Trump fires FBI Director James Comey

from RT

President Donald Trump has fired FBI Director James Comey at the recommendation of US Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, according to a White House announcement.

“The FBI is one of our Nation’s most cherished and respected institutions and today will mark a new beginning for our crown jewel of law enforcement,” said President Trump.

“While I greatly appreciate you informing me on three separate occasions that I am not under investigation,” Trump told Comey in a letter, he was recommending the firing nonetheless.

A search for a new permanent FBI Director will begin immediately…

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South Korea set to change policy on North as liberal wins election

from the Guardian

Moon Jae-in, a left-leaning liberal who favours engagement with North Korea, has won South Korea’s presidential election, raising hopes of a potential rapprochement with Pyongyang.

The former human rights lawyer won 41.4% of the vote, according to an exit poll cited by the Yonhap news agency, placing him comfortably ahead of his nearest rivals, the centrist software entrepreneur Ahn Cheol-soo and the conservative hardliner Hong Joon-pyo, both of whom have conceded defeat.

South Koreans who backed Moon, 64, will be hoping the election result will mark a clean break from the corruption scandal surrounding his disgraced predecessor Park Geun-hye.

Hours before polls closed, the national election commission forecast that turnout would exceed 80% – the highest since Kim Dae-jung was elected in 1997.

During a campaign in which Moon sought to add conservative voters to his liberal support base, the Democratic party candidate captured the public mood with vows to reform South Korea’s powerful chaebols, family-owned conglomerates, and tackle rising inequality and youth unemployment.

Moon has called for a more conciliatory approach to North Korea, after weeks of tensions over the regime’s ballistic missile and nuclear weapons programmes…

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The Yates/Clapper Hearing Proves “Truth is Treason in an Empire of Lies”

by Scott Creighton

But putting Americans in prison if they cooperate, collude, aid and abet or otherwise assist in that illegality might send a very strong deterrent message, correct?” Richard Blumenthal, May 8th, 2017

Stunning Hypocrisy

First thing to keep in mind: nothing happens in a vacuum and there are no such things as coincidences in Geo-politics these days. So, as adults who understand the world as it really is, let’s look at current events as the Senate Judiciary subcommittee hearing on Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election took place yesterday (full transcript here)

  1. Russia and Turkey begin final leg of Turkish Stream pipeline (May 7th)
  2. U.S. and coalition forces excluded from control of safe zones in Syria (May 4th) (Gen. Mattis opposes them)
  3. Hillary Clinton “Rebrand HER!” campaign kicks off (May 5th)… new book shows “Russia hacked us” story designed to cover for election loss

We are about to lose a major 6-year-long Geo-political battle right now. Whatever you believe about Syria, it was never a civil war or a struggle from within for more rights. It was always about regime change on behalf of greater control of the resources of the Middle East. It was about making moves on the Grand Chessboard just like Afghanistan was… just like Iraq was.

And this loss we are facing is in large part due to what we consider “interference” from nation states like Iran, Turkey, Hezbollah and… Russia. Mainly Russia.

This “Russia hacked our election” disinformation campaign now straddles both parties for this very reason. While the unDemocratic Party still insists (with no evidence mind you) then candidate Donald Trump and Russian president Vladamir Putin were in cahoots with one another in an effort to undermine the candidacy of Hillary Clinton, the Republicans deny there was any  collusion between them, while now fully supporting the notion that Russia interfered with our presidential election.

The One Party system we have in place has decided to agree on that and they did so because Russia has to be punished for “interfering” in something else. But they can’t say that, so the “threat to our democracy” line is used.

In order to do justice to any evaluation of what happened yesterday in the Senate hearing on “Russian interference”, one must first put it in context of our own efforts to do just that in literally dozens of nations across the world.

“The U.S. has a long history of attempting to influence presidential elections in other countries – it’s done so as many as 81 times between 1946 and 2000, according to a database amassed by political scientist Dov Levin of Carnegie Mellon University.

That number doesn’t include military coups and regime change efforts following the election of candidates the U.S. didn’t like, notably those in Iran, Guatemala and Chile.” LA Times Dec. 2016

If you include the bloody coups, color revolutions, wars based on lies and “humanitarian” bombing campaigns, you are looking at well over a hundred and fifty times, since WWII, that we have sought to interfere with the political destiny of nations across the world.

In other words… do the exact same thing we accuse Russia of doing.

The only difference is… there is actual evidence of what we did.

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