Saturday, 28 February 2015

The Liberty Beacon Interviews Ry on 911 and the Neocons




A sensible talk about who was responsible for the attacks of 911.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, February 28th, 2015.]

Ukrainian Crisis News. Latest news of Ukraine, Donbass, ISIS, NATO, USA, Russia 25.02.2015


1) Poroshenko Buys UAE Weapons, Talks about Peace
2) Cameron Commits Troops to Ukraine, NATO Scared by Russian agression
3) Facebook frontline: Kiev calls up 'online army' amid information war
4) Chicago PD Blacksite Is Domestic Guantanamo




Related Info:

Vladimir Putin : NATO legions are already fighting in Ukraine (ENG SUB)


[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, February 28th, 2015.]

US Air Force C17 Transport Caught Smuggling Arms and Drugs into Argentina


Argentina’s foreign ministry has issued a press release stating that it will be making a formal protest over undeclared weapons and drugs brought into the nation at Ezeiza last Thursday.

A manifest provided by the US did not list war materiel and drugs which were seized by Argentine authorities.

Among the confiscated materiel were communications interception equipment, encrypted communications equipment, sophisticated GPS devices, high power rifles, a machine gun and narcotics as well as a full trunk of expired pharmaceuticals including stimulants. All boxes had the stamp of the 7th Army Airborne Brigade based in North Carolina.

The Argentine government estimates the value of the goods and the C17 transport expenses to exceed $2 million.
https://alethonews.wordpress.com/2011/02/14/us-air-force-c17-transport-caught-smuggling-arms-and-drugs-into-argentina/

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, February 28th, 2015.]

Keiser Report (E724): Can Bitcoin save Greece?


In this episode of the Keiser Report, Max Keiser and Stacy Herbert discuss the impossible demand from the Greek voters that both austerity ends and that they remain in the euro as currently arranged. They also look at a parallel ‘future-tax’ crypto currency as a possible answer to Greece’s problems. In the second half, Max interviews Liam Halligan, editor-at-large at BNE.eu and columnist at the Telegraph, about the latest on the unpayable debt crisis in Greece. Liam suggests a Grexit will happen but that Greece won’t be the first European nation to leave the euro.



[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, February 28th, 2015.]

Friday, 27 February 2015

Washington Has Resurrected The Threat Of Nuclear War — Paul Craig Roberts


'Foreign Affairs' is the publication of the elitist Council on Foreign Relations, a collection of former and current government officials, academics, and corporate and financial executives who regard themselves as the custodian and formulator of US foreign policy. The publication of the council carries the heavy weight of authority. One doesn’t expect to find humor in it, but I found myself roaring with laughter while reading an article in the February 5 online issue by Alexander J. Motyl, “Goodbye, Putin: Why the President’s Days Are Numbered.”

I assumed I was reading a clever parody of Washington’s anti-Putin propaganda. Absurd statement followed absurd statement. It was better than Colbert. I couldn’t stop laughing.

To my dismay I discovered that the absolute gibberish wasn’t a parody of Washington’s propaganda. Motyl, an ardent Ukrainian nationalist, is a professor at Rugers University and was not joking when he wrote that Putin had stolen $45 billion, that Putin was resurrecting the Soviet Empire, that Putin had troops and tanks in Ukraine and had started the war in Ukraine, that Putin is an authoritarian whose regime is “exceedingly brittle” and subject to being overthrown at any time by the people Putin has bought off with revenues from the former high oil price, or by “an Orange Revolution in Moscow” in which Putin is overthrown by Washington orchestrated demonstrations by US financed NGOs as in Ukraine, or by a coup d’etat by Putin’s Praetorial guards. And if none of this sends Putin goodbye, the North Caucasus, Chechnya, Ingushetia, Dagestan, and the Crimean Tarters are spinning out of control and will do Washington’s will by unseating Putin. Only the West’s friendly relationship with Ukraine, Belarus and Kazakstan can shield “the rest of the world from Putin’s disastrous legacy of ruin.”

When confronted with this level of ignorant nonsense in what is alleged to be a respectable publication, we experience the degradation of the Western political and media elite.
http://www.paulcraigroberts.org/2015/02/24/washington-resurrected-threat-nuclear-war-paul-craig-roberts/

Related Info:

High Caliber Deal: How Will Ukraine Use Weapons Supplied by Other Countries?
Ukraine claims it has signed an arms deal with the United Arab Emirates. Security analyst and former UK intelligence officer Charles Shoebridge says that Kiev could use weapons provided by other nations in both offensive and defensive ways.


[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, February 27th, 2015.]

British Foreign Office Wants UK Journalist Graham Phillips out of Donbass


Graham Phillips prepared an answer, which he also put up on social networks. In his letter the nice European diplomatic manners are combined with the quite Russian frankness and "novorussian" views. «I accept that my working practices may appear unconventional, — he writes to the Foreign Office. – However they are easily explainable – I wear camouflage when filming from frontline positions so as not to attract extra attention to those I am with, or myself. The Ukrainian military are equally inclined to shoot journalists as combatants.».

The British journalist explains his political position to the British diplomats, which in essence puts him into the same category with the separatists in the eyes of the Europeans and the Kiev authorities. «Firstly, on a factual point, I’m not in Ukraine, I am in Novorossiya, which voted to secede from Ukraine in referendums last May 11th, after the violent revolution of Euromaidan installed an unelected, far-right government,» — Graham explains. — «I wear ‘separatist insignias’ because I think Novorossiya is a beautiful country. I’ve taken part in firearm drills to augment my experience, and understanding, as a war correspondent.»

Graham also informs of his plans to return into Great Britain in the nearest time. "I appreciate the support of my country, in a diplomatic capacity, and hope that my work here has enlightened our nationals to the real situation here, rather than the skewered misrepresentation sadly perpetrated by much of the British media, and the mistaken position of the British government.".
http://russia-insider.com/en/military_politics_ukraine/2015/02/23/3771

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, February 27th, 2015.]

Gold: Fool’s Gold - Michael Rivero


Internet Freedoms and Government Intervention
Guest's website:
http://whatreallyhappened.com/



[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, February 27th, 2015.]

The Trans-Pacific Partnership: The Dirtiest Trade Deal, You've Never Heard Of


The Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement is a deal currently being negotiated between 12 countries, including Australia - and currently, drafts leaked to media suggest that there's a lot to be afraid of. The Abbott Government can still refine or reject parts of the deal that aren't in the public interest; but without public pressure, there's little hope of hearing about, much less putting a stop to, the devil in the detail.



Watch and share. This is vitally important information.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, February 27th, 2015.]

Thursday, 26 February 2015

Ukraine Won’t Abide by Ceasefire Deal’s Withdrawal of Heavy Weapons


One of the most important aspects of the Minsk ceasefire for eastern Ukraine was the removal of heavy weapons from the front lines. Both sides were a bit slow in getting this going, with the rebels just finally starting the pullback over the weekend.

The two sides were supposed to do the pullbacks within two weeks of the ceasefire, and the rebels were about a week in when they began. That’s far better than the Ukrainian military, however, which is now refusing to pull weapons out at all.

The army is claiming that the rare skirmishes ongoing in the nation’s east justify them keeping their military assets on the front lines, even though that’s the opposite of what the ceasefire deal said.
http://news.antiwar.com/2015/02/23/ukraine-wont-abide-by-ceasefire-deals-withdrawal-of-heavy-weapons/

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, February 26th, 2015.]

Leaked Cables Show Netanyahu’s Iran bomb Claim Contradicted by Mossad


Binyamin Netanyahu’s dramatic declaration to world leaders in 2012 that Iran was about a year away from making a nuclear bomb was contradicted by his own secret service, according to a top-secret Mossad document.

It is part of a cache of hundreds of dossiers, files and cables from the world’s major intelligence services – one of the biggest spy leaks in recent times.

Brandishing a cartoon of a bomb with a red line to illustrate his point, the Israeli prime minister warned the UN in New York that Iran would be able to build nuclear weapons the following year and called for action to halt the process.

