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CNN’s Charlottesville panel defends President Trump.

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Fake news CNN hosted a panel of six Trump supporters Wednesday morning in an effort to continue to spin the Charlottesville protests into more bad press against POTUS Trump.

Unfortunately for CNN and host Alisyn Camerota, the panel completely pushed back against the CNN host, and her persistent argument that President Trump committed some sort of unforgivable sin by condemning both sides for violence in Charlottesville.

The segment was off to a bad start for Camerota when she asked how many panelists were troubled by President Donald Trump’s response to Charlottesville.

Not a single panelist raised their hand, as panelist Bob Viera said…

“I didn’t see anything wrong with it. I mean he addressed the problem. Let’s face reality, there are problems on both sides.”

“I think it’s ridiculous to have me choose between Hitler and Stalin which is what I consider what both groups are.”

“If you’re willing to set fires and burn places to the ground, that doesn’t seem like a very peaceful group to me.”

Via The Daily Caller

One panelist, Daphne Goggins, said she is going to reserve judgement until the matter is fully investigated. Goggins said she is also convinced that not everyone at the rally was a neo-Nazi based on videos she saw on Facebook. When she tried to share those videos, she claims she was censored by the social media site.

After Camerota played a clip of angry white supremacists protesters chanting racial slurs against Jewish people, Goggins defended their right to free speech.

“Those crazy, I don’t know what else to call them. I probably can’t say it on TV. But they still have the right to say those crazy things,” she said.

Panelist Robert McCarthy blamed media bias and said, “The media is not covering it. They’re only focused on making neo-Nazis and white supremacists out to be Trump supporters.”

Trump supporter Amanda Delekta said it was unfair to insinuate that Trump voters are supporting neo-Nazis and said the coverage was negative and uncalled for.

“No one here is supporting the neo-Nazis or the white supremacists. And that narrative is really negative. but what we are talking about is President Trump’s response and he stood in front of America and he condemned the violence that occurred that day,” she said.

Panelist Jimmy Dozier pointed out that only a few hundred people were involved in the Charlottesville incident, but over 60 million people voted for Trump.

“You’re talking about three or four hundred people in Charlottesville. They’re sixty million people that voted for President Trump,” he said. “Why don’t we get a say? Those people aren’t nothing. Democrats have idiots, Republicans have idiots. But we’re talking about us, the sixty million that’s for Trump. We don’t do stuff like that.”

A female Trump supporter named L.A. Key suggested the violence may have been triggered on purpose and there may be ulterior motives behind the division. She too said her information came from Facebook, prompting Camerota to ask if the panel trusted Facebook more than traditional news media outlets.

Each panelist agreed that their trust in the mainstream media was slipping, and they trusted alternative internet sources more than cable news.

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A lot of sense listening to tRump voting Americans, let alone cnn to work out what’s going on in their country. Not! Yeah both condemn neo-nazis and “neo-stalinists” in Charlottesville while they are indifferent to the support of their govt to neo-nazis in the Ukraine and head chopping terrorists in the Middle East, Philippines and elsewhere. Support of genocide by saudi arabia and israel, easy to do when part of its DNA. A country born and bred in slavery and genocide ain’t going to change in a hurry. Even though that’s probably the only way to remove the cancer it… Read more »

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like Egypt you mean? When do you want to tear down the pyramids? You think every white person in America was a slave owner? Republicans freed the slaves, blck, hispanic, young, old, asian white women and men all voted for trump. he got 65 MILLION vote. Am in the UK and i support their president also. so worldwid he has more than the 65m who vote him in. In the ME they are not nations, they are tribes, nations are held togetherin ME by crushing the tribes. It is a different concept of life to how we live. This is… Read more »

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What does Stalin have to do with Charlottesville? The Americans have mixed everything in their heads. The Antifa – who were a just part of the counter-protesters – aren’t communists as a matter of course, but anarchists. These two groups aren’t going along either. And though they might have banded against neo-Nazis, there were hardly any communists to be found in Charlottesville (or the United States for that matter).

