Friday, 31 July 2015

‘Pure Propaganda Ploy’: Ron Paul Executive Director on MH17 Tribunal

Russia has vetoed a draft of a UN Security Council resolution calling for an international tribunal on the crash of the Malaysian Airlines MH17 flight over eastern Ukraine last July and classifying the plane’s downing as a threat to peace and security.

One of the central drafters of the rejected UN tribunal was one of the suspect countries in the incident - Ukraine. And it is the US that is denying justice by withholding their spy satellite photos of what happened.

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

UN Resolution: Israel the World’s Only Violator of Economic and Social Rights

The UN’s 54-nation Economic and Social Council adopted a resolution on Monday that names the world’s only - only - violator of economic and social rights in the world, UN Watch reports. Which country did a majority of 42 states including all EU members condemn? If you guessed Iran, Syria, Russia, Saudi Arabia, or any other likely candidate, then you haven’t been paying attention to world affairs or the United Nations since the establishment of the nation of Israel.

That’s right, Israel.

Only Australia and the U.S. opposed the resolution. Honduras and Panama abstained, and eight other countries were absent.

The resolution charges Israel with such crimes as “destruction of homes and properties, economic institutions and agricultural lands and orchards in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem, as well as in the occupied Syrian Golan”; of the “exploitation of natural resources”; and of “the dumping of all kinds of waste materials in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem, and in the occupied Syrian Golan, which gravely threaten their natural resources.”

Other countries undoubtedly deprive sections of their population of their social and economic rights, but the point here is that the 'progressive' State of Israel makes the list no matter how you cut it. Their excuse, that this is done in 'self defence', is nonsense since the Israelis are the occupying aggressors.

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

Lion Killed by NY Police

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UN Remains Barred From Visiting US Prisons Amid Abuse Charges

When U.S. President Barack Obama visited the El Reno Correctional Facility in Oklahoma last week to check on living conditions of prisoners incarcerated there, no one in authority could prevent him from visiting the prison.

Obama, the first sitting president to visit a federal penitentiary, said “in too many places, black boys and black men, and Latino boys and Latino men experience being treated different under the law.”

The visit itself was described as “unprecedented” and “historic.”

But the United Nations has not been as lucky as the U.S. president was. Several U.N. officials, armed with mandates from the Geneva-based Human Rights Council, have been barred from U.S. penitentiaries which are routinely accused of being steeped in a culture of violence.

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

PSI with Dean Radin - Science and the Taboo of PSI

A very rational lecture on what is a real scientific issue. Listen to the first 5 to 10 minutes before making any judgement.

Thanks to JM Talboo for the link to this video at Debunking Death !

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

Thursday, 30 July 2015

$100 Million to Sink Iran Peace Effort

Multiple lobbying groups in the US are expected to spend $100 million to force Congress to vote down the nuclear deal with Iran. Polls show that most Americans -- even most American Jews -- are in favor of the deal. Will Congress cave?

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

Citizens Of Donbass Mass Protest Against The OSCE Who Cover Up Bombings And Atrocities Conducted By The Kiev Regime

Citizens of all stripes speak out against the obvious obfuscation and lies being carried out by the OSCE. The city of Donetsk has been heavily bombed for the past year, including the past week, yet the OSCE, who can clearly see the direction of arriving fire, make no mention of the fact that the incoming rounds are coming from the land occupied by the fascist Kiev regime who have been killing ethnic Russian Ukrainian civilians for the past year. These are war crimes and the OSCE is intentionally staying silent instead of reporting who is conducting them due to the fact that the OSCE is simply a propaganda tool of Washington who directly finance the Kiev regime as they kill innocent civilians.

The actions of the Kiev regime are plain to see. There have been near continuous attacks all along the border regions to the DPR and LPR since the Minsk ceasefire agreements were signed:

Military Report of Novorossia 28.07.2015

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

Russia to Veto UN Tribunal on MH17 Crash: ‘This Will be a Propaganda Circus’ – Analyst

Russia will veto establishing a UN tribunal on the downing of flight MH17 last year in Eastern Ukraine. The vote is due to take place on Wednesday. Here's how Russia's envoy to the UN explained the move.

The only thing that is immediately important is an examination of the physical evidence to determine the type of weapon that shot down MH17. The UN move at this point is completely unnecessary.

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

5 Things Shills Don't Want You To Know

The internet has revolutionized numerous disciplines, and propaganda is no exception. How can you know who's saying what -- and why -- online?

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

Keiser Report (E789): Bigger Fannie-Freddie Are Back!

In this episode of the Keiser Report Max Keiser and Stacy Herbert discuss the b-b-b-bad to the bone Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, the two government owned facilitators of mortgage lending which are bigger and badder than ever. In the second half Max interviews Dr Youssef El-Gingihy about How to Dismantle the NHS in 10 Easy Steps.

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

Wednesday, 29 July 2015

US Escalation: A No-Fly Zone in Syria?

The US and Turkey have reportedly agreed to set up a "no-fly" zone inside Syria. This means US bombs on Assad's air defenses and US occupation of Syrian territory. It is a major escalation. For the implications, tune in to today's Liberty Report:

The no fly zone is directed at Syria's air force. The intention is to aid Al Qaeda and ISIS to destroy the secular Syrian Government. A War Crimes tribunal needs to be established that is directed at the countries attacking Syria - namely "the West, Gulf Countries, and Turkey" as described in a recently declassified US Defence Intelligence Agency document.

Russia and China need to step in to stop Turkey's actions via diplomatic pressure and by arming the Syrian Government (with surface-to-air missile systems).

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

Obama Blocks Investigator’s Access to Files Related to Department of Justice Scandals

President Obama has ordered that if the official tasked with investigating corruption in the Department of Justice wants access to sensitive files, he’ll have to get permission from — the Department of Justice.

That directive was part of a 58-page ruling delivered by the Justice Department’s Office of Legal Counsel and it makes it very hard for the inspector general to get access to wiretaps, grand jury, and credit information necessary to expose fraud and other misdeeds perpetrated by the Justice Department.

“Without such access, our office’s ability to conduct its work will be significantly impaired, and it will be more difficult for us to detect and deter waste, fraud, and abuse, and to protect taxpayer dollars,” Inspector General Michael Horowitz said in a statement published by the Washington Post.
“Congress meant what it said when it authorized Inspectors General to independently access ‘all’ documents necessary to conduct effective oversight,” he added.

A bipartisan group of congressmen agree.

In a statement published on his website on July 23, Senator Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) joined three of his colleagues in condemning the Obama administration’s attempt to block the inspector general investigation:

The Inspector General Act of 1978 directs that Inspectors General have a right to access all records, documents and other materials. If the Inspector General deems a document necessary to do his job, then the agency should turn it over immediately. The clear command of that law is being ignored far too often by agencies across the executive branch. By this opinion’s tortured logic, “all records” does not mean “all records,” and Congress’s recent attempt to underscore our original intent with an appropriations restriction is nothing but a nullity. The prospect of the Obama administration using this opinion to stonewall oversight, avoid accountability, and undermine the independence of inspectors general is alarming.

Congressman Bob Goodlatte, chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, stated,
Today’s Office of Legal Counsel opinion contains the same kind of outcome-oriented lawyering that produced the Department of Justice’s infamous recess appointments memorandum, which was unanimously rejected by the Supreme Court in 2014. The law is clear that the Office of the Inspector General should have unfettered access to materials for its investigations, but political lawyers at the Department of Justice have engaged in legal gymnastics to shield key information from government watchdogs.
What would the Justice Department have to hide?

The Justice Department is stiff-arming the inspector general’s requests for records relating to several DOJ scandals, including: (1) whether the Department had violated the civil liberties and civil rights of individuals detained in national security investigations following 9/11, (2) Operation Fast and Furious, (3) the FBI’s use of National Security and Exigent letters, (4) the DEA’s (Drug Enforcement Administration’s) sex parties scandal, (5) the DEA’s use of confidential sources, and (6) the DEA’s use of administrative subpoenas to obtain bulk data collections.

