Saudia Arabia to Sell All US Assets as Congress Overrides Obama Veto


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Congress voted to override Obama’s veto that families of those killed in the terror attacks on 9/11 would not be allowed to sue Saudi Arabia. This is the first time he has been overruled. This will open the courts in New York to some very interesting court battles, but Saudi Arabia will most likely sell off all US assets to prevent any US court from freezing their assets. If they take everything out of the USA, then they can ignore the courts and not defend at all exposing themselves to discovery rules that will be very intrusive.


White House Enraged At “Most Embarrassing Vote Ever” Senate Veto Override

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President Obama is on track for his first veto override. Senators voted 97 to 1 to affirm a bill allowing 9/11 suits against Saudi Arabia.

A sweeping bipartisan majority in the Senate rejected President Obama’s veto of legislation that would allow families of those killed in the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks to sue Saudi Arabia for any role in the plot, all but assuring that Mr. Obama would suffer the first override vote of his presidency.
The vote was 97 to 1, with only Senator Harry Reid, Democrat of Nevada, siding with the president.
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President Duterte calls Barack Obama a ‘son of a bitch’


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The president of the Philippines, Rodrigo Duterte, has warned Barack Obama not to question him on extrajudicial killings, saying: “Son of a bitch, I will swear at you.”

According to the Associated Press, the Filipino president’s angry words came in the run up to a summit in Laos, where the two leaders will meet. Washington has expressed concerns about a recent surge in drug-related extrajudicial killings since Duterte came to power in May and Obama is expected to raise these worries at the summit on 6 September.

Before leaving for Laos on 5 September, Duterte said: “I am a president of a sovereign state and we have long ceased to be a colony. Who is he to confront me? As a matter of fact, America has one too many to answer for. Everybody has a terrible record of extrajudicial killings.”

This isn’t the first time Duterte has lashed out at politicians. In August, he called Washington’s ambassador to the Philippines a “gay son of a whore” and has also caused controversy over his remarks regarding Senator Leila De Lima’s alleged love affair.

Duterte has refused to backtrack on his campaign against illegal drugs and recently hit out at the United Nations (UN) for criticising the police killings. He also turned down a meeting with UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon at the summit in Laos.

According to Reuters, Duterte said before leaving for the summit: “Plenty will be killed until the last pusher is out of the streets. Until the [last] drug manufacturer is killed, we will continue.”

On 31 August, Duterte said that Obama must listen before questioning him, noting: “They must understand the problem first before we talk about human rights.”

According to local police data, at least 2,000 people have died in drug-related killings since Duterte won the election in May. Half of them have been killed in police operations, while the rest of have been killed in shootings by unidentified gunmen.

Before becoming president of the Philippines, Duterte was the mayor of Davao for 10 years from 1988, after which he held a seat in congress and returned to the mayoral office in 2001. He was nicknamed “The Punisher” due to his tough stance against crime and threats to kill 100,000 criminals and “throw their bodies into Manila Bay”.

Living up to his nickname, Duterte’s presidential campaign vowed to bring back capital punishment and give security forces the right to “shoot to kill”. He has previously vowed to kill even his own children if they took drugs. Despite all of this this, Duterte won the May election in a landslide and was sworn into office for a six-year term.

During his campaign, Duterte said: “Forget the law on human rights. If I make it to the presidential palace, I will do just what I did as mayor. You drug pushers, hold-up men and do-nothings, you better get out. Because I’d kill you.”


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VIENTIANE, Laos (AP) — President Barack Obama called off a planned meeting Tuesday with new Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, seeking distance from a U.S. ally’s leader during a diplomatic tour that’s put Obama in close quarters with a cast of contentious world figures.

It’s unusual for one president to tell another what to say or not say, and much rarer to call the other a “son of a bitch.” Duterte managed to do both just before flying to Laos for a regional summit, warning Obama not to challenge him over extrajudicial killings in the Philippines.

