Friday, May 31, 2019

Hours After Va. Beach Tragedy, Dem Candidates Vomit Up Empty Platitudes and Demands for Gun Control

My sympathies to the families of those lost and injured today.

Youtube Deleted My Arnav Gupta Video

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Bernie's Farewell Tour and the Kayfabe that Makes it Possible

Bernie is doing a farewell tour while Tulsi is polling at 1% or less. You aren't getting 'CHANGE' thru the ballot box. So... what the hell are you gonna do about it?

Thursday, May 30, 2019

The Ghastly Self-immolation of Arnav Gupta

What motivates a man to leave his home, nestled between three country clubs in Bethesda, Maryland, travel to D.C. and set himself on fire in park at midday across the street from the White House? Little is known at this time about Arnav Gupta other than the rather dramatic and macabre ending he chose to his life.

All we can say for sure is he wanted someone to take notice, so notice we shall.

Criticizing 1%er Bernie's Millions: Is It Fair or Not?

Money trees and talk of Bernie being "cheap" aside, is Politico's criticism of Bernie being a 1%er fair?

Little Offends Me More than Using Children as Tools of Propaganda

There is a long history of influence peddlers using children as tools of their various lines of propaganda and we are watching a new version unfold in the global warming (boo) industrial complex.

Monday, May 27, 2019

Jimmy Dore Promotes Washington Post Disinformation About Espionage Act and Julian Assange

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Understanding Deep Politics featuring Michael Parenti

Michael Parenti - The JFK Assassination and the Gangster Nature of the State

Parenti's 'Swarthy Hordes' Theme is Alive and Well in Entertainment Propaganda Today

"They hate us for our freedom" Really? Why? Because of what we are doing and are going to do? No. Because they are the swarthy hoards who simply 'want too see the world burn'

From Game of Thrones to the Walking Dead to World War Z, this kind of entertainment industry propaganda is still alive and well in the states today and it will continue until we collectively understand it for what it is and reject it at the box office.

Noam Chomsky - The 5 Filters of the Mass Media Machine

European Parliament Election Results Send a Clear Populist Message

Neoliberal centrists beware. The people have spoken and they demand representative government that looks out for the interests of the ordinary citizen and will have it one way or another (think Haiti 1791, France 1848, Russia 1917, Spain 1936, Cuba 1953, Egypt 2011.. Occupy and Yellow Vests)

Friday, May 24, 2019

"The goal (was) to exaggerate the importance of Wikileaks" and it still is

Wikileaks has always been an intelligence operation and Julian Assange is not a journalist... he's an asset. And he always has been.

Turkey confirms purchase of Russian S-400 missile despite US pressure

(The U.S. is DEMANDING Turkey by the inferior THAAD missile defense system from Lockheed Martin and apparently Erdogan isn't listening. I guess we can expect another false flag event targeting Turkey now)


The 'Chemical Wing' of al Qaeda Staged ANOTHER False Flag Chemical Attack in Syria

As the world was made aware of the faked Douma chemical weapons report from June of 2018, the newly named "Chemical Wing" of al Qaeda staged another one early this week. And they promise more to follow.

Monday, May 20, 2019

What the Fake Resistance is Helping Trump Get Away With

As Trump brags about being more neoliberal that Clinton and Reagan before him, the fake resistance is attacking peace activists, protecting the White Helmets psyop and generally distracting the left from the very real damage he's doing to this country with their conspiracy theories about Russian collusion/hacking.

Saturday, May 18, 2019

What is the Significance of the "Dancing Israelis" FOIA Release Images?

The images are so distorted you can't see the skyline of Manhattan in the background that combined with the fact that the faces of the subjects in the image were redacted, you can't glean any useful info from any of them.

