Tuesday, 31 March 2015

Yemen and Syria - Two Different Rebellions, Two Different Stories, Same Belligerent West


As al-Qaeda forces seize power over the city of Idlib in Syria and begin to install a reign of Sharia terror on what is left of the population that was unable to evacuate, bombs rain down upon Houthi rebels in Yemen. Interestingly enough, both fronts are those for which the United States, NATO, and the GCC are able to hold their heads high in the Mockingbird mainstream media as examples of how the US and its allies stand for freedom and democracy across the world.

In Yemen, the US stands firm in its support of what it claims is a “democratically elected legitimate government” by assisting its Gulf State monarchy allies and Egypt in a bombing campaign against the “violent and extreme” rebels threatening “order” and “stability” across the country. In Syria, the US proudly proclaims its support for the “underdog” of “rebels” attempting to overthrow a “brutal dictator” who “violates human rights” and “kills his own people.”

Indeed, it is the tale of two rebellions.
It is the unbelievable arrogance of a ruling class to claim to contradicting ideologies and justifications for the same act in front of an entire nation without fear of exposing their true agenda. Unfortunately, in 2015, it is more confidence than arrogance since there is undoubtedly empirical evidence of success, since the American people have fallen for virtually every excuse given for military conflict since the first World War. Indeed, the general public is now fully capable of lapping up any excuse for war fed to them by the ruling class and equally capable of forgetting that justification as rapidly as they are required to in favor of another.

Nevertheless, the US position on Yemen vs. Syria is quite telling.


In Syria, the United States is supporting what it calls “moderate rebels” but who are, in reality, bloodthirsty jihadist mercenaries funded, trained, armed, and directed by the West for the purposes of destroying the secular government of Bashar al-Assad. These alleged “rebels” are overwhelmingly foreign fighters and who are directed by foreign powers. For all intents and purposes, it is an invasion. Yet, in Syria, foreign involvement in the organization of gangs of terrorists running rampant across the country is entirely acceptable in terms of international relations.

In Yemen, however, a revolution that appears to be almost entirely organic (although admittedly receiving some assistance from Iran although the extent of which is unknown) and made up of entirely Yemeni fighters against a truly oppressive government is considered a foreign-backed insurgency. In this instance, a foreign-backed insurgency targeting the national government cannot be tolerated by the international community.

In Syria, any combat operation taken by the Assad forces against the Islamic State where civilians may be caught in the crossfire (or even when there is no evidence of civilian death), the Assad government is accused of “killing its own people” and “crimes against humanity.” Any airstrikes taken by the Syrian military are considered to be “human rights violations” if civilians are unintentionally harmed in the process.

Yet, in Yemen, where the bombing campaign against Houthi rebels
resulted in 39 civilian deaths, there were virtually no reports circulating in the mainstream Western press of these victims. In this case, civilian deaths were acceptable losses and “collateral damage.”
http://www.activistpost.com/2015/03/yemen-and-syria-two-different_29.html

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, March 31st, 2015.]

The Empire's Lies (911 War By Deception 2015 promo)


A short vid about entrenched Western corruption that few people want to talk about because of
general APATHY or
FEAR of their own lack of knowledge (that they have no basis to understand anything being presented) or
ARROGANCE- that, if it's not on the 6 o'clock news it doesn't exist - or have otherwise have been hoodwinked via propaganda into thinking the argument here is based on kookery. 2 minute promo clip for those interested in why we are stuck in an 'endless' cycle of war.



[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, March 31st, 2015.]

Keiser Report (E737): Deadly Sales


Max Keiser and Stacy Herbert discuss the hell (of a profit) to be made by killing a man - and his family - as Lockheed Martin assures analysts from Deutsche Bank there is enough fear of war to maintain its deadly sales. In the second half, Max interviews Swiss banker, Egon von Greyerz about QE, gold and the economic and financial disasters wrought by central banks.



[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, March 31st, 2015.]

Monday, 30 March 2015

The Revolution Will Not Be YouTubed


As GooTube goes on an AdSense purge of alt media we take a moment to remember that the entire "free and open" internet as we know it is just a flick of a switch away from total censorship. From censorship "bibles" and manipulated news feeds to bury brigades and disappearing front pages, viral truth content is already under attack. Are you prepared?



Censorship of political content online. Which is actually hiding of evidence of corruption. A good reminder to copy and/or archive key points of information on the Internet. Quote: "The struggle of people against power is the struggle of memory against forgetting."

Related Info:

AntiWar.com and WeAreChange Under Attack (via Google)


[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, March 30th, 2015.]

CrossTalk: China Banks It


Money does not talk, it screams: This is what is happening on a global scale. China’s establishment of a new international infrastructure bank is a sign of these times. Beijing is rapidly making itself heard in the halls of power and finance. Is China challenging the West, or just going around it? CrossTalking with Amitai Etzioni, Sara Hsu, and Aldo Caliari.



Excellent discussion.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, March 30th, 2015.]

Stock Market Rigging is No Longer a ‘Conspiracy Theory’


The stock market is rigged.

When I started making that claim years ago — and provided solid evidence — people scoffed. Some called it a conspiracy theory, tinfoil hats and that sort of stuff. Most people just ignored me.
But that’s not happening anymore. The dirty secret is out.

With stock prices rushing far ahead of economic reality over the last six or so years, more experts in the financial markets are coming to the same conclusion — even if they don’t fully understand how it’s being rigged or the consequences.

Ed Yardeni, a longtime Wall Street guru who isn’t one of the clowns of the bunch, said flat out last week that the market was being propped up. “These markets are all rigged, and I don’t say that critically. I just say that factually,” he asserted on CNBC.

Yardeni’s claim is the most basic one: that the Federal Reserve won’t do anything that will upset Wall Street and, in fact, is doing all it can to help the stock market.
http://nypost.com/2015/03/25/us-stock-market-is-just-way-too-riggin-easy/

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, March 30th, 2015.]

Sunday, 29 March 2015

'They Don’t Want to Get Rid of ISIS Completely, No Serious Effort to Fight Terror' - Assad


The alliance of 60 countries declaring plans to finish off the Islamic State is not serious, Syrian President Bashar Assad told Russian media. Some of its members would prefer to retain the terrorist force to blackmail different countries, he said.

The rate of airstrikes conducted by the anti-ISIS coalition member states, some of which are “rich and advanced,” is only about 10 raids a day on the territory of both Syria and Iraq, Assad said in an interview published Friday.

“The Syrian Air Force, which is very small in comparison to this coalition, conducts in a single day many times the number of the airstrikes conducted by a coalition which includes 60 countries,” Assad said.

“This doesn’t make sense. This shows the lack of seriousness,” said Syria’s president. “They don’t want to get rid of ISIS completely.”

“There is no serious effort to fight terrorism, and what is being achieved by the Syrian forces on the ground equals in one day what is being achieved by these states in weeks,” Assad said. “An anti-terrorist coalition cannot consist of countries which are themselves supporters of terrorism.”

‘Peacekeepers in Syria would mean recognition of Islamic State’

Moreover, he warned that the decision to send peacekeepers into Syria is unacceptable and could have dangerous consequences. If implemented, the move would mean recognizing Islamic State.

“The peacekeeping force is usually based between countries at war with each other. And when someone talks about sending peacekeepers to deal with IS, that acknowledges IS as a state. Such rhetoric is unacceptable and dangerous,” Assad said.

The Syrian president said the West does not have a political solution to the crisis in Syria, claiming it is only interested in destroying the government.

“They want to turn us into puppets. I do not think that the West has a political solution. It does not want one. When I say the West, I am primarily referring to the US, France, the UK. Other countries are secondary.”

To put an end to the ongoing armed conflict in Syria between the government troops and international militants, such countries as Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, and some European countries should stop arming the terrorists, the Syrian president said.
http://investmentwatchblog.com/they-dont-want-to-get-rid-of-isis-completely-no-serious-effort-to-fight-terror-assad/

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, March 29th, 2015.]

