Yemen’s Houthi rebels -claim drone attacks on Saudi Arabia’s oil -Russia has aerial footage?

September 15, 2019

To point the finger at Iran is a no-brainer.  But how is it that Russia has the aerial footage?

This is the same week that Bolton is booted out of the White House as foreign advisor.  Seems like many players here.

Iran is usually really good at taking the bow for a job they did.  They are not claiming this one.  The Houthies are not really Shia or Sunnies.  They are opportunists though.

The stock price will go up by $8 – $12 per barrel.  Now, THAT is interesting, since it would be in the pocket book interest of the Globalists in US, Russia and Turkey (since they control a vast area of transport) as well as others who would have little angst about the price going up.

There’s one other thing to consider Russia, Turkey and Iran meeting,

Syria’s Idlib to take center stage in Turkey, Russia, Iran talks

The leaders of Turkey, Russia and Iran are to meet again to strike a deal over the last rebel-held enclave in Syria. DW provides an overview of the catastrophic situation in Idlib.

Russland Iran Türkei Erdogan Putin Rohani Sotschi

The presidents of Turkey, Iran and Russia are meeting in Ankara on Monday to discuss Syria and the last rebel enclave in Idlib amid Turkish concerns over the consequences of a Syrian government offensive there.

(https://www.dw.com/en/syrias-idlib-to-take-center-stage-in-turkey-russia-iran-talks/a-50438070?maca=en-rss-en-all-1573-rdf)

 

Houthies attack Saudi Arabia petroleum refinery

With 10 drones the video clip says

Putin knows about the attacks by drones in Saudi Arabia

10 drones —Россия 24

apparently attacked – got through the airspace of SA?

an airspace that is heavily monitored by Israel, US, Iran, Turkey and Russia

None detected? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=07S6sozHJcQ&t=48s

 

AerialFootage

drones

 

These drones look familiar, but that may be because the ME is copying our design?  Not sure.  And how would the Houthies get such sophisticated drones that go undetected.  And 10 of them at that?

How quickly good news (being cheeky) spreads that Russia 24 is able to obtain aerials so quickly?  Lots of Russia / Iran / Houthi cooperation / coordination going on here.

Could they have confused the systems detection devices by “swarming?”

 

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Muhammad Al-Byhaili

Investment watch reports:

Houthi rebels in Yemen claim responsibility for drone strike on oil in Saudi Arabia, Mike Pompeo wants to pin responsibility on Iran.

by hopelessbookworm

Uh oh, could be that Pompeo and Washington hawks have found a window for a false flag. The Houthis claim responsibility for this drone attack but Pompeo claims there’s no evidence of Yemen origins for the drone. They are calling it an “unprecedented attack on the world’s energy supply.” Not reassuring rhetoric there. They really really want their war with Iran.

 

via NYT:

Drone attacks claimed by Yemen’s Houthi rebels struck two key oil installations inside Saudi Arabia on Saturday, damaging facilities that process the vast majority of the country’s crude output and raising the risk of a disruption in world oil supplies.

The attacks immediately escalated tensions in the Persian Gulf amid a standoff between the United States and Iran, even as key questions remained unanswered — where the drones were launched from, and how the Houthis managed to hit facilities deep in Saudi territory, some 500 miles from Yemeni soil.

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo accused Iran of being behind what he called “an unprecedented attack on the world’s energy supply” and asserted that there was “no evidence the attacks came from Yemen.” He did not, however, specify an alternative launch site, and the Saudis themselves refrained from pointing the finger directly at Iran.

President Trump condemned the attack in a phone call with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and offered support for “Saudi Arabia’s self defense,” the White House said in a statement, adding that the United States “remains committed to ensuring global oil markets are stable and well supplied.”

 

POMPEO SAYS ATTACK on SAUDI OIL FACILITIES CAME FROM IRAN & NOT YEMEN

Secretary Pompeo

@SecPompeo

Tehran is behind nearly 100 attacks on Saudi Arabia while Rouhani and Zarif pretend to engage in diplomacy. Amid all the calls for de-escalation, Iran has now launched an unprecedented attack on the world’s energy supply. There is no evidence the attacks came from Yemen.

Secretary Pompeo

@SecPompeo

We call on all nations to publicly and unequivocally condemn Iran’s attacks. The United States will work with our partners and allies to ensure that energy markets remain well supplied and Iran is held accountable for its aggression

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OAN – One America News files suit on Maddow

September 10, 2019
 
NBC Universal is owned by Comcast
Maddow
OAN doesn’t have any connection with the Russian government, but doesn’t NBC and Maddow and many more Coordinate with the DNC?
Is that legal?

