This video is an analysis of the arrest of Paul Manafort, Rick Gates and George Papadopoulos. It takes a look at each player’s motives, and what their testimonies could mean to the future of the Trump presidency.
Includes highlights from Sarah Huckabee Sanders White House Press Briefing on the day of their arrest.
The day after the horrific terrorist attack in Manhattan New York last month, President Donald Trump held a cabinet meeting and launched into a political rhetoric, rather than uniting the country, he continues to create more division.
Later that morning, Mr Trump’s White House spokesperson Sarah Huckabee Sanders, held a press briefing, and both defended Trump’s Twitter rants, and denied reporter’s accusations that Trump was using the country’s tragedy to further his political objectives on new immigration laws.
Back in October, President Donald Trump announced on television that he will withdraw the U.S. from their Joint Agreement signed with the European Union and Iran (JTCoA). It was no surprise to me that Trump did not have the courtesy, or diplomatic sensibilities to advise his NATO partners before making the public announcement.
At a news conference immediately following Trump’s announcement, Federica Mogherini, High Rep. of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, gave a strongly worded rebuke of Mr. Trump’s unilateral decision.
I decided to fact-check Mr. Trump’s speech, and found that about 10 percent was factual, and the rest was either a blatant lie, or just more of his imagined rhetoric.
In his combative speech,Mr. Trump called Iran a “fanatical regime” and said it had violated the terms of the deal. He accused Iran of sponsoring terrorism, and proposed new sanctions, adding his paranoid prophecy, “We will not continue down a path whose predictable conclusion is more violence, more terror, and the very real threat of Iran’s nuclear breakout.
In response, Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani immediately ordered the head of the country’s Atomic Energy Organisation to start planning the development of nuclear-powered ships in reaction to what he called the United States’ violation of their nuclear deal.
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The Russian Defense Ministry claims that according to their information, the leader of the Islamic State, Abu-Bakr al-Baghdadi has been killed on May 28, 2017, as a result of airstrikes conducted by the Russian warplanes on a southern suburb of the Syrian city of Raqqa.
The Russian Deputy Foreign Minister, Oleg Syromolotov, confirmed to the Sputnik News that although the information is still being verified through various channels but he is almost certain that al-Baghdadi had been killed in the airstrikes.
The strikes targeted a meeting of high-ranking Islamic State leaders where al-Baghdadi had reportedly been present. The meeting had been gathered to plan routes for the exit of militants from Raqqa through the so-called “southern corridor.”
Among 30 field commanders and up to 300 militants who were killed in the strike were Emir of Raqqa Abu al-Haji al-Masri, Emir Ibrahim al-Naef al-Hajj who controlled the district from the city of Raqqa to the settlement of es-Sohne and the Islamic State’s head of security Suleiman al-Sawah.
Although al-Baghdadi has not publicly appointed a successor but two of the closest aides who have emerged as his likely successors over the years areIyad al-Obaidi, his defense minister, and Ayad al-Jumaili, the in charge of security. The latter had already reportedly been killed in an airstrike in April in al-Qaim region on Iraq’s border with Syria.
Thus, the most likely successor of al-Baghdadi would be al-Obaidi. Both al-Jumaili and al-Obaidi had previously served as security officers in Iraq’s Baathist army under Saddam Hussein, and al-Obaidi is known to be the de facto deputy of al-Baghdadi.
It should be noted, however, that the US State Department and the Pentagon have neither confirmed the death of al-Jumaili nor al-Baghdadi. The mainstream media is bending over backwards to prove that al-Baghdadi is still alive and has been hiding in the desert between Raqqa and Mosul with only two of his bodyguards in a pickup truck.
It is not in Washington’s interests right now to confirm the deaths of the Islamic State’s top leaders even if it has received credible reports of their deaths because the US troops and the allied local militias have mounted offensives against the Islamic State’s strongholds of Mosul and Raqqa which have caused colossal loss of human lives.
Conventional munitions and white phosphorous are being used in large quantities against the residents of both cities, and public opinion is swiftly turning against the ill-conceived intervention in Iraq and the illegitimate US interference in Syria on the pretext of waging a war against terrorism.
According to the Russian and regional media, the US Air Force has been showering Raqqa with white phosphorous, and at the same time, the US has provided a safe exit to jihadists to escape through the “southern corridor” to the oil-rich governorate of Deir al-Zor which has been contested between the Syrian government troops, the Islamic State and the US-backed so-called “moderate” militants.
Thus, rather than a genuine war to eliminate terrorism, the US-led war against the Islamic State is turning out to be a scramble for territory in order to Balkanize Syria between the Kurds in the north, the Syrian government in the west along the Mediterranean coast and the US-backed Sunni Arab militants in the energy-rich east.
Therefore, it is not in Washington’s interests to verify the elimination of the Islamic State’s top leadership even if it has received credible reports to the effect because the bogey of al-Baghdadi must be kept alive until the US achieves its strategic objectives in Syria and Iraq.
Excluding al-Baghdadi and some of his hardline Islamist aides, the rest of Islamic State’s top leadership is comprised of Saddam era military and intelligence officials. According to an informative Associated Press report, hundreds of ex-Baathists constitute the top and mid-tier command structure of the Islamic State who plan all the operations and direct its military strategy.
