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Jul 16 06:25

Tripoli – Capital of militias: Armed groups capture the Libyan state

Since the arrival of the UN-backed Government of National Accord (GNA) in Tripoli in March 2016, four large local militias have gradually divided up the capital between themselves. Though nominally loyal to the government, they now exert a degree of influence over state institutions and resources that is unprecedented in post-Qaddafi Libya. This Paper examines the rise of a militia cartel in Tripoli, and concludes that the situation is untenable, as it risks provoking a major new conflict over Tripoli fought by those who have been excluded from access to the state and impedes efforts to establish a meaningful unity government. >>

Jul 16 06:25

Tripoli – Capital of militias: Armed groups capture the Libyan state

Since the arrival of the UN-backed Government of National Accord (GNA) in Tripoli in March 2016, four large local militias have gradually divided up the capital between themselves. Though nominally loyal to the government, they now exert a degree of influence over state institutions and resources that is unprecedented in post-Qaddafi Libya. This Paper examines the rise of a militia cartel in Tripoli, and concludes that the situation is untenable, as it risks provoking a major new conflict over Tripoli fought by those who have been excluded from access to the state and impedes efforts to establish a meaningful unity government. >>

Jul 15 10:00

Is a Coming NATO Crisis Inevitable?

Of President Donald Trump’s explosion at Angela Merkel’s Germany during the NATO summit, it needs to be said: It is long past time we raised our voices.

America pays more for NATO, an alliance created 69 years ago to defend Europe, than do the Europeans. And as Europe free-rides off our defense effort, the EU runs trade surpluses at our expense that exceed $100 billion a year.

To Trump, and not only to him, we are being used, gouged, by rich nations we defend, while they skimp on their own defense.

At Brussels, Trump had a new beef with the Germans, though similar problems date back to the Reagan era. Now we see the Germans, Trump raged, whom we are protecting from Russia, collaborating with Russia and deepening their dependence on Russian natural gas by jointly building the Nord Stream 2 pipeline under the Baltic Sea.

Jul 15 09:58

Can Trump, Israel, and Gulf Allies Get Putin to Turn On Iran?

Days after Netanyahu’s visit to Moscow, Trump will meet with Putin in Helsinki. But despite talk of a “grand bargain” that enlists Russia in helping the US-Israel-Saudi-UAE front against Iran, don’t expect it to happen, says professor and syndicated columnist Rami Khouri

Jul 15 09:34

THE PARTY’S OVER – FBI AND DOJ MUST TURN OVER ALL SPY DOCUMENTS TO CONGRESS UNREDACTED

In a move that could kill two birds with one stone, the White House has ordered the FBI and DOJ to turn over all documents on Obama’s spy Stefan Halper. This could be monumental as everyone knows that President Trump would love to fire both Christopher Wray and Rod Rosenstein but politics just won’t allow it. You may or may not realize that the ultimate decider of what is classified and what is not is the president of the United States.

There is no one who can overrule him including the Supreme Court. If either or both refuse to turn over the information, President Trump would be free to fire them and appoint temporary replacements of his choice without Senate consent. He could pick the most radical replacements he wants and they would serve until the Senate confirms a replacement.

Jul 15 05:58

What Israel is watching during the Trump-Putin summit

Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu spoke on the phone with President Trump on Saturday.
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Why it matters: >>>
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What they are saying: During the phone call last night Netanyahu briefed Trump on the talks he had with Putin in Moscow last Wednesday. Netanyahu said at the top of the cabinet meeting today that he thanked Trump for his policy against Iran "which shows it is affecting Iran both domestically and regionally". Netanyahu said Trump reiterated his commitment for Israel's security during the phone call
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What to watch:>>>

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Jul 15 05:40

NETANYAHU WILL PLAY AN IMPORTANT ROLE AT THE TRUMP-PUTIN SUMMIT

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>>>Trump may seek Moscow’s help in eliminating Iran’s military presence in Syria.

In recent Senate testimony, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo admitted, “If the Russians could get the Iranians out of there, I would applaud it.” So would Israel! >>>

Jul 15 05:22

Poll: Most Russians Dislike Donald Trump

TEHRAN (FNA)- A majority of Russians say they have a negative view of US President Donald Trump, according to a new poll from state pollster Russian Public Opinion Research Center.

The poll, conducted earlier this week, found that 71 percent of respondents had an unfavorable view of Trump, compared to 10 percent who had a favorable view. Nearly 20 percent of respondents said they had no opinion, The Hill reported.

A large majority of respondents, 77 percent, said specifically that they view Trump as “self-centered”, and just 16 percent said they think the US President is “trustworthy”.

A majority also described Trump as>>>

(*Fars NEWS Teheran sourcing The Hill)

Jul 14 11:03

Neocons Panic As Trump-Putin Meeting Could Mark Close Of Syrian Proxy War

When multiple op-ed pieces appear in the pages of the New York Times, Washington Post, and the CFR-owned Foreign Affairs authored by neocons simultaneously pleading with Trump Don't Get Out of Syria(!) all within the same week, this is typically an indicator that the president is about to do something good.

Trump is set to meet with Putin one-on-one this coming Monday in Helsinki after a contentious NATO summit and a sufficiently awkward visit with Theresa May, and mainstream pundits' heads are exploding.

Jul 14 07:35

AFTER TRUMP PUSHED NATO MEMBERS TO SPEND MORE, LOCKHEED DOUBLES PRODUCTION AS ORDERS “EXPLODE”

After a “very intense” summit with leaders of NATO member states earlier this week, U.S. President Trump has claimed that he has managed to secure commitments from the European leaders of NATO member countries that will see them increase their military spending. On Wednesday, Trump allegedly told NATO leaders that if they did not meet their defense spending targets of at least 2 percent of gross domestic product by next January, the United States would consider withdrawing from the alliance, prompting an emergency NATO summit. After the emergency meeting, Trump told reporters, “I told people that I’d be very unhappy if they didn’t up their financial commitments substantially.”

Jul 14 05:32

Awkward? Trump And May Remarks After Meeting And Sun Interview Watch

Difficult to watch this bull*hit propaganda, which shows total disrespect for those whom they pretend to serve.

