Monday, 22 September 2014

Gerald Celente - Trends In The News - " Not A Peep For Peace"


"The multinationals don’t want an independent Scotland, Barack Obama picks retired Gen. John R. Allen to lead war against ISIS and there's not one person calling for peace instead of war…"



Celente brings up a number of interesting points starting with Saudi calls to cut oil production because of lower demand (ie there is not an economic recovery). This is a good episode.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, September 22nd, 2014.]

Correspondence to the Leader of the Australian Greens Party on ISIS and Foreign Interventions


A radio news program in Australian recently covered the ISIS situation which prompted a letter, ISIS Can be Stopped if we Understand the Geopolitics Behind the Conflict - A Letter to Triple J's Hack Program. Thinking that the content of this letter was important to share I forwarded it to various media and political bodies in the hope that someone might take note. Someone did, to a small degree. The following is my reply to an advisor to the leader of the Australian Greens political party. Please send your own letters, or forward information, to media and political persons whenever you can. It helps chip away at the censorship and ignorance that goes with the mainstream discourse.

LETTER:

Hello John,

Thanks for showing some thought concerning our involvement in Iraq.

The point of the information I forwarded to Christine (and yourself) is that it shows the present ISIS situation is a direct result of western intervention in Syria and that ISIS has grown because of semi-covert support to all rebel groups in an endeavour to topple President Assad. We are victims of this neoconservative regime-change program that Obama is continuing.

Without acknowledging what is occurring, and simply weighing up the matter in terms of the dominant omission-rife mainstream discourse, you will not be able make proper evaluations and likely accept a faulty course of action.

Please consider that any sort of kinetic action in Iraq will be of limited long term value if ISIS retains its external support networks that have been facilitated by Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Turkey and Qatar with the assistance of NATO countries including the USA. Reports (in The Guardian & Der Spiegel) from 2012 show that US, French and British trainers were present in Jordan teaching ISIS members how to use anti-tank weapons. Many other indications, including open admissions of support from Saudi Arabia, attest to what is going on.

Today the US wants to further their support for the Free Syria Army (FSA) to counter ISIS. However, this FSA group has often allied with ISIS, and Al Nusra, and is guilty of committing various atrocities including summary executions, beheadings, and gas attacks that were falsely blamed on the Syrian Army (according to the UN and MIT analysis).

When examining what is occurring in Iraq and Syria you must be mindful that we are dealing with dishonest western government players that have an agenda - to topple Assad in Syria (via covert means, or overt if possible). Actions that are undertaken to stop ISIS in Iraq, and/or bombing them in Syria, are a ploy to ensure the success of the rebels in Syria. Such an outcome would be a disaster for the Syrian people as a whole.

I agree that the west cannot legally make any direct attacks upon the State of Syria but it is already acting illegally by supporting one side (the extremist side) in that war. If the existing illegal foreign intervention could be ended then ISIS would necessarily lose its support base.

Recently it has been discovered that ISIS is selling oil, through Turkey, to eastern Europe (a simple Google search will provide details). Remember that this has not occurred in a vacuum. The US would be well aware of this situation, especially considering their close intelligence ties (Gladio B) to Turkey. Once again this all comes down to an overarching agenda, to destroy the Syrian Government.

You mentioned International Law.

If we were to follow International Law our country would actively see the arrest of those officials (including our own) responsible for launching the 2003 War in Iraq, which was an illegal act. ONA analyst Andrew Wilkie did not resign from his position for no reason. He recently confirmed that this war was launched on a lie: http://www.andrewwilkie.org/content/index.php/awmp/home_news_extended/iraq You should ask him if this was a known lie at the time (although he will be barred from talking about classified information). Furthermore, we should, following International Law, actively support arrest warrants for those in the Bush regime that authorised torture. And Obama's extrajudicial drone strike killings, upon individuals in countries that are not at war with the USA, raise the same kind of war crimes issues.

Because we play politics with the truth of these matters, denying justice and not holding our leaders to account, we find ourselves subject to the same kinds of problems caused by the very same groups of people, running the same geopolitical agenda.

