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How Times Have Changed: Pentagon Papers Whistleblower Daniel Ellsberg Wins The 2018 Olof Palme Human Rights Prize—48 Years Later
Post Date: 2019-01-10 08:30:36 by Deckard
An incredible, but late, distinction and well-placed honor has been awarded to one of the preeminent whistleblowers in history, the now-87-year-old Daniel Ellsberg, who blew the whistle about what became known as the Pentagon Papers. Ellsbergs late-coming honor was for his profound humanism and exceptional moral courage, revealing successive U.S. administrations had lied to the public about the Vietnam War. The following insightful statement by the award jury demonstrates, in my opinion, just how stupidly Controllers have embraced the idea that those who govern are not accountable to those whom they govern: Regardless of such consequences, his decision led ...
Leaving Syria? Don’t Make Me Laugh
Post Date: 2019-01-08 10:10:08 by Deckard
It only took a few days for the Trumpster to walk back his latest bit of flatulence masquerading as a principled promise. After talking with arch neocon simpatico Senator Lindsey Graham, Trump said the removal of troops from Syria will be a slow trainor more likely a train stalled on the tracks. There are some things the Deep State with its penchant for endless war profiteering and creative destructionbasically order out of chaos and mass murderwill not tolerate. Demonitizing war and organized mass murder top the list of no-nos. First and foremost, the president does not call the shots on foreign policydespite the command-in-chief ...
Some interesting new information about 9/11
Post Date: 2019-01-07 08:40:08 by Deckard
Source: truepublica.org.uk TruePublica Editor: We have published almost nothing about 9/11 on TruePublica. When independent news outlets do, they are immediately branded by the mainstream media and so-called fact-checkers as conspiracy theorists. The BBC makes this point precisely in a 2018 article that starts like this On 11 September 2001, four passenger planes were hijacked by radical Islamist terrorists almost 3,000 people were killed as the aircraft were flown into the World Trade Centre, the Pentagon and a Pennsylvania field. Just hours after the collapse of New Yorks Twin Towers, a conspiracy theory surfaced online which persists more ...
The Cryptocurrency-Terrorism Connection Is Too Big To Ignore
Post Date: 2019-01-06 20:43:16 by A K A Stone
The following is an op-ed by MEMRI Executive Director Steven Stalinsky that was originally published in The Washington Post on December 17, 2018. On Nov. 26 in a federal court in New York, 27-year-old Zoobia Shahnaz pleaded guilty to financially supporting the Islamic State terrorist group with a scheme that employed money laundering and bank fraud, along with bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies, according to prosecutors. She was tripped up when law enforcement officials detected overseas wire transfers designed to avoid financial-reporting requirements. Cryptocurrency has come to terrorism, with an array of terrorist organizations exploiting the anonymity afforded by blockchain technology ...
We Shouldn't Say 'Jew,' Use 'Zionists' Instead
Post Date: 2019-01-06 20:41:18 by A K A Stone
During a December 23, 2018 interview on Baladna TV (Gaza), Palestinian author Mushir Al-Farra said that the Palestinians should be more cautious while representing their cause on media outlets to avoid speaking in a way that weakens it. He gave the several examples of statements made by Palestinian media figures or Hamas representatives that Israeli officials that played into the hand of Israel. One example is a statement by Salah Bardawil from Hamas in May 2018. Bardawil said that almost all the people killed during the "Return March" clashes were Hamas members. Al-Farra said that "MEMRI monitors everything," and that Al-Bardawil's statement was "a big ...
Another Pentagon DOD goober resigns, Kevin Sweeney - Forced out, Fired?
Post Date: 2019-01-06 14:51:31 by Hondo68
Kevin Sweeney is seen in 2014 when he served as a US Navy rear admiral. (CNN)Kevin Sweeney has resigned as Pentagon chief of staff after serving the defense secretary for two years. "I've decided the time is right to return to the private sector. It has been an honor to serve again alongside the men and women of the Department of Defense," Sweeney said in a short statement posted on the Department of Defense website late Saturday night. A knowledgeable source told CNN's Jake Tapper that the White House forced Sweeney out. The source did not provide further information about the reason.
Poster Comment:Does the Rear Admiral really want to spend more time with his ...
