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The Spying Game — Is ‘No Rules’ the New Rule?

The Spying Game — Is ‘No Rules’ the New Rule,

Tom Bishop (Brad Pit)—Ah, Jesus Christ, you just… You don’t just trade these people like they’re baseball cards! It’s not a # game!

Nathan Muir (Robert Redford)—Oh, yes it is. It’s exactly what it is. And it’s no kid’s game either. This is a whole other game. And it’s serious and it’s dangerous. And it’s not one you want to lose.—Spy Game (2001)

“Although no one had written them down, they were the precepts we all understood… By the time they got to Moscow, everyone knew these rules. They were dead simple and full of common sense…”.—Tony Mendez—The Master of Disguise

“There was only one rule: to win.”—Oleg Kalugin—Former major general in the KGB

“We are drifting as a society into what can be fairly described as a post-truth world…where there is no longer a basic understanding of what objective facts are.”—General Michael Hayden—Former CIA and NSA Director

 

By Dr. Ludwig de Braeckeleer - Sunday, October 14, 2018

Russia raises the stakes in Syria

Russia raises the stakes in Syria, S-300 surface-to-air missiles
Russia’s sudden deployment of S-300 surface-to-air missiles in Syria last week raised the stakes in Syria significantly for the U.S. and Israel.

While it is easy to conclude things have become far more dangerous, the fact is that there are certain important aspects of the situation on the ground that we just don’t know.

By Caroline Glick - Sunday, October 14, 2018

Pastor Brunson Is Free

Andrew and Norine Brunson
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Pastor Andrew Brunson, who was wrongfully imprisoned by the Turkish government since October 7, 2016, has been released from Turkish house arrest and is free to travel due to the efforts of President Trump, including his administration and Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom, Sam Brownback. Moreover, Sen. James Lankford visited Turkey in December 2017 to meet with their Ministry of Justice officials to advocate for the release of Pastor Brunson.

By Liberty Counsel - Friday, October 12, 2018

Turkish court orders Pastor Andrew Brunson released; Trump says he should be home soon

Turkish court orders Pastor Andrew Brunson released; Trump says he should be home soon
This is about the best news we could have ended the week with.

This has a January 20, 1980 sort of feel to it – we’ll believe it when the plane touches down on non-hostile territory – but it appears Pastor Andrew Brunson is finally about to come home from his unjust, political captivity in Turkey. A Turkish court has just decided that Brunson’s sentence for “terrorism” will be limited to time served, and that means he should be free to leave the country in short order.

By Dan Calabrese - Friday, October 12, 2018

Iraq as a Conflict Arena between the United States and Iran

Iraq as a Conflict Arena between the United States and Iran
The US administration blamed Iran for the September 2018 rocket attacks against the US consulate building in Basra, Iraq, claiming they were carried out by Shiite militia forces. The administration announced the transfer of its diplomatic staff to the embassy in Baghdad, and senior US officials have threatened that Iran will pay a heavy price if it strikes American targets. Although the US statements relate to Iran’s overall activity in the Middle East, they seem to place special emphasis on Iraq’s potential to become more of a conflict arena between the United States and Iran, a conflict already underway regarding the respective influence on the establishment of the new Iraqi government following the parliamentary elections of May 2018. Israeli threats to take action against Iranian targets in Iraq require that full coordination first be achieved between Israel and the United States, particularly in light of US concerns regarding Iranian intentions to strike at American targets and the administration’s sensitivity regarding continued stability within Iraq.

By INSS -- Eldad Shavit, Raz Zimmt- Friday, October 12, 2018

Trump rejects UN and UNESCO’s fictitious Palestinian state

Trump rejects UN and UNESCO's fictitious Palestinian state
President Trump’s National Security Adviser - John Bolton - has exposed the fiction that there is a legally-constituted “State of Palestine”—shredding United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and United Nations (UN) resolutions misleadingly recognising such a state when none - in fact—exists.

