Monday, 25 June 2018

News from America - 06/24/2018



President Trump on Sunday said that those who enter the United States illegally should be "immediately" returned to their country of origin "with no Judges or Court Cases," adding that "Our Immigration policy, laughed at all over the world, is very unfair to those people who have gone through the system legally and are waiting on line for years!"

We cannot allow all of these people to invade our Country. When somebody comes in, we must immediately, with no Judges or Court Cases, bring them back from where they came. Our system is a mockery to good immigration policy and Law and Order. Most children come without parents...

"Immigration must be based on merit - we need people who will help to Make America Great Again" Trump added.

....Our Immigration policy, laughed at all over the world, is very unfair to all of those people who have gone through the system legally and are waiting on line for years! Immigration must be based on merit - we need people who will help to Make America Great Again!

While in line with fulfilling his campaign promises, Trump's comments are sure to dump jet fuel on the barnfire of controversy over separated migrant families at the southern U.S. border, after pictures of children in cages began to circulate, which the left attributed to Trump's new "zero tolerance" policy of enforcing Clinton, Bush and Obama-era immigration laws.

Mercedes Schlapp, White House Director of Strategic Communications, said "As we have said multiple times before, the administration does NOT prosecute those who seek asylum at our Ports of Entry......

US Futures Slump As Trump Drops New Bomb In Trade War; China ContinuesTo "Weaponize" Yuan


Update: US Equity futures are down following the reports that Trump is planning to restrict Chinese investment in US companies...

And while Chinese stocks are up marginally, Yuan continues to slide as chatter escalates that China is "weaponizing" the Yuan in retaliation to Trump's actions...



JOHN MCAFEE SAYS HE HAS BEEN POISONED, AND TELLS CULPRITS: 'YOU WILL SOON UNDERSTAND THE TRUE MEANING OF WRATH'


And for those who did this - You will soon understand the true meaning of wrath. I know exactly who you are. Youh had better be gone.

Cyber security pioneer John McAfee has claimed “incompetent enemies” have poisoned him, just one month after telling The Independent that he feared for his life.

The founder of the eponymous antivirus company took to Twitter on Friday, 22 June, to share photos of himself lying in a hospital bed covered in tubes.

I apologise for my three day absence but I was unconscious for two days at the Vidant Medical Centre in North Carolina and just woke up,” McAfee tweeted.

My enemies maged [sic] to spike something that i ingested. However, I am more difficult to kill than anyone can possibly imagine. I am back.”

Mr McAfee did not immediately respond to a request for further comment about whether he thought it is related to fears that nefarious actors want to kill him.

In a series of videos posted to YouTube last month, Mr McAfee said issues with the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) had forced him to go on the run.

His involvement with various cryptocurrency companies led to him being served with a subpoena by the SEC in 2016.

We are in a five-vehicle motorcade,” Mr McAfee told The Independent in May. ”All vehicles driven by ex-military special forces and filled to the brim with heavily-armed security personnel.

I purposely and publicly committed a felony this morning to call the SEC out [in the videos]. I’m mad as hell and I’m not taking any more s*** from corrupt-to-the-core government agencies.”

Mr McAfee has previously claimed that violent cartels have attempted to kidnap him on several occasions over the last few years, most recently in September. Those attempts, he says, relate to his time in Belize when he was caught up in the investigation of the murder of his neighbour in 2012.

As a result, Mr McAfee lives with armed security guards at his heavily fortified home in Lexington, Tennessee.

Mr McAfee shared more photos on Twitter, showing him and his wife Janice McAfee giving the middle finger to the camera.

And for those who did this – You will soon understand the true meaning of wrath,” he also tweeted.

In response to one well wisher, Mr McAfee said: “It takes more than poison, bullets or hanging to kill me. All three have been tried more than once.”






A French woman who went for an evening jog along a Canadian beach spent two weeks in US immigration detention after straying across the border.

Cedella Roman, 19, who was visiting her mother in British Columbia, decided to run along the beach that leads to Canada's border with the United States on 21 May.

