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The Big Russian Collusion Narrative Keeps Melting Down

  • The Big Russian Collusion Narrative Keeps Melting Down
    by DAVID FRENCH, http://www.nationalreview.com/
    After two days and almost six hours of high-stakes public testimony, I’m struck by the total lack of any compelling claims supporting the “big” collusion narrative, that Russia conspired with Trump or Trump officials to “hack” election. While we certainly aren’t privy to all the relevant information or all the relevant testimony, nothing that James Comey said last week or that Jeff Sessions said today (much less any of the questions directed his way) contained so much as a meaningful hint that the Committee was on the verge of uncovering the political scandal of the century. Rather, the focus keeps shifting to much narrower questions regarding Trump’s decision to fire James Comey — questions that are important but far less historically consequential than any claim that a president or his attorney general are traitors to their country.  Here’s where we stand:

    1. Not only is there no evidence that Trump personally colluded with Russians or ordered anyone to collude with Russians, there’s now evidence that he hasn’t been under personal investigation by the FBI.

    2. There is absolutely zero available evidence that Jeff Sessions colluded with the Russians.

    3. Similarly, there is so far no evidence that even Trump’s more unsavory aides – men like Paul Manafort and Michael Flynn — colluded to influence the election

    4. To the extent that there is evidence of wrongdoing connected with a foreign power, it deals not with the election itself but rather with Flynn’s alleged failures to disclose foreign payments and contacts. 

    Millions of American believe the worst about their current president, claims every bit as toxic in their own way as “truther” smears against George Bush or “birther” smears against Barack Obama. The Trump collusion narrative has gotten a far wider and more respectable hearing than either of the two conspiracy theories that plagued the Bush and Obama administrations. Truth is truth, and it’s important for responsible people to not just understand and respond to actual evidence — no matter where it leads — but also acknowledge its absence. And so far the absence of evidence points to Trump’s innocence of some of the worst allegations ever leveled against an American president or his senior team. 

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June 19, 2017 Posted by | GeoPolitics, Social Trends | , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The CIA, Khomeini & Secrets of the Islamic Revolution Exposed with Margot White

  • Who rules US, Iran, Europe, Russia, China …. ? The same Synagogue of Satan. Don’t be taken for a ride. ‘Muslim’ fundamentalism / radicalism / terrorism is a creation of western Illuminist intelligence agencies: CIA, MI5/6, Israeli Mossad … The real war is between: Satan and his minions and the rest of humanity. Not what the MSM, the world, presents to you ie.: US vs Russia, NATO vs Russia, US vs Iran, US vs China ….
  • Published on Nov 6, 2015
    How Iran’s Islamic Revolution and the Ayatollah Khomeini were helped into power by the CIA, plus the conspiracy to co-opt the people’s movement and turn it into a religious one is discussed with author Margot White. Lies from ARGO, George H.W. Bush and the CIA’s influence on Iran, the political price that Jimmy Carter paid for stopping payments to the Iran’s religious authorities, and the real reason that the hostage crisis happened is all revealed in a discussion that shatters long-held assumptions about Iran’s relationship with the US, here on Buzzsaw hosted by Sean Stone.


    GUEST BIO:
    Margot Lachlan White is a writer and the author of the memoir Waking Up in Tehran: The Untold Story of Iran’s Revolution. She is also a freelance book editor and a human rights activist who advocates for Iran’s independence and the right of Iranians to self-determination. She has a law degree from the University of Virginia and is a former faculty member of the University of Virginia Medical School. She lives in Los Angeles. She is a graduate of Brown University.
http://www.larouchepub.com/eiw/public/1979/eirv06n27-19790710/eirv06n27-19790710_039-the_ayatollah_khomeini_is_a_sava.pdf

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June 19, 2017 Posted by | GeoPolitics, History | , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Conspiracy Theory No More: State Dept. Finally Admits The US Gov’t Planned 1953 Iranian Coup

  • Conspiracy Theory No More: State Dept. Finally Admits The US Gov’t Planned 1953 Iranian Coup
    by Rachel Blevins, http://www.activistpost.com/
    The State Department has released a trove of documents that give insight into the CIA’s role in the 1953 coup d’état that led to the overthrow of Iranian Prime Minister Mohammad Mossadeq.