Bolton was unequivocal in his statement:

By David Singer - Thursday, October 11, 2018

Nikki Haley to Leave Post as U.S. Ambassador to the UN

Nikki Haley to Leave Post as U.S. Ambassador to the UN
President Trump confirmed on Tuesday that U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley is resigning from that post and leaving the Trump administration at the end of this year. He praised Ambassador Haley as a “very special” person who had helped him solve “a lot of problems.” The reason for Ambassador Haley’s resignation remains unclear as of the writing of this article. However, President Trump said that she had told him six months ago that she might want to take some time off.

By Joseph A. Klein, CFP United Nations Columnist - Wednesday, October 10, 2018

UN ‘court’: America is treaty-bound to end sanctions on Iran! U.S.: Here’s what we think of that

UN ‘court’: America is treaty-bound to end sanctions on Iran! U.S.: Here’s what we think of that treaty
If there is a bigger joke than the generic concept of “international law,” it’s the attempts made by the United Nations to enforce said “law.”

The people who allowed Cuba to chair their “Human Rights Commission” (you have to use scare quotes a lot when you talk about the UN) actually put men in robes, give them gavels and have them issue “rulings” as if any of this has moral or legal legitimacy.

By Dan Calabrese - Thursday, October 4, 2018

International Court of Justice Unjustly Sides with Iran

International Court of Justice Unjustly Sides with Iran
During his address to the United Nations General Assembly last week, President Trump rejected the notion of global governance institutions purporting to override national sovereignty. President Trump called out the International Criminal Court, which “has no legitimacy or authority,” he said. The president vowed to “never surrender America’s sovereignty” to such an “unelected, unaccountable” globalist body. The UN’s top court, the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in The Hague, has just rendered a decision against the United States and in favor of Iran that demonstrates why President Trump is so correct.

By Joseph A. Klein, CFP United Nations Columnist - Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Venezuela to new mothers: We’re short on neonatal equipment, so make like kangaroos

Socialism Kills: The best of the revolucion is yet to come. Suckers.
“You’re making this up, right?”

Nope.

“You’re looking for anything you can find to make socialism look bad, and you’re inventing some nonsense about hospitals in Venezuela telling new mothers to make like kangaroos because they don’t have proper neonatal equipment to properly care for them. That’s what you’re doing, isn’t it?”

By Dan Calabrese - Wednesday, October 3, 2018


EU BALKANIZES EUROPE AGAIN WITH DIABOLICAL ANTI-HUNGARY VOTE

Viktor Orbán
Budapest-Hungary: Led by a member of the Dutch European Green Party MP Judith Sargentini (leftwing), a majority of the European Parliament’s unelected bureaucrats, mostly socialists, voted for George Soros’ Open Society Institute’s program to erase Europe’s borders and sovereignty in order that Europe’s churches and synagogues can be turned into mosques.

The same mentality is trying to erase America’s borders and the same suspects are paying for that agenda. They are the same who don’t believe America is exceptional, built by exceptional people. They believe that Mexicans and Africans invented Google, the Internet, computer chips, aircraft, modern medicine, and put a man on the moon.

The EU’s MPs feigned outrage over invented abuse of “Europe’s democratic values” by Hungary, which, to Soros’ chagrin, recently reelected its most popular leader in a landslide triumph by re-assserting Hungary’s values. That happened after he was elected earlier in landslide victories twice.

Apparently Hungary’s people mistakenly believe Hungary’s values are European values, since Hungary sits in the dead center of Europe.

Hungary in Europe

By Andrew G. Benjamin - Saturday, September 29, 2018

Viganò Doubles Down on Pope’s Silence in McCarrick Cover-Up

Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò
After a month of silence, Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò has issued a new and extraordinary testimony in defense of his previous testimony of August 22, wherein Pope Francis and 32 high-ranking Church officials were implicated in the sexual abuse of minors.

In addition to courageously reiterating his charge that the pope had made Cardinal McCarrick “one of his principal agents in governing the Church” when he knew full well “how perverse and evil McCarrick was in his intentions and actions,” he goes on to reveal that Francis played a key role in covering up or blocking investigations into other priests and prelates, including Fr. Julio Grassi, Fr. Mauro Inzoli, and Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O’Connor who orchestrated the St Gallen Mafia effort to get Francis elected.

