Saturday, 31 January 2015

Ukraine’s Government Is Losing Its War. Here Is Why:

On January 27th, Ukraine’s Ministry of Defense headlined “Militants Continue to Suffer Losses,” and reported that four helicopters, and other weapons of the “militants,” were destroyed in battle, but no evidence was given to support the assertion.

Just two days prior, the (also pro-Government) Kiev Post had, in fact, bannered “Ukraine Hides Devastating Losses as Russia-Backed Fighters Surge Forward,” and reported “Ukraine’s worst-kept secret — that the Ukrainian army is drastically understating its casualties.” After detailing, there, what seems to be outrageous unconcern by the Government, for the welfare of troops it’s sending into battle (even by jamming battlefield-injured soldiers into regular civilian hospitals, which aren’t equipped to handle their injuries), this report ends with a doctor saying, “It’s bad everywhere. Yes, the soldiers are still standing at their positions ready to fight. But we don’t see any help coming for them.”

The Ukrainian news agency RIAN headlined on January 26th, “Mobilization in Dnipropetrovsk Almost Drowned,” and reported, “In Dnipropetrovsk region [which is run by the U.S. White House’s friend, the Ukrainian-Swiss-Israeli billionaire Ihor Kolomoysky, whose longstanding personal mercenary army has, alone, more than 5,000 fighters], thousands of men are hiding from the draft. Enforcement officers recognize that accomplishing their task will be very difficult.” More than 2,000 people there who were drafted “did not show up, they evaporated.”

Consequently, the Government is dragooning-in, or “ambushing” (as the article says), virtually anyone who seeks help from the Government, “mobilizing the unemployed” and other “desperate” people. “Military enlistment offices complain” that some draftees are too sick to be able to fight at all.

Also on January 26th, the Fort Russ blog bannered, “Azov Commander Freaks Out, Calls the War ‘Lost’. Blames Everybody,” and reported that, “Ukrainian politicians and generals ‘already lost the war,’ and ‘the West did not help.’ That’s the core of the statement by Azov punitive [meaning: to ‘punish’ the residents in the anti-Government region, for their not supporting the Government] battalion commander’s, and currently also Rada [Parliament] Deputy’s, Andrey Biletsky, in his ‘Address to the Nation.’” According to Biletsky, after the fictitious “thousands of supposedly killed enemies and burned out tanks, the wake-up can be very painful,” because of disappointment felt from the Government’s lies.

RIAN news headlined on January 27th, “The Situation at the Front and Riots Against the Mobilization,” and Andrew Vajra, of the news-site “Alternative,” quoted Biletsky there, as saying, “We were not prepared for the current confrontation.”

Whereas Ukrainian conscript soldiers are not eager to risk their lives in order to impose the current Ukrainian Government (which had resulted from Obama’s coup in Ukraine in February 2014), upon the residents in Ukraine’s Donbass region, which had voted 90% for the man whom Obama overthrew, the residents who still survive there are very eager not to allow this new regime to kill them; and, so, the motivation on the part of the people whom Obama’s forces are trying to kill, is vastly higher than is the motivation on the part of conscript troops, from the rest of Ukraine, to kill them. The only troops who are that eager to kill them are supporters of Ukraine’s two nazi (or racist-fascist) parties, the “Freedom” (renamed by the CIA from their former “Social Nationalist”) and the Right Sector, Parties. Those parties have always gotten only a small percentage of the popular vote in Ukraine, though Obama’s people have placed them into power. Once in power, they passed laws to lock-in that power.

The Ukrainian Government’s problem is that there just aren’t enough nazis, and there’s also not enough money, to do the amounts of killing that need to be done in order to enable Obama’s Ukrainian regime to retain the land in Donbass while eliminating the people there. The 90% of those people who had voted for the man (Viktor Yanukovych) whom Obama overthrew are far more numerous, and far more motivated, than are the vast majority of Ukraine’s soldiers.

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

Assad: Israel is Al-Qaeda's Air Force in Syria

Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad on Sunday accused the Israel of conspiring with the Al-Qaeda terrorist group.

“It’s very clear. Because whenever we make advances in some place, they attack in order to undermine the army. It’s very clear,” Assad told the American Foreign Affairs magazine.

“That’s why some in Syria joke, how can you say that Al-Qaeda doesn’t have an air force? They have the Israeli air force,” he added.

“We made some advances in the past two years, but if you want to ask me, ‘Is it going well?’ I say that every war is bad, because you always lose, you always have destruction in a war.

The main question is what have we won in this war? What we won in this war is that the Syrian people have rejected the terrorists, the Syrian people support their government more, the Syrian people support their army more,” Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad said.

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

Washington Will Do Whatever it Can to Stop BRICS, Maintain Power - Paul Craig Roberts

China is warning India that an economic partnership with the US is a “zero-sum trap,” and the nation should be wary about Washington’s increasing efforts to court the increasingly influential nation. The message comes as world leaders, including President Barack Obama, gather in India to celebrate its “R-Day” holiday and woo top officials to their side in an expanding effort to gain the most influence in the region. Though the US has for decades maintained the top spot in the world in terms of economic power, the increasingly popular BRICS bloc—of which India and China are members—has American officials worried about their ability to exert power, as former Reagan administration official Paul Craig Roberts explains.

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

Don't Worry, the CIA Is Just a Bunch of Paper Pushers

...or so I've been told.

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

How to Change Your Life for Good - The Eyeopener

Today James talks to Anthony Gucciardi of about a pair of recent articles. The first, "4 Ways to Actually Make Your New Years Resolution Work," outlines why our resolutions often fail, and how to make sure they work. The second, "Anthony Gucciardi Donates 20,000 Meals to US Food Banks," challenges other alt media producers, as well as the general public, to start changing the world for the better through giving. Will James take up the challenge?...

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

Friday, 30 January 2015

Israel Attacks Lebanon

ISIS = the New Contras
1) Israel kills 6 Hezbollah in surprise attack including the anti-ISIS commander
2) Hezbollah killed 2 Israeli soldiers.
3) Then Israel shot up Lebanese bases and killed a UN peace keeper.

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

"MUST WATCH: Nov 2013 (pre-Maidan!): Ukraine Deputy has Proof of USA Staging Civil War in Ukraine".

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

Greek Election Could Cause World Economic Crisis - Michael Rivero

Will the war in Iraq turn into Canada’s Vietnam?

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

Jeff Berwick Invites You to Anarchapulco

Anarchy - society without rulers.

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

Keiser Report (E711): If It Bleeds, It Leads

In this episode of the Keiser Report from Mexico City, Max Keiser and Stacy Herbert discuss the significance of Teotihuacan to the modern era of semi-divine elite hoarding wealth during a time of financial crop failures and lending droughts. In the second half, Max interviews media, retail and banking tycoon, Ricardo Salinas Pliego about ending prohibition, a buffet of ideas at the Festival of Ideas and the news business mantra of “if it bleeds, it leads” leading to the bad PR of Mexico. Finally, Max puts him in the ‘shark tank’ to pitch Mexico to China which has $250 billion to spend in the region.

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

Thursday, 29 January 2015

Ukrainian Crisis News. War in Ukraine, Mariupol, DPR, NATO, Russia (27.01.2015)

1) Debaltsevo's pocket is closing 2) NATO Condemned Escalation in Ukraine 3) Ukrainian Army Successful Entered Russia 4) SSU: Popeye Fired Mariupol

The english is not great in this clip but their pro-eastern independence narrative of Kiev aggression, including the categorisation of the coup in the capital as a coup (putsch), is clearly more accurate than the western accounts. We can be fairly sure that Donetsk had been shelled by Kiev forces because the areas being hit are not occupied by the central government. This situation has caused the rebels to go on the offensive in order to protect the civilian population. When it comes to determining the truth we must recognise the fact that President Poroshenko has made the wild claim that 500 tanks and 9000 troops have crossed from Russia into Ukraine - and yet there are no satellite pictures of this event or any other evidence.