But in a secret report shared with South Africa a few weeks later, Israel’s intelligence agency concluded that Iran was “not performing the activity necessary to produce weapons”. The report highlights the gulf between the public claims and rhetoric of top Israeli politicians and the assessments of Israel’s military and intelligence establishment.
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/feb/23/leaked-spy-cables-netanyahu-iran-bomb-mossad?CMP=share_btn_fb

The headline says it all. The Iran WMD lies are/were the same as the Iraq WMD lies ... pushed by megalomanic politicians.

IRAN LIE same as IRAQ LIE


[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, February 26th, 2015.]

The Government Can Go Back in Time and Listen to Calls You Made Before You Were a Target


Back in May 2013, a former FBI agent went on national television and twice told the American public that "all digital communications" are recorded and retained for posterity by US government agencies. Those comments came just a month before the first Edward Snowden leaks rocked the world. Later that June Glenn Greenwald, the reporter to publish the first of the Snowden leaks, told an audience in Chicago that the NSA collects the content of one billion phone calls per day.
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When FBI agent Tim Clemente said on television in May 2013 that the federal government had the ability to go back in time and listen to all of Tamerlan Tsarnaev's phone calls, it wasn't at all clear exactly how the NSA might technically do such a thing. In order for spy agencies to make use of phone calls harvested en masse, they not only have to collect and store every phone call made in the United States. They also have need the encryption keys to unscramble the conversations, to turn the bits of data into something meaningful to intelligence analysts. This latest Snowden leak shows us the NSA and FBI apparently have no problem doing the latter.
http://www.blacklistednews.com/The_government_can_go_back_in_time_and_listen_to_calls_you_made_before_you_were_a_target/42122/0/38/38/Y/M.html

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, February 26th, 2015.]

Whatever Became of Economists and the American Economy – Paul Craig Roberts


According to the official economic fairy tale, the US economy has been in recovery since June 2009.
 
This fairy tale supports America’s image as the safe haven, an image that keeps the dollar up, the stock market up, and interest rates down. It is an image that causes the massive numbers of unemployed Americans to blame themselves and not the mishandled economy.

This fairy tale survives despite the fact that there is no economic information whatsoever that supports it.
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How can there be a recovery when nothing has recovered?

Do economists believe that the entire corpus of macroeconomics taught since the 1940s is simply incorrect? If not, how can economists possibly support the recovery fairy tale?

We see the same absence of economics in the policy response to the sovereign debt crisis in Europe. First of all, the only reason that there is a crisis is because instead of writing off that part of the debt that cannot be paid, as in the past, so that the rest of the debt could be paid, creditors have demanded the impossible–that all the debt be paid.

In an attempt to achieve the impossible, heavily indebted countries, such as Greece, have been forced to reduce old age pensions, fire government employees, reduce social services such as health care and education, reduce wages, and sell-off public property such as ports, municipal water companies, and the state lottery. These austerity packages deprive the government of revenues and the population of spending power.
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Consider “globalism.” Every country has been convinced that globalism is imperative and that not to be part of the “global economy” means economic death. In fact, to be part of the global economy means death.
 
Understand the economic destruction that globalism has wreaked on the United States. Millions of middle class factory jobs and professional skill jobs such as software engineering and Information Technology have been taken away from the American middle class and given to people in Asia. In the short-run this drops labor costs and benefits the profits of the US corporations that offshore the jobs, but the consequence is to destroy the domestic consumer market as jobs that permit the formation of households are replaced with lowly paid part-time jobs that do not.
http://www.paulcraigroberts.org/2015/02/23/whatever-became-economists-american-economy-paul-craig-roberts/

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, February 26th, 2015.]

Keiser Report (E723): Sovietization of Capitalism


In this Keiser Report, Max Keiser and Stacy Herbert discuss removing the document to remove the men who rule our bureaucratic world - from their mountains of derivatives paperwork, which has added nothing to global GDP to the piles of QE, which has added merely more paper gains to an over-bloated stock market.

In the second half, Max interviews David Graeber about his new book, The Utopia of Rules: On Technology, Stupidity and the Secret Joys of Bureaucracy. They talk about the Sovietization of capitalism as more and more paperwork and more and more contracts are required for the simplest of every day financial exchanges. Max introduces the concept of a Fee-ocracy which believes in the ideology of fee-ism, whereby spinning enough contracts and debt makes us all rich as epitomized by the practice of Quantitative Easing which is printing paperwork.



[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, February 26th, 2015.]

Wednesday, 25 February 2015

Iraqi Army Downs 2 UK Planes Carrying Weapons for ISIL


"The Iraqi Parliament's National Security and Defense Committee has access to the photos of both planes that are British and have crashed while they were carrying weapons for the ISIL," Head of the committee Hakem al-Zameli said, according to a Monday report of the Arabic-language information center of the Islamic Supreme Council of Iraq.

He said the Iraqi parliament has asked London for explanations in this regard.

The senior Iraqi legislator further unveiled that the government in Baghdad is receiving daily reports from people and security forces in al-Anbar province on numerous flights by the US-led coalition planes that airdrop weapons and supplies for ISIL in terrorist-held areas.

The Iraqi lawmaker further noted the cause of such western aids to the terrorist group, and explained that the US prefers a chaotic situation in Anbar Province which is near the cities of Karbala and Baghdad as it does not want the ISIL crisis to come to an end.

Earlier today, a senior Iraqi provincial official lashed out at the western countries and their regional allies for supporting Takfiri terrorists in Iraq, revealing that US and Israeli-made weapons have been discovered from the areas purged of ISIL terrorists.

"We have discovered weapons made in the US, European countries and Israel from the areas liberated from ISIL's control in Al-Baqdadi region," the Al-Ahad news website quoted Head of Al-Anbar Provincial Council Khalaf Tarmouz as saying.

He noted that the weapons made by the European countries and Israel were discovered from the terrorists in the Eastern parts of the city of Ramadi.

Al-Zameli had also disclosed in January that the anti-ISIL coalition's planes have dropped weapons and foodstuff for the ISIL in Salahuddin, Al-Anbar and Diyala provinces.

Al-Zameli underlined that the coalition is the main cause of ISIL's survival in Iraq.

"There are proofs and evidence for the US-led coalition's military aid to ISIL terrorists through air(dropped cargoes)," he told FNA in January.

He noted that the members of his committee have already proved that the US planes have dropped advanced weaponry, including anti-aircraft weapons, for the ISIL, and that it has set up an investigation committee to probe into the matter.

"The US drops weapons for the ISIL on the excuse of not knowing about the whereabouts of the ISIL positions and it is trying to distort the reality with its allegations.

He noted that the committee had collected the data and the evidence provided by eyewitnesses, including Iraqi army officers and the popular forces, and said, "These documents are given to the investigation committee ... and the necessary measures will be taken to protect the Iraqi airspace."

Also in January, another senior Iraqi legislator reiterated that the US-led coalition is the main cause of ISIL's survival in Iraq.

"The international coalition is only an excuse for protecting the ISIL and helping the terrorist group with equipment and weapons," Jome Divan, who is member of the al-Sadr bloc in the Iraqi parliament, said.

He said the coalition's support for the ISIL is now evident to everyone, and continued, "The coalition has not targeted ISIL's main positions in Iraq."
http://english.farsnews.com/newstext.aspx?nn=13931204001534

Supplies for ISIL/ISIS are also coming across the open Turkish border as reported by German DW TV News. ISIS is doing the West's dirty work in the Middle East against the Shiite population that is allied to Iran and Syria.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, February 25th, 2015.]

Ukrainian Crisis News. Latest News of Ukraine, Donbass, Kharkov, USA, Europe 23.02.2015


1) Half Kiev’s forces in east Ukraine killed by poor kit, friendly fire
2) Arms Pullback Begins in E. Ukraine
3) 2 killed in blast at 500-strong pro-Kiev rally in Kharkov
[false flag]
4) Pro-US Sectarian is Head of Ukraine’s Security and Defence Council



Look for staged provocations that will reignite the fighting.

Related News:

"Ukraine will go to war in late March"--Zakharchenko
The head of the self-declared Donetsk People’s Republic Aleksandr Zakharchenko announced that Ukraine is bringing up heavy equipment to the conflict zone and, in his opinion, might resume combat operations in late March or early April.