The Dangers of Mainstream Media Lies that Facilitate Conflict in the Middle East: A Letter


An article appearing in The Age Newspaper wrongly admonished the Principal of a Melbourne Islamic College, Omar Hallak, who truthfully said that some western countries have been behind the arming and training of ISIS in order to fulfil western geopolitical ambitions. The author of this piece wrote that Hallak's views were based upon "conspiracy theories and anti-Semitic propaganda" where "uncomfortable truths can be supplanted with delusion and lies." The article absolved the US and Israel for any direct involvement the rise of extremism, something implied by Hallak, by pushing the unintended consequences meme.

However, in the real world, when we look at real events and real history, we see a world rife with conspiracies, of false flags and proxy wars, that serve geopolitical interests. There are many examples to support the reality of direct Western Government involvement with terrorist actions, in using deception to launch unnecessary wars, or in conducting covert war.

We have the decades long Operation Gladio false flag program that supported communist-socialist terrorism in Europe during the Cold War, we have the Iran-Contra Scandal of the 1980s, we have the US Ambassador's lies told to Saddam Hussein that directly led to his 1990 invasion of Kuwait[1], we have the deliberately concocted WMD lies told to initiate the 2003 Iraq War[2], we have the CIA, along with Pakistani intelligence, setting up the fundamentalist schools to create an army of extremists ready to take on the Soviets in Afghanistan, we have the 1996 Sursuluk Car Crash in Turkey that demonstrated that the West was working with known terrorists[3] at this time, and we have information provided by FBI whistleblower Sibel Edmonds that shows links between western intelligence agencies and extremist groups continued up to and AFTER the attacks of 911[4]. Further digging in this regard will reveal more evidence of this kind of corruption.

1. http://www.globalresearch.ca/gulf-war-documents-meeting-between-saddam-hussein-and-ambassador-to-iraq-april-glaspie/31145
2. http://reverbpress.com/features/surprise-that-document-bushcheney-used-to-justify-iraq-war-doesnt/
3. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3q0qau8f0w8
4. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sZ4qqe84u50

When it comes to the Israelis in particular we have a long list of their false flags and involvement in terror operations - from the bombing of the King David Hotel in Jerusalem back in 1946, to their decades long letter bomb attacks[1], to the 1950s Lavon Affair in Egypt, to the murderous 1967 assault on the USS Liberty[2], to the fact that on the day of the 911 attacks, Mossad agents, who seemingly knew of the event before hand, were arrested by the NYPD[3][4], to the fact that Israeli authorities continue to break ceasefire agreements with the Palestinians with their targeted assassination program. The author of the article apparently does not understand that criticising the actions of the Israeli State, the probable basis of Hallak's argument, is not in itself anti-Semitic. It is about standing up against corruption.

1. http://www.rys2sense.com/anti-neocons/viewtopic.php?f=11&t=17520
2. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rLr9fjg6cmM
3. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E8wqcNnMheQ
4. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oU769fPCWSo

When we consider the overall historical context we can see that Principal Hallak's views are very close to the truth. It is not simply a matter of arguing, as the article did, that we should demand to see a 'nuanced' understanding of the situation in the Middle East, where the West sometimes bankrolls "unpalatable militias and despotic regimes ... sometimes for oil" but is otherwise fighting against extremists, when such a claim does not gel with the facts. The West actually uses the extremists at every possible opportunity where large question marks hang over the background of key individuals in leadership positions. (See the link below for background on Al Qaeda's current number one, Ayman Al-Zawahiri, and his links to US intelligence as described by FBI counter-intelligence.)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f-rYMjgs2nE

If the West were genuinely fighting the extremists in Iraq and Syria then why do we see, on German TV News, trucks running through southern Turkey going directly to ISIS controlled areas? How is it that fundamentalist fighters can cross the open Turkish border with only small groups of Kurdish militia there to stop them? Where is the Turkish Army? Where is the CIA?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZPE_7y4zw64

Why do we see continued US support for 'moderate' Syrian rebel groups when they have admitted working with Al Nusra and ISIS extremists? [1][2]

1. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oMjXbuj7BPI
2. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UgOm1JTNSPY

And what about on-the-ground-journalist Robert Fisk saying that he believed the FSA was a myth, in terms of being an effective fighting force, such that the main opposition to the Syrian Government, and the beneficiaries of the war, would be the extremists?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mIyg7xaLGTY

Why are the Israelis materially supporting and medically treating Syrian fighters in the Golan Heights, according to the UN, in areas known to be controlled by Al Nusra?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BC7vDhcqCEI

What about the US, British and French anti-tank weapons training of pre-ISIS groups in Jordan as reported in the mainstream press in early 2013?

http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/03/10/us-syria-crisis-rebels-usa-idUSBRE9290FI20130310

What about the open admission by Saudi Arabia (and Qatar) of supporting the extremists and the fact that the US has done nothing to stop such support? Why do the US and other Western countries continue to ship weapons to Saudi Arabia when this is occurring? [1][2]

1. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=os6O8ZGJ08o
2. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aMyToTmk4ec

Were people like former General Wesley Clark, ex-French Foreign Minister Roland Dumas, and journalist Seymour Hersh wrong when they pointed to a premeditated effort to wage war against countries in the Middle East that included Syria? Dumas in an interview on French National TV pointed out that efforts were being made to destabilise Syria two years before hostilities began.[1][2]

1. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9RC1Mepk_Sw
2. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kz-s2AAh06I

What was General Clark talking about recently when he said on US television that 'we use radical Islamists for foreign policy objectives'?[1][2]

1. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y-id_x6Fh3c
2. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QHLqaSZPe98

The war in Syria, and now Iraq, is a proxy conflict designed to undermine Shiite power in the region that extends to Hezbollah in Lebanon and the State of Iran. The war also provides a justification for Western occupation and involvement in the region (the recent air strikes). Moreover, the conflict stirs up (and inspires the creation of) fundamentalists, both in the region and around the world, which benefits the 'security state' and military-industrial players (which was something warned about by US President Eisenhower). The establishment of extremist occupied territory in the Middle East, and the threat of the international 'Islamic' terrorist (Al Qaeda), is the replacement for the Cold War.

The article also mentions that there were "unforeseen consequences of the US-led invasion of Iraq". This is another untruth. Dick Cheney, interviewed in 1994 explained that an invasion of Iraq would result in a "quagmire", accurately predicting exactly what subsequently happened[1]. Furthermore, in what was a callous effort to counter the rising Sunni insurgency during the occupation, the Bush Administration chose to employ former officers involved with Central American death squads to oversee the arming of Shiite paramilitary groups[2]. It does not take much imagination to consider what might happen when one creates death squads filled with people having religious/ethnic differences to those involved in an armed uprising. Pretty much all the unforeseen consequences were foreseen.

1. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6BEsZMvrq-I
2. http://www.dailykos.com/story/2013/03/06/1192101/-Gen-Petraeus-Rumsfeld-Implicated-in-Iraqi-Torture-Death-Squads#

The most illogical aspect of the article is the author's insinuation that to claim there is direct Western support and co-operation with extremist fighters "is the type of narrative that can drive radicalisation." What, because it absolves the extremists of blame? No, it only shows that the extremists are pawns of the West.

By exposing the geopolitical truth, thereby showing that the extremist fighters are dupes for Western interests, including Israel, undermines the extremists' motivations. ISIS extremists are actually helping the Israeli, Saudi and Turkish States by respectively; breaking down support for Hezbollah in Lebanon that traditionally has the backing of Syria and Iran; by destroying any chance of an Iran-Iraq-Syria oil pipeline; and by killing Kurds who have long been at odds with the Turkish authorities.

The fact that hundreds of thousands of people are being killed, including soldiers from the West (and some civilians), is incidental to those interests that are focusing on wider strategic objectives. The death of innocents never stopped such heinous endeavours in the past.

This article reads as propaganda story that hides the real causes of the fighting and downplays Government involvement in actions such as proxy wars and false flag terror using derogative 'conspiracy theory' and 'anti-Semitic' labels. The piece omits any evidence showing  direct western involvement in support of the extremists, past or present, and runs a narrative regarding ISIS that continually obfuscates the wider picture. Mainstream media again facilitates conflict and mass murder by hiding the truth.
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[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, March 29th, 2015.]

