Swamp Critters in Australia?

by Phil Hingston

During the recent U.S. election,  Donald Trump stated numerous times he was going to Drain the Swamp. He even had the devoted “Trumpsters” chanting in unison at rallies, “DRAIN THE SWAMP! DRAIN THE SWAMP!” It was sort of catchy, and hey, who wouldn’t want the Swamp drained? Let’s kick out all those corrupt politicians and bureaucrats, criminal banksters and their cronies. Let’s really clean this place up.

But what exactly is  “The Swamp” and how can we identify it. [Read more…]

Part 2: All Wars are Bankers’ Wars — “A Den of Vipers and Thieves” and Assassinations

Andrew Jackson, the 7th US President

By Michael Rivero

Once again the nation [United States] was plunged into debt, unemployment, and poverty by the predations of the private central bank, and in 1832 Andrew Jackson successfully campaigned for his second term as President under the slogan, “Jackson And No Bank!”

Andrew Jackson and the Second Bank of the United States

True to his word, Jackson succeeded in blocking the renewal of the charter for the Second Bank of the United States. [Read more…]

Lap Dog Politicians Fail Australia Yet Again

by James O’Neill*

One of the more profoundly depressing consequences of the aftermath of the American missile attack on the al Shayrat Syrian air base is having to acknowledge how terminally stupid our politicians are.  Either that, or they are so captivated by the dictates of United States foreign policy that they follow blindly in its wake, which is a different kind of stupidity.

Only the independent MP Andrew Wilkie (www.abc.net.au 12 April 2017) and Green spokesperson Scott Ludlum (media release 7 April 2017) have publicly questioned the dominant media narrative.

There are at least four alternative narratives available to explain what happened in what is alleged to be a chemical weapons attack on the Syrian village of Khan Sheikhoun. [Read more…]

Reversal of Fortune

by G5 ©

Peskov leaked through Novosti that Putin will meet Tillerson.

Putin awarded Tillerson The Order of Friendship in 2013 (concerning Exxon-Mobil pumping crude with Russian interests). It is on this basis — and the fact that it is in both Trump’s and Putin’s best interests, to maintain Putin in power.

If Putin is replaced by Zhirinovsky America is dead meat. Russia has just called in all reserve military and moved to a state of war footing — for the first time since 1961. [Read more…]

Syria and The Plan For Its Destruction

One, two, three, FIRE (X 59)

by Dee McLachlan

How should we react to this double assault:

  1. Assad gets blamed for killing his own people “including babies” — a fairly unlikely scenario
  1. Trump “punishes” Assad, by – of course – killing more human beings.

When I first heard about the chemical attack, the 2007 Wesley Clark interview come immediately to mind. [Read more…]

The Democrats

by G5 ©

The Foundation of The American Republic confirmed the pillars of Education and Morality. The Democratic Party provided the alternative.

In a recent CNN interview, Pelosi was not able to name who was the present leader of The Democratic Party. Such was the extent of their self-immolation last November. The noise and wild flung irrational accusations confirming nothing of substance and a desperation at a relevance and existence. [Read more…]

The Titanic Sails at Dawn: Warning Signs Point to Danger Ahead in 2017

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by John W. Whitehead

Editor’s note: this was published in January at the website Rutherford.org.

   “When did the future switch from being a promise to being a threat?” ― Chuck Palahniuk, Invisible Monsters

Despite our best efforts, we in the American police state seem to be stuck on repeat, reliving the same set of circumstances over and over and over again: egregious surveillance, strip searches, police shootings of unarmed citizens, government spying, censorship, retaliatory arrests, the criminalization of lawful activities … asset forfeiture, etc.    [Read more…]

A Win for the Deep State

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Editor’s Note: I was surprised by the manner in which Mike Flynn was side-lined. That’s what happens when one tries to build bridges with Russia. The article below is about the ousting of Mike Flynn taking us down the road to a police state. But Rep. Devin Nunes is leading a push-back. The article is sourced from Antiwar.com.

by Justin Raimondo, February 15, 2017

Let’s be clear about how and why former National Security Advisor Mike Flynn was ousted from his post: a cabal of current and former members of the “intelligence community,” fanatically opposed to Donald Trump’s stated desire to “get along with the Russians,” leaked the top secret transcript of Flynn’s conversation with Russian ambassador Sergay Kislyak. Although we don’t yet know exactly what transpired – as of this writing, BuzzFeed hasn’t gotten their hot little hands on the transcript – there was apparently some discussion of lifting sanctions on Russia, which is something the cabal and its collaborators in Congress and the media are determined to prevent at all costs. [Read more…]

The Man Who Stabbed Verwoerd — NOT

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Assistant editor’s note: This first appeared on Gumshoe on April 15, 2015 as “1960s Assassinations.” Now the author adds more about the patsy, Dimitri Tsafendas

by Dee McLachlan

After the 1960s and a spate of assassinations, leaders (with a few exceptions) have never really been able to lead again. And it seems it all started with Patrice Lumumba – the first legally elected prime minister of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.  [Read more…]

War Crimes in Yemen –- and Refugees

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by Mary W Maxwell

In my “Melania’s Blue Dress” article, I made a throw-away remark about the proposed Mexican wall. Happily, Julius Skoolafish has challenged me. I won’t now go into the question of Mexican immigration, but instead will re-publish an article about Yemen that Julius called to our attention. [Read more…]

Understanding Our Place In The World – And Not Accepting It

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by Dee McLachlan

Gumshoe is very pleased to welcome over a hundred and fifty thousand new visitors to our site this last week. Most of those arrived here by way of the article on “blue man” in connection with the Melbourne tragedy.

Very likely many of the newcomers (I’m hoping they will become part of the intellectual community here!) are unfamiliar with some of the premises that we regulars seem to agree on. [Read more…]

Trump’s Declaration of War

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by Paul Craig Roberts

Editor’s note: This first appeared on Paul Craig Roberts’ website

President Trump’s brief inaugural speech was a declaration of war against the entirety of the American Ruling Establishment. All of it. [Read more…]

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