Until, you start addressing these fundamental problems I won't be adding my name to support your parliamentary bill. Even if your actions do prevent the deployment of troops, we may still end up remaining quiet about various heinous acts committed by our allies (ie supporting extremists).

Remember, the fish rots from the head. You CAN put an end to the Iraq problem, and others like it, by loudly addressing the underlying, and continuing, foreign-intervention issue. You should start by asking serious questions in the public forum, with presentations (and perhaps TV ads), addressing western-backed regime change and covert war.

Thanks for your letter,

[Spook]

-----Original Message-----
From: [XXXX], John (Sen C. Milne)
Subject: RE: [General] ISIS Can be Stopped if we Understand the Geopolitics Behind the Conflict - A Letter to Triple J's Hack Program

Dear [Spook]

Thank you for contacting Senator Milne; I am replying on her behalf. The Australian Greens have said all along that we support humanitarian assistance, but this appears to be morphing fairly quickly into full-scale military involvement.

We believe that it is essential that Tony Abbott allows the parliament to engage this important debate about the deployment of Australian military. In good conscience, Australia cannot leave the Iraqi people to face this horror alone or ask others to do so in the name of human decency what we won't do ourselves.

If we do not abide by international law, however, how can we ask any other country to abide by international law? That is the point. International law applies to everyone or it applies to no-one. If we speak to North Korea, to China or to anyone else about international law, we expect the same law to apply everywhere-not to run a different line when it comes to Iraq. As to our culpability in Iraq, there is no doubt. After the 2003 engagement in Iraq, we left a major vacuum which has been filled by this ethnic violence and tension that has gone on ever since and, [the Australian Greens] would argue, has been made worse by the nature of the al-Maliki government.

The question is whether the Iraq's new government will be strong enough to be adequately inclusive in order to start to reduce the level of tension. We have some very serious concerns. We do not think it is good enough for the government to just say, 'These are shocking atrocities; therefore we will go in.' That has not been our position in Sri Lanka, Congo, Nigeria or Saudi Arabia. But it suddenly is our position in Iraq.

Christine and the Greens want Australia to have a foreign policy that is independent and asks: 'Why is this action in the national interest? How is it legal under international law? What is the plan and where will it end? What are the risks? Are we simply cementing a stronger jihadist movement against the West; therefore acting against our long-term security and our long-term national interest?'

The Australian people and their representatives deserve the opportunity to scrutinise the reasons for troop deployment before we blindly follow the US into another Iraq war. The Greens have reintroduced a bill to parliament requiring parliamentary approval to deploy Australian troops overseas. You can add your name to our call to parliament to support the Greens' War Powers Bill here: http://campaigns.greens.org.au/ea-action/action?ea.client.id=1792&ea.campaign.id=29510

Regards

John [XXXX]
Office of Senator Christine Milne, Australian Greens Leader
____________________________________

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, September 22nd, 2014.]

Keiser Report (E656): Fear Mongering from Scottish ‘No’ Voters


In this episode of the Keiser Report, Max Keiser and Stacy Herbert discuss the United Kingdom waking up to a new motto: “IT’S NOT WORTH THE RISK,” following the outcome of the Scottish independence referendum. They look at the breakdown on who voted for independence (the under 54’s) and who didn’t back independence (the over 55’s) so as the taxpayer owned Royal Bank of Scotland said of the result, “It’s business as usual.” In the second half, Max interviews an investor, who unlike 55% of the population of Scotland, truly has no fear about taking risks, Brock Pierce. Max and Brock discuss bitcoin as the internet 2.0 and what the future holds for the technology.



[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, September 22nd, 2014.]

Sunday, 21 September 2014

Dutch MH17 Investigation Omits US “Intel”


The absence of America’s so-called “intelligence” regarding the downing of Malaysia Airlines MH17 over Ukraine in a 34-page Dutch Safety Board preliminary report raises serious questions about the credibility and legitimacy of both America’s political agenda, and all agencies, organizations, and political parties currently behind it.

