‘It’s a vicious battle’–The Media’s War on Trump from a Russian Perspective

Posted on February 14, 2017

The commentary given in the above video is by Russian journalist Dimitry Kiselyov, of Russia 1 TV. You might pay special attention to the magazine covers he features starting at about 1:15. Of course in a video under four minutes long Kiseloyov is able to give only a small part of the picture. Moreover, the video was uploaded yesterday–prior to the resignation of Michael Flynn and the media storm which erupted as a result.

The media are trying to make it impossible for Trump to govern the country, and the artificial uproar over Flynn, whose only crime seems to be that he had a phone conversation with the Russian ambassador, would but seem to underscore this. The ranting and raving over the departing national security advisor underscores something else as well: how badly the elites in this country want a war with Russia. They are pining for it in every fiber of their being.

One of the more devious and disingenuous public comments I came across today was a tweet by Nancy Pelosi: “Michael Flynn has proven he cannot be trusted to serve America’s best interests and national security instead of Russia’s.”

Even worse? General Flynn lied to the American people about whether his conversations with the Russian Ambassador ever happened.

Michael Flynn has proven he cannot be trusted to serve America’s best interests and national security instead of Russia’s.

I’m guessing Pelosi is well aware that placing Israel’s interests above America’s has been routine policy in the Congress for a good number of years.

Trump has made some terrible choices in his picks for positions within his administration, but Flynn was actually one of the better ones (not perfect certainly, but at least more palatable than some). Trump’s acceptance of his resignation could be viewed as a retreat, which would suggest the media attacks are starting to get to him.

Flynn served 32 years in the US Army, including stints in Afghanistan as well as Iraq. How all these attacks against him will play out with the public remains to be seen. To be sure, Trump, as president, still has a lot of public support, and the backlash generated against the media could turn out to be even greater than that generated against the president himself.

More Mass Insanity: CIA Issues Award to Saudi Prince

Posted on February 12, 2017

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CIA Director Mike Pompeo issues an award to a Saudi prince as a starving Yemeni clings to life

CIA Director Mike Pompeo, on a visit to Saudi Arabia, presented Saudi Prince Mohammed  bin-Nayef al-Saud on Friday with an award recognizing him for his “counter terrorism” efforts. This comes as Saudi Arabia continues to bomb civilians in Yemen in a war that has brought about famine and starvation.

The story has been reported by RT, Press TV, Al-Arabiya, Aljazeera, and others, but there doesn’t seem to be anything in the US mainstream media about it. We might ask ourselves why. Pompeo was appointed by President Trump to head the CIA, and his presentation of such an award to an official of a country widely recognized as one of the biggest state sponsors of terrorism certainly presents the media with plenty of ammunition with which to attack the president.

And certainly–also–the media are waging an all-out war against Trump on a level unprecedented to anything we’ve ever seen before, with hardly a day going by in which we don’t see attacks against the administration over some of the silliest things imaginable, such as the recent ruckus over the Ivanka Trump clothing line.

But for some reason the US media seem to have passed on attacking the president over this.

The award given to bin-Nayef by Pompeo is described by the foreign media outlets that have published the story as the “George Tenet award.” George Tenet was head of the CIA at the time of 9/11. He and the CIA were widely criticized at the time for their “intelligence failures,” and for not having prevented the attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, and apparently Tenet lied to the September 11 Commission. Yet in 2004, former President George W. Bush awarded Tenet with the Presidential Medal of Freedom, claiming that the then-CIA Director “was one of the first to recognize and address the growing threat to America from radical terrorist networks.”

But of course many people these days are of the opinion that the most farfetched and unlikely “conspiracy theory” of all concerning 9/11 is the one conjured up in the official 9/11 Commission Report, and as one analyst has put it:

Discounting the Official Narrative as the absurdity it so clearly is, there are just two organisations on the entire planet with the expertise, assets, access and political protection necessary to have both executed 9/11 and effected its cover-up to date (ie the means). Both are Intelligence Agencies – the CIA and the Israeli Mossadwhose motives were arguably the most compelling. Those motives dovetailed perfectly with the Neocon PNAC agenda, with it’s explicitly stated need for “…a catastrophic and catalyzing event – like a new Pearl Harbor”[1]in order to mobilise US public opinion for already planned wars, the effects of which would be to destroy Israel’s enemies.

