Saturday, 31 October 2015

BBC Banned Johnny Rotten in 1978 for Telling the Truth About Jimmy Savile


John Lydon speaking on Piers Morgan's Life Stories, 25 September 2015



Rotten points out that it was not just Savile, but a 'whole bunch of em' .... which begs the question: who were they, how many, and where are these scumbags now? And who took over from them? Were they more of these same f-ed up people?

And remember there is a cover-up underway in the US right now with the Hastert case dealing with the same issue. FBI whistleblower Sibel Edmonds mentions that the security services, and establishment in general, favour the promotion of corrupt politicians and judges (etc) because it means they can be controlled.

Remember the recent story about the UK Prime Minister and the alleged photo of him with the dead pig? This PM seemed happy to be sponsoring unnecessary and illegal wars in Libya and Syria. Is there a connection?! ... perhaps the 'best person' did not get picked for the top job! 

Related Info:

Sibel Edmonds Blows the Whistle on Government Blackmailing


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

'No Info on Russian Airstrike on Syrian Hospital From Our People on the Ground' - Red Cross Top Exec


Red Cross personnel on the ground in Syria have not reported any 'airstrikes' allegedly delivered by Russian jets on civilian targets including hospitals, the medical charity’s top executive told RT.



The clip also mentions the Saudi and US strikes on hospitals in Yemen and Afghanistan. The US refuses to share evidence that a hospital was hit in Syria. It seems these lies (clever propaganda) are intended to obfuscate the deliberate US attack on the hospital in Afghanistan:

US refuses to share 'proof' of 'Russia striking Syrian hospitals' allegations


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

FBI Pleads "Stop Filming Police! It's Making Them Look Bad!"


For the first time in decades, violent crime is back on the rise in major urban centers across America. What's the problem? Fed-induced recession driving people into desperate poverty? Media-hyped race baiting inciting social discord? The militarization of police and tightening of the police state noose? No, it's smartphone cameras that are the culprit according to FBI director James Comey. James Corbett breaks down the propaganda and reminds you why the police are so scared of cameras.



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

How Obama Could Beat the Debt Ceiling and Go Out a Hero - Ellen Brown


On November 3rd, the US government will again run out of money due to a debt ceiling artificially imposed by Congress. This is the third time in four years that a radical faction has taken the country to the brink of default to extort concessions that are at best only marginally related to the budget.

The debt ceiling is an unconstitutional gimmick that violates the 14th amendment, which says the validity of the government’s debt shall not be questioned. The debt was incurred by Congress when it passed the budget, and the money has been borrowed and spent. Congress cannot now refuse to pay.

One good gimmick deserves another. The debt ceiling could be eliminated for good, by restoring to the government its constitutional authority to create money. Article 1, Section 8, provides: “The Congress shall have the power to coin money [and] regulate the value thereof . . . .” The president could pay the government’s bills by issuing some large denomination coins by executive order.
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President Obama could follow the lead of his mentor and beat the debt ceiling by calling for a new issue of debt-free US Notes. The problem with that alternative is that it would require legislation, an impossibility before the looming November 3rd debt ceiling deadline.

Another way to solve the crisis with government-issued money was proposed by Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul and endorsed by Democratic Representative Alan Grayson during the last debt ceiling crisis: the Federal Reserve could be ordered to transfer to the Treasury the federal securities it has purchased with accounting entries through “quantitative easing.” The Treasury could then just void out this part of the debt, which currently tallies in at $2.7 trillion. That alternative too would be legal, but it would require persuading the Federal Reserve to act.

A third alternative, which could be done very quickly by executive order, would be for the federal government to exercise its constitutional power to “coin money and regulate the value thereof” by minting one or more trillion dollar platinum coins.
http://ellenbrown.com/2015/10/27/how-obama-could-beat-the-debt-ceiling-and-go-out-a-hero/

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

Liberal Moderators Pounded by Sen. Ted Cruz During CNBC GOP Debate


The way the debate was handled by CNBC may have been the worst in history; and in fact the domineer moderators may have woke up even more of the sleeping populace.
“Let me say something at the outset,” said 2016 GOP Candidate Sen. Ted Cruz.
“Questions that have been asked so far in this debate illustrate why the American people don’t trust the media.”



Generally I'm not impressed with the Republican candidates but the point of the mainstream media running a ridiculously provocative line of questioning is a good one. This has little to do with the 'liberal media' and more to do with creating theatre for the people since mega corporations own the press - with their millionaire news anchors dishing out loaded questions.

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

Friday, 30 October 2015

CrossTalk: Syrian Turning Point?


How has Russia’s stepped up role in Syria changed the politics of that country’s civil war and the regime? Washington acknowledges Russia’s bombing campaign at the request of Damascus, but still does not accept it. Is this because Washington does not practice diplomacy anymore? CrossTalking with James Jatras, Sukant Chandan, and Mary Dejevsky.



Excellent episode of CT. The US does indeed use extremist mercenaries to carry out its foreign policy objectives.

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

US Admits that Russia Has Not Attacked The US-Trained Terrorist "Assets"


Yesterday at the United States Senate Committee on Armed Services, Chair John McCain grilled Secretary of Defence Ashton Carter. During questioning, Carter admitted that neither Russia, nor the Syrian Army has targeted none of the US-trained terrorists.

This despite MSM reports of the opposite. However, they state that Russia has targeted and largely destroyed the so-called "moderate" terrorists. Russia has confirmed that they are targeting all terrorists in Syria. They offered not to attack the American trained terrorists if the US would give coordinates of where NOT to attack. The US has refused that offer.

So what does that say that Russia has not targeted the US-trained terrorists? Either they're non-existent, or they're sitting in Turkish cafes.



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

Road to Palmyra: RT Follows Assad Army Assault on ISIS Positions


RT's Lizzie Phelan and her crew report from Palmyra in direct sight of Islamic State militants, who are holding positions among the ruins of the world heritage site. With the terrorists weakened by Russian airstrikes, the Syrian Army is preparing for an offensive to retake Palmyra.



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

Control of the Australian Economy and Industry: A Letter to Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull


Dear Prime Minister,

The power to control what happens to our economy rests upon simple decision making. We ('the Government') can decide what sort of industries should be retained (within reason) and what sort of controls are placed against outsourcing, in order to avoid the US model in which there are not enough jobs available for the general population.

Over the last few decades US industry exported, largely to China and Mexico, its productive base, in the interests of garnering ever increasing profits (which is excused by invoking the 'uncompetetive industry' meme). What we saw was an example of capital chasing after cheap labour at the expense of domestic jobs. The loss of these jobs undermined the US taxation base, caused a huge trade imbalance and has thrown vast numbers of the population into poverty that causes a further financial burden on the economy. Australia must look at the US situation and learn from this mistake.

Two points about the present state of the US economy.

1. Their real unemployment rate is not 5%. According to the more accurate official U6 figures the unemployment level is at least 9.6%. Independent analysts, from sites like Shadowstats.com, show the US unemployment rate is closer to 20% if calculated using 1990s methods.

2. The rise in the US stockmarket is not reflective of the wider US economy. It is a product of financial engineering with central banks (including the Swiss central bank and Wall Street proxies acting on behalf of the Fed) buying key stocks that have boosted the Dow Jones to record levels.

Money printing and financial gaming is not 'the economy'. Finance is supposed to support productive activity. Today we see that finance has largely replaced real productive activity - at least in large sections of Western economies.

To enable a truly vibrant economy, multiple levels of activity and innovation need to be encouraged and kept operational within sovereign borders. Various industries should not be sold out from under sovereign control. To fully understand the issue I urge you to either read Dr Paul Craig Roberts' book 'The Failure of Laissez Faire Capitalism', or watch the following interview with Roberts by the Henry George School of Social Science (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vRw3HeTCLFc), in which he explains the decline of the US economy.

Understanding what happened to the US is vital.

Prime Minister, with this in mind I ask that yourself, and Cabinet (after they are briefed on the above material), reconsider the decision to no longer support the Australian car industry. The damage to employment, by many estimates, will exceed 100,000 jobs, perhaps double.