President Donald Trump and Prime Minister Theresa May hold a press conference after a contentious NATO meeting, and after Trump criticized May over Brexit in an interview with British tabloid The Sun.

Trump admits he APOLOGIZED to Theresa May for sharp comments on Brexit and a U.S.-U.K. trade pact and calls her an 'incredible woman' for whom he has a 'lot of respect' after two days in London

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(*nothing says BEX! louder then the concept of Trump apologizing for anything .Apologizing is an Obama trait , and we know how the Trump pundits reacted to that , but then , again , Trump could hand her a bouquet of roses minuets before he launches a bouquet of patriot missiles !)

Jul 14 04:50

Trump Regime: We Can Keep Guantanamo Prisoners Locked Up For 100 Years

(*By not closing Guantamo down like he promised in his campaign rhetoric , the blame can be placed squarely on Obama , too .
Can you see it ? )

Jul 13 15:16

Is Hillary Clinton secretly planning to run in 2020?

The messages convey a sense of urgency, and are coming with increasing frequency. They are short, focused reactions to the latest “outrage” committed by President Trump.

Some end by asking for money, some urge participation in protests. All read as if they are sent from the official headquarters of the resistance.

Hillary Clinton is up to something.

It's all starting to make sense: the Russian collusion is now the Russian Hillary hacking, the Guccifer indictment suppresses the Seth Rich murder investigation, at least until after the 2018 mid-terms. Meanwhile, the FBI thumbs its nose at Congress, Jeff Sessions in MIA, and Obama builds his Antifa Alinksy Army. With the Deep State MSM teeing off on Trump. Hillary sees another opportunity to become President and take us to Armageddon against Russia for the Satanic oligarchy.

Jul 13 13:53

Activists Sully Second Anniversary of Seth Rich Murder with Batsh*t Crazy Press Conference

The witness alleges slain DNC staffer Seth Rich was killed by two government employees, who worked as Rod Rosenstein’s “dirty squad” when he was U.S. attorney for Maryland, for breaching the Democratic National Committee server in 2016.

Hmm, Batsh*t crazy? The same people implicated by this so-called witness are today indicting people that substantiates a Russian hacking claim, not a leak claim, substantiated by forming NSA officer William Binney, which could be related to the murder of former DNC employee Seth Rich.

Jul 13 13:48

Murdered DNC Staffer Seth Rich Shared 44,053 Democrat Emails With WikiLeaks: Report

For the past several months, Democrats have based their "Resist 45" movement on unsubstantiated assertions that the Trump campaign coordinated with Russian intelligence officials to undermine the 2016 Presidential Election thereby 'stealing' the White House from Hillary Clinton. Day after day we've all suffered through one anonymously sourced, "shock" story after another from the New York Times and/or The Washington Post with new allegations of the 'wrongdoing'.

But, new evidence surfacing in the Seth Rich murder investigation may just quash the "Russian hacking" conspiracy theory. According to a new report from Fox News, it was former DNC staffer Seth Rich who supplied 44,000 DNC emails to WikiLeaks and not some random Russian cyber terrorist, as we've all been led to believe.

Looks like Mueller and Rosenstein are quashing the Seth Rich murder investigation?

Jul 13 13:45

Guccifer 2.0 Chat With Nude Model Sparks New Conspiracy Theory About Seth Rich Murder

New chat logs between alleged Democratic National Committee hacker Guccifer 2.0 and a Playboy centerfold model surfaced today via Wikileaks on Twitter, throwing more fuel on the conspiracy theories surrounding murdered DNC staffer Seth Rich.

Comment: with Guccifer in jail, it will be hard for Guccifer to talk about the murder of Seth Rich.

Jul 12 17:37

Trump tells Theresa May her soft Brexit plan will 'kill' any US trade deal after Britain leaves the EU, adds Boris will make a great PM and blames Sadiq Khan for terrorism in explosive start to UK visit

President Donald Trump has warned Theresa May that her soft Brexit plan would 'kill the deal' between the US and Britain on trade.

He also said the prime minister has ignored his advice on Brexit negotiations, explaining: 'I would have done it differently'.

Talking to The Sun before his trip to Britain, he said: 'If they do a deal like that, we would be dealing with the European Union instead of dealing with the UK, so it will probably kill the deal. I actually told Theresa May how to do it, but she didn't listen to me'.

Sources close to the president earlier warned that a lucrative transatlantic trade deal would be impossible if the UK keeps close ties with Brussels - effectively meaning Britain must choose between the US and EU.

Jul 12 13:48

ERIK PRINCE, BLACKWATER FOUNDER MAKES NEW PITCH FOR MERCENARIES TO TAKE OVER AFGHAN WAR

Erik Prince, the founder of the private security firm formerly known as Blackwater, is making a new pitch for his proposal to turn U.S. combat operations in Afghanistan over to mercenaries.

Jul 12 10:07

NATO Shields U.S. From Its Military Adventures

It is the U.S. that needs NATO, which allows the US to bypass the UN Security Council and engage in military adventures abroad, while keeping a safe distance across the Atlantic, says Eirik Vold of the Red Party of Norway

Jul 12 10:00

Here's How China Can Crush US Tech Firms If Trade War Escalates

President Trump rattled stocks on Wednesday after the Commerce Department rolled out its list of Chinese products, representing $200 billion in imports, that could soon face 10% tariffs Tuesday night - the latest sign that the escalating trade war between the US and its largest economic rival is still heating up. And, echoing recent comments from Morgan Stanley, on Wednesday morning, Bloomberg pointed out that China could soon opt to "trip up" US tech firms operating in the region, something that MS analysts say could have serious repercussions for US equities which have yet to be adequately priced in by the market, and which earned the tech sector a downgrade to underweight.

