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Lebanese Army Dismisses Israeli Tunnel Claims

  • PressTV Published on Dec 7, 2018
    The Israeli prime minister has announced that Tel Aviv would have to operate inside Lebanon to thwart what he called Hezbollah attack tunnels. However, Lebanese officials have warned Israel that any aggression against the country won’t go unanswered.

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December 8, 2018 Posted by | GeoPolitics | , , , , | Leave a comment

The Guardian’s Reputation In Tatters After Forger Revealed To Have Co-Authored Assange Smear

  • The Guardian’s Reputation In Tatters After Forger Revealed To Have Co-Authored Assange Smear
    by Elizabeth Vos, https://disobedientmedia.com/
    Regular followers of WikiLeaks-related news are at this point familiar with the multiple serious infractions of journalistic ethics by Luke Harding and the Guardian, especially (though not exclusively) when it comes to Julian Assange and WikiLeaks. However, another individual at the heart of this matter is far less familiar to the public. That man is Fernando Villavicencio, a prominent Ecuadorian political activist and journalist, director of the USAID-funded NGO Fundamedios and editor of online publication FocusEcuador.

    Most readers are also aware of the Guardian’s recent publication of claims that Julian Assange met with former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort on three occasions. This has now been definitively debunked by Fidel Narvaez, the former Consul at Ecuador’s London embassy between 2010 and 2018, who says Paul Manafort has never visited the embassy during the time he was in charge there. But this was hardly the first time the outlet published a dishonest smear authored by Luke Harding against Assange. The paper is also no stranger to publishing stories based on fabricated documents.

    In May, Disobedient Media reported on the Guardian’s hatchet-job relating to ‘Operation Hotel,’ or rather, the normal security operations of the embassy under former Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa. That hit-piece, co-authored by Harding and Dan Collyns, asserted among other things that (according to an anonymous source) Assange hacked the embassy’s security system. The allegation was promptly refuted by Correa as “absurd” in an interview with The Intercept, and also by WikiLeaks as an “anonymous libel” with which the Guardian had “gone too far this time. We’re suing.”

    A shared element of The Guardian’s ‘Operation Hotel’ fabrications and the latest libel attempting to link Julian Assange to Paul Manafort is none other than Fernando Villavicencio of FocusEcuador. In 2014 Villavicencio was caught passing a forged document to the Guardian, which published it without verifying it. When the forgery was revealed, the Guardian hurriedly took the document down but then tried to cover up that it had been tampered with by Villavicencio when it re-posted it a few days later.

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December 8, 2018 Posted by | GeoPolitics | , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Why Russia Won’t Invade the Ukraine, the Baltic Statelets or Anybody Else

  • Why Russia Won’t Invade the Ukraine, the Baltic Statelets or Anybody Else
    by , http://www.unz.com/
    The AngloZionist propaganda machine is constantly warning us that Russia is about to invade some country. The list of candidates for invasion is long and ranges from Norway to the Ukraine and includes the Baltic statelets, Poland and even countries further West. Of course, we are also told that NATO and the US are here to prevent that. Well, thank God for them, right?

    But what is conspicuously missing from this narrative is a discussion of the possible Russian motives for such a military move. Typically, we are merely told that Russia has broken the European post-Cold War order and borders by “annexing” Crimea and by sending military forces into the Donbass. Anybody with an IQ at room temperature or above by now realizes that both of these claims are total bunk. The ones who indeed broke the post-Cold War international order and borders were the NATO member states when they used military force, in complete illegality, to break-up Yugoslavia. As for the people of Crimea, they had the opportunity to vote about their future in a referendum, very much unlike the inhabitants of Kosovo which had no such opportunity. As for the 08.08.08 war, even the Europeans who eventually, and very reluctantly, agreed that it was, in fact, Saakashvili who started this conflict, not Russia.

    But let’s set all this aside and assume that the Russian leaders would not hesitate to use military force again if it was to their advantage. Let’s assume that, yes, the Russians are up to no good and that they might well try to bite-off some other piece of land somewhere in Europe.

    Such an assumption would immediately raise a crucial question: why would the Russians want to do that?

