US Diplomatic Sabotage of Russian Peace Efforts Produces Dual, Simultaneous “Peace Conferences”

[US/UN fronting parallel “peace conference” occuring simultaneously with Putin’s Sochi conference, with the clear intention of derailing Putin’s efforts and sabotaging any real chance for peace in Syria ( U.N. mediator invites Syrian negotiators to Vienna talks next week).]

Preparations for Syrian National Dialogue Congress in Sochi reviewed

Moscow, SANA_ Russian President, Vladimir Putin, discussed with members of the Russian Security Council the preparations for the Syrian National Dialogue Congress scheduled to be held in Sochi on January 29-30 .

 

Russia Today website on Friday quoted the Kremlin Spokesman, Dmitry Peskov, as saying that the meeting between Putin and the permanent members of the Council reviewed the efforts of the political settlement of crisis in Syria and a number of issues related to preparation for the Syrian National Dialogue Congress in Sochi.

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US SECDEF Issues Blunt Warning…”Work with our diplomats or deal with US Military.”

‘Work with our diplomats or deal with US military’ Mattis warns, unveiling new defense strategy

‘Work with our diplomats or deal with US military’ Mattis warns, unveiling new defense strategy
The US will counter any “threat to America’s democracy experiment” in the world, if necessary with military force, the Pentagon chief threatened. Jim Mattis said Russia and China are potential adversaries for the US.

Unveiling the Trump administration’s new National Defense Strategy, Mattis said the main focus for US defense was competition with resurgent powers Russia and China which, he said, want to impose an authoritarian model of government on other nations.

“We are facing increased global disorder, characterized by decline in the long-standing rules-based international order—creating a security environment more complex and volatile than any we have experienced in recent memory. Inter-state strategic competition, not terrorism, is now the primary concern in US national security,” says the summary of the new NDS published simultaneously.

The strategy says that the combination of “a robust constellation of allies and partners” and “a more lethal, resilient, and rapidly innovating Joint Force” will help sustain American influence.

He said that ISIS has been defeated, but “violent extremist organizations” including Hezbollah and Al-Qaeda continue to be a threat to America and a matter of concern for the Department of Defense.

But the most damage was done to the US military over the past 16 years not by an adversary but by the defense spending cuts and lack of predictability of the defense budget. He called on US lawmakers to address that problem

Latest Pope Got Beaned In the Head During Santiago Protest, After Accusing Sex Abuse Victims of “Slander”

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Pope Francis accuses sex abuse victims of slander

 

Pope Francis on Thursday accused clerical sex abuse victims in Chile of slander — just days after meeting with survivors and asking for forgiveness, according to reports.

The shocking assertion came while he was speaking to reporters in Iquique about Bishop Juan Barros, who has been accused of covering up sex crimes committed by Rev. Fernando Karadima, the nation’s most notorious pedophile.

“There is not one shred of proof against him. It’s all calumny,” Francis said in defense of Barros.

“The day they bring me proof against Bishop Barros, I’ll speak,” he added.

The comments left reporters and residents stunned, especially since the pope’s trip to Chile was meant to help change local opinions on the Catholic church following the Karadima scandal and other abuse cases involving church officials.

“In the typical Chilean family, parents (now) think twice before sending their kids to Catholic school because you never know what is going to happen,” explained Patricio Navia, political science professor at Diego Portales University in Santiago.

She told the Associated Press that up until Thursday, the pope had been making headway in his fight to change the public’s opinion on the church.

“Then right before leaving, Francis turns around and says: ‘By the way, I don’t think Barros is guilty. Show me some proof,’” Navia griped.

On Tuesday, Francis sat down with victims of clerical sex abuse and openly wept with them — asking forgiveness for the “irreparable damage” they suffered over the years, according to reports.

It’s unclear if any of the people he met with were abused by Father Karadima.

The Chilean priest was found guilty of sexually abusing minors and sentenced to a “life of prayer and penitence” away from the church in 2011. Criminal charges could not be brought, though, due to the statute of limitations.

While Karadima’s victims were deemed credible by the Vatican, Francis apparently felt the need to change course on Thursday.

“He has just turned back the clock to the darkest days of this crisis,” said Anne Barrett Doyle, of the website BishopAccountability.org, which documents abuses in the Catholic Church.

“Who knows how many victims now will decide to stay hidden, for fear they will not be believed?”

