Friday, 27 March 2015

Private Army in Kiev: Why Oil Stand-Off in Ukraine Shows Oligarchs Won Maidan Revolution


Whatever the outcome of the stand-off between President Petro Poroshenko and his subordinate Igor Kolomoysky may be, their conflict over Ukrainian oil giant Ukrnafta reveals realities about post-Maidan Ukraine which mainstream media manages to circumvent.

Firstly, the country is still ruled by oligarchs, not by the people, even though Igor Kolomoysky is formally governor of Dnepropetrovsk region. Kolomoysky’s private army simply took control first of Ukrtransnafta (Ukraine’s oil transportation monopoly) and later of Ukrnafta. What does this tell us about the Ukrainian state?

Secondly, Ukraine’s oligarchs are not at peace with each other; the country is bracing for a major ‘war for assets’ between the country’s richest men (Kolomoysky is worth $2.4 billion on the Forbes list and ‘The Chocolate King’ Poroshenko is worth $1.3 billion).

Thirdly, the Maidan revolution not only left the country without any meaningful legal opposition in the parliament or in the media – as Kost Bondarenko, director of the Kiev-based Foundation for Ukrainian Politics, put it in his article for the Moscow-based Nezavisimaya Gazeta – but the revolution also left Ukraine in a situation of complete lawlessness, when neither laws nor even the words of the president mean much before brutal force and big money (the main weapons of oligarchs).
http://wakeupfromyourslumber.com/private-army-in-kiev-why-oil-stand-off-in-ukraine-shows-oligarchs-won-maidan-revolution/

The people of Crimea and Eastern Ukraine understood that the undemocratic coup, that installed these despots, would be bad for themselves and the country. Sadly, but unsurprisingly, the US and EU continue to back the Kiev regime.

Related Info:

Ukraine Spat: Poroshenko gets Humvees, Kolomoysky gets boot


[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, March 27th, 2015.]

German Politician Speaks Truth to Merkel


German politician rips Merkel a new one for being an enslaved farm animal to US directives.



Make sure CC is turned on for English subtitles

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, March 27th, 2015.]

Ukrainian Crsisis News. War in Ukraine, EU, USA, Russia 24.03.2015


1) Ceasefire Kiev-style
2) Armed Volunteer Battalions Heading for Kiev
3) Ukraine Pledges to Stop Buying Russian Gas
4) US House Urges Obama to Send arms to Ukraine



Ceasefire violations continue.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, March 27th, 2015.]

WTC 7 & Nano-thermite Evidence Admitted in Danish High Court


In an article titled "Madness in the Royal Library" published in the Danish newspaper Weekendavisen on December 7, 2012, journalist Søren Villemoes accused esteemed chemist Dr. Niels Harrit of being a "crackpot" for daring to conclude that the destruction of three World Trade Center towers on September 11, 2001, was a controlled demolition.

Harrit, a 40-year professor of chemistry at the University of Copenhagen and co-author of a scientific paper on the nano-thermite found in dust samples taken from Ground Zero, filed a libel lawsuit against both the newspaper's editor, Anne Knudsen, and the offending journalist. After he lost his case in City Court on August 16, 2013, he appealed to the Danish High Court.

The High Court set a court date of March 12, 2015, for the case to be tried. Last month, Architects & Engineers for 9/11 Truth informed Harrit's supporters of the impending appeal and helped raise funds from those supporters to pay his legal expenses.

Below, we will describe how Dr. Harrit's appeal fared.

The High Court session had it all — persuasive forensic evidence, courtroom drama, and the strong voice of a reputable scientist who expertly defended the basic laws of physics as well as the evidence of nano-thermite in the WTC dust. Though the verdict will not be known until April 9, it is clear to this observer that Dr. Harrit did an excellent job, not only solidifying his integrity and expertise in the eyes of the public, but also advancing the cause of the 9/11 Truth Movement in the process.
http://www.ae911truth.org/news/207-news-media-events-danish-high-court-harrit.html

Related Info:

Architects and Engineers Solving the Mystery of WTC 7


[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, March 27th, 2015.]