RECAP: CIA, Qatar and Saudi Arabia Arming AL-QAEDA Terrorists to commit Terrorism in Syria


Arming terrorist groups to cause chaos in Syria (Problem/Reaction/Solution)...



[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, March 29th, 2015.]

Keiser Report (E736): Debtism vs Capitalsm


In this episode of the Keiser Report, Max Keiser and Stacy Herbert warn against trusting bureaucrats bearing false economy as ‘shocking austerity’ and ‘bed blocking costs more than is allegedly saved. In the second half, Max interviews Daniel Hassan of the Robin Hood Minor Asset Management hedge fund which rides the wave of trading whales with the best performance record. Having outperformed the S&P index since its inception, all profits have gone to groups expanding the commons and the public domain.



[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, March 29th, 2015.]

Saturday, 28 March 2015

Reasons Behind Yemen’s Breakdown and 'Operation Decisive Storm'


Yemen is on the brink of civil war, with rebels launching a power takeover in the capital and most of the country's security deteriorating. Manila Chan speaks with Yemen analyst Sama'a Al-Hamdani and a senior fellow for the Southwest Initiative for the Study of Middle East Conflicts, Musa Al-Gharbi, about the current state of the country, as they give their insights into who’s pulling the strings.



The US-Saudi backed Sunni ruler (dictator) is being overthrown by Houthi (Shia) rebels and other allied groups including leftists and other Sunnis. Rather than a largely sectarian conflict the fighting is politically based against a corrupt central Government.

And note that Yemen is also situated on one of the 'choke points' for oil distribution. With the Houthi's being politically close to Iran, they can now block the oil route coming via the Red Sea during a time of crisis. Iran can already block oil tankers coming out of  the Persian Gulf.

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

US Army Practicing to Fight US Citizens? Michael Rivero


Fracking Fluids Contaminating California Drinking Water, Canadian Spying, gylphosate weed killer, Media Censorship and the Internet  
Guest's website: http://whatreallyhappened.com



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

Conspiracy Stigmas




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

RECAP: How Congressmen Are Bought (Fundamental Corruption)


Freshmen in the US House Of Representatives learn very quickly that they need a lot of money to stay in power, as explained in a New York Times piece highlighting how Congressman in both parties are bought.



US Congressional Reps and Senators are literally bought by special interest groups. This has been going on for decades and is, perhaps, especially bad today. Only a few members are not bought, and those that push against this system, like Cynthia McKinney, are kicked out. People who think that large corporations or special interest groups don't have a strong infuence on domestic and US foreign policy issues are simply wrong.

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

How to Make a Lobbyist Squirm


Glyphosate kills. Don't believe the mounting scientific evidence on the subject? Then just ask a lobbyist to drink a glass of it and see what happens...



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

Friday, 27 March 2015

Private Army in Kiev: Why Oil Stand-Off in Ukraine Shows Oligarchs Won Maidan Revolution


Whatever the outcome of the stand-off between President Petro Poroshenko and his subordinate Igor Kolomoysky may be, their conflict over Ukrainian oil giant Ukrnafta reveals realities about post-Maidan Ukraine which mainstream media manages to circumvent.

Firstly, the country is still ruled by oligarchs, not by the people, even though Igor Kolomoysky is formally governor of Dnepropetrovsk region. Kolomoysky’s private army simply took control first of Ukrtransnafta (Ukraine’s oil transportation monopoly) and later of Ukrnafta. What does this tell us about the Ukrainian state?

Secondly, Ukraine’s oligarchs are not at peace with each other; the country is bracing for a major ‘war for assets’ between the country’s richest men (Kolomoysky is worth $2.4 billion on the Forbes list and ‘The Chocolate King’ Poroshenko is worth $1.3 billion).

Thirdly, the Maidan revolution not only left the country without any meaningful legal opposition in the parliament or in the media – as Kost Bondarenko, director of the Kiev-based Foundation for Ukrainian Politics, put it in his article for the Moscow-based Nezavisimaya Gazeta – but the revolution also left Ukraine in a situation of complete lawlessness, when neither laws nor even the words of the president mean much before brutal force and big money (the main weapons of oligarchs).
http://wakeupfromyourslumber.com/private-army-in-kiev-why-oil-stand-off-in-ukraine-shows-oligarchs-won-maidan-revolution/

The people of Crimea and Eastern Ukraine understood that the undemocratic coup, that installed these despots, would be bad for themselves and the country. Sadly, but unsurprisingly, the US and EU continue to back the Kiev regime.

Related Info:

Ukraine Spat: Poroshenko gets Humvees, Kolomoysky gets boot


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

German Politician Speaks Truth to Merkel


German politician rips Merkel a new one for being an enslaved farm animal to US directives.



Make sure CC is turned on for English subtitles

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

Ukrainian Crsisis News. War in Ukraine, EU, USA, Russia 24.03.2015


1) Ceasefire Kiev-style
2) Armed Volunteer Battalions Heading for Kiev
3) Ukraine Pledges to Stop Buying Russian Gas
4) US House Urges Obama to Send arms to Ukraine



Ceasefire violations continue.

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

WTC 7 & Nano-thermite Evidence Admitted in Danish High Court


In an article titled "Madness in the Royal Library" published in the Danish newspaper Weekendavisen on December 7, 2012, journalist Søren Villemoes accused esteemed chemist Dr. Niels Harrit of being a "crackpot" for daring to conclude that the destruction of three World Trade Center towers on September 11, 2001, was a controlled demolition.

Harrit, a 40-year professor of chemistry at the University of Copenhagen and co-author of a scientific paper on the nano-thermite found in dust samples taken from Ground Zero, filed a libel lawsuit against both the newspaper's editor, Anne Knudsen, and the offending journalist. After he lost his case in City Court on August 16, 2013, he appealed to the Danish High Court.

The High Court set a court date of March 12, 2015, for the case to be tried. Last month, Architects & Engineers for 9/11 Truth informed Harrit's supporters of the impending appeal and helped raise funds from those supporters to pay his legal expenses.

Below, we will describe how Dr. Harrit's appeal fared.

The High Court session had it all — persuasive forensic evidence, courtroom drama, and the strong voice of a reputable scientist who expertly defended the basic laws of physics as well as the evidence of nano-thermite in the WTC dust. Though the verdict will not be known until April 9, it is clear to this observer that Dr. Harrit did an excellent job, not only solidifying his integrity and expertise in the eyes of the public, but also advancing the cause of the 9/11 Truth Movement in the process.
http://www.ae911truth.org/news/207-news-media-events-danish-high-court-harrit.html

Related Info:

Architects and Engineers Solving the Mystery of WTC 7


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

'US Losing Financial Credibility‘ - Gerald Celente on China International Bank


Washington wants to work with a new global development fund - spearheaded by China. That's a massive U-turn by US officials who just 2 weeks ago slammed London for seeking to engage with the Bank. RT is joined by Gerald Celente.



Message to the US - when the corruption and tools of oppression become too heavy handed or transparent the people become sick of the game and will jump ship at any chance that arises.

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

Thursday, 26 March 2015

Surprise! That Document Bush/Cheney Used To Justify Iraq War, Doesn’t


In late 2002 and early 2003, American involvement in the war in Afghanistan would go on for another dozen years but already that war was losing its prominence in the headlines, so President Bush, Dick Cheney and the hawks on the right began the process of selling us all on the war they really wanted, Iraq. It was a matter of national security. It was an immediate threat. Iraq was amassing an arsenal of weapons of mass destruction that threatened our way of life. It was a slam dunk. It was a lie.

On an almost daily basis, members of the Bush administration came before us with a mountain of information detailing Saddam Hussein’s WMD program that could only be dealt with by invading the country and toppling his regime. To make their case, the administration and its allies cited the 2002 National Intelligence Estimate (NIE), a 93 page report that compiled all the intelligence available, along with expert opinions and interpretations. We later found out that, while what they were saying did come from the report, they were often leaving out important, if not critical information, information that significantly changes the picture being drawn. What they left out was all the uncertainty and condition that ran through every page of the report like chocolate sauce through a half gallon of fudge ripple ice cream.

