Thursday, 30 April 2015

Gerald Celente: War in Yemen, Corrupt Arab States, The Next Financial Meltdown, Breakdown of Society




Opens with an excellent assessment of the war in Yemen, where problems have existed there since the 1960s. Yemen was 'Egypt's Vietnam.' Recently the US-sponsored dictator, Hadi, was overthrown. The ongoing revolt included elements allied to the previous ruler who was on much better terms with all the other groups than Hadi. Iran is not involved with the fighting, except that they favour what has occurred. The US and the Saudis want their puppet dictator back in power, or, if that is not possible, the country turned into a threat state (via an ISIS takeover) that justifies military spending in the region.  

Also covered; the TTP - that will undermine national sovereignty, the hypocrisy of General Patraeus' slap on the wrist for releasing classified information, plus more on the economy and the offshoring of jobs. A great clip.

Related Info:

UN: Yemeni groups on verge of peace when Saudi bombed

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

The Conflict in Syria is a PROXY WAR: This is ALREADY a Criminal Circumstance! (RECAP from 2013)


US air strikes in Syria will be illegal under International Law and will make things worse. A number of facts show the West is already criminally involved in the fighting. The mainstream media, if it were honest with the public, needs to consistently remind their audience of the following facts, that:

1. The War in Syria is a Proxy Conflict and has been from the start. [We therefore cannot believe anything the sponsors of the fighting say about it - which includes the US, UK, France, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Turkey and Israel.]

2. The West has been hypocritically supporting Al-Qaeda in Syria and this group is already making things worse inside the country with their extremist behaviour, and;

3. Assad is not the one perpetrating most of the atrocities, especially the chemical attacks.

Whilst initially there were a number of anti-Government protests against Assad's rule the real fighting in Syria had been fuelled by the West from the very start. Plans to destroy the Syrian State have existed since the days of the Bush Administration according to General Wesley Clark:

General Wesley Clark: Wars Were Planned - Seven Countries In Five Years



Former French Foreign Minister, Roland Dumas, reported that two years before fighting erupted in Syria the UK was preparing a covert military intervention:

France's Former Foreign Minister: UK Government Prepared War in Syria Two Years Before 2011 Protests



Furthermore we know that the US and its allies, through NATO, have been arming and training opposition forces in bases inside Turkey since at least May 2011 which is at the very beginning of the conflict. FBI whistleblower Sibel Edmonds relates information on this matter reported to her by military sources and confirmed in the Turkish press:

USA is the main Arms Supplier for the Regime Change Operation in Syria (Sibel Edmonds, dec 16, 2011)





Of particular concern is the fact that the leading fighters in the conflict, those that the US and other countries are arming (covertly), are Al-Qaeda-backed extremists. It is this group conducting the major atrocities against civilians, such as the Homs massacre, the murder of Kurds in the north of the country, and the recent gassings:

Ben Swann-Disclosure: What the Media Isn't Telling You About War in Syria


It is a fact that the rebels in Syria are the ones using chemical weapons in false flag attacks in order to gain overt US support because they are losing the war. Investigative journalist and researcher James Corbett reports:

Latest Syrian Chemical Attack Follows History of False Flag Provocations


Syrian Activist: Satellite imagery proves Syrian chemical weapons



Now, the reason for this Proxy War is two fold; to stop a future Iran-Iraq-Syria pipeline that would undermine the present cartel operations that involve the US, UK, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Turkey plus Israel; and to destroy a long standing rival of Israel. Activist and researcher Ryan Dawson explains:

Syria what is really going on and why



So rather than launching an immediate overt war against Syria, that would obviously be illegal and a War Crime, the oil cartel countries have engaged in a relatively secret (unreported in the largely controlled Western media) Proxy War using mercenaries and jihadists - much as privateers were used to attack other nations in days gone by:

Modern Terrorism and Privateers



If it were not for foreign intervention in Syria there would be NO WAR. The West must immediately withdraw all support for their fighters in Syria, and those responsible for these crimes must be discovered and put on trial for their heinous actions.
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[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, April 30th, 2015.]

Corporate Media FAILS us (again) on TPP Coverage


I find it incomprehensible that, to the best of my knowledge, ABC,CBS, NBC and CNN have had zero coverage of the TPP - U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.)



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

Happy 100th Anniversary, Poison Gas!


As the world marks the passing of the 100th anniversary of the use of poison gas on the battlefield, James takes a moment to note some of the dark legacy of Bayer that the German chemical/pharmaceutical giant would prefer you didn't know.



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

Monsanto/Roundup Class Action Lawsuit


Monsanto claims that Roundup targets enzymes supposedly found only in plants -- not in people -- but this is blatantly false.

The truth is, Roundup targets enzymes found in both plants AND people -- specifically in our gut bacteria -- which are vulnerable to potent pesticides like Roundup.

Monsanto’s claim -- that Roundup targets enzymes "not found in people" -- is objectively false and inherently misleading.
http://www.monsantoclassaction.org/

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

Wednesday, 29 April 2015

The Origins of ISIS. Created by “Direct” Action of the United States Government


In this episode of Truth in Media, Ben Swann explores the origin of ISIS that has already been long forgotten by American media. Swann takes on the central issue of whether or not ISIS was created by “inaction” by the United States government or by “direct” action.



The fighting in Syria didn't begin until 2011, not 2009 as the video says, although we know that planning for an attack on the country had been started years earlier. General Wesely Clark, Journalist Seymore Hersh, and the former French Foreign Minister, Roland Dumas, reported this fact.

The creation of ISIS, and the Western-Saudi-Turkish-Israeli support for these extremists, are part of the proxy war being waged in the Middle East against Shiite allies of Iran and the enemies of Israel.

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

Ukraine Crisis News. War in Ukraine. Donbass, Kiev, Russia, USA, Nepal 27.04.2015




Conflict continues in Kiev.

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

Germanwings Computer Caused Crash? Michael Rivero


Canada US anti-terror laws political, not security enhancement, Baltimore riots and police brutality, Hilllary's corrupt history
Guest's website: http://whatreallyhappened.com/



Great summary of world events, although I am a bit sceptial about Rivero's assessment on Germanwings which could still be pilot suicide (nevertheless questions remain concerning initial reports on the crash, and the recovery of the second black box).

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

Gerald Celente :: Misbehaving Banks Must Have Their Day in Court




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

Tuesday, 28 April 2015

Putin Claims Intercepted Phone Calls Prove US Helped Chechen Islamic Insurgents Wage War Against Russia


In a documentary aired today on state-owned Rossiya-1 TV channel, he said phone records from the early 2000s show direct contact between North Caucasus separatists and US secret services.
 
'At one point our secret services simply detected direct contacts between militants from the North Caucasus and representatives of the United States secret services in Azerbaijan,' Putin said.

Putin said he raised the issue with then-US President George W. Bush, who promised to 'kick the ass' of the intelligence officers in question.

But he claimed a few days later the heads of Russia's FSB received a letter from their American counterparts, which said they had the right to support opposition forces in Russia.
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3056500/Putin-claims-intercepted-phone-calls-prove-helped-Chechen-Islamic-insurgents-wage-war-against-Russia.html

FBI whistleblower Sibel Edmonds has reported on the links between the Chechens and the CIA, along with wider covert operations in the Caucasus region aided by Turkey. This report helps to confirm those assertions. It is worth revisiting the following video concerning the CIA links to the alleged Boston Bombers (patsies):

Who Is Graham Fuller?


