Monday, April 3, 2017

Our Dishonest President : 'If China won't deal with North Korea, I will'

Op-Ed

Iraqi WMDs Anyone? 
By Moon Of Alabama
Washington Post Makes Unfounded Claims Of Iranian Supplies To Insurgencies.   -http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/46785.htm
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Blaming Russia for Everything
By Robert Parry
If any American points out the absurdity of this argument, he or she must be a "Moscow stooge" or a "Putin puppet."   -http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/46777.htm
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The Beneficiaries of Conflict With Russia
By Brian Cloughley
The fact that US troops are operating along the Russian border, is regarded as normal behaviour .   -http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/46778.htm
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Is the Russian Government Insouciant?
By Paul Craig Roberts
Russia is more interested in US dollars and "cooperation with Washington" than in national survival.   -http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/46779.htm
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Afghanistan - 'Small' Western Propaganda Lies, Huge Impact
By Andre Vltchek
There is virtually an absolute control of information and media.   -http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/46782.htm
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Violence: Theirs and Ours
By Vijay Prashad
When anything outside the governing ideology tries to make an appearance it is dismissed as the rants of a conspiracy theorist or as "alt-facts."   -http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/46781.htm
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Cassius Was Correct
By Philip Farruggio
How many Amerikans, like the good Germans in 1940, cheered the carpet bombing of Iraq, and the subsequent invasion?   -http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/46783.htm
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The Surreal World of Foreign Interventionism
By Jacob G. Hornberger
When a government goes abroad and kills, maims, bombs, assassinates, and destroys individuals there are likely to be some people who get angry.   -http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/46784.htm
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Bill Clinton Laid the Groundwork for Trump's Ugly Immigration Policies
By Bill Blum
Russia is more interested in US dollars and "cooperation with Washington" than in national survival.   -http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/46780.htm
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Our Dishonest President
Los Angeles Times Editorial
Will Trump provoke confrontation with Iran, North Korea or China?   -http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/46786.htm
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Americans' Right to Protest is in Grave Danger Under Trump, United Nations Warns
By Amanda Erickson
The United Nations warns, these 19 bills represent an "alarming and undemocratic" trend that could have a chilling effect on activism   -http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/46787.htm

Hard News     
IS kills 13 civilians in western Mosul: Police: 
 "13 civilians were killed while trying to escape Tamouz region heading to Bab al-Sham, western Mosul," Colonel Khodeir Saleh told BasNews.
 http://www.iraqinews.com/iraq-war/is-kills-13-civilians-in-western-mosul/


 7 IS Militants Including 2 Leaders Killed in Southwest of Kirkuk; 
  Anadolu Agency reported a fighter jet belonging to the coalition conducted a precise strike against a position of the IS militants in Rashad town, southwest of Kirkuk.
 http://www.iraqinews.com/iraq-war/7-militants-including-2-leaders-killed-southwest-kirkuk/


 SIL second-in-command reportedly killed in air strike; 
 Ayad al-Jumaili, believed to be ISIL's second-in-command after Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, has been killed in Iraqi air strikes near the Syrian border, Iraqi state TV reported.
 http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2017/04/isil-command-reportedly-killed-air-strike-170402114605013.html


 Syrian Kurdish-Arab force 'surround' IS' last stronghold before Raqqa;
 Syrian Kurdish and Arab fighters have reportedly surrounded the town of Tabqa, one of the last strongholds of the Islamic State group before its self-declared "capital" Raqqa.
 https://www.alaraby.co.uk/english/news/2017/4/2/syrian-kurdish-arab-force-surround-is-last-stronghold-before-raqqa


 Thousands flee Tabqa as SDF battle ISIS; 
 The SDF forces have repelled at least four assaults from ISIS, and encircled Raqqa from the north, west and south, attempting to cut off their last supply line.
 http://www.nrttv.com/EN/Details.aspx?Jimare=13605


 Two Saudi soldiers killed in Jizan: 
 The army and popular forces on Sunday shot dead two Saudi soldiers and in Jizan province, a military official told Saba.
 http://sabanews.net/en/news460849.htm


 Yemen: Citizen killed in US-Saudi airstrike on Sa'ada; 
 A Citizen was killed on Sunday in a US-Saudi aggression airstrike on his house in al-Dhaher district of Sa'ada province, a security official told Saba.
 http://sabanews.net/en/news460853.htm


 Britain apologises after egg thrown at Saudi general; 
 An anti-war activist last week attempted a citizen's arrest of General Ahmed Assiri, spokesman for the Saudi-led Gulf coalition fighting rebels in Yemen, before another threw an egg that hit Assiri in the back.
 https://www.capitalfm.co.ke/news/2017/04/britain-apologises-egg-thrown-saudi-general/


