts.

It cannot go without saying moreover that Trump himself has his own vested interest in “getting along” with the Saudi royals, so long as they remain in power. This is being raised as to why Saudi Arabia (from which the majority of 9/11 hi-jackers were nationals) has not been included on Trump’s immigration ban list…

FortuneThese Countries with Business Links to Trump Aren’t Part of His Immigration Ban

As it is, the readout of the first official communication between POTUS 45 and King Salman (White House) does not tell us as much as does this…

UPIState Dept. approves $525 million aerostat sale to Saudi Arabia

Keep an eye on how Lockheed fares against others, e.g. Boeing, as the Trump administration proceeds…

USNI NewsMattis Orders Comparison Review of F-35C and Advanced Super Hornet

Zero HedgeTrump Strikes Deal With Lockheed, Asks “Where Was The Outrage When Jobs Were Fleeing”

In other news, it has been a tumultuous first fortnight of the Trump presidency…

The battle of D.C. – some blood, property destruction, but no fatalities (see also the Feb. 1 battle of Berkeley below)…

ReutersViolence flares in Washington during Trump inauguration

CNSNewsVIDEO: Anti-Trump Protestors Vandalize Businesses, Cars, Kiosks in D.C.

WJLALimo set on fire during Inauguration Day protests in D.C.

It’s Going Down#DISRUPTJ20 Report Back: The Logan Circle Black Bloc

AlternetWATCH: White Nationalist Richard Spencer Sucker-Punched in the Face During Trump Inauguration

@FuxNetYou think only the right has guns & knows how to use them? Y’all in for a big surprise.

Gateway PunditLeft-Wing Domestic Terrorist Charged with Conspiracy for Plotting Attacks on DeploraBall

CBS NewsMost protesters arrested on Inauguration Day will face felony rioting charges, federal prosecutors say

The SunTRUMP’S CCTV SCARE Brit arrested after cyber attack launched on Washington DC’s CCTV network days before Donald Trump’s inauguration

Since offer of fellatio for votes to Hillary didn’t work…

N.Y. Daily NewsMadonna to crowd at Women’s March: ‘I’ve thought a lot about blowing up the White House’

N. Y. Times (Asra Q. Nomani) – Billionaire George Soros has ties to more than 50 ‘partners’ of the Women’s March on Washington

Fort Russ (translating ruslanostashko LiveJournal) – It’s begun: America’s Maidan rears its head – Ruslan Ostashko

And finally, the scene we anticipated in our early May edition

InfowarsFull Text, Video: President Trump’s Inaugural Speech

LaRouchePACTrump’s Arrival Is a Global Development, Deny It Though He May

Whatever disasters may follow – short of global war – this in itself, among the first of his actions, is the most significant achievement of the Trump presidency – a repelling of the onset of corporate suzerainty over the rule of law of nations…

NikkeiUS announces withdrawal from TPP

NewsbudTPP is Now Even Deader Than Ever Thanks to Trump

PoliticoTrump staff arrives at the White House

All of Trump’s executive actions so far

FOX NewsIn first executive order, Trump tells agencies to ease ObamaCare burden

Free Thought ProjectTrump Signs Executive Order Freezing All Federal Hiring — “Except for Military”

McClatchyDCTrump team compiles infrastructure priority list

NBC NewsTrump to Sign Executive Order on Plan to Renegotiate NAFTA With Mexico, Canada

CNBCMexican president says he canceled meeting with Trump, who maintains the decision was mutual

IntellihubMexican President was funded by the Juarez Cartel and that’s why he is against the Trump border plan

SHTFPlanMexican Official Threatens to Combat President Trump By “Unleashing Drug Cartels”

RT‘Nonsense & downright lie:’ Mexico denies Trump threatened to send troops against ‘bad hombres’

ReutersMexico deports 91 Cubans after U.S. ends ‘wet foot, dry foot’

BreitbartObama’s Border Patrol Chief ‘Forced Out’, He Says

ABC NewsProtesters Take Control of Mexican Border Crossing With US

Wall Street JournalHigh Court Precedent May Limit Trump’s ‘Sanctuary City’ Order

World Socialist Web SiteTrump nominates ultra-right justice to US Supreme Court

News.com.au (WaPo) Trump ‘doesn’t care about Australia’, say journalists behind Washington Post exclusive

3:34 AM EST…

@realDonaldTrumpThank you to Prime Minister of Australia for telling the truth about our very civil conversation that FAKE NEWS media lied about. Very nice!

Trump State Department was off to a rough start…

Reuters (Jan. 19) – Trump to keep 50 staff in key posts at Pentagon, State, others

The HillDiplomats, spy stepping down despite being asked to stay

As of Jan. 26, it is an entirely clean slate…

Washington PostThe State Department’s entire senior administrative team just resigned

And yet, has the fundamental policy been expelled? Or is it to be amplified in dealing with unfinished business?…

N.Y. TimesTrump Embraces Pillars of Obama’s Foreign Policy

(which, we might add, embraced key pillars of Bush’s foreign policy)

AntiwarReport: Trump to Ban Citizens of Seven Countries Visiting US

All being targets of the neocon regime change hit-list….

Anti-MediaThe U.S. Had a Plan to Topple All 7 Countries on Trump’s Refugee Ban List

National Iranian American CouncilTrump’s Muslim Ban is Real and Even Worse Than Imagined

N.Y. TimesProtest Grows ‘Out of Nowhere’ at Kennedy Airport After Iraqis Are Detained

BloombergConfusion Grips Airports as Courts Limit Trump Travel Curbs

It’s Going DownProtests Breakout at Airports Against Trump’s Immigration Ban

Wayne Madsen ReportJanuary 30-31, 2017 — UPDATE 1X — A week in office, Trump brings on constitutional crisis

At airports across the world and at immigration checkpoints at airports across the United States, permanent U.S. residents were held in detention and some were put on planes back to their points of travel origination. When five federal judges issued temporary stays on the implementation of Trump’s executive order, the White House balked. For some reason, the Trump administration believes the judiciary is subservient to the executive branch. It took one federal judge, John Sirica, the chief judge for the United States District Court for the District of Columbia and a Republican nominated by Dwight Eisenhower, to show President Richard Nixon that his “imperial presidency” stopped with the federal judiciary. Sirica, who was a close personal friend of former heavyweight boxing star Jack Dempsey, went several rounds in court with the Nixon administration over the Watergate scandal. In the end, Sirica delivered a knockout punch to several of Nixon’s closest advisers and, eventually, Nixon resigned in disgrace…

The second Trump executive order that has turned the White House upside down is his dictate to demote the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and the Director of National Intelligence from members of the “Principals Committee” of the National Security Council. The Principals Committee, which normally include both the JCS chair and DNI, normally meet once a week. In fact, JCS chairman, Marine Corps General Joseph Dunford, and DNI-designate Dan Coats, have been relegated to the rank of NSC “deputies.” The NSC “Deputies Committee” meets more often than the principals but they carry much less clout. Former CIA director and Secretary of Defense Robert Gates told NBC News: “My biggest concern is there are actually, under the law, only two statutory advisers to the National Security Council and that’s the Director of Central Intelligence, or the DNI, and the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. I think pushing them out of the National Security Council meetings, except when their specific issues are at stake, is a big mistake.” In other words, Trump’s order removed the two NSC members whose membership is based on the law. It is strike two for Trump, as far as his ignorance of the law is concerned.

There are reports that two of Trump’s closest advisers — chief of staff Reince Priebus and press secretary Sean Spicer — have come close to resigning from a White House they believe is operating by the seat of its pants.

In what might be considered strike three, Trump elevated his political counselor Bannon to the Principles Committee of the NSC. George W. Bush’s counselor Karl Rove and Obama’s counselor David Axelrod sat in on a few NSC meetings but they were not members nor were they permitted to speak.

