Thursday, 17 January 2019

The Obama/New York Times Plot To Overthrow Trump (Liberty Report)


Another "blockbuster" report on Trump's "ties" to Russia has fizzled into nothingness, as the New York Times' piece over the weekend on an FBI counterintelligence investigation opened against the president was riddled with holes and absurdities. What came through loud and clear, however, was that Obama appointees and loyalists in the FBI and elsewhere in the deep state were determined to do everything in their power to overthrow a legally elected US president.



[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, January 17th, 2019.]

Syrian War Report – Jan. 15, 2019: Turkey, Hayat Tahrir al-Sham Work To Defend ‘Syrian Revolution’




[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, January 17th, 2019.]

House Bill Forces Trump to Nominate “Anti-Semitism Envoy” Who Would Monitor Criticism of Israel


The U.S. House of Representatives voted 411-1 for a bill that would force President Trump to nominate an anti-Semitism envoy, a position that has been vacant since he took office. The definition of anti-Semitism the position uses includes certain criticisms of Israel.

The bipartisan bill upgrades the current position of Anti-Semitism Envoy to an ambassador rank, which requires the job to be filled within 90 days.

The law states that the Special Envoy shall “serve as the primary advisor to, and coordinate efforts across, the U.S. government relating to monitoring and combating anti-Semitism and anti-Semitic incitement in foreign countries.”

The bill, H.R.221- Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism Act, was sponsored by Rep. Christopher H. Smith [R-NJ-4] and has 87 co-sponsors. Smith’s largest campaign donor was NorPAC, a pro-Israel political action committee.

To become law the bill must next be passed by the Senate and then be signed by the president. If Trump vetoes it, Congress can override this through a two-thirds vote.

The position of anti-Semitism envoy was created in 2004 over the objections of the State Department, which said it wasn’t needed. It was urged by Israeli Minister for Diaspora Affairs Natan Sharansky, who had formulated a new definition of anti-Semitism that includes criticism of Israel.

Previous envoys before or after serving in the position worked for the Israel lobbying organization AIPAC, the American Israel Public Affairs Committee.

The second envoy, Hannah Rosenthal, adopted the Sharansky definition of anti-Semitism for use by the State Department. This is part of an international campaign to insert the new Israel-centric definition in governments and other bodies around the world.

The Times of Israel reports that the impetus for the current bill was “Trump’s failure to pick someone for that opening over the last two years, despite frequent calls from Jewish groups.”

The lawmaker who voted against the bill was Republican Justin Amash from Michigan, a civil libertarian who is Chairman of the House Liberty Caucus.

The Anti-Defamation League (ADL), one of whose missions is to advocate for Israel, has been heavily promoting the legislation, which was first introduced last year. The ADL, which includes certain criticisms of Israel as “anti-Semitic,” has issued reports that there has been a “rise in anti-Semitism.”

Some have disputed the ADL numbers since the ADL does not make public the incident reports on which it bases its claims, since some include actions or statements regarding Israel rather than bigotry, and since the widely publicized bomb threats against Jewish institutions turned out to be the work of a Jewish Israeli. Similarly, some reportedly “anti-Semitic” cemetery damage turned out to have been caused by neglect.

The new Congress has been quick to take up legislation promoted by the Israel lobby. The first Senate bill of 2019 is a composite bill that would give Israel billions of dollars and “combat” the campaign to boycott Israel over its human rights violations among its measures.

The anti-Semitism envoy legislation had been passed in the House in 2018 but did not come to a vote in the Senate. The Senate bill was introduced by Republican Marco Rubio (FL) with eight co-sponsors, seven of them Democrats, including Elizabeth Warren (MA), Kirsten Gillibrand (NY) and Ron Wyden (OR).

The Times of Israel reports that ADL head Jonathan Greenblatt called on the Senate to “take up this bill in a timely manner.”

It is unclear when the bill will be re-introduced in the Senate. The current Israel bill S.1 has been blocked by Democrats over their battle with Trump and the government shutdown. The effort to bring that bill to a vote will resume on Monday.

The House anti-semitism envoy bill was expedited and voted on with little advance notice under a suspension of the rules procedure. The Senate could take a similar course of action.

