Wednesday, 31 December 2014

New World Next Year - 2015

Welcome to New World Next Week — the video series from Corbett Report and Media Monarchy that covers some of the most important developments in open source intelligence news. This year: Pilato’s 2014 Story: The Mainstreaming of Conspiracy, Corbett's 2014 Story: Treaties, Trade Deals Quietly Transform Our World Behind The Scenes, Pilato’s 2015 Trend: Full Disclosure and the Further Exposure of the So-Called Elite The U.K. Political Pedophile Ring Scandal is Just The Tip of the Iceberg - The Full Story is Much More Disturbing, Corbett's 2015 Trend: Alternative Media Will Go From Conspiracy To Community.

Great summary of 2014 events with interesting trend predictions for 2015.

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

The Outlook for the New Year — Paul Craig Roberts

In my opinion, it took the Russians and Chinese too long to comprehend the evil that has control in Washington. Therefore, both countries risk nuclear attack prior to the full operational capability of their conjoined defense. As the Western economy is a house of cards, Russia and China could collapse the Western economy before the neoconservatives can drive the world to war. As Washington’s aggression against both countries is crystal clear, Russia and China have every right to the following defensive measures.

As the US and EU are conducting economic warfare against Russia, Russia could claim that by wrecking the Russian economy the West has deprived Russia of the ability to repay loans to the European banks. If this does not bring down the thinly capitalized EU banks, Russia can announce that as NATO countries are now officially recognized by Russian war doctrine as an enemy of the Russian state, Russia can no longer support NATO’s aggression against Russia by selling natural gas to NATO members. If the shutdown of much of European industry, rapidly rising rates of unemployment, and bank failures do not result in the dissolution of NATO and thus the end of the threat, the Chinese can act.

The Chinese hold a very large amount of dollar-denominated financial assets. Just as the Federal Reserve’s agents, the bullion banks, dump massive shorts onto the bullion futures markets during periods of little activity in order to drive down the bullion price, China can dump the equivalent in US Treasuries of years of Quantitative Easing in a few minutes. If the Federal Reserve quickly creates dollars with which to purchase the enormous quantity of Treasuries so that the financial house of cards does not implode, the Chinese can then dump the dollars that they are paid for the bonds in the currency market. Whereas the Federal Reserve can print dollars with which to purchase the Treasuries, the Fed cannot print foreign currencies with which to buy the dollars.
The dollar would collapse, and with it the power of the Hegemon. The war would be over without a shot or missile fired.

In my view, Russia and China owe it to the world to prevent the nuclear war intended by the neoconservatives simply by replying in kind to Washington’s economic warfare. Russia and China hold all the cards. Not Washington.

Russia and China should give no warning. They should just act. Indeed, instead of step by step, Russia and China could simultaneously use the counter-measures. With four US banks holding derivatives totaling many times world GDP, the financial explosion would be the equivalent to a nuclear one. The US and Europe would be finished, and the world would be saved.

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

How the "Conspiracy Theory" Label is Used to Dismiss and Discredit Dissent

The term "conspiracy theory" is commonly used to discredit criticism of the powerful in government or business. Clip is from the documentary, "Counter Intelligence".

People knowingly using the term 'conspiracy theory' in a derogatory way, to derail interest in a crime, are obstructing justice, which is itself a crime.

Criminals, traitors and the grossly misinformed use the term 'conspiracy theory', or similar terms such as 'tin foil hat wearers', to deliberately ridicule interest in covert state sponsored criminal activities - such as proxy wars, assassinations and false flag events.

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

Two More Ministers Accused in the VIP Child Abuse Scandal: MP Wants Secrets Act Lifted to Let Police Speak Out

Scotland Yard has been handed the names of two more former Government ministers accused of sexually abusing children.

Campaigning MP John Mann said he was approached last week by a victim who claims to have been abused by the politicians – one a peer – in the 1980s and has passed the detailed allegations to detectives.

The latest phase in his search for the truth about a suspected Westminster child sex ring came as he called for retired detectives to be granted an unprecedented amnesty from the Official Secrets Act to help lift the lid on alleged VIP abusers.

Allowing former Special Branch officers who witnessed the alleged events to speak out could be central to bringing prosecutions, said Mr Mann. He has now called on Home Secretary Theresa May to lift Official Secrets Act restrictions.

The new allegations of child abuse emerged after the Bassetlaw MP handed a carefully-researched dossier about five paedophile rings to police with the names of 22 MPs. It includes 13 ex-ministers, at least two of whom are claimed to have gone to 'abuse parties' held at Dolphin Square, the luxury riverside estate in Pimlico which has been home to dozens of MPs.

However, Mr Mann said the latest claims, which involve two former politicians who are still alive, are 'entirely separate'. 'Someone has contacted me with some very precise allegations – not just the names but the basis of the allegations – and it is going straight to the police,' he said.

He said the key to unlocking the truth behind the saga lies with retired Special Branch detectives who witnessed events and could be 'absolutely critical' in providing information to an investigation.

He said 'a number' of officers have contacted him, including one who has read a 50-page dossier of evidence amassed by Tory MP Geoffrey Dickens which is now said to be missing.

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

Flu Vaccine Contains 25,000 Times More Mercury than is Legally Allowed in Drinking Water

In case you missed it, recent lab tests conducted at the Natural News Forensic Food Lab found that seasonal flu vaccines, which are pushed on virtually everyone these days, including young babies, pregnant women and the elderly, contain outrageously high levels of neurotoxic mercury. Vials of batch flu vaccine produced by British pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) were found to contain upwards of 51 parts per million of mercury, or 25,000 times the legal maximum for drinking water established by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

This shocking discovery was made using advanced mass spectrometry technology with incredible accuracy, filling the gap left by the nation's regulatory agencies that have failed to conduct this type of safety testing themselves. Millions of people are injected with flu vaccines annually, and most of them are completely unaware that one of the most toxic metals known to man is being implanted directly into their muscle tissue unabated.

"Mercury is one of the most poisonous substances known to mankind," explained Dr. David Brownstein, a board-certified family physician and holistic medicine specialist, on his blog. "For over twenty years, I have been testing nearly every patient seen in my office for heavy metal contamination. ... I have found that over 80% of my patients, both healthy and sick, have mercury toxicity."
Flu vaccines should have NO mercury in them whatsoever. And all mercury compounds, whether ethyl or methyl derived, are harmful to the human body.

Related Info:

Flu Shots Have More Than 250x EPA Mercury Safety Limit

Mercury is a Neurotoxin- Scientific Proof

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

Tuesday, 30 December 2014

US Armed Rebels Gave TOW Missiles to Al Qaeda

US-supplied TOW anti-tank missiles have ended up in the hands of Jabhat Al Nusra, Syria’s branch of Al Qaeda. The US provided the missiles to CIA-vetted Syrian rebel faction Harakat Hazm in May. A video posted by Al Nusra shows the weapons being used to take over Syrian military bases, Wadi Deif and Hamidiyeh in Idlib province.

A story that should have been headline news of Obama’s arming of Al Qaeda across all US media, largely went unnoticed. The only evidence of the story in the mainstream media can be found in the
International Business times and the Washington Post. However both articles try to cast doubt on the claims that Al Nusra has TOW missiles, choosing to quote the Syrian Opposition Council spokesman Oubai Shahbandar who downplayed the incident, calling it an “Al Nusra psyop”. The New York Times did not headline the story and instead buried the information in an article headlined “2 Military bases in Syria Fall to Rebels”. However, The New York Times claimed the TOW missiles may have plaid a central role in Jabhat AL Nusra’s takeover of the bases.