The NSC decision by Trump did not sit well with General Dunford’s old Marine Corps colleague, retired General James “Mad Dog” Mattis. There are rumblings in the Pentagon that Mattis is not at all pleased that his four-star Marine colleague has essentially been replaced on the NSC by Bannon, whose highest rank in the Navy was Lieutenant. At the Washington elite Alfalfa Club dinner on the evening of January 29, Mattis’s unhappiness over the treatment of Dunford was the talk of the gossip circuit as was General John Kelly’s irate reaction to the implementation of a visa ban order at Homeland Security over which he had zero input. White House sources at the dinner told The Atlantic’s Steve Clemons that the visa ban was ordered not to be discussed with anyone outside the White House or, as was the case with the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), even within the White House…

There were early concerns about Trump placing so many generals in the Cabinet. So far, the generals — Mattis and Kelly, with the addition of Dunford at JCS — may be the only people standing between a would-be dictator and the U.S. Constitution. The clock had longer to tick out on Nixon. Trump’s fast-moving clock toward impeachment is now at September 1973 in Nixonian terms.

Update 1x: U.S. District Judge for the Central District of California Dolly Gee became the sixth federal judge to block Trump’s executive order on deportations. She ordered the immediate return to the United States of Iranian national Ali Vayeghan, a U.S. visa holder, who was deported from Los Angeles to Dubai. Vayeghan was en route to see his son, a U.S. citizen, in Indiana. Gee ruled that Trump’s immigration ban violated the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment of the Constitution. Trump’s order also resulted in acting Attorney General of the United States Sally Yates proclaiming that the Justice Department would not defend Trump’s order in court as it is a violation of the Constitution and the Immigration and Nationality Act. Judge Gee was nominated by President Obama and she was unanimously confirmed by the Senate in December 2009. Yates is a non-partisan career Justice Department prosecutor. If Trump fires Yates prior to the confirmation of Jeff Sessions as Attorney General, Trump sets the stage for the greatest constitutional crisis since the “Saturday Night Massacre” of October 1973 when President Nixon fired his Attorney General and Deputy Attorney General for refusing to sack the Watergate special prosecutor on Nixon’s orders.

Later that evening, he fired her…

BloombergTrump Fires Acting Attorney General, Deepening U.S. Immigration Conflict

Cryptome – Darweesh v. Trump Immigrant Detention Stay/Docket

Wall Street JournalTrump Team Kept Plan for Travel Ban Quiet

InterceptHomeland Security Inspector General Opens Investigation of Muslim Ban, Orders Document Preservation

N.Y. TimesBannon Is Given Security Role Usually Held for Generals

Foreign PolicyTrump Advisor Bannon Predicts Wars With China, Middle East; Pentagon Officials Say Gloves Off in Yemen

ABC NewsPresident Trump Tells ABC News’ David Muir He ‘Absolutely’ Thinks Waterboarding Works

Matthew Aid (AP) – CIA’s New Deputy Director, Gina Haspel, Ran a Secret Prison in Thailand Where Detainees Were Tortured

His first blood…

U.S. Department of DefenseU.S., Coalition Continue Strikes Against ISIL in Syria, Iraq

Guardian (Jan. 22) – Suspected US drone strikes kill three al-Qaida suspects in Yemen, officials say

Alert 5 (Jan. 29 L.A. Times) – Osprey destroyed; U.S. soldier killed during raid in Yemen

ReutersCommando dies in U.S. raid in Yemen, first military op OK’d by Trump

The U.S. military said it killed 14 militants in a raid on a powerful al Qaeda branch that has been a frequent target of U.S. drone strikes. Medics at the scene, however, said around 30 people, including 10 women and children, were killed…

Eight-year-old Anwar al-Awlaki [sic – Nawar, or Nora ], the daughter of U.S.-born Yemeni preacher and al Qaeda ideologue Anwar al-Awlaki, was among the children killed in the raid, according to her grandfather. Her father was killed in a U.S. drone strike in 2011.

“She was hit with a bullet in her neck and suffered for two hours,” Nasser al-Awlaki told Reuters. “Why kill children? This is the new (U.S.) administration – it’s very sad, a big crime.”

But it was a left-over from the old administration…

N.Y. Times

The military’s Joint Special Operations Command had been planning the mission for months, according to three senior American officials. Obama administration aides had deliberated extensively over the proposed operation, weighing the value of any information that might be recovered against the risk to the Special Operations forces plunging into hostile territory. But administration officials ultimately opted to hand the decision on the mission to their successors.

ABC NewsAl-Qaeda Fighters in Yemen Seemed Ready for SEAL Raid: Source

Given his suspected Wahhabist leanings – see our Dec. 27 edition – the question can be asked: did the foreknowledge come from the former CIA director John Brennan? His parting shot to Trump? Not that efforts to sabotage won’t continue as he enters the private sector.

Regardless, the raid and its casualties fall under the epitaph of “nightmares we inherited” (Richard Nixon’s words, in answer to Mrs. Dickerson, towards the end [22] of his Jan. 4, ’71 press conference – The American Presidency Project).  As Nixon inherited Viet Nam, as Kennedy inherited the Bay of Pigs, as Obama inherited Afghanistan and Iraq, Trump has inherited the nightmare of “war without end” – not just one or two wars, but multiple wars in addition to Afghanistan and Iraq, which though deescalated under Obama, have been supplemented with wars in Libya and Syria among other theaters including Yemen.

Trump has quickly joined then the gallery of war criminal presidents, inclusive of every president since FDR (with the possible exceptions of Ford and Carter). Among Obama’s crimes was the the targeted assassination of U.S. citizen Anwar al-Awlaki, without due process as afforded by the U.S. Constitution. As we recall, the domestic mainstream media were apologists when Obama killed Awlaki along with, albeit as ‘collateral damage’ later on, his 16 year old son Abdulrahman (if it was reported at all). But perhaps one of the benefits of the Trump presidency is that the same media shall again become adversarial, as the First Amendment intended it to be…

NBC NewsSEAL, American Girl Die in First Trump-Era U.S. Military Raid

ThereAreNoSunglasses  – Photo of Dead Nora, from the Facebook page devoted to Nawar al Awlaki

CBC News (Jan. 30) – U.S. drone kills 2 suspected al-Qaeda militants in Yemen

LiveLeakAl Madinah Yemen: Houthis Target Saudi Navy Al-Madinah Class Frigate

FOX NewsIran tests ballistic missile in defiance of UN resolution, US officials say

(Jan. 31) – Pentagon believes attack on Saudi frigate meant for US warship

Zero Hedge (Feb. 1) – Gen. Flynn: “Today We Are Officially Putting Iran On Notice”

Reuters (Feb. 2) – ‘Nothing is off the table’ for Iran: Trump

Middle East Eye (Feb. 3) – US imposes new sanctions on Iran and sends warship to coast of Yemen

Mint Press NewsStrange Bedfellows: US, Saudi, Al-Qaida & ISIS Interests Align In War On Yemen

Activist PostBBC Journalist Admits MSM “Journalist” Bilal Abdul Kareem “Works With al-Qaeda”

BBCUK warship escorts Russian carrier in English Channel

APTrump willing to work with Russia against IS

Radio Free Europe/Radio LibertyPentagon Denies Russian Claims About Coordinated Strikes In Syria

President of RussiaTelephone conversation with US President Donald Trump

ReutersTrump says he is only in early stages of considering lifting Russia sanctions

Notwithstanding, the tanks are still rolling East…

Estonian worldThe US is to deploy tanks to Estonia

Zero HedgeGermany Deploys Tanks, Troops To Lithuania To “Bolster Confidence In Face Of Russian Aggression”

Russia Launches Biggest Arctic Military Expansion Since Fall Of USSR

Putin Accuses Ukraine Of Violence Flare Up, Extorting Cash From US; Trump Response Awaited

Fort Russ (translating Süddeutsche Zeitung) – Though Merkel makes nice, Germany knows what’s going on it Donetsk

(translating DONiPRESS) – Ukraine persists in heavy bombardments on residential areas. Evacuations underway.

