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  1. #301
    Enrico Ivanov ☦‏ @Russ_Warrior
    Russia to double global food exports, ready to replace US agricultural products in China (aka US soybean market is nvr 'coming back')
    https://www.rt.com/business/461297-r...exports-china/



    https://twitter.com/zerohedge/status...43846550798336


    https://twitter.com/Ruptly/status/1136674610693386240
    Last edited by goldenequity; 06-07-2019 at 07:15 AM.



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  3. #302
    RUSSIAN SHIP URGENTLY MANEUVERED IN EAST CHINA SEA TO PREVENT COLLISION WITH U.S. CRUISER - PACIFIC FLEET

    US and Russian warships nearly collide in the Pacific
    https://www.cnn.com/2019/06/07/polit...ntl/index.html




    US Navy releases video



    https://www.reuters.com/article/us-u...-idUSKCN1T80LR
    Last edited by goldenequity; 06-07-2019 at 07:34 AM.

  4. #303
    Enrico Ivanov @Russ_Warrior
    The US is destroying the free market and the role of dollar as main reserve currency by attacking companies that are winning the commercial and technological competition in their respective fields (Gazprom's NS2 and Huawei's 5G).
    #SPIEF2019



    https://twitter.com/Russ_Warrior/sta...50137665114117



    Moar Heaping Thug News 4 U.... always fresh. never frozen.



    https://twitter.com/Ruptly/status/1137047245709348865
    Last edited by goldenequity; 06-07-2019 at 12:21 PM.

  5. #304
    Quote Originally Posted by goldenequity View Post
    US out of Incirlik in 3-2-1.....
    GOOD!
    Never attempt to teach a pig to sing; it wastes your time and annoys the pig.

    Robert Heinlein

    Give a man an inch and right away he thinks he's a ruler

    Groucho Marx

    I love mankind…it’s people I can’t stand.

    Linus, from the Peanuts comic

    You cannot have liberty without morality and morality without faith

    Alexis de Torqueville

    Those who fail to learn from the past are condemned to repeat it.
    Those who learn from the past are condemned to watch everybody else repeat it

    A Zero Hedge comment



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  7. #305
    Quote Originally Posted by goldenequity View Post



    https://twitter.com/Ruptly/status/1137047245709348865
    Old video?

    https://twitter.com/nehdah/status/1137094131417673728

    Never attempt to teach a pig to sing; it wastes your time and annoys the pig.

    Robert Heinlein

    Give a man an inch and right away he thinks he's a ruler

    Groucho Marx

    I love mankind…it’s people I can’t stand.

    Linus, from the Peanuts comic

    You cannot have liberty without morality and morality without faith

    Alexis de Torqueville

    Those who fail to learn from the past are condemned to repeat it.
    Those who learn from the past are condemned to watch everybody else repeat it

    A Zero Hedge comment

  8. #306
    Quote Originally Posted by Swordsmyth View Post
    Old video?
    Last edited by goldenequity; 06-07-2019 at 07:15 PM.

  9. #307
    ===== @Swordsmyth
    there may be more to it? idk

    I can handle HONEST mistakes. no biggie.

    Aye, no problems with mistakes. But where was Assange in 2017?
    Closed in Ecuadorian embassy (since 2012).
    The video is not from embassy, that's for sure.
    So
    it means the time stamp is incorrect.

    Either
    the footage is way before 2012 (not sure right now if Assange was jailed in Sweden for example)
    or
    it is recent.
    Last edited by goldenequity; 06-08-2019 at 03:58 PM.

  10. #308
    Quote Originally Posted by goldenequity View Post
    ===== @Swordsmyth
    there may be more to it? idk
    Something strange going on.
    Never attempt to teach a pig to sing; it wastes your time and annoys the pig.

    Robert Heinlein

    Give a man an inch and right away he thinks he's a ruler

    Groucho Marx

    I love mankind…it’s people I can’t stand.

    Linus, from the Peanuts comic

    You cannot have liberty without morality and morality without faith

    Alexis de Torqueville

    Those who fail to learn from the past are condemned to repeat it.
    Those who learn from the past are condemned to watch everybody else repeat it

    A Zero Hedge comment

  11. #309
    how do two ships nearly collide in the ocean? it's literally nothing for hundreds and thousands of miles. Like 2 cars crashing in a desert
    A savage barbaric tribal society where thugs parade the streets and illegally assault and murder innocent civilians, yeah that is the alternative to having police. Oh wait, that is the police

    We cannot defend freedom abroad by deserting it at home.
    - Edward R. Murrow

    ...I think we have moral obligations to disobey unjust laws, because non-cooperation with evil is as much as a moral obligation as cooperation with good. - MLK Jr.

