H R McMaster says Trump’s remark to Lavrov about firing “crazy” James Comey have to be understood in context

May 21, 2017

From ABC
STEPHANOPOULOS:..New York Times as you know reporting, here’s what the president said in the meeting. “I just fired the head of the FBI. He was crazy, a real nut job. I faced great pressure because of Russia. That’s take off.” Is that what the president said?

MCMASTER: Well I don’t remember exactly what the president said. And the notes that there apparently have I do not think are a direct transcript. But the gist of the conversation was that the president feels as if he is hamstrung in his ability to work with Russia to find areas of cooperation because this has been obviously so much in the news. And that was the intention of that portion of that conversation.

STEPHANOPOULOS: Did you understand how this might look though? To an average American right now. You have the President of the United States telling the Russian foreign minister, in their first meeting, that that the pressure is off because he’s fired the FBI director investigating Russian interference in the campaign. Does that seem appropriate to you?

MCMASTER: As you know it’s very difficult to take a few lines, to take a paragraph out of what are what appear to be notes of that meeting. And to be able to see the full context of the conversation.

http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/week-transcript-21-2017-lt-gen-mcmaster-rep/story?id=47540263


Lavrov lies brazenly over Comey firing

May 21, 2017

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has refuted the claims that he had ostensibly discussed the dismissal of the former FBI director Comey with US President Donald Trump during the minister’s meeting with the US President on May 10.

https://sputniknews.com/politics/201705201053812562-lavrov-trump-comey-claims/

But he has been contradicted by multiple sources, so he is lying. The question is why he is going to such lengths to pretend he never discussed the firing of James Comey with Donald Trump when this would have been the most normal thing in the world. After all, as Foreign Minister, Lavrov has to be briefed on all the developments concerning his country and its relationship with the USA.  Once briefed, it would be the most natural thing in the world to ask questions about the firing of Comey and the Russian investigation.


SIX DEAD, RUSSIAN DIPLOMATS…

May 21, 2017

In the light of the latest developments in my own case in Larisa, I wonder whether the six Russian diplomats who have died recently in mysterious circumstances may have had something in common, namely, some knowledge of the back channel contacts between the Trump Team and their Russian handlers…

Contact between the Trump team and the Russians would not necessarily be a bad thing, unless, that is, the Ruskies were planning mischief and want to stay out of the picture at all costs…

From The Independent

When Russia’s ambassador to the United Nations died suddenly in New York last week, he became the sixth Russian diplomat to die unexpectedly since November, leaving internet conspiracy theorists trying to spot a pattern.

Vitaly Churkin, 64, was rushed to hospital from his office at Russia’s UN mission on 20 February, after becoming ill without warning on his way in to work.

8 November 2016

On the morning of US Election Day, Russian diplomat Sergei Krivov, 63, was found lying unconscious on the floor of the Russian Consulate in New York with a head injury. Initial reports said Mr Krivov fell from the roof and had blunt force injuries, but Russian officials quickly changed their story and said he died from a heart attack.

19 December 2016

Russia’s Ambassador to Turkey, Andrei Karlov, 62, was assassinated at a photography exhibition in Ankara.
26 December 2016

Ex-KGB chief Oleg Erovinkin, 61, who is believed to have helped the former MI6 spy Christopher Steele compile his dossier on Mr Trump, was found dead in the back of his black Lexus car in Moscow on Boxing Day.

9 January 2017

The Russian Consul in Athens, Greece, Andrei Malanin, 55, was found dead on the bathroom floor in his apartment by another member of embassy staff after he failed to arrive at work or answer his phone.

27 January 2017

Russia’s Ambassador to India, Alexander Kadakin, 67, died after a “brief illness” according to Indian media, which quoted sources saying he had been unwell for a few weeks.
20 February 2017

Russia’s Ambassador to the UN Vitaly Churkin died suddenly in New York of suspected heart failure. A medical examiner suggested the need to carry out toxicology tests.


