Monday, 20 August 2018

Pepe Escobar: Economic War On Iran Is War On Eurasian Integration


Hysteria reigned supreme after the first round of US sanctions were reinstated against Iran over the past week. War scenarios abound, and yet the key aspect of the economic war unleashed by the Trump administration has been overlooked: Iran is a major piece in a much larger chessboard.

The US sanctions offensive, launched after Washington’s unilateral pullout from the Iran nuclear deal, should be interpreted as an advance gambit in the New Great Game at whose center lies China’s New Silk Road – arguably the most important infrastructure project of the 21st century — and overall Eurasia integration.

The Trump administration’s maneuvers are a testament to how China’s New Silk Road, or Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), threaten the US establishment.

Eurasian integration is on display in Astana, where Russia, Iran and Turkey are deciding the fate of Syria, in coordination with Damascus.

Iran’s strategic depth in post-war Syria simply won’t vanish. The challenge of Syrian reconstruction will be met largely by Bashar al-Assad’s allies: China, Russia and Iran.

Echoing the Ancient Silk Road, Syria will be configured as an important BRI node, key to Eurasia integration.

In parallel, the Russia-China strategic partnership – from the intersection between the BRI and the Eurasia Economic Union (EAEU) to the expansion of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) and the solidifying of BRICS Plus — has immense economic stakes in the stability of Iran.

The complex interconnection of Iran with both Russia (via the EAEU and the International North-South Transportation Corridor) and China (via BRI and oil/gas supplies) is even tighter than in the case of Syria in the past seven years of civil war.

Iran is absolutely essential for Russia-China for the partnership to allow any “surgical strike” — as floated in Syria — or worse, hot war initiated by Washington.

A case could be made that with his recent overture to President Putin, President Trump is trying to negotiate some sort of freeze in the current configuration — a remixed Sykes-Picot for the 21st century.

But that assumes Trump’s decision-making is not being dictated or co-opted by the US neocon cabal that pressed for the 2003 war in Iraq.
https://www.blacklistednews.com/article/67787/pepe-escobar-economic-war-on-iran-is-war-on-eurasian.html

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, August 20th, 2018.]

Syrian War Report – August 16, 2018: Militant Propaganda Goes Wild Ahead Of Battle For Idlib




[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, August 20th, 2018.]

New Mexico Judge Cries Islamophobia In Decision To Free Jihadi Compound Suspects


Reactions have ranged from shock to disbelief at a New Mexico judge's decision to free five suspects operating a heavily armed camp where prosecutors allege 11 malnourished children were being trained for jihad while on the FBI's radar.

Despite authorities finding the decomposing body of a three-year-old boy who was reportedly killed in a ritual ceremony by his father - the son of a famous Imam, who claimed his seizure-stricken child would resurrect as Jesus and use his psychic powers to help the group target "corrupt institutions and people" with "violent actions," and despite a letter from one suspect to his brother inviting him to "die as a martyr," New Mexico judge Sarah Backus on Monday released five alleged Muslim extremists on a $20,000 "signature bond" (meaning they don't have to pay it) - while effectively admonishing the prosecution for Islamophobia.

Backus - who survived a petition to replace her in 2016 with a "Qualified judge," wrote that the State of New Mexico "apparently expected the court to take the individuals’ faith into account" in determining whether or not the defendants accused of operating a radical Islamic training camp pose a danger to the community, notes the Daily Caller.

“The defendants are apparently of the Muslim faith,” read the order. “The Court was asked by the State to make a finding of dangerousness and a finding of no conditions of release could ensure the safety of the community. The State apparently expected the court to take the individuals’ faith into account in making such a determination. The Court has never been asked to take any other person’s faith into account in making a determination of dangerousness. The Court is not aware of any law that allows the Court to take a person’s faith into consideration in making a dangerousness determination.”

“The state alleges there was a big plan afoot but the state has not shown to my satisfaction by clear and convincing evidence what in fact that plan was,” Backus said Monday according to CNN. “The state wants me to make a leap and it’s a large leap and that would be to hold people in jail without bond based on — again — troubling facts but I didn’t hear any choate [sic] plan that was being alleged by the state.”

Taos County Sheriff Jerry Hogrefe said that during the initial serving of the search warrant, their tactical team came upon children holding boxes of ammo, and at least one child was armed when he was found.
https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-08-15/new-mexico-judge-cries-islamophobia-decision-free-jihadi-compound-suspects

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, August 20th, 2018.]

