Tumblelog by Soup.io
Newer posts are loading.
You are at the newest post.
Click here to check if anything new just came in.

June 13 2018

8191 cda3 500
Reposted fromtotal1ty total1ty viastrzepy strzepy

June 10 2018


October 16 2017


‘Mad dog’ Trump flyers ‘blown in’ from N. Korea found in Seoul (PHOTOS) — RT News


  • @TheRandomUniver: Their posters are pretty well made though.

  • @PeakLyon: NK: Where retro propaganda posters aren't retro

  • @PoppaBearUK: Anti-Trump flyers dropped by CIA and blamed on NK. So 1960's


“ Anti-Trump propaganda leaflets have been found strewn across the South Korean capital, including near the presidential residence. Reportedly blown in from North Korea, the colorful flyers depict the US leader as ‘a mad dog,” and wish gruesome death to the ‘old lunatic.’

One of the flyers depicts Donald Trump as a dog with a human face, standing behind a podium with ‘UN 2017’ written on it. The caricature holds a bomb in its mouth, which is inscribed with the words: ‘Totally destroy North Korea,’ according to Reuters.

‘Will kill 25,000,000 people in North Korea,’ the ‘mad dog’ says, while two men in suits, reminiscent of Japan’s Shinzo Abe and the South Korea’s Moon Jae-in, comment: ‘He’s gone completely insane’ and ‘If we let him be, there will be war.’

The leaflet apparently alludes to Trump’s address at the UN last month, in which he threatened Pyongyang with total destruction in the event of an attack on the US or its allies.”

— RT News: ‘Mad dog’ Trump flyers ‘blown in’ from N. Korea found in Seoul (Oct. 16, 2017)

September 26 2017


September 21 2017


“In his address, Trump also accused the Iranian government of exporting ‘violence, bloodshed and chaos.’

‘Iran must stop supporting terrorists, begin serving its own people and respect the sovereign rights of its neighbors.’”

— PressTV: Trump calls Iran nuclear deal an 'embarrassment' to US (Sep 19, 2017)

Give your condemnation first to the Saudi regime before Iran, Mr. President.

July 16 2017


Boehner: Cruz is Lucifer, Vote for Trump, Prison for Hillary, Call Me Boner - Sputnik International

On Donald Trump

Boehner refused to comment on the Republican frontrunner’s policies or his increasingly tendentious relationship with the Republican establishment, but did acknowledge he intended on voting for the billionaire candidate in November.

Boehner made no secret that maintains a friendly relationship with Trump, acknowledging that the two are regular golf partners and calling the likely Republican nominee his ‘texting buddy.’

On Bernie Sanders

Surprisingly, the nicest words from the former Speaker of the House were reserved for insurgent Democratic candidate Bernie Sanders, who has electrified crowds and inspired millions across the country with the hope of government that serves the common interest.

Boehner stated that the Vermont Senator is a likable guy, and the most honest politician in the race.”


July 09 2017

— @magosaki_ukeru on Twitter

Deep state in the United States - Wikipedia

“The concept of a deep state suggests that there exists a coordinated effort by career government employees and others to influence state policy without regard for democratically elected leadership.[1][2][3][4][5] The term, which was originally used to refer to sophisticated shadow governments in countries like Turkey and post-Soviet Russia, has also been used in American political science to refer to entrenched government institutions wielding power, without necessarily implying a conspiracy.[6][7] Detractors say this idea is a conspiracy theory.[8][9][10]

The term was used in numerous titles about the American government written by, for example, Marc Ambinder, David W. Brown, Peter Dale Scott and Mike Lofgren. The term gained widespread popularity during the 2016 U.S. Presidential Election in opposition to mainstream Republican and Democratic candidates and has also been used in 2017 during the Trump administration.[11]

Deep state has been defined in 2014 by Mike Lofgren, a former Republican U.S. congressional aide, as ‘a hybrid association of elements of government and parts of top-level finance and industry that is effectively able to govern the United States without reference to the consent of the governed as expressed through the formal political process.’[12][13]

In The Concealment of the State, professor Jason Royce Lindsey argues that even absent a conspiratorial agenda, the term deep state is useful for understanding aspects of the national security establishment in developed countries, with emphasis on the United States. Lindsey writes that the deep state draws power from the national security and intelligence communities, a realm where secrecy is a source of power.[14]

Reposted by02mydafsoup-01 02mydafsoup-01

July 07 2017


@polNewsForever: Unconfirmed: The person who originally made the Trump-WWE meme appears to be an Anon from Mexico. CNN literally can't do anything correctly.

Reposted fromFlau Flau viaschlachtoros schlachtoros

July 06 2017

Reposted fromnaich naich viaschaaf schaaf
  • @wikileaks: CNN extorts amateur satirist who made video tweeted by Trump: if you make fun of us again we will harm you

  • @JulianAssange: A multi-billion dollar TV network blackmailing a private citizen into not making funny videos about it is not journalism, CNN.

June 30 2017

  • US Supreme Court agrees to hear Trump Muslim ban case (Al Jazeera, Jun. 26 2017)

    “Trump's executive order suspends new visas being issued to people from Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen for at least 90 days. It also partly allows a 120-day ban on all refugees entering the United States to go into effect.

    Both bans are now due to partly go into effect in 72 hours, based on a memorandum issued by the Trump administration on June 14.

    In agreeing to hear the case later this year, the Supreme Court is allowing parts of the order to go ahead.

    Specifically, the court said the executive order would be enforced on foreign nationals who did not have a ‘credible claim of a bona fide relationship’ with a US person or organisation.

