Pres Putin Told Mike Pompeo: "It's time to restore US-Russia ties..."
At Odds on Many Fronts, US and Russia Hope for Better Ties
5-14-19, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in Sochi Russia meeting with Pres Putin and Sergey Lavrov. A day after US President Donald Trump said he would meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin at the G20 summit of leaders in Japan in June, 2019. Mr Lavrov said it has not received a formal proposal but, “If such a proposal is received, we will respond to it in a positive way.”
At the start of their meeting, Mr Lavrov said both countries are overdue to dispel “suspicions and prejudices” and to “start building a new constructive framework” of how Russia and the US see each other. Putin told Pompeo he hoped to restore relations and that the conclusion of the special counsel Mueller's investigation into Russia's interference in the 2016 election meant that was possible. More here
Exposed: Eight Years of Media Lies About the Syrian Civil War - Reporter for Der Spiegel, Claas Relotius May Face Charges
5-7-19, * -- Recently Claas Relotius, a German reporter for Der Spiegel, wrote a piece about being embedded with a militia patrolling the Arizona border for illegal migrants. Gullible German leftist readers were regaled with tales of the militia, … with novelistic accounts of pro-Trump Americans that confirmed all the stereotypes of Der Spiegel’s readers. However, much of the article was factually wrong and that Relotius had never even bothered talking to the people he claimed to have been writing about. And a woman doing media relations for the militia contacted Der Spiegel and informed the magazine that he had never been there. That was the beginning of the end of the big lie about the recent Middle Eastern wars/events:
Reportedly, there are at least six boys who started the Syrian war with that grafitti. Some of them are actually men. They all have different names. Some have different ages. Even the accounts of the ages of their friends who were also there, ranging from 9-year-olds to adults, vary wildly between different stories from major media outlets.
In their sensationalist stories about how the Syrian Civil War began, media outlets failed to even acknowledge that other outlets had published claims that fundamentally contradicted their own. Instead, journalists who claimed to have interviewed the boy[s] in cafes, safe houses or ruined cities posing smilingly for photos or hiding their faces were celebrated and even honored.
Reporting on a war in another country is tricky, the media insists on the right to fact check conservatives and erase them from social media, but fails at the most elementary levels fact checking when it comes to its own stories.
Claas Relotius was only the latest media journalist to wade into the story of the boy who started the war. He was lying; but it was a lie so commonplace in his industry that it was normative behavior. The 6 boys’ story is undeniable proof that the media cannot be trusted to police its own facts, let alone those of its political opponents. That it is not an industry of facts, but an assembly line of propaganda. And that it’s reporting on major issues, including wars in other countries, is quite often fake news.
If you don’t believe that, ask the media how the Syrian Civil War started. Then ask if his name was Mohamed, Naief, Bashir, Mouawiya, or Abdulrahman.
Daniel Greenfield is a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the David Horowitz Freedom Center. This article previously appeared at the Center's Front Page Magazine at the above link.
*Excerpted and adapted full original message from Daniel Greenfield here
Der Spiegel 'fake news' reporter could face charges - BBC News-Dec 23, 2018
4-22-19, SCMP.com -- The German reporter Claas Relotius, accused by top news agencies for solicited donations for Syrian orphans and faking stories ... Relotius told Spiegel he regretted his actions and was deeply ashamed. “I am sick and I need to get help.” More here
Venezuela Presidency and Mayhem
2-14-19, German citizen, 74 yr old Mr Klaus Roth a social worker who helped with Germany's 2015 migrant influx must vacate the his own home of 24 yrs ... allowing foreign migrants to move in. Mr Roth must move to apartment half the size of his current home of 1614 sq ft. According to the principle of communal solidarity, the allocations are made according to the number of inhabitants. Around 1,430 asylum seekers are currently housed in Esslingen County.
Only Hours Apart the USA, Russia and France Launch Nuclear Capable Missiles
2-6-19, Newsweek -- In recent days the U.S. and Russia have suspended their 1987 Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces (INF) treaty banning land-based missiles with ranges from 310 to 3,420 miles following Washington's accusations that Moscow violated the deal with its new Novator 9M729 missile [here].
