Friday, 31 January 2014

As You Sow: Intel Chief Warns Syria's Militants Want to Attack US

There are chinks of daylight breaking through in Syria peace talks. International mediator Lakhdar Brahimi said negotiations between the government and opposition are finally seeing some progress. But at the same time, Washington says it's worried about new threats emerging from Syria, with terrorism being only one of them. The US national intelligence chief warned Damascus is still capable of producing biological weapons - despite the current process of disarmament.

The US is looking for any reason to prolong their involvement in the proxy war in Syria. It was the USA supporting the rebel factions through NATO (Turkey) from the very beginning of the conflict. If there is a problem with well armed terrorist groups, an issue brought up later in the clip after the bioweapons concerns, it is a contrived problem that was created by the US and its allies.

Related Info:

Syria Doomed? 'Invasion planned long ago' (Dec 2011) 

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, January 31st, 2014.]

Abby Martin Destroys Obama's SOTU Address

Abby Martin goes over President Obama's latest State of the Union Address, breaking through the rhetoric and calling out the generic platitudes and empty promises.

In relation to the point on fracking causing cancer ... it certainly can when ground water is polluted. In relation to the point on the  US occupation of Iraq - Obama tried to maintain troop levels there but was actually rebuffed by the Iraqi Government. In relation to the NSA where he says something like 'the privacy of ordinary people is not being violated' - this can mean privacy of judges, politicians, media chiefs, police, military leaders or peace activists (anyone deemed 'not ordinary') can be violated so that the Government can control them via blackmail (they are not likely to use the info for good purposes if history is any measure).  

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, January 31st, 2014.]

Chilean Legislation Removes Mercury from Vaccines

Thimerosal Banned in Chilean Vaccines, A New Law” (Bill #7036-11):
• Thimerosal will be banned from all vaccines for the most vulnerable segments of the population (children 0-8 years of age, pregnant women, and adults over 60 years of age).

• Trace amounts of Thimerosal will be allowed (up to 1 microgram of mercury per dose) in vaccines for the rest of the population, with informed consent, as per current Law # 20.584, article 14.

• In case of emergencies or epidemic outbreaks, Thimerosal amounts higher than a trace may be allowed, but not simply because of a lack of stock, rather because there are no alternatives in the market without this compound, and always under a Presidential decree, keeping close attention to the strictest limits set forth by the regulatory agencies in the world, and, as always, with informed consent

Mercury is highly neurotoxic - even the allegedly harmless form ethylmercury is damaging. There should be NO place for any form of mercury in any vaccine.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, January 31st, 2014.]

American Farmers Abandoning Genetically Modified Seeds: “Non-GMO Crops are more Productive and Profitable”

A growing number of farmers are abandoning genetically modified seeds, but it’s not because they are ideologically opposed to the industry.

Simply put, they say non-GMO crops are more productive and profitable.
Modern Farmer magazine discovered that there is a movement among farmers abandoning genetically modified organisms (GMO) because of simple economics.

“We get the same or better yields, and we save money up front,” crop consultant and farmer Aaron Bloom said of non-GMO seeds.  Bloom has been experimenting with non-GMO seeds for five years and he has discovered that non-GMO is more profitable.

The re-converts to non-GMO seeds are not hippies but conservative Midwestern farmers who are making a business decision, Modern Farmer discovered.  They are switching back to natural seed because it is more profitable — not because of any ideology.

“Five years ago the [GMO seeds] worked,” said farmer Christ Huegerich, who along with his father planted GMO seeds.  “I didn’t have corn rootworm because of the Bt gene, and I used less pesticide.  Now, the worms are adjusting, and the weeds are resistant. Mother Nature adapts.”

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, January 31st, 2014.]

Thursday, 30 January 2014

Mind Control in American Politics

Having been immersed in the left/right facade their entire lives, many have begun to see the world and those around them through that prism. Either someone is on the same "side" as they are, or they are the enemy. There is no room for nuance, no subtle distinctions to be made, no room for alliance or cooperation on matters of great import. Perhaps most devastatingly, there is now little room for any analysis of the powers behind the political throne, the oligarchical financial interests that could care less whether this or that President has a "D" or an "R" next to their name, whether a Prime Minister is "Labour" or "Conservative," whether an MEP identifies with the "left" or the "right." Deprived of this understanding of the real nature of political power, the public is truly powerless to identify the real problem at the root of today's political crisis, let alone even begin to address it.

The overarching problem is entrenched corruption - much of it coming from corporate special interests who have captured most of the politicians and control the media. Other special interest groups (AIPAC), and the intelligence community (via NSA-FBI blackmail), provide the remainder of the control over the political-media system. In effect the population is brainwashed or treated to theatre masquerading as relevant discourse.

The people are being played and divided to fight over mostly irrelevant issues, whilst ignoring, although not entirely, the core of the corruption. If we can separate the special interests from those engaged in the political process then some progress could be made where we will have representatives actually looking out for the general population. The fact that we can identify what is wrong means we can take measures to correct this situation.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, January 30th, 2014.]

How Economists and Policymakers Murdered Our Economy — Paul Craig Roberts

The economy has been debilitated by the offshoring of middle class jobs for the benefit of corporate profits and by the Federal Reserve’s policy of Quantitative Easing in order to support a few oversized banks that the government protects from market discipline. Not only does QE distort bond and stock markets, it threatens the value of the dollar and has resulted in manipulation of the gold price. See
When US corporations send jobs offshore, the GDP, consumer income, tax base, and careers associated with the jobs go abroad with the jobs. Corporations gain the additional profits at large costs to the economy in terms of less employment, less economic growth, reduced state, local and federal tax revenues, wider deficits, and impairments of social services.

When policymakers permitted banks to become independent of market discipline, they made the banks an unresolved burden on the economy. Authorities have provided no honest report on the condition of the banks. It remains to be seen if the Federal Reserve can create enough money to monetize enough debt to rescue the banks without collapsing the US dollar. It would have been far cheaper to let the banks fail and be reorganized.

US policymakers and their echo chamber in the economics profession have let the country down badly. They claimed that there was a “New Economy” to take the place of the “old economy” jobs that were moved offshore. As I have pointed out for a decade, US jobs statistics show no sign of the promised “New Economy.”

The same policymakers and economists who told us that “markets are self-regulating” and that the financial sector could safely be deregulated also confused jobs offshoring with free trade. Hyped “studies” were put together designed to prove that jobs offshoring was good for the US economy. It is difficult to fathom how such destructive errors could consistently be made by policymakers and economists for more than a decade. Were these mistakes or cover for a narrow and selfish agenda?

In June, 2009 happy talk appeared about “the recovery,” now 4.5 years old. As John Williams ( has made clear, “the recovery” is entirely the artifact of the understated measure of inflation used to deflate nominal GDP. By under-measuring inflation, the government can show low, but positive, rates of real GDP growth. No other indicator supports the claim of economic recovery.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, January 30th, 2014.]

Keiser Report (E555): MaxCoin

In this episode of the Keiser Report, Max Keiser and Stacy Herbert discuss the role the Davos discount and well executed transactions play in our declining economic fortunes. In the second half, Max interviews Jordan Fish and Luke Mitchell about the creation and launch of a new cryptocurrency called - MaxCoin! They discuss the various features on which one must decide when creating a cryptocurrency and what the role of these alt-coins are in the entire Bitcoin ecosystem.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, January 30th, 2014.]