We have been told that our car industry is 'not competitive', but does this simply mean that the automakers are taking the opportunity to offshore production to increase their profit margins?

What we do know for a fact is that there is no level playing field when it comes to manufacturing. Foreign Governments support domestic production and past Australian Governments were wise to do the same. Ideally, it would be good if an Australian-based company produced cars or alternatively, if the existing manufacturing plants were purchased by sovereign interests.

If we do nothing we will simply be victims of this wealth destroying process. Push the situation to an extreme, where you ask, is it beneficial to 'outsource all production to increase profits?' The answer is obviously no. A large section of the population without jobs won't be able to buy anything, even at reduced prices. Therefore you must take action and decide at what point to impose outsourcing restrictions.

Losing our car manufacturing capability will certainly be a disaster. The idea that new industries and jobs will arise is a fantasy. This did not happen in the US and it will not occur here. What we will get is an increased trade imbalance.

The idea of 'free trade' originally was for fair trade. 'Like' for 'like' trading. Please keep that in mind.

Prime Minister, the aim of the Government, is to serve the interests of the people at large, providing stability, and in regard to the general economy, to grow and/or retain wealth within the sovereign borders of the country. Please take seriously the information and argument I offered here in good faith.

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

Donald Trump Highlights - Republican Debate




Posted so people can decide for themselves whether Trump is talking sense or not. The above clip cuts out the rest of the exchange at 9:55 where one of the hosts lied, or was ignorant, about the original length of this debate that was supposed to run for 3 hours. A big problem we have with Trump is to consider whether he's making false promises like Obama did.

Related Info:

Donald Trump Offers To Personally Help Wounded Vet in Iowa


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

Thursday, 29 October 2015

Syria: Turkish Army Strikes [anti-ISIS] Kurdish Forces in the Country for the First Time


For the first time, Turkey strikes Kurdish forces in Syria. The Syrian Kurds have said Turks attacked them near the city of Tal-Abyad, the Islamic State group border-crossing with Turkey, close to the Islamic State organization capital of Raqqa. The city became a symbol of the Kurds' resistance to the Islamists when they captured it. "Attacking the Kurds there goes against common sense", our correspondent Jasper Mortimer says.



Turkey is happy for their ISIS terrorists to destroy the Kurds. This is another prime example showing how the conflict is Syria is a proxy war.

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

Russia's "Bombing" of Syrian Hospitals: The Incredible Expanding Lie


In any war, collateral damage is inevitable. And no matter how careful Russia attempts to be, one cannot avoid eventually killing innocent civilians. That is why it is so important to make sure any war fought is justified to begin with - so that when a tragic mistake is made it is not compounded by the fact that the war within which it took place shouldn't have been fought in the first place.
Russia's intervention in Syria, however, is justified. The sovereign nation of Syria is openly being dismembered by foreign states, led by the US, joined by Syria's neighbors, Turkey, Israel, and Jordan, as well as regional state-sponsors of terrorism including the despotic regimes of Saudi Arabia, Qatar, and the United Arab Emirates.

The potential loss of human life in confronting the proxy army of terrorists this coalition of multinational military aggression has arrayed against Syria pales in comparison to the outcome should Syria fall entirely to these forces.

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When reports of Russian military aviation striking what AFP called a "field hospital" came to light, they were met by immediate skepticism, even by critics of Russia. AFP's article, "13 dead as Russia strike hits Syria field hospital: monitor," reported that:
At least 13 people including medical staff were killed when Russian warplanes struck a field hospital in northwestern Syria, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said Wednesday.
Of course the so-called Syrian Observatory for Human Rights is actually a single individual named Rami Abdel Rahman, who is admittedly sympathetic to those seeking the division and destruction of Syria. Rami Abdel Rahman is also based in the UK, so is not actually "observing" anything in Syria. He himself has been observed coordinating his activities with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in London.

The "clinic" in question was allegedly run by the Syrian-American Medical Society (SAMS), which according to their website is a multi-million dollar US-based NGO, provided with full support by the US State Department. Upon SAMS' website is even a video by US Ambassador to the UN Samantha Powers, hailing SAMS as one of her "personal heroes."


SAMS has played an instrumental role in using its alleged medical work to support terrorist organizations seeking to divide and destroy Syria and help disseminate propaganda peddled by the US State Department itself in attacking and undermining the credibility of the Syrian government in Damascus. This includes repeating the State Department's unfounded narratives regarding "barrel bombs" and the use of "chlorine gas" by the Syrian government.

Telling however, is even those from this organization apparently drawn upon by the Western media have not mentioned Russia as perpetrating the bombing. AFP's article would cite a SAMS staff member stating:
"Our initial reports from the ground show that we have lost two hospital staff, a physiotherapist and a nurse," the staffer said in an emailed statement.

Speaking on condition of anonymity, she did not specify whether the strikes were conducted by Russian warplanes.
This unconvincing narrative was quickly augmented by the Western media with other "strikes." The number quickly went from 1 to 3, then 4, and then up to 7 - 7 hospitals allegedly struck by Russian warplanes, all according to the same handful of Western-backed fronts, echoed by an increasingly discredited Western media.
http://landdestroyer.blogspot.ca/2015/10/russias-bombing-of-syrian-hospitals.html


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

International Military Review - Syria-Iraq Battlespace, Oct. 26-27, 2015


The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) has been continuing to fight to lift the two year long siege imposed by ISIS militants at the Kuweires Military Airport. However, they have encountered several obstacles along the way that have made their march to the airbase very difficult. The superior air power and weapons aren't enough to break the ISIS resistance inside the several villages surrounding the base ...





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

Keiser Report (E828): Crossing Financial Rubicons


In this episode of the Keiser Report, Max Keiser and Stacy Herbert discuss crossing the Rubicon and crossing the Delaware as “forced capitalists” ensure that bondholders never take any risk. In the second half, Max and Stacy continue their interview with Joel Benjamin of Debt Resistance UK.



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

How Electronic Voting Became Law




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

Wednesday, 28 October 2015

CrossTalk: Situation Syria


Russia has acted boldly and within international law in Syria – but what can we expect next? Washington and its allies remain dumbfounded on how to react. What will prevail - reason and realpolitik or an intensified proxy war? We truly face a moment of truth. CrossTalking with Mark Sleboda, Dmitry Babich, and Alexander Mercouris.



Related Info:

U.S. Backed “Moderate Rebels” Behead Captured Syrian Soldiers and Threaten Minority Groups

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

Trudeau Election Bright Hope for Freedom? - Michael Rivero


Is Hillary using dirty tricks learned from Nixon? Trump, Sanders, the war in Syria, European refugee crisis, US poverty, Fukushima and out-of-control radioactive sites in the US, GMO hazards
Guest's website: http://whatreallyhappened.com



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

Just When You Thought Wall Street's Heist Couldn't Get Any Crazier...


Based on the data, it looks like the average taxpayer is backstopping a ton of risk at this FDIC insured bank and getting very little in return. According to financial data from the FFIEC for the second quarter, the bank had $25.1 billion in trading assets and according to the company’s web site, it’s those high net worth clients of its Private Bank that it’s working with “to manage their cash flow needs, finance private asset purchases, and facilitate strategic investments.”

According to the New York Times, Goldman Sachs private wealth management services require a minimum of $10 million to get in the front door. The same Times article says Goldman was even kicking out its own employees’ accounts if they fell short of $1 million.

Quite a few things come to mind in reading these various regulatory reports.

First, almost none of the promises that were made to the public about what was going to happen under Dodd-Frank financial reform is actually happening. The push-out rule was supposed to push these trillions of dollars of risky derivatives out of the insured banking unit to prevent another epic taxpayer bailout. Citigroup, in a sleight of hand in December, simply legislated that investor protection out of existence.

