Hawai’i and the Big Picture [videos] | Starship Earth: The Big Picture

 


It seems that Hawai’i and the ongoing volcanic activity and earthquakes there are central to a larger piece of the big picture than we may realize.

Some people seem to know this, and share their findings and information. I submit that they are on the right track, at the very least, and while it’s difficult to say how much they know, they are providing dots for us to connect.

I’m going to share some of the information available that hints at the bigger picture and offers dots for those who feel guided to examine them, because to say all the seismic and volcanic activity on our planet now is “natural” is a stretch for me, as I’ve said. To suggest that this is all just Gaia going through birthing pains as she transcends 3D is not supported by what I’m seeing, but maybe I’m just too suspicious.

Is any of this activity affected by celestial alignments and cosmic forces? This is all new to us so we don’t know.

Many messengers who are in the know about various aspects of the situation on our planet keep some of their intel to themselves; for their safety and that of their informants (if they have any), and so as not to frighten the masses.

We have been cautioned that 80 per cent or more of information on the Internet is mis/disinfo. Much of it is fear porn, and we understand that much of what we see is to guide us away from the truth. It’s a distraction from the reality that we cannot see; providing just enough information so that we BELIEVE we understand what’s going on, who’s doing what, and why.

If we’re smart, we won’t believe much of what we see on the surface, and take a “wait and see” attitude. Our motto might well be, “Nothing is what it seems”.

Cautiously optimistic is a good tack, because if we become complacent we are easily fooled into believing everything is going swimmingly and that all has been revealed. We have good reason to believe that a tremendous amount of potentially “upsetting” information has been withheld and specific parties are going to decide what to tell us, and when. We’ve been promised full disclosure… but we’ll see.

The surreptitious conquest of a planet is big business, requiring deep secrecy and multiple illusions. The smoke and mirrors make it almost impossible to grasp the depth and breadth of the control and manipulation. In the general populace our minds just don’t work that way and we may be satisfied we have an accurate understanding when we don’t.

Much of our time and energy goes to ferreting out lies, half-truths, and trying to discern who to trust. That goes with the territory for we who are aware of the battles that rage on so many levels. It can be exhausting, yet exhilarating at the same time.

It seems everyone has an agenda and that we are merely pawns in a high stakes game. That, at least, is true of the original intention. The pawns, however, are now throwing off their cloaks, revealing the regal status of kings and queens.

With the above in mind, I submit the following for those who love to review, dig deeper, connect dots, and formulate their own theories about what the reality is.

With respect to Hawai’i specifically, we’ve been told by Thomas Williams that we may not be able to save Hawai’i and evacuations may be required. That was not stated as a fact, merely a caution. Nothing is certain, but to refrain from warning people is not something good people want on their conscience in case things go south.

I’ve shared information from a guy who digs deep, goes with his hunches, and is alarmed about the high concentration of earthquakes and volcanic activity in the vicinity of Kilauea and the Puna Geothermal Venture (fracking) plant. His channel on ThemTube is “Logic Before Authority” and he made some excellent videos about the situation there, one of which I’ve shared already. His research suggests the activity is related closely to the geothermal plant.

This latest one from June 19 tells us that there is new activity that was unexpected and since it was captured by a “crater cam”, there’s no refuting it as far as I know. This is NOT the same location we’ve been focusing on to date; it’s a new one.

Daniel’s other data comes from places we can all access, such as a USGS App for earthquakes and volcanoes. He wants to be wrong, but can’t ignore what he’s found. At this point, the activity on the Big Island appears to be ramping up, rather than calming down. What’s coming? I don’t think anyone knows, but we will continue to “think positive”. We know the US government is not above lying to us.

A Starship reader sent this last video below (thanks S) which does include some interesting discussion about Hawai’i and I share all this because I have seen data suggesting everything we know thus far is only surface information on the world stage.

The big picture is all about global domination, and the factions battling each other are making it difficult to know who is who and what their activities translate to in the grand scheme of things. It would be easy to mis-read the situation.

The cautions we’ve received from many parties to be prepared, vigilant, have a plan, and don’t be complacent should be heeded, in my opinion. Those watching our backs are doing what they can, but that doesn’t mean there is no danger. Look at the seismic and volcanic activity globally. It’s off the charts, and clearly, not everything can be controlled. We’ll have to roll with the punches and help each other.

While we have every reason to believe in the end we shall soon all be awake and enjoying our Golden Age, we’re not there yet, but keep expecting miracles because the future has already happened, from what we hear, and it is glorious.

