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

 

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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.

Obama’s brinkmanship with Putin… Madsen on Brennan, the Wahhabist mole in the CIA… much, much more…

…among our headlines of interest for December 2016 [updated Dec. 31]…

NBC NewsWhat Obama Said to Putin on the Red Phone About the Election Hack

“International law, including the law for armed conflict, applies to actions in cyberspace,” said part of a message sent over the Red Phone on Oct. 31, according to a senior U.S. official. “We will hold Russia to those standards.”

The timing is significant, coming three days after the reopening of the FBI investigation, but also – perhaps by happenstance – on the day of the Black Box Voting video release Fraction Magic (Youtube) demonstrating the ease of an election hack.  In the end, however, it didn’t happen, according to the White House…

Did the message work? “Look at the results,” said an Obama administration official. “There was nothing done on Election Day, so it must have worked.”

Wayne Madsen ReportDecember 21-22, 2016 — Obama’s Halloween scare for America: he threatened Putin over the “Red Phone” with war

Obama, according to NBC News, warned Putin personally against hacking Democratic Party computers during the G-20 meeting in China in September. When Obama, obviously urged on by Brennan, felt the Russian hacking was continuing, he sent a stark message over the Red Phone to the Kremlin, in part stating, “International law, including the law for armed conflict, applies to actions in cyberspace.” While Obama and Brennan continue to refuse to present to the public the contents of the CIA’s Secret report alleging Russian hacking of the DNC, they had no problem revealing that Obama almost pushed the nuclear trigger on Russia. Only a madman would resort to such action based on the flimsiest of intelligence from an Irish Catholic director of the CIA who felt it necessary to convert in the mid-1990s to the most radical sect of Islam, Wahhabism.

Obama sent his war message to Russia over a special email channel to reduce the risk of nuclear war resulting from cyber-security threats. The cyber-security email link was installed in 2013 as part of the hot line network linking by satellite the Nuclear Risk Reduction Centers in Washington, DC and Moscow.

The White House insists that Obama’s message to Putin sunk in, since the hacking is claimed to have ceased on November 8, Election Day. However, DNC acting chair Donna Brazile claims the hacking continued on Election Day and thereafter. If Brennan and his fellow war-mongers had actual evidence that Russia had been behind the hacks, then why do they continue to insist that the hacking stopped on November 8, when Brazile clearly claims they had not? The easiest explanation is that the Russian government was not the source of the computer hacking events and they were being carried out by some other party. Perhaps that other party wanted an Election Day war to begin with Russia, which would mean a declaration by Obama of a national state of emergency and a postponement of the election, as had occurred in New York City on September 11, 2001, the previous time the Red Phone was used by the White House.

From Madsen’s pithy comments page…

Russian military plane crashes in Siberia. After Obama’s threat to strike Russia in a cyber-attack, any airplane crash, train derailment, factory explosion, or other SCADA failure from now until January 20, 2017 can be suspected first as U.S. sabotage.

Christmas day…

RT92 dead as Russian plane carrying military band crashes en route to Syria

Interfax

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TU-154 WAS TAKEN UNDER GUARD IN ADLER, 2 BORDER GUARDS AND CUSTOMS OFFICER GOT ON BOARD, ONLY NAVIGATOR CAME OUT FROM AIRCRAFT, FOOD WAS NOT OFFERED, STAFF PERSONNEL REFUELED PLANE – SOURCE
 
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THEORY OF TERRORIST ACT IN INVESTIGATION OF TU-154 AIRCRAFT’S CRASH IN SOCHI IS NOT BEING CONSIDERED AS THE MAIN ONE – SOURCE
 
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Terrorist act could not be behind Tu-154 aircraft crash – State Duma defense committee’s first deputy head
 
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Netanyahu in telephone conversation with Putin extends deep condolences over Tu-154 crash
 
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Tu-154 aircraft was technically sound – Russian Armed Forces’ aviation flight security service’s head
 
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TASSAll possible causes of Tu-154 crash being considered by Russian investigators

Certainly the Kremlin is not discounting Obama/Brennan’s unspecified threats, but they have not been the only ones tossing threats around. Russia was among the nations voting for Security Council Resolution 2334 (2016)

Middle East EyeUS abstains as UN Security Council passes resolution against Israeli settlements

FOX NewsIsrael accuses Obama administration of helping craft, push UN censure

DEBKAfileNetanyahu: Supporters of UN anti-Israel motion will pay a heavy price

There is a better case to be made for the charge that Israel has been “hacking” our democratic republic for many years. Or, Saudi Arabia – Madsen:

WMRDecember 19-20, 2016 — Saudi intelligence tried to toss election to Clinton

The General Intelligence Directorate of Saudi Arabia — known in Arabic as Ri’asat Al-Istikhbarat Al-‘Amah and the best-funded spy agency in the Middle East — is not very large personnel-wise but that is offset by its close alliance with the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency. And it is through that alliance and the presence of a pro-Wahhabist “Fifth Column” within the top ranks of the CIA that Saudi Arabia sought to tip the scales in the U.S. presidential election to Hillary Clinton.

It took years for Saudi intelligence to place one of its assets in close proximity to a Democratic presidential hopeful. For years, the Saudi leadership benefited from the personal relationship between its long-serving ambassador in Washington, Prince Bandar bin Sultan bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, and the Bush family. Bandar was so close to Presidents George H. W. and George W. Bush that the nickname bestowed on him by the Bush family was “Bandar Bush.”

Saudi intelligence’s top asset: Huma Abedin

Although the Saudis maintained a cordial relationship with Barack Obama, owing to the fact that his Kenyan father and grandfather were Sunni Muslims, although not of the Wahhabi sect, it was Hillary Clinton the Saudis had their eyes set upon for increased influence in America. The Saudis pinned their hopes on Mrs. Clinton’s close aide Huma Abedin. Although Abedin was born in Kalamazoo, Michigan, she grew up in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, where her parents moved when she was two years of age. Huma Abedin lived in Jeddah to the age of 18. Her father, the late Syed Zainul Abedi, graduated from Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) in Uttar Pradesh, India. In the early 1970s, he was a leader of the Muslim Students Association (MSA) at Western Michigan University. Since that time, a Saudi Students Association has branched off from the MSA.

Many Aligarh graduates had and continue to have important jobs in Saudi Arabia’s business, oil, and banking sectors. From Aligarh’s alumni association (known as the Aligarh Old Boy’s Association) chapters in Saudi Arabia, Saudi intelligence was able to select assets with close connections not only in India but also in Britain. Syed Zainul Abedin had another specialty of great need to Saudi intelligence: expertise in Iranian history, religion, and culture. Such a talent would have been of primary interest to the Wahhabist Saudi intelligence service, considering its long history of conflict with the rival Shi’a Muslims who governed Iran and the competition between Saudi Arabia and Iran for control of the Gulf region.

Saleha Mahmood Abedin, Huma Abedin’s Pakistan-born mother, continues to hold the position of dean of the Dar al-Hekma college for women in Jeddah. Ironically, Saleha Abedin has defended the Wahhabist practices of female submissiveness, marriage of underage girls to older men, marital rape, public floggings and stoning to death for adulterous women, the ­circumcision of prepubescent girls, and the right of Muslim women to equally fight alongside men in Muslim jihads, or “holy wars.”

Saleha Abedin is also the editor-in-chief of the Journal of Muslim Minority Affairs, a Saudi-supported periodical focused on the expansion of Wahhabist influence in countries where Muslims remain minorities, albeit growing ones. Huma Abedin was listed as an assistant editor for the journal from 1996 to 2008, which included her time working within the Bill Clinton White House and as a Senate assistant to Senator Hillary Clinton…

Saudi intelligence and CAIR

Saleha Abedin has carried the water for Saudi intelligence around the world. For example, she founded the International Islamic Committee for Woman and Child (IICWC) in Cairo. The IICWC has been at the forefront of pushing Egypt and other secular-inclined Muslim majority countries, from Turkey to Indonesia, to adopt sharia law. Saleha Abedin has also worked closely with the Saudi-financed Muslim pressure and lobbying group in the United States, the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR). Among various Saudi donors to CAIR, including institutions associated with the Saudi government, Saudi Prince Al-Waleed bin Talal bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud kicked in $500,000 between 2002 and 2004. The United Arab Emirates, always cognizant of Saudi attempts to co-opt its own Wahhabist population, declared CAIR a foreign terrorist organization in 2014. The UAE move was to the chagrin of the CIA, which has acted as a close partner of CAIR under Langley’s Wahhabist sympathizer, director John O. Brennan, a former CIA station chief in Riyadh.

CAIR acts as a virtual propaganda arm for Saudi intelligence from its two main offices in the United States, one on Capitol Hill, from which it lobbies the U.S. Congress, and the other at the Interchurch Center on Riverside Drive in Manhattan, from which it targets the U.S. news media and the United Nations…

When one understands the relationship between CAIR and groups like the Anti-Defamation League (ADL), the marriage of Huma Abedin to uber-Zionist former U.S. Representative Anthony Weiner, makes a world of sense. Through the Abedin-Weiner marriage, Israel’s Mossad was able to maintain a close eye on the inner workings of the Hillary Clinton presidential campaign and, if Mrs. Clinton won the White House, into the Oval Office itself. Unfortunately, for the Saudis, Weiner’s prurient sexual interest for underage girls, while completely understandable to the wretched human beings in the Saudi hierarchy, helped sink their chance for an ace asset in the Oval Office.

In 1996, Huma Abedin began working as an intern in the Clinton White House. It was not long before she attracted the eyes of Mrs. Clinton faster than Monica Lewinsky attracted the groping hands of Bill Clinton. While Mrs. Clinton’s closest adviser at the State Department, Huma Abedin had a unique window on the most secret aspects of American diplomacy, information that would have been highly-valued by Saudi intelligence.

The CIA’s functioning Saudi cell

Huma Abedin also had a fellow traveler in the CIA’s Brennan, who moved from the White House National Security Council staff to lead his old agency in Langley after General David Petraeus resigned in November 2012 amid a sex scandal. In recent years and to the delight of Saudi intelligence, the CIA saw a number of converts to Islam move up the ranks. These included “Roger,” the cover name for the CIA’s director of counter-terrorism, in reality Michael A. D’Andrea, whose portfolio included the agency’s drone campaigns in countries ranging from Libya and Somalia to Pakistan and Afghanistan. The converts, according to former FBI agent John Guandalo, include Brennan himself. Guandalo maintains that Brennan converted to Wahhabi Islam while he was CIA station chief in Riyadh in the 1990s. Brennan made the hajj, or pilgrimage to Mecca, a requirement for observant Muslims…

Foreign intelligence interference in Election 2016 was Saudi not Russian

Trump has good reason to doubt the intelligence about “Russian hacking” of the U.S. presidential election. What comes from Brennan in the way of intelligence bears the imprimatur of Saudi intelligence. The Saudis, more than any other country in the Middle East, lost out big with Trump’s upset victory over Mrs. Clinton. It took years for the Saudi intelligence service to place an asset so close to a former First Lady, U.S. senator, and presidential candidate. All the Saudi investments crashed with Clinton’s surprise defeat.

