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Re: The Trump Presidency
« Reply #5450 on: February 18, 2019, 11:11:00 AM »
Yet another true accurate news report by Russia Today

 Venezuela kicks out ‘interventionist’ team of European MPs coming to meet with Guaido
Published time: 18 Feb, 2019

 A six-member European delegation that sought to meet with self-proclaimed Venezuelan ‘interim president’ Juan Guaido is being expelled from Venezuela after being accused by Caracas of coming with “conspiratorial purposes.”

European MPs arrived in Venezuela on Sunday and were supposed to stay until Tuesday to carry out a series of meetings, including with Guaido, the leader of the opposition recognized by a number of European governments as the legitimate leader of Venezuela.

Read More: https://www.rt.com/news/451702-venezuela-delegation-mep-expelled/
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Re: The Trump Presidency
« Reply #5451 on: February 18, 2019, 11:37:05 AM »
Russia Is Ready To Defend Venezuela After Syria - Truth About The World We Live In!

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Kingdom of Saudi Arabia flooded the market with cheap oil. This was not a mere business decision, but a calculated move coordinated with U.S. and Israeli foreign policy goals.

Despite not just losing money, but even falling deep into debt, the Saudi monarchy continues to expand its oil production apparatus. In 2014 we saw the price of oil down from $110 per barrel, to $28 that year. The goal was to weaken the opponents of Wall Street, London, and Tel Aviv, whose economies are centered around oil and natural gas exports.

Donald Trump, or more commonly known as Potus, say's he's driving it. To a certain extent he is correct. While American media insists the low oil prices are just the natural cycle of the market at work, it’s rather convenient for U.S. foreign policy. Russia, Venezuela, Ecuador, and Iran all have economies centered around state-owned oil companies and oil exports, and each of these countries has suffered the sting of low oil prices.

During the George W. Bush administration, oil prices were the highest they had ever been. The destruction of Iraq, sanctions on Iran and Russia, strikes and turmoil in Nigeria — these events created a shortage on the international markets, driving prices up. And this is when America discovered their grip on the oil markets and manipulated it.

The son of President Ronald Reagan, Michael Reagan argued that Obama when Obama was President intentionally drove down oil prices not just to weaken the Venezuelan economy but also to tamper the influence of Russia and Iran.

Michael Reagan bragged that his father Ronald Reagan did the same thing to hurt the Soviet Union during the 1980s. He wrote since selling oil was the source of the Kremlin's wealth my father got the Saudis to flood the market with cheap oil, lower oil prices, devalued the Ruble, causing the USSR to go bankrupt, which led to Perestroika and Mikhail Gorbachev and the collapse of the Soviet empire.

Today, Qatar is leaving OPEC, financial times has reported that OPEC is not the power broker it once was, yes the old method of controlling prices by restricting production no longer works!

Russia has landed two nuclear-capable “Blackjack” bombers in Venezuela as part of a joint training exercise, it's evident, that Putin will showcase Moscow’s growing military prowess and send America a clear message, also shore up the position of Venezuela’s embattled president, Nicolás Maduro, and hopefully save him from the Zionist American grip.

For too long America has controlled the world through oil, it's time to change all that.

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« Reply #5452 on: February 18, 2019, 11:41:42 AM »
While some may feel this belongs on another thread, I do not. It's perfect right here.

No limits for 'Russian Tomahawks'? What we know about Moscow’s new nuclear cruise missile
Published time: 17 Feb, 2019 
The missile’s nuclear power unit was successfully tested back in January, Russian media reported on Friday, citing sources. This "crucial" stage of testing "confirmed" that the reactor allows the missile to travel to an "unlimited range."
https://www.rt.com/russia/451659-burevestnik-missiles-reactor-tests/

Kamikaze drones, deadly Vikings & armored limos: Top new arms Russia brought to Abu Dhabi expo
Published time: 17 Feb, 2019
https://www.rt.com/news/451669-russian-entries-idex-expo/
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Re: The Trump Presidency
« Reply #5453 on: February 18, 2019, 12:48:57 PM »
Yet another true accurate news report by Russia Today

 Venezuela kicks out ‘interventionist’ team of European MPs coming to meet with Guaido
Published time: 18 Feb, 2019

 A six-member European delegation that sought to meet with self-proclaimed Venezuelan ‘interim president’ Juan Guaido is being expelled from Venezuela after being accused by Caracas of coming with “conspiratorial purposes.”

