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For one, the information industry can easily muddy the waters of the understanding, thanks to their arsenal of weapons of mass confusion.’

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➜⇢ ➽ ➤  Democracy (Sham Democracy) Under Scrutiny    

Your Man in the Public Gallery – Assange Hearing Day 1   Woolwich Crown Court is designed to impose the power of the state. Normal courts in this country are public buildings, deliberately placed by our ancestors right in the centre of towns, almost always just up a few steps from a main street. The major purpose of their positioning and of their architecture was to facilitate public access in the belief that it is vital that justice can be seen by the public.

Woolwich Crown Court, which hosts Belmarsh Magistrates Court, is built on totally the opposite principle. It is designed with no other purpose than to exclude the public. Attached to a prison on a windswept marsh far from any normal social centre, an island accessible only through navigating a maze of dual carriageways, the entire location and architecture of the building is predicated on preventing public access. It is surrounded by a continuation of the same extremely heavy duty steel paling barrier that surrounds the prison. It is the most extraordinary thing, a courthouse which is a part of the prison system itself, a place where you are already considered guilty and in jail on arrival. Woolwich Crown Court is nothing but the physical negation of the presumption of innocence, the very incarnation of injustice in unyielding steel, concrete and armoured glass. It has precisely the same relationship to the administration of justice as Guantanamo Bay or the Lubyanka. It is in truth just the sentencing wing of Belmarsh prison.

➜⇢   Erdogan Wants to Create an Islamic State in Northern Syria

➜⇢   Nigeria court adjourns trial of Sheikh Zakzaky again AhlulBayt News Agency (ABNA): A court in Nigeria’s Kaduna state in a seemingly politically-motivated decision adjourned the trial of top Shia cleric Sheikh Ibrahim al-Zakzaky and his wife.

According to the Islamic Human Rights Commission (IHRC) website, at the court session on Monday, the judge decided that the trial be adjourned until April 23-24.

This is while the health conditions of the senior cleric and his wife, Zeenah, are deteriorating and they need immediate medical care, which has been denied by the Kaduna prison authorities.

Masoud Shajareh, head of the IHRC, told IQNA that many court sessions have been held on this case over the past four years, most of which, like Monday’s session, have aimed to waste time and prolong the detention of the two.

He also regretted that despite a court ruling, doctors were not allowed to see Sheikh Zakzaky and his wife on Monday.

➜⇢   Head of anti-Iran media confesses to selling intelligence on General Soleimani AhlulBayt News Agency (ABNA): The organizer and head of the notorious website and Telegram channel, Amad News, Rouhollah Zam, confessed during his trial that he provided intelligence to the foreign spy agencies on the presence of Iranian military officials in the regional states, including the assassinated Commander of the IRGC Qods Force Lieutenant General Qassem Soleimani.

The third court session of Zam who had been arrested by the IRGC in October was held on Tuesday.

During the session, the representative of the prosecutor said that “the suspect has confessed that declaring the time and place of operations in Syria, travelling of the commanders, specially martyr General Qassem Soleimani, was one of his missions”.

Zam himself also acknowledged to his spying on the trips of Iran’s top military brass in the region.

The prosecutor also said that proof shows that Zam had relayed intel on the time of General Soleimani’s arrival in one of the regional states to the foreign intelligence agent informing him of a pending trip by a military delegation that probably included Qassem Soleiami to Iraq.

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➜⇢   FBI, NYPD Raid Fashion Exec Peter Nygard’s Headquarters In Sex-Trafficking Pedophilia Investigation  While the raid is the latest in an ongoing joint investigation, Nygard has racked up decades of sexual misconduct allegations culminating in lawsuits from nine women.

That lawsuit was filed this month. On Sunday, The New York Times detailed how a fight with his wealthy neighbor led to the lawsuit, and also showed a pattern of complaints about sexual misconduct by Mr. Nygard stretching back 40 years.

