Republicans were touted as the divided party this year. It looks almost unified compared to dissension in Democrat ranks.
Hillary’s impending Tuesday night nomination created a firestorm of anger among Sanders’ delegates, along with rage over his sellout to what he campaigned against - proving he’s as dirty as all the rest.
Monday inside and outside Philadelphia’s Wells Fargo Center was raucous and unruly - anti-Clinton delegates and tens of thousands in the streets protesting against her.
If this keep up throughout the convention, she’ll be greater damaged goods than already - unable to unify a a deeply divided party. What better strategy than to change the subject. What better target than Putin. He’s blamed for practically everything short of Philadelphia’s scorching heat.
A Romanian hacker with no connection to Russia, using the name Guccifer 2.0, hacked into a treasure trove of DNC emails, showing now defrocked former chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz rigged enough primaries and caucuses to assure Hillary’s nomination - handing the incriminating evidence to WikiLeaks for publication.
Wannabe sultan Erdogan’s policies aren’t pretty. His reign of terror continues into its eighth day, likely lots more purging ahead.
What’s unfolding followed what looked like a stage-managed sham military uprising - sloppy, inept and stillborn when initiated, Erdogan never in danger of being toppled.
Citing “Turkish and foreign intelligence sources inside Turkey,” investigative journalist Wayne Madsen called the July 15 uprising a “ ‘false flag’ coup…limited by Erdogan’s design from the start.”
“The coup attempt was a standard ‘fly paper’ operation,” used to flush out opposition elements, seeing which ones stick, eliminating them as a threat to his absolute rule.
He’s taken full advantage, using the events of July 15 to eliminate potential challenges - cleaning house, targeting tens of thousands.
Times editors reinvented war goddess/Wall Street tool Clinton into a mythical US presidential candidate of unparalleled stature, ignoring her high crimes - while bashing Trump relentlessly.
He’s a billionaire tycoon businessman with no public service record. As me-first lady, US senator and secretary of state, Clinton’s rap sheet warrants condemnation, not praise, prosecution and imprisonment, not high office.
Times editors papered it over, saying she supports “America’s (important) role in the world…hewed to (Obama’s) policies (while being) somewhat more willing to intervene militarily.”
“She was an early supporter of arming and training Syrian rebels fighting (Assad)…called for a no-fly zone to protect Syrian civilians…was a strong supporter of” ousting Gaddafi. She “believes…in diplomacy backed by military sanctions…helped put in place tough…sanctions on Iran,” supports using NATO “in addressing terrorism from ISIS and other groups.”
Fact: All ongoing US wars are illegal, waged without Security Council authorization. Clinton fully backs what demands denunciation.
Fact: She abhors diplomacy, wars of aggression against nonbelligerent states her strategy of choice.
Donald J. Trump: “Putin has much better leadership qualities than Obama,” he’s a better leader than Obama, because Obama’s not a leader, so he’s certainly doing a better job than Obama is, and that’s all.”
Terrorism and political instability has triggered an unprecedented switch away from Turkey. Figures just released for June – before the attempted military coup – show a fall of 41 per cent in international arrivals compared with 2015.
Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu:The Russian Center for reconciliation of warring parties will open three humanitarian corridors. Civilians will be able to leave Aleppo via three corridors, while one more corridor may be used by militants who wish to lay down arms. "Mobile centers will be opened near these corridors to provide food and medical assistance.
Over five thousand joined anti-American demonstrations yelling "death to US" and demanding an immediate closure of the Incirlik Air Base for over five hours on Thursday before Turkish police came in and broke up the protesters before they could arrive at major NATO military facility, home to nearly 90 US tactical nuclear weapons.
The "Aware Migrants" campaign was launched on Thursday on the internet, TV, radio and social media.The campaign, which is a joint project by the Italian government and the International Office of Migration (IOM), is meant for the populations in 15 countries in West and North Africa which are gripped by conflict. The campaign, which costs 1.5 million euros (USD 1.7 million), features refugees retelling their stories of sufferings at the hands of ruthless human traffickers, or the pains and dangers they endured during the perilous journey across the Mediterranean Sea.
After hundreds of Bernie Sanders supporters stormed out of the Democratic National Convention, the Wells Fargo Center appeared almost empty. The Democrats are now advertising for “Actors” who will be paid $50 a day to attend the rest of the convention to “cheer” and “wear promotional material.”The DNC is literally trying to fill empty seats with paid actors for their national convention!