Friday, May 17, 2019

Leaked Douma Report Proves Chemical Attack was Staged As Amy Goodman Spews Debunked Lies

As an OPCW report is leaked that makes it clear the Douma chemical attack was completely staged last year, Amy Goodman dusts off some debunked "Syrian prison torture" story to distract her antiwar audience from the truth... once again. She is about as shameful as it gets. She, like the New York Times and John Bolton alike, is nothing more than a peddler of augmented reality. Reality augmented with lies and FAKE NEWS.

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

What Happened to Isaac Kappy?

Not a big fan. Don't know much about him. But I will say his case serves as a warning to us all.

He actually mentions the 'veganmikey' guy in the last video he did saying he has no idea what happened to him then goes on too say he sold out for MUCH less than he thought he would and follows that up by saying he was 'manipulated' via "some things that induced the decision" which make me believe it was somehow drug related and 'veganmikey' was indeed, not what Isaac portrayed him to be back in August of 2018.

Why Do GoT Fans Hate Dany's Heel Turn?

Because it's more true to life for Americans than they care to admit.

Monday, May 13, 2019

What's Behind the ‘Sabotage’ Attack on Saudi Tankers?

Is it a Tonkin, Liberty, Incubator Babies or Northwoods operation? Cus with Bolton promising to dance with MEK terrorists in Tehran and Bibi dictating foreign policy objectives to Trump, you know it's one of em.

The "New Left" was Fake

Saturday, May 11, 2019

New Kurdish Congress: Who stands behind the Kurdish autonomy project in Syria?

(As tensions mount between us and the Iranians and Turkey, the Greater Kurdistan project rolls onward in Syria. 'Western Kurdistan' is about to become a thing.)

from Off Guardian

According to the source, a conference on the determination of the Kurdish-held areas’ status is expected to be carried out in Northern Syria. The media has not yet confirmed this information, but such a meeting had been long-awaited.

Referring to a number of influential experts and journalists (Diliman Abdulkader, Farhad “Fred” Khosravi, etc.), the source reported on a summit of Syrian Kurds, including leadership of forces opposed to Bashar al Assad, political parties, also community and civil society organizations leaders will be held in Ayn Issa town of Northern Raqqa under the sponsorship of the US. The event was marked as “Kurdish Congress” in invitation letters sent by facilitators, and the agenda contains issues of legitimation of the Kurdish administrative-territorial entity in Syria and the post-war settlement.
Furthermore, the source added representatives of the UAE and Saudi Arabia, that are partners of the US in the coalition, also have been involved in organizing the meeting.

It is planned that at the conclusion of the Congress participants will release an appeal to the Syrian President Bashar al Assad requesting the recognition of autonomy and providing local administrations with the broad repository of the powers, the source pointed out.

If it would be released, the backlash of the Syrian government against such a statement is not difficult to predict. Since the beginning of the crisis, Bashar al Assad has repeatedly stressed that he intends to regain control over all territories of the country without exception. Every mention of the Kurdish autonomy has caused harsh responses by Syrian government and military officials until the start of fighting against Kurdish forces. It is evident that the Congress facilitators cannot ignore it, which means that they deliberately provoke tensions between Damascus and Kurds...

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Manufactured Iranian Threat in the Persian Gulf

Friday, May 10, 2019

Another Whistleblower Bites the Dust as The Intercept Adds a Third Notch to Its Burn Belt

(food for thought...

looks like this has been the point of The Intercept since it's inception (pardon the pun))

by Whitney Webb, MintPress News

Early Thursday morning, the Department of Justice unsealed an indictment against Daniel Everette Hale — a former intelligence analyst for the U.S. Air Force and National Security Agency (NSA) and later a defense contractor working for the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) — for providing a reporter with classified government information. The reporter in question, although unnamed in the indictment, is Jeremy Scahill, co-founder of and journalist for the online publication The Intercept.
The indictment against Hale makes him the third Intercept source to be charged with leaking classified information to the outlet in less than two years. Notably, both of the government whistleblowers that have already been prosecuted and convicted by the Trump administration – Reality Winner and Terry Albury – were Intercept sources who were outed as whistleblowers by reporters working for the online publication.

