Wednesday, 17 January 2018

Trump Has Deep State Terrified – Kevin Shipp


The very people that have been attacking Donald Trump are now feeling the Trump counter attack. Former top CIA officer Kevin Shipp says, “They are terrified, they are terrified right now. They did not expect Trump to do what he is doing now. The reason they tried to get him even before he was elected is they knew he was uncontrollable, and they knew if he got in there, they would not be able to manipulate him, and that is exactly what’s happening. There are some people, and there is no doubt about it, that are running scared right now. . . . Donald Trump is questioning the Deep State and the shadow government. He’s rocking that place left and right. The news media is terrified of that. Their editors are telling them to attack him just like they are attacking him from the inside. It’s just dirty pool because they want him taken out.”

In closing, Shipp says, “Trump is making tremendous progress despite tremendous resistance. They have already done a character assassination on him, and I think they could go further than that. . . . Trump is making progress, and he has them running scared.”



Never trust 'ex'-CIA officers. Part of the CIA's mission is to disseminate propaganda, which is what these guys do. Nevertheless, one hopes that this insider is speaking the truth here. However, one red flag was Shipp's advocating for Robert Mueller. Otherwise his characterisation of Clinton espionage and the pedo networks was accurate. The big problem with Mueller, and also Jeff Sessions, is that they are swamp creatures and can block or derail efforts to get rid of the corrupt.

If the gist of what this CIA guy says is true then it's possible that Trump is playing a hidden game, with his real objectives following that outlined in his campaign promises. Expect Trump to be playing along with things he doesn't agree with in order to achieve other more important goals - like going after the pedo networks and having the US withdraw from overseas engagements (through making himself a pariah via loose and insulting language).

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, January 17th, 2018.]

Syria militants in US seeking CIA dollars to ‘confront Iran’s influence’


Syria militant leaders are in the United States demanding American dollars to fund an allegedly defunct CIA program to “confront Iran’s influence.”

Representatives of the so-called Free Syrian Army are reportedly pressing Americans to revive the program that provides military aid to the militants fighting against the government of President Bashar al-Assad.

In July, US President Donald Trump reportedly ended the clandestine program, to provide arms and supplies to the militant groups, who attempt to destabilize the situation Syria.

Trump tacitly confirmed the existence of the program later when he blamed the Washington Post for fabricating “the facts on my ending massive, dangerous, and wasteful payments to Syrian rebels fighting Assad.”

Mustafa Sejari, a senior official in Syria’s mainstream militant group, has now told Reuters, that they are seeking the revival of the program that was launched under former President Barack Obama, yet was never publicly acknowledged.
http://www.presstv.com/Detail/2018/01/15/549057/Syria-militants-want-CIA-dollars-to-confront-Iran

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, January 17th, 2018.]

Syrian War Report – January 15, 2018: Syrian Army Liberates Dozens Villages In Southwestern Aleppo




[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, January 17th, 2018.]

Ron Paul: "Who Killed Martin Luther King... And Why?"


Dr. Martin Luther King's stance against the Vietnam War led him to be shunned by much of the liberal establishment that applauded his work on civil rights in the US. Was challenging the US warfare state the third rail that cost MLK his life?



[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, January 17th, 2018.]

The Mass Brainwashing of Germany - Paul Joseph Watson


This is what capitulation looks like.



[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, January 17th, 2018.]

Next Population Migration Wave 2019-2023 Grand Solar Minimum Push (Adapt 2030)


Reports are beginning to trickle out that a grand solar minimum is going to engulf our planet by 2021 and run for 30 years. The media doesn't want to discuss this because of the implications of past cycles and huge population declines. The mass migration of people globally will have serious repercussions for societies that are unwelcoming. Additionally infrastructure is already breaking down in the US and Europe this winter before the cold intensifies. NYC trash is piled on the streets causing a health hazard. News in under reporting temperatures as much as 10C.



