Friday, November 30, 2018



There were Israeli air attacks in Syria late Thursday evening.

Israel says that when Syrian air defenses activated a missile landed in the Golan Heights.

Syria claims that an Israeli aircraft and four missiles were downed but Israel denies that.

No casualties have been reported in this first Israeli air attack since Syria was given new beefed up air defenses by Russia following the September 17th incident when a Russian plane was shot down during an Israeli air attack in northern Syria.

President Trump cancelled a planned meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin because of the incident involving three Ukrainian warships blocked and seized by Russian border police for entering waters controlled by Russia.     The President noted that the 23 Ukrainian military on the ships are still being held by Russia as well as the ships themselves.

Mr. Trump hopes to meet Mr. Putin at a future date.

Russia says the aggressive actions of the Ukrainian vessels last Sunday were deliberately designed to provoke a response.

Ukraine is imposing restrictions on Russians living in Ukraine including travel abroad, bank withdrawals and currency exchange.

President Trump arrived in Argentina for the G20 summit last night.

This morning he was meeting with Argentina's President Mauricio Macri.  Trump said he would be talking about "good things for both countries" with the Argentine president.

A highlight of the summit involving the world's 20 largest nations economically will be the meeting of the leaders of the two economic superpowers, the United States and China.

President Trump and China's President Xi Jinping will tackle the divide between the two countries as the United States tries to leverage a more favorable economic position versus China.

You can see live local video from Buenos Aires, Argentina at this link for "Todo Noticias" TN24...LINK

President Trump's former lawyer Michael Cohen pled guilty in federal court in New York Thursday.   Its part of a plea deal agreement with Special Counsel Robert Mueller.

Cohen pled guilty to one count of lying to Congress about Trump and business dealings in Russia.

Rona Romney McDaniel is staying on as chair of  the Republican National Committee through the 2020 election cycle.   That's word from President Trump who said she oversaw the gain of two Senate seats in the mid-term election and has raised a lot of money in her first two year term.   His support of McDaniel, who is a relative of incoming Senator Mitt Romney of Utah, was expressed in a tweet Thursday afternoon.

This word from "Mr. Brexit" Nigel Farage on his radio show Thursday:

"Yes, President Trump and I did have a conversation a couple of weeks fair to guess we had a little chat about Brexit."

This week President Trump has commented echoing Farage's sentiments against the Brexit deal British Prime Minister Theresa May negotiated with the EU.

A public opinion poll in the UK, the Deltapoll says given the option of leaving without a deal or remaining in the European Union, LEAVE WITH NO DEAL WINS WITH 52 PERCENT SUPPORT OVER 48 percent for Remain.

And on "Facebook" this week activist Tommy Robinson is urging people to join the United Kingdom Independence Party, the pro-Brexit third party in the UK.  UKIP leader Gerard Batten recently named Robinson as an unpaid adviser on sex abuse gangs and prisons.

Italian aid worker Silvia Romano, kidnapped in Kenya, is being forced to wear a niqab, the Islamic garment where only eyes show.   They also put mud on her hands and face right after her kidnapping to hide her identity.    Her braids were cut off and discovered in a forest after her kidnapping.   Its been ten days since she was taken by her captors.

Singer and songwriter Yusuf Islam, formerly known as Cat Stevens, says schools today teach brilliant things and technologies:

"but where is God, where is Allah"

He spoke at a "Halal" summit and expo in Istanbul organized by the Turkish presidency.   Cat Stevens converted to Islam in 1978 and changed his name.

I guess you could say "baby, baby it's a wild world".

And that's the way it really is this Friday morning November 30th, 2018/

Thursday, November 29, 2018



The peace talks are underway behind the scenes in Qatar, but the war in Afghanistan continues with 30 civilians killed in a US airstrike in Helmand province Wednesday.

Just as was the strategy in Vietnam 50 years ago the increased pace of air strikes are aimed at driving the pace of the peace talks.

The President's son-in-law Jared Kushner is set to receive Mexico's top award today, the Order of the Aztec Eagle.   Kushner is getting the award for negotiating the recent trade deal with the USA.

His wife Ivanka Trump will help represent the United States at the inauguration of Mexico's incoming President Manuel Lopez Obrador on Saturday.

Russian President Vladimir Putin says that Ukraine deliberately staged the incident in the Kerch Strait last Sunday when three Ukrainian warships deliberately tried to enter the Sea of Azov, which is under Russian supervision.

Authorities in Moscow are also saying that yesterday's phoned in bomb threat that prompted numerous evacuations around the Russian capital came from Ukraine.

The Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko is urging NATO to send warships to Sea of Azov following last Sunday's incident.

The Kremlin  says that Russia's President Vladmir Putin will discuss the Jamal Khashoggi murder when Putin meets Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman in Buenos Aires at the G20 summit.

A prosecutor in Argentina launched an investigation of Mohammed Bin Salman as the Crown Prince arrived there Wednesday for the G20 summit.   The investigation is focused on the Saudi activities in the civil war in Yemen and how they may be violating human rights.

The US Senate has voted 63-37 to move forward a motion to end US support for the Saudi led coalition fighting the civil war in Yemen.

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Defense Secretary Jim Mattis urged Senators not to support the motion.

Pompeo and Mattis appeared before the Senate Intelligence Committee Wednesday urging support for Saudi Arabia in spite of the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi in Istanbul on October 2nd.

Not appearing before the closed door hearing was CIA Director Gina Haspel, who has heard the audio recording of Khashoggi's murder.    News reports have said that the CIA believes Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman was involved in the murder.   Some Senators were upset by her absence.

Pledging to withhold his vote on key legislation until there is a CIA briefing of the intelligence committee is Senator Lindsey Graham of South Carolina.

When the vote was taken inside the Democrats House caucus Nancy Pelosi was the winner for Speaker of the House, but 32 Progressive left-leaning Democrats declined to support her.

If she cannot command those 32 votes on the floor in January she will not be able to win the contest for Speaker.

We shall if her opposition is still there in January or if its just kabuki.

Over in the UK Bank of England governor Mark Carney has warned of recession if their is a no-deal Brexit.

His warning appears to be another attempt by political and business leaders to shore up support for Prime Minister Theresa May's plan for Brexit she is trying to push through Parliament.

Supporters of Brexit see her plan as a fake Brexit and a sellout to the European Union that will keep the EU in control of the UK.

Wednesday, November 28, 2018


"I tried to go outside the media, both in this case media from the conservative side and the media from the liberal side cause I do not believe either one of them are telling the truth.   They both have their own motives...."

Ammon Bundy Explains How He Decided To Look At The Migrant Caravan On The Southern Border In "Facebook" Video 11/27/2018

For the second time in the last week, Ammon Bundy came on "Facebook" to explain his views on the migrant caravan working its way to our southern border.

Ammon Bundy drew a lot of angry comments as he explained that criminal activity in Honduras is driving people out of the country as refugees to seek a better life, people who have seen family members killed and people who are facing extortion from gangsters.

Bundy says there are criminals in the groups moving north towards the US border causing trouble but conservative media that say they are all criminals are not telling the truth.

He says he's disturbed by comments even from President Trump that seem to portray the entire group as criminals.  This notion is a "stereotype" in his opinion.

Bundy asks:

"......What about the individual?  What about those who have come for reasons of need?  Their families.  What about you know the fathers, the mothers and the children that have come here and are willing to go through the process to apply for asylum so they can come into this country?"

Bundy notes that some of the people seeking to enter our country have from the south have been "oppressed" by criminals in the places where they came from.

Meanwhile President Trump himself has said that none of them will be allowed into the country until their cases go through the system with the implication being that some will be allowed in.

But to make it crystal clear for anyone willing to look and hear for themselves here's what Trump said during his confrontation with CNN's Jim Acosta earlier this month at a White House Press Conference:

"I want them to come in to the country, but they have to come in legally, you know Jim, they have to come in through a process.  I want it to be a process.   And I want people to come in.  We need the people.....You know why we need the people.  Because we have hundreds of companies moving in.  We need the people."

So at the end of the day even President Trump is saying some of these people need to be let in this country to fill jobs in this country.