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December 8, 2018 Posted by | GeoPolitics | , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Russia-Ukraine Conflict: U.S. Military Sends Putin a Warning with ‘Extraordinary Flight’ Over Ukraine

  • More Ukraine & western propaganda about Russian aggression!
  • Russia-Ukraine Conflict: U.S. Military Sends Putin a Warning with ‘Extraordinary Flight’ Over Ukraine
    by , https://www.newsweek.com/
    The U.S. military carried out an “extraordinary flight” over Ukraine on Thursday as a show of force after Russian forces attacked Ukrainian navy ships on November 25.

    “Russia’s unprovoked attack on Ukrainian naval vessels in the Black Sea near the Kerch Strait is a dangerous escalation in a pattern of increasingly provocative and threatening activity,” the Pentagon said in a statement.

    “The United States seeks a better relationship with Russia, but this cannot happen while its unlawful and destabilizing actions continue in Ukraine and elsewhere,” the statement added.

    The attack took place as the Ukrainian navy ships were entering the Sea of Azov via the Kerch Strait. Russia, which has been making it harder for Ukraine’s military to access the ports near the Crimean Peninsula, claims that the Ukrainians were trying to provoke its forces. But independent analysts used open source data and radio intercepts and determined that Russia had pursued the Ukrainians into international waters. What’s more, the researchers determined that Russia was attempting to use lethal force.

    Ukraine’s President Petro Poroshenko has said that Russia has 80,000 troops stationed in the parts of Ukraine occupied by Russia and is preparing for a ground invasion. Moscow annexed the Crimean Peninsula from Ukraine in 2014 and has been backing pro-Russian separatists in the eastern part of the country known as the Donbass. Some analysts say that the U.S. will need to do more than conduct “extraordinary flight” if it’s going to counter Russian aggression toward Ukraine.

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December 7, 2018 Posted by | GeoPolitics | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

What is Netanyahu’s Real Intention?

  • PressTV Published on Dec 6, 2018
    Israeli’s military operation along Lebanon’s border is an attempt by embattled Netanyahu for survival amid corruption probe.

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December 7, 2018 Posted by | GeoPolitics | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Tensions Between Russia and NATO Rise Further

  • PressTV Published on Dec 6, 2018
    A two-day meeting of NATO foreign affairs ministers in Brussels is dominated by Russia. The 29-country US-led alliance accuses Moscow of breaching a nuclear arms treaty, a claim Moscow strongly refutes. Jerome Hughes reports from NATO headquarters.
https://socioecohistory.wordpress.com/2014/11/17/flashback-1939-catholic-priest-exposes-war-agenda-the-propagandists-are-at-work-in-government-in-journalism-and-in-the-cinemas-forewarned-is-forearmed/

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December 7, 2018 Posted by | GeoPolitics | , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Politico Caught Running CIA Propaganda About Assange

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Flashback: Tony Abbot — “Let’s Be Under No Illusions the Carbon Tax was Socialism Masquerading as Environmentalism”

  • Flashback: Tony Abbot — Let’s Be Under No Illusions the Carbon Tax was Socialism Masquerading as Environmentalism”
    by https://www.abc.net.au/news/ , 26 Oct 2013
    Prime Minister Tony Abbott has used Labor’s internal leadership rivalries as ammunition to goad the Opposition into helping scrap the carbon tax. Mr Abbott wants legislation to end the tax passed by Christmas, but has so far failed to secure enough support in the Senate.

    In a speech to party faithful at the Tasmanian Liberal Party conference in Hobart, Mr Abbott said Opposition Leader Bill Shorten’s change of heart on the Labor leadership is evidence he can alter his position. Mr Shorten cleared the way for a last-minute change in prime minister before the 2013 federal election when he switched his support from Julia Gillard to Kevin Rudd.

    Mr Abbott took a swipe at the Opposition Leader, calling him “Bill ‘Shock’ Shorten” and saying: “We know that he’s capable of changing his mind.” “We remember what he said about Julia Gillard until quite recently. He changed his mind about her. “Well, Bill, if you can change your mind on your colleagues you can change your mind on something of far more weight to the people of Australia.”

    Mr Abbott also said the carbon tax was a socialist policy in disguise. “Let’s be under no illusions the carbon tax was socialism masquerading as environmentalism,” he said. “That’s what the carbon tax was.”

    More than 150 members attended the address and gave the Prime Minister a standing ovation as he entered the room.

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The most abundant form of Carbon is Carbon12. It is a key element in the human DNA! 6 protons, 6 neutrons & 6 electrons -> ‘666’ ! Get the message!

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-australia-36972449

Malcolm Roberts is 100% correct! Click on image for article.