Contrary to Shahbandar’s and the mainstream media’s insinuation that the evidence is an ‘Al Nusra pysop’, it is known that the US armed-and-trained Harakat Hazm group had signed a ceasefire agreement with Jabhat AL Nusra in November in the same region of Idlib Province. At that time Al Nusra had claimed TOW and Grad missiles were now in their hands.

It is questionable whether or not Al Nusra had ‘seized’ the arms as the New York Times suggests, or if it had simply been given the arms by Harakat al Hazm. Rather than fighting Al Nusra, Harakat Hazm has had no problem uniting with them. Currently Harakat al Hazm are
united with Jabhat al Nusra, in Handarat Aleppo, and are jointly fighting the Syrian Army. The militant employing the TOW missile in the video, shows clear proficiency in its use, indicating that he has directly or indirectly benefited from US training.

In spite of this revelation, there is evidence to suggest the US is still arming the FSA with TOW missiles. Videos continue to emerge of Harakat al Hazm employing Tow Missiles. The US government has not made a statement on whether or not they have stopped providing the rebels with TOW missiles and munitions.

FSA and Al Qaeda collaboration

The alliance between FSA faction Harakat Hazm and Al Nusra in Aleppo, is not a new or isolated occurrence. US-vetted rebels have in fact have been allied with Al Qaeda for much of the Syrian War, with localised clashes over control being rare. The leader of the “Syrian Revolutionary Front," Jamal Ma’arouf, touted as a moderate by the West, admitted to
The Independent that he has openly fought battles alongside Jabhat Al Nusra and refuses to fight against them. In 2012 the Free Syrian Army (FSA), referred to as the ‘moderate rebels’ by the US State Department, fought along side Islamist State In AlSham (ISIS) in Aleppo against the Syrian military for control over Menagh Airbase. The FSA head of Aleppo Military Council Abdul Jabbar Al Oqaidi, who has met with US Ambassador Robert Ford, was filmed with ISIS Emir Abu Jandal praising ISIS for helping take the base using a suicide car bomb. As late as September 2014, FSA commander Bassel Idriss said that they had joined forces with ISIS and Jabhat Al Nusra in Qalamoun Mountain.

Another good report from 'Syrian Girl' on the proxy war in Syria.

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

Snowden Docs reveal 5-Nation Cointelpro Ops

Famed journalist Glenn Greenwald, most known for being the main reporter who received and exposed NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden’s stolen files, has just released another shocking global espionage revelation. Except this one doesn’t expose overzealous spying upon all of humanity. It exposes a worldwide cointelpro operation being perpetrated by 5 Western governments.

Police forces are in the business of protecting the populace from criminals and harm. It’s mostly a defensive job. But in the mid-twentieth century, the FBI expanded their mission to include going on the offense, not against criminals, but against anyone the government deemed the ‘enemy’. Thanks to a detailed report from journalist Glenn Greenwald and the accompanying 50-page secret document from the British government, it’s now apparent cointelpro operations are back.


It’s worth noting that one possible and glaring example of the five-nation cointelpro operation is the mysterious re-defining of the word ‘cointelpro’ itself. There are two definitions of the term and one has been all but scrubbed from the internet. According to establishment experts, the term stands for, ‘Counter Intelligence Program’. But the dictionary definition of Counter Intelligence is, ‘defending against foreign or enemy espionage assaults,’ not sabotaging your political opponents.

While ‘Counter Intelligence Program’ is a legitimate term, it’s illegitimately used to describe the current secret programs being carried out by national spy agencies like the NSA and Britain’s GCHQ. Those covert campaigns, both online and off, actually fall under the definition of Cointelpro that many of us are more familiar with - Counter Intelligence Agent Provocateur. The term was first widely used in the 1960’s when FBI agents destroyed racist organizations in the American deep south by sabotaging their members’ lives, including their marriages, jobs, finances and reputations.

Today, the five-nation Cointelpro team described in Glenn Greenwald’s report is given the name, the ‘Five Eyes’ alliance. It includes the US, UK, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. Greenwald’s explosive revelations, acquired from leaked Edward Snowden documents, are being released in pieces in cooperation with NBC News. From what has been exposed so far, the news team has chosen the term ‘dirty tricks’ to describe the spy agencies’ tactics. But in reality, it illustrates textbook examples of Counter Intelligence Agent Provocateurs.

These are the same 5 countries involved in the Cold War signals intelligence 'ECHELON' program.

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

The Bear Squeezes Back: Russian Ruble Rises against the Dollar

Sanctions introduced by the West against Russia are a form of hot economic warfare. But the attack on the ruble resulted in a competitive currency devaluation for Russia, limiting its ability to import from the West (saving foreign currency), and protecting the value of its declining volume of exports by increasing the number of dollars it receives for each devalued ruble.

As Michael Hudson has explained, Putin has responded to the U.S.-led sanctions movement by diversifying oil and gas exports towards China and Turkey, and signing sales agreements in rubles or currencies other than the U.S. dollar. By abandoning the U.S. dollar as its trading currency, and accepting payments in Chinese yuan, for instance, Putin is signalling his desire to break the stranglehold the U.S. currency has enjoyed over oil and gas trade, and within the world economy.

On December 22, China announced its willingness to support the ruble through currency swaps from its $4-trillion reserves.

Currency wars are afoot.

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

Keiser Report (E698): De-Fiatisation of the World

In this episode of the Keiser Report, Max Keiser and Stacy Herbert discuss the ‘Give Us Back Our Gold’ movement across Europe as governments seek to have their gold held domestically as fear spreads about the integrity of our fiat and debt world. Max describes the de-fiatisation of the world as the American empire makes way for the emerging power of China. In the second half Max interviews Sandeep Jaitly of about negative GOFO rates, earning free fiat with your gold and taking us back to the Dark Ages with Quantitative Easing.

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

Monday, 29 December 2014

Ukrainian Junta Gives Absolute Power To Permanent War Body

The Ukrainian parliament on Thursday approved a bill granting more powers to the country’s top security body — the National Security and Defense Council (NSDC), said the legislature’s press service.

The bill, which gives the NSDC the right to make decisions independently in emergencies without approval from the head of state or government, was passed with 253 votes in favor.

According to the new law, the NSDC, which previously supervised only the Defense Ministry and the armed forces, now acquires the right to partially control law enforcement, anti-corruption and executive agencies.

Besides, the NSDC secretary is entitled to declare martial law or a state of emergency in the country should a threat to national security arise.

Related Info:

Ukraine Crisis - What You're Not Being Told

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

Why the Secrecy on the Mh17 Investigation?

On 17 July 2014 Malaysian Airlines Flight MH17 en route from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur was shot down over the Eastern Ukraine.

Although the precise circumstances were at that point unknown the western media were quick to blame Ukrainian “rebels”. The means by which MH17 was destroyed, the media alleged, was a surface to air BUK missile supplied to the “rebels” by Russia. For a host of reasons it was almost certainly not a BUK missile that caused the crash. The stage was set however, for a demonization of Russia in general as the alleged supplier of the missile, and President Vladimir Putin in particular. The relentless propaganda enforcing this view has continued unabated to this day, although the evidential foundation for the allegations remains at best remote.

The Russians produced an initial denial of involvement. Four days after the tragedy however, as anti-Russian hysteria was escalating to extreme levels, the Russian military held a press presentation. The fact of this presentation was barely reported in the western media. The content, more importantly, was either ignored or misrepresented.