Why all this media noise and drama from talk radio to Fox News to MSNBC to CNN etc. etc.?  Their game is to get you to march in lockstep with major political parties IMHO and they'll say anything to get you suckered into walking through the elephant dung or the donkey dung.

Why all this hatred of Ammon Bundy for saying that some of these people should be accepted through the legal process of applying for asylum?

Did we just find some truth here?

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A federal judge is delaying ruling on a request to make public any criminal charges against Wikileaks founder Julian Assange.

US District Judge Leonie Brinkema called the matter:

"an interesting case to say the least"

The judge and federal prosecutors say charges are usually kept secret until after arrest.

Lawyers for the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press have filed a motion to unseal.

Assange, who is holed up in Ecuador's embassy in London, is trying to avoid expected extradition to the United States.    The Special Counsel Robert Mueller has been asking a lot of questions about Assange and Wikileaks in his investigation of alleged interference in the 2016 election.

Assange publicized Democrat e-mails during the election year.

Assange has instructed his lawyers to the sue "The Guardian" newspaper in the UK for publishing a claim that former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort, convicted in connection with Special Counsel Robert Mueller's probe, held "secret talks" with Assange at the Ecuadorean embassy in London.

Sepcial Counsel Mueller's office claims that Manafort is lying to them.   Manafort agreed to cooperate with Mueller's probe after being convicted in his first criminal trial.

Meanwhile, President Trump tweeting Tuesday evening that:

"The Mueller Witch Hunt is a total disgrace"

noting that Mueller is ignoring Hillary Clinton's deleted and destroyed emails in the face of a Congressional Subpoena.


That's the upshot of GM's restructuring plan announced Monday that closes four facilities in the United States and one in Canada.

President Trump says he is considering cutting subsidies to GM with GM's restructuring pointing to increased electric car production in China.

White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow confirmed that subsidies to GM for electric car production are under review.

President Trump has spoken out on Brexit noting that the deal reached between British Prime Minister Theresa May and the European Union leaders appears not to allow the UK to trade with the United States:

Trump told reporters outside the White House Monday that the agreement:

"sounds like a great deal for the EU"

President Trump says he may cancel a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin set to happen during the G 20 meeting in Argentina at the end of the week.   Speaking to the "Washington Post", the President said he was awaiting a briefing on what happened last Sunday in the Kerch Strait when Ukrainian warships trying to enter Russian controlled waters were blocked and seized by the Russians.

Trump told the "Post" regarding the Russian actions.

"I don't like that aggression" 

Ukraine is imposing martial law in certain regions as of today that border Russian separatist or Russian allied territories on the country's borders.  Russia has expressed its concern about military action but its possible the move is a way to buck up support for incumbent Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, who's facing re-election in March.

Russia's Interfax News Agency reports that the advanced S-400 air defense system will be deployed in Crimea by the end of the year.   Crimea was annexed from Ukraine by Russia in 2014.

Getting back to the Brexit story.

A vote is set in the British House of Commons on Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit plan for Tuesday December 11th.

May has challenged the Leader of the Opposition, the Labor Party's Jeremy Corbyn,  to debate Brexit but Brexiteers say that neither one of them is a real Brexit supporter and a real Brexit supporter should be part of the debate.

United Kingdom Independence Party leader Gerard Batten notes he is the leader of a real Brexit party and should be part of a debate.

Israel's Attorney General Avihai Mendelblit says that one of the corruption investigations involving Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is almost finished.

Case 4000 is based on the allegation that Netanyahu used his power as Communications Minister, a portfolio he held for a few years starting in 2014, to favor the owner of the "Ynet" news website financially in exchange for favorable news coverage.

Turkish police were searching the home of a Saudi national near Istanbul this week.   The man who's home and property were being searched had met with a member of the 15 man assassination team that carried out the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul October 2nd.

The Turkish foreign minister says that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman, believed by many to be behind Khashoggi's murder, has requested a meeting with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan at the G20 meeting in Argentina at the end of the week.    He told a German newspaper that Erdogan is considering meeting with Bin Salman.

In Tunisia on Tuesday, hundreds protested against the visit of Mohammed Bin Salman to that country.    They chanted "the murderer is not welcome in Tunisia".

Police in Alabama issued a new statement Monday regarding the killing of the wrong man following a shooting incident at a mall on Thanksgiving.

The Hoover Police Department said that Emantic Fitzgerald Bradford Jr.  had:

"heightened the sense of threat"

when he drew a firearm when two people were shot and injured in the mall.

Bradford, 21, was a US Army veteran and his family said he had a permit to carry his weapon and Alabama law allows people to carry firearms.

The gunman in the incident is still at large.

Thousands are being told to flee powerful brush fires in the Australian state of Queensland.

The threat level has been raised to its highest-catastrophic.

The worst threat is to a town populated by thousands, Gracemere, located near the northern Queensland city of Rockhampton.   There eight thousand have been told to leave immediately.

More on this ABC News blog from Australia...LINK

A Chinese scientist, He Jiankui, claims he has created the first genetically edited babies.

He defended his work at a genome summit in Hong Kong this week.   He Jiankui works at a university in the Chinese city of Shenzhen and the university says its unaware of his work but plans to launch an investigation.

Many scientists have condemned his announcement.  He, that's his last name, says he financed the work himself and the university was not aware of it.

A railway station and 12 shopping malls were evacuated in Moscow today following an anonymous bomb threat phone call.

The Special Election runoff for the US Senate seat in Mississippi held by appointed US Senator Republican Cindy Hyde-Smith held Tuesday and the results are in with Hyde-Smith defeating Democrat former US Agriculture Secretary Mike Espy 54-46 percent.

The creator of "Sponge Bob Square Pants", Stephen Hillenburg, is dead at the age of 57.  Hillenburg died of ALS (motor neurone disease).


Its easy to feel good about security enhancement at the southern border to keep people from Mexico and points south from getting into the country, people who may be criminals, people who may take jobs from Americans.

But then along comes General Motors announcing a "restructuring" which will close down four plants in the US and affect more than 10,000 jobs in America.

They plan to move those jobs to Mexico and even China.

So the jobs are being lost to Americans anyway because of the machinations of a multi-national corporation.

President Trump is not happy and is talking about cutting subsidies to GM.

But we are faced again with the stark reality of big business being more powerful than sovereign governments and of the superpower status of big business and big banks.

President Trump is upset, but he could have sent a stronger message earlier by backing conservative outsider candidates for public office instead of US Chamber of Commerce-Cheap Labor Express ones ranging from Never Trumper Mitt Romney in Utah to the appointed US Senator in Mississippi, Cindy Hyde-Smith.

Hyde-Smith won last night but only 54-46 percent running five points below incumbent GOP Senator Roger Wicker's 59 percent total in the general election three weeks ago.

Tuesday, November 27, 2018


"We have to worry about the end of the month.....12 times a year"

"Yellow Jacket" Protester In France Explains That While Others May Worry About "The End Of The World" The Protesters Have More Immediate Worries

They say that "pro-business" French President Emmanuel Macron is out of touch with the "little people" with his massive increases in fuel taxes that burden the average people.  Taxes that are imposed in the name of "going green".

Today Macron was saying the taxes need to be fairer, but he was insisting that they must go forward.

The French fuel taxes and taxes imposed in other countries like higher utility bills in Canada in the name of "climate change" remind us of the harsh truth about "climate change"

The issue is really one of political leaders and business leaders creating a "crisis" to justify higher taxes on little people while big business-big corporations enjoy "carbon credits".

Otherwise liberal and progressive people who might not like "big business" are hustled into tax schemes that put the burden on the average person instead of the big people and big corporations.

It was former Walmart Chairman Rob Walton (son of Sam Walton) and former Walmart CEO Lee Scott who were big champions of "sustainability", the company's belief in man-made climate change.

When conservative shareholders showed up at the annual meetings to challenge the company's policy, they answered the accusation of the company going "to the Left" by saying that Walmart's policy supporting the notion of man-made climate change would make the company more profitable.

And that's the way it really is when it comes to "climate change" and Emmanuel Macron's fuel taxes in France and "climate change" taxes wherever they are imposed.

Its a trick to fund welfare states with taxes on the backs of the little people.