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

An RFK Story - Ry Dawson


The official story about RFK is so ludicrous, the official story on his brother JFK and many of the conspiracy theories too are equally as ridiculous. I have been aiming for a long time to do films on both men and who killed them, why they were killed and who covered it up and why.



He, the alleged killer, fired his 8 shot gun 13 times at the victim's front, hitting him 3 times in the back ...

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

Wikileaks: Sony Emails Reveal Hollywood Execs Work for Israel


Top Hollywood bosses enjoy a strong relationship with the Israeli government and various pro-Israel lobbying groups across the United States, according to a cache of Sony internal emails leaked to Wikileaks and published for the first time last week.

The emails reveal a dinner between Sony executives and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu; the presenter of American X-Factor chiding actress Natalie Portman aggressively for her views on Israel; meetings between top entertainment chiefs and the Israeli consulate-general; close ties between Sony’s Co-Chairperson and various pro-Israel lobbying groups; and film chiefs planning, in detail, a new documentary about the rise of anti-Semitism in Europe, about which the emails also reflect rising concern.
http://www.hangthebankers.com/wikileaks-sony-emails-hollywood-israel/

The news media, entertainment industry and the political sphere in the USA are strongly influenced by the State of Israel. Exposing this situation and treating it as a serious problem is the only way to free the US military from being continual pawns in Israeli foreign policy (ie attacking countries in the Middle East).

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

The Odessa Massacre - What REALLY Happened (RECAP)


Contrary to what the mainstream media has tried to convince you, it's not at all a mystery how the fire started in Odessa, Ukraine and it's not at all a mystery who started it. We owe it to the victims to expose what really happened.



Reposted in light of this propaganda: Prosecutor General of Ukraine: Odessa citizens killed themselves in the House of Trade Unions

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

Reggie Middleton-Greece Most Dangerous Threat to the Global Economy


Could we have another financial disaster this fall? Financial expert Reggie Middleton contends, “There are a lot of powerful forces trying to kick the ball down the road, but the longer you kick it, the greater the recompense when it’s time to pay the piper. The most dangerous threat to the global economy would be a contagion from Europe and from Greece, but not because Greece defaults. This is the danger Greece causes, and that is Greece’s success is by far the greatest danger. Suppose Greece drops out of the Eurozone, and there are going to be hard times, and they pull it off . . . then every other country that is subjected to extreme austerity say why in the world are we allowing ourselves to be subjected to this by the Troika and Germany? Greece was able to pull out . . . and they did no worse than they did while being subjected to austerity. Then, now they are truly a sovereign nation. . . . If Greece gets away with it, then you have to take a look at Portugal and Spain and Italy and Ireland, and they will think about it. If Greece even partially succeeds, then the entire Eurozone experiment is gone.”



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

Monday, 27 April 2015

‘Obama Apologizes for Drone Killing Westerners but Not Other Innocents’


President Obama revealing that a CIA drone strike killed two Western hostages in January this year. RT is joined by Talat Masood - a retired three-star General in the Pakistani army.



The drone war policy is intended to prolong or escalate the war on terror which is the replacement conflict for the military-industrial-State-friendly Cold War.

Related News:

Why did Obama not recognize mass killings of Armenians as genocide?


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

Houthi Arms Bonanza Came From Saleh, Not Iran


And in their eagerness to conform to the general theme of an Iran vs. US-Saudi proxy war in Yemen, the media’s treatment of alleged Iranian arms to the Houthis has ignored the fact that the Houthis had forged an alliance by early 2014 with a far larger source of arms: former President Ali Abdullah Saleh. It was that alliance that propelled the Houthis into power last September, not their ties with Iran.

After Saleh was forced to step down as president in 2012, the government supposedly reorganized the military and Saleh’s son Ahmed Ali Saleh was ousted as commander of the Republican Guard. But in fact Saleh continued to control the military through his allies in most of the command positions. When the Houthi advanced on Sanaa last September, it was all carefully choreographed by Saleh. The Houthis were able to take one Yemeni military facility after another without a fight and enter the capital easily.
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The one concrete allegation that has been invoked by media stories in recent months is the case of a ship called Jihan 1, said to have been laden with Iranian arms, that was intercepted in early 2013. A Reuters story last December cited a list a list of all the items on board provided by a “senior Yemeni security official,” which included Katyusha rifles, RPGs-7s, tons of RDX explosives and surface-to-air missiles.

But the Hadi government never provided any evidence that the ship was sent by Iran or was intended for the Houthis. And most of the items mentioned were not even Iranian-manufactured weapons. The one odd exception was a reference to “Iranian-made night vision goggles”. That fact suggests that the ship was intended to provide arms to al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, which carries out large numbers of terrorist bombings and would have needed the large supplies of RDX. The Houthis, on the other hand, are not known to have used that explosive. The UN expert panel formed to support the UN Security Council sanctions against Houthi commanders and Saleh reported that it had been “unable to independently confirm the allegation” about the Jihan 1.
http://original.antiwar.com/porter/2015/04/23/houthi-arms-bonanza-came-from-saleh-not-iran/

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

Richard Dolan: Reclaiming our Destiny from a Lifetime of Truth Suppression


In this video we'll see Historian and author Richard Dolan at the Breakthrough Energy Movement Conference, 2013 Boulder, where he starts and goes deeper than ever before to analyze the structure of power and secrecy that has enveloped our world, and describes active measures we can take to reclaim our freedom.



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

Keiser Report (E749): Age of False Prophets


Max Keiser and Stacy Herbert, in a double-header, reveal the pale riders of the rigged market apocalypse - from the patsy from the hell that is Hounslow to the ‘short of a lifetime’ guaranteed to deliver Armageddon in a wasteland of declining McWages.



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

Sunday, 26 April 2015

CrossTalk: The Kiev Regime


Ukraine’s is a complex and a multilevel tragedy – as the economy continues to collapse, the Kiev leadership is hell-bent on destroying civil liberties and eliminating dissent. All awhile Washington and its European allies remain largely silent. And the lack of credible Western media coverage is part of the problem. CrossTalking with James Jatras, Mark Sleboda and Domitilla Sagramoso.



Great assessment of the situation in Ukraine.

Readers should note that the conflict in Ukraine is a direct result of US intervention. Crimea was not forcibly annexed, and only split from Kiev because of the western-backed coup. The aggression here is entirely western, not Russian.

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

Stop AIPAC: Jeff Blankfort in 'Israeli Occupied Washington' with Q & A


There is a Q&A at the end with Jeff Blankfort, Grant F Smith, and Seth Morrison
The entire conference can bee seen in HD here
http://www.ancreport.com/podcast/enti...



Covers spying and subversive operations against activist groups by the ADL with discussion about AIPAC towards the end. If you want to know how the Israelis control US politics, listen to the end.

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

The Mena Connection Exposing the CIA, Bush, Clinton, Iran Contra, And Drug Running




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

Abe Lincoln has been Overly Romanticized


Lincoln quotes:
1. On the expansion of slavery:
Lincoln said: There is a natural disgust in the minds of nearly all white people to the idea of indiscriminate amalgamation of the white and black races ... A separation of the races is the only perfect preventive of amalgamation, but as an immediate separation is impossible, the next best thing is to keep them apart where they are not already together. If white and black people never get together in Kansas, they will never mix blood in Kansas ...

2. On shipping blacks back to Africa:

Lincoln said: In the language of Mr. Jefferson, uttered many years ago, "It is still in our power to direct the process of emancipation, and deportation, peaceably, and in such slow degrees, as that the evil will wear off insensibly; and in their places be, pari passu [on an equal basis], filled up by free white laborers."