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Big O #Brexit BS


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Obama who told the Brits back in April they had to go “to the back of the queue” and would not be able to strike a trade deal with America “any time soon” if it leaves the European Union


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The Impact of BREXIT on the EU

The true impact, on Britain and on Europe, will start to become visible rather quickly.  It is absurd to think that anything has to change in respect to trade between the EU and Britain. What this  means is really that Britain will not be subservient to Brussels and would be in the same position as the United States. However, our sources are telling us that the EU will try to punish Britain, as they did the Greeks, for having the audacity to reject their superiority. This may become more of a nasty divorce where when a couple moved in together the wife hated his lucky lazy-boy to watch games. In divorce, it will cost him $50,000 in legal fees to get the lazy-boy back that she threatened to throw out many times. NATO is nothing without Britain. Indeed, Europe is incapable of defending itself without Britain and the USA.

The Scottish are threatening to hold their own referendum to separate from the UK and remain in the EU. That too is insanity. Sottish independence is one thing. To remain in the EU is to surrender their independence and become subservient to Brussels. Ireland wants a referendum to unite North and South. That will probably only result in civil war. Britain should step out and let them duke it out.

When the markets crash in Europe as Brussels tries to outlaw short selling to prevent markets to go against the politicians, this means that Britain will remain as the place to do business and Euro will suffer. The banks were just doing what the establishment told them to do. The threats that banks would leave makes no sense whatsoever.

Meanwhile. the arrogance and threats of Obama who told the Brits back in April they had to go “to the back of the queue” and would not be able to strike a trade deal with America “any time soon” if it leaves the European Union, has shown just what politicians have become – buffoons who will say anything to win the moment. Now Obama said: “The people of the United Kingdom have spoken, and we respect their decision. The special relationship between the United States and the United Kingdom is enduring, and the United Kingdom’s membership in NATO remains a vital cornerstone of U.S. foreign, security, and economic policy.” He continued: “The United Kingdom and the European Union will remain indispensable partners of the United States even as they begin negotiating their ongoing relationship to ensure continued stability, security, and prosperity for Europe, Great Britain and Northern Ireland, and the world.”

Vice President Joe Biden said: “I must say we had looked for a different outcome. We would have preferred a different outcome … but the United States has a long-standing friendship with the United Kingdom and that very special bond will endure.”

So much for go to the bank of the queue. There are trade agreements already in place with Britain. Nothing new needs to be negotiated.

 

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Obama wants Worldwide Taxes


Malaysian premier Najib played golf with Obama in Hawaii and the GST was enforced on April 01, 2015 in spite of protests by the people.

The GST is just the beginning of …a world tax system


 

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Obama is calling for tax reform worldwide the same as his socialist IMF candidate Christine Lagarde. Obama said “There is no doubt that the problem of global tax avoidance generally is a huge problem.” This whole issue always focuses on people not paying whatever the government demands. It never addresses government squandering money. Obama went on to say “We shouldn’t make it legal to engage in transactions just to avoid taxes.” He further added that “the basic principle of making sure everyone pays their fair share”. These statements are so dishonest and Orwellian it is frightening for the less educated cheer. If one of your parents was American and you were born in Canada and paid taxes their your whole life, the IRS is after them because all Americans owe taxes to Washington even if you never lived here or used any services to justify paying your “fair share” or something you do not use. This statement is so twisted because it is government who sees whatever you earn as their’s and it is they who want a share of your earnings regardless if it is fair. They rob us of money we pay into Social Security and never allow the average person to earn money for retirement. The “rich” get rich from investment, not wages. They rob the citizen of that money and then promise to given they payments in the future never investing anything.

When will the ignorant wake up?

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Obama Murders #Flight9268 Plotters, Threatens Russia Olympic Ban If Truth Told


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By: Sorcha Faal, and as reported to her Western Subscribers

In what can only be described in Orwellian terms, a new Foreign Intelligence Report (SVR) circulating in the Kremlin today states that the Obama regime has relegated to “unperson” status three American mercenaries believed to be plotters in the shooting down of Flight 9268 over Egypt that became the worst aviation disaster in Russian history.

