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THOUGHT FOR THE DAY!
“Many have made a trade of delusions and false miracles, deceiving the stupid multitudes.” — Leonardo da Vinci
Saudi Arabia is set to receive 24 Hellfire-armed AH-6i Little Bird helicopters from US aeronautics contractor Boeing, a sale that would have been banned had the UN not removed the Kingdom from their war crimes against children list.
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Today is the anniversary of the Israeli attack on the USS Liberty that killed 34 Americans and injured 174. In an unprecedented action, President Lyndon Johnson recalled rescue flights to these men, saying he didn’t want to “embarrass an ally.” The crew is the most decorated crew for a single engagement in the history of the US Navy, yet American Legion honchos won’t let them have a booth at the national convention. Please read this article and share it with others: http://iakn.us/1VMCEw2 These veterans and their families deserve support.
Cenk Uygur, host of The Young Turks, has criticised CNN’s “biased” US election coverage, accusing the network of “journalistic malpractice” for counting superdelegates in their official tally before the Democratic Party’s convention.
CNN is completely out of control.
In their fervor to hype Hillary’s boring win in California as an “historic” event, they edited a clip of her victory speech to portray her as a “Glowing Golden God.”
The operations are taking place mostly in Poland, with 14,000 US and 12,000 Polish troops the major contributors. The exercise is being described as the largest peace-time movement of foreign troops in Poland ever, and the first time since 1941 that German tanks will cross the country. Early operations announced include a mass parachuting into the city of Torun, and military engineers scrambling to build a bridge over the Vistula River to help NATO assault vehicles advance eastward in this theoretical war. The troops are advancing into NATO member Lithuania for the operation, but are heading in the general direction of the Russian exclave of Kaliningrad, a clear message that the operation is a simulation of a NATO invasion of Russian territory. The biggest concern among NATO officials is the involvement of Poland’s “territorial army,” a makeshift paramilitary force built of gun club members and soccer hooligans. Two brigades of such forces are to “assist” in the operation.
The French Senate, the upper house of the National Assembly on Wednesday adopted a resolution on a gradual scaling down of the EU’s anti-Russian sanctions. The proposal to lift the sanctions rallied the support of a majority of senators at a plenary session in the Luxembourg Palace.
Clinton wore a $12,495 Armani jacket during a recent speech on income inequality…
US presses President Anastasiades to accept Turkish troop plan. Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades is holding secret negotiations this week with Victoria Nuland (lead image, right), the US State Department official in charge of Turkey, Ukraine and Russia, on a plan to maintain Turkish military forces in Cyprus under the flag of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO). Anastasiades has sent his aide, Nicos Christodoulides (lead image, left), to negotiate in Washington; he met with Nuland on Monday. After losing control of the Cyprus Parliament to an increasingly nationalist vote in an election on May 22, Anastasiades has remained behind at the presidential palace in Nicosia, where he met on Tuesday with the NATO official now conducting Cyprus negotiations for the United Nations, Espen Barth Eide. The Cyprus Foreign Minister, Ioannis Kasoulides, is due to met US Secretary of State John Kerry, on June 13.
If Saudi Arabia still appears an island of political stability amid raging waters – at least to the naked eye, the kingdom has been plagued by great many turmoil; not least of all Yemen’s war, and the ever growing ambition of its Crown Prince: Mohammed bin Salman, son to King Salman al-Saud… It is likely King Abdullah’s reign will be remembered for the calm it guaranteed, while King Salman’s spell on the throne will rhyme with violence, bloodshed and a shuffling of the kingdom’s once deep state. But is King Salman actually sitting on that throne? If sources close to Riyadh palaces are to be trusted King Salman, one of al-Saud’s last princes of old, suffers from dementia, or Alzheimer – both degenerative mental diseases. And while the court so far at least, has been able to keep a lid on such development – mental lapses do not exactly scream political stability, or confidence, al-Saud Royals could be running out of road to walk on…
Demonstrating once again its longstanding support for al-Qaeda and other related terror groups in Syria, the United States has now, according to the Russian Defense Ministry, requested that the Russian military refrain from bombing al-Nusra targets.
