New York Post
Sat, 22 Apr 2017 14:25 UTC
"The challenges we face," she said, "as a country and a party, are real."
Clearly, Hillary still sees herself as the leader of the Democratic Party. And why shouldn't she? Democrats have been locked in an abusive relationship with the Clintons for decades, enabling, explaining, convincing themselves that next time will be different. Party faithful hew to Hillary's excuses for losing to Donald Trump: It's James Comey's fault, plus the Russians, white supremacists, misogynists, the deplorables and immobilized millennials, among other things.
Sun, 23 Apr 2017 18:32 UTC
Producers from RT contacted Macron's press team earlier in April and were promised accreditation for the evening of the first round of the French presidential elections. However, despite repeated requests accreditation was never received, with the Macron team merely saying, "They are still being processed." And so on Sunday evening, neither RT nor the Ruptly film crew were allowed into the Macron campaign HQ, where there was a heavy security presence.
Members of Macron's campaign have repeatedly accused RT and Russian news agency Sputnik of spreading "fake news" and misinformation on behalf of the Kremlin. In March during an interview with Sky, Macron's aide Mounir Mahjoubi accused RT and Sputnik of being the "first source of false information shared about our candidate" and working with "fascist organizations or extreme right news organizations." And in February, the general secretary of Macron's campaign, Richard Ferrand, accused the two Russian media outlets of "spreading [and] developing fake news" to allegedly "influence democratic life" in France.
RT has adamantly denied these allegations as appalling and unfounded.
Sun, 23 Apr 2017 21:20 UTC
Apparently being a French nationalist is now a hate crime.
It is highly suspicious that Macron went through with most votes and will now likely win the Presidency on May 7th.
Sun, 23 Apr 2017 18:03 UTC
Macron received 23.8 percent of the votes and Le Pen 21.6 percent, according to French research firm IFOP. Another global research company, IPSOS, says the two candidates received 23.7 and 21.7 percent of the votes, respectively.
Francois Fillon of The Republicans and Jean-Luc Melenchon of La France Insoumise are also among the top four.
After the official results are announced, the top two candidates will then proceed to a run-off vote on May 7.
Comment: Obama's "non-endorsement" endorsement should probably tell us everything we need to know about what French Presidential race frontrunner Macron is committed to. But in case it doesn't:
- Taking a cue from Hillary: French politician Emmanuel Macron claims he will be targeted by Russia
- Emmanuel "Rothschild" Macron in French Presidential Elections: The Globalists' response to Trump, Putin, and Le Pen
- RT 'flattered' to be centerpiece of Emmanuel Macron's French presidential campaign
Sun, 23 Apr 2017 19:53 UTC
Since April 4th, opposition militants have been carrying out targeted acts of violence, vandalism and arson, as well as deliberately clashing with security forces in an attempt to plunge the country into total chaos and forcefully remove the elected socialist government. It is the continuation of an 18 year effort to topple the Bolivarian revolution by any means necessary — although you may have seen it miraculously recast in the mainstream media as "promoting a return to democracy" in the country.
Sun, 23 Apr 2017 18:36 UTC
Comment: The climate is certainly changing, as anyone keeping up with the Earth Changes category on Sott.net can tell you, however it's not because of the global warming hoax:
While the 2017 Earth Day's campaign was focused on environmental and climate literacy, US President Donald Trump chose to omit climate change issues in his Saturday statement altogether.
Trump praised America's natural resources and beauty, stating that his administration was committed to preserving them for future generations.
Sat, 22 Apr 2017 00:00 UTC
A few weeks ago I wrote that the real scandal of the US election was not the absurd Russiagate scandal but the growing evidence that the Obama administration used the scandal as cover to place under surveillance by the US security services during the election supporters of Donald Trump against whom there was no evidence that they had done anything illegal or wrong.
We now have what looks like the first authoritative confirmation of this in the form of the article in CNN about Carter Page which I discussed previously. Buried deep within the fantastic and rather aimless speculations about Carter Page which make up most of the article, there is this interesting admission:
Two months after Page's trip [to Moscow], the FBI sought and received a warrant from the secret court that oversees the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) to monitor Page's communications.The trip in question was one Carter Page undertook in July 2016 during which he gave a talk to Moscow's New Economic School. This is how CNN describes that talk
His trip to Russia in July 2016 revived the FBI's interest, when he delivered a lecture at a graduation ceremony for the New Economic School. The university opened after the fall of the Soviet Union and is ranked as one of the best universities for economics in Russia. Former President Barack Obama gave a speech there during his first official trip to Russia in 2009.In other words Carter Page gave a talk at a university set up in Russia after the USSR collapsed at which President Obama himself once gave a speech. During that talk Carter Page did no more than openly exercise his First Amendment right to make certain comments about US foreign policy. However because certain things he said "sounded different than what would be expected from most Americans" he was placed under surveillance and his communications were monitored.
