from james hoft:
from Fellowship Of The Minds:
No good deed goes unpunished.
A private Italian ship answered a distress call and rescued 67 “migrants” off the coast of Libya.
But when the ship tried to hand over the “migrants” to the Libyan coast guard, the “migrants” threatened to decapitate the ship’s crew.
As bad as it was, guess how the Scottish Police celebrated that disgraceful verdict? By threatening more internet users, of course!
We all saw The Dankula Debacle on Monday There’s not really much I can add on that front, other than to once again state for the record that it’s absolutely bullshit.
As bad as it was, guess how the Scottish Police celebrated that disgraceful verdict? By threatening more internet users, of course! Stuff like this is a constant reminder of how lucky I am to live in America. Free speech doesn’t really exist in a place like the United Kingdom. I take zero pleasure in writing those words, by the way. In fact, it’s terribly saddening…but it’s 100% true.
by Finian Cunningham, Strategic Culture:
US imperialists are so desperate in their regime-change predations over Venezuela, they seem to have a problem controlling their drooling mouths.
The latest orgy of American gloating was triggered by the massive power outages to have hit Venezuela. No sooner had the South American country been blacked out from its power grid collapsing, senior US officials were crowing with perverse relish.
Republican Senator Marco Rubio – who has become a point man for the Trump administration in its regime-change campaign in Venezuela – was a little too celebratory. Within minutes of the nationwide power outage last Thursday, Rubio was having verbal orgasms about the “long-term economic damage”… “in the blink of an eye”. But it was his disclosure concerning the precise damage in the power grid that has led the Venezuelan government to accuse the US of carrying out a sabotage.
It’s been a little over three weeks since Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (MbS) called the Supreme Leader of Iran “the new Hitler of the Middle East”, escalating the war of words and ultimately launching the next leg up in the infowar between both countries.
And now the Saudi media, building on that rhetoric, just published a powerful short 3D-animated film depicting the Saudi military invading and conquering Iran.
Al-Riyadh newspaper on Friday said the video called “Saudi Deterrent Force”- was created by “young people from Saudi Arabia”, which it “depicts reality and the prestige of the Saudi Armed Forces” invading Iran by air, land, and sea.
Further, Al-Riyadh noted, “the 5-minute film tells the operational reality of how the Saudi armed forces” plan to use advanced technologies from the United States, such as weapons, aircraft, ships, and tanks in an upcoming operation against Iran.
The film “Saudi Deterrence” not only revealed the defensive power of Saudi Arabia, but went beyond the detection of strategic missile system “East Wind”, which exceeds the range of 12 thousand kilometers, and can thus reach the Iranian military bases and nuclear reactors, F15, Taifon, Tornado and AWACS, as well as strategic Abrams tanks, high-armed naval frigates and the Air Defense System of Patriot batteries
Meanwhile, The New Arab said the short film has been widely “mocked” on social media as nothing more than propaganda from MbS. The film shows MbS in a control room orchestrating air, land, and sea missions, while the military has very little resistance against Iranian troops. At the end, the film shows the Saudi army taking control of Tehran, where the Iranian civilians are thanking the Saudis for the liberation.
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from PJ Media:
On January 7 of this year, I published an article at PJ Media about Amazon removing doormats featuring Qur’an verses from sale because the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) found them offensive. In that article, I asked:
How long will it be before Hamas-linked CAIR starts demanding that books that criticize jihad terror and Sharia oppression of women, gays, and others also be dropped by Amazon?
The answer turned out to be 51 days.
by Pepe Escobar, Consortium News:
The Trump administration once again has graphically demonstrated that in the young, turbulent 21st century, “international law” and “national sovereignty” already belong to the Realm of the Walking Dead.
As if a deluge of sanctions against a great deal of the planet was not enough, the latest “offer you can’t refuse” conveyed by a gangster posing as diplomat, Consul Minimus Mike Pompeo, now essentially orders the whole planet to submit to the one and only arbiter of world trade: Washington.
First the Trump administration unilaterally smashed a multinational, UN-endorsed agreement, the JCPOA, or Iran nuclear deal. Now the waivers that magnanimously allowed eight nations to import oil from Iran without incurring imperial wrath in the form of sanctions will expire on May 2 and won’t be renewed.
by Mike Adams, via Silver Doctors:
The upcoming mid-term elections are the turning point for the future of humanity. In a Counterthink video, below, I’ve analyzed what’s at stake and why the future of human freedom hangs in the balance.
A win for Democrats means the end of human freedom and a global descent into authoritarian tyranny, where the tech giants determine what thoughts are allowed to be uttered, and evil government regimes criminalize and execute their political opponents. This is a future run by Google, Facebook, Zuckerberg, Hillary Clinton, Nancy Pelosi and Barack Obama. (If you love Nancy Pelosi, vote Democrat this November.)
by Christian Gomez, The New American:
On Monday, European Union leaders announced that officials from the EU and China were coming together to strengthen and protect their international trade relations from Trump’s “America First” agenda.
Jyrki Katainen (shown, left), the vice-president of the EU’s ruling and unelected European Commission, said during an interview aired on CNBC Monday morning, “I feel really we are making progress…. Both China and the EU believes in multilateralism and a rules-based world order.”
Vladimir Putin Goes Off Script And Calls Out Corrupt Faction Of ‘Deep State’ While This Video Montage Lays Out The ‘Game Changer’ That Happened While Much Of America Was Sleeping
by Stefan Stanford, All News Pipeline:
In this new story from the Daily Mail they report upon Russia’s newest nuclear weapons that can strike any place at all upon the planet Earth and wipe out an area the size of Texas or France as seen in newly released military video footage which we’ve republished in the video montage at the bottom of this story. We also created a gif image of one of those videos seen below.
With each missile capable of holding up to 10 large nuclear warheads or 16 smaller ones, the Daily Mail story reports that each warhead is capable of being steered to strike a different target and currently, there are no defenses against this new technology. With the RS-28 Sarmat missiles capable of making sharp twists and turns on the way to its target making it totally invulnerable to any and every missile defense system now available in the world.
from The New Observer:
The Syrian army has uncovered a US-rebel backed chemical weapons factory in Eastern Ghouta, the territory taken this week by the government from the “moderate” rebels—at exactly the same time that the US, the UK, and France have launched missile attacks on Syria, blaming that government for having “chemical weapons.”
According to a statement, photographs and a video released by the Syrian army, the US-backed “rebel” factory included chemicals, gas masks, and chemical-ready bombs and containers, of exactly the sort which the US accuses the Syrian government of using.
BRICS countries want to create a special online wallet to integrate the payment systems of its five member states, Izvestia said on Friday citing the Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF). Russia’s wealth fund is reportedly working on the project alongside its partners from China and India, who have the necessary technologies to launch the system.
by Charles Hugh Smith, Of Two Minds:
Once again profound social and economic forces are changing the nation in ways that are difficult to understand in real time.
The American Revolution arose not from politics but from rapid social and economic changes that revealed the precariousness of the colonists’ prosperity. Conventional histories focus on the political context (Boston Tea Party, etc.), but more important were the changes in social relations, and the impact of the economy moving from quasi-feudal forms of patronage to an economy of impersonal market forces.