WikiLeaks Humiliates Bill Clinton On Twitter After Catching Him In Shameless Lie

January 16, 2018 Leave a comment

WikiLeaks dropped a bomb on Bill Clinton after catching the former president spreading a shameless lie on Twitter about how the Clinton Foundation spent the billions of dollars donated to their Haiti relief fund.

Bill Clinton isn’t a regular Twitter user, but he used his verified account to lash out at reports claiming Chelsea Clinton’s wedding was paid for with $3 million taken from the Clinton Foundation’s Haiti fund.

Bill Clinton tweeted:

No Clinton Foundation funds—dedicated to Haiti or otherwise—were used to pay for Chelsea’s wedding. It’s not only untrue, it’s a personal insult to me, to Hillary, and to Chelsea and Marc.”

Clinton also attached an article by a Washington Post ‘fact checker’ titled, “Did The Clinton Foundation Pay For Chelsea’s Wedding?”

That’s when WikiLeaks decided to step in and humiliate Bill Clinton in public.

By reminding the world that they have proof the Clintons did in fact pay for Chelsea’s wedding with money taken from the Clinton Foundation’s Haiti relief fund, WikiLeaks gave Slick Willy the public beat down he deserves.

Shameless Bill Clinton isn’t known for his honesty, but he must have forgotten that WikiLeaks have the proof about Chelsea’s wedding in black and white. Surely he didn’t think he could get away with this whopper?

To ram the point home, WikiLeaks linked back to a document contained in one of John Podesta’s emails from top Clinton aide Doug Band:

Checkmate WikiLeaks. It is right there in black and white.

Bill Clinton dipped into the Clinton Foundation’s Haiti fund to pay for his daughter’s wedding, he lied about it, and he got caught. Some things don’t change.

Unsurprisingly, Slick Willy did not respond to WikiLeaks. He knows when he’s beaten.

James Wood said it best.

 

Putin: New World Order Using Internet To Control Humanity

January 16, 2018 Leave a comment

Russian President Vladimir Putin says the New World Order has “corrupted” the “ideals of the internet“, turning it into a “global prison” with “surveillance eyes on everybody“, while announcing that Russia is launching a new ‘independent Internet’ that will be free from the shackles of the New World Order.

What was once a tool of freedom for the individual [the Internet] has slowly been twisted into a tool of oppression and, in essence, a very modern form of slavery,” Putin said.

Putin and the Security Council are developing the new Internet initially for BRICS nations, which will be totally independent of global elite corporations and governments and will continue to work in the event of global internet outages.

The new initiative was brought forward at the October meeting of the Security Council, with Putin setting a deadline of August 1, 2018.

It is believed the new independent Internet will be free from censorship, with the likes of Google and Facebook barred from monopolising key functions such as search results and social media communications.

RT reports: While discussing the issue, members of the council noted that “the increased capabilities of western nations to conduct offensive operations in the informational space as well as the increased readiness to exercise these capabilities pose a serious threat to Russia’s security.”

They decided that the problem should be addressed by creating a separate backup system of Domain Name Servers (DNS), which would not be subject to control by international organizations. This system would be used by countries of the BRICS bloc – Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa.

The issue of excessive dependency on global DNS has previously been addressed by Russia. In 2014, the Russian Communications Ministry conducted a major exercise in which it simulated the “switching off” of global internet services and used a Russian backup system to successfully support web operations inside the country.

However, when reporters asked Vladimir Putin’s Press Secretary Dmitry Peskov if the country’s authorities had been considering disconnecting from the global internet in 2014, Peskov dismissed

“Russia’s disconnection from the global internet is of course out of the question,” Peskov told the Interfax news agency.

However, the official also emphasized that “recently, a fair share of unpredictability is present in the actions of our partners both in the US and the EU, and we [Russia] must be prepared for any turn of events.”

Detective Who Linked Podestas To Madeleine McCann’s Disappearance Found Dead

January 16, 2018 Leave a comment

The blood-soaked body of a private detective who linked John and Tony Podesta to the disappearance of Madeleine McCann has been found at a mansion in Surrey, England.

Mystery surrounds the death of Washington D.C. based Kevin Halligen, 56, who presented himself as a ‘cloak-and-dagger, James Bond-style spy’ who took on the most difficult cases. Surrey Police confirmed Saturday that a probe has been launched into his death.

FOUL PLAY SUSPECTED

Kevin Halligen took over the private investigation into the Madeleine McCann case in May 2008 and was responsible for linking John and Tony Podesta to the disappearance of the 3-year-old girl in Portugal, sparking frenzied speculation that the brothers, both high-level Democratic Party operatives, were responsible for her murder.

