Oz Backs Down, Suspends Air Strikes in Syria in Response to Putin Threat

MEMBERS OF THE AUSTRALIAN DEFENSE FORCE (ADF).

Why should a single Australian pilot die for Israel?

Following the shooting down of a Syrian military jet by the US, Russia’s Vladimir Putin in effect declared Syria to be a no-fly zone for American and coalition planes.

The Australian government, showing a degree of independence from Washington, has decided to stand down in Syria.

Australia has no business in Syria anyway, undoubtedly having been bullied by the (((neocon))) controlled American military into becoming part of the “coalition” fighting Syria’s Assad government.

Reuters

Australia said on Tuesday it was suspending air strikes into Syria following the U.S. downing of a Syrian military jet on Sunday and Russia’s subsequent threat against U.S.-led coalition aircraft.

“As a precautionary measure, Australian Defence Force (ADF) strike operations into Syria have temporarily ceased,” Australia’s Department of Defence said in a statement.

Russia said on Monday it would treat U.S.-led coalition aircraft flying west of the River Euphrates in Syria as potential targets and track them with missile systems and military aircraft, but stopped short of saying it would shoot them down.

Russia made clear it was changing its military posture in response to the U.S. downing of a Syrian military jet on Sunday, something Damascus said was the first such incident since the start of the country’s conflict in 2011.

Here’s a video of ADF jets in Las Vegas, USA:

Here’s another video, this one showing an Aussie F-35A on its first flight.

Putin Sarcastically Offers Asylum to James Comey

Comey = Snowden -> Asylum.

Great trolling by a man who deals in reality, not fake news.

Go Putin! You have your admirers in America, my friend.

CBS News

MOSCOW (AP) — Wading into the furor surrounding the investigations of the Trump White House, Russian President Vladimir Putin used a national call-in show Thursday to disparage what he called U.S. “political infighting” that is blocking better relations with Russia.

The Russian leader even sarcastically offered political asylum to fired FBI Director James Comey.

Putin reaffirmed his denial of allegations by U.S. intelligence agencies that the Kremlin meddled in the 2016 U.S. election, saying that Russia has openly expressed its views and hasn’t engaged in any covert activities. He also tried to turn the tables on the U.S., saying it has sought to influence Russian elections by funding nongovernmental organizations as part of its aspirations for world domination.

“Turn a globe and point your finger anywhere, you will find American interests and interference there,” he said.

Putin also likened Comey to Edward Snowden, a contractor who leaked thousands of secret documents from the National Security Agency and has been living in Russia since being granted asylum in 2013.

“It sounds and looks very weird when the chief of a security agency records his conversation with the commander-in-chief and then hands it over to media via his friend,” Putin said.

“What’s the difference then between the FBI director and Mr. Snowden?” he asked. “In that case, he’s more of a rights campaigner defending a certain position than the security agency chief.”

On an acerbic note, he added that if Comey “faces some sort of persecution in connection with that, we are ready to offer political asylum in Russia to him as well.”

Tough New Russian Sanctions Package Passes in U.S. Senate with Limits on Trump

These Senate pukes can vote 97 to 2 to screw over Russia and a chance for detente, but they can’t agree on the Wall, decent healthcare for working class Americans, and so forth.

They suck.

I congratulate the 2 who voted against this abomination that shows the crafty hand of the Jew behind it.

Vox

President Donald Trump campaigned on easing tensions with Russia, arguing that it would be in America’s best interest to try warming relations with Vladimir Putin.

But Congress is looking more and more likely to stand in his way. On Wednesday, the Senate overwhelmingly approved a series of sanctions to punish Russia for meddling in the 2016 US presidential election. The 97-2 vote approved an amendment to add the Russia sanctions to a broader bill originally drafted to pass sanctions against Iran.

That Iran sanctions bill, which now includes the Russia sanctions, is expected to come up for a vote in the Senate next week, according to a spokesperson for Sen. Ben Cardin (D-MD). From there, the bill still has to be approved by the House and then by President Trump to be signed into law.

If passed, the new Russia provisions would make it more difficult for Trump to relax sanctions against the country. According to a press release, the sanctions bill would also:

— Impose new sanctions on: corrupt Russian actors; those seeking to evade sanctions; those involved in serious human rights abuses; those supplying weapons to the Assad regime; those conducting malicious cyber activity on behalf of the Russian government; those involved in corrupt privatization of state-owned assets; and those doing business with the Russian intelligence and defense sectors.

— Allow broad new sanctions on key sectors of Russia’s economy, including mining, metals, shipping and railways.

— Authorize robust assistance to strengthen democratic institutions and counter disinformation across Central and Eastern European countries that are vulnerable to Russian aggression and interference.

— Require a study on the flow of illicit finance involving Russia and a formal assessment of U.S. economic exposure to Russian state-owned entities.

It’s important to note that these sanctions haven’t passed, but Senate Democrats are optimistic Trump won’t veto them — in part because the 97-2 vote suggests that the Senate could override his veto.