'US Losing Financial Credibility‘ - Gerald Celente on China International Bank


Washington wants to work with a new global development fund - spearheaded by China. That's a massive U-turn by US officials who just 2 weeks ago slammed London for seeking to engage with the Bank. RT is joined by Gerald Celente.



Message to the US - when the corruption and tools of oppression become too heavy handed or transparent the people become sick of the game and will jump ship at any chance that arises.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, March 27th, 2015.]

Thursday, 26 March 2015

Surprise! That Document Bush/Cheney Used To Justify Iraq War, Doesn’t


In late 2002 and early 2003, American involvement in the war in Afghanistan would go on for another dozen years but already that war was losing its prominence in the headlines, so President Bush, Dick Cheney and the hawks on the right began the process of selling us all on the war they really wanted, Iraq. It was a matter of national security. It was an immediate threat. Iraq was amassing an arsenal of weapons of mass destruction that threatened our way of life. It was a slam dunk. It was a lie.

On an almost daily basis, members of the Bush administration came before us with a mountain of information detailing Saddam Hussein’s WMD program that could only be dealt with by invading the country and toppling his regime. To make their case, the administration and its allies cited the 2002 National Intelligence Estimate (NIE), a 93 page report that compiled all the intelligence available, along with expert opinions and interpretations. We later found out that, while what they were saying did come from the report, they were often leaving out important, if not critical information, information that significantly changes the picture being drawn. What they left out was all the uncertainty and condition that ran through every page of the report like chocolate sauce through a half gallon of fudge ripple ice cream.

In 2004, the CIA released the report as the result of a Freedom of Information Act request, but it was so heavily redacted as to be almost meaningless. In 2006, Congress went back through the information that had been available in the run up to the war and concluded that the administration had “overstated” the case. Until now though, the general public has had to take them on their word just what that means. A new FOIA request from John Greenewald at The Black Vault has resulted in the CIA releasing a new, much cleaner version of the report.

Coming on the heels of the 9/11 attacks, it was important that Al Qaeda be kept at the top of our priority list. So, the administration went to great lengths tying Saddam Hussein to the terrorist group, National Security Advisor, Condoleeza Rice, White House Press Secretary, Ari Fleischer and others made the connection and then Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld came out and told us they had “Bulletproof” information linking the two.
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Within six months of the invasion we knew they were wrong about all of that, the Al Quaeda connection, the biological weapons, the chemical weapons, the nukes, everything. But the administration clung to deniability. They blamed flawed intelligence. It was unfortunate, but mistakes were made.

When Dick Cheney said Saddam had weapons of mass destruction. That was wrong. But he also said there was no doubt. But there was doubt, and he knew it, and that makes it a lie. When they said the aluminum tubes were for refining uranium, they were wrong. When they said the tubes could only be used for that purpose, that was a lie. And they knew it. When Donald Rumsfeld said it was bulletproof, that was a lie and he knew it. Every time they knowingly left out a qualification or a piece of intelligence that shed doubt, and told us they were certain, they were lying. Now we know it for fact.

Today the hawks on the right are talking up a new war, this time in Iran.
http://reverbpress.com/features/surprise-that-document-bushcheney-used-to-justify-iraq-war-doesnt/

The Bush Officials lied DELIBERATELY to have the 2003 War in Iraq. It was not mistaken intelligence (a point I put to various brainwashed mainstream journalists in emails over the years - but to no avail). The declassified intelligence, directly cited in this post, shows there were strong doubts that any active WMD programs existed in Iraq (although it could not be ruled out), and concluded that the regime of Saddam Hussein was not a threat to the USA unless he was openly attacked first (and even then his means of response was limited). Specific 'points of evidence' aired by officials on TV were untrue. The war was ultimately justified because of an "imminent threat" of attack - a lie. Launching what was an unnecessary war based on lies is a War Crime. The people who are covering up this crime, failing to launch prosecutions (the dept. of justice), are also committing a crime with their failure to act. Today we are getting similar lies about Iran, something that was predicted to happen about ten years ago when the scale of the previous propaganda effort was being recognised. When we have events like ANZAC Day or Memorial Day you might think about saving lives by taking an interest in this kind of thing.

