Saturday, 24 June 2017

After Shocking Saudi Shakeup "Not A Question Of If But When New Escalation With Iran Starts"


Two days ago, when reporting on the surprising "terrorist attempt" by Iran's National Guard on a major Saudi offshore oilfiled (at least according to Saudi media), we said that "if the Saudi account of events is accurate, and if Iran is indeed preparing to take out Saudi oil infrastructure in retaliation or otherwise, the simmering cold war between Saudi Arabia and Iran is about to get very hot." This in turn followed an earlier analysis on the ongoing Syrian war in which we said that "the next major regional conflict appears set to be between Saudi Arabia and Iran. All it needs is a catalyst."

That catalyst, according to energy consultancy Petromatrix, may have been revealed overnight with the stunning Saudi royal shakeup in which the King announced he was stripping the current Crown Prince, his nephew Mohamed bin Nayef (MBF), of all titles and obligations, and replacing him with his son Mohamed bin Salman (MBS).

Summarizing the event, Petromatrix analyst Olivier Jakob wrote that "the day starts with the Saudi Crown Prince sent to retirement and replaced by the deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (MBS). MBS was already the strong hand in Saudi Arabia, this latest development, and the purge that goes with it, confirms that he is the de-facto king of Saudi Arabia. Under his watch, Saudi Arabia has developed aggressive foreign policies (Yemen, Qatar...) and he has not been shy about making strong statements against Iran."

The punchline: "with MBS now having greater control of Saudi Arabia and with Jared Kushner having a large control of the White House it is not really a question of if but rather of when a new escalation with Iran starts."
http://www.blacklistednews.com/After_Shocking_Saudi_Shakeup_%22Not_A_Question_Of_If_But_When_New_Escalation_With_Iran_Starts%22/59263/0/38/38/Y/M.html

It looks like the powers that be want a confrontation between Saudi Arabia and Iran. Even a limited exchange would be a boon for the oil price (at least in the short term) and for military spending in the region.

However, without outside help the Saudis in this conflict will be severely damaged. Outright invasions will be off the table so it'll be down to airstrikes and missile attacks. Iranian missiles are likely to devastate critical areas of Saudi oil infrastructure and perhaps military infrastructure. The US reaction would likely be to defend the Saudis, while the Iranians would have a level of Russian help. The amount of damage that Saudi aircraft could do to Iran is questionable, although attacks on their power grid would also be devastating. A short term confrontation may occur. The result of this will be to widen the schism between Russian and its allies and the West.

For all the above reasons, plus the opportunity for the Israelis to bomb Iranian nuclear sites, the likelihood that this war will be pushed by players behind the scenes is very high.

UPDATE:

CNN just aired a story with this title: The images Saudi Arabia doesn't want you to see. Is this an indication that the Saudis are going to be thrown under the bus? or are they being leveraged to back down on their overall war plans? (CNN = CIA/Deep State)
[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, June 24th, 2017.]

Pedogate Continues To Unravel, From Haiti To America


Gary Heavin and Joe Biggs join Owen Shroyer and David Knight to discuss the FBI movement on pedophile networks across the globe.



Story thanks to Trump is Right.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, June 24th, 2017.]

Leftist Media Covers For Michigan Muslim Terrorist


The mainstream media is still covering for radical Islamic terror this time not reporting that the Michigan stabber screamed "Allahu akbar".



Also covers the Muslim peace march in Germany where only 300 people showed up (they were expecting 10,000).

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, June 24th, 2017.]

#MoreThanARefugee : YouTube’s Propogand@ GETS #Wrekt




[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, June 24th, 2017.]

Two Key Things That Got Overlooked About Project MK Ultra




Wider objectives come down to mass manipulation of society.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, June 24th, 2017.]

Empathy for Laci Green and Why I Am Not a Social Justice Warrior - Styx




[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, June 24th, 2017.]

Roots Of The Global Warming Scam (Part 2) - Tony Heller


NASA's James Hansen testified before Congress on June 23, 1988. It was the official start of the global warming scam.



[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, June 24th, 2017.]

