If the power elites didn’t need the consent of the public to rule, they wouldn’t have to lie constantly about their reasons for war. What if its 1984 and you don't know it because you haven't recognized who big brother is yet.

Thursday, January 31, 2019

edward snowden explains who really rules in fifteen minutes;

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=loLSdh26V5I
every day i run across items along these lines and they illustrate that the thin blue line isn't always what we're told it is;


On Monday evening in Houston, a dozen armed men broke into the home of Dennis Tuttle and Rhogena Nicholas, a middle-aged couple who had lived in the house at 7815 Harding Street for at least two decades. The first man through the door, who was armed with a shotgun, used it to kill one of the couple’s dogs. Tuttle responded to the home invasion by grabbing a revolver and shooting the man with the shotgun, who collapsed on a sofa in the living room. As Nicholas tried to disarm the intruder, his accomplices shot her. Tuttle returned fire, and by the end of the shootout he and his wife were both dead. Four of the assailants were hit by gunfire, while a fifth injured his knee.  
Many people will be reassured to learn that the men who stormed into the house on Harding Street were police officers serving a drug warrant. I am not one of those people. Let me explain why, starting with some fishy aspects of the official police account and ending with the immorality of responding to peaceful, voluntary transactions with violence.
At a press conference on Monday night, Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo initially said the address of the raid, which began around 5 p.m., was in the 7800 block of Hardy Street, about 12 miles from the actual location. Acevedo said “Hardy Street” three times, and he seemed to be reading the address from a stack of papers. By the end of the press conference, he was saying “Harding Street.” Which address was on the search warrant? I am waiting to hear back from the Houston Police Department on that point.*
Acevedo said the the plainclothes narcotics cops serving the warrant “announced themselves as Houston police officers while simultaneously breaching the front door.” Meanwhile, uniformed officers waiting in or near a “marked police unit” outside the house “hit the siren and hit the lights so they knew that police officers were there.” Maybe that’s true, but it is possible that Tuttle did not hear the siren or did not connect it to the men bursting into his house. It is also plausible that the officers’ announcement, which by Acevedo’s account happened at the same moment that they were knocking down the door, did not register amid the noise, confusion, and shotgun blasts.
“Immediately upon breaching the door,” Acevedo said on Monday, “the officers came under fire from one or two suspects inside the house.” But as he revealed during a press conference the next day, it was actually the police who fired first, killing what he described as “a very large pit bull that charged at that officer.”............https://reason.com/blog/2019/01/30/the-cops-were-the-aggressors-in-this-wee
fifty five minute video of roger stone speaking about nixon and related subjects covering things you will wish to know, and some you may not agree with;


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OWpJ7ubN_6g&feature=youtu.be
the water temperature just got a bit warmer but you frogs won't notice as i suspect you're watching your tv to discover what you're supposed to think and believe;


The service NewsGuard, an establishment attempt to silence alternative media and independent media sites, has teamed up with Microsoft to help its effort to destroy free press. Meanwhile, the mysterious firm connected to intelligence agencies and former government officials on their advisory board has also just been linked to Saudi Arabia through Publicis Groupe, an investor in NewsGuard.
NewsGuard is now automatically included in Microsoft’s Edge browser on iOS, Android and Microsoft phones. Microsoft’s press release regarding the partnership states that NewsGuard “will empower voters by providing them with high-quality information about the integrity and transparency of online news sites.” Just one problem, who is providing transparency about the news rating agency?
When a user decides to search the Web, the extension tells the user whether or not a story is credible or not credible with 5 indicators and an information box judging the website.
the author of this exploration of the end of the empire shows you some things you may not have considered;


Way back when the West was pressuring the apartheid government to commit suicide on behalf of its people, they did a remarkable thing. They sequestered their nuclear program, making sure the information and material would not fall into the hands of whatever came after apartheid. It was remarkable, because no other state has voluntarily abandoned its program for the good of the world. Governments just don’t do that, but the South Africans did and a huge potential problem down the line was averted.
The reason this is worth thinking about is there are other unstable states, with lots of military technology. Pakistan is an obvious example. There is a better than even chance they have sold nuclear technology to other Muslim governments. They have most certainly been working with North Korea. Israel has nuclear weapons and they have advanced delivery systems. These are two countries that could fall into chaos or have their government overthrown. It’s not likely at the moment, but it is possible.
A bigger concern is America. There’s no getting around the fact that America is in bad shape in many important ways. The wizards in the Federal Reserve have been able to use creative ways to maintain the debt bubble, but everything comes to an end eventually. The demographic changes going on in the country are creating very serious fissures regionally, ethnically and economically. Just look at how aggressive and radical the political talk is these days. America looks very brittle right now........http://thezman.com/wordpress/?p=16318

two appearances by caitlin today after the meme previously posted. it seems that opposing the empire's hypocrisy is a bad thing because, of course, you know they have our best interests at heart;


The other day Hawaii congresswoman and Democratic presidential candidate Tulsi Gabbard came out with what remains the strongest rejection of the Trump administration’s regime change interventionism in Venezuela out of anyone likely to run for the presidency in 2020.
“The United States needs to stay out of Venezuela,” Gabbard tweeted. “Let the Venezuelan people determine their future. We don’t want other countries to choose our leaders–so we have to stop trying to choose theirs.”
Boom. Unambiguous, unequivocal, and without any of the “Yeah Maduro is an evil monster, but” modifiers that other officials (including Bernie Sanders) have been prefacing their feeble objections to Trump’s campaign to topple the Venezuelan government with. Which of course outraged all the usual war pundits, including the Washington Post‘s most reliable military-industrial complex fluffer Josh Rogin.
“Again, @TulsiGabbard shares the same foreign policy position as Russia and the Assad regime,” Rogin tweeted in response to Gabbard’s statement. “It’s probably just a coincidence.........https://caitlinjohnstone.com/2019/01/31/the-single-stupidest-argument-in-the-entire-stupid-salad-of-russiagate/
there's a three minute video at this link with the copy below showing you things you may wish to know;


So let me get this straight: The Russians brought America to its knees with a few facebook ads, but Uncle Sam’s concerted and ongoing efforts to overthrow governments around the world and interfere with elections is perfectly fine? Because…democracy? Riiiiiiight............https://www.corbettreport.com/election-interference-is-ok-when-uncle-sam-does-it-propagandawatch/
the words accompanying this meme were; since when do we allow a foreign state, in this case israel, to dictate what we can, and can't say about them;


a tiny step towards educating the 'consumer' about his situation;


there's a meme heading this article i attempted to paste here but it refused to paste so you'll have to follow the link for that, as the writer creates an introduction into why 'our' government isn't ours;