Then there was the promise that these trillions of opaque derivative contracts were going to come into the sunshine by being forced onto regulated exchanges. That hasn’t happened either – seven years and counting after derivatives blew up the U.S. economy, leaving millions unemployed and a nation still struggling to find a pulse in its growth rate. According to the FFIEC report, “centrally cleared derivatives” at Goldman Sachs Bank USA represent only a small portion of its total derivatives.

And then there is the matter of allowing the public to assess counterparty risks building up at our insured banks after AIG sold credit protection derivatives (credit default swaps) across Wall Street that it could not pay in the crisis, forcing another massive government bailout. On the FFIEC report, the lines that would show Goldman Sachs Bank USA’s greatest single counterparty risk and its top 20 greatest counterparty risks, are both marked “Confidential.”

Welcome to another day at the casino where the model continues to be — heads they win, tails you lose.
http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2015-10-25/just-when-you-thought-wall-streets-heist-couldnt-get-any-crazier

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

Counter-Economics: THIS is What a REAL Revolution Looks Like


Today James talks to Derrick Broze of TheConsciousResistance.com about the philosophy of agorism, the practice of counter-economics, and how the combination of this theory and practice is the true path to dismantling the state.



Black and grey market ('cash') economies.

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

Tuesday, 27 October 2015

‘Crystal Clear Case for Tony Blair War Crimes in Iraq’


Amid the rhetoric surrounding the conflict in Syria, former UK Prime Minister Tony Blair admitted that there are 'elements of truth' in the accusation the intervention in Iraq in 2003 was one of the main causes for the rise of Islamic State. He made this comment in an exclusive interview with CNN. Neil Clark, journalist and broadcaster joins RT for more.



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

Who is the Former Australian Prime Minister and Judges Who are Paedophiles?


Senator Bill Heffernan claimed in Parliament on Tuesday (19/10/15) that he has a police list of 28 prominent people that includes a former Prime Minister and current judges that are suspected of being paedophiles. This is dynamite and an issue that will not go away until it is dealt with in full in an open and public manner.

There is enough detail in Senator Heffernan’s allegations to make them very credible. Some of the details are:
  1. The list “formed part of police documents that had been “signed off” by Gary Crooke, QC, the former senior counsel assisting NSW’s Wood royal commission into police corruption in the 1990s. Mr Crooke declined to comment when contacted by Fairfax Media on Tuesday.”
  2. The list includes a former Australian Prime Minister, judges, members of the legal fraternity and others.
  3. “Every Commonwealth attorney-general since Philip Ruddock had seen the list”. This seems to have been confirmed by Philip Ruddock and Former Labor Attorney-General Mark Dreyfus.
  4. Senator Heffernan “accused former royal commissioner Justice James Roland Wood of refusing to investigate lawyers who had allegedly attended a Kings Cross “boy brothel”. (Click here to read more)
  5. The name of the club was Costellos and was a known “boy brothel” attended by members of the Sydney legal fraternity. (Click here to read more)
  6. Former Royal Commissioner Wood denied the allegations by Senator Heffernan, but not outright. “Mr Wood could not recall if the alleged list had been raised at the 1995 commission but said: “I reject that we failed to investigate anyone that fell within our terms of reference.” That is a very weak denial by Mr Wood and allows him plenty of wriggle room to change his story later down the track if needed. (Click here to read more)
http://kangaroocourtofaustralia.com/2015/10/25/who-is-the-former-australian-prime-minister-and-judges-who-are-paedophiles/

The importance of high officials being corrupt is that these people can be controlled, and will not act independently for the good of the people.

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

Hillary Clinton 2016: A Recipe for Endless War


Abby Martin calls out former Secretary of State Hilary Clinton over her lucrative speaking tour in the run up to the 2016 presidential elections as well as outlining the former first lady's corporate ties including Wall Street fat cats and defense contractors.



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

The Importance of the Official 9/11 Myth


People sometimes wonder why is it important to investigate the alleged hijackers and others officially accused of committing the 9/11 crimes. After all, the accused 19 hijackers could not have accomplished most of what happened. The answer is that the official accounts are important because they are part of the crimes. Identifying and examining the people who created the official 9/11 myth helps to reveal the ones who were responsible overall.

The people who actually committed the crimes of September 11th didn’t intend to just hijack planes and take down the buildings—they intended to blame others. To accomplish that plan the real criminals needed to create a false account of what happened and undoubtedly that need was considered well in advance. In this light, the official reports can be seen to provide a link between the “blaming others” part of the crimes and the physical parts.

Pushing the concept of “Islamic Terrorism” was the beginning of the effort to blame others, although the exact 9/11 plan might not have been worked out at the time. This concept was largely a conversion of the existing Soviet threat, which by 1989 was rapidly losing its ability to frighten the public, into something that would serve more current policy needs. Paul Bremer and Brian Jenkins were at the forefront of this conversion of the Soviet threat into the threat of Islamic terrorism. Both Bremer and Jenkins were also intimately connected to the events at the World Trade Center.

The concerted effort to propagandize about Al Qaeda and Osama bin Laden (OBL) seems to have begun in earnest in 1998.
http://digwithin.net/2015/10/26/911-myth/

Remember, the truth about 911 will end the war on terror.

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

Underground Explosion Sparks Fire at Nevada Radioactive Waste Facility


An underground explosion sparked a fire at a low-level radioactive waste dump in Nye County that shut down a 140-mile stretch of Nevada's main north-south highway for almost 24 hours.



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

Monday, 26 October 2015

CrossTalk: Syrian Phoenix


It is now undeniable Russia is making a military difference in favor of Damascus in Syria’s horrific civil war. But what is next? Can new facts on the ground convince Washington and its erratic coalition to rethink what is most important – regime change or fighting terrorists? CrossTalking with Pepe Escobar, Raghida Dergham, and Flynt Leverett.



The biggest point ot consider is that "the West, Gulf Countries and Turkey" have been directly supporting extremist forces in Syria since at least early 2012 according to declassified US Defence Intelligence Agency docuuments. The conflict is a Proxy War. This is not a true civil war. And most people in Syria support the Government in its efforts to stop the extremists. Assad has more political support in Syria, now at 70%, than Obama has in the USA. Western calls for him to be removed are ridiculous and are part of the regime change agenda.

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

Presstitutes At Their Work — Paul Craig Roberts


The Western media has only two tools. One is the outrageous lie. This overused tool no longer works, except on dumbshit Americans.

The pinpoint accuracy of the Russian cruise missiles and air attacks has the Pentagon shaking in its boots. But according to the Western presstitutes the Russian missiles fell out of the sky over Iran and never made it to their ISIS targets.

According to the presstitute reports, the Russia air attacks have only killed civilians and blew up a hospital.

The presstitutes fool only themselves and dumbshit Americans.

The other tool used by presstitutes is to discuss a problem with no reference to its causes. Yesterday I heard a long discussion on NPR, a corporate and Israeli owned propaganda organ, about the migrant problem in Europe. Yes, migrants, not refugees.
 
These migrants have appeared out of nowhere. They have decided to seek a better life in Europe, where capitalism, which provides jobs, freedom, democracy, and women’s rights guarantee a fulfilling life. Only the West provides a fulfilling life, because it doesn’t yet bomb itself.

The hordes overrunning Europe just suddenly decided to go there. It has nothing to do with Washington’s 14 years of destruction of seven countries, enabled by the dumbshit Europeans themselves, who provided cover for the war crimes under such monikers as the “coalition of the willing,” a “NATO operation,” “bringing freedom and democracy.”
 
From the Western presstitute media you would never know that the millions fleeing into Europe are fleeing American and European bombs that have indiscriminately slaughtered and dislocated millions of Muslim peoples.
http://www.paulcraigroberts.org/2015/10/24/presstitutes-at-their-work-paul-craig-roberts/

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

Hawaii Representative Tulsi Gabbard CIA Must Stop Illegal, Counterproductive War to Overthrow Assad


Speaking with Wolf Blitzer on CNN, Tulsi explains why the US allying with Islamist extremists to overthrow Syrian President Assad is an illegal, counterproductive war that will cause even more human misery in the region and help ISIS and other Islamist extremists take over all of Syria. Instead of once again being distracted by trying to get rid of a secular dictator, Tulsi explains, the US must stay out of counter productive wars and focus on defeating the Islamist extremists who have declared war on America.