Over the past year or so a great deal has been reported on the “redacted 28 pages” of a congressional report implicating Saudi Arabia–but not Israel–in the 9/11 attacks, and 9/11 families have filed a lawsuit against the kingdom. So maybe all of this has something to do with why the US media are holding their fire on the Pompeo venture in Saudi Arabia.

One thing that cannot be denied is that the Saudi war on Yemen, which is supported by the US, is causing suffering on a massive scale. This has even been reported by the UN.

“An astounding 10.3 million Yemenis … require immediate assistance to save or sustain their lives [and] at least two million people need emergency food assistance to survive,” said Stephen O’Brien, the UN’s undersecretary general for humanitarian affairs, in January.

In August of last year, charges were made by human rights organizations that the food shortages in Yemen were caused by a blockade imposed by the Saudi coalition, and that this “may amount to the war crime of starvation of civilians as a method of warfare,” as one of them put it. The Saudis have spurned the characterization.

Whatever the case may be, America is more closely resembling a lunatic nation with each passing day. We have a media war being waged upon an elected president, a CIA director bestowing awards upon a Saudi prince, an open conflict between the Trump administration and the judiciary, on-air personalities like Bill O’Reilly branding Vladimir Putin “a killer”, millennial protestors breaking windows and starting fires while police look on and do nothing, Congress members who say Israeli settlements aren’t an obstacle to peace, and virtually everyone, whether white or black or Hispanic or Asian, accusing virtually everyone else of racism.

The winds of mass insanity are now the prevailing winds in America.

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CIA Awards Saudi Prince for Anti-Terror Efforts

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Crown Prince Mohammed bin Nayef, Saudi Arabia’s deputy premier and interior minister, has been presented with a CIA award for his work fighting terrorism, prompting raised eyebrows on social media.
CIA Director Mike Pompeo gifted the prince with the George Tenet award in Riyadh on Friday.

Named for the former Director of Central Intelligence under Bill Clinton and George W Bush, the George Tenet award recognized the Saudi royal’s intelligence work against terrorism and his contributions to peace and security.

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Lest There Be Any Doubt: Israeli Support for Syrian Terrorists

Posted on February 10, 2017

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Readers can go here to view a Daily Mail article reporting on “secret missions,” mounted by Israeli forces on a “nightly” basis, “to save the lives of Syrian fighters, all of whom are sworn enemies of the Jewish state.” Written by Jake Wallis Simons, a Daily Mail “Global Editor” who “embedded” himself with the Israeli troops carrying out the rescue missions, the article includes photos and videos of wounded jihadis being given medical treatment.

The story discusses treatment by paramedics at the scene, on the Syrian border, as well that given in an Israeli hospital, where the militants are then transported. Simons characterizes the effort mainly as  “humanitarian” in nature, though he allows for the possibility of certain political objectives as well, including the goal of winning “hearts and minds” in Syria as well as improving Israel’s reputation internationally. He makes no mention of Israeli ambitions of overthrowing the Syrian government or the horrible atrocities that may have been, and most likely were, committed by the very people being given medical treatment, but discerning readers will keep those things in mind.

What we do find, near the bottom of the article, is the following confession:

“Significantly, an Israeli spokesman confirmed that no medical support has been provided to any militants from the Shia alliance.”

In other words, wounded Iranians or Hezbollah fighters–presently in Syria to fight ISIS terrorists–will not have their wounds stitched up by the “humanitarian” Israelis.

For several years now there have been reports of Israel giving support of one kind or another to terrorists in Syria. The Daily Mail article would seem to provide confirmation of this for anyone who may still have entertained any doubts.

13,000 People Hanged? Amnesty Report on Syria Offers Little Evidence

Posted on February 9, 2017

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In the presidential election of 2014, Syrians voted overwhelmingly in favor of President Bashar Assad

[ Ed. note – Amnesty International has released a report alleging that as many as 13,000 people were murdered by Syrian government authorities at a prison near Damascus since 2011. Among the charges are that large numbers of people were “hanged” in the middle of the night and that people also were “repeatedly tortured and systematically deprived of food, water, medicine and medical care.” Additionally we are told that bodies were “taken away by the truckload and buried in mass graves.”

