Friday, 28 February 2014

A New Neocon Push for Syrian War


The propaganda that continues to flourish for war on Syria shows many Americans fail to understand the problems posed by “U.S. Empire-building” believing it to be an altruistic force, toppling other governments and starting wars for the good of all mankind.

Two recent articles in the New York Times: “Use Force To Save Starving Syrians” and “U.S. Scolds Russia as It Weighs Options on Syrian War“ are typical of the concerted efforts underway to ramp up U.S. military intervention despite overwhelming opposition voiced by Congress and the American public thwarting Obama’s plan to bomb Syria announced in late August last year.

The “U.S. Weighs Options” news piece is easier to expose since it employs an obviously twisted and one-sided reporting lens that puts the primary blame on Russia for the violent conflict in Syria. It was apparently fed to Michael R. Gordon and his NYT colleagues by anonymous Administration officials as well as the Washington Institute for Near East Policy, the neocon think tank nefariously founded by the Israeli American Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) to deceptively appear to be independent of its parent. (AIPAC has been revealed by scholars as the most powerful force in recent decades on U.S. foreign policy, repeatedly pushing the U.S. into wars for Israel.)
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The other push for increased military intervention in Syria, however, could be categorized as “neo-lib.” The “Use Force…” op-ed by long-time advocates of “Right to Protect (R2P)” who want Syrian regime change, Danny Postel and Nader Hashemi, current heads of the University of Denver’s Korbel School of International Studies, is even more insidious. As Professor Rob Prince explains in his insightful counterpoint, “Military Humanitarian Intervention: the Shock Doctrine Applied to Syria:”

“In calling for military intervention in Syria — something not even the U.S. military itself is particularly enthusiastic about — Hashemi and Postel cozy up, as they have before on Iran in 2009 and Libya in 2011, with the likes of AIPAC, along with this country’s band of intrepid and misdirected neoconservatives. These are the same elements that pushed this country into invading Iraq and continue to push the Obama Administration to intervene militarily in Syria.”

Close examination of the facts – rather than shock doctrine emotion – is indeed required because R2P is based on a form of ends-justify-the means, concocted utilitarianism, i.e. Orwellian-type propositions that killing can save lives, that war can bring human rights, democracy and peace. It’s not different from the prevalent argument that torture can be justified as saving lives or “we must destroy the village to save it,” designed to prey on people’s emotions instead of facilitating critical thinking based on actual facts or research.

These two writers urging U.S. military force admit “political interests” typically lie behind R2P interventions.  But they fail to recognize how their own long-standing political interest in toppling the current Syrian government undercuts their own claimed morality mantel. It also casts doubt on their suggestion that such force and aerial bombardment would be used evenhandedly against both Syrian regime forces and/or rebel militias, upon whichever side blocks the delivery of food and humanitarian supplies.

Any “humanitarian” proposal emanating from Obama and Kerry who similarly announced “Assad must go” from early on would naturally face equal skepticism.  Russia and China certainly remember how they were deliberately misled in UN Security Council discussions to not veto what then U.S. Ambassador Susan Rice sold as a limited “no fly zone” humanitarian mission to protect Libyans in Benghazi but which morphed within days of that vote into thousands of NATO bombing sorties over six months to take out Qaddafi and force regime change upon Libya.

In the case of Libya, a right to “protect” turned out to mean the right to destroy. That probably explains why Postel-Hashemi do not point to Libya as their precedent for R2P success but, rather bizarrely, to Somalia and “Black Hawk Down.”

It’s long been observed that “truth is the first casualty of war.” So fact-checking is needed when these R2P-regime change proponents point to the “humanitarian nightmare in Syria — replete with refugee flows, sarin gas, barrel bombs, and ‘industrial-scale’ killings and torture, (which have) horrified the world.”

Facts are inherently scarce in the fog of war enveloping Syrian atrocities. Eventually truth may emerge. But for starters, very little solid evidence exists as to who was responsible for the sarin attack on Ghouta on Aug. 21, 2013. Despite John Kerry’s initially bold claims that the U.S. possessed “undeniable” evidence that Assad’s forces were responsible “beyond any reasonable doubt,” Seymour Hersh and other investigative journalists have reported that U.S. intelligence was never conclusive. [See Consortiumnews.com’s “Deceiving the US Public on Syria.”
http://rinf.com/alt-news/latest-news/new-neocon-push-syrian-war/

The war in Syria is a proxy conflict that would not exist without outside intervention. The US and various other countries in the region have been fuelling the fighting since the beginning.

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

Obama Pins Fate of Nuclear Pact on Documents From an Iranian "Curveball"


One of the issues Obama administration officials are insisting must be resolved to the satisfaction of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) before any nuclear agreement may be concluded involves "possible military dimensions." That term refers to documents long discredited by German intelligence but which the United States and the IAEA have maintained came from a covert Iranian nuclear weapons program.

A former senior German official has now revealed that the biggest collection of documents cited as evidence of such a covert Iran program actually came from a member of the Iranian terrorist organization Mujihedin-E-Khalq (MEK) and that German intelligence sought to warn the George W. Bush administration that the source of the documents was not trustworthy.

The use of those documents to make a case for action against Iran closely parallels the Bush administration's use of the testimony of the now-discredited Iraqi exile called "Curveball" to convince the US public to support war against Iraq. The parallel between the two episodes was recognized explicitly by the German intelligence service, the Bundesnachrichtendienst (BND), according to Karsten Voigt, who was the German Foreign Office's coordinator of North American-German relations.
http://www.truth-out.org/news/item/22085-obama-pins-fate-of-nuclear-pact-on-documents-from-an-iranian-curveball

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

How the Government Manipulates Your Thoughts Online


Abby Martin talks about journalist Glenn Greenwald's report regarding the intelligence community's use of subversive and manipulative online tactics to destroy the reputations of businesses and individuals.



The propagandists are out there! The goal is to mislead and sabotage online debate or damage real world businesses or people's reputations. Propaganda of this sort has been going on for many decades. This is the 21st century version of what we've seen happen in the past. 

Note: this does not mean that every issue is being steered by paid propagandists, but many important ones are. You can figure out who is telling the truth by looking at the fundamental facts and background info to the issue at hand. This can take a bit of time, which means that most people understandably give up and leave the 'messy debate' alone or default to their original preconceived notions. 

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

Gov't Study: 75% of AIR and Rain Samples Tested Positive for Monsanto's Roundup


A study conducted by the USGS (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/2...) comparing figures for air and rain samples from 1995 and 2007 in Mississippi concluded that 75% of all 2007 samples tested positive for glyphosate — the active ingredient in Monsanto's best-selling herbicide Roundup.



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

PhD Scientist and Biochemist Reveals Hidden CDC Documents Showing Thimerosal In Vaccines Increase Neurologic Disorders


The CDC has been shunning the correlations between thimerosal and neurological disorders for a very long time. Although the FDA gave a two year deadline to remove the mercury based preservative from vaccines after the neurotoxin was banned in 1999, it still remains to this day in 60 percent of flu vaccines. A vaccine industry watchdog has now obtained CDC documents that show statistically significant risks of autism associated with the vaccine preservative, something the CDC denies even when confronted with their own data.

For nearly ten years, Brian Hooker has been requesting documents that are kept under tight wraps by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). His more than 100 Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests have resulted in copious evidence that the vaccine preservative Thimerosal, which is still used in the flu shot that is administered to pregnant women and infants, can cause autism and other neurodevelopmental disorders.

