Thursday, 31 December 2015

Why WWIII Is On The Horizon — Paul Craig Roberts


The collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991 gave birth to a dangerous American ideology called neoconservativism. The Soviet Union had served as a constraint on US unilateral action. With the removal of this constraint on Washington, neoconservatives declared their agenda of US world hegemony. America was now the “sole superpower,” the “unipower,” that could act without restraint anywhere in the world.

The Washington Post neoconservative journalist Charles Krauthammer summed up the “new reality” as follows:

“We have overwheming global power. We are history’s designated custodians of the international system. When the Soviet Union fell, something new was born, something utterly new–a unipolar world dominated by a single superpower unchecked by any rival and with decisive reach in every corner of the globe. This is a stagering new development in history, not seen since the fall of Rome. Even Rome was no model for what America is today.”

The staggering unipolar power that history has given to Washington has to be protected at all costs. In 1992 top Pentagon official Undersecretary Paul Wolfowitz penned the Wolfowitz Doctrine, which became the basis for Washington’s foreign policy.

The Wolfowitz Doctrine states that the “first objective” of American foreign and military policy is “to prevent the re-emergence of a new rival, either on the territory of the former Soviet Union or elsewhere, that poses a threat [to US unilateral action] on the order of that posed formerly by the Soviet Union. This is a dominant consideration underlying the new regional defense strategy and requires that we endeavor to prevent any hostile power from dominating a region whose resources would, under consolidated control, be sufficient to generate global power.” (A “hostile power” is a country sufficiently strong to have a foreign policy independent from Washington’s.)

The unilateral assertion of American power begin in ernest during the Clinton regime with the interventions in Yugoslavia, Serbia, Kosovo, and the no-fly zone imposed on Iraq. In 1997 the neoconservatives penned their “Project for a New American Century.” In 1998, three years prior to 9/11, the neoconservatives sent a letter to President Clinton calling for regime change in Iraq and “the removal of Saddam Hussein from power.” Neoconservatives set out their program for removing seven governments in five years. http://www.globalresearch.ca/we-re-going-to-take-out-7-countries-in-5-years-iraq-syria-lebanon-libya-somalia-sudan-iran/5166

The events of September 11, 2001, are regarded by informed people as “the new Pearl harbor” that the neoconservatives said was necessary in order to begin their wars of conquest in the Middle East. Paul O’Neil, President George W. Bush’s first Treasury Secretary, has stated pubicly that the agenda of President Bush’s first meeting with his cabinet was the invasion of Iraq. This invasion was planned prior to 9/11. Since 9/11 Washington has destroyed in whole or part eight countries and now confronts Russia both in Syria and Ukraine.

Russia cannot allow a jihadist Caliphate to be established in an area comprising Syria/Iraq, because it would be a base for exporting destabilization into Muslim parts of the Russian Federation. Henry Kissinger himself has stated this fact, and it is clear enough to any person with a brain. However, the power-crazed fanatical neoconservatives, who have controlled the Clinton, Bush, and Obama regimes, are so absorbed in their own hubris and arrogance that they are prepared to push Russia to the point of having their Turkish puppet shoot down a Russian airplane and to overthrow the democratically-elected government in Ukraine that was on good terms with Russia, substituting in its place an American puppet government.

With this background, we can understand that the dangerous situation facing the world is the product of the neoconservative’s arrogant policy of US world hegemony. The failures of judgment and the dangers in the Syrian and Ukrainian conflicts are themselves the consequences of the neoconservative ideology.

To perpetuate American hegemony, the neoconservatives threw away the guarantees that Washington gave Gorbachev that NATO would not move one inch to the East. The neoconservatives pulled the US out of the ABM Treaty, which specified that neither the US nor Russia would develop and deploy anti-ballistic missiles. The neoconservatives re-wrote US war doctrine and elevated nuclear weapons from their role as a retaliatory force to a pre-emptive first strike force. The neoconservatives began putting ABM bases on Russia’s borders, claiming that the bases were for the purpose of protecting Europe from non-existent Iranian nuclear ICBMs.

Russia and Russia’s president, Vladimir Putin, have been demonized by neoconservatives and their puppets in the US government and media. For example, Hillary Clinton, a candidate for the Democratic nomination for president, declared Putin to be “the new Hitler.” A former CIA official called for Putin’s assassination. Presidential candidates in both parties are competing in terms of who can be the most aggressive toward Russia and the most insulting toward Russia’s president.
 
The effect has been to destroy the trust between nuclear powers. The Russian government has learned that Washington does not respect Washington’s own laws, much less international law, and that Washington cannot be trusted to keep any agreement. This lack of trust, together with the aggression toward Russia spewing from Washington and the presstitute media and echoing in the idiotic European capitals, has established the ground for nuclear war. As NATO (essentially the US) has no prospect of defeating Russia in conventional war, much less defeating an alliance of Russia and China, war will be nuclear.

To avoid war, Putin is non-provocative and low-key in his responses to Western provocations. Putin’s responsible behavior, however, is misinterpreted by neoconervatives as a sign of weakness and fear. The neoconservatives tell President Obama to keep the pressure on Russia, and Russia will give in. However, Putin has made it clear that Russia will not give in. Putin has sent this message on many occasions. For example, on September 28, 2015, at the 70th anniversary of the United Nations, Putin said that Russia can no longer tolerate the state of affairs in the world. Two days later Putin took command of the war against ISIS in Syria.

The European governments, especially Germany and the UK, are complicit in the move toward nuclear war. These two American vassal states enable Washington’s reckless aggression toward Russia by repeating Washington’s propaganda and supporting Washington’s sanctions and interventions against other countries. As long as Europe remains nothing but an extension of Washington, the prospect of Armegeddon will continue to rise.

At this point in time, nuclear war can only be avoided in two ways. One way is for Russia and China to surrender and accept Washington’s hegemony. The other way is for an independent leader in Germany, the UK, or France to rise to office and withdraw from NATO. That would begin a stampede to leave NATO, which is Washington’s prime tool for causing conflict with Russia and, thereby, is the most dangerous force on earth to every European country and to the entire world. If NATO continues to exist, NATO together with the neoconservative ideology of American hegemony will make nuclear war inevitable.
http://www.paulcraigroberts.org/2015/12/28/why-wwiii-is-on-the-horizon-paul-craig-roberts/

Dr Roberts has pointed out in interviews that there is also (perhaps more likely) a danger of an accidental nuclear attack. During the Cold War there were a number of instances where this could have happened, but cool heads prevented calamity. In today's era, the chances of averting an accidental nuclear attack have diminished. This is another reason why all neocons and their networks must be removed from positions of power.

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

Syrian Ceasefire or Maybe Not - Ryan Dawson




Good assessment of the real situation in Syria - it is a US-backed proxy war.

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

International Military Review - Syria-Iraq Battlespace, Dec. 29-30






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Keiser Report (E855): Why Not an Edible City? Winter Why Nots


In this special Winter Why Not? episode of the Keiser Report, Max Keiser and Stacy Herbert talk to Liam Halligan about the housing crisis in London and ask: Why not a UK Land Corporation? In the second half, Max and Stacy talk to Debra Solomon about urban forests as they ask: Why not an edible city?