Oopsies: Gene Editing Now Admittedly Causes Hundreds of Mutations




[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, June 24th, 2017.]

Friday, 23 June 2017

Germany Quits Incirlik, Turkey Marches on Kurds


Today has brought a cluster of news emphasising the growing estrangement between Turkey and the West.

Turkish President Erdogan has condemned Albanian expansionism in the Balkans despite the implicit encouragement this has been getting from the West, which has been quietly encouraging Albania’s ‘Greater Albania’ project in order to weaken the influence in the Balkans of Serbia and above all of Russia.

Turkey is now also reported to be sending more troops to Syria, this time apparently expressly targeting the Kurds, who have become the US’s principal allies in Syria.

Now comes news of an overwhelming vote in the German parliament for a complete withdrawal of German forces from Incirlik air base in Turkey, the main air base used by NATO forces in Turkey, and the one from which many of the flights of NATO aircraft into Syria are launched.

News of the German withdrawal is not unexpected.  Relations between Germany and Turkey have been deteriorating steadily for months, with the Germans becoming increasingly critical of President Erdogan’s domestic policies and Erdogan in turn criticising Germany for its decision to prevent Turkish politicians campaigning amongst the Turkish community in Germany during Turkey’s recent constitutional referendum.

Behind the growing estrangement between Germany and Turkey is the growing realisation in Turkey that the country’s longstanding objective of joining the EU is unachievable, with large swathes of the European public and several EU states determined to prevent it ever happening.

As the prospect of Turkey’s integration into the EU has waned, Turkish policy has gradually reoriented towards a more nationalist direction, with Turkish leaders – not just Erdogan – increasingly emphasising Turkish national interests over NATO and Western ones.

The conflict between Turkey and the Kurds crystallises the issue.  European opinion – including in Germany – has long sympathised with the Kurds in their conflict with Turkey, and has come increasingly to support the Kurds in Syria fighting ISIS.

Opinion within Turkey however sees this issue very differently, with even many of Erdogan’s opponents seeing the possible emergence of a Kurdish independent or autonomous area led by the YPG in Syria as an existential threat to Turkey.

Turkey refuses to distinguish between the YPG in Syria and the Kurdish group the PKK which is leading the Kurdish struggle against the Turkish authorities in Turkey itself.  It points out correctly to the obvious ideological affinity between the two groups (both are leftist) and tends to think of one as a branch of the other.  It claims to be baffled that the West, which along with Turkey considers the PKK a terrorist organisation, has aligned itself so closely with the YPG.

The low opinion many Western leaders have for him must have become clear to Turkish President Erdogan even more obviously following the lukewarm support they gave him during his conflict with Russia following the downing in November 2015 by the Turkish air force of a Russian SU-24 bomber in Syria, and still more so following their failure to rally to him during last year’s coup attempt. 

 Indeed it is an open secret that many European leaders would have been quietly delighted if the coup attempt had succeeded.  There are even persistent rumours – never convincingly denied – that European leaders rejected Erdogan’s enquiries about possible asylum during the coup.

Erdogan’s and Turkey’s rapprochement with Russia since June last is in part a consequence of this growing estrangement between Turkey and the West, but it is now also becoming a contributory cause.

With the German finance minister talking today of Europe’s mission being to limit the spread of Russian and Chinese influence, the growing partnership between Turkey and Russia, and Turkey’s gradual engagement with the Eurasian institutions being set up by Russia and China (Erdogan for example attended the recent One Belt, One Road conference in Beijing) is inevitably heightening suspicion of Turkey in Germany and the West.

The decision of the German parliament to pull German forces out of Incirlik and to redeploy them to Jordan is therefore unsurprising.

The big question is not whether Turkey and Europe – and indeed Turkey and the West – are becoming estranged from each other.  It is how far this estrangement will go.

I remain skeptical that Turkey is heading for a full realignment with Russia and China.  I doubt that there are many people in Turkey who want that, and I am sure that there are many people within the Turkish elite – including within Erdogan’s own entourage – who would strongly oppose it.  I doubt also that this is the desire of Turkish President Erdogan himself.

