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  • The Cold War's Arab Spring: How the Soviets Created Today's Middle East

    04/10/2018 9:03:25 AM PDT · by GoldenState_Rose · 15 replies
    Tablet Magazine ^ | Claire Berlinsky
    The dominant narrative of modern Middle East history emphasizes European colonization and accepts as a truism that the former colonial powers prioritized the protection of their material interests—in oil, above all—above the dignity and self-determination of the region’s inhabitants. --Thus did botched decolonization result in endless instability...Thus did the region become a breeding ground for radicalism, intensified by Cold War rivalry between the superpowers, who replaced the European colonizers as the region’s meddling overlords...Then came Mikhail Gorbachev—a Westernizing reformer. At last, the Cold War was over. A new world order was at hand. What if this conventional wisdom is nonsense?...
  • FUSION: Hakluyt founded by former British intelligence operatives that connect to Hillary

    03/19/2018 9:05:24 AM PDT · by b4its2late · 7 replies
    Miss Trial via Thread Unroller ^ | 3/18/2018 | Miss Trial
    Full Title - FUSION: Hakluyt & Company — with offices in London, New York, Singapore, Tokyo and Sydney — was founded by an trio of former British intelligence operatives that connect to Hillary Clinton. Miss Trial via Thread Unroller
  • Essay: BCCI, Justice Delayed (1991, Mueller mention)

    01/28/2018 6:50:46 PM PST · by Triple · 23 replies
    The New York Times ^ | July 25, 1991 | William Safire
    The Underworld Bank scandal is oozing out all over. Conceived in Karachi, financed in Abu Dhabi, the conspiracy reached into the world's Western capitals and perhaps the U.N. under the protection of high-paid lobbyists and naive spooks. The B.C.C.I. scandal involves the laundering of drug money, the illicit financing of terrorism and of arms to Iraq, the easy purchase of respectability and the corruption of the world banking system. For more than a decade, the biggest banking swindle in history worked beautifully. Between $5 billion and $15 billion was bilked from governments and individual depositors to be put to the...
  • Putin: These FIFA charges are a US plot to steal the 2018 World Cup from Russia

    05/28/2015 8:46:32 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    Hotair ^ | 05/28/2015 | Ed Morrisey
    Actually, it’s the Swiss who are probing the 2018 World Cup award to Russia, and the US bid was for the 2022 World Cup that went to Qatar.  Vladimir Putin won’t let those facts get in the way of a good anti-American rant, of course. The Russian strongman publicly questioned why the US would have any interest or jurisdiction over a legal argument that doesn’t involve its own citizens, which also turns out to be … not true: Russian President Vladimir Putin accused the United States of meddling in FIFA’s affairs and hinted that it was part of an...
  • Fusion GPS Founder: FBI May Have Paid Expenses for Anti-Trump Dossier Author

    01/19/2018 9:36:41 AM PST · by Red Badger · 35 replies
    www.breitbart.com ^ | 01/19/2018 | by Aaron Klein
    TEL AVIV — Glenn R. Simpson, the co-founder of the controversial opposition research firm Fusion GPS, stated in testimony it “makes sense” to him that the FBI paid for a trip to Rome by the former British spy who was contracted by Simpson’s company to produce the largely discredited 35-page anti-Trump dossier. Fusion GPS hired Christopher Steele, a former British intelligence agent, to do the work cited in the anti-Trump dossier. Last July, Steele reportedly traveled to Rome, where he met with an FBI contact to supply the agency with the anti-Trump dossier and other information he found during the...
  • Author of Trump dossier had concerns about Russian blackmail

    01/09/2018 6:01:55 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 32 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 9, 2018 5:13 PM EST | Mary Clare Jalonick
    The former British spy who compiled a dossier of allegations about Donald Trump’s presidential campaign and Russia brought the document to the FBI in July 2016 because he was worried about “whether a political candidate was being blackmailed,” according to a congressional interview transcript released Tuesday. California Sen. Dianne Feinstein, the top Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee, revealed the transcript from an August closed-door interview with Glenn Simpson, a co-founder of the political opposition research firm Fusion GPS. The firm commissioned the dossier, which was initially paid for by a conservative website and then later by Democrats, including Hillary...
  • Bank hands over Fusion GPS records to House panel

    01/05/2018 6:36:45 PM PST · by markomalley · 56 replies
    The Hill ^ | 1/5/18 | Julia Manchester
    A bank has reportedly handed over a series of financial records from intelligence firm Fusion GPS after the firm pushed to prevent the documents from being given to Congress.The release of the documents was in response to a subpoena from the House Intelligence Committee as part of its probe into Russia's meddling in the 2016 election and ties to the Trump campaign.A congressional lawyer said Friday that TD Bank "produced all remaining responsive documents" to the House Intelligence Committee under the terms of a confidential settlement, CNN reported. ADVERTISEMENT The handover of the 70 documents comes after a federal judge on Thursday dismissed the...
  • Tony Blair: Wolff book claims “a complete fabrication”

