Monday, 31 December 2012

‘Iraq War Unlawful’: All 27 UK Foreign Affairs Lawyers, 2003. ‘Official Report Delayed Again’: UK Govt Today


The UK Cameron government is blocking publication of their “official” report on Iraq war until perhaps 2014 or later, according to the UK’s most popular newspaper website.

Perhaps this delay is in part because the Blair government was advised before the war by all 27 attorneys in their Foreign Affairs Office that war on Iraq was unlawful. That would mean armed attack on Iraq would be an unlawful War of Aggression, with identical criminal implication on US armed attack on Iraq.

Unlawful war requires US military to refuse all war orders and arrest those who issue them (more documentation here).

Public understanding that current wars “on terror” are not even close to lawful would end these wars. War law forbids all armed attack unless under attack by another nation’s government.
http://www.examiner.com/article/iraq-war-unlawful-all-27-uk-lawyers-2003-uk-official-report-delayed-again

The October 2002 US National Intelligence Estimate (NIE) concluded that Iraq was not a threat and yet the White House reported the exact opposite. They lied and an unjustified and illegal war was launched.  The UK government was party to this act of aggression. War Crimes trials are long over due:



Please note this US hearing into Bush Administration malfeasance was sunk by the Democrats. No further action was taken even though it was the duty of elected representative to do so. Is not the oath to protect the Constitution from threats foreign and domestic?


[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, December 31st, 2012.]

War Deterrent? 'Iran Peaceful, Drills Aim to Confront West Threats' .


Tehran started a six-day naval drill aimed to show "the armed forces' military capabilities" in confronting enemy threats, and also conveying the message of peace to its neighbors. The training is being conducted in key Strait of Hormuz. For more RT talks to Soraya Sepahpour-Ulrich, an independent researcher and writer.




[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, December 31st, 2012.]

Censorship: Facebook Deletes Pages of 9/11 Activists


Recently, Facebook has removed the pages of about 50 political activists. Architects & Engineers for 9/11 Truth founder Richard Gage lost his page, as did several other activists. Later, the pages were reactivated.

Several people associated with the alternative news website InfoWars.com also had their pages removed.
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Infowars reports the following individuals have had their pages deleted or suspended:

Kurt Nimmo (account suspended)

Aaron Dykes (account inactive)

Amber Lyon (account suspended)

Brandon J. Raub (account inactive)

Michael F Rivero (account inactive)

Anthony J Hilder (account inactive)

William Lewis (account inactive)

Richard Gage (account inactive)

William Rodriguez (account inactive)

Infowar Artist (account inactive)

We are Change (account inactive)

Wacboston At Twitter (account inactive)

Michael Murphy Tmp (account inactive)

Robert M Bowman (account inactive)

Peter Dale Scott (account inactive)

Jason Infowars (account inactive)

Mike Skuthan (account inactive)

Packy Savvenas (account inactive)

Sean Wright (account inactive)

Katherine Albrect (account inactive)

Update: As of December 28th, the above pages have been reactivated. Facebook has not issued a statement.
http://www.digitaljournal.com/article/339963

Dear 'Facebook Team' - just don't do it. These people are trying to make the world a better place in which to live. Everything is going downhill, thanks to the wars and the economy, and this is because no justice has been served on the false flags or the corrupt banksters (watch the Keiser Report on that last point).

When the history of this time is written Facebook should not be remembered as one of the villains - as we see presently see with the mainstream corporate press. Collect info, if that cannot be avoided, and put up commercials, but don't condemn future generations, that will include your own friends and family, with draconian acts of censorship.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, December 31st, 2012.]

Keiser Report (E386): Banker Infestation


In this episode, Max Keiser and Stacy Herbert argue over whether things are looking better or worse for the American worker. While Stacy argues that the return of some manufacturing is a sign that wealth creating jobs may return to the US, Max counters that the system is so corrupt that the chances of labor getting any cut of the wealth is nil and that the Internet giants will prevent the rise of a powerful decentralized economy online. In the second half, Max Keiser talks to Professor Jonathan Feldman about the Global Teach-In and about a boycott and short sale campaign and creating an industrial policy for America because right now the US even outsources some military production to China.




[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, December 31st, 2012.]

Sunday, 30 December 2012

Tokyo Almost As Irradiated As Fukushima


We’ve documented the spread of radiation from Fukushima to Tokyo for a year and a half. See this, this, this, this, this and this.

Unfortunately, as the following recent headlines from Ene News show, things are only getting worse:

•Tokyo area turned out to be as contaminated as Fukushima -Kyoto Professor

•Tokyo Bay cesium even higher than levels reported off Fukushima — Nearly entire sea floor contaminated by 2014

•Tokyo getting 5 times more radioactive fallout than prefectures closer to Fukushima

•Japan Times: Time bomb in Tokyo metropolitan area — Experts warn of accumulating Fukushima contamination — Potential disaster at Japan’s 2nd largest lake

•Tokyo soil so hot it should be sent to nuclear waste dump — Really severe releases hit city

•Japanese Legal Expert: “Even residents of Tokyo are evacuating” — More and more people fleeing Fukushima

•People from Tokyo area report thyroid cysts and nodules — Japanese doctors laughing at patients

•Japan Scientists: Radiation dose has been “significantly increased” around Tokyo metropolitan area after Fukushima
And we’ve previously noted that the radiation will spread worldwide (by water and air). For example:
•California Slammed With Fukushima Radiation

•“Absolutely Every One” – 15 Out of 15 – Bluefin Tuna Tested In California Waters Contaminated with Fukushima Radiation

•Fukushima Radiation: Japan Irradiates the West Coast of North America
http://www.zerohedge.com/contributed/2012-12-27/tokyo-almost-irradiated-fukushima

Fukushima is worse than Chernobyl but in this case the authorities are covering up. Go to the article to see the referenced links.

In time all the people of the world will feel the impact of this disaster because even low levels of radioactive exposure, when inside the body, cause harm.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, December 30th, 2012.]

RECAP: Thinking Clearly about The 911 Forensic Evidence - When you have Eliminated the Impossible, Whatever Remains, However Improbable, Must be the Truth


SOME BASIC LOGIC:

People who are unfamiliar with the scientific evidence, that proves the World Trade Centre buildings were destroyed using explosives on 911, commonly make the mistake of ASSUMING that it would be "impossible" to rig these structures for demolition.

This is not true: it would be difficult, but NOT impossible.

However, it is IMPOSSIBLE to find Molten Steel, Thermite traces, plus actual fragments of high tech explosives in the rubble pile, and to have the freefall collapses of these buildings, WITHOUT the presence of chemical incendiaries/explosives of the sort commonly used by the military and demolition companies.

The bottom line is that the forensic evidence proving the inside job is unimpeachable.

Moreover, we also know that the building security was compromised before the attacks, and that workmen had access to the core of the Twin Towers during the months leading up to the attacks (whilst an "elevator modernisation" program was undertaken). There was plenty of time to thoroughly rig the buildings.

We have both the physical proof of foul play AND a clear opportunity in which to prepare the buildings for destruction.

There is no mistake, 911 WAS an Inside Job. To conclude otherwise is not logical.

- SpookyOne

Related Info:




[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, December 30th, 2012.]

911 Truth You Tube 'Debunker' Exposed as a Shameless Propagandist


The operator of the YouTube channel gh987t879 plays both sides of the 9/11 fence, posting both anti- and pro-9/11 Truth comments. This alone is proof of an intent to deceive. Moreover, when purporting to be pro-Truth, he promotes patently absurd nonsense such as WTC-planes-were-faked and WTC-was-nuked. Those who post such imbecilic claims do so with the aim of portraying Truth advocates as a bunch of lunatics. The operator also reveals that his true allegiance is to Zionism, which is only to be expected since it is a proven fact that 9/11 was a Zionist job, and Zionists are in charge of the cover-up.

Links to the relevant videos are provided. However, as aging comments are shifted across to subsequent pages, it may become quicker to Google the phrase.

For the record, the screenshots shown below were taken around December 21-23, 2012. The gh987t879 operator's anti-Truth posts tend to precede his relatively recent pro-Truth posturing, but here are a series of anti-Truth posts showing "5 hours ago" as of 1700 UTC on December 23, 2012.
http://www.takeourworldback.com/zionistshillplaysbothsides.htm


[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, December 30th, 2012.]

