Monday, 24 November 2014

Twenty-six Things About the Islamic State (ISIL) that Obama Does Not Want You to Know About - Chossudovsky


In this article, we address 26 concepts which refute the big lie. Portrayed by the media as a humanitarian undertaking, this large scale military operation directed against Syria and Iraq has resulted in countless civilian deaths.

It could not have been undertaken without the unbending support of the Western media which has upheld Obama’s initiative as a counter-terrorism operation. 
 
THE HISTORICAL ORIGINS OF AL QAEDA

1. The US has supported Al Qaeda and its affiliated organizations for almost half a century since the heyday of the Soviet Afghan war.

2. CIA training camps were set up in Pakistan. In the ten year period from 1982 to 1992, some 35,000 jihadists from 43 Islamic countries were recruited by the CIA to fight in the Afghan jihad.
“Advertisements, paid for from CIA funds, were placed in newspapers and newsletters around the world offering inducements and motivations to join the Jihad.”
3. Since the Reagan Administration, Washington has supported the Islamic terror network.
Ronald Reagan called the terrorists “freedom fighters”. The US supplied weapons to the Islamic brigades. It was all for “a good cause”: fighting the Soviet Union and regime change, leading to the demise of a secular government in Afghanistan.

4. Jihadist textbooks were published by the University of Nebraska. “. “The United States spent millions of dollars to supply Afghan schoolchildren with textbooks filled with violent images and militant Islamic teachings”

5. Osama bin Laden, America’s bogyman and founder of Al Qaeda was recruited by the CIA in 1979 at the very outset of the US sponsored jihadist war against Afghanistan . He was 22 years old and was trained in a CIA sponsored guerilla training camp.

Al Qaeda was not behind the 9/11 Attacks. September 11, 2001 provided a justification for waging a war against Afghanistan on the grounds that Afghanistan was a state sponsor of terrorism, supportive of Al Qaeda. The 9/11 attacks were instrumental in the formulation of the “Global War on Terrorism”.

THE ISLAMIC STATE (ISIL)

6. The Islamic State (ISIL) was originally an Al Qaeda affiliated entity created by US intelligence with the support of Britain’s MI6, Israel’s Mossad, Pakistan’s Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) and Saudi Arabia’s General Intelligence Presidency (GIP), Ri’āsat Al-Istikhbārāt Al-’Āmah ( رئاسة الاستخبارات العامة‎).

7. The ISIL brigades were involved in the US-NATO supported insurgency in Syria directed against the government of Bashar al Assad.

8. NATO and the Turkish High Command were responsible for the recruitment of ISIL and Al Nusrah mercenaries from the outset of the Syrian insurgency in March 2011. According to Israeli intelligence sources, this initiative consisted in:
“a campaign to enlist thousands of Muslim volunteers in Middle East countries and the Muslim world to fight alongside the Syrian rebels. The Turkish army would house these volunteers, train them and secure their passage into Syria. (DEBKAfile, NATO to give rebels anti-tank weapons, August 14, 2011.)
9.There are Western Special Forces and Western intelligence operatives within the ranks of the ISIL. British Special Forces and MI6 have been involved in training jihadist rebels in Syria.
 
10. Western military specialists on contract to the Pentagon have trained the terrorists in the use of chemical weapons.
“The United States and some European allies are using defense contractors to train Syrian rebels on how to secure chemical weapons stockpiles in Syria, a senior U.S. official and several senior diplomats told CNN Sunday. ( CNN Report, December 9, 2012)
11. The ISIL’s practice of beheadings is part of the US sponsored terrorist training programs implemented in Saudi Arabia and Qatar.

12. Recruited by America’s ally, a large number of ISIL mercenaries are convicted criminals released from Saudi prisons on condition they join the ISIL. Saudi death row inmates were recruited to join the terror brigades.