Conspiracy of Silence - Full Banned Documentary (1994)


Conspiracy of Silence is a powerful, disturbing documentary revealing a U.S. child sex abuse and pedophilia ring that leads to the highest levels of government. Featuring intrepid investigator John DeCamp, a highly decorated Vietnam war veteran and 16-year Nebraska state senator, Conspiracy of Silence reveals how rogue elements at all levels of government have been involved in systematic child sex abuse and pedophilia to feed the base desires of key politicians.



[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, August 20th, 2018.]

The UFO Cover-Up in 10 Minutes (Richard Dolan)


UFO cover-up - preposterous you say. Guess again. That might have been an argument people could make 20, 30, maybe 50 years ago. We now know beyond a shadow of a doubt that the UFO problem engaged the attention of some very, very high-level people throughout every single decade of this nation's history from World War II onward. But we didn't know for sure until the mid-1970s when we had the Freedom of Information Act that finally got some teeth in the United States. The big surprise about Freedom of Information was the fact that UFO researchers started to petition and receive thousands of pages of UFO-related documents from their government.



Official documents prove a cover-up and they also show the military treated what was happening like it was a real phenomenon. The key scientific investigation into UFO reports, the Condon Committee, done at the request of the US Air Force, also showed there were a number of cases as representative of real phenomena, where the analysts reasoned that some of the sighted objects may have been extra-terrestrial in nature (this being their best explanation).   

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, August 20th, 2018.]

Everyone's Flag is Racist, Right? - Sargon


It's not just ours, is it?



Sargon makes a good comment in this video about empires, and that people are still salty because "we won and everyone else lost".

Consider if other cultures from around the world, in South America, or elsewhere, had developed sea travel and superior weaponry before the Europeans. They would have engaged in global conquest just as the Europeans did and likely enslave those that they ruled. Image if the Aztecs had taken over Europe and built stepped pyramid temples in order to sacrifice prisoners and slaves?

It is a fact that almost all groups of humans beings living around the world in ages past engaged in activities that we consider barbaric today. The fact that the Western world managed to win out for a time and introduce modern ways of thinking, with science and medicine, is often overlooked. This does not excuse the various atrocities that happened, but within a broader historical context one must understand that committing atrocities is not an inherently European trait. It's a human trait.

Unfortunately with today's SJW politics it's clear that white people living today are being wrongly blamed for all the ills of the past.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, August 20th, 2018.]

Turkey Just SOLD 50% of Its U.S. Debt! But Who Is Buying?




Is the Fed buying US debt so they end up owning everything? The important point here is that 'they' can print up ANY AMOUNT of money to keep the crooked system afloat. If things crash it is by design. Meanwhile the real economy in the US, and other places around the world, continues to stagnate as people and companies struggle to pay off their loans (debt).

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, August 20th, 2018.]

Keiser Report (E1268): US Government's Social Media Diaper


In this episode of the Keiser Report, Max and Stacy discuss censorship in the digital public square where the freaks and the outrageous as well as the progressive are not really welcome. In the second half, Max interviews Max Blumenthal, senior editor of the GrayzoneProject.com, about the role of a NATO and Gulf monarchy funded ‘think tank’ acting as censor for Facebook. They also discuss the ongoing wave of censorship on other social media platforms and what it means going forward for progressive causes. Blumenthal also discusses his recent trip to Nicaragua where he found a situation completely different to that presented by the US corporate media when reporting on the recent unrest in the country.



In reaction to the slander pushed by Blumenthal against "Alex Jones championed conspiracy theories" - he's wrong to dismiss the claims that explosives were planted inside the World Trade Centre buildings on 911. Anyone with a basic level of scientific understanding should be able to see that the evidence for this is clear:

911 Truth ~ Experts Speak Out


Many of Jones' conspiracy claims actually fly very close to the truth. All that Jones does, for the most part, is sensationalise things. The key issues he raises nevertheless are valid ones - about a Deep State, corrupted media, and out-of-control (corporate/banking) elites.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, August 20th, 2018.]

HPV Vaccine All Risk No Benefit


While the CDC, FDA, and medical associations insist that the HPV Vaccine is safe and effective, health authorities and doctors all over the world disagree.



[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, August 20th, 2018.]

Sunday, 19 August 2018

Why Confronting Israel Is Important - Philip Giraldi


I am often asked why I have this “thing” about Israel, with friends suggesting that I would be much more respected as a pundit if I were to instead concentrate on national security and political corruption. The problem with that formulation is that the so-called “special relationship” with Israel is itself the result of terrible national security and foreign policy choices that is sustained by pervasive political and media corruption, so any honest attempt to examine the one inevitably leads to the other. Most talking heads in the media avoid that dilemma by choosing to completely ignore the dark side of Israel.

