Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Draining the Swamp in Hollywood!

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What Pisses Me Off About Kevin Spacey
Published on Oct 30, 2017
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Kevin Spacey Under Fire From LGBTQIA Community for Attributing Molestation Account to Being Gay
Lionel Nation
Published on Oct 30, 2017
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Kevin Spacey scandal: TV academy withdraws award, 'House of Cards' ending
Maria Puente and Jayme Deerwester, USA TODAY
Published Oct. 30, 2017 | Updated Oct. 31, 2017

Two-time Oscar winner Kevin Spacey faced the harshest criticisms of his career Monday after fellow actor Anthony Rapp accused him of sexually harassing him when he was 14.
Rapp, 46, a Broadway veteran now seen in Star Trek: Discoverytold BuzzFeed that the House of Cards star, then 26, pushed him down on a bed during a party in 1986 and climbed on top of him. Rapp says he left before the encounter went any further.
In a statement published Sunday on Twitter, Spacey, 58, wrote, “I honestly do not remember the encounter, it would have been over 30 years ago. But if I did behave then as he describes, I owe him the sincerest apology for what would have been deeply inappropriate drunken behavior, and I am sorry for the feelings he describes having carried with him all these years."
Spacey added, “As those closest to me know, in my life, I have had relationships with both men and women. I have loved and had romantic encounters with men throughout my life, and I choose now to live as a gay man.”


Earlier Monday, Netflix confirmed the streaming service won’t renew House of Cards — in which Spacey plays the calculating president of the U.S. — past the upcoming Season 6.
Netflix spokeswoman Karen Barragan told USA TODAY the decision to cancel the series was made “months ago” and was unrelated to the allegations. But the streaming service issued a joint statement with producing partner Media Rights Capital saying they are “deeply troubled” by the report.
“In response to last night’s revelations, executives from both of our companies arrived in Baltimore this afternoon to meet with our cast and crew to ensure that they continue to feel safe and supported,” the statement read. “As previously scheduled, Kevin Spacey is not working on set at this time.”
Later Monday, the International Academy of Television Arts and Sciences said Monday that  "in light of recent events" it would no longer honor Spacey with the 2017 Emmy Founders Award.

The International Academy has announced that in light of recent events it will not honor Kevin Spacey with the 2017 Intl Emmy Founders Award
The Academy had planned to present Spacey with the award, which was given to Shonda Rhimes last year, in November at the International Emmys ceremony in New York City. 
The Academy had planned to present Spacey with the award, which was given to Shonda Rhimes last year, in November at the International Emmys ceremony in New York City.
Many in the entertainment and LGBTQ communities were outraged that Spacey combined his coming-out and mea culpa statements, saying it furthered the conflation of homosexuality and pedophilia.
Comedian Wanda Sykes, who is a lesbian, chastised Spacey, writing, “You do not get to ‘choose’ to hide under the rainbow!”
Star Trek actor Zachary Quinto, who came out as gay in 2011, called Spacey’s statement a “calculated manipulation to deflect attention from the very serious accusation that he attempted to molest (a LGBTQ youth).”