Dr. Hooker, a PhD scientist, worked with two members of Congress to craft the letter to the CDC that recently resulted in his obtaining long-awaited data from the CDC, the significance of which is historic. According to Hooker, the data on over 400,000 infants born between 1991 and 1997, which was analyzed by CDC epidemiologist Thomas Verstraeten, MD, “proves unequivocally that in 2000, CDC officials were informed internally of the very high risk of autism, non-organic sleep disorder and speech disorder associated with Thimerosal exposure.”

Factually, thimerosal is a mercury-containing compound that is a known human carcinogen, mutagen, teratogen and immune-system disruptor at levels below 1 part-per-million, and a compound to which some humans can have an anaphylactic shock reaction. It is also a recognized reproductive and fetal toxin with no established toxicologically safe level of exposure for humans.
http://www.wakingtimes.com/2014/02/24/phd-scientist-biochemist-reveals-hidden-cdc-documents-showing-thimerosal-vaccines-increase-neurologic-disorders/

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

Thursday, 27 February 2014

Smart Tyranny: How to Resist the Smart Grid


Smart technology represents less of a breakthrough in power distribution and more of a revolution in complete, constant, panopticon-like surveillance of everyone. As these smart technologies begin to invade our homes, we are becoming mere nodes in a giant network that we yet but dimly comprehend. Called the "Internet of Things," the plan is to create a network that will eventually include every single object on the planet. And as the public is finally becoming aware, such networks provide golden opportunities for corporations and governments alike to collect data and spy on the population.



Spying is the starting point. If everything you have is networked, and your equipment only functions in the network, you can be held hostage remotely by the authorities who can effectively harass or control you if you happen to engage in acts of political dissent.

Note that the NSA monitoring of ALL communications is intended for information gathering with a mind to control the population - or rather people in positions of power - via blackmail, bribery and other means available to intelligence agencies.

Also, as highlighted in the clip, please donate to Sibel Edmond's Boiling Frogs Post. They are having a fund raiser. Thanks!

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

These Corporations are the Real Welfare Queens


Abby Martin remarks on a recent report by GoodJobsFirst.org which exposes the absurd amount of taxpayer money used to provide some of the wealthiest companies in the US with corporate welfare.



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

Keiser Report (E567): Financial Death Shriekers


In this episode of the Keiser Report, Max Keiser and Stacy Herbert discuss the shriek factor in financial markets and the whirlpool of money death at MtGox. In the second half, Max interviews Jan Skoyles of The Real Asset Company about the biggest gold heists in history, the Goldilocks year for the gold and silver markets and the crowd-funding campaign for Get REAL.



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

Wednesday, 26 February 2014

Will NATO annex Ukraine? - Pepe Escobar


Anyone who believes Washington is deeply enamored of ‘democracy’ in Ukraine must hit eBay, where Saddam Hussein’s WMDs have been found, and are on sale to the highest bidder.

Or pay attention to the non-denial denials of the Obama administration, which swears on a daily basis there’s no ‘proxy war’ or Cold War redux in Ukraine.

In a nutshell; Washington’s bipartisan Ukraine policy has always been anti-Moscow. That implies regime change whenever necessary. As the European Union (EU), geopolitically, is nothing but an annex to NATO, what matters is NATO extending its borders to the Ukraine. Or at least Western Ukraine – which would be a valuable consolation prize.

This is a purely military-centric game – the logic of the whole mechanism ultimately decided in Washington, not in Brussels. It’s about NATO expansion, not ‘democracy’. When neo-con State Department functionary Victoria Nuland had her 15 seconds of fame recently, what she actually meant was “We’re NATO, F**k the EU.” No wonder there will be an urgent NATO Defense Ministers meeting in Brussels on Wednesday, centered on Ukraine.

No one will ever read that in US corporate media – or in academia for that matter. Harvard Professor Francis Boyle talking to Voice of Russia, or Princeton’s Stephen Cohen in a recent article for the Nation, are glaring exceptions.

Every informed analyst knows the mastermind of this ‘policy’, since the 1970s, is Zbigniew ‘The Grand Chessboard’ Brzezinski. Dr. Zbig was US President Barack Obama’s mentor at Columbia and is the Talleyrand of the Obama administration’s foreign policy machine.

He may have softened up a notch recently, arguing that although the US must remain the supreme power across Eurasia, Russia and Turkey must be seduced by the West. Yet his historic Russophobia was never diluted.
http://rt.com/op-edge/will-nato-annex-ukraine-414/

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

The Conspiracy Theory Is True: Agents Infiltrate Websites Intending To "Manipulate, Deceive, And Destroy Reputations"


In the annals of internet conspiracy theories, none is more pervasive than the one speculating paid government plants infiltrate websites, social network sites, and comment sections with an intent to sow discord, troll, and generally manipulate, deceive and destroy reputations. Guess what: it was all true.

And this time we have a pretty slideshow of formerly confidential data prepared by the UK NSA equivalent, the GCHQ, to confirm it, and Edward Snowden to thank for disclosing it. The messenger in this case is Glenn Greenwald, who has released the data in an article in his new website, firstlook.org, which he summarizes as follows: "by publishing these stories one by one, our NBC reporting highlighted some of the key, discrete revelations: the monitoring of YouTube and Blogger, the targeting of Anonymous with the very same DDoS attacks they accuse “hacktivists” of using, the use of “honey traps” (luring people into compromising situations using sex) and destructive viruses. But, here, I want to focus and elaborate on the overarching point revealed by all of these documents: namely, that these agencies are attempting to control, infiltrate, manipulate, and warp online discourse, and in doing so, are compromising the integrity of the internet itself." Call it Stasi for "Generation Internet."
http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-02-24/conspiracy-theory-true-agents-infiltrate-websites-intending-manipulate-deceive-and-d

The people working for the intelligence agencies who do this kind of work are protecting a corrupt system that will ultimately lead to trouble for themselves and their families.

Look at the cover-up of the Fukushima disaster. In 5 to 10 years the seriousness of the incident will be readily apparent due to the human die offs in Japan and the West Coast of the USA.

By stopping truth telling blogs and internet sites, by restricting the debate, the intelligence workers are stopping life-saving actions from being undertaken.

If you are eating fish out of the Pacific Ocean and you think it's safe, then you've been misled thanks to the information blackout. If not for truth telling internet sites, one might suppose that there is almost no problem at all, despite the fact that three nuclear reactors in Japan completely melted down.

Furthermore, suppression of information concerning the 911 attacks - as a false flag operation - helps to keep the world in a state of perpetual war.

If the online intelligence operatives know of individuals killed in this war, then they should understand that they are helping to murder people with their information suppression tactics. The war on terror is completely unnecessary and can be unwound with the truth about September 11.

If you are working for the present system think about what you are doing, and where this will all lead.

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

The Zionists Have No Clothes - Part 1: The Debunked Middle-Eastern Roots


The final blow for the Zionist theory came recently from an Israeli molecular geneticist. According to his findings, there is no genetic proof for the ‘Rhineland hypothesis’ according to which the Ashkenazi Jews are the descendants from Jews who fled Palestine after the Muslim conquest of the Holy Land, settled in the Rhineland at first and later moved east. The Khazarian theory, on the other hand, was confirmed by his findings.

He concludes that contrary to common belief, Jews are not a race, have no common Levantine ancestors, have nothing to do with the Roman Exile (70 A.D.), don’t originate from a small founder group, and are not all related to each other.

