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Malaysia police reports attempt made to snatch body of Kim Jong-nam at mortuary break-in

© Athit Perawongmetha / Reuters
North Korea have claimed the body is not Kim Jong-nam.
Attempts were made to break into the hospital mortuary holding the body of Kim Jong-nam, according to Malaysian police. The country has refused to hand over the remains to North Korea until it is claimed by a family member.

"We knew there were attempts by someone to break into the hospital mortuary. We had to take precautions. We will not allow anyone to tamper with the mortuary," Malaysia's Police Chief Khalid Abu Bakar said at a press conference, as reported by the Malay Mail.

Khalid would not identify the break-in suspects, but said they were known to police.

The alleged break-in attempt comes after North Korea's ambassador to Malaysia reportedly had his request to have the body returned to the country denied. North Korea claims the body is not that of Kim Jong-nam and that the Malaysian police cannot be trusted.

Comment: More on this strange case:


Chess

US Defense Secretary Mattis flies into Baghdad as Iraq launches giant offensive to liberate Mosul

© Thomas Watkins / AFP
US Secretary of Defence, James Mattis (C), arrives in the Iraqi capital Baghdad, February 20, 2017.
US Defense Secretary Mattis rushes to Baghdad as Iraqi army launches giant offensive to liberate western Mosul from ISIS

The Iraqi government on Sunday 19th February 2017 launched the second stage of its campaign to liberate Mosul - Iraq's second largest city - from ISIS.

The initial target of the offensive is Mosul's airport. Al-Jazeera has published a dramatic account of the early stages of the battle, which includes this evocative phrase

Comment: Trump's 'refugee ban' caused a lot of consternation in Iraq, which Mattis is alleged to be resolving on his visit. As Sputnik reports,
Trump's executive order on immigration, putting a temporarily halt on immigration from seven predominantly Muslim countries, including Iraq, also caused a lot of controversy in the Middle Eastern country, including demands in Iraq's parliament that Baghdad 'retaliate', Wing noted. "The Prime Minister, Haider al-Abadi tried to deal with that situation with his remarks that Iraq wasn't going to retaliate against the United States," the observer said, adding that the government needs the US for cooperation in the war against Daesh.

"So again, this trip by the secretary of defense is there to try to smooth over relations, and to make sure that [the two countries remain] allies in the war against Islamic State," he added.



Bomb

12 years after £1 million pay-off by UK government, British ex-Gitmo resident turns up as dead 'ISIS suicide-bomber' in Mosul


'Abu-Zakariya al-Britani', proppa geezah
Suicide bomber Abu-Zakariya al-Britani detonated a car bomb outside an Iraqi military base southwest of Mosul, 12 years after winning £1 million ($1.25 million) compensation for wrongful detention in Guantanamo Bay.

Al-Britani is thought to be Jamal Udeen Al-Harith, born Ronald Fiddler, a former Guantanamo detainee from Manchester who was released from the US prison camp in 2004, after being captured in Pakistan in 2002.

He was reportedly paid £1 million by the UK government to keep quiet about British complicity in torture and abuse.

Comment: As a long-term member of 'the database' (al Qaeda), the British security services no doubt knew exactly where he was and exactly what he was doing.

We're not at all surprised. The two founders of 'Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula' were also Gitmo graduates. Clearly, at least some of the 'detainees' were held there (and in other 'black sites') in order to 'turn them', further indoctrinate them, maybe even train them, then pay 'em loads of money and set them loose in order to ramp up, not damp down, the 'War on Terror'.

That's Western liberal democracy for ya folks: gotta have an enemy to justify the war crimes!


Document

Kremlin denies commissioning dossier on Trump's psychological makeup

NBC News reported earlier that a dossier on Trump is being prepared for Vladimir Putin

© AP Photo/Evan Vucci
US President Donald Trump
The Kremlin never commissioned any dossiers on the psychological makeup of US President Donald Trump, Russian Presidential Spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters.

NBC News earlier reported that "a dossier on Donald Trump's psychological makeup is being prepared for Russian President Vladimir Putin."

Sheeple

Assange exposes the truth about corporate media: 'You are reading weaponized text'

© The Free Thought Project
Wikileaks founder Julian Assange called "very, very, very inaccurate" corporate presstitutes "opportunistic snipers" in an interview over the weekend, accusing newspapers of printing "weaponized text."

And the outspoken publisher isn't at all dissatisfied with the current propaganda of "fake news" — because, as Assange explained to Australian comedian Chas Licciardello, according to CNET,

"WikiLeaks is very happy that there is a narrative about fake news out there because we have a perfect record of having never got it wrong in terms of authentications."

Star of David

Laying the groundwork: Former Mossad officer predicts that Trump will be impeached on grounds of treason


"Former" Mossad guy Juval Aviv doing his level best to help along the "Trump is a traitor" narrative.
Thanks to "MS" who drew my attention to this amazing video. This is an except from an RT program entitled "Watching the Hawks" (see full video here). In this excerpt, a (supposedly) "former" Mossad officer, Juval Aviv, predicts that Donald Trump will be impeached for treason in the next few months. See for yourself:


Comment:




Heart - Black

Kids for propaganda: NBC enlists a group of school children to make a video trashing Trump

© NBC News
NBC News released two videos on their website showing American children delivering personal messages to President Donald Trump, and most of the children had less-than-stellar things to say about Trump only a month into his presidency.

