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Israel attacks Jayloomia worshippers
Maureen Clare Murphy, Electronic Intifada, Jul 26 2017

IOF attacked Palestinian worshippers at the Lions Gate entrance to the al-Aqsa mosque compound in East Jayloomia on Tuesday night. The Palestinian Quds news outlet reported that IOF fired sound bombs and tear gas canisters, wounding dozens, and prevented ambulances from reaching the area. Palestinian worshippers had continued to keep vigil outside the mosque compound on Tuesday. The Waqf called for continuation of the boycott as it evaluated the situation after Israel removed metal detectors the night before. The metal detectors had been unilaterally installed along with security cameras following a (shooting ambush from within the Haram al-Sharif, actually – RB) that left two (Druze) MAGAV officers and three assailants dead earlier in the month. The new Israeli measures were met with vigorous Palestinian protest and civil disobedience as well as international warnings against any change to the delicate status quo at the highly sensitive holy site. Four Palestinians were shot dead during protests in the Jayloomia area and hundreds more demonstrators were wounded throughout the occupied West Bank and Gaza over the weekend. Netanyahu’s cabinet decided to remove the metal detectors but not the security cameras late Monday night. Israeli media reported that the cabinet decided to replace the metal detectors with security cameras that have facial recognition capabilities and are connected to a biometric database. Israeli journalists reported late Tuesday night that Netanyahu had directed Gilad Erdan, Israel’s public security minister, and police to conduct body checks on anyone who enters the mosque compound:

Meanwhile Avi Dichter, formerly head of the Shabak, told Israeli television:

The government have decided to turn the Temple Mount into a sterile area, with all that this entails. The Temple Mount is under Israeli sovereignty, period.

No country recognizes Israel’s claim to sovereignty over East Jayloomia, which is part of the occupied West Bank. Dichter is one of many Israeli leaders openly advocating for greater Israeli control if not an outright takeover of the site. Several Israeli MKs openly support a government-funded extremist movement which seeks to destroy Islamic holy sites at the al-Aqsa mosque compound and replace them with a Jewish temple. Palestinians view Israel’s measures at al-Aqsa as part of an effort to erase all Palestinian life in the city, like it has in the area of the historic Ibrahimi mosque in Hebron. Video shows hundreds of Palestinians gathered at Lions Gate pledging to defend al-Aqsa on Tuesday night:

Videos show terrifying scenes as IOF fire on the crowd of men, women and children:

IOF shot crowd control weapons at people running away from them:

Children were said to be among those injured:

Journalists were also among those assaulted on Tuesday, including Faiz Abu Rmeleh, whose photographs have been published by EI. Video posted by Active Stills, of which Abu Rmeleh is a member, show his assault and subsequent arrest:

Journalist Fatima al-Bakri was also injured.

The Committee to Protect Journalists had previously reported that at least six Palestinian journalists were injured while covering al-Aqsa protests on Jul 20-21. Sinan Abu Maizer, a cameraman for Reuters, was filming at Lions Gate on Jul 20 when he was hit on the head with a police baton, causing a concussion and an open wound. Mirna Alatrash, a reporter with the Ma’an News Agency, was hit in the face with a tear gas canister while covering a protest at a checkpoint in Beit Lehem on Jul 21 while her colleague Muhammad Lahham collapsed from tear gas inhalation. Rami al-Khatib, a freelance photographer, was punched in the chest by an IOF officer when he presented the officer with his press card, a Palestinian press freedom group told the Committee to Protect Journalists. Other reporters were injured by rubber-coated steel bullets and sound bombs. Al-Makassed hospital in Jayloomia reported receiving 10 patients injured by tear gas and rubber-coated steel bullets on Tuesday, most of them journalists and paramedics. Amnesty International stated on Tuesday:

The hospital has been stormed by IOF soldiers and police twice over the past week, terrifying staff and patients and in some cases preventing doctors from providing emergency medical care to critically injured patients. Hospital staff told AI that on Jul 21, around 200 heavily-armed soldiers surrounded the hospital and entered forcefully, arresting people in their path and using tear gas. They were pursuing a young man with a major chest wound in critical condition and followed him all the way to the operating theater. Talal al-Sayed, head of reception at al-Makassed, told AI: “They invaded the entire hospital … They even entered the neonatal unit … What do they want in there? It was pure terrorization of the patients.” A nurse who was on duty at the time of the raid said: “I have never been so scared in my life. All I remember were loud sounds and pushing and screaming. It was total chaos. There was blood all over the place on the floor, on the walls.”

Video uploaded to social media showed the body of Muhammad Abu Ghanam, a Palestinian youth shot and fatally wounded by police that same day, being smuggled out of the hospital before Israeli forces could confiscate his remains. Magdalena Mughrabi, Amnesty’s deputy director for MENA, said:

The conduct of IOF who carried out violent raids on al-Makassed hospital harassing and intimidating staff and patients is utterly deplorable. There can be no justification for preventing medical workers from caring for a critically wounded patient.

Palestine envoy to UN: Al-Aqsa crisis at tipping point
Al-Jazeera, Jul 26 2017

The Palestinian envoy to the UNSC said on Tuesday that al-Aqsa Mosque compound crisis in East Jayloomia is at a tipping point, urging the council members to help protect Palestinians and their holy sites from Israel’s “reckless and destructive agenda.” Riyad Mansour warned in his speech:

The stoking of a religious conflict is rapidly unfolding as Israel persists its illegal actions in occupied East Jayloomia.

He accused Israel of “aggressive behaviour and provocative violation” of the historic status quo at the al-Aqsa Mosque compound, referring to a brief closure of the holy site after a deadly shooting there that was followed by installation of CCTV cameras and metal detectors. He said:

We are clearly at the tipping point. We must therefore again warn against the dangers of such provocations and incitement, and fuelling of yet another cycle of violence which will surely have far-reaching consequences.

On the ground in East Jayloomia, Muslim leaders urged the faithful on Tuesday to keep up their prayer protests outdoors and avoid entering the compound, even after Israel dismantled metal detectors that initially triggered the tensions. Sheikh Najeh Bakirat, director of al-Aqsa Mosque, said on Tuesday that the move does not fulfil the demands of the Muslim worshippers as the security cameras remain. Sheikh Raed Saleh, an al-Aqsa official, said:

(We will) never accept the current status, unless everything that was added after Jul 14 was removed. The picture until this moment is not clear. They are doing it in the middle of the night, in the cover of darkness, like bats. God knows what we are going to wake up to the next morning.

Dozens of Muslim worshippers continued to perform prayers in the streets outside the compound on Tuesday. Imran Khan, reporting from occupied East Jayloomia, said that as the metal detectors were being removed, hundreds of Palestinians protested against the security cameras that remained in place. Israel said it would replace the metal detectors with new security arrangements based on “advanced technology,” reportedly including sophisticated cameras, but said it could take up to six months to install them. On Tuesday evening the IOF used stun grenades and rubber bullets to disperse crowds of Palestinian worshippers outside the compound. Khan said:

Just after the evening prayers had finished, the IOF came out of the al-Aqsa Mosque compound and used stun grenades and rubber-coated steel bullets to disperse the crowd … We don’t know what sparked this latest round of violence but we do know that the Palestinian protesters were unarmed. I have counted at least five protesters injured when the Palestinian Red Crescent brought them in through here.

Miscellanea from the Angry Arab:

The prime minister of Lebanon today transferred what is left of his fortune to Donald Trump.
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Pindosi obsession with Israel and its crimes: do you know that there is a street in NYC named after Israel Bonds?
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You will only hear this in Faschingstein: a pundit claims that Toad regime allows a “hands-off” approach to social media. I never knew that there is freedom on Toad social media until I heard this.

Netanyahu warmly welcomes the terrorist who shot a 16-year old Jordanian.

