Why the U.S. Regime Hates Vladimir Putin

Why the U.S. Regime Hates Vladimir Putin

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by Eric Zuesse

Posters across the city of Lviv in Ukraine compare Putin with Hitler

Here is Putin in extemporaneous discussion and interview (translated into English):

The second of those videos shows Putin offering Russia’s billionaires the choice between being dispossessed of their companies by the Government, or else signing an agreement with the Government, promising that they will henceforth place the welfare of their workers and of the people of Russia, above their own personal welfare and wealth, and only one billionaire there, Oleg Deripaska, hesitated, at which point Putin treated him contemptuously and Deripaska promptly signed.

Here is how Britain’s Express newspaper, on 7 October 2015, described that second video:

It shows the 63-year-old [Putin], who has launched a blitz of more than 50 airstrikes against the terror regime [Syria’s ISIS] in recent days, directly confronting Russian oligarchs and ranting at them that they are good for…

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IF BEING OPPOSED TO CHILD -KIDNAPPING,PEADOPHILE-PROTECTING,WARMONGERING, MASS-MURDERING LIARS IS ANTI-SEMITIC …….THEN I AM ANTISEMITIC AS HELL!

If being opposed to child-kidnapping, paedophile-protecting, warmongering, mass-murdering liars is anti-Semitic….. THEN I’M ANTI-SEMITIC AS HELL!

My good friend Venner always keeps me on my toes. He likes asking questions & me being the person I am, I like answering them, that is if I can. For me, there’s very little more gratifying than being able to spread knowledge. Venner left this comment on my website…..

 

I don’t see why the Zionists would think British people care if Labour is anti-Semitic or not. I grew up in London, lived there 35 years. About the only times the word Jew was used by anyone I know was as an insult to describe someone as a tight wad.
In the current climate I wish I was at home.
Michael I have a question for you, assuming you still live in Britain, do you consider yourself a social person I mean like, do you go out to pubs and sit at the bar and chat with random people?
I used to do that a lot, in West London I could walk into practically any pub from Hanwell to Shepard’s Bush and people would know me. I really miss that.
Anyway the reason I ask, when I left England in 2003 I don’t think anyone had realized 9/11 was a conspiracy by Israeli and American Zionists, so it wasn’t a topic of discussion.
I was wondering what the regular British working people think about that now, because if they have figured that out, I know for they will think being anti semitic is probably a good thing.

 

 

So I said….

 

Very interesting. The answer to your first question is I don’t think the British people do care. It’s only the media & those in control initiating all this bullshit about anti-Semitism simply because they want to take the dairy off themselves. They’re the ones in control of the media & our politicians. We naturally don’t like what’s going on & so the last thing the Zionists want is people to realise – ‘hang on a minute. We’re being properly conned by you lot!’ So basically this concoction is merely another ploy to distract away from the truth as well as cause untold grief to Jeremy Corbyn.

 

And no. I do not socialise because I simply do not have either the time or the inclination. However, there’s a massive flip side to this!

 

 

Would you believe me if I told you almost every day I plant a seed into the minds of unsuspecting folk. I do it when I’m merely pursuing normal day-to-day activities like when I’m at the check-out queue at Aldi’s or waiting at the doctors or like yesterday when I was in a small queue waiting to pay for my petrol – one lady behind the counter said to another ‘did you hear Sainsbury & Asda could be merging.’ I immediately jumped in – ‘REALLY? That must be because they’re getting hammered by Aldi (who are the only non Zionist supermarket chain). Then I went into a quick rant about how everyone should dump Sainsbury & all the other stores & shop at Aldi because all the others give money to the IDF. What’s the IDF one asked? I thought lovely – The Israeli army & right now they’re murdering scores of unarmed Palestinians who are merely protesting against the illegal occupation of their land. They’re just murdering innocent people & the pathetic BBC, being run by Zionists, never reports these outrageous atrocities.’ BANG! I paid my bill & walked out.