Response to Neil De Grasse Tyson quote: UFOs are only unidentified, Not necessarily aliens.

Me: true, but depending on the type of observation made, and post observation analysis by experts (astronomers for instance), one can rationally rule out certain things in certain circumstances. Often we can say that it cannot possibly be X (Venus) or X (aircraft) or X (meteors) leaving the observation something outside what we can easily categorise. The question here is whether the observation represents new phenomena without having to answer using the ET hypothesis. IMHO some observations certainly appear to represent new phenomena - following this line of conservative arguing. I wonder if Tyson thinks there is nothing worth investigating or says that there is nothing worth investigating, whilst understanding the opposite is true.

An online response to my comment: Traveling at the speed of light, which is impossible, it would take around 100,000 years to reach the earth from the nearest possibly inhabited planet in our galaxy. Then one could ask why make such a trip in the first place and if such a journey was accomplished why not announce one

Me: I was addressing the observations without referencing the ETH - just as Tyson was doing with his conservative argument. In this case speculation about ETs is a secondary matter compared to whether new phenomena have been observed in the atmosphere. It's a classic case of not putting the cart before the horse. Thus when unusual objects are observed, being scientifically minded, we need to evaluate what was seen or recorded first and then consider very carefully what known phenomena they may correspond with. When we have good observations of phenomena that do not correspond with known phenomena then that should be considered a mystery to science and worth further investigation. If we find data indicating new phenomena we can then speculate as to its origins - whether it is a local natural occurrence or whether it may represent an impossible extra solar incursion.

And, as scientists investigating the natural world, if we were able to send probes to other star systems, of which there are estimated to be 2000 habitable worlds within 60 light years of the Earth (based on analysis of the Kepler space telescope data published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences), we would logically avoid direct contact with any intelligent life so as to make observations on their existing society. If we did announce ourselves our probes would risk upsetting their culture and we'd lose the chance to make predictions on how intelligence species evolve - whether certain types of eco systems generate intelligent life forms that self destruct. On planets with no intelligent life then we could probably be more adventurous without causing any culture shocks.   

Also, if there is intelligent life on the planets in our neighbourhood and they have technology 100,000 years ahead of us then they may be able to bridge the gap between the stars. And if you travel at the speed of light for 100,000 years you would have crossed the entire galaxy. Accelerating at 1g you could attain near light speed in about a year. However, avoiding obstructions would certainly be an issue. Surprisingly Wikipedia's entry on 'faster than light' travel provides a good summation of space travel to nearby stars at close to light speeds and effects of time dilation:

QUOTE: Since one might not travel faster than light, one might conclude that a human can never travel further from the earth than 40 light-years if the traveller is active between the age of 20 and 60. A traveller would then never be able to reach more than the very few star systems which exist within the limit of 20-40 light-years from the Earth. This is a mistaken conclusion: because of time dilation, the traveller can travel thousands of light-years during their 40 active years. If the spaceship accelerates at a constant 1 g (in its own changing frame of reference), it will, after 354 days, reach speeds a little under the speed of light (for an observer on Earth), and time dilation will increase their lifespan to thousands of Earth years, seen from the reference system of the Solar System, but the traveller's subjective lifespan will not thereby change.   END QUOTE

The overall problem with Tyson's declaration that UFOs do not necessarily equate to aliens, and that your own lack of expertise requires you to not jump to conclusions, and that the sightings could be anything mundane, is the wrongful implication that ALL unusual sightings do not represent new phenomena. Some sighting reports are well documented and may show evidence of real phenomena. Nuclear physicist Stanton Friedman points out similarly erroneous statements regarding this subject made by Carl Sagan:

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, January 30th, 2014.]

Wednesday, 29 January 2014

Why the Military Industrial Complex Needs Al-Qaeda, the Best Enemy Money Can Buy

Recent reports that Al-Qaeda militants have taken over parts of Iraq serve as a stark reminder that the United States has for decades played a crucial role in both directly and indirectly aiding in the spread of terrorists around the Middle East and North Africa as a Machiavellian tool of neo-colonialism. There’s a very good reason why Al-Qaeda now controls more territory in the Arab world than ever before.
In recent years, the symbiotic relationship between Al-Qaeda and the U.S. military industrial complex has become more transparent than ever.
When Ted Cruz infamously warned against the U.S. acting as “Al-Qaeda’s air force,” he was referring to White House support for rebel jihadists in Syria, the most effective of whom represent groups like ISIS and Jabhat al-Nusra.
While the Obama administration has claimed all along that it only seeks to aid “moderate” rebels, studies show that the civil war in Syria has allowed groups like ISIS and Jabhat al-Nusra to gain a new foothold, leading to a process of “revival and resuscitation” for Al-Qaeda, a group that had previously been on life support.
When Jabhat al-Nusra was declared a terrorist organization by the State Department, after which it swore allegiance to Al-Qaeda, 29 so-called “moderate” rebel groups in turn professed allegiance to Jabhat al-Nusra, rendering the Obama administration’s claim that it was only backing “moderate” militants completely meaningless.
These same militants, backed not only by the US but by every major NATO power, have repeatedly voiced their hatred for and intention to destroy America, as they ransack Christian churchesburn US flags, chant anti-American slogans and sing the praises of Osama Bin Ladenwhile glorifying the 9/11 attacks.
As the New York Times reported, these very same terrorists killed U.S. troops in Iraq and yet western backing for the insurgency against Bashar Al-Assad has enabled violent extremists to seize power in pockets of Syria and beyond into Iraq.
As multiple reports now confirm, Jabhat al-Nusra, the main Al-Qaeda group in Syria, is now commanding rebels and is engaged in “the heaviest frontline fighting” in Syria. As the London Guardian reported, rebels in Syria are admittedly being led by Al-Qaeda terrorists, who meet with them “every day” and train them how to make bombs. Sheik Moaz al Khatib, head of the Syrian National Coalition of Revolutionary and Opposition Forces, has also publicly affirmed his support for the terrorist group.
These same terrorists have also vowed to attack the United States once they are finished in Syria, while proclaiming their desire to see the Al-Qaeda flag flying over the White House.
However, despite the Obama White House, along with close allies like Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Turkey, playing a key role in funneling terrorists into Syria, the administration is now citing infighting amongst Al-Qaeda groups like ISIS and Jabhat al-Nusra, as well as Al-Qaeda’s presence in Iraq (which couldn’t have happened without US support for rebel jihadists in Syria), as a reason for the U.S. to become entangled in both Syria and Iraq once again.
In supporting Al-Qaeda terrorists in Syria as part of the effort to impose regime change, the Obama administration is following the same disastrous policy it pursued in Libya, backing the Al-Qaeda-affiliated Libyan Islamic FIghting Group, which also killed U.S. troops in Iraq, to overthrow Gaddafi.
That led to a country ruled by thugs who have rounded up, tortured and executed thousands of black Libyans. It also led to the attack on the US consulate in Benghazi, which was carried out by some of the very same LIFG terrorists the United States had backed just a year previously.
After the overthrow of Gaddafi, NATO powers aided in airlifting LIFG militants into Syria to continue the fight to impose Sharia law across the region.

However, using Al-Qaeda militants as pawns on a geopolitical chess board to justify neo-colonial expansion isn’t a modern phenomenon restricted to the Obama administration.
Under George W. Bush, Al-Qaeda-affiliated groups like Jundallah were used to carry out bombings and assassinations in Iran as part of a wider destabilization campaign aimed at Tehran.