The title of this video can be taken in more ways than one. Don’t assume. There’s much food for thought here. I shared recently the video from Mr.MBB333 she speaks of about how all the planets will be aligned on one side of the sun in the near future.  ~ BP

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Democrat Congressman tells CNN: Obama tried to keep child migrant crisis “QUIET” (Video)

Democrat Representative admits that Obama tried to hide children migrant crisis on the southern border.

Representative Henry Cuellar (D-TX) went on CNN to admit that the Obama Administration tried to keep the children migrant crisis on the southern border quiet.

Here is the Texas Democrat calling out (by mistake we can imagine) the Obama administration for its handling of migrant children. Remember to Please Subscribe to The Duran’s YouTube Channel.

Cuellar told CNN’s Fredricka Whitfield…

“It was kept very quiet under the Obama Administration. There were large numbers of people coming in. The Obama administration was trying to keep this quiet.” 

Whitfield displayed a 2014 image of migrant children held in cages at a detention center, and Cuellar said that he released similar photos of children separated from their parents.

Having realized is gaffe by criticizing messiah Obama, The Daily Caller reports that Cuellar made an effort to recover some of his Demoacrtic Party ‘anything but Trump’ credentials but noting that Trump’s “zero-tolerance policy” for separation should be scrutinized (but again, he admits that criminal adult immigrants have previously taken advantage of it)…

“Keep in mind that under the law, you can separate a child if that person, the adult, is not the real parent or the custodian because sometimes we see situations where they’ll bring a child because they know of the policy that we have over here with children.”

Cuellar added that the number of children being held at the border right now is similar to the amount during the Obama administration. “We still see the numbers,” he said, adding that “not all of them are being separated. Some of them are coming alone.”

Via Zerohedge

Having lost control of the ‘Russia collusion’ narrative (still evidence-less after 18 months and increasingly exposed for bias), and unable to gain any traction with their attacks on the Trump-Kim summit (hard to make a case that more nuclear armaggeddon threats are better than less), the deep state (hand in mouth with the left and the media) are currently attempting to spin Trump’s enforcement of Obama policies as an indication that he is a baby-stealing racist.

There’s just one problem – it’s all a lie.

This all happened under Obama’s watch:

 

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Putin-Trump summit finally on the way?

Moscow hints that a summit in Vienna is under discussion as rumours of a July summit persist

US President Donald Trump and Russia’s President Vladimir Putin shake hands during a meeting on the sidelines of the G20 Summit in Hamburg, Germany, on July 7, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / SAUL LOEB (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

In the aftermath of the successful Kim-Trump summit in Singapore there is again speculation about the prospects of a possible summit meeting between the US and Russian Presidents, with Vienna the likely host city.

The clearest discussion of these rumours and of what such a summit might look like and what it might achieve has been provided by Dr. Gilbert Doctorow.

On the indications that a summit is in the air Dr. Doctorow has this to say

I say that a summit in the near future look likely, in part because that is suggested in several articles appearing recently in the Washington Post, in The Wall Street Journal, in The New Yorkermaking reference to unidentified contacts in the administration.  In part, I base it on less obvious clues that speak to the vestigial Kremlinologist in me. One is the repeat broadcast this morning on Vesti/Rossiya-1 of an interview with Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz that took place just before Vladimir Putin’s state visit on 6 June. Vienna has been mentioned as a possible venue for any such summit, and the interview makes plain why the country would be so very suitable as the site of a summit – namely Kurz’s populist and Euro-skeptic policies that are so highly appreciated by both Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin.

The Return of Henry Kissinger

Dr. Doctorow suggests that Henry Kissinger, Richard Nixon’s former National Security Adviser who is now in Russia ostensibly to watch the World Cup, may be playing a crucial go-between role in setting up the summit.

One additional clue is that Henry Kissinger is said to be in Moscow right now, and Henry has been an adviser to Trump on policy to Russia ever since the 2016 campaign. He has been the voice urging an accommodation with Russia for a variety of geopolitical strategic reasons.

To which I would add that Henry Kissinger is not only known to be an adviser to Donald Trump; he is also known to have good contacts with senior officials in Moscow including Sergey Ivanov, Vladimir Putin’s former Chief of Staff, who continues to be a member of Russia’s Security Council (Russia’s top policy making body) and who has in the past spoken of Kissinger in effusive terms.

A get to know you summit; not a detailed negotiation

As to what a summit between Trump and Putin might look like, Dr. Doctorow suggests that the Kim-Trump summit may provide a possible precedent.