    How to trigger a liberal: "I didn't get vaccinated."

  12. #310

    my antennae are twitching... this pair of globalist bootlickers are following 'orders'. eeyup.



    Macri and Bolsonaro plans create an Euro-like common currency for Brazil and Argentina, called Peso Real, to be adopted by all Mercosur members
    https://www.clarin.com/economia/arge...tqwoORcNL.html


    A Common Brazil-Argentina Currency? A 'Distant Mirage' For Now
    https://www.bloomberg.com/news/artic...mirage-for-now



    this is 'step one' in dissolving sovereignty...
    countdown to 'unified' Mercosur 'military' in 3-2-1....

  13. #311
    Don't Forget them...


    https://twitter.com/SomersetBean/sta...79237397848064



    https://twitter.com/For2000years/sta...06356732334080



    https://twitter.com/Ian56789/status/1137072717176430594

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    https://twitter.com/DanielLMcAdams/s...19872153210880
    Last edited by goldenequity; 06-08-2019 at 04:10 AM.

  14. #312

    https://twitter.com/joshua_landis/st...24645106032641

    what could go wrong?



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  16. #313
    Quote Originally Posted by goldenequity View Post

    my antennae are twitching... this pair of globalist bootlickers are following 'orders'. eeyup.



    Macri and Bolsonaro plans create an Euro-like common currency for Brazil and Argentina, called Peso Real, to be adopted by all Mercosur members
    https://www.clarin.com/economia/arge...tqwoORcNL.html


    A Common Brazil-Argentina Currency? A 'Distant Mirage' For Now
    https://www.bloomberg.com/news/artic...mirage-for-now



    this is 'step one' in dissolving sovereignty...
    countdown to 'unified' Mercosur 'military' in 3-2-1....
    That's NOT good and I didn't expect this from Bolsonaro but I still think he was the least bad option for Brazil.
    Never attempt to teach a pig to sing; it wastes your time and annoys the pig.

    Robert Heinlein

    Give a man an inch and right away he thinks he's a ruler

    Groucho Marx

    I love mankind…it’s people I can’t stand.

    Linus, from the Peanuts comic

    You cannot have liberty without morality and morality without faith

    Alexis de Torqueville

    Those who fail to learn from the past are condemned to repeat it.
    Those who learn from the past are condemned to watch everybody else repeat it

    A Zero Hedge comment

  17. #314
    Quote Originally Posted by goldenequity View Post
    Don't Forget them...


    https://twitter.com/SomersetBean/sta...79237397848064
    Never attempt to teach a pig to sing; it wastes your time and annoys the pig.

    Robert Heinlein

    Give a man an inch and right away he thinks he's a ruler

    Groucho Marx

    I love mankind…it’s people I can’t stand.

    Linus, from the Peanuts comic

    You cannot have liberty without morality and morality without faith

    Alexis de Torqueville

    Those who fail to learn from the past are condemned to repeat it.
    Those who learn from the past are condemned to watch everybody else repeat it

    A Zero Hedge comment

  18. #315
    UKUS
    The United States government formally submitted an extradition request against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to the United Kingdom.
    https://www.telesurenglish.net/news/...0610-0017.html



    Operation Car Wash
    Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva’s imprisonment
    https://theintercept.com/2019/06/11/...tion-car-wash/

    forced him out of the 2018 Brazilian presidential race, which he was widely expected to win. This paved the way for Jair Bolsonaro.

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    Russian Market
    MULVANEY: WHITE HOUSE IS PLANNING FOR TRUMP-XI MEETING AT G20

    Medvedev speaks of trade, economic tyranny of certain countries, opposes new 'Berlin Walls'
    Interfax

    amin dada
    Trump threatens to put EUR on list of manipulated currencies



    Enrico Ivanov
    India likely to join China-Russia call for new trading system on SCO sidelines.
    https://economictimes.indiatimes.com...w/69719295.cms

    "India is likely to join China and Russia in voicing reservations about US trade protectionism at the SCO summit in Bishkek this week, which will mark prime minister Narendra Modi’s maiden foreign outreach beyond South Asia in his second term."



