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Re: Oh honestly

Postby Colin Wright » Thu Jul 11, 2019 8:52 pm

The people buying Turkish citizenship. Deposit $500,000 in a bank account for at least three years or buy property worth at least $250,000.

https://www.middleeasteye.net/news/turk ... rs-billion

The graphic is prohibitively large, but the leader -- as one might expect -- is Iran, with 253 buyers. What I found interesting is that Afghanistan's on the list, with 94.

That really jumps out. Afghanistan is not a particularly populous nor a particularly wealthy country. The ultimate source of most of the funds must be all the dollars we have funneled in there in the course of our never-to-end war.

It is, of course, also hardly testimony to confidence in our ability to prevail.
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Re: Oh honestly

Postby Colin Wright » Thu Jul 11, 2019 8:54 pm

...and guess who else was playing with Jeffrey?

'Revealed: Jeffrey Epstein Entered Partnership Worth Millions With Ehud Barak in 2015
Epstein bankrolled a considerable part of Barak's investment in a startup called Reporty Homeland Security ■ Barak: These are private investments, it wouldn't be proper to expose details'

-- Haaretz
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Re: Oh honestly

Postby Colin Wright » Fri Jul 12, 2019 12:42 am

Meanwhile -- and pretty comically -- CNN has changed tacks:

‘Let’s Not Get Caught Up In The Intrigue Of Who Jeffrey Epstein’s Friends Are’

Nosirrie. Nothing of interest there. Move along.
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Re: Oh honestly

Postby Colin Wright » Fri Jul 12, 2019 4:15 am

Master has started playing hardball with Britain.

A recent BBC special -- “Is Labour Anti-Semitic?” -- opened as follows.

'...The partisan tone was set from the opening shot. A young woman whose name was not revealed tearfully claimed to have been abused with antisemitic taunts at a Labour Party conference...

The woman's identity wasn't revealed -- understandably.

'...The woman’s name is Ella Rose, a senior official in the Jewish Labour Movement (JLM), an organisation representing Jewish and non-Jewish members of Labour at the forefront of attacks on Corbyn. Rose has a secret past too: she once worked at the Israeli embassy in London.

Two years ago she and other JLM officials were exposed collaborating with Shai Masot, an Israeli embassy official. He had to be hurriedly removed from the UK after an undercover Al Jazeera documentary showed him plotting with activists in the Labour and Conservative parties to discredit British politicians seen as a threat to Israel.

Most observers believe that Masot was operating within the embassy, as part of Israel’s strategic affairs ministry, which in turn has been running black ops against western critics of Israel. Corbyn, we can safely assume, is high on that list.

Rose is on record as saying she was a close friend of Masot’s.

Her emotional, quavering voice as she spoke to Panorama presented a very different image from her appearances in Al-Jazeera’s undercover footage. There she is shown threatening to use physical violence – employing Krav Maga, a martial arts technique developed by the Israeli army – against another Jewish party member prominent in support of Corbyn...'
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Re: Oh honestly

Postby Colin Wright » Fri Jul 12, 2019 4:21 am

'General Calls Rushed Troop Withdrawal From Afghanistan a ‘Strategic Mistake’'

One wonders just how long they intend to prolong it.

Actually, I suspect the irony is that just about anything other than de facto capitulation would involve cooperation with Iran.
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Re: Oh honestly

Postby Colin Wright » Fri Jul 12, 2019 7:06 am

Interesting to see what effect this has.

'U.A.E. Pulls Most Forces From Yemen in Blow to Saudi War Effort'
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Re: Oh honestly

Postby Ben Turner » Fri Jul 12, 2019 11:15 am

specterx wrote:Hong Kong is fucked, even if they don't know it yet. They're South Africans around 1997 (granted CCP domination beats the pants off Black domination). Time spent protesting would be better spent arranging a USA visa marriage.

They haven't started cracking skulls due to the number of fires Beijing is already facing internationally, plus a crackdown would likely mean the collapse of Hong Kong's banking system, requiring a massively expensive bailout in the short term and killing the golden goose in the longer run. Eventually, those considerations will matter less than preventing HKers from setting a bad example.