The Kim-Trump summit took place with only minimal preparation and produced only a bland one page statement of intent.  However it has nonetheless managed to transform the international atmosphere.  Dr. Doctorow suggests a Trump-Putin summit would be similar

All accounts of the President’s decision to seek a meeting with Putin in July indicate that he is doing this over the objections of every one of his advisers.  Put another way, he would not appear to have many resources at hand at the moment for a solid preparation of the planned summit.

Normally, the Russians would not accept a meeting at the top without such preparation. However, in light of what just happened in the Singapore summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un, which also had close to no preparation and ended in a one-page, 4-point statement of intentions which was swallowed by the American establishment and media upon Trump’s return home, the Kremlin may well have decided that this is the only way forward with an American President under siege from his own administration not to mention the federal bureaucracy.

I can envision a Letter of Intent signed by Trump and Putin in Vienna that has three points. Two are the points sketched above. The third could be a quite unexceptional statement on Ukraine that would conceal a significant change in US policy given in verbal assurances that would change the dynamics in US-Russian relations. Namely the sides could agree to take measures to ensure that both Kiev and the breakaway republics begin at once to honor the Minsk Accords.  Behind this anodyne formula would be a US commitment to force the hand of Poroshenko or to have him removed and replaced by someone who will do what is necessary to achieve a political settlement with Donbass. In return, the Russians would ensure quick deployment of a UN or other reputable peace keeping force in the Donbass at the lines of separation of forces and at the Russian Ukrainian border.

The Letter of Intent would be a start, would give a new direction to the bilateral relations and would open the way to creation of working groups and restoration of lines of communication that Barack Obama foolishly severed following the tainted advice of his Neocon staff at the State Department.

The other three items which Dr. Doctorow envisages might be in the summit communique other than Ukraine relate to arms control and Syria.

On the subject of Syria Dr. Doctorow envisages an agreement along these lines

There have been rumors that the United States is seeking a de facto if not de jure partition of Syria whereby its control over the Kurdish territory east of the Euphrates River is recognized by the Russians. The logic for this U.S. interest may well be related more to containing Iran than to depriving the Assad government of territory, population and hydrocarbon resources.  Figuratively the American zone would be a bulwark against Iranian infiltration of Syria and Iran’s enjoying unchallenged military access to the Israeli border.  Considering the obvious understandings between Netanyahu and Putin over Iranian operations on Syrian soil, it is quite possible that Russia would agree to the US proposal as part of a bigger negotiation over improving bilateral relations.

On the subject of arms control, Dr. Doctorow puts it this way

Restarting arms control negotiations should take in more than propping up existing agreements that are either coming to term or are being systematically violated (agreement on short to intermediate range missiles). From Trump’s remarks on the new arms race, it would be entirely logical for him now to accept Vladimir Putin’s invitation to discuss the new technology strategic weapons systems such as Russia is now rolling out, as well as cyber warfare. They would also reopen talks on the US missile defense installations on land in Poland and Romania and at sea off the Russian coasts which gave rise to Russia’s development of what are called invincible offensive systems in response.

Is any of this likely to be true?  Is a Trump-Putin summit of the sort envisaged by Dr. Doctorow really in the works?

Urgent need for a Trump-Putin summit

The first thing to say about such a summit is that it is sorely needed and that Trump and Putin should not be deterred from holding it simply because there has been only minimal preparation for it.

As a result of the phoney Russiagate scandal, whose absurdity grows by the day, we have a ridiculous situation where the two men who command the world’s two most powerful militaries can each meet one to one with every other world leader – including it turns out North Korea’s Kim Jong-un – but not apparently with each other.  The sooner this ridiculous and dangerous situation is ended the better.

Moreover, as Dr. Doctorow rightly says, such a summit meeting between Trump and Putin has a value that goes far beyond anything that the two men concretely agree with each other.

There mere fact that the leaders of the United States and Russia are finally talking to each other will transform the international atmosphere, and will hopefully bring to an end the climate of tension which has existed in the international system since the Western sponsored Maidan coup in Ukraine in February 2014.

As Dr. Doctorow also rightly says, it is actually better in this situation if Trump and Putin do not agree to anything specific with each other since in the present atmosphere anything they did agree with each other would almost certainly be misrepresented in the US by Donald Trump’s opponents as a betrayal.

Above all the subject of sanctions – as Dr. Doctorow rightly says – should certainly not be discussed, and no agreement to lift them should be reached.

Sanctions

However that does not mean that with respect to the sanctions a summit between the US and Russian Presidents would not be important.  The mere fact that the Presidents of the US and Russia were meeting would make the unrolling of further sanctions against Russia look increasingly unlikely.