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    AFP news agency
    BREAKING Trump says he received a 'beautiful letter' from North Korea's Kim



    Russian Market
    Trump says Kim has kept his word, there is no nuclear testing or long range missiles



    https://twitter.com/georgegalloway/s...66396096376834




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    LINDSAY GRAHAM BACKS PALESTINIAN STATE
    https://www.mcclatchydc.com/news/pol...231413548.html


    Graham won’t back off Mideast ‘two-state solution’ despite Israeli pressure
    (good cop. bad cop. psy op. don't be confused... it's like competing mafias; competing 'agendas' flourish within various global thug criminal networks. INSIDE the White House it's: Israel v Pentagon v CIA. eeyup. )



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    Rotten to the fuCcking core
    Oxfam: Haiti
    Oxfam charity child sexual abuse scandal: Investigation findings into charity released today
    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...dal-finds.html


    Oxfam failed to investigate the sexual abuse of children as young as 12 by its workers and 'lost sight of its own values'

    The 142-page report, which involved 34 interviews and around 7,000 pieces of evidence, also revealed that:

    The charity failed to heed warnings - including from its own staff - that its culture and response to keeping people safe was inadequate;
    There were 'systematic weaknesses' in its attitude to safeguarding including on vetting, referencing, recruitment and induction;
    There was no up-to-date safeguarding strategy in place as recently as 2018;
    There was a failure to consistently hold people to account for poor behaviour and to ensure robust and consistent action was taken;
    A culture of tolerance of poor behaviour was likely to have resulted in putting victims off speaking up.


    The Vatican has released an official document which had called transgenderism a bid to 'annihilate nature'.
    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...e-genders.html


    The text called 'Male And Female He Created Them' has also said that people can't choose or change their genders and insists on the sexual 'complementarity' of men and women to make babies.

    Pope Francis has repeatedly argued that people cannot choose their genders.

    The publication of the documents comes during LGBT Pride Month and was quickly denounced by LGBT Catholics as contributing to bigotry and violence against gay and transgender people.



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    Russia views Helsinki 2 idea as phantom, plans to ensure security via all available means - Ryabkov
    Interfax


    Russian Su-27 intercepts #US and Swedish spy planes
    https://aml.ink/3nC0Q





    LAVROV: IT IS NECESSARY FOR RUSSIA AND U.S. TO ADOPT A STATEMENT AT HIGHEST LEVEL ON UNACCEPTABILITY OF NUCLEAR WAR
    Interfax




    https://twitter.com/flyer4life/statu...37046664290306

  19. #316

  20. #317
    Praise the lord. what a guy.


    https://twitter.com/Reuters/status/1141017482691567617

    Sudanese fodder for Yemen. free plane ride.



    Ragıp Soylu
    @ragipsoylu
    One can wonder, why Trump makes these favours to Saudi Arabia?
    US turned a blind eye to Saudi execution of Khashoggi
    Bypassed Congress to approve $8 billion arms sale to Riyadh
    Excluded Saudis from US child soldiers list
    Didn’t condemn mass dissident executions
    AND
    PERSONALLY vetoed Yemenii Arms Halt bill.
    Last edited by goldenequity; 06-18-2019 at 08:23 PM.

  21. #318

    https://twitter.com/France24_en/stat...98075828248577

    The 101-page report is the culmination of months of investigation by human rights expert Agnes Callamard...
    calls on U.N. bodies or Secretary-General Antonio Guterres to "demand" a follow-up criminal investigation.

    UN Report Says "Credible Evidence" Saudi Crown Prince Is Criminally Liable for Khashoggi Murder
    https://slate.com/news-and-politics/...gi-murder.html

    'Credible evidence' linking Saudi crown prince to Khashoggi murder: UN expert
    https://news.yahoo.com/credible-evid...115435519.html

    'Credible evidence' that Saudi prince was behind Khashoggi murder
    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...is-murder.html

    Khashoggi killing: 'Credible evidence' linking MBS to murder - UN
    https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2019/...100354253.html

    UN Expert Finds 'Credible Evidence' of Saudi Prince Role in Khashoggi
    https://www.bloomberg.com/news/artic...hashoggi-death

  22. #319
    Ron Paul @ronpaul
    22 min.
    Executive Over-Reach: Pompeo Dismisses Congress In Push for Iran War - don't miss today's Liberty Report:








    U.S. WITHDRAWAL FROM INF TREATY COULD LEAD TO RETURN OF ERA OF USSR-U.S. NUCLEAR CONFRONTATION - RUSSIAN SECURITY COUNCIL
    U.S. avoiding strategic security discussion with Russia - Ryabkov
    RYABKOV, IN COMMENTING ON PENTAGON'S ANNOUNCED PLANS TO DEVELOP LOW-YIELD NUCLEAR WARHEADS: RUSSIA IS CONCERNED ABOUT LINE PURSUED BY U.S
    RYABKOV: RUSSIA'S CALLS TO U.S. TO DISCUSS UNACCEPTABILITY OF WAGING NUCLEAR WAR ARE NOT GETTING PROPER RESPONSE
    MOSCOW CALLS ON WASHINGTON TO URGENTLY LAUNCH FULL-FORMAT NEGOTIATIONS ON NEW START TREATY - RUSSIAN SECURITY COUNCIL
    Interfax




    The Trump-Bolton Duo Is Just Like the Bush-Cheney Duo: Warmongers Using Lies to Start Illegal Wars
    https://southfront.org/the-trump-bol...-illegal-wars/
    Last edited by goldenequity; 06-19-2019 at 04:03 PM.

  23. #320
    Quote Originally Posted by goldenequity View Post

    https://twitter.com/France24_en/stat...98075828248577

    The 101-page report is the culmination of months of investigation by human rights expert Agnes Callamard...
    calls on U.N. bodies or Secretary-General Antonio Guterres to "demand" a follow-up criminal investigation.

    UN Report Says "Credible Evidence" Saudi Crown Prince Is Criminally Liable for Khashoggi Murder
    https://slate.com/news-and-politics/...gi-murder.html

    'Credible evidence' linking Saudi crown prince to Khashoggi murder: UN expert
    https://news.yahoo.com/credible-evid...115435519.html

    'Credible evidence' that Saudi prince was behind Khashoggi murder
    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...is-murder.html

    Khashoggi killing: 'Credible evidence' linking MBS to murder - UN
    https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2019/...100354253.html

    UN Expert Finds 'Credible Evidence' of Saudi Prince Role in Khashoggi
    https://www.bloomberg.com/news/artic...hashoggi-death
    I'd like some evidence that he actually died.
    Never attempt to teach a pig to sing; it wastes your time and annoys the pig.

    Robert Heinlein

    Give a man an inch and right away he thinks he's a ruler

    Groucho Marx

    I love mankind…it’s people I can’t stand.

    Linus, from the Peanuts comic

    You cannot have liberty without morality and morality without faith

    Alexis de Torqueville

    Those who fail to learn from the past are condemned to repeat it.
    Those who learn from the past are condemned to watch everybody else repeat it

    A Zero Hedge comment



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  25. #321

    https://twitter.com/Ian56789/status/1141444609370992640


    and the Pentagon is worserer.
    Last edited by goldenequity; 06-19-2019 at 10:11 PM.

  26. #322

    https://twitter.com/AdamParkhomenko/...63736546021378
    Last edited by goldenequity; 06-21-2019 at 03:52 PM.

  27. #323
    In Guantánamo Case, U.S. Government Says It Can Indefinitely Detain Anyone — Even U.S. Citizens

    For over 17 years, Moath al-Alwi has been held at Guantánamo Bay without charge. A Yemeni citizen, al-Alwi is one of Guantánamo’s “forever prisoners,” those whom the U.S. government has not charged with a crime but is unwilling to release. On June 10, the Supreme Court declined to hear an appeal in his case, the latest setback in al-Alwi’s long effort to obtain due process rights. Even though the court wouldn’t take al-Alwi up, Justice Stephen G. Breyer wrote that it would only be a matter of time before the court had to grapple with the forever prisoners and the scope of the government’s power to hold them.

    The Supreme Court rejection — and Breyer’s comments — briefly brought al-Alwi’s case back to national attention. Little noted, however, were the eyebrow-raising assertions that the government has made in this case about its powers to indefinitely detain not just al-Alwi, but anyone — including U.S. citizens.

    “There is no bar to this Nation’s holding one of its own citizens as an enemy combatant.”

    In a filing with the Supreme Court this April, lawyers for the Justice Department argued that the United States can continue to hold al-Alwi without charging him, an argument that they haven’t made since the era of President George W. Bush. The lawyers also went out of their way to stress that even if he were a U.S. citizen, they would have the power to detain him indefinitely.

    “There is no bar to this Nation’s holding one of its own citizens as an enemy combatant,” the filing read. Were al-Alwi a citizen, they argued, he “would pose the same threat of returning to the front during the ongoing conflict.” There were no “constitutional questions” raised by this hypothetical, they maintained.