Leader of international child porn ring killed in prison fight
Post Date: 2019-01-06 13:35:09 by Hondo68
© Reuters / Shannon Stapleton A man serving 40 years for running an online child-porn ring that ensnared over 100 young girls has died after what authorities believe to be a targeted stabbing attack by inmates at a Michigan prison. Christian Maire, who led a group that enticed and blackmailed young girls to film themselves performing X-rated webcam shows, was fatally attacked by seven other inmates in the prison housing unit at Milan Federal Correctional Institution this week, Detroit News reports. He died several hours later after being taken to hospital. At least one of the inmates was armed with a makeshift shiv.Read more US prison inmates sue for constitutional ...
Amazing Folk Rock Band The Hu Release Music Video [Mongolia]
Post Date: 2019-01-05 10:26:23 by A K A Stone
This is an excellently filmed music video by Mongolian folk-rock band The Hu. The band has also made the song available for download here: https://thehuband.bandcamp.com/track/wolf-totem https://www.facebook.com/HUNNUROCK/
'THEY MUST LEAVE’ ‘Migrant gang’ injure 12 – including boy, 13, – during brutal spree of random and racist attacks in German city as minister demands deportations
Post Date: 2019-01-03 11:34:46 by IbJensen
The yobs, themselves aged between 17 and 19, were said to have carried out unprovoked attacks on people who were going about their business in a train station in Amberg in Bavaria A GANG of "migrants" have been arrested in a German city after they left 12 people aged 13 to 42 injured in random attacks, it has been reported. The four teenagers, who are said to be from Iran, Syria and Afghanistan, allegedly targeted passers-by in Amberg, Bavaria. Eyewitnesses claim a man was pushed down a flight of stairs in the spate of violence which broke out at about 6,30pm on Saturday. A 13-year-old boy was allegedly kicked in the stomach and a 29-year-old landscape gardener was hit in the ...
Police storm house in Australia after man is overheard screaming 'why don't you die?' at spider
Post Date: 2019-01-02 11:08:00 by Deckard
A man overheard shouting death threats at a spider sparked a massive police response in Australia. Neighbours of the man in Perth, western Australia, became concerned when they heard him shouting why dont you die repeatedly. The caller also reported hearing a child screaming. Multiple police units responded with their lights and sirens flashing. However when they arrived at the property, it was revealed that the man had been trying to kill a spider as he has a serious fear of the insects. ...
Palestinian court jails U.S.-Palestinian for life for Jerusalem land sale
Post Date: 2018-12-31 10:06:47 by A K A Stone
A Palestinian court sentenced an American-Palestinian on Monday to life imprisonment for violating a ban on selling land to Israelis, judiciary officials said. The U.S. ambassador to Israel, David Friedman, called in November for dual national Issam Akel to be released, saying his suspected crime was selling land to a Jew and his incarceration violated American values. Akel was accused of attempting to sell a property in Israeli-occupied East Jerusalem without the permission of his business partners or Palestinian authorities. Palestinian officials have not publicly identified the intended buyer. The Higher Offences Court in Ramallah, in the occupied West Bank, convicted Akel ...
Another, bigger migrant caravan is set to leave from Honduras next month
Post Date: 2018-12-28 09:44:48 by IbJensen
Another migrant caravan this one estimated at 15,000 people is preparing to leave Honduras on Jan. 15, according to migrant rights advocates and Spanish- language media. They say they are even bigger and stronger than the last caravan, said Irma Garrido, a member of the migrant advocacy group Reactiva Tijuana Foundation. Meanwhile, thousands of Central American migrants from a caravan that left Honduras in October remain stranded at the U.S.-Mexico border and languishing in crowded Tijuana shelters while they wait out a lengthy process to file asylum requests with the United States. Coordinators who helped direct the migrants on the 2,000-mile trek with ...
Indicted troll farm claims Mueller obtained ‘nude selfie’ in Russia probe
Post Date: 2018-12-27 20:50:06 by buckeroo
An alleged Russian troll farm, which has been indicted by Robert Mueller, said in a court filing Thursday that the special counsel has obtained a nude selfie as part of his investigation. The company, Concord Management and Consulting, filed a motion in court that claimed Mueller is unlawfully keeping materials away from it and casually mentioned the existence of a lewd photo. It was not clear Thursday where the alleged nude pic came from or who had taken it. The companys lawyer, Eric Dubelier, made the striking allegations while criticizing Muellers tight hold on information in the sprawling Russia probe. Could the manner in which he collected a ...