The third point in the clipped text above the video refers to men of fighting age fleeing from Ukraine to Russia so that they could not be drafted into Kiev's army.

The clip here is an attempt at determining which side is winning in Ukraine. This is an important question to ask because there are will be consequences that may lead to increased support from NATO or overt support from Russia. The west may abandon Kiev if the Government collapses due to their economic situation and generally poor situation militarily. Russia will be blamed for the disaster.

Additional Info [rebel account of fighting]:

Military Report of Novorossia. Latest news of Ukraine, DPR, LPR

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

Russia In The Cross Hairs — Paul Craig Roberts

Washington’s attack on Russia has moved beyond the boundary of the absurd into the realm of insanity.

The New Chief of the US Broadcasting Board of Governors, Andrew Lack, has declared the Russian news service, RT, which broadcasts in multiple languages, to be a terrorist organization equivalent to Boko Haram and the Islamic State, and Standard and Poor’s just downgraded Russia’s credit rating to junk status.

Today RT International interviewed me about these insane developments.

In prior days when America was still a sane country, Lack’s charge would have led to him being laughed out of office. He would have had to resign and disappear from public life. Today in the make-believe world that Western propaganda has created, Lack’s statement is taken seriously. Yet another terrorist threat has been identified–RT. (Although both Boko Haram and the Islamic State employ terror, strictly speaking they are political organizations seeking to rule, not terror organizations, but this distinction would be over Lack’s head. Yes, I know. There is a good joke that could be made here about what Lack lacks. Appropriately named and all that.)

Nevertheless, whatever Lack might lack, I doubt he believes his nonsensical statement that RT is a terrorist organization. So what is his game?

The answer is that the Western presstitute media by becoming Ministries of Propaganda for Washington, have created large markets for RT, Press TV, and Al Jazeera. As more and more of the peoples of the world turn to these more honest news sources, Washington’s ability to fabricate self-serving explanations has declined.

RT in particular has a large Western audience. The contrast between RT’s truthful reporting and the lies spewed by US media is undermining Washington’s control of the explanation. This is no longer acceptable.
The other item in the interview was the downgrading of Russian credit to junk status.
Standard and Poor’s downgrade is, without any doubt, a political act. It proves what we already know, and that is that the American rating firms are corrupt political operations. Remember the Investment Grade rating the American rating agencies gave to obvious subprime junk? These rating agencies are paid by Wall Street, and like Wall Street they serve the US government.

A look at the facts serves to establish the political nature of the ruling. Don’t expect the corrupt US financial press to look at the facts. But right now, we will look at the facts.

Indeed, we will put the facts in context with the US debt situation.

According to the debt clocks available online, the Russian national debt as a percentage of Russian GDP is 11 percent. The American national debt as a percentage of US GDP is 105 percent, about ten times higher.
In my opinion, the neoliberal economists who control Russian economic policy are a much greater threat to the sovereignty of Russia than economic sanctions and US missile bases. To survive Washington, Russia desperately needs people who are not romantic about the West.
To dramatize the situation, if President Putin will grant me Russian citizenship and allow me to appoint Michael Hudson and Nomi Prins as my deputies, I will take over the operation of the Russian central bank and put the West out of operation.

But that would require Russia taking risks associated with victory. The Atlanticist Integrationists inside the Russian government want victory for the West, not for Russia. A country imbued with treason inside the government itself has reduced chance against Washington, a determined player.

Another fifth column operating against Russia from within are the US and German funded NGOs. These American agents masquerade as “human rights organizations,” as “women’s rights organizations,” as “democracy organizations,” and whatever other cant titles that serve in a politically correct age and are unchallengeable.

Yet another threat to Russia comes from the percentage of the Russian youth who lust for the depraved culture of the West. Sexual license, pornography, drugs, self-absorption. These are the West’s cultural offerings. And, of course, killing Muslims.

If Russians want to kill people for the fun of it and to solidify US hegemony over themselves and the world, they should support “Atlanticist integration” and turn their backs on Russian nationalism. Why be Russian if you can be American serfs?

What better result for the American neoconservatives than to have Russia support Washington’s hegemony over the world? That is what the neoliberal Russian economists and the “European Integrationists” support. These Russians are willing to be American serfs in order to be part of the West and to be paid well for their treason.

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

Carl Sagan, Science and UFOs: Some Observations on the Subject

The following exchange occurred on Facebook and has been reproduced here for the interest of Spookyweather readers:

Comment: Sagan's book "The Demon Haunted World" has been my skeptical bible for the past 15 years. We need more critical thinking NOW!

“We’ve arranged a society on science and technology in which nobody understands anything about science and technology, and this combustible mixture of ignorance and power sooner or later is going to blow up in our faces. I mean, who is running the science and technology in a democracy if the people don’t know anything about it.” – Carl Sagan


Response: Great quote and good observations by Sagan in the interview 'summation' but I humbly submit that there are serious problems with the Demon Haunted World which I also own. There are various claims made about UFO phenomena that are unsupported by evidence. Chapter 4 highlights the issue.

Sagan on p. 65 highlights the evidence so far collected (in the 50s)where he cites pilots, military people etc (but omits people like astronomers who have had sightings) and also radar and some some photographic evidence but then associates this with known hoaxes and with a story about hass hallucinations and misidentifications.

He talks about how Kenneth Arnold's sighting in 1947 was misreported where he only said the objects seen skipped like a saucer on water - not that they were saucer shaped. Sagan points out that according to Arnold, the first object flashed a number of times. This implies that the sighting was some sort of reflection. What is omitted is the fact that Arnold said that the 9 objects he saw were crescent shaped objects. If you google Kenneth Arnold you can see him with an artist's impression of what he saw. Also, Sagan tends to confabulate sighting reports (objects in the sky) with claims of alien abduction, thus leading us into an argument about alien visitiations and motives (that he uses to 'ridicule' the rest of the subject) which takes us away from analysis of the data - what is being observed. This removes us from a discussion of actual cases coming from the 'sober' observers he mentions on p.65. A generalised debunk is used of things that may account for observations - balloons, venus, aircraft, meteors, kites, mirages, sundogs, swamp gas etc. Juxtaposed to the best sighting reports these explanations to not hold water.

The biggest problem when it comes to sound analysis - which Sagan cites - is the Hollywood portrayal of UFOs/ETs and the fact that the world is filled with gulible people who with very little scientific training sometimes tend to jump to conclusions when they see something slightly out of the ordinary (although in real world examples most often people try to fit what they are seeing to know objects like aircaft first before coming to other conclusions - rightly or wrongly).

Sagan in Chpter 4 wrote he could not find any adults interested in the subject because they were all interested in Cold War matters - but clearly where were a number of credible people interested in what was going on at the time - especially after 1950 and 1952 when there were a number of 'flaps'. Reading journalist Donald Keyhoe's books from the 50s you can see that there was a level of serious interest in 'interplanetary' visitation from various respected scientists. There was not a blanket dismissal of the idea.

The pressure of not taking the subject seriously came from respected debunkers like Dr Donald Menzel, the sections of the media, and airforce denials. However, the US airforce astronomical consultant, Dr J. Allen Hynek, wrote a book (1972) dealing with analysing sighting data after Project Blue Book was shut down that criticised how the airforce conducted their investigations. It's also worth reading the original copy of Capt. Ruppelt's, who was a head of Blue Book, 1956 account of various sightings (he was pressured by the airforce to issue an 'updated' edition of his book where he adds material to denigrate the tone of the first copy).