Ms Roman told Canadian media she turned onto a dirt path for a few metres as the tide rose, and stopped to take a picture before retracing her steps.

She was then confronted by two US border patrol agents who arrested her for crossing into Blaine, Washington.

"He started telling me that I had crossed the border illegally and I told him I really did not do it on purpose," Ms Roman told Radio-Canada.





Antifa members are praising a New York University faculty member for creating a database of more than 1,500 ICE employees, which multiple online platforms have since removed for violating "doxxing" policies.


Sam Lavigne, a “Something in Residence” at NYU, promoted the list on Tuesday via Twitter and other platforms, drawing the attention of Github, which proceeded to remove the list from its site after determining that it constituted “doxxing and harassment, and violating a third party’s privacy.”


Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA) openly called for people to form a mob and physically confront members of Donald Trump's administration if they see them out in public after controversy over separated migrant families erupted two weeks ago. 


Waters, who doesn't live in the district she represents and paid her daughter $750,000 for Democratic fundraising activities, said to a crowd at a "Keep Families Together" rally on Saturday: "If you see anybody from that Cabinet in a restaurant, in a department store, at a gasoline station, you get out and you create a crowd and you push back on them, and you tell them they’re not welcome anymore, anywhere."








draft memo leaked to Time magazine Friday reveals preparations by the United States Navy to build sprawling internment camps to house over 120,000 undocumented immigrants. Massive camps housing nearly 50,000 each are being proposed in Northern and Southern California, close to the country’s largest immigration populations, with an initial 25,000 to be housed on military bases in Alabama.

The capacity of the new facilities would match the total number of Japanese and Japanese-Americans detained during World War Two. This follows a separate Department of Defense announcement Thursday that the military will erect detention camps on four Army bases in Texas and Arkansas that will hold another 20,000 migrant children.

The establishment of military prison camps on American soil marks an ominous milestone in US history. These are being erected to detain not only immigrants, but also striking workers, protesters against police violence, and all who resist conditions of deepening exploitation, war and dictatorship. This police state policy is aimed at the entire working class.

Indicative of the complicity of the corporate media in these dictatorial moves, neither NBC, ABC nor CBS mentioned the proposal for the Navy to set up concentration camps on their Friday evening news broadcasts



The IBEW reports that Trump wants to stop pensions, end raises and take away paid holidays for federal workers

LIVE: FBI SENDS LETTER TO CONGRESS CONFIRMING USE OF INFORMANT WITHOUT NOTIFYING TRUMP CAMPAIGN





FBI sends classified letter to House GOP on use of informants in Trump campaign http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2018/...



LIVE: SUSAN RICE ORDERED OBAMA CYBER SECURITY CHIEF TO STAND DOWN ON ALLEGED RUSSIAN MEDDLING




Obama's cybersecurity coordinator confirms Susan Rice ordered him to 'stand down' on Russian meddling 