'Petitions... I got a better idea'




Direct confrontations of any sort are better, according to Ry. It's good advice.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, December 30th, 2012.]

Saturday, 29 December 2012

Oliver Stone Tears Apart Obama's Empire: He's a Wolf in Sheep's Clothing


Abby Martin sits down with Academy Award Winning Director, Oliver Stone, and Historian Peter Kuznick, to talk about US foreign policy and the Obama administration's disregard for the rule of law.



Lots of good quotes and insightful comments in this interview.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, December 29th, 2012.]

Keiser Report (E385): Next American Revolution (ft. Gerald Celente) .


In this episode, Max Keiser and Stacy Herbert discuss Hank Paulson sightings in Chicago and the Boxing Day presents for the global peasants from the global elite, including 45 bad banker apples (at UBS) and an attempt to part the people of India from their gold hoard. In the second half, Max Keiser talks to trends forecaster, Gerald Celente of TrendsResearch.com about the next American Revolution and Nehru jackets.



Another great show about hardcore corruption. Politics has nothing to do with posting these vids.


[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, December 29th, 2012.]

'Brighter than a Full Moon': The Biggest Star of 2013... could be Ison - the Comet of the Century


At the moment it is a faint object, visible only in sophisticated telescopes as a point of light moving slowly against the background stars. It doesn't seem much – a frozen chunk of rock and ice – one of many moving in the depths of space. But this one is being tracked with eager anticipation by astronomers from around the world, and in a year everyone could know its name.

Comet Ison could draw millions out into the dark to witness what could be the brightest comet seen in many generations – brighter even than the full Moon.

It was found as a blur on an electronic image of the night sky taken through a telescope at the Kislovodsk Observatory in Russia as part of a project to survey the sky looking for comets and asteroids – chunks of rock and ice that litter space.
http://www.newsforage.com/2012/12/brighter-than-full-moon-biggest-star-of.html#!/2012/12/brighter-than-full-moon-biggest-star-of.html


[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, December 29th, 2012.]

Friday, 28 December 2012

MUST SEE: Americans Chained by Illusion | Brainwash Update


Abby Martin takes a look back at philosopher Plato's the 'Allegory of the Cave' and its application to today's society.



In this 3 minute Russia Today clip the host, Abby Martin, points out what is wrong with the present system and our general population - that most people don't, or choose not to, face up to the harsh reality of a corrupt Government and compliant mainstream media. 

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NOTE:  I posted this video to mainstream media with some comments. Please do the same if you CHOOSE.  

Dear ABC [Australia],

Western media has been 'having a lend of itself' for more than 10 years. The ABC news coverage is as superficial as ever. For example, Western War Crimes issues are avoided as are many other criminal US Government matters. These US issues are important because we follow their insane lead. People wearing suits do lie, are controlled by special interests, and don't have the common people's interests at heart.

In this 3 minute Russia Today clip the host, Abby Martin, points out what is wrong with the present system and our general population (including journalists) - that most individuals don't, or choose not to, face up to the harsh reality of a corrupt Government.

Americans Chained by Illusion:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PLCwOeBQvK4

ps. This clip has been posted to my News Blog - SPOOKYWEATHER. Some people have made the choice to stand up against what is going on rather than immorally go along with the present system.


[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, December 28th, 2012.]

Democracy Skipped: West Mute on 2-year Bahrain Crackdown


The Gulf state's been cracking down on anti-regime protesters for nearly two years, killing dozens and arresting thousands. Rights organisations demand the nation stop the use of tear gas and torture interrogations, but campaigners say Bahrain's on a slippery slope to a Sunni dictatorship.



The West plays favourites in the Middle East to gain geopolitical advantage NOT because of human rights. Democracy has nothing to do with it.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, December 28th, 2012.]

West Fears Iranian Media


Today, Iran's media is holding up a mirror to the West. And the West does not like what it sees. But instead of admitting its own ugliness, and resolving to change, the terrified West wants to ban the mirror and kill the messenger.
Iran's international media, led by Press TV and al-Alam, are providing honest coverage of issues that the Western media, including Western-owned-and-influenced “Middle Eastern” outlets like al-Jazeera and al-Arabiyya, are afraid to touch. And it is this relatively honest, accurate, and balanced reporting that offers the West a polished mirror in which to gaze at its own hideous reflection.
When the Western pundits scream “Iran wants to build nuclear weapons!” Press TV holds up a mirror - and the West sees who is really armed to the teeth with nuclear weapons (Hint: It isn't Iran).

When the Western opinion-shapers howl “Iran is a state sponsor of terrorism!” Press TV holds up a mirror - and the real state sponsors of terrorism, including the 9/11 inside job, get a good look at themselves, and run away screaming.

When the Western propaganda machine wails “Iran's elections were fraudulent,” Press TV holds up a mirror to the widespread fraud that afflicts American elections as well as the foreign elections that America's imperial machine rigs and steals with depressing regularity.

When the Western media megaphone intones, “Iran wants to wipe Israel off the face of the earth,” Iran's media holds up a mirror, revealing that is the West's settler colony in Occupied Palestine that is actually wiping Palestine off the face of the earth.
http://presstv.com/detail/2012/12/26/280157/iranian-media-terrorizes-west/

The West fears the truth from all manner of alternative sources. This is why there are government trolls and efforts to restrict information. Justice for all people starting with honest information.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, December 28th, 2012.]

RECAP: Sibel Edmonds - Revisiting My Silence on WikiLeaks


Last December a former Wikileaks insider in one of its European branches contacted me with excitement and an anticipation inducing piece of information. According to this credible source the large cache of the State Department Cables contained explosive communication- discussions and reports that were directly related to my case which involved secret joint US-Turkey operations in Central Asia, the Caucasus and Balkans.

These cables, dated 1996 to 2002, were part of the case files I worked on during my work with the FBI. These FBI files and cases were later designated as ‘State Secrets Privilege,’ and with that came all the classification, gag orders and other retaliations in my case, spilling into congressional inquiries and active court cases. Basically everyone, every party, whether congressional offices or federal court judges, were slapped with a gag by the US government under the guise of ‘State Secrets’ only to cover up criminal black operations as part of hypocrisy-ridden US foreign policy in the target region.
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Well, months passed with nothing of importance being released by Wikileaks pertaining to Turkey-related cables. There were a couple of inconsequential cables here and there, but not a single cable from the most crucial target years, 1996-2001, or explosive communications pertaining to our evil-deeds conducted in that part of the world-Turkey, Central Asia, the Caucasus, Balkans, and joint operations and partnerships with our Bin Laden and Mujahedeen entourage, and later with Fethullah Gulen’s Islamist Army there.

The absence of those cables for month after month was extremely curious and highly troubling. Considering the known fact that the largest portion of Wikileaks’ cables was those from Turkey, why didn’t we have anything on Turkey, especially those covering the most crucial years-1996-2001? Well, I chose to remain silent, observe and wait. I did.

A few months ago, whether by design or slip up, the entire Wikileaks Cache was released to the public. Now, over a quarter million State Department Cables, with the largest percentage being from Turkey, was public and readily available to all. I frantically began the query, sorting through thousands of ‘Turkey Cables’ and looking for the ‘crucial dates.’ I had several other savvy researchers who had volunteered doing the same, so they began pouring over the cables. We looked. We read. We searched, and then we searched again. We found nothing. Zip zip zilch.

That was not all. Even more curiously, far more troubling, unprecedented with any other countries’ cables cache, was the entire missing block of years for Turkey related cables. No cables from 1996 to 2001. Nothing. The entire six-year period in one big block was missing. There was this glaring 6-year period. I mean nothing; whether classified or public, absolutely nothing. Had the State Department, the US Embassy, the Turkish government, US-Turkish businesses ceased all communications with each other for an entire 6+ -year period?

http://www.boilingfrogspost.com/2011/11/28/bfp-exclusive-revisiting-my-silence-on-wikileaks/

As pointed out in the comment section of this Boiling Frogs post, it is very curious that Wikileaks is working so closely with the establishment media - The Washington Post and New York Times.

I suspect Wikileaks is being manipulated by the intelligence agencies. There are no reports on War Crimes, torture, illegal invasions. Almost everything is scuttlebutt opinion and fluff - information that changes nothing.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, December 28th, 2012.]