The report titled,
"Preliminary Report: Crash involving Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777-200 flight MH17" (.pdf), cites a wide variety of evidence in its attempt to determine the cause of flight MH17's crash and to prevent similar accidents or incidents from occurring again in the future. Among this evidence includes the cockpit voice recorder (CVR), the flight data recorder (FDR), analysis of recorded air traffic control (ATC) surveillance data and radio communication, analysis of the meteorological circumstances, forensic examination of the wreckage (if recovered and possible foreign objects if found), results of the pathological investigation, and analysis of the in-flight break up sequence.
Satellite images are referenced in regards to analyzing the crash site after the disaster; however, nowhere in the report is mentioned any evidence whatsoever of satellite images of missile launchers, intelligence from the United States regarding missile launches, or any information or evidence at all in any regard suggesting a missile had destroyed MH17.
http://www.activistpost.com/2014/09/dutch-mh17-investigation-omits-us-intel.html

If the US had evidence a ground-to-air missile shot down the airliner they would have released it already. The delay, and the delay in releasing information on the black boxes, adds to the likelihood fabricated evidence will be trotted out later.

And the fact that Ukrainian aircraft were closely shadowing MH17 before it was shot down, and that this information has been omitted in the west, further raises suspicions about the claim 'the rebels did it'.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, September 21st, 2014.]

Geopolitics with Jeff Blankfort


Gaza, Ukraine, Syria, ISIS.



Great discussion of various issues exposing the lies and corruption. Put this on in the background as you go about your online business.

Only one thing to say about Fukushima mentioned in the clip - there IS radiation leaking from the damaged reactors, there simply has to be. The cooling system in the plant is destroyed so that the fuel rods in the cores are fissioning and releasing harmful products. Some of the hot particles are going into the ocean, through the ground water, plus some particles will no doubt rise in the steam coming from the site. Low level radiation is being released continually into the environment and it is not a good thing. Residual fallout from atmoic bombs could be classified as low level radiation, and yet it is acknowledged as dangerous.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, September 21st, 2014.]

Evidence the Scottish Independence Vote Was Rigged?


Voting for independence? From inside the corrupt system you want independence from? What could possibly go wrong?



[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, September 21st, 2014.]

Saturday, 20 September 2014

Russia: ‘Free Syrian Army No Longer Exists’; Rebels Are Coordinating With Terrorists


Russia on Tuesday accused the West of ignoring its warnings about the growing terrorist threat in Syria, and claimed that the moderate rebel front – the one the Obama administration wants to arm as part of its anti-ISIS strategy – “no longer exists.”

The remarks by Russia’s ambassador in Geneva Alexey Borodavkin came during a session of the U.N. Human Rights Council, which was discussing the most recent report by a U.N.-mandated independent commission of inquiry into the conflict.

The report, released late last month and roughly covering the first half of this year, recorded atrocities by the Assad regime and by some of its opponents, including the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS/ISIL).

“The commission in its report,” Borodavkin told the council through a translator, “recognizes that the Syrian government is working against a huge army of trained armed terrorists.”

“The Free Syrian Army no longer exists,” he continued. “Armed groups qualified as ‘moderate’ are closely coordinating their activities with terrorist groups.”
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The commission of inquiry report to which Borodavkin referred does not state that the FSA no longer exists. It does say however that “ideological, political, tribal and personal” divisions and rivalries among rebel groups had prevented them from becoming more effective, and that “[e]fforts by external backers to reinforce the so-called ‘vetted moderate armed opposition’ failed to reverse the dominance of radical armed groups.”

The report also says that where “groups labeled as moderate” managed to score military successes against the regime they did so “closely coordinating with extremist groups, including the al-Qaeda-affiliated Jabhat al-Nusra.”

Borodavkin used his intervention in Geneva to chide countries – especially Western countries opposed to Syrian President Bashar Assad – for their approach to the three-and-a-half-year civil war.
http://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/patrick-goodenough/russia-free-syrian-army-no-longer-exists-rebels-are-coordinating

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, September 20th, 2014.]

