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Oct 11 11:34

A Decisive Shift In The Power Balance Has Occurred — Paul Craig Roberts

A Decisive Shift In The Power Balance Has Occurred

Paul Craig Roberts

The world is beginning to realize that a seachange in world affairs occured on September 28 when President Putin of Russia stated in his UN speech that Russia can no longer tolerate Washington’s vicious, stupid, and failed policies that have unleashed chaos, which is engulfing the Middle East and now Europe. Two days later, Russia took over the military situation in Syria and began the destruction of the Islamic State forces.

Perhaps among Obama’s advisors there are a few who are not drowning in hubris and can
understand this seachange.

Oct 11 11:11

Russia arrests would-be terrorists

Russia's National Anti-terrorism Committee says it has arrested a group of people preparing a terrorist attack in Moscow.

"At the flat where the bandits were hiding, an improvised explosive device was found and defused," TASS news agency quoted the committee as saying on Sunday.

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Oct 11 09:58

Israel’s haunted temple...

While Christian and Muslim Palestinians clutch physically to heritage symbols in Jerusalem, European Zionist Khazar Jewish converts are chasing a phantom.

Oct 11 09:57

NASA offers 1,200 patents to startups, with no upfront licensing costs

As part of an initiative to grow some new high-tech businesses, NASA is providing startups the opportunity to license its technologies without paying any up-front costs. Businesses will be able to choose from a portfolio spanning over 1,200 patents, which in turn is divided into 15 categories. This includes technologies such as multi-purpose humanoid robots, handheld laser torches, and evencollapsible aeroplanes.

Oct 11 09:57

Obama: Republicans have 'gone off the deep end'

President Barack Obama said the Republican Party has "gone off the deep end" with its messy failure to elect a new speaker of the House of Representatives.

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Oct 11 09:12

Thirty orphanages run by the group founded by Mother Teresa have decided to shutter their adoption services in India rather than comply with a new government system that makes it easier for single and divorced people to adopt children.

Thirty orphanages run by the group founded by Mother Teresa have decided to shutter their adoption services in India rather than comply with a new government system that makes it easier for single and divorced people to adopt children.

Oct 11 09:11

California voters to be automatically registered at DMV

Gov. Jerry Brown has approved legislation to make California the second state in the nation to begin automatically registering eligible voters when they obtain or renew their driver's licenses.

Oct 11 09:10

Israel’s haunted temple

Jamal Kanj looks at how war crimes committed by trigger-happy Israeli soldiers, and violations of Muslim holy places by fanatical Jewish converts, have created the waves of violence sweeping across Palestine.

Oct 11 09:03

Blast Shakes Ankara Just in Time to Justify NATO Incursion into Syria

By Tony Cartalucci

A massive blast has killed at least 30 and injured over 100 more in NATO-member Turkey’s capital of Ankara. The blast appears to have targeted the pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) who was holding a peace rally at the moment of the explosion...

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Oct 11 08:45

Obama: Republicans have 'gone off the deep end'

President Barack Obama says the Republican Party has "gone off the deep end" with its messy failure to elect a new speaker of the US House of Representatives.

Oct 11 08:43

It’s Getting Harder To Move Beyond A Minimum-Wage Job: a growing number of Americans are getting stuck on that first rung for years, if they ever move up at all.

Minimum-wage jobs are meant to be the first rung on a career ladder, a chance for entry-level workers to prove themselves before earning a promotion or moving on to other, better-paying jobs. But a growing number of Americans are getting stuck on that first rung for years, if they ever move up at all.

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Oct 11 08:09

Fred for Dictator!: Good as Any, Better’n Some

If you were an evil dictator, would you mess with this man?

Having recognized that the country is calling on me to restore order and common sense, and that my election as dictator is the last hope of Western Civilization, I hereby throw my sombrero into the ring. Below is a compact summary of the wise and forward-looking policies which will characterize my reign. Interposed are thrilling slogans that will throw you into an electoral frenzy.