    The newly declassified documents, titled “Foreign Relations of the United States, 1952-1954, Iran, 1951–1954,” provide a notable difference from the State Department’s 1989 version of the coup, which left out any involvement from American and British intelligence.

    A memorandum from Director of Central Intelligence Allen Dulles to President Eisenhower, dated March 1, 1953, serves as a reminder that internally, “the elimination of Mossadeq by assassination or otherwise,” was used as a method in repairing ties with Iran, restoring oil negotiations, and stopping a “Communist takeover.”

    Ever since the assassination of General Razmara in March 1951, and the subsequent impasse and diplomatic break with Britain over the oil negotiations, the Iranian situation has been slowly disintegrating. The result has been a steady decrease in the power and influence of the Western democracies and the building up of a situation where a Communist takeover is becoming more and more of a possibility. However, even the present crisis is likely to be unsatisfactorily compromised without a Communist Tudeh victory. Of course, the elimination of Mossadeq by assassination or otherwise might precipitate decisive events except in the unlikely alternative that the Shah should regain courage and decisiveness.

    Another memorandum from the CIA, dated March 3, 1953, detailed the “Capabilities of CIA clandestine services in Iran,” which could be used to “prevent the assumption of power by Tudeh,” Iran’s Communist party.

    The list included mass propaganda means; personal denunciations and rumor spreading; street riots, demonstrations, and mobs; and providing assistance in Iran “After Tudeh Take-Over.”

    Mass propaganda means
    (press, etc.): CIA controls a network with numerous press, political, and clerical contacts which has proven itself capable of disseminating large-scale anti-Tudeh propaganda.


    While the conversations initially supported Mossadeq as Iran’s prime minister, the tone soon changed, and a memorandum from the CIA, dated March 18, 1953, noted that top State Department officials had begun discussing “The general subject of Mossadeq’s continuance in office.”

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HUGE CNN FAIL! Audience Survey Backfires & Shows 75 Percent Of Audience Thinks Trump Should Not Be Investigated For Obstruction

  • HUGE CNN FAIL! Audience Survey Backfires & Shows 75 Percent Of Audience Thinks Trump Should Not Be Investigated For Obstruction
    by Susan Duclos – All News PipeLine
    CNN is having a bad day…. strike that, they are having a very, very a bad month if their ratings are anything to go by as the numbers for the week of June 5, 2017, they didn’t even make the top five ‘Basic Cable Top 5 – Prime time (Total Viewers)’ and came in number 4 out of five in ‘Basic Cable Top 5 – Total Day (Total Viewers)’, behind Fox News, Nickelodeon, and MSNBC.

    From their own voter panel survey backfire on June 8, 2017, to their public challenge to President Trump to provide proof of MSM “fake news”, which the Daily Caller was only to happy to do in an article in response to that challenge, to their most recent “unscientific” online survey (meaning they could not weight the demographics to skewer the poll results for results they want), they are seeing backfire after backfire in their attempts to “spin” their liberal bias.

    Is it any wonder that Americans marched over to CNN headquarters on Saturday to protest the “journalistic malpractice on a daily basis,” that CNN airs.

    On June 8, 2017, CNN’s National Correspondent Gary Tuchman went to Ohio to watch the Senate testimony of former FBI director James Comey, then pulled nine Trump voters from the group to ask them some very leading questions, including whether they believed Comey lied (4 raised their hands), whether they believed President Trump lied (0 raised their hands), then made the mistake of asking why some panelists didn’t raise their hands.

    The answer wasn’t what CNN expected as the female respondent looked right at him and said “Well, first of all, things can be distorted and appear like lies,” then continued on to pointedly remark “And I think maybe the media might have distorted some things and now we’re not getting both sides.”