However beyond a certain point events begin to acquire their own momentum.  As I wrote recently in connection with the boorish reception of President Erdogan during his recent visit to the US, the West seems to have a tin ear to Turkish sensibilities, and seems incapable of understanding that Turkey’s size and power and its key importance in the eastern Mediterranean, in the Middle East and in Central Asia means that it is a country which must be listened to and taken seriously.

As I have said previously, Western leaders seem to be doing everything in their power to drive Turkey away, and if it eventually does so they will have no one to blame but themselves.
http://theduran.com/germany-quits-incirlik-turkey-marches-kurds/

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, June 23rd, 2017.]

Syrian War Report – June 20, 2017: Situation Further Escalates In Syria




Related:

Syrian War Report – June 21, 2017: Government Forces Launched Large Advance In Daraa


[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, June 23rd, 2017.]

Why The Seth Rich "Investigation" Should Scare The Hell Out Of All Of Us


This isn't about the collapse of social order in some far-away banana republic. -- THIS TIME IT'S WHERE YOU LIVE! -- Things are far worse than you know.



[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, June 23rd, 2017.]

The [John] McCain Institute funded by George Soros and Saudi Arabia, EXPOSED


Neocon Arizona Republican Senator John McCain may have his own little Clinton Foundation pay-to-play scheme operating in the halls of the US Senate.

The Daily Caller investigative group has learned that in 2012 McCain turned over nearly $9 million in unspent funds from his failed 2008 presidential campaign to a new foundation bearing his name, the McCain Institute for International Leadership.

The McCain Institute for International Leadership’s mission is to serve as a “legacy” for John McCain and “is dedicated to advancing human rights, dignity, democracy and freedom”, but many readers certainly are well aware that human rights and dignity are the furthest things from the neocon warmonger’s mind.

The institute is a tax-exempt non-profit foundation and has assets valued at $8.1 million, associated with Arizona State University.

Bloomberg reported in 2016 on a $1 million Saudi Arabian donation to the institute. The McCain Institute to date has refused to publicly explain the Saudi Arabian million dollar contribution.

The McCain Institute’s donor list gets even more nefarious with more digging, as revealed by The Daily Caller, linking McCain to regime change globalists like George Soros…
http://www.blacklistednews.com/The_%5BJohn%5D_McCain_Institute_funded_by_George_Soros_and_Saudi_Arabia%2C_EXPOSED/59252/0/38/38/Y/M.html

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, June 23rd, 2017.]

Radical Islamists Target Mosques - Sargon of Akkad


Radical Islamist preachers target Britain's mosques. This can't just be ignored.



A very good common sense proposal from Sargon of monitoring Mosques (and Churches) to make sure there are no radical preachers that incite murder. The simple fact is that there are a large proportion of these centres that push an extremist anti-Western ideology and this cannot be allowed to stand. Those within the country with such a bent are guilty of sedition (and those acting upon it are guilty of treason).

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, June 23rd, 2017.]

Identity Politics & Political Correctness Have Left Us Drowning In A Sea Of Self Censorship.


The Richie Allen Show on the UK mosque revenge attack ...



The monologue is very centred, and deals with real problems and trying to come to terms with real issues in the current political climate. Identity politics is framing our perception of events, helping obfuscate the particular causes that drive what is happening. This is thoughtful. 

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, June 23rd, 2017.]

Mueller Loves Hillary - Bill Still


Synopsis: Newt Gingrich took to Fox last night after spending the weekend researching Special Counselor Robert Mueller’s financial ties to the Hillary Clinton campaign and the results are truly outrageous – and I don’t use that word frequently.



[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, June 23rd, 2017.]

Censorship in the 21st Century - Corbett Report


From search algorithm fine-tuning to social media shadow banning and filter bubble traps, this ain't your granddaddy censorship. Join James for this thought for the day as he explores censorship 21st century style and what we can do about it.



[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, June 23rd, 2017.]