The Russians disclosed, inter alia, their radar and satellite data. These data showed that MH17 had been diverted from its scheduled route so that it flew directly over the war zone in eastern Ukraine. They asked for an explanation but one has never been forthcoming. These data also showed that MH17 had been shadowed during its last minutes by two SU25 fighter jets, a model flown by the Ukrainian air force. Again the Russians asked why this had happened.

The main response was a claim that the SU25 could not fly above 10,000 metres. Not only is this untrue, as an examination of military resources readily demonstrates, but the Wikipedia entry on the SU25 had been altered days before the shoot down to claim that the SU25’s operating ceiling was only 7000 metres. Again the western media ignored this obvious alarm bell.

The Russians further disclosed that at the precise time of the shoot down an American spy satellite was directly overhead the scene and would have recorded the sequence of events. The Russians invited the Americans to share these data with the official investigation that had been launched, but to date the Americans have failed to do so. Again, the western media are singularly incurious as to the reason for this lack of cooperation.

The SU-25 can temporarily attain altitudes nearing 10,000 meters. The missiles they carry can reach higher altitudes, making up the difference in height.

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

Computer Security Specialists Cast Doubt on FBI Claim that North Korea is Behind Sony Hacking

As Brian Todd reports, many cybersecurity analysts doubt U.S. claims that North Korea was behind a cyber attack on Sony.

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

Order Followers

Mark Passio explains how Following Orders means doing what you are told to do, without judging for yourself whether or not the action you are being ordered to carry out is Right or Wrong.

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

Magic Growth Numbers — Paul Craig Roberts

The growth came from a Bureau of Economic Analysis survey of consumer spending on services. The BEA found that spending on Obamacare drove the US real GDP growth to 5% in the third quarter.

In America, unlike in other countries, a huge chunk of medical spending goes to insurance company profits, not to health care. Another big chunk goes to paperwork, which has a variety of purposes such as collecting personal information on patients and combating fraud (probably the paperwork costs more than fraud). Another chunk goes for tests and procedures in order to justify further procedures. For example, if a doctor thinks a patient’s diagnosis requires a MRI, he must often first order an x-ray to establish that a cheaper procedure does not suffice. If a cancerous skin growth needs to come off, first a biopsy must be done to establish that it is a cancer so that a needless removal is not performed. And, of course, medical practicians must order unnecessary tests in order to protect themselves from the liability of relying on their medical judgment.
To regard any of these expenses as economic growth is farfetched.

There are sampling and other problems with the survey of personal consumption, and apparently Obamacare spending was all dumped into the third quarter. Why the third quarter?

The answer is that the illusion of economic recovery must be kept alive.

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

Sunday, 28 December 2014

Russia’s New Military Doctrine Lists NATO, US as Major Foreign Threats

Russia has adopted an updated version of its military doctrine, which reflects the emergence of new threats against its national security. NATO military buildup and American Prompt Global Strike concept are listed among them.

The new doctrine was approved on Friday by President Vladimir Putin. Its core remains unchanged from the previous version. The Russian military remains a defensive tool which the country pledges to use only as a last resort.

Also unchanged are the principles of the use of nuclear weapons which Russia adheres to. Their primary goal is to deter potential enemies from attacking Russia, but it would use them to protect itself from a military attack – either nuclear or conventional – threatening its existence.

The new sections of the doctrine outline the threat Russia sees in NATO’s expansion and military buildup and the fact that the alliance is taking upon itself “global functions realized with violation of international law.”

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

CIA Actions Mismanaged? Frmr Vice President Cheney Disagrees

The CIA admits its post 9/11 interrogation program was mismanaged - that's its most recent statement on a Senate report, exposing torture tactics. Former vice-president Dick Cheney, under whose watch most of the alleged violations took place, was asked about the revelations.

Former Vice President Cheney is a lying war mongering propagandist and should be in jail. In reference to comments in the clip - Saddam had no connections to Al Qaeda, no nuclear program, and torturing anyone is a crime such that the excuse the US only harmed unlawful combatants is irrelevant.

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

BBC’s Kafkaesque Response to Complaint Over Gaza Coverage

Last month, the BBC sent an email to the UK-based campaigning organization Palestine Solidarity Campaign (PSC), which was almost comical in its arrogance.

It was a response to a complaint made by PSC in October that BBC online reports were referring to the Gaza ceasefire as holding, despite the fact that by the end of October, Israel had breached the ceasefire numerous times since it was signed on 26 August.

In fact, Israel has fired on Palestinians in Gaza almost on a daily basis.

In its initial complaint, PSC referred to the website of the Palestinian Centre for Human Rights (PCHR), which documents incidents of ceasefire breaches. These breaches had been collated in an article published by Middle East Monitor (MEMO), which reported that there was more than one Israeli attack on Gaza every day in September. The MEMO article was also included in PSC’s submission.

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

Keiser Report (E697): Remove Money From Politics! ft. Russell Brand

In this episode of the Keiser Report, Max Keiser and Stacy Herbert visit Russell Brand at his Trews set in East London for a double header of Christmas cheer. The three discuss the big themes of 2014 and what to look forward to in 2015. They look at successful activist campaigns and not yet successful campaigns - but at the end of the day, the people have the power as the New Era Estate kicking Westbrook Partners out of London. They talk cryptocurrencies, crowdfunding and media distractions. And they wish you all a very Merry Christmas!

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

Saturday, 27 December 2014

The Net Is Mightier Than The Sword - James Corbett at TEDxGroningen (MUST SEE)

Since the rise of the internet people have changed from mere audiences into authors and editors. With pieces of technology small enough to fit the whole world into your pocket, a revolution might be on its way. The net is now mightier than the sword. This presentation was delivered at the TEDxGroningen conference in the Netherlands on November 20, 2014.

A warning. The established power base has and will continue to try to influence the online community. Large corporations like Google still control search functions, while social networking sites are also part of the old sphere. Online activity can be easily monitored. However, any overt moves to censor online free speech will cause the masses to simply move to a new service provider.

Because of this situation we must expect subtle efforts at disinformation and misdirection (via trivial "cat video/celebrity" distractions) that will keep many people in the dark. Nevertheless, the digital information age is here and it is slowly allowing information out to a small angry minority of intelligent observers, like James Corbett, who are interested in what happens to our society. The world can turn on the efforts of a few informed people - and there are now a lot more of these types of individuals than ever before.     

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

Michael Ratner: Dick Cheney Is Lying by Saying that the Torture Program Has Worked

According to Michael Ratner, Dick Cheney has lied to the American people by saying that the Detention and Interrogation Program was effective and helped with the progress of the Global War on Terror.

“Cheney is lying when he said the program worked. The Senate report studied 20 claims by the CIA of stopping terrorist plots. None of the information used to stop those plots was elicited from torture,” said Michael Ratner in an interview with Fars News Agency.

Mr. Ratner, who has been the President of the Center for Constitutional Rights, tells Fars News Agency that President Obama’s failure to stop the torturing and persecuting of the Guantanamo bay prisoners was one of the “disgusting chapters” in his presidency.

“He [Obama] ran a campaign in 2008 with the promise he would close Guantánamo. He has been a weakling on this issue, caving to the national security establishment,” he said.
[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, December 27th, 2014.]

It Was the EU that Provoked the Ukrainian Shambles, Not Vladimir Putin

Quite one of the oddest and most frightening stories of the year has been the ludicrous and persistent misrepresentation in the West of the reason for the tragic shambles unfolding over Russia and Ukraine.

