Wednesday, 28 February 2018

“The Road to Tehran Goes Through Damascus”: If Syria Falls, America’s War on Iran Begins?


Trump is continuing the same foreign policy as the Obama Administration on Syria to remove its President, Bashar al-Assad from power. The Trump Administration claims that they are still serious threats of ISIS and other terrorist groups within Syria. Ironically, Trump also claimed in a number of occasions that it was the U.S. that had defeated the terrorists, but in reality it was the pro-Syrian government forces with help from Russia that deserves most of the credit, besides wasn’t it the U.S. who created ISIS and other terrorist groups that devastated Syria in the first place?

However, terrorists are not the only threats according to the U.S. Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson and of course, Trump himself, it is Iran who poses a serious threat to the entire region. Last month, Tillerson delivered a speech at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University and made it clear that U.S. troops will remain in Syria not just to fight terrorists, but to prevent Iran from attacking its interests, its main allies and the U.S. military:
And continued strategic threats to the U.S. from not just ISIS and al-Qaida, but from others persist. And this threat I’m referring to is principally Iran. 
As part of its strategy to create a northern arch, stretching from Iran to Lebanon and the Mediterranean, Iran has dramatically strengthened its presence in Syria by deploying Iranian Revolutionary Guard troops; supporting Lebanese Hizballah; and importing proxy forces from Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, and elsewhere. Through its position in Syria, Iran is positioning to continue attacking U.S. interests, our allies, and personnel in the region. It is spending billions of dollars a year to prop up Assad and wage proxy wars at the expense of supporting its own people
Tillerson also said that
 “it is vital for the United States to remain engaged in Syria for several reasons: Ungoverned spaces, especially in conflict zones, are breeding grounds for ISIS and other terrorist organizations.”
Then Tillerson explained why U.S. troops must remain in Syria and that is to ultimately remove President Bashar al-Assad:
Additionally, a total withdrawal of American personnel at this time would restore Assad and continue his brutal treatment against his own people. A murderer of his own people cannot generate the trust required for long-term stability. A stable, unified, and independent Syria ultimately requires post-Assad leadership in order to be successful. Continued U.S. presence to ensure the lasting defeat of ISIS will also help pave the way for legitimate local civil authorities to exercise responsible governance of their liberated areas. The departure of Assad through the UN-led Geneva process will create the conditions for a durable peace within Syria and security along the borders for Syria’s neighbors
Syria has been an obstacle to the long anticipated war with Iran for both the U.S. and Israel. There has been an economic war on Iran which has been in effect since the Iranian Revolution of 1979 with continued economic sanctions imposed primarily by the U.S. Their main objective is to ultimately turn Iran into another Iraq or Libya making Israel the hegemonic power within the Middle East with its undeclared nuclear weapons arsenal with U.S. support.

With that said, what can justify a US-led war on Syria this time around? Possibly, another false-flag operation using chemical weapons to attack civilians and blame the Syrian government yet again. Officials in the Trump Administration have been reiterating the Syrian government’s “alleged” chemical weapons attacks on civilians since last month with some help from the mainstream-media (MSM).
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The U.S., Israel and Saudi Arabia want Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad removed from power by force even if it means creating more chaos right up to the borders of Iran. Syria has over 2,000 U.S. troops stationed in its territory, adding Israel’s aggression in recent years is a sign that another war is surely on the table. With pro-Syrian Government forces still intact and Hezbollah (who defeated Israel in the last conflict) has its own weapons arsenal adding Russia’s full support of the Assad government, the U.S., Israel and Saudi Arabia are headed towards a no-win situation if they decided to attack Syria, Hezbollah, Lebanon and Iran at the same time. It would be the equivalent to committing suicide.

The Trump Administration and the MSM are again reminding the world that Assad still has chemical weapons that can be used against his own citizens on any given moment for a reason. There can be the possibility of another false-flag operation coordinated by the U.S. military and the CIA that will use their experienced terrorist networks (who have used chemical weapons on civilians in the past) such as newly created Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) also known as the former Jabhat al-Nusra who are allies of the Free Syrian Army (FSA) to launch another chemical attack to blame the Assad government. For Washington it can justify an all-out war on Syria to help save its civilians from the “butcher of Damascus.” I could imagine Trump tweeting “We Told You So” if a false-flag attack were to take place.

For U.S. and Israeli war planners, a strike on Iran cannot possibly happen until Syria and Hezbollah is taken out of the equation. They very well know that attacking Iran will be a huge task. The U.S. and Israel would not be able to fight a united front against Syria, Hezbollah, Lebanon, Iran, Russia and even China in a regional conflict. The next war on Syria is to remove or murder Assad. If successful, it would destabilize Syria, then the U.S. and Israel would most likely set their sights on Hezbollah then eventually Lebanon before they can attempt any attack on Iran, but then again, with Russia and China backing Iran, it would still be an extremely difficult situation for the U.S. and its allies.
https://www.globalresearch.ca/the-road-to-tehran-goes-through-damascus-americas-war-on-iran-begins-if-syria-falls/5630309

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, February 28th, 2018.]

Syria’s East Ghouta Militants Hold Civilians Hostage, Plan ‘Chemical’ Provocations – Russian MoD


Militants in the Eastern Ghouta district of Syria are indiscriminately shelling the capital, Damascus, according to Russia's Defence Ministry. That's despite the United Nations voting on Saturday to implement a ceasefire.



Related:

Syrian War Report – February 26, 2018: Tiger Forces Start Ground Operation In Eastern Ghouta


[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, February 28th, 2018.]

DEMOCRATIC MEMO BOLSTERS GOP FISA ABUSE CLAIMS MADE BY TRUMP AND NUNES (HA Goodman)





Related:

Dem’s FISA Memo Confirms FBI & DOJ Never Disclosed Bogus Trump Dossier Was Funded by Hillary & Friends; Trump Responds

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, February 28th, 2018.]

BREAKING: TRUMP WINS 2020 ELECTION ACCORDING TO POLITICO ARTICLE (HA Goodman)


Donald Trump is on track to win re-election



[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, February 28th, 2018.]

This Week in Stupid (25/02/2018) - Sargon


Maths kills, Trudeau gets BTFO'd by people of colour, white men refuse to share their fairly-gotten gains and sending a man to Mars is an act of patriarchy.



[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, February 28th, 2018.]

Police ‘Don’t Know’ Why Rape Is Up 20 Per Cent in Sadiq Khan’s London


Rapes are soaring in Britain’s multicultural capital under Labour Mayor Sadiq Khan — but police claim they have no idea what could be behind the increase.

7,613 rapes were recorded in Sadiq Khan’s London in the 12 months to the end of January 2018, compared with 6,392 over the previous year — a rise of almost 20 per cent, the Evening Standard reports.

Some have attempted to attribute the rise to victims being more confident in coming forward, but Khan’s Deputy Mayor for Policing and Crime, Sophie Linden, has admitted that the figures could point to a legitimate “increase in actual sexual violence and rape offending”.

Deputy Commissioner for the Metropolitan Police force Sir Craig Mackey, too, has confessed that “there is something going on with sexual offending in London” — but claimed to be none the wiser when asked at the London Assembly if he could explain what was behind the rise.

“No, is the honest answer. It’s not as simple as saying this is increased confidence. Of course, that plays a part but there is something going on with sexual offending in London that we don’t fully understand, the causes of it. We see the end of it, [but] we don’t understand the causes.”

