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Iran Riots Stink, Smell Like More Neo-con Interference, Oil Pipelines Being Blown Up By ISIS (CIA/Mossad Back At It Again!?) Reader 12/31/2017 (Sun) 17:06:57 Id: 396980 [Preview] No. 5016 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
REMINDER: https://archive.fo/EuXKF
https://www.timesofisrael.com/report-us-israel-sign-secret-pact-to-tackle-iran-nuclear-and-missile-threat/

The US State Department has issued a formal condemnation of the Iranian government following two days of economic protests centering in a handful of cities, calling the regime "a rogue state whose chief exports are violence, bloodshed, and chaos" while announcing support for protesters. It fits a familiar script which seems to roll out when anyone protests for any reason in a country considered an enemy of the United States (whether over economic grievances or full on calling for government overthrow).

The statement by spokesperson Heather Nauert, released late on Friday, further comes very close to calling for regime change in Iran when it asserts the following:

On June 14, 2017, Secretary Tillerson testified to Congress that he supports "those elements inside of Iran that would lead to a peaceful transition of government. Those elements are there, certainly as we know." The Secretary today repeats his deep support for the Iranian people.

Though most current reports strongly suggest protests are being driven fundamentally by economic grievances, the US has already framed this week's events inside Iran as revolutionary in nature and as aiming for "transition of government". On Friday evening White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders tweeted the following statement:

Reports of peaceful protests by Iranian citizens fed up with the regime’s corruption and its squandering of the nation’s wealth to fund terrorism abroad. The Iranian government should respect their people’s rights including their right to express themselves. The world is watching.

The media is already promoting a regime change narrative

As we noted during our initial coverage of Thursday's protests, Israeli as well as Iranian opposition media commentators (and of course pundits in the US mainstream) have generally appeared giddy with excitement at the prospect that protests could spread inside Iran, potentially culminating in society-wide resistance and possible change in government. It goes without saying that Iran has been enemy #1 for the United States and Israel since the Islamic Revolution and embassy hostage crisis beginning in 1979.

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Reader 12/31/2017 (Sun) 17:13:08 Id: 396980 [Preview] No.5017 del
Can't have Iran challenging the world's reserve currency (petrodollar), can we?

I wonder when Russia and China are going to be drawn into this mess? Same thing playing out like Syria?

If we want to compete with the world we need to stick to capitalism: re-industrialize our nation, stop wasteful govt spending and start paying down our debts. But noooooooo, USSA no longer knows what capitalism is.


Reader 12/31/2017 (Sun) 19:02:44 Id: 046a54 [Preview] No.5018 del
>>5017
Where there is a will, there is a way as they say. Every time they try controlling or regulating something notice how it backfires? War on drugs = more drugs. War on terror = more terrorists. War on privacy = increasing use of Tor, VPN and other encryption services. War on alternative media = alternative media booming, corporate viewership falling. War on bitcoin = bitcoin going higher and higher.

Don't interrupt the enemy, let them keep attempting and failing and do what you gotta do to get by.


Reader 12/31/2017 (Sun) 19:04:40 Id: 046a54 [Preview] No.5019 del
>>5018
Sorry, I posted this in the wrong thread :/

Comment meant for >>5015


Reader 12/31/2017 (Sun) 21:20:53 Id: 42aa8f [Preview] No.5025 del
We all know they won't make it.
United States is rotting along with israhell.

>Sorry, I posted this in the wrong thread

LUL!



POTUS Cuts $255 Million Military Aid To Pakistan Reader 12/31/2017 (Sun) 20:12:57 Id: 141833 [Preview] No. 5022 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
The Trump administration on Friday announced the United States will deny Pakistan military aid amounting to $255 million as punishment for harboring terrorists and failing to take decisive action “against terrorists and militants on its soil”.

“The United States does not plan to spend the $255 million in FY 2016 in Foreign Military Financing for Pakistan at this time,” said a spokesperson of the President’s National Security Council in a statement to Hindustan Times.

“The President has made clear that the United States expects Pakistan to take decisive action against terrorists and militants on its soil, and that Pakistan’s actions in support of the South Asia Strategy will ultimately determine the trajectory of our relationship, including future security assistance.

“The Administration continues to review Pakistan’s level of cooperation.”

Hindustan Times reports: The statement reflected and sealed the administration’s complete disillusionment with Pakistan, which had sought to brazenly disregard the explicit warnings issued by President Donald Trump personally and leading members of his cabinet, such as secretaries James Mattis and Rex Tillerson.

