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TBR News April 12, 2017

Apr 12 2017

The Voice of the White House

Washington, April 12, 2017: “There are no secrets any more. The Internet is a splendid system but while the units of surveillance and suppression in the government can read all emails, so also can their putative enemies and also, many government computer experts have been opening doors for sites like WikiLeaks and hitherto confidential information no longer is. One entertaining, if disgusting, aspect is that a number of very prominent American business and political leader have been accessing child pornography sites. As most of these are located in the friendly Ukraine, the Russians have been able to tap into them and are considering a WikiLeaks release of which person is looking at which site. This, I am told, is part of a new series of releases in train.”

Table of Contents

 

  • Five Top Papers Run 18 Opinion Pieces Praising Syria Strikes–Zero Are Critical
  • North Korea warns of nuclear strike against US if aggression continues
  • Pentagon Casts Doubt on AP Report Claiming Russia Knew About Syrian Chemical Attack
  • Intercepted Podcast: The Emperor’s New Cruise Missiles
  • Putin says trust erodes under Trump, Moscow icily receives Tillerson
  • Behind Trump’s Syria Turnabout
  • Syria air strikes: Russia sends more warships to Assad-controlled port of Tartus
  • Iran the Destabilizer
  • Largest US firms stash huge sums in tax havens: report
  • The CAP Operation Athena List

Five Top Papers Run 18 Opinion Pieces Praising Syria Strikes–Zero Are Critical

April 7, 2017

by Adam Johnson

FAIR

Five major US newspapers—the New York Times, Washington Post, USA Today, Wall Street Journal and New York Daily News—offered no opinion space to anyone opposed to Donald Trump’s Thursday night airstrikes. By contrast, the five papers ran a total of 18 op-eds, columns or “news analysis” articles (dressed-up opinion pieces) that either praised the strikes or criticized them for not being harsh enough:

New York Times

  • After the Missiles, We Need Smart Diplomacy on Syria (4/7/17)
  • Acting on Instinct, Trump Upends His Own Foreign Policy (4/7/17) (originally headlined “On Syria Attack, Trump’s Heart Came First”—presumably changed due to social media mockery)
  • Trump Raises the Stakes for Russia and Iran (4/7/17)
  • Syria’s ‘Conundrum’: Limited Strikes Risk Entrenching Assad’s Strategy (4/7/17)

Washington Post

  • Editorial: Trump’s Chance to Step Into the Global Leadership Vacuum (4/7/17)
  • Trump Enforces the ‘Red Line’ on Chemical Weapons (4/6/17)
  • Trump Has an Opportunity to Right Obama’s Wrongs in Syria (4/6/17)
  • Syrian Opposition Leader: Trump Has a Chance to Save Syria (4/7/17)
  • Was Trump’s Syria Strike a Moral Impulse or a Policy Change? (4/7/17)
  • Will Trump’s Decision to Strike Syria Reset His Presidency? (4/7/17)
  • Trump Might Be Going to War. But He Has No Plans for Establishing Peace (4/7/17) (Though the piece has criticism of Trump, it starts by declaring that the missile strikes were “an appropriate response to an act of unspeakable horror.”)

Wall Street Journal

  • Editorial: Trump’s Syria Opportunity (4/7/17)
  • With Strike on Syria, Trump Sends a Global Message (4/7/17)

USA Today

  • Editorial: Trump Pulls the Trigger in Syria (4/7/17)
  • Syria Missile Strike Could Lead to Political Solution (4/7/17)

Daily News

  • Praise Trump’s Syria Action, but Question His Explanation (4/7/17)
  • Trump’s Syria Response Raises Urgent Questions (4/7/17)
  • Trump’s Syria Action: A Limited Strike for a Specific Purpose (4/7/17)

Some, such as “The Riddle of Trump’s Syria Attack” (New York Times, 4/7/17) and “Was That Syria Attack Legal? Only Congress Can Say” (USA Today, 4/7/17) were value neutral—neither expressly in support of the attacks nor opposing them.

Cable news coverage was equally fawning. In the hours immediately following the attack, MSNBC had on a seemingly never-ending string of military brass and reporters who uncritically repeated the assertion the strikes were “proportional” and “limited.”  MSNBC didn’t give a platform to a single dissenting voice until four hours after the attacks began, when host Chris Hayes, according to his own account, had on two guests opposed to the airstrikes in the midnight slot.  MSNBC host Brian Williams got into a bit of hot water when he lovingly admired a slick video sent over by the Pentagon showing tomahawk missiles being fired from US navy vessels (FAIR.org, 4/7/17).

CNN’s resident Serious Military Person Lt. Gen Mark Hertling repeated over and over—seemingly on script—that the strikes were “bold, tactical.” CNN’s Fareed Zakaria gushed praise on Trump Friday morning (4/7/17; FAIR.org, 4/7/17), telling host Alisyn Camerota, “I think Donald Trump became president of the United States…. This was a big moment.”

Due to the mostly bipartisan support for the airstrikes, it’s somewhat predictable that corporate media would follow suit. No need to debate the morality or utility of the strikes, because the scene played out per usual: Dictator commits an alleged human rights violation, the media calls on those in power to “do something” and the ticking time bomb compels immediate action, lest we look “weak” on the “global stage.” Anything that deviates from this narrative is given token attention at best.

North Korea warns of nuclear strike against US if aggression continues

North Korea is not backing down from its threats against the US. US President Donald Trump has repeatedly said the US would be willing to “solve the problem” alone.

April 12, 2017

DW

After the US sent warships towards the Korean Peninsula, including a nuclear-powered aircraft carrier, North Korean state media said the country would launch a nuclear attack in case of any further aggression.

“Our revolutionary strong army is keenly watching every move by enemy elements with our nuclear sight focused on the US invasionary bases not only in South Korea and the Pacific operation theater but also in the US mainland,” according to a statement in “Rodong Sinmun,” the official newspaper of the Central Committee of the Workers’ Party of Korea.

The announcement comes on the heels of the opening of North Korea’s parliament, the Supreme People’s Assembly, on Tuesday. The country’s leader, Kim Jong Un, was in the center seat. The session began what are expected to be major celebrations, including the 105th anniversary of the birth of North Korea’s first leader, Kim Il Sung, on Saturday. Kim Il Sung is Kim Jong Un’s late grandfather and is called the “eternal president” in North Korea.

There are concerns that North Korea may conduct a nuclear test to observe the anniversary of Sim Il Sung’s birthday, or the army’s founding day on April 25. The recent North Korean missile tests indicate the state may soon have an intercontinental ballistic missile that is capable of delivering a nuclear warhead to the US.

US continuing pressure

US President Donald Trump spoke with Chinese President Xi Jinping last week about the “shared common interest” in seeing an end to the nuclear program in North Korea. Although the meetings were seen as mostly positive, Trump wrote in a tweet on Tuesday that if China, North Korea’s sole ally, refused to assist “we will solve the problem without them!”

US National Security Advisor H.R. McMaster said Sunday that Trump asked for “a full range of options to remove that threat.”

Trump ordered a missile strike in Syria last week following President Bashar al-Assad’s suspected use of sarin gas on his own civilians, leading to more than 70 deaths. It appears the strike was a message to North Korea.

“If you violate international agreements, if you fail to live up to commitments, if you become a threat to others, at some point a response is likely to be undertaken,” said US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson.

Pentagon Casts Doubt on AP Report Claiming Russia Knew About Syrian Chemical Attack

April 11, 2017

by Kaitlan Collins, White House Correspondent

Daily Caller

A Department of Defense spokesman discounted an Associated Press report that claimed Russia knew in advance about the chemical weapons attack in Syria last week that left more than 80 people dead.

“I’ve seen nothing that corroborates this definitive statement,” Major Jamie Davis told the Daily Caller in a statement Monday. “We continue to review the available intelligence surrounding this incident.”

Though Davis noted that the DOD is continuing to assess the details of the situation, he noted they have found nothing so far that could verify the AP story

Citing an anonymous senior U.S. official, the Associated Press reported Monday that the United States concluded Russia knew in advance of the attack.

“The official said a drone operated by Russians was flying over a hospital as victims of the attack were rushing to get treatment,” the AP reported.

“Hours after the drone left, a Russian-made fighter jet bombed the hospital in what American officials believe was an attempt to cover up the usage of chemical weapons.”