Whilst the ugly blowback of the recent US sanctions against the Russian businessman Oleg Deripaska argues against further strong sanctions being imposed against Russia, such new sanctions as are from time to time announced do nonetheless have something of the quality of a sort of guerrilla campaign against Russia. For the Russians that is distracting, and as they focus increasingly on upgrading their economy they could well do without it.

Moreover a signal from the US – which a Trump-Putin summit would itself be – that further US sanctions against Russia are off the table would almost certainly be all the encouragement many international investors and businesspeople would need in order for them to start investing in Russia in a big way.

With Russian costs and assets now extremely cheap, and with the macroeconomic environment in Russia extremely stable and business friendly, the fear of further sanctions against Russia is now arguably the one thing which is discouraging international investors and businesspeople from piling into a Russia.  Here is how the Financial Times – normally a harsh critic of Russia – puts it

….the rouble has stabilised while investors have marked down the currencies of Argentina, Turkey, Brazil and other emerging market countries in the face of a resurgent dollar and rising Treasury yields. Because while they run large current account deficits, which need financing from capital flows, Russia runs a trade surplus.

Compared with other parts of emerging markets, “Russia is in a relatively comfortable position”, says Piotr Matys, EM strategist at Rabobank.

While a number of EM central banks have raised interest rates to counter the impact of the stronger dollar on their economies, the Central Bank of Russia is weighing a rate cut. And although investors have doubts about the credibility of some EM policymakers, they like CBR governor Elvira Nabiullina for bringing discipline and a consistent communication strategy to the central bank.

Inflation was raging at 15 per cent three years ago, but at 2.4 per cent is now below the CBR target of 4 per cent.

April’s sanctions prompted JPMorgan analysts to close long positions in the rouble, but they are now reintroducing them.

Nafez Zouk, macro strategist at Oxford Economics, says pressure on the rouble is “softening out given that the perception of geopolitical risks has faded”, and reckons the currency is undervalued on the basis of real exchange rate behaviour.

Russia may attract opprobrium on the world stage, but investors don’t mind holding their nose when opportunities arise.

Whilst a softening of the sanctions pressure will therefore almost certainly not be on the agenda of any summit between Trump and Putin, it would nonetheless be a consequence of it and would be an actual material benefit Russia would gain from a summit.

What of the US however, what might the US and Donald Trump gain from a summit with Vladimir Putin now?

Re-starting arms control

The answer to that has been provided by Dr. Gilbert Doctorow

Restarting arms control negotiations should take in more than propping up existing agreements that are either coming to term or are being systematically violated (agreement on short to intermediate range missiles). From Trump’s remarks on the new arms race, it would be entirely logical for him now to accept Vladimir Putin’s invitation to discuss the new technology strategic weapons systems such as Russia is now rolling out, as well as cyber warfare. They would also reopen talks on the US missile defense installations on land in Poland and Romania and at sea off the Russian coasts which gave rise to Russia’s development of what are called invincible offensive systems in response.

As my colleague Alex Christoforou and I have recently discussed in a video, Russia’s success in developing hypersonic missile technology has fundamentally changed the strategic military balance between the US and Russia.

Moreover this is happening at a time when the US’s Nuclear Posture Review was already making clear the US military’s growing dismay about the way the international military balance is shifting against the US.  Here is some of what I have previously said about the US Nuclear Posture Review in a previous article for The Duran

…..today – as was never the case during the Cold War – the aggregate economic, technological and especially industrial and raw material resources of Russia and China are greater than those of the US, calling into question the US’s long term ability to sustain an arms race which it insists on conducting simultaneously against both of them.

Already there is a marked build up of Russian conventional forces in eastern Europe, probably outmatching the size and power of the conventional forces the US currently has in Europe, whilst the Chinese aircraft carrier programme threatens US military dominance of the Pacific for the first time since the end of the Second World War.

At present the US still has the military forces to take on both the Russian army in Europe and the Chinese navy in the Pacific simultaneously.

However before long that will become impossible, at which point the US will find itself not only disastrously over-extended but facing a military commitments’ crisis….

The US Nuclear Posture Review is in fact a profoundly pessimistic document, more so than any other foreign policy or defence document the US government has published which I have read since the end of the Cold War.

Not only does it effectively admit what is now undeniable – that with the return of Great Power competition the ‘unipolar moment’ has passed – but it barely conceals its dismay that the US is once again locked into something which following the end of the Cold War it assumed it would never have to face again: a nuclear arms race…..

