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The election of Hillary Clinton promises a more dangerous world

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Hillary Clinton has proven to be hawkish on foreign policy.
In a long and often exasperating presidential campaign, Americans and the world have been subjected to Donald Trump's odious and often incoherent rhetoric, and from both sides much vitriol and endless accusations of deceit, crookedness and sexual misconduct.

In this largely policy-free contest, Hillary Clinton's approach to the immense challenges facing the United States has escaped serious scrutiny. Yet, how America views its place in a rapidly transforming world has far-reaching implications not only for security at home and abroad, but for the economy, financial markets, the environment and much else.

How is it, then, that a former secretary of state, who loudly proclaims her intimate knowledge of world affairs, has given so little attention to the grave dangers looming on the horizon? Part of the explanation is that Clinton's campaign has judged the electorate as unwilling or unable to tune in to a serious discussion of international risks and opportunities.

Comment: Indeed, for all of Donald Trump's unbecoming characteristics, Hillary Clinton has a proven track record of murder by proxy, accepting cash for pushing policy directions while holding office, covering up sexual assaults against women and silencing those women. We can be sure of what her election would lead to, and it won't be change for the better.


Project Veritas Exposes DNC: Rigging the Election Pt. 3 - Killary Wanted "Ducks on the Ground"

Hillary's idea.
Project Veritas Action has released the third video in a multi-part series that is sending shockwaves through the DNC and the Clinton campaign. The first video explained the dark secrets and the hidden connections and organizations the Clinton campaign uses to incite violence at Trump rallies. The second video exposed a diabolical step-by-step voter fraud strategy discussed by top Democratic operatives and showed one key operative admitting that the Democrats have been rigging elections for fifty years. This latest video takes this investigation even further.

Part III of the undercover investigation dives further into the back room dealings of Democratic politics. It exposes prohibited communications between Hillary Clinton's campaign, the DNC and the non-profit organization Americans United for Change. And, it's all disguised as a duck.

Several Project Veritas Action undercover journalists catch Democracy Partners founder directly implicating Hillary Clinton in FEC violations.

"In the end, it was the candidate, Hillary Clinton, the future president of the United States, who wanted ducks on the ground," says Creamer in one of several exchanges. "So, by God, we would get ducks on the ground."

It is made clear that high-level DNC operative Creamer realized that this direct coordination between Democracy Partners and the campaign would be damning when he said: "Don't repeat that to anybody."

Comment: Check out parts 1 and 2 here: 'Conflict engagement': How Democrat Strategists Plotted to Incite Violence at Trump Rallies. And SOTT's follow-ups: Democrats are still squirming. First up Al Sharpton comes across as woefully misinformed, or willfully misinforming:

Clinton strategist Joel Benenson flails just as miserably:

But even CNN couldn't ignore the actual evidence (O'Keefe's credibility notwithstanding):

Red Flag

The Rise of China: What it Means for the World - Interview with Jeff Brown

Punto Press, a small press dedicated to progressive titles, has published China Rising: Capitalist Roads, Socialist Destinations by Jeff J. Brown. The book is an effort to educate fellow Westerners about the realities of China and demolish the multiple layers of western disinformation and propaganda that demonize this nation with a 5000-year history.

Brown has gravitas to write such a book. First, he is fluent in Mandarin (as well as learning Portuguese, Arabic, and French). Second, he has lived 13 years in China, currently in Shenzhen. He has also traveled to most of its regions. This served as a foundation for a political travelog Brown wrote, 44 Days Backpacking in China: The Middle Kingdom in the 21st Century, with the United States, Europe and the Fate of the World in Its Looking Glass.