There was no better way for the Saudis to recoup their political losses than by having their chief asset in the CIA, Brennan, concoct intelligence about Russian hacking of Democratic National Committee emails and computer systems to taint Trump’s legitimacy as president-elect. Brennan is known as a difficult, to put it nicely, adversary within the U.S. intelligence community.

There is little doubt that the FBI director James Comey and Director of National Intelligence James Clapper were pressured by Brennan into agreeing with the CIA’s very dubious assessment that not only Russia but President Vladimir Putin were involved in hacking Democratic Party computers to throw the election to Trump. There is also little doubt that Brennan has been behind spreading malicious insider “gossip” about Trump’s National Security Adviser-designate retired General Michael Flynn, the former director of the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA). Flynn was fired by Obama on the advice of Brennan. The Saudis, Brennan, and the Wahhabist cell inside the CIA did not care much for Flynn claiming that Obama and the CIA were nurturing and supporting the Islamic State cadres fighting in Syria and Iraq.

[image] Obama and Brennan, two jihadist sympathizers, will soon be gone from office

Flynn as U.S. National Security Adviser represents a nightmare scenario for the Saudis and their jihadist allies in Syria, Iraq, and Yemen, including the Islamic State and Al Qaeda. The Saudis, through their agents and assets in the CIA, CAIR, and other organizations, want to make Trump’s presidency as difficult as possible. That is why Saudi friends like Senators John McCain and Lindsey Graham are championing a U.S. commission, on the scale of the 9/11 Commission, to investigate Russian hacking of election-oriented computer systems during the campaign. Brennan, McCain, Graham, and other Saudi fellow travelers have one simple order from their Saudi intelligence masters in Riyadh: keep the investigation of election malfeasance focused completely on Russia…

December 20-21, 2016 — The CIA’s Saudi and Islamic State mole

There is a reason why Central Intelligence Agency director John Brennan has done everything possible to interfere with President-elect Donald Trump taking the reins of the presidency on January 20, 2017. As a mole for the Saudi royal family and a convert to Wahhabist Islam, Brennan has no desire to see certain individuals, who are well aware of his Islamist beliefs, ascend to positions of power in the U.S. intelligence community. The greatest threat to Brennan comes from retired Lieutenant General Michael Flynn, tapped by Trump to become the National Security Adviser…

In 2014, Flynn was fired as director of the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) by President Obama. Obama was advised by Brennan to dump Flynn because the DIA director was producing intelligence policy documents showing that it was a mistake and against U.S. security interests to support Syrian jihadists who were trying to topple Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. For Brennan’s Saudi and Wahhabist controllers, this was tantamount to blasphemy.

Brennan blindsided the American people by claiming the Syrian rebel forces were “moderates.” Flynn countered Brennan in DIA intelligence reports by documenting how the majority of Syrian rebels were radical Islamists supported financially and militarily by Saudi Arabia and Qatar. Moreover, Flynn maintained that “Turkey was looking the other way when it came to the growth of the Islamic State inside Syria.” Brennan was furious at his fellow Irish Catholic’s view of Syria and the Middle East.

The Saudis had carefully groomed Brennan ever since his days as CIA station chief in Riyadh in the mid-1990s. The Saudi King, as “Custodian of the Two Holy Shrines of Mecca and Medina,” arranged for Brennan, a convert to Wahhabi Islam while running the CIA’s Saudi station, to perform the “hajj” pilgrimage to Mecca. Only observant Muslims are permitted to visit the Al Kaaba Al Musharrafah (The Holy Kaaba) in Mecca.

Brennan tried to keep his conversion a secret. However, after 9/11, the FBI began investigating all Saudi links within the U.S. government. What FBI agents soon discovered was that the Saudis had key intelligence and religious assets salted throughout the U.S. government and, most troubling, within the CIA. One of the key Saudi assets was Brennan.

Brennan’s systematic “disposition” of his enemies

In March 2013, just prior to Brennan’s being confirmed by the U.S. Senate, former FBI agent John Guandolo confirmed that Brennan had indeed converted to Islam while he was the CIA chief in Riyadh. Brennan had previously served as Obama’s counter-terrorism adviser on the National Security Council. He was also in charge of the cleansing of the Obama/Dunham family passport files at the State Department in 2008 while CEO of The Analysis Corporation, a CIA contractor.

It was Brennan who helped cover up the Saudi government’s role in the Khobar Towers bombing in 1996, which killed 19 U.S. servicemen. As chief FBI investigator of the bombing, John O. Neill came across hard intelligence linking the Khobar bombings to the Saudi government. While not the only reason, it was a significant reason for Brennan to set O’Neill up in a briefcase theft caper before his retirement in 2001. O’Neill had just taken the job as head of security for the World Trade Center when the terrorist plot involving Saudi Arabia brought the towers down on September 11, 2001. O’Neill was killed in the collapse. Brennan fought strenuously against the release of the 28 classified pages from the Congressional Joint Inquiry into Intelligence Community Activities Before and After the Terrorist Attacks of September 11, 2001.

Although finally released with redactions and Brennan’s acquiescence, the 28 pages, although highly suggestive of Saudi government involvement, could not be used as prima facie evidence to implicate the House of Saud. There is no reason to believe that what was released constituted the original text contained in the 28 pages. Brennan had every reason to tamper with the original pages in order to protect the Saudis, and by extension, himself.

As CIA director, Brennan would possess most of the keys to the U.S. intelligence kingdom. And Brennan’s kingdom would make America’s most closely guarded secrets available to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the world’s chief supporter of Islamic jihadist terrorist networks, including the Islamic State, Al Qaeda, Boko Haram, and numerous others.

To placate his Saudi masters, the Jesuit-educated Brennan opted to take the oath of office as CIA director on a copy of the secular U.S. Constitution, not on the Bible, as every past CIA director, Christian and Jewish, had done. One of Brennan’s first acts as CIA director was to ban the term “jihadist” to describe Islamist terrorists, preferring instead the word “extremist.” As a Wahhabi Muslim, Brennan understood that “jihad” is a term used in the Koran compelling observant Muslims to maintain and spread what they consider to be the one true faith in Allah (God). For Brennan to use the term “jihad” in a negative or pejorative sense would constitute “haram” or a “forbidden act,” according to the Muslim Koran and Sunnah religious texts. Brennan stated that any suggestion that the U.S. was at war with the religion of Islam was an affront to the faith, a comment spoken as a true Wahhabist believer.

Brennan’s climb up the ladder

Brennan worked his way up the ladder at the CIA after his conversion to Islam. In 1999, Brennan was appointed chief of staff to CIA director George Tenet. In March 2001, as final implementation plans were being laid to carry out the 9/11 attacks, Brennan became deputy executive director of the CIA. After 9/11, Brennan was in charge of identifying, renditioning, and “terminating with extreme prejudice” anyone who could track 9/11 planning and implementation back to himself, the Saudi government, and the Israeli Mossad — a key intelligence partner of the House of Saud. But Brennan’s top mission was to ensure that a CIA asset, long groomed by Langley for the White House, was elected president in 2008. Barack Obama, who was schooled as a boy in Jakarta in the Muslim faith and whose Kenyan father was a Muslim, was the “chosen one.” Obama was propelled to the national stage after the political careers of a number of Illinois politicians — Blair Hull, Jack Ryan, and finally, Rod Blagojevich — were trashed in a series of CIA dirty tricks campaigns.

From 2003 to 2004, Brennan was the chief of the CIA’s Terrorist Threat Integration Center. While there, and later, while Obama’s counter-terrorism chief, Brennan called the shots on CIA drone targets as the custodian of the “Disposition Matrix.” Systematically, any jihadist who could have blown the whistle on Brennan was summarily liquidated. As CIA director, Brennan continued to use the “Disposition Matrix” to terminate potential witnesses to his selling out to the Saudis.

After Nigerian jihadist Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab — the infamous “underwear bomber” — tried to blow up Northwest Airlines Flight 253 during its final approach to Detroit International Airport from Amsterdam on Christmas Day 2009, Brennan said U.S. intelligence agencies “did not miss any signs” that could have prevented the attempt. Brennan, again, was lying in order to cover up the fact that U.S. intelligence agents had cleared the Nigerian to board the flight without a passport by claiming he was a Sudanese refugee traveling only with refugee documents.

Abdulmutallab, known as “Farouk1986” on various Internet websites as a jihadist sympathizer, was already known to be a follower of American citizen and Al Qaeda operative Anwar al-Awlaki, a one-time consultant to the Department of Defense. On November 19, 2009, Abdulmutallab’s wealthy Nigerian banker father had informed the CIA station in Abuja, Nigeria that his son had “extreme religious views” and that he was in Yemen. Brennan ignored the intelligence from Abuja and gave the green light for the young Nigerian’s trip to Detroit. The underwear bomber incident gave Brennan the justification to order another drone strike.

To clear the tracks away from Brennan back to Saudi Arabia and Al Qaeda, the CIA’s chief judge and executioner ordered a drone hit on al-Awlaki in Yemen on September 30, 2011, and his teenage son in Yemen two weeks later. These drone hits eliminated problems with two potential witnesses to Brennan’s treasonous activities. As far as Abdulmutallab is concerned, he is permanently incommunicado as a result of a four consecutive lifetime sentence at the federal Supermax prison in Florence, Colorado.

Character assassination of Brennan’s opponents in the Intelligence Community

To protect his Muslim identity, Brennan also set about to destroy troublesome opponents. Former FBI agent Guandolo was the first to receive Brennan’s thuggish treatment. Information was leaked that Guandolo had, during 2005, maintained an intimate relationship with a confidential source, Lori Mody, in the federal prosecution of Louisiana U.S. Representative William Jefferson. Although trial judge T.S. Ellis III ruled the affair irrelevant to the case against Jefferson, Guandolo was forced to quit the FBI after the leak about his past sexual affairs somehow landed on the FBI director’s office from Guandolo’s therapist’s office. Guandolo resigned from the FBI in 2009 amid a furor over his extramarital affair with Mody.

Apparently, the CIA continued to believe that breaking into psychiatrists’ offices was justified even after CIA agents had been caught doing it in the case of Pentagon whistleblower Daniel Ellsberg. After Guandolo, like Flynn, began warning about the jihadist threat, Brennan went on the warpath. Guandolo was cashiered as a result of the leak of therapist files to the FBI and Flynn was fired after he was tagged by Brennan as an enemy of Islam. When asked how the psychiatrist’s files ended up with the FBI, Guandolo stated simply, “it’s a lot simpler than you think.”

A declassified version of the DIA’s Secret report on the Islamic State, dated August 12, 2012, was unambiguous about U.S. — CIA and Obama — support for ISIL in Syria:

“THE WEST, GULF COUNTRIES, AND TURKEY [WHO] SUPPORT THE [SYRIAN] OPPOSITION… THERE IS THE POSSIBILITY OF ESTABLISHING A DECLARED OR UNDECLARED SALAFIST PRINCIPALITY IN EASTERN SYRIA (HASAKA AND DER ZOR), AND THIS IS EXACTLY WHAT THE SUPPORTING POWERS TO THE OPPOSITION WANT, IN ORDER TO ISOLATE THE SYRIAN REGIME…”.