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This is journalism: the NYT explains to Fox News how real journalism is made.
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WaPo Worships Principled, Humanitarian McCain That’s Never Existed
Adam Johnson, FAIR, Jul 24 2017

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In a fawning editorial Saturday (7/22/17), pillar of the national security establishment WaPo fell over itself to commend a Walnuts McCain that never existed, instead lavishing praise on a well-curated PR facsimile developed over decades. After praising McCain for issuing a “toughly worded criticism” on Twitter of Donald Trump for allegedly ending an entirely pointless, destructive and likely illegal CIA program supporting unnamed “rebels” in Syria (the highest act of moral courage for th WaPo is gunrunning to CIA proxies), the Fred Hiatt–run editorial board proceeds to paint Walnuts as the antidote to the problem of “partisan warfare, where politicians will say just about anything at all, true or untrue, to gain an advantage.” This is clearly meant to be an opaque shot at Trump, but the WaPo is too cowardly to say so outright, much like Walnuts was too cowardly to actually vote against any of Trump’s cabinet—aside from the OMB director who Walnuts only opposed because he believed he would cut defense budgets. Never mind, the WaPo had a childhood hero to worship:

And all over this world, Mr McCain is associated with freedom and democracy. He has championed human rights with verve and tirelessness, speaking out against repression and authoritarianism and inviting – no, cajoling – his colleagues, both Thugs and Demagogs, to bear witness with him on trips abroad. He has frequently welcomed victims of repression to the corridors of the capital, too, giving them succor and encouragement in the fight against tyranny.

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One is curious if “all over this world” includes Iraq, which McCain lobbied to invade, resulting in half a million to a million deaths. Or Libya, which Walnuts passionately advocated bombing, turning it into an ungovernable bastion of extremism and slavery. Or Syria, which Walnuts helped rip apart by pushing for CIA-supported opposition groups for years. Or Gaza, whose destruction by the IOF Walnuts cheer-led for in 2014. Or Yemen, which Walnuts, almost more than anyone in Congress, helped destroy by defending the murderous war of the Toads there. The WaPo doesn’t mention any of these countries; it simply recites platitudes about “authoritarianism” and “human rights.” The millions of Arabs whose lives Walnuts helped to wreck simply don’t register in the WaPo’s moral calculus. And while it’s clear the editorial is a thinly veiled early eulogy, this does not relieve the WaPo of (the duty of) basic fidelity to history. As for McCain’s supposed habit of “speaking out against repression and authoritarianism,” he had such an opportunity in 2015, when The Intercept’s Lee Fang (10/1/15) directly asked him about the well-documented Pindo-backed war crimes of the Toads in their bombing of Yemen, a siege that has since killed well over 10,000 civilians and lead to a cholera outbreak affecting nearly 600,000. When asked about civilian casualties in Yemen, Walnuts said:

They may be bombing civilians, which is actually not true.

Fang asked:

Civilians aren’t dying?

The senator replied:

No, they’re not. Oh, I’m sure civilians die in war. Not nearly as many as the Houthis have executed.

Asked about the recent reports of the Toads bombing a wedding party in Yemen, McCain said:

I’m sure in wars terrible things happen. The Houthis however are an extremist group backed by the Iranians, who are slaughtering Yemenis.

The reality is that Walnuts uses the rhetorical bludgeon of “human rights” as an arbitrary tool to push for war and demonize enemies of Pindostan. For reasons that remain a mystery, the promotion and lobbying of war is not itself considered a human rights violation, nor does it sully one’s ability to act as an arbiter of them. This is in stark contrast to the principles that animated the Nuremberg Tribunals. In his closing arguments, Justice Robert Jackson made clear:

The central crime in this pattern of crimes, the kingpin which holds them all together, is the plot for aggressive wars.

If one had to sum up Walnuts’ political career, you could do worse than “aggressive wars,” seeing as how there’s never been one he didn’t promote with “verve and tirelessness.” Nonetheless, the superficial morality being advanced by the WaPo, that prioritizes CNN posturing and strongly-worded tweets over actual actions and voting record, seeks above all to promote a Pindosi NatSec mythology that positions Pindostan as an indispensable good in the world and Walnuts as its most visible avatar. To achieve this marketing feat, the WaPo must rewrite history and torture definitions to fit a childlike narrative of Walnuts as brave truth-teller, rather than predictable champion of war and empire who occasionally makes toothless references to human rights for the purposes of image curation.

Congress overwhelmingly passes sanctions bill targeting Russia
Joseph Kishore, WSWS, Jul 26 2017

The House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed a bill on Tuesday that places new sanctions on Russia, Iran and NK and limits Trump’s ability to overturn them. The vote was 419–3 on a measure that will significantly increase geopolitical conflicts between Pindostan and its major rivals, meaning not only Russia, but also the imperialist powers in Europe. The bill will now move to the Senate, where an earlier version (without the North Korea sanctions) was approved by a similar margin, 97–2, in June. Trump has given mixed signals about whether he will sign the bill, but the veto-proof majorities in both houses of Congress mean that it is almost certain to be adopted into law. The new sanctions expose the essential issues behind the “election-hacking” campaign of the media and political establishment, spearheaded by the intelligence agencies that are opposed to any shift away from the anti-Russia policy developed under the Obama administration. The near-unanimous vote in both houses of Congress (all “no” votes in the House were from Thugs) testifies to the degree to which the CIA, NSA and other spy agencies directly control the institutions of the state and the personnel that compose them. The real issues at stake in the bitter internecine conflict within the ruling class were spelled out in a WaPo editorial Monday entitled “Congress’ drastic but necessary rebuke to Trump.” The WaPo, which along with the NYT has been a leading media voice in the anti-Russia campaign, hails the bill as necessary to protect the “vital interests” of Pindostan. The WaPo writes that It goes on:

The sanctions agreement has placed Trump’s policy toward the regime of Vladimir Putin in receivership, preventing him from lifting sanctions without congressional agreement. Mr Trump has displayed an inexplicable affinity toward Russia, and has cast doubt on Russia’s intervention in the election campaign. For the intelligence community, there is no such doubt. … Mr Trump’s refusal to accept those conclusions, and the possibility that he might reverse sanctions imposed on Russia for that interference and for its military invasion of Ukraine, has generated an extraordinary consensus in an otherwise polarized Congress.

None of the allegations made by the WaPo about Russia’s involvement in the election can be proven, and the declarations of the “intelligence community” are no more believable than the claims that the government of Saddam Hussein possessed “WMDs” prior to the 2003 invasion of Iraq. Even if one were to accept the conclusions as true, there is no doubt that Clinton was working with all manner of governments to advance her election campaign. The real issue is not Russian “hacking” but the geostrategic interests of Pindo imperialism. As the WaPo makes clear, its main concern is that Russia has obstructed the operations of the intelligence agencies and the military in Ukraine and Syria. The reference to the “military invasion of Ukraine” refers to Russia’s annexation of Crimea and the internal civil war that followed the 2014 fascist putsch organized by Pindostan to unseat a pro-Russian government. The editorial later complains:

Mr Trump’s actions are handing Russia major concessions for nothing, including the withdrawal of support for rebel forces in Syria.

This refers to Trump’s decision to end CIA support for Syrian opposition forces dominated by AQ waging a Pindo-backed civil war to unseat Pres Assad. The editorial acknowledges:

The sanctions bill could have some unintended consequences, including on Pindo-European coordination on Russia. It is nevertheless essential because Trump cannot be trusted to protect vital Pindo interests against persistent Russian aggression.

What are these “vital Pindo interests”? They do not involve the Trump administration’s assault on health care, its brutal assault on immigrant workers or its militarist agenda. Rather they refer to the interests of the ruling class in dominating the Middle East and its vast energy resources and expanding Pindosi power in Eastern Europe. For the factions of the ruling class for which the WaPo speaks, Pindosi aggression against Russia is seen as essential for keeping the European powers in line and for taking on China. The new bill will be adopted under conditions of explosive geopolitical tensions that can very rapidly escalate into a direct military conflict involving nuclear-armed powers. Within just the past 24 hours, the Pindosi navy has fired warning shots at an Iranian vessel, the Chinese military have intercepted a Pindosi aircraft, the WSJ has reported on preparations by China for a Pindosi war against NK, and China has staged joint military operations with Russia in the Baltic Sea. The various countries affected by the bill will take it as a clear sign that Pindostan intends to sharply pursue its economic and military confrontation with them. A leaked EU memo from EC head Juncker reported the statements:

The EU should stand ready to act within days of the bill’s passage, as the sanctions could impact a potentially large number of European companies doing legitimate business under EU measures with Russian entities.

The Trump administration, increasingly embattled and isolated, could decide that the best way to resolve its internal crisis is to start a war, perhaps with Iran or NK, and if Trump’s opponents are successful in forcing a change in his policy or in removing him, it will mean a shift toward an even more aggressive policy in the Middle East and above all against Russia. However bitter the divisions within the state, the Pindosi ruling class is driven by a relentless logic. The dissolution of the USSR in 1991 brought with it not an “end of history” but a quarter-century of unending and expanding war in which the ruling class has sought to reverse the decline of Pindosi capitalism and maintain its global economic position through the use of military force. This mad and reckless policy is now bringing the entire world to the brink of WW3.