In addition to his years of having lived in China, Brown's having grown up in Oklahoma and having graduated from Oklahoma State University has provided him an ringside seat from which to compare and analyze the imperialist war-making United States and the anti-imperialist rise of China, now in concert with Russia, described in rich, colloquial detail (e.g., Brown refers to the Chinese government as Baba Beijing; a colloquialism that I'd translate to as Big Daddy Beijing) in China Rising. I carried out an email interview with Jeff Brown to illuminate western media fabrications about China and to examine US political and military machinations against the next preeminent economic power, a socialist nation whose rise can be viewed as an ominous signal portending capitalism's demise, or at least its competitive equal.


In Memoriam: 5 Years Ago Today US and NATO Psychopaths Butchered Libya and Publicly Murdered Gaddafi

Let real history and the truth show that, in 2011, psychopathic warmongers in Washington and Europe deliberately targeted and slaughtered tens of thousands of people in Libya and brutally murdered their beloved leader, Muammar Gaddafi, his public sodomization and execution publicly broadcast to the gloating and glee of animals like Hillary Clinton. Western powers transported mercenary jihadis into the country to attack military bases and public institutions. When the Libyan military rightly defended themselves, Washington and Europe denounced it as 'Gaddafi killing his own people', and this lie was used to do precisely what NATO accused Gaddafi of doing.

Bad Guys

'Conflict engagement': How Democrat Strategists Plotted to Incite Violence at Trump Rallies

Comment: Remember those fights that would break out at Trump rallies? And remember the media reaction? And remember how it seemed that violence followed Trump everywhere, therefore Trump was inciting the violence?

It turns out that Democratic Party strategists hired black operatives, some of them convicted criminals, to pay networks of agitators to follow Trump (and later his running-mate Pence) and start fights at Trump rallies precisely so the media would portray Trump in a negative light.

The following is Parts 1 & 2 of a year-long undercover investigation exposing some of the decidedly undemocratic practices of the Democratic Party. In it you will see:
  • Dirty tricks operatives unwittingly provide dark money trails to the DNC and Clinton campaign
  • Violence at Trump rallies traced to the Clinton campaign and the DNC through a process they call 'Birddogging'
  • A shady coordinated communications chain between the DNC, Clinton campaign, Hillary Clinton's Super PAC and other organizations
  • And you will hear a key Clinton operative say: "It doesn't matter what the friggin' legal and ethics people say, we need to win this motherf**ker."

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Project Veritas Action has just released the first video in a multi-part series which exposes the dark secrets at the highest levels of the DNC and Clinton presidential campaign. Using hidden cameras, undercover journalists reveal key players coordinating clandestine operations in support of Hillary Clinton's campaign. The video, supported by emails recently released by WikiLeaks, shows that the dirty tricks, lines of communications and the money trail lead all the way to the top.

The video discloses numerous examples of behind-the-scenes shady practices with consequences most Americans have seen on national television at Donald Trump campaign rallies across the country. What the media hasn't reported is that the Clinton campaign and Democratic National Committee has been directing these activities with, at very best, a very thin veil of plausible deniability. This series of videos is the culmination of a year-long investigation by the undercover journalists at Project Veritas Action.

Comment: Creamer, the middleman between the Clinton campaign, the DNC and the fake protesters, has visited the White House 342 times since 2009, and met with Obama on 47 of those trips. He last visited in June of this year.

Breitbart had earlier reported on an email in which Clinton campaign manager approved a plan to "bird dog" Trump:


A Rose in the Desert: Asma Al-Assad, Lady Diana of the Middle East

Comment: The Syrian first lady recently gave her first foreign televised interview in 7 years. Despite being trashed in recent years by the mainstream media, there was a time when she was much admired in the West. She has certainly always been loved in Syria.

Honored alongside his wife at Western capitals throughout the 2000s, Bashar al-Assad went from being held up as 'an asset in the war on terror' and 'progressive and secular' to 'brutal dictator' overnight when he refused to commit to US-brokered deals that would see the US win control over a nexus of Middle East pipelines delivering natural gas to Europe, thus replacing Russia's existing pipelines.