The extremists are being used as pawns by various nations (USA-Israel) to further geopolitical goals. Also the creation of the War on Terror serves to justify military spending in general since the end of the Cold War.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, January 29th, 2014.]

American Anthrax

The Bush administration tried to link the '2nd wave of terrorism' to Al-Qaeda, when that out-lived it's usefulness the shift started to lean towards Saddam Hussein and his mythological bio-weapons program. ABC News, John McCain and other propagandists spread disinformation to intentionally plant the seeds in the public mind that the anthrax came from Iraq. This disinformation was spread as early as October of 2001, only one month after 9/11.

During this propaganda campaign, which eventually lead to Colin Powell's 'wmd' speech in front of the UN in 2003, the US government was fully aware that the anthrax did not come from an external source, but instead showed tell-tale signs of being a specific weaponized anthrax strain manufactured by the US military. Regardless, the idea of it being from some kind of external terrorist organization remained the conventional wisdom that the public was made to understand in the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks.

The video ends by implying that the anthrax may not have come from the US military weapons lab - but this is a claim that would need to be intensively investigated because it comes from Government sources and they have lied before.

One thing is certain, that there was pre-knowledge of the attacks, and that the letters themselves were mailed from locations in Florida and New Jersey associated with the 911 hijackers - implying that the likely US-sourced material was tied directly to the September 11 false flag attacks.

For a great timeline that explains how this crime was the work of people inside the US, that also reveals a suspect with foreknowledge of the anthrax attacks - Dr Philip Zack who was connected to bioweapons research - see this short video:

The reason why we saw the failed frame-ups by the FBI is because they were acting to cover-up the real source of the anthrax attacks, just as they covered up the real source of the 911 attacks.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, January 29th, 2014.]

The DEA: America’s Largest Cocaine Smuggler

Never before have we seen such naked corruption on a grand scale. Sooner or later, the US Federal government will have to come clean about their beneficiary role in the billions of dollars in narcotics imported into the United States each year.

Revelations surrounding ‘Operation Fast and Furious’ gave the public an insight into the nefarious, yet symbiotic relationship between US federal agencies and Mexican drug cartels.

This latest investigation (below) shows how the Greater Chicago area has been flooded with Class A drugs under the direct control of the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA). It demonstrates without a shadow of doubt that the US Federal gov’t in Washington DC is not only culpable, but profiting from this illicit trade

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, January 29th, 2014.]

Tuesday, 28 January 2014

The NSA and the 9/11 Deception

As the public finally becomes outraged over the NSA's illegal spying, members of government and the corporate media wage an information war to misdirect that anger to issues of less importance. To counteract this, a bold new citizen-led initiative to nullify the NSA is now gaining momentum around the United States.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, January 28th, 2014.]

Sanctions Against Iran illegal: Rouhani

In an exclusive interview with CNN news network on Wednesday on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland, Rouhani said anti-Iran sanctions are illegal and contravene international laws.

Rouhani’s remarks come as fifty-nine US Senators have signed up to a bill that would impose more sanctions on Iran if voted on. The American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) has reportedly been working to convince more Senators to back the draft resolution.

President Rouhani further stated, “We are not afraid of threats and the language of threats is ineffective when it comes to Iran. The language they need to choose should be a legal one, a respectful tone of voice when addressing the Iranian people. It benefits our region and the interests of other countries.”

The sanctions against Iran are illegal. This is why President Obama uses terms like 'international obligations' when referring to Iran's legal nuclear program rather that using terms like violations of International Law'. It is the USA that is in violation of International Law with their sanctions program.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, January 28th, 2014.]

Keiser Report (E554): Endless Fiat Money Supply

In this episode of the Keiser Report, Max Keiser and Stacy Herbert discuss populations trading economic sovereignty for an endless supply of fiat lottery tickets which somehow always come up losers and the water cannon of financial fraud making its way to the UK in preparation for austerity protests. In the second half, Max interviews Dr. Clive Peedell, co-leader of National Health Action Party, who claims that David Cameron has, indeed, begun privatizing the National Health Service if you were to use the definition by the World Health Organization. They discuss the impossibility of ever having a market in healthcare where there is always going to be an asymmetry of information between doctor and patient (or, 'customer,' in the case of privatization).

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, January 28th, 2014.]

Monday, 27 January 2014

Bouthaina Shaaban (Syrian Senior Adviser to President Assad): You Think the U.S. Is Any More Democratic Than Syria?

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said that current Syrian President Bashar al-Assad will not have a role in any new transitional government. President Assad's media advisor Bouthaina Shaaban appeared on CNN and asked where John Kerry gets the right to tell the Syrian people who can and cannot be their leader.

She suggested the shoe would never be on the other foot, called the U.S.' stance "colonial," and asked, "Do you think there's real democracy in the United States when they deal with countries like this?"

Wolf Blitzer brought up some graphic pictures that appear to depict victims of the Syrain Government, pictures obtained by CNN's Christiane Amanpour. Shaaban fired back that "you really have to be in Syria to know who's doing what," not judging from a distance like, she said, Amanpour was doing. She called the accusations a huge lie meant to create conflict and undermine the Syrian government.

This advisor to Assad is actually telling the truth - about outside intervention from Turkey, Saudi Arabia plus the US (NATO) fuelling the war, and the fact that the Syrian Government never used chemical weapons, and the fact that there is a concerted propaganda effort being used to support the destruction of the country - that atrocities committed by the rebels have been wrongly attributed to the Syrian Government.

This interview is from CNN - the station caught making false reports about the conflict with their 'guy on the ground' known as 'Syria Danny':

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, January 27th, 2014.]

Syria - The Disillusioned FSA Militants Surrender to SAA

The disillusioned militants of FSA surrendering to take advantage of the amnesty offered by the Syrian government.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, January 27th, 2014.]

The USA v. China in South Sudan - Another Proxy War ?

If one asks the question “who benefits from the South Sudanese civil war?” the answer is clear. The USA is presently the ONLY beneficiary of the ongoing horrors in South Sudan for this latest round of conflict has once again shut down the Chinese run oil fields in the country.

The USA has determined that its in its “national interests” to deprive China of access to Africa’s oil fields and has succeeded in its goal of again shutting down Chinese oil production in Sudan, the only majority Chinese owned oil field in Africa.

What other evidence links the USA to the South Sudanese civil war? Thanks to Wikileaks we know that the USA via the CIA has been paying the salaries of the South Sudanese Army (SPLA) since 2009. In other words, both the soldiers (“rebels”) supporting Riek Machar and the soldier supporting President Salva Kiir are being paid by the USA, paid to kill each other? Don’t take my word for it, go check Wikileaks.

Another question NOT being asked by the international  media is how is Riek Machar funding his army? Where is he getting the funds to pay for his soldiers ammunition, the fuel to run their trucks and equipment, to pay for their food? Where is this money coming from in a country complete destroyed by the ongoing fighting? If its coming from funds stolen by Riek Machar while he was Vice President of South Sudan, where are the funds deposited and how is he accessing them?

The fact that the CIA is involved, and that Chinese interests are at risk is a huge red flag. The public version of this conflict is that it is an internal power struggle between two tribal groups in Sudan. This may be true, but there is also the likelihood that this fighting was encouraged and sustained through outside influence.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, January 27th, 2014.]