As Hillary Clinton prepares to accept the Democratic nomination for president on Thursday night, labor unions are ready to demand that she put an end to the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP)—a longstanding point of contention for her campaign.
Turkish newspaper Yeni Safak claims that General John F. Campbell “was one of the top figures who organized and managed the soldiers behind the failed coup attempt in Turkey.” According to the paper, the information has been revealed by sources close to the ongoing legal processing of pro-coup detainees. Campbell is a retired US general. He was the commander of the Resolute Support Mission and United States Forces in Afghanistan between August 2014 and May 2016
The Democratic National Committee has installed an eight-foot tall fence that spans four miles, around its convention venue. Led by Hillary Clinton, most Democrats are against Donald Trump’s controversial idea of building a wall at the U.S.-Mexican border for security.
French President Francois Hollande has announced that a National Guard will be set up to ensure additional protection after a series of terrorist attacks in the country. The French public and a number of politicians have expressed outrage at what they regard as a lack of necessary security measures to ensure people’s safety, after a recent spate of terrorist attacks.
A member of Russia’s parliament accused the Obama administration of essentially spending a year bombing the Syrian desert as opposed to Islamic State group targets, that American-trained “moderate rebels” had all run off to join terrorist organizations. “(Senator John) McCain accused us of striking out at US-trained insurgents… However, since they have either run away or joined al-Qaeda, hitting them is a mission impossible,”
Video preview: They Killed Him October 25 marked the 10th anniversary of Wellstone's death. Was it accidental or an assassination to silence a sadly missed principled voice? Convincing evidence suggests foul play. More on that below. On October 25, 2002, The New York Times headlined "Minnesota Senator Is Among 8 Dead in Crash," saying: Wellstone "was killed today when his campaign plane crashed approaching a small airport in a wooded region in the northern part of his state." Campaigning for a third term, he "perished along with seven other people when the chartered King Air A100 went down near Eveleth around 10:20 a.m. Central Time, the Federal Aviation Administration reported."
After exploring the Caribbean, Columbus returned to the island of Hispaniola in 1498, known today as the Dominican Republic and Haiti. He had left his brothers Diego and Bartholomew in charge and according to Columbus, conditions had deteriorated in his absence. He decided to increase the terror campaign against the Taino people, ruling with excessive cruelty, causing resentment from the colonists and local indian chiefs alike. Complaints of his brutality reached the Spanish monarchs and in 1500 a Chief Justice was dispatched to bring him and his brothers back to Spain in chains. But Columbus was soon forgiven for his atrocities and granted a fourth and final expedition back to the island of Hispaniola. Upon his arrival Columbus conducted an unparalleled campaign of torture and mass murder. By the time he finally left the island in 1504, the Taino had been reduced from eight million down to 100,000, making Columbus the most prolific serial killer in history. He and his men committed some of the cruelest atrocities against another race ever recorded. Columbus used any pretext as an excuse to kill and torture. Those poor souls who could not pay tribute to him had their hands cut off and were left to bleed to death. Columbus was documented by the chronicles of Las Casas, know as Brev’sima relaci-n, to have partaken in mass hangings, roasting people on spits, burnings at the stake, and hacking young children to death as punishment for the most minor of crimes. He and his men massacred the natives, sometimes hundreds at a time for sport, making bets on who could split a man in two, or cut a head off in one blow. By 1542 there were only 200 Taino remaining on the island and soon afterwords they were considered extinct. The truth about Christopher Columbus - Video
Clinton Cash, is a feature documentary based on the Peter Schweizer book that the New York Times hailed as “The most anticipated and feared book of a presidential cycle.”
Clinton Cash investigates how Bill and Hillary Clinton went from being “dead broke” after leaving the White House to amassing a net worth of over $150 million, with over $2 billion in donations to their foundation. This wealth was accumulated during Mrs. Clinton’s tenure as US Secretary of State through lucrative speaking fees and contracts paid for by foreign companies and Clinton Foundation donors.
*Link to buy the book that inspired the movie: Clinton Cash: The Untold Story of How and Why Foreign Governments and Businesses Helped Make Bill and Hillary Rich
-FACT CHECKER SHEET WITH SOURCES: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1psPUpnycllEOLCxPnWWgzqd-FVvFas3F-i5UPO6uZq8/edit
Michael Hudson says that the US-led confrontational approach of NATO with Russia is driving European countries to consider disbanding or leaving the military alliance due to increased security risks
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