The following article about Asma al-Assad was published by Vogue just before the West launched its brutal war on Syria to oust her and her husband in 2011. It was her last major media appearance. It praised the al-Assad family, lauding their reforms in Syria, before the magazine took down the article and attempted to erase its online presence...

© James Nachtwey
Asma al-Assad is glamorous, young, and very chic - the freshest and most magnetic of first ladies. Her style is not the couture-and-bling dazzle of Middle Eastern power but a deliberate lack of adornment. She's a rare combination: a thin, long-limbed beauty with a trained analytic mind who dresses with cunning understatement. Paris Match calls her "the element of light in a country full of shadow zones." She is the first lady of Syria.

Syria is known as the safest country in the Middle East, possibly because, as the State Department's Web site says, "the Syrian government conducts intense physical and electronic surveillance of both Syrian citizens and foreign visitors." It's a secular country where women earn as much as men and the Muslim veil is forbidden in universities, a place without bombings, unrest, or kidnappings, but its shadow zones are deep and dark. Asma's husband, Bashar al-Assad, was elected president in 2000, after the death of his father, Hafez al-Assad, with a startling 97 percent of the vote. In Syria, power is hereditary. The country's alliances are murky. How close are they to Iran, Hamas, and Hezbollah? There are souvenir Hezbollah ashtrays in the souk, and you can spot the Hamas leadership racing through the bar of the Four Seasons. Its number-one enmity is clear: Israel. But that might not always be the case. The United States has just posted its first ambassador there since 2005, Robert Ford.

Iraq is next door, Iran not far away. Lebanon's capital, Beirut, is 90 minutes by car from Damascus. Jordan is south, and next to it the region that Syrian maps label Palestine. There are nearly one million refugees from Iraq in Syria, and another half-million displaced Palestinians.

Comment: And that, ladies and gentlemen, is why the Al-Assads must go and why Syria must be razed to the ground.Can't have principled people not willing to sell out to the Western Order running a free country, now can we?

Vogue, incidentally, removed this article from their website and issued an 'apology' for publishing something contrary to the propaganda dictates of the brutish oligarchs ruling the Western Empire.


Will the Empire really try to kill Philippines president Duterte?

Rodrigo Duterte, the outspoken President of the Philippines has by now, most likely, joined the concealed, prestigious and permanent hit list of the Empire.

The hit list is very long; it has already been long for several decades. One could easily lose count and get confused: how many personalities have been marked and secretly condemned to death? How many of them actually died?

It reads like a catalogue of illustrious world leaders: from Patrice Lumumba (Zaire), Mohammad Mosaddegh (Iran), Hugo Chavez (Venezuela), Sukarno (Indonesia), Juvénal Habyarimana (Rwanda), Salvador Allende (Chile) to Muammar Gaddafi (Libya), Al-Basheer (Sudan) and Fidel Castro (Cuba), to name just a very few.

Some were directly assassinated; others were 'only' toppled, while only a handful of 'marked' leaders actually managed to survive and to stay in power.

There were several grave crimes committed by almost all of them, very similar crimes. They include: defending the vital interests of their nations and people, refusing to allow the unbridled plunder of natural resources by multinational corporations, and standing against the principles of imperialism. Simple criticism of the Empire has also been often punishable by death.

Comment: See also: Duterte in the western media crosshairs, and the truth about the Philippines' drug war


The Story of Jaber al-Bakr: From White Helmets to Berlin Bomb Plot

The two-day manhunt, spectacular arrest and shocking death of a Syrian terrorism suspect in Germany have attracted a lot of attention and raised a lot of questions.

On October 8, German police raided an apartment in the eastern city of Chemnitz after being tipped off by Germany's domestic intelligence agency. They found 1.5 kilograms of TATP, the explosive of choice for ISIS terrorists, but the target of the raid, a 22-year-old Syrian refugee named Jaber al-Bakr, managed to escape.