Related Info:

Bush Administration Officials Should be Charged for Murder (citing the NIE)


[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, March 26th, 2015.]

Does Washington Intend War With Russia – PCR Interviewed by The Saker


Paul Craig Roberts: The US is ruled by private interest groups and by the neoconservative ideology that History has chosen the US as the “exceptional and indispensable” country with the right and responsibility to impose its will on the world.

In my opinion the most powerful of the private interest groups are:
The Military/security Complex
The 4 or 5 mega-sized “banks too big to fail” and Wall Street
The Israel Lobby
Agribusiness


The Extractive industries (oil, mining, timber).
The interests of these interest groups coincide with those of the neoconservatives. The neoconservative ideology supports American financial and military-political imperialism or hegemony.

There is no independent American print or TV media. In the last years of the Clinton regime, 90% of the print and TV media was concentrated in 6 mega-companies. During the Bush regime, National Public Radio lost its independence. So the media functions as a Ministry of Propaganda.

Both political parties, Republicans and Democrats, are dependent on the same private interest groups for campaign funds, so both parties dance to the same masters. Jobs offshoring destroyed the manufacturing and industrial unions and deprived the Democrats of Labor Union political contributions. In those days, Democrats represented the working people and Republicans represented business.

The Federal Reserve is there for the banks, mainly the large ones.The Federal Reserve was created as lender of last resort to prevent banks from failing because of runs on the bank or withdrawal of deposits. The New York Fed, which conducts the financial interventions, has a board that consists of the executives of the big banks. The last three Federal Reserve chairmen have been Jews, and the current vice chairman is the former head of the Israeli central bank. Jews are prominent in the financial sector, for example, Goldman Sachs. In recent years, the US Treasury Secretaries and heads of the financial regulatory agencies have mainly been the bank executives responsible for the fraud and excessive debt leverage that set off the last financial crisis.

In the 21st century, the Federal Reserve and Treasury have served only the interests of the large banks. This has been at the expense of the economy and the population. For example, retired people have had no interest income for eight years in order that the financial institutions can borrow at zero costs and make money.

No matter how rich some families are, they cannot compete with powerful interest groups such as the military/security complex or Wall Street and the banks. Long established wealth can look after its interests, and some, such as the Rockefellers, have activist foundations that most likely work hand in hand with the National Endowment for Democracy to fund and encourage various pro-American non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in countries that the US wants to influence or overthrow, such as occurred in Ukraine. The NGOs are essentially US Fifth Columns and operate under such names as “human rights,” “democracy,” etc. A Chinese professor told me that the Rockefeller Foundation had created an American University in China and is used to organize various anti-regime Chinese. At one time, and perhaps still, there were hundreds of US and German financed NGOs in Russia, possibly as many as 1,000.

I don’t know if the Bilderbergs do the same. Possibly they are just very rich people and have their proteges in governments who try to protect their interests. I have never seen any signs of Bilderbergs or Masons or Rothchilds affecting congressional or executive branch decisions.

On the other hand, the Council for Foreign Relations is influential. The council consists of former government policy officials and academics involved in foreign policy and international relations. The council’s publication, Foreign Affairs, is the premier foreign policy forum. Some journalists are also members. When I was proposed for membership in the 1980s, I was blackballed.
http://www.paulcraigroberts.org/2015/03/23/washington-intend-war-russia-pcr-interviewed-saker/

An excellent interview with Paul Craig Roberts. The importance of this information is that once you can identify the problem (or enemy) you can take steps to stop the rot.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, March 26th, 2015.]

Google "Bill Clinton Rape"


Bill Clinton, exactly like Bill Cosby, is a multiply-accused rapist with allegations stretching back decades. And exactly like Cosby, Clinton has settled a sexual harassment lawsuit out of court. But unlike Cosby, Clinton continues to enjoy the adoration of the public and the benefits of his personal fortune. Why? Because we haven't made it an issue yet. Let's start: Google "Bill Clinton rape."



[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, March 26th, 2015.]