“I would be very, very surprised if the president vetoes this bill. Now, he’s surprised me on a lot of things,” Cardin, the ranking Democrat on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, told CNN. “I find as we get to the finish line on these bills, every administration generally joins us … so I think we’ll have the support of the administration. I’m confident about that.”

Democrats will welcome the news nonetheless. The opposition party has long feared that Trump would respond to Russian interference in the election by turning around and helping Putin. But for now, at least, Senate Republicans appear willing to tie his hands before he can reach out to Russia.

Colbert Grills Oliver Stone About Putin

Obnoxious Trump hating Stephen Colbert of CBS’s The Late Show interviewed filmmaker Oliver Stone for six minutes last night.

In the interview Stone acquits himself well despite being badgered and mocked by Dirty Steve.

Recall that Hillary Clinton called Vladimir Putin the “new Hitler.” Stone’s upcoming Putin documentary reveals a great deal of the positive truth about the Russian president, according to what Stone has been telling the world in recent interviews.

As he said to Colbert, he doesn’t understand why anyone would be against detente with Russia.

Stone should interview the (((neocons))) who want war with Russia, which is resource rich and relatively sparsely populated. Those psychopaths would make for a shocking conspiracy drama that would wake some more people up to the dangers posed by the Deep State.

Deadline

Oliver Stone’s interview with Stephen Colbert on Monday’s Late Show, to tout his four-part documentary, The Vladimir Putin Interviews, went off the rails. Almost immediately.

In a clip shown to viewers, Stone is seen telling Putin that he has so much power in the United States, if he let it be known he preferred American candidate X, that person would tank in the U.S. election, but if Putin let it be known he did not like Trump, what would happen is that he would win.

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Incompetent Megyn Kelly’s Interview with Vladimir Putin was Falsified by NBC News in Order to Promote War

NBC News (Mark Dice calls it Nothing But Crap) has been caught falsifying Megyn Kelly’s interview with Russian president Vladimir Putin via some sneaky cuts from Putin’s answers.

The goal appears to be to make Putin look bad in order to promote the (((Deep States’))) goal of war with Russia.

Lew Rockwell

Dear NBC News Team,

Congratulations! You have graduated from fake news to falsified news, arriving at a journalistic level that is identical to that in the Soviet Union in its heyday.

A couple of days ago, the political talk show moderated by Vladimir Soloviev on state television channel Rossiya 1 broadcast two versions of a segment from Megyn Kelly’s interview with Vladimir Putin last Friday in the St Petersburg on the sidelines of the International Economic Forum. One was the complete, uncut version that was aired on RT. The other was the cut-to-shreds version that you put on air for the American audience. (Watch here, beginning 4 minutes into the program.)

Unless you understand Russian, the first part of video isn’t going to be of value. At about the three minute mark Megyn appears with Putin and it all turns to English.

The segment was Megyn Kelly’s aggressive question to Putin, asking his response to what she said was Americans’ understanding of his government, namely one that murders journalists, suppresses political opposition, is rife with corruption, etc., etc. In the NBC version, Putin’s answer has been cut to one empty introductory statement that “Russia is on its way to becoming a democracy” bracketed by an equally empty closing sentence. In the full, uncut version , Putin responds to Kelly’s allegations point by point and then turns the question around asking what right the USA and the West have to question Russia’s record when they have been actively doing much worse than what was in Kelly’s charges. He asks where is Occupy Wall Street today, why US and European police use billy clubs and tear gas to break up demonstrations, when Russian police do nothing of the sort, and so on.

In a word, you intentionally made Putin sound like an empty authoritarian, when he is in fact a very sophisticated debater who outranked your Megyn at every turn during the open panel discussion in the Forum, to the point she was the laughing stock of the day.

Who wins from these games? You are only preconditioning the American public for the war that is coming, whether by intention or by accident. And there will be no one left to have the last laugh after the first day of that war. So you can forget about your stock options and retirement schemes, ladies and gentlemen of the News Team.

have a nice day

Gilbert Doctorow

Brussels

Read the subtitles and watch Putin destroy the (((Deep State))) puppet, Megyn Kelly.

“Liar, Leaker:” Trump Fans Breathe Sigh of Relief After Friday A.M. Tweet About Comey Breaks Two-Day Silence

Zerohedge

Trump Slams “Liar, Leaker” Comey, Claims “Total And Complete Vindication”

After an uncharacteristic two-day social media silence, in which some wondered if White House lawyers had finally taken control of Trump’s iPhone, President Trump broke a nearly two-day silence on Twitter Friday morning to slam James Comey as a “liar” and a “leaker” the day after the fired FBI director’s testimony before Congress.

In the tweet, which may be the first of many, Trump claimed “total and complete vindication” from the Senate Intel Committee hearing, in which Comey likewise accused him of “lies” and requesting the FBI end a criminal investigation.

Despite a brief statement by his private lawyer following Comey’s three hour testimony, Trump had remained silent on Twitter throughout Thursday surprising many, when much of the U.S. was glued to the TV screen, following every word in Comey’s first public comments since the president fired him early last month.