Thursday, 27 December 2012

Thumbs Up Terror: Iran 'Rebels' Get US Support


On top of international sanctions and continuous cyber attacks, Iran could now be facing another hurdle. The U.S. and Canada have removed the notorious Iranian militant group, the M.E.K., from their official terror list. Washington claims the group hasn't committed a terrorist act in over a decade, and wants a peaceful regime change in the country. RT's Maria Finoshina explains why some Iranians are wary of the move.



US hypocrisy at work again. They are talking about these people as a 'legitimate opposition'. This looks like a similar 'humanitarian imperialist' strategy like used in Libya and Syria.

Iran poses no threat to its neighbours and especially not the USA. The US has no business there. They should let Iran trade freely with everyone - and they are, to a degree, with China and Russia.

If China and Russia have no problem with Iran then there is no real problem except for the warmongering megalomaniacs in the US and Israel.

Related Info:

Iran LIE same as IRAQ LIE



[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, December 27th, 2012.]

Private Murders versus Government Murders


The December 14 murder of 20 children and 6 women at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, has garnered vast media attention and caused countless people with no connection to the victims to grieve for them. This is not a new phenomenon: nearly all mass murders carried out by civilians generate the same type of coverage and response.

But what of the far more numerous incidents of government murder of innocents? Most of them hardly make the news at all; fewer still produce widespread outpourings of sympathy.
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The lawsuit was filed by the father of Anwar al-Awlaki and the mother of Khan — parents who grieve over the loss of their children (and grandson) no less than the parents of Newtown. To Obama, however, these killings were justified on the basis of that nebulous concept “national security,” and the grieving relatives do not even deserve their day in court.

A couple of days later, a “suspected U.S. drone strike killed five suspected militants in Pakistan’s tribal region,” according to CNN. The Obama administration, which maintains a secret “kill list” from which the president can order assassinations, “counts all military-age males in a strike zone as combatants,” the New York Times reported, so those “five suspected militants” might well have been persons who just happened to be in the wrong place at the wrong time, much like the children at Sandy Hook. Obama has yet to express any remorse for these deaths, and hardly any Americans are aware of them, let alone care.

Those five deaths are on top of the 2,500 people estimated to have been killed by the CIA and the U.S. military in the course of more than 300 drone strikes on Obama’s watch. Among the innocent people killed by U.S. drones during Obama’s presidency are at least 64 children — more than three times as many as were killed at Sandy Hook — according to a report from the law schools of Stanford University and New York University. Thus far, the president has not wiped away tears in the course of eloquent speeches on the lives snuffed out by his drones, and they have received very little press coverage. Americans who do know about them will, as often as not, shrug them off as “collateral damage.”
http://fff.org/explore-freedom/article/private-murders-versus-government-murders/

War is a very serious and terrible thing and it looks like we have been conditioned to accept it - which is something that people everywhere must reject. The 'terrorists' are only really a problem in their own countries and killing innocent people with drones only creates more angry individuals ready to take up an extremist agenda in order to get justice (a level of power) for themselves. If there is oppression and povery and corrupt governments, then some people will react, whatever country then are in.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, December 27th, 2012.]

Anti-Gun Debate and Ryan Dawson on Israel and Beyond




[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, December 27th, 2012.]

Fort Knox and the Gold Dipped Tungsten Bars




[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, December 27th, 2012.]

Wednesday, 26 December 2012

Israel vs Iran: Threat or Bluff? Hezbollah Vows Rocket Fire Storm in Response


As Washington mulls more sanctions against Iran, Israel is making it clear that it's ready, and willing to strike. But Tehran's chief ally in the region - Hezbollah, has made it plain that it WILL take sides in case of war. RT's Lucy Kafanov reports now on what the militant faction may have up its sleeve.



The only way to stop the Israelis and the West is to team up and oppose them. And no group or country represents a real threat to Israel because Israel has hundreds of nuclear weapons and the inclination to use them if  'push came to shove'.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, December 26th, 2012.]

Syria Bakery Bombing Lies? - FSA Laying Bread on Ground to Justify Propaganda


An alternate view to the propaganda being spread in the wake of the alleged "Bakery Bombing" in Syria. Video displays among other things, FSA laying bread on the ground to justify their lies.



Even if this location had an actual bakery the mainstream press did not report the full truth since it looks like many casualties are FSA fighters. Other videos do actually show civilians who have been killed or wounded.


[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, December 26th, 2012.]

Keiser Report (E384): Ho, Ho, Freaking Ho!


In this episode, Max Keiser first talks to punk poet John Cooper Clarke about Who Stole Bongo's Trousers, private equity rock stars, the music business and onesies as the next big thing in fashion. In the second half, Max is joined by Stacy to talk about the 'poverty barons' financed by the British taxpayer.



Second half of the show features Max and Stacy.


[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, December 26th, 2012.]

9/11 David Chandler On Resistance Radio - Excellent 2010 Interview


Hosted by Tod Fletcher. This week's guest is physics teacher David Chandler, who forced NIST to retract its claim that WTC7 did not fall at "free-fall speed," and has shown in an exceptional series of videos that the official account of the destruction of the Twin Towers is false as well.




[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, December 26th, 2012.]

Tuesday, 25 December 2012

'Iran/Syria in Crosshairs': UK may Deploy More Troops to Gulf


The United Arab Emirates is said to be close to ordering some 60 combat jets from the UK, and may be getting a contingent of British troops to sweeten the deal. British PM David Cameron told soldiers that they may be headed to the Gulf state as they pull out of Afghanistan. Rights groups though aren't happy - saying dealing with the Emirates, which the EU called on to stop the mass torture of political dissidents, sends all the wrong messages. Geopolitical analyst Patrick Henningsen says there's an ulterior motive behind the sale.



[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, December 25th, 2012.]

Russian Military Presence in Syria Poses Challenge to US-Led Intervention


Russian military advisers are manning some of Syria's more sophisticated air defences – something that would complicate any future US-led intervention, the Guardian has learned.

The advisers have been deployed with new surface-to-air systems and upgrades of old systems, which Moscow has supplied to the Assad regime since the Syrian revolution broke out 21 months ago.

The depth and complexity of Syria's anti-aircraft defences mean that any direct western campaign, in support of a no-fly zone or in the form of punitive air strikes against the leadership, would be costly, protracted and risky. The possibility of Russian military casualties in such a campaign could have unpredictable geopolitical consequences.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/dec/23/syria-crisis-russian-military-presence

Although Russia says it is not taking sides in the conflict, I would say that this is their subtle hint indicating that they do not approve of Western intervention.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, December 25th, 2012.]

Financial Fraud in the Gold Market: Banks Pledge Same Gold to Numerous People


Banks Pledge Same Collateral Numerous Times

Big banks pledged the same mortgage to numerous people.

Similarly, big bullion banks borrow gold from central banks, and then rehypothecate it numerous times:

A 1999 study by the International Monetary Fund found that 80 central banks lent out 15% of their official gold reserves.

Central banks now appear to have too little gold to meet their commitments.

And private banks are raiding allocated gold accounts.
http://www.globalresearch.ca/financial-fraud-in-the-gold-market-banks-pledge-same-gold-to-numerous-people/5316607

It is my understanding that the big banks did the same thing (rehypothecation) with many different asset classes including mortgage backed securities:



[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, December 25th, 2012.]

Monday, 24 December 2012

Syrian Rebels Set Up ‘Religious Police’ Around Aleppo


Saudi Arabia’s harsh Police of Vice and Virtue seem to be setting up shop in northern Syria, with locals reporting that rebel forces have establish Saudi-style religious police around the outskirts of Aleppo, and at least one high-ranking member of the Saudi version was seen in a video taking part.

The police are charged with enforcing an extremely harsh interpretation of Sunni Islam, and while the rebels insist they are aimed at “fighting crime,” the locals say that mostly they are forcing people to pray and stopping women from driving cars.

Women are expressing serious concern about the trend, saying that they were on board for a “revolution for freedom” but the rebels are determined to take away social and individual freedoms they enjoyed under the Assad regime.
http://news.antiwar.com/2012/12/21/syrian-rebels-set-up-religious-police-around-aleppo/

This outcome ticks all the boxes for the war hawks in the US and Israel. A bad outcome in Syria is ideal for these people because it provides an excuse for intervention. Also, a weakened Syria will be of less help to the Lebanese when the next war begins.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, December 24th, 2012.]