Even worse, this report continues, the Federation has been “strongly notified” by the Obama regime that if it doesn’t “cooperate” with the “official” Western storyline that Flight 9268 was brought down by a bomb, Russian athletes will banned from participating in the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio.

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As we have previously exhaustively detailed in our previous reports on this terrorist caused catastrophe (Islamic State Shootdown Of Russian Plane “Will Be Avenged” Vows Russia, Russian Plane Shootdown Now Labeled “Political Event” As Putin Orders Nuclear War Readiness, Daring Raid Captures CIA “Assets” Who Downed Russian Plane In Egypt and Russian Emissary Death In US Spurs Flight To Moscow Of Plane Shootdown Terrorists), the destruction of Flight 9268 has been conclusively linked by Russian intelligence services to an Islamic State terror cell financed by Saudi Arabia that was operating in the Sinai under “orders and procedures” dictated from a secret American base operating in Yemen.

The knowledge of this Islamic State-Saudi Arabia-United States “plot” to destroy Flight 9268, the SVR had previously reported, was first uncovered back in August when these terrorist forces attempted to down a British based Thomas Airways flight approaching this area with 189 persons on board that had been “electronically manipulated” and then fired upon by a surface-to-air missile—which the pilot was able to evasively maneuver away from with this missile just missing his plane by 1,000 feet.

Even though no Western intelligence agency bothered to inform either Russia, Egypt or the public about this attempted August shootdown of this Thomas Airways flight, the SVR had stated, Federation Aerospace Forces had detected from their satellite detection devices the “signature” of this missile being fired and its “communication/association” with Yemen.

Once the “communication/association” between the Islamic State terrorists operating in the Sinai and Yemen was established, the SVR had, also, previously reported, SVR intelligence analysts and Spetsnaz (Special Forces) personal were dispatched to Yemen in an effort to find the secret base from which this plot was being masterminded.

In the days just prior to the 31 October destruction of Flight 9268, this report continues, one of the American contractors under the surveillance of these SVR-Spetsnaz personal in Yemen was captured and after “questioning/interrogation” revealed strategic information, after which he was released.

On 31 October itself, this report grimly notes, and based upon the strategic information given by the American contractor, SVR-Spetsnaz personal in Yemen were able to “secure/penetrate” the secret American base directing the shootdown of Flight 9268 capturing two additional American contractors while another two escaped fleeing to Saudi Arabia and then to Jordan.

With the two American contractors captured by SVR-Spetsnaz personal being flown back to Moscow for further “examination”, this report says, the first American contractor that was captured and released has now been reported dead, along with the two American contractors who fled Yemen to Saudi Arabia and then to Jordan.

US media reports that the name of the American contractor first captured by SVR-Spetsnaz personal in Yemen was John Hamen, who was a former Communications Observer at the US Special Operations Command Air Force Base in Florida—and whom the US State Department states they don’t know the “cause/reason” for his death.

US media reports further state, this report says, that the names of the other two American contractors who fled Yemen before being captured by SVR-Spetsnaz personal were Lloyd Fields Jr. and Damon Creach—both of whom, likewise, were said by the Obama regime to have been killed in Jordan when fired upon by a Jordanian policeman.

Critical to note about both Lloyd Fields Jr. and Damon Creach, this report continues, were that they were both mercenaries employed by the secretive private American intelligence company known as   DynCorp International that describes itself as being able to provide flight operations support, training and mentoring, international development, intelligence training and support, contingency operations, and security, and whose “flight/radar manipulation” equipment was captured at the Yemen base that brought down Flight 9268.

So thoroughly and completely has the Obama regime gone in turning these American mercenaries into “unpersons”, this report sadly notes, the families of two of them have had to resort to begging to bury them and feed their children—and as the GoFundMe pages for John Hamen and Damon Creach prove.