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

Wednesday, 30 December 2015

‘A Game of Cards’: Seymour Hersh Nails Obama & Kerry’s Take on Assad


RT Correspondent Anya Parampil talks with Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Seymour Hersh about his latest bombshell piece in the London Review of Books. The article, titled “Military to Military” alleges, based on sources within the military, that the Joint Chiefs of Staff and Defense Intelligence Agency advised President Obama against an “Assad must go” policy back in 2013, fearing if Assad fell the country would plunge into utter chaos or into the hands of extremists. When the Obama Administration seemed to ignore the advice, according to Hersh’s sources the Joint Chiefs began sharing intelligence with Russia, Germany, and Israel with the understanding it would be sent to the Assad regime and aide its fight against ISIS and other extremists groups. In the interview, Hersh discusses the implications of his story, the US’s relationship with Turkey, and why the mainstream media is quick to attack him.



The problem with Seymour Hersh's view is that he does not consider that actors, like the puppets Obama and Kerry, are knowing accomplices to a neocon policy aimed at destroying powerful countries in the Middle East. The levels of dissent at high political levels are likely theatre, whereas dissent at various levels in the military ("I will not fight for Al Qaeda in Syria") are real, but only go so far. If the neocon agenda is pushed too far the public relations battle would be undermined. The idea that the US is only pretending to no longer want the removal of President Assad, as pointed out by Hersh, is nevertheless correct (and obviously so considering various public statements), as is his basic point about US sponsored arms ending up with extremists.

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International Military Review – Syria, Yemen Dec. 28






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War Crimes: Israeli Planes Spray Crop-killing Chemicals on Gaza Farms


Israeli occupation planes have sprayed crop-killing chemicals on farmlands across besieged Gaza Strip, killing off crops in the coastal enclave.

It is the third time the Israeli occupation planes have targeted Gaza farms, killing massive amounts of crops,

An estimated 371 acres of farming land in central Gaza and 50 acres of land in eastern Khan Younis have been affected.

Farmers in Johr al-Deek, south of Gaza city, Al-Qarara town, north of Khan Yunis, and Wadi Al-Salqa agricultural town, south of Deir al-Balah, complained of the effects of the Israeli unknown chemicals on their crops.
http://www.globalresearch.ca/war-crimes-israeli-planes-spray-crop-killing-chemicals-on-gaza-farms/5498127

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

No Recovery Whatsoever - Paul Craig Roberts


Former Assistant Treasury Secretary Dr. Paul Craig Roberts says, “There has been no recovery whatsoever. . . . If you look at the economy realistically, and that means you don’t use their phony numbers, there has been no recovery whatsoever and, in fact, it continues to worsen. We see that the “Labor Force Participation Rate” continues to sink. . . . When you consider the full measure of unemployment . . . we still have an unemployment rate of 23% after 7 years of an alleged recovery? I think this is the first so-called recovery where the labor force fell. Normally, when you have a recovery, people re-enter the labor force and the participation rate rises.”



The second half of this clip deals with the fact that the west (USA) is supporting ISIS and trying to undermine Russia in order to maintain global hegemony.

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

Tuesday, 29 December 2015

MUST-SEE DOCUMENTARY: How Big Oil Conquered the World


From farm to pharmaceutical, diesel truck to dinner plate, pipeline to plastic product, it is impossible to think of an area of our modern-day lives that is not effected by the oil industry. The story of oil is the story of the modern world. And this is the story of those who helped shape that world, and how the oil-igarchy they created is on the verge of monopolizing life itself.



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

MEDIEVAL FORMULA: The monks hid the recipe for the strongest natural antibiotic!


The formula dates back to medieval Europe from the time when people are suffering from all kinds of diseases and epidemics. This tonic is in fact the antibiotic which is kills gram-positive and gram-negative bacteria.

It also has potent antiviral and antifungal formula, increases blood circulation and lymph flow in all parts of the body. It is an excellent remedy against candida. This Tonic has helped many people to heal many viral, bacterial, parasitic and fungal diseases.

The secret is the powerful combination of high quality natural and fresh ingredients.

Ingredients:
700 ml apple cider vinegar (always use organic)
¼ cup finely chopped garlic
¼ cup finely chopped onion
2 fresh hot chillies (be careful with cleaning - wear gloves)
¼ cup grated ginger
2 tablespoons grated horseradish
2 tsp turmeric powder or 2 pieces of turmeric root

Preparation:
Combine all ingredients in a bowl except vinegar.
http://srbin.info/2015/12/27/srednjovekovna-formula-monasi-krili-recept-za-najjaci-prirodni-antibiotik/


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

Monday, 28 December 2015

The Dirty War on Syria: Washington Supports the Islamic State (ISIS)


It is certainly true that prominent ISIS leaders were held in US prisons. The Afghan recruiter for ISIS, Abdul Rahim Muslim Dost, spent three years in the US prison at Guantanamo (Bienaimé 2015). ISIS leader, Ibrahim al-Badri (aka Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi) is said to have been held for between one and two years at Camp Bucca in Iraq (Giovanni 2014). In 2006, as al-Baghdadi and others were released, the Bush administration announced its plan for a ‘New Middle East’, a plan which would employ sectarian violence as part of a process of ‘creative destruction’ in the region (Nazemroaya 2006). While there have been claims that al-Baghdadi is a CIA or Mossad trained agent, these have not yet been backed up with evidence.
 
Nevertheless, according to Seymour Hersh’s article, ‘The Redirection’, the US planned to make use of ‘moderate Sunni states’, in particular the Saudis, to contain alleged ‘Shiia gains’ in Iraq brought about by the 2003 US invasion. These ‘moderate Sunni’ forces would carry out clandestine operations to weaken Iran and Hezbollah, key enemies of Israel (Hersh 2007). This plan brought the Saudis and Israel closer as, for somewhat different reasons, both fear Iran.
 
In mid-2012, US intelligence reported two important facts about the violence in Syria. Firstly, most of the armed ‘insurgency’ was being driven by extremist al Qaeda groups, and second, the sectarian aim of those groups was ‘exactly’ what the US and its allies wanted. The DIA wrote:
‘The Salafist, the Muslim Brotherhood and AQI are the major forces driving the insurgency in Syria … There is the possibility of establishing a declared or undeclared Salafist principality in eastern Syria (Hasaka and Der Zor), and this is exactly what the supporting powers [The West, Gulf monarchies and Turkey] to the [Syrian] opposition want, in order to isolate the Syrian regime’ (DIA 2012).
The US also observed (and certainly did not stop) the channelling of arms from Benghazi in Libya to ‘al Qaeda groups’ in Syria, in August 2012. These arms were detailed as including 500 Sniper rifles, 100 RPG launchers with 300 rounds and 400 howitzers missiles, of 125mm and 155mm calibre, all shipped to the Ports of Banias and Borj Islam, in Syria (Judicial Watch 2015). According to Michael Flynn, the former head of the DIA, and consistent with that intelligence, President Obama made a ‘wilful decision’ to support al Qaeda, the Muslim Brotherhood and other ‘jihadist’ groups (Newman 2015). This all confirms motive, complicity and consistency of the process, from the early days of the Syrian conflict, building on former President Bush’s ‘New Middle East’ plan. Washington covertly approved the arming of al Qaeda groups in Syria, seeing its own advantage in that.
 
Probably the most convincing confirmation of US complicity with its terrorist ‘enemy’ has been the admissions from several senior officials that their main regional allies have financed ISIS. Those officials include the US Vice-President, the head of the US Armed Forces and the Chair of the US Armed Forces Committee. In September 2014 General Martin Dempsey, head of the US military, told a Congressional hearing ‘I know major Arab allies who fund [ISIS]’ (Rothman 2014). Senator Lindsey Graham, of the Armed Services Committee, responded with a justification, ‘They fund them because the Free Syrian Army couldn’t fight [Syrian President] Assad, they were trying to beat Assad’ (Rothman 2014; Washington’s Blog 2014). These were honest, if criminal, admissions.
 
