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Washington Post Caught Spreading More Fake News About "Russian Hackers"

The Washington Post has been exposed again as nothing more than a liberal propaganda machine after admitting that their own story about the alleged "Russian hacking" of a Vermont utility was a total fraud: "Editor’s Note: An earlier version of this story incorrectly said that Russian hackers had penetrated the U.S. electric grid."

Why Politicians Are To Blame For Most Terrorist Attacks

In over-reacting, governments and media play into the hands of the terrorists who want to create fear and demonstrate their strength, but whose greatest gains come when they provoke an exaggerated self-destructive response. There is a dangerous disconnect in the minds of governments and news organisations between what happens in the war in Iraq and Syria and the long-term consequences this has on the streets of Europe.

Thursday Humor? Oman To Join Saudi "Anti-Terror Alliance"

While we can understand shifting regional alliances, we - and everyone else - laughed out loud when reading that in order to show his "ideological proximity" to the Saudis, Oman’s defense minister sent a letter to Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, in which the small Gulf nation decided to join the... wait for it, Islamic Military Alliance Against Terrorism.

Italy Slams ECB For Revealing It Has A "Bank Run" Problem

"It would have been useful, if not kind, to have a bit more information from the ECB about the criteria that led to this assessment," Italy's economy minister Pier Carlo Padoan told Il Sole 24 Ore, as he slammed the ECB. "I was a bit surprised to receive the news, out of the blue and on Christmas day."

China Rattles Sabre - Tests Prototype Fifth-Generation Stealth Fighter

As president-elect Trump plays Boeing and Lockheed off against each other, China flexed its military muscles once again - after sending its aircraft carrier Liaoning into the western Pacific - by testing the latest version of its fifth-generation stealth fighter, state media reported on Monday, as it tries to end the West’s monopoly on the world’s most advanced warplanes.

The Great "Fake News" Scare Of 1530

"The statements that make [established] people maddest are the ones they worry might be believed... If Galileo had said that people in Padua were ten feet tall, he would have been regarded as a harmless eccentric. Saying the earth orbited the sun was another matter. The church knew this would set people thinking..."

Frontrunning: December 27

  • Monte dei Paschi Rescue Cost Jumps as Deposits Fall (WSJ)
  • Russia finds first black box from Black Sea crash jet (Reuters)
  • Prat-Gay Fired as Argentine Finance Minister After One Year (BBG)
  • Fear of Trump Triggers Deep Spending Cuts by Nation's Second Largest Union (BBG)
  • Xi’s Power Play Foreshadows Change in How China Is Ruled (WSJ)