Black-Ops in Venezuela

By Christopher R Rice

Venezuela means little Venice. Christopher Colombus named the country after venturing into lake Maracaibo and seeing a huge metropolis built entirely on the lake. (I mention this because Maracaibo, the capital of Zulia, is the second largest city in the country and Zulia is the oil richest state in the nation) You can visit this former city and see how the people still live. These people were decimated by the Europeans. Unlike the nomadic Guajirans they were an easy target and not nearly as fierce.

Venezuela is the world's 5th largest oil exporting nation and they are turning off the taps. Venezuela has been phasing out the old oil contracts which allowed Texas oil companies to operate fields and pocket the revenues.  Instead they adopted a policy in which Petroleos de Venezuela operates joint ventures in which it has the majority stake with state-owned developers from nations such as Russia and China, posing a direct threat to US dominance of …

Donald Trump, Blackmail and Sex Slave Island

By Christopher R Rice

One largely unasked question surrounding the Jeffrey Epstein affair is whether any current or former U.S. political figures were videoed frolicking with the financier’s alleged ring of underage “sex slaves.” 

There is evidence Epstein kept cameras hidden in the bedrooms of his various homes. Damaging videos of sitting U.S. politicians abusing schoolgirls could constitute a national security threat, providing sources of blackmail for foreign countries. 

Prince Andrew and Donald Trump are the only currently serving political figures alleged to have participated in Epstein’s underage activities. In court filings, Jane Doe No. 3, identified as 31-year-old Virginia Roberts, says that when she was 17 she was forced by Epstein to have repeated “sexual relations” with the Duke of York in London, New York and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Roberts, one of scores of underage girls allegedly abused by Epstein, also claimed in depositions that she had been sex-trafficked to “many…

Stormy Daniels says she is still sleeping with Trump in the White House

By Christopher R Rice, Adam Rawnsley and Kate Briquelet

Porn star Stormy Daniels claims she is in an extramarital affair with Donald Trump. Stephanie Clifford, who goes by the stage name Stormy Daniels, said that she is having an affair with President Donald Trump and has even had sex in the oval office.

A White House official has denied allegations of infidelity.

According to Clifford, she met with a bodyguard named Keith and spoke with a secretary named Rhona – apparent allusions to Keith Schiller, Trump’s longtime bodyguard and briefly director of Oval Office operations, and Rhona Graff, his longtime secretary and the aide eventually blamed for plagiarizing a speech. She also describes Trump’s steadfast refusal to drink alcohol, and his fascination with magazine covers, saying “he just kept talking about this magazine that he was on the cover of, like, ‘Look at this magazine, don’t I look great on the cover?’”

According to Clifford, Trump invited her to the west wing after a…

US accuses Russia of 'deliberately targeted' cyber-attack on energy sector

By Julian Borger in Washington, The Guardian

The US has accused Russia of a cyber-assault on its energy grid, and has stepped up sanctions on Russian intelligence for its inference in the 2016 elections. 
“Russia’s behavior continues to trouble us and we are continuing to push back in meaningful ways,” a senior national security official said.
US officials said that malware had been found in the operating systems of several organisations and companies in the US energy sector, and the malware as well as other form of cyber-attacks had been traced back to Moscow. 
The FBI and the Department of Homeland Security are issuing an alert, urging other firms in the industry to review their cybersecurity. 
“It is the judgement of the DHS than Russian government cyberhackers were behind the hacking of organisations in the energy sector,” a senior official said, adding that it was clear that the cyber attack was coordinated and “deliberately targeted”. Officials added that the motive…

#PutinAtWar: Russia’s Troll Diplomacy


Late on March 12, the Russian Foreign Ministry’s official Twitter feeds began mocking the British government with tweets accusing the British of blaming Russia for everything, even the weather.
The posts followed an accusation by UK Prime Minister Theresa May on March 12 that Russia was “highly likely” to be behind the poisoning of former spy Sergei Skripak, his daughter, and a number of UK bystanders, using a powerful nerve agent from the Novichok family.
The Ministry’s Russian-language feed, @mid_rf, was the first to post a video showing snow in Britain, together with the awkward caption “#HighlyLikelyRussia casted snow on Britain” and the equally awkward Cyrillic transliteration, “ХайлиЛайклиРаша.”
Half an hour later, the Ministry’s English-language feed followed suit.
The two posts continued a pattern of defensive comments from Russian officials and media, which, as @DFRLab has already reported, follow the pattern of “dismiss, distort, distract, dismay.”
The moc…

Russia seen sending heavy naval firepower to the Mediterranean after threatening to strike the US

By Alex Lockie, Business Insider

The US and Russia have become engaged in an increasingly hot war of words over the warfare and suffering in Syria, and Russia was seen sending heavy naval firepower to the region around the same time it threatened to retaliate to any US strikes.

Russia has supported Syrian President Bashar Assad for years during his country's seven-year-long civil war. Russia provides military support and airpower to help Assad cling to power as he fights off Islamist insurgents and a popular uprising in a war where his forces have reportedly killed the wide majority of the half million now dead.

Russia agreed to remove Syria's stockpile of chemical weapons in 2013, but international inspectors concluded in 2017 that Syria had used sophisticated chemical weapons in a massive attack on civilians.

The US responded with a naval strike that destroyed much of the airbase the Pentagon alleges carried out the attack. The next day, Russia vowed to retalia…