When Russia downed MH17 over Ukraine, I thought surely that’s the West’s wake-up call to Putin’s shocking aggression. 4 yrs later, Russia uses the same playbook to avoid culpability—deny, lie & kick up the propaganda machine. Truth’s a great antidote👉NEW JIT investigation video
Netherlands, Australia Hold #Russia Responsible for 2014 Shooting Down of Malaysian Airliner #MH17, Killing All 298 Passengers. Russian response to indisputable evidence identifying 🇷🇺army, 🇷🇺missile & 🇷🇺soldiers? Same old denials & #disinformation. npr.org/sections/thetw…
Russia masked its invasion of Ukraine w/ propaganda about "separatists" & "civil war." Flight MH17–downed by Russian forces w/ Russian equipment–blew the lid off Russia's lies, I wrote in 2015. It took time, but the Kremlin's finally busted for its terror. eastwestblog.net/2015/07/18/rus…
(2) #Europe must reject notion pushed by #Washington and its allies that being pro-JCPOA means being pro-Iran. Also, #Europe must reject narrative suggesting it puts wedge in transatlantic relations by trying to safeguard JCPOA.
(3) #Iran can be kept in the deal if its economic, political and security dividend makes it conclude it’s better off with the deal. While economic dividend is part of #JCPOA terms, and the other two aren’t, they will play a role in current situation.
1. Quite a statement coming from the "failing NYT": "Efforts by a hostile foreign power to influence an American presidential election — with or without the assistance or knowledge of the winning candidate — may well be a scandal “bigger than Watergate!” #CrossfireHurricane
2. In the UK, at a Cambridge University “Race To Change The World” conference, July 11-12, 2016, with Madeleine Albright at the Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences, & Humanities (CRASSH), #StefanHalper approached Carter Page. bigleaguepolitics.com/exclusive-cart…
3. "To be clear, #CarterPage has always been open about the fact that he has never met Donald Trump." But the former FBI intel operator, Naval Academy graduate with background in Navy intel'd somehow been desgnated a Trump campaign adviser just a few months earlier.
THREAD: In summer 2016, George Nader (representing Saudi Arabia & UAE) and an Israeli specialist in "social media manipulation" offered to help **THROW THE ELECTION** in a meeting w/Trump Jr arranged by Erik Prince‼️ 1/
At the Aug'16 #treason meet, Nader told Jr the crown princes of #SaudiArabia & #UAE were "eager to help his father win." The Israeli social media expert's (Joel Zamel) firm had already drawn up a multimillion $ proposal for a social media manipulation effort to help Trump.🤨 2/
Zamel's social media company #Wikistrat, which employed several Israeli former intelligence officers, specialized in "collecting information & shaping opinion through social media."🤨
As @ianbassin said on #inners there was a hearing yesterday which, "was the first time that Trump lawyers stood up in open court to answer questions about the #Russia conspiracy and amazingly the Trump legal team didn't push back very hard on the idea of a conspiracy." 1/
Yesterday in court #Trump lawyers, "..were essentially arguing that even if we did work with #Russia to dump these emails which were hacked, well that's just political activity and our First Amendment right to do so." #inners
on #Trump White House Counsel, "Trump may not care about tearing down the norms of our democracy, but surely some of these people do...Have these people no decency left? We're talking about Trump trying to out an informant that could endanger lives." #inners
#Pouyanné: we know we are back to the situation we were before the 2016 agreement, and in the meantime #Iran has grown its exportation by 1 million barrel(s) per day. So this 1 million barrel(s) per day is in question today. #IranDeal
#Total CEO Pouyanné: We have decided to look to that project in Iran because of the #JCPOA, which means end of secondary sanctions. As soon as the U.S. decide to put back in place the secondary sanctions, there is no possibility for us to be a major company, a global company.