    The continued detention of al-Alwi has been justified by the government under the 2001 Authorization for Use of Military Force, a law passed in the days after 9/11. That AUMF entered the country into a state of war that seems to have no particular endpoint. It has also allowed the creation of a permanent state of legal exception that opens the door to practices like indefinite detention without trial. These legal powers are now being asserted by government lawyers almost 18 years after the law was passed to ensure that they extend even to Americans potentially detained as enemy combatants in the future.

    “Detention without charge under the laws of war is meant to be finite, temporary, and exceptional — but that exception is becoming the rule. We’re now talking about a claim that detention can last potentially for life,” said Pardiss Kebriaei, an attorney at the Center for Constitutional Rights, a legal advocacy organization. Kebriaei has represented Guantánamo detainees in the past, including men now released from the prison. She argues that the ongoing detention of most prisoners — there are 40 still at Guantánamo — has little to do with security concerns.

    “The idea that lifelong imprisonment of detainees is strictly necessary for U.S. national security, that there is no other way but imprisonment to mitigate any risk, is a farce,” said Kebriaei. “It continues to be sanctioned in part because the public cannot see for themselves the senselessness of continuing to hold these detainees. Five of them have been cleared for transfer by the government itself. Others are sick, aging, changed people who are close to two decades removed from the actions the government has used to justify their detentions.”

    In the same filing in which the U.S. government reserved the right to indefinite detention, government lawyers also asserted that were al-Alwi caught in Afghanistan today, he could be held elsewhere — a reference, al-Alwi’s lawyer’s say, to rendition, the practice of covertly moving detainees across international borders, often to countries where they are at risk of maltreatment. In the April filing, government lawyers said that current legal agreements did “not deprive the United States of the authority to detain petitioner elsewhere.”


    Moath al-Alwi’s three-masted cardboard ship is displayed at CUNY’s John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York, on Nov. 22, 2017, as part of an exhibit of works made by Guantánamo detainees.

    Photo: Timothy A. Clary/AFP/Getty Images

    Imprisoned in his mid-20s, al-Alwi is now over 40 years old. During his time in Guantánamo, he has protested his detention by various means, including yearslong periods when he refused food and was subjected to painful force-feeding procedures. At one point during a hunger strike, his weight dropped to less than 100 pounds. More recently, he has begun making artwork, some of which was recently displayed at an event at the City University of New York School of Law. The government had previously tried to prevent the release of his art, which includes several model ships he built at Guantánamo using cardboard, plastic bottle caps, and other reclaimed or discarded materials.

    “Even if you only care about U.S. citizens, then you should be very alarmed about what is being done to Moath.”

    “Moath has been struggling against the injustice of his imprisonment at Guantánamo without charge or fair process for over 17 years,” said Ramzi Kassem, a professor at CUNY School of Law who represents al-Alwi along with a group of students through the school’s Immigrant and Non-Citizen Rights Clinic. “He has done that against all odds, most recently by expressing his thirst for freedom through his virtuosic ship models and in his other artwork, which the Department of Defense tried to censor.”

    https://theintercept.com/2019/06/21/...ite-detention/
    Quote Originally Posted by Swordsmyth View Post
    You only show up to attack Trump when he is wrong
    DACA S**thole Dreamers - Make America Great Again?

  28. #324
    US NED-Funded Meddling Exposed in The Philippines

    June 22, 2019 (Joseph Thomas - NEO) - With little else to offer the nations of Southeast Asia, the US has opted instead to wield the familiar and well-honed weapon of political subversion to peel potential partners away from Beijing in Washington's continued bid to rescue its waning primacy in Asia-Pacific.

    The most recent manifestation of this can be seen in the Philippines where Manila has accused media front Rappler, founded by long-time CNN bureau chief Maria Ressa, and others of representing foreign interests and conspiring with foreign intelligence agencies in direct violation of the nation's constitution.

    The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) in its defense of Rappler would claim:

    First were the politically motivated state charges that funding provided to the news website Rappler by a U.S. philanthropic foundation represented a violation of constitutional provisions barring foreign control or ownership of Philippine media.


    Then came government allegations in April that journalists from independent media groups, including Rappler, the independent media organization VERA Files, and the non-profit Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism, were involved in a conspiracy to discredit and oust President Rodrigo Duterte's elected government. All four outlets issued statements denying the allegation.

    Now, a pro-government media campaign claims that the same independent news outlets and the Philippine press freedom group Center for Media Freedom and Responsibility are in the pay of the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), a potential criminal offense under local law.