3. On outlawing slavery in the south (before the rebellion).

Lincoln said: I have no purpose directly or indirectly to interfere with the institution of slavery in the states where it exists. I believe I have no lawful right to do so, and I have no inclination to do so
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[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, April 26th, 2015.]

Honest Political Ads - Gil Fulbright for Senate


What would an honest politician actually sound like? Old Gil is running for Senate against Mitch McConnell and Alison Lundergan



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

Saturday, 25 April 2015

Report Shows US Invasion, Occupation of Iraq Left 1 Million Dead


A recently published report has revealed that the US invasion and occupation of Iraq was responsible for the deaths of approximately 1 million Iraqis, which is 5 percent of the total population of the country. The report also tallies hundreds of thousands of casualties in Afghanistan and Pakistan.

Authors of the report, titled "Body Count: Casualty Figures After 10 Years of the 'War on Terror,'" have told Truthout that other casualty reports, like the often-quoted Iraq Body Count (IBC), which has a high-end estimate at the time of this writing of 154,563, are far too low in their estimates, and that the real numbers reach "genocidal dimensions."

Joachim Guilliard, the author of the Iraq portion of the study, told Truthout that the new study relied heavily on extrapolations from a previous study published in the prestigious Lancet medical journal, which put Iraq's numbers at 655,000, but the study was published in 2006 and is now dramatically out of date.

"The numbers of Lancet, reaching genocidal dimensions, represent a massive indictment of the US administration," Guilliard said. "Most Western media are not interested in it. The IBC numbers, however, are [seen as] acceptable. They are in line with the general picture of the war in Iraq according to which the Iraqis themselves are primarily responsible for most violence."

The report, produced as a collaborative effort between Physicians for Social Responsibility (PSR), Physicians for Global Survival and the Nobel Prize-winning International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War, shows that at least 1.3 million lives were lost in the three countries it surveyed, from the onset of wars following September 11, 2001.

The report notes, however, that its numbers are a conservative estimate, and that the total number of people killed in the three countries "could also be in excess of 2 million, whereas a figure below 1 million is extremely unlikely."
http://www.truth-out.org/news/item/30164-report-shows-us-invasion-occupation-of-iraq-left-1-million-dead

The attack on Iraq had nothing to do with protecting the USA from a terrorist threat. To understand why Iraq was attacked one must look to neocon Middle East policy:

911 and War by Deception


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

Drones Undone: Media Eyes Open After 2 Western Hostages Killed in CIA Operation


The White House is under pressure to disclose the full details of events that led to the death of two Western hostages in a US drone strike on al-Qaeda in Pakistan. President Obama revealed that American and Italian captives were accidentally killed in the CIA operation. This is far from the first time civilians have become casualties of the War on Terror - Gayane Chichikyan looks at some of the stories that receive less media attention.



The obviously failed drone strike policy, that creates more hostiles than it eliminates, is deliberately intended to do so. The overarching strategic goal of the War on Terror is to create enemies in order to replace the Cold War Soviet Union. 

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

Oklahoma Bombing was an Inside Job, Timothy McVeigh was a CIA Patsy




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

Stop AIPAC Grant Smith of IRMEP


Grant F Smith on the direction and methods of Israeli lobbies and their nuclear program.



234 Billion is owed by Israel to the US for aid delivered whilst they had an illegal nuclear program. Also, without AIPAC there would have been no war in Iraq, no proxy war in Syria, and no sanctions on Iran.

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

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Government Surveillance (HBO)




Petition:

https://sendto.mozilla.org/page/s/section-215-petition

Personally Send Petition Text to Your Representative:

http://www.house.gov/representatives/find/


Recently, comedian John Oliver made an informal but important point on the sheer ridiculousness that is Section 215 of the Patriot Act: the NSA has bended their interpretation of the law to access and monitor the most personal of our everyday communications at a frightening scale.1

But we can put a stop to this illegal and unconstitutional mass surveillance if we get loud this week.
Here's the deal: Congress is back in Washington after a two-week recess, and reauthorization of the Patriot Act is on the agenda. According to House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, the chamber could take up three key sections of the Patriot Act set to expire in June as early as this month2 — including Section 215.

You better believe that the intelligence agencies are going to do everything they can to ensure these provisions are reauthorized. Can you make a phone call to your representative and ask that they vote against reauthorizing Section 215 of the Patriot Act?

Yes, I can make a call.

No, I can't do that — but I'll chip in $5 or $10 to help Demand Progress end mass spying.

Feeling a sudden sense of déjà vu? While the most questionable provisions of the Patriot Act, like Section 215, were only initially authorized for a fixed number of years, Congress has reauthorized them every single time since passage of the law in 2001.


To add insult to the injury that is invasion of our privacy: according to the White House's own Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board, mass surveillance hasn't made a difference in making us safer.3  So why the heck is this even under consideration to be continued?

These phone calls to Congress can really make a difference in putting the pressure on our elected officials to protect our civil liberties once and for all. Can you call your representative today?

Yes, I can make a call.

No, I can't do that — but I'll chip in $5 or $10 to help Demand Progress end mass spying.
Thanks for standing with us.

—David, Daniel, Mark, Sara and the rest of the Demand Progress team


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

Keiser Report (E748): Power of Alternative Media


Max Keiser and Stacy Herbert discuss how it is that the cultists, conspiracy theorists and crackpots as unemployed journalists refer to bloggers and alternative media have been ages ahead of bootlicking, war-pushing, no-talking about TTIPing mainstream media. In the second half, Max interviews Tom Coughlin of BullionCapital.com about the company’s gold trading platform, the fate of the LBMA and more.



Great first half of the show (11 mins), pointing out that all the mainstream news, NBC, Fox, BBC, Al Jazeera, and RT, are state owned or are representive of corporate interests that tie them closely to (crooked) Government policies/propaganda. The question they ask is which networks adhere to the (security) State script, or provide cover for corporate malfeasance, rather than tell the truth to their audience. People can look at different sources of information with a discerning eye and work out which network(s) are providing the best coverage. Having independent online news sources helps. This is important stuff to consider when our leaders want to send our people off to fight in various overseas conflicts. Patriotism is one thing, but cheerleading in favour of unnecessary wars or proxy conflicts is another. As pointed out in the show, people in command of factual information can actually stop war.

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

Friday, 24 April 2015

Foreign Policy Diary 'Yemen' - Codename 'Restoring Hope'


Saudi Arabia announced on Tuesday it was ending a month-long campaign of air strikes "Decisive Storm" in Yemen. According to the Saudi-led coalition spokesman, all goals set by the “Decisive Storm” have been achieved. These included the destruction of ballistic missiles the Houthis had taken control of. At least 944 people have been killed and 3,487 injured during the month-long conflict in Yemen, World Health Organization reported Tuesday.



The proposed Saudi ground war stalled after they failed to get Pakistan and Egypt to commit troops. The intervention appears to only be suspended whilst the sanctions, on a country that imports 90% of its food, will remain. As of writing limited air srikes have resumed.

The escalation of the war on Yemen was a US-Saudi counter to Iranian influence on the Arabian Peninsula. The aim may have been to drag the Iranians into open conflict. Seeing as they, the Iranians, would not comply, the objective of the war was undermined - hence the present ceasefire.

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

Australia Silently Stopped Testing of Food Imports


The north Pacific Ocean is already contaminated by large amounts of toxins and pollution from dumping into the sea by China, a world leader in pollution, and formerly by the United States during decades of unrestricted development with minimal environmental safeguards.