Moon of AlabamaUkraine – Coup Government Tries To Sabotage U.S.-Russia Rapprochement

BloombergThe One Russian Linking Putin, Erdogan and Trump

Mixed signals as to whether Trump’s national security advisor is still under investigation for his communications with Russia…

LawfareWhat Do We Know About Investigations Into Trump Associates’ Ties to Russia?

Washington PostFlynn is in quite a fix

InterceptSeymour Hersh Blasts Media for Uncritically Promoting Russian Hacking Story

But do keep Hersh’s LRB Military to Military in mind…

The New Arab (citing Arabic Rudaw) – Russia-drafted new constitution for Syria promises Kurds greater autonomy

Al MonitorWhy did Russia offer autonomy for Syria’s Kurds?

Activist PostTrump Administration Arming Kurdish Militants; U.S. And Russia Float Kurdish Autonomy In Syria

Zero HedgeUS Sends Military Supplies To Syrian Alliance In First Under Trump Admin

Trump Proposal For Syria “Safe Zones” To Escalate US Military Involvement In The Region

Speculation Grows That Bashar Assad Has “Suffered A Stroke” As Syria Slams Trump’s “Safe Zone” Proposal

Penny for your thoughtsTrumps Syrian Safe Zones: Trouble for Turkey & Syria / Undermining Astana Agreement

ReutersGermany refuses Turkish demand for access to imagery from campaign against Islamic State

Counter Current NewsTrump Tells CIA “We’ll Get Another Chance” at Invading Iraq and Stealing Its Oil

GrEaT sAtAn”S gIrLfRiEnD45’s Lessons From The Surge

Daily SheepleIntelligence Report Reveals US Urged Saddam Hussein to Attack Syria

Global ResearchTrump’s “War on Terrorism”: Going After America’s “Intelligence Assets”?

ThereAreNoSunglasses (Reuters) – Bandar’s Boy, Ahmad Jarba, Claims To Lead Arab Assault Force Upon Raqqa

DEBKAfileFirst Trump era war? Serbia versus Muslim Kosovo

21st Century Wire“There are NO Moderates”, Tulsi Gabbard’s Report from Syria

Moon of AlabamaThe End Of Mingling – “Moderate Rebels” Join Al-Qaeda In Syria

Al MonitorUS strike rekindles debate over Trump plans for Libya

Reuters – Trump, Sisi discuss fighting terrorism in phone call

Israel advises citizens in Egypt’s Sinai to leave, cites attack risk

Nararnet2 Lebanese, 2 Nepalese and 1 Palestinian Held for Spying for Israel

Al ArabiyaUkraine seizes Iran-bound plane ‘carrying missiles’

Al MonitorNetanyahu’s road to Iran runs through North Korea

APIsraeli leader to Iran: “We are your friend, not your enemy”

Al MonitorIsraeli security establishment to Netanyahu: Don’t touch Iran deal

BloombergNetanyahu to Discuss Renewed Sanctions on Iran With Trump

IndependentDonald Trump in ‘beginning stages’ of discussing plan to relocate US Israeli embassy to Jerusalem, White House confirms

N.Y. TimesEmboldened by Trump, Israel Approves a Wave of West Bank Settlement Expansion

Alert 5 (mda.mil) – Fifth test of David’s Sling carried out successfully

HMS Vengeance for 1776? 1812?…

(BBC, The Times) – British Trident SLBM veered off course towards U.S. during test-firing

BTObama government asked UK to keep Trident ‘malfunction’ secret – reports

With change of administration,  is The Donald sending Her Majesty a message?…

The SunSWAN SLAYINGS Twelve of Queen’s swans have been SHOT in the head by sick snipers targeting them at Windsor Castle

Amid hopes of deescalation of U.S. tensions with Russia, shall another old rivalry be revived?…

RT (citing Global Times) – China reportedly deploys ICBMs near Russia’s border

Fort Russ (translating ruslanostashko LiveJournal) – Chinese missiles on Russia’s border: The West’s newest information war ploy

Washington Free BeaconChina Tests Missile With 10 Warheads

South China Morning PostChina ‘steps up preparedness for possible military conflict with US’

Global Research (Bruce Gagnon) – Space Technology, Global Warfare, The Pentagon “First Strike Attack Plans”. Growing US Military Presence in “Asia-Pacific Pivot”

ReutersPhilippines says U.S. military to upgrade bases, defense deal intact

Yonhap News AgencyU.S. asks S. Korea to arrest ex-U.N. chief’s brother

Mattis: None other than N. Korea needs to worry about THAAD

UPIReport: Two North Korea ICBMs placed in position

38 NorthIran’s Missile Test: Getting the Facts Straight on North Korea’s Cooperation

Voice of AmericaPakistan Tests Ballistic Missile Capable of Carrying Multiple Nuclear Warheads

ThereAreNoSunglasses (Danikbaskrkcom) – Hafiz Saeed Allegedly Arrested In Pakistan Under Pressure From Trump

Xinhua16 police killed in S. Afghanistan’s Kandahar province

APExtremist gunmen storm hotel in Somali capital, 11 killed

IHS Janes 360Kenyan base overrun in Somalia

Strategic-Culture (Wayne Madsen) – ‘Billion-year’ Gambian President Was Installed by the CIA

Globalists/Neocons Prepare to Battle Russia and United States

Wayne Madsen ReportJanuary 25-26, 2017 — Trump quietly orders Pompeo to sever all CIA ties with George Soros

Under the administrations of Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, and Barack Obama, it was not unusual for Central Intelligence Agency station chiefs in capital cities around the world to coordinate political activities between Open Society Institute (OSI) “civil society” staffers financed by hedge fund billionaire George Soros and members of governments and opposition political parties. However, according to WMR’s sources in Europe, all that ceased when Donald Trump’s selection as CIA director, Mike Pompeo, took over the reins at the CIA.

Trump ordered Pompeo to sever all CIA connections with Soros’s multitude of non-governmental organizations (NGOs). Most of these links were carried out via the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the National Endowment for Democracy (NED), longtime ciphers for CIA involvement with NGO activities abroad. A more recent U.S. government-funded entity, the US Institute of Peace, has also carried out subversive operations in concert with the CIA…

A number of political leaders in eastern Europe and Eurasia, including the prime ministers of Hungary and Slovakia and the presidents of the Czech Republic, Serbia, and Macedonia, have complained about the coordination of activities on their soil between the CIA, Soros, and domestic opposition groups. It was this sort of coordination that led to anti-democratic “color revolutions” in Georgia, Ukraine, Kyrgyzstan, and Macedonia that led to the ouster of democratically-elected governments.

In a more “cloak-and-dagger” move, the CIA, which has closely monitored groups acting against the activities of Soros and warned them of threats when necessary, has dropped that surveillance, according to our sources. That means Soros and his minions of “Sorosites” are now fair game for intelligence agencies ranging from Budapest, Podgorica, and Bucharest to Chisinau, Minsk, and Skopje. George Soros may now have to make one more “investment” — the hiring of capable personal body guards.