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As the Obama regime continues its massive cover-up of its complicity in the shooting down of Flight 9268, this report notes, the continuing “investigation/examination” of this catastrophe by SVR intelligence analysts appears to show that these murdered American contractors believed they were conducting an “exercise/test” while “provoking/deceiving” this Russian plane with 224 people on board to a lower altitude so that it could be destroyed by an Islamic State missile.

And in a confirmation of this fact, this report further states, the Obama regime this week, through its “intelligence channels”, has “highly suggested” that the Federation accept the “story/fabrication” of Flight 9268 being downed by a bomb, otherwise Russian athletes will be banned from participating in next years Olympic Games because of their alleged doping—a complete falsehood as the facts of Russian athlete drug testing proves it is now, and always has been, under the control of the Olympic organization itself and has nothing to do at all with the Federation.

With the entire Obama regime Syria strategy being to overthrow the government to get a pipeline through to Europe from Saudi Arabia to compete with Russia and reduce its economy with regard to the natural gas it sells to Europe, and the United States and its allies cutting a deal with Islamic State terrorist “not to touch the civilian aircraft of the Western Coalition”, this report concludes, nothing shows the deceptive arrogance of this monstrous regime more than while at the same time forcing the families of its soldiers/mercenaries to beg for money to bury them, US Army combat helicopters were filmed this week providing air cover for a massive Islamic State convoy heading into Syria from Iraq.

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What Washington Isn’t Saying About the #TPP ‘Victory’


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Manuel Pérez-Rocha, policy analyst at Institute for Policy Studies, says that the stated purpose of the agreement — to eliminate tariffs — has distracted people from its more subtle goal of protecting corporate profits

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Xi, Putin Stay at Chinese-Owned Waldorf Obama Snubbed


This is a very important story and shows how China and Russia are increasingly close and strong allies who are flexing their muscles and asserting themselves as rival superpowers to the U.S.

The Chinese are very aware of the importance of symbolism and this appears to be a subtle show of allied force and underlines the strength of their deepening alliance with Russia. – Gold Core


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The Waldorf

Chinese President Xi Jinping leaves the White House, where he discussed the theft of commercial secrets, and heads to New York to check in tonight at the Waldorf Astoria, where his privacy is sure to be guaranteed by the hotel’s new Chinese owners.

On Sunday, Xi will be joined by Russia’s Vladimir Putin, who also picked the Waldorf for his first stay in Manhattan in a decade, according to diplomats preparing for the Eurasian leaders’ address to the annual seven-day session of the United Nations General Assembly.

The occupancy of two such high-profile figures, whose countries routinely vote in tandem at the UN Security Council, comes as the U.S. instead switches loyalties after a decades-long tradition of staying at the storied hotel built on a former cemetery. President Barack Obama and his entourage will relocate to South Korean-owned Lotte New York Palace Hotel for UNGA week.

The Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc. sold the midtown hotel in 2014 to Beijing-based Anbang Insurance Group Ltd. for $1.95 billion. For now, the 42nd floor of Waldorf Towers still serves as the official residence for the U.S. ambassador to the UN.

Secure Location

While the Hilton will manage the property for the next century under the terms of its sale, Anbang’s ownership and call for a major renovation raised concerns about whether the Waldorf would remain a secure location for sensitive and classified government conversations, according to two U.S. officials, who asked not to be named citing sensitivity of the matter.

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Pakistan’s Nawaz Sharif are staying at the Waldorf, which is just a few blocks east of the UN campus.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff, whose personal phone calls have been spied on by the U.S. National Security Agency, instead chose lodgings farther north from Turtle Bay in east Midtown.

Merkel will be getting her beauty sleep at the Mandarin Oriental in Columbus Circle, and Rousseff at the Plaza Athenee in Lenox Hill.

(Corrects to remove reference to South Korean president in sixth paragraph.)

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