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Beyond 28 Pages: The US - Saudi Relationship Starts To Fray

Answers about Saudi Arabia’s involvement in 9/11 may prove elusive and forever unknown. But more than ever, questions are being raised and subsequent actions are being taken in relation to Saudi Arabia, extending far beyond what’s contained in the 28 pages of fourteen years ago and portending a new realignment of the US and other western countries’ long-standing relationship with this Middle East power.

US Government Releases Redacted "28 Pages" Missing From 9/11 Report

Unleash the revisionist history. The missing 28 pages from the 9/11 report begin as follows: "While in the United States, some of the September 11 hijackers were in contact with, and received support from, individuals who may be connected to the Saudi Government..."

French Government Forced To Admit It "Suppressed News Of Gruesome Torture" At Bataclan Massacre

A French government committee has heard testimony, suppressed by the French government at the time and not released to the media, that the killers in the Bataclan tortured their victims on the second floor of the club... "Wahhabist killers apparently gouged out eyes, castrated victims, and shoved their testicles in their mouths. They may also have disemboweled some poor souls. Women were stabbed in the genitals..."

Homeland Security Prepares For Violence At Republican Convention

Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson said today he is worried that violence will erupt at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland next week. "I am concerned about the prospect of demonstrations getting out of hand. I am concerned about the possibility of violence." FBI director Comey added that  "Anytime there is a national spotlight on a political event in the United States, there is a risk that groups that aspire to do just that, engage in acts of domestic terrorism, will be attracted."

Spoofing Trader Who Outsmarted Citadel And HFTs Gets 3-Year Jail Sentence

Michael Coscia, the first person convicted of spoofing after it was made a crime under the Dodd-Frank Act, was sentenced to three years in prison by a federal judge in Chicago. His real crime? Taking on the HFTs, and Citadel, and winning. Now he gets to spend 3 years in prison thinking about it. And let that be a lesson to anyone else out there who dares to do the same.

Frontrunning: July 13

  • Brexit, what Brexit? Shares near 2016 highs (Reuters), Global Stocks Inch Higher (WSJ), Stocks Climb With Copper as Brexit-Induced Volatility Subsides (BBG)
  • Yen under pressure as global stock markets rally (Reuters)
  • Spanish Banks Surge as Fears Subside Over EU Mortgage Ruling (BBG)
  • Pimco Loads Up on Treasuries as Gundlach to Gross Voice Caution (BBG)
  • U.S. Presses China to Be Responsible Power After Sea Ruling (BBG)

The Strange Gaps In Hillary Clinton's Email Traffic

The media has spent a lot of time parsing through the Clinton emails that already have been released - compiling lists, looking for specific names or discussion of particular issues. But they ought to pay more attention to the holes. Bob Woodward has declared that Hillary Clinton’s email scandal “reminds me of the Nixon tapes.” He’s right. In that case and here, it’s not what’s in the record that’s most troubling. It’s what’s not there.

Obama Blames "Easy Access To Guns" For Surge In Violence Between Police And Minorities

Obama pledged on Saturday to seek ways to calm racial tensions and reduce divisions between police and minorities during his final months in office, but he warned that easy access to guns nationwide exacerbated the problem. "The proliferation of guns among the U.S. citizenry contributes to lethal encounters between minorities and police, heightening the danger law enforcement officers face in even routine interactions with the public."

Hillary's Seven Biggest Lies Refuted By The FBI, And The "Smoking Gun"

There is just one problem with Hillary pushing the narrative that she was "too stupid" for her careless actions to have been the result of premeditation. As the following leaked email exchange shows, Hillary makes it all too clear that not only did she know precisely what she was doing - and thus the implications of short-circuiting government regulations -  but just for the sake of convenience, she was willing to overrule the classified designation and flaunt government regulations.

Comey Forced To Admit Hillary's FBI Testimony "Wasn't Under Oath Or Recorded"

During testimony before Congress on Thursday, FBI Director James Comey stated that the FBI’s interview with presumptive Democratic presidential nominee former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was not under oath or recorded, but was careful to point out for all the paeons listening that it still would be a crime to lie to the FBI.