13. Israel has supported the ISIL and Al Nusrah brigades out of the Golan Heights.
Jihadist fighters have met Israeli IDF officers as well as Prime Minister Netanyahu. The IDF top brass tacitly acknowledges that “global jihad elements inside Syria” [ISIL and Al Nusrah] are supported by Israel. See image below:

“Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Defence Minister Moshe Ya’alon next to a wounded mercenary, Israeli military field hospital at the occupied Golan Heights’ border with Syria, 18 February 2014″

SYRIA AND IRAQ

14 The ISIL are the foot soldiers of the Western military alliance. Their unspoken mandate is to wreck havoc and destruction in Syria and Iraq, acting on behalf of their US sponsors.

15. US Senator John McCain has met up with jihadist terrorist leaders in Syria. (see picture right)

16 The Islamic State (IS) militia, which is currently the alleged target of a US-NATO bombing campaign under a “counter-terrorism” mandate, continues to be supported covertly by the US. Washington and its allies continue to provide military aid to the Islamic State.
 
17. US and allied bombings are not targeting the ISIL, they are bombing the economic infrastructure of Iraq and Syria including factories and oil refineries.

18. The IS caliphate project is part of a longstanding US foreign policy agenda to carve up Iraq and Syria into separate territories: A Sunni Islamist Caliphate, an Arab Shia Republic, a Republic of Kurdistan.
http://www.globalresearch.ca/twenty-six-things-about-the-islamic-state-isil-that-obama-does-not-want-you-to-know-about/5414735

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, November 24th, 2014.]

JFK: The 'Official' Conspiracy Theory (RECAP)


Why is the establishment so desperate to reinforce the official narrative behind the assassination of JFK 50 years later?



[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, November 24th, 2014.]

'International Law Applied Highly Selectively When it Comes to Iran'


Top US and Iranian diplomats have decided to stay in Vienna to continue tense negotiations on the nuclear issue until a consensus suitable to both states is reached. World powers are trying to agree on limits for Iran's uranium enrichment, and the sanctions imposed on the country. RT talks to U.S. foreign policy analyst Soraya Ulrich



The present sanctions on Iran are illegal lawless acts.

Related Info:

IRAN LIE same as IRAQ LIE


[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, November 24th, 2014.]

Keiser Report (E683): Cemented UK Generation


In this episode of the Keiser Report, Max Keiser and Stacy Herbert discuss the heavens being taken by force rather than by consensus as Podemos rises as a political force in Spain and, in the UK, students plead for David Cameron to be gentle with them. In the second half Max interviews John Mill Ackerman, law professor and editor-in-chief of the Mexican Law Review, about the protests in Mexico, the economic ‘reforms’ which partially led to the unrest and the new oil law and what it means for social programmes in Mexico.



[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, November 24th, 2014.]

Sunday, 23 November 2014

Russia Invades Ukraine. Again. And Again. And Yet Again … Using Saddam’s WMD (William Blum)


The latest incursion, which Ukraine’s military said included five armored personnel carriers, was at least the third movement of troops and weapons from Russia across the southeast part of the border this week.”

None of the photos accompanying this New York Times story online showed any of these Russian troops or armored vehicles.

“The Obama administration,” the story continued, “has asserted over the past week that the Russians had moved artillery, air-defense systems and armor to help the separatists in Donetsk and Luhansk. ‘These incursions indicate a Russian-directed counteroffensive is likely underway’, Jen Psaki, the State Department spokeswoman, said. At the department’s daily briefing in Washington, Ms. Psaki also criticized what she called the Russian government’s ‘unwillingness to tell the truth’ that its military had sent soldiers as deep as 30 miles inside Ukraine territory.”

Thirty miles inside Ukraine territory and not a single satellite photo, not a camera anywhere around, not even a one-minute video to show for it. “Ms. Psaki apparently [sic] was referring to videos of captured Russian soldiers, distributed by the Ukrainian government.” The Times apparently forgot to inform its readers where they could see these videos.

“The Russian aim, one Western official said, may possibly be to seize an outlet to the sea in the event that Russia tries to establish a separatist enclave in eastern Ukraine.”