Nine women in Canada and California, mostly employees, have sued him or reported him to authorities alleging sexual harassment or assault since 1980. In addition, another nine former employees told The Times in interviews that he raped them, touched them inappropriately or proposed sex. –NYT

The Times interviewed the 10 women – most of whom allege Nygard raped them during “pamper parties” in the Bahamas, his home since 1986. The parties, which mostly took place on Sundays at his lavish estate, featured young women who would receive ‘pedicures, massages, Jet Ski rides and endless alcohol,’ according to the report.

Nygard has denied the charges, claiming that his adversary and neighbor in the Bahamas – hedge-fund billionaire Louis Bacon and his private investigators are behind the charges. Bacon says he wanted to get justice for the women.

See here for more on the spat between Nygard and Bacon.

➜⇢   Could Central Bankers Use Coronavirus as the Scapegoat to Deflect Blame for the Next Imminent Global Economic Crisis?

➜⇢   CIA Whistleblower- Julian Assange Case Shows US Will Use Any Method to Quiet Dissent

➜⇢   Trump Meant Ebola, Not Coronavirus!

White House Clarifies Trump Meant Ebola, Not Coronavirus After President Says “We Are Close To A Vaccine”  President Donald Trump on Tuesday continued his ill-advised campaign to downplay concerns about the global coronavirus pandemic, but don’t you dare call it that according to the Chinese PR and tourism agency known as the World Health Organization, saying it was “very well under control in our country,” one day after the White House requested $2.5 billion in emergency funding to deal with the  epidemic.

“We have very few people with it,” Trump told reporters during a press conference in New Delhi as he wrapped up his two-day visit to India. “The people are getting, they’re all getting better…I think the whole situation will start working out.”

Trump’s campaign to boost confidence in the US coronavirus response came one day after the Dow posted just its third 1,000+ point drop in history amid fears of a global coronavirus pandemic. As such, Trump’s push was focused on avoiding another major drop in his favorite barometer of presidential popularity: the stock market.

➜⇢   Lawyer Complains of Prison Treatment of WikiLeaks’ Assange LONDON – A lawyer for Julian Assange complained Tuesday that the WikiLeaks founder was handcuffed 11 times, stripped naked twice and had court papers taken away on the first day of a hearing on his extradition to the United States.

Attorney Edward Fitzgerald told a judge that the treatment of Assange at London’s Belmarsh Prison “could be a contempt of this court.” The extradition hearing opened on Monday at Woolwich Crown Court, which is located next to the prison.

District Judge Vanessa Baraitser, who is hearing the case, said she had no power to act unless Assange became unable to participate in the proceedings, which are expected to last several months.

➜⇢   Stefania Maurizi: Julian Assange ‘Paying Price’ for Exposing WAR CRIMES+TORTURE

➜⇢   Seeing Through the Lies – US Edition 186

The Guardian newspaper has taken the art of obfuscation, false implication and the subtler forms of journalistic lying to new heights in its very extensive coverage of the Roger Stone sentencing saga. It has now devoted fourteen articles in the last fortnight to this rather obscure episode of American political history. Yet in not one of those articles – nor in more than a dozen articles about the Stone case that preceded it over the last few months – has the Guardian informed its readers what Stone was actually convicted of doing.

Stone was convicted of giving false testimony and misleading the FBI, because he claimed to be a conduit between Wikileaks and Trump when he was not. There was no conduit between Wikileaks and Trump. Stone was also convicted of witness intimidation, because once his fantasies got him into trouble he tried to browbeat my friend Randy Credico into backing up his tale.

➜⇢   How Saudi Arabia Infiltrated Twitter

“Proactive and reactively we will delete evil my brother.”

Ali Alzabarah was panicked. His heart raced as he drove home from Twitter’s San Francisco headquarters in the early evening on Dec. 2, 2015. He needed to leave the country — quickly.