The next month, US Vice President Joe Biden went a step further, explaining that Turkey, Qatar, the UAE and Saudi Arabia ‘were so determined to take down Assad … they poured hundreds of millions of dollars and tens, thousands of tons of weapons into anyone who would fight against Assad … [including] al Nusra and al Qaeda and extremist elements of jihadis coming from other parts of the world … [and then] this outfit called ISIL’ (RT 2014; Usher 2014). Once again, these were consistent and credible admissions, except that Biden sought to exempt the US from this operation by blaming key allies. That caveat is simply not credible. The Saudis in particular are politically dependent on Washington and could not mount any major initiative without US approval. Not only that, the US systematically controls, by purchase contract and re-export license, the use of its weapons (Export.Gov 2015).
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In December, Adib Al-Shishakli, representative at the Gulf Cooperation Council of the exile ‘Syrian National Coalition’, said ‘opposition fighters’ were ‘increasingly joining’ ISIS ‘for financial reasons’ (Zayabi 2014). In that same month, the Al Yarmouk Shuhada Brigades, backed and trained for two years by US officers, were reported as defecting to ISIS, which had by this time began to establish a presence in Syria’s far south (OSNet 2014). Then, over 2014-2015, three thousand ‘moderate rebels’ from the US-backed ‘Harakat Hazzm’ collapsed into Jabhat al Nusra, taking a large stock of US arms including anti-tank weapons with them (Fadel 2015a). Video posted by al-Nusra showed these weapons being used to take over the Syrian military bases, Wadi Deif and Hamidiyeh, in Idlib province (Bacchi 2015). Debka File, a site linked to Israeli intelligence, says the heavy weaponry provided to the Syrian ‘opposition’ by the USA, Israel, the Saudis, Jordan, Turkey and Qatar includes tanks, armoured vehicles, rockets launchers, machine-guns, anti-aircraft weapons and ‘at least four types of anti-tank weapons’ (Debka 2015). The scale and consistency of the ‘defections’ strongly suggests management to channel these arms, along with fighters, to make ISIS the best equipped group. A similar conclusion was noted by US Senator John Kiriakou (Sputnik 2015b).
 
Recruitment of fighters for ISIS was certainly a heavily financed affair, and not an ‘organic’ drift of resentful ‘Sunni’ youth. In late 2014 the Afghan Abdul Rahim Muslim Dost was said to be ‘leading efforts in northern Pakistan to recruit fighters for ISIS’ (Bienaimé 2015). Soon after this report, Syrian jihadist Yousaf al Salafi, arrested in Pakistan, said he had been hired to recruit young men in Pakistan to fight with ISIS in Syria. He says he received $600 for each fighter he sent, working with a Pakistani sheikh and using US money (Variyar 2015). Who knows what the middle-men took, but this sum is several times the salary of an average Syrian soldier. As with Jabhat al Nusra, recruits came from a wide range of countries. Cuban journalists interviewed four captured ISIS jihadists from Turkmenistan and Kyrgyzstan. They were recruited in a larger group which had passed freely through Turkey and across the border into Syria. They were assisted to participate in this ‘holy war’ by offers of a house, a good salary and a bride. More than 300 people were killed by their car bombs (PL 2015).

With ‘major Arab allies’ directly backing ISIS and a steady stream of fighters and arms passing to ISIS from the collapsing US-backed ‘moderate rebel’ groups, it is a small leap to recognise that US and ‘coalition’ flights to ISIS areas (supposedly to ‘degrade’ the extremists) might also have become covert supply lines. That is precisely what senior Iraqi sources began saying, in late 2014 and early 2015 (Iraq News 2014). In mid-2014 ISIS began seizing US weapons, but this was put down to incompetence on the part of the Iraqi Army (Sharma and Nestel 2014).
http://www.globalresearch.ca/the-dirty-war-on-syria-washington-supports-the-islamic-state-isis/5494957

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Unlawful Killing' Princess Diana Banned Documentary 2011 (FULL)


This is the film that the royal family have had blocked from release.
Unlawful Killing is a 2011 British documentary film, directed by Keith Allen, about the deaths of Diana, Princess of Wales and Dodi Fayed on 31 August 1997. It was financed by Mohamed Al-Fayed and Associated-Rediffusion and shown in Cannes while the 2011 Cannes Film Festival was in progress.



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Woman Pleads with CSPAN to Investigate 9/11 Truth and Government Involvement



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

Keiser Report (E854): Why Not Public Bank? Winter Why Nots


In this special Winter Why Not? episode of the Keiser Report, Max Keiser and Stacy Herbert talk to Simon Dixon of BnkToTheFuture.com about banking’s future. They ask him: why not get rid of banks? Dixon believes a world without the current banking infrastructure - from traditional banks to venture capitalists - is possible thanks to bitcoin and blockchain technology. In the second half, they ask Sandeep Jaitly of FeketeResearch.com, why not a public bank? Jaitly’s public bank, however, is very different from anything you’ve ever seen or heard before.



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

Sunday, 27 December 2015

Turkey: A Criminal State, a NATO State


Turkey’s central role in each and every aspect of terrorism in Syria must be the starting point of any analysis of Turkey’s grave crimes. President Erdogan has not been shy about calling for regime change in Syria, but his position has been far more than merely rhetorical; Erdogan’s government has played a very direct role in the sponsorship, arming, facilitation and military backing of everyone from the Free Syrian Army to Jabhat al-Nusra (Al Qaeda in Syria) and the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL/Daesh).

In 2012, the New York Times confirmed that the CIA was sending weapons and other military materiel into the hands of anti-Assad forces from the Turkish side of the border, using their connections with the Muslim Brotherhood to do so. However, it has also come to light that Turkish intelligence has been front and center in the ongoing campaign to arm and resupply the terror groups such as the al-Nusra Front and others. This fact was exposed by Can Dündar, the editor-in-chief of the Cumhuriyet, who now faces a potential life sentence at the behest of President Erdogan, who himself called for Dündar to receive multiple life sentences.

What is the reason for the attack on Dündar and other opposition journalists? The Cumhuriyet, one of the most widely read Turkish dailies, published video footage confirming the widespread allegations that Turkish trucks, ostensibly loaded with humanitarian supplies, were actually filled with arms bound for terror groups fighting against Assad, and that those trucks were operated by Turkey’s National Intelligence Organization (MİT). But it goes much further than that.

Turkey has been directly involved on the ground in Syria both in active military and support roles. In fact, transcripts of wiretaps obtained by Cumhuriyet, and presented in Turkish courts, along with shockingvideo footage, have confirmed what numerous eyewitnesses have stated: Turkish security forces have been directly involved in shelling and support operations for Nusra front and other jihadi groups in and around Kassab, Syria, among other sites. This is a crucial piece of information because it explains just why those terror groups were able to successfully capture that region in 2014, and recapture it this year. Eyewitnesses in Kassab have confirmed what Syrian soldiers speaking on condition of anonymity had reported, namely that Turkish helicopters and heavy artillery were used in support of Nusra and the other terror groups during both the 2014 and the current campaign.
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But one must guard against the false notion that somehow Turkey’s role has been merely as auxiliary in Syria, as a supporter, but not leader, of the terrorist factions wreaking havoc on the Syrian battlefield. Instead, it is now an inescapable fact, even acknowledged by some high-ranking military and intelligence officials, that Turkey has been the principal financier and supporter of the Islamic State and the other jihadist groups.

