NEWS & PITHY COMMENTS - 2017

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UNITED STATES
U.S.-Israeli teen arrested in Israel for making most bomb threats against Jewish centers in U.S., Australia, and New Zealand. Looks like Trump was right, after all, about Jews doing this sort of thing to themselves. Schenectady man arrested for spray painting swastikas on his home and reporting it as a hate crime. Bad Jews. Watcha gon, Watcha gonna do, When they come for you?
Ivanka Trump's West Wing job is a national security nightmare. DOJ has given Trump a nepotism free pass. Meanwhile, son-in-law Kushner's family to build NYC phallic symbol tower.
The newest neocon hero: Ben Sasse. He wants a military confrontation with Russia but, like most neocons, never spent a day of his life in the military.
Former Alexandria, VA deputy police chief detained by CPB at JFK airport
. Hassan Aden is a U.S. citizen, the son of an Italian mother and Somali father. Good, let's see how he likes it. This guy was in charge of Alexandria PD when WMR editor was falsely arrested while reporting on the Allen Stanford case.
Three Democratic Senators want investigation of Trump aide's ties to Nazi organization. Sebastian Gorka has links to World War II Hungarian Nazi group.


John and Mrs. Lindsey McCain call for more U.S. troops in Afghanistan. Why not just two U.S. troops? Time to suit up Johnny Wet Start and Mrs. South Carolina.
Secret Service latop containing Trump Tower blueprints and evacuation plans stolen. Agent assignment lapel pins also stolen.
Trump Oklahoma campaign official and Donald Trump, Jr. pal, Sen. Ralph Shortey, arrested in Oklahoma motel room with underage boy. Funny how certain "alt-right" websites are ignoring this story. They must support pederasty and pedophilia.
A new geopolitical term: IPI -- International Political Insanity. Crazy political leaders threaten World War III.
Trumphumpers protest fictional Resistance Radio, a promotion for "The Man in the High Castle" dramatization series on Amazon Prime. Trumphumpers likely relate to John Smith, the New York Obergruppenfuhrer who works for Adolf Hitler. You can always tell a "rightard," but you can't tell him much.
For years, Bannon had no fixed address. That is enough to deny him a security clearance. Why did this homeless-looking guy push his way on to the National Security Council? He's not a Russian spy but he is an implant of the Fourth Reich.

Flynn represented Turkish businessman close to Erdogan while seeking to have Trump deport Fethulleh Gulen. Flynn never registered as a foreign agent while lobbying from inside the White House for a foreign power. Trump's ethical issues are not with Russia as much as Turkey and the UK.
Forget the "T" word -- treason -- against Trump. Treason only applies during a declared state of war, according to the U.S. Constitution. Too bad some Harvard Law professors don't understand the law!
Fake news from the left: Khizr Khan's statement that his foreign travel privileges were under review by U.S. government is bogus. Fake news from every angle these days.
Australia Secret Intelligence Service (ASIS) director Nick Warner gets the Trump Treatment at LAX. Diplomatic passports mean nothing anymore. Warner gets the same treatment dished out to former Norwegian PM Kjell Magne Bondevik.
Scientology set to control all of downtown Clearwater. This is a good reason to yank the tax exempt status of religious groups. That exemption fosters con artists large and small.
West Palm Beach's top-end businesses going broke from Trump's frequent stays at Mar-A-Lago club. Road closures and security take their toll on local businesses.
Tillerson MIA? State Department staffers wonder what has happened to their boss.
A new global construct and realignment. Trump Doctrine ushers in new strategic relationships from Riyadh to Jakarta.


Welcome to Trumpistan: Nigerian software engineer given a programming test at JFK by CBP morons. Those agents would struggle to read "Dick and Jane." Afghan-Canadian doctor asked who his "tribal chief" was. CPB agents will likely soon ask the same question of Native Americans. Argentine who owns art gallery in NYC and is a legal resident denied entry into the U.S. All the Trump humpers who railed about such actions during Bush 43, now warmly embrace CPB and TSA under Trump. Rightards!
"America First" is a Trump slogan meaning unilateral American aggression. The slogan does not mean U.S. isolationism, as it has in the past.
Naval officer William Liebenow, who helped rescue John F. Kennedy in World War II, dies at 97. Imagine helping to save JFK's life and then see him assassinated in 1963.

