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Syrian army finds ISIS warehouses full of US-made lethal weapons

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Daesh weapon
According to the Syrian military source there were a lot of US-made weapons and military equipment of Western European and Israeli production. Apart from M-16 automatic rifles there were TOW anti-tank missile systems and 155 mm US field guns.

"There were also Hummers, which were either used to transport people or were stuffed with bombs inside ready to explode. Israeli intelligence reconnaissance aircraft and a modern Israeli protective suit for conducting sapper work have also been found," the source told Sputnik Arabic.

The source also said that tech for air and ground reconnaissance, satellite communications and bags with C-4 explosives were also discovered inside these warehouses.

Comment: The American government and its intelligence and military intelligence agencies support ISIS. They have done so for many years.

Let that sink in.

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Attention

BBC uncovers secret deal between U.S. and ISIS: Free passage out of Raqqa for top terrorists, foreign fighters

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The BBC has uncovered details of a secret deal that let hundreds of IS fighters and their families escape from Raqqa, under the gaze of the US and British-led coalition and Kurdish-led forces who control the city.

A convoy included some of IS's most notorious members and - despite reassurances - dozens of foreign fighters. Some of those have spread out across Syria, even making it as far as Turkey.

Lorry driver Abu Fawzi thought it was going to be just another job.

He drives an 18-wheeler across some of the most dangerous territory in northern Syria. Bombed-out bridges, deep desert sand, even government forces and so-called Islamic State fighters don't stand in the way of a delivery.

But this time, his load was to be human cargo. The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), an alliance of Kurdish and Arab fighters opposed to IS, wanted him to lead a convoy that would take hundreds of families displaced by fighting from the town of Tabqa on the Euphrates river to a camp further north.

The job would take six hours, maximum - or at least that's what he was told.

But when he and his fellow drivers assembled their convoy early on 12 October, they realised they had been lied to.

Instead, it would take three days of hard driving, carrying a deadly cargo - hundreds of IS fighters, their families and tonnes of weapons and ammunition.

Abu Fawzi and dozens of other drivers were promised thousands of dollars for the task but it had to remain secret.

Comment: See also: U.S. makes deal for free passage of ISIS in Raqqa - but denies involvement, BBC video proves they lie. As MoA points out in that article, the Americans had criticized the Syrians and Russians for making a similar deal with ISIS just months before. But in addition to "maintaining good relations between Kurds and Arabs" and "minimising casualties", the U.S./ISIS deal also served another purpose: maneuvering ISIS fighters into areas where they could do more damage to the Syrian army and civilian populations, not to mention letting ISIS fighters flee to other countries where they could keep the ISIS threat alive. U.S. policy towards ISIS is very much schizophrenic: the true believers want ISIS stamped out, but the cynics see it as a useful tool in destabilizing the world, thus creating the opening for American intervention.

The Turkish PM commented on the Raqqa deal:
"We told the United States: it is not a strategy for big states fighting against terrorism to use some terrorist groups in a struggle with others. Now nobody knows where these withdrawn terrorists will use their weapons against civilians - in Turkey, Europe, America or the whole world," Yildirim said.

The prime minister once again pointed out that Turkey considered the Syrian Kurdish Units terrorists.

"We see that armed Daesh terrorists left [Raqqa] being replaced by other terrorists from the Kurdish People's Protection Units [PYD]. Is that a smart policy? We turned out to be right again. But our aim is not to be right but to defeat terrorism," the prime minister added.



Bullseye

Questioning gender fluidity has become the new blasphemy

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The capitulation of the establishment to the politics of transgenderism has been astonishing. I'm struggling to remember any other time when a new and contested ideology has been so uncritically embraced by the powers-that-be.

We have a Tory government pushing a Gender Recognition Act that would allow anyone to change his or her gender without so much as popping a hormone pill. An established Church which yesterday issued guidelines to its schools encouraging them to let kids 'explore gender identity'. Police forces exchanging helmets for caps because 'gender-based headgear' is disrespectful to trans people. And of course a university system - the nurturer of future leaders - in which women's colleges are throwing themselves open to people who were born male, students are told to use gender-neutral pronouns, and anyone who says 'Men cannot become women' can expect to be hounded off campus.