“But the official said the presence of the surveillance drone over the hospital couldn’t have been a coincidence, and that Russia must have known the chemical weapons attack was coming and that victims were seeking treatment.”

A senior administration official in the White House also cast doubt on the AP report.

“At this time, there is no U.S. intelligence community consensus that Russia had foreknowledge of the Syrian chemical attack,” a senior administration official said.

Intercepted Podcast: The Emperor’s New Cruise Missiles

April 12 2017

Intercepted

There is almost nothing that brings the warmongers, the hawks, and the elites from both the Democratic and Republican parties closer together than a cruise-missile strike. This week’s episode of Intercepted will piss off Assad supporters and the Democrats and Republicans fawning over Trump’s newest war. Former Congressman Dennis Kucinich, who recently met with Bashar al-Assad in Damascus, questions the official story on the chemical weapons attack. Murtaza Hussain explains what Assad would stand to gain by using chemical weapons. And we hear from Maher Arar, a Syrian-born Canadian engineer who was kidnapped at JFK airport by U.S. operatives after 9/11 and rendered to Syria where he was tortured and interrogated by Assad’s intelligence agents. Arar explains why he is against Assad and U.S. military intervention in Syria. All that and a bucket of the media stupidity that is always on hand to ogle over the awesome, beautiful missiles.

Putin says trust erodes under Trump, Moscow icily receives Tillerson

April 12, 2017

by Yeganeh Torbati and Vladimir Soldatkin

Reuters

MOSCOW-Vladimir Putin said on Wednesday trust had eroded between the United States and Russia under President Donald Trump, as Moscow delivered an unusually hostile reception to Secretary of State Rex Tillerson in a face-off over Syria.

Any hope in Russia that the Trump administration would herald less confrontational relations has been dashed in the past week after the new U.S. leader fired missiles at Syria to punish Moscow’s ally for its suspected use of poison gas.

Just as Tillerson sat down for talks, a senior Russian official assailed the “primitiveness and loutishness” of U.S. rhetoric, part of a volley of statements that appeared timed to maximize the awkwardness during the first visit by a member of Trump’s cabinet.

“One could say that the level of trust on a working level, especially on the military level, has not improved but has rather deteriorated,” Putin said in an interview broadcast on Russian television moments after Tillerson sat down with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov in an ornate hall.

Putin doubled down on Russia’s support for Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, repeating denials that Assad’s government was to blame for the gas attack last week and adding a new theory that the attack may have been faked by Assad’s enemies.

Moments earlier, Lavrov greeted Tillerson with unusually icy remarks, denouncing the missile strike on Syria as illegal and accusing Washington of behaving unpredictably.

“I won’t hide the fact that we have a lot of questions, taking into account the extremely ambiguous and sometimes contradictory ideas which have been expressed in Washington across the whole spectrum of bilateral and multilateral affairs,” Lavrov said.

“And of course, that’s not to mention that apart from the statements, we observed very recently the extremely worrying actions, when an illegal attack against Syria was undertaken.”

Lavrov also noted that many key State Department posts remain vacant since the new administration took office — a point of sensitivity in Washington.

One of Lavrov’s deputies was even more undiplomatic.

“In general, primitiveness and loutishness are very characteristic of the current rhetoric coming out of Washington. We’ll hope that this doesn’t become the substance of American policy,” Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov told Russia’s state-owned RIA news agency.

“As a whole, the administration’s stance with regards to Syria remains a mystery. Inconsistency is what comes to mind first of all.”

Tillerson kept to more calibrated remarks, saying his aim was “to further clarify areas of sharp difference so that we can better understand why these differences exist and what the prospects for narrowing those differences may be.”

“I look forward to a very open, candid, frank exchange so that we can better define the U.S.-Russian relationship from this point forward,” he told Lavrov.

After journalists were ushered out of the room, Lavrov’s spokeswoman, Maria Zakharova, wrote on her Facebook page that U.S. journalists traveling with Tillerson had behaved as if they were in a “bazaar” by shouting questions to Lavrov.

Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Tillerson might meet Putin later on Wednesday if the two top diplomats decided it would be useful to brief the Russian president on their talks. But Peskov too did not hold back his criticism, saying calls from Western powers for Russia to cut support for Assad amounted to giving terrorists a free hand.

Moscow’s hostility to Trump administration figures is a sharp change from last year, when Putin hailed Trump as a strong figure and Russian state television was consistently full of effusive praise for him.

COVER-UP

The White House has accused Moscow of trying to cover up Assad’s use of chemical weapons after the attack on a town killed 87 people last week.

Trump responded to the gas attack by firing 59 cruise missiles at a Syrian air base on Friday. Washington warned Moscow, and Russian troops at the base were not hit.

Moscow has stood by Assad, saying the poison gas belonged to rebels, an explanation Washington dismisses as beyond credible. Putin said that either gas belonging to the rebels was released when it was hit by a Syrian strike on a rebel arms dump, or the rebels faked the incident to discredit Assad.

Trump came to the presidency promising to seek closer ties with Russia and greater cooperation fighting against their common enemy in Syria, Islamic State. Tillerson is a former oil executive who was awarded Russia’s Order of Friendship by Putin.

Last week’s poison gas attack and the U.S. retaliation upended what many in Moscow hoped would be a transformation in relations between the two countries, which reached a post-Cold War low under Trump’s predecessor Barack Obama.

The United States and its European allies imposed financial sanctions on Russia in 2014 after Putin seized territory from neighboring Ukraine.

Washington is leading a campaign of air strikes in Syria against Islamic State fighters and has backed rebels fighting against Assad during a six-year civil war, but until last week the United States had avoided directly targeting the Syrian government.

Russia, meanwhile, intervened in the civil war on Assad’s side in 2015 and has troops on the ground, which it says are advising government forces. Both Washington and Moscow say their main enemy is Islamic State, although they back opposing sides in the wider civil war which has killed more than 400,000 people and spawned the world’s worst refugee crisis.

In an interview with the Fox Business Network, Trump said he was not planning to order U.S. forces into Syria, but that he had to respond to the images of dead children poisoned in the gas attack.

“We’re not going into Syria,” he said in excerpts of the interview on the station’s website. “But when I see people using horrible, horrible chemical weapons … and see these beautiful kids that are dead in their father’s arms, or you see kids gasping for life … when you see that, I immediately called (Defense Secretary) General Mattis.”

Tillerson traveled to Moscow with a joint message from Western powers that Russia should withdraw its support for Assad after a meeting of the Group of Seven industrialized economies also attended by Middle East allies.

Some of Washington’s allies had been wary of Trump, who spoke during his election campaign of seeking closer ties with Moscow and questioned the value of U.S. support for its traditional friends. Tillerson’s mission sees the Trump administration taking on the traditional U.S. role as spokesman for a unified Western position.

Trump’s relations with Russia are also a domestic issue, as U.S. intelligence agencies have accused Moscow of using computer hacking to intervene in the election to help Trump win. The FBI is investigating whether any Trump campaign figures colluded with Moscow, which the White House denies.

(writing by Peter Graff; Editing by Sonya Hepintall)

Behind Trump’s Syria Turnabout

We’ve gone from “America first” to “Trump first”

April 12, 2017

by Justin Raimondo

AntiWar

Trump came into office touting his “America First agenda,” disdaining NATO, and asking “Why is it a bad thing to get along with Russia?” He told us he abjured “regime change” and held up Libya as an example of bad policy. Now he’s turned on a dime, bombing Syria, and welcoming tiny (and troubled) Montenegro into NATO. His intelligence agencies are even accusing Russia of having advance knowledge of the alleged chemical attack in Syria (although the White House disputed that after it got out). And all this in the first one hundred days!

How did this happen? It’s easy to explain, once you understand that there is no such thing as foreign policy: all policy is domestic.

That’s the core principle at the heart of what I call “libertarian realism,” the overarching theory – if such a grandiose term can be applied to what is simply common sense – that explains what is happening on the world stage at any particular moment. And there is no better confirmation of this principle than the recent statement by Eric Trump, the President’s son, who said: “If there was anything that Syria [strike] did, it was to validate the fact that there is no Russia tie.”

Oh yes, and Ivanka was “heartbroken” – and so it was incumbent upon the President to change course, break a major campaign promise, and declare via his Secretary of State that “Assad must go.”

Got it.

Trump’s Syrian turnabout is clearly a response to the coordinated attack launched on his presidency by the combined efforts of the Deep State, the media, the Democrats, and the McCain-Graham-neocon wing of the GOP – a campaign that still might destroy him, despite his capitulation to the War Party.

Vladimir Putin has likened the current Syria imbroglio to what happened in Iraq, with claims of “weapons of mass destruction” and a war fought on the basis of false intelligence, but there is one major difference: this time, the bombing came first, with the “evidence” an afterthought. You’ll recall that in the run up to the invasion of Iraq there was an extended and quite elaborate propaganda campaign designed to make the case for war. Now, however, that process has been reversed: bombing first, “evidence” later.

Speaking of which, Bloomberg national security reporter Eli Lake tells us that the US is about to release a “dossier” explaining the rationale for the Syria strike: it is “short on specific intelligence” but long on “its refutation of Russian disinformation.” As in the case of the “Russian interference in the election” narrative, we’ll doubtless be told that protecting “sources and methods” precludes us peons from seeing the actual “intelligence.” Ours is not to question why, ours is but to do and die, as the old saw goes: but is that – not to mention the moral imperative of safeguarding Ivanka’s fragile emotional state – really enough to justify a 180-degree shift in US foreign policy?

The real significance of this “dossier” has little to do with justifying the Syria strike insofar as actual evidence of Assad’s alleged crime is concerned, and more with signaling to the heretofore hostile “intelligence community’ and political actors in the US that the days of President Trump trying to achieve détente with Russia are over. As Lake points out:

“But it is really the report’s condemnation of the Russian response that is most striking. Trump has sought to reset the relationship with Moscow, as President Barack Obama hoped to do in 2009 and 2010. Now, one U.S. official tells me, Russian officials in phone calls with their Trump administration counterparts repeated in private the same propaganda lines their government was issuing in public. ‘That has led to a lot of frustration at the highest levels of the government,’ this official said.“

Translation: Forget getting along with Russia – just call off your bloodhounds.

We now have Putin warning that more “provocations” are in store, with some pretty specific details supplied. It wouldn’t surprise me in the least, but we’ll have to wait and see if that pans out. In the meantime, however, three factors are percolating in the mix: 1) Our spooks, not content with having turned the Trump administration around on Syria policy, won’t let up on the alleged “Russian foreknowledge” angle. These guys mean business. 2) The previously stalled effort to overthrow Assad by funding and arming the Islamist savages championed by McCain, Graham, & Co. will recommence, with some success, and 3) The campaign to smear Trump as a Kremlin tool will continue, unabated, with both the House and Senate investigations barreling full speed ahead, with plenty of help from the “former intelligence officials.” They aren’t about to let Trump off the hook quite so easily.

What all this shows is how far removed the making of US foreign policy is from actual facts on the ground, and the rational calculation of American interests. What it all comes back to is how it serves the political interests of those in power – and those who aspire after power. Facts have nothing to do with it except insofar as they can be manipulated – or created – so as to fit a preexisting agenda.

There are very few good arguments for striking out at the Syrian government. One of the pseudo-credible ones is that the use of sarin and other similar weapons, if allowed to go unpunished, would hurt our legitimate interests, since their use would then become pandemic. The riposte is that anyone who would even consider using such weapons is not likely to be deterred by US retaliation, no matter how swift.

In any case, this raises the question: did Bashar al-Assad drop sarin gas on a bunch of civilians at Idlib? Despite the rush to judgment, we don’t know the answer to that question, but several factors make it unlikely. He was winning the civil war, and this, if you’ll pardon the expression, seems like overkill. Furthermore, for years the Syrian rebels have been doing their damnedest to frame Assad for just such a heinous crime in order to provoke US intervention on their behalf, to little avail – until now. Their record speaks for itself.

If indeed Assad is guilty, then it’s conceivable – although I would disagree – that one could make an argument for a one-off warning strike. Yet that is not what we’re seeing at all: already, Secretary of State Tillerson is echoing that old Obama-Clinton slogan, “Assad must go.” This isn’t a one-off: it’s a complete reversal of what candidate Trump said he’d do once in office.

As I said in my last column, the silver lining is that many of Trump’s prominent supporters – and former supporters – are waking up to the importance of non-interventionism as one of the pillars of “Trumpism.” Their former hero’s betrayal is putting them on a learning curve – and the best of them will come out the other side with a new awareness of what “America First” really means.

On the other hand, we are going to have to live with the consequences of this terrible turnabout – not all of which are readily apparent, and none of which redound to the benefit of the United States and its citizens.

Syria air strikes: Russia sends more warships to Assad-controlled port of Tartus

Two Steregushchiy-class corvettes, ocean tug and a fleet oiler leave Kaliningrad to join the missile-armed Admiral Grigorovich in Mediterranean as tensions between Russia and US grow

April 11, 2017

by Bethan McKernan

The Independent/UK

Beirut-In the wake of the US air strike on a Syrian airbase last week Moscow is sending more ships to Syrian regime controlled waters, a US defence official has said.

Two Steregushchiy-class corvettes, an ocean tug and a fleet oiler left Kaliningrad over the weekend, the unnamed official confirmed to USNI News on Monday.

The Baltic Navy vessels are expected to arrive in the eastern Mediterranean in the next five days and will probably be based in Tartus, which is home to a Russian naval base.

The surface action group of ships joins the cruise-missile armed Admiral Grigorovich, which began its journey from the Black Sea on Friday.

“The [Grigorovich] will operate in the region in accordance to the changing military situation,” Russia state media reported, adding that it carries cruise missiles, a missile defence system, artillery, anti-aircraft guns, torpedoes, and can dock a helicopter.

The frigate was previously used in the bombardment of rebel-controlled Aleppo last year. The recapture of the city – in large part thanks to Russian firepower – has decisively turned the tide of the war in Russian ally Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s favour.

Steregushchiy-class corvettes, some of Russia’s most modern ships, are also capable of firing long range cruise missiles and were used in the Aleppo campaign.

The new fleet joins the six other Russian warships and four support vessels currently stationed in the eastern Mediterranean.

The US maintains a four ships deployment in the same area, including the USS Porter and USS Ross, which were used to launch a barrage of 59 Tomahawk missiles at regime-operated Shayrat airbase near Homs on Friday.

The attack – which marked the first direct action taken by the US against the Syrian government in more than six years of the civil war – killed six soldiers and caused some damage to jets, runways and hangars, but has had little impact on the Assad air force’s capabilities overall.

Russia was among countries that also used the base, but advance US warning to Russian forces ahead of the strike meant that there were no Kremlin casualties.

The retaliatory strike was a “warning shot” from the US over the Syrian government’s alleged chemical weapons attack on the rebel-held village of Khan Sheikhoun last week, which killed at least 80 people. Autopsies carried out by the Turkish Health Ministry showed the victims had been exposed to both sarin and chlorine gas.

Damascus and Moscow have denied the regime attacked the village with chemical weapons, maintaining that the casualties were caused by gases released after an al-Qaeda-affiliated ammunitions depot was hit by conventional munitions in a legitimate government air raid.

The US attack on a Syrian government target has further complicated the already dazzlingly complex Syrian civil war.

President Donald Trump’s administration had up until last week prioritised defeating Isis as the US’ main focus in the conflict, rather than removing Mr Assad from power.

On Monday, UK Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said that Russian parties could possibly be subject to economic sanctions over the country’s support for Mr Assad.

Prime Minister Theresa May and Mr Trump spoke on the phone ahead of the G7 meeting in Italy on Tuesday, agreeing there is now a “window of opportunity” to persuade Russia to ditch its support for the Syrian regime, but the proposals have been met with a lukewarm response from European allies

Iran the Destabilizer

A world in turmoil, thank you Mr. Trump!

April 11, 2017

by Philip Giraldi

The Unz Review

The real Donald Trump has been exposed. The man who promised a sensible and non-interventionist Middle Eastern policy and a reset with Moscow has now reneged on both pledges. His nitwit United Nations Ambassador Nikki Haley has directly linked Russia and Syria for punishment by the omnipotent Leader of the Free World lest anyone be confused.

The unconscionable attack on Syria based on the usual unsubstantiated allegations has shifted the playing field dramatically, with the “new sheriff in town” apparently intent on proving he is a real man who can play hardball with the rest of them. Last week Syria was blamed by all and sundry in the Establishment for an alleged chemical weapons attack just two days after the White House backed away from the Obama Administration demand that President Bashar al-Assad be removed. Was Syria dumb enough to use chemical weapons in a war that it is winning at a point when the overt hostility from Washington had been ratcheted down? Or was it staged by the so-called rebels?

And who benefits from weakening al-Assad of Syria? ISIS and al-Qaeda. Now that Trump has the bit between his teeth on how abysmal approval ratings can skyrocket if one starts a war, look forward to more of the same with my sources telling me that establishment of a no-fly zone is currently being discussed in the Pentagon. A no-fly zone would be toe-to-toe with the Russkies to see who would blink first.

Meanwhile an aircraft carrier battle group is making its way to confront North Korea, which is being warned with the good old “all options are on the table” rhetoric which will almost certainly produce a schizophrenic result of some kind. If I were a resident of Seoul I would be moving out of the city tout suite as it is within range of Pyongyang’s massed heavy artillery batteries along the DMZ.

Trump, regarded by many, including myself, as the sensible “peace candidate,” appears to be preparing to engage militarily on multiple fronts worldwide. And things are particularly heating up in the Middle East and South Asia. More U.S. troops are being deployed to Iraq and also to Syria, in that latter case without any invitation from Damascus or legal justification or even a phony United Nations mandate, and thousands more soldiers will be returning to Afghanistan to “stabilize” the situation. Meanwhile Yemen continues to suffer as the U.S. supports Saudi aggression.

And it doesn’t help to look for enlightenment from the cheerleading Fourth Estate, which has been completely coopted by the Establishment point of view. In the eyes of the mainstream media the Syria narrative is all about the evils of its government which Washington is now pledging to remove. Russia meanwhile is indicted without evidence for trying to overthrow our democratic system and the recent terrorist attack in St. Petersburg would have been reported more extensively but for the fact that those Soviet holdovers probably deserved it. No one is asking why the United States should believe itself to be empowered to intervene anywhere unless it is actually being directly and seriously threatened by some other nation.

So it is all a mess, largely of our own creation due to our tendency to get involved in places regarding which we know nothing and could really care less about. And by supplementing all of that with our inclination to believe in the myth of our national Exceptionalism as a genuine force for good, you wind up with a witch’s brew that has fueled anti-Americanism worldwide, led to the deaths of hundreds of thousands and emptied our treasury. Ambassador Chas Freeman has aptly perceived the U.S. government as the “foreign relations equivalent of a sociopath – a country indifferent to the rules, the consequences for others of its ignoring them, and the reliability of its word.”

As bad as that all seems, if I had to pick one place where our inability to discern right from wrong is likely to lead to the next major armed conflict, i.e. a real war, in fairly short order it would have to be Iran. The recent increase in tension between Washington and Tehran combined with the lack of any diplomatic dialogue mean that an actual shooting war might now be a “false flag,” fake intelligence report, or accidental naval encounter away. And once things start to sour, no one would stand up and say “Stop!” as the Trump Administration, Democrats, Republicans and the media all hate Iran.

I have long viewed this visceral hatred of Iran on the part of many Americans as a byproduct of the Iranian revolution and the occupation of the U.S. Embassy. Revolutionary Iran became overnight the dangerous “other,” a source of nightmares for the Washington Establishment. During my time in government, when the hostage taking at the embassy was still fresh, hating Iranians was almost a requirement in the national security community. More recently, Israel and its supporters have used Iran as a punching bag to maintain the myth that the Jewish State is existentially menaced by Tehran and its minions in the region. Being threatened in a serious way insures that the money tap from the U.S. Treasury will continue to be open and it also justifies many of Israel’s other transgressions as it chooses to portray itself as a nation under siege, ever the victim. More recently Saudi Arabia has jumped onto pretty much the same Iran band wagon, blaming Iran for all regional problems and providing justification for the ongoing slaughter in Yemen.

All of that is understandable enough, so far as it goes, but the generation of government officials who were around during the Iran hostage crisis is now retired, while the pleas of Israel and Saudi Arabia are generally best received while holding one’s nose if one has even a basic understanding of what is going on in the Middle East. But that would require some ability to establish a reasonable perspective on what is taking place and what is particularly disturbing is that some people in the government hierarchy who should know better apparently are just as delusional as some junior straight out of college scribbler for The Washington Post.

During his campaign Donald Trump repeatedly denounced the Iran Nuclear Agreement, to my mind one of only two foreign policy accomplishments of the outgoing Obama Administration. Trump said he would tear the agreement up and require Tehran to come up with something better “or else.” He has since backed off the tear-up theme, but has unfortunately appointed to high office a group of former military officers who appear to have swallowed the Iran-as-threat proposition hook-line-and-sinker.

There are some similarities between what is happening with Iran and what has been going on with Russia. Russia, it is being claimed, has been responsible for hundreds military intrusions that required a response from NATO in the Baltic. But Russia borders on the Baltic and it is part of its territorial waters, so what is really being said is that Moscow is operating in and around its own maritime coastal zone and it is NATO that is responded as if it were a threat. Similarly, Iran, which sits on top of the Straits of Hormuz is accused of being aggressive when its small boats patrol in and around its coastal waters. It is the American Sixth Fleet that is the out of region intruder. Both Iran and Russia are being subjected to Washington’s belief that its writ runs worldwide and that it has a right to be the hegemon wherever it seeks to plant the flag.

I first encountered the Iran-as-threat crowd back in December 2015 when I listened in disbelief to a rambling speech by retired General Michael Flynn in Moscow. Ignoring the fact that Iran cannot actually threaten the United States or any genuine vital national interests, Flynn explained his concept of 21st century geo-political-economic strategy. At the time, I knew little about Flynn and his views, but I was particularly taken aback by a random shot he took at the Iranians, stating very clearly that they were responsible for “fueling four proxy wars in the Middle East.” He was presumably referring to Iraq, Syria, Afghanistan, and Yemen. The audience, which included a number of international journalists and genuine foreign-policy experts, became somewhat restless and began to mutter. Two minutes later, Flynn returned to the theme, mentioning the “terrible nuclear deal with Iran.”

Later, in December, Donald Trump’s then national-security adviser Michael Flynn, “officially” put Iran “on notice” while declaring that “The Trump Administration will no longer tolerate Iran’s provocations that threaten our interests. The days of turning a blind eye to Iran’s hostile and belligerent actions toward the United States and the world community are over.” He did not elaborate on what those “actions” were.

Trumps’ Pentagon Chief General James Mattis and his new National Security Adviser Lt. General H.R. McMaster have also taken shots at Iran, making clear their own assessments that Tehran constitutes a major threat both regionally and against the United States. But the most recent diatribe by an American General against Iran is perhaps one of the oddest indictments of that country. It came in a briefing provided by Army General Joseph Votel, Commander of the U.S. Central Command. Votel was testifying before the House Armed Services Committee regarding security issues relating to the greater Middle East. Votel told the congressmen, who were of course delighted to hear bad things about the Mullahs, that Iran is “one of the greatest threats to the U.S. today” and that it has increased its “destabilizing role” in the entire region.

How Iran, with its miniscule defense budget and complete inability to project power greatly threatens the United States has to remain a mystery, though Votel provided some elaboration. He said that Iran operates in “a gray area…just short of open conflict.” Per the general, Iran engages in “lethal aid facilitation,” uses “surrogate forces” and carries out cyber attacks. He also cited Iranian small boats harassing incidents involving U.S. warships, some of which “could be considered ‘unprofessional’ or ‘unsafe.’” Put it all together and Iran is “the greatest long-term threat to stability” for the entire Middle East. Votel then advocated disrupting Iran “through military means or other means.”

One has to ask if Votel or the congressmen cheering him on are mentally defective. I was a bit thrown by the Pentagonese expression “lethal aid facilitation,” but it must mean supplying weapons to Syria and other Iranian allies. Some congressman who had not had his brain phasered should have asked Votel if his indictment of Iran wasn’t for doing precisely what the United States has been doing only orders of magnitude greater. The United States arms the entire region and also provides lethal weapons to so-called rebels in Syria. And those rebels are U.S. surrogates, are they not? And as for cyber attacks, no one is better at it than the United States and its good buddy Israel. Does Stuxnet ring a bell? And what is the Sixth Fleet doing in the Persian Gulf in any event? Send the ships home and there won’t be any “incidents” involving Iranian speedboats.

Iran’s government admittedly is not to everyone’s liking for good reasons, but the country itself is only the enemy because we have been making it happen after empowering it’s government in the first place by bringing down Saddam Hussein. Iran’s own perspective appears to have evaded American critics. It is a country surrounded by enemies, constantly threatened, which views its relations with its few friends in Syria and Lebanon as defensive measures. I am accustomed to seeing and hearing nasty things about the Mullahs, but they usually come from Israeli and Saudi partisans who persist in falsely describing the Iranians as a global threat. It is in their interest to do so, and many pliable American politicians and media talking heads have picked up the refrain, so much so that a U.S. attack on Iran would likely be endorsed overwhelmingly by Congress and applauded in the media. The danger here is that there is a groupthink about Iran and war could happen in a heartbeat if someone does or says something really dumb to trigger it. Votel sounds stupid enough to do just that.

Largest US firms stash huge sums in tax havens: report

A new study published by the poverty-fighting organization Oxfam claims there was a $200 billion increase on the previous year. Oxfam’s findings include some of the largest US companies among those avoiding taxes.

April 12, 2017

DW

The 50 biggest US companies are among those that Oxfam claim have shifted 1.6 trillion dollars (1.5 trillion euros) to offshore accounts otherwise known as “tax havens.”

The report was released by the organization ahead of meetings on Monday between the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank in the US capital.

“Tax avoidance has become standard business practice across the globe. Corporate tax dodgers cheat America out of approximately $135 billion in unpaid tax revenues every year,” said a senior advisor to Oxfam, Robbie Silverman.

Big names involved

The study highlights Apple, Microsoft and Wal-Mart as three examples of leading US corporations that are parking money outside of the United States. Oxfam says Apple, at the top of the rankings, has shifted $200 billion offshore.

In the United States, the tax rate for corporations is normally 35 percent at the federal level. As part of his campaign to loosen the strings on tax regulations, US President Donald Trump proposed a cut in the tax rate to 15 per cent. Companies are permitted to store profits from international operations in order to avoid such taxes.

A further $200 billion was shifted to so-called “tax havens” in 2015, which is comparable with the annual economic output of Canada, according to the study, which cites Oxfam’s own data.

“In the case of international corporations, tax avoidance is now a popular sport,” added Oxfam’s tax expert Tobias Hauschild.

The CAP Operation Athena List

A comprehensive and highly confidential listing of organizations, statewide, that are considered by the government agencies involved to be potentially dangerous anti-government in nature and to be interdicted and closed down and leading personalities detained by said agencies in case of a Level II-Considered Response Condition being issued from the White House.

ALABAMA

Alabama Constitutional Militia

Verbena

Bibb Rifles Militia

Shelby County

Constitution Party of Alabama

Montgomery

Eagle Forum

Birmingham

Freedom Yell

Ozark

Free Patriot Press

Birmingham

Get Out Of Our House (GOOOH)

Jefferson County

John Birch Society

Mobile

LewRockwell.com

Auburn

Oath Keepers

Bay Minett

Outlaw Militia

Shelby County

South Alabama Militia

Dothan

Southeast Constitutional Militia*

Statewide

THREE%ER

Pinson

Three Percenters-III%ers, The

Shelby County

Republic for the united States of America

Dothan

Watchmen of Alabama

Statewide

 

ALASKA

Alaska Citizens Militia

Nikiski

Anchorage Municipality Defense Force

Anchorage

Central Alaska Militia

Delta Junction

Fairbanks

Constitution Party of Alaska

Haines

Eagle Forum

Cordova

Get Out Of Our House (GOOOH)

Statewide

Kenai Peninsula Militia

Kenai

Oath Keepers

Anchorage

South Central Patriots

Wasilla

Three Percenters-III%ers, The

Statewide

 

ARIZONA

American Patriot Friends Network

Peoria

American Patriot Party

Statewide

Arizona Militia

Glendale

Arizona State Militia

Flagstaff

Kingman

Parker

Phoenix

Sierra Vista

Tucson

Committee of Safety

Mesa

Constitutional Sheriffs and Peace Officers Association

Higley

Constitution Party

Tempe

Eagle Forum

Glendale

Freedom’s Phoenix

Glendale

Get Out Of Our House (GOOOH)

Statewide

Hour of the Time

Eagar

Molon Labe

Phoenix

Oath Keepers

Chino Valley

Green Valley

Maricopa County

Pima County

Pinal County

Prescott Valley

Statewide

Outpost of Freedom

Tucson

Riders United for a Sovereign America, Corp.

Phoenix

Surprise Tea Party Patriots

Surprise

Three Percenters-III%ers, The

Navajo County

We the People

Phoenix

Scottsdale

You Have the Right

Statewide

 

ARKANSAS

 

Arkansas State Militia Corps

Fayetteville

Constitution Party of Arkansas

Fayetteville

Eagle Forum

Little Rock

Get Out Of Our House (GOOOH)

Statewide

Oath Keepers

Van Buren

Secure Arkansas

Little Rock

Three Percenters-III%ers, The

Faulkner County

We the People

North Little Rock

Russellville

 

CALIFORNIA

III% United Patriots

Sunnyvale

American Independent Party

Vacaville

Christian Exodus

Citrus Heights

Constitution Club, The

Hemet

Constitution Party

Statewide

DEMOCRATS AGAINST U.N. AGENDA 21

Santa Rosa

Dprogram.net

Sebastopol

Eagle Forum

Santa Rosa

Educate Yourself

Costa Mesa

Freedom Advocates

Santa Cruz

Freedom Law School

Phelan

Free Enterprise Society

Fresno

Free Republic

Fresno

Guardians of the Oath

Orange County

HISAdvocates.org

Costa Mesa

Jeremiah Films

Los Angeles

Liberty Under Fire Freedom Fighters

Taft

Oath Keepers

Anaheim

Apple Valley

Citrus Heights

Escondido

Huntington Beach

Merced

Orange County

Redding

Riverside

Roseville

Sacramento

San Diego County

San Luis Obispo

Victorville

West Sacramento

Post Sustainability Institute, The

Santa Rosa

Pro Trust Academy

Oakland

Radio Liberty

Soquel

Resistance–Mark Dice’s Official Website, The

San Diego

Second Amendment Committee

Hanford

Southern California State Militia*

Riverside

San Diego

Tenth Amendment Center

Los Angeles

Three Percenters-III%ers, The

Fresno County

Three Percenters Club

Statewide

Truth Radio

Nipomo

United States Justice Foundation

Ramona

Ventura County Tea Party

Ventura County

Washitaw Empire de Dugdahmoundyah

San Pedro

Watchmen of California

Statewide

We Are Change

Bakersfield

Banning

Fresno

Orange County

Riverside

San Diego

San Francisco

San Leandro

 

COLORADO

American Constitution Party

Arvada

American Freedom Network

Johnstown

American Patriot Party

Statewide

Christian Exodus

Loveland

Discharge Debt

Broomfield

Eagle Forum

Brighton

Freedom First Society

Colorado Springs

Get Out Of Our House (GOOOH)

Statewide

Oath Keepers

Aurora

SteveQuayle.com

Pueblo West

Team Law

Grand Junction

Three Percenters-III%ers, The

Douglas County

We Are Change

Fort Collins

Lakewood

La Veta

Statewide

Walsenburg

We the People

Colorado Springs

Delta

 

CONNECTICUT

Connecticut Survivalist Alliance

Middlefield

Eagle Forum

Ridgefield

Get Out Of Our House (GOOOH)

Statewide

John Birch Society

Statewide

Oath Keepers

Hartford

Post & Email, The

Stafford

Three Percenters-III%ers, The

Hartford County

We Are Change

Wallingford

Waterbury

 

DELAWARE

Constitution Party of Delaware

Bear

Get Out Of Our House (GOOOH)

Statewide

Oath Keepers

Statewide

Three Percenters-III%ers, The

Kent County

 

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

Constitutional Rights PAC

Washington, DC

National Committee Against the U.N. Takeover

Washington, DC

Renew America

Washington, DC

Special Operations Speaks

Washington, DC

We Are Change

Washington, DC

WND Books

Washington, DC

WorldNetDaily

Washington, DC

 

FLORIDA

Agenda21Today

Shady Grove

American Coalition 4 Property Rights

Indian River

Martin

Palm Beach

St. Lucie

American Patriot Pa

Constitution Party of Florida

The Villages

Eagle Forum

Sanibel

Get Out Of Our House (GOOOH)

Statewide

Florida Militia

Tampa

Freedom Law School

Brooksville

John Birch Society

Pensacola

KrisAnne Hall

Wellborn

Now the End Begins

Jacksonville

Sarasota Patriots

Sarasota

Southeast Constitutional Militia

Sarasota

Three Percenters-III%ers, The

Orange County

Tri-County Tea Party

Oxford

We Are Change

Orlando

Palm Beach

Port Saint Lucie

Tampa

We the People

Cape Coral

Dunedin

Fort Lauderdale

Hudson

Jacksonville

Naples

New Port Richey

North Palm Beach

Sanford

Tampa

Tarpon Springs

 

GEORGIA

American Patriot Party

Statewide

Constitution Party of Georgia

Woodstock

Discount Book Distributors/The Patriot Depot

Powder Springs

Eagle Forum

Marietta

Freedom Fighter Radio

Martinez

Get Out Of Our House (GOOOH)

Statewide

John Birch Society

Barnesville

Liberty Alliance

Powder Springs

Moorish Science Temple of America 1928, The

Atlanta

Oath Keepers

Duluth

Southeast Constitutional Militia

Statewide

Sovereign Filing Solutions

Morrow

Three Percenters-III%ers, The

Wilkinson County

True Patriots

Dallas

We the People

Atlanta

Cumming

Duluth

Gainesville

Jefferson

Marietta

Richmond Hill

Woodstock

 

HAWAII

Eagle Forum

Honolulu

Get Out Of Our House (GOOOH)

Statewide

Three Percenters-III%ers, The

Honolulu County

We Are Change

Maui

Pahoa

 

IDAHO

AVOW (Another Voice of Warning)

Rigby

Constitution Party of Idaho

Coeur d’Alene

Eagle Forum

Ada County

Get Out Of Our House (GOOOH)

Statewide

Idaho Light Foot Militia

Ada County

Benewah County

Bonner County

Boundary County

Canyon County

Gem County

Kootenai County

Priest River

Shoshone County

Idaho Observer

Spirit Lake

Micro Effect, The

Kamiah

Oath Keepers

Moyie Springs

Outlaw Militia

Butte County

Three Percenters-III%ers, The

Lemhi County

We Are Change

Lewiston

We the People

Parma

 

ILLINOIS

American Patriot Party

Statewide

Constitution Party of Illinois

Belleville

Eagle Forum

Arlington Heights

Get Out Of Our House (GOOOH)

Statewide

Illinois Sons of Liberty

Adams County

Brown County

Bureau County

Champaign

Clark County

Clay County

Cook County

Ford County

Hamilton County

Henry County

Jackson County

Kane County

Kankakee

Macoupin County

McHenry County

Peoria

Rockford

Saline County

Shelbyville

Statewide

St. Clair County

Warren County

Will County

Martial Law Survival

Thomson

Oath Keepers

Woodstock

Restore the Republic

Northbrook

Three Percenters-III%ers, The

DeWitt County

Three Percenters Club

Springfield

We Are Change

Chicago

Rockford

We the People

Chicago

Evanston

 

INDIANA

American Patriot Party

Statewide

Constitution Party of Indiana

Evansville

Constitution Preservation

Hammond

Eagle Forum

Indianapolis

Get Out Of Our House (GOOOH)

Statewide

Indianapolis Baptist Temple

Indianapolis

Indiana Sons of Liberty

Chandler

DeMotte

Garrett

Hardinsburg

Holton

Indianapolis

Kingman

Kokomo

Kurtz

Lyons

New Castle

Plymouth

Speedway

Warren

Oath Keepers

Bedford

Outlaw Militia

Hamilton County

Three Percenters-III%ers, The

Hamilton County

Three Percenters Club

Statewide

Watchmen of Indiana

Statewide

We Are Change

Lafayette

 

IOWA

American Patriot Party

Statewide

Constitution Party of Iowa

Eldon

Eagle Forum

Orange City

Get Out Of Our House (GOOOH)

Statewide

Oath Keepers

Iowa

Three Percenters-III%ers, The

Story County

Three Percenters Club

Des Moines

We the People

Burlington

Davenport

 

KANSAS

American Patriot Party

Statewide

Eagle Forum

Olathe

Get Out Of Our House (GOOOH)

Statewide

Oath Keepers

El Dorado

Patriot Freedom Alliance

Hutchinson

Prophecy Club Resources, The

Topeka

Three Percenters-III%ers, The

Ellsworth County

 

KENTUCKY

Central-Kentucky Militia

Lexington

Constitution Party of Kentucky

Lexington

Eagle Forum

Frankfort

Get Out Of Our House (GOOOH)

Statewide

Kentucky Tea Party

Statewide

KY County Rangers

Bath County

Oath Keepers

Ekron

Rowan County

PatriotResistance.com

Lexington

Take Back Kentucky

Clarkson

Three Percenters-III%ers, The

Bullitt County

Watchmen of America

Lexington

We Are Change

Ashland

 

LOUISIANA

American Patriot Party

Statewide

Constitution Party of Louisiana

Minden

Eagle Forum

Shreveport

Get Out Of Our House (GOOOH)

Statewide

Oath Keepers

Baton Rouge

Covington

Lake Charles

Ville Platte

Outlaw Militia

Tangipahoa Parish

Three Percenters-III%ers, The

Avoyelles Parish

Three Percenters Club

Alexandria

 

MAINE

Citizens of the American Constitution

Bingham

Eagle Forum

South Portland

EPI – Environmental Perspectives Incorporated

Bangor

Get Out Of Our House (GOOOH)

Statewide

Maine Militia

Bangor

Oath Keepers

Gardiner

Three Percenters-III%ers, The

Piscataquis County

Watchmen of Maine

Kennebunkport

Sanford

We Are Change

Bangor

We the People

Warren

York County

 

MARYLAND

III Percent Patriots

Gaithersburg

American Patriot Party

Statewide

America’s Survival, Inc.

Owings

Cecil County Patriots

Elkton

Constitution Party of Maryland

Rockville

Eagle Forum

Frederick

Get Out Of Our House (GOOOH)

Statewide

Institute on the Constitution (aka American View), The

Pasadena

Kerodin.com

Gaithersburg

Oath Keepers

Statewide

Save A Patriot Fellowship

WestminsterThree Percenters-III%ers, The

Maryland

Three Percenters Club*

Baltimore

We the People

Frederick

 

MASSACHUSETTS

Constitution Party of Massachusetts

Framingham

Get Out Of Our House (GOOOH)

Statewide

John Birch Society

Worcester

Oath Keepers

Ware

Three Percenters-III%ers, The

Worcester County

Watchmen of Massachusetts

Statewide

We Are Change

Springfield

Worcester County

 

MICHIGAN

American Patriot Party

Alger County

Constitution Party (U.S. Taxpayers Party of Michigan)

Grand Rapids

Delta 5 Mobile Light Infantry Militia

Calhoun County

Eaton County

Eagle Forum

Birmingham

Heartland USA, The

Crystal Falls

Jack Van Impe Ministries International

Troy

Liberty Tree Radio

Dexter

Lost Horizons

Commerce Township

Michigan Downriver Volunteer Militia

Wayne County

Oath Keepers

Jackson

Marquette County

Orion Charter Township

Southeast Michigan Volunteer Militia

Genesee County

Livingston County

Monroe County

Southwest Michigan Volunteer Militia

Ingham County

Lapeer County

Shiawassee County

Three Percenters-III%ers, The

Isabella County

Three Percenters Club

Lansing

We Are Change

Detroit

Grand Rapids

West Central Michigan Volunteer Militia

Kent County

Ionia County

Montcalm County

West Michigan Volunteer Militia

Kent County

Muskegon County

Newaygo County

Oceana County

Ottawa County

We the People

West Bloomfield

 

MINNESOTA

American Patriot Party

Statewide

Central Minnesota Tea Party

Central Minnesota

Constitution Party of Minnesota

Redwood Falls

Eagle Forum

St. Paul

Genesis Communication Network

Eagan

Oath Keepers

Aitkin

Hennepin County

Three Percenters-III%ers, The

Crow Wing County

Three Percenters Club

Saint Paul

We Are Change

Cedar Falls

We the People

Duluth

 

MISSISSIPPI

Citizens Militia of Mississippi

Batesville

Calhoun County

DeSoto County

Forrest County

Hancock County

Harrison County

Itawamba County

Webster County

Constitution Party of Mississippi

Seminary

Eagle Forum

Jackson

Get Out Of Our House (GOOOH)

Statewide

Mississippi Militia

Southaven

Mississippi Preparedness Project

East Central

Northeast

Northwest

Southeast

Southwest

Statewide

West Central

Mississippi Tea Party

Jackson

Oath Keepers

Saucier

Outlaw Militia

Leake County

Southeast Constitutional Militia

Statewide

Three Percenters-III%ers, The

Petal

Three Percenters Club

Jackson

We the People

Oxford

Perkinston

 

MISSOURI

2nd Amendment Patches.com

Halltown

Constitution Party of Missouri

Piedmont

Eagle Forum

Statewide

Get Out Of Our House (GOOOH)

Statewide

Heal Our Land Ministries

Branson

John Birch Society

St. Louis

Missouri Citizen Militia

Adair County

Cooper County

Crawford County

Daviess County

Greene County

Johnson County

Oregon County

Ste. Genevieve County

Texas County

Warren County

Washington County

Wayne County

Oath Keepers

Clinton

Jackson County

Joplin

St. Louis

Power Hour, The

Versailles

Three Percenters-III%ers, The

Cole County

We the People

Cedar Hill

High Ridge

William Lewis Films

Columbia

 

MONTANA

Eagle Forum

Billings

Get Out Of Our House (GOOOH)

Missoula

John Birch Society

Great Falls

Liberty Defense League

Kalispell

Lincoln County Watch

Bozeman

Oath Keepers

Helena

Kalispell

Townsend

Stand Up America U.S.

Bigfork

Three Percenters-III%ers, The

Fergus County

We the People

Billings

 

NEBRASKA

III% United Patriots

Comstock

American Patriot Party

Statewide

Eagle Forum

Bancroft

Oath Keepers

Omaha

Three Percenters-III%ers, The

Custer County

 

NEVADA

Constitution Party (Independent American Party)

Carson City

Get Out Of Our House (GOOOH)

Statewide

Eagle Forum

Elko

Nevada Light Foot Militia

Churchill County

Douglas County

Elko County

Eureka County

Humboldt County

Lander County

Lyon County

Pershing County

Storey County

Washoe County

White Pine County

Oath Keepers

Las Vegas

Save Our Sheriff

Las Vegas

Southern Nevada Militia

Clark County

Three Percenters-III%ers, The

Statewide

We Are Change

Henderson

Las Vegas

 

NEW HAMPSHIRE

American Patriot Party

Statewide

Constitution Party of New Hampshire

Auburn

Eagle Forum

Merrimack

Get Out Of Our House (GOOOH)

Statewide

John Birch Society

Conway

Oath Keepers

Alstead

Three Percenters-III%ers, The

Belknap County

We Are Change

Manchester

What Really Happened

Concord

 

NEW JERSEY

Constitution Party New Jersey

Palmyra

Eagle Forum

Bergenfield

Get Out Of Our House (GOOOH)

Statewide

John Birch Society

Cranford

Flemington

Hainesport

Holmdel

Mantua Township

Mercer County

Ringwood

Oath Keepers

Cape May

Manville

Morristown

Newton

Southampton Township

Statewide

R.V. Bey Publications

Pleasantville

Three Percenters-III%ers, The

Monmouth County

tomatobubble.com

Saddle Brook

We the People

Monmouth

Ocean Township

 

NEW MEXICO

Christian American Patriots Militia

Bernalillo County

Constitution Party of New Mexico

Los Lunas

Eagle Forum

Alamogordo

Get Out Of Our House (GOOOH)

Statewide

New Mexico Citizen’s Militia

Chaves County

Doña Ana County

Grant County

Otero County

Sandoval County

San Juan County

Southern New Mexico Militia

Doña Ana County

Eddy County

Grant County

Lea County

Three Percenters-III%ers, The

Torrance County

We the People

Albuquerque

Los Lunas

 

NEW YORK

American Patriot Party

Statewide

Constitution Party of New York

Buffalo

Get Out Of Our House (GOOOH)

Statewide

John Birch Society

Nassau County

New York

New York Mutual Assistance Group

Suffolk County

Oath Keepers

Elmira

Erie County

Franklin County

Fulton County

Herkimer

Livingston County

Madison County

Malone

Marion County

Nassau County

New York County

Ontario County

Orange County

Otsego County

Rochester

Schenectady County

Staten Island

Statewide

Swan Lake

Thornwood

Warren County

Sovereign News, The

Old Chelsea Station

Three Percenters-III%ers, The

Herkimer County

We the People

Albany

Binghamton

Cooperstown

Lake Luzerne

Lewis

Middletown

New Baltimore

Pleasant Valley

Syracuse

Queensbury

Watertown

 

NORTH CAROLINA

American Patriot Party

Statewide

America’s Remedy

Charlotte

Constitution Party of North Carolina

Charlotte

Eagle Forum

Statewide

Free North Carolina

Cape Carteret

Get Out Of Our House (GOOOH)

Statewide

NCRenegade

Raleigh

NORTH-CAROLINA American Republic

Charlotte

Gaston County

Haywood County

Lincoln County

Rowan County

Rutherford County

Yadkin County

Oath Keepers

Faith

Mount Gilead

Statewide

Stokes County Militia

Pinnacle

Three Percenters-III%ers, The

Wake County

We the People

Winston-Salem

 

NORTH DAKOTA

Eagle Forum

Bismarck

Get Out Of Our House (GOOOH)

Statewide

Oath Keepers

Fargo

Three Percenters-III%ers, The

Sheridan County

 

OHIO

American Patriot Party

Statewide

Constitution Party

Eaton

Eagle Forum

Uniontown

Get Out Of Our House (GOOOH)

Statewide

John Birch Society

Columbus

Delaware

Oath Keepers

Akron

Columbus

Dayton

Marietta

Statewide

Toledo

Ohio Defense Force Home Guard

Northeast

Northwest

Southeast

Southwest

Zanesville

Ohio Minutemen Militia

Adams County

Ashtabula County

Athens County

Auglaize County

Belmont County

Clark County

Clinton

Coshocton County

Defiance County

Franklin County

Gallia County

Geauga County

Hamilton

Hardin County

Jefferson County

Licking County

Lorain County

Lucas

Morrow County

Perry County

Pike County

Preble County

Putnam County

Richland County

Sandusky

Stark County

Statewide

Union County

Washington County

Wyandot County

Silver Shield Xchange

Cleveland

Sons of Liberty Academy

Cleveland

Three Percenters-III%ers, The

Knox County

Three Percenters Club

Columbus

We the People

Lebanon

 

OKLAHOMA

American Patriot Party

Statewide

Constitution Party of Oklahoma

Chandler

Eagle Forum

Oklahoma City

Oath Keepers

Oklahoma City

Oklahoma Defense Force

Inola

OK SAFE, Inc. (Oklahomans for Sovereignty and Free Enterprise)

Tulsa

Outlaw Militia

Creek County

Overpasses for America

Tecumseh

Three Percenters-III%ers, The

Pottawatomie County

We the People

Tulsa

 

OREGON (

American Patriot Party

Ashland

Statewide

Eagle Forum

Portland

Embassy of Heaven

Stayton

Get Out Of Our House (GOOOH)

Statewide

McCutcheons Ink.

Central Point

News With Views

Merlin

Oath Keepers

Douglas County

Josephine County

Portland

Redmond

Oregon Light Foot Militia

Josephine County

Oregon Militia Alliance

Bend

Three Percenters-III%ers, The

Crook County

Three Percenters Club

Bend

Voice of Freedom, The

Klamath Falls

We the People

Grants Pass

Junction City

 

PENNSYLVANIA

Alt Market

Pittsburgh

American Patriot Party

Statewide

Constitution Party of Pennsylvania

Osceola

Eagle Forum

Pittsburgh

West Chester

Get Out Of Our House (GOOOH)

Statewide

Liberty Dollar of Chambersburg

Marion

Oath Keepers

Allentown

Armstrong

Berks County

Bucks County

Cambria County

Carlisle

Chester

Clinton County

Crawford County

Girard

Greensburg

Huntingdon County

Hyndman

Jim Thorpe

Lackawanna County

Lake Ariel

Lancaster County

Lebanon County

Luzerne County

Lycoming County

Mifflin County

Millersburg

Monroe County

Montgomery

New Brighton

Northampton

Perry County

Pike County

Pittsburgh

Punxsutawney

Reading

Schuylkill County

Somerset County

Statewide

Sugar Grove

Susquehanna County

Tioga County

Union County

Uniontown

Washington County

Pennsylvania American Patriot Radio

Crawford County

Pennsylvania Light Foot Militia

Cumberland County

Jefferson County (2)

Lackawanna County

Three Percenters-III%ers, The

Northumberland County

Three Percenters Club

State College

Unsolicited Opinion with Maggie, The

Norristown

Western PA Liberty Forum

Grove City

We the People

Delaware County

Greensburg

New Kensington

WING TV

State College

 

RHODE ISLAND

American Patriot Party

Statewide

Oath Keepers

North Kingstown

Smithfield

Statewide

Rhode Island Citizen Militia

East Providence

Middletown

North Smithfield

Richmond

Statewide

West Warwick

Three Percenters-III%ers, The

Statewide

We Are Change

Providence

 

SOUTH CAROLINA

Christian Exodus

Fort Mill

Constitution Party of South Carolina

Taylors

Eagle Forum

Columbia

Get Out Of Our House (GOOOH)

Statewide

Oath Keepers

Charleston

Outlaw Militia

Horry County

South Carolina Light Foot Militia

Horry County

Southeast Constitutional Militia

Statewide

Three Percenters-III%ers, The

Sumter County

Three Percenters Club

Columbia

We Are Change

Columbia

Myrtle Beach

We the People

Fort Mill

Rock Hill

 

SOUTH DAKOTA

Constitution Party of South Dakota

Sioux Falls

Eagle Forum

Pierre

Get Out Of Our House (GOOOH)

Statewide

Oath Keepers

Sioux Falls

Three Percenters-III%ers, The

Stanley County

Three Percenters Club

Kennebec

 

TENNESSEE

Black Robe Regiment

Springfield

Christian Exodus

Savannah

Eagle Forum

Nashville

East Tennessee Mountain Militia

Knoxville

Get Out Of Our House (GOOOH)

Statewide

Lawful Path

Lynnville

Oath Keepers

Knoxville

Outlaw Militia

Davidson County

Salt and Light Institute

Nashville

Southeast Constitutional Militia

Statewide

Three Percenters-III%ers, The

Smith County

Three Percenters Club

Nashville

United States Patriots Union, The

Hermitage

Veteran Defenders of America

Dickson

We the People

Etowah

Fayetteville

Maryville

Nashville

 

TEXAS

Adask’s Law

Utopia

American Open Currency Standard, The

Frisco

American Patriot Party

Statewide

Anti-Shyster Magazine

Utopia

Brave New Books

Austin

Church of God Evangelistic Association

Waxahachie

Constitution Party of Texas

Princeton

Dallas City Troop (DCT)

Carrollton

Eagle Forum

Anderson

Freedom School

Austin

Get Out Of Our House (GOOOH)

Liberty Hill

Golden Triangle Militia

Orange

Groups Against Agenda 21

Sulphur Springs

Infowars.com

Austin

John Birch Society

Houston

Temple

Oath Keepers

Dallas

Houston

Operation Patriot Rally Point

Tarrant County

Outlaw Militia

Hamilton County

Republic Broadcasting

Round Rock

Republic of Texas

Bastrop County

Rule of Law Radio

Austin

Silver Bear Café

Garland

Texas Eagle Forum

Dallas

Texas Lightfoot Militia

Cherokee County

Smith County

Texas Militia, The

Conroe

Corpus Christi

Dallas

Huntington

Lubbock

Midland

Statewide

Victory County

Waco

Three Percenters-III%ers, The

Comanche County

Three Percenters Club

Austin

TURF – Texans Uniting for Reform and Freedom

San Antonio

We Are Change

Dallas

El Paso

Fort Worth

Houston

Lubbock

Waco

We the People

Austin

Conroe

Dallas

Denton

Grapevine

Guyton

Hideaway

Point

Tyler

 

UTAH

American Patriot Party

Statewide

Constitution Party of Utah

Bountiful

Eagle Forum

South Jordan

Liberty RoundTable

Highland

Oath Keepers

Salt Lake City

Three Percenters-III%ers, The

Sevier County

Three Percenters Club

Gunnison

Utah Light Foot Militia

Tooele County

We the People

Ogden

 

VERMONT

Eagle Forum

Burlington

John Birch Society

Statewide

Oath Keepers

Randolph

Three Percenters-III%ers, The

Orange County

We Are Change

South Burlington

We the People

Williston

 

VIRGINIA

American Patriot Party

Statewide

American Policy Center

Remington

Constitution Party of Virginia

Vienna

Declaration Alliance

Herndon

Eagle Forum

Statewide

Get Out Of Our House (GOOOH)

Statewide

GrassTopsUSA Inc.

Lorton

Gun Owners of America

Springfield

IRS Zoom

Arlington

Oath Keepers

Accomac

Alleghany County

Bedford County

Botetourt County

Charlottesville

Chesterfield

Craig County

Culpeper

Forest

Franklin County

Fredericksburg

Goochland

Hampton

Madison

Mechanicsville

Mecklenburg County

Middlesex County

Montgomery County

Norfolk

Orange

Prince William County

Roanoke

Scottsville

Staunton

Vinton

Winchester

Outlaw Militia

Albemarle County

Rappahannock Guard

Fredericksburg

TAX-FREEDOM.com

Arlington

Three Percenters-III%ers, The

Buckingham County

We Are Change

Blacksburg

We the People

Fredericksburg

 

WASHINGTON

American Patriot Party

Statewide

Church of Sovereigns: Sacred Family Temple of the Living Saint

Satsop

Citizen Review Online

Sequim

Constitution Party of Washington

Spokane Valley

DTM Enterprises

Ephrata

Get Out Of Our House (GOOOH)

Statewide

John Birch Society

Lynden

National Association of Rural Landowners (NARLO)

Fall City

Issaquah

Oath Keepers

Colville

Sovereign-Citizenship.net

Satsop

Sovereign Project, The

Clark County

Stevens County Assembly

Chewelah

Washington Lightfoot Militia*

Benton County

Clark County

Cowlitz County

Grant County

Skamania County

Spokane County

Yakima County

Washington State Militia

Central Washington

Northeast Washington

Northwest Washington

Southeast Washington

Southwest Washington

Three Percenters-III%ers, The

Pierce County

Three Percenters Club

Yakima

We Are Change

Spokane

We the People

Bellevue

Camas

McKenna

Olalla

Onalaska

Prosser

 

WEST VIRGINIA

Constitution Party of West Virginia

Martinsburg

Oath Keepers

Statewide

Three Percenters-III%ers, The

Statewide

Three Percenters Club

Sutton

 

WISCONSIN

:David-Wynn: Miller

Milwaukee

American Opinion Foundation, Inc.

Appleton

American Patriot Party

Statewide

Constitution Party of Wisconsin

Milwaukee

Eagle Forum

Milwaukee

John Birch Society

Appleton

John Birch Society Shop

Appleton

Oath Keepers

Port Washington

Three Percenters-III%ers, The

Marathon County

Three Percenters Club

Wausau

We Are Change

Marinette

Milwaukee

We the People

Janesville

Madison

Peshtigo

Wisconsin Light Foot Militia*

Wood County

 

WYOMING

American Patriot Party

Statewide

Constitution Party of Wyoming

Torrington

Get Out Of Our House (GOOOH)

Statewide

Natural News

Cody

Oath Keepers

Cody

Three Percenters-III%ers, The

Fremont County

Three Percenters Club

Casper

We the People

Casper

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2 responses so far

  1. […] à la lumière de ce que je viens de dire, d'une source incroyablement cohérente depuis 2000 : http://www.tbrnews.org/?p=2306 « The Voice of the White House » Washington, 12 avril 2017: Il n'y a plus de secrets. […]

  2. English if you please. WS

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