The publication, which has long been associated with the documents shared by whistleblower Edward Snowden, has yet to fire any of the reporters responsible for these breaches that have seen two whistleblowers already imprisoned and third, Daniel Hale, likely to be imprisoned.

Despite its increasingly dismal track record, the publication – largely funded by government-linked tech billionaire Pierre Omidyar – continues to invite and “welcome” whistleblowers from the public and private sector and implores them to “consider sharing your information securely with us.”...

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Bernie's 30 year Gimmick, Calls to Save al Qaeda in Idlib and the War on Whistle blowers Continues

Happy birthday to me. Here's a news round-up for the morning. Glad to be back at it with a healthy, fat puppy.

Thursday, May 9, 2019

Former Intelligence Analyst Charged with Disclosing Classified Information

from Justice Department press release

An indictment was unsealed today charging a former intelligence analyst with illegally obtaining classified national defense information and disclosing it to a reporter. Daniel Everette Hale, 31, of Nashville, Tennessee, was arrested this morning and will make his initial appearance today at the federal courthouse in Nashville.  Assistant Attorney General for National Security John C. Demers, U.S. Attorney G. Zachary Terwilliger for the Eastern District of Virginia and Acting Special Agent in Charge Jennifer L. Moore of the FBI’s Baltimore Field Office made the announcement after the charges were unsealed.

According to the indictment, Hale was enlisted in the U.S. Air Force from July 2009 to July 2013, during which time he received language and intelligence training.  While serving on active duty, Hale was assigned to work at the National Security Agency (NSA) and deployed to Afghanistan as an intelligence analyst.  After leaving the U.S. Air Force, Hale was employed by a defense contractor and assigned to the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA), where he worked as a political geography analyst between December 2013 and August 2014.  In connection with his active duty service and work for the NSA, and during his time at NGA, Hale held a Top Secret//Sensitive Compartmented Information (TS//SCI) security clearance and was entrusted with access to classified national defense information.

Whom Not To Trust - U.S. Government Indicts Another Intercept Source

from MoA

Another source that provided government secrets to The Intercept has been uncovered and indicted by the U.S. government.
The Intercept was created to privatize the National Security Agency documents leaked by NSA contractor Edward Snowden. The online magazine is financed by Pierre Omidyar, the founder of Ebay, who's is known for many shady connection to Obama administration and for promoting various regime change efforts.
In June 2017 we wrote about the first case in which an Intercept source got burned:
Yesterday The Intercept published a leaked five page NSA analysis about alleged Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. elections. Its reporting outed the leaker of the NSA documents. That person, R.L. Winner, has now been arrested and is likely to be jailed for years if not for the rest of her life.
FBI search (pdf) and arrest warrant (pdf) applications unveil irresponsible behavior by the Intercept's reporters and editors which neglected all operational security trade-craft that might have prevented the revealing of the source. It leaves one scratching one's head if this was intentional or just sheer incompetence. Either way - the incident confirms what skeptics had long determined: The Intercept is not a trustworthy outlet for leaking state secrets of public interests.
Our mistrust towards The Intercept get reinforced by the arrest of another of The Intercept's sources.
Today the Justice Department arrested and charged a former U.S. Airforce soldier, Daniel Everette Hale, 31, of Nashville, Tennessee, who had worked at the National Security Agency (NSA), as an intelligence analyst in Afghanistan, and at the National Geospatial Intelligence Agency (NGIA). The Justice Department alleges that Hale leaked several secret and top secret powerpoint presentations and papers to an online outlet:
According to allegations in the indictment, beginning in April 2013, while enlisted in the U.S. Air Force and assigned to the NSA, Hale began communicating with a reporter. Hale met with the reporter in person on multiple occasions, and, at times, communicated with the reporter via an encrypted messaging platform. Then, in February 2014, while working as a cleared defense contractor at NGA, Hale printed six classified documents unrelated to his work at NGA and soon after exchanged a series of messages with the reporter. Each of the six documents printed were later published by the reporter’s news outlet. According to allegations in the indictment, while employed as a cleared defense contractor for NGA, Hale printed from his Top Secret computer 36 documents, including 23 documents unrelated to his work at NGA. Of the 23 documents unrelated to his work at NGA, Hale provided at least 17 to the reporter and/or the reporter’s online news outlet, which published the documents in whole or in part. Eleven of the published documents were classified as Top Secret or Secret and marked as such.
The indictment (pdf), filed on March 7 under seal, includes a list of the meetings and communications that Hale had with the reporter. The first one took place during the reporter's book tour in April 2013 in Washington DC. During that time frame Jeremy Scahill, one of the Intercept's founding editors, was on a national book tour promoting his book about Blackwater. Several stories written by Scalhill based on secret documents were published in the time frames given in the indictment...

