Sunday, 31 May 2015

A Fake Caliphate: Perfect US Strategic Asset - Pepe Escobar

The “civilized” West dispenses with massive crocodile tears as Ancient Silk Road pearl of the desert Palmyra falls to ISIS/ISIL/Daesh.

Yet neither US President Barack Obama nor any of the 22 heavily weaponized nations/vassals theoretically part of his coalition of the willing sent at least a single Hellfire missile-equipped drone against the black-clad fake Caliphate goons.

A case can still be made that the “civilized” West would rather deal with a medieval, intolerant Wahhabi-drenched Caliphate than with a secular Arab “dictator that refuses to prostrate himself in the altar of Western neoliberalism.”

In parallel, the case has already been made that those who weaponize the beheaders and throat-slitters of Al-Nusra, aka al-Qaeda in Syria, or ISIS/ISIL/Daesh are essentially Saudis – the largest importers of weapons on the planet — who buy mostly from the US but also from France and the UK.

And now, an August 2012 declassified document from the US Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA), circulated to everyone from CENTCOM to the CIA and the FBI, and obtained by public interest law firm Judicial Watch, finally confirms what passes for Washington’s strategy in the Levant and the Arabian peninsula.

And just as much as the original, CIA-funded proto al-Qaeda, established in the 1980s in Peshawar, ISIS/ISIL/Daesh, a.k.a. al-Qaeda 2.0, fulfills the same geopolitical purpose.
The bottom line is that the “civilized” West, side by side with vassals such as Turkey and the GCC petromonarchies, “supported” al-Qaeda’s branch in Syria to destabilize Damascus

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

Expert Lawyers Explain US War Crimes; Americans: Demanding Arrests Yet? (Malaysian 2012 Hearings)

In 2012, the Kuala Lumpur War Crimes Commission found the following guilty of War Crimes:
  • Former US President, George W. Bush
  • Former US Vice President, Dick Cheney
  • Former US Secretary of Defense, Donald Rumsfeld
  • Former US Attorney General, Alberto Gonzalez
  • Former Chief of Staff to Cheney, David Attington
  • Former General Counsel for the Department of Defense, William Haynes
  • Former Assistant Attorney General, Jay Bybee
  • Deputy Assistant U.S. Attorney General, John Yoo
For explanation, documentation, and Emperor’s New Clothes obvious proof of the most important War Crime, US Wars of Aggression, read here.

The lawful response to obvious commission of ongoing War Crimes is to arrest the apparent criminal leaders.
The above video has the former president of the National Lawyers Guild, and current law professor Marjorie Cohn state that she limited her book (Cowboy Republic) documenting US War Crimes to six [key] categories ...

Notice that these hearings into war crimes occurred in Malaysia. Is there a connection to the loss of the Malaysian airliners? Perhaps yes.

My Facebook comments:

Issues from 2 years ago that cover war crimes investigations into the Bush regime conducted in Malaysia, Obama's drone terrorism and support for extremists in Syria, Depleted Uranium weapons, and the brief mention that the present US Administration replaced the Government in Yemen via covert war (to install their own puppet, that has recently been kicked out, and the Saudis are now bombing).

The main issue here is that there is evidence enough to prosecute these people immediately.

Related Info:

Depleted Uranium Hazard Awareness

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

Terrorism: What Americans Don't Want To Hear - "The United States are the Aggressors"

The media has helped to keep the American people ignorant. In this presentation of the program, Books of Our Times, Dean Lawrence R. Velvel interviews American Historian Howard Zinn on his books: You Can't Be Neutral on a Moving Train - A personal History of Our Times, and Failure To Quit - Reflections of an Optimistic Historian.

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

Why Corporate Media Avoids GMO Stories. Michael Rivero

US military behind serious Anthrax scare? Peace Prize for Poroshenko? Bernie Sanders, ISIS, Polar Ice the same as in the late 70s, Israeli attacks on Gaza, Guest's website:

Excellent summary of world issues.

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

Keiser Report (E763): Vaporwealth

In this episode of the Keiser Report, Max Keiser and Stacy Herbert discuss ‘vaporwealth’, which much like ‘vaporware’ is a product or a net worth, in this case, which is never manufactured, but is, instead, either stolen or magically created on the Fed’s balance sheet. In the second half, Max interviews Liam Halligan of about the economic situation in Europe and how Nicola Sturgeon is the new existential boogie man for the tabloids.

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

Saturday, 30 May 2015

Crisis News: Iraq, Syria, South China Sea 29.05.2015

Iraqi army forces backed by fighters from the Popular Mobilization units have engaged Islamic State militants in the country’s western province of Anbar, killing more than three dozen of them in the process. The leader of al-Nusra Front — the al Qaeda-affiliate group in Syria — insisted on Wednesday that he is under orders from the organization's central leadership not to attack Western interests in Syria, but rather focus on toppling President Bashar al-Assad. "The orders from Dr. Ayman al-Zawahiri are we should not attack the West from Syria" Abu Mohammad al-Golani said, speaking in a television interview with the Al Jazeera Arabic-language network. The United States Defense Secretary Ashton Carter warned China Wednesday to stop its buildup of man-made islands in the South China Sea. Kiev’s military forces are continuing to shell residential area of Donbass.

Two observations:
1. Al Qaeda leader Al Zawahiri is a Western intelligence asset (see related Info below). Al Qaeda and ISIS are puppets of Western powers - the recently declassified Defence Intelligence agency documents prove it:

2. The Chinese are doing more than establishing a 'zone of influence' in the South China Sea, they are taking territory that clearly does not belong to them, in areas directly adjacent the Philippines and Vietnam (freeze the video and look at the map).

Related Info:

Know Your Terrorists: Ayman Al-Zawahiri

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

US State Dept Says it is ‘Unfamiliar’ with Reports of Ukraine Army Shelling

Five civilians have been killed in shelling in eastern Ukraine, including an 11-year-old girl. However, US officials have said that they are not aware of Kiev violating the truce, despite numerous reports of army shelling.

The US says that the Eastern regions of Ukraine were the 'instigators' of the violence, and yet we have complaints about the OSCE reports where they only describe the actions of the separatists who are, more often than not, responding to artillery and mortar attacks.

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

Inside the Latest Attacks on Gaza

After weeks of provocation, one of the Palestinian resistance groups launched a solitary rocket into Israeli territory. The attack injured no one. Israel responded by launching a series of attacks from American-made F-16 fighters on military and civilian targets in Gaza. The Israeli Defense Force has stated that it will hold Hamas responsible for the attacks, even though their intelligence, Israeli news, and our reports say that the Palestinian Islamic Jihad was behind the attack. The collective punishment is a clear violation of international law.

Yesterday began with the news that yet another Palestinian child had been struck by an Israeli settler’s car during a hit and run incident. It was the third such “accident” in less than a month. That was followed by news that a Palestinian in the West Bank was beaten and shot by a group of men suspected of being Israel settlers. Tensions are already elevated because of the orders to construct new Israeli settlements in Palestinian territory and the continuing news of a hunger striker who is now in his 24th day of a diet of only salt and water. Then the news came out that the United States will be increasing its subsidy of the Israel military by $300 million, which will further arm the military that has only used its weapons against Palestinians in recent memory.