However the largest nuclear disaster in history, Japan's Fukushima nuclear plants melt-downs have added significantly to the nuclear contamination of the Pacific and affected not only fish and other food from Japan but also USA, China, Korea, Philippines, Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand and parts of Malaysia and Indonesia.
 
Less than one year after the Fukushima nuclear disaster in March 2011, by its own admission, the Australian Government's Ministry of Agriculture all Caesium134 (134Cs), Caesium137 (137Cs) and Iodine131 (131I). Iodine131 (131I) testing ceased in early 2012 based on advice from the Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Agency (ARPANSA) and Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ).
 
Apparently in the interests of big business rather than the Australian public the government stopped all testing for nuclear contamination doing so on the advise of ARPANSA and FSANZ. Meanwhile the maximum safe levels for contamination were increased silently and without any media fanfare twenty fold in 2012.
 
FSANZ also reported that Australia's Department of Agriculture ceased all testing of food from Japan. Correct, the official website itself declares that the Department of Agriculture decided on 23 January 2014 to not only stop testing for nuclear contamination, but to stop testing of any kind on food imports from Japan.
 
Tuna and sardines even from Thailand, far from Japan, canned many years ago and still available for sale with an expiry date later this year have been tested by independent persons with suitable equipment and found to have high levels of radiation:
 
“With these sardines coming from Thailand and not from Japan, I would say the whole Asian region is feeling the effects of the Fukushima melt-downs, so it's not just Japan that the food is being contaminated from but the whole Asian area. With Japan using (a million) gallons of water daily to cool the melt-downs this water is going right into the sea into the (Pacific) Ocean”.
http://mathaba.net/news/?x=634183

What the health authorities have done in Australia (and elsewhere on the planet) is criminal, and will be genocidal when people start succumbing the effects of low level radiation poisoning.

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

The Forgotten Coup: How America and Britain Crushed the Government of Their 'Ally', Australia - John Pilger


Whitlam was a maverick social democrat of principle, pride and propriety. He believed that a foreign power should not control his country's resources and dictate its economic and foreign policies. He proposed to "buy back the farm". In drafting the first Aboriginal lands rights legislation, his government raised the ghost of the greatest land grab in human history, Britain's colonisation of Australia, and the question of who owned the island-continent's vast natural wealth.
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Whitlam demanded to know if and why the CIA was running a spy base at Pine Gap near Alice Springs, a giant vacuum cleaner which, as Edward Snowden revealed recently, allows the US to spy on everyone. "Try to screw us or bounce us," the prime minister warned the US ambassador, "[and Pine Gap] will become a matter of contention".

Victor Marchetti, the CIA officer who had helped set up Pine Gap, later told me, "This threat to close Pine Gap caused apoplexy in the White House... a kind of Chile [coup] was set in motion."

Pine Gap's top-secret messages were de-coded by a CIA contractor, TRW. One of the de-coders was Christopher Boyce, a young man troubled by the "deception and betrayal of an ally". Boyce revealed that the CIA had infiltrated the Australian political and trade union elite and referred to the Governor-General of Australia, Sir John Kerr, as "our man Kerr".

Kerr was not only the Queen's man, he had long-standing ties to Anglo-American intelligence. He was an enthusiastic member of the Australian Association for Cultural Freedom, described by Jonathan Kwitny of the Wall Street Journal in his book, 'The Crimes of Patriots', as, "an elite, invitation-only group... exposed in Congress as being founded, funded and generally run by the CIA". The CIA "paid for Kerr's travel, built his prestige... Kerr continued to go to the CIA for money".
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On 10 November, 1975, Whitlam was shown a top secret telex message sourced to Theodore Shackley, the notorious head of the CIA's East Asia Division, who had helped run the coup against Salvador Allende in Chile two years earlier.

Shackley's message was read to Whitlam. It said that the prime minister of Australia was a security risk in his own country. The day before, Kerr had visited the headquarters of the Defence Signals Directorate, Australia's NSA where he was briefed on the "security crisis".

On 11 November - the day Whitlam was to inform Parliament about the secret CIA presence in Australia - he was summoned by Kerr. Invoking archaic vice-regal "reserve powers", Kerr sacked the democratically elected prime minister. The "Whitlam problem" was solved, and Australian politics never recovered, nor the nation its true independence.
http://johnpilger.com/articles/the-forgotten-coup-how-america-and-britain-crushed-the-government-of-their-ally-australia


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

Police Torture, Cooked Lab Results - Michael Rivero


Planet wide risk from GMO contamination, US troops back in Iraq, Hillary, FBI forensic fraud 
Guest's website: http://whatreallyhappened.com



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

TPP: The Dirtiest Trade Deal You've Never Heard Of (RECAP)



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

Thursday, 23 April 2015

Blood on their Hands: Libya’s Boat Refugees and “Humanitarian” Imperialism


Since the beginning of the year, at least 1,700 people attempting to immigrate to Europe have died in transit, 50 times the number for the same period last year. According to the IOM, the number of people dying in the attempt to reach the shores of Europe rose by more than 500 percent between 2011 and 2014.

Of course, 2011 was the year that the US and its NATO allies, principally France and Britain, launched their war for regime change in Libya, under the fabricated pretext that they were intervening to prevent a massacre by the government of Muammar Gaddafi in the eastern city of Benghazi.

This “humanitarian” mission initiated a six-month US-NATO bombing campaign that killed at least 10 times the number who died in the scattered fighting between government troops and armed rebels that had preceded it. This imperialist intervention, which utilized Islamist militias with ties to Al Qaeda as its proxy ground forces, left Libya descending rapidly into chaos and destruction.

Nearly two million Libyan refugees—more than a quarter of the population—have been forced to flee to Tunisia to escape an unending civil war between rival Islamist militias and two competing governments, one based in Tripoli and the other in the eastern city of Tobruk. According to the web site Libya Body Count, some 3,500 people have been killed just since the beginning of 2014—three years after the US-NATO intervention.
http://www.globalresearch.ca/blood-on-their-hands-libyas-boat-refugees-and-humanitarian-imperialism/5444252

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

CrossTalk: Destroying Yemen


As Yemen is pulverized into oblivion, it remains unclear just exactly what Riyadh hopes to achieve in this war. Washington has tied itself to this conflict, but can’t control or explain it. Soon there won’t be much of Yemen left to make peace with. CrossTalking with David Hearst, Sama'a Al-Hamdani, and Hillary Leverett.



The clip points out that the Houthis in Yemen are no angels, and that ISIS, or Al Qaeda, is set to benefit from Saudi-US intervention. The resulting chaos is a legitimate goal for military-security states. With hostile countries controlled by 'militants' arms manufacturers will benefit immensely, as will oil producers as prices rise due to the instability.

At present the Saudi coalition has stopped its bombardment of Yemen, presumably because they could not buy (literally) ground forces from Pakistan or Egypt to go in on foot. They are declaring victory by saying they are satified they destroyed enough heavy weapons, including tactical missiles (SCUDS), so that Yemen could not threaten the Kingdom. What remains to be seen is whether the naval blockade will be enforced - which would be a humanitarian disater because Yemen imports 90% of its food.

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

URGENT CORRECTION re: Dzhokhar Tsarnaev and the Boston Bombing Trial Narrative: A Letter to ABC News Radio Australia


Dear News Radio and Scott Wales,

I was listening to your interview with a US radio journalist who is covering the trial of the surviving Boston Bomber (22/4) and noticed that you are still buying into the official narrative despite the fact we have evidence in the public domain that exonerates the Tsarnaevs.

I previously sent a message to ABC Lateline explaining that the Government case against Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the subject of your interview, is provably false. There is no question that Dzhokhar is innocent and that he could not have placed the black backpack as the FBI said he had. (I will include a copy of my original message below).