ITALIANS PROTEST COMPULSORY VACCINATION FOR CHILDREN, ACCUSE GOVERNMENT OF SERVING BIG PHARMA

May 21, 2017

The Italian government’s decision to make vaccines compulsory for children has sparked protests. Parents who refuse to give their children the vaccines face losing custody over them as well as fines, reports ORF.

http://www.orf.at/#/stories/2392419/

“The government approved making 12 vaccines, including measles, rubella and chickenpox, mandatory starting this September for children attending Italian pre-schools through the second year of high school. Other required vaccines include tetanus, diphtheria, polio and hepatitis B,” reports The Independent.

“The health minister, Beatrice Lorenzin, said children will not be accepted into nursery or pre-schools without proof of vaccinations, while parents of children legally obliged to attend school will face hefty fines for noncompliance.”

A demonstration against the compulsory vaccination has been called for July 8th in the city of Pesaro. Protestors argue that there has been no measles epidemic, which has been used to justify making the vaccines mandatory. The government has been accused of serving the interests of pharmaceutical companies.


MALAWI HEALTH CHIEF CONFIRMS EBOLA VACCINE OR DRUG COULD TAKE YEARS

May 21, 2017

Malawi’s Chief of Health Services Dr. Charles Mwansambo has confirmed that there is no treatment against the virus and that new drug therapies have shown promising results in laboratory studies and are being evaluated.

“Several vaccines are being tested but it could be several years before any are available. In the absence of effective treatment and a human vaccine, raising awareness of the risk factors for Ebola infection and the protective measures individuals can take is the only way to reduce human infection and death,” he said.

See more at: https://www.nyasatimes.com/ministry-health-alerts-malawians-ebola-outbreak-drc-offers-extra-precaution-measures/#sthash.p0rwW4QZ.dpuf


Is Zeus angry with Trump? His astonishing self demolition is like a mortal blinded by the gods

May 20, 2017

“And the plan he thought seemed best was to send a false dream to Donald Trump…”

Saving the FBI a huge amount of time, Trump has admitted to his crimes on twitter and in TV interviews, happily lying and contradicting himself at every turn.

https://www.vox.com/vox-sentences/2017/5/19/15664244/vox-sentences-trump-lawyers-researching-impeachment

Even top Republicans are now suggesting Trump needs a “frontal lobotomy.”

http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2017/05/19/trump-officials-he-looks-more-and-more-like-a-complete-moron

David Gomez, a former FBI assistant special agent, said Trump’s admissions of guilt “demonstrated a profound inability to grasp the potential consequences of his words.”

“On a big case like this, the ideal thing would be a wiretap on your number one subject,” Gomez added. “But in this case, you don’t need a wiretap. He just comes right out and says it.”

Have we ever seen anything like this in modern politics? A leading politician having a King Lear style descent into dark depths on twitter?

Why make things easy for himself, when he can make them difficult and get himself impeached really fast?

Why force the FBI to collect evidence of obstruction of justice, when he can incriminate himself in public?

Why be discreet when he can tell the Russians being investigated by FBI Director James Comey that he had just fired “nutjob” Comey to crush the Russia probe?

As Trump’s aides struggle to understand his meltdown, reaching for words like moronic, I wonder if there is another explanation. At first blush, Zeus might seem unlikely cause of Trump’s incredible delusionary blindness, but bear with me.

Perhaps one of the gods or God himself has sent a delusion to Trump to help bring about his own downfall? There are accounts of this happening in the Bible and also in Homer. Which brings me back to Zeus.

Trump will himself be flying over Mt Olympus in a couple of days on his complex foreign itinery, thundering over Zeus’ hideout.

Why go straight from Italy to Belgium when you can go from Italy to Belgium and back again complicating your first nine day foreign trip? he will be flying very close to Larisa, Greece, according to a map in the Daily Mail…

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This is a picture of Mount Olympus seen today from outside St Achilles, the main church in Larisa, where I exist, incidentally, as an endangered species having mentioned the Trump team and Russians in my blog post on February 15th.