This has been presented as wholly the fault of the Russian “dictator” Vladimir Putin, compared by Hillary Clinton and the Prince of Wales to Hitler, for his “annexing” of Crimea and for fomenting the armed uprising in eastern Ukraine. Almost entirely blotted out has been the key part played in triggering this crisis by the remorseless urge of the EU to draw the cradle of Russian identity into its own empire.
It was entirely predictable that Russia and the ethnic Russians of eastern Ukraine would respond as they have done. So, too, was the wish of the vast majority of Crimeans, 82 per cent of them Russian speakers, to rejoin the country of which they were part for most of two centuries

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

99 Problems (Explicit Political Remix) ORIGINAL UPLOAD - President Barack Obama

This Barack Obama rap mix up is close to the truth.

As President, Obama hired corporate lobbysts to fill official positions, he continued using the practice of issuing executive orders, maintained an opaque (non-transparent) government, neglected to do anything substantive in the first 2 years of office - when the democrats controlled all levels of Government, he attempted to keep troops in Iraq indefinitely (which were only withdrawn because the Maliki Government refused to give them immunity from prosecution), signed into Law the NDAA that 'authorises' (in section 1021) indefinite detention without trial, refused to prosecute Bush officials for launching the illegal war on Iraq, refused to prosecuted Bush officials for authorising torture, refused to prosecute bankers for gross acts of control and securities fraud, did not use his authority as commander in chief to shut the Guantanamo military prison immediately as he could have, escalated the extrajudicial drone strike campaign in countries not at war with the USA, continued to back regimes in places like Saudi Arabia when it suited 'US interests' and attacked others like Libya and Syria for the same reason, pushed war propaganda against Russia over events in Ukraine that errupted because of a US backed coup in Kiev, continued the persecution of whistleblowers who dutifully reported incidents of corrupt activity - as they were supposed to do, and engaged in other activities which were almost the exact opposite of the pre-election campaign statements he made.

And Obama, as a Senator, voted for the Patriot Act and voted for the Wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. He received more banking campaign contributions than John McCain in 2008.

President Obama is part of the establishment. The fact that he speaks well cannot hide the fact that he says one thing, such as wanting to defend human rights, and then does the opposite. 

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

It’s Official: The Worldwide Bail-ins Are Coming

On November 16, leaders of the G20 Group of Nations – the 20 largest economies – made an important decision. The world’s megabanks now have official permission to pledge depositor accounts as collateral to make leveraged derivative bets. And if they lose a bet, the counterparty to the contract has first dibs on your money.

The governments of these 20 countries are now supposed to put these arrangements into law. Most, including the US, have already done so.

You could be forgiven for not paying much attention to the G20 meeting, because it was mostly “more of the same” – the latest plan to have central banks inject trillions more dollars into the global economy.

But the G20 also endorsed a proposal with a mind-numbingly tedious title: Adequacy of Loss-Absorbing Capacity of Global Systemically Important Banks in Resolution. Not exactly a page-turner. Your average American is more likely to watch Chicago Fire than to delve into the minutiae of the global financial system.

But this proposal profoundly changes the rules for banking globally, and not in a good way. Deposits in banks that are “too big to fail” will be “promptly recapitalized” with their “unsecured debt.” This avoids those nasty taxpayer-funded bailouts that proved so politically unpopular during the 2008-2009 financial crisis.

And the largest chunk of unsecured debt is your bank deposits. Insolvent banks will recapitalize themselves by converting your deposits – checking accounts, but also money market accounts and CDs – into stock.

Thus, when you deposit money in a bank, you’re taking the same risk as someone buying a stock. Or, for that matter, betting on a horse named “Falling Star” at the local racetrack. Because, in effect, that’s what banks are doing with your money.

The G20 has also officially declared that derivatives – the toxic contracts Warren Buffett calls “financial weapons of mass destruction” – are secured debts. Since your bank deposits are now only unsecured debt that the bank has pledged to a secured creditor, guess who gets your money if the bet goes the wrong way for the bank? Answer: It’s not you.

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

Friday, 26 December 2014

MH17 Witness Emerges, Claims Ukrainian Jet Brought Down Boeing

Russia’s Investigative Committee has confirmed the claims by a Ukrainian, who said he witnessed the deployment of a Ukrainian warplane armed with air-to-air missiles on the day the Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 was shot down.

Mike Rivero at provides further analysis on the claims being made:
This story suggests that the Ukrainian pilot, Captain Voloshin, shot down MH17 via mis-identification with a real target. So, with the eastern Ukrainians lacking any real air force, what target was Captain Voloshin searching for that would look like a Boeing passenger jet?

As it happens, Russian President Vladimir Putin was flying through the same area on that very day, returning home from a six day visit to Cuba and South America. Putin's Presidential jet, not as grand as Air Force One, is based on the Ilyushin 96. The IL-96 is a passenger jet, and is painted with a similar color scheme to the Malaysian 777. At a distance, they could easily have been confused for one another!

So Kiev wanted to murder Putin, to throw the Russian government into turmoil while Kiev reconquered the east (and possibly Crimea), but botched the operation, shooting down MH17 instead, then tried to drop the blame on Russia.
The story here does fit with eyewitness accounts, and Russian radar imagery, that showed fighter or attack aircraft in the area at the time of the shoot down. 

Even without this new witness, there remains no hard evidence to pin this incident on the rebels in East Ukraine. US satelite pictures, that would show smoke trails from ground-to-air missiles, the alleged murder weapon according to the West, would clearly have been seen.

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

WHATREALLYHAPPENED.COM - The Ultimate Online News Source

"The History the Government Doesn't want YOU to Know" is perhaps the greatest online news site explaining the history and politics behind current world events. If you want to know what's really going on visit

Those who are new to the alternative media will soon understand that the critical decisions made by our political leaders are not simply the result of left or right wing points of view. This left/right idea is a false paradigm in many instances. What we are dealing with are often examples of outright corruption- violations of Law, not ideological leanings (ie. the invasion of Iraq).

We ARE living in a society sabotaged by corrupt corporate, military and intelligence interests. The premier news site exposes this corruption and educates the reader. It's a vital source of information for anyone concerned about what is happening in our world.

Don't miss out on ESSENTIAL news analysis. Mike Rivero (an ex-NASA analyst), the guy in charge, is a wealth of information. Educate yourselves. Ditch the mainstream media lies and learn what is really going on !

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

US Threatens to Veto Palestinian UN Resolution

Israel's foreign minister has slammed the Palestinian statehood bid to the UN as an act of aggression. Avigdor Lieberman says the draft resolution is a move with the aim of attacking Israel. He said it can only further exacerbate the conflict and worsen the situation. As Israel's closest ally, the United States, has announced that it will NOT support the UN resolution. The draft, delivered Wednesday by Jordan, imposes a 12-month deadline to reach a final settlement with Israel. It also sets late 2017 as the date for the Israeli forces' complete withdrawal from the occupied territories. Jordan's UN ambassador has said negotiations on the draft resolution will take time.

Because of Israeli settlements a one state solution may be the only possible outcome. Nevertheless, a call to have the Israeli occupiers withdraw from a large portion of the stolen land is still in order. The analyst James Morris is wrong in his reference to 911 - which had little to do with 'Al Qaeda' because it was clearly an inside job.

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

I have An Important Question For Rand Paul. Why Did You Say That You Meet With Israeli Groups DAILY? And Which Israeli Groups Have You Met With This Month?

Last July, Senator Rand Paul admitted in an obscure Senate speech that he quote "visits with Israeli groups daily." That's a pretty incredible admission when you think about it. Since Rand is supposed to be representing the people of Kentucky, why is he meeting with Israeli groups daily, as he put it? And which ones did he meet with today? This week? This month?

