USA Becomes ISIS, Rogue State, Bombs Syria with No US Congress or UN Approval

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America is now officially a rogue terrorist state acting like ISIS, which needs to be held accountable at the UN. Just like how Americans love calling countries like Iran and North Korea rogue states, its now America’s turn to be a rogue state. America does NOT follow any rule, it does not seek the people’s approval, which they reject, it doesn’t care about US Congress approval and not even about UN approval, its a bullying power which needs to be sanctioned internationally and isolated until it goes totally bankrupt.

Trump is now risking World War 3 with Russia. He is just as crazy as Hillary Clinton. SOME of his followers, not all, but some, still defend him and their explanation for this is that Trump may be controlled by the Deep State. There is no such thing as a Deep State! Trump created his own deep state since day 1 when he appointed only globalists like Kushner and Nikki Haley and so on.

Trump is a globalist himself, it is time to wake up. He has betrayed his voters, it was all a show and a lie just like Ted Cruz used to say. Remember when Ted Cruz used to call Trump “a liberal from New York posing as a nationalist who is not gonna do anything he says he would”???? Remember when Cruz called Trump numerous times “a conman snake-oil salesman”, or “Trump’s not gonna build the wall, I will build the wall and make Trump pay for it”? Remember that during the primaries??? You have got to remember because this is a wake up call. And PLEASE, I BEG OF YOU! Stop it with the 4D chess memes! When bombs will blast everywhere and radiation will flow like the rain from the skies, you will no longer find it funny! This is no game, Trump is a serious threat to peace on Earth.

Good thing Putin was calm and calculated and gave a very ADULT response, unlike CHILD-MAN Trump who couldn’t even speak properly when he announced the bombings on Twitter. If Putin would have bombed a US ally nation like US did to Syria, I could easily imagine a Trump with foam at his mouth, ranting and raving, but look at Putin and how calm and calculated he is. Good thing Russia didn’t sunk NATO’s ships or by now we could have been all dead in a nuclear desert. Hats off to this man! What’s angering me extremely is that the people of this planet are too damn distracted by entertainment crap such as cell phones, computers, games, videos, movies, music, partying, sports and other HA HA HA entertaining shit! STOP IT with the HA HA HA you morons, go out and riot in the streets, ask your demented president to stop the war and RESIGN for lying and not keeping his promises!

We fell too, we also were enchanted by Trump and we thought Cruz was a bad liar. Well we still don’t support Cruz but we definitely lost all our love for Trump. This man is not gonna win a 2nd term even if he walks using his eyeballs instead of feet or pull a truck with his tongue. Trump is finished after this, he is worse than George Bush. It was all a show, total fakery, wake up! After this, we will no longer ever support any candidate in USA. In fact USA is done for in our eyes. If you’re smart and you live in America, abandon ship, sell all your junk and come live in Hungary or Poland.


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“Rogue” Network Of Cellular Eavesdropping Devices Discovered Throughout Washington D.C.

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has acknowledged a 2017 discovery of several “rogue devices” placed throughout Washington D.C. often used by spies and criminals to track and eavesdrop on private cellular devices, AP reports.

The DHS admission came in a March 26 response to a November request from Oregon Sen. Ron Wyden (D), however the agency did not say how many devices were detected or where they found them.

The agency’s response, obtained by The Associated Press from Wyden’s office, suggests little has been done about such equipment, known popularly as Stingrays after a brand common among U.S. police departments. The Federal Communications Commission, which regulates the nation’s airwaves, formed a task force on the subject four years ago, but it never produced a report and no longer meets regularly. –AP

American intelligence and law enforcement agencies use similar  eavesdropping equipment in the field, which can cost anywhere between $1,000 to around $200,000. The devices are typically the size of a briefcase but can be as small as a cell phone. Police use Stingrays to track down and implicate perpetrators of mainly domestic crimes.

The devices can be mounted in vehicles, drones, helicopters, and airplanes, allowing police to gain highly specific information on the location of any particular phone, down to a particular apartment complex or hotel room.