 

 

Altogether, at least 10 people heard what I said & no one but no one dared to counter. This is what I’m good at & this is why I tell people – SCREW DETAIL. Just be opportunistic. Wait for the right moment & pounce but do it without letting anyone think you’re a busy-body crank who just wants to hear their own voice. It’s a short, sharp, shock routine that works wonders. I had people thinking about shopping at Aldi’s, the IDF scum & the fact the BBC is bent as arseholes, all in the space of 60 seconds flat!

 

 

And yes. I do the same with 9/11 & unsurprisingly have infinitely more success than most people. That’s because I simply say – ‘I saw controlled demolitions. What do you think you saw?’ When you’re dealing with folk who haven’t as yet worked it out, the best you can hope to do is plant a seed. Plain logic.

 

 

Finally, yesterday I wrote a comment saying – ‘frankly, I’m amazed. With the way the Israelis so openly behave so disgracefully, I’m astonished the whole world isn’t anti-Semitic. Then again we know this phrase is a bullshit Zionist concoction so what I prefer to say to people who dare accuse me of anti-Semitism – ‘if being opposed to Child-kidnapping, paedophile-protecting, warmongering, mass-murdering liars is anti-Semitic, THEN I’M ANTI-SEMITIC AS HELL!’

 

 

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    From the APARTHEID israel satanic jew talmud:

    Sanhedrin 59a

    To communicate anything to a Goy about our religious relations would be equal to the killing of all Jews, for if the Goyim knew what we teach about them, they would kill us openly.

    Libbre David 37

    A Jew should and must make a false oath when the Goyim asks if our books contain anything against them.

    Zohar, Toldoth Noah 63b

    When the Messiah comes every Jew will have 2800 slaves.

    Mas. Shabbath 31b

    On the house of the Goy [Goy means unclean, and is the disparaging term for a non-Jew] one looks as on the fold of cattle.

    Tosefta, Tractate Erubin VIII

    When a Jew has a Gentile in his clutches, another Jew may go to the same Gentile, lend him money and in turn deceive him, so that the Gentile shall be ruined. For the property of a Gentile, according to our law, belongs to no one, and the first Jew that passes has full right to seize it.

    Schulchan Aruch, Choszen Hamiszpat 156

    If it can be proven that someone has given the money of Israelites to the Goyim, a way must be found after prudent consideration to wipe him off the face of the earth.

    Choschen Hamm 388, 15

    Happy will be the lost of Israel, whom the Holy One, blessed be He, has chosen from amongst the Goyim, of whom the Scriptures say: “Their work is but vanity, it is an illusion at which we must laugh; they will all perish when God visits them in His wrath.” At the moment when the Holy One, blessed be He, will exterminate all the Goyim of the world, Israel alone will subsist, even as it is written: “The Lord alone will appear great on that day!…

    Zohar, Vayshlah 177b

    That the Jewish nation is the only nation selected by God, while all the remaining ones are contemptible and hateful.

    That all property of other nations belongs to the Jewish nation, which consequently is entitled to seize upon it without any scruples. An orthodox Jew is not bound to observe principles of morality towards people of other tribes. He may act contrary to morality, if profitable to himself or to Jews in general.

    A Jew may rob a Goy, he may cheat him over a bill, which should not be perceived by him, otherwise the name of God would become dishonoured.

    Sanhedrin 58b
    [In other words, if a non-Jew kills a Jew, the non-Jew can be killed. Punching an Israelite is akin to assaulting God. (But killing a non-Jew is NOT like assaulting God.]

    If a goy killed a goy or a Jew he is responsible, but if a Jew killed a goy he is not responsible.

    Sanhedrin 57a
    [Translation: A Jew may rob a Goy, but a Goy may not rob a Jew. If a Goy murders another Goy or a Jew, he should be killed, but a Jew will not be incur the death penalty for killing a non-Jew.]

    Kill the Goyim by any means possible.

    Choshen Ha’mishpat 425:50

    Everyone who sheds the blood of the impious [non-Jews] is as acceptable to God as he who offers a sacrifice to God.