Rand has also admitted he's not a libertarian, but at the very least he pretends to subscribe to transparency in government. Now since I'm not a resident of Kentucky, technically you aren't answerable to me because I'm not one of your constituents. If anyone from Kentucky would like to ask Rand these questions on the record I would be grateful. I have a few questions for you, Rand Paul. So Rand, here we go.

A reminder that Rand Paul cannot be trusted. He is not his father.

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

Scam? Sony to Screen 'The Interview' in Theaters on Xmas Day

Sony will show The Interview in theaters on Christmas Day after all, suggesting that the entire farce could have been one huge cynical marketing campaign to promote the movie, bolstering the contention that the hack was an inside job.

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

Thursday, 25 December 2014

'Ukraine Joining NATO Could Trigger All-Out War'

In other developments in Ukraine - the country's steadily paving its way towards NATO membership. Parliament in Kiev has voted to drop the law which forbids the country from joining any military blocs, which has been in force since 2010. Soon after being elected president, Petro Poroshenko said the country would join NATO in the future. Russia has already said that such membership could turn Ukraine into a potential enemy.

Although the headline is sensationalist, the observations made in the clip are sound ones. In a divided country, remaining neutral is the best course of action at present. NATO should never have expanded East, which has gone against the Western promise made at the end of the Cold War.

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

Need to Know Basis: You Only Know What the TV Wants You to Know

For people who consider themselves “awake” to the nonsensical idiocy being parroted in the 24/7 mainstream mind-melting cycle, almost nothing that happens these days seems to fit the definition of “real” or “believable.” Everything needs to be double-checked. Trust but verify.

That’s not the mind of a paranoid conspiracy theorist as the talking heads in charge might claim. No, that’s called critical thinking, a skill that I like to fantasize was once prized and even encouraged in this society back in some magical day.

It means a person makes reasoned judgements based on taking a factual assessment of any given situation before deciding to allow their brain cells to accept what they are told simply because someone with a suit, a fancy backdrop and a practiced intonation said it on a screen.
It could be something as simple as a mistress. Think about how many politicians and government officials have been destroyed by affairs in the news cycle, while others who continue to cheat are never discussed. Had the media talked about JFK’s habitual transgressions against Jackie O, would the public view him differently even today? While I think he was probably the last real president we ever had in many respects, he was far from perfect. That’s not the point, however. The point is, the media selectively builds up and destroys people to fit the agenda. It’s used as retribution. It’s used to neutralize critics and discredit (or silence) whisteblowers. It’s used to detract and distract. And it’s used to remove people from power when they’ve overstayed their welcome. The media selects and projects specific information to keep other knowledge hidden.

Quick example: the media crucified New York Governor Eliot Spitzer for patronizing an elite escort service, an action some would argue is likely ubiquitous in the upper levels of our corrupt government. Spitzer was, however, removed — death by media. While the newsbots were busy making jokes about everything from Spitzer’s choice in women to the size of his penis, no one was discussing the fact that he had been involved in suing investment banks for inflating stock prices, investigating banking crimes including “late trading” and “market timing,” and he had also charged that then Chairman of the New York Stock Exchange Dick Grasso violated his position as a chairman of a non-profit organization. Someone didn’t like what Spitzer was investigating, so the media burned him at the electronic stake.

Meanwhile when the D.C. Madam came out later and wanted to publish a list of names of her high-level clientele, well, she wound up dead. That list outed, among others, former Vice President Dick Cheney. Has the media ever given even a tenth of the focus on Cheney’s transgressions that they gave to Spitzer’s? Has anyone ever asked why that is?

There’s a reason the people on the news are called “reporters” and not “journalists” or, Heaven forbid, “investigative journalists.” They aren’t investigating anything.

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

Five Westminster Paedophile Rings Probed by Scotland Yard

Police are investigating claims that up to five paedophile rings operated at the heart of Westminster with the involvement of “highly influential” politicians.

A Labour MP who has handed a dossier of evidence to Scotland Yard said he now believed the complexity of child abuse networks at the heart of government in the Seventies and Eighties had been seriously underestimated.
John Mann, MP for Bassetlaw, said it was “inconceivable” that police would not now arrest and interview some of the politicians he has named in a list handed to detectives earlier this month.
Mr Mann, who has spent months sifting evidence from members of the public, met Scotland Yard and handed over evidence on 22 politicians, including three serving MPs and three members of the House of Lords.
Although some on the list are now dead, it also contains the names of other figures who are still alive but no longer active in the Westminster scene, Mr Mann said.

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

'Twas the Night Raid Before Christmas

In the midst of buying your own gifts for family and friends this holiday season, remember that the cops can just as easily seize your property, your rights and even your shark fins. Enjoy this Christmas classic: Twas the Night Raid Before Christmas.

This excellent comedic clip deals with the very real issue of civil forfeiture ('legalised' robbery).

Related Info:

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Civil Forfeiture (HBO)

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

Keiser Report (E696): Tail Chasing Media

Max Keiser and Stacy Herbert discuss power. In the domestic political arena, Russell Brand’s campaign with the New Era Estate women proves that the people do have the power - if they want it. And in the energy market, it seems supply and demand actually has the power - not the cartels, not the conspiracies. In the second half, Max interviews former energy market regulator Chris Cook about the possible causes of the oil price collapse and what the future holds for price and projects.

Max Keiser makes a critical observation at the beginning of the program - that Russel Brand's Trews program has more influence online than The Sun newspaper (that is a traditional tool used to swing elections).

The discussion regarding the oil price bubble is excellent. A Must See episode.

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

Wednesday, 24 December 2014

Western Narrative on Ukraine Is 100% Phony

Official Washington’s “group think” on the crisis has been driven by a completely phony narrative of what has happened in Ukraine over the past year.

It has become the near-monolithic view of insiders that the crisis was instigated by Putin as part of some diabolical scheme to recreate the Russian Empire by seizing Ukraine, the Baltic states and maybe Poland.

But the reality is that the crisis was initiated by the West, particularly by Official Washington’s neocons, to pry Ukraine away from the Russian sphere of influence and into Europe’s, a ploy that was outlined by a leading neocon paymaster, Carl Gershman, the longtime president of the U.S.-funded National Endowment for Democracy.
Beyond Gershman’s rhetoric was the fact that NED was funding scores of projects inside Ukraine, training activists, supporting “journalists,” funding business groups.

Then, in November 2013, Ukraine’s elected President Viktor Yanukovych balked at an association agreement with the European Union after learning that it would cost Ukraine some $160 billion to separate from Russia. Plus, the International Monetary Fund was demanding economic “reforms” that would hurt average Ukrainians.

Yanukovych’s decision touched off mass demonstrations from western Ukrainians who favored closer ties to Europe.

That, in turn, opened the way for the machinations by neocons inside the U.S. government, particularly the scheming of Assistant Secretary of State for European Affairs Victoria Nuland, the wife of arch-neocon Robert Kagan.

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UKRAINE All Hype? NBC Tour Of Border Finds No Signs Of Russia Massing Troops 31Mar2014 (Exposing NATO lies)

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

French ex-Airline Boss: Missing MH370 a Cover Up

A former airline boss is making waves in France after he claimed that the mysterious disappearance of Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 in March had been covered up, and that the aircraft was likely hijacked by a hacker and possibly shot down by the US.