The problem for the victims of the bombing is a mainstream media blackout on this kind of information, that, inexcusably, was not submitted by his defence team. This has contributed to there being a debate over whether Dzhokhar should be executed or imprisoned for life. The real debate should be over whether an innocent person has been wrongly convicted.

Furthermore, your US news analyst comes from NPR Radio that is known to be heavily biased in favour of right wing, or Washington beltway, think tanks - groups that are invariably pro-Security State, pro-war, and have trouble telling a straight story when it comes to controversies involving Federal agencies, in this case the FBI.

To understand the problems with NPR radio you should read this article, titled 'NPR: the Voices and Views of One Side':

http://www.counterpunch.org/2012/03/05/npr-the-voices-and-views-of-one-side/

At present the ABC is facilitating, through poor investigation, the incarceration of an innocent person. Please make the necessary corrections. Below is my original message to Lateline.

EMAIL TO LATELINE

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is Innocent and his Defence Team Should Be Investigated: A Letter to Lateline ABC Australia

Neither Dzhokhar Tsarnaev or his brother Tamerlan could have planted the bombs in the Boston Bombing case.

Evidence from FBI sourced photos shows that the bombs were contained within black backpacks yet the bags the brothers were carrying, shown on CCTV shots, were dark grey and light grey.

http://spookyweather.blogspot.com.au/2015/03/alleged-boston-bombers-backpacks-not.html

A (FBI) video showing the alleged placing of the bomb does not match the actual location of the explosion (and notice the backpack is light grey).

The alleged placing of bomb video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ryL_aEIQH_8

The actual location of the bomb (see below) which is different from the above. Notice the tree and different set of buildings.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V_2E0FcIPLw

These crucial points of evidence undermine the Government's argument. And because this case was not contested by the defence team, that 'admittted guilt' on behalf of their client, none of this material was tested as it should have been. This raises very serious questions about the appointed defence team - which failed to even acknowledge these issues.

We have seen no official explanation for these glaring inconsistencies. However, the FBI does have a track record of framing innocent people for crimes they did not commit - like what we saw with the Anthrax letters case. The FBI currently engages in an entrapment program that is responsible for a number of recent 'foiled domestic terrorist attacks' that would never have occurred without the planning and plotting work of their highly paid informers. The FBI also assassinated a friend of the Tsarnaev's in connection to the Boston Bombing case, Ibragim Todashev, with a bullet to the top of the head. An internet You Tube search using the Todashev name and 'Rachel Maddow' will provide disturbing details of this killing. How do we know the FBI has not lied to the court in relation to the Tsarnaev example? How do we know that the Tsarnaev's are not patsies? This sort of thing has happened before. In the interests of justice, the mainstream media should be raising these questions.
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[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, April 23rd, 2015.]

Keiser Report (E747): Gyrocopters & Glitter Bombs


In this episode of the Keiser Report, Max Keiser and Stacy Herbert discuss gyrocopters and glitter bombs as a solitary acts of Global Insurrection Against Bankster Occupation (GIABO) in a day of gulags when organising collective actions can be extremely dangerous. They also discuss Kim Dotcom’s plans for an equity crowd funding campaign for MegaNet and the ‘inconceivable’ negative interest rates on some mortgages in Spain. In the second half, Max interviews Professor John Mill Ackerman about protest parties in Mexico, including Morena, and the economic crisis driving them.



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

10 Facts About Fluoride



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

Wednesday, 22 April 2015

Truth Is Washington’s Enemy — Paul Craig Roberts


Washington’s problem is that whereas Washington controls the print and TV media in the US and its vassal states in Europe, Canada, Australia, Ukraine, and Japan, Washington does not control Internet sites, such as this one, or media, such as RT, of non-vassal states. Consequently, Washington’s lies are subject to challenge, and as people lose confidence in Western print and TV media because of the propaganda content, Washington’s agendas, which depend on lies, are experiencing rougher sledding.
 
Truth is bubbling up through Washington’s propaganda. Confronted with the possibility of a loss of control over every explanation, Hillary Clinton, Ed Royce, and the rest are suddenly complaining that Washington is “losing the information war.” Huge sums of taxpayers’ hard earned money will now be used to combat the truth with lies.

What to do? How to suppress truth with lies in order to remain in control? The answer says Andrew Lack, Royce, et alia, is to redefine a truth-teller as a terrorist. Thus, the comparison of RT and “dissident” Internet bloggers to the Islamist State and the designated terror group, Boko Haram.

Royce expanded the definition of terrorist to include dissident bloggers, such as Chris Hedges, John Pilger, Glenn Greenwald and the rest of us, who object to the false reality that Washington creates in order to serve undeclared agendas.
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Noam Chomsky summed it up when he said that Washington regards any information that does not repeat Washington’s propaganda to be intolerable.

Washington’s assault on truth as a threat helps to make sense of the gigantic National Security Agency spy system exposed by William Binney and Edward Snowden. One of the purposes of the spy network is to identify all “dissidents” who challenge Big Brother’s “Truth.”
 
There is, or will be, a dossier on every “dissident” with all of the dissident’s emails, Internet searches, websites visited, phone calls, purchases, travels. The vast amount of information on each dissident can be combed for whatever can be taken out of context to make a case against him, if a case is even needed. Washington has already successfully asserted its power over the Constitution to indefinitely detain without charges and to torture and to murder US citizens.
 
It was a couple of years ago that Janet Napolitano, head of Homeland Security, said that the department’s focus had shifted from terrorists to domestic extremists. Lumped into the category of domestic extremists are environmental activists, animal rights activists, anti-war activists which includes disillusioned war veterans, and people who believe in states’ rights, limited government and accountable government. Consequently, many dissidents, America’s best citizens, will qualify as domestic extremists on several accounts.
http://www.paulcraigroberts.org/2015/04/21/truth-washingtons-enemy-paul-craig-roberts/

The majority of the people caught up in this corrupt system do not have an appreciation about what is really going on. All we have to do to create a better future is to doggedly share 'truth revealing' information, while hinting that there is also disinformation and the occasional error to contend with, and the rest will take care of itself.

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

Mainstream Media Facilitates War in Europe: Political Murders in Kiev, US Troops to Ukraine


While some journalists here in the US have started to notice the strange series of opposition killings in Ukraine, the US government has yet to say a word.

Compare this to the US reaction when a single opposition figure was killed in Russia earlier this year. Boris Nemtsov was a member of a minor political party that was not even represented in the Russian parliament. Nevertheless the US government immediately demanded that Russia conduct a thorough investigation of his murder, suggesting the killers had a political motive.


Source: http://www.globalresearch.ca/political-murders-in-kiev-us-troops-to-ukraine/5444049

If the Western media reported on these murders, then support by the US for the Ukrainian Government would diminish, and lead to an end in the fighting.

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

Ukraine Crisis News. Latest news of Ukraine, Russia, NATO, USA, Yemen 20.04.2015




The artillery shelling continues in the east of Ukraine.

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

Foreign Policy Diary 'Yemen'


A brief summary of the conflict in Yemen explaining the main groups involved. The Houthi led opposition, that took over the country, are enemies of ISIS and are now being attacked by the Saudis and USA.



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

Nigel Farage: David Cameron 'Directly Caused' Libyan Migrant Crisis


Nigel Farage has blamed “fanatical” David Cameron and Nicolas Sarkozy for the drowning of hundreds of migrants off Italy, saying the exodus was “directly caused” by western intervention in the civil war in Libya.