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

How Corporate Sovereignty Undermines Democracy By Irrevocably Binding Future Governments

Techdirt has been at the forefront of pointing out the dangers of including investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS) in so-called trade agreements. Indeed, we even helped come up with a new term -- corporate sovereignty -- to make clear that ISDS is really about placing corporations on the same level as entire nations, and giving them a unique power to sue a country for alleged harms before special tribunals. But there's an additional aspect to this, which is explored in an insightful article by Sam Fowles on The Conversation.

He points out that although we don't know in detail what the US-EU TAFTA/TTIP agreement will contain, we do have the text for the one between Canada and the EU, the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (pdf), known as CETA. The European Commission has said many times that it aims to build on the corporate sovereignty chapter in CETA when it comes to negotiating TTIP.

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

Who Owns the Federal Reserve?

It's not like we don't have half a clue who actually "owns" the Federal Reserve, but we just wanted to know, superficially, who the Fed itself claims it is owned by (and, additionally, how the agencies justifies its unchecked power).

A short and direct explanation that cites the Fed's own website.

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

Friday, 29 May 2015

CrossTalk: Talking Ukraine

It is widely agreed that Ukraine is facing harsh realities with few good options for the foreseeable future. However, another tragedy is being played out and that is Western media coverage. Does the mainstream media’s narrative make any sense? CrossTalking with Richard Sakwa, Jeffrey Tayler, and Alexander Mercouris.

The problem with the country of Ukraine is that Russian speaking territories were attached to it during Soviet times - Crimea, and the Eastern sections. The discussion here begins by providing a post Cold War context, explaining that Russia was continually a target of the West, and that in 2008 planning to include Ukraine and Georgia in NATO had been aired. 

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

Kiev’s Repression of Anti-Fascism in Odessa

There is a common misconception in the West that there is only one war in Ukraine: a war between the anti-Kiev rebels of the East, and the US-backed government in Kiev. While this conflict, with all its attendant geopolitical and strategic implications has stolen the majority of the headlines, there is another war raging in the country – a war to crush all dissent and opposition to the fascist-oligarch consensus. For while in the West many so called analysts and leftists debate whether there is really fascism in Ukraine or whether it’s all just “Russian propaganda,” a brutal war of political repression is taking place.

The authorities and their fascist thug auxiliaries have carried out everything from physical intimidation, to politically motivated arrests, kidnappings, torture, and targeted assassinations. All of this has been done under the auspices of “national unity,” the convenient pretext that every oppressive regime from time immemorial has used to justify its actions. Were one to read the Western narrative on Ukraine, one could be forgiven for believing that the country’s discontent and outrage is restricted solely to the area collectively known as Donbass – the Donetsk and Lugansk People’s Republics as they have declared themselves. Indeed, there is good reason for the media to portray such a distorted picture; it legitimizes the false claim that all Ukraine’s problems are due to Russian meddling and covert militarization.

Instead, the reality is that anger and opposition to the US-backed oligarch-fascist coalition government in Kiev is deeply rooted and permeates much of Ukraine. In politically, economically, and culturally important cities such as Kharkov, Dnepropetrovsk, and Kherson, ghastly forms of political persecution are ongoing. However, nowhere is this repression more apparent than in the Black Sea port city of Odessa. And this is no accident.

Related Info:

The Odessa Massacre - What REALLY Happened

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

Crisis News, Yemen, Syria, Ukraine 26.05.2015

The Yemeni army, backed by popular committee forces, has destroyed four Saudi battle tanks after storming a base in Saudi Arabia’s southwestern city of Jizan. The Syrian army has launched a major offensive against the ISIL Takfiri terrorists who recently overran the city of Palmyra in central Homs province. Moscow believes that US-led airstrike campaign against Islamic State positions in Iraq and Syria have not done enough to impede the jihadists’ advance in the two Middle Eastern states. Monitors of the Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe have confirmed that Russian representatives at the Joint Centre for Control and Co-ordination came under fire in Donbas on May 23.

Russia and China should supply the Syrian Army with weapons to counter the proxy army of the west (ISIS). These BRICS countries should also provide troops in the fire support role, manning artillery and air assets.

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

Bernie Sanders: Populist or Opportunist?

Compared to Hillary Clinton and array of Republican presidential aspirants looking more like a police lineup, Sanders seems almost saintly. Hold the cheers.

On the one hand, no one challenging money-controlled US politics has a chance to win any top position in government - let alone the presidency. Sander's chance to become president is zero.

On the other, ignore what he and other politicians say. Follow what they do, mainly their voting record on issues mattering most.

Give him credit. Sanders is on the right side of many issues - including calling income inequality "the great moral issue of our time."

At the same time, he talks the talk but often doesn't walk the walk. He supported sequestration cuts affecting public education, healthcare and housing, Head Start, disaster relief, federal employee wages and other populist programs.

His voting record too often supports America's killing machine. He usually votes for annual defense authorizations providing funding for America's empire of bases, waging war on humanity and threatening its survival.

He supports funding America's Gestapo - the Department of Homeland Security, a rogue agency by any standard.

Earlier he supported maintaining a Cuban travel ban. He later voted to lift it. He opposed permanent normal trade relations with China.

He was the only Senate member publicly supporting universal healthcare - then voted with Democrats for Obamacare. His no vote would have killed what Ralph Nader calls a "pay or die" system - a rationing scheme benefitting insurers, drug companies and large hospital chains.

The problem with Sanders is his rhetoric belies his record. He votes 98% of the time with Senate Democrats.

He'll support Hillary Clinton if she's nominated. "Maybe I shouldn't say this: I like Hillary Clinton," he said.

So far, he refuses to attack her pro-war, pro-corporate favoritism agenda. When asked if he'll support the Democrat party nominee, he said: "Yes. I have in the past."

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

Aspartame: The Bitter Truth Behind This Toxic Sweetener

Aspartame is the technical name for the brand names NutraSweet, Equal, Spoonful, and Equal-Measure. It was discovered by accident in 1965 when James Schlatter, a chemist of G.D. Searle Company, was testing an anti-ulcer drug.

Aspartame was approved for dry goods in 1981 and for carbonated beverages in 1983. It was originally approved for dry goods on July 26, 1974, but objections filed by neuroscience researcher Dr. John W. Olney and consumer attorney James Turner in August 1974, as well as investigations of G.D. Searle's research practices caused the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to put approval of aspartame on hold (December 5, 1974). In 1985, Monsanto purchased G.D. Searle and made Searle Pharmaceuticals and The NutraSweet Company separate subsidiaries.

Aspartame accounts for over 75 percent of the adverse reactions to food additives reported to the FDA. Many of these reactions are very serious, including seizures and death.

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

Thursday, 28 May 2015

Washington Protects Its Lies With More Lies — Paul Craig Roberts

My distrust has deepened of Seymour Hersh’s retelling of the Obama regime’s extra-judicial murder of Osama bin Laden by operating illegally inside a sovereign country. That Hersh’s story, which is of very little inherent interest, received such a large amount of attention, is almost proof of orchestration in order to substantiate the Obama regime’s claim to have killed a person who had been dead for a decade.

Americans are gullible, and thought does not come easily to them, but if they try hard enough they must wonder why it would be necessary for the government to concoct a totally false account of the deed if Washington kills an alleged terrorist. Why not just give the true story? Why does the true story have to come out years later from anonymous sources leaked to Hersh?

