Monday 30th of November 2020

conan the baghdadi's slayer....


Donald Trump tweets previously classified name of 'hero' dog from Baghdadi raid, after photoshopped Medal of Honour image

Mr McCloughan, who saved the lives of 10 fellow soldiers during the Vietnam War, told the New York Times he was not offended by the image, reportedly laughing when he saw the photo.

He pointed out that Medal of Honour recipients accept the award on behalf of their teams, which sometimes include military dogs. 

"They are very courageous," he told the newspaper. 

"This recognises the dog is part of that team of brave people.

Mr Trump dubbed the dog an "American hero" on Tuesday after news broke about the Baghdadi's death.

The dog's name was classified and not released with its photo, however, Newsweek journalist James LaPorta reported it was named Conan.


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and this is the way the dog did it...

a few conan dead pups...

The Dissembler-in-Chief took to Twitter this past weekend to let the world know that “Something very big has just happened!” We now know that that something was a daring special forces raid that ended in the death of Osama bin Laden!

. . . Or is that Abu Musab al-Zarqawi?
Or maybe Abu Omar al-Baghdadi?
No, no, it was Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi! Honest! 

We took DNA evidence before we threw him in the sea! Find out about the unlikely story of Baghdadi’s umpteenth death in this timely edition of The Corbett Report podcast.

A full transcript, audio-only version, links, sources and show notes are all available here.


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pardon my sarcasm... I only meant to be satirical...


Read comment above and watch the Corbett Report video... The goddess of truth died a long time ago at the bottom of a deep well, though on the oil front, the Donald speaketh with a straight bat...


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the united states of niccolò machiavelli: sub realismi cuiusdam politici…

between fiction and reality...


“The Caliph”, a CIA blockbuster between fiction and reality

by Manlio Dinucci

It is a well-defined product. At the end of a vast special operation in which an unavowable weapon was used, it is necessary to stage the death of the person who wielded it. This is the best way to erase the traces in public opinion. After Bin Laden’s death, this is al-Baghdadi’s death...

"It was like watching a movie," President Trump said after witnessing the elimination of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the Caliph, Daesh’s leader, transmitted in the White House Situation Room. It was there that in 2011 President Obama witnessed the elimination of the then enemy number one, Osama Bin Laden, leader of Al Qaeda.

The same staging: the US secret services had long since located the enemy; he was not captured but eliminated: Bin Laden was killed, al-Baghdadi committed suicide or was "suicided"; the body disappeared: that of Bin Laden buried in the sea, the remains of al Baghdadi disintegrated by his explosive belt were also dispersed at sea.

The same company that produced the film: the Intelligence Community, made up of 17 federal organizations. In addition to the CIA (Central Intelligence Agency) there is the DIA (Defence Intelligence Agency), but each sector of the Armed Forces, as well as the State Department and the Department of Homeland Security, has its own secret service.

For military actions, the Intelligence Community uses the Command of Special Forces, deployed in at least 75 countries, whose official mission includes, in addition to the "direct action to eliminate or capture enemies", the "non-conventional war conducted by external forces, trained and organized by the Command".

This is exactly what took place in Syria in 2011, the same year that the US and NATO wars demolished Libya. This is demonstrated by documented evidence, already published. For example: 

- In March 2013, the New York Times published a detailed survey on the CIA network through which rivers of arms for Islamist militants trained by the US Special Forces Command arrive in Turkey and Jordan, with funding from Saudi Arabia and other Gulf monarchies [1]. 

- In May 2013, a month after founding Daesh, al-Baghdadi met with a delegation from the United States Senate in Syria headed by John McCain, as revealed in photographic documentation [2]. 

- In May 2015, Judicial Watch revealed a document by General Michael Flynn, dated August 12, 2012, in which it was stated that there was "the possibility of establishing a Salafist principality in Eastern Syria, and[that] this is exactly what the Western countries, the Gulf states and Turkey that support the opposition want" [3]. 

- In July 2016, Wikileaks revealed a 2012 email from Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in which she wrote that, given the Iran-Syria relationship, "the overthrow of Assad would be an immense benefit for Israel, reducing its fear of losing the nuclear monopoly" [4].

This explains why, although the US and its allies are launching the military campaign against Daesh in 2014, Daesh’s forces can advance undisturbed in open spaces with long columns of armed vehicles.

The Russian military intervention in 2015, in support of the Damascus forces, reversed the fate of the conflict. Moscow’s strategic objective is to prevent the demolition of the Syrian state, which would cause chaos as in Libya, exploitable by the USA and NATO to attack Iran and surround Russia.

The United States, short-circuited, continues to play the card of Syria’s fragmentation, supporting the Kurdish independence fighters, and then abandoning them in order not to lose Turkey, NATO’s outpost in the region.

Against such a backdrop, it is understandable why al-Baghdadi, like Bin Laden (formerly a US ally against Russia in the Afghan war, then in Bosnia and Herzegovina), could not be captured for public trial, but had to physically disappear to make evidence of his real role in the US strategy disappear. That’s why Trump loved the movie so much and it ended well.

Manlio Dinucci


Roger Lagassé


Il Manifesto (Italy)


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a hero-cat named donald-the-retoucher...

While many netizens had something to say about Trump reposting the image originally doctored by the Daily Wire, 45 took to Twitter on Thursday and countered claims that he was frightened to be around the military dog by announcing the pooch would be visiting the White House “sometime next week.”

However, in usual Trump fashion, he stirred up more social media controversy by calling the Belgian Malinois by his name - “Conan.”