Also recommended reading is papers submitted to Congress by atmospheric physicist Dr James McDonald, summations on the subject by Stanton Friedman (see video clip at the end), the modern history of the subject written by Richard Dolan, and the book 'The Missing Times' about how the media has treated the subject (the firewall between local news and national broadcasters) by Terry Hansen (who also wrote a history of the CIA for AE911truth pointing out that the CIA has always been involved in domestic information control/disinformation, and not overseas intelligence). I highly recommend watching the doco - UFOs, Lies and the Cold War.

Like any fringe subject there are people who believe any claim, but there is a core of data, misrepresented by various respected figures throught the decades, that does point to a real phenomena.

Stan Friedman on Sagan and science

[Interested readers will have to Google the information cited in the text.]

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

Gerald Celente: “The Future is a Devalued Euro, a Devalued Dollar – the Only Reason the Dollar’s Staying High is Because the Other Currencies Are So Weak…The Whole Thing is Out of Control.”

Gerald talks with John Stadtmiller on latest economic trends and where these trends could lead.

There's a lot of talk about oil here as well. Apart from the low price negatively impacting target countries of the US - Venezuela, Russia, Iran - there is also a negative impact against the fracking industry which will hopefully save the US environment. In the long term the presently low oil prices are helping save the US environment - in the short term it is destroying the revenue sources for the Governments of many countries.

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

Wednesday, 28 January 2015

With Aleppo Encircled, West Seeks Wildcard to Save its Terror Hordes

The Syrian Arab Army is reportedly close to completely encircling militants that have occupied the northern city of Aleppo since they invaded it from NATO territory in 2012. Once the encirclement is complete, analysts believe the the city will be finally liberated, in a process similar to the retaking of Homs further south.

The desperation of militants facing this final phase in the Battle for Aleppo is indicated by their Western sponsors’ attempts to broker a ceasefire and arrange “aid” to reach them. Similar attempts were made in vain during the closing phases in the Battle for Homs in mid-2014 – with the city of Homs having been an epicenter of terrorist activity beginning in 2011, and now under the control of the Syrian government. Small pockets of militants have been isolated within Homs, allowing order to be restored across the majority of the city and the surrounding region.

As the Syrian government systematically regains control of a nation up-ended by Western-backed terrorists flooding the country accompanied by a seemingly inexhaustible torrent of cash, weapons, and equipment, the desperation of these Western interests has visibly increased.

The Guardian, chief among the many propagandists distorting the conflict since it began in 2011, is now attempting to form a narrative extorting global security by claiming only by NATO establishing a no-fly-zone over Aleppo and repelling Syrian government forces, can “moderate rebels” hold on to the city and repel lingering “Islamic State” (ISIS) forces.
These same ISIS forces that are allegedly at odds with “moderate rebels” have seen thousands of so-called “moderates” defecting into their ranks recently bringing with them large sums of Western cash and weapons.

Related Info:

DW Report | ISIS Supply Channels from Turkey

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

Special Report: Notes on Another Clinton Scandal: Was Vince Foster Killed?

(Truthstream It seems as though the unfolding paedophile scandal connected to Bill Clinton may be delaying... or even preventing... a presidential run announcement by Hillary Clinton, which by all accounts would have been upon us.

But the Clinton's have many skeletons in the proverbial closet, and many other scandals that could crop up during her second bid for the highest office in the land, and larger quest for power.

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

5yrs of Humiliation Over’ Anti-Austerity Syriza to Form Govt in Greece

Greece leaves behind five years of humiliation and suffering, fear and authoritarianism, said the leader of the winning Syriza party, Alexis Tsipras. He’s moving on Monday to build a stable government and plans to get rid of Athens’ three main creditors.

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

Star Wars & False Flag Terrorism

This video is about how George Lucas, in his own words, describes the geo-political machine we have bearing down on us.

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

Climategate, the Sequel: How We Are STILL Being Tricked with Flawed Data on Global Warming

Although it has been emerging for seven years or more, one of the most extraordinary scandals of our time has never hit the headlines. Yet another little example of it lately caught my eye when, in the wake of those excited claims that 2014 was “the hottest year on record”, I saw the headline on a climate blog: “Massive tampering with temperatures in South America”. The evidence on Notalotofpeopleknowthat, uncovered by Paul Homewood, was indeed striking.

Puzzled by those “2014 hottest ever” claims, which were led by the most quoted of all the five official global temperature records – Nasa’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies (Giss) – Homewood examined a place in the world where Giss was showing temperatures to have risen faster than almost anywhere else: a large chunk of South America stretching from Brazil to Paraguay.
Noting that weather stations there were thin on the ground, he decided to focus on three rural stations covering a huge area of Paraguay. Giss showed it as having recorded, between 1950 and 2014, a particularly steep temperature rise of more than 1.5C: twice the accepted global increase for the whole of the 20th century.
But when Homewood was then able to check Giss’s figures against the original data from which they were derived, he found that they had been altered. Far from the new graph showing any rise, it showed temperatures in fact having declined over those 65 years by a full degree. When he did the same for the other two stations, he found the same. In each case, the original data showed not a rise but a decline.
Homewood had in fact uncovered yet another example of the thousands of pieces of evidence coming to light in recent years that show that something very odd has been going on with the temperature data relied on by the world's scientists. And in particular by the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), which has driven the greatest and most costly scare in history: the belief that the world is in the grip of an unprecedented warming.
How have we come to be told that global temperatures have suddenly taken a great leap upwards to their highest level in 1,000 years? In fact, it has been no greater than their upward leaps between 1860 and 1880, and 1910 and 1940, as part of that gradual natural warming since the world emerged from its centuries-long “Little Ice Age” around 200 years ago.

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

Tuesday, 27 January 2015

Bill Clinton Flew With Sex Offender Jeffrey Epstein Multiple Times - An Insight into Blackmailing People in Positions of Power

The Empire is beginning to crumble." Excerpt: "Flight logbooks show that former President Bill Clinton took more than a dozen flights on the private jet of convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein..."
Main story headlines and links:
Flight logs place Bill Clinton on sex offender’s jet multiple times – report
Flight Logs Put Clinton, Dershowitz on Pedophile Billionaire’s Sex Jet

This is a good summary of the unfolding situation.

The key point to remember is that any politician caught in sexual acts with minors, whether they are sober, drunk or on drugs, will become a controlled asset of those that record these activities. 

Related Info:

Conspiracy Of Silence / The Franklin Cover-up HQ Version

The pulled from the air at the last moment documentary that deals with the Franklin (Murder/Satanism/Child Abuse) cover-up.

Further Info:

Sibel Edmonds Blows the Whistle on Government Blackmailing

(Note: The corrupt are given campaign support and promoted to positions of power over those with a clean record so that various special interest groups and intelligence agencies can control these people - especially politicians.) 

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

English Speakers in Military Outfits Caught on Camera in Ukraine Shelling Aftermath

Several videos have appeared on the web, purporting to show English-speaking foreigners in Ukraine's army uniform in port city of Mariupol. Nebosja Malic, foreign affairs analyst, comments.

Mercenaries at the very least. We know that the CIA is in Kiev because their chief John Brennan paid a visit last year.

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

Tony Blair Not In Jail? I Literally Don't Understand: Russell Brand The Trews

Tony Blair Not In Jail? I Literally Don't Understand: Russell Brand The Trews (E235).
Reaction to Tony Blair's comments on Radio 4 this week and the news that the Iraq War inquiry may not be published before the next election

Brand talking sense here ... when justice is not served then the criminals, and their successors, continue to run amok. We live with the consequences of political crooks literally getting away with murder.

