Tuesday, 31 May 2016

Still Report #905 - Clinton Will Be Indicted on Racketeering?


According to the Huffington Post, Hillary Clinton will be indicted on federal racketeering charges.
According to Huff Post contributor Frank Huguenard, James Comey will present evidence to Attorney General Loretta Lynch that the Clinton Foundation is:
“… an ongoing criminal enterprise engaged in money laundering and soliciting bribes in exchange for political, policy and legislative favors to individuals, corporations and even governments both foreign and domestic.”



Although it is unlikely that Hillary will face serious consequences for her actions Mike Rivero at Whatreallyhappened.com made the following observation:

"The FBI took over the RICO case against the Clinton Foundation after a Clinton-appointed judge tossed Larry Klayman's lawsuit out. My first thought was "Here is another FBI cover-up", but there is another possibility.

Hillary has become a major liability to the system. Charging her with racketeering with regard to the Clinton Foundation would eject her from the Presidential race and public life as a whole without risking the exposure of possible espionage in connection with her private email server!"

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, June 3rd, 2016.]

Memorial Day 2016: Avenge US Military War Dead in Lie-Started illegal Wars by Arresting Today’s US ‘Leaders’ Still Lying US Military into illegal Wars of Aggression


Memorial Day is to honor US military who died during active duty. Honorable US military enlist to protect and defend American values explicit in the Declaration of Independence, and American rights explicit in the US Constitution. Importantly, all US military and many categories of government employees take an Oath to protect and defend the US Constitution against all enemies, foreign and domestic.

But how can we the living best honor our fallen family, friends, and countrymen when we discover that US .01% “leaders” have lied us to serve in illegal Wars of Aggression for most of our nation’s history?

Indeed, the United States of the 21st Century has become among the most dangerous, destructive, and psychopathically vicious rogue state in Earth’s recorded history.
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Demanding arrests as the required and obvious public response:

The categories of crime include:
  1. Wars of Aggression (the worst crime a nation can commit).
  2. Likely treason for lying to US military, ordering unlawful attack and invasions of foreign lands, and causing thousands of US military deaths.
  3. Crimes Against Humanity for ongoing intentional policy of poverty that’s killed over 400 million human beings just since 1995 (~75% children; more deaths than from all wars in Earth’s recorded history).
US military, law enforcement, and all with Oaths to support and defend the US Constitution against all enemies, foreign and domestic, face an endgame choice:
In just 90 seconds, former US Marine Ken O’Keefe powerfully states how you may choose to voice “very obvious solutions”: arrest the criminal leaders.
http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2016/05/memorial-day-2016-avenge-us-military-war-dead-lie-started-illegal-wars-arresting-todays-us-leaders-still-lying-us-military-illegal-wars-aggression.html

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, May 31st, 2016.]

There Has Been A Coup In Brazil — Paul Craig Roberts


In Brazil the country’s largest newspaper has published a transcript of a secret recording leaked to the newspaper. The words recorded are the plot by the rich Brazilian elite, involving both the US-corrupted Brazilian military and Supreme Court, to remove the democratically elected president of Brazil under false charges in order to stop the investigations of the corrupt elites who inhabit Brazil’s senate and bring to an end Brazil’s membership in BRICS. The Russian-Chinese attempt to organize an economic bloc independent of Washington has now lost 20% of its membership.

Democracy has been overthrown in Brazil as in Ukraine, Honduras—indeed, everywhere the dirty evil hand of Washington falls, including the US itself.

Glenn Greenwald reports on the extraordinary leak of the 75-minute recording of the conversations between Brazilian elites laying out the plot to frame the President of Brazil in order to protect themselves. https://theintercept.com/2016/05/23/new-political-earthquake-in-brazil-is-it-now-time-for-media-outlets-to-call-this-a-coup/

The Government of President Dilma Rousseff was dealing with the corrupt Brazilian elite in a legal, not a revolutionary, way. This was a strategic error, as neither the Brazilian elites nor their backers in Washington care a hoot about legality. For them power is the only effective force.
http://www.paulcraigroberts.org/2016/05/29/there-has-been-a-coup-in-brazil-paul-craig-roberts/

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, May 31st, 2016.]

Keiser Report (E920): Right Price for Surrender


In this episode of the Keiser Report Max and Stacy discuss the declaration of war in North Yorkshire and yet without a prime minister vowing the defend the island, no matter the cost. In the second half Max interviews financial analyst, Rick Ackerman, about bonds, gold and pensions.



[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, May 31st, 2016.]

Donald Trump in Perspective



Asian Americans Stump For Donald Trump | MSNBC:
Marty Yu 
I"m not pro-Clinton. I'm just less anti-Clinton than I am anti-Trump

Marty Yu 

But for the record, there is no reality where I could vote for someone who: - Centered a presidential campaign around building a wall on the Mexican border - Doesn’t believe human-caused climate change is real - Wants to repeal Dodd Frank, effectively deregulating Wall Street - Wants to dismantle the ACA, which has reduced the uninsured by 18 million, but has no alternate plan (replacing it with “something great” is not policy) - Wants to impose steep tariffs which will only serve to hurt the working poor and middle class, while starting a trade war with China - Wants to ban an entire religion from entering the US - Is anti-abortion - Believes in torture
My Response:

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, May 31st, 2016.]

Massive Government Study Concludes Cell Phone Radiation Causes Brain Cancer


After decades of denials and attacks by the media which called people concerned about cell phone radiation "tin foil hat-wearing conspiracy theorists," a massive, multi-year study funded by the federal government now concludes that yes, cell phone radiation causes brain cancer.

The study is
published here and it's entitled, "Report of Partial Findings from the National Toxicology Program Carcinogenesis Studies of Cell Phone Radiofrequency Radiation in Hsd: Sprague Dawley SD rats (Whole Body Exposures)."

"The findings, which chronicle an unprecedented number of rodents subjected to a lifetime of electromagnetic radiation, present some of the strongest evidence to date that such exposure is associated with the formation of rare cancers in at least two cell types in the brains and hearts of rats," reports
Scientific American:

The researchers found that as the thousands of rats in the new study were exposed to greater intensities of RF radiation, more of them developed rare forms of brain and heart cancer that could not be easily explained away, exhibiting a direct dose-response relationship. Some of the rats had glioma -- a tumor of the glial cells in the brain -- or schwannoma of the heart. Furthering concern about the findings: In prior epidemiological studies of humans and
cell phone exposure, both types of tumors have also cropped up as associations. In contrast, none of the control rats -- those not exposed to the radiation -- developed such tumors.
http://www.naturalnews.com/054165_cell_phone_radiation_brain_tumors_government_study.html

Anecdotal evidence should not be overlooked. Medical ailments are usually the result of a stimulus. Until the cause is determined it is wise not to completely rule out various hypotheses.

One note about animal testing. If it is unsafe for animals then it is unsafe for humans - especially infants and the unborn foetus.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, May 31st, 2016.]

Monday, 30 May 2016

Putin Says Russia Will Indulge in No Discussion on Ceding Crimea Back to Ukraine


Russia will indulge in no discussion with anyone on ceding Crimea back to Ukraine, Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Friday.