In 2004, the CIA released the report as the result of a Freedom of Information Act request, but it was so heavily redacted as to be almost meaningless. In 2006, Congress went back through the information that had been available in the run up to the war and concluded that the administration had “overstated” the case. Until now though, the general public has had to take them on their word just what that means. A new FOIA request from John Greenewald at The Black Vault has resulted in the CIA releasing a new, much cleaner version of the report.

Coming on the heels of the 9/11 attacks, it was important that Al Qaeda be kept at the top of our priority list. So, the administration went to great lengths tying Saddam Hussein to the terrorist group, National Security Advisor, Condoleeza Rice, White House Press Secretary, Ari Fleischer and others made the connection and then Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld came out and told us they had “Bulletproof” information linking the two.
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Within six months of the invasion we knew they were wrong about all of that, the Al Quaeda connection, the biological weapons, the chemical weapons, the nukes, everything. But the administration clung to deniability. They blamed flawed intelligence. It was unfortunate, but mistakes were made.

When Dick Cheney said Saddam had weapons of mass destruction. That was wrong. But he also said there was no doubt. But there was doubt, and he knew it, and that makes it a lie. When they said the aluminum tubes were for refining uranium, they were wrong. When they said the tubes could only be used for that purpose, that was a lie. And they knew it. When Donald Rumsfeld said it was bulletproof, that was a lie and he knew it. Every time they knowingly left out a qualification or a piece of intelligence that shed doubt, and told us they were certain, they were lying. Now we know it for fact.

Today the hawks on the right are talking up a new war, this time in Iran.
http://reverbpress.com/features/surprise-that-document-bushcheney-used-to-justify-iraq-war-doesnt/

The Bush Officials lied DELIBERATELY to have the 2003 War in Iraq. It was not mistaken intelligence (a point I put to various brainwashed mainstream journalists in emails over the years - but to no avail). The declassified intelligence, directly cited in this post, shows there were strong doubts that any active WMD programs existed in Iraq (although it could not be ruled out), and concluded that the regime of Saddam Hussein was not a threat to the USA unless he was openly attacked first (and even then his means of response was limited). Specific 'points of evidence' aired by officials on TV were untrue. The war was ultimately justified because of an "imminent threat" of attack - a lie. Launching what was an unnecessary war based on lies is a War Crime. The people who are covering up this crime, failing to launch prosecutions (the dept. of justice), are also committing a crime with their failure to act. Today we are getting similar lies about Iran, something that was predicted to happen about ten years ago when the scale of the previous propaganda effort was being recognised. When we have events like ANZAC Day or Memorial Day you might think about saving lives by taking an interest in this kind of thing.

Related Info:

Bush Administration Officials Should be Charged for Murder (citing the NIE)


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

Does Washington Intend War With Russia – PCR Interviewed by The Saker


Paul Craig Roberts: The US is ruled by private interest groups and by the neoconservative ideology that History has chosen the US as the “exceptional and indispensable” country with the right and responsibility to impose its will on the world.

In my opinion the most powerful of the private interest groups are:
The Military/security Complex
The 4 or 5 mega-sized “banks too big to fail” and Wall Street
The Israel Lobby
Agribusiness


The Extractive industries (oil, mining, timber).
The interests of these interest groups coincide with those of the neoconservatives. The neoconservative ideology supports American financial and military-political imperialism or hegemony.

There is no independent American print or TV media. In the last years of the Clinton regime, 90% of the print and TV media was concentrated in 6 mega-companies. During the Bush regime, National Public Radio lost its independence. So the media functions as a Ministry of Propaganda.

Both political parties, Republicans and Democrats, are dependent on the same private interest groups for campaign funds, so both parties dance to the same masters. Jobs offshoring destroyed the manufacturing and industrial unions and deprived the Democrats of Labor Union political contributions. In those days, Democrats represented the working people and Republicans represented business.

The Federal Reserve is there for the banks, mainly the large ones.The Federal Reserve was created as lender of last resort to prevent banks from failing because of runs on the bank or withdrawal of deposits. The New York Fed, which conducts the financial interventions, has a board that consists of the executives of the big banks. The last three Federal Reserve chairmen have been Jews, and the current vice chairman is the former head of the Israeli central bank. Jews are prominent in the financial sector, for example, Goldman Sachs. In recent years, the US Treasury Secretaries and heads of the financial regulatory agencies have mainly been the bank executives responsible for the fraud and excessive debt leverage that set off the last financial crisis.

In the 21st century, the Federal Reserve and Treasury have served only the interests of the large banks. This has been at the expense of the economy and the population. For example, retired people have had no interest income for eight years in order that the financial institutions can borrow at zero costs and make money.

No matter how rich some families are, they cannot compete with powerful interest groups such as the military/security complex or Wall Street and the banks. Long established wealth can look after its interests, and some, such as the Rockefellers, have activist foundations that most likely work hand in hand with the National Endowment for Democracy to fund and encourage various pro-American non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in countries that the US wants to influence or overthrow, such as occurred in Ukraine. The NGOs are essentially US Fifth Columns and operate under such names as “human rights,” “democracy,” etc. A Chinese professor told me that the Rockefeller Foundation had created an American University in China and is used to organize various anti-regime Chinese. At one time, and perhaps still, there were hundreds of US and German financed NGOs in Russia, possibly as many as 1,000.

I don’t know if the Bilderbergs do the same. Possibly they are just very rich people and have their proteges in governments who try to protect their interests. I have never seen any signs of Bilderbergs or Masons or Rothchilds affecting congressional or executive branch decisions.

On the other hand, the Council for Foreign Relations is influential. The council consists of former government policy officials and academics involved in foreign policy and international relations. The council’s publication, Foreign Affairs, is the premier foreign policy forum. Some journalists are also members. When I was proposed for membership in the 1980s, I was blackballed.
http://www.paulcraigroberts.org/2015/03/23/washington-intend-war-russia-pcr-interviewed-saker/

An excellent interview with Paul Craig Roberts. The importance of this information is that once you can identify the problem (or enemy) you can take steps to stop the rot.

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

Google "Bill Clinton Rape"


Bill Clinton, exactly like Bill Cosby, is a multiply-accused rapist with allegations stretching back decades. And exactly like Cosby, Clinton has settled a sexual harassment lawsuit out of court. But unlike Cosby, Clinton continues to enjoy the adoration of the public and the benefits of his personal fortune. Why? Because we haven't made it an issue yet. Let's start: Google "Bill Clinton rape."



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

Justin Trudeau: Canada's "Hope and Change" Deception


Dan Dicks of PressForTruth.ca joins us today to discuss the current leader of the Liberal Party of Canada and potential future Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau. Riding on the coattails of his father and the support of a Canadian public sick of the long-running Harper government, Trudeau looks set to become Canada's answer to Obama's Hopenosis. But in a forthcoming documentary, Press For Truth prepares to blow the lid off of The Trudeau Deception.



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

Keiser Report (E735): Capitalism Without Capital?!


In this Keiser Report, Max Keiser and Stacy Herbert discuss the French being able to work 20 percent less to produce the same amount the average worker in Britain produces. Just as oil frackers must pump faster and faster, harder and harder to keep current on their debt repayments, so too must an overly burdened UK household in a speculative economy producing less and less value. In the second half, Max interviews Aleksandar Vidovic of Salviol about the size of the financial fraud market and what his company is doing to shrink it.



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

Wednesday, 25 March 2015

Crimeans Keep Saying No to Ukraine


In a rare moment of honesty, a Western news outlet, Forbes, admits that the people of Crimea expressed their legitimate will in last year’s referendum when they voted to abandon Ukraine and rejoin Russia, an inconvenient truth for the U.S. State Department and press corps.