Sir Craig’s failure to consider the negative impact on social and inter-community cohesion on London after decades of mass migration and state-sponsored multiculturalism — cheered on by Mayor Khan and his political fellow-travellers — echoes the comments of his superior, Cressida Dick, on the arrival of grooming gangs in the capital.
Commissioner Dick appeared unwilling to accept that there was any racial or cultural angle to the fact that some 84 per cent of groomers have turned out to be Muslims of South Asian extraction, and their victims overwhelmingly non-Muslim — prompting fears that the authorities are still bound by the same politically correct dogma which stopped crimes from being investigated in cities like Rotherham and Rochdale for years.

“I don’t think this was a phenomenon invented in the last few years – it really wasn’t – it has been part of our society for probably centuries and centuries and centuries,” she insisted — despite the fact the Muslim population was under 1 per cent within living memory.

The problem of rape in London is not expected to improve any time soon, with a spokesman for the Metropolitan Police saying the force expects numbers to continue rising for the next two to five years.
http://www.breitbart.com/london/2018/02/26/police-dont-know-rape-20-per-cent-sadiq-khans-london/

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, February 28th, 2018.]

Exports Effected to China, Cold Damage Crop Tour: Southern Taiwan (Adapt 2030)


After the unusual cold with snows down the entire mountain ridege from north to south across Taiwan, over the Chinese New Year I had a change to visit some farming communities at 22N latitude, all of which reported cold crop damage. Main exports effected were wax apples and tomatoes bound for China. With this much damage south I know its far worse in northern Taiwan.



[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, February 28th, 2018.]

Tuesday, 27 February 2018

CIA, Media & The Mind-Controlled Opposition (Full Video)


In this edition of Probable Cause Newsbud Founder and Editor Sibel Edmonds is joined by Douglas Valentine, author of several non-fiction books, one novel, and one volume of poetry. He has lectured and appeared on TV and radio talk shows, testified as an expert witness, served as a documentary film consultant and worked as a private investigator. His most recent book is The CIA as Organized Crime: How Illegal Operations Corrupt America and the World. Edmonds and Valentine discuss the influence and operations of the CIA abroad and domestically, while controlling the Media.



You cannot trust anyone out of the CIA, even "ex" CIA officials because part of their mission is media manipulation. A lot of "former" CIA people are plants, whose jobs are to shape public debate. However, having said this, some of these people seem to be genuine and, operating within the bounds of their secrecy restrictions, do speak up against particular corrupt agendas. Not everyone working within the Deep State system agrees with what's going on.

Note: Real critics of the CIA or Deep State, who have a high level of charisma, and upset the wrong people, get killed, like journalist Michael Hastings (who was working on a story about the CIA). In this "accident" the car's engine had been ejected from the vehicle BEFORE it hit the tree. It also appeared that control of the car had been hijacked causing it to speed down the road. Witnesses said the car was already on fire before it hit the tree.




[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, February 27th, 2018.]

THE RICHIE ALLEN SHOW DELETED FROM YOUTUBE - NWO CENSORSHIP 2018


A huge blow to the truth movement ... Richie Allen Show has been removed from youtube ... all part of the NWO agenda to end free speech ...



Whether you agree with everything that Richie Allen aired or not, many of his interviews had valuable information. It all depended on who he interviewed. The fact that You Tube deleted his channel is not good. I suspect that the excuse given, that it was because of his questioning of the recent school shooting, is false. It's more likely that his anti-Zionist bent, coupled with a rising popularity, put him on the radar when it came to censorship.

You Tube would probably allow all sorts of quackery to remain on their platform, so as to act as disinformation, and make the public believe that those who believe in ANY type of high level conspiracy also believe in quackery such as a flat earth. This is the current disinformation tactic being employed online - to poison the well. Previously the main disinformation tactic was to offer up false explanations (on issues like 911 being an inside job) and to sell this using arguments from authority loaded with ridicule in order to build a psychological brick wall when it came to objectively investigating the truth.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, February 27th, 2018.]

Ben Shapiro Gives OUTSTANDING Speech @ CPAC 2018, Gets a Standing Ovation




Ben Shapiro Gives OUTSTANDING Speech @ CPAC 2018, Gets a Standing Ovation


[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, February 27th, 2018.]

Seal Hunt Record Ice, Whale Hunt Months Early & Arctic Anomalies (Adapt 2030)


Seal hunts on East Coast of Canada brought back ZERO seals afetr two attempts, sea ice too thick, yet NSIDC shows low sea ice coverage there. Over in the Bering Straight, whale hunts begin, which usually are held in Autumn. NSIDC ice coverage and thickness are seriously flawed by these accounts of regional fishermen and hunters in the areas on the ice. European superfreeze continues with Italy dipping to -28C. Crops will be lost for sure.



[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, February 27th, 2018.]

Monday, 26 February 2018

UNSC Adopts Document on 30-day Ceasefire Across Syria


World powers have approved a 30-day humanitarian ceasefire for Syria.
A resolution was passed in a unanimous vote, at the UN Security Council headquarters in New York.



RT points out that the rebels have continuously shelled Damascus from their positions in Ghouta and that the ceasefire resolution does not apply to extremist terrorist groups (the leading fighting groups in the conflict).

Patrick Henningsen, of 21st Century Wire, interviewed towards the end of the clip, explains that the Western media has portrayed the conflict as one where the Syrian Government is simply trying to wipe out civilians whereas they are actually fighting active terrorist groups.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, February 26th, 2018.]

DEMOCRATIC FISA MEMO RELEASED. STEELE DOSSIER LACKS EVIDENCE OF TRUMP RUSSIA COLLUSION




HA Goodman destroys the Democrat rebuttal memo the FISA memo and Russian Dossier scandal. Allegations are not proof/evidence. There's no evidence of any Trump-Russia connections while there is the continuing cover-up of Hillary Clinton's crimes.

The video below specifically addresses the Democrat memo that supposedly "rebuts" the claims that FISA memo process was corrupted via false information (Russian Dossier/Russian Hackers etc). There is no evidence of any Trump collusion or significant interference in the election:

DEM MEMO RELEASED BY ADAM SCHIFF. DEFENDS FBI STRZOK PAGE AND DOJ BRUCE OHR  


[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, February 26th, 2018.]

9/11 - Mark Basile & WTC Nanothermite: Dust Analysis Raises Questions - Mark Basile Update - Raman Spectroscopy




Mark Basile Update - Raman Spectroscopy:

http://911debunkers.blogspot.com/2018/02/mark-basile-update-raman-spectroscopy.html

9/11 - Mark Basile & WTC Nanothermite: Dust Analysis Raises Questions - Mark Basile Update - Raman Spectroscopy

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, February 26th, 2018.]

Electoral New HOPE: Italy STRIKES BACK at the EU




[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, February 26th, 2018.]

Why Economists Are Always Wrong


The state of affairs in economics is not just embarrassing, it's downright perplexing. Economics is a science, right? It must follow some ironclad laws of the physical universe then, mustn't it? But somehow we always end up asking the same question: Why Are Economists Always Wrong?



[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, February 26th, 2018.]

European Superfreeze, Iceland Volcanoes and Snow Waves (Adapt 2030)


Arctic temperatures are on tap for Europe as the polar vortex splits. UK will be -15C with snow, and and crops up in the fields or fruit buds through central and Eastern Europe will be near complete losses. Massive blizzard in Iceland with earthquake uptick, huge 5 foot snow storms now rolling over eastern Europe from Slovenia to Croatia and as far south as the beaches of Italy. This is once in a multi-century event unfolding. Please prepare for power outages and blocked roads. Store shelves will be bought out in anticipation. Good Luck.



[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, February 26th, 2018.]