He’s now targeting Romania evidently…

Fort RussMassive protests rock Romania … with the stench of Soros

IndependentDutch regulator accidentally reveals which companies George Soros is betting against

CBSIntel officials say Trump’s visit to CIA headquarters was “uncomfortable”

CNNEx-CIA chief Brennan bashes Trump over speech during CIA visit

IntelNewsSome at CIA wonder whether to share sources and methods with Trump

Empty WheelThe Problems with Pompeo: A Willingness to Use Information on Americans Russia Hacked and Shared with Trump

Ronald Thomas WestTrump’s DNI – A Dire Wolf for Jesus

Intercept (Jeremy Scahill) – Notorious Mercenary Erik Prince Is Advising Trump From the Shadows

N.Y. Times  – Trump Poised to Lift Ban on C.I.A. ‘Black Site’ Prisons

Zero HedgeWhite House Denies Authenticity Of Leaked Executive Order To Reopen CIA “Black Site” Prisons

Another retraction – we linked this in our previous edition; it is becoming quite exhausting as a news aggregator to do the fact checking that these so-called journalists are lapsing on!…

Daily CallerTrump Calls Out Time Magazine For Fake News Story About Removing MLK Bust From Oval Office

IG Investigating Obama Admin Cyber Attacks On Georgia Election System

The HillWH: Trump will sign directive on voter-fraud probe

Ars TechnicaAjit Pai, staunch opponent of consumer protection rules, is now FCC chair

Daily SheepleGreat News for Net Neutrality: Trump Selects Ajit Pai to Head FCC

PoliticoMelania Trump wins round in libel suit over blogger’s ‘escort’ claims

EngadgetTrump signs executive order stripping non-citizens of privacy rights

TechdirtAfter Voting To ‘Escape’ EU Sovereignty, Post-Brexit UK Will Become Subject To Corporate Sovereignty On A Massive Scale

Just SecurityA New Era of Mass Surveillance is Emerging Across Europe

Der Spiegel (RT English) – Sadistische Rituale bei der Kampfsanitäter-Ausbildung

Climate DepotAll References to ‘Climate Change’ Deleted From White House Website at Noon Today (Inauguration Day)

Huffington PostEPA Freezes Grants, Tells Employees Not To Talk About It, Sources Say

TruthoutMonsanto, EPA Seek to Keep Talks Secret on Glyphosate Cancer Review

Blacklisted News (Max Planck Institute) – Genetically Modified Insects Could Put Organic Farmers At Risk And Disrupt International Food Trade

APMars investigating Skittles said to be intended for cattle

Free Thought ProjectTrump Signs Executive Order Forcing Continuation of DAPL & Keystone XL

While Americans Focus on DC, Cops Unleash Fury During DAPL Water Protector Eviction

Standing Rock Tribal Council Betrays Water Protectors, Sends In Cops

Zero HedgeDakota Access Pipeline Set For Completion After Army Approval

Alaska IndigenousFederally Recognized Tribes Should Brace For Possible Termination Policy Under Trump

BloombergPutin’s Other American Propaganda Effort: Anti-Fracking News

Infowars (Jerome Corsi) – Moscow Trains Anti-Trump US Radicals – CNN’s Putin/Trump Link Debunked

The battle of Berkeley…

It’s Going DownBerkeley: Clashes Break Out Against Alt-Right and Milo

We Are ChangeHIGHLIGHTS: Violent Protesters Force Cancellation of Milo Yiannopoulous Speech at UC Berkeley

Live LeakAnti Milo (AntiFa) Protesters Break Into Berkeley Bank

@KGBVeteranMilo supporter is beaten unconscious with poles by ANTIFA scum and left for dead in the street.

@MisterMetokurThey are surrounding people and beating them with Antifa flags and poles.

@CernovichReports of “antifa” threatening to rape female Trump supporters.

@YoungDems4TrumpI watched live as a young girl was beat down & pepper sprayed by three men at UC Berkeley. They kicked her ribs in and stole her hat.

@PrinceNarcissusPolice scanner of @UCPD_Cal is dead quiet, literally nothing. Turmoil and chaos on the streets, 3 banks looted. Quit

BreitbartDonald Trump Threatens to Cancel Berkeley Federal Funds After Riots Shut Down Milo Event

3:48 AM…

@realDonaldTrumpProfessional anarchists, thugs and paid protesters are proving the point of the millions of people who voted to MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!

Earlier in Milo’s “dangerous faggot” tour…

Zero HedgeMan Shot Outside University of Washington MILO Event, Gunman Spoke On Camera Minutes Before

Industrial Workers of the WorldShooter of unarmed anti-racist walks free; authorities silent

Victoria Advocate (Texas) – Investigators search for cause of mosque fire

CBC NewsQuebec City mosque attack suspect Alexandre Bissonnette charged with 6 counts of 1st-degree murder

Penny form your thoughtsQuebec Shooting: “White Privilege” Identity Politics & Dylann Roof Replay

Delaware OnlineTwo-day Smyrna, Delaware prison siege leaves one dead

Chicago TribuneShootings, homicides in Chicago both higher than start of violent 2016

@realDonaldTrumpIf Chicago doesn’t fix the horrible “carnage” going on, 228 shootings in 2017 with 42 killings (up 24% from 2016), I will send in the Feds!

NBC Chicago6 Shot at Memorial For Victim of Chicago Gun Violence

CBS ChicagoOhio Pastor Claims Chicago Gangs Want To Work With Trump To Fight Crime

Black Agenda ReportTrump Will Probably Dump Police Department “Consent Decrees”

InterceptSecret Docs Reveal: President Trump Has Inherited an FBI With Vast Hidden Powers

N.Y. TimesTrump Is Said to Keep James Comey as F.B.I. Director

Dallas NewsThe FBI ran a child porn site to catch predators, and now the accused are crying foul

“Pizzagate” still alive…

N. Y. PostAnthony Weiner may get slapped with child pornography charge

Daily MailPedophile Jeffrey Epstein is accused of luring an underage girl into his elaborate sex trafficking enterprise under the guise of using his wealth and connections to get her into a prestige NYC college

AangirfanEPSTEIN; JANE DOE 43

Correction to the following headline: technically, it is CBS affiliate reporter Ben Swann, who indeed has been a noble journalist covering otherwise verboten subjects over his career at various local network affiliates around the country, from El Paso to Cincinnati to Atlanta’s CBS46

Illegal NewsCBS Reporter Ben Swann Under Massive CIA/Media Targeted Harassment and Threats for Exposing Their Pizzagate Child Trafficking Network to Millions of Americans

Rense (Yoichi Shimatsu) – The Clinton Imbroglio In Haiti-Balkan Black Magic – PizzaGate 10

Zero HedgeThe Clinton-Silsby Trafficking Scandal And How The Media Attempted To Ignore/Cover It Up

(citing Коммерсантъ, translation at ThereAreNoSunglasses) – Head Of Investigations At Russia’s Biggest Cybersecurity Firm Arrested For Treason

Empty WheelOn Russian Treason

ThereAreNoSunglassesKaspersky’s War On Crowdstrike Evangelist Dmitri Alperovitch

Wall Street JournalKey Claims in Trump Dossier Said to Come From Head of Russian-American Business Group

SputnikWikiLeaks Prompts Hackers to Leak Trump’s Tax Returns

RTAssange ‘stands by’ US extradition offer, promises ‘big publishing year ahead’

@wikileaksReward for the killers of Seth Rich is now $130,000

Absolutely delusional…

Edward KleinHillary: “I’ll Be Back!”

[Why won’t Ed approve our comment?: The woman is delusional. While she still has a few dead-ender defenders, most of the sentiment coming fro the left is that of anger for her DNC stealing of the nomination from Bernie. Besides all that, she must be in denial about her health. Please, just fade into the sunset…]

Daily MailPedophile Jeffrey Epstein is accused of luring an underage girl into his elaborate sex trafficking enterprise under the guise of using his wealth and connections to get her into a prestige NYC college

ABA JournalFormer House Speaker Hastert seeks repayment of hush money

IndependentMark Zuckerberg sues hundreds of Hawaii families to force them to sell their land

McClatchyDCProtesters set to gather at border wall — of Mark Zuckerberg’s Hawaiian estate

Waking TimesRothschild Family Wealth is Five Times that of World’s Top 8 Billionaires Combined

Zero HedgeGreece Is In Trouble Again: Bonds, Stocks Plunge As Bailout Talks Collapse; IMF Sees “Explosive” Debt

Wall Street on ParadeCitigroup’s Crime Spree Against Americans Continues With Slaps on the Wrist

Wall Street JournalDonald Trump Plans to Undo Dodd-Frank Law, Fiduciary Rule

The Economic CollapseIs It Just A Coincidence That The Dow Has Hit 20,000 At The Same Time The National Debt Is Reaching $20 Trillion?