    01/05/2018 2:10:25 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 11 replies
    Hot Air ^ | January 5,2017 | Ed Morrissey
    The White House got some help last night in fending off Michael Wolff’s dishy, gossipy book on Donald Trump — Tony Blair. The former prime minister blasted Wolff’s reporting as “a complete fabrication” on a claim made that Blair warned about British intelligence surveilling the Trump campaign. Blair expressed consternation that the uncorroborated allegations in Fire and Fury have been embraced so unquestioningly: Speaking of unexpected sources, the best White House response to Wolff comes from the spokesperson who got run out of the West Wing months ago. Sean Spicer calmly dissects the credibility issues in this appearance on ABC’s...
  • Mueller’s “Pit Bull” Andrew Weissmann under scrutiny as Rosenstein agrees to turn over docs [tr]

    01/04/2018 8:59:42 PM PST · by SSS Two · 39 replies
    SaraACarter.com ^ | 01-04-2018 | Sara A. Carter
    Mueller’s “Pit Bull” Andrew Weissmann under scrutiny as Rosenstein agrees to turn over documents to Nunes The Department of Justice has agreed to turn over all documents related to the controversial dossier to the House Intelligence Committee after four months of wrangling and legal threats ended in a Wednesday night phone call and agreement. House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein spoke at length Wednesday night, just hours before Nunes’ imposed midnight deadline on the Justice Department passed. Rosenstein not only agreed to provide all the documents requested, which include unreacted FBI interviews with witnesses,...
  • GOP senators request criminal investigation of Trump dossier author

    01/05/2018 11:02:43 AM PST · by bitt · 34 replies
    The Hill ^ | 1/5/2018 | JORDAIN CARNEY
    GOP senators request criminal investigation of Trump dossier author © Greg Nash Two Republican senators are asking the Department of Justice to open a criminal investigation into Christopher Steele, the author of a controversial research opposition dossier on President Trump. Sens. Chuck Grassley (Iowa) and Lindsey Graham (S.C.) sent a letter to Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and FBI Director Christopher Wray asking that they investigate if the former MI6 agent lied to federal authorities. "I don’t take lightly making a referral for criminal investigation. But, as I would with any credible evidence of a crime unearthed in the course...
  • Republican Senators Recommend Charges Against Author of Trump Dossier

    01/05/2018 10:56:00 AM PST · by son of terrence · 18 replies
    WASHINGTON — More than a year after Republican leaders promised to investigate Russian interference in the presidential election, two influential Republicans on Friday made the first known congressional criminal referral in connection with the meddling — against one of the people who sought to expose it. Senator Charles E. Grassley of Iowa, chairman of the Judiciary Committee, and Senator Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, a senior committee member, told the Justice Department they had reason to believe that a former British spy, Christopher Steele, lied to federal authorities about his contacts with reporters regarding information in the dossier, and they...
  • Nigergate: the dangerous relations between Democrat Senators and ex spies

    11/15/2005 10:52:47 AM PST · by parnasokan · 53 replies · 2,034+ views
    november 15, 2005
    Nigergate: the dangerous relations between Democrat Senators and ex spies Here follows an interesting article from the Italian newspaper Il Giornale. I make no comment at all other than ‘read it’. Very soon, under the title “The Rockefeller Connection”, I will post something revealing, something important that until now passed completely under the Radar Screen. Stay tuned .. Nigergate: the dangerous relations between Democrat Senators and ex spies Il GIORNALE 13 November 2005 By Gian Marco Chiocci and Mario Sechi October 9 2002, Rome. Elisabetta Burba, journalist with Panorama magazine, crosses Via Veneto. At the American Embassy someone is waiting...
  • The Co-Dependents of the "Independent" Counsel

    12/15/2017 2:14:24 AM PST · by Enchante · 13 replies
    Steyn Online ^ | December 14, 2017 | Mark Steyn
    9) The above text explains why Mueller hired the same-old-same-old Hillary crowd for his supposed "independent" investigation into Trump: The same people had to run both investigations because otherwise the new investigators would discover the shenanigans of the old investigators. Putting Strzok and Page on the team was the FBI's way of protecting itself. 10) Nobody should accord this wretched and corrupted pseudo-investigation the figleaf of respectability. Even in the federal justice system, no successful prosecution by this conflicted team would withstand appeal. As to the ostensible crime they're investigating - "collusion" (which, in fact, is not a crime) with...
  • “Something Far More Sinister”: FBI’s McCabe Faces Subpoena After Abruptly Canceling House Intel Comm