European MPs arrived in Venezuela on Sunday and were supposed to stay until Tuesday to carry out a series of meetings, including with Guaido, the leader of the opposition recognized by a number of European governments as the legitimate leader of Venezuela.

Read More: https://www.rt.com/news/451702-venezuela-delegation-mep-expelled/

Off-topic, but some more on that:

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Re: The Trump Presidency
« Reply #5454 on: February 20, 2019, 04:54:13 PM »
Pence speech at Munich Sicherheitskonferenz 2019: Applause for Lindsey Graham, 5 seconds of silence for Trump:


Is this the manuscript or a fake transcript:
https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefings-statements/remarks-vice-president-pence-2019-munich-security-conference-munich-germany/
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I’m also honored to be joined by an extraordinary delegation of Americans, including Acting Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan, and a distinguished delegation of senators and representatives from the United States Congress, led by Senator Lindsey Graham.  Would you join me in welcoming the largest American delegation in the history of the Munich Security Conference?  (Applause.)

It’s an honor to be here with them and with Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi.  Madam Speaker, my greetings to you.  (Applause.)  We’re grateful for Senator Graham’s leadership of this delegation and grateful for the strong bipartisan American presence represented here.  To them and to all of you, it’s my great honor to speak to you today, on behalf of a champion of freedom and a champion of a strong national defense, the 45th President of the United States of America, President Donald Trump.  (Applause.)

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One of the more noteable remarks came from former U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry: "We are currently living out, by acts of omission and commission, a mutual suicide pact on this planet,"
https://www.dw.com/en/climate-change-a-threat-to-world-order-munich-security-conference-hears/a-47553876

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« Reply #5455 on: February 20, 2019, 08:05:32 PM »
Justice Department preparing for Mueller report as early as next week
https://www.cnn.com/2019/02/20/politics/special-counsel-conclusion-announcement/index.html

Attorney General Bill Barr is preparing to announce as early as next week the completion of Robert Mueller's Russia investigation, with plans for Barr to submit to Congress soon after a summary of Mueller's confidential report, according to people familiar with the plans.

The preparations are the clearest indication yet that Mueller is nearly done with his almost two-year investigation.

The precise timing of the announcement is subject to change. The scope and contours of what Barr will send to Congress remain unclear. Also unclear is how long it will take Justice officials to prepare what will be submitted to lawmakers.
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Re: The Trump Presidency
« Reply #5456 on: February 20, 2019, 09:22:35 PM »
More from Munich: Lindsey Graham no longer licking Trump's boots? Might be the first sign of the end of Trump.

Consistently reported by several sources:
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But the true insiders know the real diplomatic action was not in the public sessions but in the private rooms where the bilateral meetings and diplomatic interactions unfolded. Several members of the U.S. congressional delegation told me the most consequential of these meetings was the one in which lawmakers confronted Shanahan about Trump’s withdrawal from Syria.

Sen. Lindsey O. Graham (R-S.C.), the leader of the main congressional delegation, pressed Shanahan on whether he was telling European officials in Munich that the full U.S. withdrawal from Syria was a done deal.

“Are you telling our allies that we are going to go to zero by April 30?” he asked Shanahan, according to Graham.

“Yes, that’s been our direction [from the president],” Shanahan replied.

That’s the dumbest f---ing idea I’ve ever heard,” Graham responded.

Graham then launched into a list of consequences he feared would result from a precipitous U.S. withdrawal from Syria without a follow-up plan: The Islamic State would return, Turkey would attack Kurdish forces, Iran would gain the advantage. Graham asked Shanahan if he disagreed with that analysis.