Max Keiser With Derivatives Expert - Wall Street Financial Terrorism

 Max Keiser interviews Janet Tavakoli, a foremost financial derivatives expert. [From 2010]

Wall Street fraud explained. And the US Attorney General will not make the required criminal prosecutions - thusly obstructing justice.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, January 27th, 2014.]

Sunday, 26 January 2014

Al-Qaeda, NATO’s Timeless Tool - Links Connecting Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and Al-Qaeda is Upsetting Turkish Politics

So far, the authorities of the Member States of NATO affirm that the international jihadist movement, whose training they supported during the Afghan war against the Soviets (1979), would have turned against them upon the liberation of Kuwait (1991). They accuse Al-Qaeda of having attacked embassies in Kenya and Tanzania (1998) and of plotting the attacks of September 11, 2001 but admitted that, after the official death of Osama Bin Laden (2011), some jihadist elements again collaborated with them in Libya and Syria. However, Washington would have ended this tactical rapprochement in December 2012.

Now, this version is contradicted by the facts : Al-Qaeda has always fought the same enemies as the Atlantic Alliance, as reveals once again the scandal currently shaking Turkey.

We are learning that the Al-Qaeda banker, Yasin al-Qadi, who was designated as such and pursued by the United States since the attacks against embassies in Kenya and Tanzania (1998), was a personal friend of both former U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney and current Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. We discover that this " terrorist" led a lavish lifestyle, traveling by private plane and mocking UN sanctions against him. Thus, at least four times, he visited Erdoğan in 2012, arriving by the second Istanbul airport where, after disconnecting the cameras, he was welcomed by the head of the Prime Minister’s guard without going through customs.

According to the Turkish police and judges who revealed this information and incarcerated the children of several ministers involved in the case, December 17, 2013 - before being divested of the investigation (relieved of their duties) by the Prime Minister -, Yasin al-Qadi and Recep Tayyip Erdoğan had developed an extensive system of diversion of funds to finance al-Qaeda in Syria.
At the same time that this incredible double play was exposed, the Turkish police stopped a truck carrying weapons for Al-Qaeda near the Syrian border. Of the three people arrested, one said he was conveying the load on behalf of IHH, the ’humanitarian’ Association of the Turkish Muslim Brotherhood, while another claimed to be a Turkish secret agent on a mission. Ultimately, the governor prevented the police and justice from doing their work, confirming that the transport was a covert MIT (Turkish Secret Service) operation, and ordered that the truck and its load continue their journey.

Dynamite information in relation to the proxy war in Syria.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, January 26th, 2014.]

The Secret War in Libya

On Saturday January 18th, a group of heavily armed fighters stormed an air force base outside the city of Sabha in southern Libya, expelling forces loyal to the “government” of Prime Minister Ali Zeidan, and occupying the base.  At the same time, reports from inside the country began to trickle in that the green flag of the Great Socialist People’s Libyan Arab Jamahiriya was flying over a number of cities throughout the country.  Despite the dearth of verifiable information – the government in
Tripoli has provided only vague details and corroboration – one thing is certain: the war for Libya continues.

It would be presumptuous to assume that the military victories made by the pro-Gaddafi Green resistance in recent days will be long-lasting, or that they represent an irreversible shift in the political and military landscape of the country.  Though decidedly unstable, the neocolonial puppet government in Tripoli is supported economically and militarily by some of the most powerful interests in the world, making it difficult to simply overthrow it with minor victories.  However, these developments do signal an interesting shift in the calculus on the ground.  Undoubtedly there is a confluence between the black ethnic minorities and the Green fighters as both recognize their enemy as being the tribal militias who participated in the overthrow of Gaddafi as well as the central government in Tripoli.  Whether a formal alliance emerges from this remains to be seen.

Were such an alliance to develop however, it would be a watershed moment in the continued war for Libya.  As Green resistance fighters have shown in Sabha, they are able to organize themselves in the south of the country where they enjoy a large degree of popular support.  One could imagine an alliance in the south that would be able to hold territory and possibly consolidate power throughout the southern part of Libya, creating a de facto independent state.  Naturally, the cry from NATO and its apologists would be that this is anti-democratic and counter-revolution.   This would be understandable as their goal of a unified Libya subservient to international finance capital and oil interests would become unattainable.

One should be careful not to make too many assumptions about the situation in Libya today, as reliable details are hard to come by.  More to the point, Western media has attempted to completely suppress the fact that the Green resistance even exists, let alone is active and winning victories.  All this simply further illustrates that the war for Libya rages on, whether the world wants to admit it or not.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, January 26th, 2014.]

Davos: Orgy of Out of Touch Billionaires

Abby Martin highlights those attending the World Economic Forum in Davos Switzerland, calling attention to how out of touch the billionaires who attend the conference are with the rest of the world.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, January 26th, 2014.]

Saturday, 25 January 2014

Who is Behind the Ukrainian Riots? - New World Next Week

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, January 25th, 2014.]

Syrian Torture Claims - Without the Torture- Unlike Abu Ghraib - Odd?

And if these are images of Syrian citizens it would make more sense to me that these are indeed images taken by the hired killers. They have been killing so many Syrian citizens all along.

As for all the other claims:
"Military hospital"? sufficiently vague. How many militarized hospitals are controlled by the mercs and NGO’s? Perhaps these images were produced in some Israeli hospital, who really knows?
How many Syrian civilians have the mercs tortured, maimed, raped and killed?
How many persons have the mercs mutilated and then took pics of the  very atrocities they committed?. Their handiwork? Including organ eating?
I am quite certain our Qatari backed military police defector could get his hands on plenty of those images? There are so many of them available on line. One can only imagine the private holdings of the merciless
(captagon high) hired killers?

"The former prosecutors said they were satisfied there was "clear evidence, capable of being believed by a tribunal of fact in a court of law, of systematic torture and killing of detained persons by the agents of the Syrian government. It would support findings of crimes against humanity and could also support findings of war crimes against the current Syrian regime."
There might be evidence of torture? Goodness knows there has been enough reports of atrocities by the rebels. Mass killings. Use of chemical weapons. Beheadings and more. But is there any real evidence of connecting the torture to the Syrian government or Syrian officials? Who conducted the torture?
 Important stuff. None of it addressed by these allegations

The team said they found the informant and his evidence to be credible after "rigorous scrutiny." The images were also examined and authenticated by three forensic science experts, the Guardian said.
The images are most likely real. But that doesn't tell us where? When? Who?

Apparently the images of the dead give no indication as to who carried out the killings - unlike Abu Ghraib where there were numerous pictures showing guards posing with those being tortured. The fact that this whole episode is being sponsored by the Qataris who are funding the terrorists in Syria indicates this is probably a hoax.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, January 25th, 2014.]

Mitt Romney Admits "They Had To Steal Republican Nomination" From Ron Paul

In a new documentary called "Mitt" Mitt Romney all but states that they stole the Republican nomination from Ron Paul. This new documentary was released last friday at the Sundance Film Festival in Utah.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, January 25th, 2014.]

Keiser Report (E553): Vassal State of Troika

In this episode of the Keiser Report, Max Keiser and Stacy Herbert discuss the fact that a vassal state of the Troika has been listed as number 9 in terms of economic freedom by the Heritage Foundation and Wall Street Journal. With that, they ask what is economic freedom in a neo-liberal, hyper-contractualized and financialized world run by big business, big banks and big bureaucrats. In the second half, Max interviews Payu Harris and his attempt to bring Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies to the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota. Payu suggests cryptos and the blockchain can offer unbreakable, sacrosanct contracts.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, January 25th, 2014.]