Fordham University law professor James Cohen says Spacey probably intended this acknowledgment as a “distraction” from the underlying accusation.
Though the 31-year-old incident may affect Spacey’s reputation, the passage of so much time protects him from criminal prosecution or a civil suit under New York state law. And there’s no doubt from his careful remarks Sunday night that Spacey knew that, Cohen says, calling his tweet an “extremely well-crafted and well-lawyered statement.”
Although there is no statute of limitation in New York on the actual rape of an adult or child, that is not the case for attempted statutory rape, Cohen notes. Under the law, Rapp would have had to press criminal charges or file a lawsuit within five years of reaching the age of majority, 18.
“If the accuser is below majority, the statute would extend until he reached majority, and as long as it’s a one-off (encounter) and not part of a course of sexual misconduct against a child, it would be five years after that,” Cohen says.
Cohen says such statutes aren’t aimed at preventing accusers from suing or at protecting child molesters.
“They’re designed to make sure the evidence is sound, that memories haven’t faded to such an extent that people are not making them up as they go along. That’s something fundamental people are forgetting.”
Could an aggressive prosecutor or a clever lawyer bring charges or a lawsuit anyway? Sure, Cohen says, but “no matter how you do the math, it’s not going to work.”
Contributing: Andrea Mandell, Gary Levin and Kim Willis
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Kevin Spacey Accused of Trying to Molest 14-Year-Old Actor
TMZ
10/30/2017
"Star Trek: Discovery" actor Anthony Rapp claims Kevin Spacey got sexually aggressive toward him when he was only 14 years old, and Spacey has responded by apologizing and coming out as gay.
Rapp told BuzzFeed News the incident occurred in 1986 ... the 2 were both on Broadway at the time.  Rapp says Spacey told him he was having a party and invited him.
Rapp says he got bored and retreated to the bedroom to watch TV. He said Spacey came in the room and appeared drunk, then "picked me up like a groom picks up the bride over the threshold. But I don't, like, squirm away initially, because I'm like, 'What's going on?' And then he lays down on top of me."
Rapp says Spacey was holding him down as he struggled to get away, adding, "He was trying to seduce me." He eventually got away and left.
Spacey, now 58, responded on social media, saying, "I have a lot of respect and admiration for Anthony Rapp as an actor. I am beyond horrified to hear his story. I honestly do not remember the encounter, it would have been over 30 years ago. But if I did behave as he describes, I owe him the sincerest apology for what would have been deeply inappropriate drunken behavior ..."
Spacey went on to say, "The story has encouraged me to address other things about my life," adding, "I have had relationships with both men and women. I have loved and had romantic encounters with men throughout my life, and I choose now to live as a gay man."
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Kevin Spacey Comes Out as Gay and Apologizes to Anthony Rapp for Past Inappropriate Behavior
by Meg Swertlow
Mon, Oct 30, 2017
Kevin Spacey has come out as a gay man and issued an apology to Anthony Rapp after the Star Trek: Discovery star gave an interview to Buzzfeed News 
on Sunday, in which the Broadway vet publicly accused the House of Cards star of making a pass at him when he was just 14 years old.
Soon after the story hit, the two-time Oscar winner apologized in a lengthy statement on social media.
"I have a lot of respect and admiration for Anthony Rapp as an actor," he wrote. "I am beyond horrified to hear his story. I honestly do not remember the encounter as it would have been over 30 years ago. But if I did behave then as he describes I owe him the sincerest apology for what would have been deeply inappropriate drunken behavior and I am sorry for the feelings he described having carried with him all these years."
Spacey also wrote, "This story has encouraged me to address other things in my life...I have loved and had romantic encounters with men throughout my life, and I choose now to live as a gay man."
A few minutes after Spacey's shared his post, Rapp tweeted, "Everything I wanted to say about my experience is in that article, and I have no further comment about it at this time."
While many fans have reacted in support of Spacey's coming out about his long-rumored sexuality, there has also been a big backlash online over his decision to come out in an apology for his past behavior. Commenters have called out the 58-year-old actor for "deflecting" from what they feel is the true issue at hand—being sexually inappropriate with an underage boy.
to shine a light and hopefully make a difference, as they have done for me. 2/3
Everything I wanted to say about my experience is in that article, and I have no further comment about it at this time.
On Sunday, Rapp, who is now 46, alleged that the inappropriate interaction occurred when Spacey befriended the young star while they were both performing on Broadway. The School Ties actor says he went to party at the then 26-year-old actor's apartment.
"He was trying to seduce me," Rapp said to the publication. "I don't know if I would have used that language. But I was aware that he was trying to get with me sexually."
Rapp, who was starring in Precious Sons opposite Ed Harris at the time of the alleged event, claims that he went into the actor's bedroom to watch TV because he got bored. He says that he did not realize everyone had left and when Spacey came back into the bedroom. He claims that the actor picked him up, climbed on top of him and made a sexual advance.
In the interview, Rapp said, "My memory was that I thought, 'Oh, everybody’s gone. Well, yeah, I should probably go home.'"
He recalled that "[Spacey] sort of stood in the doorway, kind of swaying. My impression when he came in the room was that he was drunk."
Rapp also claims that Spacey "picked me up like a groom picks up the bride over the threshold. But I don’t, like, squirm away initially, because I’m like, ‘What’s going on?’ And then he lays down on top of me."
Rapp said he felt compelled to come forward after many women have come forward with allegations of rape, sexual assault and harassment against the former CEO of The Wienstein Company Harvey Weinstein, who has denied any claims of non-consensual sex.
"And not to simply air a grievance," Rapp said, "but to try to shine another light on the decades of behavior that have been allowed to continue because many people, including myself, being silent. … I'm feeling really awake to the moment that we're living in, and I'm hopeful that this can make a difference."
The former Rent star also says that to this day, seeing Spacey upsets him.
"My stomach churns," Rapp said. "I still to this day can't wrap my head around so many aspects of it. It's just deeply confusing to me."
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13 October 2017