New YorkerDoomsday Prep for the Super-Rich

ENE NewsExperts: US hit with sudden spikes of rare radioactive material from Fukushima — Has 15.7 Million year half life — “Orders of magnitude” rise in levels on West Coast — Much higher amounts than were detected near Fukushima plant just after 3/11

Japan TimesNuclear fuel debris that penetrated reactor pressure vessel possibly found at Fukushima No. 1

Extremely deadly radiation reading, huge hole found in grate under Fukushima No. 1 reactor vessel

N.Y. TimesNew Prospects for Growing Human Replacement Organs in Animals

GuardianOrganisms created with synthetic DNA pave way for entirely new life forms – citing…

PNASA semisynthetic organism engineered for the stable expansion of the genetic alphabet

ScienceProposed U.S. biotech rules raise industry hopes and anxieties

Independent.ieNASA ‘cuts live feed from international space station’ after mysterious object appears on camera

[Editor’s note: with other projects having fallen into neglect, our regular aggregating of headlines shall be less intensive in coming editions. We will aim at resuming monthly, rather than fortnightly editions.]

Did Turkey hack the laptop?… Obama/Brennan flailing in final days of admin… Weapons cache found by C&O canal days before the battle of D.C… much, much more…

…among our headlines of interest, early to mid January 2017 [updated to final hours of Obama term]…

Roger Stone made an assertion in his Jan. 10 appearance on the Alex Jones Show (via Youtube) that would appear to be a scoop.

“I know for a fact that Turkish intelligence has the Huma Abedin/Anthony Weiner 650,000 email record because their intelligence service obtained it.”

It had been revealed with the release of the search warrant application of Oct. 30 (at Cryptome) that the FBI believed Weiner’s laptop had been hacked, though it is unspecified by whom, as reported by…

New York PostFeds accessed Huma’s laptop because it might have been hacked

On Stone’s role in “pizzagate,” others are now asking the questions we first raised…

Fitzpatrick InformerRoger Stone concocted Pizzagate for Trump? – our links are in comments

Voat (deadly_nightshade) – what’s the source for the pedophile code

Yoichi Shimatsu is collating much of the Voat material into an extensive series at…

RenseCloud Over Amazon WaPost And
Trumped-Up In Moscow – Pizza 9

Capriccio For A Sausage Fest By Chef Alefantis – PizzaGate 8

Shimatsu Exlclusive – Pedophile Savile Haunts NY Times – PizzaGate 7

Shimatsu Exlclusive – Strange Days In The
Snopes-DHS-ICE Underworld – PizzaGate 6

Shimatsu Exlclusive – For Anyone Who Still Believes Snopes Is An Abuse Victim – PizzaGate 5

Shimatsu Exlclusive – Pedophile Savile Haunts NY Times – PizzaGate 7

Shimatsu Exlclusive – Strange Days In The Snopes-DHS-ICE Underworld – PizzaGate 6

Shimatsu Exlclusive – For Anyone Who Still Believes Snopes Is An Abuse Victim – PizzaGate 5

Clintons, Soros Implicated In Norway Child Porn & Macedonia Fake News – PIzzaGate 4

Shimatsu Exlclusive – It Takes A Spillage…Of Blood…To Awaken PizzaGate 3

Shimatsu Exlclusive – Are The PizzaGate Pimps For The Global Elite Up To Snuff? – Pizzagate 2

Is this the Clinton payback to Stone?…

Sunshine State NewsRoger Stone’s Bizarre Poisoning and the Russian Hacking Connection

If Stone is correct about Turkey hacking the Weiner/Abedin laptop, was this bloody start of the new year a Brennan/Obama payback?…

MirrorChilling CCTV from Istanbul nightclub massacre that left 39 dead ‘shows gunman in Santa outfit prowling amid debris’

Hurriyet Daily News (citing Habertürk) – Istanbul nightclub attacker arrived in Turkey from Syria

Daily SabahReina nightclub attacker who killed 39 nabbed in Istanbul

Yeni Şafak (Tamer Korkmaz) – The attacker in Ortaköy is the American State of Terror

NBC NewsIstanbul Nightclub Attack Involved Intelligence Organization: Turkey

Turks Turn Down U.S. Military Help in Syria, Accept Russian Aid Instead

TASSRussia, Turkey conducting first joint air operation against Islamic State

Wall Street JournalU.S. Pilots See Close Calls With Russian Jets Over Syria

ThereAreNoSunglassesWas Denial of Air Support To Turkey In Al Bab “The Last Straw” For Incirlik?

Penny for your thoughtsErdogan And The Geopolitical Box Of Pandora

Moon of AlabamaHow The U.S. Enabled ISIS To Take Deir Ezzor

ISIS, Al-Qaeda And The U.S. Airforce Wage War On Syria’s Public Utilities

U.S./UK Paid “White Helmets” Help Blocking Water To 5 Million Thirsty Syrians

In Terris“Russian-Syrian offensive in the region of Palmyra” The chief of staff Rudskoi: “The Caliphate has moved a large quantity of explosives to destroy the artistic heritage of the city”

Syrian Arab News AgencyISIS destroys the façade of the Roman Theatre and Tetrapylon in Palmyra… UNESCO condemns

Israeli enemy launched several rockets on the western perimeter of Mezze Damascus airport

Zero HedgeIsraeli Jets Bomb Damascus Military Airport; Syria Vows It Will Respond To “Flagrant Attack”

DEBKAfileAt least 10 killed in powerful blast in a Damascus officers club

In reply to Jan. 3 PBS Newshour interview of John Brennan…

RTUS coalition spared ISIS oil production facilities in Syria – Russian MoD

InfowarsLeaked Kerry Audio Shows Obama Wanted ISIS To Grow in Syria

Antiwar – Scores of Militants Killed in Military Operations; 285 Killed in IraqSadr City Bombing Offsets Mosul Gains; 145 Killed in Iraq – Militants Attack Army Outpost; 175 Killed in Iraq288 Killed in Iraq; Most in Simultaneous Military OperationsDeadly Helicopter Crash; 155 Killed in IraqUK Soldier, 113 Killed in Iraq; Bombs Blanket Baghdad – Kidnapped Journalist Freed; 284 Killed in Iraq

Al MonitorIs ‘grand political bargain’ in store for Libya?

AFPLibya strongman says Russia ‘to fight arms embargo’

Libya ObserverMaltese FM warns of uncontrollable migrants influx to EU after Russian-Haftar deal

Maghreb ConfidentialGhilan family gives Khalifa Haftar air support

LIBYA: The American military reorganizes its logistics chain

Intelligence OnlineErik Prince to UAE’s rescue in Libya

ReutersU.S. Navy destroyer fires warning shots at Iranian vessels -U.S. officials

APGunfire rattles Tehran as drone buzzes over Iranian capital

Fars News AgencySaudi Child Killer Strikes Still Raging in Yemen

Indian Ocean NewsletterWill the United Arab Emirates control the Red Sea’s African coastline?

Al MonitorWhy did Oman join Saudi Arabia’s anti-terrorism alliance?

Will ‘earth shaking’ revelation bring down Netanyahu?

The Millennium ReportThe House Of Saud: It’s Jewish Origin And Installation By The British Crown

Zero HedgeTruck Rams Into Pedestrians In Jerusalem Killing Four, Wounding 15; Driver Shot

Russian Consul In Athens Found Dead

IntelNewsLebanese president says Israel is behind businessman’s murder in Angola

Al BawabaAlgeria busts Israeli spy ring

Al JazeeraIsrael apology after plot against UK politicians

InterceptThe Crimes of SEAL Team 6

SEAL Team 6 Responds to The Intercept’s Investigation of Its War Crimes

RT (citing the above) – Aid worker killed by Navy SEALs in Afghanistan ‘secretly worked with Britain’s MI6’ – report

12yo girl among suicide bombers in Nigerian university attack

News 1stUS helping hand in SL – the DAI and CIA connections

Tolo NewsDozens Killed And Injured In Twin Blasts In Kabul

ThereAreNoSunglassesAre Kabul Blasts War Within Afghan Govt, Or Taliban Reply To Abdul Raziq’s Invitation?