The great crime that was 9/11 was conceived and initiated by a matrix encompassing and (politically) led by the NeoCon think-tank that called itself the “Project for the New American Century”. This organisation published a document entitled “Rebuilding Anerica’s Defences” in which it openly recommended that the USA should pursue “total global military domination”. The document also said that attending to such a goal would be difficult without, “… some catastrophic and catalysing event – like a new Pearl Harbour.”
(watch this excellent “9/11 War Promises” documentary)
As we all know, the Neocons got their ‘new Pearl Harbour’ and as a result young Americans were posted all over the Middle East to fight and die to establish this domination. But whose interests did all these wars serve? Certainly not the interests of the American people.
As with the Bolsheviks in Russia, the NeoCons CARE NOTHING about the well-being of ordinary Americans. The Trump presidency has demonstrated clearly that these people HATE ordinary Americans.
This is so obvious it is not worth arguing the case.
The NeoCons are Trotskyists. They are neither Conservatives nor ‘Democrats’. They are an alien force that infiltrated a political system and succesfully took it over.............http://www.thetruthseeker.co.uk/?p=182982
two minute video showing what is happening in france these days that 'our free press' doesn't show you so you might wonder why;


https://youtu.be/yOI7kPzyvN4
one more take on the stone arrest showing some of why the empire now bears no relation to the constitution, and its just a matter of time until this applies to all of us, if it hasn't already been the case;


Last Friday, on a quiet residential street at 6 in the morning, the neighborhood exploded in light, noise and terror. Seventeen SUVs and two armored vehicles arrived in front of one house. Each vehicle had sirens blaring and lights flashing. The house, which abutted a canal, was soon surrounded by 29 government agents, each wearing military garb, each carrying a handgun and most carrying high-powered automatic rifles.
In the canal were two amphibious watercrafts, out of which more heavily armed government agents came. Circling above all this was a helicopter equipped with long-range precision weaponry and high-powered spotlights.
Four agents approached the front door to the house. Two held a battering ram, and two pointed their rifles at the door. One of the agents shouted and banged on the front door until the terrified owner of the house emerged, barefoot and wearing shorts and a T-shirt. He was greeted in the dark at his open front door by two rifle barrels aimed at his head.
This was not a movie set; it was not a foreign city in a war zone; it was not the arrest of the Venezuelan opposition leader in Caracas. It was middle America, Fort Lauderdale, Florida. The agents worked for the FBI, and the target of this operation was not a drug kingpin or a terrorist operative or a kidnapper of babies. It was a peaceful American in his own home — a political operative and longtime friend of President Donald Trump’s, named Roger Stone.
Why were there more FBI agents sent to arrest Stone than Navy SEALs sent to kill Osama bin Laden? Why jackboots in the morning in America? Here is the back story...........https://www.lewrockwell.com/2019/01/andrew-p-napolitano/an-american-nightmare/

my favorite former reagan cabinet official gets it right every time and here shows a portion of how corrupt and stupid 'our' government has become but tune in now because with their 'real news' machine it won't be long until all we have is the empire's version of pravda;


I remember when a suspect was regarded as innocent until proven guilty in a fair trial. Today prosecutors convict their victims in the media in order to make an unbiased jury impossible and thereby coerce a plea bargain that saves the prosecutor from having to prove his case. In the United States law is no longer a shield of the people. Law is a weapon in the hands of prosecutors. (See Roberts & Stratton, The Tyranny of Good Intentions.)
Formerly, if a prosecutor staged an arrest for publicity purposes, as Mueller did by placing a CNN presstitute on the scene and sending a couple of dozen heavily armed men in a pre-dawn raid to arrest a well known political consultant for allegedly “lying to Congress” when the appropriate procedure is for Mueller to inform Stone’s lawyer to present his client for indictment, the judge would throw out the case on the grounds that the prosecutor’s unethical action had biased the juror pool and made a fair trial impossible. The judge might also have thrown out the case on the grounds of selective prosecution. James Clapper while serving as Director of National Intelligence lied to Congress under oath and suffered no consequences, and Hillary Clinton has clearly broken the law and lied about it.
Today judges permit unethical behavior by prosecutors that deprives defendants of a fair trial, because judges don’t want the bother of trials any more than prosecutors do. Consequently, according to official statistics 97% of federal criminal cases are settled by a defendent pleaing guilty to a charge negotiated by his attorney and a prosecutor. As the charge is a negotiated or made-up one, most people in prison are there for confessing to crimes that never occurred.
Prosecutors, now that they are no longer bound by constraints of legal integrity, often fabricate a case against a person in order to force the person to give false testimony against the prosecutor’s real target. This is what Mueller’s cases against Cohen, Manafort, and Roger Stone are. Trump is the target, not Cohen, Manafort, and Stone. In addition, prosecutors string out the investigation so long that they force the target to use up his net worth fighting off an indictment. Then when the indictment arrives, there is no money left for lawyers, which adds to the pressure to “cooperate.” If Trump were a fighting man, he would pardon Cohen, Manafort, and Stone, reimburse them out of the Justice (sic) Department’s budget for their legal expenses, and have Mueller arrested for sedition and plotting to overthrow the duly elected President of the United States. This would be hypocritical as Trump himself is plotting to overthrow the duly elected president of Venezuela.
Mueller is not an agent of law. He is the agent of the military/security complex and the Democratic..........https://www.paulcraigroberts.org/2019/01/30/a-lawless-government/
the whole piece is pasted here and asks a very good question;


