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A senior member of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) has denounced the pro-Israeli policy adopted by the administration of US President Donald Trump, saying the White House is now inhabited by Israeli settlers.

Hanan Ashrawi, a PLO executive committee member, said on Saturday that Israel’s far-right stance dominates the US government.

“We used to say there were settlers in the Israeli coalition borne of the far right that detests Palestinians, Arabs and Muslims. But today we say there are settlers inside the White House,” she said.

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If Obama wants to take in refugees from the chaos in Syria, there are probably plenty of vacant rooms in the White House.

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‘Kathleen Willey is a former White House volunteer. She said Bill Clinton sexually assaulted her during his first term in office – in his Oval Office private study.

She created “A Scandal a day” web site. Her book titled “Target: Caught in the Crosshairs of Bill and Hillary Clinton” became a best seller.

Willey created her web site to alert Americans about “the potential danger of Hillary Clinton becoming president.” Among an array of rogue presidential aspirants, she stands out as especially abhorrent – a menace to world peace, stability and security as well as what remains of homeland freedoms.’

Read more: Hillary Clinton’s Scandalous Record

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‘The White House has expressed opposition to a bid by the Palestinian Authority to prosecute Israel for war crimes in Gaza.

Palestinian Authority Foreign Minister Riyad al-Maliki has submitted a dossier to the International Criminal Court (ICC). The files detailed Israeli war crimes in Gaza and its illegal construction in the West Bank and East Jerusalem.

The files were prepared by a 45-member committee, appointed by President Mahmoud Abbas in February, and chaired by Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO) negotiator Saeb Erekat.

They complement a preliminary investigation done by ICC prosecutor Fatou Bensouda into probable crimes on Palestinian territory.’

Read more: White House opposes Palestine’s bid to sue Israel

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Secret Service Adding New Metal Spikes to White House Fence Following Breaches

| 07 May 2015 | Following several high-profile security breaches, the Secret Service on Thursday announced they would be adding “temporary security enhancements” to the White House — including an anti-climb feature with sharp metal spikes. The new security measures will include replacing concrete barriers at vehicle checkpoints with mobile steel plate barriers, adding a new officer booth at a White House entrance and installing a removable anti-climb feature “with sharp metal points” on top of the White House fence, the agencies said in the statement.

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‘The White House office in charge cataloging and archiving government emails is no longer subject to Freedom of Information Act requests after a new regulation went into effect — meaning that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s email fiasco will likely disappear into the abyss altogether.

The move, which get this, ironically came on National Freedom of Information Day, Mar. 15, shows yet another facet of the now highly corrupt U.S. government.

It looks as they all [the Administration] knew what was in Clinton’s emails all along and likely even instructed her to use such a private account to avoid the exposure of details regarding the Benghazi incident and more.

Welcome to Amerika!’

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This week, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu broke with American protocol and delivered a speech before the US Congress without consulting the White House first.

Many Democrats viewed the speech as an attempt by a foreign leader to chastise and change Washington’s foreign policy efforts, specifically with regards to Iran over its alleged efforts to obtain nuclear weapons.

Netanyahu criticized the Obama administration, saying its efforts to negotiate a deal with Tehran “will not prevent Iran from developing nuclear weapons. It would all but guarantee that Iran gets those weapons, lots of them.”

Obama said Netanyahu didn’t offer any “viable alternatives” to the nuclear negotiations with Iran, while adding “there was nothing new” in the speech. However, there were some things Netanyahu failed to mention that deserve brief consideration.

Here are five of them.

5. Iran has taken sides with Jewish people in the past

more @ http://rt.com/op-edge/237729-netanyahu-iran-speech-congress-washington/

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What has been occurring over the past several years is not a recovery, rather, it’s a painful transition of the U.S. into a neo-feudal society. Earlier this week in the post, Welcome to the Recovery – U.S. Child Homelessness Hits Record as Poverty in Mass. is Highest Since 1960, I wrote:

While the general population is aware something is seriously wrong, people remain extremely confused about the root of the problem. This is because what’s happening all around us isn’t socialism and it isn’t free market capitalism. It is actually a return to something much more ancient and much more oppressive. It is a return to serfdom, neo-feudalism and oligarchy.

Well now we have definitive proof. It can’t get any more in your face than this.

From MarketWatch:

WASHINGTON (MarketWatch)—Faced with an increasing number of White House intrusions that led to the resignation of a Secret Service director, a congressman on Wednesday suggested that maybe a moat should be erected around the president’s home.