Monday, November 26, 2018



It looks the pressure on Russia is being ratcheted up ahead of the G20 summit later this week, where Russian officials are hoping for a face to face meeting between President Trump and Russia's President Vladimir Putin.

Three armed Ukrainian ships who tried to operate in an area restricted by Russia were blocked and seized Sunday.    Six Ukrainian crew members were injured when two gunboats and a tug were taken by Russian special forces.

The tensions between Russia and Ukraine in the Kerch Strait have been building for months with repeated violations of the restricted zone in the Sea of Azov by Ukrainian ships.

The Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko declared martial law and called an urgent meeting of his "war cabinet" over the matter.  Protestors in Kiev threw flares outside the Russian Embassy setting a car belonging to the embassy on fire.

NATO called for "restraint" and "de-escalation" while the European Union says that Russia must:

"restore freedom of passage"

for Ukrainian warships in the area.

The UN Security Council is set to meet to discuss the matter.

Russian aircraft attacked jihadist artillery sites in northern Syria following a chemical attack on the city of Aleppo Saturday night.

The opposition forces shelled the government controlled city with what appear to be chlorine filled projectiles.

The Syrian government reports that 107 people were injured with breathing difficulties following the shelling.

British Prime Minister Theresa May calls it the:

"best and only deal possible"

Her Brexit plan approved by the 27 EU nations Sunday amidst deep dismay and disgust in her own country with many calling it "treason" and a "sell out".

May will now have to manipulate her plan through Parliament where there is said to be a lot of opposition in the House of Commons and inside her own Conservative Party.

US Border Patrol agents used tear gas to drive back some 500 migrants who tried to rush the border near Tijuana, Mexico.

Mexican authorities say the group of 500 will be deported from Mexico for their violent attempt to cross the border.

President Trump says he will not allow any of the members of the "migrant caravan" on the southern border into the United States until the courts have ruled on their individual cases, which could take months.

Democrats will probe President Trump's financial connections to Saudi Arabia.    The new chair of the House Intelligence Committee, Democrat Adam Schiff of California is asking;

"Is his personal financial interest driving US policy in the Gulf?"

Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman, widely believed to be behind the October 2nd murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, visited the Gulf oil kingdom of Bahrain on Sunday.

An official in the office of Israel's Prime Minister suggested to Israel Radio last Friday that Benjamin Netanyahu will soon be visiting Bahrain following up on a recent visit to another Arab country in the Gulf region, Oman.

Netanyahu received the President of the African nation of Chad on Sunday.   His visit was on short notice.  President Idriss Deby's country is a majority Muslim country and Deby said there needs to be a solution to the Palestinian-Israeli dispute.

The Israeli newspaper "Haaretz" reports that two Saudi officials met with representatives of an Israeli firm to discuss advanced phone hacking technology sold by the Israeli company.   The meeting took place in Vienna last year.

Edward Snowden, the former National Security Agency contractor and whistleblower, said earlier this month that the same Israeli company, NSO Group Technologies,  provided technology that was used to track Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi before his murder.

NSO says its products are used to "fight crime and terror".

Lawyers for Wikileaks founder Julian Assange were denied access to him at the Ecuadorean Embassy in London over the weekend.

The lawyers are planning an appeal in a US court in northern Virginia to unseal information that in its redacted form points to Assange either being charged with a crime or facing criminal charges.

The General Motors plant in Oshawa, Ontario is closing down completely with thousands of Canadians facing loss of their jobs.    That's according to CTV News.

Meanwhile, the CBC says government sources have confirmed the plant is set to close, but the government sources say jobs may not be lost because GM is involved a "global restructuring plan".

Sunday, November 25, 2018


Three Ukrainian Navy vessels, two gunboats and a tug, approached a restricted zone in the Sea of Azov Sunday which lies between Russian and Ukrainian territory.

Russia blocked the Kerch Strait with a cargo ship and special forces were used to take the Ukrainian ships by force.    The vessels were seized at around 8-830 pm local time Sunday (12 Noon-1230 pm Eastern US time).

Ukraine says six were injured, Russia says three.

Russia says all three vessels are being detained.

Ukraine is proposing martial law for 60 days.

Protesters were outside the Russian Embassy in Kiev Sunday night with some throwing flares and setting a car belonging to the embassy on fire.

The UN Security Council is set to meet to discuss the matter.

Russia's Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov spoke at a news conference Monday saying the Ukrainian warships were violating Russian sovereignty and breaking international agreements.

The "Southfront" website has published an analysis suggesting the situation is at the "brink of war"....SOUTHFRONT LINK

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"Aircraft of the Russian Aerospace Defense Forces destroyed militants in Syria, who shelled civilians in Aleppo with chemical munitions on Saturday, Russian Defense Ministry Spokesman Igor Konashenkov told reporters"

"Tass" Report Sunday 11/25/2018-LINK

On Saturday night, the government controlled city of Aleppo in northern Syria was shelled with chemical munitions filled with chlorine.   107 civilians were hospitalized after the attacks in several sections of the city according to the government news agency SANA.

Russia sent in chemcial weapons teams to analyze the attack sites and their preliminary estimate is that chlorine was used.

Later Russia attacked the militant artillery positions used for the attack with air strikes consulting by phone with Turkey to warn about the air attacks.

The pro-government Turkish newspaper "Yeni Safak" says that the Russian and Turkish Defense Ministers, Sergei Shoigu and Hulusi Akar, spoke by phone Sunday to discuss security measures in the Idlib region north of Aleppo.

Russia and Turkey are the guarantors of a deconfliction zone in the Idlib region.

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Saturday, November 24, 2018


"The country of Iran, as an example, is responsible for a bloody proxy war against Saudi Arabia in Yemen, trying to destabilize Iraq's fragile attempt at democracy, supporting the terror group Hezbollah, propping up dictator Bashar Asaad in Syria (who has killed millions of his own citizens) and much more....."

From the first full paragraph of President Trump's statement supporting Saudi Arabia under the heading "America First!"  11/20/2018

"Is President Trump about to replicate President Bush's folly?"

Columnist Pat Buchanan

It is patently obvious that President Trump has made Iran into the nasty guy just like all the nasty characters his close friend Vince McMahon rolled out over the years to entertain like the one I remember so well from the 1970's with his turban and dark glasses, the Grand Wizard of Wrestling.-LINK

The nonsense about Assad in Syria whose crime was only to fight back against Al-Qaeda jihadists and their kin backed by the Saudis and their cousins the Qataris trying to overthrow him is just like World War I when a British propaganda machine (heck, probably the same one operating in this situation) told us German soldiers in Belgium were tossing babies into bayonets.

The USA was being set up for war then just as it appears to be now.

The intense economic pressures Trump has begun to apply to Iran are steps short of war, the kind of treatment given to Germany and Japan in 1940 and 1941.

U-Boats were attacking US ships by the middle of 1941 and we all know what Japan did in the end.

Columnist Pat Buchanan's recent column points to a reprise of President Bush's policies in Iraq, with more disastrous consequences on the way.

Buchanan tries to clear up the nonsense about Yemen in his recent column:

"It is not Iran but Saudi Arabia and the UAE, with U.S. munitions and logistic support, whose troops, bombs and blockade are responsible for the thousands of casualties in Yemen and the millions who suffer from cholera, malnutrition and starvation.

It is not the Iranians who are trying to close the last port of entry for humanitarian aid for the suffering civilian population"

And when comes to Iran as the leader in "terrorism" again Buchanan gives us the truth:

"....the 3,000 we lost in that monstrous atrocity of 9/11 were the victims of 15 Saudi terrorists, not Iranians...

…..the major terrorist organizations we fight today in the Near East, Middle East and Africa-al Qaeda and its affiliates, the Taliban, ISIS, Boko Haram, al-Shabaab--are all Sunni, like the Saudis."

But Iran's nuclear program you say.  Well, North Korea's very real and dangerous nuclear program drew a summit meeting between its ruler and President Donald J. Trump in the end.

We're supposed to be doing this for Israel and yes I do consider myself to be a Zionist, but I do not look at Israel as an idol.