    Yalkut 245c

    Extermination of the Christians is a necessary sacrifice.

    Zohar, Shemoth

    Tob shebbe goyyim harog – Even the best of the Goyim (Gentiles) should be killed.

Injustice and Organised Targetting

cathy fox blog on child abuse

This is a man, Omraj Jeetun, who is trying to get his children and wife back. He says he has been targetted since taking a company to a Employment Tribunal.

Summary of his Story

1. 2012 I took Knowledge Point Ltd to a London Employment Appeal Tribunal.

2- 2013 The appeal was delayed but but we started being gang stalked on daily basis. The gang-stalking surveillance was pointed out to Reading police, Reading Borough Council and Knowledge Point Ltd

3. It is my belief that Knowledge Point Ltd lied, produced forgeries and a fake witness at the Tribunal. A witness claimed that were friends and to know my family, which they did not. A supervisor also claimed to be at work when they were on holiday in Spain.

The case went in the companies favour but ever since my wife and my children have continued to have been targetted.

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Lawyers  for 9/11 families launch petition for new inquiry, citing “conclusive” evidence for explosives in WTC dust

Lawyers for 9/11 families launch petition for new inquiry, citing “conclusive” evidence for explosives in WTC dust

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On April 10 this year, the Lawyers’ Committee for 9-11 Inquiry, a group representing families of the 9/11 victims, filed a petition with the US Attorney for the Southern District of New York to demand a fresh investigation into 9/11. The Lawyers’ Committee claims to have conclusive evidence explosives were used to bring down all three of the WTC buildings that collapsed that day (WTC1,2 & 7).

flags at the 9/11 Memorial during ceremonies marking the 12th anniversary of the attacks – UPI/Chris Pedota /POOL

The petition cites many sources of hard evidence, beginning with two scientific papers claiming thermite (an incendiary) and nano-thermite (an explosive) have been found in the WTC dust. According to Activist Post the evidence cited is as follows:

  • Independent scientific laboratory analysis of WTC dust samples showing the presence of high-tech explosives and/or incendiaries in the form of thermite or thermate.
  • Expert analysis of seismic…

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Musta’ribeen, Israel’s agents who pose as Palestinians | Israeli–Palestinian conflict News | Al Jazeera

Musta’ribeen, Israel’s agents who pose as PalestiniansMusta’ribeen are an elite Israeli undercover unit that disguises themselves as Arabs or Palestinians.by Linah Alsaafin 10 Apr 2018Undercover Israeli security agents detain a Palestinian protester near the West Bank city of Ramallah [Goran Tomasevic/Reuters] MORE ON PALESTINEPompeo says US ‘fully supports Israel’s right to defend itself’today’Gaza is almost dead’: Palestinians frustrated with their leaderstodayMBS: Palestinians should ‘accept Trump proposals or shut up’todaySettler rail line to Israel latest land grab, Palestinians saytoday

They are dressed like Palestinian protesters, speak with the same accents and expressions, and show the same mannerisms. Their faces covered with checkered keffiyehs or balaclavas, they chant against the Israeli army and sometimes throw stones in the direction of the soldiers, all while drawing in other protesters as they get closer and closer to the army.

Then, quick as a bang, the scene erupts, and this group suddenly turns on the rest of the Palestinian protesters, brandishing guns that were concealed under their shirts, firing in the air, grabbing those nearest to them and wrestling them to the ground.The army advances and takes into custody the Palestinians that were caught, as the rest of the protesters disperse, screaming out one word as a warning to others: “Musta’ribeen!”Disguised as ArabsMusta’ribeen, or mista’arvim in Hebrew, is a word that is derived from the Arabic “musta’rib”, or one that is specialised in Arabic language and culture.

In Israeli security terms, the word denotes security forces who disguise themselves as Arabs and carry out missions in the heart of Palestinian societies or other Arab countries.The agents are given rigorous training, and in operations concerning the occupied territories, are taught to think and act like a Palestinian. Their main missions, according to Israeli affairs expert Antoine Shalhat, include gathering intelligence, arresting Palestinians, and – in their eyes – counterterrorist operations.”The first musta’ribeen unit was established in 1942 before the state of Israel came into being until 1950,” Shalhat said.