Indeed it is easy to see how the US’s overall military position is rapidly becoming worse than it was during the Cold War.

The Cold War was essentially a dual between two nuclear superpowers – the US and the USSR – which was fought out in a limited geographical area – north west Europe and the north Atlantic.

By contrast the challenges the US is now facing are becoming truly global: against Russia in Europe, against China in the Pacific, and potentially against North Korea and Iran in the Korean Peninsula and in the Middle East.

Moreover, despite their differences there is a growing trend for three of these Powers – Russia, China and Iran – to work together with each other, with Russia and China de facto allies against the US, and Iran gradually becoming so.

It is only a question of time before the US finds that it does not have the conventional military forces to confront all these challenges simultaneously……

Dr. Doctorow claims that Henry Kissinger’s original reason for pressing Donald Trump to repair relations with Russia was precisely because of his alarm about the deterioration in the US’s global position caused by the US’s careless undoing of his 1970s diplomatic achievement of setting China and Russia off against each other

I have noted before that Kissinger’s advice to Trump during the electoral campaign to reach an accommodation with Moscow was aimed at decoupling the budding Russia-China strategic partnership that has undone all that Nixon and Kissinger achieved in the 1970s.  I have also noted that Putin rejected this conceptualization of the path to normalized relations with the US when Trump’s emissaries put it to him early in the spring of 2017. Putin is very loyal to his friends and would never turn on Chinese President Xi for the sake of an invitation to the White House. After that setback, Kissinger appeared to have disappeared from the Trump’s entourage.

In light of this the further deterioration of the US’s strategic military position highlighted by the Nuclear Posture Review and confirmed by the new generation of Russian hypersonic weapons unveiled in Putin’s March State of the Union Address  can only have given in Kissinger’s mind added urgency to the US’s need for a new arms limitation arrangement with Russia.

A ‘geostrategic ceasefire’?

This after all is the course I proposed in my discussion of the Nuclear Posture Review, and it is overwhelmingly likely that Kissinger – the nearest thing the US has to a foreign policy realist – shares it

In a rational world that ought to drive the US towards seeking some sort of rapprochement with either Russia or China or preferably with both of them.

Both countries are still overwhelmingly focused on their internal economic development, and for that reason they would probably be willing to come to some sort of ‘geostrategic ceasefire’ arrangement with the US if it were offered to them.

The brief detente era between the US and the USSR of the early 1970s offers a possible precedent, though given subsequent US behaviour the US now faces a massive trust deficit which it will struggle to overcome.

However that remains the rational approach for the US to be taking, and in my opinion if it took it, and committed itself to it seriously, it would probably despite all the trust issues achieve success given the overriding interest of both Russia and China in a peaceful and stable world situation at this time.  Certainly the view expressed in the Review that Russia and China are ‘revisionist’ powers is for the time being at least wrong.

If this is indeed the direction things are taking then it is completely unsurprising that Henry Kissinger – the individual most associated with the previous ‘geostrategic ceasefire’ between the US and Russia of the 1970s – is at the forefront negotiating it.

 

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6 years ago today, Assange was sent into exile at Ecuador Embassy (Video)

On Tuesday June 19th, 2012, Julian Assange walked into the Ecuador’s embassy in London to claim asylum.

The WikiLeaks founder walked into the Ecuadorian embassy and claimed asylum under the UN’s human rights declaration. This followed an unsuccessful attempt to appeal against his deportation to Sweden to face allegations of rape.

The following morning on June 20th the Metropolitan police declared that Assange, who is still under bail conditions following his unsuccessful appeal to extradition, had breached those conditions.

They police stared that they will arrest him and are aware of his current location at the embassy in Knightsbridge, west London.

The six year standoff between Julian Assange, UK police, and the US Deep State had begun.

Check out the video below which chronicles Assange’s six year ordeal at the hands of UK authorities and the Deep State, along with a segment from Assange’s first public appearance on August 19th, 2012 on the balcony of the Ecuador Embassy, where he would reside for the next six years.

Here is timeline of events from 2012 until present day (Courtesy of Sky News)…


2012

16 August: Ecuador grants the asylum request.

It means Julian Assange can be assured police are not able to enter and arrest him – as long as he doesn’t leave the building – because of special diplomatic immunity rules.

Metropolitan Police guard the building in case he tries to flee to the safe haven of the South American country.

19 August: Assange appears on the embassy balcony as he urges an end to the US government “witch-hunt” of Wikileaks.

November: Five months in, Ecuador’s ambassador to the UK says their guest has a chronic lung condition after being cooped up inside the building.