Additional legislation regarding anti-Semitism may also be re-introduced at some point.

The Senate passed the Anti-Semitism Awareness Act unanimously in 2016, and it was reintroduced in both the Senate and the House last year.

The Israeli newspaper Ha’aretz reports: “The Act – pushed by AIPAC, the Anti-Defamation League and the Jewish Federations of America – instructs the Department of Education’s Civil Rights office to follow ‘the definition of anti-Semitism set forth by the Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat anti-Semitism of the Department of State in the Fact Sheet issued on June 8, 2010.’”

The bill has been held up over objections that it interferes with academic freedom and Americans’ constitutionally guaranteed right to free speech.
http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/50925.htm

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, January 17th, 2019.]

DEFEATED: British Parliament REJECTS May’s Brexit Deal


Here's why Theresa May's Brexit plan went down in flames in the British Parliament.



Story thanks to Trump is Right.

Related:

BREXIT storm deepens, as parliamentary coup may be forming against May and Corbyn


Text from The Duran video directly above:

There exists no leadership in either the government or the opposition capable of taking us through this mess. No hidden strengths, no unexpected qualities; no whizzbang new thinking, no magic. Forget May. Forget Corbyn. Salvation is not coming from these directions.

So it’s up to parliament. MPs are coming to understand that they have to act. It has been stealing on parliamentarians for months now and close contacts between leading members of both parties have been made and have been deepening.

From within the Commons a shadow executive must emerge, and is beginning to. Labour’s Yvette Cooper talks to the Tories’ Dominic Grieve. Around them is a cluster of senior parliamentarians who are getting used to talking.

A common purpose unites them: rescuing the country from a no-deal Brexit that only a small minority actually want. Whether this is to be done by seeking a better deal than May’s or by a new referendum, or both, they need to find a way soon. An “indicative” vote of the House of Commons may help guide them.

And however speedily the House can find its leadership and direction, it’s hard to imagine this can be done without an extension to the Article 50 negotiating period.

Overwhelmingly, the conclusion to be drawn from last night’s vote is that parliament must wrest control from a zombie prime minister, a zombie cabinet and a zombie opposition. I heard in May’s response to the result the hint of the straw at which she may now clutch: a Labour-style Brexit under a Tory nominal prime minister. I would be amazed if her party would accept it.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, January 17th, 2019.]

Russian Economy Shows Resilience as Europe Craters


The Duran’s Alex Christoforou and Editor-in-Chief Alexander Mercouris take a quick look at Russia's economic performance in 2018 and its upbeat outlook in 2019, despite heavy sanctions imposed by the US and a weary and weak European Union.



Sanctions on countries that can make themselves self sufficient and/or have other trading outlets will not work. The sanctions only encourage ingenuity, increasing internal productive activity and growth. Large industrialised countries can look after themselves - just think of the development of the USA in the 19th and early 20th century. In the case of Russia, they are also a net exporter of energy into Europe, China and elsewhere.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, January 17th, 2019.]

Identity Politics = White Genocide (Paul Craig Roberts)


The subversion of fact-based science and scholarship by the emotion-based ideology of Identity Politics is laying the groundwork for the genocide of white people. This sounds like an outlandish statement. However, it follows logically from the identification of white people with violence, oppression, and every evil in the world.

In a number of columns I have reported examples of attacks on scientists for concluding on the basis of their research that race, gender, and intelligence have a genetic basis. As I am not educated in genetics, I cannot attest to the truth, falsity, or extent of genetic differences. My interest is limited to the suppression of scientific findings by ideology. We are reliving the Catholic Church’s suppression of the evidence, and punishment of those who presented it, that the earth revolved around the sun and not vice versa. We are reliving the belief in witches that resulted in the execution of innocent people in Salem, Massachusetts, during 1692-93. We are reliving the destruction of Soviet genetics by Trofim Lysenko and Stalin.
 
And scientists and scholars are too intimidated to speak out.