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Pope Francis was hit by an object from the crowds Pope Francis The Pope hit by a projectile in Chile

The object thrown at the Pope appeared to be a hat

 

Trump’s Zionist-Sikh, Turned Christian, U.N. Rep Nimrata Randhawa, a.k.a., Nikki Haley

[Born into a Sikh expatriate family in Canada, she allegedly converted to Christianity (SEE: From Sikh to Christian: “Why I Don’t Believe In Nikki Haley’s ‘Conversion'”).]

Haley takes her orders from Adelson, Kushner, and pro-Israeli Sikh clerics

U.S. ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley is taking her cues on U.S. Middle East policy from casino magnate Sheldon Adelson, Donald Trump’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner, and pro-Israeli Sikhs clerics. Haley, an Indian-American whose Sikh parents were born in India, considers herself a Christian, but practices a hybrid religion, one in which she also attends Sikh religious services.

Revelations from Michael Wolff’s tell-all book about the Trump administration, “Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House,” describe the influence Adelson, Kushner, as well as Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, have over Trump’s Middle East policy. This has resulted in the United States casting aside 70 years of policy on the status of Jerusalem by recognizing the city, holy to three religions, as the capital of the Zionist state, and moving the U.S. embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

America’s Israeli-controlled policy has also resulted in increased economic sanctions on Iran, an unsuccessful and rejected attempt by Haley to have the UN Security Council intervene on anti-government demonstrations in Iran, cutting U.S. contributions to the Palestinian Authority and the UN Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) in Palestine, continued support for jihadist rebel elements in Syria, severing security assistance to Pakistan, backing a joint Saudi-Israeli genocidal campaign against the people of Yemen and draconian sanctions against Qatar, and an Israeli visa ban on American Quakers/Friends.

Haley and her Zionist puppet masters have also tried to upend the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA)—or “P5+1″—nuclear agreement with Iran.

Trump, who we now know pays little attention to affairs of state, is glad to support Haley’s pro-Israeli line. In “Fire and Fury,” Wolff, who himself is Jewish, painted a picture of Trump that can only be described as one befitting a Jewish gangster:

” . . . Trump had grown up and built his business in New York, the world’s largest Jewish city. He had made his reputation in the media, that most Jewish of industries, with some keen understanding of media tribal dynamics. His mentor, Roy Cohn, was a demimonde, semiunderworld, tough-guy Jew. He courted other figures he considered “tough-guy Jews” (one of his accolades): Carl Icahn, the billionaire hedge funder; Ike Perlmutter, the billionaire investor who had bought and sold Marvel Comics; Ronald Perelman, the billionaire Revlon chairman; Steven Roth, the New York billionaire real estate tycoon; and Sheldon Adelson, the billionaire casino magnate. Trump had adopted a sort of 1950s Jewish uncle (tough-guy variety) delivery, with assorted Yiddishisms—Hillary Clinton, he declared, had been “shlonged” in the 2008 primary—helping to give an inarticulate man an unexpected expressiveness. Now his daughter, a de facto First Lady, was, through her conversion, the first Jew in the White House.”

Wolff’s characterization of Trump is accurate when Trump’s links to Kosher Nostra mob elements in New York, Israel, Russia, Ukraine, and elsewhere—all illustrated in WMR’s Trump-Kushner, et. al “Road Map”—are considered. Wolff’s book describes an early competition in the Trump White House between Jewish factions. One surrounding Jared Kushner and which included his chief lieutenants—Avi Berkowitz and Josh Raffel—all three Orthodox Jews and arch-Zionists plus former Goldman Sachs president Gary Cohn. The Kushner faction also now includes Trump strategist Stephen Miller, escorted by building security from CNN’s studios in Washington following a cantankerous January 7 interview with Jake Tapper. Miller, reportedly became Adelson’s new favorite in the White House, after chief strategist Steve Bannon’s departure. Miller, who is Jewish, sidled up quickly to the Kushner faction after Bannon’s firing in 2017.

The other White House faction, which no longer effectively exists, included Bannon and his fellow White House staffer, Sam Nunberg, who considered themselves tight with Adelson. Nunberg, who like Bannon is no longer at the White House, recently admitted having called Trump an “an effing fool.”

Although Haley’s links to fundamentalist Christians in her home state of South Carolina and Zionists in the Kushner faction in the White House, most notably Ivanka Trump, have helped color her anti-Muslim and anti-Arab views, it is Haley’s continued dalliance with anti-Muslim Sikh clerics that should be of primary concern to professional diplomats at the U.S. State Department. According to Wolff’s book, one Trump White House staffer referred to Haley as “ambitious as Lucifer,” a reference to her desire to replace Trump as president. Haley, who was known as a “bed hopper” during her meteoric rise in South Carolina Republican politics, from Lexington County Republican Women chairman to South Carolina General Assembly to the governor’s mansion, spent “a notable amount of private time” with Trump aboard Air Force One, according to Wolff.