Ancient Israel had its sins like Tamar being raped and David's lust for Bathsheba with the massive and disastrous political consequences.

Modern Israel has its sins too like former President Moshe Katsav's rape conviction and jail sentence and then there's Aryeh Deri, leader of the religious party Shas and cabinet minister.

He was convicted of bribery, fraud and breach of trust in 1999 and did jail time.   He came back to politics and is now Interior Minister.   Now police have a list of crimes they have recommended charges on including fraud, breach of trust, tax offenses, perjury etc. etc.

Iran has its militant attitude as well with its "Death to Israel" and "Death to America".   It calls Israel anything but Israel with names like the "Zionist entity" and now President Rouhani speaks of Israel as a "cancerous tumor".

The Iranian religious regime has its hypocrisy just the many religious Jews exemplified by
Mr. Deri.

For me, what was shocking was reading in "Haaretz" first regarding men from Israel and later in the "New York Times" regarding men from Iran was that they both shared a common "tourism" destination.

Both Iranian and Israeli men end up in Thailand for illicit sexual activities including those with underage victims.

And when God looks down on these two nations and those beyond including Saudi Arabia and the USA that is what God sees.

Must I see it differently.    I am a sinner, Donald Trump is a sinner, Benjamin Netanyahu is a sinner, Mohammed Bin Salman is a sinner and Hassan Rouhani of Iran is a sinner.  I prefer to see it that way.


Woodrow Wilson and Franklin Roosevelt were all for America First, weren't they and I think we all know what the end game was looking back in history.

World War I locked in World War II as a consequence.

We can't change what happened then, but I sure hope we wake up to the truth about what's coming at us.

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Thursday, November 22, 2018



In the middle of other tweets Thanksgiving morning about Chief Justice Roberts comments and politically biased courts, wishing everyone a "Happy Thanksgiving" and so on President Trump retweeted his full commitment to Saudi Arabia again starting with quoting Secretary of State Mike Pompeo:

"'Its a mean and nasty world out there, the Middle East in particular.  This is a long and historic commitment, & one that is absolutely vital to America's national security'  @SecPompeo  I agree 100%. In addition, many Billions of Dollars of purchases made in U.S., big Jobs & Oil!"

Meanwhile, columnist Patrick Buchanan notes that President Trump has misstated the facts regarding Iran in his support for Saudi Arabia following Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi's murder:

"the cause of the 7,000 U.S. military dead in the Middle East in this century, and the 60,000 wounded, are the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq that were launched by the United States and George Bush, not by Iran.....

As for U.S. civilian casualties, the 3,000 we lost in that monstrous atrocity of 9/11 were the victims of 15 Saudi terrorists, not Iranians..."

Buchanan asks in regards to Trump's inaccurate assessment of Iran's record in the Middle East:

"Is President Trump about to replicate President Bush's folly?"

His column is here.....LINK

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu says regarding President Trump and Khashoggi:

"In one sense, Trump is saying 'I will turn a blind eye'"

Cavusoglu commented in an interview with the "CNN Turk" channel.

Turkey's Foreign Minister also says that the deal with the United States to remove Kurdish militia from cities east of the Euphrates River in Syria must be completed by the end of the year.

Turkey's Defense Minister is expressing his country's unease about US plans to set up "observation posts" along Syria's border with Turkey.  Hulusi Akar told US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis and Joint Chiefs Chairman Joseph Dunford that such posts would have a negative impact on perceptions of the United States in Turkey.

Russia's representative to the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, Alexander
Shulgin, says the United States is promoting chemical terrorism through association with extremist Syrian opposition groups.

Shulgin says the US military in Syria covers the false flag chemical attacks perpetrated by the jihadists and affiliated groups like the "White Helmets".   He says in part:

"The real goal of the United States' military presence is provide a cover for for extremist groups acting in Syria, in its own political interests.  And these groups are behind provocations with the use of chemical weapons in Khan Shaykoun and numerous other chemical incidents..."

Russia's "Radio Sputnik" reports that French experts have helped al-Qaeda jihadists in northern Syria to load chemical warheads onto missiles.

The Syrian government and Russia believe a false flag chemical attack will be staged by Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) to draw US and allied military intervention in Syria.

Raed Fares, the operator of an independent radio station targeted by the HTS jihadists, shot dead in northern Syria.   His "Radio Fresh" had been ordered by the jihadists to stop playing music.

Jerome Corsi, who has said he is facing indictment by Special Counsel Robert Muller, is reported to be in plea deal negotiations with Mueller.   Corsi and another person familiar with the talks have told this to the media.

Corsi is a former associate of both Alex Jones of InfoWars and political operative Roger Stone.  Reportedly Mueller is trying to connect Wikileaks into the activities of Corsi and Stone.

Stone says Corsi is under intense pressure from the special counsel to say what Mueller wants to hear which Stone considers to be a story that is not true.   Stone says Mr. Corsi thinks the 1969 lunar landing was a staged event, which would make him a less than credible witness.

Corsi predicted publicly and correctly in 2016 that John Podesta's emails were about to be publicized by Wikileaks but he says it was based on public information, not a conversation with anyone associated with Wikileaks.

The Trump Administration is asking the US Supreme Court to immediately review lawsuits against the Defense Department's policy on transgender people serving in the US military.

President Donald Trump criticized a federal court ruling against his immigration policy saying it was the work of an "Obama judge".

US Chief Justice John Roberts responded asserting the notion of the "independence" of the federal judiciary.

But President Trump tweeted in part late Wednesday afternoon:

"Sorry Chief Justice Roberts, but you indeed have 'Obama judges', and they have a much different point of view than the people who are charged with the safety of our country....."

On Thursday British Prime Minister Theresa May was hailing a non-binding part of Britain's Brexit agreement with the European Union that includes a reference to end of free movement, but also affirms the role of the European Court of Justice in interpreting law.

The binding 585-page document on Brexit states that the UK cannot interfere with the "four freedoms" of the EU which includes the free movement of people.

May is doubled down in her support of the plan set to be finalized with the EU Sunday in Brussels.

Meanwhile, opponents of Theresa May's Brexit plan including UKIP leader Gerard Batten and activist Tommy Robinson, plus many others are rallying Sunday December 9th in opposition to May's Brexit deal.

Robinson has called May's Brexit deal:

"the biggest betrayal of a democratic vote ever"

Former UKIP leader Nigel Farage has expressed his disgust over Tommy Robinson, saying he's "appalled" that current  United Kingdom Independence Party leader Gerard Batten has enlisted Robinson as an unpaid adviser.

For his part, Mr. Batten says Robinson will advise him on prisons and rape gangs only.  Batten also said Farage was telling people he was involved in the "Leave Means Leave" campaign and not UKIP anymore with the implication being that Farage should butt out of the matter.

Israel's Energy Minister Yuval Steinitz says his country is building a large energy pipeline to export fuel to Europe.

Steinitz's comments come days after Russia's President Vladimir Putin and the Turkish leader Recep Tayyip Erdogan hailed the "Turkstream" pipeline that's exporting Russian energy supplies through Turkey and into Europe.

"Turkstream" is set to become operational next year.

An adviser to Israel's Prime Minister accused of sexual misconduct is set to resign.  That's the assessment of Israel's Civil Service Commission which was closing its disciplinary case involving  David Keyes.

Keyes served as a spokesman to foreign media for Prime Minister and currently on a time out from his work.

An Israeli television news channel reported Thursday that the commission determined that the complaints from several women predated Keyes joining Israel's civil service.   The commission believes that Keyes will now resign from his position.

The commission also determined that Israel's Ambassador to the US Ron Dermer's conduct did not require any disciplinary action.   Dermer reportedly was made aware of Keyes conduct but did not report to the Prime Minister's Office.

A report in the Jerusalem Palestinian newspaper ("Al Quds") says that President Trump's "Deal of the Century" peace plan involving Israel and the Palestinians is on hold for now.

There were suggestions the plan was set to be unveiled next week, but the date has been moved to February 2019.

Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is blamed for the delay.  Netanyahu has faced challenges to his government in recent days from conservative elements in his coalition who are not supportive of any concessions to the Palestinians.