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Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Tucker: An Iran war would destroy Trump's presidency (flashback to July 2018)

Sadly, Tucker's guest points out that Trump wasn't listening to these advisors back then and we made in-roads with China, North Korea and even Russia. Today, those same advisors, seem to OWN The Donald.

Iran Announces Withdraw of ‘Some Points’ of Nuclear Deal in Ultimatum to EU

from Fort Russ News

In a major shift which could very well signal the return of a conservative Iranian government, Rouhani announced the suspension of certain parts of the nuclear agreement, in a measured and mirrored response to the U.S having suspended its parts for the past year. He then called on Europe to comply with its agreements with Tehran and warned that his country could suspend other points of the 2015 nuclear agreement.

Iran announced on Wednesday that it will suspend some of its commitments assumed in the nuclear agreement signed between Tehran and the G5 + 1 formed initially by Germany, France, United Kingdom, Russia, the United States plus China in 2015.

The decision was officially approved just hours ago, and notice from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Islamic Republic was given to the ambassadors of the countries that are still part of that agreement after the withdrawal from the United States exactly one year ago.
It is important to clarify that Iran kept up its end of the agreement in its entirety for one year, while the US withdrew in May of 2018 under Trump.

Iranian Foreign Minister, Mohamad Javad Zarif, had told reporters that Tehran will not withdraw from the entire nuclear agreement officially known as the Comprehensive Plan of Joint Action (JCPOA), but will suspend some points of it which the country assumed voluntarily...

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Economist, prominent UN figure blames American sanctions for thousands of deaths in Venezuela

from Fox News (believe it or not)

A top economist who has worked for years with the United Nations is claiming that U.S. sanctions are responsible for more than 40,000 deaths in Venezuela and that such actions are illegal under international and U.S. law -- his latest attack on the Trump administration in recent weeks.

Jeffrey Sachs, an economist at Columbia University and a Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) advocate for U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, co-authored the report, “Economic Sanctions as Collective Punishment: The Case of Venezuela,” which criticizes sanctions the U.S. has imposed since 2017.

“We find that the sanctions have inflicted, and increasingly inflict, very serious harm to human life and health, including an estimated more than 40,000 deaths from 2017-2018; and that these sanctions would fit the definition of collective punishment of the civilian population as described in both the Geneva and Hague international conventions, to which the U.S. is a signatory,” the report, published by the Centre for Economic and Policy Research (CEPR), says.

“They are also illegal under international law and treaties which the U.S. has signed, and would appear to violate U.S. law as well,” it says. Sachs co-authored the report with CEPR's Mark Weisbrot...

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Microsoft Offers Software Tool 'ElectionGuard' to Secure Elections

(yes. 'secure elections' so we don't have a repeat of 2016 I guess. Notice the MIC's fingerprints on this as well?)

from NBC New York

Microsoft announced an ambitious effort it says will make voting secure, verifiable and subject to reliable audits. Two of the three top U.S elections vendors have expressed interest in potentially incorporating the open-source software into their proprietary voting systems.

The software kit is being developed with Galois, an Oregon-based company separately creating a secure voting system prototype under contract with the Pentagon's advanced research agency, DARPA.