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

Ignoring the Proxy War in Syria: Letter to the Herald Sun Newspaper (Australia)

Here is a (perhaps too long) letter I sent to the letters section of the Herald Sun Newpaper in Australia. They'll never print it:

Ignoring the Proxy War in Syria

The world is doing more than simply 'ignoring the war in Syria' (Steven Katsineris letters 25/1). The world has been misled, by a chorus of corrupt political and media entities, into thinking this conflict is largely an internally driven affair rather than a western military-intelligence sponsored proxy war.

The culpability of the US, UK, France, Turkey, Israel, Jordan, Qatar, and Saudi Arabia has been kept hidden thereby diminishing our interest and feeling of responsibility for western involvement.

Ask yourself these simple questions.

Where is the CIA and the Turkish military when it comes to respectively monitoring and closing the border with Syria to stop the influx of extremist fighters and materiel into the battlezone - as seen in multiple German (DW) TV reports? Why does the US continue to arm 'moderate' rebels that openly admit they co-operate with Al Nursa and ISIS? Why did the US Government falsely push the idea that the chemical weapons attacks in Ghouta were the work of the Assad regime when the extremists had already been caught on numerous occasions using and threatening to use these weapons - most notably pointed out in an earlier UN investigation led by Carla Del Ponte? Why, when members of the Saudi Royal Family openly admit their support for the extremists, even having their intelligence chief Prince Bandar removed for failing to get results, does the US say nothing?

The well researched know that powerful neoconservative orientated groups in the US and UK have been seeking to open up a conflict in Syria from at least 2001. General Wesley Clark (ret.) recalled plans to attack 7 Middle Eastern countries within 5 years in the wake of the 911 attacks, while journalist Seymour Hersh's 2007 article on Bush Administration goals reported similar ambitions. The ex-French foreign minister Roland Dumas stated on national television that he was approached by British officials in 2009 for his support in initiating actions to bring about regime change in Syria. Indeed, we have early reports from Nov 2011, that reveal the escalating conflict in Syria was being directly supported by the US and Turkish authorities via the NATO airbase at Incirlik (the whistleblower site Boiling Frogs cites this evidence).

So what is the motive?

Simply put, all the participating countries in the war have strong controlling interest groups that want to see the Assad Government fall in order to maintain their monopolisation of the oil trade and bring about the destruction of Israel's enemies.

Meanwhile, the mainstream media facilitates this mass murder project by obfuscating the truth - literally ignoring evidence of State support for the extremists who are doing the West's dirty work. Both left and right wing sections of the press are responsible, including both The Herald Sun and The Age newspapers. The only way to end the fighting is to expose the real causes of the war beyond simply stating that a humanitarian disaster is unfolding.

I would have added more to this letter if the word count was not an issue...
I'd also ask:
*Why the US refused to support the Maliki Government in Iraq, for months on end, when they requested help, and finally when the US did attack ISIS they bombed oil and grain facilities in Syria (where the former target was about to be retaken by the Syrian Army).
*Why have the Israelis been providing medical aid to extremists operating in the Golan Heights (Syria)? There are photos of this.
Plus, I'd point out that the media is not simply being uncritical or silent on these activities but have actively generated regime change propaganda from CNN's 'Syria Danny' who fabricated stories of indiscriminate shelling to the BBC that fabricated a story of a chemical attack by altering the audio of an incident that involved napalm.

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

Keiser Report (E710): Markets Mind Carnage

In this Keiser Report from Mexico City, Max Keiser and Stacy Herbert discuss mind carnage in the markets as price discovery goes astray due to market intervention, and the rise of vigilante groups around the world looking for Rolex watch and Gucci belt wearing politicians. In the second half, Max interviews businessman, radio show host and anarchist, Jeff Berwick, about becoming a taxpayer, living in Mexico as a tourist and the ending of the drug wars.

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

Why the Placebo Effect Scares Big Pharma

Abby Martin interviews Dr. Wayne B. Jonas, Director and CEO of the Samueli Institute, about new research being done on the Placebo effect and scientific studies that have been done on the power of the mind when it comes to self-healing.

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

Monday, 26 January 2015

Donetsk Militia: We Couldn’t Have Attacked Mariupol, Won’t Storm City

Anti-government forces in Ukraine say they've launched an offensive against army positions near the eastern city of Mariupol - though not planning to storm the city itself. However, the fighters deny accusations by Kiev that they carried out the shelling of a civilian area that reportedly left 30 people dead and dozens more injured.

Recently the Ukrainian President lied and said 500 tanks and 9000 troops crossed from Russia into the war zone. Going by this and other lies, the bombardment of Mariupol was most likely the result of Ukrainian Government actions - as claimed by the Donetsk Militia.

Related Info:

Mariupol: Filmed uniformed and armed American on the side of Ukrainians (Video)

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

Millionaires for Carbon Control! - #NewWorldNextWeek

Welcome to New World Next Week — the video series from Corbett Report and Media Monarchy that covers some of the most important developments in open source intelligence news.
Story #1: Pharrell & Al Gore Announce Global @LiveEarth Concerts On All 7 Continents Pharrell Planning Worldwide Sing-along Psyop for Live Earth Concerts?
Story #2: UK, US to Stage 'Cyber War Games'
Story #3: Teenager’s Browser Plug-In ‘Greenhouse’ Shows You Where Politicians Get Their Funding

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

Facebook Censorship: What They're Not Telling You

It's not just about 'fake news stories'. Facebook's new 'flagging' feature will allow agenda-driven political agitators, governments and corporations to control the narrative and all but silence dissent.

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

Celente: We Live in Bankism, Not Capitalism, ECB QE is Massive Fraud

The introduction of quantitative easing by the European Central Bank has raised doubts about the effectiveness of such a move. To discuss this measure taken by the ECB RT talks to the publisher of Trends journal, Gerald Celente.

Related Info:

What's ECB easy money for? 'Zombie banks and lame duck businesses'

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

Sunday, 25 January 2015

NATO Commander Lied Claiming Possible Russian Invasion of Ukraine Coming - Stephen Lendman

How many previous times did Big Lies proliferate about hoards of Russians coming? Claimed by US officials. Other Western ones.

Former NATO Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen. Current NATO head Jens Stoltenberg.

The latest on January 22 from NATO commander US General Philip Breedlove. Earlier he suggested the same thing. More on what he said below.

Last August, State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki claimed a nonexistent "Russian-directed counteroffensive is likely underway in Donetsk and Luhansk."

"(W)e're also concerned by the Russian Government's unwillingness to tell the truth even as its soldiers are found 30 miles inside Ukraine," she said.

"Russia is sending its young men into Ukraine but...are not telling them where they’re going or telling their parents what they’re doing."

Asked why she said "likely" instead of saying a Russian invasion is underway, Psaki said she "decided to say likely."

"But why," she was asked? "(L)ikely implies…some uncertainty because there is a possibility that it's not."

Psaki ducked the question. Merely cited "a range of (unsubstantiated) reports."

"Well, is it an invasion," she was asked? "(A)re we seeing, like, brigades or divisions crossing the borders into Ukraine?"

"I don't have any other details to read out for you at this point in time," she said.

No Russian invasion occurred. Nor was one planned. Psaki lied suggesting otherwise.

On Thursday, she was asked about illegitimate oligarch Ukrainian president Petro Poroshenko claiming 9,000 Russian troops, tanks and heavy equipment in Ukraine.

On the one hand, she claimed no "confirmation of the figures." On the other, she lied accusing self-defense forces of "increase(d) violence."

"(I)ncluding renewed attacks…on the Donetsk airport (and) seizures of more territory."

"We've also seen reports that two tactical battalions - Russian tactical (ones) - Russia has moved two tactical battalions into Ukraine."

Admitting no "independent (corroborating) confirmation" exists.