The Very Politically Incorrect Truth About The Second Amendment




[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, December 24th, 2012.]

The Lie that Prosecuting Bank Fraud Will Destabilize the Economy Is What Is REALLY Destroying the Economy


The Departments of Justice and Treasury are pretending that criminally prosecuting criminal banksters will destabilize the economy.

The exact opposite is true.

Failing to prosecute criminal fraud has been destabilizing the economy since at least 2007 … and will cause huge crashes in the future.

After all, the main driver of economic growth is a strong rule of law.
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Nobel prize winning economist George Akerlof has demonstrated that failure to punish white collar criminals – and instead bailing them out- creates incentives for more economic crimes and further destruction of the economy in the future.

Indeed, professor of law and economics (and chief S&L prosecutor) William Black notes that we’ve known of this dynamic for “hundreds of years”.
http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2012/12/the-pretense-that-prosecuting-bank-fraud-will-destablize-the-economy-is-itself-what-is-actually-destablizing-the-economy.html


[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, December 24th, 2012.]

Sunday, 23 December 2012

The Inside Story of the CIA-ISI immunity Deal


The US State Department’s decision to extend immunity to two former ISI chiefs in the 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks case is in accordance with a clandestine understanding reached between Admiral Mike Mullen and General Ashfaq Kayani during a day-long meeting held at a secluded resort in Oman on February 22, 2011.

The State Department informed a New York federal court on December 19 that the ISI and two of its former director generals enjoyed immunity and cannot be tried in the Mumbai terror attacks case.

But well-informed diplomatic circles in Islamabad say a commitment to this effect had been given to Pakistan’s military top brass almost a year ago by their American counterparts during the Oman meeting.--------------------------------------------------
The meeting was meant to overcome the diplomatic crisis threatening the Pak-US ties in the wake of the arrest of Raymond Davis, an undercover CIA agent, who had killed two youngsters in Lahore on January 27, 2011. The shooting had led to a major diplomatic row between Washington and Islamabad as the Americans insisted that Davis enjoyed diplomatic immunity while Pakistanis argued that he was a CIA contractor and not an embassy employee to be given immunity.

In fact, the Davis episode took place hardly a few weeks after a US court summoned the then DG ISI Ahmed Shuja Pasha and several other senior army officers [in November 2010] for their alleged involvement in the Mumbai terror attacks.
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[A separate] lawsuit also claimed that Pakistani American LeT operative David Headley, who has already pleaded guilty to his role in the plotting of the Mumbai attack, built a network of connections from Chicago to Pakistan, undertaking these efforts at the direction and with the material support of both the LeT and ISI. Prior to and following each trip to Mumbai, Headley reported to and received further instructions from both the LeT and ISI.
http://stratrisks.com/geostrat/9992

Immunity given to murderers and those involved in mass murder.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, December 23rd, 2012.]

Democrats Push for Ban of Assault Weapons Over Sandy Hook, but Stay Silent on Nuclear Power After Fukushima


Democrats push for ban of assault weapons over Sandy Hook, but stay silent on nuclear power after Fukushima by Lori Price, www.legitgov.org 20 Dec 2012 Democrats want to implement a ban on military-style assault weapons in the aftermath of the Sandy Hook shootings. Several lawmakers and liberal pundits assert that certain guns--by their very existence--are a threat to human life. Well. Why no similar outcry demanding an end to nuclear power--after four nuclear plant meltdowns at Fukushima? Nuclear power plants, history has shown--by their very existence--are a threat to human life. In fact, President Barack Obama sent officials to Japan to ensure that the Japanese government would continue to build new plants. There was no 'wall-to-wall' media coverage as the disasters unfolded at Fukushima, unlike the commercial-free coverage of the events that transpired at Sandy Hook Elementary School. Surely, thyroid cancer will kill far more than the twenty children who were among the twenty-six who perished in Newtown, Connecticut.
http://www.legitgov.org/Democrats-push-ban-assault-weapons-over-Sandy-Hook-stay-silent-nuclear-power-after-Fukushima

Fukushima is a huge problem that will kill tens of millions of people (at least) if we extrapolate from the million killed because Chernobyl. In a natural disaster, the one-off meltdown from a nuclear disaster will leave an area contaminated for many hundreds of years. Current reactors must be replaced with Thorium ones or other forms of power generation.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, December 23rd, 2012.]

RT Uncovers Plans for US False Flag Against IRAN to Start WW3




This war monger made these comments some months ago but they are still highly relevant.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, December 23rd, 2012.]

Keiser Report (E383): Crazyflation ft. Peter Schiff


In this episode, Max Keiser and Stacy Herbert look at the the central bank revolution that will end in disaster with Japan leading the way after voters have demanded even more aggression with the nation's monetary policy. They also look at Moody's ratings getting no respect because nobody has done better than flipping a coin for 50 years in a slow burning prison. In the second half, Max Keiser talks to Peter Schiff about bonds, dollars and governments buying their own debt.




[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, December 23rd, 2012.]

Saturday, 22 December 2012

UN: Syria’s Rebels Come From 29 Countries


Despite a narrative of Syria’s rebellion being an extension of pro-democracy protests in 2011, UN human rights investigators say that the rebel forces are increasingly made up of foreign fighters with a sectarian agenda.

A report by the UN says that rebel fighters have come from 29 countries, and are overwhelmingly Sunnis flocking to the nation to fight against the Alawite President Bashar Assad.

As the fighting gets more sectarian in nature, it has encouraged more religious fighters from abroad, and as those fighters arrive, they fuel the sectarian tensions all the more, a dangerous cycle that seems likely to just keep getting worse.
http://news.antiwar.com/2012/12/20/un-syrias-rebels-come-from-29-countries/

The conflict in Syria was fueled from the start by Western supported armed groups operating out of Turkey.

There was no popular uprising like what was seen in Egypt. There was only very limited support for a violent overthrow of the existing system - as opposed to a slow change to democracy.

Now, if the extremist rebels win, there will certainly be no democracy.


[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, December 22nd, 2012.]

Predator Drone 'Double-Taps' Highlight Possible War Crimes By Obama


NYU student Josh Begley has been tweeting every U.S. drone strike since President Bush's first bombing in Yemen back in 2002, and his Twitter feed highlights an incredibly disturbing tactic. The U.S. is employing a "double-tap" method in its use of drones, which means the bombing of a target multiple times in a very short period of time.

These "double-tap" attacks end up hitting "first responders" to the rubble and ashes that are left over after the initial strike, and Begley's tweets reveal that the U.S. has been intentionally targeting funerals and civilian rescuers.

While these tactics, when discussed at all (Obama's drone program is shrouded in an intense level of secrecy), are justified under the rubric of "national security," even the Department of Homeland Security and the FBI have classified "double-taps" as staples of terrorists, not the repertoire of supposed constitutional republics.
http://www.policymic.com/articles/21070/predator-drone-double-taps-highlight-possible-war-crimes-by-obama

Launching wars of aggression, illegal kidnapping, torture, unjustified sanctions, ADD ALL THESE to the list of  War Crimes charges.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, December 22nd, 2012.]

Pressing President: Putin Grilled by Journalists in Q&A Marathon .


Vladimir Putin has slammed America's human rights record, citing indefinite detention and sanctioned torture in overseas prisons. While speaking to journalists, the President also defended Moscow's response to Washington's decision to sanction Russian officials.



[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, December 22nd, 2012.]

Keiser Report (E382): Battle of Wall Street


In this episode, Max Keiser and Stacy Herbert look at the shootout at the OK Bond Corral as sovereigns battle Wall Street -- which in turn battles state pension funds -- for the same piece of infinitely re-hypothecated garbage collateral. In the second half, Max Keiser talks to hedge fund manager and 'Planet Ponzi' author Mitch Feierstein about the bond market, central bank-induced deflation and the London property market.




[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, December 22nd, 2012.]

Matt Taibbi: 'Even People On Wall Street Were Blown Away By The Result'


Matt Taibbi and Eliot Spitzer react to news that DOJ and other federal and state authorities have opted not to file criminal charges against anyone at HSBC.




Awesome on the double standards between the rich elites and the poor when it comes to drug crime. Great view.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, December 22nd, 2012.]

Friday, 21 December 2012

UK Government Warned on Direct Syrian Intervention


Richard Ottaway, the chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee, wrote to the Foreign Office to demand adequate notice for MPs to debate any change in government policy.