Consequences for the Zionist claim on Palestinian land

The confirmation of the Khazarian theory by modern genetics means that modern Jews have no ‘right of return’ to the Holy Land. It provides Palestinians with all the scientific evidence they need to refute the Zionist claims for their land and demand the removal of all Zionist immigrants and their descendants.
http://therebel.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=640958:the-zionists-have-no-clothes-part-1-the-debunked-middle-eastern-roots&catid=136:editorial&Itemid=2244

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

Tuesday, 25 February 2014

Democracy Murdered By Protest: Ukraine Falls To Intrigue and Violence - Paul Craig Roberts


The Ukrainian right-wing is in a stronger position than Washington’s paid Ukrainian puppets, essentially weak and irrelevant persons who sold out their country for Washington’s money. The Right Sector is organized. It is armed. It is indigenous. It is not dependent on money funneled in from Washington and EU financed NGOs. It has an ideology, and it is focused. The Right Sector doesn’t have to pay its protesters to take to the streets like Washington had to do.

Most importantly, well-meaning but stupid protesters–especially the Kiev students–and an Ukrainian parliament playing to the protesters destroyed Ukrainian democracy. The opposition controlled parliament removed an elected president from office without an election, an obvious illegal and undemocratic action. The opposition controlled parliament issued illegal arrest warrants for members of the president’s government. The opposition controlled parliament illegally released criminals from prison. As the opposition has created a regime of illegality in place of law and constitutional procedures, the field is wide open for the Right Sector. Expect everything the opposition did to Yanukovich to be done to them by the Right Sector. By their own illegal and unconstitutional actions, the opposition has set the precedent for their own demise.

Just as the February 1917 revolution against the Russian Tsar set the stage for the October 1917 Bolshevik Revolution, surprising the stupid “reformers,” the overthrow of the Ukrainian political order has set the stage for the Right Sector. We can only hope that the Right Sector blows its chance.

The American media is a useless news source. It serves as a Ministry for Government Lies. The corrupt propagandists are portraying the undemocratic removal of Yanukovich as a victory for freedom and democracy. When it begins to leak out that everything has gone wrong, the presstitutes will blame it all on Russia and Putin. The Western media is a plague upon humanity.
http://www.paulcraigroberts.org/2014/02/23/democracy-murdered-protest-ukraine-falls-intrigue-violence/

The US involvement in the Ukraine, basically funding and supporting the opposition, is NOT in anyway thanks to their interest in Human Rights. If the US was really interested in human rights they would have moved to end the fighting in the Congo or supported the pro-democracy movement in Bahrain. The reasons for acting in the Ukraine are a continuation of Cold War rivalry and also due to Russia's opposition to US-Israeli ambitions in Syria and Iran. Part of this agenda involves the vilification of Putin. 

Related Info:

US supports Ukraine turmoil though media blame Putin for chaos


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

Michael Mann Faces Bankruptcy as his Courtroom Climate Capers Collapse


Massive counterclaims, in excess of $10 million, have just been filed against climate scientist Michael Mann after lawyers affirmed that the former golden boy of global warming alarmism had sensationally failed in his exasperating three-year bid to sue skeptic Canadian climatologist, Tim Ball. Door now wide open for criminal investigation into Climategate conspiracy.

Buoyed by Dr Ball's successes, journalist and free-speech defender, Mark Steyn has promptly decided to likewise countersue Michael Mann for $10 million in response to a similar SLAPP suit filed by the litigious professor from Penn. State University against not just Steyn, but also the National Review, the Competitive Enterprise Institute and Rand Simberg. Ball's countersuit against Mann seeks "exemplary and punitive damages. " Bishop Hill blog is running extracts of Steyn's counterclaim, plus link.

Mann’s chief undoing in all such lawsuits is highlighted in a quote in Steyn’s latest counterclaim:
“Plaintiff continues to evade the one action that might definitively establish its [his science’s] respectability - by objecting, in the courts of Virginia, British Columbia and elsewhere, to the release of his research in this field. See Cuccinelli vs Rectors and Visitors of the University of Virginia...”
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The fact Mann refused to disclose his ‘hockey stick’ graph metadata in the British Columbia Supreme Court, as he is required to do under Canadian civil rules of procedure, constituted a fatal omission to comply, rendering his lawsuit unwinnable. As such, Dr Ball, by default, has substantiated his now famous assertion that Mann belongs "in the state pen, not Penn. State."  In short, Mann failed to show he did not fake his tree ring proxy data for the past 1,000 years, so Ball’s assessment stands as fair comment. Moreover, many hundreds of papers in the field of paleoclimate temperature reconstructions that cite Mann’s work are likewise tainted, heaping more misery on the discredited UN’s Intergovernmental Panel for Climate Change (IPCC) which has a knack of relying on such sub prime science.
http://www.principia-scientific.org/michael-mann-faces-bankruptcy-as-his-courtroom-climate-capers-collapse.html

When we are doing science we must show how we dealt with the raw data in coming to a conclusion - so that anyone can test what was done. In refusing to release raw data we do not have a verifiable scientific process.

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

Monday, 24 February 2014

US Adopts Israeli Demand to Bring Iran’s Missiles Into Nuclear Talks


The Barack Obama administration’s insistence that Iran discuss its ballistic missile program in the negotiations for a comprehensive nuclear agreement brings its position into line with that of Israel and senators who introduced legislation drafted by the pro-Israel lobby group AIPAC aimed at torpedoing the negotiations.

But the history of the issue suggests that the Obama administration knows that Iran will not accept the demand and that it is not necessary to a final agreement guaranteeing that Iran’s nuclear program is not used for a weapon.

White House spokesman Jay Carney highlighted the new U.S. demand in a statement Wednesday that the Iranians “have to deal with matters related to their ballistic missile program.”

Carney cited United Nations Security Council resolution 1929, approved in 2010, which prohibited any activity related to ballistic missiles capable of delivering nuclear weapons, including missile launches. “So that’s completely agreed by Iran in the Joint Plan of Action,” he added.

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif not only explicitly contradicted Carney’s claim that Iran had agreed to discuss ballistic missiles but warned that a US demand for discussion of its missile program would violate a red line for Iran.
http://original.antiwar.com/porter/2014/02/21/us-adopts-israeli-demand-to-bring-irans-missiles-into-nuclear-talks/

The intention, as with what we saw with Iraq is to bring about war, crippling sanctions, or both. The protagonists will not be happy until Iran is transformed either by bombing, invasion or the installation of a puppet Government.

Related Info:



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

Israel Support to Al Qaeda Rebels: New Free Syrian Army (FSA) Commander Trained in Israel



The new commander of the anti-Damascus militancy group, the Free Syrian Army (FSA), Abdul-Ilah al-Bashir has been trained in Israel, media reports said.

Al-Bashir had gone to Israel for treatment last year after he was wounded in Southern Syria during clashes with the Syrian army, Al-Ahd news website reported.

Al-Bashir was in charge of the military council in Southern Syria and he was transferred to a hospital in Israel after he was wounded in a military operation in Al-Rushid region.
http://rinf.com/alt-news/latest-news/israel-support-al-qaeda-rebels-new-free-syrian-army-fsa-commander-trained-israel/

The war in Syria is a proxy war - that will benefit Israel.

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

Huge Split: Eastern Ukraine Rises Against Kiev


The public gathering of deputies from local councils of southeastern Ukraine have declared they are taking responsibility for constitutional order in the country, as thousands of people have assembled in the city of Kharkov.



