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Why can't Killary and her awful kin just go away

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The world has had enough of the Clintons.
Since losing the most winnable presidential election in modern American history, Hillary Clinton has, among other things: given a series of high-profile speeches, joined Gov. Cuomo at his public unveiling of tuition-free college, refused to rule out a run for mayor of New York and issued an online video message exhorting fellow Democrats to fight on in her name.

"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.

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Liberté d'expression? RT and Ruptly crews barred from Macron HQ

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Barred from Macron HQ, RT sets up at Eiffel location.
RT and Ruptly were not allowed into the headquarters of French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron, despite earlier being promised accreditation by his team.

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.


Alarm Clock

Establishment Shunts Establishment Puppet into the Élysée: More Warmongering To Follow


Trust me, I'm a banker...
In his "victory" speech in the 1st round of the French presidential elections, Emmanuel Macron said he will represent all French people "in facing the threat of nationalists".

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.

Chess

Projected winners in 1st round of French presidential elections: Macron & Le Pen

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Officials empty a ballot box at the start of counting in the first round of 2017 French presidential election, France, April 23, 2017.
Emmanuel Macron of the centrist En Marche! party leads in the first round of the presidential elections in France, projections shows. Marine Le Pen of the National Front finished the tight race second.

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:


Attention

Make no mistake: There is a media blockade against Venezuela

Venezuela is in flames. Or at least parts of it are.

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.

Ice Cube

Trump's Earth Day speech praises 'rigorous science & economic growth', ditches global warming hoax

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A Trump supporter during the March for Science in Los Angeles, California April 22, 2017.
President Trump omitted climate change from his Earth day speech, while proclaiming his commitment to preserving America's "natural resources and beauty." He made it clear, however, that environmental protection could not come at the expense of US jobs.


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.

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Trump supporters were under surveillance during US election now confirmed

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Despite insistent denials, [it has been] confirmed Trump supporters were under intelligence agency surveillance during US election.

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.

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
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.

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.


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The Soros subversion control machine and the complicity of organizations

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"...the equivalent of Dr. Evil..."
Most policy experts know billionaire George Soros wields mighty influence. Even everyday citizens hear his name and associate it with control and power brokering. The man behind the anti-Trump chaos, the hedge fund oligarch and strange philanthropist, Soros is the real world equivalent of Dr. Evil. But up until now the world at large has tolerated his machinations. Up until now the world could not see clearly how Soros billions brought misery and suffering on a billion people.

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?

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Pirates

North Caucasus, Russia: Two ISIS-linked militants killed in sleeper cell security operation

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Russian Security Service
Russia's security services have killed two militants from a 'sleeper cell' linked to Islamic State in the North Caucasus region. The militants were reportedly planning to carry out terrorist attacks, including killing religious figures.

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.


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New research in the hunt for MH370 could reopen investigation

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A Boeing 777 flaperon from MH370
lA group of Australian researchers has narrowed down the area in which ill-fated MH370 flight could have crashed with unprecedented detail, which may lead the investigation to be re-opened and bring closure to the unsolved aviation mystery.

"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: