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  • Leaked Iran Cables: Key Findings From Secret Documents

    12/05/2019 4:10:53 AM PST · by nuconvert · 29 replies
    NYTimes ^ | Nov. 18, 2019
    Leaked spy cables reveal how Iran came to dominate the political and military spheres in Iraq. Here’s what the hundreds of documents tell us. -excerpt- The leak exposed Iran’s vast influence in Iraq, detailing the painstaking efforts of Iranian spies to co-opt Iraqi leaders and infiltrate every aspect of political life. The trove consists of roughly 700 pages of reports and cables written mainly in 2014 and 2015 by officers in Iran’s version of the C.I.A. who were based in Iraq. -excerpt- Many of the files show that as senior American diplomats met behind closed doors with their Iraqi counterparts...
  • Timeline of alleged “sabotage” of Trump in 2016 by Democrats, Ukraine

    11/24/2019 5:46:08 AM PST · by Hojczyk · 22 replies
    Sharyl Attkisson ^ | November 24,2019 | SHARYL ATTKISSON
    Politico that she began researching Manafort in 2014. In 2014, the FBI investigated, and then reportedly wiretapped, Manafort for allegedly not properly disclosing Russia-related work. FBI failed to make a case at the time, according to CNN, and discontinued the wiretap. On March 25, 2016, according to Politico, Chalupa–who previously worked in the Clinton administration–met with top Ukrainian officials at the Ukrainian Embassy in Washington D.C. in an effort to tarnish the Trump campaign in favor of Hillary Clinton by exposing “ties between Trump, top campaign aide Paul Manafort and Russia.” The Ukrainian embassy proceeded to work “directly with reporters...
  • Hong Kong movement infiltrated by Triads claims gang leader (VIDEO)

    11/23/2019 7:19:44 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    YOUTUBE ^ | 11/20/2019
    Asia correspondent John Sparks hears allegations from a Triad gang-leader that the Hong Kong student protesters were infiltrated by agent provocateurs. Jimmy Lai, a predominant supporter of the movement, also says that it is time to retreat. WATCH VIDEO ON THE LINK
  • U.S. diplomat and longtime Pakistan expert is under federal investigation (Robin L. Raphel Again)

    11/07/2014 5:04:24 AM PST · by csvset · 27 replies
    WP ^ | November 6 2014 | Anne Gearan and Adam Goldman
    A veteran State Department diplomat and longtime Pakistan expert is under federal investigation as part of a counterintelligence probe and has had her security clearances withdrawn, according to U.S. officials. The FBI searched the Northwest Washington home of Robin L. Raphel last month, and her State Department office was also examined and sealed, officials said. Raphel, a fixture in Washington’s diplomatic and think-tank circles, was placed on administrative leave last month, and her contract with the State Department was allowed to expire this week. Two U.S. officials described the investigation as a counterintelligence matter, which typically involves allegations of spying...
  • 2014: Essay: Anatomy of the Deep State [The Deep State Hiding in Plain Sight]

    11/15/2019 10:13:11 AM PST · by Swarthy Greek Immigrant · 44 replies
    billmoyers.com ^ | February 21, 2014 | Mike Lofgren
    The Deep State does not consist of the entire government. It is a hybrid of national security and law enforcement agencies: the Department of Defense, the Department of State, the Department of Homeland Security, the Central Intelligence Agency and the Justice Department. I also include the Department of the Treasury because of its jurisdiction over financial flows, its enforcement of international sanctions and its organic symbiosis with Wall Street. All these agencies are coordinated by the Executive Office of the President via the National Security Council. Certain key areas of the judiciary belong to the Deep State, such as the...
  • Orangutan With Human Rights Moving From Argentina To Florida