Jul 12 09:57

Trade War Becomes "Tech War" As Trump Cracks Down On China's Rare Earth Metals

While a closer read of the 200+ page schedule released last night by the Trump administration that listed all the exports captured by the $200BN in new proposed Chinese tariffs revealed some oddities such as badger hair, bovine semen, frog legs, flamethrowers, fetal bovine serum and blood, one product group stood out: rare-earths, an esoteric collection of minerals with strange names (Dysporsium, Europium, Neodymium, Lanthanum and Yttrium), which all have niche, high-tech applications and a history of scarcity. They’re used in everything from cell phones to hybrid vehicles to wind turbines and military hardware, which as Bloomberg writes suggests that the trade war is starting to hit its stride as a tech war.

But more importantly to the trade - or now tech war - is that China is effectively the only producer in size of these critical components that keep America's high tech industry running.

Jul 12 09:57

Trump Slams NATO: "Pay 2% Of GDP IMMEDIATELY" Or Even 4%

President Trump is, rightly, stirring the pot in Europe today, reportedly demanding that NATO leaders increase their defense spending targets from 2 to 4%, according to the Bulgarian president.

“President Trump, who spoke, raised the question not just to reach 2%, today, but set a new target – 4%,” Bulgarian president Rumen Radev told reporters, according to Reuters, citing BNR public radio.

“NATO is not a bourse a which one can buy security. But yes, on the other hand, President Trump is right, as each country should build its effective capabilities, and the unwillingness with which Bulgaria spends money on defense is obvious.”

As a reminder, US only spends 3.57% of GDP (which is the most), and as one French official noted, "it wasn’t a demand, rather just a mention.".

White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders confirmed that:

Jul 12 09:51

Trump’s Attack on NATO Allies is ‘Payback’ for Endorsing Clinton

US President Donald Trump's recent criticisms of fellow NATO members at the Brussels summit Wednesday derives mostly from the fact that many of them endorsed Hillary Clinton, his former Democratic rival in the 2016 election, international affairs and security analyst Mark Sleboda told Sputnik.

A day after arriving in Belgium with First Lady Melania Trump, where the headquarters of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization is located, he jumped into the yearly summit by doing what he does best: berate the US' European allies.

During a breakfast meeting with NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg, Trump went straight for the throat by criticizing Germany's 2015 pipeline deal with Russia, calling Berlin a "captive of Russia," before diving headfirst on the debate on sharing the burden of NATO's collective defense budget.

Jul 12 09:38

Raúl Ilargi Meijer: NATO Is A Con Game

Okay, well, Trump did it again. Antagonizing allies. This time it was Germany that took the main hit, over the fact that it pays Russia billions of dollars for oil and gas while relying on the US for its defense … against Russia. And yes, that is a strange situation. But it’s by no means the only angle to the story. There are many more.

Jul 12 09:00

Trump Demands NATO Nations Raise Military Spending to 4% of GDP

Those expecting President Trump to make a stir at the NATO summit with demands for more military spending did not disappoint, as he not only demanded all member nations increase spending to 2% of their GDP immediately, but then pushed for them to ratchet up to 4%.

This stunned many, as the 2% demand is often repeated and met by a handful of NATO countries in the first place. No NATO nation is spending 4% of their GDP on their military, meaning this is a demand for precipitous spending increases alliance-wide.

Needless to say, the 4% is going to be a non-starter for most. Nations like Germany balked at increases to 2%, having no enemies on their borders and large economies. Expecting Germany to more than triple their military spending chasing this new level is even more unrealistic.

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"And, of course, we expect you will spend that money buying American weapons!" -- Official White Horse Souse

Jul 12 07:45

A Trumpian kind of view

A Trumpian kind of view. It’s understatement to say Donald Trump is an unconventional and unorthodox political figure. His critics do have a point when they say Trump appears to be harsher with allies than with real and imagined enemies. Then there is the Middle East and Iran. Why is Trump obsessed with Tehran?

Jul 12 07:18

Trump says he 'thinks' he can pull out of NATO without congressional approval

Speaking with journalists at the NATO summit in Brussels, Donald Trump said he "thinks" he can pull out of NATO without congressional approval.

The US president made the statement when asked if he had threatened to pull out of the alliance, and whether he thought he could do so without first consulting Congress.

Trump ignored the first question, but on the second question, he said, “I think I can.”

According to Politico, Trump warned his allies behind closed doors that they would need to radically increase defense spending or the US “will do our own thing.” NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg then reportedly shifted the meeting to an allies-only emergency session, requiring European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker to leave the room.

Jul 12 07:17

Marc Short Leaves Trump White House

Breaking news this morning as we’re learning that Marc Short, President Trump’s top Capitol Hill liaison, is leaving the White House.

Short, who has been with the Administration longer than most staffers, will be taking a position at the Guidepost Strategies consulting firm as well as teaching at his alma mater the University of Virginia.

Jul 12 04:56

Iran Rejects Pompeo's "Baseless" Allegations

The Iranian foreign ministry lashed out at US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo for his allegations against the country's embassies, calling them as "baseless".

Pompeo alleged on Tuesday that Iran uses its embassies to plot terrorist attacks in Europe, and warned Tehran that its actions have “a real high cost” after it threatened to disrupt Mideast oil supplies.

Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi said on Wednesday that contemporary history is full of US embassies' illegal activities and acts contrary to norms and international principles in demolishing foreign relations of hosting states and interferences in domestic affairs of them.

He rejected the "baseless" statement and funny accusations by Pompeo>>>

(*that's why Pompeo gets The Big Bucks !
Guys like Pompeo getting The Big Bucks is why they'rer back to psyching you into beli~eving your Social Security benefit , that you pay for each week you work , should shame you into beli~eving you're picking up welfare .)

Jul 12 04:00

German Parliament Report: U.S. Presence in Syria Is Illegal

(*RELATED:) Trump Stuns NATO Leaders by Claiming “Germany Is Totally Controlled by Russia”

Jul 12 03:51

Take Action for Human Rights: Stop Separating and Detaining Families

(*What about taking action for Reality TV Personalities ?
No Way one could air a 24/07 S**tshow like separating , and detaining families , without becoming P.O.T.U.S. first !)

Jul 12 03:37

Gaza Goes From 'World's Biggest Prison' to 'World's Biggest Solitary Confinement Cell'

(*It sounds like Trump is still 'In The Hunt' for that Nobel Peace Prize !)