By David Martin - Friday, September 28, 2018

Trump’s PLO shutdown paves way for Jordan-West Bank reunification

Trump's PLO shutdown paves way for Jordan-West Bank reunification

President Trump’s decision to close the PLO mission in Washington, cancel the visas of the Palestinian Ambassador and his family and order their bank accounts be closed - mark the PLO’s final humiliation for condemning Trump’s proposed peace plan before its contents have even been published.

Strangely however the United States still maintains that direct negotiations between Israel and the PLO are the only way forward.

By David Singer - Thursday, September 27, 2018

President Trump Delivers Powerful UN General Assembly Speech to Disrespectful Audience

President Donald Trump delivered his second speech to the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday, September 25th. Its overarching theme was the primacy of national sovereignty as the best organizing principle to help foster prosperity, peace and freedom in the world.

At the outset of his speech, the president was met with derisive laughter from the assembled world leaders and ambassadors in the audience. They were mocking his claim that, in less than two years, “my administration has accomplished more than almost any administration in the history of our country.”  In a quick rejoinder to the laughter, President Trump smiled and said, “I wasn’t expecting that reaction but that’s ok.” Then he proved his case with a recitation of facts demonstrating a strengthened economy at home, a stronger military, and more assertive U.S. leadership on a broad range of global issues. In the year since the president’s 2017 remarks to the General Assembly, the Trump Administration has diminished major threats to world peace, including the imminent threats posed by the North Korean regime and ISIS. President Trump has proven that the United States can engage fully with other nations on the world scene to surmount serious challenges to peace and security without sacrificing its own national sovereignty.



By Joseph A. Klein, CFP United Nations Columnist - Thursday, September 27, 2018

Vatican Betrays Chinese Underground Church with “Provisional Agreement”

Vatican Betrays Chinese Underground Church with Provisional Agreement
On Saturday, September 22, the Holy See signed a “provisional agreement” with the People’s Republic of China on the appointment of bishops. The Vatican press office stated that as part of the “comprehensive deal,” Pope Francis has decided “to readmit to full ecclesial communion the remaining ‘official’ bishops, ordained without Pontifical Mandate.”

For the record, the names of the ‘official’ bishops are H.E. Mgr Joseph Guo Jincai, H.E. Mgr Joseph Huang Bingzhang, H.E. Mgr Paul Lei Shiyin, H.E. Mgr Joseph Liu Xinhong, H.E. Mgr Joseph Ma Yinglin, H.E. Mgr Joseph Yue Fusheng, H.E. Mgr Vincent Zhan Silu and H.E. Mgr Anthony Tu Shihua, OFM.

By David Martin - Wednesday, September 26, 2018


UK Labour Party: Let’s ignore the will of the people and stay in the EU after all

UK Labour Party: Let’s ignore the will of the people and stay in the EU after all
They don’t say it this way, of course. The voters of Great Britain rendered their verdict back in 2016, much to the dismay of the political class in the UK and throughout Europe, and British politicians still feel the need to give lip service to “respecting the will of the people.”

But they don’t respect it. The Labour Party especially has refused to back every conceivable path by which the UK can honor the will of its voters and negotiate an exit from the EU, and it makes no bones about the fact that it won’t support the current plans for doing so.

By Dan Calabrese - Tuesday, September 25, 2018

How Trump’s exit from the nuclear deal is already putting the hurt on Iran

How Trump’s exit from the nuclear deal is already putting the hurt on Iran
There was some doubt – and I harbored some myself – that the U.S. pulling out unilaterally from the Iran nuclear deal would really put any meaningful pressure on Iran.

The deal was between six countries, and even if U.S. companies were not able to do business with Iran, those in the others still seemed eager to do so. Even if the U.S. could freeze Iran’s remaining assets, they could probably find a way to get at them by laundering them through other countries.

By Dan Calabrese - Monday, September 24, 2018

Pope Benedict and Freemason Infiltration of Catholic Church

Pope Benedict XVI resigned in 2013 and mystery has surrounded his disappearance from public life. Dr Taylor Marshall and Timothy Gordon continue their conversation about the resignation of Pope Benedict XVI in light of the Freemason infiltration of the Church going back to 1917 when St Maximilian Kolbe witnessed the Freemasons protesting the Catholic Church.