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

Keiser Report (E566): Zero-Sum World


In this episode of the Keiser Report, Max Keiser and Stacy Herbert discuss the new game called the Hunger Gains. In a financialized zero sum world, Housing Gains plus Hunger Pains equals The Hunger Gains. This game is sponsored by China, however, and if they withdraw their sponsorship by dumping their trillion in US Treasuries, a new game called working may have to happen. In the second half, Max interviews Alasdair MacLeod of Goldmoney.com about the redemption of emerging market currencies into the US dollar mirroring pre-WW1 bank runs, except on a global scale. With this ongoing global bank run happening, it is China that is buying up all the gold.



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

Sunday, 23 February 2014

Do YOU Know What the NDAA is?



This is what the mainstream US media DOES NOT TELL the public. Almost no-one knows about the NDAA and the fact that it passed in the Congress and Senate and that Obama signed it into Law instead of using his VETO option. If you can't work out that there is a problem from this incident (let alone the fact that there's been no prosecutions for torture, banking fraud, drone murders etc) then the problem is with you. This is why stopping the corruption is so difficult.

This video reveals that the indefinite detention clause for US citizens (so that's everyone) was put in at the insistence of the White House:



This is a summary of the wording for Section 1021 clipped from Wikipedia:

The detention sections of the NDAA begin by "affirm[ing]" that the authority of the President under the Authorization for Use of Military Force Against Terrorists (AUMF), a joint resolution passed in the immediate aftermath of the September 11, 2001 attacks, includes the power to detain, via the Armed Forces, any person, including a U.S. citizen,[12][20] "who was part of or substantially supported al-Qaeda, the Taliban, or associated forces that are engaged in hostilities against the United States or its coalition partners", and anyone who commits a "belligerent act" against the United States or its coalition allies in aid of such enemy forces, under the law of war, "without trial, until the end of the hostilities authorized by the [AUMF]". The text authorizes trial by military tribunal, or "transfer to the custody or control of the person's country of origin", or transfer to "any other foreign country, or any other foreign entity".[21]
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[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, February 23rd, 2014.]

Is US Supporting Oligarch Coup Attempt In Venezuela?


Venezuela is a country engulfed in myth in the US media.  It is almost impossible to get the truth from corporate media outlets. Indeed, Venezuela may be the most lied about country in the US media.  Sadly, groups that had been previously trusted like Human Rights Watch have joined the anti-Venezuela propaganda campaign and their reports on the country have been rebutted in great detail.  In this current round of misinformation, the presence of propaganda against Venezuela also been evident in the social media.

The misinformation in the United States is because Venezuela is the lynch pin of the movement of Latin America away from US domination.  Further, the oligarch class in Venezuela continues to control much of the media and big business interests.  They are able to have a big influence on the economy, create scarcity of key goods and can impact the value of Venezuelan currency by flooding Venezuela with off-market US dollars.  The oligarchs lost big in recent municipal elections and have lost national elections to Chavez and Maduro repeatedly.  Not only is Venezuela a challenge to US hegemony in the Americas, it is a challenge to big finance capitalism.  It has rejected the corporate-based neoliberal economics that the US is pushing throughout the world to the detriment of most people and the benefit of the wealthy. For all these reasons Venezuela is a top target of the United States and the oligarchs in Venezuela.

The opposition leader, Leopoldo López , has deep roots in the United States where he went to college and graduate school.  He received his masters degree from Harvard and reportedly has had ties to the CIA since undergraduate school (see Maria Paez Victor article below).  He is openly inciting violence, calling for the removal of Maduro and promising violence until he leaves. López is being sought for arrest in Venezuela.  Secretary of State John Kerry has threatened repercussions if he is arrested.
http://wearechange.org/us-supporting-oligarch-coup-attempt-venezuela/

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

How the CIA Recruited Nazis & Adopted Their Propaganda Methods | Interview with Christopher Simpson


Abby Martin speaks with American University Professor and Author of 'Blowback: The First Full Account of America's Recruitment of Nazis, Chris Simpson, about the cooperation between US intelligence and military agencies and Nazi espionage and propaganda experts in the years following World War II.



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

12 Banker Suicides Linked to JP Morgan Investigation for Forex Manipulation


In today's video, Christopher Greene of AMTV explains the link between 12 banker suicides and JP Morgan Chase.



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

Saturday, 22 February 2014

Celente: America's Overt Actions Destabilizing Ukraine as Never Before


At least 75 people have died in the street violence, as the broken truce between the government and the opposition has turned the Ukrainian capital into bloody turmoil. Gerald Celente, trends forecaster and publisher of The Trends Journal, joins RT to discuss this issue.



And the Government is turning on the protesters with deadly force - although the use of snipers may be intended to target those opposition figures using guns:

Shock Videos: Government Snipers Open Fire On Ukraine Crowds: “War Is Ahead of Us”

Related Info:

Ukraine riot summary/overview


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

Corbett Report Audio Podcast (182) - The Oklahoma City Bombing Cover-Up and Murders


Kenneth Trentadue was murdered in the Oklahoma City Federal Transfer Center in August, 1995. The authorities ruled it a suicide. Join us this week on The Corbett Report as we explore the incredible story of Jesse Trentadue, Kenney's brother, who has spent the last two decades working to find out what really happened to his brother...and how it connects to the Oklahoma City Bombing.



I recently read that the bombed Murrah building in Oklahoma held records detailing the WACO massacre. There was a Congressional inquiry into that incident in July of that year - the bombing was in April.

This podcast has information (towards the end) that claims A.G. Eric Holder was involved in the cover-up of Jesse Trentadue murder.

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

UPDATE: Architects and Engineers For 911 Truth - More than 2100* Building Experts say 911 was an Inside Job


http://www.ae911truth.org/
More than TWO THOUSAND one hundred experts now say that the attacks on the World Trade Centre Towers (and Building 7) were an inside job.

The reason for such a position is clear: there is overwhelming forensic evidence that demonstrates explosives MUST have been used on the buildings.

The official lies about 911 cannot be allowed to stand. Exposing the truth is necessary to stop any further staged attacks that could be used as a pretext to clamp down on civil liberties or as a justification for new Wars versus countries such as Iran. We live in dangerous times and we need experts like these to help fight against the lies.

Go to the AE911truth website and sign their petition. Become a sustaining member and donate money to further their operations. Give 10 dollars a month or more if you can afford it. Don't let the criminals win.

The analysis provided by these Architects and Engineers MUST be used by honourable Law Enforcement, Judicial and Military persons in actions against the real suspects. Don't let the perpetrators of 911 go unpunished. Spread the word about September 11 being an inside job !

As cliche as this sounds, we ARE all in this together. The only way to stop the threat of terrorism and to end the wars is to stand up and be heard. Nothing good will happen if we all remain silent.
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WATCH the must see AE911truth premier documentary 'Experts Speak Out'. This film contains life changing information for those not familiar with the clear evidence proving the attacks of September 11 involved Inside Help:



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

Keiser Report (E565): How to Steal Money in the Future & Benefit Today


In this episode of the Keiser Report, Max Keiser and Stacy Herbert discuss the last contagion in London, where even if an investor lives 200 fricking years, he'll never discover the vampire squid's true nature. They also cover the spate of banker suicides and the wholesale merger of high finance with heavy industry. In the second half, Max interviews a Green Party member of the Greater London Authority, Jenny Jones about Boris Johnson, the Bankers' Mayor.



Good show, except for the AGW part. For a balanced view on climate science check out Watts Up With That.

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

Friday, 21 February 2014

Battle for Yabroud (Syria) - What the Media Won't Tell You


All rebel groups agreed to be under AlQaeda command and their holding hostage a group of 12 nuns from Ma'loula. Meanwhile Congress approve arms and Saudi starts arming...