I can tell you for a fact that if SEALs had encountered bin Laden in Abbottabad, they would have used stun grenades and tear gas to take him alive. Bin Laden would have been paraded before the media, and a jubilant White House would have had a much photographed celebration pinning medals on the SEALs who captured him.

Instead, we have a murder without a body, which under law classifies as no murder, and a story that was changed several times by the White House itself within 48 hours of the alleged raid and has now been rewritten again by disinformation planted on Hersh.
Now it turns out that Washington has “lost” the bin Laden “death files,” thus protecting in perpetuity the fabricated story of bin Laden’s killing.

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

Obama Accuses Russia of Adopting 'Aggressive' Posture on Ukraine

Barack Obama accuses Russia of adopting an “increasingly aggressive” stance on Ukraine, during a meeting with NATO's chief in the White House.

The US relationship to Russia must be viewed as being a machiavellian one.

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

How Do We Counter Military Worship? - Questions for Corbett

In this edition of the Questions For Corbett podcast, James answers your questions on how to snap people out of the military matrix, the Japanese zaibatsu, Israel and geopolitics, Mao's Great Famine and more. Also, James asks viewers their thoughts on Cuba-US relations, personal care products and staying positive amongst the negative news.

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

28 Pages Action

OK instead of listing everyone here is my Idea about the 28 pages .
I'm a pragmatist and a realist so im promoting what i think people will actually do. A long list is overwhelming. So we are gonna go one name a day. Everyone contact this person TODAY.

Today's congress critter to pester to read the 28 is Dana Rohrabacher.
the legislative assistant aka person that actually does everything who you need to reach is Paul and here is his email

You want Dana Rohrabacher to apply to read the 28 pages and you want here to co-sponsor HR14 the bipartisan bill that asks the president to declassify this information in the JIS report that uncovered foreign state sponsors for the 911 hijackers. Americans have a right to know who was assisting terrorists.

One small correction to the video, Dana Rohrabacher is a he, not a she.

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

Obsolete Science Behind ‘Safe’ GMO Claims?

Despite the Food and Drug Administration’s approval of non-browning GMO fruits and vegetables, many remain unconvinced of their safety. All-natural activists are calling into question the techniques used by the government in evaluating produce, claiming that their methods are outdated and not at all equipped to test GMOs. Jeffrey Smith of The Institute for Responsible Technology explains to RT’s Ben Swann.

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

Wednesday, 27 May 2015

Newly-Declassified U.S. Government Documents: The West Supported the Creation of ISIS

Judicial Watch has – for many years – obtained sensitive U.S. government documents through freedom of information requests and lawsuits.

The government just produced documents to Judicial Watch in response to a freedom of information suit which show that the West has long supported ISIS. The documents were written by the U.S. Defense Intelligence Agency on August 12, 2012 … years before ISIS burst onto the world stage.

Here are screenshots from the documents. We have highlighted the relevant parts in yellow:

Why is this important? It shows that extreme Muslim terrorists – salafists, Muslims Brotherhood, and AQI (i.e. Al Qaeda in Iraq) – have always been the “major forces driving the insurgency in Syria.”

This verifies what the alternative media has been saying for years: there aren’t any moderate rebels in Syria (and see this, this and this).

The newly-declassified document continues:

Yes, you read that correctly:
there is the possibility of establishing a declared or undeclared Salafist Principality in eastern Syria (Hasaka and Der Zor), and this is exactly what the supporting powers to the opposition want, in order to isolate the Syrian regime ….
In other words, the powers supporting the Syrian opposition – the West, our Gulf allies, and Turkey wanted an Islamic caliphate in order to challenge Syrian president Assad.

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

Declassified DIA Documents Confirm the Proxy War in Syria: A Letter Pressuring the Mainstream Media to Act Against the Conflict

The following Letter was sent to various media outlets in Australia in an effort to have them report on, and ultimately help stop, the Proxy War in Syria:


If you have not already done so, you need to report on the recently declassified US Defence Intelligence Agency documents, from Aug 2012, that reveal the leading fighting groups in Syria are 'Salafists, the Muslim Brotherhood, and Al Qaeda in Iraq', and that these extremists are supported by "the West, Gulf Countries, and Turkey" - a direct quote.

This proxy war situation is something the alternative media has reported on since late 2011. I implore you to visit this link ( where you can see excerpts from the declassified material and consider that there would have been no rise of ISIS if not for this outside support. Furthermore, the proxy war explains the lack of any real action taken against ISIS today, with the phony air campaign doing little real damage (as opposed to the airstrikes we saw in Libya and the campaign in Yemen).

You, as journalists, can stop the fighting in the Middle East if you start to seriously investigate, and report to the public, what is occurring from a geopolitical perspective. The evidence is all around. Those in power don't care how many are killed (and those that do care feel it would be 'politically unwise' to speak out). What we've seen thus far, in terms of ISIS running amok, is no accident and simply serves the interests of the political elite ruling multiple countries in the region (and outside the region). Take action and stop these heinous 'games'.

Ps. The mainstream researchers and academics that have covered the conflict are not doing a good job and are part of the problem. I would be investigating why they have not given a straight story on the conflict, falling for the chemical weapons false flag attacks in Syria, whereas respected sections of the alternative media did not.

Please SHARE the content of the link above with the mainstream media and also on your social media networks. WE can stop the wars, but the truth must be pushed widely so that no one is left in the dark.

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

Iran Left Battling ISIL Alone as US-Iraq Alliance Disintegrates

As America holds back from intervention against the Islamic State and the blame game between the US and Iraq escalates, Iran is the only power confronting the militant organization, says a senior Iranian general.
Major General Qassem Soleimani, chief of the elite Quds Force in Iran's Revolutionary Guard, has said the US military and its Allies are failing to take the fight to the Islamic State, with Iran consequently left as the only power with a presence in the region to fight the militants.

"Today, there is nobody in the fight with [the Islamic State group] except the Islamic Republic of Iran," Soleimani was quoted by Iranian news outlets as saying on Monday, adding that nations next to or supported by Iran are involved in the battle, but that the US "didn't do a damn thing" to stop the Islamic State's advance on Ramadi.
We know the US and its allies have been supporting ISIS against Syria, in order to break the Shiite Iran-Iraq-Syria-Hezbollah nexus. Drawing Iran into a Middle East conflict, to weaken or destabilise their country, is one of the goals.

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

Crisis News, Ukraine, Syria, Yemen 25.05.2015

Kiev government is continuing offensive actions in Donbass. The Syrian army is engaged in a "complicated" offensive to liberate the Syrian city of Palmyra from the Islamic State terrorists who overran the city last week. United Nations talks to end the conflict in Yemen have been postponed just four days before they were due to begin.

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

Keiser Report (E762): Bottom 99% Income

Max Keiser and Stacy Herbert discuss volatility shifting the unhedged part of the economy - namely the incomes of the bottom 99 percent of the population. In the second half, Max interviews Nick Williamson, CEO of Pythia, about his new product called Credits, which is the first blockchain technology to be used by a government - in this case, the Isle of Man, to register cryptocurrency companies on the island.

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

Tuesday, 26 May 2015

ISIS Furious About Conspiracy Theories and Truthers!

Did you know that ISIS has an official, sleek English-language propaganda magazine? And were you further aware that they are outraged about these 9/11 conspiracy theories trying to take the credit for 9/11 and other spectacular false flags away from the jihadis? Join James on today's Thought For the Day as he breaks down the latest hilarious propaganda from the powers that shouldn't be.