“We are beginning the withdrawal of heavy equipment, while Ukraine is bringing it up from Kharkov and Dnepropetrovsk. Seems to be there will be a provocation. Ukraine will go to war in late March or Early April. Ukraine needs war,” Zakharchenko said during a Monday briefing.
http://fortruss.blogspot.com/2015/02/ukraine-will-go-to-war-in-late-march.html

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, February 25th, 2015.]

Norman Finkelstein: Netanyahu is a Maniac


Afshin Rattansi goes underground on the recent Israeli attack on Gaza. Norman Finkelstein, author of ‘Method and Madness - The hidden story of Israel's assaults on Gaza’, says the Goldstone report was 'devastating' in its conclusion that Israel was trying to punish and humiliate the citizens of Gaza, and that Israel has a 'maniac' for a head of state.



[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, February 25th, 2015.]

Is "The Lord of the Rings" an Allegory? - Questions For Corbett #020


In this edition of the "Questions For Corbett" series, James tackles your questions on constitutional challenges to the Federal Reserve, the 28 pages and 9/11, Steve Jobs and the New World Order, political interpretations of "The Lord of the Rings" and much more.



Corbett points out that he realised the US was a one party system in 2006 when, after the Democrat Party took control of Congress during the Mid Term elections, they failed to impeach President Bush. The one party system stages phoney fights over various social issues that is used as cover to fool the public. Also, the redacted 28 Pages is almost certainly about Israel, not just Saudi Arabia (see video below).



[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, February 25th, 2015.]

How to Avoid Wall St Ripoffs - Ellen Brown


Remember when Goldman Sachs -- dubbed by Matt Taibbi the Vampire Squid-- sold derivatives to Greece so the government could conceal its debt, then bet against that debt, driving it up? It seems that the ubiquitous investment bank has also put the squeeze on California and its school districts. Not that Goldman was alone in this; but the unscrupulous practices of the bank once called the undisputed king of the municipal bond business epitomize the culture of greed that has ensnared students and future generations in unrepayable debt.
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Debt for the Next Generation
 
Among the hundreds of California school districts signing up for CABs were fifteen in Orange County. The Anaheim-based Savanna School District took on the costliest of these bonds, issuing $239,721 in CABs in 2009 for which it will have to repay $3.6 million by the final maturity date in 2034. That works out to $15 for every $1 borrowed.
 
Santa Ana Unified issued $34.8 million in CABs in 2011. It will have to repay $305.5 million by the maturity date in 2047, or $9.76 for every dollar borrowed.
 
Placentia-Yorba Linda Unified issued $22.1 million in capital appreciation bonds in 2011. It will have to repay $281 million by the maturity date in 2049, or $12.73 for every dollar borrowed.
 
In 2013, California finally passed a law limiting debt service on CABs to four times principal, and limiting their maturity to a maximum of 25 years. But the bill is not retroactive. In several decades, the 400 cities that have been drawn into these shark-infested waters could be facing municipal bankruptcy -- for capital "improvements" that will by then be obsolete and need to be replaced.
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The State that Escaped: North Dakota
 
According to Demos, per-student funding has been slashed since 2008 in every state but one -- the indomitable North Dakota. What is so different about that state? Some commentators credit the oil boom, but other states with oil have not fared so well. And the boom did not actually hit in North Dakota until 2010. The budget of every state but North Dakota had already slipped into the red by the spring of 2009.
 
One thing that does single the state out is that North Dakota alone has its own depository bank. The state-owned Bank of North Dakota (BND) was making 1% loans to school districts even in December 2014, when global oil prices had dropped by half. That month, the BND granted a $10 million construction loan to McKenzie County Public School No. 1, at an interest rate of 1% payable over 20 years. Over the life of the loan, that works out to $.20 in simple interest or $.22 in compound interest for every $1 borrowed. Compare that to the $15 owed for every dollar borrowed by Anaheim's Savanna School District or the $10 owed for every dollar borrowed by Santa Ana Unified.
 
How can the BND afford to make these very low interest loans and still turn a profit? The answer is that its costs are very low. It has no exorbitantly-paid executives; pays no bonuses, fees, or commissions; pays no dividends to private shareholders; and has low borrowing costs. It does not need to advertise for depositors (it has a captive deposit base in the state itself) or for borrowers (it is a wholesale bank that partners with local banks, which find the borrowers). The BND also has no losses from derivative trades gone wrong. It engages in old-fashioned conservative banking and does not speculate in derivatives. Unlike the vampire squids of Wall Street, it is not motivated to maximize its bottom line in a predatory way. Its mandate is simply to serve the public interest.
http://www.opednews.com/populum/printer_friendly.php?content=a&id=188294

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, February 25th, 2015.]

Tuesday, 24 February 2015

US ''Easing Into'' War with Syria by Using ISIS


The US is a few “accidental” airstrikes away from total war with Syria. The US is reportedly working with Turkey to provide militants inside of Syria with radios to call in US airstrikes to help in their “fight against ISIS.”

Despite the obvious reality that these militants are in fact fighting alongside ISIS and are primarily fighting the Syrian Arab Army, and that such airstrikes are inevitably going to be called in on Syrian, not ISIS targets, the US is nonetheless attempting to assure the world this is not the case.


The London Telegraph declared in its article, “Moderate Syrian rebels ‘to be given power to call in US air strikes’,” that:
The US is planning to train some 5000 Syrian fighters a year under the plan as part of an effort to strengthen the fractured rebel movement against the government of President Bashar al-Assad and extremist groups.
The Wall Street Journal reported that the initial training would focus on helping rebels hold ground and resist fighters allied with the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (Isil).
The Telegraph would also report:
Four to six-man units will be equipped with rugged Toyota Hilux vehicles, GPS and radios so they can identify targets for airstrikes.
Even in the Telegraph’s article, it is clear that this plan will inevitably be aimed at the Syrian government and its troops, the only secular force in the region fighting Al Qaeda and its spin-off, ISIS.
http://www.activistpost.com/2015/02/us-easing-into-war-with-syria-by-using.html

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, February 24th, 2015.]

Anti-Putin Journalist:Truth About Ukraine [June 2014]


Veteran journalist Mark Franchetti is notoriously critical of Putin's government and Russia. On Ukrainian TV he tells the real situation in the East but the Ukrainians try to shut him up.



The journalist reveals that the people in the east of Ukraine reacted because of their fear of the fascists in Kiev.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, February 24th, 2015.]

Venezuela Coup Timeline: Plotters Paid in US Dollars, Planned to Assassinate President and Install De Facto Regime


This story was completely blacked-out in the US media, and it’s no wonder why.

Last week an attempted coup d’é·tat took place in Venezuela. It is the third failed US-backed coup attempt in the last 25 years.

It was the latest episode of Washington’s war on democracy in South America.
TeleSUR provided detailed coverage of a US-backed power grab which was reminiscent of the CIA’s gilded age of southern hemisphere nation-wrecking in the 1970′s. The ouster attempt saw key opposition fascist-oriented figures took advantage of plunging oil prices and used student street protests as cover for the attempted coup which was foiled by the Maduro government.
http://21stcenturywire.com/2015/02/20/venezuela-coup-timeline-plotters-paid-in-us-dollars-planned-to-assassinate-president-and-install-de-facto-regime/

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, February 24th, 2015.]

DC/NY/LA Trip Update - Ry Dawson (Activism)


Campaign link is here https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/ex... two anti-AIPAC conference tickets, change of return date, extra day or days in the hotel, possibly gopro camera gear, its about 911 dollars but i went with 1028 just to have 28 in there.



Just remember that foreign Governments aided the 911 hijackers. Dawson's efforts here are aimed at exposing the truth about September 11 - which will ultimately END the war on terror. Donate if you can.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, February 24th, 2015.]