"As for Crimea, we think this issue closed once and for all. It was a historic decision of people living in Crimea," he said at a news conference after his talks with the Greek leaders.


"Russia will indulge in no discussions with anyone on that matter," Putin stressed. "So, let us stop raising this matter over and over again."

The Republic of Crimea and Sevastopol, a city with a special status on the Crimean Peninsula, where most residents are Russians, refused to recognize the legitimacy of authorities brought to power amid riots during a coup in Ukraine in February 2014.

Crimea and Sevastopol adopted declarations of independence on March 11, 2014. They held a referendum on March 16, 2014, in which 96.77% of Crimeans and 95.6% of Sevastopol voters chose to secede from Ukraine and join the Russian Federation. Russian President Vladimir Putin signed the reunification deals March 18, 2014.
http://tass.ru/en/politics/878707

Russia never forcibly annexed Crimea. Reports of this in the media are lies. Annexation is a White House talking point.

Related Info:

Ukraine Crisis - What You're Not Being Told


[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, May 30th, 2016.]

Silencing the United States as It Prepares for War - John Pilger


The breathtaking record of perfidy is so mutated in the public mind, wrote the late Harold Pinter, that it “never happened …Nothing ever happened. Even while it was happening it wasn't happening. It didn't matter. It was of no interest. It didn't matter … “. Pinter expressed a mock admiration for what he called “a quite clinical manipulation of power worldwide while masquerading as a force for universal good. It's a brilliant, even witty, highly successful act of hypnosis.”

Take Obama. As he prepares to leave office, the fawning has begun all over again. He is “cool”. One of the more violent presidents, Obama gave full reign to the Pentagon war-making apparatus of his discredited predecessor. He prosecuted more whistleblowers – truth-tellers – than any president. He pronounced Chelsea Manning guilty before she was tried. Today, Obama runs an unprecedented worldwide campaign of terrorism and murder by drone.

In 2009, Obama promised to help “rid the world of nuclear weapons” and was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. No American president has built more nuclear warheads than Obama. He is “modernising” America's doomsday arsenal, including a new “mini” nuclear weapon, whose size and “smart” technology, says a leading general, ensure its use is “no longer unthinkable”.

James Bradley, the best-selling author of Flags of Our Fathers and son of one of the US marines who raised the flag on Iwo Jima, said, “[One] great myth we're seeing play out is that of Obama as some kind of peaceful guy who's trying to get rid of nuclear weapons. He's the biggest nuclear warrior there is. He's committed us to a ruinous course of spending a trillion dollars on more nuclear weapons. Somehow, people live in this fantasy that because he gives vague news conferences and speeches and feel-good photo-ops that somehow that's attached to actual policy. It isn't.”

On Obama's watch, a second cold war is under way. The Russian president is a pantomime villain; the Chinese are not yet back to their sinister pig-tailed caricature – when all Chinese were banned from the United States – but the media warriors are working on it.

Neither Hillary Clinton nor Bernie Sanders has mentioned any of this. There is no risk and no danger for the United States and all of us. For them, the greatest military build-up on the borders of Russia since World War Two has not happened. On May 11, Romania went “live” with a Nato “missile defence” base that aims its first-strike American missiles at the heart of Russia, the world's second nuclear power.

In Asia, the Pentagon is sending ships, planes and special forces to the Philippines to threaten China. The US already encircles China with hundreds of military bases that curve in an arc up from Australia, to Asia and across to Afghanistan. Obama calls this a “pivot”.

As a direct consequence, China reportedly has changed its nuclear weapons policy from no-first-use to high alert and put to sea submarines with nuclear weapons. The escalator is quickening.

It was Hillary Clinton who, as Secretary of State in 2010, elevated the competing territorial claims for rocks and reef in the South China Sea to an international issue; CNN and BBC hysteria followed; China was building airstrips on the disputed islands. In its mammoth war game in 2015, Operation Talisman Sabre, the US practiced “choking” the Straits of Malacca through which pass most of China's oil and trade. This was not news.

Clinton declared that America had a “national interest” in these Asian waters. The Philippines and Vietnam were encouraged and bribed to pursue their claims and old enmities against China. In America, people are being primed to see any Chinese defensive position as offensive, and so the ground is laid for rapid escalation. A similar strategy of provocation and propaganda is applied to Russia.

Clinton, the “women's candidate”, leaves a trail of bloody coups: in Honduras, in Libya (plus the murder of the Libyan president) and Ukraine. The latter is now a CIA theme park swarming with Nazis and the frontline of a beckoning war with Russia. It was through Ukraine – literally, borderland -- that Hitler's Nazis invaded the Soviet Union, which lost 27 million people. This epic catastrophe remains a presence in Russia. Clinton's presidential campaign has received money from all but one of the world's ten biggest arms companies. No other candidate comes close.

Sanders, the hope of many young Americans, is not very different from Clinton in his proprietorial view of the world beyond the United States. He backed Bill Clinton's illegal bombing of Serbia. He supports Obama's terrorism by drone, the provocation of Russia and the return of special forces (death squads) to Iraq. He has nothing to say on the drumbeat of threats to China and the accelerating risk of nuclear war. He agrees that Edward Snowden should stand trial and he calls Hugo Chavez – like him, a social democrat – “a dead communist dictator”. He promises to support Clinton if she is nominated.

The election of Trump or Clinton is the old illusion of choice that is no choice: two sides of the same coin. In scapegoating minorities and promising to “make America great again”, Trump is a far right-wing domestic populist; yet the danger of Clinton may be more lethal for the world.

“Only Donald Trump has said anything meaningful and critical of US foreign policy,” wrote Stephen Cohen, emeritus professor of Russian History at Princeton and NYU, one of the few Russia experts in the United States to speak out about the risk of war.

In a radio broadcast, Cohen referred to critical questions Trump alone had raised. Among them: why is the United States “everywhere on the globe”? What is NATO's true mission? Why does the US always pursue regime change in Iraq, Syria, Libya, Ukraine? Why does Washington treat Russia and Vladimir Putin as an enemy?
http://www.paulcraigroberts.org/2016/05/27/john-pilger-damns-washingtons-perfidy/

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, May 30th, 2016.]

David Icke - What Others Dare Not Say


David Icke - Rothschild Zionism



Whatever you think of David Icke's views on other matters (reptilians), he is correct on this issue.

I tend to think that his more outlandish views are deliberately included into his narrative to protect himself. If he was straight on every issue he might be a target for assassination. Because he has 'undermined himself' (to a degree) he has not been taken out.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, May 30th, 2016.]

Clinton: Destroy Syria for Israel


A newly-released Hilary Clinton email confirmed that the Obama administration has deliberately provoked the civil war in Syria as the “best way to help Israel.”
 
In an indication of her murderous and psychopathic nature, Clinton also wrote that it was the “right thing” to personally threaten Bashar Assad’s family with death.

In the email, released by Wikileaks, then Secretary of State Clinton says that the “best way to help Israel” is to “use force” in Syria to overthrow the government.
 
The document was one of many unclassified by the US Department of State under case number F-2014-20439, Doc No. C05794498, following the uproar over Clinton’s private email server kept at her house while she served as Secretary of State from 2009 to 2013.
 