“This could be the severest blow dealt to Islamabad by this administration if it indeed decided to withhold it,” said a leading US expert on Pakistan, who did not want to be identified. “There is more coming,” the expert added.

The amount, $255 million, is left over from $1.1 billion aid earmarked for Pakistan in 2016, and which included non-military aid as well. It was cleared for handing over in August, just days before it would lapsed as unspent money.

https://archive.fo/sJKVH
http://yournewswire.com/potus-military-pakistan/



EU Deliberate Destabilization: Vassal State, Germany, Declares Martial Law For New Year’s Eve Celebrations Over Migrant CrISIS Reader 12/30/2017 (Sat) 15:42:17 Id: 0c6d76 [Preview] No. 4995 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
Following last year’s string of sexual assaults and robberies committed by groups of male immigrants, Berlin authorities are to set up a “safe zone” for women during the New Year’s Eve celebrations this week.

The segregation of women for the Brandenburg Gate party is a desperate attempt by the German government to prevent their uncontrolled immigration policy from further backfiring.

BBC News reports: The events in Cologne heightened tensions in the country over the large influx of refugees and migrants – 1.1m people arrived in Germany in 2015, some, but by no means all, fleeing violence in Syria and Iraq.

Hundreds of thousands of people are expected to attend the New Year’s Eve party in Berlin on Sunday and security will be strict. Large bags, such as rucksacks, and alcoholic drinks will be banned at the Brandenburg Gate.

Women who have been assaulted or feel harassed will be able to get support at a special “safety zone”, staffed by the German Red Cross, on Ebertstrasse.

The city’s police have also issued advice to women, encouraging them to seek help if they feel threatened and to carry a small bag with no valuables.

Cologne officials set up a “security point”, staffed by social workers and psychologists, at the city’s 2016 carnival following the New Year’s Eve attacks.

But the idea of a special safe zone for women at large public events has not been welcomed by everyone.

Critics say it does not tackle the perpetrators of sexual violence, while some others complain it is discriminatory.

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Reader 12/30/2017 (Sat) 18:47:37 Id: 2d411c [Preview] No.5001 del
>"nazi Merkel"
That always makes me cringe when someone makes the association. Do you want an explanation of Merkel's jewish roots? Because that's why she's pushing for this Kalergi plan of ethnic genocide through multiculturalism.


Reader 12/30/2017 (Sat) 21:32:39 Id: 5777c0 [Preview] No.5006 del
>>5001
Oh, I don't doubt it. They all suck up to the Jews, even the nationalists do to. You can't seem to get away from them, anyone who does gets assassinated or won't stand a chance in an election (well, at least its like that in the US).

Anyway don't get so trigged about it, its just a meme. Its basically just another way for some to say Merkel is totalitarian. If it works to wake more people up, meh, use it.



Turkey Arrests Nearly 200 Islamic State Jihadists Ahead of 2018 In Terror Crackdown Reader 12/30/2017 (Sat) 17:35:25 Id: a21d44 [Preview] No. 4999 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
Turkey detained nearly 200 people over suspected links to Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL) jihadists over a two-day period as part of enhanced counterterrorism efforts ahead of New Year celebrations.

On Friday, Turkish law enforcement arrested 75 alleged ISIS terrorists after detaining nearly 120 such suspects the previous day.

Citing Turkey’s state-run Anadolu news agency, Reuters noted that around 500 police officers participated in “simultaneous raids” in the Turkish capital of Ankara alone on Friday.

The Anadolu Agency (AA) explained:

Counter-terrorism police conducted a series of dawn raids across the capital Ankara, detaining 29 people, said the source, who spoke on condition of anonymity due to restrictions on talking to the media. The raids came after Ankara prosecutors issued arrest warrants for 46 suspects, most of whom were reportedly foreign nationals. Some of the suspects were believed to be preparing for a terror attack on New Year’s celebrations, the source added.

Turkish police also raided 25 different locations on Friday and arrested 46 suspected ISIS members, including 43 foreigners, alleged the police source.

Citing Turkish police, Reuters reported that the suspects were involved in “smuggling and theft” activities for ISIS.

On Thursday, “Police detained a total of 120 people, including Syrian and Iraqi citizens, over suspected links to the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) in various operations conducted in 12 provinces across Turkey,” revealed Hurriyet Daily News, citing AA.

During the New Year’s celebration at the end of 2016, an ISIS-linked terrorist armed with an assault rifle killed 39 people at a nightclub in Istanbul, including foreign nationals from various Arab nations, India, and Canada.