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It seems people can only interpret political actions through the lens of “Communist, Fascist, blah blah”. Rarely do they actually understand the meaning of the terms. Although I support everybody’s right to protest, the normalization of these nazis that is going on is comical. Some people have been feeling repressed with their racist views for a long time and are now feeling like it’s ok to come out of the shadows. We’ve been saying it for years, that racism is juuuust below the surface.

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Fully agreed. Plus, in the case that the article deals with, it is an effort of Trump supporters to defend the President’s lame statement. And while it’s obvious that Trump was full of crap on this one (almost certainly influenced by Bannon), the attempt by the CNN pundit to paint him as a closet Nazi is pitiful.

Keith Smith
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Keith Smith

18 Months Of Left-Wing Violence || The Alt-Left & Antifa red elephants. youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4G8QLT6tFWU

Keith Smith
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Keith Smith

what normalisation of nazis? honestly where do you see this? on your tv? look outside, i bet you forgot to notice all the mosques springing up

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WeAreYourGods

Where do I see it? We backed a coup in Ukraine and allowed neo-nazis to rise to power. We are currently engaged in a corporate media debate about which protesters, the nazi’s or the leftists, were responsible for the problems in Charlottesville. If you don’t think nazis have been normalized, grab a couple hundred of your friends and try walking down the street dressed in all black carrying ISIL flags and see what happens. I bet a lot of people just like you would want to punch you in the face. We supposedly fought a war against the nazis, people… Read more »

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oh yeah CNN was happy to show ukraine nazis as the good guys, you guys were supporting. US created ISIS. US told libya to give up their weapons of mass destruction and then unleashed ISIS on that country. The US are in Syria illegally, with no invitation from the legitimate government.US used phosphorous bombs and for 5 years were destroying syrian infrastructure under the pretense of hitting ISIS so they could award themselves reconstruction contracts upon regime chagne. CIA put erdogan in power, CIA organised the coup to remove him after he bought chinese weaponry and not exclusively US. we… Read more »

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So everything you said up until “daily attacks on white men” is completely accurate. I don’t call white people racist nazis, I call racist nazis racist nazis. I can tell the difference obviously, there are only a small number of nazis who get inordinate press coverage. White men have control of the entire western world, what exactly are these nazi’s so upset about? How did they develop a victim mentality while reaping every advantage in US society? They should go talk to a Native American if they want to hear about what it’s like to have everything taken from them.… Read more »

Keith Smith
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Keith Smith

You want to take western civlisation from the people who built it. not every white person was a slave owner.

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WeAreYourGods

“The people who built” America were slaves, and nobody said all white people owned slaves. That said, for almost 400 years, white Americans benefited from the practice of slavery though, whether involved or not. Slavery was the backbone of the US economy.

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So are you going to condemn antifa and BLM violence against free speech? This is the disagreement. i suggest you look at this video. Why dont you condemn political violence? you keep avoiding it. you have been sold MSM BS. and you are regurgitating it .
am tired of trying to show you your fucking ignorance
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4S2TZOdXAtQ&list=PLywtE6-BvPsf-kmVdxgmlX6TrUHTibcbC&index=1

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WeAreYourGods

So you should feel free to go ahead and fuck off if you are under the delusion that you are able to somehow convince me of something with your little YouTube links. This is getting boring.

Keith Smith
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Keith Smith

even msm is denouncing antifa,

Keith Smith
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What’s your point? I support everybody’s right to protest. I’m not a member of ANTIFA but I support their right to protest too. Did these nazis and klansmen finally get a taste of their own medicine? Were they scared that the state wasn’t stepping in to protect them? THE IRONY. I’m sure you defended BLM’s right to protest just as vigorously when the cops were breaking up the marches and thumping heads. That said, I don’t like nazis or racist good ‘ol boys trying to make people who look like me afraid to walk around their own town. What the… Read more »

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no support of VIOLENT protest. Antifa ALWAYS violent. BLM is allowed to talk as is Antifa if it is peaceful. MSM support violent protest which is out of order. Antifa were in Dover protesting against a peaceful EDL march, they turned the town into a sh1thole. They have no respect, they are funded by globalist george soros and claim to be anti globalist. Antifa have also been labelled a domestic terrorist organisation by the State of New Jersy, and the petition to have them labelled nationally as a domestic terrorist organisation has passed 250k signatures in the US. support their… Read more »

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I’m not the one that needs a history lesson. I do like the fact that you support peaceful BLM protests. At least there’s that.