As the two sides continued to swap threats of escalation, three countries believed to have the most nuclear weapons in the world demonstrated their strategic capabilities "launched" missiles NOT equipped with nuclear warheads and all were likely scheduled far in advance, they came at a period of major uncertainty as follows:
- French military said its air force conducted a rare test Monday, Feb 4, 2019 of the nuclear-capable medium-range air-to-surface missile (ASMP).
- The U.S. then fired a nuclear-capable Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) later Tuesday, Feb 5, 2019 night in local time
- and, about an hour and a half later, the Russian armed forces fired a nuclear-capable RS-24 Yars ICBM
Russia demands US destroy missile systems, strike drones
17 hours ago - U.S., Russia and France all launch nuclear-capable missiles within hours after INF treaty falls apart https://t.co/vkPZbkLkwc pic.twitter.com/ ...
NASA & Europe Launching 'Probes' to Collide With An Asteroid Attempting to Change Its Orbit and/or examine interior of rock
2-4-19, The Baltimore Sun -- The Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) program's design was done by researchers from the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory; the goal is to use a refrigerator-sized object to smash into and deflect an asteroid from Earth. A little 'nudge' early enough to alter an object’s orbit and cause it to miss an impact with Earth is the plan. The DART Test plan to avert catastrophe and NASA’s first mission not just to explore space, but to defend against it. [What could possibly go wrong?]
Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) Mission | NASA
6-25-18, NASA -- DART will be the first demonstration of the kinetic impact technique to change the motion of an asteroid in space.
Didymos Size: 2500 ft diameter
[Note: Pyramid at Ghiza circumference appx 3,000 feet]
March 25, 2013, Miriam Kramer Space.com -- In 2022 scientists in Europe and the United States are moving forward with plans to intentionally smash a spacecraft into the 2500 foot diameter 'Didymos' asteroid to see inside the space rock. The European-led Asteroid Impact and Deflection Assessment mission [AIDA], is slated to launch in 2019 to send two spacecraft — one built by scientists in the U.S, and the other by the European Space Agency — on a three-year voyage to the asteroid Didymos and its companion, 'Didymos.' The asteroids were discovered in 1996 and at present orbit have no chance of impacting the Earth making them a great target for this kind of mission.
6-25-18, Humankind's first mission to a binary [made of two things or parts] asteroid system 'Didymos' is named for the Greek goddess of marriage. [Interesting it's also the name of 'Doubting Thomas:' John 11:16, 20:24-25, 21:2]. Hera would fly to the 2600 foot diameter mountain-sized main body 'Didymos' that is orbited by a 500 ft diameter 'moon,' informally called ‘Didymoon.’
4-3-15, The European Space Agency plans to launch its 'Asteroid Impact Mission' [AIM] probe. It'll travel over the course of a year or so, Aorbit Didymoon, mapping its surface and collecting data on its mass and overall structure. Current plans also call for it to send out a pair of smaller satellites to collect more data, as well as a lander that would touch down on Didymoon itself — becoming just the fourth craft (if Japan's current Hayabusa-2 mission is a success) to make a controlled landing on an asteroid.
Cost to deflect an asteroid in 2022 | here
Projected cost: Europe's AIM probe $194 million and NASA's DART $150 million...
Four titles: AIM Mission, HERA Mission, AIDA Mission, DART Mission
All intended to either examine interior of the rock or divert its orbit ... or both.
Weakened Relations Between Russia & Iran
Strengthened Relations Between Russia & Israel
Report: RUSSIA ATTACKS TARGETS HELD BY IRANIAN MILITIA IN SYRIA
2-4-19, According to the al-Quds al-Arabi daily after years of collaboration between Russia and Iran propping the Syrian regime of Bashar Assad, recently there have been signs of feuds between the nations. Tensions have escalated in relations between Russia and Iran, especially following Iran-linked bases and groups being targeted in Syria by Israel with Moscow’s prior knowledge.
Recently in the Al Monitor website, Russian political expert Anton Mardasov wrote an analysis: “The controversy between Moscow and Tehran has always been a part of the Syrian conflict. However, the debates between the two have started to become more political in nature, influencing the future of Syria’s armed forces and other military entities.”