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‘One America News’ Claims Defamation In $10 Million Lawsuit Against Rachel Maddow

It looks as though liberals may never learn that just because they disagree with someone’s opinion, it doesn’t automatically make them a tool of the Russian government. And leading the charge of liberals disseminating Russiagate nothingburgers, of course, continues to be Rachel Maddow.

Conservative television network One America News (OAN) is suing Rachel Maddow for $10 million after she referred to the network as “paid Russian propaganda”. OAN filed the defamation suit in federal court in San Diego, according to AP. OAN is a small, family owned conservative network that is based in San Diego and has received favorable Tweets from the President. It is seen as a competitor to Fox News.

OAN’s lawsuit claims that Maddow’s comments were retaliation after OAN President Charles Herring accused Comcast of censorship. The suit said that Comcast refuses to carry its channel because “counters the liberal politics of Comcast’s own news channel, MSNBC.”

It was about a week after Herring e-mailed a Comcast executive when Maddow opened her show by referring to a Daily Beast report that claimed an OAN employee also worked for Sputnik News, which has ties to the Russian government.

 

Maddow said: “In this case, the most obsequiously pro-Trump right-wing news outlet in America really literally is paid Russian propaganda. Their on-air U.S. politics reporter is paid by the Russian government to produce propaganda for that government.”

Except Maddow, likely still upset from spending 3 years trying to promulgate a Russian hoax that didn’t exist, didn’t quite get her facts straight. Big surprise. 

OAN said in its lawsuit that while reporter Kristian Rouz was associated with Sputnik News, he worked solely as a freelancer for them and was not a staff employee of OAN. And the lawsuit includes a statement from Rouz stating that while he has written some 1,300 articles over the past 4 and a half years for Sputnik, he has “…never written propaganda, disinformation, or unverified information.”

Skip Miller, OAN’s attorney stated:

 “One America is wholly owned, operated and financed by the Herring family in San Diego. They are as American as apple pie. They are not paid by Russia and have nothing to do with the Russian government. This is a false and malicious libel, and they’re going to answer for it in a court of law.”

The lawsuit included an August 6th letter from an NBC Universal attorney who stated that “OAN publishes content collected or created by a journalist who is also paid by the Russian government for writing over a thousand articles. Ms. Maddow’s recounting of this arrangement is substantially true and therefore not actionable.”

We’ll see about that.

 HAT TIP

https://www.zerohedge.com/political/one-america-news-claims-defamation-10-million-lawsuit-against-rachel-maddow

 

List of ‘reporters’ / ‘journalists’ exposed in the Wikileaks files

who actively collude with the DNC / Clintons / other Leftist groups

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Sidney Powell – Flynn’s case is of Fed’s misconduct before the court

September 3, 2019

 

Michael Flynn’s Attorney Accuses Feds Of Hiding Exculpatory Information About His Case

Michael Flynn’s new attorney filed a 19-page brief detailing prosecutorial misconduct and seeking sanctions against government attorneys for withholding evidence.

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On Friday, while most of America prepared for the long Labor Day weekend, things exploded in the Michael Flynn case. What began with an intriguing status report, which exposed the chasm between Flynn’s new powerhouse attorney Sidney Powell and prosecutors, culminated with Powell’s filing of a 19-page brief detailing prosecutorial misconduct and seeking sanctions against government attorneys for withholding evidence.

Flynn, who pleaded guilty in late 2017 to lying to FBI agents about conversations he had in December 2016 with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak, awaits sentencing before federal Judge Emmett Sullivan. In Friday’s status report, prosecutors told Sullivan that Flynn’s “cooperation has ended” and that the case is ready for sentencing.

Conversely, Powell argued “the case is not ready for sentencing,” first because new counsel still needs “a significant amount of time” to review the mountainous file. But it was the additional reasons for a delay Powell detailed that piqued the interest of pundits.

“There are serious issues to be addressed by the Court before we can proceed further,” prosecutor-turned-defense-attorney Powell wrote. “First, the government continues to deny our requests for security clearances,” and the impasse requires court intervention, Powell argued. Among the classified information Powell sought clearance to review are “the transcripts and recordings of the phone calls that supposedly underpin the charges against Mr. Flynn,” and “the original or first draft of the FBI 302 of the interview of Mr. Flynn on January 24, 2017,” as well as “any records or documents that show everyone who made changes to that 302.”

Powell’s status report position ended with a note that Flynn’s defense team “expect[ed] to identify more issues for the Court promptly, and we will file the appropriate motions to address those issues as soon as possible.”