Israel’s Cue: Syrian ‘Rebels’ Occupy Golan Heights, Seize UN Weapons and Vehicles


Perfect timing. We were waiting for the stage director to whistle-in Israel somewhere into this ISIS Crisis and to help the US and Britain with their Syrian regime change project. Here is the perfect pretext…
In 1981, after a long-running, brutal attempted
Israeli land grab of Syria’s Golan region, the United Nations Security Council unanimously adopted Resolution 497, which called the State of Israel to withdrawal from its de facto annexation of the Golan Heights. A UN Peacekeeping Force was put in place there to maintain that key buffer zone. Ever since then, Syria and Israel have observed their peace agreement, but Israel still considers this part of Syria to be part of ‘Greater Israel’ and would certainly take advantage should the area ever become compromised.
Looks like their opportunity has arrived.

A seemingly perfect new crisis has arrived, at the perfect time. Problem, reaction, solution…

This just
off the wires:
Al-Qaeda-linked Jabhat al-Nusra fighters have driven out hundreds of UN peacekeepers from the Syrian side of the Golan Heights, taking their uniforms and vehicles, Syrian UN envoy Bashar Jaafari said.

The fighters “had succeeded in occupying all of the Syrian side” of the Golan Heights, forcing troops from the UN Disengagement Observer Force (UNDOF) to retreat.

“The terrorists are now using United Nations cars, which hold the emblem of the United Nations forces in the Golan. They are using the uniform of the UNDOF, the weapons of UNDOF, the positions of UNDOR to shell on the Syrian army as well as on the civilians in villages,” Jaafari told reporters
.
http://21stcenturywire.com/2014/09/17/israels-cue-syrian-rebels-occupy-golan-heights-seize-un-weapons-and-vehicles/


The extremists are doing the bidding of the US and Israel, as they have from the beginning of the fighting.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, September 20th, 2014.]

House Passes Bill To Arm Syrian Rebels Despite Evidence of ISIS Ties


In a 273-156 vote on Wednesday, the House of Representatives passed a bill which approved of President Barrack Obama’s $500 million plan to arm and train Syrian rebel forces.

The bill is expected to pass the Senate when it arrives there on Thursday to solidify the President's goal of dismantling the ISIS “threat.”

It must be assumed that Congress has their heads so far in the sand that they missed the extensive reporting that has documented the ties between ISIS and the so called “moderate” rebel forces that the Obama administration is so hell bent on arming.
As Paul Joseph Watson of Propaganda Matrix documents in his article titled "Obama Plans to ‘Fight ISIS’ by Arming ISIS", there is ample evidence showing that the rebels in Syria have joined ISIS and supplied arms to the extremists.
http://www.activistpost.com/2014/09/house-passes-bill-to-arm-syrian-rebels.html

The (neocon) objective is to destroy the Syrian State.

Related Info:

House Approves Obama's Syria-Iraq Strategy


[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, September 20th, 2014.]

John McAfee: Secrets of The Cloud Revealed


Alex Jones talks with Scottish-American computer programmer and founder of McAfee, Inc., John McAfee about new Apple product releases, biometrics, and cyber security.



More about this issue from McAfee, being interviewed by Jones, can be found here.

If you have anything stored online then you can bet it is available to the authorities or certain private corporations. Anything transmitted will have been recorded by the NSA. That's how it is. This is not a problem for small time individuals but if you are a political activist, or someone in Government, the spying is gonna be a problem.

The FBI whistleblower pointed out that the spying allows the authorities to promote the corrupt individuals over those with clean records so that they can blackmail them when in office:

Sibel Edmonds Blows the Whistle on Government Blackmailing


[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, September 20th, 2014.]

Friday, 19 September 2014

Obama: If Assad Defends Against US Attack, US Will Attack - US Reveals its Strategy to Destroy Syria


Only hours after delivering his ridiculous address to the American people regarding his strategy to combat an organization that is entirely the product of the United States and NATO and one that is still under complete control of these powers, Obama conducted a meeting with “foreign policy experts,” former government officials, and journalists.