“That could very well happen,” Shanahan said.

“Well, if the policy is going to be that we are leaving by April 30, I am now your adversary, not your friend,” Graham told the acting Pentagon chief, according to Graham. (Several other lawmakers confirmed this exchange.)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2019/02/20/inside-patrick-shanahans-clash-with-congress-munich-over-syria/

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« Reply #5457 on: February 21, 2019, 04:24:04 AM »
Now these kinds of things quite interest me.

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“That’s the dumbest f---ing idea I’ve ever heard,” Graham responded.

Maybe the second dumbest? First would be breaking every international law and United Nations principle by being there in the first place. Breaking into other people's homes using armed force is a crime. The principle aligns with nation states too. Not that the US is only nation that acts with impunity like this. But it is the biggest daddy of all.

So now they are stuck inside someone else's home and the SWAT team has showed up .. what to do? :)
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Graham then launched into a list of consequences he feared would result from a precipitous U.S. withdrawal from Syria without a follow-up plan:

1) The Islamic State would return ....

Return from "where"? From Europe? From Sth Russia? From China? From Iraq? From Turkey? From Jordan? From Iran? From Saudi Arabia?

Where is Islamic State and how could they return given the SAA is stable, the Govt is stable, Russian forces are still there with Air support, and NATO nation Turkey is no longer allowing it's country to be used as Express Lane for Islamists from all over the world to cross the border into Syria, and the Iraqi Govt has regained control of most of it's territory along with the Kurdish forces there and in Syria.

The Caliphate is DEAD ... it was killed by a team effort which includes Assad, Putin, Iran and Turkey plus the Kurds. Despite ISIS and a multiplicity of Al queda/Islamist terrorist groups armed by the likes of the USA Saudis and Isralis et al being facilitated to setup shop while bringing down the Legitimate Govt of Syria

So Graham is crying crocodile tears here and hand waving load so fo bullshit on that point. 

Why CNN don't A) already know this and B) REPORT on it and the tell the world the truth and the facts is no longer a mystery to me. :)

2) Turkey would attack Kurdish forces....

Only if they resist, only if they take any actions to undermine the 15 klm safe zone along the Turkish border.

The Kurds have been an international embassassment and problem for well over a century now. They persist in the territories of Turkey, Iran, Iraq, and Syria ... as a homegnous "cultural group of peoples" they have never been allowed by the global TPTB and the those 4 countries from forming thir own "nation state"  despite a century of abuse, murder and genocidal racism and religious bigotry. That they are still an issue is solely the fault of Turkey.

The Kurds are the equivalent of the Palestinians who have also been ignored and refused their legitimate human and legal rights and still they persist in and around Israel. Neither problem is going away anytime soon.

But it is NOT a valid excuse to NOT withdraw the illegal US troops, all those CIA forces and the even higher numbers paid mercenaries of the US Govt stationed in Syrian territory.  To not withdraw them would be the DUMBEST idea now. I;m not the only person in the world who holds such an opinion. Lindsay Graham has NEVER impressed me as being a wise person on ANY subject - it's one hell of a record he's got for Dumb Ideas and saying really stupid things.


3) Iran would gain the advantage.

What "advantage" would they have? that a Belligerent armed enemy is not parked next to their borders who is liable to start false flag operation at any time on their borders and use that as an excuse to declare all out war against them with missiles falling down around their heads?

So effing what? Iran has played a very positive role in eliminating Islamic State and Al Queda linked forces. Why can't anyone in the west actually acknowledge that? Simple - ISRAEL - one of the nations that was funding and arming those very forces against the Syrian Govt.

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Graham asked Shanahan if he disagreed with that analysis.

“That could very well happen,” Shanahan said.