[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, January 17th, 2018.]

Antarctic Ice Recovers, Witch Trials in Ice & Failed Climate Predictions (Adapt 2030)


While we are being told that sea ice is going to record lows, Antarctica looks to be well within the 1981-2010 average, and it is summer so it should be at its lowest melt point, but still gargantuan amounts of ice. The USA colonists in 1694 endured their most brutal winter on record, so they resorted to burning witches to stop the cold. What will the new scapegoat be for the Eddy Minimum? More failed predictions of sea ice and sea level rises. Nice list from climate depot.



[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, January 17th, 2018.]

Tuesday, 16 January 2018

What is Syria Border Security Force? Meet the New US Proxy Army


Getting squeezed out of a country but wanna stay at all costs? Here’s the latest bright idea from the US: Meet the new proxy army in Syria.



The Turks are not happy with this either (see vid). In the end this move will condemn the Kurds and make them targets for both Assad and Erdogan.

Related:

Syrian Girl - The Truth About The Kurds In Syria


[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, January 16th, 2018.]

Israel has Already Killed Three Palestinian Children in 2018


The second week of 2018 is not yet over and already Israeli occupation forces have killed three Palestinian children.

Fourteen Palestinian boys and girls under the age of 18 were killed by soldiers and police in all of 2017.

Two children were shot and killed by Israeli forces in the occupied West Bank and Gaza Strip on Thursday. A third child was seriously injured.

Amir Abd al-Hamid Abu Musaad, 15, died immediately after being hit in the chest with a live bullet during a protest along the Gaza-Israel boundary, Defense for Children International-Palestine stated.

“An eyewitness said that soldiers fired live ammunition from across the Israeli border fence at a group of around 20 protestors throwing stones toward the fence,” the rights group stated.

Mahmoud Tawfiq al-Masri, 17, was shot in the stomach during the same protest and is in critical condition, Defense for Children International-Palestine stated on Friday. Two teenagers over the age of 18 were also shot and wounded.

An Israeli army spokesperson told media that its forces fired on Palestinians for “posing a threat to the security fence and soldiers.”

Israeli forces are typically separated from Palestinians protesting inside Gaza by fences and a large distance and are often in fortified positions, making it unlikely that demonstrators could present a credible danger.
https://electronicintifada.net/blogs/maureen-clare-murphy/israel-has-already-killed-three-palestinian-children-2018?utm_source=EI+readers&utm_campaign=b1817be450-RSS_EMAIL_CAMPAIGN&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_e802a7602d-b1817be450-290660781

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, January 16th, 2018.]

Clintons on Damage Control Due to Clinton Foundation Haiti Revelations (Styx)


Poor Bill is too old to try to do the charisma-clinton maneuver



[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, January 16th, 2018.]

The Same Democrats Who Denounce Donald Trump as a Lawless, Treasonous Authoritarian Just Voted to Give Him Vast Warrantless Spying Powers


Leading congressional Democrats have spent the last year relentlessly accusing Donald Trump of being controlled by or treasonously loyal to a hostile foreign power. Over the last several months, they have added to those disloyalty charges a new set of alleged crimes: abusing the powers of the executive branch — including the Justice Department and FBI — to vindictively punish political opponents while corruptly protecting the serious crimes of his allies, including his own family members and possibly himself.

The inescapable conclusion from all of this, they have relentlessly insisted, is that Trump is a lawless authoritarian of the type the U.S. has not seen in the Oval Office for decades, if ever: a leader who has no regard for constitutional values or legal limits and thus, poses a grave, unique, and existential threat to the institutions of American democracy. Reflecting the severity of these fears, the anti-Trump opposition movement that has coalesced within Democratic Party politics has appropriated a slogan — expressed in the hashtag form of contemporary online activism — that was historically used by those who unite, at all costs, to defeat domestic tyranny: #Resistance.

