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Clinton Foundation facing financial meltdown

It should come as little surprise to see a new report detailing how the slush fund Clinton Foundation is now under severe financial strain after the world's largest corporations are ending their contributions to the "charity." And why would anyone in their right mind give a cent to the foundation which was merely a money laundering operation built on the Clinton's influence and access in Washington DC?

Now that the presidential loser Hillary Clinton, is not sitting in the White House, the Clinton Foundation has no service to offer its "contributors."

A new report by the International Business Times suggests the Clinton Foundation is facing a severe financial downturn after the world's largest corporations ended all contributions to the slush fund "charity."

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Saudi Arabia pivots to China and that should worry you

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While turbulent during the best of times, gigantic waves of change are now sweeping across the Middle East. The magnitude is such that the impact on the global price of oil, as well as world markets, is likely to be enormous.

A dramatic geo-political realignment by Saudi Arabia is in full swing this month. It's upending many decades of established strategic relationships among the world's superpowers and, in particular, is throwing the Middle East into turmoil.

So much is currently in flux, especially in Saudi Arabia, that nearly anything can happen next. Which is precisely why this volatile situation should command our focused attention at this time.

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Star of David

What the Priti Patel scandal tells us about the dark operations of UK's powerful Israel lobby

The scandal surrounding Priti Patel, who was forced to resign as Britain's international aid minister last week after secret meetings with Israeli officials during a "family holiday", offers a small, opaque window on the UK's powerful Israel lobby.

Ms Patel's off-the-books meetings with 12 Israelis, including prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu, were organised by a British lobbyist in violation of government rules requiring careful documentation of official meetings. That is to prevent conflicts of interest and illicit lobbying by foreign powers.

Government protocol was flouted again when Ms Patel headed to the Golan Heights, occupied Syrian territory, escorted by the Israeli army. There she was shown an Israeli military field hospital that patches up Syrians, including Al Qaeda-affiliated fighters, wounded in Syria's civil war.

Afterwards, Ms Patel pressed for the Israeli army, one of the most powerful in the world, to receive a chunk of Britain's overseas aid. Meanwhile, she has sought to cut aid to the Palestinians, including to vital projects in Gaza. A clue as to how she reached such absurd "humanitarian" priorities is provided in the figure of Stuart Polak, mentor on her Israel "holiday".

Snakes in Suits

Brexit farce continues with MP's Johnson and Gove's 'Orwellian' letter to party leader PM Theresa May

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UK Cabinet in Turmoil After 'Orwellian' Letter to British PM
The possibility of UK Prime Minister Theresa May stepping down seems more and more likely following the revelation of a scandalous 'for your eyes only' set of secret Conservative Party demands.

Tensions are on the rise in the UK's Cabinet following a recent covert letter by Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson and Environment Secretary Michael Gove to the British PM, in which they demanded that transition arrangements for Britain's exit from the EU should end on June 30, 2021.

Comment: Only days ago Theresa May wrote: ' "It will be there in black and white on the front page of this historic piece of legislation: the United Kingdom will be leaving the EU on March 29, 2019 at 11pm GMT,". Are the ministers seeing a painfully drawn out process ahead? Theresa May's time as PM doesn't seem long for this world so perhaps this is just bluster from Boris the buffoon Johnson and his sidekick Michael Gove, who Boris's own sister described as a '"Westminster suicide bomber".

So it seems the farce that is Brexit continues:

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They are afraid: Why media go to great lengths to avoid the 9/11 'scoop of the century'

Self-preservation plays a part in media’s blindness. (Photo: Daily News, Sri Lanka)
Latest installment of Fran Shure's series examines how compliant and fearful journalists perpetuate the cover-up
By Barrie Zwicker (Special to Truth and Shadows)

It's telling that one of the finest critiques of journalism's abject and historic failure to simply report what's known about 9/11 comes from a non-journalist.

Frances T. Shure, a psychotherapist from Denver, Colorado, has just completed "The Role of the Media: Act I, Whatever Happened to Investigative Journalists?" which is Part 21 of a series of essays written for Architects & Engineers for 9/11 Truth entitled "Why Do Good People Become Silent—or Worse—About 9/11?" (The article will be posted on AE911Truth's website this week, and as soon as it is we'll post the link here.)

Comment: Back in 2006 SOTT had this article:

Evidence That a Frozen Fish Didn't Impact the Pentagon on 9-11 and Neither Did a Boeing 757

In the same year a comprehensive book was released by Laura Knight-Jadczyk and Joe Quinn, with the help of other SOTT editors:

9/11: The Ultimate Truth

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Eye 1

Washington forcing RT to register as 'foreign agent' is 'horrendous blow to press freedom'

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Washington's ultimatum that forced RT to register as a 'foreign agent' under a 1938 law created to counter Nazi Germany has drawn condemnation, with the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) terming it a "troubling precedent."