    The CPJ notes that all of the accused groups are openly and admittedly funded by the US government via the National Endowment for Democracy (NED). The CPJ admits (my emphasis):

    All four outlets receive substantial grants from the NED.
    Funded largely by Congress, NED was founded in the early 1980s as a way for the U.S. to openly promote democracy worldwide by providing annual grants to non-governmental groups, according to its website.

    The CPJ categorically fails to challenge what are the NED's own assertions that it is merely "promoting democracy worldwide."

    NED: The Public Face of (Often Violent) US Regime Change

    The NED's board of directors includes individuals openly involved in US-backed regime change including in Iraq, Ukraine and ongoing US regime change efforts in Venezuela.

    Board members including Francis Fukuyama and Elliott Abrams openly advocated the US invasion of Iraq in 2003 in which the government in Baghdad was toppled and its senior leadership murdered based entirely on now verified lies regarding supposed "weapons of mass destruction."

    Elliott Abrams is listed on the NED's website as "On Leave," having been appointed as a US special envoy for Venezuela amid ongoing efforts to overthrow the government there.

    The Guardian in an article titled, "US diplomat convicted over Iran-Contra appointed special envoy for Venezuela: Elliott Abrams, who was linked to failed coup against Chávez, to join Pompeo to urge security council to recognize Guaidó as head," would report:

    Elliott Abrams was appointed US special envoy for Venezuela on Friday, as Donald Trump’s administration and European leaders on Saturday further increase the pressure on the socialist president, Nicolás Maduro, to step aside from leading the country he has taken into a deepening crisis.

    Abrams will accompany the US secretary of state, Mike Pompeo, to a meeting of the UN security council in New York on Saturday, during which Pompeo will urge members to join the US in declaring Venezuela’s opposition leader Juan Guaidó as the legitimate head of state.

    The Guardian also notes:

    Abrams is widely remembered in Central America, but particularly from his time in the Reagan administration, when he tried to whitewash a massacre of a thousand men, women and children by US-funded death squads in El Salvador, when he was assistant secretary of state for human rights.

    Other NED directors include Victoria Nuland who played a key role in leading US regime change efforts in Ukraine in 2014.

    ............
    Fronts like Rappler serve as a propaganda "sword" while the CPJ exists as a "shield" to block efforts by targeted nations to defend themselves.

    The CPJ in its 2018 annual report (.pdf) is admittedly funded by corporate foundations like convicted financial criminal George Soros' Open Society Foundation, US corporations like pharmaceutical giant Pfizer and tech giants Twitter, Microsoft and Yahoo, financial institutions like Mastercard and Morgan Stanley and mainstays of Western media including Reuters, Vice, NPR, PBS, Time, the Washington Post, the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal and NBC.

    Many of these interests funding the CPJ are involved in activities at the NED. Anne Applebaum, for example, is a senior columnist at the above mentioned Washington Post and serves as an NED director.

    The CPJ's defence of Rappler continues, claiming:

    Manila Times columnist Yen Makabenta, in an April 30 op-ed, called for the enactment of a foreign agents registration law to "tame in a hurry the intrusive criticism and interference in national affairs by these foreign-funded [media] organizations, whose activities are subversive by design." Makabenta continued, "Indeed, if they are working for a group like the CIA, they could be working to change the government."

    CPJ has chronicled how governments, including in Russia and China, have passed laws that require bloggers, journalists and civil society members to register as foreign agents in moves that threaten to obstruct the free flow of information, including over social media. Makabenta's op-ed suggested the Philippines should implement similar legislation.

    The U.S. government has denied the CIA is involved in any destabilization plot against Duterte. The U.S. ambassador responded to the claims by saying, "There is absolutely no effort by the CIA to undermine the Philippines leadership," according to reports.

    Makabenta's fears are well-founded.

    Even at a glance the NED's board of directors reflects the organisation's role in fueling regime change worldwide. NED-funded media fronts are demonstrably biased and transparent in their efforts to undermine targeted governments and to promote US-favoured politicians, political parties and opposition groups.

    The Philippines' Punishment for Building Bridges with Beijing

    Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has demonstrated a pattern of disobedience toward Washington, having previously threatened to expel US forces from Philippine territory, building closer ties with Beijing and even excluding Washington from bilateral talks held with Beijing seeking solutions to disputes over the South China Sea.

    For all of these reasons and more, President Duterte and others throughout the Philippines' establishment have become targets of US-backed subversion, the public face of which being NED-funded media fronts like Rappler.