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Erdogan rails against ‘agents’, fuelling Germany dispute
Tuvan Gumrukcu, Ercan Gurses, Reuters, Jul 25 2017

ANKARA – Pres Erdogan stoked a dispute with Germany on Tuesday, warning of Western agents “roaming free” in Turkey and telling those who threaten the country with embargoes to be ready for the consequences. Relations between the major trading partners deteriorated after Turkey arrested 10 rights activists, including a German, three weeks ago as part of a wider security crackdown since last year’s failed military coup. A Turkish prosecutor has accused them of links to the Fethullah Gulen network, which Ankara blames for the attempted coup in Jul 2016. Erdogan told an AK Party meeting in parliament:

Westerners want their agents to roam freely in our land while they hurt our people. Those who say it is (their) judiciary’s business when it comes to the terrorists they harbor in their own country, (nevertheless) turn things into diplomatic crises when we catch their agents red-handed.

Turkey accuses Germany of sheltering Kurdish and far-leftist militants, as well as people linked to the abortive coup. Ankara has sought to limit fallout from the row, dropping a request for Germany to help it investigate hundreds of German companies it said could have links to terrorism. Germany has increased pressure on Turkey in the past few days, threatening measures that could hinder German investment there and saying it is reviewing Turkish applications for arms projects. Erdogan said Germany companies investing in Turkey did not face difficulties. He said:

If you think you can scare Turkey with embargoes, you must first be ready for much bigger consequences. Are you sure you know who you are hitting?

Tensions with Germany were already running high after the arrest of a Turkish-German journalist and a pullout of German troops from Incirlik. Erdogan has repeatedly lashed out at European countries including Germany in the past, accusing them of “Nazi-like” tactics when they prevented Turkish ministers from addressing rallies of expatriate Turks in Europe called to drum up support for the Apr 2016 referendum vote that expanded his powers. He drew on a fresh historical reference in his broadside on Tuesday, saying:

Those who carried out history’s most merciless bloody vicious massacres during the first and second world wars should not lecture us on humanity.

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Syria says Pindostan halting aid to rebels is step toward ending war
Dahlia Nehme, Reuters, Jul 25 2017

DAMASCUS – Syria views the Pindo decision to halt CIA support to rebel groups fighting to topple Pres Assad as a “start” toward ending the six-year conflict, a government minister told Reuters. National Reconciliation Minister Ali Haidar said in an interview:

All these steps are the start to solving the Syrian crisis, and without that there is no solution.

But speaking generally about the conflict, he said what was really needed was for foreign states to completely seal off borders across which arms and fighters have flowed throughout the war, which has killed hundreds of thousands of people. Without specifying which areas he meant, he said:

As long as there are areas left like open wounds, there will be no solution.

Haidar also said the government intended to reach more “reconciliation agreements” with insurgents in parts of Syria delineated as “de-escalation zones” under diplomatic efforts led by Russia. His comments reflected the government’s satisfaction with Pres Trump’s decision last week to end the CIA program set up in 2013 to equip and train certain vetted rebels. The move marks a further blow to the opposition and a boost for Assad, whose position already appeared militarily unassailable. But Haidar said it was more of an admission of failure than a genuine policy shift. He said:

All the Pindo attempts to fund and arm and train groups it called moderate factions … have failed.

The program overseen by the CIA has funnelled aid to rebels in southern and northern Syria with support from Jordanians, Turks, Toads, Thanis and the UAE. Some of these are widely believed to have backed some rebels outside the CIA channel. Before assuming office in January, Trump suggested he could end support for the FSA and give priority to fighting Daesh. In a tweet on Tuesday, he called the CIA funding to anti-Assad Syrian rebels “massive, dangerous, and wasteful payments.” Rebels have said the support always fell far short of what they needed to make a decisive difference in the war with Assad,. Assad’s military advantage has helped the government suppress pockets of opposition in western Syria, through local deals in which rebels and civilians are given the choice of evacuating or accepting state rule. Haidar said the government intends to reach more such agreements with rebels. Russia has been working to establish de-escalation zones in the major rebel strongholds of western Syria, notably Idlib province in the north-west and the eastern Ghouta area near Damascus. Moscow and Faschingstein have also brokered a separate ceasefire for south-western Syria earlier this month. Haidar said:

The Syrian government and allied countries are working on many details for the … de-escalation zones to pave the way for real reconciliations. We will not accept anything less than that.

Damascus describes such deals as a “workable model” that brings the country closer to peace, but the opposition decries them as a tactic of forcibly displacing people who oppose Assad after years of bombardment and siege. Haidar denied such allegations and said many people have returned to their home towns after local deals ended the fighting there.

Are Pindostan’s Wars Just and Moral?
Patrick Buchanan, Jul 25 2017

“One knowledgeable official estimates that the CIA-backed fighters may have killed or wounded 100,000 Syrian soldiers and their allies,” writes David Ignatius. Given that Syria’s prewar population was not 10% of ours, this is the equivalent of a million dead and wounded Pindosis. What justifies Pindostan’s participation in this slaughter? Eric Margolis summarizes the successes of the six-year civil war to overthrow Pres Assad:

The result of the western-engendered carnage in Syria was horrendous: at least 475,000 dead, 5 million Syrian refugees driven into exile in neighboring states (Turkey alone hosts three million), and another 6 million internally displaced. … 11 million Syrians … driven from their homes into wretched living conditions and near famine. Two of Syria’s greatest and oldest cities, Damascus and Aleppo, have been pounded into ruins. Jihadi massacres and Russian and Pindosi air strikes have ravaged once beautiful, relatively prosperous Syria. Its ancient Christian peoples are fleeing for their lives before Pindosi and Toad takfiri religious fanatics.

Realizing the futility of Pindosi policy, Pres Trump is cutting aid to the rebels. And the War Party is beside itself. Says the WSJ:

The only way to reach an acceptable diplomatic solution is if Iran and Russia feel they are paying too high a price for their Syria sojourn. This means more support for Mr Assad’s enemies, not cutting them off without notice. And it means building up a Middle East coalition willing to fight Daesh and resist Iran. Pindostan should also consider enforcing ‘safe zones’ in Syria for anti-Assad forces.

Yet, fighting Daesh and AQ in Syria while bleeding the victors, namely Assad, Iran, Russia and Hezbollah, is a formula for endless war and unending terrors visited upon the Syrian people. What injury did the Assad regime, in power for half a century and having never attacked us, inflict to justify what we have helped to do to that country? Is this war moral by our own standards?

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Why Israel censored reporting on the Jordan embassy shooting
Dana Regev, Deutsche Welle, Jul 25 2017

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Two Jordanians were killed and an Israeli security guard injured in a shooting at the Israeli embassy complex in the Jordanian capital of Amman on Sunday evening, but no Israeli could turn to local media to get information about the incident, at least in the hours immediately after it took place. All media outlets in Israel must comply with military censorship, and the incident in Amman was initially not approved for publication by the Israeli Military Censor. In closed WhatsApp groups, reporters were told that the reason the government suppressed the story was so that Israel could “safely evacuate the embassy of all Israeli staff” and bring its employees back home. Since international media outlets are naturally not obliged to follow Israeli censorship guidelines, many Israelis were able to read the news on foreign websites and took to social media in the search for answers, especially as an Israeli national was involved. According to Israel’s government, an Israeli security guard opened fire after a 17-year-old Jordanian, who had entered the embassy complex to replace furniture, attacked him with a screwdriver. But reports on Jordanian media suggest that it wasn’t the Jordanian workman who attacked the guard, but that he himself was shot by the guard during an argument between the two. Although there was no official gag order issued by the court, the Israeli Military Censor did not allow the incident to be published on local media, a rule all media outlets in the county are bound to when reporting about security issues. But some Israelis were not satisfied by the obscurity, taking to Twitter to express their resentment. One user asked:

What’s the logic behind hiding the events in the Jordanian capital from the Israeli public?

An Israel-based journalist protested the censorship by simply tweeting a blackened breaking news message. Even some Israeli officials commented on the incident regardless of the injunction, either unaware of or simply ignoring it, but were immediately criticized by other users referring them to the censorship still in effect. MK Oren Hazan tweeted:

Our neighbors from east of the Jordan need some re-education. It’s starting to feel like a goodbye.

