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Boris Johnson: So incompetent that his own party doesn’t want to deal with him

The Russians are ‘absolutely and categorically’ out to tarnish his distinguished devonaire

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After Boris Johnson got busted lying about the results on the nerve agent tests at Porton Down, asserting that the scientists were ‘absolutely categorical’ that the Russians were behind it, he has been on a political downside. .

He even got pranked on a call with Ukrainian pranksters pretending to be Armenia’s new Prime Minister, Nikol Pashinyan

Most recently, he decided to take off to Kabul at a time when a crucial vote was going down in the Parliament over the expansion of Heathrow. His political consorts are getting quite fed up with his political misadventures, and it’s certainly not the best press for his party.

RT reports:

Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson was treated to many a “cold shoulder” and barely concealed contempt from cabinet colleagues, on his return from Afghanistan, after avoiding the contentious Heathrow expansion vote in parliament.

According to three cabinet ministers, the gaffe-prone Johnson encountered less “jocularity” from colleagues over his recent “f*** business” outburst over Brexit and avoidance of the critical vote on Heathrow expansion, and more “cold shoulder” and even “barely concealed contempt,” the Guardian reports.

The Foreign Secretary was reportedly ignored by senior cabinet members who were “fed up and disappointed” with his recent actions, they feel, have damaged the Tory party, during a 90-minute meeting in which the Brussels EU summit taking place later this week and the government’s LGBT action plan, were discussed.

Prime Minister Theresa May was forced into an embarrassing position at the Times CEO summit on Tuesday, where she distanced herself from Johnson’s colourful language about business concerns over Brexit, insisting that “business is at the heart of how we are going to develop this country.”

Britain’s top diplomat faced further ridicule from across all political parties, including Tory colleagues for opting to avoid a vote a third runway at Heathrow airport, an issue he is on record as saying that he would “lie down in front of the bulldozers”, to stop such a project.

He chose instead to make an impromptu visit to meet the Deputy Foreign Minister of Afghanistan; a long enough journey that prevented him from realistically getting back in time to the UK parliament to vote.

His parliamentary counterpart, Labour’s Emily Thornberry, addressed the issue of Johnson’s absence for the Heathrow vote on his return to the house of commons.

She told the house: “Four years ago he was asked the biggest lesson that he had learned from his supposed hero Winston Churchill and his answer was, I quote: ‘Never give in, never give in, never give in.’ For some reason Churchill didn’t add: ‘Unless you can catch a plane to Kabul.’” Johnson responded with a wry smile.

One senior Whitehall source said that Johnson gave his “usual bollocks” over his insistence the UK must stick to its red lines on Brexit, intimating that ministers were losing patience with him.

A cabinet minister, on conclusion of the meeting, added: “Theresa puts up with a lot from Boris, but if he starts damaging the party’s reputation with business or breaking election promises, you move into different territory. Many of us are fed up and disappointed with his constant shows of ill-discipline.”

Johnson arrived back on British soil, early on Tuesday morning at Heathrow airport – a point not lost on his critics. A slightly dishevelled looking foreign secretary was then spotted arriving at No 10 for cabinet.

He’s increasingly becoming even more of an embarrassment for Britain, as a whole.

But, then, maybe it’s just that the Russians are out to give him a bad public image, not to mention, all those Russian photographers that must be following him around everywhere, getting the worst pics imaginable.

Surely, no one who is this much of a buffoon is legitimately in such a high political position.

Therefore, it must be that the Russians are out to tarnish his distinguished devonaire.

But don’t worry Britain, he’s got your back.

 

 

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Buffoon “Joris Bonson”: appropriate photo of the man representing Britain these days.

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What a clown the Brits have for Foreign secretary ….. Oh Lord !! The rate of descent into chaos by the former empire is astounding as represented by this idiot Boris Johnson, laughing stock of the world !!!

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Deliberate. The globalists out to destroy Britain in every way they can. We have a wealth of embarrassment in our Parliament – in fact, it’s very hard to find a politician that we do not find embarrassing, incompetent, ignorant or just completely corrupt. Take a look at our “intrepid leader!comment image

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Below, does link in, when thinking of Boris, Russia, MSM and the Skripals. Interesting article.