Israel has immediately taken advantage of this situation and sided with Russia in order to establish a united front against Iran. According to the Deutsche Welle website, “Russia and Iran are distancing from one another in Syria. Taking its place is strengthening relations and increasing ties between Russia and Israel, aiming to decrease Iran’s influence in Syria to the point of forcing Tehran out of this country.”
Israel will not accept a Shiite government on its borders. All the while, Russia considers Iran’s presence and influence in Syria as an element undermining its efforts to establish cease-fire across the Levant and of course, its future interests in this strategic country.
Reportedly Saudis and allies trying to extend oil cooperation with Russia
2-5-19, CNBC -- Iran in particular opposes steps towards institutionalizing the alliance, OPEC and worries...
Iran Oil Industry Faces Bleak Outlook
2-6-19, Bloomberg -- Turkey’s imports of Iranian crude have remained constant at about 150,000 barrels a day, and Japan and South Korea have continued to take regular shipments, said Ezzatollah Moslehi, the deputy director for international affairs at state-run National Iranian Oil Co. The country’s crude output has yet to recover to pre-revolution levels and is unlikely to do so for...
Wild crude oil price swings may be new normal for markets as US, Russia and Saudis vie for influence
2-5-19, CNBC -- Booming U.S. oil production and the rise of the United States to become the world's largest producer has certainly factored in the shift away from OPEC as the main entity controlling supply and prices. Expected that the U.S. Iranian sanctions would take most of Iran's oil off the market; but by fall, when sanctions were close to going into effect, the US granted some exemptions to countries that buy Iranian crude and oil prices tanked.
Israel Prime Minister Netanyahu to Visit Moscow
Thursday, February 21. 2019
Feb 5, 2019, Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin February 21, 2019 in Moscow. Reportedly, they will discuss regional affairs, the situation in Syria and the strengthening of the security coordination between Israel and Syria's armies. Sources: RT.com; The Times of Israel; Haaretz
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Report: Russia attacks targets held by Iranian militia in Syria
2-6-19, The Jerusalem Post -- Report only 20 hours old and not confirmed -- Russian forces blew up bridges on the Euphrates river held by Iranian militias several days ago. This is the first time the Russians attacked Iranian targets in Syria. The information came from a senior Syrian official who refused to be identified, and was reported in Bas News, a Kurdish news website.
Iran to move weapons site from Damascus airport due to Israeli attacks ...
2-7-19, Iran has continued to build up its weapons facilities at Damascus airport ... On Wednesday, 2-6-19, the Kurdish news agency Bas News reported that this week Russia even blew up several bridges under the control of Iranian militias ...
Crowds screaming “Death to America” & “Death to Israel” Islamic Revolution
2-1-19, TimesofIsrael -- Iran celebrating the 40th anniversary of the country’s Islamic Revolution that toppled the US-backed shah. The Feb 11, 1979 revolution overturned 2,500 years of monarchical rule and brought hard-line Shiite clerics to power; a civilization based on rage and hate.
Iranians trample on US flag
2-1-19, Iranian followers of Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini chased the Shah Mohammed Reza Pahlavi from Iran. On February 11, 1979, Iranian loyalists and misguided foreign policymakers didn't make the right decision when Iran’s general staff declared the neutrality of the armed forces and troops are ordered back to their barracks, guaranteeing the Islamic Revolution’s success.
The Shah, wife and family were exiled with death sentences on their heads. Asylum was granted in Egypt for awhile, then Morocco, the Bahamas, Mexico and Switzerland where the Shah was under medical care for cancer. In October 1979 US Pres Jimmie Carter accepted him into the USA. He eventually went back to Egypt where - at age 60 - he on July 27, 1980 died near the Nile river at Aswan Egypt.
March 26, 2019, 40 Year Anniversary
Iran crowds scream death to Israel!
Israel-Egyptian peace agreement signed
March 26, 1979 Israel-Egyptian peace agreement signed ... ending three decades of hostilities between Egypt and Israel establishing diplomatic and commercial ties.
Then two years later the Egyptian leader Anwar Sadat was assassinated.
In 1981 Islamic extremists killed Anwar Sadat in Cairo. Sadat made bold decisions especially in foreign affairs; his reputation was largely based on his decision in 1977 to journey to the camp of Egypt’s foe, the Jewish state of Israel, to make peace that was signed in 1979.
