23:53 [Sputnik Deutschland] (D)
Die Lieferungen der russischen Raketentriebwerke RD-180, die in den US-amerikanischen Atlas-V-Trägerraketen verwendet werden, laufen mindestens bis 2023. Das hat der Hersteller der Triebwerke, das russische Rüstungsunternehmen Energomasch, unter Berufung auf den Chef des russisch-US-Gemeinschaftsunternehmens RD AMROSS, Michael Baker, mitgeteilt.
0:02 [Strategic Culture Foundation] (E)
Anyone still calling America “the land of the free” is delusional at best. Things continue to go from bad to worse in the United States, and people are feeling it. So much so, that a record number of Americans no longer want to live in the United States at all.
23:44 [Le Peuple] (F)
Un camionneur de la région de Montréal démarre le bal en lançant une manifestation de gilets jaunes dimanche à Victoriaville.
13:50 [Zero Hedge] (E)
President Trump brushed off a report by the Washington Post stating that he "has gone to extraordinary lengths to conceal details" of his discussions with Russian President Vladimir Putin - telling Fox News host Jeanine Pirro in a phone interview that he would be willing to release the details of a private conversation in Helsinki last summer....
13:49 [RT] (D)
Von Zlatko Percinic - US-Präsident Donald Trump schlägt über Twitter oft wild um sich - berechtigt oder unberechtigt - an die Adresse der Medien, gegen Politiker und Regierungen. Aber er ist auch selbst Ziel derartiger Anfeindungen. Für alles, was schief läuft, wird Trump verantwortlich gemacht.
13:40 [youtube/RonPaulLibertyReport] (E)
Economic collapse? More social media censorship? Will we get out of Syria? Legendary trends forecaster Gerald Celente joins today`s Liberty Report to let us know what he expects for 2019!
20:47 [antikrieg.com] (D)
Mit der jüngsten Legalisierung von Hanf in den Vereinigten Staaten von Amerika kann man sich die Frage stellen, warum er überhaupt illegal war. Da es sich um eine nicht psychoaktive Form von Cannabis handelte, war seine Verwendung ausschließlich industriell. Man muss kein Libertärer sein, um zu erkennen, dass das Verbot von Hanf zu den absurdesten und sinnlosesten Gesetzen gehört, die unsere Regierung im zwanzigsten Jahrhundert verabschiedet hat.
21:15 [The American Conservative] (E)
...No surprise: Senator Mitt Romney does not like President Donald Trump, as he recently explained in The Washington Post. But what, one wonders, was the former GOP presidential candidate thinking two years ago when he supped with the man he now claims to deplore while seeking an appointment as secretary of state? Much of Romney’s complaint is over manners. Yes, the president is a boor. Most people, including many of Trump’s supporters, recognize that. Trump won not because of his etiquette but because of what he stood for—and against.
12:52 [The Future of Freedom Foundation] (E)
The greater the power, the more dangerous the abuse.” — Edmund Burke. Folks, it’s time to break the cycle. Let’s make 2019 the year we say no to the laundry list of abuses—cruel, brutal, immoral, unconstitutional and unacceptable—that have been heaped upon us by the government for way too long.
11:51 [Anti-Spiegel] (D)
Alle Welt redet von Trumps Mauer an der Grenze zu Mexiko. Die Medien überschlagen sich in Meldungen, die alle die Schuld für den Streit bei Trump sehen, der 5 Milliarden Dollar für die Mauer ausgeben will. Die Demokraten blockieren deshalb den Haushalt und wir lesen jeden Tag, das Trumps Sturheit das Problem ist. Aber ist das so? Um zu sehen, worum es in dem Streit geht, helfen die nackten Zahlen: Der US-Haushalt, um den es geht, umfasst 4.407 Milliarden, das bedeutet, dass die Mauer mit 5 Milliarden kaum mehr als 0,1% des Haushaltes ausmacht.
5:57 [Querdenkende] (D)
Entsprechend dem Gleichnis mit den Mauern in manch Köpfen bestätigt dieser 45. US-Präsident, was sie reell anrichten kann. The Donald hielt für neun Minuten seine erste Rede an die Nation zur besten Sendezeit, um die Moral zu entdecken. Dabei stellt er sein Mexiko-Grenzmauerprojekt in den Vordergrund, spricht von einer „humanitären und Sicherheitskrise“ an der Grenze zu Mexiko. Einen 18-tägigen Shutdown scheint er dabei in Kauf zu nehmen.
8:04 [The American Conservative] (E)
On December 19, as Christmas Day was fast approaching, Donald Trump delivered an early holiday gift to American troops stationed in Syria: pretty soon they would be packing their bags and getting out. To illustrate the point, the showman-turned-president released a video, one minute and 19 seconds long, of him in front of the White House portico proclaiming that the withdrawal was imminent. “After historic victories against ISIS, it’s time to bring our great young people home,” Trump said.
