Trump Was Right? Obama Admits US Must Partner With Russia To Beat ISIS

Well this is a little awkward. Following John Kerry’s “seeking cooperation” apology tour to Moscow, President Obama appears to be following the path that Donald Trump has suggested as Military.com reports, Obama said Thursday at the Pentagon that The United States must try to broker a deal with Russia to coordinate military operations in Syria and drive the Islamic State group out of that country.
Obama was at The Pentagon to meet with his national security advisers to discuss ongoing strategies in the campaign against the Islamic State group. At a news conference that followed, he said no tactic used by the terrorists will stop the United States from fighting them on every front across the globe.
“We’ll keep working with allies and partners to go after [the Islamic State group] wherever it tries to spread,” the president said.
One partner could be Russia… (via Military.com)
For the last month, the United States and Russia have been negotiating terms that would have their militaries join forces in Syria against the Nusra Front, a formerly al-Qaida-affiliated group targeted by Russian and Syrian government warplanes.

This post was published at Zero Hedge on Aug 7, 2016.

“Is Robot Hillary Melting Down?” – Trump Video Mocks Clinton As A Short-Circuiting Robot

Following Hillary Clinton’s inexplicable Friday afternoon verbal meltdown, in which she admitted that she may have “short-circuited” following claims made in recent interviews that FBI Director James Comey said she was “truthful” about her use of a private email server as secretary of state, we said that “her word choice of ‘short-circuiting’ confirms what many voters in this election feel about Hillary: her answers are memorized, poll tested and scrutinized by hundreds of staffers, almost in a robotic fashion, to ensure she does not ‘bend’ the truth. This is why Hillary does a press interview every 240 days at best.”
More to the point, we said the real question is whether Trump can keep his mouth shut long enough to give Hillary more chances to stick her foot in hers, and do to her own polling what Trump has been so eager to do to his over the past two weeks. To our surprise, not only has Trump managed to do just that, but is now gladly providing “robotic” Hillary with even “more rope”, as the Khan scandal dies down and attention reverts to Hillary’s verbal, and according to Trump mental, “short-circuiting.”
A new video released overnight by the Trump campaign mocks Hillary Clinton as a malfunctioning, “short-circuiting” robot, an obvious reference to her perplexing Friday quote, which Hillary will have a tough time overcoming. “Is robot Hillary melting down,” the video, posted by Trump on his Facebook page Saturday, asks.

This post was published at Zero Hedge on Aug 7, 2016.

Reuters Baffled As Clinton’s Lead Over Trump Suddenly Evaporates

We’re gonna need another polling methodology ‘tweak’…
Having seen her poll numbers suddenly explode higher (and Trump’s collapse) following Reuters’ decision to tweak its polling methodology, it appears we just witnessed ‘Peak Hillary’ as Reuters reports Clinton’s lead over Trump has tumbled back to just 3 points (the poll had a credibility interval of plus or minus 3 percentage points) meaning, as Reuters is forced to admit, that the results suggest the race is roughly even…
Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton’s lead over Republican rival Donald Trump narrowed to less than 3 percentage points, according to a Reuters/Ipsos opinion poll released on Friday, down from nearly eight points on Monday.

This post was published at Zero Hedge on Aug 6, 2016.

