Monday, 31 August 2015

The Refugees are the Victims of US-NATO Led Wars: The Migrants’ “Long March” across the Balkans to Western Europe


The crisis is totally out of control, and it’s direct blowback from the US and its allies’ regime change operations in Libya and Syria. Europe gains nothing whatsoever from this and is anxiously trying to mitigate the fallout while giving off the impression of partial compliance with its heavily promoted ‘values’, but conversely, Europe’s pain is the US’ gain. Washington is seeing to it that the continent’s most prominent countries (France and Germany, in particular) are caught up in a demographic nightmare, a time bomb of sorts that can be strategically activated at will in the event that these states ever decide to pursue policies independent of the US’ dictates.

They already had their own preexisting issues before this, but now they’re being exacerbated and creating clear tension between identity groups and political parties, opening new avenues for the US to exercise its stereotypical divide-and-rule policies when needed. To put it frankly, the US purposely created the conditions that sparked the refugee crisis, and it’s weaponizing the individuals that are fleeing from these theaters to use them as unwitting tools in a larger power play against Europe. In the course of events, the refugees (identified by the US as ‘strategic weapons/assets’) plow through the Balkans and simultaneously achieve one of Washington’s other goals, which is to destabilize Serbia and Macedonia. Everything that’s going on is basically the application of chaos theory in a geopolitical context.

Why do they opt for taking this route? Is it coincidental or something consciously chosen?

The US exercises certain degrees of situational influence to ‘guide’ the refugees along this route, just as it’s capable of corralling ISIL in the direction of its shared strategic objectives in Syria, for example. To accomplish this task, its intelligence agencies exert influence on the covert network of human traffickers facilitating these migrant flows, getting them to believe that the Macedonia-Serbia-Hungary route is the fastest and safest one for their ‘clients’. From the viewpoint of the migrants and traffickers, this satisfies the criteria they’re looking for – speed and relative safety (as in not getting caught) – while for the US, it accomplishes the destabilization of these two geostrategic countries with little to no cost involved on its part. Everything is taken care of through proxy, and the US only has to create the conditions needed and give the guiding push in order for the chaotic processes it’s unleashed to autonomously upset the given order on their own.

Why is our southern neighbor Greece organizing buses and sending the refugees to our borders? Shouldn’t they be sending them back to where they came from?

At first, it appeared as though the Greek government was completely overwhelmed with the crisis and powerless to act in containing it (also purposely being deprived of help from its EU and NATO ‘allies’ as part of a ‘bargaining mechanism’ to pressure the Tsipras government into submitting to the debt deal), but now it’s clear that some of the Greeks are actively aiding and abetting this process. What really stands out as evidence of this is the Greek government’s plan to ship the refugees from Kos island to the northern Greek mainland, thereby putting them within easy reach of the Macedonian border. Why not send them closer to the Albanian or Bulgarian borders, why the Macedonian one? Could it be that certain figures in Greece have a deep-seated vendetta against Macedonia and her people and are seeking to use this crisis to punish the country? Could it also be that these very same government figures might have been given orders by the EU and NATO to do these functions as part of a shadow deal agreed to in exchange for EU bailout funds? No matter what the reason is, it’s become evident that some figures in the Greek government are complicit in the weaponization of Mideast refugees against Macedonia.

Why doesn’t NATO or anyone else help the refugees? It’s clear that these people see Europe as a dreamland, but why is that, anyhow? And why are they going through Orthodox countries on their way to the Schengen Zone, why not through Albania-Bosnia-Croatia-Slovenia? They’re part of Europe, after all, but could it be that NATO is looking after its interests in these countries and directing the migrants elsewhere?

Macedonia has been singled out for a couple reasons, but they all go back to the regime change that was plotted against the country and attempted by Zoran Zaev (who was acting on behalf of his American patrons). There is no intrinsic characteristic that makes Macedonia more ‘attractive’ to traversing migrants than Albania or Bulgaria, for example, and the same north-south transport routes that some analysts say are responsible for this are also present in both of those countries. What’s more, why don’t’ the migrants just use mainland Greece as a stepping stone for final boat ride to Italy? The reason the US and its intelligence agencies don’t promote these routes is because they specifically have certain strategic objectives that they fulfill by guiding the migrants through Macedonia and Serbia. They scare the traffickers into thinking that they’d be busted if they go through Albania, Bulgaria, or across the Ionian Sea, which is how they manipulate them into overwhelming choosing the Macedonia-Serbia route. The US is well aware of the destabilization that follows in the wake of tens of thousands of refugees flooding across the borders of these relatively small states, which is why it does everything it can to avoid having this happen to its Albania and Bulgarian allies, but intentionally guides these illegal migrant flows into Macedonia and Serbia.

Why don’t the migrants go to Saudi Arabia, Qatar, and similar countries in the region? These states share the same religion as most of the migrants and are also among the richest in the world.

Saudi Arabia and Qatar only want migrants that can work menial jobs and be controlled, which is why they instead prefer South Asians from India and Pakistan. Destitute Syrians and Libyans would be a burden to their national budgets, which both absolute monarchies prefer to keep exclusively for the benefit of their actual citizens. Also, the migrants are fleeing sectarian warfare and terrorist groups, and those two countries are the largest state sponsors of terrorism in the world, with their ideologies being directly to blame for the wars in Libya and Syria. It’s for these reasons why those refugees don’t go to either state, and plus, they know that even in the unlikely event that they decided to do so, they’d be immediately kicked out, jailed, or possibly even killed by the security forces (which is even more likely if they are of a non-Sunni sect).
http://www.globalresearch.ca/the-refugees-are-the-victims-of-us-nato-led-wars-the-migrants-long-march-across-the-balkans-to-western-europe/5472601

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

Pentagon Not Targeting Islamic State Training Camps


The Pentagon has not conducted airstrikes against an estimated 60 Islamic State (IS) training camps that are supplying thousands of fighters each month to the terror group, according to defense and intelligence officials.

The camps are spread throughout Islamic State-controlled areas of Iraq and Syria and are off limits in the U.S.-led international bombing campaign because of concerns about collateral damage, said officials familiar with planning and execution of the yearlong bombing campaign.

Additionally, the IS (also known as ISIS or ISIL) camps have been so successful that Islamic State leaders are considering expanding the camps to Libya and Yemen. Both states have become largely ungoverned areas in recent years.
The failure to target the training camps with U.S. and allied airstrikes is raising questions among some defense and intelligence officials about the commitment of President Obama and his senior aides to the current anti-IS strategy of degrading and ultimately destroying the terror group.

“If we know the location of these camps, and the president wants to destroy ISIS, why are the camps still functioning?” one official critical of the policy asked.

The camps are regarded by U.S. intelligence analysts as a key element in the terror group’s successes in holding and taking new territory. The main benefit of the training camps is that they are providing a continuous supply of new fighters.
http://freebeacon.com/national-security/pentagon-not-targeting-islamic-state-training-camps/

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

NEW STUDY OF JFK AUTOPSY REVEALS FALISIFICATION OF X-RAY


The mystery deepened in 2015 with the work of Dr. David Mantik, a California physician, who along with Dr. Cyril Wecht, a former president of the American Academy of Forensic Science, had studied the JFK X-rays and other material for nine days at the National Archives. “Hundreds of optical density measurements were made from the (supposed) original skull X-rays, with a specific focus on the 6.5 mm object that lies within JFK’s right orbit on the AP skull X-ray,” said Dr. Mantik.

After careful study, Dr. Mantik saw the fragment was strangely transparent. He realized this artifact had been added to the JFK X-ray in the darkroom. He explained it was accomplished by means of a double exposure of a 6.5 mm aperture, such as a 6.5 mm hole in a piece of cardboard.

“[T]he first step was to imprint the image from the original X-ray onto a duplicate film (via a light box in the dark room). The second step was another exposure that imprinted the 6.5 mm image onto the duplicate film (i.e., superimposing it over the image of the original X-ray). This duplicate film was then developed to yield the image [as it appears in the X-ray]. This process inevitably produces a phantom effect, whereby objects (e.g., bullet fragments in this case) on the original film are seen separately [emphasis in the original]from the superimposed 6.5 mm image. On JFK’s AP skull X-ray, the original metal fragment (that lay at the back of the skull) can be seen separately through the 6.5 mm image.”