The 56-year-old detective and his partner Henri Exton were responsible for the two e-fit sketches, that were released in the search for the Madeline McCann abductor(s), and which bore more than a passing resemblance to John and Tony Podesta.

The e-fit sketches released by Metropolitan police, which bore a striking resemblance to John and Tony Podesta.

Kevin Halligen’s investigative work into the disappearance of Madeleine McCann revealed that one of the men pictured in the e-fit sketches was seen carrying a young child that resembled the 3-year-old child on a beach in Praia da Luz, Portugal, a popular beach holiday location where Halligen also proved the Podesta brothers were holidaying at the time.

HALLIGAN HAD ‘DIRT’ ON THE PODESTAS

Mainstream media attempted to convince everyone that it was a co-incidence. However the 56-year-old private detective knew more about the Podesta brothers and their secrets than many initially assumed. The British investigator was D.C. based, and worked for Oakley International, an intelligence operation that considered the Podesta Group to be its natural enemy.

Oakley International was based out of 2550 M Street, NW, Washington, DC. This address is also the office of Patton Boggs, Washington’s most politically-connected law firm and lobbyist organization. When Halligan first moved to D.C. in 2005, he hired Patton Boggs to help set up his new business.

Through his close connection with Patton Boggs, Kevin Halligen was more than familiar with The Podesta Group. They are closely connected. Tony Podesta has gone on record on multiple occasions praising Tommy Boggs of Patton Boggs: “He’s a brilliant guy who invented what a lot of us do.” 

Nick Allard, Patton Boggs co-chairman also returns the praise for Tony Podesta: “Tony and his group are the right people at the right time in the right place…Tom Boggs invented the lawyer-lobbyist model and Tony perfected it. They are probably the two giants of the modern practice. There is no one else in the same zip code.

So there is no question Halligen knew about the Podestas and their reputation. Why did he link them to Madeleine McCann’s disappearance in Portugal? What dirt did Halligan have on the two powerful Democratic operatives?

Why did Kevin Halligen, hired by the McCann’s to investigate their daughter’s disappearance, produce e-fits closely resembling (beyond reasonable doubt) his client’s (Patton Boggs) biggest rivals?

Who persuaded – and why – Gerry and Kate McCann to put their faith in a random Washington DC-based private detective, and pay him $500,000, after he reached out to them telling them he could find their daughter?

Halligen was found at the home of his long-term girlfriend, which is among the private Henley Park gated community (pictured) in Guildford, Surrey.

And why was Gerry McCann pictured laughing and joking his way around Washington D.C., in July 2007 (less than three months after his daughter Madeleine disappeared), lobbying statesmen on child trafficking, kissing Laura Bush’s dog, and generally enjoying the limelight?

Kevin Halligen’s blood-soaked death in Surrey, England this week stinks to high heaven. The man who linked the Podestas to the disappearance of Madeleine McCann appears to have paid the ultimate price for something he did during his 56 years on this earth. Many believe linking the powerful Podestas to the disappearance of the 3-year-old was the moment he signed his death warrant.

Bill Clinton Denies That Clinton Foundation Funds For Haiti Paid For Chelsea’s Wedding

January 16, 2018 Leave a comment

Former President Bill Clinton has denied accusations that the Clinton Foundation used donations for Haiti to pay for his daughter Chelsea’s wedding to investment banker Marc Mezvinsky in 2010.

On Saturday Clinton took to twitter to deny the allegation which first surfaced the day before the 2016 presidential : “No Clinton Foundation funds — dedicated to Haiti or otherwise —were used to pay for Chelsea’s wedding, It’s not only untrue, it’s a personal insult to me, to Hillary, and to Chelsea and Marc.”

 

 

The allegation emerged in November of 2016, after WikiLeaks published an email exchange between a former Bill Clinton aide and Hillary Clinton’s campaign chairman, John Podesta, dating back to January 2012.

Lest we forget, Clinton once claimed: “I did not have sexual relations with that woman” regarding the sexual relationship he had with Monica Lewinsky betweenn 1995 to 1997

The Mail Online reports: The allegation re-emerged this week after Bill, Hillary and Chelsea tweeted reactions to Trump’s reported remarks about ‘sh**hole countries,’ that referenced Haiti, among other nations.

‘The anniversary of the devastating earthquake 8 years ago is a day to remember the tragedy, honor the resilient people of Haiti, & affirm America’s commitment to helping our neighbors,’ Hillary tweeted. ‘Instead, we’re subjected to Trump’s ignorant, racist views of anyone who doesn’t look like him.’

