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Russia’s Military Withdrawal Will Prompt President Assad To “Compromise”

Authored by Andrew Korybko via Oriental Review, Russia has every right to withdraw most of its Aerospace Forces from Syria following Daesh’s defeat, with one of the most immediate consequences of this move being that it will prompt President Assad into a “political compromise” with the “opposition”. President Putin’s surprise visit to Syria saw the […]

Yes, The FBI Is America’s Secret Police

Authored by James Bovard via TheHill.com, Politifact delivered a “pants on fire” slam to Fox News on Friday because one of its commentators asserted that the Federal Bureau of Investigation “has become America's secret police.” The FBI has legions of new champions nowadays among liberals and Democrats who hope that its probes will end Donald […]

The Fed’s “Magic Trick” Exposed

Authored by Jeff Thomas via InternationalMan.com, In 1791, the first Secretary of the Treasury of the US, Alexander Hamilton, convinced then-new president George Washington to create a central bank for the country. Secretary of State Thomas Jefferson opposed the idea, as he felt that it would lead to speculation, financial manipulation, and corruption. He was […]

South Korea Asks US To Halt Joint Military Exercises Until Olympics End

North Korea may have successfully bluffed its way into getting the US to stop holding massive army drills with South Korea’s army. According to the FT, South Korea has politely asked the US to “delay” joint military exercises until after the Winter Olympics, in order to lower the chances that North Korea takes provocative actions […]

These Are The Top 5 Legislative Issues That Could Force The Next Government Shutdown

House Republicans successfully managed to kick the can down the road (if only for two weeks) when they managed to pass a two-week extension last week of the continuing resolution that had been funding the government since September. But after overcoming obstacles created by Democrats and conservative Republicans – with each camp pushing for priorities […]

Greenwald: The U.S. Media Just Suffered Its Most Humiliating Debacle in Ages

Authored by Glenn Greenwald of The Intercept, Friday was one of the most embarrassing days for the U.S. media in quite a long time. The humiliation orgy was kicked off by CNN, with MSNBC and CBS close behind, with countless pundits, commentators and operatives joining the party throughout the day. By the end of the […]

Pentagon To Undergo First Ever Audit After Decades Of Sloppy Accounting And Missing Trillions

Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis speaks with DoD Comptroller David L. Norquist, June 15, 2017 zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden / Dec 10, 2017 4:48 PM After decades of waste, overpayments, trillions of missing or improperly accounted for dollars, and most recently losing track of 44,000 US soldiers, the Pentagon is about to undergo its first audit in history conducted by 2,400 […]

Drain the Swamp, or Spread the Swamp? Lawmakers Pitch Relocating Agency Headquarters

Via The Daily Bell The U.S. government plans to spew occupying forces far and wide within the United States. Or… The U.S. government will distribute the income of the bureaucratic class across distressed regions of the country. Are they spreading the wealth, or spreading the swamp? The government’s definition of decentralizing is certainly not the same […]

IMF Stress Tests Find $280 Billion Black Hole In Chinese Banks’ Capital

The IMF released a new analysis on the instability stability of the Chinese financial system. Speaking to the media in an online briefing, some of the insights from Ratna Sahay, deputy director of the IMF’s Monetary and Capital Markets Department, hardly advanced our knowledge much. Sahay noted that “Risks are large. Having said that, the […]

Crackdown Comes To Wall Street: Morgan Stanley Fires Harold Ford Jr Over Alleged Sexual Misconduct

Ten years after leaving Congress, Harold Ford Jr could be the canary in the coal-mine for Wall Street as the global awakening to sexual abuse strikes a bulge-bracket bank. Harold Ford Jr. “has been terminated for conduct inconsistent with our values and in violation of our policies,” Morgan Stanley spokeswoman Michele Davis said in a statement to Bloomberg […]