December: Back in front of the media on the balcony, Assange marks six months to say the “door is open” for talks with the Swedish authorities to end the deadlock.

2013

June: A year has passed and the apparent stalemate shows no signs of being resolved.

Assange tells reporters that he fears moves to extradite him to the US are already under way and that he won’t leave the embassy, even if the arrest warrant over the sex offence claims is withdrawn.

2014

July: A defeat for Assange as the Australian loses his legal bid for Swedish authorities to cancel the arrest warrant.

August: There is speculation Assange needs hospital treatment for heart and lung problems.

He tells a news conference he will soon be leaving the embassy but dismisses claims that he is about to give up his fight over extradition to Sweden.

September: His legal team complains to the United Nations about the actions of the UK and Sweden. They say his confinement without charge amounts to illegal detention.

November: Assange loses an appeal in Sweden over the decision to uphold the arrest warrant.

December: American linguist and philosopher Noam Chomsky and Hollywood actor John Cusack visit Assange.

Other famous visitors to make a house call during his time in the embassy include ex-Baywatch star Pamela Anderson – who has dropped by on a number of occasions with a spot of lunch, Lady Gaga, Eric Cantona and civil rights campaigner Jesse Jackson.

Nigel Farage has also been spotted leaving the embassy but refused to say whether he had met Assange.

Benedict Cumberbatch, however, was shunned by the WikiLeaks boss. The actor played him in the movie The Fifth Estate and wanted to meet him to study his mannerisms.

Assange dismissed the book on which the film was based as “toxic”.

2015

March: After years of getting nowhere, Swedish prosecutors ask to question Assange inside the embassy.

June: Assange claims the appointment to interview him has been cancelled.

13 August: The inquiry into the sexual molestation and unlawful coercion allegations is dropped after a legal time limit passes – but the more serious rape allegation stands and the investigation remains active.

16 August: The Foreign Office accuses Ecuador of preventing the proper course of justice by giving Assange a safe haven.

12 October: Police call off their 24-hour watch outside the embassy after three years and an estimated cost of £12m. CCTV is later installed instead.

2016

5 February: The UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention agrees supports his legal team’s appeal and says Assange is being “arbitrarily detained” at the embassy.

It urges an end to his “deprivation of liberty”.

Philip Hammond, then the foreign secretary, calls it “frankly ridiculous” – a response Assange calls “insulting”.

9 February: Prosecutors say they are working on a new request to get inside the embassy and interview Assange about the rape accusation.

22 February: Lawyers go back to court to try to get the arrest warrant dropped but a month later the request is turned down.

24 March: The Government formally asks the UN to review its “deeply flawed” conclusion that Assange is being “arbitrarily detained”.

May: A cat – a gift from Assange’s children – takes up residence at the diplomatic outpost. The dapper feline puts in periodic appearances in the embassy window sporting a red and white striped tie.

20 June: Ecuador confirms Sweden has put in a formal request to enter the embassy and interview Assange.

9 August: Sweden’s court of appeal receives an appeal that argues it must comply with the UN assertion that Assange’s is being illegally deprived of his liberty.

11 August: Assange will be questioned inside the embassy, Ecuador confirms.

16 September: Sweden rejects the bid to get an arrest warrant dropped, saying nothing has changed.

14 November: Finally, Swedish authorities get their chance to put questions to the WikiLeaks founder during a two-day interview at the embassy.

Prosecutor Ingrid Isgren and police inspector Cecilia Redell were present – but it was an Ecuadorian prosecutor asking the questions.

2017

17 January: Outgoing US president Barack Obama decides to free WikiLeaks’ key whistleblower Chelsea Manning, formerly Bradley Manning.

Speculation mounts that Assange will finally draw a line under his time hunkered down in the Ecuadorian embassy after WikiLeaks tweets before the decision: “If Obama grants Manning clemency Assange will agree to US extradition despite clear unconstitutionality of DoJ (Department of Justice) case.”

19 January: Assange pledges to stand by the offer to go to the US if his rights are respected.

21 April: Jeff Sessions, the new US attorney general, says Assange’s arrest is a “priority”.

19 May: After years of legal fighting, Sweden’s prosecutor says the rape case has been dropped: “At this point, all possibilities to conduct the investigation are exhausted,” says Marianne Nye.

“He has tried to dodge all attempts to avoid Swedish and British legal authorities,” she adds.

Assange tweets that his “name was slandered” and that he will not “forgive or forget”.

His accuser, meanwhile, says she is “shocked” and calls it a “scandal”.

