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Saudi Crown Prince Muhammad bin Salman compares Iran’s Supreme Leader to Hitler

Muhammad bin Salman has successfully Americanised his base, crude and insulting rhetoric.




Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince and de-facto leader Muhammad bin Salman (MBS) has given an interview in the New York Times, in which he compared Iran’s spiritual and supreme leader Grand Ayatollah, Sayyed Ali Hosseini Khamenei to former Austro-German fascist leader Adolf Hitler.

MBS told the New York Times,

“(Iran’s) supreme leader is the new Hitler of the Middle East. But we’ve learned from Europe that appeasement doesn’t work. We don’t want the new Hitler in Iran to repeat what happened in Europe in the Middle East”.

This statement is of course not only a total lie, but a gravely insulting one. No attempts to contextualise this inane and disgusting remark could ever mitigate the slander against the peace loving Iranian people and its globally respected leader.

What is important however, is to contextualise the crude remarks in terms of Muhammad bin Salman’s intended audience, the readers of the New York Times.

The New York Times and its readers who share the general worldview of its editors are deeply anti-Iranian. The almost uniformly pro-Zionist mainstream media outlets in the United States, including the New York Times, tend to parrot Israeli authored anti-Iranian rhetoric as robustly as do mainstream US political leaders.

While the US deep state is both pro-Zionist, pro-Saudi and anti-Iranian, the ordinary MSM reader/viewer in the US has generally more agnostic views on Saudi Arabia. Because Saudi is a Wahhabi society, there is a tendency among many American liberals to refrain from supporting the Saudi regime as much as the politicians they vote for do–people like Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama.

Because of this, the MBS interview is clearly meant to be part of a charm offensive to win over liberals in the United States in order to complete the missing piece of the anti-Iranian, pro-Zionist, pro-Saudi triangle which shapes contemporary US policies on the Middle East.

MBS has cleverly made a statement which exploits America’s uniquely insular narrative about the Second World War. While the United States entered the war only in the last weeks of 1941 and while the Soviet Union did the vast majority of the fighting against Hitler’s fascist axis, the general public in the US tend to the think that the US uniformly won the war against Hitler on behalf of its ‘friends’ Britain and France, while the Soviet Union’s heroic contribution is rarely mentioned let alone acknowledged.

Furthermore, the US public’s view of the war has been shaped by the simplistic narrative that France and Britain, in “appeasing “Germany during the 1930s, are responsible for a naive policy which ‘heroic America’ had to later correct.

In reality, almost every European country had pacts with Germany prior to 1939, including Poland. Poland signed one of the first peace treaties with Hitler in Europe in 1934, a decision that many Poles came to regret as they suffered greatly under German occupation.

Furthermore, because of the influx of European Jews into the United States in the early 20th century, US audiences are deeply informed about the experience of European Jewry during the 1930s and 1940s, but because the Cold War followed almost immediately after the end of the Great Patriotic War (Second World War), hardly anything is known among the average American, about the Soviet experience in fighting fascism and being killed by fascists in the process. Over 27 million Soviets died during the war, although this is rarely if ever discussed in the United States outside of small academic circles.

By contrast, Israel itself is well aware of the Soviet experience in the war and consequently holds ceremonies on the 9th of May, in-line with Soviet and Russian tradition.

No such thing occurs in the United States whose public still tend to the think that it was FDR and Eisenhower who ultimately ‘defeated Hitler’ when if there are any two people one can point to as the penultimate slayers of fascist Germany, this would be Soviet leader Josef Stalin and Red Army General Georgy Konstantinovich Zhukov.

MBS appears to understand what Americans are generally lacking when it comes to a complete history of the Second World War era and he has exploited this by painting Iran’s Supreme Leader as the “new Hitler” which “weak” countries try to appease but which mighty America must fight. In this sense, MBS is laying the groundwork for American liberals to accept the almost inevitable formalisation of relations between Tel Aviv and Riyadh and from the Saudi prospective, what better way than to paint Iran is an ‘aggressor’ against mutual victims Saudi Arabia and Israel, even when the reality is that Iran is the victim of both Saudi and Israeli aggression and provocations.

This shameless tactic has been used by many US politicians before, even when their proverbial ‘new Hitler’ of the day is a committed anti-fascist fighting against neo-fascists and terrorists. The most infamous example of this is when the US called Yugoslav President Slobodan Milošević the ‘new Hitler’, in spite of the fact that Yugoslavia fought harder against fascist Germany than any power after the USSR and of course sheltered many would-be victims of fascism in the process.

MBS therefore has become something many Saudi rulers have only attempted to be: he has become an American politician trying to ingratiate his country to a US audience who know they hate Iran and support Israel, but are more agnostic about Saudi Arabia. MBS is trying to change that using the same rhetoric George W. Bush used to ‘change the regime’ in Iraq, in 2003.