A Populist Revolt — For Real This Time

The phrase “populist revolt” has been around for a century. But, except for the three failed presidential campaigns of William Jennings Bryan — 1896, 1900, 1908 — we have not had one.
Yet the phrase has survived. Why? Because the Old Boy Network represented by the Council on Foreign Relations is deathly afraid of it. They and their intellectual spokesmen in the media and academia want the voters to believe that the “yokels from the fringes” are a threat to America.
Until this year, populists have been a mere annoyance. But this year, they finally arrived. There are millions of them, and they are ignoring the media. They cannot be manipulated by the Old Boy Network.
The Old Guard at the Grand Old Party have lost control this year. The situation facing Paul Ryan is representative. He was hesitant in backing Trump. Now Trump has returned the favor in Ryan’s own words. Ryan said this on May 6: “I’m just not ready to do that at this point. I’m not there right now.” Trump said this on August 2: “I’m not quite there yet.”
Next Tuesday, August 9, Ryan could lose the Republican primary in his district. An upstart, Paul Nehlen, is running against him. The Republican Party’s establishment is worried that this could be a replay of 2014, when House Republican Majority Leader Eric Cantor lost to a political unknown.
RYAN AND THE TPP
Ryan is a promoter of Obama’s TPP: the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a 2,000-page monstrosity in which the United States will surrender sovereignty to an Asian version of NAFTA.

This post was published at Gary North on August 05, 2016.

IF TRUMP’S WIFE REALLY IS AN ILLEGAL IMMIGRANT, WHY ARE THE LIBS ATTACKING HER INSTEAD OF FIGHTING FOR HER RIGHTS?

Editor’s Note: Interesting how the script gets flipped in a heartbeat to suit the agenda, isn’t it? The liberal left, usually hard at work championing immigrant rights, is attacking Donald Trump’s wife on what appears to be an irrelevant technicality. Really? How hypocritical can they get?
Melania Trump, formerly known as Melania Knauss, has faced heavy scrutiny ever since independent journalist Jarrett Hill broke the story that presidential candidate Donald Trump’s third wife had plagiarized portions of her speech from a speech First Lady Michelle Obama gave in 2008.
More recently, nude photos of Melania Trump’s modeling days resurfaced, kickstarting a wave of speculative reports regarding the source of the leaked images. But the nude photos tipped off yet another wave of criticism – one that has nothing to do with Melania’s husband, nor hiseconomically catastrophic policies or ever-shifting rhetoric on immigration.
Instead, the left-leaning media is obsessed with an aspect of Melania’s life usually championed by liberals: her immigrant status.

This post was published at The Daily Sheeple on AUGUST 5, 2016.

Don’t Tread on This

Hey, did you know the federal government says that one of this nation’s own Revolutionary War flags is basically ‘hate speech’? That would be the Gadsden Flag, the familiar ‘Don’t Tread On Me’ flag that is quite popular right now. See here.
Ok, as I have said here before, I don’t like to get into ‘diversity’ issues. I find most of them can be traced back to ‘activists’ that have nothing better to do than find ‘hate’ in everything from TV commercials to breakfast foods. But, look, people need to grow up and get over it. What, the Gadsden Flag is ‘hate speech’ because people you don’t agree with fly it? I think you’ll find a lot of people you also don’t agree with fly the current American flag, too. The Ku Klux Klan and various American neo-Nazi parties have all carried the good old Stars and Stripes. Therefore, does that make the Stars and Stripes ‘hate speech’, too?
My gosh, everyone these days needs to be ‘offended’ over something, or find some reason to claim victimhood and seek that special status that affords them the right to weep openly on television talk shows. ‘People never accepted me because I’m a vegan! Someone actually unloaded a family-pack of pork chops from a grocery cart right in front of me! I was so traumatized, I needed to seek professional counseling! I think we need a law that either bans meat altogether or makes it all packed in black plastic bags so it can’t offend anyone!’ Hey, I don’t make this crap up, folks. This is where we’re at now. Everyone wants to be a victim and have a cause to trumpet with bumper stickers and t-shirts. And their own ‘activists’.

This post was published at Lew Rockwell on August 6, 2016.