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June 19, 2017 Posted by | GeoPolitics, Social Trends | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Philippines: ISIS Saves US Foreign Policy, Again

  • Philippines: ISIS Saves US Foreign Policy, Again
    by Tony Cartalucci, http://landdestroyer.blogspot.com/
    June 15, 2017 (Tony Cartalucci – LD) – In an all too familiar pattern, militants proclaiming ties to the so-called “Islamic State” (ISIS) have once again found themselves aiding US foreign policy, this time in the Philippines where the Philippine government has been increasingly seeking closer ties with Beijing at the expense of Washington’s longstanding influence in the Southeast Asian state.

    Militants have conducted a large scale military operation seizing parts of the southern Philippine city of Marawi where they have carried out a variety of atrocities and hoisted ISIS flags. Located on the southern island of Mindanao, the city is only slightly removed from Al Qaeda affiliate Abu Sayaff’s primary area of operation on nearby Jolo and Basilan islands.

    Abu Sayaff and other regional affiliates have received much of their funding and support from one of America’s oldest and closest Mideast allies, Saudi Arabia with whom the US has just recently sealed another unprecedented arms deal.

    It is now reported that the US military is aiding Philippine troops in attempts to retake the city, highlighting just how ISIS has been used as a pretext to justify Washington’s continued influence in the nation – and particularly – the presence of US military forces in Southeast Asia.

    However, the fact that the militants are funded and supported by US ally Saudi Arabia, and that the Islamic State itself was admittedly a creation of US and Persian Gulf interests, their sudden and spectacular appearance in the Philippines just as US-Philippine ties were at their lowest and impetus to finally remove America’s presence from the nation at its highest, indicate that the recent mayhem is more than convenient coincidence.

    US Foreign Policy: Breaking Windows By Night, Repairing Them (For a Price) By Day 
    Dwindling geopolitical leverage in Asia Pacific has caused the United States to seek a variety of conflicts to serve as pretexts for its continued presence in the region. This includes tensions in the South China Sea where the US has sought to line up nations against China to challenge Beijing’s claims over territory and islands there.


    One of those nations – in fact – included the Philippines which sidelined an elaborate US-led legal charade over China’s claims in the South China Sea in favor of bilateral talks with Beijing directly – excluding the US.

    The US has also actively provoked conflict on the Korean Peninsula, threatening North Korea’s government with a potential first strike aimed at “decapitating” its civilian and military leadership. Such meddling and the predictable tensions that result have ensured America’s continued military presence in South Korea as well as years of lucrative defense contracts.

    And while Washington’s use of ISIS in the Philippines is the most recent example of how terrorism is being used to justify America’s military presence in the region, it certainly isn’t the first. Militancy in Thailand’s south has been repeatedly used as a pretext for Washington to seek closer ties to Bangkok – ties Bangkok has repeatedly rejected in favor of more diverse military cooperation and acquisitions from China, Russia, Europe, and its own growing domestic industry.

    Beyond Asia, the US has used terrorism – including use of ISIS specifically – to justify its military presence everywhere from Libya to Syria and Iraq to Afghanistan.

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https://www.rt.com/news/392022-putin-stone-us-alqaeda-chechnya/

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HaHa!!! Global Warming Study Cancelled, The Reason Will Have You Rolling on The Floor Laughing!!!

  • Published on Jun 15, 2017
    American Lookout reports, In a perfect example of irony, a scientific research study that intended to study global warming was cancelled after encountering large amounts of ice. Breitbart reported, A global warming research study in Canada has been cancelled because of “unprecedented” thick summer ice. Naturally, the scientist in charge has blamed it on ‘climate change.’
http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/06/13/delingpole-ship-of-fools-iii-global-warming-study-cancelled-because-of-unprecedented-ice/

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http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2531159/Antarctic-crew-build-ice-helipad-help-rescuers.html

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http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2425775/Climate-scientists-told-cover-fact-Earths-temperature-risen-15-years.html

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http://www.independent.co.uk/environment/snowfalls-are-now-just-a-thing-of-the-past-724017.html

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June 17, 2017 Posted by | Science & Technology, Social Trends | , , , , , | Leave a comment

CNN’s Jim Acosta Tweets Fake News About Trump Not Seeing Congressman Scalise in Hospital

  • CNN’s Jim Acosta Tweets Fake News About Trump Not Seeing Congressman Scalise in Hospital
    by  | http://www.Infowars.com
    Fails to apologize for it
    CNN’s Jim Acosta tweeted fake news about President Trump not seeing Congressman Scalise in hospital after yesterday’s shooting, then refused to apologize for it.