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

Global Derivatives: $1.5 Quadrillion Time Bomb

When investing becomes gambling, bad endings follow. The next credit crunch could make 2008-09 look mild by comparison. Bank of International Settlements(BIS) data show around $700 trillion in global derivatives.

Along with credit default swaps and other exotic instruments, the total notional derivatives value is about $1.5 quadrillion – about 20% more than in 2008, beyond what anyone can conceive, let alone control if unexpected turmoil strikes.

The late Bob Chapman predicted it. So does Paul Craig Roberts. It could “destroy Western civilization,” he believes. Financial deregulation turned Wall Street into a casino with no rules except unrestrained making money. Catastrophic failure awaits. It’s just a matter of time.

Ellen Brown calls the “derivatives casino…a last-ditch attempt to prop up a private pyramid scheme” – slowly crumbling under its own weight.

For years, Warren Buffett called derivatives “financial time bombs” – for economies and ordinary people.

Unless collateralized or guaranteed, their worth depends on the creditworthiness of counter-parties. Earnings on derivatives are “wildly overstated,” Buffett explains – because they’re “based on estimates whose inaccuracy may not be exposed for many years.”

When corporate bosses ask financial executives how profits look in any quarter, they, in turn, ask how much do you want, then manipulate things to oblige when told.

Since 2008, too-big-to-fail banks consolidated to much greater size than ever. They’re financial and political powerhouses controlling world economies to their own advantage.

Civilization’s only hope is smashing them – dismantling them into small, impotent pieces, or ideally putting money back in public hands where it belongs.

It’s too important to be privately controlled. Financial predators entrap small/weak nations into unrepayable debt peonage like Greece, bleed them dry, and thirdworldize developed ones into dystopian backwaters – while they grow richer and more powerful than ever ahead of the whole corrupt system going bust, decimating billions worldwide in greater human misery than already.

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

Threats to the Medical Pharmaceutical Regulatory Complex? Seven Doctors have Died under Suspicious Circumstances

Over the past several weeks no less than seven established doctors have either been killed or died under unusual circumstances (e.g. here and here).

What do these physicians have in common and what remedies are they researching or advocating? Do any of their proposed treatments pose a threat to the multi-billion dollar pharmaceutical cartel? If so, would government agencies and/or private contractors be commissioned to harass and perhaps even assassinate such individuals?

The answer may lie in an understanding of nagalese, a protein made by cancer cells and viruses. Nagalese is a primary cause of immunodeficiency given its ability to block the body’s production of GcMAF, otherwise known as “Vitamin D binding microphage activating factor,” a naturally-produced immune regulating compound that aids in fighting what are traditionally considered terminal diseases. Some researchers suggest that nagalese is one of many toxic components found in the immunizations commonly administered to children, including the Measles-Mumps-Rubella vaccine.

Some independently-minded medical practitioners are beginning to acknowledge not only the nagalese-vaccination link, but also that GcMAF possesses great potential for the treatment of cancer and a variety of other illnesses, including autism, inflammation, and viral and bacterial disease.
The most prominent of the seven doctors who’ve been murdered or died under suspicious circumstances is James Jeffrey Bradstreet. As the contents of his blog suggest, Dr. Bradstreet has conducted extensive research into the causes of autism. His body was found on June 19 floating in a North Carolina river with a gunshot wound to his chest. Perhaps uncoincidentally, Bradstreet was a strong advocate of GcMAF and had treated over 2,000 autistic children with the substance; 85% exhibited marked improvement under his care.

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Tuesday, 28 July 2015

CrossTalk: Neocon Retreat?

As the Iran deal becomes a reality, Washington’s neoconservatives and their allies are bristling. A sanctioned and isolated Iran had long been one of their policy pillars. This is no longer the case. The neocon agenda has experienced a major setback. Is this a temporary reversal or a stunning defeat? CrossTalking with Fred Fleitz, David Swanson, and Brian Becker.

The Middle East in chaos is not a failure for the neocons but rather a desired outcome that divides and destroys the enemies of Israel. War and chaos also brings in money and power to the military-intelligence establishment.

And terrorist forces that run around the desert do not provide credible threats to neighbouring nation states.

The discussion in the clip centred on the recent Iranian nuclear energy deal. Even if the neocons can derail any agreements, Iran will simply move closer to Russia and China, with some countries in Europe splitting away. The US will find itself more and more isolated the longer these anti-Iranian shenanigans continue. The ultimate plan for the neocons is to destabilise and wreck Iran before this scenario, of diminished US-Isreali influence, plays out.

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

Another "Conspiracy" Confirmed: Your Car Can Be Hacked

In today's Thought For The Day James discusses the confirmation of yet another "conspiracy theory," namely that cars can be remotely hacked and controlled. Michael Hastings, anyone? And let's not even mention airplanes. OK, let's...

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

Gerald Celente - Trends In The News - " Neo Feudal America: Behave Or Else!"

"Billion of dollars of shareholder value was erased from the worlds largest mining companies”, “global trade during the first 5 months of the year experienced the sharpest drop off since the financial crisis” & police jail an innocent woman for not using her turn signal. She hung herself in jail. Sound fishy? You decide."

Celente underlines the fact we are in a global 'downturn' (recession).

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

Biggest Fraud In Science History – The NASA/NOAA Surface Temperature Record

Over the last ten years, satellites show that the Earth is cooling. But that doesn’t suit the needs of the climate criminal community ahead of their convention in Paris this year, so NASA/NOAA created a completely fake surface temperature record – which is diverging from satellite temperatures at a rate of two degrees per century

There isn’t one smidgen of legitimacy to the NASA/NOAA temperature record, but current their job is to create propaganda for the White House.

This fraud is nothing new for them, as they have been altering their own data for decades to create the impression of imaginary global warming. They have doubled 1880-1980 warming since Hansen 1981.

And their fraudulent temperature record looks nothing like the 1975 National Academy of Sciences graph.

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

Monday, 27 July 2015

War Crimes and 9/11: Why Dick and Don Are Suspects - Kevin Ryan

Richard Clarke, the former counterterrorism official, has recently come out suggesting that George W. Bush, Dick Cheney, and Donald Rumsfeld should be charged with war crimes. Unfortunately, media outlets reporting this story have failed to examine Clarke’s long relationship to Cheney and Rumsfeld and his record of having prevented the capture of Osama bin Laden. These omissions highlight that, although Cheney and Rumsfeld undoubtedly are guilty of post-9/11 war crimes, suspicions that they helped create the pretext for those crimes go unreported.

Clarke’s history is regularly misrepresented in the media. It’s often said that he started in his counterterror position under Clinton when he was, in fact, appointed to it by George H.W. Bush in 1992. Clarke is a right wing hawk who had close ties to Cheney and Rumsfeld going back at least another decade with his selection for a secret Reagan Administration project. Clarke, Cheney and Rumsfeld were among a small group that spent nearly 30 years practicing to takeover the United States government in the Continuity of Government (COG) program. Their secretive COG plan was implemented only once—on the morning of 9/11.

Considering the media’s treatment of Clarke, it’s no surprise that most people have little or no understanding of his relationship to Cheney and Rumsfeld. It’s also not surprising that some people don’t know why these men are primary 9/11 suspects, despite the many reasons to consider that Cheney and Rumsfeld were behind the attacks. Much of the evidence against Cheney and Rumsfeld is circumstantial. But the amount of evidence linking them to the crimes is far greater than that used to accuse Khalid Sheik Mohammed and Osama bin Laden.