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Hungarian Prime Minister Orbán's Ultimatum: Respect Our Soverign Laws Or We Will Withdrawl From The EU Reader 12/30/2017 (Sat) 02:27:17 Id: fd62ba [Preview] No. 4986 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán said that Europeans are “asserting their will” by supporting leaders who reject mass migration and support Christian foundations, and gave a warning to politicians who deny the “natural order of democracy”.

The conservative Fidesz party leader told Kossuth Radio’s listeners that 2.3 million Hungarians took part in the national consultation against the George Soros-backed pro-mass migration plan, and Mr. Orbán now intends to spend the next few months convincing his opponents that Europe is right to protect her borders and her culture.

Asked by the 180 Minutes host what made him think that after two years, since the migrant crisis, progressive leaders would listen now, Mr. Orbán said: “Because in the meantime elections are being held in Europe.”

Those who argue for a “mixed population” and to “abolish societies based on national and Christian foundations” in favour of living in multicultural societies “are continually losing ground in national elections”, he observed.

“European people… will assert their will. Look at the elections that have been held in Europe over the last few months. And I think that this process will intensify.

Hungary: We Will Make Our Country Family Friendly So Population Can Grow Without Mass Migration https://t.co/LOeeaMucNl

— Breitbart London (@BreitbartLondon) December 22, 2017

“So we must hold out until Western Europeans follow the Central Europeans by becoming strong enough to use their democratic institutions, their elections, to force their leaders to pursue a policy which people favour and support a policy which rejects immigration,” said the prime minister.

Elsewhere in Europe, the growth of populism and resurgence of conservatism – both celebrated as on the wane by the mainstream media – has been witnessed in 2017 with rising support for the Dutch Party for Freedom; the Czech Republic electing Eurosceptic Andrej Babiš as prime minister; the collapse in the polls of the establishment PD party in Italy; and Poland and Hungary’s conservative governments seeing record support.

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Reader 12/30/2017 (Sat) 16:09:13 Id: ecb595 [Preview] No.4996 del
Eastern Europe needs to get together, meet in secret, and all withdrawal from the EU at once. Send a big shocking message to the Modern Soviets at the EU that they will not put up with their countries being destroyed and citizens victimized the way many have been in the other vassal states.

Forced migration = invasion! Period. You can't force cultures to assimilate when their belief systems are completely different and run contrary to one another. That is what the EU is trying to enforce, its like throwing dogs and cats together in a small cage and letting them hiss, growl and fight one another. Its inhumane. Simply inhumane!



Poland Readies To Leave The EU and Ban Elitists Like George Soros After Soviet-style Threats Against Their Nation Reader 12/30/2017 (Sat) 15:22:27 Id: 3e57fb [Preview] No. 4994 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
Poland’s new prime minister, Mateusz Morawiecki, has vowed to reclaim Poland from the clutches of the New World Order by banishing the EU and George Soros from the country.

In a speech to the Sejm, the lower house of Polish parliament, Morawiecki laid out his heroic vision for Poland, calling on ordinary Poles to unite and ‘reclaim Poland’ from globalism in a game plan that mirrors Donald Trump’s vision for America.

Newswars.com reports: Centering on the modernization of Poland, Morawiecki’s plan aims to strengthen the economy, while scaling back dependence on foreign capital, which he says has effectively allowed outside interests to ‘colonise the country.’

“This is a struggle for Polish property and Polish capital,” he says. “I’m asking everyone for help. Let’s reclaim Poland together.”

“Our programme is willing to construct a country that is proud of its strong economy, with financially secured families, a country that is admired and respected by others, a cheerful country that evenly distributes the fruits of its development.”

He explained that ‘Poland needs to shift from capitalism of consumption on credit installed by foreign institutions at the beginning of the 1990’s to capitalism of savings and investments,’ vowing to defend and open the free market for Polish entrepreneurs and small businesses.

“Micro, small and medium sized enterprises that maintain millions of Polish citizens are at the heart of our economic philosophy. I have an important message for small and medium-sized entrepreneurs — all honest entrepreneurs can expect to be protected by law and to be granted equal terms of competition,” he said.

Other key areas of focus include preservation of Polish identity and protection of traditional values, and a continued rejection of the EU’s ‘refugee relocation’ schemes.

