The Daily Blog Open Mic – Wednesday 9th May 2018


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  1. NOT the mainstream media:

    ‘Israel lobby calling the shots in Trump’s rollback policy on Iran’ – Max Blumenthal

    President Donald Trump’s withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal is a result of a lobbying effort by American Jewish billionaires and recycled, cooked-up intelligence touted by the Israeli PM, journalist Max Blumenthal told RT.
    Trump’s decision to pull the US out of the deal, which capped Iran’s uranium enrichment in return for economic sanctions relief, has drawn widespread criticism from Washington’s European allies and Moscow, but it was lauded in Israel, which has long pushed for dismantling of the 2015 accord.

    If this doesn’t speak for itself, Blumenthal told RT that the roots of Trump’s decision to scrap the deal can be easily traced back to Israel.

    “Israeli influence is absolutely key here. At least, Trump sided Netanyahu’s kind of used car salesman style of presentation in order to justify withdrawing from the Iran deal and his new policy of rollback,” the journalist said.

    Taking aim at the bizarre PowerPoint presentation delivered by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu late last month, Blumenthal pointed out the Israeli leader essentially “introduced nothing new in his presentation,” adding that “much of the intelligence” appears to be “cooked” and stem from the early 2000s.

    In 2004, the George W. Bush administration claimed that it had obtained 1,000 pages of technical documentation shedding the light on Iran’s intentions to produce a nuclear weapon. According to the US officials who spoke to the media at the time, the documents came from a “stolen Iranian laptop,” and not from an anti-government group. However, it was later revealed by German intelligence officials that the source of the documents was Iranian resistance group Mujahideen-e Khalq (MEK), which is recognized as terrorist by the US State Department.

    “It’s another intelligence scam driving us to war,” Blumenthal said, calling the intelligence cited by Netanyahu “arguably fabricated.”

    Apart from Netanyahu, who has long been advocating the collapse of the internationally recognized agreement, Israeli lobbies within the US greatly contributed to Trump’s decision to take a more hawkish stance on Iran in line with Israel’s own, Blumenthal said.

    “This triad of likudic billionaires – [ Home Deport co-founder] Bernard Marcus, [casino magnate] Sheldon Adelson and [hedge fund billionaire] Paul Signer – contributed over $40 million to pro-Trump Super PACs, and also contributed enormous amount of money to Trump’s UN ambassador Nikki Haley and Tom Cotton, the senator that shaped Trump’s Iran policy,” the journalist pointed out.”

  2. Welcome, dear tourists, to Niu Zillind, Land of Da Hobbit, ya know?

    Sorry, there are no trains in central Auckland now, the system is ‘down’. A derailment happened.

    Do not ask any questions, please, AT await the report from an ‘expert’ that had to be flown in from Wellington, you know, da Capital.

    So here we have it, a train ‘derails’ in the central dead end station in the major city, devoid of a truly functional and wider network. And it shuts down ALL train traffic for hours, and passengers have to walk or travel to other stations, to get home or to work, with huge inconvenience.

    My view is, you are all sold shit, endless shit, crap, more crap, and you always fall for it, with BS governments, BS experts, BS administrators, BS Council staff and representatives, and BS systems, that are the result of endless INCOMPETENCE.

    So a derailment happened, how the damned hell did that happen, was a human setting the wrong signal or electronic to a switching station? Did there occur a malfunction of sorts, was the track not well made, was there any other incompetence or what?

    We get SHIT media report it as it was something unexpected, quote an AT boss as saying, oh, this is unusual, rare, and we have no further questions asked.

    Kiwis incompetence is massive, I have seen it so often, with the leaky building problem and else, it goes on and on, some blame immigrants, but does anybody ask the people IN CHARGE?

    Auckland is a basket case. Britomart station is a disaster, it should never have been built where it is and how it is. It is a dead end station, so all disruptions affect the whole network. And then we have incompetent governments hand out contracts to BS and cheating, also incompetent business operators.

    Wait for Kiwi Build, wait for Light Rail and other disasters, this will all end badly, yet we are told, all this will ‘fix’ our issues and get us ready for the future.

    Meanwhile most continue to drive combustion engine cars and are sent the message, do NOT trust public transport, it is a disaster, carry on as usual.

    Trump is a distraction, with his Iran madness, we have enough madness happen here, it is out of control and most are busy tweeting and chatting on online forums like Fakebook, Instagram, and so forth.

    A failed society, a failed ‘humanity’, I reckon, get ready for the end.

    • In cities like Paris, London or Berlin, a station the size of ‘Britomart’ would be one comparable to minor size stations on the outer fringes of the city networks, hardly worth much note.

      It certainly does not match London’s stations of this type:

      And then a train ‘derails’???

      How can a train derail in a small station like that? What went wrong, who was responsible? I really want to know, let the bastards not hide from responsibility, as so many in this little land do, day in and out, in government shit departments, in business and elsewhere, heads should roll!

    • I am shamed to say I was born in Auckland but happy when my father took us to Napier and I don’t ever want to see Auckland again as every day I hear the constant whinging about Auckland needs this and Auckland needs that!!!!!

      Shit they are so ‘self centered’ up there it makes me puck.

      They can keep it and leave HB/Gisborne alone.

    • What is the damned TRUTH, are employers lamenting they cannot get slave labour, or are Kiwis too complacent or disliking physical work?

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