It Looks Like the ISI Hit Both the UAE Govt and the Afghan NDS In Kandahar

Hekmatyar/Taliban Open War May Be About To Resume In Afghanistan

Pakistan Successfully Test-Fires First Sub-Launched Nuclear-Capable Cruise Missile

StratforIn Its Nuclear Race With India, Pakistan Catches Up

38 NorthNorth Korea’s Yongbyon Nuclear Facility: Possible Resumption of Operations at the 5 MWe Plutonium Production Reactor

UPINew North Korea ICBMs captured by intelligence, report says

Fars News AgencyVideo Shows Torturing of Rohingya Muslims by Myanmar Police Force

ReutersChinese bomber flies around contested Spratlys in show of force: U.S. official

Taiwan scrambles jets, navy as China aircraft carrier enters Taiwan Strait

Alert 5Liaoning task force now transiting Taiwan Strait; RoCAF scrambles E-2K, IDFs

China PostMilitary conducts drill to simulate Chinese naval invasion

SputnikRussian Warships Visit Philippines, Announce Surprise Joint Drills

The SunWAR GAMES US sends special forces to RUSSIAN BORDER as Nato is poised to strike back against Vladimir Putin’s ‘aggression’

RTS-400 missile defense regiment takes up combat duty outside Moscow

Russia boosts anti-missile shield over Crimea with S-400 system

Capital News (AFP) – NATO and Russia in game of cat and mouse in Baltic skies

The LocalUS Marines land in Norway for contested deployment

APUS troops enter Poland, 1st deployment at Russia’s doorstep

Stars and StripesPoland-bound US tanks roll east in military signal to Russia

Fort Russ (translating Rundfunk Berlin-Brandenburg) – Huge influx of US military gear for Poland will pass through Brandenburg and the President of Brandenburg is not happy

(translating Альтернатива) – You are fired: New Socialist President of Moldova fires pro-NATO Defense Minister

Boiling Point: Transcarpathia threatens Kiev with ‘Donbass scenario’

Tell-All from behind Ukrainian Lines – Part 1: Poroshenko’s Blood MoneyPart 2: Kiev’s Wasted Cannon Fodder

Ukraine Army preparing large-scale mobilization of reserve officers

(translating Ruslan Ostashko’s LiveJournal) – Biden’s Last Visit to Kiev: Poroshenko must now face Trump and Putin

Senator McCain’s circus tour 2017 – book your tickets now

Strategic-Culture (Wayne Madsen) – McCain’s Largely Unreported Treachery Against the US

Defend Democracy PressBuilding Totalitarianism in Europe – The Last Coup of Victoria Nuland

21st Century WireHungary Cracks-Down on all Soros Funded NGOs

NewsbudGerman Government Responsible For Berlin Terror Attack- Parliamentary Meeting Reveals

TASSIAC specialists join investigation of Tu-154 crash near Sochi

SputnikRussian MoD Denies Reports of Established Causes of Tu-154 Crash – Spokesman

GIZA DEATH STAR… OH, BY THE WAY, BOEING HAS A NEW EMP WEAPON…

New York TimesIntercepted Russian Communications Part of Inquiry Into Trump Associates

Trump National Security Adviser Called Russian Envoy Day Before Sanctions Were Imposed

ReutersTrump adviser had five calls with Russian envoy on day of sanctions: sources

McClatchyDCFBI, 5 other agencies probe possible covert Kremlin aid to Trump

In light of the allegations of Russian contacts with the Trump campaign, Seymour Hersh’s LRB article of last January is worth a review: Military to Military

Discussed by his appointed press secretary Sean Spicer in a Dec. 26 interview on WPRI, Trump is carrying out the policy of bypassing the White House press office and waging a personal turf war with U.S. intelligence community via his Twitter account…

Donald J. Trump (5:14 PM – 3 Jan) – The “Intelligence” briefing on so-called “Russian hacking” was delayed until Friday, perhaps more time needed to build a case. Very strange!

Or, as a wait and see until after the broadcast of Julian Assange’s interview on Hannity

FOX News (Jan. 3) – Assange: Our source is not the Russian government

(Jan. 4) – ‘Guccifer’ casts doubt on Obama administration’s Russia hacking claims

Daily CallerSchumer: Intelligence Community May ‘Get Back At’ Trump For Tweet

Wall Street Journal (also Zero Hedge) – Donald Trump Plans Revamp of Top U.S. Spy Agency

CyberScoopNSA’s Top Cyber-Defender Leaves After Reorganization

Secrecy NewsDisclosing Classified Info to the Press — With Permission

NBC News (Jan. 5) – DNI Chief Clapper Takes Swipe at Trump, Assange as He Defends Russia Hack Intel

As the Trump spokesman Spicer walks back the intel restructuring report: “there is no truth to this idea of restructuring the intelligence community infrastructure. It is 100 percent false.”…

CBS NewsTrump selects former Indiana Sen. Dan Coats for DNI

Zero Hedge (citing Reuters) – The “Russian Hacking” Story Changes Again

(Jan. 6) – Trump Confirms “No Effect On The Outcome Of The Election” Following Intelligence Briefing

The Dow having nostalgia for the late XXth century… “19,999.63!”‘

The decimal comes as a reminder of why we need what this rag loathes…

The National InterestThe Anti-Intelligence President-Elect

IndependentDonald Trump ‘orders Barack Obama’s ambassadors to resign posts’ in unprecedented move

Onlyzero.net (Jan. 8) – theshadowbrokers.bit

CyberScoopShadow Brokers’ latest leak could have come from beyond NSA staging servers

IntelNewsBritish intelligence ‘among the first’ to notify US about Russian hacking

True PublicaSystematic ‘fake news’ Planted By Britain’s Intelligence Services

BuzzFeed (Jan. 10) – These Reports Allege Trump Has Deep Ties To Russia

The document was prepared for political opponents of Trump by a person who is understood to be a former British intelligence agent.

GuardianJohn McCain passes dossier alleging secret Trump-Russia contacts to FBI

The material, which has been seen by the Guardian, is a series of reports on Trump’s relationship with Moscow. They were drawn up by a former western counter-intelligence official, now working as a private consultant.

Paul Wood of the BBC says he saw the report compiled by the former British intel officer in October (BBC Radio via Raw Story Youtube)

CryptomeTranscription of PDF reportedly prepared by Christopher Steele.

Metro.co.uk4chan claims it made up the whole Donald Trump ‘golden showers’ story

The 4chan attribution does not fit the timeline, however, as noted in the second update at…

Moon of AlabamaThe Deep State Versus Donald Trump – New Smears And The Ukrainian Connection

L.A. TimesTrump alleges leaks by U.S. spy agencies, says that’s something ‘Nazi Germany would have done’

WSJ (also Zero Hedge) – Christopher Steele, Ex-British Intelligence Officer, Said to Have Prepared Dossier on Trump

SputnikEx MI6 Spy Who Compiled ‘Golden Showers’ Report Was FBI Source for FIFA Scandal

Daily MailTrump conducts his own sting operation to ensnare intelligence briefers – and says he caught them leaking

Looks like it was another Bush-whack…

Zero HedgeConfirmed: “Unknown” Republican, Democrat Paid For Anti-Trump Report

BBC’s Paul Wood reveals that this former Mi6 official was working for Jeb!’s SuperPAC when he compiled the info https://t.co/Meh7ZkdrXW — David Shor (@DYShor) January 11, 2017

@DRUDGE (Twitter) – Are corrupt US intel agencies blackmailing Trump with their own dirt cleverly tagged to ‘Russian’ operatives?

The above was posted Jan. 10, then deleted. The answer to the question may be not only corrupt US intel agencies, but perhaps Ukrainian, and particularly those of the UK as well. It was after all at the feet of MI-6 that the fathers of the U.S. intelligence community – “Wild Bill” Donovan and Allen Dulles – were mentored in WWII, and the ties have remained deep throughout a legacy of atrocity, assassination, and treason. Given the evident British role in this, the latest, desperate effort to delegitimize the Trump presidency just days before the inauguration, why pray-tell is he honoring them, when instead it is high time that this so-called “special relationship” should go bust? Is the following header something of a Freudian slip?