    12/11/2017 9:26:19 PM PST · by bitt · 83 replies
    GATEWAY PUNDIT ^ | 12/11/2017 | Joshua Kaplan
    FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe abruptly cancelled an appearance before the House Intelligence Committee scheduled for Tuesday. Sources told Fox News reporter Chad Pergram that they believe McCabe canceled on the panel over fears he would be asked about recently demoted Justice Department official Bruce Ohr’s wife, who worked for Fusion GPS during the 2016 presidential election. “FBI’s McCabe was expected to appear before Hse to Intel Cmte Tues. Now told he’s not coming. Expect subpoenas to compel McCabe to appear this wk." Source: “McCabe has an Ohr problem,” tweeted Fox News reporter Chad Pergram.
  • Fusion GPS told media of Trump-Russia claims, but did not verify dossier: source

    11/15/2017 4:05:08 PM PST · by mojito · 5 replies
    Fox News ^ | 11/15/2017 | Catherine Herridge
    The co-founder of the firm behind the anti-Trump ‘dossier’ told House investigators Tuesday that he personally discussed with members of the media allegations of Trump-Russia collusion, though he did not speak to the sources behind the claims, a source told Fox News. According to a source familiar with the matter, Fusion GPS co-founder Glenn Simpson refused to answer key questions during his seven-hour, closed-door appearance before the House Intelligence Committee. The source said he would not answer questions on his relationship with specific journalists or ties to the Democratic National Committee and Hillary Clinton campaign, which financed the anti-Trump research...
  • Justice Official Demoted as House Investigators Subpoena Records of His Fusion GPS Meetings

    12/07/2017 3:49:20 PM PST · by righttackle44 · 56 replies
    Breitbart ^ | December 7, 2017 | Kristina Wong
    A senior Justice Department official was demoted on Wednesday amid an ongoing House intelligence committee investigation into his contacts with Fusion GPS, the firm responsible for the Trump dossier, according to Fox News. Bruce G. Ohr, who was until Wednesday associate deputy attorney general, met during the 2016 campaign with the author of the dossier, Christopher Steele, according to evidence obtained by committee investigators. Ohr also met “shortly after” the election with Glenn Simpson, co-founder of Fusion GPS, investigators also found. Congressional sources told Fox News that Simpson and Ohr met sometime around Thanksgiving last year, when President-elect Trump was...
  • Top DOJ official demoted amid probe of contacts with Trump dossier firm

    12/07/2017 9:57:17 AM PST · by EVO X · 92 replies
    Fox News ^ | James Rossen
    EXCLUSIVE: A senior Justice Department official was demoted this week amid an ongoing investigation into his contacts with the opposition research firm responsible for the anti-Trump “dossier,” the department confirmed to Fox News. Until Wednesday morning, Bruce G. Ohr held two titles at DOJ: associate deputy attorney general, a post that placed him four doors down from his boss, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein; and director of the Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Forces (OCDETF), a program described by the department as “the centerpiece of the attorney general’s drug strategy.” Ohr will retain his OCDETF title but has been stripped...
  • Did Brits Plant the Hillary Bomb?

    12/04/2017 12:46:11 AM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 13 replies
    American Thinker ^ | Dec 04, 2017 | James Lewis
    Americans generally know nothing about our European "allies" and the nefarious plans they may occasionally hatch against us. But people familiar with history know how the British Foreign Office was a primary mover in getting the United States into World War I. Winston Churchill certainly wanted us to join the Brits in WWII, and after Pearl Harbor, we did. By the 1930s, the Soviets had deeply suborned and penetrated the U.K., and sentimental Marxism is still the main religion of Britain, though the name "Mohammed" is now the most popular name for baby boys. A BBC survey several years ago...
  • Devin Nunes: Dems Suddenly Very Interested in Viewing DOJ Dossier Docs They Didn't Want Subpoenaed

    11/02/2017 9:28:54 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 43 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 11/02/2017 | Debra Heine
    Investigators from the House Intelligence Committee were finally able to get a peek at classified documents related to the controversial anti-Trump dossier behind closed doors at the Justice Department this week, Fox News reported. The committee's chairman, Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA), subpoenaed the FBI and the Justice Department over two months ago for documents relating to the Russia dossier. Nunes told Fox News that in a bizarre turn of events, Democrats from the committee, who had argued all year that there was no need for a subpoena, were the first ones to show up at the DOJ on Tuesday to...
  • Vanity: Christopher Steele Info

    01/11/2017 4:55:00 PM PST · by lacrew · 25 replies
    UK ^ | 1-11-17 | Self
    The Brits seem to do a good job of record-keeping, as far as companies are concerned. So the link above goes to a profile of Christopher Steele's company - Orbis Business Intelligence. First of all, Steele is supposed to be the "Former MI6" mastermind and general James Bond character, who accumulated the Trump pee story. In reality, he just runs a third rate political consulting company. As far as I can tell, his last post in Russia was no later than 1998...so his contacts there might be a tad bit stale. But lets look at this juggernaut of a company....