17:26 [Eurasia Future] (E)
No Chinese official has ever called Trump a “motherfucker” while shrieking for his removal from office, but this is what happened in Washington when a newly elected member of the US House of Representatives said just that before a baying crowd.
20:50 [Consortium News] (E)
Trump’s possible backtracking on withdrawal from Syria means he may have been once again outmaneuvered by the Deep State, says Virginia State Senator Dick Black. Following the outcry after President Donald Trump’s announcement that he was pulling U.S. troops from Syria, it appears that Trump may be succumbing to political pressure. U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) visited the White House on Dec. 30 and afterward told reporters: “We talked about Syria. He told me some things I didn’t know that made me feel a lot better about where we’re headed in Syria,” Graham said. Trump’s withdrawal plans are “slowing down in a smart way,” Graham said, according to NBC News.
12:57 [Judicial Watch] (E)
Judicial Watch announced today that it signed a settlement agreement with the State of California and County of Los Angeles under which they will begin the process of removing from their voter registration rolls as many as 1.5 million inactive registered names that may be invalid. These removals are required by the National Voter Registration Act (NVRA). The NVRA is a federal law requiring the removal of inactive registrations from the voter rolls after two general federal elections (encompassing from 2 to 4 years). Inactive voter registrations belong, for the most part, to voters who have moved to another county or state or have passed away.
12:54 [State of the Nation] (E)
Over the last month we have learned much more about the circumstances surrounding the departure of former Trump national security adviser Michael Flynn. Flynn pleaded guilty to making false statements to the FBI about a conversation with then-Russian ambassador to the United States Sergey Kislyak; one on December 29, 2016 in which Flynn urged the Russians to “refrain from escalating the situation in response to sanctions that the US had imposed against Russia,” and another conversation in which Kislyak told Flynn that Russia had decided to moderate its response following the request.
12:21 [State of the Nation] (E)
The would-be assassins of President Trump were part of an elite Marine Guard unit that apparently went Rogue and was being paid to do this as mercenaries hired by the FBI.
12:20 [State of the Nation] (E)
Mainstream Media Gaslighting Trump and Country With Constant Negative Coverage. It’s never been so urgent to understand the sheer depth and breadth of the seditious globalist plot against the POTUS.
12:13 [Youtube/Fox News] (E)
Brilliant monolog, absolutely solid.
10:06 [The Daily Caller] (E)
Liberals are up in arms over federal workers being furloughed after Democrats refused President Trump’s latest offer to fund a budget bill.
10:05 [The Daily Caller] (E)
At least two Democratic congressmen are making impeaching President Donald Trump a top priority for their party’s new majority in the House of Representatives.
19:00 [Tom Luongo] (E)
If anyone still thinks that Donald Trump has some master plan to kill off his Deep State adversaries they should check themselves into therapy. I know withdrawal is hard, but admitting you have a problem is the first step to curing it. He doesn’t have a plan.
14:58 [RT] (D)
US-Präsident Trump ist immer für eine Überraschung gut. So auch bei einem Pressebriefing im Weißen Haus am 2. Januar. In diesem bezeichnete er die sowjetische Intervention in Afghanistan als richtig, da "Terroristen nach Russland kamen". Seitdem hyperventiliert der US-Mainstream.
13:32 [Liberty Nation] (E)
Otto von Bismarck once said, “People never lie so much as after a hunt, during a war or before an election.” For decades, a common myth pervading the American political arena has been that the left is anti-war. But they are as much opposed to war as Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) – at least he is honest about his appetite for blood and desire for perpetual regime change, no matter who occupies the Oval Office. So, from where did this mendacity come?
2:43 [russia-insider] (E)
A lot of people are scratching their heads over Trump’s recent moves distancing himself from Israel. He announced that he was pulling troops from Syria, thereby nettling Israel’s friends who counted on him to take on Iran in Syria. Iran, Iran, Iran, say Chuck Schumer, Lindsey Graham, and Bret Stephens.
2:42 [MarketWatch] (E)
The former ambassador to the United Nations started a brand new account this week. She’s running? There was speculation on social media on Wednesday that Nikki Haley, the outgoing U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, will attempt to become a Republican nominee for president, maybe as early as 2020, despite her pledge to help President Donald Trump’s reelection campaign.
2:24 [The American Conservative] (E)
ROBERT W. MERRY - The president has made fundamental errors that may sink his presidency. It didn`t have to be that way. What could Donald Trump have done differently as president to consolidate his political position? How could he have avoided the beleaguered state in which he now finds himself? Such questions emerge as we watch him struggle with the challenges of his office, often adding to his own difficulties with amateurish missteps and outlandish outbursts. Given that what Trump does is so closely tied to who he is, it may be frivolous to wonder what he could have done differently—or what he could do differently starting now.