Brilliant! Also, note that the recent details about what was inside Osama Bin Laden's hide out, reported in the mainstream press, is more fiction designed to fool the public. Bin Laden died in late 2001 and any ISIS member, or supporter, who thinks 911 was the work of Al Qaeda is wrong (see videos below).

Related Info:

911 Truth ~ Experts Speak Out

911 and War by Deception 

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

“The Islamic State” (ISIS) is Made in America: The Pentagon had Planned the Fall of Mosul and Ramadi in 2012

The US-led coalition now attempting to appear as though they are fighting ISIS knowingly aided the rise of the Islamic State for the purpose of isolating Assad and combating expanding Iranian influence.

At least as far back as August of 2012 the very same anti-IS coalition knew full well that the precursors to ISIS, al-Qaeda in Iraq (AQI) and Islamic State in Iraq (ISI), dominated the Syrian opposition along with other al-Qaeda affiliated groups.

They knew that AQI was declining during 2009-10, yet was resurrected due to the insurgency in Syria. In spite of this, the US and her allies continued to provide aid, funding, weaponry, and training to these same extremist groups, specifically seeing their rise (and the horrendous crimes against humanity that they partook in) as a strategic asset for their geopolitical aims.

The rise of the Islamic State was not only predicted, it was the expressed aim of the powers sponsoring the sectarian Syrian opposition for the purpose of opposing Assad and containing Iran. Despite the fact that the rise of an Islamic State was predicted to have dire consequences for Iraq, including the fall of Mosul and Ramadi, support from the US-coalition to the Syrian opposition continued to manifest, leading to the conclusion that this was either the expressed intent, or an accepted byproduct of these policy decisions.

A 7-page Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) document dated to August of 2012, recently released under a Freedom Of Information Act, request specifically states that the Syrian opposition was by that time “taking a clear sectarian direction,” and that “the Salafist, the Muslim Brotherhood, and AQI are the major forces driving the insurgency in Syria.”

Those following the wars in the Middle East, taking news from the alternative media, already knew the conflict was a result of direct western support, and support via proxies.

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

Why the US is Finally Talking to Russia

The Dr. Zbig “Grand Chessboard” Brzezinski-style strategy has always been to lure Russia into another Afghanistan in Ukraine, leading to a collapse of the Russian economy with the Big Prize being a Western takeover of Russia’s oil and natural gas wealth, and by extension Central Asia’s. Ukrainians would be used as cannon fodder, as were Afghans since the 1980s Arab-Afghan jihad.

Yet the Obama administration overplayed its hand, and realpolitik now spells out the deepening of the Russia-China strategic partnership across the entire Eurasian land mass; Eurasia as a prospective, massive commercial emporium stretching from Beijing to Berlin, or from Shanghai to St. Petersburg and beyond towards Rotterdam and Duisburg.

Without the exceptionalist obsession of some key Beltway factions, none of the elements of Cold War 2.0 would be in play

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

BRICS Trample US in South America - Pepe Escobar

It started in April with a rash of deals between Argentina and Russia during President Cristina Kirchner’s visit to Moscow

And it continues with a $53 billion investment bang as Chinese Premier Li Keqiang visits Brazil during the first stop of yet another South American commercial offensive – complete with a sweet metaphor: Li riding on a made in China subway train that will ply a new metro line in Rio de Janeiro ahead of the 2016 Olympics.

Where is the US in all this? Nowhere; little by little, yet inexorably, BRICS members China – and in a smaller measure, Russia - have been no less than restructuring commerce and infrastructure all across Latin America.

Countless Chinese commercial missions have been plying these shores non-stop, much as the US did between World War I and II. In a key meeting in January with Latin American business leaders, President Xi Jinping promised to channel $250 billion for infrastructure projects in the next 10 years.

Top infrastructure projects in Latin America are all being financed by Chinese capital – except the Mariel port in Cuba, whose financing comes from Brazil’s BNDES and whose operation will be managed by Singaporean port operator PSA International Pte Ltd. Construction of the Nicaragua canal – bigger, wider and deeper than Panama’s - started last year by a Hong Kong firm, to be finished by 2019. Argentina, for its part, clinched a $4.7 billion Chinese deal for the construction of two hydroelectric dams in Patagonia.

The only way the US could stop (or delay) this would be through initiating a financial collapse or war on the continent. Such ploys are being used in Africa.

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

'Monsanto Kills': World Takes to Streets to Protest Biotech Giant

Thousands of people across the world have joined together in a global movement, protesting against American biotech giant Monsanto. Activists from over 400 cities are speaking out against GMOs and Monsanto’s monopoly over the food supply.

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

Monday, 25 May 2015

DIA Admits the West Supported the Creation of ISIS

DIA Admits America and its allies fostered ISIS. The Defense Intelligence Agency 2012 now released.

The video underlines the fact that the fighting in the Middle East is due to ongoing foreign intervention aimed at bringing about regime change in Syria. The WEST IS SUPPORTING AL QAEDA.

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

Israel's Descent into Barbarism - Norman Finkelstein on RAI

On Reality Asserts Itself, Mr. Finkelstein describes the "necessity" of Israel to prove the destruction it is capable of wielding.

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

Arms-ageddon? US Plans to Pump Middle East with More Weapons

Islamic State is known to be taking advantage of American-made weapons that were left behind by government forces. Neil Harvey looks at how it's spurring Washington into yet another arms injection into the restless Middle East.

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

Religious Terrorist Plotted To Kill Entire American Town & He's Already Out Of Jail - TYT

"An ex-Congressional candidate from Tennessee faces up to five years in prison for plotting to burn down an upstate New York mosque and use an assault rifle against anyone who tried to stop him, according to court documents.

Robert Doggart, who made a failed bid for Congress in 2014 as an independent with highly conservative views, pleaded guilty on April 29 to interstate communication of threats, according to a plea agreement filed in U.S. District Court in Knoxville, Tennessee.

No date has been set for sentencing, a spokeswoman for the U.S. Attorney's Office in Knoxville said on Tuesday. Doggart was released on $30,000 bail."

The terrorist here is not who most people in the west would assume it to be. The label is only being applied (wrongly) to those of a Muslim background. There is such a meme, or idea, known as the 'urban terrorist', that does indeed apply generally to people living in the suburbs or city. The clip above is great viewing.

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

Keiser Report (E761): How Much Do They Steal?

In this episode of the Keiser Report, Max Keiser and Stacy Herbert discuss the ‘if you ain’t cheating, you ain’t trying’ school of economics. ' In the second half, Max continues his interview with John Aziz (Twitter: @Azizonomics) about Keynesianism and what it could do for our sick economies.

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

Sunday, 24 May 2015

Turkey Arrests Soldiers over Interception of Syria-bound Weapons to Terrorists

Turkish police have detained eight serving members of the army in the latest wave of arrests in a hugely controversial case over the interception last year of an alleged consignment of arms bound for Syria, reports said on Saturday.

Arrest warrants were issued for 10 soldiers, eight of whom had been detained by Friday night, the official Anatolia news agency reported.

They have been accused of membership of a terrorist group, impeding the work of the government and espionage, it said. They should now appear in court to decide whether to remand them in custody ahead of trial.

Authenticated documents circulated on the internet claimed that the trucks, which were seized last year in January 2014, were Turkish National Intelligence Organisation (MIT) vehicles delivering weapons to Syrian opposition groups fighting President Bashar al-Assad.