As the originating classification authority, Flynn had final say on what to release pursuant to a Freedom of Information Act filed by Judicial Watch with the DIA. And the fact that the above paragraph was allowed to be released, in full, sent Brennan and Obama through the roof. On April 30, 2014, Flynn was forced to retire, a full year before the end of his tour, from the U.S. Army.

Brennan began circulating rumors to Washington officialdom that Flynn was guilty of developing his own facts, dubbed “Flynn facts,” in intelligence reports. Brennan’s goal was to discredit Flynn’s and the DIA’s intelligence pinning support for ISIL and other jihadists on the CIA. A tip from Flynn’s predecessor, Vincent Stewart, to former Secretary of State Colin Powell intimated that Flynn was “abusive with staff, didn’t listen, worked against policy, bad management, etc.” It was information that Brennan used to convince Obama to send Flynn packing.

It was no coincidence that Guandolo and Flynn both ended up being described as hate mongers by the Zionist-run Southern Poverty Law Center, an Orwellian “Ministry of Truth” designed to stifle free speech in the United States and an organization that has served the interests of the CIA.

The recent assassination of Russian ambassador to Turkey Andrey Karlov by an off-duty Turkish anti-riot police officer, who casually strolled into an art exhibit in Ankara, bears the markings of Brennan’s “Disposition Matrix.” Karlov served in Ankara since 2013 and his posting overlapped with Flynn’s term as DIA chief. It is known that Flynn, like Trump, sees Russia as an invaluable ally against the Islamic State and its major allies, Saudi Arabia and Turkey. Brennan and his friends inside the Turkish dictatorship of Recep Tayyip Erdogan are trying to spin the story that the Islamist police assassin of Karlov, Mevlüt Mert Altıntaş, worked for the Fethulleh Gulen organization. Gulen is a moderate Muslim businessman-cleric living in exile in Pennsylvania who has been a fierce critic of the Islamic State and Erdogan’s alliance with it in Syria.

Although a past CIA asset, Gulen would have no interest in ordering a hit on the Russian ambassador. As a Saudi intelligence mole, Brennan does have a keen interest in the killing of Karlov. By assassinating Karlov, Brennan has driven a wedge in an emerging Russian-Turkish agreement to consolidate Assad’s control of Aleppo and bring about the end of Brennan’s jihadist army in Syria.

Brennan’s CIA Secret report on Russia influencing the 2016 U.S. election through a cyber-offensive warfare program is another product of Brennan’s attempt to deny the White House to Trump. Brennan understands that his Saudi masters are fretting over Trump’s presidency and his antipathy toward to Saudi and Gulf Arab states. Guandolo, who has found a home with some problematic characters, including generic Muslim-haters like Frank Gaffney and Pamela Geller, has stated that the Obama administration “intentionally” aided terrorists and has committed treason.

It is clear that Guandolo saw FBI raw intelligence on Brennan that would lead anyone to conclude that the Saudis and their Wahhabist imams have benefited from a major mole inside the CIA for at least two decades. And there is no telling what Flynn was able to gather on Brennan, especially while enjoying “all-source” intelligence access to signals intelligence intercepts from the National Security Agency, FBI field agents’ reports, and even CIA counter-intelligence reports on suspected moles within Langley. There is one thing for certain, Brennan is already destroying incriminating documents at CIA headquarters that could land him in prison for a very long time.

Digging deep into the WMR archive, the following, published early in the Obama administration, may indicate other document securing and/or purging operations which served to solidify Brennan’s position within the administration – not just those relating to torture, but perhaps more importantly, those relating to Obama’s passport…

April 16-17, 2009 — UPDATE 1X. Obama mulling disclosure of CIA torture documents while his terrorism adviser was involved with the torture policy

…Brennan’s firm, The Analysis Corporation, was one of two State Department contractors involved in the rifling of Obama’s State Department Bureau of Consular Affairs passport file on March 14, 2008. Obama’s file was also looked at by contractors on January 9 and February 21, 2008. There were some reports that Obama’s file had been first examined by unauthorized parties as early as the summer of 2007.

The other contractor involved in the breach was Stanley Corporation of Arlington, Virginia. The Analysis Corporation admitted that one of its employees was involved in the passport file breach but stated: “This individual’s actions were taken without the knowledge or direction of anyone at The Analysis Corp. and are wholly inconsistent with our professional and ethical standards.”

Brennan was the head of The Analysis Corporation at the time of the passport file breach by one of its State Department employees. The file on Obama contained scans of passport applications, date and place of birth, passport renewal information, court orders, arrest warrants, information on parents and their marriages, including to foreign nationals as is Obama’s case, and more interestingly, citizenship information.

Brennan happens to head up one of two companies identified in the perusal of Obama’s passport file. Brennan is then considered by Obama for National Intelligence or CIA director but Brennan withdraws over his involvement in the Bush administration’s torture policy. Then, Obama appoints Brennan deputy national security adviser holding the counter-terrorism portfolio. Brennan then leans on Obama to withhold significant portions of the Justice Department memos on the very policy Brennan helped to create and carry out.

Might have Brennan’s employee at State discovered something of interest in Obama’s passport file that would give Brennan effective veto authority over Obama on decisions affecting the CIA? Of course, blackmail has never been a tactic found in the CIA’s ample bag of dirty tricks.

One interesting footnote: At the time of the passport file breach, Obama’s spokesman Bill Burton, speaking for the Obama campaign, voiced the feeling that political dirty tricks were at play. If Obama felt that way, why did he then turn around and want to put in charge of the CIA or DNI the very person who headed the company that employed the person who had rifled through his passport file and the person who is now pressuring him to hold back on releasing Justice Department torture memos? More interesting, why was the head of The Analysis Corporation kept on as a chief campaign adviser to Obama while one of his employees was peering at the presidential candidate’s passport file? Although Stanley fired its two employees who breached the passport files of Obama, Hillary Clinton, and John McCain, The Analysis Corporation employee was conveniently suspended but retained pursuant to a special request from the State Department until a full investigation could be completed.

See also our WxxxNews articles The Enhanced Interrogation of John Brennan and Compromised by Birth, the latter of which came (then unawares of the 2009 WMR article) after the release of Obama’s birth certificate in the spring of 2011 (just prior to the alleged killing of Osama bin Laden – another charade in which Brennan played a starring role, ref. The Guardian 4 May, 2011). Now, as something of a footnote to Obama presidency…

InfowarsSheriff Arpaio: Obama’s Birth Certificate Proven To Be A Fake 9 Different Ways

Washington TimesObama blames U.S. intelligence for missing rise of the Islamic State

Trump looking for moles?…

ReutersTrump team seeks names of officials working to counter violent extremism

Intelligence OnlineCIA braces itself for Trump

BloombergTrump Dissing Daily Intelligence Briefing Worsens Rift With CIA

Washington PostSecret CIA assessment says Russia was trying to help Trump win White House

Zero HedgeA “Soft Coup” Attempt: Furious Trump Slams “Secret” CIA Report Russia Helped Him Win

Town Hall (Dec. 14) – Comey to Trump: The Russians Didn’t Influence the Election

What’s more, Comey told Trump that James Clapper, the director of National Intelligence, agreed with this FBI assessment.

The only member of the U.S. intelligence community who was ready to assert that the Russians sanctioned the hacking was John Brennan, the director of the CIA, according to sources who were briefed on Comey’s conversations with Trump.

Brennan turns the screws (euphemized as “strong consensus”) on Comey and Clapper…

WaPo (Dec. 16) – FBI backs CIA view that Russia intervened to help Trump win election

“Earlier this week, I met separately with (Director) FBI James Comey and DNI Jim Clapper, and there is strong consensus among us on the scope, nature, and intent of Russian interference in our presidential election,” CIA Director John Brennan said in a message to the agency’s workforce, according to U.S. officials who have seen the message.

“The three of us also agree that our organizations, along with others, need to focus on completing the thorough review of this issue that has been directed by President Obama and which is being led by the DNI,” Brennan’s message read.

He certainly can talk like a Pollyanna when he needs to, i.e. after the failure of the constitutional coup attempt…

NPR (Dec. 22) – CIA Director Urges Caution In U.S. Response To Russia Hacking

“I don’t think we should resort to some of the tactics and techniques that our adversaries employ against us. I think we need to remember what we’re fighting for. We’re fighting for our country, our democracy, our way of life, and to engage. And the skulduggery that some of our opponents and adversaries engage in, I think is beneath this country’s greatness.”

What we get is a display of petulance…

RT96 Russians forced to leave US over diplomat expulsion – FM spokeswoman

And a measured response in the spirit of the season. Citing the Kremlin: Заявление Президента Российской Федерации

ZeroHedgePutin Stunner: “We Will Not Expel Anyone; We Refuse To Sink To ‘Kitchen’ Diplomacy”

Was it the Kremlin? Or its ousted allies in Kiev, remembering the U.S. sponsored coup of February 2014? Saying: what goes around comes around…

Wall Street JournalCyber Experts Cite Link Between DNC Hacks and Aggression Against Ukraine

Zero HedgeRussian Hackers Said To “Penetrate US Electricity Grid” Using Outdated Ukrainian Malware

The charges against Russia are however not undisputed from within the intelligence community…

Consortium NewsUS Intel Vets Dispute Russia Hacking Claims

Craig MurrayThe CIA’s Absence of Conviction

Talk Nation Radio (Soundcloud) – Craig Murray: Russia Didn’t Do It

Daily MailEx-British ambassador who is now a WikiLeaks operative claims Russia did NOT provide Clinton emails – they were handed over to him at a D.C. park by an intermediary for ‘disgusted’ Democratic whistleblowers

RTFBI sent planeload of agents to frame Assange in Iceland, got snubbed by minister

Occurrenceshoodwinking

Global GuerrillasWARNING: An Electoral Coup is Underway

PoliticoClinton campaign backs call for intelligence briefing before Electoral College vote

Lessig: 20 Trump electors could flip

The HillElectors want briefing on Russian interference

Electors won’t get intelligence briefing: report

Zero HedgeReport: House Intelligence Committee Abruptly Cancels Briefing After CIA Declined to Attend

Another Day in the EmpireCongressman calls out CIA on its refusal to provide evidence on Russia election hack

Paul Craig RobertsA CIA-led Coup Against American Democracy Is Unfolding Before Our Eyes

N.Y. PostElectors are being harassed, threatened in bid to stop Trump

Nice try, but no cigar – as of 4:17 PM CST, December 19, Texas made it official: Trump received the necessary votes to assume the presidency on January 20, 2017, as 36 of the 38 Texas Electors cast their votes for Trump…

Texas TribuneTexas electors cast 36 votes for Trump, 1 for Kasich, 1 for Ron Paul

Voting for Kasich…

N.Y. Times (Christopher Suprun, Op-Ed) – Why I Will Not Cast My Electoral Vote for Donald Trump

Blackmail? – Looks like somebody called the bluff for him…

GotNewsEXPOSED: Anti-Trump Faithless Elector @TheChrisSuprun Paid For Ashley Madison While Bankrupt & Married w/ 3 Kids