 

The suggestion was made by Rep. Steve Cohen, a Tennessee Democrat, at a House Judiciary Committee hearing.

 

With hand gestures, Cohen suggested a moat roughly six-feet wide may be “attractive” and “effective.”

 

Joseph Clancy, the acting director of the Secret Service, didn’t dismiss the suggestion out of hand.

 

“Sir, it may be,” he said. Clancy said the Secret Service and the National Park Service were discussing ways to ensure security along with access to the White House for the American people.

In case you aren’t familiar with Steve Cohen, I covered his fascist tendencies in the past. Recall the post: Rep. Steve Cohen Calls Tea Party Republicans “Domestic Enemies” on MSNBC.

Here’s the moat clip:

Tennessee Representative Steve Cohen asks Acting Secret Service Director Joseph Clancy if a moat would help prevent trespassers getting into the White House.
Democratic Congressman suggests moat to…

We wonder where he got that idea from?

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-11-20/neo-feudalism-has-officially-arrived-%E2%80%93-congressman-suggests-building-moat-around-whi

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Suspicious activity was detected on the White House’s computer network and measures have been taken to address the issue, a White House official confirmed Tuesday.

The actions taken to address the possible breach limited access to some services administered through the network.

“Our computers and systems have not been damaged, though some elements of the unclassified network have been affected,” the official said. “The temporary outages and loss of connectivity for our users is solely the result of measures we have taken to defend our networks.”

No details were released on when the activity occurred.

The White House declined to comment on a Washington Post report that hackers working for the Russian government were behind the breach.

http://thehill.com/policy/cybersecurity/222149-report-suspect-cyber-activity-detected-on-white-house-computer-network

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Chief of Staff of Iran’s Armed Forces has pointed to influence of Zionists in the White House and US institutions, stating that the flow of information to American political leaders is being controlled by pro-Israel elements.

“Due to the influence and dominance of Zionists over the US power structure, the information channels of US officials are under the sway of what has been created by Zionists,” Major General Hassan Firouzabadi said on Wednesday.

The top commander further noted that genuine news that could help US authorities realize the facts are either being censored or distorted in the United States.

Firouzabadi added that as long as US officials do not want to free themselves from the yoke of Zionists and purge US intelligence services from their presence, the rights of people will continue to be trampled.

“The American people, prior to any other demand, must be pushing for the Zionists to be purged from the White House, the Congress and US intelligence services. Otherwise, their problems like racism, violation of the rights of the oppressed, discrimination in the United States of America and the spending of taxpayers’ money for the benefit of Zionists will not be solved,” he stated.

A newly-published US national security document shows that the National Security Agency (NSA) in 2007 singled out Israel as a top spying threat to the United States.

The NSA document, obtained by US surveillance whistleblower, Edward Snowden, also emphasized on the threat from Israel’s “development of weapons of mass destruction” and “delivery methods (particularly ballistic and nuclear-capable cruise missiles).”

In one section of the document, Tel Aviv was ranked as a top perpetrator of “espionage/intelligence collection operations and manipulation/influence operations…against US government, military, science & technology and Intelligence Community” organs.

 

http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2014/10/01/380685/zionists-control-info-flow-to-us-leaders/

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US President Barack Obama will be welcoming Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to the White House for the first time in seven months.

The announcement about the October 1 meeting was made by the White House National Security Council spokeswoman on Monday night.

Caitlin Hayden said that the meeting will likely highlight the US-Israeli division over the Iranian negotiations.

Iran and the P5+1 group of countries – Russia, China, the United States, Britain, and France plus Germany – resumed the seventh round of their negotiations on the Iranian nuclear energy program in New York last week to reach a final agreement aimed at resolving the standoff over Tehran’s civilian nuclear work.

Last November, Iran and the six world powers signed an interim deal in Geneva, which took effect on January 20 and expired six months later.

In July, Iran and the six countries agreed to extend negotiations until November 24 this year after they failed to reach common ground on a number of key issues.

Hayden also said that the threat posed by ISIL militants and the aftermath of the war on Gaza would be discussed.

Israel’s recent war on Gaza ended on August 26 by an Egyptian-brokered truce, which took effect after Cairo negotiations. The deal stipulates the ease of Israel’s blockade as well as the provision of a guarantee that Palestinian demands will be met.

Israeli warplanes and tanks started pounding the blockaded enclave in early July, inflicting heavy losses on the Palestinian land.

Over 2,140 Palestinians, mostly civilians, including women, children and the elderly, were killed in the Israeli onslaught on Gaza. Around 11,000 others were injured.