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Tape recorded evidence of Clinton-Ukraine meddling in US election surfaces (Video)

The Duran Quick Take: Episode 114.

Alex Christoforou



RT CrossTalk host Peter Lavelle and The Duran’s Alex Christoforou take a look at new evidence to surface from Ukraine that exposes a plot by the US Embassy in Kiev and the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU) to leak Paul Manafort’s corrupt dealings in the country, all for the benefit of Hillary Clinton during the 2016 U.S. presidential election.

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Via Zerohedge

Ukraine’s Prosecutor General Yuriy Lutsenko has launched an investigation into the head of the Ukrainian National Anti-Corruption Bureau for allegedly attempting to help Hillary Clinton defeat Donald Trump during the 2016 US election by releasing damaging information about a “black ledger” of illegal business dealings by former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort.

The Hill’s John Solomon, Ukrainian Prosecutor General Yuriy Lutsenko

“Today we will launch a criminal investigation about this and we will give legal assessment of this information,” Lutsenko said last week, according to The Hill

Lutsenko is probing a claim from a member of the Ukrainian parliament that the director of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU), Artem Sytnyk, attempted to the benefit of the 2016 U.S. presidential election on behalf of Hillary Clinton.

A State Department spokesman told Hill.TV that officials aware of news reports regarding Sytnyk. –The Hill

“According to the member of parliament of Ukraine, he got the court decision that the NABU official conducted an illegal intrusion into the American election campaign,” said Lutsenko, speaking with The Hill’s John Solomon about the anti-corruption bureau chief, Artem Sytnyk.

“It means that we think Mr. Sytnyk, the NABU director, officially talked about criminal investigation with Mr. [Paul] Manafort, and at the same time, Mr. Sytnyk stressed that in such a way, he wanted to assist the campaign of Ms. Clinton,” Lutsenko continued.

Solomon asked Lutsenko about reports that a member of Ukraine’s parliament obtained a tape of the current head of the NABU saying that he was attempting to help Clinton win the 2016 presidential election, as well as connections that helped release the black-ledger files that exposed Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort‘s wrongdoing in Ukraine.

“This member of parliament even attached the audio tape where several men, one of which had a voice similar to the voice of Mr. Sytnyk, discussed the matter.” –The Hill

What The Hill doesn’t mention is that Sytnyk released Manafort’s Black Book with Ukrainian lawmaker Serhiy Leshchenko – discussed in great length by former Breitbart investigator Lee Stranahan, who has been closely monitoring this case.

Serhiy Leshchenko

T]he main spokesman for these accusations was Serhiy Leshchenko, a Ukrainian politician and journalist who works closely with both top Hillary Clinton donors George Soros and Victor Pinchuk, as well as to the US Embassy in Kyiv.

James Comey should be asked about this source that Leshchenko would not identify. Was the source someone connected to US government, either the State Department or the Department of Justice?

The New York Times should also explain why they didn’t mention that Leshchenko had direct connections to two of Hillary Clinton biggest financial backers. Victor Pinchuk, the largest donor to the Clinton Foundation at a staggering $8.6 million also happened to have paid for Leshchenko’s expenses to go to international conferences. George Soros, whose also founded the International Renaissance Foundationthat worked closely with Hillary Clinton’s State Department in Ukraine, also contributed at least $8 million to Hillary affiliated super PACs in the 2016 campaign cycle. –Lee Stranahan via Medium

Meanwhile, according to former Fusion GPS contractor Nellie Ohr, Leshchenko was a source for opposition research firm Fusion GPS, which commissioned the infamous Trump-Russia dossier.

Nellie Ohr, a former contractor for the Washington, D.C.-based Fusion GPS, testified on Oct. 19 that Serhiy Leshchenko, a former investigative journalist turned Ukrainian lawmaker, was a source for Fusion GPS during the 2016 campaign.

“I recall … they were mentioning someone named Serhiy Leshchenko, a Ukrainian,” Ohr said when asked who Fusion GPS’s sources were, according to portions of Ohr’s testimony confirmed by The Daily Caller News Foundation. –Daily Caller

Also absent from The Hill report is the fact that Leshchenko was convicted in December by a Kiev court of interfering in the 2016 US election.

A Kyiv court said that a Ukrainian lawmaker and a top anticorruption official’s decision in 2016 to publish documents linked to President Donald Trump’s then-campaign chairman amounted to interference in the U.S. presidential election.

The December 11 finding came in response to a complaint filed by another Ukrainian lawmaker, who alleged that Serhiy Leshchenko and Artem Sytnyk illegally released the documents in August 2016, showing payments by a Ukrainian political party to Trump’s then-campaign chairman, Paul Manafort.