The documents reported that the trucks were transporting missiles, mortars and anti-aircraft ammunition. The Gendarmerie General Command, which authored the reports, alleged, “The trucks were carrying weapons and supplies to the al-Qaeda terror organisation.”

Turkey has vehemently denied aiding hardline rebels in Syria, such as the Islamic State group, although it wants to see Assad toppled.

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

Foreign Policy Diary 'Macedonia Crisis'

Russia’s foreign minister Sergei Lavrov said events in Macedonia were “unfolding against the background of the government’s refusal to join the policy of sanctions against Russia and the vigorous support Skopje gave to the Turkish Stream gas pipeline project”. Russia’s foreign ministry on Saturday followed Mr Lavrov’s comments with a statement citing Serbian media reports of the arrest of a Montenegrin citizen whom “assisted Kosovo-Albanian extremists” in Macedonia.

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

CONFIRMED: The DEA Struck A Deal With Mexico's Most Notorious Drug Cartel

An investigation by El Universal has found that between 2000 and 2012, the U.S. government had an agreement with Mexico’s Sinaloa drug cartel that allowed the organisation to smuggle billions of dollars of drugs in exchange for information on rival cartels.

Sinaloa, led by Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, supplies 80% of the drugs entering the Chicago area and has a presence in cities across the U.S.

There have long been allegations that Guzman, considered the “world’s most powerful drug trafficker,” coordinates with American authorities.

But the El Universal investigation is the first to publish court documents that include corroborating testimony from a DEA agent and a Justice Department official.

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

Clinton Personally Told Ansar al-Sharia Behind Benghazi a Day BEFORE She Blamed Video

Hillary Clinton was personally emailed by Sidney Blumenthal two days after the terrorist attack in Benghazi, Libya with specific information tying the terrorist group Ansar al-Sharia to the consulate attack. Ms. Clinton read and responded to the email. The next day Secretary Clinton spoke at Andrews Air Force Base and claimed specifically that the attack was because of "an awful internet video that we had nothing to do with." We now know that Ms. Clinton knowingly lied thanks to secret emails that were released today.

On September 11, Ansar al-Sharia carried out an attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya. Ambassador J. Chris Stevens was killed in the attack. Secretary Clinton
was initially told that Ansar al-Sharia had taken credit for the attacks; however, she blamed an internet video slamming Muslims that night on MSNBC.

The next day, September 12, she received an email saying the attack could have been because of an internet video. That was quickly debunked, however, the next day.

That day, September 13, Secretary Clinton was emailed by Sidney Blumenthal, who
told her specifically that the attack had been linked to Ansar al-Sharia.

Ms. Clinton responded the same day, September 13th, saying that information "should get around asap." Without question, she was now aware that the plan had been planned and carried out by a terrorist organization.

However, the next day she and the White House specifically said that there was "no evidence" that the attack was pre-planned. In fact, Secretary Clinton specifically claimed that there was another reason for the attack: a YouTube video

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

Keiser Report (E760): The Dream Thieves & Sick Economies

In this episode of the Keiser Report Max Keiser and Stacy Herbert discuss the national economic patient with a diagnosis our central banks can’t understand and why it is the economy will never return to 'normal.' In the second half, Max interviews John Aziz (Twitter: @Azizonomics) about Keynesianism and what it could do for our sick economies.

Trade and investment policies that favour a level of self sufficiency will increase GDP. Gutting industry and having a fianancial sector that 'makes money' via gambling will not.

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

Saturday, 23 May 2015

Osama’s Bookshelf, the Latest Work of Fiction from the CIA

Desperate to counteract Seymour Hersh’s investigation into the Osama bin Laden raid, the CIA has released Osama’s reading list — after 4 years. You won’t believe what’s on the list.

The new details of the Osama Bin Laden raid are false because OBL has been dead since late 2001 or early 2002:

Osama Bin Laden DIED in Late 2001 - Don't fall for the "We Killed Him in 2011" Propaganda

The raid was a stunt, that most likey went wrong:

Obama's SEAL Team 6 Coverup - Explosive Paul Craig Roberts Radio Interview

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

CrossTalk: China’s South Sea?

Beijing and Washington are not mere ships passing each other in the South China Sea – they are the two countries vying to play the commanding role in Asia. While China seeks to redress what it sees as violations of its sovereignty, Washington does have policy options, but are any of them effective?
CrossTalking with Pepe Escobar, Zachary Keck and James Bradley.

The problem with China's expansion in the South China Sea is that it is infringing on the territory of its neighbouring countries. The very fact that it is 'making facts on the ground' via its actions does not make it right, anymore than what the west has done in the past.

Look at the map of the areas claimed by China. The are unfairly claiming territory off the coast of South Vietnam down to Malaysia, and territory right off the coast of the Philippines, in violation of accepted international conventions:

Nevertheless, despite the Chinese stepping on regional toes, the US military presence, as a 'protector of trade routes', could still be replaced by regional powers, including the Chinese, so long as they restrain themselves from making territorial grabs.

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

BBC Admits to Broadcasting Pro-Israel Propaganda - #NewWorldNextWeek

STORY #1: #Stephanopoulosgate - Singling Stephanopoulos Out Misses the Point
STORY #2: Genetically Modified Media - NatGeo Gets It Wrong on GMO’s
STORY #3: #GoodNewsNextWeek – BBC Admits Breaching Own Rules By Broadcasting Pro-Israel Propaganda

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

Canadian Government Just Killed Free Speech

"Stephen Harper is the perfect Poster Boy for how free expression is tribalistically manipulated and exploited in the West. When the views being suppressed are ones amenable to those in power (e.g., cartoons mocking Islam), free speech is venerated; attempts to suppress those kinds of ideas show that “they have declared war on any country, like ourselves, that values freedom, openness and tolerance.” We get to celebrate ourselves as superior and progressive and victimized, and how good that feels. But when ideas are advocated that upset those in power (e.g. speech by Muslims critical of Western nations and their allies), the very same people acquiesce to, or expressly endorse, full-scale suppression. Thus can the Canadian Prime Minister pompously parade around as some sort of Guardian of Enlightenment Ideals only, three months later, to act like the classic tyrant."

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

Updated NASA Data: Global Warming Not Causing Any Polar Ice Retreat

Updated data from NASA satellite instruments reveal the Earth’s polar ice caps have not receded at all since the satellite instruments began measuring the ice caps in 1979. Since the end of 2012, moreover, total polar ice extent has largely remained above the post-1979 average. The updated data contradict one of the most frequently asserted global warming claims – that global warming is causing the polar ice caps to recede.
The timing of the 1979 NASA satellite instrument launch could not have been better for global warming alarmists. The late 1970s marked the end of a 30-year cooling trend. As a result, the polar ice caps were quite likely more extensive than they had been since at least the 1920s. Nevertheless, this abnormally extensive 1979 polar ice extent would appear to be the “normal” baseline when comparing post-1979 polar ice extent.

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

Friday, 22 May 2015

2012 Defense Intelligence Agency Document: West Will Facilitate Rise of Islamic State “in Order to Isolate the Syrian Regime”

On Monday, May 18, the conservative government watchdog group Judicial Watch published a selection of formerly classified documents obtained from the U.S. Department of Defense and State Department through a federal lawsuit.