Dr. Mantik added that the double exposure was so unprofessional it produced a significant overexposure of the 6.5 mm image. He even found one tiny particle of bullet metal inside the 6.5 mm object, indicating the use of a well-known Hollywood technique using photographic double exposure.

Using studies of optical density, which differentiates the lightness or darkness of specific points on X-ray film, Dr. Mantik was able to determine that some time before the 1968 Clark Panel, someone in a darkroom had superimposed the fake bullet fragment onto Kennedy’s X-ray.

Following his extensive study of this issue, Dr. Mantik concluded, “This mysterious 6.5 mm image was (secretly) added to the original X- ray via a second exposure. The alteration of the AP X-ray was likely completed shortly after the autopsy. Its proximate purpose was to implicate Lee Harvey Oswald and his supposed 6.5 mm Mannlicher-Carcano carbine, to the exclusion of any other suspect, and thereby to rule out a possible conspiracy.”

Dr.Mantik said while the purpose of the X-ray alteration could only have been to “implicate the 6.5 mm Mannlicher-Carcano carbine (supposedly owned by Oswald) in the assassination. Its ultimate purpose, however, awaits resolution by professional historians, who have been remarkably reticent about accepting responsibility for their task.”
http://investmentwatchblog.com/jfk-autopsy-bullet-fragment-x-ray-was-faked-denounced-as-physically-impossible-new-forensic-analysis-uncovers-decades-of-false-evidence-used-to-frame-lee-harvey-oswald/

Of note is the fact that the original X-ray image of a bullet fragment can be seen through the superimposed 6.5mm fake.

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

The Zapruder Film Mystery


While serving as chief analyst of military records at the Assassination Records Review Board in 1997, Douglas Horne discovered that the Zapruder Film was examined by the CIA's National Photographic Interpretation Center two days after the assassination of President Kennedy.

In this film, Horne interviews legendary NPIC photo interpreter Dino Brugioni, who speaks for the first time about another NPIC examination of the film the day after the assassination. Brugioni didn't know about the second examination and believes the Zapruder Film in the archives today is not the film he saw the day after the assassination.



Related Info:

JFK's revenge part 1- the Zapruder film was altered


The Muchmore film suggests frames were removed from the Zapruder film 


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

Deal With the Devil: How the Global Elite Re-Colonized China


The "Chinese dragon" of the last two decades may be faltering but it is still hailed by many as an economic miracle. Far from a great advance for Chinese workers, however, it is the direct result of a consolidation of power in the hands of a small clique of powerful families, families that have actively collaborated with Western financial oligarchs.



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

Long Exposure to Tiny Amounts of Monsanto’s Roundup May Damage Liver, Kidneys – Study


Long-term intake of the Monsanto’s most popular Roundup herbicide, even in very small amounts lower than permissible in US water, may lead to kidney and liver damage, a new study claims.
The research, conducted by an international group of scientists from the UK, Italy and France, studied the effects of prolonged exposure to small amounts of the Roundup herbicide and one of its main components – glyphosate.

In their study, published in Environmental Health on August 25, the scientists particularly focused on the influence of Monsanto’s Roundup on gene expression in the kidneys and liver.

In the new two-year study, which extended the findings from one conducted in 2012, the team added tiny amounts of Roundup to water that was given to rats in doses much smaller than allowed in US drinking water.

Scientists say that some of the rats experienced “25 percent body weight loss, presence of tumors over 25 percent bodyweight, hemorrhagic bleeding, or prostration.”
http://www.rt.com/usa/313806-monsanto-roundup-kidney-damage/

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

Sunday, 30 August 2015

Benghazi Attack Could Have Been Prevented if US Hadn't 'Switched Sides in the War on Terror' and Allowed $500 MILLION of Weapons to Reach al-Qaeda Militants, Reveals Damning Report


The Citizens Commission on Benghazi, a self-selected group of former top military officers, CIA insiders and think-tankers, declared Tuesday in Washington that a seven-month review of the deadly 2012 terrorist attack has determined that it could have been prevented – if the U.S. hadn't been helping to arm al-Qaeda militias throughout Libya a year earlier.

'The United States switched sides in the war on terror with what we did in Libya, knowingly facilitating the provision of weapons to known al-Qaeda militias and figures,' Clare Lopez, a member of the commission and a former CIA officer, told MailOnline.

She blamed the Obama administration for tacitly approving the diversion of half of a $1 billion Qatari arms shipment to al-Qaeda-linked militants.
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2610598/Group-US-switched-sides-War-Terror-facilitating-500-MILLION-weapons-deliveries-Libyan-al-Qaeda-militias-leading-Benghazi-attack.html

More evidence to show that the US was supporting extremists to serve their geopolitical goals. The war on terror is cover for nation destroying activity.

Related Info:

The Covert Origins of ISIS (Covers Al Qaeda in Libya)


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

“Responsibility to Destroy” (R2D): Total War in Yemen, Humanitarian Catastrophe, Ignored by Western Media


After NATO’s attempt to invoke the “responsibility to protect” (R2P) as justification for the destruction of Libya, it became clear that NATO was merely hiding behind the principles of humanitarian concern, not upholding them. And while it may be difficult to believe, there are still those across the Western media and policy think-tanks attempting to use R2P to justify further military aggression against nations like Syria.

However, R2P is conveniently absent amid what little talk of Yemen that does take place in the Western media. US-backed blockades and months of aerial bombardments have tipped Yemen toward a humanitarian catastrophe. Not only does both the UN and the West fail to demand an end to the bombings and blockades, the West has continued to underwrite Saudi Arabia and the UAE’s military adventure in Yemen.

The carnage and injustice visited upon Yemen serves as yet another stark example of how the West and its institutions, including the United Nations, are the greatest dangers to global peace and stability, using the pretext of defending such ideals as a means to instead undo them.
http://www.globalresearch.ca/responsibility-to-destroy-r2d-total-war-in-yemen-humanitarian-catastrophe-ignored-by-western-media/5472191

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

Reality Check: Is There A Link Between Mass Shootings and Anti-Depressants?


In light of the Virginia TV shootings, Ben Swann takes a look at the link between 26 mass shooters and anti-depressant/mood altering drugs.



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

Keiser Report (E802): BP Settlements & Uber’s Profit


In this special episode of the Keiser Report from the Gulf Coast of Florida, Max Keiser and Stacy Herbert discuss BP settlements, fracking abandonments and Uber’s balance sheet. In the second half, Max interviews ‘America’s Lawyer’ Mike Papantonio about Loretta Lynch, Eric Holder and the failure of the left and progressive wing in America.



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

Saturday, 29 August 2015

Sibel Edmonds: ISIS is US




US forces directly aided extremists in Syria, and this continues, via proxy, today. Edmonds also mentions that Al Qaeda was connected to the US State and that there will be a military coup in Turkey if their weak economy collapses. Listen to the first 4 minutes and go from there. Essential material. The events in this region are one of the causes of the refugee crisis in Europe.

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

US Intelligence Confirms US “Deliberately Helping ISIS”: “Bomb the Kurds Not ISIS” (RECAP)


Former Defense Intelligence Agency head Gen. Michael Flynn is not backing down from his claims that elements of the US government were aware of and supported the rise of jihadists in Syria as a means by which to overthrow its president, Bashar Assad.
As the US moves ever closer to a full-out invasion of Syria the lack of media interest in Flynn’s story is reminiscent of the one-sided (pro-war) coverage of the run up to the 2003 Iraq War.



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

The Trump/Sanders Phenomena


As outlandish as Donald Trump is as a presidential candidate, it’s pretty obvious why he’s topping the polls of Republican voters: he’s tipping over the carts of “politics as usual” that Americans understandably hate. In a much more responsible way, Bernie Sanders is doing the same with Democratic voters though he’s still trailing Hillary Clinton in most polls.

One of the strongest arguments for Trump and Sanders is that they have refused to prostitute themselves in the scramble for million-dollar donations, a core corruption of the U.S. political process. Trump, a real estate mogul and reality-TV star, boasts about how he rejects big-money donors because he can finance his own campaign.