According to the UK Independent, President Erdogan’s son Bilal Erdogan, along with a number of other close associates, have been directly benefitting from the illicit oil trade with the Islamic State. The paper noted that, “Bilal Erdogan…is one of three equal partners in the BMZ group, a major Turkish oil and marine shipping company, which both the Russian and Syrian governments have accused of purchasing oil from ISIS…Bilal Erdogan has been directly involved in the oil trade with ISIS… Turkey downed a Russian jet on 24 November specifically to protect his oil smuggling business.”

In fact, Syria’s Information Minister Omran al-Zoabi explained that “All of the oil was delivered to a company that belongs to the son of Recep [Tayyip] Erdogan. This is why Turkey became anxious when Russia began delivering airstrikes against the IS infrastructure and destroyed more than 500 trucks with oil already. They’re importing not only oil, but wheat and historic artefacts [sic] as well.”
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It has become clear that Turkey is now unmistakably a major supporter of international terrorism, with Syria being merely the proving ground for a stable of terror groups directly or indirectly working with Erdogan’s government. This is further evidenced by the now documented and verified fact that the Erdogan government was directly involved in the transfer of chemical weapons into the hands of ISIS.

As Turkish MP Eren Erdem explained before the Turkish parliament and to international media, “There is data in this indictment. Chemical weapon materials are being brought to Turkey and being put together in Syria in camps of ISIS which was known as Iraqi Al Qaeda during that time.” Erdem noted that according to an investigation launched (and abruptly closed) by the General Prosecutor’s Office in Adana, Turkish citizens with ties to the intelligence community took part in negotiations with ISIS-linked and Al-Qaeda-linked militants to sell sarin gas for use in Syria. The evidence of these allegations came in the form of wiretapped phone conversations similar to those published earlier this year by Cumhuriyet.

Taken in total, the case against Erdogan’s government is damning.
http://www.globalresearch.ca/turkey-a-criminal-state-a-nato-state/5497885

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

Sesame Credit: China's Creepy New Social Engineering Experiment


Coming soon to a New World Order near you: social credit! Earn points by behaving like the government wants you to behave! Get penalized if you don't act like a doubleplusgood citizen! What could be more fun? Join me for today's Thought For The Day as we discuss China's new Sesame Credit system and the gamification of your enslavement.



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

Keiser Report (E853): Why Not People’s Quantitative Easing? Winter Why Nots


In this special Winter Why Not? episode of the Keiser Report, Max Keiser and Stacy Herbert talk to Professor Steve Keen about solutions to our unpayable debts, including: basic income, a People’s Quantitative Easing and a global debt jubilee. Professor Keen explains why a modern debt jubilee could please both debtors and creditors, savers and spenders.



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

The Trade Wars Begin: U.S. Imposes 256% Tarriff On Chinese Steel Imports


Two weeks ago, when looking at the latest import price index data, we showed something disturbing: China has become an all out exporter of deflation. As the chart below shows, In November, import prices from China decreased 1.5% over the past 12 months, the largest year-over-year drop since the index declined 1.7% for the year ended in January 2010.

How did this happen? As we explained, with all of its domestic markets fully saturated, China has had no choice but to export its soaring commodity production as we explained in "Behold The Deflationary Wave: How China Is Flooding The World With Its Unwanted Commodities."

As we noted then, shipments of steel, oil products and aluminum are reaching for new highs, according to trade data from the General Administration of Customs. That’s because mills, smelters and refiners are producing more than they need amid slowing domestic demand, and shipping the excess overseas.
http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2015-12-23/trade-wars-begin-us-imposes-256-tarriff-chinese-steel-imports

Global trade should be about fair trade, not 'free trade' (that allows product dumping and the destruction of internally functional economies). If there were no restrictions, big money could simply buy up all competition, and ship industry to areas with the cheapest labour to increase profits. Ultimately this is counter productive because the loss of jobs outside the zones of production means a lesser capacity to purchase goods.

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

INVESTIGATION: Three Days Before Dr. Bradstreet was Found Dead in a River, U.S. Govt. Agents Raided His Research Facility to Seize a Breakthrough Cancer Treatment Called GcMAF


The history of the suppression of medical science in America is a long one, filled with true accounts of pioneering doctors and clinicians being threatened, intimidated and even assassinated in order to bury emerging cures and keep the "sick care" industry in control. (The American Medical Association, for example, has been found guilty by the U.S. federal courts of a conspiracy to destroy the chiropractic industry, by the way.)

Over the last few days, we've learned that before being found shot in the chest and floating in the river, pioneering medical researcher Dr. Bradstreet was working with a little-known molecule that occurs naturally in the human body. Called, "GcMAF", this molecule has the potential to be a universal cancer cure for many people. It has also been shown to reverse signs of autism in the vast majority of patients receiving the treatment.

While GcMAF is perfectly legal as a treatment in dozens of advanced nations around the world, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has outlawed it, calling it an "unapproved drug." It is with this designation -- an effort to suppress the forward progress of medical science -- that the U.S. government conducted a raid on Dr. Bradstreet's clinic, specifically seeking to confiscate GcMAF in order to shut down his research and halt his treatment of patients. Meanwhile, Big Pharma gets
special permission to unleash untested, experimental drugs on the public as long as those drugs earn sufficient profits.

In this article, I summarize the videos, articles and documents covering GcMAF and the mysterious death of Dr. Bradstreet. An exhaustive investigation needs to be pursued on this matter, possibly involving private investigators. The timing and manner of Dr. Bradstreet's death seems highly suspicious, especially in light of the many other holistic doctors who have recently been found dead under mysterious circumstances
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http://www.naturalnews.com/050553_Dr_Bradstreet_GcMAF_cancer_therapy.html

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

Saturday, 26 December 2015

Putin’s Progress in Syria Sends Kerry Scampering to the UN… Washington’s Unspoken Agenda is to Protect the ISIS


“It is remarkable that western leaders only remember the term ceasefire when their rebels on the ground are losing. Why didn’t they see the need for peace in Syria before the Russian operation started?” — Iyad Khuder, Damascus-based political analyst

Imagine if the American people elected a president who was much worse than George W. Bush or Barack Obama. A real tyrant. Would that be sufficient justification for someone like Vladimir Putin to arm and train Mexican and Canadian mercenaries to invade America, kill US civilians, destroy cities and critical infrastructure, seize vital oil refineries and pipeline corridors, behead government officials and prisoners they’d captured, declare their own independent state, and do everything in their power to overthrow the elected-government in Washington?
 
Of course not. The question is ridiculous. It wouldn’t matter if the US president was a tyrant or not, that doesn’t justify an invasion by armed proxies from another country. And yet, this is precisely the policy that US Secretary of State John Kerry defended at the United Nations on Friday. Behind all the political blabber about a “roadmap to peace”, Kerry was tacitly defending a policy which has led to the deaths of 250,000 Syrians and the destruction of the country.
 