Social Policy: On the day of my coronation, I will undertake a sweeping reform of society, beginning with radical feminists. We will hunt them with dogs. I will save a few and chain them in the Great Dismal Swamp, where they will poison the mosquitoes, allowing civilized people to catch catfish in comfort.
“The only thing we have to be A-fred of is Fred Hisself!!”

Oct 11 08:04

Putin's Endgame in Syria

Somebody hit a Syrian powerplant in Aleppo with F-16'S. Looks like the Russians may have to repeat their warning.

Russia doesn’t want to fight a war with Turkey, so Russian generals devised a simple, but effective plan to discourage Turkey from taking any action that could lead to a clash between the two nations.

Last week, Russian warplanes intruded into Turkish airspace twice. Both incidents caused consternation in Ankara and send Turkish leaders into a furor.

Oct 11 08:00

The Six Most Disastrous Interventions of the 21st Century

by Gary Leupp
On October 2 President Barack Obama, alluding to Russia’s decision to launch air strikes in Syria, told reporters at the White House that for Russia to view the forces targeted “from the perspective they’re all terrorists [is] a recipe for disaster, and it’s one that I reject.”

1 Afghanistan

The first was the disaster of the invasion of Afghanistan beginning in October 2001. I’m not sure we should call it a “crime,” since the international coalition that invaded was authorized by a UN resolution, or a “mistake” since it was clearly the result of calculation.

Oct 11 07:54

Intense Fighting in Central Syria Amid Government Gains

BEIRUT— Intense fighting between insurgents and Syrian troops continued Sunday in the country’s center amid new territorial gains for the government, backed by Russian airstrikes, activists and government officials reported.

The fighting Sunday was on multiple fronts in the northern part of the central province of Hama and southern Idlib, a rebel-controlled province.

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Oct 11 07:43

NBC and Saturday Night Live Wants Constitution Gone and 2nd Amendment/Guns Rights Wiped Out. Implied Gun Owners 'Extremist'

I was completely outraged at what they said on Weekend Update. But before that, they had a segment about guns and it implied people were over the top and reckless regarding them. After weekend update they had yet another segment about guns that made those who stand by their rights as complete and total nuts, besides being extremist, using a 9 year old character played by Amy Schumer

Watch the weekend update at 32 seconds they begin their rant that we should not have gun rights and the constitution needs to go. I was literally shocked!

What they said and in Video:
“I know the forefathers said you have a right to own guns, but they also said you had a right to own people… the Constitution is a lot like our grandfather, he’s wise, we love him, and he means well, but he’s getting really, really old.

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Oct 11 07:40

Donald Trump says Bowe Bergdahl should have been executed

This guy has lost it. They didn't shoot deserters during Vietnam let alone 30 years ago.The Taliban holding this guy kept getting bombed until they put him in a steel plate cage ie a Faraday cage. Bergdhal was probably an Intel agent and I wish this moron would STFU!

LAS VEGAS – Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump said Thursday that Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl should have been executed for leaving his post in Afghanistan.

"We're tired of Sgt. Bergdahl, who's a traitor, a no-good traitor, who should have been executed," Trump said to cheers at a rowdy rally inside a packed Las Vegas theater at the casino-hotel Treasure Island.

"Thirty years ago," Trump added, "he would have been shot."

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Oct 11 07:35

Just 158 families have provided nearly half of the early money for efforts to capture the White House.

Across a sprawling country, they reside in an archipelago of wealth, exclusive neighborhoods dotting a handful of cities and towns. And in an economy that has minted billionaires in a dizzying array of industries, most made their fortunes in just two: finance and energy.

Now they are deploying their vast wealth in the political arena, providing almost half of all the seed money raised to support Democratic and Republican presidential candidates. Just 158 families, along with companies they own or control, contributed $176 million in the first phase of the campaign, a New York Times investigation found. Not since before Watergate have so few people and businesses provided so much early money in a campaign, most of it through channels legalized by the Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision five years ago.