Israel – not Russia – is the one foreign country that can interfere with impunity with the political processes in the United States yet it is immune from criticism. It is also the single most significant threat to genuine national security as it and its powerful domestic lobby have been major advocates for the continuation of America’s interventionist warfare state. The decision to go to war on false pretenses against Iraq, largely promoted by a cabal of prominent American Jews in the Pentagon and in the media, killed 4,424 Americans as well as hundreds of thousands Iraqis and will wind up costing the American taxpayer $7 trillion dollars when all the bills are paid. That same group of mostly Jewish neocons more-or-less is now agitating to go to war with Iran using a game plan for escalation prepared by Israel which will, if anything, prove even more catastrophic.
 
And I can go on from there. According to the FBI, Israel runs the most aggressive spying operations against the U.S. among ostensibly “friendly” nations, frequently stealing our military technology for resale by its own arms merchants. Its notable successes in espionage have included the most devastating spy in U.S. history Jonathan Pollard, while it has also penetrated American communications systems and illegally obtained both the fuel and the triggers for its own secret nuclear weapons arsenal.
 
Israel cares little for American sovereignty. It’s prime ministers Ariel Sharon and Benjamin Netanyahu have both boasted how they control the United States. In 2001, Israel was running a massive secret spying operation directed against Arabs in the U.S. Many in the intelligence and law enforcement communities suspect that it had considerable prior intelligence regarding the 9/11 plot but did not share it with Washington. There was the spectacle of the “dancing Shlomos,” Israeli “movers” from a company in New Jersey who apparently had advanced knowledge of the terrorist attack and danced and celebrated as they watched the Twin Towers go down.
 
Jewish power, both in terms of money and of access to people and mechanisms that really matter, is what allows Israel to act with impunity, making the United States both poorer and more insecure. A well-funded massive lobbying effort involving hundreds of groups and thousands of individuals in the U.S. has worked to the detriment of actual American interests, in part by creating a permanent annual gift of billions of dollars to Israel for no other reason but that it is Israel and can get anything it wants from a servile Congress and White House without any objection from a controlled media.
 
Israel has also obtained carte blanche political protection from the U.S. in fora like the United Nations, which is damaging to America’s reputation and its actual interests. This protection now extends to the basing of U.S. troops in Israel to serve as a tripwire, guaranteeing that Washington will become involved if Israel is ever attacked or even if Israel itself starts a war. The current U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley is little more than a shill for Israel while America’s Ambassador in Israel David Friedman is an open supporter of Israel’s illegal settlements, which the U.S. opposes, who spends much of his time defending Israeli war crimes.
 
And here on the home front Israel is doing damage that might be viewed as even more grave in Senator Ben Cardin’s attempt to destroy First Amendment rights by making any criticism of Israel illegal. The non-violent Israel Boycott movement (BDS) has already been sanctioned in many states, the result of intensive and successful lobbying by the Israeli government and its powerful friends.
 
So if there is a real enemy of the United States in terms of the actual damage being inflicted by a foreign power, it is Israel. In the recent Russiagate investigations it was revealed that it was Israel, not Russia, that sought favors from Michael Flynn and the incoming Trump Administration yet Special Counsel Robert Mueller has evidently not chosen to go down that road with his investigations, which should surprise no one.
 
Noam Chomsky, iconic progressive intellectual, has finally come around on the issue of Israel and what it means. He has always argued somewhat incoherently that Israeli misbehavior has been due to its role as a tool of American imperialism and capitalism. At age 89, he has finally figured out that it is actually all about what a parasitic Israel wants without any regard for its American host, observing on “Democracy Now” that
..take, say, the huge issue of interference in our pristine elections. Did the Russians interfere in our elections? An issue of overwhelming concern in the media. I mean, in most of the world, that’s almost a joke. First of all, if you’re interested in foreign interference in our elections, whatever the Russians may have done barely counts or weighs in the balance as compared with what another state does, openly, brazenly and with enormous support. Israeli intervention in U.S. elections vastly overwhelms anything the Russians may have done… I mean, even to the point where the prime minister of Israel, Netanyahu, goes directly to Congress, without even informing the president, and speaks to Congress, with overwhelming applause, to try to undermine the president’s policies – what happened with Obama and Netanyahu in 2015….
Politicians are terrified of crossing the Jewish lobby by saying anything negative about Israel, which means that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu always gets a pass from the American government, even when he starves civilians and bombs hospitals and schools. Netanyahu uses snipers to shoot dead scores of unarmed demonstrators and the snipers themselves joke about their kills without a peep from Washington, which styles itself the “leader of the free world.”
 
Just recently, Israel has declared itself a Jewish State with all that implies. To be sure, Israeli Christians and Muslims were already subject to a battery of laws and regulations that empowered Jews at their expense but now it is the guiding principle that Israel will be run for the benefit of Jews and Jews alone. And it still likes to call itself a “democracy.”
 