Keith Smith
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BLM shoot black cops..

Keith Smith
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Keith Smith

go to youtube and look at what antifa were doing to Trump supporters two days ago. BLM is BS

Keith Smith
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and am from the UK and have british grandparents and great grandparents etc… you are trying to tell me about fighting nazis? really? you need to wake the fuck up and see what is really going on.

WeAreYourGods
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My Grandfather fought nazis. What did you think, you have exclusive rights to WW2?

Keith Smith
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then you know what a nazi is, also a lot of these so called ‘nazi group members’ were antifa members last year under obama administration. When are you going to condemn antifa and BLM violence? troll

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The irony is that you apparently do not know the behavior of a Tr0ll is exactly what you are doing.

Keith Smith
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as u reply to a post without argument 5 days later. reverse projection methinks

WeAreYourGods
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As if I check Disqus comments when I actually have things to do. Methinks this Trolling session is over.

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condemning nazis is as obvious as condemning killing babies or dropping nukes on rainforests. so fucking obvious yet this thread proves people like you are running around pointing the finger demanding everybody ‘prove’ they dont support nazis. Why do you not condemn political violence against free speech by antifa? You are running around and accusing people of supporting nazism. you have done it to me, by default i support them because i dont state the obvious, i have fingers, i have toes, people have eyes, nazis are bad (smh you fucking spastic). How many people have you pointed the finger… Read more »

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The moral equivalencies you present are comical. Talk about spastic, try some punctuation.

Keith Smith
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so you do not condemn political violence. nuff said. ANTIFA Another Name To Identify Failed Abortions

WeAreYourGods
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Do I condemn political violence? Depends. The war the south lost was based on political and economic violence. The coal miners unions fought against Pinkerton machine guns, that was political violence. When the state infringes on the rights of the citizen, it’s time for political violence. It’s not a one size fits all proposition. Some people love brand names, I relate to ideas.

Keith Smith
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You are lucky nobody thinks you should have your head kicked in for whta you think. you have no credibility supporting antifa and BLM . and you obviously not watching the videos

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You might be right, in that I might not be watching all the videos you post. LOL, no need. I already said I support free speech and protest. What I don’t do, is conflate neo-nazi’s and kkk’ers with people protesting police brutality. But hey, I don’t support terrorism and that’s exactly what those groups are.

Keith Smith
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my point is antifa beat up people who think differently, you perhaps would see that this left right BS is blowing up in everybodies faces. MSM forced to condemn antifa, why wont you?

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I’m not involved with left/right BS and am not a member of those parties. You want to think you’re some kind of enlightened person who doesn’t listen to the MSM? All you’re doing is following the alt-right meme instead. I’m an anarchist I don’t care what media says what, I’m perfectly OK with nazi’s getting their assess kicked anytime, anyplace. As soon as you join a domestic terror organization, you lose the right to whine about your safety.

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Antifa are a domestic terror organisation. Their right to safety should be removed? conversations are not trolling. losing an argument is not trolling, not watching simple videos which disprove your argument that antifa are justified makes you look foolish. Others read this post, others have seen the videos. and i dont do left and right, its a construct which creates a false democracy. And i do read M S M. i understand it, i certainly dont follow the narrative lol

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All out of tr0ll food. This is not a conversation, it’s you blasting alt-right BS and then trying to walk it back and hide behind a free speech argument with some ad-hominem’s tossed in. I’ve made my points, you’ve I guess attempted to make yours, obviously I’m not swayed.

Keith Smith
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look past headlines, your points amounted to calling me a nazi you cretin

Keith Smith
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You want people to apologise for being white because you see some sort of privilege, you are racist to white people if you believe they are all the same and of a certain class. What about white minorities within inner city areas? you racist

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Not sure WTF you’re talking about this time. Go ahead and re-read my posts, I am talking about fucking nazis. Just a quick piece of advice, if your premise is the defense of nazis as some kind of victim class, you’re a fool way out of your depth.