Author: Grete Mautner
Russia-bashing is Turning into an Unreasonably Expensive Obsession

‘…Nobody would argue that any propaganda campaign is extremely expensive, but it seems that these days Washington spares no dime on its anti-Russian activities. For instance, the staging of the show known as the Salisbury incident the blame for which was blamed on Russia from the first hours after the event, resulted in the British security services wasting a total of 10 million dollars…’
https://journal-neo.org/2018/06/25/russia-bashing-is-turning-into-an-unreasonably-expensive-obsession/

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Russia-bashing is Turning into an Unreasonably Expensive Obsession ‘ … The Telegraph that reported that Boris Johnson announced the plan of spending a considerable chunk of British budget on various anti-Russian media activities. Out of the total budget of 12 billion pounds London is planning to spend, the sitting UK Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs allocated 700 million pounds to establish the so-called Empowerment Fund, that will be entrusted with the goal of fighting Vladimir Putin (sic). As it was confined by an unnamed source in the British government to the above mentioned media source, this course of action… Read more »

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It’s what these sad refugees from humanity, the not so royal family and their political consorts deserve. They, the Englanders, should stick to playing cricket, or footsies, as such is all they can handle now.

John Vu
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There’s a method in his madness: They set up a buffoon to get something out of Brexit, more like non-Brexit.

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His hero is the pompous, arrogant, ignorant murderer, Churchill? This explains a great deal about this ignorant, pompous buffoon, boofhead Johnson.

Charles Crosby
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Would you employ ANYONE who couldn’t comb his hair when he got out of bed in the morning?

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Bog Brush Johnson is living proof that the Tories are the New New Labour Party.

In the sixties Harold Wilson has his circus clown in the idiot George Brown and Blair had his circus clown in lard arse John Prescott, now May has her circus clown in the unemployable Bog Brush Johnson.

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Senator Richard Black: Trump’s historic opportunity to end the war in Syria (Video)

The Duran – News in Review – Episode 115.

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Virginia State Senate and retired U.S. Marine and Army JAG officer Richard H. Black, and The Duran’s Alex Christoforou discuss a dangerous week’s escalation in Syria, and US President Trump opportunity to break free of Deep State and neocon influence, to finally put an end to a war seeded by George W. Bush and started by Barack Obama.

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Via The New York Times

As Syria’s seven-year civil war enters a climactic phase, the Trump administration is grappling with how to address the emerging political dynamics. President Bashar al-Assad has retaken control of most of Syrian territory, and experts said there is almost no chance that rebel groups will topple him or change the course of the war.

But this week, Russia and Turkey proposed a demilitarized zone to stop a military offensive that Mr. Assad had planned against Idlib Province, the last major rebel enclave in Syria. Even a delay in the rampage would buy time for the United States to help draw up new strategies for dealing with Syria if it definitively falls under Mr. Assad’s rule.

At next week’s meeting of the United Nations General Assembly, heads of state and top diplomats are expected to discuss how to protect Idlib’s residents from Mr. Assad and, ultimately, end the civil war. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey, who has opposed Mr. Assad and deployed Turkish troops to Idlib, is scheduled to speak at the annual forum on Tuesday, as is President Hassan Rouhani of Iran, one of the Syrian government’s most loyal allies.

President Trump will also address the world body that day. He has repeatedly threatened to withdraw American troops from Syria, where they are fighting the Islamic State in the country’s east. But in April, Mr. Trump for the second time ordered airstrikes to punish Mr. Assad for using chemical weapons. The Trump administration is also clinging to a mostly stalled peace process that was begun under President Barack Obama.

“The reality on the ground in Syria has drastically changed, and the United States’ strategy for Syria should shift as a result,” foreign policy scholars wrote this month in an analysis for the Brookings Institution.

There are few easy answers for the United States as it weighs how to shape a potential end game in a war that has killed at least hundreds of thousands of Syrians, has displaced millions more and has shattered the country into competing areas of control. Here are some of the main questions.

The Brookings Institution is advising that the United States should initiate a 10-degree shift in it’s strategy towards Syria.

Neocon Washington think tanks cannot concede that Syria is a sovereign nation with a right to self determination, insisting instead on advising POTUS Trump to foster a “long game” regime change plan that keeps the “Syrian government” weak and off balance, while bolstering Al Qaeda “moderate rebel” controlled provinces, in cooperation with Turkey.

And American troops in Syria…they are advising Trump to keep them right where they are, illegally occupaying Syria.

Via The NYT

Will the U.S. maintain a military presence in Syria?

Yes, at least for the foreseeable future. This month, the American military flew 100 Marines to Tanf, a small outpost in eastern Syria near the Iraqi border. The small deployment of troops was intended to signal to the Syrian government and its Russian and Iranian allies that the American military was digging in..

Tanf is more than 200 miles from Idlib. But the Russian military twice warned the Pentagon this month — on Sept. 1 and again on Sept. 6 — that it would attack what it said were Islamic State militants in the stretch of desert near the small outpost where American Special Operations forces have been training local militias.

At some point, Mr. Assad will undoubtedly have to address the American presence in northeastern Syria, where United States troops have built a constellation of bases and airfields.