The Stingray units operate by tricking a cellular device into locking onto them instead of a legitimate cell tower – revealing the exact location of a particular phone. As AP notes, more sophisticated versions can eavesdrop on calls by forcing phones to step down to the older, unencrypted 2G wireless channel. Other Stingray devices can plant malware on a phone.

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Amazon’s Alexa Is Suddenly Going Rogue and Nobody Knows Why

While there are plenty of stories of artificial intelligence gone wrong, it seems many recent new owners of Amazon’s Alexa devices have been rudely woken by “bone-chillingly creepy” laughing from their AI friend.

As The Daily Mail reports, some users say their Alexa-enabled gadgets start laughing totally unprompted.

One user reportedly tried to turn the lights off in their home but Alexa repeatedly turned the lights back on, eventually uttering an ‘evil laugh,’ according to BuzzFeed.

Another Echo Dot owner said they told Alexa to turn off their alarm in the morning and she responded by letting out a ‘witch-like’ laugh.

Alexa is programmed in many voice-activated devices with a preset laugh, which can be prompted by asking: ‘Alexa, how do you laugh?’

But so far, it’s unclear why Alexa is laughing even when users don’t ask her to.


As if that wasn’t bizarre enough, Amazon also has a ‘Laugh Box’ skill, which lets users play different types of laughter, such as a ‘baby laugh’ or a ‘sinister laugh.’

While initially just thought to be an internet joke, The Verge reports that Amazon has now responded to the creepiness in a statement to The Verge, saying, “We’re aware of this and working to fix it.”

As The Verge’s Shannon Liu concludes, many have related the laughter back to a moment in 2001: A Space Odyssey when HAL 9000 turns evil and says, “I’m sorry Dave, I’m afraid I can’t do that.” Maybe it’s a sign that having smart devices in our homes is another step toward a creepy, dystopian future where robot overlords rule. When does that Terminator sequel come out again?

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So far ‘Russian hackers’ have not been blamed for this “creepy” laughter… though we suspect it will not be long.



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Scientists catch on film the rogue molecule that can trigger autoimmunity (VIDEO)

(L-R): This is an image of Monash BDI researchers Professor Ben Kile and Dr Kate McArthur.


A research team has discovered the process – and filmed the actual moment – that can change the body’s response to a dying cell. Importantly, what they call the ‘Great Escape’ moment may one day prove to be the crucial trigger for autoimmune diseases like arthritis.

The research team, led by Professor Benjamin Kile from Monash University’s Biomedicine Discovery Institute (BDI), has discovered – and filmed – the exact moment when DNA escapes out of the mitochondria (the organelles inside cells that produce energy) during cell death. The study, published today in the journal Science, involved major collaborators from the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute and the Howard Hughes Medical Institute’s Janelia Research Campus in the US.

Mitochondria are the ultimate double agent; they are essential to keep cells alive, but when damaged, they can trigger the body’s own immune system with potentially devastating consequences. Because the DNA inside mitochondria (mtDNA) has many similarities with bacterial DNA (they share common ancestry), the body reacts to its presence outside the mitochondria, or indeed, outside the cell, as if under attack from invading pathogens. It is a similar failure to distinguish ‘self’ from ‘non-self’ that underlies inflammatory and autoimmune diseases.

While the release of mtDNA is thought to contribute to autoimmune diseases such as lupus, how it escapes from the mitochondria has never been explained. Monash BDI researcher Dr Kate McArthur, while completing her PhD at the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute, used a revolutionary new microscope at the Janelia Research Campus in the US to capture the moment when mitochondria form a ‘hernia’ that balloons out of the mitochondria expelling the DNA into the rest of the cell.

The live-cell lattice light-sheet microscopy (LLSM) system developed by Nobel Prize winner Eric Betzig is a new technique that allows scientists to observe living cells at groundbreaking resolution. Dr McArthur travelled to the Janelia Research Campus in Virginia multiple times between 2015-2017, and remembers the moment when she witnessed, for the first time, the mitochondria actively expelling its DNA.