An analysis of the report by Tony Cartalucci, however, points to a scarcity of any solid evidence to back up the rather lurid claims, and the writer describes the report as “fabricated entirely in the United Kingdom.”  Russia has also denounced the report, with Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova calling it “a fake” and dismissing it as “yet another targeted act of provocation aimed at pouring oil on the fire of the dying-down conflict within Syria.”

Worth considering also is that this is not by any means the first time Amnesty International has issued a report fulminating against the Syrian government. You can go here to read an analysis of two earlier Amnesty reports (one issued in 2011 and the other in 2012) in which questions are raised about accuracy and veracity–and there is also an article here discussing Amnesty’s highlighting of the Syrian conflict in a fundraising appeal last year.

Validating the mainstream media narrative on Syria seems, then, to be an Amnesty métier. ]

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Amnesty International Admits Syrian ‘Saydnaya’ Report Fabricated Entirely in the UK

By Tony Cartalucci

February 9, 2017 (Tony Cartalucci – LD) – Amnesty International’s 48 page report titled, “Syria: Human Slaughterhouse: Mass Hangings and Extermination at Saydnaya Prison, Syria,” boasts bold claims, concluding:

…the Syrian authorities’ violations at Saydnaya amount to crimes against humanity. Amnesty International urgently calls for an independent and impartial investigation into crimes committed at Saydnaya.

However, even at a cursory glance, before even reading the full body of the report, under a section  titled, “Methodology,” Amnesty International admits it has no physical evidence whatsoever to substantiate what are admittedly only the testimony of alleged inmates and former workers at the prison, as well as figures within Syria’s opposition.

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Trump’s Futile Efforts to Appease the Jews

Posted on February 8, 2017

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‘Israel accepts Jews only; and American Jews do not object to it; they do not compare Israeli leaders with Hitler or Trump…’

[ Ed. note – Israel Shamir is a noted author and commentator on Middle East issues. His books include Galilee Flowers, and Cabbala of Power. He is also a former Israeli and a Jewish convert to Christianity. In the article below he argues that the attacks on Trump we are seeing today, and particularly the strident protests over the president’s immigration ban from seven Muslim countries, are in reality a continuation of the war against Christianity, though under a different guise.

“The war on Christ and the Church is the most important element of Judaism,” he says. “Wherever Jews succeed, the Church suffers, and vice versa.”

In other words, the deep divisions we are witnessing now in American society are symptomatic of far more than simply political differences over how the country should be run. It is something much more primal and deep–and I’m not sure Trump fully understands this, if at all.

For these reasons, Shamir says, Trump’s efforts to win favor with Jews (by moving the US embassy, appointing hardcore Zionists to top positions in his administration, etc.) are likely to prove futile. He also notes something I noted in a post I put up a week ago–namely that the Jewish fundamentalists who hold power in Israel have different priorities from American Jews, and that appeasing one group does not necessarily gain Trump any ground with the other–and this also is not something the new occupant of the White House appears to comprehend fully.

Trump’s best hope of succeeding in his new job is to try and fathom the root source of the hostility now being directed against him. There are Bible verses that provide clues were he to take the time to read them–such as this one from the Sermon on the Mount (Matthew 5:20):  For I tell you that unless your righteousness surpasses that of the Pharisees and the teachers of the law, you will certainly not enter the kingdom of heaven.” As I have said elsewhere, “Christian anti-Semitism” was not the cause of the split between Christianity and Judaism. The antipathy to Jesus’ teachings was present right from the start. ]

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By Israel Shamir

President Trump had paid a hefty advance to the Jews. He did (almost) all they wanted for their Jewish state: he promised to move the US embassy to the occupied Jerusalem thus legalising their annexation of the holy city; he condoned their illegal settlements, he gave them starred positions in his administration; he told the Palestinians to drop their case in the ICC or else, he even threatened Iran with war. All that in vain. Jewish organisations and Jewish media attack Trump without slightest hesitation and consideration. His first step in curbing the soft invasion wave had been met with uniform Jewish vehemence.