In Paris today, Saturday, police are using tear gas against crowds demanding lower fuel prices.  The "Yellow Jackets" met police using barriers and tear gas to keep them away from government buildings.

Some protestors yelling for France's President Emmanuel Macron to resign and France's Interior Minister blaming the protests on the opposition "National Rally", formerly known as the "National Front".

National Rally leader Marine Le Pen says he is not telling the truth.

Macron has raised fuel taxes annually in France ostensibly for climate protection purposes with new increases in the neighborhood of 25 cents a gallon for commonly used diesel fuel and 10 cents a gallon for gasoline set to kick in at the beginning of next year.

In Sweden on Friday, the parliament speaker Andreas Norlen asked Social Democrat leader Stefan Lofven to make an attempt to form a new government.  Norlen will formally nominate Lofven to be Prime Minister on December 3rd.

On Thursday the leader of the Center Party, Annie Loof, ended her bid to facilitate a cross party government that would exclude the anti-mass immigration Sweden Democrats from it.

She indicated the various parties had some agreements on issues but were farther apart on labor and immigration policy.

If the deadlock were to continue and new elections were needed, polling indicates gains for the Sweden Democrats.

Friday in Pakistan gunmen attacked the Chinese consulate in Karachi.  No Chinese were hurt but four were killed in the attack including police guarding the building.   The three gunmen shot dead by the police.

They were separatists from western Pakistan who oppose Chinese investment in their region.

In another part of Pakistan Friday,  at least 30 Shia Muslims were killed in a bombing attack by Sunni extremists.

Five children were killed in China Thursday when a car slammed into a group of children in the  street outside a school in a northeastern Chinese city.   18 others were injured including 16 children.

Police arrested the driver two hours later in a rural area.   The case is under investigation and the police did not offer a motive for what happened.

This and other mass attack incidents in China are described in government controlled media there as resulting from mental illness, alienation from society or a matter of settling scores.

Activist and investigative journalist Laura Loomer is on the list of those permanently banned from Twitter.

Her offense was criticizing Sharia Law.

You can find Laura Loomer now on Gab.

The Turkish opposition leader Fetullah Gulen is being blamed for the killing of the Russian Ambassador in the Turkish capital Ankara on December 19, 2016, according to a Turkish news agency.

An Ankara court has received the indictments for 28 people in connection with the assassination of Andey Karlov committed by  police officer Mevlut Mert Altintas who was shot dead by other police on the spot.

They include Gulen, who lives in exile in a compound near Altoona, Pennsylvania, and other members of his movement blamed by the Turkish government for a coup attempt earlier in 2016.  The Turkish regime says Gulen and his movement were trying to hurt Russo-Turkish relations.

Wednesday, November 21, 2018



"It's a mean nasty world out there"

US Secertary of State Mike Pompeo On Close US-Saudi Relationship Continuing After Khashoggi Murder 11/20/2018

In an announcement clearly designed to happen during the Thanksgiving Week, President Trump has stressed the important economic relationship between the US and Saudi Arabia and Iran as a security threat in saying the US relationship with the Saudis will continue in spite of the brutal murder of  Saudi Jamal Khashoggi at the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul October 2nd.

Foreign Minister Javad Zarif of Iran Tweeted:

"Mr. Trump bizarrely devotes the FIRST paragraph of his shameful statement on Saudi atrocities to accuse IRAN of every sort of malfeasance he can think of. Perhaps we're also responsible for the California fires because we didn't help rake the forests-just like the Finns do?"

Pompeo met with Turkey's Foreign Minister who was told the US position on Saudi Arabia and he reacted with disappointment.

An anonymous State Department official told ABC News that its "blindingly obvious" that the order to kill Khashoggi came "from the top" in Saudi Arabia.

Last evening the top Republican and Democrat on the Senate Foreign Relations, Chairman outgoing Senator Bob Corker of Tennessee and Senator Bob Menendez of New Jersey have asked the Trump Administration for an investigation into whether Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman ordered the killing under an international sanctions law.

They must get a response within 120 days.

President Trump says he was submitted written answers to Special Counsel Robert Mueller's questions.

The President told reporters that he has sent in his answers to:

"the witch hunt"

The "New York Times" reports that President Trump wanted to see Hillary Clinton and former FBI Director James Comey prosecuted.  

The "Times" reported that he told this to the Office of White House Counsel.   Lawyers at the counsel's office are said to have prepared a list of possible consequences for the President of such action.


That is the official word from the Centers for Disease Control.

There are some 50 cases of people being sickened by e-coli bacteria in romaine lettuce in the United States and Canada and the source can not be traced.

Any peace plan that President Trump may have in mind, some say he will announce it next week, is a "waste of time" according to Israel's Justice Minister.  Ayelet Shaked spoke before diplomats in Israel and she said the differences between Israel and the Palestinians are too wide.

Police in Israel have recommended charges of fraud, breach of trust, tax offenses, obstruction of justice, perjury and money laundering against the Interior Minister Arye Dery.

Dery is chairman of the Shas, an ultra-orthodox religious party, who also served as Interior Minister from 1988 to 1993.

He was convicted of bribery and fraud in 2000 and served 22 months in prison.

"Axios" has reported that Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told a closed hearing that Russia has approached Israel and the United States regarding Iranian presence in Syria.  Russia's proposal was that Iran would get relief from some sanctions in return for a pullout of Iranian forces and their associated militias from Syria.

US envoy for Syria, James Jeffrey, told reporters in a conference call Tuesday that all other foreign forces in Syria would be ready to leave if the Iranian forces left and there were a political settlement.

Jeffrey said that Russian military presence should be the only foreign presence in the country since it predates the civil war that started in 2011.

Iraq says 40 Islamic State fighters were killed in air attacks launched Tuesday against ISIS positions in eastern Syria.

A new head of Interpol picked today in a vote moved forward from its scheduled date to prevent a Russian official from getting selected.

Kim Jong Yang of South Korea won the vote.

British Prime Minister Theresa May in Brussels today meeting with European Union officials tweaking her Brexit proposal to meet opposition within her own government and from other quarters.

The leader of the pro-Brexit United Kingdom Independence Party Gerard Batten is not impressed with her activities tweeting yesterday:

"I hear Mrs. May is going to Brussels tomorrow to meet Jean Claude Juncker.  No doubt to give a Brexit Betrayal update and to get fresh instructions.  How much worse can it get"

A federal district judge in Mississippi has ruled against a state law designed to limit abortions after the first 15 weeks of pregnancy. 

Judge Carlton Reeves denounced the law as an attempt to create a legal challenge to the US Supreme Court's Roe vs. Wade. decision that legalized abortion in 1973.

No immediate word if Mississippi intends to appeal the ruling.

Word from Washington is that the Trump Administration intends to appeal a federal district judge's ruling against rules for asylum seekers as soon as possible.  US District Court Judge Jon Tigar ruled against the President late Monday.

The former president of Michigan State University is charged with lying to police investigating the sex abuse case of Dr. Larry Nassar, who worked for the university and was a doctor for the USA gymnastics team.

Lou Anna Simon is charged with two felony and two misdemeanor counts.

And there's been a legal settlement in Palm Beach County, Florida in the wrongful death lawsuit filed against tennis star Venus Williams over a fatal accident last year when a 78-year old man was killed.

The estate of Jerome Barson reached agreement with Williams last week that includes an undetermined amount of money changing hands to cover certain expenses.

Tuesday, November 20, 2018


"I guess the audio recordings of the moments during, before and after Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi's  killing are going to start being released as of today.  Because the international discussions about the order for this brutal murder, its organization, preparations and perpetration have made it necessary to present "new evidence".  Today or this week seems to be the most convenient time to do this....."

Commentator Ibrahim Karagul In Turkey's Pro-Government "Yeni Safak" newspaper 11/19/2018

"It's a suffering tape, it's a terrible tape."