Tel Aviv says 72 were killed on the Israeli side, but Hamas puts the number at much higher.

http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2014/09/23/379670/obama-to-host-netanyahu-in-white-house/

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White House fence jumper was being treated at Fort Hood – ex-stepson

21 Sept 2014 An Iraq war veteran who was arrested after jumping a White House fence suffers from PTSD, his former stepson told CNN Sunday. Omar Gonzalez carried in his pants pocket a Spyderco VG-10 folding knife with a 3-and-a-half inch serrated blade, according to an affidavit. On Sunday, Gonzalez’s former stepson Jerry S. Murphy told CNN…he knows that Gonzalez was seeing a therapist on base at Fort Hood [aka False Flag Central] in Texas.

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Cornel West, activist and professor at Union Theological Seminary, ripped Barack Obama’s “Wall Street presidency,” calling him another neoliberal “counterfeit” after posing as a progressive in his initial campaign for the White House in 2008.

“We ended up with a Wall Street presidency, a drone presidency, a national security presidency,” West told Salon.com’s Thomas Frank.

“The torturers go free. The Wall Street executives go free. The war crimes in the Middle East, especially now in Gaza, the war criminals go free. And yet, you know, he acted as if he was both a progressive and as if he was concerned about the issues of serious injustice and inequality and it turned out that he’s just another neoliberal centrist with a smile and with a nice rhetorical flair.”

Public intellectual West lamented Obama’s failure – or refusal – to attempt a revival of democratic principles at a time of “an empire in decline.”

“Our culture is in increasing decay. Our school systems are in deep trouble. Our political system is dysfunctional. Our leaders are more and more bought off with legalized bribery and normalized corruption in Congress and too much of our civil life. You would think that we needed somebody—a Lincoln-like figure who could revive some democratic spirit and democratic possibility.”

West said at a time of deep need for solutions, for a change of culture in the gilded halls of Washington, Obama was another “opportunist.”

“It’s like you’re looking for John Coltrane and you get Kenny G in brown skin.”

Looking back, West said he believes Obama’s “motus operandi” has always consisted of seeking to placate the powers-that-be and to occupy the “middle ground,” even though he acted the part of a transcendent figure during his campaign 2008, the year that saw the beginning of the Great Recession.

“And so what did he do? Every time you’re headed toward middle ground what do you do? You go straight to the establishment and reassure them that you’re not too radical, and try to convince them that you are very much one of them so you end up with a John Brennan, architect of torture [as CIA Director]. Torturers go free but they’re real patriots so we can let them go free. The rule of law doesn’t mean anything.”

West also chided US Attorney General Eric Holder for his cozy relationship with Wall Street.

“Eric Holder won’t touch the Wall Street executives; they’re his friends. He might charge them some money. They want to celebrate. This money is just a tax write-off for these people. There’s no accountability. No answerability. No responsibility that these people have to take at all.”

Acting as if there are no divisions in the US, that there is one “American family,” as Obama has said, is part of the President’s “temperament,” West said.

“You don’t try to act as if we have no divisions and we’re just an American family, with the poor getting treated in disgraceful ways and the rich walking off sipping tea, with no accountability at all, and your foreign policy is running amok with Israelis committing war crimes against precious Palestinians and you won’t say a mumbling word about the Palestinian children. What is history going to say about you? Counterfeit! That’s what they’ll say, counterfeit. Not the real thing.”

Obama and Holder, both black men, were “completely silent,” West said, following the police killing of unarmed African-American teenager Michael Brown in Ferguson. The incident was emblematic of “arbitrary police power” that is often trained on communities of color, he added.

West said Holder will likely step down by the end of the year, as he is “concerned about his legacy as if he’s somehow been swinging for black folk ever since he’s been in there. That’s a lie. He’s been silent, too. He’s been relatively silent. He’s made a couple of gestures in regards to the New Jim Crow and the prison-industrial complex, but that’s just lately, on his way out. He was there for six years and didn’t do nothing.”

The post-Obama era will be “an America in post-traumatic depression,” West said, and the likely successor in the White House, “neo-liberal opportunist par excellence” Hillary Clinton, will be “much worse.”

“Hillary Clinton is an extension of Obama’s Wall Street presidency, drone presidency, national surveillance, national security presidency. She’d be more hawkish than he is, and yet she’s got that strange smile that somehow titillates liberals and neo-liberals and scares Republicans. But at that point it’s even too hard to contemplate.”

http://rt.com/usa/182688-cornel-west-obama-counterfeit/

 

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