In the end, however, there were more “faithless” to Clinton, leaving Colin Powell, who wasn’t in the running, to come in third with 3 Electoral votes…

The Olympian4 Washington electors pick candidate other than Clinton

And in a first for a Native American…

Seattle TimesMeet Faith Spotted Eagle, who received one Washington elector’s presidential vote

The attempted Electoral College coup was then as much a failure for Clinton and her allies as the recounts. The talking point among Trump supporters has been that Jill Stein, in challenging the results, must be an agent for Clinton; but there is nothing nefarious in the desire to audit and confirm the election process – see interview of Bob Fitrakis in the Columbus Free Press. Had the Trump camp not attempted to block it – with some success in doing so in Michigan and Pennsylvania – more irregularities may have been exposed. Though anomalies cut both ways – see Black Box Voting News Briefs – the net 131 gained for Trump in Wisconsin may have been supplemented elsewhere…

PoliticoTrump allies try to freeze recount efforts

Detroit NewsHalf of Detroit votes may be ineligible for recount

Records: Too many votes in 37% of Detroit’s precincts

The numbers coming from Pennsylvania have been unclear – initially Clinton was reported to have gained over 20,000 votes, though it has been claimed that most of these were due to an exorbitant percentage of the absentee ballots suspiciously coming in her favor (Gateway Pundit). As the recounts were incomplete, however, this issue is left unresolved. In any event, where gains for Clinton might have been expected, there was little…

Billy PennThe Philly recount is done, and it didn’t help Hillary much at all

Higgins News NetworkMilwaukee Wisconsin Recount Hillary Clinton Vote Fraud Anomalies?

Wisconsin State JournalCompleted Wisconsin recount widens Donald Trump’s lead by 131 votes

Lakeland Times (Minoqua, WI) – After the recount, the open-record requests begin

WSB-TV (Atlanta) – Georgia secretary of state says cyberattacks traced to DHS addresses

HNNGeorgia Finds 9 More DHS Attempts To Hack State Election System

On the dyslexia of history: in 1963 Louisiana was a hub of activities for the CIA’s Operation Mongoose, approved by President John F. Kennedy and supervised by his brother, Robert, whose object was the overthrow of Fidel Castro – by assassination if necessary. Castro survived the numerous attempts to kill him; Jack Kennedy however perished in a hail of bullets fired by Mongoose operative suspects in late November of that year. In late November 2016, Fidel Castro passed away from natural causes at the age of 90, subsequent to which a new Jack Kennedy defeated an opponent whose initials are F.C. to become the junior U.S. Senator for the State of Louisiana…

Times-PicayuneJohn Kennedy defeats Foster Campbell for Louisiana’s open U.S. Senate seat

N.Y. PostStudent arrested after bringing weapons into Trump Tower

TwitterCircling military plane leaves New Yorkers asking questions

DNAinfoMysterious Manhattan Military Flyover Was Trump Rescue Exercise: Sources

WISN (Milwaukee) – Black Panthers hold ‘human rights tribunal’ in Sherman Park

InfowarsTrumpocalypse? Suddenly Liberals Are The Ones Stockpiling Food, Guns And Emergency Supplies

It’s looking like 1920’s Wiemar Germany again: but instead of brown-shirts vs red-shirts, it is MAGA-heads vs snowflakes…

/pol/ – Politically Incorrect (4plebs) – REPORT ALL “ARTSPACES” AND ILLEGAL VENUES TO CRUSH THE RADICAL LEFT

The_Donald (Reddit) – 4chan called it a day BEFORE it happened… “PIZZAGATE FALSEFLAG INCOMING” — “someone is going to attack either Alefantis or a podesta brother. The media will use this as a means to justify censorship. Screencap this post” – In case it goes away: WayBackMachine – The original but now 404’d 4chan post archived at 4plebs

AangirfanPIZZAGATE PART 2 – UPDATED 6 DECEMBER 2016PART THREE – UPDATED 25 DECEMBER 2016

Another lead in tracing the “Roy Cohn coup” (see our previous editions of Nov. 7, Nov. 18, Dec. 8). In the following (at time-stamp 39:50) Ed Opperman comments on Trump’s personal security chief Keith Schiller and his history with the NYPD and Blackwater…

Opperman Report (Spreaker) – PizzaGate Child Trafficking Allegations: William Ramsey & Kurt Richard Haskell

Rense (Yoichi Shimatsu) – PizzaGate Is A Giant Step For Investigative Journalism

In spring 2007 immediately before departing to Portugal to fetch a prize, Tony Podesta had purchased a 7-bath house with swimming pool in the Kalorama area of Washington D.C. for a mere $3.9 million. At exactly the same moment, for a cool $1.7 million, James Achilles Alefantis (the owner-operator of Comet Ping Pong Pizza) and his partner James Brock, the anti-Trump editor of Media Matters attack site, bought a 6-bedroom rowhouse in the same neighborhood as Podesta..

A few years later, in early 2012, while the British police were starting to trace the Maddie McCann kidnapping to America, David Brock paid an out-of-court settlement of $850,000 to an ex-lover named William Grey, who threatened to tell all to law enforcement authorities. To raise the money to silence what he called “blackmail”, Brock sold his house in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, at huge profit for more than $1 million to a realtor in McLean, Virginia, where coincidentally the CIA Langley headquarters is located. Oddly, the new owner tore down the valuable house but did not erect another structure, leaving the expensive lot empty. So that raises the obvious question: Were their little bodies buried below the basement?

See FOX News of February 27, 2012 on the 850G settlement.

Voat (redberries) – Max Maccoby represented James Alefantis and David Brock for the $850,000 blackmail case

We have connected James Alefantis with wanted child-trafficker Laura Silsby

(ShockDoctrine101) – Clinton’s State Department Cover-up of Pedophilia

(LordFucker) – James Alefantis / Scott Driscoll – What. The. Fuck.

(redditsuckz) – Alefantis Kill Room Found – The Pajama Factory Same Brick Walls as Instagram Photos – Womans Body was found 2013

(spoor) – Alefantis’ project PEGASUS, summary and many new details including a pizzagate reaction by a PEGASUS employee and a voat site video report

(dontkillmehillary) – I know this might be obvious… but holy crap, they are moving them by BOAT

For continuous updates on human trafficking stories: Global Incident Map

(DominicTesla) – I Think I found the connection between the Norway Pedophile Network and the Clinton Foundation via HEAL AFRICA!!!

Nordic PagePedophile Abuse Network Operation “Darkroom” Shakes Norway

ExpressPolice fly to Falklands to help with historical ‘child abuse’ investigation

Daily CallerFBI New York Field Office Told To Continue Clinton Foundation Probe

Your one stop shop for all docs relating to Clinton Foundation: CF-GATE

FOX NewsFBI warrant released in Clinton email case

Washington TimesFBI feared Abedin’s laptop had been hacked, contained secret emails: warrant

A missing link found in a Sept. 5 Townhall story?…

Voat (doubletake) – Is Weiner’s Laptop the same laptop as Hillary’s Lost CF Laptop? Breaking News: Sept. 5.

WaPo (John Podesta) – Something is deeply broken at the FBI

Law NewzJohn Podesta: FBI Didn’t Tell Him About Hack Until After Emails Leaked

Who really cares what this doddering old creep thinks, but perhaps this is his last word…

The Bedford Pound Ridge Record ReviewMr. President, one more question

If the Democratic Party wants a future, here it is…

Congresswoman Tulsi GabbardRep. Tulsi Gabbard Introduces Legislation to Stop Arming Terrorists

Black Agenda ReportGabbard’s Law: To End War on Terror, Stop Arming Terrorists

And into the dustbin of history…

World Net DailyHillary pleads to dismiss Benghazi lawsuit

The often overlooked back story of Benghazi has been the arming of terrorists via a weapons pipeline from Libya to Syria, as facilitated by the CIA and Hillary’s State department. Only now is the mess they created being rolled back…

Middle East EyeAleppo fighting stops; residents prepared for evacuation

Fort Russ (translating Русская весна) – ALEPPO LIBERATED: Syria claims final victory, Assad congratulates troops

Moon of AlabamaMSM Create #Fakenews Storm As Rebel Aleppo Vanishes

Syria – Killing Journos Enabled “Media Activist” Domination – Intended Effect?

IndependentEgyptian police arrest five people for using children to stage fake ‘Aleppo’ footage

Fars NewsSo-Called ‘Aleppo Twitter Girl’ Has Nothing to Do with Her Tweets

21st Century Wire‘President’ Raed Saleh’s Terrorist Connections within White Helmet Leadership

At Least 14 US Coalition Military Officers Captured by Syrian Special Forces in East Aleppo Bunker

SeemorerocksThree intrepid heroines bring you the truth about Syria

The SakerThe second fall of Palmyra: what happened and how will the Syrian-Russian-Iranian alliance respond?

AntiwarUS Admits to Possible Civilian Casualties; 263 Killed in IraqFighting Resumes in Mosul; 106 Killed in Iraq – Triple Bombing in Mosul Suburb; 118 Killed in IraqBombers Targeting Baghdad; 41 Killed in IraqArtillery Fire Strikes Civilians in Mosul; 154 Killed in Iraq

Daily SabahTurkey seeks to end NATO patrols in Aegean Sea

The SunTERROR IN TURKEY At least 38 killed including 30 police officers by two bombs in ‘inhuman terror attack’ at Besiktas football stadium in Istanbul

Penny for your thoughtsIstanbul Bomb Blasts- TAK/PKK Takes Ownership

Centcom: US Backed SDF (90%+ Kurds) Initiate Next Phase of Raqqa Isolation (Annexation?)

AINATurkey Bus Blast Kills 13 Soldiers, Leaves Dozens Injured

Newsbud (Filip Kovacevic) – Russia-Turkey Work on Reconciliation, While Chinese & Syrian Nationals Acquire Real Estate in Moscow

ReutersRussia, Iran and Turkey to hold Syria talks in Moscow on Tuesday

Monday…

Fort RussRussian Ambassador to Turkey shot dead in Ankara

Daily Sabah (via Twitter) – A gunman tried to enter the US Embassy in Ankara, police neutralised the attacker and took him into custody

Erdoğan says attack on Russian envoy provocation to harm Turkey-Russia normalization

Turkish MinutePro-gov’t media blame US, Gülen for assassination of Russian ambassador

Al MonitorErdogan accuses US, West of supporting terrorists in Syria

DEBKAfileRussian ambassador killed by Nusra jihadist

Jerusalem PostDoes the Arab world view Russian ambassador’s assassination as a trigger to a 3rd world war?