Consider, for example, the case of James D. Watson who was rightly awarded the Nobel Prize for his discovery with Francis Crick of the double-helix structure of DNA, the molecule containing human genes. This was no mean feat. One would think that such a scientist would be entitled to his conviction that there is a genetic basis for intelligence. In the world of yesteryear, that was the case, but not in today’s Identity Politics world. Watson was stripped of his positions as Chancellor Emeritus, Oliver R Grace Professor Emeritus, and honorary trustee of the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory that he long led and brought to prominence, because he expressed his conclusion that genes explain differences in average IQ scores among races.

We do know that there are IQ differences between Asians, Europeans, Blacks, and Jews. A large number of studies have come to this conclusion. But the emotion-based ideology of Identity Politics maintains that the difference is caused by environment, and the lower average IQ for blacks is caused by an environment of “white oppression.” It is not clear how this Identity Politics explanation of average IQ differences explains why Asian and Jewish average IQs are higher than the average for blacks. Asians and Jews are not races that Identity Politics identifies with oppression of blacks.

The environmental explanation of IQ differences is being established by assertion as the “scientific explanation.” There are some science-based findings, or findings said to be science-based, that environment explains in whole or part IQ differences. Normally, the scientific procedure would be for the two different findings to compete based on the evidence and convincing power of the rival explanations. However, instead of being declared wrong, Watson was declared to be a racial bigot whose views are unacceptable. The Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory declared Watson’s conclusion to be “reprehensible,” “reckless” and “unsupported by science.” Somehow, a scientist who discovered the structure of DNA is not entitled to express his opinion. https://news.sky.com/story/dna-pioneer-james-watson-stripped-of-honours-after-reckless-race-remarks-11606108

This is an extremely serious interference into scientific inquiry by an ideology. What has happened to Watson is what happened to Soviet geneticists. Today, as I reported in a previous column, scientists who investigate genetic differences have to do so underground in the way that Samizdat operated during the Soviet era.

How does this relate to the opening sentence of this column? What does the suppression of scientific inquiry have to do with genocide of white people?

The answer is that the same Identity Politics that interferes in scientific inquiry in order to be able to blame lower average black IQ scores on “white oppression” creates a range of other “facts” that demonize white peoples. People who are demonized, as blacks are doing to South African whites, and as Israelis have successfully done to Palestinians by convincing Americans that every Palestinian is a terrorist intent on murdering Jews, are set up for very bad things happening to them. (See, for example, http://www.radiofreesouthafrica.com/warning-graphic-shocking-torture-of-white-african-farmers/ , and http://markcrispinmiller.com/2019/01/with-gaza-blacked-out-by-the-new-york-times-et-al-heres-word-on-what-the-people-there-are-going-through/ )

It is now commonplace for white people to be pilloried, even by other white people, for innocently using words or terms or allusions long used but given by Identity Politics and political correctness new racist or sexist meanings. Classics are being removed from bookshelves because of “inappropriate language.” People are fired, such as the senior engineer at Google, for stating such obvious truths as “men and women have different traits and are good at different tasks.” Everyone has to be the same, regardless of any facts. Indeed, if a man wants to self-identify as a woman or a woman as a man, that is their right. When a tennis champion said that it is unfair for a person with a penis to self-identify as a woman and be permitted to enter women’s sport contests, she had to apologize. People who have to apologize and who are punished for stating obvious facts are in an extremely weak position.

This is what has happened to white people. They have been forced into the position that they cannot defend themselves without being branded “white supremacists,” which elicits more demonization of them. Many white people themselves have been brainwashed into apologizing for being white.
Whereas it is increasingly dangerous for a white person to open his mouth, anything can be said about white people. For example, a student publication at Texas State University declared that white DNA is an abomination and that white people are oppressors who should not be allowed to exist. The Hispanic author went on to write that “white death means liberation for all.” https://www.foxnews.com/us/texas-student-newspaper-blasted-over-anti-white-your-dna-is-an-abomination-column So we have a Texas college newspaper that sounds exactly like the radical black leadership in South Africa that demands “death to whites” and sings songs at political rallies about killing whites.

Imagine the fate of a white person who declared black DNA to be an abomination and that blacks should not be allowed to exist.
 