Justin Trudeau: Canada's "Hope and Change" Deception


Dan Dicks of PressForTruth.ca joins us today to discuss the current leader of the Liberal Party of Canada and potential future Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau. Riding on the coattails of his father and the support of a Canadian public sick of the long-running Harper government, Trudeau looks set to become Canada's answer to Obama's Hopenosis. But in a forthcoming documentary, Press For Truth prepares to blow the lid off of The Trudeau Deception.



[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, March 26th, 2015.]

Keiser Report (E735): Capitalism Without Capital?!


In this Keiser Report, Max Keiser and Stacy Herbert discuss the French being able to work 20 percent less to produce the same amount the average worker in Britain produces. Just as oil frackers must pump faster and faster, harder and harder to keep current on their debt repayments, so too must an overly burdened UK household in a speculative economy producing less and less value. In the second half, Max interviews Aleksandar Vidovic of Salviol about the size of the financial fraud market and what his company is doing to shrink it.



[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, March 26th, 2015.]

Wednesday, 25 March 2015

Crimeans Keep Saying No to Ukraine


In a rare moment of honesty, a Western news outlet, Forbes, admits that the people of Crimea expressed their legitimate will in last year’s referendum when they voted to abandon Ukraine and rejoin Russia, an inconvenient truth for the U.S. State Department and press corps.

A central piece of the West’s false narrative on the Ukraine crisis has been that Russian President Vladimir Putin “invaded” Crimea and then staged a “sham” referendum purporting to show 96 percent support for leaving Ukraine and rejoining Russia. More recently, Assistant Secretary of State Victoria Nuland claimed that Putin has subjected Crimea to a “reign of terror.”

Both elements have been part of the “group think” that dominates U.S. political and media circles, but this propagandistic storyline simply isn’t true, especially the part about the Crimeans being subjugated by Russia.
 
Consistently, over the past year, polls conducted by major Western firms have revealed that the people of Crimea by overwhelming numbers prefer being part of Russia over Ukraine, an embarrassing reality that Forbes business magazine has now acknowledged.

An article by Kenneth Rapoza, a Forbes specialist on developing markets, cited these polls as showing that the Crimeans do not want the United States and the European Union to force them back into an unhappy marriage with Ukraine. “The Crimeans are happy right where they are” with Russia, Rapoza wrote.

“One year after the annexation of the Ukrainian peninsula in the Black Sea, poll after poll shows that the locals there — be they Ukrainians, ethnic Russians or Tartars are all in agreement: life with Russia is better than life with Ukraine,” he wrote, adding that “the bulk of humanity living on the Black Sea peninsula believe the referendum to secede from Ukraine was legit.”

Rapoza noted that a June 2014 Gallup poll, which was sponsored by the U.S. government’s Broadcasting Board of Governors, found that 82.8 percent of Crimeans said the March 16 referendum on secession reflected the views of the Crimean people. In the poll, when asked if joining Russia would improve their lives, 73.9 percent said yes and only 5.5 percent said no.

A February 2015 poll by German polling firm GfK found similar results. When Crimeans were asked “do you endorse Russia’s annexation of Crimea,” 93 percent gave a positive response, with 82 percent saying, “yes, definitely.” Only 2 percent said no, with the remainder unsure or not answering.

In other words, the West’s insistence that Russia must return Crimea to Ukraine would mean violating the age-old U.S. principle of a people’s right of self-determination. It would force the largely ethnic Russian population of Crimea to submit to a Ukrainian government that many Crimeans view as illegitimate, the result of a violent U.S.-backed coup on Feb. 22, 2014, that ousted elected President Viktor Yanukovych.
http://wakeupfromyourslumber.com/crimeans-keep-saying-no-to-ukraine/

The article goes on to mention the pensions paid by Russia in Crimea are three times higher than that paid in Ukraine. This is Russia playing a longer type of strategy against Western aggression. By helping Crimea to succeed the people of the essentially bankrupt Ukraine will become even more displeased with the Kiev Government.

One thing to note is that in a recent interview President Putin mentioned that he did take action to keep Crimea in the Russian sphere of influence. Propagandists and the misinformed cite this admission as proof of aggressive Russian annexation. However, understanding that the coup in Kiev was Western-backed, objective observers would see such actions has a reaction to prevent a similar action occurring in Crimea. The fear was that nationalists would also seek to overturn the semi-autonomous Government operating in the Russian speaking peninsula. Certainly there was a fairly conducted referendum, that one cannot categorise as an aggressive annexation, that led to Crimea joining the Russian Federation.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, March 25th, 2015.]