Special Counsel’s Robert Mueller’s securing of an indictment against political operative Roger Stone adds to the list of people associated with President Trump who have been charged with making false statements to federal officials.
The question naturally arises: If false statements to federal officials are so important, then why hasn’t the Justice Department secured an indictment against James R. Clapper, Jr., former director of the Defense Intelligence Agency under President Barack Obama. Clapper lied to Congress about secret surveillance schemes that were being conducted on American citizens.
According to vox.com, the following is a list of the people who Mueller has prosecuted or is prosecuting for allegedly making false statements to U.S. officials:
Paul Manafort
Roger Stone
Rick Gates
Michael Flynn
Alex van der Zwaan
Michael Cohen
Obviously, Mueller considers it important that people tell the truth when they are talking to federal officials.
So, I repeat: Why hasn’t the Justice Department secured an indictment against James R. Clapper Jr.?
On March 12, 2013, in a hearing of the United States Senate Committee on Intelligence, Senator  Ron Wyden asked Clapper, “Does the NSA collect any type of data at all on millions or hundreds of millions of Americans?”
Clapper responded, “No, sir.”
Wyden asked “It does not?”
Clapper said, “Not wittingly. There are cases where they could inadvertently, perhaps, collect, but not wittingly.”
On June 5, 1963, the Guardian published secret surveillance documents leaked by Edward Snowden. According to Wikipedia, these included “a top secret order showing that the NSA had collected phone records from over 120 million Verizon subscribers.”
Obviously, neither Clapper nor anyone else within America’s deep state could have anticipated that such records would ever see the light of day. Clapper must have believed that his lie to Congress was going to be preserved forever. But then Snowden came along and revealed the truth.
According to Wikipedia, “The following day, Clapper acknowledged that the NSA collects telephony metadata on millions of Americans’ telephone calls.”
It was clear that Clapper had lied to Congress, under oath. Again, from Wikipedia:
Representative Justin Amash became the first congressman to openly accuse Director Clapper of criminal perjury, calling for his resignation. In a series of tweets he stated: “It now appears clear that the director of national intelligence, James Clapper, lied under oath to Congress and the American people,” and “Perjury is a serious crime … [and] Clapper should resign immediately,” U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) said “The director of national intelligence, in March, did directly lie to Congress, which is against the law.” Paul later suggested that Clapper might deserve prison time for his testimony.
Why do Justice Department officials consider it bad when people who are associated with President Trump lie to federal officials but no big deal when it is done by people associated with former President Obama?...........https://www.fff.org/2019/01/30/muellers-indictments-and-james-r-clapper-jr/

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

 i imagine you're pleased by this story of the thin blue line keeping you safe from drug traffickers;


For nearly six full weeks, 29-year-old Matt Crull said he sat inside a Florida jail for a crime he didn’t commit.
The charge was trafficking heroin, according to CBS12. It came with a steep potential punishment and bond, which frightened Crull, who said an officer mistook laundry detergent for heroin.  
“(It’s) very surreal when you’re sitting in jail with a half a million dollars bond,” Crull told WPBF25, “and you can’t go anywhere knowing that you didn’t do wrong.
“In the past, when I have gone to jail, it’s been something where I knew I wasn’t going to be there forever,” Crull said, according to WPTV. “It’s a lot different than going to jail and the charge of trafficking of heroin carries a penalty of 25 years in prison.”
Crull was arrested by Martin County Sheriff’s deputy Steven O’Leary on Dec. 5, according to WPTV. Sheriff William Snyder says the officer has been fired after an investigation uncovered that at least 11 people he put in jail for drug charges were found innocent, the TV station reported.
“No matter what we do, no matter how hard we try, just based on the law of possibilities there’s always a possibility that one bad apple will slip through,” Snyder said, according to WPTV. The TV station reported that Crull may sue for damages.
Crull was sleeping inside his van in a parking lot before the arrest, according to CBS12. Officers got word of a “suspicious van” and went to check it out.
That’s when police say O’Leary found a bag of Tide laundry detergent and claimed a field test proved it was heroin, CBS12 reported.
“He showed me a picture of the field test kit that he supposedly conducted, on his phone,” Crull told CBS12. “He never actually showed me the real test kit.”
But Crull said he was confused how a drug was found in his car in the first place.
“I just looked at him baffled and confused,” he told WPTV, “because I had no idea as to where 92 grams of heroin came from inside my van.”
Snyder said they “couldn’t find anything credible with what O’Leary stated” and freed the 11 people, including Crull, who had been accused of possessing drugs, as reported by CBS12.
Now, Crull has a message for the officer whose arrest stole weeks of his life away.
“I’m not saying he ruined my life,” Crull told WPBF25, “but he definitely caused me a lot of emotional distress and a lot of stress on my family.”...........https://www.charlotteobserver.com/news/nation-world/national/article225235460.html
this is the sort of government official who is making sure we have 'real news' that's been thru the sanitizer to make sure we aren't contaminated by 'conspiracy theories';


During a government shutdown that furloughed hundreds of thousands of workers, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) continued operating and quietly received a $400,000,000 budget increase to further its insidious agenda to enslave or eradicate a majority of the population. At an agency meeting last Tuesday, FEMA Director Brock Long told regional subordinates that citizens who question the agency’s mission are “nothing more than cattle” and must be treated as hostile combatants.  
He cited a recent disturbance in fire-stricken Paradise, CA; local subversives, he said, protested FEMA’s presence by forming a human blockade to prevent agents from unlawfully trespassing on private property or entering the charred remains of scorched homes and businesses. A group of approximately twenty-five persons held protest signs reading “FEMA, WE DON’T WANT YOU HERE” and “FEMA, GO HOME.”
Long told colleagues that agents must not hesitate to use discreet, lethal force if citizens defy FEMA’s authority, and reminded them that powers granted by the Patriot Act absolve agents of criminal maleficence when acting in the line of duty.  He warned them, however, not to shoot anybody in the presence of media personalities.
Our FEMA source said the following: “Brock Long continues to perceive everyday people as a threat to his authority. And what happened in California has strengthened his paranoia. He wants the population subservient to FEMA. To him, you’re all livestock ready for the slaughterhouse. We’re talking about a man who has ordered agents to toss people off boats.  Even supervisors who disagree with his policies are powerless to stop him.”
This, our source added, is because Long, who was appointed by Trump in June 2017, still has the president’s ear. He admits, however, that Trump may be oblivious of Long’s hatred of Americans and propensity for violence. Long is a master manipulator; he told Trump he wanted to help him make America Great Again and spun yarns about abolishing Obama-era laws and rebuilding the agency’s tarnished image.
“Brock is and always has been a Deep State operative. Trump probably didn’t know and supported him because he took advice from his inner circle, and some of them, unbeknownst to Trump, are Deep State, too. As long as Brock holds a position of power, Americans are in grave danger,” our source said.
He believes Long would be ousted only under two circumstances: Either FEMA’s Fifth Column movement pose an unprecedented challenge to his authority or President Trump has an epiphany and recognizes Long for what he truly is—demonic.
“I’m doubtful that will happen. It ought to have happened by now. If anyone beneath him questions his motives, he yells and screams at them. Then he puts on his public face. It’s been this way now for the last two years, and if Trump is reelected in 2020, that means Brock Long’s reign of terror will last at least another six years,” our source said...........http://concerneduspatriots.com/fema-director-calls-citizens-cattle/
a thirty nine second video displays clearly for me, that 'our' government only wants you to have the 'news' it deems fit for you, so much for free speech;

https://www.investmentwatchblog.com/youre-just-as-accountable-because-you-reported-on-wikileaks-sarah-sanders-destroys-reporter/
 one of many indications of the decline of the empire we all can applaud;


