UK Parliament Attack

Update 5:  ‘A guy ran past me and stabbed cop with big knife

Update 4: Sky News confirms 2 dead in attack.

Update 3: Attack comes exactly 1 year after Brussels attack.

Update 2: Statement from mayor of London.

Update 1:  Video from the scene (showing injured people).

One woman is confirmed dead.  As of now it is possible that there were two attackers, one who drove a large vehicle into a crowd and seriously injured about 10 people, and a second who stabbed a police officer and was shot by other officers.  It is of course possible it was one man who drove the vehicle, got out and then was shot.  We are waiting for more clarification.

There also is unconfirmed information that the incident was warned about in a 4chan internet post from yesterday.  Unconfirmed.

Trump’s National Security Advisor is a Russian Spy

The first major scandal of the Trump administration is here. Some may argue that the immigration ban debacle was really the first scandal. That, arguably, is a legal fight. This, however, is a pure scandal with clear corruption, dishonesty and likely spying on the U.S. on behalf of a foreign government. Treason?

National security adviser Michael Flynn privately discussed U.S. sanctions against Russia with that country’s ambassador to the United States during the month before President Trump took office, contrary to public assertions by Trump officials, current and former U.S. officials said.

It all started when Trump’s national security adviser, Michael Flynn, had several phone calls with the Russian ambassador before Trump took office. When Flynn was asked if he talked to the ambassador about the sanctions against Russia, he lied through his teeth and said no. Vice President Pence then went on record saying they did not talk about the sanctions.

This week somebody in the intelligence community obviously approached Flynn and told him he was a lying sack of shit. Told him that they knew he talked to the Russian ambassador about Russian sanctions. Told him there was a transcript of his call with the Russian ambassador. Told him he can’t deny it any longer.

 Federal officials who have read the transcript of the call were surprised by Mr. Flynn’s comments, since he would have known that American eavesdroppers closely monitor such calls. They were even more surprised that Mr. Trump’s team publicly denied that the topics of conversation included sanctions.

After that conversation, Flynn started to backtrack, saying he couldn’t “remember” if he talked about the Russians sanctions. He couldn’t be “certain” the topic never came up when he talked repeatedly with the Russian ambassador.  What do you think?

Now Vice President Pence is angry that he stood up for Flynn’s lies.  Pence says “it’s a problem” that Flynn talked about the sanctions to the Russian ambassador even though Flynn originally said he did not talk about the sanctions.  It’s a problem that Pence believed him and stood up for him, even though Flynn was lying and was more interested in helping the Russian government than his own government.

Congressman Eric Swalwell has called for Flynn to be suspended, and Congressman Adam Schiff has called for Flynn to be fired.

Moscow Mike Flynn, the Russian spy Trump put in as the United States National Security advisor, a paid-for shill on the Russian propaganda channel “RT,” and who sat next to Putin at an RT event, who faced consistent concerns that he is just a Russian agent, is Trump’s first scandal.  And everyone, except for Trump, saw it coming.

While Twitter Twat Trump Squawks, the World Laughs

The president continues with his twitter rampage.  Meanwhile, the rest of the world laughs at his stupidity and empty headed rhetoric that is backed by nothing of substance.

Recently, Trump sent his secretary of defense, General Mattis to Japan to affirm the U.S.’s commitment to guarding some islands within the territorial waters of Japan from big bad China.  Right after the visit, China sailed three warships by the islands.  Message: Trump is all bark and no bit. All hat and no cattle.  Big talk and no walk.  Don’t forget though, President Bannon predicted  that the U.S. will be at war with China sooner rather than later.  With a Chinese standing army of 1.6 million (conservative estimate), President Twat better dust off the old military draft.

Then we learn that as Trump tweets away at all hours of the day, Venezuela and Russia quietly cemented their relationship.  I suppose the president was to busy picking out his golden drapes for the Oval Office to be bothered by Russia building relationships in our backyard.

Meanwhile, Trump spent a big part of his first weeks in office sucking up to the U.K. during the British prime minister’s visit to Washington, and talking up the “special” relationship between the U.K. and the U.S.  So special in fact that if Trump tried to speak in front of the British parliament, he would be blocked and muzzled like the rabid dog that he is.

Sad!

Donald’s First Military Raid a Failure

Recent reports say that Donald’s first military raid got a Navy Seal and 8-year-old American child killed along with 30 other civilians.  We also learned that Obama sat on the suggested raid for months because he was not sure the intelligence was good enough or that the raid was well-enough planned.  He also thought it was way too risky.

But Fat Fingered Don was anxious to show the world how tough he was and almost instantly ordered the attack, which was less than successful.  Now we learn that Don was too busy tweeting to even bother being in the Situation Room to monitor how the very serious and risky military operation was going–an operation he ordered directly.

Amid claims that Mr Trump ordered the operation in the early hours of Sunday morning without sufficient intelligence, ground support or back-up, it has emerged that the President was not in the Situation Room at all.

I’m sure there will be multiple Congressional investigations into this failed military operation that got innocent people and American military personnel needlessly killed.

Trump Draft Executive Order Deletes Easy Visa Process for Visitors from Close Allies

The headline was that Trump may be proposing a “Muslim ban” on refugees from certain countries.  The draft order, however, would also suspend “the Visa Interview Waiver Program — a system under which people renewing some kinds of US visas, or children or the elderly do not need to appear in person for an interview.”

That means that our friends from New Zealand and Australia, among others, would no longer be given easy access to visitor’s visas, and could even be subject to interrogation:

. . . . the suspension of the Visa Interview Waiver Programme would make life more difficult for some New Zealanders who did have work or other visas for the US — meaning they would no longer be able to renew them electronically or by mail and would instead have to travel to the US consulate in Auckland for an interview.

Some of our friends from Australia are not taking this easily:

Russia Lies About Coordination with US in Syria

It is not much of a surprise but Russia falsely claims it conducted a joint combat mission with US planes in Syria. The US military just denied the claim and added it was unaware of any “coalition” member working with Russia over airstrikes.

Russia may be looking for cover after months of what appears at times to be indiscriminate bombing of civilians in Syria.

“The Department of Defense is not coordinating airstrikes with the Russian military in Syria,” said spokesman Eric Pahon, who added that he was not aware of any coalition member aiding Russia in this instance.

Some are going so far as to claim that Russia has killed more civilians in Syria than ISIS.  Which isn’t hard to believe.

San Bernardino: Another Saudi Arabia Terrorist Attack

15 of the 19 9/11 hijackers were from Saudi Arabia.  28 pages of the 9/11 commission report regarding Saudi Arabia’s links to the attack were redacted and have never been made public.  This is probably because the Saudis likely financed most of the attack–a fact that would not look good for American leaders who enjoy a cozy relationship with the House of Saud.  After all, Osama Bin Ladin was a wealthy Saudi man who decided to murder innocent Americans.

20150119tu-Diplomacy-US-President-George-W-Bush-holds-hand-with-king-saudi-arabia-6446422Saudi Arabia, of course, was never held responsible for their terrorist activity in connection with 9/11.  I am sure their cozy relationship with the Bush family has nothing to do with any of it.

With the recent attacks in San Bernardino, we learn that terrorist Tashfeen Malik was radicalized in–you guessed it–Saudi Arabia.  This time around, some are calling for the Saudis to be held accountable for their documented funding of terrorists who are obsessed with killing Americans.  With Obama being nearly as cozy with the Saudis as Bush, however, I will not hold my breath.

Perhaps we can ask the UN human rights council, headed by human rights leaders in Saudi Arabia, to investigate.