And, keep in mind, Kerry didn’t drag his case before the UN Security Council because he’s serious about a negotiated settlement or peace. That’s baloney. What Kerry wants is a resolution that will protect the groups of US-backed jihadis on the ground from the Russian-led offensive. That’s what’s really going on. The Obama administration sees the handwriting on the wall. They know that Russia is going to win the war, so they’ve settled on a plan for protecting their agents in the field. That’s why the emphasis is on a ceasefire; it’s because Kerry wants a “Timeout” so his Sunni militants can either regroup or retreat.
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It’s all about a ceasefire. Kerry wants a ceasefire. Obama wants a ceasefire. A big part of the ruling US establishment want a ceasefire. No, not the neocons, not the liberal interventionists, and not the diehard hawks like Ash Carter at the Pentagon, but a good portion of the ruling elites who’ve been following events on the ground and who know how this thing is going to end. The smart money has already moved on to Plan B, which is why they’re now focused on cutting their losses and saving as many of “their guys” as possible. Naturally, the people who funded, armed, trained and deployed these various Sunni fighters feel responsible for their safety, so they’re going to do whatever they can to get them out. That’s where Kerry comes in. Kerry’s job was to fly to Moscow, tell Putin that Obama had changed his mind about regime change, and get the Kremlin to back Kerry’s UN resolution. The primary objective of this farce is to garner international support for designating terrorist groups as “moderates” and to move in the direction of UN-mandated ceasefire that will stop the Russian-led offensive in its tracks.

But isn’t that what everyone wants, an end to the hostilities?
 
Not exactly. A war against terrorists is different than a war between nation-states or a civil war. A group like Jabhat al-Nusra, for example, can’t be treated the same way as armed members of the political opposition. These are religious fanatics determined to use any means possible to achieve their goal of a fascist Islamic Caliphate. Reasoned discourse doesn’t work with people like this, they have to be killed or captured. And this is exactly what the Russian-led coalition is doing, they’re progressively mopping up the terrorist threat in Syria at great risk to themselves and their fellow-collation members Iran, Hezbollah, and the Syrian Arab Army. Kerry’s job is to throw a wrench in the anti-terror campaign to impede the coalition’s progress. And he’s willing to lie to do it. Case in point: Here’s a quote from Kerry in Moscow just last Tuesday:
 
“As I emphasized today, the United States and our partners are not seeking so-called “regime change,” as it is known in Syria.
 
Later in the day, Kerry underscored the administration’s dramatic about-face saying: “We are not trying to do a regime change. We are not engaged in a color revolution. We’re not engaged in trying to interfere in another country … We’re trying to make peace.”
 
Okay, so the US has given up on regime change?
 
Not at all. Kerry was just lying through his teeth as usual. Here’s what he said less than 24 hours later:
“Russia can’t stop the war with Assad there because Assad attracts the foreign fighters. Assad is a magnet for terrorists, because they’re coming to fight Assad. So if you want to stop the war in Syria, and we do, if you want to fight Daesh and stop the growth of terrorism, you have to deal with the problem of Assad. Now, that doesn’t mean we want to change every aspect of the government; we don’t.”
(‘US not after regime change in Syria, but Assad must go’ – Kerry to Russian TV”, RT)
Got that? So the US doesn’t support regime change, but Assad’s still got to go.

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

International Military Review - Syria-Iraq Battlespace, Dec. 23-24






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

Anonymous Declares Cyber War on Turkey Over ‘Supporting ISIS’


The Anonymous hacktivist group has taken responsibility for a powerful cyber-attack on the Turkish sector of the internet last week. It promised to continue waging cyber warfare on .tr domains until Ankara stops the “insanity” of supporting Islamic State.
  
The massive Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack on Turkish websites last week, initially attributed to spooky “Russian hackers,” has been clarified with Anonymous issuing a video claiming responsibility and declaring cyber war on Turkey for supporting terrorists of Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL).

The DDoS attack (measured in gigabits per second, or plainly how much traffic is being sent to a site) on Turkish DNS servers reached 40 Gbps, quite enough to shut down altogether any domain.

The attack began on December 14, and came to a halt only a week later, on December 21. Turkish media alleged that 400,000 .tr domains were forced offline.

The affected websites were able to return online only after Turkey’s leading National Response Center for Cyber Events cut off all incoming international traffic to the .tr websites, thus shutting down national “internet borders,” completely and denying “anybody outside the country access to Turkish websites,” Anonymous pointed out.
https://www.rt.com/news/326853-anonymous-war-turkey-isis/

I do not know how genuine or independent Anonymous is from the military-security establishment, but demanding Turkey stop its support for ISIS is a good thing. Let's just hope that this is not part of a measure to destabilise Turkey, and install someone more compliant to western demands than Erdogan, who might then engage in the same support for terrorism while Anonymous looks away.

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

'CIA are Drug Smugglers' - Federal Judge Bonner, Head of DEA


CIA Drug Smuggling - The Real Body Bag Case, with Undercover DEA Agent Michael Levine (author of NY Times non-fiction bestseller DEEP COVER) being coopted by CIA in South East Asia. Also: DEA busts CIA smuggling ton of cocaine. Head of DEA Judge Robert Bonner Accuses CIA directly of being drug smugglers. You don't need more proof than this.



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

The Media LIED: Liberal, Puerto Rican Professor Destroys Media Lies About Trump’s Mexican Comments


While many articles have been written about the media’s misrepresentation of Trump’s comments on illegal immigrants, a recent piece in the liberal online news magazine Salon destroys the notion that Trump called all Mexicans rapists and exposes it as nothing more than a media creation.

The article, written by University of Texas at Austin professor Alberto Martinez, highlights Trump’s actual comments before detailing the purposeful spin put on them by dozens and dozens of media outlets in what many believe was a concerted effort to demonize and lie about the presidential hopeful.

Martinez starts off the article talking about a question he asked his students about Donald Trump and how the response included the statement that Mr. Trump thinks all Mexicans are rapists. Time and time again the professors students repeated what amounts to an outright lie as if it was as true as the sky is blue.

As Martinez notes, actually taking a look at Trump’s comments without purposefully l what you think he meant goes a long way in understanding what he was trying to say.
“When do we beat Mexico at the border? They’re laughing at us, at our stupidity. […] When Mexico sends its people they’re not sending their best. They’re not sending you; they’re not sending you.
They’re sending people that have lots of problems, and they’re bringing those problems with us. They’re bringing drugs. They’re bringing crime. They’re rapists, and some, I assume, are good people. But I speak to border guards and they tell us what we’re getting.”
“You might well dislike Trump’s words. I did. But let’s not make it worse. He did not say that all Mexicans are rapists. Yet that’s what many commentators did,” wrote Martinez.

“For example, Politico misquoted Trump by omitting his phrase about “good people.” They said he was “demonizing Mexicans as rapists.” They argued that Mexicans do not really commit more rapes in the U.S. than whites. But that’s not what Trump claimed.”

Martinez goes on to list the headlines that various mainstream media outlets came up with in response to Trump’s comments and they read like an Orwellian attempt at altering reality.
https://www.intellihub.com/media-lied-liberal-puerto-rican-professor-destroys-media-lies-trumps-mexican-comments/

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

Friday, 25 December 2015

CrossTalk: Syrian Conundrum


Belatedly it would seem even Washington thinks it is time to end the Syrian Civil War. But does it have the power to do so? After years of miscalculation and misguided policies Washington appears powerless to influence its allies and friends in the region. CrossTalking with Bradley Blakeman, Scott Rickard, and James Jatras.



Scott Rickard is right on the money in this three-way conversation. A great episode that includes a break down on the fact that US politicians are controlled by special interest groups in Washington.

One clarification. The 'out-of-control' conflict in Syria is not a mistake. It is a deliberate proxy war strategy that aims to dismantle the Nation State of Syria.

What is clear is that the USA, Turkey and Saudi Arabia are state sponsors of terrorism and those in charge need to be held accountable via war crimes trials.