Sunday, 25 February 2018

UNSC Set for Second Round of Talks on Syria ceasefire, Eastern Ghouta


World powers have failed to agree on a possible ceasefire for the rebel-held district of Eastern Ghouta in Syria. The UN Security Council has postponed a vote until Saturday, with Russia pushing for several ammendments to an earlier draft resolution.



The double standard between the Western media reaction to what happened when the US liberated (destroyed) Raqqa vs the reaction to what's happening in Ghouta is amazing.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, February 25th, 2018.]

Syrian War Report – February 23, 2018: Turkey Strikes Another Convoy Entering Afrin




[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, February 25th, 2018.]

Gaza on the Brink: Norman Finkelstein on Israeli Forces Targeting Palestinian Civilians


We speak to famed political scientist Norman Finkelstein about the collusion of human rights organizations as warplanes from Israel - armed by Britain - again bomb Gaza.



[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, February 25th, 2018.]

Libya: From Africa’s Richest State Under Gaddafi, to Failed State After NATO Intervention


This article was first published on October 19, 2014.

This week marks the three-year anniversary of the Western-backed assassination of Libya’s former president, Muammar Gaddafi, and the fall of one of Africa’s greatest nations.

In 1967 Colonel Gaddafi inherited one of the poorest nations in Africa; however, by the time he was assassinated, Gaddafi had turned Libya into Africa’s wealthiest nation. Libya had the highest GDP per capita and life expectancy on the continent. Less people lived below the poverty line than in the Netherlands.

After NATO’s intervention in 2011, Libya is now a failed state and its economy is in shambles. As the government’s control slips through their fingers and into to the militia fighters’ hands, oil production has all but stopped.

The militias variously local, tribal, regional, Islamist or criminal, that have plagued Libya since NATO’s intervention, have recently lined up into two warring factions. Libya now has two governments, both with their own Prime Minister, parliament and army.

On one side, in the West of the country, Islamist-allied militias took over control of the capital Tripoli and other cities and set up their own government, chasing away a parliament that was elected over the summer.

On the other side, in the East of the Country, the “legitimate” government dominated by anti-Islamist politicians, exiled 1,200 kilometers away in Tobruk, no longer governs anything.

The fall of Gaddafi’s administration has created all of the country’s worst-case scenarios: Western embassies have all left, the South of the country has become a haven for terrorists, and the Northern coast a center of migrant trafficking. Egypt, Algeria and Tunisia have all closed their borders with Libya. This all occurs amidst a backdrop of widespread rape, assassinations and torture that complete the picture of a state that is failed to the bone.

America is clearly fed up with the two inept governments in Libya and is now backing a third force: long-time CIA asset, General Khalifa Hifter, who aims to set himself up as Libya’s new dictator. Hifter, who broke with Gaddafi in the 1980s and lived for years in Langley, Virginia, close to the CIA’s headquarters, where he was trained by the CIA, has taken part in numerous American regime change efforts, including the aborted attempt to overthrow Gaddafi in 1996.

In 1991 the New York Times reported that Hifter may have been one of “600 Libyan soldiers trained by American intelligence officials in sabotage and other guerrilla skills…to fit in neatly into the Reagan Administration’s eagerness to topple Colonel Qaddafi”.

Hifter’s forces are currently vying with the Al Qaeda group Ansar al-Sharia for control of Libya’s second largest city, Benghazi. Ansar al-Sharia was armed by America during the NATO campaign against Colonel Gaddafi. In yet another example of the U.S. backing terrorists backfiring, Ansar al-Sharia has recently been blamed by America for the brutal assassination of U.S. Ambassador Stevens.

Hifter is currently receiving logistical and air support from the U.S. because his faction envision a mostly secular Libya open to Western financiers, speculators, and capital.
 
Perhaps, Gaddafi’s greatest crime, in the eyes of NATO, was his desire to put the interests of local labour above foreign capital and his quest for a strong and truly United States of Africa. In fact, in August 2011, President Obama confiscated $30 billion from Libya’s Central Bank, which Gaddafi had earmarked for the establishment of the African IMF and African Central Bank.

In 2011, the West’s objective was clearly not to help the Libyan people, who already had the highest standard of living in Africa, but to oust Gaddafi, install a puppet regime, and gain control of Libya’s natural resources.

For over 40 years, Gaddafi promoted economic democracy and used the nationalized oil wealth to sustain progressive social welfare programs for all Libyans. Under Gaddafi’s rule, Libyans enjoyed not only free health-care and free education, but also free electricity and interest-free loans. Now thanks to NATO’s intervention the health-care sector is on the verge of collapse as thousands of Filipino health workers flee the country, institutions of higher education across the East of the country are shut down, and black outs are a common occurrence in once thriving Tripoli.

One group that has suffered immensely from NATO’s bombing campaign is the nation’s women. Unlike many other Arab nations, women in Gaddafi’s Libya had the right to education, hold jobs, divorce, hold property and have an income. The United Nations Human Rights Council praised Gaddafi for his promotion of women’s rights.

When the colonel seized power in 1969, few women went to university. Today, more than half of Libya’s university students are women. One of the first laws Gaddafi passed in 1970 was an equal pay for equal work law.

Nowadays, the new “democratic” Libyan regime is clamping down on women’s rights. The new ruling tribes are tied to traditions that are strongly patriarchal. Also, the chaotic nature of post-intervention Libyan politics has allowed free reign to extremist Islamic forces that see gender equality as a Western perversion.

Three years ago, NATO declared that the mission in Libya had been “one of the most successful in NATO history.” Truth is, Western interventions have produced nothing but colossal failures in Libya, Iraq, and Syria. Lest we forget, prior to western military involvement in these three nations, they were the most modern and secular states in the Middle East and North Africa with the highest regional women’s rights and standards of living.

A decade of failed military expeditions in the Middle East has left the American people in trillions of dollars of debt. However, one group has benefited immensely from the costly and deadly wars: America’s Military-Industrial-Complex.
https://www.globalresearch.ca/libya-from-africas-richest-state-under-gaddafi-to-failed-state-after-nato-intervention/5408740

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, February 25th, 2018.]

Blowback: How Israel Went From Helping Create Hamas to Bombing It


What do you know about Hamas?

That it’s sworn to destroy Israel? That it’s a terrorist group, proscribed both by the United States and the European Union? That it rules Gaza with an iron fist? That it’s killed hundreds of innocent Israelis with rocket, mortar, and suicide attacks?

But did you also know that Hamas — which is an Arabic acronym for “Islamic Resistance Movement” — would probably not exist today were it not for the Jewish state? That the Israelis helped turn a bunch of fringe Palestinian Islamists in the late 1970s into one of the world’s most notorious militant groups? That Hamas is blowback?

This isn’t a conspiracy theory. Listen to former Israeli officials such as Brig. Gen. Yitzhak Segev, who was the Israeli military governor in Gaza in the early 1980s. Segev later told a New York Times reporter that he had helped finance the Palestinian Islamist movement as a “counterweight” to the secularists and leftists of the Palestine Liberation Organization and the Fatah party, led by Yasser Arafat (who himself referred to Hamas as “a creature of Israel.”)

“The Israeli government gave me a budget,” the retired brigadier general confessed, “and the military government gives to the mosques.”

“Hamas, to my great regret, is Israel’s creation,” Avner Cohen, a former Israeli religious affairs official who worked in Gaza for more than two decades, told the Wall Street Journal in 2009. Back in the mid-1980s, Cohen even wrote an official report to his superiors warning them not to play divide-and-rule in the Occupied Territories, by backing Palestinian Islamists against Palestinian secularists. “I … suggest focusing our efforts on finding ways to break up this monster before this reality jumps in our face,” he wrote.
https://theintercept.com/2018/02/19/hamas-israel-palestine-conflict/

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, February 25th, 2018.]