The documents, excerpts from a secret ledger of payments by the Party of Regions, led to Manafort being fired by Trump’s election campaign.

The Kyiv court said that the documents published by Leshchenko and Sytnyk were part of an ongoing pretrial investigation in Ukraine into the operations of the pro-Russian Party of Regions. The party’s head had been President Viktor Yanukovych until he fled the country amid mass protests two years earlier.

-RadioFreeEurope/Radio Liberty (funded by the US govt.).

So while Lutsenko – Solomon’s guest and Ukrainian Prosecutor is currently going after Artem Sytnyk, it should be noted that Leshchenko was already found to have meddled in the 2016 US election.


Meanwhile, you can also check out Stranahan’s take on Leshchenko being left out of the loop.

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‘I will take over as Brexit Party leader’: Nigel Farage back on the frontline

Nigel Farage says that if the UK takes part in European elections, he will lead his new Brexit Party.





Via RT

Former UKIP leader Nigel Farage has announced that he will lead his new Brexit Party into the European elections if UK MPs decide to delay Brexit beyond May 22.

Farage, who has ostensibly appointed himself leader, told various media, including the BBC and Sky News on Friday morning: “I will take over as leader of the Brexit Party and lead it into the European Elections.”

It comes after the Brexit Party’s leader, Catherine Blaiklock, quit over a series of alleged Islamophobic statements and retweets of far-right figures on social media.

It is not yet thought that Farage has officially been elected as leader, as the party does not, as yet, have a formal infrastructure to conduct such a vote.

The right-wing MEP vowed to put out a whole host of Brexit Party candidates if the UK participates in the upcoming EU elections in May, adding: “If we fight those elections, we will fight them on trust.”

On Thursday night, the EU agreed to PM May’s request for a delaying to Brexit beyond the March 29 deadline. Brussels announced two new exit dates depending on what happens next week in the UK parliament.

The UK will have to leave the bloc on April 12 unless British MPs agree to May’s Brexit deal. If the withdrawal agreement is passed by next week, EU leaders have agreed to grant an extension until May 22.

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Baltics cannot rely on Germany any more

The matter is NATO today is not as strong as it is supposed to be. And it is not only because of leadership blunders.

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Submitted by Adomas Abromaitis…

On March 29 Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia will celebrate 15 years of becoming NATO member states. The way to the alliance membership was not simple for newly born independent countries. They have reached great success in fulfilling many of NATO demands: they have considerably increased their defence expenditures, renewed armaments and increased the number of military personnel.

In turn, they get used to rely on more powerful member states, their advice, help and even decision making. All these 15 years they felt more or less safe because of proclaimed European NATO allies’ capabilities.

Unfortunately, now it is high time to doubt. The matter is NATO today is not as strong as it supposed to be. And it is not only because of leadership’s blunders. Every member state does a bit. As for the Baltic states, they are particularly vulnerable, because they fully depend on other NATO member states in their defence. Thus, Germany, Canada and Britain are leading nations of the NATO battle group stationed in Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia respectively.

But the state of national armed forces in Germany, for example, raises doubts and makes it impossible not only defend the Baltics against Russia, but Germany itself.

It turned out, that Germany itself remains dissatisfied with its combat readiness and minister of defence’s ability to perform her duties. Things are so bad, that the military’s annual readiness report would be kept classified for the first time for “security reasons.”

“Apparently the readiness of the Bundeswehr is so bad that the public should not be allowed to know about it,” said Tobias Lindner, a Greens member who serves on the budget and defense committees.

Inspector General Eberhard Zorn said ( the average readiness of the country’s nearly 10,000 weapons systems stood at about 70 percent in 2018, which meant Germany was able to fulfill its military obligations despite increasing responsibilities.

No overall comparison figure was available for 2017, but last year’s report revealed readiness rates of under 50 percent for specific weapons such as the aging CH-53 heavy-lift helicopters and the Tornado fighter jets.

Zorn said this year’s report was more comprehensive and included details on five main weapons systems used by the cyber command, and eight arms critical for NATO’s high readiness task force, which Germany heads this year.

“The overall view allows such concrete conclusions about the current readiness of the Bundeswehr that knowledge by unauthorized individuals would harm the security interests of the Federal Republic of Germany,” he wrote.

Critics are sure of incompetence of the Federal Minister of Defence, Ursula von der Leyen. Though she has occupied the upper echelons of German politics for 14 years now — and shows no sign of success. This mother of seven, gynecologist by profession, by some miracle for a long time has been remaining in power, though has no trust even among German military elites. Despite numerous scandals she tries to manage the Armed Forces as a housewife does and, of course, the results are devastating for German military capabilities. The same statement could be easily apply for the Baltic States, which highly dependent on Germany in military sphere.

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