Saturday, June 30, 2018

                 NEWS SUMMARY AT THIS HOUR



There were demonstrations across the United States Saturday in opposition to immigration policies separating families in detention.  At a protest here in York, Pennsylvania around a hundred people participated with many signs using the word "shame".  President Trump's name was featured prominently on many protest signs across the country in what appear to attempts to hurt Trump and the Republican Party ahead of this fall's mid-term elections.

President Trump, who has issued an executive order to suspend family detention separations, responded on Twitter saying that "When people come into our country illegally, we must IMMEDIATELY escort them back out without going through years of legal maneuvering." 
Trump called current laws 'the dumbest in the world'.  He also gave a political response saying that unlike Democrats, the Republicans want "strong borders" and "no crime".

In Portland, Oregon police revoked a permit for a 150 member Patriot Prayer group march when it came under attack by an Antifa group twice its size, declaring a riot.   Portland Police say they have made arrests but the Patriot Prayer group shouted at Portland police about a lack of protection in the face of the Antifa assault.   The right-leaning group started its rally in a federal plaza and federal law enforcement fired paintballs with pepper spray at the leftists who assaulted with fire crackers, eggs and water bottles.

Italy's Interior Minister Matteo Salvini  has closed his country's ports to boats carrying migrants that are run by Non-Governmental Organizations saying the NGO's are not legitimate and linked to human trafficking.  A Salvini Facebook post proclaimed:  "Halt the mafia of human trafficking: the fewer that depart, the fewer will perish."  

Mexican voters go to the polls in hours to elect candidates for 18-thousand offices led by president.

Polling going into this Sunday's election shows the leading presidential candidate is Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador.   The former Mexico City mayor leads the left-leaning MORENA movement which has brought in other left-wing elements and a small party with roots in Neo-Pentecostal Christianity.

Obrador has been critical of President Trump during the campaign  and has said he will get Trump to 'see reason' if he is elected president.

Inflation in Venezuela has surged to over 40,000 percent.  Johns Hopkins University economics professor Steve Hanke told Reuters Venezuela's inflation rate is now 41,838 percent, a record high.

Hanke has been tracking inflation there for two decades.

In recent days, Vice President Mike Pence has been visiting Latin American countries, urging that the left-wing government of Venezuela be isolated.  Pence included a visit to refugees from the country who fled to Brazil.

One of Pence's stops was Ecuador, where he discussed Julian Assange's status with President Lenin Moreno.  The Wikileaks founder sought refuge at Ecuador's embassy in London more than six years ago in the face of extradition to the United States for publishing embarrassing classified information.

The White House said that Pence and Moreno agreed to remain in 'close coordination' on 'potential next steps moving forward".  Ecuador cut off Asange's internet connection with the outside world in March.

A high court judge in the United Kingdom will be hearing the appeal of activist Tommy Robinson at London's Royal Courts of Justice on July 10th.  Robinson was arrested May 25th for a live stream video report from outside a child sex abuse trial involving Muslim defendants in Leeds.  Robinson got threats when transferred to a new prison with a high Muslim population last month and was forced to ask for solitary confinement.   He now spends 23 and a half hours a day in a cell with a mat on the floor for a bed.

OREGON STANDOFF:  THE HAMMONDS MAY GET PARDON BUT WILL THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT GET OFF THEIR BACKS


"...….They were also required to pay a $400,000 fine for their backburn going onto BLM managed land.   To top that off, they had to agree to give the BLM first right of refusal if they ever sell their land....."


Ammon Bundy-Facebook 6/29/2018


While Oregon ranchers Dwight and Steven may indeed get commutation of their sentences or more from President Trump soon, maybe even this week, the heavy hand of the federal government on the family business threatening its very future looms.

In addition the federal government 's coercion of the family to give the Bureau of Land Management "first right of refusal" if the Hammonds decide to sell their land is still an issue on the table.  There was also a 400-thousand dollar fine imposed when they were convicted.

In order to pay the massive fine, land sale is a distinct possibility for the Hammonds.


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AMMON BUNDY FACEBOOK PAGE


SYRIA UPDATE:  SYRIAN ARMY PRESSES ATTACK IN DERAA REGION, SUNDAY ISRAELI SECURITY CABINET MEETING


Air strikes and ground attacks continued on Saturday in the Deraa region with Syrian army forces making gains to the east and the southeast of Deraa city and also northwest of the city.

The advances on the east side of Deraa city bring Syrian army units to within ten miles or less of the Jordanian border.

The Syrian 4th Armored Division is pressing an attack into the city of Deraa itself backed by Russian air strikes.     Link to:  SOUTHRFRONT: DERAA CITY ATTACK

While there's talk of a reconciliation agreement between the United States backed Free Syrian Army with the Assad regime, the Saudi and Qatari backed Al-Qaeda jihadists are still committed to fighting, along with ISIS units in Deraa and the Israel-Golan Heights bordering Quneitra region to the northwest of Deraa.

Some local areas north of Deraa city have agreed to  reconciliation deals which will lead to deployment of Russian military police and Syrian army units into those locations.

A steady stream of articles were published on the Israeli propaganda-disinformation site "DEBKAfile" Saturday June 30th (the Sabbath day) about swelling refugee counts from the Syrian government offensive (220,000 reported), attacks continuing contrary to cease fire claims and one  entitled "Israel security cabinet to discuss preparations for war"-  Link to:ISRAEL SECURITY CABINET PREPARATIONS FOR WAR

Tonight "Ynetnews" reports that six wounded Syrians, including four children, were transferred to Israeli hospitals for treatment Saturday (June 30th)

Reuters reports that Jordan is providing assistance to refugees stranded on the border with Jordan, refugees that country is not allowing in.  Israel shipped humanitarian aid through the Golan Heights into Syria a day or two ago.


(UPDATED SATURDAY PM)

Friday, June 29, 2018

                   NEWS SUMMARY AT THIS HOUR



President Donald Trump says he will announce his Supreme Court nominee on July 9th, giving the President a week or more to consider who will replace retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy on the high court.   Trump told reporters on Air Force One he had narrowed the choice down to about five candidates, including two women.

Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has told President Trump by phone that Canada had no choice but to impose retaliatory tariffs on steel, aluminum and some consumer goods.    The Canadian government says its prepared to spend two billion dollars to support industries impacted by United States tariffs on Canadian goods.

Comcast customers experienced a major service outage today impacting tens of millions of customers across the country.   Here in southcentral Pennsylvania impact of the service outage was felt during the afternoon hours from 130 to 430pm.  Comcast tweeted Friday evening that it was working to restore service.    Comcast said that a partner company had a fiber cut which it believes impacted Comcast service.

The European Union says its reached agreement on a common policy to deal with migrants entering Europe that will include what are called "secure centers" to house migrants along with attempts to create "migrant centers" outside of Europe where people can apply to enter the EU.   The agreement came after an emergency EU summit in Brussels and on paper it seems to resemble policies adopted by the United States and Australia.

European Union President Donald Tusk is warning the British government that time is running out for an agreement on Brexit.   The EU leader will meet British Prime Minister Theresa May next Friday with many major issues still unresolved.  The EU appears to be squeezing the British government which has many supporters of the EU within its cabinet where there is still no unanimous agreement on the UK's future relationship with the EU.

Alternative for Germany co-leader Alice Weidel is offering the Christian Social Union party a coalition deal in the German state of Bavaria following elections this October.   The CSU is lagging in opinion polls and will probably fall short of a majority in the 180 seat state parliament.   The AFD, with its strong opposition to migrant entry into Germany, is polling at around 13 percent and would be able to provide a substantial number of seats to support a new government if the polling numbers hold.

There are reports that the Syrian government and the jihadist opposition in the southwestern part of the country are about to reach a reconciliation agreement.   This would bring major portions of Syria near the borders of Israel and Jordan under government control.   An agreement would follow days of fighting in the region after the government launched a major offensive backed by Russian air power.

And journalists are honoring their fallen comrades, the five killed at the offices of the "Capital Gazette" newspaper in Annapolis, Maryland when a man opened fire into the building Thursday.   This Sunday's Portland, Oregonian newspaper will include "Honoring the Captial Gazette Continuing Our Mission" on its front page masthead with a ribbon printed in the middle of the phrase.

SYRIA LATEST: SHELTER ATTACK ALLEGED, ISRAELI HUMANITARIAN AID, IS 'CHEMICAL ATTACK' COMING?


"A monitoring group reported that five children were among those who died when aircraft identified as Russian bombed Musayfira, east of the city of Deraa"


BBC story 6/28/2018


"Israel sends 300 tents, 13 tons of food, 15 tons of baby food, 3 pallets of medical equipment and medicine and 30 tons of clothes across the border as 120,000 Sryians flee from the Deraa area....."