"Dear Mr. President: Letters from the American Children," opens with a young boy expressing his excitement to have a political outsider solve the disconnect between the Washington establishment and the American people. But the conversation quickly turns to much more mature subjects, such as racism, a border wall, and Trump's immigration executive order.

"When you speak on things that make me feel uncomfortable or I disagree with, you make me feel small because I know I can't change it," one girl remarks.

Comment: MSM is desperate to influcence people against Trump. These kids are not capable of realizing that Trump is trying to protect them from Pedophiles.

Q. How many other politicians have been secretly extorted?

A. One in three, roughly. It's not just the Island, its all of their activities. The reason #Pedogate terrifies the media, the CIA, the Israel Lobby, is because they are all part of this "shadow swamp".



Wall Street

Yanis Varoufakis on Greek bailout: 'EU is particularly good at doing a terrible job'

© Dado Ruvic / Reuters
Former Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis has described the measures taken by the EU to settle the economic crisis in Greece as a "terrible job." The comment comes as Greece agrees to new reforms that are set to help the country qualify for cheaper loans.

"Isn't it yet another piece of evidence that the European Union is particularly good at doing a terrible job, but handling what should be a very manageable crisis," Varoufakis told CNN on Tuesday.

He noted that, in fact, the goals set for Athens are nearly impossible to reach. "The people at the IMF [International Monetary Fund]... told us that the Greek debt is unsustainable and the austerity that is being [imposed] upon Greece is catastrophic for the program itself."

Treasure Chest

Germany to increase army strength as US demands greater commitment from NATO members

© Michaela Rehle / Reuters
Germany has announced its plans to increase its army by 5,000 troops, with 500 extra reserves and 1,000 civilian posts, aiming to have a total manpower of 198,000 by 2024.

The announcement was made on Tuesday by Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen in a statement published on the Bundeswehr (German armed forces) website.

"The Bundeswehr faces demands like never before," said von der Leyen. "In the fight against IS [Islamic State, formerly ISIS/ISIL] terrorism, the stabilization of Mali, or our considerable NATO presence in the Baltic States."

Germany's armed forces "must also be able to grow with its tasks," she added.

Attention

The police state and the illusion of freedom

"What happened here was the gradual habituation of the people, little by little, to being governed by surprise; to receiving decisions deliberated in secret; to believing that the situation was so complicated that the government had to act on information which the people could not understand, or so dangerous that, even if the people could understand it, it could not be released because of national security... This separation of government from people, this widening of the gap, took place so gradually and so insensibly, each step disguised (perhaps not even intentionally) as a temporary emergency measure or associated with true patriotic allegiance or with real social purposes. And all the crises and reforms (real reforms, too) so occupied the people that they did not see the slow motion underneath, of the whole process of government growing remoter and remoter."—Historian Milton Mayer, They Thought They Were Free: The Germans, 1933-45
© A Government of Wolves
Brace yourself.

There is something being concocted in the dens of power, far beyond the public eye, and it doesn't bode well for the future of this country.

Anytime you have an entire nation so mesmerized by the antics of the political ruling class that they are oblivious to all else, you'd better beware. Anytime you have a government that operates in the shadows, speaks in a language of force, and rules by fiat, you'd better beware. And anytime you have a government so far removed from its people as to ensure that they are never seen, heard or heeded by those elected to represent them, you'd better beware.

The world has been down this road before.

As historian Milton Mayer recounts in his seminal book on Hitler's rise to power, They Thought They Were Free, "Most of us did not want to think about fundamental things and never had. There was no need to. Nazism gave us some dreadful, fundamental things to think about—we were decent people‑—and kept us so busy with continuous changes and 'crises' and so fascinated, yes, fascinated, by the machinations of the 'national enemies', without and within, that we had no time to think about these dreadful things that were growing, little by little, all around us."

We are at our most vulnerable right now.

The gravest threat facing us as a nation is not extremism—delivered by way of sovereign citizens or radicalized Muslimsbut despotism, exercised by a ruling class whose only allegiance is to power and money.

Nero fiddled while Rome burned.

© A Government of Wolves
America is burning, and all most Americans can do is switch the channel, tune out what they don't want to hear, and tune into their own personal echo chambers.

We're in a national state of denial.

Yet no amount of escapism can shield us from the harsh reality that the danger in our midst is posed by an entrenched government bureaucracy that has no regard for the Constitution, Congress, the courts or the citizenry.

If the team colors have changed from blue to red, that's just cosmetic.

The playbook remains the same. The leopard has not changed its spots.

Scrape off the surface layers and you will find that the American police state is alive and well and continuing to wreak havoc on the rights of the American people.

"We the people" are no longer living the American Dream.

We're living the American Lie.