Sanders relies heavily on small donations and turned down an offer to create a “super PAC” that could have raised millions of dollars from wealthy supporters. Sanders’s campaign says its average donation is $31.30 as Sanders has tapped broad support among progressives in raising $15.2 million as of July, an impressive sum but still “far behind Mrs. Clinton’s fund-raising juggernaut,” the New York Times reported.

Neither Trump nor Sanders has competed in what many political analysts consider the key initial test for any “serious” candidate – the “silent primary” of lining up super-rich Americans who pour millions of dollars into campaign war chests so candidates can hire high-priced consultants and finance negative TV ads to tear down opponents. That process has made candidates from both parties dependent on special interests.

Ironically, for a nation that denounces Iran, Cuba and other countries for having special panels of religious elders or party leaders who approve rosters of acceptable candidates, the United States now has a political system that requires most candidates to parade themselves before billionaires who then select the finalists much like the judges do at one of Trump’s beauty pageants.

Trump is not wrong when he bluntly describes how this process works, noting that the wealthy donors are sure to show up after the election with their hands out for favors if their hand-picked candidate wins. The presidency and pretty much every elected office in the United States are up for sale.

Americans across the political spectrum are rightly disgusted by this corrupt system and thus Trump stands out as someone whose personal wealth and almost comedic self-confidence make him harder to buy than, say, Jeb Bush, Scott Walker or almost any of the other Republican candidates. For different reasons, democratic socialist Bernie Sanders does too.
https://consortiumnews.com/2015/08/26/the-trumpsanders-phenomena/

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

"The Banksters Did It": The Central Banks Have Engineered This Financial Collapse


Good news, everybody! The markets are rebounding! Yes, we just a hit a minor bump in the road there, but don’t worry, everything is back to normal now. Let’s forget about the tail end of last week and this week’s Black Monday, shall we? Pay no mind to the uncomfortable low lights of the global stock rout:
Nope, nothing to see here. And now that this dead cat bounce is underway, surely there will be no more commodity deflation or global economic slowdown or worldwide currency war orhistorically unprecedented bond bubbles to worry about, right?

OK, enough sarcasm. Readers of this column will know by now that the phony baloney stock markets, manipulated as they are from top to bottom and juiced as they are on the Fed’s QE heroin, are no longer reflective of economic reality. The only question is how far this particular dead cat market will bounce, and whether it will be helped along with more heroin from the Fed.
http://www.globalresearch.ca/the-banksters-did-it-the-central-banks-have-engineered-this-financial-collapse/5471914

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

Richard Dolan: UFOs and 9/11 (Understanding the Two Greatest Conspiracy Theories of our Time)




Related:

#Declassify ACTION ALERT: Sign White House Petition for Release of 28 Pages

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

Friday, 28 August 2015

Saudi Arabia Beheads Nearly Twice As Many People As ISIS So Far This Year


In January, a Muslim woman from Myanmar screamed “I did not kill” and pled with her attackers for mercy, but they showed none. In the center of an intersection, she was publicly beheaded in front of spectators, her death caught covertly on video.

It’s the kind of horrifying tableau that has become almost commonplace in Western media, as it plays out each time ISIS claims its latest victims. But this woman, Laila Bint Abdul Muttalib Basim, wasn’t a victim of ISIS, but one of 110 prisoners executed by Saudi Arabia so far this year. In fact, this U.S. ally has beheaded almost twice as many prisoners as ISIS in 2015 and may be on pace to achieve a record-breaking number of executions.

Iran’s PressTV reported on Basim’s death along with several others, both foreigners and Saudi nationals, in July:

“Basim then screamed as a sword-wielding man struck her neck. Second and third blows completed the beheading and authorities swiftly removed her body from the road.”
http://www.mintpressnews.com/saudi-arabia-beheads-nearly-twice-as-many-people-as-isis-so-far-this-year/208894/

The Saudi leadership has little regard for human life and is only interested in protecting and extending their power base. They are direct supporters of extremist groups in Iraq and Syria. They need to be held to account:

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


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

What I Think Happened in Benghazi - Mike Rivero


So here is what I think was going on, over and above erasing the records of gun-running. Since there had to be a "Terror attack" to destroy the evidence of treason, why not also use the attack to boost Obama's re-election campaign?

"He has to find some way between now and November of demonstrating that he is a leader who can command confidence and, short of a 9/11 event or an Oklahoma City bombing, I can't think of how he could do that." -- Robert Shapiro, former Clinton official and Obama supporter quoted by Financial Times in July 2010

Polls in September 2012 showed the Presidential race neck and neck. Many media outlets were openly predicting a Romney victory. Obama had failed to garner public approval over the killing of a man claimed (but never proven) to be Osama bin Laden, mostly because of the manner in which the body was disposed of and the obvious faked photos leaked onto the internet.

Obama needed a publicity stunt.

A small team of "Al Qaeda" terrorists, or someone playing at being Al Qaeda terrorists, were supposed to enter the Consulate and take the Ambassador and his staff hostage. Obama would let the drama build for a few days, allowing the media to hype the story, then send in the SEAL teams to "rescue" the hostages, then campaign on how he did not let the situation turn into a repeat of the Iranian hostage crisis, which would have dovetailed with the Iran bashing (and Argo).

But the best laid plans of mice and men (and Candidates) gang aft agley, as they say. We know that the CIA operatives at the annex could hear the gunfire from the Consulate. Looking at the consulate through Google Earth, one sees heavily populated residential areas less than half a mile to the east and southwest, who no doubt heard the gunfire coming from the consulate as well. Given how quickly sympathetic protests erupted across the Middle East during this incident, it is clear that the region is an anti-American powder keg awaiting a spark, which Obama inadvertently provided with his staged terror attack.

The initial "Al Qaeda" (or reasonable facsimile thereof) was a small group, but were quickly joined by Libyans pouring in from adjoining neighborhoods. What was a planned and rehearsed operation to "kidnap" the Ambassador triggered a spontaneous riot with at least 200 participants on the ground, and spun out of control, leading to the deaths of the Ambassador and others.

Obama's carefully prepped operation to make himself look like a hero instantly turned into an epic fail.

Then the "cleanup" began, first with the assassination of one of the main "terrorists" in Cairo on October 25th, an explosion at the Benghazi Police Station on November 4th, and the assassination of the Benghazi police chief on November 20th. Facebook even went as far as to censor the Navy SEALs to prevent anyone there on the ground from speaking out to the net. And the man who made the YouTube trailer for the non-existent film on which the riots were blamed was sent to prison!

This seems the simplest explanation that fits all the available facts.
http://whatreallyhappened.com/WRHARTICLES/benghazi.php#axzz3jjKxZJmC

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

Is The Anarchist Cookbook A Psyop? - Questions For Corbett


In this month's edition of Questions For Corbett, James tackles your queries on everything from the Canadian constiution to EMP protection, negative interest rates and the history of the Anarchist Cookbook. He also asks for your input on the Iranian oil bourse and the legalization of weed.




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

Record Fukushima Radiation on California Beaches




The clip also mentions the yellowstone super volcano.

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

Keiser Report (E801): Fraud in Miami


In this special episode of the Keiser Report from Miami, Max Keiser and Stacy Herbert ask Reggie Middleton whether Miami really is the fraud capital of America. In the second half, Max continues his interview of Steve Dibert of MFI-Miami.com about mojitos, fraud arbitrage and whatever happened to Mers.



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

Thursday, 27 August 2015

Crisis News Ukraine, Yemen, Korea 25.08.2015


Several thousand people in Donetsk are demonstrating against Kiev’s policy on Monday. Residents organized a flash mob in the center of the DPR capital. Demonstrators unfurled flags of the public organization "Young Republic", DPR flags and posters saying "Poroshenko is a murderer" and "Poroshenko is a fool in US’ circus". At the same time, a unity march devoted to Ukraine Independence Day is underway in Kiev. Around 2,500 servicemen are taking part in the march.

Russia’s Emergencies Ministry has started preparing the 37th humanitarian aid convoy for Donbas that will deliver textbooks for the new school year in Donbass region. The humanitarian aid convoy will consist of more than 40 trucks that carry around 700 tons of aid.