The view from the Right

Dear America, The LEFT Has Declared War On You


Kevin McCullough

Town Hall,
24 June, 2018


Dear America, the societal left has declared war on you.
While you’ve been busy enjoying your new jobs, improved wages, lower taxes, and less government interference in your life the left has decided that all of those things are immoral. They must be undone. And those who enjoy them must be made to understand that they are not good American citizens, but some sort of participant to hurt others.
They would love to say it makes you a racist, except that African Americans and Hispanics are enjoying the best economy they’ve ever known in American history. They would love to say your lack of desire to give government more and more of what you earn makes you an elitist, except that you aren’t. You’re creating new companies, hiring more people, and taking control back of your personal choices. This leaves less capital for them to make choices for you and run your life with. Therefore when all options have been exhausted their desperation leaves them with only two options—conform to the new energy transforming life, business and people in America, or destroy it. 
They are displaying raw unmeasured contempt for you. 
In the past week public mobs—always organized by leftist groups—have taken to public harassment of women who merely work for the current administration. Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen was literally shouted at until she left a dinner at an eatery near the White House. Press Secretary Sarah Sanders just Friday evening was told she would not be served (nor her family) at the Red Hen eatery of the Shenandoah Valley in Lexington, Virginia. She was told she was refused service was because she works for the President. Secretary Nielsen has had additional groups camped outside her house playing loud speakers, disturbing the peace of she and her neighbors. Entitled leftist celebrities like Robert De Niro bogart awards shows encouraging viewers to sexually violate the President. Washed up former TV stars like Tom Arnold claim they will harass the First Lady at her son’s school. And true Hollywood losers like Peter Fonda claim that Sarah Sanders’ as well as Melania Trump’s children should literally be raped by pedophiles and sex traffickers. 
They believe they can and will eliminate you in a big blue wave in November.
There is an obvious purpose in the illegitimate behavior that they are engaging in. Taking the primary methods of the losers from the “Occupy” movement they believe there is no moral barrier stopping them from doing any thing at all (in their way of thinking) “necessary” to take back power. They believed they had finally launched America onto its great socialist enlightenment under dear leader Obama, and they all but believed they had eight more years with the Hillary Clinton presidency. The only problem turned out to be that she was a horrible candidate, and Trump understood the people of this country better than she did. That’s why he routed her. In a contest of states 33 to 17 is a spanking by any measure.
They no longer (if they ever did) believe in the rule of law.
That they had control of extended reach into law enforcement, justice, the judiciary, and all of the media and entertainment elite allies they enjoy, the left never believed that they would ever see the tornado of activity that has occurred in the first eighteen months of the Trump administration. A Supreme Court Justice who will reliably remove power from the hands of government, twenty-four appellate court judges, and seventy-one additional judicial appointments that all reflect that same judicial temperament add up to a limited window of time before much of the anti-constitutional hackery that has taken place over the last few decades is toast. But they are content to undo as much of what is true just and good as they can on any level. This week Gubernatorial candidate for New York—Cynthia Nixon—openly advocated for the elimination of Immigration & Customs Enforcement. She claimed they had gone adrift from their mission. Yet their mission is to do nothing but enforce immigration and customs law. 
They have tried to ambush our representative form of governing—believing along the way they had the right to do so.
Their activist agents in the FBI (at least five of them identified in the report released by Inspector General Horowitz) demonstrated that their was no filter governing their approach to investigation. Agent Strzok volunteering in texts to sympathizers they he/they had the power to stop a lawfully executed election and that they would. The slimy behavior of Comey, Lynch, McCabe and Dr. Rice, their willingness to countenance, cover the backside for, and go the extra mile to mislead everyone only demonstrates this idea that they have no responsibility to respect the process of our republic. They feel entitled not only to disagree with us, but to rig the system against us in an attempt to force our conformity.
They will sink to any level necessary, even the prostituting or in some cases the threatened molestation of children to make their point.
That they were willing to threaten the children of the First Lady, the Press Secretary and joking or otherwise suggest molestation as a way to even the score against their opponents, is sick. That they literally seem unmoved by the fact that smugglers and human traffickers will thrive if we re-adopt their catch & release procedures is even worse. Yet even in the debate over such policy they lied in using pictures from 2013-14 to justify their rage They were just fine with TIME magazine lying through its teeth on this week’s cover, and they have no perception of the danger endless catch & release has on our neighborhoods, hospitals, and schools. All of which indicates their unwillingness to literally care for America as opposed to many others who wish to come here without a commitment to “be” American.
They believe you have no right to think, opine, govern, or act in any way that creates dissonance with their core beliefs.
Follow any number of left leaning celebrities, pundits, politicians, public figures & elected officials on Twitter (as I do) and you will easily see that everything I have argued here is already happening. The desperation at the loss of power, the open & undeniable hostility towards traditional America, their mockery making of our elections, laws, and public servants, their use of any and all tactics to fight back regardless of how gutter-prone they may be all pale in comparison to what they believe about their own beliefs. No longer interested in a pluralistic society with many different world-views competing in generations’ long struggle over ideas. They have had enough. They are not interested in hearing opposing viewpoints, much less allowing them to prosper. This is why they want no church to teach that abortion is taking a human life, many sexual behaviors are literally unhealthy, or that people should choose to do good vis-a-vie their earnings vs. being forced to at the government’s point of a gun.
All of these were on display over the past week.
Every one of these points was illustrated on some level. They have declared a war on America. What America is. What she stands for. What she believes. They are angry. They are fueled by hate for everyone who disagrees with them—though many may describe it as piously as a law professor claiming to see a court case from all sides. They are bitter. And they are ticked that America is prospering, making more money, doing more good, and getting better sleep than they do.
War has been declared, and we can only hope that America responds in the best way she knows how—under God, with Liberty & Justice for all.