Earlier that day, Twitter’s management accused the unassuming 32-year-old of accessing thousands of user profiles without authorization to pass their identifying information — including phone numbers and IP addresses — reportedly to Bader al-Asaker, the head of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s charity and private office. When the conversation concluded, management seized Alzabarah’s laptop, put him on administrative leave, and escorted him out of the building.

➜⇢   Syria Stands As A Mega-Embarrassment For America

For a long time, America has tried to ignore and distance itself from its role in making Syria the disaster it is today. Syria stands as a mega-embarrassment that shines a spotlight on America’s failed foreign policy. To say President Obama blew it is an understatement. His inexperience took us down a rabbit hole with each turn revealing more ugliness than the one before. Both Obama and Trump pledged to reduce America’s role in Afghanistan and Iraq but it has proven easier said than done, it has also had massive far-reaching ramifications.

By reassuring and almost encouraging the people of Syria to rise up and overthrow their brutal leader Obama started a series of events that has taken countless lives and destroyed millions of others. Three of the most damaging developments flowing from this are the development of ISIS, the flow of millions of refugees into Europe, and the bombing and destruction of cities and innocent civilians. Continued violence in the region over the last decade has spurred the destabilizing mass migration of millions of people from the area.

➜⇢   H/T Behrad Nakhai The CIA Insider’s Guide to the Iran Crisis: From CIA Coup to the Brink of War

A new book by Gareth Porter and former CIA
official John Kiriakou called “The CIA Insider’s Guide to the Iran Crisis: From CIA Coup to the Brink of War”. Just published this month, it
provides a history of U.S. policy toward Iran, that departs from the accepted narrative, starting with the overthrow of Mossadegh and ending with the Trump administration’s moves to deprive the Islamic Republic of any oil exports whatever and the Pompeo-Bolton efforts to create an artificial atmosphere of crisis in 2019 and 2020 over what was presented as an Iranian threat to attack U.S. personnel in the region. The book covers events through October 2019 and thus provides essential background to the Soleimani assassination and the January 2020 crisis.

The unique contributions of the book include a documented account of how and why Iran has relied on missiles in the hands of regional allies as a substitute for a conventional ballistic missile force that Iranian leaders viewed as early as 1999 and have continued to view ever since as inadequate for the deterrence of Israel and the United States.

➜⇢   The Pentagon promises to use artificial intelligence for Evil, not Good  The military has its eye on artificial intelligence solutions to everything from data analysis to surveillance, maintenance and medical care, but before the Defense Department moves full steam ahead into an AI future, they’re laying out some ethical principles to live by.

Defense Secretary Mark Esper signed off on five guidelines in a memo released Monday,

“The United States, together with our allies and partners, must accelerate the adoption of AI and lead in its national security applications to maintain our strategic position, prevail on future battlefields, and safeguard the rules-based international order,” said Esper wrote. “AI technology will change much about the battlefield of the future, but nothing will change America’s steadfast commitment to responsible and lawful behavior.”

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➜⇢ ➽ ➤  Vanderbilt oligarch heir Anderson Cooper worked at CIA in college

CNN and 60 Minutes host Anderson Cooper, who red-baited Bernie Sanders over old comments praising Fidel Castro’s literacy program, worked in CIA headquarters for two summers.

By Ben Norton

Anderson Cooper sits at the heights of the US corporate media. A host of his own program on CNN and a correspondent for 60 Minutes, he may be one of the most powerful people working in journalism.

On February 24, 60 Minutes produced a report criticizing Bernie Sanders for comments he made in the 1980s tepidly praising social programs run by the revolutionary leftist governments in Cuba and Nicaragua.

The 60 Minutes feature was hosted by Anderson Cooper, who pressured Sanders to denounce Fidel Castro and stressed, “There’s a lot of dissidents imprisoned in Cuba.”