The United States, however, is publicly claiming that it simply wants Russia to be more careful when it comes to selecting targets so that it does not hit “moderate rebels”…
France cannot do without dialogue with Russia and that is why the anti-Russian sanctions should go, Jean-Pierre Raffarin, the French Prime Minister from 2002 through 2005 and currently an influential senator said on Wednesday during the Senate debates on a draft resolution that stipulated a gradual scaling down of the EU sanctions against Moscow. “France’s future is inconceivable without dialogue with Russia,” Raffarin said. “The text of the resolution is well-balanced and that’s why I’ll vote for it.” Earlier, the document got endorsement by Senate’s influential commission for external affairs and defense. Its members expressed regret over the worsening of relations between Brussels and Moscow and called a return to a trustworthy and durable rapport a necessary condition for strategic partnership in the solution of common problems.
Former PM Tony Blair will respond to the Chilcot report on the legality of the 2003 Iraq invasion by arguing the Middle East state was devastated by Iran, Al-Qaeda and a powder keg of tribal animosity unleashed by Saddam’s removal, reports suggest.
US Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs Victoria Nuland acknowledged that Washington puts pressure on European countries to make them extend sanctions against Russia in July. “We are cautiously optimistic that the EU countries will again roll over sanctions at the end of June,” Victoria Nuland told the Senate Foreign Relations Committee during a hearing regarding Russia. “Because they see what we see, namely that Minsk [agreement] is far from being implemented in any of its components,” she added. The United States also intends to extend sanctions against Iran. Russia will also extend its counter-sanctions against Europe that cause EU billions of euros of losses. The Russian embargo is valid until August 5, 2016, but it will be extended, if the European Union extend its sanctions against Russia.
News from Berlin that Germany will be a geo-strategic competitor with Russia, rather than a partner, has Moscow and other capitals to the east worried. According to the news, an upcoming government security policy guidebook in pre-publication by the German Defense Ministry, singles out Russia as one of 10 major challenges for the central European nation. The report from Die Welt tells of the document casting Russia in a similar light with terrorism and event the refugee crisis. In what is seen as a major downgrade of Germany’s policy toward Russia, the newly discovered document is a dramatic shift in detente. The paper puts Russia in the same policy basket as right wing extremism, international terrorism, the refugee situation, cyber-attacks, and even climate change. The dogma of these documents is damning, for anyone with a moderate bone in their body.
Some 2000 refugees were evacuated from the Jardins d’Eole camp in northern Paris, Monday morning.
“What should we expect from a Hillary Clinton at the White House?” Reply: “War”. More: “Sanders is not a socialist”; “In business, Trump prefers deals to conflict, so there is some hope he would want to reduce instead of build tension with Russia.” Read the full interview below.
Interviewed by Costantino Ceoldo
“The Russian Defense Ministry is surprised that the British Royal Navy and its NATO allies had to take joint efforts to discover a submarine, which was moving up-top at a slow speed,” the ministry said. “It would be strange if the sub had gone unnoticed by the British Royal Navy and its NATO allies. The more so that the merchant ships from various countries, which were on head-on and parallel courses, stuck to the long-standing maritime tradition of welcoming our sailors in the Barents, Norwegian and North Seas during the several days of the journey,” the Russian Defense Ministry said. The Staryi Oskol diesel electric submarine (project 636.3) is sailing to its home base at the Russian Black Sea fleet after trials in the Baltic and Northern fleets. The sub is moving up-top at a slow speed and is being escorted by the Altai tug-boat, the ministry added.
The U.N. has made a humiliating, disgraceful reversal in its reporting on the Saudi-led coalition’s crimes in Yemen:
The 2016 election campaign is remarkable not only for the rise of Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders but also for the resilience of an enduring silence about a murderous self-bestowed divinity. A third of the members of the United Nations have felt Washington’s boot, overturning governments, subverting democracy, imposing blockades and boycotts. Most of the presidents responsible have been liberal – Truman, Kennedy, Johnson, Carter, Clinton, Obama.