Trump now wants to roll back the American Revolution. Plans are afoot to make the United States of America an associate member of the British Commonwealth. Trump should be called "Benedict Donald Trump."

Pentagon orders acronym of Islamic State changed from ISIL to ISIS. "ISIL" sounded too much like "Israel" for the White House Zio-Nazis.

Welcome to Trumpistan: Muhammad Ali, Jr., that is the son of the boxing great for all the Big Mac-laden immigration and customs officials who don't know him, detained at Fort Lauderdale airport for hours. Ali, Jr. was born in Philly. And in another outrage: 70-year old Australian children's book author Mem Fox detained for two hours at LAX. This comes after former Norwegian prime minister Kjell Magne Bondevik received similar treatment at Dulles. This crap is killing the U.S. tourism industry and that means American jobs. Mr. Trump, let's put this to you in words you can understand: "Fuck you, you fucking fuck!"

Pence tweets message of support for Israel showing the flag of Nicaragua instead of Israel. Which proves that America has two complete dullards as number 1 and 2.

Jersey shore pizzeria chain owner sentenced to federal prison for income tax evasion. This is the real Pizzagate, backed up by what are known as "facts."

The three Trump administrations. The executive branch now resembles a game of three-card monte.

Alan Colmes dies at 66. WMR editor appeared on Alan's Fox News show "Hannity & Colmes" and on his radio program. An all-around nice guy and a gentleman. RIP, Alan. And unlike what that fat and unfunny Al Franken did to Colmes in his lousy book, this reference to Alan Colmes is in a large type font.

Chicago ABC-7 suspends sportscaster Mark Giangreco for an anti-Trump tweet. And the transformation of America into a personality cult fascist state continues.

Leader of the "Fellowship," aka "The Family," Doug Coe dead at 88. And with him goes decades of secret control by a dangerous cult of politicians around the world.

ICE agents removed a brain tumor patient from a Texas hospital and bound her hands and ankles. There are many Trump humpers who support such brutality.

Pizza shop Peepergate in Pennsylvania. Ladies room "peeping Tom" caught at Luigi's. And the perp never worked for the Clinton campaign, but soon, some crazed Trump humpers will claim that he did.

British scientist convicted for taking hidden videos of women renters at his California home. Why does Trump permit British perverts to have work visas in the United States?

CPAC disinvites Steve Bannon replacement at Breitbart, Milo Yiannopoulos, after video surfaces of him praising pedophilia. As WMR contended from the beginning, "Pizzagate" was a diversion from GOP pedophilia networks that include Bannon, Trump, and the "Hastert and Sandusky wing" of the Republican Party. Milo also voiced his pedophile interests on the Joe Rogan radio show. Now, who recently appeared on that same program?

Russian ambassador to the UN Vitaly Churkin dies suddenly. Is this what the future of the CIA under Pompeo holds? A return to heart attack guns.
Nazi Baltimore before World War II. Then the Nazis landed in Arlington, VA. Now, they're in Alexandria, VA.
Trump White House ties to neo-Nazis evokes a shameful past in DC area. Richard Spencer and his "Steve Miller Band."
Trump erratic behavior puts world leaders in quandary. Trump changes his mind so often, his word can't be trusted.
Flynn resigns as National Security Adviser. David Petraeus under consideration as replacement.
Jeffrey Sandusky, son of Jerry Sandusky, arrested for child sex abuse. Just another day in Pennsylvania.
From New World Order to Hazy Global Disorder. The Chaos Politics of Donald Trump.
Trump threatens Nordstrom's after he makes threats against Iran, France, Australia, China, Arnold Schwarzenegger, and federal judges. Nordstrom's stock value skyrockets as a result. Mango Mussolini is such an idiot.
Remember the Brandon Massacre. Man yells "Allahu Akbar" in Brandon, Florida Home Depot. Perpetrator is a non-Muslim meth head who lives with his mother. But we must never forget those who never lost their lives on Aisle 14.
Spicer wants America to remember the Islamist terror massacre of Atlanta. Eric Rudolph, the 1996 Olympics bomber, was an anti-abortion Christian fundie terrorist and that was the last major terrorist attack in Atlanta. But, hey, "alternate facts."
Trump regrets hiring Spicer as press secretary. Saturday Night Live spoof of Spicer rattled Trump, irritated Bannon.
War hawks in Trump White House threaten war with Iran. Flynn falsely accused Iran of attacking a Saudi warship.
Trump's alt-right movement joins Soros in Russia-bashing. Trump's cadres suggest Putin is behind U.S. protests.