Although the Wikileaks transcript dates the email as December 31, 2000, this is an error on their part, as the contents of the email (in particular the reference to May 2012 talks between Iran and the west over its nuclear program in Istanbul) show that the email was in fact sent on December 31, 2012.
 
The email makes it clear that it has been US policy from the very beginning to violently overthrow the Syrian government—and specifically to do this because it is in Israel’s interests.
http://newobserveronline.com/clinton-destroy-syria-israel/

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, May 30th, 2016.]

RECAP: Hillary Clinton - A Career Criminal


Just a few (25) of the scandals, lies, and criminal activity of Hillary Clinton.



[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, May 30th, 2016.]

Sunday, 29 May 2016

‘Flow of Trucks Carrying Weapons and Ammunition from Turkey Continues’ – Russian Military


Terrorist group Al-Nusra Front is receiving daily arms shipments across the border from Turkey, the Russian General Staff says. The Al-Qaeda offshoot used the truce between government forces and moderate rebels in Syria to regroup and renew hostilities.



[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, May 29th, 2016.]

International Military Review – Syria, May 26-27






[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, May 29th, 2016.]

Keiser Report (E919): Pensions Going Bankrupt




[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, May 29th, 2016.]

Why this Old 30-Second TV Clip of Hillary Means “Trump’s going to win”




Related:


[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, May 29th, 2016.]

CDC Forced to Reveal Documents Proving Thimerosal Vaccine Preservative Causes Autism


Factually speaking, the CDC is a malicious, criminally-run anti-science quackery front group for the vaccine industry. As part of its criminal activity, it has long insisted that the vaccine preservative thimerosal is not tied to autism. But once-secret documents, now forced to be revealed by the CDC, prove the agency knew that thimerosal causes autism but deliberately hid that evidence from the public in exactly the same way the EPA hid the truth about lead poisoning of the public water supply in Flint, Michigan.

"A vaccine industry watchdog has now obtained CDC documents that show statistically significant risks of autism associated with the vaccine preservative," reports Health Advice, which also reports:

Dr. Hooker, a PhD scientist, worked with two members of Congress to craft the letter to the CDC that recently resulted in his obtaining long-awaited data from the CDC, the significance of which is historic. According to Hooker, the data on over 400,000 infants born between 1991 and 1997, which was analyzed by CDC epidemiologist Thomas Verstraeten, MD, "proves unequivocally that in 2000, CDC officials were informed internally of the very high risk of autism, non-organic sleep disorder and speech disorder associated with Thimerosal exposure."

While the mainstream media -- largely funded by pharmaceutical corporations -- ridiculously continues to claim any link between autism and vaccines is a "conspiracy theory," the link actually turns out to be evidence-based FACT.

From the Health Advice story linked above:

When the results of the Verstraeten study were first reported outside the CDC in 2005, there was no evidence that anyone but Dr. Verstraeten within the CDC had known of the very high 7.6-fold elevated relative risk of autism from exposure to Thimerosal during infancy. But now, clear evidence exists. A newly-acquired abstract from 1999 titled, "Increased risk of developmental neurologic impairment after high exposure to Thimerosal containing vaccine in first month of life" required the approval of top CDC officials prior to its presentation at the Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS) conference.

Thimerosal, which is 50% mercury by weight, was used in most childhood vaccines and in the RhoGAM shot for pregnant women prior to the early 2000s.The CDC maintains there is "no relationship between Thimerosal-containing vaccines and autism rates in children," even though the data from the CDC's own Vaccine Safety Datalink (VSD) database shows a very high risk. There are a number of public records to back this up, including this Congressional Record from May 1, 2003. The CDC's refusal to acknowledge thimerosal's risks is exemplified by a leaked statement from Dr. Marie McCormick, chair of the CDC/NIH-sponsored Immunization Safety Review at IOM. Regarding vaccination, she said in 2001, "…we are not ever going to come down that it [autism] is a true side effect…" Also of note, the former director of the CDC, which purchases $4 billion worth of vaccines annually, is now president of Merck's vaccine division.

http://www.naturalnews.com/054155_thimerosal_autism_CDC_documents.html#ixzz49oXZKsK5

The issue with the vaccines is not that we shouldn't be immunised, but that what is being introduced into the body is safe. Adding mercury to vaccines is simply unsafe and unnecessary

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, May 29th, 2016.]

Saturday, 28 May 2016

CrossTalk: Who Is Aggressive?


Who is being aggressive? For the past few years the drumbeat for a conflict with Russia has been building almost to the point of hysteria. Now there is talk of a war – including a nuclear war – that could destroy civilization. On this edition of CrossTalk we ask who benefits from such dangerous talk. CrossTalking with John Laughland, Nebojsa Malic, and Hall Gardner.



[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, May 28th, 2016.]

We Have Entered The Looting Stage Of Capitalism — Paul Craig Roberts


Having successfully used the EU to conquer the Greek people by turning the Greek “leftwing” government into a pawn of Germany’s banks, Germany now finds the IMF in the way of its plan to loot Greece into oblivion .

The IMF’s rules prevent the organization from lending to countries that cannot repay the loan. The IMF has concluded on the basis of facts and analysis that Greece cannot repay. Therefore, the IMF is unwilling to lend Greece the money with which to repay the private banks.

The IMF says that Greece’s creditors, many of whom are not creditors but simply bought up Greek debt at a cheap price in hopes of profiting, must write off some of the Greek debt in order to lower the debt to an amount that the Greek economy can service.

The banks don’t want Greece to be able to service its debt, because the banks intend to use Greece’s inability to service the debt in order to loot Greece of its assets and resources and in order to roll back the social safety net put in place during the 20th century. Neoliberalism intends to reestablish feudalism—a few robber barons and many serfs: the One Percent and the 99 percent.

The way Germany sees it, the IMF is supposed to lend Greece the money with which to repay the private German banks. Then the IMF is to be repaid by forcing Greece to reduce or abolish old age pensions, reduce public services and employment, and use the revenues saved to repay the IMF.

As these amounts will be insufficient, additional austerity measures are imposed that require Greece to sell its national assets, such as public water companies and ports and protected Greek islands to foreign investors, principallly the banks themselves or their major clients.

So far the so-called “creditors” have only pledged to some form of debt relief, not yet decided, beginning in 2 years. By then the younger part of the Greek population will have emigrated and will have been replaced by immigrants fleeing Washington’s Middle Eastern and African wars who will have loaded up Greece’s unfunded welfare system.

In other words, Greece is being destroyed by the EU that it so foolishly joined and trusted. The same thing is happening to Portugal and is also underway in Spain and Italy. The looting has already devoured Ireland and Latvia (and a number of Latin American countries) and is underway in Ukraine.

The current newspaper headlines reporting an agreement being reached between the IMF and Germany about writing down the Greek debt to a level that could be serviced are false. No “creditor” has yet agreed to write off one cent of the debt. All that the IMF has been given by so-called “creditors” is unspecific “pledges” of an unspecified amount of debt writedown two years from now.

The newspaper headlines are nothing but fluff that provide cover for the IMF to succumb to presssure and violate its own rules. The cover lets the IMF say that a (future unspecified) debt writedown will enable Greece to service the remainder of its debt and, therefore, the IMF can lend Greece the money to pay the private banks.