Apart from George W. Bush, who was well controlled on that day, Cheney and Rumsfeld were in the most important positions of power on 9/11. Some of their closest colleagues were also in positions to affect the crimes.
  • Rumsfeld’s direct subordinate Ralph Eberhart was in charge of the military exercises that disrupted the nation’s air defense response on 9/11.
  • Cheney’s protégé Duane Andrews led SAIC on 9/11. Andrews was a leading expert on the DOD systems that failed and SAIC had numerous suspicious links to the facilities and systems impacted, as well as to the official accounts for what happened.
  • Rumsfeld’s deputy Paul Wolfowitz managed the Pentagon renovation project that was focused on the exact spot where the Pentagon was hit.
  • Rumsfeld’s fellow ABB director Peter Janson managed the company that did the renovation work at the Pentagon and that was hired to clean up the Pentagon and the WTC.
  • After the attacks, Cheney’s old business partner Bruce Bradley went into business with WTC security company manager Barry McDaniel.
  • Rumsfeld’s close friend Frank Carlucci ran the Carlyle Group, a company that was partly funded by the Bin Laden family and that employed Barry McDaniel before he left to run security at the WTC.
  • Cheney and Rumsfeld were both on the advisory board of Salomon Smith Barney, the company that occupied almost all of WTC 7.
  • Paul Bremer, the terror propagandist who was selected by Rumsfeld to govern occupied Iraq, had an office in the WTC and helped present the official account of what happened.
  • Porter Goss, the old CIA operative who ran the initial investigation, had “long shown himself to be under the spell of Vice President Dick Cheney.”
The actions of Cheney and Rumsfeld on 9/11 also suggest their involvement in the crimes.
Vice President Cheney was in charge at the White House. That morning, he had an unusual early meeting with Sean O’Keefe, who was deputy assistant to the president and Deputy Director of the Office of Management and Budget. O’Keefe had been a close colleague of Cheney at the Pentagon and served as Secretary of the Navy under George H.W. Bush. The meeting with O’Keefe was remarkable in that, unlike Cheney’s normal meetings, it was unscheduled and lasted longer than Cheney normally allowed. And although the conversation seemed urgent, “In time, neither man would be able to recall what it was that had been so important.”

The attacks began as Cheney and O’Keefe were meeting in Cheney’s office. O’Keefe then left and Cheney began another meeting with his speechwriter. It was reported that other members of the White House staff began to congregate there until the Secret Service came in to move the vice president to the lower levels.

When questioned by the 9/11 Commission, Secretary of Transportation Norman Mineta testified that he came to the basement operations center at the White House, around 9:20 a.m., and Cheney was already there. Mineta said that Cheney had an exchange with a “young man” who came in and out over a period of time, giving Cheney updates about an incoming plane and asking if “the orders still stand.” Mineta’s testimony indicates that Cheney was aware of Flight 77 as it was approaching Washington, before the official account says that anyone knew, and that he was maintaining orders about that incoming plane.

Secretary of Defense Rumsfeld was in charge at the Pentagon. As the attacks were beginning, he was finishing a breakfast meeting with Pentagon leaders. Attendees said that at this meeting Rumsfeld predicted that a shocking world event would occur in the near future, one that would remind people of the need for a strong U.S. military.

By the time that the second plane hit the WTC, Rumsfeld had moved on to a meeting with his CIA briefer. Reports vary on where he was after that, but national security advisor Condoleezza Rice claimed that she could not reach him. Some said that Rumsfeld continued with regularly scheduled meetings after the second strike, and that he was on a roll with his predictions that morning. Apparently, he told Congressman Christopher Cox “Believe me, this isn’t over yet. There’s going to be another attack, and it could be us.” Minutes later, the Pentagon was hit.

After the Pentagon was hit, Rumsfeld wandered out to the parking lot for approximately 30 minutes. His presence there showed that he was not concerned about other planes that were reported hijacked and that he was not considering the danger to other potential targets. It was as if he knew what to expect.

To explain his behavior, Rumsfeld later stated; “I wanted to see what had happened. I wanted to see if people needed help. I went downstairs and helped for a bit with some people on stretchers. Then I came back up here and started—I realized I had to get back up here and get at it.”

Rumsfeld did not concern himself with the work of his direct subordinate, NORAD commander Ralph Eberhart, and he did not do his job to ensure the nation’s air defenses. Meanwhile, NORAD experienced inexplicable failures and Eberhart lied about it to Congress afterward.

After the 9/11 attacks, Cheney tried to prevent an investigation. It was later learned that Rumsfeld co-authored a letter to the 9/11 Commission, warning it to limit its investigation and denying it access to critical evidence. According to Kean and Hamilton’s book Without Precedent, each of the commissioners was also invited to have private meetings with Rumsfeld, who gave them advice throughout the investigation. This was despite the fact that Rumsfeld’s DOD failed to provide many of the documents that had been requested.

Considering the unraveling of the official accounts for 9/11, people don’t need more deceptive comments from Richard Clarke about the obvious post-9/11 crimes of Cheney and Rumsfeld. What people need to understand is that Cheney and Rumsfeld were running the show on 9/11 and were in perfect position to coordinate the attacks. Their actions on that day, as well as their surprising links to others who had the access and knowledge to accomplish the crimes, make them prime suspects.

Posted in light of the recent pictures that came out showing Dick Cheney on the day of September 11, 2001. Remember, the truth about 911 will end the War on Terror.

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

Wow! It Appears Fukushima Is Causing Americans To Get Cancer

Kevin Kamps, Beyond Nuclear joins Thom. The worst nuclear accident in recent history wasn’t unexpected - that’s according to an internal document recovered from Tokyo Electric Power - also known as Tepco. Tepco originally claimed that it had done everything possible to protect the nuclear power plant at Fukushima. But we now know that Tepco executives had discussed the need to build up coastal defenses back in 2008 - two and a half years before the tsunami hit Fukushima and caused a triple meltdown.

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

13 Rules For Radicals – Alinsky’s Guide For Activists

What follows is for those who want to change the world from what it is to what they believe it should be. The Prince was written by Machiavelli for the Haves on how to hold power. Rules for Radicals is written for the Have-Nots on how to take it away.

The first step in community organization is community disorganization.

he organizer… must first rub raw the resentments of the people of the community; fan the latent hostilities of many of the people to the point of overt expression. He must search out controversy and issues, rather than avoid them, for unless there is controversy people are not concerned enough to act. . . . An organizer must stir up dissatisfaction and discontent; provide a channel into which the people can angrily pour their frustrations… you must agitate to the point of conflict.

RULE 1: Power is not only what you have, but what the enemy thinks you have. If your organization is small, hide your numbers in the dark and raise a din that will make everyone think you have many more people than you do.
RULE 2: Never go outside the experience of your people… the result is confusion, fear, and retreat… [and] the collapse of communication.
RULE 3: Whenever possible, go outside the expertise of the enemy. Here you want to cause confusion, fear, and retreat.
RULE 4: Make the enemy live up to their own book of rules. You can kill them with this, for they can no more obey their own rules than the Christian church can live up to Christianity
RULE 5: Ridicule is man’s most potent weapon. It’s hard to counter attack ridicule, and it infuriates the opposition, which then reacts to your advantage.
RULE 6: A good tactic is one that your people enjoy. If your people aren’t having a ball doing it, there is something very wrong with the tactic.
RULE 7: A tactic that drags on too long becomes a drag. Commitment may become ritualistic as people turn to other issues
RULE 8: Keep the pressure on, with different tactics and actions, and utilize all events of the period for your purpose*.
RULE 9: The threat is usually more terrifying than the thing itself.
RULE 10: The major premise for tactics is the development of operations that will maintain a constant pressure upon the opposition. It is this unceasing pressure that results in the reactions from the opposition that are essential for the success of the campaign.
RULE 11: If you push a negative hard and deep enough it will break through into its counterside. This is based on the principle that every positive has its negative*.
RULE 12: The price of a successful attack is a constructive alternative. Avoid being trapped by an opponent or an interviewer who says, “Okay, what would you do?”
RULE 13. Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it, and polarize it. Don’t try to attack abstract corporations or bureaucracies. Identify a responsible individual. Ignore attempts to shift or spread the blame. The real action is in the enemy’s reaction. The enemy properly goaded and guided in his reaction will be your major strength.

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

Keiser Report (E788): Property Bubble

In this Keiser Report, Max Keiser and Stacy Herbert discuss the property bubble as a liberty-sacrificing delusion. In the second half, Max continues his interview with Michael Krieger of about #BankersLivesMatter and the two-tier justice system in America in relation to bankers and their crimes. They also discuss how it is that Colorado's economy is booming.