HurriyetRussia, Turkey and Iran agree on joint Syria action

IndependentSenior Russian diplomat shot dead in flat in Moscow hours before assassination of ambassador in Turkey

Middle East EyeRussia and Turkey’s future ties: Background of ambassador’s killer is crucial

Mosque attack: Zurich gunman wounds three

Truck ploughs into Berlin Christmas market, killing at least 12

Berlin Christmas market attacker ‘still armed and at large’ after suspect released

Die WeltLkw rast in Weihnachtsmarkt – Neun Tote – Polizei spricht von Anschlag

TelegraphBerlin terror attack: Tunisian suspect was investigated over earlier terror plot

The SunPATH TO JIHAD? Extraordinary picture shows ‘Berlin terror trucker arriving with other migrants on Italian island in 2011’ – as he is gunned down in Milan street shootout by rookie cop

IndependentSaudi Arabia and Gulf states ‘support Islamic extremism in Germany,’ intelligence report finds

IntelNewsGerman and British spy services in ‘biggest rift’ since World War II, claim sources

AFP (via Yahoo) – Putin urges Russian nuclear weapons boost

Donald J. Trump (Twitter) – The United States must greatly strengthen and expand its nuclear capability until such time as the world comes to its senses regarding nukes

The HillTrump shares letter from Putin: ‘His thoughts are so correct’

Strategic CultureUS Army Deploys Tanks to Europe Ratcheting Up Tensions with Russia

APRussia arms Serbia amid tensions with NATO

Baltic TimesEstonian embassy in Minsk becomes NATO Contact Point Embassy

TASSUkrainian forces prepare for launching offensive in Debaltsevo ― LPR

Alert 5Cockpit video of Ukrainian Su-25s firing Kh-25 air-to-surface missiles

Fort RussSudden Ukrainian offensive in Lugansk ends in heavy losses, retreat

(translating Новороссия) – Ukrainian troops shoot civilians at Gorlovka checkpoint, shell DPR positions

Novorossia TodayUkrainian hostile army shelled DPR territory 224 times

Caucasian KnotSix people killed in shootout in Grozny

Fars news AgencyCivil Defense Official Warns of New US Cyber Attack against Iran

Washington Free BeaconIran Stages Massive War Drills In Show of ‘Supremacy’

Intelligence OnlineSaudi Arabia tries to sideline Oman from GCC

Middle East EyeYemen on verge of ‘absolute collapse’ suggests report

Zero HedgeDid Satellites Expose A Secret American Drone Hangar In A Saudi Desert?

Indicating a continuity of the shift from “Gladio A” to “Gladio B” (as revealed by Sibel Edmonds in 2013 on the Corbett Report)…

N.Y. Times (AP) – Ex-Death Squad Hit Man in Spain Arrested in Jihadi Probe

For a more thorough treatment, see the Spanish language communist blog…

Odio de ClaseUn pistolero ultraderechista de los GAL detenido en Segovia por enrolarse en el ISIS

Japan Times (AFP/JIJI) – U.S. forces wrap up operations against Islamic State in Sirte

Malta IndependentHijackers surrender – PM; hijackers had identical ‘replica’ weapons – government

ReutersMalta hijack ends peacefully as Gaddafi loyalists surrender

Maghreb ConfidentialHaftar uses Moldavian airbridge

BloombergRussia Urges Libya Leadership Role for UN-Defying Military Chief

African AgendaFake Famine and Humanitarian Intervention in Nigeria

Le MondeBritish spying: tentacles reach across Africa’s heads of states and business leaders

West Africa NewsletterFrance trains African troops

TruthoutCommandos Without Borders: The US’s Elite Troops Partner With African Forces but Pursue US Aims

War is BoringHere’s a Snapshot of Some of the Pentagon’s Shadowy Wars

ThereAreNoSunglasses (citing Pakistan’s Express Tribune) – Russia Reports More Incidents of Outside Helicopters Rescuing Besieged Taliban

IntelNewsNew director appointed to head Pakistan’s all-powerful intelligence agency

Defense NewsDeal Breathes New Life Into France’s Space-Surveillance Radar

China.orgJapan covets PLA jets’ radar frequency amid harassment

RTPutin, Abe agree on joint Russia-Japan activities on Kuril Islands

US ‘ready to confront’ Beijing over South China Sea, as satellite photos show ‘militarization’

Alert 5 (translating 81.cn) – China says defense weapons on artificial islands are just slingshots

IndependentChina seizes US Navy underwater drone in international waters of South China Sea

ThereAreNoSunglassesChinese Navy Grabs Underwater Drone From USNS Bowditch, Caught Mapping S. China Sea “Battle Space”

ReutersChina returns underwater drone, U.S. condemns ‘unlawful’ seizure

China holds first live-fire drills with aircraft carrier, warships

FOX NewsChina flies nuclear-capable bomber in South China Sea after Trump Taiwan call, US officials say

Japan TimesMSDF spots China’s first aircraft carrier sailing into the Pacific

Press TVMinivan plows into market in Chinese capital, killing 4

South Korea’s Park Geun-hye goes down…

Yonhap News AgencyPassage of impeachment motion heralds another period of political turbulence

S. Korea checking report on Park’s letter to ex-N.K. leader

USFK commander says no delay in THAAD deployment

ReutersNorth Korea still struggling with nuclear missile re-entry: U.S. official

UPIReport: North Korea tested a sub-launched missile in December

Strategic Culture (Wayne Madsen) – The War Between Globalists and Populists

DWMacedonia: Ex-PM threatens foreign ambassadors, NGOs

teleSURWhy Are Venezuela 100-Bolivar Bills Accumulating in Colombia?

Venezuela to Close Colombia Border for 72 Hours to Combat Currency Smuggling

Trump Meets Mexico Foe Slim Over Dinner, Calls Him ‘Great Guy’

LiveLeakMassive fireworks explosion in Mexican market.

Fort Russ (translating РИА Новости) – Trump’s ExxonMobil CEO Secretary of State Pick Received “Order of Friendship” from Putin

N.Y. TimesI.M.F. Stands by Christine Lagarde, Convicted of Negligence

ReutersUkraine’s largest bank rescued by state, Poroshenko urges depositors to stay calm

Dutch court rules Crimean gold treasures must be returned to Kiev

ExpressMystery as NATO Auditor General is found shot dead in suspicious circumstances

Zero HedgeWall Street Reacts To The OPEC/NOPEC Deal: “Saudis Are Wrong To Think US Shale Won’t Respond”

Saudis Threaten To Move Aramco IPO Elsewhere Due To “Concerns” Over Trump, Sept 11 Law

AFP (via Yahoo) – Saudi Arabia lobbies US over 9/11 law

Florida BulldogNew FBI document shows active probe of support network for 9/11 hijackers in 2012

RTObama orders full Senate Torture Report kept secret for 12 years

ShadowproofObama’s Legacy: Institutionalizing Assassination Complex For Any President To Play Judge, Jury, And Executioner

Strategy PageSpecial Operations: More Mystery Options For JSOC

Capital GazetteFormer NSA head: Employees leaving agency for private sector

ReutersThyssenKrupp secrets stolen in ‘massive’ cyber attack

Zero HedgeBilderberg Website Taken Over By Anonymous Hackers

Another billion hacked…

Yahoo!Important Security Information for Yahoo Users

ReutersYahoo email scan shows U.S. spy push to recast constitutional privacy

GoogleSharing National Security Letters with the Public

Zero HedgeObama Quietly Signs The “Countering Disinformation And Propaganda Act” Into Law

Daily CallerHuman Tracking Bill Passes House

FOX13‘MormonWikileaks’ website launched, seeking transparency in LDS Church

SputnikNewest Theory Says Lost City of Atlantis Located in Antarctica

Statesman Journal (Salem, OR) – Fukushima radiation has reached U.S. shores

APUN: Threat of a hacking attack on nuclear plants is growing

CERNALPHA observes light spectrum of antimatter for first time

Tracing the provenance of Pizzagate… Fake news… Spook news… much, much more…

…among our headlines of interest, November into December, 2016…

In the aftermath of what we called “the Roy Cohn coup,” as the FBI and NYPD investigations of Anthony Wiener’s laptop were called off, the independent Internet sleuths continued in their investigation of what has become known as Pizzagate, with varying degrees of skill and validity…

PizzaGate.pressPizzaGate The Open Source Investigation

Millennium ReportPizzagateHuge Breakthrough in D.C. Pedophilia Ring

Trueearth#PizzaGate (Plus Current Events/Intel Compilation)

Divine CosmosENDGAME: Disclosure and the Final Defeat of the Cabal

The implications could fly in both directions…

AangirfanPIZZA GATE – SHOCK REVELATIONS

It was inevitable that the citizen journalists would put boots on the ground…

Yeter yuplo (Youtube) – Dinner at Comet Pizza. PIZZAGATE 1/3

Alex Jones Channel (Youtube) – Pizza Gate Takes Over Social Media

@JackPosobiec would soon be followed by an overzealous militant…

Washington PostN.C. man told police he went to D.C. pizzeria with gun to investigate conspiracy theory

‘We’re going to put a bullet in your head’: #PizzaGate threats terrorize D.C. shop owners

Voat.coComet Ping Pong shooter has previously lived in Haiti and his father worked as an executive director for Protect-A-Child, a non-profit organization to prevent abuse and abduction of children.

IMDbEdgar Maddison Welch

Lone nut or staged, the ‘alt-right’ is backing off the story…

Planet Free WillMilo Yiannopoulos Told Not to Speak of “Pizzagate” During Miami University Lecture

Washington TimesTrump camp confirms Michael Flynn Jr. off transition team as questions mount after Pizzagate tweets

D.C. power-player tied to Podesta blasts ‘insane’ Reddit sleuthing on sex-trafficking ring

The_Donald (Reddit) – Announcement: In regards to today’s shutdown of r/pizzagate

SlatePizzerias in Austin and New York Are Now Also Being Accused of Abetting Satanic Pedophilia

Wayne Madsen ReportWhen “Fake News” turns deadly

American EverymanOf Course “Pizzagate” Was a Distraction/Disinfo Psyop from the Beginning

Some provenance on the story: the key of the alleged pizza/pedophile code traces back to an @JaredWyand tweet: Search all Podesta emails for these keywords. We are uncovering a child sex ring. (2:06 PM – 3 Nov 2016) in reference to – and less than an hour following – the announcement of WikiLeaksThe Podesta Emails Part 28 – DoJ/FBI/Huma special (1:17 PM – 3 Nov 2016). The code terms were then examined in a now deleted 4chan thread., some of which has been copied into a Nov. 4 YourNewsWire article, WikiLeaks: Pedophile ‘Code Words’ Found In Podesta Emails. We have long considered YourNewsWire to be a disinfo site.

[1/19/17 edit – the Nov. 3 4chan thread is archived here: http://archive.4plebs.org/pol/thread/95902800/ where the code is partially listed at 13:41:57. It is also debated whether “cheese pizza” = child porn originated at 4chan itself and is not a terminology used by practicing pedophiles. On a Nov. 2 4chan thread – where the pizza memes begin – reference is made to an 8ch thread where the hotdog and pizza terms are discussed. We are unable to locate an archive of the thread. This then would predate the @JaredWyand tweet by a day, though he may be one of the anon 8ch/4chan commenters.]