At the same time "confirming…Russia(n) tanks, armored vehicles, trucks, artillery pieces, and other military equipment…deploy(ed) (to) sites near the Russia-Ukraine border…"

"(S)taging points before transporting military equipment to pro-Russian separatists," she claimed.

On the one hand, saying "(t)hat is something we're seeing." On the other, admitting no confirmation.

RT International reported its Washington correspondent Gayane Chichakyan's inability to get Psaki to give "straight response(s)" to her questions.

Ignoring Kiev high crimes against peace. Irresponsibly blaming them on Russia. Chichakyan saying "the US always has something to say about Russia, but never about what the Ukrainian government is doing."

Throughout months of US planned, directed and instigated conflict in Ukraine, Washington consistently blames Russia for its own high crimes.

"(A)voiding questions," said Chichakyan. Refusing to acknowledge Kiev using heavy artillery in Donbas. Including against residential neighborhoods.

Calling naked Kiev aggression its "absolute right to defend itself." When pressed to answer Chickakyan's questions, Psaki responded saying "I think I'll leave it at what I said."

Including the Big Lie about Russia "illegally interven(ing) in Ukraine." Despite no evidence whatever suggesting it. Plenty proving otherwise.
Don't expect Washington to explain. Or other Western governments. Or supportive MSM scoundrels. Regurgitating official Big Lies like gospel.

The New York Times describing Kiev's mortar attack on a civilian Donetsk bus as an "early morning explosion show(ing) the bus…with its tires flattened, its sides punched in, filled with shards of concrete and stone and all of its windows either shattered or pocked with holes."

Citing "conflicting reports" about what happened. Despite clear evidence of Kiev culpability.

Sergey Lavrov correctly accused its "party of war" of committing "a crime against humanity, a rude provocation aimed at undermining the efforts on a peace settlement."

The Times quoted Poroshenko turning truth on its head. Saying "(i)f the enemy does not want to abide by the cease-fire, if the enemy doesn't want to stop the suffering of innocent people in Ukrainian villages and towns, we will give it to them in the teeth."

General Breedlove earlier lied about Russian intervention in Ukraine. On January 22, Pentagon controlled Stars and Stripes headlined "Threat of new Russian incursion as violence flares in Ukraine."

Citing Breedlove saying Russian forces are building up their presence on Ukraine's border.

"What we do see is that the Russian-backed forces have renewed capability now to bring pressure on the Ukrainian forces, and have in several places moved the line of contact to the west. And this is concerning," said Breedlove.

He claimed a repeat of two previous nonexistent Russian incursions, adding:

"We are beginning to see the signatures of air defense systems and electronic warfare systems that have accompanied past Russian troop movements into Ukraine, but we are unable at this moment to confirm any specific number of additional Russian troops inside eastern Ukraine."

US Army European commander Lt. General Ben Hodges lied claiming "irrefutable" evidence showing Donbas self-defense forces getting "direct support from Russia."

No evidence whatever proves it. None exists. Including irresponsible NATO/Poroshenko claims about Russia invading Ukraine.

What satellite images would clearly show if true. None exist.

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

Psaki Grilled Over Ukraine’s Noncompliance with Minsk Peace Agreements

RT could not get a straight response from US State Department spokesperson Jen Psaki on Kiev’s role in a breach of the ceasefire in eastern Ukraine. Psaki chose to loudly blaming Russia while keeping quiet about the actions of the Ukrainian government.

The important point is that there is no evidence that Russian troops or equipment are flowing into Ukraine - according to the EU monitors - and that the US is covering for peace-process violations committed by Kiev.

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

Fake Skeptics & The "Conspiracy Theorist" Slur

State sponsored history, the version touted in public schools, and preached over the mainstream media is the mythology of the state, and it is as essential to its existence as creation stories are to any religion.

Mainstream media facilitates mass murder.

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

Keiser Report (E709): US vs China. Battle for Latin America

In this Keiser Report from Mexico City, Max Keiser and Stacy Herbert discuss China’s $250 billion for Latin America forcing America’s ‘positive’ hand in the region. Meanwhile, back in China, ‘amateur hour’ reigns as the small cap index soars as dilettante investors believe lower stock prices mean less risk. In the second half, Max interviews financial journalist, publisher and presenter, Sergio Sarmiento, about the Mexican economy, corruption and the failed state.

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

Saturday, 24 January 2015

Sibel Edmonds on Gladio B and the Paris Shooting

Sibel Edmonds of joins us today to discuss a range of issues, from terror operations in Xinjiang to Gladio B in Belgium and her reaction to the Paris shooting. We also talk about her new podcast, Probable Cause, and what she is hoping to accomplish with it.

The important point being made by Sibel in this interview is the fact that the terrorists (or freedom fighters), who seem to magically get their hands on weapons and training, are being supported by NATO and US proxies. They are trained outside of their own territories and then sent back to form resistance groups in order to overthrow established Governments.

Sibel's verdict on the Paris shootings is not conclusive, because of the lack of information, although she is highly suspicious of the background story to the shooters.

Also discussed in the 'second half' is the fact that large portions of the online alternative media are controlled by multi-million dollar funding provided by people like George Soros.

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

'Whistleblowers Persecuted & Prosecuted for Exposing illegality' - Snowden's Lawyer

Jesselyn Radack, 2011 Sam Adams Award winner & the attorney of Edward Snowden & Bill Binney, tells about her experience.

It is the duty of people within the Government to report crimes when they encounter them. The whistleblowers are acting correctly - everyone else aware of the crimes, who do not speak out, are making themselves accomplices to the corruption.

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

‘Chaos in Yemen Show Drone Strikes Part of Problem’ – Code Pink co-founder

Barrack Obama highlighted America's support to the Syrian rebels as part of the campaign to crush Islamic State, in his State of the Union Address. RT is joined by Medea Benjamin, an anti-war activist and co-founder of 'Code Pink: Women for Peace'.

Drone murder and other corrupt activities.

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

Cooperation Between British Spies and Gaddafi’s Libya Revealed in Official Papers

Britain’s intelligence agencies engaged in a series of previously unknown joint operations with Colonel Muammar Gaddafi’s government and used the information extracted from rendition victims as evidence during partially secret court proceedings in London, according to an analysis of official documents recovered in Tripoli since the Libyan revolution.

The exhaustive study of the papers from the Libyan government archives shows the links between MI5, MI6 and Gaddafi’s security agencies were far more extensive than previously thought and involved a number of joint operations in which Libyan dissidents were unlawfully detained and allegedly tortured.

At one point, Libyan intelligence agents were invited to operate on British soil, where they worked alongside MI5 and allegedly intimidated a number of Gaddafi opponents who had been granted asylum in the UK.

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

CDC Caught Inflating Flu Deaths to Sell More Vaccines

You know that "36,000" number the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) is constantly throwing around as the number of people in the U.S. who supposedly die every year from influenza? It's completely made up, and its purpose is to sell more flu vaccines, as evidenced by actual mortality data showing that only a few hundred people at most die from influenza annually.

As highlighted by the American Society of Registered Nurses (ASRN), government claims that tens or even hundreds of thousands of people are dying left and right because they aren't getting their flu shots is total bunk. Data pulled from death certificates and the U.S. National Vital Statistics System (NVSS) reveal that very few people die from the flu, suggesting that it really isn't much of a threat.

Compared to almost every other potential cause of death out there, the flu hardly even ranks as a threat. If you're a woman, the data shows that you're more likely to die during pregnancy and childbirth than from the flu. At most, only about 500 people die every year from the actual flu, and a study published in the American Journal of Public Health (AJPH) suggests that even this number is far too high.