A central piece of the West’s false narrative on the Ukraine crisis has been that Russian President Vladimir Putin “invaded” Crimea and then staged a “sham” referendum purporting to show 96 percent support for leaving Ukraine and rejoining Russia. More recently, Assistant Secretary of State Victoria Nuland claimed that Putin has subjected Crimea to a “reign of terror.”

Both elements have been part of the “group think” that dominates U.S. political and media circles, but this propagandistic storyline simply isn’t true, especially the part about the Crimeans being subjugated by Russia.
 
Consistently, over the past year, polls conducted by major Western firms have revealed that the people of Crimea by overwhelming numbers prefer being part of Russia over Ukraine, an embarrassing reality that Forbes business magazine has now acknowledged.

An article by Kenneth Rapoza, a Forbes specialist on developing markets, cited these polls as showing that the Crimeans do not want the United States and the European Union to force them back into an unhappy marriage with Ukraine. “The Crimeans are happy right where they are” with Russia, Rapoza wrote.

“One year after the annexation of the Ukrainian peninsula in the Black Sea, poll after poll shows that the locals there — be they Ukrainians, ethnic Russians or Tartars are all in agreement: life with Russia is better than life with Ukraine,” he wrote, adding that “the bulk of humanity living on the Black Sea peninsula believe the referendum to secede from Ukraine was legit.”

Rapoza noted that a June 2014 Gallup poll, which was sponsored by the U.S. government’s Broadcasting Board of Governors, found that 82.8 percent of Crimeans said the March 16 referendum on secession reflected the views of the Crimean people. In the poll, when asked if joining Russia would improve their lives, 73.9 percent said yes and only 5.5 percent said no.

A February 2015 poll by German polling firm GfK found similar results. When Crimeans were asked “do you endorse Russia’s annexation of Crimea,” 93 percent gave a positive response, with 82 percent saying, “yes, definitely.” Only 2 percent said no, with the remainder unsure or not answering.

In other words, the West’s insistence that Russia must return Crimea to Ukraine would mean violating the age-old U.S. principle of a people’s right of self-determination. It would force the largely ethnic Russian population of Crimea to submit to a Ukrainian government that many Crimeans view as illegitimate, the result of a violent U.S.-backed coup on Feb. 22, 2014, that ousted elected President Viktor Yanukovych.
http://wakeupfromyourslumber.com/crimeans-keep-saying-no-to-ukraine/

The article goes on to mention the pensions paid by Russia in Crimea are three times higher than that paid in Ukraine. This is Russia playing a longer type of strategy against Western aggression. By helping Crimea to succeed the people of the essentially bankrupt Ukraine will become even more displeased with the Kiev Government.

One thing to note is that in a recent interview President Putin mentioned that he did take action to keep Crimea in the Russian sphere of influence. Propagandists and the misinformed cite this admission as proof of aggressive Russian annexation. However, understanding that the coup in Kiev was Western-backed, objective observers would see such actions has a reaction to prevent a similar action occurring in Crimea. The fear was that nationalists would also seek to overturn the semi-autonomous Government operating in the Russian speaking peninsula. Certainly there was a fairly conducted referendum, that one cannot categorise as an aggressive annexation, that led to Crimea joining the Russian Federation.

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

NBC Fears Viewers Learn What Iran's Foreign Minister Said to Ann Curry?


There is something seriously wrong with the media in America. And what NBC did with the interview with Iran's foreign minister is the latest example of that. You can add this example to the many examples I have pointed out on this channel for why we must have a media system that serves the interests of the American people and why if we continue to rely on the people who control our current system we will never have information that represents our interests.

And as James Madison, the father of our Constitution warned, "A popular Government, without popular information, or the means of acquiring it, is but a Prologue to a Farce or a Tragedy; or, perhaps both." Mainstream media doesn't make it easy for the average person to learn critical facts.



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

Obama Administration Breaks Record!...For Secrecy - #NewWorldNextWeek


Story #1: New Poll Shows C-51 Support Rapidly Declining
Story #2: White House Not Subject to FOIA Requests Anymore
Story #3: #GoodNewsNextWeek: Cisco Will Ship to Fake Addresses to Dodge NSA Spies and Thieves



Particularly good episode on Government secrecy.

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

Bogus MSM Reports Say "South Pole is Melting" -- In Reality it's GROWING


As if we need any more examples of science "professionals" and "media" getting the facts wrong pertaining to the North and South pole "melting"..... in this case not only getting it wrong, but the facts are diametrically opposed to this media report circulating around multiple outlets at the moment.



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

Tuesday, 24 March 2015

US Combat Forces, FBI and CIA in Ukraine: Vice President Biden Congratulates Poroshenko for Violating Minsk Peace Agreement


Obama continues using Kiev junta proxies to wage war on Donbass. He’s gone all-out to sabotage multiple peace efforts spearheaded by Russia.

He didn’t wage war to quit. He’s supplying Kiev with heavy weapons, munitions and other US aid.
US combat forces are in Ukraine working directly with its military. CIA and FBI operatives infest Kiev.
On March 18, Joe Biden called Poroshenko. He congratulated him for violating Minsk.
It calls for granting Donbass special status autonomous rule. Draft Kiev legislation designates it “temporarily occupied territories.”

A White House statement said Biden “welcomed the (parliament’s) adoption of implementing measures relating to the law on special status for certain areas of eastern Ukraine…”

He lied saying legislation adopted complies with terms stipulated under “September 2014 and February 2015 Minsk agreements.”

Kiev continues violating their letter and spirit with full US support and encouragement.
http://www.globalresearch.ca/us-combat-forces-fbi-and-cia-in-ukraine-vice-president-biden-congratulates-poroshenko-for-violating-minsk-peace-agreement/5437859

Kiev is also violating the ceasefire on the battlefield:

Ukrainian Crisis News. War in Ukraine, DPR, Kiev, Kolomoiskiy, USA, Yemen 20.03.2015


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

CrossTalk: Bibi’s Back (ft. Norman Finkelstein)


On the back of an election victory Benjamin Netanyahu is poised to become Israel’s longest-serving prime minister. What will his legacy be: a talented politician who polarized society, isolated Israel in the world, and refused to make peace with the Palestinians, and eventually made war with Iran?
CrossTalking with Norman Finkelstein and Gil Hoffman.



Notice that the Israeli guest misrepresents the peace negotiation situation at almost every turn. Finkelstien pointed out the details of the peace agreements, showing how unfair the terms were for the Palestinians, and how the Israelis were the ones unwilling to compromise. The problem faced is an ongoing land grab and the ethnic cleansing of the Palestinians from a population of post World War two invaders/immigrants from Europe.

Related Info:

Peace process is just a lie


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

Keiser Report (E734): Oppa Ponzi Style!


In this episode of the Keiser Report, Max Keiser and Stacy Herbert discuss nations joining the anti-dollar alliance as those on the hamster wheel of debt grow tired of working, working, working to pay the interest to those in early on the global debt pyramid scheme. In the second half, Max interviews former Goldman Sachs banker, Nomi Prins, author of All the Presidents’ Bankers about the Cold War - Wall Street nexus of World Bank and NATO style institutions designed to enforce US hegemony.



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

US Blows Through $18trn Debt Limit - Comment from Whatreallyhappened.com


On Monday, the US reached its legal debt limit of $18 trillion -more than the country’s entire GDP. Lawmakers will either have to again lift it, or attempt to cap spending
http://rt.com/business/241001-us-18-trillion-debt-limit/

WRH comment:
The question Americans should be asking is not whether to raise the debt ceiling, but rather why the Federal Government, which is authorized by the Constitution to create and issue interest-free money, instead borrows that money at interest from a privately owned central bank, thereby plunging future generations into debt slavery to that bank? THAT is the real question Americans should be asking!
[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, March 24th, 2015.]

South Australia Does This to Increase Crop Yields 300% Without GMOs


Why would you go for seven per cent when you can get 50 to 100 per cent increases in yield without having to use genetically modified seeds?

The South Australian Agriculture Minister has just reported "amazing" results after trialing a new soil program. Minister Leon Bignell describes using technology that works with the soil and other organic matter. This type of innovation, that he calls an "evolution in science" abounds over genetic engineering, he said.