Powell soon proved to be a woman of her word, when hours later she filed a “Motion to Compel Production of Brady Material” under seal, and an accompanying brief in support of that motion, which was filed on the public record. (Under Brady and its progeny, the government must turn over material favorable evidence—called exculpatory evidence—as well as material evidence adversely affecting the credibility of a government’s witness, known as impeachment evidence.)

In her brief in support of the motion to compel, Powell pulled no punches. “The suppression of Brady evidence by the government here is ripe for a finding of contempt of this Court’s Standing Order,” Powell pronounced, referencing the order Judge Sullivan entered shortly after the case was transferred to him in December 2017.

That order required the “the government to produce to defendant in a timely manner—including during plea negotiations—any evidence in its possession that is favorable to defendant and material either to defendant’s guilt or punishment.” Sullivan further ordered the government, if it “has identified any information which is favorable to the defendant but which the government believes not to be material,” to “submit such information to the Court for in camera review.”

From there, Powell’s brief focused on two seemingly disconnected complaints. First, Powell highlighted evidence not provided to the defense team, in violation of Brady. Second, she detailed the many abuses in the Russian investigation, such as the Department of Justice’s use of Bruce Ohr and his wife, Nellie, to feed supposed intel from “Christopher Steele to the FBI through his secret back-channel,” after the FBI terminated Steele as a confidential informant. Powell’s brief also narrated a flow chart of the incestuous interactions between FBI agents and DOJ attorneys involved both in the Ohr-Steele shenanigans and Flynn’s targeting and prosecution.

Federal prosecutors will now need to respond to Powell’s motion to compel, although from the status report, their position seems clear. “We take very seriously our discovery and disclosure obligations,” the DOJ attorneys wrote, adding that “the government has exceeded its discovery and disclosure obligations in this matter,” and “is not aware of any classified information that requires disclosure to the defendant or this counsel under Brady or the Court’s Standing Order.”

Because a protective order necessitated the filing of the underlying motion under seal, it is difficult to assess the strength of Powell’s arguments. And it is impossible to predict Judge Sullivan’s reaction to the filing.

When Flynn’s former attorneys highlighted the strange circumstances of the FBI’s interview of Flynn, Judge Sullivan became unhinged and accused Trump’s former national security advisor of treason, before later back-peddling his statements and suggesting instead that Flynn had not truly accepted responsibility and might well see prison time.

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This judge had an outburst that Flynn was looking at jail. His outburst then reflects his ignorance as to the misconduct before the court and was making a presumptive judgement, which is in and of itself “conduct unbecoming” a FEDERAL judge

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What can be predicted, though, is that Judge Sullivan’s response will depend on whether Powell showed a clear violation of Brady, and Powell’s brief is not a mere spew of hyperbole.

In her brief, Powell argued that the government “affirmatively suppressed evidence (hiding Brady material) that destroyed the credibility of their primary witness” and “impugned their entire case against Mr. Flynn.” “They continued to hide that exculpatory information,” Powell stressed, “and they continue to suppress exculpatory information to this day.”

To illustrate her point, Powell then noted that “just two weeks ago,” federal prosecutors “produced 330 pages of documents with an abject denial the production included any Brady material.” Yet, as Flynn’s new attorney noted, “that production reveals significant Brady evidence that we include and discussion in our accompanying Motion.”

If Powell succeeds in revealing significant Brady evidence withheld by the prosecutors—or, for that matter, even one piece of Brady evidence the government lawyers hid—prosecutors have something to fear in Judge Sullivan, who made history when he launched an investigation into the DOJ’s misconduct in a criminal case against now-deceased Sen. Ted Stevens.

How this issue plays out will likely also set the tone on Powell’s requests for access to information concerning potential misconduct by FBI and DOJ agents related to Ohr and Steele. Federal prosecutors will pooh-pooh this request, arguing it is irrelevant to Flynn’s sentencing. But Powell has a solid argument that that evidence bears on the credibility of government witnesses.

So why does Powell want this evidence? Does she intend to pull Flynn’s guilty plea? “That is not what I want to see happen here,” Powell said during an interview on Friday on Lou Dobbs Tonight. “I expect frankly that we find evidence that warrants dismissal of the case for egregious government misconduct.”

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https://thefederalist.com/2019/09/03/michael-flynns-attorney-accuses-feds-hiding-information-favors-case/#.XW6kC9aZpcs.twitter

Russia’s new oil route will affect what American companies?

August 30, 2019

Russia has suggested a northern route for Iran to export its oil to Turkey.

What American Companies will this new oil route affect?

 


“The first sitting American President to come from Kenya “… – Treason or Espionage? Obama to buy Martha’s Vineyard estate. Just rewards?