Dubbed "ElectionGuard," the Microsoft kit will be available this summer, the company says, with early prototypes ready to pilot for next year's general elections. CEO Satya Nadella announced the initiative Monday at a developer's conference in Seattle.

Nadella said the project's software, provided free of charge as part of Microsoft's Defending Democracy Program, would help "modernize all of the election infrastructure everywhere in the world." Microsoft also announced a cut-rate Office 365 application suite for political parties and campaigns for what it charges nonprofits. Both Microsoft and Google provide anti-phishing email support for campaigns...

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Report: leaked draft of Trump’s peace plan reveals creation of ‘New Palestine,’ promises to join Israel in next war in Gaza if Palestinians reject

from MondoWeiss

A leaked document of “main points” from the Trump administration’s so-called “deal of the century” was published today by Yisrael Hayom, outlining a plan for a two-state solution that includes the creation of a demilitarized state of “New Palestine,” Israeli annexation of all settlements in the West Bank, a land deal with Egypt, and shared capitals in Jerusalem.

If either Israel or the Palestinians, including Hamas and the PLO, reject the deal, the document says the U.S. will impose steep penalties. The U.S. will cut off all aid to Israel and ensure “no country in the world transfers money” to the Palestinians, whose economy is reliant on foreign donors.

If the PLO accepts the plan and Hamas or Islamic Jihad in Gaza reject it, the document warns “the U.S. will back Israel to personally harm leaders of Hamas and Islamic Jihad” in a future escalation, and will hold Hamas’ leadership “responsible in another round of violence between Israel and Hamas.”

The plan goes on to caution, “It is inconceivable that a group of a few dozen will determine the lives of millions of people,” which echoes similar sentiments made by Kushner last week...

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Trita Parsi: John Bolton Has Wanted War With Iran for 20 Years. Now Could Be His Best Chance

Beau is Much Better

I could not be happier. Will be back to doing my regular work with this channel and my website tomorrow. Thank you all for your concern and well wishes.

Tuesday, May 7, 2019

What Blue Pearl Vet Hospital Did to Beau and I Yesterday

 IMPORTANT UPDATE: While this video was processing, I went into the kitchen to make a cup of coffee and have a potato chip. Beau came in behind me and asked for a chip so I gave him one and he ate it. Then he went over and started eating some dry cat food out of the cats' bowl. I let him have a bit and took that up, then gave him a couple spoonfuls of moist food. So... he is eating a bit. I am so relieved. Will let you know how all that processes but it's been about half and hour and he hasn't thrown up. Cross your fingers. Say a prayer. Either way, I feel so much better he's eaten something by choice. Thank you all for your concern and well wishes.


Blue Pearl lied to me on the phone. Treated me more like a mark than a concerned loving pet owner. Can't forgive em for that. Beau went through a lot so they could make their sales pitch. I am still working on saving him. Just letting you know what's going on.

Monday, May 6, 2019

Beau is Sick

I've been away for a couple days and thought I should tell you why. Will let you know how it goes. Wish us luck.

Sunday, May 5, 2019

Israeli War-Crimes Spell Third Day of Havoc for Palestinian Civilians

from Fort Russ News (H/T AuntBB)

The body count continued to rise Sunday May 5th as the Israeli occupational forces deployed its terrorism against civilians, causing numerous casualties as Israel launched approximately 100 missiles into civilian areas of Gaza in the last 24 hours, in one of the most intense flareups of violence in the region in years.

Seven Palestinians, including a pregnant mother and her baby, were killed and fifty more have been hurt in the Palestinian enclave, according to Ashraf al Qudra, a Palestinian Health Ministry spokesman, who named the dead on Facebook.

As a result of Israel’s disinformation campaign and attempts to equivocate and create a sense of ‘tit for tat’, in its efforts to create a false-parity, FRN has no objective evidence that can verify that there has been any substantive attacks coming from Palestinian forces upon Israel, outside of one residential  house that only Israeli media had access to, and reported on...