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

Sunday, 26 July 2015

CrossTalk: Watching Media

As Ukraine continues to descend into political and financial chaos, Western media – for the most part – remain focused on Russia’s so-called aggression. How does the mis-characterization of this important story undermine the sad realities being played out on the ground? CrossTalking with Dmitry Babich, Mark Sleboda, and Anton Fedyashin.

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

Victoria Nuland Threatens Russia

She wrecked Ukraine. Maybe she has starting WW III in mind. In an interview on Ukrainian TV, she said if war on its territory escalates, “the costs will go up” for Russia – economically and militarily.

“As you know, the sanctions that the international community has put in place – that the US and the EU have in place – are there to change the policy of Russia, to encourage it to fulfill its obligations.”

“We’ve made clear that they will stay in place until Minsk is fully implemented, including an end to the violence, including a return of hostages, a return of the border.”

“But we’ve also made clear that if the violence increases, we’re prepared to put more pressure on Russia.”

Fact: Washington, Canada, go-along European nations and Kiev irresponsibly bash Russia.

Fact: Washington bears full responsibility for installing fascist Ukrainian governance waging US proxy war on its own Donbass citizens wanting democratic rights everyone deserves.

Fact: Imposed US and EU sanctions have no legitimacy whatever. Security Council members alone may impose them.

Fact: What’s ongoing in Ukraine is the pretext for irresponsible Russia bashing. Washington’s aim is regime change.

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

Wanted: Members Paid Reddit Upvote Group - easy $5 to $10

We have a paid reddit group. Essentially you will be required to upvote/downvote reddit threads that we post and also do that for comments. The threads will be posted in our Skype group and will mostly be from one subreddit (r/worldnews)

Pay will be $1/per thread that we post. This involves upvoting/downvoting thread and upvoting/downvoting comments as well. We will give you full instructions once you join. It would only take a few minutes of your time, and you will get an easy $5 per day if you do this for five threads, and a $10 limit per user per day.

It's preferred if you are available between 9-3 Israeli time(GMT +3), but we will be posting threads 24 hrs a day so we are flexible as long as you are on skype a few hours per day.

If you're interested: Contact me via skype at lenoraavraham.

Spots are limited and this post will be Updated/Deleted once we are full.

Paid propagandists ... because lies are generally unpopular - especially heinous lies that facilitate war or ethnic cleansing.

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

Keiser Report (E787): Bankers Lives Matter

In this Keiser Report Max Keiser and Stacy Herbert discuss the fact that life’s but a walking shadow, a poor homeless schmuck that struts and frets his squeegee upon thy windshield, and then is heard no more. It is a tale told by an idiot tabloid, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing. In the second half Max interviews Michael Krieger of about #BankersLivesMatter and the two-tier justice system in America in relation to bankers and their crimes. They also ask, “where is Eric Holder now? Hmmm, I wonder.”

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

Saturday, 25 July 2015

Israel Could Use Dirty Nuke in False Flag Attack in US: Ex-CIA Contractor

Israel is testing dirty nuclear bombs in its deserts which could be used in a "false flag" attack in the United States to implicate Iran, a former CIA and NSA contractor says.

“One has to wonder if they [Israelis] feel that the momentum for realizing ‘greater Israel’ is going away, and if the world opinion is shifting, which clearly it seems to be… [then] we have to be concerned with a false flag attack on the United States in order to justify a retaliatory strike against Iran,” said Steven D Kelley.

“We know that this Israel is actually testing dirty nuclear devices in their desert right now, and we know this has no strategic value other than to be used as a terrorist device in a false flag attack,” he added. “So this is a very dangerous time.”

They could also import ISIS stooges with AK-47s or chemical weapons. False flags of all kinds remain on the table since a large portion of the public has yet to recognise 911 as one:

911 and War by Deception

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

Military Report of Novorossia 21.07.2015

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

CrossTalk: Donald’s Triumph

His resume is all over the map: real estate mogul, television host, and entrepreneur and for some a political joke – he's none other than Donald Trump – and he is running for the GOP presidential nomination. How well does he reflect a section of American voters and is he electable? CrossTalking with Richard Goodstein, Kurt Bardella, and George Szamuely.

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

“Global Warming” Expedition Foiled by Record Ice

A scientific expedition to study “global warming” was delayed by record ice in the Arctic.

The icebreaker ship used for the 115-day expedition had to be rerouted Tuesday to break ice for commercial ships in the Hudson Bay because the ice conditions are the worst they’ve been in 20 years, according to the Canadian Coast Guard.

“Obviously it has a large impact on us,” said Martin Fortier, the executive director of the “global warming” research institute ArcticNet, which was spearheading the expedition.

The ice is so thick that ships are having to skirt around it.

“The same ice has also been blamed for bringing two polar bears into the community last week — a highly unusual event,” CBC News reported. The volume of Arctic sea ice has increased by 33% since 2013, although scientists who are funded to promote the government-driven “global warming” agenda are claiming the record ice is a freak occurrence.

Their claim, however, runs contrary to satellite data showing there’s been no global warming for over 18 years.

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

Friday, 24 July 2015

Obama Does Not Prosecute “Mega-Crooks”. Neither Would Hillary. Would Sanders?

The chief reason why the USA is no longer a democracy (if it ever was) is that its mega-criminals have impunity, just like kings and other dictators in countries that make little pretense to being a ‘democracy.’

Any country where someone stands above the law is a dictatorship, by those people, against the public — against everyone who is punishable by that nation’s executive, legal, and judicial, process, if they violate that country’s laws.

Any country where there are two classes of people, one class who are above the law, and another class who are subject to the law, is, by definition, a dictatorship, by the former group, over and against the latter mass. That’s what a dictatorship is — that’s what it consists of: an aristocracy and its agents, on the one hand; and the public on the other.

For example, George W. Bush still has not been prosecuted, nor even investigated by the U.S. Government under Obama, for his mega-crimes, from which not only Americans suffer, but people around the world suffered — and we all suffer them today.

He certainly was guilty of violating U.S. laws, including treaties that the U.S. had signed, against torture, even though he has never been prosecuted, nor so much as (in the U.S.) investigated, for any of the numerous crimes, organized crimes, RICO-type crimes, such as Hitler did and for which Hitler’s subordinates were hanged after foreign powers took over. (Hitler, of course, committed suicide.) Nor were Bush’s subordinates investigated for that. Obama has protected them all.
Subsequently, I listed and documented the following three categories of areas of crime that will need to be investigated and prosecuted regarding Barack Obama: (1) Torture. (2) Protecting Banksters. (3) Perpetrating Ethnic Cleansing Abroad.

Those might seem to be crimes by Republicans, but under Obama they have also become crimes by Democrats. Our entire Federal Government is thus now what one reasonably expects from a dictatorship. We even have the type of press that one expects in a dictatorship.

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

International Military Review - Syria, July 22, 205

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

Trump vs McCain? Michael Rivero - July 20, 2015

RCMP Website Attack False Flag, Iran deal, Greek deal violence, corrupt US banking system, Global cooling,  
Guest's website:

Note: About mention of the Forrestal Incident - although McCain is a scumbag, the position of his aircraft on the flight deck, seen in pictures and video, precludes a 'wet start' setting off a rocket attached to a nearby F-4 Phantom.

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

McCain and the POW Cover-Up

John McCain, who has risen to political prominence on his image as a Vietnam POW war hero, has, inexplicably, worked very hard to hide from the public stunning information about American prisoners in Vietnam who, unlike him, didn’t return home. Throughout his Senate career, McCain has quietly sponsored and pushed into federal law a set of prohibitions that keep the most revealing information about these men buried as classified documents. Thus the war hero who people would logically imagine as a determined crusader for the interests of POWs and their families became instead the strange champion of hiding the evidence and closing the books.

Almost as striking is the manner in which the mainstream press has shied from reporting the POW story and McCain’s role in it, even as the Republican Party has made McCain’s military service the focus of his presidential campaign. Reporters who had covered the Vietnam War turned their heads and walked in other directions. McCain doesn’t talk about the missing men, and the press never asks him about them.