From the stuffy Tories to the armed wing of the state to the actual Church of England, one by one the core institutions of the nation have accepted an idea that we really should have more debate about, no? Namely that gender is fluid. And that children should be allowed to decide if they're male or female. And that men who transition into women are actual women - full-on, legally recognisable, going-into-women's-changing-rooms women - rather than transwomen, as they were respectfully referred to for many years. Anyone who claims that trans politics is edgy is kidding themselves: it is one of the most established, protected ways of thinking of our time.

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Mr. Potato

Someone in Russia sent some tweets, Theresa May warns the entire Western world may crumble

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Sorry Theresa, it's gonna take more than flashing a bit flesh to convince people you're a normal human being.
Theresa May deployed two methods of distraction at the Lord Mayor's Banquet speech in London: a flash of prime ministerial shoulder flesh in a racy, lacy ensemble, and Russia. She warned that Western democracy could soon crumble due to some tweets and Photoshop.

UK Prime Minister Theresa May did offer reassurance to everyone in Britain: "I have a very simple message for Russia, we know what you are doing and you will not succeed."

You could hear the sigh of relief. With May showing she doesn't have a clue what she herself is doing, Britain can at least take solace in the fact she knows what someone else is up to.

Attention

15,000 scientists deliver catastrophic "warning to humanity" over fate of our natural world

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A new, dire "warning to humanity" about the dangers to all of us has been written by 15,000 scientists from around the world.

The message updates an original warning sent from the Union of Concerned Scientists that was backed by 1,700 signatures 25 years ago. But the experts say the picture is far, far worse than it was in 1992, and that almost all of the problems identified then have simply been exacerbated.

Mankind is still facing the existential threat of runaway consumption of limited resources by a rapidly growing population, they warn. And "scientists, media influencers and lay citizens" aren't doing enough to fight against it, according to the letter.

If the world doesn't act soon, there be catastrophic biodiversity loss and untold amounts of human misery, they warn.

Comment: Earth changes are presenting dire signs of our times. Many of these scientists have bought into the man-made global warning sham, but that doesn't mean that our situation is any less grave. It is unfortunate that there remains such massive disinformation and powerful vested interests surrounding a topic of such great importance. The interested reader may wish to check out Earth Changes and the Human-Cosmic Connection for an extensive analysis of the mechanisms at work and what it means for our planet and humanity.


Cult

Saudi insanity, US belligerence and ridiculous mainstream media propaganda: Things are escalating quickly right now

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I didn't spend all week writing about the gigantic tremors occurring in the Middle East because I thought it was fun. If I'm even remotely correct in my analysis, the entire world will be affected and shaped for decades to come by what's about to go down in the region. Rather than rehash what I already wrote, I suggest you take a read of the following if you missed them the first time around.

The U.S. and Saudi Arabia Are About to Make More Disastrous and Idiotic Mistakes - Part 1

The U.S. and Saudi Arabia Are About to Make More Disastrous and Idiotic Mistakes - Part 2

There's been a major update since those posts were published. Namely, it appears the government of Lebanon has seen enough and is coming out with its side of the story. As I reported in Part 1, the Saudis immediately claimed Lebanon declared war on it following the obviously staged and forced resignation of Hariri via Saudi Arabia over the weekend. This appears to be a case of classic psychological projection, as in reality, Saudi Arabia appears to have declared war on Lebanon. It straight up kidnapped their Prime Minister.

TV

Donna Brazile talks with Tucker Carlson; Clinton campaign was "like a cult"

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In the first part of Tucker Carlson's interview with Donna Brazile, the former interim DNC chair addressed claims that the Democratic National Committee slanted the nomination in favor Hillary Clinton over Bernie Sanders, and dysfunction in the Clinton campaign.