This of course hasn’t taken place. So what happened to all these Russian soldiers 30 miles inside Ukraine? What happened to all the armored vehicles, weapons, and equipment?

“The United States has photographs that show the Russian artillery moved into Ukraine, American officials say. One photo dated last Thursday, shown to a New York Times reporter, shows Russian military units moving self-propelled artillery into Ukraine. Another photo, dated Saturday, shows the artillery in firing positions in Ukraine.”

Where are these photographs? And how will we know that these are Russian soldiers? And how will we know that the photos were taken in Ukraine? But most importantly, where are the fucking photographs?

Why am I so cynical? Because the Ukrainian and US governments have been feeding us these scare stories for eight months now, without clear visual or other evidence, often without even common sense.
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And then there’s the July 17 shootdown of Malaysia Flight MH17, over eastern Ukraine, taking 298 lives, which Washington would love to pin on Russia or the pro-Russian rebels.

The US government – and therefore the US media, the EU, and NATO – want us all to believe it was the rebels and/or Russia behind it.

The world is still waiting for any evidence. Or even a motivation. Anything at all. President Obama is not waiting. In a talk on November 15 in Australia, he spoke of “opposing Russia’s aggression against Ukraine – which is a threat to the world, as we saw in the appalling shoot-down of MH17”. Based on my reading, I’d guess that it was the Ukranian government behind the shootdown, mistaking it for Putin’s plane that reportedly was in the area.

Can it be said with certainty that all the above accusations were lies? No, but the burden of proof is on the accusers, and the world is still waiting. The accusers would like to create the impression that there are two sides to each question without actually having to supply one of them.
http://www.4thmedia.org/2014/11/russia-invades-ukraine-again-and-again-and-yet-again-using-saddams-wmd/

Related Info:

NATO Admits No Proof of Russian Military Incursion Into Ukraine: Envoy

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, November 23rd, 2014.]

'Situation in Ukraine is Result of US Struggle to Dominate World'


The Maidan movement's one-year anniversary is bringing a few familiar faces back to Kiev including US Vice-President Joe Biden. It's his third visit this year. Following a meeting Petro Poroshenko, Biden praised the bravery of the Ukrainian people and pledged to further support their struggle for democracy. Anna Van Densky, a political commentator from EU Reporter magazine, joins RT to discuss this issue.


Related Info:

Ukraine Crisis - What You're Not Being Told


[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, November 23rd, 2014.]

Mystery Over US Journalist Death in Turkey: Accident or Murder?


The mystery surrounding the circumstances of the death of an Amercian journalist in Turkey is only deepening, as the investigation enters its first month. Serena Shim was working for Press TV when she was killed in a car crash. RT looks at why her final hours raise so many questions.



[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, November 23rd, 2014.]

Our Government is the CIA and the Pentagon - Jim Garrison


What worries me deeply, and I have seen it exemplified in this case, is that we in America are in great danger of slowly evolving into a proto-fascist state. It will be a different kind of fascist state from the one of the Germans evolved; theirs grew out of depression and promised bread and work, while ours, curiously enough, seems to be emerging from prosperity. But in the final analysis, it’s based on power and on the inability to put human goals and human conscience above the dictates of the state. Its origins can be traced in the tremendous war machine we’ve built since 1945, the “military-industrial complex” that Eisenhower vainly warned us about, which now dominates every aspect of our life. The power of the states and Congress has gradually been abandoned to the Executive Department, because of war conditions; and we’ve seen the creation of an arrogant, swollen bureaucratic complex totally unfettered by the checks and balances of the Constitution.

In a very real and terrifying sense, our Government is the CIA and the Pentagon, with Congress reduced to a debating society. Of course, you can’t spot this trend to fascism by casually looking around. You can’t look for such familiar signs as the swastika, because they won’t be there. We won’t build Dachaus and Auschwitzes; the clever manipulation of the mass media is creating a concentration camp of the mind that promises to be far more effective in keeping the populace in line. We’re not going to wake up one morning and suddenly find ourselves in gray uniforms goose-stepping off to work. But this isn’t the test. The test is: What happens to the individual who dissents? In Nazi Germany, he was physically destroyed; here, the process is more subtle, but the end results can be the same.