In early September, a State Department envoy, James F. Jeffrey, told reporters in Washington that “the new policy is we’re no longer pulling out by the end of the year.”

He said he was “confident” that Mr. Trump was “on board” with the American military taking a more active role in Syria.

Here are the chief elements of the “shift” as proposed by the DC “foreign policy scholars” at Brookings:

  • Recognizing what is increasingly obvious: that President Bashar Assad will not be displaced or replaced through the current Geneva peace process. Instead, the United States should work over time to persuade his cronies and allies to convince him to step down in favor of a successor who is largely of his choosing. Other Syrian groups and the international community should have a say in the formation of additional elements of a new Syrian government, as a precondition for the provision of substantial reconstruction aid to and through the central government.
  • Threatening and, if necessary, conducting limited reprisal air strikes against Syrian aerial assets, in retaliation for any future regime barrel bombing, particularly around Idlib. Washington should adopt a similar strategy toward Iran should its proxies attempt attacks against the United States or its allies.
  • Promptly providing humanitarian and reconstruction aid to those parts of Syria not under government control, with U.S. forces remaining in roughly their current number and location to supervise the process and help train provisional local security forces (more like police than opposition forces bent on Assad’s removal). The aid should be provided more locally than regionally, in part to discourage the formation of a single, strong Kurdish zone that would exacerbate Turkish fears of secessionism.
  • Working with Turkey to weaken extremist elements in and around Idlib, including with limited military action if need be, and continuing U.S. military action against residual pockets of ISIS elements in the country’s east until the battlefield defeat of ISIS is complete.

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Putin Keeps Cool and Averts WWIII as Israeli-French Gamble in Syria Backfires Spectacularly

Putin vowed that Russia would take extra precautions to protect its troops in Syria, saying these will be “the steps that everyone will notice.”

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Authored by Robert Bridge via The Strategic Culture Foundation:


By initiating an attack on the Syrian province of Latakia, home to the Russia-operated Khmeimim Air Base, Israel, France and the United States certainly understood they were flirting with disaster. Yet they went ahead with the operation anyways.

On the pretext that Iran was preparing to deliver a shipment of weapon production systems to Hezbollah in Lebanon, Israeli F-16s, backed by French missile launches in the Mediterranean, destroyed what is alleged to have been a Syrian Army ammunition depot.

What happened next is already well established: a Russian Il-20 reconnaissance aircraft, which the Israeli fighter jets had reportedly used for cover, was shot down by an S-200 surface-to-air missile system operated by the Syrian Army. Fifteen Russian servicemen perished in the incident, which could have been avoided had Israel provided more than just one-minute warning before the attack. As a result, chaos ensued.

Whether or not there is any truth to the claim that Iran was preparing to deliver weapon-making systems to Hezbollah in Lebanon is practically a moot point based on flawed logic. Conducting an attack against an ammunition depot in Syria – in the vicinity of Russia’s Khmeimim Air Base – to protect Israel doesn’t make much sense when the consequence of such “protective measures” could have been a conflagration on the scale of World War III. That would have been an unacceptable price to achieve such a limited objective, which could have been better accomplished with the assistance of Russia, as opposed to NATO-member France, for example. In any case, there is a so-called “de-confliction system” in place between Israel and Russia designed to prevent exactly this sort of episode from occurring.

And then there is the matter of the timing of the French-Israeli incursion.

Just hours before Israeli jets pounded the suspect Syrian ammunition storehouse, Putin and Turkish President Recep Erdogan were in Sochi hammering out the details on a plan to reduce civilian casualties as Russian and Syrian forces plan to retake Idlib province, the last remaining terrorist stronghold in the country. The plan envisioned the creation of a demilitarized buffer zone between government and rebel forces, with observatory units to enforce the agreement. In other words, it is designed to prevent exactly what Western observers have been fretting about, and that is unnecessary ‘collateral damage.’

So what do France and Israel do after a relative peace is declared, and an effective measure for reducing casualties? The cynically attack Syria, thus exposing those same Syrian civilians to the dangers of military conflict that Western capitals proclaim to be worried about.

Israel moves to ‘damage control’

Although Israel has taken the rare move of acknowledging its involvement in the Syrian attack, even expressing “sorrow” for the loss of Russian life, it insists that Damascus should be held responsible for the tragedy. That is a highly debatable argument.

By virtue of the fact that the French and Israeli forces were teaming up to attack the territory of a sovereign nation, thus forcing Syria to respond in self-defense, it is rather obvious where ultimate blame for the downed Russian plane lies.

“The blame for the downing of the Russian plane and the deaths of its crew members lies squarely on the Israeli side,” Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu said. “The actions of the Israeli military were not in keeping with the spirit of the Russian-Israeli partnership, so we reserve the right to respond.”