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-australia-36972449

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http://www.thenewamerican.com/tech/environment/item/20858-climate-hoax-aimed-at-new-world-order-says-aussie-pm-advisor

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http://rt.com/news/256861-climate-change-un-hoax/

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December 6, 2018 Posted by | Economics, GeoPolitics | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Israel Going to War? Lebanon ‘Fully Prepared’ to Defend Border After Alleged Hezbollah Tunnels Targeted

https://socioecohistory.wordpress.com/2011/05/07/666-star-of-david-or-star-of-moloch-satanic-hexagram-symbol/

Revelation 2:9 – …. and I know the blasphemy of those who say they are Jews and are not, but are a synagogue of Satan.

  • Another fake pretext for war IMO.
  • Israel Going to War? Lebanon ‘Fully Prepared’ to Defend Border After Alleged Hezbollah Tunnels Targeted
    by , https://www.newsweek.com/
    The Lebanese armed forces have said they were prepared to defend the country from any potential attacks after Israel conducted operations against alleged tunnels used by the Shiite Muslim Hezbollah movement.


    Israeli Lieutenant Colonel Jonathan Conricus said Tuesday that the country had launched Operation Northern Shield “to expose and to destroy cross-border attack tunnels” purportedly used by Hezbollah. The Israeli spokesperson said that the operations were so far limited to the Israeli side of the border but noted that the tunnels were originated from the Lebanese village of Kfar Kila, in a civilian house “that we are going to expose in the very near future.”

    The news prompted Lebanese President Michel Aoun to discuss the matter with his leading counterparts Speaker of the House Nabih Berri and Prime Minister Saad Hariri, as well as Lebanese military chief General Joseph Aoun. In a statement released Tuesday, the Lebanese military responded directly to the Israeli move, confirming “the situation on the Lebanese side is calm and stable, and is being closely monitored.”

    “The army units deployed in the area are carrying out their usual tasks along the border in cooperation and coordination with the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) to prevent any escalation or destabilization in the south,” the statement read. “This command indicates that the army is fully prepared to face any emergency.”

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BEIRUT, LEBANON – AUGUST 19: on August 19, 2006 in the southern suburb of Haret Hreik in Beirut, Southern Lebanon. (Photo by Marco Di Lauro/Getty Images)

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/nov/11/israel-leadership-talks-up-another-war-with-hezbollah-lebanon

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http://news.antiwar.com/2017/03/10/israeli-education-minister-next-lebanon-war-must-target-civilians/

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http://www.haaretz.com/news/diplomacy-defense/i-saw-ariel-sharon-murder-2-palestinian-toddlers-in-lebanon-1.325540

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December 6, 2018 Posted by | GeoPolitics | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Never, Ever Forget The Guardian/Politico Psyop Against WikiLeaks

  • Never, Ever Forget The Guardian/Politico Psyop Against WikiLeaks
    by , https://caitlinjohnstone.com/
    For the first few hours after any new “bombshell” Russiagate story comes out, my social media notifications always light up with poorly written posts by liberal establishment loyalists saying things like “HAHAHA @caitoz this proves you wrong now will you FINALLY stop denying Russian collusion???” Then, when people start actually analyzing that story and noting that it comes nowhere remotely close to proving that Donald Trump colluded with the Russian government to steal the 2016 election, those same people always forget to come back afterward and admit to me that they were wrong again.

    This happens every single time, including this past Tuesday when the Guardian published a new “bombshell” report saying that former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort had had secret meetings with WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. When experts all across the political spectrum began pointing out that the story contained no evidence for its nonsensical claims and was entirely anonymously sourced, nobody ever came back and said “Hey sorry for calling you a Russian propagandist, Caitlin; turns out that story wasn’t as fact-based as I’d thought!” When evidence for a single one of the article’s claims failed to turn up for a day, then two days, then three days, nobody came back and said “Gosh Caitlin, I owe you an apology for mocking you and calling you Assange’s bitch; turns out WikiLeaks and Manafort are suing that publication and its claims remain completely unproven.”

    And of course they didn’t. They weren’t meant to. They were meant to absorb the Guardian‘s false claims as fact, add it to their Gish gallop mountain of false evidence for Trump-Russia-WikiLeaks collusion, and then be shuffled onward by the relentless news churn of the corporate propaganda matrix like always. But I’m never going to let them forget that this happened, and neither should you.