Jul 11 14:05

Trump Pardons Hammond Ranchers, As Libertarian Party Calls For Ross Ulbricht Pardoning

By Aaron Kesel

U.S. President Trump has issued a pardon to the father and son ranchers from Oregon whose imprisonment for setting fires on federal land sparked a takeover of a wildlife refuge lasting 40 days.

Trump signed an injunction granting clemency to 76-year-old Dwight Hammond and his son, Steven Hammond, 49, according to a White House press release. The two men were both convicted of arson on federal land in 2012 for fires that burned in 2001 and 2006...

Jul 11 10:40

Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh on the major issues

President Trump’s nomination Monday of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court has cast a spotlight on his judicial record, with Kavanaugh’s supporters and detractors looking to his writings to glean insights into how he will rule as a Supreme Court justice.

Kavanaugh has served on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit since 2006. With nearly 300 opinions authored through his 12 years on the nation’s second most-powerful court, senators have a lengthy record to draw from as they weigh Kavanaugh’s nomination.

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Not mentioned is net neutrality.

Jul 11 10:10

EU council chief's riposte to Trump: Respect the allies you have

European Council President Donald Tusk told U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday to stop berating NATO allies over military investment levels ahead of what is expected to be a fraught alliance summit.

Jul 11 09:37

Dems push to postpone Kavanaugh confirmation until Mueller probe ends

Democrats lack the votes to stop the nomination if no Republican senator breaks ranks, and some liberals urged a delay of the confirmation. During a noon conference call hosted by liberal activist groups, one tactician advocated a strategy of using Mr. Mueller’s Russia investigation as a reason to postpone a vote on Judge Kavanaugh, possibly until after November’s midterm elections.

Jul 11 09:18

Caroline Glick: NATO Is the Author of Its Own Demise

One of the interesting aspects of the hysteria is that NATO’s supporters never seem to think it is necessary to explain why it would be a bad idea to end the alliance. In a spate of interviews ahead of the summit, NATO Ambassador Kay Bailey Hutchinson enumerated the many ways that Russia threatens Europe and U.S. interests. But while the threats she mentioned – political subversion through social media, nerve agent attacks in Great Britain, support for Syrian dictator Bashar Assad, violations of the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF) treaty, and annexation of Crimea – are all major threats, they are not the main threats that the U.S. faces today. Moreover, NATO has been ineffective in confronting these malign actions by Russia.

NATO’s ineffectiveness ought to be the key issue of discussion when considering its future. But to date, that weakness has been largely overlooked in the rush to blame Trump for allegedly destroying America’s alliances.

Jul 11 08:37

“Did Justice Kennedy Twist Trump’s Arm To Nominate Kavanaugh?'”

In a bombshell report from Travis Getty at Raw Story, a source has revealed that retiring Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy made a deal with President Donald Trump to retire only if he agreed to pick his former law clerk and good friend Brett Kavanaugh to succeed him on the highest court in the land.

Donald Trump promised to appoint a conservative nominee to the Supreme Court that would not betray the Republican base the way fake conservative and outgoing Justice Anthony Kennedy has since his appointment to the court by Republican Ronald Reagan in 1987.

If true, that would mean that all of Trump’s bluster about going through the process, conducting interviews, and narrowing the search down to 4 candidates a few days ago was all just a bunch of BS political theater.

Jul 11 08:22

Trump CRUSHES Nato Secretary General with massive truth bomb rant

Jul 10 16:43

NORTH KOREA ASKED ISRAEL FOR $1 BILLION TO STOP GIVING MISSILE TECHNOLOGY TO IRAN

North Korea offered to stop selling missile technology to Iran and other enemies of Israel in exchange for $1 billion in cash from the Jewish state, according to former senior North Korean diplomat who has now defected. The account of the offer can be read in Password from the Third Floor, a book published earlier this year by Thae Yong Ho. Thae, a member of a prominent North Korean family, defected with his wife and children in 2016, while he was serving as a senior member of the diplomatic staff of the North Korean embassy in London.

Jul 10 16:37

CASINO MOGUL SHELDON ADELSON WANTS TO OPEN UP BUSINESS IN NORTH KOREA

Sheldon Adelson is looking to expand his business to North Korea, the casino mogul himself said during a recent event in Jerusalem. Mr. Adelson, whose net worth is believed to total $43.4 billion as of June 2018, is the founder, Chairman, and CEO of Las Vegas-based gaming and hospitality giant Las Vegas Sands Corp. The company operates multiple integrated resort properties in Las Vegas, Macau, and Singapore, and is eyeing expansion across new markets.

Jul 10 16:31

GERMAN PARLIAMENT REPORT: U.S. PRESENCE IN SYRIA IS ILLEGAL

The Scientific Services of the German Bundestag are the equivalent to the Congressional Research Service in the United States. Members of Parliament can ask the services to give their neutral expert opinions on legal questions and other issues. Opinions by the Scientific Services are held in high regard.

Jul 10 11:57

Andrew Napolitano 'disappointed' in Trump's Supreme Court pick

Fox News legal analyst Andrew Napolitano said Tuesday he's not happy with President Trump's decision to nominate Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, and said the pick is a win for the swamp Trump said he wanted to drain.

"I am disappointed in the president because this is not the type of person that he said he would pick. Justice Gorsuch was," Napolitano said on Fox.

"This person is at the heart and soul of the D.C. establishment against whom the president railed," he added.

Jul 10 09:38

Trump: Helsinki Summit With Putin May Be Easier Than Talks With May

US President Donald Trump said on Tuesday that his upcoming talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki might be easier than a meeting with UK Prime Minister Theresa May.

The remarks come as the US president is heading for a trip, which will include a visit to the United Kingdom, NATO summit and talks with Putin.

"So I have NATO, I have the UK which is in somewhat turmoil, and I have Putin. Frankly, Putin may be the easiest of them all. Who would think? Who would think? But the UK certainly has a, they have a lot of things going on," Trump told reporters.

When asked whether Putin was "a friend or foe," the US president said that he considered him "a competitor."