GAYLE’S LETTER TO REINCE PRIEBUS

Reince Priebus
Republican National Committee
P. O. Box 96994
Washington DC 20090-6994
RE: 2016 Congressional District Census
Dear Mr. Priebus:
I recently received from you a plea – your second notice – that I complete and return the survey of my views on current issues in the United States. My views would help the party develop a campaign strategy for the important weeks ahead.
I recently dropped my registration in the Republican Party, so my opinions are irrelevant to your survey. I do, however, hope that the views expressed in this note will be of help.
I have been a registered Republican since 1969. As I have gotten older and wiser, it has become apparent to me that the GOP is the second head (a donkey represents the other) of a creature that is run by wealthy, powerful, and evil entities which have gained control of nearly every institution and business in this country. Oh, the heads squabble dramatically for the voters, and are fairly successful in convincing us that they really have a different agenda for the future, but the charade is wearing thin. The emperor’s clothes are fading away. Enter Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump, offering some truth that the powers-that-be find intolerable. I understand that none of this is news to you.

This post was published at The Burning Platform on August 4, 2016.

Trump’s Road To The White House Still Open

Submitted by Patrick Buchanan via Buchanan.org,
At stake in 2016 is the White House, the Supreme Court, the Senate and, possibly, control of the House of Representatives.
Hence, Republicans have a decision to make…
Will they set aside political and personal feuds and come together to win in November, after which they can fight over the future of the party, and the country? Or will they split apart, settling scores now, lose it all, and, then, after November, begin a battle to allocate blame for a historic defeat that will leave wounds that will never heal.
Republicans have been here before.
After the crushing defeat of 1964, Govs. Nelson Rockefeller, George Romney and William Scranton, whose principles required them to abandon Barry Goldwater, discovered that, when the cheering of the press stopped, they carried the mark of Cain.

This post was published at Zero Hedge on Aug 5, 2016.

New York Times Relentlessly Biased Against Trump, Reports New York Times.

An astonishing piece appeared in the New York Times (NYT) recently. It reported a fierce bias in the Times’s coverage of politics and current affairs, most notably when it comes to Donald Trump. The bias turns up not just in the opinion pages but in the News, reports Liz Spayd, the new ‘public editor,’ a position once called the ombudsman.
But the surprise does not end there. Spayd’s report is based on letters from liberal readers, which are filling her inbox to overflowing. Here are some examples that she cites:
‘You’ve lost a subscriber because of your relentless bias against Trump – and I’m not even a Republican,’ writes an Arizonan.
‘I never thought I’d see the day when I, as a liberal, would start getting so frustrated with the one-sided reporting that I would start hopping over to the Fox News webpage to read an article and get the rest of the story that the NYT refused to publish,’ writes a woman from California.

This post was published at Lew Rockwell on August 5, 2016.

New York Times Fails to Disclose Op-Ed Writer’s Ties to Hillary Clinton’s ‘Principal Gatekeeper’

Today, everyone is talking about Michael Morell’s Op-Ed in the New York Times in which the former acting director of the CIA strongly endorses Hillary Clinton while calling Donald Trump ‘an unwitting agent of the Russian Federation.’
At the end of the piece the New York Times informs readers that:
Michael J. Morell was the acting director and deputy director of the Central Intelligence Agency from 2010 to 2013.
That’s a pretty brief bio and leaves out some material information about what the man’s been up to since. For example, Mr. Morell is a Senior Counselor for D. C.-based international consulting firm, Beacon Global Strategies. So who runs Beacon Global Strategies?
Well, one of its founders is a man named Philippe Reines. Here’s an excerpt from his bio:
From 2009-2013, Mr. Reines served as the Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Strategic Communications and Senior Communications Advisor to Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, who he has worked for since 2002. In that role, Mr. Reines traveled to more than 110 countries with Secretary Clinton as part of her senior team, responsible for crafting and executing the strategic media goals of the Secretary of State.

This post was published at Liberty Blitzkrieg on Michael Krieger | Posted Friday Aug 5, 2016.