With reports that the European Union is close to establishing its trade vehicle for facilitating trade with Iran, the Trump Administration has issued a statement warning them not to defy the US sanctions, in any way.
“The choice is whether to do business with Iran or the United States," Sen. Tom Cotton (Republican-Arkansas), told the AP.
“I hope our European allies choose wisely.”
The US reimposed sanctions on Iran after withdrawing from the P5+1 nuclear deal. EU nations did not withdraw from the deal, and companies are still allowed to trade with Iran. This, however, is difficult because US sanctions are scaring most banks away.
The EU solution is a clearing house for the trades, which allow companies to pay for Iranian goods, and Iran to pay EU companies for services, without any money crossing borders, cutting the banks out of it.
Long-term, the US worries that the alternative money payment system could become successful enough to compete with the international bank transfer system known as SWIFT. The fear is that it could eventually supplant SWIFT as the leading global institution for financial institutions to send and receive information about banking transactions.
Secondly, the US is concerned that other countries might try to route transactions through the European system just to circumvent US sanctions, the adviser said.
Thirdly, while the Europeans have signaled that the alternative money transfer system would be used only for humanitarian transactions, the US is suspicious that it could be used for non-humanitarian transactions to evade US sanctions, the adviser said.
............https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-01-29/trump-warns-europeans-not-defy-us-sanctions-against-iran

the fourth amendment is gone. the police state is here, albeit in a juvenile form as of now. mr' whitehead will show you much evidence of that opening in the following article;


This is jackboots in the morning. This is an American nightmare that they would arrest somebody like this.”—Judge Andrew Napolitano
The American Police State does not discriminate.
Whatever dangerous practices you allow the government to carry out now—whether it’s in the name of national security or protecting America’s borders or making America great again—rest assured, these same practices can and will be used against you when the government decides to set its sights on you.
We’ve been having this same debate about the perils of government overreach for the past 50-plus years, and still we don’t seem to learn, or if we learn, we learn too late.
For too long now, the American people have allowed their personal prejudices and politics to cloud their judgment and render them incapable of seeing that the treatment being doled out by the government’s lethal enforcers has remained consistent, no matter the threat.
All of the excessive, abusive tactics employed by the government today—warrantless surveillance, stop and frisk searches, SWAT team raids, roadside strip searches, asset forfeiture schemes, private prisons, indefinite detention, militarized police, etc.—will eventually be meted out on the general populace.
At that point, when you find yourself in the government’s crosshairs, it will not matter whether your skin is black or yellow or brown or white; it will not matter whether you’re an immigrant or a citizen; it will not matter whether you’re rich or poor; it will not matter whether you’re Republican or Democrat; and it certainly won’t matter who you voted for in the last presidential election...........https://www.lewrockwell.com/2019/01/john-w-whitehead/jackboots-in-the-morning-no-one-is-spared-from-this-american-nightmare/
i haven't liked or respected any of 'our' presidents since jfk but i know a lot of people who've placed their bet on hurricane trump. the following article may go far enough to show them how their faith isn't justified;



There he was, right there on the stage to the right side of Secretary of State Mike Pompeo who was briefing the press on America’s position concerning the recent coup in Venezuela. I rubbed my eyes—was I seeing what I thought I was seeing?
It was Elliot Abrams. What was HE doing there? After all, back in February 2017, after then-Secretary of State Rex Tillerson had pushed for his nomination as Deputy Secretary of State, it was President Trump himself who had vetoed his appointment.
Here is how the anodyne account in Wikipedia describes it:
In February 2017, it was reported that Abrams was Secretary of State Rex Tillerson‘s first pick for Deputy Secretary of State, but that Tillerson was subsequently overruled by Trump. Trump aides were supportive of Abrams, but Trump opposed him because of Abrams’ opposition during the campaign. [emphasis mine]
Abrams during the 2016 campaign had been a NeverTrumper who vigorously opposed Donald Trump and who had strongly attacked the future president’s “Make America Great Again,” America First foreign policy proposals.
Abrams, a zealous Neoconservative and ardent globalist was—and is—one of those foreign policy “experts” who has never seen a conflict in a faraway country, in a desert or jungle, where he did not want to insert American troops, especially if such an intervention would support Israeli policy. He was deeply enmeshed in earlier American interventionist miscues and blunders in the Middle East, even incurring charges of malfeasance...........http://www.unz.com/article/venezuela-the-deep-state-and-subversion-of-the-trump-presidency/


found this meme at the link below and i believe it clearly states the situation;

https://www.theburningplatform.com/

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

less than five minutes of bill cooper explaining a lot of what you see around you in 'government' and ngo activities. stop being a conservative or a liberal and return to being an american;


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aXg7XKTfQu0
six minute video showing how the 'justice system' isn't;


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=50Ji1pEXhE8&feature=youtu.be
sent by a friend this morning in seven minutes you'll hear how the roger stone arrest was an indication of where 'our' legal system has denigrated;

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NVgyV46sb6U&feature=youtu.be
if you know anything about bump stocks you are fully aware the las vegas shooter wasn't using a bump stock. the audio from that day clearly shows two, at least, different shooters using fully auto weapons. bump stocks aren't able to mimic a full auto weapon;


‘Police source’ confirms there was more than one shooter with a ‘high-powered’ weapon who acted on the night of the Las Vegas Massacre
LAS VEGAS (INTELLIHUB) — KSNV 3 News anchor Gerald Ramalho told viewers on the night of the massacre that he confirmed through a police source that there were, in fact, two shooters who fired their high-powered weapons into a crowd of thousands of people who were attending the Jason Aldean concert across the street from the Mandalay Bay.
The news confirming two shooters was reported at 11 p.m. local time and was buried shortly after with no apparent explanation or retraction.
“I have confirmed through a police source that there are two suspects with high-powered weapons,” the anchor reported. “They had some sort of high-ground position and they were firing on the crowd which was attending that Route 91 Harvest Music Festival.”........http://12160.info/profiles/blogs/news-anchor-on-night-of-vegas-massacre-i-have-confirmed-through-a?xg_source=activity
i found this just now at: http://woodpilereport.com/
a place i go every tuesday morning and even before reading the rest of what this came from, post it here;