➜⇢   Child Sexual Abuse By Powerful Westminster Figures Covered Up For Decades, Inquiry Finds

MPs were protected from prosecution in “a consistent pattern of failures to put the welfare of children above political status” – but inquiry finds no evidence of an organised paedophile ring. By Kate Forrester  MPs who sexually abused children were protected from prosecution and their crimes covered up for decades, an explosive report has found. 

The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse, commissioned to examine whether Westminster “turned a blind eye” to allegations of paedophilia, ruled political institutions had “failed significantly”.

But crucially the inquiry found no evidence of an organised paedophile ring, or that party whips had deliberately suppressed information about child sex abuse.

“It is clear that there have been significant failures by Westminster institutions in their dealing with, and confrontation of, allegations of child sexual abuse,” wrote the authors of the report. “This has included not recognising it, turning a blind eye to it, actively shielding and protecting perpetrators, and covering up allegations of child sexual abuse.”

➜⇢   The Ever-Growing List of ADMITTED False Flag Attacks

53+ 1 Admitted False Flag Attacks – Global Research

Shawn Irwin  After year after year of pumping out the bull shit to Americans via the CIA-filled mass media, there it is . . . . they finally admit that there is no proof whatsoever that Assad used chemical weapons in Syria . . . . . you can look through all the records of the UN investigation in Syria and not find a shred of evidence Assad used chemical weapons. It was all an excuse to invade one more country in a long list of countries, with no justification whatsoever. How long are American citizens going to keep buying into this bull shit? And this even after Iraq . . . . it takes a very special kind of stupid to keep falling for the same lies over and over again.


Lost in the hyper-politicized hullabaloo surrounding the Nunes Memorandum and the Steele Dossier was the striking statement by Secretary of Defense James Mattis that the U.S. has “no evidence” that the Syrian government used the banned nerve agent Sarin against its own people.

This assertion flies in the face of the White House (NSC) Memorandum which was rapidly produced and declassified to justify an American Tomahawk missile strike against the Shayrat airbase in Syria.

Mattis offered no temporal qualifications, which means that both the 2017 event in Khan Sheikhoun and the 2013 tragedy in Ghouta are unsolved cases in the eyes of the Defense Department and Defense Intelligence Agency.

Mattis went on to acknowledge that “aid groups and others” had provided evidence and reports but stopped short of naming President Assad as the culprit.

There were casualties from organophosphate poisoning in both cases; that much is certain. But America has accused Assad of direct responsibility for Sarin attacks and even blamed Russia for culpability in the Khan Sheikhoun tragedy.

Now its own military boss has said on the record that we have no evidence to support this conclusion. In so doing, Mattis tacitly impugned the interventionists who were responsible for pushing the “Assad is guilty” narrative twice without sufficient supporting evidence, at least in the eyes of the Pentagon.

➜⇢   53 Admitted False Flag Attacks – Global Research      Not Theory … Admitted Fact

There are many documented false flag attacks, where a government carries out a terror attack … and then falsely blames its enemy for political purposes.

In the following 42 instances, officials in the government which carried out the attack (or seriously proposed an attack) admits to it, either orally or in writing:

(1) Japanese troops set off a small explosion on a train track in 1931, and falsely blamed it on China in order to justify an invasion of Manchuria. This is known as the “Mukden Incident” or the “Manchurian Incident”. The Tokyo International Military Tribunal found: “Several of the participators in the plan, including Hashimoto [a high-ranking Japanese army officer], have on various occasions admitted their part in the plot and have stated that the object of the ‘Incident’ was to afford an excuse for the occupation of Manchuria by the Kwantung Army ….” And see this.

➜⇢   We go back to Tue, Nov 29, 2016-Garbage Paper ‘Express’ reported:

‘CIA created ISIS’, says Julian Assange as Wikileaks releases 500k US cables

WIKILEAKS founder Julian Assange today said the CIA was responsible for paving the way for ISIS as the whistle blowing organisation released more than half a million formerly confidential US diplomatic cables dating back to 1979.