Former CIA Head Accuses Trump Of Being “An Unwitting Agent Of Russia”, Here’s What He Did Not Say

Former acting director and deputy director of the Central Intelligence Agency from 2010 to 2013, Michael Morell has penned a NYTimes’ Op-Ed endorsing Hillary Clinton and claiming “Mr. Putin has recruited Mr. Trump as an unwitting agent of the Russian Federation.”
But as one commenter details, while Michael Morell portrays himself as some sort of bipartisan warrior, this is not true. He’s been vying for a position in a potential Hillary Clinton administration for three years now. Since he won’t disclose his close ties with Hillary Clinton, we will…
He was an active participant in painting the Benghazi attacks as caused by YouTube video. When Hillary Clinton says ‘best information provided by the intelligence community” she is referring to her man in the CIA: Michael Morel Morell was the CIA official who crafted the “talking points” on Benghazi with the Obama White House according to his own testimony in 2014 to Congress. In emails later uncovered by Congress, CIA Director David Petraeus called the resulting talking-point language ‘useless.’
In 2013, he left the CIA to join a Wash DC consultancy group with strong links to Hillary Clinton. Beacon Global Strategies, Morell’s employer, is a ten-person firm whose co-founders include Philippe Reines, a senior counselor to Hillary Clinton when she ran the State Department. Reines is still her spokesman, serving in that capacity in what New York magazine calls ‘a second full-time job. ‘And if she runs again… Reines will be onboard,’ the magazine concluded in Ferbruary 2014. Meaning that Morell, as a senior official at Beacon, will also likely be part of the Clinton spin machine.
So with that in mind, here is Morell’s Op-Ed “I Ran the C. I. A. Now I’m Endorsing Hillary Clinton”…

This post was published at Zero Hedge on Aug 5, 2016.

In Latest Scandal, Trump Retracts Statement He Saw Video Of “Iran Cash Exchange” Just As Clip Emerges

In what has emerged as the latest scandal involving Donald Trump, the presidential candidate on Friday retracted a statement that he had seen a video on TV of a plane carrying $400 million in cash to Iran, money which as the WSJ reported earlier this week was allegedly made as a ransom payment to free 4 US hostages held by Iran. The statement was a rare reversal of comments he made on the campaign trail earlier this week.
‘The plane I saw on television was the hostage plane in Geneva, Switzerland, not the plane carrying $400 million in cash going to Iran!’ Trump tweeted.
Earlier in the week Trump had gone into detail about seeing footage of the money in responding to the news that the U. S. had transferred $400 million to Iran in January at the same time that American hostages were being released from the country. ‘I’ll never forget the scene this morning,’ Mr. Trump said at a rally in Florida Wednesday. ‘And remember this. Iran – I don’t think you’ve heard this anywhere but here – Iran provided all of that footage, the tape, of taking that money off that airplane, right?
‘Now here’s the amazing thing: over there, where that plane landed – top secret, they don’t have a lot of paparazzi. You know, the paparazzi doesn’t do so well over there, right?’ he said. ‘And they have a perfect tape done by obviously a government camera and the tape is of the people taking the money of the plane, right? That means that in order to embarrass us further, Iran sends us the tapes, right? It’s a military tape. It was a tape that was a perfect angle – nice and steady. Nobody getting nervous because they’re going to be shot because they’re shooting a picture of money pouring off a plane,’ he said.

This post was published at Zero Hedge on Aug 5, 2016.

Two-Party-System Implodes As Top Republicans Formally Support Democrat

The list of Republicans who support Hillary Clinton is growing – quickly … Richard Armitage, Henry Paulson, Brent Scowcroft. Three big-name former George W. Bush administration officials in the past few weeks have announced that they are supporting Hillary Clinton in 2016 – all because Donald Trump is simply a bridge too far for them. -Boston Globe
Trump may be a ‘bridge too far,’ but why are Republicans voting for Hillary Clinton?
In fact, this election has revealed the truth about the US two-party system.
There is only one party: pro-war and pro-technocratic (corporatist).
The fundamental mythology of US politics is that the Democrats are socialist-oriented and Republicans believe in freedom and individual human rights.
But Hillary is corporatist, not socialist.
Meanwhile Trump, whose rhetoric sometimes adopts certain libertarian and free-market overtones, is pilloried by Republican leaders who increasingly state they will vote for Hillary.
More:

This post was published at Zero Hedge on Aug 4, 2016.