According to SyrianGirl the very first part of the video didn't upload. Nevertheless there is important information, pointing to extremist forces taking the lead in the fighting.

The second half of this clip shows a reconciliation between more moderate local insurgent forces and the Syrian Army. Apparently the insurgents realised they were being played by outside forces bent on the fragmentation of the country and gave up the battle. This is what information can do - it can literally stop wars - just as disinformation can start them.

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

From Bricks to Bullets: Police Footage Shows Kiev Rioters Going Ballistic (Shooting Police)


The Ukrainian Interior Ministry published footage showing Kiev rioters using all available means to fight police. Protesters mostly throw chunks of the downtown pavement and Molotov cocktails. Real firearms can also be seen on the video.



Ghandi would not be impressed.

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

Unite and Conquer: Fighting Back Against the Oligarchy




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

Chevron's Pizza Apology, Real Unemployment Rate, Jordan Davis & Racism's Historical Continuum


On this episode of Breaking the Set, Abby Martin remarks on the absurdity of Chevron offering free pizza coupons to residents of Bobtown, PA after an explosion from a fracking well rocked the small town. Abby then talks about the latest Gallup poll on joblessness, which reveals that unemployment is now the number one concern for Americans. Abby then goes over the 2011 arrest of activist Ray McGovern after his protest of a speech given by former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, and speaks with Mara Verheyden Hilliard, executive director of the Partnership for Civil Justice Fund, about the discovery her organization made after filing a FOIA request into McGovern's arrest. Abby then goes over the case of Rahinah Ibrahim, a Malaysian doctoral student who was mistakenly put on the US government's no-fly list, but instead of correcting the error, 3.8 million dollars were spent in litigation to take her off the list. BTS wraps up the show with an interview with Howard University professor, Dr. Wilmer Leon, discussing what it means to commemorate Black History month.



The entire episode is worth checking out. Watch it when you get a chance.

Note that the Official U6 unemployment rate of 12% still understates the real level of unemployment which is more realistically nearer to 20% according to shadowstats.

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

Thursday, 20 February 2014

Israel and Saudi Arabia’s Priorities in Syria. Covert Militarism and the “Lebanonization Strategy”


Current developments both inside and outside of Syria have shown that the primary sponsors of the extremist-dominated insurgency – namely, the United States, France, the United Kingdom, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Kuwait, Israel and Turkey – aren’t quite ready to throw in the towel.

One may be forgiven for thinking the Obama administration had decided to abandonthe policy of regime change following the failed attempt to incite intervention, through the chemical weapons casus belli in August. But the harsh reality remains that the above mentioned alliance is indeed continuing its covert military support of the insurgency, in one form or another, in the full knowledge the vast majority of rebels are religious fundamentalists with a sectarian agenda, and vehemently opposed to any form of democracy or political pluralism.

Primarily, the continued support is a product of the American Empires’ overarching strategy of Full Spectrum Dominance over resource-rich and strategically placed regions of the globe, via subversion, economic and military aggression; a policy imposed to varying degrees upon any state unwilling to accept full US subordination. This aggressive US stance is by no means exclusive to periods of heightened tension or crises; it is a permanent one, brought forward to its violent climax purely through Machiavellian opportunism.

In Syria’s case, the Arab uprisings provided the United States and its allies the perfect opening to set in motion the subversive plans they had been working on since at least 2006. The possibility of removing an opposing government that refuses to abide by American/Israeli diktat was simply too good a chance to be missed. Accordingly, and from a very early stage, the US made attempts to facilitate and support the violent elements in Syria, while its media arms were busy conflating them with localised legitimate protesters.
http://rinf.com/alt-news/breaking-news/israel-saudi-arabias-priorities-syria-covert-militarism-lebanonization-strategy/

Machiavellian posturing is correct. The US, Israel, and their allies will not stop in Syria until it is permanently fragmented. This scheme must be exposed, and powers like China, Russia and Brazil, whilst pointing at the proxy nature of the war, must step in and overtly support the Assad Government. If the extremists take over in Syria we will see another Libyan fiasco.

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

US and EU Are Paying Ukrainian Rioters and Protesters — Paul Craig Roberts


A number of confirmations have come in from readers that Washington is fueling the violent protests in Ukraine with our taxpayer dollars. Washington has no money for food stamps or to prevent home foreclosures, but it has plenty of money with which to subvert Ukraine.

One reader wrote: “My wife, who is of Ukrainian nationality, has weekly contact to her parents and friends in Zhytomyr [NW Ukraine]. According to them, most protesters get an average payment of 200-300 grivna, corresponding to about 15-25 euro. As I additionally heard, one of the most active agencies and ‘payment outlets’ on EU side is the German ‘Konrad Adenauer Stiftung’, being closely connected to the CDU, i.e. Mrs. Merkel’s party.”

Johannes Loew of the Internet site elynitthria.net/ writes: “I am just back from Ukraine (I live in Munich/Germany) and I was a lot at the Maidan. Most of those people get only 100 grivna. 300 is for Students.”

As I reported on February 12, “Washington Orchestrated Protests Are Destabilizing Ukraine,” http://www.paulcraigroberts.org/2014/02/12/washington-orchestrated-protests-destabilizing-ukraine/ Assistant Secretary of State Victoria Nuland, a rabid Russophobe and neoconservative warmonger, told the National Press Club last December that the US has “invested” $5 billion in organizing a network to achieve US goals in Ukraine in order to give “Ukraine the future it deserves.” http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article37599.htm Nuland is the Obama regime official who was caught red-handed naming the members of the Ukrainian government Washington intends to impose on the Ukrainian people once the paid protesters have unseated the current elected and independent government.

What Nuland means by Ukraine’s future under EU overlordship is for Ukraine to be looted like Latvia and Greece and to be used by Washington as a staging ground for US missile bases against Russia.

From the responses I received to my request for confirmations of the information sent to me from Moldova, http://www.paulcraigroberts.org/2014/02/14/russia-attack-paul-craig-roberts/ there is enough evidence that Washington fomented the violent riots for western newspapers and TV channels to investigate. But they haven’t. As we know, the presstitutes are enablers of Washington’s crimes and duplicities. However, the US media has reported that the Ukrainian government is paying Ukrainians to rally in favor of the government.
 http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/world/2014/02/16/ukraine-government-protests/5435315/ The Ukrainian government will have a hard time matching Washington’s $5 billion.
http://www.paulcraigroberts.org/2014/02/17/us-eu-paying-ukrainian-rioters-protesters-paul-craig-roberts/

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

Dollar Domination: US Military Boosts Presence in Africa




The uprising in Libya that gave an excuse for foreign 'humanitarian' kinetic intervention has helped destabilise parts of Africa allowing NATO to counter Chinese resource deals on the continent.

The terrorist groups themselves are being supplied and supported by Western proxies. Covert arms shipments throughout the region, much of it coming from looted Libyan stockpiles, are helping extremist groups and providing targets for US drones and allowing military interventions.

The conflict and suffering should be stopped, militarily if need be, but it is being instigated by outside forces to serve geopolitical ends.

Related Info:

Modern Terrorism and Privateers


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

Keiser Report (E564): France's Financial Horror Movie


In this episode of the Keiser Report, Max Keiser and Stacy Herbert critique Francois Hollande's B Movie for France. Turning to America for economic advice is a classic trope of the B financial horror movie and the President of France was in Silicon Valley drumming up support for French industry while neglecting to mention the bossnapping trend. They also look at the posh suburbs in London where residents are turning their homes into Fort Knox in order to defend themselves from moped riding ram raiders. In the second half, Max interviews French journalist, Pierre Jovanovic of Jovanovic.com about the ménage a trois of fraud, the Days of Rage and Francois Hollande as the enemy of the finances of the French people.



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

Wednesday, 19 February 2014

US-Backed Venezuelan Opposition trying to use Ukraine-style Protests to Take Power


Anchor Mike Walter of CCTV America sits down with Mark Weisbrot to debunk the myths behind the February 2014 Venezuelan protests.

The issue is beyond economic issues. The US-supported opposition are the ones that own almost all the mainstream media in Venezuela and have a choke-hold on the news, but this has not fooled the large numbers of Venezuelans that support the government. These groups have launched a propaganda war.

Despite the Venezuelan government's democratic mandate, which includes winning most the municipal campaigns in December 2013, the Venezuelan opposition wants to use flash mobs to takeover the country and ouster the government in Caracas. According to state news agency AVN, of the 337 mayors elected in December 2013, the final vote counts awarded 256 mayor positions (76%) to the ruling party or pro-government forces
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Some background information to the rioting in Venezuela.

Beware that there is a certain level of propaganda being used to vilify the Government. This does not mean there are no problems with the present Venezuelan Administration, but there are big-money US-supported interests at work here, working to undermine the economy, so they can take control.

Remember, not everyone that says they are out to help you are actually going to help.

Related Info:

International agencies fund Venezuelan opposition with $40-50 million annually
A revealing report published in May 2010 by the FRIDE Institute, a Spanish think tank, prepared with funding from the World Movement for Democracy (a project of the National Endowment for Democracy-NED), has disclosed that international agencies are funding the Venezuelan opposition with a whopping US$40-50 million annually.

This exorbitant amount of financing well exceeds the approximately $15 million previously believed to have been channelled to Venezuelan opposition groups via the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the NED.
http://alethonews.wordpress.com/2010/06/25/international-agencies-fund-venezuelan-opposition-with-40-50-million-annually/

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

Aussie TV Dares to Show the Real Occupation


I never thought I would see it. A mainstream TV programme, this one made by Australian channel ABC, that shows the occupation in all its inhuman horror.

The 45-minute investigative film concerns the Israeli army’s mistreatment of Palestinian children. Along the way, it provides absolutely devastating evidence that the children’s abuse is not some unfortunate byproduct of the occupation but the cornerstone of Israel’s system of control and its related need to destroy the fabric of Palestinian society.
http://www.jonathan-cook.net/blog/2014-02-11/aussie-tv-dares-to-show-the-real-occupation/

To see the film go to the link.

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

Since Spying to Benefit Monsanto Is Not Industrial Espionage, It’s Okay


One of the examples I often raise to show how our government likely uses SIGINT to advantage specific businesses is the way the government helps Monsanto budge into markets uninterested in its products.

One WikiLeaks cable showed the US embassy in Paris planned a “military-style trade war” to benefit Monsanto.

I pointed out that WikiLeaks had revealed that our diplomats had proposed a “military-style trade war” to force Europeans to adopt Monsanto’s controversial products.

The US embassy in Paris advised Washington to start a military-style trade war against any European Union country which opposed genetically modified (GM) crops, newly released WikiLeaks cables show.

In response to moves by France to ban a Monsanto GM corn variety in late 2007, the ambassador, Craig Stapleton, a friend and business partner of former US president George Bush, asked Washington to penalise the EU and particularly countries which did not support the use of GM crops.
http://www.emptywheel.net/2014/02/15/since-spying-to-benefit-monsanto-is-not-industrial-espionage-its-okay/

Related News:

Dow and Dupont get green light to grow GMO corn in EU

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

Tuesday, 18 February 2014

Syrian Peace Process Pretense


Lavrov was more blunt than usual. He accused Washington of focusing solely on "regime change." Syrian delegates want all Geneva I communique provisions discussed.

Ending violence and terrorism comes first. It matters most. Since talks began in January, thousands of Syrians were killed. Many others were injured. Others were displaced.

Top priority is ending mass slaughter and destruction. Everything else is secondary.

On Thursday, Brahimi held closed-door talks with Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Gennady Gatilov and US Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs Wendy Sherman.

"Russia and the USA promised here and in the capitals to help forward the process, in which there is little progress," said Brahimi.

He didn't explain what he meant. Russia has gone all-out for peaceful conflict resolution. Washington obstructionism prevents it.

Peace talks are fake. Obama's sole objective is regime change. Assad must go is official US policy.

It's been so throughout three years of conflict. Everything else is pretense. Perhaps Obama plans Libya 2.0. When is anyone's guess.

Pretexts are easy to invent. A previous article said direct US intervention is a major false flag incident away. It's an often repeated Washington way to start wars. Or escalate them.

Washington Post editors are hardline. Assad must go, they demand. They're mindless of Syrian suffering. They're encouraged by "Obama's new tone..."

Is he "creeping toward a rethinking of his Syria policy," they asked? He acknowledged policies so far failed.

WaPo editors consistently point fingers the wrong way. They ignore Obama's war. They turn a blind eye to imperial lawlessness.

They wrongfully accuse Assad of US-supported death squad crimes of war and against humanity. They support direct US intervention.

It "could help open humanitarian corridors and stop atrocities," they claim. They lied claiming Assad commits them. They ignore hard evidence proving otherwise.

Obama "has options on Syria," they say. "He should use them." WaPo editors believe ending wars depend on escalating them.

Washington "must reconsider its failed Syrian policy...With or without UN action, it is time for the Obama administration (to) check the regime's crimes and the growing threat of al-Qaeda."

Obama bears full responsibility for three years of conflict. Al-Qaeda and likeminded groups comprise US proxy forces. They're key US allies.

Washington supplies funding, weapons, training and direction. CIA and special forces operatives are involved. The only thing American mercenaries lack is air power.

http://www.rense.com/general96/syrff.html

If Assad goes and the rebel extremist groups take over we will see another failed state just like Libya with ethnic cleansing and all manner of atrocities perpetrated.

The idea that removing the current Syrian Government would be good for the country is utterly preposterous. People pushing this line have either bought, or are selling, heinous propaganda that we find comprising Western media reports on this proxy war.

Related Info:

Media Lies While Syrians Die: Media Disinformation and the Syrian War


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

Cocaine Planes from the CIA Bill Conroy explains


I interviewed Bill Conroy about the Mayan Jaguar scandal



Important information on US Government involvement in the drug trade.

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

Keiser Report (E563): We've Been Snookered!


In this episode of the Keiser Report, Max Keiser and Stacy Herbert ask how many snooker balls would take for David Cameron to throw into the storms in order to stop the flooding in the UK. To answer the question, Max asks World Snooker Champion, Ronnie O'Sullivan! They also discuss both Cameron's promise for unlimited funds to help the drowning Tory heartland and and how much more income it would require to keep pace with house price inflation in the UK. In the second half, Max interviews Nafeez Ahmed, author and journalist for the Guardian, about the triple crunch of energy, environment and economic crises.



Not a bad episode but they are wildly misinformed when it comes to the 'climate change' debate. For balanced information on this issue, that cuts at the underlying data, and problems associated with its misuse, see the site Watts Up With That.

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

Monday, 17 February 2014

Saudis Agree to Provide Gunmen in Syria with Mobile Antiaircraft Missiles


"Saudi Arabia has offered to give the opposition for the first time Chinese man-portable air defense systems, or Manpads, and antitank guided missiles from Russia," the journal said. A Western diplomat with knowledge of the weapons deliveries told the journal that "new stuff is arriving imminently."