On the sixth anniversary of the first infamous “Cablegate” by WikiLeaks, when it releases its first batch of sensitive US files, on November 28 2010, it has expanded its Public Library of US Diplomacy (PLUSD) with 531,525 new diplomatic cables from 1979.

In a statement to coincide with the release of the cables, known as “Carter Cables III”, Mr Assange explained how events which unfolded in 1979, had begun a series of events that led to the rise of ISIS.

He said: “If any year could be said to be the “year zero” of our modern era, 1979 is it.”

Mr Assange said a decision by the CIA, together with Saudi Arabia, to plough billions of dollars into arming the Mujahideen fighters in Afghanistan to tackle the Soviet Union, had led to the creation of terror group al-Qaeda.

This, in turn, he said led to the 9/11 terror strikes, the invasion of Afghanhistan and Iraq by the US, and the creation of ISIS

➜⇢   Julian Assange’s lawyer claims US wanted to kill Wikileaks founder and make it look like accident

The US plotted to kidnap and possibly kill Julian Assange as he hid out in at the Ecuadorian embassy in London — aiming to make it look like an accident, the Wikileaks founder’s lawyer claimed at his extradition hearing this week.

American spies teamed up with UC Global, a Spanish company contracted by Ecuador to provide security at the embassy, to help plant “intrusive and sophisticated” secret surveillance of Assange, his attorney stated without evidence at the London hearing on Monday, according to reports.

Assange was even filmed meeting with his legal team — and got so desperate from constant surveillance he started sleeping in a tent inside his bedroom, The Telegraph reported


➜⇢ Libya Asks U.S. to Set Up Military Base to Counter Russia

 Fathi Bashagha, interior minister for the Tripoli-based administration, said his government proposed hosting a base after Secretary of Defense Mark Esper laid out plans to scale back the U.S. military presence on the continent and re-focus deployments globally on confronting Russia and China. Bashagha’s government has been engaged in a months-long battle with forces trying to seize the capital led by eastern strongman Khalifa Haftar, who’s backed by Russian mercenaries.

“The redeployment is not clear to us,” Bashagha said, speaking in a phone interview with Bloomberg on Friday. “But we hope that the redeployment includes Libya so it doesn’t leave space that Russia can exploit.”

➜⇢   Heaven Protect Us From Men Who Live the Illusion of Danger: Pete Buttigieg and the US Military  “America deserves a Commander-in-Chief who knows what that sacrifice means and who will honor the sacred promise we make to our veterans.” #CIAPete has been trending on social media this past month as stories and commentaries have emerged telling and re-telling Pete Buttigieg’s role as a naval intelligence officer in Afghanistan, his duties in his assignment in Kabul as a member of the Afghan Threat Finance Cell, and his relationship to CIA colleagues. This would be all rather amusing and just another dust speck of non-sense in the vast universe of inanity that is the US presidential race, if it were not for Buttigieg’s own use of his time in uniform and in Afghanistan as a cudgel to silence others from both an informed and moral perspective on issues of foreign policy and war.

➜⇢   ASSANGE EXTRADITION: Should Journalists Be Punished For Exposing War Crimes? Should journalists and publishers be punished for exposing US war crimes?, asks Caity Johnstone.  A British judge this week has started the process of answering a very important question. It’s a question that many of us knew was the heart of this debate back in 2010, ten years ago, when this all started. It’s a question that they have been obfuscating, bloviating, huffily denying, smearing, gaslighting, and distracting from–basically doing anything they can to hide it from view.

It’s a question that they don’t want the public to know that we are answering. A question that goes to the heart of democracy, and to the heart of the role of the fourth estate, journalism. And that question is this:

Should journalists and publishers be punished for exposing US war crimes?

And, ancillary to that question: should we allow them to be punished by the very people who committed those war crimes?

