And an excellent article by Tom (love this section):
Moscow has had its fill of Netanyahu. He’s [Putin] openly mocking Trump at international forums, first offering to sell the U.S. Russia’s hypersonic missiles at the G-20 and then offering to sell S-400 missile defense systems to the Saudis to protect their people from outside actors. All with tongue firmly implanted in cheek. Things look bad for the alliance between the U.S., Israel and Saudi Arabia, when your opponents are laughing at you openly. In that moment Putin exposed that the emperor truly was standing naked in front of the world.
For those interested in finances the following......for those not interested (most people)....you soon will be. The overnight Repo-rate shot up. sssh! don't tell anyone...everything is great. The overnight repo rate moves are concerning because it implies that all these big banks, that are all in on the same game, don't trust one another to lend them money on a very short timeline (overnight). When the thieves start questioning each other's balance sheets it says they suspect one of their own is on the verge of collapse even with all the shenanigans used to prop them all up. The corollary is that if they won't lend anything to each other, the central Bank has to step in and do the lending. It all sounds extremely ominous. One banker was heard to say; "When I smell money printing (QE infinity) in the morning, I smell victory" (not).
Another Hung Government? Ruh Roh!
Bibi's election results will soon become apparent. Will he be able to form government or is it a case of "do not go pass go, do not collect $200, go straight to jail"? (LOL). Will his "get out of jail free" card work (better than Epsteins?). Can he form government with the ultra-right-wing religious freakoids? Or, will he declare war on Iran and threaten that they will drown in blood (of hundreds of US soldiers)? It is so exciting. I am waiting with baited breath. (Future blogs will cover the implications of the result).
Meet the new boss, same as the old boss
Actually, that might not be true....I think he will be worse than the old boss (if that is possible). Also, I am calling it prematurely....it is still a little way off (some years) but not as far away as many think. Things are starting to become clearer, but not entirely clear. So, the PDF article below is the "mother of all conspiracy theories". I suspect that it is somewhere near the truth....some things are still nebulous. I reserve the right to adjust the theory as we go along. We must all continue to watch and wait....troubled times ahead.
Changing of the Guard: Anglo-Zionism vs Globo-Bolshevism
Despite being ready to dump a load (of ordinance) on Iran the President sent his Press Secretary to clarify the tweet in what seems like a step back from the brink. Perhaps his policy is constipated?
Something smells bad
All we can say is that something smells about the whole affair. Who do we go to for the truth? Should we ask Pompeo who admits that he lies,cheats and steals or should we ask the Saudi's (LOL)?
You can trust me
The lying liars lie
The only thing that is a certainty is that everything you are told is a lie. We live in the post truth era. Truth does not matter only perception.We will tell you what to think. What we know is that the Houthi's admitted it and that Iran denied it. Any truth to those statements? Well, the Houthi's apparently do have the drone capability.
Yemen has endured bombings by Saudi and the killing of elementary school children in their buses by using lockheed missiles delivered by US and Saudi pilots in US Aircraft. Only Iran has condemned these killings. We must not forget that it was Trump who left JCPOA, declared a de-facto war on Iran through sanctions, and has ignored the call to stop aiding the Saudis in the attacks on Yemen.
Some (conspiracy theorists) are saying that the US capability is not up to scratch. The Russians have developed the S-300 and the S-400 and are supplying them to their allies. It is generally acknowledged that these are far superior technology. The reasoning goes that the USA now produces junk through the military contracting system and that everything is corrupted. After the fiasco with the Boeing aircraft (Boeing is also a military contractor) this seems likely. Just because you spend "trillions" on it does not make it better and Russia has been concentrating on defensive equipment such as the S-300 and S-400. This might well explain why the USA has backed down (albeit temporarily).
American Military Doctrine Backfires, Hyped and Extortionate US Air Defenses are Pathetic
Others point to Bibi being given a slap-down by Putin.
This is where and how the winds -and with them the tectonic plates-have shifted. And don’t underestimate it. Bibi can presumably count on Trump more than any other US President in his time, and the US is supposedly this almighty force, also in the Middle East, but today Putin just tells him “don’t you dare!” Putin refuses to let him touch Assad’s territory and -Russian- weapons. The clincher is those weapons have become so sophisticated that Bibi, Trump support or not, puts his tail between his legs and flies back, hoping nobody notices what shape he’s in. And in that humiliation, Lebanon is the cherry that Putin puts on top of the pie. “Now that you’re here, I want you to stop harassing Lebanon too. Yes, now you may go.” Lebanon must have stunned Bibi.
Two American spy HD satellites covering the region in KSA where the oil facilities were attacked were malfunctioning and footage is unusable. Moreover, the NSA/CIA employees tasked with monitoring events in the region were asleep while the incident occurred.
He should have added that the drone pieces were buried in an unmarked grave and it has been handed over to the FBI to investigate (sic). What a shame that Bolton was fired only a few days ago.