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Maybe Zeus has gotten wind of what Trump is up to and has decided to take him down.

Surely, this self demolition of Trump induced by some incredible blindness paving the way for his rapid impeachment is the perfect justice, which only the gods can dish out? It is just towards all his voters whom he has betrayed, and it is just given the fact that he has a thoroughly treacherous, authoritarian, phoney, con man character.

In the Iliad, Zeus, up there on the snowy heights of Olympos, sends a “lying dream” to the arrogant King Agammenon to confuse him and lead him to perform actions that will bring about his own ruin. This to avenge Agammenon’s ill treatment of Achilles.

http://www.poetryintranslation.com/PITBR/Greek/Iliad2.htm#anchor_Toc239244704

Could Zeus have decided to call the god “Dream” to him to cast Trump’s mind into delusion?

“Go, deceitful dream, to the White House, and when you reach Trump’s bedroom speak exactly as I wish. Say he must fire FBI Director James Comey swiftly, for here is his chance to ease the pressure of the Russian investigation into his cash washing machine with a bit of real estate on the side. Tell him to blame the firing on Comey’s handling of Clinton’s emails. Afterwards, tell him, to be bold and meet the very Russians Comey is investigating in an unscheduled, secret huddle in the Oval office and hand them over highly classified intelligence information about really dangerous laptop bombs. Allow only a Russian government photographer in to demonstrate responsibility. Call Comey a nutjob whom he has to get rid of to stop the Russia probe among his staff. This time no one will leak. Nothing will reach the New York Times. He will be rid of this probe, once and for all. Say we immortals who dwell on Olympus are no longer at odds on this matter, for Hera has swayed all minds in favour of the Russians with her pleas, and the Americans are doomed to sorrow.’

So he commanded, and the dream came swiftly to the White House, to Trump, resting in his soft silken sheets, lost in ambrosial slumber. It stood there by his head, in the guise of Putin, the President’s most trusted friend, and in Putins’ form the dream from heaven spoke: ‘Do you sleep, now, son of real estate developer Trump, who has so many great deals before you? A man whose vast offshore bank accounts are being filled up with me, charged with turning the USA into our vassal state, on whom responsibility so rests, should not sleep! Listen closely now, I come as Zeus’ messenger, who cares for you, far off though he may be, and feels compassion. He would have you fire your FBI Director James Comey speedily, for that will end the risk of impeachment. Blame it on his handling of the emails of Hilary Clinton. Afterwards, show boldness and meet the very Russians Comey is investigating in an unscheduled, secret huddle in the Oval office and hand them over highly classified intelligence information. Allow only a Russian government photographer in to demonstrate responsibility. Tell them “I just fired the head of the FBI. He was crazy, a real nut job. I face great pressure because of Russia. That’s taken off.” This time no one will leak. The immortals that dwell on high Olympus are no longer at odds, since Hera has swayed all minds with her pleas, and the will of Zeus dooms the Americans to sorrow and to a tsar or dictatorship. Hold fast to this, remember all, when honey-tongued sleep frees you.’

Who knows? Trump, like Agammenon, may have lapped up this flattering dream, woken up feeling elated and burning with impatience to put his plan into action. He may have confused dream and reality under the influence of wishful thinking.

Trump, like Agammenon, didn’t realize that in spite of all his power and wealth, he was just a chess figure in a game played by Zeus.
Or by the God of gods, who controls all things in this world.

“With this the dream departed, leaving the President to ponder as he woke on things that would not happen, the belief – fool that he was – that he might fire James Comey that very day, blame it on Clinton and get away with it. He little knew what Zeus had planned, the pain and sorrow he would bring to Trump and the Ruskies in the mighty conflict when a special prosecutor was appointed and the Congress and Senate got fed up. When he woke, the divine voice was still ringing in his ears. Seated on the bed, he donned his soft tunic, fresh and bright, and spreading his bathrobe round him, bound fine sandals on his shining feet, and and went into his gold-plated bathroom; then he took up his imperishable ancestral staff, and set off through the corridors to the Oval Office.