Haley has never been open about her parents’ immigration to the United States via Vancouver in British Columbia. Vancouver has, for decades, been a hot spot for Sikh terrorist organizations, including Khalistan independence movements, who were responsible for some of the most heinous terrorist acts in Indian history. These include the 1981 assassination of Lala Jagat Narain, the Hindu owner of the Hind Samachar group of newspapers; the 1984 assassination of Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi by her two Sikh bodyguards; the killing of 80 train passengers in Ludhiana, India in 1991; a 1991 assassination attempt against Indian Ambassador to Romania Julio Ribeiro in Bucharest and a planned assassination of Indian Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi during a 1985 visit to New York to celebrate the UN’s 40th anniversary; and the 1995 assassination of the chief minister of Punjab, Beant Singh.

The most egregious example of Sikh terrorism was the 1985 bombing of Air India Flight 182 over the North Atlantic of the Irish coast, while it was on the London-Delhi leg of its Montreal-London-Delhi-Bombay route. The attack, which killed all 329 aboard, including 280 Canadian citizens, was tied directly to Sikh militants in Vancouver. Another Sikh terrorist luggage bomb was placed on Canadian Pacific flight 003 from Vancouver to Narita, Japan. However, it exploded prematurely before being placed on Air India flight 301, which was destined for Bangkok from Narita. Two Japanese baggage handlers were killed in the explosion. The mid-air explosions of Air India flights 182 and 301 were to have been simultaneous.

Haley’s anti-Muslim attitudes, which stem from her Sikh religion, mesh nicely with the Zionist view. Sikhs and Sunni Muslims have been at loggerheads since 1675, when Guru Tegh Bahadur, the 9th Sikh guru, was executed by Muslim authorities in India for opposing the forced conversion of Hindu priests to Islam. Bahadur’s son, Gobind Singh, the 10th Sikh guru, decreed that Sikhs should always be prepared to defend themselves and the Sikh “sword” has been a Sikh religious symbol ever since. Haley’s stance toward radical Sunnis appears to be at odds with traditional Sikh beliefs that the Shi’as (who dominate Iran) and the Sufis, a moderate and peaceful Islamic sect, are the natural allies of the Sikhs. Sikh terrorists have made common cause with the Afghan and Kashmiri mujaheddin, since they all consider Hindu-dominated India to be their common foe. Nevertheless, Haley’s Zionist friends have found allies among Sikh clerics, including militants, around the world. In 2008, Britain’s Chief Rabbi, Lord Sacks, said: “Sikhs and Jews share a lot in common. They tried to kill us.” Sacks was clearly referring to Muslims. Haley has apparently bought into this Zionist rhetoric concerning Jewish-Sikh commonality.

The Sikhs have maintained a long association with the Mossad. This has mainly been facilitated by Syrian Aleppo Sephardic Jewish families, most notably, the Dweks. In 2006, prominent Syrian Jewish businessman Solomon Dwek was arrested by the FBI in New Jersey for a $50 million bank fraud scheme involving PNC Bank. The Dweks of New Jersey, who are Orthodox Jews, are linked to the shady business and real estate dealings of the Kushner family. Haley should be at home in the milieu of Sikhs, Syrian Orthodox Jews, and the Kushners.

The Mossad, using Winnipeg, Manitoba, as a base, arranged for a weapons supply line to Sikh terrorists in India and elsewhere that involved shipments from Detroit to either Winnipeg or Windsor, Ontario, with an onward route through Toronto, Montreal, and then, on to ships in Sydney, Nova Scotia, and Glace Bay, Cape Breton Island. The arrangement was overseen by a retired Israeli Defense Force colonel using a security and intelligence firm front in Winnipeg and a retired Indian Army commando in Nova Scotia, who represented the interests of the militant World Sikh Organization, Dal Khalsa, and the National Council of Khalistan. The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) of B’nai B’rith was also involved in Jewish support for Sikh terrorists in the 1980s and 90s. The ADL helped arrange for a Khalistan Government-in-Exile to be established in Quito, Ecuador, where its interests were protected by the large Mossad station.

It is clear that the Israeli government has taken out an insurance policy to protect its continued dominance over U.S. foreign policy. With either Vice President Mike Pence or Haley waiting in the wings to succeed Trump, Israel now only has to ensure the Democratic candidate in 2020 genuflects to Israel’s interests.

Previously published in the Wayne Madsen Report.

Copyright © 2018 WayneMadenReport.com

Wayne Madsen is a Washington, DC-based investigative journalist and nationally-distributed columnist. He is the editor and publisher of the Wayne Madsen Report (subscription required).

Jordanian King Bows Before Saudi Monarch, Arresting Brothers and Cousin On Saudi Orders

[SEE: Pentagon To Make Huge Investment In Future Syrian Troublemaking w/$143 Million Buildup of Jordanian Air Base]

Jordan’s King arrests brothers and cousin in suspected Saudi-led coup

 

King Abdullah II of Jordan
King Abdullah II of Jordan

King Abdullah spared no time in arresting both his brothers and cousin; Prince Faisal bin Hussein, Prince Ali bin Hussein and Prince Talal bin Muhammad after Jordanian intelligence services alerted the King that there was communication between the brothers and cousin and Saudi and Emirati leaders; Mohammad bin Salman and Mohammed bin Zayed. The shock house arrest of the King’s siblings comes as the Middle East faces a renewed ‘revolutionary’ movement in several countries. Leadership among the MENA states has looked towards Saudi Arabia for explanations for it’s belligerency towards the governments despite showing good working relations otherwise. Long standing allegiances with Qatar were seemingly thrown aside in moments when Saudi Arabia launched an economic blockade against long time ally Qatar. Many blame Saudi Arabia’s young Mohammad bin Salman for these poor choices in relations.

Jordan has had a long standing image of being a neutral and well regarding state within a region prone to conflict. The Saudi Arabian stances towards even allies has concerned many in leadership positions to put up their guard. Trust has reached all time lows and strategists have blamed Saudi Arabia’s poorly planned actions for the shift of regional influence from the Saudi state and to Turkey, Iran and Egypt. Gulf Arab nations in particular have been very critical of often at times, unilateral actions by Saudi Arabia which they must comply with. Qatar most recently stated they were not against Iran in many aspects and sought good business ties with the neighboring state but due to Saudi Arabian influence were not allowed to pursue such relations.

The Jordanian military has maintained that the brothers and cousin were retired early as part of the military changes to the Jordanian Army and have refused to comment further on the news that they have communications with Saudi and Emirati leaders. The brothers and cousin have not been seen since the house arrest.

Saad Hariri Follows Saudi Orders and Lifts Ban On Zionist Movie, “The Post”

SPIEGEL Interview with Steven Spielberg “I Would Die For Israel”

–January 26, 2006

Lebanese Prime Minister Steps In to Overrule Ban on ‘The Post

ROME – A ban in Lebanon on Steven Spielberg’s “The Post” was overruled Wednesday by Prime Minister Saad Hariri in what appears to be the first time a film has surmounted a negative recommendation by Lebanese censors.Distributor Italia Film, which is handling “The Post” in Lebanon, called the reversal “a big victory” and said they expect to release the Spielberg real-life newspaper drama Thursday as planned.

The Lebanese censorship board had recommended that “The Post” be banned, citing a “boycott Israel” list that includes Spielberg because his Oscar-winning 1993 Holocaust film “Schindler’s List” shot some scenes in Jerusalem. The ban recommendation is also believed to have been made because Spielberg is blacklisted by the Arab League for reportedly donating $1 million to relief efforts in Israel in 2016 during its war with Lebanon’s Hezbollah movement.

Lebanon is officially at war with Israel and has a boycott again Israel in place.

Hariri asked Interior Minister Nohad Mashnouk to ignore the recommendation from the General Security Directorate’s censorship committee to ban the film, according to an Italia Film spokesman.

“We are glad and pleased that justice, reason, and love of cinema has prevailed,” the spokesman said, adding that he wanted to “thank everyone involved in the strong, united large popular support movement,” including press, bloggers, and other opinion-makers who rallied in support of “The Post” after news of the ban broke.

The failed attempt to ban “The Post” comes after Lebanese censors earlier this month forced Daniel Radcliffe-starrer “The Jungle,” about Israeli adventurer Yossi Ghinsberg, to be pulled from local cinemas after it had been screening for two weeks. Last May, “Wonder Woman” was banned only about two hours before the film was scheduled to screen in the country’s movie theaters; the film’s lead actress, Gal Gadot, is Israeli.

And last September, French-Lebanese director Ziad Doueiri was detained at Beirut airport and subsequently questioned by a military tribunal in an apparent attempt to suppress his film “The Insult,” which is on this year’s  foreign-language Oscar shortlist. Doueiri was questioned about his previous film, “The Attack,” which was partly shot in Israel. “The Insult” was released in Lebanon by Italia Film.