In a six-page article published in French glossy Paris Match, Marc Dugain - the former head of Proteus Airlines and an established French author – went public with his theory that the missing Malaysia Airlines aircraft didn’t go down anywhere near where authorities and rescue teams have been searching for a possible wreckage.

Instead, Dugain is convinced that the Boeing 777, which had 239 people on board - mainly Chinese - crashed near the Indian Ocean island of Diego Garcia. Dugain also suggests the plane might have been hijacked by a hacker and that it was then brought down by the United States which feared a September 11th, 2001 style attack.

Britain has a military base on the tiny island which has been let to the Americans.
Dugain bases his speculations, among other things, on a trip to the Maldives where locals told him they had witnessed an aircraft flying toward Diego Garcia.
His main arguments for the theory that the disappearance was a cover-up is based on the fact that he finds it near impossible that the Americans “equipped with the best technology in the world” could have lost track of “a 63-metre-long object” and the suppression of Maldivian testimonies.

He also said he had been warned by a British intelligence officer of taking “risks” by looking into the fate of the MH370’s disappearance.

“Someone knows,” he said.

If the loss of MH370 was a genuine accident US satellites, which monitor the Indian Ocean, would have detected the flight at some point during its hours long journey. Furthermore, if the flight fell into the sea emergency locator beacons would have automatically transmitted its location in conjunction with the flight data recorder (the black box) 'pings'. Also, we would expect some wreckage to have been found or washed ashore by this point in time.

The original story, where the authorities did not know where the aircraft initially flew, allegedly across the Malayan Peninsula, an area that has military radar coverage, is simply not believable.   

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

Federal Court Gives “Early Christmas Present” to War Criminals Bush, Cheney, Rumsfeld and Others, Immunizing Them From Civil Inquiry Regarding Iraq War

Late Friday, a federal judge dismissed a civil claim filed against George W. Bush and other high-ranking officials regarding their conduct in planning and waging the Iraq War, and immunized them from further proceedings.
“This is an early Christmas present to former Bush Administration officials from the federal court,” Inder Comar of Comar Law said. Comar brought the claim on behalf of an Iraqi refugee and single mother, Sundus Shaker Saleh. “This was a serious attempt to hold US leaders accountable under laws set down at the Nuremberg Trials in 1946. I am very disappointed at the outcome.”
The tribunal at Nuremberg, established in large part by the United States after World War II, declared international aggression the “supreme international crime” and convicted German leaders of waging illegal wars.

The case alleged that George W. Bush, Richard Cheney, Colin Powell, Condoleezza Rice, Donald Rumsfeld and Paul Wolfowitz committed aggression in planning and waging the Iraq War. Specifically, the lawsuit claimed that high-ranking Bush officials used the fear of 9/11 to mislead the American public into supporting a war against Iraq, and that they issued knowingly false statements that Iraq was in league with Al-Qaeda and had weapons of mass destruction, when none of those things were true.

“The decision guts Nuremberg,” Comar said. “Nuremberg said that domestic immunity was no defense to a claim of international aggression. This Court has said the opposite.”

The court’s ruling comes in the wake of the Senate report regarding the use of torture by the CIA during the Bush Administration. The Senate report confirmed that a false confession obtained from the torture of Ibn Shaykh al-Libi was cited by the Administration in support of the war.

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

Gerald Celente - Money Radio - They are Stealing Our Money and Murdering in the Name of Freedom

Celente points out that we are being ruled over by traitors to a peaceful and (overall) prosperous  society.

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

Tuesday, 23 December 2014

Greenwald: Obama Is the Reason Why Cheney Is Not in Federal Prison

Appearing on HuffPost Live Thursday, Glenn Greenwald went after former Vice President Dick Cheney for his comments about torture on Meet the Press, and said President Barack Obama enabled Cheney to appear on the show because the president did not prosecute the architects of the CIA’s torture tactics.

Greenwald said he was not surprised that Cheney stood by his stance that torture was successful, and said that argument is “completely irrelevant” because it has been banned by international treaties and laws. He then said Cheney should not even be a free man, and that President Obama is to blame for that.

“The reason why Dick Cheney is able to go on Meet the Press instead of being where he should be, which is in the dock at The Hague or in a federal prison, is because President Obama and his administration made the decision not to prosecute any of the people who implemented this torture regime, despite the fact that it was illegal and criminal,” Greenwald said.

He also said the president sent the signal that torture is not a crime that should be punished, but simply a policy debate that should be debated on Sunday shows, adding that Obama “emboldens torture.”

I don't fully trust Greenwald but on this matter he is correct.

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

Paul Craig Roberts - US Government Most Corrupt on Earth

On the teetering economy and possible economic collapse, former Assistant Treasury Secretary Dr. Paul Craig Roberts says, “We know something serious is wrong. The only provision of Dodd-Frank that has any teeth is the provision that says if the big banks are going to be casinos and gamble on derivatives, they cannot do that in the depository institution where depositors have their accounts. They have to farm it out into subsidiaries. So, if the subsidiaries get into trouble, the subsidiaries have no access to depositor’s money. This is the only real reform part of Dodd-Frank. Citigroup got put into the recent spending bill, the repeal of this, so banks can gamble on derivatives, and taxpayers and depositors are on the hook for the losses. Why would you do that unless you had a lot of derivatives trouble. It could easily be the oil derivatives. . . . The banks can gamble all they want and they are covered by the FDIC, which has no money. . . . This gives the banks access to depositor’s money. . . . This is sick, and it shows the United States government is the most corrupt government on earth, far more corrupt than Russia or China.”

The economic friction between the US and Russia is a very serious affair. The US may be looking for a scapegoat to cover for the failure of their crooked financial system. Take note.

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Paul Craig Roberts – Russia To Unleash Ultimate Black Swan Against The West

“Suppose the Russian government says, ‘Well, since the attack on the ruble is political and you guys are attacking the ruble and causing us so much trouble, we are just not going to pay off the next traunch of our debt that comes due early in 2015.'

Well, the European banking system would collapse because those banks are terribly undercapitalized. Some of them have loans to Russia that almost absorb the entire capital base. So the Russians don’t even have to default. They can just say, ‘We’re not going to pay this year. We will do it later. We’ll do it when the ruble stabilizes.’ (Laughter).

You can understand the impact of such a decision by the Russians on the West. And given all the linkages and the interconnections — when Lehman Brothers went down it had just about as much adverse affect on Europe as it did the United States.
[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, December 23rd, 2014.]

"It's A Huge Crisis" - The UK Oil Industry Is "Close To Collapse"

It seems like only yesterday when back on October 11, we first explained - and previewed - the collapse of oil courtesy of the secret deal between the US and Saudi Arabia. However, it seems like only this morning when we subsequently wrote that "If The Oil Plunge Continues, "Now May Be A Time To Panic" For US Shale Companies." In retrospect, it was, and with the price of crude far below mid-October levels, the pain for both Russia and shale is now quite unbearable (even as Saudi Arabia explained earlier today that the reason for collapsing oil has nothing to do with supply and everything to do with plunging demand, and after seeing this chart we believe it).
So with great delight we present the latest blowback from Obama's "brilliant" strategy to cripple Putin: in addition to the default wave about to crush America's own shale industry, America's biggest foreign ally and military partner when it comes to "ideologically pure missions of liberation" - the UK, and specifically its North Sea oil industry which according to the BBC is in a "crisis" and according to Robin Allan, chairman of the independent explorers' association Brindex, the industry was "close to collapse".

Related Info:

Russian Roulette: Taxpayers Could Be on the Hook for Trillions in Oil Derivatives

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

Two Cops Shot Dead (told you so) - Ryan Dawson

Predictable results. Good analysis of the situation - an out of control police force, an angry population, and different levels of justice for different groups of people.