Rep Gabbard is making a lot of sense here. However, she's wrong about who attacked the US on 911 (it was an 'inside job') and she overlooks the fact that ISIS and the other terrorists are directly backed by US allies (and the USA itself).

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

Keiser Report (E827): Fraud Futures From the Past


Max Keiser and Stacy Herbert discuss the Keiser Report theory of quantum financial fraud: an odd world, formed by a fabric of toxic derivatives, where wealth does not take form until it has been stolen from a pension fund via particles of sub-debt existing in hundreds of tranches of CDOs simultaneously. In the second half, Max and Stacy interview Joel Benjamin of Debt Resistance UK about the role of housing speculation, and the consequent exploding mortgage debts, in destabilizing the economy.



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

Sunday, 25 October 2015

Pedophiles Run the Government and No One Gives a Damn - BFP Roundtable


Today on the BFP Roundtable James Corbett talks to Sibel Edmonds, Peter B. Collins and Wayne Madsen about the Hastert scandal and cover up, the history and context of this story, and the remarkable lack of public interest in the case.



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

Why Is The U.S. Silently Bombing Syria's Electricity Network?


The plant is in the hands of the Islamic State but there is an informal agreement between the government, which controls the distribution network, and those who hold the power generating station:

[T]he agreement of understanding pertains to the division of the electricity supply between the parties, whereby ISIS will receive 60% of the quota and the Syrian regime will receive 40%.

Both sides will have some electricity and the civilian as well as fighters on both side will be better off than without electricity. No side has a motive to destroy that plant.

But last night the U.S. coalition bombed the Aleppo thermal power plant and destroyed parts of it:

A military source told SANA that warplanes of the Washington alliance violated Syrian airspace and attacked civilian infrastructure in Mare’a, Tal Sha’er, and al-Bab in Aleppo countryside on Sunday.
http://www.moonofalabama.org/2015/10/why-is-the-us-silently-bombing-syrias-electricity-network.html
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Previously the US bombed oil facilities and grain silos. Chaos and death is the objective, which is a neocon Middle Eastern policy goal.

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

Trump Acknowledges Receipt of AE911 Truth Literature and DVDs from Richard Gage. Says His Advisors Will Investigate the Claims More Thoroughly.


According to Gage, Trump is the only presidential candidate or major public figure who has written the Truther group a custom letter after being sent their DVDs and literature. Trump's campaign, Gage said, thanked the members of Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth for their “continued support.”

“Thank you for your book and DVDs,” read the email, which Gage forwarded to me. “Our advisors will investigate the claims made by the architects and engineers more thoroughly and draw their own conclusions from there. We appreciate your continued support. Sincerely, The Trump Campaign.”

Gage and his group were starstruck. “Someone actually acknowledged we took the time to send them something and said they would look at it,” Gage said. “That’s historic at this level of politics, a presidential candidate.”

Trump’s campaign did not respond to a request for comment.
http://www.ibtimes.com/911-conspiracy-theories-inside-lonely-lives-truthers-still-looking-their-big-break-2091474

The physical evidence from the WTC site proves that 911 was an inside job. The Bush Administration did not simply 'fail to protect' - elements within were complicit in the mass murders, and cover-up.

Related Info (MUST SEE):

911 Truth ~ Experts Speak Out


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

Benghazi Questions No One Dares Ask


Today's political theater on Capitol Hill purports to be an investigation into the attack on the US consulate in Benghazi, Libya, in 2012. Neither party will ask the real questions -- about the attack on Libya in the first place -- because they both agree on the policy.



The important point to remember is that the despite warnings, the US State Department, under Hillary, did nothing to bolster security for their people in Libya. The lies told afterward, of a violent protest that led to the killings, hid the fact that the attack was preplanned and not spontaneous.

Related Info:
 
SMOKING GUN! FOX Analyst Reports on Smoking Gun Evidence That Sinks Hillary Clinton


Was Murdered Ambassador Stevens was involved in Gun-Running to Al Qaeda


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

Radiation Sensors in Major U.S. Cities Turned Off By EPA


Environmental Protection Agency officials confirmed 99 of 135 beta-radiation sensors in its RadNet system—which monitors in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico—aren’t working and have been turned off. Officials blame electromagnetic interference from sources such as cellphone towers and said efforts to resolve the problem have been unsuccessful



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

Saturday, 24 October 2015

CrossTalk on Syria: Sulking Superpower


The sulking empire: Washington’s Syria policy lies in tatters with the Russian military making short order of illegal groups and other foreign-paid terrorists. The West's so-called “moderates” are merely a rebranding trick. Today the Beltway political caste are no longer the wizards of the universe – should we cheer, or expect more irrational behavior from them? CrossTalking with Hafsa Kara Mustapha, George Szamuely, and Sam Husseini.



The US policy in the Middle East is entirely rational from a neocon perspective - that wants to see nations in that region dismembered. The goal is chaos, increasing terrorism, and war. This is done at the expense of US personnel and people living in the region. The main beneficiary is Israel because their Nation State enemies are erased and replaced by ragtag extremist groups that the USA pretends to attack. The US military-industrial-complex is happy with this ongoing situation because they have a replacement for the Cold War.

Related Info:

West refuses to share intel on ISIS with Russia - MoD


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

Turkey’s Erdoğan Regime: Terrorism Unleashed


The October 12, 2015 terror bombing in Ankara, resulting in the death of 127 trade unionists, peace activists, Kurdish advocates and progressives, has been attributed either to the Recep Tayyip Erdoğan regime or to ISIS terrorists.

The Erdoğan regime’s ‘hypothesis’ is that ISIS or the Kurdish Workers Party (PKK) was responsible for the terrorist attack, a position echoed by all of the NATO governments and dutifully repeated by all of the Western mass media. Their most recent claim is that a Turkish member of ISIS carried out the massacre – in a ‘copy-cat action’ after his brother, blamed by the Turkish government for an earlier bombing which left 33 young pro-Kurdish activists dead in July in Suruc, on the Syrian border.

The alternative hypothesis, voiced by the majority of the Turkish opposition, is that the Erdoğan regime was directly or indirectly involved in organizing the terrorist attack or allowing it to happen.
In testing each hypothesis it is necessary to examine which of the two best accounts for the facts leading up to the killing and who benefits from the mayhem.
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Prior to and after these violent police actions against civilian demonstrators, thousands of officials and public figures were arrested, fired and investigated by the Erdoğan regime for allegedly being supporters of a legal Islamic social organization – the so-called Gülen movement.

Hundreds of journalists, human rights activists, publishers and other media workers were arrested, fired and blacklisted at the behest of the Erdoğan regime, for criticizing high level corruption in the Erdoğan cabinet.

The Erdoğan regime escalated its domestic repression of the secular opposition in order to concentrate power in the hands of an Islamist cult-ruler. This was particularly the case after the government deepened its support of thousands of foreign jihadi extremists and mercenaries streaming into Turkey on their way to the Syrian jihad.

From the beginning of the armed uprising in Syria, Turkey became the main training ground, arms depot and entry-point for armed Islamist terrorists (AIT) entering Syria. The Erdoğan regime directed the AIT to attack, dispossess and destroy the Syrian and Iraqi Kurds whose fighters had liberated a significant section of northern Syria and Iraq and served as an ‘example of self-government’ for Turkish Kurds.

The Erdoğan regime has joined the brutal Saudi monarchy in financing and arming AIT groups and especially training them in urban terror warfare against the secular government in Damascus and the Shiite regime in Baghdad. They specialized in bombing populated sites occupied by Erdogan’s enemies or the Saudi targets especially secular Kurds, leftists , trade unionists and Shiites allied with Iran.