The committee said the government should publish official legal advice before undertaking direct intervention to tilt the balance of the Syrian uprising in favour of the opposition.

Members are concerned that the government is moving towards direct military aid for the opposition forces, if it can amend the EU arms embargo on Syria in negotiations launched last week.

Mr Ottaway asked William Hague, the Foreign Secretary, to confirm that the government had sought the formal advice of the Attorney General on the legality of intervention in Syria in the absence of a UN resolution.

The letter said the Syrian situation was different from last year's conflict in Libya where Nato benefited from the backing of a United Nations Security Council resolution.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/middleeast/syria/9756390/Government-warned-on-direct-Syrian-intervention.html

For more than a year there has been covert foreign intervention that has fueled the violence. A direct attack on Syria would be illegal - just as it is illegal to foment war using proxies. This is tantamount to launching a war of aggression. There is nothing defensive about these actions.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, December 21st, 2012.]

Myths about the Jewish State | MUST SEE Interview with Miko Peled


Abby Martin talks to Peace Activist and Author of 'The General's Son', Miko Peled, about the main misconceptions about the Israeli Palestinian conflict, and about the proposed idea of eradicating a 'Jewish State' all together.



This is a great interview. If you understand the real causes of the conflict then you can hope to broker some kind of resolution. Demolishes a lot of propaganda.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, December 21st, 2012.]

Propaganda Surrounding the CT Shooter - SSRI Anti-Depressants Kill




The very fact that there are planted stories in the media about this case strongly implies there is something to cover-up concerning the SSRI anti-depressant drug connection. I don't know about any inconsistency with the CT shooter story, in terms of other parties being involved. Ry goes on to talk about the US education system ... that kids should not be drugged up if they cannot concentrate.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, December 21st, 2012.]

Are US Munitions to Blame for Basra Birth Defects?


Jawad al-Ali has worked as a cancer specialist at the Sadr Teaching Hospital (formerly the Saddam Hospital), housed in a sinister-looking building in Basra, since 1991. He remembers the period after the first Gulf war over Kuwait. "It isn't just that the number of cancer cases suddenly increased. We also had double and triple cancers, that is, patients with tumors on both kidneys and in the stomach. And there were also familial clusters, that is, entire families that were affected." He is convinced that this relates to the use of uranium ammunition. "There is a connection between cancer and radiation. Sometimes it takes 10 or 20 years before the consequences manifest themselves."

The term uranium ammunition refers to projectiles whose alloys or cores are made with "depleted," or weakly radioactive uranium, also known as DU. When German soldiers are deployed overseas, they are given the following information: "Uranium munitions are armor-piercing projectiles with a core of depleted uranium. Because of its high density, this core provides the projectile with very high momentum and enables it to pierce the armor of combat tanks."

When DU explodes, it produces a very fine uranium dust. When children play near wrecked tanks, they can absorb this dust through their skin, their mouths and their airways. A 2002 study at the University of Bremen in northern Germany found that chromosomal changes had occurred in Gulf war veterans who had come into contact with uranium ammunition.

The German Defense Ministry counters that it isn't the radiation that constitutes a health threat, but the "chemical toxicity of uranium."
http://www.spiegel.de/international/world/researchers-studying-high-rates-of-cancer-and-birth-defects-in-iraq-a-873225.html

Using Depleted Uranium munitions is a crime against humanity. There should be sanctions against countries holding these weapons and War Crimes trials for those people responsible for its use.

Clearly DU weapons ARE a hazard to one's health as this army training video explains:



[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, December 21st, 2012.]

Thursday, 20 December 2012

The Antipsychotic Prescribed To Adam Lanza Has A Troubled History All Its Own


New York Magazine wrote a piece about shooter Adam Lanza's supposed "aspergers" syndrome as a "red herring" meant to distract from the real problem (guns, of course, the subject goes without mentioning).

Inside the piece though they report Adam Lanza's uncle said the boy was prescribed Fanapt, a controversial anti-psychotic medicine.

Fanapt was the subject of a Bloomberg report when it passed regulators, after previously getting the "nonapproval" stamp. Why wasn't it approved, you might ask?

There are many reasons, some of which have to do with competing entities in a competitive market.

The main cited reason for the rejection was that it caused severe heart problems in enough patients to cause a stir.

Maybe more importantly, though, Fanapt is one of a many drugs the FDA pumped out with an ability to exact the opposite desired effect on people: that is, you know, inducing rather than inhibiting psychosis and aggressive behavior.

From Drugs.com, side effects of the drug Fanapt:
Psychiatric

Psychiatric side effects including restlessness, aggression, and delusion have been reported frequently. Hostility, decreased libido, paranoia, anorgasmia, confusional state, mania, catatonia, mood swings, panic attack, obsessive-compulsive disorder, bulimia nervosa, delirium, polydipsia psychogenic, impulse-control disorder, and major depression have been reported infrequently.
In fact, Fanapt was dropped by its first producer, picked up by another, initially rejected by the FDA, then later picked up and mass produced. The adverse side-effect is said to be "infrequent," but still it exists, and can't be ignored.
http://www.businessinsider.com/adam-lanza-taking-antipsychotic-fanapt-2012-12#ixzz2FRkgnHKN


[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, December 20th, 2012.]

Ceasefire Means Nothing to Gaza Fishers


Shortly after Israel and Hamas signed a ceasefire agreement on Nov. 21, the Israeli navy abducted 30 Palestinian fishers from Gaza’s waters, destroyed and sank a Palestinian fishing vessel, and confiscated nine fishing boats in the space of four days.

The Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR) reported that fourteen fishers from a single family, stationed just three nautical miles from the coast of the Gaza Strip, were all arrested on Dec. 1.

Some fishers were only two miles off Gaza’s coast when they were attacked with machine gun fire and arrested by the Israeli Navy. Ranging from the ages of 14 to 52, the majority in their late teens and early twenties, these fishers hail from some of Gaza’s poorest families.
http://original.antiwar.com/bartlett/2012/12/17/ceasefire-means-nothing-to-gaza-fishers/

It's impossible to have peace when one side is slowly eliminating the ability of the other side to live. This has been going on for decades. Most of the people in Gaza are refugees from land taken by immigrant Israelis.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, December 20th, 2012.]

Fox News CT: 911 Truth Seeks Answers On Attack Conspiracies


A suprisingly balanced approach to the subject of 9/11 truth graffiti on Connecticut highways.




[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, December 20th, 2012.]

Keiser Report (E381): Monetized Genocide


In this episode, Max Keiser and Stacy Herbert look at central banking monkeys performing cannonballs into the global dark pools, the backlash against quantitative easing and the Queen ticking orf the Bank of England. In the second half, Max Keiser talks to economist Sandeep Jaitly of FeketeResearch.com about silver backwardation and a monetary path that will throw us *all* into such poverty that none of us will be able satisfy our ends.



Another great episode. Warns of hyperinflation.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, December 20th, 2012.]

Wednesday, 19 December 2012

AE911Truth: Richard Gage New 10 Minute Showcase Video - On Campus Outreach Program




Great summary video. Don't let the truth be buried. The War on Terror is still raging and it needs to be stopped.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, December 19th, 2012.]

Wind Blew Deadly Sarin Gas To US Troops In Iraq War


U.S. bombings of Iraqi munitions factories in January 1991 released a plume of sarin gas that traveled more than 300 miles to affect American troops in Saudi Arabia, although military officials claimed at the time that chemical alarms triggered by the gas were false, a study released today shows.

The Jan. 18, 1991, bombings of the munitions plants in Nasiriyah and Khamisiya blew a plume of sarin gas high above a layer of cold, still air -- also called the boundary level -- and into a swift wind stream that carried the gas to Saudi Arabia, said the study conducted by researchers Robert Haley and James Tuite and published in the journal Neuroepidemiology.

The gas plumes, the researchers said, can be blamed for symptoms of Gulf War illness, the mysterious ailment that has affected more than 250,000 veterans of the war.

The gas set off repeated chemical weapons alarms at U.S. troop points in Saudi Arabia, the report said, but commanders said they were false alarms, because if the troops had been hit with sarin gas, there would have been casualties. There were no casualties, although U.S., Czech and French systems all detected traces of sarin and mustard agent.
http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/world/2012/12/13/sarin-gas-gulf-war-veterans/1766835/%20%7F

Between this event, the use of Depleted Uranium munitions and the untested vaccines given to troops to protect them from chemical attack, it is little wonder that there are so many sick vets from this conflict.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, December 19th, 2012.]