Multiculturalism has FAILED: How to Successfully Manage Diversity - Black Pigeon Speaks




Diversity is not strength. Organised groups will beat disorganised or divided ones.

Black Pigeon looks at the academic literature on the subject of multiculturalism.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, February 25th, 2018.]

Jordan Peterson - Is it Game Over?


Steyn asks Peterson if the end is approaching the West.



[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, February 25th, 2018.]

FULL HALF HOUR EPISODE! Truth in Media: Big Pharma, the FDA and Medical Propaganda




[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, February 25th, 2018.]

Reality Check: FDA's Disinformation Campaign on Kratom


The opioid crisis is killing tens of thousands of Americans each year.

So why would the FDA crack down on a substance that may be helping millions of addicts get off drugs like heroin and Oxycontin?



[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, February 25th, 2018.]

Saturday, 24 February 2018

UN's Syria Propaganda Stunt - LibertyReport


What's going on in East Ghouta? One of the last jihadist-held parts of Syria is being liberated, but you wouldn't know it from US and UN reporting. Why is the UN taking sides, issuing provocative statements blaming the Syrian government while ignoring the other side?



Related:

Russian UN Envoy: Battle for Raqqa Didn't Get Same Outcry as Ghouta  


[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, February 24th, 2018.]

The Coming Wars to End All Wars


“The compulsive hatred of Putin by many who have almost zero idea about Putin or Russian history is disproportionate to any rational analysis, but not surprising. Trump and Putin are like weird doppelgangers in the liberal imagination.” – John Steppling, “Trump, Putin, and Nikolas Cruz Walk into a Bar”

The Trump and Netanyahu governments have a problem: How to start a greatly expanded Middle-Eastern war without having a justifiable reason for one.  No doubt they are working hard to solve this urgent problem.  If they can’t find a “justification” (which they can’t), they will have to create one (which they will).  Or perhaps they will find what they have already created.  Whatever the solution, we should feel confident that they are not sitting on their hands. History teaches those who care to learn that when aggressors place a gun on the wall in the first act of their play, it must go off in the final act.

These sinister players have signaled us quite clearly what they have in store.  All signs point toward an upcoming large-scale Israeli/U.S. attack on Lebanon and Syria, and all the sycophantic mainstream media are in the kitchen prepping for the feast.  Russia and Iran are the main course, with Lebanon and Syria, who will be devoured first, as the hors d’oeuvres.  As always, the media play along as if they don’t yet know what’s coming.  Everyone in the know knows what is, just not exactly when.  And the media wait with baited breath as they count down to the dramatic moment when they can report the incident that will compel the “innocent” to attack the “guilty.”

Anyone with half a brain can see the greatly increased anti-Russian propaganda of the past few weeks.  This has happened as the Russia-gate claims have fallen to pieces, as former CIA analyst Raymond McGovern, the late Robert Parry, Paul Craig Roberts, and others have documented so assiduously. All across the media spectrum, from the big name corporate stenographers like The New York Times, CNN, National Public Radio, The Washington Post to The Atlantic and Nation magazines and other “leftist” publications such as Mother Jones and Who What Why, the Russia and Putin bashing has become hysterical in tone, joined as it is with an anti-Trump obsession, as if Trump were a dear friend of Putin and Russia and wasn’t closely allied with the Netanyahu government in its plans for the Middle-East. As if Trump were in charge. “Russia Sees Midterm Elections as a Chance to Sow Fresh Discord (NY Times, 2/13), “Russia Strongman” (Putin) has “pulled off one of the greatest acts of political sabotage in modern history (The Atlantic, Jan. /Feb. 2018), “”Mueller’s Latest Indictment Shows Trump Has Helped Putin Cover Up a Crime” (Mother Jones, 2/16/18), “A Russian Sightseeing Tour For Realists” (whowhatwhy.com, 2/7/18), etc.

I am reminded of the turn to the right that so many “muckrakers” made during and after WW I.  Afraid of a revolt from below, bewitched by their own vision to articulate the world’s future, heady over their own war propaganda, and wanting to be on the safe side of the government crackdown on dissent (The Espionage Act, the Palmer Raids, etc.), many progressives of the era embraced a jingoism similar to the anti-Russia mania of today.

Only someone totally lacking a sense of humor and blind to propaganda would not laugh uproariously at today’s media nonsense about Russia, but such laughter would be infused with a foreboding awareness that as the Middle East explodes and U.S./NATO backed Kiev forces prepare to attack the Donbass region of eastern Ukraine, the world is entering a very dangerous period.  And of course Trump has said, “The U.S. has great strength and patience but if it is forced to defend itself or its allies, we will have no choice but to totally destroy North Korea.”  Totally destroy 26 million human beings.  While his bully buddy in Israel, Benjamin Netanyahu, recently said at the Munich Security Conference that Iran is “the greatest threat to the world,” compared it to Nazi Germany, and claimed it was developing ballistic missiles to strike deep into the United States.  “Iran seeks to dominate our region, the Middle East, and seeks to dominate the world through aggression and terror,” he said.  And he vowed to act against Iran and anyone who supported it – i.e. Lebanon and Syria (Russia).

Putin also, like all the mythic bogeymen, is portrayed as the new Hitler intent on conquering the world.  If the American public wasn’t so “sophisticated” and adept at seeing through lies – pause and laugh – we could expect some World War I posters with Russian soldiers (like The Huns), sharp teeth glistening, gorilla strong and beastly, holding American women in preparation for the kill or rape.  Last year, when Oliver Stone did the world the great service of releasing his four-part interview with Putin, he was bashed, of course.  Just as he was with his film JFK, the only movie in history to be reviewed and panned one year before its release by a Washington Post reviewer who didn’t see the movie but had a purloined preliminary script as his source.  The Washington Post:the object of the latest film drivel, The Post, portraying it falsely as the savior of the nation through the publication of the Pentagon Papers (which is another story).  The Washington Post – the CIA’s dear friend.

In his Putin interviews, Oliver Stone, a man of truth and honor, lets viewers catch a glimpse of the real Vladimir Putin.  Of course Putin is a politician and the leader of a great and powerful nation, and one should receive his words skeptically. But watching Stone interview Putin for four hours, one comes away – but I doubt few have watched the four hours –with a reasonably good sense of the man.  And putting aside one’s impressions of him, he makes factual points that should ring loud and clear to anyone conversant with facts.  One: that the U.S. needs an external enemy (“I know that, I feel that.”). Two: the U.S.A. engineered the coup d’état in the Ukraine on Russia’s border.  Three: the U.S. has surrounded Russia with US/NATO troops and bases armed with anti-ballistic missiles that can, as Putin rightly says to Stone, be converted in hours to regular offensive nuclear missile aimed at Russia.  This is a factual and true statement that should make any fair-minded person stand up in horror.  If Russia had such missiles encircling the United States from Cuba, Mexico, and Canada, what American would find it tolerable?  What would CNN and The New York Times have to say?  Yet these same people readily find it impossible to see the legitimacy in Russia’s position, resorting to name calling and illogical rhetoric. Russia is surrounded with U.S/NATO troops and missiles and yet Russia is the aggressor.  So too Iran that is also surrounded. These media are propagandists, that’s why.  They promote war, as they always have.  They are pushing for war with Russia via Syria/Lebanon/Iran and Ukraine, and they are nihilistically demonizing North Korea (as part of Obama’s pivot toward Asia and the encircling of China, as John Pilger has brilliantly documented in his film The Coming War on China) in what can only be called a conspiracy to commit genocide, as Dr. Graeme MacQueen and Christopher Black make clear in their Open Letter to the International Criminal Court.