In other words, the IMF is now another lawless Western institution whose charter means no more than the US Constitution or the word of the US government in Washington.

The media persists in calling the looting of Greece a “bailout.”

To call the looting of a country and its people a “bailout” is Orwellian. The brainwashing is so successful that even the media and politicians of looted Greece call the financial imperialism that Greece is suffering a “bailout.”

Everywhere in the Western world a variety of measures, both corporate and governmental, have resulted in the stagnation of income growth. In order to continue to report profits, mega-banks and global corporations have turned to looting. Social Security systems and public services–and in the US even the TSA airline security screening–are targeted for privatization, and indebtedness so accurately described by John Perkins in his book, Confessions of an Economic Hit Man, is used to set up entire countries to be looted.

We have entered the looting stage of capitalism. Desolation will be the result
http://www.paulcraigroberts.org/2016/05/25/we-have-entered-the-looting-stage-of-capitalism-paul-craig-roberts/

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, May 28th, 2016.]

Donald Trump FULL Press Conference After Reaching 1,237 Delegates



Donald Trump FULL Press Conference After... by debunkerbuster

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, May 28th, 2016.]

Trump Rips Bill Kristol: "All The Guy Wants to do is Kill People and Go to War"


Trump slammed Kristol as a "loser" and a "real lightweight."

"Here's what I don't understand," Trump said. "Why do you keep putting a guy on television that's been proven to be wrong for so many years?"


He wants the war in Iraq," Trump mocked.

"All the guy wants to do is kill people and go to war... even though he knows it's not working, although he doesn't know because he's not smart enough."

Trump went on to mock his failing attempt to create a third party and find a candidate willing to run.

"I actually feel sorry for him... he's been doing this for 9 months and he can't find anybody, what a loser," Trump said
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http://www.informationliberation.com/?id=54870

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, May 28th, 2016.]

What Britain Forgot: Making Things Matters


It’s being blamed on the Brexit jitters. But the weakness in the UK economy that the latest figures reveal is actually a symptom of a much deeper malaise. Britain has never properly recovered from the 2008 financial crisis. At the end of 2015, inflation-adjusted income per capita in the UK was only 0.2% higher than its 2007 peak. This translates into an annual growth rate of 0.025% per year. How pathetic this performance is can be put into perspective by recalling that Japan’s per capita income during its so-called “lost two decades” between 1990 and 2010 grew at 1% a year.

At the root of this inability to stage a real recovery is the serious imbalance that has developed in the past few decades – namely, the over-development of the UK financial sector and the atrophy of manufacturing. Right after the 2008 financial crisis there was a widespread recognition that the ballooning financial sector needed to be reined in. Even George Osborne talked excitedly for a while about the “march of the makers”. That march never materialised, however, and manufacturing’s share of GDP has stagnated at around 10%.

This is remarkable, given that the value of sterling has fallen by around 30% since the crisis. In any other country a currency devaluation of this magnitude would have generated an export boom in manufactured goods, leading to an expansion of the sector.

Unfortunately manufacturing had been so weakened since the 1980s that it didn’t have a hope of staging any such revival. Even with a massive devaluation, the UK’s trade balance in manufacturing goods (that is, manufacturing exports minus imports) as a proportion of GDP has hardly budged. The weakness of manufacturing is the main reason for the UK’s ever-growing deficit, which stood at 5.2% of GDP in 2015.

Some play down the concerns: the UK, we hear, is still the seventh or eighth largest manufacturing nation in the world – after the US, China, Japan, Germany, South Korea, France and Italy. But it only gets this ranking because it has a large population. In terms of per capita output, it ranks somewhere between 20th and 25th. In other words, saying that we need not worry about the UK’s manufacturing sector because it is still one of the largest is like saying that a poor family with lots of its members working at low wages need not worry about money because their total income is bigger than that of another family with fewer, high-earning members.

Another argument is that we now live in a post-industrial knowledge economy, in which “making things” no longer matters. The proponents of this argument wheel out Switzerland, which has more than twice the per capita income of the UK despite – or rather because of – its reliance on finance and tourism.

However Switzerland is actually the most industrialised country in the world, measured by manufacturing output per head. In 2013 that manufacturing output was nearly twice the US’s and nearly three times the UK’s. The discourse of post-industrial knowledge economy fundamentally misunderstands the role of manufacturing in economic prosperity.

First of all, despite the relative increase in the importance of services, the manufacturing sector is still – and will always be – the main source of productivity growth and economic prosperity. It is a sector that is most open to the use of machines and chemical processes, which raises productivity. It is also where most research and development, which generates new technologies, is done.
http://www.counterpunch.org/2016/05/23/what-britain-forgot-making-things-matters/

Retaining levels of internal productive capacity (industry/manufacturing/businesses) is important to EVERY country. Shifting these outside national boundaries exports overall wealth (jobs/wages/revenue) and the diminishes the capacity to innovate.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, May 28th, 2016.]

HOW TO EASILY WIN THE ELECTION - A Letter to the Labour Party of Australia


All you need to do to win is make a deal with the car manufacturers so that they will keep production within Australia.

Plus mandate the purchase/lease of Australian made cars for official Government business (like your proposal to use Australian produced steel in Government funded construction).

You should also note that there is a concern regarding the replacement of Police vehicles in Australia with less appropriate imported models that are not as functional, or as strongly built, as the Holden Commodore.

Please understand that other countries support their (foreign owned) car industries so why shouldn't we? The current Government is presently supporting defence manufacturing with policy designed to have equipment built within Australia - specifically intended to create jobs. The lack of support for the car manufacturers smells like a double standard.

And there will not be enough new 'high tech/innovative' industries to replace large scale car and parts manufacturing set to be lost within our country. The loss of up to 200,000 jobs is not something that can be easily replaced with new technology manufacturing. This has been promised many times before and yet we've only seen the partial fulfilment of the previous lofty claims (notably thanks to the IT sector).

What we must guard against is excessive outsourcing. This has destroyed the US economy, through NAFTA originally, and has accelerated in the last decade. Even high tech jobs can be outsourced.

'Free trade' is a fiction in a world where countries (wisely) retain levels of protectionist policy. As a Government it is important to look after the interests of those that reside within our borders. Policies that impoverish citizens will lead to a loss of revenue and facilitate incidents of civil unrest.

Retaining levels of internal productive capacity (industry/manufacturing/businesses) is vitally important to every country. Shifting production outside national boundaries exports overall wealth (jobs/wages/revenue) and diminishes the capacity to innovate.

If you simply retain the car manufacturers, as a start, then you will curry favour of a huge sector of the population. It is for this reason, retaining jobs and manufacturing, that a person like Donald Trump finds continuing and growing support in the US despite whatever else he says. The man could do or say anything and the people will still vote for him if he brings back jobs into the country.

Please take this suggestion seriously. In my spare time I am a geopolitical blogger and news editor with more than 10 years experience of dealing with these issues. I have also contributed to the recent 2015 Defence White paper.

ps. You must also refuse to sign the Trans Pacific Partnership 'trade agreement' because it allows foreign corporations to sue our Government for projected(!) losses if we chose to exclude or restrict them from, or within, our markets. Those who are party to this agreement, such as The Minister for Trade and Investment, Andrew Robb, need to be prosecuted for their actions since what they are pushing is tantamount to treason. Thanks for your time.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, May 28th, 2016.]