    In effect, that means that individuals from the designated countries who have never been to the US before or lacked a relationship with an American or American organisation could still have their visa denied during the three-month period.

    But what a ‘bona fide relationship’ exactly constitutes is a matter of dispute.”

  • US sets new criteria for travel ban against Muslims (PressTV, Jun. 29 2017)

    “The administration of US President Donald Trump has defined new criteria for visa applicants from several Muslim countries and is set to implement them on Thursday, according to a US State Department memo.

    Under the department’s new set of rules, citizens of Iran, Syria, Sudan, Somalia, Libya and Yemen would be given a US visa only if they have a ‘close’ family or business tie there.

    The visa applicants, along with refugees from all countries awaiting admission to the US, should prove that they have at least one US-based parent, spouse, child, adult son or daughter, son-in-law, daughter-in-law or sibling in order to be allowed in.

    The list excludes extended family members such as grandparents, grandchildren, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, brothers- and sisters-in-law, fiancées/fiancés.

    Business ties were required to be ‘formal, documented and formed in the ordinary course rather than for the purpose of evading’ the travel ban, the memo noted.

    The new instructions, introduced on Wednesday, were put together by senior officials from the departments of state, justice and homeland security departments.”

June 29 2017


Secretary of State Rex Tillerson effects on US Venezuela relations - Business Insider

“…Tillerson's experiences as a high-level oil executive, coupled with Trump's approach to US foreign policy, may augur trouble for Venezuela, the Latin American petrostate writhing in intense political and social turmoil.

Venezuela — where oil accounts for most of the government's revenue and almost all of its export earnings — has had an antagonistic relationship with the US since late President Hugo Chavez took office in 1999.

In the mid-2000s, Chavez set out to renegotiate many of the contracts held by foreign oil companies operating in Venezuela, aiming to bolster his socialist government's outreach to the poor.

A number of these companies played ball, but ExxonMobil and ConocoPhillips blanched at the government's desired changes.

‘While other corporations negotiated with the Venezuelan government so that Venezuela could obtain majority stakes in oil ventures throughout the country, only ExxonMobil and ConocoPhillips rejected the deals and sought international arbitration,’ Tim Gill, a post-doctoral fellow at Tulane's Center for Inter-American Policy and Research who focuses on US-Venezuelan relations, told Business Insider.

Venezuela expropriated both companies' assets, and ExxonMobil pursued legal recourse. Seven years later, the World Bank's international arbitration court ruled in favor of ExxonMobil but awarded the firm a significantly smaller sum than it was looking for — $1.6 billion, instead of the requested $16.6 billion.

Tillerson ‘fell into the trap completely,’ Ghassan Dagher, a Venezuelan oil-industry consultant, told The New York Times. ‘In my opinion, he took it very personal with Chávez.’

Tillerson again tangled with Venezuela — this time with Chavez's successor, Nicolas Maduro — in 2015, when ExxonMobil started oil-exploration efforts off the coast of Guyana, Venezuela's eastern neighbor.

‘Even more than ExxonMobil’s unwillingness to negotiate, its efforts in 2015 to tap into oil off the coast of the Essequibo region enraged President Maduro and the Venezuelan government, including the opposition,’ Gill told Business Insider.

Guyana, an English-speaking country of less than a million people, has clashed with Venezuela over the Essequibo, a long-disputed territory in the western half of the country.

Venezuela's claim amounts to about two-thirds of Guyana's territory.

‘Both Venezuela and Guyana have laid claim to this area, and, as a result, oil companies have generally decided not to rattle relations between the two countries by exploring for oil in the region,’ Gill added.

‘ExxonMobil, however, sought to work with the newly elected, more centrist government [in Guyana] to tap into these resources.’”

“…it's likely that Trump's approach to Venezuela will, in some ways, mirror that of the Obama administration and verge toward confrontation.

Obama has leveled sanctions at a number of Venezuelan officials and declared the country an ‘unusual and extraordinary threat to the national security and foreign policy’ of the US.

While some Obama administration officials and Maduro himself have expressed interest in improving relations, the president has said he doesn't ‘anticipate major changes in policy from the new administration’ — likely an accurate assessment, considering that Trump has lumped Venezuela in with Cuba for criticism over restrictions on political, social, and economic rights.

‘The next President of the United States must stand in solidarity with all people oppressed in our hemisphere, and I will stand with the oppressed people of Venezuela yearning to be free,’ Trump said in October. Maduro has responded in kind, mocking the US president-elect.”

“Trump's shifting stances make predicting his policies difficult, but considering Tillerson's history, the possibility that foreign-policy hawks may join him at the State Department, and the administration they would be representing, it's likely that US ties with Venezuela are headed for rougher waters.

‘Given Tillerson’s background and ExxonMobil’s acrimonious relationship with Venezuela, I think we might actually expect to see Trump sanction more Venezuelan state officials,’ Gill told Business Insider. ‘It's also possible that the US and Venezuela return to the kind of verbal sparring we witnessed under the Bush administration that generally went nowhere for the relationship.”

June 26 2017

  • @realDonaldTrump: Hillary Clinton colluded with the Democratic Party in order to beat Crazy Bernie Sanders. Is she allowed to so collude? Unfair to Bernie!

  • @chiIIum: @washingtonpost colluded w/Hillary to take down Crazy Bernie Sanders

Older posts are this way If this message doesn't go away, click anywhere on the page to continue loading posts.
Could not load more posts
Maybe Soup is currently being updated? I'll try again automatically in a few seconds...
Just a second, loading more posts...
You've reached the end.

Don't be the product, buy the product!