"ynetnews.com"  6/29/2018


"Once again the USA has publicly distanced itself from Syrian jihadi rebels against the Assad state.....This sounds familiar.  On March 30, 2017 the US Ambassador to the UN, Nikki Haley, formally and openly abandoned Washington's former aim of overthrowing Assad....Very soon after this change Syrian rebels said that a chemical weapons attack by Syrian air force jets had taken place...…."


Peter Hitchens blog post 6/28/2018



The BBC has published a story of a Russian air strike killing 17 people in a shelter in a city east of Deraa.

Meanwhile, Israel announced an operation conducted overnight Thursday into Friday June 29th that sent humanitarian aid across the border from the Golan into Syria.

It was conducted by the Israel Defense Forces.

Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman emphasized that refugees from the fighting will not be allowed to enter Israel.

The Israel Chief of Staff was reported to be discussing Iran and Syria today with the Chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff, General Joseph Dunford.   General Gaby Eisenkot is visiting Washington. 

Journalist Peter Hitchens noted in a blog post yesterday that the US has again distanced itself from the rebels in Syria like it did before on March 30, 2017 when Nikki Haley made a statement saying the USA was not interested in regime change but this was suddenly followed by an alleged chemical attack on April 4th...…

On the battlefront in the Deraa region Hezbollah media report a hill and an air defense base west of the city of Deraa have been captured by the Syrian Army's 4th Division while gains continue in the countryside to the east of the city.

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BBC CIVILIANS KILLED IN RUSSIAN AIR STRIKE STORY 6/28/2018





YNET NEWS IDF SENDS HUMANITARIAN AID TO SYRIA



PETER HITCHENS-SOME INTERESTING DEVELOPMENTS IN SYRIA AND IN THE INVESTIGATION OF ALLEGED POISON GAS ATTACKS 6/28/2018



SYRIA UPDATE: MILITARY ACTION OVERNIGHT IN SPITE OF 'TRUCE', ISRAELI SITE CLAIMS IRANIAN ROLE


(THE LATEST 830AM EASTERN:  Many opposition units are laying down their arms in a half dozen or more towns in the Daraa countryside accepting the Russian brokered deal and some Syrian soldiers have reached the Jordanian border southeast of Daraa city.   Opposition forces are said to have left the area in some cases.)

There were several airstrikes overnight in the town of Na'eema in the Daraa region with the 12 hour truce planned overnight not applying to all areas of southwestern Syria according to a Twitter post.

Land attacks were also reported on the west side of the city of Daraa by dawn Friday June 29th with ground forces advancing under support of artillery and missiles.

There is also a claim this morning of the town of Al Hirak, northeast of Daraa coming under government control.

The Israeli website "DEBKAfile" claims that Iranian and Hezbollah fighters are mixed in with an Iraqi unit called the "Liwa Zulfiqar" militia.    An article published yesterday (June 28th) contends that Russian guarantees to the US, Israel and Jordan about Iranian military involvement in the southern Syrian offensive have been breached.

Israel uses the notion of Iranian-Hezbollah forces near its borders to justify military action in Syria.

The "Southfront" website reported that the pressure is on opposition forces to accept Russian offers of a deal to withdraw from southwestern Syria or face more military action against them.


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Thursday, June 28, 2018

TOMMY ROBINSON UPDATE:  PROTESTS CONTINUE WITH NEW RALLY IN LONDON SET FOR JULY 14TH


"ON JULY 14 THE VOICE OF FREEDOM GROWS LOUDER"


Poster promoting Saturday July 14th rally at Whitehall


The Mayor of London Sadiq Khan was opening the "State of London" debate Thursday night (June 28th) when he was "heckled" by protesters supporting Tommy Robinson.  Security guards escorted the protesters from the room. 

President Donald Trump will visit the United Kingdom on Friday the 13th of July meeting the Prime Minister (Theresa May) and Her Majesty The Queen outside of London not in London where no doubt an angry mob would have faced him.

Those "anti-hate" protesters will have something to get upset about the next day when Tommy Robinson's supporters will arrive at Whitehall, the government section of London, for another "Free Tommy Robinson" rally.  The rally is going on from 3 to 5pm.

Tommy Robinson is locked up at Her Majesty's Prison Onley.

Robinson remains in solitary confinement there for his own safety.   He had to choose it because of the audible and angry threats against him from the general population when he arrived at the prison.

This means that he lives inside his cell for 23 and a half hours a day with just a mat on the floor.

Tommy Robinson remains 'in the hole' at Onley.

But the authorities have relented slightly to allow him a television set, according to his associate Caolan Robertson, interviewed today (June 28th) by "Info Wars".

Lawyers for Robinson have applied for bail and are appealing his sentence.

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TOMMY ROBINSON PROTESTERS CONFRONT SADIQ KHAN





#FreeTommy Twitter


(UPDATED AND EDITED THROUGH FRIDAY AM)


SYRIA LATEST:  MORE AIR STRIKES IN DARAA, THREE  CORRIDORS FOR CIVILIAN EVACUATION


(LATE WORD FROM THE DARAA REGION TONIGHT IS THAT A 12 HOUR TRUCE BEGINS AT MIDNIGHT LOCAL TIME, 5PM EASTERN USA, THIS IS BEING CALLED 'FOR RECONCILIATION'.   AFTER THAT THE OFFENSIVE RESUMES)


There have been 20 or more air strikes by Syrian and Russian aircraft this morning in the Daraa region as the offensive continues.

Meanwhile, the  Syrian government has opened up three corridors for civilians to leave areas where military operations are underway with aid materials and ambulances available.

Syrian Army units have opened up attacks on the western side of the Daraa region west of the M5 highway supported by the Russian Aerospace Forces (Air Force).  Hezbollah affiliated media claim the Syrian government forces captured the villages of Sad Ibta and Tell Hamad.

If this attack is developed fully it may cut off jihadists in the Quneitra region along the Golan Heights border with Israel.   Area of attack is in red box on linked map.  SOUTHFRONT MILITARY MAP 6/28/2018

The Syrian Army has also proclaimed a victory over ISIS in the Deir Ezzor desert along Syria's southern frontier with Iraq.

The Syrians say they have cleared over 52-hundred square kilometers of territory from ISIS control forcing ISIS into hiding in the Homs desert.

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IVAN SIDORENKO TWITTER






'SOUTHFRONT' SYRIA WAR REPORT 6/28/2018


Wednesday, June 27, 2018

OREGON STANDOFF LATEST: CONGRESSMAN CALLS FOR HAMMONDS PARDON WITH WHITE HOUSE CONSIDERING


On June 8th it was posted on this blog that the office of White House Counsel Don McGahn had a request for the pardon of Dwight and Steven Hammond under review.

This was reported by Portland media outlet KATU.

Yesterday Congressman Greg Walden of Oregon, the Republican who represents the Hammonds in Congress, finally stood up on the House floor and called for their pardon.

The Associated Press quoted Walden as saying: "it's time for real justice, and President Trump can administer that."

Politicians don't stick their necks out and Congressman Walden's decision to speak now reinforces my sense that a pardon for the Hammonds may be imminent during the holiday period coming up when publicity will be muted.

Credit for the pardon will go to President Donald J. Trump but even more so to those who protested in early 2016 at the Oregon Standoff protest.

They stuck their necks out and put the Hammonds case on the map, the case of two ranchers forced back to federal prison a second time to serve five year mandatory sentences as terrorists for lighting a backfire to protect their land.

Thank You again to Ammon Bundy, Ryan Bundy, LaVoy Finicum (RIP), David Fry, Shawna Cox and dozens of others who will be primarily responsible when the pardon comes down as seems increasingly likely..

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BREAKING NEWS:  MAN WHO DROVE INTO LEFTISTS ATTACKING CHARLOTTESVILLE RALLY INDICTED ON FEDERAL 'HATE CRIME' CHARGES


"Today's indictment should send a clear message to every would be criminal in America that we aggressively prosecute violent crimes of hate that threaten the core principles of our nation"


US Attorney General Jeff Sessions statement 6/27/2018


".....Mr.  Sessions has not determined whether to seek the death penalty..."


The "New York Times"  6/27/2018


President Donald Trump's Justice Department has indicted James Alex Fields Jr., already indicted on state charges including second degree murder, on federal hate crimes charges that could involve a death penalty.

Fields, after coming under attack by leftists who assaulted the "Unite the Right" rally in Charlottesville, Virginia last August 12th, plowed his car into a group of protesters killing one of them and injuring others.

When the violence occurred in Charlottesville, President Trump cited violence on both sides and was condemned by Democrats, Republicans and the mainstream media.   

Now the Uniparty and MSM narrative has prevailed in the Trump Administration.