The SunBUST OF FRIENDS  Donald Trump has asked for bust of Winston Churchill to be put back in the Oval Office after Obama replaced it with Martin Luther King

The bust of MLK should remain, along with busts and/or portraits of JFK and RFK, as a reminder of what the deep state bastards may resort to… It is encouraging however that he will have the progeny of the latter in his confidence…

N.Y. Daily NewsTrump asks known vaccination skeptic Robert F. Kennedy Jr. to chair commission on vaccine safety

Greencrow As the Crow FliesRFK Jr and President-Elect Donald Trump Share Skepticism about Vaccines. Why?

The DuranMarine Le Pen spotted inside Trump Tower

Fort RussMarine Le Pen on Crimea: “I absolutely do not believe there was an illegal annexation”

IndependentTheresa May indicates ‘hard Brexit’ and dismisses free movement deal to keep single market access

Zero HedgeIn Stunning Pair Of Interviews, Trump Slams NATO And EU, Threatens BMW With Tax; Ready To “Cut Ties” With Merkel

In Scathing Attack, CIA Director Brennan Warns Trump To “Watch What He Says”

The HillBlackout forces brief delay in Pompeo confirmation hearing

BloombergTrump Team Shunning Davos Meeting of World’s Economic Elite

China’s Xi Takes on Trump in Rebuttal Against Protectionism

Trump Tariff on GM Would Violate Nafta. That May Not Stop Him

BreitbartMexico says drug lord ‘El Chapo’ Guzaman extradited to US

DiplopunditAmerican Diplomat Wounded in Targeted Attack in #Guadalajara, Mexico

teleSURMexico Gas Hike Looting, Blockades Leave 1 Dead, 250 Arrested

Daily Mail‘We heard 10 gunshots… everyone dropped to the floor’: Tourists’ panic as gunman shoots four dead in Mexican nightclub while a woman is crushed to death in ensuing stampede

ReutersTrump team seeks agency records on border barriers, surveillance

Brazil Supreme Court judge handling graft probe killed in plane crash

U.S. banks gear up to fight Dodd-Frank Act’s Volcker rule

The Hill‘Audit the Fed’ bill gets new push under Trump

Campaign for LibertyRon Paul Statement on Audit the Fed

Cyber ScoopSWIFT global banking system pilots blockchain tech

Zero Hedge (globalintelhub) – CIAs role in financial markets EXPOSED by documents release

Norbert HäringA well-kept open secret: Washington is behind India’s brutal experiment of abolishing most cash

Wall Street on ParadeU.S. Quietly Drops Bombshell: Wall Street Banks Have $2 Trillion European Exposure

Here’s How Goldman Sachs Became the Overlord of the Trump Administration

Another Day in the EmpireTrump Recruits Another Goldman Sachs Bankster

InterceptTreasury Nominee Steve Mnuchin’s Bank Accused of “Widespread Misconduct” in Leaked Memo

IndependentDonald Trump’s businesses owe $1.8bn to more than 150 different institutions, new study suggests

Voltairenet (Juliana Gortinskaya) – “Rosneft” will have access to resources in the Gulf of Mexico

Glomar DisclosureDonald Trump: The Art of the Informant

AangirfanTRUMP – NEW SHOCKS – PART FOUR – FORD, GENESIS, DULLES, RUSSIA, OMAROSA

MishTalkIsrael, Not Russia, to Blame for Hillary’s Election Loss?

ForbesJared Kushner To Step Down As Kushner CEO For Key Trump White House Position

YnetnewsUS intel sources warn Israel against sharing secrets with Trump administration

Rense (Yoichi Shimatsu) – Rothschild’s TNK-BP Intriguers Drafted The Trump-Russia Report

AntiwarReport: FBI Sought FISA Court Warrant to Surveil Trump Campaign Officials

New York TimesComey Letter on Clinton Email Is Subject of Justice Dept. Inquiry

DC CallerFBI Quietly Releases 300 Pages Of Hillary Clinton Investigation Records

Heads Are Finally Beginning To Roll At The Clinton Foundation

@MKosinskiCNNIt’s that time

Not soon enough…

MotherboardObama’s Administration Sold More Weapons Than Any Other Since World War II

GrEaT sAtAn”S gIrLfRiEnD26,171

It comes as something of a poetic recognition of the failure of Obama’s implementation of Samantha Power’s “Responsibility to Protect” doctrine in Libya, that the last of his bombs should fall in Sirte, near to the site of Qaddafi’s treacherous murder…

Zero HedgeObama’s Last Attack: US B-2 Bombers Strike ISIS Camps In Libya, Killing Dozens

Strategic-CultureAfghanistan: Obama Sends Marines to Take Part in America’s Longest Ever War

Electronic Frontier FoundationObama Expands Surveillance Powers on His Way Out

N.Y. TimesN.S.A. Gets More Latitude to Share Intercepted Communications

ReutersCIA unveils new rules for collecting information on Americans

ABC NewsState Election Systems to Get More Federal Aid for Security

Independent SentinelFederal Government Just Took Over Nation’s Election Systems

Free Thought ProjectMedia Silent as Obama Signs ‘US Ministry of Truth’ Law to Fund Propaganda Aimed at Americans

It’s not all bad…

NYTChelsea Manning to Be Released Early as Obama Commutes Sentence

TelegraphJulian Assange’s conditions for extradition to US ‘not met’, say lawyers

Moon of AlabamaObama Parting Shot Aims At Brennan, Clapper, Clinton: “The DNC Emails Were Leaked”

In the retractions bin…

TASSDiplomat blasts CNN report on closure of Anglo-American School in Moscow as blatant lie

38 NorthNorth Korean Underground Facility: Probably Not a Ballistic Missile Silo

N.Y. PostWashington Post retracts story about Russian hack at US utility

Intercept (Glenn Greenwald) – WashPost Is Richly Rewarded for False News About Russia Threat While Public Is Deceived

Empty WheelOn CrowdStrike’s Curiously Timed Report Claiming Newfound “High” Confidence in Its GRU Attribution

Medium (Jeffery Carr) – The GRU-Ukraine Artillery Hack That May Never Have Happened

BuzzFeedThe FBI Never Asked For Access To Hacked Computer Servers

Washington’s BlogWhy Crowdstrike’s Russian Hacking Story Fell Apart- Say Hello to Fancy Bear

Fancy Bear? – the name sounds like a spooky bogey-bear inhabiting the nightmares of a 14 year-old geek. But then again, the Clinton dems have demonstrated their vulnerabilities to teeny-boppers – from Anthony Wiener’s 15yo to…

TimeJulian Assange Says a ’14-Year-Old Kid Could Have Hacked Podesta’ Emails

Planet Free WillJulian Assange Slams Recent DNI Report, Airs Concerns Over Trump Administration, Denies Wikileaks Had Access To RNC Data In Press Release

RTRT stars in ODNI report on ‘Russian activities and intentions’ in US presidential election

IBTRussia Hacking US? C-SPAN Live Feed Briefly Taken Over By Russia Today Broadcast

ObserverHack Attack on Drudge Report a Sign of Chaos to Come

Preparations for the “Battle of D.C.”…

ReutersFortress Washington girds for days of anti-Trump protests

Washington PostHead of D.C. National Guard to be removed from post in middle of inauguration

BreitbartFake News: Wash Post Changes Story on Trump ‘Firing’ D.C. Nat’l Guard General

The Economic CollapseActivists Are Hoping To Turn Donald Trump’s Inauguration On January 20th Into One Of The Biggest Riots In U.S. History

Daily MailAnti-Trump protesters are pepper-sprayed by cops during violent clashes at ‘Deploraball’ party for Donald’s supporters in Washington DC

Project VeritasHidden-camera Investigation Uncovers Groups Plotting Violence at Trump Inauguration

Hidden-camera Investigation Exposes Plans to Chain Trains and Shut Down DC During Trump Inauguration

Oath KeepersOath Keepers Call to Action: Help Defend Free Speech from Violent Thugs at Inauguration

Daily WesternerLarge Cache of Weapons Found in D.C. just Before Trump Inauguration

“U.S. Park Police said a woman walking in the woods near the C&O Canal, which runs along the river, found the case. When law enforcement officers arrived, they found more guns and ammunition — some in pails, others in plastic garbage bags.”