NBC Fears Viewers Learn What Iran's Foreign Minister Said to Ann Curry?


There is something seriously wrong with the media in America. And what NBC did with the interview with Iran's foreign minister is the latest example of that. You can add this example to the many examples I have pointed out on this channel for why we must have a media system that serves the interests of the American people and why if we continue to rely on the people who control our current system we will never have information that represents our interests.

And as James Madison, the father of our Constitution warned, "A popular Government, without popular information, or the means of acquiring it, is but a Prologue to a Farce or a Tragedy; or, perhaps both." Mainstream media doesn't make it easy for the average person to learn critical facts.



[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, March 25th, 2015.]

Obama Administration Breaks Record!...For Secrecy - #NewWorldNextWeek


Story #1: New Poll Shows C-51 Support Rapidly Declining
Story #2: White House Not Subject to FOIA Requests Anymore
Story #3: #GoodNewsNextWeek: Cisco Will Ship to Fake Addresses to Dodge NSA Spies and Thieves



Particularly good episode on Government secrecy.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, March 25th, 2015.]

Bogus MSM Reports Say "South Pole is Melting" -- In Reality it's GROWING


As if we need any more examples of science "professionals" and "media" getting the facts wrong pertaining to the North and South pole "melting"..... in this case not only getting it wrong, but the facts are diametrically opposed to this media report circulating around multiple outlets at the moment.



[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, March 25th, 2015.]

Tuesday, 24 March 2015

US Combat Forces, FBI and CIA in Ukraine: Vice President Biden Congratulates Poroshenko for Violating Minsk Peace Agreement


Obama continues using Kiev junta proxies to wage war on Donbass. He’s gone all-out to sabotage multiple peace efforts spearheaded by Russia.

He didn’t wage war to quit. He’s supplying Kiev with heavy weapons, munitions and other US aid.
US combat forces are in Ukraine working directly with its military. CIA and FBI operatives infest Kiev.
On March 18, Joe Biden called Poroshenko. He congratulated him for violating Minsk.
It calls for granting Donbass special status autonomous rule. Draft Kiev legislation designates it “temporarily occupied territories.”

A White House statement said Biden “welcomed the (parliament’s) adoption of implementing measures relating to the law on special status for certain areas of eastern Ukraine…”

He lied saying legislation adopted complies with terms stipulated under “September 2014 and February 2015 Minsk agreements.”

Kiev continues violating their letter and spirit with full US support and encouragement.
http://www.globalresearch.ca/us-combat-forces-fbi-and-cia-in-ukraine-vice-president-biden-congratulates-poroshenko-for-violating-minsk-peace-agreement/5437859

Kiev is also violating the ceasefire on the battlefield:

Ukrainian Crisis News. War in Ukraine, DPR, Kiev, Kolomoiskiy, USA, Yemen 20.03.2015


[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, March 24th, 2015.]

CrossTalk: Bibi’s Back (ft. Norman Finkelstein)


On the back of an election victory Benjamin Netanyahu is poised to become Israel’s longest-serving prime minister. What will his legacy be: a talented politician who polarized society, isolated Israel in the world, and refused to make peace with the Palestinians, and eventually made war with Iran?
CrossTalking with Norman Finkelstein and Gil Hoffman.



Notice that the Israeli guest misrepresents the peace negotiation situation at almost every turn. Finkelstien pointed out the details of the peace agreements, showing how unfair the terms were for the Palestinians, and how the Israelis were the ones unwilling to compromise. The problem faced is an ongoing land grab and the ethnic cleansing of the Palestinians from a population of post World War two invaders/immigrants from Europe.

Related Info:

Peace process is just a lie


[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, March 24th, 2015.]

Keiser Report (E734): Oppa Ponzi Style!