A hypothetical answer to a totally hypothetical made up scenario = a NOTHING BURGER

It just bs mindless playing politics here. The US has NO legitimate RIGHT to be in Syria - period. That's the Law they should just totally eff off forever. It's basic logic even if Trump happens to agree with it this time .... iow Trump is irrelevant on this matter of reason and logic and facts.

Sure he is up to no good because it frees things up to focus more on Venezuela and China etc ... the US simply cannot admit it has undertaken another total FAILURE in the middle-east and is running away with it's tail between it's legs AGAIN.

Lindsay Graham and millions of others simply cannot stomach that kind of defeat and embarrassment. May there be many more placed at the feet of Americans as they keep trying to remake the world and every nation on earth in it's IMAGE ... a fake image at that.  :)
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« Reply #5458 on: February 25, 2019, 08:27:55 AM »
This could go in many threads.

Hopkins at dissidentvoice on Trump, Empire, media and much more: "Maybe Donald Trump isn’t as stupid as I thought."

"So how did Trump finally get the liberal corporate media to stop calling him a fascist? He did that by acting like a fascist ..."

"Unfortunately, there is no America. There is nothing to make great again. “America” is a fiction, a fantasy, a nostalgia ... What there is, in reality, instead of America, is a supranational global capitalist empire, a decentralized, interdependent network of global corporations, financial institutions, national governments, intelligence agencies, supranational governmental entities, military forces, media ... "

"Corporations, especially multi-billion dollar transnational corporations ... have no nationalities, nor any real allegiances, other than to their major shareholders ...Do you really believe that being nominally headquartered in Boston or New York makes these companies “American,” or that Deutsche Bank is a “German” bank, or that BP is a “British” company? "

"There are no more sovereign nation states. Global capitalism has done away with them."

Read the whole thing:

https://dissidentvoice.org/2019/02/making-globalism-great-again/

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Re: The Trump Presidency
« Reply #5459 on: February 26, 2019, 05:11:45 AM »
Psychology Professor Exposes Trump's Low IQ

The Damage Report
Published on 24 Feb 2019

Trump says he knows everything when he really knows nothing.

John Iadarola and Professor David Dunning break it down on The Damage Report, explains the Dunning-Krugar Effect

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« Reply #5460 on: February 26, 2019, 08:28:31 AM »
This could go in many threads.

"There are no more sovereign nation states. Global capitalism has done away with them."

Mostly I agree.
Sovereign states have some autonomy but global capitalism does punish them for it.

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« Reply #5461 on: March 01, 2019, 12:19:44 PM »
AOC grasps the opportunity to make a difference.

In less than 3 minutes she achieved more than the HRC campaign, the entire Democratic Party and the MSM have failed to do for over 3 years now ie to point out Trumps Achilles Heels and open the door to a proper criminal investigation of his Finances.

The serious trouble for AOC is however ... by outing Trump so publicly with the under oath answers by Cohen inside the House of Reps - on the public record - she has also outed most of her colleagues as well and every other "creative millionaire" in the country - it's the System Stupid! 

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« Reply #5462 on: March 05, 2019, 04:53:07 PM »
We’re seeing the scrutiny that should have started on Day One of this compromised administration. And it's laying the foundation for impeachment.

The impeachment process has begun. If you want to quibble, think of it as the pre-impeachment process. Whatever you call it, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler is not fooling around.

The New Yorker who would lead impeachment hearings launched on Monday what he called an "investigation into threats against the rule of law" and requested documents from 81 "agencies, entities and individuals."
https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2019/03/04/impeachment-michael-cohen-jerrold-nadler-corruption-obstruction-abuses-column/3054779002/


Democrats are doing their feeble best to build an impeachment case against the president, but it won’t succeed.
https://www.nationalreview.com/2019/03/michael-cohen-testimony-trump-impeachment-case-democrats/
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« Reply #5463 on: March 16, 2019, 04:37:21 AM »
Veto number 1 of Trump caliphate:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-47591552

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« Reply #5464 on: March 19, 2019, 01:34:22 PM »
A Vivid contrast to the leadership that rises to the top in the United States of America all the time, versus most of the nations of the truly civilised world.