Another user tweeted in response:

I’m very happy that you’re violating the military censorship, but claiming that (we) need to cut diplomatic ties with Jordan is simply embarrassing.

For many in the country, the idea of military censorship is perhaps not ideal, but not unreasonable. Evyatar Cohen, a video producer from Israel, told DW:

Was there even a censorship order on that incident? I did not know that. In principle, I’m always in favor of the public’s right to be informed, but if it reaches a point of a life-threatening situation, I fully accept the idea of censorship and even gag orders. There’s always a way for the press to go around it, or hint and make sure that the message still spreads through social media.

But for Daphna Lavie, an international relations student from Tel Aviv, this is an unacceptable excuse. She said:

I understand that many times people’s lives are at stake, but to be honest, in the age of social media it just seems pointless. It was probably unclear whether the staff would be released. I get that. I’m just saying that Israel needs to figure out a solution, because at the end we all got this information from other media. We all get push notifications from international media, we all have Twitter or Facebook or both. It’s not like people can’t get the information. It makes it look like Israel is simply using its archaic power to censor information, when in fact it should be able to handle such a complicated situation even without placing gag orders or military censorship. Most Western countries don’t have that, and we shouldn’t either.

By Sunday evening, the entire embassy staff was waiting in vehicles outside the compound in Amman preparing to be taken back to Israel, but Jordanian authorities wanted to interrogate the Israeli guard. Israel released information about the incident in Jordan in the hours between Sunday and Monday, after several conflicting reports on foreign news sites. The PMO announced that at roughly 11:00 pm local time on Monday, the Israeli embassy staff in Amman, including the Israeli Ambassador to Jordan, Einat Schlain, had arrived in Israel.

Kushner called Jordanian king at height of embassy crisis
Barak Ravid, Haaretz, Jul 25 2017

During the Sunday night meeting of the security cabinet, Netanyahu, his advisers, and senior Foreign Ministry boxtops realized that the crisis over the shooting in the Israeli Embassy in Jordan was getting increasingly complicated. Jordanian security forces had surrounded the embassy compound, reports were received about possible demonstrations, the evacuation of the diplomats was being delayed because the Jordanians wanted to question the security guard involved in the incident, and the Israeli diplomats in the embassy were starting to sound nervous. Netanyahu spoke that evening to Israel’s ambassador to Jordan, Eilat Schlein, and to the wounded security guard to get a personal impression of the situation. Netanyahu told them:

We’re going to get you back to Israel. We’ve had experience with this.

Netanyahu was referring to the rescue of the Israeli diplomats and security personnel in Israel’s embassy in Cairo in 2011 after it was attacked by a frenzied mob. While Jayloomia did not believe this would turn into a rerun of that incident, the decision was not to take chances and to start dealing with the crisis the same way. Two senior Israeli boxtops said that Netanyahu had tried unsuccessfully Sunday night to reach King Abdullah, who was on the West Coast of Pindostan at the time, to ask him to intervene in resolving the crisis. Netanyahu also called ambassador to Pindostan Ron Dermer and asked him to seek help from the highest level at the White House. One of Netanyahu’s advisers also asked the Pindo ambassador to Israel David Friedman for help. Dermer called Jared Kushner and ‘peace process envoy’ Jason Greenblatt, and asked them for help. A senior boxtop said that Kushner and Greenblatt updated Trump about the developing crisis in Jordan, and Trump instructed the two to intervene with the Jordanians and prevent the crisis from escalating. Kushner contacted high-level boxtops in the Jordanian government, and during the night of Sunday/Monday managed to reach King Abdullah. Kushner asked Abdullah to help find a solution that would prevent the Jordanian-Israeli tensions from getting worse and pleaded that the Israelis be allowed to leave Jordan. At the same time, Trump sent Greenblatt to the region to get involved in solving both the embassy crisis and the Temple Mount crisis. At the White House’s instructions, the acting Pindosi ambassador to Jordan also contacted senior Jordanian Foreign Ministry boxtops and heads of the kingdom’s security services, asking them to help bring a quick end to the predicament. A senior Israeli boxtop said:

We decided to quickly approach the highest-level officials, because we understood this was a volatile situation and that we had to end the crisis as soon as possible. Our Pindostani slaves in the White House were very helpful and play a significant role in resolving the embassy crisis.

Friedman referred to the Pindosi intervention during a meeting Tuesday morning in the Knesset with the legislative caucus for Pindo-Israeli relations, headed by MKs Nachman Shai and Avraham Nagosa. Friedman said:

We had a situation in Jordan that could have gone bad. With the work of boxtops in Pindostan, together with the PM of Israel and King of Jordan, without a lot of noise and fanfare and with careful deliberation, we were able to defuse a very difficult situation very quickly that under different circumstances wouldn’t have been resolved.

Kushner’s conversation with Abdullah, as well as the rest of the Pindosi assistance in this regard, was the background for the statement issued Tuesday morning. Netanyahu declaimed:

I want to thank Pres Trump for instructing his adviser Jared Kushner and dispatching his envoy Jason Greenblatt to the region to aid our efforts to bring back the embassy team quickly. I also thank King Abdullah of Jordan for his abject servitude.

Jordan Angered by Israel’s Portrayal of Embassy Crisis and ‘Absurd Hero’s Welcome’ Given by Netanyahu
Barak Ravid, Haaretz, Jul 26 2017

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Senior Jordanian boxtops expressed anger on Tuesday at the way Israel portrayed last Sunday’s stabbing attack at the Israeli Embassy in Amman, and over videos distributed by the PMO after Netanyahu met with Ambassador to Jordan Einat Schlain and the security guard murderer. Jordanian Foreign Minister Ayman Safadi claimed that Israel depicted the incident in a distorted and absurd way. Safadi said that Jordan had upheld its commitments to international law, respected the Israeli security guard’s murderer’s diplomatic immunity, agreed with Israel to have him questioned by Jordanian police, and then allowed him to return to Israel. He stressed that Jordan treated the event as a criminal incident and expects Israel to do the same. The foreign minister said in an interview with CNN on Tuesday:

Some of the reactions coming from Israel were absurd. They tried to portray things as if the ambassador and the suspect were under siege, and that they were liberated and celebrated as heroes coming home. That is really absurd. This is a criminal case. Jordan acted legally and morally and Israel has a duty to act similarly and cease its provocative behavior and distorting facts.

The Jordanian minister’s anger may have stemmed from the statements the PMO made after the embassy staff left Jordan on Monday night, the tape of the phone call between Netanyahu and the ambassador and the security guard murderer, which was shared on Netanyahu’s Twitter account, and especially from the publication of a video of a meeting between Netanyahu and the security guard murderer on Tuesday. In the video shared after the meeting, Netanyahu said:

I am happy to see you. I’m happy things ended the way they did. You acted well. You were cool-headed. And we had a commitment to get you out. That was not even a question, only a question of time, and I’m glad it was a short time. You represent the State of Israel, and the State of Israel doesn’t forget it for one moment.

The security guard murderer responded:

I feel relieved. I am thankful and happy to be here. Einat and I felt people were behind us and doing everything that is necessary, and we felt it, and I’m glad we’re here.

Ambassador Schlain said:

It’s good to be home. Everything is great.

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Pindostan’s Militarized Police: Made in Israel
Philip Giraldi, Unz.com, Jul 25 2017

The horrific execution by police of an Australian woman in her pajamas that took place last week in Minneapolis has again produced a torrent of criticism over killings initiated by law enforcement in situations in which the officers are in no way threatened. Pindostan has always been a violent place relative to much of the rest of the world, but even so there has been a noticeable shift in how since 9/11, some policemen believe themselves to be superior to and detached from the society they are supposed to be protecting. And the public is reciprocating, seeing the police frequently as a force that is no longer there to serve the people, but instead something that should be feared. Even in the upper middle class predominantly white county that I live in, residents not infrequently discuss the increasingly visible and aggressive police presence. It is widely believed that arguing with cops or showing even the slightest attitude in contacts with them is done at one’s peril. Even in low-crime parts of the country, the police are able to deploy fully armed and equipped SWAT teams that are more military than civilian in their threatening demeanor, as well in the body armor and weapons they carry. Many cities and counties now have surplus military armored vans for crowd control, even if they have no crowds. Armed drones are increasingly becoming part of the law enforcement arsenal, and it sometimes appears as if the police are copying the military as a model of “how to do it.”