The sum of the secrets McCain has sought to hide is not small. There exists a telling mass of official documents, radio intercepts, witness depositions, satellite photos of rescue symbols that pilots were trained to use, electronic messages from the ground containing the individual code numbers given to airmen, a rescue mission by a special forces unit that was aborted twice by Washington – and even sworn testimony by two Defense secretaries that “men were left behind.” This imposing body of evidence suggests that a large number – the documents indicate probably hundreds – of the U.S. prisoners held by Vietnam were not returned when the peace treaty was signed in January 1973 and Hanoi released 591 men, among them Navy combat pilot John S. McCain.

Mass of Evidence

The Pentagon had been withholding significant information from POW families for years. What’s more, the Pentagon’s POW/MIA operation had been publicly shamed by internal whistleblowers and POW families for holding back documents as part of a policy of “debunking” POW intelligence even when the information was obviously credible.
The pressure from the families and Vietnam veterans finally forced the creation, in late 1991, of a Senate Select Committee on POW/MIA Affairs. The chairman was John Kerry. McCain, as a former POW, was its most pivotal member. In the end, the committee became part of the debunking machine.

One of the sharpest critics of the Pentagon’s performance was an insider, Air Force Lieut. Gen. Eugene Tighe, who headed the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) during the 1970s. He openly challenged the Pentagon’s position that no live prisoners existed, saying that the evidence proved otherwise. McCain was a bitter opponent of Tighe, who was eventually pushed into retirement.

Included in the evidence that McCain and his government allies suppressed or sought to discredit is a transcript of a senior North Vietnamese general’s briefing of the Hanoi politburo, discovered in Soviet archives by an American scholar in 1993. The briefing took place only four months before the 1973 peace accords. The general, Tran Van Quang, told the politburo members that Hanoi was holding 1,205 American prisoners but would keep many of them at war’s end as leverage to ensure getting war reparations from Washington.

Throughout the Paris negotiations, the North Vietnamese tied the prisoner issue tightly to the issue of reparations. They were adamant in refusing to deal with them separately. Finally, in a February 2, 1973, formal letter to Hanoi’s premier, Pham Van Dong, Nixon pledged $3.25 billion in “postwar reconstruction” aid “without any political conditions.” But he also attached to the letter a codicil that said the aid would be implemented by each party “in accordance with its own constitutional provisions.” That meant Congress would have to approve the appropriation, and Nixon and Kissinger knew well that Congress was in no mood to do so. The North Vietnamese, whether or not they immediately understood the double-talk in the letter, remained skeptical about the reparations promise being honored – and it never was. Hanoi thus appears to have held back prisoners – just as it had done when the French were defeated at Dien Bien Phu in 1954 and withdrew their forces from Vietnam. In that case, France paid ransoms for prisoners and brought them home.!

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

Full Speech: Donald Trump Brings Down The House In Phoenix, AZ

"We'll take our country back": 15,000 PLUS gathered in Phoenix, AZ to hear GOP Presidential candidate Donald Trump speak today.

Interesting to hear his entire speech. Trump's views have been misrepresented in the mainstream media. While people may not agree with everything he says, he does make a lot of sense in many areas. I would not fully trust the man in terms of foreign affairs, because he may believe that the rise of ISIS was independent of US/Gulf country/Turkish support. Ron Paul would make a good foreign affairs adviser.

If Trump continues in this manner, and is not sidelined in the media, or derailed with rigged primary voting (like Ron Paul was), then he will become a target of assassination by the establishment. The most like outcome is that the republicans will rig their primary votes, and then declare that Trump has no support. Unlike the Paul campaign, it is possible that Trump will accuse the party of rigging votes, which would make him a target of assassination (via some sort of accident).

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

Keiser Report (E786): Two Faced Greek Govt

In this episode of the Keiser Report, Max Keiser and Stacy Herbert discuss Greek prime ministers bearing referendums as privatization schemes move full steam ahead as billionaires and celebrities begin buying up Greek islands on the cheap. In the second half, Max interviews Eddy Travia of about the company’s upcoming IPO on the Alternative Investment Market (AIM) in London. Coinsilium Group facilitates the implementation of blockchain technology products and services alongside media and corporate advisory services.

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

Thursday, 23 July 2015

Propaganda Wave Portends Invasion of Syria

It was reported just days ago that US policymakers have signed and dated plans drawn up for the US invasion and occupation of Syria. The plan as described by the Fortune 500-funded Brookings Institution – a corporate think-tank that has previously drawn up plans for the invasion, occupation, and “surge” in Iraq – is to occupy border regions of Syria with US special forces to then justify a nationwide “no-fly-zone” if and when Syrian forces attempt to retake these “safe zones.”

The “safe zones” are to be used by various terrorists fronts Brookings admits are tied to Al Qaeda, to take refuge from Syrian air power and from which to stage and launch attacks deeper into Syrian territory. The end game is the Balkanization of Syria into ineffectual vassal states the US can later stitch together into a larger client regime.

It was also reported that this signed and dated conspiracy to invade, occupy, and destroy Syria would be followed by widespread propaganda aimed at selling the policy paper under the guise of “defeating” the so-called “Islamic State” (ISIS/ISIL). In reality, hundreds of trucks a day, originating deep within NATO-member Turkey’s territory, cross the Turkish-Syrian border unopposed, destined for ISIS territory, keeping the terrorist front well supplied and armed, along with its ranks full of fresh fighters.

It is clear that US, British, and other regional allies conducting airstrikes on ISIS in Syria are doing so with full knowledge that whatever damage they are doing is quickly absorbed by the logistical torrent they themselves allow, even underwrite, to freely flow into ISIS territory. No attempts have been made by the US or any of the NATO nations involved in the Syrian conflict, to first stem ISIS’ supply lines – an elementary and obvious strategic goal necessary if the West was truly interested in stopping ISIS.

Rather than seeing any overt western invasion, it is likely that ISIS will be allowed to continue, so as to provide an adequate replacement enemy for the Cold War. The Golan Heights area of Syria will be occupied by the Israelis as a 'buffer zone' which would allow them to circumvent Hezbollah forces in Southern Lebanon, thereby cutting them off in the next round of fighting between these two groups.

If ISIS continues to exist, various long term policies can be enacted that will depopulate the Iraq-Syria region, via food sanctions, introduced diseases, general low intensity warfare, or by encouraging the most genocidal extremists to ethnically cleanse the area. This is an Israeli-Western goal.

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

60 Minutes Australia: Special Investigation Spies Lords and Predators

The top You Tube comment explains what is going on with these heinous criminals and the lack of action by the authorities:
Andrew Towell 
Sadly this information was known at the time and covered up, not least by the home office and police but also by the security services (MI5/6). The security services record these activities of people in positions of authority in order to blackmail and manipulate them, in order to have them "in their pocket". If you hear them utter the words "national security" or "not in the national interest" then know your being lied to and a cover up is in effect. You need to know that your childrens lives and their safety are not viewed as important as whats in the interests of the Government and/or Security Services. They murder to keep this a secret, even today. It's the job of the home office to protect the Government, that means further cover ups or throwing a few people under the bus when necessary. These activities have not gone away as they've been allowed to happen and covered up at the highest levels, then and now. Our children are not safe until these predators and their conspirators are exposed and jailed for the remainder of their lives.
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[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, July 23rd, 2015.]

Dutch Independent Investigator Accuses Dutch Authorities for Biased Anti-Russian MH17 Investigation

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

John Williams - Panic Decline and Selling of the US Dollar Will Take it to Historic Lows and More!

What does renowned economist John Williams make of the strength of the dollar in the last year? He thinks the markets were anticipating the Fed raising interest rates because of the so-called “recovery.” Of course, the economy is not improving, and Williams thinks when the Fed tries to pump the economy back up, the dollar will dive.