"Donald Trump telephoned a grieving Jacinda Ardern in the aftermath of New Zealand’s largest ever mass murder. The President asked what the United States could do and received an answer he can’t have been expecting. “Sympathy and love for all Muslim communities,” the Prime Minister told him.

Jacinda Ardern has been widely praised as doing a magnificent job in a situation no national leader should have to face. In response to unimaginable horror, she is deliberately employing language of empathy not hate. She has chosen a message of togetherness instead of reaching for the easy, crude politics of division that have worked so effectively, and for so many, in the past.
 
In these circumstances, kindness is a radical act.

The traditional script for a world leader reacting to a terrorist attack on home soil is one of power and retribution, to prosecute an "us and them" case. By way of example, you might recall that US President George Bush wanted to "find out who did this and kick their ass" in the wake of 9/11. He later declared that Osama Bin Laden would be taken "dead or alive".

Ardern is taking a markedly different approach. She’s barely wasted a word on the perpetrator of this crime, instead focusing her energies on the victims, their loved ones, and a nation that needs to heal. By declaring "they are us", she set the tone for how people should respond to this tragedy. The unspoken message? Victims of this crime may not share your faith or ethnicity, but they are New Zealanders and that is all that matters."


 https://www.smh.com.au/lifestyle/life-and-relationships/jacinda-ardern-just-proved-typically-feminine-behaviour-is-powerful-20190318-p5157k.html

Probably half the leaders in Australia still need to lift their game, no, totally change it. I think the same goes for Canada, the UK and many other great white nations too.

Trump is not a cause of problems in America he is but a one of the many symptoms of a legacy of untreated and denied pathology across the whole nation decades and centuries old. 
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« Reply #5465 on: March 21, 2019, 04:55:32 AM »
President Trump and the American people get several mentions in these three videos about Israel and Israelis in general.

Here's one quote from Video 2:

[... "none of the scandals ] have actually
made a big dent in his popularity and
the reason for that I think is pretty
straightforward, it's pretty uncontroversial
at any rate in my opinion - that is to say
PM Benjamin Netanyahu is an obnoxious
Racist Jewish Supremacist.

And in all of those descriptives obnoxious,
racist, Jewish, supremacist he's only
representative of the Israeli population.

And the reason they keep re-electing him
despite the scandals which are always
said to be imminently going to bring him
down, despite the scandals that never bring
him down it's because when they look at
Benjamin Netanyahu most of the Israeli
population they see themselves.

They vote for him because in his mental
outlook, I wouldn't really call it his values
because I do not think people like Mr.
Netanyahu have any values per se but
in terms of mental outlook, the contempt
for Arabs, contempt for Muslims, actually,
with all due respect to you Mr Dore and
all your listeners, unless they're Jewish,
Netanyahu has contempt for all of you.

These are Jewish supremacists, but he
also happens to be in a separate
category - a Racist  - and now even
though I don't like to use the terminology
because it's too simple and to the
sloganeering it happens to be I think in
this particular circumstance it's
illuminating why the Mr. Netanyahu and
Mr. Trump get along so well.

Why is Mr. Netanyahu Mr. Trump's
biggest cheerleader in the world?"


Here's another quote:

[...]  "and they hated black people
the Schwartz's as it's called the black
people. They loathe them and so now
for Mr. Netanyahu to have to face the
prospect that the Schwartz's are
invading Israel so they have to go and
so it's that same mindset - it's not
values, it's a mindset. You can use what
descriptive you want for that mindset -
some people would say it's a Nazi mindset,
that some people would say it's a Fascist
mindset, some people would call it a
right-wing racist white supremacist's
mindset - whatever you want to call it
and they have it and that's these ruling
people in Israel.

It's a sorry thing to have to say but I'm
not one of those people who in the
name of political correctness recoil from
generalizations - if you could say most
white people in the American South in
the pre Civil Rights era, if you could say
most of them were Mean, Racist, White
Supremacists very few people would take
issue with that quote-unquote
generalization.