On a historical note, the C&O towpath is a significant landmark in the assassination of JFK, for this is where his lover Mary Pinchot Meyer was murdered in October, 1964, as she was preparing to become a whistle-blower to expose the fraud that was the just published Warren Report – see Peter Janney’s Mary’s Mosaic.

And hearkening to another assassination attempt, shades of the Bush-Hinckley connection (WhoWhatWhy) with this arrest…

Daily MailFlorida man charged with threatening to kill President-elect Trump at his inauguration on Twitter was a close family friend of Bill and Hillary Clinton

KHOUGeorge H.W. and Barbara Bush in hospital

21st Century WireANOTHER AMERICAN KNOWN WOLF? Fort Lauderdale Shooter Known to FBI, Worked for Security, Amid Backdrop of Mass Drills

Zero HedgeFlorida Shooter Had Been Sent To A Mental Hospital Over “ISIS Ties”, Was Investigated For Child Porn

N.Y. TimesFlorida Airport Assailant May Have Heard Voices Urging Violence, Officials Say

Prison Planet (removed by Youtube) – Shock Video: White Man Kidnapped, Gagged, Beaten By Racist Black Anti-Trump Gang

FOX23 (Chicago) – 4 in custody after mentally disabled man tied up, tortured on Facebook Live

Free Thought ProjectDAPL Cops Open Fire on Prayer Circle with Rubber Bullets, Shoot Water Protectors in the Back

L.A. TimesDuring his decades in prison, Charles Manson has repeatedly broken rules, caused trouble

Natural NewsBill Gates quietly funding effort to develop thousands of new vaccines that conveniently ‘might’ become pandemics

NBC NewsGenetically Engineered Pink Pineapple Is Safe to Sell, FDA Says

As “safe” as…

Cryptogon (GMWatch) – Monsanto GM Corn MON810 Damaged the Intestines of Rats

InterceptPoison Fruit Dow Chemical Wants Farmers to Keep Using a Pesticide Linked to Autism and ADHD

ENE NewsMassive die-off of sea creatures from California to Alaska — Animals starving as food chains continue to collapse — Mass starvation events plague West Coast — Scientist: “Felt like I was doing nothing but counting dead animals” — TV: Deaths really quite troubling

Truthout (Dahr Jamail) – “Unprecedented” Polar Melting Unfolds as Climate Disruption Denial Goes Wild

Business InsiderThe Arctic sea ice collapse is happening before our eyes — and it’s a worrisome sign of what’s to come

SeeSat-LOberg: reports on sightings of missile phenomena

Huddersfield Daily ExaminerBall of fire spotted in sky over Huddersfield

Comet WatchNew asteroid Earth flyby!

SputnikRussian Lunar Mission May Finally Put End to Moon Landing Conspiracy Theory

The SunTHE FUTURE OF SPYING Earth’s atmosphere can be turned into massive surveillance system using LASERS, scientists discover

Washington Free Beacon (Reuters) – Israel Deploys ‘Star Wars’ Missile Killer System

UPIU.S. Air Force prepares SBIRS satellite for launch

Space.comLaunch Photos: SBIRS Geo-3 Missile-Warning Satellite

Air Force’s Mysterious X-37B Space Plane Wings by 600 Days in Orbit

Spaceflight.comMinotaur rocket launch for NRO expected at Wallops by end of 2018

Defense SystemsAir Force Chief Scientist confirms F-35 will include artificial intelligence

Phys.orgPentagon successfully tests micro-drone swarm

U.S. Army Research LaboratoryArmy researchers demonstrate 3-D printed drones

MassPrivateIFeds want facial biometrics that can idenitfy people based on facial hair, skin tone, weight and more

Amazon & Microsoft use appliances and toys to spy on families worldwide

InverseFacebook’s Secretive Lab Wants to Transmit Your Brain Waves

NatureQuantum computers ready to leap out of the lab in 2017

CERNBASE precisely measures antiproton’s magnetic moment

Of surrogates and communications, Assange and Stone’s claims and counterclaims

In our previous edition – Tracing the provenance of Pizzagate… – we had speculated that information concerning the odd expressions of culinary terminology in some of the WikiLeaks Podesta emails releases had been conveyed from Julian Assange at the Ecuadoran embassy in London via an intermediary to Roger Stone, who then proceeded to fabricate a pedophilia pizza code with which to besmirch the Clinton campaign. Recent statements of Julian Assange and Roger Stone, however, in mutually distancing from each another, would on the surface appear to dispute the speculation. In his interview broadcast January 3 on FOX News‘ Hannity – Julian Assange: Our source is not the Russian government – Assange confirms that an intermediary between he and Stone did travel to London, though they did not meet personally

HANNITY: Can I ask you this? Have you ever talked to Vladimir Putin?

ASSANGE: No.

HANNITY: Have you ever talked to any of his surrogates?

ASSANGE: No.

HANNITY: Have you ever talked to Donald Trump?

ASSANGE: No.

HANNITY: Any of his surrogates?

ASSANGE: No.

HANNITY: Not one?

ASSANGE: No.

HANNITY: There was a report that you might have talked to somebody who was not associated with the campaign, Roger Stone.

ASSANGE: No, that’s false. I think where this Roger Stone claim is coming from is there’s a — a radio guy on WBAI, which is a mutual friend, who was — who wanted to come and see me to see if I would set up a radio show on WBAI, but he didn’t. He did come to London, but he didn’t meet with me.

The radio host is not named but is probably Randy Credico, of WBAI: Can a Radical Firebrand and His Strange Bedfellows Strengthen WBAI’s Signal?

Stone, in hosting the fourth hour of the Jan. 4 Alex Jones Show, denies specific knowledge of the what, when, and who of the Podesta emails before their release.

Stone: I have never claimed to have met with Julian Assange… I did correctly say that we had a mutual acquaintance and that I had learned that Assange had unspecified political dynamite that he would release. That is not to say that I knew what Assange would deliver, when he would deliver it, where he got it, where it came from, I never made any such claims. Just for the historical record, my claim that Assange had unspecified political dynamite that would roil the race turned out to be exactly correct!

How does this stack up to what was previously reported? In the Roll Call of August 9, Stone is quoted: “I actually have communicated with Assange”. In the Guardian of November 2, Stone is interviewed and is reported to have said he “was briefed in general terms in advance about the sensitive and embarrassing leaked Democratic emails by an American libertarian who works in the media on the ‘opinion side'”. This is consistent with the above; however, the Guardian goes on to report: “Stone claims his American source, whom he declined to identify, has met with Assange,..” This is specifically denied by Assange in the Hannity interview. Stone perhaps was making a plausible assumption, based on the fact that the mutual acquaintance had in fact traveled to London. Why go all that distance and not actually meet with Assange?

If our assumption that Randy Credico is the mutual acquaintance is correct, the expense of the trip of a host working for a cash-strapped radio station would be exorbitant if the arrangements for an interview could be conducted over phone or email and the interview itself done via Skype. The obvious reason for making the trip to London would be to insure secure communication from NSA intercept – no amount of encryption can secure a communication like an in person meeting if all electronic devices are banished from the proximity of the parties communicating.

As for Assange’s statement that he did not meet with the intermediary; this does not rule out another intermediary conveying certain information to the visitor in London, perhaps without Assange’s knowledge, in which case he can confidently maintain that he had no knowing contact with a surrogate (official or unofficial, once, twice or nth times removed) from the Trump campaign.

The question remains, however, how was it that the spurious pizza code was connected to the Podesta email release #28 so soon after their publication? None of what Stone or Assange has said rules out what we have speculated, that the code was a deliberate insinuation of pedophilia upon Podesta and friends supplanted upon the language in the emails that was indeed code-like, but unspecific to readers not privy to its meaning.