    A similar pattern can be seen throughout Southeast Asia with NED-funded fronts like Prachatai, iLaw, Isaan Record and Benar News targeting the current Thai government headed by a Beijing-friendly military-led faction that twice ousted US proxy Thaksin Shinawatra and his political allies from power.

    It is difficult to say how long organisations like the CPJ can continue successfully defending fronts like Rappler under the guise of defending "press freedom." Only the CPJ's intentional omission of facts like the nature of the NED's board of directors and its extensive history of regime change allows the CPJ to portray its defense of Rappler and others taking NED funds as credible.

    Were the CPJ truly dedicated to defending press freedom it would note the danger of foreign-funded sedition dressed up as journalism and alert the public to how this above all else threatens to undermine a free press. Instead, the CPJ defends this abuse, thus ironically undermining genuine press freedom in the process.

    Should the Philippines enact an effective foreign agents registration law, other nations in the region might follow, delivering a severe blow to US meddling and pose as a further setback to US ambitions to reassert itself vis-à-vis China.

    With the US unable to compete with China's infrastructure-centred regional partnerships, and even lagging behind in the sale of military hardware, security partnerships and investments, political subversion is the last tool on offer. But maybe taking this last tool away from Washington could be a blessing in disguise. Without it, perhaps Washington will reevaluate other, more constructive methods of engaging with Asia-Pacific (and the rest of the world) based on mutual respect and benefits and above all, upon the primacy of national sovereignty.

    http://landdestroyer.blogspot.com/20...xposed-in.html
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  29. #325
    excellent article thanx ron.
    The NED I've long known about.

    The funding/backing of this Committee to Protect Journalists as 'backstop' for the subversive NGO 'front' orgs posing as 'Media' reads like a global/Corporate rogues gallery.
    The CPJ in its 2018 annual report (.pdf) is admittedly funded by corporate foundations like convicted financial criminal George Soros' Open Society Foundation, US corporations like pharmaceutical giant Pfizer and tech giants Twitter, Microsoft and Yahoo, financial institutions like Mastercard and Morgan Stanley and mainstays of Western media including Reuters, Vice, NPR, PBS, Time, the Washington Post, the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal and NBC.
    The Philippines have to sharpen their laws MAKE them 'expose' themselves; aka REGISTER.

    Should the Philippines enact an effective foreign agents registration law, other nations in the region might follow, delivering a severe blow to US meddling and pose as a further setback to US ambitions to reassert itself vis-à-vis China.

    With the US unable to compete with China's infrastructure-centred regional partnerships, and even lagging behind in the sale of military hardware, security partnerships and investments, political subversion is the last tool on offer. But maybe taking this last tool away from Washington could be a blessing in disguise. Without it, perhaps Washington will reevaluate other, more constructive methods of engaging with Asia-Pacific (and the rest of the world) based on mutual respect and benefits and above all, upon the primacy of national sovereignty.
    good stuff.
    Last edited by goldenequity; 06-23-2019 at 10:52 AM.

  30. #326

    https://twitter.com/EmbassyofRussia/...47196706201600



    https://twitter.com/SputnikInt/statu...28087818915840



    https://twitter.com/ABC/status/1143560970356183040



    https://twitter.com/Filomen03258997/...24915612000256



    https://twitter.com/sahouraxo/status...37558523568129


    Guy Elster‏@guyelster
    BREAKING Former Israel PM Ehud Barak announced on forming of a new party for the upcoming elections, says his goal is to "topple Netanyahu regime"





    https://twitter.com/nowthisnews/status/1143608047182524417



    https://twitter.com/RT_com/status/1143579612842098688



    https://twitter.com/RTUKnews/status/1143884116548620289



    https://twitter.com/Ozkok_A/status/1143583096064925697



    https://twitter.com/Ruptly/status/1143580113411477504



    https://twitter.com/Ian56789/status/1143612692932042760


    Australia to build port expressly for US Marines, to stir up conflict in the Western Pacific.
    N.B. China is Australia's largest export market
    https://www.asiatimes.com/2019/06/ar...or-us-marines/




    https://twitter.com/eha_news/status/1143614949119447042



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    Guy Elster‏@guyelster
    ►BREAKING Trump says any US war with Iran would not last long

    Guy Elster‏@guyelster
    ►BREAKING Trump says no "boots on the ground" in any attack on Iran



    https://twitter.com/guyelster/status...44606623928320



    https://twitter.com/Ian56789/status/1143591117771935745





    https://twitter.com/chelmex/status/1143618466961854464


    Sputnik‏@SputnikInt
    URGENT: @realDonaldTrump: US will impose 'substantial additional tariffs' on China unless trade deal reached
    http://sptnkne.ws/mKmg




    https://twitter.com/EconGeopolTech/s...09001491554309
    Last edited by goldenequity; 06-27-2019 at 05:30 AM.

