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UK thinktank wants to ‘name and shame’ people who appear on RT

A neo-liberal London-based think tank named after US Senator Henry Jackson wants to ‘name and shame’ British politicians who appear on RT.




If you think the Vietnam war was a good idea, if you think that Richard Nixon’s de-escalation of the Cold War (however minor) was a sign of the old crook being a pussy, if you think that the only good commie is a dead one, and if you happen to be visiting London, oh boy have I got just the organisation for you.

It’s called the Henry Jackson Society and if you go to their offices at Milbank Tower, along the beautiful brown waters of the River Thames, I’m sure they’ll provide you some glorious literature to keep your family safe from the Communist menace. Hopefully they’ll even have some colouring books for the kids…please note that using the colour red is not acceptable.

Yes, it seems that such an organisation does exist. It shares the same office bloc with the Conservative Party and RT UK Studios. Needlessly to say, the Christmas party will be slightly awkward.

The organisation is named for anti-Soviet Cold War hawk, Henry Jackson, former US Democratic Senator from Washington State.

Their latest publicity stunt is to ‘name and shame’ UK politicians who appear on RT. Just to clarify, they want to ‘NAME and SHAME’ people who appear on a television channel watched by millions around the world. Just let that sink in….take all the time you need.

First of all, people who go on RT use their actual names, show their actual faces and if someone is going to state their views before an audience of millions, there is a strong probability that they are not ashamed of those views. The whole thing seems a bit, well…silly.

As someone who watches RT, supports RT’s mantra to ‘question more’ and appears on RT offering my real views, using my real name, and showing my real face – I think  this is hilarious.

The Henry Jackson Society states that their goal is to promote the neo-liberal agenda. Indeed they list their primary belief in their charter as: “(The Society) Believes that modern liberal democracies set an example to which the rest of the world should aspire”.

They say that Bill Clinton and Tony Blair’s illegal war on Serbia should be a model for future foreign policy. It’s hard to believe such people actually exist but they do.

What is even more pathetic is that some of the UK’s most popular politicians appear on RT and have consequently been proscribed by RT. These include people like Nigel Farage, who helped WIN the Brexit vote. Jeremy Corbyn, who twice WON Labour leadership contests and leads Britain’s second largest political party, George Galloway who has lead the Stop The War Coalition for years and helped mobilise opposition to the fully discredited war in Iraq, and Alex Salmond, prominent member and former leader of the largest political party in Scotland, the SNP.

It seems that neo-liberals want to shut down the winning competition, irrespective of from whence the competition derives. So much for the free-market.

It is ironic that when Tony Blair was being led like a dog from one geo-political disaster to another by George W. Bush, many in Britain were itching for the day when Britain would stop being the 51st state of the USA. Now that a sane and sensible man like Donald Trump has won the Presidency, Britain is asserting her independence and part of me wishes that London could go back to being ‘Washington D.C. East’.

Of course all nations have the right to be sovereign, but why has Britain chosen to show her independence in the most counter-productive way possible? Harold Wilson, who angered the US by wisely keeping Britain out of the Vietnam War, must be rolling over in his grave.

On November 23 the Henry Jackson Society met in Parliament to discuss people they refer to as ‘Putin’s Useful Idiots’. This includes anyone who has ever spoken on RT, including people critical of Russian policy and experts on a range of subjects which have nothing at all to do with Russia.

I am happy to say, under oath if requested, that RT has never told me what to say or how to say it. I thank them for that. Anyone who knows me for more than five minutes will realise that I don’t exactly react well when being told what to say.

RT is a beacon of diverse opinions of all stripes in a media market place cramped full of neo-liberal ‘fake news’.

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Putin, Trump meet in Helsinki for first bilateral summit

The Helsinki summit is the first ever full-fledged meeting between Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump. Their previous encounters were brief talks on the sidelines of the G20 and APEC summits in 2017.

Vladimir Rodzianko



Russian President Vladimir Putin and US President Donald Trump are meeting in the Finnish capital of Helsinki for their first bilateral one-on-one meeting.

Trump arrived in the Finland capital a day early, while the jet of Putin, who wrapped up his nation’s hosting of the World Cup Sunday, touched down around 1 p.m. local time and the Russian president’s motorcade whisked him straight to the palace where the two world leaders are meeting.

Trump signed an August 2017 law imposing additional sanctions on Russia. The law bars Trump from easing many sanctions without Congress’ approval, but he can offer some relief without a nod from Congress.

Almost 700 Russian people and companies are under U.S. sanctions. Individuals face limits on their travel and freezes on at least some of their assets, while some top Russian state banks and companies, including oil and gas giants, are effectively barred from getting financing through U.S. banks and markets.

The agenda of the summit hasn’t been officially announced yet, though, the presidents are expected to discuss global crises, such as the Syrian conflict and Ukraine, as well as bilateral relations.

Stay tuned for updates…

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“Foreign entity, NOT RUSSIA” hacked Hillary Clinton’s emails (Video)

Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Tx): Hillary Clinton’s cache of 30,000 emails was hacked by foreign actor, and it was not Russia.

Alex Christoforou



A stunning revelation that hardly anyone in the mainstream media is covering.

Fox News gave Louie Gohmert (R-Tx) the opportunity to explain what was going on during his questioning of Peter Strzok, when the the Texas Congressman stated that a “foreign entity, NOT RUSSIA” hacked Hillary Clinton’s emails.

Aside from this segment on Fox News, this story is not getting any coverage, and we know why. It destroys the entire ‘Russia hacked Hillary’ narrative.

Gohmert states that this evidence is irrefutable and shows that a foreign actor, not connected to Russia in any way, intercepted and distributed Hillary Clinton’s cache of 30,000 emails.