“This unit was part of the Palmach, an elite division of the Haganah militia, which went on to later become the core of the Israeli army.”Not much is known about these agents because they operate in secret, he added. The Israeli army dissolves these units once their work is found out, and forms new ones to take their place.”The agents must speak Arabic as if it is their mother tongue,” Shalhat said. “They undergo courses to master Palestinian dialects and Arabic accents according to which Arab country they operate in, such as Yemen or Tunisia.”Not much is known about these Israeli agents because they operate in secrecy  [ Mohamad Torokman/ Reuters]

These courses take between four to six months and include how to master customs and religious practices, such as fasting and praying.The agents use makeup and wigs to complete their disguise but are chosen according to how similar their physical features are to Arab countenances.In total, the training can take up to 15 months, and consists of operational field work such as driving and sniping, how to move around in crowded Palestinian settings, and arms training.”One of the most well-known units was the Rimon, which was established in 1978 and remained active until 2005,” Shalhat said. “Their work was mostly concentrated in the Gaza Strip.

Another unit that operated in Gaza was called Shimshon during the 80s and 90s.””The Duvdevan 217 elite unit is still operative within the army. It was established during the 1980s by [former Israeli prime minister] Ehud Barak and currently functions in the West Bank and is considered the most active and secretive.”

: Israel’s Volunteer SoldiersPresence in recent protests In December, Palestinians protested US President Donald Trump’s decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. Hundreds were arrested by Israeli forces, and 10 people were killed across the West Bank and Gaza Strip in the first two weeks.During one of the protests at Ramallah’s northern entrance near the illegal Bet Il settlement, a group of musta’ribeen infiltrated the protest and arrested three young Palestinian men, according to journalist Rasha Harzallah.”They were only there for 10 minutes,” said Harzallah, who was standing the closest to the first Palestinian protester arrested on Wednesday, December 13. “They were dressed exactly like the other Palestinian protesters, and threw a sound grenade at them.””They were about five in total, and pulled out their guns and began firing in the air,” she continued. “The army then suddenly advanced in huge numbers, and they began firing live bullets at people and in the air, even at the journalists.”Harzallah, who works for the official Wafa news agency, said that the agent nearest to her was wearing a dark red shirt and had his face covered with a keffiyeh.”Before, he was standing on the front line with the other Palestinian protesters throwing rocks at the Israeli army,” she said.

“The army then suddenly advanced quickly. Then I noticed the red-shirted man on top of a Palestinian protester, and he was waving his gun towards me and the photographer next to me shouting ‘don’t get close!'”

‘How can they tell who they are?’

Harzallah explained that before the musta’ribeen made their presence known, the protesters were throwing stones at the Israeli army. But the soldiers did not respond, which immediately raised suspicions.

“They did not do anything,” she said. “From experience, the protesters know that when the Israeli army stops firing sound grenades, tear gas, rubber bullets … then there’s a big probability that the musta’ribeen are present among them. But how can they tell who they are?”

In the 2015 protests commonly referred to by Palestinians as the “Intifada of the knives”, Harzallah witnessed another raid by the musta’ribeen, which she described as much worse.

“They fired their weapons at two Palestinians, one in the head and the other in his leg from point-blank range,” she said.

“I saw them drag the Palestinian they had shot in the head…I thought he was dead because I saw bits of his flesh on the ground.”

The young man, Mohammed Ziyadeh, lived; he remains partially paralysed.

In an interview with Al Jazeera shortly after the incident, Ziyadeh relayed from his hospital bed that after being beaten by the musta’ribeen, they fired a bullet at his head and he lost consciousness.

“When I came round, they began interrogating me, but I told them I could not remember anything,” he said, his speech slurred. “They took me to the hospital and beat me up again.”