Jul 10 09:21

Nancy Pelosi Announces Impeachment Plans Should Democrats Take Back the House

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi put a serious damper on left-wing fantasies throughout the nation, announcing that impeaching President Trump is “off the table” should Democrats regain control of the House after the midterm elections.

Now the question becomes, is she being truthful with her intentions or is she simply trying to shut down Democrats who keep harping on it because it’s a losing campaign strategy?

Pelosi cited 2006, the year she and her party gained control of Congress amidst calls for impeachment of President George W. Bush, as an example that she has stood firm against the process unless there’s actually some evidence of wrongdoing.

What they have right now isn’t enough.

“Going into the [2006] election, I said it’s off the table. I didn’t mean it’s off the table if you had some goods. If somebody has information, then we can act upon it,” she said in a Rolling Stone interview. “But from what we know now, it’s off the table.”

Jul 10 08:24

Trump pardons ranchers in case that inspired 2016 occupation of national wildlife refuge in Oregon

Good One! HUZZAH!

President Donald Trump has pardoned two ranchers whose case sparked the armed occupation of a national wildlife refuge in Oregon.

Dwight and Steven Hammond were convicted in 2012 of intentionally and maliciously setting fires on public lands. The arson crime carried a minimum prison sentence of five years, but a sympathetic federal judge, on his last day before retirement, decided the penalty was too stiff and gave the father and son much lighter prison terms.

Jul 10 06:18

COMMUNIST PROPAGANDA: Soften Criticism Of Trump, Beijing Orders State Media

Beijing orders state media to soften criticism of Donald Trump as the US and China tone down their trade war rhetoric

Jul 10 06:05

US Feigns Shock as DPRK Expects Concessions for Disarmament

The DPRK has expressed an interest in actually receiving something in return for coming to the table with the US.

(*They are going to Get Something .

A Good Saddam Hussein-ing !)

Jul 09 18:20

Trump taps federal appeals court Judge Brett Kavanaugh for Supreme Court

President Donald Trump on Monday nominated Brett Kavanaugh, a federal appeals court judge in Washington, to succeed Anthony Kennedy on the Supreme Court.

Trump made the announcement at the White House, where he was joined by Kavanaugh and his family. NBC News broke the story shortly before the president made his choice public.

"What matters is not a judge's personal views but whether they can set aside those views to do what the law and the Constitution require," Trump said in the prime-time announcement in the White House East Room. "I am pleased to say I have found, without doubt, such a person.”

"It is my my honor to announce that I will nominate that I will nominate Justice Brett Kavanaugh to the United States Supreme Court," Trump added.

Jul 09 10:01

On eve of Trump's Supreme Court pick, top Dem suggests sacrificing Senate seats to stop nomination

Just one day before President Trump is set to announce his pick to replace retiring Supreme Court Associate Justice Anthony Kennedy in a primetime address from the White House, a top Democratic senator suggested that stopping the nominee is more important than the upcoming midterm elections.

Jul 09 09:50

America First, Helsinki, And Trump's Existential Threat To The Empire

The major – perhaps only – redeeming virtue of the Donald’s ersatz campaign platform was his clear intent to seek a rapprochement with Russia, revamp America’s commitments to NATO and other cold war relics and to discard "Regime Change" as the core tenant of foreign policy. In essence, "America First" was to become the new route to domestic security and safety.

Those eminently sensible notions struck the Deep State’s raison d’etre to the quick during the campaign; and by hook or crook, the Donald’s rapid fire actions toward these objectives since April have induced a palpable shock in the Imperial City.

Clearly he means to withdraw America’s 29,000 military hostages now stationed in South Korea in return for some sort of peace treaty, economic normalization and denuclearization arrangement with Kim Jong-un.

Jul 09 09:24

US Establishment In Hysterics That Trump-Putin Summit Might Succeed

There are many reasons the bipartisan US establishment hates Trump. His heresies from neoliberal orthodoxies on immigration and trade are prominent. But top among them is his oft-stated intention to improve relations with Russia.

That’s fighting words for the Deep State and its mainstream media arm, for which demonizing Russia and its president Vladimir Putin is an obsession.

Jul 09 09:19

Trump Freezes Billions In Obamacare Payments, Outraging Insurers

The Trump administration halted billions of dollars in payments to health insurers after the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the agency that administers programs under Obamacare, announced on Saturday it was freezing payments to insurers that cover sicker patients, saying a federal court ruling ties its hands. The move brought a sharp response from health insurers warning of market disruptions and even higher costs.

The payments are intended to help stabilize health insurance markets by compensating insurers that had sicker, more expensive enrollees in 2017. The government collects the money from health insurers with relatively healthy enrollees, who cost less to insure.

Jul 09 08:54

Oops! Did Orrin Hatch Just Leak President Trump’s SCOTUS Pick? Here’s The Clue He Just Shared

The internet is buzzing with endless speculation on which nominee Trump will replace retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy with, and liberals are attacking before a nominee has even been named.

But now, it appears U.S. Senator Orrin Hatch (R-UT) may have let Trump’s choice slip accidentally.

In an op-ed for The Deseret News, Hatch used a female pronoun to describe Trump’s pick. This one word may give away that Hatch knows Trump’s pick will be a conservative favorite: Judge Amy Barrett.

Jul 09 08:33

President Trump Slams the “Rigged” Mueller Witch Hunt – a “Democrat Con Job”

President Trump hurled a few insults at the Mueller witch hunt on Sunday morning.

The president posted several tweets attacking Mueller, lovebird Peter Strzok and the 13 angry Democrats that make up special counsel.

President Trump slammed the “ridiculous” Mueller investigation on non-existent Russian collusion.

Jul 09 08:30

The Trump-Kushner Delusion on Palestine

Here’s a shocker: Donald Trump and his Palestine-Israel fixers think they can buy a peaceful and permanent settlement of the 70-year conflict by getting Arab governments to pressure the Palestinians into forgetting the “politicians’ talking points” – you know, superficial things like independence from the routine abuses and indignities of colonial oppression (that’s right; the same trifles Americans celebrated on July 4) – and focusing instead on what really matters: roads, jobs, and money.

In Trumpworld, everyone and everything – including the longing for justice – has a price.