Keiser Report (E722): Central Bank Command, Control World


Max Keiser and Stacy Herbert discuss the resignation of Peter Osborne from the Telegraph for what he claims was the newspaper’s refusal to publish any negative stories about HSBC. This is what happens when you don’t have a second opinion, like Keiser Report. In the second half, Max interviews Joel Benjamin, co-founder of The People vs PFI, and Nicholas Shaxson, author of ‘Treasure Islands: Tax Havens and the Men Who Stole the World’. They discuss the latest on HSBC’s crimes, the role of HSBC in the PFI contracts offshoring public infrastructure and Max asks whether or not the crackdown on Switzerland’s role in tax evasion has merely moved the trillions in cash into London and Manhattan real estate - right where the empire wants it.



[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, February 24th, 2015.]

Monday, 23 February 2015

Wesley Clark to Fox News Bimbo: "We Use Radical Islamists for Foreign Policy Objectives"




Wow... General Clark kept hammering the overlooked truth that Nation States Back the Extremists. And we know the US supports this situation (and is involved) because they've done very little to stop this activity having very close intelligence connections to the countries involved - Saudi Arabia and Turkey (where are the sanctions?).

Furthermore the US has been arming moderate opposition groups for years, the same ones that have committed numerous atrocities and co-operated with extremists in Syria and elsewhere. The extremist's agenda, that targets the Hezbollah-Syria-Iraq(Shiite)-Iran nexus, also serves the interests of Israel, the number one influence on US foreign policy. Note: If the US does become involved in ground operations against ISIS in Iraq, don't fool yourself into thinking this absolves them of being unhanded, since the troops sent into action are expendable pawns in the larger geopolitical game.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, February 23rd, 2015.]

Israeli Spying, and Stealing Weapons: Demodulation Case


this case is on going and we will have an hour interview up tomorrow on ANCreport.com
Part 1
http://youtu.be/YWdDrKvJz5c [59 mins at this link]



Part 2 [Current info]


[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, February 23rd, 2015.]

Jonathan Emord Talks About Corruption Within the FDA


Constitutional Attorney Jonathan Emord discusses how corruption within the Food and Drug Administration results in unsafe pharmaceutical drugs becoming available to the public.



[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, February 23rd, 2015.]

Keiser Report (E721): Global Market For Conflict


Max Keiser and Stacy Herbert discuss the new Blackwater world order in which corporations employ and deploy mercenaries to enforce their extrajudicial TTIP 'rights' over sovereign nations of non-corporate person-peasants. In the second half, Max continues his interview with Mitch Feierstein of Planet Ponzi.com about the Carney effect on the Canadian dollar and the velocity of money. Mitch also has a chart, the most important chart the audience will ever see and that is the gold price chart. He tells the Keiser Report what it means for the future of monetary policy and our economies.



[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, February 23rd, 2015.]

Sunday, 22 February 2015

U.S., Turkey Sign Deal to Openly Arm ISIS-Linked Syrian Rebels


The U.S. and Turkey have signed an agreement to openly train and arm Syrian rebels, the majority of whom have ties to ISIS.

The deal was signed Thursday by U.S. ambassador John Bass and a senior Turkish official, according to the Associated Press, and the support could begin as early as next month.

But moderate rebel groups in Syria which are independent of ISIS are practically extinct and the main belligerents in the ongoing Syrian Civil War are ISIS affiliates and the Syrian government.

“Armed groups qualified as ‘moderate’ are closely coordinating their activities with terrorist groups,” Alexey Borodavkin, the Russian Federation ambassador to the U.N., said to a Human Rights Council, adding that Syria is facing a “huge army of trained, armed terrorists.”

A “moderate” rebel commander confirmed Borodavkin’s statement back in Sept. “We are collaborating with the Islamic State and the Nusra Front by attacking the Syrian Army’s gatherings in… Qalamoun [in Syria],” Bassel Idriss, the commander of a Free Syrian Army rebel brigade, told the Lebanese Daily Star. Idriss also mentioned the FSA’s dwindling power as many of his U.S.-backed fighters continue to “pledge allegiance” to ISIS. “ISIS wanted to enhance its presence in the Western Qalamoun area,” Idriss said. “After the fall of Yabroud and the FSA’s retreat into the hills, many units pledged allegiance to ISIS.” Another rebel, Abu Khaled, also said they were willing to collaborate with ISIS and its affiliates. “Fighters feel proud to join al-Nusra [an ISIS affiliate] because that means power and influence,” Abu Ahmed, the commander of an FSA brigade near Aleppo, told the Guardian.
http://www.infowars.com/u-s-turkey-sign-deal-to-openly-arm-isis-linked-syrian-rebels/

The US and its allies have been backing the extremist forces from the beginning. They do not care who they support, so long as the goal of regime change (or prolonged conflict) is successful in Syria.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, February 22nd, 2015.]

Smoking Gun: Wiretaps Reveal Turkey's Attacks on Syrian Regime Positions


Media reports based on eyewitness and opposition sources
saying that Turkey has become a party to the civil war in Syria have
found their way into court proceedings. During the trial of the Islamic
State (IS) militants who attacked Turkish security forces at Nigde last
year, court files revealed that Turkey, beyond supplying opposition
forces with weapons and ammunition, had also given artillery support to
the opposition groups that captured Kassab. The prosecutor obtained
striking admissions by tapping the defendants’ phones. According to
documents obtained by Ahmet Sik of Cumhuriyet, the wiretapping
transcripts reveal that the opposition forces at Kassab inform people in
Turkey of the coordinates of Syrian army positions around Kassab, and
then Turkey shells those locations
.
http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=eea_1424348215

And the Turkish border is deliberately left open so they can support the extremist side in a proxy war against Syria. All the arrows of evidence are pointing in the same direction.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, February 22nd, 2015.]

Ukrainian Crisis News. War in Ukraine, Donbass, Kiev, Europe, Russia, USA 20.02.2015


1) DPR, LPR Pullout Weaponry, Kiev Shell Donetsk
2) Peacekeepers of War
3) Great “European” Ditch instead of Wall
4) Psaking Have Come to White House



Kiev continues to shell Donetsk in violation of the ceasefire:



[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, February 22nd, 2015.]

Maidan, 1yr on: Who Fired the Shots in Central Kiev?


Ukraine is marking one year since the deadliest days of the protests which forced out the previous government. The 20th of February 2014 saw the worst violence, with over 50 people killed in central Kiev. People in the Ukrainian capital have been paying tribute to the victims of the Maidan massacre, laying flowers and lighting candles at the scene of last year's bloodshed. Back then the new leaders in Kiev, along with their supporters in the US and EU, pointed the finger at the riot police, but witness accounts and media investigations paint a different picture, as RT's Lizzie Phelan reports.



[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, February 22nd, 2015.]

US Port Strikes Continue and Paul Craig Roberts on Greece




Posted for the PCR interview: "Paul tells us if the eurozone’s approach to the Greek economic and debt crisis was a failure and explains the connection between capital allocation debt and stock market volatility."

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, February 22nd, 2015.]

Saturday, 21 February 2015

'Obama’s Speech at Security Summit was Performance of Deception’ - Brian Becker


The world must reject the notion that the United States and its western allies are at war with Islam, President Barack Obama has said, putting the blame for extremism in the Middle East on Syria’s embattled President Bashar Al-Assad and governmental instability in neighboring Iraq. Brian Becker, the director of the Anti-War Answer Coalition, joins RT to discuss the blame game.



Prez Obama had said that the problem of extremism in the Middle East comes from within the region - denying the fact that these groups, operating on such large scales, did NOT exist before US intervention and denying that their expansion was aided thanks to covert/overt support from the west (plus via their partner nations in the region). Becker (the analyst) mentions the circumstances of post invasion Iraq, where the US disbanded the Iraqi Army and later created death squads as part of their occupation strategy.

The greatest problem since the end of the Bush Administration and the appearance of President Obama is the disappearance of the anti-war movement. We must 'maintain the rage' and act against corruption. Don't be fooled by the 'liberal leaning' establishment puppets.  

Related Info:

WMD LIES - Bush Cheney Rumsfeld - THE ULTIMATE CLIP


[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, February 21st, 2015.]

Has ABC News Radio Become a War Facilitating Propaganda Service? A Letter.