August 22, 2019

The Rosenbergs were executed for their treason.

In the 1990s declassified material established that American authorities had been solidly convinced that Julius Rosenberg had been passing secret national defense material to the Soviets during World War II.

Yet a suspicion that first arose during the Rosenbergs’ trial in the spring of 1951, that Julius could not have known any valuable atomic secrets, remains. And the role of Ethel Rosenberg and her degree of culpability remains a subject for debate.

https://www.thoughtco.com/rosenberg-espionage-case-4143573

 

News photograph of Ethel and Julius Rosenberg in police van.

URANIUM – 20% was GIVEN away to Russia under Obama.

Jim Jordan, Mark Meadows and Ron DeSantis Request President Trump Declassify/Release Key DOJ/FBI ...

Obamas Make Offer for Multimillion-Dollar Martha’s Vineyard Estate

Said last year ‘there’s only so big a house you can have’

 

 

Former president Barack Obama and former first lady Michelle Obama are in the process of purchasing a multimillion-dollar Martha’s Vineyard estate from Boston Celtics owner Wyc Grousbeck, according to a report.

The former first family is currently in escrow for a 29-acre beachfront estate listed at $14,850,000. The Obamas were renting the house from Grousbeck, who donated $2,300 to Obama for America in 2008, over the summer and loved the property so much they expressed interest in purchasing it with a lower offer, according to TMZ.

The estate — incredible. It’s 29 beachfront acres. The main residence is just shy of 6,900 square feet. It has 7 bedrooms, so Sasha and Malia have a place to crash, along with several of their friends. It has the obligatory pool, an outdoor fireplace, a chef’s kitchen, vaulted ceilings and 2 guest wings. It has incredible views, especially while soaking in the second-floor balcony Jacuzzi.

The estate, which is listed by well-known local realtors Tom LeClair and Gerret Conover, is currently in escrow, but sources told TMZ the deal is going great so far.

The Obamas, who are estimated to be worth between $40 million and $135 million, have vacationed at Martha’s Vineyard several summers. The vacation home they stayed in their first summer in Martha’s Vineyard with Obama as president sold last year for $15 million.

During a speech in South Africa last year, Obama was critical of wealth inequality, and seemed to disparage owners of large estates.

con’t

https://freebeacon.com/politics/obamas-make-offer-for-multimillion-dollar-marthas-vineyard-estate/

 

Holy Crap!!!!!

5:55 mark – “the first sitting American President to come from Kenya “… “A young Kenyan doesn’t have to do what my grandfather did and serve a foreign master ”

POTUS OBAMA admits he’s fraud

“the first sitting American President to come from Kenya “…

“A young Kenyan doesn’t have to do what my grandfather did and serve a foreign master “

 

 

 

 


Russia To Help India Train Astronauts On First Space Mission

July 1, 2019

Seems like Russia is taking SPACE more seriously.  Realizing that technology and innovation is the tool of growth.  THIS is how you grow wealth.  Bringing something NEW to the world. It’s also a hedge militarily.  So, why is America still bogged down with BLOOD draining wars?  The WAR MACHINE is a vampire.

 

LEARNING FROM THE BEST: Russia To Help India Train Astronauts On First Space Mission

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MOSCOW – Russia has announced that it will help India prepare members of its first space mission aboard the nationally manufactured Gaganyaan spacecraft scheduled for late 2021, Russian company Glavkosmos said.

“Glavkosmos and the India Space Research Agency (ISRO) have signed an agreement to assist in the selection, medical examination and space training of Indian astronauts,” the company said in a statement.

Further details of the deal were not disclosed.

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced in August last year that in 2022, when 75 years of India’s independence will be fulfilled, “a son or daughter from India will go into space with a flag in hand.”

After the visit of Russian President Vladimir Putin in October Modi said he hopes Russia will help his country in this task.

India has been developing its own space program since 1947, immediately after the country’s independence.

Elsewhere with India, India’s Foreign Ministry underlined that New Delhi does not intend to abandon its agreement with Moscow to buy S-400 air defense systems despite US threats earier last month.

India is likely to pay Russia in euros for its weapons in order to avoid US sanctions, the Indian daily Economic Times reported , citing anonymous sources.

The sources claimed that while some payments have already been made “through transactions in rupees and rubles”, Moscow and New Delhi have signed an agreement according to which Russian bank VTB will receive payment in euros.

Meanwhile, the Soyuz MS-11 spacecraft’s return capsule landed 145 kilometers from the city of Zhezkazgan, Kazakhstan, at 2:48GMT last Tuesday.

