. . .depending what he says, get ready to hold onto your hats! . . .And, by Geoege, I hope he says a lot! ~J
President Donald Trump tweeted Monday afternoon that he will be announcing his long-awaited decision on whether the US will be pulling out of the Iran deal tomorrow at 2 pm ET. The decision will be announced from the White House.
“It’s the only way to peace in the middle east … it’s more important than an Israeli-Palestinian deal.”
Pay attention to this. George speaks at about minute six . . . !!! ~J 🙂
. . . how in the world will this come out? All those involved in the Pakistani Spy Ring in Congress are supporting Iran — of course — because they are all reaping the benefits. How is Trump going to bring down the Spy Ring, when the lWestern World won’t allow it? Is there some logical way out of this conundrum? I don’t see it. It is all pointing towards a total catastrophe. Is there anyone who can help me out with this? ~J
Between the US strikes on Syria in April and the recent developments on the Korean Peninsula, we are in somewhat of a lull in the Empire’s search for a new war to start. The always helpful Israelis, in the person of the ineffable Bibi Netanyahu, are now beating the drums for, well, if not a war, then at least some kind of false flag or pretext to make the US strike at Iran. And then there is the always bleeding Donbass (which I won’t address in today’s analysis). So let’s see where we stand and try to guesstimate where we might be heading. To be honest, trying to guess what ignorant warmongering psychopaths might do next is by definition a futile exercise, but since there are some not negligible signs that there are at least a few rational people still left in the US White House and/or Pentagon (as shown by the mostly “pretend strikes” on Syria last month), we can assume (hope) that some residual degree of sanity is still present. At the very least Americans in uniform have to ask themselves a very basic and yet fundamental question:
Do I want to die for Israel? Do I want to lose my job for Israel? How about my pension? Maybe just my stock options? Is it worth risking a major regional war for such a “wonderful” state?
A lot depends on whether the US military leaders (and people!) will have the courage to ask themselves this question and, if they do, what their reply will be.
But, first, let’s begin with the good news:
The DPRK and ROK are in direct talks with each other. . . . Click article title to continue reading.
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This is one of those days when I suggest my readers to check the headlines on sott.net and zerohedge.com 🙂 ~J
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Need a Boost today? This video should do it — shared by ForbiddenKnowledge TV!
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UPDATE: Keeping Russia great: Putin’s final presidential term will be his most difficult, Op-Ed, by Bryan MacDonald
When Putin first became president in 2000, he inherited a basket case. Since then, he has restored much of Russia’s former greatness. Now he faces his toughest challenge: ensuring those gains are consolidated after his departure.
Since his first presidential election victory, there have been three Putin epochs. And to partially borrow from Donald Trump’s successful US election pitch, they have been: ‘make Russia stable again’ (2000-03), ‘make Russia rich’ (2004-07), and ‘make Russia respected again’ (2012-17).
Now, in his presumed final term, Putin has to achieve something which eluded long-serving Kremlin bosses in the 20th century. And that is to manage a successful transition. Because, in the Soviet era, Josef Stalin (28 years in power) and Leonid Brezhnev (18 years) both failed to plan for the future. With the former leaving behind a vicious power struggle and the latter’s mismanagement creating the conditions for the complete collapse of the state, less than a decade after his own demise. . . . Click article title to continue reading.
While Israel has been the barking dog pushing hostilities against Iran, it is the Saudis that are truly most threatened by Iran’s return to the global economy. They are as much, if not a bigger, agitator for tearing up the Iran Nuclear Deal as Israel has been.
A report earlier this week from the International Monetary Fund argued that Saudi Arabia still needs oil trading at $88 per barrel to balance its budget and pull off the structural reforms the country needs. . . . Click article title to continue reading.
While there is an increasingly more overt trade war being waged between China and the US, a more covert – and arguably important – contest between the two superpowers is currently being fought for spheres of influence, most notably in Africa, which is now largely a Chinese colony, in Latin America, where increasingly more countries are gravitating toward China and away from the “west“, and more recently, even Europe.