We are moving toward a global war that will become nuclear if an international ant-war movement doesn’t quickly arise to stop it. Most people bemoan the thought of such a war to end all wars, but refuse to analyze the factors leading to it. It happens step-by-step, and many steps have already been taken with more coming soon. It’s so obvious that most can’t see it, or don’t want to.  The corporate main stream media are enemies of the truth; are clearly part of the continuation of the CIA’s Operation Mockingbird, and those who still rely on them for the truth are beyond reach. Douglas Valentine, in The CIA as Organized Crime, says the CIA has long aimed to use and co-opt the “Compatible Left, which in America translates into liberals and pseudo-intellectual status seekers who are easily influenced.” And he adds that the propaganda is not just produced by the CIA but by the military, State Department, and red, white, and blue advertisements that are everywhere.  Nothing has changed since the Church Committee hearings in the 1970s.
https://www.globalresearch.ca/the-coming-wars-to-end-all-wars/5629859

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, February 24th, 2018.]

The Islamic State of Sweden - Paul Joseph Watson


A case study in a country that is obliterating itself.



Sweden is F***ed ... this will end in violence as native Swedes fight back against the oppression (unless they are utterly brainwashed).

Related:

Pakistan: Thousands-Strong Muslim Mob Demands Beheading of Christian Teen for ‘Blasphemy’

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, February 24th, 2018.]

Haiti, Rotherham Grooming Gangs, Westminster & Boarding Schools. Child Abusers Reign Supreme




There seems to be a lot of creepos, all over the place, and some in key positions of power. The creepos get promoted and are put in high positions in Government, because they can be controlled:

Sibel Edmonds Blows the Whistle on Government Blackmailing


[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, February 24th, 2018.]

'FBI Made Political Decision to Withhold Comey Memos' - JW President Tom Fitton


Judicial Watch announced that the FBI agreed to review 16,750 pages of records in response to a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request seeking the records for former FBI Director James Comey that were archived after he was dismissed. Judicial Watch came to this agreement with the FBI shortly after it filed Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit to obtain the Comey records (Judicial Watch v. U.S. Department of Justice (No. 1:18-cv-00262)).

Judicial Watch discovered the cache of Comey records as a result of disclosures by the Justice Department in separate Judicial Watch litigation (here and here) to obtain the controversial “Comey memos” that allegedly memorialize conversations Comey had with President Trump.

There is significant public interest in Comey’s conduct and the FBI’s handling of the Clinton email and Russia collusion investigations and targeting of President (and candidate) Trump.



[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, February 24th, 2018.]

Trump’s Lawyers Protect Obama’s Claim of Power to Import Limitless Foreign Graduates for U.S. Employers


President Donald Trump’s lawyers are defending President Barack Obama’s claim that every administration can displace U.S. professionals by granting work permits to an unlimited number of foreign white-collar workers.

Obama’s claim of unlimited outsourcing power creates multiple headaches for Trump’s Attorney General Jeff Sessions as he tries to shut down the 2012 ‘DACA’ program which also provided work-permits to the 800,000 illegals who were also granted “prosecutorial discretion” to stay in the United States.

The legal problem will be showcased February 20 when lawyers will ask a panel of three D.C. judges to shutter the fast-growing “Optional Practical Training” program which provides work permits to at least 300,000 foreign graduates of American colleges each year — and also allows U.S. companies to pocket their OPT employees’ Social Security and Medicaid taxes.

Administration officials must shut down the OPT rule and program because it violates the law — 8 U.S. Code § 1324a — which bars foreigners from working in the United States, said John Miano, the lead lawyer in the decade-old case brought by the Immigration Reform Law Institute on behalf of white-collar professionals.

DoJ spokesman Devin O’Malley told Breitbart News that the Justice Department lawyers will not address Miano’s 1324a claim, but will instead argue that Miano does not have the legal cause — or “standing” — to bring a court, case, and will urge the appeals court to dodge the issue. He said:
We are not making an argument that the government does or does not have authority to issue the OPT Rule, but instead [will] argue that the court of appeals should not reach that issue, especially because the district could did not do so.
“What they are arguing for is delay, delay, delay, to keep what is in place… [and] if they keep things in place, they are essentially keeping the Obama programs in place,” Miano told Breitbart News. Under Obama, officials expanded the OPT program to raise the supply of white-collar workers sought by U.S. companies.
 
The DoJ’s position contradicts’ President Trump’s Inauguration Day promise of a “Buy America, Hire American” policy.

“What I’ve heard is that Justice Department lawyers say they can’t give up this power,” said Miano. They are stalling in court so DHS lawyers can write new rules which will protect the OPT program by temporarily shrinking its scale, he added. Once the furor passes, the outsourcing program can continue growing, he added. “They don’t want to get rid of OPT,” Miano said.
http://www.breitbart.com/2018-elections/2018/02/19/trump-lawyers-protect-obamas-rule-unlimited-supply-of-foreign-college-grads-to-u-s-employers/


[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, February 24th, 2018.]

MUST SEE: What Doctors Don't Know About the Drugs they Prescribe | Ben Goldacre


When a new drug gets tested, the results of the trials should be published for the rest of the medical world -- except much of the time, negative or inconclusive findings go unreported, leaving doctors and researchers in the dark. In this impassioned talk, Ben Goldacre explains why these unreported instances of negative data are especially misleading and dangerous.



It's referred to as publication bias but it looks corrupt - that researchers might not be publishing negative result because of political and economic ramifications.

Where there are suspected problems with the peer review literature, one has to also include extensive anecdotal evidence as a basis to conduct further investigations. If it is "commonly known" that a large percentage of people die after taking a particular drug, that is deemed to be "safe", an independent investigation would be warranted. One must act as rationally as possible given the circumstances.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, February 24th, 2018.]

Keiser Report (E1192): Infrastructure Projects & Human Migrations


In this episode of the Keiser Report, Max and Stacy discuss infrastructure projects and human migrations. They look at China where they went from almost no bullet trains a decade ago, to the longest high speed rail network in the world. In the second half, Max interviews Dan Collins of TheChinaMoneyReport.com about all the stories about China the U.S. media has missed over the past months: from the new Polar Silk Road to their venture capital market overtaking the U.S. market to cloning primates and Trump’s new National Defense Strategy elevating China to ‘economic predator’ status.



[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, February 24th, 2018.]

Deutsche Bank MELTDOWN as Central Banks Unable to Bail Out WORLD’S BIGGEST Derivatives Portfolio!




The only way Deutsche Bank will collapse is if it is allowed to collapse. The Federal Reserve can conjure any amount of money to cover the losses. The problems in Europe, with unending migration and weak Governments, could be solved if times get really tough. If the State collapses tough measures could be taken. The EU could be collapsed too, and every European State would need to look after its own people and borders.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, February 24th, 2018.]

Friday, 23 February 2018

What’s Really Going On In The Middle East


Many are under the impression that the chaos that is spreading throughout the Middle East is to protect the petrodollar and secure oil resources for American and Western companies.

Nothing could be further from the truth.
 
First, the petrodollar is backed by Saudi Arabia and the other Arab countries. Yet, the US Congress recently passed a law that allows victims of “terrorism” to sue the Saudis.
 