  31. #327

    Exclamation Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman & US diplomatic officials

    Not a Portuguese mechanic anymore! Hillary & Obama's war in Libya continues, under new management. It kinda seems like the USA is backing both sides?

    ‘Mercenary’ pilot captured by Libya’s Haftar forces identified as a US Air Force vet after release


    Jamie Sponaugle during interregation. Screenshot from footage released by the LNA.

    A fighter jet pilot who was shot down and captured by the forces of one of Libya’s rival governments was revealed to be a US Air Force veteran. The US media identified Jamie Sponaugle after his Saudi-facilitated release.

    Sponaugle was captured by the Libyan National Army (LNA), the military force loyal to Gen. Khalifa Haftar, allegedly after his Mirage F1 was shot down near capital Tripoli on May 7. The LNA said the man was conducting bombing raids against its troops on behalf of Libya’s internationally-recognized Government of National Accord (GNA) and accused him of being a mercenary. The true identity of the pilot, who was previously reported as a Portuguese national, was first broken by the Washington Post and later confirmed by CNN.

    Images of a bloodied Sponaugle were released by the LNA shortly after his capture, but at the time he was called a Portuguese national, named Jimmy Rees.

    According to the Post, Sponaugle enlisted as an airman in 2006 and worked as a mechanic until 2013. He then served in the Florida Air National Guard before retiring in late 2016. The newspaper says he didn’t have pilot training and that US officials are not sure what he was doing in Libya.

    Sponaugle was released from captivity with the help of Saudi Arabia and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman personally, the report said, stressing that the Saudis did not pay for his release. On Tuesday, the American was flown to Saudi Arabia, where he is to meet US diplomatic officials and undergo medical examinations.

    Task and Purpose gave a somewhat differing service record for Sponaugle, as well as a list of merits that indicates deployments to Iran and South Korea and involvement with the US Air Force’s nuclear deterrence operations.

    Libya remains fractured since the 2011 NATO bombing campaign, which helped anti-government militants oust and kill longtime leader Muammar Gaddafi. Sponaugle was captured amid an offensive operation launched by Haftar’s forces in April. The general said he was trying to free the capital from militias destabilizing the country.

    https://www.rt.com/news/462716-libya...fied-american/
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  32. #328
    FUKUS SABOTAGE just 4 'fun'


    Oil

    sabotage operation targeted an underwater oil pipe near Banias Syria.








    https://twitter.com/WithinSyriaBlog/...02443250634753


    Crops


    https://twitter.com/eha_news/status/1143614949119447042



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  34. #329

    In Israel the Push to Destroy Jerusalem’s Iconic Al-Aqsa Mosque Goes Mainstream
    https://www.mintpressnews.com/israel...temple/259926/


    being targeted for destruction by increasingly influential extremist groups that seek to erase Jerusalem’s Muslim heritage
    in pursuit of colonial ambitions and self-fulfillment of end-times prophecy.

    Pushback
    Israel protests Chilean president's visit to Asqa mosque compound
    https://www.alaraby.co.uk/english/ne...osque-compound



    Pinera, on a visit to Israel and the occupied West Bank, toured the Al-Aqsa mosque complex on Tuesday,
    with images on social media showing him accompanied by Palestinian officials, including Jerusalem affairs minister Fadi al-Hadami.

    The status of Al-Aqsa, known to Jews as the Temple Mount and located above the Western Wall, is one of the most sensitive issues in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

    According to Foreign Minister Israel Katz, Chilean Ambassador Rodrigo Fernandez was rebuked for Pinera's visit taking place "in violation of the regulations and a prior agreement."





    https://twitter.com/TorahJews/status...68471078273026
    Last edited by goldenequity; 06-27-2019 at 02:56 PM.

  35. #330




    https://twitter.com/AuthenticRabbis/...74278902001664


    Zion Club: Tillerson not in it


    https://twitter.com/John_Hudson/stat...95296534568960






    2021 - the last treaty that exists to regulate nuclear weapons expires.

    Putin's Warning @2:55




    https://twitter.com/Russ_Warrior/sta...98945420722178
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