Who Backs ISIS? How and Why!

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Hillary Clinton admits America created, funded and armed Al Qaeda / ISIS terrorists
Amir Parvez
Published on Oct 2, 2016
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Obama and Hillary 'created the conditions for ISIS’ – Former Pentagon official
RT America
Published on Aug 11, 2016
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Obama, Hillary and the Founders of ISIS
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Published on Aug 11, 2016
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EXPOSED! Who backs 'Isis' and why
Sons of Malcolm TV
Published on Mar 9, 2015
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U.S. Senators : We've been funding ISIS all the time
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Published on Sep 20, 2014
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US allies funding ISIS – Gen. Dempsey
RT America
Published on Sep 17, 2014
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In Shocking, Viral Interview, Qatar Confesses Secrets Behind Syrian War
by Tyler Durden
Oct 29, 2017
A television interview of a top Qatari official confessing the truth behind the origins of the war in Syria is going viral across Arabic social media during the same week leaked top secret NSA document 
was published which confirms that the armed opposition in Syria was under the direct command of foreign governments from the early years of the conflict.
And according to a well-known Syria analyst and economic adviser with close contacts in the Syrian government, the explosive interview constitutes a high level "public admission to collusion and coordination between four countries to destabilize an independent state, [including] possible support for Nusra/al-Qaeda." Importantly, "this admission will help build case for what Damascus sees as an attack on its security & sovereignty. It will form basis for compensation claims."
A 2013 London press conference: Qatari Prime Minister Sheikh Hamad bin Jassim bin Jabr Al Thani with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry. A 2014 Hillary Clinton email confirmed Qatar as a state-sponsor of ISIS during that same time period. 
As the war in Syria continues slowly winding down, it seems new source material comes out on an almost a weekly basis in the form of testimonials of top officials involved in destabilizing Syria, and even occasional leaked emails and documents which further detail covert regime change operations against the Assad government. Though much of this content serves to confirm what has already long been known by those who have never accepted the simplistic propaganda which has dominated mainstream media, details continue to fall in place, providing future historians with a clearer picture of the true nature of the war.
This process of clarity has been aided - as predicted - by the continued infighting among Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) former allies Saudi Arabia and Qatar, with each side accusing the other of funding Islamic State and al-Qaeda terrorists (ironically, both true). Increasingly, the world watches as more dirty laundry is aired and the GCC implodes after years of nearly all the gulf monarchies funding jihadist movements in places like Syria, Iraq, and Libya.
Since 2013 The Intercept (+WaPo?) hid NSA docs showing Saudi ordering 'rebel' attacks on Damascus. Now released. https://theintercept.com/2017/10/24/syria-rebels-nsa-saudi-prince-assad/ 
The top Qatari official is no less than former Prime Minister Hamad bin Jassim bin Jaber al-Thani, who oversaw Syria operations on behalf of Qatar until 2013 (also as foreign minister), and is seen below with then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in this Jan. 2010 photo (as a reminder, Qatar's 2022 World Cup Committee donated $500,000 to the Clinton Foundation in 2014).
In an interview with Qatari TV Wednesday, bin Jaber al-Thani revealed that his country, alongside Saudi Arabia, Turkey, and the United States, began shipping weapons to jihadists from the very moment events "first started" (in 2011).
Al-Thani even likened the covert operation to "hunting prey" - the prey being President Assad and his supporters - "prey" which he admits got away (as Assad is still in power; he used a Gulf Arabic dialect word, "al-sayda", which implies hunting animals or prey for sport). Though Thani denied 
credible allegations of support for ISIS, the former prime minister's words implied direct Gulf and US support for al-Qaeda in Syria (al-Nusra Front) from the earliest years of the war, and even said Qatar has "full documents" and records proving that the war was planned to effect regime change.