That’s not how one maintains the hegemony of the petrodollar. Besides, if the petrodollar was the concern, Israel would be the first country to go, as most Arab countries do not support the theft of Palestine by the Zionists.
 
Second, oil resources are available all over the world, including the US; so there’s no need for war to control them. At the beginning of the oil rush it might have been a truism that war was necessary, not anymore.
 
“Oil and gas are abiotic, [and] can be found deep below the surface of the earth in most parts of the world and in very large amounts,” wrote Vinod Dar in Abiotic Oil and Gas
 
In general, it is true that wars waged by the US are mostly for American control of natural resources, territorial expansions, and the benefit of the Military Industrial Complex. It is also true that all US imperialistic moves are always to benefit the country’s most influential elite of the time.
 
For instance, the Vietnam war was to favor the elite that controls the Military Industrial Complex, whereas the banana wars were engineered to secure control over banana plantations in South America and the Caribbean for another segment of the American elite. The most blatant of the banana wars were in Honduras where the US intervened seven times between 1903 and 1925. None of these wars was about the US dollar.
 
Today, the US’s most demanding and most pernicious elite are the Jews, who are only satisfied when Israel takes center stage in US foreign policy.
 
So for the first time in America’s history, US-led wars are being waged to benefit a foreign nation, Israel, by wagging America from within, using the Jewish AIPAC as its whipping mechanism and bribe money as its corrupting influence.
 
Consequently, all current wars, conflicts, and fabricated terrorism in the Middle East are only to benefit Israel, destroy its perceived enemies, and facilitate its expansion plan (i.e., the delusional Greater Israel or Promised Land).

“The Promised Land extends from the River of Egypt to the Euphrates. It includes parts of Syria and Lebanon,” explained Rabbi Fischmann, as he shamelessly ascribed to Jews the ownership of said Promised Land, even though Jews are NOT the chosen Hebrews with whom God had the Old Covenant – all Hebrews are irrevocably dead.

Dr. Steve Pieczenik, former Deputy Assistant Secretary of State, explains why the very concept behind the creation of modern Israel, let alone the Promised Land claptrap, is unadulterated malarkey: “We Ashkenazi Jews are neither born of the tribe nor part of any ancient history that was concocted by some story tellers and fakirs. We were nomads in the Pale region of the Ukraine, Poland, and Russia. The rest is just that – myth making and weaving a nonsensical story of entitlement.”
https://bipworldview.wordpress.com/2018/01/10/whats-really-going-on-in-the-middle-east/

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, February 23rd, 2018.]

Lebanon Ready to Confront Any ‘Israeli Aggression at All Costs’ – Army


The Lebanese army has reaffirmed its readiness to confront the “Israeli aggression” by any means at its disposal if the ongoing disputes and already tense relations between the neighbors escalate into an armed confrontation.
   
“I reaffirm again our categorical rejection of the Israeli enemy infringing on Lebanon’s sovereignty and its sacred right to exploit all its economic resources,” General Joseph Aoun said, as quoted by the Lebanese army. “The army will not spare any method available to confront any Israeli aggression, whatever that costs.”

Earlier this month, Lebanon signed its first contracts to explore two offshore zones for oil and gas. One of the parcels included exploration rights to the so-called Block 9, a triangle off the coast that is around 860 square kilometers – which Israel claims the rights to. Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman described the move as “very provocative,” noting that Block 9 falls under Tel Aviv’s sovereignty. As Israel continues to assert its rights over the continental shelf, a consortium of international energy companies, including Italy’s Eni, France’s Total and Russia’s Novatek, have already received approval from Beirut to explore the two blocks off the coast.

Last week, Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah expressed readiness to attack Israel’s oil and gas operations in the Levant basin off the Mediterranean if asked to do so by the Lebanese Defense Council.

Amid the escalating border dispute, US diplomats have been trying to mediate between the two adversaries. US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson visited Lebanon last Thursday. Meanwhile, Assistant Secretary of State David Satterfield is working with the Israeli side to avert any cross-border military action. However, Hezbollah has firmly rejected any US efforts in the settlement with Nasrallah, stressing that the “oil wealth is for all the Lebanese.”

Amid the ongoing dispute, United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warned about the possibility of a direct confrontation between Israel and Lebanon, noting that “sometimes a spark is enough to unleash this kind of a conflict.”

“The worst nightmare would be if there is a direct confrontation between Israel and Hezbollah... the level of destruction in Lebanon would be absolutely devastating, so there are major points of concern around this situation,” Guterres said Monday.
https://www.rt.com/news/419283-lebanon-army-israel-aggression/

Because this dispute is over resources, that is worth a lot of money, you would think the chances of the situation escalating into war will be high. The Israelis also want to control southern Lebanon because of their water resources. Any excuse will be used by the Israelis to kick this off.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, February 23rd, 2018.]

Hayat Tahrir al-Sham’s Propaganda And War In Syria




[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, February 23rd, 2018.]

Trump, Hillary, Mueller, Soros, Corruption, and the US Economy. Michael Rivero


Shootings, Drugs, Guns, Censorship, and Hollywood
Guest's website; http://www.whatreallyhappened.com



[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, February 23rd, 2018.]

Soros is Destroying Nationalism - Bill Still


Synopsis: Even though the Brits voted in June 2016 to exit the European Union, it still hasn't happened. Why? One of the main reasons is that billionaire political operative, George Soros, has spent millions - if not billions - trying to prevent the breakup of the EU because his goal is to destroy nationalism - and bring about a one-world government.
This is not a conspiracy theory, but it is a conspiracy fact. Nationalism, in general, and the United States, specifically, are the things that stand in his way and he recently pledged an unheard of $30 billion dollars to his Open Society Forum to achieve his goals. So this is not going away.
Nigel Farage, the former head of the UK Independence Party has warned time and again about the danger Soros presents to democratic governance of nation states, and almost no one is listening.
Without the deconsolidated power of over 200 nation states, the world would quickly devolve in one giant totalitarian state where going against the party line would become a capital offense, until freedom would be exterminated.
Farage was asked on Fox News whether the revelation of the huge amount of money Soros has pumped into the anti-Brexit movement surprised him.




Soros pumps money into US elections too, including District Attorney races.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, February 23rd, 2018.]

Shut Up, Burglary Theorist! (Corbett Report)


What?! You believe in burglaries?! Oh no, you're just another crackpot, tinfoil hat-wearing nutjob, aren't you? You're a burglary theorist!



Related:

Shut Up, Conspiracy Theorist!!!


[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, February 23rd, 2018.]

Center-Right AfD in Germany Becomes Second Largest Party, As Anger Mounts Against Merkelism (Styx)


Let's not bother lying and saying their platform is far right



[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, February 23rd, 2018.]

Delingpole: NOAA Caught Adjusting Big Freeze out of Existence


The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has yet again been caught exaggerating  ‘global warming’ by fiddling with the raw temperature data.

This time, that data concerns the recent record-breaking cold across the northeastern U.S. which NOAA is trying to erase from history.

If you believe NOAA’s charts, there was nothing particularly unusual about this winter’s cold weather which caused sharks to freeze in the ocean and iguanas to drop out of trees.

Here is NOAA’s January 2018 chart for Northeast U.S. – an area which includes New England along with NY, PA, NJ, DE and MD.



You’d never guess from it that those regions had just experienced record-breaking cold, would you?
 
That’s because, as Paul Homewood has discovered, NOAA has been cooking the books. Yet again – presumably for reasons more to do with ideology than meteorology – NOAA has adjusted past temperatures to look colder than they were and recent temperatures to look warmer than they were.
We’re not talking fractions of a degree, here. The adjustments amount to a whopping 3.1 degrees F. This takes us well beyond the regions of error margins or innocent mistakes and deep into the realm of fiction and political propaganda.