The commander of the Saudi eighteenth army brigade, Major General Abdul Rahman bin Saad al-Shahrani, was killed in an attack by Yemeni forces while inspecting military deployments along the kingdom’s southern border regions, Saudi Arabian armed forces announced in a statement released by the official Saudi Press Agency on Sunday. Earlier in the day, Yemeni troops took control of two Saudi army bases in the border region of Jizan ...



Since this clip came out the Koreans have deescalated the situation on the penisula. The video also mentions the recent financial-market meltdown and that China may be blamed for weakeness in the US.

Related News:

Military Report of Novorossia 25.08.2015


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

‘US Withholding Chilcot Inquiry Docs As They May Discourage Future Wars US is Interested in’


Washington’s refusal to declassify documents that could inform the UK probe into the 2003 invasion of Iraq is a major scandal in London. Yet the State Department spokesman says he has never heard of the Chilcot Inquiry. RT talks to American author and activist David Swanson. He thinks information is being deliberately withheld.



The issue that Swanson raises is that the war was knowingly illegal and they want to keep further proof of this hidden. We already know, from documents such as the Downing Street Memos, that the war was launched on lies - the manipulated and outright fabricated intelligence points concerning WMDs.

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

Bombing ISIS is Like Making Attacks on the Ho Chi Minh Trail During the Vietnam War: The Extremists are Supported by Outside Backers that Funnel Supplies Through Turkey - A Letter to Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop


Dear Foreign Minister Bishop,

The following is a notice I have put out on social media. It deals with the difficulty of stopping an enemy without addressing their logistical supply lines - drawing attention to the fact that the conflict in Syria is, in reality, a proxy war. Those participating in backing the extremists, heads of Nation States or military/Intelligence people, are war criminals:

Bombing ISIS is like making attacks on the Ho Chi Minh trial during the Vietnam War. The problem is that the extremists have outside backers that funnel personnel and supplies through Turkey and that these backers are Nation States. General Wesley Clarke explained the problem in an interview on Fox News, stating that 'we' use extremists for foreign policy objectives:



In the following German News clip you can see trucks crossing the Turkish border going directly to ISIS occupied areas in Syria. Foreign fighters also freely cross the frontier with no Turkish military forces in sight:



Furthermore there is a declassified Defence Intelligence Agency document that states "The West, Gulf Countries, and Turkey" are supporting 'Salafist, Muslim Brotherhood, and Al Qaeda in Iraq', in the Syrian war:



The central problem is that we are witness to a western-backed proxy conflict that is intended to remove the Government of Syria.

To stop the war the countries backing the extremists must end their quasi-covert support. The border with Turkey must be closed, and the secular Government in Syria must be backed (the one that propaganda says is intentionally targeting civilians - as much as the US would during their air strikes).

It was illegal from the get go to sponsor proxy forces in Syria - forces that were never truly moderate or secular. And because the real target in Syria is the secular Government, expect mission creep to occur where we will see a switch from bombing ISIS to bombing of the Syria Army - much like the Turks recently bombed the Kurds, who were effectively fighting ISIS, while claiming they were also going after ISIS. Presently the Israelis are attacking Syrian Army positions in the Golan after 'stray rounds', likely fired by extremists, crossed their border. The target of these surrounding states is the Syrian State, not ISIS. That is the root of the problem we face, whilst we play games bombing the extremists in a (thus far) ineffective fashion.

War crimes investigations based on the declassified DIA documents are in order.
______________________________

Ms Bishop, you should be aware that ex-UK Prime Minister Tony Blair is currently being targeted as a war criminal for his involvement in the Iraq War. Similarly George W Bush, and others in his administration, are also targets of prosecution for their illegal invasion of Iraq (based on deliberately orchestrated WMD lies).

To stop ISIS, western backing of the extremists (that includes allies Turkey and Saudi Arabia) must end.  

Here is some related video material that further explains the situation in Syria:

1. Respected journalist Robert Fisk, interviewed on Australian TV, says that the FSA (moderate rebels) are a myth and that he was free to travel around Syria to report on the war (contrary to the  propaganda demonising the Syrian Government). He implies that support for the Syrian Army is necessary to defeat the extremists:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mIyg7xaLGTY

2. In the following clip FBI whistleblower Sibel Edmonds, just back from Turkey, reports on the immediate situation concerning the Syrian-Turkish Border. She confirms that ISIS is a puppet of western intelligence, and that they are directly aided by Nation States:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VBsOaako7yc

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

Final Episode Of The Trews - Goodbye, Good Luck: Russell Brand The Trews (E366)


I’m disappearing for a while. Thank you to everyone who's watched and spread the Trews. I know that real change is coming. Russell X



A good summary of the issues raised by Brand over the series. He's taking time out to do research, and will likely be back in the near future.

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

Global Crash: What They're NOT Telling You


With the global economic meltdown already in full swing, the months of September and October 2015 could be looked back on in years to come as the most tumultuous in generations. Here's what they're NOT telling you about how this came about.



The recent gains in the financial markets were due to quantitative easing (pumping money into stocks and assets) and low, speculative inducing interest rates, and had nothing to do with real overall economic improvements.

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

Wednesday, 26 August 2015

CrossTalk: NATO’s Bluff?


Is NATO sleepwalking into a conflict with Russia? Well, it certainly looks like it. Ever since the western-backed forced regime change in Kiev last year, the Pentagon and the State Department have been itching for a confrontation with Russia. This still may happen, but the results could be catastrophic. CrossTalking with Joe Lauria, Stephen Zunes, and Richard Weitz.



A good point raised was that western audiences do not hear the informed voices of the people targeted by US foreign policy, but only the talking points offered by the establishment pundits. Deconstructing these issues is important because it helps stop conflict.  

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

Why Are We Ignoring the War on Yemen?


Not only has the United States blessed the brutal Saudi air war on Yemen, it has taken an active role in it. Recently “the Pentagon more than doubled the number of American advisors to provide enhanced intelligence for airstrikes,” the Los Angeles Times reported. This has directly contributed to a surge in airstrikes and subsequent civilian casualties. The L.A. Times rightly pointed out that Yemen’s plight has been “vastly overshadowed” by the U.S. war on Islamic State.

In a nutshell, when Yemenis toppled their longtime former president, Ali Abdullah Saleh, in the wake of Arab Spring revolutions such as those in Egypt and Tunisia in 2011, they ended up with Vice President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi as their new leader. But Hadi was pushed out by a Shiite rebel group known as the Houthis, even as a low-level U.S. drone war continued against al-Qaida. Fearing Iranian aid to the Houthis along its southern border, Saudi Arabia punished Yemen with an aggressive air war actively sponsored by the Obama administration.

Adding to the air war, a new, aggressive, ground-based effort began in earnest in early August. The United Arab Emirates, a small but extremely wealthy country, has deployed a major contingent of troops on the ground in Yemen. Like Saudi Arabia, the UAE is a major U.S. ally and a loyal customer of American military weaponry. A recent analysis found that U.S. arms sales to the Middle East exploded under President Obama, peaking at more than $40 billion in 2012, compared with just over $10 billion under George W. Bush. The $60.7 billion worth of weapons during Obama’s tenure went mostly to Saudi Arabia (67 percent) and the UAE (21 percent), the two main aggressors in Yemen.

Among those weapons were cluster munitions, which Saudi Arabia has allegedly deployed against Yemen’s civilians. Cluster bombs are widely banned by most of the world, except for a handful of countries—including the U.S. and Saudi Arabia. They are condemned specifically for indiscriminately affecting civilian populations. But, as so many humanitarian groups are pointing out, the well-being of ordinary Yemenis seems to be a low priority for the warmongers.

Although Saudi Arabia cites its fear of Iranian influence as impetus for the war (couched in rhetoric about restoring Hadi’s rule), there is little evidence that Iran is actually helping the Houthis. Certainly the Iranian regime has sent aid shipments to Yemen, many of which have been thwarted by Saudi Arabia despite the desperate need. But there is no evidence of military or logistical Iranian support.
Bizarrely, even Obama has asserted that Iran has not boosted the Houthi rebellion. On the contrary, he claimed Iran tried to discourage the Houthis, telling the press, “There were moments where Iran was actually urging potential restraint.” Obama has had to portray Iran as a “rational” actor in his administration’s recently brokered nuclear agreement with the Islamic Shiite regime. So why has he remained silent on Saudi bloodshed in Yemen, and worse, actively participated by providing advice and weapons?