A recent television program illustrates just how far the subjugation of America’s elected leaders by Israel has gone. British comedian Sacha Baron Cohen is featured on a new show called “Who is America?” in which he uses disguises and aliases to engage politicians and other luminaries in unscripted interviews that reveal just how ignorant or mendacious they actually are. Several recent episodes remind one of a February 2013 Saturday Night Live skit on the impending confirmation of Chuck Hagel as Secretary of Defense. A Senator asks Hagel. “It is vital to Israel’s security for you to go on national television and perform oral sex on a donkey… Would you do THAT for Israel?” A “yes” answer was, of course, expected from Hagel. The skit was never aired after objections from the usual suspects.
http://www.unz.com/pgiraldi/why-confronting-israel-is-important/

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, August 19th, 2018.]

Financial Crisis In Turkey: All About a Christian Missionary? (Liberty Report)


Central banking and fiat money are synonymous with financial crisis. The former is always the cause of the latter. Are we to believe that Turkey is an exception?



Ron Paul and his co-host points out that the Turkish economy is suffering from the collapse of a credit bubble and that perhaps Turkey is under pressure from the CIA (after the failed coup).

It is likely that Turkey is simply the next target country of elites in the West.

The fall of Turkey (or a successful coup) would invite a lot of chaos that could be directed at Europe, Russia and China. Eventually the endgame would be war against Muslims (for Israel) and to diminish the rise of the BRICS nations. The game might be to peel the double dealing Turkish Government away from Russia.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, August 19th, 2018.]

Taliban Pushes Back Against ISIS Expansion In Afghanistan




The US is also trying to negotiate a way out of the conflict.

Related:

US losing in Afghanistan: Like Viet Cong, Taliban knows that waiting it out will defeat invaders

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, August 19th, 2018.]

THIS IS WHY WE ARE ALL BEING SHUT DOWN




The censorship now is so they can massively rig the 2018 mid term elections and remove Trump. It's not about Trump himself but what he stands for (or stood for).

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, August 19th, 2018.]

Milton William "Bill" Cooper predicts 9/11 and MORE on June 28, 2001




Whatever one thinks about Bill Cooper the logic of his argument about Bin Laden being protected by intelligence agencies is sound. How can one jerk-off reporter go and interview Bin Laden before 911 happened whereas all the intelligence agencies of the world were unable to find him?

Related Info:

Fabled Enemies - Full Length


[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, August 19th, 2018.]

JW: NEW Classified Clinton Emails Uncovered from Unsecure Server--DOJ MUST Reopen Investigation


Judicial Watch today released two batches, 184 pages and 45 pages, of newly uncovered emails of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton from the U.S. Department of State sent and received over her unsecure, non-“state.gov” email system. Five emails contain classified information.



[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, August 19th, 2018.]

Tucker: Radicalization of the Left and What they Believe


Tucker: The recent wave of violence is just one manifestation of how the left has changed. On virtually every issue the left has grown far more radical than it was just a few years ago, and activists want it to grow even more radical.Two weeks ago, progressive activists and 2020 presidential contenders gathered at Netroots Nation, a major left-wing convention in New Orleans. 'Tucker Carlson Tonight' sent a team to investigate what attendees really believe.



[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, August 19th, 2018.]

Trump's Support Among Black Community Doubles Since 2017 – Poll


The scandal over Donald Trump's alleged use of a racial slur has seen a hail of accusations of racism slung at the US president. However, amid the scandal, a new poll shows that support for the US president among the black community has almost doubled since 2017.



The problem with the establishment in anything they do, including stuff against Trump, is that they keep exposing themselves for what they truly are. They have become transparent. Very few street wise people seriously thinks Trump is racist.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, August 19th, 2018.]

Dan Harmon Is ON THE RUN! Rick & Morty Future In Question?


Rick and Morty co-creator Dan Harmon is on the run from a past sketch he did that folks are pretty pissed about.



Harmon came out as being a leftist, joining the SJWs against 'Trump Nazis' and now he is facing a predictable backlash against his past sick 'humour'. Live by the sword ...

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, August 19th, 2018.]

Saturday, 18 August 2018

Saudi-Canada Diplomatic Row Obscures Canada’s Support for the Deadly War on Yemen


Canadian Journalist Anthony Fenton Explains Canada’s Extensive Arms Sales to the Saudi Autocracy.



[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, August 18th, 2018.]

The Political Deplatforming of Alternative Media - Sargon


They want you gone, forever, and they won't stop.



[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, August 18th, 2018.]