Homewood first smelt a rat when he examined the New York data sets.

He was particularly puzzled at NOAA’s treatment of the especially cold winter that ravaged New York in 2013/14, which he describes here:
The cold weather really began on Jan 2nd, when an Arctic front descended across much of the country, and extended well into March. 
The NWS wrote at the end of the winter:
The winter of 2013-14 finished as one of the coldest winters in recent memory for New York State.  Snowfall across Western and North Central New York was above normal for many areas, and in some locations well above normal. This winter comes on the heels of two previous mild winters, making the cold and snow this winter feel that much harsher.
Temperatures this winter finished below normal every month, and the January through March timeframe finished at least 4 degrees below normal for the two primary climate stations of Western New York (Buffalo and Rochester)…..
Relentless cold continued through the month of January across the region.
So why, he wondered, did NOAA have this marked down as only the 30th coldest winter (since 1895) on its New York State charts, with a mean temperature of 16.9F?
Homewood compared the local records for January 1943 and January 2014 – months which, according to NOAA’s charts, had very similar average temperatures.

What he found was that NOAA’s charts were deeply inaccurate. The 2014 local temperatures had been adjusted upwards by NOAA and the 1943 local temperatures downwards.
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Now, Homewood has given the same treatment to the most recent Big Freeze – the winter of 2017/2018.
Yet again, he has found that NOAA’s arbitrary adjustments tell a lie. They claim that January 2018 was warmer in the New York region than January 1943, when the raw data from local stations tells us this just isn’t true.
So at the three sites of Ithaca, Auburn and Geneva, we find that January 2018 was colder than January 1943 by 1.0, 1.7 and 1.3F respectively.
Yet NOAA say that the division was 2.1F warmer last month. NOAA’s figure makes last month at least 3.1F warmer in comparison with 1943 than the actual station data warrants.
He concludes:
Clearly NOAA’s highly homogenised and adjusted version of the Central Lakes temperature record bears no resemblance at all the the actual station data.
And if this one division is so badly in error, what confidence can there be that the rest of the US is any better?
Well indeed. The key point here is that while NOAA frequently makes these adjustments to the raw data, it has never offered a convincing explanation as to why they are necessary. Nor yet, how exactly their adjusted data provides a more accurate version of the truth than the original data.
http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2018/02/20/delingpole-noaa-caught-adjusting-big-freeze-out-of-existence/

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, February 23rd, 2018.]

Why Cleaning Sprays Are As Damaging to Lungs as 20 Cigarettes a Day – Study


Recently, a study performed in Norway discovered that the use of everyday cleaning sprays can be as damaging to a woman’s lungs as smoking 20 cigarettes a day. The report claims that lung capacity plummeted 4.3mls a year quicker in women who cleaned at home and 7.1mls quicker annually if they worked cleaning. Asthma was predictably more prevalent in this demographic as well. Men did not do as badly for some reason.

It was published in the Thoracic Society’s American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. Professor Dr. Cecile Svanes of the University of Bergan noted “Cleaning chemicals very likely cause rather substantial damage to your lungs.”

The study was conducted over the course of two decades. Over a 20 year period, 6,000 people were followed, and the research claims that women in specific suffer significant health damage from using many of these cleaning products. No specific products or chemicals were mentioned.
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“While the short-term effects of cleaning chemicals on asthma are becoming increasingly well documented, we lack knowledge of the long-term impact,” senior author of the study Cecile Svanes continued.

“We feared that such chemicals, by steadily causing a little damage to the airways day after day, year after year, might accelerate the rate of lung function decline that occurs with age.”

The measurement of lung function was carried out through testing the volume of air that participants could forcibly breathe out. The data from this breathing test was compared to the answers from a questionnaire filled out by the participants of the study, to determine their cleaning activities.
The researchers discovered that the amount of air breathed out in the test was substantially less in women tasked with regular cleaning.

For some reason, the men they studied were missing the harmful effects. Perhaps the chemicals in certain cleaning sprays affect women worse because they are endocrine disruptors for females in particular?

Why do cleaning products damage the lungs? The reason anyone would expect: the chemicals irritate the sensitive mucous membranes that line the lungs, and over time lasting damage and even “remodeling” of the airways occurs. Everything is toxic, if it’s a chemical solution purchased to clean something: and all of it should be avoided or used with caution.
https://www.naturalblaze.com/2018/02/cleaning-sprays-damaging-lungs-20-cigarettes-day-study.html

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, February 23rd, 2018.]

Thursday, 22 February 2018

Syrian War Report – February 20, 2018: Turkey Threatens To Strike Syrian Army




Syrian forces have entered Afrin against threats that Turkish armed forces will attack them. The Turks are illegally occupying Syria and have no right to be there:

Pro-Syrian militias entering Afrin amid Turkish threats of escalation     


[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, February 22nd, 2018.]

What’s Brewing? British, American, Canadian Advisers Arrive in Donbass


Citing intelligence sources, the representative of Donetsk, Eduard Basurin, has stated that British instructors have arrived in the Donbass, at the locations of the Ukrainian Forces.

“In the area of 93rd separate mechanized brigade in the vicinity of the city of Volnovaha, a group of foreign instructors has arrived – led by a representative of the Armed Forces of the United Kingdom, for the purpose of training of Ukrainian servicemen on how to carry out sabotage and subversive activities,” said Basurin.
“In addition to the British, from February 5th to the 9th, a delegation of the US military will join the Brits. They will assess the expenditure of funds that Washington has allocated to the army.”
The DPR stressed that rotation of the Ukrainian military has been completed in the Mariupol district.
The marines which came to replace the infantry brigade have participated in the NATO exercises in Georgia in September 2017.
“It is possible that the commander of the 36th Marine Brigade will give an order in the near future to carry out provocative actions and practice the skills gained” said Basurin.
Experts admit that the arrival of foreign instructors directly to the region may indicate possible plans for the escalation of the situation. The director of the Center for Strategic Studies, Ivan Konovalov stated that
“the essence of what is happening is that the training of servicemen of the Armed Forces and soldiers of the National Guard was so far, carried out in zones away from the so-called ATO. And now they decided to change the format and conduct training in conditions that are close to combat. We can assume that they will conduct local combat operations of a sabotage character, to check the preparedness of their men. ” said Konovalov.
The same opinion is held by the vice-president of the Academy of Geopolitical Problems, Vladimir Anokhin, who believes that Kiev is planning a major offensive operation in the region.
“There are a number of factors that can be used to judge that Ukraine is preparing for large-scale hostilities – possibly late February or early March. This may well be related to the elections in Russia, ” the expert said.
Note that the UK launched a training program for the Ukrainian military under the name “Orbital” in February 2015. Then it sent 75 military doctors to the country, who provide medical help on the ground. In July 2017 Orbital was extended until 2018. During this time, about 6 thousand Ukrainian soldiers were trained in its framework.
https://www.globalresearch.ca/whats-brewing-british-american-canadian-advisers-arrive-in-donbass/5629652

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, February 22nd, 2018.]

Did Russia Just Win the War in Syria? - Newsbud


Major developments coming out of Syria. [Newsbud summary of events in the region.]



Oil and gas in Eastern Syria looks to be under the control of the US and the Kurds, for now, with Russia developing the rest of the country, while Israel maintains control of the Golan Heights. Meanwhile Turkey seems to be taking control of the North.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, February 22nd, 2018.]