2:22 [Townhall] (E)
“We’ve been around 240 years. We’ve had free and fair elections and we’ve accepted the outcomes when we may not have liked them and that is what must be expected of anyone [running for office]...” - Hillary Clinton, Democratic candidate for President, October 19th, 2016. Ah, what a difference two years makes.
2:12 [Sara A. Carter] (E)
Officials of the Federal Reserve voted to raise the central bank’s interest rate target on Wednesday which is the fourth such increase this year, however, they signaled a slower rate increase in the upcoming year. According to the central bank, a slowdown in economic growth is expected in 2019 and has updated its expectations for next year.
2:08 [SOTT] (E)
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Tuesday that the United States would continue to cooperate with Israel over Syria and in countering Iran in the Middle East, even as President Donald Trump plans to withdraw U.S. troops from Syria. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said as he met with Pompeo in the Brazilian capital that he planned to discuss how to intensify intelligence and operations cooperation in Syria and elsewhere to block Iranian "aggression."
15:24 [Dedefensa] (F)
Le président Trump subit une attaque en règle de la part de généraux qui, par leurs positions, leurs passés, la coordination imposée par les événements à leur action, constituent la plus violente et la moins dissimulée des attaques contre lui ; attaques de l’establishment militaire précisément, plus encore que du complexe militaro-industriel (CMI) et du DeepState, spécifiquement parlant.
9:01 [Radio Utopie] (D)
Unserer bereits oben erwähnten Analyse nach, gäbe es eine Option wie Elizabeth Warren tatsächlich erste U.S.-Präsidentin wird. Nämlich durch eine Präsidentschaftskandidatur von Bernie Sanders, als unabhängigem Kandidaten oder als Kandidat einer neuen, tatsächlich progressiven linksdemokratischen Partei.rnSanders und Warren müssten sich vor der Präsidentschaftswahl schlicht taktisch abstimmen und vor der eigentlichen Wahl der Präsidentin / des Präsidenten, die durch das Gremium der Wahlmänner und -frauen erfolgt, in einer Art "Koalitionsvertrag" einigen.
8:53 [The Unz Review] (E)
American journalism has become in its mainstream exponents a compendium of half-truths and out-and-out lies. The public, though poorly informed on most issues as a result, has generally figured out that it is being hoodwinked and trust in the Fourth Estate has plummeted over the past twenty years. The skepticism about what is being reported has enabled President Donald Trump and other politicians to evade serious questions about policy by claiming that what is being reported is little more than “fake news.”
19:08 [U.S. Department of Justice] (E)
NOTE: The 2018 False Claims Act statistics can be found here. The Department of Justice obtained more than $2.8 billion in settlements and judgments from civil cases involving fraud and false claims against the government in the fiscal year ending Sept. 30, 2018, Principal Deputy Associate Attorney General Jesse Panuccio and Assistant Attorney General Jody Hunt of the Department of Justice’s Civil Division announced today. Recoveries since 1986, when Congress substantially strengthened the civil False Claims Act, now total more than $59 billion.
19:04 [State of the Nation] (E)
Breakthrough: Federal Grand Jury to Hear Evidence of WTC Demolition — Your Support Needed Now! Finally, after 17 long years, the 9/11 Truth Movement has opened an avenue to prosecuting those responsible for the shocking destruction of the World Trade Center and the horrible loss of life that resulted.
19:03 [VoltaireNet] (D)
Ein Rechtsanwaltskomitee für eine Untersuchung des 11. September (Lawyers Committee for 9/11 Inquiry) ist in New York im Februar 2018 entstanden. Im April hat es eine 52 Seiten lange Petition mit 57 Beweisstücken beim Staatsanwalt des Süd-Distrikt von New York eingereicht. Am Ende der vorgeschriebenen Frist von sechs Monaten hat dieser eine Grand Jury ernannt, um die Beschwerde zu prüfen. Bis jetzt stellt der Rechtsanwalt-Ausschuss die Busch-Version der Anschläge vom 11. September 2001 nicht in Frage.
19:02 [VoltaireNet] (E)
Lawyers Committee for 9/11 Inquiry was set up in New York in February 2018. In April 2018, it filed a 52 page petition and 57 pieces of evidence before the Attorney General (the A-G) of the Southern District of New York. After the six month statutory period had elapsed, the A-G appointed a Grand Jury to examine the brief. At this stage, the Lawyers Committee is not challenging Bush’s version of the 9/11 attacks. It is not stating an opinion on the impact of two planes that crashed into two of the three buildings destroyed.