Iran-contra felon Elliott Abrams is Trump's choice as Deputy Secretary of State. Why not? The White House has turned into Rikers Island South.
Congress must curb Trump's killing off of environmental regulations. The planet cannot wait for Trump to leave office.
Gov. Rick Scott (R-Medicaid Fraud) threatens Florida ports that do business with Cuba. Trump's evil apprentice is costing Florida jobs.
Trump, who ran to defend Main Steet from Wall Street, kills Wall Street regulatory fiduciary rule that protects retirement accounts. Retirees of Florida and Arizona, you've been conned by Mango Mussolini.
Trump threatens to cancel UC Berkeley's federal funding after appearance by Breitbart editor canceled. Trump comes to the defense of editor who describes himself as a "dangerous faggot." Wow, a dangerous fascist comes to the aid of a dangerous faggot. Good morning America!
Trump visit to Harley-Davidson in Milwaukee canceled due to protests. Harley canceled the event.
Monday night massacre. Trump fires acting Attorney General Sally Yates for rejecting visa ban. Sixth federal judge nixes Trump power grab on entrance to the US.
Soros on the ropes. Global hedge fund troublemaker finds many doors now closed.
Five federal judges stay Trump's border ban on entrants from seven countries. Trump claims he will ignore the orders, setting the stage for a constitutional crisis.
Trump eliminates the Chairman of the JCS  and Director of National Intelligence from permanent membership on the National Security Council. But Trump adds Breitbart fascist fatso Steve Bannon as a permanent member. There is something very, very wrong in this country.
  • Three federal judges "trump" Trump on visa/green card holder entry ban. Certain websites call this a partisan Democrat attack on Trump by judiciary. That is an "alternative fact." Judge Donnelly (NY) appointed by Obama. Judge Brinkema (VA) by Clinton, Judge Zilly (WA) by Reagan. If you can't get your basic facts straight, you have no damned business in journalism or in the White House.
  • George H W Bush in hospital. The howls he hears are from the saliva-dripping Kerberos, the hound of Hades, anxiously awaiting his arrival.
CANADA
Canada pledges cyber-warriors for Latvia. But what will they do?
Canadian Tories purge 1,351 fake members from membership rolls. The Tories have been receiving training from their GOP pals in the U.S.
Canadian volunteer church group denied entry to the United States because they were believed to "steal jobs." Why does a guy like Trump hate Christians so much? Trump worships a different kind of cross: Nazi Swastika
Girl Guides of Canada cancel all trips to U.S. It's just too dangerous for Canadian girls to be subjected to the whims of drooling U.S. border guards and customs officers who want to emulate their commander-in-chief.
Escaping northward from America: a hazardous journey that often leads to death. Ivory Coast refugee recounts the ice cold trek.
Canadian senator charged with sexual affair with underage teen girl. Senators demand Don Meredith resign.

Families who aided Snowden's escape in Hong Kong want asylum in Canada. Who is threatening them? Speak up Fat Boy Pompeo.
"Stateless" American refugee escapes to Canada to avoid being deported to Lebanon. Refugee lived in U.S. for 39 years.
Canadian citizen of Indian descent refused entry to U.S. at Vermont border. Canadian was going to Vermont spa.
Canada extends military mission in Ukraine. The power of Canada's Ukrainian lobby in action.
Trudeau cabinet dealing with refugee crisis from the U.S. But many have U.S. visas issued in Saudi Arabia, a warning flag.