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

Putin and Israel – a Complex and Multi-Layered Relationship


I have already explained many times in the past that the candidature of Putin to succeed Eltsin was a compromise reached between the Russian security services and Russian “big money” who pushed Medvedev as a counter-weight to Putin. I usually refer to the forces backing Putin as “Eurasian Sovereignists” and the forces backing Medvedev as “Atlantic Integrationists”. The goal of the former is to fully sovereignize Russia and make her a key element in a multi-polar but unified Eurasian continent while the goal of the latter is to be accepted by the AngloZionist Empire as an equal partner and to integrate Russia into the western power structures. Next is something so important that I will single it out on a separate parapgraph:
The Atlantic Sovereignists are still in full control of the Russian financial and banking sector, of all the key economic ministries and government positions, they control the Russian Central Bank and they are, by far, the single biggest threat to the rule of Putin and those supporting him. Considering that roughly 90% of Russians now support Putin, that means that these Atlantic Sovereignists are the single biggest threat to the Russian people and Russia as a whole.
How is that all linked to Israel? Simple!

Putin inherited a system created by and for the AngloZionist Empire. He was a compromise candidate between two radically opposed parties and it took him years to first get rid of most of the the Russian (Jewish) oligarchs and then, very gradually, begin cleanup process in which slowly, step by step, the Zionists were booted out of their positions of power. According to Mikhail Khazin, the balance between these two groups has only recently reached a 50/50 point of (unstable) equilibrium. That also means that the “Putin people” need to watch their back every day the Good Lord makes because they know that their so-called “colleagues” are willing to stab them in a blink of an eye as soon as they get an opportunity.

I happen to think that the rumors of a coup in Russia are greatly exaggerated. Not only because Putin does the support of the “power ministries” (Defense, State Security, Internal Affairs, etc.) but, much more importantly, because of the 90% support he has with the Russian people. To overthrow a man with such a cult-like following, a man truly loved by the vast majority of people, would be too dangerous. But that does not mean that the 5th column is not willing to sabotage every effort of Putin and his supporters.

The truth is that Putin has been forced to compromise many, many times. Here are just a few examples:

The oligarchs: when Putin ridded Russia of the semibankirshchina he did not really crack down on all the oligarchs as such. He only only got rid of those oligarchs who, like Khodorkovsky, had tried to basically stage a coup against Putin by buying the entire Duma. The oligarchs were told “stay out of politics and I will leave you alone”. The deal is still on today.

The economy: even in his last speech Putin had to declare that he fully supports the Central Bank and the economic Ministers of the Medvedev government. Considering that literally ALL Putin allies openly and vocally are screaming bloody murder about the way the Russian economy is mismanaged, this is clearly a coerced statement and not something he believes in. By the way, I am observing a systematic vilification campaign on the central Russian TV channels against the Central Bank and the economic Ministers and this cannot be a coincidence. I predict that Putin is preparing a purge of these circles, but that he needs to line up all his ducks in a row before taking action, especially by inflaming the public opinion against them. Right now the Russian economy is still run by IMF-stooges, by “Washington consensus” types, hence their crazy policy on interest rates, on buying US obligations, on keeping inflation low, etc. etc. etc. Putin, by conviction, is not what I would call a “socialist” but he is most definitely a proponent of “social markets” and somebody who is trying hard to decouple Russia from the western financial system, and not play by the rules of the Empire.

Foreign policy: right up until Putin’s latest re-election when finally Russia began to have a fairly consistent foreign policy, the policy of Russia has been one of zigs followed by zags. This was especially true during the times when Medvedev was in charge of the Presidency and when Iran and Libya were betrayed by Russia at the UNSC (something Putin openly called “stupid”).
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it is clear that Putin and Netanyahu struck a deal when the latter traveled to Moscow: the Israelis don’t interfere in Russian operations in support of the Syrians as long as the Russians don’t interfere in the combat operations between Israel and Hezbollah. This made it possible for both sides to pursue their main interest even if it was at the cost of their secondary objectives. You don’t like that deal and you question its morality? Good! So do I. I am, in fact, intensely uncomfortable with it, but I expect no less from ruthless realpolitik practitioners like Putin and Bibi Netanyahu (good thing you and I are not in power!).

There is, by the way, another precedent which I am just as uncomfortable with: the Russian total backing for the Egyptian military’s bloody repression against the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt. I accept the argument that to support the Egyptian military made sense in the context of the war in Syria, but the ethnics of supporting such a regime intensely bother me. This is why Putin is a ruthless but successful politician and I am a little quasi-irrelevant blogger: it takes a ruthless bear to fight ruthless wolves.
http://thesaker.is/putin-and-israel-a-complex-and-multi-layered-relationship/

It's worth reading the entire article. The general jist of the relationships here seems correct.

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

Stunner: Pentagon in Secret Revolt Against Obama


Top military brass are deliberately defying the White House on Syria.



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

Pollsters: Donald Trump Support MUCH STRONGER Than Recent Polling


Donald Trump support is much stronger than is being reported according to pollsters at Morning Consult.



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The latest Des Moines Register Iowa Poll of Republican candidates gave out conflicting numbers ['Big shakepup': Cruz soars to lead, Dec. 13]. The Iowa Poll gave Ted Cruz a 31 percent to 21 percent lead over Donald Trump in Iowa. On Dec. 12, the latest USA Today poll tracker gave Trump a 25.7 percent to 22.3 percent lead over Cruz in the Hawkeye state.
Nationally, Trump crushed Cruz 30.4 percent to 15.6 percent. Could it be that the Register's Iowa Poll is severely flawed? How could Cruz make an unbelievable 21 percent jump from the last Iowa Poll?
How can a newspaper that has criticized and editorialized Trump's every move come out with an objective honest poll? The numbers just don't add up. It appears the Register wants Cruz to win the Iowa caucuses. If that's the case, it's shabby journalism.
http://www.desmoinesregister.com/story/opinion/readers/caucus/2015/12/20/iowa-poll-severely-flawed/77309798/

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

Keiser Report (E582): Why Not Basic Income? Winter Why Nots


In this episode of the Keiser Report, Max Keiser and Stacy Herbert begin a Winter Why Not series looking at radical ideas for extraordinary economic problems. First up, Max interviews Scott Santens about a universal basic income for all.



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

Thursday, 24 December 2015

International Military Review - Syria, Yemen, Dec. 21-22








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

The Final Stage of Erdogan's Takedown - BFP Eyeopener


Sibel Edmonds joins James Corbett once again to discuss the recent events in Turkey. From oil smuggling to ISIS funding to the Russian shoot down, both the MSM and the alt media have "suddenly seen the light" on corruption in Turkey...but why now? And what does this bode for the ongoing CIA/Gulen destabilisation campaign in the country. Join us for today's edition of the BFP Eyeopener for the details.



Erdogan has been allegedly doing his own thing in Syria for the last year, stepping on CIA covert operation toes, so he has been targeted for removal. There is a lot of coverage against Erdogan, but he is selling oil with the cooperation of the Israelis. So my question is, is he really going outside US-NATO intentions or is he simply the public fall guy for the increasing exposure of covert operations?

They also cover Russia in terms of Putin being close to the (a faction of the) oligarchy and RT cheerleading military operations. What does one expect of RT in such a war situation? Some of the criticism here seems unwarranted. The Russians are striking against NATO terrorist forces. They are actually fighting ISIS.

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

Oy Vey? AIPAC Capo Sheldon Adelson Summons Trump for ‘Private Meeting’ on Israel


Well, it seems as if The Donald has been summoned by the Kingmaker himself, Mr. Sheldon Adelson.

Yes, that kind old man who just loves to be involved in “the process” of choosing who gets into power in America.

No doubt Adelson called The Donald in for a debriefing on how Trump feels about Israel, and more importantly, whether or not Israel will be at the top of Donald’s priorities should he make it into power in the White House next fall.