18:55 [SOTT] (E)
Democratic House leader Nancy Pelosi is spending the government shutdown at a luxury resort in Hawaii, the Washington Free Beacon has learned. Pelosi, who has put blame squarely on President Donald Trump for the current government shutdown, was spotted Thursday vacationing in Hawaii at the Fairmont Orchid resort, where room accommodations range from $899-a-night for a standard room to $4,899-a-night for the presidential suite.
18:51 [Sputnik Deutschland] (D)
Der Präsident der Vereinigten Staaten Donald Trump hat in einem seiner neuen Tweets geschrieben, dass die ihm vorgeworfenen angeblichen geheimen Absprachen mit Russland nie stattgefunden hätten„Der fabrizierte Fall der russischen Absprache ist die größte Lüge in der Geschichte der US-amerikanischen Politik“, so Trump. Der Staatschef der Vereinigten Staaten betonte, dass unter Präsident Barack Obama das US-Justizministerium und das FBI die Ermittlungen gefälscht hätten, um Hillary Clinton bei den Wahlen zu helfen.
18:50 [Moon oft Alabama] (E)
We pointed out that overruling his advisors by ending the U.S. war on Syria was a decision that will define Trump`s presidency: This was the first time Trump took a decisive stand against the borg, the permanent neoconservative and interventionist establishment in his administration, the military and congress, that usually dictates U.S. foreign policy. It was this decision, and that he stuck to it, which finally made him presidential. Three analysts explain why Trump will need to go further down that road by finding people who diligently implement his foreign policy instead of undermining it.
18:43 [Mondoweiss] (E)
A lot of people are scratching their heads over Trump’s recent moves distancing himself from Israel. He announced that he was pulling troops from Syria, thereby nettling Israel’s friends who counted on him to take on Iran in Syria. Iran, Iran, Iran, say Chuck Schumer, Lindsey Graham, and Bret Stephens. Trump overrode John Bolton, his neoconservative national security adviser, in announcing the withdrawal. Jonathan Tobin writes that Trump just gave the finger to his Jewish voters.
18:33 [Jon Rappoport`s Blog] (E)
It’s been twenty-four months since I first posted this. Would love to hear your thoughts on this article and President Trump two-years on. Sound off in the comments… My position on Donald Trump December 2016. I’ve written many words about the man and what he’s been doing. To repeat a few of them, his two most important achievements are: he’s contributing, in a major way, to the ongoing destruction of the credibility of big media; and he kept Hillary Clinton out of the White House. Concerning the media— I am tremendously enthusiastic about what Trump has done. I pop champagne corks on that one.
18:32 [Consortium News] (E)
Too many of those protesting the removal of U.S. forces are authors of the catastrophe that tore Syria to pieces, reports Max Blumenthal for Consortium News. President Donald Trump’s announcement of an imminent withdrawal of US troops from northeastern Syria summoned a predictable paroxysm of outrage from Washington’s foreign policy establishment.
18:04 [Mint Press News] (E)
Hailed by Congress and the media as defenders of democracy, high-tech Russiagate hustlers Jonathon Morgan and Ryan Fox have been exposed for waging “an elaborate ‘false flag’ operation” to swing the 2017 Alabama senate race. ... The well-funded deception was carried out by New Knowledge, a private cyber intelligence firm founded by two self-styled disinformation experts who are veterans of the Obama administration: Jonathon Morgan and Ryan Fox.
16:41 [SOTT] (E)
US cyber-security experts have blamed Russia for meddling in American elections since 2016. Now it has emerged that authors of a Senate report on `Russian` meddling actually ran a "false flag" meddling operation themselves.
A week before Christmas, the Senate Intelligence Committee released a report accusing Russia of depressing Democrat voter turnout by targeting African-Americans on social media. Its authors, New Knowledge, quickly became a household name.
14:51 [RT] (D)
US-Präsident Trump hat den israelischen Ministerpräsidenten Netanjahu auf seine unnachahmliche Art und Weise beruhigt: Der solle sich nach dem Truppenabzug der USA in Syrien keine Sorgen machen - schließlich bekäme Israel doch genug Geld.
14:35 [The American Conservative] (E)
They`re undermining his positions and pursuing their own agendas. John Bolton should be the first to go. President Donald Trump has at last rediscovered his core foreign policy beliefs and ordered the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Syria. Right on cue, official Washington had a collective mental breakdown. Neocons committed to war, progressives targeting Trump, and centrists determined to dominate the world unleashed an orgy of shrieking and caterwauling. The horrifying collective scream, a la artist Edvard Munch, continued for days.
23:24 [youtube/X22Report] (E)
Trump continues to criticize the Fed, the MSM and the DS are panicking because they know what comes next. The government is still shutdown and Rand Paul releases his festivus report. North and South Korea agree to a rail link connecting their countries.
