The White Helmets are a "feel good" story like a Disney hero movie: 90% myth and fabrication. Most of what is claimed about the Syrian rescue group is untrue. They are not primarily Syrian; the group was initiated by British military contractor James LeMesurier and has been heavily funded (about $100 million) by the USA, UK and other governments. They are not volunteers; they are paid. This is confirmed in the Al Jazeera video which shows some White Helmet "volunteers' talking about going on strike if they don't get paid soon. Most of the heavy funding goes to the marketing which is run by "The Syria Campaign" based in New York. The manager is an Irish America woman Anna Nolan who has never been to Syria. As an example of its deception, "The Syria Campaign" website features video showing children dancing and playing soccer implying they are part of the opposition demand for a "free and peaceful" Syria . But the video images are taken from a 2010 BBC documentary about education in Syria under the Baath government.
Democrat, ex-CIA: The spies plotting against Trump are out of control, violating laws, breaking oaths, committing treason
Sat, 18 Feb 2017 00:00 UTC
Some of us might applaud this man, including a few of my fellow Democrats. In their minds, this is a case of Mr. Smith Goes to Langley to do battle against a corrupt President Trump.
One small problem. The intelligence officer quoted above was actually Aldrich Ames, a CIA traitor whose crime of treason in the 1980s and 1990s resulted in the compromise of more than 100 assets. Many were tortured and executed as a result. Ames' flawed logic is eerily similar to that of his present-day colleagues who are engaged in a shadow war with their commander in chief. They, too, have decided that their superior judgment is more important than following the law.
Comment: "The spies who are plotting against President Trump are breaking U.S. laws. They're violating their oaths. And they're committing treason to remedy (perceived) treason." This is precisely what we need to know. Now, what can be done about it?
Mon, 20 Feb 2017 22:37 UTC
After what came out after the meeting between Netanyahu and Trump, I am not exaggerating if I say that yesterday there was a semi-official announcement of the death of the path of negotiations.It was supremely wicked, and rapidly meandered into horse muddied waters. US President Donald J. Trump had openly expressed what many a US politician has felt but avoided for the sake of false decency: the two-state solution regarding Israel and Palestine was "a bad idea". There was only one supremo in this fight, and it certainly did not entail the downtrodden in Gaza or the West Bank.
-- Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah, Feb 16, 2017
In his consistently inconsistent manner before a press corps he has come to loathe, Trump also claimed that he could, "live with two-state or one-state": "I'm looking at two-state and one-state and I like the one both parties like. I'm very happy with the one that both parties like."
Another comment, of the same ilk, was equally gravity defying. "I thought for a while it looked like the two-state, looked it may be the easier of the two, but honestly if Bibi and if the Palestinians, if Israel and the Palestinians are happy, I'm happy with the one they like the best."
Comment: What ever rhetoric they spout, Israel will de facto agree to neither solution. A two-state solution has been rendered unworkable by the continued theft of Palestinian land. A one-state agreement would nullify Israel's claim to being a "Jewish" state. The dream of Eratz [Greater] Israel is the great goal.
- Terrorism: How the Israeli state was won
- Palestinian leaders: Israel's new land-grab law effectively kills any possibility for a two-state solution
- Welcome to Greater Israel!
Wed, 22 Feb 2017 22:20 UTC
"I know there is profound concern across Europe and the world that America is laying down the mantle of global leadership," McCain said.
Actually, Senator, "global leadership" has become synonymous with failed foreign intervention, and everyone has had enough of it.
McCain said there is "a sense that many of our peoples, including in my own country, are giving up on the West ... that they see it as a bad deal that we may be better off without ... and that while Western nations still have the power to maintain our world order, it is unclear whether we have the will."
No, what people have given up on is establishment collusion and the election of politicians who are more answerable to special interests (and to their own interests) than to those of the average citizen. People no longer believe that actual Western values intersect with the interests of McCain and his colleagues.
Wed, 22 Feb 2017 22:07 UTC
It's not even up for debate — Sergei Lavrov is in a league of his own. Russia's Foreign Minister mutilates Washington soundbites in his sleep and eats NATO press releases for breakfast — no salt.
As you are well aware, Sergei dropped a payload of painful truth on Mike Pence's smug, smarmy face during the Munich Security Conference on Saturday. But that was just a warm-up. Pence is a small fish in a big ocean of idiots.
Wed, 22 Feb 2017 21:52 UTC
We continue to report on what has become known as "Pizzagate" because the taboo subject which it is trying to bring to the mainstream — the reality that the political, business and religious elite of the world systematically abuse children — demands more exposure.
Our last pizzagate-related article highlighted the arrest of a VIP pedophile who has ties to the Clintons and their associates.