Jul 09 07:27

Don’t fawn over Donald Trump, Mrs May. He will see it as weakness

Previous visits by American presidents have emphasised the historic bonds between the two countries and underlined a continuing closeness of values and interests. This much-delayed visit will stress the many strains in the relationship. There will be no carriage ride down the mall with the Queen or banquet at Buckingham Palace. He will be helicoptered between country residences and well-guarded stately homes. Rather than put the visitor near the British public, huge effort has gone into keeping him as far away from them as possible.

Jul 08 15:08

Trump Had Foreknowledge of 911 In 2000: Morning Joe MSNBC [2015]

Trump had intimate foreknowledge Israel's premeditated attack on 911, including Israeli trained patsy to take the fall for the whole event, Osama Bin Laden, as revealed in Trumps 2000 book, "The America We Deserve."

"One day we're told that a shadowy figure with no fixed address named Osama Bin-Laden is public enemy number one, and U.S. jetfighters lay waste to his camp in Afghanistan... He escapes back under some rock, and a few news cycles later it's on to a new enemy and new crisis."

Donald Trump, January, 2000

Jul 08 13:27

Stumble is still up....so.....

I'm am going to keep stumbling as well as doing this Mix.com thing. It takes about 5 times as long to post a story on Mix. Up to about 100 followers there. Been slow the last week due to the 4th and health matters. Here are the 2 websites. Over 80,000 posts with many thousands of yours from Wrh and all the posters there.
Here are the sites. would be interested in any traffic numbers back to Mix as well as stumbleupon.

https://mix.com/ffranklin92

https://www.stumbleupon.com/stumbler/ffranklin92

Jul 08 13:18

Trump wants to talk to Putin alone ... which should terrify everyone

I'm shakin all over! Not!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-DHEPTarUQs

Donald Trump has demanded that his upcoming summit with Russian leader Vladimir Putin start with a one-on-one meeting. Just Trump, Putin, and presumably at least one translator. Why Trump has demanded this alone time with the “just fine” Putin, is not at all clear. But the possibility that Trump will give away a vital US interest during this meeting is real.

Jul 08 09:45

HOW U.S. INVOLVEMENT IN CENTRAL AMERICA LED TO A BORDER CRISIS

Thousands of Central American refugees and migrants have been coming to the Mexico-U.S. border for almost 40 years – and in spring of 2018, the Trump administration enacted a “zero-tolerance” policy that led to the arrest of any and all refugees and migrants attempting to cross the border into the United States. The most controversial aspect of the policy's enforcement was the forced separation of parents from their children. While much of the conversation has focused on Central Americans escaping violence, there hasn't been much on why there's so much violence in the region to begin with. The story? Almost 200 years of U.S. intervention.

Jul 08 06:13

Book Review - Losing Military Supremacy: The Myopia of American Strategic Planning by Andrei Martyanov

The fact that the US is facing a profound crisis, possibly the worst one in its history, is accepted by most observers, except maybe the most delusional ones.

When speaking of this crisis, most people will mention the deindustrialization, the drop in real income, the lack of well-paid jobs, healthcare, crime, immigration, pollution, education, and a myriad of other contributing factors. But of all the aspects of the “American dream”, the single most resilient one has been the myth of the US military as “the finest fighting force in history”.

Americans have no experience of real warfare (that is warfare in defense of their own land, family and friends) at all. For Americans warfare is killing the other guy in his own country, preferably from afar or above, while making a ton of money in the process. For Russians, warfare is simply about surviving at any and all cost. The difference couldn’t be greater.

Jul 08 05:53

Legitimizing The Occupation: An Occupied Palestine is a Land Without Hope

(*Thankfully Trump had the foreknowledge to Ban Their Travel To The Land Of Hope and Opportunity , which has been getting Greater by the day for the past year and a half !)

Jul 08 05:44

Israel Assaults Palestinians Ahead of the Demolition of West Bank Bedouin Village

Demolition of the village would include the forcible transfer of an indigenous population that was previous forced to leave their homeland during the Nakba. The residents of Khan al-Ahmar, who fled there over 50 years ago, had vowed to never abandon their land again.

(*Face it; it's going to be a s**tshow , until God finishes his business for his chosen ones , who also happen to be Trump's friends .)

Jul 08 05:30

New OPCW Report Demolishes White House Syrian ‘Chemical Attack’ Narrative

A preliminary report published Friday by the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) found no traces of any nerve agent at the site of a suspected chemical attack in the Syrian city of Douma. The OPCW report states this unambiguously as follows:

"No organophosphorous nerve agents or their degradation products were detected in the environmental samples or in the plasma samples taken from alleged casualties.”

Compare the newly published official OPCW findings with the 5-page White House assessment released on April 13th, just days after the alleged attack.>>>

Jul 08 05:05

Mar-A-Lago Seeks Permit To Hire More Foreign Workers:

(*the national memo sourcing Buzzfeed )

Jul 07 10:37

Yemen on Brink of Catastrophe as U.N. Envoy Pushes for Truce: U.S. backing of Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates could be enabling the disaster.

top U.N. diplomat is trying to broker a truce between warring factions in Yemen as aid groups and country experts warn of a brewing humanitarian catastrophe.

Martin Griffiths, the U.N. special envoy for Yemen, is visiting in the capital of Sanaa to mediate between government forces and Houthi rebels, whose three-year war is seen as a proxy for a broader conflict between a U.S.-allied Arab coalition on one side and Iran on the other.

The United Arab Emirates, which backs Yemen’s government alongside Saudi Arabia, has sent forces to the Houthi-held city of Hodeida, whose port supplies the country with 70 percent of its humanitarian and commercial goods.

Aid groups fear that a battle there could make the port inaccessible to the rest of the country, where some 8.4 million people are on the brink of starvation and millions more rely on humanitarian aid.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I sincerely doubt that Martin Griffiths will be allowed to succeed here, in stopping the fighting.

And I say this, because, like the General in the film "Avatar", the US, UAE and Saudi leadership want to create a crater in the memory holes of the Yemeni people so painfully huge, that they never rise up in this manner again, ever.