20:31 [World Socialist Web Site] (F)
L`année 2018 s`achève sur une crise politique historique aux États-Unis. La semaine passée, Washington fut secoué par les conflits liés à la décision de Trump de retirer les troupes américaines de Syrie et de réduire le nombre de soldats en Afghanistan, et à la démission du secrétaire à la Défense, James Mattis. Cela coïncida avec une chute brutale du marché boursier et une mise à l’arrêt partielle du gouvernement fédéral, qui pourrait durer bien au-delà de la nouvelle l`année.
14:40 [U.S. Department of Justice] (E)
The Department of Justice’s Civil Rights Division and the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) today signed a new Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to prevent and address workplace harassment in state and local government.
8:26 [American Herald Tribune] (E)
The U.S. Senate has increased sanctions on the people of Iran and Russia, if the House and President go along. The Senate vote was 98-2, with Senators Rand Paul and Bernie Sanders voting no, the latter despite his support for the Russian half of the bill.
2:51 [The Unz Review] (E)
A Christmas present for the American and Syrian people
21:26 [RT] (E)
The US legal system has become a “cheap farce” where rulings are politically charged and impossible to challenge legally, jailed Russian businessman Viktor Bout says. He warned that “great changes” are looming in America. Bout has been in custody for many years after being arrested in 2008 in Thailand during a US sting operation. He was eventually convicted in 2012 over conspiring to kill American citizens by allegedly selling weapons to the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), receiving a quarter-century jail term.
21:08 [zerohedge] (E)
Nothing unites our political class like the threat of ending our never-ending war ...
21:06 [State of the Nation] (E)
The FED Is the Real Enemy of the American People. It’s either We the People or the Federal Reserve; there’s no room for both in a free nation.
21:04 [The Automatic Earth] (E)
I still had some things I didn’t talk about in Sunday’s Trump Derangement International, about how the European press have found out that they, like the US MSM, can get lots of viewers and readers simply by publishing negative stories about Donald Trump.
20:55 [youtube] (E)
16:13 [Strategic Culture Foundation] (E)
Donald Trump and the US Congress, heeding the call of an odd alliance of the Religious Right and progressive human rights advocates, have imposed the threat of a US visa ban on any Chinese official deemed responsible for barring access to Tibet for US diplomats, journalists, and tourists.
15:59 [Liberty Nation] (E)
From the moment Donald Trump was elected president, Democrats, leftists, and Special Counsel Robert Mueller have been desperately seeking evidence of collusion between Trump and Russia to steal the 2016 presidential election. And they have succeeded in penetrating the consciousness of the American people. Incredibly, polls reveal that more than 40% of Americans believe that Russians not only meddled in the election campaign, but hacked the actual tabulation of votes. Given that voting machines and paper ballots are not connected to the internet, this is a virtual impossibility.
15:59 [Liberty Nation] (E)
Not since the end of the cold war and the fall of the Soviet Union almost 30 years ago has Russia been in the news as frequently as the last two or three years, or more precisely, since Donald Trump entered the presidential fray. Democrats and leftists persist in pushing the so-called Russia-gate narrative, as Special Counsel Robert Mueller continues to work diligently to piece together a bunch of individual meetings and contacts between the Trump campaign and Russians in apparent hopes of uncovering some sort of collusion.
12:01 [Dedefensa] (F)
On a déjà observé que le choix du prochain secrétaire à la défense US serait un exercice très difficile pour Trump, après la démission de Mattis. (« Pendant ce temps et par ailleurs, pour rendre les choses plus complexes, cette simple et affreuse question : qui voudra de ce poste de secrétaire à la défense ? ») On observera en plus que, pour nombre de commentateurs hors du bêlement hystérique de la presseSystème neocon et progressiste-sociétale absolument belliciste, cette question s’avère déterminante pour la stabilité du pouvoir à Washington D.C., ou plutôt ce qu’il reste de stabilité du pouvoir à “D.C.-la-folle”.
17:51 [The American Conservative] (E)
He is an artifact of a failed war policy and his departure was a long time coming. Senior officials never seem to resign over a president starting a war. Now Trump, the guy everyone expected to start new wars, has instead ended one and is on his way to wrapping up another. The New York Times, its journalists in mourning over the loss of a war, ask, “Who will protect America now?”
17:49 [American Herald Tribune] (E)
The attack on Syria is the result of a power struggle within the Trump administration in order to save his shattered presidency. The attack on Syria is a sideshow to give way to domestic pressure. There is still some hope that the US war hawks and the terror alliance in Syria may not have dragged the US into the Syrian quagmire.
13:34 [antikrieg.com] (D)
Am 24.12.1996 erfüllte sich Eric Garris einen Geburtstagswunsch und gründete Antiwar.com. Seither ist diese Website ein zentrales Element in der Antikriegsbewegung in den USA.
12:15 [Strategika 51] (F)
Le nouveau Secrétaire à la défense vient du monde des affaires.