Of all such “zones of influence”, the one country where Beijing has arguably invested the most is Venezuela, and for obvious reasons: the country with the world’s largest petroleum reserves has found itself in a spiraling economic crisis in recent years and with the US refusing to step in and provide much needed funding, it allowed both China and Russia to provide the Maduro regime with loans, mostly in the form of vendor financing, as new Chinese and Russians funds were wired in exchange for Venezuela oil delivery contracts, typically struck well below prevailing market prices.
Which is why China is sure to be incensed following the latest indirect attempt by the US to further limit Venezuelan oil output, and impair the production capacity of what has become one of China’s key Latin Americans clients.
Here’s what happened.. . . Click article title to continue reading.
It’s less than a month before US President Donald Trump and People’s Democratic Republic of Korea (DPRK) leader Kim Jong Un meet for the first time, and Pyongyang is continuing its scathing assessment of Washington’s diplomatic overtures. . . . Click article title to continue reading.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) – France does not demand the unconditional ouster of Syrian President Bashar Assad anymore as the country is mainly focused on fight against terrorism in the conflict torn country, French Ambassador to Russia Sylvie Bermann told Kommersant newspaper in an interview released on Sunday. . . . Click article title to continue reading.
This is the moment when a newspaper claiming to uphold that most essential function in a liberal democracy – acting as a watchdog on power – formally abandons the task. This is the moment when it positively embraces the role of serving as a mouthpiece for the government. The tell is in one small word in a headline on today’s Guardian’s front page: “Revealed”.
When I trained as a journalist, we reserved a “Revealed” or an “Exposed” for those special occasions when we were able to bring to the reader information those in power did not want known. These were the rare moments when as journalists we could hold our heads high and claim to be monitoring the centres of power, to be fulfilling our sacred duty as the fourth estate. . . . Click article title to continue reading.
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Related Comment: Several years ago I spent time in The Canyon Lands of the Grand Canyon, where we were taken to placers unknown to most people. While we were allowed to take photos, we were asked not to share them in order to maintain the ‘untouched’ quality of the area. There I saw and photographed two canyon wall paintings of Dogon, whose value our guides didn’t recognize. The Dogon were first known in western Africa as beings who came here from Sirius and emerged from the water as part man, part fish. There is so much we do not yet know about ourselves. If we do not know where we have been, we cannot know where we are going! ~J 🙂
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Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani’s statement that the president might assert his constitutional right against self-incrimination in the FBI probe into the Trump campaign’s alleged collusion with Russia during the 2016 presidential election has prompted Trump’s opponents to brand the president guilty.
Related: Trump Won’t Testify After Mueller Probe Reaches “A Level Of Bad Faith”: DiGenova (2 Videos)
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UC Berkeley lecturer under attack for hosting Palestinian lawmaker . . . a follow-up on a much older story, but it’s obvious the Zionists do not give up.
A UC Berkeley lecturer is under attack for hosting an event with a Palestinian member of Israel’s parliament who challenged Israel’s claim to be a democracy.
The campaign to punish Hatem Bazian in California comes amid renewed attempts in South Carolina to codify a definition of anti-Semitism which conflates criticism of Israel with anti-Jewish bigotry.
Zionist students are calling for the university to take disciplinary action against Bazian for hosting Zoabi and defending the content of her speech.
This latest attack is part of “an ongoing series of targeting BDS activists and individuals who continue to do work on Palestine in the US,” Bazian told The Electronic Intifada, referring to the boycott, divestment and sanctions movement.
Haneen Zoabi is an elected politician who advocates for Israel to give full, equal rights to all its citizens. . . . Click article title to continue reading.
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If you spend time with George’s videos, you will begin to get a sense of how he is working. I’m sharing these videos today, because they all seem important, but obviously I can’t do this every day 🙂