US President Donald J. Trump In "Fox News Sunday" interview that was broadcast 11/18/2018

The man who puts out the message for the Turkish regime of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is driving home the message that Turkey sees the killing of Khashoggi as being an act done at the bidding of Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman and with the US State Department and President Trump hedging on putting the blame on the Crown Prince, Ibrahim Karagul asserts that Turkey is about to reveal more that will pin the blame on Bin Salman and others:

"The conversations among the murders, their conversations with Riyadh after committing the murder, dialogues that will prove the crown prince was the one who directly gave the order, perhaps the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Egyptian intelligence's role in the incident, and as a matter of fact, information on Israeli intelligence's 'expertise' or on the U.S. leg of the murder may be revealed"

He says the revelations will shake up Saudi Arabia and the region and "create brand new situations in the region's power structuring".

He goes so far as allege US and Israeli involvement.

As you may be aware, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu took control of the Defense Ministry on Sunday and headed off cabinet resignations that would have led to new elections citing a "special security situation".

Any connection here?

Don't know.

Thanksgiving Week is a traditional news dumping time and will the smoking gun of the Khashoggi murder be unleashed this week?

The US government indeed may be planning to put out its opinion of the matter this week and Turkey seems angry at anything that exonerates Bin Salman and may indeed dump the awful audio tape of the murder on purpose to advance its side of the story with the ultimate goal  of advancing Turkish power and influence in the Middle East.

Link below......

Monday, November 19, 2018



Benjamin Netanyahu has declared himself to be the Defense Minister of Israel saying that the security situation makes early elections "irresponsible".

His move came after the die was cast for early elections in Israel with Netanyahu's refusal to make  Education Minister and Jewish Home party leader Naftali Bennett Defense Minister.

Minister Bennett and another Jewish Home cabinet member Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked were reported to be resigning.   Their announcement at 3:30 AM Eastern time US turned into an announcement that they were not resigning.  They were critical of policies that hurt Israel's ability to fight its enemies but in the end threw their support behind Netanyahu.

Former Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman resigned and his party departed from the government following Prime Minister Netanyahu's decision for a cease-fire with Hamas in Gaza.

Following the Jewish Home cabinet ministers reversal on plans to resign, Mr. Lieberman said:

"Now everyone understands why we lost deterrence"

in regards to security threats including the 500 rocket barrage from Gaza a week ago into southern Israel.

The Jewish Home party's departure would have taken away Netanyahu's parliamentary majority leading to the new elections.  As it is Netanyahu will operate with a slim total of 61 seats in the 120 seat parliament.

But the Kulanu Party, another party in the coalition government, is at odds with Netanyahu and at last word still wanted new elections.

There are some corruption investigations pending against Mr. Netanyahu as he still has to face elections by November 5th of 2019 regardless of how the present crisis ends with one being that he secured profitable regulatory action for the owner of the "Ynet" news website in Israel during a period when Netanyahu was also Communications Minister while he was Prime Minister.

The headline on "Ynet" in recent hours is:

"Bennett, Shaked expected to resign, dragging Israel to early elections"

The case against Mr. Netanyahu's wife Sara was moving towards mediation in Jerusalem Municipal Court last week.   Sara Netanyahu was accused in connection with spending 90-thousand dollars on restaurant food at the Prime Minister's residence.

Spending on such food is not allowed unless a cook is not available to the Prime Minister's residence.

British Prime Minister Theresa May is speaking to a business group today in the UK claiming her controversial Brexit plan will change immigration policy for the better.

There is a report that 42 Conservative MP's have signed letters to challenge her leadership, six short of the number needed to trigger a contest.


The US government is not ready to officially say who was behind the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi at the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul on October 2nd.

That follows word that the Central Intelligence Agency has concluded that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman ordered Khashoggi's murder.

But it appears that the matter is under review at the highest levels in Washington during this Thanksgiving holiday Newsdump Week and some move is possible while public attention is distracted.

President Trump said in a "Fox News Sunday" interview that he was briefed on the recording of Khashoggi's murder and doesn't need to hear it saying:

"It's a suffering tape, it's a terrible tape"

The President stressed the need for Saudi Arabia to remain a US ally prompting this headline from the pro-government "Yeni Safak" website in Turkey:

"Trump wants Saudi Arabia as an ally despite 'vicious' Khashoggi murder."

Senator Lindsey Graham on "Meet the Press" said it was hard to believe that the Crown Prince didn't know about the killing.

There was no final statement following the weekend meeting of the Asia Pacific Economic Forum (APEC) in the southern Pacific nation of Papua New Guinea.

The US and Chinese disagreement over trade prevented that from happening.   Vice-President Mike Pence represented the United States at the meeting.   President Trump will meet the Chinese President at the G20 summit in Argentina starting November 30th.

President Xi of China, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison and other leaders were at the meeting.

Achtung!  French President Emmanuel Macron wants a closer relationship between his country and Germany.  Macron spoke in Berlin at Germany's annual day of mourning for the victims of war.

He said that Europe "has the obligation not to let the world slip into chaos".

Macron is pushing the idea of a European Army which has drawn criticism from President Trump.

The anti-mass immigration Alternative for Germany Party held its conference in the eastern German city of Magdeburg over the weekend under attack from the media and the government.   The AfD laid its plans for the campaign for next May's European Parliament elections with 99 seats being contested in Germany.

Allegations of improper campaign donations against AfD leader in Parliament Alice Weidel have prompted her to put the blame on the media.

Meanwhile the internal security agency in the southwestern German state of Baden Wurttemberg it will begin surveillance of the AfD's youth wing there saying they have made statements that "appear to have anticonstitutional  political aims".

Politics here at home and it's now official but the outcome is just what Florida's Governor Rick Scott said it would be, he is the next US Senator from Florida.  After all the flim flam and shim sham of the recount process,  Republican Scott wins by some 10,000 votes.  He defeated incumbent Democrat Senator Bill Nelson.

And updated information on the Camp Fire in California.  77 are now dead, with nearly 1,000 still listed as missing according to the Butte County Sheriff.

The fire has consumed some 150-thousand acres and is 65 percent contained according to the latest update from Cal Fire.

Reports from Japan's media that the Chairman of Nissan, Carlos Ghosn, was arrested for undereporting his compensation by 44 million dollars over a five year period from 2011 to 2016.

The company has apologized for concern that its caused to shareholders and stakeholders.

It is proposing removing Mr. Ghosn from his post.

Saturday, November 17, 2018



President Trump will be in fire ravaged California today.

At least 71 are dead as a result of the "Camp Fire" with more than 1-thousand others missing.  146-thousand acres were burned as of Friday night with fire 50 percent contained.

The President will be joined by outgoing California Governor Jerry Brown and incoming governor Gavin Newsom.

In an interview recorded for "Fox News Sunday",  the President reiterated his call for better management of forests to limit fuel sources for wildfires.

The Central Intelligence Agency believes that Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman ordered the murder of  Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi in Istanbul on October 2nd.

While the CIA cannot find a "smoking gun" it is believed that the operation to kill Khashoggi could not have been launched without the Crown Prince's approval.

The results of a Saudi investigation released this week says a Major General ordered the murder and exonerates the Crown Prince.  It says that five people will be given the death penalty for the murder.

Turkey's government says it does not believe the investigation's results.

Funeral services were held for Khashoggi in Saudi Arabia and Turkey on Friday.

The government of Yemen and Houthi rebels are set to attend negotiations aimed at ending the three-year civil war.  UN Yemen envoy Martin Griffiths made the announcement to the UN Security Council Friday.

He said the talks will take place in Sweden and that both sides including the government, backed by a Saudi-led military coalition, are near agreement on a prisoner exchange deal.

New elections are on the way in Israel.  Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will announce the date tomorrow (Sunday).    That's according to the "Instant News Alerts" Twitter feed.  On Friday this was being denied.

In France today one protester was killed when protesters gathered at some 2,000 locations in opposition to RISING GASOLINE PRICES.  A panicked motorist drove into the protestor according to early reports.

The  "Yellow Vests" are blocking bridges, roads and toll booths and say President Emmanuel Macron has lost touch with the "little people"

Diesel fuel has risen in price by more than 20 percent in the last year and diesel fuel is used a lot more in France than the United States.

The name of Wikileaks founder Julian Assange has been found on a federal court document in northern Virginia.   The document points to Assange having already either been charged criminally with the indictment sealed or facing pending criminal charges.

Special counsel Robert Mueller has been investigating Wikileaks as an organization.