Chelsea tweeted: ‘Mr. President, immigrants from El Salvador, Haiti and the 54 countries in Africa likely helped build your buildings. They’ve certainly helped build our country.’

The allegation was returned to the public discourse on Saturday when Tom Fitton, president of the conservative watchdog group Judicial Watch, responded to the Clinton family tweets during a segment on Fox News.

The original information came from emails that WikiLeaks published on November 6, 2016.

In several emails, Doug Band, a former top aide to president Bill Clinton and a former Clinton Global Initiative board member, complains about Chelsea Clinton (writing ‘cvc’ for Chelsea Victoria Clinton).

In one email, dated January 1, 2012, Band emails John Podesta, Chairman of the 2016 Hillary Clinton presidential campaign, and says Chelsea Clinton was conducting an internal investigation into CGI and the Clinton Foundation, which posed a conflict of interest.

Clinton family tweets disdain after President Trump’s ‘sh**thole countries’ remarks 

Hillary took her own shot at POTUS for the comments he made on Thursday. The tweets seemed to have spurned renewed interest in the discussion of Chelsea’s wedding 

It is unclear why Chelsea Clinton was investigating her family’s foundation and its dealings with money.

But the emails appear to reveal that Chelsea Clinton told one of former president George W Bush’s daughters about the investigation, which put the information into the hands of the GOP – what Band referred to as a ‘conflict of interest’.

It is not known which daughter Chelsea told this information to or why she disclosed that she was conducting the internal investigation.

The email from Band reads: ‘I just received a call from a close friend of (William Jefferson Clinton) who said that cvc told one of the (George W Bush) kids that she is conducting an internal investigation of money within the foundation from cgi to the foundation.

‘The bush kid then told someone else who then told an operative within the republican party.

‘I have heard more and more chatter of cvc and (Bari Lurie, chief of staff to Chelsea Clinton at the Clinton Foundation) talking about lots of what is going on internally to people. Not smart,’ he wrote.

Podesta replied calling his comments an ‘understatement’.

Band replies: ‘I learned from the best. The investigation into her getting paid for campaigning, using foundation resources for her wedding and life for a decade, taxes on money from her parents …

‘I hope that you will speak to her and end this. Once we go down this road….,’ Band wrote ominously.

 

Protesters Burn Netanyahu Effigy in Indian Capital Ahead Of His ‘Historic’ Visit

January 16, 2018 Leave a comment

Protesters took to the streets of the Indian capital on Saturday to denounce Benjamin Netanyahu’s “historic” visit to the country

The Israeli PM’s visit is the first by an Israeli leader in 15 years but the protestors wanted him to go back home before he had even arrived

Protesters with placards and flags took part in the rally before burning and effigy which was covered with pictures of Netanyahu. It was also reported that around 1,000 villages across the country held similar protests.

RT reports:

A group of men gathered in New Delhi on Saturday holding placards and banners with crossed-out images of the Israeli prime minister that read “Go back, Netanyahu” in English and Hindu. As the crowd shouted anti-Israeli slogans, a man in the front held a burning effigy, with pictures of the Israeli flag and Netanyahu attached to it, as seen in footage from Ruptly.

Netanyahu landed at the New Delhi airport Sunday in “a historic and special visit,” Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi said. The leaders hope to strengthen ties between the two countries during the six-day visit, with deals on cybersecurity, energy, and space cooperation expected to be signed.

The visit also comes weeks after India, along with 127 other countries, joined a UN General Assembly call for the Donald Trump administration to drop its decision on recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. The Israeli ambassador to India, however, said the vote would not affect bilateral relations, which are “much stronger than one vote at the UN.”

The US’ Jerusalem move generated shockwaves across the world, with violent protests erupting beyond the Middle East and a wave of criticism against Washington.

US Plan To Create Kurdish Dominated ‘Border Security Force’ In Syria

January 16, 2018 Leave a comment

The coalition led by the United States is planning to create a “Border Security Force” in Syria using up to 30,000 personnel dominated by Kurdish SDF militias.

Turkey, which is already angry over Washington’s strong support for Kurdish-dominated forces in Syria, has branded the move as “unacceptable”

The border force will be stationed along Kurdish-controlled parts of the Syrian border with Iraq and Turkey, as well as along the Euphrates River valley.

The plan to establish the “Border Security Force” has also been condemned by Russian officials, who claim that Washington is pursuing shadowy goals in the region.

Training for over 200 recruits is already underway

Press TV reports: A top Turkish official, speaking on condition of anonymity, told Reuters on Sunday that the main reason behind summoning Philip Kosnett, the American charge d‘affaires in Ankara, last week was in fact Washington’s training of the new “Border Security Force” (BSF) within Syria, a move that was denounced by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s spokesman, who called it “worrying.”