"Compelling RT to register under FARA is a bad idea. This is a shift in how the law has been applied in recent decades, so we have little information about how its reporting requirements might affect individual journalists," said CPJ North America Program Coordinator, Alexandra Ellerbeck.

The CPJ is "uncomfortable with governments deciding what constitutes journalism or propaganda," Ellerbeck added. The New York-based international NGO, promoting press freedom and protecting the rights of journalists, also said the US authorities "ordering foreign outlets to register could set a troubling precedent."

Arrow Up

Turkey supplants US as Russia's key Middle Eastern partner from the "other side"

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During his meeting with Turkey's President Erdogan, President Putin made it clear that in spite of some lingering differences, Russia and Turkey have a relationship based on respect, pragmatism and the kind of flexibility that the US President is not allowed to exercise.

Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has just given a statement along with President Vladimir Putin of the Russian Federation, on the progress of a bilateral meeting which lasted over four hours.

The primary goal of the meeting from Erdogan's perspective was to finalise the deal for the purchase of Russian S-400 missile defence systems. The deal has been delayed because Turkey seeks the schematics of the S-400 in order to one day produce the system domestically while Russia has thus far been unwilling to provide this.

During their statements to the press, neither Erdogan or Putin mentioned the S-400 sale, however, it later emerged that the Turkish Minister stated that the deal had been completed to the satisfaction of both sides.


Putin and Erdogan meet to discuss further stabilizing Syria and post-conflict reconstruction

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Russian President Vladimir Putin (R) and his Turkish counterpart Tayyip Erdogan in Sochi, Russia, May 3, 2017
The joint efforts of Russia, Turkey and Iran on a settlement of the Syrian conflict are paying off, as the level of violence has decreased in the country, Vladimir Putin said after meeting with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Sochi.

Putin and Erdogan emerged after a marathon four-hour-long meeting. In addition to Syria, they discussed several other bilateral issues, ranging from joint counterterrorism efforts to economic cooperation in the trade and energy sectors.

"I would like to note with satisfaction that our joint work with Turkey and Iran as guarantors of the 'Astana process' continues to yield concrete results. The level of violence has certainly decreased and favorable conditions are being created for promoting inter-Syrian dialogue under the auspices of the UN," the Russian President told reporters.

Comment: Despite the efforts of the reigning Empire of Chaos to subvert this relationship (a shoot-down of the Russian jet and a failed Turkish military coup are two recent examples), the Russian president continues to outclass everyone in the art of statecraft. So far Putin is achieving everything we predicted years ago, that is, Eurasian integration. And for simply pointing out this obvious truth that the MSM is oblivious to, we are labeled as Russian propaganda!


German 'reporter' (US propagandist) claims Russia to be banned from 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics

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Hajo Seppelt
A German journalist and documentary filmmaker on alleged doping in Russian sports, Hajo Seppelt, believes Russia faces the threat of being banned from the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics.

In a speech broadcast by German channel ARD on Sunday, Seppelt said that according to his sources, the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) will not restore rights to the Russian Anti-Doping Agency (RUSADA) at meetings held this week in Seoul, South Korea, which could lead to the International Olympic Committee (IOC) banning Russia from the Games.

"According to new information ARD German Television received today, WADA will call the Russian Anti-Doping Agency at its meeting in Seoul this week in South Korea 'not code compliant'," Seppelt said.

"That means the Russian Anti-Doping Agency didn't fulfill the criteria, the requirements which have been necessary to reinstate them. There are two big reasons for that: the first one is Russia still denies any responsibility, doesn't admit that there was a state-run doping program working in Russia for many years. And the second thing is that there are still samples sealed [and] stored in Moscow, in Russia, and WADA has no access to these samples."

Comment: German journalist admits CIA paid him and other Western journalists to lie to public and publish pro-Western articles penned by CIA

Bad Guys

Having lost the war against Yemen, Saudis try genocide

Fakenews: From the last link:
Saudi Arabia reacting to UN famine warnings says ports in Yemen it controls will reopen for aid deliveries. Riyadh shut them down last week after a missile attack blamed on Iran-backed Houthi rebels.
The above headlines are false. The Saudi government announced the re-opening of some Yemeni ports and airports. All of these are in the south and under control of Saudi proxy forces who are fighting the Houthi-Saleh alliance in north-west Yemen. Some 70% of the population lives in the north-western areas which will continue to be under an extreme blockade. The most important port in their area is Hodeida which will stay closed. Back in March the U.S. Pentagon tried to get control of the port. But fighting for it would have destroyed the piers and thereby the supply route for some 20 million people. The most important airport is in Sanaa. The Saudi/U.S./UK alliance blocks even UN flights with medical supplies from using it.

Comment: We'd do well to remind ourselves of these evils the next time we hear that Saudi Arabia is instituting some kind of cosmetic "reform".

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