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http://americanfreepress.net/?p=20355

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http://theagendadaily.com/gekaufte-journalisten-german-book-will-rock-world/

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December 5, 2018 Posted by | GeoPolitics | , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Rick Sanchez: Israel, CNN, Hispanics & Sinclair

  • RT America Published on Dec 3, 2018
    CNN fired Temple Professor Marc Lamont Hill for saying “justice requires a free Palestine, from the river to the sea,” which critics deemed to be hate speech. However, anti-Hispanic rhetoric leading to protests and widespread condemnation never led to his firing, remaining at CNN until finally resigning on good terms. Most recently, when Sinclair Broadcasting Group forced stations around the country to air Boris Epshteyn’s anti-migrant punditry. What does this say about the state of news in America? Pedro Gonzalez, lecturer at Florida International University, shares his expertise, arguing that “ethics are being lost in the fight for money and ratings.”

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December 4, 2018 Posted by | GeoPolitics, Social Trends | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Top Ecuadorian Diplomat Destroys Guardian’s Claim That Manafort Visited Assange

  • Top Ecuadorian Diplomat Destroys Guardian’s Claim That Manafort Visited Assange
    by Tyler Durden, https://www.zerohedge.com/
    A former consul and first secretary at the Ecuadorian embassy in London has put the final nail in the coffin of credibility for The Guardian, refuting the paper’s fantastical and wholly unsupported claim that former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort visited WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange in 2013, 2015 and the spring of 2016 – a charge vehemently denied by all parties involved. 

    Fidel Narváez – who worked at Ecuador’s London embassy from 2010 – 2018 has told The Canary that The Guardian‘s claim is entirely falseThe Canary has also reviewed a copy of correspondence between the Guardian and Narváez in which he makes a formal complaint accusing the paper of fabricating an earlier story about a Kremlin plot to smuggle Assange to Russia.

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December 4, 2018 Posted by | GeoPolitics | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Google Employees Debated Burying Conservative Media in Search

  • Google Employees Debated Burying Conservative Media in Search
    by Peter Hasson, https://dailycaller.com/
    * Google employees debated whether to bury The Daily Caller and other conservative media outlets in the company’s search function as a response to President Donald Trump’s election
    * “Let’s make sure that we reverse things in four years,” one engineer wrote in a thread that included a Google vice president
    * Google employees similarly sought to manipulate search results to combat Trump’s travel ban

    Google employees debated whether to bury conservative media outlets in the company’s search function as a response to President Donald Trump’s election in 2016, internal Google communications obtained by The Daily Caller News Foundation reveal.

    The Daily Caller and Breitbart were specifically singled out as outlets to potentially bury, the communications reveal.

    Trump’s election in 2016 shocked many Google employees, who had been counting on Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton to win. Communications obtained by TheDCNF show that internal Google discussions went beyond expressing remorse over Clinton’s loss to actually discussing ways Google could prevent Trump from winning again.

    “This was an election of false equivalencies, and Google, sadly, had a hand in it,” Google engineer Scott Byer wrote in a Nov. 9, 2016, post reviewed by TheDCNF. Byer falsely labeled The Daily Caller and Breitbart as “opinion blogs” and urged his coworkers to reduce their visibility in search results.

    “How many times did you see the Election now card with items from opinion blogs (Breitbart, Daily Caller) elevated next to legitimate news organizations? That’s something that can and should be fixed,” Byer wrote.

    “I think we have a responsibility to expose the quality and truthfulness of sources – because not doing so hides real information under loud noises,” he continued. (RELATED: Google Search Labels Republican Women ‘Enablers’)

    “Beyond that, let’s concentrate on teaching critical thinking. A little bit of that would go a long way. Let’s make sure that we reverse things in four years – demographics will be on our side.”


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December 4, 2018 Posted by | GeoPolitics, Social Trends | , , , , , | Leave a comment

American Media Won’t Report One Key Detail About The French Riots: They’re About ‘Climate Change’ Policies

  • American Media Won’t Report One Key Detail About The French Riots: They’re About ‘Climate Change’ Policies
    by EMILY ZANOTTI, https://www.dailywire.com/
    Riots in France are raging into their fourth week, but American mainstream media outlets like CBS and CNN are having a tough time reporting on exactly why tens of thousands of French citizens are taking to the streets — perhaps because the protests are motivated by French President Emmanuel Macron’s burdensome “anti-Climate Change” policies.