If diversity simply correlates to less whites, as it of course does, and diversity is a source of incredible strength—indeed, our greatest strength—then explain Detroit, Michigan to me. Lagos? Port-au-Prince?...........https://theanatomicallycorrectbanana.com/home/2019/1/23/open-wide-for-diversity

Former Director of National Intelligence, James clapper, lied under oath about the NSA surveillance program. He faced no legal consequences and was instead rewarded with a job at @CNN. Roger stone allegedly lied under oath and his home was raided by armed agents. Weird, right?

another of my favored writers is fred, here featured below and he has his own www but i usually find him in many other places like this one. he's a disabled vietnam vet who lives in mexico with his mexican wife and has an interesting take on what is around him, like in this piece about the indigenous of central america;


Inasmuch America has a large population of Latin Americans, it seems to me that people, or some people, might want to know about them, and what they are, and where they came from. Most Latinos of the south are either a mixture of Spanish and Indian, or sometimes pure Indian. We have some idea of the Spaniards. They were European. But what were the Indians? What is their contribution to the great numbers of–whether you like it or not–new Americans? In particular, what are their blood lines? Are they, as insisted by web louts hostile to Mexicans, of very low IQ–83–and has their Asian blond enstupidated the Spanish? Were they horrendously primitive?
Without thinking about it, I had the entrenched idea that they were just that. I wasn’t conscious that it was either an idea or entrenched–just a fact. It didn’t occur to me that I knew virtually nothing about these people, or that there was anything to know.
What pulled me up short was their architecture. Throughout a large region, sort of Yucatan through parts of Honduras, you find ruined cities of monumental architecture that would match most of what is found in the ancient Near East. A great deal of it is overgrown with jungle. To get to major sites like Palenque, you walk along dim trails with unexplored walls and passageways. But the existence of these ruins did not set well with the idea of primitive incapacity. The architecture was entirely Indian since they had no contact with Europe............http://www.thetruthseeker.co.uk/?p=182875
we've seen this movie so many times there's no doubt how it will end but that doesn't stop the empire as it attempts to march on, and here cole make some good points i hadn't previously considered;


There are many things wrong with National Security Adviser John Bolton, but the worst is his fixation on petroleum politics. His response to the complex crisis of Venezuela is to hope that US energy corporations can produce some of that country’s oil (“It will make a big difference to the United States economically if we could have American oil companies invest in and produce the oil capabilities in Venezuela.”) He probably deliberately let journalists see a note he had made about sending 5000 US troops to Colombia, which neighbors Venezuela, as a way of threatening Caracas.
The hawks around the isolationist Trump have slow-rolled him on his withdrawal plans and have even inveigled him into increasing US troop levels in some countries, such as Afghanistan and Syria, from which he now seems determined to withdraw.
Given Trump’s erratic and volatile temperament and given the even more erratic and volatile temperament of the far right wing nuts like Bolton with whom he has surrounded himself, the question arises whether the US will be dragged into a military engagement in Venezuela. Over oil..........https://www.juancole.com/2019/01/bolton-gerontocrats-venezuela.html
sent by a friend this am and i post with comment unnecessary;


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fifteen minute video speaking about mandatory micro-chipping and how its coming our way. mark of the beast anyone;


https://youtu.be/bpXmdfkS4iw
the author's title for this is; if the world understood sovereignty it would solve all of our problems. the empire is once again showing us how it demands to rule the world, and most 'consumers' march along singing that song. as i've alluded to here i have neighbors who were once friends and aren't because i don't love the empire's aggression;


My own Australia has of course joined the chorus of US lackeys who are refusing to recognize Venezuela’s only legitimate and elected government, recognizing instead the presidency of some guy named Juan who decided to name himself Venezuela’s president with the blessing of the United States government. A statement from our Minister of Foreign Affairs, Marise Payne, reads as follows:
Australia recognises and supports the President of the National Assembly, Juan Guaidó, in assuming the position of interim president, in accordance with the Venezuelan constitution and until elections are held. Australia calls for a transition to democracy in Venezuela as soon as possible.
Australia supported the Lima Group’s early call for Nicolas Maduro to refrain from assuming the presidency on 10 January, relayed through our non-resident Ambassador to Venezuela.
We now urge all parties to work constructively towards a peaceful resolution of the situation, including a return to democracy, respect for the rule of law and upholding of human rights of the Venezuelan people.
It was only a matter of time before such a statement was issued. Australia has long served as Washington’s basement gimp, marching to the beat of US foreign policy on all issues no matter how idiotic or dangerous for as far back as I can remember. My country has seamlessly transitioned from British colony to US military/intelligence asset without ever once raising its head toward anything resembling national sovereignty except once briefly in the mid-seventies, which saw a CIA/MI6 coup oust our elected leadership here. This coup was preceded by our then-Prime Minister’s discovery that Australian intelligence officers had been operating as proxies of the CIA to overthrow the Allende government in Chile in yet another sovereignty-violating coup, one which has often been compared to what we’re seeing in Venezuela today...........https://www.lewrockwell.com/2019/01/no_author/if-the-world-understood-sovereignty-it-could-end-all-our-problems/
you couldn't make this stuff up if you tried the hypocrisy is so prevalent and obvious once you begin to look into the stuff below the surface, and here its africa we're playing with again;


When US National Security Advisor John Bolton unveiled the new United States plan for Africa last December, few in Congress knew the closely guarded secrets of the plan that was already in progress for almost a year. The journalists, African dignitaries, US government officials, and political groupies in attendance at the Heritage Foundation event built around the announcement were “enlightened” on Donald Trump’s plans for recolonization of Africa.
The Africa policy Bolton revealed the essence of Donald Trump’s mission to assist in the final solution for underdeveloped nations worldwide. Trump’s “American First” campaign promise was the wakeup call to Africa and other continents, a call to pay attention to renewed American aggression. The National Security Advisor, making a speech on policy the Secretary of State should probably have made, warned all in attendance at the event:
“The United States will no longer provide indiscriminate assistance across the entire continent, without focus or prioritization… From now on, the United States will not tolerate this longstanding pattern of aid without effect, assistance without accountability, and relief without reform.”
Bolton went on to proclaim China and Russia as American adversaries on the continent, condemning them for “rapidly expanding their financial and political influence across Africa.” Trump’s right-hand man on dirty dealings around the globe called China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) “predatory practice,” as a stunned audience looked on. The core of his statements are stunningly honest and clear:
“We want something more to show for Americans’ hard-earned taxpayer dollars.”
And that “something” is not in the best interests of the people of Africa, as anyone who’s studied Anglo-European meddling in African affairs can attest. Trump’s Africa plan is more or less the same as all previous US presidents, even though he and Bolton pretend this imperialism is something new. Bolton slung daggers at China for holding debt in Africa, when it is the Paris Club led by Americans that has most African nations over a debt barrel. The United States, Britain, Germany, Netherlands, and France are robbing African nations like the Sherriff of Nottingham, and there’s no Robin Hood in sight. In Bolton’s statements issued by the White House, we find:
“China uses bribes, opaque agreements, and the strategic use of debt to hold states in Africa captive to Beijing’s wishes and demands. Its investment ventures are riddled with corruption and do not meet the same environmental or ethical standards as U.S. developmental programs.”............https://journal-neo.org/2019/01/29/the-new-plan-for-africa-is-just-like-the-old-imperial-one/

