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Warmonger Condoleezza Rice wants “Little Adam Schiff” to wrap up Russiagate investigation (Video)

Condoleezza Rice: “Wrap It Up…The Country Needs To Get Back To Business.”

Alex Christoforou




When Bush’s former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice thinks the Russia investigation needs to be wrapped up, then you know the attempt to remove Trump with a false and often times ridiculous Russia collusion fake news is falling apart.

The Deep State did however manage to push the US closer towards conflict with Russia using the “13 Russian troll” narrative, and boxed Trump into a foreign policy corner so as to approve America’s illegal occupation and conflict escalation in Syria as well as approve the sale of lethal weapons to a neo-nazi putsch in Ukraine.

As crazy as it sounds, while the Russia fake news story concocted by Hillary and the Deep State has not ultimately impeached Trump, it has forced him to surrender his foreign policy to Mattis and the Generals, and created a huge cash windfall for the military industrial complex.

Via Zerohedge

Keep in mind, there are two stories at play here; the first of course is the “Russian hacking” narrative – which posits that Russia wanted Hillary Clinton to lose the election, so they hacked the email accounts of key Democrats and the DNC¬†and then gave them to WikiLeaks – possibly in coordination with the Trump campaign (an assertion which has more or less¬†been lopped off the theory lately due to a lack of¬†evidence). The second push has been¬†the “Russian troll” narrative –¬†which revolves around the theory that Americans were influenced by Russians purchasing ads¬†and using¬†“bots” on social media platforms – fake accounts which use automated systems to deliver a message or push a hashtag so that it goes viral.

And while Special Counsel Robert Mueller is¬†rumored to be preparing¬†fresh indictments for the¬†Russian hacking group fingered by the largely discredited cybersecurity firm¬†Crowdstrike¬†– the Special Counsel’s case isn’t going to hold water unless he can explain how files can be transferred from the East Coast to Russia at¬†22.6 MB/s¬†– a speed virtually impossible to achieve from halfway around the world – yet very common for a thumb drive.

With claims of Russian meddling already on shaky ground – the absurd notion that the Kremlin was¬†able to swing the election jumped the shark last month¬†following¬†Robert Mueller’s indictment of 13 Russian nationals at a “troll farm.” The official takeaway; those¬†dastardly Russians, with no connection to the Trump campaign, were running a tiny propaganda shop (which had been in operation for years) that had no effect on the outcome of the¬†U.S. election.

The icing on the cake had to be¬†CNN literally¬†dumpster diving¬†in St. Petersburg, Russia outside the “troll farm” in search of hard evidence Mueller’s team must have overlooked.

Mueller’s indictment was immediately shredded¬†by two media professionals close to the Russian meddling claims; Facebook’s VP of advertising,¬†Rob Goldman, and journalist Adrian Chen of¬†The New Yorker¬†– neither of whom we’re guessing voted for Trump.

Goldman,¬†in reaction to Mueller’s indictment,¬†fired off a series of tweets¬†which effectively dismantled claims of Russian election influence. In addition to noting that “The majority of Russian ad spend happened AFTER the election,” the Facebook exec wrote “The main goal of the Russian propaganda and misinformation effort¬†is to divide America by using our institutions, like free speech and social media, against us.”

Goldman’s comments were immediately picked up and retweeted by President Trump, who pronounced “The Fake News Media never fails.”

Goldman was admonished by Facebook for his “freelance” thoughts, and¬†issued an apology¬†which amounted to “I couldn’t possibly know everything that Mueller’s team knows, disregard what I said.”

Meanwhile Adrian Chen,¬†who first profiled the indicted Russian troll farm in 2015, sat down with MSNBC’s Chris Hayes, where he proceeded to put things in perspective.

Either I could stay silent and allow the conversation to be dominated by those pumping up the Russian threat, or I could risk giving fodder to Trump and his allies,” Chen wrote in the¬†New Yorker.¬†In describing the MSNBC interview, Chen added “I didn‚Äôt think that what amounted to a social-media marketing campaign‚ÄĒone whose supposed architects had a rudimentary grasp of the English language‚ÄĒcould sow so much discord on its own.”



