Report Details “Ocean’s 11”-Style Mossad Raid Inside Iran To Steal Nuclear Secrets

The New York Times has published an exclusive look at just how a small group of Israeli Mossad agents pulled off what surely constitutes the most daring secret raid behind enemy lines in recent history which successfully netted tens of thousands of secret Iranian nuclear documents.

It begins spectacularly as if a James Bond spy thriller: “The Mossad agents moving in on a warehouse in a drab commercial district of Tehran knew exactly how much time they had to disable the alarms, break through two doors, cut through dozens of giant safes and get out of the city with a half-ton of secret materials: six hours and 29 minutes.” And yes, the story does make an explicit appeal to Hollywood: Last year, the spies began planning a heist that one senior Israeli intelligence official said bore a strong resemblance to George Clooney’s adventures in “Ocean’s 11”, parrots the NYT. read more

IceCap Asset Management: “Eruption”

Submitted by Keith Decker of IceCap Asset Management

Similar to volcanic lava flows, financial contagions start slowly at first and then end by destroying many things in its path. Inbetween the beginning and the ending, is a baffling experience that can only be understood from afar. Once the eruption begins, people everywhere want to look, see and feel this infrequent experience.

Yet by the end, few actually recognise how the crisis spreads before subtly engulfing everything in its path and ending in a full-on, blow-out contagion. The financial lava flow has started. read more

Coinbase Gets Approval To List Coins Deemed Securities

With its internal probe into suspected insider trading ahead of its listing of bitcoin cash still ongoing, Coinbase, one of the most popular cryptocurrency marketplaces in the US, has gotten the green light to move forward with a trio of acquisitions that will give the company the licenses it needs to list and trade federally-regulated securities, something that’s expected to significantly broaden the number of cryptocurrencies that will be available on the platform, according to Bloomberg. read more

Greyerz: The Global Reset Will Come Like A Thief In The Night

Via KingWorldNews.com,

As the world edges closer to the next crisis, today the man who has become legendary for his predictions on QE and historic moves in currencies, told King World News that the global reset will come like a thief in the night.

Where have all the dollars gone? Long time passing
Where have all the dollars gone? Long time ago
Where have all the dollars gone? Uncle Sam has spent them everyone

When will he ever learn? When will he ever learn?

The Global Reset Is Coming

Egon von Greyerz:  “When Pete Seeger wrote the famous song “Where have all the flowers gone” back in 1955, little did he know that the total US debt, which was a few hundred billion dollars at the time, would, 63 years later, be almost $70 trillion.  read more

Identical Anti-Kavanaugh Letters Published By Newspapers Across The Country

A series of identical letters signed by different individuals were sent to newspapers across the country in protest of President Trump’s Monday nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court – a technique known as “astroturfing” designed to appear as a genuine grassroots effort against the pick. 

In total, 21 newspapers across 12 states printed the identical letters – each signed with a different name, as first noted by the website Liberty Headlines and further investigated by the Daily Mails David Martosko.  read more

Haiti: Anti-IMF Unrest Or Anarchic Riots?

Authored by Andrew Korybko via Oriental Review,

Riotous unrest broke out in Haiti after the government suddenly declared that it’s dramatically hiking fuel prices in order to comply with an IMF restructuring demand.

There was an explosion of violence in the Western Hemisphere’s poorest country immediately after the news was announced, with gangs of machete-armed thugs rampaging through the streets, looting business, burning vehicles, and setting up roadblocks.

It’s understandable why people would be upset that gas and diesel prices would jump by 38% and 47% respectively, especially because this would lead to cost increases for pretty much everything else, but the outbreak of instability that this caused surely caught the authorities off guard, which is why they shortly thereafter declared that the decision would be temporarily suspended. Still, this didn’t quell the disorder, and US airlines even cancelled their flights to the country as a security precaution while the State Department ordered its citizens to shelter in place. read more

Here Are The Democrats Preparing To Take On Trump In 2020

A handful of liberals are preparing to take on Donald Trump in 2020, though the pool of candidates leaves much to be desired, reports the New York Times.

[A]bsent, at least so far, is either an obvious political phenom like former President Barack Obama or an establishment-backed juggernaut in the mold of Hillary Clinton. –NYT

Leading the pack, at least according to the Times, is none other than Senator Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts. While she hasn’t announced a run for the White House, has been actively campaigning across the country ahead of midterms to help key Democrats in their races, while her emissaries have been reaching out to officeholders in Nevada, South Carolina and Iowa – three states in the presidential primary calendar.   read more

IRS To Revoke 362,000 Passports From US Citizens

Authored by Simon Black via SovereignMan.com,

About two and a half years ago, I told you about a particularly nasty piece of legislation that President Obama quietly signed into law towards the end of his administration.

They called it the “FAST Act”, which stood for Fixing America’s Surface Transportation.

Yet despite $300 billion earmarked for infrastructure repairs, they didn’t manage to fix very much of America’s surface transportation.

The legislation did, however, have two major effects: read more

US Officials Robbed Of Plutonium And Dirty Bomb Materials

We wish we could say this is from The Onion but it’s a now viral story that’s but the latest representation of extreme government incompetence in handling deadly radioactive materials. Two Department of Energy security officials tasked with transporting deadly substances left plutonium in the back of their Ford Expedition, where it was promptly stolen from a Marriott parking lot in San Antonio.

And over a year later and after what appears to be a ham-handed investigation that was prematurely shut down perhaps for fear of public embarrassment, authorities still have no clue as to the whereabouts of what the government admits are “bomb-usable materials”. read more

Antifa Groups Tweet Threats, Smears Targeting GOP

Authored by Nikita Vladimirov via Campus Reform,

Antifa groups across the country are blasting a Republican bill targeting their preferred approach to political violence, calling the GOP lawmakers “fascists” for proposing the legislation.

The “Unmasking Antifa Act,” which was introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives on June 8, seeks to “provide penalty enhancements for committing certain offenses while in disguise, and for other purposes.”

“Whoever, whether or not acting under color of law, while in disguise, including while wearing a mask, injures, oppresses, threatens, or intimidates any person in any State, Territory, Commonwealth, Possession, or District in the free exercise or enjoyment of any right or privilege secured to him by the Constitution or laws of the United States, or because of his having so exercised the same, shall be fined under this title, imprisoned not more than 15 years, or both,” the bill reads. read more