Thus, apart from training and arms that have been provided to the Sunni Arab militants in the training camps located in the Turkish and Jordanian border regions adjacent to Syria by the CIA in collaboration with Turkish, Jordanian and Saudi intelligence agencies, the only other factor which has contributed to the astounding success of the Islamic State in 2013-14 is that its top cadres are comprised of professional military and intelligence officers from the Saddam era.
Notwithstanding, in order to create a semblance of objectivity and fairness, the American policymakers and analysts are always willing to accept the blame for the mistakes of the distant past that have no bearing on the present, however, any fact that impinges on their present policy is conveniently brushed aside.
In the case of the creation of the Islamic State, for instance, the US policy analysts are willing to concede that invading Iraq back in 2003 was a mistake that radicalized the Iraqi society, exacerbated sectarian divisions and gave birth to an unrelenting Sunni insurgency against the heavy handed and discriminatory policies of the Shi’a-dominated Iraqi government.
Similarly, the war on terror era political commentators also “generously” accept the fact that the Cold War era policy of nurturing al-Qaeda and myriads of Afghan so-called “freedom fighters” against the erstwhile Soviet Union was a mistake, because all those fait accompli have no bearing on their present policy.
The corporate media’s spin-doctors conveniently forget, however, that the creation of the Islamic State and myriads of other Sunni Arab jihadist groups in Syria and Iraq has as much to do with the unilateral invasion of Iraq back in 2003 under the Bush Administration as it has been the legacy of the Obama Administration’s policy of funding, arming, training and internationally legitimizing the Sunni Arab militants against the secular Syrian government since 2011-onward in the wake of the Arab Spring uprisings in the Middle East region.
In fact, the proximate cause behind the rise of the Islamic State, al-Nusra Front, Ahrar al-Sham, Jaysh al-Islam and numerous other Sunni Arab militant groups in Syria and Iraq has been the Obama Administration’s policy of intervention through proxies in Syria.
The border between Syria and Iraq is highly porous and poorly guarded. The Obama Administration’s policy of nurturing militants against the Assad regime in Syria was bound to have its blowback in Iraq, sooner or later. Therefore, as soon as the Islamic State consolidated its gains in Syria, it overran Mosul and Anbar in Iraq in early 2014 from where, the US had withdrawn its troops only a couple of years ago in December 2011.
And now, the wretched inhabitants of those regions are once again in the line of fire from the Islamic State’s suicide blasts and car bombings, on the one hand, and the US-backed artillery shelling, aerial bombardment and white phosphorous, on the other. 
Nauman Sadiq is an Islamabad-based attorney, columnist and geopolitical analyst focused on the politics of Af-Pak and Middle East regions, neocolonialism and petroimperialism.
As if the killing of Yemen’s children was not enough of an unfathomable act of inhumanity. An action only a barbaric, megalomania, narcissistic regime like Saudi Arabia’s ruling family could carry out.
The al-Saud war crimes have also struck deep into the very heart of the land, by razing to the ground its ancient footprint, and reducing its people’s identity to impoverished by cruelty – abandoned by apathy – but never beaten. 
The Saudi regime is wielding it’s state religion – Wahhabism – like a sword –enforced by public beheading of anybody who speaks negatively about the Al-Saud’s – a tribe of desert criminals infamous for killing anything living that opposes their spread of terror, under the guise of “ISIS” in all its names and gangs –they all wave the flag of the Wahhabi slaughtering machine.
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American actors used their stage time at the Screen Actors Guild Awards show to express deep concern and empathy for immigrants and refugees in America right now – and confirm their solidarity to protect human rights and the American dream.
Includes Meryl Streep’s full Golden Globe speech, a peek at her stage performance where she play Donald Trump, SAG Speeches: Ashton Kutcher, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Kerry Washington, Natalie Portman, Lily Tomlin and others, as well as talk show host’s comments and interviews. Tied together with indie music and skits of Peter Griffin of Family Guy playing Donald Trump.
President Donald Trump says he is an old-fashioned family guy – and I swear – Peter Griffin could be Trump’s long-lost brother. So, here is my version of Peter Griffin from “Family Guy” playing the part of Donald Trump, as an ordinary guy. Enjoy!
Skits include the famous election episode, and rare clips of when Peter shot Meg, Joe and Quagmire; decapitates a whale; tries to sleep with Lois’s friends; and other outrages satire that made me think, hey that’s just What Donald Would Do (WDWD).
Watch Daily News at Alistair Reign Channel on YouTube.
A look at the man of many faces, Donald Trump. Could his huge personality – actually be a symptom of mental illness? I am not a clinical or medical doctor – but it does not take a specialist to read the writing on the wall.
Donald J. Trump – Portrait Of An American President Sociopath.
An Alistair Reign video report that takes a look at the war raging in Yemen – an attack on the Middle East’s poorest country – by the wealthiest, influential country of Saudi Arabia. Includes news coverage on the funeral bombing in Sana’a on October 8, 2016, witness accounts, interview with Human Rights Watch, and highlights from Dr. RS Karim, Co-founder of Mona Relief, a Yemen-based charity, in his sit-down interview with Sputnik news.