The 30 count indictment, according to US Attorney for Western Virginia, Thomas Cullen, involved searching Fields social media accounts and said:

"We have to get into somebody's head and that takes time"


The "Washington Post" reported it will take several months until federal prosecutors decide on whether they will seek the death penalty in the case.

MSM reports describe Fields as a "Nazi sympathizer".

Observers of the events in Charlottesville last August believe that the control exercised by local and state authorities at the "Unite the Right" rally herding the protesters through a gauntlet of hostile and violently attacking Leftists was designed to trigger violent reactions.

It could be construed as entrapment.

An organizer of last year's Charlottesville protest, Jason Kessler, is planning an anniversary protest in Washington DC across from the White House on August 12th

As one who went through the rigged and draconian federal charges associated with the Oregon Standoff and Bunkerville Standoff cases as a reporter-writer on those matters count me jaded and cynical on this new federal case on the tragic events that happened last summer in Charlottesville.

And above all lets mince no words, a hate crime law is a thought crime law, a Nazi law, a Soviet law and an un-American law.   For AG Jeff Sessions to be enforcing such law is defecation on the Constitution of the United States.

The state charges of simply causing bodily harm to others against Mr. Fields made more sense to me than this travesty.

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NEW YORK TIMES STORY 6/27/2018




'RADICAL' VERSUS 'PROGRESSIVE'  DEMOCRATS: CORPORATISTS WHO BUY POLITICIANS SCARED


Rush Limbaugh opened up today lathered up over the Democrat infighting that resulted in a Bernie Sanders socialist winning a Democrat Congressional primary yesterday.

El Rushbo framed it as "Radical" versus "Progressive" which enables the GOP Establishment propaganda machine to keep up the notion that the Pelosi's, Schumer's, Feinstein's etc. are somehow extreme to the Left along with the outsiders so you'll be afraid and keep voting Republican this fall. 

But those folks aren't.   They are just people who talk a good game while taking money from big business and big banks like their fake "Conservative" and "Patriot" counterparts in the Republican Party ala Mitt Romney, Mitch McConnell and the list goes on.

Third parties really change things like the new parties in Italy that are moving forward on reforming pensions for parliament members, backing off requiring vaccinations for school students and shutting down the migrant flow and deporting illegals.

Only a new political party that means it will change things, not the Republicans and Democrats bought and paid for by the people who want open borders for cheap labor.

They will get their way because not even President Trump can stop them.  Its sad that he chooses to endorse Republicans for election this fall who will never stop cheap labor from entering our country.

As I argued the other day in another post until we build a wall lets get a military-police barrier of humanity to shut down the flow of illegals into this country.

Why doesn't anyone in authority want to do it?

SYRIA UPDATE:  THE PROPAGANDA WAR FROM THE BBC, NEW GAINS IN DARAA OFFENSIVE REPORTED


"Jordan has joined the US in calling for the 'de-escalation' agreement to be preserved in order to prevent a wider confrontation between Israel and Iran, which backs Mr. Assad and supports thousands of Shia militiamen fighting in Syria.  But neither Amman nor Washington have said they will intervene to protect civilians."


BBC Story 6/27/2018


"What Russia and Iran and Syria have done recently is a humanitarian disgrace.  I will tell you that....."


Donald Trump speaks at news conference 2/23/2018





The BBC published its first major story of "humanitarian crisis" caused by the Syrian regime offensive in southwestern Syria Wednesday June 27th talking about 50 thousand refugees and hospitals being knocked out by air strikes.

Other MSM outlets have picked up on this story like "The Washington Post".


Online reports have also claimed Iranian involvement in the southwestern offensive, but the Russians previously announced Iranian units have been moved from border areas close to Israel and Syria says only Syrian units are involved.

The Syrian government offensive continues to move forward during the day today (Wednesday June 27th) with reports that 450 US backed Free Syrian Army fighters surrendered in the northeast Daraa countryside.

Near Daraa city itself two villages have fell into the hands of government forces (Nahitah and Samma al-Hneidat) today according to pro-government sources.

Two other villages were reported taken by the Syrian army later in the day.


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Tuesday, June 26, 2018

SYRIA LATEST:  SYRIAN ARMY LAUNCHES NEW ATTACK ON SECOND FRONT IN SOUTHWESTERN SYRIA


The Syrian Army has followed up on its successful advance in the northeastern Daraa region with a new line of attack just east of the city of Daraa.

This attack could cut off jihadist forces south of the first line of attack from the Jordanian border and or resupply from Daraa.

The successful attack in the northeast is reported to have captured equipment and ammunition stocks from the jihadist forces.   Among the captured equipment were five tanks.

Opposition sources say refugees have fled the fighting southwards towards the Jordanian border.

On Wednesday (June 27th) Russian and Syrian air attacks were underway in the Daraa region according to pro-government Twitter feeds.

The "WithinSyriaBlog" Twitter also warned about false reports online that Iranians are involved in the Daraa offensive.     Israel's military attacks in Syria are based on the notion of Iranian involvement.

The  Russians announced Iranian disengagement from areas near the border of Israel and Syria published a list of units involved in the offensive, all Syrian.

The current phase of the offensive if successful will retake the Daraa region but the Quneitra region closest to Israel and the Golan Heights, will remain in jihadist opposition hands.


(UPDATED INTO WEDNESDAY JUNE 27TH  AM)

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SOUTHFRONT ARTICLE 6/26/2018

BUNKERVILLE STANDOFF:  RYAN BUNDY RUNS AS INDEPENDENT CANDIDATE FOR NEVADA GOVERNOR


"I WILL ALWAYS DEFEND THE CONSTITUTION AND NEVER SURRENDER OUR RIGHTS, NEVER"


Ryan Bundy comments on "Facebook" about legal opinion offered by Republican candidate for governor Adam Laxalt on background checks for firearms sales at shows  6/25/2018


Ryan Bundy acted as his own lawyer during the Oregon Standoff trial (where he and six others were found not guilty by the jury) and the Bunkerille Standoff trial where his persistent questioning of a government official led to disclosure of a surveillance camera and the judge's intervention to force out more evidence hidden by the prosecution.  That process ended with a mistrial and dismissal of all charges by the judge.

Now Bundy seeks to become Nevada's next governor.   His first TV ad cites the connection between Nevada Democrat Harry Reid and the efforts by the federal government to force his family out of the ranching business.

But noting that Republican officials at the state level failed to protect the Bundy Family from the federal assault on their family business Ryan Bundy is running to change the way government works in the "sovereign state of Nevada".

Its also worth noting here that the prosecutors in the Bunkerville case, led by Republican Steven Myhre and supported by the new US Attorney appointed by Republican Jeff Sessions, Dayle Elieson, are appealing dismissal of charges against the Bundy's and defendants in the Bunkerville case.

Earlier this month a Republican official in Nye County, Nevada endorsed Ryan Bundy for Governor.

Commissioner Donna Cox told a radio talk host she was supporting Bundy because Republican candidate Adam Laxalt refused to endorse the Republican candidate for state legislature in District 36.

That candidate is brothel owner Dennis Hof who operates his business in a county where prostitution is legal.

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RYAN BUNDY FOR NEVADA GOVERNOR FACEBOOK



RYAN BUNDY FOR GOVERNOR TV AD

Monday, June 25, 2018

SYRIA BREAKING:  ISRAELI STRIKE REPORTED, SYRIAN OPPOSITION CLAIMS BARREL BOMBS, OFFENSIVE MOVES FORWARD


…."The official Syrian news agency reported on Tuesday that two Israeli missiles had landed in the vicinity of the Damascus International airport.  No injuries or damage were reported...."


Haaretz-Reuters report 6/26/2018  452am local time-LINK TO STORY




Israeli missiles struck at Damascus International Airport in the early morning hours of Tuesday June 26th.  Syrian sources reported the attack.   

The attack is said to have been on an Iranian cargo plane.   Syrian anti-aircraft defenses went into action with a pro-government source claiming an object was destroyed southwest of Damascus.

Today (June 25th)  the Israeli DEBKA website claimed that a drone targeted by an Israeli Patriot missile Sunday was participating in the offensive against jihadist opposition in SW Syria currently underway.  DEBKA quoted a Syrian officer as its source.

The Israeli attack on Damascus came in the wake of Syrian regime forces storming into the town of Busra al Harir following Russian air attacks over the weekend.  A pro-government source said the Syrian army has secured positions in the town tonight.


 (LATE BREAKING NEWS: PRO-GOVERNMENT SOURCES SAY A SURPRISE NIGHT ATTACK HAS BEEN SUCCESSFUL WITH THE TOWN NOW ENTIRELY IN SYRIAN REGIME HANDS-MORE AT LINK:   LATE TWITTER POST SAID TO BE FROM BUSRA AL HARIR LINK

The Syrian government says its forces have retaken 400 square kilometers of territory north and east of Busra al Harir over the weekend with some opposition forces defecting to the government side.