The results of the following trial experiment strengthened his view that a moratorium on GM technology should remain indefinitely as it proves that GMOs are not needed. Incidentally, this year's government test run was called "New Horizons" and some of the trial sites boasted a 300% increase in yields.


Minister Bignell - who has stood with protesters against GM technology - said of the upgraded ag technique:
Instead of using the top five centimetres of the soil, you go down to 50cm or even deeper.
You put clay in it when it's needed, you put organic matter where it's needed as well.
We're seeing [yield] increases of 50 per cent, 100 per cent, even 300 per cent in some of the cases.
Source: http://www.activistpost.com/2015/03/south-australia-does-this-to-increase.html

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

Monday, 23 March 2015

Russia Under Attack — Paul Craig Roberts


While Washington works assiduously to undermine the Minsk agreement that German chancellor Merkel and French president Hollande achieved in order to halt the military conflict in Ukraine, Washington has sent Victoria Nuland to Armenia to organize a “color revolution” or coup there, has sent Richard Miles as ambassador to Kyrgyzstan to do the same there, and has sent Pamela Spratlen as ambassador to Uzbekistan to purchase that government’s allegiance away from Russia. The result would be to break up the Collective Security Treaty Organization and present Russia and China with destabilization where they can least afford it. For details go here: http://russia-insider.com/en/2015/03/18/4656
 
Thus, Russia faces the renewal of conflict in Ukraine simultaneously with three more Ukraine-type situations along its Asian border.
 
And this is only the beginning of the pressure that Washington is mounting on Russia.
On March 18 the Secretary General of NATO denounced the peace settlement between Russia and Georgia that ended Georgia’s military assault on South Ossetia. The NATO Secretary General said that NATO rejects the settlement because it “hampers ongoing efforts by the international community to strengthen security and stability in the region.” Look closely at this statement. It defines the “international community” as Washington’s NATO puppet states, and it defines strengthening security and stability as removing buffers between Russia and Georgia so that Washington can position military bases in Georgia directly on Russia’s border.

In Poland and the Baltic states Washington and NATO lies about a pending Russian invasion are being used to justify provocative war games on Russia’s borders and to build up US forces in NATO military bases on Russia’s borders.

We have crazed US generals on national television calling for “killing Russians.”
The EU leadership has agreed to launch a propaganda war against Russia, broadcasting Washington’s lies inside Russia in an effort to undermine the Russian people’s support of their government.

All of this is being done in order to coerce Russia into handing over Crimea and its Black Sea naval base to Washington and accepting vassalage under Washington’s suzerainty.
http://www.paulcraigroberts.org/2015/03/20/russia-attack-paul-craig-roberts-2/

PCR is having a donations drive. Contribute what you can to support his excellent work.

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

How an Establishment Paedophile Ring Leads to the Monarchy, MI5 & Rothschilds


It has long been alleged that the systematic abuse of children took place in the Kincora home at the hands of a paedophile ring thought to be linked to MI5. It has also been claimed that MI5 blocked police investigations into the abuse, who reportedly used the information of child abuse to blackmail, manipulate and coerce members of the establishment who were committing the abuse.



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

Eulogy of Bobby Kennedy - A Vision for the Future


Ted Kennedy delivering the closing part of the eulogy at the funeral of his brother Bobby, using excerpts from Bobby's famous speech to the students of a South African university in 1966.



Some level of idealism and vision is needed in order for our world to become a better place.
Don't lose sight of that truth.

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

Keiser Report (E733): Let the Rage Out!


In this episode of the Keiser Report, Max Keiser and Stacy Herbert discuss being a bankster in this economy means to be abandoning ship as Americans ‘mysteriously’ stop spending and the dollar keeps surging as if a ‘colossal financial event’ were around the corner. In the second half, Max interviews radio show host and crowdfunded documentary filmmaker, Tariq Nasheed, who is in London from America to discuss the economics of white supremacy and how to fight for civil rights, not politically but financially.



Related Info:

Max Keiser on UK Budget: Osborne on track to increase UK debt by 100%


What's going on in the UK looks like a scam. The government is privatising everything they can. Assets for the corporations.

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

Undebunking UFOs


Best Evidence & Content that Counters Pseudo-skepticism Regarding the Topic of UFOs 

   


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

Study Finds Earth’s Ocean Abyss Has NOT Warmed - Not Warmed!


Recall we are supposed to believe that the oceans have absorbed the warming that hasn’t occurred for approximately 15 years now? Yup, in 2013 we were informed by the AGW agenda pushers/profiteers that the deep ocean absorbed all the warming. Allegedly. IPCC claims deep ocean water taking a bullet for us:

“Initially absorbed by surface waters, that heat is increasingly moving into the deep ocean, where it may seem "hidden" .....

 Of course, claims being, claims- these claims were completely wrong

Late in 2014 NASA admitted. Acknowledged, exactly the opposite based on actual water temperature measurements. Of course, the actual news, these actual measurements, went totally unreported on the main stream AGW promoting media
http://pennyforyourthoughts2.blogspot.ca/2015/03/study-finds-earths-ocean-abyss-has-not.html

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

Sunday, 22 March 2015

US Removes Iran and Hezbollah from List of Terror Threats


An annual security report submitted recently to the US Senate by James Clapper, director of National Intelligence, removed both Iran and Hezbollah from the list of terrorism threats to the United States for the first time in years.

The unclassified version of the "Worldwide Threat Assessment of the US Intelligence Communities" dated 26 February, noted Iran's efforts to fight "Sunni extremists", including elements affiliated with the Islamic State group who were perceived to constitute the "preeminent terrorist threat to American interests worldwide".

Last year's report described the global terrorist activity of Lebanon's Shia Hezbollah group to have increased in recent years to "a level we have not seen since the 1990s", however this year's report mentioned the group only once saying it faces a threat from ISIS and Al-Nusra Front near Lebanon's orders.
https://www.middleeastmonitor.com/news/americas/17579-us-removes-iran-and-hezbollah-from-list-of-terror-threats

Iran and Hezbollah are fighting against ISIS and have previously acted in a defensive capacity, sometimes in a retaliatory capacity ... they should not have been put on the terror list in the first place.

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

Ukrainian Crisis News. Latest news of Ukraine, DPR, LPR, Konstantinovka, Donetsk 19.03.2015


1) DPR Rescuers were Shelled by Kiev Military
2) Ukrainian Police Detain Demonstrators in Konstantinovka
3) Kiev is Losing Momentum in Implementing Minsk Agreements
4) Commodity Price Indexes Falling with Western Countries Economy



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

Iraq's US-Trained ‘Dirty Brigades’ Investigated for Alleged War Crimes on a Par with ISIS


As America ramps up war efforts to combat acts of terror and violence committed by the Islamic State (formerly ISIS), new inquiries are being made regarding the alleged war crimes committed by the US-backed Iraqi army. RT’s Anya Parampil takes a look at the charges against these units.



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

Norman Finkelstein ExposesMEMRI As Mossad Op


The Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI) provides daily English translations of film and print media stories originating in Arabic, Iranian and Turkish media.

It also furnishes original analysis of cultural, political and religious trends in the Middle East.
It sends its daily postings to every news outlet in the United States and Europe, in addition to politicians and cultural leaders.

And it's free, which makes it a Godsend for journalists, editors and policy analysts.
But according to its critics, it is also a dangerous, highly sophisticated propaganda operation, disseminating hate and disinformation on an unprecedented worldwide basis.

"They use the same sort of propaganda techniques as the Nazis," Professor Norman G. Finkelstein, a well-known scholar on Israel/Palestine, told InFocus. "They take things out of context in order to do personal and political harm to people they don't like."
http://www.rense.com/general77/norm.htm

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

Fukushima's 4 Year Anniversary - The Asia-Pacific Perspective


Welcome back to The Asia-Pacific Perspective, where James Corbett of corbettreport.com and Broc West of apperspective.net bring you the latest news from the Asia-Pacific region. This month:
STORY #1: Australian Govt. To Consider Joining China-Backed Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank
STORY #2: After 4 years, Fukushima Nuclear Cleanup Remains Daunting and Vast
STORY #3: Vietnam's Super Wealthy Likely To Get Richer




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

Fukushima Fallout Found in Japanese Tea


http://ecowatch.com/2015/03/16/radioactivity-green-tea-fukushima/
Fukushima Radiation Found in Sample of Green Tea from Japan Harvey Wasserman  Four years after the multiple explosions and melt-downs at Fukushima, it seems the scary stories have only just begun to surface.