➜⇢   RAY McGOVERN: Queen’s Counsel Charges vs Assange ‘Significantly Overwrought’

CIA and Pentagon are saying, in effect, “Trust Us.” What could possibly go wrong? — aside from a publisher of accurate information spending the rest of his life in prison .

We are about to see how malleable the British Court system is to diktat from Washington. Will the British embrace the flimsiest of circumstantial “evidence” from U.S. security services that have axes to grind?

Will British officials turn their back on 800 years of progress on the human rights wrested from King John at Runnymede? Are there today no “English Nobles” to thwart the obscene “legal” proceedings aimed at extraditing WikiLeaks publisher Julian Assange to a U.S. prison for publishing the truth about U.S. and UK war crimes?

➜⇢   Pete Buttigieg Brings 9-Year-Old Boy on Stage to Announce He’s Gay

➜⇢    Intelligence Sources: All Candidates Are Russian Agents But Pete Buttigieg Following shocking reports from The New York Times and The Washington Post that Moscow is simultaneously working to both re-elect Donald Trump and ensure the nomination of Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders in the Democratic presidential primary race, NNC has obtained further information confirming that nearly all candidates currently running for president are in fact covert agents of the Russian government.

According to sources familiar with the matter, the lone candidate not literally conducting espionage on behalf of the Russian government is Pete Buttigieg, the former mayor of South Bend, Indiana.

“Intelligence has revealed that Mr. Buttigieg is at this time the only candidate who we can count on not to place our nation’s interests square in the hands of Vladimir Putin,” an anonymous source in the Central Intelligence Agency told NNC on Saturday.

➜⇢   #MeToo Founder Tarana Burke: Harvey Weinsteins of the World Can’t Exist Without “Systems of Power”  Disgraced former Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein was convicted of first-degree commission of a criminal sexual act and third-degree rape, but acquitted of two more serious charges. “If we turn a blind eye to the systems that they operate in, then we’ll just have another Harvey Weinstein. … That’s why we have to upend the systems,” says Tarana Burke, founder of the #MeToo movement. We also speak with award-winning actress Rosanna Arquette, who was one of the first women to share details of Weinstein’s sexual misconduct.

➜⇢   Nine Years After Bahrain’s Uprising, Its Human Rights Crisis Has Only Worsened

Despite well documented abuses in the kingdom, the spigot of aid and arms from the U.S. and U.K. remains open.  It’s been nine years since Bahrain’s February 2011 uprising. Tens of thousands of demonstrators marched in cities and towns across the country to protest the ruling Al Khalifa family’s tight grip on power, discrimination against the country’s majority Shia population, and arrests of political critics.

The 2011 uprising itself came 10 years after the 2001 referendum in which citizens voted overwhelmingly for the National Action Charter. The charter promised key democratic reforms, including a popularly elected national assembly. 

Despite the “honeymoon” after the National Action Charter’s adoption, Bahrain gradually reverted to its repressive past, and by 2010 authorities were detaining prominent opposition activists and closing opposition organizations, and reports of torture of detainees surfaced frequently.  

A similar pattern played out following the last uprising.

➜⇢   Making America Unsafe Again

Whether it’s Russian hackers, deadly viruses, or unscrupulous investors, the Trump administration has made it much easier for some foreign agents to destabilize the United States.  Donald Trump is all about boundaries. At a personal level, he doesn’t like touching strangers for fear of infection. Politically, he makes no long-lasting close alliances. And geopolitically, he obsesses over strong borders: big walls, more stringent immigration requirements, tariffs on foreign imports.

But Trump is nothing if not a walking contradiction. For a guy who shies away from shaking hands with strangers, he has no problem putting his hands all over women who recoil from his touch. And for someone who talks so much about keeping America safe, he has undermined many of the traditional mechanisms that have protected the country from foreign interference.