The answer may lie in the fact that the U.S. has long waged its own one-sided drone war in Yemen and shamelessly continues to do so even as the country is falling apart. On Aug. 12, the latest drone strike in the eastern part of the country reportedly resulted in the extrajudicial assassinations of five suspected members of al-Qaida. The drone wars have gone hand in hand with greater terrorist threats rather than fewer, evident in al-Qaida’s Yemen chapter recently calling for more anti-U.S. attacks.

The richest and most powerful country in the world—the United States—is aiding the richest and most powerful countries in the Middle East—Saudi Arabia and the UAE—in bludgeoning the poorest in the region and one of the least powerful countries in the world: Yemen. What is remarkable about the Obama administration’s silence on Yemen’s civilian suffering is that it is mirrored by everyone else’s muteness. Neither right- nor left-wing forces in the United States have taken much interest in the carnage and starvation there.

International human rights groups like UNICEF, Human Rights Watch, Amnesty International, International Committee of the Red Cross, Doctors Without Borders and Save the Children are united in their denunciation of the catastrophic war in Yemen. The rest of the world would do well to heed the call for an immediate end to the atrocities.
http://wakeupfromyourslumber.com/why-are-we-ignoring-the-war-on-yemen/

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

The West Overthrew Iranian Democracy 62 Years Ago


62 years ago today, 19 August, the US and UK overthrew the democratically elected government of Iran. The parliament under Prime Minister Mosaddegh voted to nationalize Iran's oil, so the capitalist West violently reinstated the monarchy, on behalf of the Anglo-Iranian Oil Company (present-day BP).

Yet the capitalist West did not overthrew the elected Iranian government simply because it feared democracy. The primary reason the CIA and MI6 orchestrated the coup was to ensure that Western corporations can maintain access to Iran's enormous oil reserves.
http://bennorton.com/the-west-overthrew-iranian-democracy-62-years-ago/

This event was know as Operation Ajax and is officially acknowledged by the CIA as one of their 'successes'.

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

Central Banks Have Become A Corrupting Force — Paul Craig Roberts and Dave Kranzler


Are we witnessing the corruption of central banks? Are we observing the money-creating powers of central banks being used to drive up prices in the stock market for the benefit of the mega-rich?

These questions came to mind when we learned that the central bank of Switzerland, the Swiss National Bank, purchased 3,300,000 shares of Apple stock in the first quarter of this year, adding 500,000 shares in the second quarter. Smart money would have been selling, not buying.

It turns out that the Swiss central bank, in addition to its Apple stock, holds very large equity positions, ranging from $250,000,000 to $637,000,000, in numerous US corporations — Exxon Mobil, Microsoft, Google, Johnson & Johnson, General Electric, Procter & Gamble, Verizon, AT&T, Pfizer, Chevron, Merck, Facebook, Pepsico, Coca Cola, Disney, Valeant, IBM, Gilead, Amazon.
Among this list of the Swiss central bank’s holdings are stocks which are responsible for more than 100% of the year-to-date rise in the S&P 500 prior to the latest sell-off.

What is going on here?

The purpose of central banks was to serve as a “lender of last resort” to commercial banks faced with a run on the bank by depositors demanding cash withdrawals of their deposits.

Banks would call in loans in an effort to raise cash to pay off depositors. Businesses would fail, and the banks would fail from their inability to pay depositors their money on demand.

As time passed, this rationale for a central bank was made redundant by government deposit insurance for bank depositors, and central banks found additional functions for their existence. The Federal Reserve, for example, under the Humphrey-Hawkins Act, is responsible for maintaining full employment and low inflation. By the time this legislation was passed, the worsening “Phillips Curve tradeoffs” between inflation and employment had made the goals inconsistent. The result was the introduction by the Reagan administration of the supply-side economic policy that cured the simultaneously rising inflation and unemployment.

Neither the Federal Reserve’s charter nor the Humphrey-Hawkins Act says that the Federal Reserve is supposed to stabilize the stock market by purchasing stocks. The Federal Reserve is supposed to buy and sell bonds in open market operations in order to encourage employment with lower interest rates or to restrict inflation with higher interest rates.

If central banks purchase stocks in order to support equity prices, what is the point of having a stock market? The central bank’s ability to create money to support stock prices negates the price discovery function of the stock market.
http://www.paulcraigroberts.org/2015/08/23/central-banks-become-corrupting-force-paul-craig-roberts-dave-kranzler/

The US stock market is over-inflated and has been rigged by big money interests. The real productive, jobs-producing economy has been smashed - for a number of years. The only question is how long can the rigged game be maintained. (The Chinese market got overinflated too, with ordinary investors putting money into anything, that drove up prices).

Dr Paul Craig Roberts, an expert economist, has pointed out the fact that the financial figures have been cooked for a number of years, to hide scale of the US economic decline, and to benefit the rich via inflated stock and asset prices, which have been pumped up by money printing.

This article points out that the Swiss Central Bank has been buying US stocks to pump up the prices, when its real role should be as a lender to commercial (loan making) banks.

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

Tuesday, 25 August 2015

The False Left/Right Paradigm - Mind Control in American Politics (RECAP)


Having been immersed in the left/right facade their entire lives, many have begun to see the world and those around them through that prism. Either someone is on the same "side" as they are, or they are the enemy. There is no room for nuance, no subtle distinctions to be made, no room for alliance or cooperation on matters of great import. Perhaps most devastatingly, there is now little room for any analysis of the powers behind the political throne, the oligarchical financial interests that could care less whether this or that President has a "D" or an "R" next to their name, whether a Prime Minister is "Labour" or "Conservative," whether an MEP identifies with the "left" or the "right." Deprived of this understanding of the real nature of political power, the public is truly powerless to identify the real problem at the root of today's political crisis, let alone even begin to address it.



A lot of recent posts on FB made me think about the necessity of voting for people who will truly go after the crooked system, rather than lie and say stuff about 'hope and change' (BO) or say they are non-interventionist (GB) while being funded by big money pro-war lobbyists.

Anyone that is hated by the established (corporate) press and hated by other political lackeys could be someone to pick. However, skeletons inside closets is a real problem for any candidate - who can then be blackmailed.

The real issues are about high level corruption, which left/right infighting often obfuscates. It does not matter what side has committed a crime, or covered up crime, they must face punishment (or the same bad things will keep occurring).

Crimes include non-prosecution for banking securities fraud and mortgage fraud, illegal overt wars, proxy wars, torture, extra-judicial assassination etc. Those that gloss over these issues are part of the problem.

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

Donald Trump Admitting Everything is a Lie




Trump dishing it out to the neocons who were architects of the Iraq war.

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

FACT: HILLARY CLINTON IS A LIAR, CORRUPT TO THE BONE, & A CRIMINAL WHO SHOULD BE IN JAIL


If we had a just justice system.



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

Keiser Report (E800): Competition Coming from Cuba


In this special episode of the Keiser Report from Miami, Max Keiser and Stacy Herbert discuss Miami’s fear of that good old capitalist thing - competition - coming from Cuba. The city is struggling to find sand in order to compete with the finer beaches of their new friend and competitor. In the second half, Max interviews Steve Dibert of MFI-Miami.com about mojitos, fraud arbitrage and whatever happened to Mers.



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

Monday, 24 August 2015

Military Report of Novorossia 21.08.2015 - Kiev to Break the Minsk Agreements and Start a Full-Scale Military Operation in Donbass



DPR Intelligence has released a plan of Kiev to break the Minsk agreements and start a full-scale military operation in Donbass. After artillery preparation fire against positions of the DPR Armed Forces, Kiev military will start an offensive from the Mariupol and Debaltsevo sectors in the direction of the Uspenka settlement to take control of the border with Russia and prevent locals’ fleeing to Russia. At the very same moment, Kiev forces will advance in the direction of Ilovaisk to encircle Donetsk from the South and North.

In the Lugansk direction, pro-Kiev militants are planning to exercise separate military actions against LPR Armed Forces. The aims are to move to block the border with Russia and exclude capacity of LPR military to help in the DPR battle ground. Kiev strategists hope to defeat the defenders of Donbass and to destroy people’s republics on account of these actions.