Meanwhile the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights considered anti-government and a jihadist opposition source claim that "barrel bombs" have been used in the government offensive in the Daraa region.  This comes from a Reuters report.

Accusations of 'barrel bombs' for now, but when does the 'chemical attack' accusation surface again inducing US military intervention?

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IMMIGRATION:  WE NEED A VIRTUAL BARRIER IMMEDIATELY, NOT MORE DETENTION HOUSING


(SPECIAL COMMENTARY)

"What, you want to tell me we can't do it until Congress appropriates the funds?  I don't believe it.  I understand checks and balances, but the President doesn't have that little power.  If we can bomb wedding parties in Afghanistan without a Congressional declaration of war, surely we can put up a decent border barrier."


John Derbyshire as published at VDARE.com 6/23/2018


"Hiring many thousands of judges, and going  through a long and complicated legal process, is not the way to go-will always be dysfunctional.  People must simply be stopped at the Border and told they cannot come into the US illegally.  Children brought back to their country.....


President Donald J. Trump Twitter 843am Eastern 6/25/2018


Actions speak louder than words and Republicans and their apologists are good at using a phrase called "border security" to distract from the mass entry into our country of a cheap labor army to meet the needs of business interests that fill both Democrat and Republican pockets.

The payoff to the Uniparty politicians means the crony capitalists get their way at the borders of our country through either a lack of security or through backdoors like special work visas.

Can we build a wall now and if we can't, what must happen immediately to stem the tide and spare the taxpayers the costs of housing and running the illegals through a legal process?

A trickle of hundreds of National Guard has been sent to the southern border but that is obviously not enough.

Until a wall can be built lets get a major invasion deterring military presence on the southern border in the interim.

Why not?

We face an invasion, that is obvious, at least to grassroots citizens who take the issue seriously.

Jeff Sessions talks about enforcement once the illegals get in the country and the crime and the MS-13 and so on.

The Border Patrol operates police state checkpoints inside the borders of our country asking questions of its citizens in the name of this "border security" from Maine to New Mexico and other places.

We need to focus the solution of this problem on the border itself.

But how about a virtual wall now and hopefully a permanent one later if our porous southern border is such a real problem.

Or is all this all smoke and mirrors, kabuki, a charade?

A full military deployment en masse seems appropriate on the southern border immediately.

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John Derbyshire VDARE.com "Build the Wall"


(ADDITIONAL EDITING TUESDAY AM)


Sunday, June 24, 2018

SYRIA LATEST: RUSSIAN AIR FORCE BOMBS TARGETS IN SOUTHWEST SYRIA, ISRAEL REPORTS THREAT


"Russia will ultimately bear responsibility for any further escalations in Syria"


US UN Ambassador Nikki Haley  6/22/2018


"The IDF stated: Israel's air defenses and identification system located a threatening object before it crossed into Israel.  No violations of sovereign Israel air space will be permitted and action will be taken against any attempts to harm its citizens".


"DEBKAfile"  Story 6/24/2018


Opponents of the Syrian government and pro-Syrian regime sources agree that the Russian Aerospace Forces (Air Force) launched attacks in support of a government offensive in the Daraa region of southwest Syria over the weekend.

Different sources said anywhere from 20 to 25 strikes were launched by five Russian aircraft at Busra al Harir, a town northeast of the city of Daraa.    The strikes on the town came as Syrian forces press their attack onto the town after seizing two nearby villages.
   
The Syrian government offensive for the moment is focused on areas in the northeast of the Daraa region, some distance from the Jordanian and Israeli borders.

Israel reported firing a Patriot missile in response to a drone approaching its border this afternoon (June 24th).

Israel, which claims an Iranian threat coming against it from Syria, has frequently bombed targets in Syria during the six year civil war.

No Iranian units are participating in the offensive according to the list of units provided by the Syrian government.

Pro-Syrian government sources claim units of anti-government forces are switching sides to the government in the face of the offensive and that more will do so in the days ahead.


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RUSSIAN JETS STRIKE-MSN.COM-JERUSALEM POST.COM


DEBKAfile-AN ISRAELI PATRIOT FIRED AT DRONE OVER GOL......

Saturday, June 23, 2018

BUNKERVILLE STANDOFF: GREG BURLESON JOINS TODD ENGEL MOTIONS, VP PENCE TOLD ABOUT BOTH MEN


The motions by Todd Engel's lawyer, Warren Markowitz, to have Bureau of Land Management whistle blower Larry Wooten give a deposition and add his testimony to the record of the case have been joined by the new lawyer for Greg Burleson.

Burleson is serving a 68 year, three month sentence after being convicted with evidence proving his innocence withheld at the trial by federal prosecutors.

Meanwhile, Engel is approaching sentencing next month in Las Vegas (July 19th) before US District Judge Gloria M. Navarro.  He was convicted in the trial with Burleson based on the hiding of evidence proving his innocence.

Engel thinks Navarro has too hot a potato with Wooten's serious allegations against federal law enforcement and prosecutors in the Bunkerville case and will punt on the motions.

He expects her to free him instead of imposing a jail sentence.

Meanwhile, a woman who has been supporting Greg Burleson at the Allenwood federal prison in Pennsylvania, approached Vice President Mike Pence about  both men (Greg Burleson and Todd Engel).

Pence came to Pennsylvania on a campaign visit the other day and Karen Drum says that while she was unable to present letters about both men to the Vice-President, she did ask him to remember Burleson and Engel.


Links below......




IMMIGRATION:  WHY I CRIED WITH SADNESS FOR RACHEL MADDOW AND JOY FOR ITALY'S NEW GOVERNMENT?


"Left, right populism...all are meaningless concepts.  Unintelligible for the new generations.  Artificial intelligence is destroying the traditional world of work. Old nation-states have been emptied from within, and we are going back to the age of city-states"


Beppe Grillo-founder and first leader of Italy's Five Star Movement, partner party of Italy's new government with the League-"Newsweek" interview 5/14/2018


"I was lost in a fantasy that blinded me....."


"Your Love Broke Through"-as sung by Phil Keaggy


To see Rachel Maddow resort to tears on television this week reminded me of why she's there shedding the tears.

The purpose of MSNBC is propaganda, propaganda for the Democrat Establishment, the Diane Feinstein, Nancy Pelosi, Chuck Schumer DNCe, the flip side is Fox News Channel (or the Fox Chick Channel as Roger Ailes formatted it for a long run) with its propaganda mission for the Republican Establishment GOPe,    That's the likes of Paul Ryan and loyal supporters of his like Trey Gowdy and of course other establishment hacks including Mitch McConnell and Mitt Romney and soon to be "late" John McCain.

To see Maddow reduced to a prop for the fake Progressive Democrats is truly sad and I cried thinking about it all.

I used to be a drunk religious hypocrite, drunk on "Conservative Christianity" and Republican Party politics pointing the finger at others sexulity while ignoring my own sexual sins.

My fake 'god' bore no resemblance to the real "God".

Our LGBT etc. neighbors are trying to find something and a Democrat political machine has consumed so many of them just as the GOP one consumed me for so many decades separating me from God and all that notion means.


 I saw Cynthia Nixon hitting New York Governor Cuomo the other day as a fake (she is opposing him in the D primary) and I wish I could explain to her and Rachel how it really works in Uniparty politics.

Guys like Cuomo, Pelosi, Schumer, Hillary and dare I say Barack Obama are all lined in their back pockets with business and banking money.

Its all fake with policies enacted for the donors with "Right" and "Left" window dressing to disguise what's really going on.  I've watched Canada for decades and seen exactly how it works.

The Liberal Party of Canada was traditionally a pro-market, pro free enterprise party and still is with Canada's 15 percent corporate rate among the worlds lowest.

Canada's welfare state big government is funded by little people paying income taxes, sales taxes and user fees at parks etc. etc.

The politicians distract with social liberalism heck that "smiling Liberal face" (as  "Hanoi Jane" Fonda called PM Justin Trudeau for reversing himself on oil pipelines from NO to YES)  just legalized the weed (and will tax it too since corporations aren't paying higher taxes) and delivers all the customary " I am a feminist" monologues while he shafts the little people.

To 'save the planet' little Canadians are seeing jacked up utility bills with carbon tax further flooding government coffers without corporations picking up the tab for the welfare state, immigrants flowing in etc. etc..

And  how does it work here in the USA.

I spent decades of my life being a fool for the GOP.   Pro-Life evolved from reversing Roe v. Wade and defending innocent life beyond abortion situations such as the old, sick and disabled to some watered down emotional issues like Partial Birth Abortions, Abortions involving minors across state lines and so on.

They were all votes brought up in Congress to deliberately make most Republicans look "Pro-Life" in voter guides published by lobbyists inside Washington, not to really reverse killings of the unborn and the sick and disabled etc. etc.