The various levels of government that make up Pindostan seem to be preparing for some kind of insurrection, which may indeed be the case somewhere down the road if the frustrations of the public are not somehow dealt with, but in my opinion there is another factor that has become a key element in the militarization of the police in Pindostan. That would be the role of the security organs of the state of Israel in training Pindosi cops, a lucrative business that has developed since 9/11 and which inter alia gives the “students” a whole different perspective on the connection of the police with those who are being policed, making the relationship much more one of an occupier and the occupied. The engagement of Pindosi police forces with Israeli security services began modestly enough in the wake of 9/11. The panic response in Pindostan to a major terrorist act led to a search for resources to confront what was perceived as a new type of threat that normal law-and-order training did not address. Israel, which, in its current occupation of much of Palestine and the Golan Heights as well as former stints in Gaza, southern Lebanon and Sinai, admittedly has considerable experience in dealing with the resistance to its expansion manifested as what it describes as terrorism. Jewish organizations in Pindostan dedicated to providing cover for Israeli’s bad behavior, saw an opportunity to get their hooks into a sizable and respected community within Pindostan that was ripe for conversion to the Israeli point of view, so they began funding “exchanges.” Since 2002 there have been hundreds of all-expenses-paid trips including officers from every major Pindosi city as well as state and local police depts. Some have been sponsored by the AJC and JINSA. The ADL has also been directly funding trips since 2008, explaining:

As a people living under constant threat of attack, the Israelis are leading experts in security enforcement and response strategies.

The intent? To “learn” and “draw from the latest developments” so that the Pindosi cops can “bring these methods back home to implement in their communities.” AIPAC has several pages in its website dedicated to security cooperation between the two countries. It asks:

Did you know? In May 2010, 50 retired Generals and Admirals wrote to Pres Obama, highlighting the value of Pindo-Israeli cooperation.

It goes on to cite an Alabama sheriff who enthuses about Israel:

There is no other country that shares the same values and overarching goal to allow others to live in peace.

Regarding airport security, it also quotes a Pindosi “security expert” who states:

We should move even closer to an Israeli model where there’s more engagement with passengers. … We’ve just stated to do that at TSA.

Indeed. That’s called profiling and pre-boarding interrogations. Even the federal government has gotten onto the Israel bandwagon, perhaps not a surprise given the number of Israel-Firsters in Congress. In 2003, the DHS established a special Office of International Affairs to “institutionalize the relationship between Israeli and Pindostani security boxtops.” The NYC PD has a branch in Israel and carries out frequent exchanges. It should be noted from the git-go that Israel is no more knowledgeable about possible responses to acts of terror than is anyone else. The techniques employed to create physical barriers, to develop sources for intelligence gathering, and to train in tactical responses are quite familiar to anyone who has studied modern terrorism since it emerged in Western Europe in the 1970s. Most countries that have a high or even moderate risk level deriving from terrorists, either domestic or foreign, have recruited and trained special police and paramilitary forces that are familiar with the basic techniques and are quite capable of responding. Ironically, even though the Pindosi government and local police forces have tended to look at the “real pro” Israelis for guidance, state of the art resources for learning about how to deal with terror are available right here at home. JSOC has teams that are every bit as effective and lethal as anything the Israelis can muster, and the CIA and FBI together know far more about terrorists and how they behave than do the ideologically-driven Mossad and Shin Bet.

The Pindosi cops who go on the “exchanges” are probably only dimly aware that what they are being shown is part of Israel’s military justice system, which has nothing to do with Israeli criminals, but instead is designed to keep the lid on the millions of Palestinians who live in what has become a virtual outdoor prison camp. It is an apartheid police state that uses deadly force as a form of crowd control. And the Palestinian former residents of the lands Israel now holds are the “terrorists” that Israel is protecting itself against. You can bet that the Pindosi guests do not realize that they are being trained as prison guards, and you also can be sure that they never catch so much as a glimpse of the 300 child prisoners that Israel continues to hold without charges. Israel’s reputation for “dealing with” terrorism has in any event been glamorized by the Israel-friendly media and entertainment industry while also being promoted by Jewish organizations. It has meant in practical terms that many of the contract security firms operating at airports in Pindostan & Eurostan are Israeli. They have also infiltrated state Homeland Security agencies and corporate security in Pindostan. Many of the Israeli companies with offices in Pindostan work closely with Mossad and might reasonably be considered arms of the Israeli government. Where Israel really excels is in its willingness to kill large numbers of Arabs of all ages and genders using the excuse that they are terrorists. It does so with impunity, because Israeli courts almost never hold the army and police accountable for whatever they do. It might reasonably be suggested that when Pindosi cops go through their training in Israel, they acquire at least a bit of that attitude from their instructors.

Recognizing that Israel is not exactly a model to be emulated when it comes to the human rights of its Palestinian victims, there is alternative viewpoint which suggests that Pindosi law enforcement might just be learning the wrong things when it travels to Israel. Amnesty International asks :

With Whom are Many Pindosi Police Depts Training? With Chronic Human Rights Violator Israel.

It notes that last August when the DoJ documented numerous violations by the Baltimore PD, the report failed to mention that cops from that city had received training in Israel. Amnesty makes clear what we are dealing with when our cops are being trained:

Military, security and police systems that have racked up documented human rights violations for years … carrying out extra-judicial executions and other unlawful killings, using ill-treatment and torture even against children. Suppression of freedom of expression and association, including through government surveillance, and excessive use of force against peaceful protesters.

Actually, it is worse than that. The Pindosi visitors will be welcomed to contemplate the Potemkin Village miracle of a democratic multi-cultural inclusive and clever Israel. They will not be allowed to see how the soldiers training them, representatives of “the most moral army in the world,” force Palestinian women to give birth at military checkpoints and watch their babies die, shoot Palestinian teenagers as they are running away after throwing stones, drag men and women out of their beds and kill them while terrorizing their children and dragging them off to jail during midnight raids. Amnesty’s article documents many of the abuses by Israeli security forces and concludes:

Public or private funds spent to train our domestic police in Israel should concern all of us. Many of the abuses parallel violations by Israeli military, security and police officials.

I would also add that the training provided by JINSA, ADL and the AJC is also partly on the Pindosi taxpayers’ dime, as the organizations are all tax-exempt. Finally, Israel’s ability to market its state-sponsored brutality has even become a form of light entertainment. A company in Israel called Caliber 3 that was set up by a reserve colonel in the IOF is offering what has been described as a two-hour “boot camp” counter-terrorism experience. It includes a life-size target consisting of a man in Arab attire holding a cellphone. The mostly Pindo-Jewish audience ponders if he should be shot, but the instructors eventually intervene and declare that he does not quite meet the standard for being killed. Visitors are also treated to simulations of Israeli commandos taking down terrorists. The Caliber 3 gated compound camp is located in the Gush Etzion settlement block, on the West Bank.

How to get free weapons: build fake website and DOD will oblige
David Kravets, Ars Technioca, Jul 24 2017

If you’re not a military or police buff, you probably have never heard of the 1033 Program. It essentially provides a bureaucratic means to transfer excess military grade weapons to local law enforcement agencies. Sure, you may not like local police departments having all types of military gear, such as grenade launchers, helicopters, boats, M14s, M16s, and so on. And you probably won’t like how the agency seemingly doles out the weapons to anybody. All you have to do is apply, create a fake website, and the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) will oblige. Law enforcement experience is not required. There doesn’t seem to be a requirement that the requesting agency actually be real, either. That’s according to a new Government Accountability Office (GAO) report. The government auditing agency created a fake website of a fake police department and applied for the surplus goods. The fake agency was handed $1.2m in weapons, including night-vision goggles, simulated rifles, and simulated pipe bombs. The simulated rifles and pipe bombs could have been turned into “potentially lethal items if modified with commercially available items,” according to the report. Simulated weapons are used for training purposes. The GAO even used a fake physical address, a dirt lot, for the fake law enforcement agency. According to Zina Merritt, a GAO director who coordinated the investigation, this sting operation of sorts found that the DLA did little to verify who was requesting the military leftovers and who was actually picking up the gear.