Oct 11 07:24

Caring for The Greatest, Muhammad Ali

Ali has Pugilistica Dementia.They just use Parkinsons' Syndrome to cover it up.Now its morphed into Parkinsons'disease. So sad! The man took way more punishment in the ring than people will admit. All so some promoters could get super-rich

The caregiver edges closer to her frail loved one, a physically diminished figure of greatness whom she continues to admire, cherish and forever share with the world. Steadfast and selfless, Lonnie Ali has towered in her husband's corner for many long, challenging years. At this moment, a butterfly-shaped cardboard piece designed to enhance fine motor skills gets the best of the man who once stung like a bee, the incomparable Muhammad Ali. Now 72, and in the third decade of a courageous fight against Parkinson's disease, Ali grips the colorful butterfly with a slightly gnarled right hand and tries to aim a string through a hole.

Oct 11 07:06

Two F16 aircrafts violate Syrian airspace, target electric power plants in Aleppo

The US targeting Syrian Infrastructure. More warcrimes!

Damascus, SANA-Two F16 aircrafts belonging to the so-called US-led coalition violated the Syrian airspace on Saturday, targeting the infrastructure and destroying two power plants in al-Rudwaniya area to the east of Aleppo city, a military source said.

Oct 11 07:04

Intercepted ISIS comms show 'growing panic' after Russian airstrikes - combat report

Russian Aerospace Forces have extended the range of their airstrikes on Islamic State positions in Syria to four provinces, focusing primarily on demolishing fortified installations and eliminating supply bases and the terrorists' infrastructure.

Oct 11 07:04

Catholic Archbishop In Syria: Putin's Military Intervention In Syria "Serves the Christian Cause, Is A Source Of Hope... Putin Is Solving A Problem"

The Melkite Greek Catholic Archbishop Jean-Clement Jeanbart of Aleppo, Syria, has said that Russian military intervention in Syria is "a source of hope" for Christians in the region, that it "serves the Christian cause," has "renewed the confidence among Christians in Syria," and that "Putin is solving a problem." In April of this year, Jeanbart visited the United States to get the word out about what was happening in Syria. He told an audience in Manhattan "We are in grave danger, we may disappear soon." He said Israel is the focus of U.S. support, but added "there needs to be a different balance...I know the American people have values and like freedom and like justice, so I thought they would listen, would give an ear to the other communities in the region - particularly the Christians, who are forgotten." The Bishop explained that "For him, as for other Syrian Christians, Assad is not the despot that he is considered in Washington.

Oct 11 07:01

Iraqi Air Force strikes convoy of ISIS leader al-Baghdadi – military statement

Iraq’s Air Force has struck the convoy of Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, but his fate is unknown, says a military statement cited by Reuters.

"Iraqi air forces have bombed the convoy of the terrorist Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi while he was heading to Karabla to attend a meeting with Daesh [ISIS] commanders," the statement read.

The military gave no information about the fate of the terrorist leader.

Oct 11 05:53

US foreign policy explained (flow chart)

Oct 11 04:19

Noted Libertarian Author Tom Woods offers Free E-Book "Bernie Sanders is Wrong"

Dr. Tom Woods, New York Time Best Selling author, well known libertarian pundit, economist and author, is offering an easy-to-read free e-book debunking the theories of self-described 'socialist' presidential candidate Bernie Sanders. He will explain how to answer Bernie's supporters. The 156 page book, titled 'BERNIE SANDERS IS WRONG,' includes 12 chapters. Woods has also developed and produced many courses for the Ron Paul home school curriculum. Woods is a senior fellow of the Mises Institute, holds a bachelor's degree in history from Harvard and his master's, M.Phil., & Ph.D. from Columbia University. He has been described as "the smartest guy in the room" by Judge Andrew Napolitano. Woods, who is Catholic, has also aired a number of podcast episodes outlining in great detail why Pope Francis ideas on economics are wrong. Highly recommended.

Oct 11 00:47

Gaza: Pregnant woman and daughter killed in Israeli raid

An Israeli air raid on the Gaza Strip at dawn Sunday has killed a 5-month pregnant woman and her little daughter, injured three other family members, and turned their home into rubble.
 
A Palestinian youth was shot dead after he allegedly stabbed three Israeli officers in the occupied East Jerusalem, near Damascus Gate, this afternoon.
 