LATIN AMERICA/CARIBBEAN
Trump pal and ex-Panamanian president Martinelli fights extradition to Panama from Miami. Is Trump pulling strings to help Martinelli?
Pro-Macri newspaper Clarin retracts fake news alleging former Spanish PM urged Macri to place ex-President Kirchner in prison. Paper makes up quote attributed to Felip Gonzalez. Macri and Trump are fellow travelers.
Guatemala presidential adviser ordered arrested. Funny man president Morales is not laughing now.
Dominica-Cuba ties grow closer. Cuba aids island nation in areas of climatic change, environment, and public health.
Mexican governor jailed for allowing his predecessor to escape justice by fleeing to Belize. Verzcruz state a lesson in narcotics smuggling and total corruption.
Bonaire government survives executive council vote. Coalition remains intact.

Guatemalan protesters demand Morales resign as president. Head of state called "incapable."
Venezuela foreign minister calls Peruvian president a "coward" and a "dog." Lima recalls ambassador in Caracas.
Peru news being broadcast in Quechua. The Spaniards and American-backed dictators tried to stamp it out.


Tijuana "shit tsunami" may have been intentional. Mexican sewage discharge fouled San Diego beaches.
Honduran environmental leader assassinated by U.S.-trained Honduran elite troops. John Negroponte's death squads are still alive and doing well.
Trump's vulgarity is contagious. Bahamian PM Perry Christie flips the bird.
Brazil's Carnival revelers protest against CIA stooge president Temer. They want Dilma back.
Argentine opposition moves to impeach corrupt Macri. Macri is the Trump of Argentina.
CARICOM leaders pledge support for Belize and Guyana in border disputes. St. Kitts-Nevis absent from summit.
Bolivia seizes U.S. weapons cache. This is Pompeo's CIA doing this.

Bolivia seizes U.S. weapons cache. This is Pompeo's CIA doing this.
Former Peruvian president Alejandro Toledo sought by Lima. Toledo's Israeli wife, Eliane Karp, gives him an insurance policy to escape justice.
Radio Marti continues broadcasting anti-Cuban government drivel. Neocon contrivances never seem to die.
Leftist Obrador favored as next Mexican president. That will set the stage for a potential military conflict with Trumpist America. Let's see how many Texas Trumpers will be willing to die for the moron-in-chief.
Antigua to issue list of diplomatic passport holders. Dip. passports have been on sale to highest bidders.
Cayman Islands visas no longer required for Chinese nationals. China expands influence in Western Hemisphere.
  • Trump threatens Mexican president with U.S. troops. Of course, there are denials about it because such an act would violate the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo of 1848 and invalidate the Rio Grande river as the U.S. Mexican border. Hey Mango Mussolini, your wall will have to be on the Texas-Oklahoma border!


  • El Chapo extradited to U.S. Be certain the CIA will prevent him from talking at his trial about his "special relationship" with Langley.
  
EUROPE
Switzerland keeps invading Liechtenstein and getting away with it. In an age of GPS, how could Swiss troops not know where they are?
Russia accused of assassinating exiled Russian Communist MP in Ukraine. Ahem . . . Ukraine's Nazis, who are in power in Kiev, have killed Ukrainian Communists, so why not a Russian one?
Kamza, Albania names street after Trump. Albania also has a statute of George W. Bush. Where's Dennis Hastert Children's Park?
Stand by for another map change in Europe. Autonomous Mercia, Northumbria, and Wales. And don't forget Cornwall.
Croatia gets new weapons from the U.S. as Russia supplies Serbia receives new fighter jets from Russia. Balkans returns to war footing.
Bulgarian ambassador to Turkey recalled. Turkey accused of involvement in Bulgarian election campaign.
Turkish hackers post Nazi slurs on Twitter accounts in Germany and the Netherlands. So, why isn't the U.S. Justice Department criminally charging the Erdogan government with hacking?
Anti-immigrant party falls short in Netherlands election. PM Rutte declares victory.
Free book in Bulgaria details all those on payroll of Soros. "Political engineers" include prosecutors and judges.
Hungarian president Janos Ader defeats Soros-backed candidate. Defeated Laszlo Majtenyi jokingly said he did not extend his thanks to George Soros. As well he should, Soros now has a terrible track record in inserting his clones into power.
Dutch warn citizens about travel to Turkey. Also, Turkey detains Austrian citizens for criticizing Erdogan.
Bulgarian vigilantes patrol border to keep Muslim migrants out. Citizens armed with machetes, knives, and hatchets. Too bad one can't get close to Turkey's Erdogan and give him a "splitting headache."
Corbyn backs second Scottish independence referendum. Scottish Labor irate.
Islamist protesters attack Dutch consulate in Istanbul. Make Istanbul Great Again. Return it to Constantinople and restore the Holy See of Byzantium and rid the city of Sunnis unless they convert to Greek Orthodoxy. Two can play the Wahhabi game.