Friday, 27 May 2016

Exposing the Dirty War on Syria


Today we talk to Dr. Tim Anderson of the University of Sydney about his new book, “The Dirty War on Syria: Washington, Regime Change and Resistance.” From the Houla hoax to the chemical weapons false flag, Dr. Anderson rips the mask from the lies that have clouded the mainstream narrative of the Syrian war.



A MUST SEE deconstruction of the war propaganda. Share widely.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, May 27th, 2016.]

Rebel Chief Linked to Al-Qaeda & ISIS Freely Visits US, State Dept says it ‘Didn’t Know’


A Syrian militant group chief shielded from the UN terror list by the US despite its links to ISIS and Al-Qaeda reportedly had no trouble entering Washington on a European passport. The State Department refused to speak on “visa records.”



The terrorist 'military chief' that came and visited the US is part of the extremist proxy forces operating in Syria with US, Turkish and Saudi backing. The US has sponsored these types of killers before, even non-Muslim ones like the Contras in Central America during the 80s. Strategically, the US has NO PROBLEM working with the DEATH SQUADS. ISIS is a US-Turkish-Saudi-Israeli tool for regime change. It's pretty simple.

Also, think back to the DIA documents that said: "the West, Gulf Countries and Turkey" were supporting the extremists from at least Aug 2012, and that they were aiming for the creation of a Salafist State that would act as a blocking force to Assad's Government, the Government of Iraq and Iran. So far the proxy army has been very successful. And please note that the US fight against ISIS is theatre. Our Middle East allies (with US intelligence) back the terrorists, while expendable US troops fight them on the ground in Iraq.

Related Info:

General Wesley Clark: Wars Were Planned - Seven Countries In Five Years from, at least, 2001 (including Iraq, Libya and Syria)


The Covert Origins of ISIS


[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, May 27th, 2016.]

International Military Review – Syria & Iraq, May 24-25


Following the recent gains of the pro-government forces in Damascus’ East Ghouta, the leadership of the militants group of Jaish al-Islam and Faylaq Al-Rahman reached a ceasefire deal to oppose the loyalists in the area. The intense infighting among the militant group had been an important fact that allowed the government forces to liberate the Southern part of the region.
 
On May 24, ISIS reportedly seized Tal Sawanah in the province of Homs. The militants had pushed off with the SAA’s 68th Brigade of the 18th Tank Division from the area. Now, ISIS is a striking distance to the T-4 Military Airport, located near the road between Palmyra and Homs.
 
Meanwhile, an American geopolitical intelligence firm, Stratfor, has released satellite imagery that allegedly prove 4 Russian Mi-24 attack helicopters and a supply depot were destroyed and a Syrian MiG-25 aircraft damaged by the ISIS militants’ shelling on May 14. The attack helicopters and the warplanes were located at the T4 air base. The Russian Defense Ministry rejected the reports, saying the imagery depict the result of fierce fighting for this aerodrome between the Syrian government troops and the terrorists.





[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, May 27th, 2016.]

Pedophile Empire Exposed


Conchita Sarnoff of the Alliance to Rescue Victims of Trafficking breaks down her book "TrafficKing".



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Pedophile Hastert Gets Jail Time, But Systematic Cover Ups Persist

Originally Posted by JM Talboo at Phoenix Rising.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, May 27th, 2016.]

He Has A Record - Michael W. Stowell


Democratic Socialist??? He called Hugo Chavez a "dead communist dictator" then he saddled up for a photo op with Evo Morales at the Vatican???

I know the Sanders supporters don't consider the fact that he has been in congress for a long time and has a record, they're too captivated by his rhetoric to investigate that. Here's a small sampling: He expressed staunch support for the aid and encouragement of violently right-wing separatist forces such as the self-styled Kosovo Liberation Army, whose members were trained as Mujahideen, during Clinton's 100-day bombing of Yugoslavia and Kosovo in 1999. So he has a record of supporting jihadist proxies for the overthrow of sovereign governments.

Sanders also supported Bill Clinton's sanctions against Iraq, sanctions that prohibited medicines for infants and children...more than 500,000 innocents killed for no other reason than that they were Iraqi. Sanders said yes in a voice vote to the Clinton-era crime Bill, the Violent Crime Control & Law Enforcement Act of 1994, which expanded the death penalty to cover 60 offenses. So he is obviously pro-death penalty.

He loves to bluster about corporate welfare and big banks but he voted for funding the Commodity Futures “Modernization” Act which deregulated commercial banks and created an “unregulated market in derivatives and swaps” which was the major contributor to the 2007 economic crisis.

Sanders has always voted in favor of awarding more corporate welfare for the military-industrial-complex - he continues his undying support of the $1.5 trillion F-35, which is still not finished, and even if he says he's against a particular war he votes in favor of funding it. How sane is that - voting in favor of funding something that you are opposed to??

Then too, I don't forget that after all his ranting he voted in favor of what was originally a Republican proposal for a tax and law requiring American citizens to purchase products from corporate insurers - more corporate welfare.

Sanders has never talked about Israeli withdrawal from the occupied territories and the Palestinian right of return or about reparations for the Palestinian Nakba. At best, he seems to equate both sides as being equally responsible for all the death and destruction and you should know as well as I do, that is absurd. Then, too, he always votes for more funding for the Zionists, at every turn, though I don't recall him ever introducing legislation to provide funding for Palestine. Sanders has never suggested enforcing U.S. law and cutting off all aid until Israel enters into and abides by the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty. Whatever the number, Israel has more than 100 nuclear weapons, yet no one in the US government, including Bernie Sanders, will publicly admit to this truth because to do so would expose contravention of the very laws we passed decades ago against proliferation, while simultaneously revealing the hypocrisy of the current American foreign policy regarding Israel. Below is an overview of the US laws broken, provided by the Arms Control Association:

Symington Amendment
Adopted 1976. Sec. 101 of the Arms Export Control Act,formerly Sec. 669 of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 as amended. Prohibits most U.S. assistance to any country found trafficking in nuclear enrichment equipment or technology outside of international safeguards. President Jimmy Carter found Pakistan in violation of the Symington amendment in 1979 because of Islamabad’s clandestine construction of a uranium enrichment plant. U.S. aid to Islamabad was possible between 1982 and 1990 only through the use of presidential waivers.

Glenn Amendment
Adopted 1977. Sec. 102(b) of the Arms Export Control Act,formerly Sec. 670 of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 as amended. Prohibits U.S. foreign assistance to any non-nuclear-weapon state (as defined by the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty) that, among other things, detonates a nuclear explosive device. President Bill Clinton imposed Glenn amendment sanctions against India on May 13, 1998, two days after NewDelhi broke its self-imposed 24-year moratorium on nuclear testing. On May 30,1998, Clinton invoked similar sanctions against Pakistan, following Islamabad’s six nuclear tests on May 28 and 30.
https://www.facebook.com/notes/michael-w-stowell/he-has-a-record/10153993156496183

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, May 27th, 2016.]