Ziyadeh underwent two surgeries and was interrogated and beaten after each one. His lawyer finally managed to set him free, and shortly after he was able to move one of his legs again.

With the emergence of the musta’ribeen in protests, Palestinians have learned to become more vigilant.

One way of differentiating themselves from the undercover Israeli agents is tucking their shirts into their waistbands, where concealed weapons would be seen.

“They should also take caution when a group drags other protesters closer to the army,” Harzallah said, “and make sure that there is a group monitoring other protesters.”

Follow Linah Alsaafin on Twitter at @LinahAlsaafin

The Beirut Spy: Shula Cohen

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The Beirut Spy: Shula Cohen

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Source: Musta’ribeen, Israel’s agents who pose as Palestinians | Israeli–Palestinian conflict News | Al Jazeera

Syrian army tightens noose around Palestinian camp | Reuters

Syrian army tightens noose around Palestinian campSuleiman Al-Khalidi4 MIN READAMMAN (Reuters) – Syrian troops tightened the noose on Sunday around a Palestinian refugee camp held by Islamic State militants in southern Damascus where hundreds of civilians face an uncertain future, state media, witnesses and residents said.Soldiers loyal to Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad forces are deployed at al-Qadam area near Yarmouk Palestinian camp in Damascus,Syria April 29,2018.REUTERS/ Omar Sanadiki

Nearly two weeks into a campaign to capture the last area near the capital outside government control that has left many parts of the once-teeming Yarmouk camp in ruins, state media said that the al Qadm neighborhood next to the camp was retaken.Opposition sources said the army was now engaged in fierce fighting with militants on the outskirts of Yarmouk camp where an estimated 1,500 to 2,000 militants are encircled.The militants who are besieged in an ever-shrinking area have repelled successive raids to enter their heavily defended stronghold.State television and the official SANA news agency said a deal had reportedly been reached between the army and “terrorist groups” in the camp to allow them safe passage to the rebel-held northwestern province of Idlib in return for the evacuation of civilians in two besieged Shi’ite villages in the province.It said the deal’s implementation would begin on Monday with buses arriving at the entrance of the camp.

Soldiers loyal to Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad forces are deployed at al-Qadam area near Yarmouk Palestinian camp in Damascus,Syria April 29,2018.REUTERS/ Omar Sanadiki

It did not say which rebel groups were included, but a rebel source said the deal was with the militant Tahrir al Sham, spearheaded by Syria’s former al Qaeda offshoot, which has about 200 fighters in the camp.Although Islamic State jihadists, the main insurgent group in the camp, have vowed to continue to fight, the surrender of their comrades in arms could hasten a similar deal, two opposition sources said.The Yarmouk campaign is part of a wider Russian-backed offensive to regain the last pocket in opposition hands around the capital after retaking eastern Ghouta this month.It has shown no sign of letting up since Western countries launched air strikes on April 14 to punish the government for a suspected poison gas attack.

The fate of hundreds of Palestinians, mostly sick and elderly women and children still in the camp that was once the largest in Syria, is uncertain. UNRWA, the U.N body responsible for Palestinian refugees, has called on warring parties to spare civilians.

“There are some families that have been buried under the rubble and no one is able to retrieve their bodies,” said Abu Osama, a resident who fled the camp two days ago to nearby Yalda, joining thousands of others seeking relative safety there since the start of the latest offensive.“The regime is just burning and destroying … and then trying to advance on several fronts,” said Rami al Sayed, a former resident of Yarmouk who is now on its outskirts.

The camp, which has been under siege by the army since rebels captured it in 2012, was home to some 160,000 Palestinians before the Syrian conflict began in 2011, refugees from the 1948 Arab-Israeli war and their descendents.Amaq, a news agency affiliated to Islamic State, said its fighters had repelled the latest attacks on their positions in al Qadam and Hay al Tadamon, killing at least 17 army fighters killed in sniper attacks.