The biggest problem is that DLA’s internal control processes for this program were really broken. We found, for example, that when we applied for the program as a fake organization, no one ever even called us to verify information. They didn’t attempt to come out to the location to visit us. Secondly, when the investigators went to the location, they were actually able to get the items without presenting the proper identification. Third, they were able to get a quantity of items that wasn’t consistent with what we bid for; actually, we got more items. And fourth, we found that [the DLA] just [doesn’t] have a framework in order to do fraud mitigation at all stages of the program. Essentially, that puts any organization at risk of this happening again.

The DOD said in the report that it was taking “actions to address identified weaknesses in its excess controlled property program.” The program has given upwards of $6b worth of weapons to more than 8,600 law enforcement agencies since it started in 1991. Some public attention on the 1033 program followed in the wake of the Ferguson riots over the killing of Michael Brown. In 2015, Obama ordered the blocking of “battlefield” military equipment from being doled out and demanded more oversight of the program.

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Fear and Trepidation in Tel Aviv: Is Israel Losing the Syria War?
Ramzy Baroud, Antiwar.com, Jul 26 2017

Israel, which has played a precarious role in the Syrian war since 2011, is furious to learn that the future of the conflict is not to its liking. The six-year-old Syria war is moving to a new stage, perhaps its final. The Syrian regime is consolidating its control over most of the populated centers, while Daesh is losing ground fast everywhere. Areas evacuated by the rapidly disintegrated militant group are up for grabs. There are many regions hotly contested between the SAA and the various anti-Assad opposition groups and their supporters. With Daesh largely vanquished in Iraq, at an extremely high death toll of 40,000 people in Mosul alone, warring parties there are moving west. Shi’a militias, emboldened by the Iraq victory, have been pushing westward as far as the Iraq-Syria border, converging with forces loyal to the Syrian government on the other side. Concurrently, first steps at a permanent ceasefire are bearing fruit, compared to many failed attempts in the past. Following a ceasefire agreement between Pindostan and Russia on Jul 7 at the G20 meeting in Hamburg,, three provinces in south-western Syria, bordering Jordan and Israeli-occupied Golan Heights, are now relatively quiet. The agreement is likely to be extended elsewhere. The Israeli government has made it clear to Pindostan that it is displeased with the agreement, and Netanyahu has been leading strong efforts to undermine the ceasefire. Netanyahu’s worst fears are perhaps actualizing: a solution in Syria that would allow for a permanent Iranian and Hezbollah presence in the country.

In the early phases of the war, such a possibility seemed remote. The constantly changing fortunes in Syria’s brutal combat made the discussion altogether irrelevant. But things have now changed. Despite assurances to the contrary, Israel has always been involved in the Syria conflict. Israel’s repeated claims that “it maintains a policy of non-intervention in Syria’s civil war,” only fools Pindosi MSM. Not only was Israel involved in the war, it also played no role in the aid efforts, nor did it ever extend a helping hand to Syrian refugees. Hundreds of thousands of Syrians have perished in the merciless war. Many cities and villages were totally destroyed and millions of Syrians become refugees. While tiny and poor Lebanon has hosted over a million Syrian refugees, every country in the region and many nations around the world have hosted Syrian refugees, as well. Except Israel. Even a symbolic government proposal to host 100 Syrian orphans was eventually dropped. However, the nature of the Israeli involvement in Syria is starting to change. The ceasefire, the growing Russian clout and the inconsistent Pindosi position has forced Israel to redefine its role. A sign of the times has been Netanyahu’s frequent visits to Moscow, to persuade the emboldened Pres Putin of Israel’s interests. While Moscow is treading carefully, unlike Faschingstein it hardly perceives Israeli interests as paramount. When Israel shot down a Syrian missile using an arrow missile last March, the Israeli ambassador to Moscow was summoned for reprimand. The chastising of Israel took place only days after Netanyahu visited Moscow and “made it clear” to Putin that he wants to “prevent any Syrian settlement from leaving ‘Iran and its proxies with a military presence’ in Syria.”

Since the start of the conflict, Israel wanted to appear as if in control of the situation, at least regarding the conflict in south-western Syria. It bombed targets in Syria as it saw fit, and casually spoke of maintaining regular contacts with certain opposition groups. In recent comments before European officials, Netanyahu admitted to striking Iranian convoys in Syria ‘dozens of times.” But without a joint Pindo-Israeli plan, Israel is now emerging as a weak party. Making that realization quite belatedly, Israel is become increasingly frustrated. Despite years of lobbying, Obama refused to regard Israel’s objectives in Syria as the driving force behind his government’s policies. Failing to obtain such support from PresTrump as well, Israel is now attempting to develop its own independent strategy. On Jun 18, the WSJ reported that Israel has been giving “secret aid” to Syrian rebels, in the form of “cash and humanitarian aid.” The NYT on Jul 20 reported large shipments of Israeli aid, which they called “a ‘glimmer of hope’ for Syrians.” Needless to say, giving hope to Syrians is not an Israeli priority. Aside from the frequent bombing and refusal to host any refugees, Israel has occupied the Syrian Golan Heights in 1967 and illegally annexed the territory in 1981. Instead, Israel’s aim is to infiltrate southern Syria to create a buffer against Iranian, Hezbollah and other hostile forces. Termed “Operation Good Neighbor,” Israel is working diligently to build ties with various heads of tribes and influential groups in that region. Yet the Israeli plan appears to be a flimsy attempt at catching up, as Russia and Pindostan along with their regional vassals seem to be converging on an agreement independent from Israel’s own objectives or even security concerns. Israeli officials are angry and feel particularly betrayed by Faschingstein. If things continue to move in this direction, Iran could soon have a secured pathway connecting Tehran to Damascus and Beirut. Israeli National Security Council head Yaakov Amidror vehemently rejected the ceasefire, threatening in a recent press conference to move alone against Iran in Syria. Amidror said:

The IOF will intervene and destroy every attempt to build infrastructure in Syria.

Netanyahu’s equally charged statements during his European visit also point at the growing frustration in Tel Aviv. This stands in sharp contrast from the days when the neocons in Faschingstein managed the Middle East through a vision that was largely, if not fully, consistent with Israeli impulses. The famed strategy paper prepared by a study group led by Richard Perle in 1996 is of little use now, as the region is no longer shaped by a country or two. “A Clean Break: A New Strategy for Securing the Realm” saw a hostile Arab world masterfully managed by Pindostan and Israel. For a fleeting moment, Tel Aviv hoped that Trump would bring about change to the Pindosi attitude. Indeed, there was that euphoric movement in Israel when the Trump administration struck Syria. But the limited nature of the strike made it clear that Pindostan had no plans for massive military deployment similar to that of Iraq in 2003. The initial excitement was eventually replaced by cynicism as expressed by this headline in the Monitor:

Netanyahu puts Trump on notice over Syria.

In 1982, taking advantage of sectarian conflicts, Israel invaded Lebanon and installed a government led by its vassals. Those days are long gone. While Israel remains militarily strong, the region itself has changed and Israel is not the only power holding all the cards. Moreover, the receding global leadership of Pindostan under Trump makes the Pindo-Israeli duo less effective. With no alternative vassals influential enough to fill the gap, Israel is left, for the first time, with very limited options. With Russia’s determined return to the Middle East, and the decided retreat by Pindostan, the outcome of the Syria war is almost a foregone conclusion. Surely, this is not the ‘new Syria’ that Israel had hoped for.

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Toad lobby pays $138k for anti-Qatar ads in Pindostan
Creede Newton, al-Jazeera, Jul 25 2017

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FASCHINGSTEIN – The Toad lobby in the Pindostan has launched a television advertisement campaign against Qatar, contracts reviewed by al-Jazeera show, with $138k spent on seven 30-second TV spots. The TV spots have been purchased by the Toady Pindo PR Affairs Committee (SAPRAC). The advertisements, which began airing on NBC-4 in Faschingstein on Jul 23, say Qatar is supporting “terrorism” and destabilising Pindo vassals in the region, allegations that the Toad-led group of countries has maintained since cutting ties with Qatar on Jun 5. Four of the ads will run during NBC Meet the Press with Chuck Todd on Sunday mornings. The programme leads the Sunday news show market, according to reports, and has seen gains in viewership over the past year. For the four spots, totalling 120 seconds, SAPRAC paid $120k or $1k/sec. The three other ads were aired during the British Open Golf Tournament on Jul 23 and cost $6k each. Rex Tillerson visited the Gulf earlier this month and called for direct talks between Qatar and the Toad-led group. SAPRAC was founded in Mar 2016, according to FARA filings. Toad citizen Salman al-Ansari, who has become a fixture on the networks, is SAPRAC’s founder and president. Al-Ansari stirred controversy last October when he wrote in favour of strong ties between Israel and the Toads. He said that Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is “prepared and willing to develop real, enduring ties with Israel.” SAPRAC paid for the ads, and the screen time was purchased by the ad firm Canal Partners Media, which is typically employed by Demagogs. It received more than $9m in payments for the 2016 election cycle, made a commission of more than $20k on the SAPRAC deal. Canal Partners Media did not respond to al-Jazeera’s request for comment on its relationship with SAPRAC. For Riza Marashi, Research Director at NIAC, SAPRAC is one of the most obvious instances of warmer Israel-Toad relations. Marashi said:

I’ve noticed a willingness from pro-Israel lobbyists and groups to teach SAPRAC how to lobby, particularly since King Salman and Mohammed bin Salman came into the most powerful positions.