A judge are ordered the press pass of CNN reporter Jim Acosta reinstated.    The White House says it will comply with the judge's order.   Press Secretary Sarah Sanders says that new procedures for reporters covering the White House will be put into place.

CNN's lawsuit against the White House will continue in court in Washington DC.

Politics.....Democrat Stacey Abrams is admitting that Republican Brian Kemp will be the next governor of Georgia.

But she says the process was rigged and flawed and she intends to sue.

Andrew Gillum, the Democrat candidate for governor in Florida also refuses to  concede even as the recount has made it all but official.

Republican Congressman Ron DeSantis leads by nearly 34,700 votes, a .39 percent lead.

Unlike the race for US Senate in Florida, there will not hand recount in the race of governor since DeSanits has such a wide lead.

The hand recount must be finished by noon tomorrow (Sunday).

In the US Senate race, Republican Governor Rick Scott leading over incumbent Democrat US Senator Bill Nelson by 12,603 or .16 percent as of early this morning as that hand recount continues.

From London, the latest leak to the media is that some members of Prime Minister Theresa May's cabinet will try to get her to modify her Brexit plan.  There have been plenty of rumors of internal dissention leading members to write letters calling for an election to challenge her leadership inside the Conservative Party but nothing has materialized yet.

There was outrage across the UK when the plan to leave the European Union was unveiled Wednesday with leading supporters of Brexit calling it "Brexit In Name Only" and her statements about its meaning were described as being filled with lies.

In Sweden, the parliamentary speaker has asked the leader of the Center Party to hold talks on forming a new government.

Annie Loof will try to form a government that excludes the anti-mass immigration Sweden Democrats.

Protests planned for Portland, Oregon today just days after City Council turned down Mayor Ted Wheeler's bid for special powers to limit street demonstrations.     The Chamber of Commerce and police backed the plan.

A group called "#HimToo" will protest with rival left-wing protests scheduled as well in downtown Portland.   "#HimToo" is about men who been falsely accused of sexual misconduct.  Left-wingers from the Rose City Antifa are expected in the area.

The Democratic Socialists of America and Popular Mobilization are rallying in support of sexual abuse survivors.

The Portland Police Association called on City Council members to 'stand together against lawlessness' in a tweet posted last evening expressing their concern that freedom of speech and the right to protest is not a license to hurt people or property.

Argentina's navy announced today that the submarine "San Juan", which went missing off the coast on November 15th last year with a crew of 44, has been found.

A private firm contracted by Argentina, Ocean Infinity, found the sub more than 2,600 feet under water.

Thursday, November 15, 2018


""She wants us to remain....I see this as an absolute betrayal.  I see it as the worst deal in history...."

Nigel Farage on "The Nigel Farage Show"-11/14/2018-LINK

As of 530 am Eastern time in the US there have been five resignations from Prime Minister Theresa May's cabinet following release of her Brexit deal with the EU led by Brexit Minister Dominic Raab and Work and Pensions Secretary Esther McVey.

The deal is considered flawed in four ways as laid out by Tory dissenter Jacob Rees-Mogg.

1.  The 39 billion pound payment to the European Union 

2.  Treating Northern Ireland differently than other parts of the UK

3.  Locking the UK into EU customs union and EU laws

4.  Agreeing to subject the UK to the EU Customs Union

There's plenty of dissent in the Conservative Party backbenches, the Democratic Unionist Party of Northern Ireland which helps Theresa May have a parliamentary majority and among opposition parties.

Labor leader Jeremy Corbyn called it a "bad deal which isn't in the interests of the whole country".

The Liberal Democrats, a crony capitalist party that opposes Brexit, said it was a bad deal and kept pushing the notion of a second referendum on the issue.

Today, a Junior Minister for Northern Ireland Shailesh Vara resigned with the resignation letter saying in part:

"......The EU Referendum offered a simple choice-to either stay in or leave the EU.

The result was decisive with the UK public voting to leave and that is what we, their elected representatives, must deliver.

The agreement put forward, however, does not do that as it leaves the UK in a half-way house with no time limit on when we will finally be a sovereign nation...."

Meanwhile the message is coming out loud and clear from the United Kingdom Independence Party and its leader Gerard Batten on his Twitter feed:

"If you oppose Mrs. May's #BrexitBetrayal then you must vote, join and support UKIP"

Prime Minister May is set to speak to Parliament today to sell her deal but will there be a challenge to her leadership of her party, to her government?

Will she try to put her plan up for a vote and risk defeat?

As Mrs. May spoke to the House of Commons around 530am Eastern today the Conservative Party Whip said the PM "will not be bullied".

Its a developing story in the coming minutes and hours and days ahead.

Links below...…

Wednesday, November 14, 2018


The third attempt to form a government in Sweden since September's General Election failed today by a 195-154 vote.

The leader of the Moderate Party, leading party of the "Right" bloc, Ulf Kristersson proposed a government led by the Moderates and the Christian Democrats.

In the end only the Sweden Democrats joined those two parties  in support of his government with the "Left" bloc against and two other "Right" bloc parties, the Center and Liberal parties, voting against the government.

Now back to square one with perhaps the Social Democrats or the Center Party getting a shot a trying to form a government. 

Center Party leader Annie Loof spoke of the notion of a cross-party government to exclude the Sweden Democrats.



Israel's Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman resigned today saying Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is responsible for "surrender to Hamas terror".

This could set the stage for new elections within the next 3 to 5 months in Israel.

Following a botched Israeli military operation in Gaza Sunday night some 500 rockets were fired at Israel from Gaza and Israel attacked targets in Gaza in response.

Calm has returned after a reported cease-fire following 36+ hours of conflict.

A thousand protestors were on the streets of the southern Israeli city of Sderot near the Gaza border last night protesting the cease-fire between Israel and Hamas and demanding military action.

The mayor of Sderot says the imaginary cease-fires serve no purpose.

Some demonstrators came out to protest at the Chords Bridge in Jersualem as well where police prevented them from blocking the road.

A Parliament member from the conservative Jewish Home Party criticized a television commentator who was blaming the Israel Defense Forces for inaction in a tweet.   Betzalel Smotrich said;

"We have a government and this government has a head, and you know him well.  And he and only he, is responsible for the loss of deterrence whose rotten fruits we have been eating for the past 24 hours.  This man is called Binyamin Netanyahu.  B-I-N-Y-A-M-I-N  N-E-T-A-N-Y-A-H-U.  Your Twitter account can't write those words?"

The Jewish Home Party, led by Education Minister Naftali Bennett who came to Pittsburgh for the memorial service following last month's synagogue massacre, favors a stronger military response to Israel's enemies including Hamas in Gaza.




The United States issued statements in support of Israel during the missile barrage from Gaza.

"The worst deal in history" 

That's the response of "Mr. Brexit" Nigel Farage to Prime Minister Theresa May's plan for Britain to withdrawal from the European Union.  He said all it achieves is a 40 billion pound payment to the EU for the deal.

Brexiteer activists say Mrs. May is selling out the country and falsely claiming her plan gives the UK control over its borders and economy.

The British cabinet is set to meet at 9am Eastern, 2pm in London to approve her plan.   They weren't allowed to read the 500 page plan until last evening.


BBC political editor Laura Kuenssberg says that while the cabinet is not going to like the deal she doesn't think many cabinet ministers will resign over it.

The Democratic Unionist Party of Northern Ireland is opposing the deal since it will treat Northern Ireland differently from the rest of the UK which the DUP sees Northern Ireland as part of.  The DUP members help Prime Minister May's government maintain its majority in the House of Commons.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel says May has shown that she wants the UK to be part of Europe.

The 'INSA' poll in Germany continues to show lackluster numbers for the party of German Chancellor Angela Merkel.    The Christian Democrats (CDU-CSU) stand at 25.5 percent support, the Greens at 20 percent, with anti-mass immigration Alternative for Germany at 16.5 percent with other party in Merkel's government the Social Democrats trailing at 14 percent.

This polling data compiled two weeks after Merkel's decision to begin a slow withdrawal from political leadership ahead of the 2021 national election shows her decision has done virtually nothing to improve her party's position.