Readers should not forget that it was this same Sheldon Adelson who was throwing around his spare millions in order to derail the Ron Paul 2012 presidential campaign. Adelson pumped large sums of money into newly formed Israel Lobby Super PACs, with millions used to inflate the unelectable Newt Gingrich to help push Ron Paul from the spotlight, and even more millions used to to run a series of anti-Ron Paul adverts in strategic TV markets like South Carolina – all in the effort to help kill a Ron Paul presidential run. Why? Because Paul did not believe that propping-up Israel in the Middle East was actually in the long-term US national interests.
http://21stcenturywire.com/2015/12/21/oy-vey-aipac-capo-de-capo-sheldon-adelson-summons-trump-to-private-meeting-on-israel/

Presently Washington is Israeli occupied territory when it comes to foreign policy. Other special interest groups, mostly corporate, also hold sway over the bought politicians there. This is how Washington really operates.

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

How the Media Brands Opposition As 'Conspiracy Theories' - Anthony Gucciardi on Coast to Coast AM



How the Media Brands Opposition As 'Conspiracy... by RickJudah

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

The Global Warming Pause Explained


Fact: the RSS global mean temperature anomaly dataset shows a least-squares linear regression trend of 0.0C from February 1997 to October 2015. But what does this really mean? And what is the significance of this global warming pause? Join me in today's Thought For The Day as we explore this question.



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

Wednesday, 23 December 2015

"The Information War for Ukraine" - Satirical German Program "Die Anstalt" (Eng Subs)




Awesome clip exposing the propaganda surrounding the conflict in Ukraine.

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

Is There a Different Christmas Spirit This Year? - Michael Rivero


Is there really a distinction between cat and dog people? Hillary Clinton the anointed establishment candidate vs Trump, US regime change in Syria using ISIS ... 
Guest's website: http://www.whatreallyhappened.com



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

Keiser Report (E851): Immortality


In this episode of the Keiser Report, Max Keiser and Stacy Herbert look at the lead poisoning caused by bad decisions about the water supply in Flint, Michigan, and the slow, expensive broadband that presidential candidate Marco Rubio wants to be the only choice allowed for residents of Chattanooga, Tennessee. In the second half, Max interviews Patrick Byrne, CEO of Overstock.com, about the SEC’s decision to allow him to issue securities on the blockchain, the future of Bitcoin and more.



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

A New Grand Solar Minimum Has Begun Are You Ready to Thrive (RECAP)


With the new solar minimum upon our planet, think about prosperity and thriving with your communities during this next 30 years. Life will change for billions of people on our planet.



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

Tuesday, 22 December 2015

FALSE FLAG COMING? Daesh Defector Claims Group Is Recruiting People for Events In Germany


A German man who recently returned to the country from Syria told authorities that the terrorist group ISIS is looking for volunteers to carry out attacks in Germany, the news magazine Der Spiegel reports.

The man, whom Der Spiegel identifies as 27-year-old "Harry S.," is in custody in Germany and cooperating with authorities who are conducting an investigation. He reportedly spent three months in Syria with the terrorist group, which is also known as the Islamic State, ISIL, and Daesh.

Harry said that in the spring, shortly after he got to Syria, ISIS asked him and another extremist from Germany whether they could "imagine perpetrating attacks in Germany." He was reportedly asked again later, and responded that he wasn't prepared to return to Germany to mount an attack.

Harry also claimed that while he was in ISIS-held territory, he "frequently heard people talking about attacks in the West" and that "pretty much every European jihadist was approached with the same questions he had been asked," according to the magazine.



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

CHINA TO TURKEY RESPECT IRAQ'S BORDERS OR ELSE


Thus far, China hasn't involved itself directly in the latest round of Mid-East conflicts, but if Xi were to step in, it's clear that he would side with the Russians and the Iranians which means that when it comes to Turkey and the US putting boots on the ground in Iraq against Baghdad's wishes, Beijing would almost surely fall on the side of the Iraqis.



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

International Military Review – Syria, Yemen Dec. 18-19


International Military Review – Syria


Yemen Crisis News


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

9/11 Experiments: The Great Thermate Debate


What's wrong with mainstream experts?



Part of the weakening process applied to the World Trade Centre buildings, that may have also been intended to simulate a gradual fire-induced collapse, involved Thermite/Thermate devices. The forensics show this material WAS used.

The final stage of destruction undoubtedly used more powerful explosives as the following video from Engineer Gordon Ross points out:



Understanding that the attacks of 911 were an inside job is straightforward when it comes to examining the physical evidence.

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

Dr. Kenneth Stoller: Vaccines Are Poisoning Children, American Pediatric Assoc. Knows It


Please circulate; link is below. Dr. Stoller withdrew his membership from the American Pediatric Association due to the Associations involvement in injuring children with vaccines.



The issue is not about banning vaccines but having SAFE vaccines. To suggest there is no problem is naive. We know mercury is used in certain vaccines. It is not logical so suppose this is not harmful.

Remember, a sick population that needs ongoing treatment generates a lot of revenue for 'big pharma'.

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

What's Killing the Bees?



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

Monday, 21 December 2015

The War of Terror: Gearóid Ó Colmáin on Syria and France (MUST SEE)




There is no war on terror. It is war using proxy forces.

This is an excellent discussion about what is really going on with regard to the manipulation extremist forces, the refugee crisis, and present attempts at repressing truthful information.

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

US Refuses to Tell France Who Financed Paris Terror Attacks


The US has refused to respond to French inquiries regarding terrorist funding sources, according to sources in the French Finance Ministry.

United States authorities have yet to respond to multiple requests from France on sources of funding for Daesh terrorists tied to the November 13 Paris attacks, a French Finance Ministry source told Reuters.

The US and the European Union signed an agreement called the Terrorist Finance Tracking Program in 2010, which allowed EU countries to rely on the US for information on terrorist groups' finance flows. Prior to the Paris attacks, the US turned down requests from France to reveal the financial flows funding the January 7 attacks on the Charlie Hebdo newspaper and a Jewish supermarket, saying France "did not provide enough details."

"I don't think that they will dare use this argument for the latest request concerning very specific people identified as being behind the Paris attacks," the source told Reuters.
http://sputniknews.com/europe/20151217/1031911588/us-france-terror-financing.html

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

AE911Truth’s Statement on the Viral Blacksmith YouTube Video


Much hay has been made in recent days about a YouTube video [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FzF1KySHmUA&feature=youtu.be] posted by a blacksmith named Trenton Tye, who tries to debunk the theory that the World Trade Center Twin Towers and Building 7 were destroyed by controlled demolition:



Within the first two days of being posted, Tye’s video received five million views and was covered by the Washington Post, the Daily Mirror, and the Huffington Post — the latter with the celebratory headline, “Metal Worker Shuts Down 9/11 Truthers… With His Pinkie.”

In fact, Tye's attempt to disprove controlled demolition by heating a half-inch piece of steel to 1,800°F and bending it like a “noodle” is way off. He seems to think the controlled demolition argument goes like this, “Fire can’t melt steel, so the buildings couldn’t have collapsed from fire.” He couldn’t be more mistaken.

The only reason that melting steel is discussed at all is because government officials, engineers, first responders, and others observed large amounts of molten metal (requiring temperatures of more than 2,800°F) [https://youtu.be/9oVs_94VHk8] in the debris of all three buildings.