Meanwhile, heart disease and cancer together kill more than 1.1 million people annually, and the government is doing nothing to go after the causes of these deaths. Processed foods, refined sugar, crop pesticides, statin drugs and a host of other legal and subsidized poisons are just a few examples of what really threatens public health, not influenza.

"U.S. data on influenza deaths are a mess," reads a 2005 paper published in the British Medical Journal (BMJ) titled "Are U.S. flu death figures more PR than science?"

Most alleged cases of flu death are actually caused by secondary pneumonia

What the CDC isn't telling the public with its grossly overinflated flu death statistics is that most cases of supposed flu death are actually caused by secondary pneumonia infection. The aforementioned study highlights this, questioning why the government seems to tie these two conditions together when there are numerous other causes of pneumonia.

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

Friday, 23 January 2015


Turkey’s prime minister, a NATO ally, is shipping arms to al-Qaeda and ISIS via Syria-bound trucks operated by the country’s intelligence agency, according to Turkish military officials.

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

Abby Martin Exposes Obama’s SOTU Double Speak

Abby Martin discusses the hypocritical and misleading foreign policy claims made during the State of the Union.

State of the Union hypocrisy.

If the fact that President Obama could immediately close Guantanamo because it is a military facility, and YET keeps pretending that he is 'constrained', doesn't ring alarm bells, then good luck to you. Incompetence and partisan (left/right) politics clearly does not explain everything that has been happening. The corruption aspect of what is occurring today is too often overlooked.

Here's a few other points that do not easily fall under the incompetence label: failure to prosecute Bush Administration officials for torture and illegal war, failure to prosecute bankers for fraud, the hiring of lobbysts into key positions of the Government, the hiring of neconservatives into key State Department (Vic Nuland) and UN positions (Susan Rice, Samantha Power), the war on whistleblowers, the escalation of executive orders that bypass Congressional oversight, the escalation of Government secrecy, the specific inclusion of detention without trial provisions in the NDAA Laws, the escalation of the drone war, the lies about Syrian chemcial weapons incidents, the lies about what is happening in Ukraine etc.

Related Info:

John Pilger - Obama Is A Corporate Marketing Creation

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

CrossTalk: Kiev Offensive

Instead of seeking a lasting peace, the Kiev regime has opted for more war and violence. Does the Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko truly believe that a military solution can end this war, and that Washington is hell bent on open conflict with Russia? Cross Talking with Richard Weitz, Nebojsa Malic and Martin McCauley.

The clip reveals that the Kiev army is not in a good state to conduct an offensive into Eastern Ukraine - and that the recent attacks are a political move intended to draw the US into the conflict.

With NATO arming Kiev, the breakaway forces in the East may have to react and launch an offensive of their own in order to disable their opposition.

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

Parents of Capitol Bombing Suspect Accuse FBI of illegal Setup

The parents of a 20-year-old Ohio man recently accused of plotting to bomb the US capitol are accusing the FBI of coercing their son into the terroristic plan. A litany of cases in which federal authorities find susceptible individuals and then push them into illegal plans exist, but in most terrorism prosecutions, little information about law enforcement’s role is never made publically available. Could this be another example of the FBI entrapping a citizen? Daniel McAdams, executive director of the Ron Paul Institute, discusses with RT’s Ben Swann.

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

Gerald Celente - Legalise Freedom

Gerald discusses the outlook for 2015. Each day seems to bring with it a new geopolitical crisis, yet another political debacle, more dire economic warnings, increasing social unrest, one more environmental threat. What does it all mean?

The truth is the world is in an economic depression. Much of the discussion here was centred on the oil price and why it is dropping so low. Part of the reason seems to be geopoliticial (the continued supply), and the other part is drastically lower demand.

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

Thursday, 22 January 2015

Generals Admit We Fund ISIS

Alex Jones talks to World Net Daily reporter Jerome Corsi about his latest report in which he lays out how Barack Obama has funded Al-Qaeda.

The guy being interviewed wrongly mentions that there is an Iranian nuclear weapons program and is trying to sell the idea that the US support for extremists is aimed at Israel. This is another ploy to create a problem/reaction/solution scenario whereby the US turns around and then destroys the extremists in order to 'protect' Israel. This is a neocon strategy being played on the people of the Middle East, North Africa and the USA. Otherwise the information in this clip is correct about the US supporting Al Qaeda and the Muslim Brotherhood.

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

Obama Slams Cuba, Iran Sanctions, Touts Such Measures on Russia

US President Barack Obama pushed for a raft of proposals crafted to boost the middle class in his 2015 State of the Union speech, marking the first time he addressed a GOP Congress that largely opposes his governing agenda.

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

Michael Rivero - Escalating War in UkraineThreat to World Peace?

The US and the growing conflict in Central Europe. Guest's website:

I have strong doubts that the Ukrainian conflict will escalate to a point where nuclear arms are used - unless a neocon cabal bent on initiating armageddon thinks they can shoot down Russian missiles, and conducts a false flag attack (with a nuke).

Also, I am waiting for confirmation about the Russian electronic warfare (jamming) attack on the US AEGIS equpped USS Donald Cook. The criticisms about the F-35 are valid.

Rivero makes a great point that war and conflict will be used to hide the financial disaster we face from the present banking system shenanigans. 

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

ISRAEL BOMBED their OWN Embassy in London [another Mossad False Flag]

Still wondering if Israel is capable of Bombing and killing innocent people in order to achieve their goal?

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

Keiser Report (E708): Mexico – Land of Opportunity

In this episode of the Keiser Report from Mexico City, Max Keiser and Stacy Herbert discuss Aristotle trending, lands of opportunity and GM hiring. In the second half, Max interviews philosopher and television presenter, Pablo Boullosa, about the state of the Mexican economy and society and how to solve the ever-increasing drug violence.

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

Wednesday, 21 January 2015

Manufactured Terror, Regime Change in N. Korea & MLK’s Forgotten Speech

On this episode of Breaking the Set, Abby Martin, discusses the newest FBI foiled bomb plot and the questions about entrapment allegations that the bureau has yet to answer. Abby then discusses the decision by the US to deploy at least 500 troops to countries surrounding Syria to train “moderate” Syrian rebels despite this policy being a dangerous failure in the past. Abby then speaks with investigative journalist and author, Gareth Porter, about the latest updates regarding the Iranian nuclear negotiations and how the past use of cyber warfare might impact the talks. Abby then talks to journalist, Tim Shorrock, about the latest news that the NSA hacked into North Korean computers in 2010, and the impact this revelation will have on global cyber security. BTS wraps up the show with a look at Martin Luther King Jr.’s hidden legacy on the holiday named after the revolutionary leader.

A good overall episode covering some of the most important current issues.

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

Charlie Hebdo - The Hidden Agenda Exposed

We don't have to speculate as to how this event is going to be used. It has already started.

The pro-war and censorship agenda outlined here is valid.

I have problems with their interpretation of the police man's shooting as a hoax

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

Insider Reveals Collapse Timeline

Alex Jones talks with expert Paul Craig Roberts about the coming collapse and when he thinks it will happen.

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

Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter Death Spiral: Canada Committment on Crisis

In what was meant to be a money-saving move, U.S. officials designed the F-35 as one basic fighter (with three variants) to replace a dozen warplanes flown by the U.S. Air Force, Navy and Marine Corps, as well as U.S. allies worldwide.

This is what happens when the military industrial complex is largely in control - money is wasted on scam programs that feed the defence contractors.

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

Tuesday, 20 January 2015

Guantanamo Bay Staff Sergeant Claims Three Men Believed to have Committed Suicide Were Actually Tortured to Death

It was murder.

A staff sergeant at Guantanamo Bay claims to have solved one of the military prison’s greatest mysteries: Three men the Pentagon says killed themselves were actually tortured to death by the CIA.