Scotland plans 2018 independence vote. There will be no President Obama to lobby against it this time around.
Hungary to detain all asylum seekers. UN agency throws a fit.
Erdogan likens Germany's policies to Nazi regime. Berlin-Ankara relations take another hit.
Poland dumps Tusk as candidate for EU Council President. European federalists want to keep Tusk.


May braces for second Scottish independence referendum. Scotland seeks to remain in EU.
EU may impose visas for U.S. citizens. That means a French visa to visit Paris and an Italian visa to fly to Rome.
Russia sticking with recognition of Abkhazia and South Ossetia independence. Moscow rejects claims by Georgian negotiator that Russia will abandon both states.
Pheasant Island: the island that is French for half a year and Spanish for the other half. It's a different kind of condominium.
Swedish security services busts agent spying on Tibetan refugees for a "foreign power." It's obvious what power it is.
ICE detains and threatens to deport French historian Henri Rousso. First they came for the Muslims, then the Jews, and then you! Nazi is as Nazi does.
Estonia reaches out to ethnic Russians and Russian-speakers. If Ukraine had done this, there would be no civil war.
Former CIA officer arrested in Portugal for kidnapping of Muslim cleric in Italy. Sabrina De Sousa to be extradited to Italy.
Montenegro, a virtual colony of the Rothschilds, accuses Russia of backing a coup. Too bad the coup report is not true, since ridding Montenegro of the Rothschilds would be a blessing.
Finland on used arms buying spree to replace Soviet-era weaponry. It bought used armor chassis from the Netherlands. And second-hand howitzers from South Korea. It's all in preparation for NATO membership.
Trump's "Sweden Massacre" joins the "Massacres of Bowling Green and Atlanta" in the White House "fake news" annals. Never forget what never happened in Sweden. Photo of the only thing that survived the Swedish massacre: Now we can enjoy those delicious meatballs, minus the schlep to IKEA.
"Fake news" copy of L'Osservatore Romano sent to Vatican cardinals. Sounds like the work of Cardinal Raymond Burke and his friend Steve Bannon.

"Fake news" copy of L'Osservatore Romano sent to Vatican cardinals. Sounds like the work of Cardinal Raymond Burke and his friend Steve Bannon.
Hamburg airport evacuated after foul smell wafts through terminal. Likely, an arriving passenger had availed himself of the free taco bar at the National Press Club in DC.
Former Shin Bet chief inolved in Volkswagen emission scandal. So, Israeli security officisls working closely with Adolf Hitler's favorite firm. No surprise.
Romanian Social Democratic leader blames Soros for nation's political unrest. Chalk up another loss for Trump's real estate investor.
Trump demanded that Hollande give U.S. back NATO money. Hollande should've responded:
"Es-tu fou?"
Belgium alarmed over spread of Wahhabism. And Trump just cleared the sale of advance missiles and fighters to two bastions of Wahhabism: Saudi Arabia and Bahrain. Trump takes his orders from the same cabal, folks! You've been had.
German police round up Al Nusra targets in sweep. Al Nusra has been supported by the CIA.
Navalny guilty of fraud. He also hangs around neo-Nazis. Toss the key away.
Sarkozy on trial for corruption. Neocon is just a synonym for graft and corruption.
Bannon takes sides in Vatican internal battle. Bannon may have provoked Vatican rift with Order of Malta.
Republicans in Congress urge removal of meddling U.S. ambassador to Macedonia Jess Baily. Baily has been spending Soros money against the Macedonian government.           