Jabhat Al-Nusra militants have stepped up bombardments of Aleppo, dozens have been killed and more than a hundred civilians have been injured, a spokesman for the Russian center for reconciliation in Syria has told the media…
“We have registered the movement of more than 160 Jabhat al-Nusra militants across the Turkish-Syrian border. The armed group crossed the border in northern Idlib province with a view to reinforcing terrorist groups operating in the Aleppo area”, – http://tass.ru/en/world/880848
I have made this comment many times in the past, but I think it needs to be stated again here: If you think the Federal Reserve’s goal is to maintain or repair the U.S. economy, then you will never understand why they do the things they do or why the economy evolves the way that it does. The Fed’s job is not to protect the U.S. economy. The Fed’s job is to DESTROY the U.S. economy to make way for a truly global system.
So, let me see if I have this right. Private Central Banks have ruined every nation enslaved to them, and the bankers think we will all be okay with being slaves to a single planetary private central bank?
German and Swiss authorities have confiscated documents from private detective Josef Resch, who has been conducting his own investigation of the 2014 crash of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, Dutch officials and media said Tuesday.
Investigators believe that some of the documents seized after last week’s raid on the detective’s home in Bad Schwartau, northern Germany, may shed light on the circumstances of the tragedy. Some of the papers are said to be “explosive” and could help determine the culprits.
Which is why they will never be seen again.
Despite vowing not to influence a Department of Justice and FBI probe into allegations that Hillary Clinton used a private email server for sensitive government communications, the Obama administration has barred the release of those Clinton emails linked to the controversial Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) deal, until after the election.
In late 2011, with President Obama’s reelection bid just beginning, his administration moved to redefine the term ‘unemployed,’ to suppress the real number. The change caused the US jobless rate to collapse from a level stubbornly hanging at 9% down to 7.1% by the time of the November 2012 elections.
The government’s shills are already on overtime trying to sell the idea of a war with Russia (or China, or whoever.) To shut them up, copy this PDF and have it on your machine (and print up some paper copies to take with you) and every time one of these pro-war propagandists say how important it is that “we” go to war with [insert name of target nation here] just hand or email them this form and tell them to fill it out, and you would be happy yo drop it off at the recruiting center on your way home!
Russian police and the Federal Security Service have torn down illegal migration in several Russian regions, Irina Volk, the Russian Interior Ministry spokeswoman, told TASS on Wednesday. The suspects helped citizens of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS); Syria and Turkey to illegally stay in Russia in violation of the existing rules of registration, movement and selection of place of residence. The suspects offered visas, migration cards, registration at place of sojourn, medical certificates and other documents to the illegal migrants for a huge monetary reward. The false documents were sold in a Moscow office, which was equipped as a visa center. “The group’s leader was a 42-year-old woman from Ukraine. The group comprised another five people, including her husband and son, who was a messenger”.
NATO has begun its Anaconda-16 war game, calling for the largest assembly of foreign forces in Poland since World War II.
Readers, you’re awake to the horrors of the Federal Government, our rapidly-declining GDP and ever-increasing debts. Trillions of dollars have been stolen, in the form of appropriations and programs that funnel directly from the tax-base: the fat “cash-cow” that the government suckles from. The taxes are life-sustaining to the government juggernaut, managed by the ever self-serving “representatives” of Congress who approve pay raises for themselves, immunity from prosecution from (what was formerly) insider trading, and exonerate themselves from any and all ethics violations.
Taxes keep the government going, keep the system emplaced and you the citizen in your place, from birth to death.
British spies may have missed potentially “life-saving intelligence” because their surveillance systems were sweeping up more data than could be analyzed, a leaked classified report reveals.
The document, given to The Intercept by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden, was sent to top British government officials, outlining methods being developed by the UK’s domestic intelligence agency, MI5, to covertly monitor internet communications.
Locals near the base of the Syrian Army’s Fourth Mechanical Division reported hearing “huge explosions” over the weekend, as jets believed to belong to the Israeli military flew overhead. If confirmed, this would be the latest in a growing number of Israeli strikes on Syria.