Mainstream Media Finally Awakens to the Fact that Big Banks Are Criminal Enterprises


Alternative financial media have noted for years that:

• Fraud caused the Great Depression and the current financial crisis, and the economy will never recover until fraud is prosecuted

• Criminal fraud is the main business model adopted by the giant banks. See this

• Largely because they are out-of-control criminal enterprises, economy cannot recover unless the big banks are broken up.

• The Obama administration has made it official policy not to prosecute fraud. Indeed, the “watchdogs” in D.C. are so corrupt that they are as easily bribed as a policeman in a third world banana republic.

• Instead of prosecuting, the government throws money at them

• As Nobel prize winning economist Joseph Stiglitz noted years ago:

“The system is set so that even if you’re caught, the penalty is just a small number relative to what you walk home with.

The fine is just a cost of doing business. It’s like a parking fine. Sometimes you make a decision to park knowing that you might get a fine because going around the corner to the parking lot takes you too much time.”
Now – with the slap on the wrist of giant HSBC for laundering huge sums of drug money (the Guardian points out that “the sum represents about four weeks’ earnings given the bank’s pre-tax profits of $21.9bn last year”) – even the mainstream press is starting to catch on.
http://www.zerohedge.com/contributed/2012-12-16/even-mainstream-media-finally-awakens-fact-big-banks-are-criminal-enterprises


[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, December 19th, 2012.]

Tuesday, 18 December 2012

Drone Warrior - President Obama and Dead Children




Waging war is not a light thing. We cannot all sit in our homes and think that such actions are acceptable. The drone war is killing many many innocent people including many children. Attacking people in places like Pakistan, Yemen or Somalia is not helping to end the War on Terror - a conflict initiated and encouraged by the actions of corrupt elements within the US Government.  

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, December 18th, 2012.]

Government Allowed 9/11 | Interview with Sibel Edmonds


Abby Martin talks to the Editor of Boiling Frogs Post and Founder of the National Security Whistleblowers Coalition, Sibel Edmonds, about her story as a whistleblower and the erosion of civil liberties in a post 9/11 America.



In other interviews Sibel mentions that US intelligence had been working with Bin Laden right up to and AFTER the attacks of 911. Elements within the US Government did more than allow 911 to happen - they had a hand in making it happen. This is obvious when we consider the hard physical proof showing the controlled demolition of the 3 World Trade Centre buildings and the stand down of the USAF.


[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, December 18th, 2012.]

Russia Ousts Meddling US NGOs, Fake Protests Peter Out


Saturday, December 15 saw a disappointing show for Western-backed protesters in Moscow - with estimates of only a few hundred showing up. Led by faux-Communist Sergey Udaltsov and confirmed Western-funded opposition leaders Alexey Navalny, Ilya Yashin, and Boris Nemtsov, even the Western media had to admit the momentum they had hoped to incite is failing to materialize.

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Indeed, Russia has placed immense restrictions on foreign-funded lobby groups and NGOs, demanding that they exhibit the same level of transparency and honesty that they themselves demand of the government.

Foreign subversion, however, requires a degree of deceit and exploitation toward targeted segments of the population. Subversion will not work if its agents are required to state on all their pamphlets, websites, and signs that they are foreign-funded - and predictably both the US and the opposition it has contrived inside Russia, derided the pro-transparency legislation.


This is what Reuters categorically fails to mention - that the entire so-called "opposition" is in fact foreign-funded, with at least one of Saturday's protest leaders, Boris Nemtsov, earlier this year being caught slinking into the US Embassy for a secret meeting with then newly appointed US Ambassador to Russia, Michael McFaul.
http://www.activistpost.com/2012/12/russia-ousts-meddling-us-ngos-fake.html


[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, December 18th, 2012.]

U.S. Doctors Fight U.N. Ban on Preservative in Vaccines


In a move likely to stoke an already raging debate over the safety of the vaccines routinely given to children, America’s largest organization for pediatricians is strongly objecting to a proposal by the United Nations to ban a mercury-containing preservative from the world’s vaccine supply.

Thimerosal has not been found to be harmful, and removal of thimerosal-containing vaccines would needlessly jeopardize the lives and health of millions of children in underdeveloped countries, said commentaries in Monday’s issue of Pediatrics, the journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP).

Thus, the AAP has endorsed the recommendation of a panel of specialists at the World Health Organization (WHO), who say thimerosal should be excluded from a ban on mercury-containing products and processes.

Thimerosal, which has been used in vaccines since the 1930s to prevent bacteria and other pathogens from growing in multidose vials of vaccines, is implicated in the ban because it contains ethyl mercury.
http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2012/dec/17/us-doctors-fight-un-ban-on-preservative-in-vaccine/?utm_source=RSS_Feed&utm_medium=RSS

The doctors are arguing that ethyl mercury is safe and without it there can be no multi-dose vaccinations. However, ethyl mercury is NOT safe and its use is impairing foetal brain development and damaging infant children who are exposed to it. Numerous studies have shown harmful results from Thimerosal (ethyl mercury) - see here. Experiments have indicated that ethyl mercury is NOT harmless - see here.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, December 18th, 2012.]

Monday, 17 December 2012

More Than Thirty Top U.S. Officials Guilty of War Crimes


More than 30 top U.S. officials, including presidents G.W. Bush and Obama, are guilty of war crimes or crimes against peace and humanity “legally akin to those perpetrated by the former Nazi regime in Germany,” the distinguished American international law authority Francis Boyle charges.


U.S. officials involved in an “ongoing criminal conspiracy” in the Middle East and Africa who either participated in the commission of the crimes under their jurisdiction or failed to take action against them included both presidents since 2001 and their vice-presidents, the secretaries of State and Defense, the directors of the CIA and National Intelligence and the Pentagon’s Joint Chiefs of Staff and heads of the Central Command, among others, Boyle said.
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The serial aggressions of the U.S.violate such basic documents of international law as the Nuremberg Charter, the Nuremberg Judgment, and the Nuremberg Principles, Boyle said. As well, they violate the Pentagon’s own U.S. Army Field Manual 27-10 on The Law of Land Warfare, which applies to the President himself as Commander-in-Chief of U.S. Armed Forces under Article II, Section 2 of the U.S. Constitution.


U.S. administrations since 9/11 may be charged with “crimes against peace” for their attacks in Afghanistan, Iraq, Pakistan, Libya, Somalia,Yemen, and Syria, “and perhaps their longstanding threatened war of aggression against Iran,” Boyle said.

The eminent international authority went on to charge that the war crimes included “torture, enforced disappearances, assassinations, murders, kidnappings, extraordinary renditions, ‘shock and awe’ (bombings), and (the use of) depleted uranium, white phosphorus, cluster bombs, drone strikes,” and the like.

Boyle said Americans “must not permit any aspect of their foreign affairs and defense policies to be conducted by acknowledged ‘war criminals’” but must insist upon “the impeachment, dismissal, resignation, indictment, conviction, and long-term incarceration of all U.S. government officials guilty of such heinous international and domestic crimes.”
http://poorrichards-blog.blogspot.com.au/2012/12/more-than-thirty-top-us-officials.html


[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, December 17th, 2012.]

Report Finds Harsh CIA Interrogations Ineffective


After a contentious closed-door vote, the Senate intelligence committee approved a long-awaited report Thursday concluding that harsh interrogation measures used by the CIA did not produce significant intelligence breakthroughs, officials said.

The 6,000-page document, which was not released to the public, was adopted by Democrats over the objections of most of the committee’s Republicans. The outcome reflects the level of partisan friction that continues to surround the CIA’s use of waterboarding and other severe interrogation techniques four years after they were banned.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/report-finds-harsh-cia-interrogations-ineffective/2012/12/13/a9da510a-455b-11e2-9648-a2c323a991d6_story.html


[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, December 17th, 2012.]

Beaten & Sodomized: CIA Found Guilty of Torture by European Court .





[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, December 17th, 2012.]