Former Norwegian Prime Minister Kjell Magne Bondevik detained pursuant to Trump's visa restrictions at Dulles International Airport en route to National Prayer Breakfast. Trump bans "Lutheran terrorists" from prayer breakfast where he prayed for Schwarzenegger's TV ratings. Trump needs to be placed in the "John Hinckley Suite" at St. Elizabeth's.
Putin says Ukraine President stoking violence in Donbass to curry favor with Trump. "Choco-shenko" is desperate without Obama.
Spanish EU official to Scotland: If Scotland tries to join EU alone, it will wait behind Montenegro, Serbia, Bosnia, and Turkey.
U.S. deploying tanks to Estonia. So much for Trump's pulling back from confrontation with Russia.
Queen Elizabeth not keen on Trump state visit. Trump likened to Mugabe and Ceausescu. It should be recalled that Ceausescu left office in a firing squad.
Hamon wins French Socialist presidential primary. Valls, a right-wing Socialist, defeated.
Scottish First Minister tells London that Scotland is resolute on economic and political independence with Brexit. Wales will follow.                 
  • The world's second-smallest nation annexes the world's smallest nation. Vatican takes over the Sovereign Military Order of Malta. SMOM has separate diplomatic relations with over a hundred nations, is a UN observer, and issues its own passports. It is nowa de facto part of the Vatican. Where are the sanctions, visa bans, and asset freezes for the Vatican's illegal takeover?
  • Portugal's Mario Soares dead at 92. The corporate media won't report that Soares was a long-time CIA asset who steered European social democracy right into the hands of the bare-fanged bankers.
Translation: Christianity, Super-powerness, National identity
MIDDLE EAST
UAE summons Swiss ambassador over Swiss statement at UN criticizing human rights situation in Bahrain. Go ahead Mercedes-driving shaikh monkeys, see what will happen to your secret Swiss bank accounts.
UN official forced out over report stating Israel is an "apartheid state." Secretary General Antonio Guterres shows that he is a Zionist tool.
Erdogan attacks Netherlands over 1995 Srebenica massacre. Dutch call comment repugnant.
Ancient Assyrian artifacts discovered in ISIL tunnels in Mosul. ISIL was just waiting to fence them to Israeli antiquities poachers.

Erdogan on rants, calls Dutch and Germans "Nazis." And Erdogan is a jihadist monstrosity.
Israel bars entry to foreign critics of country. Middle East's only "democratic" nation?
Israeli Defense Minister Lieberman says Trump administration warned Israel against any West Bank sovereignty grab. If true, Trump deserves some credit for this stance.


India expands influence in Kurdistan. Delhi-Erbil diplomatic contacts increasing.
Turkey pressuring Trump administration to abandon Syrian Kurds. The typical American double-cross for the Kurds. First, it was Woodrow Wilson, then Richard Nixon, and soon, Donald Trump. 
Le Pen refused to wear head scarf in meeting with Lebanese Muslim leaders. Good for her. No religion has the right to impose its antiquated beliefs and rituals on others.
Azerbaijani president names his wife as first vice president. Nepotism from Washington, DC to Baku now rules.
Trump team ignores human rights outrages in Bahrain. For Trump, it's all about weapons sales and oil.


UAE to set up military base in Berbera, Somaiiland to fight Houthis in Yemen. That base will be run by Betsy De Vos's brother Erik Prince, the chief of UAE's mercenary army.
Pompeo gives Saudi crown prince "George Tenet Award" for counter-terrorism. That includes Saudi support for Al Qaeda and ISIL.
Israel lashes out at Belgian prime minister for meeting with Israeli liberal groups. Netanyahu and Trump are two bullies who need to go.
Trump praises Erdogan's handling of coup. That included arresting journalists, politicians, police and military officers, and college professors. Trump admires that! CIA's Pompeo to visit Turkey in first overseas trip.
Trump approved deadly Yemen raid with insufficient intelligence. Main Al Qaeda target missed completely but 8-year old girl killed. Trump is making George W. Bush look like Churchill.
Yemeni ballistic missile strikes Riyadh. It's always good when the Saudis get a taste of their own medicine.

ASIA
North Korea suspected in cyber-heist of $81 million in Bangladesh funds held at Federal Reserve Bank in NY. Which means the North Koreans can hack into SWIFT.
Shinzo Abe mired in land sale scam involving his family. Does that also explain why Abe was the first leader to meet real estate scam baron Trump after his election in November?
South Korea concerned about safety of athletes in wake of attack on Kim Jong-nam. Hunan province in China is of particular concern.
Yogi Adityanath appointment as Uttar Pradesh chief minister portends Hindu extremism at expense of minorities. A return to Hindu-Muslim violence is a real threat.
Taiwan in talks over establishing diplomatic relations with Order of Malta. Move comes as Vatican-China ties may be imminent.