The Erdogan regime’s intervention in Syria was motivated by its desire to expand Turkish influence (neo-Ottomanism) and to destroy the successful Kurdish autonomous government and movement in Northern Syria and Iraq.
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Failing to gain a majority in national elections because of the growth of the HDP, he proceeded with a systematic terror campaign: organizing street mobs made up of his followers in the ‘Justice and Development Party’, who burned and wrecked HDP offices and beat up activists. Erdoğan’s terror campaign culminated with the July 2015 bombing of a leftist youth meeting in Suruc whose activists were aiding Syrian Kurdish refugees and the beleaguered fighters resisting Islamist terrorists in Korbani, a large Syrian town across the border controlled by the Erdoğan-backed ISIS. Over 33 activists were murdered and 104 were wounded. Two Turkish covert intelligence officers or ‘policemen’, who knew in advance of the bombing, were captured, interrogated and executed by the PKK. This retaliation for what was widely believed to be a state-sponsored massacre provided Erdoğan with a pretext to re-launch his war on the Kurds. Erdoğan immediately declared war on both the armed and unarmed Kurdish movements.

The Erdoğan regime trotted out the claim that the Suruç terrorist attack was committed by ISIS suicide bombers, ignoring the regime’s ties to ISIS. He announced a large-scale investigation. In fact it was a perfunctory round up and release of suspects of no consequence.

If ISIS was involved in this and the Ankara massacres, it did so at the command and direction of Turkish Intelligence under orders of President Erdoğan.
http://www.globalresearch.ca/turkeys-erdogan-regime-terrorism-unleashed/5483358

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

Election Fraudster Silenced - the Hard Way


From the film FREE FOR ALL! by John Wellington Ennis http://freeforall.tv — The Man in the Middle scheme subverts election results reporting. This maneuver occurred in Ohio 2004, in the Bush-Kerry Election. The man who oversaw the Man in the Middle operation, Mike Connell, died mysteriously in a plane crash soon after giving a deposition in 2008.



The 2004 election was obviously stolen thanks to electronic vote rigging.

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

Keiser Report (E826): Empire of Debt


In this episode of the Keiser Report, Max Keiser and Stacy Herbert discuss the past which is the future for the empire of debt that is America where financial engineering is to its rule as road engineering was to the Roman one. As financial engineering fails, however, from QE to share buybacks, the imperial power erodes. In the second half, Max interviews Dmitry Orlov of ClubOrlov.blogspot.com about where he and Colonel Wilkerson agree about the signs of collapse of the silliest empire.



Orlov is wrong about Global Warming. Nevertheless, his observations about the differences between the Russian and US economies are worth noting. Presently the USA looks like it is near implosion.

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

Friday, 23 October 2015

Sibel Edmonds Exposes Exactly What Could Bring Down This Entire Corrupt System


Sibel Edmonds and Her Team have been singlehandedly covering The Real Hastert Case At Boiling Frogs Post. As we all know the complicit US media has been doing exactly the opposite: blacking out and censoring the real case together with all directly relevant facts and historical context. I believe we have a choice to make: Do we let them win again by shrugging in disgust and going away? Or do we give it our best and use every means and every channel to counter and challenge the institutionalized criminality and cover-up? Sure. They have all the mega print and TV outlets. But we have the power of numbers, resolve and persistence.

Ms. Edmonds worked as a language specialist for the FBI’s Washington Field Office. During her work with the bureau, she discovered and reported serious acts of security breaches, cover-ups, and intentional blocking of intelligence that had national security implications. After she reported these acts to FBI management, she was retaliated against and ultimately fired in March 2002. Since that time, court proceedings on her issues have been blocked by the assertion of “State Secrets Privilege”, and the Congress of the United States has been gagged and prevented from any discussion of her case through retroactive re-classification issued by the Department of Justice.



The bottom line is that those in office, like Hastert, are subject to bribes while themselves often being corrupt and therefore also subject to blackmail. Rather than crack down on these occurrence the US State and various lobby groups use this situation as a method of control. The entrenched corruption involves both Democrats and Republicans.

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

International Military Review - Syria, Oct. 21, 2015




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

Media Speculation Rife Over Russia’s Operation in Syria


From day one of Russia's air campaign in Syria the media has accused Moscow of not just bombing terrorist targets, and of causing civilian casualities.



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

YouTube, Please Restore Ad Revenue for Journalists Reporting on War & Political Conflicts




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

For the First Time, Japan Finally Admits Fukushima Radiation Caused a Former Worker’s Cancer


Despite the fact that Fukushima children are showing 50 times the normal rates of thyroid cancer, and other former employees who have come down with, in some cases, multiple types of cancer are suing TEPCO for damages in relation to the 2011 disaster, up until now neither TEPCO, nor the Japanese government have officially admitted that radiation released from the destroyed Fukushima Daiichi nuclear reactor could be responsible.

Well now Japan has officially acknowledged for the first time that a case of leukemia in one of the plant’s former workers “meets the conditions” to be recognized as caused by Fukushima radiation, according to a Japanese Ministry of Health official at a recent press conference.

This is a big deal. The Japanese government didn’t even admit this possibility when Masao Yoshida, the director of the plant at the time of the accident until six months after the fact, later died of cancer.
http://www.thedailysheeple.com/for-the-first-time-japan-finally-admits-fukushima-radiation-caused-a-former-workers-cancer_102015

The biggest problem is that the melted reactor cores are still releasing harmful fission products into the environment. Whatever the cost, a huge containment dome must be built to fully enclose the site in three dimensions.

Low level radioactive products, when ingested, will cause cancer over time. The death toll from Chernobyl has been estimated at over a million people. A higher toll is likely for Fukushima over the coming decade where we must consider that the fallout has gone into the Pacific Ocean and the Western side of North America. Large areas of Japan, including Tokyo, have also be subject to the fallout.

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

Thursday, 22 October 2015

Putin Forces Obama to Capitulate on Syria


The Russian-led military coalition is badly beating Washington’s proxies in Syria which is why John Kerry is calling for a “Time Out”.

On Monday, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry called for an emergency summit later in the week so that leaders from Russia, Turkey, Saudi Arabia and Jordan could discuss ways to avoid the “total destruction” of Syria. According to Kerry, “Everybody, including the Russians and the Iranians, have said there is no military solution, so we need to make an effort to find a political solution. This is a human catastrophe that now threatens the integrity of a whole group of countries around the region,” Kerry added.

Of course, it was never a “catastrophe” when the terrorists were destroying cities and villages across the country, uprooting half the population and transforming the once-unified and secure nation into an anarchic failed state. It only became a catastrophe when Vladimir Putin synchronized the Russian bombing campaign with allied forces on the ground who started wiping out hundreds of US-backed militants and recapturing critical cities across Western corridor. Now that the Russian airforce is pounding the living daylights out of jihadi ammo dumps, weapons depots and rebel strongholds, and the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) is tightening their grip on Aleppo, and Hezbollah is inflicting heavy casualties on Jabhat al Nusra militants and other Al Qaida-linked vermin; Kerry’s decided it’s a catastrophe. Now that the momentum of the war has shifted in favor of Syrian president Bashar al Assad, Kerry wants a “Time out”.

Keep in mind, that Putin worked tirelessly throughout the summer months to try to bring the warring parties together (including Assad’s political opposition) to see if deal could be worked out to stabilize Syria and fight ISIS. But Washington wanted no part of any Russian-led coalition. Having exhausted all the possibilities for resolving the conflict through a broader consensus, Putin decided to get directly involved by committing the Russian airforce to lead the fight against the Sunni extremists and other anti-government forces that have been tearing the country apart and paving the way for Al Qaida-linked forces to take control of the Capital. Putin’s intervention stopped the emergence of a terrorist Caliphate in Damascus. He turned the tide in the four year-long war, and delivered a body-blow to Washington’s malign strategy Now he’s going to finish the job.

Putin is not gullible enough to fall for Kerry’s stalling tactic. He’s going to kill or capture as many of the terrorists as possible and he’s not going to let Uncle Sam get in the way.