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Breaking down bombshell IG report and big time corruption at FBI (Video)

 

On Thursday, Inspector General Michael Horowitz released the much anticipated review on FBI and Department of Justice actions during the Hillary Clinton email investigation.

Horowitz’s IG report found rampant institutionalized corruption and bias at the FBI and DOJ, with far left operatives influencing policy throughout the upper the two government institutions.

Inspector General Horowitz referred five FBI employees for investigation as more damning anti-Trump text messages were released to the public via the report.

The five FBI employees operating to sabotage Trump’s presidency remain anonymous for the time being.

At the head of all this corruption was FBI Director James Comey and Obama’s AG Loretta Lynch.

The IG report also revealed that FBI agents regularly received “improper” gifts from reporters in exchange for leaks.

According to the Inspector General, FBI employees were receiving “tickets to sporting events, golfing outings, drinks and meals, and admittance to nonpublic social events,” from reporters in exchange for unauthorized leaks.

The Duran’s Alex Christoforou and Editor-in-Chief Alexander Mercouris, analyze the IG report, explain its implications, and outline who are the winners and losers going forward, as US Deep State corruptions continues to be exposed at a stunning rate. Remember to Please Subscribe to The Duran’s YouTube Channel.

Fox News reports…

Numerous FBI employees accepted inappropriate gifts from reporters and routinely spoke to media outlets without authorization during the Hillary Clinton email probe, the Justice Department’s watchdog revealed in Thursday’s long-awaited accountability report.

The shocking revelation came just a week after the former security director for the Senate Intelligence Committee — who was in charge of maintaining all classified information from the Executive Office to the panel — was indicted for allegedly giving false statements to FBI agents looking into possible leaks to reporters.

“We identified instances where FBI employees improperly received benefits from reporters, including tickets to sporting events, golfing outings, drinks and meals, and admittance to nonpublic social events,” reads the report by the inspector general, Michael Horowitz.

Remarkably, at least two unauthorized phone calls to reporters came from an “unattributed FBI HQ phone number,” the IG report says — suggesting that some employees at the bureau were brazenly leaking information from phones in the agency’s headquarters in Washington, D.C.

“We have profound concerns about the volume and extent of unauthorized media contacts by FBI personnel that we have uncovered during our review,” the IG continued. “These leaks highlight the need to change what appears to be a cultural attitude among many in the organization.”

 

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Joint Statement of President Donald J. Trump of the United States of America and Chairman Kim Jong Un of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea at the Singapore Summit

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President Donald J. Trump of the United States of America and Chairman Kim Jong Un of the State Affairs Commission of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) held a first, historic summit in Singapore on June 12, 2018.

President Trump and Chairman Kim Jong Un conducted a comprehensive, in-depth, and sincere exchange of opinions on the issues related to the establishment of new U.S.–DPRK relations and the building of a lasting and robust peace regime on the Korean Peninsula.  President Trump committed to provide security guarantees to the DPRK, and Chairman Kim Jong Un reaffirmed his firm and unwavering commitment to complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula.

Convinced that the establishment of new U.S.–DPRK relations will contribute to the peace and prosperity of the Korean Peninsula and of the world, and recognizing that mutual confidence building can promote the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula, President Trump and Chairman Kim Jong Un state the following:

  1. The United States and the DPRK commit to establish new U.S.–DPRK relations in accordance with the desire of the peoples of the two countries for peace and prosperity.
  2. The United States and the DPRK will join their efforts to build a lasting and stable peace regime on the Korean Peninsula.
  3. Reaffirming the April 27, 2018 Panmunjom Declaration, the DPRK commits to work toward complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula.
  4. The United States and the DPRK commit to recovering POW/MIA remains, including the immediate repatriation of those already identified.

Having acknowledged that the U.S.–DPRK summit—the first in history—was an epochal event of great significance in overcoming decades of tensions and hostilities between the two countries and for the opening up of a new future, President Trump and Chairman Kim Jong Un commit to implement the stipulations in this joint statement fully and expeditiously.  The United States and the DPRK commit to hold follow-on negotiations, led by the U.S. Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, and a relevant high-level DPRK official, at the earliest possible date, to implement the outcomes of the U.S.–DPRK summit.

President Donald J. Trump of the United States of America and Chairman Kim Jong Un of the State Affairs Commission of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea have committed to cooperate for the development of new U.S.–DPRK relations and for the promotion of peace, prosperity, and security of the Korean Peninsula and of the world.