Taiwan accuses China of stepped-up espionage on island. Claims Chinese agents are masquerading as academics and businessmen.
Cambodia remains one of North Korea's closest allies in Asia. A leftover from the brotherly ties between Norodom Sihanouk and Kim Il Sung.
Philippines Vice President Leni Robredo criticizes Duterte's drug war. Calls for UN to investigate Duterte's crimes against humanity.
Violence after Indian troops cross into Nepal and shoot Nepali protester. Indians laying claim to Nepali territory.

Maldives denies it is selling the 26 islands of Faafu atoll to Saudi Arabia. Such a deal would represent a dangerous expansion of Wahhabi influence in Indian Ocean.
Duterte protests U.S. television show depicting a misogynist Philippines president. Duterte is competing with Trump as far as being a boor and Duterte is winning.
Chinese prime minister criticizes calls for Hong Kong independence. First time the issue has been raised publicly by a Chinese PM.


Saudi Arabia buying more influence in Indonesia as King Salman visits. Saudis move as Indonesia is becoming more Islamist.
Sindh's "CIA" -- Crime Investigation Agency is as corrupt as America's CIA -- and more dangerous. Sindhi agency a nest of corruption.
Maldives bans sex toys. Which means that Donald Trump is banned from visiting Maldives, since he is a giant dildo.
Kim Jong-nam assassinated by VX nerve agent. North Korea refuses to accept Malaysian police investigation.
Feline Pizzagate in Japan. Pizza Hut runs entirely by cats!
Senator calls Duterte "sociopathic serial killer." Senator was previously charged with drug crimes.
Singapore PM backs two-state solution in meeting with Netanyahu. First Israeli PM visit to Singapore.
AFRICA
Anglophone leaders on trial in Cameroon. English-speaking Cameroon wants freedom as the Republic of Ambazonia.
U.S.-Africa trade meeting in Los Angeles was missing key attendees: Africans. Trump regime denied visas to invited guests from
Ethiopia, Ghana, Guinea, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, and South Africa.
Benin considers single 6-year presidential term. Move supported by President Patrice Talon.
Tanzania Broadcasting Corporation and TBC1 radio station fall for fake news. False news story about Trump praising Tanzanian president aired.
Equatorial Guinea's Teodoro Obiang Nguema promotes vigilante killings. Obiang is one of Africa's longest-serving dictators.

Botswana and Palestine establish diplomatic relations. Israel's influence in a diplomatic ally curtailed.
Mugabe racking up more frequent flyer miles than Trump. 93-year old despot is called the "nomad president."
South African security minister takes on fake news and social media. David Mahlobo wants new regulations imposed on social media.

SOUTH PACIFIC/ANTIPODES
More powers devolved to Bougainville government. Bougainville president expects financing also.
New Zealand expels U.S. diplomat who left country with a black eye and broken nose. Looks like Trump has himself a new deputy Secretary of State. Colin White is an NSA technician who worked with NSA's NZ counterpart, GCSB.
U.S. fingerprinting refugees on Nauru and Manus Island prior to transfer to U.S. 1500 refugees undergoing extreme vetting per Trump's order.

U.S. to abandon Quad fishing surveillance agreement in Pacific. Pacific states refuse to share information about their waters with Washington.
Labor sweeps away Liberal-Nationals in Western Australia.
New premier vows to stop privatization schemes.
Visa-free agreement in works between Russia and Micronesia. The South Pacific is no longer an "American lake."
Children as young as 7 employed as laborers in Samoa. ILO demands Saoman government take corrective action.
Anton Bakov wanted to buy three Kiribati islands to revive the Romanov dynasty. Bakov wanted to buy Malden Island and two other Southern Line isles for resort complex. Kiribati rejected the offer.
POLAR/REMOTE ATLANTIC
WORLD OF SCIENCE
Cirrus clouds seen on Mars. But, but, we were told that was impossible on a totally arid planet.
Dinosaurs may have originated in Britain. And their mother is named Camilla Bowles.
Move to restore Pluto to planetary status. Pluto wants some R-E-S-P-E-C-T.
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