Thursday, 26 May 2016

Will The November US Presidential Election Bring The End Of The World? — Paul Craig Roberts


Escobar reports that recently the Rand Corporation, “essentially a CIA outpost,” concluded that “Russia could overrun NATO in a mere 60 hours, if not less.” On the level of nukes and missile systems, Russia is four generations ahead of the US military/security complex, which is mainly interested in inflating profits with cost overruns. US weapons systems are simply outclassed.

Nevertheless, the Russian high command is concerned with the Russian government’s low-key response to Washington’s aggression. The generals blame the “Atlanticists Integrationists” who infect Putin’s government. This faction is believed to be organized around Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev and believes Russia should make concessions to Washington in order to be accepted as part of the West. The incompetent Russian central bank and neoliberal economists are part of the faction whose goal is to be part of the West regardless of its impact on Russian independence from Washington’s Empire.

Stephen Cohen and Alastair Crooke, a former British secret agent, almost alone in the West have noticed that the Russian military and predominant part of the government that emphasizes national sovereignty are putting pressure on President Putin to eliminate those in the government who are willing to compromise Russia’s independence in order to gain acceptance by Washington. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/alastair-crooke/putin-west-war_b_9991162.html 
 
This has been my own opinion for some time. It is impossible to adequately stand up to an external threat when unreliable elements are part of the threatened government.
 
If Putin is forced to remove Washington’s agents from his government, as he must do if Russia is to survive Washington’s plots, he must not let them leave Russia.
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As I have previously written, pushing Russia to war means the demise of the US and Europe and, considering the destructive power of nuclear weapons, most likely of all life on earth.
 
The main cause of this danger is the arrogance, hubris, and utter stupidity of the American neoconservatives who are ensconced in positions of power and influence and in Hillary’s presidential campaign. A secondary cause is Europe’s vassal status, which deprives Europe of a sensible foreign policy and forces Europe to enable Washington’s aggression.

What this means is that no matter what you think of Trump, if you vote for Hillary you are definitely voting for the end of the world.
http://www.paulcraigroberts.org/2016/05/24/will-the-november-us-presidential-election-bring-the-end-of-the-world-paul-craig-roberts/

I don't think there will be a nuclear exchange, but if Hillary wins conflict will continue and likely escalate.

Related Info:

Pentagon-Linked Analysts Push Preemptive Strike on Russia, Missile Defense

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, May 26th, 2016.]

Was EgyptAir 804 Accidentally Shot Down? Michael Rivero


Cancer cures big pharma doesn't want you to know about, Canada keeps Bill C-51, censorship of Police violence in the USA, Trump vs Clinton, Trump and international business relations, Brexit and the EU dictatorship, Venezuela targeted by the US. Guest's website: http://whatreallyhappened.com



[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, May 26th, 2016.]

FINALLY! Scientific American Writer Exposes the Tribal Cultist Arrogance and Dogmatic Lunacy of Science 'Skeptics'


Today I'm tipping my hat to John Horgan, a blogger who writes for Scientific American, for his extraordinary article entitled Dear "Skeptics," Bash Homeopathy and Bigfoot Less, Mammograms and War More.

In his article, Horgan rightly points out that today's so-called "science skeptics" are little more than dogmatic tribal cultists (my words, not Horgan's) who celebrate "skeptical" thinking concerning their selected philosophical targets while vehemently denying anyone's right to question their own beliefs on things like breast cancer screening, vaccine safety, global warming and genetically engineered foods.

As Horgan eloquently explains in his piece, real skeptics are skeptical of everything, not just selected topics that are targeted by the madness of status quo science crowds (i.e. the "cult of scientism").

Real skepticism means questioning everything... especially the status quo

A real skeptic, in other words, would bring critical thinking to all of our science narratives and cultural beliefs, including those that cover the origin of the universe (cosmology), the origin of the human species, the nature of consciousness, the long history of indigenous botanical medicine, the cancer industry and mammography, homeopathy, antidepressant drugs, water filters, the existence of God and everything else imaginable. But far too many of today's infamous "skeptics" (such as Richard Dawkins) are really just cultists who labor under the false banner of "science." And they're offensive to real critical thinkers, it turns out.

"I don’t hang out with people who self-identify as capital-S Skeptics. Or Atheists. Or Rationalists," explains Horgan. "When people like this get together, they become tribal. They pat each other on the back and tell each other how smart they are compared to those outside the tribe. But belonging to a tribe often makes you dumber."

I've seen this myself, on both ends of the medicine spectrum. I've seen insanely stupid pharmacology experts swear that statin drugs are such miraculous chemicals that they should be dripped into the public water supply. But I've also seen "raw foodies" at festivals swearing that their "water vortexer machines" could levitate water in defiance of the laws of gravity.

In both cases, my critical thinking alarms go haywire, and I shake my head in disbelief that so many people are so gullible, regardless of their level of academic education or technical mastery of certain subjects. A highly trained doctor with an IQ of 200 can be just as functionally stupid as a high school dropout, I've observed. In fact, when it comes to medicine and health, many so-called "experts" are so ignorant of reality that they almost seem cognitively retarded
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http://www.naturalnews.com/054105_science_skeptics_Scientific_American_cult_of_scientism.html

Another layer to this cake is the strong likelihood that many of the leading 'Skeptics' are active (Government) disinformation propagandists, people like Michael Shermer, who ignore or obfuscate hard scientific evidence when it comes to high level corruption, such as with the September 11 attacks. Other issues related to science also come into play, such as hiding experimental evidence indicating the reality of ESP and the UFO phenomena.


I suspect that the leading proponents are recruited because they have corrupt, or intelligence-linked, backgrounds.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, May 26th, 2016.]

US Delinquent Debt At Levels Worse Than 2008: “Exact Same Thing Is Happening Again”


You are about to see more very clear evidence that a new economic crisis has already begun.  During economic recoveries, business debt delinquencies generally fall, and during times of economic recession business debt delinquencies generally rise.  In fact, you will see below that business debt delinquencies shot up dramatically just prior to the last two recessions, and the exact same thing is happening again right now.  In 2008, business debt delinquencies increased at a very frightening pace just before Lehman Brothers collapsed, and this was a very clear sign that big trouble was ahead.  Unfortunately for us, in 2016 business debt delinquencies have already shot up above the level they were sitting at just before the collapse of Lehman Brothers, and every time debt delinquencies have ever gotten this high the U.S. economy has always fallen into recession.

In article after article, I have shown that key indicators for the U.S. economy started falling in either late 2014 or at some point during 2015.  Well, business debt delinquencies are another example of this phenomenon.  According to Wolf Richter, business debt delinquencies have shot up an astounding 137 percent since the fourth quarter of 2014
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To me, this couldn’t be any clearer.

Just like the U.S. government and just like U.S. consumers, U.S. businesses are absolutely drowning in debt.

In fact, a report that was just released found that debt at U.S. companies has been growing at a pace that is 50 times faster than the rate that cash has been growing.

Just imagine what it would mean for your family if your debt was growing 50 times faster than your bank account.  Needless to say, this is an extremely troubling development
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And the really bad news is that banks all across the country are starting to tighten credit to businesses.