Keith Smith
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free speech mate, just because your offended by what that scum says, doesnt deny their right to free speech. btw antifa stands for Another Name To Identify Failed Abortions

Keith Smith
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Keith Smith

this is antifa Since when were 65m Trump suporters all nazis?
you fool https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4G8QLT6tFWU

Keith Smith
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Keith Smith

Antifa carry communist flags. they support both anarchy and communism. And are not anti fascists, they are domestic terrorist organisation. They have attacked business’s and targetted business owners, not because of their political views. but because antifa is a george soros funded terrorist organisation.

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Antifa have a history which is often murky. But whether one despises or supports them, one should have a touch with reality. There are hardly any communists to be found in the US and they aren’t part of the Antifa. That is a fact. That they may cooperate in the case of a conflict with neo-Nazis is a different thing, though, again, there were no communists to be found in Charlottesville. It is certainly touching though to see people like you indignant about the Antifa and the imaginary communists, but quite complacent when it comes to neo-Nazis and white supremacists.… Read more »

Keith Smith
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proof?

Keith Smith
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4G8QLT6tFWU i am not supporting neo nazi’s i am supporting free speech. Antifa here attacking people who are normal trump supporters. You can stand behind minorities pointing the finger and screaming racist. but that is not an argument you idiot. Supporting somebodies right to free speech does not mean you support that persons views. Can you not understand this? Why do you not denounce political violence? And what will you do when what you are doing suddenly becomes unacceptable and the by default, it becomes acceptable to attack you? proof of these violent neo nazi’s causing destruction everywhere. and i… Read more »

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the support of free speech is not supporting what that speech stands for. I denounce neo nazis, KKK, BLM and Antifa violence. But i do not support people being attacked for voicing political views. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bADdJuN-4Ag

Keith Smith
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Keith Smith

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oLA4lEtmH2A from people that were there

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This CNN presenter got butt *******d !

Brewerstroupe
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Much of the Vice footage has a staged, scripted look about it, as if it was shot at a different place and time.

José Antonio
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If they chant “Jews will not replace us”, they’re not attacking Jews; they’re not saying they’re going to threat the physical integrity of Jews. And as to physical violence, I haven’t seen any video in which any member of these groups started a fight, quite the contrary: people with bats following, insulting them… clearly trying to provoke them, and without having a permit to protest.

Keith Smith
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Keith Smith

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oLA4lEtmH2A plz share this, also posted on this article another video 18 months of alt left violence

Keith Smith
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Keith Smith

this was funny.

Keith Smith
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Keith Smith

Keith Smith
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Keith Smith

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s3ISz3EaM9A M S M LIES ALL THE TIME ABOUT NEO NAZIS. 5 minutes, trying to help people understand who the enemy is.

Keith Smith
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Keith Smith

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bADdJuN-4Ag antifa are internationally stupid

faye dolan
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What about the group Antifa…a home grown American terrorist organization? Camerota’s contempt for truth is appalling. She is such a stupid liberal tunnel visioned fanatic that she is perfect working for CNN.

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Russian Il-20 downed by Syrian missile. Russia blames Israel. Israel blames Syria (Video)

The Duran – News in Review – Episode 110.

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The unthinkable has happened in Syria.

The world now teeters on the brink of all out war in Syria as a Russian Il-20 was downed by Syrian missile after Israeli F-16s used it as cover during attack, according to statements made by the Russian Ministry of Defense.

President Vladimir Putin, answering a reporter’s question during a press conference with Hungarian PM Viktor Orban, said the downing of the Russian Il-20 plane looks like “a chain of tragic circumstances.” 

The Duran’s Alex Christoforou and Editor-in-Chief Alexander Mercouris discuss the tripwire triggered that has the potential to tip the fragile balance in Syria towards conflict between Russia, Iran and Israel.

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The Russian military says an Israeli raid on Syria triggered a chain of events that led to its Il-20 plane being shot down by a Syrian S-200 surface-to-air missile. Moscow reserves the right to respond accordingly.

Russian Defense Ministry spokesman Maj. Gen. Igor Konashenkov said…

“Israel did not warn the command of the Russian troops in Syria about the planned operation. We received a notification via a hotline less than a minute before the strike, which did not allow the Russian aircraft to be directed to a safe zone.”