Keiser Report (E380): High Frequency Scalping


In this episode, Max Keiser and Stacy Herbert look at central banking meth heads and low level broker-dealer-thieves drinking the hand sanitizer that is the high frequency scalping of the last dregs of equity left in the markets. They also ask whether the US has it in for British banks. In the second half, Max Keiser talks to Peter Antonioni, author of the Economics for Dummies, about the policy of quantitative easing as economic homeopathy - it only works on the grounds that you believe it works and about the UK monetizing its debt after transferring QE 'surpluses' from the Bank of England to the Treasury.




[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, December 17th, 2012.]

Sunday, 16 December 2012

The Syria Chemical Weapons Saga: The Staging of a US-NATO Sponsored Humanitarian Disaster?


Modeled on the Saddam Hussein WMD narrative, the propaganda ploy concerning the alleged threat of Syria’s chemical weapons has been building up over several months.

The Western media suggests –in chorus and without evidence– that a “frustrated” and “desperate” president Bashar al Assad is planning to use deadly chemical weapons against his own people. Last week, U.S. officials revealed to NBC News that “Syria’s military has loaded nerve-gas chemicals into bombs and are awaiting final orders from al-Assad”.

Western governments are now accusing Syria of planning a diabolical scheme on the orders of the Syrian head of State. Meanwhile, the media hype has gone into full gear. Fake reports on Syria’s WMD are funneled into the news chain, reminiscent of the months leading up to the March 2003 invasion of Iraq.
http://www.globalresearch.ca/the-syria-chemical-weapons-saga-the-staging-of-a-us-nato-sponsored-humanitarian-disaster/5315273

Related Info:



[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, December 16th, 2012.]

Zero Dark Propaganda - Breaking the Set


Abby Martin takes a look at films that glorify war by highlighting the recent film 'Zero Dark Thirty' as an example of an over-sensationalized historical narrative.




[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, December 16th, 2012.]

Letter to Australian Media: Juxtaposing Corporate Media Sources with leading Alternative Media Sources

Dear ABC,

A great deal of your content is sourced from the relatively uncritical corporate press and state connected media, like the BBC - state media that also has close ties to the corporate world. One can image a bias creeping into news coverage and a lack of independence - just as we saw with the coverage over the lies concerning Iraq's WMDs. Today we face a similar situation with the rhetoric spewed forth about Iran.

Critical issues are simply not talked about - at least not in their proper context. I know this because independent online media sources, that have continued the tradition of investigative journalism, report on a number of matters that are MIA in the mainstream press. In the case of Iran all your news reports that feature Obama and sanctions should remind viewers that Iran is in full compliance with the IAEA and has done nothing outside what they are legally entitled to do.

In another example, thus time dealing with economics, many in the online press are not afraid to call the banking scandals - such as the LIBOR rigging, and the HSBC money laundering scam- criminal acts. Which they were. It is no good for the public to be treated to spin on this important issue.

Furthermore, the alternative media has also drawn attention to Obama's NDAA laws that allow indefinite detention without trial.

Clearly, the avoidance of these issues in the mainstream press represents a collective inability to tell the people the truth about matters that are clearly in the public interest (see your ABC Code of Practice) but are not in the interests of the big corporations or the military-security state.

Some of the ABC news producers and editors might want to look at the online 'alternative news media' competition. Various online news sources are soundly beating their mainstream competition. Two of the leading sites you should be aware of are:

www.whatreallyhappened.com - a news and opinion/information site that regularly beats major US network online news editions and;

Russia Today - that, although it can be categorised as a 'state' media entity, has a great deal of independence and interaction with the alternative media. RT on You Tube is the number 1 news channel thanks to its critical views - most of it grounded in fact-based journalism, as opposed to simply airing the talking points of western politicians and/or western 'think-tanks' (or related academics).
http://www.youtube.com/user/RussiaToday

The views of such news sources are refreshing and inspiring. Today I rarely visit ABC news sites because I know they are not providing accurate representations of what is going on out there. There is a huge geopolitical gap in your news reporting. People I have informed about the mainstream media 'problem' have also switched to alternative media sources. I even have my own blog I called SPOOKYWEATHER in which I post/paste stories I think are relevant to the public. It's an anti-war blog - like many thousands of others that have appeared in recent times.

Please make your news more relevant. The ABC does have the power to change events. You should use your power and simply report in more detail- and less superficially. Report news stories in context. For example, the armed groups in Syria have been funded and armed by the West since at least May 2011. Turkish newspapers have covered this issue (the whistleblower Sibel Edmonds reported on this). The violence in Syria is directly caused by Western intervention through training camps in Turkey. There is a propaganda campaign afoot just as we saw with Iraq.

Please consider what you are NOT doing.

ps. I'm posting this email to my blog. It'll appear in a few days time.
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[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, December 16th, 2012.]

Can Antidepressants Cause Violence? - Antidepressants, School Shooters, & Suicide [2 Videos]






When something very terrible happens we need to know all the contributing factors - in detail, rather than by assumption - so that we can stop these events from happening again. So, apart from being mentally unwell, or 'momentarily' unhinged, the use of an SSRI anti-depressant might explain the almost unfathomable actions of the Connecticut shooter.  Naturally, having easy access to a firearm made it easier for the killer to carry out his murderous intent. If no gun was involved people would still have been killed, but perhaps not so many. 

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, December 16th, 2012.]

Norway Begins Four Year Test Of Thorium Nuclear Reactor


A Norwegian company is breaking with convention and switching to an alternative energy it hopes will be safer, cleaner and more efficient. But this isn’t about ditching fossil fuels, but rather about making the switch from uranium to thorium. Oslo based Thor Energy is pairing up with the Norwegian government and US-based (but Japanese/Toshiba owned) Westinghouse to begin a four year test that they hope will dispel doubts and make thorium the rule rather than the exception. The thorium will run at a government reactor in Halden.
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The attractiveness of thorium has led others in the past to build their own thorium reactors. A reactor operated in Germany between 1983 and 1989, and three operated in the US between the late sixties and early eighties. These plants were abandoned, some think, because the plutonium produced at uranium reactors was deemed indispensable to many in a Cold War world.
http://singularityhub.com/2012/12/11/norway-begins-four-year-test-of-thorium-nuclear-reactor/


[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, December 16th, 2012.]

Saturday, 15 December 2012

Terror Ties: US Supports Syrian Rebels Despite 'Blacklisted' Group


Washington's decision to brand a leading rebel group in Syria as a terrorist organisation, sparks a chorus of outrage among others who enjoy America's overwhelming support. The key rebel coalition, recognized by the US as the sole representative of the Syrian people, has thrown its weight behind the Al-Qaeda-linked Al-Nusra front. Jacob Hornberger, founder and President of The Future of Freedom Foundation, says the US is deliberately demonizing the Syrian government.



Plus, following on from the last comment in the clip: if the new regime turns out to be hostile, this is no problem for the US because it allows them to maintain their vast military - so that at some point in the future they can completely flatten the target country. The defense contractors, with their close ties to US politicians, can make a lot of money from such circumstances.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, December 15th, 2012.]

Eric Lawyer - Firefighters for 911 Truth - Great Speech


Eric Lawyer, founder of Firefighters for 911 Truth, who pointed out the many ways in which long-established protocols for handling crime scenes involving fire and building collapse were egregiously violated, consistent with a cover-up.



The War on Terror was caused by the 911 attacks. We need the truth about this event to help end the fighting.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, December 15th, 2012.]

Keiser Report (E379): Too Big To Jail


In this episode, Max Keiser and Stacy Herbert look at HSBC being fined rather than criminally charged in order to avoid destabilizing the system, while JP Morgan and others are being sued for about a trillion in bad mortgages investors were duped into buying. They also look at "1001" under which bankers who lied to the federal housing authorities could be criminally tried for lying to a federal official. In the second half, Max Keiser talks to Kyra Maya Phillips of MisfitEconomy.com about democracy aboard pirate ships of the 18th century on which No Plunder, No Pay was the name of the game and innovation happened on the fringe. Max proposes banksters walk the plank in a specially built platform in Trafalgar Square.




[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, December 15th, 2012.]

Friday, 14 December 2012

Secret Meeting in London: Plotting to Wage War on Syria without UN Authorization


Remember Libya was “not going to be another Iraq” disaster, “lessons have been learned”? Libya’s ruined towns and social structure of course, chillingly resemble Iraq. Now, it is Syria’s turn, but Syria will “not be another Libya”, yes mistakes were made, but lessons have yet again been learned.