As I write this, US troops are building a bridge across Poland’s Vistula river, and conducting a nighttime helicopter assault to secure the eastern part of the country against a Russian assault.
Has World War III started? Well, not quite yet, although it’s not for want of trying.
Thousands of Israelis marched through the alleys of Jerusalem’s Old City on Sunday in a controversial parade through the Muslim Quarter that marks Israel’s capture of the ancient walled metropolis in the 1967 war against Arab armies.
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad signaled Tuesday that his government intends to escalate military efforts to crush the five-year-old uprising against his rule, saying the bloodshed will not end until he has regained control over all areas of Syria lost to the rebellion.
The WP is getting really out of control with the distortions. Assad did not use the word “bloodshed.” He stated he intended to free every inch of Syria from foreign-backed terror groups.
U.S. National Security Adviser Susan Rice promised Israel on Monday that the new military aid agreement between the two nations that is currently being negotiated will constitute “the single largest military assistance package — with any country — in American history.”
Microsoft’s own cloud computing team couldn’t figure out how to use the Azure service, as Fortune’s Andrew Nusca reports.
In 2011, long-time Microsoft exec and well-known programmer Scott Guthrie got the nod to lead the company’s cloud business, under then-CEO Steve Ballmer. By that time, Azure had already been out on the market for over a year, but uptake was slow because Microsoft’s big business customers couldn’t actually figure out how to use it.
“We hadn’t built something very customer-friendly. It was great technology. But it wasn’t solving customer problems,” Guthrie tells Fortune.
I thought that was Microsoft’s design philosophy!
Administrators at the University of Calgary, Canada, have caved in to criminals and paid a $20,000 ransom to decrypt their computer systems’ files after getting hit by a malware infection.
Last month, the university fell prey to ransomware, which installed itself on machines, scrambled documents and demanded cash to recover the data. Since they obviously weren’t running decent backup procedures, the administrators have agreed to pay up in Bitcoins.
Second high-speed encounter within weeks takes place as Washington warns Beijing against setting up air defence zone over disputed Asia-Pacific waters
This from the same US Government that declares no-fly zones all over the world!
As NATO carried out its biggest exercise in Poland since the end of communism in 1989 – complete with a display of thousands of paratroopers – it emerged that Russian troops have been deployed to the Ukrainian border.
Scores of U.S. troops and then military vehicles parachuted into a spacious, grassy training area on the outskirts of the central city of Torun.
The force’s mission was to secure a bridge on the Vistula River as part of the Polish-led Anakonda-16 exercise that involves about 31,000 troops and runs through mid-June.
Believe it or not, Swedish girls under 15 are causing Muslim men to rape them, according to the Swedish government. Politicians can never be wrong, so the problem is not that they let all these unemployed Muslims in for welfare, it is that Swedish girls are just asking to be raped. This is the absurd reality that was presented in an unbelievable police report, which looks at why Sweden has the worst rates of physical and sexual violence in all of Europe.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has asked Russian President Vladimir Putin to let Israeli aircrafts fly freely in Syrian and Lebanese skies, Arab48.com reported on Tuesday.
The Israeli Minister of Jerusalem Affairs Ze’ev Elkin, who was Netanyahu’s translator and attended a Tuesday meeting, said that Netanyahu and Putin have a “credible” relationship, noting that Netanyahu is “using” it.
Elkin said that there is “no contradiction” between Netanyahu’s relations with Putin and his relations with the US President Barak Obama.
New research shows a significant chunk of that investment backfired, with millions of students worse off for having gone to school. Many never learned new skills because they dropped out—and now carry debt they are unwilling or unable to repay. Policy makers worry that without a bigger intervention, those borrowers will become trapped for years and will ultimately hurt, rather than help, the nation’s economy.
New evidence indicates Israel may be directly involved in attacks on the websites of the Palestinian BDS National Committee and other organizations supporting Palestinian rights.
The report came just days after a senior Israel lobby official indicated that Israel’s previously announced plans to fight the growing boycott, divestment and sanctions movement online were already being implemented.
The online security service eQualit.ie analzyed six major attacks on the bdsmovement.net website in February and March this year.
These distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks involve flooding a website with traffic generated by botnets, overwhelming the site and making it inaccessible to legitimate users. Such attacks can last hours or sometimes days.
Those who resort to such underhanded tactics are admitting they cannot win their point of view on the facts, logic, and law.
A bunch of occupier zionist settlers attacked a poor Palestinian young boy but guess who the Israeli police arrested for the attack.
Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) Executive Committee member Hanan Ashrawi slammed on Wednesday a decision to nominate Israel to chair a United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) legal committee as “asking the wolf to guard the sheep.” “It is ironic that Israel, a state that continues to breach international law and conventions, international humanitarian law and countless UN resolutions, is being nominated to head a legal committee that aims to promote international law and protect basic human rights and freedoms,” Ashrawi said in a statement. By nominating Israel, Ashrawi added, the WEOG bloc was “making a mockery of the international legal system and rewarding Israel for its flagrant violations of international law and acts of collective punishment and violence.” The Palestinian official further called on the regional bloc to withdraw its nomination of Israel, and to “hold it accountable for its persistent violations of international law and human rights.”
Iraqi Foreign Minister Ibrahim Jafari said the ISIL terrorist group plants bombs in copies of the Quran to prevent the advance of Iraqi Army and volunteer forces in Fallujah. Speaking to Iraqi media, Jafari underlined that methods employed by ISIL contradict the teachings of Islam, al-Wasat daily reported. He said such acts of desecrating the Quran by ISIL only strengthen the resolve of Iraqi troops and volunteers to combat the terrorist group. Iraqi forces launched an offensive on May 23 to retake the city, the first to fall to ISIL in Iraq in January 2014. Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said on June 1 the offensive on Fallujah had been slowed down in order to protect civilians. Humanitarian aid groups and residents said at the time that ISIL has trapped around 50,000 civilians, including 20,000 children, in Fallujah, threatening those who try to escape with death.
The blaze happened in an exhibition hall in the Western German city of Dusseldorf in a camp which is home to around 280 refugees. Dramatic footage showed plumes of black smoke billowing into the air at the facility.The cause of the fire is yet to have been confirmed, but a police spokesman said two refugees had been taken into custody and were being questioned, Daily Express reported. A fire service spokesman said all residents were brought to safety but 24 refugees had suffered from smoke poisoning as around 130 people were rescued after the fire broke out. Around 70 firefighters tackled the blaze which started at around midday and was not completely extinguished until the late evening. Dusseldorf residents who witnessed the fire took to social media to express their concern over the incident.
The Syrian army regained full control over strategic villages after fierce clashes with the terrorists in Aleppo province in the last 24 hours. The popular fighters won back Fars Saqir and Fares al-Kabir in Aleppo province…
ISIL Fails again to Penetrate into Gov’t Forces’ Positions near Hama-Raqqa Border http://en.farsnews.com/newstext.aspx?nn=13950319000266
Syrian Sources Deny Terrorists’ Claims about Taking Back Key Region in Raqqa http://en.farsnews.com/newstext.aspx?nn=13950319000482
Russian Warplanes Target ISIL Fuel Tankers in Raqqa http://en.farsnews.com/newstext.aspx?nn=13950319000499
Informed sources disclosed that a large cargo of arms and ammunition has crossed Turkey’s Southern border to the terrorist-held regions in Northern Syria. “Several trucks, carrying arms and weapons, freely passed through territories controlled by various terrorist groups in Norther Aleppo and reached an area controlled by the ISIL militants,” the Russian center for the Syria reconciliation said. Also in May, informed sources disclosed that the al-Qaeda-affiliated al-Nusra Front continued to use the Turkish borders to send fresh fighters to Syria’s Northern province of Aleppo to join their comrades in the battlefields.