My understanding is the Hong Kong police are recruited locally.

Note the police dithering as the protesters stormed into the legislative assembly. I suspect part of the reason the Chinese haven't cracked down is because they can't- not without bringing in enforcers from the mainland and disarming the local police force. And that's going to look like shit on western TV.
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Re: Oh honestly

Postby specterx » Fri Jul 12, 2019 1:06 pm

Colin Wright wrote:Notice something? Trump, Trump, Trump...but not Clinton. CNN even goes so far as to read something into the fact that Epstein once said he wanted to set up a modeling agency the way Trump set up his modeling agency. The Epstein scandal is read as an indictment of Trump -- but Clinton had almost nothing to do with him. Nosirree.

The truth would appear to be almost exactly the reverse: Trump once said something vaguely complimentary about Epstein -- but apparently cut his ties with him once it became clear Epstein was violating even Trump's admittedly rather generous sense of sexual propriety. It's not exactly good news for Trump -- but there's no evidence he ever took advantage of Epstein's...services.

Clinton, on the other hand, is recorded to have ridden the 'Lolita Express' twenty six times -- five times without his Secret Service detail. It's hard to conjure up the scenario where Clinton had no idea what was going on, and -- knowing ol' Bill -- it's also hard to imagine he didn't join in.

As this unfolds -- or doesn't -- it may reveal much about the morality of our betters. It's also going to reveal a lot about how much integrity the national media has left.


In defense of the media (lol!), Bill Clinton hasn't been president for close to two decades and Hillary has (finally) been put out to pasture. So it's not really as relevant as folks who are still major players.

Not to say they've actually covered the story in a balanced fashion.
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Re: Oh honestly

Postby Colin Wright » Fri Jul 12, 2019 4:18 pm

specterx wrote:
Colin Wright wrote:Notice something? Trump, Trump, Trump...but not Clinton. CNN even goes so far as to read something into the fact that Epstein once said he wanted to set up a modeling agency the way Trump set up his modeling agency. The Epstein scandal is read as an indictment of Trump -- but Clinton had almost nothing to do with him. Nosirree.

The truth would appear to be almost exactly the reverse: Trump once said something vaguely complimentary about Epstein -- but apparently cut his ties with him once it became clear Epstein was violating even Trump's admittedly rather generous sense of sexual propriety. It's not exactly good news for Trump -- but there's no evidence he ever took advantage of Epstein's...services.

Clinton, on the other hand, is recorded to have ridden the 'Lolita Express' twenty six times -- five times without his Secret Service detail. It's hard to conjure up the scenario where Clinton had no idea what was going on, and -- knowing ol' Bill -- it's also hard to imagine he didn't join in.

As this unfolds -- or doesn't -- it may reveal much about the morality of our betters. It's also going to reveal a lot about how much integrity the national media has left.


In defense of the media (lol!), Bill Clinton hasn't been president for close to two decades and Hillary has (finally) been put out to pasture. So it's not really as relevant as folks who are still major players.

Not to say they've actually covered the story in a balanced fashion.


Yeah but Clinton is still a fairly prominent figure. And unlike Trump, he was clearly taking full advantages of the services Epstein was offering.

Trump actually looks pretty good in all this. He's been quoted as saying nice things about Epstein back in 2002 -- but wound up barring him from his club when Epstein assaulted a seventeen year old on the grounds or something.
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Re: Oh honestly

Postby Colin Wright » Fri Jul 12, 2019 4:25 pm

Acosta's had to fall on his sword amid a flurry of self-righteous criticism.

The truth, of course, is that...

'Acosta’s team intervened because state prosecutors were about to give Epstein a plea deal to allow him to elude jail and the sex offender registry. He said the U.S. attorney’s office goal was to ensure Epstein got jail time and registry placement—so he couldn’t hide his crimes.'

Epstein's crimes were state offenses. It was a Democratic machine politico that was going to let him walk with probation on a pornography charge or something. Acosta stepped in and did what he could -- but was warned off.

I wonder if we'll ever hear more about that?
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