 Propaganda alert:
 Top US general calls for use of 'military means' to disrupt Iran; 
  Joseph Votel tells Congress Tehran's destabilizing activities in the Middle East are chief long-term threat to region
 http://www.timesofisrael.com/top-us-general-calls-for-use-of-military-means-to-disrupt-iran/


 Three suicide bombers killed in foiled attacks in northeastern Nigeria; 
 All the bombers died instantly without killing anybody,"
 http://www.africanews.com/2017/04/02/three-suicide-bombers-killed-in-foiled-attacks-in-northeastern-nigeria/


 Libya: Sniper kills woman and sailor on Benghazi's Guiliana Bridge: ; 
 The gunmen opened up on the car and his niece, who was eight-months pregnant, was shot in the side. A sailor who rushed to help was then shot dead.
 https://www.libyaherald.com/2017/04/02/sniper-kills-woman-and-sailor-on-benghazis-guiliana-bridge/


 20 Tortured and Murdered at Pakistan Muslim Sufi Shrine: 
 Six women are among the dead and four other people were wounded during the attack on Sunday morning at the shrine on the edge of Sargodha, a remote town in the Punjab region, police said.
 http://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/20-tortured-murdered-pakistan-muslim-sufi-shrine-n741711


 Afghan official: 9 civilians killed in southern Afghanistan; 
 At least nine civilian have been killed after an Afghanistan army commando unit detonated a cache of ordinance found in southern Helmand province.
 http://www.startribune.com/afghan-official-9-civilians-killed-in-southern-afghanistan/417893913/


 Propaganda alert:
 MATTIS: Russian action in Afghanistan 'gives us concern':
 "I'm not going to say at this point if that has manifested into weapons and that sort of thing, but certainly what they're up to there in light of their other activities gives us concern."
 http://freebeacon.com/national-security/mattis-tillerson-call-russia-aggression-mucking-around-elections/


 Donald Trump vows to get tough with North Korea: 
 'If China won't deal with North Korea, I will'
 http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4373588/Trump-pledges-deal-North-Korea.html


 Propaganda alert:
 Mattis, Tillerson Call Out Russia for 'Aggression'; 
 "Russia's violations of international law are now a matter of record from what happened with Crimea to other aspects of their behavior in mucking around inside other people's elections and that sort of thing," Mattis said.
 http://freebeacon.com/national-security/mattis-tillerson-call-russia-aggression-mucking-around-elections/


 Putin seeking meeting with Trump; Putin adviser Dmitry Peskov said on ABC's 
 "This Week" with George Stephanopoulos that Trump and the Russian president should "meet each other and exchange views" in order to build a relationship between the two nations.
 http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/vladimir-putin-seeking-meeting-with-president-trump/article/2619134


 Tillerson sets NATO allies 2-month "goal" on spending: 
 U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson warned NATO allies Friday to boost defense spending or come up with plans to reach the alliance's budget guidelines within two months.
 http://www.cbsnews.com/news/rex-tillerson-nato-allies-defense-spending-russia-isis/


 Moscow and Beijing join forces to bypass US dollar in world money market; 
 Russia's central bank opened its first overseas office in Beijing on Thursday, marking a small step forward in forging a Beijing-Moscow alliance to bypass the US dollar in the global monetary system.
 http://www.scmp.com/news/china/diplomacy-defence/article/2079648/russian-central-bank-opens-first-overseas-office


 A near-no show for Red Square protest movement; 
 Hordes of media overwhelmed anyone who looked like a protester. A man carrying a Russian flag received significant media attention for "exercising my right to walk carrying a Russian flag in Russia.
 http://tinyurl.com/kvey4w9


 Tear gas, scuffles, projectiles flying at Paris rally against police brutality (VIDEOS) ; 
 Live streams and videos from the site show protesters who gathered in Paris on Sunday scuffling with police and kicking away tear gas canisters thrown at them by law enforcement officials.
 https://www.rt.com/news/383140-paris-police-brutality-protest/


 Were the hackers who broke into the DNC's email really Russian? : 
  There's growing doubt in the computer security industry about CrowdStrike's theories about AGENT-X and Russian hackers
 http://www.miamiherald.com/news/nation-world/national/article140461978.html


 Evelyn Farkas's Six Revelations about Obama, Trump, and the Deep State; 
 Unsurprisingly, President Donald J. Trump was correct. The administration of his predecessor, Barack H. Obama, had indeed been surveilling Trump and those close to his campaign.
 http://tinyurl.com/kktarhk


 Paraguay's president calls for end to unrest after killing of activist: 
 Horacio Cartes promises justice for 25-year-old shot by police during protests against his attempt to seek second term in office
 https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/apr/02/paraguays-president-calls-for-end-to-unrest-after-killing-of-activist