here is a clear and concise description of what israel is and how it became that criminal enterprise;


A study by a Toronto-based consulting and research company has revealed that over the past fifty years mainstream reporting about Israel has been distorted to portray the Jewish state in positive terms while ignoring the plight of the Palestinians under Israeli occupation. The media study, based on a computer analysis of 50 years of data, found that major U.S. newspapers have provided consistently skewed, pro-Israel reporting on Israel-Palestine. The slanting in news coverage included subtle manipulations like using word associations favorable to Israel and derogatory to Palestinians as well as persistent publication of stories praising Israel while also avoiding reporting anything supportive of the dispossessed Arab point of view.
The researchers from 416Labs were able to evaluate headlines and articles derived from five major U.S. newspapers: the Chicago Tribune, Los Angeles Times, New York Times, Washington Post, and Wall Street Journal during the time period 1967 to 2017. June 1967 was selected as the starting point to include coverage of the Six Day War and its aftermath, when Israel attacked Jordan, Egypt and Syria to begin its military occupation of Palestinian territory on the West Bank and Gaza.
No one should be surprised by media bias in favor of Israel given the dominance of Jewish owners and editors in the major media, but the study just might have gone one step farther and noted, as did Congressman Paul Findley in his book They Dare to Speak Out back in 1985, that much of the bias stems from the overseas correspondents covering the Middle East for the U.S. and European media also being overwhelmingly Jewish. And a review of the Israel-philia might have gone back even further in time to the foundation of the state in 1948 to find similar favorable coverage..........http://www.unz.com/pgiraldi/israels-story/
i'm always amazed at how occupants of the empire believe its our right and duty to act as if we own the world and this author speaks clearly about that fantasy;


It truly is phenomenal. The massive death and destruction from U.S. interventionism in Iraq, Afghanistan, Syria, and the rest of the Middle East isn’t even over with, and yet interventionist dead-enders are now shifting their sights to Venezuela. One almost gets the impression that the dead-enders are saying to America, “Please, give us one more chance. We promise we’ll get it right this time.”
Obviously, the dead-enders are hoping that Americans forget the unmitigated disasters that interventionism has produced on this side of the world, such as in Guatemala, Nicaragua, Cuba, Chile, and others.
The time has come for the American people to raise their sights to a higher level, one that involves not only rejecting more interventionism in Venezuela but one that rejects interventionism entirely. It is the only solution to the foreign policy-woes in which interventionist dead-enders have mired our nation.
That necessarily means the following:
  1. Bring home all U.S. troops from everywhere and discharge them into the private sector, since they will no longer be needed.
  2. Abandon all U.S. military bases in foreign countries, including the Pentagon’s and CIA’s torture and prison center in Cuba.
  3. End all foreign aid, including to pro-U.S. dictatorial regimes.
  4. Restore a limited-government republic to our land, which necessarily means the dismantling of the national-security state branch of the federal government (i.e., the Pentagon, military-industrial complex, CIA, and NSA).............https://www.fff.org/2019/01/28/end-all-interventionism-not-just-in-venezuela/
pcr speaks here about how the empire is having its version of the cultural revolution the chinese had when mao was still in charge though here its pervasive and not as obvious;


We know that the white male has been delegitimized. Women’s studies, black studies, Latino studies, and Identity Politics have been demonizing, and teaching hatered of, white males since the 1980s. But where did these hate-filled special interest groups get their power? The answer is that effete white males handed it to them.
It was white male university administrators who created the anti-white male propaganda degrees called women’s studies and black studies. It is the white males in the Democratic Party who endorse Identity Politics, an ideology that puts responsibility for all the evil in the world on white males.
The latest white male collapse is that of the president of Notre Dame University. Catholics, themselves formerly a marginalized people in the United States and Great Britain, are guilty, according to Rev. John Jenkins, Notre Dame’s president, of displaying in Notre Dame’s main building a wall mural painted by Luis Gregori in 1880. In the Identity Politics that now rules even Catholic universities, the 1880 painting is viewed in the 21st century as depicting native Americans in stereotypical submissive poses before white European explorers. https://apnews.com/b94ea91f11e649579326812f3b7c2980
I would bet that most Americans would not read the painting in this way. But in American everything is determined by the few.
Notre Dame’s president has decided that the solution to this “offense” is for the university to cover the mural.
Apparently the only intelligent person present at Notre Dame university is a law student, Grant Strobl, who said that “if we adopt the standard of judging previous generations by current standards, we may reach a point where there are no longer accomplishments to celebrate.”...........https://www.paulcraigroberts.org/2019/01/28/the-delegitimization-of-the-white-male/

Monday, January 28, 2019

kunstler's description of the fbi raid is a good intro to this flight of fancy by 'our' government;


