President Bashar al-Assad says France’s support for terrorist groups operating against the Syrian government and people is a direct cause of bloodshed in the Arab country.
“The policy of France, that started from day one, has been to support terrorists in Syria, and is responsible directly for the killings in our country,” Assad told TF1 and Europe 1, respectively a French channel and a French radio network.
Assad further said his remarks were not a mere accusation as French officials have on numerous occasions admitted that they are supporting militants in Syria.
“They said many times they supported the war,” said the Syrian leader. “They said that they send armaments to whom they call moderate groups, which are terrorists. They said that; I didn’t say it. The Americans said the same, the French said the same.”
In a move that is sure to unleash a fresh firestorm of accusations that Russia is interfering in the upcoming French elections, Wikileaks has has released three classified CIA “tasking orders” revealing details of a seven-month long spying campaign and involvement by the agency ahead of the 2012 French presidential election.
It [increasing military spending] has been the American message for many, many years. I am very much against letting ourselves be pushed into this,” Juncker said, speaking on the sidelines of the international Munich Security Conference on Wednesday.
Juncker added that he does not like “our American friends narrowing down this concept of security to the military.”
According to the EC president, a “modern stability policy” is made up of several parts. . . .
“Pizzagate” is a familiar pop culture buzzword and everyone probably knows what it means or that it is affiliated with sexual abuse of children, especially in Washington, DC. However, there has been breaking news about world-wide arrests regarding pedophilia, but the U.S. media and television—other than CBS journalist Ben Swann in Atlanta, Georgia—have not investigated the problem to expose it and its perpetrators.
‘I can’t breathe!’ Video shows police pepper-spraying black man in restraining chair . . . a sign of our times.
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Ironically, environmental damage caused by the protesters, including “months of accumulated debris, and human waste generated by the populations that have occupied the aforementioned areas,” and the resulting risk posed to the waters of the Missouri River was cited by the Governor as the primary reason for the eviction notice.
Flynn’s Resignation Raises Fresh Dangers, by James ONeill, NEO
[…] The neocons were clearly not going to take their electoral defeat in November as the end of the matter. Plan B, if Clinton was not elected, was already in place, with Trump’s Vice President, Pence, their man in waiting.
‘Good times, money following’: CNN president praises Trump-bashing agenda . . . He sounds extremely sure of himself, doesn’t he! — and, yes, as usual it seems it’s all about the money!
A Civil War For Control Of The US Government Has Erupted Between “The Deep State” And Donald Trump, by Michael Snydeer, Zeerohedge
[…] In essence, Donald Trump and his team are walking through a minefield, and his enemies are watching like a hawk for even the smallest slip up.
Reasons Why Michael Flynn Was Fatality #1 in the Trump Presidency Takedown, by Joachim Hagopian
Like always the fake news machine twists in doublespeak everything into something criminal, a violation of the Logan Act of 1799 that prohibits any private citizen from attempting to influence US foreign policy. Rather than adamantly defend his advisor, Trump threw him under the bus. The president should have exposed the conspiratorial, undemocratic truth that this is a very dangerous precedent of a hostile takeover when an intelligence agency colludes with a hostile media to illegally ambush Flynn as part of their deep state war against the standing president. If anything, the FBI should be punished.
Hot on the heels of retailers who have halted sales of Ivanka Trump’s clothing line in protest against Trump (and free marketing buzz), the tech “resistance” against Trump got its lead from Facebook CEO Mark Zuckeberg who on Thursday posted a lengthy note “rebuking isolationist “America First” sentiment, and touting the merits of globalization and a “global community” working for innovation and progress.”
In short, the CEO of the “social network”, whose business model is predicated upon uninhibited globalization allowing advertisers to reach into every corner of the world with 3 second video clips, is calling for a global government. Not all that surprising.
Read excerpts from Zuckerberg’s sermon for globalization:
THE LEFT-RIGHT PARADIGM IS BACK, by Chuck Baldwin. . . this is largely about keeping us in duality, isn’t it?
. . . At the same time we must not forget that back in 2016 the state of California became the sixth economy in the world by overtaking such countries as France
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“Russia’s aggressive actions have violated international law and are destabilizing,” he added.
Before the US is willing to work with its former Cold War rival, “Russia is going to have to prove itself first,” Mattis said. “The point about Russia is they have to live by international law just like we expect all nations on this planet to do
After a multi-month, politically charged investigation, German intelligence agencies could find no good evidence of Moscow-directed cyber-attacks or a disinformation campaign aimed at subverting the democratic process in Germany. Undaunted, Chancellor Angela Merkel has commissioned a new investigation.
The Syrian Foreign Ministry has condemned Turkey’s “repeated crimes and attacks” on the Syrian people as well as violations of Syrian sovereignty and territorial integrity, in two letters to the UN, Syria’s SANA news agency reports.
Military analysts at IHS Jane’s have revealed that Saudi Arabia and several other Western-backed Arab countries in the Middle East are purchasing weapons suited for a more offensive military program in distant locations.
Syrian govt delegation head accuses Turkey and armed rebels of derailing Astana talks. . . Turkey continues to try to sit on the fence in several specific ways. How long will they be able to do so before they find themselves in trouble? I can’t believe Russia doesn’t understand their game.
Global Economic Growth Is All About China… Nothing But China . . . and China appears to be in trouble, leaving us with more questions than answers.
European Union officials are urging Greece and its creditors to strike a financial aid deal for the country quickly to safeguard economic recovery. However, Athens has refused a demand from its creditors for more austerity measures.
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I happened to run across this older video (below) from Dab007 that has some surprising pictures — at least to me. ~J