    11/07/2019 10:11:43 AM PST · by RideForever · 48 replies
    Patch, Lakeland FL ^ | 10/7/19 | Dalbey, Patch Staff
    An orangutan named Sandra, at the center of a landmark ruling in Argentina that said she is a "non-human person" entitled to some of the same rights as humans, is making her way to a Florida sanctuary where great apes enjoy those privileges without benefit of a court order. Once Sandra is there, the 33-year-old orangutan will have the company of others in her species for the first time in many years. Sandra left her solitary world at a zoo in Buenos Aires in late September and is currently in Kansas, where she'll remain in quarantine until she's cleared to...
  • GOP Cong Gohmert questioned ex-Ukraine minister WRT CIA's Ciaramella, alleged whistleblower

    11/05/2019 3:31:19 AM PST · by Liz · 26 replies
    washingtonexaminer.com ^ | November 04, 2019 | Kerry Picket & Jerry Dunleavy
    A Republican in Congress raised the name of the CIA officer accused of being the Ukraine whistleblower during a congressional hearing about Puerto Rico last month. Rep. Louie Gohmert of Texas asked Natalie Jaresko, Ukraine’s former finance minister, who is now executive director of the Financial Oversight and Management Board for Puerto Rico, whether she had any involvement with National Security Council officials in her previous post. He cited an April 2016 meeting at a Le Pain Quotidien restaurant close to the White House between Eric Ciaramella, another White House official, and Ukrainian parliamentarian Olga Bielkova. A Foreign Agents Registration...
  • John Kerry’s son cut business ties with Hunter Biden over Ukrainian oil deal

    09/22/2019 12:58:04 AM PDT · by Rabin · 16 replies
    washington examiner ^ | August 27, 2019 | Alana Goodman
    In 2011, (Hunter, a collage friend John Glanis, a/k/a “Yanni,” Devon Archer, and Chris Heinz (stepson of SoS (Hero of tue Mekong, John Kerry), had formed a $2.4 billion private equity firm, Rosemont Seneca Partners. RSP, joined C0m China, just hours before Hunter’s dad, would meet with Hu Jintao, then China's president, in a “nuclear security” summit. 2014, Hunter and Yanni, joined the board of Burisma Holdings, joined Zlochevsky’s Ukrainian gas and UK money laundering. Chris Heinz wanted a full share, but lacking area value, was told “no”. Chris snivvles to stepsi, after his long time partners, cut a deal...
  • Mifsud’s Phones Obtained by Durham Have UK Sim Cards Tying Them to the UK — AND BACK TO JOHN BRENNAN

    10/20/2019 8:51:41 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 32 replies
    thegatewaypundit.com ^ | 10/20/19 | Joe Hoft
    General Michael Flynn’s attorney Sidney Powell a few days ago requested that the DOJ turn over the contents of two phones related to Joseph Mifsud.  We now know those phones were from the UK, the country that is more suspect than Russia ever was! Sidney Powell on Tuesday demanded the DOJ “produce evidence that has only recently come into [the DOJ’s] possession. This evidence includes the data and metadata of the following two devices:” Powell wrote in her request – “This information is material, exculpatory, and relevant to the defense of Mr. Flynn, and specifically to the “OCONUS LURES” and agents...
  • HERE ARE THE 17 PRISONERS TRUMP HAS FREED SINCE HE TOOK OFFICE

    10/14/2018 7:47:05 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 10/14/2018 | Ryan Pickrell
    Since President Donald Trump took office, his administration has secured the release of 17 prisoners foreign governments had detained. “We’ve had 17 released, and we’re very proud of that record. Very proud. And we have others coming,” Trump said Saturday evening as he welcomed home Joshua Holt, an American citizen who had been detained in Venezuela for two years without trial. Unlike his predecessor, the president has managed to bring these prisoners home without freeing terrorists or paying millions of dollars in suspected ransom payments. 1. Sabrina De Sousa: Portuguese-American Sabrina De Sousa, a former CIA agent, was arrested and...
  • WATCH: Planned Parenthood Doctor Who Boasted About Providing Intact Baby Limbs From Abortion...