The ultra-hardline Sunni militants also pushed overnight into some positions in the southern Damascus pocket where mainly mainstream rebels operating under the umbrella of the Free Syrian Army (FSA) are in control, opposition sources said.A deal was reached overnight under Russian auspices to evacuate those FSA rebels based in the towns of Yalda, Babila and Beit Sahem that adjoin Islamic State-held areas to opposition held areas in northern Syria, a rebel source said confirming leaks in state media.Those rebels who have in the past fought both the militants and the Syrian army have also been targeted by the army in an attempt to force them to capitulate.

Reporting by Suleiman Al-Khalidi; Additional reporting by Firas Makdsi in Damascus and Omar Fahmy in Cairo; Editing by Robin Pomeroy and Peter CooneyOur Standards:The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.

Source: Syrian army tightens noose around Palestinian camp | Reuters

Allegations of racism against Princess Michael

Allegations of racism against Princess Michael Danielle Fowler, Harper’s Bazaar 22 hours ago Reactions Reblog on Tumblr Share Tweet EmailFrom Harper’s Bazaar

Further allegations of racism have been made against Princess Michael of Kent in a Vanity Fair article written by her daughter’s former boyfriend, Aatish Taseer.Back in December, the 73-year-old made the headlines after donning a racist blackamoor brooch to Meghan Markle’s first Christmas lunch with the royal family. And now, Taseer – who dated Lady Gabriella Windsor for three years in the early 2000s – has revealed further shocking details about the princess’s problematic past.In the piece – which gives an ‘outsider’s view inside Kensington Palace’ – Taseer revealed that Princess Michael of Kent used to own two black sheep which she named Venus and Serena after the world-famous tennis champions.He wrote: “[She] invited trouble out of what felt like a desire to shock: her pair of black sheep in Gloucestershire were named Venus and Serena.”Taseer also commented on her tone-deaf reaction to another racist controversy which took place back in 2004, when Princess Michael reportedly told a group of black customers to “go back to the colonies” because she believed they were talking too loudly in a restaurant.Taseer wrote: “‘I would never have said that,’ she later confided to me. ‘I’m a historian. I know that America itself was a colony’.”He continued, “She feigned an odd mixture of injustice and contrition: ‘I daren’t even say I want my coffee black anymore. I say, ‘Without milk’.”Buckingham Palace has not responded to the allegations and a spokesperson for the Princess Michael of Kent told The Daily Mail: “There won’t be any comment on the story.”You Might Also Like14 times Meghan Markle and the Duchess of Cambridge were style twinsThe world’s best hotel viewsThe Duchess of Cambridge’s best maternity looks

Source: Allegations of racism against Princess Michael

let us face the facts the royal family are racists, old-school elitists, undemocratic, totally out of touch with the common man.

Amber Rudd resigns hours after Guardian publishes deportation targets letter

Amber Rudd resigns hours after Guardian publishes deportation targets letter Heather Stewart Political editor, Amelia Gentleman and Nick HopkinsThe Guardian30 April 2018

Amber Rudd has resigned after mounting pressure in recent days. Amber Rudd has dramatically resigned as home secretary, after repeatedly struggling to account for her role in the unjust treatment of Windrush generation migrants.The home secretary was forced to step down after a series of revelations in the Guardian over Windrush culminated in a leak on Friday that appeared to show she was aware of targets for removing illegal migrants from Britain.The pressure increased late on Sunday afternoon as the Guardian revealed that in a leaked 2017 letter to Theresa May, Rudd had told the prime minister of her intention to increase deportations by 10% – seemingly at odds with her recent denials that she was aware of deportation targets.

Rudd was facing a bruising appearance in the House of Commons on Monday. Downing Street sources said that in preparing for her statement, new information had become available which convinced Rudd she had inadvertently misled parliament – and she had therefore phoned the prime minister on Sunday to tender her resignation.

In her resignation letter to the prime minister, published hours after the latest leak, Rudd said she had “become aware of information provided to my office which makes mention of targets. I should have been aware of this, and I take full responsibility that I was not.”

The prime minister replied that she believed Rudd had given her evidence “in good faith”; but that she could “understand why, now you have had chance to review the advice that you have received on this issue, you have made the decision you have made, and taken responsibility for inadvertently misleading the home affairs select committee”.