The following letter was sent to ABC News Radio (Australia) in response to the words of one of their guests - a supposed expert on US foreign policy:

LETTER

Has ABC News Radio become a war facilitating propaganda service? I was listening to Joe Siracusa, professor of Human Security and International Diplomacy at RMIT, spout nonsense about the Middle East saying the US has been at war there for 25 years in efforts to 'fix a long running problem.' He implied that we had faced the same in-country issue, centred on Iraq, the entire time.

Such a misleading and grossly generalised appraisal of the wars whitewashes the particular circumstances that led to conflict and handily absolved the US of its criminal responsibilities throughout this entire 25 year period.

The problems we see in Iraq today were largely due to US intervention. Unbeknownst to many (certain academics excepted), the original Iraqi attack on Kuwait in 1990 was invited by US Ambassador April Glaspie:

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Transcript of Meeting Between Iraqi President, Saddam Hussein and U.S. Ambassador to Iraq, April Glaspie. - July 25, 1990 (Eight days before the August 2, 1990 Iraqi Invasion of Kuwait)

July 25, 1990 - Presidential Palace - Baghdad

U.S. Ambassador Glaspie - I have direct instructions from President Bush to improve our relations with Iraq. We have considerable sympathy for your quest for higher oil prices, the immediate cause of your confrontation with Kuwait. (pause) As you know, I lived here for years and admire your extraordinary efforts to rebuild your country. We know you need funds. We understand that, and our opinion is that you should have the opportunity to rebuild your country. (pause) We can see that you have deployed massive numbers of troops in the south. Normally that would be none of our business, but when this happens in the context of your threat s against Kuwait, then it would be reasonable for us to be concerned. For this reason, I have received an instruction to ask you, in the spirit of friendship - not confrontation - regarding your intentions: Why are your troops massed so very close to Kuwait's borders?

Saddam Hussein - As you know, for years now I have made every effort to reach a settlement on our dispute with Kuwait. There is to be a meeting in two days; I am prepared to give negotiations only this one more brief chance. (pause) When we (the Iraqis) meet (with the Kuwaitis) and we see there is hope, then nothing will happen. But if we are unable to find a solution, then it will be natural that Iraq will not accept death.

U.S. Ambassador Glaspie - What solutions would be acceptab le?

Saddam Hussein - If we could keep the whole of the Shatt al Arab - our strategic goal in our war with Iran - we will make concessions (to the Kuwaitis). But, if we are forced to choose between keeping half of the Shatt and the whole of Iraq (i.e., in Saddam s view, including Kuwait ) then we will give up all of the Shatt to defend our claims on Kuwait to keep the whole of Iraq in the shape we wish it to be. (pause) What is the United States' opinion on this?

U.S. Ambassador Glaspie - We have no opinion on your Arab - Arab conflicts, such as your dispute with Kuwait. Secretary (of State James) Baker has directed me to emphasize the instruction, first given to Iraq in the 1960's, that the Kuwait issue is not associated with America. (Saddam smiles)

On August 2, 1990, Saddam's massed troops invade and occupy Kuwait. _____

Baghdad, September 2, 1990, U.S. Embassy

One month later, British journalists obtain the the above tape and transcript of the Saddam - Glaspie meeting of July 29, 1990. Astounded, they confront Ms. Glaspie as she leaves the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad.

Journalist 1 - Are the transcripts (holding them up) correct, Madam Ambassador?(Ambassador Glaspie does not respond)

Journalist 2 - You knew Saddam was going to invade (Kuwait ) but you didn't warn him not to. You didn't tell him America would defend Kuwait. You told him the opposite - that America was not associated with Kuwait.

Journalist 1 - You encouraged this aggression - his invasi on. What were you thinking?

U.S. Ambassador Glaspie - Obviously, I didn't think, and nobody else did, that the Iraqis were going to take all of Kuwait.

Journalist 1 - You thought he was just going to take some of it? But, how could you? Saddam told you that, if negotiations failed , he would give up his Iran (Shatt al Arab waterway) goal for the Whole of Iraq, in the shape we wish it to be. You know that includes Kuwait, which the Iraqis have always viewed as an historic part of their country!

Journalist 1 - American green-lighted the invasion. At a minimum, you admit signaling Saddam that some aggression was okay - that the U.S. would not oppose a grab of the al-Rumeilah oil field, the disputed border strip and the Gulf Islands (including Bubiyan) - the territories claimed by Iraq?

(Ambassador Glaspie says nothing as a limousine door closed behind her and the car drives off.)

*********

Later, the international support for attacking Iraq in 1991 was rallied by the 'babies taken out of the incubators' lie, famously aired by 'nurse Nayirah' who was actually a Kuwaiti Ambassador's daughter.

What actually occurred in the early 90s was a US orchestrated 'set-up' that led to a short lived war with huge consequences for the future. None of this was accidental. This was not simply an intrinsically Iraqi centred problem that needed to be fixed, as Professor Siracusa might like to believe.

Overlooking the subsequent sanctions on Iraq that lasted into the early 2000s we next arrive at the US concocted WMD lies, that were a combination of total fabrications (Uranium from Niger, the meeting with Al Qaeda in Prague), and distortions of intelligence that were strongly suspected to be false (mobile weapons labs, the Curve Ball nuclear program testimony, the aluminium 'centrifuge' tubes). Nevertheless, the 2003 war was pushed relentlessly by neoconservative politicians, along with a compliant post-911 intelligence community and media, with the support of the British establishment (world wide protests be damned!).

In the end the corporate media, except in isolated instances, failed to challenge the faux narrative that was heaped upon the public and we ended up with a full scale invasion and occupation of Iraq. Again what we experienced was a completely unnecessary and entirely avoidable war that lead to the subsequent destabilisation of the Middle East.

The occupation policy, of disbanding the Army and forming Shia death squads one year later (Google it), in order to 'counter the Sunni insurgency' - again a policy directed by the neoconservatives - directly led to the sectarian violence that ravaged the country post Saddam's rule. This was not a problem the US was simply trying 'fix'.

Joe Siracusa also falsely said that President Obama has been an anti-war president. How can this be true when he expanded the drone war into multiple countries not at war with the USA, attacked Libya using false humanitarian cover (which we now know was contradicted by contemporary intelligence reports), participated in a proxy war against Syria, and backed the coup in Ukraine that ultimately led to the current war? 

The current President is not anti-war, he's simply pro-covert war, using humanitarian cover and anti-Russian propaganda to sell various US interventions to the public.

Professor Siracusa should know better than to misinform the public on your radio program. Furthermore, you people at News Radio should know better than to invite such guests to repeat heinous whitewashing propaganda (unchallenged) to your audience.

You should ask yourselves the question; does our Mainstream Media Facilitate Mass Murder through varying levels of propaganda and/or misinformation, and are you part of this process?

Please forward this message to your news director and or researchers. Thank you.
_________________________

Some additional comments about the 2003 Iraq War:

The war was certainly no 'accident' - it was a premeditated attack. The neoconservatives entrenched in the Bush Administration were the same ones actively pushing for a war on Iraq during the 90s. We even have their policy paper - the Project for a New American Century (PNAC) - that specifically singles out Iraq as a target. Furthermore, in a 60 Minutes interview, former Treasury Secretary, Paul O'Neill, recalled a meeting in 2000, before the attacks of 911, where the topic of discussion was planning for a US invasion of Iraq.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, February 21st, 2015.]

Ukrainian Crisis News. Latest news of Ukraine, Donbass, Kiev, Europe, USA, Russia 19.02.2015


1) Ukrainian Democracy Strike Back
2) Fear and Loathing in Kiev
3) Poroshenko wants peacekeeper presence in Ukraine
4) Churkin Doubt in Kiev's Commitment to the Minsk Agreements
5) Kiev: Violating agreements? No problem!




Related:

Ukrainian troops abandon tanks, arms leaving Debaltsevo


[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, February 21st, 2015.]

Dead Banker 61 "Froze To Death" ???


Are You Serious? Another Dead Banker?



I wouldn't go for this guy's religious comments, but the observations about the dead bankers are 'dead on'. Whatever is going on doesn't seem like natural attrition.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, February 21st, 2015.]