The Taylor Marshall Show Podcast is now also available on Spotify: Play “Taylor Marshall Show” inside Spotify.



By News on the Net -- Dr. Taylor Marshall- Friday, September 21, 2018

Exclusive interview with the Moroccan FM—We support Trump’s Iran policy

Exclusive interview with the Moroccan FM--We support Trump's Iran policy
Moroccan Foreign Minister Nasser Bourita told Breitbart News last Wednesday that the Kingdom of Morocco supports the Trump administration’s policies towards Iran.

Comparing the Trump administration favorably to its predecessor, Bourita said, “We have an opportunity with this administration. We need to make things happen. We have an opportunity also because they are clear in their position about Iran.”

By Caroline Glick - Monday, September 17, 2018

Francis’ Emergency Meeting Ignores Vigano’s Indictment against Him and 32 Church Officials

Francis’ Emergency Meeting Ignores Vigano’s Indictment against Him and 32 Church Officials
On Thursday a delegation of U.S. bishops met with Pope Francis at the Vatican to discuss the ensuing sexual-abuse crisis in America, and while the USCCB issued a statement saying that the bishop’s meeting with Francis “was a lengthy, fruitful, and good exchange,” the matter of Cardinal Vigano’s 11-page testimony detailing cover-up allegations against Francis and 32 other high-ranking church officials—the very crux of the issue—was never addressed, nor has the Vatican fulfilled its promise to offer “clarifications” on Vigano’s indictment.

By David Martin - Sunday, September 16, 2018

The real Russian collusion is Uranium One and beyond

The real Russian collusion is Uranium One and beyond
Foreword: On November 14, 2017, the Canada Free Press posted an article by Doug Hagmann entitled Understanding the Uranium One “Scandal”. It merits re-reading today.Hagmann chronicled, with meticulous and well-documented detail, the major events of Uranium One. At the close he asked a question that remains pertinent ten months later: “Why is there an investigation of collusion between Russia, Donald Trump and the Trump campaign when there is smoking gun evidence of collusion and more between Russian and other foreign assets, Hillary and Bill Clinton and the Clinton Foundation?” An answer to that question is offered below by a writer with over two decades of U.S. military experience, and six years as an F.B.I. Agent. His bio will come at the close of what follows.

There is, today, collusion among known, and unknown, principals of a cartel cooperating to monopolize the global uranium market, in a way not-unlike how DeBeers cartel controls the diamond market.

By Wayne Wickizer - Friday, September 14, 2018

China: Yeah sure, we support Venezuela, but not so fast on lending them more money

Venezuela has become a charity basket case. It’s economy has collapsed, its currency is worthless and political institutions are hanging on by the threat of force alone. It has squandered the value of its oil resources through the corruption and mismanagement of the socialist Chavez/Maduro regime, and anyone who floats Venezuela a loan has to be prepared to never see the money again.

That puts China in an interesting position. China has a geopolitical interest in seeing a socialist state survive in the Western Hemisphere, but Venezuela is very much a double-edged sword for the Chinese communist. It may be a strategic pain in the neck for the United States, but it’s a bigger pain in the neck for its own people and the fellow leftist regimes trying to continually prop it up so Venezuela can survive in spite of itself.

By Dan Calabrese - Friday, September 14, 2018

Bad Start for the New UN High Commissioner for Human Rights

Bad Start for the New UN High Commissioner for Human Rights

The new United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet has unfortunately continued the one-sided anti-Israel narrative that her anti-Semitic predecessor, Prince Zeid Raad Al Hussein, propagated whenever he got a chance. In her first speech to the UN Human Rights Council on September 10, 2018, Ms. Bachelet blamed Israel’s so-called “blockade” and its alleged “excessive use of force” for all the problems suffered by the Palestinians in Hamas-run Gaza.  “Prospects for peace and respect for human rights in the Occupied Palestinian Territory,” she declared, “are undermined by the continued occupation.” She attacked Israel’s settlements policy, as well as “the recent adoption of the Nation State Basic Law in Israel,” which, she claimed, “enshrines discrimination against Israel’s non-Jewish population.”