Neil deGrasse Tyson Joins Efforts of Violent Wife Beater Jon Entine and Convicted Felon Ringleader of ACSH to Produce Monsanto Propaganda Film Called “Food Evolution”


The Monsanto Mafia is at it again, pushing corporate poison propaganda under the guise of “science,” and this time they’ve recruited junk science loudmouth Neil deGrasse Tyson to lend his condescending voice to a propaganda project that was spearheaded behind the scenes by violent wife beater (and biotech propaganda shill) Jon Entine and features messaging from the ACSH, run by a convicted criminal felon. (Jon Entine is a former Forbes.com writer who Natural News exposed as a violent wife abuser and sociopath.)

The new film, coming out later this week, is called “Food Evolution,” and it claims that GMOs and glyphosate weedkiller are Monsanto’s gift to humanity… so eat more! (Perhaps it should be called FoodEVILution.) Natural News will be covering the film and publishing profiles of the unethical participants in the film at a new website launching this week called FoodEvolution.news. You can also follow news on Neil deGrasse Tyson at the new website NeilTyson.news.

As uncovered by leaked emails (see below), the movie was clearly shaped behind the scenes by all the usual biotech industry shills and propagandists: Jon Entine, the ACSH, UC Davis professor Alison van Eenennaam (who used to work for Monsanto), Pamela Ronald and others. It’s the same “Monsanto mafia” that recently got caught spending millions of dollars on “negative P.R.” campaigns to smear clean food activists like the Food Babe (or even scientists such as Seralini). This is also the same group that tried to assassinate the character of Doctor Oz because of his support of GMO labelling.
http://www.naturalnews.com/2017-06-20-neil-degrasse-tyson-joins-with-violent-wife-beater-jon-entine-and-convicted-felon-ringleader-of-acsh-to-produce-monsanto-propaganda-film-called-food-evolution.html

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, June 23rd, 2017.]

Thursday, 22 June 2017

The United States and Russia Are Now In Military Conflict In Syria - Lionel Nation


Russia has said it will treat US warplanes operating in parts of Syria where its air forces are also present as “targets” amid a diplomatic row caused by the downing of a Syrian jet, the Independent writes.

The country’s defense ministry said it would track US-led coalition aircraft with missile systems and military aircraft, but stopped short of saying it would shoot them down. A hotline set up between Russia and the US to prevent mid-air collisions will also be suspended.

Remember, you wanted this
.



[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, June 22nd, 2017.]

GULF TENSIONS FLARE AS SAUDI ARABIA SHOOTS IRANIAN FISHING BOATS, KILLS FISHERMAN


"Two fishing boats were in the Persian Gulf and strayed due to high waves. The Saudi coastguard say the boats entered Saudi waters and killed one of the fishermen," Majid Aghababaie, head of border affairs at the interior ministry, said in a statement published by Iranian media.

"We are pursuing this matter to determine if the Iranian boats had crossed the Saudi border or not, but the action of the Saudis does not comply with humanitarian and navigational principles," Aghababaie said.

"Even if the boats had entered Saudi waters, the coastguard were not authorised to open fire," Aghababaie added.
http://www.blacklistednews.com/Gulf_Tensions_Flare_as_Saudi_Arabia_Shoots_Iranian_Fishing_Boats%2C_Kills_Fisherman/59200/0/38/38/Y/M.html

It looks like Saudi Arabia wants some kind of confrontation with Iran, to drive the oil price higher (recent production cuts did little to the price), and/or because they are hacked off with Russia-Iranian success in Syria, and/or for Iranian support(?) in the war in Yemen, where Saudi forces have had their asses handed to them on a number of occasions. Expect more of these provocations, since there has been little international reaction to what's happened thus far. I think these (Saudi Arabia) countries are now realising (the penny has dropped) that the UN is not going to 'do' anything.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, June 22nd, 2017.]

Trump vs Swamp, US vs Russia, Megyn Kelly vs Alex Jones & 2nd Civil War. Michael Rivero


Virginia Shooter, Prescription Drugs, Pedo Arrests, and Amazon Foods
Guest's website: http://www.whatreallyhappened.com
 


[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, June 22nd, 2017.]