The USG official leaked Cohen’s financial records b/c the official became “alarmed” after being unable to find 2 suspicious-activity reports on Cohen in a government database & worried the info was being withheld from law enforcement‼️ 1/
The 2 SARS were *absent* from #FinCEN’s database: “I have never seen something pulled off the system. That system is a safeguard for the bank. It’s a stockpile of info. When something’s not there that should be, I immediately became concerned. That’s why I came forward.”😳 3/
THREAD: here's why the photos – posted by @StormyDaniels' rockstar attorney @MichaelAvenatti – of Michael Cohen and Misha Flynn with Qatari businessman Ahmed al-Rumaihi at Trump Tower are BIGLY bad news for Team🇷🇺Traitor. 1/
During Village Idiot Carter Page's testimony before @HouseIntelComm, @RepAdamSchiff got Page to admit he discussed the #Rosneft🇷🇺sale & dropping #sanctions w/the head of Rosneft's investor relations (Baranov) in July 2016, **5 months BEFORE** the sale‼️ 3/
According to the Daily Mail (so bear that in mind), Ice Cube (yes, the rapper) & his business partner (Jeff Kwatinetz) claim in a lawsuit that Bannon was the target of a bizarre #bribery plot by #Qatar.🤨 2/
Ice Cube & Kwatinetz claim that a Qatari investor (Al-Rumaihi) in their BIG3 basketball league tried to get access to Bannon when he in the WH, and that Al-Rumaihi was a front for the Qatari government.
Kwatinetz & Bannon had worked together previously & remain 'friends.'🤔 3/
A THREAD ON #ISRAEL'S AIRSTRIKES IN #SYRIA. A relative of mine, who will remain nameless, is a source inside the Syrian Army. I recently spoke to him regarding the Israeli strikes. I told him that I did not believe #Russia would greenlight an Israeli strike of such magnitude...
I was told that #Putin, who many are saying gave #Netanyahu a "greenlight", did nothing of the sort. The Israelis were not given a greenlight by Putin, nor do they possess some magical airforce/bombs...rather, what they did was simplistic...and very stupid...
Russia and the U.S. have an understanding regarding the flight-paths of their fighter jets - they each have each other's unique transponder signals - the Israelis decided to fly into Syria, via Jordan, while transmitting a U.S. transponder signal.
Any answers as to why Hillary Clinton & SIX of her staff members were able to retain security clearances, including TS/SCI, during investigation & campaign giving them access to classified systems?
Why do they STILL hold clearance?
Why did the Obama admin refuse to respond to Grassleys request for answers for over two years? Why did John Kerry refuse to cooperate with requests for info?
"There is a feeling the administration may want to sweep this under the rug.”
- Former strategic planner w/ Africom, 46 years combined service. @StateDept Why have you still not responded? @TheJusticeDept
Why the double standard? WTF is your problem?
Some quick thoughts: It looks like #Israel initiated military activity against Syrian regime and Iranian assets in Syria last night in order to take advantage of favorable political situation in aftermath of #Trump's withdrawal from #IranDeal, and also... /2
/2 to draw a red line against #Iran/#Hezbollah moves southward toward #GolanHeights now that regime has completed takeover of most Damascus suburbs, freeing up forces. Yet the Iranians don't seem to be responding, Israeli claims to the contrary - .../3
3/ or at least not with the ferocity that would enable an even stronger Israeli riposte. Moreover, Israel is constrained by #Russia's two principal red lines: Syrian regime preservation, and no harm to Russian assets and personnel..../4
#Syria launched 10s of missiles against 4 #Israel/I military objectives in the occupied #GolanHeight in response to continuous Israeli provocation of war (hitting Syrian & allies' targets in various locations).
#Iran will follow & is expected to deny any access to #IAEA inspectors to any nuclear facility in the country and re-open closed nuclear facilities.
Iran will never renounce on its missile development.
🤔Interesting. While digging deeper into stolen laptop in March 2017 from a Secret Service (suspiciously the fmr ADA of EDNY w/ same name also lives in Brooklyn), I was reminded of 2015 "attempted" hack of Clinton Foundation. Follow along.
Transcripts released by #FBI show a Secret Service Agent assigned to Slick Willy was also doing work on Hillarys private server as well as Clinton Foundation. In 2015 he assisted the Foundation in a case related to theft of info on Foundation systems." thenewamerican.com/tech/computers…
The Clintons & the Foundation itself were very secretive about this agents work on Clinton Foundation computer systems. They denied it had anything to do w/ Foundation even though in later testimony we find out that's a lie
Regardless of WHO paid — Trump himself (unlikely), his campaign (ILLEGAL), or the US government (#corruption) — if Trump really did attempt to hire FOREIGN intel-related operatives to **spy on US citizens**, this would be BEYOND Nixonian‼️