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The Occupation of the American Mind (45-minute version)

Thousands Die, Millions Injured on the Job, and No Businesses Prosecuted

BREAKING: Venezuelan soldiers, police KILLED in ambush

from Fort Russ News

At least three soldiers and two police officers were killed in Venezuela on Saturday after an ambush in the region of La Guacamaya, Aragua state. The information was released by the local police.

“They were surprised at the rise of La Guacamaya, resulting in the death of Brigadier General Jackson Alexis Silva Zapata, Sargeant Robert León Castellano, Sergeant Anjo Brito and Aragua police officers, Bruno Benavides and Jesús Arraiz,” said the police report.

In addition, three other military personnel were injured and taken to the city hospital. They are in critical condition.

The police report reveals that officials were ambushed when they left La Guacamaya for the Agro-FAN farm to receive support, shortly after an attack on military officers was reported in the region, which did not result in casualties.

So far the authorities can not say who was responsible for the incident...

( Blackwater Founder Calls For 5,000 Mercenaries to Topple Maduro )

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Thursday, May 2, 2019

Coup Updates, Hillary's Delusions and Biden Opposes Trump Except When He Supports Him

Sometimes the truth just stares you right in the face and you have to stare back else you live like a demoralized slave.

Leopoldo López Emerges from House Arrest to Bless Failed Coup and Invite US Gov’t into Guaidó Regime

from MintPress News

Amid the early morning chaos of yesterday’s failed US backed coup attempt in Venezuela, Leopoldo López — the political mentor and top adviser to self-declared “Interim President” Juan Guaidó — made a startling claim to a group of international journalists gathered outside the La Carlota airbase in the Venezuelan capital of Caracas. 
According to Bloomberg reporter Andrew Rosati, who was present for López’s and Guaidó’s announcement of the now-failed “military uprising,” López told him and other foreign reporters that he and Guaidó — after speaking to high-ranking government officials throughout the Americas and their political allies within Venezuela — wanted the United States government to be a part of the government they hope to install if they succeed in ousting Venezuela’s current president, Nicolás Maduro.

The claim received very little media attention, given the day’s events, despite the fact that López, long believed to be the power behind Guaidó and the architect of his rise to power, stated that Guaidó’s parallel government would aim to essentially turn the country into a colony of the United States. López did not elaborate as to the extent of the role he and Guaidó hoped to see the U.S. play in a future Venezuelan government. Yet, any planned role for the U.S. government in Venezuela’s government would gravely undermine Venezuela’s national sovereignty and any semblance of independence of a future Guaidó-led administration...

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Violent, Bigoted Supporters of Juan Guaidó Attempt to Invade Venezuela’s D.C. Embassy

from MintPress News

Emboldened by the attempted military coup — and amidst the ongoing tenancy of the Embassy Protection Collective at Venezuela’s Washington embassy at the invitation of the legitimate government of Venezuela — opposition activists rallied on Tuesday, hurling racist and homophobic slurs at members of the Collective. On several occasions, they attempted to unlawfully break into the embassy and injure its protectors.
MintPress News has been at the embassy in D.C. since Wednesday, recording livestream reports and publishing articles featuring the voices of activists on the front lines in the fight against US imperialism that seeks to overthrow the Democratically elected leader of Venezuela and install a right wing government friendly to US economic interests. 

As Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaidó attempted a military coup on Tuesday, pro-opposition activists gathered in far greater numbers outside of the embassy in Washington. MintPress News observed numerous uses of slurs against embassy protectors and multiple instances of violence...

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Biden Sides With Trump, Bolton, and Pompeo in Backing Venezuela Coup Effort

from MintPress News

Despite progressive critics and anti-war voices speaking forcefully against the Trump administration’s overt backing of the attempted coup d’état by rightwing opposition forces in Venezuela on Tuesday, 2020 Democratic frontrunner Joe Biden aligned himself with the White House by throwing his support behind the overthrow effort.