These terrorists–over 2,000 of who are from Chechnya–pose an existential threat to Russia, as does the US plan to use Islamic extremists to advance their foreign policy objectives. Putin takes the threat seriously. He knows that if Washington’s strategy succeeds in Syria, it will be used in Iran and then again in Russia. That’s why he’s decided to dump tons of money and resources into the project. That’s why his Generals have worked out all the details and come up with a rock-solid strategy for annihilating this clatter of juvenile delinquents and for restoring Syria’s sovereign borders. And that’s why he’s not going to be waved-away by the likes of mealy-mouth John Kerry. Putin is going to see this thing through to the bitter end. He’s not going to stop for anyone or anything. Winning in Syria is a matter of national security, Russia’s national security.
http://www.globalresearch.ca/putin-forces-obama-to-capitulate-on-syria/5483460

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

Correcting the Syrian War Narrative Aired on the Question and Answer Program: A Letter to Fact Check (ABC News Australia)


Hello Fact Check,

Tony Jones on QandA said for viewers to send corrections or observations to your site in relation to his guests' comments regarding the War in Syria. Having already provided information challenging the mainstream narrative of this war in the past, I will do so again, this time addressing specific points of propaganda repeated by QandA guests along with (my usual) links to evidence that clearly shows the conflict in Syria is, and always has been, a Proxy War.

A few key assumptions aired on QandA need to be addressed (deconstructed).

QandA guests wrongly painted a picture of President Assad as being responsible for the conflict - that he was essentially a butcher of civilians whose only crime was wanting democratic reforms. This is a lie. The Assad Government, from the very beginning, faced a series of violent actions sponsored by regional powers including NATO (details appear below). And although many protesters were arrested, this crackdown was relatively weak. Violence coming amidst the protest movement, on the other hand, was, and is, overlooked - at least in the western media narrative.

The majority of protesters, in early 2011, wanted speeded-up democratic reforms as a result of the Arab Spring. The problem for the Assad Government was that these protests were hijacked at a very early stage by violent elements. The Syrian Government was actually trying to placate the situation, offering concessions that included ending the Emergency Law and offering municipal elections, efforts that were undermined by unidentified snipers who fired on both protesters AND police.

We were never shown evidence to prove who these gunmen were - it has only been assumed (via propagandistic claims) that they were part of the Syrian security services. However, years later, during the Maidan protests in Ukraine, third party snipers shot at both police and protesters, facilitating the ousting of the Yanukovych Government. In both instances these actions looked designed to foment conflict, fostering division, rather than simply oppressing the aspirations of one side.

The biggest overlooked issue from early 2011 is the fact that "armed gangs" really did hijack the democracy movement, killing police and soldiers in various incidents. A recent article appearing at Global Research provided a history of various incidents showing that what occurred did not simply constitute the suppression of peaceful protesters:

“Moderate Terrorists”. Deconstructing the NATO Narrative on Syria. “Leftists” Keep the Myth Alive: http://www.globalresearch.ca/moderate-terrorists-deconstructing-the-nato-narrative-on-syria-leftists-keep-the-myth-alive/5481513

Another fact is that the NATO base at Incirlik, a military facility, was confirmed as being an 'organising area' for opposition forces in Syria from at least May 2011 http://www.boilingfrogspost.com/2011/11/21/bfp-exclusive-syria-secret-us-nato-training-support-camp-to-oust-current-syrian-president/

Juxapose this with claims from people like General Wesley Clark, who stated in 2003, that Syria was on a target list of seven countries destined for regime change, according to plans devised in late 2001.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9RC1Mepk_Sw

The journalist Seymour Hersh, in his famous 2007 article 'The Redirection', appearing in The New Yorker, confirmed what General Clark stated earlier writing that "The U.S. has also taken part in clandestine operations aimed at Iran and its ally Syria. A by-product of these activities has been the bolstering of Sunni extremist groups that espouse a militant vision of Islam and are hostile to America and sympathetic to Al Qaeda."
http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2007/03/05/the-redirection

Then in 2013, the former French Foreign Minister, Roland Dumas, appearing on national television, stated that he was approached by British officials for his co-operation in organising a rebel intervention in Syria two years before violence erupted in the country.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kz-s2AAh06I

In 2015 there appeared the declassified US Defence Intelligence Agency documents from Aug 2012, that admitted "the West, Gulf Countries and Turkey" were supporting 'Salafists, the Muslim Brotherhood and Al Qaeda in Iraq' (ISIS) in the war in Syria - following the same policy Hersh had outlined in his 2007 article.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=imb_Q3-0EqA

The fact of the matter is that the Assad Government was fighting against external forces who were supporting violent elements intent on overthrowing the Government. There was nothing democratic about such the actions of these proxy-force sponsoring countries.

Returning to specific claims of the Syrian Government conducting massacres against civilians, notably in locations such as Homs and Houla. These incidents proved to be the work of the extremists, who had been committing all manner of atrocities during the early years of the conflict.

For instance, the Houla massacre of 2012 was shown, by the conservative German newspaper Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, to be the work of the Free Syrian Army, where the civilian victims, who supported the Government, had been knifed to death.
http://www.michaelsherlock.org/forum/general-atrocities/syria-atrocities/

In later massacres conducted in 2013 we again find that the rebels were responsible. The article 'Media Disinformation and Coverup of Atrocities Committed by US Sponsored Syria Rebels' goes into some detail -  http://rinf.com/alt-news/breaking-news/media-disinformation-and-coverup-of-atrocities-committed-by-us-sponsored-syria-rebels/70750/

In 2014 there appeared a story claiming that Assad had been conducting a 'Holcaust-like' program from 2011 to at least 2013. The source and analysis of the photographic evidence was sponsored by the Government of Qatar, a backer of extremist forces in the proxy war, and the photos do not conclusively prove the involvement of the Syrian Government.
http://www.activistpost.com/2014/10/7-reasons-to-doubt-latest-holocaust.html

On the other hand it can be proved that the rebel (extremist) side, for the most part, was terrorising people, and displacing them from their homes. Numerous reports from the victims back up this account. This narrative is confirmed by Irish Nobel Peace Laureate Mairead Maguire who told of what she witnessed during a fact finding tour of refugee camps.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=msA35ATXol8 A further review of the available online evidence reinforces this narrative.

It is only the western mainstream media, and our political leaders, via selective reporting and unsubstantiated claims, that are pushing the idea that the majority of people left because of the 'tyrannical Syrian Government'. What we find missing from numerous western TV stories that deal with Syrian refugees is the question: "what caused you to leave?" Such questions, are almost nowhere to be found, and the replies often buried under a mountain of 'anti-Assad' propaganda. 

Another critical point that must be remembered is that the Western media has a history of pushing gross misrepresentations (knowingly or otherwise) when it comes to war. Just consider the WMD fiasco in the lead up to the 2003 Iraq War.

In relation to deliberate media misrepresentations, concerning 'Assad's forces deliberately targeting civilians', we find the case of 'Danny from Syria' who was caught lying about various bombardments and the conditions in the country during 2012. (see Caught: Staged CNN Syria Interviews Faked By Activist Danny) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3lWB5ssifTg

This incident, and the other distortions already covered so far, proves that the western media narrative concerning this conflict is a false one has probably never been corrected in the minds of many Syrian War observers, which would include the QandA guests.

Perhaps the biggest unaddressed albatross, when it comes to the vilification of the Syrian Government, is the claim that Assad used chemical weapons on his own people. Again, this is another lie. It is a transparent lie when we consider actual analysis of the various chemical weapons incidents, coming from the UN and other sources.