Today’s (London) Independent cover story reports the: “plan for (the) international coalition to provide air and naval support, plus military training for the opposition”, commenting that :“Western intervention is now deemed necessary as civil war has reached ‘tipping point’ “ and of course: “Britain, France and US agree ‘no boots on the ground.’ “

This is the outcome of a secret meeting in London recently, hosted by Sir David Richards, who heads Britain’s armed forces. Participants in the scheming were: “the military chiefs of France, Turkey, Jordan, Qatar, the UAE and” (surprise) “a three star American General.” The paper records: “Strategy was discussed at length”, with other UK government Ministries “and their counterparts in allied states” also holding meetings – read plotting another overthrow of massive illegality, of a sovereign leader and government.
http://www.globalresearch.ca/secret-meetings-in-london-plotting-to-wage-war-on-syria-without-un-authorization/5315176

Related News:

Open War? Obama backs Syria rebels 'infiltrated with terrorists'


[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, December 14th, 2012.]

Ryan Dawson on Adam vs the Man Syria what the Hell is Really Going On




A good interview that covers a lot of ground. Lots of information and context that helps explain what's going on.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, December 14th, 2012.]

Dehydrating the Palestinian People


An editorial from Haaretz explains how Israel is destroying the water reserves of Palestinians in the West Bank as part of an intentional policy to ethnically cleanse the occupied territories “and thus make it easier to annex these areas to Israel.”

Since the beginning of the year, Israel has destroyed 35 rainwater cisterns used by Palestinian communities, 20 of them in the area of Hebron and the southern Hebron Hills. In 2011, Israel destroyed 15 cisterns, and in the preceding 18 months, 29…Usually, the communities whose cisterns were destroyed are a short distance from settlements and unauthorized outposts that enjoy a regular water supply. At the same opportunity the Civil Administration almost always destroys Palestinian tents, animal pens and food storage facilities.
http://antiwar.com/blog/2012/12/10/dehydrating-the-palestinian-people/


[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, December 14th, 2012.]

Lloyd Blankfein's Attorney Is Eric Holder's Best Friend


The crony connections just keep on coming over at Eric Holder’s Department of Justice. Last week, the Justice Department announced that it will not prosecute Goldman Sachs or any of its employees in a financial probe. Could that be because the attorney for Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein was none other than Attorney General Eric Holder’s “best friend” and former personal attorney, Reid Weingarten?

Or because in 2008, Goldman Sachs employees donated $1,013,091 to Barack Obama?

Or because Goldman Sachs is the former client of Eric Holder’s and Assistant Attorney General Lanny Breuer’s law firm, Covington & Burling?

http://dailybail.com/home/cronyism-revealed-goldman-ceo-lloyd-blankfeins-criminal-defe.html

Eric Holder needs to be dismissed immediately and charged with obstructing justice. There have been no top end criminal prosecutions after 4 years in office when other experts have pointed out numerous, and very clear, cases of corporate fraud.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, December 14th, 2012.]

Monkeys & Cocaine: HSBC Money Laundering Case


Max Keiser and Stacy Herbert look at HSBC being fined rather than criminally charged in order to avoid destabilizing the system



[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, December 14th, 2012.]

Thursday, 13 December 2012

AE911 Truth's 9/11 Video 'Experts Speak Out' Airing All Across North Carolina on Local TV


9/11 Truth is gaining steam in North Carolina as "Experts Speak Out" airs on local television stations throughout the state. I (RL McGee) put this documentary on public access station GPAT-23 in Greenville / Pitt County last week. It will run for several weeks at various time spots.

This was super-easy to do. There was no annual fee to become a producer and no orientation class to attend. I didn't even have to mail them a DVD since the station agreed to download the program from online! I just filled out 2 forms (Local Producer form and Program form) and mailed them in. Then I emailed the website for accessing the 1 hour version of ESO
http://911blogger.com/news/2012-12-10/experts-speak-out-airing-all-across-north-carolina-local-tv

Here is the slightly longer version of the video. It has very good production standards and is certainly worth watching - in segments if you have limited time. Remember the endless War on Terror is a result of this event:



[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, December 13th, 2012.]

911 Myths Taken to the Wood Shed - The Truck Bombs


'People were arrested in a truck full of bombs near the George Washington Bridge. The apologists for this have such a ridiculous defense. Benard Kerik is a liar. Problem solved.'




[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, December 13th, 2012.]

UK’s Observer adds “kill Jews” to Hamas leader Khaled Meshal’s Gaza speech when he did not say it


In its report on Hamas leader Khaled Meshal’s speech in Gaza on Saturday, The Observer, the Sunday sister paper of The Guardian, quoted Meshal saying the following words:

We don’t kill Jews because they are Jews. We kill the Zionists because they are conquerors and we will continue to kill anyone who takes our land and our holy places … We will free Jerusalem inch by inch, stone by stone.

This however is a blatant mistranslation. What Meshal actually said is:

We do not fight the Jews because they are Jews. We fight the Zionist occupiers and aggressors. And we will fight anyone who tries to occupy our lands or attacks us. We fight those who fight us, who attack us, who besiege us, who attack our holy places and our land.
http://electronicintifada.net/blogs/ali-abunimah/uks-observer-adds-kill-jews-hamas-leader-khaled-meshals-gaza-speech-when-he-did

Stories like this are important because they show that many mainstream media outlets publish or broadcast lies when it comes to certain issues. Is this a mistranslation or a lie? Well, it's certainly not an accurate reflection of what was said. 'Errors' such as this can lead to war. 

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, December 13th, 2012.]

The Fluoride Deception - FULL DOCUMENTARY


Fluoridation was first advanced in the US at the end of the second World War. Proponents argued that fluoride in water and toothpaste would help to protect teeth and prevent decay. Over the following decades, fluoride was added to public water supplies across the country.

While the benefits of fluoridation have been held to be unquestionable, accumulating evidence points to a frightening prospect: that fluoride may have serious adverse health effects, including infant mortality, congenital defects and IQ
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This is only 28 minutes long. Make time to watch it. Very important information contained here.

(thanks to John B and Jonette for the clip!)

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, December 13th, 2012.]

CBS Asks DOJ: Why NO Criminal Charges In HSBC Case?


As bank slogans go, they don't come worse than this: "The preferred financial institution of drug cartels and money launderers."

That's a quote Tuesday in a U.S. Department of Justice report about HSBC Holdings, one of the largest banks in the world. To avoid criminal prosecution, HSBC admitted Tuesday that it laundered more than $800 million for Mexican drug cartels, and covered up illegal transactions for Burma, Iran, Sudan, Cuba, and Libya.

The British bank will pay $1.9 billion to the U.S. government, the largest such fine in history.

It's a case that has everything -- everything accept an arrest. That struck some as odd, because in 80 pages of court documents, the bank admits to almost going out of its way to act as a financial clearing house for international pariahs and drug dealers.
http://dailybail.com/home/hsbc-preferred-bank-of-drug-cartels-money-launderers.html

Ordinary citizens would have been prosecuted in such circumstances rather than asked to pay a fine - especially when it comes down to hundreds of millions of dollars (admitted) in drug money. The banks should NOT be placed above the Law but they are. The DOJ Lawyers should be charged with Obstruction of Justice.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, December 13th, 2012.]

Wednesday, 12 December 2012

'Chemical Weapons Hysteria Pretext for West to Frame Assad & Intervene'


Western powers have already warned the Syrian regime against using the banned arms - but Damascus says it's the victim of a smear campaign. Assad officials claim they would never use chemical weapons against civilians, and are only interested in keeping the stockpiles safe. This comes as US sources say Washington's training rebels to secure and handle such weapons, in case the Syrian regime collapses. Some observers are now convinced that a foreign intervention's in the making.



The presentation of information about a manufactured war - from sites like Russia Today and this blog- is part of the anti-war strategy. IF everyone realises what is going on, the protagonists may have second thoughts. Hopefully people within the intelligence community will be encouraged to speak out and sink the warmongers plans like they did with the neocon drive to attack Iran (with the release of the 2005 NIE and the later 2006 CIA assessment).

Attacking countries, that pose no threat to other nations, without approval from the United Nations is illegal - a WAR CRIME.

Related News:

Syria to U.N.: 'Serious fear' it will be framed for the use of chemical weapons


[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, December 12th, 2012.]