An Angry White House Snaps Over Secret Iran “Hostage” Payment: “Why Is That Relevant”

Having been exposed for giving $1.7 billion of US taxpayer money to Iran – coincidental (we are told to believe) with the release of 4 Americans and the signing of the US-Iran nuclear accord – The White House is coming out swinging.
Trump didn’t waste any time:
“Our incompetent Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was the one who started talks to give 400 million, in cash, to Iran. Scandal!” he tweeted.
And then, as RealClearPolitics reports, White House spokesman Josh Earnest today accused critics of the Iran nuclear deal of “lying to the American public” for questioning whether a $400 million cash payment to Iran could have been used to fund terrorism.
Read that again! But Earnest then went on to say that while admitting the cash was handed over, it was also possible it was used for nefarious activities…

This post was published at Zero Hedge on Aug 3, 2016.

Japanese Government Shifts Further Toward Authoritarianism and Militarism

We’re going to war – either hybrid in nature to break the Russian state back to its 1990s subordination, or a hot war (which will destroy our country). Our citizens should know this, but they don’t because our media is dumbed down in its ‘Pravda’-like support for our ‘respectable,’ highly aggressive government. We are being led, as C. Wright Mills said in the 1950s, by a government full of ‘crackpot realists: in the name of realism they’ve constructed a paranoid reality all their own.’ Our media has credited Hillary Clinton with wonderful foreign policy experience, unlike Trump, without really noting the results of her power-mongering. She’s comparable to Bill Clinton’s choice of Cold War crackpot Madeleine Albright as one of the worst Secretary of States we’ve had since … Condi Rice? Albright boasted, ‘If we have to use force it is because we are America; we are the indispensable nation. We stand tall and we see further than other countries into the future.’
Hillary’s record includes supporting the barbaric ‘contras’ against the Nicaraguan people in the 1980s, supporting the NATO bombing of the former Yugoslavia, supporting the ongoing Bush-Iraq War, the ongoing Afghan mess, and as Secretary of State the destruction of the secular state of Libya, the military coup in Honduras, and the present attempt at ‘regime change’ in Syria. Every one of these situations has resulted in more extremism, more chaos in the world, and more danger to our country. Next will be the borders of Russia, China, and Iran. Look at the viciousness of her recent AIPAC speech (don’t say you haven’t been warned). Can we really bear to watch as Clinton ‘takes our alliance [with Israel] to the next level’? Where is our sense of proportion? Cannot the media, at the least, call her out on this extremism? The problem, I think, is this political miasma of ‘correctness’ that dominates American thinking (i.e. Trump is extreme, therefore Hillary is not).

This post was published at Liberty Blitzkrieg on Aug 3, 2016.

3 Billionaires Join Forces to Take Down Trump

Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton emerged from last week’s DNC with a nine-percentage-point lead over GOP candidate Donald Trump.
In a two-way head-to-head matchup, Clinton now tops Trump 52% to 43%, CNNreported Monday (Aug. 1).
This isn’t surprising news, considering these kinds of popularity bumps usually happen in the wake of a political convention. On July 25 – the Monday following the RNC – Trump had a six-percentage-point lead (44%) over Clinton (39%), according toPolitico.
However, Clinton’s post-powwow jumpis noticeably larger. And she can thank her recently acquired ‘billionaire boys’ club’ partly for that – each of whom is currently working to take down Trump…
You see, over the past week Clinton has campaigned one-on-one with three of America’s most powerful multi-billionaires:

This post was published at Wall Street Examiner by Money Morning Staff Reports ‘ August 3, 2016.