The statement by the Russian Defense Ministry said that four Israeli F-16 fighter jets attacked targets in Syria’s Latakia after approaching from the Mediterranean.

The Israeli warplanes approached at a low altitude and “created a dangerous situation for other aircraft and vessels in the region.”

The statement further said that 15 Russian military service members have died as a result…

“The Israeli pilots used the Russian plane as cover and set it up to be targeted by the Syrian air defense forces. As a consequence, the Il-20, which has radar cross-section much larger than the F-16, was shot down by an S-200 system missile.”

According to reports from RT, the Russian military said that the French Navy’s frigate ‘Auvergne,’ as well as a Russian Il-20 plane were in the area during the Israeli operation.

Map of the incident on September 17 in Syria provided by the Russian defense ministry.

The Russian ministry said the Israelis must have known that the Russian plane was present in the area, but this did not stop them from executing “the provocation.” Israel also failed to warn Russia about the planned operation in advance. The warning came just a minute before the attack started, which “did not leave time to move the Russian plane to a safe area,”the statement said.

The statement gives a larger death toll than earlier reports by the Russian military, which said there were 14 crew members on board the missing Il-20. It said a search and rescue operation for the shot-down plane is underway.

A later update said debris from the downed plane was found some 27km off the Latakia coast. The search party collected some body parts, personal possessions of the crew, and fragments of the plane.

Meanwhile Israel has come out to blame the Syrian government for the downing of the military plane, according to an IDF statement.

Israel said that it “expresses sorrow for the death of the aircrew members” of the Russian plane. However, it stated that the government of Bashar Assad “whose military shot down the Russian plane,” is “fully responsible” for the incident.

Israel further blamed Iran and Hezbollah for the incident.

The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) explained that its jets were targeting a Syrian facility “from which systems to manufacture accurate and lethal weapons were about to be transferred on behalf of Iran to Hezbollah in Lebanon.”

Israel claimed that the weapons were “meant to attack Israel.”

Via RT

The IDF assumed that the Syrian anti-air batteries “fired indiscriminately” and didn’t “bother to ensure that no Russian planes were in the air.” The Israelis said that when the Syrian military launched the missiles which hit the Russian plane, its own jets were already within Israeli airspace. “During the strike against the target in Latakia, the Russian plane that was then hit was not within the area of the operation.”

According to the Israeli military, both IDF and Russia have “a deconfliction system,” which was agreed upon by the leadership of both states, and “has proven itself many times over recent years.” The system was in use when the incident happened, the IDF stated. The IDF promised to share “all the relevant information” with Russia “to review the incident and to confirm the facts in this inquiry.”

The military presented a four-point initial inquiry into events in Latakia. It insisted that “extensive and inaccurate” Syrian anti-aircraft fire caused the Russian jet “to be hit and downed.”

The Russian Il-20 aircraft, with 15 crew on board, went off radar during an attack by four Israeli jets on Syria’s Latakia province late Monday. Later on Tuesday the Russian Defense Ministry said that an Israeli raid on Syria triggered a chain of events that led to its plane being shot down by a Syrian S-200 surface-to-air missile.

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Trump Orders Immediate Release Of All Text Messages, Carter Page FISA Application From Russia Investigation

Trump has ordered the DOJ to release all text messages related to the Russia investigation with no redactions.

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President Trump has ordered the Department of Justice to release all text messages related to the Russia investigation with no redactions, of former FBI Director James Comey, his deputy Andrew McCabe, now-fired special agent Peter Strzok, former FBI attorney Lisa Page and twice-demoted DOJ official Bruce Ohr.

Also released will be specific pages from the FBI’s FISA surveillance warrant application on former Trump campaign aide Carter Page, as well as interviews with Ohr.

The statement reads in full:

“At the request of a number of committees of Congress, and for reasons of transparency, the President has directed the Office of the Director of National Intelligence and the Department of Justice (including the FBI) to provide for the immediate declassification of the following materials: (1) pages 10-12 and 17-34 of the June 2017 application to the FISA court in the matter of Carter W. Page; (2) all FBI reports of interviews with Bruce G. Ohr prepared in connection with the Russia investigation; and (3) all FBI reports of interviews prepared in connection with all Carter Page FISA applications.