The Ukip leader said that Nato had destabilised Libya when it launched bombing raids against Col Gaddafi in March 2011, causing the flight of refugees from the country.

He said Britain should offer refugee status to some Libyan Christians.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/politics/nigel-farage/11548171/Nigel-Farage-David-Cameron-directly-caused-Libyan-migrant-crisis.html

Farage is correct. The Europeans have brought this crisis upon themselves with the NATO attack on Libya. Furthermore, the Syrian refugee problem is another result of (covert) Western intervention.

Related Info:

700 Refugees Flee War Torn Libya Thanks To Hillary Clinton


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

Tuesday, 21 April 2015

ISIS, Saudi Arabia, the CIA, and Israel Exposed


ISIS, Iran, Saudi Arabia, and the connections between the CIA and Israel with the so-called enemies of America are exposed in an uncensored interview with Wayne Madsen. The former NSA worker, turned whistleblower and muckraker discusses the kabal of conspiracy that includes the Saudis, key figures in the US government, and stretches from the Bilderbergs to Rhodes Scholars in a web of influence that has spun country after country into turmoil. Are ISIS fighters just misguided and gullible proxy mercenaries for the Saudis? Was 9/11 another black op in a long line that has been the norm since WWII with the British government? Learn of the far reaching conspiracy in this Buzzsaw, hosted by Sean Stone.



Great background on Saudi Arabia and Yemen. I don't agree that Obama is genuinely attempting peace with Iran. If there is a nuclear deal there will be an understanding, in US halls of power, that this will be temporary.

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

OKC - A Conspiracy Theory


Everything you ever wanted to know about the OKC bombing in under 5 minutes.



A satirical look at the official investigation into the Oklahoma City bombing that killed 168 on April 19 1995. People interested in matters of justice, who are not paralysed by the derogatory term 'conspiracy theory', may end up watching this 5 minute clip - finding a ton of interesting leads and disturbing questions about this Bombing.

UPDATE:

I was asked: Do the huddled masses understand satire?

To which I wrote: Some people are victims of it when it is used to ridicule serious questions about 'state crimes against democracy' (SCADs). It's a two edged sword, but it cuts best when used with evidence, rather than with unsubstantiated official rhetoric or with disinformation/false arguments.

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

AFRICOM's War on Libya


In this excerpt from Bob Coen and Eric Nadler's film "Shadow War of the Sahara", broadcast on the Franco-German channel ARTE charts the rise of the U.S.military's AFRICA COMAND (AFRICOM). This excerpt reveals why AFRICOM's chief critic, Libya's Mohammar Gaddafi, had to be removed from power for the project to succeed.



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

The Ivy League’s Favorite War Criminal: Why the Atrocities of Henry Kissinger Should be Mandatory Reading


So it was that last Friday night, Henry Kissinger spoke at Yale — to which he has donated an archive of personal documents, where he occasionally participates in a course with Cold War historian John Lewis Gaddis, and where he give an invite-only talk just a year ago. Last week’s “conversation” was moderated by Harvard Professor Niall Ferguson, who is also Henry Kissinger’s official biographer. As if to underscore the incestuous insider game on display, sitting in the third row was Paul Bremer, the “Administrator” of the Coalition Provisional Authority in Iraq, the man who de-Baathified the country, threw millions of people out of work, and helped destroy the Iraqi state, which spurred the insurgency, the Sunni-Shia civil war, and later the transmogrification of al Qaeda in Mesopotamia into the Islamic State. A record to proudly burnish in and around Yale University.

At least members of the Yale community would be allowed to ask questions of Mr. Kissinger, challenge him on his public record, and dispute the wrongheaded assessment of the US-Iran nuclear deal he penned in the The Wall Street Journal just days prior, right? Wrong. Ferguson was to screen all questions ahead of time, and the questions Mr. Kissinger received were the intellectual equivalent of underhand softballs. There was a discussion of “World Order,” Kissinger’s latest book, questions about Iran and the Middle East, ruminations on China. Every question Ferguson asked could have been competently answered by an undergraduate.
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So, in the interest of Lux et Veritas—“Light and Truth,” Yale’s official motto—a brief recapitulation of Kissinger’s record is in order:

1. Sabotaging U.S. Government Diplomacy

Five days before the 1968 election, President Lyndon B. Johnson ordered a bombing halt of North Vietnam to begin negotiating an end to the Vietnam War. Johnson needed to keep this decision a secret; any leak could jeopardize the peace he was seeking. Kissinger, who had been an adviser to the negotiators, called the Nixon campaign and said, “I’ve got some information. They’re breaking out the champagne in Paris.” In his own memoirs, Richard Nixon says that he had received advanced word of the negotiation “through a highly unusual channel.” Three days before the election, the South Vietnamese pulled out of the talks because a Nixon confidant named Anna Chennault informed them that they would get a better deal under a Republican administration. The number of Vietnamese and Americans killed because of Kissinger and Nixon’s sabotage of the Paris negotiations remain unaccounted.

2. Illegal War in Cambodia

Nixon-Kissinger expanded the Vietnam War to include carpet bombings of Laos and Cambodia. “It’s an order, it’s to be done. Anything that flies, on anything that moves. You got that?” is how Kissinger relayed his boss’s order. Nearly 3 million tons of bombs were dropped on Cambodia alone, more than the 2 million tons dropped during all of World War Two. Between 4,000 and 150,000 civilians were killed in carpet bombings codenamed 'Breakfast, Lunch, Snack, Dinner, Supper, and Dessert.' The unintended consequence of this illegal expansion of the Vietnam War was the rise of the Khmer Rouge in Cambodia, a genocidal cult that killed between 1.5 and 3 million people. Kissinger, in a conversation with the Thai Foreign Minister in 1975, said, “You should tell the Cambodians (i.e., Khmer Rouge) that we will be friends with them.” This was not 'realpolitik' but accessory to murder.
http://www.salon.com/2015/04/17/the_ivy_leagues_favorite_war_criminal_why_the_atrocities_of_henry_kissinger_should_be_mandatory_reading/?source=newsletter

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

Keiser Report (E746): Private Finance or Public Swindle?


In this episode of the Keiser Report, Max Keiser and Stacy Herbert discuss the public swindle that is the Private Finance Initiatives which have left the UK £222 billion deeper in debt In the second half, Max continues with his interview of Sandeep Jaitly about negative yielding bonds. They also discuss GOFO and gold.



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

Monday, 20 April 2015

The Anthrax Coverup Exposed — Paul Craig Roberts


Graeme MacQueen’s 2014 book, The 2001 Anthrax Deception: The Case for a Domestic Conspiracy, has been vindicated by the head of the FBI’s Anthrax Investigation.
 
Four and one-half months ago I posted a review of MacQueen’s book. http://www.paulcraigroberts.org/2014/12/02/2001-anthrax-deception-case-domestic-conspiracy/
The hired government apologists, the despicable presstitute media, and the usual gullible patriots greeted the book with screams of “conspiracy theory.” In fact, MacQueen’s book was a carefully researched project that established that there indeed was a conspiracy–a conspiracy inside the government.

MacQueen’s conclusion stands vindicated by Richard Lambert, the agent in charge of the FBI anthrax investigation who has turned whistleblower. http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2015/04/head-fbis-anthrax-investigation-calls-b-s.html
It was obvious to any person familiar with the techniques that governments use to erode liberty by destroying the protection given to citizens by law that the purpose of the anthrax letters, especially the letters to senators Patrick Leahy and Tom Daschle, was to raise the fear level in order to guarantee the passage of the tyrannical PATRIOT Act.
 