Now reports indicate radioactive fallout from Fukushima has been found in tea exported from Japan....

Read the whole story at  http://ecowatch.com/2015/03/16/radioactivity-green-tea-fukushima/

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

Saturday, 21 March 2015

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




General Wesley Clark talking about proxy warfare conducted by the western military alliance. Despite his 'establishment following' flaws, the ex-General is telling the truth, although leaving out role that US has played in this conducting covert war. Turkey, Saudi Arabia and Israel are intimately involved in the rise of ISIS, with support from the Obama Administration, in their prosecution of the war against Syria.

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

Ukrainian Crisis News. War in Ukraine, Russia, Crimea, DPR, LPR, USA 18.03.2015


1) Kiev Perform a Trick with Minsk Agreements, Again
2) Putins Pen Used to Sign Crimea Treaty Becomes Museum Piece
3) Kiev Finance Minister: We need more gold
4) US Needs 60,000 More Troops to Execute Defense Strategy



Kiev is still shelling Donetsk.

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

Niels Harrit Present WTC Dust and WTC7 Collapse in High Court




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

Cracks In Washington’s Empire — Paul Craig Roberts


Washington’s EU vassals might be finding their backbone. Britain, Germany, France, and Italy are reported to have defied Washington’s orders and applied to join the Chinese-led Asian Investment Bank. Australia, Japan, South Korea, Switzerland and Luxembourg might also join.
Washington uses its development banks such as the Asian Development Bank, the World Bank, along with the IMF, in order to exercise financial and political hegemony. These banks are crucial elements of American economic and political imperialism.

The Chinese-led bank will, of course, be much more effective. The Chinese will use the bank to actually help countries and thereby make friends and grow trust, whereas Washington uses its banks for domination by force.
 
This new bank, together with the BRICS Bank, will provide countries with escape routes from Washington’s domination.

The Evil Empire is beginning to crack. It will crack more as the Russian-Chinese alliance unfolds its potentials and when European capitals understand that hegemonic Washington has put their existence at risk in order to try to prevent Russia’s rise. The crazed American and British neocon nazis, and their dupes among the populations, comprise the greatest human threat that the world has ever known. The sooner the Evil Empire collapses, the safer the world will be.
http://www.paulcraigroberts.org/2015/03/17/cracks-washingtons-empire-paul-craig-roberts/

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

Comcast is Back (Net Neutrality)


After years of debate, millions of public comments, and demonstrations across the country we won the fight for a free and open internet by passing new rules called Net Neutrality.

But last week, the House of Representatives introduced a bill to kill Net Neutrality at the behest of Comcast and Big Cable.

This week, there are three hearings about the legislation. In order to stop a Big Cable-controlled Internet, we need to speak up now.

Let's kill this bill before it starts -- please click here to call Congress now.

Our historic victory includes the strongest possible rules under Net Neutrality that protect us from the “Internet slow lanes” that Big Cable wants to create so they can charge us more money.

So of course they are doing everything they can to undo it.

We need to expose this proposed legislation for what it is: A desperate effort by the cable-lobby to prevent the FCC from keeping the Internet open and nondiscriminatory.

Let's make sure members of Congress who are going to the hearings next week know the public wants to keep these rules strong.

Will you call your lawmakers to tell them to oppose it? It'll just take a couple of minutes, and will help keep the Internet open and free.

Up against Big Cable’s millions of dollars, we won a historic victory for the movement to protect the internet. If we keep standing together, we can and will protect it from the corporate interests of Big Cable.

Thanks for all you do,
Kaytee, Nick and the Team at SumOfUs

***********More information:
How We Won Net Neutrality, Huffington Post, February 26th, 2015
After taking phone giants' money, these Republicans want to kill net neutrality, ZDNet, March 9th

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

Friday, 20 March 2015

Architects of Iraq War ADMIT It Was Illegal


The chief American prosecutor for the Nuremberg war crime trials – Robert H. Jackson – stated:
To initiate a war of aggression, therefore, is not only an international crime; it is the supreme international crime differing only from other war crimes in that it contains within itself the accumulated evil of the whole.
Forget third-hand allegations … the architects of the Iraq war admit that they initiated a war of aggression, not a war to defend America from imminent attack.
Influential Pentagon hawk Richard Perle conceded in 2003 that the invasion of Iraq had been illegal:
International law … would have required us to leave Saddam Hussein alone“, and this would have been morally unacceptable.
Indeed, U.S. government officials have admitted that everyone knew that Iraq didn’t have weapons of mass destruction.
A top Bush administration adviser – Philip Zelikow said that the Iraq war was launched to protect Israel.
And the following Bush officials admitted that the Iraq war was launched for oil:
  • George W. Bush
  • Key war architect – and Under Secretary of State – John Bolton
  • Former Bush speechwriter David Frum (referring to Dick Cheney)
  • A high-level National Security Council officer
  • 4 Star General John Abizaid, the former commander of CENTCOM, with responsibility for Iraq
  • Many others
Of course, this is “old news” (#15) … except that the U.S. did the same thing in Libya, and is now doing the same thing in Ukraine, Syria and elsewhere.
http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2015/03/architects-iraq-war-admit-illegal.html

A Special Grand Jury could immediately issue arrest warrants for these individuals. The Grand Jury should also be tasked to investigate the attacks of 911 as an act of treason. This was the initiating event for the War on Terror and the invasion of Iraq.

Related Info:

911 and War by Deception


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

Bill C-51 First Step to Fascist Society - Michael Rivero


Fukushima spews another 750 tons of radioactive waste our way, Putin's 'disappearance', Ukraine, US economic and hegemonic decline, NSA spying, Canadian Facism



Great news summary. Essential information.

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

Exit Poll Gaps Leave Pollsters in Israel Scratching their Heads [Vote Fraud]


Exit pollsters who presented a woefully inaccurate map of Tuesday’s election outcome are searching for clues as to why their results differed so vastly from the actual votes being counted on Wednesday.

There are expected to be large gaps between the final public polls published the Friday before elections, and the actual results. In Israeli politics, many voters remain undecided until the last minute, and a lot can happen in those last few days.

But the exit polls – which debut precisely when the polls close at 10 p.m., and offer the first insight into what went down on Election Day – are generally far more accurate. This year, the first exit polls presaged a rough tie between the Likud and the Zionist Union, with around 27 Knesset mandates each. With most of the votes counted, the Likud has edged closer to 30, while the Zionist Union has pulled in a meager 24.

Mina Tzemach, scientific manager of the Mitgam Institute that runs the Channel 2 poll, said that some of the differences could be attributed to timing.
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Panels Politics CEO Menahem Lazar said the gaps were worrying and confusing. Statistically, polls should be able to better predict the results for the large parties, he said, but virtually all the pollsters got the two biggest ones wrong. Predictions for the small parties, meanwhile, turned out to be rather accurate.
http://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Exit-poll-gaps-leave-pollsters-in-Israel-scratching-their-heads-394351

When the exit polls are out by a large margin, it should be taken as a sign of vote fraud - just like the US 2004 Presidential Election.

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

Christopher Bollyn 2015 “Solving 911 Ends the War”


In the name of 9/11, “wars have been waged, governments overthrown, and an untold number of lives sacrificed.” Yet 9/11 is an unsolved crime of terrorism and mass murder, with no trial and no serious investigation. This elaborately planned criminal deception was carried out “with the intention that the public would be deceived with a false explanation blaming the atrocity on Osama Bin Laden and Al Quaida....”