“As scientists, we are taught to be quite sceptical when we see something unexpected, so I think my initial reaction was ‘no way…’

“It was only after I had carefully repeated the experiment many times that I began to realise what we had found,” Dr McArthur said.

According to Professor Kile, when a cell commits suicide (a normal part of the human body’s balancing act to control blood cell numbers), two proteins called BAK and BAX are triggered.

“What we witnessed – in real time – was these professional killer proteins opening up huge ‘macropores’ in the outer membrane of the mitochondria, leading the inner contents to herniate out, bringing the mtDNA with it,” Professor Kile said.

“BAK and BAX deliver the ‘kill shot’ designed to permanently disable the cell. But in doing that, mtDNA is lost from the mitochondria. In essence, this is collateral damage, which, if it isn’t controlled properly, triggers the immune system to drive pathological inflammation,” he said.

The discovery was cemented by images captured by Monash University’s Titan Krios cryo-electron microscope, currently the most advanced microscope for biological electron microscopy, and the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute’s new lattice light-sheet microscope, custom built by collaborators in the Institute’s Centre for Dynamic Imaging.

Professor Kile stressed that, in research, “fundamental discoveries such as this are rare, and this one has profound implications for the understanding of a wide range of autoimmune diseases and infections.

“This has been a brilliant collaboration – between Monash’s Biomedicine Discovery Institute, the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research here in Melbourne and the Janelia Research Campus in the US – which has brought together cutting-edge technologies and first-class expertise to address questions that before now, had never been asked, and would have been impossible to answer,” he said.

Explore further: New warning system discovered in the immune defence

More information: “BAK/BAX macropores facilitate mitochondrial herniation and mtDNA efflux during apoptosis” Science (2018). … 1126/science.aao6047

Journal reference: Science

Provided by: Monash University

Mitochondrial DNA (green) escaping mitrochondria (red) during cell death. Credit: Dr Kate McArthur (Monash BDI) and Dr Lachlan Whitehead (WEHI) and The Advanced Imaging Centre at Janelia Research Campus.

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Trump’s Rogue US Regime Murders Syrians Defending their Homeland

Evil animal Donald “Dr. Strangelove” Trump, who broke rogue US regime record from inauguration to war crimes.

The rogue US regime of the evil animal and fake swamp drainer Donald J. Trump has struck again. At around 2400, 8 February, the war criminal Obama cum Trump coalition targeted 10 positions of Syrian Arab Army soldiers and affiliated militias between the villages of Khsham and al Tabyia in Deir Ezzor countryside.  These Syrian military forces were defending Syrians within their national borders, defending Syrians and the homeland within their legal, national borders.  Scores were murdered, dozens were injured, and material damage was immense.

The Central Command (CENTCOM) of the rogue US regime outrageously issued a public statement, using Newspeak to claim its deadly, atrocious attacks on Syrian forces were in “self-defense.”  Can a burglar illicitly, criminally, enter your house, murder your family, decree that you provoked him after which he arrogant asserts his “non-negotiable right to act in self-defense.”

US strikes in Syria may be lawful if Syria consents to the use of force in their territory.  If Syria does not consent, the strikes would violate international law, unless the US demonstrates that the strikes were taken in self-defense.  — Sarah Knuckey, international lawyer and Professor at Columbia Law School

Rogue US regime CENTCOM lies in its public statement.

There is no Cessation of Hostilities agreement between Syria and the rogue US regime.  Syria has consistently condemned the criminal aggression of the US and its underling coalition of terror states.  There is no “agreed-upon Euphrates River de-confliction line;” the only agreement is the US one the US signed for US troops in Syria. The rogue US regime has no “SDF partners.”  The fraudulent Syrian Democratic Forces is a creation of the US:  An international foreign mercenary militia composed of international human garbage, and a small number of separatist Ziokurd incompetent, traitor-losers.  War criminal Obama had to put this gang of thugs together, because individual wetworkers could not be beheaded, indefinitely, without losing that sociopathic employment pool.  War criminal Trump has expanded, exponentially, these killers (anyone really believes that the Pentagon lost $800 million, through incompetency?  That money is payroll for hired assassins.).