The UK financial sector spends at least €34 million per year on lobbying in Brussels and employs more than 140 lobbyists to influence EU policy-making, according to a study published today by Corporate Europe Observatory. “Lobbying for the City of London” shows that British banks, hedge funds, insurance companies and their lobby groups command massive resources and enjoy easy access to decision-makers in EU institutions. And collectively, the industry has emerged victorious from many lobbying battles in Brussels, with key victories on banking regulation, hedge fund regulation, and complicated financial products such as derivatives, often at the cost of regulation in the public interest. From December 2014 to May 2016, UK financial sector lobbyists had 228 lobby encounters with elite European Commission officials.
Martina Anderson, an Irish member of the European Parliament, said Israeli lobbyists were “all over this place like a rash” during a parliament meeting on Wednesday.
Israeli forces took over 11 Palestinian homes close to the West Bank city of Nablus and transformed them into military sites, local officials said. According to Awwad Najim, the Fatah spokesperson in the village of Huwwara, Israeli forces put barbed wires around the houses, installed cameras and set out military outposts in the area, Alaraby reported. Israeli forces threatened to impose further punishment on Huwwara residents, including closing shops, if attacks on vehicles of Israeli settlers in the area take place. These Israeli settlements are viewed as illegal according to international law, and armed settlers have launched campaigns of terror against local Palestinians, which have resulted in murders. The army’s move came after an empty settler bus was reportedly attacked with “steel balls” near Huwwara south of Nablus city on the weekend.
A UK rights charity warned that British police are training Saudi security in skills that may be used to facilitate the torture and execution of political dissidents in the kingdom. This is in reference to training programs that have been offered by Britain’s College of Policing, that teach personnel from the Saudi interior ministry detective work and state-of-the-art forensics techniques, Alaraby reported. Reprieve, an anti-death penalty group based in London, has said that an internal document reveals a long-standing partnership between the college and the Saudi government. This is despite Riyadh’s iron-fisted campaign of imprisonment and execution of activists following the Arab Spring uprisings of 2011. “It is scandalous that British police are training Saudi Arabian officers in techniques which they privately admit could lead to people being arrested, tortured and sentenced to death,” said Maya Foa, Reprieve’s death penalty team director.
China does not recognize the arbitration case in The Hague brought by the Philippines on the South China Sea and insists on resolving territorial disputes exclusively by negotiations, the Chinese Foreign Ministry said on Wednesday. “China does not accept any measures of resolving issues connected with establishing borders on land or on sea, which are forced upon it, as well as any appeals to the third party to settle these problems. China will continue to firmly insist on resolving relevant disputes with the Philippines on the South China Sea by negotiations. China is the main force ensuring peace and stability in the South China Sea… The decision of the Philippines to unilaterally initiate an arbitration case goes against the bilateral agreement on resolving disputes by negotiations and violated the provisions of the UN Conventions on the Law of the Sea”.
This 2016 Bilderberg Meeting will be characterized by its focus on the growing underclass of “precariats” with insecure jobs and no future in an age of A.I.
While Bilderberg handles the propaganda coup to stop Brexit from succeeding and while they discuss the ways they have of dealing with Donald Trump, there will be a topic with far greater significance for your future…
More than ever, the effects of technology is being felt, and is ready to shake the foundations that our society is built upon. That means jobs with no security, few benefits and an economy with an uncertain future.
MPs will block Brexit even if we vote to leave the EU in the referendum, according to David Cameron’s father-in-law.
Lord Astor said he did not believe there would be a majority in the House of Commons to repeal the legislation that underpins our membership of the bloc.
The bizarre scenario is possible because the national ballot is only advisory – and most politicians support staying inside the EU.
There has already been speculation that MPs could prevent us quitting the European single market, as Brexit campaigners have suggested should happen if there is an Out vote on June 23.
The Pew Research Centre survey found that rising disenchantment with the EU is not confined to the UK, with Greece, France and Spain also having a majority with an unfavourable view of Europe.
“Euroscepticism is on the rise across Europe with about two-thirds of both the British and the Greeks, along with significant minorities in other key nations, wanting some powers returned from Brussels to national governments,” said the report.
The findings, based on surveys covering countries that account for 80 per cent of the EU population, will strengthen the arguments of Brexit campaigners that Brussels have been too slow reverse the federalist agenda of the 1990s.