Russian President Vladimir Putin, meanwhile, took admirable efforts to prevent the blame game from reaching the boiling point, telling reporters that the downing of the Russian aircraft was the result of “a chain of tragic circumstances, because the Israeli plane didn’t shoot down our jet.”

Nevertheless, following this extremely tempered and reserved remark, Putin vowed that Russia would take extra precautions to protect its troops in Syria, saying these will be “the steps that everyone will notice.”

Now there is much consternation in Israel that the IDF will soon find its freedom to conduct operations against targets in Syria greatly impaired. That’s because Russia, having just suffered a ‘friendly-fire’ incident from its own antiquated S-200 system, may now be more open to the idea of providing Syria with the more advanced S-300 air-defense system.

Earlier this year, Putin and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu reached an agreement that prevented those advanced defensive weapons from being employed in the Syrian theater. That deal is now in serious jeopardy. In addition to other defensive measures, Russia could effectively create the conditions for a veritable no-fly zone across Western Syria in that it would simply become too risky for foreign aircraft to venture into the zone.

The entire situation, which certainly did not go off as planned, has forced Israel into damage control as they attempt to prevent their Russian counterparts from effectively shutting down Syria’s western border.

On Thursday, Israeli Major-General Amikam Norkin and Brigadier General Erez Maisel, as well as officers of the Intelligence and Operations directorates of the Israeli air force will pay an official visit to Moscow where they are expected to repeat their concerns of “continuous Iranian attempts to transfer strategic weapons to the Hezbollah terror organization and to establish an Iranian military presence in Syria.”

Moscow will certainly be asking their Israeli partners if it is justifiable to subject Russian servicemen to unacceptable levels of danger, up to and including death, in order to defend Israeli interests. It remains to be seen if the two sides can find, through the fog of war, an honest method for bringing an end to the Syria conflict, which would go far at relieving Israel’s concerns of Iranian influence in the region.

 

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This Man’s Incredible Story Proves Why Due Process Matters In The Kavanaugh Case

Accused of rape by a fellow student, Brian Banks accepted a plea deal and went to prison on his 18th birthday. Years later he was exonerated.

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Somewhere between the creation of the Magna Carta and now, leftists have forgotten why due process matters; and in some cases, such as that of Judge Brett Kavanaugh, they choose to outright ignore the judicial and civil rights put in place by the U.S. Constitution.

In this age of social media justice mobs, the accused are often convicted in the court of (liberal) public opinion long before any substantial evidence emerges to warrant an investigation or trial. This is certainly true for Kavanaugh. His accuser, Christine Blasey Ford, cannot recall the date of the alleged assault and has no supporting witnesses, yet law professors are ready to ruin his entire life and career. Not because they genuinely believe he’s guilty, but because he’s a pro-life Trump nominee for the Supreme Court.

It goes without saying: to “sink Kavanaugh even if” Ford’s allegation is untrue is unethical, unconstitutional, and undemocratic. He has a right to due process, and before liberals sharpen their pitchforks any further they would do well to remember what happened to Brian Banks.

In the summer of 2002, Banks was a highly recruited 16-year-old linebacker at Polytechnic High School in California with plans to play football on a full scholarship to the University of Southern California. However, those plans were destroyed when Banks’s classmate, Wanetta Gibson, claimed that Banks had dragged her into a stairway at their high school and raped her.

Gibson’s claim was false, but it was Banks’s word against hers. Banks had two options: go to trial and risk spending 41 years-to-life in prison, or take a plea deal that included five years in prison, five years probation, and registering as a sex offender. Banks accepted the plea deal under the counsel of his lawyer, who told him that he stood no chance at trial because the all-white jury would “automatically assume” he was guilty because he was a “big, black teenager.”

Gibson and her mother subsequently sued the Long Beach Unified School District and won a $1.5 million settlement. It wasn’t until nearly a decade later, long after Banks’s promising football career had already been tanked, that Gibson admitted she’d fabricated the entire story.

Following Gibson’s confession, Banks was exonerated with the help of the California Innocence Project. Hopeful to get his life back on track, he played for Las Vegas Locomotives of the now-defunct United Football League in 2012 and signed with the Atlanta Falcons in 2013. But while Banks finally received justice, he will never get back the years or the prospective pro football career that Gibson selfishly stole from him.

Banks’ story is timely, and it serves as a powerful warning to anyone too eager to condemn those accused of sexual assault. In fact, a film about Banks’s ordeal, Brian Banks, is set to premiere at the Los Angeles Film Festival next week.

Perhaps all the #MeToo Hollywood elites and their liberal friends should attend the screening – and keep Kavanaugh in their minds as they watch.

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