Tue, 21 Mar 2017 17:36 UTC
The alternative media community, especially its social media iteration, is experiencing collective psychosis in hallucinating that "Israel" and Russia are on the verge of war with one another.
The prevailing narrative is that Israeli "Defense Minister" Lieberman's threat to destroy Syria's air defense systems is tantamount to a declaration of war against Russia, with the assumption being that Moscow is on a crusade against Zionism and has thus become Tel Aviv's worst enemy.
There's no diplomatic way to say this, but the presumptions on which such a crazy conclusion has been reached are absolutely and utterly wrong.
Far from being Israel's hated nemesis like many in the alternative media community wishfully pretend that it is, Moscow is one of Tel Aviv's closest allies, and this is entirely due to President Putin's deliberate policies. Not only does he enjoy a very strong personal friendship with Netanyahu, but President Putin also sees a lot of opportunity to advance his country's interests in Israel through the large Russian diaspora there.
Wed, 22 Mar 2017 12:44 UTC
The Duran has written before about Democrat Representative Eric Swalwell, and his crusade to take down Vladimir Putin and President Trump with a "Russia election hack" scandal.
Swalwell's problem (despite his paranoia and ignorance on all things related to Russia) is that, to-date, no evidence can be dug up connecting Trump to Russia.
Comment: For an in-depth analysis of the US' current state of hysteria, check out:
The Fourth Turning and Steve Bannon Pt. 3: Implications for Hysterica-America
This kind of "thinking" is highly contagious and can spread throughout an entire society. Mass media just makes it worse, and provides a willing outlet for political operators to inject disinformation through the media stream and into the public mind. Actually, one of the best ways to observe it in action is just to watch and read the mainstream media. They consistently miss the point, ignore the big story, lie, or hallucinate things that aren't there. Government censors aren't necessary when people have their own tiny censors in their brain that prevent them from acknowledging any uncomfortable truths:When the habits of subconscious selection and substitution of thought-data spread to the macrosocial level, a society tends to develop contempt for factual criticism and to humiliate anyone sounding an alarm. Contempt is also shown for other nations which have maintained normal thought-patterns and for their opinions. Egotistic thought-terrorization is accomplished by the society itself and its processes of conversive [i.e. 'hysterical'] thinking. This obviates the need for censorship of the press, theater, or broadcasting, as a pathologically hypersensitive censor lives within the citizens themselves. (PP, p. 121)
Daesh terrorists executed and dumped bodies of hundreds of detainees at site near Mosul in 2014-2015
Wed, 22 Mar 2017 17:15 UTC
"The Islamic State (also known as Daesh) executed and dumped the bodies of possibly hundreds of detainees at a site near Mosul... Multiple witnesses told Human Rights Watch that the bodies of those killed, including bodies of members of Iraqi security forces, were thrown into a naturally occurring sinkhole at a site known as Khafsa, about eight kilometers south of western Mosul," the organization said.
"If exhumation is possible, the process should be carried out under international standards," the organization said.
The Iraqi government forces backed by the US-led international coalition forces are currently leading an operation to free western Mosul from the terrorists. The eastern part of the city was liberated in January.
The Daily Beast
Wed, 22 Mar 2017 16:35 UTC
Information from the raid shows al Qaeda's successful development of compact, battery bombs that fit inside laptops or other devices believed to be strong enough to bring down an aircraft, the sources said. The battery bombs would need to be manually triggered, a source explained, which is why the electronics ban is only for the aircraft cabin not checked luggage.
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security publicly cited two attacks on flights in the last two years, the downing of a Russian jet over the Egyptian Sinai in October 2015 and an attempt that nearly succeeded in bringing down a jet that had taken off from Mogadishu, Somalia last year and made an emergency landing after an explosion ripped open its cabin. The insurgent group Al-Shababb claimed credit for getting a laptop onboard the flight that had been rigged as a bomb.
Wed, 22 Mar 2017 16:39 UTC
On March 29 a high-level delegation from the Chinese Government and private companies will meet with their Russian government counterparts in the ancient seacoast city of Arkhangelsk on the White Sea at the mouth of the Northern Dvina River. The city is strategic as it is now navigable by ship year-around owing to technology improvements in Russian icebreakers. The occasion of the March 29 gathering is the fourth meeting of The Arctic: Territory of Dialogue forum since its creation by Russia in 2010. Among the agenda topics will be China-Russia cooperation in development of projects including the Belkomur railway and the Arkhangelsk deepwater port.