I’ve learned enough about the machinations of the CIA in the past year to know that this is no longer the dreamworld America I once believed in. The imperatives of the population explosion, which almost inevitably will lessen our belief in the sanctity of the individual human life, combined with the awesome power of the CIA and the defense establishment, seem destined to seal the fate of the America I knew as a child and bring us into a new Orwellian world where the citizen exists for the state and where raw power justifies any and every immoral act. I’ve always had a kind of knee-jerk trust in my Government’s basic integrity, whatever political blunders it may make. But I’ve come to realize that in Washington, deceiving and manipulating the public are viewed by some as the natural prerogatives of office. Huey Long once said, “Fascism will come to America in the name of anti-fascism.” I’m afraid, based on my own experience, that fascism will come to America in the name of national security.
http://memoryholeblog.com/2013/12/21/our-government-is-the-cia-and-the-pentagon/

With his experience investigating the Assassination of President Kennedy, Garrison had a unique insight into the workings of Washington. It is interesting to see how well he understood what was going on behind the scenes.

Today we are certainly looking like the victims of US National Security.

The only thing that can be done is to educate the people and organise to overthrow the cronies in Government through political action. Once you gain control of the political system you can do things like disband Homeland Security and the CIA. 

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, November 23rd, 2014.]

Keiser Report (E682): Kim Kardashian's Bottom as Model of UK Economy


In this episode of the Keiser Report, Max Keiser and Stacy Herbert discuss David Cameron doubling down on failure as ‘global recession looms.’ With a fair and balanced view at Cameron’s claims of ‘paying down government debt,’ Max and Stacy concede that national debt growing from £580 billion in 2007 to £1,400 billion today could, using certain accounting tricks, be seen as the shrinking debt load. In the second half Max interviews Reggie Middleton of BoomBustBlog.com and Ultra-Coin.com about the block chain, the tech sector and more.



[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, November 23rd, 2014.]

Saturday, 22 November 2014

JFK: A Conspiracy Theory


Everything you wanted to know about the JFK assassination in under 5 minutes. The Warren Commission: connecting the dots so you don't have to!



A brief MUST SEE Corbett Report summation of Oswald, the assassination, the Warren Commission investigation and the media.

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

Jim Garrison Response to Media Smear Campaign - Kennedy Assassination MUST SEE CLIP


On July 15, 1967, NBC allowed New Orleans District Attorney Jim Garrison to respond to an NBC program that was highly critical of Garrison's pursuit of alleged Kennedy assassination conspirators in New Orleans.



Jim Garrison points out the fact that the public has been sold 'fairy tales' by 'honourable men' in Government and the media.  His concluding comments provide a warning to the population where he says he discovered things about human nature, government and the media he cared not to have known.

Quote: "Anyone who has done their homework knows that the single assassin theory is totally impossible."

The killing of JFK was a turning point in history. We have lived with the consequences of his death and the consequences of criminals operating in positions of power for many decades. We must seek truth and justice when crimes like this occur or else be condemned to a future of war and inequity where the majority will always be subject to the whims of those that pull the strings of power.

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

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Ferguson, MO and Police Militarization (HBO)


In the wake of the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, MO, John Oliver explores the racial inequality in treatment by police as well as the increasing militarization of America’s local police forces.



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

'Sanctions Immoral, illegitimate Weapon of War, Hurt Ordinary People'


It's not only politicians, business leaders in Europe also consider sanctions to be harmful for the EU. RT speaks to Lew Rockwell, chairman of the libertarian think tank The Ludwig von Mises Institute in Alabama who thinks that ordinary people are hit the hardest.



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

Greenhouse Effect Of Water Vapor


The graph below shows how the greenhouse effect varies with humidity during the mid-latitude summer. As you can see, there is a huge increase in downwelling longwave radiation going from no water vapor to 1% water vapor (10,000 PPM.) A little bit of humidity goes a long way towards keeping the surface warm.

