Evening News Bytes - 5-Oct-2019

Arms deals, cushy jobs, meddling - the way US elite see Ukraine? (video)

mpeachment inquiry into Donald Trump over his phone call with the leader of Ukraine has seen White House officials subpoenaed over the President's contacts with Kiev.
The Democrats spearheading the probe, saying 'Trump has left them no other choice'.
As for US military aid, which plays an important role in the whole scandal, the U.S. Department of State approved the sale of nearly 40 million dollars' worth of anti-tank weapons to Kiev: the 150 Javelin missiles come on top of the 200 sold.

Let’s take a look at how Ukraine has turned into a gold mine for the US

Chinese Citizens Will Be Required To Scan Their Faces To Use The Internet

This latest crackdown now requiring internet users in China to register their faces if they want to use the service is a huge step in creating a dystopian society. The remaining obvious question is how long until this type of facial ID requirement spreads to the U.S. and UK? We do know that the U.S. has wanted an “Internet ID Act” for quite some time, according to Amie Stepanovich, national security counsel for the Electronic Privacy Information Center in Washington. The fact that this process could now include facial recognition thanks to China rolling it out first is a horrifying nightmarish thought — welcome to 1984.

The New “Water Barons”: Wall Street Mega-Banks are Buying up the World's Water - Global Research

Familiar mega-banks and investing powerhouses such as Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan Chase, Citigroup, UBS, Deutsche Bank, Credit Suisse, Macquarie Bank, Barclays Bank, the Blackstone Group, Allianz, and HSBC Bank, among others, are consolidating their control over water. Wealthy tycoons such as T. Boone Pickens, former President George H.W. Bush and his family, Hong Kong’s Li Ka-shing, Philippines’ Manuel V. Pangilinan and other Filipino billionaires, and others are also buying thousands of acres of land with aquifers, lakes, water rights, water utilities, and shares in water engineering and technology companies all over the world.

US Interfered in Elections of at Least 85 Countries Worldwide Since 1945 - Global Research

The simmering tit-for-tat has kept the issue of election meddling burning bright in the national spotlight, fueled even further by the belief among U.S. intelligence agencies that Russia wanted to help Donald Trump capture the presidency. Yet neither country is a stranger when it comes to directly trying to sway the election of other nations. In fact, the U.S. has a long and stunning history of attempting to influence foreign presidential elections, recent research by political scientist Dov Levin shows.

It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like 2016...

While you're absorbed in the impeachment sideshow, your government is robbing you blind. So, business as usual. While the media tell us that Americans, most of whom are living paycheck to paycheck, are deeply concerned that the president talked on the phone with the president of Ukraine and mentioned his political rival (who actually dangled a quid pro quo in front of Ukraine's face while serving as vice president), consent is being manufactured for that Iran war everyone wants so much. Don't get distracted.

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