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

Monday, 22 December 2014

ISIS War: China Offers Military Support To Iraq But Declines Joining U.S.-Led Coalition

China has offered military assistance to Iraq to help government forces fight ISIS militants. Iraqi Foreign Minister Ibrahim Jafari has revealed that his Chinese counterpart, Wang Yi, has expressed Beijing's interest to assist in launching airstrikes but declined to join the U.S.-led coalition forces.

The discussion between the two defence ministers took place in the UN anti-terrorism meeting in New York in September, according to Financial Times. The offer of China may be a deviation from its official policy of non-involvement in the domestic affairs of other countries, despite the fact that it sells military weapons. Jafari said China's policy does not allow it to become a member of any international coalition. The Iraqi defence minister welcomed his Chinese counterpart's offer of help since Iraq is ready to cooperate with other countries not part of the U.S.-led coalition against ISIS.

Hong Lei, a spokesperson for the Chinese foreign ministry, said China has expressed support for Iraq's effort to boost its ability to fight terrorism through intelligence information-sharing and personnel training. He refused to say anything about China providing airstrike assistance or supplying missiles to Iraq.

China should also offer to help the Syrian Government defeat ISIS.

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

'US Builds Narrative of Expansionist Russia' - Eugene Puryear

US President Barack Obama has authorized sanctions against individuals and entities operating in Russia’s Crimean peninsula. An activist with the anti-war ANSWER coalition, Eugene Puryear says the U.S. is using sanctions to frame Russia as the aggressor.

Related Info:

Obama authorizes ‘economic embargo’ on Crimea 

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

False Flag Alert: The Sony Hack Intended to Justify an Attack on North Korea

Mike Rivero at points out the following:
The evidence indicates the SONY hack was done by disgruntled ex-employees of SONY itself. Yet the White House has hastily put together a frame-up of North Korea, and unlike the Benghazi attack, the movie that is supposed to be the root cause of it all actually does exist.

So what is going on?

One possibility is that SONY will reverse its decision (under covert pressure from the White House) and go ahead with the Christmas Day release of "The Interview." This will be followed by multiple bombings of movie theaters across America. Just like 9-11, this will be "justification" for war against the "attacker", which we are being assured is North Korea. War with North Korea opens the door to war with China and through China, Russia, all to protect the paper dollar from the Ruble and the Yuan. Millions will die and the world will go back to being enslaved to the private central bankers for another hundred years.

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

Blaming Iran for the Sony Hack

I can't believe I saw this on the news this morning! They literally said Iran might be involved in the Sony hack!!!

This is an unusual mash-up clip that cuts at the geopolitics behind the war in Syria and the targeting of Iran. It's only five minutes. Worth checking out.

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

Keiser Report (E695): Ruble’s Baptism by Fire

Max Keiser and Stacy Herbert are joined by Liam Halligan of They talk rubles, sanctions and diversifying the economy with some technology investments. In the second half, Max interviews Konstantin Gurdgiev about the ruble, the Russian budget and David Cameron’s take on the causes and consequences of the crisis and sanctions. They also discuss the ruble’s ‘baptism by fire’ as it only just joined the five trillion dollar per day forex markets.

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

Sunday, 21 December 2014

Leaked CIA Reports Say "Targeted Killings" Unsuccessful

A leaked CIA report has revealed that the US government's program to capture and kill militants has not been successful.

The analyst, Ryan Dawson, makes two great points in relation to the leak that the CIA drone program is actually counter productive:

First point. The negative results of the drone attacks on civilians is intentional. This makes sense when we consider the neocon objective to destroy countries that pose a threat to the State of Israel. The CIA is following political orders when it comes to this drone-war policy.

Second point. The leak will be used to justify the deployment of ground troops, a change of strategy, in light of this long running 'failure'.

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

'US Overlooks Backlash that Sanctions Could Have On its Own Economy'

Russia could soon be targeted by yet another round of U.S. sanctions. RT talks to Daniel McAdams, Executive Director of the Ron Paul Peace Institute.

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

Shooting Down MH 17 – BUK 312 Story False Says Ukraine Crew Member

The shoot down of Malaysian Airlines flight MH 17 came into greater focus with the December 15 YouTube video featuring a former crew member of BUK self-propelled fire installation, number 312 (BUK 312). Ukraine’s government and others maintained that the BUK 312 unit shot down MH17 while manned by a resistance crew. The Obama administration championed that narrative holding both the resistance and Russia responsible for the 298 deaths on July 17. The interview was conducted by investigative journalist Anatoly Sharij and translated by Marina Stewart (see full test in English at end of this article). (Image: BUK 312 in Kiev junta terrotiry – Anatoly Sharij)

The 23-year-old former BUK 312 crewmember revealed that the missile unit was in fact manned by the Ukraine military. He outlines the missile system’s location and how it operated. The former sergeant also offered analysis and research indicating the very low probability that the 312 crew shot down MH17.

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

Keiser Report (E694): Bubonic Plague of Finance

Max Keiser and Stacy Herbert discuss the arrival of the ‘shakedown times’ as our deposits and pension funds are now open to confiscation to Too Big To Fail banks in ‘resolution’…something that used to be known as ‘bankruptcy.’ In the second half Max interviews Karl Denninger about the likely oil price collapse impact on credit markets and the “Adequacy of Loss-Absorbing Capacity of Global Systemically Important Banks in Resolution”…say what? And, finally, the discuss the latest shenanigans from Jamie Dimon who lobbied to roll back certain Dodd Frank provisions regarding derivatives.

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

Saturday, 20 December 2014

ISIS’ Bloody Footprints Lead From NATO Territory

It was reported recently that Germany’s broadcaster Deutsche Welle (DW) investigated what turned out to be hundreds of trucks a day carrying billions of dollars in supplies, flowing into Syria and directly into the hands of the so-called “Islamic State” (ISIS).

Turkey, a NATO member since 1952, has played a pivotal role in the destabilization and destruction of neighboring Syria. Since 2011, Turkey has allowed its territory to be used as a transit and staging point for sectarian terrorists flowing from around the world and into Syria in what could be described as a de facto NATO invasion by proxy.
In 2011, after the Libyan conflict drew to an end in favor of NATO, terrorists it had armed and provided air cover for in North Africa were promptly shipped to Turkey where they then slipped into Syria to engage the Syrian government and its military. Since then, an untold number of terrorists have used not only Turkey as a staging ground, but also Lebanon and Jordan.

In addition to literal terrorists being harbored in NATO territory, security agencies of NATO members including the US and UK, have been active along the Turkish-Syrian border arming, funding. and equipping what they call “moderate rebels.” These moderate rebels have recently been revealed as affiliates of or organized directly organized beneath both Al Qaeda and ISIS.

DW’s report does not implicate merely Turkey in aiding and abetting ISIS, but exposes the fact that ISIS’ supply lines lead from within NATO itself – in other words, ISIS is a creation, perpetuation, and agent of NATO.

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

Sydney Siege - The Truth About Who Is Responsible

Sydney Siege Who Is to Blame? Is it Islam, Shoddy Courts, Immigration Screening, Or is there something more? A perspective from a Syrian Australian, who warned about the rise of terror, in the middle east and the world.

The point being made here is that unstable, or grossly misguided people are feeding off what is going on overseas. Tweets from the killer referenced what was going on in Syria.

This is no excuse for what happened, but actions overseas do contribute, and leave open the door for more unstable/misguided people to react the same way in the future - taking hostages/murders in the name of ISIS.