Saudi Arabia has been the main supplier of weapons and funds to foreign-backed militants inside Syria. The United States is also said to have stepped up its financial support for the militants. Militant commanders say Washington has handed them millions of dollars in new aid.

Meanwhile, the Syrian army has reportedly arrested more than 80 foreign officers and soldiers, mostly from Saudi spy services. The detainees include seven high-ranking Saudi military officers, 14 Qatari officers and 9 Turkish intelligence personnel. The detainees are said to have entered Syria to carry out terrorist attacks. French daily Le Figaro recently said that the weapons used by the militants in Syria are initially purchased by Saudi Arabia from black markets in Ukraine and Bulgaria.




Saudi, Qatari and Turkish terrorism with the blessings of the West and Israel.

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

ReThink911 Canada Tour


The ReThink911 ads started what is now dubbed by activists “The Battle of Ottawa” when the Ottawa Transit Commission took on ReThink911 over the right to freedom of speech. Canadians in general responded – and supported free speech. National polls now show that 51% of Canadians believe that the collapse of WTC7 was a controlled demolition. If we believe what these polls are saying, it would appear that those who want an independent investigation into the events of 9/11 are now in the majority. Read more (including Gage's speaking schedule for the tour): http://www.ae911truth.org/en/news-section/41-articles/854-ae911truth-t...



Remember, only the truth about 911 can stop the war on terror.

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

Lew Rockwell on Endemic Corruption of US Government


Former New Orleans, La. Mayor Ray Nagin was convicted of 20 counts of corruption, while found not guilty on one count. Nagin was the mayor of the Crescent City from 2002 to 2010, shepherding the city through the devastation of Hurricane Katrina and the rebuilding that began immediately after. But during the rebuilding phase, Nagin required kickbacks from people looking to help the battered city. RT's Perianne Boring discusses the case and corruption in America with libertarian author Lew Rockwell, who is also the founder and chairman of the Ludwig von Mises Institute.



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

Design of World's First Thorium based Nuclear Reactor is Ready


The design is being developed at Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC), in Mumbai, India and aims to meet the objectives of using thorium fuel cycles for commercial power generation.

The AHWR is a vertical pressure tube type reactor cooled by boiling light water under natural circulation. The unique feature of this design is a large tank of water on top of the primary containment of vessel, called the gravity-driven water pool (GDWP). This reservoir is designed to perform several passive safety functions.

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The latest AHWR design incorporates several passive safety features. These include: Core heat removal through natural circulation; direct injection of emergency core coolant system (ECCS) water in fuel; and the availability of a large inventory of borated water in overhead gravity-driven water pool (GDWP) to facilitate sustenance of core decay heat removal. The emergency core cooling system (ECCS) injection and containment cooling can act (SCRAM) without invoking any active systems or operator action.
http://indiatoday.intoday.in/story/worlds-first-thorium-based-nuclear-reactor-barc/1/343569.html

The system is designed to stop functioning in the event of an emergency. There would be no run away fission events like what we saw in Chernobyl and Fukushima. All nuclear power plants around the world need to be replaced with Thorium technology.

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

Sunday, 16 February 2014

Bombshell: National Black Republican Association Files Articles of Impeachment Against Barack Obama


A conservative black citizens group, the National Black Republican Association (NBRA), has filed detailed articles of impeachment against Barack Obama, calling for his removal from office over the National Security Agency spying program, the prosecution of whistleblowers, wiretapping journalists, his torture program and the cover-up of Benghazi.

Though the group associates itself with Republicans, many of the articles referenced deal with activities that the Obama administration has engaged in with the full support of establishment Republicans, such as the NSA spying programs, illegal torture and treatment of whistleblowers like Edward Snowden.
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The articles blast Barack Obama and his administration for failing to secure the diplomatic mission in Benghazi, and then upon that failure, covering it up to hide the true nature of the attacks.

"He has covered up, delayed, impeded and obstructed the investigation of the Benghazi Battle," Article 1 states.

Specifically, he has done so with the claims of a video and protests being the reason for the attacks, and most recently the discovery that CIA operatives who survived the September 11, 2012 attacks have been threatened and polygraphed frequently by the intelligence agency to keep them silent.

Article 2 says that he disclosed secret grand jury material by exposing the existence of a sealed indictment of one of the Benghazi suspects. The group cites it as a violation of Rule 6(e) of the Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure that states: "…no person may disclose the indictment's existence except as necessary to issue or execute a warrant or summons.''

The articles also deal with Operation Fast and Furious, the targeting of American individuals, organizations and agencies by the Internal Revenue Service, the authorization and permission of the NSA to conduct or continue electronic surveillance of over 3000 million Americans without cause, wiretapping of over one hundred reporters from the Associated Press and other outlets.
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The Articles of Impeachment have been sent to President Obama, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, House Speaker Boehner, House Minority Leader Pelosi and the full Judiciary Committee of the US House of Representatives for action.
http://freedomoutpost.com/2013/08/bombshell-national-black-republican-association-files-articles-of-impeachment-against-barack-obama-aka-barry-soetoro/

The likelihood that no action will be taken by the corrupt leaders of the US Government is very high.

In 2008 Congressman Dennis Kucinich filed more than thirty articles of impeachment against George W. Bush and his own party failed to act on it - they essentially protected the criminals in the White House and made themselves accessories after-the-fact to these crimes.

What is required is a Special Grand Jury that will issue ARREST WARRANTS for anyone who has violated US law - past or present - in order to make inroads against the corruption.

Related Info:

Dennis Kucinich Introduces 35 Articles of Impeachment


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

Keiser Report (E562): Banksters' Münchausen Syndrome by Proxy


In this episode of the Keiser Report, Max Keiser and Stacy Herbert discuss the thousands of think tanks convincing populations to think of the King Joffrey Defense as a legitimate one when an elite murders innocent bystanders or financial markets. They also discuss the housing that is killing productivity in Australia and the UK, but policymakers in both countries are in love with their housing market captors. In the second half, Max and Simon Rose of Save Our Savers diagnose the UK economy with Münchausen Syndrome by Proxy, the Stockholm Syndrome and being trapped in the Matrix.



Great episode about blowing debt bubbles and servicing debt while not doing anything else productive. Eventually the misplaced 'capital', and resulting faux economic 'growth', will evaporate.

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

Has Cancer Been Completely Misunderstood?


Instead of viewing the hallmark trait of cancer, namely, incessant proliferation, as a newly evolved trait spurned by random mutations, it would be considered the default state of the cell, having been developed a billion years ago when 'not dying' would be the first priority.  Remember, this ancestral assemblage of cells would not have had the differentiation of cell type and specialization of tissue associated with higher animals, i.e. skin, hair, claws, etc., with which to protect themselves against the environment.

Damage to the skin in animals, for instance, results in the rapid death and sloughing off these 'extra' cells, to be replaced by new healthy ones.  A still barely multicellular entity would not have this luxury, and would entrench itself within genetic traits associated with resilience, the ability to resist all manner of environmental assault, and would express a highly 'selfish' form of behavior we now consider a fundamental property of cancer.

If cancer is an ancient survival program unmasked, this does not mean that the "Mutation Theory" does not still hold some truth. Genetic damage and mutations do in fact contribute to cancer, but rather than view them as 'causing' the complex set of behaviors associated with cancer, they unmask an already existent set of genetic programs [atavism].* For instance, there are over 100 oncogenes known to exist within our DNA and are shared by a vast array of different species including the fruit fly, indicating how ancient (at least 600 million years old) and universal they are (found in most multicellular organisms).