By Joseph A. Klein, CFP United Nations Columnist - Friday, September 14, 2018

Bolton Goes After the Illegitimate and Unaccountable ICC

 Bolton Goes After the Illegitimate and Unaccountable ICC
U.S. national security advisor John Bolton condemned the International Criminal Court (ICC) “as a free-wheeling global organization claiming jurisdiction over individuals without their consent.”  He announced in a major speech to the Federalist Society earlier this week that the Trump administration would consider strong steps to protect the American people if the ICC oversteps its bounds, such as imposing sanctions on any ICC judges and prosecutors who bring legal action against Americans and even pursuing prosecution in U.S. courts against such ICC judges and prosecutors. “Americans can rest assured that the United States will not provide any form of legitimacy or support to this body,” he vowed. “We will not cooperate, engage, fund, or assist the ICC in any way. This president will not allow American citizens to be prosecuted by foreign bureaucrats, and he will not allow other nations to dictate our means of self-defense. This administration will fight back to protect American constitutionalism, our sovereignty, and our citizens. No committee of foreign nations will tell us how to govern ourselves and defend our freedom.

By Joseph A. Klein, CFP United Nations Columnist - Thursday, September 13, 2018

Trump squeezes UNRWA, checkmates PLO and incentivises Jordan

President Trump has created a veritable diplomatic tsunami affecting the political fortunes of the Palestine Liberation Organisation (PLO), Hamas and Jordan - with his decision to cease all future donations to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) - currently US$360million per annum and comprising about 30% of UNRWA’s budget.

The numbers of UNRWA-registered Palestinian Arab refugees in Jordan, the West Bank and Gaza have been increasing in leaps and bounds annually because they include all the descendants of those Palestinian Arabs caught up in the 1948 and 1967 Arab-Israel wars.

By David Singer - Thursday, September 13, 2018

Egypt: President appoints two Christian governors defying Islamic Sharia

Egypt: President appoints two Christian governors defying Islamic Sharia
In Egypt, the president appoints the governors of the country’s provinces. This practice began with President Nasser after the kings’ era. Last month, President Al-Sisi appointed two Christian governors to two principally Christian provinces—the highest concentration of Christians in all of rural Egypt—located in Upper Egypt and West Egypt. This is monumental in a country where Islamic sectarianism dictates politics.

When Al-Sisi took office in 2013 for a four-year term, he immediately appointed new governors, all Muslim, for each of the 27 provinces as did his predecessors – Mubarak, Sadat, and Nasser. Now in the beginning of his second term, Al-Sisi replaced two of his original governors at the end of their six-year terms with two Christians – the first time in modern history that some all-Christian towns would have a Christian administration. However, there was one earlier unsuccessful attempt at this by Egypt’s military interim government (SCAF) in 2012 after Mubarak was ousted.

By Dr. Ashraf Ramelah - Wednesday, September 12, 2018

The immoral foreign policy of the “Resistance”

The immoral foreign policy of the Resistance
One of the constant themes of the “Resistance” — most recently restated in the New York Times’ anonymous op-ed Wednesday — is that President Donald Trump is “amoral” because he is interested in cultivating good relations with dictators.

In the words of the anonymous op-ed author: “In public and in private, President Trump shows a preference for autocrats and dictators, such as President Vladimir Putin of Russia and North Korea’s leader, Kim Jong-un, and displays little genuine appreciation for the ties that bind us to allied, like-minded nations.”

By Caroline Glick - Monday, September 10, 2018

Australian Politicians Again Show “Real Genius”

Australian Politicians Again Show Real Genius
Back in the chaotic dying days of the Whitlam-Cairns-Connor government, Canberra was buzzing with Rex Connor’s grand plans for a national energy grid and gas pipelines linking the NW Shelf to the capital cities, all to be funded by massive foreign loans arranged by a mysterious Pakistani named Khemlani. Malcolm Frazer staged a parliamentary revolt. The economy slumped.

A British observer at the time noted “Any fool can bugger up Britain but it takes real genius to bugger up Australia.”

By Viv Forbes - Monday, September 10, 2018

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