Christopher Bollyn states he has written “Solving 9-11: the Deception that Changed the World” because he could not remain indifferent and silent...”as the lies about 9/11 were used to wage wars of aggression and transform American into a police state.”



Watch from the 27 minute mark which covers the questions of suspects - who was behind what happened. The war on terror is a fraud.

Note: His forensic analysis on the buildings and his understanding of the Pentagon, in the first half, is poor.

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

DOT&E Report: The F-35 Is Not Ready for IOC and Won't Be Any Time Soon


Inside-the-Beltway wisdom holds that the $1.4 trillion F-35 Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) program is too big to cancel and on the road to recovery. But the latest report from the Defense Department’s Director of Operational Test and Evaluation (DOT&E) provides a litany of reasons that conventional wisdom should be considered politically driven propaganda. The press has already reported flawed software that hinders the ability of the plane to employ weapons, communicate information, and detect threats; maintenance problems so severe that the F-35 has an “overdependence” on contractor maintainers and “unacceptable workarounds” (behind paywall) and is only able to fly twice a week; and a high-rate, premature production schedule that ignores whether the program has demonstrated essential combat capabilities or proven it’s safe to fly. All of these problems are increasing costs and risks to the program. Yet rather than slow down production to focus resources on fixing these critical problems, Congress used the year-end continuing resolution omnibus appropriations bill—termed the “cromnibus”—to add 4 additional planes to the 34 Department of Defense (DoD) budgeted for Fiscal Year 2015. The original FY2016 plan significantly increased the buy to 55, and now the program office is further accelerating its purchase of these troubled planes to buy 57 instead.
 
At some point, the inherent flaws and escalating costs of a program become so great that even a system with massive political buy-in reaches a tipping point. The problems described in the DOT&E report show that the F-35 has reached a stage where it is now obvious that the never-ending stream of partial fixes, software patches, and ad hoc workarounds are inadequate to deliver combat-worthy, survivable, and readily employable aircraft. This year’s DOT&E report also demonstrates that in an effort to maintain the political momentum of the F-35, its program office is not beneath misrepresenting critically important characteristics of the system.
 
In sum, the old problems are not going away, new issues are arising, and some problems may be getting worse.
http://www.pogo.org/our-work/straus-military-reform-project/weapons/2015/not-ready-for-prime-time.html

Lockheed Martin's approach has been to seemingly set up the program to maximise costs (profits for the company) rather than develop a viable aircraft. The biggest problem is that they never fully tested and fixed the prototypes before moving into production.

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

Keiser Report (E732): Fracking Flop


In this episode of the Keiser Report, Max Keiser and Stacy Herbert discuss the infinitude of private debt as the world continues mega bailouts and terrifyingly large bond buying programs to stave off the inevitable. In the second half, Max interviews Steven Sprague of Rivetz.com about his BitAngel winning technology. They discuss Apple Pay fraud problems and other online payments systems.



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

Thursday, 19 March 2015

JON STEWART SLAMS THE GOP ON LETTER TO IRAN


Daily Show host Jon Stewart argued on Tuesday that the letter from 47 Senate Republicans to Iranian leaders wasn’t to warn them about striking a nuclear agreement with President Barack Obama — it was really a warning about the GOP.



Furthermore, in response to the GOP's letter rant about US 'democracy', Iran's President is elected - it is not a dictatorship, although there is also a ruling religious hierarchy. In terms of the Iranian nuclear program, the Russians are helping build the reactors - so how dangerous can Iran really be? Plus the Iranians are actively fighting ISIS in Iraq and elsewhere.

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

Novorossia State-Building Report. DPR, LPR, Ukraine Today (Kiev Forces Violating Truce)




With the economic situation failing in the West of Ukraine, Kiev will be eager to launch a spring offensive - blaming the East for the fighting and using it as an excuse for the economic hardships. It is unlikely that Poroshenko's Government will do nothing while things fall apart around them. They will be looking for excuses.

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

Nomi Prins - People Don’t Have Any Money


So, is anything in the financial sector actually fixed? Former top Wall Street banker Nomi Prins contends, “We have many trillions of dollars and government policy trying to basically cover up the holes in the entire financial system that could create another Lehman or multiple Lehmans. So, we have a white wash or a hole in the wall that’s been plastered over many, many, many times. The hole is still there. The danger is still there. The co-dependency is still there. The leverage is still there. . . .It all look like there has been this cosmetic shift supporting these banking institutions rather than supporting, from the bottom up, the economies of these countries. That has the effect of creating deterioration in any of the assets that these banks are still financing. . . . “Buying securities does not help people get jobs. It does not help industries to continue to innovate. It does absolutely nothing for spreading a foundation of solid economics throughout the population. All it does is make banks look better and cover these holes. Even with all that, holes continue to pop up and be visible, and that indicates a much larger problem. . . . People don’t have money. Even if the headline unemployment looks good, the reality is the jobs being created do not pay well. So, people don’t have any money.”



Prins also mentions that Greece was loan-sharked with the Troika loans so that they were stuck with  unrepayable debts. Greece should not be paying back such predatory loans that are being used to strip assets and hold the country to ransom. The new loans had nothing to do with helping Greece pay back its initial debt. A must see clip.

Related Info:

Germany faces paying billions to Greece in compensation for wartime atrocities after Merkel's senior advisers warn her Athens DOES HAVE a valid claim to reparations

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

Debunking Captain Kaye's Account of Living on Mars (and Battling Aliens)


A story appeared on my Facebook thread about a US Marine who claimed he spent 17 years offworld, a large amount of it on the surface of Mars:

http://alien-ufo-sightings.com/2014/12/us-soldier-claims-he-has-spent-17-years-battling-aliens-on-mars/

My response, explaining why this story cannot be true follows below:
I heard about this and listened to large chunks of it ... I guarantee he has not been on Mars (I can explain why below).

First up. I'm not saying there is no contact between possible visitors to our planet and the military (a feature of this guy's story). But this is something we cannot prove - we can only prove that there is a cover-up when it comes to UFO related material held by the US Gov.

However, when he talks about Mars having an atmosphere and that the sky is always reddish except when it comes to the sunsets which are purple - he's spewing NASA propaganda about conditions on Mars with a very thin atmosphere. He's direct quoting from NASA.

The problem is that the Martian atmosphere works exactly the same way as what we have on Earth. Our sky is blue because the sunlight is split, like a prism, by the small gas molecules which tend to separate blue wavelengths of light. The glare from this blue blocks out the blackness of space. On the moon, where there is no atmoshere, or at 100,000 feet on earth, where the atmosphere is the same as on Mars (according to NASA), there are not enough gas molecules to cause the blue glare effect, so we see bright white sunlight and the blackness of space.

If Mars had a thick atmosphere like Earth, or even a thinner one like on the top of Mount Everest, we would be seeing blue sky. The only time the sky would be red is if there was a dust storm.

So the bloke cannot have been on Mars if the atmosphere was as thick [and breathable] as he describes (which gives us a blue sky), plus he cannot have been on the planet if the conditions were as described by NASA - he would be seeing black sky, with some dust storm reds from time to time.

Personally I do not trust what NASA or the ESA (European Space Agency) says about Mars - because their accounts do not make sense.

And if you look at some of the Hubble images of Mars, and amateur pics of Mars (image/video search), then you will notice the planet is fairly colourful. There is a lot of colour variation, something we don't see from space probe imagery.

Anyway, at the heart of my doubt is a factual understanding of why our Earth sky is blue. It applies to Mars. Note: Viking pics of Mars from the 70s also featured a blue sky, which is characteristic of a thicker than admitted atmosphere. So what is the real deal with Mars? ??!
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Related Info [UPDATE to original post]:

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

The Atmosphere of Mars - Thicker than Officially Admitted, Clouds, Liquid Water and Life?

NASA's Misrepresentation of Mars

The Red Planet was Once Blue... Giant Ocean Once Covered Third of Mars (broken links)

Was there life on Mars? Red Planet was 'wetter, warmer and rich in Carbon Dioxide' (broken links)

Did NASA Discover Life on Mars - 36 years ago?

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