One would hope, and expect, that those who genuinely view Trump as a menace of this magnitude and view themselves as #Resistance fighters would do everything within their ability to impose as many limits and safeguards as possible on the powers he is able to wield. If “resistance” means anything, at a minimum it should entail a refusal to trust a dangerous authoritarian to wield vast power with little checks or oversight.

Yesterday in Washington, congressional Democrats were presented with a critical opportunity to do exactly that. A proposed new amendment was scheduled to be voted on in the House of Representatives that would have imposed meaningful limits and new safeguards on Trump’s ability to exercise one of the most dangerous, invasive, and historically abused presidential powers: spying on the communications of American citizens without warrants. Yesterday’s amendment was designed to limit the powers first enacted during the Bush years to legalize the Bush/Cheney domestic warrantless eavesdropping program. The Intercept’s Alex Emmons on Wednesday detailed the history and substance of the various bills pending in the House.

Although the Trump White House and a majority of House Republicans (including House Speaker Paul Ryan and House Intelligence Committee Chair Devin Nunes) favored extension (and even an expansion) of the current law’s spying powers and opposed any real reforms, a substantial minority of GOP lawmakers have long opposed warrantless surveillance of Americans and thus, announced their intention to support new safeguards. Indeed, the primary sponsor and advocate of the amendment to provide new domestic spying safeguards was the conservative Republican from Michigan, Justin Amash, who, in the wake of the 2013 Edward Snowden revelations, worked in close partnership with liberal Democratic Rep. John Conyers to try to rein in some of these domestic spying powers.

Despite opposition from GOP House leadership and the Trump White House, Amash was able to secure the commitment of dozens of House Republicans to support his amendments to limit the ability of Trump’s FBI to spy on Americans without warrants. The key provision of his amendment would have required that the FBI first obtain a warrant before being permitted to search and read through the communications of Americans collected by the National Security Agency.

To secure enactment of these safeguards, Amash needed support from a majority of House Democrats. That meant that House Democrats held the power in their hands to decide whether Trump — the president they have been vocally vilifying as a lawless tyrant threatening American democracy — would be subjected to serious limits and safeguards on how his FBI could spy on the conversations of American citizens.

Debate on the bill and the amendments began on the House floor yesterday afternoon, and it became quickly apparent that leading Democrats intended to side with Trump and against those within their own party who favored imposing safeguards on the Trump administration’s ability to engage in domestic surveillance. The most bizarre aspect of this spectacle was that the Democrats who most aggressively defended Trump’s version of the surveillance bill — the Democrats most eager to preserve Trump’s spying powers as virtually limitless — were the very same Democratic House members who have become media stars this year by flamboyantly denouncing Trump as a treasonous, lawless despot in front of every television camera they could find.

Leading the charge against reforms of the FBI’s domestic spying powers was Rep. Adam Schiff of California, the ranking member of the House Intelligence Committee who, in countless TV appearances, has strongly insinuated, if not outright stated, that Trump is controlled by and loyal to Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Indeed, just this weekend, in an interview with CNN’s Jake Tapper, Schiff accused Trump of corruptly abusing the powers of the DOJ and FBI in order to vindictively punish Hilary Clinton and other political enemies. Referring to Trump’s various corrupt acts, Schiff pronounced: “We ought to be thinking in Congress, Democrats and Republicans alike, beyond these three years what damage may be done to the institutions of our democracy. ”

Yet just two days later, there was the very same Adam Schiff, on the House floor, dismissing the need for real safeguards on the ability of Trump’s FBI to spy on Americans. In demanding rejection of the warrant requirement safeguard, Schiff channeled Dick Cheney — and the Trump White House — in warning that any warrant requirements would constitute “a crippling requirement in national security and terrorism cases.”
https://theintercept.com/2018/01/12/the-same-democrats-who-denounce-trump-as-a-lawless-treasonous-authoritarian-just-voted-to-give-him-vast-warrantless-spying-powers/

Related:

As No One Watched, Trump Pardoned 5 Megabanks For Corruption Charges

Trump Is Turning the State Department into a Global Weapons Dealer

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, January 16th, 2018.]