We know from the early chemical weapons attacks, before the August 2013 sarin incident in Ghouta, that the UN, via statements made by Carla Del Ponte, considered that the rebels had used chemical weapons in the war. http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-22424188

The telegraph reported in 2013 on the Khan al Assal chemical attacks in which Syrian soldiers were victims.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/middleeast/syria/9950036/Syria-chemical-weapons-finger-pointed-at-jihadists.html

In relation to the infamous August 21st chemical attack on Ghouta we find - summarised in the article
'New Data Raise Further Doubt on Official View of August 21 Gas Attack in Syria'  - that the poison gas shell was fired from rebel held areas.
http://rinf.com/alt-news/breaking-news/new-data-raise-doubt-official-view-august-21-gas-attack-syria/

A later 2013 United Nations Syrian chemical weapons report pointed out that four previous sarin gas attacks targeted Syrian soldiers and civilains and not rebels thereby exposing the Washington rhetoric that 'Assad's forces' had been responsible.  http://rinf.com/alt-news/breaking-news/un-syrian-chemical-weapons-report-exposes-washingtons-lies/

Taking into account these false chemical weapons accusations, and the lies being pushed about various civilian massacres, one must also reconsider often repeated claims made about 'barrel bombing civilians'.

Nothing much is said when the US causes 'collateral damage' whilst it is engaged in bombing suspected terrorists. The same thing is occurring with barrel munitions used by the Syrian Army. There is no evidence to show they are deliberately targeting civilians any more that the United States does. Using large bombs to hit extremists that are holed up under cover in urban areas is a logical strategy. Simply bombing civilians does not make any sense.
http://www.globalresearch.ca/obamas-ludicrous-barrel-bomb-theme-singling-out-assad/5478928

Fact Check, the information I have relayed here is easily found. Journalists and researchers covering the war should be made aware of this material and the argument appearing in this essay.

Tony Jones, and other media presenters need to be adequately informed, so they can challenge their guests, to correct them when they are mistaken. Other guests, that are more knowledgeable about the true nature of the Proxy War - as opposed to the ill-informed parade of commentators that regularly appear - should appear on QandA in the interests of balance (at the very least!).

Didn't anyone at ABC understand the significance of journalist Robert Fisk statements (he was interviewed on Lateline) when he reported there were no significant moderate forces in the Syria, and that Saudi Arabia, Turkey and the US were aiding the extremists? He was talking about the proxy nature of the war. Here are links to the Lateline interviews: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RmAO6G4781c and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mIyg7xaLGTY

Here are some further points of evidence to consider that highlight the foreign, Nation State, involvement in the War and related propaganda:

1. General Wesley Clark: "We use radical Islamists for foreign policy objectives"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y-id_x6Fh3c

2. ISIS was given training in anti-tank weapons use by US, UK and French advisers according to Der Spiegel and The Guardian newspapers in early 2013.
http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/03/10/us-syria-crisis-rebels-usa-idUSBRE9290FI20130310

3. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights is London based propaganda http://spookyweather.blogspot.com.au/2015/10/who-is-behind-syrian-observatory-for.html

4. German TV Report: How Turkey Arms and Sends Wahhabi Jihadists into Syria
http://spookyweather.blogspot.com.au/2013/09/german-report-how-turkey-arms-and-sends.html

5. German TV report on Trucks and Jihadist fighers crossing unhindered over the Turkish border
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZPE_7y4zw64

Here are two concise Summary videos concerning the war from leading alternative news sources:

Media Lies While Syrians Die: Media Disinformation and the Syrian War - video summary of various events and how the media has manipulated the public's perceptions
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0KFpaU9PC8o

The Covert Origins of ISIS - another summary of the proxy war
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oMjXbuj7BPI

Fact Check, please note that I have sent many letters to the ABC, over a number of years, highlighting evidence showing that the war is a proxy conflict, that the Syrian Government has been fighting proxy forces from the very beginning, and that this situation would likely not exist if not for outside intervention. Implicit in my letters is the problem with your overall 'Assad the tyrant' narrative. This time I have spelled out the exact issues with various points of 'evidence' (propaganda) that supports the assumption that 'Assad is killing his own people'.

As a mainstream media source you have the power to influence events. Please remember that by not reporting the truth about the conflict in Syria you help facilitate the ongoing proxy war. Change the narrative.
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This is a recent letter from September of this year (2015) to the 7:30 program outlining my oft repeated argument that seemingly falls on deaf ears at the ABC:

LETTER RECAP: Get Your Facts Right about the Proxy War In Syria - You are Aiding Genocide: Another Letter to the Australian 7:30 News Program

Dear Leigh and the 7:30 team,

In an interview with the Prime Minister you showed you have no clue about various facts pertaining to the proxy war in Syria.

You cast the Syrian Government as a leading cause of the refugee crisis whereas interviews with refugees themselves and early reports from a fact finding tour involving Irish Noble Peace winner Mairead Maguire showed they had almost all run away because of the extremists. What we find missing in the mainstream news reports are interviews with refugees where they are asked why they left the country. Why is this not a standard question?

You also seem to accept that the Assad Government used chemical weapons - which is false. A UN team, under Carla Del Ponte, investigated early attacks using sarin gas and found that the rebels were the perpetrators. With the August 2013 sarin attack in Ghouta, the UN never ruled on who was responsible. Analysis at MIT in the US showed the rebels were the most likely culprits. Did you simply believe the US rhetoric on this issue where they claimed they had evidence but never showed it, or released the information to the UN?

Furthermore, you seem to think that unseating Assad using 'moderate' forces is a good strategy. The problem is that the leading fighting forces in the conflict are all extremist and that the few moderates, that Middle East correspondent Robert Fisk thinks are a "myth", openly admit cooperating with both Al Nusra and ISIS terrorists. The Obama Administration, despite evidence of this cooperation, continued to support them!

If the Assad Government falls, these extremists will take control of the entire country - likely fighting among themselves, to create a situation not unlike the failed state of Libya.

What the hell are you doing? You are factually incorrect on a number of levels. You are promoting war propaganda and aiding genocide.

And what have you done regarding the evidence showing direct western involvement in aiding the extremists as part of a plan to topple Assad?

Journalist Seymour Hersh writing in 2007 said that the US had a plan to target Iran and Syria, as did ex General Wesley Clark who recently stated that the US uses extremists for foreign policy objectives.

Why have you not covered the recently declassified US DIA documents, from Aug 2012, that state "The West, Gulf Countries, and Turkey" were supporting Salafist, the Muslim Brotherhood, and Al Qaeda in Iraq (ISIS) against the Syrian Government ? - which was confirmed by former DIA director Michael Flynn.

Why have you ignored the fact that the Turkish border is wide open and that ISIS and other terrorist groups are free go back and forth as they please? German DW TV filmed trucks and foreign fighters moving across the frontier and there was no sign of the Turkish military. What is the CIA doing about the situation?

Because you failed to have a factual understanding concerning what is essentially a proxy war in Syria, you did not ask the hard questions of our Prime Minister. You gave him, and other western leaders, a free pass to continue their present ineffective strategy which will likely, and deliberately, morph into an attack on the Syrian Army. You did nothing to tell your viewers about the proxy nature of the war.

If ISIS is to be stopped, their supply lines through Turkey must be closed and direct support given to the Syrian Government. The present US air campaign, according to many military blogs (SNAFU, Eric Palmer Defence) is a joke. Officially it is now being recognised that the Pentagon's (CENTCOM) bomb damage assessments and accounts of their actions are not credible.

I am dismayed that, being a news organisation, you are unaware of such factual material. This information can change the course of the war and yet you act as if it does not exist.

Please consider this message an official complaint.
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Related Info:

‘Assad regime did us no harm’ – Syrian refugees in Lebanon blame ISIS for their fate 


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

Canadians Vote For 4 More Years of Oligarchy


Canadians enthusiastically lined up on Monday to vote in yet another term of Bilderberg crony oligarchical globalist government. Joining us in the election hangover to dissect the propaganda and unmask the Trudeau deception is Dan Dicks of PressForTruth.ca.



So far Trudeau has withdrawn from the US bombing campaign in the Middle East. Otherwise this new PM looks like he will play to corporate crony interests. He'll sign up to the corporate trade deals and other scams.

A good promise he has made, apart from 'legalising' marijuana, is to axe the defective F-35.

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

Keiser Report (E825): Those Confused Investors!


