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Another false flag operation? The neocon cabal wants to make sure that Trump will stay on the track for war with Iran in his second term

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"Resistance" liberals love the FBI and CIA

A freaky moment recently transpired on television. In a nonfiction adaptation of “American Horror Story,” Bill Maher, nominally a member of the liberal “Resistance,” led his audience and guests in applauding and paying tribute to the FBI and CIA. To her credit, panelist (and rival talk-show host) Krystal Ball remained stoic, refusing to bring her hands together or smile. But even she allowed the moment to pass without noting the obvious: The CIA and the FBI are two of the most anti-democratic and violent forces in the history of our country.

Maher’s weird and historically illiterate “tribute” to two organizations with endless résumés of human rights violations, political persecution of dissidents and overseas coups directed at democratic governments — not to mention stunning failure at the principal tasks of their mission — punctuated his declaration of gratitude for “our safety” since the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. The comedian and commentator then tried to dress this right-wing, j…

Instead of threats, Trump can easily defuse Iran crisis he created

The Grayzone
The Trump administration continues to threaten Iran after blaming it, without evidence, for the recent bombing of Saudi oil facilities. Instead of beating the war drums, Trita Parsi argues that President Trump has an easy path to resolve the standoff: rejoin the Iran nuclear deal that he abandoned and negotiate additional issues with Tehran.

Another false flag operation? The neocon cabal wants to make sure that Trump will stay on the track for war with Iran in his second term

UK worsens Julian Assange's persecution as US seeks extradition

The Grayzone
Wikileaks founder Julian Assange has been ordered to remain behind bars until hearings over a US extradition effort begin next year. Kristinn Hrafnsson, editor-in-chief of Wikileaks, says that UK authorities are holding Assange in worse conditions than accused terrorists and 'making it impossible' for him to prepare his case.

Will Americans let Trump start World War III for Saudi Arabia and Israel?

If the U.S. military, or Israel or Saudi Arabia, had a viable plan to attack Iran without triggering a wider war, they would have done so long ago.
by Medea Benjamin and Nicolas Davies 
On Saturday, September 14th, two oil refineries and other oil infrastructure in Saudi Arabia were hit and set ablaze by 18 drones and 7 cruise missiles, dramatically slashing Saudi Arabia’s oil production by half, from about ten million to five million barrels per day. On September 18, the Trump administration, blaming Iran, announced it was imposing more sanctions on Iran and voices close to Donald Trump are calling for military action. But this attack should lead to just the opposite response: urgent calls for an immediate end to the war in Yemen and an end to US economic warfare against Iran.

The question of the origin of the attack is still under dispute. The Houthi government in Yemen immediately took responsibility. This is not the first time the Houthis have brought the conflict directly onto Sau…

EVERYONE is on the list: Snowden says no ‘innocents’ in mass surveillance world

Asked if buying his memoir would get one on a spy list, NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden chillingly replied that everyone in the world is on the “list” and there are no innocents in the age of mass surveillance.

Responding to a reader who joked that buying Snowden’s book ‘Permanent Record’ might have put him on a list of people to be spied on, the exiled former intelligence contractor said in all seriousness that everyone is being spied on regardless.

Systems of mass surveillance strive to record all people, in all places, at all times. The question is no longer ‘Am I on the list?’ it is ‘What's my rank on the list?’,” Snowden tweeted on Wednesday.
The former NSA and CIA contractor became a household name in 2013, when he revealed the extent of surveillance by the ‘Five Eyes’ network of US and its allies. He fled to Hong Kong ahead of being charged with espionage and eventually found asylum in Russia.

The US government reacted to the publication of his memoir by filing a civil l…

American Exceptionalism and American Innocence: the propaganda that upholds the status quo

The Real News Network
In the book American Exceptionalism and American Innocence: A People's History of Fake News From the Revolutionary War to The War On Terror, authors Roberto Sirvent and Danny Haiphong assert that “The mainstream corporate media is one of the chief propagators of American exceptionalism and innocence...the narratives of American exceptionalism and American innocence work together to serve white supremacy, empire, capitalism, and the US war machine.” 
Jacqueline Luqman talks to author Danny Haiphong about what this means in relation to real life issues and policy today.