BUT the moment you use exactly those
same terms to describe Israel or Israelis
it suddenly becomes politically incorrect.

I disagree. If you want to understand the
Israeli mentality vis-a-vis the Palestinians
or Arabs or Muslims it's very easy for an
American to understand - just look at
Alabama Mississippi and all the other
southern US States in the pre Civil Rights
era - that's the mentality, that's the Israeli
mentality and Mr. Netanyahu in his mindset
he's not very much different from a George
Wallace or a Lester Maddox with those
who remember that era."
 





Quote from Video 3:

[... Chuck Schumer and Bernie Sanders went
to my High School ] "they both came from quite
similar backgrounds who took very divergent
paths. Chuck Schumer he called for the
strangulation of Gaza. He did that in 2010.

Now bear in mind what that means.  Gaza
has two million people, of those two million
1 million are children, they're under the age
of 18. So Charles Schumer the great Holocaust
defender, the great defender of persecuted
people's, he called for the economic
strangulation of 1 million children.

That's a thug. That's a murderer. And we
should not recoil from using that language
out of some sort of deference to the fact that
he's Jewish, or deference to the fact that he
came from humble beginnings which he did.

He ended up a thug. A paid agent for
right-wing Jews and for Wall Street and
that's a very sad commentary."

But then there was the redeeming part.
Which is that for each Chuck Schumer there's
another Bernie Sanders who's also Jewish
who also came from humble beginnings but
has shown a heart, and who still remembers
where he came from and understands what
it means to be poor, what it means to be
powerless.


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« Reply #5466 on: March 21, 2019, 11:12:17 AM »
It took New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern six days to get a ban on semi-automatic weapons.

Six days. Women get shit done. https://t.co/DxVdzzIYOT

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    This is what real action to stop gun violence looks like. We must follow New Zealand's lead, take on the NRA and ban the sale and distribution of assault weapons in the United States. https://t.co/lSAisDG9Ur
    — Bernie Sanders (@BernieSanders) March 21, 2019

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Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has announced a ban on military style, semi-automatic (MSSA) guns and assault rifles in the wake of the Christchurch mosque shootings.

All semi-automatic weapons used during the terrorist attack on Friday will be banned, she said.

Related parts used to convert the guns into MSSAs would also be banned, along with all high-capacity magazines.

Cabinet had still to consider issues surrounding a gun register, she said. [ but there will be a Gun Register on top of the current Gun Owners Licensing provisions very soon ]

She also announced immediate action to prevent stockpiling

 She expected the amendments to the Arms Act to be in place by April 11.

An amnesty will be put in place for weapons to be handed in.
(with Video)
https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/christchurch-shooting/111455050/new-gun-laws-announced-by-pm-after-christchurch-mosque-shootings

World reacts
https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/christchurch-shooting/111465565/world-reacts-to-new-zealands-new-gun-laws-after-christchurch-terror-attacks 

President Trump asked what the United States could do and received an answer he can’t have been expecting.

“Sympathy and love for all Muslim communities,” the Prime Minister told him.
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« Reply #5467 on: March 22, 2019, 02:47:06 AM »
This is really good by all involved including The Don :)



Meanwhile the Democratic Party leader in the Senate, Chuck "the Low Road" Schumer wants to rename the Russell Building at Congress the John McCain Building.  ;D

America, the comedy gift that keeps on giving!
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« Reply #5468 on: March 22, 2019, 04:04:43 AM »
Democracy Now!
Published on 21 Mar 2019

House Democrats are continuing to probe how President Trump’s son-in-law and adviser Jared Kushner received a top-secret security clearance despite concerns from the CIA. The New York Times recently reported Trump ordered then-Chief of Staff John Kelly to grant Kushner the clearance despite the judgment of intelligence officials. Kushner failed to report over 100 foreign contacts on his initial application for clearance, which was denied by the FBI after a background check into his financial history and contacts with foreign investors. Kushner later revised his application three times, and was ultimately granted permanent security clearance last May. We speak with Vicky Ward, the author of a new book uncovering details about how Kushner has continued to let the financial dealings of his family impact the policy decisions he promoted overseas. In one case, this almost led to a war in the Middle East between Qatar and Saudi Arabia. The book is called “Kushner, Inc.: Greed. Ambition. Corruption. The Extraordinary Story of Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump.”