"We argued over the prey and that prey run away".Ladies and Gentleman: To these people   was nothing but a f....ing hunting game https://twitter.com/walid970721/status/923825448324345858 
According to Zero Hedge's translation, al-Thani said while acknowledging Gulf nations were arming jihadists in Syria with the approval and support of US and Turkey: "I don't want to go into details but we have full documents about us taking charge [in Syria]." He claimed that both Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah (who reigned until his death in 2015) and the United States placed Qatar in a lead role concerning covert operations to execute the proxy war.
The former prime minister's comments, while very revealing, were intended as a defense and excuse of Qatar's support for terrorism, and as a critique of the US and Saudi Arabia for essentially leaving Qatar "holding the bag" in terms of the war against Assad. Al-Thani explained that Qatar continued its financing of armed insurgents in Syria while other countries eventually wound down large-scale support, which is why he lashed out at the US and the Saudis, who initially "were with us in the same trench."
In a previous US television interview which was vastly underreported, al-Thani told Charlie Rose when asked about allegations of Qatar's support for terrorism that, "in Syria, everybody did mistakes, including your country." And said that when the war began in Syria, "all of us(e) worked through two operation rooms: one in Jordan and one in Turkey."
Below is the key section of Wednesday's interview, translated and subtitled by @Walid970721. Zero Hedge has reviewed and confirmed the translation, however, as the original rush translator has 
acknowledgedal-Thani doesn't say "lady" but "prey" ["al-sayda"]- as in both Assad and Syrians were being hunted by the outside countries.
's ex PM says that Qatari support for jihadists including Nusra in  was in coordination w/ KSA, Turkey & the US via @BBassem7
The partial English transcript is as follows:
"When the events first started in Syria I went to Saudi Arabia and met with King Abdullah. I did that on the instructions of his highness the prince, my father. He [Abdullah] said we are behind you. You go ahead with this plan and we will coordinate but you should be in charge. I won’t get into details but we have full documents and anything that was sent [to Syria] would go to Turkey and was in coordination with the US forces and everything was distributed via the Turks and the US forces. And us and everyone else was involved, the military people. There may have been mistakes and support was given to the wrong faction... Maybe there was a relationship with Nusra, its possible but I myself don’t know about this… we were fighting over the prey ["al-sayda"] and now the prey is gone and we are still fighting... and now Bashar is still there. You [US and Saudi Arabia] were with us in the same trench... I have no objection to one changing if he finds that he was wrong, but at least inform your partner… for example leave Bashar [al-Assad] or do this or that, but the situation that has been created now will never allow any progress in the GCC [Gulf Cooperation Council], or any progress on anything if we continue to openly fight."
As is now well-known, the CIA was directly involved in leading regime change efforts in Syria with allied gulf partners, as leaked and declassified US intelligence memos confirm.The US government understood in real time that Gulf and West-supplied advanced weaponry was going to al-Qaeda and ISIS, despite official claims of arming so-called "moderate" rebels. For example, a leaked 2014 intelligence memo sent to Hillary Clinton acknowledged Qatari and Saudi support for ISIS.
The email stated in direct and unambiguous language that:
"the governments of Qatar and Saudi Arabia, which are providing clandestine financial and logistic support to ISIL and other radical Sunni groups in the region."
Furthermore, one day before Prime Minister Thani's interview, The Intercept released a new top-secret NSA document unearthed from leaked intelligence files provided by Edward Snowden which show in stunning clarity that the armed opposition in Syria was under the direct command of foreign governments from the early years of the war which has now claimed half a million lives.