Three alleged associates of al-Bakr were detained in connection with the raid, two of whom were later released. A 33-year-old Syrian refugee, identified only as Khalil A., remains in custody. Kahlil A. was renting the Chemnitz apartment where al-Bakr was staying. He is accused of allowing al-Bakr to use his apartment and of ordering bomb-making materials for him online. Security sources referred to the apartment as "a virtual bomb-making lab."1

Comment: Even if we take everything about the official account of al-Bakr and his death at face value, it is utterly damning, as Germann makes clear. Here is a member of the U.S./NATO-backed White Helmets, the U.S./NATO-backed Ahrar al-Sham, and ISIS, who somehow managed to get back into Germany without any documentation, and who planned an attack on German soil. Presumably the only reason he got caught was because some U.S. intelligence agency tipped off the Germans about his communications with ISIS in Syria, perhaps in the hopes of staging a big PR coup for Germany's war on terror. We guess they didn't realize the can of worms they were opening on that one! And conveniently, al-Bakr is now dead.

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Bashar al-Assad interview with Komsomolskaya Pravda: 'US and allies made ISIS then sent it to destroy Syria'

12 October President of the Syrian Arab Republic Bashar al-Assad gave an interview to reporter of "Komsomolskaya Pravda" Daria Aslamova. We offer the full version of the interview.
Question 1: Thank you very much, Mr. President. It's a big happiness for me, and I'm very proud. Okay, I will start from my questions. The situation in Syria become more dangerous and more unpredictable. Why? Because this conflict draws inside more participants and more players. For example, who do we have now in Syria in the war? Iran, Lebanon - I mean Hezbollah - Russia, Turkey, USA's huge coalition, China shows interest. I mean, do you have any concerns that this conflict results in a third world war, or maybe it's already beginning of third world war.

President Assad: If we want to talk about the problem, we have to talk about the crux of the problem, the source of the problem; it's the terrorism. And no matter who's interfering in Syria now, the most important thing is who is supporting the terrorists on daily basis, every hour, every day. That is the main problem. If we solve that problem, all this complicated image that you described is not a matter... I mean, it's not a big problem, we can solve the problem. So, it's not about how many countries interfering now, it's about how many countries supporting the terrorists, because Russians, Iran, and Hezbollah are our allies, and they came here legally. They support us against the terrorists, while the other countries that you describe who are interfering, they are supporting the terrorists. So, it's not about the number, it's about the main issue that is terrorism.

Second, it's about world war three. This term has been used recently a lot, especially after the recent escalation regarding the situation in Syria. I would say what we have now, what we've been seeing recently during the last few weeks and maybe few months is something like more than cold war, less than war, a full-blown war. I don't know what to call it, but it's not something that has existed recently, because I don't think that the West and especially the United States has stopped their cold war, even after the collapse of the Soviet Union.

Comment: Bashar al-Assad discusses both the "Syrian Observatory of Human Rights," and the "White Helmets," which can be further read about here and here respectively.

To repeat what al-Assad said of these phony 'sources' cited repeatedly by the mainstream media:
They need somebody to promote any information that suits their agenda, and they promote it as a real one, as a fact, and as you know now, most of the people in the West are brainwashed regarding what's going on in Syria...
He has been saying the exact same things for 5 years. Maybe now, with Russia physically showing the world that was he's saying is true, Westerners might begin to believe him instead of the crooks working for Western intel agencies?

Alarm Clock

John Pilger: A World War has begun. Break the Silence

Speaking at the University of Sydney earlier this year, renowned film maker and anti war and social activist John Pilger exposed the truth about US intentions around the world and the risk such desperate warmongering poses for humanity.
In the last eighteen months, the greatest build-up of military forces since World War Two -- led by the United States -- is taking place along Russia's western frontier. Not since Hitler invaded the Soviet Union have foreign troops presented such a demonstrable threat to Russia...

What makes the prospect of nuclear war even more dangerous is a parallel campaign against China.