What has happened to the family of the Shah of Iran after his exile from Iran in 1979?
The Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF Treaty) of weapons of intermediate & shorter range missiles between the United States and Soviet Union (now Russian Federation) was signed in Washington, D.C. by President Ronald Reagan and Soviet General Secretary Mikhail Gorbachev and approved by the United States Senate and ratified on June 1, 1988.
On February 1, 2019, the US Sec of State Mike Pompeo announced that the U.S. is pulling out of the INF treaty with Russia as Russia has violated it. Not the first time the USA and other nations have complained that Russia was in violation; only Pres Trump is strong enough to actually DO something about it. Technically, a U.S. withdrawal would take effect six months after this week's notification, leaving a small window for saving the treaty. The treaty would be in place 31 years on June 1, 2019. More here
In 2015 Chaos As Hungary Blocks Migrants at Serbian Border - 2019 Foreign Minister Says UN migration plan imperils whole world!
Czech Republic Pays Migrants $4500.00 GO HOME!
1-21-19, CZECH REPUBLIC HAS DECIDED funding the foreign migrants [$4500. each] to go home would cost taxpayers “far less” than if migrant groups remained in the country.
UN migration package ‘peril for world’, says Hungarian ...
1-18-19, The United Nations Global Migration Compact is “clearly a peril for the whole world”, which could trigger further waves of migration, Foreign Minister Péter Szijjártó told MTI by phone from Liechtenstein. More here
U.S., Israel, others say ‘no’ to global migration compact ...
1-15-19, The United Nations, would require Israel to accept migrants in the name of legitimate global migration. Israel has no obligation, legal or moral, to accept the Sudanese and Eritrean migrants ...
12-26-18, Ukraine 'blinks' ... After a maritime conflict with Moscow in the Black Sea in late November 2018, acting Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko accused Russia of having sharply raised its military presence on the border, with Ukraine warning of the threat of 'full-scale war' and imposed 30 day martial law. He said that Ukraine had boosted its defenses during the 30 days of martial law, which was imposed in 10 regions that adjoin either Russia's borders or areas controlled by Moscow-backed separatists, as well as along the coast of the Sea of Azov and the Black Sea. Poroshenko also said that one of the reasons to end the martial law was the presidential election scheduled for March 31, 2019. Campaigning and elections are banned under martial law, he explained. Critics previously attacked the acting president, saying he used the incident in the Sea of Azov and the martial law to improve his ratings. More from Daily Mail here
Main Stream Hysteria Over the Ships in the Black Sea - Another view from Russia
Near the Russian Naval Base the Crimea Kerch Bridge  was recently constructed by Russia, it is an engineering marvel of the 21st century; I traveled across it twice on a recent ten day tour. Security is very tight as Ukraine continually threatens to destroy it by bomb laden tourist buses or with ships sailing under it.
I would expect Haley to make a statement  while she still has the chance, the report is so biased that it has no relevance to the actual incident it is the same old ‘Russia poisoned their own spy,’ when UK’s MI6 clowns actually were to blame. The UK is more than happy to join the anti-Russia band wagon as a smoke screen on their own problems because of the USA FISA court treason of their MI6 involvement.
Some history: Crimea has belonged to Russia for more than four centuries*; it has been a part of Russia since there was a Russia. In 1945 the Yalta [Crimea] Treaty  that ended WWII with Germany was signed at Yalta between, Churchill, Stalin and Roosevelt. Russian Christianity was born in Crimea more than four centuries ago at Sevastopol. In the 1950s Nikita Khrushchev gave Crimea to Ukraine friends; it was a political “gift.”
