We were lied to, and… we were betrayed…. This really wasn’t about going after Al-Qaeda. This wasn’t about fulfilling that mission of protecting the American people at all. It was a regime change war that was launched under the guise of national security, under the guise of humanitarianism, and, ...done really for the benefit of corporate interests and oil. Tulsi Gabbard on the Iraq War
Nellie Ohr -- wife of senior DOJ official Bruce Ohr and Fusion GPS employee (i.e. Clinton contractor) -- created a dossier on Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort, raising new questions about the true authorship of the so-called Steele dossier
1--The inconvenient truth about the El Paso shooter--The motivations of this weekend’s mass shooters have been so partially reported
Who wrote ‘Our lifestyle is destroying the environment of our country … creating a massive burden for future generations. Corporations are heading the destruction of our environment by shamelessly over-harvesting resources … the next logical step is to decrease the number of people in America using resources. If we can get rid of enough people, then our way of life can become more sustainable’?
The answer, if media reports are accurate, is Patrick Crusius, the man accused of the El Paso massacre. The words appeared in his testament, entitled (in homage to Al Gore?) The Inconvenient Truth, which he seems to have put online before decreasing the number of people in America by 22.
Who said, on Twitter, ‘I want socialism, and I’ll not wait for the idiots to finally come round to understanding’? Connor Betts, the man accused of shooting nine people, including his sister, in Dayton, Ohio.
This week’s reporting of the two atrocities has painted Crusius as a white supremacist. This does not seem to be accurate. In his manifesto, he is against ethnic mingling and mass immigration, but his view that immigrants should be killed is based not on racial superiority theory, but on his sense that too many people pollute the environment of America. He despairs of persuading his fellow Americans to change their consumerist lifestyles, so he decides to attack the ‘invaders’ instead.
Even though Jeffrey Epstein appears to have had ties to the Mossad, this series has revealed that the networks to which Epstein was connected were not Mossad-exclusive, as many of the individuals close to Epstein — Lesie Wexner, for instance — were part of a mob-connected class of oligarchs with deep ties to both the U.S. and Israel. As was discussed in Part I of this series, the sharing of “intelligence” (i.e., blackmail) between intelligence agencies and the same organized crime network connected to the Mega Group goes back decades. With Leslie Wexner of the Mega Group as Epstein’s chief patron, as opposed to a financier with direct ties to the Mossad, a similar relationship is more than likely in the case of the sexual blackmail operation that Epstein ran.
Given that intelligence agencies in both the U.S. and elsewhere often conduct covert operations for the benefit of oligarchs and large corporations as opposed to “national security interest,” Epstein’s ties to the Mega Group suggest that this group holds a unique status and influence in both the governments of the U.S. and of Israel, as well as in other countries (e.g., Russia) that were not explored in this report. This is by virtue of their role as key political donors in both countries, as well as the fact that several of them own powerful companies or financial institutions in both countries. Indeed, many members of the Mega Group have deep ties to Israel’s political class, including to Netanyahu and Ehud Barak as well as to now-deceased figures like Shimon Peres, and to members of the American political class.
Ultimately, the picture painted by the evidence is not a direct tie to a single intelligence agency but a web linking key members of the Mega Group, politicians, and officials in both the U.S. and Israel, and an organized-crime network with deep business and intelligence ties in both nations.
Though this series has so far focused on the ties of this network to main Republican Party affiliates, the next and final installment will reveal the ties developed between this web and the Clintons. As will be revealed, despite the Clintons’ willingness to embrace corrupt dealings during the span of their political careers, their mostly friendly relationship with this network still saw them use the power of sexual blackmail to obtain certain policy decisions that were favorable to their personal and financial interests but not to the Clintons’ political reputation or agendas.
Chris Hedges--Recently hacked documents reveal an international network of politicians, journalist, academics, researchers, and military officers all engaged in highly deceptive covert propaganda campaigns funded by the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office, NATO, Facebook, and hardline national security institutions. This network of networks, as one document refers to them, centers around an ironically outfit called the Integrity Initiative, and it is all overseen by a previously unknown English-based think tank registered in Scotland, the institute for statecraft, which is operated under a veil of secrecy. The operation appears to be run by and in conjunction with members of British Military Intelligence....