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Trump Weighs In On The Single Worst Mistake In American History

Trump hits Bush: Invading Iraq ‘the single worst decision ever made’.



Via Zerohedge

In a wide ranging interview with The Hill on Tuesday conducted in the Oval Office, President Trump was asked to give his take on the biggest mistake in American history.

Considering just how open-ended a question that is, it’s perhaps surprising that he merely went back less than a couple decades into the Bush presidency, though Trump’s base will certainly welcome it as it hearkens back to his “America First” foreign policy vision of the campaign trail.

‚ÄúThe worst single mistake ever made in the history of our country: going into the Middle East, by President Bush,‚Ä̬†the president during¬†his interview with¬†Hill.TV.

‚ÄúObama may have gotten them (U.S. soldiers) out wrong, but going in is to me the biggest single mistake made in the history of our country,‚Ä̬†he said.

Trump explained the reasoning behind this choice, and why it wasn’t something like the civil war or another defining and devastating event reaching far into American History.

‚ÄúBecause we spent $7 trillion in the Middle East. Now if you wanna fix a window some place they say, ‘oh gee, let‚Äôs not do it. Seven trillion, and millions of lives ‚ÄĒ you know, ‚Äėcause I like to count both sides. Millions of lives,‚Ä̬†the president¬†explained.

Some scholars and humanitarian groups estimate that over one million Iraqis were killed in the US invasion and occupation of Iraq starting in 2003. A 2008 Opinion Research Business (ORB) poll, for example, found that approximately 1.03 million people had died as a result of the war.

‚ÄúTo me it’s¬†the worst single mistake made in the history of our country. Civil war you can understand. Civil war, civil war. That‚Äôs different.¬†For us to have gone into the Middle East, and that was just, that was a bad day for this country, I will tell you.‚ÄĚ

Various estimates on the Iraq war’s cost have put the total taxpayer bill as low as near $2¬†trillion, but none dispute that it is in the multiple trillions, and estimates will vary widely depending on if veteran care is factored into it.

The comments echo things Trump¬†said on the campaign trail in 2016. For example during one of his first major foreign policy speeches then candidate Trump said, ‚ÄúI will never send our finest into battle unless necessary, and I mean absolutely necessary, and will only do so if we have a plan for victory with a capital V.‚ÄĚ And referencing the famous quote of John Quincy Adams, he said during the same speech,¬†‚ÄúThe world must know that we do not go abroad in search of enemies.‚ÄĚ

He had previously shocked pundits for being the first Republican nominee for president to trash George W. Bush’s decision to go to war in Iraq, and¬†has more recently likened it to¬†“throwing a big fat brick into a hornet’s nest”.

All of this is a hopeful sign considering the extremely heightened and dangerous tensions over Syria this week, and given Trump seems to have vacillated between “bringing the troops home” and getting more involved. On Monday Trump hinted that a decision on the U.S. role¬†in Syria¬†is coming soon.

Commenting on the over 2,000 troops now in Syria ostensibly as part of the “anti-ISIL” coalition campaign, Trump¬†indicated this mission¬†could end soon:¬†‚ÄúWe‚Äôre very close to being finished with that job,‚Ä̬†he said. He followed with:¬†‚ÄúAnd then we‚Äôre going to make a determination as to what we‚Äôre going to do.‚ÄĚ

We consider it a hopeful and¬†a good sign that Trump is possibly revisiting his “America First” foreign policy pledges by identifying the Iraq War as the worst mistake in US history.

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Brett Kavanaugh eleventh hour smear begins to fall apart (Video)

The Duran ‚Äď News in Review ‚Äď Episode 112.

Alex Christoforou



US President Trump is urging the woman accusing Brett Kavanaugh to testify and be heard.