The Second Amendment is really about firearms freedom without any kind of licensing or permits, open carry or concealed carry etc. etc.   Rules and regulations passed in fear of gangsters in the early 20th Century or assassins late in the 20th Century or the bump stock one imposed by President Trump in the fear filled atmosphere after the Las Vegas mass murder last year all abridge the 2A.

Yet the POTUS and the NRA and the GOP all march in lockstep claiming to protect the Second Amendment when the current legal situation is far from the real original meaning of the 2A.

The GOP run Congress was told by President Trump the other day to give up on immigration legislation.  It will only worsen things.

They refuse to approve the billions of dollars needed to build a new wall on the southern border and want cheap labor imported because that's what their big corporate donors want through various means from work visas for some to actual pathways to citizenship for many others.

President Trump wants me to vote for these kind of Republicans in November???????  I won't.

Since the wall is delayed can't we deploy military units up to 100-thousand strong to secure the southern border in the interim.

Contrast all this with Italy where a totally new political party (Five Star Movement) and one that's a little less new (League) have joined forces to form a new government with both executive and legislative powers run by the new forces of change.

There's action on the table with immigration front and center.  Boats are being turned away from Italy filled with migrants.  Boats being used to carry migrants are set to be seized.  Italy is demanding that other EU countries carry the burden of migrants instead of demanding Italy bear the burden.

One hundred thousand deportations are planned early on in the new government with a 500-thousand deportation goal in the end.

There are other items on the agenda like repealing a law passed by the previous government requiring ten vaccinations to enter school with League leader Matteo Salvini saying: "Ten obligatory vaccinations are useless and in many cases dangerous, if not harmful".

"His League party added in a statement that it was part of the contract for the coalition government with the 5-Star Movement (M5S) that unvaccinated children should be admitted to schools too."


ANSA News Agency English 6/22/2018


IF WE WANT REAL CHANGE WE NEED NEW POLITICAL PARTIES TO ACHIEVE IT. DONALD TRUMP WAS ELECTED AS THE OUTSIDE THE GOP CANDIDATE BUT HE'S ONLY ONE MAN (HE SURE ISN'T GOD) AND HE ONLY RUNS THE EXECUTIVE BRANCH AND EVEN HE SEEMS RELUCTANT TO PUSH THE PEDAL TO THE METAL.


THERE'S A TRICKLE OF NATIONAL GUARD AT THE BORDER WHEN WE NEED A FLOOD.

WE NEED MORE BRANCHES OF GOVERNMENT UNDER OUTSIDER CONTROL TO REALLY CHANGE AND REPUBLICANS  AREN'T THE OUTSIDERS ANY DAY OF THE WEEK.

AND ONE OTHER THOUGHT, SANITY, SOBRIETY, PEACE AND SERENITY GO A LONG WAY, TOO.


Links below...….


BEPPE GRILLO-FIVE STAR MOVEMENT FOUNDER INTERVIEWED BY NEWSWEEK 5/14/2018

NEW ITALIAN GOVERNMENT ON VACCINATIONS


'YOUR LOVE BROKE THROUGH' YOU TUBE VIDEO



Friday, June 22, 2018

ITALY LATEST:  ITALIAN LEADERS RESPOND TO FRENCH PRESIDENT'S "LEPROSY" COMMENTS


"We may be leper populists, but I take the lessons from those who open their own ports.  Welcome thousands of migrants and then we can talk"


Italian Deputy Prime Minister-Interior Minister-League Party leader Matteo Salvini


"One day he said he doesn't want to offend Italy, the next he talks about leprosy"


Italian Deputy Prime Minister-Labor Minister-Five Star Movement leader Luigi DiMaio


Speaking in France Thursday French President Emanuel Macron spoke of a "leprosy" of anti-EU feelings spreading in "neighboring countries", an apparent jibe at the new government in Italy 

Italy is taking active measures to stop migrant boats including plans to seize boats to determine their status.

The new Five Star Movement-League coalition government intends 100-thousand early deportations of migrants with additional deportations up to 500-thousand eventually.

League leader Deputy Prime Minister-Interior Minister Matteo Salvini said Friday that Mr. Macron is :

" a polite young man who drinks too much champagne"


Salvini also said that Macron should:

"give us the number of his port authority, and the next ten migrant boats can go to Marseilles"


Five Star Leader Luigi DiMaio noted:

"The real leprosy is the European hypocrisy of some States who push back migrants at (the French-Italian border at) Ventimiglia and then moralize about how to manage them".


Links below...…


BBC STORY 6/22/2018

SYRIA LATEST:  LIMITED ACTION IN SW, FULL OFFENSIVE PROMISED, US ATTACK FURTHER EAST 


"The Syrian Air Force has conducted at least 60 airstrikes against terrorist positions in #Daraa this week alone.  Main offensive is yet to begin."


"Paul Antonopoulos" Twitter 6/21/2018


The Syrian military has been on the attack in the southwest of Syria Daraa region this week seizing two villages east of the strategic M5 highway as it conducted operations against jihadist opposition forces.

But the Syrian operations are not the main offensive according to pro-government sources who say that has not happened yet.

The United States has warned against such an offensive with a new warning yesterday (June 21st) and Israel is closely watching the planned Syrian offensive in regions bordering Jordan and the Golan Heights.  Israel has intervened in Syria with attacks based on Iranian forces supporting Syria's fight against al-Qaeda forces, ISIS and other opposition elements. 

Weeks ago Russia announced the disengagement of Iranian forces from areas close to Israel's borders.  In addition, the Syrian government has announced that only Syrian units are operating in the southwest for the upcoming offensive.

Meanwhile further east Russia has warned of the possibility of a false flag "chemical attack" in Deir Ezzor region further east in Syria to justify US military attacks on Syria.

Thursday night (June 21st) the US launched an air strike on a Syrian outpost near the al-Tanf base on the Iraqi-Syrian border.   One Syrian officer was killed.


Fighters from a pro-US group in the region came under attack when the airstrike was called in to support them.


The US base at al-Tanf contains US forces, allied nations forces and local anti-government forces supported by the US.


Last Sunday in the more eastern regions (June 17th) Iraqi fighters helping Syria's government were killed (more than 20) and wounded (more than 10) in an airstrike blamed on the US with a US official telling CNN later that it was an Israeli attack.


Links below...…..

 

Pro Syrian Government "Paul Antonopoulos" Twitter


US STATE DEPARTMENT WARNING HEATHER NAUERT 6/21/2018


Pro-Syrian Government Southfront Article 6/22/2018

Thursday, June 21, 2018

SWEDEN ELECTION:  ANTI-IMMIGRATION, ANTI-EU SWEDEN DEMOCRATS GET SUBSTANTIAL LEAD IN NEW POLL


The outsider party of Swedish politics, the Sweden Democrats, got some good news this week.

A "You Gov" poll showed them at 28.5 percent support, that's 6.5 percent more than the Social Democrats who currently lead a coalition government after picking up 31 percent of the vote in the 2014 election.

If this trend continues into the election, the Sweden Democrats will emerge as the single largest party with around 100-105 seats in the 349 seat Parliament.

Voters in Sweden will go to the polls on September 9th to elect the new makeup of their Parliament (the Riksdag).

The Sweden Democrats  (not to be confused with "Democrats" or "Republicans"  for that matter in the USA) are out front opposing the tidal wave of immigration and the European Union.

This week Sweden Democrats leader Jimmie Akesson called for a referendum on EU membership after the September 9th election.  

Link below.....


WIKIPEDIA PAGE ON SWEDISH ELECTION POLLS 2018


Tuesday, June 19, 2018

TOMMY ROBINSON UPDATE:  LOSING WEIGHT, "GAINING" A BEARD "IN THE HOLE" AT HER MAJESTY'S PRISON ONLEY



In recent days (Monday June 18th) Tommy Robinson has received a family visit at his prison (Onley) in the Midlands of England.

Family members found Tommy to be losing weight in his solitary confinement cell.   He is unable to buy any extra food beyond his "hole" diet.   Tommy is unable to get a razor in solitary and is growing a beard.

Tommy Robinson was forced to have his warders put him in solitary when he was transferred to HMP Onley last week because other inmates were calling out his name, yelling out threats and beating on the walls of the cell block upon his arrival.

The Muslim cleric at the prison (Imam) knew Tommy was coming there 24 hours ahead of time.

Robinson's transfer to Onley came after his original imprisonment under better conditions at HMP Hull following his May 25th arrest in Leeds.

Tommy Robinson was jailed for 13 months for threatening trials of large groups of Muslims,mostly men, accused of sex abuse of children.    Robinson was conducting a live stream video online outside the courthouse in Leeds where 29 people (27 men and 2 women) were being tried on such charges.