But Page's lecture sounded different than what would be expected from most Americans. He parroted Kremlin talking points by chastising the West for prolonging "Cold War tendencies."
"Ironically, Washington and other Western capitals have impeded potential progress through their often hypocritical focus on democratization, inequality, corruption and regime change," he said, adding that US foreign policy toward Russia was "condescending" and "hostile." Page stressed to the audience that he was there as a private citizen and not a Trump surrogate. But a spokesman for the school told CNN that Page's ties to Trump helped secure the invitation
That this was not an isolated example is confirmed in further reporting by CNN itself, and in an article in the Guardian which appeared on 13th April 2017, which confirms that the communications of people associated with the Trump campaign were 'picked up' by various European intelligence agencies and passed on to the intelligence agencies of the US.
Comment: This yet may not be the complete story, but it does present a disturbing trail of collusion and treasonous acts perpetrated by liberal factions and their intelligence suppliers to influence the presidential election, falsely blame Russia and cause a Trump defeat.
New Eastern Outlook
Wed, 19 Apr 2017 00:00 UTC
My colleague, Dutch political analyst Hoger Eekhof called me up in a heightened state of disbelief recently. I recall Eekhof exclaiming over the phone some time back; "Phil, Soros' organizations own leaks admit his complicity in controlling European policies!" Then, having been on the trail of Soros some years now, I became anxious to hear what the archival researcher had turned up. To my amazement, it turns out damning evidence on Soros and his Open Society Foundations can be found in plain sight, within months-old DC Leaks cables obtained from the billionaire's NGO. No doubt some readers will be astonished as well at finding these leaks nowhere in any mainstream media. The revelations are so telling and broad, I do not even know where to begin telling the story. Maybe it's best to start with Soros straight out buying European media!
Comment: The Soros global command insidiously increases as each piece of propaganda, each twisted election, each manipulation of the public mind occurs - setting into place yet another factor in a geometrically-expanding matrix. For those who can see the pattern, understand the dynamics, spot the subterfuge...the only question is how to fortify against future corruption of societies and policies, politics and influence. Without broad-spectrum identification resulting in coordinated efforts to reverse damage done and eliminate future meddling, and without the awareness of a large percentage of the common global citizenry, this travesty, this co-opting, this manipulation of free thought and society will only gain momentum and fulfill its destined trajectory ala Soros. Do we even know what that really is, much less what it means?
- George Soros' NGOs exposed manipulating EU elections in 2,500 document hack from DC Leaks
- George Soros 60 Minutes unearthed: "I don't look at the social consequences of what I do"
- Soros: It's Not Easy Being God
- Is the curtain falling on George Soros' sparkling new world?
Sat, 22 Apr 2017 17:21 UTC
The operation took place in the Stavropol Region of the North Caucasus in southwestern Russia on Friday evening, Russia's National Anti-Terrorist Committee (NAC ) said in statement, as cited by Russian news agencies. The fighters belonged to a so-called "sleeper cell which pledged allegiance to Islamic State [IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL]," the statement said.
According to the committee, shooting broke out when officers attempted to stop the militants' vehicle and they opened fire. "Those in the car opened fire from an automatic weapon and tried to escape. The two criminals were neutralized [killed] with retaliatory fire," the statement said.
NAC said that the "neutralized bandits" have been preliminary identified. "One was the leader of a cell" who was "trained in Islamic State camps and returned to Russia to carry out terrorist acts. The other was an active cell member," the committee said.
Information from NAC suggests that the militants were planning to carry out attacks "including killings of religious figures and other civilians."
Russian security services found bomb making components and an automatic gun in the militants' vehicle, and grenades, an explosive device, a pneumatic gun, IS symbols, and books on extremist topics in one of their homes. The Federal Security Service (FSB) defused the explosive devices found on the site.
Sat, 22 Apr 2017 17:08 UTC
"As a result of oceanographic studies done by CSIRO (Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation) and presented to the meeting, a new search area near 35 degrees south was recommended," Dr. David Griffin, team leader of the oceanographic study, said in a blog post. "Our final recommendation is way more precise than I dreamed we would be able to achieve," he added.
The MH370 flight from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing disappeared under mysterious circumstances on March 8, 2014, with 239 people on board. A multinational search and rescue operation was launched covering a 120,000 square kilometer area (46,000 square miles), but yielded no definitive results.
The search was officially called off after almost three years on January 17, 2017.
Comment: The disappearance of MH370 remains a mystery. See also:
- Missing Malaysian Flight: last contact from plane made after systems shut down
- MH370 probe team may be forced to 'start again' - It didn't crash in the southern Indian Ocean
- Possible MH370 debris discovery suggests plane fell into Indian Ocean
- Plane disappearances - a brief history