While initial mainstream media reporting is focused on the White House’s handling of the Benghazi consulate attack, a much “bigger picture” admission and confirmation is contained in one of the Defense Intelligence Agency documents circulated in 2012: that an ‘Islamic State’ is desired in Eastern Syria to effect the West’s policies in the region.


The DIA report, formerly classified “SECRET//NOFORN” and dated August 12, 2012, was circulated widely among various government agencies, including CENTCOM, the CIA, FBI, DHS, NGA, State Dept., and many others.

A damning admission of western support for extremists. This truth must be shared widely to stop the covert wars in the Middle East.

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

Ukraine Crisis News 19.05.15

At least one civilian has been killed and few residential buildings have been destroyed after Kiev forces’ shelling hit residential area in Donetsk. The main attack centered on northern Donetsk, where the previously contested airport is located, but many of shells landed on a residential area.

Related Info:

'Only Possible Path Poroshenko Sees is ‘Escalation and Threats'

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

Thank You Brave Men and Women in Uniform

An excellent (short 6min) video that thanks those fighting extremists in the Middle East.

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

Paul Craig Roberts on the Failure of Laissez Faire Capitalism

American economist Paul Craig Roberts talks to Bonnie Faulkner of Guns And Butter.

Paul Craig Roberts is an American economist and a columnist for Creators Syndicate. He served as an Assistant Secretary of the Treasury in the Reagan Administration and was noted as a co-founder of Reaganomics. He is a former editor and columnist for the Wall Street Journal, Business Week, and Scripps Howard News Service. He has testified before congressional committees on 30 occasions on issues of economic policy

Deregulation, especially financial deregulation, undermined the US economy. And then, when the deregulated banks were set to fail, they were bailed out by the taxpayer. Losses were socialised, while the profits were privatised. A corrupt crony system that runs on rigged market practices, not the supposed real 'free trading' environment as establishment figures claim.

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

Keiser Report (E759): Great Apes with Human Rights

In this episode of the Keiser Report, Max Keiser and Stacy Herbert discuss the demand for human rights for great apes as humans themselves agree to give up their own so that one bad guy might not enjoy them, too. In the second half, Max continues his interview with Harry Cole (Twitter: @MrHarryCole) about the EU referendum, the TTIP trade deal and Scottish independence.

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

Thursday, 21 May 2015

Benghazi Scandal: Obama Administration Knew Weapons Were Being Sent to Al-Qaeda in Syria, New Documents Show

At 6:00 am, a few hours after the attack, the top office of the State Department sent a “spot report” on the “Attack on U.S. Diplomatic Mission in Benghazi” that makes no mention of videos or demonstrations:
Four COM personnel were killed and three were wounded in an attack by dozens of fighters on the U.S. Diplomatic Mission in Benghazi beginning approximately 1550 Eastern Time….
The State Department has yet to turn over any documents from the secret email accounts of Hillary Clinton and other top State Department officials.
“These documents are jaw-dropping. No wonder we had to file more FOIA lawsuits and wait over two years for them. If the American people had known the truth – that Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton and other top administration officials knew that the Benghazi attack was an al-Qaeda terrorist attack from the get-go – and yet lied and covered this fact up – Mitt Romney might very well be president. And why would the Obama administration continue to support the Muslim Brotherhood even after it knew it was tied to the Benghazi terrorist attack and to al Qaeda? These documents also point to connection between the collapse in Libya and the ISIS war – and confirm that the U.S. knew remarkable details about the transfer of arms from Benghazi to Syrian jihadists,” stated Tom Fitton, Judicial Watch president. “These documents show that the Benghazi cover-up has continued for years and is only unraveling through our independent lawsuits. The Benghazi scandal just got a whole lot worse for Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton.”

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

Science and Reason Takes Back Seat to 9/11 Official Story In Historic AIA Resolution Vote

In a historic vote delegates of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) overwhelmingly voted down Resolution 15-6 which called for AIA to support a new investigation of the destruction of World Trade Center building 7 on September 11th 2001. The resolution, which was introduced by AIA member Dan Barnum FAIA, was voted down overwhelmingly by a vote of 3892 - 160 meaning 96% of the delegates voted to ignore the science, the facts, and the evidence which is today common knowledge about the destruction of WTC 7!

That's right. 96% of voting
AIA delegates voted with intentions and goals outside the realm of science and reason. Could it be that to 96% of AIA delegates two planes CAN symmetrically destroy three massive towers at [nearly] freefall speed through the path of most resistance? Can it be that to 96% of AIA voting delegates a 47-story state-of-the-art tower CAN disintegrate at freefall speed due to ordinary office fires? If this was really the case, would you trust these people to build the apartment building you live in or office building you work at?

The question all truth seekers and lovers of critical thinking, science and reason should be asking then is, why the overwhelming vote? As resolution introducer Dan Barnum explained afterwards:

We are a professional – not a political – organization. But in this case, if we vote “no” on this resolution, we are making a political decision, not a professional one. Thank you very much.
And Dan Barnum is quite correct here in that clearly these delegates are not voting with science and reason in mind, but with political interest instead. Perhaps they were afraid of the consequences of voting for the resolution. Very likely many of them had no understanding of the nature of the WTC collapse even as admitted by NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technologies). Many of them were propagandized by voices repeating WTC destruction theories including theories that even NIST has disavowed like the diesel fuel theories

If politics were not involved and all the delegates understood the material presented by the Architects and Engineers for 911 Truth organisation, then 100% would have voted positively. Exposing the truth about this false flag attack is vital because it will end the war on terror. Those that voted 'no' are contributing to the continuation of the war.

Related Info:

911 Truth ~ Experts Speak Out

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

‘EU Not Concerned with Humanitarian Crisis it Caused in Africa’

The EU has come up with a plan to battle immigration by launching a naval operation targeting people-smugglers in the Mediterranean. For more on this Lode Vanoost - a former deputy speaker of the Belgian Parliament joins RT.

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

Trident Nukes Whistleblower: Weapons Access Easier Than 'Most Nightclubs'

The Royal Navy has launched an investigation into whistleblower William McNeilly, who exposed horrid security lapses in UK’s Trident nuclear program.

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

Congressman Dan Burton Questions FDA Representative Over Mercury In Vaccines

Congressman Dan Burton extracts answer from FDA representative, establishes that thimerosal mercury added to vaccines has never been tested for safety in humans.

The issue is not the vaccines themselves but what has been added to them.

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

Wednesday, 20 May 2015

The True Origins Of ISIS Revealed

Alex Jones talks with Infowars reporter Paul Joseph Watson about ISIS and their origins.

An emotive but accurate summation in reference to admissions that the west has been supporting ISIS, training extremists to fight for regime change in Syria.

We now face 'bots' - people who have bought into the ISIS propaganda - who are prepared to make attacks in the west. These pawns do not realise they are serving the interests of western powers and the Police State. We the people are now facing the consequences of our Government's ongoing intervention (covert war) in the Middle East.