In other words, they are beginning to become much more reluctant to loan money to businesses because debts are going bad at such an alarming rate.

When the flow of credit to the business community starts to slow down, it is inevitable that the overall economy slows down as well.  It is just basic economics.  So the deterioration of the U.S. economy that we have witnessed so far is just the beginning of a process that is going to take quite a while to play out.

And let us not forget that most of the rest of the world is already is much worse shape than we are.  Most global financial markets are officially in bear market territory right now, and some nations are already experiencing full-blown economic depression.

Now that the early chapters of the “next crisis” are here, most American families find themselves ill-equipped to deal with another major downturn.  In fact, USA Today is reporting that approximately two-thirds of the country is currently living paycheck to paycheck
http://www.shtfplan.com/headline-news/delinquent-debt-at-levels-worse-than-2008-exact-same-thing-is-happening-again_05232016

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, May 26th, 2016.]

RSBN Presents: Hispanics For Donald Trump



[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, May 26th, 2016.]

Wednesday, 25 May 2016

The TRUE HISTORY of America's FALSE FLAG WARS -- James Perloff


Researcher and author James Perloff returns to SGT report to expose the true history of false flag operations and events that have led America into war after war after war, from the the sinking of the Maine and the Spanish war to 9/11 and the Iraqi war, and beyond. This history is the reason General Smedley Butler spend his life trying to get people to understand that WAR IS A RACKET. THIS is the real history of the Rockefeller-Rothschild NWO war machine known globally as the United States of America.



[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, May 25th, 2016.]

Americans: A Conquered People: The New Serfs — Paul Craig Roberts


As readers know, I have seen some optimism in voters support for Trump and Sanders as neither are members of the corrupt Republican and Democratic political establishments. Members of both political establishments enrich themselves by betraying the American people and serving only the interest of the One Percent. The American people are being driven into the ground purely for the sake of more mega-billions for a handful of super-rich people.

Neither political party is capable of doing anything whatsoever about it, and neither will.

The optimism that I see is that the public’s support of outsiders is an indication that the insouciant public is waking up. But Americans will have to do more than wake up, as they cannot rescue themselves via the voting booth. In my opinion, the American people will remain serfs until they wake up to Revolution.

Today Americans exist as a conquered people. They have lost the Bill of Rights, the amendments to the Constitution that protect their liberty. Anyone, other than the One Percent and their political and legal servants, can be picked up without charges and detained indefinitely as during the Dark Ages, when government was unaccountable and no one had any rights. Only those with power were safe. In America today anyone not politically protected can be declared “associated with terrorism” and taken out by a Hellfire missile from a drone on the basis of a list of human targets drawn up by the president’s advisers. Due process, guaranteed by the US Constitution, no longer exists in the United States of America. Neither does the constitutional prohibition against the government spying on citizens without just cause and a court warrant. The First Amendment itself, whose importance was emphasized by our Founding Fathers by making it the First Amendment, is no longer protected by the corrupt Supreme Court. The Nine who comprise the Supreme Court, like the rest of the bought-and-paid-for-government, serve only the One Percent. Truth-tellers have become “an enemy of the state.” Whisteblowers are imprisoned despite their legal protection in US law.

The United States government has unaccountable power. Its power is not accountable to US statutory law, to international law, to the Congress, to the judiciary, to the American people, or to moral conscience. In the 21st century the war criminal US government has murdered, maimed, and dislocated millions of people based on lies and propaganda. Washington has destroyed seven countries in whole or part in order to enrich the American elite and comply with the neoconservative drive for US world hegemony.

Americans live in a propaganda-fabricated world in which a brutal police state is cloaked in nice words like “freedom and democracy.” “Freedom and democracy” is what Washington’s war machine brings with sanctions, bombs, no-fly zones, troops, and drones to countries that dare to cling to their independence from Washington’s hegemony.

Only two countries armed with strong military capability and nuclear weapons—Russia and China—stand between Washington and Washington’s goal of hegemony over the entire world.

If Russia or China falter, the evil ensconced in Washington will rule the world. America will be the Anti-Christ. The predictions of the Christian Evangelicals preaching “end times” will take on new meaning.

Russia is vulnerable to becoming a vassal state of Washington. Despite a legion of betrayals by Washington, the Russian government has just proposed a joint US/Russia cooperation against terrorists.

One wonders if the Russian government will ever learn from experience. Has Washington cooperated with the agreement concerning Ukraine? Of course not. Has Washington cooperated in the investigation of MH-17? Of course not. Has Washington ceased its propaganda about a Russian invasion of Crimera and Ukraine? Of course not. Has Washington kept any agreement previous US governments made with Russia? Of course not.

So why does the Russian government think Washington would keep any agreement about a joint effort against terrorism?

The Russian government and the Russian people are so unaware of the danger that they face from Washington that they let foreigners control 20 percent of their media! Is Russia unaware that Washington has Russia slated for vassalage or destruction?

China is even more absurd. According to the Chinese government itself, China has 7,000 foreign-financed NGOs operating in China! Foreign financed NGOs are what Washington used to destabilize Ukraine and overthrow the elected government.

What does the Chinese government think these NGOs are doing other than destabilizing China?

Both Russia and China are infected with Western worship that creates a vulnerability that Washington can exploit. Delusions can result in inadequate response to threat.

All of Europe, both western, eastern and southern, the British Pacific such as Australia and New Zealand, Japan and other parts of Asia are vassal states of Washington’s Empire. None of these allegedly “sovereign” countries have an independent voice or an independent foreign or economic policy. All of Latin America is subject to Washington’s control. No reformist government in Latin America has ever survived Washington’s disapproval of putting the interests of the domestic populations ahead of American corporate and financial profits. Already this year Washington has overthrown the female presidents of Argentina and Brazil. Washington is currently in the process of overthrowing the government in Venezuela, with Ecuador and Bolivia waiting in the wings. In 2009 Killary Clinton and Obama overthrew the government of Honduras, an old Washington habit.

As Washington pays the UN’s bills, the UN is compliant. No hand is ever raised against Washington. So why does anyone on the face of the earth think that an American election can change anything or mean anything?

We know that Killary is a liar, a crook, an agent for the One Percent, and a warmonger. Let’s now look at Trump.

Are there grounds for optimism about Trump? In the West “news reporting” is propaganda, so it is difficult to know.
http://www.paulcraigroberts.org/2016/05/23/americans-a-conquered-people-the-new-serfs-paul-craig-roberts/

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, May 25th, 2016.]

International Military Review – Syria, May 20-23






[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, May 25th, 2016.]

Still Report #889 - Brexit or 12 Million Turks Will Flood UK


According to a devastating new poll done for Britain’s Sunday Express newspaper, more than 12 million Turkish citizens would move to Britain if the country joins the European Union.



Countries need to rectify the problems that exist within their own borders rather than exporting them, essentially cost free, to their neighbours - who then take up the bill.