DONALD J. TRUMP
President of the United States of America

KIM JONG UN
Chairman of the State Affairs Commission of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea

June 12, 2018
Sentosa Island
Singapore

via Joint Statement of President Donald J. Trump of the United States of America and Chairman Kim Jong Un of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea at the Singapore Summit

Israel Pushing Law to Make Filming Soldiers Illegal—Violators to Be Imprisoned for a Decade

By John Vibes

The Israeli government is reportedly targeting journalists and human rights group with a newly proposed bill that would outlaw the filming of Israeli troops, which critics are calling an obvious attempt to hide war crimes that are regularly committed by the country’s military.

If passed, Reuters reported that the new law will impose a possible five-year prison sentence on anyone who takes recordings “with intent to harm the morale of Israel’s soldiers or its inhabitants.” The prison sentence will reportedly be raised to 10 years if the recording was taken with the intent of “damaging national security.”

The bill was put forward by a committee on Sunday and is now on its way to parliament for a vote that could take place as soon as this week.

Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman praised the bill and said that it was necessary to fight “terrorism.”

“Israeli soldiers are under constant attack by Israel haters and supporters of terrorism who look constantly to degrade and sully them. We will put an end to this,” Lieberman said.

Deputy Palestinian Information Minister Fayez Abu Aitta pointed out that this is an obvious attempt to cover up the Israeli government’s own terrorism and war crimes.

This decision aims to cover up crimes committed by Israeli soldiers against our people, and to free their hands to commit more crimes,” Aitta told Reuters.

The text of the bill suggests that there are “anti-Israeli and pro-Palestinian organizations which spend entire days near Israeli soldiers waiting breathlessly for actions that can be documented in a slanted and one-sided way so that soldiers can be smeared.”

B’Tselem, the Jerusalem-based human rights organization that has consistently exposed Israeli war crimes in the past, called the bill “ridiculous” and said that the Israeli government should stop committing war crimes if they are unhappy about the press that they are getting.

If the occupation embarrasses the government, then the government should take action to end it. Documenting the reality of the occupation will continue regardless of such ridiculous legislation efforts,” said Amit Gilutz, a spokesman for B’Tselem.

In 2016, a video taken by B’Tselem in the West Bank led to Israeli soldier Elor Azaria being convicted of manslaughter.

In recent years, as the horror that the Israeli government unleashes upon the prisoners of Palestine has been exposed, global public opinion is finally beginning to shift against the apartheid state. In response, the governments in the U.S. and Israel have both been forcing legislation to keep a lid on the genocide that is taking place.

Last month, The Free Thought Project reported that South Carolina passed a law to legally define criticism of Israel as “anti-Semitism,” showing a concerted effort to stifle criticism of a government that is indiscriminately killing innocent people, and keeping an entire population in poverty and constant terror.

As The Free Thought Project also reported, 41 other members of Congress came together to champion proposed legislation in July 2017 that would “make literal criminals of any Americans boycotting Israel—a brazen, if not explicit, attack on the BDS Movement, incidentally exploding in popularity worldwide as the belligerent nation continues its occupation of Palestinian lands.”

Governments are not alone in this suppression of information either, tech corporations that now control the media narrative are also taking efforts to prevent people from seeing the true face of the Israeli military. YouTube has been engaging in censorship of Israeli war crimes, as journalist Abby Martin called attention to earlier this year when a video that she made about the violence in Israel was flagged as “hate speech” and blocked by YouTube in 28 countries.

Journalist Max Blumenthal, who was featured in the interview, suggested that pro-Israel lobbyists have major tech companies on their payroll:

My comments were based entirely on my extensive journalistic experience in the region and my analysis was clinical in nature. At no point did I denigrate anyone based on their faith or ethnicity. The trend of censoring material that presents Israel in a less than favorable light has only intensified as establishment attacks on critical voices expands. This latest episode confirms my view that the pro-Israel lobby and its willing accomplices in Silicon Valley present one of the greatest threats to free speech in the West.

Despite the best efforts of the Israeli government and their NATO allies, the world is beginning to wake up to the struggle of the Palestinian people. Even the United Nations is taking a new interest in the situation, with the recent announcement of a war crimes investigation of the Israeli government’s actions.

John Vibes is an author and researcher who organizes a number of large events including the Free Your Mind Conference. He also has a publishing company where he offers a censorship free platform for both fiction and non-fiction writers. You can contact him and stay connected to his work at his Facebook page. John just won a 3-year-long battle with cancer, and will be working to help others through his experience, if you wish to contribute to his treatments consider subscribing to his podcast to support . This article first appeared at The Free Thought Project.

 

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