So, for instance, while the president diverts money from the Pentagon to block people coming from the south to do jobs Americans don’t want to do, he is simultaneously ignoring the Russian trolls and hackers who have targeted the U.S. electoral system. Meanwhile, Trump gutted the government infrastructure for dealing with pandemics, leaving the United States especially vulnerable during the current coronavirus outbreak.

➜⇢   The CIA’s Complicity in Recent Global Atrocities Revealed

By Robert Scheer

February 24, 2020 “Information Clearing House” -In another astounding revelation about the extent of United States’ global surveillance operations, The Washington Post recently published a piece about a Swiss company, Crypto AG, that was actually owned by the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency and West Germany’s intelligence agency. Crypto AG provided encryption services to over a hundred governments worldwide for decades. Unbeknownst to those governments, the CIA had access to the encryption tools and could therefore read high-level internal governmental correspondence from countries including France, Egypt, Venezuela and many others.

On this week’s edition of “Scheer Intelligence,” Truthdig Editor in Chief Robert Scheer speaks with William Binney, a leading intelligence expert who worked at the National Security Agency for 30 years, about this shocking information that is only now being made public, roughly two years after the program ended in 2018. In the exchange, Scheer highlights why the revelation is not only incredibly worrying in terms of the power it allowed the U.S. to wield for decades, but because of its historical implications.

➜⇢   Coronavirus Tests China, Temps America

February 21, 2020 (Joseph Thomas – NEO) -Biology has done what malicious US foreign policy aimed at China has failed to do for years; complicate China’s relations along its peripheries (and the rest of the world for that matter), particularly in Southeast Asia.

➜⇢   The smoke from burning forests, like those in Australia, can travel around the world in about a week. But eventually, poof. All the smoke dissipates.  Where does it all go?

➜⇢   With Grenell Appointment, the Israel Lobby’s Foothold on US Intelligence Grows Even Stronger

With Richard Grenell now overseeing all 17 U.S. intelligence agencies, Israel’s influence over the U.S. intelligence community has reached new and troubling heights.

by Whitney Webb   Last week’s appointment of U.S. Ambassador to Germany Richard Grenell to the post of Director of National Intelligence (DNI) received criticism from both sides of the political divide, mainly for his lack of experience and history of outspoken and partisan political statements. Much more overlooked, however, are Grenell’s ties to the powerful American pro-Israel lobby and Israeli politicians alike, including organizations and individuals with a history of espionage and blackmail against the United States.

Grenell is merely the latest example in a series of appointments over the past few years that have seen individuals with deep ties to the pro-Israel lobby rise to top positions in the U.S. intelligence community, including the NSA’s current director of Cybersecurity Anne Neuberger as well as the leaders of the President’s Intelligence Advisory Board (PIAB).

➜⇢   How a Subtle Turkey-Iran Entente is Helping Iran Secure a Firm Presence in Syria

In the last of a three-part series, Agha Hussein investigates how cooperation with Turkey Is helping Iran resist pressure to leave Syria. by Agha Hussain   In stark contrast to their positions during the early years of the deadly war in Syria, Turkey and Iran are currently finding areas of strategic cooperation in the war-torn country. The driving factor behind this newfound convergence is a consensus and vision for Syria shared by the trio of Russia, Israel and the wealthy Gulf Arab countries that was described in detail in the first two installments of this series and runs counter to Iran’s interests. But just how plausible, and indeed feasible is it for Iran to keep the Resistance culture thriving in Syria, and is cooperation between Iran and Turkey in Syria’s post-war landscape possible?

➜⇢   Far Right Rising

Indian Minister: We Made a Mistake Not Committing Genocide Against Muslims

The comments came in response to nationwide resistance against the BJP government’s attempts to marginalize and criminalize the country’s largest religious minority. by Alan Macleod   A government minister has sparked controversy after expressing his regret that India did not sufficiently ethnically cleanse itself of Muslims during the countries’ creation in 1947. At a public event in his native Bihar state, Giriraj Singh, Minister of Animal Husbandry, Dairying and Fisheries under Prime Minister Narendra Modi, rallied his supporters, claiming, “It is time to commit ourselves” to building the Indian nation properly.