Did the banks just tell us a massive crash is coming?

Thom Hartmann Program
The Fed just dumped $75 Billion into the economy.... and possibly to avert a massive financial crash. Monday morning, large short term loans became unavailable and rates for these gigantic loans shot up.

High interest rates caused financial crashes in the past.

The Fed panicked and flooded the market with lots of money!

The question is why were short term loans unavailable, where did that money go and what shot up the interest rates? 

Τζεφ Μπέζος: Βγάζει 3.182$ το δευτερόλεπτο και κόβει τις παροχές υγείας σε εργαζομένους του

Είναι ο καπιταλισμός ηλίθιε!
Όταν ο Τζεφ Μπέζος, ο πλουσιότερος άνθρωπος στον πλανήτη, έκοψε στις 13 Σεπτεμβρίου τις παροχές υγείας για τους ημι-απασχολούμενους εργαζόμενους της αλυσίδας καταστημάτων τροφίμων Whole Foods, ουσιαστικά γλύτωσε όσα χρήματα βγάζει σε μερικές ώρες.
Αυτό σύμφωνα με τον οργανισμό Decision Data, που υπολόγισε πως τα περίπου 19 εκατ. δολάρια ανά έτος που απαιτούνται για την κάλυψη υγείας των εργαζομένων που δουλεύουν λιγότερες από 30 ώρες την εβδομάδα, καλύπτονται με τα κέρδη 4,5 ωρών από τις μετοχές και τις επενδύσεις του Μπέζος.
Η Decision Data χρησιμοποίησε παλαιότερη έρευνα που είχε υπολογίσει πως ο Μπέζος βγάζει περίπου 4,5 εκατ. δολάρια την ώρα, ενώ η πιο πρόσφατη αντίστοιχη ανάλυση του Business Insider έχει καταλήξει στα 9 εκατ. δολάρια ανά ώρα.

Όλα αυτά, ενώ το κύριο «όχημα» κέρδους του Μπέζος, η εταιρεία Amazon, ουσιαστικά δεν πληρώνει φόρους στο αμερικανικό κράτος.…

How the CIA, Mossad and “the Epstein Network” are exploiting mass shootings to create an Orwellian nightmare

Following another catastrophic mass shooting or crisis event, Orwellian “solutions” are set to be foisted on a frightened American public by the very network connected, not only to Jeffrey Epstein, but to a litany of crimes and a frightening history of plans to crush internal dissent in the United States.
by Whitney Webb
Part 4 - Carbyne’s ties to U.S. intelligence
While Epstein and Barak are the two financiers of Carbyne whose ties to intelligence are clearest, another funder of Carbyne, Peter Thiel, has ties to U.S. intelligence and a history of investing in other companies founded by former members of Unit 8200. Thiel co-founded and still owns a controlling stake in the company Palantir, which was initially funded with a $2 million investment from the CIA’s venture capital fund In-Q-Tel and quickly thereafter became a contractor for the CIA.

After the success of its contract with the CIA, Palantir became a contractor for a variety of federal agencies, including the FBI, the Defense…

The Citgo conspiracy: Opposition figures accuse Guaidó officials of ‘scam’ to liquidate Venezuela’s most prized international asset

Venezuela’s opposition has long accused the Bolivarian government of corruption and mismanagement. But with Citgo on the verge of liquidation, Guaidó’s officials are too incompetent — or too devious — to save it.

by Anya Parampil
Part 6 - Vecchio covers for Hernández amid more accusations of “fraud”

In his own attempt at damage control, Hernández turned to TV Venezuela, a Miami-based news network.

 “I recused myself from this case in March of 2019,” Hernández told the network on July 31.

While Hernández produced no public evidence to support that claim, he circulated a letter supposedly proving the recusal to allies among Venezuela’s opposition.

This letter was signed by Hernández and obtained by The Grayzone.
The letter states the lawyer had “decided to recuse [himself] from conversations which could begin with Crystallex” due to “an independent expert testimony” he provided the company “in one of the lawsuits [it] maintained against the State.

Dated March 13, the document inspired a…