    10/15/2019 10:34:36 PM PDT · by Morgana · 3 replies
    The Daily Wire ^ | October 12, 2019 | Phelim McAleer
    FULL TITLE: WATCH: Planned Parenthood Doctor Who Boasted About Providing Intact Baby Limbs From Abortion Confronted A Planned Parenthood abortion doctor secretly filmed boasting that a company purchasing baby parts gave her “oohs and aahs” of appreciation because she was so skilled at removing intact limbs was less talkative outside a San Francisco courtroom today. Dr. Leslie Drummond-Hay, who was the former head of Planned Parenthood Northern California and Mar Monte, said that she was once asked to provide four intact limbs for Stem Express, and was successful in doing so. Drummond-Hay was giving evidence at a trial in San...
  • Yanukovych calls for immediate removal of Ukrainian troops from the east

    04/21/2014 5:32:09 PM PDT · by FreeReign · 30 replies
    www.kyivpost.com ^ | April 21, 2014, 5:22 p.m | Isaac Webb
    Disgraced former President Victor Yanukovych called for urgent action to resolve the ongoing separatist violence in eastern Ukraine in a statement from Rostov-on-Don on April 21. Yanukovych requested the “immediate removal of all Ukrainian Armed Forces from the east of Ukraine, sent there as a detachment of the so-called ‘national guard,’ dressed in military uniforms and armed with automatic weapons and grenades.” Yanukovych, who fled Ukraine on February 22 after being accused of ordering riot police to fire on activists demanding his removal from power, called for “the immediate commencement of peaceful dialogue with the leaders of the eastern regions.”
  • John Kerry’s son cut business ties with Hunter Biden over Ukrainian oil deal

    09/02/2019 7:58:21 PM PDT · by Libloather · 22 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 8/27/19 | Alana Goodman
    John Kerry’s stepson rushed to play damage control at the State Department after his business partner Hunter Biden cut a deal with an oligarch-owned Ukrainian gas company in 2014, according to internal State Department correspondence obtained by the Washington Examiner. The correspondence adds to the questions about Biden's business activities, which have dogged the 2020 Democratic primary campaign of his father Joe. Hunter Biden's long history of drug and alcohol abuse, which contributed to his divorce and his dismissal from the Navy Reserve, has also attracted unwelcome publicity for the Democratic front-runner. An email released to the Washington Examiner shows...
  • Andrew P. Bakaj, the Whistleblower’s Lawyer: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

    09/28/2019 10:54:34 AM PDT · by Presbyterian Reporter · 21 replies
    HEAVY ^ | Sep 25, 2019 | Emily Bicks
    Andrew P. Bakaj is the lawyer representing the whistleblower who came forward with information about President Donald Trump and his conversation with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky about an investigation into 2020 democratic presidential hopeful Joe Biden and his son, Hunter Biden. The whistleblower’s intel, which has now been turned over to Congress confidentially, pushed House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to announce a formal impeachment inquiry against Trump on September 24, 2019. Lead counsel on this high-profile case is the 36-year-old Bakaj, a former Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) officer, who now works as the founding & managing partner of Compass Rose Legal...
  • Ukraine Conducts Probe Sought By Trump Regarding Hunter Biden’s Former Employer

    10/05/2019 12:35:39 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    WUFT-FM ^ | October 5, 2019 | David Welna
    At a news conference in Kyiv on Friday, Ukraine’s newly appointed top prosecutor announced a sweeping review of past corruption investigations that had been either shut down or split up. Fifteen of those cases, according to an official press release, involve the founder of the Ukrainian gas firm Burisma. Former Vice President Joe Biden’s son Hunter was appointed to Burisma’s board in 2014, while his father was leading policy on Ukraine during the Obama administration. The audit of earlier corruption probes follows a promise Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy made to President Trump in a July 25 phone conversation: that a...
  • Obama engaged Ukraine to give the Russian collusion narrative an early boost (and 2016 Hillary)

