Author Archives: wendyedavis

Do.Not.Trust.the.Intercept


A warning heard increasingly fervently among many alternative journalists and bloggers.

First: ‘Whom Not To Trust – U.S. Government Indicts Another Intercept Source;  Another source that provided government secrets to The Intercept has been uncovered and indicted by the U.S. government, May 9, 2019, moonofalabama.org
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Jeez, amy goodman; again with the White Helmets propaganda?

She’s good on some issues, but others…my stars.  H/t to Tony Cartalucci on Twitter (3-parts) for the heads-up.

 “Inside Syria’s Secret Prisons”: A Harrowing Account of How Assad’s Torture Machine Crushed Dissent’, democracynow.org, May 16, 2019 
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Palestinian Resistance

May 15, 2019 was the 71st commemoration of Nabka (‘the Catastrophe’ as per Palestinians), when in 1948 hundreds of thousands, some say a quarter of a million,  Palestinians either fled or were forcibly removed from their traditional homelands.  Given that timing, many journalists have been covering the March of Return protests in Gaza, ‘anti-Eurovision’ events, as well as describing the ongoing horrors of life in Gaza and the West Bank.

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who’s in charge of this loose cannon of a (waning) empire?

Who’s in charge  may depend on the issues at hand, of course: Bolton, Pompeo, Trump…and let’s not forget Bibi.  If you guess Deep State, I reckon I’m tired of passing the buck by now…I want Names, dammit!

Let’s start with this news most of you know by now:Washington orders US personnel out of Iraq amid war buildup against Iran’, Bill Van Auken, 16 May 2019, wsws.org
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Leaked Report: Douma Chemical Attack Likely Staged

‘Further Evidence US Attacked Syria Based on False Flag’, Tony Cartalucci, May 15, 2019, journal-neo.org*

“Recent revelations mean the US not only falsely accused Damascus of having carried out the attack – but launched military strikes against Syria based on an entirely false pretext. To date, the US has categorically failed to produce any convincing evidence backing their original claims.
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Saber-rattling against Iran hits a ferocious level

Who can leash the Dogs of War before they’re let slip in earnest?  Perhaps Chinese or Russian diplomats?  As allies, both nations would be included in a regional war, and both nations excel in diplomacy.  In the past we’d heard that some of his Generals had known what a nightmare war on Iran would be for US allies…now? Who can say?

Via wsws.org May 11, 2019: ‘With B-52s, carrier battle group in place, US war against Iran on a hair trigger’ (some key paragraphs)
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is Julian Assange being chemically tortured?

Karen Kwiatowski is making that case at Off-Guardian, May 9.

I find that I just need to get this out of my head and leave it here. You may find that I’m a paranoid nutbar, but as the old saw goes: just cuz you’re paranoid it  don’t mean they really ain’t out to get ya!  Nor does Kwiatowski offer ‘proof’ save from unnamed source(s):(some snippets):

“The US appears to be a nation of laws, and yet, we absolutely are not.  One of many lessons and perspectives we gain from the study of Julian Assange is just that.  US political influence and debt-funded largesse resulted in Assange’s ejection from the Ecuadorian Embassy into the UK prison for terrorists in Belmarsh.   US domestic corruption and misreading of the Constitution produced his indictment.
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