Maybe twenty-nine FBI agents in tactical combat gear and a fleet of SUVs with K-Force LED lights flashing wasn’t enough to flush out the arch-villain Roger Stone from his South Florida hide-out. Ever consider that? He might have charged out of the place like John Wayne in Rio Bravo, brandishing a spatula or a shoe-horn, since he didn’t happen to have a Colt-45 on hand. Maybe they should have sent in a SEAL team and the Boston Patriots offensive line for back-up. Anyway, they got their man! And CNN was there to record it, thanks to their 2018 hire of FBI former special agent Josh Campbell, who had been FBI Director James Comey’s majordomo in a previous career incarnation. Isn’t it a small world? Somehow Josh got wind of the pre-dawn raid.
Roger Stone is not everybody’s cup of antifreeze. I don’t want to go too tweet-mean on the guy, but let’s face it, physically he does look a little like Zippy-the-Pinhead — if, say, Zippy had made it to community college and learned how to manage a four-in-hand necktie. Mr. Stone represents a certain kind of stock character in American politics: The Joker. In the Batman sense of the role: the sociopathic trickster. He made his bones cooking up gags for “Tricky Dick” Nixon, and carved out a long career as a behind-the-scenes political black-opster on the Republican side. American politics, in my lifetime anyway, is just one long game of innuendo — proctology as practiced among the goodfellas in the electoral trade — and ole Roger was famous for finding new and comical ways of putting it to the opposition.
And so, the FBI came a’calling to indict him on various felony counts of lying to them, witness tampering, and obstruction of justice, charges that could put him on ice until the end of his days — unless they can crack him like a four-minute egg for a rich yolk of confession about Mr. Trump’s scheme to sell Arkansas to Vladimir Putin, or something like that...........http://kunstler.com/clusterfuck-nation/stone-cold-counter-story/
it seems that the poor misunderstood zionists are facing more anti-semitism;


More than 65 percent of adults in Britain believe that the Holocaust, the alleged genocide of Jews during the Second World War, has not taken place in the way that historians claim, a new study shows.
The study, covering 2,000 adults in the UK and conducted by The Holocaust Memorial Day Trust, showed more than two-thirds of British adults “grossly” underestimated the number of people believed to be killed in the historic process.  
According to some historians, around six million Europeans were killed by the Nazi Germany between 1941 and 1945.
The survey showed that five percent of people in the UK, or one in 20 surveyed, believed Holocaust did not happen at all and was a complete lie while one in 12 believed the story was exaggerated.
The findings come at a time when senior politicians and celebrities in the UK have come under pressure by pro-Israeli groups to abandon their anti-Semitist stances.
Many in the UK and other European countries have constantly rejected claims that around two-thirds of European Jews were killed by the Nazi Germany during the Second World War, saying Holocaust was a historic fabrication which helped Israel occupy Palestine under the banner of protection of Jews.
Under immense pressure from Israel and other Semitist lobbies, many European governments have outlawed the denial of holocaust and continue to impose fines and prison sentences on those denying the incident............https://www.presstv.com/Detail/2019/01/27/586967/UK-adults-Holocaust-denial-study
more releases from the archives in the what the local paper won't print because i have a limited allowance of how many times they'll publish me and there's more roaming around in my head so it hits word docs and then here;



George Orwell in his novel “1984” spoke of what he called doublethink. Doublethink uses “logic against logic” and “repudiates morality while laying claim to it”. Doublethink, doesn’t allow for the contradictions that can plague conscience. In this Big Lie the world is black and white, good and evil, righteous and unrighteous. The Big Lie allows believers to take the comfort they’re desperately seeking; in their own moral superiority at the very moment they have abandoned morality.

The UN had no business partitioning Palestine or handing over more than half the territory to a minority of intruders for a state of their own without even consulting the native Palestinians. Israel’s membership of the UN in 1949 was conditional on the new state complying with UN Resolution 181, which included a guarantee of the rights of minorities and religious rights, including free access to and the preservation of holy places, and the creation of an economic union between the two states; a custom union, joint monetary system, joint administration of main services, and equal access to water and energy resources. It also required Israel’s compliance with Resolution 194 which called on Israel to allow Palestinian refugees to return to their homes. Israel has never fulfilled its obligations so should have been kicked out of the UN.

Zionism, the political form of the Jewish religion, began moving its advocates to Palestine in the early part of the last century. Soon after arriving they began attacking the native Palestinians. This gradually escalated until the end of WW2, when more European Jewish refugees arrived leading to what we see today.

In an operation begun the day before Israel declared statehood in 1948 much of the Arab population was driven from their homes, and many were murdered in the streets, their homes looted. Many Arabs were forced into officially-designated ghettoes, and the Jews were given “legal” title to what had been Palestinian property. Palestinians are described as “terrorists” but they’re victims of a great “ethnic cleansing”. Israel removed 750,000 Palestinians.

There was some hope, before the 1967 war, that Israel and the remaining Palestinians could coexist side by side: the Israeli occupation in the wake of Israel’s stunning victory changed that. A creeping “Nazi-like mentality” can be seen throughout Israel which essentially became a dictatorship the moment it decided to rule millions of Palestinians who are prisoners in their own land. The Israeli colonization of Palestine looks like the genocide against American Indians: Gaza and the West Bank are two big reservations.

Apartheid exists in states that enforce laws and policies that discriminate between people on the basis of race or religion, and this is true in Israel as well as in the occupied West Bank and Gaza Strip.

It’s clear from the writings of Zionist leaders that they understood the effects of their activities from the beginning. Theodore Herzl, the movement’s founder, confided in his diary that the indigenous Palestinians would have to be “spirited across the border discreetly”. David Ben-Gurion, Israel’s George Washington, was clear: “We must expel the Arabs and take their places”.

This was always the logic of Zionism, a religious nationalism that claims God promised the Jewish people the land “from the Nile to the Euphrates”. Accomplishing this goal, requiring military conquest, was hidden by early Zionists, who painted a picture of a happy socialistic union of Jewish and native Arab cultures that would make the desert bloom. It was the Zionist equivalent of the “they’ll shower us with rose petals” argument neocons made as they created the Iraq war. This fantasy gave way to realism as Arab resisted their removal, and the horrors of the Nakba, ethnic cleansing, became apparent; Israel became a dictatorship in the 1948 dispossession and slaughter which made the Jewish state possible: Zionism is religious nationalism built on colonization, conquest, and expulsion of indigenous peoples.

We have gotten used to the sight of Israel conducting a shooting-gallery “war” in the open air prison that is Gaza. There’s something new about their recent state terrorism. The Israeli leadership’s reversal of all moral and international legal standards in its conduct of their “wars” looks as if they enjoy the killing of innocents, eagerly creating their own brand of pogroms.

The father of American public relations, Edward Bernays, said The Big Lie is limited only by the propagandist’s ability to understand and speak to the emotions of “consumers”. Most supporters of Israel don’t care to know the truth, which would force them to examine their own self-delusions about Zionist and Western moral superiority, so they swallow the lies fed to them. The Big Lie always finds willing participants in what Bernays called the “logic-proof compartment of dogmatic adherence”. All effective propaganda, Bernays wrote, targets and builds upon these irrational “psychological habits.”

