The tensions here are well known: some of the more hawkish "top officials" told Reuters that the United States must act more forcefully in Syria or "risk losing what influence it still has over moderate rebels and its Arab, Kurdish and Turkish allies in the fight against Islamic State." Naturally, this means that one set of options includes direct U.S. military action such as air strikes on Syrian military bases, munitions depots or radar and anti-aircraft bases.
Britain’s ruling elite are making advanced preparations towards a major escalation of military operations in Syria.
Parliament met in an emergency three-hour session yesterday to accuse Russia of war crimes in Syria and lay the basis for Britain’s involvement in establishing a no-fly zone and possibly sending ground forces into the war-torn country.
The emails reveal unprecedented criminal collusion between the State Dept., the Clinton Foundation, the Obama White House, the FBI, the DNC, the leftist media and the Hillary Clinton presidential campaign.
I find that the same naivety that developed during the Brexit campaign has also developed around the Trump campaign. Too many in the liberty movement will not entertain the idea that a Trump win is in the cards. Yet, the elites are using the same language in reference to the Trump campaign that they used before and after the Brexit.
I continue to hold to the position I always have — that Donald Trump is going to be ALLOWED into the White House, and that this will be a prelude to economic crisis. The stage is being set for a grand finale to our ongoing financial collapse. The great villain behind the whole disaster will be revealed, and we will be told that the villain is us.
Thailand mourns King Bhumibol ~ link ~
Thailand’s venerated king, Bhumibol Adulyadej, the world’s longest-reigning monarch, has died at the age of 88, the Thai Royal Palace announced this evening. King Bhumibol passed away at Bangkok’s Siriraj hospital on Thursday.
The palace did not give a reason for his death. “His Majesty has passed away at Siriraj Hospital peacefully,” a statement said, adding he died at 3:52 p.m. local time (8:52 a.m. GMT). King Rama IX spent the last seven years at Siriraj Hospital for a variety of ailments, including kidney and lung problems. The palace recently said the octogenarian had been in an “unstable” condition for several days after receiving hemiodialysis treatment.