    After reports emerged that Trump had visited Scalise at at MedStar Washington Hospital Center on Wednesday, Acosta tweeted, “WH official on hospital visit: “President Trump did not meet with Scalise and did not go into the room where Scalise is being treated.”


    Acosta was quickly corrected by another reporter before deleting his original tweet.

https://twitter.com/christinawilkie/status/875180250258448384

  • Acosta later had to tacitly admit that he never spoke to any “White House official” before blaming the inaccurate tweet on another reporter who sent him an email via press pool.

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DELINGPOLE: Ship of Fools III – Global Warming Study Cancelled Because of ‘Unprecedented’ Ice

http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/06/13/delingpole-ship-of-fools-iii-global-warming-study-cancelled-because-of-unprecedented-ice/

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http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2531159/Antarctic-crew-build-ice-helipad-help-rescuers.html

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June 16, 2017 Posted by | Science & Technology, Social Trends | , , , , , | Leave a comment

SecDef Mattis Talks Threats to Open Up Congress’ Wallet

  • Published on Jun 15, 2017
    Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis testified on Capitol Hill on Thursday about existential threats facing the US in an effort to secure more than $600 billion for defense. According to the Congressional Budget Office, the Obama administration only sought $540 billion in its final defense budget. Mattis is asking for an additional $91.3 billion from the federal government. RT America’s Natasha Sweatte has more on Mattis’ appeal.

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More Evidence of Loch Ness Monster than Russian Collusion – Author

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Krauthammer: Sessions Exposed Absurdity of Russia Probe

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The Weaponization of Information in the War of Terror

  • Published on Jun 11, 2017
    TRANSCRIPT AND SOURCES: https://www.corbettreport.com/?p=22963

    If terrorist incidents are always tied back to shadowy groups linked to Al Qaeda or ISIS, an online, independent media might connect those dots to show how Al Qaeda and ISIS were literally created, fostered, funded, trained and equipped by the UK government, the US government and their allies across the world as a tool in their quest of dominance of the Middle East and control of their domestic population. But such a story can only be told on a free and open internet, where independent voices continue to reach the masses and inform them of the truth about these terror groups.

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June 15, 2017 Posted by | GeoPolitics, Social Trends | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

FROZEN: Yet Another Polar Expedition Trapped In Non-Existent Ice

  • Published on Jun 14, 2017
    It’s now become an annual event: climate “scientists” trapped in polar ice they believe has disappeared.
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2531159/Antarctic-crew-build-ice-helipad-help-rescuers.html

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http://www.thenewamerican.com/tech/environment/item/19844-global-warming-false-alarm-over-polar-bears-exposed-again

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http://www.express.co.uk/news/science/616356/What-global-warming-Nasa-Antarctic-ice-INCREASING-135BILLION-TONNES-year

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http://www.express.co.uk/news/science/622043/GLOBAL-WARMING-NASA-Antarctic-COOLING-six-years-Arctic-north-pole-climate-change#

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http://www.breitbart.com/london/2015/02/07/breathtaking-adjustments-to-arctic-temperature-record-is-there-any-global-warming-we-can-trust/

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http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2738653/Stunning-satellite-images-summer-ice-cap-thicker-covers-1-7million-square-kilometres-MORE-2-years-ago-despite-Al-Gore-s-prediction-ICE-FREE-now.html

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June 15, 2017 Posted by | Science & Technology, Social Trends | , , , , | Leave a comment

CNN Defends Shooter, “He Wasn’t Evil, He Was Just Tired Of Politics”

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Proof CNN Is a Military Psyop

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