Either the DPR and LPR need to sign a defence agreement with Russia, or thousands of volunteer fighters from outside the region need to join the separatists in order to repel this attack. If the Ukraine government had simply held nation wide elections after the Maidan coup, there would have been no breakaway republics and no war.

Related Info:

Ukraine Crisis - What You're Not Being Told 


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

CrossTalk: Fighting Corbyn


Jeremy Corbyn calls himself a democratic socialist and he is vying to lead Britain’s Labor Party. Some polls and a growing grass roots campaign suggest he is very much in the running. Seen as a moral savior by legions of supporters, he is deemed as a dangerous political joke by his opponents. Suddenly, British politics is interesting again. CrossTalking with Lindsey German, Steven Fielding, and Chris Bambery.



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

The Hillary Clinton Email Scandal, In Two-and-a-Half Minutes




Sharing classified information to the public has put whistleblowers in jail. Hillary has done exactly the same thing. The FBI may try to cover this up since it has a track record of protecting 'the State' -which means protecting the establishment crony elite.

Related Info:

Judge Napolitano: It's A Question Of When, Not If, The Government Charges Hillary Clinton

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

Marijuana Kills Cancer, Says National Cancer Institute


The institute recently updated its ‘Frequently Asked Questions’ page about marijuana to include various studies revealing how cannabis “may inhibit tumor growth by causing cell death, blocking cell growth, and blocking the development of blood vessels needed by tumors to grow” while also protecting normal, healthy cells.

“A laboratory study of cannabidiol (CBD) in estrogen receptor positive and estrogen receptor negative breast cancer cells showed that it caused cancer cell death while having little effect on normal breast cells,” the NCI stated. “Studies in mouse models of metastatic breast cancer showed that cannabinoids may lessen the growth, number, and spread of tumors.”

Here’s the NCI’s full list:
  • Studies in mice and rats have shown that cannabinoids may inhibit tumor growth by causing cell death, blocking cell growth, and blocking the development of blood vessels needed by tumors to grow. Laboratory and animal studies have shown that cannabinoids may be able to kill cancer cells while protecting normal cells.
  • A study in mice showed that cannabinoids may protect against inflammation of the colon and may have potential in reducing the risk of colon cancer, and possibly in its treatment.
  • A laboratory study of delta-9-THC in hepatocellular carcinoma (liver cancer) cells showed that it damaged or killed the cancer cells. The same study of delta-9-THC in mouse models of liver cancer showed that it had antitumor effects. Delta-9-THC has been shown to cause these effects by acting on molecules that may also be found in non-small cell lung cancer cells and breast cancer cells.
  • A laboratory study of cannabidiol (CBD) in estrogen receptor positive and estrogen receptor negative breast cancer cells showed that it caused cancer cell death while having little effect on normal breast cells. Studies in mouse models of metastatic breast cancer showed that cannabinoids may lessen the growth, number, and spread of tumors.
  • A laboratory study of cannabidiol (CBD) in human glioma cells showed that when given along withchemotherapy, CBD may make chemotherapy more effective and increase cancer cell death without harming normal cells. Studies in mouse models of cancer showed that CBD together with delta-9-THC may make chemotherapy such as temozolomide more effective.
Additionally, the National Institute on Drug Abuse also referenced similar, recent studies which revealed “marijuana can kill certain cancer cells and reduce the size of others.”
“Evidence from one animal study suggests that extracts from whole-plant marijuana can shrink one of the most serious types of brain tumors,” the NIDA said in April.
http://www.prisonplanet.com/marijuana-kills-cancer-says-national-cancer-institute.html

If you are very sick, where at the very least such drugs reduce stress (that will help recovery), then why not try them? The scientific studies cited here appears to show that CBD has real effects on various cancers.

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

Sunday, 23 August 2015

Israel Bombs Syria - Stephen Lendman


On Friday, the Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA) reported Israeli warplanes bombed a military post near Quneitra in Syrian controlled Golan killing one soldier, wounding eight others.

The pro-Western London-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported two deaths – possible military officials close to Assad. It indicated raids struck other targets outside Damascus, including a weapons depot.

Israel said the IDF “targeted 14 Syrian military posts in the Syrian Golan Heights” – without further explanation. Israeli media reported artillery batteries, army outposts and communications antennae struck.

The attack was perhaps the largest one since the 1967 Six Day War. Is it possible prelude to US/Israeli/Turkish full-scale war on Assad? Things have been heading toward it for many months.
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Israeli officials outrageously blamed Syria and Iran for alleged rocket fire they had nothing to do with if it occurred at all. SANA said Israel bombed Syrian territory “(i)n a bid to support the armed terrorist organizations and boost their low morale…”

“(A)n Israeli helicopter fired rockets on Quneitra (early Thursday evening) targeting the Transport Directorate and the Governorate’s Building…caus(ing) material damage only.”

Unnamed Israeli sources irresponsibly blamed Iran and Syria for allegedly planning rocket attacks on northern Israel carried out by Damascus-based Palestinian Islamic Jihad elements. The organization denied any involvement in what allegedly happened.

Hawkish Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon claimed Thursday’s incident was a “coming attraction” of more to come – from “a richer and more murderous Iran” aided by sanctions relief.

“This is the intention of the bloody regime from Tehran, and the Western world cannot just sweep that fact under the rug,” he blustered.

Israel’s campaign to undermine the Iran nuclear agreement and eliminate its two main regional rivals includes concocting fabricated accusations only morons or liars would accept.

Iran and Syria didn’t attack Israeli territory – not now or earlier. Nor will they except in self-defense.
http://www.activistpost.com/2015/08/israel-bombs-syria.html

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

Syria: The Douma Market Attack outside Damascus: Another Fabricated Pretext for US-NATO Military Intervention?


When carefully scrutinizing the documentary evidence of the attack, and comparing that to the claims made throughout western media, some troubling irregularities emerge. Not only do the claims seem to be exaggerated, but when placed within the historical context of this war, they seem to fit into a clear pattern of distortion and misinformation disseminated for political purposes, rather than objective reportage. Indeed, the raw footage taken on the scene goes a long way to contradicting some of the claims made by witnesses and “activists” (an interesting term in itself) often quoted in the media.

First, there is the allegation that more than 100 civilians were killed in an airstrike carried out by the Syrian military. There are certainly plenty of pictures that seem to bolster that claim, with debris scattered everywhere, aid workers carrying victims, and frightened civilians rushing around the destroyed marketplace. However, when one looks at the videos, even those provided by outlets such as The Guardian in the above linked article, one curious thing seems to be missing: bodies.

Indeed, it does seem odd that an airstrike could obliterate a crowded market on a Sunday, killing over a hundred people, and no videos or images would show bodies torn apart by the blast? One would expect to see mangled corpses, limbs scattered on the ground, pools of blood, etc. None of that seems visible.

Compare the Douma videos to those from Gaza on July 30, 2014 during Israel’s vicious war. An Israeli airstrike, which killed 15 people and injured more than 150, also hit a crowded market and caused horrific destruction. And in the videos, one sees bloodied bodies missing limbs, pools of blood on the street, and other gut-wrenching images. Or compare the Douma videos to those of the Christmas 2013 bombing of a crowded Baghdad market. The videos of that attack are gruesome, showing victims with heads partially blown off their bodies, legs attached to bodies by skin alone, lifeless corpses of children and other truly disturbing images.

All of these are conspicuously absent from any of the footage of the airstrike on Douma. Why? The various footage from the scene, repeated on both anti-Assad media (as seen here), and on mainstream western media (as seen here), shows no such images. Raw videos taken in the immediate aftermath of the attack also show no bodies (as seen here and here). There is footage showing bodies, however there is no discernible evidence that they were victims of the airstrike. Interestingly, all the victims shown in this video were military age males, rather curious if indeed this was an attack on a crowded market where presumably women and children would have been present. Indeed, in the midst of the ongoing war, there are fighters being killed on a daily basis, and it is entirely plausible that the wrapped bodies shown were fighters killed in some other fashion and simply presented to the camera as if they were victims of the airstrike.