Williams explains, “I was looking for a hyperinflation in 2014. What I did not expect and what I have missed is the big rally in the dollar. . . . The economy was never improving. Now, it’s not only not improving, but it is begging to turn down again. That’s the importance of quarter to quarter contraction. When you get that, you get official recognition that the economy is falling, and it is not recovering. So, as the expectations wane on the Fed tightening, you will start to see dollar selling. I think you are going to see a panic decline in the dollar at some point, massive selling of the dollar, not only that, it will take it down to levels of a year ago, but to historic lows. As that happens, you will see a tremendous spike in oil prices which will start moving the consumer price index pick up. . . . You have an overhang in excesses of $12 trillion outside the United States.

A goodly portion of that will be repatriated to the United States into the US markets. People will be dumping the dollar to get out of the dollar and the Fed is going to have to be monetizing all sorts of things. . . . What’s out of whack right now against reality is the strength of the dollar. We don’t have a booming economy. We don’t have a Fed that is going to happily raise rates, although they would like to. As the realization sinks in, the exchange rate of the dollar will start falling. Then, you will actually have a panic, and once that has happened, you will see a sharp upturn in headline inflation, and that will evolve eventually into hyperinflation. . . . A dollar panic is reflective of the problems here.”

Join Greg Hunter as he goes One-on-One with economist John Williams of

With the US economy in recession, there is deflation as people with no jobs push down demand. However, there has been commodity price inflation as speculative (Wall Street) money in the markets kept prices up. At present, weak global demand is pushing commodities down. Ultimately, if the US dollar declines, the cost of imports will rise, which will reinflate commodity prices (in US dollars). In this scenario it is possible there will be hyper-inflation.

Williams points out that the overall real US debt level is 100 trillion, with yearly deficits of about 5 trillion.

The biggest overall problem for the US, as pointed out by Paul Craig Roberts, is that a large portion of their productive capacity has been outsourced to low wage countries in order to increase corporate profits. This has caused a trade imbalance and killed jobs - and threatens the value of the dollar. The outsourcing was not necessary. Industry in European countries like Germany provides the counter example.

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

Wednesday, 22 July 2015

Was Afghanistan’s Invasion Also Based on Lies? It’s Time for a Real Investigation

There appears to be a bigger lie than “weapons of mass destruction.” It’s not simply that the illegal invasion of Iraq was based on lies, but that the entire “war on terrorism” is likely based on lies.
We were told by our government that Afghanistan was invaded for giving shelter to Osama bin Laden, who was responsible for the 9/11 attacks. Mainstream press have pushed this so repeatedly that “9/11″ and “Osama bin Laden” have become interchangeable.

While working on this piece I asked the first three people I ran into at my local grocery store “Who was responsible for the 9/11 attacks?,” three times getting “Osama bin Laden” for replies. This is not scientific, yet it makes one wonder how this would work out in national polling.

But what if bin Laden was not responsible for the 9/11 attacks despite the drumbeat of government officials and the corporate press? What if there has been a rush to judgment to make it appear the Bush regime was taking definitive action?

The invasion of Afghanistan certainly wasn’t about the Taliban – the Bush regime gave the Taliban $43 million in “aid” only four months before the 9/11 attacks, so were on friendly terms.

Following are three reasons to question official sources on their casus belli for invading Afghanistan.

Attempts to Peacefully Resolve the Issue

First, before the invasion of Afghanistan, the Taliban offered to try bin Laden in exchange for evidence that he was responsible for the 9/11 attacks.

President Bush provided no evidence, and invaded Afghanistan instead.

After the start of the U.S. air campaign, the Taliban offered to send bin Laden to a third country for trial if evidence could be provided that he had been involved in the 9/11 attacks – a proposal the United States also promptly rejected.

Why not provide evidence, if it were available, to prevent a war? It was obvious that the people of Afghanistan would defend their country from a foreign invasion, as they had since Alexander the Great invaded, and there would be a great loss of life (see Roman Empire, British Empire, USSR, etc.).

There can only be two answers– that there was no evidence supporting the cause for invasion, or that former President Bush is a psychopath who doesn’t care about human life, so contemptuously ignored the request for evidence.

Bin Laden’s Denials

Second, bin Laden denied, more than once, in the months following 9/11, that he was involved in the dirty deed. Less than a week after the 9/11 attacks, al Jazeera quoted bin Laden: “The U.S. government has consistently blamed me for being behind every occasion its enemies attack it. I would like to assure the world that I did not plan the recent attacks, which seem to have been planned by people for personal reasons.”


Osama Bin Laden had nothing to do with the attacks of 911 and was the patsy for the false flag attack that launched the entire 'war on terror' - which replaced the Cold War. The intention was to attack enemies of the Israelis in the Middle East and generate revenue for the US military-security complex.

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

Why We Must Not Arm Even 1 More Syrian Rebel

In September of 2014, FSA “moderate” commander and recipient of US aid Bassel Idriss admitted that “We are collaborating with the Islamic State and the Nusra Front,” the reason for this being “We have reached a point where we have to collaborate with anyone against unfairness and injustice.” [2]

Back in April of the same year, the leader of the US-backed “moderate” Syrian Revolutionary Front Jamal Maarouf admitted that al-Qaida was “not our problem” and that his fighters conducted joint operations with al-Nusra. “If the people who support us tell us to send weapons to another group, we send them. They [Jabhat al-Nusra] asked us a month ago to send weapons to Yabroud so we sent a lot of weapons there. When they asked us to do this, we do it.” [3]

One of the most senior “moderate” rebel commanders to be backed by the US and main recipient of Western aid, Col. Okaidi, is seen in a video, which has been authenticated by Joshua Landis of the University of Oklahoma, speaking during interviews saying “My relationship with the brothers in ISIL is good … I communicate almost daily with brothers in ISIL … the relationship is good, even brotherly.”

Okaidi admits al-Qaida is not any different from the FSA: “They [al-Nusra] did not exhibit any abnormal behavior, which is different from that of the FSA.”

The video shows Okaidi with ISIS Emir Abu Jandal celebrating a victory, as an ally ISIS fighter shouts “I swear to Allah, O Alawites, we came to slaughter you. Await what you deserve!” [4]

US Ambassador to Syria Robert Ford, who worked closely with Okaidi, himself admitted to giving material support to ISIS and al-Nusra, stating that he “absolutely does not deny” knowing that most of the rebels he backed fought alongside ISIS and al-Nusra. [5]

The reason for all of this is simply that, as pointed out by the leading Western journalist in the region, Patrick Cockburn, “In reality, there is no dividing wall between them [ISIS and Nusra] and America’s supposedly moderate opposition allies.”

According to Vice President Biden, “there was no moderate middle because the moderate middle are made up of shopkeepers, not soldiers.” [6]

This means that, apart from a plethora of substantially foreign terrorist jihadi lunatics, there is no other force willing to fight against the government.

Obama himself further articulated the reasons for this when he stated that it was a “fantasy” to think that the US could arm and equip “farmers, dentists, and folks who never fought before” and have them be an effective force against Assad. [7]

What is implied here is that ordinary Syrians, actually moderate individuals, have no desire for military action nor are they capable of effectively harnessing it, hence the need to support the extremists, who are. And therefore, as Biden points out, the Wests’ allies “poured hundreds of millions of dollars and tens of thousands of tons of weapons to … al-Nusra and al-Qaeda and the extremist elements of jihadis coming from other parts of the world.”

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

Naomi Wolf - Jewish Lobby in the US

She explains that they interact with other pro-war military industry groups that benefit from continued conflict in the Middle East.

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

Military Report of Novorossia 20.07.2015

Last night, Kiev government forces opened heavy fire on the city center of Donetsk and a secondary school. Also, shells hit the Kuibyshevsky district hospital, injuring a doctor. At least one civilian was killed, three were wounded. 19 houses in the city were damaged by shelling, including a residential building which has been completely burned down in the Spartak settlement located near Donetsk airport. Some areas in Donetsk were left without power and water supply as a result of the Ukrainian shelling.

It must be remembered that these reports from the DPR and LPR will be skewed to help the separatist cause. The fact that shelling from Kiev forces occurs, echoed in European monitoring reports, shows who is responsible for ceasefire violations.

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

Arctic Sea Ice Continues To Track 2006

With the Arctic melt season rapidly winding down, sea ice is following an almost identical track to 2006 – the year with the highest minimum of the past decade.