“Europe needs to return to real values — the values that are spoken of today, increasingly contradict the traditional values and natural law,” he said. “Each day we hear a mantra on European values, that sometimes are not even mentioned anymore, because they increasingly contradict their past meaning; they contradict natural law or traditional values and the Republic is one of Europe’s greatest traditions; it is one of the greatest traditions of tolerance and democracy.”

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Trump's Ultimatum: No DACA Amnesty Without Wall Reader 12/29/2017 (Fri) 18:07:09 Id: 32f001 [Preview] No. 4966 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
President Donald Trump delivered an ultimatum to Democrats regarding amnesty for DACA recipients, saying there would be no deal without funding for the border wall.

The Democrats have been told, and fully understand, that there can be no DACA without the desperately needed WALL at the Southern Border and an END to the horrible Chain Migration & ridiculous Lottery System of Immigration etc. We must protect our Country at all cost!

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 29, 2017

The president repeated comments about the wall and a DACA deal in an interview with the New York Times on Thursday.

“Look, I wouldn’t do a DACA plan without a wall. Because we need it,” he said. “We see the drugs pouring into the country, we need the wall.”

Trump’s comments signal an opening salvo in the fight with Democrats over funding the government in January. Democrats have repeatedly refused to fund his promised wall on the southern border but desperately want to allow children brought to the United States illegally to stay.

The president is expected to meet with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and House Speaker Paul Ryan at Camp David during the first week of 2018 to discuss the issue.

https://archive.fo/qwmOa
http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/12/29/trump-no-deal-daca-without-wall/


Reader 12/29/2017 (Fri) 22:04:37 Id: 834fc0 [Preview] No.4970 del
>>4966
I wish the article explained what daca was, I do not understand all these different immigration terms and what it all means. Seems like its a good thing at least he is pushing congress to get this wall built.


Reader 12/30/2017 (Sat) 08:47:54 Id: b40938 [Preview] No.4989 del
>>4970
Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals.


Reader 12/30/2017 (Sat) 14:40:10 Id: 72a333 [Preview] No.4991 del
>>4989
aka "anchor babies" lol



Apple To Offer Discounts Following Lawsuits Over Slowing Down Older iPhones To Boost Sales of New Models Reader 12/29/2017 (Fri) 17:07:08 Id: b4a4b9 [Preview] No. 4963 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
RELATED: >>>/news/4788 ; >>>/news/4856

Apple apologized to customers Thursday for not being clear that the company slows down phones with aging batteries. Apple promised that it will “give users more visibility into the health of their iPhone’s battery” and let people see whether their battery's age affects their phone's performance.

Apple is offering a discount on battery replacements to anyone with an iPhone 6 or later, the company said in a statement. A battery replacement will cost $29 instead of $79 starting in late January. The cheaper price is more in line with third-party repair shops.

While Apple's message was apologetic, it still rejected allegations that the company slowed down phones with older batteries as a way to push people into buying new phones.

HAHAHAHA! BULLSHIT, APPLE!

Apple's disclosure last week that it slows down phones has sparked criticism and lawsuits. A French consumer rights group filed a suit Wednesday that accuses Apple of degrading its old phones to sell new ones. In France, it's illegal to degrade old products to promote the sale of new ones, meaning that the suit filed in France by the group Halte à l’Obsolescence Programmée carries the possibility of up to two years in prison.

The group, which lays out its case in an online statement, did not immediately respond to a request for comment. It has also previously sued printer companies, including Epson, over claims that they violate the same law. The printer case is under investigation.

Apple also faces at least eight lawsuits from iPhone owners in places such as California, New York, New Jersey and Israel that claim Apple owes its customers money for not previously disclosing the slowdowns. The suits ask the company to pay iPhone owners varying amounts. One California suit seeks nearly $1 trillion in damages.

South Korean government telecommunications officials also have said that they will look into the reports, according to the Korea Herald.

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Reader 12/29/2017 (Fri) 17:11:46 Id: b4a4b9 [Preview] No.4964 del
Hahaha!

Apple execs say "they would never do such a thing." (In reference to slowing down older iPhones deliberately to boost new sales).

Apple might as well deny the slave labor exploitation in China with all the "suicide nets" all around their factories so people don't jump to their deaths because of horrific working conditions.


Reader 12/29/2017 (Fri) 22:09:07 Id: b3df71 [Preview] No.4971 del
I refuse to buy one of those phones. #1 they are too damn expensive #2 too difficult to use and #3 they track everything you do. Get a normal cell phone, they still sell those and the service is dirt cheap.