In a sign that Europe’s publics increasingly want an end to the principle of ‘ever closer union’, more than twice as many people surveyed – some 42 per cent – said they wanted powers returned to their national parliaments than said they wanted powers transferred to Brussels.
You see, the US strategic goal in Syria is not as your faithful mainstream media servants (led by that redoubtable channeler of Neo-Con smokescreens at the NYT Michael Gordon) might have you believe to save the Syrian people from the ravages of the long-standing Assad dictatorship, but rather to heighten the level of internecine conflict in that country to the point where it will not be able to serve as a bulwark against Israeli regional hegemony for at least another generation.
How do we know? Because important protagonists in the Israelo-American policy planning elite have advertised the fact with a surprising degree of clarity in documents and public statements issued over the last several decades.
The key here is learning to listen to what our cultural training has not prepared us to hear.
While the Syrian Arab Army backed by Russian airpower successfully cuts off entire armies of terrorists from their supplies abroad, while encircling and eradicating them within Syrian territory, the US appears instead to be attempting to stretch out ISIS’ existence while maintaining the illusion of fighting the terrorist organization for as long as possible.
During the hearing, several times US senators including US Senator John McCain (R-AZ) would credit US operations for the recent setbacks faced by ISIS, including pressure recently placed directly on Al Raqqa – the defacto capital of ISIS in eastern Syria.
In reality, all of these setbacks are instead a result of Syrian and Russian efforts to interdict supplies flowing into Syria primarily from NATO-member Turkey, US-ally Jordan, and back and forth from Iraq. Beyond allegedly high-profile targeted killings, little to nothing has been done by the US to actually degrade ISIS’ fighting capacity.
Bad news for Quaker Oats. After a random inspection from Taiwan’s Food and Drug Administration (FDA), glyphosate (the compound deemed to be “probably carcinogenic by the WHO last year) was detected in 10 out of 36 oatmeal products, exceeding the country’s legal limit. As a result, the country recalled nearly 62,000 kilograms of oatmeal…
Countries in the Visa Waiver Program haven’t been pulling their weight – and this could be a huge security problem, according to the US Government Accountability Office. A report found criminal history and terrorist-ties were missing from many countries.
Anti-government forces in Syria are dependent upon the West to survive in the war-ravaged country, an analyst says.
Chris Bambery, a London-based political commentator, told Press TV on Tuesday that the presence of the American and British forces alongside the so-called army was crucial to their survival.
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A lawyer for a top State Department official repeatedly objected to questions about Hillary Clinton’s private email address during a deposition earlier this month.
The transcript, released on Monday by conservative watchdog group Judicial Watch, documented June 3 testimony from Ambassador Stephen D. Mull. The ambassador previously served as executive secretary of the State Department during Clinton’s tenure.
They sure act like they have something to hide!
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“[T]he FBI is not required to identify a particular federal statute that it alleges has been violated in connection with the pending investigation, or the target(s) of the investigation,” in order to keep the information secret, it asserted.
So, they did find something that has to be kept secret!
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Bernie finally speaks up about Clinton Foundation corruption…
Jun 07 12:17
Authorities say a NASA research scientist who worked at the Wallops Flight Facility has been found dead a day after her family reported her missing.
Police said the body of 48-year-old Tiffany Moisan of Princess Anne was found Sunday in a wooded area behind a Food Lion store. Moisan’s family reported her missing Saturday to Maryland State Police.
Princess Anne Police Chief Tim Bozman says Moisan’s vehicle was found in the store’s parking lot. Her body was sent to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Baltimore. Police say there were no apparent signs of foul play, but the investigation will stay open until autopsy results are in.
A leading newspaper says Brazil’s top prosecutor is asking the country’s highest court to arrest senior politicians for allegedly obstructing a corruption investigation into state oil company Petrobras.
Senate President Renan Calheiros is one of several reportedly being sought by prosecutor Rodrigo Janot. He called the request “disproportional and abusive” in a statement.
Russia has no plans whatsoever to attack Poland and any talk about such a scheme is both absurd and dangerous, Russian envoy to NATO Aleksandr Grushko has said.