Les relations entre Trump et Mattis n’ont jamais été faciles et c’est le moins que l’on puisse dire vu les personnalités hautes en couleur de ces deux hommes.
1:02 [youtube/Trunews] (E)
There`s the Door! President Trump Discovers Secretary Mattis is a Mad Dog Globalist
12:31 [Sputnik Deutschland] (D)
Washington wird zehn Millionen Dollar zusätzliche Finanzhilfe für die ukrainische Marine zur Verfügung stellen, wie Robert Palladino, Vertreter des US-Außenministeriums, mitteilte.
19:15 [Strategika 51] (D)
La décision stratégique de Trump d’entamer un retrait des Marines US de Syrie où leur présence illégale n’est ni justifiée ni utile a fait sortir la bête: une des langues bifides de l’oligarchie corrompue, Hillary Clinton, a publiquement critiqué cette décision. Mattis lui n’a pas attendu: aussitôt sa démission transmise au bureau ovale il s’envole vers Israël, probablement pour leur jurer sa fidélite éternelle et leur dire qu’il n’avait rien à voir dans les décisions de son patron!
19:10 [World Socialist Web Site] (E)
The announcement by US President Donald Trump of his decision to withdraw all US troops from Syria—followed by reports that he has ordered a partial withdrawal of US troops from Afghanistan—has unleashed a major crisis within the administration and its relations with the military. Thursday’s resignation of Defense Secretary James Mattis laid bare these sharpening divisions. In his letter to Trump, Mattis wrote, “Because you have the right to have a secretary of defense whose views are better aligned with yours ... I believe it is right for me to step down from my position.”
18:45 [People daily] (F)
Alors que Paris ne s`est pas encore tout à fait remise des plus graves émeutes de ces cinquante dernières années, les manifestations de « gilets jaunes » ont progressivement traversé l`océan Atlantique. Au cours du week-end dernier, diverses villes du Canada, comme Ottawa, Calgary et Vancouver, ont été surprises par des rassemblements de personnes vêtues de vestes fluorescentes qui se sont rassemblées contre les politiques libérales du gouvernement de Justin Trudeau en matière d`immigration et de gouvernance climatique. Et les manifestants ont annoncé qu`ils vont à nouveau descendre dans la rue ce samedi.
14:32 [Sputnik Deutschland] (D)
US-Präsident Donald Trump plant offenbar einen Besuch in der Pfalz. Wie US-Botschafter Richard Grenell erklärt hat, möchte Trump die Heimat seiner Vorfahren besuchen – und diese liegt in einem kleinen Dorf in Deutschland.
9:20 [World Socialist Web Site] (E)
A central theme of the hysteria over alleged “Russian meddling” in US politics is the sinister effort supposedly being mounted by Vladimir Putin “to undermine and manipulate our democracy” (in the words of Democratic Senator Mark Warner).
23:35 [Sputnik Deutschland] (D)
Der US-Verteidigungsminister James Mattis hat in einem Brief den Grund seines Rückzugs erklärt. Das Schreiben ist vom US-Fernsehsender NBC zitiert worden. Darin legt Mattis teilt darin seine „tiefsitzende Überzeugung“ dar, dass die Verbündeten „respektvoll behandelt“ und die „böswilligen Akteure und strategischen Konkurrenten“ „im Auge behalten“ werden sollten.
23:34 [Sputnik Deutschland] (D)
US-Präsident Donald Trump hat den Rückzug von Verteidigungsminister James Mattis angekündigt. Mattis wird Ende Februar aus dem Amt scheiden, teilte Trump via Twitter am Donnerstag mit.
23:32 [Sputnik Deutschland] (D)
Die Entscheidung zum Abzug amerikanischer Truppen aus Syrien ist nach Beratungen mit ranghohen Beamten getroffen worden. Das teilte am Donnerstag der Außenminister der USA Mike Pompeo dem Radiosender WTNT mit.
23:22 [Zero Hedge] (E)
A longtime associate of late Arizona Senator John McCain leaked a copy of the infamous Steele Dossier to BuzzFeed News, according to a Wednesday court filing, according to the Daily Caller`s Chuck Ross.
23:21 [Mohawk Nation News] (E)
Canada and US have designated us as “domestic matters” to remove themselves from international scrutiny. They warn other countries not to interfere with their genocide program, which they call a “domestic matter”! The Indian Act band councils and Indian police are Canada’s version of Nazi Germany’s Gestapo.
23:11 [RT] (D)
Donald Trump will die US-Truppen aus Syrien abziehen. Die Entscheidung sorgte für Entrüstung im Washingtoner Establishment. Das nutze nicht nur dem IS, sondern spiele Russland und dem Iran in die Hände. Trump kontert, die USA seien nicht der Polizist des Nahen Ostens.