 Rescuers, locals dig for Colombia flood victims, at least 210 killed; 
 Several rivers burst their banks near the southwestern city of Mocoa in the early hours of Saturday, sending water, mud and debris crashing down streets and into houses as people slept.
 http://www.reuters.com/article/us-colombia-landslide-idUSKBN1740NW?il=0


 Both Ecuador candidates claim victory in presidential runoff: 
 Three exit polls, showed conservative former banker Guillermo Lasso winning the race by a slim margin of between 3 and 6 percentage points. But a fourth survey gave Correa's successor, Lenin Moreno, a 4-point edge.
 http://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/ecuadoreans-vote-closely-watched-presidential-election-46520557


 Ecuador's Tax Evading Oligarchs Try to Reconquer the Nation: 
 The oligarchs and bankers have been weakening the Ecuadorean economy by moving their wealth to offshore tax havens.
 http://www.telesurtv.net/english/opinion/Ecuadors-Tax-Evading-Oligarchs-Try-to-Reconquer-the-Nation-20170402-0030.html


 Venezuela Opposition Assembly Wants to Remove Judges, Even Though it Legally Can't; 
 Venezuela's opposition-controlled National Assembly will seek to remove the Supreme Court judges behind a controversial and since-reversed ruling on the judiciary
 http://tinyurl.com/kl9jgo2


 Ashamed to show the reality of U.S. Torture:
 US court blocks release of Guantanamo force-feeding videos: 
 The US authorities said the videos were a defense secret, warning that their release could threaten national security.
 https://www.yahoo.com/news/us-court-blocks-release-guantanamo-force-feeding-videos-195000990.html


 Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif) ranks 6th in the House with an estimated net worth* of $101,273,024 in 2014.
 http://www.opensecrets.org/pfds/summary.php?year=2014&cid=N00007360


 How did Barack Obama (D-Ill) make 70 Million in 2014? 
 Finance profiles of recent years are available here.
 http://www.opensecrets.org/pfds/candlook.php?txtName=obama


 The White House Wouldn't Post Trump Staffers' Financial Disclosures. So We Did.: 
 They lay out all sorts of details, including information on ownership of stocks, real estate and companies, and make possible conflicts of interest public.
 https://www.propublica.org/article/white-house-wouldnt-post-trump-staffers-financial-disclosures


 Warm welcome awaits Sisi as Trump rolls out red carpet for Egypt "strongman": 
 The Egyptian president, is set to visit the White House on Monday, in a sign of the Trump administration's willingness to firmly embrace dictatorial regimes that the previous administration spurned.
 https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/apr/02/abdel-fatah-al-sisi-donald-trump-egypt


 Trump Backtracks: Actually I 'Didn't Want To Take A Vote' On O'Care Repeal : 
 "Yeah, I don't lose. I don't like to lose," Trump told the Financial Times. "But that wasn't a definitive day.
 http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/trump-backtracks-obamacare-repeal-vote-tweets


 Senate committee targets FBI No. 2 in Trump dossier probe:
 Sen. Charles Grassley, has sent a letter to FBI Director James Comey demanding the story behind the FBI's reported plan to pay the author of a lurid and unsubstantiated dossier on candidate Donald Trump.
 http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/byron-york-senate-committee-targets-fbi-no.-2-in-trump-dossier-probe/article/2619120


 Trump touts Fox report on 'high up' official behind alleged unmasking: 
 "If this is true, does not get much bigger. Would be sad for U.S.," he added.
 http://thehill.com/policy/national-security/326852-trump-touts-fox-report-on-high-up-official-behind-alleged-unmasking


 Homeland Security names 3 Md. counties as non-cooperative jurisdictions: 
 Homeland Security has identified Baltimore, Montgomery and Prince George's counties as non-cooperative jurisdictions after defying a federal request to hold immigrants in their custody.
 http://foxbaltimore.com/news/local/homeland-security-names-3-md-counties-as-non-cooperative-jurisdictions


 Flashback 2006: Senators Clinton and Obama Vote for Secure Fence Act: 
 The Secure Fence Act of 2006's goal is to help secure America's borders, and security threats by building 700 miles (1,100 km) of physical barriers along the Mexico-United States border.
 https://mishtalk.com/2017/01/30/flashback-2006-senators-clinton-and-obama-vote-for-secure-fence-act-bush-signs-bill/

"Let us be peace and joy"
  
Tom Feeley

 
Cost Of War
 
Number Of Iraqis Slaughtered In US War And Occupation Of Iraq "1,455,590"

Number of U.S. Military Personnel Sacrificed (Officially acknowledged) In America's War On Iraq: 4,886

Number Of  International Occupation Force Troops Slaughtered In Afghanistan : 3,486
Cost of War in Iraq & Afghanistan
Total Cost of Wars Since 2001
  
  
  1,752,860,394,750                

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