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Iran mass producing domestic main battle tank

Ryan Maass, Tehran formally announced it will begin mass producing its domestically built main battle tank during a ceremony attended by the country’s defense leadership. The ceremony was held on Sunday and was attended by Iran’s Brigadier General Hossein Dehqan. The official spoke highly of the tank’s design, suggesting the new platform’s capabilities rival those

Calls To Boycot Wegmans Backfire As Stores Sell Out Of Trump Wine

Christine Rousselle, File this one under “boycotts that weren’t”: after calls to boycott the grocery store Wegmans because they sell wines from Trump Winery, the locations that actually sold the wine…sold out of it completely. “As of late yesterday, we had sold out many varieties in our (Virginia) stores, and in some cases, all varieties,”

‘Nonsense & downright lie:’ Mexico denies Trump threatened to send in troops

RT, Mexico’s foreign relations department slammed the report. After the AP and Mexican media reported that Trump had threatening to send the US military to chase “bad hombres” out of Mexico in a phone call with Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto, the Mexican government has slammed the claim as “a downright lie.” The statement “did not

German Official: We Regret Open Borders

RT, Says growing Muslim population a challenge for open-minded society. Berlin made mistakes with its “open-door” refugee policy, which “went off course” and saw hundreds of thousands of asylum seekers entering the country over the past two years, German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble admits. The German government is currently trying “to improve what went off

Trump Tax Reform Could ‘Transform’ Global Oil Market

RT, American energy renaissance set to flourish under new President. The Republican Party’s proposed shift to border-adjusted corporate tax (BTA) could have a significant impact on the global oil market, pushing US crude prices higher and triggering large-scale domestic production, said analysts at Goldman Sachs. The border tax intends to boost US manufacturing by taxing

Flynn called Russia ambassador, no sanction talk ‘plain and simple’

The Donald Trump transition team has acknowledged that its incoming national security adviser has been in contact with Russia’s ambassador but denies reports they were plotting over recently imposed sanctions on Moscow. A transition team official acknowledged a call on Dec. 29, the day President Obama hit Russia for election-related hacking, but said the conversation

‘Trust Me’ Doesn’t Cut it on Russian Hacking

Kenneth R. Timmerman, This one-sided report smells like a political hatchet job.  Here’s the real problem with the joint intelligence report on alleged Russian hacking: without the classified details, we ordinary citizens are supposed to take the breathless allegations, presented as “high confidence” intelligence judgments, on faith. Director of National Intelligence James Clapper and CIA

Herridge: ‘Absolutely No Backup Data’ For Russian Hacking Narrative

Robert Kraychik,  Friday’s declassified intelligence report “has absolutely no backup data” to support its conclusions, noted Fox News Channel’s chief intelligence correspondent Catherine Herridge: “This unclassified report really has absolutely no backup data about sources or methods, and critics will use this as a way to say that the intelligence community politicized this report and

“The Truth Is What We Say It Is”: Obama Signs Orwellian Law Setting Up Fake News Gestapo

Tyler Durden, Editor’s Comment: The federal government has long been at odds with truth. It thrives in a cesspool of spin, lies and misdirection focused constantly around fixing the facts. Why anyone gives any credence to anything said through official Washington channels is only explained by an honest assessment of the helpless and indifferent captive

Obama Quietly Signs The ‘Countering Disinformation And Propaganda Act’ Into Law

Zero Hedge, Just like that, the US Ministry of Truth is officially born. Late on Friday, with the US population embracing the upcoming holidays and oblivious of most news emerging from the administration, Obama quietly signed into law the 2017 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) which authorizes $611 billion for the military in 2017. In