Report Puts Michael Cohen in Prague and Trump-Russia Collusion on the Table
Post Date: 2018-12-27 15:44:25 by Jameson
From the beginning, the pushback against the dossier centered around one allegation. It claimed that Trump Organization lawyer Michael Cohen travelled to Prague in August to meet secretly with representatives of Russian intelligence. The agenda, Steeles source alleged, comprised questions on how deniable cash payments were to be made to hackers who had worked in Europe under Kremlin direction against the CLINTON campaign and various contingencies for covering up these operations and Moscows secret liaison with the TRUMP team more generally. Cohen, Trump, and their mouthpieces all insisted Cohen had never visited Prague in his entire life. Their firm ...
School in Denmark bans traditional Danish song about blonde girl after foreign teacher was ‘offended’ by it
Post Date: 2018-12-27 05:43:12 by Deckard
A traditional Danish song has sparked controversy recently. A female teacher of foreign origin at the Danish Business School was offended by a line in the song (the first line) being sung at a school gathering. The title of the old song is The Danish Song is a Young Blonde Girl a classic, beautiful and very Danish song about the beauty and soul of Denmark and the Danes. The University promptly apologised and said they wouldnt sing the song again and thanked the teacher for her vigilance on behalf of PC culture. However, the good thing about all this is that it upset people on both sides of the political spectrum. The majority of the Danes were outraged that she, who ...
Russia to set up military base in the Caribbean
Post Date: 2018-12-26 11:17:53 by Willie Green
Moscow is gearing up to establish a long-term military presence in Latin America and the current mission of the Tu-160 strategic bombers to Venezuela is part of this plan, Nezavisimaya Gazeta writes. According to military envoys, Russian authorities have made a decision (and Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro did not object) to deploy strategic aircraft to one of Venezuelas islands in the Caribbean Sea, which has a naval base and a military airfield. Ten years ago, Russian experts and Armed Forces commanders had already visited the island of La Orchila, located 200 kilometers northeast of Caracas. Venezuelan laws prohibit the setup of military bases in the country, but a temporary ...
America Second: Trump Admits His Mideast Policy Guided by Israeli, not American, Interests
Post Date: 2018-12-21 12:54:44 by Deckard
WASHINGTON In a recent interview with the Washington Post, U.S. President Donald Trump publicly stated that his administrations Middle East policy including the illegal U.S. military occupation of nearly a third of Syria, the administrations adoption of aggressive Iranian sanctions, and Trumps response to murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi is not driven by his countrys interest in oil but instead to benefit the interests of the state of Israel. Trump made the comment when asked by Post reporter Josh Dawsey about whether or not he supports tougher sanctions against the Saudi government for allegedly being responsible for the death of ...
Mueller Exposes Putin's Hold Over Trump
Post Date: 2018-12-21 10:24:57 by Jameson
On Friday December 7, the Special Counsels Office headed by Robert Mueller for the first time outlined in a court filing the grand narrative of the Russia Probe. The court filing revealed what many had long suspected, that Trump and his family had used, or tried to use, his presidential candidacy, and then his presidency, to enhance their own wealth. We also learned finally what hold Russian President Vladimir Putin has over Trump. Its not as some suspected, a money laundering episode from more than a decade ago. It was something that happened in real time during the presidential election itself. Thus, Trump himself repeatedly stated since entering the presidential race in June ...
In Lebanon, Criticism Of Hizbullah's Tunnels Into Israel: Hizbullah May Drag Lebanon Into War; The Lebanese Government Must Demand That Hizbullah Stop Violating UNSC Resolution 1701
Post Date: 2018-12-19 11:38:01 by A K A Stone
On December 4, 2018, Israel launched Operation Northern Shield to find and destroy tunnels excavated by Hizbullah under its northern border, which constitutes a violation of UNSC Resolution 1701. Two days later, a UNIFIL delegation visiting the location confirmed the existence of a tunnel there.  So far, Hizbullah has been careful to issue no official reactions on the matter of the tunnels. The pro-Hizbullah media have denied their existence and claimed that any statements to the contrary are lies. In a threatening message conveyed via its media, Hizbullah included photos of Israeli soldiers at the border taken from the Lebanese side to show that the soldiers are within striking ...