In addition, President Donald J. Trump has directed the Department of Justice (including the FBI) to publicly release all text messages relating to the Russia investigation, without redaction, of James Comey, Andrew McCabe, Peter Strzok, Lisa Page, and Bruce Ohr

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As we reported last Monday, Trump had been expected to release the documents any time – with specific attention to the Page documents and the “investigative activities of Justice Department lawyer Bruce Ohr” – who was demoted twice for lying about his extensive relationship  with Christopher Steele – the former MI6 spy who assembled the sham “Steele Dossier” used by the FBI in a FISA surveillance application to spy on Page.

Republicans on the House Intelligence and Judiciary committees believe the declassification will permanently taint the Trump-Russia investigation by showing the investigation was illegitimate to begin with. Trump has been hammering the same theme for months.

  • They allege that Bruce Ohr played an improper intermediary role between the Justice Department, British spy Christopher Steele and Fusion GPS — the opposition research firm that produced the Trump-Russia dossier, funded by Democrats. (Ohr’s wife, Nellie, worked for Fusion GPS on Russia-related matters during the presidential election — a fact that Ohr did not disclose on federal forms.)
  • And they further allege that the Obama administration improperly spied on Carter Page — all to take down Trump. –Axios

Ohr, meanwhile, met with Russian billionaire Oleg Deripaska in 2015 to discuss helping the FBI with organized crime investigations, according to The Hill‘s John Solomon. The meeting with the Putin ally was facilitated by Steele.

Last month Trump called Ohr a disgrace, while also tweeting: “Will Bruce Ohr, whose family received big money for helping to create the phony, dirty and discredited Dossier, ever be fired from the Jeff Sessions  “Justice” Department? A total joke!”

Trump’s threat came one day after two tweets about Ohr, noting a connection to former FBI agent Peter Strzok, as well as a text sent by Ohr after former FBI Director James Comey was fired in which Ohr says “afraid they will be exposed.”

According to emails turned over to Congressional investigators in August, Christopher Steele was much closer to Bruce Ohr and his wife Nellie than previously disclosed.

Steele and the Ohrs would have breakfast together on July 30, 2016 at the Mayflower Hotel in downtown Washington D.C., days after Steele turned in installments of his infamous “dossier” on July 19 and 26. The breakfast also occurred one day before the FBI formally launched operation “Crossfire Hurricane,” the agency’s counterintelligence operation into the Trump campaign.

“Great to see you and Nellie this morning Bruce,” Steele wrote shortly following their breakfast meeting. “Let’s keep in touch on the substantive issues/s (sic). Glenn is happy to speak to you on this if it would help.”

“After two years of investigations and accusations from both sides of the aisle about what documents indicate, it is past time for documents to be declassified and let the American people decide for themselves if DoJ and FBI acted properly,” Freedom Caucus chairman Mark Meadows told Axios earlier Sunday.

In early August, journalist Paul Sperry tweeted that Trump may use his presidential authority to declassify “20 redacted pages of a June, 2017 FISA renewal, “and possibly” 63 pages of emails and notes between “Ohr & Steele,” and FD-302 summaries of 12 interviews.”

President Trump threatened to declassify documents two weeks ago – one day after the New York Times allegedly published an anonymous Op-Ed claiming to be from a White House official claiming to be part of an unelected “resistance” cabal within the Trump administration.

“The Deep State and the Left, and their vehicle, the Fake News Media, are going Crazy – & they don’t know what to do,” Trump tweeted earlier this month, adding: “The Economy is booming like never before, Jobs are at Historic Highs, soon TWO Supreme Court Justices & maybe Declassification to find Additional Corruption. Wow!”

Trump’s threat comes as calls by frustrated GOP legislators to release the documents have hit a fevered pitch. Spearheading the effort are Republican Reps. Meadows, Jim Jordan, Matt Gaetz and Lee Zeldin – who have repeatedly asked Trump to declassify more of the heavily redacted FISA surveillance warrant on former Trump campaign aide Carter Page in late 2016.

In June, Republicans on the House Intelligence Committee asked President Trump to declassify key sections of Carter Page’s FISA warrant application, according to a letter obtained by Fox News.