Friday, 24 January 2014

A Letter to ABC News Radio - On Their Propaganda-like Coverage of the Geneva II Peace Talks and Failure to Report on the Proxy War.

Dear ABC,

In regard to your early morning coverage of the Geneva II 'peace talks' on 23/1, why do you continue to mislead your audience by failing to point out that the conflict in Syria is largely a proxy war? Most of your reporting simplistically reflects the propaganda put out by those seeking to destroy the Syrian State - even the academic expert you had on brought little truth to your story.

The Syrian foreign minister was correct in complaining about outside interference in the war.
Without the hijacking of the anti-government protests by violent groups sponsored by the West, and without armed fighters trained in Turkey crossing the border, there would have been no war.

Early complaints about the fighting from Syrians told of peaceful protests being overrun by armed gangs. This story has been confirmed by refugees, victimised religious groups within Syria, and a fact finding mission that included Noble Peace Prize laureate, Mairead Maguire.

(Here is a link to Maguire's view on the proxy war and the Geneva II talks:  

I looked at your page on Syrian opposition parties and noticed that it downplayed the role of the extremist groups that have done the bulk of the fighting and terrorising. There is a distinction between the publicly spun role of these groups and what they are actually doing on the ground and the composition of their fighters - many of whom are foreigners and/or extremists. Independent analysis of the massacre in Homs and other atrocities have shown these attacks to be the work of rebel groups, not the Assad Government. The lack of accurate reporting, including corrections to the record regarding which side has been deliberately attacking civilians, is lamentable and inexcusable.

Your sanitised page also neglects to mention that the extremists have been funded and armed by Saudi Arabia and Qatar - which is on the public record. Without outside help these groups, and the FSA being armed and trained in Turkey, through NATO, would not be able to function. When your report mentioned that these groups were simply 'Al Qaeda' funded you should have considered the central role of US ally Saudi Arabia in this funding.

The worst thing about the reporting is that you took the word of US Secretary of State John Kerry at face value. Kerry and Obama have lied repeatedly about the fighting in Syria. They lied about the earlier massacres and they lied about the recent chemical weapons attacks that were carried out by opposition groups attempting to frame Assad in order to gain further, more direct, outside assistance. 

Here is a link exposing John Kerry's lies about the UN weapons inspectors in Syria making it look like the Assad government was refusing to co-operate after the Ghouta chemical attack:

Point of fact: The rebels were caught with Sarin gas components in Southern Turkey, they were identified as being the culprits in gas attacks inside Syria by Carla del Ponte's UN team, and MIT professors recently concluded that the 2km range of the projectiles used to carry gas in the Ghouta attack meant they could not have been fired from government controlled areas.

Your FAQ page on Chemical weapons use in Syria is seriously flawed and contains only the unsupported claims put out by the oppositions groups, and their supporters (the USA et al) who lied about earlier massacres. For a simple to understand overview of the chemical weapons situation see these links:

You should also note that the recent reports on torture and starvation conducted by the Assad Government is likely propaganda and needs to be investigated further since it was sponsored by Qatar - a backer of the extremist forces in Syria (ie the ones performing summary executions, decapitations of civilians etc.)

Your coverage of the Syria proxy war is a disgrace. Stop acting as propagandists and act as real journalists.

Related Info:

EMERGENCY ALERT: Latest Syrian Chemical Attack Follows History of False Flag Provocations

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

RECAP: Obama & Kerry Caught Misleading [LYING] on Syria & Weapons Inspectors

President Obama and John Kerry have been caught deliberately misleading the American people about Syria & Weapons Inspectors He's made it clear he will attack without Congressional Authorization. PLEASE pass that on to everyone you can.

Looks like the Obama Administration is pretty much lying about everything in order to kick off a war. Make some noise and discourage the warmongers.

Related Propaganda:

How to create an Angry American

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

Nobel Peace Laureate: Syrian People have the Right for Self-Determination (No More Proxy War!)

Peace in Syria: Speech by Mairead Maguire in Warsaw, Poland. Oct.2013 [Sourced from Oriental]

Dear Friends,

In May, 2013 I led a 16 person peace delegation into Syria at the invitation of Mussalaha National Movement in what we witnessed happening inside Syria was not fairly depicted in the International media which was not reporting gross violations against international law and humanitarian international law by foreign countries and fighters that are using a proxy war for the purpose of Regime change and geo-strategical benefits. We would remind those foreign governments who are training and funding foreign fighters that it is illegal under United Nations Charter to arm forces to topple elected governments. During our visit we witnessed that the civilian population was and still is, suffering the invasion of thousands of foreign fighters from many countries, who are fuelling insecurity, death, chaos, and destruction everywhere. The ongoing tension in Syria is fuelled by sectarian violent Islamic ideology that pushes  Rebels to the cruelest acts of barbarism against their opponents.  This invasion of Syria by outside forces has caused one of the greatest humanitarian crises since World War Two.  Over l00,000 people dead, thousands internally displaced and over a million refugees fleeing Syria into surrounding countries. It is important that the UN and all international bodies, and host countries,  continue to give as much help to the Syrian refugees who lives have been shattered by this ongoing humanitarian tragedy.

We lament the international media propaganda coverage of the Syrian crisis that did not report the truth of what was happening in Syria, but rather gave a false narrative of the true situation inside Syria.  We lament that Syria has been weakened by so much violence of insurgency groups and has been led down the path of sectarian violence instigated by the west and some gulf states. The media has a responsibility to expose the information warfare that is being carried out, through fake videos, lies, and propaganda, and are using the suffering of the Syrian people, in a most cruel form to appeal to the emotions of international community in an attempt to get further support in funding and arms and try to force the world community to military intervention. However, in spite of the information war being carry out by rebels and some proxy human rights groups many people around the world remembering Iraq and Afghanistan and Libya, don’t trust the simplistic narrative being fed to them by mainstream media are saying no to military intervention and yes to supporting the reconciliation and peace movement and political dialogue as a way to solving the conflict.

We support the courage of the High Commission for Human Rights for its endeavour to conduct fact finding mission to unveil the terrible reality of the Syrian crisis and help prevent the ongoing ethnic, religious and political cleansing that is happening in this country in the name of freedom and democracy.

The Syrian state should not be dismantled and the economic sanctions that are causing much suffering to the people of Syria should be lifted immediately. No outside military intervention or support for militants should be allowed.  The International community should put pressure on those countries who are fuelling terror to stop and should encourage all parties to attend the Geneva II peace conference to give the Syrian people the right to self-determination through legal elections without foreign interference to achieve an honourable transformation towards a peaceful future and participation in the free democratic world. We applaud the work of the chemical weapons team to destroy Syrian chemical weapons, and we hope it will work for the destruction of all chemical weapons, including Israel’s. The continued negotiations, which should include Syria and regional governments, should be fully supported by the west. This will include talking to President Assad’s government and opposition forces in order to reach a negotiated settlement. The issue is not who talks to who, but how quickly can all parties to the conflict, talk together in order to save lives and save Syria from being further destroyed and divided. We encourage all those who are using violence to stop and to participate in peaceful dialogue now to save Syria.