Clip #6893 EGYPTIAN TV DEBATE ABOUT WIFE BEATING: IT IS THE HUSBAND'S "QURANIC RIGHT" TO BEAT HIS WIFE; THE PURPOSE IS TO HUMILIATE HER
Post Date: 2018-12-18 11:59:34 by A K A Stone
During a TV debate on wife beating, Egyptian TV host Said Hassassin quoted a statistic that said that Egypt is number one worldwide in wives beating their husbands. Egyptian researcher Huwayda Abdul Khaleq said that according to shari'a law, a man may beat his wife after he has admonished her verbally and left the conjugal bed. She also said that the purpose of the beating is to humiliate the wife. Egyptian lawyer Ayman Mahfouz claimed that it is his Quranic right to beat his wife, and that it i..
Former Kremlin Advisor Karaganov: 'We Are In An Acute Prewar Situation'
Post Date: 2018-12-18 09:49:40 by A K A Stone
Sergey Karaganov, a former Putin advisor and one of Russia's leading intellectuals, wrote that the present-day level of threat is comparable with the times immediately after the Cuban missile crisis (also known as Caribbean Crisis) and even worse than the situation preceding the First World War. According to Karaganov, the current situation is aggravated by the United States' desire to renounce to the INF Treaty, which may be followed by the renunciation of the treaty on the reduction of strategic offensive armaments, the New START. "The U.S. steps have had several objectives. First are the efforts to regain military superiority that underlay the West's 500- years-long ...
Russian Expert Korotchenko: Our Military Will Not Let The Americans Perceive The Black Sea As A Region, Where They May Act As They Please
Post Date: 2018-12-18 09:47:20 by A K A Stone
"The United States maintains a more or less permanent military presence in the Black Sea (albeit on a rotational basis, as the Montreux Convention forbids them a permanent presence) showing their flag there. This policy implies that Russia is regarded by them as a hostile state, thus the US is mounting such a military-political demonstration in order to display their resolve to 'contain' our country. On the other hand, in this case this is all also support for Ukraine after its inglorious provocation in the Kerch Strait ended in failure. So, we must be prepared for any provocations, any US persistent actions. We must also be ready to suppress them [the provocations] and put the ...
HOW TO WATCH PETER JACKSON’S ‘THEY SHALL NOT GROW OLD’ BEFORE IT’S TOO LATE
Post Date: 2018-12-18 09:08:52 by A K A Stone
Dead Alive and Lord of the Rings director Peter Jacksons new documentary is as much a technical marvel as any of his special effects blockbusters.He not only restored, stabilized and colorized footage from World War I, but even employed forensic lip readers to recreate chatter between soldiers. Oh, and its in 3D. But seeing They Shall Not Grow Old is not as simple as swinging by the multiplex, since the new documentary has only a two-day limited event release. To see They Shall Not Grow Old in theaters, you have only a handful of choices. They Shall Not Grow Old is playing just two days in theaters: Monday, December 17 and Thursday, December 27. They Shall Not Grow Old is a ...
A Texas Elementary School Speech Pathologist Refused to Sign a Pro-Israel Oath, Now Mandatory in Many States — so She Lost Her Job
Post Date: 2018-12-18 05:26:30 by Deckard
The Intercept by Glenn Greenwald A CHILDRENS SPEECH PATHOLOGIST who has worked for the last nine years with developmentally disabled, autistic, and speech-impaired elementary school students in Austin, Texas, has been told that she can no longer work with the public school district, after she refused to sign an oath vowing that she does not and will not engage in a boycott of Israel or otherwise tak[e] any action that is intended to inflict economic harm on that foreign nation. A lawsuit on her behalf was filed early Monday morning in a federal court in the Western District of Texas, alleging a violation of her ...
Christopher Steele: I Was Hired to Help Hillary Clinton Challenge the 2016 Election Results
Post Date: 2018-12-17 22:24:42 by A K A Stone
Christopher Steele, the former British spy who prepared the Russia dossier that has led to more than two years of investigations into President Donald Trumps campaign, has told a London court that he was hired to provide a basis to challenge the legitimacy of the 2016 presidential election in the event that Trump won. The Washington Times reported Monday (original links): He said the law firm Perkins Coie wanted to be in a position to contest the results based on evidence he unearthed on the Trump campaign conspiring with Moscow on election interference. His scenario is contained in a sealed Aug. 2 declaration in a defamation law suit brought by three Russian bankers in ...
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