In this episode of the Keiser Report, Max Keiser and Stacy Herbert discuss confused investors, confused voters and confused central bankers, all who hope that credit will save the GDP day one day. In the second half, Max interviews Egon von Greyerz of GoldSwitzerland.com about negative interest rates and the hoard of gold heading to China.



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

Wednesday, 21 October 2015

International Military Review & Analysis – Syria-Iraq Battlespace




The Syrian Army, with Iranian and Hezbollah support, and Russian air cover, is pushing back the terrorists on all fronts. The video above shows a general offensive is underway. Other sources indicate that a major focus will be in the Aleppo area, to the North, whereby the border with Turkey can be closed to stop ISIS being resupplied.

Related Info:

Robert Fisk - Turkey and Saudi Arabia directly support ISIS, the US conducts a fake air campaign


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

Finkelstein: Stabbings in West Bank Mean Despair, First Intifada Started Same Way, Goal is to End illegal Gaza Siege


RT discusses the new outbreak of violence in the West Bank with American political scientist Norman Finkelstein.





The oppressive Israeli occupation is illegal and it must be ended. That is the crux of the matter.

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

Two Secrets US Gov Desperate to Keep - Michael Rivero


Brits Admit Swine Flu Caused Brain Damage, Sanders protects Hillary for the good of the Washington Establishment, negative interest rates ..
Guest's website: http://whatreallyhappened.com



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

Why The Mainstream Media Doesn't Want You To Know What Happened In Iceland


Recently, Iceland has prosecuted and jailed three more bankers involved in the Icelandic financial crash of 2008. This is great news, but Lee asks, why aren’t we doing the same? Lee follows up with shocking facts surrounding the number of U.S. bankers arrested and who we are willing to go after.



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

Tuesday, 20 October 2015

CrossTalk: Russia's Outlook


What are the primary principles that form Russia’s foreign policy? In the West, publics are repeatedly told Russia is an aggressive state – is there any evidence to back up this claim? And finally, what about the role of diplomacy? CrossTalking with Nicolai Petro, Mark Sleboda, and Gilbert Doctorow.



Russia is going back to respecting sovereign rights of the nations around the world in opposition to  Western hegemonic doctrine.

This is an important video that outlines the fundamental thinking behind Russian strategy on the world stage. However, the overall discussion misses out on a key point concerning US foreign policy, and that is those involved in running it are either neoconservatives, or captured by their heinous agenda.

Related Info:

The Neocon Agenda


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

New Leaked Documents Reveal Shocking Info About Profiling Assassination Targets


The Intercept series "The Drone Papers" exposes the inner workings of how the drone war is waged, from how targets are identified to who decides to kill. They expose a number of flaws, including that strikes have resulted in large part from electronic communications data, or "signals intelligence," that officials acknowledge is unreliable. The documents reveal that targets were identified due to "so-called Arab features," which includes being "taller than everyone else," says Scahill. An investigative journalist, Sean Naylor, in his new book, "Relentless Stike," tells a story of this method being used. Scahill explains, "how they struck a target because he was taller than the other people around him, and they thought that he—that that meant that he was sort of an Arab or a foreign fighter. And it turned out that he was of average size and that the people around him were children."



88% of the targets hit were not the intended target. These are random acts of murder from the air designed to sow the seeds of instability - to foster a 'war on terror' that only benefits the military industrial complex and the interests of the neocons. The CIA even pointed out that the drone strike strategy is counter-productive, and yet it is continued.

If any other country did what the US has done, there would be calls for war crimes trials.

Citizens of the world DO act as sheep when they are told the authority figure is acting righteously, even when a basic consideration of the facts shows otherwise. This is a problem when it comes to many issues.

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

Hastert Reaches Plea Deal to Cover Up Case


In a move that should surprise absolutely no one, disgraced former House Speaker Dennis Hastert has reached a plea deal to keep the details of his case sealed for good. Given that prosecutors wanted the details under wraps and the Judge donated to Hastert's campaigns on multiple occasions, was there any doubt this would happen? Stay tuned to BoilingFrogsPost.com and CorbettReport.com for more details about the case, what really happened and what it really means.



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

Misunderstandings About Jerusalem's Temple Mount


While it has not been widely published, it assuredly has been known for more than 40 years that the 45-acre, well-fortified place that has been mistakenly called the "Temple Mount" was really the Roman fortress—the Antonia—that Herod built. The Dome of the Rock and al-Aqsa Mosque are contained within these walls. The area is called the Haram Al-Sharif in Arabic.

The discovery that this area had once been the great Roman fortress came as a shock to the scholarly community, which had believed for many years that this ancient fortress was the place where the temple had been. This news was preceded by another shock, when the English archaeologist Kathleen Kenyon discovered in 1962 that the entire City of David in the past had been only that little rock ridge on the western bank of the Kidron Valley. Less than 10 years later the historian Benjamin Mazar learned that the Haram had undoubtedly been the Roman fortress.

In biblical times the Haram was not a sacred place. Instead it was the place that Orthodox Jews considered defiled and the most despised place in the world. Within these walls were found no remnants of any of the earlier temples but rather an image of Mars, the Roman god of war. The 1st century Jewish Roman historian Titus Flavius Josephus said the Romans always kept a whole legion of soldiers (5,000-6,000) there, and that there were stones in its walls that were 30 feet long, 15 feet thick, and 71/2 feet high. While excavating the area, Mazar found these very stones there in the Haram—not in the temple.

He and the local Muslims also discovered there three inscriptions, honoring the Roman leaders in the war of A.D. 66-72—Vespasian, Titus, and Silva—and Hadrian in the war of A.D. 132-135, for their success in defeating the Jews in the wars. Appropriate inscriptions for a Roman fortress, but impossible for a temple that had been destroyed in A.D. 70—65 years before the inscriptions had been made. Mazar shared these insights freely with other participants in the excavation, such as Herbert Armstrong and Ernest Martin.

Mazar also knew at once that the temple instead was stationed 600 feet farther south and 200 feet lower in altitude, on Mount Ophel, where the Spring of Siloam poured tons of water under the threshold of the temple every minute (Ezek 47:1), after which the water was distributed wherever it was needed. This marvelous little City of David was unique in having running water 3,000 years ago. Aristeas, Tacitus and 1 Enoch tell of the inexhaustible spring water system that was indescribably well developed, gushing tons of water into the temple area for sacrifices. Hezekiah's tunnel directed water under Mount Ophel to the Pool of Siloam.

Herod's fortress, on the other hand, was unequipped for sacrifices, because it had only 37 cisterns to provide water in the Haram.

After two violent wars with Rome, the City of David was so completely destroyed that it could not be recognized as a city. The Roman emperor Hadrian decreed that it would be used as an area where the Upper City could dump trash and garbage. It continued in that condition for hundreds of years. The Upper City developed, and people forgot what a marvelous little city this had once been. They simply guessed where strategic locations in the City of David must have been in the Upper City.
http://www.wrmea.org/2011-august/misunderstandings-about-jerusalem-s-temple-mount.html

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

TPP vs China on the 2D Chessboard - Asia-Pacific Perspective


Welcome back to The Asia-Pacific Perspective, where James Corbett of corbettreport.com and Broc West of apperspective.net bring you the latest news from the Asia-Pacific region.
STORY 1: Will China Joins Forces Against The #TPP?
STORY 2: Controversial Australian Data-Retention Laws 'Unlikely To Prevent Crime'



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

Monday, 19 October 2015

You Won't Believe The SHOCKING Truth About the Iraq War Revealed in AMAZING New Memo!!!


As the same establishment press that sold the public the Iraq WMD lies "breaks" the "news" that Bush and Blair planned the invasion in advance, James Corbett shows the documents we've had for a decade telling us the exact same thing. And people wonder why trust in media is at an all-time low...



James Corbett provides further points of evidence, including the famous Downing Street Memo, information already in the public domain, that proves the Iraq War was an aggressive plot - a War Crime. We've known for years about the criminality of leaders in London and Washington. Arrests are long overdue.

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