For a genuine list of terms associated with dark web pedophilia searches, see Vehovar et al…

Measurements and Analysis of P2P Activity Against Paedophile Content Project (2009) – An Empirical Investigation of Paedophile Keywords i n eDonkey P2P Network

Be forewarned, it is an extremely unpleasant list to contemplate, but there are no pizzas or pasta or hotdogs among the terms. How then did Jared Wyand get his pizza code and so promptly recognize its purported relevance within an hour of the release of volume 28 of the emails? We don’t know much about this fellow; but as noted by Andrew Anglin at…

Daily StormerTop Right-Wing Tweeter Jared Wyand Goes Full-1488, Condemns Jews

This is a mainstream Republican account, followed by the likes of Sean Hannity, Ann Coulter, Paul Nehlen, Roger Stone and Kim Dotcom.

Roger Stone has reportedly been in contact with Julian Assange, and as early as August was anticipating an October surprise…

Roll Call (Aug. 9) – Roger Stone Claims To Be In Contact With WikiLeaks Founder

“Well, it could be any number of things. I actually have communicated with Assange,” Stone said. “I believe the next tranche of his documents pertain to the Clinton Foundation but there’s no telling what the October surprise may be.”

There is, moreover, an unnamed intermediary between Stone and Assange who met the latter in London and who therefore could have passed along key details of the emails beyond the surveillance of electronic communication…

Guardian (Nov. 2) – Trump adviser reveals how Assange ally warned him about leaked Clinton emails

Roger Stone, a longtime unofficial adviser to the Republican presidential nominee, 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”, he told the Guardian in an interview. Stone claims his American source, whom he declined to identify, has met with Assange, the WikiLeaks founder, in London and is a “mutual friend” of Stone and Assange.

The WikiLeaks source, Stone said, is not tied in any way to the Trump campaign but has served as a back channel for Stone, who is an outside adviser to the Republican presidential candidate, allowing the adviser to tweet and comment very broadly prior to some key WikiLeaks disclosures.

Did Stone then mediate with Wyand, cueing him in on the terms to be associated (however spuriously) with pedophilia? The use of the terms in the emails is indeed strange enough, in the awkward context of ‘playing dominos’ on cheese and such; this would suggest that some kind of code is being used. The actual referents of the terms however are unknown; this leaves open an opportunity for a hostile third party to make outrageous suggestions. We can only speculate, but given Stone’s reputation as a master of dirty tricks since the Nixon administration, and given his mutual relationship with Roy Cohn and Donald Trump, we think it not too much of a stretch.

N.Y. PostTrump won’t pursue charges against Clinton

Is this the first campaign promise Trump is dropping? See our Nov. 18 edition, The Roy Cohn Coup…, for the apparent deal that was struck on the Sunday before the election. Dropping the investigation may have been one of the terms of the deal.

AP (Nov. 27, 1:20 PM)- The Latest: Priebus says Clinton, Trump teams ‘cut a deal’

Donald Trump’s incoming chief of staff suggests Hillary Clinton is backing away from a deal worked out between the two presidential campaigns on how the loser would concede to the winner.

Reince Priebus tells “Fox News Sunday” that Clinton’s team “cut a deal” with Trump’s team specifying that once The Associated Press called the race in favor of one candidate, the other would call within 15 minutes to concede…

The HillObama urged Clinton to concede on election night

Zero HedgeTrump “Exploded” At Media Execs During Off-The-Record Meeting: “It Was A F–king Firing Squad”

McClatchyDCDonald Trump met with Bernie Sanders supporter Tulsi Gabbard

Japan TimesTrump vows to quit TPP ‘on day one’

XinhuaChina renews call for building FTAAP as economic globalization falters

CryptogonJapanese Earthquake

ENE NewsEmergency at Fukushima after major M7.4 quake — Workers evacuated as tsunami hits nuke plants — Public told “Please Flee Immediately” — “Cooling systems at reactor FAILED… Fears nuclear waste may leak” — Prime Minister: We must grasp extent of damage — Officials warn of more powerful quakes

MirrorTeenager films ‘meteorite’ burning across sky following Japanese earthquake

RTRussia deploys newest anti-ship missiles to Kuril Islands

The SunVLAD’S DRONE NAVY Russia testing new drones that could scramble sonars in the English Channel and allow nuclear submarines to enter UNDETECTED

Prague Daily MonitorGov’t approves overflights of US giant spy drones

CBS NewsRussia responds to NATO advance with missiles in its Europe enclave

ExpressBritain backs out of sending missiles to Estonia to combat Russian threat

RT11 NATO states take part in massive ‘Iron Sword’ drills in Lithuania

TASSS-400 missile systems put on combat duty in northwestern Russia

Senator warns Ukraine against missile-firing exercise in Russian airspace

UAWireRussia deploys anti-ballistic missile systems to Crimea ahead of Ukrainian missile tests

Alert 5S-300V4 in Crimea

ExpressBraced for WAR: Putin sends warships to Crimea as Ukraine begins missile tests

Zero HedgeNATO-Member Turkey In Talks To Buy Russian Anti-Missile System While Erdogan Slams Obama

Penny for your thoughtsBetraying Turkey:Germany & US Leaving Incirlik/ Pulling Out Personnel/Scouting Alternative Locales

Middle East News Service#Wikileaks : 57,934 emails from Erdogan’s son in law now leaked and prove that Turkey processed ISIS oil. #BeratsBox

Fort Russ (translating Русская весна) – Syrian Air Force strikes Turkish forces

Al MonitorDid IS kill Turkish troops in Syria?

Daily SabahErdoğan, Putin discuss Syria over phone second time in two days

HurriyetTurkey entered Syria to end al-Assad’s rule: President Erdoğan

Fort Russ (translating РИА Новости) – Erdogan suddenly “declares war” on Syria, Russia demands an explanation

(translating KATEHON) – Israel bombs Damascus suburb

Al MonitorSaudi-Egypt crisis leaves Israel concerned

Middle East EyeEgypt’s Sisi backs Syria’s Assad as opposition talks planned for Paris

Syrian forces storm southeast Aleppo as UN warns of rebel capitulation

‘Aleppo must not fall’: US allies to flood city with anti-aircraft missiles

Fort Russ (translating РИА Новости) – Aleppo ‘moderates’ shell Russian hospital, killing doctor and injuring RT journalist

(translating Русская весна) – ALEPPO OFFENSIVE: Terrorists surrender, evacuated from ‘Aleppo cauldron’

NewsbudEast Aleppo Civilians Describe How ‘Rebels’ Prevented Them from Leaving

Russia, Iran, China, Egypt, Turkey: The Endgame in Syria?

Consortium NewsUS House Seeks Syria-War Escalation

IndependentSyria civil war: All eyes on strategic town of al-Bab, marking a crucial new phase in the conflict

Daily Star‘Kill them before they come home’ 200 Brit Jihadis on SAS kill list

Antiwar – Iraqi Warplanes Bomb al-Qaim Market, Killing 55 Civilians –  Bombers Successful in Mosul, Baghdad; 129 Killed in IraqAttacks on Mosul Civilians Continue; 115 Killed in Iraq192 Killed in Iraq; Explosion at ISIS Storage Facility Kills Dozens

Kalifa Hafter – a suspected CIA asset (Blacklisted News) – now tilting towards Moscow?…

DEBKAfileNew Putin move to win a military base in Libya

Middle East MonitorRussia to supply Libya’s Haftar with arms in exchange for military base

Al Masdar NewsHouthi forces capture two Saudi military sites near Najran

Intelligence OnlineHouthi go to Baghdad

PKK falls into Tehran’s arms

Al MonitorIranian navy ‘enters Atlantic for first time’ — or did it?

Financial Post  – OPEC poised for output cut as Saudis bow to U.S. shale

Tehran TimesOPEC deal: Iran turns the tables on Saudis

ReutersHow Putin, Khamenei and Saudi prince got OPEC deal done

Iran warns of retaliation if U.S. breaches nuclear deal

SputnikJapan to Give Iran $2.1 Million for Nuclear Security to Help Lift Sanctions

BloombergDestructive Hacks Strike Saudi Arabia, Posing Challenge to Trump

Daily CallerSaudi Arabia Is Astroturfing America To Roll Back 9/11 Law

N.Y. TimesSaudis Bankroll Taliban, Even as King Officially Supports Afghan Government

teleSURAfrican Groups to Sue Sarkozy and UN for ‘Destabilization’

FOX NewsTurkish leader threatens to open migrant floodgate to Europe

GefiraNGOs are smuggling immigrants into Europe on an industrial scale

ExpressNO COMPROMISE: Juncker says it’s more federalisation or nothing as he renews EU army call

HaaretzReport: Dutch Secret Service Investigated Far-right Leader’s Ties to Israel

Medium (Nafeez Ahmed) – How Jo Cox’s killer and Donald Trump were radicalised by a global web of Nazi power

Daily StarRussia, USA and China are prepping for all-out SPACE WAR

FOX NewsChina flew nuclear-capable bombers around Taiwan before Trump call with Taiwanese president

New Zealand HeraldJohn Key resigns as Prime Minister of New Zealand, cites family reasons for leaving

Clinton crime family reasons?…

Investment Watch BlogNew Zealand Prime Minister resigns after getting caught giving $13.7 million in taxpayer money to the Clinton Foundation…. Merkel gave 5 million to the Clinton Foundation during our election!

ReutersMinister at center of Brazil’s latest scandal quits

Radio HavanaCuban Revolution Leader Fidel Castro Dies at 90

Donald J. Trump (Twitter) – Fidel Castro is dead!

CSO OnlineWebsite taking donations for the assassination of Donald Trump and Mike Pence

ReutersTexas manhunt seeks killer of policeman; four U.S. police shot on same day

Police fire water cannon at Dakota pipeline protesters in freezing weather

Free Thought Project13yo Girl Shot in the Face, Tribal Elder in Critical Condition as Police Assault DAPL Protesters

ReutersTrump advisors aim to privatize oil-rich Indian reservations

U.S. veterans to form human shield at Dakota pipeline protest

U.S. ArmyArmy will not grant easement for Dakota Access Pipeline crossing

L.A.Times – Secessionists formally launch quest for California independence

New York MagazineExperts Urge Clinton Campaign to Challenge Election Results in 3 Swing States

NBC NewsGreen Party’s Jill Stein Raises Millions for Election Recount

WaPoClinton campaign will participate in Wisconsin recount, with an eye on ‘outside interference,’ lawyer says

BreitbartFlashback: George Soros Financed Hillary Clinton’s Recount Lawyer Marc Elias

Philadelphia EnquirerStein campaign files Pennsylvania recount suit

Milwaukee Journal-SentinelStein sues after Wisconsin refuses to order hand recounts

Detroit Free PressJill Stein explains rationale of Michigan presidential recount request

RTRecount battles: Michigan hand recount ordered; Stein sues in Pennsylvania 

APFederal judge halts recount, sealing Trump’s Michigan win

Wall Street on ParadeBombshell Dropped in Federal Court: Proof of a Silver Market “Mafia” Among Big Banks

Trump Picks Ex-Goldman Banker, Steve Mnuchin, Known as ‘King of Foreclosures’ to Head Treasury

Zero HedgeJamie Dimon Named Chairman Of Business Roundtable Scoring Another Key D.C. Post For Wall Street

Wayne Madsen ReportColonel Westhusing still haunts David Petraeus

The Secret SunMithras Rising: W, Hey Xe, and Cincinnatus

USA TodayTrump kicks off ‘thank you’ tour in Cincinnati

Fake news…

The Russians are hacking! The Russians are hacking!