I have reported many examples of the double-standard that exists. The problem with such double-standards is that they create a sub-class of people who are guilty by definition and thereby cannot defend themselves without proving their guilt.

As the demonization of white people goes unchallenged, it becomes more extreme. In 2018 a black woman, Lisa Anderson-Levy, Associate Dean of Academic Affairs and Associate Professor of Anthropology at Beloit College gave an invited lecture at the University of Minnesota in which she explained that “whiteness” is an existential threat to the United States and needs to be dismantled. The need to “decenter whiteness” is “one of the most urgent social dilemmas of our time.” She went on to declare objective truth impossible as teaching is “a political act,” except, of course, the teachings of Identity Politics. Only “whiteness” teachings are a political act. https://www.rt.com/usa/421447-professor-dismantling-whiteness-lecture/

Her defenders will make the point that when she denounces “the violence of whiteness” she is not referring, or at least not exclusively, to the physical violence of the KKK, slavers, imperialist and colonialist exploiters. She means the entire range of Western civilization. It is all “whiteness”—science, mathematics, history, language and its use, ways of thinking and acting, everything. We are all, including whites, threatened by this “whiteness.”
 
Here is a person, being honored by the University of Minnesota in a program used to “highlight sucessful alumni” of the university who wants to get rid of whiteness but emphasizes her commitment to “diversity, inclusivity, and equity.” Notice the new meaning that Identity Politics has given to “inclusivity.” It now means the dismantling of “whiteness.” So how are whites included? What she is really talking about is getting rid of whites, and to the applause of many whites.

What would be her fate if she was talking about dismantling “blackness”? She would be demonized and instantly fired.

It is clear that although white people are still a majority in their countries, they are victims of Identity Politics, which has white people so demonized that they are able to defend themselves only at the cost of being labeled “white supremacists.”

Everywhere we see among white people a loss of confidence. In England’s Cambridge University a small number of protesting students has succeeded in convincing the university that it is guilty of “institutional racism” for teaching English literature and English history rather than black and minority literature and history. The idea that the function of education is to inculcate people into their culture is now damned as the elevation of whiteness. https://www.rt.com/uk/407710-cambridge-university-black-literature/

In Jean Raspail’s novel, The Camp of the Saints, white Europeans are forbidden to marry and are bred out of existence. The novel could just as well have ended with blue-eyed blonds being bred as sex slaves to perpetuate the memory of the triumph of “sun people” over whiteness. https://www.baltimoresun.com/news/bs-xpm-1991-09-17-1991260039-story.html (Dr. Ulmar Johnson explains the difference between sun people or blacks and ice people or whites: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aZUk_Q-qawk . Here is another telling of the story: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Loca1je5rSk . Clearly, this ideology leads to exclusion, not inclusion.)
https://www.paulcraigroberts.org/2019/01/14/identity-politics-white-genocide/

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, January 17th, 2019.]

Keiser Report (E1332): The Best Performing Government Shutdown Ever!


In this episode of the Keiser Report, Max and Stacy note that the S&P500 is up 7%, the best shutdown performance ever. Donald Trump should be proud of himself! They also look at a ‘rent stabilization’ proposal from Democrats in Oregon and how a new study from Johns Hopkins shows that no matter what our good intentions are as voters, there is always a corporation that owns legislators and takes an outsized piece of our voting intention pie. In the second half, Max interviews market commentator and blogger, Wolf Richter of WolfStreet.com, about the ‘patient’ Federal Reserve, the property market in San Francisco starting to deflate and Germany’s economy in ‘technical recession.’



[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, January 17th, 2019.]

Richard Dolan on James McDonald: Life, Death, & UFOs (1/15/19)


James McDonald was an American physicist. He is best known for his research regarding UFOs. McDonald was a senior physicist at the Institute for Atmospheric Physics and professor in the Department of Meteorology, University of Arizona, Tucson.

McDonald campaigned in support of expanding UFO studies during the mid and late 1960s, arguing that UFOs represented an important unsolved mystery which had not been adequately studied by science. He was one of the more prominent figures of his time who argued in favor of the extraterrestrial hypothesis as a plausible, but not completely proved, model of UFO phenomena.