There is a growing recognition that there will not be a military and paramilitary solution to the Syrian conflict or the Middle East conflict, but only through dialogue and negotiation can peace be reached.

We pay tribute to the great work of so many of the religious leaders, both Muslim and Christian, and to many in the Syrian Civil society who in spite of so much suffering have continued to bravely work for an end to violence and engage in dialogue with everyone.

We would encourage  people to give support to Mother Agnes Mariam and the Mussalaha national movement in Syria working with all the componentsof the Syrian society for peace, forgiveness and reconciliation as a preparation for a final political settlement for the people of Syria.

Mrs. Mairead Maguire, the 1976 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate and currently a spokesperson for Mussalaha International Reconciliation Movement in Syria.

Sourced from:

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

Sibel Edmonds Explains the CIA's "Reverse Engineering" of Erdogan

In this exclusive interview for the Boiling Frogs Post Eyeopener report, FBI whistleblower Sibel Edmonds discusses her recent article, "Turkish PM Erdogan: The Speedy Transformation of an Imperial Puppet." We talk about Erdogan's falling out with Fethullah Gülen and the CIA, and how serviceable puppets are discarded by their shadow government masters when they reach their "expiration date."

Erdogan is doing weapons deals with China and pushing back slightly against his Western 'handlers' - perhaps as a response to his rising unpopularity in Turkey. The powers-that-shouldn't-be are putting the heat on.

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

Retired Admirals, Generals Call on Obama to Close Gitmo

Wednesday marked the five-year anniversary since President Barack Obama signed an executive order that was supposed to pave the way to close the detention center at Guantanamo Bay. But five years later, the camp still has not closed, 77 of the detainees are cleared for transfer out of the prison and human rights advocates decry the indefinite detention and the use of torture. Now a group of 31 retired admirals and generals has written a letter to the president calling on him to make good on his repeated promise to close Gitmo.

Being a military facility the prison in Cuba can be closed at any time by Obama.

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

Thursday, 23 January 2014

5 Reasons The Latest Report On Syria War Crimes Might Not Be True

1. The Gulf State Feudal Monarchy Qatar is the sponsor of the report. Qatar is, of course, one of the major sponsors of the Syrian invasion (aka the Syrian “rebels”) and has played a massively important role in financing, training, arming, and directing the death squads currently being mopped up by the Assad government.

2. The source of the report. One would be justified in questioning the nature of the report since the sole source of the material comes by virtue of an allegedly “defected Syrian military police officer” who was apparently fine with photographing thousands of dead victims for over a year until now. Regardless of the possibility for such a “moral” conversion, taking information from a “defected” member of government forces once again returns us to the realm of the “
activists say” school of journalism – a notorious method used by Western media outlets to promote the side of the death squads and only the side of the death squads as fact in popular reports.

3. Past claims of Assad’s “Crimes Against Humanity.” It is important to remember past experiences with Western claims against Assad for alleged “crimes against humanity,” all of which turned out to have been committed by the death squads, not the Syrian government. From the
Houla massacre to the Ghouta chemical weapons attacks, the Syrian government has been exonerated by all credible evidence. The death squads, however, have been proven guilty by virtue of their own video tapes and Youtube accounts, guilty of some of the most horrific acts imaginable. While many innocent people have no doubt been killed in the crossfire between the military and the death squads, the Western media has done everything in its power to place the blood of each and every death inside Syria in the hands of the government.

Let us also not forget the other famous
Codename, “Curveball,” that played a major role in the initiation of a previous and still ongoing conflict that was later admitted to be a fabrication. Being fooled by the same type of propaganda twice in ten years is indeed a humiliation too great for a country to bear.

4.) Possibility that the death squads could have killed the victims shown in the report. The victims shown in the report have clearly been abused and starved. However, before jumping to conclusions about just how these unfortunate individuals met their fate, perhaps it would be a good idea to look back at the context of the victims. As mentioned earlier, the death squads operating in Syria are no strangers to crimes against humanity, murder, and torture. In fact, they have been both the initiators of such depravity and overwhelmingly the largest proprietors of it

The fifth reason is the timing of the report right before the Geneva II peace talks.

The overarching issue, not covered in link above, is the fact that the war in Syria is a proxy conflict.

The armed gangs that took over the protest movement in the earliest days were a mix of internally based opposition with strong support from the west (this being part of a long term program to divide the country) or they were outside jihadists, trained by NATO in Turkey, who were introduced into Syria at the earliest opportune moment.

The NATO actions in Syria, with Saudi and Qatari involvement, were a mirror of what happened in Libya, minus the air power element that turned the tide of the battle in that first conflict.

The war in Syria can end if outside countries withdraw their support for the jihadists who make up the core of the fighting force trying to oust the Assad Government.

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

The Danger of Ignoring Eisenhower's Warning about the Military Industrial Complex

Abby Martin remarks on the anniversary of President Eisenhower's farewell address, citing his warning to the American people of the danger of the military industrial complex.

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

Keiser Report (E552): Hand Jive of Fraud

In this episode of the Keiser Report, Max Keiser and Stacy Herbert discuss the fact that brokerages and exchanges have been become so packed with fraud, there's hardly room to commit fraud and so the hand jive of bank fraud has been born as brokers front run Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, defrauding the hapless American taxpayer. In the second half, Max interviews Sandeep Jaitly of Fekete Research about the gold market.

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

Australian Heatwaves are Nothing New

No doubt we will hear how the current heatwaves in Australia are “unprecedented” and evidence of dangerous man-made global warming.

They are neither “global” nor “unprecedented”.

In the great heatwave of 1896, with nearly 200 deaths, the temperature at Bourke did not fall below 45.6 degC for six weeks, and the maximum was 53.3 degC. Bushfires raged throughout NSW and 66 people perished in the heat.

In 1897, Perth had an 18 day heatwave with a record of 43.3 degC. Other heatwaves were reported at Winton, 1891, Melbourne 1892, Boulia 1901, Sydney 1903, Perth 1906 and so on.

Why don’t we hear of these severe heatwaves from the past? Simple – the government Bureau of Meteorology conveniently ignores all temperature records before 1910.

The comments section at the link above also reveals that the BOM (Bureau of Meteorology) is cooking their data, like other key climate data processing centres around the world like the GISS and NOAA, to make past temperatures seem cooler in order to claim modern day record hot temperatures.

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

Wednesday, 22 January 2014

'Magnet for Jihadists': Syria Turns into Terrorist Training Center

The plague of terror sweeping Syria - especially fighting Al-Qaeda - should become the main focus of the conference, according to the Russian Foreign Minister. Some jihadist militant groups refuse to play by anyone's rules, adopting the 'every man for himself' tactics.

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

Dr. Paul Craig Roberts: If the Currency Collapses & You Try to Flee Into Gold,There Won't Be Any

Former Assistant Treasury Secretary Dr. Paul Craig Roberts says, "The West is draining itself of physical bullion. . . If there is a currency collapses and you try to flee into gold, there won't be any there. The Chinese will have it." So, is this the year gold and silver stage a big turnaround? Roberts says, "It's gone on longer than I thought it could go on. I didn't realize all the deceptive and crooked methods they would use to rig the markets. The notion that a democratic capitalist country having its markets rigged by its own authorities--it blows the mind. This is not normal. What will they do next? I don't know." Join Greg Hunter as he goes One-on-One with economist Dr. Paul Craig Roberts.