Comey said he believed Trump terminated him over the FBI’s investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election, he also revealed that he had authorized a close friend to leak a memo to the NYT. “I didn’t do it myself for a variety of reasons, but I asked him to because I thought that might prompt the appointment of a special counsel,” Comey said. Comey also disclosed that Loretta Lynch had exerted pressure on him during the Hillary Clinton probe.

During the highly charged hearing with the Senate Intelligence Committee, a blunt-talking Comey said that he was “confused” and “concerned” when Trump said in May that he was firing him for undermining the morale of the agency he had led since 2013.

“The administration then chose to defame me, and more importantly, the FBI by saying the organization was in disarray, that it was poorly led, that the workforce had lost confidence in its leader,” Comey said.

We now look forward to Comey’s response, as Trump appears unwilling to let it go.

Another Zerohedge article features Tucker Carlson’s concise analysis of one of the biggest news events in recent memory. In less than seven minutes, Tucker summarizes the entire Comey testimony and questioning.

There’s a lot of amateur legal analysis being posted all over the Internet in relation to Trump and Comey. Obviously, anyone can play amateur lawyer. Here are a few of the better points made in the comments at the Zerohedge pieces.

Handful of Dust froze25 Jun 9, 2017 7:18 AM
Four-Star General leane was interviewed by Cavuto yesterday and said Comey’s story is just that, a story and a lie. He does not beleive Trump said those things to Comey and the meetings did not go as Comey testifed.

Meanwhile, both Bill Bennet and Karl Rove said Comey’s admissions under oath show he should be indicted.

Another interesting fact that proves Comey hangs aorund with a sordid bunch is that the Columbia lawyer Comey gave the ino to leak to the press lives in Brooklyn Heights in THE SAME building as Lena Dunham!

Tell me that’s coincidence!

nmewn FrozenGoodz Jun 9, 2017 8:04 AM
The take aways…

Confirmation the DNC refused the FBI access to its servers, why?

The DNC then hired CrowdStrike, presumably giving them access to its servers, again why?

Lowrenta Lynch ordered Comey to change his language and a call a criminal investigation a “matter”, why?

We learned from the hapless boobs at the NYT’s there are four “past & present government officials who wish to remain anonymous.”

We learned “the leakers” only leaked what they thought damaging to Trump, not that he was never under investigation even though all senators privy to that information knew it yet said nothing.

lester1 Jun 9, 2017 7:08 AM
Jeff Sessions needs to get off his ass and appoint a special prosecutor for Loretta Lynch and James Comey and the murder investigation of DNC email leaker Seth Rich !!

Wtf are you doing Jeff ????

Thom Paine Jun 9, 2017 7:35 AM
Comey has admitted to a number of criminal acts I think.

He admitted leaking FBI information to the media

He admitted leaking FBI information to the media in order to have an effect on the country (ie a counsel)

He admitted he was concerned enough with his meeting with Trump to make a memo of it – instead of going to the DOJ as required by law

He admitted he was concerned with Lynch telling him to not use the word investigation (which was the truth) and agreeing to it, instead of resigning or reporting it.

He demonstrates that he leaked information to the media, but not the truth that Trump was not under investigation – thus showing politcal bias in his job.

There are a few crimes there that I gather the DOJ has no option but to prosecute, how can it not? Since they are also prosecuting Winner for the exact same thing?

Law professor Jonathan Turley suggests that Comey’s leaking of the FBI memo is a crime.

Pat Buchanan: The Impeach-Trump Conspiracy

Paleoconservative Pat Buchanan, the man who’s been right about immigration and so many other things over the last 30 years, analyzes the conspiracy to overthrow President Donald Trump.

It’s disturbing reading, even if we already knew much of what Pat tells us in his latest essay. In light of today’s testimony by J. Edgar Comey, this piece is especially relevant.

Lew Rockwell

Pressed by Megyn Kelly on his ties to President Trump, an exasperated Vladimir Putin blurted out, “We had no relationship at all. … I never met him. … Have you all lost your senses over there?”

Yes, Vlad, we have.

Consider the questions that have convulsed this city since the Trump triumph, and raised talk of impeachment.

Did Trump collude with Russians to hack the DNC emails and move the goods to WikiLeaks, thus revealing the state secret that DNC chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz was putting the screws to poor Bernie Sanders?

If not Trump himself, did campaign aides collude with the KGB?

Now, given that our NSA and CIA seemingly intercept everything Russians say to Americans, why is our fabled FBI, having investigated for a year, unable to give us a definitive yes or no?

The snail’s pace of the FBI investigation explains Trump’s frustration. What explains the FBI’s torpor? If J. Edgar Hoover had moved at this pace, John Dillinger would have died of old age.

We hear daily on cable TV of the “Trump-Russia” scandal. Yet, no one has been charged with collusion, and every intelligence official, past or prevent, who has spoken out has echoed ex-acting CIA Director Mike Morrell:

“On the question of the Trump campaign conspiring with the Russians here, there is smoke, but there is no fire, at all. … There’s no little campfire, there’s no little candle, there’s no spark.”

Where are the criminals? Where is the crime?

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