Troops and vehicles from bases in the UK, Germany, the Netherlands, Spain, Poland, Norway, and Albania are to roll through or fly over Europe to the final rallying ground in Cincu, Romania, where the active phase of Operation Noble Jump 17 is to start on June 8. Some parts of the training will take part in Bulgaria and Greece as well, the Sofia Globe reported.
Of the some 4,000 allied troops taking part in the war games, 1,900 are part of the so-called Very High Readiness Joint Task Force (VJTF). Around 500 military vehicles are taking part in the drill as well.
Confirming a multitude of reports at Infowars and other news outlets, Lopez verified that the “deep state” is indeed real, while also cautioning against generalizations.
“’Deep state’ refers to those who are willing to ‘break the law’ by revealing classified information to the public — specifically, to journalists,” Lopez told Infowars. “I also would not lump the entire intelligence community into a basket called the ‘deep state.’”
Is that what they are laughing at in this image? Or are they scoffing at Anthony Weiner’s sexts
The NYTimes adds that The White House document that contained Mr. Trump’s comments was based on notes taken from inside the Oval Office and has been circulated as the official account of the meeting.
Additionally, one official read quotations to The Times, and a second official confirmed the broad outlines of the discussion, suggesting that the long knives close to Trump may be getting sharper.
There may heva been a method to Trump’s madness, an “art of the deal” if you will. According to yet another government official briefed on the meeting and quoted by the NYT, “Trump was using a negotiating tactic when he told Mr. Lavrov about the “pressure” he was under. The idea was to create a sense of obligation with Russian officials and to coax concessions out of Mr. Lavrov – on Syria, Ukraine and other issues – by saying that Russian meddling in last year’s election had created enormous political problems for Mr. Trump.”
It’s unclear if this particular approach worked, although in retrospect it certainly provided hours of entertainment for the Russian foreign ministry.
In response to the NYT story, the White House did not deny the quotes but instead said that Comey’s “grandstanding” and “politicizing” of the Russia probe hurt diplomatic efforts with Moscow.
“The President has always emphasized the importance of making deals with Russia as it relates to Syria, Ukraine, defeating ISIS and other key issues for the benefit and safety of the American people,” White House spokesman Sean Spicer says in statement. “By grandstanding and politicizing the investigation into Russia’s actions, James Comey created unnecessary pressure on our ability to engage and negotiate with Russia,” Spicer says
“The investigation would have always continued, and obviously, the termination of Comey would not have ended it” Spicer said adding that “once again, the real story is that our national security has been undermined by the leaking of private and highly classified conversations”
- In an unprecedented move, Hamburg authorities confiscated six residential units in the Hamm district near the city center. A trustee appointed by the city is now renovating the properties and will rent them — against the will of the owner — to tenants chosen by the city. District spokeswoman Sorina Weiland said that all renovation costs will be billed to the owner of the properties.
- Similar expropriation measures have been proposed in Berlin, the German capital, but abandoned because they were deemed unconstitutional.
- Some Germans are asking what is next: Will authorities now limit the maximum amount of living space per person, and force those with large apartments to share them with strangers?
Authorities in Hamburg, the second-largest city in Germany, have begun confiscating private dwellings to ease a housing shortage — one that has been acutely exacerbated by Chancellor Angela Merkel’s decision to allow more than two million migrants into the country in recent years.
Speculation continues to swirl around White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer, who has hindered Trump with a series of high profile gaffes. As Infowars reported first (before the rest of the mainstream media followed suit), Trump is seriously considering replacing Spicer with Fox News host Kimberley Guilfoyle.
In an eyebrow-raising move, Guilfoyle ‘liked’ one of my tweets in which I linked to a story about the fact that Trump was considering her for the post, alongside the comment, “I had this story 2 days ago, lazy MSM late again.”
The victory caps an extraordinary rise for the 39-year-old former investment banker, who will become the country’s youngest-ever leader.
He has promised to heal a fractured and demoralised country after a vicious campaign that has exposed deep economic and social divisions, as well as tensions around identity and immigration.
Initial estimates showed Macron winning between 65.5 percent and 66.1 percent of ballots ahead of Le Pen on between 33.9 percent and 34.5 percent.