And if that means genocide through air and ground attacks, starvation, disease, and amputations on toddler's legs from war wounds, with no anaesthesia, terrific! Bring it!

That appears to be your current view of what is, and should be happening, in Yemen, in the eyes of these men, and their military.

But I would like to politely, quietly, and peacefully suggest to the Butcher of Yemen, AKA, Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Salman, the UAE president Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan and to President Trump, the world is watching here.

IF you choose not to allow a negotiated peace here move forward, after all the war crimes you have collectively inflicted on the peole of Yemen over the last 3 years, the world will be condemning outright what you are doing here, and history will remember you all as war criminals, but nothing more.

And to Ivanka Trump and Melania Trump, two very smart women to whom the President does pay attention: please show President Trump the following images of what US enabled Saudi war crimes look like in Yemen; I don't think the rest of his advisors have shown him these images, and I think he needs to see them.

Images: Yemeni children killed by Saudi Bombing Runs

And no, ladies; these images have not been photoshopped to make them appear to be more gruesome than they already are.

Jul 07 09:30

Poisoning Trump-Putin Summit

How convenient! Just as President Donald Trump is about to hold an historic meeting with Russian leader Vladimir Putin, we get a reminder of a “dastardly Kremlin poison plot”.

Trump is due to meet with Putin in Helsinki on July 16 in a full summit, keenly anticipated as perhaps signaling a breakthrough for improved East-West relations. Some observers are even referring to the Helsinki conference as the political event of the year.

What is clear is that Trump's political enemies at home and abroad are acutely vexed by the possibility that the Helsinki meeting with Putin may succeed in repairing badly frayed relations between Washington and Moscow. Surprising as it may seem, there are huge vested interests in maintaining confrontation between the two powers.

Jul 06 10:35

The Pentagon's new mission statement: Neo-colonialism & hegemony unmasked

The US has long sought to deny its hegemonic character while emphasizing its democratic character. It now seems all such pretence has been abandoned.
“False face must hide what the false heart doth know,” Shakespeare writes, in words that for time immemorial should have sat pride of place under the Great Seal of the United States on front of the podium whenever any president, cabinet member, congressman, or indeed any US official proclaimed their country a champion of democracy.

Now, with the US Department of Defense amending the mission statement of the US military from a ‘deter war’ stance to a ‘sustain American influence abroad’ stance all pretense, as mentioned, is over, allowing the country’s political and military elite to bask in the warm glow of hegemony unmasked.

Jul 06 08:34

Tucker: Progressives hate Trump so much, they dislike the US

Jul 06 07:19

'We'll do just fine:' Trump says he might end up in 'good relationship' with Putin

President Trump has lashed out at critics of his decision to meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin, saying that "it's a good thing" to have good relations with all nations, including Russia, and that Putin himself is "fine."

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"I am meeting with President Putin next week and getting along — let me tell you, getting along with Russia and getting along with China and getting along with other countries is a good thing. It's not a bad thing. It's a good thing," Trump told the cheering crowd in Great Falls.

Jul 06 05:09

Netanyahu Is a Fake Supporter of Democracy

(*Whatever Netanyahu lacks in support for Democracy , Trump counters with a genuine , high level support for Zionism .)

Jul 06 04:58

Feeding the Israeli Monster

(*The Unmentioned 2016 Presidential Campaign Promise!)

Jul 05 15:35

Do We have to Worry About President Trump Using the NDAA?

Now since Hillary is not president and Donald J Trump is now the commander-in-chief. He has a lot of laws that were meant to put down the Patriot movement now can be used against the globalist assets. It is not talked about but I can tell you it probably has the globalist scared.

Jul 05 12:43

BREAKING EPA's Scott Pruitt has resigned, Trump Says

Jul 05 10:01

Exclusive: China presses Europe for anti-U.S. alliance on trade

China is putting pressure on the European Union to issue a strong joint statement against President Donald Trump’s trade policies at a summit later this month but is facing resistance, European officials said.

Jul 05 09:42

Trump will tell NATO nations U.S. cannot be the world's piggy bank

“What the president is going to do is go into these meetings with the mindset to protect the American people, stand with our partners and allies - but as he has said many times before America is thought so often to be the world’s piggy bank. And that’s gotta stop,” Gidley told reporters as Trump flew to West Virginia. Trump has pressured some NATO allies to significantly increase military expenditure.

Jul 05 09:38

After One Full Month of Unhinged and Violent Anti-ICE Protests — Trump’s Approval Jumps 10 Points WITH HISPANICS!

Hispanic pollster Lili Valletta from Culturintel told Tucker Carlson on Tuesday that the economy and jobs ranks number one with Hispanic voters and immigration is listed as the fifth most important issue.

Jul 05 09:27

Robert Carter: Jerusalem Embassy Move Beginning for Collapse of US Hegemony over Middle East

British journalist Robert Carter believes that the relocation of the US embassy to Jerusalem al-Quds and the clear American favoritism towards Israel has established the collapse of US hegemony over the Middle East.

Speaking in an exclusive interview with FNA, journalist and political analyst Robert Carter said that the evident favoritism towards Israel practiced by American administration under Donald Trump will cause the US to “lose its ability to easily manipulate and convince Muslim powers to follow American strategies going forward” and consequently will result in the downfall of US hegemony over the Middle East.

Commenting on the Saudi policy towards Israeli-Palestinian conflict and their secret relations with the Zionist regime, Robert Carter added that the Saudis are eager to expand ties with Israel for a number of reasons, one of which he believes is the joint hatred toward Iran.

Jul 05 09:25

US, Saudi use MKO terrorists as tool against Iran

The notorious anti-Iran terrorist group, the Mujahedin Khalq Organization (MKO), which has assassinated thousands of Iranians, receives support from the US and its allies in the region.

The MKO which is said to be a cult which turns humans into obedient robots, turned against Iran since the revolution and has carried out several terrorist attacks killing senior officials in Iran; yet the West, which says cultism is wrong and claims to be against terrorism, supports this terrorist group officially.