An interagency inspector general's report says some US humanitarian assistance to Syria had been knowingly diverted to the jihadist Hayat Tahir al-Sham group which is the Syrian branch of Al-Qaeda.

The US Agency for International Development was forced to suspend the food program and an aid organization was forced to fire dozens of employees because of the diversion of the food aid that occurred late last year and early this year. LINK TO SOUTHFRONT STORY

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke will go to California today to visit the areas affected by wildfires.



President Trump has nominated retired Army General John Abizaid as ambassador to Saudi Arabia.  Abizaid led the US Army's Central Command during the war in Iraq.

The Deputy National Security Adviser Mira Ricardel  should no longer have her job according to the First Lady.   Melania Trump  called for her to be fired in a statement released by her Communications Director hours before.

More shakeups are expected among high ranking officials in the days ahead before Thanksgiving.

President Trump is expected in the coming days to answer written questions from the Special Counsel Robert Mueller.

Jerome Corsi, a target of the Mueller probe who says he expects to be indicted, says he's been asked about Brexit campaigner and British Member of European Parliament Nigel Farage and Farage's role in Trump's 2016 campaign.

President Trump has tweeted about the French President Emmanuel Macron, who appeared to be criticizing the President with his comments about "nationalism" last Sunday in Paris during the World War I armistice commemoration.

He noted France is unfair on trade, has 10 percent unemployment with President Macron at a 26 percent popularity rating.  He said there is "no county more nationalist than France" and that the people of France are proud and "rightfully so".

The President was disturbed by Macron's call for a "European Union Army" last weekend and mentioned it again yesterday.  Macron's been backed in that call by German Chancellor Angela Merkel.

Chancellor Merkel says the EU will propose a digital tax on internet companies by December at the latest when EU finance ministers meet.

Apple has decided on two additional locations for "corporate headquarters".  They will be in the metropolitan New York and Washington DC areas.   Long Island City, New York and Crystal City, Virginia are the sites with large tax breaks being given to Apple.

Tuesday, November 13, 2018


At least he can bathe himself and get hygiene products, but Greg Burleson is banned from getting extra food through his commissary privilege and his mattress has been taken away for three months, he is banned from having visitors and making phone calls for eight months.   His personal items were taken away from him.

His cellmate is allowing Greg to use his mattress.

Burleson was convicted in the first rigged Bunkerville Standoff trial last year and sentenced to 68 years and three months in prison.  Evidence proving his innocence uncovered in the third trial of key defendants including Bundy family members led to dismissal of those charges because of "gross misconduct" by prosecutors who still have their jobs.

The punishment of Burleson which has been called "torture" is being administered at the Allenwood federal prison in Pennsylvania.

Burleson, who went blind after his arrest, is refusing to go back to a cellblock where he was threatened with harm and where could hear the screams of other inmates being beaten, stabbed and raped.

Link below...….



It seemed like things were going to quiet down in Gaza last week with the delivery of 15 million dollars in cash from Qatar in multiple suitcases.

The "payoff" money was designed to pacify Gaza and help calm things down between Israel and the militant group Hamas which has maintained steady pressure on Israel with everything from occasional rocket barrages to constant incendiary kites to mass protests at the border fences forcing Israeli snipers to open fire.

But suddenly on Sunday night, all hell broke loose.   IDF soldiers were operating inside Gaza using civilian vehicles backed by air support, tanks and artillery.   When the shooting started a senior Hamas commander and six other Palestinians were dead.   While it was assumed that this was some sort of assassination attempt on the Hamas commander, Israel has called it a military operation that was 'botched'.

One Israeli officer died and another was wounded in the operation.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu rushed back from Paris where he was part of the commemoration of the World War I armistice and Hamas began a massive retaliation that included some 400 rockets fired into Israel by this morning (Tuesday).

Around 100 of the rockets were intercepted by the "Iron Dome" missile defense but there was at least one civilian fatality and 70 injuries reported as of this morning.  An anti-tank missile hit a bus critically injuring an Israeli soldier.

Over 100 Hamas and Islamic Jihad targets were hit by Israel inside Gaza including ammunition depots, weapons factories and even the Hamas television station.

The IDF has reinforced its ground forces including tanks in the border area.

Hamas is threatening even more attacks deeper into Israel than areas near the border.

Israel's security cabinet was reported meeting at 3am Eastern time US (10 am Israel time)

Links to Israel news sources below.....

Monday, November 12, 2018


For the third time since elections just over two months ago, an attempt will be made to form a new government this week in Sweden.

The leader of the "Right" bloc Ulf Kristersson is set for his second try.  His Moderate Party with its 70 seats and the Christians Democrats with their 22 seats are proposing a minority government in the 349 seat Parliament (Riksdag).

They are hoping other parties will give support in parliament without joining the government, but the "Left" bloc is opposed along with some of the "Right" parties, the Liberals and Center, if the Sweden Democrats vote to support the government.

The anti-mass immigration Sweden Democrats hold the balance of power in the parliament between the "Left" and "Right" blocs.

Their support would also be dependent on the Kristersson government adopting new immigration policies to restrict the mass influx of migrants into the county.



In northern California 29 are dead and hundreds are reported missing because of the "Camp Fire" that started last Thursday and consumed the town of Paradise on Friday, burning over 6,700 structures in the town of 26,000.

228 people are reported missing according to the Butte County Sheriff.

The cause of the fire is not known yet, but there was an outage on a power transmission line minutes before the fire erupted.

President Trump was in France yesterday at an American cemetery where war dead are buried honoring the fallen on the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War.

The President was in attendance earlier at a ceremony in Paris along with the leaders of more than 60 nations.   The ceremony also marked the 100th anniversary of the armistice that ended World War I.

French President Emmanuel Macron spoke against nationalism and withdrawal from the world as a whole and also called for nations to work together in the search for peace.

Macron joined German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Russia's President Vladimir Putin and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan at a "Peace Forum" in Paris yesterday afternoon.

Polling data for the European Parliament elections next May shows Marine Le Pen's National Rally Party, formerly the National Front, leading in France over President Emmanuel Macron's En Marche Party 20 percent to 19.5 percent according to the polling firm "Elabe".

Two-hundred thousand people marched through Poland's capital, Warsaw, on the centennial of that nation's independence Sunday.   Some marchers chanted "Away with the EU" during the march.

British cabinet sources are telling the BBC there were grave doubts from many cabinet ministers about Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit plan that she presented last summer.  Controversy over the plan which many Brexit supporters see as a sellout to the European Union led two cabinet ministers to resign.

Israel staged a commando raid in Gaza Sunday night,  According to Israel's "Haaretz" newspaper,  a senior Hamas military leader and six others were killed in the attack.  The report said the raid was staged to kill the Hamas commander.

One Israeli officer was killed and another wounded in the operation.

Alert sirens went off in southern Israel near the Gaza border and there was an exchange of fire in the border area.

The attack comes days after the first 15 million dollar shipment of Qatari money in suitcases was allowed into Gaza by the Israeli's in a bid to pacify violence coming from Gaza.    This includes regular attacks from protesters on the border fence with Israel along with incendiary kites and occasional rocket attacks.

The Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (HTS), Al-Qaeda in Syria, say they've launched attacks at Syrian positions in the deconfliction zone of northern Syria over the weekend.  

The attacks are in violation of the cease-fire in force in the zone guaranteed by Russia and Turkey.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Saturday that Turkey has provided audio recordings of the October 2nd murder of Jamal Khashoggi to five nations.   Saudi Arabia, the United States, France, Germany and Britain have received the recordings of the murder that took place inside Saudi Arabia's consulate in Istanbul.

Erdogan says Saudi Arabia knows who the killer is from among the group of 15 Saudis that arrived in the country one day before the murder.

The Turkish president says the Saudi prosecutor in the case, Saud al-Mojeb, has refused to cooperate with his Turkish counterpart delaying the investigation into the murder.

And word this morning that the Saudi energy minister is calling for a cut in world wide oil production of one million barrels a day.

Two Navy crew members were rescued from the water south of Okinawa in Philippine Sea after they were forced to eject from their F-18 Hornet aircraft.   The Navy says there was a mechanical issue with the aircraft operating from the USS Ronald Reagan aircraft carrier.