Authorities are trying to hush up the trials not wanting publicity with sentences that are sometimes minor and in some allegedly cases non-existent.

It is even alleged that in some UK cases of child sex abuse by Muslims, no charges are filed against the perpetrators.

He can receive emails through a website at a cost of 40p UK currency.

Link to the Raheem Kassam (Of "Breitbart" in the UK) video discussing Tommy Robinson's prison situation and the plans of his lawyers to appeal is below......


Tommy Robinson UDPATE Raheem Kassam 6/18/2018

Monday, June 18, 2018

SYRIA UPDATE:  PRO-GOVERNMENT SOURCES PROCLAIMING IMMINENT OFFENSIVE IN SOUTH THE USA WARNED AGAINST


"We are hours away from the beginning of the #OpBasalt in Daraa and al-Quenitra, a military choice that God knows we were forced to pick, we gave them Ramadan and Eid to accept a peaceful solution and they didn't, what happen from now on is their responsibility"


"WithinSyriaBlog" Twitter 6/18/2018



"The United States remains committed to maintaining the stability of the southwest de-escalation zone and to the cease-fire underpinning it.  We also caution the Syrian regime against any actions that risk broadening the conflict or jeopardizing the cease-fire"


US State Department Statement May 25th, 2018


Its being called "Operation Basalt", a Syrian government offensive in the South-Southwest of Syria near Jordan and Israel's Golan Heights.   The operation is to drive out opposition jihadist forces and Islamic State elements occupying the territory.

The United States has warned against the operation and Israel has put out word claiming Iranians are operating in the regions close to the Golan while Russia in recent weeks said they have disengaged Iranians from areas close to the border.

Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met with Jordan's King Abdullah today (Monday June 18th) to discuss regional matters with Israel stressing an Iranian threat, a threat that would justify Israeli military intervention in the region in opposition to the imminent Syrian offensive.

The United States has already sent two warnings, the May 25th one along with one last Thursday (June 14th) speaking of "firm and appropriate measures" to any Syrian "violations" in the de-escalation zone where the offensive is about to be launched.

The Trump Administration announced funding will resume for the "White Helmets" last Thursday as well.  The "White Helmets" are called a "humanitarian group" by the US and UK, but the Syrian government says they are people who create false flag "chemical attacks" in Syria.

In February President Trump, who has tweeted against Syria's ruler Bashar Assad as "Animal Assad" twice condemned Russia, Syria and Iran for what they have done in Syria calling it a "disgrace" even as he said the only reason for the US to be in Syria is ISIS.

Video link to February 23rd statement.......


What are we headed for in Syria?

Are the pronouncements of an imminent offensive serious and if the offensive materializes what will happen?

Links below.......





Saturday, June 16, 2018

IS THE 'UK' A FEW LETTERS AND AN 'ED' SHORT OF ITS TRUE SITUATION?:  BREXIT, TOMMY ROBINSON...


"They think it will be like some Harry Potter film where you pronounce the magic spell, and are free.


How silly. The EU has spent nearly 50 years burrowing into this country, and sucking power and wealth from us through a million tiny channels.


Its tentacles are deep into Parliament, the Civil Service, the diplomatic service, industry and commerce, universities and schools and, of course, the media, especially the BBC."


Peter Hitchens "Mail On Sunday"  column 6/9/2018


ITV Political Editor Robert Peston:  "Tommy Robinson.....More than six hundred thousand people have now signed a petition..."  Nigel Farage: "I know"  Peston:  "...calling for his release, What does that tell us about this country?"


Nigel Farage: "It tells us that people are getting quite scared, they're getting scared of what's happening in many of their communities.  They're getting scared about division and their lives are being fundamentally changed by bad government policy,  by state-sponsored multiculturalism and people are scared about it......


I'm worried that unless we listen to what the voters said in the Brexit referendum, namely that controlling our borders, actually being caring about our culture and our identity, unless British governments start to put that very much higher up the agenda then what comes politically after me Westminister will find a bigger shock than I was."


Nigel Farage "ITV News" interview 6/15/2018


I guess I should start by apologizing for any offense caused by the inference of the title, but you have to wonder what Donald Trump can do about his "Friday the 13th" of July meeting with Prime Minister Theresa May, a democratically elected leader of an authoritarian state who's presiding over so much betrayal of a democratic and free society that it boggles the mind.

This week's votes in the House of Commons confirm a continuing process of watering down the "hard Brexit" approved by a majority of voters in the 2015 referendum.

'Mr. Brexit" Nigel Farage, who's stepped away from UKIP leadership after the Brexit referendum, says he's coming back into politics if Brexit is betrayed by the political leadership in the UK.

For now Tommy Robinson is safe, but only because he was put into a room with a blue mat, a solitary confinement cell.   He asked his warders at the Onley prison to be separated from a prison population that was hostile to him threatening death.

His associate, Caolan Robertson, says its obvious that leadership at the top in the UK deliberately sent him to a prison with a high Muslim population this week.   In that population are inmates that would kill him.

Putting him there forced Tommy Robinson to opt for solitary confinement 'in the hole' with the other option being death.

Having watched all the free and open video streaming outside of courthouses in Portland and Las Vegas in connection with the Oregon and Bunkerville trials, the notion that Tommy Robinson was prejudicing a trial with his video work is laughable.

There were actual protesters with signs outside of the trials  here in the USA as well and people walked in and  out of the courthouses, even jurors, and if the authorities felt it was wrong for the jurors to see the protests or video streaming, they had them use a different entrance.

The government had its disinformation sources and trolls working as well in the Oregon and Bunkerville cases and no doubt this is manifest even more in the UK with Tommy Robinson as various people post videos and so on to cast doubt on the authentic sources of information.

Peter Hitchens, who I quoted earlier, considers himself to be "scribe" of the UK's "obituary" and doesn't look to politics for a solution to things.

From my perspective politics seems rather futile if one operates in the notion that one of the "Uniparties" is better than the other in the mythology of a "Right" versus "Left" option in elections.

The UK right now has the bad politically correct Tories and the even worse more politically correct Labor Party of Jeremy Corbyn.   What wonderful options......sarc

Kissing up to Islam is the order of the day and fining and jailing those who say the wrong things is the order of the day.   Others were jailed earlier this year like activist Jayda Fransen of the "Britain First" Party,    She, along with the party's leader, Paul Golding, were hauled off to jail in March for "religiously aggravated harrassment".

Having experienced the application of the "Fairness Doctine" here in the USA back here in the 1970's with the shutting down of radio preacher Dr. Carl McIntire's radio station, I remember the words of McIntire clearly.

"FREEDOM IS EVERYBODY'S BUSINESS"


When McIntire, who's crime was advocating military victory in Vietnam, took to broadcasting offshore in 1973, he invited "Hanoi Jane" Fonda to his microphone to support the notion of free speech for everyone, even those with whom he strongly disagreed.

The British regime is sinking its own ship with the crackdown on speech, the "hate crimes" police units knocking on doors and the fines and jail sentences.  And while the fines and jail sentences for those who love their country and don't want it overrun ramp up the fines and jail sentences for sex criminals who happen to be Muslim are muted and or non-existent.

Its about more than political correctness like the need to welcome "refugees" or "respect cultures" as one can see that the UK is related to Islam through its financial dependence on Saudi Arabia and Gulf Arab states.   It supports the Saudi jihadists in Syria and I guess that's where President Trump, who has denounced  Syria, Iran and Russia for their activities in Syria, and Prime Minister May find common ground next month when they meet,   LINK TO SYRIA UPDATE 6/14/2018

9/11 was a financial blow to the USA and Europe and conditions have only worsened since then with the last decade seeing the worst economic conditions since the 1930's.   Muslim money sustains the Western world and post 9/11 policy from the war in Iraq to the "Arab Spring" to Syria's Civil War reflected the joint efforts of the US and UK, among others, to act in the interests of the Saudis and Gulf Arabs.

Its time to stand up and keep speaking the truth, wherever and whenever we can, as long as we can wherever we are, that's the one thing I am sure of.





Thursday, June 14, 2018

SYRIA UPDATE:  UNITED STATES RESUMES FUNDING OF 'WHITE HELMETS',  'FIRM AND APPROPRIATE' MEASURES THREATENED


"The President has authorized the United States Agency for International Development and the U.S. Department of State to release approximately $6.6 million for continuation of the vital, life saving operations of the Syrian Civil Defense, more commonly known as the White Helmets.....


The United States Government strongly supports the White Helmets who have saved more than 100,000 lives since the conflict began, including victims of Assad's chemical weapons attacks..."


US Department of State news release 6/14/2018


"The Syrian organization was also accused by Russia and the Damascus government of covering up militants crimes and of staging fake chemical attacks to provoke U.S. military action against the Syrian Arab Army (SAA).......