23:07 [LaRouchePAC] (E)
President Trump is beginning to find some room to act upon his actual intentions, having consolidated support in the Senate in the election, making impeachment essentially impossible, while the British Russiagate hoax is crumbling.
21:46 [The American Conservative] (E)
To say it was impulsive, or that the entire military opposes it, would be grossly misreading the situation. In 1966, in the midst of the Vietnam War, Vermont Senator George Aiken recommended that President Lyndon Johnson simply “declare victory and get out.” While what Aiken actually said was more complex (because the U.S. couldn’t win militarily, he implied, it should stop deploying troops and start deploying diplomats), his statement is commonly cited as an example of foreign policy wisdom—then, as now, a much depleted currency in Washington.
17:49 [Sputnik Deutschland] (D)
Das US-Finanzministerium ist bei seinem Werben für eine Erhöhung des Sanktionsdrucks auf Russland einen Schritt weiter gegangen und hat erneut Dutzende Unternehmer auf eine schwarze Liste gesetzt. Das teilte die für Sanktionen zuständige Behörde (Ofac), ein zum Finanzministerium gehörendes Amt, am Mittwoсh mit.
8:09 [Co-op News] (D)
Hoffnung auf ein Ende ständiger Regimewechsel-Kriege
19:11 [Le Savoir Perdu des Anciens] (F)
Donald Trump a ordonné mardi la création d’un commandement militaire américain pour l’espace, afin d’assurer sur ce nouveau terrain de combat la suprématie des Etats-Unis, menacée par la Chine et la Russie.
11:39 [State of the Nation] (E)
Children’s speech pathologist Bahia Amawi now suing Texas attorney general and the school district that dismissed her. A speech pathologist at a Texas elementary school has sued after allegedly being forced out of her contract job at an elementary school for refusing to sign a mandatory pro-Israel pledge.
11:30 [Investmentwatchblog] (E)
President Trump continued his months long criticism of the Federal Reserve on Tuesday as the Fed’s Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) begins its two-day monetary policy meeting.
11:27 [Washington`s Blog] (E)
By David Swanson - New billboards are going up around the United States and elsewhere opposing war. Some are not going up because the message is deemed unacceptable. Many more are being planned. This ad at right is going up in various sizes and dimensions around Lansing, Michigan, thanks to the Peace Education Center. We’ll post the details on the billboards page when we have em. The billboard below is going up for the month of January in Albany, NY — specifically on Erie Blvd. 1,000 ft north of Nott St., thanks to Upper Hudson Peace Action
11:07 [Aletho News] (E)
With opinion now evenly split between those who favour a one or two-state solution, many in the US are turning their attention to the systemic inequities faced by Palestinians
11:06 [govtslaves] (E)
Colleges were once places of scholarly pursuits, but the educational institutions of the United States have fallen prey to the authoritarian Left’s political agenda. Now, universities are nothing more than “training grounds” for the leftist regime — and the youth of today are being indoctrinated, set to become the thought police of tomorrow.
11:05 [Investmentwatchblog] (E)
Last week something historic happened in the US Senate. For the first time in 45 years, a chamber of the US Congress voted to pull US forces from a military conflict under the 1973 War Powers Act.
22:02 [Le Peuple] (F)
On a souvent comparé la gouvernance d`Emmanuel Macron à celle de Justin Trudeau et pour cause. Entre les deux chefs d`État, c`est une véritable lune de miel qui règne depuis leur dernière rencontre lors du Sommet du G20 en Argentine. Tous les deux ont délégué des représentants à Marrakech afin de signer le Pacte mondial pour des migrations sûres, ordonnées et régulières de l`ONU.
13:51 [Zero Hedge] (E)
The Justice Department`s internal watchdog revealed on Thursday that special counsel Robert Mueller`s office scrubbed all of the data from FBI agent Peter Strzok`s iPhone, while his FBI mistress Lisa Page`s phone had been scrubbed by a different department, according to a comprehensive report by the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) released on Thursday.
13:20 [Strategic Culture Foundation] (E)
You do have to wonder about the political savvy of Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his government. The furious fallout from China over the arrest of a senior telecoms executive is going to do severe damage to Canadian national interests. Trudeau’s fawning over American demands is already rebounding very badly for Canada’s economy and its international image.
16:50 [Investmentwatchblog] (E)
Jim Hoft for the Gateway Pundit reports, James O’Keefe and Project Veritas made First Amendment history on Monday. A Massachusetts court ruled prohibiting secret recording of public officials is unconstitutional.
16:21 [SOTT] (E)
CJ Hopkins - OK, so, that was a close one. For a moment there, I was starting to worry that the Democrats weren`t going to take back the House and rescue us from "the brink of fascism." Which, if that had happened, in addition to having to attend all those horrible stadium rallies and help the government mass murder the Jews, we would have been denied the next two years of Donald Trump-related congressional hearings and investigations that we can now look forward to ... I`m going to go ahead and call them the Hitlergate Hearings.