The force, whose inaugural class is presently being trained, would be dispatched to the borders of the area controlled by the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), which is an alliance of militias in northern and eastern Syria largely dominated by the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG).

Ankara views the YPG as the Syrian branch of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), which has been fighting for an autonomous region inside Turkey since 1984.

The United States’ military support for the militia first began under the administration of US President Donald Trump’s predecessor, Barack Obama, which provided the SDF with weapons and training.

Earlier this week, President Erdogan once again said his country was to continue its military operation in northern Syria to keep Kurdish militants away from Turkish borders.

The Reuters report also said the US-led coalition’s Public Affairs Office had sent an email to the news agency, confirming the details of the new force, which had also been reported earlier by The Defense Post. It said, further citing the email, that the SDF veterans would constitute around half of the would-be force and recruitment for the other half was under way.

The force would be deployed along the border with Turkey to the north, the Iraqi border to the southeast, and also along the Euphrates River Valley, which practically serves as the dividing line separating the SDF and the Syrian government, the report added.

The US “is taking worrying steps to legitimize this organization and make it lasting in the region,” said Erdogan’s spokesman, Ibrahim Kalin, adding, “It is absolutely not possible for this to be accepted.”

He also warned that his respective country would “continue its fight against any terrorist organization regardless of its name and shape within and outside its borders.”

The US-led coalition also claimed that the BSF would operate under the SDF command and some 230 individuals were currently undertaking training in its inaugural class.

Back in 2014, the US launched a so-called campaign against the Daesh Takfiri terrorist group together with a coalition of its allies. The military alliance has done little in the fight against the terrorists, and has instead been repeatedly accused of targeting and killing civilians and hampering Syrian government operations against Takfiri terrorists.

The Syrian government has in many occasions said the coalition has not gained any approval from Damascus to conduct its operations in the Arab country. Syria calls the coalition “an illegal occupation force” and its SDF allies as “traitors.”

Is This the Real ‘F-52’ Fighter?

January 16, 2018 Leave a comment

President Donald Trump recently told reporters that the United States had delivered the F-52 to Norway. The statement was obviously a mistake; there is no such thing as an F-52 yet. The aircraft only exists in the context of a video game called “Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare”—however, there was once a real world concept that looks similar to the fiction jet.

“In November we started delivering the first F-52s and F-35 fighter jets,” Trump said. “We have a total of 52 and they’ve delivered a number of them already a little ahead of schedule.”

The aircraft that appears in Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare is clearly based on early 1990s-era Lockheed Martin concepts for the Naval Advanced Tactical Fighter and the later A/F-X—both of which were based on the YF-22 demonstrator aircraft that eventually became the F-22 Raptor.

Congress had mandated that the Advanced Tactical Fighter program—which resulted in the F-22—be a joint effort between the Air Force and the Navy. Even though the service had dropped out of the ATF program, the U.S. Navy still had a vote on which aircraft would be selected for what became the Raptor program. The Navy’s choice was the naval variant of the YF-22 design, which looked like bizarre hybrid of a Raptor and F-14 Tomcat with variable geometry wings.

“The team, working hard on every detail of our NATF [Naval Advanced Tactical Fighter] design in late 1989 and early 1990, produced a very stealthy swing-wing fighter that could supercruise. It was very suitable for carrier operations,” according to Sherm Mullin, the Lockheed Skunk Works lead for the ATF program. “The Navy still got a vote in the ATF competition, and, as we found out later for certain, it cast it for our F-22 team.”

The Navy was not fond of the naval derivative of the YF-23, which had a canard configuration the service found less than appealing. In fact, because the Navy’s reaction was so favorable, Lockheed later pitched a modified version of its NATF proposal for the ill-fated AF-X project that the Navy was ultimately forced to cancel in favor of the Joint Strike Fighter program. Some Navy officials are bitter about that fact to this day.

However, if one were to look at the proposed naval version of the F-22 or the proposed AF-X, the resemblance to the F-52 is remarkable. Clearly, the game designers based the fictional aircraft on the old Lockheed concept designs.

There might one day be an F-52, but technology has advanced a long way since the days of the YF-22 and YF-23. Thus, tomorrow’s aircraft will look very different from today’s planes. Mostly likely, given current trends, engineers will have to adopt a flying wing configuration without protruding tail surfaces for the sake of advanced stealth. But certainly, a future F-52 will not resemble is fictional counterpart.

Dave Majumdar is the defense editor for The National Interest. You can follow him on Twitter: @davemajumdar.

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