The newly released NSA document confirms that a 2013 insurgent attack with advanced surface-to-surface rockets upon civilian areas of Damascus, including Damascus International Airport, was directly supplied and commanded by Saudi Arabia with full prior awareness of US intelligence. As the former Qatari prime minister now also confirms, both the Saudis and US government staffed "operations rooms" overseeing such heinous attacks during the time period of the 2013 Damascus airport attack.
No doubt there remains a massive trove of damning documentary evidence which will continue to trickle out in the coming months and years. At the very least, the continuing Qatari-Saudi diplomatic war will bear more fruit as each side builds a case against the other with charges of supporting terrorism. And as we can see from this latest Qatari TV interview, the United States itself will not be spared in this new open season of airing dirty laundry as old allies turn on each other.
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Jeremy Corbyn: sanction countries and banks who are funding ISIS
November 23, 2015
The UK should be more proactive about imposing sanctions on banks and countries suspected of funding or supporting the militant group ISIS, the leader of the Labour party has said.
Jeremy Corbyn told David Cameron to push for an economic crackdown with the rest of the European Union, claiming the terror group was being provided with “vital infrastructure”.
“Surely a crucial way to help defeat ISIL is to cut off its funding, its supply of arms, and its trade,” he said at Prime Minister’s Questions in the House of Commons on Wednesday.
“Can I press the Prime Minister to ensure that our allies in the region, indeed all countries in the region, are doing all they can to clamp down on individuals and institutions in their countries who are providing ISIL with vital infrastructure?
“Will he, through the European Union and other forums if necessary consider sanctions against those banks and companies and if necessary countries which turn a blind eye to those who do dealings with ISIL who assist them in their work?”
In the immediate aftermath of the Paris terror attacks Mr Corbyn had named Saudi Arabia as a country that was not doing all it could to fight the militant group.
He argued that “Saudi Arabia, maybe not at Government level, but certainly at aid-level, has been providing support to ISIL”.
David Cameron replied to Mr Corbyn the UK was already playing a “leading role” in cutting off support.
He also warned that economic action should not be Britain’s only response to the group.
“We cannot dodge forever the question of how to degrade and destroy ISIL both in Iraq and in Syria, … yes, go after the money, go after the banks, cut off their supplies, but don’t make that a substitute for the action that’s required to beat these people where they are,” he said.
Both Mr Cameron and Defence Secretary Michael Fallon have said they would like to extend British airstrikes in Iraq to Syria, where ISIS is also operating.
French and American planes are already bombing the militant group there.
Any parliamentary vote on intervention would be tight however – with many Conservative MPs as well as the Labour front bench united in opposition to further military operations abroad.
Mr Corbyn in particular has said that such airstrikes could simply bring more “mayhem” and has called for a negotiated political solution to the conflict involving major regional players, including Iran and Turkey.
The militant group ISIS, which refers to itself as Islamic State, claimed responsibility for Friday’s gun and bomb attacks in Paris which killed over 100 people.
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Islamic State Economy Runs on Extortion, Oil Piracy in Syria, Iraq
Group Pirates Oil, Exacts Tribute From Locals, Making It Among World's Richest in Terror
By Nour Malas @malas_n and Maria Abi-Habib
Updated Aug. 28, 2014
The Islamic State runs a self-sustaining economy across territory it controls in Syria and Iraq, pirating oil while exacting tribute from a population of at least eight million, Arab and Western officials said, making it one of the world's richest terror groups and an unprecedented threat.

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