THIS IS NOT A DRILL!(?) - What Happened in Hawaii? (Corbett)


So with false ballistic missile alerts causing panic and disruption across the state, everyone is left asking "What the hell just happened in Hawaii?" A simple mistake? Secret intercept? Government psyop? Drill gone almost live? Something else entirely? Corbett Report members are encouraged to log in and leave any data or information in the comments below.



[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, January 16th, 2018.]

Climate Scientists Wanting To Make Record Cold Even Colder - Tony Heller


With the US and Canada experiencing a near record cold January, climate scientists and Democratic politicians are pushing ahead with plans to pollute the atmosphere to block sunlight - and make the weather even colder.



[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, January 16th, 2018.]

Monday, 15 January 2018

Israel’s Ongoing Bombing of Syria Threatens Dangerous Escalation


The Syrian Army is alleging that Israeli jets struck positions dozens of times within Syria early Tuesday morning in the al-Qutayfa area east of Damascus.
 
According to a statement by Syria’s General Command, the Syrian government’s air defenses not only intercepted all of the missiles Israel fired, but it even managed to counter strike one of the Israeli jets, the Jerusalem Post reports.

While the strike is unconfirmed on the Israeli side, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu referred to the recent assault during a lunch with NATO ambassadors in Jerusalem, according to the Post.

“We have a long-standing policy to prevent the transfer of game-changing weapons to Hezbollah from Syrian territory. This policy has not changed. We back it up as necessary with action,” he said.

Israel has hit Syrian territory over 100 times since the conflict began in 2011. It has also openly talked recently about bombing Lebanon. Each of these conflict theaters is aimed at containing Iran’s expanding influence.

All of this begs the question: Why haven’t Iran, Syria, and/or Hezbollah in Lebanon responded directly?

Striking the territory of a sovereign nation is not only an act of war, it is completely illegal without authorization from the U.N. unless it has been done in self-defense.

Is it because Israel reportedly has well over 200 nukes all “pointed at Iran,” and there is little Iran and its allies can do to take on such a threat?

According to the Guardian, Russian President Vladimir Putin reportedly instructed both Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and Hezbollah not to retaliate against Israeli strikes in Syria.

The Guardian also notes that Israeli media has claimed Putin even proposed a deal that would prevent foreign powers from using Syria as a base for attacking a neighboring state, a blatant reference to Iran.

While much of Syria’s air defenses are Russian-supplied, the Jerusalem Post notes that the far more advanced Russian S-300 and S-400 have not been used against Israeli jets, but Syrian air defenses have. This includes an incident in March where three anti-aircraft missiles with a 200-kilogram warhead targeted several Israeli jets.
https://www.blacklistednews.com/Israel's_Ongoing_Bombing_of_Syria_Threatens_Dangerous_Escalation/62904/0/38/38/Y/M.html

Related:

The Shocking Neocon Plan to Invade Iran, Paid for by Jewish Oligarchs


[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, January 15th, 2018.]

Yemen Is Today's Guernica


On the market day of April 26, 1937, at the bequest of General Francisco Franco, a bombing of the Basque town of Guernica took place. It was carried out by Spain’s nationalistic government allies, the Nazi German Luftwaffe’s Condor Legion and the Fascist Italian Aviazione Legionaria. The attack, under the code name Operation RĂ¼gen, in which hundreds of people died, became a rallying cry against the brutal killing of innocent civilians.

80 years later, however, an even more criminal action is carried out against Yemeni civilians by Saudi Arabia, with the complicity of the United States. 2018 has begun with the usual deadly Saudi strikes. Recent ones in the city of Hodeida have killed 23 people and Yemenis live in fear of new strikes that do not show respect for civilians, including children.