Chinese Govt Offers Temporary Corporate Tax Exemption to Persuade US Companies to Stay In China Reader 12/29/2017 (Fri) 17:18:21 Id: 372745 [Preview] No. 4965 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
RELATED: >>>/news/4759 ; >>>/news/4834

China said on Thursday that it would temporarily exempt foreign companies from paying tax on their earnings, a bid to keep American businesses from taking their profits out of China following Washington’s overhaul of the United States tax code.

There is, however, a catch: To be eligible, foreign companies must invest those earnings in sectors encouraged by China’s government — including railways, mining, technology and agriculture — according to a statement from the Finance Ministry. The measure is retroactive from Jan. 1 this year, the ministry said.

The move would “promote the growth of foreign investment, improve the quality of foreign investment and encourage overseas investors to continuously expand their investment in China,” the ministry said. It did not elaborate.

Despite its appeal as a manufacturing hub, one where companies from around the world have set up operations to tap into a highly-skilled work force and strong infrastructure, China charges high taxes. On top of a standard corporate rate of 25 percent, companies are required to make social security contributions and other payments that push their tax burden higher than it is in many other countries.

The newly approved tax incentives in the United States could appeal to companies that are frustrated by China’s rising labor costs, ambitious local competitors and tangled legal systems, or those that would rather spend their money at home or elsewhere. And officials in Beijing have worried that the overhaul could prove to be a challenge to Chinese laws that aim to keep money from leaving the country’s borders.

While Thursday’s announcement did not explicitly refer to the tax overhaul in the United States, analysts have said that it is almost certain that the policy was in response to it. This month, China’s vice finance minister, Zhu Guangyao, pledged to “take proactive measures” in response to the overhaul, according to Xinhua, China’s state-run news agency. He noted that the impact of the changes overseas “cannot be overlooked.”

The American tax overhaul has been promoted by President Trump and other Republican leaders as a move to make the United States more competitive globally.

https://archive.fo/Bldfu

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Reader 12/29/2017 (Fri) 20:31:45 Id: 4ab4c3 [Preview] No.4968 del
Hopefully these new tax cuts in the US will reverse the socialist policy of outsourcing all of our industry from the United States. That was a horrible, horrible idea that began in the mid 80s. We should have never de-pegged the dollar from gold, we should have never relied on OPEC and the petrodollar scheme and most of all we should have never outsourced our industries! China has been laughing at us ever since, no doubt: they call us "socialist dogs" from what I hear.

Until we bring back our industry and start paying back our insolvent debts the United States will continue down the failed path of fiscal Keynesianism which would lead us to the third world, look to Detroit as a prime example!


Reader 12/29/2017 (Fri) 22:00:06 Id: 4c11d4 [Preview] No.4969 del
>>4968
Amen.



Former Clinton Aide Huma Abedin's Cousin Convicted of Fraud and Sent Directly to Jail Reader 12/29/2017 (Fri) 04:51:12 Id: 0eab45 [Preview] No. 4961 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
A cousin of former top Hillary Clinton aide Huma Abedin was convicted of fraud and sent immediately to jail on Tuesday.

In addition to fraud, Omar Amanat is accused of trying to tamper with potential evidence by allegedly asking his brother to “delete all of my emails from the yahoo site” because he was afraid of a subpoena.

Amanat, who did business with the man known as the “Russian Donald Trump,” was reportedly determined to be a flight risk by a judge.

The Daily Caller News Foundation has more details on the indictment:

The indictment charges that Amanat convinced people to invest millions of dollars in a tech company called Kit Digital and lied to them to hide the fact that the company was hemorrhaging cash. “The evidence of their criminal schemes was so overwhelming that Amanat actually tried to fool the jury by introducing fake emails into the record as exculpatory ‘evidence’ in this trial,” acting Manhattan U.S. Attorney Joon H. Kim said in a statement. Prosecutors said he re-purposed millions of dollars of the company’s money for his own personal use.

In a curious blog post, Amanat responded to the charges:

“The facts of this case will all be made plain to see shortly. You’ve only seen snippets. You’re only seen what they want you to see. Stay tuned…”

While Abedin has no apparent ties to the case, her name did reportedly come up during the trial when jurors were barred from hearing a phone call in which Amanat mentioned her name. Amanat also described Abedin as his first and “closest” cousin, according to Page Six.

The judge agreed with defense lawyers agreed that the conversation was "irrelevant and unfairly prejudicial,” according to The Associated Press.

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Reader 12/29/2017 (Fri) 18:52:01 Id: 209841 [Preview] No.4967 del
One small step for Justice, but still a long way to go.