Turkey Threatens To Invade Greece


In an incident that took place less than two weeks after the Greek Defense Ministry announced that Turkey had violated Greek airspace 138 times in a single day, a Turkish coast guard patrol boat on February 13 rammed a Greek coast guard vessel off the shore of Imia, one of many Greek islands over which Turkey claims sovereignty.

Most of the areas within modern Greece's current borders were under the occupation of the Ottoman Empire from the mid-15th century until the Greek War of Independence in 1821 and the establishment of the modern Greek state in 1832. The islands, however, like the rest of Greece, are legally and historically Greek, as their names indicate.

Turkey's ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP), however, and even much of the opposition seem intent on, if not obsessed with, invading and conquering these Greek islands, on the grounds that they are actually Turkish territory.

In December, for instance, Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu, the leader of the main Turkish opposition CHP party, stated that when he wins the election in 2019, he will "invade and take over 18 Greek islands in the Aegean Sea, just as former Turkish PM Bulent Ecevit invaded Cyprus in 1974." He said that there is "no document" proving that those islands belong to Greece.

Meral Akşener, the head of the newly established opposition "Good Party," has also called for an invasion and conquest of the islands. "What is required must be done," she tweeted on January 13.

The most garish muscle-flexing has come from Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, of course, who seems emboldened by his military invasion of the Afrin region in northern Syria having gone virtually unchallenged.

"We warn those who have crossed the line in the Aegean and Cyprus," Erdoğan declared
https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-02-19/turkey-threatens-invade-greece

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, February 22nd, 2018.]

PUTIN'S RUSSIA TARGETS FIRST OFFENDER PEDOPHILES WITH LIFE IN PRISON!!


Kim Dotcom has actionable information about Seth Rich and Wikileaks, but Robert Mueller doesn't want to hear it, choosing instead to turn his farcical "investigation" in the direction of Jared Kushner. Meanwhile, Hillary Clinton and her cronies continue to walk free despite being implicated by Qanon to be allegedly involved in the murders of both Seth Rich and Supreme Court Justice Scalia. And as the FBI continues to reveal itself to be nothing more than a tool of the shadow government, Putin's Russia targets #Pedogate and pedophiles with a tough new law which will put even first time offenders behind bars for LIFE.



[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, February 22nd, 2018.]

The Final Stage of Chosen Narcissism - Gilad Atzmon


On Saturday Polish PM did it again, he told the truth. He suggested that there were also Jewish perpetrators of the Holocaust. Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki told the Munich Security Conference that it won't be punishable to say there were Polish perpetrators of the Holocaust “as there were Jewish perpetrators, as there were Russian perpetrators, as there were Ukrainian; not only German perpetrators.”

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IpxTZZF9m4Q

In PM Morawiecki’s eyes the Poles were also victims of the WWII, "Many of you,” Morawiecki said,  “have probably heard about the Lidice village in the Czech Republic. In Poland we had 800 Lidice — 800 villages completely annihilated, exterminated by German Nazis.”

The Israelis are really upset by the Polish PM's attempt at truthfulness. Morawiecki’s attitude crudely interferes with the primacy of Jewish suffering. The idea that a democratically elected goy leader thinks independently and authentically is, apparently, as hostile to the Israelis as a war declaration. Yesh Atid Chairman Yair Lapid said Israel's ambassador to Poland should be recalled immediately in response to Morawiecki's comments.
http://www.gilad.co.uk/writings/2018/2/18/the-final-stage-of-chosen-narcissism

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, February 22nd, 2018.]

MUELLER INDICTED RUSSIANS FOR FACEBOOK ADS THAT HAD ZERO IMPACT ON TRUMP WINNING ELECTION (HA Goodman)




HA Goodman himself had demonstrably more impact on the election with his writings on various media platforms compared to those Russian ads, and Goodman points out that most people don't even know who he is.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, February 22nd, 2018.]

A Brief History of SSRI Shootings


SSRI stands for Selective Seratonin Reuptake Inhibitor, and it is a class of drugs that is often used to treat depression and anxiety. It includes Prozac, Zoloft, Celexa, Paxil and a host of other commonly prescribed antidepressants. And the perpetrators of a raft of school shootings, mass murders and other violent incidents in recent years have been taking them.

Although the drug manufacturers are quick to downplay this connection as anecdotal or coincidental, mounting scientific evidence points to a strong correlation between the use of psychiatric drugs in general, and SSRIs in particular, and violent behaviour.



[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, February 22nd, 2018.]

Wednesday, 21 February 2018

Russia Says Nusra Terrorists ‘Recovering Strength’ in US-Controlled Zone in S Syria


Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has strongly urged the US to immediately shut down its so-called zone of control in southern Syria, saying Washington has practically made the area a safe haven for terrorists of the Jabhat Fateh al-Sham Takfiri terrorist group, formerly known as al-Nusra Front.

The Russian top diplomat was referring to a 55-kilometer zone near the southeastern Syrian town of al-Tanf, in Homs Province, which the US unilaterally declared to be under its protection last year. Among other things, it contains the Rukban refugee camp, which, according to Moscow, is home to many terrorists, including those of the Jabhat Fateh al-Sham outfit.
“Inside the al-Tanf zone, which the Americans unilaterally declared under their protection, and inside the refugee camp” terrorists “are regularly reported to recover strength,” Lavrov said at the Valdai Club conference on the Middle East in Moscow on Monday.
“On several occasions they conducted raids from there into other territory of the Syrian Arab Republic. This zone must be shut down immediately,” he further said, adding that the US was turning a blind eye to such abuses of its protection.

Elsewhere in his remarks, Lavrov also criticized, without mentioning by name, some member states of the UN Security Council for being hesitant to say that the humanitarian convoys could not enter the US-controlled al-Tanf zone, because Washington “would not guarantee their safety.”
“Instead they focus attention on the humanitarian situation in Idlib or Eastern Ghouta,” he said, adding that Russia has increasing evidence that the US has no intention of fighting the Jabhat Fateh al-Sham outfit.
Lavrov also dismissed reports that hundreds of Russians had been killed in Syria recently, saying that such reports were an attempt to use improper means to exploit the war in the Arab country.

On Thursday, the Russian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Maria Zakharova denounced the presence of US forces in al-Tanf, saying the so-called zone of control had become a shelter for the remaining members of Daesh Takfiri terrorist group.
http://www.presstv.com/Detail/2018/02/19/552938/Russia-Syria-US-Jabhat-Fateh-alSham-alTanf-Rukban-Daesh

Related:

Neocons Call For War Against Iran In Syria After Israeli Strikes


[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, February 21st, 2018.]

Syrian War Report – February 19, 2018: Syrian Army And YPG Working To Reach Deal Over Afrin




The end of the video points to oil & gas developments off the coast of Lebanon and the Israeli threat that countries involved in this development are making a "grave error." Will the Israeli reaction here be political or will it be via their military or both? Every few years the Israelis attack Lebanon, and it's likely they'll hit the oil and gas works.

Related:

YPG Official Rep: Syria Should Close Airspace for Turkish Jets

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, February 21st, 2018.]

Mueller's Russia Indictments: Covering Up For The Deep State?


Suddenly "Russian meddling" is back in the headlines and no one is talking about FBI collusion to present false information to FISA for permission to spy on the Trump campaign. No one is talking about a foreign agent (Christopher Steele) who actually did produce a document that influenced the election. It's back to the Russians. Why?



Related:

Bartiromo AGGRESSIVELY Questions Jeff Sessions: Are You Going To Appoint A 2nd Special Counsel?


[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, February 21st, 2018.]