    More than 400 people were arrested over the weekend — and more than 200 were injured — as French citizens, clad in the now ubiquitous yellow safety vests (which residents of France are required by law to keep in their vehicles for emergencies) marched down the Champs-Élysées, a tony shopping and restaurant district in central Paris, to protest their ever-increasing government tax burden.

    To be sure, Macron’s recent efforts to combat “climate change” and reduce France’s dependence on “fossil fuels” by levying a new tax on gasoline and other household fuels is not the only reason the French are protesting, but fuel tax is the “straw that broke the camel’s back.” French citizens were already hit with a tax increase in January, and more than 60% of the cost of fuel in France comes from government fees.

    But if you ask CNN or CBS, the French riots are simply shrouded in mystery. CBS simply ignored the taxes altogether.

    CNN spent hundreds of words dancing around the issue before arguing that France’s protesters were mistaken: the price of fuel in France went up because the price of oil has gone up globally. “Rising fuel prices are largely attributed to a leap in the wholesale price of oil worldwide,” CNN claimed.

    They went on to blame the riots on Macron’s inability to communicate his agenda effectively to the out-of-touch rubes living in France’s version of “flyover country:” “But the protests have evolved into a broader demonstration against Macron, his government, and tensions between the metropolitan elite and rural poor.”

    Weirdly, the protests span both the “metropolitan elite” — residents of Paris and France’s major cities — and the “rural poor.” Smaller protests have broken out across the French countryside, and demonstrators there are no less clear on why they’ve taken to the streets: Macron’s “anti-Climate Change” policies have created an unfair burden on French people across the financial spectrum.

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December 4, 2018 Posted by | GeoPolitics, Social Trends | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

After Cohen’s Plea Deal, There’s Still No Evidence of Russian Collusion

  • After Cohen’s Plea Deal, There’s Still No Evidence of Russian Collusion
    by BRIAN CATES, https://www.theepochtimes.com/
    In a surprise announcement, calculated to have maximum media impact just before President Donald Trump departed for Argentina to attend the annual G-20 summit, special counsel Robert Mueller and his team accepted a guilty plea in court from former Trump Organization lawyer Michael Cohen.

    On Nov. 29, the media was suddenly alerted that Cohen was in a New York courtroom entering a plea of guilty to perjury charges. In his plea agreement, Cohen admitted he lied in his congressional testimony under oath when asked about details surrounding the proposed construction of a Trump Tower in Moscow. Specifically, Cohen admitted he misled Congress on the duration of the proposed deal and how much Trump himself was involved in it.

    As evidence of Cohen’s perjury, Mueller submitted a series of emails between Cohen and Felix Sater, in which the two men discuss a real estate deal that never came to fruition. However, in the course of discussing the deal, a discussion that began in 2015, Sater began making overtures to Cohen once Trump announced his presidential run.

    Sater boasted of deep connections to Vladimir Putin and other top Russian officials, which he said he could leverage to help the Trump campaign win the 2016 election.

    The New York Times broke the story of the Cohen/Sater emails more than a year ago, with a story, titled “Trump Associate Boasted That Moscow Business Deal ‘Will Get Donald Elected,’” on Aug. 28, 2017.

    The Times story included a screenshot of an email that Sater sent to Cohen on Nov. 3, 2015, in which Sater said: Michael I arranged for Ivanka to sit in Putins [sic] private chair at his desk and office in the Kremlin. I will get Putin on this program and we will get Donald elected. We both know no one else knows how to pull this off without stupidity or greed getting in the way. I know how to play it and we will get this done. Buddy our boy can become President of the USA and we can engineer it. I will get all of Putins [sic] team to buy in on this.”

    After much of the mainstream media spent all of Nov. 29 crowing about the supposed “smoking gun” of Cohen’s perjury plea and the renewed interest in his email exchange with Sater, by the afternoon of Nov. 30, CNN’s Jake Tapper was one of the first to begin carefully examining the actual evidence and asking hard questions.

    In an interview on “The Lead,” Tapper surprised Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.) by asking where the evidence of Russian collusion is.

    What Happened?
    Here’s what actually transpired in that courtroom, stripped of all the Democratic National Committee (DNC) media complex spin: Cohen admitted to Mueller he didn’t tell the truth in his congressional testimony about how long the deal was discussed and how much Trump knew about it and … that’s it.

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December 4, 2018 Posted by | GeoPolitics | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment