Afternoon News Bytes - Iran - 23-Jun-2019

The Fact That Americans Need To Be Deceived Into War Proves They Don't Actually Support It -- Puppet Masters -- Sott.net

Carlson's first guest, The American Conservative's Robert Merry, plainly stated the likely reason for Bolton's deceitful manipulations, saying that Americans are typically reluctant to go to war and citing a few of the historical instances in which they were tricked into consenting to it by those who desire mass military violence.

"So, you're saying that there is a long, almost unbroken history of lying our way into war?" Carlson asked his guest rhetorically."

Lying sometimes, not always lying, sometimes it's manipulations, but yeah," Merry replied. "America's warmaking history indicates that there's been significant instances of that kind of maneuvering, manipulations, and in some instances lying - Vietnam is a great example - to get us into wars that the American people weren't clamoring for."

US launched cyber-strike against Iran while backing away from military attack – report — RT World News

A week before the attack, John Bolton, the hawkish presidential adviser and arguably the major cheerleader in the feud with Iran, revealed that the US is ramping up offensive cyber operations against its adversaries. The list included the usual suspects of Russia, Iran, China and North Korea.

The puppet and his puppet master: 'Stay tuned': Bolton warns of more US sanctions on Iran - Ruptly

US National Security Advisor John Bolton warned Iran not to ’mistake US prudence and discretion for weakness.’ He was speaking at a joint news conference with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Jerusalem on Sunday.

Crazed US Government: As We Face "Armageddon" the Western World Is Leaderless - Global Research

The moronic warmongers in high office—Bolton, Pompeo, and Pence—and their Israel Lobby masters are determined, and they have not abandoned their campaign for war with Iran. Of course, the liars say that Iran will just accept its punishment for defending its territory and there will be no war. But this is not what Iran says. I believe Iran.

Trump Has a $259 Million Reason to Bomb Iran - Global Research

Much analysis of Trump’s slide toward war with Iran has focused on his hawkish national security adviser, John Bolton, who, reportedly requested options from the Pentagon to deploy as many as 120,000 troops to the Middle East and hit Iran with 500 missiles per day. Bolton is the loudest voice inside the White House pushing for a military escalation to the administration’s “maximum pressure” strategy.

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Yet, there’s another omnipresent influence on Trump: $259 million given by some of the GOP’s top supporters to boost his campaign in 2016 and support Republican congressional and senate campaigns in 2016 and 2018.

Those funds came from Sheldon and Miriam Adelson, Paul Singer and Bernard Marcus, donors who have made no secret, both through public statements and funding think tanks that support military action against Iran, of their desire for the United States to destroy the Islamic Republic.

Iran Had the Legal Right to Shoot Down US Spy Drone - Global Research

Iran has the legal right to control its own airspace. The United States has no lawful claim of self-defense that would justify a military attack on Iran.

Both the U.S. and Iran are parties to the Chicago Convention on International Civil Aviation, which provides “that every State has complete and exclusive sovereignty over the airspace above its territory.”

Morning News Bytes - 22-Jun-2019

"Come Heavily Armed": Oregon Senator Threatens Violence As Governor Hunts Down Lawmakers | Zero Hedge

A standoff between Republican and Democratic Oregon state senators escalated on Friday after Governor Kate Brown (D) authorized state police to track down Republican lawmakers who have stalled a vote on carbon credit legislation by walking out and refusing to vote.

The 5G Dragnet

Telecom companies are currently scrambling to implement fifth-generation cellular network technology. But the world of 5G is a world where all objects are wired and constantly communicating data to one another. The dark truth is that the development of 5G networks and the various networked products that they will give rise to in the global smart city infrastructure, represent the greatest threat to freedom in the history of humanity.

The toxic world of social media | Brasscheck TV

Morning News Bytes - Iran - 21-Jun-2019

Iran got Trump message via Oman overnight warning of imminent attack with time to respond – Reuters — RT World News

Donald Trump warned Tehran about an imminent attack as retaliation for a downed US drone, also giving “limited” time to respond, Reuters says. Trump reportedly ordered the strikes, but then pulled back.

Tulsi Gabbard to Trump: Change Course on Iran Now, Before It’s Too Late

Trump — Your Iran strategy has been ill-advised and short-sighted. Change course now. Return to Iran nuclear agreement before it’s too late. Put aside your pride and political calculations for the good of our country. Do the right thing.

Trump Orders Strike on IRAN Then Abruptly Cancels It | Jake Morphonios

According to the NYT, President Donald Trump ordered a pre-dawn strike against targets in #Iran but then called off the attack before it began.

How Many Are Not Blowing the Whistle? – Consortiumnews

Whistleblower Chelsea Manning is now being slammed with $500 fines for every single day that she remains imprisoned in contempt of court for refusing to testify in a secret grand jury against Julian Assange. Next month it will increase to $1,000 a day.

Again, this is while Manning is also locked up in jail. It’s not enough to re-imprison a whistleblower who already served years of prison time, including nearly a year in solitary confinement, for taking a principled stand against an opaque and unjust grand jury system; they’re going to potentially ruin her life with crippling debt as well. The only way to make it more cruel and unusual would be to start waterboarding her or threatening her family members.

Afternoon News Bytes - 20-Jun-2019

Iran Downs Hostile US Spy Drone in Its Airspace - Global Research

An unnamed Trump regime official claimed the RQ-4 Global Hawk was shot down in “international airspace” by an Iranian surface-to-air missile.

Ahead of the incident on Tuesday, head of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) Ali Shamkhani said the Islamic Republic will defend its airspace, territorial waters, and borders from hostile intrusions.

Days earlier, unnamed Western diplomatic sources told the Israeli Hebrew-language Maariv broadsheet that the Trump regime is planning a “tactical assault” on an Iranian nuclear facility in response to last week’s Gulf of Oman attacks on two tankers — no evidence suggests the Islamic Republic had anything to do with.

An unnamed Western diplomat was quoted saying “(t)he bombing will be massive but will be limited to a specific target” — an Iranian response in self-defense highly likely if this occurs, its legal right under international law.

The Pentagon hasn’t confirmed the downing of its spy drone so far, nor has the State Department commented on the incident.

Media Black-Out on Arab Journalists and Civilians Beheaded in Syria by Western-Backed Mercenaries - Global Research

Who outside of Syria knows the names Yara Abbas, Maya Naser, Mohamed al-Saeed…? The corporate media has inundated us with news of the two American journalists allegedly beheaded, the first of whose execution video has been deemed faked. But what of the non-Western journalists and civilians beheaded and murdered by ISIS, al-Nusra, and associated terrorists in Syria, Iraq, Lebanon, Palestine?

The House's most pro-Israel Democrat already has three primary challengers. At least one of them wants to end all military aid to the country.

My approach would differ because I assert that the occupation, the settlements, and the institutionalized racism of the Israeli state preclude Palestinians from living a life of peace with justice. I would support ending all military aid to nations until they can guarantee they are not committing human rights abuses. I would also cosponsor HR 4391 and advocate that the Israeli government must end the siege of Gaza and the occupation of the West Bank. We should also not be funding settlements, and our president should not be getting settlements named after him.

Deadliest Drugs | The Alliance for Natural Health

The article includes a list of commonly prescribed drugs and the potential consequences of taking them.

Hacker Forms Church to Jailbreak Humanity Out of Our Simulation

Tech magnate and entrepreneur Elon Musk made headlines in recent years when he openly stated he believed we live in a simulation. He was quoted saying he thinks there’s “a one in billion chance we’re living in base reality.” In other words, he thinks it’s astronomically more unlikely that we’re not living in a simulation. He said the game No Man’s Sky further convinced him of this reality. To him, the question is “What’s outside the simulation?”

 

Afternoon News Bytes - 18-Jun-2019

Stop Trump from waging illegal Iran War (video) | Tulsi Gabbard

Here we go again! The US sending more troops to Middle East for what will be disastrous war with Iran. To prevent Trump and future presidents from waging war illegally (without Congress approval) we must sign my No More Presidential Wars Act.

Israel has 80-90 nukes, SIPRI report says, as Tel Aviv continues to accuse Iran of nuclear obsession — RT World News

Israel, which routinely accuses Iran of trying to obtain nuclear weapons and pledges to use force to stop Tehran, maintains its own undeclared nuclear arsenal estimated at 80 to 90, according to the latest report by SIPRI.

'If This Is True, They Are Even Bigger Lunatics Than We Realized': UN Officials Reportedly Believe Trump Planning 'Massive' Bombing Campaign in Iran | Common Dreams News

As the Trump administration prepares to deploy 1,000 additional troops to the Middle East in a move critics warned will heighten the possibility of all-out war with Iran, United Nations officials reportedly believe the U.S. is also planning a major "aerial bombardment" of an Iranian nuclear facility.

False Identities Become the New Weapon: War with Iran Promoted by Fake Journalists - Global Research

A prime example of a false internet persona has recently surfaced in the form of an alleged “activist” invented by the Iranian terrorist group Mojahedin e Khalq (MEK). MEK is a curious hybrid creature in any event in that it pretends to be an alternative government option for Iran even though it is despised by nearly all Iranians. At the same time, it is greatly loved by the Washington Establishment which would like to see the Mullahs deposed and replaced by something more amenable to western and Israeli worldviews.

The Ugly View of Western Democracy – Consortiumnews

From flimsy false flags in the Gulf to the signing of Assange’s extradition warrant, Craig Murray reviews the abuses of power made obvious in the past two weeks.

The Trump-Bolton Duo Is Just Like the Bush-Cheney Duo: Warmongers Using Lies to Start Illegal Wars - Global Research

History repeats itself. Indeed, those who live by war are at it again. Their crime: starting illegal wars by committing false flag attacks and blaming other countries for their own criminal acts. On this, the Donald Trump-John Bolton duo is just like the George W. Bush-Dick Cheney duo. It is amazing that in an era of 24-hour news, this could still going on.

Gulf of Oman Recalls Gulf of Tonkin Lies. The Use of "Deepfake Videos" Could Lead to Global War - Global Research

The owner of the Japanese ship attacked disputes the story of any torpedo being used, as his crew reported to him that a flying object was the source of the attack. A torpedo attack would be below the waterline, but in this case, the damage was above the waterline.

Woodshedding | ANC Report - MUST SEE!

This is a collection of Ryan Dawson's 'Woodshed' videos in which he dispels myths and presents facts regarding various personalities. Included are the ADL, Bernie Sanders, Bari Weiss, Alex Jones, Politico, Bill Nye, Alan Dershowitz, Identitarians, Hillary Clinton, White Liberals, Stefan Molyneux, Eric Margolis, Steven Crowder, Tim Snyder, Red Pill Philosophy, Max Blumenthal, Sen. Tom Cotton, and Luke Rudkowski.

US Will Spend $86 Billion on Intelligence Agencies in 2020 - Here’s the Breakdown

When you compare spending on agriculture, education and health services, it becomes abundantly clear that spending on America's intelligence network is a priority for Washington. We can also see one other thing; America's intelligence community certainly knows how to spend tens of billions of dollars with minimal oversight.

Magic Mushrooms Could Replace Antidepressants Within 5 Years

According to researchers from the world’s first psychedelic research center, Centre for Psychedelic Research at London’s Imperial College, psilocybin—or “magic mushrooms”—could replace prescribed antidepressants within five years. The assertion follows similar research from John Hopkins University, which suggests victims of emotional trauma may experience more long-term relief when using natural psilocybin fungi instead of chemical drugs.