The PATRIOT Act was a decisive blow against American liberty. The act has served to negate the US Constitution in the 21st century and to endow the federal government with unaccountable and tyrannical powers.

In a court filing, Richard Lambert says that as the agent in charge of the investigation he was obstructed and impeded in his investigation for four years by the FBI’s Washington Field Office, by apathy and error from the FBI Laboratory, by erroneous legal decisions, and by politically motivated communication embargoes from FBI Headquarters.
 
As Lambert has filed a case in US District Court, it will be difficult for Washington to have him assassinated. However, Washington can still use its presstitutes against him.

Lambert says that there was far more exculpatory evidence in Bruce Ivins behalf than there was orchestrated circumstantial evidence against him. Ivins was Washington’s scapegoat after the orchestrated case against Steven Hatfill fell apart and Washington had to pay Hatfill $4.6 million for defamation. Lambert says the evidence was not sufficient for a court conviction of Ivins, who conveniently died or was murdered, and thus could be blamed without conviction.

Scientists have conclusively proven that the anthrax in the letters was advanced bio-weapons technology to which Ivins had no access.

Lambert’s accusations filed in federal court have the capability of exposing the entire
9/11 deception. It will be interesting to see if Washington can again prevail over law and truth and whether the American public will remain insouciant and content in their Matrix existence
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http://www.paulcraigroberts.org/2015/04/18/anthrax-coverup-exposed-paul-craig-roberts/

Remember the truth about 911 will stop the war on terror. All we have to do is share information, whilst being aware of disinformation, and things will change.

Related Info:

911 and War by Deception


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

US Will Eventually Bomb Iran as it Bombed Others - Foreign Policy Expert William Blum


Obama's time as leader of the US is coming to an end - his term concludes next year. Wannabe presidents have already joined the race to the White House. And as President Obama goes through the final year of his rule, Washington suddenly changes its tone – now Iran is an appropriate nation to talk to, and it's okay to meet with Cuban and Venezuelan leaders. But what is in that change? Has Washington finally dropped its previous policies? What does Obama want to achieve? And will the new, as yet unknown, leader of America make any difference? We pose these questions to prominent historian, author of bestsellers on US foreign policies, William Blum, who is on Sophie and Co today.



Blum is correct, that Washington seeks domination over countries that are not within their sphere, and that all US peace moves should be seen as Machiavellian maneuvers.

One additional point about the extremists 'that have been inadvertently unleashed' in the Middle East - these extremists have backing from nation states allied to the USA, like Turkey and Saudi Arabia. If the US withdraws from foreign interventionism, then we should see other states held to the same level, such that we would see the extremist's logistical and personnel lines drastically undermined.

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

Ukraine Crisis News. War in Ukraine, DPR, Kiev, USA, Yatsenuk, World War 17.04.2015


A large number of Kiev's gunmen were killed and about 300 wounded while attempting to break into areas near Donetsk airport and the village of Spartak; Ukraine’s military is continuing to attack Donetsk with artillery fire; Ukrainian Prime Minister ArseniyYatsenyuk stressed that Ukraine was a winner in World War II; The US Army's morale program has failed. Despite spending $287 million on a 6-year-long “optimism” program for soldiers, the results show that soldier morale is at an extreme low.



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

Latest ‘ISIS Camp in Mexico’ Story is Completely FAKE


Earlier this week on April 14th, a nameless ‘news story’ appeared on the “Corruption Chronicles Blog” section of the website Judicial Watch, which claimed “ISIS Camp a Few Miles from Texas, Mexican Authorities Confirm.” The website claims that ‘an ISIS base’ exists approximately 8 miles from the US-Texas border in an area known as ‘Anapra’ just west of Ciudad Juárez in the Mexican state of Chihuahua.

Judicial Watch
(IMAGE: Judicial Watch Blog)


Upon closer inspection, it’s clear that this story is fake.

The following day, even FOX News distanced itself from the story, reporting that US law enforcement agencies denied there was any truth to reports that ISIS militants had set up a training base in Mexico. El Paso-based local news affiliate ABC-7 also contacted multiple federal border agencies. They all said the same thing: the report is unverified, and there is no ISIS in Anapra, or Juarez.
http://21stcenturywire.com/2015/04/17/latest-isis-camp-in-mexico-story-is-completely-fake/

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

Whatreallyhappened.com: Need For Donations


"We are in need of financial support if we are to continue our work. We do not make a penny from the radio show. The WRH server, and Bambuser costs several hundred every month. And Claire and I have to live and pay our bills. It is no lie to say that without some serious funding, the radio show and even this website may not be able to continue much longer."
http://whatreallyhappened.com/blogs/mike-rivero/15/04/17/need-donations#axzz3XZYo0J8J

Click on the link and click on the Donate button. Whatreallyhappened.com is one of the best news resources on the web. I recommend taking the monthly donations option and contributing $5 per month. If one thousand people take this option then WRH.com will be covered. It's easily done.

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

Sunday, 19 April 2015

CrossTalk: Obama Doctrine


How should we describe Obama administration’s foreign policy – idealistic, pragmatic, neither, or merely erratic? On the one hand, Obama is reaching out to Cuba and Burma, but on the other he’s backing coups in Egypt and Ukraine. Is there such a thing as the Obama doctrine? CrossTalking with Ramzy Baroud, Stephen Schlesinger, and Brian Becker.



There is an Obama doctrine, and it is to follow the neocon objectives but by using humanitarian cover and covert proxy wars. The third guest is wrong to suggest that ISIS is an unintended consequence of US intervention. We know that the extremists in the Middle East, like ISIS, have State sponsorship, and that they serve western geopolitical goals- namely the destruction of sovereign States. Even former General Wesley Clark has said as much:

Wesley Clark to Fox News Bimbo: "We use radical Islamists for foreign policy objectives"


I have doubts that what we see of Obama's peace deal with Iran, and their disagreement with Israel, is anything more than theatre. Any US partnership with Iran to fight ISIS is a ploy to have Iranians killed by US proxy forces so that Iran is weakened and open to further acts of destabilisation - which is what we see with the intervention in Yemen. Note: The peace deal with Iran has not yet been ratified.

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

Unemployed Reporter Calls Truth Seekers "Cult Members"


Former RT host Liz Wahl testified about the big bad internet saying it provides a platform for fringe voices and extremists. The establishment can't stand that alternative media and their viewers are dominating online discussions and riling up massive amounts of zombie sheep.

Wahl gained notoriety last year for quitting Russian state media during a live broadcast. It was a totally inauthentic move that had been planned months in advance and was orchestrated with the help of neocon James Kerchick, a former employee of Radio Free Europe




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

How the Global Warming Scare Began


A great scientist named Roger Revelle had Al Gore in his class at Harvard and the Global Warming campaign was born. Revelle tried to calm things down years later, but Gore said Revelle was Senile and refused to debate. John Coleman documents the entire story and shows how our tax dollars are perpetuating the Global Warming alarmist campaign even though temperatures have not risen in years and years.



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

Two Suicides at the Capitol – Both Said “Tax The 1%”


Two years ago, a 57-yr old veteran killed himself, right before our eyes, at the capitol, wearing a sign that read “Tax the 1%.” Yet no one in the media blinked an eye. No one even asked who he was or why he killed himself.

Four days ago, a 22-yr old man killed himself, at the capitol, with the same sign attached to his hand. Yet nothing in the mainstream media. No one made the connection – no acknowledgement of this trend.