He was called a new Hitler and accused of hatred of Muslims: what else could cause the President to arrest, even for a few months, the brave new migration wave from seven Middle Eastern states? Today he singles out Muslims, tomorrow he will single out Jews, said Jewish newspapers. Migration is the lifeblood of America, and the Muslim refugees are welcome to bring more diversity to the US.

Massive demonstrations, generously paid for by this notable Jewish philanthropist Mr George Soros, shook the States, while judges promptly banned the banning order. They insisted the orders are anti-Muslim, and therefore they are anti-constitutional. Somehow the constitution, they said, promises full equality of immigrants and does not allow to discriminate between a Muslim and a Christian.

This sounds an unlikely interpretation of the US Constitution. The US, and every other state, normally discriminates, or using a less loaded word, selects its potential citizens. The choice of seven states hasn’t been made by Donald Trump but by his saintly predecessor: President Barack Obama, this great friend of Muslims, made the choice personally some years earlier. So Trump had made a most moderate and modest step in the direction of blocking immigration by picking states already selected by the Democratic President.

One could reasonably claim that people of the seven states have a very good reason to hate America, and the reasons were supplied by previous US Presidents.

Libya, the most prosperous North African state until recently, had been ruined by President Obama: NATO invasion had brought Libya down; instead of stopping migration wave Libya had been turned into a jumping board for the Africans on their way North.

Syria is another Obama’s victim: by his insistence that ‘Assad must go’, by massive transfer of weaponry, money and equipment (remember white Toyota pickups?) to the Islamic extremists, he ruined this country.

Iraq has been ruined by President Bush Jr: he invaded the most advanced Sunni state, broke it to pieces and gave the centre of the country to the Isis.

Somalia has been ruined by President Bush Sr: he invaded this unfortunate country in the early nineties, when the USSR collapse allowed him to do so under the UN flag. Since then Somalia has become the supplier of choice of migrants and refugees for Sweden (there they formed the biggest community in Malmo and elsewhere), the US is also keen on getting them.

Yemen has been destroyed by Obama with Mme Clinton playing an important role: she facilitated delivery of weapons to Saudi Arabia in real time as they bombed Yemenis.

Sudan was bombed by President Clinton; afterwards this country had been dismembered and separate South Sudan had been created. Both halves became dysfunctional.

Iran is the odd one in the Magnificent Seven. It has not been invaded, has not been bombed, just threatened with invasion and bombardment for many years since President Carter. This country has no terrorists, it did not fail, its citizens are not running seeking for asylum. It was placed on the list by President Obama, who planned to bomb it, but never got to do it.

While Bush, Clinton and Obama bombed and invaded these countries, the Democratic humanitarians including their Jewish leaders just applauded and asked for more bombs. But they became appalled when Trump promised: no more regime change, end of “invade the world/invite the world” mode. Wikileaks put it well: bomb the Muslims, and you are fine; ban the Muslims, and you are the enemy.

Apparently, the people who instigated the Middle Eastern wars wanted to create a wave of refugees into Europe and North America in order to bring more colour and diversity to these poor monochrome lands. Welfare state, national cohesion, local labour and traditions will disappear, and these countries will undergo a process of homogenisation. Never again the natives will be able to single out Jews, for there will be no natives, just so many persons from all over the world, celebrating Kumbaya.

The Jews will be able to get and keep their privileged positions in Europe as they do in the US. They won’t be alone: by their success, they will establish a pattern to copycat for whoever wants to succeed in the new world, and masses of imitation-Jews will support the policies of real Jews.

Still, Jewish insistence on the Syrian refugees’ acceptance and on Muslim immigration in general is a strange and baffling phenomenon. Hypocrisy is too mild a word to describe that. We may exclude compassion as a cause for it. There are many thousands of natives of Haifa in Israel who suffer in Syria and dream to come back to their towns and villages, but the state of Israel does not allow these Syrian refugees to return for one crime: they aren’t Jews.