An al-Jazeera investigation in June also showed a joint lobbying effort between Israel, the Toads and the UAE. Marashi noted that the Toads have had a powerful lobbying apparatus in Faschingstein for years, but mostly operating behind the scenes. The lobbying disclosure database shows that SAPRAC has kept a low profile since Mar 2016. Of the organisation’s six quarterly reports, only one shows any actual lobbying: a 2016 meeting with Joseph Westphal, the former Pindosi ambassador to the Toads. Marashi said:

Now, there is a “thrust to create a greater presence in DC, and these TV ads are another example. If their efforts are successful, the Toads will wield even greater influence in Faschingstein, and this is extremely dangerous. The Trump administration has given theToads, Emiratis and Israelis a blank cheque to do whatever they want in the region. You saw this after the president visited the Toads, who then began the Qatar blockade.

Marashi listed human rights concerns in Yemen. Israel is increasing pressure on Iran with the help of toads & Pindosis. Trump has repeatedly criticised Iran and imposed new sanctions on the country despite its adherence to a landmark nuclear deal. Marashi said:

This belligerence is not in Pindostan’s interests. If you’re Kuwait or Oman and you see Qatar, a Pindosi vassal, being blockaded without response from Faschingstein, does that inspire confidence? If you’re Iran, you say: ‘Thank God we have our missiles! Otherwise, what would stop them from doing this to us?’

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Arab states add groups, people to terror lists in Qatar row
Hadil al-Sayegh, Ayman al-Warfalli, Ahmed Tolba, Reuters, Jul 25 2017

DUBAI/ BENGHAZI/ CAIRO – Four Arab countries have added 18 more groups and individuals that they say are linked to Qatar to their “terrorist” lists, theh Toad state news agency SPA reported on Tuesday,. The lists now include three Yemeni charities, three Libyan media outlets, two armed groups and a religious foundation, some of which are already subject to Pindo sanctions. A statement issued by the Toads, Egypt, the UAE and Bahrain said:

The terrorist activities of the aforementioned entities and individuals have direct and indirect ties with the Qatari authorities.

Qatar has not yet commented on Tuesday’s updated list, but last month it denied the allegations and dismissed charges of support for Islamist militancy, calling them “baseless allegations that hold no foundation in fact.” Qatar’s foreign minister, in comments to al-Jazeera late on Tuesday, did not directly refer to the new list but criticized the four countries for actions which he said were undermining mediation efforts backed by Pindostan. Sheikh Mohammed bin Abd’ul-Rahman al-Thani said:

We see there is a negative behavior aimed at influencing the mediation, either through statements or through (media) leaks which they launch at critical moments.

He reiterated the Qatari position that Doha was ready for dialogue on a range of issues of concern but that it would not negotiate over topics to do with internal affairs and that the boycott against it must be lifted. Tuesday’s statement accused Qatari, Kuwaiti and Yemeni nationals of helping to raise funds for AQ. The statement also said that two Libyan individuals and six groups were suspected of being affiliated with “terrorist groups in Libya.” The groups include two television stations, one of which is affiliated with al-Jazeera television, a militia group based in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi and one of its senior commanders (Haftar – RB). The statement said:

They have received substantial financial support from the Qatari authorities and played an active role in spreading chaos and devastation in Libya.

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Wasserman-Schultz IT Aide Arrested While Attempting To Flee Country, Charged With Bank Fraud
Tyler Durden, Jul 25 2017

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Just a day after reports emerged that the FBI had seized a number of “smashed hard drives” and other computer equipment from the residence Imran Awan, the IT aide of Debbie Wasserman-Schultz, we learn that Awan has been captured at the Dulles airport while attempted to flee the country. According to Fox News, Awan has been charged with bank fraud.

Inexplicably, or perhaps not, Awan has been kept on the payroll of former DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman-Schultz despite a rapidly escalating scandal that potentially involves multiple federal crimes.

Meanwhile, here is a list of the 30 other Democrats that had the Awans on their taxpayer-funded payrolls.

For those who have managed to avoid this story, which wouldn’t be difficult given that the mainstream media has made every attempt to ignore it the Pakistani-born brothers Abid, Imran, and Jamal Awan are at the center of a criminal investigation by Capital Hill Police and the FBI. Up until now, allegations of wrong doing have varied from overcharging taxpayers for congressional IT equipment to blackmailing Congress critturs with secrets captured from the emails of their Demagog employers. Just yesterday we learned that FBI agents reportedly seized a number of “smashed hard drives” and other computer equipment from the Awans’ former residence in Virginia.

FBI agents seized smashed computer hard drives from the home of Florida Demagog Rep Debbie Wasserman Schultz’s information technology (IT) administrator, according to an individual who was interviewed by Bureau investigators in the case and a high level congressional source. Pakistani-born Imran Awan, long-time right-hand IT aide to the former DNC Chairwoman, has since desperately tried to get the hard drives back, the individual told The Daily Caller News Foundation’s Investigative Group. The congressional source, speaking on condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the probe, confirmed that the FBI has joined what Politico previously described as a Capitol Police criminal probe into “serious, potentially illegal, violations on the House IT network” by Imran and three of his relatives, who had access to the emails and files of the more than two dozen House Democrats who employed them on a part-time basis. Capitol Police have also seized computer equipment tied to the Florida crittur.

As background, Imran was first employed in 2004 by former Demagog Rep Robert Wexler as an “information technology director”, before he began working in Rep Debbie Wasserman Schultz’s office in 2005. The family was paid extremely well, with Imran Awan being paid nearly $2m working as an IT support staffer for House Demagogs since 2004. Abid Awan and his wife, Hina Alvi, were each paid more than $1m working for House Democrats. In total, since 2003, the family has collected nearly $5m. The staffer’s services were so important to congressional members, that on Mar 22 2016, eight democrat members of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence issued a letter, requesting that their staffers be granted TS/SCI clearance. Of those that signed the letter were reps Jackie Speier and Andre Carson, the second Muslim in Congress, both of whom employed the Awan brothers. The brothers were also employed by members of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence and the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, such as: Jackie Speier, Andre Carson, Joaquín Castro, Lois Frankel, Robin Kelly and Ted Lieu. Lieu has since openly called for leaks by members of Pres Trump’s administration despite the fact that he may until recently have been under surveillance by a foreign entity.

One bombshell that has been all but ignored by the main stream media is that Imran Awan had access to Debbie Wasserman Schultz’s iPad password, meaning that the brothers also had direct access to the notorious DNC emails. The brothers are accused of removing hundreds of thousands of dollars of equipment from congressional offices, including computers and servers, while also running a procurement scheme in which they bought equipment, then overcharged the House administrative office that assigns such contractors to members. Some congressional technology aides believe that the Awan’s are blackmailing representatives based on the contents of their emails and files, due to the fact that these representatives have displayed unwavering and intense loyalty towards the former aides. Meanwhile, back in March the Daily Caller reported that the Awan brothers were essentially holding their stepmother in “captivity” in order to extort her for money she had stashed away in Pakistan.

Congressional staffers allegedly held their stepmother in “captivity” with violent threats in a plan to use her to access money stashed away in the Middle East. The staffers are suspected of using their positions to enrich themselves. Days before Capitol Police told House members three Pakistani brothers who ran their computer networks may have stolen congressional data, their stepmother called Fairfax County, Virginia police to say the Demagog staffers were keeping her from her husband’s deathbed. A relative described the woman’s life as being completely controlled by the brothers for months while they schemed to take their father’s life insurance. The brothers, who as IT professionals for Congress could read House members’ emails, allegedly used wiretapping devices on their own stepmother and threatened to abduct loved ones in Pakistan if she didn’t give them access to money stowed away in that country.