The Yemeni civil war began in 2015 between two factions that claim to represent the Yemeni government. Houthi soldiers clashed with forces loyal to the government of Abdrabbuh Mansur Hadi. A coalition led by Saudi Arabia launched military operations against the Houthis, and the U.S. provided logistical and military support for the campaign.  

The Houthi rebels make up almost a third of Yemen, and have ruled the country for hundreds of years. Since the beginning of the hostilities, the Houthis advance to the south of Yemen has met with the constant bombardment by Saudi Arabia and its allies, resulting in a dramatic humanitarian crisis. Thousands of people have been killed, many of them civilians, and thousands more have been forced to leave their homes and are desperately trying to find food and potable water.

Contaminated water as a result of an almost total sanitation breakdown has provoked a cholera outbreak considered the worst in history. The World Health Organization (WHO) has reported more than 815,000 suspected cases and 2,156 deaths. At the current rate of infection, experts estimate that the number of cases will reach seven figures by the end of the year. Presently, almost 20 million Yemenis –more than two-thirds of the population- do not have access to clean water and sanitation.

Since the beginning of the conflict, the emergency health-care needs of the population have been so great that health care workers are unable to provide even basic medical care. When fighting intensified in some areas, there were no formal rescue services so residents and relatives had to dig out their loved ones from the rubble of damaged buildings.

An Amnesty International report, “Yemen: The Forgotten War” describes the consequences of the attacks carried out by Saudi Arabia’s coalition: more than 4,600 civilians killed and over 8,000 injured; three million people forced out of their homes, 18.8 million people in need of humanitarian assistance including food, water, shelter, fuel and sanitation and two million children out of school.

The flow of arms however, continues, unabated. “The irresponsible and unlawful flow of arms to the warring parties in Yemen has directly contributed to civilian suffering on a massive scale,” declared James Lynch, from Amnesty International. As Iran continues its support of the Houthis’ ragtag army, reports indicate that Saudi Arabia will purchase $7 billion worth of arms from the U.S.

Human Rights Watch has documented that the Saudi-led coalition was using internationally banned cluster munitions in at least 16 attacks that targeted populated areas, killing scores of civilians including women and children.

Last February, the European Parliament passed a resolution calling on Federica Mogherini, the European Union’s High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, “to launch an initiative aimed at imposing an EU arms embargo against Saudi Arabia” because of its conduct against civilians in Yemen.

In the meantime, health facilities continue to be hit by bombs and health and humanitarian workers are increasingly targeted. In a scene out of Guernica, Amal Sabri, a resident of Mokha, a port city on the Red Sea coast of Yemen, described a Saudi Arabia airstrike which killed at least 63 civilians, “It was like something out of Judgment Day. Corpses and heads scattered, engulfed by fire and ashes.”
In Yemen today, world powers have not yet learned the lesson from Guernica.
https://www.commondreams.org/views/2018/01/03/yemen-todays-guernica


[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, January 15th, 2018.]

The British Twitter Police


Tweet the wrong thing and you will go to jail for 6 months.



[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, January 15th, 2018.]

Um Haiti is Not a Shit Hole??


Obama bombed 7 countries. But he didn’t publicly call them shit holes. He just murdered people and aided Al Qaeda in Syria, but with did it with respectful language



Killing people doesn't matter, only saying the wrong words matters.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, January 15th, 2018.]

British Reporter calls Trump RACIST, Raheem Kassam SHUTS Him Down




[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, January 15th, 2018.]

Stephen Miller: 'Not true' that I was escorted off CNN's set


White House senior policy adviser gives insight on President Trump's priorities on immigration, chain migration, DACA talks with Democrats and the aftermath of his controversial interview with CNN's Jake Tapper. #Tucker



[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, January 15th, 2018.]

Who's Killing Who, by Race and Gender, FBI Statistics.




[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, January 15th, 2018.]