Since then, John Podesta and other Clinton associates have gone on the offensive. Podesta wrote a bizarre op-ed in the Washington Post, while another Clinton aide taunted Michael Flynn with Pizzagate "payback" on Twitter (interesting note: Hillary Clitnon retweeted it):
Comment: There's whole lot of smoke around this story. Despite the MSM's best efforts it just won't go away.
- Why is Pizzagate so far-fetched when proven pedophilia is disgustingly common among those in power?
- Going down the rabbit hole - Understanding #PizzaGate
- Establishment media goes nuts after Ben Swann airs segment investigating #PizzaGate - See the evidence for yourself
- Progressive liberal values: Tony Podesta's creepy taste in art, the creepy people he hangs out with, and Pizzagate
Wed, 22 Feb 2017 21:42 UTC
Libya's descent into chaos began on February 17, 2011, when protests in the city of Benghazi escalated to a widespread rebellion, concentrated mostly in the eastern portion of the country. In March 2011, as government forces rallied and prepared to crush the revolt, French, British, US, Canadian and Italian forces and allies from Jordan, Qatar, the UAE and Sweden implemented a no-fly zone over Libyan airspace, and launched air strikes against Libyan Army forces.
Comment: More on the evolving situation in Libya:
- Great Game never ended: Brits warn Russia "not to stick its paws in OUR Libya" - Shoigu response is priceless
- Is Russia about to mend what West left broken in Libya?
- Could Gaddafi's son Saif Al-Islam solve the Libyan crisis? Yes, he can
- Libya Tribes leader: Trump's travel restrictions justified, terrorists using fake Libyan passports to enter U.S.
Wed, 22 Feb 2017 21:37 UTC
"Saudi Arabia has provided Yemen with $10 billion," Abdrabbuh Mansur Hadi said, as cited by Al Arabiya, during a meeting of his Aden-based government on Wednesday.
A total of $8 billion from the sum will be spent on the reconstruction of government-held areas, with another $2 billion to be used to support Yemen's National Bank, he explained.
According to the president, restoring normal functioning of electricity and the water supply, health, education and communications are among the "urgent priorities" for his government.
Wed, 22 Feb 2017 03:05 UTC
None of these claims is true. Britain is not anti-immigrant but against uncontrolled mass immigration. President Trump is not a fascist but wants in fact to restore the rule of law and respect for the US constitution. Steve Bannon is not a white supremacist but someone who believes in western national identity based on Judeo-Christian values.
In other words, the opposite of fascism. But those making this charge aren't just diminishing and trivialising the horrors of true fascism or bigotry. They are also demonising all those who voted for Brexit or Trump. Millions of people. One British columnist wrote:
"Compulsive liars shouldn't frighten you. They can harm no one, if no one listens to them. Compulsive believers, on the other hand: they should terrify you. Believers are the liars' enablers. Their votes give the demagogue his power. Their trust turns the charlatan into the president. Their credulity ensures that the propaganda of half-calculating and half-mad fanatics has the power to change the world."
Comment: We might all be in sync with the definition of terms like decency, reason, fascism, moral accountability, but it is the manipulation of these words to meet a biased perspective for a particular and chosen outcome that snags society in confusion and destroys the consensus and confidence of a people. And, that is the game afoot.
New York Daily News
Fri, 17 Feb 2017 09:02 UTC
First, the facts: Alex Nowrasteh's much-cited Cato Institute analysis of terror attacks on American soil between 1975 and 2015 reveals that an American has a 1 in 3.6 million chance every year of being murdered by a foreign-born terrorist. The rate of death for victims of ISIS is even lower. "The annual chance of being murdered by somebody other than a foreign-born terrorist was 252.9 times greater than the chance of dying in a terrorist attack committed by a foreign-born terrorist," Nowrasteh writes.
You're also 19% more likely to be killed because your clothes catch fire than to be killed by a terrorist in this country. So let's dispense with this notion that our way of life is under siege by ISIS. Terror attacks are horrible and unjustified, but random acts of violence have zero potential to destroy our country.
Comment: Perhaps the public would like to comment on the fear tactics that have riddled the news over the past few years. Perhaps the public would like to have had a say in the decision to train and support ISIS, knowing this scourge has grown exponentially and gone viral in other countries at the hands of the US, Saudi Arabia, Israel, the UK. Too bad all those teensy statistics don't apply to the countries in which ISIS has infested itself. And, when the hand stops feeding it, what then are the "chances?"
President Trump on the other hand...He's not a murderer. He isn't advocating beheading his opponents (yet). But his early moves — and his obvious mental instability — threaten our way of life. Let us count the ways:
Comment: The better question is: Why is this author comparing the new president to a terrorist organization noted for murder and destruction, funded and supported by the former administration? To quote his words: "It's obvious."