The most important aspect of this interview is their analysis of the US economy - that there is no recovery, that most of the population is headed towards or below the poverty line, and that ALL the markets are rigged. Another problem is Obamacare, with its system of fines, its role in increasing medical costs and ability to transfer wealth from the poor to the rich (corporations) when your costs are reimbursed through asset or wealth confiscation. The big question is when the system will implode. Will we witness a slow train wreck or a rapid collapse?

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

Tuesday, 21 January 2014

The Psychology of Being a “Non-Conspiracy Theorist”

There is a brand of people amongst us. They have no name but they exist. They are everywhere, at work, at home, at school, and in the streets, stores, and shopping malls. It is highly unlikely to not know someone who belongs in this category. It’s the so called non-conspiracy theorists. You know, the guy who tries to terminate conversations by alleging that you are nothing more than a “conspiracy theorist” and the information you share is false or not believable. Yes, that guy. Let’s meet face to face with your typical non-conspiracy theorist. We all know them, they often are the ones who hold the “conspiracy” verbal accusation as a valid logically defined argument in and of itself. The logic works like this:

Conspiracy theorist says: “You are claiming that fire alone can cause a building to self-implode, descend at freefall speed into its own footprint? That’s physically impossible, what about Newton’s Laws and laws of thermal dynamics and such? “

Non-conspiracy theorist says: “No, you are wrong because you are a conspiracy theorist.”

And with that, often the non-conspiracy theorist will walk away. What’s happening? They had nothing to elaborate on, so the non-conspiracy theorist - whose thinking is engineered and controlled by government, mainstream media and Hollywood entertainment - resorted to a socially engineered answer. For this reason it is fascinating to explore the mindset and psychology of the individuals who take this position in place of a logical stance.

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

Top Four Mysterious DC Deaths

Abby Martin speaks with BTS producer, Manuel Rapalo, about a few of the most mysterious unexplained deaths in DC's history, including the case of Bruce Ivins who was linked to the 2001 anthrax attacks and Deborah Jean Palfrey, the infamous Madam of DC.

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

Truth About the Seralini Rat-Tumor-GMO Study Explodes

Not because Seralini did anything unethical, not because he plagiarized material, not because he was dishonest in any way, but because:

He used rats which (supposedly) had an inherent tendency to develop tumors (the Sprague-Dawley strain), and because he used too few rats (10). That’s it. Those were Seralini’s errors.

Well, guess what? Eight years prior to Seralini, Monsanto also did a rat-tumor-GMO study and published it in the very same journal. Monsanto’s study showed there were no tumor problems in the rats. But here’s the explosive kicker. Monsanto used the same strain of rats that Seralini did and same number of rats (10). And nobody complained about it.

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

Monday, 20 January 2014

Chemical Claims: MIT Study Finds Syrian Regime Not Behind Chemical Rocket Attacks

The U.S. conclusion that a chemical attack near Damascus in August was carried out by the government has been challenged by a team of highly respected experts. Washington immediately blamed President Assad, but a new report from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology found the rocket couldn't have been fired from government-controlled areas.

A good summation on RT explaining the MIT debunking of the Obama Administration claims regarding the Syrian chemical weapons attack.

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

The Truthseeker: 'Unequivocal' Cell Phones Cause Cancer

Mobiles 'cooking the brain'; brain tumors become children's number one killer illness; and leaked industry memo admits 'wargaming' the science. Seek truth from facts with former senior White House adviser Devra Davis, Storyleak editor Anthony Gucciardi, 'cell phone survivor' Bret Bocook, Microwave News editor Louis Slesin, top radiation biologist Dariusz Leszczynski, and Ellie Marks, whose husband Alan's suing the industry for his brain tumor.

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

911 Fast and Furious - The Twin Towers

Believing the official account of the September 11 attacks involves three things; either ignorance of the evidence that refutes what has been claimed by the Government; incompetence in coming to understand the basic scientific principles at issue; or gullibility in terms accepting, without much question, the truthfulness of the official account.

Understanding the truth about 911 is not difficult for those with discerning minds.

Related Info:

Shear Ignorance NIST and WTC7

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

Keiser Report (E551): Capitalism 2.0

In this episode of the Keiser Report, Max Keiser and Stacy Herbert discuss Bitcoin 2.0. The currency application of Bitcoin was version 1.0, now there are dozens of new and innovative ideas riding the blockchain and, in the process, creating Capitalism 2.0. In the second half, Max interviews Reggie Middleton of about his own Bitcoin 2.0 application for hedging. Reggie says that if Bitcoin were a car, it would be one which also comes with its own road and which can go faster than any other car on the road and pay no tolls - it is an intelligent currency, unlike dumb fiat.

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

Sunday, 19 January 2014

MIT Report Challenges US Claims Over Syrian Chemical Weapons Use (Assad did not do it)

In the report titled “Possible Implications of Faulty US Technical Intelligence,” Richard Lloyd, a former UN weapons inspector, and Theodore Postol, a professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), examined the delivery rocket’s design and calculated possible trajectories based on the payload of the cargo.

The authors concluded that sarin gas “could not possibly have been fired at East Ghouta from the ‘heart’, or from the Eastern edge, of the Syrian government controlled area shown in the intelligence map published by the White House on August 30, 2013.”

Based on mathematical calculations, Lloyd and Postol estimate the rocket with such aerodynamics could not travel more than 2 kilometers.

To illustrate their conclusion, the authors included the original White House map that depicted areas under Assad control and those held by the opposition. Based on the firing range and troop locations on August 21, the authors conclude that all possible launching points within the 2 km radius were in rebel-held areas.

All previous instances of chemical weapons use in Syria was due to the rebels. Obama and Kerry were lying when they said they had evidence showing that the Syrian Government was responsible. They never showed any evidence to support their claim and the UN report didn't indicate who had fired the CW rounds.

This episode of the proxy war was yet another ploy intended to draw in direct outside intervention - and it failed.

Related Info:

EMERGENCY ALERT: Latest Syrian Chemical Attack Follows History of False Flag Provocations

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

'No indication Geneva 2 will be a Meaningful Decision' (ft. Pepe Escobar)

On the ground in Syria, over a thousand people have now been killed during inter-rebel fighting, with radicals connected to al-Qaeda now waging war against more-moderate groups. Let's talk more on that with Pepe Escobar, roving correspondent for Asia Times, he joins me live from London.

Pepe points out that negotiations would have to include the Saudis who are responsible with NATO for running the proxy war in Syria. The problem, as far as peace is concerned, rests with the foreign intervention.

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

ICC to Prosecute UK Officials for Iraq War Crimes? - New World Next Week

Story #1: Devastating Dossier on 'Abuse' by UK Forces in Iraq Goes to International Criminal Court; ICC Urged to Investigate War Crimes of UK Politicians During Iraq Conflict; Ariel Sharon: Serial War Criminal, Mass Murderer

Story #2: New CFR "Dream Team" to Sweep the Fed; People Not In Labor Force Soar To Record 91.8 Million; Labor Participation Rate Lowest Since 1978

Story #3: As Spill Fallout Continues, Freedom Industries Cited at Second West Virginia Site; Influx of ER Visits Reported Following Lifted 'Do Not Use' Advisories; Wikipedia: 2014 Elk River Chemical Spill

A good selection of important news from NWNW.