Israel has been secretly allowed nuclear weapons by the Empire. This is ignored by Western government and media as they focus on Iran. This could easily provide the spark that will engulf all of us in the world’s first nuclear war. Israel has regularly attacked its neighbors but its real power is found in its overseas assistants: the Zionist power groups in North America and Europe. The most important of these organizations and individuals operate in America giving Israel over $150 billion dollars in economic and military grants and loans from you in the past half-century. Each year Israel gets billions in tribute, billions in tax-free donations from billionaire Israel loyalists with dual American/Israeli citizenship.

The ‘pro-Israel lobby’ is the most powerful group influencing “our government” today. Israeli power over American Middle East policy has led to the Empire’s invasions of Iraq, Syria and Libya; the economic boycott and blockade of Iran; breakup of Sudan; and bombing Somalia. This has flooded Europe with refugees.

Israeli power in the Empire operates through various political tools in assorted locations. The pro-Israel media moguls at the Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, the New York Times and all the TV networks unconditionally defend Israel’s bombing, removal and repression of Palestinians while demonizing any Arab or Muslim states which oppose its brutality, frequently calling for the Empire to impose sanctions and/or to attack Israel’s critics.

The cost of the wars has been expensive for you and more so for the targets: Over a quarter million physical and mental casualties among America’s military; trillion’s of dollars and counting in military expenditures crippling America’s economy and a vast and growing army of Islamist and nationalist rebels opposing American interests throughout the region.

ten minute video of an individual named condell i found this time at: 

https://westernrifleshooters.wordpress.com/2019/01/28/latest-condell/

every time i see this person speak i've found him to be clear headed and well spoken;


https://youtu.be/R9T4dGAxtO0
here's a tip of the iceberg march thru recent history concerning the wonderfulness of british and therefore, american propaganda history;


Back in the early days of mankind, warriors would paint their faces to intimidate their enemies on the field of battle. This example serves as a clear indicator that psychological warfare is just as old as the conventional one. It’s the strategies that are changing, while basic concepts remain the same. So is it any wonder that charging ranks of men would be shouting at the top of their lungs to render the defending side weakhearted for centuries.
However, psychological warfare has only reached the level of propaganda as we know it today in the course of WWI. Is it any wonder that the state that is known for its deception and trickery managed to come on top of this trend? The dirtiest lie that London managed to spread all across the globe was the notion that German soldiers would collect their fallen comrades along with the bodies of their enemies to produce stearine and feed pigs. This disgusting lie was only debunked in 1925 by the American newspaper Times Dispatch that would state that the story that made the rest of the world hate Germans turned out to be a blatant lie. The House of Commons had to make an official statement admitting that this whole story was a fake that British intelligence agents devised to allow Britain to get an upper hand in the war against Germany.
It’s only logical to assume that a century later we know better than to believe British media sources that are still busy fabricating propaganda, but nothing has really changed. Even though London has recently been trying to discredit Russia instead of Germany, there’s no real way of knowing who will become the next target of those poisonous lies.
It’s hardly a surprise that Britain’s prime minister Theresa May in her Christmas message to the UK armed forces expressed her gratitude to British pilots and sailors for defending the shores of the kingdom from the “Russian invasion.” Of course, it was of little importance that Russia hasn’t even tried to invade anyone last year.
At least the UK had the decency to recognize that Russia’s runaway oligarch Alexander Perepilichnyy died of natural causes, after blaming his death on Moscow for years on end.
It had no more luck blaming the protests of the yellow vests movement in France on alleged Russia’s meddling, as the French security services were quick to debunk these lies in the publication of Journal du Dimanche last December. It’s curious that prior to this statement freelance journalists working for the BBC were complaining of their editors forcing them to come up with at least some semblance of evidence of Russian meddling in the French protests, as they “wanted blood”.
Similar attempts would be made by the UK all through the last year, with the so-called Salisbury incident that was staged in a bid to disrupt the FIFA world cup in Russia. During that time senior British officials would make all sorts of wild accusations against Moscow, while presenting zero evidence to back up their claims. As it’s been revealed by the hackers working for the Anonymous group and later recognized by the British foreign office, London launched operation Integrity Initiative some time ago, that is aimed at meddling in the internal affairs of other states under the pretext of combating Russia’s disinformation attempts..............https://journal-neo.org/2019/01/26/propaganda-the-only-weapon-that-london-has-to-distract-humanity-from-its-crimes/
looks like the zionists now have their sights set on negros;

https://desertpeace.wordpress.com/2019/01/27/gotta-love-it-when-zion-loses-out-big/


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Who does the FBI raid?
 Hillary Clinton? No.
 Nikolas Cruz? No.
 Clinton Foundation? No.
 Fusion GPS? No.
 Boston Bombers? No. 
San Bernardino terrorists? No. 
John Podesta? No. 
Susan Rice? No. 
Roger Stone? Yes. 
Michael Cohen? Yes.
 Paul Manafort? Yes.
 Justice is no longer blind.
several times a week i find a good illustration at this site, and here's another;

http://itaintholywater.blogspot.com/

six minute video of the las vegas shooting that seems to contradict the things the tv told us where she speaks of shooting into the hotel;


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ZQRaZJoqrY&feature=youtu.be
in case you ever thought the empire to be a good looser read the following;


The US/al-Qaeda regime-change onslaught failed so now posturing US politicians will do everything they can to make sure Syria goes through the same sanctions hell Iraq did 1990-2003:
On Tuesday, the House of Representatives unanimously passed legislation to impose new sanctions on the Syrian government of Bashar al-Assad and its allies, and those who do business with them. The move comes a month after President Donald Trump’s announcement to withdraw troops from Syria, and as some Arab governments are thawing relations with the Assad regime, which has all but secured a military victory after nearly eight years of war. The measure has been passed by the House twice in previous sessions, and a companion bill currently remains pending in the Senate.
House Foreign Affairs Committee Chair Eliot Engel, D-N.Y., reintroduced the standalone version of the Syria bill, H.R. 31, which passed under fast-track procedures. On the Senate side, the bill is one provision rolled into a foreign policy-related package called the Strengthening America’s Security in the Middle East Act, with Florida Sen. Marco Rubio as a lead sponsor. Senate Democrats blocked the bill — designated as S.1, which symbolizes heightened importance — on the grounds that Congress should reopen the government before considering unrelated legislation.............https://russia-insider.com/en/congress-pass-sanctions-against-syria-reconstruction/ri26055