McDonald's Flops in Vietnam - Asia-Pacific Perspective


STORY 1: Malaysia PM Under Scrutiny Over Wealth, Opposition Crackdown STORY 2: Turning 1 in Vietnam, McDonald’s Sees Mixed Performance in Asia STORY 3: Broc's Community Garden Journal: Week 7, 2015 - 'First Fruits'



[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, February 21st, 2015.]

Friday, 20 February 2015

NATO/UN Desperately Seek Ceasefire To Save ISIS After Syrian Army Encircles Aleppo


In a military victory that may very well rival the liberation of Qusayr in terms of significance, on February 17, the SAA officially encircled the entirety of Syria’s largest city Aleppo. In so doing, the SAA was also able to seal off the road leading into the city from the North which has been used as a supply route for the terrorist death squads receiving reinforcements and supplies from Turkey since the beginning of the crisis.

While not controlled by the Western-backed terrorist forces entirely, large portions of Aleppo have fallen under death squad control since NATO began backing jihadists forces in earnest in 2010. The Syrian military has long sought to establish control over the entirety of the city and, over the last several months, the SAA has been fighting to do just that. Over the last few weeks, however, the SAA was able to win a number of key battles and take control over a several key villages that enabled it to position itself all the way around Aleppo.


The encirclement of Aleppo comes as the SAA has launched a new offensive against death squad forces in the south, near the occupied Golan Heights and the Syrian/Israeli border.

Even the Huffington Post has been forced to admit that “If government forces succeed in fully besieging opposition-held areas, the move will pose the greatest threat to the rebels' position in the area since anti-Assad fighters stormed parts of the city in 2012.”

Conveniently, however, as the Syrian military is poised to make such a monumental victory over the Western-backed jihadists, the United Nations has announced its plans for a ceasefire in and around Aleppo.

The plan, spearheaded by UN envoy Steffan de Mistura has apparently been in the works for months – since about the time that the Syrian military began its encirclement operation around Aleppo.

De Mistura’s plan would involve a six-week truce and the halting of aerial bombardment and artillery shelling of Aleppo in all quarters of the city.
De Mistura claims that he received assurances from Syrian President Assad that the Syrian government is willing to participate in the truce.

However, it is worth noting that the peace deal benefits only the death squad fighters funded by the West and operating on the ground inside the country, particularly those fighting inside Aleppo
.
http://www.activistpost.com/2015/02/natoun-desperately-seek-ceasefire-to.html

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, February 20th, 2015.]

Once a Top Booster, ex-U.S. Envoy No Longer Backs Arming Syrian Rebels


Robert Ford was always one of the Syrian rebels’ loudest cheerleaders in Washington, agitating from within a reluctant administration to arm vetted moderates to fight Bashar Assad’s brutal regime.
In recent weeks, however, Ford, the former U.S. ambassador to Syria who made news when he left government service a year ago with an angry critique of Obama administration policy, has dropped his call to provide weapons to the rebels. Instead, he’s become increasingly critical of them as disjointed and untrustworthy because they collaborate with jihadists.

The about-face, which is drawing murmurs among foreign policy analysts and Syrian opposition figures in Washington, is another sign that the so-called moderate rebel option is gone and the choices in Syria have narrowed to regime vs. extremists in a war that’s killed more than 200,000 people and displaced millions.

On the heels of meetings with rebel leaders in Turkey, Ford explained in an interview this week why his position has evolved: Without a strong central command or even agreement among regional players that al Qaida’s Nusra Front is an enemy, he said, the moderates stand little chance of becoming a viable force, whether against Assad or the extremists. He estimated that the remnants of the moderate rebels now number fewer than 20,000. They’re unable to attack and at this point are “very much fighting defensive battles.”
http://www.mcclatchydc.com/2015/02/18/257024/once-a-top-booster-ex-us-envoy.html

Ford points out, later in the article, that the rebels have been working with Al Nusra for a number of years - something the alternative media has been pointed to for the entire period. Moreover, the Saudis, who are close US allies, have admitted to supporting more extreme elements over the course of what is essentially a proxy war. At least this Ford character is admitting to the crime.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, February 20th, 2015.]

The Fall of Debaltsevo - Murad Gazdiev on 'Cauldron' Aftermath


Kiev troops surrounded in the city of Debalstevo have started to surrender en masse, Ukrainian rebels have said. President Poroshenko announced a complete withdrawal from the contested city.



The Ukrainian soldiers talking in this clip point out that they were in a very difficult situation (ie they were trapped). The ceasefire here will be temporary until fascist forces in Kiev, pushed by neocon 'advisors', can marshal enough troops and equipment for another round of attacks.

Related Info- There is still military activity occurring inside the cauldron!

Military Report of Novorossia. Latest news of Ukraine, DPR, LPR 18.02.2015

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, February 20th, 2015.]

Paul Craig Roberts: Guest Column by Kevin Ryan — Science Died On 9/11


Kevin Ryan, a science/engineering employee of the firm that certified the steel used in the construction of the World Trade Center skyscrapers, realized that the official explanation of the destruction of the three skyscrapers was false. Steel does not, and cannot, behave in the way that the official explanation says.

In the article below, Ryan exposes the NIST account as pseudo-science akin to Lysenko’s temporarily successful attempt in the Soviet Union to substitute ideology for genetic science.

Today pseudo-science has exploded. Monsanto and its GMOs rest upon “science” paid for by agri-business. Honest scientists who dispute the faked evidence cannot get funding.

Ryan’s interest in pseudo-science was sparked by the false account of 9/11. He lists these six characteristics that indicate pseudo-science:

There is a lack of experiments.
The results of experiments are ignored or contradicted in the conclusions.
There is either no peer-review or peer-reviewer concerns are ignored.
The findings cannot be replicated or falsified due to the withholding of data.
False conclusions are supported by marketing or media propaganda.
Hypotheses that are supported by the evidence are ignored.


Ryan concludes that “all six of these characteristics of pseudo-science are exhibited by the U.S. government investigation into what happened at the WTC on September 11th, 2001.”
Ryan then demonstrates that the official story consists not of any facts but of the six pseudo-science characteristics----------------------------------------
A physicist who speaks out against the official 9/11 story jeopardizes not only his career but the career of all his colleagues in his physics department. The university has to buy out his tenure and say good-bye, or the department is cut off from outside funding.

My Oxford University professor, the distinguished physical chemist Michael Polanyi, told me that during his career, during which he produced a number of students who won Nobel Prizes, scientific apparatus was inexpensive. The equipment needed for experiments and discoveries did not require funding beyond the capability of university budgets, and if it did, the donors were interested in discovery for the sake of progress and not conclusions in support of their material interests.

No more. Today money buys result. Today if a soil scientist gets a grant from agribusiness, he knows better than to attest to the dangers of GMOs and Roundup.

Food scientists know not to say anything about the poisoning of the food supply with pesticides, hormones, and antibiotics.

The preposterous official story of 9/11 warned physical scientists to forget all that they know about not only the temperature necessary to melt steel but also the temperature necessary to weaken steel. It taught them to forget the obvious calculations that prove beyond all doubt that there was not enough gravitational energy in the towers to pulverize everything into fine dust, much less to eject steel beams and human bone fragments hundreds of yards away. It taught them to ignore the molten steel still steaming below the rubble in the subfloors of the towers weeks after the towers’ destruction.

The question what produced a temperature so high that molten steel still was present weeks after 9/11 has been officially ignored.

Kevin Ryan is correct. Science died at the World Trade Center. As scientists respect money more than they respect truth, the abuse of science for political and commercial purposes will only get worse.

Just as Gerald Celente has produced the term “presstitutes,” a combination of press and prostitutes, for the media, he will need to come up with a term with the whores in the scientific community. As Karl Marx said, Capitalism turns everything into a commodity that can be bought and sold.
http://www.paulcraigroberts.org/2015/02/17/guest-column-kevin-ryan-science-died-911/

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, February 20th, 2015.]