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

Stasi 2.0: 'NSA Using Same illegal Spy Tactics from Cold War'

When leaked files from the US National Security Agency revealed that the American spies had been keeping close tabs on a key ally - Germany - the government there was furious, comparing the practices to those of the East Germany's notorious secret police. RT's Peter Oliver met with a veteran of that service - to find out just how similar the two really are.

The importance of the NSA spying is that it has been used to blackmail individuals in power. While a lot of people don't care if their correspondence is being recorded, people like judges, police, media and politicians can be subject to blackmail so they will act in the interests of the Security State (and corporations tied to the State).

Related Info:

Sibel Edmonds (FBI whistleblower) Blows the Whistle on Government Blackmailing

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

Saturday, 18 January 2014

The Destabilization of Iraq: Mission Accomplished

Abby Martin speaks with ANSWER Coalition coordinator Eugene Puryear, about the deadly state of Iraq, highlighting the ongoing wave of violence and instability that's plagued the city of Fallujah for decades.

The point of the US neo-con invasion of Iraq was to fundamentally weaken the country. There has been a long standing plan to destroy rivals to the state of Israel for decades and after 911, with many neoconservatives in and around the White House, their plans could be put in action:

The Neo-Conservative Agenda

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

Israel's Nukes Now Mentioned in British Newspapers

When will American papers admit Israel has nukes? Not even after they used them the US would still be in denial of it.

Despite claims to the contrary, no one is going to attack Israel because of their nuclear arsenal which numbers in the hundreds. The danger for the rest of the world is that the Israeli's may have planted nukes in other countries for use in false flag attacks or for instances of outright extortion. The Israeli embassy in New York is radiation hot spot.

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

DANGER: Nullify NSA Gaining Ground (Racism! Slavery!)

Do you know of the new danger stalking the land? Don't be fooled by those who tell you it's about stopping federal government overreach or putting an end to NSA spying! Just trust Rachel Maddow when she tells you it's all about slavery and racism. If you try to stop government tyranny, plantations will crop up again in the south overnight, just you watch!

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

Keiser Report (E550): Pimping USA

In this episode of the Keiser Report, Max Keiser and Stacy Herbert discuss the pimps from the Pacific Northwest of America who claim to have no idea just how dangerous their products are to innocent bystanders - like the backdoors in Skype which are dangerous weapons against Constitutional rights or the holes in the internet which leave it vulnerable to malware that turns users into bitcoin slaves. In the second half, Max interviews Arjen Kamphuis about tinfoil as the new black and intelligence agency click fraud as the new payment system for co-operation with corporate and industrial espionage.

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

Friday, 17 January 2014

Massive West Coast Sea Life Die-Off Accelerates: Special Report

Oregon natives confirmed to Infowars Friday that strange anomalies have sprung up along the Pacific coast in what amounts to further testimony supporting the fact the media is suppressing both the surge in extremely high radiation readings along the West Coast and the subsequent die off of sea life in the area.

In past instances of radioactive fallout you see patches (as noted in the clip) with higher readings because of variations in where the plume drifts and also because of the localised rainfall pattern. After Chernobyl some areas of Europe were more significantly contaminated than others.

The ruined reactors at Fukushima, that are still undergoing fission, must be entombed to stop further fallout. We need an international effort that will encase the buildings in concrete in three dimensions. The fact that nothing significant is being done is tantamount to murder.   

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, January 17th, 2014.]

Chinese Troops to Seize Zhongye Island Back From the Philippines in 2014

Relying on US support, the Philippines is so arrogant as to announce in the New Year that it will increase its navy and air force deployment at Zhongye Island, a Chinese island that it has illegally occupied for years.

It will be an intolerable insult to China

According to experts, the Chinese navy has drawn a detailed combat plan to seize the island and the battle will be restricted within the South China Sea.

Mike Rivero at points out that this move by the Philippines looks like a deliberate precursor to conflict:
"This is a repeat of the8-step plan drawn up my ONI Lt. Cmdr Arthur H. McCollum and followed by Roosevelt to goad Japan into war. The idea is to carry out acts which seem trivial to the American way of thinking but which are horrible insults to a targeted foreign government to provoke a war and blame it on them. I hope China's leadership understands they are walking into a trap if they invade Zhongye Island. The US needs a state of war with China to halt the advance of the Yuan as a global currency threat to the US dollar."
The US is looking for an excuse to cover for their disastrous financial/economic state, and to stop the rise of Chinese influence in the world overall.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, January 17th, 2014.]

Obama's Fake Economic Recovery

Shortly after he took office in 2009, headlines touted recovery. It never began. It doesn't exist. Protracted Main Street Depression conditions affect growing millions.
Things go from bad to worse. Human suffering is real. Pathetically little is done to help. Neoliberal harshness is official policy. Both parties support it. Obama's agenda is anti-populist. He targets America's most disadvantaged. He's done so throughout his tenure. He deplores social justice. He's gutting America's New Deal and Great Society. He's waging class war. He's force-feeding pain and suffering. He's got lots more planned ahead. He wants maximum wealth shifted to corporate America and super- rich elites. He wants it stolen from ordinary people to benefit them. He lies claiming otherwise.   Social safety net protections are disappearing on his watch. It's happening when they're most needed. Rogue politicians don't care. Bipartisan complicity bears full responsibility. Obama does most of all. He demands neoliberal harshness. Since taking office, he's cut numerous social programs. He wants Medicare and Social Security privatized en route to eliminating them altogether.   He's beholden solely to monied interests. They own him. They make policy. Whatever they want they get. It comes at the expense of popular interests.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, January 17th, 2014.]

Thursday, 16 January 2014

The BFP Roundtable Dissects the "Alternative" Media (MUST SEE)

Alternative to what and independent of whom? These are the questions that are seldom asked of the pseudo-alternative, foundation-funded and establishment-dependent "alternative" media. Today on the BFP Roundtable, Sibel Edmonds, Peter B. Collins, Guillermo Jimenez and James Corbett discuss the meltdown of the dinosaur media paradigm and how the establishment is using the pseudo-alternatives to continue to forward their agenda. We also discuss ways of counteracting this and positing real solutions to the problems we are facing.

An extremely important discussion from Boiling Frogs Post this time focusing on media bias and outright corruption impacting the alternative press. The issue centres around real independent journalism versus 'controlled' narrow-parameter, including pseudo-alternative media, reporting and sensationalism.

The panel points out how there are 'pretend independent' media organisations that offer only mild criticism of events in which they ramp up mainstream criticisms as if they were independent.

Also addressed is the fact that trivial entertainment continually distracts the population from the really important issues, like stolen US elections. Celebrity, emotion-driven, stories play well because many people focus on matters relating to personal relationships or experience, rather than events or ideas.

Perhaps a good solution in appealing to the masses is to have celebrity alternative news (real alternative news) icons. At the very least, we do have entertaining truth clips that appeal to the masses - such as '911: A Conspiracy Theory'. Alternative news can be entertaining.

Another issue raised is the battle of real truth-based journalism against partisan thinking. Sibel has brought up this point on many occasions where people are looking for their news to fit into either a left or right wing paradigm rather than an honest fact-centred truth paradigm. 

Education is the first step in combatting the false thinking and corruption - the Internet, although somewhat problematic, being the source for independent information. From this point there are many ways to act. Sibel advocates a 'nullification' process.

This is an awesome discussion that deals with many psychological and propaganda aspects relating to news and information.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, January 16th, 2014.]