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Man Shot After Attacking Israeli Embassy in Turkey With A Knife

A man wielding a knife was shot and wounded by security officials outside Israel's embassy in the Turkish capital, Ankara. An Israeli Foreign Ministry spokesman said the attacker was "wounded before he reached the embassy" adding that "the assailant was shot and wounded by a local security man," he said, adding that all staff at the embassy are safe.

The Grand Global Circus: 2016 US Presidential Elections

On Election Day all the Muslims and the immigrants will vote for Hillary as the first woman President who will follow the first black president into the White House. The US does not tolerate gender, religious, color, ethnic or race discrimination. But what will Hillary do for Muslims in return that Trump would never have been able to do? You guessed it – start a Shia-Sunni civil war. For her it’ll be a simple matter, exactly what she did in Libya.

Hillary Strangelove & Obama Flashbacks

"...Still, there are some red lines that should never be crossed. Clinton did so Tuesday morning, the day of the Pennsylvania primary, when she told ABC’s “Good Morning America” that, if she were president, she would “totally obliterate” Iran if Iran attacked Israel. This foolish and dangerous threat was muted in domestic media coverage. But it reverberated in headlines around the world."

Leaked Colin Powell Email Confirms Israel Has "200 Nukes All Targeted On Tehran"

"The boys in Tehran know Israel has 200, all targeted on Tehran, and we have thousands. As [Iranian President Mahmoudin Ahmedinejad said], ‘What would we do with one, polish it?’ I have spoken publicly about both [North Korea] and Iran. We’ll blow up the only thing they care about—regime survival. Where, how would they even test one?"

The Existential Madness Of Putin-Bashing

Official Washington loves its Putin-bashing but demonizing the Russian leader stops a rational debate about U.S.-Russia relations and pushes the two nuclear powers toward an existential brink.

Bibi Backs Trump — On Putin

John McCain told Pence that Putin was a “thug and a butcher,” and Trump’s embrace of him intolerable. Said Lindsey Graham: “Vladimir Putin is a thug, a dictator…who has his opposition killed in the streets,” and Trump’s views bring to mind Munich. Remarkable. Bibi, a buddy of Vlad, gets $38 billion from the same Republican senators who, when Donald Trump says he will repay personal compliments from Vladimir Putin, gets the McCain-Graham wet mitten across the face.

"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.”