A Palestinian minor, identified as Issac Brandan, was shot dead by the IOF near Damascus Gate in occupied East Jerusalem’s Old City this morning.

Oct 10 23:03

What is THCV and What are the Benefits of this Cannabinoid?

THCV, or tetrahydrocannabivarin, is a compound in cannabis that offers a unique array of effects and medical benefits that sets it apart from other cannabinoids like THC and CBD.

What are THCV’s Effects and Benefits?
As its name suggests, THCV is similar to THC in molecular structure and psychoactive properties, but it provides a variety of pronounced and altogether different effects.
THCV is psychoactive. It intensifies the euphoric high of THC, but with only about half the duration.
THCV is energetic. It provides a clear-headed, stimulating buzz.
THCV is an appetite suppressant. In contrast to THC, THCV dulls the appetite. This may be good for consumers focused on weight loss, but THCV should be avoided by patients treating appetite loss or anorexia.........

Oct 10 22:58

CBD Rich Strains

If you’re looking for the latest advances in medical cannabis, then you need to know about CBD rich strains. CBD is short for Cannabidiol. It is one of the many cannabinoids that make up the medicine's active healing properties. In order to qualify as "CBD Rich", the product must have more than 4% CBD. Research has identified CBD as the main ingredient responsible for inhibiting the growth of cancer cells. In addition, CBD shrinks tumors and inflammation. CBD is also good for reducing pain and helps with insomnia. It has significant analgesic, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory properties and helps in the reduction in anxiety and stress.

Oct 10 20:29

Medical Care for Terrorists Will Get You Bombed by the US… Unless You’re Israel

by Dan Sanchez, October 10, 2015

For a long period, Israeli military medics took in numerous insurgents from Jabhat al-Nusra (the Syrian branch of Al Qaeda) wounded from fighting to overthrow the Syrian government, patched them up, and sent them back across the border to resume fighting. The mainstream media has studiously ignored this story, but it has been amply documented and confirmed .

Israel tried to justify this by characterizing it as a purely humanitarian policy, much akin to the Doctors Without Borders policy of treating everyone in need, no questions asked.

However, journalist Asa Winstanley has exposed this as pure propaganda:

Oct 10 20:27

U.S. gunship made five passes over Afghan hospital, despite 9-foot flags ID’ing it as a medical facility: MSF

KABUL — The U.S. military aircraft that attacked an Afghan hospital over the weekend made at least five passes over it dropping explosives, even though two flags draped across the roof of the building marked it as a medical facility, hospital officials said on Thursday.

In a news conference here in the Afghan capital, Doctors Without Borders officials reiterated that they think the hospital’s main building was “deliberately” targeted because it was the only structure hit during the bombardment. They denied that any Taliban fighters in the hospital were armed or using it as a base.

Oct 10 20:19

Ankara terror attack: Protesters clash with police after ambulances 'blocked' following explosions

Protesters have clashed with police in Ankara after officers allegedly blocked a road being used by ambulances transporting victims of this morning’s bombing.

Bulent Tekdemir, who was at the rally, told the BBC that police used tear gas shortly after the explosions at 10am and “would not let ambulances through” in the aftermath.

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Oct 10 17:33

Special Report: Banishing Glyphosate

Underlying its success has been the repeated claim that the chemical is benign for human health, that its killing mechanism for plants works via an enzyme that does not exist in animals and is therefore safe for both human and animals. This claim goes counter to evidence that existed right from the start. Studies revealed both carcinogenicity and teratogenicity as far back as the 1980s, but were buried by industry with the support of regulatory bodies such as the US Environmental Protection Agency and the European Food Safety Authority (see Chapter 5 and [4] EU Regulators and Monsanto Exposed for Hiding Glyphosate Toxicity, SiS 51).

Meanwhile, overwhelming evidence of glyphosate toxicity across the globe has come to light. Everywhere, people are seeing steep rises in cancers, birth defects and other serious illnesses as glyphosate use increases. The World Health Organisation’s recent re-assessment of glyphosate as a ‘probable carcinogen’ vindicates the evidence witnessed by communities, researchers, doctors and campaigners for many years.

