Trump Said To Weigh More Sanctions Against Russia, Iran For Supporting Syria

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In addition to presenting a strategy on Syria that appeared to be the opposite of what Rex Tillerson said earlier, when on Sunday the US ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley told CNN that regime change is now a key priority for Trump (on Saturday, Tillerson said that Washington's first priority is the defeat of Islamic State), Haley also said that Trump is considering implementing new sanctions against Russia and Iran. 

“I think that’s conversations that he [Trump] will be having and have started to have, going forward. But I think he will have to look at the situation,” Haley told CNN's Jake Tepper when asked whether Trump “wants tougher sanctions on Russia and Iran.”

Nothing “is off the table at this point,” she added and said that "the discussions are linked to the situation in Syria."

"You saw this terrible tragedy on innocent people, a lot of them children, and the first reaction from Russia wasn’t ‘how horrible,’ it wasn’t ‘how could they do this,’ it wasn’t ‘how did this happen,’ it was: ‘Assad didn’t do it.’ Why was that the reaction?” Haley said.

The US ambassador to the UN went on to suggest that such a reaction from Moscow prompted “the investigation on Russia.”

Meanwhile, the Russian Defense Ministry said “no evidence whatsoever” has been presented by Washington to prove that the Shayrat airfield had any chemical weapons. Not so according to Haley who said that “we’ve seen the evidence on Assad, we know exactly what happened."

We've seen similar evidence before. 

The Russian ministry also said that dozens of representatives of the media, local authorities, and emergency services have visited the airfield since the attack, with no alleged “storage units” or chemical weapon shells being found, and together with Iran called on a mission of professional experts to be sent to the air base.

As Xinhua reports, the Kremlin said in a statement issued on Sunday that Russian and Iranian presidents in a phone conversation stressed the inadmissibility of "aggressive" U.S. actions against Syria in violation of international law. 

Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Iranian counterpart, Hassan Rouhani, called for an objective, unbiased investigation into the chemical weapon incident in the Syrian province of Idlib earlier this week, the Kremlin said in the statement.


The two leaders noted the importance of continuing close cooperation in the political and diplomatic settlement of the chronic Syrian civil war, the statement said. In addition, both presidents expressed readiness to deepen bilateral cooperation in the fight against terrorism to ensure stability in the Middle East.

Finally, going back to Rex Tillerson, the US Secretary of State accused Russia of “failing” to “live up to its commitments under the chemical weapons agreements” in relation to the current situation in Syria.

“The failure related to the recent strike and the recent terrible chemical weapons attack in large measure is a failure on Russia’s part to achieve its commitment to the international community,” Tillerson said in an interview aired on ABC on Sunday. But, he added, there is no “hard evidence that connects the Russians directly to the planning or execution of this particular chemical weapons attack.”  And speaking of hard evidence, some have mused at the complete disappearance of any recent reports in the Wapo and NYT sourced from "anonymous officials" that Trump was cooperating with Russia. We expect this glitch to be promptly remedied, or else that particular narrative may be lost forever.

Talking with ABC, Tillerson - who is set to visit Moscow April 11-12 - said he would “call upon Foreign Minister Lavrov and the Russian government to fulfill the obligation it made to the international community when it agreed to be the guarantor of the elimination of chemical weapons.”

When asked about Washington’s anti-Russia sanctions, the US Secretary of State said “there is no reason to be lifting sanctions.” Those were put in place over the situation in Ukraine and Crimea, Tillerson said, adding that until the issues in that region are addressed, “sanctions will remain in place.” So far he has to confirm Haley's suggestion that more sanctions against Russia and Iran are being considered.

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07564111's picture

Bring it on pindostan shit.

Cruel Joke's picture

The UN mainly consists of the most corrupt people in the world. Remember when Kim Jong-il died? The UN held one minute silence in his honor, that was a wake up call for me. 

Only question you need to ask - cui bono?

WTFRLY's picture

Hunter Van Pelt: [leveling his gun at Alan] End of the line, Sonny Jim. Game's up. Start running.

Alan Parrish: [as Sarah runs into the room] ... No.

Hunter Van Pelt: Aren't you afraid?

Alan Parrish: I'm terrified. But my father says you should always face what you're afraid of.

Hunter Van Pelt: [chuckles] Good lad. You're finally acting like a man.

[aims his gun at Alan]

Hunter Van Pelt: Any last words?

Alan Parrish: [Alan looks down and notices his game piece moving to the end of the board, after which the word "Joomanji" appears, reads it quietly:] Joomanji.

Hunter Van Pelt: Eh?

Alan Parrish: [slightly louder] JOOMANJI.

[Van Pelt cocks his gun... ]

Sarah Whittle: [runs to shield Alan] NO! 

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Donald Trump (not verified) WTFRLY Apr 9, 2017 4:59 PM

I guess he's betting on the wrong horse. How stupid can one get...

Meanwhile Israel is doing their own spring cleaning:

“Friendly” Fire: ISIS Hits US-led Base for “Rebels” in Southern Syria


Kushner and Soros have a good laugh over all this.

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Donald Trump (not verified) DingleBarryObummer Apr 9, 2017 5:03 PM

Please, don't let us stop you from self mining


WordSmith2013's picture

It's only gonna get worse ... much worse!


Why Donald Trump Was Chosen To Star In The Neocon-produced “Trumpocalypse”
Stinkytofu's picture

remember when pol pot was overthrown by the evil vietnamese?

yeah, the usa allowed the khmer rouge to retain the un seat for another 14 years.

fuck the chillins!

HRClinton's picture

What does it matter at this point? The Neocons, New York Cons and the MIC went Full Shittake on Trump:

They keep him in the dark and feed him BS.

Zorba's idea's picture

It would appear that these folks can operate indepedent of any potus...who in the modern reality has become largely a cermonial empty suit charged with keeping the presstitutes preoccupied.

junction's picture

Veterans Today links to a Swedish report identifying White Helmets as child murderers who are henchmen of ISIS.

SoDamnMad's picture

There are more YouTubes calling out the White Helmets and their atrocities.  I went through the latest videos of them handling the children with bare hands, peper masks and wearing flip-flops who supposedly were in contact with Sarin.  There was a man spraying with a fire hose with (supposed decontamination) the ground covered in an inch of watery mud BUT every victim was clean along with the rescuers pants. Not  abit of splashing. Lie the victims were all set down and arranged in this area. So FAKE.

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It is more accurate to think about the 1997 movie "the devil's advocate", scenes of which were shot in Trump's own apartment in a Trump tower and in which Donald Trump appeared, and in which Eddie Barzoon (played by Pacino) is a property developer.

Would you lend your home to have a satanist movie shot ?

Now I don't say Trump is Eddie Barzoon but he probably is a satanist.

Do you think It was an accident if he used Bane's own words in his inauguration speech ?

And isn't Trump a friend of Jeffrey Epstein like Bill Clinton ?

That's too much for coincidence.

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HRH Feant (not verified) Apr 9, 2017 4:41 PM

If you don't see the blast you will know shit is real when the grid / electric / internet / cell service all go down at the same time.

I am surprised it hasn't happened yet.

FreeShitter's picture

These mushroom clouds I have been told are going to be yuuuuuge, yuuuuuuuge im telling ya.

Bay of Pigs's picture

Fuck these assholes. They are all lunatics.

Laddie's picture

At first I was going to say they are not "lunatics" at least by medical definitions, yet there is SOMETHING unhinged in them and I think this does suggest an explanation:

But if we consider such things from the standpoint of the race, not from the standpoint of the individual Jew who battens on us, is it not likely that the material profit counts for much less than the spiritual satisfaction? And if we consider some of the Jews' work, I cannot see how it could conceivably yield a net profit. What monetary gain can they have obtained, or intended to obtain, by spending vast sums to incite the (blacks) to rape, murder, and arson? What profit from destroying civilization in Rhodesia and making that land again a land of savages? What can the Jews in South Africa gain in material terms from their present intensive effort to destroy the white population and make of that country another Rhodesia? Is it not obvious that they could squeeze much more money out of the White population by peaceful parasitism and without inciting the racial hatreds that disrupt the economy and could conceivably bring retribution upon themselves? The only explanation, it seems to me, is that with their race as a whole spiritual considerations are paramount, paramount over profit and even over self-preservation. One can foresee the logical end in a future that may not be too distant: one can see the last Jews dying with exultation on the surface of a planet from which they have exterminated all other human beings, all animals, all vegetation, all life -- a planet of which they have made "a desolation of desolations."

THE YELLOW PERIL (1983) Revilo P. Oliver, late Professor of the Classics, University of Illinois at Urbana

Photo White House, Friday April 7, 2017 Notice that Jared Kushner, close pal of Soros, is sitting at table, Bannon sitting over in the corner near a lamp. A picture IS worth a thousand words!

Enough with the Chess Memes Already

Russia Draws a Red Line for Trump

Roger Stone Tells AJ Jared Kushner Leaking Anti-Bannon Information to MSNBC
Start at about 9:00

Stranahan: Kushner Forcing Out Bannon?

Soros backed Trump son-in-law, Jared Kushner, in real estate venture with $259 MILLION:
George Soros was the man who provided Cadre with a $259 million line of credit. “Soros has had a long and productive relationship with the Kushner family.”

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HRH Feant (not verified) Laddie Apr 9, 2017 4:54 PM

Kushner is one scary dude. Sometimes children marry the wrong spouse. I understand Trump's desire to build a strong family. But he also needs to be able to think clearly and focus without his family around.

Shit if my in law and family were with me at work and with me where I lived 24/7 I would go fucking cray cray. Good enough to visit on holidays but do I want them breathing down my neck 24/7? OH HELL NO.

I don't get Trump being so insecure that he bails on a pro like Bannon for an in law that is a liberal fuckwad. Not logical. And that is the scary part.

therealestg9's picture

You don't get it because you have cognitive dissonance. It. Was. Part. Of. The. Plan. All. Along. Bannon was used as a tool to communicate effectively with the alt right nationalist people in the country and gain their trust and support. Now that the election has been won Bannon has no doubt been told that his services are no longer needed, and if he wishes to remain hired he will stop his nationalist rhetoric and focus instead on just helping Trump secure his voting base. That is probably why there were reports of him arguing with other team members like Kushner, because he was no doubt shocked to find out that it had been a setup the whole time. I believe that he does not want to get fired because I assume he would like to remain in a position of power for as long as he can. So I think that the most recent report of Bannon and Kushner "settling their differences peacefully" imply that he has surrendered and will be subservient to doing whatever the real team leaders like Kushner tell him to do.

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HRH Feant (not verified) therealestg9 Apr 9, 2017 5:57 PM

I am a realist. If Bannon is fired or told to leave shit will hit the fan. Bannon will go back to Breitbart. If that doesn't scare the fuck out of Jared and his NY liberal friends, it should.

People know the MSM is complete BS. I would love to have Bannon back in charge of Breitbart.

And in case you didn't know, those of us that are awake and aware do not vote in a block. Talk about cognitive dissonance! You are talking like people are stupid and easily herded. Ya, okay. Lots of independents out there and good luck trying to herd cats. You can't.

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I didn't mean to singly you out personally, I was just pointing out the cognitive dissonance in a lot of people who still have any hope in Trump or think he is somehow an innocent bystander to all this.

I'm going to have to disagree with you on Bannon going back to Breitbart. Being on the Trump team is a position that has a hell of a lot more power/influence/prestige than being at Breitbart. He needs them to keep his job, they don't really need him. I really doubt that him going to Bretibart would scare them. They already got all the value from Bannon during the election, now they just have him around to maintain the illusion that they still ahve support from the nationalists.

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HRH Feant (not verified) therealestg9 Apr 9, 2017 9:23 PM

I never take anything personally. I know many people are completely entranced. I now expect most people to be ignorant and in a state of CD. When I meet another person that is awake it is a moment of joy!

I don't mind people that disagree with me. This is an information / intellectual war and I embrace honest and frank debate.

If Trump kicks Bannon to the curb that will be dangerous. Bannon is admired by many. If the globablists think they can kick Bannon to the curb and nothing will happen they are mistaken.

I have read a number of articles and many people are suspicious of Kushner. Americans abhor nepotism. We can't stand it. For good reason. Blood is blood. You make sure your blood are educated, housed, clothed, have employment. But that is all. The inheritence of rank and title were the reason people moved to the US. To throw all of that BS away. It is an old way of thinking and the fact that we are having this discussion, in the US in 2017 shows that people like familial dynasties. To a point. I think that most Amercians reject familial dynasties. We are sick to death of the Clintons and the Bushes and the Kennedys.

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Yeah Kushner is a unique example of nepotism in the sense that he is not a subordinate to Trump, but carries himself more as an equal.

I also love how Democrats oppose Trump and Kushner's relationship as nepotism but don't realize that their hero Hillary literally got famous due to nepotism. Hillary started out in pretty much the same role as Kushner did, as a trusted senior adviser to the President who was responsible for a lot of key policy decisions.

I agree with you that getting rid of Bannon is a bad idea, for them. Bannon would probably go to Breitbart and could spill a lot of dirty secrets. Better for them to keep him close and temporarily satisfied with a fat paycheck.

Also I agree with you that frank purely intellectual debate is the only thing that can get us out of this mess. The old InfoWars slogan "There's a war on for your mind!" is probably much more fitting today than it ever was.

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HRH Feant (not verified) therealestg9 Apr 9, 2017 11:01 PM

Correction to my comment: Americans dislike nepotism. It reeks and stinks and we can't stand it.

The arrogance of Kushner is what annoys peope like myself. I walk the line between being a libertarian and a blue-dog democrat and agreeing with the Freedom Caucus. Anyone that thinks they can put me in their box is outta their fucking mind.

About Bannon, I don't think he cares about money. That is the thing with Bannon, he is the real deal, a patriot like myself. Former military. Grew up in a working class household and did good. I don't think Bannon is for sale to the highest bidder. He is all about ideas. And he has fucking skin in the game. Bannon's daughter is a CO. Nothing like having a kid serving in the military to send that knife blade of ice up your spine.

The thing that has shocked me the most in the past six months are the attempts by the left to shut down debate. From the the riots on college campuses to Utube's recent move to shut down accounts to Fuckerberg and Fuckface and what they have done to sell out users in places like Pakistan which result in criminal consequences. I am referring to Fuckerface and his agreeing to report users in Pakistan for blasphemy. Give me a fucking break. Fuckerbutt is agreeing to uphold blasphemy laws?

Oh Bannon has a lot to spill which is why the whitehouse will keep him. If they are smart. Kushner and Ivanka think they are living some super-Dooper fantasy. Like most 30-to-40 year olds they think they know it all. I am guessing they will wake up soon and realize they don't know jack fucking shit. Always a shock when it happens to you. I can't imagine growing up in the lap of luxury and finding out, or being told, by someone like Bannon that you are a crybaby and don't know jack fucking shit about anything.

Oh and I am sick to death of the photo ops of Ivanka with the three kids. We all know she has at least three nannies and how many housemaids? Stop it with the handholding. No one believes the photos.

Zorba's idea's picture

If Bannon has some self respect...he'll disconnect from the shape shifters in the WH and return to breathing white hot fire up these deceitful Gatsbyites

Zorba's idea's picture

That is quite a head fake...motherfuckers!

Laddie's picture

Well his father was VERY pro-Jewish, giving expensive NYC real estate to them for free. Fred C Trump

So we may have been all suckered. I recall saying on ZH years back that the Tribe will NEVER let us vote our way out of this, and yet I had hope. Just not cynical enough.

RagnarRedux's picture

"At first I was going to say they are not "lunatics" at least by medical definitions, yet there is SOMETHING unhinged in them and I think this does suggest an explanation:"

Centuries of intense inbreeding!

Scientists Discover Gene That Predisposes Ashkenazi Jews To Schizophrenia, Schizoaffective Disorder, Manic Depression And Similar Diseases

Ashkenazi Jews Descend From Just 350 People

12 Genetic Studies On Jewish Ethnicity: The "Khazar Theory" Scientifically Falsified(Invalidated)


serotonindumptruck's picture

When a sovereign nation refuses to be bullied by the USSA, the USSA then runs crying to the UN for moar sanctions.

Stinkytofu's picture

no un sanctions.  russia would veto, possibly china as well.

these will be more unilateral us sanctions.


Ignatius's picture

Fuck you, Duke of Orange.  Out of Syria... NOW.

Some 45 times Trump indicated he'd pull back from Syria.  Now we know what a Trump Tweet is worth.

bruno_the's picture


In the case of President Ronald Reagan, in 1987 the cognitive explorer G. B. Trudeau (lead images) anticipated by 28 years the report by a group of Arizona State University researchers that there were early speech symptoms of the deterioration in Reagan’s brain, though they were not diagnosed as Alzheimer’s until 1994; and Reagan didn’t himself die of the disease until 2004. The report from the Department of Speech and Hearing Science, entitled “Tracking Discourse Complexity Preceding Alzheimer’s Disease Diagnosis: A Case Study Comparing the Press Conferences of Presidents Ronald Reagan and George Herbert Walker Bush”, can be read here.  

Last August, Trudeau warned,  three months before the presidential election won by Donald Trump, that “whatever else this election is about, it’s primarily a referendum on mental health.” The first diagnosis of Trump’s symptoms in office — reduction in the number of unique words, increase in conversational fillers and non-specific nouns  —  occurred this week, when a group of researchers from a London publication reported  they had found in Trump “tentative signs that there is more method in the madness”. 

Last night, in a 2 minute-51 second declaration of US war on Syria, Trump mentioned God three times – once to identify His parentage of children;  once to invoke His advice on launching the new US war;  and once to bless what remains of “America and the entire world”. This is the first time in American history that divine authority has been invoked instead of the US Congress —  as required by Article 1, Section 8, of the Constitution,  and the by War Powers Resolution of 1973.

bruno_the's picture

And now this

Massive US Invasion of Syria Has Already Begun, Alex Jones Exclusive

Is-Be's picture


tentative signs that there is more method in the madness”. 

Illucidate please. Do they conclude that Trump is losing his marbles? I prefer plain speech. (Except in poetry, where allusion and metaphor are mandatory)

I would that the God that Trump invokes were his own, Tyr.

Stinkytofu's picture

....tentative signs that there is more method in the madness”. ..........


Willard: I don't see any method at all, sir.

ndree's picture

Debt is spiralling outta control...countries R pulling out of the $Toilet paper system of BShittery, the Saudis & their oil could disappear, few would take notice, so Uncle Sam sees the day of reckoning coming.  Our man in the WH has come face to face with the BIG black we MUST continue the Madoff scheme of pyramidal piratage. Syria must go DOWN, Iran must go DOWN, Russia must submit to Big Daddy & his puppeters.  No one will be going down without a major fight.

VWAndy's picture

 The pod people seem to have taken over.

Stormtrooper's picture

Cue Russian carpet bombing of Syrian ISIS sites where Americans are operating illegaly.

Is-Be's picture

So some testosterone poisoned kids got sucked into dieing as heroes for nothing.

Where were the old men? Where is the steadying hand? 

The lunatic monotheists have usurped the role of fathers, uncles and grandfathers.

Unless we extract this Great Parasite from our minds, Mr. Darwin will favour cowards and weaklings. Our womenfolk will be forced to breed with trash.

Ultimately this is a battle of Memes. 

Abandon the Three Semitic death cults. You do not have to choose between Islam, Christianity or Judaism. Turn your back on them all and end this madness.

unsafe-space-time's picture

Two of those are antisemitic. Some people don't know shit what Christianity is and you never will. Because Christianity has volunteers the other two have conscripts.

So your poly-satantist, child sacrificing, penis worshiping, pederast ass should move to a country that is populated by your kind. Also trump represents your kind.

Is-Be's picture

Such hate from a religion that preaches love!

Your very words betray you.

Christianity was imposed upon us by the same sward that Islam offers..(and with the same lies about peace)

Charlemagne lied to 1000 Saxons when he said that he would spare them if they converted to christianity at Irmunsul. He butchered them all as they stood naked in the river. Vikings were the blowback.

And a Christian mob carved up Hypatia using seashells.

Is a tree not known by its fruit? Has your Christianity brought the peace and love that it preaches? Or is a Christian nation bombing Islamic nations under the guidance of that other Monotheistic death cult, Judaism.

Judaism that craves Armageddon, to force the return of their Messiah? (Trumpets blaring).

The line that separates the sane from the insane is Insight.

quax's picture

What separates the righteous from the ignorant, is that the latter just see what they want to see.

Is-Be's picture

Self praise is no commendation.

quax's picture

Good. I am glad that you realize that praising yourself, as you did in the comment I responded to, really didn't come off well.

HRClinton's picture

If the RuAF goes Full Dresden on them, be sure to drop leaflets first and notify folks on the interwebs and social media.

It's the politically correct thing to do.

RagnarRedux's picture

Fucking idiot tool of the ethno-oligarch collective!

Eretz Israel/Future Israel

The Ethnic Clique That Sold Us The Iraq War

A Strategy For Israel In The Nineteen Eighties

by Oded Yinon, translated by Israel Shahak | KIVUNIM / Palestine with Provenance | February 1982

cui-bono's picture

Obey, Goy Bitchez!

BurningBetty's picture

I guess we now have the definitive proof that all the presidental candidates who in the end win the presidency slowly realize that that which they campaigned on will never be implemented and that they are nothing more than tools by which the power-elite operate and run this show. Just remember what Trump campaigned on; COOPERATION WITH RUSSIA AND NO MEDDLING IN THE MIDDLE EAST! JOINT OPERATIONS TO RID THE WORLD OF ISIS! In less then 3 months the narrative has taken 180 degree turn. Even the Donald seems to have underestimated the power of the MIIC and banksters. The only way this war against humanity will be won is when the war is taken by the people to the doorstep of these cunts!