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« Reply #5469 on: March 22, 2019, 04:40:46 AM »
In the middle of Iraeli elections ::

 It’s time for US to fully recognize Israel’s ‘sovereignty’ over disputed Golan Heights – Trump
Published time: 21 Mar, 2019

 US President Donald Trump has said that the time has come for the United States to "fully recognize" Israel's sovereignty over the disputed Golan Heights, seized from Syria during the Six-Day War in 1967.

In a tweet on Thursday, Trump said the Golan Heights are "of critical strategic and security importance to the State of Israel" and to "regional security." His decision will be seen as a diplomatic coup for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

    After 52 years it is time for the United States to fully recognize Israel’s Sovereignty over the Golan Heights, which is of critical strategic and security importance to the State of Israel and Regional Stability!
    — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 21, 2019

The move comes after the US State Department dropped the word "occupied" in relation to the Golan Heights in its annual human rights report for 2018, published last week. Responding on Twitter, Netanyahu thanked Trump for "boldly recognizing" Israel's sovereignty over the land.

    At a time when Iran seeks to use Syria as a platform to destroy Israel, President Trump boldly recognizes Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Heights. Thank you President Trump! @realDonaldTrump
    — Benjamin Netanyahu (@netanyahu) March 21, 2019

Netanyahu had previously urged top US officials to make the declaration and he is expected to meet with Trump at the White House in the coming days.

https://www.rt.com/news/454428-us-israel-golan-recognize/

There's Oil in them their Heights

Oil profits grease Trump administration’s move to recognize Israeli annexation of Golan 

Last year, Israel’s Intelligence Minister Israel Katz told Reuters in an exclusive interview that he was confident the Trump administration was ready to make a declaration on Golan in his country’s favor. “I reckon there is great ripeness and a high probability this will happen,” said Katz, adding that the move would be within the “next year.” His interview with Reuters was in May, some 10 months ago.

Earlier this month, US Senator Lindsey Graham, who is close to the Trump administration, went on a tour of the Golan accompanied by Netanyahu. Following the tour, Graham told media reporters he would be pushing for Washington to recognize Golan as under Israeli sovereignty.

For the White House to change tack on the Golan would certainly mark another controversial – not to say illegal – departure from international consensus. A UN Security Council resolution in 1981, including a vote from the US, unanimously condemned the Israeli annexation of Golan and called for the area to be eventually returned to Syria.

However, the Trump administration has shown a zealous willingness to appease Israeli demands at every turn. This is no doubt due in part to the multi-million-dollar donations to the Trump election campaign by Jewish billionaire casino mogul Sheldon Adelson.

Perhaps even more pivotal is the lucrative matter of giant oil reserves reckoned to be under the Golan rocks, as reported previously by Whitney Webb. US oil company Genie, through its Israeli subsidiary, was given exclusive exploration rights to drill the occupied territory by the Netanyahu government in April 2013. Two years later, a major oil discovery was made.

https://www.rt.com/op-ed/454231-golan-heights-oil-recognise/

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« Reply #5470 on: March 22, 2019, 04:45:40 AM »
 Pompeo says Hezbollah, Hamas and Houthis present risks to Middle East stability
Published time: 21 Mar, 2019

In public remarks at the meeting, Pompeo said: “They are determined to wipe this country off the face of the planet and we have a moral obligation and a political one to prevent that from happening. You should know that the US is prepared to do that.” The US top diplomat’s visit to Jerusalem is widely seen in Israel as a boost for Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu just three weeks before a closely contested Israeli election, Reuters said.

https://www.rt.com/newsline/454412-pompeo-hezbollah-hamas-houthis/

Whilst all the sane people in the world and Hezbollah, Hamas and Houthis says the USA and Israel are and have always presented dire risks to Middle East Stability.... not mention people's very lives!