The official government line was that Yasser Talal al-Zahrani of Yemen, and Salah Ahmed al-Salami and Mani Shaman al-Utaybi, both of Saudi Arabia, killed themselves in 2006 in a suicide pact.

Rear Adm. Harry Harris, the commander of the Joint Task Force Guantanamo, called the deaths “an asymmetric warfare committed against us.” The men were said to have hanged themselves.

Staff Sgt. Joseph Hickman, a Marine veteran who reenlisted in the Maryland National Guard after 9/11, contradicts the military version of events in his new book, “Murder at Camp Delta: A Staff Sergeant’s Pursuit of the Truth About Guantanamo Bay.” And he paints a sinister picture of the government’s use of the prison as a “battle lab” for cruelly inventive, experimental torture tactics.

The torture used on the prisoners in order to get information about the perpetrators of the 911 attacks ('al Qaeda') was always going to fail because the 2001 attacks were an inside job:

911 Truth ~ Experts Speak Out

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

'Poroshenko Taking Aggressive Approach Because he's Counting on US Support'

Despite the ongoing escalation in Ukraine, Kiev insists it is pushing for peace. In a recent statement, Ukraine's Foreign Ministry called for a renewed effort to implement the Minsk agreements, starting from Monday. But not everyone is convinced that Kiev is ready to de-escalate. Daniel McAdams, executive director of the Ron Paul Institute, believes President Poroshenko is taking an increasingly aggressive approach because he's counting on US support.

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

Negative Inflation? - Geneva Business Insider

This month on the Geneva Business Insider James and David discuss: the unfolding deflationary cycle in the commodities markets and its long-term effects; the suspiciously convenient timing of Obama's new cybersecurity proposal; and the continuing hypocrisy of the Paris Hebdo circus.

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

Monday, 19 January 2015

US to Deploy Over 400 Troops to Train Syria Insurgents (ISIL)

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

'More Sanctions on Iran Would Play Against US'

Barack Obama and David Cameron spoke about Iran - saying they don't want further sanctions to be imposed on the country. Political researcher Soraya Sepahpour-Ulrich explains why they've changed their tune.

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

Complaint Against John Howard to the International Criminal Court

Australia’s former Prime Minister John Howard has been accused of war crimes before the International Criminal Court in The Hague.

A document titled Complaint against John Howard to the International Criminal Court has been sent to The AIMN by a member of the SEARCH Foundation - an on-line copy of the document can be found here. Permission has been given by one of the authors to reproduce the document, but due to its length (75 pages) we have reproduced a summary.

Early in 2012 the Committee of the SEARCH Foundation resolved to submit a complaint to the International Criminal Court (the ICC) in The Hague, Netherlands, against John Howard, former Prime Minister of Australia, for his decision to send Australian forces to invade and wage war against Iraq.

The ICC is a permanent international tribunal to prosecute individuals for genocide, crimes against humanity, war crimes, and for the crime of aggression. The Court was set up through the Stature of Rome which was drafted and signed on 17 July 1998, and came into force on 1 July, 2002.

Australia signed the Statute on 9 December 1998, ratified it on July 1 2002, so as to be bound as from 1 September 2002.

Article 17 of the Statute, which deals with ‘Issues of admissibility’ prescribes that every step of the domestic jurisdiction of a country be exhausted before the Court may take jurisdiction over a complaint.
The complaint

I have the honour hereby to file with you and your office the Complaint against Mr John Winston Howard, former Prime Minister of Australia, who is responsible for sending Australian military personnel into war, and into waters of, the Republic of Iraq, pursuant to a 17 March 2003 decision of the Australian Cabinet to join in the invasion of the Republic of Iraq.

As a result of this decision, I believe that offenses were committed, and that these offenses are punishable under Article 6 Genocide, Article 7 Crimes against Humanity, and Article 8 War Crimes of the Rome Statute.

I ask you initiate an investigation under Article 15, with a view to issuing a warrant of arrest for Mr John Winston Howard.

Australia’s ratification of the Rome Statute came into force on 1 September 2002, and these crimes were committed after that date. The offenses we enumerate are most serious.

On 16 March 2012, our organisation made a complaint in these same terms to both the Australian Federal Police, which is the primary agency responsible for investigating breaches of the Commonwealth Criminal Code 1995 which was amended to implement Australia’s ratification of the Rome Statute i.e. Chapter 8 – Offences against humanity and related offences, Division 268 – ‘Genocide, crimes against humanity, war crimes and crimes against the administration of the justice of the International Criminal Court’. That Division of the Code ‘receives’ the provisions of the Rome Statute of 1998, as amended.

On 23 March 2012, the Office of the Australian Federal Police Commissioner acknowledged receipt of our complaint and on May 3 2012, the AFP Operations Coordination Centre stated that our information did not disclose an offence against Division 268 and so declined to investigate.

On 9 May 2013, after consulting with many lawyers about how to proceed, we sent our complaint to the Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP), the other agency which can consider a prosecution under Division 268.

On 18 June 2013, the DPP replied that it would not initiate a prosecution of Mr Howard, noting that information provided was not a ‘brief of evidence’ and that the allegations we made did not appear to fall within the terms of any offence under Division 268.

Under Article 17(b) of the Rome Statute, the Prosecutor cannot investigate if:

“The case has been investigated by a State which has jurisdiction over it and the State has decided not to prosecute the person concerned, unless the decision resulted from the unwillingness or inability of the State genuinely to prosecute . . . “

However, we have demonstrated that the Australian State has not investigated this complaint. We argue that this is because the Australian State is unwilling to prosecute a former Prime Minister, since it is very clear to us that the invasion of Iraq directly produce breaches of Articles 6, 7 and 8 of the Rome Statute, as we set out below.

Therefore we consider that this complaint is open to your investigation under Article 17.

(A brief summary of) The Facts

On 11 September 2001 Mr Howard was in Washington DC. USA, on a state visit while the terrorists on the Twin Towers in New York and the Pentagon were taking place. The day after the attacks he is reported as having declared support for the USA in retaliation: “We will help them. We will support actions they take to properly retaliate in relation to these acts of bastardry against their citizens and against what they stand for”.

Five days later the Australian Government, with the support of the Opposition Labor Party, passed a motion in the Australian Parliament invoking the ANZUS military alliance with the United States on the ground that the criminal actions of Al Qaeda, the terrorist organisation responsible for the attacks of 11 September 2001, were the equivalent to a state “attack on the United States”.

. . .

In January 2002 Mr. Howard was in Washington and endorsed former President George W. Bush’s State of the Union speech, in which the President labelled Iran, North Korea and Iraq as an “axis of evil”, on the grounds that the three countries possessed “weapons of mass destruction” (WMDs).

In June 2002 Mr. Howard returned to Washington to declare support for the Bush doctrine of “pre-emptive strike”, a doctrine which repudiated the entire framework of post-second world war international relations and asserted that the United States had the right to attack any country it deemed a threat.

. . .

On 17 September 2002 Mr. Howard presented the ONA report to Parliament and asserted that, unless Iraq was “disarmed”, its weapons of mass destruction would pose “a direct, undeniable and lethal threat to Australia and its people.”

. . .

On 26 February 2003 forty-three Australian international law experts publicly warned that:

“The weak and ambiguous evidence presented to the international community by the U.S. Secretary of State, Colin Powell, to justify a pre-emptive strike underlines the practical danger of a doctrine of pre-emption. A principle of pre-emption would allow national agendas completely to destroy the system of collective security contained in Chapter Seven of the UN Charter and return us to the pre-1945 era, where might equalled right.”

They further warned that:

“The International Criminal Court now has jurisdiction over war crimes and crimes against humanity … It attributes criminal responsibility to individuals responsible for planning military action that violates international humanitarian law and those who carried it out. It specifically extends criminal liability to heads of state, leaders of governments, parliamentarians, government officials and military personnel.”