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Via Zerohedge

As we sift through the ashes of Thursday’s dumpster-fire Congressional hearing with still employed FBI agent Peter Strzok, Luke Rosiak of the Daily Caller plucked out a key exchange between Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Tx) and Strzok which revealed a yet-unknown bombshell about the Clinton email case.

Nearly all of Hillary Clinton’s emails on her homebrew server went to a foreign entity that isn’t Russia. When this was discovered by the Intelligence Community Inspector General (ICIG), IG Chuck McCullough sent his investigator Frank Ruckner and an attorney to notify Strzok along with three other people about the “anomaly.”

Four separate attempts were also made to notify DOJ Inspector General Michael Horowitz to brief him on the massive security breach, however Horowitz “never returned the call.” Recall that Horowitz concluded last month that despite Strzok’s extreme bias towards Hillary Clinton and against Donald Trump – none of it translated to Strzok’s work at the FBI.

In other words; Strzok, while investigating Clinton’s email server, completely ignored the fact that most of Clinton’s emails were sent to a foreign entity – while IG Horowitz simply didn’t want to know about it.

Daily Caller reports…

The Intelligence Community Inspector General (ICIG) found an “anomaly on Hillary Clinton’s emails going through their private server, and when they had done the forensic analysis, they found that her emails, every single one except four, over 30,000, were going to an address that was not on the distribution list,” Republican Rep. Louie Gohmert of Texas said during a hearing with FBI official Peter Strzok.

Gohmert continued..

“It was going to an unauthorized source that was a foreign entity unrelated to Russia.”

Strzok admitted to meeting with Ruckner but said he couldn’t remember the “specific” content of their discussion.

“The forensic examination was done by the ICIG and they can document that,” Gohmert said, “but you were given that information and you did nothing with it.”

According to Zerohedge “Mr. Horowitz got a call four times from someone wanting to brief him about this, and he never returned the call,” Gohmert said – and Horowitz wouldn’t return the call.

And while Peter Strzok couldn’t remember the specifics of his meeting with the IG about the giant “foreign entity” bombshell, he texted this to his mistress Lisa Page when the IG discovered the “(C)” classification on several of Clinton’s emails – something the FBI overlooked:

“Holy cow … if the FBI missed this, what else was missed? … Remind me to tell you to flag for Andy [redacted] emails we (actually ICIG) found that have portion marks (C) on a couple of paras. DoJ was Very Concerned about this.”

Via Zerohedge

In November of 2017, IG McCullough – an Obama appointee – revealed to Fox News that he received pushback when he tried to tell former DNI James Clapper about the foreign entity which had Clinton’s emails and other anomalies.

Instead of being embraced for trying to expose an illegal act, seven senators including Dianne Feinstein (D-Ca) wrote a letter accusing him of politicizing the issue.

“It’s absolutely irrelevant whether something is marked classified, it is the character of the information,” he said. Fox News reports…

McCullough said that from that point forward, he received only criticism and an “adversarial posture” from Congress when he tried to rectify the situation.

“I expected to be embraced and protected,” he said, adding that a Hill staffer “chided” him for failing to consider the “political consequences” of the information he was blowing the whistle on.

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Donald Trump plays good cop and bad cop with a weak Theresa May (Video)

The Duran – News in Review – Episode 55.

Alex Christoforou



US President Donald Trump’s state visit to the UK was momentous, not for its substance, but rather for its sheer entertainment value.

Trump started his trip to the United Kingdom blasting Theresa May for her inability to negotiate a proper Brexit deal with the EU.  Trump ended his visit holding hands with the UK Prime Minister during a press conference where the most ‘special relationship’ between the two allies was once again reaffirmed.

Protests saw giant Trump “baby balloons” fly over London’s city center, as Trump played was his own good cop and bad cop to the UK PM, outside London at the Chequers…often times leaving May’s head spinning.

Even as Trump has left London, he remains front and center in the mind of Theresa May, who has now stated that Trump advised her to “sue” the European Union to resolve the tense negotiations over Brexit.

Trump had mentioned to reporters on Friday at a joint press conference with Theresa May that he had given the British leader a suggestion that she found too “brutal.”

Asked Sunday on the BBC’s Andrew Marr Show what that suggestion was, May: “He told me I should sue the EU. Not go into negotiation, sue them.” May added…

“What the president also said at that press conference was `Don’t walk away. Don’t walk away from the negotiations. Then you’re stuck.”‘

The Duran’s Alex Christoforou and Editor-in-Chief Alexander Mercouris summarize what was a state visit like no other, as Trump trolled the UK PM from beginning to end, and left London knowing that he got the better of a weakened British Prime Minister, who may not survive in office past next week.

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It wasn’t exactly clear what Trump meant. The revelation came after explosive and undiplomatic remarks Trump made this week about May’s leadership — especially her handling of the Brexit negotiations — as he made his first official visit to Britain.

In an interview with The Sun newspaper published Thursday — just as May was hosting Trump at a lavish black-tie dinner — Trump said the British leader’s approach likely “killed” chances of a free-trade deal with the United States. He said he had told May how to conduct Brexit negotiations, “but she didn’t listen to me.”

He also praised May’s rival, Boris Johnson, who quit last week as foreign secretary to protest May’s Brexit plans. Trump claimed Johnson would make a “great prime minister.”

The comments shocked many in Britain — even May’s opponents — and threatened to undermine May’s already fragile hold on power. Her Conservative government is deeply split between supporters of a clean break with the EU and those who want to keep close ties with the bloc, Britain’s biggest trading partner.

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