“It was a big lapse by our ancestors that we’re paying the price for now. If at that time Muslim brothers had been sent there and Hindus brought here, we wouldn’t be in this situation,” he said.

➜⇢   Turkey’s Request for U.S. Patriot Missiles to Pressure Russia in Syria Will Not Work

Ankara’s statements about an imminent military operation in Syria and the Turkish authorities’ request for Washington to supply them with U.S.-made Patriot anti-aircraft missile systems are just Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan‘s manoeuvres to leverage against Russia that his country may be returning to the NATO camp.

With Turkey supporting and backing jihadists against the Syrian Army in Idlib, the situation in Syria is becoming increasingly hostile as Erdoğan has threatened to directly go to war at the end of the month if Syria does not reverse the gains it made in previous weeks. There is a certain danger for war that could drag Russia as it is the main backer of the Syrian Army. Turkey has not shied away that it is increasingly getting frustrated with Moscow as it has unrelentingly backed its Syrian allies against Turkish-backed forces. This becomes complicated as not only Turkey and Russia have interests in Idlib, but so do the U.S. and Iran, however, Russia and Turkey are not going to war as many have speculated.

➜⇢   Iraqi Sunnis Are Preparing for Battle With the Great Satan Baghdad (GPA) – In a recent interview with channel Alahad TV, the leader of Asaib Ahl al-Haq Sheikh Khazali stated that people in the Sunni provinces of Nineveh, Anbar and Salah ad-Din have now expressed a wish to join the resistance operations against the occupying American troops.

It is well known that the Sunni – Shia partnership inside Iraq has recently made major inroads into the construction of a productive cooperation experience. This level of cooperation has gone on to produce results such as the unification of  Islamic solidarity groups which have appeared in battles with ISIS and blocking the ambitions of Kurdish separatism.

Now though, it’s the time for joint actions against foreign invaders, primarily those US forces that now refuse to leave Iraq. Sunni supporters of the Islamic resistance are divided into several categories including (but not limited to) the basis of tribalism, cooperation with Sunni religious body, the establishment of local councils (such as the Anbar Liberation council) and integration in Shia fractions of Islamic resistance. For instance, there are a number of Sunnis in organizations such as Asaib al-Haq, Badr, Kataeb Hezbollah, Harakat Hezbollah al-Nujaba, Jund al-Imam, Brigade Imam Ali, Kataeb al-Shuhada.

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➜⇢   Turkey, Qatar, UAE planes fly Daesh out of Syria to Yemen: Damascus

➜⇢   RIYADH/SANA’A – The Saudi-led coalition has transferred hundreds of al-Qaeda terrorists to Ma’arib province in northern Yemen as a desperate measure in an attempt to hold the area for as long as possible. The Wahhabi kingdom and its coalition partners have recently suffered a series of defeats in Yemen.

The Saudi-led coalition resorted to al-Qaeda terrorists after heavy defeats in the 9th Front which cleansed their forces and liberated a large number of points in Ma’arib and al-Jouf provinces by the Yemeni army, the Arabic-language al-Masirah news channel quoted an informed source as saying on Wednesday.

➜⇢   Why is Turkey, with US backing, protecting Al-Qaeda’s largest affiliate in Idlib, Syria?

Idlib is facing a humanitarian disaster as hundreds of thousands flee a Syrian and Russian military campaign to retake the province from militant rule. Overlooked in Western coverage of the crisis is that Idlib is mostly controlled by Hayat Tahrir al-Sham, a rebranded affiliate of Al-Qaeda — and that Turkey, with U.S. backing, has intervened to keep the extremist group in place.

Guest: Scott Ritter, former UN Weapons Inspector and Marine Corps Intelligence Officer.


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