World view – Thursday

Wednesday GMT


For posting on events, news, opinions and anything of interest from around the world.


  1. Special counsel notifies FBI of alleged scheme to pay women for false allegations against Mueller

    The special counsel’s office has referred to the FBI an alleged scheme offering women money to make false allegations against Robert Mueller, according to his spokesman.

    “When we learned last week of allegations that women were offered money to make false claims about the Special Counsel, we immediately referred the matter to the FBI for investigation,” special counsel spokesman Peter Carr said in a statement to Fox News, without offering specifics.

    According to The Atlantic, Mueller’s office said the scheme was brought to its attention by journalists after a woman told them she had been offered $20,000 by GOP activist Jack Burkman “to make accusations of sexual misconduct and workplace harassment against Robert Mueller.”

    The Atlantic reported that the woman claimed Burkman also offered to pay off her credit card debt.

    But reached for comment on Tuesday, Burkman told Fox News he does not know the woman who spoke with The Atlantic and has “never paid anyone to do such a thing.”

    “This is very silly. It is Mueller doing the usual—trying to deflect from his own problems,” Burkman said, when asked for comment on the special counsel’s referral to the FBI.

    However, Burkman told Fox News he is representing a woman who allegedly met Mueller in New York City in August 2010. He said the two were involved in an “intimate situation” when an alleged assault occurred.

    “I have a signed dossier from her,” Burkman claimed.

    • Gezza

       /  November 1, 2018

      Everybody knows the order for this killing HAD to come directly from Crown Prince MBS. Trump knows this. The entire US intel establishment knows this. Every Intel agency knows this. Even the Intel agencies of those of Saudi’s subservient client states in the ME’s Gulf Cooperation Council.

      Turkey is exquisitely twisting the knife, exposing the Saudis lie by lie. But Erdogan is still paying deference – in Arabic – to King Salman, referring to him always with his honorifics as defender of Islam’s holy sites and cities.

      They are deliberately trying to get King Salman to make another son or relative the Crown Prince. The Saudi’s arrests of the team and supposed investigation and upcoming trial are a sick joke, a travesty. It’s good to see this horrible regime exposed for the awful thing it is and has been.

      Saudi clerics, & businessmen connected to the regime have been spreading their particular brand of Wahabi/Salafist Islam around the world and it is this brand of Islam most strongly associated with the murdering jihadis everywhere.

      Any replacement of MBS is likely, in my opinion, to be cosmetic and he would still be pulling the strings.

      • Alan Wilkinson

         /  November 1, 2018

        I understood MBS had been opposing Wahabi Islam?

  2. Gezza

     /  November 1, 2018

    Pakistan clears Christian woman in landmark blasphemy case
    Court frees Aasia Bibi – on death row for nine years – in a case that has become emblematic of fair trial concerns.

    Bibi, 53, a native of the central Pakistan village of Ithan Wali, was accused by two Muslim women of having insulted Islam’s Prophet Muhammad and the Quran during an argument sparked by their refusal to drink water from the same vessel as her in 2009.

    She was convicted and sentenced to death by a trial court in November 2010, with the Lahore High Court upholding her conviction four years later.
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    The scenes of hordes of livid Muslim fundamentalists screaming for this poor Christian woman’s head – for a non-crime in any sane person’s book – being repeatedly shown on Aljaz tv show why Muslms should never be allowed to become a large group in this country.

    That this foul religion of confusion, ignorance and outright, dominating intolerance, is so poorly understood – and the warlord Muhammad vaguely believed by so many peace-loving Christians of today to be just another version of their beloved and benevolent Jesus – is staggering – and shows how blind Christians are.

    Constantly reading & adoring & picking apart every stupid sentence of their own, often atrocious, holy book of myths, battles, persecutions, land grabs, divine murders & cruel punishments inflicted by their egotistical and jealous Jaweh – telling everyone this is ok because God is good (fark) – means that they never actually read the Muslims’ ones.

    Or if they do, they treat it the same way as theirs – and just look for the bits here and there that might be compatible with their own Old and New Testaments.

  3. High Flying Duck

     /  November 1, 2018

  4. duperez

     /  November 1, 2018

    This is not to be confused with buying votes:

    “President Trump said Wednesday that he would deploy as many as 15,000 military personnel to the border with Mexico in response to caravans of Central American migrants making their way northward, doubling the figure Pentagon officials have announced would be operating there … If the deployment reaches 15,000 troops, it would be roughly equivalent to the size of the U.S. military’s presence in Afghanistan and three times the size of the presence in Iraq. Already, the deployment is believed to be the largest of its kind in more than a century.”