Keiser Report (E720): Puny Tax Evasion


In this episode of the Keiser Report, Max Keiser and Stacy Herbert discuss how when the going gets tough, the bureaucrats start lying. They also discuss HSBC’s full page apology for the very least of their crimes - which is their role in the puny tax evasion, a crime much smaller than Libor rigging, forex market manipulation and money laundering for the Mexican and Colombian drug cartels. In the second half, Max interviews Mitch Feierstein of PlanetPonzi.com about the Carney effect on the Canadian dollar and the property bubbles in Canada and the UK.



[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, February 20th, 2015.]

Climate “Science”: Consensus or Conformity?


I started a PhD program in Environmental Engineering because I worried about climate change. It didn’t take long for me to become a skeptic.

My first paper, a study about precipitation intensity over the U.S., was rejected by reviewers because it contradicted the climate model projections. Though they could find nothing wrong with the methodology, they decided observational data must be flawed because climate models couldn’t possibly be wrong and wrote that the paper could not be published.

I then started reading the atmospheric science literature about precipitation trends. It was clear to me that the theory about changes in precipitation intensity were designed to explain climate model results that didn’t mesh with observations. When I found that changes in observed precipitation were largest in autumn, and did not find the same patterns of precipitation in climate models outputs, I really became skeptical about the use of climate models. When I started working with climate models and saw how poorly they reproduce precipitation patterns, I was forced into the realization that the “science” was being fit to the models and that the models were not very realistic. From my perspective, this runs contrary to the scientific method.
https://alethonews.wordpress.com/2015/02/17/climate-science-consensus-or-conformity/

There is politics in science. If you don't understand human behaviour then you will miss this vital point.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, February 20th, 2015.]

Thursday, 19 February 2015

Wesley Clark: "Our Friends and Allies Funded ISIS to Destroy Hezbollah"




ISIS is given support because they serve a purpose. This is geopolitical truth. The recent 'allied' attacks upon the extremists are just part of a wider game of deception. The ISIS logistical lines, running through the open Turkish border and Iraq, are still in place. The Frankenstein monster is on the loose and there are no serious moves to shut down the supply lines.

Note that "friends and allies" would include Israel (photographed and filmed rendering aid) and the elements of the western intelligence community that include the CIA and Saudi intelligence services. The target is the Hezbollah-Syria-Iraq(Shiite)-Iran nexus, with Russia in the background. All the countries involved in supporting the extremists will gain if they can break or disrupt that nexus.

Most people have trouble accepting such a scenario, despite exposure to supporting points of damning evidence, because they value individual human life and don't connect to people who do not. It seems to me that many/most people at the top of the geopolitical tree, those involved in strategic planning and intelligence plotting, do not value individual human lives. They do not value the lives of large communities or even whole countries. They can probably justify the death tolls and misery in the context of 'greater purpose'.

There are crazy fundamentalists out there willing to cut peoples heads off but there are also traitors to humanity within our own midsts that would support such cretins.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, February 19th, 2015.]

Russian Draft Resolution on Ukraine Passed by UN Security Council


The United Nations Security Council has voted unanimously to approve a Russia-drafted resolution to support the Minsk agreements, reached by the leaders of France, Germany, Russia and Ukraine last week.



Russia is trying to stop the fighting but the question is what will happen on the ground in Ukraine? If the past is any measure then each side, particularly the Kiev Government, will accuse the other of not withdrawing or of breaking the ceasefire.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, February 19th, 2015.]

Ukrainian Crisis News. Latest News of Ukraine, Donbass, Kiev, USA 17.02.2015


1) DPR: Kiev Lost 60 Troops on Feb.16, Situation in Debaltsevo is Tense
2) Poroshenko and Kerry Coordinate Positions
3) Who is Poroshenko?
[a Traitor]
4) SBU Initiated the Case for pro-Novorossia Posts in FB



According to the above clip, Ukraine Army troops fighting in the Debaltsevo cauldron did not know there was supposed to be a ceasefire.

The following is the tactical situation as portrayed by the rebels. The war is continuing as it had before the ceasefire:



[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, February 19th, 2015.]

Kaspersky Lab Uncovers Online Spy Tools with Potential NSA Connections


The Moscow-based Kaspersky Lab has discovered new methods allegedly used by a group known as the ‘Equation Group’, potentially linked to America’s National Security Agency, to establish the world's most complex spy system, infecting tens of thousands of computers and targeting computer networks and telecoms across 30 countries.



[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, February 19th, 2015.]

'Unacceptable!' Greek Govt Turns Down EU Bailout Offer, Talks Stall


Greece rejected draft statement during talks in Brussels, not going to continue current program



[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, February 19th, 2015.]

Wednesday, 18 February 2015

Ukrainian Government Faces Possible Coup - Michael Rivero


Plus USA falls to 49th in press freedom, anti-depressants, attempted Internet censorship, faux news, ISIS 



Rivero really breaks down the political situation in Kiev (at the beginning) citing reports that key people associated with the corrupt Government are making plans to flee the country.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, February 18th, 2015.]

Military Report of Novorossia. Latest news of Ukraine, DPR, LPR 16.02.2015




There is no ceasefire.

The clip shows that fighting, of some sort, is still being carried out. This is the tactical situation as portrayed by the rebels. I would be very skeptical about the statistical summary at the end of this presentation.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, February 18th, 2015.]

Hailed as a Model for Successful Intervention, Libya Proves to be the Exact Opposite


When Saddam Hussein was captured in 2003 by U.S. forces, Iraq War advocates boastfully celebrated the event as proof that they were right and used it to mock war opponents (Joe Lieberman and John Kerry, for instance, gleefully exploited the event to demand that Howard Dean admit his war opposition was wrong). When Muammar Gaddafi was forced by NATO bombing in August, 2011 to flee Tripoli, advocates of U.S. intervention played the same game (ThinkProgress gleefully exploited the occasion to try to shame those who objected to the illegality of Obama’s waging the war even after Congress voted against its authorization: as though Gadaffi’s fleeing could render legal Obama’s plainly illegal intervention).

Once Gadaffi was brutally killed by a mob, advocates of intervention threw a giddy party for themselves, celebrating their own rightness and righteousness and declaring Libya a model for future western interventions. Upon Gadaffi’s fleeing, The New York Times, which editorially supported the war, published a front-page article declaring: “U.S. Tactics in Libya May be a Model for Other Efforts.” While acknowledging that “it would be premature to call the war in Libya a complete success for United States interests,” the paper noted that events had given “Obama’s senior advisers a chance to claim a key victory for an Obama doctrine for the Middle East that had been roundly criticized in recent months as leading from behind.”

Leading war advocates such as Anne-Marie Slaughter and Nick Kristof celebrated themselves as humanitarian visionaries and chided war opponents for being blinkered and overly cynical about the virtues of American force. British and French leaders descended upon Libya to strut around like some sort of conquering heroes, while American and Canadian officials held pompous war victory ceremonies. Hillary Clinton was downright sociopathic, gloating and cackling in an interview when told about Gadaffi’s death by mob: “We came, we saw, he died.” Democratic partisans were drowning in similar bravado (“Unlike the all-hat-no-cattle types we are increasingly seeing over there, [Obama] may take his time, but he does seem to get his man”).
https://firstlook.org/theintercept/2015/02/16/hailed-model-successful-intervention-libya-proves-exact-opposite/

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, February 18th, 2015.]

Scientists under Attack - Genetic Engineering in the magnetic Field of Money TRAILER


Árpád Pusztai and Ignacio Chapela have two things in common. They are distinguished
scientists and their careers are in ruins. Both scientists choose to look at the phenomenon of
genetic engineering. Both made important discoveries. Both of them are suffering the fate of
those who criticise the powerful vested interests that now dominate big business and
scientific research.


Statements made by scientists themselves prove that 95% of the research in the area of
genetic engineering is paid by the industry. Only 5% of the research is independent. The big
danger for freedom of science and our democracy is evident. Can the public -- we all -- still
trust our scientists?




[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, February 18th, 2015.]

Tuesday, 17 February 2015

Minsk Ceasefire 2.0


Hoping for peace, but sadly still expecting more conflict and war. This is among the many different interpretations of the second ceasefire attempting to end the Ukrainian civil war. If this round ends in failure, then what? CrossTalking with Riley Waggaman, Tim Wall, and Mark Sleboda.