In this episode of the Keiser Report, Max Keiser and Stacy Herbert discuss nations joining the anti-dollar alliance as those on the hamster wheel of debt grow tired of working, working, working to pay the interest to those in early on the global debt pyramid scheme. In the second half, Max interviews former Goldman Sachs banker, Nomi Prins, author of All the Presidents’ Bankers about the Cold War - Wall Street nexus of World Bank and NATO style institutions designed to enforce US hegemony.



[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, March 24th, 2015.]

US Blows Through $18trn Debt Limit - Comment from Whatreallyhappened.com


On Monday, the US reached its legal debt limit of $18 trillion -more than the country’s entire GDP. Lawmakers will either have to again lift it, or attempt to cap spending
http://rt.com/business/241001-us-18-trillion-debt-limit/

WRH comment:
The question Americans should be asking is not whether to raise the debt ceiling, but rather why the Federal Government, which is authorized by the Constitution to create and issue interest-free money, instead borrows that money at interest from a privately owned central bank, thereby plunging future generations into debt slavery to that bank? THAT is the real question Americans should be asking!
[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, March 24th, 2015.]

South Australia Does This to Increase Crop Yields 300% Without GMOs


Why would you go for seven per cent when you can get 50 to 100 per cent increases in yield without having to use genetically modified seeds?

The South Australian Agriculture Minister has just reported "amazing" results after trialing a new soil program. Minister Leon Bignell describes using technology that works with the soil and other organic matter. This type of innovation, that he calls an "evolution in science" abounds over genetic engineering, he said.

The results of the following trial experiment strengthened his view that a moratorium on GM technology should remain indefinitely as it proves that GMOs are not needed. Incidentally, this year's government test run was called "New Horizons" and some of the trial sites boasted a 300% increase in yields.


Minister Bignell - who has stood with protesters against GM technology - said of the upgraded ag technique:
Instead of using the top five centimetres of the soil, you go down to 50cm or even deeper.
You put clay in it when it's needed, you put organic matter where it's needed as well.
We're seeing [yield] increases of 50 per cent, 100 per cent, even 300 per cent in some of the cases.
Source: http://www.activistpost.com/2015/03/south-australia-does-this-to-increase.html

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, March 24th, 2015.]

Monday, 23 March 2015

Russia Under Attack — Paul Craig Roberts


While Washington works assiduously to undermine the Minsk agreement that German chancellor Merkel and French president Hollande achieved in order to halt the military conflict in Ukraine, Washington has sent Victoria Nuland to Armenia to organize a “color revolution” or coup there, has sent Richard Miles as ambassador to Kyrgyzstan to do the same there, and has sent Pamela Spratlen as ambassador to Uzbekistan to purchase that government’s allegiance away from Russia. The result would be to break up the Collective Security Treaty Organization and present Russia and China with destabilization where they can least afford it. For details go here: http://russia-insider.com/en/2015/03/18/4656
 
Thus, Russia faces the renewal of conflict in Ukraine simultaneously with three more Ukraine-type situations along its Asian border.
 
And this is only the beginning of the pressure that Washington is mounting on Russia.
On March 18 the Secretary General of NATO denounced the peace settlement between Russia and Georgia that ended Georgia’s military assault on South Ossetia. The NATO Secretary General said that NATO rejects the settlement because it “hampers ongoing efforts by the international community to strengthen security and stability in the region.” Look closely at this statement. It defines the “international community” as Washington’s NATO puppet states, and it defines strengthening security and stability as removing buffers between Russia and Georgia so that Washington can position military bases in Georgia directly on Russia’s border.

In Poland and the Baltic states Washington and NATO lies about a pending Russian invasion are being used to justify provocative war games on Russia’s borders and to build up US forces in NATO military bases on Russia’s borders.

We have crazed US generals on national television calling for “killing Russians.”
The EU leadership has agreed to launch a propaganda war against Russia, broadcasting Washington’s lies inside Russia in an effort to undermine the Russian people’s support of their government.

All of this is being done in order to coerce Russia into handing over Crimea and its Black Sea naval base to Washington and accepting vassalage under Washington’s suzerainty.
http://www.paulcraigroberts.org/2015/03/20/russia-attack-paul-craig-roberts-2/

PCR is having a donations drive. Contribute what you can to support his excellent work.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, March 23rd, 2015.]