Headlines from Europe and the Middle East - 06/24/2018

Developing: Syrian Army begins massive attack on Daraa city
25 June, 2018

BEIRUT, LEBANON (4:30 A.M.) – At approximately 2:00 A.M. (local time), the Syrian Arab Army’s 4th Mechanized Division began a massive attack on the provincial capital of Daraa.

Using their newly manufactured Golan-1000 MRLS launchers, the Syrian Arab Army’s 4th Division fired a large number of missiles into the Daraa Al-Balad District of the provincial capital.

According to a military source from the 4th Division, the Syrian Army fired more than 40 missiles into southern Daraa city from their Golan-1000 launchers.

Furthermore, the source told Al-Masdar News this morning that the Syrian Army is preparing to launch their long-awaited offensive to retake the entire southern half of the provincial capital.


With the Tiger Forces being redirected to the northeastern countryside of Daraa, the 4th Division and their allies from the Republican Guard have been tasked with expelling the Free Syrian Army (FSA) and Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham from the provincial capital.

Airstrikes target areas near Daraa as regime looks to retake strategic region bordering Israel and Jordan, ending ceasefire brokered between Moscow, Washington and Amman


Syrian rebel fighters ride a tank in Daraa, southwestern Syria, on June 23, 2018. (AFP / Mohamad ABAZEED)


BEIRUT, Lebanon — Russia bombed rebel-held parts of southern Syria late Saturday for the first time since brokering a ceasefire there nearly a year ago, a monitor group said, as allied regime troops prepare a ground assault.
Southern Syria is a strategic prize for local and global players involved in the country’s convoluted seven-year war.
After securing the capital Damascus, Syrian President Bashar Assad appears keen to recapture the southern provinces of Daraa and Sweida, still mostly held by rebels.



There's been a significant and unexpected development in southern Syria, where the Syrian Army and allied forces are engaged in a major offensive to take back Daraa and Al-Quneitra provinces from long entrenched FSA, al-Qaeda, and ISIS groups (the ISIS branch is known as Jaish Khaled Bin al-Waleed).

Though we and others have noted that this massive final battle to solidify Assad's hold over key areas bordering Jordan and the Israeli occupied Golan Heights could trigger US-Israeli intervention, consistent with recent threats from the US State Department, it now appears Washington has changed its tune.


Erdogan on track to secure 1st term as president ‘under new system’ – electoral board

Incumbent Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has won the majority of votes, the head of the electoral board said. This would mark the second consecutive term for Erdogan, but the first one under “a new system.”
With over 97.2 percent of votes counted, the head of Turkey's High Electoral Board (YSK) says Erdogan has secured more than 50 percent of the votes needed for the victory.

In the parliamentary election, his AK Party is also in first place with over 45 percent. The pro-Kurdish People's Democratic Party (HDP) will also enter the parliament after passing the 10 percent threshold, according the board's head, Sadi Guven. Turnout was at 87 percent for both polls, preliminary data shows.

Erdogan’s closest competitor, Muharrem Ince, has secured over 29 percent of the vote. His Republican People’s Party (CHP) placed second with nearly 21 percent.



It almost sounds too insane to be believed, but Saudi Arabia’s move to further isolate neighboring Arab rival Qatar by literally turning it into an island is but the latest in an intense year long feud between the two countries that has already produced its fair share of bizarre headlines.
Tiny but ultra-wealthy Qatar is a peninsula which shares a 37.5 mile border (60km) with Saudi Arabia on the kingdom’s northeast side and juts out from the Arabian peninsula about 100 miles into the Persian Gulf.