The Australian Government, led by Mr. Howard, defied legal opinion. Parliament was adjourned on 8 March 2003. In the late hours of 17 March 2003, Mr. Howard and his Cabinet voted to authorise Australian air, land and naval personnel to attack Iraq. US Assistant Secretary of State Richard Armitage made an official request for the involvement of Australian troops late on the night of March 20. It later became known that Australian special operations troops, with Cabinet authorisation, had entered Iraq as much as 30 hours before the outbreak of war.

. . .

The House of Representatives Official Hansard records later that day, at 2.03pm, that Prime Minister Howard moved a resolution asking parliament to support the Cabinet decision. The record reads in part:

“This morning I announced that Australia had joined a coalition, led by the United States, which intends to disarm Iraq of its prohibited weapons of mass destruction.”

The ‘facts’ – and they are comprehensive with links provided to the ‘evidence’ – continue for over a dozen pages and conclude with:

As a result of the 20 March 2003 invasion of Iraq, there have been at least 105,439 – 115,149 civilians killed, and the Wikileaks war logs suggest a further 13,750, according to Iraq Body Count.

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

Keiser Report (E707): Banksterism

In this episode of the Keiser Report, Max Keiser and Stacy Herbert are in Mexico City and they find the so-called “failed state” looks a whole lot better in many regards than certain Western countries. They look at the role of the US drug war in creating the ultra-violence which has led to the headlines that caused the perception of a failed state in Mexico. In the second half, Max interviews economist and journalist Guillermo Barba about Mexico’s unallocated gold reserves at the Bank of England, the failed state question and the future of the Mexican economy.

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

Sunday, 18 January 2015

Syrian State News Agency Attacks U.S. Plan to Train Rebels

The Syrian state news agency on Friday attacked U.S. military plans to train and equip Syrian rebels, saying they amounted to support for terrorists.

The plan is part of the U.S. strategy to roll back the Islamic State group that has seized much of eastern and northern Syria. Senior U.S. officials met Syrian opposition and civil society leaders in Istanbul this week to discuss the program.

A Pentagon spokesman told Reuters on Thursday the U.S. military is planning to deploy more than 400 troops to help train the Syrian rebels. "Washington continues supporting terrorism in Syria and announces its intention to send 400 soldiers to train the terrorists," the state news agency SANA said.

The Syrian government has depicted the entire armed opposition as terrorists since civil war erupted in 2011.

The insurgency is today dominated by hardline Islamist groups including Islamic State and the al Qaeda-linked Nusra Front. The non-jihadist opposition has little presence.

Reuters reports that the US will increase support for 'moderate' rebels in Syria ... but the moderates are still mostly jihadists and all these groups have worked with Al Nusra and ISIS in the recent past. Veteran mid east reporter Robert Fisk, interviewed on ABC TV last year, said that he believed the moderate FSA group was a myth, because he'd never run into them. Does arming such 'moderate' groups sound like a good idea to you? Common sense should tell you this is ridiculous. The war in Syria is fuelling the crazies in France, Sydney and elsewhere. The proxy war in Syria is all about regime change.

Related Info:

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[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, January 18th, 2015.]

New Info Confirms CIA Behind Paris Attack

The new information has almost confirmed that Paris attack was a false flag operation carried out by the CIA.

According to The Associated Press, one of the men responsible for last week’s terrorist attack that killed 12 people in the French capital claimed to have lived with the Nigerian man behind the failed al-Qaeda “underwear bomb” plot five years ago, Yemeni Journalist and researcher Mohammed al-Kibsi who met Said Kouachi, the alleged Paris attacker, said on Monday.

In a phone interview with Press TV on Tuesday, Ulrich said, “The whole Paris incident has been a puzzle for many… and one has to find connections to find what really is going on.”

“We have been told by the mainstream media, the Western media, that a Yemeni reporter has claimed that he had interviewed Kouachi who was responsible for the Paris attack, or one of those who were responsible,” she said.

“And he had ties with ‘the underwear bomber’, ‘the underwear bomber’ who was held responsible for wanting to blow up an airliner at Christmas in 2009,” Ulrich added.

Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab was convicted of attempting to detonate plastic explosives hidden in his underwear while on board Northwest Airlines Flight 253, en route from Amsterdam to Detroit, Michigan.

“Well, it so happens that the mainstream media here is so busy turning up this information that they tend to forget the very information they gave us in the first place. For example, in 2012, we were told that ‘the underwear bomber’ was in fact working with the CIA intelligence and with the Saudis,” she pointed out.

This background information raises serious questions about the support network for the terrorists in Paris.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, January 18th, 2015.]

CrossTalk: Extremists Incorporated

The terror act waged on the city of Paris again demonstrates how the West's so-called war on terror works – or doesn't work. The extremists on both sides of this divide claim Paris a victory. For the innocent, it is another senseless and painful tragedy. CrossTalking with Gearoid Ó Colmáin and Hafsa Kara Mustapha.

I don't go for everything view presented in this clip but it's definitely worth watching especially for the 'panellist' comments about the west supporting extremists when it suits their agenda plus what has happened to the French media and how the traditionally more critical left wing papers have been bought out and are now part of the establishment propaganda.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, January 18th, 2015.]

Nigeria: The Truth About Boko Haram & #BringBackOurGirls (RECAP)

The Obama administration was responsible for the spread of Al-Qaeda throughout Africa which led to the rise of Boko Harem, the terrorist group responsible for the kidnap of over 200 schoolgirls.

The information here is directly relevant to the recent massacres in Nigeria.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, January 18th, 2015.]

Why is this Doctor Being Silenced by the 'Aussie Vaccine Mafia'?

An international controversy has erupted over an Ohio doctor who is scheduled to give a series of talk to concerned parents in Australia. The topic: Vaccines. You may remember Dr. Sherri Tenpenny, yes, the doctor targeted by the United Nations as a leading “influencer” arguing that vaccines cause Brain injury. Well, groups are now calling for her visa to be revoked and venues are pulling out to prevent her from speaking about Vaccines in Australia.

The argument is for safe vaccines rather than for zero vaccines. Large pharma corporations have a history of unethical behaviour. There should be an open debate on this topic, not censorship.

And it is a FACT that flu vaccines (some of them) do contain unsafe levels of mercury which is used as a preservative.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, January 18th, 2015.]

Keiser Report (E706): Ali-Baba Revolution ft. Paul Schulte

In this episode of the Keiser Report, Max Keiser and Stacy Herbert are joined by Paul Schulte for a double header. In the first half, they discuss the economic catastrophe that is the European corporate and banking sector heading into 2015 - especially for Spain, France, Italy and then Germany. In the second half, they discuss the McFarlane effect as the new chairman of Barclays could begin dismantling the behemoth. They also discuss the number one territory for fintech being . . . China!

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, January 18th, 2015.]

Saturday, 17 January 2015

Muslims are the Greatest Victims of Terrorism

"Muslims are the biggest victims of terrorism. They're being killed by terrorist groups with an Islamic theme covertly and overtly backed by Western intelligence agencies. This was the case during 911 as well. Al Qaeda never attacks Israel. ISIS never attacks Israrel." - Ry Dawson

Terrorists and extremists overseas are supported by various Nation States that include members of NATO, Israel and Saudi Arabia. This is the central problem. Nothing will change until people (the media) in the west begins to look into who is funding and supporting whom. The wars overseas directly influence the crazies in Europe etc.

Related Info:

Israel Attacks on Syria Did Not Destroy S300's or 'Hezbollah Shipment'

Saudi Prince Confirms Riyadh Support for Extremist Groups in Syria

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, January 17th, 2015.]