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

Evidence for Informed Trading on the Attacks of September 11

Just after September 11th 2001, many governments began investigations into possible insider trading related to the terrorist attacks of that day. Such investigations were initiated by the governments of Belgium, Cyprus, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Luxembourg, Monte Carlo, the Netherlands, Switzerland, the United States, and others. Although the investigators were clearly concerned about insider trading, and considerable evidence did exist, none of the investigations resulted in a single indictment. That’s because the people identified as having been involved in the suspicious trades were seen as unlikely to have been associated with those alleged to have committed the 9/11 crimes.
This is an example of the circular logic often used by those who created the official explanations for 9/11. The reasoning goes like this: if we assume that we know who the perpetrators were (i.e. the popular version of “al Qaeda”) and those who were involved in the trades did not appear to be connected to those assumed perpetrators, then insider trading did not occur.
In the early days just after 9/11, financial regulators around the world gave testimony to unprecedented evidence for informed trading related to the terrorist attacks of that day. One central bank president (Welteke) said there was irrefutable proof of such trading. This evidence led US regulators to vow, in Congressional testimony, to bring those responsible to justice. Those vows were not fulfilled, as the people in charge of the investigations let the suspects off the hook by conducting weak inquiries and concluding that informed trading could not have occurred if it was not done directly by Osama bin Laden or al Qaeda.
The “exhaustive investigations” conducted by the FBI, on which the 9/11 Commission report was based, were clearly bogus. The FBI did not interview the suspects and did not appear to compare notes with the 9/11 Commission to help make a determination if any of the people being investigated might have had ties to al Qaeda. The Commission’s memorandum summary suggests that the FBI simply made decisions on its own regarding the possible connections of the suspects and the alleged terrorist organizations. Those unilateral decisions were not appropriate, as at least three of the suspected informed trades (those of Walker, the Viisage trader, and Wellington Management) involved reasonably suspicious links to Osama bin Laden or his family. Another suspect (Elgindy) was a soon-to-be convicted criminal who had direct links to FBI employees who were later arrested for securities-related crimes.
The FBI also claimed in August 2003 that it had no knowledge of hard drives recovered from the WTC, which were publicly reported in 2001. According to the people who retrieved the associated data, the hard drives gave evidence for “dirty doomsday dealings.”
The evidence for informed trading on 9/11 includes many financial vehicles, from stock options to Treasury bonds to credit card transactions made at the WTC just before it was destroyed. Today we know that financial experts from around the world have provided strong evidence, through established and reliable statistical techniques, that the early expert suspicions were correct, and that 9/11 informed trading did occur.
People knew in advance about the crimes of 9/11, and they profited from that knowledge. Those people are among us today, and our families and communities are at risk of future terrorist attacks and further criminal profiteering if we do not respond to the evidence.
A well referenced and important article providing more evidence that 911 was an inside job from respected researcher Kevin Ryan.

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

'Any Time US Official Visits Ukraine, Some Attack Happens Afterward'

A civilian has reportedly been killed in a shelling attack in Donetsk in an apparent violation of the ceasefire. RT talked to Daniel McAdams, executive director of the Ron Paul Institute, who thinks Ukraine's government would not be escalating its operations without approval from the US.

US operations against Russia, through Ukraine, continue.

Related Info:

Civilian killed in intense Ukrainian army shelling of Donetsk despite ceasefire

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

Israeli ‘Civil Rights': Separate and Unequal

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

The NASA Temperature Record Is A Farce

Our most accurate planetary temperatures come from satellites. The US space agency apparently doesn’t believe in satellites, and instead uses a very sparse array of UHI contaminated surface thermometers, and then they tamper with the data to produce a fake warming trend.

Satellites show the Earth cooling in the 21st century, but NASA shows it warming.

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

Tuesday, 19 May 2015

CrossTalk: Dissolve NATO?

NATO – the North Atlantic Treaty Organization – has an identity problem of sorts. To have meaning, cohesion, purpose and reasons to be funded, this alliance needs enemies. On the back of the western-backed regime change in Ukraine, today Russia gives the alliance a reason to exist. Is this wise? CrossTalking with Andranik Migranyan, Brian Becker, and Michael O'Hanlon.

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

Resurrecting Osama - #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. This week:
Story #1: Seymour Hersh Says Official US Account of Osama’s Death is Full of Lies!
Story #2: Fake Cops Claiming to be Descendants of Knights Templar Arrested in CA
Story #3: #GoodNewsNextWeek - Nullification Spreading: Minnesota Invalidates FDA Restrictions

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

Al Jazeera as a Propaganda Tool and Exposing the Western Sponsorship of Extremists in the Middle East: A Letter to the Hack radio show

Dear Hack researchers,

In early February on my news blog, and on my Facebook wall, I explained to the public why Peter Greste and the other Al Jazeera journalists were arrested in Egypt.

Months later on your radio program the truth is being exposed in an interview with one of the remaining Al Jazeera journalists, Mohamed Fahmy, who is trying to avoid further imprisonment.

Fahmy, who has launched a hundred million dollar lawsuit against Al Jazeera, is, by this action, publicly 'spilling the beans' on an open secret - that Middle Eastern states, that include Saudi Arabia and Qatar, with the full knowledge and direct support of western intelligence services, are supporting extremists as tools for geopolitical policy.

Fahmy pointed out that the Qatar-based Al Jazeera network is operating as a propaganda instrument, effectively aiding the false western narrative about the (proxy) war in Syria and the (western supported) rise of ISIS. This why the Egyptian military, who had just overthrown the extremist-supporting Morsi Government, targeted himself and Greste. Their arrest had nothing to do with their (fair and reasonable) reporting of the coup in Egypt and had everything to do with them simply being Al Jazeera journalists.

I explained the situation here:

As the interview with Fahmy proceeded, it became clear that the host, Tom Tilley, had no idea of the broader geopolitics behind what had happened in Egypt. Tilley outright questioned if Fahmy's characterisation was truthful. Such questioning in fact exposed how little Tilley understood and showed how inept the mainstream press has been when dealing with issues like western supported or sponsored wars of aggression.

Determining whether Fahmy was being truthful is actually a simple matter because he was airing material already present in the public domain (see the link above and click on the Syria tag, plus Google 'Al Jazeera journalists resign' - which shows numbers of them quit over biased coverage of events occurring in Syria, Bahrain, Egypt etc).

The problem faced by the Hack team is that mainstream networks obfuscate these paradigm-breaking stories, keeping the public in the dark, and thereby allow for the largely unquestioned continuation of the fighting in the Middle East. People need to understand that the present wars are not simply sectarian issues but are largely driven by State geopolitical strategy. Ask yourself why the Obama Administration is openly supporting 'moderate' fighters in Syria when it has been admitted that these groups ally with Al Nusra and ISIS? If the objective is simply to have regime change in Syria, regardless of the consequences to the civilian population, then such actions make perfect sense.

If the Hack team is interested in stopping the fighting in the Middle East the best thing you can do is engage in follow up research on these matters. The Syria tag on my blog is one place to start.

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

Saudi Arabia at Human Rights Council = 'Pyromaniac as Town's Fire Chief'

Saudi Arabia is said to be lobbying for the place of chairman at the Human Rights Council. That's yet to be officially confirmed, but rights groups are crying foul, saying it would be a cruel joke.

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

Keiser Report (E758): 26 Most Terrifying Words

In this episode of the Keiser Report, Max Keiser and Stacy Herbert discuss the 26 most terrifying words in the English language. They also discuss vigilante governments and bond vigilantes. In the second half, Max interviews Harry Cole (Twitter: @MrHarryCole) about the Conservative party victory in General Election 2015. They also discuss Scotland, the EU referendum and the TTIP trade deal.