One of the reasons why Antarctica is so cold is that there is very little water vapor in the interior of the continent, so little heat reaches the surface from the atmosphere. Likewise, Mars is very cold despite a large amount of CO2 in its atmosphere, due to the low atmospheric pressure and lack of water vapor.
http://stevengoddard.wordpress.com/2014/11/18/greenhouse-effect-of-water-vapor/

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

Soap Power: Handwash Chemical Linked to Cancer


Washing your hands with antibacterial soap may be dangerous, a new US study reveals. A chemical found in many liquid handwashes and other basic household products like shampoos and toothpaste has been linked to cancer.

Triclosan is an antimicrobial agent of broad-spectrum and one of the most common additives used in a wide range of consumer products, from kitchenware to toys. Studies have also found traces of the chemical in 97 percent of breast milk samples from lactating women and in the urine of nearly three-quarters of people tested. Triclosan is also common in the environment, being one of the seven most-frequently detected compounds in streams across the US.

Researchers from the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine, have found that triclosan causes liver fibrosis and cancer in laboratory mice through molecular mechanisms that are also relevant in humans
http://rt.com/news/206563-soap-chemical-cancer-triclosan/

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

Friday, 21 November 2014

'Russia is Not Threat to US, but to its Domination'


U.S. General Martin Dempsey mentioned ISISs and also Russia as the principle threats to the country. Richard Becker from the anti-war ANSWER Coalition views Dempsey's controversial statement as a call for more money to be spent on further beefing up the military.



The US propaganda directed towards Russia is part of the Wolfowitz Doctrine, where Washington plans to stop the rise of any geopolitical rivals.

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

Israel's Assault on the U.S.S. Liberty with James Ennis


"History Counts'" guest James Ennes was an officer on board the USS Liberty when it was attacked by Israeli planes and torpedo boats on June 8, 1967 and gives a detailed eyewitness account of the attack and its aftermath.. He is the author of "Assault on the Liberty".



This is an excellent account of the sequence of events where it is clear the Israelis deliberately attacked the USS Liberty. 

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

UKIP of the Iceberg? Mainstream Powers Fall Flat in EU


The swing away from the center in European politics is being acutely felt in Britain right now - where Conservative MP's are defecting to the UK Independence Party. UKIP has already broken into the British parliament - and could bolster its presence there in a key by-election today.



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

Keiser Report (E681): Big Problem? Regulators!


In this episode of the Keiser Report, Max Keiser and Stacy Herbert discuss precious metals manipulation in Switzerland and the costs of the never-ending banking fraud - from the ‘suffering and life long risks’ to children in Europe and beyond to the rising cost of food hitting lower income consumers. In the second half Max interviews Alasdair Macleod about gold, China, QE and the economy.



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

Thursday, 20 November 2014

Kissinger: Ukraine Should Forget About Crimea and NATO Membership


Mr. Kissinger said that there currently is an urgent need for a new world order, but its coming into being will be long and complicated. “There are no universally accepted rules,” said Mr. Kissinger in an interview with the German magazine Der Spiegel. “There is the Chinese view, the Islamic view, the Western view and, to some extent, the Russian view. And they really are not always compatible.”

Speaking of Crimea’s accession to Russia, he noted that this is a special case, as Ukraine and Russia were one country for a long time. In his view, the West must recognize its mistakes. “Europe and America did not understand the impact of these events, starting with the negotiations about Ukraine’s economic relations with the European Union and culminating in the demonstrations in Kiev,” said Mr. Kissinger. “All these, and their impact, should have been the subject of a dialogue with Russia.”

He is sure that Ukraine has always had a special significance for Russia. Failure to understand this was fatal, and the Ukrainian authorities can forget about the Crimean peninsula.
http://www.paulcraigroberts.org/2014/11/17/guest-column-henry-kissinger/

On this occassion the war criminal Kissinger is correct.

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