Trump¬†said he wants to hear from¬†Christine Blasey Ford, noting that it would be “unfortunate” if she does not testify before a Senate committee.¬†Trump told reporters Wednesday as he left the White House to view hurricane damage in North Carolina…

“If she doesn‚Äôt show up, that would be unfortunate.”

“If she shows up and makes a credible showing, that would be very interesting.”

From Trump’s lips¬†to¬†God’s¬†ear…Blasey Ford came out to issue a statement essentially saying that she will not testify to Congress, either in an open or closed door session.

Furthermore it appears that Ford will not even allow Senate investigators to fly to California and obtain her statement from the comfort of her own home (as Senator Grassley has offered to do).

Ford is demanding an FBI investigation into an allegation with no date, time or place attached to it. 

RT CrossTalk host Peter Lavelle and The Duran’s Alex Christoforou discuss the dangerous game of identity politics being played by the establishment, Democrat left, and their mainstream media minions.

The premise that a four decades old accusation is all that is needed to destroy a person’s entire life, threatens to tear down the most basic foundational values adhered to from within the US Constitution, and propel the United States of America towards a fascist state where censorship, citizen surveillance, and evidence free accusations are used to keep the establishment left in power and the American population cowered in fear.

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According to¬†Zerohedge, Democrats’ Hail Mary play to stymie the confirmation of Trump SCOTUS pick Brett Kavanaugh is beginning to fizzle out. As angry Dems demanded that a Monday hearing on the allegations against Kavanaugh be delayed until the FBI has a chance to investigate, turncoat Republicans (on whom the Dems had been depending for votes) instead withdrew their support and fell in line after Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley declared that he would not honor Democrats’ request.¬†Grassley revealed his intention to stand firm late Tuesday after lawyers for Palo Alto University professor Christine Blasey, who is claiming that Kavanaugh attempted to sexually assault her 35 years ago when the two were 17-year-old high school students, said their client wouldn’t be wiling to appear at Monday’s hearing.

According to¬†the Hill,¬†Grassley said Tuesday that there was “no reason” to delay the hearing now that Republicans have invited both Kavanaugh and Christine Blasey Ford, his accuser, to testify publicly.¬†However, while Ford’s attorneys have insisted that their client has taken a polygraph test and “deserves to be heard”, Ford has bizarrely insisted that the FBI should have an opportunity to investigate her claims before she appears before the committee in order to spare her the “trauma” of confronting her alleged assailant.

Ford’s lawyers conveyed her request in the form of a letter sent to the committee, a copy of which was obtained by¬†CNN.

Senator Grassley said he would refuse this request as several Republicans who had appeared to be on the cusp of defecting said they wouldn’t support further delays should Ford prove unwilling to testify.

Via¬†the Hill…

“Republicans extended a hand in good faith. If we don‚Äôt hear from both sides on Monday, let‚Äôs vote,”¬†said GOP Sen. Bob Corker (Tenn.), who was one of the first Republicans to call for the Judiciary Committee to hit pause on Kavanaugh’s nomination on Sunday.

GOP Sen. Susan Collins (Maine) told reporters earlier Tuesday that Ford’s lack of response to the committee about testifying was “puzzling.”

And GOP Sen. Jeff Flake, who had threatened to vote against Kavanaugh if Ford wasn’t given the chance to be heard, told CNN that he expected the committee to move on if she doesn’t appear.

“I think we’ll have to move to the markup,”¬†he told CNN.¬†“I hope she does (appear). I think she needs to be heard.”


Kavanaugh has denied Ford’s allegations and insisted he didn’t attend the party where the physical assault allegedly took place. Patrick Smyth, a fellow former Georgetown Prep student whom Ford alleges was also in attendance during the party issued a statement via his lawyer standing up for Kavanaugh. And in a separate letter to Grassley and Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein, not only does Smyth repudiate Ford’s allegations, but he adds that he doesn’t remember this party even taking place.

