Monday, June 17, 2019

Pentagon seeks to build global ‘consensus’ on Iran. Is it time to worry?

from RT:

The Trump administration is looking to “build international consensus” against Iran following attacks on oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman. But what does that actually mean? And to what end is it used?

“The focus for myself and Ambassador Bolton and Secretary Pompeo is to build international consensus to this international problem,” acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan told reporters outside the Pentagon on Friday.

Shanahan went on to say that the Pentagon would contribute to this effort by sharing intelligence with allies, as it did Friday when it released a video it claims shows Iran’s Revolutionary Guards (IRGC) removing an undetonated mine from the hull of one of two tankers attacked that morning.

Persian Gulf attack: Cui Bono?

by Steve Brown, The Duran:

Search for the term, “Where does Israel import its oil from” and prepare to be surprised by the result. The number one search result returns information from Zion Oil, a religious right Wall Street affinity scam which has fleeced Bible-belt ‘investors’ for years, and now sells for .37 cents US per share.

Even so, Zion Oil has described Israel’s oil import dilemma quite well:  “Over the past 25 years, significant fuel imports have come from Angola, Colombia, Mexico, Egypt, and Norway. In more recent times, the Israelis have turned to Russia, Kazakhstan, and some of the other -stans for the bulk of their oil. In 2015 – 2016, most of Israel’s oil is supplied from the volatile Kurdish region.”

Nunes Says He Has Finally Seen Rosenstein’s ‘Scope Memo’ – Suggests it Was Based on Hillary Clinton’s Junk Dossier (VIDEO)

by Cristina Laila, The Gateway Pundit:

Ranking member of the House Intelligence Committee Devin Nunes (R-CA) told Sean Hannity Wednesday night that he has “finally” seen Rosenstein’s ‘scope memo’ which authorized Mueller to go on a fishing expedition.

Republican lawmakers in the House have fiercely fought to get their hands on the unredacted scope memo — conservative watchdog group Judicial Watch also sued to have the memo released.

Only a heavily redacted version of the scope memo has been released to the public.

The US Intelligence Community Is Tearing the Country Apart from the Inside

from Russia Insider:

In today’s United States, the term “espionage” doesn’t get too much use outside of some specific contexts. There is still sporadic talk of industrial espionage, but with regard to Americans’ own efforts to understand the world beyond their borders, they prefer the term “intelligence.” This may be an intelligent choice, or not, depending on how you look at things.

First of all, US “intelligence” is only vaguely related to the game of espionage as it has been traditionally played, and as it is still being played by countries such as Russia and China. Espionage involves collecting and validating strategically vital information and conveying it to just the pertinent decision-makers on your side while keeping the fact that you are collecting and validating it hidden from everyone else.

Scientists Getting Closer to “Smart Dust” Brain Implants That Communicate Via Wireless Network

by Nicholas West, Activist Post:

Neural Dust – “Smart Dust” – previously entered mainstream discussion via the 2016 Independentarticle: “Tiny implant could connect humans and machines like never before.” It was implied to be a new technology that can wirelessly link a human brain to a computer via the implantation of a device the size of a grain of sand. This invention, however, is much older and was officially supported by the National Nanotechnology Initiative 2011 Strategic Plan.

In 2013, I covered how researchers at Berkeley Engineering discussed moving nanotechnology from environmental sensor applications toward human applications such as brain-computer interfaces. Their paper stated:

Convenient “Tanker Attacks” as US Seeks War with Iran

by Tony Cartalucci, New Eastern Outlook:

…it would be far more preferable if the United States could cite an Iranian provocation as justification for the airstrikes before launching them. Clearly, the more outrageous, the more deadly, and the more unprovoked the Iranian action, the better off the United States would be. Of course, it would be very difficult for the United States to goad Iran into such a provocation without the rest of the world recognizing this game, which would then undermine it. 

– Brookings Institution, “Which Path to Persia?” 2009 

American Sanctuary Cities Are Being Divided Up In Drug Plaza Territories Under the Control of the Sinaloa Cartel

by Dave Hodges, The Common Sense Show:

It is one thing to have immigrants (legally) come to America and to have them welcomed with open arms. It is quite another to be importing cartel members and their terrorist allies into this country, wich is exactly what we are doing.

This article take a critical look at the importation of violent gangs into America through deriving meaning from the nature of the criminal gangs entering our Southern border with Mexico. During the Jade Helm 15-16 exercises, I was contacted by a high ranking Texas Ranger and he told me to focus on the gangs and terrorists coming into Texas. This source informed that Texas was losing control to prevent major attacks on Texas towns and cities. I have been in communication with a DEA source for 5 years, as well, and he informs me that the Plaza system, under the direction of the cartels is appearing in sanctuary cities inside the United States.

Tankers Hit in Sea of Oman: Iran Helps Rescue 23 Crew Members, U.S. Blames Iran For The Attack

by Chris Menahan, Information Liberation:

Two tanker ships reportedly carrying Japanese goods were attacked in Sea of Oman on Thursday while Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe was meeting with Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei to try and deescalate tensions between Iran and the US.

One ship with 23 people on board was reportedly “rescued Thursday by nearby vessel Hyundai Dubai, were unharmed and were transferred to an Iranian navy vessel and disembarked at a local Iranian port,” according to the AP.