To be fair, hours of research did uncover a total of one video, taken after the blast, showing the bodies of a handful of male victims. However, none of the signs of death by airstrike are visible; the bodies are all whole, no missing limbs, very little blood (unlike in the Gaza and Baghdad videos). A logical conclusion based on the available evidence would be that the men seen in the video died from the collapse of a building, presumably the destroyed building behind them.

While impossible to say exactly what happened, there is certainly no definitive evidence of an airstrike as a “deliberate massacre,” the argument trumpeted by western media and their Saudi- and Qatari-funded counterparts in the region. An objective examination of the evidence yields the distinct possibility that an airstrike was carried out on a building adjacent to the market. And yet, within hours of the attack, the narrative was seemingly already written: Assad carries out retribution against innocent civilians – a clear war crime.
http://www.globalresearch.ca/syria-the-douma-market-attack-outside-damascus-another-fabricated-pretext-for-us-nato-military-intervention/5470662

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

Report: Turkey Sends Trucks Loaded with Weapons, Ammo to Syria


The Turkish government has sent several trucks packed with weapons and ammunition to the Northern parts of Syria, media reports said Wednesday.


A number of trucks have crossed Iskenderun and al-Salib border crossings over the last two nights into Lattakia and Idlib provinces, the Arabic-language Al-Watan newspaper said citing the Turkish opposition media reports.
 

It wrote that Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has also ordered blackouts in the border towns to facilitate the smuggling of the weapons into Syria.
 

Turkey is a key backer of the terrorists who fight against the Syrian people and the government of President Assad.
 

The international community has for long been critical of Turkey for its assistance to Takfiri terrorists waging war in Syria.
 

Meanwhile, newly-surfaced video footage has corroborated widespread assertions that the Turkish government’s intelligence agency has been ensuring ISIL terrorists safe passage into Syria.
 

The center-left Turkish daily, Cumhuriyet, integrated the videos in a June 12 report implicating the National Intelligence Organization (MİT) in assisting the notorious Takfiri group.
 

Cumhuriyet had also posted a video on its website on May 29, purportedly showing trucks belonging to Turkey’s intelligence agency carrying weapons to the Takfiri terrorist groups operating in Syria.
 

The Turkish opposition group, the People’s Democratic Party (HDP), has called for an immediate end to Ankara’s support for terrorists in Syria.
http://english.farsnews.com/newstext.aspx?nn=13940528001194

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

Israeli Military Admits to Supporting Al Qaeda and ISIS in Syria Part of channel(s): Syria (current event)


The alternative press has noted for months that Israel is supporting jihadis in Syria. But Israel has consistently denied these allegations ... until now.

The Times of Israel reported 3 weeks ago:

Defense Minister Moshe Ya'alon said Monday that Israel has been providing aid to Syrian rebels, thus keeping the Druze in Syria out of immediate danger. Israeli officials have previously balked at confirming on the record that the country has been helping forces that are fighting to overthrow Syrian President Bashar Assad.

"We've assisted them under two conditions", Ya'alon said of the Israeli medical aid to the Syrian rebels, some of whom are presumably fighting with al-Qaeda affiliate al-Nusra Front to topple Syrian President Bashar Assad. "That they don't get too close to the border, and that they don't touch the Druze."

Al Nusra is Al Qaeda, and closely affiliated with ISIS. And remember, there have never been any "moderate Syrian rebels" ... only Islamic Sunni jihadis.
http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=ac3_1440060540

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

Keiser Report (E799): $32 Trillion in Pointless Trading


In this special episode of the Keiser Report from Chicago, Max Keiser and Stacy Herbert discuss the $32 trillion in pointless trading each and every year, which results in bankers and brokers getting rich at the expense of churned chumps. In the second half, Max interviews Janet Tavakoli of Tavakoli Structured Finance about the latest use of derivatives to transfer wealth from the general fool public.



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

Saturday, 22 August 2015

Militia Say Kiev Forces' Grouping of Troops in Donbas Built up to 90,000


"Information has been received about the plan of forthcoming actions by the Ukrainian army from a source in the Ukrainian General Staff and, no matter how strange this may seem, there are still true officers there who do not want to fight against their own people," Basurin said at a briefing in the press center of the Donetsk News Agency.

According to Basurin, the Ukrainian military will launch an offensive in the Mariupol and Debaltsevo directions after "artillery shelling of the DPR’s positions."

"Kiev plans to deliver two converging blows in the direction of the settlement of Uspenka to defeat the DPR and advance to the border with Russia and subsequently prevent civilians from reaching the Russian territory," Basurin said.

"Along with this, two groupings [of Kiev’s forces] are intended to launch an offensive in the Donetsk direction north and south of Donetsk towards Ilovaisk, close the circle around the republic’s capital and encircle the city," the spokesman said.

In the Luhansk direction, Kiev’s forces are planning to hold separate combat operations against the militia of the Luhansk People’s Republic to prevent their redeployment to provide support to the DPR, the spokesman said.

"Further on, active offensive operations will be launched in the Luhansk direction with the aim to advance to the border with Russia," Basurin said.

According to the DPR Defense Ministry, Kiev hopes this blitzkrieg will help it crush the militia and destroy the Donbass republics.

"At the same time, it would be nice to remind these ‘wise guys’ in the Ukrainian General Staff that the attempts to carry through such ‘Napoleon plans’ were made before but all this ended in the encirclement of the Ukrainian troops near Izvarino and Ilovaisk where a great number of Ukrainian soldiers died," the DRP Defense Ministry spokesman said
http://tass.ru/en/world/815615

Related Info:

20.08.2015 Military Report of Novorossia


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

Insouciance Rules The West — Paul Craig Roberts


Europe is being overrun by refugees from Washington’s, and Israel’s, hegemonic policies in the Middle East and North Africa that are resulting in the slaughter of massive numbers of civilians. The inflows are so heavy that European governments are squabbling among themselves about who is to take the refugees. Hungary is considering constructing a fence, like the US and Israel, to keep out the undesirables. Everywhere in the Western media there are reports deploring the influx of migrants; yet nowhere is there any reference to the cause of the problem.

The European governments and their insouciant populations are themselves responsible for their immigrant problems. For 14 years Europe has supported Washington’s aggressive militarism that has murdered and dislocated millions of peoples who never lifted a finger against Washington. The destruction of entire countries such as Iraq, Libya, and Afghanistan, and now Syria and Yemen, and the continuing US slaughter of Pakistani civilians with the full complicity of the corrupt and traitorous Pakistani government, produced a refugee problem that the moronic Europeans brought upon themselves.
 
Europe deserves the problem, but it is not enough punishment for their crimes against humanity in support of Washington’s world hegemony.

In the Western world insouciance rules governments as well as peoples, and most likely also everywhere else in the world. It remains to be seen whether Russia and China have any clearer grasp of the reality that confronts them.

Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, Director of the US Defense Intelligence Agency until his retirement in August 2014, has confirmed that the Obama regime disregarded his advice and made a willful decision to support the jihadists who now comprise ISIS. ( https://medium.com/insurge-intelligence/officials-islamic-state-arose-from-us-support-for-al-qaeda-in-iraq-a37c9a60be4 ) Here we have an American government so insouciant, and with nothing but tunnel vision, empowering the various elements that comprise Washington’s excuse for the “war on terror” and the destruction of several countries. Just as the idiot Europeans produce their own refugee problems, the idiot Americans produce their own terrorist problems. It is mindless. And there is no end to it.
http://www.paulcraigroberts.org/2015/08/19/insouciance-rules-west-paul-craig-roberts/

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

North Korean Troops Ordered Onto War Footing by Kim Jong Un




The biggest problem is that the military drills held in South Korea, with the US, are right next to the border. 

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

MPs - If They F*ck Our Children Are They F*cking Us All? Russell Brand The Trews


What sort of crazy political institution allows for the cover-up of systematic child abuse by leading MPs?



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

Gerald Celente: All Hell Is About To Be Unleashed! Only A Matter Of When




A good global economic review by Celente.

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

Friday, 21 August 2015

CrossTalk: Undiplomatic Power


How should we assess the behavior of Samantha Power, Washington’s top diplomat at the United Nations? Called by some a “foremost scholar on genocide,” Power is quick to back the use of military power in the service of so-called humanitarian goals. She is also fond of using the word ‘outrage’ – what does this tell us about her? CrossTalking with Daniel McAdams, Scott Rickard, and Patrick Smith.