Eventually, I found an address. I went and I investigated and I discovered the Institute for Statecraft, at least the Integrity Initiative is based in an area called Temple in South London. And it's essentially run by current and former members of a British Military Intelligence, so people, like, Chris Donnelly, who's a Honorary Colonel, and what's called SGMI, or Specialist Group Military Intelligence. You have Dan Lafayeedney, apparently a former SAS, the Special Forces, also Military Intelligence Joseph Walker-Cousins, a captain who operated in Libya during the NATO Operations. He received an MBE for his work, whatever that was, while he was in Libya during the NATO-backed coup....
So there is what they call clusters that they're setting up and as many countries as possible, the number of countries keeps growing. We know Greece, Spain, UK, the US, and the point of these clusters is for what they say is to develop a group of researchers, politicians, journalist, who can all work together in order to combat what they call a malign Russian influence. ...
So what you have are essentially a group of current and former members of the military state or the military branch of the British state seeing fit to restructure British society and influence public opinion, mostly in Britain but also in Europe and wider Europe to ends, that they deem are necessary but they're not prepared to do this as much openly. Some of this is open. They publish documents and they'll testify now in parliament, but much of this is--the idea is to create an organic feel to it so that when people read articles or they follow tweets of influential people on Twitter, they think that--they don't realize that actually people have sit around in a room in a conference and, sort of, discussed what the best means are of pushing certain policies
Operation Mocking Bird was basically a CIA Operation where they ran journalists and editors in both inside US Publications but international publications as well....
nd Rolling Stone Magazine that he published in the 1970s where he detailed literally hundreds of journalists who were either assets or even just employees of the Central Intelligence Agency and whose job was to engage in propaganda and further of US Foreign Policy Interests or the interest through the--through the lens of those who are in charge of the CIA. And so while this doesn't--the Integrity Initiative hasn't proven to be as sophisticated, as it's only been around for a few years, it does seem that the interest is more that they are trying to cultivate something to that end, right? ...
the Global Engagement Center, which is a branch of the US State Department or connected to the US State Department that was set up under Obama that is a propaganda outfit that exists to, as they say, to counter foreign propaganda. So, they're working with that department, which has actually funded the Integrity Initiative for the Institute for Statecraft, about a hundred and thousand pounds or hundred thousand dollars.
Now that would mean that you actually have a foreign office-funded think tank PSYOP operation that is tweeting articles criticizing the opposition party to the government, which is, as I've been told, technically not illegal but completely outrageous. I've been told that while it's not illegal to do propaganda against the British population, in this country, there are no laws against that, apparently it is illegal for charities to be run by the British state. So, if indeed these people are operating as cutouts for the British military, then they are operating illegally.
So, if you oppose militarism in Syria, if you oppose escalating tensions in Ukraine, if you oppose, you know, interventions elsewhere, like in Libya, well then you're playing into Russia's hands
Junk bond and equity funds have suffered their biggest outflows of the year
Veteran suicides are an epidemic in the United States and are in fact the second leading cause of death in the U.S. military. Veterans make up 18 percent of all U.S. suicides while representing only 8.5 percent of the population.
Why are veterans killing themselves at a rate of 20 per day? A recent study found that the risk of military suicide rises with rapidly repeating deployments — just the kind of constant warfare that Cliff May calls for in his Washington Times article this week.
A month later, Iranian media claimed that as many as 17 CIA-trained spies had been identified, and published photo and video evidence of purported US attempts to recruit Iranians to work against their government.
“People are realizing that even a trip to Walmart isn’t safe these days.”
n the wake of the shootings in Dayton and El Paso, and ahead of potential gun control legislation being enacted by President Trump, firearms sales have surged, as Americans look to protect themselves.
The Washington Examiner reports that gun shops are seeing an uptick in business, particularly from first time buyers.
“While we have seen a measured rise in sale of certain tactical rifles and accessories this week, most customers are looking for concealed carry handguns,” said Justin Anderson, Marketing Director of Hyatt Guns in Charlotte, N.C.
“Just this week we have fielded hundreds of calls from people that have never purchased a gun before. Our concealed carry training classes are filling up quickly.” Anderson added.
“People are realizing that even a trip to Walmart isn’t safe these days and they want to be able to protect themselves.” he continued