11:02 [Judicial Watch] (E)
We made the deadline! Thank you everyone for what was truly a Department-wide effort!’ – former senior advisor to the assistant secretary for European and Eurasian Affairs, less than 24 hours before Trump inauguration. Judicial Watch today released two sets of heavily redacted State Department documents, 38 pages and 48 pages, showing classified information was researched and disseminated to multiple U.S. Senators by the Obama administration immediately prior to President Donald Trump’s inauguration. The documents reveal that among those receiving the classified documents were Sen. Mark Warner (D-VA), Sen. Ben Cardin (D-MD), and Sen. Robert Corker (R-TN).
11:01 [youtube/YaleUniversity] (E)
On September 27, 2018, Yale`s Program in Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies, and the Poynter Fellowship for Journalism hosted Vladimir Pozner, the acclaimed Russian-American journalist and broadcaster.
10:59 [Sara A. Carter] (E)
The Clinton Foundation operated as a foreign agent ‘early in its life’ and ‘throughout it’s existence’ and did not operate as a 501c3 charitable foundation as required by its and is not entitled to its status as a nonprofit, alleged two highly qualified forensic investigators, accompanied by three other investigators, said in explosive testimony Thursday to the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee.
13:46 [The American Conservative] (E)
There will never be true reform until law enforcement and prosecutors are held accountable for breaking the rules. Over 2,000 people have been exonerated from criminal convictions since 1989. But to blame mere incompetence or simple negligence would be a mistake. In the majority of these cases, it was criminal or unethical behavior by witnesses, law enforcement, and even the government that put these individuals behind bars in the first place.
13:46 [offGuardian] (E)
Tony Kevin - The Maria Butina criminal investigation, cruel and futile as it has been, seems to be approaching resolution. I wrote in some detail in Off-Guardian on 29 July about the 15 July arrest by the FBI in Washington DC of a 29-year-old Russian national, a postgraduate student in Washington DC and gun enthusiast, Maria Butina. I was not expecting Maria Butina to be still languishing in solitary confinement in a high-security prison in Virginia awaiting trial as an agent of foreign influence, over four months later. Yet this is what has happened to this unfortunate young aspiring lobbyist for better US-Russian relations.
13:45 [Sputnik Deutschland] (D)
Der Fall der russischen Bürgerin Maria Butina, die am Donnerstag vor einem US-Gericht ihre Schuld teilweise zugegeben haben soll, ist ein Willkürakt seitens der US-Behörden. Diese Meinung vertritt der ehemalige Senator vom US-Bundestaat Pennsylvania Bruce Marks in einem Gespräch mit der Agentur RIA Novosti.
11:27 [AmericanRebel] (D)
Nachdem die CIA vor Kurzem die Verantwortung für den Mord am saudischen Journalisten Jamal Khashoggi dem saudischen Königshaus zuschrieb, fühlte sich Trump genötigt, in einem Statement seine anhaltende Unterstützung für die Saudis zu rechtfertigen. Es strotzt vor Lügen und blankem Unsinn und macht die USA zur globalen Lachnummer.
12:08 [Heinrichplatz TV] (D)
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12:02 [Paul Craig Roberts] (E)
In order to protect himself from the military/security complex, President Trump has abandoned his intention of normalizing relations with Russia. Just as the neoconservative ideology needs US hegemony, the military/security complex needs an enemy to justify the $1,000 billion annual budget. The Clinton, George W. Bush, and Obama regimes have crafted Russia into that enemy. Trump intended to change that, but he has been prevented. Russiagate is the orchestration used to force President Trump into submission.
2:03 [New Eastern Outlook/F.William Engdahl] (E)
On December 7 after weeks of legal resistance, former FBI Director James Comey was forced to appear at a closed-door hearing convened by Republicans in the House of Representatives. The hearing was called to investigate political bias by Comey and other officials against then-candidate Donald Trump. In the last days the focus has begun to shift to the surprise of many to the Democratic Party DNC, to Hillary Clinton and James Comey.
1:56 [RT] (D)
von Andreas Richter - Russland schickt zwei Bombenflugzeuge zu einem Freundschaftsbesuch nach Venezuela - und zieht sogleich den Zorn der USA auf sich. Außenminister Pompeo zieht auf Twitter gewaltig gegen Russland und Venezuela vom Leder, stellt sich damit aber letztlich selbst bloß.
1:49 [Radio Utopie] (D)
U.S.-Aussenminister Mike Pompeo und der nationale Sicherheitsberater des U.S.-Präsidenten, John Bolton, empfangen griechische Delegation zu einem "Minigipfel" in der Hauptstadt der Vereinigten Staaten von Amerika