“The violence in Venezuela today against peaceful protesters is criminal,” Biden tweeted on Tuesday. “Maduro’s regime is responsible for incredible suffering. The U.S. must stand with the National Assembly & Guaidó in their efforts to restore democracy through legitimate, internationally monitored elections.”

But what Biden embraced as an effort to “restore democracy,” many foreign policy experts—ones not willing to give the benefit of the doubt to people like national security advisor John Bolton, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, and President Donald Trump—called something else entirely: a violent effort by Venezuela’s rightwing elites, led by Juan Guaidó, to overthrow the elected government of President Nicolas Maduro...

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Stasi State: Amazon “Ring” Doorbell Surveillance Wants To Create A Crime News Network

from Activist Post

Amazon is currently looking to hire someone with the title “Managing Editor, News” for its Ring doorbell surveillance hardware and software which wants to create a Stasi police state run by citizens themselves.

Activist Post has previously warned you that it’s not enough that Amazon is on record working with the FBI with its Facial Rekogntion biometric software … no, Amazon is also spying on customers of its recently purchased home surveillance cameras called “Ring.”...

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Economist Jeffrey Sachs: U.S. Sanctions Have Devastated Venezuela & Killed Over 40,000 Since 2017

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Venezuelan Military Putsch Defeated as Leopoldo Lopez Takes Refuge in Spanish Embassy

from Venezuela Analysis 

 “Interim President” Juan Guaido and right-wing opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez spearheaded an unsuccessful coup attempt in Caracas on Tuesday.

The thwarted uprising started in the early morning hours when renegade military and intelligence officers reportedly released Lopez from house arrest. Lopez then joined Guaido and a handful of soldiers on the Altamira overpass in east Caracas, outside the Francisco de Miranda airbase, known as La Carlota.

Lopez and Guaido released videos on social media, calling on the armed forces to back their efforts and urging supporters to take to the streets, in what they termed as the “final phase” of the so-called “Operation Freedom.” Large crowds of anti-government protesters, as well as opposition lawmakers, made their way to the Altamira overpass.

The scene then saw armed confrontations between the soldiers that backed Juan Guaido and those inside La Carlota airbase. According to witnesses in La Carlota, the Venezuelan armed forces fired tear gas towards the Altamira overpass, where civilian protesters began to gather, whereas Guaido’s soldiers returned live fire. Riot police also appeared on the scene to try and disperse the crowds. There are reports of protesters wounded and arrested that are unconfirmed at the time of writing...

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U.S responds to its own failed coup attempt by leaking info on deploying Five-Thousand Blackwater Mercenaries

from Fort Russ

The attempted coup d’état initiated by opposition leader Juan Guaidó at Francisco de Miranda’s military base aims to “justify a military intervention by the US government,” opines the analyst and former director of International Relations of the Presidency of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, Sergio Rodríguez Gelfenstein.

Rodriguez Gelfenstein estimates that the uprising on Tuesday morning at the military base known as “La Carlota” happened “far from the Government Palace” and did not have substantial support from the people and the Armed Forces.

In fact, said the analyst, “many of the soldiers retired because they said they were deceived” to participate in the action deployed near La Carlota by Guaidó and Leopoldo López, who left his house despite being under house arrest.

Gelfenstein commented that “thirty soldiers supporting Guaidó do not compare to the 335,000 men and 2 million militiamen” that make up the Armed Forces of Venezuela. The numbers, however, are disputed. Independent analysis, however, shows that no more than 200,000 men and women form the militias, and it is not possible to confirm the number of soldiers still loyal to the Maduro government.

Rodriguez Gelfenstein noted that “it is clear” that the coup attempt would not overthrow the Nicolas Maduro government, but warned of the true purpose behind the maneuver...

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Coup-lite in Venezuela, Big Tech Censorship, AJ Does DC and the High Cost of War

A news round-up video talking about some of the things the MSM is avoiding these days.