Hidden history relevant to today's Deep State.

If you can understand how the cover-up of UFO information works, with media disinformation, "debunking" trolls, and academic complicity/ignorance, then it can help one understand the world in which we live in today. 

An excellent talk by Richard Dolan, ending with some great points on mental health.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, January 17th, 2019.]

Wednesday, 16 January 2019

Destroying, Suppressing Evidence is FBI Standard Procedure


Congressional investigators were rocked this weekend when the FBI notified them that five months of text messages from a top FBI investigator into the Trump campaign’s Russian connections had mysteriously vanished.

The FBI-issued cell phone of Peter Strzok, whose previous texts to his mistress (also an FBI employee) showed fierce hostility to Trump, suddenly had problems due to “software upgrades” and other issues — and voila — all the messages between the two from Dec. 14, 2016, to May 17, 2017 vanished. Strzok, who oversaw the Trump investigation from its start in July 2016, was removed from Mueller’s Special Counsel investigation last summer after the Justice Department Inspector General discovered his anti-Trump texts.

Stephen Boyd, the assistant attorney general for legislative affairs, notified a Senate committee that “data that should have been automatically collected and retained for long-term storage and retrieval was not collected.” The missing texts could have obliterated the remnants of credibility of the FBI’s investigation of the Trump campaign. Conservatives are caterwauling about the vanished evidence but this type of tactic has long been standard procedure for the FBI. Acting FBI chief Patrick Gray was forced to resign in 1973 after it was revealed that he had burned incriminating evidence from the White House in his fireplace shortly after the Watergate break-in by Nixon White House “plumbers.” Gray claimed he was resigning to preserve the “reputation and integrity” of the FBI — but that hasn’t worked out so well.

The FBI has a long history of “losing” evidence that would tarnish its halo. And for most of the agency’s history, judges and Congress have let the FBI sweep its dirt under the rug.

In the Ruby Ridge case, when an FBI sniper gunned down an Idaho mother holding her baby in 1992, the chief of the FBI’s Violence Crimes division was sent to prison for destroying evidence. When a Senate committee held hearings three years later, four FBI agents took the Fifth Amendment rather than tell the incriminating truth about their activities on the Ruby Ridge case. A subsequent Senate report concluded that the five successive FBI reports of internal investigations of the episode "are variously contradictory, inaccurate, and biased. They demonstrate a reluctance on the part of the FBI initially to take the incidents at Ruby Ridge seriously.” Sen. Herbert Kohl (D-Wis.) complained, "I would be asked by the FBI to believe (Ruby Ridge) was almost a model of (good) conduct. The conclusion, is drawn, from ... all the people we've heard, that no one did anything wrong of significance or consequence."

The FBI suppressed mounds of evidence regarding its final assault on the Branch Davidians in Waco, Texas, on April 19, 1993. The FBI had always vehemently denied that it had any blame for a fire that killed nearly 80 people; six years after the attack, investigators found pyrotechnic rounds the FBI fired into the building before the conflagration erupted. Attorney General Janet Reno lashed out at the FBI for destroying her credibility.

Newsweek reported that, according to a senior FBI official, “as many as 100 FBI agents and officials may have known about” the military-style explosive devices used by the FBI at Waco, despite Reno’s and the FBI’s repeated denials that such devices were used. The FBI deceived Congress and a federal judge by withholding information that it had six closed-circuit television cameras monitoring the Davidians’ home throughout the siege. The resulting films could have the key information that could resolve the major issues of Waco but the FBI withheld the tapes for years, until they were impounded by U.S. marshals.
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Evidence disposal is no problem for politically-favored targets of FBI investigation. A month before the 2016 election, Americans learned that the FBI agreed to destroy the laptops of top Hillary Clinton aides after a limited examination of their contents (including a promise not to examine any emails or content after January 31, 2015) in its investigation of Hillary Clinton’s private email server. Four Republican congressional committee chairmen complained to Attorney General Lynch that the FBI agreement was " simply astonishing given the likelihood that evidence on the laptops would be of interest to congressional investigators.” The FBI shrugged off the Clinton team’s subsequent use of bleachbit software to erase thousands of her emails.
https://thehill.com/opinion/civil-rights/370122-another-software-upgrade-suppressing-evidence-is-fbi-standard-procedure

Related:

Freedom Watch - FBI False Flag Operations


[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, January 16th, 2019.]