So while the police and judiciary can do more to stop knowingly violent people walking the streets, it's also worth knowing what events are encouraging certain people to act in these ways. The sad fact is that the west (including the Saudis and Turks) have had a huge role in the success of ISIS because they want regime change in Syria.

Proxy wars are a problem, not only because of the war itself, but because of the domestic terrorist suckers that are feeding into the false war paradigm.

Related Info:

MSM Buries Islamist Motivation Behind Sydney Siege

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

Sony Hack: What They're Not Telling You

The White House claims North Korea is responsible for the Sony hack; Here's what they're not telling you.

Further to what was said in the clip, indicating the attack is an inside job, is the fact that the NSA would surely know who is responsible with their blanket surveillance.

Related Info:

Ex-Anonymous hacker questions North Korea's role in Sony hack

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

The Real Story Behind Oil Prices

David Knight takes the studio for Alex Jones and talks with Paul Craig Roberts about the truth behind the low oil prices and what is really driving them.

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

No More Siding With Wall Street - It's Time to Step Up the Fight for Financial Reform

The fight continues to build the power of Main Street over Wall Street and hold those people who crashed the economy accountable. 
Five years ago, just after the meltdown of the U.S. financial system, a number of labor, consumer, civil rights, and community-based organizations came together to form Americans for Financial Reform (AFR) – a coalition of hard-working groups and individuals pushing for strong reforms to the U.S. banking system.

I served as the Executive Director of AFR starting at that time, and I saw firsthand what an uphill battle the fight for strong financial reforms wasleading up to the passage of the Dodd-Frank Act. It was a David vs. Goliath battle – the financial industry spent over $1 million a day on lobbying during that time period - more than we spent in that whole year!  But we made some important progress, even as we need to make more progress.  And the struggle continues.

I turned over the reins of AFR to Lisa Donner, after the passage of Dodd-Frank. Financial reformers have pushed – again and again and again – for meaningful implementation of the new law, for tough new and much needed provisions like the 21st Century Glass-Steagall Act that go beyond Dodd-Frank, and to prevent the banks from stopping reform in its tracks.

I am writing today to let you know something important:  the budget fight in the U.S. Congress last week demonstrated that the fight for Wall Street reform is about to escalate again, and that things are only going to get more difficult when the big banks pick up even additional influence in the U.S. Senate in a few weeks.

This means AFR’s work is going to be more urgent and critical than ever.  And it means, more than ever, we’re going to need help from people all across the country who care about these issues.

As the New Year approaches, I thank you for what you’ve done. But more importantly, I ask you to keep at it - signing petitions, forwarding emails to your friends, writing to legislators or regulators, and helping keep bank reform on the front burner in Washington

You can also join me in sending a message to Congress: No More Siding with Wall Street!  I’m going to continue standing up with AFR for a banking system that works for all Americans and against rollbacks of provisions in the Dodd-Frank Act that hold Wall Street accountable.

I hope you will join me in signing on and sending a clear message: No more siding with Wall Street over Main Street!

Thank you,

Heather Booth
Former Executive Director
Americans for Financial Reform

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

Friday, 19 December 2014

America on a War Footing: Three Members of Congress Just Reignited the Cold War While No One Was Looking

Late Thursday night, the House of Representatives unanimously passed a far-reaching Russia sanctions bill, a hydra-headed incubator of poisonous conflict. The second provocative anti-Russian legislation in a week, it further polarizes our relations with Russia, helping to cement a Russia-China alliance against Western hegemony, and undermines long-term America’s financial and physical security by handing the national treasury over to war profiteers.

Here’s how the House’s touted “unanimity” was achieved: Under a parliamentary motion termed “unanimous consent,” legislative rules can be suspended and any bill can be called up. If any member of Congress objects, the motion is blocked and the bill dies.

At 10:23:54 p.m. on Thursday, a member rose to ask “unanimous consent” for four committees to be relieved of a Russia sanctions bill. At this point the motion, and the legislation, could have been blocked by a single member who would say “I object.” No one objected, because no one was watching for last-minute bills to be slipped through.

Most of the House and the media had emptied out of the chambers after passage of the $1.1 trillion government spending package.

The Congressional Record will show only three of 425 members were present on the floor to consider the sanctions bill. Two of the three feigned objection, creating the legislative equivalent of a ‘time out.’ They entered a few words of support, withdrew their “objections” and the clock resumed.

According to the clerk’s records, once the bill was considered under unanimous consent, it was passed, at 10:23:55 p.m., without objection, in one recorded, time-stamped second, unanimously.

Then the House adjourned.

I discovered, in my 16 years in Congress, that many members seldom read the legislation on which they vote. On Oct. 24, 2001, House committees spent long hours debating the Patriot Act. At the last minute, the old bill was swapped out for a version with draconian provisions. I voted against that version of the Patriot Act, because I read it. The legislative process requires attention.

Legislation brought before Congress under “unanimous consent” is not read by most members simply because copies of the bill are generally not available. During the closing sessions of Congress I would often camp out in the House chamber, near the clerk’s desk, prepared to say “I object” when something of consequence appeared out of the blue. Dec. 11, 2014, is one of the few times I regret not being in Congress to have the ability to oversee the process.

The Russia Sanctions bill that passed “unanimously,” with no scheduled debate, at 10:23:55 p.m. on Dec. 11, 2014, includes:

1. Sanctions of Russia’s energy industry, including Rosoboronexport and Gazprom.
2. Sanctions of Russia’s defense industry, with respect to arms sales to Syria.
3. Broad sanctions on Russians’ banking and investments.
4. Provisions for privatization of Ukrainian infrastructure, electricity, oil, gas and renewables, with the help of the World Bank and USAID.
5. Fifty million dollars to assist in a corporate takeover of Ukraine’s oil and gas sectors.

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

Putin on Ukraine: Kiev is Running Punitive Military Operation, Not Russia

Russian President Vladimir Putin has said Russia is ready to mediate in the Ukraine crisis and denied Russians killed there have been members of Russian military.

Putin is correct in what he says here, that the coup in Kiev (which put in power a number of anti-Russian neo-Nazis) caused the violence. This circumstance caused the semi-autonomous region of Crimea to break away from the rest of the country, followed by the Russian speaking eastern regions. If open elections had been held from the beginning there would be no ongoing crisis. The agressors are based out of Kiev, with support from Washington neocons.  

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

Boston Bombing: Feds Admit No Evidence Tsarnaev Brothers Involved in the Slayings

For nearly any crime requiring a “Whodunnit” answer in Boston around the time of the April 15, 2013, Marathon bombing, the authorities answered: The Tsarnaev brothers.

One egregious crime pinned on them was a grisly Sept. 11, 2011, triple murder in Waltham, Mass.
Now, prosecutors in the trial of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev have delivered a shocking reversal. They admit to having no evidence that his dead brother, Tamerlan, was involved in the slayings.

That wasn’t the case right after the bombing: law enforcement fingered Tamerlan as the perpetrator, and suggested Dzokhar may have been involved. Much of the media has presented it as fact ever since.

This is a pattern we’ve seen since the bombing: The government feeds prejudicial information (usually anonymously) to the press, implying Tamerlan and Dzhokhar’s guilt, despite having flimsy or no evidence. In the most extreme example, prosecutors had to completely recant their accusation thatthe brothers robbed a 7-Eleven.
The Tsarnaev brothers did not carry out the Boston bombing. The backpacks they were wearing on the day are different colours to the ones that exploded.

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