Now, as the goddess of the dawn reached high Olympus, announcing day to Zeus and the immortals, Trump ordered his clear-voiced secretaries to call the his staff in for an assembly. They cried their summons and the aides swiftly gathered.

But first the Presdient convened a council of close relatives, including his daughter and son in law, and laid out a subtle plan, saying: ‘Listen, in ambrosial night a dream from heaven came to me, my friends, resembling Putin in stature, looks and build. It stood by my head, and spoke, saying: “Do you sleep, now, famous Manhatten tower builder? Listen closely now, I come as Zeus’ messenger, who cares for you, far off though he may be, and feels compassion. He would have you fire FBI Director James Comey with speed, for destroying all the checks and balances will open the way for you to become dictator. The immortals that dwell on high Olympus are no longer at odds, for Hera has swayed all minds with her pleas, and the will of Zeus dooms the Trojans to sorrow. Hold fast to this.”

With this, he sat, and his son in law, failed and indebted Manhatten developer, rose to his feet. Benign of purpose, he addressed the gathering: ‘My friends, leaders, the new tsars of the USA, if it was not the best of the Russians who had told us of this dream, we might think it a lie and ignore it, but rather let us find a way to fire James Comey and pin it on his handling of the Clinton. We will never have a problem with the probe again. We can be as corrupt and autocratic as we please.’

The gods knew all things, according to the ancient Greeks. How much more does the God of gods, the Father of Jesus Christ, know all things!

There is a very common misunderstanding of religion.It’s perpetrated by the likes of proven criminals like Abbess Theodekti and the Bishop of Volos. In this darkened understanding, God is external to us, to the world. We might catch a glimpse of his image in an icon in a building held up by superstition and supported by the pillars of authority like St Achilles in Larisa where a homeless man is left to sleep outside in a rucksack while hundreds of people and clergy walk back and forth for the morning service…

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But the idea is we will never get to know him. He has no real interest in us either. He is never going to bother to send us a dream or inspiration. Whether we develop spiritual qualities and attain eternal life or not is a matter or profound indifference to him.

But the reality is that God is present everywhere and at work everywhere in our lives, trying to help us evolve, develop, reach our potential.

If we allow our understanding to be darkened by egoism, pride, arrogance, worldliness, if we close ourselves to the voice of reason, of conscience, there is a real danger we will end up becoming as ridiculous as Trump.

Now, Trump is likely going to be impeached, bankrupted and imprisoned along with his son in law and daughter too.

But the manner of his demise has been so swift, so self inflicted and so inexplicable, that really, was God at work?

And I thought I had problems here in Larisa with the crooked prosecutors, dear readers. But any pale in comparison to the tsunami of problems Donald Trump has generated for himself just this week.


JARED KUSHNER IDENTIFIED AS “PERSON OF INTEREST” TO INVESTIGATORS IN RUSSIAN PROBE

May 20, 2017

I hope investigators consider that Jared Kushner could have been the person who set in motion a series of events that nearly led to me being arrested under false pretences over my blog post on February 15th naming him as a Russian contact, a blog post which is actually named in the police report in relation to the concealment of a crime under article 232.

Kushner seems to have financial ties not just to the Russians but also to George Soros, a proven reader of my blog.

Soros Tsipras

simos

 

From The Independent

Donald Trump’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner, has reportedly been identified as a “person of interest” in the ongoing investigation into possible ties between Russia and Donald Trump’s campaign.

The Washington Post said a senior adviser to Mr Trump was among people investigators wanted to speak to. A New York magazine reporter then said the person in question was Mr Kushner, 36, who is married to Mr Trump’s eldest daughter and who flew out of Washington on Friday night to accompany the President on his first official foreign trip.

The Post said the person under investigation was close to the President, but did not identify them. However, the number of people who fit such a profile would be very small.

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/us-politics/jared-kushner-russia-investigation-trump-song-in-law-probe-person-interest-a7745916.html