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To tell the truth, I hate cats... But what I meant to say is that I HAVE RETOUCHED THE PICTURE AT TOP.  The said picture has been used by the general mass media, but — as far as I was concerned — the head of the dog was too dark... My photoshop being defunct, I had to do it with Preview — an antediluvian program that has some unsung features...


retouching heroes...

In regard to the photo at top, The Project, that Channnnnnel 10 news for commmmmedians and young sssssmart fuzziiiiies, mentioned again a couple of days ago, retouching — removing pimples and blemishes — of school kids on their class photo. The  PPPPPProject already mentioned this a few years ago:


the war of retouching...


Note the link to old people photos has been lost. It should be :

in bed with terrorists...

Syria became a testing ground for the US as it refines its tools to safeguard global hegemony, President Bashar Assad told RT’s Afshin Rattansi in an exclusive interview. He also explained what many Syrians are fighting for.

Washington sees its former dominant role slipping away and is trying to preserve it using all means available, the Syrian leader believes. So the US would “fight the Russians, the Iranians, the Syrians, whoever said ‘No’. Even their allies if they said ‘No’. Like the Western governments, they will fight with them,” he said.

In fact, Syria was targeted by the US after two very costly direct military invasions in Afghanistan and Iraq. In the latter case, the US and its allies fought against Saddam Hussein – an Iraqi strongman, who enjoyed active support of Washington and London for decades – particularly in his war with another American rival – Iran.

Yet, later, relations between them soured in the wake of the Gulf War and Saddam’s Iraq was eventually designated a target for US invasion in 2003.

Campaigns against Saddam and the Taliban in Afghanistan turned out to be too costly for Washington and apparently brought lower yields than expected.

So, the US took a different approach in an attempt to topple his government, Assad said, a war through jihadist proxies. Contrary to the public declaration that terrorist groups like Al-Qaeda, the Nusra Front or Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS) were to be eliminated, the US had no qualms about supporting them as long as they were following their goals.

“Al-Qaeda is a proxy against the Syrian government, against the Russian government and the Iranian government,” he explained.

How did ISIS rise suddenly in 2014?! Out of nowhere! Out of nothing! In Iraq and Syria at the same time, with American armaments?! It’s very clear.

US hand in glove of terrorists

He said IS at the peak of its power could not have been smuggling oil worth millions of dollars per month out of Syria without the US turning a blind eye.

“Since ISIS started … looting Syrian oil in 2014, they had two partners: [Turkish President Tayyip] Erdogan and his coterie, and the Americans, whether the CIA or others,” he said. The US-supervised looting of Syria’s riches openly continues today, he added. Yet, that looting – so the president says – doesn’t stop when a war ends.

The Americans always try to loot other countries in different ways regarding not only their oil or money, or financial resources. They loot their rights, their political rights, every other right. That's their historical role at least after World War II.

Assad said that murky ties between Washington and hardline militants in Syria is the reason why he is skeptical about Donald Trump’s claim that American special ops indeed took down IS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. Just like in the case of Osama Bin Laden, no definitive proof of the death was made public, which contrasts sharply with what happened to people like Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein or Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi. Moscow, for its part, also has reservations about claims Baghdadi is dead, calling for the release of some definite proof.

Regardless of whether al-Baghdadi is dead or alive, the important thing is not to be sidetracked by the brouhaha, Assad believes.

The whole story was about whitewashing the American hand from being hand in glove with the terrorists during the last, not only few years, but during the last decades.

People fight and die for a cause, not a person

The narrative supporting regime change in Syria usually focuses on Assad and his inner circle, claiming that disposing of the so-called ‘dictator’ would be enough to ensure positive change in Syria. “Assad must go” has long been a mantra in the West. The man himself says the notion is ridiculous since hundreds of thousands of Syrians fighting on the side of Damascus are certainly not putting their lives on the line for his person.

People would die, especially en masse for a cause, and this cause is defending their country, defending their existence, their future.

The same is even truer for nations like Iran and Russia, which sent their troops to help the Syrians in the battle against terrorism. Believing that any government would bet its interests on the political survival of a single foreign leader “is against logic,” Assad said. The leader is often accused of using brutality and terror tactics against the civilian population to turn against the militant groups opposing Damascus and pledge allegiance to the Syrian government. He argued that such an approach would be not only immoral but also impractical.

“The war in Syria was about capturing the hearts of the people, and you cannot capture the hearts of the people by bombarding them,” he said. “How could the Syrian people support their state and their president and their army, if they are killing them?”

Economic warfare continues

Assad said that Western leaders who say that the Syrian people are suffering under his government are hypocrites because the very same leaders inflict suffering on Syrians through economic sanctions. It is basically just another way to try and ensure regime change, he argued.

This is maybe the last ditch-attempt in order to push them to be against their government. But they tried it last winter, they tried it before, and it did not work because the people knew the whole story, and they knew where their interest lies.

Syria traditionally has a strong public sector, which provides many services like healthcare or education free or at subsidized prices. With the economy crippled by the war even more people rely on the government to get basic things like food or heating oil.

The sanctions, however, are not limited to the government, Assad said. Private investors are strongly discouraged by the US and its allies from bringing capital into government-controlled parts of Syria, which makes economic recovery, reconstruction and return of refugees harder.


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a bitch...

Good boy? Good girl? Great dog.

Beloved military dog Conan didn’t just get a medal on Monday — he got a sex change as the White House went back and forth on whether he was a boy or a girl.

President Trump repeatedly referred to Conan as a “he” during an early Monday ceremony honoring the Belgian Malinois who helped take out ISIS fiend Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.

“He’s an incredible dog,” the president said in the Rose Garden ceremony after meeting with Special Forces troops in the White House. “He’s a very, very special dog.”

Hours later, a White House official walked that back and told a pool reporter on background that Conan is actually a female.


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