Saudi media revealed this week the kingdom is quickly moving forward with ambitious plans to dig a 200 meter wide and 15-10 meter deep canal the entire length of the land border, effectively creating ‘Qatar island’ — as some Mideast news sources are already calling it.

Of course, the Qataris don’t appear to have a say in their own country’s geographic fate, and the Saudis and Emirates further plan to locate nuclear waste sites and a military base along the proposed canal to boot. 






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The Russian Defense Ministry has released aerial images allegedly showing ISIS, the SDF, and US special forces working side-by-side on the battlefield against Syrian and Russian forces in Deir el-Zour, Syria.

The Russian Defense Ministry has released aerial images allegedly showing ISIS, the SDF, and US special forces working side-by-side on the battlefield against Syrian and Russian forces in Deir el-Zour, Syria.

As Adam Garrie reports, via The Duran, it has long been thought that the US proxy militia SDF is operating in collusion with ISIS in various parts of Syria. This has especially been the case in respect of Deir el-Zour. In Deir el-Zour, the Russian Defense Ministry has previously stated that the Syrian Arab Army and their allies are fired on most intensely from positions known to be held by the SDF.

Furthermore, Russian Defense Ministry Spokesman Major General Igor Konashenkov recently stated,

SDF militants work to the same objectives as Daesh terrorists. Russian drones and intelligence have not recorded any confrontations between Daesh and the ‘third force’, SDF”.

Loud Explosions Reported in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia










Indian refineries bought a record 27.2 million tons of Iranian crude oil in the past financial year, which wrapped up in March 2018.
India plans to make some oil payments to Iran in rupees in a bid to avoid US economic pressure on Tehran, according to several Indian government sources quoted by Reuters.

We are looking at reviving a rupee mechanism… we have to prepare ourselves,” one of the sources told Reuters.




Senator Rob Portman (R-OH) and Rep. Ed Royce (R-CA) have penned a letter to Treasury Secretary Stephen Mnuchin urging him to pressure world leaders to ban Iran from accessing international financial systems, after it was revealed that the Obama administration covertly helped Tehran sidestep international sanctions and potentially tap into billions in hard currency



Another source said that India’s Central Bank is yet to make a final decision on returning to the rupee payments for Iranian oiдю



Italian officials are digging their heels in over EU migration after League leader and Interior Minister Matteo Salvini branded French President Emmanuel Macron "arrogant" for trying to downplay Europe's migration crisis, while Italian Deputy Prime Minister Luigi Di Maio said that Macron risks making France Italy's "number one enemy on this emergency" in a Saturday Facebook post.




In our preview of Sunday's now-concluded emergency EU meeting on refugee policy which the FT dubbed "The summit to save Merkel", we said that the German chancellor fate could be decided as soon as today should a newly populist Italy present a set of insurmountable demands on how to deal with Europe's migrant problem. And judging by the opening salvo, the odds of Merkel's political career just slumped after Italy’s prime minister Giuseppe Conti demanded the EU rip up its system for dealing with migrants, laying bare seemingly insurmountable divisions in the bloc over migration policy.

The hastily-gathered meeting, a segue to the formal EU summit scheduled for June 28 in which migration will be the key topic, was requested by Berlin as a chance for Ms Merkel to press for stronger powers for countries to send back asylum seekers already registered in another EU country: a key condition in an ultimatum that was handed to Merkel last week and which threatens her tenure as chancellor.

In other words, Merkel was testing the water to see how much of a political case she can formally make at the international level on Thursday, one that supposedly saves her career domestically.

She was, however, stunned after the Italian prime instead called for "radical change" in the EU’s so-called Dublin principle that makes frontline countries such as Italy responsible for dealing with asylum claims and allows for registered asylum seekers that move on to another country to be sent back to the state they landed in.


Merkel's Troubles Began In Syria And End In Italy