Israel Deployed 18 Fighter Jets To Saudi Arabia To “Prevent A Coup”: Fars


While according to the official narrative, the Saudi power transition on Wednesday, when King Salman bin Abdulaziz announced his decision to replace Crown Prince Mohammed bin Nayef bin Abdulaziz with his own son, Mohammed bin Salman, went smooth and by the numbers, what took place behind the scenes is more interesting.
Here, events were decidedly more interesting, because as Fars News reports (so take it with a grain of salt), after the decision was announced, the Israeli air force sent 18 of its fighter jets, including F16-I, F15-CD and F16-CD, along with two Gulfstream aircraft, two tanker airplanes and two C130 planes, special for electronic warfare, to Saudi Arabia at the demand of the new crown prince bin Salman to block his cousin (bin Nayef)’s possible measures.

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Israel’s Dirty Little Secret


At a recent panel discussion in Washington, screenwriter, film director and producer Oliver Stone briefly addressed the issue of alleged Russian interference in the recent national election, observing that “Israel interfered in the U.S. election far more than Russia and nobody is investigating them.” A few days later, in an interview with Stephen Colbert on the Late Show, Stone returned to the theme, responding to an aggressive claim that Russia had interfered in the election by challenging Colbert with “Israel had far more involvement in the U.S. election than Russia. Why don’t you ask me about that?”
Don’t look for the exchange with Colbert on YouTube. CBS deleted it from its broadcast and website, demonstrating once again that the “I” word cannot be disparaged on national television. Stone was, of course, referring to the fact that the Israel Lobby, most notably acting through its American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC), is undeniably a foreign lobby, no less so than anyone representing the presumed interests of Russia or China. It operates with complete impunity on Capitol Hill and also at state and local levels and no one dares to require it to register under the Foreign Agents Registration Act of 1938, which would permit scrutiny of its finances and also end its tax-exempt “educational” status. Nor does Congress or the media see fit to inquire into AIPAC’s empowerment of candidates based on their fidelity to Israel, not to mention the direct interference in the American electoral process which surfaced most visibly in its support of candidate Mitt Romney in 2012.

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Serbia’s new prime minister is female and gay, a double first for the Balkan country


A gay woman has been appointed prime minister of Serbia in a double first for the EU-candidate state.
Ana Brnabić, 41, a graduate of the University of Hull in England, is the Balkan nation’s first gay PM and first female PM.
Brnabić’s appointment, which comes in the same week that Leo Varadkar was formally elected as Ireland’s first gay PM , is all the more remarkable given that virulent homophobia is still widespread in the Balkans.

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Trump’s DHS Secretary: Give 1.3 Million Illegals Amnesty


Further evidence of the Trump administration U-turn on its election promises of a crackdown on the illegal immigration invasion of America has come with an announcement by Department of Homeland Security Secretary John F. Kelly that he will continue to protect 1.3 million illegals granted temporary amnesty by the Bush and Obama administrations.

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PSA: “Sanity” is Now Defined by an Inability to Recognize Insanity


The headline is the entire PSA.
This last week was, I believe, the most insane week in recorded history. And I believe that every week following this week will make that same achievement for the foreseeable future.
What is happening right now – on every single level of existence, from your private, secret life, to the scale of the global – is all completely insane.

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Tory Election Posters Defaced with Swastika


A Conservative election board defaced with anti-Semitic graffiti is one of a number which has had to be replaced in Richmond, West London, in the days leading up to the election.

A picture of the board, daubed with a large swastika, was posted to Facebook by Zac Goldsmith, the Conservative candidate in the constituency on Monday. He added the comment: “Lots of you have emailed me about defaced posters in the last few days. We will make sure to replace all of them. You know you’ve lost the argument if you have to resort to stuff like this.”

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