China's delegation, seventy participants, will be headed by Vice Premier of the State Council Wang Yang, a Politburo member and leading Chinese political figure. Russia's delegation will be led by Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin. Rogozin is not only head of Russia's Arctic Commission. For the past six years he has held the key post as Deputy Prime Minister responsible for the Russian defense and space industry. He is directly in charge of the Russian Foundation for Advanced Research Projects in the Defense Industry, Russia's version of the US Pentagon DARPA.
Wed, 22 Mar 2017 16:48 UTC
He added that the veracity of the documents had been proven by independent judicial committees and forensic experts.
Syria is going to file a lawsuit with regional and internationals courts against the perpetrators of terrorist crimes in the country. Damascus has enough documents on its hands indicating that the terrorists are getting help from some Arab and other countries.
Wed, 22 Mar 2017 16:39 UTC
Democrat Congresswoman Maxine Waters is quickly becoming the looniest US politician on the planet. Waters thought Russia had invaded North Korea, and called Trump's cabinet a bunch of scumbags, just to name a few of her recent mental breakdowns.
The Hill is now reporting that Democrat Congresswoman Maxine Waters is doubling down on her calls for impeaching President Trump, tweeting Tuesday that it's time to "get ready for impeachment."
Tue, 21 Mar 2017 16:16 UTC
article, appearing in the New Yorker on Sunday, sets out to tell its readers that there is no such thing as an American "deep state", repeatedly rubbishing the very idea whilst - at the same time - making a compelling case for the exact opposite.
To start off the author, David Remnick, relates a very cheery sounding story about a young man's transformative journey from junior naval officer to hard-hitting journalist. I shall relate it to you in bullet points, for the sake of brevity:
- In 1970 junior naval officer Bob Woodward, a Yale graduate and member of the Book and Snake secret society, goes to the White House Situation room. At night.
- Whilst there, he meets a high-up at the FBI named Mark Felt, an intelligence veteran and long-time loyalist to J. Edgar Hoover.
- For reasons unknown the two men discuss the career prospects of young Mr Woodward. Mr Felt gives Woodward advice about pursuing "only employment that interests him".
- Later that year Woodward leaves the navy, and applies for a job at the Washington Post. He doesn't get it, thanks to a complete lack of any journalistic experience. He spends a year working at a minor local paper instead, before being hired by the WaPo in 1971.
- Throughout this time Woodward and his FBI friend are in constant contact, Woodward thinking of Felt as a "career counsellor".
- Felt confides in Woodward that he sees the Nixon administration as "corrupt, paranoid, and trying to infringe on the independence of the Bureau".
- In 1973 Felt, under the alias "Deep Throat", leaks Woodward information on the Watergate break-in, and - by proxy - brings down the Nixon administration.
AFP / Yahoo News
Tue, 21 Mar 2017 16:25 UTC
The Latin American nation imports billions of dollars' worth of the yellow grain from the United States to feed its livestock.
But with Trump pushing to shake up the countries' trade ties, Mexico is now threatening to buy from elsewhere.
That is worrying corn growers in some of the very same US states that voted heavily in favor of Trump: Iowa, North Dakota, Kansas, Missouri and Nebraska.
Trump has vowed to restrict free trade with Mexico in order to protect US jobs and industry.
Wed, 22 Mar 2017 17:38 UTC
US air assets had been used to airlift members of the Syrian Arab Coalition, part of the Syrian Democratic Forces group, in a bid to retake the Tabqa Dam, Major Adrian Rankine-Galloway, a Pentagon spokesman, told Reuters. US forces also provided fire support, Rankine-Galloway said, but offered no further details.
The Tabqa Dam has strategic significance because it provides electricity to Raqqa as well as the nearby military airfield.
Speaking to reporters on Tuesday, Pentagon spokesman Eric Pohan said US military advisers were helping to coordinate the operation. He said no US troops were doing any front-line fighting and declined to say how many US troops are involved and what kind of aircraft were used to ferry the Syrian Arab fighters to the area.