May added that Rudd had led her department with “great integrity, compassion and selflessness – notwithstanding the personal and political challenges you have faced during this period”.

The process that led to Rudd’s departure began on Wednesday when Labour MP Yvette Cooper challenged her repeatedly about removals targets at the home affairs select committee, prompting Rudd to insist “that’s not how we operate”.The next day, she pledged to scrap future targets, saying, “I have not approved or seen or cleared any targets for removals looking ahead, and looking ahead I will not be doing that” – and said she would change the culture of the home office from top to bottom, insisting, “I can do this”.

In her resignation letter, she said the Windrush cases had “shone a light on an important issue for our country. As so often the instincts of the British people are right. They want people who have a right to live here to be treated fairly and humanely, which has sometimes not been the case. But they also want the government to remove those who don’t have the right to be here”.She added, “I had hoped in coming months to devise a policy that would allow the government to meet both these vital objectives”.

Rudd had been working on a long-delayed white paper on migration.The home secretary had faced mounting pressure in recent days over her role in setting the culture and policies that led to long-term residents of Britain from Caribbean countries being denied healthcare, pensions and benefits – and in some cases the threat of deportation.Speculation about her future had swirled around Westminster late into the evening on Friday, as the home office and Downing Street failed to respond for more than eight hours to the Guardian’s revelations.But Rudd finally issued a statement on Friday night insisting, “I wasn’t aware of specific removal targets. I accept I should have been and I’m sorry that I wasn’t.”She had pledged to explain herself in a statement to the House of Commons on Monday. But instead, she drafted a resignation letter.

The prime minister was forced to apologise for the treatment of the Windrush generation during the recent Commonwealth heads of government meeting, after initially refusing a request to meet the leaders of affected countries.Rudd’s own repeated apologies failed to assuage the sense that the home secretary should have known what was happening – and got to grips with it earlier.She would also have faced tough questions on Monday about whether her own enthusiasm to crack down on illegal immigration contributed to the Windrush generation’s treatment.

Shadow home secretary Diane Abbott told the Guardian Rudd had “done the right thing”.“What I said when I called for her to resign last week was that it is a matter of honour. Given all the to-ing and fro-ing and issues about whether she’d been entirely truthful with the home affairs select committee, I don’t think the Windrush generation could have had the confidence in her,” she said.Conservative colleagues rallied round Rudd, however. Chief secretary to the Treasury, Liz Truss, said, “very sorry to see Amber Rudd, however. Chief secretary to the Treasury, Liz Truss, said, “very sorry to see Amber Rudd resign. As well as being a fantastic, compassionate and brave politician; she is a very generous colleague.” Another minister, Margot James, described her as, “competent, authoritative and utterly decent”.

Rudd’s departure risks upsetting the delicate balance in May’s cabinet over Brexit, with a showdown looming on Wednesday about Britain’s relationship with the customs union.

Once relegated to the backbenches, some colleagues were expecting Rudd, a former remainer, to begin speaking out about Brexit, and perhaps even joining the vocal group of rebels challenging the government to pursue a close continuing relationship with the EU.

(April 23, 2018)

Rudd delivered an unprecedented apology to parliament and acknowledged that her department had “lost sight of individuals” and become “too concerned with policy”.

(April 25, 2018)

Rudd apologised for failing to grasp the scale of the problem. She told the home affairs select committee: “I bitterly, deeply regret that I didn’t see it as more than individual cases gone wrong that needed addressing. I didn’t see it as a systemic issue until very recently.”

(April 26, 2018)

On Thursday morning, Rudd was forced to admit officials did have targets for removals, having previously denied their existence.

“The immigration arm of the Home Office has been using local targets for internal performance management. These were not published targets against which performance was assessed, but if they were used inappropriately then I am clear that this will have to change.”

(April 26, 2018)

On Thursday afternoon, Rudd was forced to issue a hasty clarification after appearing to leave the door open to the UK staying in a customs union with the EU.