Of course, if Thugs and/or members of the Trump administration hired foreign-born IT specialists who were suspected of committing a laundry list of federal crimes and then smashed a bunch of hard drives just before skipping town. We’re sure the media would still gloss right over it in much the same way they’re doing for the the Demagogs in this instance.

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Moscow Warns Of “Painful Response” To Pindo Sanctions
Tyler Durden, Zero Hedge, Jul 26 2017

Following yesterday’s almost unanimous House vote to pass new sanctions against Russia, on Wednesday Moscow threatened to retaliate, saying as expected, the action has made it all but impossible to achieve the Trump administration’s goal of improved relations, and vowed to retaliate to the latest sanctions which Russia views as senseless and destructive according to its deputy foreign minister said. As described yesterday, the bill passed by a vote of 419-3 on Tuesday, boosted sanctions against Russia just 3 weeks after Trump and Putin held their first official meeting. The legislation, which now goes to the Senate, requires Trump to seek congressional approval before easing sanctions imposed under the Obama administration for “Russian meddling” in the 2016 presidential elections and its support for separatists in Ukraine. So far Trump has not definitively stated if he will support the bill with the White House sending mixed signals whether Trump will sign it. The bill seeks to impose new economic sanctions against NK, Iran and Russia, and received overwhelming support from congress critturs. Russia’s foreign ministry expects the bill to become law, which would inevitably prompt Moscow to retaliate, Ryabkov warned. Sergey Ryabkov told the media on Wednesday:

What is happening defies common sense. The authors and sponsors of this bill are taking a very serious step towards destroying any potential for normalizing relations with Russia. We told them dozens of times that such actions would not be left without a response. I believe the signal went through even though present-day Faschingstein tends to listen to and hear from no-one but itself.

Russian senator Frants Klintsevich, who chairs the Defense and Security Committee, echoed Ryabkov’s sentiment. He said that Faschingstein’s stance is dragging the world into a new Cold War, and compared the looming new sanctions to the notorious 1974 Jackson–Vanik amendment which targeted the Soviet Union with economic sanctions for obstructing the repatriation of its Jewish citizens to Israel, but survived even after the discriminative policy was canceled. The legislation has been is viewed by many in Russia as an example of unfair economic competition by Pindostan under a pretext of protecting human rights. Klintsevich said:

This will make very difficult, if possible at all, any Pindo-Russian cooperation on solving important international issues, including fighting against terrorism.

Konstantin Kosachyov, chairman of the international affairs committee in Russia’s upper house of parliament, said on Facebook:

Hope is dying, because the anti-Russian consensus in Congress makes dialogue impossible and for a long time. Our response will be painful for the Pindosis.

Alexei Pushkov, Russian upper house of parliament senator said on Twitter:

Trump is a prisoner of Congress and anti-Russian hysteria. This is a new stage of confrontation.

McDonald’s restaurants in Russia aren’t a sacred cow, and should face sanitary sanctions, Pushkov said in a separate tweet. The McDonald’s flack in Russia declined to comment. As Bloomberg notes, the largest McDonald’s in Russia was shuttered for three months in 2014 amid about 250 safety probes of the company’s restaurants by officials after Pindostan imposed sanctions over Russia’s so-called annexation of Crimea. Vladimir Dzhabarov, deputy chairman of the international affairs committee in the upper house, said:

There will be economic and political measures adopted if the Senate and Trump support the bill. Relations are at such a low level that we have nothing to lose.

It wasn’t just Russia. Pindostan bill also sparked concern in Europe. European governments and business leaders fear the sanctions would hurt crucial joint energy projects with Russia and may be motivated by Faschingstein’s desire to take over the European natural gas market from Russia in favor of American liquefied natural gas. In a statement on Wednesday morning, EC head Juncker said:

The bill could have unintended unilateral effects that impact the EU’s energy security interests. This is why the Commission concluded today that if our concerns are not taken into account sufficiently we stand ready to act appropriately with a matter of days. Pindostan First can not mean that Europe’s interests come last>

Finally, the German foreign ministry also chimed in when with its spokesman saying:

Pindostan does not have the right to tell German companies how they should act with foreign business partners.

And so, as we explained a month ago when the various conflicting tensions first emerged, Trump is trapped: unable to veto the bill, as he would be seen as promoting a pro-Russian agenda in a rather “sensitive” time, signing the bill will promptly lead to a deterioration of relations with Europe, whose own relations with Russia appear to have been far more important than the continent let on.

Russia sanctions bill set for passage with bipartisan support
Patrick Martin, WSWS, Jul 25 2017

The Thug-controlled House of Representatives is set to vote Tuesday on legislation that would impose new sanctions on Russia, NK and Iran and deny Pres Trump the usual executive authority to waive sanctions on Russia. House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy scheduled the vote after congressional leaders reached agreement on the legislation in weekend talks, reconciling conflicting versions of sanctions bills passed separately by the House and Senate. The original House version did not include provisions directed against Russia. The Senate bill, which incorporated the anti-Russia provisions, was approved last month by a vote of 98 to 2. Both sides said they could easily marshal the two-thirds vote necessary to override a potential presidential veto in the Senate. The House would likewise have to vote by more than two-thirds to overturn a White House veto, but in that chamber as well it appears that a veto override would carry. The principal issue in the talks is not the economic penalties to be levied on the three countries, which are targeted for aggression and ultimately for regime change by Pindosi imperialism. Both parties agree on the “right” of Faschingstein to impose penalties on governments toward which it is hostile. They were divided on how far to go in limiting Trump’s power to lift sanctions on Russia, given the ongoing campaign by the Demagog Party and the military-intelligence apparatus, backed by the media, attacking Trump as the beneficiary of alleged Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. Speaking on Fox News Sunday, Senate Thug John Thune said:

In the end, the administration will come to the conclusion that an overwhelming majority of Congress has, and that is that we need to sanction Russia for their meddling in the US election. This bill will pass probably overwhelmingly again in the Senate and with a veto-proof majority.

Besides opposition from the White House, largely behind closed doors, there has been public criticism by the EU of at least one provision in the sanctions bill, which bars companies from doing deals with Russian partners where the Russian company owns more than a one-third interest in the venture. This could potentially threaten the Nord Stream II pipeline between Russia and Germany, financed by several Western companies but owned by Russia’s Gazprom. What remains unclear after the bipartisan agreement over the weekend is the exact language that will permit the House minority to introduce legislation to block a presidential decision to lift sanctions on Russia, even if the majority is opposed to such an action. Whatever the exact language, the deal already indicates a significant erosion of support for the Trump White House among both Senate and House Thugs under the impact of the nonstop campaign over alleged Russian interference in the 2016 elections and multiple investigations into possible collusion by the Trump election team. While the White House has dropped any public opposition to the bill, this is mainly because the effort is seen as futile, not because Trump agrees with legislation that amounts to a slap in the face to his administration. Announcing the bipartisan deal on Twitter, House Majority Leader McCarthy declared:

Those who threaten Pindostan and our interests should take notice: your actions have consequences.

In arbitrarily linking Russia to Iran and NK in the same sanctions bill, the Congress critturs revive memories one of the most notorious declarations of Bush 43, who in a similar fashion linked Iraq, Iran and NK in an “axis of evil” before eventually ordering the invasion and occupation of Iraq. The legislation takes as its point of departure the claim that Russia, Iran and NK all represent threats to Pindo national security. This is the pretext used today to justify economic sanctions, but it could be invoked tomorrow as the justification for military operations. The congressional deal came the same weekend as the Aspen Security Forum, at which former DCI Brennan and former DNI Clapper denounced Trump for his supposed softness towards Russia and Pres Putin. Appearing at the same conference, Trump’s own appointees, DCI Pompeo and DNI Coats, said they agreed with the series of findings issued by the intelligence agencies that Russia had intervened in the Pindo elections by hacking into DNC servers and spreading anti-Clinton material on the Internet, in order to help Trump win the election. Top White House aides are under increasing pressure from the congressional and Justice Dept investigations into claims, so far unsupported by evidence, that there was collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia during the 2016 election. Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner, now a principal adviser in the White House, was interviewed for more than two hours Monday by Senate Intelligence Committee staff members.

Besides the point: