Posted by r. a. Vid by RT UK Wed., Eve, June 26, 2019
“George Galloway talks truth on the US escalating war with Iran and how the country is NOT Iraq.”
Posted by r. a. Vid by RT UK Wed., Eve, June 26, 2019
“George Galloway talks truth on the US escalating war with Iran and how the country is NOT Iraq.”
The Hill.com By John Bowden Wed., June 26, 2019
Lawyers for Bill Cosby filed an appeal of his 2018 conviction on three counts of sexual assault on Tuesday, arguing that the comedian faced an unfair trial.
Law and Crime reported Tuesday that the 348-page appeal filed by Cosby’s attorneys argued that Cosby’s trial was tainted by the testimony of other women who accused him of sexual assault but were not related to the three charges on which he was convicted last year.
Cosby was convicted in April of drugging and sexually assaulting Andrea Constand, a former employee with Temple University where Cosby had received an honorary degree that has since been rescinded.
He is behind bars after being sentence to three to 10 years in state prison by a judge last September.
The 81-year-old former star of “The Cosby Show” tweeted Tuesday that it was a “beautiful day” and thanked his “millions of supporters,” while including a picture of his attorney wheeling stacks of boxes containing his appeal into the courthouse.
“This is a beautiful day and it’s delicious. You’re seeing it as it was described to me by Mrs. Cosby — a photo showing the “Wheels Of Justice” delivering my appeal to the Superior Court of Pennsylvania.”
“Thank you to my millions of supporters (the freedom fighters)…Thank you to my lawyers; thank you Sharp Shooter (Andrew); thank you to my family; and thank you to my Beautiful Bride, Mrs. Cosby… for these strong words, “America will be great when it fulfills the last four words of the revered Pledge of Allegiance…..”and justice for all,” Cosby wrote in a pair of tweets Tuesday.
PRESS TV.COM Wed., June 26, 2019
Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei has dismissed America’s claim about seeking talks with Tehran as a “deception,” saying such an offer is merely aimed at stripping the Iranian nation of its “elements of power.”
Ayatollah Khamenei made the remarks during a meeting on Wednesday with staff members of Iran’s Judiciary in Tehran in response to numerous offers of negotiations recently put forward by US President Donald Trump and his hawkish administration officials amid a campaign of “maximum pressure” against the Iranian nation.
“Having failed to achieve its goal through pressure, the enemy is coming forward with an offer of talks — while assuming the Iranian nation is simple-minded — and claims ‘the Iranian nation should make progress,’” Ayatollah Khamenei said.
This nation, the Leader added, will “definitely make progress, but [that will happen] without you and on the condition that you don’t approach it.”
Washington’s offer is, in fact, meant to strip Iran of its weapons and eliminate its elements of power, Ayatollah Khamenei said.
Fearing Iran’s might, the Americans are now attempting to bring the country to the negotiating table so they could take away “this weapon and element of power” and wreak havoc on the nation, the Leader said.
Ayatollah Khamenei said in case Tehran accepts the offer and submits to Washington’s demands, the US will then move to harm the nation, and if Iran rejects the offer, the US will keep up its pressure as well as its political and propaganda campaign against the Islamic Republic.
The Leader further reaffirmed that the Iranian nation will not retreat in the face of America’s “cruel sanctions” and “insults” and will continue on the path to progress and prosperity.
“The world’s most hated and vicious government — which is itself behind wars, sedition and exploitation of other countries — levels accusations against and hurls insults at the honorable nation of Iran on a daily basis,” the Leader said.
“However, the Iranian nation will not be taken aback by such ugly measures and will not retreat,” Ayatollah Khamenei stated.
Full article here: https://www.presstv.com/Detail/2019/06/26/599472/Iran-Leader-Judiciary
MEMRI.org Tues., June 25, 2019
Gen. Hossein Dehghan, (pic above) former Iranian defense minister and currently defense affairs advisor to Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei, said in a June 20, 2019 interview on Iraq’s Al-Nujaba TV that the Americans are fully aware that their assets in the Middle East can be “obliterated” by Iran’s missiles and that they know that a war in the region would not be a “walk in the park.”
The behavior of President Trump and the U.S. indicate that they fear the outbreak of war, he added, because they cannot gain global legal legitimacy or assemble an international coalition for such a war. He added that in the event of a war in the region, Iran would uproot Israel and totally erase it from the face of the Earth, and that America would find itself in the “garbage bin of history.” Such a war would not happen, he concluded, because of how powerful Iran is.
Gen. Hossein Dehghan: “It has become clear what is important to the [Americans] is to protect the lives of their soldiers, and the equipment in their bases in the region. “They know full well that most of those bases are within the range of our missiles, and that our missiles can totally obliterate those bases. They consider this even before they take into account the lives and property of their allies.
“Trump proved once again that he is merely an agent of his administration’s interests, that a war in this region would not be a walk in the park, that the United States is by no means ready for war, and that it completely understands how strong Iran is.
“Israel has realized that this war would not be a walk in the park. The flame of this war will move immediately to Israel. Israel knows that Iran will erase its entity and uproot it from existence in case of a war.”
PRESS TV.COM Tues., June 25, 2019
Indian police are hunting for about a dozen people who tortured a Muslim man for 12 hours and captured it on a video that has gone viral since his death shortly afterwards.
“We have arrested the main accused for the murder, but a dozen people from the mob are on the run,” Kartik S., the Seraikela police chief, told AFP on Monday.
The Muslim man, Tabrez Ansari, (pic above) died in hospital on Saturday, four days after a group of men tied him to a pole and beat and punched him over allegations that he carried out a burglary in the eastern state of Jharkhand.
In a 10-minute video, Ansari was also forced by the mob to shout “Jai Shri Ram,” a slogan widely used by Hindu hardliners that means “Hail Lord Ram.”
Kartik confirmed that the footage showed the 24-year-old being forced to shout the Hindu slogans.
The incident was the latest suspected case of religious violence against Muslims in India.
Human Rights Watch and activist groups have expressed concern about rising brutal attacks in the country by self-appointed “cow protectors” against Muslims and lower castes over rumors that they trade or kill cows for beef.
The selling of beef is banned in several Indian states, and its consumption is now permitted in only eight of the country’s 29 states and territories.
Many Hindus regard the cow as sacred, but India’s Muslim minority engages in the trade of cattle for slaughter and consumption, chiefly of buffalo meat, as well as dairy purposes.
Cow vigilantism by Hindu groups has surged in India since Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party came to power in 2014 even as most of the country’s 29 states have already banned the killing of cows for meat.
The following are excerpts from “Without Real Leadership, the West Is Bumbling Toward Armageddon on Iran”. Full article at link. (r. a. note)
Russian Insider.com By Paul Craig Roberts Mon., June 24, 2019
If Israel succeeds in having its Washington puppet attack Iran, Israel and its neoconservative agents will not welcome failure of their objective. They will fight against failure with more dangerous moves. I can easily imagine the fanatics having Trump “save face” by destroying the world and issuing some kind of ultimatums to Russia and China or resorting to the use of nuclear weapons against Iran.
The insouciant (unconcerned/carefree) American—indeed, Western—people are kept unaware by design. It is the function of the presstitutes to control the explanations given to the people. The US Congress is bought and paid for by the Israel Lobby, as are most important politicians in the UK and Europe. What I am telling you is that it is very easy for fanatics to produce Armageddon.
Stephen Cohen and I, and a few surviving others, lived through the 20th century Cold War. In recent years we both have reported on numerous occasions that the threat of nuclear war today is far higher than during the Cold War.
One reason is that during the Cold War US and Soviet leaders worked to defuse tensions and to build trust. In contrast, since the Clinton regime the US has worked consistently to build tensions. Both Cohen and I have listed on many occasions the tension-building activities pursued by all post-Reagan/George H.W. Bush administrations.
The Russians no longer trust Washington, and neither do the Chinese. Washington has lied to, and about, Russia so often in the 21st century that Russian trust of Washington is exhausted. No matter how earnestly the Russian government wants to trust Washington, it dare not do so.
Therefore, it takes very little miscalculation for the morons in Washington to cause a threat-ending response from Russia as Washington has convinced the Russian government that the US intends to destroy them.
The orchestration of Russiagate by the Democratic Party, military/security complex, and their media whores has, as Stephen Cohen has emphasized, forced President Trump in an act of self-preservation to adopt the neoconservative attitude toward Russia and other “non-compliant” governments. This attitude is dangerous enough in the best of times. It is extremely dangerous after trust has been destroyed by years of lies and false accusations.
Perhaps there is someone in the Trump administration who has the intelligence to understand the dangerous situation and who has Trump’s confidence. But I do not know who that person is.
A Scottish teenager who was kicked out of class for asserting that there are only two genders has reportedly been suspended from school for three weeks.
The 17-year-old sparked a debate about free speech and Britain’s “progressive” education system last week after he shared a three-minute film of his teacher telling him that he could not say that there are only males and females because it was not “inclusive” to say so.
An education source told The Mail on Sunday that the young man had been suspended for breaching school policy by filming his teacher without his consent. According to friends, the Aberdeenshire teen said he covertly shot the film and shared it online to reveal the “dangerous” and unscientific indoctrination being presented to young and vulnerable children.
One pupil told the Sunday tabloid: “He decided to film the teacher because he wanted to show what was going on in schools today for simply stating there are only two genders. He has nothing against anyone who identifies as LGBTQ, but completely disagrees that there are more than two genders and that it’s a social construct.
“He believes telling kids that boys are girls and girls are boys is a very dangerous thing and wanted to get his views across to the teacher. His view is that scientifically there are only two genders. This new gender theory that there are unlimited genders is something that should be discussed and debated — not just thrown into a class discussion and if you disagree you get kicked out of the room.”
The incident reportedly began during a “personal and social education” lesson where the teacher found a website that listed two options for gender — male and female — which he allegedly called “old-fashioned”.
The young man disagreed, and was separated from his peers and reprimanded in a separate room.
The teacher claimed that whilst the boy was entitled to his “opinion” he could not share it at school, as maintaining that there are many genders was “national school authority policy”.
“I know what you think, and I know what the authority thinks, I know the authority’s point of view is very clear,” he declared.
Middle East Monitor.com Mon., June 24, 2019
British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt (pic above) has stated that the United Kingdom would consider joining the United States in potential military action against Iran.
While speaking on a campaign trail in Scotland, the Prime Ministerial candidate told the Daily Mail newspaper on Sunday evening that “we will stand by the United States as our strongest ally” but that Britain would consider “any requests for military support on a case-by-case basis.”
Hunt stated that “we’re constantly in touch with the United States” and acknowledged that the recent act of sabotaging tankers in the Gulf “is almost certainly Iran” which makes the UK “very concerned.”
He also stressed that “the solution is for Iran to stop its destabilising activity throughout the Middle East,” and that Britain’s goal is “to de-escalate the situation but we are of course extremely worried.”
The comments by Hunt come as US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo visits Saudi Arabia today in his mission to build a “global coalition” against Iran, with the Kingdom and its neighbouring ally the UAE at the forefront.
Speaking yesterday prior to his departure, Pompeo (on left) announced that “we’ll be talking with them about how to make sure that we are all strategically aligned and how we can build out a global coalition.”
These efforts, Pompeo outlined, are for the purpose of preventing Iran from attaining “the resources to foment terror, to build out their nuclear weapon system, to build out their missile programme.”
Tensions between the US and Iran have increased dramatically in recent weeks after a number of oil tankers were attacked and sabotaged in multiple incidences in the Arab-Persian Gulf, which the US and its allies in the region have accused Iran of conducting.
Iran, however, has repeatedly denied the claims. Relations reached boiling point after the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps shot down a US surveillance drone which reportedly entered the country’s southern airspace on Thursday.
Fort Russ.com By Paul Antonopoulos Sun., Eve., June 23, 2019
The military readiness of the Iranian army was a surprise to the United States, said an analyst.
Analyst Ali Reza Rezahah, an expert on US foreign policy, political observer and columnist at the analytical center of Iran’s supreme leader KHAMENEI.IR, commented about the incident with the North American drone overturned on the Gulf of Oman.
“The main thing in this accident was that Iran has defined a ‘red line,’ and that ‘red line’ is border breach and invasion of Iran’s territory. Iran has said this many times and warned that any reconnaissance drone or other military aircraft that invade the territory of the country would be immediately attacked by anti-aircraft defense systems,” he said.
According to Ali Reza Rezahah, Iran is ready to give a decisive response and the United States must understand that the drone invasion of its airspace is not a joke.
“US troops have often inadvertently or mistakenly breached the border, and the Iranian military has always acted very accurately and professionally in such cases,” he said.
He recalls that it is well known that Iran in foreign policy follows well-considered approaches. “The only side that carries out an aggressive and provocative policy is the US,” said the expert.
The drone crash shows that Iran intends to defend itself in either case.
“As for [US president] Trump, as the presidential election approaches, and given the past election campaign under President Bush’s disapproval slogan for the “shameful war” in Iraq, it is unlikely that he [Donald Trump] wants to enter into a new war he will not be able to get out of,” the analyst revealed.
Ali Reza Rezahah is of the opinion that if Donald Trump does not understand this, people of good sense in the US political elite will explain this to him.
“The Americans … did not expect their drone to be dropped so quickly. The military readiness and accuracy of the Iranian anti-aircraft defense were a big surprise to the US,” he said.
Iran’s strong position in the region shows that the country is able to carry out a powerful military maneuver and the US knows this better than the others, the analyst says.
“As for the war with Iran, it is necessary to see how Trump can benefit from it in the last year of his presidential term,” he concluded.
Posted by r. a. Vid by August Weed Sun., June 23, 2019
Lindbergh’s speech is applicable to the present situation within the Trump administration which may lead to WW 3. In 1941, those who opposed going to war were labelled as “anti-Semitic” and “Nazis”. The propaganda spewed out by Hollywood and the mainstream media in 1941 eventually got the Americans to join in the war – WW11. (r. a. note)