Oct 10 17:12

Putin’s “Endgame” in Syria

Putin doesn’t distinguish between the “moderate” terrorists and the “radical” terrorists, the good terrorists and the bad terrorists. It’s a joke. They’re all in the same pool and they’re all going to meet the same fate. They all have to be rooted out, apprehended or killed. End of story.

Oct 10 14:57

Stephen Hawking Says We Should Really Be Scared Of Capitalism, Not Robots

In a Reddit Ask Me Anything session on Thursday, the scientist predicted that economic inequality will skyrocket as more jobs become automated and the rich owners of machines refuse to share their fast-proliferating wealth.

If machines produce everything we need, the outcome will depend on how things are distributed. Everyone can enjoy a life of luxurious leisure if the machine-produced wealth is shared, or most people can end up miserably poor if the machine-owners successfully lobby against wealth redistribution. So far, the trend seems to be toward the second option, with technology driving ever-increasing inequality.

Oct 10 14:54

The Saker: Week one of the Russian military intervention in Syria

As I have written in a recent column , the notion that Russia has established a no-fly zone over Syria is plain false: four SU-30MS, even if backed by six SU-34s are not enough to establish any kind of no-fly zone. The real mission of these SU-30MSs is to protect the Russian Air Force from any overzealous Turkish or Israeli fighter, not to establish a no-fly zone. In fact, according to the commander of the USAF operation over Syria, the US flies many more sorties than the Russians. What he does not add is that most of these US sorties do not include the release of weapons whereas all the Russian ones do. But, really, this is comparing apples and oranges. The USAF can fly as many sorties as it wants, only the Russian aircraft are operating in close coordination with Syrian and Iranian ground forces.

What worries me most is that people on both sides like to engage in cheap bravado and say things like “the Americans/Russians would never dare to attack a Russian/American aircraft”. This is a very dangerous way of thinking about what is going on because it ignores all the historical evidence for decision-makers taking very dumb decisions to try to avoid appearing humiliated by the other side (Ehud Olmert in 2006, immediately comes to mind). The fact that Obama and the USA look totally out-smarted is nice, of course, but also potentially very dangerous.

Oct 10 14:21

Incompetent or indifferent: Clinton burns CIA Libya contact

On March 18, 2011, Blumenthal wrote to Clinton about a conversation he had had with Tyler Drumheller, a former CIA official, who divulged the name of the contact. When the email was released to the Select Committee on Benghazi, the name was redacted.

"Tyler spoke to a colleague currently at CIA," Blumenthal wrote, "who told him the agency had been dependent for intelligence from [redacted due to sources and methods]."

It is bad enough that Drumheller, who had business interests in Libya along with Blumenthal, was able to learn so much from intelligence officers in the field. It is worse that he was so indiscreet as to tell Blumenthal, who had no business knowing and certainly no business sending email from his AOL account. But worst of all, this information reached Clinton in a way that left it open to anyone with the right computer skills.

Oct 10 10:55

FBI’s National Instant Background Check System shows gun sales hit a record high for the fifth month in a row with 1,795,102 prospective gun owners processed in September.

The number of background checks done is considered a reliable gauge of total gun sales and were up more than 20 percent from the previous September high set in 2012. Summer of 2015 overall has also shattered gun sales records since National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) went live in November 1998.

Oct 10 10:55

California will require police to get a court order before they can search messages, photos and other digital data stored on phones or company servers in the nation's most-populous state

California will require police to get a court order before they can search messages, photos and other digital data stored on phones or company servers in the nation's most-populous state.

Oct 10 10:53

WARNING: IRS Phone Scam

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Oct 10 10:18

Bernie Sanders is raising more money than every Republican candidate: "...donors giving relatively small amounts are shaping the 2016 presidential election more than any billionaire."

It’s undoubtedly the era of Big Money in politics. But for the time being, donors giving relatively small amounts are shaping the 2016 presidential election more than any billionaire sugar daddy.