Jul 05 08:56

Trump Reportedly Asked Aides About Invading Venezuela

Apparently, President Trump's offhanded remarks about sending tanks to Venezuela were more than just a scare tactic. Trump reportedly asked a group of senior administration officials why the US couldn't simply invade Venezuela during a meeting in the Oval Office, according to the New York Post. The meeting was called to discuss sanctions against members of the Venezuelan regime.

?Trump's suggestion shocked members of his administration who were in the room, including former Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and former national security adviser HR McMaster. Months later, Trump was told by his aides not to mention his invasion suggestion during private dinner with leaders from four Latin American allies on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly. But he did it anyway, surprising members of his staff. Trump also raised the idea with Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos.

Jul 05 08:47

Trump's New 'Favorite': Why US-Italian Rapprochement Gets on France's Nerves

Washington's rapprochement with Italy apparently gets on Paris's nerves, Dr. Germano Dottori, a professor of strategic studies at Luiss University in Rome, told Sputnik, adding that the new Italian government is reshuffling the balance of power in the Mediterranean.

The Franco-Italian row was prompted by a shift in Rome's foreign policy after the euroskeptics' win, Dr. Germano Dottori, a professor of strategic studies at Luiss University in Rome, opined, suggesting that Italy is emerging as Donald Trump's new favorite in Europe.

According to the academic, a new foreign strategy adopted by the Italian government led by Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte contradicts Paris's interests. He recalled that at a recent G7 summit, Conte made a symbolic gesture by endorsing Donald Trump's idea of re-admitting Russia into the G7.

Jul 05 07:54

Frank : "Trump won because Clinton and the Democrats dismissed the concerns of working people"

Jul 05 07:52

Report: FBI Tried Again and Again to Set Trump Up With Russia

An extraordinary new report from Real Clear Investigations demonstrates the lengths to which the FBI, the Clinton crime syndicate, and other Western intelligence agents went to try and frame the Trump campaign in the early months of 2016.

Any rational-minded person would look at these efforts, compare them to the eventual Trump/Russia collusion conspiracy, and come to one simple determination:

The only reason anyone on the Trump campaign had ANYTHING to do with Russia was because the American political establishment saw to it that they did.

This was a set-up from Day One, and everything we’ve seen since has been the fruit of that initial entrapment. This looks so terrible that we’re no longer sure what’s more important to Robert Mueller: Nailing Trump on one of these phony charges or covering up for the crimes of Trump’s enemies.

Jul 05 04:03

Donald Trump And The U.S. Piggy Bank

Justifying his imposition of tariffs on major U.S. trading partners, including Canada, Donald Trump angrily pointed to the rest of the world: "The United States has been taken advantage of for decades and decades… we're like the piggy bank that everybody is robbing and that ends."

It is hard to see how other countries have been robbing the American piggy bank and taking its savings. In fact, the U.S. takes in savings from other nations: it must borrow to make payments on what it owes abroad.

It is hard to see how other countries have been robbing the American piggy bank and taking its savings. In fact, the U.S. takes in savings from other nations it must borrow to make payments on what it owes abroad.

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Jul 05 03:46

Iran Accuses US of Anchoring Chemical Weapons-Laden Ship in the Region

Multiple Russian and Middle East news sources are reporting new accusations by the Iranian military that a US ship carrying chemical weapons has recently anchored in the Persian Gulf and in engaged in a “dangerous plot”, though not naming the particular “Gulf state” territorial waters at which the ship docked.

The accusation comes just as a major seven week US military exercise, Operation Nautical Horizon, has concluded in the Persian Gulf which involved the same military transport ship that decommissioned Syria’s declared chemical weapons stockpiles.

Iran’s Press TV reported that senior Iranian military spokesman Brigadier General Abolfazl Shekarchi said the US Navy’s MV Cape Ray vessel had docked at the coast of one of the Persian Gulf Arab countries after recently being escorted into the region by an American warship, and implied further that chemicals carried by the ship could be transferred to US-backed groups in Syria

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Jul 04 10:38

UN Report Blames Trump for “Poverty in US” …Using Data From the Obama Years

The United Nations released a report earlier this month blaming President Trump for poverty in the US.

They used data from the Obama years.

Jul 04 10:06

Meyssan: What Donald Trump Is Preparing

In 1916, during the First World War, Lenin analysed the reasons which led to the confrontation between the empires of his time. He wrote – Imperialism, the Highest Stage of Capitalism. In this book, he clarified his analysis – « Imperialism is capitalism which has arrived at a stage of its development where domination by monopolies and financial capital has been confirmed, where the export of capital has acquired major importance, where the sharing of the world between international trusts has begun, and where the sharing of all the territories of the globe between the greatest capitalist countries has been achieved ».

Jul 04 08:59

Klayman Supports Barrett for SCOTUS Seat, Says Democrats Are "Trying to Smear Her"

Judicial Watch founder and conservative former federal prosecutor Larry Klayman supports Chicago Circuit Court Judge Amy Coney Barrett to fill a soon-to-be vacated Supreme Court seat — but thinks Democrats are “already trying to smear her.”

In remarks Tuesday on Newsmax TV’s “Newsmax Now,” Klayman said he likes that Barrett — reportedly one of President Donald Trump’s leading contenders for nomination — is not a graduate of either Harvard or Yale law schools.

“From what I’ve read about her, I like Judge Barrett,” Klayman said. “She's obviously a woman. That’s good. Politically it’s going to be hard for the Democrats to have much objection to her. But they’re already trying to smear her” over her Catholic faith.

“She also has the right credentials, and I like the fact that she went to the University of Notre Dame Law School instead of Harvard or Yale…. [which] are very leftist.”

Jul 04 08:42

Palestinian factions: PA sanctions on Gaza part of ‘deal of the century’

Sanctions being placed on the Gaza Strip by the Palestinian Authority are part of efforts to force Palestinians to accept America’s “deal of the century”, Al-Resalah newspaper reported local factions saying yesterday.

Hamas official Ismail Ridwan said that the PA “is demanded to meet the Palestinians’ humanitarian needs and lift the oppressive measures imposed on the Gaza Strip which come in line with the ‘deal of the century’.”

Meanwhile, Talal Abu-Zarifa, member of the political bureau of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP), said the PA sanctions “undermine” the “Great March of Return”.

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