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

Tuesday, 21 July 2015

CrossTalk: Iran - Game Changer?

Iran and the global powers have a deal, but what is next? Can Israel’s allies on Capitol Hill derail the agreement? Can we expect the Israelis and the Saudis to respect the process hammered out in Vienna? And most importantly, how does this deal change the geopolitics of the Middle East? CrossTalking with Mohammad Marandi, Flynt Leverett, and Alex Vatanka.

Marandi, in this discussion, rightly points out that Iran is the stable regional power while US allies have been sponsoring extremists.

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

Obama's Iran Deal: Credit Iran Not Obama

Two other points about Israel's fear of State-sponsored WMD attacks ... any country that attacks would be massively counter attacked with WMDs by Israel and/or the US, plus the Palestinian population of Israel would also be in the firing line. The past President of Iran actually called for democratic elections in Israel, that would include all Palestinians, to remove the regime, not [a misquote] to 'wipe the country off the map'.

Dawson, in the above video, points out that Europe was rebelling against the US sanctions on Iran, and that Obama had to act to prevent a public split.

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

John McCain Exposed By Vietnam Vets And POWs

John McCain, and John Kerry, are exposed as cover-up criminals when it came to investigating US POWs that remained captive after hostilities were ended.

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

Gerald Celente: China’s Debt to GDP is 207%, Canada is Officially in a Recession

Gerald Celente: China’s debt to GDP is 207%, Canada is officially in a recession, Greek treason, US Federal reserve interest rate claims (possible raise) on phoney economic data, Japanese economy, Global deflation on weak demand, North African Migrants, Iran nuke deal, Syrian war, arms and money to Israel, Ukrainian coup, and other Washington lies ...

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

Monday, 20 July 2015

U.K. The Mysterious Death of Dr David Kelly: Damning New Evidence Points to a Cover-up by Tony Blair's Government

The official story of Dr David Kelly is that he took his own life in an Oxfordshire wood by overdosing on painkillers and cutting his left wrist with a pruning knife.

He was said to be devastated after being unmasked as the source of the BBC’s claim that the Government had ‘sexed up’ the case for war in Iraq.

A subsequent official inquiry led by Lord Hutton into the circumstances leading to the death came to the unequivocal conclusion that Kelly committed suicide.

Yet suspicions of foul play still hang heavy over the death of the weapons expert whose body
was found seven years ago next month in one of the most notorious episodes of Tony Blair’s premiership.

Astonishingly, on August 18, less than three weeks into the Hutton Inquiry, which opened on August 1, Dr Kelly’s death certificate was mysteriously completed and the cause of his death
officially registered as haemorrhage.
Put another way, five weeks before the Hutton Inquiry ended on September 24, 2003, and while the judge was still taking evidence about Dr Kelly’s death from witnesses, the official record of
the cause of death was written and the case effectively closed.
Misleadingly, the death certificate states an inquest did take place on August 14 - even though we now know no inquest actually happened. And extraordinarily, though it bears the signature of
the registrar, it is not signed by either a doctor or a coroner as
every death certificate should be.
Dr Michael Powers QC, a former coroner and an expert in coroner’s law who is working to secure a full and proper inquest, said: ‘This death certificate is evidence of a failure properly to examine the cause of Dr Kelly’s death. It is evidence of a pre-judgment of the issue. In a coroner’s inquest the cause of death would not be registered until the whole inquiry had been completed. As we see here, the cause of death was registered before the Hutton Inquiry had finished.
‘This is remarkable. To my mind it is evidence that the inquiry into Dr Kelly’s death was window-dressing because the conclusion had already been determined.’
Since January 2004 a group of doctors has worked unstintingly for a fresh inquest to be held into David Kelly’s death because of the blatant shortcomings of the Hutton Inquiry.
They are radiologist Stephen Frost, trauma surgeon David Halpin, vascular surgeon Martin Birnstingl, epidemiologist Andrew Rouse and internal medicine specialist Christopher Burns-Cox. Their investigations have raised many doubts about the widespread assumption that Dr Kelly killed himself.
A letter they wrote to the Press in January 2004 marked the first time anyone had raised the possibility in the mainstream media of Dr Kelly’s death not being a suicide.
In 2009 they spent almost a year researching and writing a medical report which disputes Hutton’s assertion that Dr Kelly died from haemorrhage after severing the ulnar artery in his left wrist. The doctors argued that the wounds to Dr Kelly’s left wrist would not have caused him to bleed to death.
In January this year they discovered that Lord Hutton made the extraordinary 70-year gagging order.
Since then they have asked via their lawyers Leigh Day & Co to see the classified records, but under the last Labour Government, the Ministry of Justice - the department which holds them - repeatedly denied them access in the run-up to the last General  Election. No reason was given.

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

US Government Hiding Info About 911

The already known Saudi role in 911 ...

... and the fact that a second foreign country supported the hijackers.

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

The Fight for a Socialist South Africa: Racial Disparities in Wealth Increased Since the End of Formal Apartheid

South Africa’s most militant labor leaders are pressing forward with plans to build a real socialist party to challenge the ANC government’s capitulation to global capitalism. ANC loyalists this week locked the country’s largest union and the labor federation’s former general secretary out of a COSATU special Congress. The two traveled to the U.S., last week, seeking help from activists that supported the “Free South Africa” movement in the 80s.

“By the end of next week, the opportunity to reform COSATU may be gone,” said Zwelinzima Vavi, the former general secretary of the South African labor confederation that was once a pillar of the struggle against white minority rule, but now acts as an extension of the ruling political party, the African National Congress (ANC). Vavi was ousted from the Congress of South African Trade Unions, in March, for opposing the expulsion of the 365,000-strong metal workers union, last November, after NUMSA announced that it would no longer support the ANC and would, instead, continue to build a United Front of socialist movements with the aim of creating a genuine workers party to challenge the government.

Speaking alongside Vavi, last week, in the mid-town Manhattan offices of singer-activist Harry Belafonte’s family business, was Irvin Jim, the metal workers union chief. The two labor leaders were on the second leg of a whirlwind trip to Washington and New York, to connect with U.S. supporters of a true transition of power to the people of South Africa. “This is the time to look for alternatives” to COSATU, Irvin Jim told the roomful of activists, many of them veterans of the “Free South Africa” campaigns of more than a generation ago. “There is no turning back.”

Vavi’s prediction was right. On Monday and Tuesday, a tumultuous special congress of COSATU accepted the credentials of a shake-and-bake, ANC-backed façade called the “Liberated Metal Workers of South Africa” to take NUMSA’s place in the labor federation. A bid to reinstate Vavi as COSATU general secretary was also defeated, as expected. The credentials debate took ten hours to resolve, ending with a show-of-hands vote in a hall filled with guests and “observers.” Media were unexpectedly barred from much of the proceedings, and many delegates from NUMSA’s allied unions abandoned the process in disgust.

NUMSA’s appeal of its expulsion has been put off until the next regular COSATU congress, in November, by which time, as Irvin Jim told U.S. supporters in New York, its “Liberated” replacements will be sitting in the metal workers’ chairs at the federation’s leadership table, representing virtually no one.

This is not a U.S.-style labor fight for perks and privileges. “This battle goes to the core of building an economy and democratic state that works for all,” said Vavi, a former child laborer and metal worker who takes his socialism very seriously. So does Irvin Jim, whose family tried to scratch out a living as landless farmers. “For me, class is a driving force. We are struggling to advance humanity against the forces of greed.”

For Zwelinzima Vavi and his comrades, the transition to Black electoral rule in 1994 was to have been the beginning, not the conclusion, of a process of social transformation. “Our struggle was never about Black people standing beside their former oppressors and putting papers in a ballot box.”

The ballot brought an ANC government, buttressed by the two other legs of the anti-apartheid triple alliance: COSATU and the South African Communist Party (SACP). COSATU has been reduced to the “labor desk” of the ANC, while the SACP “sold out” to global capitalism at the very start of majority rule, as SACP-ANC veteran Ronnie Kasrils has written.