Related Info:

Turkey keeps Syrian scholars, sends off others: EU

Turkey is banning Syrian academics from leaving the country and only permitting the severely ill and uneducated refugees to take part in a one-for-one controversial resettlement deal with the EU, a report says.
According to a report published by the German magazine Spiegel on Saturday, several EU countries have censured Turkey’s highly selective approach on sending Syrian refugees to Europe.
Based on a deal struck with the EU in March, refugees arriving on European soil via the Aegean Sea may be sent back to Turkey. For each refugee returned, the EU will take one Syrian refugee currently living in Turkey.
In return, the EU has made several commitments to Ankara, including financial aid, visa-free travel for Turks, and progress in its EU membership negotiations.
http://www.presstv.com/Detail/2016/05/21/466766/turkey-syrian-refugees-eu-selective-approach

'Not remotely on the cards' Cameron rules out Turkey joining EU anytime soon


[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, May 25th, 2016.]

‘Very Fishy’: Trump Comments on Vince Foster Clinton Conspiracy Theory


Donald Trump has officially commented on the conspiracy theory that Bill and Hillary Clinton had something to do with Vince Foster‘s death.

No, seriously.

According to The Washington Post, during one recent interview Trump was going off about Clinton when he said, “It’s the one thing with her, whether it’s Whitewater or whether it’s Vince Foster or whether it’s Benghazi. It’s always a mess with Hillary.”

So, of course, he was asked about his thoughts on Foster and how his suicide may have been a staged killing by the Clintons. This is what Trump said:

He called theories of possible foul play “very serious” and the circumstances of Foster’s death “very fishy.”
http://www.mediaite.com/online/very-fishy-trump-comments-on-vince-foster-clinton-conspiracy-theory/

The death of Vince Foster was almost certainly a political assassination intended to protect Hillary Clinton.

Related Info:

MSNBC: Bill Clinton's relationship with Jeffrey Epstein could blow up campaign


[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, May 25th, 2016.]

Tuesday, 24 May 2016

Can Russia Survive Washington’s Attack? “Nuclear War with Russia is Entirely Possible in the Next Year” - Paul Craig Roberts


It is not only American generals who are irresponsible and declare on the basis of no evidence whatsoever that “Russia is an existential threat to the United States” and also to the Baltic states, Poland, Georgia, Ukraine, and all of Europe. British generals. also participate in the warmongering.  UK retired general and former NATO commander Sir Richard Shirreff, Deputy Supreme Allied Commander in Europe until 2014, has just declared that nuclear war with Russia is “entirely possible” within the year.

My loyal readers know that I, myself, have been warning for some time about the likelihood of nuclear war.  However, there is a vast difference between me and the Western generals.  I see the war as the consequence of the neoconservative drive for US world hegemony.

The neoconservative drive for world hegemony is acknowledged by the neoconservatives themselves in their public position papers, and it has a 15 year record of being implemented in America’s many and ongoing wars in the Middle East and Africa.  Although the Presstitute media does its best to keep our focus away from the known facts, the facts remain known.

The position of the Western generals is that “Russian aggression” is driving an innocent America/NATO to nuclear war.

Here is General Shirreff’s list of “Russian aggressions”:
“He [Putin] has invaded Georgia, he has invaded the Crimea, he has invaded Ukraine. He has used force and got away with it.  In a period of tension, an attack on the Baltic states… is entirely plausible.”
Shirreff is talking about make-believe happenings that even if real would be taking place inside what were until recently Russia’s long-standing national boundaries.

General Shirreff strikes me as either uninformed or a dissembler. It is the United States and Israel who use force and get away with it. The Russian invasion of the former Russian province, Georgia, was a response to the American puppet government’s invasion of South Ossetia in which the American and israeli trained and equipped Georgia troops killed Russian peace-keeping troops and a large number of South Ossetian civilians while the Russian government was at the Beijing Olympics.

It only took a small fraction of the Russian Army a few hours to roll up the American and Israeli trained Georgian Army.  Putin had the former Russian province in his hand. He could have hung the American puppet president and reincorporated Georgia back into Russia, where it probably belongs, having spent all of modern history in that location.

But Putin did not see Georgia as a prize, and having made his point, let the Americans have their puppet state back.  The president at the time, a scummy scoundrel, was thrown out of the country by Georgians and now serves the American puppet state of Ukraine, like so many others who are not Ukrainian. Apparently, Washington can’t find enough Ukrainians who will sell out their country for Washington and has to bring in foreigners to help Washington rule Ukraine.

There has been, alas, no Russian invasion of Ukraine.  Putin would not even accept the pleas of the Russian majority populations in the breakaway provinces of Donetsk and Luhansk to be reincorporated back into Russia where they belong. If Putin actually wanted Ukraine, he doesn’t need to send in an army.  He can take back the eastern and southern parts just by accepting the pleas of the people to again be a part of Russia.

The only plea that Putin accepted was that of the Crimeans, who with an extremely high turnout never experienced in “western democracies” voted 97.6 percent to rejoin Russia, where Crimea resided for longer than the US has existed, until Khrushchev, a Ukrainian, transferred Crimea from the Russian Soviet Republic to the Ukrainian Soviet Republic when both were provinces of the Soviet Union.

Little doubt that Putin accepted Crimea’s plea because Russia’s only warm water port and entrance into the Mediterranean Sea is Russia’s naval base in Crimea, and little doubt that Putin refused Donetsk and Luhansk in order to deflect Washington’s propagandistic charges, such of those of former general Shirreff. Putin reasoned, mistakenly in my view, that his refusal to accept Donetsk and Luhansk would reassure Washington’s NATO puppet states and lessen Washington’s influence over Europe.  For the corrupt Europeans, facts are of no consequence. Washington’s money prevails.

Putin doesn’t understand the power of Washington’s money.  In the entire West only money counts.  There is no such thing as Washington’s word, government integrity, truth, or even empirical facts.  There are only well- propagated lies.  The entire West is a lie. The West exists for one reason only–corporate profits.

The retired general Shirreff claims, without any evidence, which is typical, that Putin “used force and got away with it.”

What force is the general talking about?  Can he identify the force?  The independent international observers of the Crimean voting report that it was completely fair, that there was no intimidation, no troops or any Russian intimidation present.

The former NATO general Shirreff believes that a Russian attack “on the Baltic states is entirely possible.”  For what reason?  The Baltic states, former provinces of the Soviet Union, comprise no threat whatsoever to Russia.  The Russians have no reason whatsoever to attack the Baltic states. It was Russia that gave the Baltic states their independence.  Just as it was Russia that gave Ukraine and Georgia their independence.

Imperial Washington is leveraging the reasonableness of the Russian government to put Russia in a propagandistic light. The Russian government has permitted itself to be put on the defensive and has given the attack to Washington.

Russia has not attacked anyone except the terrorist group ISIS. Allegedly, Washington is opposed to terrorism, but Washington has been using ISIS in an effort to overthrow the Syrian government with terrorism.  Russia has put a halt to that. The question before us is whether the Russian government so desires to be accepted by the West that Putin sells out Syria to Washington/Israeli dismemberment in order to show that Russia is a good partner for the West.

If Russia doesn’t get over its affection for the West, Russia will lose its independence.
http://www.globalresearch.ca/can-russia-survive-washingtons-attack-nuclear-war-with-russia-is-entirely-possible-in-the-next-year/5526632

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, May 24th, 2016.]