Participants on Expedition 59, Roscosmos cosmonaut Oleg Kononenko, Canadian astronaut David Saint-Jacques, and NASA astronaut Anne McClain landed near the city of Zhezkazgan in Kazakhstan.

Soyuz MS-11 is the current mission of a Soyuz spacecraft to the International Space Station. The spacecraft is capable of carrying three astronauts and its launch took place on December 3, 2018.

LEARNING FROM THE BEST: Russia to help India train astronauts on first space mission


‘Russia’s Google’ Yandex – Hacked by western hackers

June 30, 2019

 

 

Exclusive: Western intelligence hacked ‘Russia’s Google’ Yandex to spy on accounts – sources

WASHINGTON/LONDON/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Hackers working for Western intelligence agencies broke into Russian internet search company Yandex in late 2018, deploying a rare type of malware in an attempt to spy on user accounts, four people with knowledge of the matter told Reuters.

FILE PHOTO: The logo of Russian internet group Yandex is pictured at the company’s headquarter in Moscow, Russia October 4, 2018. REUTERS/Shamil Zhumatov/File Photo

The malware, called Regin, is known to be used by the “Five Eyes” intelligence-sharing alliance of the United States, Britain, Australia, New Zealand and Canada, the sources said. Intelligence agencies in those countries declined to comment.

Western cyberattacks against Russia are seldom acknowledged or spoken about in public. It could not be determined which of the five countries was behind the attack on Yandex, said sources in Russia and elsewhere, three of whom had direct knowledge of the hack. The breach took place between October and November 2018.

Yandex spokesman Ilya Grabovsky acknowledged the incident in a statement to Reuters, but declined to provide further details.

“This particular attack was detected at a very early stage by the Yandex security team. It was fully neutralized before any damage was done,” he said. “Yandex security team’s response ensured that no user data was compromised by the attack.”

The company, widely known as “Russia’s Google” for its array of online services from internet search to email and taxi reservations, says it has more than 108 million monthly users in Russia. It also operates in Belarus, Kazakhstan and Turkey.

The sources who described the attack to Reuters said the hackers appeared to be searching for technical information that could explain how Yandex authenticates user accounts. Such information could help a spy agency impersonate a Yandex user and access their private messages.

The hack of Yandex’s research and development unit was intended for espionage purposes rather than to disrupt or steal intellectual property, the sources said. The hackers covertly maintained access to Yandex for at least several weeks without being detected, they said.

The Regin malware was identified as a Five Eyes tool in 2014 following revelations by former U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) contractor Edward Snowden.

Reports by The Intercept, in partnership with a Dutch and Belgian newspaper, tied an earlier version of Regin to a hack at Belgian telecom firm Belgacom in 2013 and said British spy agency Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) and the NSA were responsible. At the time GCHQ declined to comment and the NSA denied involvement.

‘CROWN JEWEL’

Security experts say attributing cyberattacks can be difficult because of obfuscation methods used by hackers.

But some of the Regin code found on Yandex’s systems had not been deployed in any known previous cyberattacks, the sources said, reducing the risk that attackers were deliberately using known Western hacking tools to cover their tracks.

Yandex called in Russian cybersecurity company Kaspersky, which established the attackers were targeting a group of developers inside Yandex, three sources said. A private assessment by Kaspersky, described to Reuters, concluded hackers likely tied to Western intelligence breached Yandex using Regin.

A Kaspersky spokeswoman declined to comment.

The U.S. Office of the Director of National Intelligence declined to comment. The White House National Security Council did not respond to a request for comment.

Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said the Russian government was not aware of this particular attack on Yandex. “Yandex and other Russian companies are attacked every day. Many attacks come from Western countries,” he said.

Moscow-based Yandex, listed on the NASDAQ in the United States and the Moscow Exchange, has come under tighter regulatory control by the Russian government after the passage of new internet laws.

U.S. cybersecurity firm Symantec said it had also recently discovered a new version of Regin. Symantec declined to discuss where this sample was discovered, citing client confidentiality.

“Regin is the crown jewel of attack frameworks used for espionage. Its architecture, complexity and capability sits in a ballpark of its own,” Vikram Thakur, technical director at Symantec Security Response, told Reuters. “We have seen different components of Regin in the past few months.”

“Based on the victimology coupled with the investment required to create, maintain, and operate Regin, we believe there are at best a handful of countries that could be behind its existence,” said Thakur. “Regin came back on the radar in 2019.”

Reporting by Christopher Bing in Washington, Jack Stubbs in London,and Joseph Menn in San Francisco; editing by Jonathan Weber and Grant McCool


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