The 26 words uttered by the PM of the UK are "For too long, we have been a passively tolerant society, saying to our citizens: as long as you obey the law, we will leave you alone." (Unless you are a City of London banker.)

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

Monday, 18 May 2015

Foreign Policy Diary - Syrian War

Last month Islamist insurgents including al Qaeda's wing in Syria, Nusra Front, captured the town of Jisr al-Shughour in Syria's Idlib province, edging closer to the government-held heartland of Latakia along the coast. In turn, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said army setbacks were part of normal warfare. Battles have been raging around the hospital on the southwestern outskirts of Jisr al-Shughour, where army forces and allied fighters have been holed up since the extremists’ offensive began. Government forces have endured a series of setbacks on the battlefield and Islamist fighters have edged closer to Assad's stronghold in the coastal areas.

Meanwhile, Saudi Arabia is actively supporting a hardline coalition of Islamist rebels against Bashar al-Assad’s regime that includes al-Qaeda’s affiliate in Syria.

The Syrian Army needs support from the BRICS nations in order to defeat the western supported extremists.

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

Ukraine Crisis News. War in Ukraine. Donetsk, Kiev, Europe, Russia 15.05.2015

Ukrainian troops have set up field depots holding up to 2,000 tons of munitions along the line of engagement with the DPR. Moreover, DPR reconnaissance has reported movement of Uragan and Grad multiple rocket launch systems, infantry combat vehicles, self-propelled artillery units towards the engagement line, therefore Kiev’s side continues to scale up heavy weapons and munitions in the zone of conflict.

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

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is Innocent and his Defence Team Should Be Investigated: A Letter to Lateline (RECAP)

Neither Dzhokhar Tsarnaev or his brother Tamerlan could have planted the bombs in the Boston Bombing case.

Evidence from FBI sourced photos shows that the bombs were contained within black backpacks yet the bags the brothers were carrying, shown on CCTV shots, were dark grey and light grey.

A (FBI) video showing the alleged placing of the bomb does not match the actual location of the explosion (and notice the backpack is light grey).

The alleged placing of bomb video:

The actual location of the bomb (see below) which is different from the above. Notice the tree and different set of buildings.

These crucial points of evidence undermine the Government's argument. And because this case was not contested by the defence team, that 'admittted guilt' on behalf of their client, none of this material was tested as it should have been. This raises very serious questions about the appointed defence team - which failed to even acknowledge these issues.

We have seen no official explanation for these glaring inconsistencies. However, the FBI does have a track record of framing innocent people for crimes they did not commit - like what we saw with the Anthrax letters case. The FBI currently engages in an entrapment program that is responsible for a number of recent 'foiled domestic terrorist attacks' that would never have occurred without the planning and plotting work of their highly paid informers. The FBI also assassinated a friend of the Tsarnaev's in connection to the Boston Bombing case,  Ibragim Todashev, with a bullet to the top of the head. An internet You Tube search using the Todashev name and 'Rachel Maddow' will provide disturbing details of this killing. How do we know the FBI has not lied to the court in relation to the Tsarnaev example? How do we know that the Tsarnaev's are not patsies? This sort of thing has happened before. In the interests of justice, the mainstream media should be raising these questions.

Related Info:

The Newburgh Sting - Bronx Bomb Plot Revisited [FBI Entrapment]

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

Challenging 9/11 Myths, Lies and Conspiracy

Don’t be surprised if you’ve never heard anyone question the official story of 9/11, viz. that three steel structures imploded into their own footprints at freefall speed, all falling symmetrically and perfectly, mimicking a controlled demolition that we’ve seen so many times. How was it that WTC 7 likewise fell perfectly when it wasn’t hit by anything but collapsed via fire alone?

These questions were asked by Richard Gage and AE911Truth: 2219 architects, engineers, structural engineers, physicists, metallurgists, demolitions experts, just to name a few. All with significant pedigrees and provenance. And while they never reach or seek to reach any conclusion as to who was behind this horror, who benefited and the like, never refers to inside job -- they merely asked the question how could this have happened as National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) suggested.

And what was the most critical of this event is that mainstream media and a respected institution such as C-SPAN dared and deigned to invite Mr. Gage to speak. There was not the obligatory lip service to the dread conspiracy theory. Remember, be a conspiracy analyst, not theorist. In my almost 13 years of obsessive study as to that horrible day, this aspect of the official story is but a part of the endless questions that have been raised and heretofore unanswered.

I will never apologize to or ask permission to inquire as to what happened on that day. Five specific events (North Tower, South Tower, Shanksville, Pentagon – and Building 7) occurred that day and as is usually the case the American people trusted their government and media to ask every pertinent question and only give it the coast’s clear when all valid inquiry was made. The Ted Baxter media never cared or care about the truth. They don’t want to make waves or ruffle feathers. Enter citizen journalism and the like.

Never be afraid to ask questions. Never apologize for your skepticism and believe nothing until it’s officially denied.

Lionel, the ex-prosecutor, points out that 911 completely changed his world views. It changed his life, and allowed him to realise that we live with a highly corrupted Government and Media.

Lionel likes the fact that presents specific forensic points of evidence - which is understandable considering his history. However, I would argue that there is evidence that ties the crime of 911 to a neoconservative faction. Fact 1: We know the World Trade Centre building demolitions involved inside help, and Fact 2: we know there has been a high level cover-up to keep this fact hidden:

911 and War by Deception

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

‘I Lied About Toxic Chemicals for Exxon, DuPont, and Their Lobbyists’

The chemical industry’s powerful trade group, the American Chemistry Council, has long maintained that it had nothing to do with an enormously successful but deceitful lobbying effort in state capitals to defend the use of potentially ineffective and toxic flame retardants in furniture.

Now, in a rare breaking of ranks, a top industry consultant is discrediting that story—and in so doing providing a window into the shadowy world of corporate advocacy and its use of front groups that aren’t what they appear.

After a Chicago Tribune investigation in 2012 exposed Citizens for Fire Safety as an industry group masquerading as a coalition of firefighters, educators, community activists, doctors and others, the chemistry council disavowed any affiliation with or support for the group.
The council’s credibility is crucial as it currently works with a bipartisan group in the Senate to rewrite the law governing the regulation of toxic chemicals. The bill to reform the Toxic Substances Control Act passed a Senate committee recently by a vote of 15 to 5 and last week picked up 14 new senators as co-sponsors, virtually assuring it can pass the Senate.

Still, nearly every major environmental group opposes it, in part because the American Chemistry Council supports it.

“This is an industry that lies,” said Ken Cook, president and co-founder of the Environmental Working Group, a nonprofit research and advocacy organization. “I think at this point anybody would be foolish to believe them when they say they are serious about reining in the abuses that they’ve committed.”

“This is an industry that lies… I think at this point anybody would be foolish to believe them when they say they are serious about reining in the abuses that they’ve committed.”

Cook said he believes the American Chemistry Council wants Congress to gut the power of states to regulate toxic chemicals and give all control to an easily manipulated Environmental Protection Agency.

It was states such as California, Maine and Washington—as opposed to the EPA—that took action to curb the use of flame retardants. Virtually all Americans are exposed to the chemicals, which float as dust particles from seat cushions in a typical home. Yet scientific research has linked some of these chemicals to health problems such as diabetes, IQ deficits, fertility problems and cancer. Some scientists have also questioned whether flame retardants provide any significant benefit in protecting people from fire.

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