“There is a brutal exploitation of the working class, in the mines, farms and workplaces, to keep them in the status of wage slaves,” said Vavi. Under the ANC’s neoliberal policies, racial disparities in wealth have actually increased since the end of formal apartheid. Horrific state violence against workers has also returned, with the massacre of 34 miners at Marikana in 2012 – a crime for which the ANC government has found not one person responsible.

Vavi ticked off the statistics:

Unemployment has worsened, to more than 36 percent.

50 percent of youth below the age of 25 are unemployed

Poverty has escalated to 54.3 percent of the people.

26 million live on “below a U.S. dollar a day.”

50 percent of kids drop out of school “before the age of 12.”

“This is what breeds a cycle of poverty among the working class,” said Vavi, with the rhetorical question: “Why did we make these sacrifices against apartheid, if this is the result?”

President Jacob Zuma, whom South African labor supported to replace the cold and calculating neoliberalism of President Thabo Mbeki, in 2009, “proved to be the worst thing we have ever done to the working class. It was our mistake,” said Vavi. “We got so angry at Mbeki and his neoliberal programs,” as well as his denial that HIV was transmitted by sex – leading to the death of “360,000 to 400,000 South Africans.”

The South African state is failing, as are state-owned enterprises, as a direct result of the neoliberal straightjacket. There are “blackouts every day, because of previous attempts to privatize electricity,” he said. “Billions and billions of rand are being wasted through corruption, which has been institutionalized” in the ANC. Such corruption is more than simple theft; it is built into the system that South Africa’s leaders have embraced. “The fight against corruption is a fight against the capitalist system.”

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

Keiser Report (E785): ‘Lazy, Crazy’ Days of Summer ft. Plucky the Duck

In this episode of the Keiser Report, Max Keiser and Stacy Herbert discuss when the ‘EU will be couping and the Greeks will be capitulating,’ while in the US, Senators are introducing legislation to allow Puerto Rico to file Chapter 9 bankruptcy in order to avoid a debt prisoner situation as Greece is enduring. At the same time, in the US, health insurance companies’ stock prices triple in five years as consolidation into three or four providers escalate costs to individual consumers forced to consume their product.

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

Sunday, 19 July 2015

MH17 One Year On: What Really Happened and Why

Tracing the whereabouts of MH17 during its final moments is of great importance if one is to determine what happened and why. For this reason, a number of key data sets and important information and testimonies have been buried – not by Russia and Russian-speaking rebels in the east Ukraine, but rather by US and European stakeholders as well as obscured by the entirety of the western corporate media.

We know that a Malaysian Airlines spokesman has already confirmed that, for some unknown reason, Kiev-based Ukrainian Air Traffic Control (ATC) ordered MH17 off of its original flight path along the international air route, known as L980. Most likely, this order was given to pilots while MH17 was still in Polish air space. L980 is one of the most popular and most congested air routes in the world, as well as a key link between major international hubs in Europe, like London Heathrow, Amsterdam Schiphol, Frankfurt, and Asian destinations, like Singapore, Mumbai, Hong Kong and Kuala Lumpur. As MH17 moved into Ukrainian air space, it was moved by ATC Kiev approximately 200 miles north – putting it on a new course, heading directly into a war zone, a well-known dangerous area by now – one that hosted a number of downed military craft over the previous 3 weeks.

Robert Mark, a commercial pilot and editor of Aviation International News Safety magazine, confirmed that most Malaysia Airlines flights from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur would normally travel along a route significantly further south than the route MH17 was diverted onto. Data on these and other similar flights can be found at the website Flight Radar24¹.
The plot (or the cover-up) thickens even more at this point, as publically available data appears to have been changed in the weeks following the incident. In the days after the crash, popular microblogger Vagellis Karmiros showed MH17’s clear change of course over the warzone to the north from compiling flight location and route data publically available on the website FlightAware. Karmiros’s findings were even featured in an infographic in the UK’s Daily Mail at the time².

The digital smoking gun: Then approximately six days after the crash, the information on popular publicly accessible flight tracking websites like FlightAware and FlightRadar24 appear to have been altered – to give the impression that all recent MH17 flights had gone over the Donetsk war zone too – effectively erasing the possibility that the plane’s flight path had been altered by Air Traffic Control in the first instance³.
Washington’s fragile ‘conspiracy theory’ quickly fell apart. Russian officials blindsided Washington and its NATO partners when it released all available satellite imagery and air traffic control data which was recorded in and around the final minutes of Flight MH17 – and presented it to the world media on live television. The data painted a very different picture, drawing contrasting conclusions to what Washington and Kiev officials had been disseminating via western media since July 17th. Following their presentation, Moscow handed its findings – air traffic data and time stamped satellite imagery – to European authorities. In stark contrast, US officials were reluctant to do the same – despite numerous cock-sure claims by high-ranking US officials including Secretary of State John Kerry.

On Monday July 21st, the Russian government, with almost every major global media outlet in attendance, released all of its air traffic data and satellite imaging data – all verifiable, including time stamps and supporting data. The entire content of the presentation was also handed over to the European authorities.

The conclusions to be drawn from this are stunning, to say the least. Despite the public release of this information, US and British media outlets did not bother to report back to its people on these findings. They are as follows:

Minutes before the downing of MH17, the plane made a mysterious ‘Left Turn’ as it flew over the Donetsk area at approximately 17:20:00 Moscow Time, making a sharp 14km deviation, before attempting to regain its previous course before dropping altitude and disappearing from radar at 17:23:00. As we previously pointed out, air traffic controllers in Kiev had already diverted MH17 200 miles further north into the target zone, so the question remains: was Kiev ATC also responsible for this final, fatal diversion, or was there another reason for this unusual turn?

According to clear satellite images provided, on July 16th, the Ukrainian Army positioned 3-4 anti-aircraft BUK M1 SAM missile batteries close to Donetsk. These systems included full launching, loading and radio location units, located in the immediate vicinity of the MH17 crash site. One system was placed approximately 8km northwest of Lugansk. In addition, a radio location system for these Ukrainian Army missile batteries is situated 5km north of Donetsk. On July 17th, the day of the incident, these batteries were moved to a position 8km south of Shahktyorsk. In addition to this, two other radio location units are also identified in the immediate vicinity. These SAM systems had a range of 35km distance, and 25km altitude.

From July 18th, after the downing of MH17, Kiev’s BUK launchers were then moved away from the firing zone.

Unlike rebel fighters, the Ukrainian military is in possession of some 27 BUK missile systems capable of bringing down high-flying jets, and forensic satellite imagery places at least 3 of their launchers in the Donetsk region on the day of this tragedy. Yet, Washington and NATO will not inquire about the possibility that any of these system had targeted MH17.

This is another definitive smoking gun: why did the Ukrainian Army move these short-range anti-aircraft SAM missile batteries into position on July 16-17th – to an interior region of East Ukraine where it’s known that the rebel resistance possess no air crafts whatsoever? Not surprisingly, both the US and Kiev have not answered that difficult question, perhaps for obvious reasons.

Most importantly however, Moscow radar picked up a Ukrainian Air Force fighter jet. At 17:20 Moscow Time, MH17 began to abruptly lose speed, eventually slowing to 124mph (200kmph). At that moment, what appears to be an SU-25 Ukrainian fighter jet appears on ATC radar, climbing in the direction of MH17 before trailing MH17 on the same flight path approximately 3-5km behind the passenger airliner, as it began rapidly approaching the same flight level. This happened just minutes before MH17 disappeared on radar. Note here that a Ukrainian fighter would not have been visible on ATC radar before it broke the ATC long-range standby radar tracking ceiling of 5km in altitude. Civilian ATC radar would not be able to identify this Su-25 as military because no secondary detection system is mounted – typical for military aircraft. Over the next four minutes, the Ukrainian fighter remained in the area. Note also that the Su-25 can be armed with air-to-air R-60 missiles with a range of up to 5km-12km.

Related Info:

Deleted BBC Russia MH17 report about 'Ukrainian military jets' (Eng Subs)

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