Yadda yadda yadda tick tick tick
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« Reply #5471 on: March 23, 2019, 06:16:56 AM »
Mueller done, no more indictments. Jared, Ivanka, Don (sr and jr) and the rest walk. Of course, expecting the guy  who did the bulger coverup to actually do anything embarassing always was a losing game. Sorta like waiting for Holder to indict torturers. 

Like the bookie at the bar sez: the fone call came down, the fix went in, long b4 the game started.

https://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/1970/01/19/one-lingering-question-for-fbi-director-robert-mueller/613uW0MR7czurRn7M4BG2J/story.html

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2012/aug/31/obama-justice-department-immunity-bush-cia-torturer

https://www.politico.com/story/2019/03/22/trump-mueller-report-complete-1230491

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« Reply #5472 on: March 23, 2019, 06:17:03 PM »
???

Obviously, no more indictments are going to come directly from Mueller, since his report is done. But lots of other spin offs are going to continue.

Talk about buying into the media hype...sheesh!
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« Reply #5473 on: March 24, 2019, 06:06:40 AM »
Obviously, no more indictments are going to come directly from Mueller, since his report is done. But lots of other spin offs are going to continue.

Talk about buying into the media hype...sheesh!

Hi wili. Yeah, gotta watch that "media hype" for sure. :)

The New York Times from May 2017 and it says:
"Robert Mueller the third, former FBI director, (appointed) Special Counsel on Wednesday to
oversee the investigation into ties between President Trump's campaign and Russian officials."


That's what it's about. That's right, for the New York Times that's what this was about.

Nothing else!

Not financial crimes or hey Manafort didn't declare he was a foreign agent.  Those are incidentals of little importance to Mueller's Report is about HIS Investigation into ties between President Trump's campaign and Russian officials.

What were you saying about "not buying into the media hype"? (smile)

Maybe I should RE-Post some of AbruptSLR's and Buddy's Posts to remind people what that there HYPE involved and who was pushing it?  ;D
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« Reply #5474 on: March 24, 2019, 06:15:38 AM »
More from Greewald:

"U.S. discourse has been drowned for two and a half years with the conspiratorial, unhinged, but highly inflammatory and unhinged idiocy playing games with two nuclear-armed powers because of anger over the 2016 election."

Jimmy:

Now I've been accused of having anger issues at the show but I didn't let my anger issues and my anger for Donald Trump rob me of my critical thinking skills and then turn my show into a shit show of conspiracy theories.


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« Reply #5475 on: March 24, 2019, 06:47:39 AM »
"Talking points distributed by the Republican National Committee encouraged Trump's allies to stress that "after two years, millions of taxpayer dollars, and multiple congressional investigations confirming there was no collusion, it's good this report has finally concluded." "


So nice to see that some here are staying so well on script! :)

https://www.cnn.com/2019/03/23/politics/donald-trump-mar-a-lago-robert-mueller/index.html
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« Reply #5476 on: March 24, 2019, 08:56:04 AM »
"Talking points distributed by the Republican National Committee encouraged Trump's allies to stress that "after two years, millions of taxpayer dollars, and multiple congressional investigations confirming there was no collusion, it's good this report has finally concluded." "


So nice to see that some here are staying so well on script! :)

https://www.cnn.com/2019/03/23/politics/donald-trump-mar-a-lago-robert-mueller/index.html

What ridiculous nonsense which has never happened.

(shaking my head in disbelief) 


After two years of investigation, Mueller’s report “did not establish that members of the Trump campaign conspired or coordinated with the Russian government in its election interference activities,” AG Barr wrote.

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