Carter Page, the DOJ/FBI’s person of interest, weighed in on the matter in late August, tweeting: “The Corrupt DOJ, co-conspirators in the DNC and their high-priced consultants correctly believed they had American democracy and the FISA Court over a barrel in 2016.”

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De-Dollarization Tops Agenda at Russia’s Eastern Economic Forum

The Eastern Economic Forum (EEF) was held in Vladivostok on Sept.11-13. Founded in 2015, the event has become a platform for planning and launching projects to strengthen business ties in the Asia-Pacific region.

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This year, the EEF brought together delegations from over 60 countries to discuss the topic “The Far East: Expanding the Range of Possibilities”. A total of 100 business events involving over 6,000 participants were held during the three days.

1,357 media personnel worked to cover the forum. Last year, the number of participants was 5,000 with 1,000 media persons involved in reporting and broadcasting. The EEF-18 gathered 340 foreign and 383 Russian CEOs. Nearly 80 start-ups from across South-East Asia joined the meeting.

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This year, a total of 175 agreements worth of 2.9 trillion rubles (some $4.3 billion) were signed. For comparison, the sum was 2.5 trillion rubles (roughly $3.7 billion) in 2017.

They included the development of the Baimsky ore deposits in Chukotka, the construction of a terminal for Novatek LNG at Bechevinskaya Bay in Kamchatka and the investment of Asian countries in Russia’s agricultural projects in the Far East.

Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF), Mail.Ru Group, Megafon and Chinese Alibaba inked an agreement on establishing AliExpress trade joint venture. Rosneft and Chinese CNPC signed an oil exploration agreement.

The Chinese delegation was the largest (1,096 people), followed by the Japanese (570 members). The list of guests included the president of Mongolia and prime ministers of Japan and South Korea.

It was also the first time Chinese President Xi Jinping attended the event to meet his Russian counterpart. The issue of de-dollarization topped the agenda. Russia and China reaffirmed their interest in expanding the use of national currencies in bilateral deals.

During the forum, Kirill Dmitriev, the head of RDIF, said the fund intends to use only national currencies in its transactions with China starting from 2019. It will cooperate with the China Development Bank.

This “yuanification” is making visible progress with Shanghai crude futures increasing their share of oil markets up to 14 percent or even more. China has signed agreements with Canada and Qatar on national currencies exchange.

READ MORE: Eastern Economic Forum opens new chapter in US-Russia dialogue

De-dollarization is a trend that is picking up momentum across the world. A growing number of countries are interested in replacing the dollar. Russia is leading the race to protect itself from fluctuations, storms and US-waged trade wars and sanctions.

Moscow backs non-dollar trade with Ankara amid the ongoing lira crisis. Turkey is switching from the dollar to settlements in national currencies, including its trade with China and other countries. Ditching the US dollar is the issue topping the BRICS agenda. In April, Iran transferred all international payments to the euro.

The voices calling for de-dollarization are getting louder among America’s closest European allies. In August, German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas called for the creation of a new payments system independent of the US.

According to him, Europe should not allow the United States to act “over our heads and at our expense.” The official wants to strengthen European autonomy by establishing independent payment channels, creating a European Monetary Fund and building up an independent SWIFT system.

Presenting his annual program, European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker called on Sept. 12 for the European Union to promote the euro as a global currency to challenge the dollar.

According to him, “We must do more to allow our single currency to play its full role on the international scene.” Mr. Juncker believes “it is absurd that Europe pays for 80 percent of its energy import bill – worth 300 billion euros a year – in US dollars when only roughly 2 percent of our energy imports come from the United States.” He wants the raft of proposals made in his state of the union address to start being implemented before the European Parliament elections in May.

70% of all world trade transactions account for the dollar, while 20% are  settled in the euro, and the rest falls on the yuan and other Asian currencies. The dollar value is high to make the prices of consumer goods in the US artificially low. The demand for dollars allows refinancing the huge debt at low interest rates. The US policy of trade wars and sanctions has triggered the global process of de-dollarization.

Using punitive measures as a foreign policy tool is like shooting oneself in the foot. It prompts a backlash to undermine the dollar’s status as the world reserve currency – the basis of the US economic might. The aggressive policy undermines the US world standing to make it weaker, not stronger.

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