There will be no ceasefire ...

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, February 17th, 2015.]

Report: CIA Was Running Arms in Benghazi


The Telegraph reports that the CIA has been regularly polygraphing operatives to see if anyone is talking about a gun running operation that was taking place out of Benghazi prior to the 9.11.12 attack.

According to the report, 35 CIA operatives were working in Benghazi when the attack took place. They were allegedly in an “annex near the consulate [working] on a project to supply missiles from Libyan armories to Syrian rebels.”

The Telegraph says more Americans were hurt in the attack than early reports indicated, but only losses among State Department personnel had been reported to Congress. This was because “CIA chiefs were actively working to ensure the real nature of its operations in the city did not get out.”
http://www.breitbart.com/national-security/2013/08/04/report-cia-was-running-arms-in-benghazi/

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, February 17th, 2015.]

Keiser Report (E719): Plague of Benefit Cheats ft. George Galloway


In this episode of the Keiser Report, Max Keiser and Stacy Herbert discuss the plague of benefit cheats occupying positions of power. And whilst they sponge off the benefits of bank bailouts, free money, quantitative easing, zero percent interest rates, secret trade deals, privatisations and peerages, the rest of the population must pay for this free money world with being forced into ever dodgier investments like burgers and grilled cheese sandwiches. In the second half, Stacy interviews George Galloway about crowdfunding, peerages, blood money and UK politics.



[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, February 17th, 2015.]

Big Bang Debunked? New Theory Reexamines Beginning of Universe


While the Big Bang has long been accepted as the primary theory for how the universe was formed, a new report is challenging its central premises. Saurya Das, professor of physics at the University of Lethbridge in Alberta, Canada, is spearheading new research into the possibility that the universe didn’t actually start with a massive explosion, but is actually influenced by dark energy that exists throughout the universe yet is not visible to the naked eye. RT’s Ben Swann discusses with the physicist.



[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, February 17th, 2015.]

Monday, 16 February 2015

E. Ukraine Leaders Order Ceasefire, Voice Amendments to Constitution


The eastern Ukrainian militias have stopped all military action in accordance with the Minsk peace deal. They will suppress any provocations that may be organized by Kiev forces, said Aleksandr Zakharchenko, head of Donetsk People’s Republic.

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has ordered troops to cease fire at Sunday midnight local time (22:00 GMT) in line with the Thursday Minsk agreement. Ukrainian Interior Minister Arsen Avakov said on his Facebook page that “all National Guard and Interior Ministry units will halt fire at midnight.”

Meanwhile, Defense Ministry spokesman of Donetsk People’s Republic, Eduard Basurin, has ordered that all eastern Ukrainian militia units halt fighting “on the entire line of contact,” RIA Novosti reports. A similar statement has come out of the self-proclaimed Lugansk People's Republic, saying that local militia are to stop all combat actions at midnight.

RT’s correspondent Murad Gazdiev reported from Donetsk that it felt “eerily calm” after the intense shelling gradually ceased after midnight.

Earlier, leaders of the restive Ukrainian republics said their regions have ratified the peace deal. The militias will stop all military action outside the territory of the Donetsk People’s Republic, Zakharchenko said. However, he said that the self-defense forces will reply to any provocative actions by the Kiev troops, including assaults and precision fire.

The DPR leader also said that rebels won’t release a large group of Ukrainian troops, who have been entrapped near the village of Debaltsevo since early February.

“Their every attempt to break out will be suppressed,”Zakharchenko is cited by RIA-Novosti news agency.

The rebels’ leader reminded that “there wasn’t a word mentioning Debaltsevo in the agreements” signed in Minsk on February 12, which means that “Ukraine simply betrayed the 5,000 people trapped in the Debaltsevo ‘cauldron’.”
http://rt.com/news/232403-ukraine-ceasefire-donetsk-poroshenko/

Kiev will never accept the terms offered by the rebels and they will break the ceasefire as they have previous ones.

If well provisioned (in terms of fighters, equipment and logistics) the rebels should continue to fight until they have largely destroyed the opposition forces. With the Kiev army still intact, the breakaway regions will be under continued threat of artillery fire and outright invasion. Hopefully, given time, the fascists in Kiev will be brought down as the Ukrainian economy collapses which should put an end to the fighting. If the fascists remain in charge and continue to attack then a strong military response from the separtists will be needed.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, February 16th, 2015.]

US ‘Helped Israel Build Hydrogen Bomb’: Declassified Report


A declassified report by the US Defense Department reveals that Washington helped Israel develop a hydrogen bomb, in violation of international law.



[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, February 16th, 2015.]

Letter to ABC News Journalist about the Boston Bombing - the Tsarnaev Brothers Could Not have been the Bombers


Hello [XXXXX],

I saw your report on the Boston bombing trial and the fact that some people do not believe the official account of the incident. I know that some people think everything was staged, including damage done to the victims, but photographic evidence - provided by the FBI - rules out the Tsarnaev brother's guilt.

The FBI has stated that the bombs used were in black backpacks. You can see photos of their shredded remains. This is not a secret. However, the CCTV footage of the brothers show they were carrying light grey and dark grey packs. The shredded black packs actually match the packs of other people's packs seen in videos of the crime scene.

It takes about 5 minutes to discover this information. Disregard the varying levels of 'kookery' surrounding this case and please let your viewers know about this fact. Furthermore, there is a lobbying effort directed at the defence team to take hold of this information and use it in the trial. The fear is there will be a plea bargain in exchange for an admission of guilt. Also,You Tube search "Who is Graham Fuller".

ps. I have, and continue to post stories about this case focusing on the backpacks, the FBI execution of Ibragim Todashev (covered by Rachel Maddow), the accidental death of two FBI agents who were involved in this case, and the involvement of the CIA (via Uncle Ruslan's connections to Graham Fuller).

Related Info:

Photographic Proof that the Tsarnaev Brothers Backpacks were NOT the Same as the Bomb Backpacks

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, February 16th, 2015.]

Keiser Report (E718): Buddhas on Black Market


In this episode of the Keiser Report, Max Keiser and Stacy Herbert with a double-header of Stacy episode explaining that: “if you see the Buddha on the side of the road, try to sell him on the black market.” They compare the US and UK economies to the 200 year old shrivelled up mummy of a former monk which is hailed as nearing a state of nirvana by the experts. They look at the real world where the Baltic Dry Index is lowest in its history, wages and productivity were divorced in 1971 and where the UK trade deficit is the worst in 300 years.



[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, February 16th, 2015.]

US Temperatures Are Being Adjusted Upwards To Increase Warming By Almost Two Degrees


The climate fraudsters are all over the Internet today claiming that they are adjusting raw temperatures in a way which reduces warming. Let’s check that claim out.'

The US has the only decent long term temperature record covering a large area of this planet. Temperatures here are being massively adjusted to increase warming, the exact opposite of what the fraudsters claim. Older temperatures are being adjusted down, and newer temperatures are being adjusted up.

Source: https://stevengoddard.wordpress.com/2015/02/12/us-temperatures-are-being-adjusted-upwards-by-almost-two-degrees/

This is tampering of the 'raw' data. As has been pointed out, the locations for the thermometers, in built up areas (heat sinks), also helps to create a warming trend.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, February 16th, 2015.]

Sunday, 15 February 2015

BBC Report Finds Maidan Sniper Bullets Came From Protesters Too


It's almost a year since the bloody days of the Ukrainian revolution - when 76 people were shot dead on Kiev's iconic Maidan square. Ukraine's new leaders put the blame solely on former President Yanukovich's security forces. RT has cut a lonely figure in challenging that line, but a new BBC report is now calling Kiev's words into question as well. RT's Alexey Yaroshevsky and German journalist Mark Bartalmai have more.



The mainstream media is admitting the truth about Maidan. RT reported that this incident occurred before the violence escalated: BBC airs Maidan fighter admitting he fired on police before Kiev massacre Perhaps some of the people at the top want to see an end to the fighting in Russia. Some elite interests might be hurting from the sanctions, the low oil prices etc.

Related Info:

Ukraine Crisis - What You're Not Being Told


[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, February 15th, 2015.]