Pompeo At It Again: Calls For Venezuela Coup (Libery Report)


While touring the Middle East, including election-free Saudi Arabia, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has called for the Venezuelan opposition and armed forces to overthrow the current government under its president Nicolas Maduro. According to Pompeo, a coup is necessary to "restore democracy" after elections failed to produce the desired US outcome.



[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, January 16th, 2019.]

That Bay of Pigs Thing




[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, January 16th, 2019.]

The Tumblr Pedo Invasion ("maps"???) - ShoeOnHead




UPDATE:

PEDOPHOBIA?? responding to an ex-fan (ShoeOnHead)


[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, January 16th, 2019.]

Deep State Predators Are Doubling Down on Everything President Trump Does, Says, Attempts or Plans (Lionel)


It's an immutable truth. An absolute. These evil factions of deep state, intel state, police state and shadow government entrenched operatives are sworn to stop our POTUS and as such we must recommit to the cause, the plan and the goal to stop them dead in their tracks. We need your resolve and your spirit. We need your truth. Onward!



Story thanks to Trump is Right.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, January 16th, 2019.]

Tom Fitton: We Can't Wait for a Wall--Trump Should Use the Military to Secure Border


We must contend with the numerous falsehoods in the media, some of which is that the border crisis has no resulting public health impact or national security implications.



[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, January 16th, 2019.]

Jordan Peterson on the Mind of Wrestler Bret Hart




Peterson talks about Strong vs Weak and Good vs Evil.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, January 16th, 2019.]

KeiserReport: pt2, Prof Steve Keen on House Price Collapse, and QE Robbery (29Dec18)


Guest Professor Steve Keen, talks about how the Australian housing market bubble has burst, and prices are dropping. Also on the robbery of Quantitative Easing, and the markets instability because nothing was fixed, just lots of fake QE money thrown at the rich to prop them up. Recorded from RT HD, Keiser Report, 29 December 2018.



[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, January 16th, 2019.]

Tuesday, 15 January 2019

Frenemies Be Like... Trump Threatens to 'Devastate' Turkish Economy if Ankara Attacks Kurds


Donald Trump has warned its NATO ally to beware of the devastative wrath of US economic pressure if Turkey dares to attack the Kurdish allies America is leaving behind in its “long overdue” pull-out of troops from Syria.



The Turks are saying they will protect the Kurds and only fight against terrorists no matter what their ethnicity. However, it is known that Turkey bought oil from ISIS and supported terrorists in an effort, led by the West and Gulf State countries, to overthrow the Syrian Government.
The most likely outcome here, if Turkey is not restrained, will be Turkish occupation of Kurdish occupied land in North Eastern Syria. The best way to prevent this from happening is to allow the Syrian Army and Russians come into Kurdish areas and re-establish government control. Trump was right to warn the Turks away from intervening further in the country. The next step is for the US to fully leave the country.
[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, January 15th, 2019.]

Mike Pompeo Tours Middle East to Challenge John Bolton as U.S. Foreign Policy TSAR


Mike Pompeo’s speech in Cairo, Egypt last week will win no hearts and change no minds among in the Arab world, as the the U.S. Secretary of State delivered an empty sermon that was better suited for a dumbed down audience following MSNBC or CNN.

RT CrossTalk host Peter Lavelle and The Duran’s Alex Christoforou take a quick look at Pompeo's trip to the Middle East and his deeply flawed and cynical speech in Cairo.



[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, January 15th, 2019.]

Sacrificing The Blood Of The Young - From Satanism To Palm Beach (David Icke)




Elites using the blood of the young to 'revitalise' themselves.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, January 15th, 2019.]

Canada Minister of Immigration Says that They Want 1 MILLION More Immigrants By 2020




They should put these policies to a vote. No one asked for any of this cultural enrichment (just to prove that Canadians are not racist). 

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, January 15th, 2019.]