Israel accepts Jews only; and American Jews do not object to it; they do not compare Israeli leaders with Hitler or Trump. Israel had build a wall on its border with Sinai, and this wall stopped the black wave of African migrants. American Jews did not shout “No wall, no ban” in front of Israeli Embassy. Mystery, eh?

Kevin MacDonald wrote a thoughtful piece trying to unravel the mystery, Why Do Jewish Organizations Want Anti-Israel Refugees? and published it on January 17, a few days before Trump’s inauguration and full three weeks before the subject moved to the front burner. KMD correctly predicted that Donald Trump won’t appeal for “national unity” in his Inaugural Address, though this was the guess of mass media. Moreover, KMD correctly predicted that “Trump will announce an immediate pause in “refugee” admissions, currently surging, to be followed by a zero quota for the next fiscal year. There would be hysteria, in which the major Jewish organizations would, almost certainly, join. My (KMD’s) question: why would they do that?”

KMD provides a few possible answers, but none answers his own question. The world is full of troubles, and the US can get as many refugees as they wish from the Ukraine or Brazil, from China and Central Africa, without an anti-Israeli angle.

I’d suggest a simple explanation. Jews want to import Muslims to fight Christ and the Church.

Muslims of the Middle East are not, or weren’t, anti-Christian; they co-existed for millennia with their Christian neighbours. In Palestine, Christians and Muslims lived together and suffered together under the Jewish yoke.

But recently a new wind has blown in the Muslim faith, the wind of a very strong rejection of whatever is not strict Sunni Islam of the ISIS brand. Their first enemy is Shia Islam, but Christians follow Shias as a second-best object of persecution…

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Marine Le Pen Challenges CNN’s False Narrative on Crimea

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In this interview with French presidential candidate Marine Le Pen, CNN’s Christiane Amanpour absurdly attempts to argue there was no US coup in Ukraine in 2014. Le Pen sets the record straight, pointing out not only that there WAS a coup, but that the people of Crimea, after the coup took place, voted overwhelmingly in a referendum to become part of Russia. Amanpour, however, has no eyes to see and is blind to the truth.

It raises an interesting question: what kind of pill do people like Amanpour have to swallow each day in order to continue to do what they do? Is it the pill of self-deception? Is it the pill of deliberate and willful deception of others? Is it the pill of fear of retribution? Maybe some combination of the three?

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Udo Ulfkotte was a German journalist and former editor at the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, one of Germany’s largest newspapers. A few years ago, Ulfkotte became a media whistle blower and began to speak of how he and his colleagues in the journalism profession were in many cases working for the CIA. You can go here to see an interview he did with RT in October of 2014.

“You are bribed to get more and more corrupt,” Ulfkotte says in that interview.

“They make you good contacts. You won’t know that those good contacts are, let’s say, non-official covers or officially people working for Central Intelligence Agency or other American agencies. So you make friends. You think they are friends and you cooperate with them. They ask you, ‘Well, could you do me this favor? Could you do me that favor?’  And so your brain more and more is brainwashed.”

Words rather interesting to keep in mind as we watch Amanpour’s behavior in the video above.

By the way, Ulfkotte died on January 13, 2017. The official cause of death was a heart attack. He was 56 years old. His book, Journalists for Hire: How the CIA Buys the News, is scheduled for release in May.

The French elections are set to take place on April 23. Le Pen appears to be the front runner.

Congresswoman Says Berkeley Riot was “a Beautiful Sight’

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Rep. Val Demings (D-Florida)

More mass insanity. Val Demings is the representative to Congress from Florida’s 10th district. According to Demings, the riot which took place in Berkeley, California on Wednesday, Feb. 1–in which protesters set fires, smashed shop windows, and lobbed fireworks and Molotov cocktails–was “a beautiful sight.” What is even more bizarre is that Demings is a former police officer and the former police chief of Orlando, Florida.

Furthermore, according to Wikipedia, she is marred to Jerry Demings, who is currently the sheriff of Orange County, Florida. It would appear we have finally entered The Twilight Zone.

Demings was first elected to Congress in 2012. You can go here to see a list of her top contributors in her 2016 campaign. It includes a $42,230 donation from Emily’s List and a $24,760 contribution from JStreet, the pro-Israel lobby organization.

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