How many others must take their lives, at the altar of this grisly system, before Americans “get” the message that these men tried to send?
http://shareverything.com/2015/04/16/the-unknown-soldier-killing-ourselves-for-the-1/

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

Saturday, 18 April 2015

Political Pedophilia: An Open Source Investigation


As more and more information surfaces on both sides of the Atlantic about the pedophilia rings operating in the highest echelons of political, business and entertainment circles, even the establishment press is being forced to cover the story. But is the very same establishment that covered up these horrors for decades going to break the dam on this sensitive and paradigm-changing information? Of course not. Join us today on The Corbett Report as we explore how the alternative media can help shape the open source investigation into the practice of political pedophilia and expose the real perpetrators.



Another illustration showing that high level corruption can be kept secret for a long time. Hidden  corrupt networks are a danger to the general population because it means our leaders are open to blackmail (so they will vote for war, for corporate crony deals, and cover-up covert military/intelligence operations involving drug dealing or false flag terror etc).

We must be especially vigilant when it comes to our leaders because we know power often attracts those that covet it above all else (psychopaths), and understand that power also corrupts.

The highest offices in our lands MUST be our most transparent institutions - with complete access by the public to all official dealings after a very short period of time, with severe penalties for non-compliance. Our leaders must be paid little for their service, and be banned (along with their families) for taking up positions with companies they dealt with while in office. The less corrupt people in high office, the more chance of having proper investigations into criminal activity.

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

Ukraine Crisis News. Latest news of Ukraine, DPR, Buzyna, Kalashnikov, Klimkin, UE 16.04.2015


Ukraine’s armed forces are shelling volunteer battalions not controlled by Kiev on the outskirts of the city Dzerzhinsk. According to Donetsk People’s Republic intelligence, shelling of pro-Kiev volunteer units on the outskirts of Dzerzhinsk continues from positions occupied by units of the Ukrainian armed forces; A former Ukrainian MP and anti-Maidan activist, Oleg Kalashnikov, has been killed in Kiev; Another Russian humanitarian convoy has set off for eastern Ukraine.



Related Info:

Three Prominent Poroshenko Critics Killed in Kiev in Three Days

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

Paradise Stolen: The Myth of Terrorism


The Myth of Terrorism reveals the real reason for the war on terror.



The problem is we put too much trust in those in authority. We know that power attracts the corrupt, so we should never fully trust those in authority.

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

Canadian Terror Plot Exposed As RCMP Setup!


An undercover corporal became Nuttal's mentor. It wasn't just the material supplies of cash, cigarettes, groceries, cars, hotels, cell phones, logistical supplies and the inert bombs. The undercover cop was acting as a mentor to Nuttal. But more than that, Nuttal kept having reservations about the plan. The RCMP wanted him in Victoria for a recon mission, he wanted to visit family. They wanted him die for the cause, he said he had debts and couldn't do a true jihad. So the RCMP said they'd see about paying off what he owes...Nuttal didn't know his mentor was the RCMP the whole time, but it should have been clear to the undercover agent that he was sane enough not to kill himself. He kept coming up with barriers to a jihadist success and so the RCMP kept offering ways around those barriers.



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

Keiser Report (E745): First banksters' Problem is Fairness ft. Russell Brand


Max Keiser and Stacy Herbert discuss rackets and their suckers and what Charlie Brown might have to say about the latest banker outrage. In the second half, Max interviews comedian, author and activist Russell Brand about his new film, ‘The Emperor’s New Clothes’. They discuss crypto currency, revolution and the Queen’s head.



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

Friday, 17 April 2015

Will Washington Kill Us All? — Paul Craig Roberts


Did you know that Washington keeps 450 nuclear ICBMs on “hair-trigger alert”? Washington thinks that this makes us “safe.” The reasoning, if it can be called reason, is that by being able to launch in a few minutes, no one will try to attack the US with nuclear weapons. US missiles are able to get on their way before the enemy’s missiles can reach the US to destroy ours.

If this makes you feel safe, you need to read Eric Schlosser’s book, 'Command and Control'.
The trouble with hair-triggers is that they make mistaken, accidental, and unauthorized launch more likely. Schlosser provides a history of almost launches that would have brought armageddon to the world.

In Catalyst, a publication of the Union of Concerned Scientists, Elliott Negin tells the story of Soviet Lt. Col. Stanislav Petrov. Just after midnight in 1983 the Soviet Union’s early warning satellite system set off the alarm that 5 US ICBMs were headed for the Soviet Union.

Col. Petrov was supposed to inform the Soviet leader, who would have 8 to 10 minutes to decide whether to launch in retaliation. Who knows what he would have decided. Instead Col. Petrov used his judgment. There was no reason for the US to be attacking the Soviet Union. Moreover, Petrov reasoned that an American attack would involve hundreds of ICBMs, possibly thousands. He checked whether Soviet ground-based radar had detected incoming ICBMs, and it had not. Petrov decided it was a false alarm, and sat on it.
 
It turned out that the early warning system had mistaken a pattern of sunlight reflection on clouds as missiles. This was a close call, but Negin reports that “a failed computer chip, and an improperly installed circuit card are some of the culprits” that could initiate nuclear war. In other words, the sources of false alarms are numerous.

Fast forward to today. Imagine an American officer monitoring the US early warning system. This officer has been listening to 15 years of war propaganda accompanied by US invasions and bombings of 8 countries. Terrorist warnings and security alerts abound, as do calls from American and Israeli politicians for nuking Iran. The media has convinced him that Russia has invaded Ukraine and is on the verge of invading the Baltics and Poland. American troops and tanks have been rushed to the Russian border. There is talk of arming Ukraine. Putin is dangerous and is threatening nuclear war, running his strategic bombers close to our borders and holding nuclear drills. The American officer has just heard a Fox News general again call for “killing Russians.” The Republicans have convinced him that Obama is selling out America to Iran, with Senator Tom Cotton warning of nuclear war as a consequence. We will all be killed because there is a Muslim in the White House.

Why isn’t anyone standing up for America, the patriotic American officer wonders, just as the alarm goes off: Incoming ICBMs. Are they Russian or Iranian? Was Israel right after all? A hidden Iranian nuclear weapons program? Or has Putin decided that the US is in the way of his reconstruction of the Soviet Empire, which the American media affirms is Putin’s goal? There is no room for judgment in the American officer’s mind. It has been set on hair-trigger by the incessant propaganda that Americans call news. He passes on the warning.
http://www.paulcraigroberts.org/2015/04/15/will-washington-kill-us-paul-craig-roberts/

Even if there is a limited nuclear response from a false alarm (or false flag) millions are likely to die. The warmongers need to be taken out of the loop in Washington and the Western media.

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

New Tsarnaev Prosecution Exhibit Shows Backpack Different Color as One Tsarnaev Was Carrying


High quality image files from just-posted evidence exhibits in the Tsarnaev trial by the US Department of Justice show conclusively that the backpack carried by Dzhokhar Tsarnaev in a surveillance video, and the one said to contain the bomb which killed eight-year-old Richard Martin, do not remotely match in color. The US Department of Justice exhibits show that one is black and the other is white.

A full set of the exhibits shown in court was posted on April 6, 2015. On day 2 of the trial, a 2.7 megabyte image Exhibit 29, labeled “exh_29.pdf,” shows that the full frontal panel of the backpack near Richard Martin is black, which is how the prosecution initially described both backpacks used to carry the bombs. But in surveillance videos of the brothers on that day, the pack carried by Dzhokhar is white with black trim, including the frontal panel.
http://warisacrime.org/content/new-tsarnaev-prosecution-exhibit-shows-backpack-different-color-one-tsarnaev-was-carrying

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