Zero HedgeCNN Accidentally Airs 30 Minutes Of Hard Core, Transsexual Porn

Washington PostRussian propaganda effort helped spread ‘fake news’ during election, experts say (“experts” cited: PropOrNot and War on the Rocks)

The laugh line: “They want to essentially erode faith in the U.S. government or U.S. government interests…” The Russians need not lift a finger; these institutions (including the WaPo) have already done enough to discredit themselves, as more and more Americans are finally directing a critical eye towards that which they have blindly trusted in the past. Hallelujah.

U.S. News and World ReportPublications Called Russian-Propaganda Distributors Consider Suing Anonymous ‘Experts’

Wall Street on ParadeWe Demand That The Washington Post Retract Its Propaganda Story Defaming Naked Capitalism and Other Sites and Issue an Apology

WaPoWashington Post Appends Editor’s Note to Russian Propaganda Story

RTHouse passes intelligence bill aimed at thwarting Russia’s ‘influence over people & govts’

Putin on teleportation: ‘We should have kept the West believing we’re on it!’

Daily BellRand Corp. Blasts ‘Truth Decay’ – Wants Facts Determined by Appropriate Leaders

Internet Censorship in US and Europe Is Coordinated

Financial TimesSocial media groups join forces to counter online terror content

Zero HedgeTrump Bypasses Media With Direct YouTube/Twitter Distribution As Feud With Mainstream Outlets Rages

Blacklisted NewsDAPL: Gov’t Using No-Fly Zone to Suppress Journalism

Waking TimesFirst Study on Vaccinated vs. Unvaccinated Children Pulled from Web

SHTFPlanThis Is the Purge We All Knew Was Coming: “Shutting Down Extremist Content”

LiveLeak#PizzaGate BANNED from YouTube

Global Research (Michel Chossudovsky) – Who is Behind “Fake News”? Mainstream Media Use Fake Videos and Images

Washington’s BlogWho’s the Biggest Peddler of Fake News?

‘Fake news’? CIA Director admitted to US Senate ~400 agents dictate fake news to manipulate Americans for rogue state empire, easily documented as ongoing ‘corporate media.’ This includes fake news to ‘cover’ US assassinations of President Kennedy, Robert Kennedy, Martin King

Free Thought ProjectGoogle Is Funding a “Ministry of Truth” With Corporate Media Outlets Known for Deadly Deception

How Fake News Spreads — Corporate Media Spread Story of ‘Active Shooter’ During a Knife Attack

All the way to the Mossad newsroom (now dead links, as captured by RSS feed)…

DEBKAfileAt least 8 injured in shooting at Ohio State University November 28, 2016, 6:00 PM (IDT) Ohio State University is in lockdown and students advised to stay in place and shelter after 8 people were taken to hospital from a shooting on the north campus…

Ohio State U shooter is dead November 28, 2016, 7:18 PM (IDT) The gunman who injured eight people at Ohio State University was shot dead by police…

Spook news…

InterceptDrowning in Information: NSA Revelations From 262 Spy Documents

WikiLeaksWikiLeaks releases more than half a million US diplomatic cables from the momentous year of 1979 – the by-line is Julian Assange, putting to rest the rumors (churning since mid-October: Conservative Daily Post) of his demise?

RegatedJulian Assange Unseen And Unheard From – Timeline Of Events

Does this convince?…

Anonymous (Soundcloud) – Julian Assange FCM16 Full Interview Audio – Skeptics are still unsatisfied, see comments, also at WhereIsAssange (Reddit)

Perhaps the DNA sample collected by the Swedish prosecutor Ingrid Isgren at the Ecuadoran embassy “earlier this month” (Reuters) came from a corpse, and the interview conducted is a forgery – oddly, however, the transcript is to be sent to Swedish authorities in mid-December, says the Swedish authority who conducted the interview…

Washington TimesEcuador says no ‘quick way out’ for Julian Assange after embassy interrogation

A quick way out?…

RTUN ruling to free WikiLeaks’ Assange to stand after British appeal rejected

International Business TimesWikileaks releases founder Julian Assange’s testimony given to Swedish prosecutors on rape allegations

Meanwhile, WikiLeaks keeps churning away…

Berat’s Box

The Yemen Files

German BND-NSA Inquiry Exhibits

The HBGary Emails

The latter on the occasion of the release of Barrett Brown…

Long Island PressImprisoned Journalist & Whistleblower Barrett Brown Released

SputnikJournalist Barrett Brown Speaks After Release from Prison

TechDirtTrump’s Picks For AG & CIA Happy To Undermine Civil Liberties, Increase Surveillance

In His Final Days, Obama Quietly Expands War Powers Before Handing Them Off To Trump

BloombergFBI and NSA Poised to Gain New Surveillance Powers Under Trump

Privacy SOSBoston Police Department plans to buy $1.4m social media spying tool

Daily MailThe ‘Shazam for faces’: World’s first facial recognition for smartphones can identify people automatically

Intelligence OnlineFake Wi-Fi hotspot replaces IMSI catcher

InterceptTITANPOINTE The NSA’s Spy Hub in New York, Hidden in Plain Sight

ElectrospacesData sharing systems used within the Five Eyes partnership

Washington PostTrump turning away intelligence briefers since election win

Pentagon and intelligence community chiefs have urged Obama to remove the head of the NSA

Army Special Forces soldiers killed in Jordan were working for the CIA

Matthew Aid (American Enterprise Institute) – Turkish Intelligence Service Now Operating in the U.S. Against Erdogan’s Political Opponents

(AP) – CIA Director John Brennan Visits Albania

Maghreb ConfidentialWoolsey is Trump’s “sherpa” in Morocco

IntelNewsIran arrests 12 nuclear negotiators on espionage charges

ReutersCIA’s Brennan says tearing up Iran deal would be ‘folly’

N.Y. TimesLawsuit Aims to Hold 2 Contractors Accountable for C.I.A. Torture

Secret Backdoor in Some U.S. Phones Sent Data to China, Analysts Say

Yonhap News AgencyN.K. sends out encrypted numbers broadcast

Russia Beyond The HeadlinesMoscow to create heavy-duty radar station in northwest Russia

IntelNewsRussia says it foiled major foreign cyber attack on its financial system

TheLocal.deHackers suspected as 900,000 hit by internet outage

WaPoArrested German spy was a one time gay porn actor — and a secret Islamist

DWGerman spy agency BND to get its own satellite

Spaceflight NowTurkey’s military gets a new eye in the sky with successful Vega launch

Ars TechnicaSpaceX plans worldwide satellite Internet with low latency, gigabit speed

insideBIGDATAIBM and NVIDIA Team Up on World’s Fastest Deep Learning Enterprise Solution

Cryptogon (clickclickclick.click) – A Demonstration of Browser Events Used to Monitor Online Behaviour

Phys.orgTheory that challenges Einstein’s physics could soon be put to the test

InquistrStrange Vortex and Orb Spotted Near CERN Facility

The Roy Cohn coup: pedo Pandora’s box opens and closes, altering U.S. election and the course of world history…

…among our headlines of interest, early to mid November 2016…

As the election approached, the pedo networks unraveled. Let us begin with something we should have included in our previous edition. The source, however, gave us pause…

Breitbart (Nov. 5) – Erik Prince: NYPD Ready to Make Arrests in Anthony Weiner Case

“Because of Weinergate and the sexting scandal, the NYPD started investigating it… They found State Department emails. They found a lot of other really damning criminal information, including money laundering, including the fact that Hillary went to this sex island with convicted pedophile Jeffrey Epstein. Bill Clinton went there more than 20 times. Hillary Clinton went there at least six times… The amount of garbage that they found in these emails, of criminal activity by Hillary, by her immediate circle, and even by other Democratic members of Congress was so disgusting they gave it to the FBI, and they said, ‘We’re going to go public with this if you don’t reopen the investigation and you don’t do the right thing with timely indictments,’” Prince explained.

In brief, NYPD threatened to bust it all open, Comey intervened and reopened the investigation, if only to get a handle on the coming storm. But then, on Sunday, November 6th, something happened – a deal was struck? As noted in the WxxxNews update to Jeb’s marker on Trump, the Jane Doe rape charges against Trump were dropped and Comey’s investigation of Hillary et al was halted – less than 48 hours before the opening of the polls.

The good old Internet however was on the case…

DC Pizza GateA Primer

the_donald (Reddit) – Comet Ping Pong – Pizzagate Summary

NOT A DRILL *** PEDO RING BUSTED RIGHT THE FUCK OPEN! DOJ INVOLVED ***HAPPENING!!!!***

IWBFrom the anon who brought you the Laura Silsby connection: I have uncovered a pedophile with links to Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama, David Brock, George Soros, Marina Abramovic and the Podestas

Han Fastolfe (Twitter) – Podesta, Obama, Hillary, Soros connected to Adult-Child hang out?

Archer (Twitter) – So much incriminating evidence has come out recently, it’s hard to process. #Pedosta #PodestaEmails34 #CometPizza #CometPingPong #DNCLeaks2

State of the NationWould you hang this so-called ‘art’ up in your home?

On Trump’s role in the great unraveling, retired NYPD Gold Shield detective Jim Rothstein had this to say in an interview conducted Nov. 7 with Jim Fetzer on The Real Deal (mp3 time-stamp 17:33)…

I can assure you that Donald Trump has people working for him that are ex-cops from the New York Police Department that know what is going on. That I can assure you is true. Plus, Donald Trump had very good connections to the old Roy Cohn crowd, which were the people who used this, working both for and against government officials. There has been for fifty years, that I know of, an operation that is par for the course, if you find someone compromised you control them!…

[Our emphasis] At time-stamp 3:49 Cohn is described as “a cut-out guy, and later on… Roger Stone started coming out with some of this stuff,” as Stone is mentioned again at 49:40. (It was through Cohn that Stone and Trump first met.) For more of Rothstein on Cohn, see The Conspiracy Archive: The Ghost of Roy Cohn. On the Trump/Cohn relationship, see The Smoking Gun: Blaze Destroyed Trump Testimony For Roy Cohn; Advocate: Roy Cohn and Donald Trump: Mentor and Protégé; Politico: ‘He Brutalized For You’

The irony is palpable, as the “homocon” Cohn brutalizes from beyond the grave, a desperate Marina Abramovic devotee makes Hillary’s last pitch…

Zero HedgeLady Gaga Channels Hitler in Chilling Speech At Hillary Clinton Rally – see also Willyloman on the nod to G.H.W.Bush.