The meeting, of course, is nothing more than round two in the volley of propaganda coming from the White House in its attempt to drum up more support from the American people for direct military intervention in Syria and an open use of U.S. military forces against the secular government of Bashar al-Assad. All of those within an ear’s reach of the reports regarding Obama’s meeting should be firmly aware that it is nothing more than an attempt to milk the original speech for more propaganda against Assad’s Syria and provide a sense of inevitability about the coming conflict there.

With that in mind,
Obama stated to those in the “after party” meeting, that if the Syrian government were to shoot down American military planes – American military planes engaging in aggressive air strikes on Syrian soil – then the United States would be forced to “wipe out” Syria’s air defenses. Obama also added that an attack against the Syrian air defenses would be a much easier task than attacking his pet ISIS terrorists and other related groups. Obama pointed out that eliminating Syria’s air defense capabilities would lead to his ouster and the overthrow of the Syrian government.
Essentially, Obama stated that the United States would violate Syrian sovereignty by launching airstrikes inside Syria allegedly for the purpose of bombing the terrorist group that was created, funded, and directed by the United States to overthrow the Syrian government. If Assad dares to defend his country against both an American destabilization of terrorism and aggressive American airstrikes, then the United States would retaliate against Assad’s retaliation.

Assad has been defending Syria from an American attack since as far back as 2011 in earnest and even further back in terms of the roots and implementation of the strategy.

It is interesting to note that the U.S. and NATO should be so interested in Syria’s air defenses at the same time that the death squads have focused on the
Taqba Airbase in Raqqa province. Particularly when viewed in context of the recent goal of engaging in targeted airstrikes inside Syria.

For those who may not
see the pattern – while the United States and NATO deliberated engaging in targeted airstrikes in Syria, and the Syrian government subsequently states its opposition to those attacks and its intentions to shoot down the planes delivering those strikes if they do not coordinate with the Syrian government, death squads have effectively eliminated the air defense capability of the Syrian government in the east of the country.

After all, the Pentagon even stated that
one of the biggest threats to an airstrike operation in Syria is the Syrian government’s air defenses. Thanks to ISIS, those air defenses no longer exist in the east of Syria.

This was the end game of the ISIS battle to take over Taqba from the start – eliminate air defenses so that the NATO powers can launch airstrikes against the Syrian military and thus freeing up a launching pad for the terrorists to conduct attacks even deeper into Syria.

It is important to point out that the Islamic State is not some shadowy force that emerged from the caves of Afghanistan to form an effective military force that is funded by Twitter donations and murky secretive finance deals. IS is entirely the
creation of NATO and the West and it remains in control of the organization.
http://www.activistpost.com/2014/09/obama-if-assad-defends-against-us.html

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, September 19th, 2014.]

Ron Paul on John Stossel


I am sorry John, as per your opening statement; WHOM is it exactly that attacked us on 9/11 that we killed "over there"?



Iraq never attacked the US.

Despite the fact that 911 was a false flag event, there are numerous people in the Middle East that dislike the US. This is because of foreign policy decisions, not because they "hate our freedoms". The extremists were encouraged and their numbers increased BECAUSE of war and conflict, plus perceived injustices, rather than simply due to cultural or religious differences with the west.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, September 19th, 2014.]

Amnesty & Early Elections: Kiev Provides Eastern Regions 'Special Status'


Ukraine's parliament has approved special status for the defiant eastern regions of the country. The bill promises early local elections, and an amnesty for those who took part in the conflict with Kiev.



Unless the Government in Kiev changes there is no way these moves by Kiev should be taken at face value. This seems like a ruse. The fighters in the east should take measures to improve their military defences, whilst continuing the negotiations.

This clip reminds viewers that it was actions in Kiev that led to the independence moves in Crimea and the Eastern parts of the country.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, September 19th, 2014.]