    10/05/2019 2:54:47 AM PDT · by Liz · 53 replies
    thehill.com ^ | 04/25/19 07 | JOHN SOLOMON, OPINION CONTRIBUTOR
    As Donald Trump began his meteoric rise to the presidency, the Obama White House summoned Ukrainian authorities to Washington to coordinate ongoing anti-corruption efforts inside Russia’s most critical neighbor. The January 2016 gathering, confirmed by multiple participants and contemporaneous memos, brought some of Ukraine’s top corruption prosecutors and investigators face to face with members of former President Obama’s National Security Council (NSC), FBI, State Department and Department of Justice (DOJ). The agenda suggested the purpose was training and coordination. But Ukrainian participants said it didn’t take long — during the meetings and afterward — to realize the Americans’ objectives included...
  • Nancy Pelosi’s Son Also Board Member of Energy Company, Traveled to Ukraine and Nancy

    10/04/2019 7:47:43 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 16 replies
    GP ^ | October 4,2019 | Jim Hoft
    Full Title Nancy Pelosi’s Son Also Board Member of Energy Company, Traveled to Ukraine and Nancy Featured Prominently in Company’s Ad Quid-Pro-Joe and his son Hunter are not the only Democrat family members cashing in on their prominent positions. Nancy Pelosi’s son Paul is also on the board of an energy company. Paul Pelosi Jr. also traveled to Ukraine. AND — Better Yet — Speaker Nancy Pelosi even appears in the company’s video ad! According to Patrick Howley at National File Speaker Pelosi’s son Paul Jr. was an executive at Viscoil. Paul Jr. traveled to Ukraine in 2017.
  • How the Obama White House engaged Ukraine to give Russia collusion narrative an early boost 4/25/19

    09/25/2019 10:39:17 AM PDT · by outpostinmass2 · 21 replies
    The Hill ^ | 4/25/19 | John Solomon
    As Donald Trump began his meteoric rise to the presidency, the Obama White House summoned Ukrainian authorities to Washington to coordinate ongoing anti-corruption efforts inside Russia’s most critical neighbor. The January 2016 gathering, confirmed by multiple participants and contemporaneous memos, brought some of Ukraine’s top corruption prosecutors and investigators face to face with members of former President Obama’s National Security Council (NSC), FBI, State Department and Department of Justice (DOJ). The agenda suggested the purpose was training and coordination. But Ukrainian participants said it didn’t take long — during the meetings and afterward — to realize the Americans’ objectives included...
  • Trump: Reports Of Alleged Improper Conversation With Foreign Leader Are 'Ridiculous'

    09/20/2019 1:16:18 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 24 replies
    NPR ^ | September 20, 201911:57 AM ET | Brian Naylor
    Updated at 2:11 p.m. ET President Trump blamed "a political hack job" for reports that a whistleblower has charged he had an improper conversation with a foreign leader. The Washington Post on Friday reported that the conversation in question involves Ukraine. Trump dismissed the reporting as a "ridiculous story" and said he did not know the identity of the whistleblower, "but I hear it's a partisan person." Trump said it was a "totally appropriate conversation. It was actually a beautiful conversation," although he did not specify with whom. Asked if he mentioned former vice president and Democratic presidential candidate Joe...
  • Boeing launches search for crucial rare earth elements

    09/20/2010 9:10:05 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 25 replies
    msnbc ^ | 20 Sept 2010 | Jeremy Hsu
    Minerals, facing shortage, are key for military hardware, cell phones. Boeing has signed a deal to deploy remote sensing technology to map out U.S. deposits of rare earth elements. The rare earth family of minerals is the real-life version of the precious element "unobtanium" in James Cameron's movie "Avatar." They are used to make everything from military hardware to humble cell phones, but could soon be in short supply as worldwide demand outstrips mining production in China. The aerospace and defense giant announced today that it will confirm rare earth mining claims held by U.S. Rare Earths, Inc. at locations...