Numerous studies confirm that dinosaurs had tumors. These cancer-promoting genes are normally suppressed by more recently evolved genes (Metazoa 2.0), such as tumor-suppressor genes, but when enough damage to the more recently evolved genetic overlay occurs, the system goes into "Safe Mode" and the older genetic pathways (Metazoa 1.0) are activated once more
. http://www.naturalblaze.com/2014/02/has-cancer-been-completely-misunderstood.html#sthash.2gKEzWnw.dpuf

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

Saturday, 15 February 2014

Saudi Arabia: the Terrorist Middle Man for the CIA - Sponsoring Extremists in Syria and Elsewhere




Overlapping interests, overlapping corruption, proxy wars and terrorists in Syria. This is a good 6 minute summary highlighting the fact that the Saudis and the US are working together to fuel war among other things. Sitting at the 'top of the food chain' these leaders are corrupt and really don't give a damn - except when it comes to protecting the status quo.

A great summary by anti-neocon Ryan Dawson on the role the corrupt elites of Saudi Arabia play in sponsoring terrorists. These people are essentially part of the US-Israeli block.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, February 15th, 2014.]

Gerald Celente - Alex Jones Show - 20 Bankers Dead, Not 5




[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, February 15th, 2014.]

The FBI - Manufacturing Terror




[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, February 15th, 2014.]

The Martian Atmosphere Must be Thicker Than We've been Told


According to the text books Mars has very low surface air pressure which is 0.6 of the sea level pressure we have on Earth. The pounds per square inch is 0.087 (psi) to our 14.69 (psi). Images of the Martian sky taken in these alleged conditions often reveal an orange or grey-blue sky.

At 0.087 psi the level of Martian air pressure is similar to the very thin atmosphere on Earth at an altitude of 100,000 feet. According to this chart the psi on Earth at 100,000 feet is 0.162 compared to Mars at 0.087.

HOWEVER, the problem we face is that during the daylight hours on Earth at 100,000 feet the sky appears black.



On Mars, with a similar air pressure, looking upwards we are not treated to a black sky during the daylight hours but something either reddish or blue-grey.

We have been *told* that the colour of the Martian sky is due to dust particles suspended in the atmosphere.

BUT without dust, or even with small amounts of dust, and having such a thin atmosphere, the sky should conform to the same physical principles we find on Earth - the sky will be black.

On Earth, if we find ourselves looking skyward at a reddish hue we need either a lot of dust, like what one sees during a dust storm (in which visibility becomes obstructed); or instances where the Sun is shining low in the sky (through a lot more atmosphere) and the Rayleigh light scattering effect has turned away the blue wavelengths of light leaving the longer wavelengths of light (such as red) to travel in the direction of the observer. Also causing the red colouring on Earth is the Mei light scattering effect that interacts with larger sized particles (dust) at lower altitudes to cause red sunset colours to dominate out of the Sun's spectrum of light.

The problem we face with Mars is that there is an allegedly thin atmosphere and a distinct lack of haze from dust in the sky - except when there are dust storms. Looking at the thousands of high resolution images taken of Mars by the European Space Agency probe Mars Express you can see pictures without noticeable dust haze. Many of the pictures are stunning because of their clarity.


If the atmosphere was always full of dust - enough to cause a red hue- then we should almost always see instances of dust haze, just like on Earth when we find orange sky situations.

One should note that on any Earth day there is actually dust suspended in our relatively thick atmosphere - car filters pick it up all the time - and yet looking upwards - we see no red hues. All we are greeted with is the blue glare from the Rayleigh effect as white light interacts with small gas molecules in our atmosphere.

At night time, we still have our atmosphere, with the dust, and yet when we look up, there is no red hue, even when we have the stronger levels of light reflected directly off the Moon, absent the excessive blue glare from the daytime Rayleigh effect. Looking at the Moon we commonly see the white Sun light, and the grey and darker surface colours, being reflecting off the Moon - plus occasionally we see it as yellow thanks to mild Rayleigh scattering and dust effects - but no reds like in the Mars pictures.

With such a thin atmosphere on Mars, the sky should be predominantly black, just like on Earth at 100,000 feet, with occasional instances of redness from dust storms. The idea that there is enough dust always suspended in the thin Martian atmosphere to give a constant red hue seems extremely unlikely.

It has also been claimed that the red Mars we see, that looks like a star in the night sky, is due again to suspended dust in the atmosphere - in combination with the planet's surface colour. Yet when we look at the Moon we see its colour does not come from dust suspended in an atmosphere, but from the dark surface, the Sun's white light, and the effects of our own atmosphere. The same can hold true of Mars and we should not automatically accept that dust in the atmosphere must be the primary element - although such an effect is present when there are dust storms, which is to be expected on a planet that comprises mostly of desert.



The bottom line is that according to the official account - with a thin atmosphere - the Martian sky should theoretically be very black. There is no evidence to show that there is enough dust continually suspended in the clear sky to create the haze needed to produce an orange sky we see in the official pictures - the ones labelled as showing the true Martian sky colour.

The same process we find Earth works on Mars - the basic physics does not change. 

What is more likely, is that the sky we see in the Martian pictures is much thicker than what we have been told.

This thicker atmosphere would account for 'wash features' on the surface plus many of the images we find with blue-grey sky colours. The orange clear sky colours would be the image 'enhanced' pictures released by NASA, not the true colour pictures. At present many scientists are having trouble explaining the liquid water related phenomena (http://rt.com/news/water-flowing-mars-nasa-evidence-470/) because water would evaporate rapidly in the officially endorsed low pressure environment.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, February 15th, 2014.]

Friday, 14 February 2014

The Horrible Truth About Fukushima -- Helen Caldicott, MD


Fukushima was devastated by a massive earthquake on March 11, 2011 which led directly to a massive failure causing hydrogen explosions which blew the roof off of at least two of the reactor buildings. Tepco and the Japanese government have understated the radiation dangers and the dire reality of the situation from day one.

Helen says, at this point there is no "best case scenario" for Fukushima, just worsening degrees of horror because it's scientifically impossible to clean up what has already occurred. And with thousands of spent fuel rods and thousands more active rods still in the fuel pools of the damaged reactor buildings, the worst case scenario - if another major earthquake hits the area - is an ecological nightmare of biblical proportions for everyone living in the Northern hemisphere
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If proper action is taken now, with an international effort to clean up and completely entomb the Fukushima site, in 600 years the situation will be stabilised. Real action needs to be taken NOW.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, February 14th, 2014.]

Sex, Virus & Computer Hack: GCHQ Spy Arsenal Revealed


Sending out viruses, hijacking social media accounts, and attacking computer networks. Those may sound like hackers' techniques, but they're also in the arsenal of Britain's spies, according to leaks from Edward Snowden.



Cyber attacks on activist sites is a sure sign that the authorities have lost the information war. They are trying to close the barn door after the horse has bolted.

Even with attacks on websites, there too many remaining reputable hubs, too many DVDs circulating, too many You Tube videos, and there are email, phone and person-to-person contacts. Plus there are enough individuals wise to the deceptions and disinformation that nothing can be done.

Everything should be done to break the censorship and corruption in Government, including by those working for the government, because of disasters like Fukushima.

We are already in deep s**t and things will get worse for EVERYONE until serious revelations about the corruption more fully enter the mainstream consciousness.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, February 14th, 2014.]