Stop Playing Wargames in Ukraine - Nigel Farage UKIP


Amongst the long list of foreign policy failures and contradictions in the last few years including, of course, the bombing of Libya, the desire to arm the rebels in Syria, has been the unnecessary provocation of Vladimir Putin.



[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, September 19th, 2014.]

Artificial Sweeteners Linked to Obesity Epidemic, Scientists Say


Artificial sweeteners may exacerbate, rather than prevent, metabolic disorders such as Type 2 diabetes, a study suggests.

Calorie-free artificial sweeteners are often chosen by dieters in part because they are thought not to raise blood sugar levels.

In Wednesday’s issue of the journal Nature, researchers report that artificial sweeteners increase the blood sugar levels in both mice and humans by interfering with microbes in the gut.

The increase in consumption of artificial sweeteners coincides with the obesity and diabetes epidemics, Eran Segal of the Weizmann Institute of Science in Rehovot, Israel, and his co-authors said.
http://www.cbc.ca/news/health/artificial-sweeteners-linked-to-obesity-epidemic-scientists-say-1.2769196

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, September 19th, 2014.]

Thursday, 18 September 2014

'ISIS Gives US Excuse to Intervene & Destabilize Whole Region' (Target Syria)


America's fighter jets have carried out new offensive strikes on militant positions just outside the Iraqi capital. Iran has rejected the possibility of cooperating with Washington in fighting with ISIS. The Supreme leader the Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has called Obama's strategy shallow and biased. Soraya Sepaphour-Ulrich, a prominent researched and expert on the country, joins RT to talk more on that.


The guest here is exactly right in her assessment. The end game is to destroy Syria and destabilise Iran.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, September 18th, 2014.]

Will Obama's Bombs Stop Beheadings? Russell Brand The Trews


Reaction to President Barack Obama's 'destroy and degrade' strategy address for fighting the Islamic State.



Great sentiments and insights from Brand - especially about the Sunnis siding with ISIS for economic reasons - because they have been partly excluded from local resources by the Shites and Kurds. This goes to the politics of the region. He also points out that US interests are always financial and benefit the elite, and that Obama is merely a frontman for this corrupt system.

The other thing, which he might have emphasised, and he hinted at this, is the western support (US-Saudi) for ISIS in terms of their years-long campaign against Syria. Now we are supposed be concerned about the terrorist threat that was fostered by the west.

To achieve peace the western backers of ISIS must desist. However, ISIS as a military force filled with extremists, will probably need to be opposed with force before it crumbles from lack of support. Backing Iraqi Government and Syrian Government forces is the way to go in this regard, despite the problematic nature of such a strategy.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, September 18th, 2014.]

David Hooper 2014 “Anatomy of a Great Deception”


This "docu-thriller" from father-turned-filmmaker, David Hooper takes us on a journey of awakening that begins with an innocent question. Soon, his life is turned upside down as he grapples with the life-changing conclusions of his findings. The film was made to wake up his friends and family. Now, it's poised to wake everyone else.



A new documentary, designed to speak directly to the public on a human level, about the false flag of 911. Remember the truth about these attacks will end the war on terror.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, September 18th, 2014.]

Truth in Media: Feds Says Cannabis Is Not Medicine While Holding The Patent on Cannabis as Medicine


For those who believe in marijuana and cannabis freedom, the future has never been brighter. Right now there is an awakening to the benefits of cannabis for medicinal purposes, specifically something called CBD oil. But is the new CBD craze being manipulated by media and politicians? If it weren’t we wouldn’t need to do a show about it.



An important video to consider when it comes to your health.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, September 18th, 2014.]

Keiser Report (E654): Poison Pills


In this episode of the Keiser Report, Max Keiser and Stacy Herbert discuss what it means that if whoever controls the media controls the mind is an algorithm that has also replaced the markets and politicians. They also discuss 'poison pills' circumventing democracy by guaranteeing profits come before the choices of the people. In the second half, Max interviews Xavier Hawk about Permacredits and Colony Earth.



[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, September 18th, 2014.]