Of course, Feinstein – who¬†admitted last night¬†that she couldn’t say for certain that Ford’s story is entirely truthful – sat on Ford’s allegations for three months before referring them to the FBI and sharing them with other lawmakers¬†(who purportedly “leaked” it to the press). President Trump on Tuesday said that he “feels sorry” for Kavanaugh, adding that he doesn’t want to “play into [Democrats] hands”, presumably by giving them more time to drag out the confirmation process.

“They should have done this a long time ago, three months ago, not now.¬†But they did it now. So I don’t want to play into their hands,”¬†Trump said.

Without the support of their Republican allies, Democrats will lack the votes on the committee to hold up the nomination past Monday. Though bizarrely, Kavanaugh himself hasn’t said yet whether he would or wouldn’t testify, which begs the question:¬†If neither Kavanaugh nor Ford appear at the hearing, what exactly will lawmakers discuss?

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‚ÄėHell on Earth‚Äô: MSF doctor tells RT of rape, violence, inhumane conditions in Lesbos refugee camp

One toilet for over 70 people, rape, and mental health issues ‚Äď a doctor from Doctors Without Borders (MSF) and an aid worker told RT about the dire conditions in the overcrowded Moria refugee camp in Greece.

Alex Christoforou



Via RT

One toilet for over 70 people, rape, and mental health issues ‚Äď a doctor from Doctors Without Borders (MSF) and an aid worker told RT about the dire conditions in the overcrowded Moria refugee camp in Greece.

The overcrowded camp on the island of Lesbos, built to accommodate 3,100, houses around 9,000 people.¬†“It’s a kind of hell on Earth in Europe,”¬†Dr. Alessandro Barberio, an MSF clinical psychiatrist, said, adding that people in the camp suffer from lack of water and medical care.¬†“It is impossible to stay there,”¬†he said.

According to Barberio, asylum seekers are subjected to violence¬†“during night and day.””There is also sexual violence”which leads to¬†“mental health issues,”¬†he said, adding that all categories of people at the camp may be subjected to it.¬†“There is rape against men, women and children,”¬†and the victims of sexual violence in the camp often have nightmares and hallucinations, Barberio told RT.

Asylum seekers in Moria¬†“are in constant fear of violence,”¬†and these fears are not groundless, the psychiatrist said.¬†“Such cases [of violence] take place every week.”

There is¬†“one toilet for 72 people, one shower for 84 people. The sanitation is bad. People are suffering from bad conditions,”¬†Michael Raeber, an aid worker at the camp, told RT. They suffer from mental health problems because they are kept for a long time in the camp, according to Raeber.

“There is no perspective, they don’t know how their case will go on, when they will ever be able to leave the island.”¬†The camp is a “place where there is no rule of law,” with rampant violence and drug addiction among the inhabitants, Raeber said.

In its latest report, MSF, which has been working near Moria since late 2017, criticized the unprecedented health crisis in the camp ‚Äď one of the biggest in Greece.¬†About a third of the camp population consists of children, and many of them have harmed themselves, and have thought about or attempted suicide,¬†according¬†to the group.

Barberio was behind an MSF open letter on the state of emergency in Moria,¬†released¬†on Monday, in which he writes that he has never¬†“witnessed such overwhelming numbers of people suffering from serious mental health conditions.”

Calling the camp an¬†“island prison,”¬†he insisted that many of his patients in the camp are unable to perform basic everyday functions,¬†“such as sleeping, eating well, maintaining personal hygiene, and communicating.”

A number of human rights groups have¬†strongly¬†criticized¬†the conditions¬†at the camp and Greece’s¬†“containment policy”regarding asylum seekers.

Christina Kalogirou, the regional governor of the North Aegean, which includes Lesbos, has repeatedly threatened to shut down the facility unless the government improves the conditions. On Tuesday, government spokesman Dimitris Tzanakopoulos said that Greece will move 2,000 asylum seekers out of the severely overcrowded camp and send them to the mainland by the end of September.

Greece, like other EU states, is experiencing the worst refugee crisis since WWII. According to International Organization for Migration estimates, 22,000 asylum seekers have arrived in Greece since the start of this year alone.

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