Oct 10 10:18

Valeant Pharmaceuticals CEO: We’re in Business of Shareholder Profit, not Helping the Sick

Martin Shkreli might be the present poster boy for Big Pharma’s psychopathic greed; however, he is only the most public face of a problem that is drawing increasing scrutiny from lawmakers whose constituents are sick and tired of an industry that is literally murdering people in the name of profits. Recently, the Progressive media turned its spotlight on yet another blood-sucking corporate vampire: J. Michael Pearson, the smirking, self-satisfied CEO of Valeant Pharmaceuticals.

Oct 10 09:48

Baltimore Police can find no records to support Ben Carson's robbery claim

Ben Carson claimed this week that he was once held at gunpoint at a Popeye’s chicken restaurant in Baltimore, and that he survived by telling the gunman to go focus on the cashier instead of himself. If that story isn’t disturbing enough on its face, the idea that he acted so selfishly and is now bragging about it, Carson may have another problem: the Baltimore Police Department says it can find no record of the supposed incident.

Oct 10 09:48

Rahm Emanuel calls for national computer coding requirement in schools

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Thursday called on the federal government to make computer coding classes a requirement of high-school graduation.

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Oct 10 09:26

In 1977 a Chinese woman with no medical degree anonymously found a malaria cure. 38 years later, she was awarded the Nobel Prize for medicine

The first Chinese woman to win a Nobel Prize is being called the “three no’s” winner in her home country — no medical degree, no doctorate, and no time spent working overseas.

Oct 10 09:25

Cop Accidentally Shoots 4-Year-Old Girl: 'Mommy Am I Gonna Die?'

A cop accidentally shot a four-year-old girl while responding to an incident inside her home.

Oct 10 09:15

Exposed: Pro-Israel Modern-Day McCarthyites Are Going to Extremes to Slime Human Rights Activists

but will it get shut down?

snip: Canary Mission does not list the names of any of its staff members, financial backers or affiliated organizations. It is an anonymous venture; those involved have taken extensive steps to conceal their identities. No reporter has yet been able to connect Canary Mission to any single funder or organization, despite the fact that the organization solicits tax-deductible donations via its website and mailing list. However, according to our review of IRS 990 tax filings, Canary Mission is not currently registered as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, suggesting that the group’s donations are instead channeled through an unknown pro-Israel parent organization that is registered. (Any organization that solicits tax deductible donations without maintaining valid IRS status is in violation of multiple federal laws).

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Oct 10 09:03

The Soviet T-34: The Lethal Tank that Won World War II?

The T-34 had a Christy suspension.An American invention rejected by the US military.

On June 22, 1941, Nazi German launched Operation Barbarossa, a massive attack on the Soviet Union that was the largest invasion in history.

More than three million German soldiers, 150 divisions and 3,000 tanks comprised three mammoth army groups that created a front more than 1,800 miles long.

For months Germans won victory after resounding victory. But then the attack stalled—and the appearance of a new Soviet tank stunned the Wehrmacht.

It was the T-34. The new armored vehicle had an excellent 76-millimeter gun and thick sloped armor and cruised at more than 35 miles per hour. It possessed many advanced design features for the time—and it could blow German Panzers to Hell.

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Oct 10 08:12

There and Back Again – Your Trip Through the American Empire

By Tony Cartalucci

The October 8, 2015 US Senate Committee on Armed Services hearing titled, “Russian Strategy and Military Operations,” gave viewers an instructive snapshot at the current state of America’s dwindling power.

The hearing is one of many interfaces between corporate-financier funded policy think tanks and the politicians who will ultimately rubber stamp their schemes and designs into law. It consists of a panel of bought-off, self-serving senators, listening to think-tank academics with no practical experience along with retired generals drawing paychecks by keeping big-defense, big-oil, big-ag, big-finance, and others well fed...

Oct 10 07:51

Israeli-American Terror Machine exposed, checkmated and decimated in Syria

YOU BETCHA!

Thanks to Putin's remarkable decimation of ISIS in Syria and checkmate and exposure of the Israeli-American Terror Machine, there is no longer any need for Homeland Security inside America.

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