'Humanitarian intervention' has sold aggressive (imperialistic) war policies to the left, a group that has traditionally been against such violence. Quote from the clip: 'We are looking at the weaponisation of human rights.' The establishment propaganda simply changed after the Bush regime left office. We were treated to made up stories about brutal repressions of 'pro-democracy' groups (often sponsored by the US), such that action had to be taken, like sending arms to Al Qaeda linked factions in Libya and Syria.  

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

Hillary Clinton Should be in Jail - Michael Rivero


Should you be allowed to video police breaking the law? Trump's popularity gained by addressing real issues, Hillary's multiple crimes, Police violence, Zionist influence of politicians and police training  Guest's website: http://whatreallyhappened.com/



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

Forgotten Bird of Paradise (full version) - Undercover West Papua Documentary


Full version of the critically acclaimed undercover documentary, 'Forgotten Bird of Paradise', on the West Papua independence struggle



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

10 Climate Myths Busted (in 60 seconds!)


The Corbett Report presents a one minute debunking of 10 common climate myths. [RECAP]



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

Thursday, 20 August 2015

Israel “Drills” Ground Incursion In Syria; Pretext Fighting Terror Israel Helped Create


According to reports coming from both Israel and Europe, the Israeli Defense Forces appear to be preparing for a ground incursion of Syrian territory in the Golan Heights area.

Whatever the plans of the IDF, the Israeli military clearly engaged in wide-scale maneuvers on the border with Syria on Sunday which simulated an incursion into Syrian territory and the evacuation of Israelis currently residing in border towns.
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The justification for the concern over the Golan border area is that “Iran has opened a new front against Israel on the Golan Heights.” This accusation is leveled repeatedly throughout the articles detailing the drills and preparations being made by Israel yet neither the media outlets nor the Israeli government has offered credible evidence to buttress their claims.

The source for claims that Iran has opened a new offensive against Israel seems to be rooted in a recent clash between IDF forces and four Druze villagers who allegedly attempted to detonate explosive devices at three locations along the border fence. Israel blames the alleged bombing attempt on Iran, claiming that the Persian nation recruited the four Druze villagers to conduct terrorist attacks against Israel.

Without pointing out that much of the Golan Heights was stolen by Israel decades ago and represents yet another illegal Israeli occupation, it is also important to note that not one shred of evidence has yet been provided to back up Israel’s claims regarding the Iranian involvement.

Yet, while the maneuvers are being undertaken under the guise of preparation for the possibility of an errant terrorist organization engaging in attacks inside Israel, the true target of the preparations appear to be the Syrian government, Iran, and Hezbollah.

After all, Israel has long supported the “rebels” and ISIS, neither of whom have launched attacks against Israel despite being located only miles away from the Zionist settler state.

From providing medical aid, military training, and outright military assistance, the so-called state of Israel has been a much better friend to Muslim terrorists than any of the regimes it claims as its enemy.
http://www.activistpost.com/2015/08/israel-drills-ground-incursion-in-syria-pretext-fighting-terror-israel-helped-create.html

As the article says, the proxy war in Syria is aimed at Iranian interests (including oil deals) and Hezbollah.

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

Crisis News: Ukraine, Syria 18.08.2015


Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko and his US masterminds plan to resolve the Donbass issue, bypassing the Minsk accords negotiated to bring peace. Donetsk republics Defense Ministry spokesman Eduard Basurin said Ukraines forces had attempted to breach militia defenses in the Mariupol direction on August 10 using large-calibre guns, tanks and mortars. Kievs preparation for the offensive is confirmed by Poroshenkos law signed on Tuesday on increasing defense spending by $250 million. Ukraines military expenses in 2015 already reach $5.5 billion. The US has promised to allocate another $500 million to finance the training of Ukraines military divisions and the Pentagon plans to train a total of five battalions. Meanwhile, Ukraines Deputy Defence Minister Petro Mekhed has not ruled out that another three waves of mobilization may be held.

The next humanitarian aid convoy of the Russian Emergencies Ministries will leave for the war-torn Donbas region on August 20, Head of the ministrys National Crisis Management Center Viktor Yatsutsenko said. The 35th humanitarian aid convoy for residents of Donetsk and Luhansk was dispatched to Donbas on August 14. The Russian Emergencies Ministry has delivered more than 43,000 tons of humanitarian aid to the region since last August.

Russia has delivered 6~MiG-31 fighter jets to Syrian government to help the Arab country in its battle against Islamic State and other terrorist organizations. The Mikoyan MiG-31 is a supersonic jet, and one of the fastest fighter planes in the world. Jets have a target range of approximately 200 kilometers. Russia delivered the fighter jets to the Syrian government according to the deal signed in 2007. The deal~features the sale of a total of 8 MiG-31 jets. Thus, Russia is pushing for a broad international coalition in the fight against the ISIS~in Middle East, inlcuding Syria.

A group of militants that receives training from the US military to fight the Syrian government has called al-Qaeda-affiliated al-Nusra Front terrorists brothers. In a statement that has appeared on social media, the US-backed group, which goes by the name Division 30, declared that its rival al-Nusra Front has released seven of its members whom the al-Qaeda-affiliated group had kidnapped in northern Syria during fighting back in July. In telltale wording, the group said in the statement, Seven Division 30 fighters who were being held by the brothers in al-Nusra Front have been freed. Thus, so-called 'moderate rebels' one more time showed that they are just terrorists becked by the US.



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

FBI Evidence Proves Innocence of Accused Boston Marathon Bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev - Paul Craig Roberts


The documents argue that on the basis of the evidence provided by the FBI, there is no basis for the indictment of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. The FBI’s evidence clearly concludes that the bomb was in a black knapsack, but the photographs used to establish Dzhokhar’s presence at the marathon show him with a white knapsack. Moreover, the knapsack lacks the heavy bulging appearance that a knapsack containing a bomb would have.

As readers know, I have been suspicious of the Boston Marathon Bombing from the beginning. It seems obvious that both Tsamaev brothers were intended to be killed in the alleged firefight with police, like the alleged perpetrators of the Charlie Hebdo affair in Paris. Convenient deaths in firefights are accepted as indications of guilt and solve the problem of trying innocent patsies.
In Dzhokhar’s case, his guilt was established not by evidence but by accusations, by the betrayal of his government-appointed public defender Judy Clarke who declared Dzhokhar’s guilt in her opening statement of her “defense,” by an alleged confession, evidence of which was never provided, written by Dzhokhar on a boat under which the badly wounded youth lay dying until discovered by the boat owner and hospitalized in critical condition. Following his conviction by his defense attorney, Dzhokhar allegedly confessed again in jihadist terms. As legal scholars have known for centuries, confessions are worthless as indicators of guilt.

Dzhokhar was not convicted on the basis of evidence.

In my questioning of John Remington Graham, I concluded that despite 48 years of active experience with criminal justice, both as a prosecuting attorney and defense attorney, he was shocked to his core by the legal malfeasance of the Tsarnaev case. As Graham is nearing the end of his career, he is willing to speak out, but he could not find a single attorney in the state of Massachusetts who would sponsor his appearance before the Federal District Court in Boston.

This tells me that fear of retribution has now extended its reach into the justice (sic) system and that the America that we knew where law was a shield of the people no longer exists.
http://www.paulcraigroberts.org/2015/08/17/fbi-evidence-proves-innocence-accused-boston-marathon-bomber-dzhokhar-tsarnaev/

The pictures at the link show that Dzhokhar was carrying a white backpack, whereas the bomb packs were shown as being black.

There is now a legal attempt underway to have the case against the accused/convicted dismissed/overturned. You don't have to read anything more than the first few paragraphs here and then scroll down and look at the pictures at the link.

The public/media often overlooks fundamental points of evidence in place of interpretations offered by authority figures. 400 years ago Galileo reminded us not to trust authority but to trust our ability to reason based on material evidence.

The only problem when it comes to 'difficult' issues like this is an unwillingness for people to look at the basic information and/or a psychological aversion to being labelled (in one's own mind) a kook. It takes moral fortitude to go against 'accepted wisdom', whereas is it much easier to simply accept the official story when it comes to various high crimes that include murder. Don't be trapped by your psychologically conditioned mind.

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