Most of the US funds will likely find its way to the White Helmets centers in areas controlled by the former branch of al-Qaeda in Syria HTS and other al-Qaeda affiliated groups......"


"Southfront" article 6/14/2018


If the news release from Heather Nauert at the US State Department is to be believed, the "White Helmets" are a humanitarian aid group.

The US decision to fund "White Helmets" sets the stage for more "White Helmet" involvement in alleged chemical attacks, according to other sources. 

Attacks that will be used to justify new military action against the Syrian government.

While President Trump has said defeat of ISIS is the only US objective in Syria, he has also turned around to condemn Russia, Iran and Syria over their actions in Syria, sandwiching defeat of ISIS with dual condemnations of those three countries in his February 23rd, 2018 statement at the White House.

Link here......

TRUMP HITS THOSE THREE COUNTRIES POST 2/24/2018

The United States will take "firm and appropriate measures" in response to any Syrian "violations" of the de-escalation zone in SW Syria that expired in April, the State Department said Thursday.

President Bashar Al-Assad told an Iranian media outlet earlier this week that there is still time for a peaceful solution before Syria resorts to military force to clear out jihadist forces from the area.


Links below.......

US STATE DEPARTMENT RELEASE 6/14/2018


SOUTHFRONT STORY FROM OTHER POINT OF VIEW 6/14/2018


REUTERS US 'FIRM AND APPROPRIATE MEASURES' AGAINST SYRIA VIOLATIONS

TOMMY ROBINSON UPDATE: JAILED IN PRISON RATED 'UNSAFE' BY CHIEF INSPECTOR


"Tommy Robinson is now in Onley Prison, designated "unsafe" by Peter Clarke, Chief Inpsector of Prisons......."


Tweet from Gerard Batten, Member of European Parliament, United Kingdom Independence Party leader 6/14/2018 



UKIP is trying to do what it can to help protect Tommy Robinson in the highly dangerous Onley Prison where he has been transferred to, not the one in Leicester as reported earlier.

UKIP leader Gerard Batten is urging people to contact the Minister for Prisons in the UK, Rory Stewart MP.

UKIP member in the House of Lords, Lord Pearson has tabled a motion to the government asking 'what steps are they taking to ensure his safety?'.

Meanwhile, Ezra Levant of Rebel Media in Canada has announced Tommy's new legal team and  how you can financially support it in a video posted early Friday June 15th.

Link below......


.AUTHORIZED BY TOMMY ROBINSON'S FAMILY EZRA LEVANT VIDEO


(UPDATED FRIDAY AM)

BREAKING NEWS:  TOMMY ROBINSON SENT TO NEW PRISON WITH DEATH THREATS SHOUTED ALL  NIGHT LONG


CAOLAN ROBERTSTON TWITTER LINK: DIRECT INFO FROM TOMMY TO HIM


"The Imam at the new prison was telling other inmates that Tommy was arriving the day before he was transferred...."


Caolan Robertson-Twitter Feed 6/14/2018


In what appears to be some sort of retaliation for the mass protest last Saturday in London on his behalf and an attempt to torture him psychologically at the very least, Tommy Robinson was suddenly moved to a new prison this week in the Midlands of England with a high Muslim population.

Robinson is said to have requested a solitary cell to isolate him from other inmates in the face of the death threats he heard even on his arrival there.  He was put in a cell with just a blue mat.

Supporters are urging their readers and viewers online not to be provoked to any rash actions.

The strategy of the British regime may be to provoke violence as the Theresa May government waters down Brexit with the latest parliamentary votes.  The government may need violence to justify their existence at this point as they act against the will of the people who voted to Leave.

His associate Caolan Robertson (a direct source of accurate information about Tommy)  sent out reports on the conditions at the new prison on Twitter today including this description:

"Prisoners were banging on the wall 'all night' and screaming his name.  Death threats were echoing through the new wing.  An 'official contract' has been put out to have him killed, within the prison....."


Tommy is expected to be calling from the prison tomorrow.

What business does Donald Trump have visiting Theresa May on July 13th in the UK?

Dutch Party of Freedom leader Geert Wilders spoke in his country's parliament and asked Prime Minister Mark Rutte to contact Prime Minister May to demand "personal safety" for Tommy in his new prison.

A UKIP member of the European Parliament, Janice Atkinson, was shouted down and her mic cut off when she attempted to bring up the issue of Tommy Robinson in the European Parliament.



Link to Caolan Robertson Twitter is directly under the title of this article at the blog......

(MORE TO COME IF POSSIBLE)

TOMMY ROBINSON BREAKING:  TOMMY MOVED TO NEW PRISON IN THE MIDLANDS OF ENGLAND


"He is now in a very heavily populated Muslim populated prison in the Midlands of England"


UPDATE:  I am told the decision to move Tommy Robinson from a relatively safe prison to a highly unsafe one came from the @ukhomeoffice--which means people need to be asking questions of  @savidjavid, Britain's new Home Secretary. #FreeTommy"


Tweets from Raheem Kassam of "Breibart" in the UK


"If  this is true @sajidjavid and @theresamay than Tommy is in serious life threatening danger.  


If he's hurt you will have blood on your hands and people all over the world will hold you accountable.


Be wise and release him. Now."


Geert Wilders, Dutch political leader tweets about Tommy Robinson being moved to new prison


There have been great concerns about Tommy Robinson's safety following his arrest because of the numerous death threats directed at him by Muslims for various reasons including his video exposes of sexual abuse cases involving Muslims.

Now those concerns are increased even more by Tommy's sudden transfer from the prison in Hull, England to a new prison, Her Majesty's Prison Leicester.

Videos have been posted saying the prison has a 71 percent Muslim population, but Raheem Kassam of "Bretibart" thinks its a lower number.   However, all agree it is a more dangerous location for Robinson to be imprisoned.

His associate Caolan Robertson spoke with Tommy after he arrived at the new prison and said there was a lot of noise and shouts in the cellblock as he arrived with threats being verbalized against him.

Links below......


Caolan Robertson Twitter (He has had direct contact with Tommy at new prison)

OREGON STANDOFF:  FBI AGENT'S LAWYERS SUGGEST OREGON TROOPER FIRED FIRST SHOTS AT LAVOY FINICUM


"........The Deschutes County Sheriff's Office, which led the shooting investigation, and state police have declined to identify the trooper who fatally shot Finicum.  The agencies have turned down repeated public records requests seeking the names, citing threats against the troopers.

Lawyers in the Astarita case have the troopers' names but they're under a court protective order"


Maxine Bernstein-"OregonLive" story 6/13/2018


Oregon authorities have been obsessed with protecting the identities of the two Oregon State Police troopers who fired the shots that killed LaVoy Finicum on January 26, 2016, citing threats against them.

But the defense lawyers for FBI Agent W. Joseph Astarita have their names and the threat of character assassination for them is now becoming a reality as the lawyers are suggesting one of the troopers fired the first two shots at LaVoy Finicum instead of Astarita.

The lawyers cite two other incidents involving "Officer 1" and the fatal shooting of civilians that happened before the Finicum shooting.

They are demanding documents about those shootings and asking US District Judge Robert E. Jones to compel their release by the prosecution, which has refused to do so.

The "Brady rule" about sharing of innocence proving evidence by prosecutors has been brought up by the lawyers and its worth noting that Astarita's lead defense lawyer Rob Cary used the "Brady rule" to win his most high profile case in the past, the one involving corruption charges against Alaska Senator Ted Stevens.

Are the defense lawyers uncovering something really relevant to their client's innocence or just trying to create doubts through public disclosure of their theory for the jury pool of Oregonians who will be picked beginning July 24th?

How much further will the defense lawyers go to discredit the Oregon police investigation which led to an investigation by the Inspector General of the Department of Justice and then federal grand jury indictments against Agent Astarita?

Link below........

"OregonLive" story 6/13/2018

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

OREGON STANDOFF: LAST DEFENDANT SENTENCED, FEDS WENT TO WAR, BUNDYS CAME IN PEACE


                              "Love Thy Neighbor"


Oregon Standoff Protest Leader Ammon Bundy explains why he came unarmed to the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge to protest on behalf of Dwight and Steven Hammond, ranchers serving five year mandatory terrorism sentences for lighting a backfire to protect their land, in January 2016.


"Go ahead and hate your neighbor, Go ahead and cheat a friend, Do it in the name of heaven, You can justify it in the end......Mount your horses draw your sword, And they killed the mountain people, So they won their just reward....


Now they stood beside the treasure, On the mountain dark and red, Turn the stone and looks beneath it..Peace On Earth was all it said......


"One Tin Solider" song used in the "Billy Jack" movie (1971)


The last defendant in the "Oregon Standoff" was sentenced in Portland today (June 12th) by US District Judge Anna J. Brown.