“I should have been clearer – of course when we leave the EU we will be leaving the customs union.”

(April 27, 2018)

In a series of late-night tweets, Rudd apologised for not being aware of documents, leaked to the Guardian, which set out immigration removal targets.

‘I wasn’t aware of specific removal targets. I accept I should have been and I’m sorry that I wasn’t. I didn’t see the leaked document, although it was copied to my office as many documents are.”

Among those affected by the Windrush crisis there was a sense that the resignation was necessary. Anthony Bryan, 60, who has spent five weeks in immigration removal centres over the past two years, despite having lived in the UK for over half a century, was one of the first people interviewed in the Guardian last November about the Home Office’s behaviour towards him. He said he “nearly fell over” with shock when he heard the news of her resignation.

“It’s a shock. I feel like I helped bring down the home secretary. I wouldn’t say I am pleased; I feel sorry for her in a sense because it looks like she is taking the punishment for Theresa May,” he said.

But he acknowledged that Rudd had not handled things well in her answers on deportation targets. “Either she was lying or she didn’t know. I think she resigned because she didn’t want to face Monday.”

Cardlin Johnson, whose brothers were both Windrush victims, said that the news was bittersweet. “Rudd had to go because of her performance and because of her denials of the targets,” she said.

“But we all know that Theresa May is the architect of that 2014 migration policy. I feel like it is one down, one to go. My personal opinion is: Theresa May next. May should be looking over her shoulder now.”

Source: Amber Rudd resigns hours after Guardian publishes deportation targets letter

The League of Assad-Loving Conspiracy Theorists

The League of Assad-Loving Conspiracy Theorists

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by C J Hopkins

a meeting of the “pro-Assad/Putin” Twitter community

So the global capitalist ruling classes’ War on Dissent is now in full swing. With their new and improved official narrative, “Democracy versus the Putin-Nazis,” successfully implanted in the public consciousness, the corporatocracy have been focusing their efforts on delegitimizing any and all forms of deviation from their utterly absurd and increasingly paranoid version of reality.

The Democratic Party is suing Russia, the Trump campaign, and Wikileaks (seriously … they’ve filed an actual lawsuit in an actual court of law an everything) for launching “an all-out assault on democracy” by publishing the DNC’s emails, “an act of unprecedented treachery,” according to Party Chairman Tom Perez. Wikileaks founder Julian Assange, having already spent the last six years in a room in the Ecuadorian embassy in London to avoid being arrested by the British authorities, extradited to the United…

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SHOCK: Cursach bailed for €1 million despite facing 80 years imprisonment | Olive Press News Spain

SHOCK: Cursach bailed for €1 million despite facing 80 years imprisonmentCursach had three previous applications for bail rejectedByJoe Wallen -28 Apr, 2018 @ 12:00 0DISGRACED former nightlife magnate Tolo Cursach has been released on bail for a whopping €1 million.

The shock ruling comes after three previous attempts for bail were refused.The ‘King of the Night’s’ lawyer successfully convinced three judges he was no longer a flight risk, despite facing 80 years in prison.He was able to raise the money in just five hours, despite having his accounts frozen as part of the investigation.Cursach, who has been inside for 14 months, has been charged with homicide, drug trafficking, bribery and corruption.In total, he faces 16 separate charges also including extortion, coercion, crimes against public finances, money laundering and the illegal possession of weapons.

The Mallorca-born nightclub magnate was allowed to leave Palma jail via a side door to avoid having to face the media.His release comes despite former Judge Penalva expressing concerns that once out of prison, he could intimidate key witnesses in the on-going case.

However, the new judge ruled that he is not a flight risk given his ‘solid’ family and business links on the island, his old age and willingness to list his property as collateral.The judge also insisted there had been no reports of a witness being intimidated in connection to the investigation for over six months.

Source: SHOCK: Cursach bailed for €1 million despite facing 80 years imprisonment | Olive Press News Spain

smell of rotten fish, the stench of corruption.new judge .