* Crimea History: In March 2014, following the Ukrainian revolution and subsequent takeover of the territory by pro-Russian separatists and Russian Armed Forces, a Crimea-only referendum election was held but deemed unconstitutional by the Ukrainian Constitutional Court, was held to vote on leaving Ukraine and join Russia; the official result was that a large majority of Crimeans wished to join with Russia. Here
 Kerch Bridge here
 Nikki Haley here
 Yalta 1945 Conference here Crimea History here
Finland: Cleaning Undergrowth, Dead Trees Proper Forest Management Prevents Devastating Wildfires Such As California's
12-12-18, Canada Free Press -- Finnish president Sauli Niinistö didn't understand “raking” with heavy machinery is cleaning the forest undergrowth & debris. The “confusion” over what President Trump said unfortunately came initially from the Finnish side, as even our media thought “raking” meant only light removal of leaves, pine cones and other debris from forest floors. The forest service in Finland does carry out controlled burns of the forest floor mostly to clear away underbrush and also promote new saplings. [..snip] Finland manages its forests for timber, wildlife, controlled fires—and protection of nearby homes and people. Its lessons can and should be applied elsewhere. President Trump understands that. More here
Trump's Right About California's Fires: It Wasn't Climate Change
Nov 27, 2018 - In a 2006 report, the Western Governors’ Association warned that, “…over time the fire-prone forests that were not thinned, burn in uncharacteristically destructive wildfires… …In the long term, leaving forests overgrown (makes them) prone to unnaturally destructive wildfires…”
Have a Very Intolerant Day
This year it was celebrated at the World Tolerance Summit at the Armani Hotel in Dubai [a Muslim nation]. A photo of the event shows three Arab Muslim men in burnooses sitting under the Summit's subtitle, "Prospering from Pluralism: Embracing Diversity through Innovation and Collaboration."
- Diversity is great. As long as it’s limited to Muslim men.
- Pluralism is fantastic. But you’re not allowed to leave Islam.
- And tolerance is applied equally to Muslim men and other Muslim men on Tolerance Day.
Key conferences were held in three countries in a permanent state of war: Russia, Korea and Turkey.
- The Turkey tolerance conference featured a renewal of Turkey’s emergency law after over 10,000 Kurds were killed by Turkish authorities.
- After the Korean tolerance conference, North Korea sent armed infiltrators across the border.
- And during the Moscow tolerance conference, Chechen Islamic terrorists attacked a hospital and took thousands of hostages.
- The 1995 score read: Intolerance 3, Tolerance 0.
The trouble with tolerance is that tolerant people rarely go around advocating it. Tolerant people tolerate, rather than advocate. The United Nations says all the right things and does all the wrong things. The tolerant ends always justify the intolerant means. The best way to celebrate the International Day of Tolerance is to stop tolerating the United Nations.
*Excerpted and adapted full original report from Daniel Greenfield here
Egypt’s el-Sisi on World Migration: “For those [nations] who close the door to us, I say that we have nothing to reproach anyone about but ourselves."
"Instead of asking why these countries are closing their doors, ask yourself why Afghans in Afghanistan do not care about the fate of their country. Why are they fighting for forty years to kill each other and self-destruct? This question also arises for other countries like Pakistan and … Egypt too. It is also relevant for Syria, Iraq, Libya, Yemen and Somalia. Why do we behave this way?
We have an obligation to criticize ourselves: Are we protecting our own states? Do the leaders of the states I am talking about (the Muslim states) have no obligation to be more equitable, more respectful and more considerate of their people? And do not they have the duty to make concessions, to sit down to table and solve their problems, whether in Afghanistan, Syria, Iraq or Libya? Why do they not? You want to go the heads of European states, whether in England, Germany, Italy or elsewhere, who close their borders to protect the fruit of long years of hard work and effort to build an evolved society! We ask that they open their doors to us, while we want to impose our culture, even though it is far from their own, especially in the field of work and effort. Our work ethic is different from theirs, they have a rigorous ethic, they do not agree with any privilege or carelessness in the field of work or training. On the other hand, we allow ourselves, sometimes in an exaggerated way, pass-rights and complacency. [..snip]
I just judge from what I see and what I understand about events happening on this subject. It’s not possible, it’s been more than forty years that you kill each other and you want me to let you in? No! Want to solve your problems? Solve them in your countries. That’s why I say to the Egyptians, “take care of your country!”
As for those who close the door to us, I say that in this we have nothing to reproach anyone about but ourselves." More here
Sweden Pays The Most to Foreign Migrants to Go Home =
$3,460.00 per person and Germany pays $1,226.00 per person
More here and here
1 Corinthians 9:22
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