Israel

"It's An Inside Job" Oliver Stone Says DNC Hack Is A "Disguise From What's Really Going On"

Never one to shy away from controversy, infamous director Oliver Stone (see here, here, and here) is once again challenging the mainstream media's narrative; this time with regard the "russian hacking and leak of the DNC." Speaking with CNN's Christine Amanpour, the Hollywood director said he believes the Democratic National Committee email hacking scandal was an "inside job...to disguise what’s really going on..."

US To Provide Israel With Record $38 Billion In Military Aid

While the US relationship with Saudi Arabia can be described, perhaps courtesy of the latter's donations to the Clinton campaign, as one of preferential treatment when it comes to arms deals, the relationship with Israel is even simpler. As Reuters reports, the US and Israel reached an agreement on a record new package of at least $38 billion in U.S. military aid to be supplied to Israel over the next decade.

Frontrunning: September 13

  • IEA Changes View on Oil Glut, Sees Surplus Enduring in 2017 (BBG)
  • Futures dip with oil as investors assess rate hike chances (Reuters)
  • Hilsenrath - Divided Federal Reserve Is Inclined to Stand Pat (WSJ)
  • 'I didn't think it was a big deal,' Clinton says of pneumonia bout (Reuters)
  • Clinton's Lead Narrows Among Independents, Voters Nationally (NBC)
  • Libor’s Reaching Point of Pain for Companies With Big Debt Loads (BBG)

Syrian Army Claims It Shot Down Israeli Warplane, Drone; Israel Denies

Just hours after the hard-fought Syrian ceasefire deal went into effect after sunset on Monday - a deal which even Washington has expressed uncertainty whether it will hold or not - moments ago the tentative peace may have been broken when a new counterparty emerged, after the Syrian army claimed it had shot down an Israeli warplane and drone flying over its territory, following an Israeli attack on a Syrian army position in southern Syria, state media reported.

Frontrunning: September 2

  • Donald Trump Revised Immigration Speech After Mexican Leader’s Tweet (WSJ)
  • Hillary Clinton Raised $143 Million in August for Democrats and Her Campaign (NYT)
  • Putin says he doesn't know who hacked U.S. Democratic Party (Reuters)
  • Samsung issues recall for Galaxy Note 7 after battery fires (Reuters)
  • Putin Joins "OPEC Headline" Fray, Pushes For Oil Production Freeze, Iran Exemption (ZH)

Latest Guccifer Leak Reveals What Democrats Really Think Of Black Lives Matter

In newly leaked documents by Guccifer 2.0, a DCCC staffer (who now works for Hillary) describes the BLM as a "radical movement" and warns against using phrases like "all lives matter" or "black on black crime" as such phrases are “viewed as red herring attacks” and will "only anger BLM activists.”

Don't Think Armageddon, Think "A Thousand Balls Of Flame... And Then Crickets!"

A whiff of World War III hangs in the air. In the US, Cold War 2.0 is on, and the anti-Russian rhetoric emanating from the Clinton campaign, echoed by the mass media, hearkens back to McCarthyism and the red scare. In response, many people are starting to think that Armageddon might be nigh - an all-out nuclear exchange, followed by nuclear winter and human extinction. It seems that many people in the US like to think that way. But most of the recent American warmongering toward Russia can be explained by the desire to find anyone but oneself to blame for one’s unfolding demise.

A Kingdom In Turmoil: Saudi Societal Discontent Grows

"Given the current state of affairs in the Middle East, continued Saudi support for extremism and terrorism and increasing Islamic terror attacks on Europe and the US, US/Saudi relations will continue to deteriorate or remain in flux, regardless who wins the US Presidency in November 2016... we are likely to see more societal discontent and harsher responses by the Saudi oligarchy. Some signs are already evident..."

Look Who Is Gutting The First Amendment!

"The [American Bar Association] wants to do exactly what the text calls for: limit lawyers' expression of viewpoints that it disapproves of...  state courts and state bars should resist the pressure to adopt it."