Tye’s sixth-grade-level demonstration that structural steel loses strength at 1,800°F does nothing to address the presence of molten metal at Ground Zero. If anything, Tye proves that the fires in the World Trade Center could not have generated the molten metal that witnesses saw. What did? The only plausible explanation is thermite, an incendiary that can be used to cut through structural steel.
Putting aside the molten metal, Tye’s demonstration is wholly irrelevant for the simple reason that the fires in the World Trade Center could not have heated the structure anywhere near as high as the 1,800°F to which Tye heated his piece of steel using a furnace.

Jet fuel fires reach temperatures of around 1,500°F only under optimal conditions. In open air conditions like the WTC buildings, they burn at around 600°F. Even according to the government agency that investigated the disaster, there is no evidence that any of the steel was heated to the point where it would lose its strength.

There have been literally hundreds of hotter, larger, longer-lasting fires in steel-frame high-rises over the last century, and never has one caused the total collapse of a building. Tye’s simplistic logic implies that many of these infernos should have led to a total collapse. Of course, none has — and that also goes for the three steel-frame high-rises that were destroyed on 9/11.
https://www.facebook.com/ae911truth/posts/10153159432806269:0

The best thing about this propaganda video is that informed criticism of it will sink the idea that the WTC fire temps were hot enough to significantly weaken the steel of the towers, and revealing that the fires did not, and could not, melt steel (yet tons of melted steel was found in the debris).

This 'debunking' video will backfire on the propagandists and allow a revisit of the topic - where those that don't understand the fundamental scientific evidence, proving the demolitions, will now have the opportunity to become educated.

The errors of this faux analogy are so obvious that it becomes a handy teaching tool.

The blacksmith experiment clearly does not account for the heat corroded steel seen and documented in the rubble pile - notably the FEMA Appendix C material. An experiment to duplicate such damage, using an intense fire, failed to cause ANY significant heat corrosion, despite hours long temps above 600 degress Celsius using a large fuel load - much greater than what would have been available in the World Trade Centre Towers or debris pile:

Jonathan Cole - 9/11 Experiments: The Mysterious Eutectic Steel - AE911Truth.org


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

New World Next Year - 2016


Corbett Report’s 2015 Story: The Conflict Of The 21st Century; Media Monarchy’s 2015 Story: The Year Of Divide-And-Conquer Race War, Class War, Social Justice War




Corbett Report’s 2016 Trend: Begging For Daddy Government; Media Monarchy’s 2016 Trend: Money Madness

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

Ukraine Defaults on $3bn Eurobond to Russia - Max Keiser Comments


Ukraine has imposed a moratorium on the $3 billion Russian debt repayment, said the country’s Prime Minister Arseny Yatsenyuk at a cabinet meeting on Friday. The announcement comes ahead of the December 20 deadline for the debt redemption.



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

Ron Paul - Bernie Sanders Destroyed Audit the Fed Bill at the Last Minute (RECAP)


After working with Bernie Sanders for months on the Audit the Fed Bill, Bernie Sanders switched it at the last minute! Dr. Paul states he was so disappointed in Sanders and what he did could actually make things worse.



Sanders might be another Obama - promise everything and then do nothing, or the opposite, and excuse such actions as 'dealing with political reality'.

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

Sunday, 20 December 2015

Think US Is Not Seeking Regime Change in Syria? Think Again


This just in: After four years of violence and terrorism, Secretary of State John Kerry says “the United States and its partners are not seeking regime change in Syria!”


The declaration is not only bizarre, in that many of America’s rogue partners in Syria are terrorist groups formed explicitly to oust the government, but because Kerry himself, as well as other US officials, have been openly demanding unconditional regime change for several years now. After all, that was the whole idea when they decided to bankroll ISIL and Al-Qaeda, attack Syria, reduce it to a failed state, and create over 10 million refugees.

So despite Kerry’s beautiful words, there is no reason to believe he is building bridges to Syria, let alone shutting down the terrorist groups’ social media and bank accounts, arresting their oil exports to Europe, and halting the flow of weapons to Iraq and Syria:

* The suspicious and ineffective airstrikes in Syria have shown that far from seeking a political solution, the United States seeks to instigate regime change in Damascus. Unwilling to dial it down a notch and stop the slippery slope of bankrolling Daesh and other “moderate” death cults, US policymakers have instead doubled down on military aid to foreign jihadists. Now this strategy is failing and Kerry’s shocking declaration suggests that.

* Contrary to what one might expect, US military in West Asia doesn’t produce effective security and peace. Instead, it polarizes the region, incentivizes bad behaviour on the part of rogue partners, and drives the sources of terrorism: Corruption, violence, sectarianism and poor governance
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http://en.farsnews.com/newstext.aspx?nn=13940927000021


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

Putin Q&A Wrap Up: Key Points of 3-Hours-Long Presser


Vladimir Putin's 11th annual press conference lasted 3 hours, 8 minutes, much the same as the similar event a year ago. During the event, Putin answered questions from 32 Russian and foreign journalists.



Putin hammers Turkey and the US on the SU-24 shootdown in Syria; and talks about non-official presence in Eastern Ukraine in response to the US backed coup in Kiev.

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

Reality Check: Proof U.S. Government Wanted ISIS To Emerge In Syria (RECAP)


There is so much debate over how the U.S. and other nations will stop ISIS but can these leaders be trusted? Ben Swann exposes secret DOD documents that prove the U.S. wanted ISIS to emerge in Syria.



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

57 Congress Reps Taken to Israel: Who Do They Really Represent?


In August, 2015, 57 brand new members of the U.S. House of Representatives bowed their heads and promised to obey their Israeli overlords. They allowed themselves to be taken to Israel, plied with good food and propaganda. They then returned home to do Israel’s bidding in the Congressional seats that Israel helped them win. Sixty were invited, but only three decided not to go, for unknown reasons.

But isn’t there a more innocent explanation? Perhaps they just wanted to learn more about the issue and would equally have accepted an invitation to visit Palestine and see it from a Palestinian point of view. Nothing wrong with giving equal opportunity to both sides.

The Free Palestine Movement tested this theory and found it wanting. We sent a personalized invitation to exactly the same members of Congress to come to Palestine at our expense. Not a single one accepted. Although we sent a followup to those who did not respond the first time, the vast majority never responded at all. A few said that they could not make time in their schedule, not even when we suggested that they could wait as long as their next term. Only one, Brad Ashford of Nebraska, said that he was working with some of his constituents to visit Palestine. (We have been able to find no evidence of such an initiative.)

Israel, through its US Lobby, has of course been doing this for more than half a century. There are hardly any members of Congress that have not accepted an invitation at least one time during their career, often more. Can you name any other country with such a devoted following in the U.S. Congress?

The reason, of course, is that the Israel Lobby has a reputation of making or breaking congressional careers, and that members of Congress are x-rayed to assure that they possess no detectable spine before they take office. There is more pushback from some Israeli newspapers than from the US Congress.

And why not? There has never been any price to pay for obeying Israel. In fact, candidates compete to do favors for Israel and to get donations managed by Israel’s Lobby, with little or no consideration of how much they are robbing their constituents.

But this time it’s different. We may not be able to persuade members of Congress to look at both sides of the Israel question, nor to ask why US taxpayer money is supporting an Israeli ethnic cleansing campaign against Palestinians, nor why our roads are not paved nor our bridges repaired nor our children educated. But we can show the depravity of our elected officials. We can demonstrate their hypocrisy and their bias and dishonest treatment of US foreign policy, which results in war, death and destruction for all but the tiny number of super-wealthy profiteers whose hands are covered in blood.
http://dissidentvoice.org/2015/12/57-congress-reps-taken-to-israel/?

It's an Israeli occupied Congress, and it smells of treason.

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