Election Day…

Voting Machine “Irregularities” Reported in Utah, Tennessee, Pennsylvania, & North Carolina

KDKA (CBS Pittsburg) – Voting Issues: Some Trump Voters Reporting Ballots Switching To Clinton

Desert Sun‘Cocaine binge’ sparked shooting at California voting site

Solar XD (Youtube) – Azusa Shooting Hoax – Crisis Actors

N.Y. Daily NewsMan, 63, collapses and dies at Russian Consulate in New York City

CNNObama on Election Day: The sun will rise in the morning

Nov. 9…

New York TimesDonald Trump Is Elected President in Stunning Repudiation of the Establishment

Zero HedgeTrump Victory Crashes Chinese Yuan To Record Low

China Is Suddenly Dumping Treasuries

Truth Revolt (Daniel Greenfield) – American Uprising

Intercept (Glenn Greenwald) – Democrats, Trump, and the Ongoing, Dangerous Refusal to Learn the Lesson of Brexit

ABC NewsHillary Clinton Publicly Concedes: ‘This Is Painful, and It Will Be for a Long Time’

RTUS anti-Trump protesters block streets, smash windows

Seattle Times5 people shot in downtown Seattle; search for shooter continues

Nov. 10…

Pittsburgh Post-GazetteOfficer shot dead, another wounded in ‘ambush’ in Canonsburg

L.A. TimesAnti-Trump protests continue for second day in California following a night of vandalism and arrests

Zero HedgeSoros-Sponsored Social Justice Warriors Besiege Trump Tower

Oakland Mayor Explains Why Local Police Can’t Stop Looting Rioters

The Trump Triumph: Dow Hits Record High Amid Bond Bloodbath, Currency

Washington PostThe Trans-Pacific Partnership is dead, Schumer tells labor leaders

APMr Trump comes to Washington: Triumphant tour for the victor

As the Russians dropped a bombshell…

Interfax (12:41) – RUSSIA HAD CONTACTS WITH TRUMP’S TEAM DURING ELECTION CAMPAIGN, THIS WORK CONTINUES – RYABKOV IN INTERVIEW WITH INTERFAX

Needless to say, the WaPo had a field day – Moscow had contacts with Trump team during campaign, Russian diplomat says

Interfax however omitted Ryabkov’s bombshell statement in its daily summary

*** NO EUPHORIA IN MOSCOW ABOUT TRUMP’S ELECTION AS U.S. PRESIDENT – DIPLOMAT

Moscow does not cherish any special hopes in the wake of Donald Trump’s election as U.S. president, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov said.

“We do not feel any euphoria. There have been absolutely different patterns of our relationships with U.S. administrations representing both the Republican Party and the Democratic Party. There were periods when we started on good terms and on a high note and then slipped into a crisis. There were also different periods in our complicated history,” Ryabkov told Interfax.

“We wouldn’t like our public, or at least the Interfax subscribers, to have the impression that we are overwhelmed with some rosy anticipations,” he said.

*** MOSCOW READY FOR CONSTRUCTIVE DIALOGUE WITH TRUMP WHILE CONTINUING TO INTERACT WITH OBAMA – DEPUTY FOREIGN MINISTER RYABKOV

Russia is ready for dialogue and interaction with U.S. President Elect Donald Trump and his team from the very first day, without rejecting dialogue and interaction with the Barack Obama administration, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov told Interfax in an interview on Thursday.

“We are ready for constructive dialogue and interaction [with the U.S. president elect] from the very first day. Of course, we are not rejecting in any way, and this is impossible, dialogue and interaction with the Obama administration. That was happening on the elections day and will continue to happen until the day of inauguration of the next U.S. president,” Ryabkov said.

Nov. 11…

In addition to reporting It’s begun: the neocon infiltration of Trump administration, Wayne Madsen had this to add (in the WMR Forum)…

My thinking on the Russian statement is that they have emails and taped conversations proving contact with Trump and his team. The Russians are no fools and, if Trump appoints Cold Warriors like Bolton, Hadley, and others who want to provide lethal aid to Ukraine and Georgia, he will be facing his own e-mail scandal. And Assange will be the first to leak them.

Dmitry Peskov reinforces these concerns…

APPutin aide: Trump could build confidence with NATO pullback

Nov. 12…

TelegraphTrump-Putin alliance sparks diplomatic crisis as British ministers demand assurances from US over Russia

Daily SheepleRon Paul on Trump’s Election: Beware of the Shadow Government

Sid Blumenthal in Europe calls Trump’s victory a coup d’etat…

NieuwsuurClinton-adviseur: overwinning Trump is staatsgreep van FBI

New York TimesHillary Clinton Blames F.B.I. Director for Election Loss

Daily MailHuma breaks down and weeps openly as she returns to campaign headquarters where she and her aides ran doomed bid to elect Hillary Clinton

AlternetCan We Count on the Election Results? Exit Poll Discrepancies and Voter Suppression Are Serious Issues

International Business TimesWill California And Oregon Leave The Union? Facts About CalExit And Democrats’ Secession Movement

Strategic-Culture (Wayne Madsen) – The Clintons and Soros Launch America’s Purple Revolution

Oddly enough, on this day the oft quoted (but hitherto scrubbed from the Internet) 60 Minutes Dec. 20, 1998 feature of George Soros resurfaced…

The Truth Division (Youtube) – WE FOUND IT! The 60 Minutes Interview George Soros Tried To Bury!

Nov. 13…

Zero HedgeAnti-Trump Protests: Proof Of Professional Activist Involvement

NBC NewsAnti-Trump Protests: 1 Shot After ‘Confrontation’ in Portland; Marchers Hit NYC, L.A.

The violence cuts both ways, of course, as is to be expected when ethnic, religious, gender and other identity fault lines are deliberately exploited for aggravated social disruption…

Counter Current News (citing Southern Poverty Law Center) – Over 200 CONFIRMED Hate Crimes, Harassment and Intimidation Since Election Day

FOX NewsPresident-elect Trump taps RNC’s Reince Priebus as chief of staff; Stephen Bannon as senior counselor

Nov. 14…

PoliticoSoros bands with donors to resist Trump, ‘take back power’

USA Today (Glenn Reynolds) – ‘Tolerant’ educators exile Trump voters from campus

Cavalier Daily (University of Virginia) – Professors ask Sullivan to stop quoting Jefferson

Zero HedgeTrumpnado Sparks Emerging Market Massacre As Dollar Soars, Dow Hits Record Highs

ReutersIn phone call, China’s Xi tells Trump cooperation is only choice

AFP (via Yahoo) – Putin, Trump in phone call back normalising US-Russia ties: Kremlin

DEBKAfileObama hits Trump tie with Putin, Erdogan on Syria

Nov. 15…

Amid much fear and loathing of rumored neocon ascendancy within the embryonic Trump administration, we are taking a wait and see attitude, as is…

Moon of AlabamaTrump Rejects Neocon Turncoats – Russia Launches Aleppo Campaign

Al MonitorCongress votes to box Trump in on Syria sanctions

Global ResearchPresident-Elect Donald Trump and “The Deep State”: Vote Rigging by Both Sides… Key Appointments

The NationDid Republicans Rig the Election?

The London EconomicDonald Trump was right: THE ELECTION WAS RIGGED. In his favour.

Don’t expect Hillary to challenge the results, however – see the top of this edition, and see the Jerome Corsi article below. A lid has been placed on the NYPD investigation. The FBI or Congress, however, may reserve the option of reopening the can of worms.

Nov. 16…

World Net DailyWhat next for Hillary investigation?

BloombergTrump’s Win and Transition Turmoil Buy Time for FBI Chief Comey

NBC NewsMike Pence Orders Lobbyists Be Removed From Transition Team

The Donald thinks she’s hot…

GrEaT sAtAn”S gIrLfRiEnD (Washington Free Beacon) – 45’s Counter Revolution In Military Affairs

ForbesNo Saudi Oil Says Trump; Saudi Arabia Fires Back

Nov. 17…

NHKAbe meets Trump in NY

Nov. 18…

McClatchyDCKansas Rep. Mike Pompeo, an Army veteran, will become Trump’s CIA director

WaPoTrump chooses Sen. Jeff Sessions for attorney general, Rep. Mike Pompeo for CIA director

Trump’s pick for national security adviser brings experience and controversy

Meanwhile, in other news…

ThereAreNoSunglassesTTP/ISIS/JUNDULLAH Terrorists Commit Massacre At Sufi Shrine In Hub, Balochistan

VoltairenetThe Erdoğan family and Daesh (next instalment)

AntiwarFighting Intensifies in Mosul; 108 Killed in Iraq270 Killed in Iraq; Civilians Killed in Mosul Fighting

Penny for your thoughtsThe Impact of the Kurdish/US Campaign to Take Raqqa: Syria/Turkey’s Betrayal/Russia 

DutchNews.nlRussian ship said to have chased off Dutch submarine

SputnikRussian MIG-29 Crashes in Med After Takeoff From Aircraft Carrier

RTRussian carrier takes part in massive strikes on terrorists in Syria’s Idlib & Homs

‘War crimes of torture’: ICC prosecutor signals charges against US armed forces, CIA

Fort Russ (translating Свободная Пресса) – Russia withdraws from Hague ICC over “one-sidedness” and “inefficiency”

(translating Политнавигатор) – Saakashvili resigns as Odessa governor, declares war on Poroshenko

(translating Русская весна) – 6 neo-Nazis arrested in Motorola assassination case, SBU plot exposed

(translating Политнавигатор) – CIA and FBI agents “urgently withdrawn” from Ukraine

World BulletinRussia detains Ukrainian ‘extremist’ group in Crimea

TASSFSB detains members of group plotting terrorist attacks in Moscow, St. Petersburg

Middle East EyeNATO officers among thousands of Turks seeking asylum in Germany

Newsbud (Filip Kovacevic) – The 2016 Balkan Spy War: NATO & CIA on the Offensive

Zero HedgeKremlin Gains Two More European Allies As Bulgaria, Moldova Elect Pro-Russian Presidents

ReutersGreek police, protesters clash in Athens during Obama visit

BreitbartMexican Mayor Arrested After Hundreds Massacred and Cooked in Network of Ovens

BloombergA $900 Billion Oil Treasure Lies Beneath West Texas Desert

Indian CountryDAPL Construction on Hold Pending Further Review and Tribal Consultation

AllGov (AP) – U.S. Officials Cancel 15 Oil and Gas Leases of Montana Land Sacred to Native Tribes

Free Thought ProjectOne of the Largest Banks Funding DAPL Just Pulled Its Assets from the Project

Dear America, the ‘Fake News’ List Will Slaughter Freedom of Press — and It’s Everyone’s Fault 

Activist PostGoogle, Corporate Press Launch Attack On Alternative Media

Gatestone InstituteEurope: Let’s End Free Speech!

ZD NetBritain has passed the ‘most extreme surveillance law ever passed in a democracy’

Privacy SOSFBI secrecy over biometric dragnet prompts lawsuit

InfowarsLeaked Emails: Aspartame Linked to Diabetes, Alzheimer’s and Obesity

TelegraphFluoride in drinking water may trigger depression and weight gain, warn scientists

IndependentDNA-editing breakthrough could fix ‘broken genes’ in the brain, delay ageing and cure incurable diseases citing…

NatureIn vivo genome editing via CRISPR/Cas9 mediated homology-independent targeted integration

CRISPR gene-editing tested in a person for the first time