“Then we just bombarded the shit out of it [Raqqa].” “I’ve literally done nothing in my life but jack off before I came here.” — American terrorist & human garbage.

The rogue US regime bipartisanly created al Qaeda, created ISIS, created the terrorist SDF.  No US military base has a right to be in the SAR.  US presence there is a breach of International Law, per the post-WWII Geneva Treaties, to which the US is a hypocritical signatory.

Yesterday’s slaughter of Syrian troops, by American illegals was not the first time the US committed a massacre of Syrians defending their homeland from foreign invaders.  In September 2016, Barack Obama rescued al Qaeda/ ISIS by ‘accidentally’ massacring 83 SAA troops in al Tharda mountain, near the Deir Ezzor airport.  Trump began his war crimes against Syria just 13 days after taking the oath of the presidency, when he bombed two bridges in al Raqqa, ravaging infrastructure that supplied water to the city of 800,000 civilians.  Trump has exceeded Obama’s atrocities against Syria, helping to make al Qaeda great, again. It was Trump who intentionally bombed Syrian soldiers, 10 April 2017.  It was Trump who followed fake news! CNN’s criminal lies from Brit terrorist embedded with al Nusra in Khan Sheikhoun, to bomb Syrian Arab Army soldiers defending their homeland from foreign invaders.

Terrorist UK national illegally in Syria was source of GB hoax in Khan Sheikhoun

This is Col. Ryan Dillon, the head of the rogue US regime Operation Inherent Resolve, a subsect of CENTCOM.  The Department of Defense has called him “infamous,” and pretends that he spends his time in Baghdad (the US satrap) or Kuwait (of incubator babies infamy).  It is likely that he is an illegal in Syria, as the various foreign assassins — such as the self-named  jack off and junkie Brace Belden — require some type of direction.

Ryan Dilllon, colonel of the rogue US regime and head of OIRSpox.

Dillon has recently outted the plans of the US to ethnically cleanse al Raqqa of Syrian Arabs.  On the day that the rogue US regime again bombed Syrian soldiers, he tweeted a report from Reuters — gloating about the obliteration of al Raqqa by the US and its foreign mercenary militia — which complained about 60,000 Syrians reported to be returning home.

Reuters, the UN mafia, and the rogue US regime try to dissuade Syrian Arabs from returning to al-Raqqa.

Panos Moumtzis, UN Ass. Secretary-General — whose boss recently demanded that Syria be referred to the ICC, for defending itself against foreign pathogens — ejaculated hysterically and in fear mongering fashion, that “the number of unexploded ordnance in Raqqa is something that we have never seen before. Extreme. Every house, every room, every inch of the city.”  Somehow, the gang was completely ignorant to Russian sappers having cleansed almost 1,000 hectares of explosives left behind in liberated Aleppo December 2016 — left behind by those wonderfully moderate terrorists. Somehow, the humanitarian diplomat was also kept in the dark over the more than 150 million square meters de-mined by Russian and Syrian sappers in Deir Ezzor city, September 2017.

The rogue US regime continues to slaughter with impunity, and with the depravity of killers fueled by Captagon.

— Miri Wood

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The Bloomberg Rogue’s Gallery Billionaire’s Index

The Bloomberg Rogue’s Gallery Billionaire’s Index

by Stephen Lendman ( – Home – Stephen Lendman)

It’s a daily index of the world’s 500 richest individuals, Bloomberg saying their net worth is “updated at the close of every trading day” on Wall Street.

The latest figures are as of December 28, nearly year end 2017. Collectively, the richest billionaires never had things better, becoming $1 trillion richer in 2017, fourfold last year’s gain – a 23% increase in the past 12 months.

Amazon’s Jeff Bezos gained most, his wealth increasing by $34.2 trillion to an obscene $100 billion.

Bill Gates (No. 2) and Warren Buffett (No. 3) ranked right behind him. Other well-known figures include Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg (No. 5), Charles and David Koch (co-Nos. 13 and 14), three Walton family members (co-Nos. 14, 15, and 16), Rupert Murdoch (No. 89), Google’s Eric Schmidt (No. 98), George Soros (way-underestimated at No. 198), and Ross Perot (No. 475).

Michael Bloomberg wasn’t on his own index. Forbes estimates his net worth at $49 billion as of near-year end 2017.

The 500 billionaires comprising Bloomberg’s index have a combined net worth of $5.3 trillion, up from $4.4 trillion last year.

Today’s super-rich have more concentrated wealth than any time since America’s Gilded Age of robber barons.

A Credit Suisse report found that the world’s richest 1% controls over half the world’s wealth at about $140 trillion, more than sevenfold current US GDP – the figure likely way-underestimated to prevent it looking even more obscene.

The world’s 3.5 billion poorest individuals have little or nothing, struggling daily to survive.

A previous article discussed outrageous wealth disparity in America, a  study showing the nation’s 400 richest individuals with more total wealth than the bottom 64%.

America’s three richest billionaires are wealthier than the bottom 50%. The bottom 1% of Americans have a negative net worth of $196 billion. The top 1% have a combined net worth of $33.4 trillion.

Jeff Bezos, Bill Gates, and Warren Buffet own more wealth than 63 million US households – 160 million people.

America’s wealthiest billionaires are as rich as 70 million US households – 178 million people.

Billionaires comprising Forbes’ 400 have more wealth than 64% of the US population – 204 million people.

One-fifth of US households have zero or negative net worth. Over 30% of Black households and 27% of Latino ones have no wealth or they’re underwater.

Wealth estimates likely way-understate the true level of concentrated wealth with so much of it offshored in tax havens or hidden in legal trusts.

Super-rich individuals have lawyers and accountants to shelter their wealth, enabling them to avoid paying their fair share of taxes.

The great GOP tax cut heist assures increasing inequality further, a bonanza for corporate predators and the super-rich, nightmarish for America’s most disadvantaged with planned cuts in vital social programs coming.

Former US Supreme Court Justice Louis Brandeis once said “(w)e can have democracy in this country, or we can have great wealth concentrated in the hands of a few, but we can’t have both.”

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Rogue State Saudi Arabia Peace Advocate Iran

Rogue State Saudi Arabia Vilifies Peace Advocate Iran

by Stephen Lendman ( – Home – Stephen Lendman)

Israel and the Saudis (now best of friends) are the region’s leading aggressors and human rights abusers.

At a Rome, Italy Mediterranean Dialogues/Beyond Turmoil conference, addressing a region referred to as “the epicenter of international disorder…synonymous with conflicts, political instability, terrorism, and” refugee crisis conditions, urging the creation of “a positive agenda,” Saudi foreign minister Adel al-Jubeir focused on demonizing Iran. 

Claiming Iranian “negative influence throughout the region” is clear to see turned truth on its head, along with ignoring Saudi high crimes in Yemen, supporting ISIS and other regional terrorist groups, and ruthless human rights abuses against its own people.

Jubier recited a litany of Big Lies, saying “(s)ince 1979, Iran has been the world’s chief sponsor of terrorism.

False! The dishonor applies to America, runner-up dishonor to NATO, Israel and the Saudis, the world’s leading rogue states – Iranian policies world’s apart from their deplorable aggression and other human rights abuses.

Jubeir: Iran “harbors and facilitates the movement of terrorists. (It) established Hezbollah in Lebanon, using it to launder money and smuggle drugs.”

Utter rubbish!

Representing Iran in Rome, Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said he preferred not engaging in “Saudi bashing.” 

Jubeir’s disinformation and Big Lies left him no choice, saying Riyadh “rejected every ceasefire effort in Syria, in Lebanon.” 

“Who supported ISIS, hoping they would overthrow the government of Syria in three weeks? Who was behind an entire blockade of Qatar?”

“Who tried to force the prime minister of Lebanon out of office?” 

“We believe all countries need to live together, work together, but some people are trying to exclude us.”

Representing Russia, Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said “(w)e have been raising the issue of Saudi Arabia and Iran differences many times. They should start talking. It’s really unfortunate.”

Riyadh remains hostile to Iran, conspiring with Israel against the country, eager for war and regime change. Maybe Trump will accommodate them ahead.

Separately, EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini attending the conference said the Iran nuclear deal won’t be renegotiated to please Washington.

It’s “finalized in a way that actually contains so many provisions and so many elements of control with the most intrusive system of verification…on every single aspect of nuclear activities. So anyone that thinks about renegotiating one chapter or another paragraph or line simply does not” understand how carefully the deal was constructed, two years of hard work to complete it.

In Tehran on Saturday, Iranian Armed Forces Deputy Chief of Staff of Staff General Massoud Jazayeri rejected efforts by Washington to negotiate on its missile capabilities.

“Our country’s defense prowess, as the main deterrent against the enemies of the Islamic Revolution, will always be on the path to progress,” he said.

Its entirely legal military capabilities aren’t open for negotiation with any nations, notably nuclear armed and dangerous America and Israel, partners in each other’s high crimes.

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WATCH: Rogue Cop Drives Car Onto Sidewalk, Nearly Mows Down Small Child


New York, NY — An internal investigation has been launched after multiple videos have surfaced this week showing an NYPD police officer behaving recklessly and endangering multiple innocent lives, including children—by dangerously barrelling down a sidewalk—in his police cruiser.

On Wednesday afternoon, in the Boro Park section of Brooklyn, an NYPD police vehicle is recorded driving onto the sidewalk. The car plows down the busy sidewalk as pedestrians scramble to jump out of the way. As the video shows, a father is seen pulling his child out of the way of the vehicle as it nearly crushes him.

According to, a police source confirmed that the officer continued to the NYPD’s 66 Precinct using his lights and sirens on 16th Avenue and 59th Street. He then backed the vehicle into an “angle-parking spot” used for police vehicles and walked into the building.

Because he simply walked into the building, and because it was the police station, we can assume that the “emergency” this cop will likely claim he was responding to was most likely minor, if real at all. The internal investigation is reportedly determining the nature of the response given this cop’s dangerous and reckless driving.

Given the fact that New Yorkers just experienced a horrific terror attack in which a man killed multiple people and wounded several others by plowing over them on a bike path, this officer’s careless operation of his vehicle becomes that much more abhorrent.

As TFTP has previously reported, New York cops are no strangers to using their police status and blue privilege to break traffic laws for convenience.

In a video submitted to us from an anonymous source in September, we see this blue privilege in action in New York and the result is nothing short of infuriating. If the average person wants to purchase a coffee at Starbucks, they, like everyone else, would have to park in a legal parking spot and then go inside—but not if you are a cop.

As the video begins, we see three NYPD police officers whose desire for coffee outweighed their concern for other people trying to drive on the road. Unconcerned with finding a parking spot, these officers simply parked their car in the middle of the road.

Had this been a rural area or a less busy street, perhaps it wouldn’t have been as insulting. However, this was a very busy street and police could not have cared less about creating a massive traffic problem by blocking an entire lane of traffic. After all—they had to get their Starbucks.

As the man filming shows, the officers are not responding to a call or an emergency and are only stopping for coffee. They clearly felt that their coffee was more important than all the other motorists trying to get to work or drop kids off at school or merely trying to drive somewhere without sitting in a senseless traffic jam caused by cops.

But the abuse of power and blue privilege doesn’t stop at coffee, it’s used for pizza too.

As TFTP reported earlier this month, in a gross abuse of power, a New York cop was caught on video blocking a bus stop—with his emergency lights engaged—to get pizza. Luckily, there was a vigilant citizen there to catch this peace officer on video as he broke the law to enjoy his lunch.

The embarrassed cop was shut down and subsequently fled with his tail between his legs in a fit of shame.

In spite of reporting this cop’s unlawful behavior, it appears that he and the team of cops who caused a traffic jam for their coffee have faced no punishment. We can only assume that the reckless cop who nearly plowed down children to reach his “emergency” will receive a similar response from superiors.

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Saudi Arabia: Reinventing a Rogue State

Saudi Arabia: Reinventing a Rogue State

by Stephen Lendman ( – Home – Stephen Lendman)

Leave to the NYT, claiming an emerging Arab Spring in the kingdom under crown prince Mohammad bin Salman (MBS), a ruthless character. More on him below.

The 2011 Arab Spring was made in the USA – its aim to replace unpopular despots with new ones Washington controls. Real spring never bloomed, just the illusion of change for the better, pure deception, the idea behind making scheme work.

Saudi Arabia is the Arab world’s most ruthless dictatorship, a despotic crime family owning a nation, masquerading as legitimate governance. 

It’s notorious for public beheadings, whippings, torture, political imprisonments, sponsoring terrorism, wars of aggression and other lawless actions.

Despotic rule is absolute, no opposition tolerated, no civil or human rights afforded ordinary Saudis – no speech, media or academic freedoms, nor right of assembly, association, internal movement, foreign travel, or religion.

No right to choose their government or have easy access to education, healthcare, public housing, legal services or social ones. Political parties are banned. So are collective bargaining rights and Internet access.

Arbitrary arrests and detentions are commonplace. So are state-sponsored kidnappings and disappearances – due process and judicial fairness denied. Torture and other abuses substitute.

MBS supports ISIS and other terrorist groups. He’s responsible for waging naked aggression on Yemen, massacring civilians, creating an epic disaster.

Leave it to the NYT to reinvent Saudi Arabia under his coming leadership, the task assigned to pseudo-journalist Thomas Friedman. His commentaries are shallow, deceptive, arrogant, misguided, and worthless reading.

Case in point is his absurd claim about a Saudi Arab Spring, saying “(t)he most significant reform process underway anywhere in the Middle East today is in” the kingdom.

“The crown prince has big plans to bring back a level of tolerance to his society.” Can any thinking person accept this rubbish as journalism the way it should be? No responsible editor would touch it. Times editors featured it.

MBS is as despotic and ruthless as previous Saudi rulers, including his father king Salman. Friedman interviewed MBS, praised his arrest of hundreds of princes, ministers and business figures, a ruthless power grab, solidifying his upcoming rule left unexplained.

According to London’s Daily Mail, “American mercenaries are torturing Saudi elite rounded up by new crown prince – and billionaire Prince Alwaleed was hung upside down ‘just to send a message,’ ” others mistreated the same way.

Lebanese President Michel Aoun said Blackwater USA mercenaries are involved in torturing them – MBS’ notion of instituting “moderate, open Islam” – keeping things like they’ve always been in the kingdom, as brutal and lawless.

Friedman accepted his willful deception about what’s happening in the kingdom without explaining otherwise. MBS’ so-called anti-corruption drive is cover for his real objective – solidifying power, eliminating potential threats to his rule once his father steps down.

MBS disgracefully called Iran’s “supreme leader…the new Hitler of the Middle East,” not a whimper of truth from Friedman, failing to denounce the Big Lie – instead saying “I, for one, am rooting for him to succeed in his reform efforts” – the kind assuring continued Saudi ruthlessness internally and abroad.

Friedman gives journalism a bad name. The Times has a stable of others like him. What they suppress is far more important than so-called news and information they report.

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