Blaine Cooper, who cooperated with the prosecution and testified as a prosecution witness, was sentenced to time served (20 months) and three years of supervised release with 7,000 dollars in restitution.

Cooper entered a guilty plea in the Bunkerville Standoff case and is awaiting sentencing in the legal limbo triggered by the federal government's hiding of exculpatory evidence.

The US Attorney in Oregon and current lead FBI agent there issued a statement after the sentencing.


US Attorney Billy Williams, Obama Administration picked and held over by the Trump Administration claimed:

"taking up arms because you don't like how things are done will never be accepted as a lawful way to protest here in Oregon or elsewhere"


The protesters were led by an unarmed man, Ammon Bundy, who turned away militia who came to the protest site as he talked to the media.   He talked like Billy Jack in the movies, but acted like Dr. Martin Luther King in the end and has been vindicated emerging not guilty in both of his court trials  in Oregon and Nevada as an honorable and peace loving man confronted by violence minded federal government forces.

The new lead FBI agent (not the one who led during the protest now retired Greg Bretzing) Renn Cannon claimed:

"We stand with Oregonians committed to finding peaceful solutions and will always work to protect our communities from violent conflict"


The events of January 26, 2016 along Route 395 in Harney County tell another story with FBI Agent W. Joseph Astarita's first shots  (one apparently injuring Ryan Bundy) setting up Oregon State Police to feel threatened and deliver deadly shots that killed LaVoy Finicum.

LaVoy said "you will have to shoot me" as he sought to reach a meeting with Grant County Sheriff Glenn Palmer present, but LaVoy never said to law enforcment "I will have to shoot you".

The FBI led the violence in Oregon in 2016 with its assaults like the "felony traffic stop" of January 26, 2016 and the final assault on the protest site in February.   Their informants also promoted violence within the camp of the protesters.


The court action and statement from Williams appears to set the stage for the presidential pardon of the Hammonds.

The politically connected forces of the "Deep State", "Republican Establishment" etc. etc. like Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke now have the case of the people protesting on the Hammonds behalf behind them.

There should have been a pardon early on in the Trump presidency but that was unacceptable to the inside the Beltway crowd until the legal matters had been settled and the punishment meted out to the lower level Oregon Standoff protesters.

The Bundys and the other Oregon Standoff protesters put the Hammonds case on the map and deserve a major share of credit for any pardon if and when it materializes along with President Trump.

The higher level protest leaders were found not guilty of felony charges by a jury of their peers in the first trial.

The second trial's defendants were in a rigged trial as a result of the first.

The deadly and injurious   (LaVoy Finicum and Ryan Bundy) "felony traffic stop" that rounded the leaders up led to a jury saying they were innocent of felony charges.

Link below.......



"OregonLive" Story 6/12/2018


(EDITED AND EXPANDED WEDNESDAY AM)

Monday, June 11, 2018

OREGON STANDOFF:  JUDGE TOSSES EVIDENCE AGAINST FBI AGENT ACCUSED OF LYING ABOUT FIRING AT LAVOY FINICUM


US District Judge Robert E. Jones threw out a 3-D animation that federal prosecutors wanted to use in the trial of W. Joseph Astarita the FBI agent accused of lying about shots he fired towards LaVoy Finicum moments before Oregon State Police shot him dead.

The judge's Monday ruling (June 11th) takes out a visual illustration prosecutors wanted to use to show a jury Astarita's location when the shots were fired.

Judge Jones said the animation was based on a smudgy FBI drone video taken from high altitude.

It's worth noting of course that the FBI asked Oregon State Police not to wear their body cams during their "felony traffic stop" operation and wore no cameras themselves.

Judge Jones issued a 26-page opinion allowing all prosecution witnesses except the 3-D animation expert from testifying.  Jones said there are holes in the other expert witnesses but its up to the jury to decide.

Prosecutors will have to rely on witness testimony more than the visual evidence of the 3-D animation.

Astarita will face trial starting July 24th in Portland on five charges.   Three of making a false statement to his supervisors three separate times and two of obstruction of justice for failing to tell Oregon police investigators that he fired the two shots on January 26, 2016.

One of the shots is believed to have injured a passenger in LaVoy Finicum's truck, Ryan Bundy, who was taken to a hospital after his arrest where an x-ray showed the shrapnel wound in his shoulder.


Link below......





MAXINE BERNSTEIN 'OREGONLIVE' STORY 6/11/2018


(EDITED EXPANDED TUESDAY AM)

SYRIA UPDATE:  GOVERNMENT LAUNCHING OFFENSIVE SOON IN SW, US WARNED AGAINST IT


(NEWS, COMMENT, ANALYSIS)


".....What will Israel's reaction to this be?  How effective will Syrian air defenses be against a reaction?  What will Russia's reaction be to Israeli attacks on its ally's forces?"


Col. Pat Lang on his "Sic Semper Tyrannis" blog 6/10/2018


The word from Syria is that the Assad regime is planning their "largest offensive of the war" to launch this week.

The report published by "AlmasdarNews" Saturday June 9th says the big offensive expected in southwestern Syria against the jihadists is about to kick off.

The US State Department issued a statement May 25th warning the Syrian government against such an offensive.   It says in part:

".......The United States remains committed to maintaining the stability of the southwest de-escalation zone and to the cease-fire underpinning it.  We also caution the Syrian regime against any actions that risk broadening the conflict or jeopardizing the cease-fire....."


The cease-fire-de-escalation zone ended in the area in April.

Expectations were for some sort of provocation against Syria and or its allies (Iran, Russia) during the upcoming World Cup competition in Russia.

The pro-Russian government of Ukraine was overthrown during the Winter Olympics in Russia in 2014.

If the Syrian offensive materializes in the days ahead it will be an indication that Syria wants to take the initiative and strike first rather than wait for its enemies to strike under the cover of the World Cup competition.

Regardless once Syria launches military action, Israel and or the United States are likely to find some reason to use force in the area.

To answer Israeli concerns about Iranian forces in Syria Russia recently announced a disengagement of Iranian forces from southern Syria near the border with Israel and Jordan (the region where the offensive is about to begin).

The Israeli "DEBKAfile" site says Syria has announced its offensive will kick off this week after talks between the US and Russian Chiefs of Staff failed last Friday in Helsinki.

But the United States and allied nations (France and the UK) are likely to allege some sort of atrocity or atrocities by Syrian forces if an offensive is launched to justify military intervention.

The State Department's May 25th statement alluded to Eastern Ghouta where a chemical weapons attack was alleged leading to a missile strike on Syria earlier this year.


Links below.........


COL. PAT LANG SIC SEMPER TYRANNIS BLOG WITH LINK TO AL MASDAR NEWS ARTICLE




US STATE DEPARTMENT MAY 25TH, 2018 SYRIA STATEMENT



DEBKAFILE STORY 6/10/2018 ON SYRIAN OFFENSIVE


(EDITED AND EXPANDED MONDAY AM)

Sunday, June 10, 2018

TOMMY ROBINSON UPDATE:  TWENTY THOUSAND AT LONDON RALLY DEMAND HIS RELEASE


".......I am here to tell you that you will never walk alone......we are here to tell the world and the UK government in particular 'Free Tommy Robinson'........."


Dutch Party of Freedom leader Geert Wilders speaks at "Free Tommy Robinson" protest                                                                     London 6/9/2018


Tens of thousands rallied in London yesterday (Saturday June 9th) south of Trafalgar Square in Whitehall, the center of government, to demand the release of Tommy Robinson.

Rallies were held in other places including Belfast in Northern Ireland.

Robinson was arrested May 25th as he was live streaming a video outside a child sex abuse trial involving Muslim defendants.   Robinson at one point yelled at defendants entering for sentencing: "How do you like the sentence?".

The "grooming trials" and "grooming cases" are widespread and massive in scope across the UK being held under a shroud of secrecy with Robinson being found in "contempt of court" for his reporting outside the courthouse in Leeds.

The judge who sentenced Tommy looked down from a window on his live video streaming with a smirk on his face and some of the defendants also looked down using their fingers to simulate slitting his throat according to witnesses at the scene May 25th.

There were scuffles with police and arrests were made in the aftermath of the London rally.

Police say five constables were injured and there were five arrests according to the "Evening Standard".

Police are investigating with video cameras an incident at Trafalgar Square where a tour bus got caught in the crowd and was reportedly stormed by protesters.

Its worth noting that we have no idea how many government informants, agents, provocateurs were planted in that crowd yesterday and no doubt they were in significant numbers by the UK police state that operates  ever increasingly in fear of its own citizens.

Links below........

(EDITED SUNDAY PM)




GEERT WILDERS at Free Tommy Protest!


Free Tommy Robinson-Massive Crowd Gather Outside Downing Street!