Comment: The discussion about the DNC server and Crowdstrike starts at 10:42. Note that Brazile subtly places the blame on Wasserman Schultz. And she tries to imply - without saying it - that the server WAS handed over to the FBI. But what she actually says is that the DNC gave everything the FBI asked for. So the FBI didn't ask for the server? And note her final word: "We turned over that information, though" - but not the server?


Comment: And from her interview with Joe Scarborough: "I felt like it was a cult ..."




Bomb

Alleged Threat of Iranian Nukes is Hysterical Nonsense Because Iran Doesn't Have a Death Wish

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Netanyahu tries to rile up support against the bogus "Iranian threat" before the United Nations in 2012
I hate self-evident truths.

Ideals may be self-evident. Political statements are not. When I hear about a self-evident political truth, I immediately doubt it.

The most self-evident political truth at this moment concerns Iran. Iran is our deadly enemy. Iran wants to destroy us. We must destroy its capabilities first.

Since this is self-evident, the anti-nuclear agreement signed between Iran and the five Security Council members (plus Germany) is terrible. Just terrible. We should have ordered the Americans long ago to bomb Iran to smithereens. In the unlikely event that they would have disobeyed us, we should have nuclear-bombed Iran ourselves, before their crazy fanatical leaders have the opportunity to annihilate us first.

All these are self-evident truths. To my mind, all of them are utter nonsense. There is nothing self-evident about them. Indeed, they have no logical basis at all. They lack any geopolitical, historical or factual foundation.

Briefcase

Carter Page testimony confirms Trump dossier was the basis of Russiagate


Comment: This one is a must-read. It shows that the real purpose of the 'Trump Dossier' was to get the 'Russian collusion' train going full speed. The intelligence community even used it as leverage to try to coerce Trump into agreeing with their agenda. They were shocked when he called them on their BS. That must be a rare occurrence, and we wish we were there to see the looks on their smug, lying faces. It's another nail in the coffin of Russiagate, though it's not quite over yet...


Carter Page
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Carter Page
Back in March 2017 a series of articles appeared in the media which alleged that the 'frame' for the Russiagate investigation was provided by the Trump Dossier: the sleazy concoction of smear and gossip compiled by the British ex-spy Christopher Steele.

In an article published 31st March 2017 I expressed some skepticism about this. The scenario outlined in the Trump Dossier seemed to me quite simply too absurd and its unverifiable claims altogether too sensational for me to believe the supposedly mighty US intelligence community could take it seriously.

However, by June 2017 indirect confirmation was starting to appear in the US media that not only did the US intelligence community take the Trump Dossier seriously but that it was in fact the starting point of the whole Russiagate scandal.

Eye 2

Soros' vendetta? Paradise Papers leak targets billionaire's political rivals

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'You will do what I tell you, or I will crash your economy.'
The Paradise Papers leak could have been initiated by US billionaire George Soros, who has repeatedly targeted politicians and public figures standing in his way through controlled media sources, Russian economist, financial and political analyst Ivan Danilov writes for RIA Novosti, explaining who the major targets are.

It is no coincidence that the Paradise Papers scandal, which exposed the British royal family's offshore funds and firms and the businesses of Donald Trump's entourage is being fanned by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ), a global network funded by US billionaire George Soros, noted Ivan Danilov, a Russian economist, financial and political analyst and author of the popular political blog Crimson Alter.

"If one compiles a list of politicians and organizations that have been recently subjected to media attacks from the Soros-funded consortium - that can rightly be called 'Soros-Leaks' - it would turn out that it is almost entirely comprised of those who stood in the way of the magnate," Danilov wrote for RIA Novosti.

Comment: So we have two ideas here: that the Soros network has been activated to target specific political rivals around the world, thereby pressuring or blackmailing them to 'perform correctly', and we also have an apparent drive to redirect financial flows into the US. Whatever the precise goals of the deep staters behind this latest leak, it's clear now that we have a pattern of Soros orchestrating massive, global-scale blackmail.